[PETITION PRAYING A REPEAL OF THAT PART OF AN ACT OF CONGRESS, REGULATING THE POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT, WHICH REQUIRES POSTMASTERS TO DELIVER LETTERS, &C ON SUNDAY].

[Cleveland: 1838]. [2], 18pp. Disbound, scattered foxing, lightly worn. Good+.

A rare item, OCLC recording copies only at the Library of Congress and the Wisconsin Historical Society; American Imprints adds the University of Texas and Oberlin.
Opposing Sunday mail deliveries, Kingsbury writes, "All evangelical Christians are alike interested in the repeal of the clause complained of. None of them can, consistently, desire its continuance." Kingsbury's petition is accompanied by one from Truman Hastings and others, who are "citizens of Buffalo, members of the Executive Committee of the American Bethel Society." Kingsbury argues that the law "impairs the obligation of the Sabbath, and will form an excuse for requiring labor on that day, from those persons who most need the influence and the rest which it was designed to give." Kingsbury was also a prolific anti-slavery pamphleteer.
FIRST EDITION. OCLC 17132077 [2- Lib. Cong., WI Hist. Soc.] [as of August 2016]. AI 51135 [3]. Item #18672

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