Essex County, Mass. Sunday, May 14, 1843. Folio sheet folded to 10-1/4" x 15". Old folds, some spotting. Good+.
An idiosyncratic preacher, Sylvanus Brown was arrested in Rockport for disturbing the peace at the Union Meeting House, a church which once had served Universalists but now excluded them. He was convicted "by a jury darkened by one sided and false testimony, against him, by not being permitted to be heard after his own manner..." Brown claimed he was merely seeking a seat peaceably at the assembly when he was assaulted and arrested. His story of the trial appears here, along with imprecations against "the subtle craft of wicked party priests, associated for the purposes of power and dominion." He denounces the "hypocrites" of the "proud, dark, seizing, fighting, pushing, shoving, dragging, pinching, kicking, sueing, swearing jailing church of Anti-Christ in Rockport."
OCLC 9329448 [4- 2 at AAS; Boston Pub., Peabody-Essex] as of August 2018. Item #35318