||St. Thomas' earliest precursor organization, the Free African Society was formed by Richard Allen, Absalom Jones and others in 1787, with the goal of building community among black Philadelphians. This bound manuscript is a record of people who donated to the Society, or were paid for a service. The transactions span the years 1790 to 1792. The manuscript also includes a list of the names of church members who owed pew rent up to Easter Monday 1840, and five loose pew receipts dating from 1840 and 1870s.