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The volume containing the Debates and The formal initial step finds its record in this Proceedings of the National Council is com

report. We believe that the circulation of this pleted, and we suppose now in the hands of volume, so complete as to embrace every Conmany of our readers. Our own subscribers, gregationalist in the land, would be of incalcertainly, need the book for the same shelf culable advantage to the interests of religion. as the volumes of the Quarterly. As a part As to the book itself, the indexes of topics of the historical record of the denomina tion, and names are complete, even to perhaps as well as for its discussion of principles, it needless fullness. Everything which could is, in our opinion, the most valuable work make it entire, as to preliminary proceedings issued since the 17th century.

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men.

STATISTICS OF THE MAINE GENERAL CONFERENCE OF

CHURCHES, FROM ITS ORGANIZATION.

These tables we copy from the Minutes of The General Conference was organized in that Conference for 1865; prepared, we sup- Portland, Jan. 10, 1826, — when Rev. Charles pose, by its accurate Recording Secretary, Freeman preached, from 1 Cor. xii. 27. Dea. Duren, of Bangor. The figures from A complete set of the annual Minutes is in 1860 to 1865 differ slightly from the summa- the Congregational Library, and another in ries presented in our volumes for the respec- the possession of the writer; with manuscript tive years, – the General Conference including copies of the records of 1826–7, and of the a few churches outside of the State, while preliminary meeting of 1824, — which were our annual compilation strictly follows State not printed at the time, but are now to be lines. We judge, from appearances, that the found (though with some omissions) in the earlier years are troubled with defective re- issue of 1864.

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1826, Minot,
1827, Hallowell,
1828, Gorham, .
1829, Walioboro',
1830, Winthrop,
1831, Fryeburg,
1832, Wiscasset,
1833, Portland (30 church),
1834, Bath (North Church),
1835, Bangor (Hamm'd St.),
1836, Augusta,
1837, Yarmouth (1st church),
1838, Saco,
1839, Brunswick,
1840, Hallowell,
1841, Machias,
1842, Portland (2d church),
1843, Bangor (1st church),
1844, Bath ( outh church),
1845, Fryeburg,
1846, Augusta,
1847, Portland (High St.),
1848, Bangor (Hammond St.),
1849, Bath (Winter St.),
1850, South Berwick,
1851, Yarmouth,
1852, Searsport,
1853, Saco,
1854, Bangor (Central church),
1855, Portland (3d church),
1856, Calais,
1857, Bath (Central church),
1858, Augusta,
1859, Portland (State St.),
1860, Bangor (1st church),
1861, Brunswick,
1862, Portland (High St.),
1863, Biddeford (2d church),
1864, Searsport (1st church),
1865, Portland (2d church),

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*Rev. Charles Packard,

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Rev. J. K. Mason,

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Rev. Samuel Harris,

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* Now deceased.

ADMIS 'N REMOVALS

PREACHER OF CONFERENCE SERMON.

Year.

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No record made prior to 1852.

No record made prior to 1852.

No record made prior to 1852.

1826 "Benj. Tappan,

2 Chron. 15:2. 1827 Thaddeus Pomroy,

2 Cor. 6:10. 1828 David Thurston,

Psalms 45:16. 8130 78 837 72 103 112 15 7685 925 1829 Fifield Holt, Daniel 9: 25. 8 145 93 I

9118 1830 William Allen,

John 17:17. 9157 104 617 119 132 129 25 9161 702 1831 *J. W. Ellingwood,

Rev. 2: 7. 9 166 106 1

9919 1832 * Benjamin Tappan, Amos 2:7.9 172 1112166190 152 209 24 12112

1497 1833 *Carlton Hurd,

2 Thess. 3:16. 9176 119 950 176 169 185 32 12370 1834 *Caleb Hobart,

2 Cor. 10:4. 9180 140 598 233 235 373 39 13019 727 1835 Josiah Peet,

Psalm 51 : 13. 9181 143 916 274 208 274 31 13900 644 1836 David M Mitchell,

Matt. 6:10.10 188 143 464 214 121 236 22 13934 191 1837 Swan L. Pomroy,

1 John 4:8.10 189 142 531 351 168 316 48 14250 619 1838 Silas McKeen, Rom. 5:11.10 192 146 950 329 191 364 43 14902

830 1839 Enoch Pond,

Mark 14: 72.11 197 144 986 249 201 243 13 15607 815 1840 David Shepley,

. 1 Cor. 9:27. 11201 142 1028 283 169 302 51 16308 575 1841 Isaac Rogers,

Rev. 5:9.11 203 141 1345 250 162 232 49 17338 1842 Robert Crossett,

Phil. 1:21.12 207 138 821 213 256 291 34 17770 1843 Sewall Tenney,

Eph. 4: 14, 15. 12 208 167 1059 282 231 331 43 18640 1841 Swan L. Pomroy, ·

Psalm 133. 12 211 167 354 241 233 272 4018447 1845 Ray Palmer,

Gal. 2: 20.13 213173 152 197228 240 72 150073 388 1846 Nath'l Chapman,

Eph. 4:1, 2, 3. 13215 174 152208 227 266 38 17732 247 1847 Edward F. Cutter,

Acts 9:6.13218 181 142 241 261 279 42 17504 348 1848 Wooster Parker,

Psalm 145:11 14 222 188 225 228 240 271 33 17192 320 1849 R. Woodhull, 2 Kings 6: 16. 14 223 186 285 265 255 308 38 16981

355 1850 *Jas. Drummond,

Psalms 121:1.14 220 178 406 243226 274 50 16826 351 1851 Joseph Loring, .

