Lot 168: ALS, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.75 x 10, June 28, 1790. Lengthy letter to theologian Samuel Hopkins in which he addresses numerous religious criticisms and bears insight into his own philosophical musing, in part: "I have lately read your book on the nature of true holiness, and approve the Sentiments, except in two points, which do not appear to me well founded and which I think may have a bad tendency. One is on the nature of Self-love. The other 'that it is the duty of a person to be willing to give up his eternal…interest for the glory of God.' I have also read a manuscript dialogue, between a Calvinist & a Semi-Calvinist on the latter Subject, of which it is Said you are the Authr. I have carefully attended to these Subjects, and shall Submit to your consideration the result of my enquiries." Archival tape repairs to hinge, and scattered areas of staining and light toning not affecting legibility, otherwise fine condition. Provenance: The Everett Fisher Collection.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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