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Coxsackie Protestant Episcopal
Christ's Church
Religious Societies - Book A

Original Index is located in the vault at the Greene County Courthouse. This document found on page 71. Transcribed by Arlene Goodwin.

To all whom these presents may come & whose names and Seals are affixed to this instrument do hereby certify that one the 9th day of May in the  year one thousand eight hundred fifty three, the male persons of full age worshipping in the building formerly occupied by the Baptist Society and owned by Ambrose Baker in the town of Coxsackie State of New York  in which congregation divine worship celebrated according to the rites of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the State of New York and not already incorporated, met at the place of worship aforesaid for the purpose of incorporating themselves as a religious Society under the acts of the Legislature of the State of New York and in  pursuance of  Notice duly given to the said congregation in the time of Morning service on two Sundays previous to such meeting that the male persons of full age belonging to said Congregation would meet at the time and place aforesaid, for the purpose of incorporating themselves and Electing two church Wardens and eight Vestryman, and we further Certify that the  Rev. Jonathan Coe, Missionary at Athens and Coxsackie presided at said meeting and we further Certify that at the said meeting Henry B. Peck and Abraham H. Knapp were duly Elected Wardens of the said Congregation and Church and Henry Green, Frederick G. Deming, Edwin W. Baker, William Burt, Lucius F. Botsford, & Wm. Stevens, Olney F. Wright and Frederick W. Hoffman were duly Elected Vestrymen; that Monday of Ester week was by the said meeting fixed on as the day on which the said officers of church Wardens and Vestrymen Should annually  thereafter cease and their successors in office be chosen; and that the said meeting determined and declared that the said church and Congregation should be know in law by the name of the Rector Church Wardens and Vestrymen of Christ Church in the town of Coxsackie in the County of Green  In testimony where of we the said  Jonathan Coe who presided at the said releation of Wardens and Vestrymen and Henry Green and Frederick W. Hoffman who were present and witnessed the proceedings aforesaid have hereunto Subscribed our names and affixed our Seals their 16th day of May in the year of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred and fifty three.

Signed and Sealed in       }                           Jonathan Coe  L S
Presence of                        }                           Henry Greene  L S
Horace Hart                      }                            F. W. Hoffman   L S
H. B. Peck                         }

State of New York      }
Greene County            }   ss   Jonathan Coe being duly Sworn doth depose and say that the within notice was publicly read in the time of morning services on Sunday the 1st day of May and Sunday the 8th day of May the year 1853 to the Congregation worshipping win the lat Baptist church in the town of Coxsackie in Said County according to the rites of the Protestant Episcopal Church

Sworn and Subscribed before me                     Jonathan Coe
This 16th day of May 1853

Garrett G. Heermance     Justice of the Peace

State of New YorkGreene County       it is herby certified that on this sixteenth day of May in the year one thousand Eight hundred and fifty three  Jonathon Coe, Henry Greene and Frederick W. Hoffman appeared before me a Justice of the peace of the town of Coxsackie  County of Greene and Severally acknowledged  that they had respectfully signed and sealed the written instrument  and I further Certify that the said persons who made the said acknowledgement are to me personally known to be the same Individuals described in and who executed the said instrument.

                                                     Garret G. Heermance   Justice of Peace

Recorded  May 31st  1853  at 2 h P. M.
Wm. H. Van Orden, Dep. Clk

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