Boston: William White & Company, 1873. Second Thousand. Small 12mo (15cm.); stitched self-wrappers; 45,(ads)pp. Title page a bit chipped and toned, minor soil throughout, else Good or better.
One of a series of spiritualist tracts authored by the social reformer, this a description of an eleven-day stay he made at the "spirit-house" of Morris Keeler in the village Moravia, New York. There Hazard participated in a number of seances, often in search of his late wife. Towards the end of the tract he describes one such meeting: "I asked that 'Oft in the stilly night' (a favorite melody of my wife's when in earth-life) might be sung. Several stanzas were sung by the ladies present, in which a sweet feminine spirit-voice joined in concert, though I failed to recognize it as that of my wife" (p. 39). The author concludes that "Although I was conscious that my wife, aided by her spirit-friends, was exerting herself to the utmost to perfect the necessary conditions to show herself plainly to me, I had but little hope she would succeed" (p. 41).