ACCOUNT OF THE TRIAL OF JOHN EDWARDS, OF THE CITY OF NEW-YORK; WHO WAS PROSECUTED FOR "COLLECTING, OR PROMOTING AN ASSEMBLY OF PERSONS, UNDER THE PRETENCE OF PUBLIC WORSHIP IN A PUBLIC STREET, ON SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 1822." WITH A SHORT ACCOUNT OF HIS LIFE, AN ADDRESS TO THE MAYOR AND CORPORATION, AND ADVICE TO THE POLICE MAGISTRATES, &C. WRITTEN BY JOHN EDWARDS. EXCEPT THE TRIAL, WHICH WAS TAKEN DOWN IN SHORT HAND. John Edwards.
ACCOUNT OF THE TRIAL OF JOHN EDWARDS, OF THE CITY OF NEW-YORK; WHO WAS PROSECUTED FOR "COLLECTING, OR PROMOTING AN ASSEMBLY OF PERSONS, UNDER THE PRETENCE OF PUBLIC WORSHIP IN A PUBLIC STREET, ON SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 1822." WITH A SHORT ACCOUNT OF HIS LIFE, AN ADDRESS TO THE MAYOR AND CORPORATION, AND ADVICE TO THE POLICE MAGISTRATES, &C. WRITTEN BY JOHN EDWARDS. EXCEPT THE TRIAL, WHICH WAS TAKEN DOWN IN SHORT HAND.

ACCOUNT OF THE TRIAL OF JOHN EDWARDS, OF THE CITY OF NEW-YORK; WHO WAS PROSECUTED FOR "COLLECTING, OR PROMOTING AN ASSEMBLY OF PERSONS, UNDER THE PRETENCE OF PUBLIC WORSHIP IN A PUBLIC STREET, ON SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 1822." WITH A SHORT ACCOUNT OF HIS LIFE, AN ADDRESS TO THE MAYOR AND CORPORATION, AND ADVICE TO THE POLICE MAGISTRATES, &C. WRITTEN BY JOHN EDWARDS. EXCEPT THE TRIAL, WHICH WAS TAKEN DOWN IN SHORT HAND.

New York: Printed for the Author, 1822. 76pp. Original printed wrappers [front wrap loose]. Frontis illustration: cannon, swords, other implements of War, caption 'War Condemned by the Precepts of the Gospel.' Disbound, foxing, two rubberstamps on title page. On blank portions of the title page a contemporary hand has twice written, 'Patent Scale' and 'Beam Maker.' Good+.

Edwards was ensnared for violating New York City's law regulating public assemblies. "Mr. Edwards, defending himself before the Mayor's Court, declared that his address was on temperance and given before a crowd that had gathered around a drunken fight. The jury acquitted him, and Edwards completed the matter with this little volume which begins with an historical sketch of religious persecution and ends with considerable advice to both the Mayor and police on cleaning up the city" [Cohen].
Cohen 12014. Sabin 21923. OCLC records twelve locations under several accession numbers as of September 2018. Item #35367

Price: $350.00

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