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    June 24 1744. William Stickney and Mary

    his wife appeared before the Church confessed

    their Sin of Fornication and were forgiven ——


    Ano 1744. Jane Pengrey wife of Stephen was

         dismissed from ye Chh. to the 2d Chh in Rowley


    In answer to a Letter from Scarborough bearing Date

    Oct 8. 1744. Desiring the asisstance of the Chh. of Christ

    here in the Ordination of Mr Richard Elvins, Voted

    That John Northend Thomas Gage with their Rev.d Elder

    go on Sd Business Oct. 21. 1744.[12]


    Oct. 28. 1744. the Chh. was Staid after Meeting and

                  two eldest

    Voted That the Deacons with the Pastor go to Ipswich


    Nov. 14. To Confer about the affair relating to the Chh in Bradford.


         Whereas this Chh. have lately received an Invita-

    tion from the first Chh. in Gloucester to join with

    Some other Chh: in Seconding their admonition given to

    The 2d Chh. in Bradford founded on a Complaint exhibited

    by a Number of aggrieved Brethren of ye 2d Chh. in Bradford

           Pastor &

    against their Chh. relating to Sundry Erroneous Doctrines


    Said to be propagated by Sd Pastor & defended by Sd Chh.

    as also Some Acts of Male-administration of Sd Chh, we

    not being clear whether in ye present Scituation of affairs

    in ye Second Chh. in Bradford there be at present a proper

    Door open for the begun process, cannot comply with Sd Invi

    -tation, but applaud the pious Care and Zeal which Sd

    Chh. in Gloucester hath on ye Occasion Shewn for the

                     Cause of Truth & Peace


    [12] Elvins, born a baker in Salem, was converted under Whitefield’s preaching, and was settled over the church of Dunstan (Second Parish of Scarborough), Maine, 1744-76.