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Catskill African Methodist 
Religious Societies - Book A

Original Index is located in the vault at the Greene County Courthouse. This document found on page 96. Transcribed by Arlene Goodwin.

The male members of full age of The African Methodist Episcopal Church of Catskill, assembled at the place where they statedly attend for Divine worship in Catskill, Greene County, N Y on this 22nd day of March 1869 and by plurality of votes elected as Trustees of said church the following discreet persons as and for the Trustees of said Church, to take the charge of the estate of property belonging there to & to transact all affairs relating to the temporalities there of.  Viz:  John Comitier, John Goetchius, Francis Hallenbeck, Jasper Jackson, Henry Robertsen, James L. Wheeler, Lion B. W. Freeman, Samuel Perse & Nelson Benton. Before proceeding  to such election there being no Elders or Wardens of said church.  James Wheeler & Henry Robertsen two of the members of said Church were nominated by a majority of the members present to preside at such meeting and election as provided by statute, and we the undersigned James Wheeler & Henry Robertsen, so elected to preside at such election did preside at such election, receive the votes of the Electors and Judged of the qualifications of the Electors and  that the above named persons were elected Trustees as above stated. We further certify  that the minister of said Church being absent & there being Elders or Deacons, Wardens or Vestryman of said Church, a member of said Church publicly notified the congregation of said Church of the time when & the place where such Election would be held, fifteen days before the day of holding such Election, which notice was given for two successive Sabbaths, in which such Church statedly met for public worship preceeding the day of such election, and that such Election was held at the time and place mentioned in such notice.

The said Trustees  & their successors in office shall forever hereafter be called & Known by the name of "The Trustees of African Methodist Episcopal Church of Catskill.  In Witness where of, we the above named James Wheeler & Henry Robertsen have hereunto set our hands and seals the Twenty-second day of March  one thousand Eight hundred & Sixty nine.

In presence of              }                     James   X   Wheeler  LS
R. W. Watson              }                                Mark

                                                              Henry Robertsen  LS

State of New York       }
Greene County            } ss    On this First day of April one thousand and eight hundred and sixty nine, before me personally came James Wheeler and Henry Robertsen to me known to be the individuals described in and who executed the foregoing instrument and who severally acknowledged that they executed the same

                                                              William Salisbury
                                               Justice of the Peace

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