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This sermon by Rev. Peter McVicar's sermons is entitled "First Thanksgiving Sermon." It was delivered in Topeka on November 29, 1860, just weeks after he assumed the pastorate of the Congregational Church. McVicar focused on the concept that God's blessings were not to be measured by the accumulation of money or property, making specific comments about Kansas. He suggested, for example, that citizens of Kansas Territory who gathered together on that day should be especially thankful for the hardships endured by "early" settlers in order to establish freedom from slavery.

Creator: McVicar, Peter, 1829-1903
Date: November 29, 1860

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Item Number: 3319
Call Number: Peter McVicar Coll. #429 Box 2 Folder 1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 3319

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