A coquet turned preacher; or A true copy, of a series of letters, written by Stephen Bemis, to a young lady, in Westminster [electronic resource].

Bemis, Stephen, 1774-1828 [Browse]
[Leominster, Mass.? : Printed by Salmon Wilder?, 1812 or 1813]
iv, [1], 6-16 p. ; 17 cm. (12mo)


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Early American imprints. First series ; no. 30053. [More in this series]
  • The letters are addressed to Lucy Mosman. Bemis is charged in the preface and in a series of questions on p. 16 with breach of promise in ending his relationship with Miss Mosman.
  • Evans suggests a publication date of 1796, shortly after the letters were written. However, the preface describes Bemis as residing as minister in Harvard, Mass., a position he did not assume until 1801. Bemis, a Federalist in a predominantly Jeffersonian parish, was forced to resign in April of 1813, and it is likely that these letters were published shortly before in an effort to discredit him.
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Electronic text and image data. [Chester, Vt. : Readex, a division of Newsbank, Inc., 2002-2004. Includes files in TIFF, GIF and PDF formats with inclusion of keyword searchable text. (Early American imprints. First series ; no. 30053).
  • Evans 30053
  • Shaw & Shoemaker 24805
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Microform version available in the Readex Early American Imprints series.
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United States Massachusetts Leominster.
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