The Oneida Community. Replies by one of the surviving members, to the interrogatories of a French political economist [M. Fabré]. Henry J. SEYMOUR.

The Oneida Community. Replies by one of the surviving members, to the interrogatories of a French political economist [M. Fabré]

Kenwood [NY]: 1897. First Edition. Replies, by a former resident, to "Monsieur [Auguste?] Fabre", answering questions regarding the disbanding of the Oneida Community. "I believe that the first cause of the dissolution of the Oneida Community was the plan and purpose of God...a second cause was the intense opposition or antagonism between the spirit of the Community, and the 'vain manner of life handed down from our fathers' (1 Peter, i,18)." Seymour, who was a resident at Oneida as early as 1854, was one of the few loyalists who followed John Humphrey Noyes to Canada following the community's dissolution in 1881. He died in 1907. A rather uncommon Oneida pamphlet - not in Dare, American Communes to 1860; OCLC gives ten locations. Octavo; self-wraps; 8pp. A fine copy.

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