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Joint Comm. on Parishes and Religious Societies. Report, 1831
SEE ALSO 51944 Senate No. 25 A Joint Committee studied many petitions about who was or was not a member of a parish or religious society, the need
for a law for the management of funds, and what about taxing pews. The Committee offered An Act in further addition to ... an act respecting public
worship and religious freedom, 1831. No one could join a parish or society unless the group accepted him; the person had to accept the burdens and
privileges of membership. When one reached age of majority, one joined the parish or society of one's parents. Anyone qualified to vote in their town
was qualified to vote in their parish. The assessors of the parish had to prepare a list of members and post it before the organization's annual
meeting. Any parish or society that had money should have a Board of Trustees to manage it. When a parish set its annual budget, it also should decide
its pew tax. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the Massachusetts State Library).
Title:   The committee of both Houses, on parishes and religious societies, to whom was referred the petition of Bernard Green and others, praying that a remedy may be provided by law, for the interruption and delay, occasioned in parish meetings, by the discussion of the qualifications of persons, claiming a right to vote : and whose claims are decided by moderator, without proper evidence, and under great responsibility ...
OCLC Number:   1393031895
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