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Illustrious Providences.jpg
Rev. Increase Mather frequently wrote on the role of divine providence in natural disasters and phenomenon. He preached on the need for his congregation to rededicate themselves to their covenant with God and used disaster narratives as evidence of…

Charity brief 1760.pdf
Days after a great fire ravaged the town of Boston in March 1760, Governor Thomas Pownall issued this "brief" which was to be circulated throughout Massachusetts to solicit donations to help those left homeless by the conflagration. Public officials…
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