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Resolution of the Convention of Congregational Ministers


At the Convention of the Ministers of the Massachusetts-Bay, June 1, 1775:

The Convention, taking into consideration the method of furnishing the Army with Chaplains, agreeably to the offer they have made to the honourable Congress, think it most expedient that a sufficient number of persons should be chosen out of their members by the Officers of the Army, to officiate statedly, rather than by quick rotation in that character; and the Convention depend that the parochial duties of those Ministers who shall serve in the Army, will be performed by their brethren in the vicinity.

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