William Paca letter
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1783 September 18
Letter from Governor William Paca to General Joseph Reed. Paca has concerns about the Episcopal Church now that the United States is separated from England. There were no dioceses or bishops in any of the colonies and all decisions had to come from England which took a long time due to treacherous sea journeys. In 1782 William White had begun making a case for the establishment of a governing body for the Episcopal Church in the United States. This letter expresses Paca’s views and concerns on the mater.
[item identification], William Paca letter, MS 0039, Archives and Special Collections, Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland.
Letter has been conserved with Japanese paper.