Mr. Francis Wright
Not only an MBS founder but one of its first Trustees, Mr. Wright was a tobacconist by trade and was a deacon in the Long Lane (Federal Street) Church. It was Francis Wright who wrote the letter calling William Ellery Channing to be the minister at that church. Mr. Wright served as a Boston selectman and became the inspector of tobacco, butter, and lard. He was elected in 1807 to be part of the convention to determine the Massachusetts constitution. He died in 1812.