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Full text of "Concise history of the First Church of Christ, in Ipswich, from its formation, A.D. 1634 to A.D. 1862, also the confession of faith and covenant, with the rules of order and of discipline to which are annexed the names of its members"

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CONCISE HISTORY 



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FIRST CIIUIICII or CH RIST^ 



IN IFS^V^I OH. Avr^sC 



ITrnm its jFormation, a. S. 1634, to 2. 33. 1862. 



CONFESSION OF FAITH AND COVENANT; 



RULES OF ORDER AND OF DISCIPLINE: 



TO WniCU A&E ANNEXED 



THE NAMES OF ITS MEMBERS. . 



BOSTON: 

WRIGHT & POTTER, PRINTERS, 4 SPRING LANE. 
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CONCISE HISTORY 



Formation. 

In Governor "Winthrop's Journal, Vol. 1, page 120, is 
the following record under date of March, 1 G33. " The 
Governor's son, John Winthrop, went with 12 more to 
begin a plantation at Agawam, after ealled Ipswich." 

Under date of November 26, same year, it is recorded. 
" Mr. Wilson (by leave of the Congregation of Boston, 
whereof he is pastor) went to Agawam to teach the people 
of that plantation, because they have yet no minister." 

And again of date April 3, 1G34:. "The Governor 
went on foot to Agawam, and because the people wanted a 
minister, spent the Sabbath with them and exercised by 
way of prophecy and returned home on the 10th." 

These last two entries show, that religious worship was 
instituted at Ipswich as early as November, 1C33, but that 
no minister was settled in April, 1G3I. The exact time 
of the organization of the Church can not be inferred from 
these dates; but circumstances favor the belief, that it was 
soon after that last named. 

This was the ninth Church in the JMassachusetts Colony. 

Settlement of the First Minister. 
Rev. Nathaniel Ward took the charge of this 
Church in 163-1, and continued to serve it till the 
year 1045. Mr. Ward was assisted during the first year 
of his ministry by llev. Thomas Parker, who was after- 
wards settled as the first Minister of Newbuiy. 



Settlement of the Second Minister. 
Kev. John Norton was settled in 1G3G, and con- 
tinned in his relation to this Cluii-ch till about the 

year IGoo; when he was removed to Boston, and became 

Pastor of" the old Church in that place. 

Settlement of the Third Minister. 

Rev. Nathaniel Rogers was settled, as Colleague 
with Mr. Norton, February 20, 1G38, and con- 
tinued in his relation to this Church till July 2d, 1G55, 
when he died, aged o7 years. 

Seventeen male meml)ers of Mr. Rogers' Church in 
England came with him to this town, and sat down under 
his ministry. The following, according to tradition, were 
some of their names. William Goodiiue, Nathaniel IIart> 
Nathaniel Day, Robert Lord, Messrs. "Warner, Quilter, 
Waite, Scott, Littlehale, Lambert, Lumax, Bradstreet, 
Dane, and Noyes. This Church was in a very happy and 
Houri-hing state under the nnited labors of Norton and 
Rogers. 

Settlement of the Fonrtli Minister. 
Rev. Thomas Cobbet was settled in 1G56. It ap- 
pears from the Ancient Records, that this Church, 
under Mr. Coljl)et's ministry, had a special regard to the 
children of those, who were members in full communion. 
(See Vol. 1, p. G7.) It appears also, that the Church pro- 
vided for the relief of their poor members, by a special 
vote ; and that they excommunicated the scandalous. 
Under Mr. Cobbet's ministry there was great attention to 
religion. lie continued in his relation to this Church till 
November, 1G85, when he died, aged 77. 



Settlement of the Fifth Minister. 
]Mr. William Hubbard assisted IMr. Cobbet in the 

1057. 

ministry in 1G5G, and was settled as his Colleague 
probably in 1G57, and continued in the Pastoral oiRce till 
his death, September 11, 1704^, aged 83. 

Settlement of the Sixth Minister. 

