bMS 407

Philadelphia Universalist Convention. Records, 1789-1805.

Note: Unless otherwise indicated, the letters in this collection are letters sent to the Philadelphia Universalist Convention, usually to be read at the annual meeting.

Container List:

bMS 407/1 (1) Records of meetings and activities leading up to the first Convention, September 6, 1789-April 15, 1790.

bMS 407/1 (2) Copy of circular letter sent to Universalist societies seeking opinion on the calling of a convention, October 6, 1789. Printed in Richard Eddy, Universalism in America, Vol. 1, pp. 294-196.

bMS 407/1 (3) Letter from Universalist Society in Boston, December 6, 1789, in reply to circular letter. Signed by Shippie Townsend, John Murray, and George Richards.

bMS 407/1 (4) Letter from Universalist Church of Christ in Newbritain, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, c. May 1790.

bMS 407/1 (5) Letter from Universalists in Pilesgrove and Penns Neck, Salem County, New Jersey, c. May 1790.

bMS 407/1 (6) Letter from Universalist congregation in Frederick County, Virginia, May 1, 1790.

bMS 407/1 (7) Letter from Universalist Society in Boston, May 9, 1790.

bMS 407/1 (8) Letter from Universalists in Cohansey (Shilo), Cumberland County, New Jersey, May 23, 1790.

bMS 407/1 (9) Letter from Universalist Church in Kingwood, New JErsey, May 15, 1791.

bMS 407/1 (10) Letter from Universalist Church in Newbritain, Pennsylvania, May 15, 1791.

bMS 407/1 (11) Letter from Universalist Church in Cape May County, New Jersey, May 20, 1791.

bMS 407/1 (12) Letter from Universalist Church in Shilo, New Jersey, May 22, 1791.

bMS 407/1 (13) Letter from Universalist Church in Upper Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey, May 22, 1791.

bMS 407/1 (14) Letter from Universalist Church in Philadelphia, May 24(?), 1791.

bMS 407/1 (15) Copy of letter from James Moore, approved by the Convention, to answer an inquiry on the Convention's theory of future punichment made by Rev. Mr. Pollard of Maryland, May 28, 1791. Printed in Eddy, Universalism in America, Vol. 1, pp. 349-351.

bMS 407/1 (16) Report of committee to select and publish a collection of hymns, November 3, 1791. Includes list of hymns selected.

bMS 407/1 (17) Copy of letter from the committee to select and publish a collection of hymns to the committee of the Universalist Society in Boston, January 3, 1792.

bMS 407/1 (18) Letter from George Richards, probably to James Moore, February 25, 1792. Includes discussion of the selection of hymns fro the collection to be published by the Philadelphia Universalist Convention.

bMS 407/1 (19) Letter from Universalist Church in Upper Freehold, New Jersey, April 14, 1792.

bMS 407/1 (20) Letter from Universalist Church in Pike Run, Washington County, Pennsylvania, May 2, 1792.

bMS 407/1 (21) Letter from Universalist Church in Morgantown, Monogalia County, [West] Virginia, May 7, 1792.

bMS 407/1 (22) Letter from Universalist Society in Boston, May 12, 1792. Printed in part in Eddy, Universalism in America, Vol. 1, pp. 349-351.

bMS 407/1 (23) Letter from Universalist Church in Georges Hill, Allegania [sic] County, Maryland, May 14, 1792.

bMS 407/1 (24) Letter from Universalist Church in Kingwood, New Jersey, May 14, 1792.

bMS 407/1 (25) Letter from Universalist Society in Drummond Town, Accomack County, Virginia, May 15, 1792.

bMS 407/1 (26) Letter from Universalist Church in Pittsgrove, New Jersey, May 19, 1792.

bMS 407/1 (27) Letter from Universalist Church in Cape May, New Jersey, May 20, 1792.

bMS 407/1 (28) Letter from Universalist Church in Newbritain, Pennsylvania, May 24, 1792.

