book i: 1699–1727

fig. 2: The opening page of the records of the Apponegansett Friends Monthly Meeting Records, 1699. Courtesy of the Dartmouth at Smith’s Neck Monthly Meeting.

 

At a monthly meeting of friends

(1699)

At a mens meeting in the Town of Dartmouth held

 

Day of the 11 month1 1698/9 at the House of John Lapham

 

we underwritten Peleg Slocum Jacob Mott Abraham

 

Tucker and John Tucker the day and year above written

 

undertakes to build a meeting House for the people of

 

God in scorn Called Quakers 35 foot long 30 foot wide

 

and 14 foot studs; To worship and serve the true and

 

Living God in according as they are persuaded in Continu[?]

 

they ought to Do and for no other use Intent or

 

Purpos but as aforesd and when one or more of us

 

decease then imediately the survivers chose others in our

 

room together with the consent of the assembly of the

 

said people so to be and Remain to us and then for Ever

 

as aforesd and when sd Houle Which sd House shall be

 

Compleatly finished at or before the 10 day of the 8 month

 

next insuing the date herof in witness here to we ~~

 

Subscribe our names with our own hands.

 

And furthe we of the said society of people towards

 

the building of sd house of our free will Contribute

 

as followeth

 

John Tucker – – – – –

10-00-00

 
 

Peleg Slocum – – – – –

15-00-00

 
 

John Lapham – – – – –

05-00-00

 
 

Nathanael Howland –

05-00-00

 
 

Abraham Tucker – – –

10-00-00

 
 

Increas Allen – – – – –

03-12-00

 
 

Ebenezer Allen – – – –

05-00-00

 
 

Eleazer Slocum – – – –

03-00-00

 
 

Jacob Mott – – – – – –

03-00-00

 
 

Benjamin Howland – –

02-00-00

 
 

Richard Evens – – – –

01-00-00

 
 

Judah Smith – – – – –

01-00-00

 
 
 

At A Monthly Meeting of friends at the house of

 

Peleg Slocumb in Dartmouth the 26th of the 4m 1699

 

It was A good that there should be A further Contri-

 

bution towards the defraying the Charge of boulding the

 

Meeting house: and there was subscribd – – – 12£–18s–00d

 
 

At A Monthly Meeting of friends holdon at the house

 

of Peleg Slocumb in Dartmouth the 24th of the 5m 1699.

 

John Hodly and Mary Slocumb did lay there intention

 

of mariag before this meeting and the meeting Chose-

 

John Layspham & Jacob Mott to make inquiry about their – –

 

Clearnes Concerning mariage and bring in their answers

 

to the next monthly meeting

 
 

At A Monthly Meeting of friends holdon at the house of – –

 

Peleg Slocumb in Dartmouth the 24th of the 6m 1699

 

and this meeting Called upon John Lapham & Jacob Mott

 

for to give in their answer Concerning John Hodly and

 

Mary Slocumb their Clearness Concerning Mariage

 

their answer is that they find nothing that may hinder

 

their proseding: and John Hodly & Mary Slocumb also

 

Came this second time still signifiing their intention of

 

and desired their answer & this meeting finding nothin

 

that may hinder their intention: they had their answer

 

that they might prosed to take oath other in the mariag

 

according to the good order of truth:

 

and Valintine Hudolstun [Hudleston] & Nathaniel Howlan[d] ar Chosd

 

to atend the quarterly meeting at Rhodeisland.

 

An acount of the quarterly meetings at Rhodeisland

 

is the first third day of the first month and the first

 

third day of the 4m and the first third day of the 7m

 

and the first third day of the 10m

 
 

At A Monthly Meeting of friends holdon at the house of Peleg

 

Slocumb in Dartmouth the 18th of the 7m 1699

 

there was inquiri made if there was any business &

 

there was propounded something Concerning suffer-

 

-ing for not training and it was agreed that they shoud

 

try for som thing from under the Clarks hand & bring the

 

return to the next monthly meeting2

 

[blank space]

 
 

At A Monthly Meeting of friends^holdon at the house of the

 

Peleg Slocumb in Dartmouth the 13th of the 9m 1699

 

it is agreed that our fourth day meeting next before our

 

monthly meeting is to be Cept [kept] at Cockest [Acoaxet]3 one day at Stephen

 

Willcocks next at Jeams [James] Tripps and so by turn Continuing

 

this insuwing number

 
 

At A Monthly Meeting of friends holden at the house of

 

Peleg Slocumb in Dartmouth the 11th of the 10m 1699

 

there was inquiri made whether there was any busi-

 

nes & no busines appeared

 
 

At A Monthly Meeting of friends holdon at the house of

 

Peleg Slocumb in Dartmouth the 8th of the 11m 1699

 

and there was Contributed sixteen shiling & eightpence

 

whereof fiften shiling was paid fo a book for the uuse

 

of the meeting for the recording births mariages and

 

deaths of friends

 
 

At A Monthly Meeting of friends holdon at the house of

 

Peleg Slocumb in Dartmouth the 5th of the 12m 1699

 

John Lapham junor & Mary Russel did lay their intention

 

of mariage before this meeting – –

 

and Nathaniel Howland and Abraham Tucker ar Chos

 

to Enquire in to their Clearness Concerning marriage

 

and bring in their answer to the next monthly meeting

 

(1700)

At A Monthly Meeting of friends holdon at the house of

 

Peleg Slocumb in Dartmouth the 4th of the 1m 1700

 

and this meeting Called upon Nathaniel Howland and

 

Abraham Tucker for to give in their answer Concerning

 

John Lapham junr & Mary Russel their Clearness Concerning

 

mariag their answer is that they find nothing that may

 

hinder their prosedings and John Lapham junor & Mary Russel

 

also came this second time still signifiing their intention

 

in mariag and desire their answer and this meeting

 

finding nothing that may hinder intention they had their

 

answer that they might proseed to take each other in

 

mariage according to the good order of truth

 

and Stephen Willcock & John Tucker are Chose to atend

 

the quarterly meeting

 
 

At A monthly meeting of friends holdon at the house of

 

Peleg Slocumb in Dartmouth the 1th of the 2m 1700

 

it is agreed that the fourth day meeting at Coakset

 

Shall continue there tell [till?] the meeting see Cause to

 

removed[?] it

 
 

At A monthly meeting of friends holdon at the house of –

 

Peleg Slocumb in Dartmouth the 29th of the 2m 1700

 

it is further agreed that their [there] be a further contribution

 

towards the finis[h]ing of our meeting house: – –

£  s  d

 

and there was subscribed – – – – –

8—12—00

 
 

At A Monthly Meeting of friends holdon at the house of

 

Peleg Slocumb in Dartmouth the 27th of the 3th month 1700)

 

there was Chose Vollintin [Valentine] Huddlston & John Lapham to

 

attend the quarterly meeting and Jacob Mott &

 

John Tucker to attend the yearly meeting

 
 

At A monthly meeting of friends holdon at the house

 

of Peleg Slocumb in Dartmouth the 24th of the [illegible] 4m 1700)

 

there was inquiry mad[e] whether there was any busines

 

to this meeting and the answer was none – – – – –

 
 

At A Monthly Meeting of friends holdon at the house

 

of Peleg Slocumb in Dartmouth the 22th of the 5.mo 1700)

 

and no busines apeared – – – – –

 
 

At A monthly meeting of friends holdon at the house

 

of Peleg Slocumb in Dartmouth the 19th of the 6mo 1700)

 

and no busines did appear – – – – –

 
 

At A monthly meeting of friends holdon at the house of

 

Peleg Slocumb in Dartmouth the 16th of the 7mo 1700)

 

and no busines did appear – – – – –

 
 

At A monthly Meeting of friends holdon at the house

 

of Peleg Slocumb in Dartmouth the 14th of the 8mo 1700)

 

and no busines did appear – – – – –

 
 

(1700) At A Monthly Meeting of friends holdon at the house of

 

Peleg Slocumb in Dartmouth the 11th of the 9mo 1700) the [ma

 

rryings?] of Hugh Copothit from from flushin [Flushing4] was Red [read?]

 
 

At A Monthly Meeting of friends holdon at the house of

 

Peleg Slocumb in Dartmouth the 9th of the 10mo 1700)

 

inquiri was made if there was any busines and the answer

 

was none

 
 

At A Monthly Meeting of friends holdon at the house of

 

Peleg Slocumb in Dartmouth the 6th of the 11mo 1700)

 

Abraham Booth and Abigail Howland did lay their intention

 

of Mariage before this meeting and they were desired

 

to wait tell [till] the next monthly meeting for their answer and

 

Peleg Slocumb & Stephen Wilcock was Chose to inspect into

 

their Clearness & bring in their answer to the next – –

 

monthly meeting

 
 

At A Monthly Meeting of friends holdon at the house of

 

Peleg Slocumb in Dartmouth the 3th of the 12mo 1700)

 

Abraham Booth & Abigail Howland appeared the second

 

time &^ desired their answer and things being clear their

 

answer was that they might take each other when they

 

see time Conveniant in the good order of truth – – – – –

 

(1701)

At A Monthly Meeting of friends holdon at the house

 

of Peleg Slocumb the 3th of the 1m 1701)

 

and no business did appear – – – – –

 
 

At A Monthly Meeting of friends holdon at the house

 

of Peleg Slocumb in Dartmouth the 31th of the 1mo 1701)

 

it is agreed that our meeting begin at the Eleventh

 

hower [hour]

 
 

At A Monthly Meeting of friends holdon at the house

 

of Peleg Slocumb in Dartmouth the 28th of the 2mo 1701)

 

and no business did appear – – – – –

 
 

At A Monthly Meeting of friends holdon at the house

 

of Peleg Slocumb in Dartmouth the 26th of the 3mo 1701)

 

and Nathaniel Howland & John Tucker was Chose to

 

attend the quarterly meeting and Peleg Slocumb

 

& Jacob Mott was Chose ^to attend the yearly meeting – –

 

Next

 
 

At A monthly meeting holdon at the house of

 

Peleg Slocumb in Dartmouth the 23th of the 4mo 1701)

 

and no busines did appear – – – – –

 
 

At A monthly meeting holden at the house of Peleg

 

Slocumb in Dartmouth the 21th of the 5mo 1701)

 

and no business appeared – – – – –

 
 

At A monthly meeting holden at the house of Peleg

 

Slocumb in Dartmouth the 18th of the 6mo 1701)

 

and Jacob Mott & Stephen Wilcock was Chose to attend

 

the quarterly meeting next – – – – –

 
 

At A monthly meeting of friend holden at the hous of – –

 

Peleg Slocumb in Dartmouth the 15th of the 7mo 1701)

 

this meeting has given out two sertificates one to Peleg

 

Slocumb and one to Stephen Wilcock – – – – –

 
 

At A monthly meeting of friends holden at the house of

 

Peleg Slocumb in Dartmouth the 13th of the 8mo 1701)

 

and no business appeared – – – – –

 
 

At A monthly meeting of friends holden at the house of

 

Peleg Slocumb in Dartmouth the 10th of the 9mo 1701)

 

and no busines appeared – – – – –

 
 

At A monthly meeting of friends holden at the house of

 

Peleg Slocumb in Dartmouth the 8th of the 10mo 1701)

 

and no business appeared

 
 

At A monthly meeting of friends holden at the house

 

of Peleg Slocumb in Dartmouth the 5th of the 11mo 1701)

 

and no business appeared

 
 

At a monthely meeting of friends held at Peleg Slocoms

 

house in Dartmouth the 2nd of the 12th month 1701)

 

Wee have received three papers in answer to ~

 

george keaths great Sheet5 and two other books frinds

 

in philadelphia at a monthely meeting of friends held at the

 

the 2nd of the first month (Hous of Peleg Slocum in Dartmouth

 

    1702

Jacob mott and Peleg Slocum are chose to atend the

     

quarterly meetin

 

(1702)

At a monthely meeting of friends held at the house of

 

Peleg Slocom in Dartmouth the 30th of the first month 1702

 

and inquiry being made and no business appeared – – – – –

 
 

At a monthely meeting of friends held at the hous of Peleg Slocum

 

In Dartmouth the 7th[?] of the 2mo 1702

 

Inquirey being made if their was [illegible] bussiness to this meeting

 

And the answer was no business

 
 

