First Reformed Presbyterian Church Case
Excerpt from First Reformed Presbyterian Church Case: Commonwealth, Ex Rel; Gordon, Et Al Vs; Williams, Et Al;; A History of the Case, the Pleadings, the Arguments of the Counsel for the Defendants, and the Charge of Mr. Justice WilliamsThe First Reformed Presbyterian Congregation in the City of Philadelphia, was organized about the year 1800, incorporated on 19th March, 1816, under the Act of 6th April, 1791, and has from its organization been connected with the Reformed Presbyterian Church. Since 1854 the congregation has occupied a church building situate on the East side of Broad Street, below Spruce Street, which building had been erected at a cost of $65,720.24, $12,883.25 of which had been realized from the sale of another church formerly owned by the congregation, and more than $47,000 of which had been contributed by those who now adhere to the Defendants in the suit, or was collected by them from their friends without the congregation.In 1868, on the first Monday of January, the charter day for the election of Trustees, there were two tickets in the field, the one having the names of Messrs. Ray, Graham, Johnston, Kerr, Williams, Walker, and McBride, representing the Defendants' party, and the other, having the names of Messrs. Young, Biggerstaff, Taylor, Gordon, and James Stewart, representing the Relators' party, together with Messrs. Graham and Johnston, who were therefore, nominated by both parties. As each voter deposited his ballot, he gave his name to the Tellers, who noted it."At the conclusion of the balloting, and previous to the report of the Tellers, it was on motion ordered that the votes polled remain in the custody of the Tellers until the lists of the parties voting be submitted to the Session and Board of Trustees for their examination, in order to ascertain whether all the votes cast were legal, protests against certain votes having been entered during the progress of the balloting, and no certificates of election to be given until it had been ascertained that no illegal votes had been cast. Several other motions were offered touching the question, but were afterwards withdrawn.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.