RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoMS 2576
Extent32 ff.
DescriptionCopies of papers concerning the establishment of episcopacy in America:
- Minutes of a select committee of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel for the establishment of bishops in America, 1712-18 (ff. 1-20);
- Terms of a broadsheet proposed by Thomas Sherlock, Bishop of London, to the Board of the S.P.G. for the removal of fears about the introduction of episcopacy, and minute of special meeting to consider the same, April-May 1750 (ff. 21-2);
- Address of loyalty by Jeremiah Leaming, John Sayre, and George Panton, on behalf of the clergy of the Church of England within the British Lines at New York, to William Tryon, governor of New York, 15 December 1780 (ff. 29-30);
- Minute of a committee for an American episcopate, appointed 16 May 1777 (f. 31).
PhysicalDescriptionOld label '19'.
CopiesMicrofilm: Lambeth Palace Library MS Film 776

Available from World Microfilms Publications:
Lambeth Palace Library: Miscellaneous American Material. Reel 5 (with MSS. 2444 & 2589).
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RelatedMaterialSee also MS. 2589.
PublnNoteUsed in Robert G.Ingram, 'Religion, Reform and Modernity in the Eighteenth Century: Thomas Secker and the Church of England', Studies in Modern British Religious History, 17 (The Boydell Press, 2007) [Lambeth Palace Library H5198.SI6]

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