CHARTER OF THE AFRICAN CHURCH.
In pursuance of an Act, entitled an Act, to enable all
the religious denominations of this State to appoint Trus¬
tees, who shall be a body corporate, for the purpose of
taking care of the temporalities of their respective con¬
gregations, and for other purposes therein mentioned;
passed the 6th day of April, 1784; public notice was
given, in the African Methodist Episcopal Church (called
Zion Church) of the city of New-York, in the state of
New-York, as the aforesaid law directs: and we, the
subscribers, being nominated and appointed agreeably to
the aforesaid Act, Inspectors of an Election held in our
place of meeting, the eighth day of September, 1800, do
report and declare the following persons duly elected by
a plurality of voices, to serve as Trustees for the said
Church, viz., Francis Jacobs, George Collins, Thomas
Sipkins, George E. Moore, George White, David Bias,
Peter Williams, Thomas Cook, and William Brown;
which said persons, so elected, and their successors in
office, shall forever be styled and denominated The Trus¬
tees of the Corporation of the African Methodist Episco¬
pal Church in the city of New-York.
Given under our hands and seals, this fifth day of Feb¬
ruary, one thousand eight hundred and one.
PETER x WILLIAMS.