Two Sermons: Delivered on the Second Centennial Anniversary of the Organization of the First Church, and the Settlement of the First Minister in Wenham (Classic Reprint) by Daniel Mansfield (Paperback / softback, 2017)
Excerpt from Two Sermons: Delivered on the Second Centennial Anniversary of the Organization of the First Church, and the Settlement of the First Minister in Wenham Tm: preparation of the following Discourses has been attended with ordinary degree of perplexity and toil, on account of the imperfect and disor dered condition of the earlier records, and the necessity of resorting to va rious other sources for information. The oldest book of church records which has been preserved was commenced in 1674; and, with the exception of a few particulars, the records for the first thirty years, - and also for quite a number of years in the last century, - are wholly wanting: but the town records in some measure supply the deficiency. We are informed that a century lecture was preached here, one hundred years ago but cant learn that it was ever printed or preserved and vestige of it is w to be found. Though several of the pastors of this church published sermons and other works, assistance has been derived from them, or indeed from any of their productions, unless it be from several manuscript sermons to which reference is made in the Appendix. In the authors which have been consult ed some discrepancies have been found, but special pains have been taken to correct every error; and the hope is indulged that the facts here embodied will be both interesting and useful, t only to the present inhabitants of this town, but also to those who shall come after them. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.