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AN HISTORICAL DISCOURSE ON THE CIVIL AND RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS OF THE COLONY OF RHODE-ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS IN NEW-ENGLAND IN AMERICA. FROM THE FIRST SETTLEMENT 1638, TO THE END OF FIRST CENTURY
Boston, 1739. Modern half calf and marbled boards. Old ink stain in bottom edge and margin of most leaves. Closed tear in first leaf of dedication, with no loss. Occasional light foxing. Good. This copy bears the ownership signature on the titlepage of Theodore Foster, dated June 22, 1812. Foster (1752- 1828), a Rhode Island politician and a Federalist, was one of the first two United States Senators from the state. He was also an active collector of books and historical documents on the history of Rhode Island, and was one of the founders of the Rhode Island Historical Society. At one point Foster considered writing his own history of Rhode Island, and relied heavily on Callender's work in his research (see the article noted below). An important colonial history containing a good deal of information about Roger Williams, religious freedom, Indians and Indian wars, etc., by the pastor of the Baptist church in Newport, Rhode Island, the second Baptist church in the United States.
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