Boston: Press of T. R. Marvin, 1855. First edition, an ex-library copy with a penciled call number on the front wrapper and small ink withdrawal stamp on the verso of the wrapper. 8vo, original printed green wrappers, 16 pages. Wrappers splitting along the spine; small ink stain to the front wrapper; some dust soiling; a very good copy. Item #11752
On the very real cost of religious controversy, a relic of the separation during the Gurneyite and Wilburite controversies among American Quakers; the Fall River Meeting House had been occupied by William Wood and other overseers of the Swanzey Monthly Meeting until a group led by Oliver Earle (representing the Gurneyites) "took forcible possession of the property, taking off the locks and substituting others." This pamphlet represents the Orthodox view and attacks those in sympathy with Hicks and Gurney; the latter half of the pamphlet consists of arguments from Zahcariah Eddy against the decision of the court.