A Plea for Liberty of Conscience, and Personal Freedom from Military Conscription. In letters to Thomas Loring, Esq. Joshua WILDER.

A Plea for Liberty of Conscience, and Personal Freedom from Military Conscription. In letters to Thomas Loring, Esq.

Hingham, MA: J. Farmer, 1840. First Edition. 12mo (17.5cm.); removed; 45pp. Some foxing to preliminaries, else Very Good and sound. Errata printed on p. [46]. Uncommon statement advocating the principles of conscientious objection to military conscription composed in a series of six letters. Wilder concludes that "The Conscriptive Military Laws of the State are not only injurious to all whom they oppressively effect, but, also, like all of Nature's Laws, far more injurious to those who covet to themselves some exclusive easements, or indulgences" (p. 35). SABIN 103983.

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