George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Samuel Langdon, 29 August 1791

From Samuel Langdon

State of N. Hampre—Hamptonfalls Augt 29 1791


The deep impressions of my obligations to you, induce me now to present a Volume which I have just published.1 I hope it will recommend itself to your notice as an attempt to give an easy, rational, & useful explication of a sacred book, heretofore often abused by whimsical interpretations, & on that account too much neglected & despised by many modern christians. If I have proved from that divine prophecy that we live in the very times precisely marked out for the beginning of surprizing Revolutions in the world, it may serve greatly to confirm the truth of the holy Scriptures; & the honours which divine Providence has conferred on you will afford double satisfaction. With highest Esteem I am, Sr, your most obedient humle Servt

Saml Langdon


1The accompanying volume was probably Samuel Langdon’s Observations on the Revelation of Jesus Christ to St. John. Which Comprehend the Most Approved Sentiments of the Celebrated Mr. Mede, Mr. Lowman, Bishop Newton, and Other Noted Writers on This Book; and Cast Much Additional Light on the More Obscure Prophesies; Especially Those Which Point Out the Time of the Rise and Fall of Antichrist . . . (Worcester, Mass., 1791), which was copyrighted in New Hampshire on 15 July.

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