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The Papers of David Avery, 1746–1818

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A Narrative of the rise and progress of the difficulties which have issued in a separation between the minister and people of Bennington, 1783 : With a valedictory address. By David Avery, V.D.M., Courtesy Bennington Museum


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Princeton Theological Seminary

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Diaries, sermons, theological treatises, and correspondence of David Avery (1746-1818), a Congregational minister to churches in Massachusetts, Vermont, and Connecticut. Avery also served as a chaplain in the Revolutionary War, at the Battle of Bunker Hill and in the expedition that crossed the Delaware to attack Trenton. Papers also reference Avery’s mission work among the Oneida Tribe in New York. This collection of papers, one of the largest for an 18th-century American figure, sheds light on a number of aspects of American history during Avery’s lifetime.

13 reels, 179-page guide

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