[IMAGE CAPTION] Daniel Denison Rogers donation letter of 1805, courtesy Arlington Street Church, Records, 1730-1979, Andover-Harvard Theological Library of Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Daniel Denison Rogers (1751-1825), a merchant born in New Hampshire, acquired extensive property in Boston, on Beacon Hill. Rogers was related by marriage to artist J. S. Copley, and his house is noted in Copley's letter of January 21, 1796: "Mr. Rogers and his lady now inhabit their new house: a spacious brick dwelling, two rooms only on a floor in the main house; the kitchen forms a wing." Rogers was a longstanding member of the Federal Street Church. He served on various committees, including one to install Rev. Channing as minister. In 1805 he donated three silver dishes "In the hope that our Members may have continual additions, under the excellent Ministry of our Beloved Pastor."