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THE American Unitarian Association celebrated their sixth anniversary on Tuesday evening, May 24, 1831. The meeting was opened in the Berry street Vestry, at half past six o'clock, Dr Bancroft, the President, in the chair.
The records of the last anniversary having been read, the Treasurer's annual Statement of Receipts
and Expenditures was read and accepted.
BOSTON, MAY 24, 1831..
To the Executive Committee of the
GENTLEMEN,- As Treasurer of the Association, I herewith submit my annual Account, and a statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Association for the past year. The balance in the Treasury this day is $729 78; of which sum $501 19 belongs to the fund for the support of a Missionary to the poor of this city, and the balance $228 59 to the general funds of the Association, and can be appropriated in such manner as you may direct.
In addition to the sum credited as received for Tracts sold by the General Agents, Tracts to the amount of $327 38 have been sent to London; and I hold their obligation to pay that sum, whenever the money shall be received by them.
Respectfully, your ob't serv't,
Balance in the Treasury May 25, 1830,
several Unitarian Societies, for the
STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES OF THE
* Of this sum, the greater part is the contribution of the Ladies in
the several Unitarian Societies in this city.
Amount brought up,
From David Reed, on account of his note,
Interest on money loaned,
"Interest allowed by the Treasurer for money in his hands,
Sundry incidental expenses, as per account current,
Donation to Unitarian Church in City
Paid Rev. E. Q. Sewall, for missionary
66 Rev. Isaac B. Pierce, for mis
sionary services in Trenton,
for printing and binding Tracts, 66 Rev. Dr Tuckerman, one year's
Balance on hand,
Gray and Bowen, one year's sal-
VOL. IV.NO., XLIX.
BOSTON, MAY 24, 1831. The undersigned have examined the foregoing accounts, and find them correctly cast and properly vouched, and that the balance now in the hands of the Treasurer is seven hundred and twentynine dollars and seventyeight cents.
HENRY J. OLIVER,
Rev. George Ripley of Boston, and Rev. Bernard Whitman, of Waltham, were appointed to collect votes. The officers of the last year were reelected, with the exception of Mr Parkman and Mr Gannett, who declined a reelection to the offices which they had held the year past. Thanks were voted to these gentlemen for their services. Rev. Mr Gannett, of Boston, was placed on the Executive Committee, in the room of Mr Parkman; and Rev. Mr Young, of Boston, was chosen to fill the office of Domestic Secretary. The Association adjourned to meet at seven o'clock, in the Federal street Church.
A heavy rain prevented the church from being filled at the hour of adjournment; but before eight o'clock it was crowded. Prayer was offered by Rev. Mr Harding, of New Salem. The annual Report of the Domestic Secretary, on behalf of the Executive Committee, was then read.
SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT
AMERICAN UNITARIAN ASSOCIATION
ON DOMESTIC AFFAIRS.
THE Committee, to whose care is entrusted the business of this Association, will in the present as in former Reports, give an account of the manner in which they have executed their trust, and will add such remarks as seem to them pertinent to this anniversary.
The influence of the Association has been more widely and powerfully felt the last year than in any previous year, in consequence of the activity into which the Tract department has been brought by the excellent arrangements and the indefatigable fidelity of the General Agents. The result which was anticipated from the extensive connexions and well known zeal of the present Agents has been realized. Within the last year the amount of sales from the Depository has almost reached nine hundred dollars, or more than double the whole amount received by the Association for the sale of tracts in the four years which preceded the appointment of the present agents. It is a pleasant circumstance, that a large number of our tracts have been sent to London, orders for them having been received from Great Britain to the value of three hundred and twentyseven dollars.
The monthly publication of the first series has been continued, and some additions have been made to the