After the death of Mr. Cobbet, Mr. John Dennison 
assisted JNIr. Hubbard in the ministry. According 
to generally received testimony he became the actual 
Pastor of the Church in 168G, (the precise date not given.) 
Other statements represent him to have been elected to 
the pastoral office, but on account of failing health, not 
ordained. He was permitted, liowcver, to render pastoral 
service to the people for three years mostly, until the 24tli 
year of his life; he fell asleep in Jesus, Sept. IG, 1G89. 

Cotton Mather describes him as "a gentleman of un- 
common accomplishments and expectations ; " and " to the 
Church in Ipswich a pastor, of whose fiuit they tasted 
with an uncommon satistacfion." 

Settlement of tlie Seventh Minister. 

In 1688, Mr. John Rogers assisted in the work of 
the ministry, and continued so to do till his ordina- 
tion, October 12, 1G92. He continued in the work of the 
ministry till his death, December 28, 1745. 

Settlement of the Eighth Jfinister. 

In 1703, while Mr. Hubbard was living, but so 

infirm as to discontinue the work of the ministry, 

INIr. Jabez Fitch was settled a third Pastor with him and 

Mr. Rogers. He withdrew from the pastoral relation in 

1724. 



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Settlement of the Ninth Minister. 
1737. ^^^' Nathaniel Rogers was ordained Colleague with 
his father, Mr. John Rogers, October 18, 1727, and 
after his death conducted the ministry alone till near tlie 
time of his own death which occurred May 1775, aged 74. 
In five years of the united ministry of Rev. INIessrs. John 
and Nathaniel Rogers, viz., from 1741 to 174G, 149 per- 
sons were added to this Cliurch. In 174G, the Church 
consisted of more than 300 members. 

Settlement of the Tenth Minister. 

1770. ^^^* -^^^^ Fnsbie was installed, as Pastor of this 
Church, February 7, 177G, and died February 25 
1806. God in great mercy blessed his labors, especially 
between the years 1798 and 1801, when 28 were added 
to the Church. The whole number, added to this Church 
during IMr. Frisbie's ministry, was 80. 

1781. -^^ ^ meeting of the Brethren of the Ciiurch in 
1781, the question, whether the Deacons elect 
should be ordained, was postponed. 

Settlement of the Eleventh Minister. - 

1800. ^^^'' ^'"^^'"^ T. Kimball was ordained Pastor of this 
Church October 8, 180(5, and continued to serve 
them in the ministry until the year 1851, when he with- 
drew from tlie pastoral office, and Rev. Robert Suuthgatc 
was installed Pastor, July 24, 1851. 



SUPPLEMENT. 

C/iurches formed from this. 

The Second Church in Ipswich, now the Church in 
Essex, organized September G, 1G81. 

The Third Church in Ipswich, now the Church in 
Hamilton, embodied October 27, 1714. 

The South Church in Ipswich gathered in 1747. 

The Churcli in Linebrook, formed by members of this 
Church, and of the Churches in Rowley and Topsficld, 
embodied November 15, 1749. 



CONFESSION OF FAITH AND COVENANT. 



The following Confession of Faith and Covenant has 
been used by this Church, on the admission of members, 
from time immenioi'ial : — 

You believe and acknowledge the eternal Jehovali, who 
is the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, to be the one only 
living and true God ; and renouncing and forsaking sin, 
you do give up yourself to this God, desiring truly to know 
him, believe in him, love and obey him, and to be made 
happy in the enjoyment of the blessed fruits of his love. 

You believe that all mankind are fallen from God into 
a state of sin and misery, and that they are justly exposed 
to his wrath and curse. 

You believe that " God so loved the world that he gave 
his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him 
should not perish, but have everlasting life," and that Jesus 
Christ is the only begotten Son of God, and the only 
Saviour of lost man ; and you give up yourself to him, 
desiring truly to believe on him and to be subject unto him 
in all his saving olfices. 

You believe that it is the oflice and work of the Holy 
Spirit to make api)lication of the redemption purchased by 
Christ, unto all who shall be saved ; and you give up your- 
self to him, desiring that he may be your Teacher, 
Sanctifier, and Comforter. 



You believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testa- 
ments to be the "Word of God, and a perfect Rule of Faith 
and Practice ; and you do take them as such. 

