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The Psalms of David, Carried in a Rhode Island Revolutionary War Unit in 1776
The Psalms of David, Carried in a Rhode Island Revolutionary War Unit in 1776 Bibles, psalm books, or other printed works carried during the Revolution are rare on the market. This edition appears to be scarce: the last offering we find was by Goodspeed's in 1934. [REVOLUTIONARY WAR; RHODE ISLAND]. ISAAC WATTS. Book. The Psalms of David, Imitated in the Language of the New Testament: and Applied to the Christian State and Worship (title supplied). Norwich, [Connecticut]: Alexander Robertson, James Robertson, and Trumbull, 1774. Approx. 300 pp., 3 x 5 x 1¼ in. Inventory #24693 Inscribed at Newport, R.I.: "Steel not this Book For / For fear of Shame For underneath thair is / Oners Name David Sayles Ensign / NewPoart May 6 Day AD 1776 / Nicholas Jencks His work." Two days prior to this inscription, Rhode Island became the first of the thirteen colonies to renounce its allegiance to George III. Sayles and Jencks are two of the oldest colonial families in Providence County, Rhode Island. The light strikethrough to parts of the inscription could indicate that Jencks subsequently purchased this work from Sayles. David Sayles (1755-1820) was a great-great-great-grandson of Rhode Island founder Roger Williams. Sayles was commissioned an ensign in Col. Babcock's regiment on January 15, 1776, and promoted to lieutenant in Col. Christopher Lippitt's regiment later that year. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in Col. Angell's regiment on January 1, 1777, in Captain David Dexter's company and promoted to first lieutenant on June 12, 1777. Sayles received a promotion to captain of t … [Click Below for Full Description]
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