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This certificate of dismission, signed by James Park for the First Presbyterian Church of Knoxville, Tennessee, indicates that James W. Deaderick has been dismissed by his own request and is affectionately recommended to the fellowship of the First Presbyterian Church of Jonesboro, Tennessee. A later hand has added Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Tennessee above Deaderick's name.
A pamphlet printed in 1830 of Reverend Frederick A. Ross' "A Sermon on Intemperance," given in Knoxville, Tennessee a year prior.
In this synopsis, Rev. James Park describes the history of Knoxville's First Presbyterian Church. He begins with its founding in 1796, mentions the development of the church's buildings from 1812 to 1852, and ends by noting that the church's first pastor, Samuel Carrick, died on August 6, 1809 of apoplexy. This item is a transcript of the original prepared by John S. Van Gilder on November 11, 1935.