The New Commandment. A Review of a Discourse Delivered in the North Church, Salem, on Sunday, June 4, 1854, by the Rev. O. B. Frothingham, Pastor of the Society. By a Layman [pseud]. Slavery, J. W.? Perry.

The New Commandment. A Review of a Discourse Delivered in the North Church, Salem, on Sunday, June 4, 1854, by the Rev. O. B. Frothingham, Pastor of the Society. By a Layman [pseud].

Salem: Published by Henry Whipple & Son; Boston: B. H. Greene, 1854. First edition. 8vo, original printed buff wrappers, 26 pages. Wrappers somewhat worn and soiled; a very good copy. Item #14004

An attack on the radical Unitarian Frothingham's controversial sermon against the rendition of Anthony Burns (and the complicity of Christianity in slavery), the anonymous author here citing the various instances of non-resistance to laws on the part of Jesus and the seeming endorsements of slavery by Paul. This attack is perhaps typical--Frothingham left Salem in 1855 to seek freer range in New Jersey and then New York. Pencil attribution to J. W. Perry on the front wrapper. Small ink stamp at the head of the front wrapper but no other evident library marks.

Price: $50.00

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