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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859. Excerpt: ... fearful winter of 1776; and in 1779 it became merged in the Seventh Church, in Hanover street, and which, hence, took its name. The Third, the "Old South," was constituted in 1669. Its spacious house of worship, and which was in the height of the style for the times, was built in 1730, and is the only Congregationalist Church of that period which is yet standing. Sewell and Prince were its able pastors in the time of the "Great Awakening," and of which it was the headquarters in the metropolis. Old Governor Winthrop's house stood a few rods north, on the same side of the street. The Fourth, in Brattle street, was constituted in 1699, and, from a document put forth in defence of the novel principles upon which it was organized, was called "The Manifestoe Church." The venerable Dr. Colman was its first pastor, and the Coopers, father and son, his successors. Its house of worship, yet standing, was built in 1773. The Fifth, called the "New North," was constituted in 1714, and its house of worship, which stood on the corner of Hanover and Clark streets, was built the same year. It was one of the chief centres of interest and of attraction in the great revival of 1740-45. Its present edifice was erected in 1804. Dr. John Eliot, before mentioned, was now its pastor. The Sixth, called the "New South," was constituted in 1716, and its house of worship, which stood in Summer street, was dedicated Jan. 8th, 1717. The beautiful octagon church, now Dr. Dewey's, which now occupies its site, was built in 1814. The Seventh was in Hanover street. Its house of worship, which was a large three-story brick structure, and which was called the "New Brick," was dedicated May 10, 1721. The church, however, was not gathered till May 23, 1722. It arose out of an opposition to the...
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