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Trial of Benjamin T. Onderdonk, Bishop of New York in 1844 (N.Y., 1845)

Trial of Benjamin T. Onderdonk, Bishop of New York in 1844 (N.Y., 1845)

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1845. 333 pp. First edition.

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Onderdonk, Benjamin Tredwell (Bishop of New York). THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE COURT CONVENED UNDER THE THIRD CANON OF 1844, IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK, ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1844, FOR THE TRIAL OF THE RIGHT REV. BENJAMIN T. ONDERDONK, D. D.

BISHOP OF NEW YORK; ON A PRESENTMENT MADE BY THE BISHOPS OF VIRGINIA, TENNESSEE, AND GEORGIA.
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1845. 333 pp. First edition. Original printed wrappers lacking. A good copy. Onderdonk was accused of improper advances toward women and drunkenness. Some of the opposition to him came about because of his espousal of the Oxford Movement.

Onderdonk was found guilty and suspended from his duties after the celebrated trial. His brother, also a bishop, was suspended at his own request for alcoholism. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 1845, 4998.

 

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