Draft of constitution for St. Paul's Church, circa 1960

Metadata

Title

Draft of constitution for St. Paul's Church, circa 1960

Alternative Title

St. Paul's Charter

Date

1760~

Digital Identifier

ChristChurch.StPaulCharter

Call Number

4.1.0.2

Description

In 1760 a group of congregants from Christ Church, supporters of the Rev. William McClenachan, an Anglican minister of evangelical leanings, seceded from Christ Church, and eventually formed St. Paul's.

This document is a first draft of the constitution of St. Paul's, resolving to find land to rent in Philadelphia and funds to erect a new church building. The church was to follow the principles of the Church of England. Twelve persons were to be elected trustees, with the Reverend McClenachan serving as the first minister, and "sober Reputable and Religious Persons of the Congregation" appointed to collect pew rents and tend to the church building and grounds.

Place

Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Holding Institution

Christ Church, Philadelphia PA

Extent

4 pages

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/ChristChurch.StPaulCharter/manifest

Rights Holder

Christ Church, Philadelphia PA