Segments of Edmond Eltinge's Debt Repayment Throughout the Years
- January 1871 - The Black citizens of New Paltz anticipated building a church for themselves. Edmond Eltinge offered to donate $550 for the construction of the church on Pencil Hill Rd.
- October 1st, 1874 - September camp meeting subscriptions totaled $230. $110 was paid to Rev. Thomas James. $50 was paid on the Edmond Eltinge debt.
- February 11th, 1875 - Rev. Thomas James published finances’ summary to NPT. It stated that the church repaid $70 to Edmond Eltinge with a balance of $430.
- May 24th, 1882 - The consistory of the church was unable to pay Rev. Roker and his wife due to the large debt still owed to Edmond Eltinge.
- January 24th, 1883 - The church had a meeting about the repayment to Eltinge. They appointed George G. Miles and Charles Moody to solicit subscriptions. $212.45 was the balance of the original $550 still due to Eltinge.
- August 24th, 1883 - G.H. Miles wrote a letter to NPT asking the people of the town to help out with the finances of the church.
There is not information after 1883 that accurately tells the status of the debt. It appears that the debt was never fully paid off.