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Testimony Presented to the Presbytery of Michigan, in Support of the Protest of C. Nicoll. by  C[harles] [Michigan]. Nicoll - First edition. - 1846. - from Garrett Scott, Bookseller (ABAA) (SKU: 19196)

Testimony Presented to the Presbytery of Michigan, in Support of the Protest of C. Nicoll.

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Testimony Presented to the Presbytery of Michigan, in Support of the Protest of C. Nicoll.

by [Michigan]. Nicoll, C[harles]

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[Detroit? Pontiac?]: Printed for the Publisher, 1846. First edition.. Stitching partially perished, but sheets still holding; some browning to the fore-edges of the text block, a little dust-soiling; a very good copy.. Unbound pamphlet, stitched as issued, 8.25 x 5.25 inches, 148 pages. And here I must record that Mr. Allen had good reason to suppose me drunk or insane; in the house of Mr. Field, I have him either $55 or $65, for which I took his note; I have him an order for near $40 on H. C. Knight, and the half was to be given to help to build an Old School church. . . . Mr. Allen, knowing his own character, drew the conclusion justly, that if I had been sober I would never have trusted him with a hundred dollars." A lively and at times mordantly humorous defense by the Rev. Nicoll against charges of drunkenness, charging a conspiracy at the hands of the Rev. Lemuel Bates working through the cat's paw of James S. Allen (himself supposedly in thrall to Mrs. Bates and doing her bidding); Nicoll had challenged Bates's fitness to admission to the Presbytery of Michigan, suggesting in part "common fame says that he [Bates] continues his old practices of lounging about stores, visiting their cellars to look at their vinegar, but really to drink their liquors; continues to be the as regardless of truth as ever--witness his speech on his overture, and many other things. It is said that he has been seen drunk in the streets of Detroit, and in the streets of Pontiac, in less than a year." Questions of procedure, allegations against the chastity of Mrs. Bates, comparison to a nest of rattlesnakes, etc. etc., all suggest that ecclesiastical polity of early Michigan possessed of a vigor and engagement rarely seen today. Not noted in the American Imprints (Michigan) survey; the scattered holdings on OCLC all generally suggest a Michigan imprint, and though the length of this piece seems possible from a Pontiac press, it seems more likely that Nicoll had it printed up in Detroit.

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Garrett Scott, Bookseller (ABAA) US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
19196
Title
Testimony Presented to the Presbytery of Michigan, in Support of the Protest of C. Nicoll.
Author
[Michigan]. Nicoll, C[harles]
Book condition
Used - Stitching partially perished, but sheets still holding; some browning to the fore-edges of the text block, a little dust-soiling
Quantity available
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Edition
First edition.
Publisher
Printed for the Publisher,
Place of Publication
[Detroit? Pontiac?]:
Date published
1846.
Bookseller catalogs
Midwest; Religion; Controversial Literature; Law; Temperance;

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