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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 739

Cary, Thomas, 1745-1808. Address, August 6, 1777.

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.

Dates

  • August 6, 1777
  • 1767
  • 1808
  • 1788 until 1808.
  • August 6, 1777
  • 1746
  • 1779
  • 1808
  • 1819

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Extent

1 collection (1 folder, 8 pages)

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.

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.

Acquisition Information

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

Processing Information

Processed by Fran O'Donnell, 2014.
Link to catalog
Title
Cary, Thomas, 1745-1808. Address, August 6, 1777: A Finding Aid.
Author
Andover-Harvard Theological Library
EAD ID
div00739

Repository Details

Part of the Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School Repository

Special Collections at Andover-Harvard Theological Library preserves and makes accessible primary source materials documenting the history of religion and theology, with particular historical emphasis on American liberal religious traditions. Though the historical strengths of the collections have been in the field of Christianity, other religious traditions are increasingly reflected, in step with Harvard Divinity School's evolving focus on global religious studies.

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