William Billings — American Composer born on October 07, 1746, died on September 26, 1800

William Billings is regarded as the first American choral composer... (wikipedia)

In the first place, you must pay great attention to the key note.
It is much the best way... to lay the emphasis on the first part of the bar in triple time, and on the first and third parts of the bar in common time.
Let tyrants shake their iron rod.