Collected volume of 3 Anti-Masonic pamphlets. Bound for Epaphras Hoyt, of Deerfield, Massachusetts. 
Red leather spine with plain red paper-covered boards, 5 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches, Hoyt’s signature and date on the front paste-down. Very good contents, page numbers per item below. Renunciation, by Isaac Flagler, clipped from wrapper of one of the items and pasted to the rear paste-down.
The Proceedings of the United States Anti-Masonic Convention, Held at Philadelphia, September 11, 1830. Embracing the Journal of Proceedings, the Reports, the Debates, and the Address to the People. Philadelphia &c. I. P. Trimble, &c. Includes William Williams, of Utica. 164 pp.
Sabin 97959. Walgren 3426, "First national political convention held in the United States. Cummings p. 10.
Includes 14 different reports, including Mr. Whittlesey’s report on the abduction and murder of William Morgan; the Debates; the Address to the People of the United States; &c. The Address has it’s own title page and imprint, yet the pagination continues consecutively with the rest of the Proceedings. The entire 164 pp. is continuous on one side of the pages, while the individual reports and address also have their own page numbers. For instance, the Address has page numbers -22 on one side of the page, and numbers -164 on the other.
Sabin (no. 97955) has a reprint of Whittlesey’s 24-pp. report printed at Hallowell, ME, 1832. “An interesting and authentic narrative of the abduction and probable murder of William Morgan, by Freemasons, in the state of New York, September, 1826. Being the Report of a committee, appointed by the National Anti-Masonic Convention, assembled at Philadelphia, September 11, 1830, ‘to report a succinct and lucid account of the abduction and murder of William Morgan, and of the conduct and measures adopted by the fraternity, jointly and as individuals, to prevent a conviction of their more prominent fellow masons in that abduction and murder’; compiled either from the judicial evidence ... or from well authenticated documents, or from personal knowledge of the facts therein stated …"
The Proceedings of the Second United States Anti-Masonic Convention, Held at Baltimore, September, 1831: Journal and Reports, Nomination of Candidates for President and Vice President of the United States, Letters of Acceptance, Resolutions, and the Address to the People. Boston: Stereotyped at the Boston Type and Stereotype Foundry. 1832. 88 pp.
Sabin 97960. Walgren 3704. "Proceedings of the first national nominating convention in American political history." Cummings p. 10.
Last appeared, Goodpeed 1967.
The Convention nominated William Wirt for President and Amos Ellmaker for President and Vice President of the United States.
Vindication of General Washington from the Stigma of Adherence to Secret Societies, by Joseph Ritner, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Communicated by Request of the House of Representatives, to that Body, on the 8th of March, 1837, with The Proceedings which took place on its Reception. Harrisburg: Printed by Theo. Fenn. 1837. This pamphlet is not bound in, but it tipped in to the rear paste-down. Siogned Ep. Hoyt at top. 26 pp.
Walgren 4052. "In his 1836 message to the legislature, Pennsylvania's Governor Ritner stated that Freemasonry was 'a lawless combination, unknown to our open and equal institutions and opposed to the genius of republicanism, against which the Father of his country sent forth his last and most solemn warning.' A house committee asked Ritner to defend this statement, especially with regard to George Washington's Farewell Address. Ritner's lengthy response, dated 8 Marth 1837, asserts that Washington became disinterested in Masonry by the early 1780s and that his purported letters to lodges are forgeries. Page 23: 'No one can doubt that if Washington had lived within the last few years, his public relation to masonry would not have been different from that of Marshall, olden and Wirt.'"
Cummings p. 64. “Reprinted in Masonry and Anti-Masonry by Alfred Creigh.”
This 1837 first edition was seen last in a 1963 Midland Notes. No. 88. Americana.