Hartford: B. Gleason & Co., Printers, 1824. 36pp, untrimmed, stitched. Light tanning, scattered foxing. Very Good.
This pamphlet argues against the establishment of Washington College, now Trinity College, and questions the need for a second college "in a State so small as Connecticut." Those who petitioned for the incorporation of Washington College desired an Episcopal college to represent their religious views. The author notes that "we have no objection, no hositility to that respectable denomination who control Washington College, as guardians of a public seminary. But we hold it to be a dangerous, a most dangerous principle, to create a literary institution, for the convenience or aggrandizement of any relgioius sect."
Sabin 15720. AI 15849 [1-Ct Hi]. Item #25478