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St. Michael's Church
Format Postcard
Description 2 pages
Language English
City, State Marblehead, MA
Denomination Episcopal Church
Subject Fine Arts
Notes Built in 1714 from materials brought from England, much of which remains intact, among which are rood, pillars, seats, etc. The curious chandelier, the gift of "John Eldredge, Esq. of ye city of Bristol, England", still illuminates the edifice on special occasions. There is a sepulchre beneath, where until recently pew owners were privileged to bury their dead. The second Rector, the Rev. David Masson, was the clergyman who married George Washington to Martha Custis, in Virginia. The present church bell which was cracked while ringing the news of the Declaration of Independence was remodelled by Paul Revere.
Collection James R. Tanis Collection of Church Postcards
Contributor Princeton Theological Seminary
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