Charleston: Printed by Edward C. Councell, 119 East-Bay, 1851. 23, [1 blank] pp [lightly foxed]. Original printed wrappers [foxed with some wear, spine eroded], stitched. Manuscript presentation at head of front wrap: 'Wm. Barnwell Esq. with kind regards of Barnwell.' Good+.
Barnwell dedicates his scarce sermon to Robert Barnwell Rhett, the enthusiastic South Carolina secessionist and southern nationalist. Advancing Calhoun's theory of the concurrent majority and troubled by the South's diminishing influence, Barnwell discourses on the tyrannical tendencies of government, now so much in evidence in the United States, where southerners, "in a settled minority, and unprotected by a veto, have no effective means of resisting the oppressions that are perpetrated, not only by an improper use of conceded powers, but by the usurpation of new ones."
III Turnbull 117. Not in LCP. Item #22079