A Centurial History Of The Mendon Association Of Congregational Ministers; With The Centennial…

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byMortimer Blake

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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.1853 Excerpt: ... delegates to the convention next June, the vote passed in the negative." The motion of Rev. Dr. Lyman of Hatfield in the Convention of Congregational Ministers, May 30, 1804, to enlist that body in a general movement to the same end, and which was by vote of convention referred to the district associations, was also rejected by this Association. The subject again came up in 1807, by a letter from the scribe of the General Association, when the same vote of refusal was repeated. So the matter rested until April 1841, when a vote of union was passed. The reason of this long hesitancy may be found mainly in the following sentiment, and in deference to him who uttered it. "Associationism leads to Consociationism; Consociationism leads to Presbyterianism; Presbyterianism leads to Episcopacy; Episcopacy leads to Roman Catholicism; and Roman Catholicism is an ultimate fact." BENEVOLENT SOCIETIES. The attitude of the Association in respect to other public movements, benevolent organizations, etc., will be best shown by the various resolves passed at different times. Those on record are given in the order of the dates of their adoption. The more important are copied verbatim. Nov. 17,1756. "Upon our information that a donation given to Bellingham Church is alienated to another use,--We the Associated Pastors of Mendon Association, Do Judge, that all such donations for sacred use ought by no means to be in such manner improved as to give just scandal to any; but Rather, considering ye dissolved state of said chh, be reposited in ye hands of ye next Heir of ye Donor to be in Reserve: and for ye use of wh it was originally Designed wn yr shall be occasion. Oct. 2,1792. "Voted, as the opinion of this Association, That no man ought to be approbated, as a School-Master, u...

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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.1853 Excerpt: ... delegates to the convention next June, the vote passed in the negative." The motion of Rev. Dr. Lyman of Hatfield in the Convent...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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