A[t] a monthely meeting of friends held at the house of Peleg

 

Slocum in Dartmouth the 28th of the 3mo 1702

 

where as their is a concarne [concern] about friends serving in office

 

as Jureymen and other officeses whereas at present wee can

 

not be admitted to Sarve [serve] with out Swaring it is therefor agreed

 

by this meeting that friends should make their Redress to the

 

Jenerale [General] Court at boston for releife6 – –

 

And Benjamin howland and Stephen Willcock are

 

chosen to atend the next qu’ly meeting and Jacob Mott and

 

John Tucker are chose to attend the yearly meeting. – – – – –

 
 

At a monthely meeting of friends held at the house of Peleg

 

Slocum in Dartmouth the 22nd of the 4mo 1702

 

Nathanel howland and John Tucker was chose for to goe

 

to deliver our petition to the govenor at boston – –

 

And Isaac newson[?] and Timothey Davise[?] appeared for ~~

 

Sepecan [Sippican?]7 meeting – –

 

And william wood and Elizer Smith are Chose to make in=

 

quirey into James tripp his clearness concarning marriadg and

 

to bring in their answer to the next monthely meeting – – – – –

 
 

At a monthely meeting at freinds held at the home of peleg

 

Slocum in Dartmouth the 20th of the 5mo 1702

 

and the mee[t]ing reckned with Thomas brigs jnr[?] for keep-

 

ing the meeting house and paid him for the same – –

 

And the making up the accounts with the meeting is referd

 

to the next monthely meeing – – – – –

 
 

At a monthely meeing of friends held at the house of Peleg

 

Slocum in Dartmouth the 17th of the 6mo 1702. – –

 

Jacob Mott and Peleg Slocum was chose for to atend the

 

quarterly meeting next

 
 

At a monthely meeting of friends held at the house of Peleg Slocum

 

in Dartmouth the 14th of the 7mo 1702 – –

 

Nathanel howland and John Tucker are Chosen to

 

goe to the Asembley for to spake to our pertition – – – – –

 
 

At a monthely meeting of freinds held at the house of Peleg Slocum

 

in Dartmouth the 12th of the 8mo 1702

 

the yearly meeting Epistle from our freinds in london [illegible]

 

rend[?] to the comfort of friends – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at the house of Peleg

 

Slocom in Dartmouth the 9th of the 9th mo. 1702 – –

 

Ralph Chapman and Deliverance Slocum layed

 

their Intention of marrige be fore this meeting and

 

they was desired to wait til the next meeting for this answer

 

And william Soul and Benjamin howland was chose

 

to see into their clearnes and to bring in theys[?] answer to

 

the next monthley meeting – –

 

And Benjamin howland and John Tucker was chosen to

 

atend the quarterly meeting next – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of freinds held at the house of peleg

 

Slocum in dartmouth the 7th:10mo 1702

 

Ralph Chapman and Deliverance Slocum appeared the

 

Second time for their answer and things being clear their answer

 

was that they might take Each other when they see con-

 

veniant in the order of truth – –

 

And this meeting refers the mat[t]er concarning the bu[i]lding

 

a mee[t]ing hous of Providance to the next monthely meeting – – – – –

 
 

At a monthely meeting of friend held at the house of Peleg

 

Slocum in Dartmouth the 4th of the 11th mth 1702 – –

 

Jacob mott and Eliazar Slocum are Chosen to agree with

 

Rhoad Island meeting About bu[i]lding a meeting house at

 

Providance – –

 

And Deliveranc Smith William Soul Eliezar Smith and

 

And Abraham Tucker are chose to agree with a carpendor

 

to bu[i]ld an addition to the meeting house – – – – –

 
 

At a monthely meeting of freinds held at the house of Peleg Slocum

 

in Dartmouth the first day of the 12th mth 1702/3 – –

 

Nathanel Chase and Abigal Shearman did lay thir Intention

 

of marrig before the mee[t]ing and they wer desired to wait

 

for thir answer untel the next monthly meeting – –

 

And Nathanel howland and Eliazer Slocum was Chosen

 

to Inspect into their clearness and bring in their answer to

 

the next monthely meeting – – – – –

 

(1703)

At a monthely meeting of friends held at the house of

 

Peleg Slocum in Dartmouth the first day of the 1[?] mo 1703

 

Peleg Slocum Stephen Willcock and John Tucker are

 

chosen to atend the quarterly meeting next – –

 

And Nathanel howland and Elizear Slocum brought in

 

their answer consarning nathanel Chace and Abigal

 

Shearman that they find nothing that may hinder their In

 

tentions of marrig and the aforesd Nathanel Chase and

 

Abigal Shearman appeared the second time desiring an answer

 

and things being Clear the answer of the monthly was that they

 

might proceed to tak[e?] Each other in the order of truth

 
 

At a monthely meeting of freinds held at the house of Peleg

 

Slocum in Dartmouth 29th[?] of the first moth 1703 – –

 

and inquirey being made no business appeared – – – – –

 
 

At a monthely meeting of friends held at the house of Peleg Slocum

 

in Dartmouth the 26th[?] of the second month 1703

 

and thir [there] was no business – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friend held at the hous of Peleg Slocum

 

in Dartmouth the 24th of the 3rd mth 1703 – –

 

and our monthely meeting is ordered to be ceept[?] [kept?] at our

 

meeting hous – –

 

And Jacob mott nathanal howland and John Tucker are

 

chosen to Atend the quarterly meeting and year-ly meet

 
 

At a monthely meeting of friends held at our meeting hous

 

in Dartmouth the 21st of the 4th mth 1703 – –

 

Joseph Russell jnr[?] and marey Tucker layd their Intent-

 

ions of marrig befor this meeting – –

 

and they wer desiered to tarey [tarry?] for their answer tel the

 

next monthely meeting.

 

Eliezar Slocum and Nathanel howland are? chosen to Inspect

 

Into their Clearness and bring in their answer to the next

 

monthely meeting – –

 

nine shillings and four-penc rceived for books and 10 books=

 

remains

 
 

At a monthely meeting of friends held at our meeting house

 

In Dartmouth the 19th of the 5th mth 1703 – –

 

Joseph Russell jnr[?] and Marey Tucker came the second

 

time for their answer as to their former Intintion of marrig

 

and things being clear they had their answer that they

 

might prosed to take Each other in the good order of truth.

 

And Jacob Mott John tucker and Benjamin howland

 

are chose to Inspect into the lives and conversations of such

 

as profes truth – – – – –

 
 

At a monthely meeting of freinds held at our meeting house

 

In Dartmouth the 16th of the 6th mth 1703

 

Stephen Willcock and nathanel howland are chosen to

 

Attend the quarterly meeting next

 

And Eliezar Slocum and Eliezar Smith are chose to attend the

 

yearly meeting at Salam [Salem] next.

 

And the business cosarning Ebenezer Allin [w]ho not being her[e] is Refered

 

to the next monthely meeting and John Lapham william

 

wood are Chose to Inspect into the [illegible] and Conversation

 

of freinds for this folowing month

 

[4 line illegible insertion]

 
 

At a monthely meeting of freinds held at our meeting house in

 

Dartmouth the 11th of the 8th mth 1703 – –

 

John Lapham and Deliverance Smith are Chosen to Enspect=

 

into the report consarning Ebenezar Allins beating and abus=

 

ing of an Indian and bring in their answer to the next monthey meeting.

 

and John Tucker and nathanel howland are chose to spake

 

with Thomas Brigs about his being ofended with Some for report

 

ing that he keept a rude house and to bring in their answer

 

to the next monthely meeting and they are allso apoynt=

 

ed to Enspect Into the lives and conversations of friends

 

for this folowing month – – – – –

 
 

At a monthely meeting of friends held at our meeting house in

 

Dartmouth the 8th of the 9th mth 1703.

 

William Bourn and hannah Shearman did lay their In=

 

tention of marrag be for this meeting and they wer desired to

 

wait untel the next monthley meeting for their answer – –

 

Benjamin howland and Nathanel howland are chosen to

 

Inspect into their clearness and bring in their answer

 

to the next monthely meeting.

 

Peleg Slocom and Increes allin are chosen to Inspect in

 

to the lives and conversations of friends for the folowing

 

month – – – – –

 
 

At a monthely meeting of friends held at our meeting house in

 

Dartmouth the 5th of the 10th mth 1703 – –

 

and the friends that was chosen to wit John Lapham

 

and Deliverance Smith to Inspect in to the deferance be

 

tween Ebenezer allin and an Indian called Jeremiah

 

was called to give in their answer and their answer is

 

that they find that Ebenezer allin did beat and abuse the

 

Sd Indian as the report was.

 

and after freinds had long laboured In Love and much ten=

 

derness to show him the sd allin his rashness and Eror

 

he did at last condem it and say that he was sorey for it – –

 

Peleg Slocum and Abraham Tucker are Chosen to attend

 

the quartorly meeting.

 
 

At a monthely meeting of friends held at our meeting house In

 

Dartmouth the third day of the 11th mth 1703 – –

 

William Wood Deliverance Smith and John Tucker

 

are Chosen to Inspect into the lives and conversations

 

of friends for this folowing month.

 
 

At a monthely meeting of friends held at our meeting house in

 

Dartmouth the one and thirtyeth day of the 11th[?] mth 1703 – –

 

and their was no business appeared – – – – –

 
 

At a monthely meeting of friends held at our meeting house in Dartmouth

 

the twenty third of the twelveth month 1703 – –

 

Peleg Slocum nathaneel howland and Increas allien are to

 

attend the next quartorly meeting – –

 

and Eliezer Slocum Benjamin howland and John Tucker

 

are chosen to furder Inspect into the business betwixt Josiah=

 

merehow and John fish and bring in their answer to the next

 

monthely meeting. – –

 

William Wood nathaneel howland and Eliezar Slocom are

 

chosen to Inspect into the lives and conversations of freinds for

 

this month Insuing8 – –

 

And the business consarning Thomas gachel is refered to the next

 

monthly meeting that if aney freind have aney thing upon his

 

mind to labour furder with him thay may have time to clear

 

themselves and truth[?] of him. – – – – –

 

(1704)

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting house in Dartmouth

 

the 27th of the first month 1704 – –

 

this meeting hath made up their accounts with Eleiezer=

 

Smith for his work about the meeting house and have

 

payed him – –

 

And John Russell and Rebeckah Ricketson did lay their

 

Intention of marrige before this meeting, and they was desired to

 

tarey untel the next monthely meeting for their answer – –

 

nathaneel howland and william Soul are chosen for to In=

 

spect into their Clearness and bring in their answer to the

 

next monthely meeting – –

 

and to Inquier into henrey tucker his clearness consarning

 

marrig and bring in their answer to the next monthely meeting – –

 

and Stephen willcock Deliverance Smith and Benjamin

 

howland are chosen for to go to John fish and his wife to lab=

 

our furder with them to shew them their shortness In speak=

 

ing rash words to Josiah merehow – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our mee[t]ing house in Dartmouth

 

the 24th of ye second month 1704 – –

 

John Russell and Rebeaca Reketson came for their answer and

 

things being clear the meetings answer was that they – –

 

might prosceed according to their Intentions and take each other

 

In the order of truth

 

and John Tucker and Benjamin howland are chosen to draw

 

up something consarning thomas gatchel his disorderly walk

 

ing – – – – –

 
 

At a monthely meeting of freinds held at our meeting house

 

in Dartmout[h] the 22 [illegible] of third month 1704 – –

 

Jonathan Devel [Davol] william Soul John Lapham Jnr william wood

 

and Judah Smith and Robert gifford are chosen to hear and

 

and determin the deferance between nathaneel howland and

 

John Peckham – –

 

and Jacob Mott Increase allin and Stephen Willcock are chosen to

 

hear and determin the deferance between Eliezar Smith and Nathan-

 

eel howland – –

 

And Peleg Slocumb and John Tucker chosen to atend the quartorly

 

meeting next – –

 

and nathaneel howland and John Tucker are chosen to atend

 

the yearl[y] meeting at Rhoad Island

 

And Peleg Slocum Incres Allin Benjanin howlan John Tucker

 

James tripp and william wood are chosen to Inspect into the lives

 

and Conversations of freinds for the half year Insuing, – –

 

