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A S.W. view of the Baptist Meeting House, Providence, R.I.' August 1789.
The Baptist Meeting House in Rhode Island

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Enoch Brooks Signed Hieroglyphick Bible
March 13, 1789

During the early part of the American Revolution, Thomas's newspaper, the Massachusetts Spy, published eyewitness accounts of the battles of Lexington and Concord. These stories strengthened the popular resistance to British rule that would lead to the country's independence. His newspaper made the British authorities angry. To continue his work, Thomas fled to Worcester, Massachusetts. There he created the Massachusetts Magazine. This lovely engraving was featured in an issue in 1789.

A lover of books, Thomas had a collection of 8,000 titles, which he donated at the end of his life to the American Antiquarian Society. Today, the society has two-thirds of all the books printed in the United States up to 1821! How many books do you have in your library? Do you or your family have any "curious" books?

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