I can’t escape the history of the American Bible Society!
I am in Princeton this week doing a Gilder-Lehrman Seminar on the 13 colonies. The place where I am staying is on Bayard Lane, one block from its intersection with Boudinot Street.
I don’t know which members of the Bayard or Boudinot families these streets are named after, but I do know that Elias Boudinot and Samuel Bayard were both part of the group that founded the ABS. Both families also had Princeton connections.
What are the chances of someone like me landing in a hotel at the intersection of these two streets? Strange.
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