1817.089: Annual Report of Benevolent Society of the Parish of St. Andrews (1817).

Published: 1817

Full Title: First annual report of the managers of the Benevolent Society of the Parish of St. Andrews.

Author: Benevolent Society of the Parish of St. Andrews.

Place Issued: Shepherdstown

Issuing Press: John N. Snider

Description: 16 pgs.; 22 cm. (12mo).


Report indicates the society's involvement in the publication of three religious tracts in its first year of operation: Sermon concerning Excellency and Usefulness of the Common Prayer (1816.117), a tract on Morning and Evening Devotions (1817.090) and a new edition of The Swearer's Prayer (1817.091); it also indicates the entire publishing project was instigated by Rev. Benjamin Allen, rector of the parish, and printed by Snider, a member of this society. Text includes catalogues for three small church libraries (Trinity Church in Shepherdstown. Thomas Toole, librarian; Zion Church in Charlestown. William Hoff, librarian; and St. John's Church in Harper's Ferry. Edward Wager, librarian), a membership list as of July 7, 1817, and the society's constitution.

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