"STAND FAST IN THE LIBERTY WHEREWITH YOU HAVE BEEN MADE FREE"
(DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE) GORDON, William. Sermon. Boston, 1777.
First edition of William Gordon's powerful Sermon delivered before the Massachusetts-Bay House of Representatives on July 4, 1777, the first anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, urging all to remain steadfast against the British and recalling the earliest days of the fight, when "we were without an army, without money and without ammunition… The sword being drawn and the ground stained with blood." $4500.