on a Boston newspaper). A goodly number attended the Union Services as they were called, and also the Sunday-school; but the Union was in no sense a church organization, and no one so considered it. It was simply a neighborhood or village effort to sustain public preaching, and there was no bond of church fellowship whatever.
At the opening of its third year (April, 1871) it was announced that the new owners would donate a lot of land if a meeting-house could be built, and soon after Mr. J. H. Norton offered to build one if the material was provided.
The Union's executive committee made effort to accomplish this end, but with no success, though several public meetings were held with such end in view.
During the summer Mr. Charpiot had several weeks' vacation, and the Union service was suspended until his return.
Very soon after Mr. Charpiot resigned and left town.
The executive committee secured the services of Unitarian, Universalist, Baptist and Methodist preachers for about