Nation's Duty; A Thanksgiving Sermon, Preached in the Third Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, Thursday, November 27, 1862
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Johnson describes the occasion of the sermon in these words: “We are summoned this day, by the Chief Magistrate pf the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, to ‘solemn Prayer and Thanksgiving to the Almighty’” (pp. 15-16). In addition to giving thanks, he laments that the “nation is in mourning by reason of God’s judgments,” that it is “blighted and blasted with the curse of civil war” (pp. 12, 16).
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Johnson, Herrick, "Nation's Duty; A Thanksgiving Sermon, Preached in the Third Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, Thursday, November 27, 1862" (1862). Johnson, Herrick, 1832-1913. 8.