1814.063: Sermon delivered in the Monumental Church by Rev. William H. Wilmer.

Published: 1814

Full Title: A sermon, delivered in the Monumental Church, in Richmond, before the convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church, of the state of Virginia, and at the first opening of the Monumental Church, on Wednesday, May 4, 1814 By Rev. William H. Wilmer. rector of St. Paul’s Church, Alexandria

Author: Wilmer, William Holland (1782-1827).

Place Issued: Alexandria

Issuing Press: Snowden & Simms

Description: 20 pgs.; 20 cm. (12mo).


Wilmer was rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Alexandria from 1812 to 1826, when he was called to be the eleventh president of the College of William and Mary and the rector of Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg; here he gave the inaugural sermon in the newly-built Monumental Church in Richmond, erected on site of the Richmond Theater Fire (December 26, 1811) as a memorial to the seventy-three lives lost in that catastrophe; Wilmer was asked to serve as the new church's rector at this time, but Wilmer declined all such offers in favor of his Alexandria church until the Williamsburg offer was made in 1826.

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