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Freedom to the Slaves
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The subject was the son of Samuel and Abby Merry and was born in Scituate, Rhode Island. With his brother, he established a dyeing and bleaching firm at Pawtucket, R.I., of which he eventually became sole proprietor. An active Mason, he rose to the rank of Grand Master of the state of Rhode Island. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his great-grandson.
Gift of Charles W. Barney
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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