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bundled and fifty to two hundred and twenty dollars, and
in one instance two hundred and forty dollars per annum
for ladies, and from three hundred to four hundred dollars,
and in one instance six hundred dollars for gentlemen.
There were also seventeen private schools, with an average
attendance of six hundred and thirty pupils.

The following September the city was entirely redis-
tricted and the schools completely graded. The city was
first divided into eleven primary districts, then into five
junior districts, bounded without reference to the primaries,
then into three senior districts, the whole comprising one
high-School district. As the scholars finish the course pre-
scribed in each of the lower schools, they may progress up-
ward into the higher.

The old academy building, the academy having long been
discontinued, was purchased by the board and fitted up for
a high school. That institution was kept there until 1867,
when it was temporarily removed to the normal school
building. In February, 1868, the academy or high school
building was destroyed by fire. During the succeeding
summer the board built a substantial brick structure for the
use of the high school, on the same site, on Third street,
between Cayuga and Seneca. It is eighty-eight by seventy-
nine feet, will accommodate six hundred pupils, and cost
twenty-two thousand two hundred and twenty-five dol-
lars.

During the summer of 1870 the board of education
purchased two lots, one in the Second ward, on the corner
of Tenth and Mitchell streets, for the sum of fifteen hun-
dred dollars, and the other in the Seventh ward, on Talman,
between Third and Fifth streets, for the sum of nine hun-
dred and ten dollars. The board also enlarged the site of
school No. 7, on West Fourth, between Albany and Erie
streets, by the purchase of the adjoining lot on the north,
thirty-three by a hundred feet, for the sum of seven hun-
dred dollars. The site of school-house No. 2, in the Fourth
ward, was enlarged by the purchase, on the 6th of Novem-
ber, 1875, of fifteen by a hundred feet on the north, for
four hundred and fifty dollars.

In the summer of 1871 the board erected, on the lot in
the Seventh ward, purchased the year before, a school-house
of suitable size and construction to accommodate three hun-
dred pupils, at a cost of ten thousand eight hundred
dollars.

On the night of October 1, 1875, the brick school-house
in the Fourth ward was destroyed by fire. On the 27th of
the same month the contract for rebuilding it was executed,
and it was completed ready for use by the 1st of April,
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dollars. Tliis is the fourth school liouso that has oucuiiiod
tho same site.

Having now sketched the changes of districts and build-
ings up to the present time, it only remains to give the
personnel of the administrative and educational staff. The
following Is the board of education for 1877 :

First ward, Joseph Trcmain, Robert Gordon ; Second
ward, M. J. Wallace, Patrick M. Reynolds; Third ward,
J. N. Collins, Frederick Earl; Fourth ward, Amos Waldt,
J. M. Barrow ; Fifth ward, Daniel O'Connell, John Flynn ;
Si.xth ward, J. L. McWhorter, Cha.s. W. Murdoch ; Seventh
ward, Michael Dundon, Lawrence Robinson ; Eighth ward,
John C. Bradt, Thomas Dewinc.

The president is Daniel O'Connell, the secretary Virgil
C. Douglas.s. The secretary is ex-officio superintendent of
all the schools of the city. IMr. Douglass was appointed as
assistant to Mr. Sheldon in 1S66. He was appointed sec-
retary October 5, 1SG9. He and Mr. Sheldon have been
the only secretaries since the board was organized. The
following are the names and salaries of the present teachers:

Hiffh &/ior>?.— Principal, Charles W. Richards, $1200;
Preceptress, Tillie C. Staats, $595 ; Assistants, Eva S. Ed-
wards, $522.50 ; Julia B. Douglass, half time, $250.

ScUor School M). 1.— Principal, Martha W. Stowell,
$GSO; Assistants, Hattie M. Sperry, $475; Emily A.
Comer, $427.50 ; Emily D. Coon, $427.50 ; Libbie M.
Stearns, $427.50; Mr.s. Carrie E. Tubbs, $475; June
Gorman, $400 ; E. Jennie King, $400.

Senior School No. 2.— Principal, Charles H. Treadwell,
$1125; Assistants, J^innie A. Ross, $475; Julia A. Wil-
son, $475; Inez E. Wallace, $427.50; Kate A. Mattison,
$400 ; Teresa E. Burns, $400.

Junior School No. 1. — Principal, Rose Whitney,
$522.50 ; Assistant, Sarah J. Walter, $403.75.

