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bMS 735

Townsend, Jonathan, 1721-1776. Sermon, 1752: A Finding Aid.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 735
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: Townsend, Jonathan, 1721-1776.
Title: Townsend, Jonathan, 1721-1776. Sermon, October 22, 1752.
Date(s): October 22, 1752
Date(s): 1741
Date(s): 1745
Date(s): 1760
Date(s): 1769
Date(s): 1776
Date(s): October 22, 1752.
Quantity: 1 boxes
Abstract: This handwritten twenty-two page sermon is based on the Gospel of Luke 10:41-42.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

This sermon was donated by the Universalist Historical Society in 1976.

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Processed by Fran O'Donnell, 2014.

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Biographical / Historical

Jonathan Townsend, 1721-1776, was born in Needham, Massachusetts to Mary Sugars and Jonathan Townsend. He graduated from Harvard in 1741, and was ordained in 1745. That same year, he was installed at the church in Medfield, Massachusetts. He was chaplain in Colonel Bagley's regiment at Louisburg in 1760. He resigned from his pastorate in 1769, and he died from smallpox in 1776 in Dedham, Massachusetts.

Scope and Contents

This unsigned, autograph manuscript sermon is twenty-two pages long and was composed on October 22, 1752. It is based on the Gospel of Luke 10:41-42. The end of the sermon notes several places and dates where it was delivered.

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