On this date, October 5, 1859, the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America was held in Richmond, Virginia. The convention was held through Oct 22.
At St. Paul's Church in Richmond, convention delegates would have seen and heard a three manual Henry Erben organ in the rear gallery. This was one of the larger instruments in the country at that time.
It was the last meeting of that august (October?) body in the South, and they wouldn't venture there again until 1907 (Richmond, again).
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