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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 12., The
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The first Methodist Episcopal Church of Medford. by Mrs. Abby D. Saxe. [Read before the Medford Historical Society, May 20, 1907.] METHODIST Episcopal services in Medford were commenced in July, 1822, by Rev. Josiah Brackett, a local preacher of Charlestown, at the invitation of several godly members of the church in Charlestown who resided in Medford. His first sermon was delivered in the building known as The College, which stood on Ship street, his text being the first two verses of
Pastor.—Rev. Edgar Cary Bridgham.
Board of Trustees.—Augustus L. Ordway, Levi W. Adams, William F. Wiltshire, William H. Magoun, Edgar A. Thomas, William Walters.
Board of Stewards.—Charles N. Jones, Mrs. Abby D. Saxe, L. Frank Cole, Mrs. Ida M. Smith, Joseph A. Paine. Bliss P. Boultenhouse, William Hindle, George G. Colby, Arthur W. Merrill, William G. Chanter.
Superintendent Sunday-school.—Arthur W. Merrill; Secretary, Katharine D. Saxe.