This list of the major supporters of collegiate initiative of the Dutch Reformed Church identifies many of Albany's principal personages at that date. It is included here to illustrate the community-based enthusiasm for Albany's most historic and still major religion well after the end of its pre-industrial period. By that time, more than a dozen additional denominations were functioning in the booming city. A number of the names may be familiar to students of colonial Albany. However, we believe that many of them refer to younger same-named individuals.
Subscriptions in Albany:The Committee appointed to visit the Classes of Albany, of Rensselaer, and of Washington, for the purpose of obtaining subscriptions and donations to endow a third Professorship in the Theological College of New-Brunswick — Report the following as the result of their labours:
Claasis of Albany:
Stephen Van Rensselaer, . . $1000 00
SECOND R. P. D. C. IN ALBANY.
Amount brought forward, $1375 00 $7745 00
Source: Printed on pages 6-7 of The Acts and Proceedings . . . published by the General Synod of the Reformed Dutch Church at New Brunswick, NJ in September 1825. Conributions from the other Reformed churches in the region followed.
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