Canton Baptist Church

Religious Societies - Book A


Original Index is located in the vault at the Greene County Courthouse. This document found on page 11. Transcribed by Arlene Goodwin.


In Pursuance of an Act of the Legislature of the State of New York entitled act to provide for the Incorporation of Religious Societies passed the 27th day of March 1801 The Members of the Baptist Society in the town of Canton convened at the Baptist Meeting house in said town on the 23rd day of March 1805 after due and Legal notification given for the purpose of forming themselves into a Society conformable to said Act, when the Subscribers were chosen to preside in said Meeting and Judge of the qualification of the Electors Do hereby Certify that Selah Lush, James Webster, Nathaniel Jacobs, John Crooker and Isaac Rundell were duly chosen Trustees and Nathaniel Jacobs was duly chosen Clerk of said Society for one year In Witness whereof we have here unto set our hands and seals the 23rd day of March 1805

Witness Nathl Jacobs
Joseph Arnold Moderator [seal]
Clark Carr[seal]

Be it remembered that on the twenty fourth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eighty hundred and five personally appeared before me Samuel Van Vechten one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for the county of Green Nathaniel Jacobs who being sworn saith that he was present at the meeting mentioned in the written Instrument and that he said Joseph Arnold and Clark Carr Executed the said Instrument by signing Sealing and delivering the _______ as the voluntary Act and Deed to and for the uses and purpose within mentioned and I have examined the same and finding no erasure, interlinations or obliterations Do allow the same to be Recorded Samuel Van Vechten

A true Copy of the original examined with the same April 24th 1805

J Bill Clk


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