Appendix: Minutes of Vestry, 1784-1803

The following are the Minutes of the first proceedings on record of the "Society," as the parish was then called:

Arlington, August sixteenth, 1784. There met at a society meeting, and chose James Hard moderator of said meeting. Second, chose Lemuel Buck and Zadock Hard and Caleb Dayton as committee to agree on terms to settle Mr. Nichols (the Rev. James Nichols). Third, voted that we would pay Mr. Nichols for the first year, 25 pounds of lawful money, and to rise as our list rises to 30 pounds, lawful money, and then to stop and go no higher.
Attest:
ANDREW HAWLEY,
Clerk of Episcopal Church.

November sixth, 1784. Voted that Mr. Nichols’ salary should be paid up by the first day of December, next, and then a New Year of his salary begin. Second, voted that we would meet at our particular place for public worship the winter ensuing. Third, voted that Mr. Benjamin Leonard’s house be the place met in for said purpose. Fourth, voted Esquire Stoddard be a committee man to discourse with the Governor concerning the place appointed for the church. Fifth, voted this meeting be adjourned to Monday the fifteenth of this month at 9 o’clock in the morning at the house of Ebenezer Leonard.
Attest:
ANDREW HAWLEY, Clerk.

Met agreeable to adjournment. First, voted and reconsidered a vote respecting meeting at Benjamin Leonard’s for public worship. Second, voted that the house of Ebenezer Leonard should be the place to meet for the winter ensuing. Third, voted that we will build a church at or near the stake now stuck. (The stake was just south of the cemetery.) Fourth, voted that we would build a church by our grand lists. Fifth, voted to build a church 45 feet long, thirty-five feet wide, eighteen feet posts. Sixth, voted Nathan Canfield to have the charge of building the church. Seventh, voted that we will confide in our own men to build a church. Ninth, voted that a man with a good team have six shillings per day, man with an axe, three shillings. Tenth, voted that shingles shall be twelve shillings per thousand. Voted that good pine boards be six dollars per thousand delivered at the frame. Thirteenth, voted that the carpenters have four shillings and six pence per day and joiners four shillings per day. Fourteenth, voted that Andrew Hawley shall make up the rate for Mr. Nichols till the first day of December next. Fifteenth, voted this meeting is adjourned.
Attest:
ANDREW HAWLEY, Clerk.

Arlington, February 15, 1785. There met according to warning and opened the meeting. First, voted Ebenezer Leonard Moderator of this meeting. Second, voted that William Johnson be clerk of this meeting. Third, voted that we would pay one shilling on the pound by the fifteenth day of March next according to the present list. Fourth, voted that we would pay one shilling on the pound according to the list of the year 1785 by the first day of November next. Fifth, voted that Nathan Canfield be the treasurer to receive the money for building the church. Sixth, voted that Philo Hawley be one of the collectors to collect the money for building the church all east of the stake and stones now stuck. Seventh, voted that Stephen Fairchild, Jr., be collector to collect all the money for building the church in the west part of the town west of the stake now stuck. Eighth, voted this meeting be adjourned to Monday the twenty-first at ten o’clock in the forenoon in the house of Ebenezer Leonard.
WILLIAM JOHNSON, Clerk.

Arlington, November seventh, 1786. At a vestry meeting on the seventh day of November, 1786, voted that Eliakim Stoddard be moderator to govern this meeting. Second, voted that this meeting be adjourned to the fourteenth of November, 1786.
Met according to adjournment at the house of Esquire Stoddard. First, voted that Mr. Nichols have the use of ten acres off from the northwest corner of the first one hundred acre Glebe lot so long as he continues minister of this town. Second, voted that this vestry will have the Rev. Mr. Nichols to preach in this town the whole of the time for the year ensuing. Third, voted that Messrs. Zadok Hard, William Innis, and Peleg Stone be a committee to take care of the Glebe lots in this town. Fourth, voted that this meeting is dissolved.

