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Catskill First Reformed Dutch
Religious Societies - Book A

Original Index is located in the vault at the Greene County Courthouse. This document found on page 55. Transcribed by Arlene Goodwin.

Catskill March 18th  1833

We the subscribers Elders and Deacons of the First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Catskill being duly assembled, do certify whomsoever it may concern: that by leave of the proper Ecclesiastical authority, we have assumed the Title of the “First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Catskill” and  according to the Statute in such case made and provided, will be known and distinguished in law, as a body corporate by that title. In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hand and seals the day and year above written


Signed and Sealed                                 Peter T. Mesick    LS
In the                                                       Wm. Van Bergan   LS
Presence of                                             Casparus Benham  LS
John Fiero
Isaac N Wyckoff                                     John A Overbagh     LS                 


                                                                  Frederick Overbagh  LS 
William Cater 
                                                                  Jacob Van Valkenburgh   LS                 

State of New York  Greene County  SS   on this 27th day of March 1833 before me the Subscriber a commissioner of deeds in the County of Greene  appeared Isaac N. Wyckoff residing in  the town of Catskill in the town of Greene with whom I am personally acquainted who being by me duly sworn deposes that he reside in the said town of Catskill that the he saw Peter T Mesick  William Van Bergen  Casparus Benham John Fiero  John A. Overbagh  Frederick Overbagh  William Cater & Jacob Van Valkenburgh execute the above instrument that the subscribed his name thereto as a witness & that he knew the persons aforesaid to be the persons described in and who executed the above instrument.           

                                                                                 Lewis Benton

Recorded March 27, 1833  at 9 OC PM  W. V. B. Heermance  Clerk

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