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CONFESSION OF FAITH
FORM OF COVENANT,
THE OLD SOUTH CHURCH, Rotary
WITH LLSTS OF THE
FOUNDERS, THE PASTORS, THE RULING ELDERS AND
DEACONS, AND THE MEMBERS.
4.One is your Master, avan Carst; and all ye are brethren.”
47, Washington Street.
At a Meeting of the Church at the Chapel, Nov. 20, 1840.
Voted, That it is expedient to re-publish the Form of Covenant, the Lists of the Founders and other Members, together with the Confession of Faith of the Old South Church.
Voted, That one thousand copies be printed, and that each church member be entitled to one copy; also that each pew proprietor, who is not a church member, be entitled to a copy.
Voted, That Brethren Cutler, Armstrong, and Sampson be a committee to carry into effect the foregoing votes.
Voted, That the Pastor also furnish each candidate for church membership with a copy, previously to a public profession of religion.
THE HISTORY OF THE OLD SOUTH CHURCH.
THE THIRD CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH in Boston, now usually styled The OLD SOUTH CHURCH, was formed at Charlestown on the 12th and 16th of the third month, i. e. of May 1669, 0. S.
The Original Members were
Richard Trewsdale, Hezekiah Usher,
Theophilus Frarye, afterwards Dean. John Hull,
Josiah Belcher, Edward Rawson,
Seth Perry, Joshua Scottoe,
James Pemberton, Benjamin Gibbs,
William Dawes, Thomas Savage,
Joseph Davis, Joseph Rocke,
Thomas Thatcher, afterwards chosen Theodore Atkinson,
the first Pastor,* John Wing,
* Mr. Thatcher had been Pastor of the Church in Weymouth, Mass., from which he had been dismissed, and had removed to Charlestown, and united with the First Church there, from which he was dismissed to be united with this church at its formation.