ly he neither accepts nor declines the invitation.
The reason seems to be that the feud left from Mr. Woodbridge's ministry had not wholly died out. His name appears again among the three candidates from whom the town made choice of a minister in 1712, when the lot fell to Mr. Aaron Porter. Mr. Tufts was afterward the honored minister of the church in Newbury.
The last Wednesday of April, 1712, the town appointed as a day of fasting and prayer to humble ourselves before Godation, demanded one hundred pounds as a settlement, as was the custom, which was cheerfully given to him.
He was born in Hadley, Mass., in 1689; graduated at Harvard in 1708; and was settled in Medford, where he was ordained to the ministry, in 1712, when a day of fasting and prayer was appointed, and the Church of Christ in Medford was gathered by a number of the brethren signing a covenant prepared for that purpose.
In October, 1713, he was married to Miss Susan Sewell, of Salem, daughter