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New York:

TO THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.

[np Albany?: nd, ca 1820] 16pp, caption title [as issued]. Disbound, with small stitching holes in blank inner margin. Light wear and fox. Good+. A bitter attack on New York's newly enacted Sunday closing law, arguing that the legislature does not possess "one particle of authority to enact any law which might, directly or indirectly, give a preference to the religious creed of any sect, to the disparagement of any other, or in any manner to infringe the right of any individual to the unrestrained and peaceable enjoyment of his opinions on the subject of religion..." The unidentified Memorialists also object to exemption of church property from taxation, and disqualification of witnesses who do not profess a religious creed. The argument, based on law and First Principles of government, is made with enthusiasm. Not in Sabin, AI, Eberstadt, Decker, Marvin, Marke, Harv. Law Cat., BEAL, NUC.


Book Id: 16281

Price: $250.00

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