April first, 1787. Vestry meeting opened according to warning at the house of Ebenezer Leonard. First, chose Samuel Buck, moderator. Second, voted that we will choose a committee to confer with Mr. Nichols. Third, chose Captain Lemuel Buck, Nathan Canfield, Peleg Stone, Caleb Dayton, and Captain Hard, committee for said purpose. Fourth, this meeting is adjourned to next Monday at one o’clock at the church.
Meeting opened according to adjournment and adjourned to Wednesday, the eleventh of April.

Arlington, April eleventh 1787. This day met according to adjournment and adjourned to three o’clock P.M. Then met according to adjournment. First, voted that we would choose a committee to inspect the collectors and see if their rates be fully made up. Second, voted that Lemuel Buck and Nathan Canfield be a committee for said purpose. Third, chose Andrew Flawley, Abel Hawley, wardens for said church. Fourth, voted that Luther Stone be clerk of said church. Fifth, voted Captain Lemuel Buck, Nathan Canfield, Caleb Dayton, be vestrymen for the year ensuing. Sixth, voted that Philo Hawley, Curtis Hawley, L. Nathan Merwin, Martin Deming be choristers for the year ensuing. Seventh, voted that this vestry be adjourned to the first Tuesday in May.

Tuesday, May first, 1787. The meeting opened according to adjournment. First, voted that Nathan Canfield Esq. attend the convention at Strafford to be holden on the 29th of this instant, May second. Voted that this meeting be adjourned to the second Thursday in June at 2 o’clock P.M.

Arlington, November thirteenth, 1787. The Vestry opened according to Warning.
1st voted that Capt. James Hard be Moderator of said Vestry.
2nd voted that this Vestry be adjourned to the 28th Instant at 12 o’clock at this place.

Arlington, November twenty-eighth, 1787. The Vestry met and opened according to adjournment. Voted that the Vestry be adjourned to the first Thursday in April next at the House of Mr. Ebenezer Leonard.

WARNING
The Society or Vestry are hereby Notified and Warned to Meet at the house of Mr. Abel Hawley on Monday the fourteenth of January, 1788 at 10 o’clock A.M. to Act upon the following business (viz.):
1st. To choose a Moderator to Govern said Meeting.
2nd. To settle with the Rev. Mr. Nichols.
3rd. To do any other business necessary,
NATHAN CANFIELD
ICHABOD BENEDICT,
LUTHER STONE,
CYRUS HURD.
Selectmen
Arlington, December thirty-one, 1787.

Arlington, April fifteenth, 1787. The Society or Vestry are hereby Notified and warned to meet at the Church on Tuesday the twenty-ninth. Instant at one o’clock P.M. to Act upon the following business, viz.:
1st. To choose a Moderator to Govern said Meeting.
2nd. To settle with the Rev. Mr. James Nichols or do any other business necessary to be done at said. Meeting.
NATHAN CANFIELD,
ICHABOD BENEDICT,
CYRUS HURD
LUTHER STONE,
Select Men.

Arlington, April twenty-ninth, 1788.
The Vestry met and opened according to warning.
1st. Voted that Mr. John Gray be Moderator of said Vestry.
2nd. Voted that Abel Hawley, George Outman, Nathan Canfield Esq., Caleb Dayton and Luther Stone, Ozi Baker be a committee to settle with the Rev. James Nichols.
3rd. Voted that the Vestry be adjourned to the School House an hour from this time. The Vestry met and opened according to adjournment and Voted that this Vestry be adjourned to Thursday the eighth day of May next at one o’clock P.M. at the Church. At the Vestry Meeting holden at Arlington the sixth day of September 1790 voted that Nathan Canfield Esq. Moderator of said Meeting.
2. Voted that Zadok Hard be one of a committee to attend the Convention of the Episcopal Church to be held at Arlington on the twenty-ninth of September Instant.
3. Voted that Caleb Dayton be one to attend said Convention.
4th. Voted that Nathan Canfield Esq. be one to attend said Convention
5th. Voted that Cyrus Hurd be one to attend said. Convention.

Arlington. Novembet twenty-sixth. 1796.
This is to Notify and desire the Church Wardens Vestrymen and all Episcopalians in the Town of Arlington convene on Thursday the eighth day of December next at 2 o'clock P.M. at the Church to transact business of a public Nature either Civil or Ecclesiastical particularly to deliberate whether we will provide means to repair the Church Building in this Town, And act on any other businefs which may be found expedient, By universal Request.
RUSSEL CATLIN PRESBYTER.

