A Defense of the Christian Religion and the Religuous Instruction of the Young. Delivered in the Supreme Court of the United States, Feburary 10, 1844, the the case of Stephen Girard's Will. Stephen Girard, Daniel Webster.

A Defense of the Christian Religion and the Religuous Instruction of the Young. Delivered in the Supreme Court of the United States, Feburary 10, 1844, the the case of Stephen Girard's Will.

New York: Mark H. Newman, 1844.

76pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Removed Item #302920

Stepen Girard' will left money to establish a school for white, male boys and provided that no ecclesiastic, misionary or minister ever be admitted to the grounds. The family challenged the will on the grounds that the conditions were contrary to Pennsylvania law, and Webster was their advocate in the Supreme Court. The executors defended the will by saying that it did not prohibit the teaching of religion, but only required that it be done by a layman.

Webster lost the case, to his considerable embarrassment.

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