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Joseph Hardwick

Prayers volumes that consider the particular acts of special worship. These volumes contain comments and some details on special worship in the colonies, particularly for those instances when the inhabitants of the empire observed special acts of worship that had previously been ordered in Britain. 5 There is also a rich literature on special days of worship in colonial America; indeed, scholars regard the sermons delivered on days of fasting and thanksgiving as foundational for the development of American political thought. 6

in Prayer, providence and empire