Arlington, December eighth, 1796
Meeting opened according to warning.
Reverend Rufsel Catlin presided as Moderator, in said. Meeting.
1. Voted that Luther Stone be Clerk.
2 Voted that Caleb Dayton be a Church Warden.
3 Voted that Andrew Hawley be a Church Warden.
4 Voted that this meeting stand adjourned to Monday next at 5 o’clock P.M. at the House of Elnathan Merwin.

Arlington, March twenty-fifth, 1799.
Vestry meeting opened according to appointment.
1. Voted that Zadok Hard be Moderator of said. Meeting.
2. Voted that Luther Stone be clerk of said. Meeting.
3. Voted that Caleb Dayton, Zadok Hard, Nathan Canfield Esq., Andrew Hawley, John Foot, Samuel Folsom, John Gray, Elnathan Merwin be Vestrymen for the year ensuing.
4. Voted that John Foot, Philo Hawley, Stephen Jackson, Lyman Everett Choristers for said Church.
5. Voted that Luther Stone be Treasurer to receive and pay out the Moneys for the Publick Lands or Glebe.
10th Voted that this Meeting be Dissolved.

Arlington, December thirty-first, 1802.
A Society formed for the purpose of adopting measures to finish the Church Building in this Town After being formed Voted that Zadok Hard Esq. be Moderator of said meeting. Luther Stone, Clerk. Voted that David Matteson Esq., Sylvester Deming Esq., Zadok Hard Esq. be a Committee.
Voted that this meeting stand adjourned to 8th of January next at the School House near the Church at 12 o’clork in the day.
LUTHER STONE, Clerk.

Arlington, January eighth, 1803.
Meeting opened at the School House according to adjournment and adjourned to the House of Sylvester Deming Esq. to be opened immediately and when opened voted to direct the Committee to go forward and finish said Church Building by the first day of Oct. next if it can conveniently be done with respect to expense but at any rate to be completed by the 1st day of October 1804. Voted that this meeting stand adjourned till Saturday next at 12 o’clock in the day at the School House near the Church.
LUTHER STONE, Clerk.

Arlington 15, January 1803
Meeting opened according to adjournment Meeting adjourned to 1st Monday in February 1803 at 5 o’clock at the School House near the Church.
LUTHER STONE, Clerk.

The records of these Minutes show that there was a gradual advance during these years from 1784 to 1794 toward systematic organization. The name "Society" was changed to Vestry.
After the coming of the Rev. Russell Catlin the Vestry was organized by the election of two Wardens, though there was no specification as now in this parish of Senior and Junior Warden.
The minutes explicitly state that it was voted "that we would build a church by our lists." This shows that at this time the majority of the people in the town were Episcopalians. Whether or not the Town Meeting had been established there is no record to show, but there must have been some such meetings as the mention of "lists" (grand lists) indicate.
The Rev. James Nichols who was elected to take charge of the Church in 1784, is spoken of by the Rev. Mr. Wadleigh in his history as a "man of more than ordinary parts," who was not only a priest in Arlington, but also at various times doing missionary work at Sandgate and Weathersfield.

 

