1853 PCUSA General Assembly resolution that was quoted by Peck approvingly in a pastoral letter on the Sabbath. The resolution stated:

“Resolved, That the proper observance of the Christian Sabbath is essential alike to the purity and progress of the church, and to the prosperity of the state. A church without the Sabbath is apostate; a people who habitually desecrate this divine institution have abandoned one of the grand foundations of social order and political freedom.”