March, 30. 1766. The Chh. was stayed after Meeting &
chose Capt. Pearson, Major Gage, Capt Jewett Mrs Thomas
Lancaster, and Jeremiah Todd to be a committee to
try if they cant bring about a reconciliation between
James Hidden and The Elders of the presbyterian Chh. in
Newbury. and it they cant accomplish ys to collect &
bring to the Chh., the evidences of the facts alledged
against sd Hidden, by sd Elders.
Sep. 25. 1766. the Chh. Met and voted
for excessive drinking
That Elisabeth Mighlil be suspended from Com.
till the Chh are satisfied of the reality of her re-
pentance by some fruits of reformation.
And voted that Sarah Haseltine, having pro-
fessed her repentance, for her late sin of drinking to
excess, be forgiven & have liberty of occasional com-
munion Voted also, That the Chh. Thanks
be given to Deacon Pickard for his past Service
in the office of a Deacon, and yt for time to come
he be freed from the burdensome part of Sd Office, as
far as he pleases, He being aged & having Served long.
At a Meeting of the Brethren of the Chh. Dec. 3. 1766.
It was voted yt Joseph Burpee & Jeremiah Jewett on
behalf of the Chh. desire of the Clerk of the presbyterian
Chh. Session on Newbury Port, a copy of the Elders pro-
ceedings in that case of James Hidden, of which they have
informed this Chh. and also all the further Light which
 I.e., communion.