Vestry minutes, Christ Church and St. Peter's Church, v. 2, 1761-1784

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Title

Vestry minutes, Christ Church and St. Peter's Church, v. 2, 1761-1784

Date

1761/1784

Description

These minutes begin with the establishment of the United Churches of Christ-Church and St. Peter's. This volume contains minutes from the Vestry meeting of July 4, 1776, when the Vestry resolved at the onset of the American Revolution: "Whereas the Honorable Continental Congress have resolved to declare the American Colonies to be free and independent States, In consequence of which it will be proper to omit those Petitions in the Liturgy wherein the King of Great Britain is prayed for, as inconsistent with the said Declaration. Therefore Resolved, that it appears to this Vestry to be necessary for the peace and well-being of the Churches to omit the said Petitions, and the Rector and Assistant Ministers of the United Churches are requested in the Name of the Vestry and their Constituents to omit such petitions as are above mentioned." (p. 338)

Place

Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Collection

Christ Church Archives

Format (Original)

Extent

1 volume, 459 pages

Format (Digital)

tiff

Rights

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

Language

eng

Type

Text

Identifier

ChristChurch.MinuteBooks_v2

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Rights Holder

Christ Church