Boston: Printed by Bense & Morgan, 1848. First edition. 8vo, original strikingly-printed blue wrappers, 38 pages. Some general light wear, spine of the wrappers splitting a little; a very good copy. Item #18973
The pastor of the North Chelmsford Congregational Church comes to the defense of Samuel Parker, a parishioner who had been convicted of false testimony before grand juries regarding an agreement to pay extra interest on a loan.
Clark supplies much in the way of excerpted testimony and correspondence, as well as a sort of vehement hand-wringing rhetoric throughout. His efforts were met with a certain scorn by Asahel Huntington, a party to the case and author of the pamphlet Reply to “The Alarming Developments” and “Further Developments,” of the Rev. B. F. Clark (Lowell, 1848).