Junior School No. 2. — Principal, Lizzie Salmon,
$522.50; Assistants, Lillie C. Marsh, $400; Mary A.
Leonard, $403.75 ; Carrie L. Paddock, $400 ; Sarah E.
Terry, $403.75 ; Addie V. Watkin, $400 ; Georgia A.
Timerson, $403.75'; Cora A. Brown, $400.

Junior School No. 3. — Principal, Eliza H. Weed,
$522.50 ; Assistants, Lizzie Kingsford, $403.75 ; Maggie
A. Draper, $400.

Junior School No. 4. — Principal, M. Augusta Barrow,
$522.50.

Junior School No. 5.— Principal, Helen JI. Tubbs,
$522.50; Assistants, J. A. DonnoUey,' $400; Celia L.
Ormsby, $400 ; Mary E. Leffin, $400.

Junior School No. 6. — Principal, Anna E. Hamilton,
$522.50; Assistants, Mary Cusick, $403.75; Mary J.
Murphy, $400 ; Emma E. Baker, $400.

Primari/ School No. 1. — Principal, I']liza J. Nichols,
$498.75; Assistant, Mary E. Bryan, $403.75.

Primart/ School No. 2. — Principal, Martha A. Keeler,
$498.75; Assistant, S. Ida Williams, $400.

Primary School No. 3. — Principal, Maggie Jackson,
$ 1-98.75 ; Assistant, Harriet E. Stevens, $400.

Primari/ School No. 4. — Principal, Mrs. C. C. Wells,
$498.75; Assistants, Ada H. Inman, $403.75; Maggie
A. Lyons, $400.

Primary School No. 5. — Principal, Jeaniietto T. Morri-



son, $198.75; Assistants, Mary Hanen, $403.75; Emma
S. Hunt, $100; Mary F. Aylcsworth, $400.

Primary School No. (>. — Principal, Maggie A. Kenific,
$498.75; Assistant.s, May E. Gray, $400; M. Jennie
Murray, $400.

Primary School No. 7. — Principal, Nelly A. Riggs,
$498.75; Assistant, Ella II. Maxwell, $403.75.

Primary School No. 8. — Principal, Ellen M. Bruce,
$498.75; Assistant, Lizzie II. Dinmore, $tOO.

Primary School No. 9. — Principal, Minnie E. Doran,
$498.75 ; Assistant, Minnie E. Burgoyne, $400.

Primary School No. 10. — Principal, Maggie C. Staats,
$498.75 ; Assistjuit, Mrs. H. Amelia Lyons, $403.75.

Primary School No. 11.— Priucijial, Rose B. Williams,
$498.75 ; Assistant, Ella A. Dempsey, $400.

Primary School No. 12. — Principal, B. Manning,
$498.75.

Unclassijied School. — Principal, John M. Moore, $850;
Assistant, Mrs. G. M. Gardenier, $475.

Music Teacher.— J Auics N. Baker, $GS0.

OSWEGO CITY LIBRARY.

For some years it had been in the mind of Gerrit Smith,
in consequence of the large property he owned iu Oswego,
and the great benefits he had derived therefrom, to make a
special bauefaction for the permanent advantage of the city.
In pursuance of this purpose he addre.ssed the following
letter to eight of h'Ls friends, prominent citizens of the
place :

"Pr.TEniioDi)', Jul.v 17, lS.'i3.

"Alvin BKOXso>r, James Platt, Geo. II. McWhor-
ter, Henry Fitzhugu, Edwin W. Clark, John
B. Edwards, James Brown, De AVitt C. Little-

JOHN.

" Gentlemen : As some of you are aware, I have for years
entei-tained the idea of founding a public library in the city
of Oswego. The time has now arrived for me to act upon
that idea.

" I appropriate to this object the sum of twenty-five
thousand dollars ($25,000), and I wish you to be at the
pains of expending it. You can draw for it as follows: 1st
March, 1854, for $5000 ; 1st June, 1854, for $5000 ; l.st
August, 1854, for $5000; 1st October, 1854, for $5000;
1st December, 1854, for $5000.

" It strikes me that it might be well for you to pur-
chase a lot and erect upon it a building which would serve
for other purpo.ses as well as for the library. The lot and
the building might cost, say fifteen to twenty thousand.
The balance of the twenty-five thousand you could then
expend in books, and the rents of that portion of the
library not devoted to the library would furnish means for
adding books from year to year. But all this I leave to
your better judgment.

