Henry Sewall's Diary
Sewall, Henry
1776 - 1842
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October 8 through October 11, 1786


  October, 1786.         Hallowel.
Sunday 8. Mr. John Foster, (brother to Isaac) preached -- flagrant free will doctrine. --
Monday 9. Attended a lecture at the meetghouse. Mr. Danl Foster preached -- poor doctrine. The Church reformed their covenant & received such other persons as were members of other churches. --
Tuesday 10.  
Wedsday 11. The Council appointed for ordination met at Dr. Cony's in the morning -- Attended, & presented the 7 charges & endeavoured to support him. His took up the forenoon -- left the Council to debate the matter -- Their debates held till near sunsett when they proceeded to the meetghouse, & laid hands on the Candidate.