The Good Samaritan: An Oration Delivered on Sunday Evening, May 22d, 1796, in Behalf of the Philadelphia Society for the Information and Assistance of Persons Emigrating from Foreign Countries. Morgan J. Rhees.

The Good Samaritan: An Oration Delivered on Sunday Evening, May 22d, 1796, in Behalf of the Philadelphia Society for the Information and Assistance of Persons Emigrating from Foreign Countries

Philadelphia, Pa. Lang & Ustick, 1796. Paperback. 20 p.; 21 cm. Signatures: pi1 A-B4 [C]1 (8vo). Half title: Oration, &c. &c. Includes the constitution of the society, under the name of the society president, John Swanwick. Disbound from a nonce volume. Early American Imprints, 1st series (Evans), 31087. The author, Morgan J. Rhees (1760-1804), praises the Philadelphia Society for the Information and Assistance of Persons Emigrating from Foreign Countries, or Emigrant Society, for its work for all emigrants, unlike the pre-existing societies that aided specific ethnic or religious groups. Rhees, a Baptist minister, had himself arrived in Philadelphia from Wales only two years earlier, possibly benefiting from the aid of the society, formed in 1794. A very scarce late 18th-century Philadelphia publication. In Fair Condition: disbound; lacking lower corner of pp. 9-10, with loss of text; section lacking along fore-edge of pp. [5]-6 without loss of text; old dampstain along top page edges; foxed; outer leaves are soiled. Fair. Item #001589

Price: $75.00