Founders of the Massachusetts Bible Society - 1809

The Massachusetts Bible Society began on July 6, 1809 and is an ecumenical, Christian organization dedicated to promoting Biblical literacy, understanding, and dialogue. This blog lists brief biographies of our founders who gathered in the Massachusetts State House Senate Chamber on that historic day to sign the Charter founding MBS. Please visit our website:

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Mr. William Andrews

Another veteran of the Revolutionary War, William Andrews was taken prisoner at Ft. LaFayette on June 1, 1779. He was part of the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati, the nation’s oldest patriotic organization. Born in Dorchester on Oct. 18, 1747, he opened the Boston Bookbindery on Marlborough St. in Boston in 1796. Thrice a widower, he died at Cambridgeport, Mass. on March 14, 1816.

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