APPENDIX II

WARDENS OF THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL SOCIETY OF
ARLINGTON AND ST. JAMES’ CHURCH

1810 Curtiss Hawley and Noble Hard
1811 Curtiss Hawley and Noble Hard
1812 Curtiss Hawley and Noble Hard
1813 Curtiss Hawley and Noble Hard
1814 Curtiss Hawley and Noble Hard
1815 Curtiss Hawley and Enos Canfield
1816 Enos Canfield and Noble Hard
1817 Enos Canfield and Noble Hard
1818 Enos Canfield and Noble Hard
1819 Enos Canfield and Noble Hard
1820 Enos Canfield and Noble Hard
1821 Enos Canfield and Noble Hard
1822 Enos Canfield and Noble Hard
1823 Enos Canfield and Noble Hard
1824 Zadok Hard Jr. and Noble Hard
1825 Zadok Hard Jr. and Noble Hard
1826 Enos Canfield and Simeon Cole
1827 Enos Canfield and Simeon Cole
1828 Enos Canfield and Simeon Cole
1829 Noble Hard and Simeon Cole
1830 Noble Hard and Simeon Cole
1831 Noble Hard and Simeon Cole
1832 Noble Hard and Simeon Cole
1833 Noble Hard and Simeon Cole
1834 Noble Hard and Simeon Cole
1835 Noble Hard and Simeon Cole
1836 Noble Hard and Simeon Cole
1837 Noble Hard and Simeon Cole – Parish first called St. James in 1837
1838 Noble Hard and Simeon Cole
1839 Noble Hard and Simeon Cole
1840 Noble Hard and Simeon Cole
1841 Noble Hard and Simeon Cole
1842 Noble Hard and Simeon Cole
1843 Noble Hard and Simeon Cole
1844 Noble Hard and Simeon Cole
1845 Noble Hard and Zadok Hard
1846 Zadok Hard and William S. Holden
1847 Zadok Hard and William S. Holden
1848 Zadok Hard and William S. Holden
1849 Zadok Hard and William S. Holden
1850 Zadok Hard and William S. Holden
1851 Zadok Hard and William S. Holden
1852 Zadok Hard and William S. Holden
1853 Zadok Hard and William S. Holden
1854 Zadok Hard and William S. Holden
1855 Zadok Hard and William S. Holden
1856 Zadok Hard and William S. Holden
1857 Zadok Hard and William S. Holden
1858 Zadok Hard and William S. Holden
1859 Zadok Hard and William S. Holden
1860 William S. Holden and Orrin Hard
1861 William S. Holden and Albert D. Canfield
1862 William S. Holden and Albert D. Canfield
1863 William S. Holden and Albert D. Canfield
1864 William S. Holden and Albert D. Canfield
1865 William S. Holden and Albert D. Canfield
1866 Albert D. Canfield and Harmon Canfield
1867 Albert D. Canfield and Harmon Canfield
1868 Albert D. Canfield and Harmon Canfield
1869 Albert D. Canfield and Harmon Canfield
1870 Albert D. Canfield and Harmon Canfield
1871 Albert D. Canfield and Harmon Canfield
1872 Albert D. Canfield and Harmon Canfield
1873 Albert D. Canfield and Harmon Canfield
1874 Albert D. Canfield and Harmon Canfield
1875 Albert D. Canfield and Harmon Canfield
1876 Albert D. Canfield and Harmon Canfield
1877 Albert D. Canfield and Harmon Canfield
1878 Albert D. Canfield and Harmon Canfield
1879 Albert D. Canfield and M. H. Deming
1880 Albert D. Canfield and M. H. Deming
1881 Albert D. Canfield and M. H. Deming
1882 Albert D. Canfield and M. H. Deming
1883 Albert D. Canfield and M. H. Deming
1884 Albert D. Canfield and M. H. Deming
1885 Albert D. Canfield and M. H. Deming
1886 Albert D. Canfield and M. H. Deming
1887 Albert D. Canfield and M. H. Deming
1888 M. H. Deming and Frank N. Canfield
1889 M. H. Deming and Frank N. Canfield
1890 M. H. Deming and Frank N. Canfield
1891 M. H. Deming and Frank N. Canfield
1892 M. H. Deming and Frank N. Canfield
1893 M. H. Deming and Frank N. Canfield
1894 M. H. Deming and Frank N. Canfield
1895 M. H. Deming and Frank N. Canfield
1896 Jesse Burdett and Frank N. Canfield
1897 George B. Holden and Frank N. Canfield
1898 George B. Holden and Frank N. Canfield
1899 George B. Holden and Frank N. Canfield
1900 George B. Holden and Frank N. Canfield
1901 George B. Holden and Frank N. Canfield
1902 George B. Holden and Frank N. Canfield
1903 George B. Holden and Frank N. Canfield
1904 George B. Holden and Frank N. Canfield
1905 Frank N. Canfield and W. S. Phillips
1906 Frank N. Canfield and W. S. Phillips
1907 Frank N. Canfield and W. S. Phillips
1908 Frank N. Canfield and W. S. Phillips
1909 Frank N. Canfield and J. R. Judson
1910 Frank N. Canfield and J. R. Judson
1911 Frank N. Canfield and J. R. Judson
1912 Frank N. Canfield and J. R. Judson
1913 Frank N. Canfield and J. R. Judson
1914 Frank N. Canfield and J. R. Judson
1915 Frank N. Canfield and J. R. Judson
1916 Frank N. Canfield and J. R. Judson
1917 Frank N. Canfield and J. R. Judson
1918 Frank N. Canfield and J. R. Judson
1919 Frank N. Canfield and J. R. Judson
1920 Frank N. Canfield and John L. Burdett
1921 Frank N. Canfield and John L. Burdett
1922 Frank N. Canfield and John L. Burdett
1923 Frank N. Canfield and John L. Burdett
1924 Frank N. Canfield and John L. Burdett
1925 Frank N. Canfield and John L. Burdett
1926 Frank N. Canfield and John L. Burdett
1927 Frank N. Canfield and John L. Burdett
1928 Frank N. Canfield and John L. Burdett
1929 Frank N. Canfield and John L. Burdett
1930 Frank N. Canfield and Albert E. Buck
1931 Albert E. Buck and Reuben H. Andrew
1932 Albert E. Buck and Reuben H. Andrew
1933 Albert E. Buck and Reuben H. Andrew
1934 Albert E. Buck and Reuben H. Andrew
1935 Albert E. Buck and Reuben H. Andrew
1936 Albert E. Buck and Dr. George A. Russell
1937 Dr. George A. Russell and Herbert Wheaton Congdon
1938 Dr. George A. Russell and Herbert Wheaton Congdon
1939 Dr. George A. Russell and Herbert Wheaton Congdon
1940 Dr. George A. Russell and Herbert Wheaton Congdon
1941 Dr. George A. Russell and Herbert Wheaton Congdon


