Vestry minutes, 1832-1852

Metadata

Title

Vestry minutes, 1832-1852

Date

1832/1852

Digital Identifier

StPeter.VestryMinutes1832-1852

Description

The vestry is the governing body of an Episcopal church; it is comprised of the rector and members of the congregation elected by other congregants.

The vestry minutes begin with a copy of the 1832 Act by the Pennsylvania legislature which separated Christ Church and St. Peter's Church into two separate entities. Minutes from the vestry meetings from 1832 to 1852 follow, containing the dates and locations of the meetings, members present, and business discussed. Topics covered include but are not limited to: the settlement of separate financial accounts following the split from Christ Church, the hiring of a new minister and assistant minister, election of vestrymen and appointment of organist and choir, purchase of a new building to house the Sunday school, collection of pew rents, improvement of burial grounds, management of the church's charity fund, and committee reports.

Place

Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Holding Institution

St. Peter's Episcopal Church

Extent

342 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

https://www.philageohistory.org/rdic-images/iiif.cfm/StPeter.VestryMinutes1832-1852/manifest

Rights Holder

St. Peter's Episcopal Church