Religion: Makemie's 250th

For the first time since the Civil War, the Northern and Southern branches of the U. S. Presbyterian Church joined last week in a common enterprise. To the easternmost counties of Maryland and Virginia, between Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, 6,000 of their members made solemn pilgrimage in celebration of the 250th anniversary of organized Presbyterianism in the U. S.

In 1683 an Irish-born Scottish Presbyterian named Rev. Francis Makemie journeyed to the Colonies, at the earnest request of Marylanders who had not enough ministers. Presbyterianism had been recognized, under...

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