APPENDIX III

LIST OF MEMORIALS IN ST. JAMES’ CHURCH

Memorial windows in north vestibule:
In memory of William McAuley, born March 21, 1801, died July 3, 1867 and
Lucy C. McAuley, born September 17, 1796, died Oct. 22, 1862.

South vestibule, double windows:
Rev. Joseph Coit, 1826.
Rev. James Tappen, 1828.
Rev. William S. Perkins, 1829.
Rev. Luman Foot, 1853.
Rev. Francis W. Smith, 1869
Rev. Gemont Graves, 1872.
Rev. John J. Randall, 1877.

Nave, northeast, double windows:
In memory of David Hawley, born 1773, died 1838, and his wife
Bethiah Buck, born 1780, died 1857.

Middle double window:
John B. Lathrop, born 1800, died 1886. C. Maria Lathrop, born 1803, died 1880.

Double window northwest:
In memory of Enos Canfield, born 1770, died 1853. E. Beers Canfield, born 1804, died 1835.

Nave, southeast:
Double window,
In memory of Zadok Hard and descendants, born 1737, died 1828.

Middle double window:
Gamaliel Deming, born 1728, died 1802.
Sylvester Deming, born 1765, died 1847.
Martin Chester Deming, born 1789, died 1851.
Sylvester Deming 2nd, born 1817, died 1867.
Martin Hyde Deming, born 1844, died 1896.
Sylvester Chittenden Deming, born 1873, died 1925.

Southwest double windows:
Woodworth.

Chancel:
In Memoriam Founder of this Town and Parish, Jehiel Hawley, born 1712, died 1777. Nathan Canfield, born 1739, died 1809.

Sanctuary, Eucharistic Lights:
To the Glory of God and in Loving Memory of Winfield Scott Phillips, M.D. the Beloved Physician -The Gift of His Daughter AD 1919. "The Lord is My Light and My Salvation."

Memorial Reredos:
To the Glory of God and in Memory of Schureman Halsted Watkins, former Rector of this Parish, and of his wife Helen Randolph Smith, 1938.