And Jacob mott Increase Allin and Stephen Willcock have Ended the

 

deferance between Eliezar Smith and nathanieel howland – – – – –

 
 

At a monthely meeting of friends held at our meeting house in

 

Dartmouth the 19th of ye 4th mth 1704 – –

 

Eliashib Smith and dinah Allin of Sandwich did lay their In=

 

tention of marrige befor the meetin

 

And Benjamin allin and deborah Russell did lay their Inten

 

tion of marrige before the meeting. and they wer all desired to

 

stay untel the next monthely meeting for their answer – –

 

and William Soul and John Lapham Jnr [?]are chosen to Inspect Into their Clearness

 

and bring in their answer to the next monthely meeting – –

 

John lapham william Soul Deliverance Smith [illegible] Jacob

 

mott Eliezar Slocom and william wood ar chosen to hear

 

the deferance between Ebenezer allien and Nathaneel howland

 

And to End the Same – –

 

and the six freinds above named have heard determined and

 

Ended the above said deferance between Ebenezer allin and

 

and nathaneel howland – – – – –

 
 

At a monthley meeting of friends held at our meeting house

 

in Dartmouth the 17th of the 5th mth. 1704 – –

 

and the six friends that was chosen last third month

 

to hear and determined the deferance between nathaneel

 

howland and John Peckham and their answer is that

 

they have heard determined and Ended sd deferance – – – – –

 
 

At a monthely meeting of frds held at our meeting hous

 

in Dartmouth the twenty first day of the 6th mth 1704

 

Peleg Slocum and John Tucker are chosen to atend

 

Salam [Salem] yearly meeting – –

 

and Stephen willcock and Benjamin howland are

 

chosen to attend the quarterly meeting next at rhoad Island

 

And Eliashib Smith and Dinah Allin [Allen] and Benjamin Allin [Allen]and deborah

 

Russell came to this meeting and desired answer to their former In

 

tentions signefieing they wer still of the same mind – –

 

and friends finding things clear the answers to them all was

 

that they might proseed to take each other in marrig according

 

to the good order of truth – –

 

and that when young people first lay their Intintion of marrig

 

befor the monthely meeting that they have their parents consent first – –

 

and John tucker and Eliezar Slocom are chosen to agree with

 

a friend to keep the meeting house this insuing year – –

 

And Eliezer Slocom and nathaneel howland ar chosen to

 

furder labour with John Summers to Shew him his Errour

 

ahere faloweth a coppey of the abovesaid dinah allins [Allen] sertifecate

 

from our freinds at Sandwich – –

 

Whereas Dinah Aallin [Allen] desired of this meeting a cirtificate of her

 

clearness from any man concerning marriage these are to

 

signifie to aney men and womans meeting where these

 

may come that Dinah Allien [Allen] aforesaid is as fare as wee can

 

understand clear from aney[?] Ingagement in marriege

 

to aney man.

 

this from our men and womens meetings at william Allins

 

In sandwich this 5 day of 6 mth 1704

Marey Wing

 

William Allin [Allen]

John Goodsped

Bathsheba Allin

 

Robert Harpar

Priseila Allin

Lydia Dillingham

 

Zacriah Jenkens

Mary Gifford

Rest Perry

 

John Wing

Mary Hoxly

Debroah Wing

 

James Mills

Abiah Jenkins

Dorethy Butler

 

Daniel Allin

Marey bowerman

Sarah Cilla

 
 

At a monthely meeting of frds held at our meeting house in

 

Dartmouth the 18th of ye 7th month 1704 – –

 

Eliezer Smith and Benjamin Howland are chosen to – –

 

attend the yearly meeting at Situate– –

 

William Soul Nathaneel Howland Stephen Willcock

 

And and John tucker are chosen to writ answer to

 

the lettar that was sent from old England to this

 

meeting Consarning John Summors. – –

 

And John Lapham John Richmand Deliverance Smith

 

Stephen Willcock and Peleg Slocum are chosen to

 

speke with Ebenezer Allin [Allen] concarning his desorder[?]=

 

ly Speches at the town house – –

 

Peleg Slocum and John tucker ar chosen to labour furder

 

with John fish and his wife for to condem their spekinig [speaking?]

 

to Josiah merehow [Merihew] as they Did concarning a bill – – – – –

 
 

At a monthely meeting of freinds held at our meeting house

 

In Dartmouth the 20th day of the 9th mth 1704 – –

 

the defferance about John fish is rfered to the nex meeting

 

whereas their is a defferance between Ebenezer Allin [Allen]

 

and Nathaneel Howland. the meeting mak[e]s Choice

 

of Jonahan Devel [Davol] William Wood John lapham Jur

 

Judah Smith Stephen Willcock [Wilcox] and Eliezer Slocom [Slocum]

 

to End all defferances between them lands Excepted and bring

 

In thir answer to the next monthly meeting – –

 

and the meeting Desired our freinds Richard Eastes [Estes] and his

 

brother Mathew Estes to Spake with Danil Zacharies to

 

know the charge which he hath ben at about the prison=

 

ers – –

 

and Eliezer Slocom and Nathaneel Howland are Chosen

 

to attend the quartorly meeting next – –

 

Benjamin Howland and William Wood are Chosen to

 

End the defferance between Christepher Gifford and

 

Richard kerby and between Christepher Gifford and

 

his wife and John kerby and bring in their answer

 

to the next monthely meeting

 
 

At a monthely meeting held at our meeting hous In dartmouth

 

the 18th of the 10th mth 1704 – –

 

the buseness about John fish and his wife is refered to

 

the next monthely meeting – –

 

and the Judgment concarning Ebenezer Allin [Allen] and

 

Nathaneel Howland is Referend [Referred?] to the next month=

 

ly meeting – –

 

friends at Cokset have desired to have the first day meeting

 

for this wentor [winter] amongst themselves Except the first day

 

befor[e] the monthely meeting and it is granted and their weekly

 

mee[t]ing to be on the fift[h] day of the week

 
 

At a monthely meeting held at our meeting house In dartmouth

 

the 15th of the 11th mth 1704

 

This meeting haveing received a letter from Richard and

 

Mathew Estes Consarning what Daniel Zacharies[?] hath ben

 

out about the priseners [prisoners] and he hath keept no account so

 

this meeting desiers [desires] the priseners to draw up an acount

 

and bring it into the next monthely meeting9 – –

 

and James burril [Burrel] and mehetable Russell widow did lay

 

their Intentions of marriag[e] befor[e] the meeting – –

 

and they were desired to wait tel the next monthely meeting

 

for their answer – –

 

and peleg Slocum and John Tucker are Chosen to I[n]spect

 

into their Clearness and bring in their account to the next monthely meeting – –

 

and this meeting doth take up with what John fish and

 

wife hath given. In condeming what they said to Josiah

 

Merehow about a bill and that it be pased by and no more

 

said about it – –

 

and Eliezer Slocom and John lapham the younger are Chose

 

to Inspect Into John Smiths Clearness in order that he ~~

 

may have a Sertfecate [Certificate] both of his life and Conversation

 

and allso of his Clearness Consarning marriage – – – – –

 
 

at a monthely meeting o freinds held at our meeting house

 

In Dartmouth the 19th of the 12th mth 1704 – –

 

James Burril and Mehetable Russell widow came

 

befor this meeting for answer to their Intentions and[?]

 

befor the last monthely meeting signefieing they were

 

Stil of the Same mind. – –

 

And friends finding things clear they had ther an=

 

swer that they might proceed and take Each other in

 

the Order of Truth.

 

and allso care hath ben taken for her former husbands chi-

 

Child and the Estate Secured for him – –

 

And petter [Peter] Easton of newport on Rhoad Island and Content

 

Slocum of Dartmouth did lay their Intintions of marriage

 

before the meeting and they was desired to stay until

 

the next monthely meeting for an answer – –

 

William Soul [Soule, Sowle] and John Lapham Jur are Chosen to

 

Inspect into their Clearness. And bring In their answer

 

to the next monthely meeting – –

 

and peleg Slocum and Benjamin Howland are Chisen

fig. 3: The first meeting house for Apponegansett was built in 1699. The existing structure dates from 1791.

© Copyright Jean Schnell

 

to Atend the quartorly meeting next. and Elizer [Elezer?] Smith

 

and peleg Slocum ar chosen to atend the yearly meet

 

ing at Sandwich. – – – – –

 
   

a

 
 

Coppey of John Smiths Cirteficate – –

 

these are to satesfy all freinds where these may com[e]

 

that our friend John Smith haveing a desir[e] for some

 

time to goe to Sea. and now haveing a sutabl [suitable?] opertunety

 

for an Employ with our friend Mathew Eastes [Estes] – –

 

the Sd John Smith Did lay his design befor our last ~~

 

monthely meeting. that he might have the meetings

 

Conscent and freinds haveing Considred of it and Seeing noth

 

nothing that may Justly hender him he haveing Such

 

an opertunety for an Imploy for a livelyhood – –

 

and wee can give this furder testmony cocarning [concerning] him: that he hath

 

ben a man of a sober life and Conversation amongst us

 

and hath walked as becometh the truth. – –

 

and allso that he is Clear from all women Conserning – –

 

marriage

 

[middle third of page is blank]

 

(1705)

At our meeting house I At a monthely meeting held at

 

our meeting house In Dartmouth the 19th of the first mth 1705 – –

 

Petter [Peter] Easton and Content Slocum apeared the Second

 

time before this meeting to receive answer to their pro=

 

posials laid before the last monthly meeting – –

 

an Inquirey being made Into their Clearness and nothing

 

appearing to hender their Intentions the meeting givs

 

them an answer that they might prosceed to take

 

Each other In the order of truth – –

 

and Increas Allin [Increase Allen] william wood and James burril [Burrel]

 

are Chosen to inquire[?] into the lives and Conversations o friends for this

 

Insuing month

 

and her[e] faloweth the coppey of petter Estons [Peter Eastons] Certificate from the

 

monthely meeting at Rhoad Island – –

 

whereas peater [Peter] Easton of newport on Rhoad Island Son of ~~

 

weston and Rebecah Clark of Said newport hath as wee un=

 

derstand by the Approbation of his Sd parents desired a Certificate

 

of us to say the monthely meeting of Disapline he being in ~~

 

persuance of marriage as wee understand with Content the

 

daughter of peleg Slocom [Slocum] and marey [Mary?] his wife of Dartmouth

 

these are therfore to Certifie all whom it may concern

 

that wee haveing made Enquirey according to truth and find

 

nothing to the contrary but that he is clear of Entanglement with

 

aney women so fare as wee know Except said Content. and

 

as for his Conversation for time past hath been sober according

 

to truth and Semes [seems] well Inclind and freequents freinds meet=

 

ings both of worship and of Disapline and wee have ~

 

nothing to object against his Enclination according to

 

his proposial and wee desir his welfare and Remaine

 

your friend in the truth.

 

Signed by order and apoyntment of our monthely mens

 

meeting at newport on Rhoad Island the 27th of the

 

twelvth month 174/5 [sic] – –

 

Danil Gould

Tho Cornell

Thomas hicks

 

Jacob Mott

John Borden

Samuell Hicks

 

Walter Clark

William Barker

John Hedley

 

John Allin [Allen]

William Anthony

William freeborne

 

John Easton seenor

Preserved fish

Samuell Easton

 
 

At a monthely meeting of friends held at our meeting house

 

In Dartmouth the 16th of the Second month 1705 – –

 

James Burril Increes Allin [Increase Allen] William Wood are Chosen

 

to Inspect into the lives and Conversations of them that

 

prophes [profess?] truth

 
 

At a monthely meeting of frinds held at our meeting house

 

In Dartmouth the twenty first day of the thurd month 1705 – –

 

James Burriel Increes Allin and William Wood are

 

Chosen to mak[e] Inquirey Into the lives and Conversations

 

of them that prophes truth

 

And whereas their is a Complaint by Christepher Giford [Christopher Gifford] to this

 

meeting Consarning William Macumbers Ronging [wronging] him.

