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 1875

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

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 11 - March 17, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 12 - March 24, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 13 - March 31, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 14 - April 7, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 15 - April 14, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 16 - April 21, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 17 - April 28, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 18 - May 5, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 19 - May 12, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 20 - May 19, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 21 - May 26, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 22 - June 2, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 23 - June 9, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 24 - June 16, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 25 - June 23, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 26 - June 30, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 27 - July 7, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 28 - July 14, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 29 - July 21, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 30 - July 28, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 31 - August 4, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 32 - August 11, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 33 - August 18, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 34 - August 25, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 35 - September 1, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 36 - September 8, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 37 - September 15, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 38 - September 22, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 39 - September 29, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 40 - October 6, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 41 - October 13, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 42 - October 20, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 43 - October 27, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 44 - November 3, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 45 - November 10, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 46 - November 17, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 47 - November 24, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 48 - December 1, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 49 - December 8, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 50 - December 15, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 51 - December 22, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 50 number 52 - December 29, 1875, Freewill Baptist printers

Submissions from 1874

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 01 - January 7, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 02 - January 14, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 03 - January 21, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 04 - January 28, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 05 - February 4, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 06 - February 11, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 07 - February 18, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 08 - February 25, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 09 - March 4, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 10 - March 11, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 11 - March 18, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 12 - March 25, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 13 - April 1, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 14 - April 8, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 15 - April 15, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 16 - April 22, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 17 - April 29, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 18 - May 6, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 19 - May 13, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 20 - May 20, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 21 - May 27, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 22 - June 3, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 23 - June 10, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 24 - June 17, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 25 - June 24, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 26 - July 1, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 27 - July 8, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 28 - July 15, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 29 - July 22, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 30 - July 29, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 31 - August 5, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 32 - August 12, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 33 - August 19, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 34 - August 26, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 35 - September 2, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 36 - September 9, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 37 - September 16, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 38 - September 23, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 39 - September 30, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 40 - October 7, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 41 - October 14, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 42 - October 21, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 43 - October 28, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 44 - November 4, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 45 - November 11, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 46 - November 18, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 47 - November 25, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 48 - December 2, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 49 - December 9, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 50 - December 16, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 51 - December 23, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 49 number 52 - December 30, 1874, Freewill Baptist printers

Submissions from 1873

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The Morning Star - volume 48 number 01 - January 1, 1873, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 48 number 02 - January 8, 1873, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 48 number 03 - January 15, 1873, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 48 number 04 - January 22, 1873, Freewill Baptist printers

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The Morning Star - volume 48 number 05 - January 29, 1873, Freewill Baptist printers