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d persons, and the number of communicants is about five thousand. The Universalist Society of Waltham was gathered in the Bank Hall, and the first preaching held in the fall of 1836. The desk was supplied by the Rev. Thomas Whittemore and others till the following summer, when the society engaged the Rev. William C. Hanscom, from New Market, N. H., as their pastor, who entered upon his duties August 29, 1837. His health gave way and he preached his last sermon on the first Sabbath in January 1838. He died May 23d following, at the age of 23. Rev. Sylvanus Cobb, of Malden, succeeded him in April, 1838, and in July a church was formed, numbering 33 members, which was publicly and duly recognized September 13th of the same year. In 1839 about twenty families of the old First Parish residing in the northeast part of the town proposed and effected a union with the Universalist Society and assisted them in building a church on the corner of Lyman and Summer Streets, near the site o