Minutes of the English Conference, 1743-1747

Metadata

Title

Minutes of the English Conference, 1743-1747

Alternative Title

Minutes of "the [English] Conference" of First Moravian Church of Philadelphia

Date

1743/1747

Digital Identifier

Moravian.MC_Phila_I_245

Description

This committee included the elders of the English-speaking Moravians in Philadelphia. Minutes run from September 27, 1743 to July 3, 1747, and cover a variety of topics. Disputes between the German and English members of the Philadelphia congregation were common in the early period, so management of those conflicts - as well as conflicts among the English speaking congregants, including marital disputes - is a recurrent subject. Other topics include, but are not limited to: collections to pay for church supplies, ground rent, and preachers' salaries; relations with the Quakers; visitation of the sick and care of vulnerable members; reception of new members; baptisms and love feasts; upkeep of the church building and grounds; members' travel; the desire for a school church; and a conference to bring together English and German-speaking laborers in the congregation.

Place

Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Holding Institution

Moravian Archives

Extent

144 pages

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

Moravian Archives