RELIGIOUS INDEPENDENCE - EXTRACTED FROM THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA
Printed By T. & J. B. Dunning
8vo: 15 & [1, blank] pp. Stitched (appears to be disbound, the sewing imay be later, using the old stab-holes in the gutter margin) . This offprint is identified on the title page as having been 'For David Parsons, D. D. Amherst' -- in an old ink inscription [likely written by Parsons]. David Parsons [1749-1823] was born in Amherst, New Hampshire, and was graduated from Harvard in 1771. He was pastor of the Congregational Church in Amherst from 1782-1819, (during which period, he declined the Chair of Divinity at Yale, in 1795. He donated the land on which Amherst College sits, and played a major role in its founding. This extract from the Encyclopaedia was later reprinted in 1803, in Northampton, Mass by Andrew Wright -- [see S & S 4963]. This 1802 edition is Shaw and Shoemaker 2971.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings.
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