A reprint of an article appearing in the Boston Gazette, and the Country Journal. June 15, 1789. Issue 1810. Page 1.
"THIS piece is design'd for the conviction of the people called SHAKERS, and for the good of all generations; therefore I shall pretty much omit every thing else, and proceed directly to my great design, which I shall effect by a dialogue between the Elder of that people and myself the Author, and A will stand for Author, and E for Elder."
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