Circular Letter, of the Historical Society
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In this Circular Letter, dated 1 November 1791, Jeremy Belknap defines the objectives of the Massachusetts Historical Society, "...to collect, preserve, and communicate, materials for a complete history of this country...." This has remained the Society's mission for over 200 years.