The Annexation of Texas. A Sermon, delivered in the Masonic Temple on Fast Day. By James Freeman Clark in Compliance with a Vote of the Church of the Disciples.

Boston: Office of the Christian World, 1844.

Price: $950.00

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First edition. 42, [2]pp. Errat on recto of terminal leaf. 8vo. Original printed wrappers. Streeter Texas 1484; Sabin 13409; Eberstadt 162-152; Goodspeed 530:564 (this copy).

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Streeter: "The intensity of the feeling among many in the North on annexation is shown by Clark's statement here (p. 15-16): 'The one thing . . . which can prevent this event . . . is the universal expression by the whole Northern people, of a determination to REPEAL the union the moment that Texas is annexed to it.'  Though Clarke gives many arguments against annexation, the intensity ofhis feeling seems to be due to his hatred of slavery ad his fear the it would be advanced by annexation." Clark was a staunch abolitionist "active in behalf of tem- perance, anti-slavery, and woman suffrage. Such labor he refused to regard as 'outside activity,' deeming it rather his part, as minister of the church, of its due contribution to the life of the city." He founded Boston's Unitarian Church of the Disciples in 1841. (DAB).