1765The members of Second Parish voted on seating at the church for enslaved people.People and Communities, African American History, Religion

Second Parish Records, 1716-1803. Second Parish Records, Box 1, Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Gloucester, MA.
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At the April 29 meeting, parishioners in West Gloucester voted “that those persons that have Negroes have the privilege over the stairs in each gallery and build the seats on their own cost and charge for their Negroes to let in.” (Second Parish Records)

Second Parish Records 1718-1803. The Second Parish Records Collection, Box 1, Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Gloucester, MA.
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