Boston: Published by J.Q. Adams, 1836. 44, [iiip. catalogue of books], heavy foxing, self-wraps string bound with minor edge wear. *McCoy K153.
Kneeland, an intimate with Robert Dale Owen and Frances Wright was a frequent contributor to their Free Enquirer. In 1831 he moved to Boston and established The Boston Investigator, one of the longest lived (1831-1904) freethought publications in the United States (See Brown & Stein p. 33), This speech is his appeal from a conviction for blasphemy over the contents of the December 20, 1833 issue of the Boston Investigator.