" As I have always had more to do with property on the
east than on the west side of the river, and as that part of
the city has suffered exceedingly from the late fire, and,
moreover, as much le.ss has been done for the inhabitiints
of that part of the city than for the inhabitants of the
other side, I enjoin that the library be on the east side, of
the river. My only other injunction is that the privilege.^



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and benefits of the library shall be always as acceptable to
the one as to the other, and that no person — on account of
their race, or complexion, or condition — shall be shut out
from the privileges and benefits, or in any degree curtailed
of them.

" As to the character of the library, I have only to say
that my warm wish is that no book unfriendly to truth and
purity may ever find a place in the library.

" I leave it with you to take such legal steps as are neces-
sary for the maintenance of my own rights and the rights
of the public in respect to the library.
" With great regard,

" Your friend,

"Gerrit Smith."

Tlie gentlemen rcfen-ed to accepted the trust and organ-
ized the library.

April 15, 1854, the institution was incorporated by the
legislature by the name and style of the " Trustees of the
Oswego City Library." Mr. Smith declined to have the
library called by his own name, hoping that the citizens
would take an interest in the matter and aid it with their
contributions. Later, Mr. Smith gave about five thousand
dollars more to the library, making the whole sum donated
by him nearly thirty thousand dollars.

The board of trustees, in 1853, purchased the lot, corner
of Oneida and Second streets. East Oswego, and erected
thereon the edifice which has been occupied by it ever
since. The board also appointed Geoige C. McWhorter
catalogian,and he, in pursuance of such authority, compiled
the library and purchased the books. In the early years of
the library one of the original trustees, Mr. Brown, died,
and his place was filled by the election of Mr. Murray. Sub-
sequently Mr. McWhorter died, and was succeeded by his
son, George C. McWhorter. Afterwards Mr. Murray and
Mr. Piatt died, and Mr. Fitzhugh removed from town.
Their places were filled by Mr. Mollison, Mr. Irwin, and
Mr. Kingsford. Four of the original trustees, Messrs.
Bronson, Clark, Edwards, and Littlejohn, survive. Mr.
Bronson was chosen first president of the board, and held
the position eighteen years, when, in consequence of his
great age, he declined a re-election, and was succeeded by
Mr. McWhorter.

The present board of trustees are as follows, viz. : Presi-
dent, George C. McWhorter; Trustees, Alvin Bronson,
Edwin W. Clark, John B. Edwards, George C. McWhor-
ter, Dewitt C. Littlejohn, Gilbert Mollison, Theodore Irwin,
Thomson Kingsford ; Secretary, Edwin W. Clark ; Treas-
urer, John B. Edwards ; Librarian, Benjamin Stocks.

The library now contains about six thousand volumes,
exclusive of those received from the United States and the
State of New York, which are not entered in the printed
catalogue.

The library is departmented, and every department of
literature and learning is represented as far as may be. The
tone of the library is high, the aim having been to bring
the taste of the community up to the standard of a good
library, rather than — by the admission of useless, ephem-
eral, and often unhealthy current literature — to lower the
library to the level of those who prefer passing amusement
to mental improvement.



There are a few rare and curious books in the collection,
and some rave and valuable, especially on the subject of
American history and biography. The reference depart-
ment is ample and excellent.

The citizens of Oswego may be congratulated on having
so valuable a library, and nothing probably will so much
conduce to perpetuate the memory of Gerrit Smith as the
library which he wisely and generously founded.

FIRE DEPARTMENT.

A description of the primitive methods in use for extin-
guishing fires forty or fifty years ago has been given in the
general sketch of the village and city ef Oswego a short dis-
tance back.

On the 12th day of April, 1855, the Oswego fire depart-
ment was incorporated, and the following-named persons
designated as fire wardens : John Dynan, Matthew Soulon,
Richard Tobin, Lawrence Johnson, John C. Hugunin, John
Comes, James Ryan, James Malone, Volney K. Burr, Syl-
vester G. Abbott, Nathan Bobbins, and William Stewart.

This organization remained in operation until 1876.

