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ch without the relation of experiences, upon their confession of the Westminster creed; second, the right of every baptized member who contributed to his maintenance to have a vote in the choice of a minister (previously only men were allowed this right); and third, this church relaxed the very strict baptismal regulations, and permitted the Bible to be read without the comment by the minister. Mr. Colman is further connected with Medford in being the father of the first wife of Rev. Benj. Ebenezer Turell, whose acquaintance we shall make a little later. Benjamin Woodbridge. The minister who followed these in the Medford pulpit was the Rev. Benjamin Woodbridge. He was the son of the Rev. John Woodbridge, of Andover. He was not a graduate from college. He was first settled over a Presbyterian church in Windsor, Conn., which was formed as a second church on account of some difference as to the call of Rev. Nathaniel Chauncy. Much contention existed between the two churches,