William Paca letter

Archival Collection, /repositories/3/resources/43

MS 0039
Washington College Miller Library, US
Collection is open for research.
[item identification], William Paca letter, MS 0039, Archives and Special Collections, Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland.
This collection contains a letter from Governor William Paca to General Joseph Reed dated September 12, 1783. Paca has concerns about the Episcopal Church now that the United States is separated from England. Since there were no dioceses or bishops in any of the colonies all decision had to come from England which took a long time and the journey was still treacherous. In 1782 William White had begun making a case for the establishment of governing body for the Episcopal Church in the United States. This letter expresses William Paca’s views and concerns on the mater. A transcript of the letter is included.