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Subject: 1st Five Churches in the Mass. Bay Colony
Date: Sat, 14 Aug 1999 22:28:44 EDT
Subj: 1st Five Churches in the Mass. Bay Colony
Source: History of Lynn, MA by Lewis
The church at Lynn was the fifth in Massachusetts.
The first church
was gathered at Salem, 6 Aug., 1629; the second at Dorchester,
in June, 1630; the third at Charlestown, 30 July, 1630, and re-
moved to Boston; the fourth at Watertown on the same day;
and the fifth at Lynn, 8 June, 1632. The first meeting-house
was a small plain building, without bell or cupola, and stood
on the northeastern corner of Shepard and Summer streets.