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The American Protestant Association was formed in Philadelphia in 1842. Its founders were alarmed at the spread of Roman Catholicism in the United States, feeling as they did that it was "subversive of civil and religious liberty." They formed an association to further their Protestant interests; to educate their congregations about the differences between Protestantism and "Popery" and to encourage a thorough study of the Bible. The Association welcomed members from all Protestant denominations.
The records of the Association include its constitution, minutes, and first annual report.
Finding Aid to Record Group 323
First Annual Report, 1843