J. Adams D.D.

Call Number

BT 96 .A214m 1834x

Date of Publication


Collection Size

1 bound volume; 40 pages


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Historical Note

Rev. J. (Jasper) Adams, D.D. was an American clergyman, college professor and college president. He was born in Massachusetts on August 27, 1793. Graduating from Brown University in 1815, he served as a teacher at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts until 1819 when he became a professor of mathematics and philosophy at his alma mater. In 1820, he was ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church. He was appointed president of the College of Charleston in 1824. After a disagreement with the trustees, he left for the presidency of Geneva College (now known as Hobart College) in Geneva, New York. He returned to the College of Charleston in 1828, remaining through 1838. He was appointed chaplain and professor of geography, history, and ethics at the United States Military Academy until 1840. He died in Pendleton, South Carolina on October 25, 1841.



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The Rev. Jasper Adams, Episcopal minister, President of the College of Charleston, and (ex-officio) Horry Professor of Moral and Political Philosophy delivered this oration on November 1, 1834 before the Society of Graduates of the College of Charleston. Noting that moral causes of the prosperity of nations had been ignored, Rev. Adams reviews and examines the effect of morality on the advancement of nations.

Additional Notes

Complete title: The Moral Causes of the Welfare of Nations: An Oration, Delivered 1st November, 1834, in the Chapel Before The Society of the Graduates of The College of Charleston. By Rev. J. Adams.


Purchased from Kowalczyk on June 10, 1959 for $2.50


Printed by J. S. Burges


Charleston, S.C.


Morality, Religion and Politics 19th Century, Secular Education, Public Education, Economics


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The moral causes of the welfare of nations: an oration, delivered 1st November, 1834, in the chapel, before the Society of Graduates of the College...