The First Day or Sunday School Society, organized in Philadelphia, January 11, 1791, by mems. of various denominations, including the Soc. of Friends,* was 1st Am. gen. S. S. organization. Teachers were paid. New York S. S. Union was organized 1816, Philadelphia Sunday and Adult School Union 1817. The latter in 1824 merged in Am. S. S. Union, which pub. S. S. literature, founds Sunday schools, and distributes Bibles and tracts. See also Sunday School.
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