THE NEW YORK OBSERVER YEAR BOOK AND ALMANACK 1871
New York: Sidney E. Morse Jr. & Company, 1871. Softcover. Softbound, 9" x 6 1/4", stitched bindng. 200 pages. Complete almanac featuring these Departments: Astronomical ;Civil and Commercial; Ecclesiastical; Church Work; Educational; Agricultural; Miscellaneous. Religious at base, not aligned with one sect by claim, anti-Roman Catholic obviously. INcludes List of members of the House of Representatives; Public Debt; Tax duties levied; Cotton Exports; Postage Costs; States of the Union; List of Congregational Ministers; Agricultural Statistics; Lots of great 150-years old ads, all quite wholesome. Long (12-page) article on the "Origin, Rise and Progress of The Typographic Art" Good. Item #84897
The New York Observer, A Religious and Secular Newspaper was formed 1822 "in the interests of Evangelical Christiaianity" [but] "is the organ of no sect or party in the church,and while it is free from all denominational control...it aims to promote that which is good in all, and true Christian charity...Its comments are always decided, independent and fearless; it is responsible only to God and a good conscience. The corruption of the times; the prevalence of vice in our cities and through the country; the demoralized state of our legislatures; the profligacy at the polls; the time-serving policy of politicians who sell themselves to Roman Catholics for votes, and give the public money to support Roman Catholic schools -- these will be resisted in the conduct of the paper, in the future, with the same boldness as in the past..."