CIRCULAR LETTER OF THE MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY, RESPECTFULLY ADDRESSED, IN 1794, BY REV. JEREMY BELKNAP, D.D. THEN CORRESPONDING SECRETARY, TO EVERY GENTLEMAN OF SCIENCE IN THE CONTINENT AND ISLANDS OF AMERICA. [JULY 1, 1794]: THE PROFESSED DESIGN OF OUR INSTITUTION IS TO COLLECT, PRESERVE AND COMMUNICATE MATERIALS FOR A COMPLETE HISTORY OF THIS COUNTRY, AND OF ALL VALUABLE EFFORTS OF THE INGENUITY AND INDUSTRY OF ITS INHABITANTS. IN PURSUANCE OF THIS DESIGN WE HAVE ALREADY AMASSED A LARGE QUANTITY OF BOOKS, PAMPHLETS AND MANUSCRIPTS; AND WE ARE STILL IN SEARCH OF MORE./ THE LIBRARY AND MUSEUM OF THE SOCIETY ARE DEPOSITED IN A SPACIOUS AND CONVENIENT APARTMENT OF THE CRESCENT, IN FRANKLIN PLACE, BOSTON. TO THIS APARTMENT, ANY PERSON MAY HAVE ACCESS, BY APPLICATION TO THE LIBRARIAN, OR TO ANY ONE OF THE MEMBERS...

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