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BACKUS, JOHN C. A Discourse Delivered at the Opening of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, July 4, 1852. By John C. Backus, Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Baltimore. Baltimore: S. Guiteau, Franklin Buildings. MDCCCLII.  Octavo. Pamphlet in original printed paper wrapper, wrapper soiled some and is tattered at spine, worn and lightly chipped at corners, pamphlet with vertical crease, pages lightly tanning. 32pp plus a very nice two-tone engraving of the church for the frontispiece, and in the back a double page plat of the graveyard with names of original owners and present proprietors. John Chester Backus (1810-?) Presbyterian pastor, graduate Yale College, studied theology at New Haven, Andover and Princeton Seminaries. In 1836 he accepted the pastorate of the First Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, Md., retaining the charge until his resignation in 1875.