1804.023: The Second Part of Lorenzo's Thoughts.

Published: 1804

Full Title: The second part of Lorenzo's thoughts, : in an address to the people of Virginia

Author: Dow, Lorenzo (1777-1834).

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Samuel Pleasants, for Lorenzo Dow

Description: 38 pgs.; 15 cm. (12mo).


Verso of title page reports "The profits of this publication are intended for the building of a meeting house, either in Danville or Cartersville. Proposals for publishing the life and travels of the author, &c. Price to subscribers one dollar, neatly bound ... intended for building a meeting house in the Federal City. ... L.D. [Lorenzo Dow] May 17th, 1804." That proposed biography was published later in Hartford in 1804 (Shaw & Shoemaker 6189). Dow was an itinerant Methodist preacher from Connecticut who made his first appearances in Virginia in 1804; this was a second variant of his first publication, The Chain of Lorenzo, originally published in Augusta, Georgia, in 1803; usually called Lorenzo's Thoughts, Dow would issue more than thirty separate editions over the next three decades, varying length and content over time; the first Virginia variant (1804.049) issued from the Lynchburg press of John Weaver in March 1804; this shorter version (about half the length of the Lynchburg edition) was issued in May to facilitate the fundraising campaign that Dow described herein.

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