Source Book and Bibliographical Guide for American Church History

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The Appointment of the Clergy

It is also enacted and confirmed, by the authority aforesaid that the vestrie of eyrie parish with the allowance of the commander & com’rs, of the county living & resideing within the said parish, or the vestrie alone in case of their non residence shall from henceforward have power, to elect and make choyce of their ministers, And he or they so elected by the commander and comr’s, or by the vestrie in case of non residence as aforesaid to be recommended and presented to the said comander and com’rs, or vestrie alone, to the Governour & so by him admitted, Provided that it shall be lawfull for the Gov’r, for the time being to elect and admit such a minister as he shall allow of in James-Citty parish, And in any parish where the Governour & his successors shall have a plantation provided he or they enjoy not that priviledge but in one parish where he or they have such a plantation. And upon the neglect or misbecomeing behaviour of the ministers or any of them, compl’t, thereof being made by the vestrie, the Governour & Council are requested so to proceed against such minister or Ministers by suspension or other punishment as they shall think fitt & the offence require. Removeall of such ministers to be left to the Grand Assembly.

Text—Hening: Statutes at Large, Vol. I. p. 242.

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