You believe that the Great Head of the Church has 
instituted the Ordinances of Baptism and the Lord's 
Supper, the former of \ihich it is the privilege of believers 
and their children to receive, the latter of believers only. 

You also engage to submit to the watch and government 
of this Church, professing that by help of Divine Grace, you 
will walk orderly and inoffensively among us, according to 
the Rules and Directions of the Gospel; [and that you 
will endeavor, by precept and example, to bring up your 
children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.] 

Do you thus believe, and solemnly promise and engage, 
before God and this Assembly ? 

We then receive you as a member of the same liody 
with ourselves, entitled to all the privileges of Christ's 
visible kingdom ; and we promise to watch over you with 
faithfulness and love, to bear you in remembrance at the 
throne of grace, and to treat you as our 
in the fellowship of the Gospel. 



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RULES or OllDER AND OF DISCIPLINE. 



1st. Style of the Church. 
This Church shall be styled " The First Church of 
Christ in Irswicii." 

2cl. Of the Members of this Church. 
This Church consists of all those who have, either by 
a public profession of religion, or regular letters of recom- 
mendation from other Churches, become connected with it. 

3d. Plan of its Government and Discipline. 

The plan of Government and Discipline of this Church 

shall in general correspond with that laid down in the 

Cambridge Platform : And the Church consider it proper, 

and for their edification, that the following Rules of Order 

'and Discipline be observed. 

I. — Rules of Order. 

1st. 3Ieetings of the Brethren. 

Quarterly meetings of the brethren of this Church shall 
be held on the last Monday evenings in March, June, 
September, and December, for the transaction of such 
business as the welfare of the Church may seem to require. 
It is expected that each brother will be present. 

Tlie Pastor may call a special business meeting of the 
bretliren when he may judge it necessary, and shall always 
call one when requested by any two of the brethren. 



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If the brethren are requested to tarry after public 
worsliip on Lord's day or Preparatory Lecture day, such 
tarrying shall be deemed a special meeting, and record 
shall be made accoixlingly. 

There shall be a weekly meeting of the Church for 
prayer and conference on Thursday evening, and of the 
Chnrch by themselves on the first Thursday evening 
of each month. 

All officers of the Church shall be chosen by ballot. 

2d. Of the Deacons. 
There shall be two or more Deacons, whose duty it shall 
be to provide for and serve the Lord's Table ; receive and 
distribute alms, and make report yearly at the meeting of 
the bretliren on the last iVIonday evening in December. 

3d. Of the Pastor. 

The Pastor shall be the stated Moderator of all meetings 
of the brethren. In his absence a Moderator shall be 
chosen by the bretlu'en. 

Each meeting shall be opened and closed with prayer by 
the Moderator, or by one of the brethren at his request. 

4th. Of the Clerk. 
There shall be a Clerk, Avhose duty it shall be to keep a 
fair record of all tlie acts of the Church; and in his 
absence a Clerk pro tern, shall be chosen. 

oth. Of the Admission of Members. 
None shall be admitted to this Church but such as in 
the judgment of Charity are experimentally acquainted 



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with repentence towards God and faith in our Lord Jesus 
Christ. 

Persons desirous of becoming connected with this 
Church by a profession of rehgion, when they shall have 
been examined by a Committee, or in a meeting of tlie 
Church, and aj)proved by a vote of the brethren, shall be 
publicly propounded for admission ; and at the expiration 
of two weeks, no objection having been made, they may be 
admitted into full membership with this Church upon their 
giving public assent to the Confession of Faith and 
Covenant. 

The sisters shall be privileged to attend the meetings of 
the Church when candidates are offered for admission to it. 

Gth. Of the Reception of Members from other Churches. 

Persons presenting regular letters of dismission from 
other Churches and of recommendation to this Church, 
upon giving their assent to the Confession of Faith and 
Covenant, may be received into membership with us by 
the vote of the brethren. 

Members of other Churches who Jiave communed with 
this Church for twelve months are expected to remove 
their relation and become connected with us, or assign a 
sufficient reason for such neglect ; otherwise they are to 
commune no longer with this Church. 

