The Andros Tracts, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint)

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We do not intend to trace the early life of Increafe Mather, interefting as the taik would prove, fince the fervices which he performed as a political agent were fo widely diffev ered from the duties which he fulfilled as a clergyman. It will be fufficient to fay of him, that in 1687 he might be regarded as the leader of the Clergy Of Maffachufetts. The fon of a prominent minifter, well educated, a powerful preacher, he was Chofen in 1664, at the age of twenty-five years, paftor of the Second Church in Bofton. He not only attended to his Clerical duties with fidelity, but he was grad ually forced to accept the burden of other public offices. In 1680, he was Moderator of the Reforming Synod convened to decide upon a Confeffion of Faith. In 1685, he was appointed acting Prefident of Harvard Univerfity, and was thus placed at the head of the educational fyitem of the Colony. He had even ventured to take an aétive part in politics, by advifing the inhabitants of Botton at a town meeting, after the writ of Qua Warmm'o againft the Charter had been iffued, to Itand by their privileges and not to give away What was the inheritance of their fathers.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Unknown Author


Published Date - August 28 2019

ISBN - 9780428948504

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.4 cm

Page Count - 382

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