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Palenville Union
Religious Societies - Book A

Original Index is located in the vault at the Greene County Courthouse. This document found on page 100. Transcribed by Arlene Goodwin.

State of New York and County of Greene

We the undersigned, two of the members of the Church or congregation hereinafter mentioned, do hereby certify, that on the fourteenth day of October instant, the male person, of full age, belonging to a church in which divine worship is celebrated according to the rites of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and of other orthodox denominations, and which is not already incorporated, met, at the place of public worship heretofore occupied by the said Church or congregation, at Palenville, in the town of Catskill, in said County, for the purpose of incorporating themselves and did then and there elect, by plurality of voices Ornan Peck, Samuel I. Griffin, Egbert Bogart, William D. Post and John Goodwin, as trustees for the said church, and the said persons did then and there also determine, by the like plurality of voices, that the annual meeting, of said church or congregation for the election of officers, be held on the second Saturday evening of October, of each year, and that the said trustees and their successors should forever hereafter be called and Known by the name or title of “The Trustees of the Union Church of Palenville”   Witness our hands and seals this fourteenth day of October 1871.

In the presence of  }                                         James H. Van Gelder  LS
William S. Post    }                                         Samuel I. Griffin   LS

On this 13th day of Nov 1871, personally appeared before me William S. Post, to me known, who being by me duly sworn did depose and say, that he resides in the Town of Catskill, in said county, that he is acquainted with James H. Van Gelder, and Samuel I. Griffin, and knows them to be the persons who executed the above certificate, that he was present and saw them and each of them sign, seal and execute the same, and that they each and every one of them acknowledged the execution thereof to him, whereupon he became the subscribing witness thereto.

                                                                            Charles H. Teal
Notary Public

Recorded January 22nd 1873  h 11 A. M.

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