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[Vaughan, William]:

THE CATECHISM OF MAN; POINTING OUT FROM SOUND PRINCIPLES, ACKNOWLEDGED FACTS, THE RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF EVERY RATIONAL BEING.

Reprinted by D. Humphreys, for Mathew Carey, Philadelphia: 1794 Stitched, untrimmed. [2], 34pp. Title page moderately spotted, light margin spotting. Else Very Good. Evans attributes authorship to Vaughan, member of a British-born American merchant family. His pamphlet is an advocate's brief for American civil liberty, in opposition to despotic government, where, "When the people unite for a redress of grievances, their union is called Faction, their petitions sedition. But no man nor body of men can justly be called Factious who have just grounds of complaint, none Seditious who only supplicate the redress of their wrongs." To produce enlightened citizens, behaving at their most virtuous, republican government is the best. The bulk of this work is a treatise, in catechism question-and-answer form, on popular government, demonstrating the superiority of American institutions over Royalist ones. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Evans 27991.


Book Id: 16256

Price: $500.00

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