Skinner Street Congregational Church Seat Book 1803 - 1816

This book lists pew subscriptions, burial fees etc from 1803 to 1816.

It is the last of four similar account books (or 'seat books'), in all of which the church's pastor (Rev. Thomas Durant in this book) was paid from the subscriptions and fees collected (according to rules detailed in the church's Minute Book).

This seat book differs from the others in that it includes burial fees and various incidental expenses. The latter included the supply of oil for the lighting, trimming the wicks and cutting the grass. Perhaps the most interesting expense were the fees paid for 'supplying the pulpit', i.e. the fee for guest preachers. SSCC

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