Boston: Printed by John Eliot, 1816. 12pp, minor spotting, stitched into modern wrappers. Very Good.
Jews, says Adams, are "the lost sheep of the house of Israel," whose redemption will be rendered possible by the efforts of the Society in America. "Deeply impressed with the importance of this great object, a number of ladies met on the fifth of June, 1816, and... formed themselves into an association to be called, the Female Society of Boston and the vicinity, for promoting Christianity amongst the Jews."
Founded in 1809, the London Society "established a charity school for Jewish children to receive their education till they arrive at a proper age to be bound out apprentices in religious families... The Society also extend their protection to those adult Jews, who, upon their profession of the Christian religion, are renounced and refused any assistance from their brethren." The Society considers it an "indispensable duty... to refute and expose all the errours and absurdities of their present mistaken opinions."
Singerman 0251. AI 36675. Item #34659