The Constitution of the Mutual Literary Society  1810s
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Lot Stoddard, John Kingman, Jr., John Amedey, and Josiah Waterman led an initiative to found the Mutual Literary Society in the 1810s, to discuss scientific advancements and other subjects. At its inception, the society had 11 members; at least one, Duncan M. B. Thaxter, Jr., lived in Hingham, Massachusetts.