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CATALOGUE OF MINISTERS,

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When Sellled.

Names. 1815, May, 10 William Bascom, 1821, Jan. 24, Abel Conant. 2d. PRECINCT. 1758,

Jobn Rogers, 1825,

Phillips Payson. LUNENBURG. 1728, May 15, Andrew Gardner, 1733, April 18, *David Stearns, 1762, Sept. 8, *Samuel Payson, 1764, Sept. 5, *Zabd'l. Adams, 1802, Oct. 6, Timothy Flint, 1815, Feb. 1, David Damon. MENDON.

Joseph Emerson. 1680,

*Grindal Rawson, 1716,

*Joseph Dorr, 1769, April 19, Joseph Willard, 1786, April 12, Caleb Alexander, 1805, Oct. 2, Preserved Smiih. 1815, Jan. 18, Simeon Doggelt. SECOND PAR

1732, Feb. 22.

1704, March 9, 52 1763, Feb. 14,

1801, March 1, 62 1814, June 7.

1067,

1715, Feb. 6, 57 1782, Dec. 14,

1769, March 9, 79 1805, Dec. 7.

ISH.

1772, March 27

1792,March 27 72

1768,

Benjamin Balch, MILFORD. 1743, Dec. 21, * Amariah Frost, 1801, May 20, David Long.

MILLBURY. 1747, Oct. 7, James Welman, 1764, Nov. 14, Ebenezer Chaplin, 1794, Sept. 10, Joseph Goffe. NEW BRAIN

1760, July 22. 1792, March 22 1822, Dec. 13, 89

TREE.

1782, May 12, 82 1795, Sept. 4,

44

1767, April 30, 61 1816, Feb. 29, 72

1773, June 2.

1754, April 8, *Benjamin Ruggles, 1778, Oct. 29, /*Daniel Foster, 1796, Oct. 26, John Fiske. NORTABORO. 1746, May 21, *Jobn Martyn, 1767, Nov. 4, 1*Peter Whitney, 1816, Oct. 30, Joseph Allen.

NORTH

BRIDGE. 1783, June 25, John Crane, D. D.

OAKHAM. 1768, April 1, John Strickland, 1786, June 22, Daniel Tomlinson.

OXFORD. 1721, March 11, *John Campbell, 1764, Nov. 14, Joseph Bowman, 1791, April 13, Elias Dudley, 1805, March27, Josiah Moulton, 1816, Feb. 2, * David Batcheller, 1823, Dec. 17, Ebenezer Newhall. PAXTON.

. 1767, Oct. 21, *Silas Biglow, 1770, Nov. 28, Alexander Thayer, 1785, Sept. 8, John Foster, 1793, Nov. 5, Daniel Grosvenor, 1808, Feb. 17, Gaius Conant.

1761, May 25, 71 1782, Aug. 28, 1799, March, 1808, Jan. 25,

46 1813, April 6.

1822, Oct. 24, 41

1769, Nov. 16. 1782, Aug. 14. 1789, April. 1802, Nov. 17.

When Sellled.

Names. | Dismissed. Death. Age. PETERSHAM. 1738, Dec.

Aaron Whitney, 1775, May 24, 1779, Sept. 8, 66 1780, Oct. 25, Solomon Reed,

1800, June 25, 1808, Feb. 2. 55 1802, Jan. 13, Festus Foster,

1817, Dec. 1. 1819, June 23, Luther Wilson.

PAILLIPSTON. 1788, Nov 5, Ebenezer Tucker, Feb. 5. 1799. 1800, Sept. 24, Ezekiel L. Bascom, Jan. 1, 1821.

Joseph Chickering. PRINCETON. 1767, Sept. 9, Timothy Fuller, 1776, April 19, 1805, July 3, 66 1786, June 28, Thomas Crafts,

1791, March 14. 1796, March 16, Joseph Russell,

1801. 1802, June 23, James Murdock, D. D. 1815, Oct. 1817, June 18, Samuel Clark.

ROYALSTON. 1768, Oct. 19, *Joseph Lee,

1819, Feb. 16, 77 1819, Feb. 17, Ebeneser Perkins.

