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Congregational Church Papers, 1920 - 1929



ItemDateDocument Description/ Transcription
16 Feb 1920
("6/2-'20").
Letter from C. B. Albertson of Boston, Mass., accepting call as Pastor in Essex.
225 March 1920 Letter from Ella F. Sawyer of Watertown, Mass., requesting dismissal to Phillips Congregational Church in Watertown so she may join the same church as her daughter, Natalie Sawyer.
322 April 1920 Warrant for parish meeting. A constable, Charles R. Lane, is directed to post the following articles:
  1. to choose a moderator
  2. to hear report of auditor and other parish officers
  3. to elect necessary parish officers
  4. to take any necessary action for pulpit supply
  5. to see if the parish wishes to let its parsonage
  6. to see if the parish will elect Millard C. Moore to membership
[signed] Arthur D. Story, Caleb Low, Benjamin F. Raymond} Parish Comm.
429 July 1920 Letter from Church in Rodman, N. Y. with notification that Rev. Albert G. Todd and family were received into membership there.
529 Nov 1920 Invitation from South Congregational Church, Peabody, Mass. to installation of Rev. John Reid.
6March 1921 Letter of dismissal for Mr. James Mattatall from the First Congregational Church of Revere, Mass. to Essex.
719 March 1921 Invitation from the Maple Street Congregational Church in Danvers, Mass., to confer regarding resignation of Rev. Frank W. Merrick.
825 April 1921 Warrant for Parish meeting
[signed] Caleb Low, Arthur D. Story, Benjamin F. Raymond } Parish committee; Charles R. Lane, constable.
  1. Choose a moderator
  2. Hear report of auditor and other Parish officers
  3. Elect necessary Parish officers
  4. See what action the Parish will take to supply their pulpit
  5. See if the Parish wish to make repairs upon any of their property
913 Jan 1922 Treasurer's report
[signed] Alice P. Burnham listed income of $122.40, expenses of 110.05, balance in treasury $12.35
1022 March 1922 Letter from Henry C. Lodge, U. S. Senate committee on foreign relations, to Arthur D. Story about resolution of Church in regard to ratification of pending treaties.
1117 Oct 1922 Invitation from Maple Street Congregational Church in Danvers, Mass., for ordination (without installation) of Leon E. Grubaugh.
1211 Jan 1923 Warrant for Parish meeting.
[signed] Arthur D. Story, Caleb Low, Benjamin F. Raymond } Parish committee; Charles R. Lane, constable.
  1. Choose a moderator
  2. To see if the Parish will give Mrs. Frank Goodhue permission to remove the pipe organ now in their church and in place install an organ of more modern construction more power and greater variety and delivery of expression; finished and complete without expense to Parish.
  3. To see if the Parish wishes to take steps toward securing a minister to fill their pulpit.
139 April 1923 Warrant for Parish meeting
[signed] Arthur D. Story, Caleb Low, Benj. F. Raymond} Parish committee; Charles R. Lane, constable.
  1. Choose a moderator
  2. Hear report of auditor and other Parish officers
  3. Choose officers for coming year
  4. Give instruction in regard to supplying their pulpit.
  5. Consider the matter of repairs and take necessary action.
1411 May 1923 Letter from Leonard A. Story, clerk of Church to Frank E. Burnham, clerk of Parish, notifying him of vote to call Rev. Harry R. Hill of Richmond, Me. to become their Pastor.
1521 May 1923 Letter from H. R. Hill saying he enjoyed two Sundays in Essex, the people of Richmond have asked him to stay there, he requests $25 per week, and his concern about parsonage water supply being not suitable for drinking.
1613 June 1924
[1923?]
Letter from H. R. Hill to B. F. Raymond, 13 Western Ave., Essex accepting call.
1722 July 1923 Order of Exercises. Re-opening of auditorium Congregational Church, Essex, Mass., Rev. H. R. Hill, Pastor
183 Dec 1923 Letter from Margery S. Low of Hanover, N. H. requesting dismissal for herself and husband Fletcher Low to church in Hanover, where Fletcher has been an associate member "since his college days."