Under act of May 20, 1876, Bradley B. Hurt, Thomas
Dobbie, Edward Mitchell, and David M. Gorsline were fire
commissioners, with power to " organize fire companies, and
appoint a sufiicient number of able-bodied men, and re-
putable inhabitants of the city of Oswego, firemen." At
the first meeting ot the board B. B. Burt was chosen chair-
man, and H. M. Harmon dork pro tem. J. C. Cooley, Jr.,
was appointed clerk, who ofiiciated three months, and was
succeeded by George Noyes Burt, the present clerk.

The first appointees were as follows, viz. : George W.
Warsop, chief engineer; P. M. Cunningham, J. Mitchell,
assistant engineers.

Steamer No. 1. — William H. Young, foreman ; A. Sal-
ladin, Jr., assistant foreman ; Charles B. Chase, engineer ;
M. L. Rowlson, stoker; J. T. Cunningham, W. J. Garra-
han, Frank M. Fairtile, Henry Sands, C. H. Bryan, Z. H.
Smith, J. W. Roach, Frank Cusick, firemen.

Steamer No. 2. — John Dillon, foreman ; Michael Gor-
man, assistant foreman; Timothy Cotter, engineer; John
Brennan, stoker ; John Clark, Norman Belger, Henry Net-
tles, John Naoey, William Daley, Samuel Garrahan, Eugene
O'Ncil, firemen.

Steamer N'o. 3. — Richard C. Cullivin, foreman ; F. J.
O'Brien, assistant foreman ; F. C. Hammond, Frank Gad-
wood, Peter Bartholomew, James Pidgeon, John Turner,
Louis Dulack, W. H. Kiefer, John Kelly, firemen.

Hook ami Ladder No. 1.— William M. Williams, fore-
man ; C. K. Carrier, assistant foreman ; Michael Dempsey,
Dennis Rcdnioiid. 31icliael Looney, John Galvin, John
Phillips, Orrin 0. Williams, John Fitzsimmons, firemen.

THE WATER-WORKS.

The movement for supplying Oswego with water from
the river was inaugurated in May, 1868, and in November
following the works were completed and in operation. The
water is' taken from the river at a distance of about two
miles south of the city, and forced into two large reservoirs
of filtcen million gallons' capacity, one located on the east
and tbo other on the west side of the river. There are




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twenty-five miles of pipe in operation, and one liundrcd
and seventj'-tive fire-liydrants. The water is supplied to
the city through a filter, and the daily coiisumptiou is one
uiillion gidlons.

Hon. Wni. J. McAlpiiie was chief engineer of the works ;
John McXair, resident and constructing engineer ; and
James McDonald builder.

The sto^Jwholdcrs were as follows, viz. : Thomas Kings-
ford, Thompson Kingsford, Penfield, Lyon & Co., Irwin &
Sloan, D. G. Fort, and Delos De Wolf Delos De Wolf,
president ; D. G. Fort, secretary ; and David Mannering,
treasurer. Capital, two hundred and twenty thousand
dollars.

This enterprise has proved to be a success, and not too
much praise can be bestowed upon its public-spirited pro-
genitors for their efforts in furnishing Oswego with an
abundant supply of pure water.

OSWEGO ORPHAN ASYLUM.

This institution was incorporated February 11, 1852,
and the certificate of incorporation was executed by the
following-named pereons : Gilbert MoUi.son, W. Lewis, S.
H. Reynolds, Simeon Bates, Geo. Fisher, J. I. Fort, R. F.
Child, J. Brown, J. C. Hugunin, R. Perkins, Luther
Wright, Daniel H. Marsh, A. P. Grant, H. Littlcfield, S.
II. Lathrop, J:\s. Bickford, M. P. Hatch, L. B. Crocker,
Delos De Wolf, Henry Eagle, Sardis Allen, William Brown,
and Pertius F. Paisons.

The first board of trustees was constituted as follows, viz, :
Males : Hamilton Murray, Luther Wright, James Bickford,
Mose.s P. Hatch, Simeon Bates, Samuel B. Ludlow, John
B. Edwards, Gilbert Mollison, Patrick H. Hard, Robert F.
Childs. Females: Margaret McWhorter, Elizabeth M.
Grant, Catharine C. Marsh, Loi.-s Ann Allen, Elizabetli P.
Fisher, Ann C. Crocker, Elizabeth Bond, Emily D. Har-
mon, Emily Allen, and 3Irs. Allen Mead.

The certificate of incorporation was executed before Hon.
O. J. Harmon, then recorder of the city, and received the
approbation of Hon. W. F. Allen, then a justice of the
supreme court, now associate judge of the court of appeals
of this State.

