New Haven: Printed by B. L. Hamlen, 1846. First edition. 8vo, original printed yellow wrappers, 28 pages. Wrappers a bit dust-soiled; small line of contemporary glue stain to the title page; a very good copy. Item #14503
A presentation copy, inscribed in pencil at the head of the front wrapper to the Hartford State Supreme Court justice, "Hon. Thos. S. Williams, With respects of A.C.B." Moderately sordid charges and counter-charges: the Rev. Baldwin's church in New Haven contracted to pay him a certain salary but was unable to do so, nor would it release him from his charge or give him a note upon which he could pay his creditors, despite the fact that the church had cooked up a real estate deal of some sort with Yale; soon the church was circulating a pamphlet that impugned the pastor's motives for returning a portion of his salary and donating a bell and other fixtures to the church.