nd ordained Jan. 19, 1814.
During his pastorate occurred that theological contest which rent the parish and church of Dr. Holmes asunder.
The great majority of the Cambridgeport Parish, together with their pastor, adhered to what was styled the liberal party, and were thenceforth known as Unitarians.
Mr. Gannett, however, did not take an active part in the contest, but devoted himself entirely to the inculcation of those moral duties and Christian graces which become the true disciples of Christ.
Indeed, he is reported to have expressed the highest satisfaction, in his mature years, that he had never preached a doctrinal sermon.
Early in 1833 he closed his labors with a flock which had abundant cause to regard him with profound respect and love.
A good man, —one like Nathaniel of old, without guile,—according to the gift that was in him, had gone in and out before the people, pure and godly in his conversation, charitable in his words and feelings as in his deeds, keeping peace w