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Reflections on the remonstrance sent to Mr. Clark & Mr. Edwards, copied in the hand of Ebenezer Pomeroy, in Jonathan Edwards's hand on verso: Retractions of Northampton People

From: Jonathan Edwards collection

Reflections on the remonstrance sent to Mr. Clark & Mr. Edwards, copied in the hand of Ebenezer Pomeroy, in Jonathan Edwards's hand on verso: Retractions of Northampton People

From: Jonathan Edwards collection

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Reflections on the Remonstrance Sent to Mr. Clark and Mr. Edwards" Reflections on Remonstrances
Other Creator: Edwards, Jonathan, 1703-1758
Date: [After 1751 May 15]
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Abstract:
This is a copy of a document, drawn up for Edwards sometime in late 1751 (certainly after the council of May 15) by Ebenezer Pomeroy, Jr., clerk of the Northampton church. It contains retractions by the Northampton Church Committee from statements made in its original "Remonstrance" against Edwards and his followers upon the effort to found a second church in town. The address apparently was made to an individual (probably Rev. Thomas Prince of Boston, moderator of the council) or a council; the "Reflections" refers to the head negotiator as "Sir" and one acquainted with "those breathren by whose procuremt. we Suppose you are here," that is, Edwards’ adherents or, more specifically, Edwards and Col. Timothy Dwight, leader of the dissidents. While we do not have the original Remonstrance, we can deduce its content from this and other documents (e.g. the Petition of the Minority and the Northampton Church Committee’s Report on it). Among other things, the committee charged Dwight with threatening to block efforts to settle a new pastor of the first church if Edwards was not allowed to be installed over a second church, and it charged Edwards with complicity. The Church Committee does moderate some of its statements here, but they do not back down on the essential points of their opposition and criticism of Edwards and Dwight.
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3 l. ; 20 cm.
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Series III. Church papers
Box:
Box 23
Folder:
Folder 1351
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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Object ID: 10907703
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