‘  1734-5,’ we may presume he presided over the exercises at the dedication of the first meeting-house of his former parishioners in this Precinct. Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1735, was set apart ‘as a day of fasting and prayer to seek the Divine assistance and direction in the important affair of settling an orthodox minister of the gospel in this Precinct,’ and the Rev. Mr. Hancock, Mr. Appleton, Mr. Storer and Mr. Turell, the neighboring ministers,1 were desired to assist in carrying on the public exercises of the day.
1736Aug. 3, 1736, Mr. Thomas Skinner was chosen minister and provision made for his settlement for life. But some dissent to the choice arising, and his answer containing several articles which were passed in the negative, the matter went no further. Thomas Skinner, H. U. 1732, was afterward minister at Colchester, Conn. His father rented the Ten Hills Farm, now in Somerville, about 1737. See Wyman's Charlestown, 869.
The members for Menotomy of a particular and peculiar committee of Dr. Appleton's church, in 1736, were John Cutter and Ephraim Frost. See Paige, 297, &c.