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Scope and Contents Thomas Knight's (b. 1809) diary consists of concise daily entries for the time between October 20, 1836 and April 5, 1838. Knight was a general store clerk and was deeply interested and involved in civic/legal issues. Entries range from 6 to 10 lines each and record his daily readings of the Bible, religious histories and commentaries, legal works, and many works he borrowed from the town's library. Knight makes note of anti-slavery meetings (August 29, 1837, December 25, 1836, and December ...