New York: Stereotyped for and Printed by Order of the Trustees of th Residuary Estate of Lindley Murray, 1847. A later edition of this pacifist work. 8vo, original printed brown wrappers, 124 pages. Tipped-in "Notice to the Reader" before the title. Wrappers somewhat spotted and worn and soiled; somewhat browned; a good, sound copy. Item #14408
With the intriguiging autograph ink inscription at the foot of the front wrapper, "Free to Members of the Convention"--one of course casts back to the various progressive movements of the 1840s (the Anti-Sabbath convention of March, 1848 comes to mind, as of course does a convention in Seneca Falls in July, 1848) to think of where one might be handing out free copies of one of the celebrated defenses of pacifism of the 19th century. (Certainly the Quaker role in both the conventions is worth noting.) This edition published with the funds from a bequest from the school-book author and exiled Loyalist Lindley Murray, who had left "certain funds to Trustees in America, his native country, for several benevolent objects, including the gratuitous distribution of 'books calculated to promote piety and virtue, and the truth of Christianity.'" With the ink ownership signature of Rochester [N.H.] Friend Benj. H. Jones on the inside rear wrapper.