Top Methodist Episcopal
Religious Societies - Book A
Original Index is located in the vault at the Greene County Courthouse. This document found on page 73. Transcribed by Arlene Goodwin.
State of New York County of Greene Town of CairoWe the undersigned two of the members of the Church & Congregation herein after mentioned in which divine Service is Celebrated according to the rites & Discipline of the Methodist Episcopal Church having been nominated by the majority of the members present for the purposes herein stated do hereby Certify that on the first Day of October 1853, the male persons of full age belonging to said Church & Congregation & not already incorporated did Assemble (at and adjourned meeting) pursuant to due previous notice given at the Round Top Methodist Episcopal Church where they statedly attend for divine worship in the town of Cairo in said county & did then & there elect by plurality of voices F. M. Jones, Harry Stoddard, Christian Schoonmaker, Chester Stoddard, John R. Edgerly, as Trustees of said church & Congregation to take charge, of the estate & property belonging thereto & transact all affairs relative to the temporalities thereof and the said Electors did then & there also determine by the like plurality of voices that the said Trustees & their Successors should forever thereafter be called & known by the name or title of the “Trustees of the Round Top Methodist Episcopal Church” We further Certify that on the said day & at the said place of Election we were nominated for that purpose by the majority of the members present and did therefore resided at such Election & did receive the votes of the Electors & Immediately thereafter we did make the Certificate of facts herein Stated according to the statute in such cases made & provided.
& witness our hands & seals
In presence of this first day of October 1853
Walker Lennon } Frederick M. Jones L S
Warren Titus } Harry Stoddard L S
at 1 h P.M.
J. Van Orden Clk