2. it was Voted That S.d Church is offended
with S.d Hidden for not attending Sd Meeting
of the Chh. held on his account, being notified
to attend it. 3. it was Voted that the Chh. is
still offended with him for his conduct on Sd
Lords Day complained of by Mr David Searl,
notwithstanding what he has offered in way of
Dec. 21. 1763. the Brethren of the Chh.
met and upon what Eben Hidden offered
they Voted 1. That they had received Satis
faction, for their offence at Conduct com-
plained of by Daniel Searl. and
2. That they were so far satisfied for his offe
ence in not attending the last Chh. Meeting
that they would not have him Suspended from
Communion on the account of it.
Feb. 19. 1764. Ephraim Boynton was dis
missed to the 2d Chh. in Lancaster.
May 20. 1764. Richard Eastick and Ruth his Wife
Jonathan Smith and Hannah his Wife were dismis-
sed from their particular relation unto us, provi
ded yt there be a Chh. incorporated upon or near
St Johns River in Nova Scotia, according to the
Order of the Gospel in the province of the Massachu-
setts Bay in New-England, and yt they shall join with
said Chh to be so incorporated
 Following the French surrender of its Canadian holdings to the English, the Royal Proclamation of 1763 prescribed terms by which settlers could, under strict auspices of the Crown, purchase land in the area. At this time a small settlement was proposed at the mouth of the Saint John River in New Brunswick, opposite Nova Scotia, which later became the city of Saint John.