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