it Mr. Whitefield into his pulpit, in accordance with the advice of his brethren, which was published in the Boston Evening Post, Jan. 7, 1745, as follows:—
Cambridge Jan. 1, 1744-5.
At a meeting of the Association of this and the neighboring towns, present, the Reverend Messieurs John Hancock of Lexington, William Williams of Weston, John Cotton of Newton, Nathl. Appleton of Cambridge, Warham Williams of Waltham, Seth Storer of Watertown, Ebenr. Turell of Medford, Nicholas Bowes of Bedford, Samuel Cook of Cambridge.
The Rev. Mr. Appleton having applied to his brethren of said association for our advice, relating to a request which hath been made to him by a number of his church and congregation, that he would invite the Rev. Mr. George Whitefield to preach in Cambridge; after supplications to God and mature consideration of the case proposed, and the several pleas made in favor of said request, and the state of the town, as also the many weighty objections which lie against
. 1741, a. 24, and he m. Anna, dau of Rev. John Cotton of Newton (pub.
5 Sept. 1742); she d. 12 Feb. 1761, a. 38, and he m. Lucy, widow of Rev. Nicholas Bowes of Bedford, and dau. of Rev. John Hancock of Lexington (pub.
14 Oct. 1762). She d. 21 Sept. 1768, a. 55.
His children, who survived, were all by the second wife: Samuel, b town he rem.; Isaac, b. June 1736, d. Jan. 1737; Mary, b. 12 Aug. 1738, m. John Paige of Hardwick 15 Sept. 1758,; Solomon, b. 15 May 1740, m. Rebecca, a Paige of Bedford; Thomas, b. 5 May 1742, m. Abigail Reed of Western; Elizabeth, b. 5 Aug. 1745, m. Benjamin Moore of Lex. 3 May 1768; Amittai, b. 15 July 1748, m. Nathan Leonard o1712; she d. before 16 June 1726, and he m. Elizabeth——. His children were Joseph, b. 19 Jan. 1713-14, d. 4 May 1714; Mary, b. 25 Nov. 1715, pub. Peter Fassett of Bedford 4 Mar. 1737; Nathaniel, b. 31 July 1731; Josiah, bap. 17 Mar. 1733-4.
17. Ebenezer, s. of Nathaniel (8), m. Sarah, dau. of Wm. Cutter, 19 July 1722.
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