New-York: T. & J. Swords, 1804. First Edition. Octavo (21cm.); removed; 96pp. Light foxing and brief dampstaining, margins of final leaves a bit toned, else Very Good and sound.
Text concludes with a speech delivered by the Seneca orator Red Jacket to Elkanah Holmes, arguing in favor of open-mindedness on behalf of both his people and the white missionaries, noting that the Seneca "agree to yours [customs], but are not content to forget some of our own," and concluding: "You would not like to have us deprive you of any of your customs; how would you feel if we were to insist on your leaving off your customs and adopt ours?" Despite the accomodating nature of this speech, "By 1805 he set his face inflexibly against all change in language, creed or blood. Most of all he eloquently opposed the establishment of missions and the activities of missionaries" (DAB). SABIN 41630; SHAW & SHOEMAKER 6663.