ABAA ILAB

|   Home   |   Contact   |   Catalogs   |   Upcoming Fairs   |   Principal References   |   New Arrivals   |   Checkout   |  

[Lewis, Z(echariah)]:

LETTER TO A MEMBER OF CONGRESS, IN RELATION TO INDIAN CIVILIZATION. BY THE DOMESTIC SECRETARY OF THE UNITED FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETY.

Daniel Fanshaw, New York: 1822 Bound in modern plain wrappers, 15pp, light to moderate foxing, old institutional and deaccession marks. Good+. A defense of the United Foreign Missionary Society against a charge, "uttered on the floor of Congress," that the Society's efforts at civilizing Indians were "a miserable farce." This is not so, says Lewis: the Society's object is "to promote, not only the knowledge of christianity, but also the arts of civilized life." This it is doing with great success: the Letter presents eyewitness reports-- from its own missionaries as well as Adam Hodgson-- and summaries of activities from missions to the Osages and Senecas, the Cherokees and Choctaws, and the Mission at Tuscarora. FIRST EDITION. AI 9264 [5]. Field 922. Not in Eberstadt, Decker, Soliday.


Book Id: 15218

Price: $250.00

privacy policy | security | Site Map | Site by Bibliopolis