|Portrait of Rev. William Bentley (1759-1819) of Salem by Frothingham|
Educated at Harvard, William Bentley was the minister at the East Church (Second Congregational} in Salem from 1783 until his death in 1819. His personal diary offers a thorough treatment of life in Salem during its golden era of East India Trade.
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