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1798 Octavo Pamphlet Sermon By David Tappan-Owned By Peter Oxenbridge Thacher Who Participated In Drafting The Massachusetts Constitution In 1780

1798 Octavo Pamphlet Sermon By David Tappan-Owned By Peter Oxenbridge Thacher Who Participated In Drafting The Massachusetts Constitution In 1780

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Importance: David Tappan (1752–1803) was an American theologian. He occupied the Hollis Chair at Harvard Divinity School until his death in 1803. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1796. He graduated from Harvard University in 1771. (Wikipedia)

David Tappan was also a strong supporter of the American Revolution and later the French Revolution.

Binding: Disbound Octavo Pamphlet.

Provenance: Recto of the half-title is inscribed Peter Thacher’s a gift of Mrs. Amry

Peter Oxenbridge Thacher (1752–1802) was a Congregationalist minister in Massachusetts. Peter Thacher was born in Milton, Massachusetts on March 21, 1752. His brother was Thomas Thatcher. He served as pastor in Malden of the First Church (1770–1784) and in Boston of the Brattle Street Church (1785–1802). He actively supported the American Revolution. He participated in the drafting of the Massachusetts Constitution in 1780. In 1794, he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He belonged to the Massachusetts Historical Society and Massachusetts Humane Society. He was educated at Harvard College, 1765–1769. On October 8, 1770, he married Elizabeth Poole (Hawkes); they had ten children. Peter Thacher died in Savannah, Georgia on December 16, 1802. (Wikipedia)

Collation & Notes: A4 ([A1r] H.T. & [A2r] G.T.P.) B4, C4, D4 (ends D4r). [16] ff. 31, [1] p. (32 pages).

Complete, with an original half title & title page. Vertical chain lines. WorldCat & OCLC records 23 copies.

Condition: Leaves (7.9375” x 4.875”). A2 T.P. large tear. Minor stains in places.

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