Bates professor, author at Knox Museum
Thomaston — The General Henry Knox Museum will present The Rev. Jacob Bailey and the Faith of a Loyalist, a speech by Bates College professor James S. Leamon, in the Oval Room at Montpelier, the big white house on Route 131 at the Route 1 turn to St. George, Tuesday, July 17 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15, $10 for members, and can be purchased at the door.
Based on his book of the same title, Leamon’s talk tells the story of the Rev. Jacob Bailey, a missionary preacher for the Church of England in the frontier town of Pownalborough (now Dresden), Maine, who refused to renounce allegiance to King George III during the American War of Independence. Tracing Bailey’s evolution from his rustic background through his Harvard education and subsequent career as a teacher, Congregational minister and missionary preacher for the Church of England, Leamon’s study depicts the complex nature and burdens of one person’s loyalism while revealing much about 18th-century American life and culture.
Leamon will speak at the General Henry Knox Museum as part of its Center for the Study of Early American History's summer teacher institute. For more information, call 354-8062.
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