bMS 407/1 (29) Rules of government for Convention, May 25, 1792.

bMS 407/1 (30) Report to committee to select and publish a collection of hymns, c. May 25, 1792. Similar to report given in minutes in Convention Record Book.

bMS 407/1 (31) Copy of letter sent by the Convention to the Universalist Church in Georges Hill, Maryland, May 27, 1792. Printed in part in Eddy, Universalism in America, Vol. 1, pp. 386-389.

bMS 407/1 (32) Copy of letter by James Moore to the Universalist Church in Pike Run, Pennsylvania, May 27, 1792. Printed in Eddy, Universalism in America, Vol. 1, pp. 389-192.

bMS 407/1 (33) Copy of letter from Convention to Universalist Society in Boston, post-May 28, 1792.

bMS 407/1 (34) Letter from Universalist Church in Pike Run, Pennsylvania, May 6, 1793.

bMS 407/1 (35) Letter from Universalist Church in Wrightstown (Oldmans Creek), New Jersey, May 15, 1793.

bMS 407/1 (36) Letter from Universalist Church in Kingwood, New Jersey, May 15, 1793.

bMS 407/1 (37) Letter from Universalist Church in Upper Freehold, New Jersey, May 18, 1793.

bMS 407/1 (38) Letter from Universalist Church in Pittsgrove, New Jersey, May 19, 1793.

bMS 407/1 (39) Letter from Universalist Church in Cape May, New Jersey, May 20, 1793.

bMS 407/1 (40) Letter from Universalist Church in Shilo, New Jersey, May 22, 1793.

bMS 407/1 (41) Letter from Universalist Society in Philadelphia, May 22, 1793.

bMS 407/1 (42) Minutes of Convention, May 25, 27-28, 1793. Perhaps a draft of the minutes which appear in the Convention Record Book.

bMS 407/1 (43) Copy of letter to Universalist Society in Boston, post-May 25, 1793.

bMS 407/1 (44) Copy of circular letter approved by Convention, October 26, 1796.

bMS 407/1 (45) Letter from Universalist Church in Newbritain, Pennsylvania, May 20, 1798.

bMS 407/1 (46) Letter from Universalist Church in New Hanover, Brulington County, New Jersey, May 22, 1798.

bMS 407/1 (47) Letter from Universalist Church in Philadelphia, May 24, 1801.

bMS 407/1 (48) Copy of circular letter approved by Convention, May 26, 1801.

bMS 407/1 (49) Letter from Universalist Church in Plemouth [sic], Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, May 18, 1802.

bMS 407/1 (50) Letter from Universalist Church in Newbritain, Pennsylvania, May 23, 1802.

bMS 407/1 (51) Letter from Universalist Church in Philadelphia, May 23, 1802.

bMS 407/1 (52) Letter from Universalist Church in Philadelphia, May 15, 1803.

bMS 407/1 (53) Letter from Universalist Church in Newbritain, Pennsylvania, May 22, 1803.

bMS 407/1 (54) Minutes of Convention, May 25-26, 1803. Perhaps a draft of the minutes which appear in the Convention Record Book.

bMS 407/1 (55) Letter from Universalist Church in Newbritain, Pennsylvania, May 19, 1805.

bMS 407/1 (56) Letter from Universalist Church in Philadelphia, May 19, 1805.

bMS 407/1 (57) Minutes of Convention, May 25, 27, 1805. A draft, with variations, of the minutes which appear in the Convention Record Book.

Letters relating to the Universalist Church in

Philadelphia

bMS 407/1 (58) Copy of letter, in hand of James Moore, probably sent to Abner Osburn, Frederick County, Virginia, March 10, 1791. Concerns the securing of Duncan McLain, then minister in Virginia, as minister of the Universalist Church in Philadelphia.

bMS 407/1 (59) Copy of letter in hand of James Moore, probably to George Richards, March 14, 1792. Converns an effort to secure Richards as minister of the Universlaist Church in Philadelphia.