7th. Transfer of Memhers to other Churches. 

This Church will cheerfully dismiss and recommend 
members in good standing with us to the fellowship of 
other Evangelical Churches when they request it. 

Members of this Church leaving town are expected to 
take letters of dismissal and of recommendation to some 



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other Church within one year of their leaving, or assign a 
satisfactory reason for the neglect. 

And whenever a member, upon being duly notified of 
this rule, shall neglect for a period of six months to reply 
satisfactorily to the Pastor or Clerk of the Church, the 
Church may by a major vote at any regular meeting justly 
declare itself absolved from any further oversight of him. 

No letter of recommendation from this Church shall be 
considered good for a longer period than one year, and 
notice to that effect shall be added to every letter of 
recommendation. 

II. — IvULKs OF Discipline. 
1st. General Principles. 

1. Discipline is the exercise of that authority and the 
system of laws which the Lord Jesus Christ has appointed 
for the government of his Church. It is designed to 
remove offences, vindicate the honor of Christ, purify the 
Church, and benefit oflendcrs, and is to be exercised with 
due kindness and firmness. 

2. An offence is any thing in the principles or practice 
of a Church-member which is contrary to. the Word of 
God. 

3. Offences are either private or public. 

2d. Of Private Offences. 

Offences are private which originate between individual 
members of the Church, affect their reputation, and are 
confined in their influence mainly to them. 

Public offences are such as are committed against the 
insterests or morals of society, a public scandal, and an 
offence to the Church generally. 



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When any member has reason to think another offended 
with him he shall seek a reconcihation, agreeably to the 
rule given in Matthew v. 23, 2i. 

If one brother be offended with another he shall tell him 
his fault, as directed in Matthew xviii. 15. If unsuccess- 
ful in this, let hnn proceed as directed in the succeeding 
IGth and 17th verses. 

And the Church shall act upon no case of private offence 
before the two previous steps shall have been regularly 
taken. 

Disaffection towards any member of the Church, or 
conduct in any supposed to deserve censure, is not a suffi- 
cient reason that one should absent himself from the 
communion, and any member thus absenting himself is a 
proper subject of discipline. 

In case of a public offence highly scandalous and gener- 
ally known, the Church, without such gradual process as in 
private offences, may forthwith suspend or excommunicate 
the offender. 

3d. Of the Restoration of Penitent Offenders. 
Members of this Church who have been censured 
suspended or excommuniciited, may be restored to the 
communion and fellowship of the Church whenever they 
give satisfactory evidence of penitence. 

Conclusion. 
No amendment or alteration shall be made to the fore- 
going Rules except at a regular meeting of the brethren 
specially notified for that purpose. 



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]ir E M B E R S 

Of First Church in Ipswich in June, 1862. 





BRETHREN. 








Admitted. 


John S. Pulsifcr, . . . . . May 


11, 1817 


Charles Smith, . 










July 


9, 1820 


John Spiller, 










Nov. 


12, 1820 


William Robbius, 










Nov. 


19, 1820 


John Stalker, 










Aug. 


7, 1825 


Stephen Baker, . 










Sept. 


16, 1825 


Philip H. Kimball, 










Oct. 


2, 1828 


Gilbert Conant, . 










Dec. 


20, 1829 


Josiah Caldwell, . 










April 


29, 1830 


Nathaniel Lord, . 










May 


2, 1830 


Nathan Brown, . 










May 


2, 1830 


Frederic ^litchell, 










May 


2, 1830 


David Andrews,. 










May 


2, 1830 


Isaiah Rogers, 










May 


2, 1830 


Benjamin Averill, 




- 






May 


2, 1830 


Timothy Souther, 










May 


2, 1830 


William Baker, . 










Llay 


2, 1830 


Daniel Haskell, Jr., . 










:May 


2, 1830 


John Farley, 










May 


2, 1830 


Isaac Stanwood, . 










June 


G, 1830 


Jeremiah Lord, . 








June 


G, 1830 


George A. Dodge, 








June 


G, 1830 


William Newman, 








July 


18, 1830 


John Brewer, 








Aug. 