Col. 1: 15.14 225 187 483 224 223 182 36 16986 315 1852 *John Maltby,

Phil. 2:16. 14227 176 366 219 299 296 44 16856 1418 376 1260621,432 1853 J.J. Carruthers,

Rom. 14: 7.14 231 190 708 249 234 292 37 17278 1607 465 16218 32.874 1854 E. Kellogg,

Sol. Songs 4: 16.14 230 193 293 132 118 154 21 16889 2339 318 17169 23,411 1855 George Shepard,

John 1:14.14 235 209 630 329 370 362 29 169372526 504 1853536,718 1856 Joseph R. Munsell,

John 15: 19.14 237 203 587 242 295 3533116786 2743 482 18286 30.618 1857 Samuel Harris,

2 Tim. 4:6, 7, 8.14 239 209 461 246 268 302 23 16765 2487 468 18912 30,107 1858 H. G. Storer,

2 Cor. 2:15, 16.14 244 201 1407 478 299 554 45 17842 2553 1000 19665 27.140 1859 II. Q. Butterfield,

Heb. 11:1.14 248 190 1924 481323543 40 19221 2912 1281 20510 27,595 1860 *Charles Packard, .

John 11:5.14 248 196 432 283 312 315 31 19351 2949 437 2027828.838 1861 J. W. Chickering,

Luke 9:23. 14 246 200 261 238 318 272 35 19252 3211 339 20071 36.445 1862 Henry K. Craig,

1 Pet. 2:9 14 249 209 589 260 362 230 28 18995 3076 61121354 28,256 1863 Benj. Tappan, Jr.,

John 16:33. 14 250 203 795 232397 248 19 19540 3316 654 2129726,172 1864 Charles Tenney,

Acts 20:24.14 250 189 623 192 392 244 35 19583 3273 56221762 35,766 1865 David B. Sewall,

Psalms 45 : 17. 14 251 192 547 238 397 278 49 19304 3337 526 20615 49,187 Total Admissions, 33,998 ; Removals, 20,307; Baptisms, 20,275; Donations, S434,059. # Deceased. + Includes pastors, stated supplies, and clergymen without pastoral charge.

Increase in 1829, 1433, and in 1831, 902. Our own compilation, based upon the Minutes, but including only churches in the State, for the years specified, is as follows : –

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CHURCH MEMBERS.

ADDITIONS.

REMOVALS.

BAPT'MS

IX SABBATE SCHO'LS.

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1857 4,525 9,608
1858 4,924 10,481
1859 5,684 | 12.067
1860 6,111 13,090
1861 6,075 13,005
1862 5.875 12.922
1863 5,932 13.319
1864 6,054 18.322
1865 5,782 13.316

16.648 2,466
17,699 2,537
19,136 , 2,918
19,201 2.930
19,080 3,201
18.797 3,056
19,341 3,290
19.376 3,268
19,098 3,332

452
1,407
1,938

432
252
585
791
616
543

243 695
478
486 2,424
278 710
234 486
259 844
229 1,020
190 806
237 780

265
294
825
317
315
360
885
391
395

294
550
543
317
271
250
246
244
275

23 582
45

889
41 909
31 665
35 621
28 639
19 600
34 669
49 719

205 699 931 189 114 236 451 252 813

256 18.672 311 19.125 360 20.353 249 20.208 221 19,758 234 21.079 200 21.022 204 21,467 212 20,35

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STATISTICS OF THE MASSACHUSETTS CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHES.
The following table has been prepared by the Secretary of the Massachusetts General Association; the reports after 1830, mainly from the tables
published by that body from year to year.

It has been compiled with great care, — the reports of each year having been thoroughly analyzed, in most cases summed up, and with a collation of the
reports of the several years. Defective returns have been supplied in each case, by calculation, from the reports of specific churches for other years, and
from other dates in the writer's possession. Earlier than 1830, any investigation which should seek for the items specified, is hopeless; and, in some items,
it is hopeless still later. Prior to 1830, however, the number of churches is attainable, and is inserted, assuming that the churches which became Unitarian
were substantially so in 1800.
The census is taken on the first of January annually, of the year specified, and the additions, removals, and baptisms, cover the year next preceding.
CHURCH MEMBERS, JAN. 1. ADDITIONS.

REMOVALS.

IN SAB. SCH'LS.

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Congregational Quarterly Record.
Churches formed.

Mar. 29. Rev. EDWARD EBBS, over the

New England Ch. in Aurora, Il. SerAt MOUNT PLEASANT, Minn., 9 members.

mon by Rev. Wm. W. Patton, D. D., of Nov. 26, 1865. In AGENCY CITY, Io., 16

Chicago. Installing Prayer by Rev.

