Title Discourse on the Life and Character of the Rev. Nathaniel Thayer, D.
Book Number 17404
HILL, ALONZO. A Discourse on the Life and Character of the Rev. Nathaniel Thayer, D.D. Pastor of the First Congregational Church and Society in Lancaster, Delivered at His Interment, June 29, 1840. By Alonzo Hill, Minister of the Second Society in Worcester. Worcester: Printed by Spooner & Howland. 1840. Octavo. Disbound pamphlet newly side-stitched with linen thread, light foxing. Pagination: (1) title, (1) notice, -30 Discourse, -40 Appendix. American Imprints #40-3151. Nathaniel Thayer 1769-1840, "a Unitarian minister...graduated from Harvard College in 1789... He was ordained and installed colleague pastor of the Church in Lancaster, Oct. 9, 1793. The pastor, Rev. Timothy Harrington, lived about two years, and at his death Mr Thayer succeeded to the sole charge of the Church. He was a man whose services were greatly esteemed and frequently employed; he was a memberof no less than 150 ecclesiastical councils... He received his D.D. in 1817 from Harvard. When Lafayette made his tour through the United States in 1825, Mr. Thayer addressed him in behalf of the people of Lancaster."--McClintock & Strong: Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological & Ecclesiastical Literature, X:301-02. This pamphlet contains his address to General Lafayette in the Appendix.