The Morning Star was a weekly newspaper published by the Freewell Baptists of northern New England, beginning in 1826 and publishing continuously until 1911. Although most of the content in each issue was of religious nature (including sermons, Bible passages, and general religious instruction) or news items of general interest to the denomination, by 1834 the paper became increasingly devoted to delivering anti-slavery messages. Abolitionist content increased under the editorship of William Burr in the 1830s, and continued under the new editorship of Rev. Oren B. Cheney, the future founder of Bates College, when he took over in 1853.

The paper began publishing in Limerick, Maine, but moved to Dover, New Hampshire several years later. Over its lifetime, the paper was also published in Portland, Maine, and in New York, Boston, and Chicago. Publishers also frequently changed, and that information can usually be found on the first page of each individual issue. (But is captured in the metadata here as only the generic wording of "Freewill Baptist printers.")

[A note on searching: The entire collection is text-searchable; however, due to the variety of text sizes and fonts, and the varying quality of the microfilm used for digitization, broad-scale text searching should also be accompanied with individual issue searches for best results.]

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Submissions from 1869

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The Morning Star - volume 44 number 01 - January 6, 1869, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 44 number 02 - January 13, 1869, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 44 number 03 - January 20, 1869, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 44 number 04 - January 27, 1869, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 44 number 05 - February 3, 1869, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 44 number 06 - February 10, 1869, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 44 number 07 - February 17, 1869, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 44 number 08 - February 24, 1869, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 44 number 09 - March 3, 1869, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 44 number 10 - March 10, 1869, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 44 number 11 - March 17, 1869, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 44 number 12 - March 24, 1869, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 44 number 13 - March 31, 1869, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 44 number 14 - April 7, 1869, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 44 number 15 - April 14, 1869, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 44 number 16 - April 21, 1869, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 44 number 17 - April 28, 1869, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 44 number 18 - May 5, 1869, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 44 number 19 - May 12, 1869, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 44 number 20 - May 19, 1869, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 44 number 21 - May 26, 1869, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 44 number 22 - June 2, 1869, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 44 number 23 - June 9, 1869, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 44 number 24 - June 16, 1869, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 44 number 25 - June 23, 1869, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 44 number 26 - June 30, 1869, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 44 number 27 - July 7, 1869, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 44 number 28 - July 14, 1869, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 44 number 29 - July 21, 1869, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 44 number 30 - July 28, 1869, Freewill Baptist printers

Submissions from 1868

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The Morning Star - volume 43 number 01 - March 25, 1868, Freewill Baptist Printers

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The Morning Star - volume 43 number 02 - April 1, 1868, Freewill Baptist Printers

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The Morning Star - volume 43 number 03 - April 8, 1868, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 43 number 04 - April 15, 1868, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 43 number 05 - April 22, 1868, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 43 number 06 - April 29, 1868, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 43 number 07 - May 6, 1868, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 43 number 08 - May 13, 1868, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 43 number 09 - May 20, 1868, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 43 number 10 - May 27, 1868, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 43 number 11 - June 3, 1868, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 43 number 12 - June 10, 1868, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 43 number 13 - June 17, 1868, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 43 number 14 - June 24, 1868, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 43 number 15 - July 1, 1868, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 43 number 16 - July 8, 1868, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 43 number 17 - July 15, 1868, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 43 number 18 - July 22, 1868, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 43 number 19 - July 29, 1868, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 43 number 20 - August 5, 1868, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 43 number 21 - August 12, 1868, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 43 number 22 - August 19, 1868, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 43 number 23 - August 26, 1868, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 43 number 24 - September 2, 1868, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 43 number 25 - September 9, 1868, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 43 number 26 - September 16, 1868, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 43 number 27 - September 23, 1868, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 43 number 28 - September 30, 1868, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 43 number 29 - October 7, 1868, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 43 number 30 - October 14, 1868, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 43 number 31 - October 21, 1868, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 43 number 32 - October 28, 1868, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 43 number 33 - November 4, 1868, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 43 number 34 - November 11, 1868, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 43 number 35 - November 18, 1868, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 43 number 36 - November 25, 1868, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 43 number 37 - December 2, 1868, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 43 number 38 - December 9, 1868, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 43 number 39 - December 16, 1868, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 43 number 40 - December 23, 1868, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 43 number 41 - December 30, 1868, Freewill Baptist printers