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An Unpopular Proclamation. — Death of Thomas Hubbard. — Town Meetings.

- Destruction of the Tea. — Death of Andrew Oliver. – The Boston Port
Bill. — Report on Mr. Bacon's Preaching. — Action on the Report. Mr.
Bacon's Reply. — The Fifth of March, 1775. – Joseph Warren's Oration. —
Lexington and Concord. - William Dawes's Ride. — The Siege of Boston.

· The Old South Meeting-House occupied. - The Old Parsonage torn

down. — Death of Mr. Hunt. — Mr. Hooker's Sermon. — “The Hope of

Man Destroyed”

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Proposal to build Stores in Milk Street. – Opinion of Theophilus Parsons. -

Provision for letting Pews. - Death of John Sweetser. — Chandelier pre-
sented in his Behalf. — The General Association. — The Rev. William E.
Channing. — Death of Samuel Adams. — Death of William Phillips, Senr.
– A Paper by Dr. Eckley on the Rights of the Church. Tuesday Evening
Services. Parish Business. — Incorporation proposed. — A Missionary Ser-
mon. — The Rev. Charles Lowell. — His Ordination. - The West Church.
– Dr. Eckley's Dudleian Lecture. — A Notice not read by Dr. Eckley. –
Protest of Eighteen Church Members. — Adjustment of the Difficulty. —

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Death of Dr. Lathrop. – A New Bell. — Abigail Waters. — An Historic Prayer

Meeting. - A Vestry to be built. — Josiah Salisbury and Edward Phillips. –
The Rev. Sereno E. Dwight. - Society for the Moral and Religious Instruc-
tion of the Poor. — Education Society. — Samuel Hall Walley. -- Christmas
Day, 1817. – Parish Affairs. — Death of Samuel Salisbury. — Concert of
Prayer. — Ordination of Missionaries. — Mr. Huntington's Address on Mis-
sions. — Essex Street Church. — The Rev. James Sabine. - Old South Char-
ity School. - Ordination of the Rev. John Pierpont. — Old South and Hollis
Street Churches. — Death of Mr. Huntington. – Mr. Dwight's Sermon.
Mr. Codman's Sermon. — An Elegy. — A Committee of Inquiry. — A Mission
to Palestine. – A Farewell Missionary Service. — Death of John Winslow. -
Death of Mrs. Mason. The Rev. Matthias Bruen. — Sundry Expenditures.

- A Letter from Mrs. Huntington. — The Rev. Benjamin B. Wisner. — His

Call to the Pastorate. - The Church and the Parish. The Dedham

Case.

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CHAPTER IX.

1821-1836.

THE SPIRIT OF PARTY. — CHURCH EXTENSION.

Mr. Wisner's Acceptance of the Call. — Arrangements for the Ordination. —

The Council. — Mr. Lowell not allowed to give the Right Hand of Fellow-

ship. — Letter to Mr. Lowell. — The Rev. Ebenezer Burgess. — Divisions in

the Essex Street Church. — The Union Church gathered. An Organ im-

ported. — Death of Mrs. Phillips. — The Church in Green Street. Ordina-

tion of Missionaries. A Church gathered for Liberia. — Death of Josiah

Salisbury. - Thomas Vose and Pliny Cutler. — Death of Edward and Wil-

liam Phillips. — Salem Street and Pine Street Churches. — Communion Sab-

bath. – Dr. Wisner's Resignation and Death. — The Rev. Samuel H. Stearns.

– His Brief Ministry and Resignation. — His Death. — His Theological

Position

457-498

THE CIVIL WAR. -THE REMOVAL TO THE BACK BAY.

The Rev. George W. Blagden called and settled. — The New Brick Meeting-

House. — Proprietors of Pews in the Old South Meeting-House incorpo-
rated. — Old South Block. – Opinion of Jeremiah Mason. A Branch
Chapel. - Proposal for a Co-Pastorate. — The Rev. Jacob M. Manning
called. — His Installation. — The Uprising of the People in 1861. — Flag-
raising at the Old South. – Enlistments in the Yard of the Old South. -
Mr. Manning goes to the War as a Chaplain. — His Sickness. — The Close
of the War. — The Death of Abraham Lincoln. – The National Council of
1865. — Convened at the Old South. – A Congregational House desired, but
not a House of Bishops. — The Burial Hill Confession. — Freeman Place
Chapel. —Dr. Manning's Bi-Centennial Sermon. – Purchase of Land in
Boylston Street. — Dr. Blagden's Resignation. — The Fire of 1872. — The
Meeting-House vacated. — It is leased to the U. S. Government. — A Pro-
posal to the Massachusetts Historical Society. — The Issue between the Old
South Society and the Public. — The Case of the Minority. – The Position
of the Majority. - Charles Stoddard. — The Spiritual and the Material. —
Questionable Zeal. — Fellowship and Dictation. – Mrs. Norton's Intentions.
– As to the Rights of the Public. A Private Trust. — Decision by the Su-
preme Court. – Hearing before Mr. Justice Colt. — The Final Decree. —
Sale of the Meeting-House. — Subsequent Attempt to annul the Contract.

Resignation of Dr. Manning. — His Last Illness and Death. - Death of

Dr. Blagden

499-550

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

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OLD MILK STREET. (Etched by Sidney L. Smith)
GALLERY STAIRCASE .
CUP GIVEN BY MR. PRINCE.
CUP GIVEN BY ANTHONY BRACKETT
PORTRAIT OF ANDREW OLIVER
DR. SEWALL'S LAST ENTRY
SACRAMENTAL SILVER
PORTRAIT OF DR. SEWALL, 1764
PLAN OF THE OLD South PROPERTY .
MONUMENT OF JOHN HUNT
DOOR IN THE OLD SOUTH CELLAR, MILK STREET
KING'S CHAPEL PULPIT
OLD STATE HOUSE
PORTRAIT OF SAMUEL ADAMS .
PORTRAIT OF SAMUEL SALISBURY
CHANDELIER
PORTRAIT OF Joshua HUNTINGTON
MEMORIAL TABLET OF SAMUEL ADAMS
OLD SOUTH PULPIT
GIFT TO ISAAC HARRIS
PORTRAIT OF WILLIAM PHILLIPS
SOUNDING BOARD, OLD South Pulpit.
THE FANEUIL-PHILLIPS MANSION
PORTRAIT OF Josiah SALISBURY
OLD SOUTH TOMB
OLD SOUTH CHAPEL
MARLBORO' HOTEL
PORTRAIT OF BENJAMIN B. WISNER
OLD SOUTH TOWER, BOYLSTON STREET
PORTRAIT OF GEORGE W. BLAGDEN
CUP GIVEN BY THE SECOND CHURCH
PORTRAIT OF JACOB M. MANNING .
Porch, BOYLSTON STREET

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