When Thomas Campbell arrived in America in 1807 he discovered a rancor not unlike that which he fled in Ireland. His attempts to bridge the divide between Presbyterian groups were met with censure from his presbytery and synod. He and a few dozen like-minded individuals established the Christian Association of Washington, Pennsylvania to foster evangelical Christianity. The Declaration and Address consists of the purposes, objectives and rationale for the Christian Association. Though inaccessible for most of the first hundred years of the movement it sparked, it was reissued for the 1909 Pittsburgh Centennial Celebration.