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Rev. Joseph Emerson (minister, First Church of Christ, Malden, Massachusetts, for 45 years, 1721-1767) writes a letter inviting a fellow clergyman to preach on the Day of Public Fasting and Prayer on the Occasion of the Extreme Drought. The day selected by the Massachusetts legislature for churches to hold this event was June 15, 1749. It is not clear whether this letter refers to this event/date,or to whom it was written. The preacher at First Parish Church in Medford (see verso of letter) was Ebenezer Turell . Perhaps the letter was addressed to him. Turell's first wife was Jane Colman, daughter of Rev. Benjamin Colman. [Note: Not clear why this letter was in Finley's possession]. Abstract Number - 530
First Church Malden; Drought; Massachusetts History
Emerson, Joseph, "Letter from Joseph Emerson to Rev. ?" (1749). Finley Letters. 827.