To<![if !supportFootnotes]><![endif]> the Reverend & beloved the Teacher & brethren
of the Church of Christ-at-Rowley Grace & peace from GOD
our father, & ye lord Jesus Christ or Saviour
Forasmuch as the providence of the onely wise God hath soe disposed that
pur Dearly beloved & very much esteemed brother Mr Samuel Shepard son
to our sometimes faythfull pastor of precious memory hath now his recidence
& is imployed in ye good work of the lord amongst you, & hath seen cause
with your selves to desire of us Letters dismissive to your church in order
to his joyning as a member with you . These may testify or consent to
this desire herein, soe that if you shall accordingly proceed to receive him.
We doe resigne & dismiss him to your holy fellowship, wthall certifying that
as he was received into full comunion with us, wth much approbation
soe during his after abode among us his conversation was such as did
become the Gospell,
be doubt not but that throw the the grace of Christ
it hath been & will be noe otherwise amongst you; thus desiring of the
father of mercyes, Even of that God who after the death of Abraham blessed
his son Isaack, that he may become a rich & speciall blessing to you &
you alsoe againe
to unto him through Christ Jesus: we commit him & you
all with ourselves to him who is our lord and yours In whom we are
Cambridge Your Loving Brethren
Septemb: 15 Jonathan Mitchell
1665. Richard Champney
Edmund Foxcroft wth consent of ye
brethren of the Church at Cambridge
In<![if !supportFootnotes]><![endif]> something less than 35. Years there have died
Here 36. Persons, who were above 80 years old.
July. 26. 1763.
613. Stephen Palmer’s Infant Still-born Sep. 14.
614. Elisabeth Kimball a young Girl. Sept. 20.
615. Jane Bayley datr of Samll. Oct. 29.
616. the Wife of John Palmer Nov. 2.
617. Doctor Hales Infant. Nov. 5.
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