New-York: Printed for "The American Seamen's Friend Society," John Gray & Co. Printers, 1826. First edition. 8vo, removed, 34 pages. Somewhat foxed; lacks the final blank; a good, sound copy. Item #12664
Truair was the pastor of the Mariners Church in New York City and the motive force behind this new national organization aimed at bringing pastoral care and economic reform to American sailors through lending libraries, seamen's churches and a benevolent society. Truair's justification for the society includes a lengthy account of the behavior of sailors and the treatment of missionaries in the Sandwich Islands, with glances at island life. With the constitution of the organization and a list of agents. Sabin 97077; American Imprints 26247.