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Peter Oxenbridge Thacher (1752–1802) was a Congregationalist minister in Massachusetts in the 18th century.WorldCat. Thacher, Peter 1752–1802 He served as pastor in Malden of the First Church (1770–1784)Manual of the First Church, Malden, Mass. May, 1878. Boston: Beacon Press, T. Todd, printer., 1878 and in Boston of the Brattle Street Church (1785–1802). He actively supported the American Revolution.For example as a young man in 1772 he "went to the Old South meeting & heard Mr. Warren pronounce an oration in commemoration of the massacre perpetrated this day 2 years ago." (Diary of Rev. Peter Thacher. Register of the Malden Historical Society, no.1, 1910-1911)Peter Thacher. "Oration Delivered at Watertown, March 5, 1776." Boston Orations. Boston: Peter Edes, 1785. Reprinted in: He participated in the drafting of the Massachusetts Constitution in 1780. In 1794, he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He belonged to the Massachusetts Historical Society and Massachusetts Humane Society. He was educated at Harvard College, 1765–1769. On October 8, 1770, he married Elizabeth Poole (Hawkes); they had ten children."Memoirs of the Rev. Dr. Thacher." Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society, v.8. Boston: Munroe & Francis, 1802.

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