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igent. It taught that the affections are the source of happiness; and it endeavored to develop the moral powers, so as to introduce God and Christ and truth and heaven as permanent occupants of the soul. If it be true that the acquisition of mere science and literature imparts no adequate power to subdue vicious habit or restrain criminal passion, but often gives keenness to their edge and certainty to their aim, it follows, as a solemn consequence, that every patriot, philanthropist, and Christian, is sacredly bound to patronize the Sunday school. The communion plate belonging to the First Church has its history, which is as follows :-- Two silver cups, bought by the church in 1719. One silver cups, gift of Mrs. Sarah Ward, 1725. One silver cups, gift of Deacon Thomas Willis. Two silver cups, gift of Mr. Francis Leathe, 1742. One silver cups, gift of Thomas Brooks, Esq., 1759. One large silver tankard, with a cover,--gift of Rev. Ebenezer Turell, 1760. One sm
ed them to build churches, establish schools, and read the Bible without sectarian prejudice. He said, I am convinced that God has more light yet to break forth out of his holy word. Receive such light gladly. Our fathers acted on this wise, Christian, and republican advice, and engaged Philemon Purmount to teach the children; for which he was to be paid thirty acres of ground by the public authorities. How accordant this with that noble resolve of New England, to establish a college, to thth, he issued the first sheet of the Massachusetts Gazette. He died Oct. 30, 1807, aged sixty-seven. He was an able writer, and an impartial editor; a very industrious man, and a friendly neighbor; a true American patriot, and a humble, pious Christian. Rev. John Pierpont. The Portrait, a Political Poem1812 Airs of Palestine, a Religious Poem1816 Sermon, What think ye of Christ? 1823 Sermon, Knowledge is power, --Annual Fast1827 Sermon occasioned by the Death, at Sea, of Rev. D
arties; and rural games were all the fashion. The cake and wine, though abundant, did not prevent the offer of more substantial viands. A custom like this would be apt to run into extremes; and this became so apparent as to call forth from the ministers of Boston a testimony against evil customs in 1719. They called them riotous irregularities. Funerals.--As the Established Church of the mother country made a formal service over the remains of its members, it was deemed expedient and Christian, by the Puritans, not to imitate such examples; and, accordingly, they buried their dead without funeral prayers. Neither did they read the Scriptures! What they could have substituted for these simple, rational, and impressive rites, we do not know, but presume it must have been a sermon and a hymn. The first prayer made by a clergyman at a funeral, which we have heard of, was made by Rev. Mr. Wilson, of Medfield, at the funeral of Rev. Mr. Adams, of Roxbury, Aug. 19, 1685. The first
 4Martha W., b. May 30, 1817; d. July 12, 1817.  5Henry F., b. June 15, 1818.  6Isaac R., b. Dec. 17, 1820; m. Mary Merrill.  7Rebecca G., b. Sept. 1, 1823.  1Reeves, John, embarked, Mar. 16, 1634, aged 19, for New England, on board the Christian, from London, and settled in Salem, where land was granted him in 1643. His first wife was Jane----; and 2d, Elizabeth----. His children were--  1-2William.  3Freeborn, b. Mar. 10, 1658.  4Benjamin, b. Dec. 30, 1661. 1-2William Reeves m. E, aged 68; and had--  3-15Sarah, b. Oct. 31, 1679.  16Humphrey, b. May 21, 1681. 1-4Samuel Turell m. Lydia, dau. of Anthony Stoddard, and had--  4-16 1/2 Mary, m.----Whittemore, and had Daniel and Samuel.  17John, b. July 3, 1687.  18Christian, b. Dec. 17, 1688; m. Samuel Bass.  18 1/2Lydia, m. Cornelius Thayer.  19Ebenezer, b. Feb. 5, 1702. 4-19Ebenezer Turell, the minister, grad. 1721; studied with Rev. Benjamin Colman; settled at M., 1724, where he d., Dec. 8, 1778. H