The boards from the windows of Saint James were removed, and the church reopened for worship. William Atlee, a vestryman and a judge of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, was selected to be warden, and the congregation chose Jasper Yeates for their warden. These men had held the same positions prior to Independence. The vestry then elected John Miller, as sexton at a yearly salary of £5. He was also allowed to charge fees for digging the graves of deceased parishioners.