 

Where upon the meeting made shoyce [choice] of John Tucker

 

peleg Slocum and Deliverance Smith to hear and In=

 

spect Into the truth of the above said Comeplaint and give

 

In their Answer to the next monthely meeting – –

 

And the six friends that was Chosen to End the deferance be=

 

tween Ebenezer Allin [Allen] and nathaneel Howland have given

 

In their determination that Ebenezar Allin is to blame Con=

 

carning Sd Deferance and Nathaneel Howland was to blame

 

for not rateing himself for money that he had at youce [use] – –

 

And peleg Slocum Stephen Willcock [Wilcox] and John Tucker

 

are Chosen to attend the next yea[r]ly meeting – –

 

and Ebenezer Allin not being Satesfied with the Judgment

 

of the meeing meeting doth apele [appeal] to the quartorly meeting

 

for a furder hearing which is granted – –

 

and that all the papers that Ebenezer allin [Allen] hath given

 

In Concarning Said deferance are to be delivered to John =

 

Tucker for him to Deliver to the quortorly meeting as their

 

may be ocasion – – – – –

 
 

At a monthely meeting of friends held at our meeting haus In

 

Dartmouth the 18th of the 4th mth 1705

 

the three freinds was Called upon that was Chosen to In=

 

spect Into the Conversations of them that prophese [profess?]

 

truth and their answer is they find nothing but that

 

things are weel – –

 

and the Same are Conteneued [Continued] for this Ensuing month

 

And peleg Slocum Stephen Willcock and John =

 

Tucker are Chosen to make Sarch [search?] whuther: – –

 

Christpher gifford hath hade gospel order and dew [due?] ad=

 

monition given him; and if they find that he hade

 

then they are to Draw up his Condemnation against

 

the next monthely meeting – –

 

and peleg Slocum Deliverance Smith John Tucker

 

John Lapham William Soul [Soule] and Eliezar Slocom [Slocum]

 

are Chosen to hear and [Determine?] the Deferance be ~~

 

tween William Macumber[?] [crease in ms.] and Chrstepher Gifford

 

and give in their answer [to?] the next monthely meeting – –

 

And peleg Slocum and Benjamin Howland are Chosen

 

to goe to Sepecan to know the Re[a]son whey they have not

 

atended the montheley meeting and give in their answer

 

to the next monthely meeting – – – – –

 
 

At a monthely meeting held at our meeting house In

 

Dartmouth the 16th of the 5th mth 1705 – –

 

the three frinds that was Chosen the last monthely meeting

 

[to?] Inspect into the lives and conversations of friends – –

 

was Called upon and their answer was that they find nothing

 

but that things are preaty weell – –

 

And the same three freinds are Continiued for this Insuing month

 

and peleg Slocum Stephen Willcock James Burriel [Burrel] and

 

John Tucker are Chosen to Enquire In to Jacob Motts Clear=

 

ness In order that he may have a Certificate drawn against

 

the next monthely meeting – –

 

And the two friends that was Chosen the last monthely to

 

go to Sepecan are Stil Continued to preform the Sam[e] Sarvice

 
 

At a monthely meeting of friends held at our meeting house In

 

Dartmouth the [?]th day of the 6 mth 1705 – –

 

Edward perrey [Perry] of Sandwich and Eliphel Smith the dau

 

daughter of Eliezar Smith of Dartmouth did lay their In=

 

tenti[o]ns of marriage befor this meeting and friends desired

 

them to wait untel the next monthely meeting for their

 

answer – –

 

and Eliezer Slocum are Chose to Inquier In to their Clear

 

ness and bring In their answer to the next monthely meeting – –

 

and William Wood Eliezer Slocum and John Tucker

 

are Chosen to Enspect Into the lives and Conversations

 

of friends for this Insuing month

 

and abraham Tucker and benjamin Howland are

 

Chosen to atend the quorterly meeting ––

 

Eliezar Slocum and John Tucker are Chosen to at-

 

tend the yearly meeting […ouse?; illegible] – – – – –

 
 

At a monthely meeting of friends held at our meeting house

 

In Dartmout[h] the Seventeenth day of Seventh month 1705 – –

 

Stephen Willcock [Wilcox] and John tucker are Chose to know

 

the Reason why Some of our freinds at rochester have

 

desarted our meeting of disepline and give In their answer

 

to the next monthely meeting – –

 

and Edward perrey [Perry] and Eliphel Smith appeared the

 

Second time In order to receive answer to their proposials

 

laid before the last monthely meeting Signefing they was

 

Stel of the Same mind.

 

and Inquirey being made according to the order of truth

 

and nothing appearing to hender their Intentions they

 

had their answer from this meeting that they might

 

proceed according to their Intentions and take Each other

 

In the order of truth

 

And William Wood Eliezar Slocum and John Tucker

 

are Chosen to In Spect into the Lives and Conversations

 

o[f] friends for this Ensuing month – –

 

Stephen Willcock Eliezar Slocum and J nn  – –

 

John Tucker are Chosen to atend Situate [Scituate] meeting – –

 

hear faloweth the coppy of Edward perreys Sertinecate[?] [Certificate]

 

concarning his clearness in ma—age [marriage]

 

to our freinds and Brethren at Dartmouth wee

 

Send greeting

 

Where as our friend Edward perrey [Perry] appeared at our

 

last monthely meeting and Did desir[e] of us a Cirtifi=

 

cate of his Clearness in marrige in ordor their unto ~~

 

freinds apoynted two friends to Inquire into his Clear=

 

ness and haveing made Inquiery and do:not find

 

nothing but that he is Clear from aney Intanglment

 

withth [sic] aney women heere.

 

their for these are to Signifye that wee have unity with

 

him and Desir his welfare. and Remain your freinds

 

and bretheren In the unchangable truth.

 

Sandwich the Seventh of the 7th month 1705

 

William Allin [Allen]

Richard landars

Abiah[?] Jenkins

 

ludwick Hoxie

[illegible] Wing

lydia Dillingham

 

Danil Allin

[illegible] perry

[illegible] holway

 

John Dilingham

Willi[am?] Wing

Rest[?] perrey [Perry]

 

Stephen harper

[illegible] allin

Dorethey butlar[?]

 

thomas Bowerman

Mary hoxie

Experance Bowerman

       
 
 

At a monthely meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

house In Dartmouth the 11th of the 8th mth 1705 – –

 

Stephen Willcock and John Tucker are Still

 

Continued to Spake with Sepecan friends according

 

to the apoyntment of the last monthely meeting – –

 

and a paper allso was Read in this meeting Concarning

 

Bu[i]lding of a meeting house at Salam. Wherein they desir[e]

 

Som asisstance from our monthely meeting where up=

 

on this meeting toock it in to their Considration In

 

order to return freinds an Answer as Soon as

 

conveniatly freinds Can. – –

 

And it is proposed that friends Should have a ~~

 

Colection Every monthely meeting for to defray

 

the nesesarey Charges that may arise amongst freinds

 

and peleg Slocum Stephen Willco[c]k [Wilcox] and Benjamin

 

Howland are Chosen and added to John Tucker to

 

peruse the monthely meeting minits and what

 

they Shall think Convienient to order them to be

 

Cometted to Record – –

 

John tucker William Wood and Eliazer Slocum

 

are Chosen to Inspect into the lives and conversa=

 

tions of fr[ien]ds

 
 

At a monthely meeting of friends held our meeting

 

house In Dartmouth the 19th of the 9th mth 1705

 

and whereas it was proposed the last monthely ~~

 

meeting that freinds Should have a monthely Colect=

 

ion and this meeting Considring the proposials

 

and finding it Conveniant and nesescerey do agree

 

that their Should be a Colection Everey Monthely ~~

 

meeting – –

 

and their is Colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – 0£ – 13S – 00d

 

And it is agreed by this meeting that Stephen ~~

 

Willcock Abraham Tucker William Soul [Soule] John =

 

Lapham Jur and John Tucker are Chosen to geat [get?]

 

a deed of our meeting house and land of peleg ~~

 

Slocum a gainst the next monthely meeting – –

 

and Benjamin Howland is Chosen to keep the

 

Colection of frinds and to Disburst it as this meeting

 

may see Cause – –

 

and it is agreed that freinds on the other side Coxset river

 

should have their meeting as they had it the last ~

 

winter – – – – –

 
 

At a monthely meeting of freinds held at our meeting

 

house in Dartmouth the 17th of ye 10th mth 1705

 

their was Colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – 0£ – 11S – 08d

 

and the friends that was Chosen to Inspect in to the lives

 

and Conversations of them that profess truth was Called

 

upon to give an account how they find thing and ~~

 

their answer is that they find things prety weell – –

 

And this meeting hath an account of a deferance ~~

 

between John Sumers [Summers] and Jonathan Devel [Davol] and that

 

the Sd Summers refuseth to End it according to the good

 

ordor of truth – –

 

where upon the meeting Chose James Burril [Burrel] and Eliezar

 

Slocum to advise John Summers to Submett to the ordor

 

of truth and put an End to Sd Deferanc against the next monthely

 

meeting – –

 

Increas Allin [Increase Allen] Eliezar Slocum and John tucker are ~~

 

Chosen to Enspect in to the lives and C[on]versations of

 

freinds for the month Insuing – – – – –

 
 

At a monthely meeting held at our meeting house

 

in Dartmouth the one and twenty day of the 11th mth 175/6 [sic] –

 

the three freinds were called over that was chosen the last

 

monthely meeting to Inspect into the lives and Con=

 

versations of friends and their answer is thy find –

 

things not well ––

 

And John Lapham James Burrill are chosen and

 

added to the former two friends to labour to put things

 

In order against the next monthely meeting – –

 

and the former three friends are stil Contenued to In=

 

spect in to the lives and Conversations of them ~~

 

prophes truth for this Insuing month – –

 

and John Wing and Nathaneel Howland are Chosen

 

to procur a coppey of Christepher Giffords Condemnation

 

from the mon[thely meeting?] at Sandwich if their be aney to

 

be had – and their was Colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – 0–13 –07 –

 
 

At a monthely meeting of freinds held at our meeting house

 

In Dartmouth the 18th of the 12th mth 1705

 

their was Colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – 0£ –10S –05d

 

peleg Slocum and Benjamin Howland are apoynted to

 

See what friends are freely willing to Contribut toward

 

the bu[i]lding of a meeting house at Salam [Salem] – –

 

Increas Allin [Allen] Elizar Slocom [Slocum] and John tucker are ~~

 

Chosen to Inspect into the lives and Conversations of freinds

 

for the month Insuing – –

 

Increas Allin [Allen] and Deliverance Smith are Chosen to

 

attend the yearly meeting at Sandwich – –

 

and Stephen Willcock [Wilcox] and Nathaneel Howland are

 

Chosen to attend the quorterly meeting next – –

 

John tucker and Benjamin howland are Chosen to

 

Speak with Hannah Jeney [Jenny, Jenne] concarning her ofering

 

her Self in prayer out of the unity of the meeting – – – – –

 

(1706)

At a monthly meeting of freinds held at our meeting

 

house the first mth In Dartmouth the 18th of the first mth 1706

 

thir was colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – 0£–06S–06d

it’s agree

d that

their sho

uld be

a preparit

ive

meeting

and it is agreed that friends Should have a preparetive

meeting one [on?] the forth day of the week faling out next

befor the monthely meeting after the time of worsh=

ip : is over to Consider of the afairs amongst friends

and see what may be conveniant to be recomended to

the monthely meeing that so the monthely meeting

may not be Incumbred with a multitud of un

 

unnesesearey buseness – –

 

and to chuse two or three waighty freinds to present

 

the nesescearey buseness to the monthey mee[ti?]ng as

 

may be given them in charg by the preparitive ~~~

 

meeting – –

 

And James Burril and Eliezar Slocum are chosen – –

 

to Inquir in to the Complaint of Christepher gifford ~~

 

and see if things be out of order to Labour to have them

 

amended and bring in their answer to the next monthly meeting – – – – –

 
 

At a monthely meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

house In Dartmouth the 15th of the Second mont[h] 1706

 

ther their was colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – 0£–09S –00d

 

the two friends that was Chose to atend Sandwich

 

yearly meeting was Called upon and they give us to

 

under stand that the Sd yearly meeting desir[e]s this meet=

 

ing to makeup one Subscription to wards the bu[i]lding a

 

meeting house at Salam [Salem] ten[?] pounds – –

 

and it is concluded that freinds Should Considr of it untel

 

the next monthely meeting – –

Shilings

 

and the meeting agrees to lend William Macumber Jur twelve

 

in money out of the monthely meeting Stock and he is to repay

 

it again on or befor the third Second day in the Eight month

 

next – –

 

