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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

THE GLEBE HOUSE


Woodbury, CT - The house was built about 1750 and is an architecturally interesting and unusual combination of gambrel and saltbox roof styles.

In 1771 Woodbury's first Episcopal priest, John Rutgers Marshall of New York City, arrived with his wife Sarah. By the end of the Revolutionary War, John Marshall and his family had endured the oppression suffered by many New England Anglicans who were often presumed to be loyal to the king, whether or not they were in fact.

Only weeks after American independence was secure, a group of Episcopalians met secretly at the Glebe House to make a momentous decision; to take part in the building of a new nation while upholding their religious heritage. The group elected the Reverend Dr. Samuel Seabury as the first Bishop in the new world, a decision that assumed both the separation of church and state and religious tolerance in the new nation.

Info: www.theglebehouse.org

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THE GLEBE HOUSE

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