29, 1830 


George W. Heard, 










Dec. 


11,1831 



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Sylvanus Caldwell, 
Ira Worcester, . 
Eugene F. W. Gray, 
Benjamin Newman, 
Josiah Lord, Jr., 
John II. Shatswell, 
Nathan D. Dodge, 
Jabez Mann, 
Aaron Cogswell, 
John II. B. Cogswell, 
Leigh R. Worcester, 
John S. Kimball, 
James B. Lord, . 
Nathaniel Dickinson, 
Warren Averill, 
Isaac Flitner, 
Nathaniel K Farley, 
William Haskell, 
Samuel W. Baker, 
James Williams, , 
John N. Stalker, 
Zenas Cushing, . 
Isaac Kimball, . 
John P. Cowles, Jr., 
John Caldwell, . 
Alfred Hale, 
William T. Averill, 
John W. Bailey, 
Ephraim B. Harris, 



Dolly V. Kimball, 
Sally Gilson, 
Sally Sweet, 
Mary Ross, 



8ISTEKS 



Adinittcd. 


April 


8, 1838 


Oct. 


G, 1839 


Oct. 


C, 1839 


Sept. 


17, 1843 


Sept. 


17, 1813 


July 


11, 1849 


Mar. 


2G, 1850 


Aug. 


4, 1850 


Aug. 


4, 1850 


Oct. 


G, 1850 


Oct. 


G, 1850 


Oct. 


G, 1850 


Oct. 


6, 1850 


Mar. 


27, 1854 


April 


1, 1855 


Jan. 


31, 1856 


June 


7, 1857 


June 


7, 1857 


Juno 


7, 1857 


Aug. 


2, 1857 


Oct. 


4, 1857 


Dec. 


3, 1857 


Feb. 


7, 1858 


Feb. 


7, 1858 


Aug. 


1, 1858 


Aug. 


1, 1858 


April 


1,1859 


Dec. 


G, 18G0 


Aug. 


1, ISGl 


Jan. 


3, 1808 


Feb. 


14, 1808 


Feb. 


2G, 1809 


Dec. 


G, 1818 



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Elizabeth Smith, 
Susau Jowett, 
Elizabeth ^\^ Cogswell 
Eliza Haycock, . 
Sarah Newman, . 
Abigail K. Dodge, 
SartUi Stanwood, 
Mary Rutherford, 
Elizabeth Glover, 
Abigail W. Spiller, 
Betsey R. Farley, 
Eunice Cowlcs, . 
Rebecca Kimball, 
Lucy Mary Warner, 
Elizabeth P. Rogers, 
Elizabeth Lord, 
Nelly Gould, 
Lydia Brown, 
Louisa Mitchell, 
Lucy Caldwell, 
Eunice Wade, 
Eliza Baker, 
Lucy Mary Farley, 
Elizabeth K. Gray, 
Joanna Stanwood, 
Abigail Pulsifer, . 
Hannah Stone, . 
Elizabeth Ann Heard 
Lucy R. Farley, • 
Sarah Haskell, . 
Abigail Lord, 
Elizabeth Harris, 
Lydia Dodge, 
Susanna Kimball, 
Lucy Harris, 



Admitted. 


May 


•2«, 


1820 


June 


10, 


1821 


July 


00 


1821 


Sept. 


22 


1821 


Oct. 


27, 


1822 


Sept. 


IG, 


1825 


Sept. 


IG, 


1825 


Sept. 


IG, 


1825 


Sept. 


16, 


1825 


Sept. 


IG, 


1825 


Jan. 


22 


1826 


Mar. 


12, 


1826 


May 


28, 


1826 


July 


22 


1827 


April 


29, 


18:30 


May 


2 


1830 


]\Iay 


2 


1830 


May 


2 


1830 


May 


2, 


1830 


]\Iay 


2 


1830 


ISIay 


2 


1830 


May 


2 


1830 


May 


2 


1830 


May 


2 


1830 


June 


c, 


1830 


June 


6, 


1830 


June 


6, 


1830 


June 


<3, 


1830 


June 


c, 


1830 


July 


18 


1830 


Aug. 


