Sunday, January 5, 2014

Church Record Sunday: Church at Brentsville

Alexandria Gazette
June 28, 1871

CHURCH AT BRENTSVILLE, PRINCE WILLIAM CO., VA -- I am requested to inform your readers that a delegation of ladies from this village will visit your city some day this week fully authorized to solicit contributions from your liberal people to aid in the erection of a church proposed to be built here.  A festival will be held on the Court green, here Monday next, by the ladies, the proceeds of which will be appropriated to the above named purpose.  The Hotel proprietors in the place have very generously declined furnishing any dinner that day, so that the ample repast spread by the ladies may be enjoyed by all.  Every delicacy the season affords will be procured.

It is hoped your merchants and citizens generally will lend these ladies a helping hand and contribute liberally to the object they have in view.  The church will be free to white ministers of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, Presbyterian, Episcopal, the New and both branches of the Old School Baptist church.

Brentsville, Va., June 27

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