205 Deacons Samuel Palmer and Timothy Norris were chosen
Janry 18 1707. } Brother Thom Jewett & his Wife were
dismissed & Recomended to ye chh in Boxford,
Janry 25. 1707 } The chh [---] was stayd after meeting, to
Nominate Deacons. when Br Samll Platts
Samll Palmer & Timothy Harris were brought
Into nomination by ye greatest number of votes by farr
Febry 1. 1707 } The chh was stayd after meeting
To proceed to ye Election of Deacons
Out of ye former Nomination; when Br Samll Palmer
And Br Timothy Harris were chosen to yt office.
Samll Platts had, votes 12. Samll Palmer 28. Timothy Harris 32.
Jun 12. 1709 } Benjamin Smith & his Wife Martha
were admonished, and suspended, for
the sin of fornication.
Jun 26. 1709 | Benjamin Smith & his Wife made
Their confession before ye chh. and were
restored, and owned the covenant.
Decembr 21. 1710 | John Palmer & his Wife Mary were admonished
and suspended for having been guilty of fornication.
June 17 1711 | John Palmer & his Wife Mary made their confession
In ye Congregation & were restored &c.
Hilkiah Bointons confession April 18. 1714
Wherein Soever I have Swerved from ye Rules of
Gods holy word, in word or deed, that any have observed
By me to their Just offence, either before, or since my
Solemn owning the covenant: And particularly
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this Town, I am Sorry for it; and pray that I
may be forgiven, so as to have Liberty to bring
my children to ye holy ordinance of baptism
The chh then granted him ye Liberty &c.
<![if !supportFootnotes]><![endif]> Most likely referring to the town militia and its annual training day, often an opportunity for over-imbibing in strong drink.