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ABADDON’S
STEAM ENGINE, CALUMNY,

DELINEATED:

BEING AN ATTEMPT TO STOP ITS DELETERIOUS RESULTS

ON SOCIETY, THE CHURCH, AND STATE,

Called Bitterness, Eph. iv. 31. Compared by Adam Clarke, L.L. D. to

HIERA PICRA, or The Holy Bitter.

A Medicine of the last century, compounded of a variety of Drastic,
Acrid Drugs, and Ardent Spirits : administered in a great

variety of cases, which produced immense evil.

TO WHICH IS SUBJOINED,

TIE INFERNAL TRIUMVIRATE:

OPPRESSION, DEPRESSION, AND EXTORTION.

“ Troy soon shall wake, with one avenging blow

“ Crush the dire author of its country's woe.”
O thou man of God, there is death in the pot. 2d Kings, iv. 40.
He that uttereth slander is a fool. Prov. x. 18.

It is the glory
of God to conceal a thing. Prov. xxv. 2. Thou shalt not go up and
down as a tale-bearer. Lev. xix. 16. (or Pedler, in the Hebrew; that is
to say, The Devil's Pedler.

BY A LOVER OF MERCY REJOICING OVER JUDGMENT.

PHILADELPHIA:

PUBLISHED FOR THE BENETIT OF THE PURCHASER.

J. H, Cunningham, Printer.

1817.

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TO THE READER.

THE merciless breakers of bruised reeds, who outknave the Priest and the Levite, in the Gospel, by not only passing the unfortunates, but also by giving them a louring glance, a bad name, or a kick, are humbly requested to apply at his Satanic Majesty's Council Chamber for a license to inform against Swindlers, Drunkards, and other criminals, contrary to Law and Gospel, as we are determined to stretch the string of charity, rather than act upon presumptive, circumstancial evidence, or ex parte testimony. “ The voice of the country has deci. ded, irrevocably, in the condemnation of CAUCUSES—that scheme of concealed intrigue and corruption has been unfolded, and called forth the execration of all men who feel a reverence for the principles of the revolution.” We contend against the Hydra-headed monster, Slander, in this book,

by law and testimony, reason and revelation, beo seeching the people and the elders, to enact simple

and distinct statutes, defined and limited, under the purview of which, the court and jury may find the słandering felon guilty.

To restrain slander, and prevent our civil and religious rights from being prejudiced, and taken away by tyranny, “ Experience had taught the founders of our government, that freedom had

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