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Athens First Baptist
Religious Societies - Book A

Original Index is located in the vault at the Greene County Courthouse. This document found on page 53. Transcribed by Arlene Goodwin.

We do hereby certify that on Tuesday Evening Dec 11th 1832 there was a regular meeting held in the Village of Athens Greene Co. N Y at the Kings  school house – notice thereof having been given fifteen days and upon two successive Sundays previous – to the Baptist Church and Congregation for the purpose of electing three trustees as provided for by law  - see revised statutes Vol 3 page 294 – whereupon the following members of said church were successively declared duly elected Vis  Ethan S. Fox, John Sanderson and Henry Delanoy – after which the said trustees elect drew for their rotation in office where it was found that John Sanderson should stand for three years,  Ethan S. Fox for two years and Henry Delanoy for one year. It is also understood that the name or title  of the said trustees or their successor4s may forever be known by the “The First Babtist Church and Congregation of Athens".  

                                                                         W. Richards LS              Returning 
William I. Coffin  LS        Officers

State of New York
Greene County   SS   Be it remembered that on the fifth day of January A. D. 1833  personally appeared before me William Tolley one of the Judges of the County Courts for said County of Greene.  William Richards and William J. Coffin to me well known to be the same persons who executed the within Certificate of Election and who severally acknowledged, that they signed, sealed and delivered the same as their free and voluntary act and deed for the uses and purposes therein mentioned  and I having examined the same and finding therein no material alternations or erasures do allow the same to be Recorded  

                                                                                     Wm.  Tolley

Recorded Dec 25 1832  at 1 OC PM
William V B. Heerance  Clk

Acknowledgement recorded 22 Jan 1833  W. V. B. Heermance Clk

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