Plumley, G. S. Piety Secures the Nation's Prosperity: A Thanksgiving Discourse, preached in the First Presbyterian Church, Metuchen, New Jersey, On Thursday, December 7, 1865. New York: F. Somers, Printer, 1866. First Edition. 
Yellow wrappers, detached, 9 x 5 3/4 inches, 24 pp. Good. Pamphlet.
Opens with the proclamation by President Andrew Johnson for the nation to observe a day of Thanksgiving to God for the ending of the American Civil War.
A sermon on Jeremiah 17:12. Asserts that "True Piety will secure our nations prosperity, and deliver it from all the foes that may threaten its permanence or its peace." Examines some of the foes that threaten the prosperity of our country, including the weaknesses of a republican government, the frailty of rulers, the intense separation of interests of the various States, Roman Catholics and Papal Rome, and general unbelief. The second portion is under the heading, "God has defended and can defend our country from all its foes, while obedience to him will secure the nation's peace, permanence and prosperity."