Autograph Letter Signed. David SWING.

Autograph Letter Signed.

This memorable Presbyterian clergyman and educator in Chicago who was cited for some of his heretical forward-thinking beliefs in1874, was acquitted and resigned to found his own Central Church, becoming more popular thereafter and publishing several books of his views. Item #22632

Choice content ALS, 1p, 5" X 8", n.p., n.d. Addressed to L.U. Fleckler. Very good. Mild age toning and inoffensive abrasion near top margin. Interesting reply seemingly penned shortly after the famed trial, reading in part: "...superstition has caused more injury because it has been more universal and perpetual. Skepticism is of later times, and has not affected the masses, but superstition has had a wide sway always. Which will harm more the next hundred years I cannot state. I think skepticism will. Men will believe too little instead of too much...." Nicely penned in brown ink.

Price: $175.00

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