The first meeting of the corporation was held at the re-
corder's office in the city hall, February 27, 1S52, and
was followed by a series of meetings with short intervals,
at which the organization was gathered up and compacted
into working order.

A small building was rented on the east side of West
Sixth street, and was continuously occupied till the removal
to the new edifice four years later.

On the 1st of June, 1852, Mi.ss Tabbs volunteered to
become the regular teacher, and Miss Mary T. Condit to
suparintenJ the Saai.iy-scluol, and so the skeleton organ-
ization began to put on its comely proportions.

So strong was the faith of the managers in the ultimate
success of the enterprise that they ventured to purch;ise a
lot of two acres for two thousand dollars, and proceeded at
once to the erection of the fine and substantial building
that now looks down from its eminence upon the city of
Oswego.

On the 15th of April, 1S5C, under the care of Mr.



Richard Perkins as builder, and Z. D. Stevens as architect,
the building was to be completed, and on the 1st of May
it was ready for the reception of the children, and soon the
managers found the number of children had increased from
seven to seventy-four.

At the close of this year they found the asylum in debt
four thousand five hundred and fi fly-one dollars and ninety-
six cents, and the building yet unfurnished. The people
at once manifested a deep interest in the mutter, and the
building was rapidly furnished by individual contributions.
The school-room was furnished by the children ol' the pulilic
schools, and nobly did they perform the ta.sk.

The asylum is now in a prosperous condition, and reflects
great credit upon its humane progenitors and those through
whose efforts it has been sustained and fostered.

Of the twenty original corporators, six are dead, — Mr.
Murray, Dr. Hard, Mi-s. Grant, Mrs. Fisher, Mrs. Bond,
and jMi-s. Crocker.

Of those whose signatures appear to the papers of incor-
poration, George Fisher, Jacob I. Fort, J. C. Hugunin,
Henry Eagle, P. Parsons, and James Brown are dead.

The present officers, trustees, and directresses, are as fol-
lows: Hon. 0. J. Harmon, president; Gilbert Mollison,
secretary ; 0. II. Hastings, treasurer. Trustees, T. Kings-
ford, J. K. Post, Luther Wright, Jas. Bickford, G. B.
Sloan, J. B. Edwards, A. C. Mattoon, 0. H. Ha.stings, S.
Bates, and M. Worts. Directresses, Mrs. Wright, Wheeler,
Isaacs, Mollison, Pardee, Lathrop, Page, Hoot, and Klock.

HOME FOR THE HO.MELESS.

The movement which culminated in the founding of this
humane institution was started by a number of the ladies of
Oswego, in the month of February, 1872. In the follow-
ing May a building was rented for the use of the home,
and was occupied until the present building was erected.

The institution was incorporated May 3, 1875, and the
following persons were named in the charter: Ozro M. Bond,
Theo. Irwin, Thomson Kingsford, George B. Sloan, Simeon
Bates, Delos De Wolf, Samuel B. Johnson, Isaac G. Jen-
kins, Benjamin Hagamau, Benjamin Doolittle, Alanson S.
Page, George Goodier, Mannister Worts.

The following-named persons comprised the fir.^t board of
directors: Mrs. Cheney Ames, Mrs. James Brown, Mrs. L.
A. Card, Mrs. J. C. Churchill, JMrs. Cro.ssman,* Mrs. D.
De Wolf, Mrs. B. Doolitth^, Mrs. A. H. Failing, Mra. G.
Goodier, Mrs. Wm. Goit, Mrs. E. C. Hart, .'\Irs. T. Irwin,
Mrs. S. B. Johnson, Mrs. M. Kingsford, Mrs. T. Kings-
ford, Mrs. D. C. Littlejohn,! Mrs. John E. Lyon, Mrs. T.
S. Mott, Mrs. J. J. Mack, Mrs. R. Oliver, Mrs. J. K. Post,
Mrs. W. A. Poucher, Mrs. W. A. Rundell, Mrs. S. Ran-
dall, Mrs. M. B. Underwood, Mrs. M. C. Worts, Mrs.

Young.

President, Mrs. T. Irwin ; Vice-Presidents, Mrs. C. Ames,
Mrs. J. C. Churchill, Jlrs. D. De Wolf, Mrs. Wm. Goit,
3Irs. Goodier, Mrs. T. Kingsford, Mrs. J. K. Post, Mrs.
M. C. Worts. Mrs. M. B. Underwood, treasurer; Mrs.



