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of prayerful consideration of church gathering. Preparing for this, one Brooks provided neats toong and cheese, and Captain Peter must have killed the fatted calf for veall for the fast, and Mrs. Hall entertained the ministers. What the liquid refreshment was does not appear, but the town paid the bill, as the town book shows eleven shillings and ninepence, a very modest outlay. Doubtless Peter Tufts had his part in the general jubilation at the ordination feast of the new minister, Rev. Aaron Porter. We wish he had left some record of his mile-and-half journey up to the meeting-house just after the wild snow-stown, when more people came than could get into the meeting-house. What might not have Peter Tufts told of the times in which he lived, of the days of the witchcraft delusion and terror; of the royal governor Andros and his underling Lidgett over across the river; of Andros' ousting and the news of the accession of the new sovereigns, William and Mary. The tax-payers the