Tablet in Chancel:
"Chancel and Furnishing in Memory of Georgianna, wife of Horace Weston Thompson who was Baptized, Confirmed and Married in this Church and who died April 9, 1899, aged 59. The Eternal God is thy Refuge and underneath are the Everlasting Arms."

Altar Book Rest (brass):

"To the Glory of God and in loving Memory of Mrs. Alice Hanaman Hard, 1892."

Altar Service Book:
"In Memoriam Rollin Wentworth Judson Advent, 1929."

Sanctuary office Lights:
Epistle side. "To the Glory of God and in loving Memory of Jesse Burdett, 1827-1897. The Gift of his Son. Gospel side. "To the Glory of God and in Loving Memory of Cornelia Lathrop Burdett, 1831-1903, The Gift of her Son.

Altar Cross:
"To the Glory of God and in loving Memory of Bernie. From Mrs. C. L. Stewart, Easter, 1890."

Brass Vases:
In Memoriam the Rev. Sherwood Roosevelt, Rector, 1918-1923.

Processional Cross:
"To the Glory of God and in loving memory of Clarence Dyer Gilchrist a Vestryman of St. James’ Parish, the Gift of his Family and Friends, AD, 1935. In the Cross of Christ I Glory."

Nave, Mural Tablets, East:
"The Electric Fixtures in the Nave are given to the Glory of God and in loving Memory of:
The Rev. Sherwood Roosevelt, 1855-1923.
Zadok Hard, 1843-1922.
Alma Hard, 1849-1923.
Delia Jane Whitten, 1863-1925.
Sylvester Chittenden Deming, 1875-1925.
Wedworth Wadsworth Clarke, 1831-1910.
Carol Watkins Hahn, 1868-1910.

Nave, Mural Tablet, South:
"Behold the Handmaid of the Lord." In Memory of Mary Chittenden Hyde, wife of Sylvester Deming, 2nd. Entered into the Paradise of God February 27, 1902. Aged 80.

Nave, Mural Tablet, Northwest:
"In loving Memory of Martha Hulme Canfield, born April 12, 1850, died December 30, 1919. "Grant her, 0 Lord, Eternal Rest and let Perpetual Light shine upon her." Martha Canfield taught a Class in the Sunday School here for forty years and scarcely ever missed a Service of this Church which was from her Birth to her Death her dearly loved Spiritual Home. This Tablet is placed in grateful remembrance by her Niece, Dorothy Canfleld Fisher.

Nave, Mural Tablet, Northeast wall:
"In loving Memory of Ann Benedict Hurd, Daughter of Ichabod and Esther Benedict and Wife of Erastus Hurd, born at Arlington, October 16, 1806, died at Montreal, February 22, 1896, buried at Joliet, Illinois. She was ever devoted to the beautiful Valley of her birth and to this Church which she worshipped in her Youth. This Tablet is placed in remembrance in the year 1921 by her Grand daughter Adaline Vanhorne.

Litany Desk.
Gift of Frank N. Canfield, his wife Clara Collins and their Daughter, Ellen Canfield. To the glory of God and in loving memory of Albert Dow Canfield, 1820-1887, and his wife, Sarah Whittier Canfield, 1823-1887.

Baptismal Font.
To the Glory of God and in loving memory of Virginia P. Judson, 1903.

Lectern.
The gift of J. R. Judson and his wife in memory of their children, F. Rollin and Mabel C. Judson, who died in infancy, 1890.

Alms Basin.
In loving memory of Sylvester Deming, Senior Warden, 1866-1867.

White Chalice Veil and Burse.
"To the glory of God and in loving memory of Anna Harriet Hale Brush, Easter, 1938.

Tabernacle and Sanctuary Lamp.
"To the glory of God and in loving memory of Richard Bryan Leake, Annie Nichols Leake, Mrs. Roland Jackson, daughter of Richard and Annie Leake, and of her son Richard Jackson." Presented by the Leake and Jackson families.

Memorial Side Altar, Altar and Candlesticks,
Presented by the Parish in memory of Martha Hulme Canfield.

Chancel Prayer Books
A memorial gift to the parish of two Chancel Prayer Books was made in Advent 1929 by Mrs. Albert E. Buck in memory of her father. Cyrus Smith Hard.

