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Michigan

Macomb County

With singing and benediction the morning exercises were closed. AFTERNOON EXERCISES.
The people in enhanced numbers assembled in the afternoon, when there was promised a still more interesting and popular programme, as the history of the church, with many stirring reminiscences was to be passed in review. After devotional exercises and singing, the Rev. P. R. Hurd, D. D., so long the laborious and useful pastor of the church, delivered an address on " Reminiscences of Romeo Congregational Church." We give herewith a summary of this address:
DR. HUrD'S ADDRESS.
- After some appropriate remarks upon the occasion of the semi-centennial, Dr. Hurd said: "Something ought to be said as to the beginning of this church-life, which has survived so long, and which is so healthy and vigorous today, and something of the man through whose agency it was brought into being. " In 1824, when this now great and wealthy Peninsular State was yet in its infancy, with but few inhabitants, with scarcely an organized church except the Roman Catholic, or an ordained minister of the gospel,

Early Macomb County


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