John Joachim Zubly, American Revolution, Law of Liberty
On September 3, 1775, John Joachim Zubly, pastor of the Independent Presbyterian Church in Savannah, Georgia, and at that date a delegate of that province to the Second Continental Congress of the Thirteen Colonies assembled in Philadelphia, put the final touch to a manuscript which soon thereafter went to press . It was entitled The Law of Liberty. A Sermon on American Affairs Preached at the Opening of the Provincial Congress of Georgia. The manifesto consisted of three parts: The first was an introductory address "To the Right Honourable William Henry, Earl of Dartmouth" (3/III),** which presented an incisive view on the British-American crisis; the second part was a sermon which gave an extended commentary on the 12th verse, 2nd chapter of the Letter of St. James, the Apostle: "So speak ye , and so do, as they that shall be judged by the Law o f Liberty" (3/1) ; the third part consisted of a nine-page essay and was entitled "A Short and Concise Account of the Struggles of Swisserland for Liberty"; it was to show, as Zubly explained, "by what means the Swiss recovered and preserved their freedom" (3/33).
"The American Revolution: A Lesson in Dissent. The Case of John Joachim Zubly,"
Swiss American Historical Society Newsletter: Vol. 12:
3, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_newsletter/vol12/iss3/3