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A Semi-Centenary Discourse delivered in The First African Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, on the Fourth Sabbath of May, 1857: With a History of the Church from its First Organization, including a Brief Notice of Rev. John Gloucester, its First Pastor

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Written by:
Rev. William T. Catto, American, 1809 - 1869  Search this
Printed by:
Joseph M. Wilson, American  Search this
Subject of:
Rev. John Gloucester, American, 1776 - 1822  Search this
First African Presbyterian Church, American, founded 1807  Search this
ink on paper, wood, and leather
H x W x D: 9 x 6 x 1/2 in. (22.9 x 15.2 x 1.3 cm)
Place made:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
This book contains the text of Reverend William T. Catto's sermon "A Semi-Centenary Discourse," and a history of the First African Presbyterian, the nation's first black Presbyterian church, founded in Philadelphia in 1807. The volume has 111 pages bound in black cloth and gilt lettering on the front cover. Inscriptions are handwritten in black ink and black crayon on the final interior page regarding former owners and givers of the book. The book also contains a biography of its founder, the formerly enslaved Reverend John Gloucester and an Appendix with information about other historically black churches in Philadelphia.
African American  Search this
Christianity  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Literature  Search this
Preaching  Search this
Presbyterian  Search this
Religion  Search this
Slavery  Search this
The Black Church  Search this
U.S. History, 1815-1861  Search this
Worship services  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture