Item #20416 A Brief Report of the Debates in the Anti-Masonic State Convention of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Held in Faneuil Hall, Boston, December 30, 31, 1829, and January 1, 1830. [Bound with:] An Abstract of the Proceedings of the Anti-Masonic State Convention of Massachusetts, Held in Faneuil Hall, Boston . . Antimasonic State Convention of Massachusetts.

A Brief Report of the Debates in the Anti-Masonic State Convention of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Held in Faneuil Hall, Boston, December 30, 31, 1829, and January 1, 1830. [Bound with:] An Abstract of the Proceedings of the Anti-Masonic State Convention of Massachusetts, Held in Faneuil Hall, Boston . . .

Boston: Published by John Marsh, 1830. First edition. 8vo (9.25 x 5.63 inches), original printed blue-green wrappers, 48, 32 pages. Item #20416

A presentation copy, inscribed in ink on the front wrapper, “Philip Caragan [sic] Esqr. With the Respects of the State Anti-Masonic Committee,” with Carrigain’s signature in ink below that and repeated on the title page and first page of text. Carrigain (1772-1842), a Dartmouth graduate and sometime New Hampshire Secretary of State who presumably had something of a bent for populist reform, having played a part in Mary Dyer’s legal battles against the Shakers. (See for instance passing mention by DeWolfe, Elizabeth A. “Mary Marshall Dyer, Gender, and A Portraiture of Shakerism.” Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation 8, no. 2 (1998): 237–64.) With the rear wrapper ads for Anti-Masonic books available from John Marsh. Cummings, page 10: “McCarthy refers to this as of special importance in connection with the national organization of Anti-Masonry.”.

Price: $300.00