117 persons admitted to the Church.
In connection with the installation of Rev. John Bailey an accident happened which resulted in the death of the oldest surviving officer of the Church, Deacon Henry Bright, Junior, at the age of 84 years. Judge Sewall, in his Diary, records his death as follows:—Oct. 6, 1686, Mr. Bailey is ordained at Watertown.
Oct. 7, Thursday, Deacon Bright, carrying home chairs, etc., used at Mr. Bailey's, is hurt by his cart, none seeing, so that he dies Oct. 9, Satuatertown, East End.
His ordination took place in the afternoon in the open aer, thoa a cold day. The Western party, having the Select-men on their side, got possession of the Meeting-house, and would not suffer the assembly to enter there.
Judge Sewall's Mss.
August 28, 1696, the [First] Church chose Mr. Angier to preach, and September 28th, the town concurred with the Church in calling Mr. Angier to preach in the new meeting-house.
The call was accepted, and May 25, 1697, Rev. Samuel A
r, 114: Warren Burton, pastor, 114; meeting-house struck by lightning, 115; new church on the Common, 115; sold to the Methodists, 115.
Selectmen, first use of the name, 34; first of Watertown, 34.
Servants, full supply of, 59.
Settlements, earlier New England, 9.
Settlers, dispersion of the, 15; many deaths among, 15; one hundred return, 16; privations and sufferings, 18; increase in numbers, 31; scattered upon farms, 53.
Sever, Nicholas, tutor at Harvard College, 119.
Sewall, Judge, extract from diary of, 49.
Shade trees marked, 52 n. 2; planted by Factory Co., 132; by Farmers' Club, 140.
Shattuck, Philip, funeral of, 72.
Shays, Daniel (Shays's rebellion), 107.
Shedd, Geo. F., machine-shop of, 97.
Sheetings, extra wide, manufactured, 133.
Sherman, Capt., John, 61.
Sherman, John, Jr., killed, 61.
Sherman, Rev., John. preaches his first sermon, 45; removes to Weathersfield, 46; returns and is ordained pastor, 48; autograph, 48 n. 1; lectures to