AMERICAN PROTESTANT ASSOCIATION.
Title Address of the Board of Managers of the American Protestant Associatio
Binding Disbound pamphlet, side-stitched,
Book Condition light tanning around edges of pages.
Location Published 19TH-AM-PA-PHILA
Book Number 16281
AMERICAN PROTESTANT ASSOCIATION. Address of the Board of Managers of the American Protestant Association; with the Constitution and Organization of the Association. [simple vine woodcut with initials A.P.A. in center.] 16th Thousand. Printed for the "American Protestant Association," Philadelphia. 1843. Octavo.
Disbound pamphlet, side-stitched, light tanning around edges of pages. Collation: 4 unsigned leaves, 2-44, 58. Pagination: (1) half-title,, (1) blank, (1) title, (1) printer, -48pp. Includes and Appendix, pp-48. The 48pp printing is not in Amer. Imprints See #'s 43-157 & 158. Printer on verso of title: Philadelphia: Printed by James C. Haswell, No. 46 Carpenter Street, (Rear of the Arcade.)
The American Protestant Association began on Tuesday the 8th of November, 1842 in the city of Philadelphia. The constitution of the group begins: "Whereas, we believe the system of Popery to be, in its principles and tendency, subversive of civil and religious liberty, and destructive to the spiritual welfare of men, we unite for the purpose of defending our Protestant interests against the great exertions now making to propagate that system in the United States..."--p.7. 94 members included: Stephen H. Tyng, Cornelius C. Cuyler, D. L. Carroll, H.A. Boardman, Ashbel Green, John S. Inskip, and Thomas Hoge. Article II of the constitution reads: "The objects of its formation, and for the attainment of which its efforts shall be directed are--1. The union and encouragement of Protestant ministers of the gospel, to give to their several congregations instruction on the differences between Protestantism and Popery. 2. To call attention to the necessity of a more extensive distribution, and thorough study of the Holy Scriptures. 3. The circulation of books and tracts adapted to give information on the various errors of popery in their history, tendency, and design. 4. To awaken the attention of the community to the dangers which threaten the liberties, and the public and domestic institutions, of these United States from the assaults