A sermon on the present situation of American affairs
A sermon on the present situation of American affairs : preached in Christ-Church, June 23, 1775, at the request of the officers of the Third battalion of the city of Philadelphia, and district of Southwark
Philadelphia : Printed ; London : Re-printed, a third time, for Edward and Charles Dilly, 1775.
, iv, 32 pages. Leather over marbled boards. Wear to spine leather. Scattered foxing. Howes S697. Sabin 84655. American Independence 196d. American Controvery 75-129d. Evans 14459. Hildeburn 3288. Goldsmiths'-Kress no. 11296. An interesting view of a Philadelphia clergyman and the first provost of the College of Philadelphia from 1755-1779 (later the University of Pennsylvania). While a loyalist, Smith was sympathetic to the American cause. An influential pamphlet in its day. Smith's view represented a large segment of the colonial and English society who wished for British rule but with American liberties.