Pew rent account book, 1835-1836
The practice of renting pews was common in 19th century churches; members paid a fee for the right to occupy a particular pew every week. This bound manuscript contains the pew rentals for St. Peter’s Episcopal Church from 1835 to 1836. Each listing includes pew number, name of renter, number of seats rented, seat rate, arrears, and total paid.
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, PA
St. Peter's Episcopal Church