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 1877

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The Morning Star - volume 52 number 14 - April 4, 1877, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 52 number 15 - April 11, 1877, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 52 number 16 - April 18, 1877, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 52 number 17 - April 25, 1877, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 52 number 18 - May 2, 1877, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 52 number 19 - May 9, 1877, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 52 number 20 - May 16, 1877, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 52 number 21 - May 23, 1877, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 52 number 22 - May 30, 1877, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 52 number 23 - June 6, 1877, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 52 number 24 - June 13, 1877, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 52 number 25 - June 20, 1877, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 52 number 26 - June 27, 1877, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 52 number 27 - July 4, 1877, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 52 number 28 - July 11, 1877, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 52 number 29 - July 18, 1877, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 52 number 30 - July 25, 1877, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 52 number 31 - August 1, 1877, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 52 number 32 - August 8, 1877, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 52 number 33 - August 15, 1877, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 52 number 34 - August 22, 1877, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 52 number 35 - August 29, 1877, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 52 number 36 - September 5, 1877, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 52 number 37 - September 12, 1877, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 52 number 38 - September 19, 1877, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 52 number 39 - September 26, 1877, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 52 number 40 - October 3, 1877, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 52 number 41 - October 10, 1877, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 52 number 42 - October 17, 1877, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 52 number 43 - October 24, 1877, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 52 number 44 - October 31, 1877, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 52 number 45 - November 7, 1877, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 52 number 46 - November 14, 1877, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 52 number 47 - November 21, 1877, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 52 number 48 - November 28, 1877, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 52 number 49 - December 5, 1877, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 52 number 50 - December 12, 1877, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 52 number 51 - December 19, 1877, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 52 number 52 - December 26, 1877, Freewill Baptist printers

Submissions from 1876

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 01 - January 5, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 02 - January 12, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 03 - January 19, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 04 - January 26, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 05 - February 2, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 06 - February 9, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 07 - February 16, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 08 - February 23, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 09 - March 1, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 10 - March 8, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 11 - March 15, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 12 - March 22, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 13 - March 29, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 14 - April 5, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 15 - April 12, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 16 - April 19, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 17 - April 26, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 18 - May 3, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 19 - May 10, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 20 - May 17, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 21 - May 24, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 22 - May 31, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 23 - June 7, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 24 - June 14, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 25 - June 21, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 26 - June 28, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 27 - July 5, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 28 - July 12, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 29 - July 19, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 30 - July 26, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 31 - August 2, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 32 - August 9, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 33 - August 16, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 34 - August 23, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 35 - August 30, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 36 - September 6, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 37 - September 13, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 38 - September 20, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 39 - September 27, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 40 - October 4, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 41 - October 11, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 42 - October 18, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 43 - October 25, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 44 - November 1, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 45 - November 8, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 46 - November 15, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 47 - November 22, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 48 - November 29, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 49 - December 6, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 50 - December 13, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 51 - December 20, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 51 number 52 - December 27, 1876, Freewill Baptist printers

Submissions from 1875

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 01 - January 6, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 02 - January 13, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 03 - January 20, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 04 - January 27, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 05 - February 3, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 06 - February 10, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 07 - February 17, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 08 - February 24, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 09 - March 3, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers