1826Thomas Russell, Esq., who had been parish clerk since 1806, was excused from further service in that office, and thanks voted for his past services.
1828Parish 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.
1829Frederic H. Hedge chosen minister, and ordination appointed on Wednesday, May 20.
1830The 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.
1831Leave 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.
1832The Universal Society is mentioned in the records.
1834Voted not to employ any minister or ministers called Universalist, to preach in said Congregationalist Meeting House in West Cambridge.
1835Mr. 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.
1836Two new stoves were voted to be purchased by the parish and the old ones disposed of.
1837Records 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.