A Monograph of the Rev. Israel Evans, A.M., Chaplain in the American Army During the Entire Revolutionary War, 1775-1783: The Second Settled Minister of Concord, New Hampshire, 1789-1797 : Delivered at the Sixtieth Annual Meeting of the Concord Congregational Union, Held with the Church at Penacook, N.H., Thursday, October 30, 1902

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Page 3 - God and their country, without abandoning themselves to vice and immorality." The first general order issued by the Father of his Country, after the Declaration of Independence, indicates the spirit in which our institutions were founded and should ever be defended : "The General hopes and trusts that every officer and man will endeavor to live and act as becomes a Christian soldier defending the dearest rights and liberties of his country.
Page 14 - STAND fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
Page 3 - ... congress immediately adopted his views, and at New York on July 9 he issued the following "general order:" The honorable Continental congress having been pleased to allow a chaplain to each regiment, with the pay of thirty-three...
Page 24 - Mr. Evans was made AM by Dartmouth College in 1792, and served as trustee from 1793 until his death in 1807. Many anecdotes are related of Chaplain Evans, which, says his niece, Mrs. Packard, are undoubtedly true. It is said that in one of his petitions, offered just before the army engaged in conflict, he prayed as follows: O Lord of Hosts, lead forth thy servants of the American army to battle, and give them the victory; or if this be not according to Thy sovereign will then we pray Thee — stand...
Page 11 - At an early hour in the morning congress met, and in the afternoon marched in solemn procession to the Lutheran church to return thanks to Almighty God. It is fortunate that we can give extracts from another of his published addresses, which exhibits so fully his intense patriotism and love of liberty ; his thankfulness that the war has ceased and Peace has come and spread her wings of protection over the land. Extracts from "a discourse," by Reverend Israel Evans, December ir, 1783, delivered in...
Page 2 - Savannah, and for his patriotic exhortations was confined in a loathsome prison ship, from which he escaped, but was drowned before reaching shore. William Bradford, of Philadelphia, became colonel in the army, studied law with Chief Justice Edward Shippen, became Attorney-General and Judge of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, and Attorney- General of the United States under Washington. Aaron Burr, lieutenant-colonel in the army, member of New York legislature, president of Constitutional Convention...
Page 11 - The people were awakened by the watchman's cry, "Past two o'clock and Cornwallis is taken." Lights flashed through the houses, and soon the streets were thronged with crowds eager to learn the glad news. Some were speechless with delight. Many wept, and the old door-keeper of Congress died of joy. Congress met at an early hour, and that afternoon marched in solemn procession to the Lutheran church to return thanks to Almighty God.
Page 3 - The blessing and protection of Heaven are at all times necessary but especially so in times of public distress and danger — the General hopes and trusts, that every officer and man will endeavor to so live, and act, as becomes a Christian Soldier defending the dearest Rights and Liberties of his country.
Page 7 - God that avengeth me, And that bringeth down the people under me, And that bringeth me forth from mine enemies: Thou also hast lifted me up on high above them that rose up against me: Thou hast delivered me from the violent man. Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the heathen, And I will sing praises unto thy name.
Page 14 - Voted, That Mr. Foster, Mr. Parker & Mr. MacGregore with such of the Honbl. Senate as they may join be a Committee to present the Reved. Mr. Evans with the thanks of the General Court for his excellent discourse delivered Yesterday before the Court and request of him a Copy for the press and also desire him to attend and Officiate as Chaplain to the Legislature the present Session." Concurred in by the Senate, the same day. Thursday, June 14, 1791. Voted, that the committee appointed the third Instant...

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