Mar 21, 2013 - Sale 2308

Sale 2308 - Lot 529

Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
(RELIGION.) HOOPER, REV. T.W. Mose the Sexton, or a Talk about Popery. 34 pages. 12mo, original printed wrappers; one tiny chip; archival paper reinforcement to the spine; library number on front cover with no addition stamps etc. Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1879

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An anti-Catholic pamphlet aimed at A.M.E. Church members. "Mose is a colored Methodist, but has been our sexton so long that he is a part of our white Presbyterian church. What would we do without him, I cannot imagine." The remainder of this curious little pamphlet consists of a conversation between Mose and author about religion. Mose: "What is dese priests arter 'mong de colored folks? Dey never bothered demselves afore 'bout us." Doctor: "Well," said I, "Mose, you never had a vote, had you, until the war set you free and Congress gave you that right? Maybe that has something to do with it." first and only printing, scarce. oclc locates only one copy.