The Right and Necessity of Inflicting the Punishment of Death for Murder. Joseph P. THOMPSON.
The Right and Necessity of Inflicting the Punishment of Death for Murder.

The Right and Necessity of Inflicting the Punishment of Death for Murder.

New Haven: J.M. Patten, 1842. Hardcover. 8vo. Three-quarter red leather with gilt spine lettering and decorative paper over boards. 54pp. Very good. Mild bit of edgewear; last few pages age toned. Item #8478

First edition and apparently this minister's first appearance in print. Three discourses by the controversial pastor of the Chapel Street Congregational Church and abolitionist (1819-79), defending Biblical precedents for capital punishment. A tight, attractive copy and quite scarce. Chapel Street Congregational Church was Thompson's first gig (1840-45) before going on to greater fame as long-time pastor of New York's famed Broadway Tabernacle Church (1845-71). Not in Sabin.

Price: $150.00

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