A Discourse on the Religion of the Indian Tribes of North America, delivered before the New-York Historical Society, December 20, 1819.
Description: 111pp. 8vo, disbound; (foxing). N.Y: C. Wiley, 1820.
Comments: Within the text are tables that list translations of words and phrases into several Indian languages, including Iroquois and Delaware, and Hebrew. The author, a minister from Connecticut, advocates that American Indians are not the lost tribes of Israel. He writes the linguistic differences between Indian languages and Hebrew proves this. This copy contains an unsigned presentation from the author to James Kent. Kent was chief judge of the New York Supreme Court and chancellor of the New York Court of Chancery. Attached is autographed letter from the author in reply to James Kent's letter on receiving this copy. Howes J-69. Field 773. Sabin 35812. S&S 1782.Edition: First Edition
Book ID: 134153