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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Hampshire, (search)
Concord Herald begun by George Hough......Jan. 5, 1790 Academies incorporated at Atkinson and Amherst......1791 Four post-routes appointed through the interior of the State......1791 New Hampshire Medical Society incorporated......1791 Bank established at Portsmouth......1792 Convention assembles at Concord, Sept. 7, 1791, revises the State constitution, changes the title of the chief magistrate from president to governor, and completes its labors......Sept. 5, 1792 Elder Jesse Lee, coming from Virginia, visits New Hampshire; founds the first Methodist society in the State......1792 A privateer ship, the McClary, fitted out during the war at Portsmouth under the sanction of the legislature, captures an American merchant ship, the Susanna, bound for an enemy's port laden with supplies. The matter is brought into court, and the United States court of appeals reverses the judgment of the State court and awards $32,721.36 damages to the owners of the Susanna. The le
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 14., Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church. (search)
The Medford minister, Rev. Ebenezer Turell (though the son-in-law of Dr. Colman), did not regard Whitefield favorably, and refused him admittance to the Medford pulpit, and, in reply to the zealots asking it, preached a sermon magnifying his (own) office, and at Whitefield's death, in 1770, another, somewhat discrediting, if we may judge by the text—Man at his best estate is altogether vanity. Whitefield was followed by Richard Boardman in 1772. Freeborn Garrettson came in 1787, and Jesse Lee preached under the old elm on Boston Common in 1790. All these are mentioned as connecting links in the chain of circumstances of church organization. The war of Revolution not only chilled missionary zeal, but wellnigh obliterated the Anglican Church. The acknowledgment of American independence led to its organization in two branches—the Methodist Episcopal in 1784 and the Protestant Episcopal in 1789. Each adopted, with various modifications, the Articles of Religion and the Ritu