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1835, March 13, David Damon was installed. He died [June 25] 1843.1

1 The Churches that took part at Mr. Damon's installation were: First Church in Cambridge; Church in Watertown; Mr. Ripley's in Waltham; Church in Lexington; Church in Medford; Mr. Walker's in Charlestown; Dr. Lowell's in Boston; and the Third Congregational Church in Reading. Dr. Lowell moderator and Mr. Stetson scribe of the Council. Rev. Mr. Stetson made the Introductory Prayer; Rev. Dr. Lowell preached the Sermon; Rev. Mr. Francis offered the Prayer of Installation; Rev. Mr. Ripley gave the Charge; Rev. Mr. Walker the Right Hand; Rev. Mr. Newell made the Concluding Prayer. Rev. Mr. Briggs of Lexington was absent on account of ill health at the time of this installation.

To Mr. Damon's time the following persons had been Deacons: John Cutter and John Winship, chosen 1739; Thomas Hall and Joseph Adams, chosen 1769; Ephraim Frost and John Adams, chosen 1792; Ephraim Cutter, chosen before 1828; Miles Gardner, chosen 1828. To his time, also, three Covenants had been in use by the Church: (1) The Covenant used by Mr. Cooke, the first minister, and his successor Dr. Fiske; (2) The Covenant by Mr. Hedge; (3) An abridgement of the first, all which are entered on the records. Book closing with the sixth ministry, Mr. Brown's.

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