1818.113: Defence of Catholic Principles in a Letter to a Protestant Minister.

Published: 1818

Full Title: A defence of Catholic principles, in a letter to a Protestant minister. By Demetrius A. Gallitzin.

Author: Gallitzin, Demetrius Augustine (1770-1840).

Place Issued: Winchester

Issuing Press: John Heiskell

Description: 120 pgs.; 17 cm. (16mo).


The "Protestant Minister" addressed was John Johnston (1750-1823), pastor of Presbyterian church at Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. Gallitzin, a Russian Catholic immigrant, had established the first Catholic parish in the Alleghenies about 1799; this pamphlet, first published in 1816 in Pittsburgh, was his response to an anti-Catholic sermon delivered by Johnston on the day of fasting and humiliation decreed by President Madison at the end of the War of 1812.

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