Lowell: A. E. Newton and A. O. Ordway, 1843. First edition. 8vo, removed pamphlet (no wrappers), 20 pages. A trifle loose along the spine; some light soiling; small trace of wrapper along the gutter of the title page; a very good copy. Item #14170
A rather tepid attack on slavery (amounting to an apologetic work) from the long-time Lowell minister: the Bible allows slavery but none of the Southern slaveholders are adequately observing its precepts. "With a servitude under Bible restrictions, multitudes might be more comfortable than they now are. . . It is allowed for the comfort, and not for the oppression of the poor." Not surprisingly perhaps, Burnap's sermon met with at least one contemporary response taking apart his arguments (viz. I. W. Scribner's response published by Pillsbury in Lowell the following year). Sabin 9367.