TO THE FRIENDS AND PATRONS OF THE POOR, / THIS SKETCH OF A PLAN / FOR A / CHARITY FUND / IS RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED, / IN THE NAME AND BY THE AUTHORITY OF / THE BAPTIST CHURCH, / IN CONFIDENCE OF MEETING THE APPROBATION AND SUPPORT OF THE HUMANE / AND BENEVOLENT. [followed by six paragraphs describing the plan].

Charlestown, [MA]: 1805. Printed broadside, 11 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches, employing several sizes and styles of type. Call for contributions to this fledgling charity to "feed the hungry and clothe the naked," to be called "The Baptist Charity Fund," signed in type by a six-member committee, including William Collier, John Carter, David Goodwin, Jacob Forster, Oliver Holden, and James Harrison. The Baptist community had organized and built a place of worship in Charlestown, Massachusetts, in 1801; Rev. William Collier (1771-1843) was minister of the congregation. Not in American Imprints. Apparently not recorded on OCLC. Overall, a very good example. Creased from folding, a bit of loss to upper corner (not affecting text), a spot or two of browning at the margin. (7164). Item #59236

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