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a mite, yet it will not be overlooked by Him who appreciates a gift
not so much by the amount bestowed, as by the willingness of the
It is contemplated, as soon as sufficient funds can be collected, to
purchase a convenient lot in the southwest part of Philadelphia, and
to erect on it a house of worship, either slight and temporary, or
substantial and permanent, accordingly as circumstances may dictate.
The public are therefore informed that within a few days, some
persons duly authorized by the people of color, and others interested
in their behalf, will begin to solicit the aid of the pious and benevo¬
lent to carry the object above stated into effect.
Resolved, That the money to be subscribed for the foregoing purpose
shall be made payable to Messrs. Robert Ralston, John M'Mullin,
and Francis Markoe, who will stand pledged to the contributors for
the faithful application of the funds to their destined object.
The subscribers, Pastors of Presbyterian churches in the city of
Philadelphia, cheerfully and cordially concur with the president and
their fellow members of the Evangelical Society, in earnestly recom¬
mending to the pious and liberal, the patronage of the design set
forth in the preceding address, of erecting another church in this
city for the accommodation and spiritual advantage of the people of
JACOB J JANEWAY,
JAMES P WILSON,
GEORGE C. POTTS.
In view of the circular being published, permit me
to remark that this congregation Avas not a Avealthy one,
there were but feAV persons in it who Avere able to con¬
tribute any very considerable amount of money. The,
larger part by far could do but little in a monetary
point of vieAV; they wanted a house of worship, and
they felt the necessity of it; they were Avilling, it is
true, to do Avhat they could, but willingness, hoAvever
commendable, is not ability. All were ardent to have