Speech of Abner Kneeland, delivered before the full bench of judges of the Supreme Court, in his own defense, for the alleged crime of blasphemy. Abner Kneeland.

Speech of Abner Kneeland, delivered before the full bench of judges of the Supreme Court, in his own defense, for the alleged crime of blasphemy

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.

Cat.No: 90643

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