Name of God in vain a Chh. meeting was appointed to
be held June 3. 1767. Neither sd. Hidden nor Witnesses
appeared and the Meeting was adjourned to July ye 1st
day 10th, both sd Hidden and Malachi Shaw & Zebulon
Kilgood Witnesses, appeared before the Chh. And after a
long hearing. It was put to the church Whether they
were satisfied with wt said Hidden said so as to pass
over the matter, and it passed in the Negative. And then
it was put to the Chh. Whether they looked upon sd Hidden
taken dealt with Jeremiah Conner in a
violent manner unbecoming his christian profession, &
Whet[h]er the Church had not too much reason to fear yt
sd Hidden had took the name of God in vain, or had
spoken prophanely and it passed in the negative.
At the same Meeting the Revd Samll Perly Grant in an
accusation or charge of Defamation against James
Hidden, and evidences to support it, after some discourse
had the Meeting was adjourned to Wednesday the 22. day
of July, at 4 o’clock afternoon –––––––
as to adjournment
The Chh. i.e. 14 of the Brethren Met and a question
of ys import being put to them, Whether you look upon
James Hidden to be guilty of defaming the Rev.d Mr.
Pearley according to his accusation, and 9 of the bre-
thren voted in the affirmative, with whom the Pastor
Oct. 9. 1767. The Chh. chose Joseph Scott John
with the Pastor
Pearson & Thos Lancaster to attend the councill of
Haverhill West Parish for the ordination of Mr
Joseph Willard proposed to be held Oct. 28. 1767.
 Samuel Perley, minister of Seabrook, N.H.