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Item #73566 Autograph Letter, Signed, To Charles Theodore Russell, Andover, 1850. Manuscript, Simon Greenleaf.
Autograph Letter, Signed, To Charles Theodore Russell, Andover, 1850.

Autograph Letter, Signed, To Charles Theodore Russell, Andover, 1850.

Political Maneuvering at the Massachusetts Bible Society [Manuscript]. Greenleaf, Simon [1783-1853]. [Autograph Letter, Signed, To Charles Theodore Russell, Andover, MA, February 6, 1850]. 1 p. 10" x 8" bifolium on blue paper with integral address leaf and residue from wax seal, docketed "Simon Greenleaf Feby 6 1850" on verso. Light foxing, horizontal and vertical fold lines, light soiling to address leaf, a few small holes forming at intersection of fold lines, small clean tear to fore-edge of first leaf and small hole to fore-edge of second leaf, text not affected. $250. * In addition to his many accomplishments as Dane Professor at Harvard Law School, Greenleaf was a Christian of profound faith. His 1846 work The Testimony of the Evangelists was a landmark in the development of juridical apologetics, the defense of faith through legal reasoning. He was also the president of the Massachusetts Bible Society for a number of years. In this letter, he writes to Charles T. Russell [1815-1896], a Harvard Law School alumnus and fellow lawyer, in advance of a meeting of the Society which he could not attend and asks Russell to help him gain support for a recommendation. The letter reads, in part: "I fear I shall not be able to attend the Trustees' meeting tomorrow, & therefore inclose our report to you. Please get Dr. Parkman to sign it, if acceptable to him, & let it be offered. I hope Dr. P. will attend the meeting, & as he will preside, it will be important for you to be there, & explain our views." Dr. Parkman was likely the Rev. Francis Parkman, Sr. [1788-1853].

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