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Historical society librarian Ray Battcher holds up the Rhode Island historical book, William J Brown, that they plan to put up for auction.

Bristol Historical Society to auction rare book

Bristol Historical Society to auction rare book

In a town steeped in history that includes the seafaring life, slavery and the evolution of society, Bristol is also home to a first edition autobiography penned by the son of a slave who became one of the most prominent African American men in the nineteenth-century Rhode Island. The book, entitled “The Life of William

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