Societies - Book A
Original Index is located in the vault at the Greene County
Courthouse. This document found on page 77. Transcribed by Arlene Goodwin.
At a meeting
duly called by the first Christian Society in the Town of New Baltimore
Greene County and State of New York on the 22nd day of
November in the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight hundred and fifty five we
the Subscribers and member of said Society being
Lawfully Nominated by the Electors to preside in said meeting held for
the purpose of Electing Trustees preparatory to the Lawful Incorporation of said
Society. Do herby Certify Agreeable
to the statute in such case made and provided that , At a Meeting of the
said electors of the above mentioned Society held agreeable to lawful notice of
the New Baltimore aforesaid on the day and year above mentioned.
The following persons were duly Elected to serve as Trustees for the said
Society__ W. L. Williams, P. Searls, David Williams, and Jesse Green.
And we further Certify that the said Trustees and their successors in
office are forever to be known by the name of Trustees of the first Christian
Society in the town of New Baltimore, Greene Co. N. Y.
In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals at New
Baltimore aforesaid on the 26th day of November 1855
William P. Searls LS
State of New
Joseph Z. Hallock LS
On this the 25th day do November 1855 personally appeared
Francis H. Simmons of Greene County as Witness to the signing Sealing and
delivery to me personally known who being sworn says that he Saw the within named
William P. Serles and Joseph Z. Hallock Signed Seal and deliver and acknowledge
the within Certificate of Indenture and Purposes therein mentioned and that he
known the said William P. Searls and Joseph Z. Hallock to be the persons
described in the said Certificate of Indenture which is to me satisfactory
evidence of the said fact and the said Francis
H. Simmons further on his oath Says that he at the time of the execution
of the within Signing he name thereof as Witness I Certify according to the
Statute in Such case made and provided.
Luman Miller Justice of the
9th 1856 at 2 h P. M.}
J. A. A.
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