The Diary of William Bentley, D.D., Pastor of the East Church, Salem, Massachusetts

The Diary of William Bentley, D.D., Pastor of the East Church, Salem, Massachusetts

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...I had proposed to the First & North Churches or rather to their pastors to join with them in a union with the Boston Association & this has already spread as an agreement for the renewal of our exchange of pulpit services. 12. Curiosity led me to enquire of Wid. Rhue, now an Octigenarian, respecting the French Neutrals that came to Salem when the Neutrals were expelled by Gov. Shirley. She told above 100 came to Salem, but most of them made the best haste they could to return to Canada. That Father Simon White read prayers & mass with them & died at Salem. He had a wife & children with him Laundreek & family were here but returned to Canada. That Abraham Brun (Brown) who had 7 in family was here but at length returned. That Francis Rhue, her husband, with his family removed to Saco, Maine, & tarried 14 months & then returned with his family to Salem & died of his wounds. One child born to them here & one survives. Francis Meuse died here. Thibeaudeau returned to Canada & so did the family of M. Bossnet. The husband died in Beverly. The family was large. I was not in circumstances to get more but I shall make another attempt. 15. Winter still absent but giving notice that it is near. No snow whatever yet upon the ground. The workmen are shingling our Charity house. The plan of it is not worthy of the expence of it. The situation requires to take away the hill behind it. The road to it is ill chosen. It is a noble Charity intrusted to men without talents suited to a proud execution. We attribute every thing to their good purpose, nothing to their understanding in it. The projecting centre gives a most unhappy appearance to the roof. Our Charity will not have its outward appearance to recommend it....
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  • Paperback | 364 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 649g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236832426
  • 9781236832429