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Thomas Russell, Esq., who had been parish clerk since 1806, was excused from further service in that office, and thanks voted for his past services.


Parish met, April 28, to hear and act on a communication from Rev. Dr. Thaddeus Fiske, respecting the resignation of his pastoral office and charge. On May 8, Messrs. Thomas Russell, Esq., Dr. Timothy Wellington and James Russell, Esq., were chosen a committee to reply to Dr. Fiske's communication.


Frederic H. Hedge chosen minister, and ordination appointed on Wednesday, May 20.


The hearse-house, hearse and other implements used in the burial of the dead belonging to the parish. were sold to the town of West Cambridge for the sum of ninety dollars.


Leave was granted by the parish to several persons to erect sheds on the land belonging to the parish, between the Hayscales and the fence of William Whittemore, Esq.


The Universal Society is mentioned in the records.


Voted not to employ any minister or ministers called Universalist, to preach in said Congregationalist Meeting House in West Cambridge.


Mr. Hedge resigns, and request granted March 9. Dr. Hedge was son of Prof. Hedge of Harv. Univ., and graduated at the Theological School, Cambridge, where he has since been a distinguished instructor. March 13, 1835, Rev. David Damon was invited to settle with this parish as their Christian minister, and accepted. The installation services to be on Wednesday, April 15, 1 P. M.


Two new stoves were voted to be purchased by the parish and the old ones disposed of.


Records close in the old book, which had been used over one hundred years.

We here turn our attention to the Church records, continued from 1792—see history of Precinct under that year.

1811, Oct. 27.

The Church voted, As some inconvenience attends the administration of the ordinance of the Lord's supper by the deficiency of utensils and the increase of communicants, ‘That such addition be made as shall be necessary;’ that the expenses be defrayed out of the Church collection or contributions usually taken on communion days, and that the two Deacons, viz. Ephraim Frost and John Adams, together with the Pastor, be requested to make the necessary addition, previous to the next communion.——Accordingly,

Oct. 30.

The Pastor and two Deacons bought two flagons and four silver plated cups. The flagons were 10 dollars and the cups 25 dolls. $35.

May 8th, 1828. Rev. Dr. Fiske's resignation.

The Rev. Dr. Fiske having previously signified his wish to the Parish to resign the Pastoral office, he was this day regularly dismissed by vote of the Parish. The Parish, at the same

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