Altar in the Rectory Chapel
Thc Altar in the Rectory Chapel was the gift of Miss Mabel Holkins Chase in memory of John Lathrop Burdett, her uncle who left his home to the parish for a Rectory.



APPENDIX IV

INCORPORATION OF THE PARISH
ACCORDING TO THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF VERMONT

Hitherto the meetings of the Vestry had been held without any form recognized by the state.
At a meeting of the Vestry held on April 19, 1823 the minutes record that in accordance with a statute of the state passed November 10, 1814, requiring that religious societies shall be constituted after a certain specified form, it was voted that this society shall hereafter be considered as organized according to the form prescribed in said statute, to wit:
"We, the Subscribers, Inhabitants of the Town of Arlington, in the County of Bennington and state of Vermont, do hereby voluntarily associate and agree to form a society or to continue the society which has heretofore existed, by the name of the Protestant Episcopal Church Society in Arlington for the purpose of building Meeting Houses, and settling and supporting ministers according to the first section of an Act entitled: "An act for the support of the Gospel passed October 26, 1793.
In witness whereof we have hereunto severally set our hand. Dated at Arlington in the county aforesaid this 19th day of April in the year of our Lord 1823.

Cyrus Hurd Martin C. Deming John Holden
Asahel Hurd Sylvester Deming Elijah Hawley
Elisha Hawley Samuel Canfield Levine Hard
Martin Hard Cyrus B. Hills Willard Holden
Noble Hard Luther Stone Samuel S. Baker
Enos Canfield John Holden Jr. Samuel Benedict
John Holden Truman Hard Anson Canfield
Zadok Hard Jr. Abel Benedict Sheldon Judson
Austin Seeley Reuben B. Oatman Isaac Oatman
William. lmus John B. Lathrop Anson B. Hard
Samuel Folsom Lewis Dyers Cyrus B. Holden
Sylvanus Hard William MacAuley Jr. William Oatman
Simeon Cole Orin Hurd Harmon Canfleld

 

APPENDIX V

The State Seal

HENRY Stevens, Esq., the State Antiquarian, gives the following account of the origin of the seal of Vermont:
I had heard that the Vermont coat-of-arms originated in Arlington and stopped there to obtain reliable authority for the story.
I had in my pocket the guard-roll of Governor Chittenden; an old man was pointed out to me (Mr. Deining, I believe was his name) as one of this Company.
I joined him, introduced myself and walked down with him to his house.
It was a summer, warm day, about noon, and we sat down in the porch before the door, where some vines grew, to have a chat. I asked him if he was one of Chittenden’s guard. He was proud as a peacock to be asked. I showed him the roll; there was his name, and he informed me that he was the only man of the Company then living.
I asked where he boarded at the time. "At the Governor’s," he replied, "I was a young man and so boarded with him. We had plenty to eat and drink, a good place it was."
Said I: "Do you remember anything of the drinking cup?"
"Yes, they were of horn." Had any of them any marks on them? "Yes, the seal of our State was first engraved on one of them. I have drank out of it many a time."
An English Lieutenant, who used to bring letters secretly to the Governor, was there one time, "sparking" the Governor’s hired girl. He stopped several days, and taking a view from the west window of the Governor’s residence, of a wheat field some two acres in the distance, beyond which was a knoll with one solitary pine upon its top, he engraved it upon this cup.
The field was fenced off from a level space intervening between the house. Within this space he put "the cow" with her head reached over the fence for the grain.
The Governor’s drinking cups were made from the horn of an ox, and bottomed with wood.
First was cut off a cup from the lower end of the horn that measured half a pint, next a gill cup, then a third cup which was a glass.
The engraved cup attracted the notice of Ira Allen, who adopted its device for our State seal; only when he took hold of it he brought the cow over the fence into the midst of the grain-bundles on either side, so when she had eaten one stack the other was ready.
Mr. Stevens meanwhile kindly showed unto us several variations of this device, adopted from time to time, on old State proclamations, etc., in his possession.

Hemenway’s Vermont Historical Gazetteer, Vol. 1

 

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