HICKS. Elias, WILSON, E., and Joseph HOAG. A Farewell Addresed to Elias Hicks. - Elias Hicks. - A Vision of Joseph Hoag. [Maryland/Massachusetts, n.d., after 1828].
Stitched foolscap 8vo, unpaginated manuscript in lilac ink on four leaves of ruled ledger paper; first page a little faded and spotted.
A fair copy of important antebellum religious text in the struggle against slavery. Hicks and Hoag were controversial figures in American Quaker history, the former preached away from church doctrine and Bible looking to personal choice for good and evil. Hoag effectively predicted the Civil War of The United States through his recounting of a visionary experience he had in 1803. His account of this experience is included here, he describes a field in 1803 where the sun was obscured by a mist and the voice of God spoke to him and revealed the corruption of all religious denominations and politics by Old World values and an an eventual slide into war with the Southern States because of the slave trade of “..their iniquities and the blood of Africa”.