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Minutes of the Vestry of St. Paul's Parish, Chowan County
St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Edenton, N.C.). Vestry
June 19, 1776
Volume 10, Page 612

[From the Vestry Book of St. Paul's Parish]
Proceedings of a Vestry meeting in St. Paul's Parish on 19th June, 1776.

Be it remembered that the Freeholders of St. Paul's Parish met the Sheriff at the Court House in Edenton on Monday the 8th of April, then & there pursuant to an Act of Assembly did Elect the following Persons to serve as Vestry men for one year (agreeable to resolve of the Provincial Congress held at Halifax the 2d April and Qualified agreeable thereto) Vizt: Thomas Bonner, Wm Boyd, Thomas Benbury, Jacob Hunter, John Beasley, Wm Bennett, Wm Roberts, Richd Hoskins, David Rice, Aaron Hill, Pelatiah Walton, Wm Hinton.

We, the Subscribers, professing our Allegiance to the King and acknowledging the Constitutional executive power of Government do solemnly profess, testify and declare that we do absolutely believe that neither the Parliament of Great Britain nor any Member or constituent Branch thereof have a right to impose Taxes upon these Colonies to regulate the internal Policy thereof; and that all attempts by Fraud or Force to establish and exercise such claims & Powers are Violations of the Peace and Security of the People and ought to be resisted to the utmost, and that the People of this Province, singly and collectively, are bound by the Acts and Resolutions of the Continental and the Provincial Congresses because in both they are freely represented by persons chosen by themselves, and we do Solemnly and Sincerely promise and engage under the Sanction of Virtue, Honor and the Sacred Love of Liberty and our Country, to Maintain & Support all and every, the Acts, Resolutions & Regulations of the said Continental & Provincial Congresses to the utmost of our power and ability. In Testimony whereof we have hereto set our hands, this 19th of June, 1776.

RICHd HOSKINS
DAVID RICE
AARON HILL
PELATIAH WALTON
Wm HINTON
THOS. BONNER
Wm BOYD
THOS. BENBURY
JACOB HUNTER
JOHN BEASLEY
WILLm BENNETT
WILLIAM ROBERTS.