Excerpt from History of St. Paul's Church, Buffalo, N. Y., 1817 to 1888: Edited, With Foot Notes, Occasional Additions in the Text, and a Continuation of the History From 1888 to 1903
Charles W. Evans died February 8, 1889, in the seventy-seventh year of his age, leaving the History referred to above in manuscript.
The Dedication to the Rev. Dr. Shelton, the Preface and the full text of the History of St. Paul's Church, Buffalo, by Mr. Evans, from 1817 to 1888 (pages 7 to 159 in this volume) are given as he left them in manuscript. It was his expressed wish that the present editors should prepare this part of the book for the press. Footnotes havebeen added wherever the interest of the narrative seemed increased thereby. We have also thought best to add such paragraphs as might serve to fill out the details of the story for present-day readers, and have therefore inserted in Mr. Evans's text extracts from Dr. Shelton's first sermon in the new church in 1851 (p. And portions of the sermons by Bishop Coxe and the Rev. Dr. Brown on the death of Dr. Shelton (p. 150, also a description of the church, published in 1851 (p. Written by the Rev. Dr. Charles Wells Hayes, who was present at the consecration in that year. Further details have also been added in some of the Obituary accounts of parishioners, and elsewhere.
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