New York: W.I. Pooley, 1864. Original cloth [chipped at head and foot of spine]. , vii, [1 blank], -376pp. Clean text, Very Good.
Hopkins was the first Protestant Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Vermont. Writing after the Emancipation Proclamation had turned the sectional conflict into a war against slavery, he argues in detail that slavery is not forbidden by scripture and hence is not a sin.
"Though loyal to the Union, he maintained throughout the Civil War an irenic attitude toward the South which enabled him, when he became presiding bishop in 1865, to take a leading part in effecting the reunion of the Church" [DAB].
Sabin 32932. LCP 4946 [third thousand]. Item #38411