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These are page images from The Record of Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths, and Admissions to the Church and Dismissals Therefrom, Transcribed from the Church Records in the Town of Dedham, Massachusetts. 1638-1845. ..., edited by Don Gleason Hill, President of the Dedham Historical Society, Town Clerk, Dedham, Mass.: 1888. In particular, the images include the title page, part of the Introduction, and the first 21 pages of the Records of the First Church of Dedham, Book I. These pages cover the initial formation of the Dedham Church, including the installation of John Hunting as Ruling Elder. They were written by the hand of Rev. John Allin, the first pastor.

Title Page

Introduction: page v, page vi, page vii - by Don Gleason Hill, includes Rev. Allin's signs and abbreviations.

First Church Records: page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

First mention of John Hunting: page 7

page 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

Wife of John Hunting admitted; discussion of choosing a ruling elder: page 15

page 16, 17

Installation of John Hunting as ruling elder: page 18, 19

page 20, 21