d.13 Jul 1812 Warwick, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
Facts and Events
Second minister of the Congregational Church of Warwick, preceded by Rev. Lemuel Hedge who d.17 Oct 1777, succeeded by Rev. Preserved Smith, ordained 12 Oct 1814. Tablet erected by the town of Warwick over his grave:
Rev. Samuel Reed
He had strong powers of mind; was bold in defense of the truth; severe against wickedness; mild towards the humble; pitiful to the distressed; affectionate towards his friends.
Frank and sincere in all his professions; rational and fervent in his piety; faithful in his pastoral duties.
He taught the Christian doctrine in its simplicity and truth; he maintained the freedom of the human mind, the unchangeable obligations of moral duty, the impartial justice of God, and future retribution.
Under the vital impression of this faith, he felt, and communicated the cheering entertainments of life, and enjoyed the richest solace and triumph in death.