Review of the Rev. S.K. Lothrop's sermon, delivered in the Brattle Street Church, on Sunday, June 17th, 1838

[Boston?]: [1838?]. 15p., self-wraps edge worn, paper foxed, small tear in rear page in blank area, string bound.

Defense of free speech, Abner Kneeland and an attack on Samuel Kirkland Lothrop for refusing to sign a petition requesting a pardon for Kneeland. The pardon petition was signed by a number of prominent locals including Emerson, Theodore Parker, Bronson Alcott, William Lloyd Garrison and others. Kneeland had been convicted on blasphemy charges for his opposition to Christian orthodoxy.

Cat.No: 173379

Price: $175.00