1847 · Baltimore
Law, born in 1809, was commander of the Independent Greys. He had served as Mayor of Baltimore. "He never had an opportunity of displaying his courage and skill upon the field of battle," but "nobly did he carry himself amid the civil commotions and riots" of the City, particularly when a mob threatened destruction of the Roman Catholic Church. He died quickly and unexpectedly after having ministered to "poor and diseased strangers who had reached our shores...the infected Immigrants."
Sheridan Guiteau [1801-1872], the publisher, was a Baltimore Presbyterian minister and second cousin, once removed, of Charles J. Guiteau, the assassin of President Garfield. Sheridan's great-grandfather, Francis Guiteau [1690-1760], was Charles' great-great-grandfather. Sheridan became the first pastor of the Franklin Square Presbyterian Church of Baltimore in 1833, and later pastored the First Presbyterian Church of Howard County. He became involved with publishing and printing tracts, and was listed for many years in the Baltimore directories as "Guiteau, Rev. Sheridan, agent for Sunday School and Tract Depository," under the category "Booksellers, Stationers and Publishers." He also served for a time as Secretary of the Maryland branch of the American Tract Society. [Shepherd: HISTORY OF BALTIMORE, MARYLAND... 1898. Page 357; American Tract Society: TWENTY-FOURTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY...1849. Page 42; Baltimore City Directories for 1853, 1855, and 1863.]
FIRST EDITION. Sabin 51577. (Inventory #: 33970)