Southern District of New York, 33.
BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the eleventh day of May, A.D. 1829, in the fifty-third year of the Independence of the United States of America, Alexander Gunn, of the said district,
has deposited in this office the title of a Book, the right whereof he claims as Author and Proprietor, in the words following, to wit:
"Memoirs of the Rev. John H. Livingston, D.D.S.T.P. prepared in compliance with a request of the General Synod of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America, by Alexander
Gunn, Pastor of the Reformed Dutch Church at Bloomingdale, in the City of New York."
In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, "An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books,
to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the time therein mentioned;" and also to an Act, entitled "an Act, supplementary to an Act, entitled, an Act for the encouragement
of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books to the authors and proprietors of such copies,
during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing,
engraving and etching historical and other prints."
FREDERICK J. BETTS, Clerk of the Southern District of New York.
A Copy of the Official Communication of the
Stated Clerk of General Synod to the Author.
"Flatbush, June 14th 1828."
"Rev. A. Gunn D.D.
Rev. and Dear Sir,
I have the honour and happiness to transmit to you the following resolutions adopted by the General Synod of the Reformed Dutch Church,
at their sessions in Albany, during the present month.
Your's, in the bonds of the Gospel,
THOMAS M. STRONG."
"Resolved, That the Committee appointed in 1826, to procure materials for a Memoir of the late Reverend and venerable John H. Livingston,
D.D.S.T.P. and engage a person to write it, be discharged from the farther consideration of the subject, and be requested to put any materials
collected by them, into the hands of such person as General Synod shall appoint to prepare such Memoir."
"Resolved, that the Rev. Alexander Gunn, D.D. be, and hereby is appointed, and requested to write and publish such a Memoir as was contemplated by
the Resolution of General Synod, in the session of 1826.
"Resolved, that the Rev. Drs. Knox and McMurray, with the Rev. C.C. Cuyler, be a Committee to inspect the work, previous
to publication, and fix the amount of compensation to Dr. Gunn, out of the profits arising from the sale of the work."
A true Extract from the Minutes of General Synod,
THOMAS M. STRONG, Stated Clerk."