Item #50149 A letter from Noah Webster, Esq. of New-Haven, Connecticut, to a friend in explanation and defence of the distinguishing doctrines of the Gospel [wrapper title]. The peculiar doctrines of the Gospel... [drop title]. Noah Webster.

A letter from Noah Webster, Esq. of New-Haven, Connecticut, to a friend in explanation and defence of the distinguishing doctrines of the Gospel [wrapper title]. The peculiar doctrines of the Gospel... [drop title]

New York: published by subscription...and sold at the Theological and Classical Bookstore of Williams and Whiting...J. Seymour, printer, 1809. First edition, 8vo, pp. 23, [1]; without a title page, as issued; original blue printed wrappers; one short tear and a small piece missing from the corner of the front wrapper; all else very good. "In 1808 Webster and Judge Thomas Dawes of Boston, one of his wife's brothers-in-law, discussed religion in their correspondence. Webster, on December 20, 1808, wrote a detailed letter summarizing his religious experiences and beliefs; Dawes acknowledged it on February 6, 1809, expressing rather liberal views, and on February 23 Webster wrote a long answer, which became the present text...The compiler believes this printing to have been the first separate edition" (Skeel). It was also published in the Panoplist and the Missionary Magazine United, edited by Jedidiah Morse. The verso of the front wrapper and both sides of the back wrapper contain a brief summary of the firm Williams & Whiting and publisher's advertisements. Skeel 706. Item #50149

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