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[Southwick, Solomon]:

A LAYMAN'S APOLOGY, FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF CLERICAL CHAPLAINS BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW-YORK: IN A SERIES OF LETTERS, ADDRESSED TO THOMAS HERTTELL, MEMBER OF ASSEMBLY FOR THE CITY OF NEW-YORK, 1833. ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE WASHINGTON COUNTY POST, SALEM, UNDER THE SIGNATURE OF SHERLOCK. TO WHICH ARE ADDED NOTES AND ILLUSTRATIONS, BY THE AUTHOR.

Hoffman & White, Albany: 1834 12mo, original cloth with paper spine label [a bit of wear]. pp [10], 314. Scattered light foxing, about Very Good. Southwick, writing in the last years of his life, "became a religious and moral enthusiast." DAB. Herttell, a well-regarded New York City lawyer and assemblyman who favored a wall of separation between Church and State, had argued against the appointment of Chaplains to minister to the State's legislature. Southwick warns of "the dark cloud of INFIDELITY, which has lately made its appearance in our political horison," and which will destroy America unless religion-- and chaplains-- prevail, and the influence of Herttell, Fanny Wright, and Robert Owen is diminished. FIRST EDITION. AI 26884 [5]. Sabin 88643. Cohen 6043. Singerman 0592. Not in Eberstadt, Decker, Marvin, Harv. Law Cat., Marke.


Book Id: 10589

Price: $175.00

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