Rev. Mc Lean and they united their religious interests
under the banner of Associate Presbyterianism. The call was made
out in the fall of 1801 and was carried on horseback to a meeting of presbytery,
where it was accepted on New Year's day, 1802. The bounds of the
charge at this time included Shenango, Sandy and Salem - now
Greenville. The following interesting paper urging the call was
presented to the presbytery.
the undersigned subscribers, members of Shenango and Sandy
pray that this
presbytery would sustain that call and put it into the hands of that candidate
for whom it was brought forward, and adopt every legal measure for
hastening his settlement among us as our case needs the greatest
attention. The enemies of Christ's cross are numerous in the place
where God, in His Prudence, has cast our lot. And we are deprived of
what we consider a pure dispensation of Gospel ordinances, dispersed among
us in a stated way, all which we conceive very distressing to each who
desire to follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth.
sum we engage to pay annually for the labors of Rev.
Daniel McLean is one hundred and thirty-five pounds, Pennsylvania
currency, as witness our hands this 28th day of December in the
year of our Lord, one thousand eighth hundred one."
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