Washington: Printed by Jno. T. Towers, 1851. 16pp. Octavo. Printed wrappers. A bit of foxing early and late, manuscript frank on rear wrapper, old soft vertical fold, two small adhesion spots on upper wrapper, otherwise a very good copy. Item #WRCLIT82725
First edition. This address was delivered within a day of Payne's consecration as Bishop of Cape Palmas and Parts Adjacent in West Africa, leading to his rank as the first bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Liberia. He served in Liberia for two decades, during which the Episcopal Church built five churches, two asylums, and a hospital, and ordained twenty priests. OCLC locates 16 copies. OCLC: 5005360.