Rather scarce work aimed largely at the Baptists, arguing first that child baptism is a sign of our continuity with Israel as the fulfillment of the O.T. Covenant, and, more importantly, then an extensive interaction with Thomas Baldwin's classic articulation of Baptist theology. He refutes Baldwins, Vindication of the Baptists, Mode of Baptism, the Testimonies of the Fathers, Covenantalism, etc., with a rather sharp section on "The Pretensions of the Baptists."
Thomas Baldwin [b.1753] was arguably the most important American Baptist theologian of the 18th century.
Worcester, Samuel. Two Discourses, on the Perpetuity and Provision of God's Gracious Covenant with Abraham and His Seed. Second Edition, Revised. Salem. Haven Pool. 1807. 79pp.
Worcester, Samuel. Serious and Candid Letters to the Rev. Thomas Baldwin, D.D. on his book, Entitled, "The Baptism of Believers Only, and the Particular Communion of the Baptist Churches Explained and Vindicated." Salem. Haven Pool. 1807. 154pp.
Signed twice by by Charles P. Lord, 8th Maine Volunteers during the Civil War, previously of Lowell, Massachusetts. He served from the outbreak of the War until December 1863 where he apparently entered the ministry at Vineland, N. J. and was later Mayor of the city.
Original full leather, very solid and attractive; abrasions at extremities, but quite good. The whole toned with some tide marks throughout.