Joseph Dow's History of Hampton: Rev. William Pidgin's Ministry, 1796-1807
Rev. William Pidgin's Ministry, 1796-1807
The course pursued by the town appeared so objectionable to the church, that they resolved to make one more effort to arrest it, by an appeal to the Presbytery. Accordingly, at the meeting of that body for the ordination of the candidate, a remonstrance was presented, signed by about the same number of persons as the one previously presented to Mr. Pidgin. The Presbytery, however, voted in favor of ordination. The minority of the old church, seceding, constituted the Presbyterian church, of which Mr. Pidgin now became pastor.
The ordination services were performed on the 27th of January, 1796.