Stephen Willcock [Wilcox] Eliezar Slocum Deliverance Smith ~

 

and John Tucker are Chosen to Speak with Ebenezer =

 

Aallin [Allen] Consarning his goeing to Law with a brother before

 

unblievers and Bring in his Answer to the next

 

monthely meeting – –

 

Eliezar Slocum and William Soul [Soule] are Chose to Spake

 

with William Chase Concarning his delivering things by

 

way of testemony In our publick asembley of Worship

 

on the first day of the week Contarary to Sound doctrin[e]

 

and In Case he will not Condemn it then to make it known

 

to the mee[t]ing where he doth belong – – – – –

 
 

At a monthely meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

house In Dartmouth the 20th of the third month 1706

 

and their was colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – 0£-09s-09d

 

and it is concluded to make our Subscription towards

 

the bu[i]lding of Salam meeting house teen [sic] pounds – –

 

and the four friends that was Chosen the last monthely

 

meeting to Spake with Ebeneze[r] Allin [Allen] brought in his

 

answer that he doth Justify himself In going to law

 

with Nathaneel Howland for he said that he had gon[e]

 

as fare with him as the law of God did require it he

 

did understand is it      what that is

 

and for as much as the above said Ebenezer Allin [Allen] and

 

and Nathaneel Howland was under dealings of the

 

last yearly meeting at Rhoad Island this meeting

 

doth refer him to the next yearly meeting at Rohad Island

 

for the proof of his aforesaid answer – –

 

And John lapham and John Tucker are Chosen to Spake

 

with Ebenezer Allin [Allen] Concerning his having his

 

Daughter in marriage to one of the World Conterary to

 

the good order of truth and bring in their answer the next

 

monthely meeting – –

 

and Eliezer Slocum and John Tucker are Chosen to

 

Spake with Eliezar Smith Concerning his refraining

 

of our meeting – –

 

Stephen Willcock and John Tucker are Chosen

 

to atend the next quarterly and yearly meeting at

 

Rhoad Island – –

 

And the maner of Estableshing of our meeting house

 

and Land is refere’d to the quartorly meeting next –

 

and the matter concarning William Chaces [Chase] delivering

 

of Doctren wich is unsound is allso refered to the – –

 

abovesaid gu quartorly meeting – –

 

and it’s agreed that the meeting that was kept on the

 

other side Coxset river for the winter Seson on the

 

first day of the weeck Should be at the meeting ~~

 

house for the Summer

 
 

At our monthely meeting of friends held at our meet=

 

ing house In Dartmouth the 24th of the 4th mth 1706 – –

 

their was colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – 00£–08s–06d

 

and Stephen Willcock Benjamin Howland and

 

Eliezar Slocum and John Tucker are Chosen to ~~

 

Spak with Ebenezer Allin [Allen] Concarning his going

 

to Law with nathaneel Howland and bring in

 

their answer to the next monthely meeting – –

 

and John Lapham and John Tucker brought in ~

 

their answer that Ebenezer allin [Allen] will not make ~~

 

Satisfaction for his giveing and marreing his daugh

 

tor to one out of the unity of friends – –

 

And Eliezar Slocom [Slocum] and John Tucker brought in ~

 

their answer that they have laboured with Eliezer

 

Smith according to order and he has Condemed his

 

[illegible] and for [illegible] [crease in ms.] Carfull [careful] – – – – –

 
 

At a monthely meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

house In Dartmouth the 15th of the 5th mth 1706 –––––

 

their was Colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – 0£ –10s –09d

 

and the friends that was Chosen the last monthely

 

mee[t]ing to Spake with Ebenezer Allin [Allen] Consarning his

 

going to law Contrary to truth brought in their ~~

 

answer that he will not be recla[i]med but doth

 

willfuly presest [persist?] to his on [own?] hurt and to the great ~~

 

truble of the Church In Justefyeing him Self In his

 

Desorderly prosceedings

 

where fore friends haveing largely laboured with

 

him and finding themselves Clear are Constrained

 

to Caus[e] his Condemnation to be drawn up and Signed

 

by this meeting for the Clearing of truth and freinds

 

of his Desorderly Walking – –

 

And Elizar Slocum and John tucker are Chosen

 

to read to Ebenezer allin [Allen] his Condemnation and if he

 

will Condemn his out goeings to the Satesfaction of

 

friends then the Condemnation given by this meeting

 

is not to be read in publick – –

 

but if he refuseth then the Judgment to be openly

 

Read the next first day Come week[s?] in the latter

 

End of our publick meeting of worship – –

 

and peleg Slocum and Benjamin Howland are

 

Chosen to go to Rochester to know the re[a]son why ~

 

they have not Atended the monthely meeting and

 

bring in their answer to the next monthely meeting – –

 

and this meeting mak[e]s Choyce of peleg Slocum ~

 

Stephen Willcock [Wilcox] Icreas Allin [Increase Allen] and John Tucker

 

to See into the lives and Conversations of freinds

 

for the quortor of a year I[n]suing – – – – –

 
 

At a monthely meeting of friends held at our meeting house

 

In Dartmouth the 19th of the 6 mth 1706 and Colected 2£ –04s –0d

 

Eliezar Slocom and John Tucker give In their answer

 

that they have Read the Judgment of the last monthe-

 

ly meeting to Ebenezer Allin [Allen] and he refusing to make

 

Satesfactin the aforsade Judgment [words illegible due to tear] publick

 

according to order of the last monthely meeting as faloweth

 

Where as Ebenezer Allin [Allen] of Dartmouth In the County of bristol

 

new England haveing for maney years frequented the ~~~

 

mee[t]ing of us the people [illegible] Called quakers and

 

Semed to Joyne in Sosietay [Society] with us but for want of keeping

 

In true Subjection to that princeple he made profesion of: to

 

with the Sp[i]rit of truth In his own heart which Sperit

 

will lead all them that are obediant to it out of Everey thing

 

that is Contrary to the nature of it and Inconsistant with

 

it he hath given way to his own Inclinations and hath

 

gon[e] to law before unbelivers with one that is In Socyaty [Society]

 

with us and not withstanding; all the faithfull labour

 

of love and Earnest Endevours of us his freinds as a ~~~

 

Sociaty of people to perswade him to the Contrary he ~~

 

hath willfully presested [persisted?] to the griefe of us his friends and

 

Scandall of that holey prenciple he made profecion of

 

for which Cause wee find ourselves Concarned to testefye

 

to the world that wee do utterly desown all such actions

 

and all who are found In them and perticalerly the person

 

above named and as it is our Christian Duty to pray ~~

 

for all people wee do hartely Desir[e] allmighty God to

 

open his understanding, if it be his will, to give him

 

to Se[e] his out going that he may find a place of trew

 

repentance: before the time of his visetation be over – –

 

given forth by our monthely meeting In dartmouth the

 

fifteenth day of the fift[h] month 1706

 

Signed In behalf of Sd meeting by

 

John Tucker

William Soul [Soule]

William Wood

 

peleg Slocumb [Slocum]

John lapham Jur

James Burrel

 

Benjamin Howland

Judah Smith

Abraham tucker

 

Eliezar Slocumb

William Macumber

nicholas howland

 

Stephen Willcock

Henrey Howland

Samuell Mott

 

and Peleg Slocum and Benjamin Howland was Called

 

upon to know whether thy had Spoken with Rochest[e]r

 

freinds according to apoyntment and they Sigenify that

 

had laboured with them and they did own themselves

 

to Short and Slack In their duty In that they did not ~~

 

atend the monthely meeting as they ought to have

 

don[e] and for time to com[e] they Said they hoped to be mor[e]

 

Carfull [carefull] – –

 

And Eliezar Slocum is Chosen to go with thomas macumber

 

to know the truth of what the Sd macumber did say and

 

do[?] In the takeing his Ingagement before the Justice and

 

return the answer to the next monthly meeting – –

 

and where as Robert gifford and Mathew Wing Did Set

 

their hands to a paper to forwarn the Seclect [Select] men

 

from making aney rates upon their Estaats [Estates] Except they

 

they was qualefieed [qualified] as the Law derects and the

 

sience [sense?] of the meeting is that what they have don[e] is

 

Contrary to truth

 
 

At a monthely meeting of freinds held at our meeting

 

house In Dartmouth the 16th of the 7th mth 1706

 

and their was Colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – 00£ –10s –04d

 

And it is agreed that their Should be a Contributation to help

 

Isaac Vinson of Rochester his house being Accedantually [Accidently]

 

burned and to Bring it In to John Tuckers by the next

 

fift[h] day com weeck– –

 

and John Tucker and John Lapham Jur is Chosen

 

to Carrey the Same to the Sad Vinson – –

 

peleg Slocum and James Burril [Burrel] is Chosen to attend the

 

Quarterly meeting next – –

 

John Tucker Stephen Willcock [Wilcox] Benjamin Howland

 

and James Burril are Chosen to goe to thomas macom=

 

ber to see if he will give the mee[t]ing Satesfaction for

 

his Spakeing or acting things not agreeable to truth

 

and give in their answer to the next monthely ~~~

 

meeting– –

 

and the meeting adjourns untel the next fourth day Com

 

Week – –

 

And it is agreed that wee should have a colection to help to

 

defray the charg[e] that our freinds have ben at In old England

 

to get that Law Repeal[e]d that was made In Conetecut

 

Coleney [Connecticut Colony] against friends10 – –

 

and John tucker is Chose to geet [get] the deed of our meeting house

 

and Land Recorded In the County Records and the meeting

 

to pay the Charge – –

 

And it is agreed that their Should be a peace [piece] of Land of Six

 

Roods [Rods] Square fenced In with Stone wall for a buring [burying]

 

ground – – – – –

 
 

At a monthely meeting of friends held at our meeting house In

 

Dartmouth the one and twanteth day of the 8th mth 1706

 

and their was Colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – £00–10s–01d

 

and It is agreed that their should be a furder Colection to wards the

 

Releife of our freind at Rochester who hath lost his hous[e] by

 

fire as is mentioned In the last monthely meeting minit and to

 

bring it in to John tuckers by the next monthely mee[t]ing – –

 

and where as It was agreed at the last monthely meeting that

 

their Should be a Colection to help to defray the Charge of

 

Repealing of a Law made against friends in Conetecut

 

Coleney and This meeting doth allso agree that benjamin ~~~

 

Howland Should pay five pounds out of the meetings Stock

 

toward the defraying of the afordsd Charge – –

 

and William Chase hath given this meeting Satesfaction

 

Concarning the Doctrin[e] that was Delivered by him amongst

 

us at our meeting house some time sence which was un=

 

sound, and his confesion to be reed amongst us in a publick

 

meeting the next first Day by John tucker or some other freind– –

 

and the meeting adjourns tel the next forth day Com week

 

John tucker and Stephen Willcock hath given In their answer

 

that that they have laboured with thomas macumber accord=

 

ing to the order of the last montely meeting and he gives

 

no satesfaction – –

 

and friends are yet Concarned to labour furder with him

 

And so the mattar is refered to the next monthely meeting

 

And John tucker and Stephen Willcock are Chosen to Spake

 

with Mathew Wing and Robert Gifford to Shew them

 

their Shortnes[s] In set[t]ing their hands to a paper to for warne

 

the Select men from rateing their Estat[e]s Except they was

 

quolefied as the Law derects which is Contrary to the ~~

 

princeples of truth

 
 

At a monthely meeting of friends held at our meeting house

 

In Dartmouth the 18th day of the 9th mth 1706 – –

 

And their was Colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – 0£–08s–11d

 

and Received of William Macumber Junr three Shilings

 

of the twelve Shillings in money lent him the last

 

Second month and peleg Slocum is to pay the rest – –

 

And Benjamin Howland hath Sent five pounds in money

 

to Boston according to the order of the last monthely meeting

 

and it is agreed that Cokset freinds should have their first days

 

meeting on the other Side the river for this wintor all Except

 

the first day befor Each monthely meeting

 

and their weekley meeting is oredred [ordered?] to be at the

 

meeting house the fourth day befor the monthely

 

and this meeting hath ben much Consarned about thomas

 

