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gone far from him, return yet again to the Lord, cleave to him
with purpose of heart, and you shall find (though he hath made
many offers that way) yet God will not leave you.

3. And lastly, Be on God's side, espouse his interest, be you
ingaged in every cause that is his, own what God owns, and own
whom God owns, be not ashamed to appear for him, his wayes,
worship, people, however it may befal ; what though the world
turn a back-side upon these things (you know Moses his choice)
let us cast in our lot here : when the Persian Empire favored the
Church, the Samaritans would help build the Temple, and when
the Mordecai was great at court, many people of the land became
Jews; but God knows such fair-weathered friends, and makes
reconing of them accordingly; but that's the man God will own,
that Jesus Christ will own, that is not ashamed of him nor of his
words before a f roward and adulterous generation : that I say is
the man Christ will own at that day when to be owned by him,
will be found worth cf now owning of him at dearest rates: be it
that the tempest-tost, weather-beaten, and well neigh shipwrecked
state of the Church of Christ in an angry world, be as the Ship
wherein himself with his Disciples were imbarked, when in that
mighty storm that came down upon the lake, they were even
filled with water, and now ready to sink. My mite shall be cast
in here, as the Lord shall help me, my interest, my title, all what
it is, sink or swim, shall be ventured in this bottom ; and I be-
seech you, let us all put in here, have we not much greater and
better assurances than the trembling Marine that was told he car-
ried Cesar in his Barge ? Wo to us if an hour of temptation dis-
cover another spirit in us ; but if the Lord shall help us, owning,
cleaving to and abiding with him to approve ourselves in the day
of tryal ; and though we have fate too loose to him, and grown
slight and wanton in our prosperous times, nevertheless in an evil
day there shall be good things found in us, there will yet be hope

in our end.

FINIS.



" At a Court of Elections held at Hartford, May the
14th, 1685,

This Court appoints Major Gold to give the Rev.
Mr. Wakeman the thanks of this Court for the great
pains he hath taken in Preaching the Election Sermon,



Il8 WAKEMAN GENEALOGY.

and to desire him to grant a Coppey thereof that it may-
be printed.

By the General Court's Order,

John Allyn, Sectet."

Then follows an " Address to the Christian reader by
John Bishop of Stamford," 4 pages, and then the ser-
mon, 44 pages.

Text of sermon, " Jer. 6, 8: Be thou instructed, O
Jerusalem, lest my soul depart from thee ; lest I make
thee desolate, a land not inhabited."

The following is from " Records of Church of Christ
in Fairfield," vol. 3, page 1, entitled "Catalogue of
Pastors:"

' ' From the town Records it appears that the Rev.
Samuel Wakeman was called by a vote of the town to
take the Pastoral office among them on the 30th Sep-
tember, a. d. 1665. He died Nov. 8, 1692. The
records of his ministry are lost."

INVENTORY OF THE ESTATE OF REV. SAMUET WAKEMAN.

£ s. d.
Imprs. Wearing aparell ab't 11 10 00

His library or books as they wear apprised by

Mr. Hanford, Mr. Walker and Mr. Chancy, 54 08 06

Arms and Amonition, 2£, of plate and money

apprised as silver, i2£ is., all is at 14 07 00

Sheets g£, table linen ?,£ 6s., cupboard cloths

14s., pillow boars \£, Towels 6s 14 06 00

One pare of curtons & valances 2£, 4 yds can-
opy 7s. yer yd, i£ Ss 3 08 00

One bedstead, Curtons & valances, & beddind

at 7 00 00

One trundle bedstead & beding & bed ?,£ 5s., a

cupboard & great chest ?,£ 5s 6 10 00

One long table, carpet, & forms i£ 10s., 3 boxes

3s., 2 cups i4d 1 14 02

A looking glass, a venace glass, & an hour glass

8s., glass bottles with an old case o 11 06



WAKEMAN GENEALOGY. II9

It. 9 chairs i£ 5s, and old linen wheel 3s. 6d., 5

cushions 10s., baskit 5s 2 03 06

It. Pewter platters



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