Congregational minutes, 1757-1769

Metadata

Title

Congregational minutes, 1757-1769

Date

1757/1769

Digital Identifier

ABHS.FBCMinutes1757-1769

Description

Congregational minute book begun in 1760, which begins with notes about meetings that occurred during the previous three years, before organized record-keeping was established, and runs to 1769. Entries include dates of meetings, members present, and business conducted. Topics include but are not limited to: disputes between church members, appointments to positions such as deacon and sexton, invitations to visiting preachers, financial gifts to the church and gifts from the church to the poor, which included firewood, coffins, and the forgiveness of burial fees in addition to financial donations, letters of dismission, applications for baptism, excommunications and restorations to membership, construction and maintenance of buildings and grounds, church purchases such as a new chalice, and the settlement of accounts with both debtors and creditors.

There is an alphabetical index of church members' names at the back of the book.

Place

Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Holding Institution

American Baptist Historical Society

Extent

1 volume

Format (Original)

Format (Digital)

tiff

Rights

http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

Language

eng

Type

Text

Thumbnail

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IIIF Manifest

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Rights Holder

American Baptist Historical Society