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Title Church: Haynes, Lemuel, 1801-1809
Creator Haynes, Lemuel
Dates of Creation 1801-1809
Scope & Content Manuscript sermon, "Observation on the nauture of Repentance," dated 1801 and 1809, together with a typed transcript; one signed letter to Rev. Elihu Smith of Castleton, 1806, regarding a difficulty in the Congregational Church at West Rutland. Also includes an engraved portrait of Haynes and a short biographical sketch.
Administrative/Biographical History Lemuel Haynes was born July 18, 1753 in Hartford, Connecticut to and died September 28, 1833 in Granville, New York. He was the son of a white mother and black father. At five months old he was indentured to a family in Granville, New York until he was 21 years old. He joined the militia at the time of the Battle of Lexington and Concrord, and volunteered for the attack on Fort Ticonderoga. He studied for the ministry, was licensed to preach in 1780, and ordained in the Congregational Church in 1785. In 1787 he was called and served for the next thirty years at the church in Rutland, the moved to Manchester, Vermont in 1818. He returned to Granville, New York were he died.
Related People Haynes, Lemuel
Smith, Elihu
Credit line Bequest of Hall Park McCullough
Catalog Number 2009.163.105.6