Letters to the Rev. Joel Hawes, D.D. in review of his Tribute to the Memory of the Pilgrims. Samuel J. May.

Presentation copy from Louisa May Alcott's uncle

Letters to the Rev. Joel Hawes, D.D. in review of his Tribute to the Memory of the Pilgrims

Hartford: printed by Philemon Canfield, 1831. First edition, 8vo, pp. 72; removed from binding, wrappers wanting; very good. With an inscription (slightly trimmed at the top of the title page: "Rev. Mr. J. W. Hoskins with the respect of the author." May (1797-1870), whose sister was Abby May Alcott, mother of Louisa May Alcott, was a Boston reformer who "championed multiple reform movements including education, women's rights, and abolitionism. May argued on behalf of all working people that the rights of humanity were more important than the rights of property and advocated for minimum wages and legal limitations on the amassing of wealth" (Wikipedia). Here he writes an analysis of the historical religious cooperation and a defense of Unitarianism, one of the several critiques Hawes' Tribute elicited. The text contains five letters and an appendix. I: On fundamental articles of faith; II: On the primitive churches; III: Doctrines of the Reformation; IV: The Pilgrims; V: On certain charges and insinuations against Unitarians.. American Imprints 8216; Sabin 47077. Item #55439

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