A Sermon, Delivered July 2, 1806. At the ordination of Mr. Joseph Richardson, A.M. to the Pastoral Care of the Church and Congregation of the First Parish in Hingham. William Bentley.
A Sermon, Delivered July 2, 1806. At the ordination of Mr. Joseph Richardson, A.M. to the Pastoral Care of the Church and Congregation of the First Parish in Hingham

A Sermon, Delivered July 2, 1806. At the ordination of Mr. Joseph Richardson, A.M. to the Pastoral Care of the Church and Congregation of the First Parish in Hingham

Boston, Mass. Hosea Sprague, 1806. Paperback. 24 p.; 22 cm. Signatures: [pi]4, B-C4 (4to). Half title: Rev. Mr. Bentley's ordination sermon. Old stitching, but not the original stitching. Ink notations on half title. In a different hand, on half title verso: "Matthew & Fearing Burrs Book, 1806." Matthew Burr (1773-1847) and his brother Fearing Burr (1778-1866) of Hingham, Mass., were members of the First Unitarian Church in Hingham, now known as the Old Ship Church. Includes: "The Charge" by the Rev. Joseph Barker of Middleborough, and "The Right Hand of Fellowship" by the Rev. John Briggs, pastor of the church and congregation in Plympton. Shaw & Shoemaker, 9957. Joseph Richardson (1778-1871) graduated from Dartmouth College in 1802 and was ordained in 1806, assigned to the first parish of the Unitarian Church in Hingham. He was a delegate to the state constitutional convention in 1820; served in the state house of representatives and the state senate in the 1820s; and represented Massachusetts in the 20th and 21st Congresses before returning to the ministry. In Very Good Condition: slightly soiled; a few leaves lightly foxed; complete, but with somewhat later stitching. A scarce work by Boston printer Hosea Sprague, with an interesting provenance. Very Good. Item #000826

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