*■ Resigned. Mrs. Sinallcy clcclcil to till vacancy.
■\ DwcasLtl. Mra. l.^uacs elected lu till \ncaiiey.



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HISTOIIY OF OSWEGO COUNTY, NEW YORK.



J. E. Lyon, corresponding secretary; Mrs. W. A. Pouclier,
recording secretary.

The present building was erected in 1876 at a cost of
twenty thousand dollars, and was under the supervision of
the following building committee : Theodore Irwin, Delos
De Wolf, Thomson Kingsford, Simeon Bates, and George
Goodier. It is a neat and substantial brick structure, located
on the corner of East First and Utiea streets. The home
is now in a prosperous condition, and much credit is due to
those public-spirited ladies through whose indefatigable
efforts it was founded.

The board of directors for 1877 are as follows: Mrs.
Irwin, Mrs. Failing, Mrs. Lyon, Mrs. Oliver, Mrs. Whet-
more, Mrs. M. E. Kingsford, Mrs. T. Kingsford, Mrs.
Wilber, Mrs. Edwards, Mrs. B. Doolittle, Mrs. M. Worts,
Mrs. Card, Mrs. McChesney, Mrs. Mary Underwood, Jlrs.
Ehoder, Mrs. Randall, Mrs. Hart, Mrs. De Wolf, Mrs.
Isaacs, Mrs. Goodier, Mrs. Woodruff, Mrs. Couch, Miss
Newkirk, Mrs. Perham, Mrs. Sloan, Mrs. Hull.

HISTORY OF OSWEGO CHURCHES.

Arravged according to the time of tlicir orgiinization.

THE FIEST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCn.

The First Presbyterian church was organized Novem-
ber 21, 1816, with seventeen members, viz., Sylvanus
Bishop, Abraham Clark, Rachel Bishop, Jeanette Clark,
Mary Hugunin, Christine Conner, Hannah Smith, Lois
Brace, Catherine Shafely, Mary Coolcy, Sarah Buel, Martha
Minor, Catherine Dubois, Nancy Clarke, Lucretia Walradt,
Hannah Hall, and Blary Coates. Sylvanus Bishop and
Abraham Clark were chosen ruling elders.

This was the first religious organization in the city. The
society was incorporated in 1824. The church worshiped
from 1816 till 1825 in the school-house on the southwest
corner of West Second and Seneca streets, which seiTed
for sehooMiouse, church, and court-house for several years.
The first church building erected in Oswego was built by
this society in 1825, nearly in the centre of the public
square, on the west side of the river. It was fifty-four by
eighty feet, and cost about six thousand dollars. Twenty
feet were added to its length in 1841. On the night of
October 24, 1841, it was destroyed by fire. This was the
work of an incendiary, for whose apprehension and convic-
tion the trustees of the village in vain offered a reward of
Seven hundred and fifty dollars.

The society now worship in a substantial stone church
on the corner of West Fourth and Bridge- streets. It cost
ten ihousaiid five hundred dollars; the chapel connected
with it throe thousand five hundred dollars. A parsonage
is being erected between the chapel and West Fifth street.

For eight years missionaries and neighboring ministers
supplied the preaching. In 1825 the Rev. James Abell
was ordained and installed as the first pastor. He resigned
in 1830. The Rev. Robert Condit was installed as pastor
in 1831, and remained in that position for forty years. The
Rev. James A. Worden was installed as colleague to Dr.
Condit in 1866, and resigned a few months after Dr. Con-
dit's death, which occurred February 12, 187 1. Tlie Rev.
David Tully is the present pastor, who succeeded Mr.



Worden June 16, 1872. The first superintendent of the
Sabbath-school was Edwin W. Clarke. The present mem-
bership of the Sunday-school is three hundred and forty,
and the number of volumes in the library is twelve hundred.
During this year (1877) a beautiful white marble tablet
in memory of the Rev. Dr. Condit has been placed in the
church by his friends, bearing the following inscription :
" In memory of Rev. Robert W. Condit, D.D., for forty
years the beloved pastor of this church, who entered into
rest February 12, 1871, aged seventy-five years. 'He
being dead yet speaketh.' — Hebrews xi. 4."



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