THE PLAINNESS AND INNOCENT SIMPLICITY OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION. WITH ITS SALUTARY EFFECTS, COMPARED TO THE CORRUPTING NATURE AND DREADFUL EFFECTS OF WAR. WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF THE BLESSING WHICH ATTENDS ON A SPIRIT INFLUENCED BY DIVINE LOVE, PRODUCING PEACE AND GOOD-WILL TO MEN. COLLECTED BY ANTHONY BENEZET.

Philadelphia: Joseph Crukshank, 1782. 12mo, 48pp. Disbound and lightly toned. Very Good.

The great Quaker educator and anti-slavery reformer proclaims the "power of God to salvation, operating, through obedience, in the minds of the sincere hearted...Indians, Negroes, and others, even those esteemed of the lowest order, by no means excepted."
Benezet argues the futility of war, citing the example of Pennsylvania: "So long as the government continued chiefly in the hands of a people principled against war, notwithstanding their exposed situation, the great number of Indians within their borders, and the several warlike nations which surrounded them, they experienced the protecting hand of providence, and enjoyed an uninterrupted tranquillity for more than sixty years; whilst Canada, and most of the other colonies who pursued different measures, suffered dreadfully from their Indian neighbors."
FIRST EDITION. Evans 17472. Hildeburn 4183. Item #29061

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