1930 Dec 1923 Letter from Westbrook Cong. Church in Westbrook, Me. dismissing Rev. and Mrs. Harry R. Hill to Essex.
2026 May 1924 Warrant for Parish meeting.
[signed] Arthur D. Story, Caleb Low, Benjamin F. Raymond } Parish committee; Will E. Swett, constable
  1. To choose a moderator
  2. To see what action the Parish will take to supply their pulpit
211 Jan 1925 Treasurer's report
[signed] Alice P. Burnham, treasurer.
Income: $179.15; expenses: 176.80; balance on hand 3.35.
2214 March 1925 Letter requesting dismissal for Mrs. Josephine Herrick to the Trinity Congregational Church in Neponset (Dorchester), Mass.
234 March 1926 Letter that Mrs. Mildred O. Gray is dismissed from First Baptist Church in Gloucester to Essex.
249 April 1926 Letter from Margaret E. Burnham expressing graditude for carnation for her mother.
2526 April 1926 Warrant for annual Parish meeting
[signed] Arthur D. Story, Leonard A. Story, Benj. F. Raymond; Will E. Swett, constable
  1. To hear report of auditor and other Parish officers
  2. To elect necessary Parish officers
  3. To see what action the Parish will take to supply their pulpit
  4. To see if the Parish will make repairs on their property
  5. To see if the Parish will elect John F. Barr as a member of the Parish
  6. To see if the Parish will adopt the "Every Member Canvas" as a method of raising their revenue
265 Aug 1926 Letter from Florence W. Goodhue, president of the Home Circle, offering $600 toward painting of Church and parsonage.
2727 Jan 1927 Letter from L. E. Smith Company, Gloucester, Mass. with quote for furnace. Also contained in envelope is an 8 page phamphlet describing the Crawford Furnace.
2815 April 1927 Auditor's report
[signed] Lottie F. Burnham.
Expenses 1836.51, income 1837.00
Income from pew rent 533.55, collection 1179.02
2922 June 1927 Letter of resignation from Rev. H. R. Hill effective 12 July 1927
304 Oct 1927 Warrant for Parish meeting.
[signed] Arthur D. Story, Leonard A. Story, Benjamin F. Raymond } Parish committee; Will E. Swett, constable.
  1. Choose a moderator
  2. To see if the Parish will invite the Rev. William Wood, Jr. to become their Pastor.
3112 Jan 1928 Invitation from Crombie Street Congregational Church of Salem, Mass. to confer regarding resignation of Rev. John H. Leamon.
3215 April 1928 Auditor's report
[signed] Lottie F. Burnham.
Income: 1924.87; expenses: 1924.18; balance on hand $0.69. Income included 519.08 from pew rent and 1207.94 from offering.
Expenses included Rev. H. R. Hill $405., Rev. William Wood 575., pulpit supplies 21 Sundays 330.00, E. W. Lander 130.55, Mrs. Frank Goodhue 100., Town of Essex - Taxes 69.62, Samuel Story, coal and coke 86.90, record book & pew rent bills 6.30, Horace I. Story 7.00, Miss Alice P. Burnham 25., Mrs. Gardner Burnham 25., Mr. Hanson 39.25
3330 April 1928 Warrant for Parish meeting.
[signed] Arthur D. Story, Benjamin F. Raymond, Leonard A. Story } Parish committee; Will E. Swett, constable
  1. To choose a moderator
  2. To hear report of auditor
  3. To choose necessary Parish officers
  4. To take necessary action in regard to their pulpit.
  5. To consider any other business
3422 April 1929 Warrant for Parish meeting
[signed] Arthur D. Story, Leonard A. Story, Benjamin F. Raymond } Parish committee; Will E. Swett, constable.
  1. Choose a moderator
  2. Hear report of the auditor and other Parish officers
  3. Choose necessary Parish officers
  4. See what action the Parish will take to supply their pulpit.
  5. See if the Parish will elect Charles H. Andrews to be a member of the Parish.

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