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 when the Rev. Oren B. Cheney, the future founder of Bates College, became editor 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, as well as 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 1884

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The Morning Star - volume 59 number 01 - January 2, 1884, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 59 number 02 - January 9, 1884, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 59 number 03 - January 16, 1884, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 59 number 04 - January 23, 1884, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 59 number 05 - January 30, 1884, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 59 number 06 - February 6, 1884, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 59 number 07 - February 13, 1884, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 59 number 08 - February 20, 1884, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 59 number 09 - February 27, 1884, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 59 number 10 - March 5, 1884, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 59 number 11 - March 12, 1884, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 59 number 12 - March 19, 1884, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 59 number 13 - March 26, 1884, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 59 number 14 - April 2, 1884, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 59 number 15 - April 9, 1884, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 59 number 16 - April 16, 1884, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 59 number 17 - April 23, 1884, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 59 number 18 - April 30, 1884, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 59 number 19 - May 7, 1884, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 59 number 20 - May 14, 1884, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 59 number 21 - May 21, 1884, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 59 number 22 - May 28, 1884, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 59 number 23 - June 4, 1884, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 59 number 24 - June 11, 1884, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 59 number 25 - June 18, 1884, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 59 number 26 - June 25, 1884, Freewill Baptist printers

Submissions from 1883

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 01 - January 3, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 02 - January 10, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 03 - January 17, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 04 - January 24, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 05 - January 31, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 06 - February 7, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 07 - February 14, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 08 - February 21, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 09 - February 28, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 10 - March 7, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 11 - March 14, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 12 - March 21, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 13 - March 28, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 14 - April 4, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 15 - April 11, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 16 - April 18, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 17 - April 25, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 18 - May 2, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 19 - May 9, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 20 - May 16, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 21 - May 23, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 22 - May 30, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 23 - June 6, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 24 - June 13, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 25 - June 20, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 26 - June 27, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 27 - July 4, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 28 - July 11, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 29 - July 18, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 30 - July 25, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 31 - August 1, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 32 - August 8, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 33 - August 15, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 34 - August 22, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 35 - August 29, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 36 - September 5, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 37 - September 12, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 38 - September 19, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 39 - September 26, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 40 - October 3, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 41 - October 10, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 42 - October 17, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 43 - October 24, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 44 - October 31, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 45 - November 7, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 46 - November 14, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 47 - November 21, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 48 - November 28, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 49 - December 5, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 50 - December 12, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 51 - December 19, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 58 number 52 - December 26, 1883, Freewill Baptist printers

Submissions from 1882

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The Morning Star - volume 57 number 01 - January 4, 1882, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 57 number 02 - January 11, 1882, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 57 number 03 - January 18, 1882, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 57 - number 04 - January 25, 1882, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 57 number 05 - February 1, 1882, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 57 number 06 - February 8, 1882, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 57 number 07 - February 15, 1882, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 57 number 08 - February 22, 1882, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 57 number 09 - March 1, 1882, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 57 number 10 - March 8, 1882, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 57 number 11 - March 15, 1882, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 57 number 12 - March 22, 1882, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 57 number 13 - March 29, 1882, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 57 number 14 - April 5, 1882, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 57 number 15 - April 12, 1882, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 57 number 16 - April 19, 1882, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 57 number 17 - April 26, 1882, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 57 number 18 - May 3, 1882, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 57 number 19 - May 10, 1882, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 57 number 20 - May 17, 1882, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 57 number 21 - May 24, 1882, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 57 number 22 - May 31, 1882, Freewill Baptist printers