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[p. 35] watch and care of the church. The church voted to receive it, and it became the Congregational Sabbath-school of West Medford. Under the ‘Standing Rules’ then provided, the school elected its own officers, the church reserving the right of veto. This arrangement continued till December, 1895. The average attendance for 1873 was 65, and for 1874 was 66.

In March the society instructed the building committee to complete the meeting-house and put in the pews. In July Mr. Jaggar resigned on account of ill health. During his pastorate five had been added by letter to the membership, which was then thirty-three. He was zealous in the discharge of his duties, an interesting and able preacher, and made a favorable impression on the community. We accepted his resignation with regret.

In September a call was extended to Rev. Marshall M. Cutter of Cambridge and he was installed October 14, 1874.

The installing council was constituted as follows:—

Arlington.Rev. D. R. Cady, D. D.Dea. John Field.
     Old South.
Rev. J. M. Manning, D. D.Bro. Moses Merrill.
     Park Street.
Bro. Hiram Wellington.
     Prospect Street
Rev. W. S. Kan.Bro. James M. Cutter.
Malden.Dea. William L. Greene.
Medford, First.Dea. Henry S. Barnes.
Melrose.Rev. Albert G. Bale.Bro. La Fayette Burr.
Wakefield.Rev. Charles R. Bliss.
Winchester.Rev. A. B. Dascomb.Bro. S. S. Holton.
Woburn, First.Rev. H. S. Kelsey.Bro. Hiram Whitford.
Woburn, North.Rev. Charles Anderson.Rev. Leander Thompson.

Rev. D. R. Cady, D. D., was moderator, and offered the prayer of installation; Rev. H. S. Kelsey was scribe, and gave the right hand of fellowship; Rev. Charles R. Bliss delivered the address to the people; and Rev.

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