Middlebury, Vt. Printed by J. W. Copeland, 1830. Stated third edition; the first appeared in 1824 (perhaps printed in Hebron, Connecticut), followed by an 1826 Schenectady edition. Contemporary calf spine, marbled boards, 6.94 x 4.25 inches, gilt rules, 268 pages, all edges stained yellow. Some foxing or browning throughout; calf and board edges somewhat rubbed; a very good copy. Item #19919
“*This really is one of the most abominable conspiracies that ever was formed against any man in any country.*” The Episcopal Rev. Rogers was found guilty of impregnating a girl and having her pregnancy aborted; in this controversial memoir he lays out at length how he was made the victim of party faction and religious persecution. This edition adds a lengthy footnote (dated 1830) in defense of the Christian basis of Free-masonry; Sabin notes that this edition is also the first to include the (somewhat incongruous) index to the Bible and concise view of the Episcopal Church. American Imprints 3338; Sabin 72608n.