By the Unanimous Call of us the Subscribers - Inhabitants of the Harbor Parish, in the District of Pictou given to the Reverend Mr. Thomas McCulloch to be our Minister of the Gospel; and he having fully assented and consented thereto; and having been duly and regularly placed our Minister in said Parish For the raising and paying a sufficient sum for the decent support and maintenance of him and his Family - We hereby conjunctly bind and oblige ourselves to pay or cause to be paid to him of Lawful money of Nova Scotia, the certain Sum of One hundred pounds per annum, to be raised and paid in manner and form as follows viz. each subscriber, in or-- make up the said hundred pounds shall volun-- annex to his respective name such sum or Sums a-- prudence and discretion may think fit, --- his means and ability; which he shall pay --- -- be paid to a Committee, which shall consist of three persons to be nominated and appointed yearly and every year, by a Majority of the subscribers, for the purposes of collecting the stipends. - It is to be understood tht the said Sum of One hundred pounds per annum shall be levied and paid certainly, for the term of three years, at the expiration of which, at a meeting of the subscribers appointed for taking that matter into consideration such further increase and additions --
be made to the said stipends as the necessities of the minister may require and the Congregation, from the future ability and prosperity may be able to pay - And the Sums subscribed by us individually, shall be subject to be increased or diminshed awarding to the increase or decrease of the population of the Parish.- Which Sum shall, in future, be regulated by a committee of five persons; also to be annually Elected and app-- ted by a majority of the Subscribers, who shall take for their rule in determining the amount to be individually paid - the original sum respectively subscribed; and the number of subscribers and others who can be actually made accountable for the whole amount to be raised - and the above commit --- five persons, shall make it their business to --- frequently into the state of the population --- Parish and offer these presents to all new --- who may be inclined to join the congregation --- to their sub--bing the same.
The stipends shall be paid quarterly and the collecting Committee shall be invested with power and authority to compel those legally to pay whose delinquency in not regularly paying their proportion may render it necessary for them to take legal measures. But it is hereby especially provided that if the above made of raising the stipends from experience, or any unforseen emergency should be found not to be agreeable convenient nor effectual for tha purpose
purpose, it shall and may at anytime be in the power of a majority of the subscribers to advise together and devise such other more adequate and eligible plans as they in their deliberation shall think proper - Which other plan so devised shall be as valid and binding upon all paths concerned as if he or they had freely and voluntarily given his or their special sanction thereto and it is hereby specially provided that any subscriber or subscribers who may remove from being a residenter or residenters in the said Harbor Parish shall be and is hereby absolved from all the obligations and burdens incurred by being a subscriber to these presents.
In witness of all where of we have subscribed there presents and affixed our seals at Pictou this 1st day of May annoque Domini 1804.
vault, original material, box #37
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|Source:||First Presbyterian Church, Pictou|