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tinues sick, and the following is Voted, unanimously, to grant the Rev. Mr. Turell the sum of £ 66. 13s. 4d., annually, for his salary during his continuance in the ministry in said town.
In September, 1774, he received a colleague, on whom the chief labor devolved, and for four years enjoyed his release from ministerial anxieties.
On the 5th December, 1778, he died of old age, having reached the seventy-seventh year of his life, and the fifty-fourth of his ministry.
He was buried on the 8th. Mr. Lawrence prayed; the President of Harvard College, Rev. Mr. Cushing, Rev. Mr. Clark, and Rev. Mr. Woodward, bore the pall.
The following Sunday, Mr. Osgood preached an appropriate sermon.
Thus died a clergyman and pastor who had preached in all the meeting-houses which had been built in Medford, from the first settlement of the town to the year 1824!
He kept no record of deaths.
He baptized 1,037 persons; married 220 couple; and admitted to the church 323 communicants.