e Congregational Review and a temperance paper, the Daily News.
The Rev. Hosea Ballou, President of Tufts College, wrote the Ancient History of Universalism, many pamphlets, and edited several hymn books.
His sermons and newspaper articles have been reprinted.
The Rev. Edward B. Hall wrote a Memoir of Mary L. Ware, Life and Character of Samuel Howe, and the Atonement.
The Rev. Elias Nason published several biographies, a gazetteer of Massachusetts, and edited a hymn book.
The Rev. E. C. Towne printed many of his sermons.
The Rev. James L. Hill, retired from the ministry, now devotes his entire time to literary work.
He has written the Growth of Government; Seven Sorts of Successful Sunday Evening Services, 1904; an election sermon preached before the Governor and Legislature in 1878, and numerous pamphlets on religious, social and historical topics.
The Rev. Frank Ilsley Paradise is the author of The Church and the Individual, a book that has received wide and favor
of which I have many a time tagged the horse which drew the boat; the construction of the road from South street to High, and the row of tulips along the path at the Tidd [Royall] place.
Children used to call it the old marm Tidd place and were much in fear of the occupants, or they would have been minus a few tulips at least.
The old meeting-house bell was of much pleasure to me as its sweet tones fell on my ear, especially on a Sabbath morn when it called the worshipers together and Dr. Towne came over the new road to meet grandma Todd and conduct her to church, and I have always been sorry the church was not built on the old lines after it was burned.
Benjamin Floyd, who is buried in the old burying ground on Salem street, was my great grandfather, and was among the first to respond to the call to arms at the Battle of Lexington and Concord and the first to respond to the second call.
My grandfather, Jeremiah Jordan, married Benjamin Floyd's daughter, Patty Floyd.