An historical discourse commemorative of the fiftieth anniversary of the organization of the Belleville Congregational Church, Newburyport, Mass., delivered on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, 1858 ...

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E.P. Dutton & Co., 1859 - Religion - 48 pages
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Page 3 - And thou shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.
Page 4 - We shall then find that all the way in which the Lord our God hath led us was " the right way to a city of habitation.
Page 45 - In the House of Representatives, read and concurred. "Consented to by the Governor.
Page 14 - He is represented as a man of fine commanding person, tall and well-proportioned, noble in figure as well as in name," although negligent and even slovenly in his attire. Mounted upon a skeleton of a horse called
Page 7 - August, 1831, at one of the clock in the afternoon, to act on the following articles, viz.: — (1) To choose a Moderator of said meeting. (2) To choose a Clerk of said Town. (3) To choose Select men. (4) To choose Constables and other officers. Walter Powers, By order of the said Justice*.
Page 13 - ... on the plains. Mr. Noble continued with the parish, to the mutual satisfaction of both parties, until about the years 1773-4. In December of the later year, we find the parish voting that " it appears to us that near one third part of the polls and estates are gone over to the Church of England ; " and " that the state of the parish has much altered since the settlement of Mr. Noble.
Page 14 - ... possessed more than ordinary gifts. Three of his published sermons are extant. But his preaching does not seem to have been seconded by a wholly unexceptionable character and life. The remark made of another divine was applied to him...
Page 14 - Noble's frame," and wrapped in a long dressing-gown, he attracted no little attention as he rode from house to house in the oversight of his flock.
Page 13 - and " that the state of the parish has much altered since the settlement of Mr. Noble." A committee was appointed at this meeting (December 13,) to " confer with Mr. Noble and acquaint him with the facts." And at an adjourned meeting, it was voted that the committee '' farther acquaint Mr. Noble with the state of the parish, and that his proposals was not like to answer any good end.

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