Macombers denying his holding up his hand when he

 

gave Evidance In the Cace between Josaph [Joseph] hix and him

 

Self and the friends that was appoynted to deal with

 

him give in this answer that the Sd macomber doth Juste=

 

fy him Self against five Evidences given in wrighting a=

 

gainst him11 – –

 

And John tucker peleg Slocum[d?] Stephen Willcock [Wilcox] and

 

Eliazer Slocum are Chosen to draw up the aboveSd

 

thomas macombers Condemnation and Read it to him

 

be for the next monthely meeting – –

 

and John Tucker and Stephen Willcock give In their

 

answer Concerning mathew Wing and Robart gifford

 

that they Condemn their signing the afor mentioned paper

 
 

at a monthely meeting held at our meeting house In Dartmouth

 

the 16th day of the 10th mth 1706 – – their was Colected – –£00 –11s–09d

 

and this meeting after abundance of Labour In love

 

and much tenderness to wards Thomas macumber to

 

Shew him his out goings but he Refusing [?] to hear

 

the meeting is furder Conscarned to Cause a paper of

 

Condemnation to be Drawn up against him for the ~~

 

Clearing of truth and freinds and to declare to the world

 

that he is non [not?] of us and have Chose peleg Slocum

 

and Eliezer Slocum to Reed it to him be for it be ~~

 

read in publick against him and give in their answer

 

to the next monthely meeting – –

 

And William Soul [Soule] and peleg Slocum are Chosen

 

to atend the Quarterly meeting next – –

 

and this meeting doth advise that all friends bring

 

their Children and Sarvents as of ten as well they

 

Can:to meeting on the week days and to monthely meetings as

 

well as first days meetings and to keep to the

 

hour appoynted – –

 

and John tucker and william Soul are Chosen to

 

make up the acoumts [accounts] with Benjamin Howland Con

 

sarning the monthely meeting Colection and bring

 

In their acoumts to the nex[t] monthely meeting – –

 

and so the meeting adjourns untell the first fourth

 

day in the 11th mth next – –

 

the meeting being mett according to adjournment

 

the first day of the Eleventh month – 1706/7 – – – – –

 
 

At a monthely meeting held at our meeting house In Dartmouth

 

the 20th of the 11th month 1706/7 and their was Colected – £00–15s–06d

 

and peleg Slocum and William Soul mak[e]s their return

 

from the Quartorly meeting that the quartorly meeting

 

according to our Request: have granted us at youths ~~

 

meeting to be keept the first Sixt[h] day In the Second fift[h]

 

Eight[h] and Eleventh months which will fal[l] out the ~~

 

Sixt[h] day next be for Each Qurly meeting at Rhoad Island – –

 

John Tucker and William Soul are called upon

 

Consarning their makeing up the accomts with ~~~

 

Benjamin Howland Concarning our colection and it

 

not being done Its refered to the next monthely meeting

 

and where as their is a deferanc presented to the meeting

 

Concarning Jonathan Devel [Davol] and John Summors [Summers] – –

 

the meeting mak[e]s Choyse of Deliverance Smith Nathanell

 

Howland Eliezer Slocum and John tucker to hear and

 

determin[e] Sd Deferance and give their answer to the next

 

monthely meeting – –

 

and Stephen Willcock and William Wood are Chosen to

 

Spake with James Tripp Consarning his being over ~~

 

taken In drink and Bring their Answer to the next month=

 

ly meeting – –

 

James Buril [Burrel] Eliezer Slocum and Benjamin Howland

 

are Chosen to labour with peleg Slocum that he may

 

Joyn with friends and Sign a deed In the method that

 

thomas Stoary hath Sent to us and bring In their

 

Answer to the next monthely meeting – – – – –

 
 

At a monthely meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

house In Dartmouth the 17th of the 12th mth 176/7 [sic] – –

 

their was Colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – £00 –10s –05d

 

Increas[e] Allin [Allen] and Eliezar Slocum are Chosen overseers

 

of the monthely meetings of Busieness that if aney should

 

present them selves at Sd meetings that are not members

 

of them then to Inquire of them their buseness and if they

 

cannot give a Satesfactory answer: then to Desir[e] them In love

 

to With Draw

 

William Wood and Stephen Willcock gives In their – ~

 

Answer that they have Spoken with Jeames [James] Tripp ~

 

and he is willing to condemn his being overtaken In

 

drink to the Satesfaction of freinds – –

 

and the above sd two frie[nds?] william wood and Stephen

 

willcock ar[e] Continued to goe with Jeams [James] Tripp to see that he doth

 

Condemn it where it was don[e] – –

 

and Benjamin Howland Eliezar Slocum and Samuell Mott

 

are Chosen to Spake with Eliezar Smith Consarning his report=

 

ing of things out of the monthely meeting the which is Incon=

 

sistant with truth: and Consarning his out runings upon

 

other acounts and bring In their answer to the next monthly

 

meeting – – – – –

 

(1707)

At a monthely meeting of friends held at our meeting hous[e] In

 

Dartmouth the 17th of the first month 1707 – –

 

and their is Colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – £00 –09s–10d

 

And the Buseness Consarning James tripp is Referred

 

to the next monthly meeting – –

 

william Soul [Soule] and John tucker hath made up the accounts

 

with Benjamin Howland Concarning the monthely meet=

 

ings Colection and have belanced the accounts and their

 

Remains In Stock with what hath ben Colected at this

 

meeting forty two Shillings – –

 

And Samuell Mott and Benjamin howland are Chosen to

 

to Shew Eliezer Smith his Shortness In accusing Elizar =

 

Slocum and William Wood for gooing Contrary to the

 

monthely meetings ordor In goeing together to Seconet [Sakonnet]

 

when Eliezer Slocom was Chosen to goe with Thomas ~~

 

macomber thether [thither?] and make their Return to the next

 

monthly meeting – –

 

and Stephen Willcock [Wilcox] and John Tucker are chosen to

 

Attend the next Quartorly meeting – –

 

And Benjamin Howland is ordered to pay Judah Smith

 

twenty Shellings out of the meeting Stock to wards his keeping of the meeting

 

house

 

and this meeting doth order the four freinds that was Chose

 

to vewe [view?] the monthely meeting minits that they make

 

Choyse of a man to Record the meeting buseness and the

 

meeting to pay him for his sarvice – – – – –

 
 

At a monthely meeting of freinds held at our meeting

 

In Dartmouth the 21st of the Second month 1707 –––

 

their was Colecte[d] –  –  –  –  –  –  – £00 – 11s – 00d

 

and where as Stephen Willcock and William Wood were

 

Chosen the last twelveth[?] month to goe with James tripp

 

to see that he did condemn his being overtake In drink In

 

the place where it was don[e] and their answer is that he

 

has Condemed it to the satesfaction of friends – –

 

And Benjamin Howland and Samuell Mott brought In

 

their Answer that they have laboured with Eliezer Smith

 

to Shew him his misstak [mistake] Concarning william Wood

 

and Eliezar Slocom According to order of the last monthly

 

meeting – –

 

and their answer is that he refuseth to hear – – – – –

 
 

At a monthely meeting of freinds held at our meeting

 

house In Dartmouth the 19th of the thurd month 1707 – –

 

and thier was Colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – £00 –09s –05d

 

and John Tucker Eliezar Slocum and Benjamin =

 

Howland are Chosen to furder Labour with Eliezar =

 

Smith to come to be Reconsiled to the meeting – –

 

and bring In their answer to the next monthely ~~~

 

meeting – –

 

and Benjamin Howland is ordred to let John Lapham Jur

 

have twelve Shillings out of the Colection to pay

 

the doctor for what he did for Debroah [Deborah?]: Landars in

 

the time of her Seckness – –

 

and it is ordered that the first day meeting at acoxset ]

 

Is to be at our meeting house for the Summer – –

 

And Eliezer Slocum and John tucker are Chosen

 

to Spake with Rochester friends to know the ~~

 

Re[a]son to know the why they have not attended the

 

monthely meeting of late – –

 

and Bring In their Answer to the next monthely

 

meeting – –

 

and where as the yearley meeting at Rhoad Island

 

hapneth to be on the Same day that our next month=

 

ly meeting Should be on their for [therefore] the Sd meeting Is

 

adjourned until the fourth Second day In the 4 month

 

next

 
 

At a monthly meeting held at our meeting house In

 

Dartmouth the 23th of the 4th mth 1707 Colected -£0 -09s -01d

 

peleg Slocumb [Slocum] and William Sloule [Soule] are Chosen

 

to attend the Quarterly meeting at Rhoad Island

 

And it’s agreed that rochestor friends have a preparitive

 

meeting after their meeting of worship on the first

 

day of the week befor[e] the monthly meeting – –

 

And the freinds that was Chose for to labour with

 

Eliezer Smith ware Called up on and their answer

 

Is that he refuseth to give the meeting setesfaction for

 

his desorderly proseedings against the monthly meeting =

 

and John tucker is Chosen to Drawup Eliezer Smith

 

his Condemnation In order that it may be reed to him

 

before it be reed in publeck and William Soule Eliezer

 

Slocum and Samuell Mott are Chosen to Reed the Sade

 

Condemnation to the sd Eliezer Smith and bring In their

 

Answer to the next monthely meeting – – – – –

 
 

At a monthely meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

house In Dartmouth the one and twenteth Day of the

 

fift month 1707 – this was colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – 0£ – 08s – 01d

 

And the friends that was Chosen the last monthely

 

meeting to Reed Eliezer Smith his Condemnation

 

to him was Called upon and their answer is that Eliezer

 

Smith is willing to Condemn his reporting of things

 

out of the monthly meeting as faloweth – –

 

friends I have well Considied the matter of that which I

 

could out of the meeting to John Aken and I do hastily

 

repent for the Same and desir forgiveness both of god and

 

and his people that wee may come In to love and unity

 

as we have for: Eliezar Smith – –

 

And furder Eliezar Smith hath given Satesfaction to

 

the monthely meeting ^conserning his wronging the meeting by wri

 

wrighting the which he doth Condemn as faloweth

 

where In I have given aney ocasion by wrighting

 

to the meeting to greive aney sensear hearted friend or

 

freinds for which I am hartely sorrey and desir for=

 

giveness: Eliezar Smith

 

And Stephen Willcock Benjamin Howland and

 

John Lapham Jur are chosen to spake with Thomas

 

Macomber Concarning his abuseing Ruth Smith

 

with words and to End sd ^deferance it they can and bring In

 

their Answer to the next montheley meeting – –

 

and the friends that was chosen to Inspect into the con=

 

versation of friends was called upon and their answer

 

is that Merebah Slocumb the Daughter of Eliezar

 

Slocumb is about to marrey to one contrarey to her.

 

parince [parents’] consent and the advice of friends – –

 

where upon the meeting made choice of James [Burr]

 

Burril and Judah Smith: to Spake with Meribah

 

Slocumb consarning her disorderly proceedings and [to]

 

Bring In their Answer to the next monthly meeting

 

and the bounding out the buring ground is referd to the

 

next monthely meetig – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting house

 

In Dartmouth the 18th day of the 6th mth 1707 –

 

and their was Colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – 00£ – 06s – 08d

 

And Isaac Barker and Elisebeth Slocumb did lay their [sd?]

 

Intention of marrige before the meeting –

 

and they was Desired to Stay untel the next monthely

 

meeting for their Answer – –

 

John Tucker and William Soule are apoynted to Enspect

 

Into their Clearness and bring In their Answer to the next

 

monthely meeting – –

 

and the friends that was chosen to Spake with Thomas -

 

Macumber concarning his abusing Ruth Smith with

 

words was called upon and their Answer was that

 

Thomas Macumber does condemn those words which he

 

Spoak to Ruth Smith – –

 

and the friends that was Chosen to Spake with Merebah

 

Slocumb concarning her disoderly proseeding towards [sd]

 

marrige Contrary to the order of friends: being Called up =

 

on: give In their answer that they had ben with her and

 

have laboured with her according to the good order of [sd]

 

truth In love and much tenderness and have recieved

 

no Satesfactory answer from her – –

 

and for as much as the sd Merebah hath preceeded [cross out]

 

no further at the present the matter is refered untel further

 

ocasion – –

 

and John Tucker and William Soul are Chose to bound

 

out the bureing yard bay the next monthly meeting –

 

and Judah Smith is paid for his keeping the meeting hous

 

and John Tucker and Eliezer Slocumb are chose to agree

 

with a friend to keep the meeting house for the Insuing

 

year – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting hous

 

In Dartmouth the 15th Day of the 7th mth 1707 –

 

their was Colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – 00£ – 08s – 05d

 

And the two friends that was Chose to Enspect Into

 

the Clearness of Isaac Barker and Elisebeth Slocumb

 

Concarning marriage. being Called upon and they give

 

their answer that they find thing are not clear – –

 

And so the matter is refered to the next monthely meeting

 

that thing s may be cleared to the Satesfaction of friends – –

 

And Judah Smith hath taken the meeting house to keep

 

to the Insuing year and the year begun the last monthly

 

meeting and If it prove to harde for him then John =

 

Tucker and Eliezar Slocumb are to be helpfull to him in that

 

Service

 

And Isaac Barker desirs that this meeting would be help

 

full to him to Clear that mattar that hinders his proceed=

 

ing In marrige – –

 

and In order their unto the meeting made Choice of [sd?]

