1774Universalist Reverand John Murray arrived in Gloucester.People and Communities, Notable People, Religion

Book 1. The Independent Christian Society of Gloucester (Universalist) Collection, Box 1, Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Gloucester, MA.
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A group of Universalist converts invited Reverend Murray to Gloucester for the first time in November when he preached several times at the First Parish Church. He returned the next month despite increasing opposition to his beliefs. Murray held services in different homes, including that of Winthrop Sargent.

Eddy, Richard. Universalism in Gloucester, Mass: An Historical Discourse on the One Hundreth Anniversary of the First Sermon of Rev. John Murray in That Town, Delivered in the Independent Christian Church, November 3, 1874: With Addresses on the Same Occasion: Notes and Appendix. Procter Brothers, 1892.
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