Wilmington, Del: Printed and Sold by R Porter and Son, . Disbound with some loosening, 48pp. Else Very Good
Dr. Gibbons and the Free Enquirer, the periodical edited by Fanny Wright and Robert Dale Owen, engaged in a venomous newspaper and pamphlet dispute on the subject of religion. The 'Enquirer' was "virtually the New Harmony Gazette under a new name" [DAB]. Wright "attacked religion, the influence of the churches in politics, and the existing system of education based on authority." Gibbons was, according to DAB, "a devout Quaker" who, in 1829 , wrote 'Exposition of Modern Scepticism' "to counteract the propaganda of Robert Dale Owen and Frances Wright D'Arusmont"
FIRST EDITION AI 38754. Item #11105