 

William Soule Nathanell Howland John Lapham Jur

 

and Benjamin Howland to asist him and bring In

 

their answer to the next monthly meeting – –

 

And John Tucker Peleg Slocumb and Stephen Willcock

 

are Chosen to Attend the Quarterly meeting at Rohad=

 

Island next – –

 

And the matter concarning chusing of two friends for

 

to Spake to people to come orderly In to meeting as so

 

soon as Convenianbly they can after they come to the [sd?]

 

meeting house and not to stand talking and Spending

 

away their time with out doors as the maner of some

 

hath ben to their own hurt and to the truble of freinds

 

Is rfered to the next monthly meeting – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

house In Dartmouth the 21th day of the 8th mth 1707

 

their was Colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – 00£ – 10s – 00d

 

And the four friends that was Chose the last

 

monthly meeting for to be helpfull to Isaac Barker

 

Concarning what did hender him from haveing his

 

Answer relating to marrige at the last monthly [sd?]

 

meeting give In their Answer that the matter y[?]

 

Ended and truth Cleared – –

 

And Isaac Barker and Elisebeth Slocumb came be=

 

for this meeting desiering an answer to their former

 

Intentions of marrige Signifieing they was Still of

 

the Same mind – –

 

and things being clear they had their answer that

 

they might take Each other in the order of truth – –

 

William Soule and Benjamin Howland are Chose

 

to See Isaac Barker and Elisebeth Slocumb Solomnize

 

their marrige in the good order of truth – –

 

And John Lapham and John tucker are Chose to Spake to

 

friends and people that frequent our meetings that they

 

Come In to meeting and not to hold discorses without In the

 

time of meeting – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting house

 

In Dartmouth the 17th day of the 9th mth 1707 –

 

their was colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – 00£ – 12s –00d

 

Benjamin Howland and William Soul was called up=

 

on to give In their answer whether Isaac Barker and [unknown symbol?]

 

Elizebeth Slocumb hath Solominized their marrige In

 

the order of truth – –

 

And they answer that thay se their marrige acomplished

 

according to order – –

 

And it is agreed that friends at Cokset shall have their

 

meeting on the first days amongst themselves all Except

 

the first day before the monthly meeting – –

 

and then they are ordered to com to the meeting here[?]

 

And it is agreed that freinds should have a Subscription

 

of four pounds which was proportioned on our meeting

 

by the qw-t meeting towards the acomplishing the charge

 

of friends meeting house In Boston: and if the subscrip=

 

tion doth not amount to the above sd four pounds then

 

the sume is to be made up out of the monthly meeting

 

Stock – –

 

and their is subscribed this day –  –  –  –  –  –  – 02£ – 16s – 00d

 

peleg Slocumb Stephen Willcock and John tucker

 

are Chosen to goe to Rochester to be helpfull to friends

 

their and to Instruct them In the order of truth by reeding[?]

 

the orders their of unto them or otherwise as need may require – – .

 

And John Tucker is Chose to see the money colected

 

for boston meeting house transported to Sandwich

 

Quarterly meeting – – – – –

 
 

at a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting house

 

In Dartmouth the 15th day of the 10th mth 1707 – –

 

their was Colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – 00£ – 07s – 00d

 

peleg Slocumb Stephen Willcock and John tucker was

 

Calle upon to give in their account whether they had ben

 

At Rochester according to Apoyntment of the last month

 

ly meeting and they answer that they have be their: and they

 

find things not well their amongst friends for which [~?]

 

ocasion the meeting doth stil continue the Same three [~?]

 

friends and aded unto them Benjamin Howland Eliezar

 

Slocumb and Increase Allin to furder labour with them

 

to shew them their shortness In not attending the month-

 

ly meeting and not obsarving the order therof – –

 

And John thicker and Judah Smith ar appoynted to

 

Drawout the queries and minits of the yearly meeting

 

that are sutable to be reed amongst the youth – –

 

And the meeting is adjourned untel the next fourth

 

day com two weeks – – – – –

 
 

the meeting being meet according to adjournment -

 

the 31th day of the 10th mth 1707 –

 

And the money Colected the last monthly meeting

 

was accoring to order Delivered to Sandwich Qurt

 

meeting In order to be sent to Edward Shippey

 

and the friends that was Chose to goe to rochester

 

report that they hav ben their and friends their have

 

given some Satesfaction and Signefie that they shall

 

Indevor to be mor deligent to attend the monthely ~

 

meetings for the time to come12– –

 

Some deferanc presented to this meeting between John

 

tucker and thomas macumber

 

Nathaneel Howland and Eliezer Slocumb are chose

 

to hear sd Deferance and labour to reconsile the matar

 

if they can. and make report to the next monthly

 

meeting how they find things – –

 

John tucker and peleg Slocumb are chosen to

 

attend the Qu-t meeting next – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

house In Dartmouth the 19th day of the 11th moh 1707

 

their was Colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – 00£– 08s – 10d

 

And the friends that was chosen the last monthely

 

meeting to see to make up the Deferance between

 

John tucker and thomas Macumber and they report

 

that sd macumber is to blame and refuseth to make

 

Satesfaction: and It is agreed by this meeting that tho=

 

Macumber shall pay the twelve Shillings demanddc

 

And make Satesfaction for his Contrediction about It – –

 

and the Same freinds are continued and John Lapham

 

is added unto them to tel him the meetings Judgment – –

 

and this meeting doth thinks it best to further labour with

 

hannah Jeney concarning her appearing In publick asembelys

 

In prayer and her Disorederly singing and preaching out of the unoty

 

of friends – –

 

John tucker and Eliezer Slocumb are Chosen to labour

 

with her and make their return to the next monthely

 

meeting – – – – –

 
 

At a monthely meeting of friends held at our meeting house

 

In Dartmouth the 16th of the 12th mth 1707 – –

 

their was colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – 00£ – 09s – 06d

 

the two freinds that was chosen the last monthely

 

meeting to Spake to hannah Jeney give In their answer

 

that they have ben with her and She Desirs time of con=

 

sidration untel the monthly meeting befor the Qurly

 

meeting next wihch is granted – –

 

And this meeting orders Benjamin Howland to make up

 

what the wemen have colected twenty shillings which

 

is 4 shillings and 6 pence and pay Judah Smith for his keeping

 

the charge of the meeing house half a year – –

 

And this meeting agrees to the Quarterly meeting minits

 

to Chuse Visetors to goe with the over seers to viset the

 

famelyes of friends once In the quartor – –

 

Increas Allin John tucker peleg Slocumb and william

 

wood are chosen over seers and Stephen Willcock and

 

Eliezar Slocumb are Chosen visetors for Dartmouth

 

meeting and Savery Cleffton for Rochester meeting

 

(1708)

At a monthely meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

house In Dartmouth the 15th of the first month 1708

 

their was Colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – 00£ – 08s – 11d

 

Dartmouth meeting Called Judah Smith and benjamin

 

Howland Appeared: Rochester meeting called and not

 

Appeared – –

 

And the friends that was Chosen to furder labour ~~

 

with thomas macumber gives In their acount that

 

he refuseth to make aney Satesfaction and the meeting

 

being Clear as to furder Dealings with sd Macumber

 

do Appoynt Eliezar Slocumb and Nathaneel Howland

 

to draw up his Condemnation – –

 

and the friends that was to Spake with hannah Jeney

 

hath ben with her and she refars her self to the ~~

 

Qurt meeting of ministors – –

 

And the meeting adviseth that freinds go forwards and

 

finesh their subscription to wards the fencing In the burring

 

ground by the latter End of the forth month next – –

 

And It is all so advised that all freinds bring In the berths

 

and Deaths of their Children as Soon as Conveniantly they

 

can: to be recorded – –

 

And the meeting is adjourned unte the first six day In

 

the next month – –

 

And the meeting being meet according to adjournment

 

Elizer Slocumb and Nathaneel Howland gives In their

 

acount that they have drawnup thomas macumbers ~~

 

Condemnation according to order which was perused and

 

signed by this meeting – –

 

And William Wood and William Soule are Chosen ~~

 

to Reed it to him and if he stil refuseth to make Sates

 

faction then to reed his Condemnatisn In publick

 

the next first day befor the monthly meeting after

 

the time of worship is over – –

 

John tucker and peleg Slocumb are Chosen to attend

 

the Qurt meeting next – – – – –

 
 

At amonthely meeting of friends held at our meeing

 

house In Dartmouth the 19th day of the Second mth 1708

 

their was Colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – 00 – 12 – 02

 

Dartmouth meeting Called Judah Smith and Benjamin

 

Howland appeared Rochestor Called John Summers appeared – –

 

Thomas Macumbers Condemnation was Reed as faloweth – –

 

Where as Thomas Macumber of Dartmouth In the

 

County of Bristol In New England – –

 

haveing for some years freequented the meetings of us

 

the people In Scorn Called Quakers: and Semed to Joyne

 

In Sosiaty with us. but for want of keeping In true sub

 

Jection to that princaple he made profesion of to wit

 

the sperit of truth In his own heart wich sperit will

 

Lead all them that are obediant to it out of Everey thing

 

that is Contrarey to the nature of It and Inconsestant with

 

It. he hath given way to this covetious mind and hath

 

Denied to pay his Debt: but hath denyed that it is dew though

 

It is proved dew by soficant Evedance: and allso the sd ~~

 

thomas macumber hath ben found contradicting him=

 

self for to Excuse himself at one time saying they could

 

not make up the acomts and another time said that

 

he had money of his owne implyeing that he had no

 

need to be In Dedebted but for four shillings and six pence:

 

And notwithstanding at that time It is proved that he

 

was asked if he had aney money and he Answered no

 

which he hath allso denyed and the sd thomas macumber

 

at another time said the accounts was but nin shillings

 

Between them. but for want of keepeing In Subje=

 

ction to that Devine principle of truth In his owne

 

heart and not harkening to the Counsell and advice of

 

his freinds who laboured with him to Reclame him from

 

those Evils he was found In; But in a willfull stredron ~

 

temper he slited their advice allthoug given him In – –

 

done from time to time there for is theis given forth to

 

clear the blesed truth and us the people of god called

 

Qakers of all such Disorderly Walkers -&- wee are constrained

 

And doe give this as a testimony against him the sd tho=

 

macumber and he is Denyed by us untel he repent

 

And Amend which wee Earnestly Desier for his souls

 

sak given forth by our monthly meeing held by ~~

 

Adjournment In Dartmouth within the County above sd

 

the second day of the second month 1708 – –

 

signed In behalf of said meeing by

 

Eliezar Slocumb

peleg Slocumb

 

Benjamin Howland

James Burriell

 

Stephen Willcock

Nathanel Howland

 

John Lapham

William Wood

 

John Tucker

John Lapham Jur

 

William Soule

Eliezar Smith

 

Judah Smith

 

And peleg Slocumb and John tucker gives In their

 

Account that they have attended the Qar meeting ac=

 

cording to order – –

 

Some Deferance between peleg Slocumb and Eliezar

 

