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Minutes of the Vestry of St. Paul's Parish, Chowan Precinct
St. Paul's Parish (Chowan Precinct)
June 30, 1702
Volume 01, Page 558

[From the Vestry Book of St. Paul's Parish, Chowan Precinct.]

At a Vestry holden the 30th of June 1702 at the house of Thomas Gilliam
Present:
Col William Wilkinson
Capt Thomas Leuten
Capt Thomas Blount
Wm Duchenfield Esq.
Mr Edward Smithwick
Mr Nicholas Crisp
Mr Wm Banbury
Mr James Long.
Nathl Chevin.

In obedience to a late act of Assembly made in March last impowering the Vestry of each precinct to provide a standard for weights & measures and it being debated how the said weights and measures be procured—agreed—

That the Church Wardens shall use their utmost endeavour by the first convenience to send for weights and measure as the law directs.

And agree with some person for that purpose at as cheap a rate as possible and also one fair and large book of common Prayer, and the Book of Homilies.

Ordered that the Church Wardens shall agree with and pay the collector or collectors for collecting the precinct Levies.

And then the meeting broke up.