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GREGORY, Olinthus Gilbert (1774-1841). Mathematician.
Autograph paper on 'Reasons why I decline to sign the paper now in circulation in this vicinity to enforce the better observance of the Lord's Day'. 2¼ pages folio (old tape adhering to some of the edges), no place, no date
'... Because ... I regard all attempts to reform the world by signatures, as now proposed, as altogether inadequate to the purpose, as founded upon common notions of human character, as appealing to mixed motives, where the simplest and purest only ought to be kept in view, and as tending to ensnare and perplex scrupulous consciences. ...'
Gregory adds 6 additional 'Reasons', and claims to have many others, 'equally cogent' that he is too pressed for time to include.
[No: 5604]


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