A Legal Defense of the Shakers [Shakers]. [Dyer, Mary]. A Remonstrance Against the Testimony and Application of Mary Dyer, Requesting Legislative Interference Against the United Society, Commonly Called Shakers, Tggether [sic] With the Affidavits and Certificates Showing the Falsity of her Statements. Boston: Printed for N. Coverly, 1818. 24 pp. Octavo (7" x 4"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet. Light edgewear, some browning and foxing, internally clean. $1,500. * Only edition, also issued the same year in Concord, New Hampshire. A spirited defense of the Shakers by Enfield and Canterbury leaders against Mary Dyer's attempt to get the New Hampshire legislature to interfere with Shaker communities. Dyer and her family joined the Enfield community, but eventually left it. Her husband refused to release any of their children to her, so Mary began a 50-year campaign against the sect. OCLC locates 4 copies worldwide of the Boston imprint (at Brigham Young University, Hamilton College, Library of Congress, Syracuse University), no copies of either imprint in North American law libraries. Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 21596.
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