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Elias Boudinot (1740–1821)

Boudinot, Elias (bö’di-not). A distinguished American patriot and philanthropist; born at Philadelphia, May 2, 1740; died at Burlington, NJ, Oct. 24, 1821. He was president of the Continental Congress (1782), and first president of the American Bible Society (1816–21). He wrote: ‘The Second Advent of the Messiah’; ‘The Age of Revelation,’ a reply to Thomas Paine; ‘The Star in the West,’ an attempt to identify the American Indians with the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel.