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Cairo Calvary Protestant 
Religious Societies - Book A

Original Index is located in the vault at the Greene County Courthouse. This document found on page 52. Transcribed by Arlene Goodwin.

To all whom the presents concern

We whose names and seals are hereunto affixed do certify that in Pursuance of notice duly given according to law for that purpose at the time of divine service on the two Sunday mornings now last past, the male persons of full age belonging to the church , congregation or Society commonly called Episcopal Congregation of Cairo in the Village of Cairo in which Church Congregation or Society divine service is celebrated according to the rites of the Protestant Episcopal church in the State of New York; met at their place of worship in Cairo for the purpose of  incorporating themselves under the act Entitled “an Act to provide for the incorporation of religious societies" and the act to amend the same, at which meeting and by a majority of voices, the undersigned Rev. Ephraim Punderson being chairman and presided and the undersigned I. T. Day and Henry E. Hotchkiss were nominated to certify the proceedings of said meeting in conjunction with said chairman and by a majority of voices.  Eli Brooks and Geo. Wickes were elected church Wardens, and Ira T Day, Horace Austin, John Lennon, Amasa Matton, Henry E. Hotchkiss, Hiram Hine, Wm. C. Howe, Harlow Hine were elected Vestryman of said church; and on Monday of the week called Easter week, was in like manner fixed on which the said office of church Wardens and Vestrymen shall annually thereafter cease and their successors officers chosen and the name of the title of “The Rector, church wardens and Vestrymen of Calvary Church in the Village of Cairo”  was in like manner fixed on and agree to as that by which the said church, congregation or society shall be known in law.

                       In Testimony whereof we that said Ira T. Day and Henry E. Hotchkiss together with the undersigned  Rev. Ephraim Punderson have here unto subscribed our names and affixed our seals this thirteenth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and thirty two.

Singed and sealed                                               Ephraim  Punderson   LS
In presence of                                                       Ira T. Day   LS  
Amasa Keith                                                        Henry E. Hotchkiss   LS  
Herman H. Smith

On the 5 day of September in the year of our Lord 1832 before me Perkins King on of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for the county of Greene personally appeared Amasa Keith one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing instrument who being duly sworn did depose and say the he was present and saw Ephraim Punderson, Ira T Day & Henry E. Hotchkiss whose names and seals are affixed to the foregoing certificate sign and seal the same and that the deponent together with Herman H. Smith did in their presence and at their request subscribe the same as witnesses,

Sworn and subscribed this                                                 Amasa Keith
5th day of September 1832  
Perkins King Judge aforesaid  

Recorded September 12th 1832  
William V. B. Heermance Clerk

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