IN publishing a statistical account of accidents, incendiaries, murders, &c., from January to July, the United States Gazette, of Philadelphia, gives six hundred and twenty-eight houses and stores burnt with a part of their contents, estimated at three million dollars. And two hundred and fifteen murders, by guns, pistols, bowie knives, &c.
May we not challenge a parallel for this amount of crime in the same space, at any period of our history previous to the organization of anti-scriptural institution for the evangelization of the world?
New Vernon, N.Y.,
August 15, 1843
Elder Gilbert Beebe
Editorials Volume 2