History of the Second Church of Christ in Hartford

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Belknap & Warfield, 1892 - Church records and registers - 435 pages
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contains info on Danfroth, Merritt, Robbins. Bears checking out. this review is for my personal purposes.

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Page 22 - A crime it is; therefore, in bliss you may not hope to dwell; But unto you I shall allow the easiest room in hell.
Page 82 - ... in the name of the father and of the sonne, and of the holy ghost...
Page 82 - The Magistrates and chief Gentlemen first, and then the Elders, and all the congregation of men, and most of them that are not of the church, all single persons, widows, and women in absence of their husbands, come up one after another one way, and bring their offerings to the Deacon at his...
Page 179 - The edifice is of wood, alike unornamented within and without ; and when filled, there was still presented to the eye nothing but what had the plainest appearance. The military remained in. the street, with the exception of a few officers, to whom no place of honor or distinction was assigned ; neither the governor nor other magistrates were accompanied with any insignia of office ; the clergy had no canonical costume, and there were no females in the church, except a few...
Page 260 - Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: They shall prosper that love thee. Peace be within thy walls, And prosperity within thy palaces. For my brethren and companions' sake, I will now say, Peace be within thee.
Page 38 - This court orders that there shall be no ministry or church administration entertained or attended by the inhabitants of any plantation in this colony, distinct and separate from and in opposition to that which is openly and publicly observed and dispensed by the settled and approved minister of the place...
Page 82 - Which ended, follows the contribution, one of the deacons saying, Brethren of the congregation, now there is time left for contribution, wherefore as God hath prospered you, so freely offer.
Page 98 - ... that nothing herein shall be intended or construed to hinder or prevent any society or church, that is or shall be allowed by the laws of this government, who soberly differ or dissent from the united churches hereby established, from exercising worship and discipline...
Page 179 - A decent order was the highest characteristic that presented itself. " The pulpit, or, as it is here called, the desk, was filled by three, if not four clergymen ; a number which, by its form and dimensions it was able to accommodate.

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