“A memorial of Lexington Battle, a sermon preached at Lexington on the nineteenth of April 1782,” by Phillips Payson

“A memorial of Lexington Battle, a sermon preached at Lexington on the nineteenth of April 1782,” by Phillips Payson

Collection ID

PBK.003370

Type

Printed Book

Date

1782

Geography

Massachusetts (United States)

Language

English

Medium

Printed on paper

Dimensions

7.8 × 4.8 × 0.07 in. (20 × 12.2 × 0.2 cm)

Exhibit Location

Not on view


This is a printed version of a sermon preached at Lexington, Massachusetts, April 19, 1782. It was preached by Phillips Payson (1736–1801) to commemorate the eighth anniversary of the start of the Revolutionary War at the Battle of Lexington and Concord. Phillips Payson was an American Congregationalist minister and pastor of the church in Chelsea, Massachusetts. In addition to several tracts on astronomy and natural philosophy, Payson delivered several commemorative sermons. The printer, Benjamin Edes, was a member of the Sons of Liberty and editor of the Boston Gazette.

Printed in 1782 by Benjamin Edes & Sons in Cornhill, Boston, Massachusetts. Acquired before 2005 by William H. Guthman (1924–2005), antiquities dealer, Westport, Connecticut;[1] Purchased at auction in 2005 by Ted Steinbock, private collector, Kentucky;[2] Privately purchased in 2020 by Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Notes: [1] Guthman established Guthman Americana in Westport, specializing in historical and military Americana. He was also a guest appraiser on the Public Broadcasting Service’s Antiques Roadshow. [2] Sotheby’s, New York, The William Guthman Collection of Manuscript, Printed, and Graphic Americana, December 1, 2005, Lot 118.

description

This is a printed version of a sermon preached at Lexington, Massachusetts, April 19, 1782. It was preached by Phillips Payson (1736–1801) to commemorate the eighth anniversary of the start of the Revolutionary War at the Battle of Lexington and Concord. Phillips Payson was an American Congregationalist minister and pastor of the church in Chelsea, Massachusetts. In addition to several tracts on astronomy and natural philosophy, Payson delivered several commemorative sermons. The printer, Benjamin Edes, was a member of the Sons of Liberty and editor of the Boston Gazette.


provenance

Printed in 1782 by Benjamin Edes & Sons in Cornhill, Boston, Massachusetts. Acquired before 2005 by William H. Guthman (1924–2005), antiquities dealer, Westport, Connecticut;[1] Purchased at auction in 2005 by Ted Steinbock, private collector, Kentucky;[2] Privately purchased in 2020 by Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Notes: [1] Guthman established Guthman Americana in Westport, specializing in historical and military Americana. He was also a guest appraiser on the Public Broadcasting Service’s Antiques Roadshow. [2] Sotheby’s, New York, The William Guthman Collection of Manuscript, Printed, and Graphic Americana, December 1, 2005, Lot 118.


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