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Thacher, Peter:

A REPLY TO THE STRICTURES OF MR. J.S. A LAYMAN, UPON THE PAMPHLET ENTITLED OBSERVATIONS UPON THE PRESENT STATE OF THE CLERGY OF NEW-ENGLAND, &C. BY PETER THACHER, A.M. AUTHOR OF SAID PAMPHLET.

Norman, White, and Freeman, Boston: [1784] 22pp, disbound with loosening and scattered fox. Margins trimmed closely, no text affected. Near Good+. J[ames] S[ullivan] had opposed Thacher's argument that a congregation should not deprive a minister of his livelihood absent a decision by a neutral arbiter. Sullivan, who believed science and enlightened rationality had justly supplanted the clergy, attributed to Thacher a wish to elevate clergy to a privileged elite. Thacher disclaims such a base intention. He insists, instead, on "the flagrant injustice of any man, or body of men's being judges in their own cause; the iniquity of one party's dissolving a solemn contract to the prejudice of the other without the intervention of indifferent men." FIRST EDITION. Evans 18804. Sabin 95173.


Book Id: 20217

Price: $350.00

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