29, 


1830 


Aug. 


29, 


1830 


Aug. 


29, 


1830 


Aug. 


29, 


1830 


Aug. 


29, 


1830 



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Mary Lord, 
Sarah F. Haskell, 
Hannah Chapman, 
Martha Jewett, . 
Patience L. Jewett, 
Susan C. Crafts, 
Sarah Stanwood, 
Elizabeth Averill, 
Annis Shatswell, 
Eunice Dennis, . 
Sarah Farley, 
Lucy 11. F. Hammett 
Mary S. Farley, 
Sarah Lord, 
Elizabeth Harris, 
Mary Lord, 
Lucy Ann Goodwin, 
Fanny C. Goodhue, 
Eunice H. Stanwood, 
Mehltabic F. Stanwood, 
Eunice Stanwood, 
Eliza W. T. Dodge, 
Lydia Lakeman, 
Mehitable Andrews, 
Caroline Tenney, 
Ruth G. Worcester, 
Sarah Burnham, 
Sarah E. Lord, . 
Sarah Gad, 
Elizabeth W. Butler, 
Joanna P. Harris, 
Alice Porter, 
Eliza Boardman, 
Susanna Andrews, 
Emma C. Manning, 



Admitted. 


Aug. 


29 


1830 


Aug. 


29 


, 1830 


Aug. 


29 


1830 


Oct. 


10 


1830 


Oct. 


10 


1830 


Oct. 


10 


1830 


Oct. 


10 


1830 


Nov. 


3 


1830 


Nov. 


3 


1830 


Nov. 


3 


1830 


Nov. 


3 


1830 


Nov. 


3 


1830 


Nov. 


3 


1830 


]\Iay 


20 


1832 


Sept. 


23 


1832 


Sept. 


,23 


1832 


Apri: 


21 


1833 


June 


15 


1834 


July 


27 


1834 


July 


27 


1834 


Sept. 


17 


1834 


Mar. 


6 


183G 


May 


29 


183G 


'May 


29 


1836 


July 


23 


1837 


Oct. 


6 


1839 


Oct. 


6 


1839 


Oct. 


6 


1839 


Oct. 


G 


1839 


Oct. 


18 


1840 


Oct. 


18 


A 840 


Oct. 


18 


1840 


May 


10 


1841 


May 


14 


1843 


May 


14 


1843 



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19 



= 



Hannah TreadwcU, 
Lucy Woodbury, 
Mary ^Varner, . 
Margaret Johnson, 
Cynthia Blodgett, 
Elizabeth L. Pickard, 
Mary R. Stalker, 
Lydia II. Lord, . 
Susanna Kimball, 
Laura Ann Adams, 
Caroline Lakeman, 
Jane AV. Baker, . 
Lucretia Lord, . 
Sarah Dodge, 
Louisa Manning, 
Eunice Farley, . 
Mary Sophia Coburn, 
Margaret S. Kendall, 
Ann Kimball, 
Hannah B. Cogswell, 
Mary Eliza Lord, 
Eliza Ann llutherfoi'd 
Mary Ann English, 
Lucy Sarah Butler, 
Hannah Farnham, 
Charlotte W. Kugers, 
Elizabeth G. Rogers, 
Sarah 11. Rogers, 
Martha A. Rogers, 
Frances A. Houghton 
Joanna W. Baker, 
Sarah E. Blodgett, 
Abigail Lord, 
Elizabeth Lord, . 
Mary Low Sutton, 



Adinitlca. 


May 


1-1 


1843 


May 


14 


1843 


Sept. 


17 


1843 


Oct. 


29 


1843 


Nov. 


10 


1844 


April 


21 


1845 


Mar. 


2a 


184G 


June 


4 


1848 


July 


29 


1849 


Oct. 


18 


1849 


Oct. 


18 


1S49 


Jan. 


13 


1850 


Jan. 


13 


1850 


Mar. 


26 


1850 


April 





1850 


April 


2 


1850 


June 


23 


1850 


Aug. 


4 


1850 


Aug. 


4 


1850 


Aug. 


