Wilmette Evangelical Association subscription list, 1873

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A list of donors follows an agreement to establish the Wilmette Evangelical Association. Money was used to build a co-operative church at Lake and Wilmette Avenues, in Wilmette. The list includes the names of Wilmette's leading land developers and village fathers, each listed with the amount of the subscription and religious denomination.
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Wilmette Evangelical Association
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Document 14
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[p.1, line 1] We the undersigned agree to pay the sums set 2 to our names respectively for the erection 3 of a church edifice in the village of Wilmette 4 according to the following conditions, to wit: 5 [Section numbered] 1 These subscriptions shall be due and pay- 6 able provided the entire amount secured on 7 subscription shall be at least four [in pencil] 8 thousand dollars 9 [Section numbered] 2 They shall be payable as follows, namely: 10 one third [1/3] when the work is commenced, one 11 third [1/3] when the building is roofed and en- 12 closed and one third when it is com- 13 pleted ready for occupancy. 14 [Section numbered] 3 The location of the church shall be 15 fixed by the concurring vote of so many 16 of these subscribers as shall represent 17 at least two thirds [2/3] of the whole amount 18 subscribed. 19 [Section numbered] 4 The church shall for the present be held 20 in trust by the Executive Committee of 21 the Wilmette Evangelical Association namely 22 John Stevenson, Alexander McDaniel, John 23 D. Brown, Samuel M. Dingee and Thomas B. Mor- 24 ris and their successors in office and shall 25 be used and occupied under their direction. 26 [Section numbered] 5 The subscriptions that may be made on 27 this paper shall be for the ultimate and 28 permanent benefit of such religious denom- 29 inations as each subscriber here shall des-

[p.2, line 1] ignate at the time of making his subscription 2 as hereinafter provided: and if any amounts 3 are left undirected they shall be divided 4 in the same proportion as those here designated. 5 [Section numbered] 6 Whenever any denomination mentioned in 6 this subscription and represented here to an 7 amount not less than one fifth [1/5] of the whole 8 shall see fit to organize a church and un- 9 dertake the maintenance of stated public 10 worship in the village of Wilmette it may 11 give notice of a desire to terminate this co- 12 partnership in church property to the Evan- 13 gelical Association of Wilmette or the officers 14 thereof. Then one of two courses shall be open 15 to the Association. First either to pay back to 16 the representatives of such denomination the 17 money that has actually been paid in in its 18 interest, or Second within six months of the 19 time of giving such notice this co-partnership 20 shall cease and determine and the following 21 steps shall be taken, to wit: [Subsection numbered] (1) The committee having the temporary guard- 22 ianship of the property shall proceed to sell 23 it at public auction on the premises public 24 notice of the time and place of sale having 25 been given for at least four weeks by posting 26 up such notice in four of the most public 27 places in Wilmette.

[p.3, line 1] [Subsection numbered] (2) They shall divide the proceeds of such sale 2 among the religious denominations represented 3 in this copartnership according to the a- 4 mounts actually paid in in their interest 5 giving to each [damaged] prorated [underlined] share. 6 [Subsection numbered] (3) These amounts shall be paid to the 7 trustees of such denominations in Wil- 8 mette provided churches have been organ- 9 ized and Trustees elected otherwise they shall 10 be paid to the Trustees of the First Church 11 of each of these denominations respectively 12 in the town of Evanston to be held sacredly 13 in trust to be used for the erection of church 14 edifices for the benefit of such denomination 15 in the village of Wilmette. 16 [Subsection numbered] (4) Should any denomination become the 17 purchaser of this church property at such 18 sale, when it shall have complied with the 19 conditions above specified the Trustees or 20 Executive Committee of the Evangelical 21 Association of Wilmette shall convey 22 the property to them to be held by them 23 for their sole use and benefit. 24 To all of which above mentioned condit- 25 ions we hereby agree, and on these conditions 26 we agree to pay the sums set to our re- 27 spective names 28 Dated this 12th day of July, 1872.