RUTLAND. 1727, Nov. 1, Thomas Frink, 1740, Sept. 8. 1742, Sept. 15, *Joseph Buckminster,

1792, Nov. 3, 73 1793, June 19, *Hezekiah Goodrich,

1812, Feb. 7, 42 1813, Feb. 24, "Luke B. Foster,

1817, May, 23, 28 1818,

Josiah Clarke. SAREWSBU

RI.

1723, Dec. 4, 1*Job Cushing,
1762, June 25, *Joseph Sumner, D. D.
1820, June 14, *Samuel B. Ingersoll,
1821, Sept. 26, *Edwards Whipple,
1823, Nov. 19, George Allen.

SOUTHBO

1760, Aug. 6, 67 1824, Dec. 9, 85 1820, Nov. 14, 33 1822, Sept. 17, 44

ROUGH.

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1730, Oct. 24, *Nathan Stone, 1791, June 1, Samuel Sumber, 1799, Oct. 3, Jeroboam Parker.

SPENCER. 1744, Nov. 7, *Joshua Eaton, 1773, Oct. 20, *Joseph Pope, 1819, June 9, Stephen Crosby, 1826, July, Levi Packard.

STERLING. 1744, Dec. 19, John Mellen, 1779, June 2, Reuben Holcomb, 1815, March 22, Lemuel Capen, 1819, June 30, Peter Osgood.

STURBRIDGE. 1736, Sept. 29, *Caleb Rice, 1761, June 17, *Joshua Paine, 1800, Dec. 10, Otis Lane.

Alvan Bond. Sutton: 1720, Nov. 9, John McKinstry, 1729, Oct. 15, *David Hall, D. D. 1790, June 23, *Edmund Mills, 1826, June,

John Mallby. SOUTHBRIDGE. 1816, Dec. 18, Jason Parks.

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1797, Oct. 11, William Nash, 1821, Feb. 28, John Boardman.

WARD. 1784, Nov. 3, *Isaac Bailey, 1815, March 1, Enoch Pond.

WESTBORO'. 1724, Oct. 28, *Ebenezer Parkman, 1789, Jan. 14, John Robinson, 1808, Oct. 26, Elisha Rockwood.

WESTERN. 1744, Jan. 31, *Isaac Jones, 1791, March 9, Stephen Baxter, 1806, March 12, Sylvester Burt, 1816, July 12, Munson C. Gaylord.

WESTMINSTER. 1742, Oct. 20, Elisha Marsh, 1765, Oct. 16, * Asaph Rice, 1815, Feb. 22, Cyrus Mann.

WINCHEN DON. 1762, Dec. 15, *Daniel Stimpson, 1769, May 24, Joseph Brown, 1801, June 24, *Levi Pillsbury, 1820, Oct. Eber L. Clarke. WORCESTER.

andrew Gardner, 1725, Oct. 25, Isaac Burr, 1747, June 10, *Thaddeus Maccarty, 1790, Sept. 29. Samuel Austin, D. D. 1816, Oct. 9, Charles A. Goodrich, 1821, May 23, *Arætius B. Hull. SECOND PAR

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1719,

1722, Oct.
1744, Nov. 25.

1784, July 20, 63
(1818, Dec. 23.
1820, Nov. 17.

1826, May 17, 38

ISA.

1786, Feb. 1, Aaron Bancrofi, D. D. THIRD PAR

ISA. 1823, Oct. 15, | Loammi I. Hoadley.

NOTE—The Compiler of this Table acknowledges his obligations, to the MS. copy of Rev. Mr. Whitney's History revised and continued by himself to bis death, in 1816, for a great part of the elaborate work here presented. His anxiety to preserve these interesting facts impelled him to purchase these MSS. of the Executor of the Rev. Mr. Whitney, for the benefit of the cu

rious reader. This testimony has not been deviated from without better evidence. Mr. Whitney was a rigid believer in the judicatory powers of ecclesiastical councils, and sturdily rejected as heresy, the modern doctrine, that these tribunals are merely advisory. Of course he maintains that the clerical office continues, until dissolved by a concurrence of all the powers that created it. He therefore considers his father Rev. A. Whitney of Pro tersbam, as the minister of that town, until his death, in 1779, although the Records shew that he was dismissed ia 1775, and ever after was denied his salary and the pulpit. So o! Mr. Goss of Bolton and some others.

