AN APPEAL TO CHRISTIANS ON THE SUBJECT OF SLAVERY

Baltimore: Armstrong & Plaskitt, J.W. Woods, print, 1833. Original drab cloth, lacks paper spine label. Second edition. 12mo. iv, [5-] 124pp. Small hole in the text (a paper defect?) affecting a few letters on pp.123-4, and on the lower margin of pp. 121-122 slightly affecting a footnote. Previous owners' markings. Some faint old tidelines and foxing, a good copy. Hersey was born on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and became a prosperous merchant in Georgetown [D.C.] until the war of 1812 brought a collaspe of business, after which he appears to have found religion. As a Methodist preacher Mr. Hersey spent some years of his early ministerial life among Native Americans on the frontier. He was first an agent, afterwards a missionary among the the Choctaws, previous to their removal west of the Mississippi. He also did missionary work in Liberia. If there was a first edition of this title it may have appeared in newspaper or magazine form. Neither OCLC nor American Imprints mentions any earlier edition. American Imprints 19286. Item #62274

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