Contributions to the Ecclesiastical History of Connecticut

Contributions to the Ecclesiastical History of Connecticut

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Contributions to the Ecclesiastical History of Connecticut

Contributions to the Ecclesiastical History of Connecticut

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A brief statement seems necessary by way of introduction to the somewhat miscellaneous compilation in the volume now offered to the public.

At the annual meeting of the Association of New Haven West, in December, 1857, it was suggested by Rev. E. W. Robinson, then pastor of the church in Bethany, that the hundred-and-fiftieth anniversary of the General Association of Connecticut ought not to pass without some special commemoration. The suggestion was favorably received; and the assembling of the General Association in 1859, (the first General Association having been convened in 1709,) was fixed upon as the best time for the purpose. A circular to the several Associations was issued, proposing certain arrangements, which, if acceptable, might be ratified by the General Association next to be convened.

The General Association for 1858 was to be held at Norwich; and by the rule then in force, the meeting for the next year would have fallen to the Windham Association. But no place in the County of Windham seemed large enough for the accommodation of so great a concourse as might be expected to attend upon the proposed commemoration. The good people of Norwich, it was found, were ready to accept an arrangement by which the General Association for 1859 should have the benefit of their large and generous hospitality; and, by general consent, the meeting for 1858 was regularly transferred to Danielsonville, in West Killingly.

Accordingly, the proposal for a commemoration came, in due form, before the General Association convened at Danielsonville on the third Tuesday in June, 1858. Overtures on the subject from New Haven West, Litchfield South and other . . .

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