William White, "Reasons of ye Refusal of Dismissorial Letters," 1828-1830

Metadata

Title

William White, "Reasons of ye Refusal of Dismissorial Letters," 1828-1830

Date

1828/1830

Digital Identifier

ChristChurch.WilliamWhiteSermonv091

Call Number

v. 91

Description

William White (1748-1836) was born and educated in Philadelphia, and served as Rector of Christ Church and St. Peter's Church for 57 years. He also served as Chaplain of the Continental Congress, Chaplain of the Senate, the first presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church of the United States, and a long-time trustee for the University of Pennsylvania.

Dismissorial letters are testimonials written by a bishop or other qualified religious superior in support of individuals requesting to be ordained by another bishop. In this text, White provides his reasons for refusing to supply dismissorial letters to two deacons in his diocese. The bound manuscript also contains an 1829 draft letter to Bishop Hobart and an 1830 draft letter to the Standing Committee of Maryland regarding the issue

Place

Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Holding Institution

Christ Church, Philadelphia PA

Extent

21 pages

Format (Original)

Format (Digital)

tiff

Rights

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

Language

eng

Type

Text

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Rights Holder

Christ Church, Philadelphia PA