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bMS 739

Cary, Thomas, 1745-1808. Address, August 6, 1777: A Finding Aid.

Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 739
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: Cary, Thomas, 1745-1808.
Title: Cary, Thomas, 1745-1808. Address, August 6, 1777.
Date(s): August 6, 1777
Date(s): 1767
Date(s): 1808
Date(s): 1788 until 1808.
Date(s): August 6, 1777
Date(s): 1746
Date(s): 1779
Date(s): 1808
Date(s): 1819
Quantity: 1 collection (1 folder, 8 pages)
Abstract: This handwritten address was delivered by Rev. Thomas Cary, 1745-1808, minister of the First Congregational Church of Newburyport, Massachusetts for the ordination of Samuel Spring as the minister of the Second Congregational Church of Newburyport on August 6, 1777.

Acquisition Information:

This address was a gift to the Universalist Historical Society by Clayton R. Bowen, 1926.

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Processed by Fran O'Donnell, 2014.

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Biographical / Historical

Thomas Cary graduated from Harvard in 1761, and was pastor of the First Congregational Church of Newburyport, Massachusetts from 1767 until his death in 1808. Due to ill health, he shared pastoral duties with John Andrews, another Harvard graduate, from 1788 until 1808.

Scope and Contents

In this eight page, unsigned autograph manuscript, Rev. Thomas Cary extends the right hand of fellowship to Rev. Samuel Spring on the occasion of Spring's installation as the minister of the Second Congregational Church of Newburyport on August 6, 1777. Spring was born in Uxbridge, Massachusetts in 1746. He was a founder of the Massachusetts Missionary Society in 1779 and the Andover Theological Seminary in 1808. He was very influential in the fundamentalist wing of the Congregational Church. He died in Newburyport in 1819.

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