Saint Paul: T.M. Newson, 1859. Original printed wrappers, stitched, light wear. 18pp. Very Good.
Congregationalism is the American religion most perfectly adapted to American principles. Hart predicts it will fare well in the western territories: Congregationalism "is a democracy. The brethren collectively are our highest court. From their prayerful and wise decision there is no appeal, except to the tribunal of the last day...In all our churches there is a call and an urgency for individual character and consecration...We have no fellowship with a close and bigoted Sectarianism...Under whatever sky, in whatever tongue, with whatever symbols, we find His followers, we give them the hand of a hearty brotherhood."
FIRST EDITION. AII 249 . OCLC records eight copies under two accession numbers, as of February 2016. Not in Sabin, Eberstadt, Decker. Item #11161