Pittsburgh, Pa. Printed by Johnston & Stockton, 1843. First edition. 8vo, contemporary (original?) blue wrappers, twine stitching, 48 pages. Light damp-stain to the wrappers and a small portion of the fore-edge of the title page; some dust soiling; a very good copy. Item #13157
The former Unitarian clergyman, a native of England who had of late been the head of the Pittsburgh Unitarian society, outlines at length his reasons for leaving his church for the Church of England. Bakewell seems less concerned with the doctrinal differences than with the fact that Unitarian numbers in America have ebbed since his arrival, "and the wild notions that many Unitarians have lately adopted, will not advance the cause."