Religious Societies - Book A
Original Index is located in the vault at the Greene County Courthouse. This document found on page 12. Transcribed by Arlene Goodwin.
We Daniel Sayre and Peter Halsey two of the members of the Presbyterian Church of Acre Elected by plurality of voice, to have an Election for Trustees of the said Church and Society to all to whom it may concern Do certify and make known that pursuant to an Act of the Legislature of the State New York Entitled an Act to Enable all the Religious Denominations in the State to appoint trustees Who shall be a body corporate for the purpose of taking care of the temporality of the respective congregation and for other purposes therein mentioned The male persons of full age belonging to Presbyterian Church and Society of Acre D D assemble and meet together on the fifteenth day of October in the year of our Lord One thousand and Seven hundred and ninety nine at the meeting house at which stated by attended for Divine worship For the purpose of the electing Trustees for the said Church The congregation of the said Church having been publicly notified of the time and place of such meeting previous thereto in the manner prescribed in & by the said Act And that the said male persons belonging to the said Church and Society Did then and there determine that three trustees should be appointed to take charge of the Estate and property belonging to the said church and to transact all affair Relative to the temporality of the said Church and Congregation And that the Stile of the Trustees of the said Church should be the trustees of the Presbyterian Church Society _______ or the same and title by which the said trustees shall forever her after be called distinguished and known And that there upon on the same day and year and place above mentioned and election was held for electing such trustees and Daniel Sayre Jonathan Nickerson and David Reed were by a plurality voices elected Trustees of the said Church and Society In witness whereof we have here unto set our hand and seal the Day and year first above written
Daniel Sayre LS
Peter Halsey LS
Witness to signing Peter Halsey, Uzal Cory
Be it remembered that on the twenty third Day of December in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and ninety nine, Personally appeared before me Leonard Bronk one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for the County of Albany the within named Daniel Sayre and Peter Halsey who severally acknowledged that they had executed the within Instrument by signing sealing and delivering the same as their voluntary Act and Deed to ____for the uses and purposes therein mentioned And Do certify that I have satisfactory evidence that the said Daniel Sayre & Peter Halsey are the same persons described in and who executed the within Instrument by the oath of Uzal Cory Esq with whom I am well acquainted who being Duly sworn Deposeth and saith that he is well acquainted with the said Daniel Sayre and Peter Halsey and know them to be such persons and I having examined said Instrument finding no erasures, interlurations or obliterations do allow the same to be recorded
Recd and Recorded 7th June 1805. 10 A. M.
J. Bill Clk
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