4 


1850 


Aug. 


4 


18.50 


Aug. 


4 


1850 


Aug. 


4 


1850 


Aug. 


4 


1850 


Aug. 


4 


1850 


Oct. 


6 


1850 


Oct. 


6 


1850 


Oct. 


6 


1850 


Oct. 


G 


1850 


Oct. 


6 


1850 


Oct. 


C 


1850 


Oxit. 


6 


1850 


Oct. 


6 


1850 


Oct. 


6 


1850 


Oct. 


6 


1850 



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Lydia Ross, 

ISIarnraret Ann Caldwell, 
Elizabeth Bailey, 
^lary Frances Southgate, 
Sarah P. Oakes, 
Mary C. Harris, 
Louisa I. Pratt, . 
Abigail C. Peatficld, . 
Hannah S. Caldwell, . 
Sarah P. Caldwell, . 
Martha Ann Lukeman, 
Alice M. Adams, 
Hannah B. Baker, 
Eliza Harriet Stanwood, 
Susan Smith, 
Hannah D. Lord, 
Lucy Potter, 
Ante Korman, . 
Eliza N. Perkins, 
Margaret B. Johnson, 
Susan P. Trow, . 
Sarah Lummus, . 
Elizabeth Jane Averill, 
Elizabeth Bailey, 
Louisa A. M. Perkins, 
Sarah Lord Newman, 
Clementine S. Flitner, 
Emeline Farley, 
Emeline C. Treadwell, 
Caroline Haskell, 
Eunice Caldwell, 
Ro.xanna C. Cowles, . 
Caroline Henry, 
Charlotte Van Buskirk, 
Hannah Haskell, 









Ailinit 


ted. 


Oct. 6 


1850 








Dec. 1 


1850 








April 3 


1851 








June 3 


1852 








Feb. 3 


1853 








Feb. 3 


1853 








May 2G 


1853 








Aug. 7 


1853 








Aug. 7, 


1853 








Aug. 7 


1853 








Oct. 2 


1853 








Dec. 4 


1853 








Dec. 4 


1853 








April 2 


1854 








April 2 


1854 








June 4 


1854 








June 4 


1854 








June 4 


1854 








June 4 


1854 








Aug. G 


1854 








Aug. G 


1854 








Feb. 1 


1855 








April 1 


1855 








April 1 


1855 








Feb. 3 


185G 








Feb. 3 


1856 








Jan. 31 


1856 








June 7 


1857 








June 7 


1857 








June 7 


1857 








June 7 


1857 








June 7 


1857 








June 7 


1857 








June 7 


1857 








. Aug. 2 


1857 



21 



Harriet Averill, 
Hannah M. Pcatficld, 
Mary Jane Mann, 
Mary R. Stalker, 
Sarah 13. Lord, . 
Caroline A. Lord, 
Lucy R. F. H. Brown 
Caroline Cashing, 
Lucy Smith, 
Susan Henderson, 
Mary P. Cowlcs, 
Ellen Newman, . 
Sarah T. Woicestcr, 
Margaret Wileomb, 
Nancy W. Lord, 
Mary Jane Hodgkins, 
Frances S. Southgate, 
Sarah Jane Kimball, 
Lucy Harris, 
Hannah E. Giles, 
Maria B. Nye, . 
Ellen S. Eastman, 
Kate W. Tarr, . 



Admitted. 


Aug. 


O 


1857 


Aug. 


2, 


1857 


Aug. 


o 


1857 


Aug. 


2 


1857 


Aug. 


2 


1857 


Aug. 


2, 


1857 


Oct. 


4, 


1857 


Dec. 


3, 


1857 


Dec. 


3, 


1857 


Dec. 


6, 


1857 


Aug. 


1, 


1858 


April 


o 


1850 


Oct. 


7, 


18G0 


Oct 


7, 


18G0 


Dec. 


G, 


1800 


Juno 


2 


18G1 


June 


2 


18G1 


Aug. 




18G1 


Aug. 




18G1 


June 




18G2 


June 




1862 


June 




18G2 


June 


^ 


18G2 



c 



^>^ 



C --/ 





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