Joseph E. Roy, of Chicago. members.

Apr. 3. Rev. SAMUEL M. FREELAND, Mar. 25, 1866. In NEW BERNE, N. C., 20

over the New England Ch. in Detroit, members.

Mich. Sermon by Rev. Franklin W. 28. In UTICA, Mo., 10 members.

Fisk, D. V., of Chicago Seminary. In

stalling Prayer by Rev. Adin H. Fletcher, Apr. 2. In DETROIT, Mich., the New Eng

of Pontiac. land Ch. 104 members. " 3. In NEW YORK CITY, the Ch. of

3. Rev. S. A. BAKER, over the Ch. of the

Pilgrims in New York City. Sermon by the Pilgrims, — 100 members.

Rev. Joseph P. Thompson, D. D., of New " 3. In MIRABILE, Mo., 8 members.

York. Installing prayer by Rev. Alex“ 10. In GREENFIELD, L. I., 24 members.

ander H. Clapp, of New York. “ 12. In SEDALIA, Mo., 10 members.

4. Rev. JOHN SAFFORD, over the Ch.

in Bellevue, O. “ 15. In NEW ORLEANS, La., 28 mem. bers.

4. Rev. JAMES P. LANE, over the

Free Ch. in Andover, Mass. Sermon by “ 17. In MAYSVILLE, Mo.

Rev. Edward N. Kirk, D. D., of Boston. 17. In EAGLEVILLE, Ct., the Union Installing Prayer by Rev. Cyrus W. WalCong. Ch. 14 members.

lace, of Manchester, N. H. “ 20. In HILLSBORO', Or.

4. Rev. WM. R. EASTMAN, over the May 1. In LEAVENWORTH, Kan., the 2d Ch. in Plantsville, Ct. Sermon by Rev. Ch. 7 members.

Charles R. Palıner, of Salem, Mass. In“ 6. lu GALLATIN, Mo., 9 members.

stalling Prayer by Rev. Elias B. Hillard,

of Kensington. “ 8. In DEPERE, Wis., 11 members.

10. Rev. CLARENDON WAITE, over “ 27. In CHICAGO, Ill., the Tabernacle

the Crombie St. Ch. in Salem, Mass. Ch. 100 members.

Sermon by Rev. Wm. M. Barbour, of So. Jun. 4. In CLINTON, Io., 15 members.

Danvers. Installing Prayer by Rev.

Seth Sweetser, D. d., of Worcester. 5. In WEST WARREN, Ms., 23 members.

11. Mr. THADDEUS H. BROWN, over “ 12. In BROOKLYN, N. Y., the Fifth

the Ch. in Woodstock, Ct. Serinon by Rev.

Egbert C. Smyth, of Andover Seminary. Avenue Cong. Ch., 28 members.

6. 12. Mr. JOHN M. BOWERS, over the

Ch. in Sedalia, Mo. Sermon by Rev.
Truman M. Post, v. D. of St. Louis.

16. Rev. ORLANDO H. WHITE, over Ministers Ordained, or Enstalled.

West Ch. in New Haven, Ct. Sermon by

Rev. William Patton, d. D., of New HaFeb. 27, 1866. Rev. NEWELL A. PRINCE, ven. Installing Prayer by Rev. D. Wile over the Ch. in Simsbury, Ct.

liam Havens, of Easi Haven. Mar. 7. Mr. E. W. MERRITT, to the work of 16. Mr. CHARLES H. WHEELER to the the Ministry in Rockville, Ct.

work of the Ministry in Chicago, II.,

Sermon by Rev. Joseph Haven, D. D., of 22. Mr. BENJAMIN A. Robie, over the

Chicago Seminary. Ordaining Prayer
Ch. in Waterville, Me. Sermon by Rev. by Rev. Stephen S. Smith, of Chicago.
EDWARD ROBIE, of Greenland. Or-
daining Prayer by Rev. JOHN DINS-

17. Rev. HOMER N. DUNNING, over MORE, of Winslow.

the Ch. in So. Norwalk, Ct. Rev. P. S. KNIGHT, over the Ch. in 18. Rev. WILLIAM CARRUTHERS, Oregon City, Or. Sermon by

Rev. over the Maple St. Ch. in Danvers, Ms. GEORGE H. ATKINSON, of Portland. Sermon by Rev. John J. Carruthers, Installing Prayer by Rev. OBED DICK- D. D., of Portland, Me. Installing Prayer INSON, of Salem.

by Rev. Alonzo B. Rich, of Beverly. 27. Rev. EDWIN C. BISSELL, over 18. Rev. FRANK P. WOODBURY, the Green St. Ch. in San Francisco, Cal. over the Ch. in Meriden, N. H. Serion Sermon by Rev. Andrew L. Stone, D. D., by Rev. Samuel P. Leeds, of Hanover. of San Francisco. Installing Prayer by Installing Prayer by Rev. 'Henry CumRev. George Mooar, of Oakland.

mings, of Newport.

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