[p.4 handwritten sheet contains four columns: date and amount paid,names,preferred denomination,and amount pledged] 1 Feb 29 paid $100 L. L. Greenleaf Congregational $450.00 2 Mar 15 paid $25 C. D. Paul Protestant Episcopal $125.00 July 5 paid $57 3 July 12 paid $100 Isaac R. Hitt Methodist Episcopal $125.00 100 paid 4 April 18, 1873 [illegible] Congregational $125.00 Paid 50 July 5 Paid 50 5 Paid July 29/73 C. H. Morse Congregational $250.00 $250 [?] L. L. Greenleaf 6 Paid $66.66 Dawson Kerr Jr. [?] Methodist Episcopal $100.00 August 9th 1873 7 Oct 25/ 73 E. R Paul Baptist $100.00 Paid in full Feb 24 Paid $35 Paid $35 $70= Paid $30 Babtist [Baptist] $625.00 8 Aug 4 paid Henry A. Dingee Protestant Episcopal $450.00 $850.75 [Page mending makes some text illegible] 9 Paid $800.00 A. McDaniel Methodist paid $800.00 10 paid $100 J. G. Westerfield Baptist paid $100.00 11 S. V. Kline $100.00 12 July 31, paid $50 Obadiah Huse [?] Methodist pd 35$ Nov.14 $200 Paid $25 October 2, paid $15 January 29th [18]74 paid 50 dollars 13 Methodist John H. Foster has paid $50- paid $50 14 Paid $50 John Culver Methodist $50 15 Paid $10 Jared Gage Methodist $10 16 Paid $10 John Doig $10 17 Paid 10 Charles McDaniel [check mark] $10 18 Paid $25.0 [illegible] Protestant Episcopal $25 19 C. P. [Charles Pomeroy] Westerfield Baptist $20 20 L. Hibbard [ditto mark] $20 21 paid by credit} Mich Smith [ditto mark] $15 on bill for parity [?] 22 Paid by hauling Sam [?] Mahoney [ditto mark] $10 [handling?] gravel

[page 5 handwritten sheet contains four columns: date and amount paid, names, preferred denomination, and amount pledged] 1 Paid by A. T. Sherman Congregationalist $15.00 store for ch [church?] 2 Paid July 22 [18]74 L. L. Greenleaf Baptist $100.00 3 Paid $10 Mrs. S. M. Dingee Methodist $20 paid Aug 7 pd $10 4 Paid $10 Mr. S. M. Dingee Do [Ditto] $20 paid Aug 7 pd $10 5 Aug 6 paid $10 C. A. Vail Presbyterian $10 paid 6 Paid Oct 9th 1874 M. A. Gedney Methodist $1000 [no decimal] 7 paid $7[?] Mrs. A. L. Glidden Baptist $10.00 8 John Stevenson [check mark] $10.00 9 paid $25 Lambert Blum Methodist $25. paid 10 paid $200 A. McDaniel Methodist $200.00 11 Nov 3 paid $10 T.[?] C. Griffith Congregationalist $20.00 12 paid $25 Lambert Blum paid in brick, Methodist $20.00 Sept 23 13 Paid $25 Henry Curtis Prodistant Episcapal [sic]$25.00 14 Paid by note $125 C. D. Paul [ditto] $25.00 [illegible] 29, 187[?] 15 paid Sept 17 $25 [illegible] [no mark] $25.00 16 Oct 2[?]paid $38.[?]Henry A. Dingee Baptist $200.00 Van [?] paid 51.00 [ditto] 10.[?]5 [ditto]100 [bracket enclosing four numbers for entry 16 ] $200 paid 2,901.41 paid [numbers for entry 16 written in pencil] 17 Oct paid $25 S. V. Kline [check mark] $25.00 18 Oct 25 Paid $13 S. J. S[en?]da[m?]t 2 Kegs 3 Nails $13.00 Co. b.650 m.650 19 paid $27.10 NorthWestern R R Refunded 1/3, of Freight $27.10 Com. money on lumber 20 paid in cornice J. G. [John G.] Westerfield Baptist $190 lightning rod & putting up scaffolds [Cover] Agreement and Subscrip[tion] [damaged] 2 to build a church [damaged] 3 Wilmette [,] Ill[inois] 4 July 12, 1872

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Wilmette Evangelical Association subscription list, 1873