George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 9 September 1768]

9. Proceeded to the Meeting of our Vestry at the New Church and lodgd at Captn. Edwd. Paynes.

The “New Church,” built for the vestry by Edward Payne to serve the upper part of Truro Parish, was about 12 miles north-northwest of Colchester. Although the building was not quite finished at the time of this meeting, the vestrymen, “understanding that it is the general Desire of the People in this part of the Parish to have the Church received,” voted four to three to open it for use, GW voting with the majority (Truro Vestry Book, 131, DLC).

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