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1793 Octavo Pamphlet Sermon By David Tappan-Presented By Deacon John Larkin Who Gave Paul Revere A Horse For His Midnight Ride

1793 Octavo Pamphlet Sermon By David Tappan-Presented By Deacon John Larkin Who Gave Paul Revere A Horse For His Midnight Ride

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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 Mr. g. Rowland’s presented by his friend Deacon Larkin-

Deacon John Larkin (April 3, 1735–December 14, 1807) was an ordained minister of the First Congregational Church in his hometown of Charlestown, Massachusetts. He was also a merchant, in the tea trade, for the East India Company, having in his possession chests of tea that he readily concealed to avoid England's Stamp Tax. John Larkin's will is among Charlestown Records. He amassed a large fortune before he died in 1807. His estate was probated for $86,381.99.

John Larkin is most notable for aiding Paul Revere to obtain the horse he used in his "Midnight Ride". The horse, Brown Beauty was owned by John's father, Samuel Larkin. Paul Revere's Midnight Ride was an alert given to minutemen in the Province of Massachusetts Bay by local Patriots on the night of April 18, 1775, warning them of the approach of British Army troops prior to the battles of Lexington and Concord. In the preceding weeks, Patriots in the region gained wind of a planned crackdown on the Massachusetts Provincial Congress, then based in Concord, by the British occupational authorities in the colony. (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 27 copies.

Condition: Leaves (8.1875“ x 5.0625”). Nothing notable.

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