The Resource 1870-1889
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- Dorcas Society Minutes, 21 December 1870-4 December 1876, 7 January 1878-16 September 1878, and 7 February 1887. These minutes are primarily concerned with the clothing of poor children in Lynchburg and includes lists of the children clothed for 1870-1873. Also includes a membership list of the society for 1871 (p. 3). There are no minutes for 1877. (Accession 21418a)
- Dorcas Society Memorandum book, 1887-1889, containing notations made by an officer of the Dorcas Society as to the money collected and disbursed, letters set, and reports made under the auspices of the Society. (Accession 21418b)
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- This congregation was formed from Third Street Methodist Meeting House in 1850 when enough money had been raised to construct a new building. The church was first called Fourth Street Station until Fourth Street became Court Street. The Dorcas Society was a women's organization whose purpose was home missions under the sponsorship of the church. For more information see, COURT STREET METHODIST CHURCH, 1851-1951: A HISTORY . . . , Alfred A. Kern, 1951.
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