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Chase's sermon is intended for the fourth of July. He praises the founding fathers' virtues and cautions against Americans falling to the same vices of European countries. Vices like greed and seeking of pleasure that would result in a end to liberty. He point out that America's young age and geographical separation from Europe benefit it in this endeavor to remain virtuous and true to the principles of the Bible which the nation was founded on.
Fourth of July, Sermon, Virtues, Vices, Europe, America, Philander Chase Jr.
Chase, Philander Jr, "Fourth of July Sermon" (1821). Philander Chase Letters. 118.