Dr. Austin, of Worcester, was appointed President of the University at Burlington, in 1815, and his Parish gave him leave of absence from his pulpit and pastoral services on the 12th day of June, in that year, for a limited time, but his dismission did nut take place, according to Ecclesiastical usage, until Dec. 23, 1818.

G.

Not knowing what the world might say of them after their works depart this lise, the Editors were about setting in order their “ last words and final speeches," and gathering their robes about them to leave existence with something of dignity, when a friend, to whom the readers of the Magazine have been indebted for some of the most interesting articles which have filled its pages kindly communicated the following lines to serve as an EPITAPH.

We have plucked the tangled weeds away,
From the grass grown mound and the headstone grey,
To trace on the moss-covered front, each name
Of our aged sires, and the tale of their fame;
And have sheltered their graves from the steps profane
Of the heartless throng and the beast of the plain ;
We have mused at the stillness of twilight's hour
Till reason has yielded to fancy's power ;
And have stood with the pilgrims upon the shore
Where their footsteps were traced, in days of yore,
In the winter's snow, while the forest's gloom
And the Indian's yell told of fearful doom ;
And we envied no tale of the classic page,
Or the wild romance of a wilder age,
While we dared then to boast of our humble claim
To be kindred of men of their deathless fame ;
Nor only of those, but of sires who stood
And rollid back the tide of oppression's flood,
When it swept o'er our land in a deluge of wrath,
And withered the bloom in its wasting path ;
We fondly had hoped that our humble toil,
Might have snatched some name from oblivion's spoil,
And placed it with those who were worthy to be
The sires of free men in the land of the free-
But others shall grave on our history's page
The names of the brave of a former age.
That sound-tis a peal from yon church's torer,
But it tolls not for us a departed hour.
Tis the knell of death and a hoary head

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Flas sunk to its rest in its lowly bed,
We knew him-and oft has he bared that breast
That heaves no more in its silent rest;
And we marked there the scars that had seam'd it o'er
In the battle's charge in the days of yore,
But his name and his deeds have gone down to the tomb,
And his story is wrapp'd in oblivion's gloom,
And thus shall it be when a few years have pass'd
With the sires of our land-we shall weep o'er the last,
And no hand will pluck the rank grass away
From the mouldering mound and the head-stone grey.

ERRATA FOR TAE HISTORY OF THE COUNTY OF WORCESTER.

Vol. I. PAGE 109. The incorporation of Dudley should be in 1732.

110. The number of Societies of Friends, 6.
116 To the list of towns in Suffolk, add Hingham.
lo note for Hist. Coll. XII, read VII. 3d. line.
163 For “ quarlerread greater.
327 21st line, for " reserved," read rescued.
335 line 23, for “ tomb," read touch,
After the last line, add " which."
379 To the list of graduates, add Nathaniel Wright, H. U. 1808.

He is now Counsellor al Law, Lowell, Mass. P. T. Kendall, was educated at Middlebury College, Vt. His degree at Cambridge was ouły M. D.

In the note for “ Wm." read Mr. Mellen.

382 The last word should be “ purple.” Vol. 11. page 48. The total of births and deaths after the year 1798, should be transposed so as to read births, 395. Deaths 174. Page 51, line 23d,

read 1825, instead of 1826. Luke Eastman Esq. removed to Lowell, 1826. Alexander Dustin, Esq.

was appointed Justice in 1810. 205 In the list of Judges, the first, John Chandler, resigned in 1740,

when Joseph Wilder was appointed C. J. Joseph Dwight, was appointed in 1740. Nahum Ward, resigned in 1754, instead of 1762. Timo. Ruggles was appointed C. J. in 1762. Arts. Ward, in 1775. John Sprague, in 1798. 208 Samuel Allen was appointed Treasurer, in 1789. 209 Read Moses Smith ot Lancaster. 337 twentieth line from top, for “ June 14, 1803, Benjamin Wymano,"

read Aug. 19, 1818, Benjamin Wyman.
340 twenty second line from top, for students" read student.

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