[IMAGE CAPTION] Donation letters of Artemas Ward and John Davis of 1834, courtesy Arlington Street Church, Records, 1730-1979, Andover-Harvard Theological Library of Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Both Artemas Ward Jr. (1762-1847) and Judge John Davis (1761-1847) were active participants of the church, serving as proprietors and on various committees.
Ward, a Harvard-educated lawyer, was the son of patriot and general Artemas Ward (1727-1800). He served as a member of the Massachusetts Senate and nationally in the House of Representatives. He was a Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas from 1821-39.
John Davis (1761-1847) was the youngest member of the Massachusetts Convention to sign the Federal Constitution which was ratified at the Church at Long Lane. Dartmouth-educated Davis served as a member of the House and Senate of Massachusetts, and was appointed by George Washington as Comptroller of the Currency. John Adams appointed him a judge of the district court of Massachusetts, a position he held for forty years.