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144    NEW    YORK    STATE    GAZETTEER.

last Tuesday in May. This denomination has organizations in 32 States and Territories, in 19 of
which State Conventions are held. It has 4 educational, 9 missionary, 1 tract, and 4 Sunday
school associations, 1 relief fund, and 1 book and newspaper establishment,—all of which are of a
State character. It has 85 associations, 1,334 churches or societies, 913 church edifices, 655
preachers; 18 periodicals, and 9 institutions of learning.

Tlie Wesleyan Methodists.1 This denomination in the United States was formed by
seceders from the M. E. Church, May, 1843.

Besides these, there are churches in the State known as Bethels, Evangelical, German Evangelical
Reformed, Jewish, Calvinistic Methodists, German Methodists, Moravians, French Evangelical
Fresbyterian, Protestant Community of Inspiration, Second Advent, True Dutch, Free, and Union,
numbering in the aggregate a large number of church edifices and communicants.2

RELIGIOUS, LITERARY, AM) BENEVOLENT SOCIETIES.

Societies of a religious, humane, and benevolent character began to be formed in considerable
numbers about 1822-25. The objects of these societies enlisted the co-operation of members of the
different religious denominations and of other philanthropic persons, and annual meetings were
held in New York for the several objects.    
*

The time of meeting has been usually in the second week in May, and the appointments were
so made that the same persons could attend several of them in succession. These societies have
become numerous, and “Anniversary week” thus becomes a season of interest to thousands. The
assembling of so large a number of persons from distant sections of the Union has led reformers
of every degree to appoint the anniversary meetings of their societies at the same time and place;
and there is scarcely a society for the promotion of religion, morality, charity, or civil and social
reform that is not thus annually brought to public notice, its operations exhibited, and its
claims ilrged.

The societies exclusively under the control of a single denomination are noticed under the reli¬
gious sects.    ■>

The principal societies of a general character are as follows:—

Tlie American Bible Society, formed by a convention of 60 persons, mostly clergy¬
men,. May 8, 1809, has for its object the publication and distribution of the Bible and parts

IT. Y. City Missionary Society are connected with this denom¬
ination. Its periodicals are the Christian Ambassador, at
Auburn and New York, and a monthly periodical by the female
department of the Clinton Liberal Institute.

1 The M. E. Church in England and Canada is thus known.

The church of this name in tho TJ. S. differs from the others in
rejecting* the classification of the ministry as bishops, elders,
and deacons. Their official organ is the True Wesleyan.

2 The following table shows the general statistics of churches
in the several counties:—


Church Statistics.


Number of
churches.

Value of

church

property.

Counties.

Number of
churches.

Value of

church

property.

Counties.

Number of
churches.

Value of

church

property.

39

$ 96.350
164300
168.325

84

• $283,730
443,855
228.600

48

$144,333

161,438

278,260

60.000

61

74

5

110

105

51

Suffolk.........

112

i;«o

173,500

84

234,715

231.952

46

85

Otsego.........

117

Tioga...........

45

106,700

127

. 346,785

Putnam.......

30

85.000

Tompkins.....

66

183,690

149

54

2,840,700

65.845

73

492,135

100

409,350
. 57,250

Rensselaer....

114

746,640

Warren........

33

86

263,260

Richmond.....

29

285,100

Washington..

95

287,120

94

202,580

Rockland......

41

136,300

Wayne.........

80

272,000

141

804,230

St. Lawrence.

117

263,485

Westchester..

148

868.250

52

141,300

Saratoga ......

103

„ 313,975

VV yoming.....

74

169,365

252

74

12,092.750

229.205

Schenectady.
Schoharie.....

26

85

' 173,710
129,830

Yates...........

48

133,650

201

142

635,960

563,610

Schuyler.......

50

99,125

Total........

5,077

31,480,144


COUNTIES.


a s

(S'S 8,

P,272,025
122.360
207,564
112,370
311,620
225,250
150.750
232,030
137,975

276.650
118,000
183.555

693.650
1,176,285

121,600

66,195


Fulton,.........

Genesee..v.....

Greene.........

Hamilton ....

Herkimer.....

Jefferson......

Kings...........

Lewis...........

Livingston....

Madison.......

Monroe.........

Montgomery.

New York.....

Niagara........

Oneida.........

Onondaga.....


Albany.......

Allegany.....

Broome.......

Cattaraugus

Cayuga.......

Chautauqua
Chemung....
Chenango. ...

Clinton.......

Columbia....

Cortland.....

Delaware.....

Dutchess.....

Erie............

Essex..........

Franklin.....



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