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Installed As Pastor

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Rev. B. F. Aldrich of the Congregational Church, Ypsilanti. Rev. B. F. Aldrich was formally installed as pastor of the Ypsilanti Congregational church on Friday last. In the afternoon the new pastor made public declaration of his religious beliefs, which were announced as satisfactory. In the evening the installation sermon was preached by Dr. Boynton, of Detroit, who was very eloquent; scriptural reading by Rev. W. C. Allen, of Pontiac; invocation by Rev. J. S. Edmonds, of Chelse; prayer of recognition by Dr. J. W. Bradshaw, of Ann Arbor; right hand of fellowship by Rev. Hanford, of Salem; charge to pastor, by Dr. Warren, of Detroit, who acted as moderator ; address to the people, Rev. Bastian Smits, of Charlotte; benediction, Rev. Aldrich. All the ministers spoke very highly of Rev. Aldrich which showed that he stands very high in the estimation of the ministers throughout the state, and was a happy endorsement of the action of the Congregationalists of Ypsilanti in calliug him to accept the pastorate there.