A Plea for a Miserable World. I. An Address Delivered at the Laying of the Corner Stone of the Building Erecting for the Charity Institution in Amherst, Massachusetts, Agust 9, 1820, by Noah Webster, Esq. II. A Sermon, Delivered on the Same Occasion, by Rev. Daniel A. Clark . . . III. A Brief Account of the Origin of the Institution. Daniel Clark, Noah Webster, tkinson.

A Plea for a Miserable World. I. An Address Delivered at the Laying of the Corner Stone of the Building Erecting for the Charity Institution in Amherst, Massachusetts, Agust 9, 1820, by Noah Webster, Esq. II. A Sermon, Delivered on the Same Occasion, by Rev. Daniel A. Clark . . . III. A Brief Account of the Origin of the Institution.

Boston: Printed by Ezra Lincoln, 1820. First edition. 8vo, removed, 48 pages. A couple of large spots of browning to the first several leaves; a good, sound copy. Item #13056

On laying the corner stone of this institution for training ministers; though he does not name Unitarians specifically, Clark does celebrate the expected education of sufficient orthodox clergy and domestic missionaries to counter those with heterodox views. (He also includes much in the way of statistical anecdote on the numbers of clergy in various regions.) With separate title pages for the Webster address and the Clark sermon. Early ink autograph accession number from 1900 on the title page and a small stamped number on the verso; small mounted autograph slip mounted on the Clark title page ("See vol. 158, 'Addresses.'").

Price: $75.00

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