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CONFESSION OF FAITH
FORM OF COVENANT,
THE OLD SOUTH CHURCH,
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, -A
WITH LISTS OF THE
FOUNDERS, THE PASTORS, THE RULING ELDERS AND
DEĄCONS, AND THE MEMBERS,
“One is your Master, even CHRIET; and all ye are brethren."
47, Washington Street.
At a Meeting of the Brethren of the Old South Church, held at the
Chapel, Oct. 10, 1854,
Voted, That a list of the Members of the Church, together with the Church Covenant, be printed.
Voted, That a committee of five persons be chosen to attend to this subject.
Voted, That this Committee consist of the Pastor, Deacons Cutler, Stoddard and Lathrop, and Brother Henry H. Jones.
Voted, That one thousand copies of the Covenant and list of Members be printed, and that each member of the Church be entitled to a copy; also that each pew proprietor who is not a church member be furnished with a copy; and that the Pastor furnish each candidate for membership with a copy previous to a public profession.
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, O. S.
The Original Members were
Richard Trewsdale, Hezekiah Usher,
Theophilus Frarye, afterwards DeaJohn 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.