June 5. 1768. The Chh. being stayed voted
That Messrs Nathaniel Mighill, and David Pick-
ard go with the Pastor to meet with the ordina-
tion council proposed to be at Boscawen the
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Oct 16. 1768. The Church chose Capt Pearson and
Deacon Bayley to go with the Pastor to the
intended ordination of Mr Christopher Bridge
Marsh on the 19th of this instant ––––
Dec. 21. 1768. The Chh. met and heard Deacon
Bayleys complaint against Eben Hidden viz. yt he
was unsatisfied with his conduct in his endeavors to render
him odious in charging him with telling a positive lye; and
wn he was asked why he sung a few sabbaths ago, his answer
was yt he
know did it to let ye congregation know yt he knew
and yt fool did not, or words to yt effect, and in saying at
the same time when sd Bayley set that tune, that he was serv-
ing the Devil. After considering sd complaint hearing the evi=
dences and sd Hiddens defense the Chh Voted
1. That Deacon Bayley hath
just ground & reason to
be dissatisfied and offended with his Brother Eben Hidden
on account of the things he complained of as above.
2. That the Chh. also on the same account hath reason to
be dissatisfied and offended with sd Hidden. and
3. That the Chh. is not willing yt he should have communi
on with them in special ordinances, till he has made them
satisfaction. Jan. 9. 1770. The Chh. accepted Eben Hiddens
confession forgave & restored him & then dismissed him to the Chh.
in Boscowen New Hampshire.
<![if !supportFootnotes]><![endif]> Nathaniel Merrill was ordained pastor of the Boscawen, N.H., church in 1768.