Parsons, Moses. Sermon

Collection History

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Rev. Moses Parsons of Gloucester graduated from Harvard in 1736 and was ordained in 1744, taking up ministry of the Byfield Parish Church in what is now Newbury, Massachusetts and serving until his death in 1783. Three of his sermons were published in print during his lifetime. Presented here are Rev. Parsons's handwritten notes for a sermon on Galatians 6:3, dated July 27, 1746.

The original manuscripts in this collection are owned by our project partners, the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Further information about the collection can be found in the NEHGS catalog.


Digital Materials

Sermon, 1746

These handwritten notes are for a single sermon on Galatians 6:3. Dates and locations of preaching are noted at the end of the document as well as the verse text: "For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself". The sermon was first preached by Rev. Parsons at Byfield on the 27th of July, 1746.


Related Materials

Byfield, Mass. Byfield Parish Church, 1709-1845


Special Thanks

These digital resources have been made possible in part by the Council on Library and Information Resources, through a Digitizing Hidden Collections grant.

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