Slocumb and Some persons were appoynted to hear and

 

the Said Deferance which they did. but peleg refuseth

 

to stand to their Determination or to refer him self furder

 

where upon Increas Allin and Abraham tucker

 

was: Chosen to labour further with him and tel him

 

that he must Either Stand to the Judgement allredey

 

given or refer himself to the monthly meeting – –

 

and bring in their answer to the nex monthely ~

 

meeting – –

 

and the Qu-t meeting made choise of peleg Slocumb

 

and John tucker to Attend the yearly meeting

 
 

At a monthely meeting of friends held at our

 

meeing house In Dartmouth the 17th day of the 3rd mth 1708

 

Their was Collected –  –  –  –  –  –  – £ – 10[?] – 02

 

Dartmouth Weekley meting Called Judah Smith

 

And Benjamin Howland appeared Rochester Called

 

Isaac Vinson appeared – –

 

Abraham Tucker and Eliezar Slocumb Increas Allin [Allen] brought

 

In their Answer to this meeting wich is that peleg

 

Slocum and his brother Eliezar is agreed as to that

 

part depending between them: but for as much pelege as

 

and Eliezar and William Soule did Invest one ~

 

arbetratory power: In John tucker and Some others

 

to hear and Determin Sd Deferance wich depended

 

and they the Sd John tucker and others. having ~

 

Agred:: but pelege refusing to Stand to their awarde

 

Did unadvisedly proceed In bringing Sd Deferance to

 

the town meeting over the heads of the arbetraters

 

and with out the Consent of this meeting the which

 

Is Estemed Disorder: and Peleg not willing to be con=

 

vinced of the disorderlyness their of: nor willing

 

to come under the Judgment of the meeting for

 

the same: but like to Intertain hard thoughts, of the ~~

 

meeting. thinking they do Asume aperogative beyond

 

what (y) nesesery, therfor this meeting and peleg

 

doth agree to Chnge the falowings friends to hear the

 

whol matter: and If they see cause to make aney ~

 

alteration In the former arbetration by John tucker

 

and partners: they may: but if not then that It shall

 

stand as agreed by them the sd arbetrators: and allso

 

that the falowing persons: doe determin what Satesfact=

 

ion: peleg ought to give to this meeing for his disord=

 

erly proseedings over the head of the meeting: and

 

that If William Soule and Eliezar Slocumb has con

 

sented that Peleg Should proseed as he has don then

 

that they shall allso give Satesfactio to ye meeting for

 

their so doing: but and if Sd persons here after none

 

noted think that the meeing or [those?] other frds

 

have Inqured ye sd persons Peleg then Regulate and

 

determin In that allso:

 

the persons nominated to determin betwext the ~

 

above sd persons: are

 

Joseph Wanton: William Barker: and Thomas Cornwell

 

Willm Anthony and Abraham Anthoney Juner or

 

aney two of the later three: or the major part of them

 

to meet with Peleg Slocumb and the arbetrators:

 

at the house of Pelege Slocumb next six day In the morning

 

and this meeting doth agree that the first day ~~~

 

meeting at Coxset shall be at the meeting house for

 

this Summer as formerly – –

 

Stephen Willcock: Benjamin Howland: John

 

Tucker: William Soule: and Judah Smith or aney

 

one of the last two are Chosen to peruse the mon=

 

thly meetings minits In order that what is ~~

 

neseserey may be recorded – –

 

Stephen Willcock and William Wood are appoynted

 

to procure two hands to mana goe with friends

 

to Nantucket to mannege the boat: and the month

 

ly meeting to pay them for their service – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of freinds held at our meeting

 

house In Dartmouth the twenty first day of the 4 mth 1708

 

their was Colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – 00£ – 07s – 00d [?]

 

Stephen Willcock and William Wood are called up

 

one to give In their account concarning the twoo: men

 

men that they procured to goe with friends: to ~

 

Nantucket: and their answer was that they have had

 

no account foram the meen as yet: so they are desiared

 

to do It against the next monthly meeting – –

 

And Benjamin Howland and Abraham tucker are

 

Chose to Spake with Peleg Slocumb to know whether

 

he will give the meeting another deed of the meeting

 

hous Land: after another form: and Abraham Chase

 

is desired to asest them: and bring In their answer

 

to the next monthelly meeting:

 

And this meeting Agrees that the fourth days meeting

 

that happeneth In the week: that the youths meeting

 

is In: is omited: that the youths meeting maye be

 

the more fully attended – –

 

And the friends that was appoynted: the last monthly

 

meeting: to hear and Determin the Deferance: betwen

 

Peleg Slocumb and his brother Eliezar and William

 

Soule: and allso to hear and Determin the Deferance

 

Btween sd Pelege and the meeting: give In their ~

 

Answer to this meeting which is as foloweth – –

 

persuant to the Agreement of last monthly meeting: held

 

at Dartmouth the 7th of the 3mo 1708 – –

 

Wee: Joseph Wanton thomas Cornell William Barker

 

and Abraham Anthoney Juner Being asested by Patrck

 

Henderson: Did apear at Peleg Slocumbs house: where wee

 

meet with Peleg Slocumb Eliezar Slocumb and William Soule:

 

Who did first authoriz: the following Arbetrators (viz)

 

John tucker Benjamin Howland William Wood and

 

Judah Smith wohm allso wee have hade present: with

 

us: and after large conferance with them ye sd Peleg and

 

Eliezer Slocumb and William Soule and: John tucker and

 

the rest of the Arbetrators: they and Everey of them

 

mutaly agreeing and Declaring befor us that they and

 

Everey of them shall and will stand to: and In Everey

 

parte preform fullfill and keep: wat shall by us be agreed

 

upon in Every Respect as Shall be here after: declared

 

under our hands: – –

 

And for as much as on Principall parte of the difference – ~

 

depending is betwext Peleg Slocumb and his Brother Elazer

 

Slocumb both of the town of Darmouth and County of

 

Bristol In New England: It is mutualy Agreed betwext ~~

 

them that they and Everey of them ye sd Peleg and Eliezar

 

Slocumb: Shall and will from time to time: them their

 

heirs Exceutors administorators and asigns: preform full=

 

fill and keep: all and Every part: of the agreement: ~

 

which by us the Sd Joseph Wanton and partners shall be

 

hear after Declared under our hands: and if they the sd ~

 

Peleg and Eliezar: or Either of them their heirs or asigns:

 

shall at aney time after the declaration of our agreement

 

made and done betwext them and on be half of them their

 

heirs and asigns: they or aney of them desenting from or

 

refusing: to stand to what shall be Determined: and Declared

 

betwext them: then such and Every of them see Desenting

 

to forfitt the Sume of one hundred pounds: to be paid to

 

the Determination heare after declared Respecting

 

this mattar, to all which the sd Peleg and Elizar doth

 

Agree: for them selves their heirs: and asigns: to Stand

 

to Establesh for Ever: Except they or their asigns: mut=

 

ualy agree to have and hould other wife, and as ~~

 

further confermation their of has her unto Interchang:

 

ably yet their hands and seals this 21 day 3mo 1708

 

witneses present

 

Stephen Willcock

Peleg Slocumb•

 

Issac Barker

Elizar Eh25. Slocumb •

     

     mark

 

And for as much as William Soule of the town of ~

 

Dartmouth and the Cunty of Bristol In New England Is

 

one principely concarned In the mater depending to

 

be Determined by us the Sd Joseph Wanton and partners

 

It is therfor Agreed that the Sd Willm Soule his heirs ~

 

Exceutors and administorators and asigns Shall be bound

 

under the penelty of one hundred pounds: to stand: to

 

fullfill and keep: the agreements award and Determi=

 

nation    him onehis part wich shall be herafter

 

Declared under our hands: and the Sd Sume of one

 

hundred pounds: to be payed by him his heirs or asigns

 

to Such persons: Legaly serving for the Same: for – –

 

Just Dameges done to them through the nonprefor=

 

mance of him the Sd Willm Soule: his heirs Executors

 

or asigns to which the Sd Wllm Soule: doth Covenant

 

and Agree: and as a further Confarmation hereof

 

has here unto Set his hand and Seal this 21 first

 

day of the third month 1708 – –

 

witneses presents

     

William Soule •

 

Stephen Willcock

 

Isaac Barker

 

to all people to whome these presents ^may come know

 

ye that where as there has ben some differance ocasion[-]

 

ed through unadvised management: depending for

 

some time betwixt Peleg Slocumb Elizar Slocumb and

 

William Soule where upon they did make choice of

 

to be heard and determined their in [therein] by John Tucker,

 

Benjamin Howland Judah Smith and William

 

Wood: and accordingly they the sd John Tucker and

 

partners heard and awarded: but Peleg to forwardly

 

desenting from their agreement: for some slender ~

 

Reasons not necessary not here to mention: and ~

 

the sd mater being Reported to the monthly meeting:

 

and being under their consideration: did at last month=

 

ly meeting held at Dartmouth ye 17th 3 month 1708 – –

 

Apoynt that wee the sd Joseph Wanton and partners

 

should over hale the sd mater here and determin the

 

sd differance: – –

 

And now by virtue of the power invested in us not

 

only by the monthly meeting but allso: by theece [these]

 

Persons Emeadietly concarned: Wee doe awarde and

 

determin for them their heirs and adminest– –

 

rators and assigns that their shall be a drift way: ~

 

with gatts [gates] suficent throug Elizer Slocumbs Land.

 

Accordind as it was laid out by the town: In bredth

 

About: Eight Rods: leading down to the End of the ~

 

Beach and so to the landing place: and to contenew [continue]

 

for the uss [use] of ^such who has or may at aney [any] time here=

 

after have ocation [occasion] to ride leade ^cart or drive aney or all=

 

sorts of creturs [creatures] such as aney people shall have ocas=

 

ion ride lead cart or drive as aforsd [aforesaid] – –

 

And that there be an open high way from the sd ~

 

Eliezar Slocumbs land through Pelege Slocumbs ~

 

Land and thence to the Souls land and from thence

 

to Ebenezer Allins [Allen] land until it comes to Josiah Allins [Allen]

 

land and then betwixt Josiah Allins [Allen] land and the sd

 

Souls land and sea until it enters the comon [common] or undivided

 

land: and that the sd high way shall all along be alowed [allowed]

 

at least two Rods in width    provided that where it joyns

 

upon the sd Allins [Allen] land: the sd two Rode [sic] in width: shall

 

be taken out of the sd Souls land: and allso what part

 

of sd high way leads throug Peleg Slocumbs land: shall

 

be suficently fenced and so maintained: by them their heirs

 

and assigns for Ever-: that is to say one Equale half there

 

of to be fenced and maintained by Peleg and his heirs and

 

assigns: and the other half by Eliezar and his heirs and

 

assigns – –

 

It is allso agreed that their shall be a drift way thro

 

ugh the sd Souls land and with gatts [gates]: and as wide as

 

may be ajudged nesesery by the town or select men ~

 

for all sorts of gathers to pass and repass: whether

 

rideing leadind cart and or driving &c – –

 

and for as much as formerly their was a comon

 

high way laid out throug Peleg Slocumbs land ~

 

where his now dwelling house stands which can’t

 

be altered but by the town agreement, if now the town

 

see cause to disannul: and shut or cause to be shut up:

 

and noe more ocopyd as such the sd high way lead-

 

ing by his house then and under that consideration

 

their shall be a drift way leading through his land

 

lying on the other side of or from his house: in the

 

place where he shewed John Tucker of and some ~

 

others: with gatts [gates] and of a conveniant breth: beseting[?]

 

to ride leade cart or drive aney or all sorts of cattle or – –

 

creturs: passing and repassing as they may have ocasion

 

and it is furder agreed that if at aney time hereafter

 

the town should se [see] cause to Re Establish and cause to

 

be opened and occopyed the sd high way or if aney person

 

or persons should at any time here after [illegible] the

 

opning and occopying of sd high way by law sute [suit]

 

or other wise then and under that consideration

 

Shall be lawfull for the Sd Peleg Slocumb Slocumb

 

to shut up: and occopy the Sd drift way as he his heirs

 

or asigns Shall see Cause – –

 

Thus wee though good to awarde and determin

 

accordind to the best of our understanding given

 

under our hands: In Peleg Slocumbs house

 

the 21 day of the 3mo 1708 – –

 

before It is absolutely delivered by us

Joseph Wanton

 

Wee doe further agrre that the

thomas Cornell

 

drift way leading through the

William Barker

 

Souls land shall not Exceed

Abraham Anthoney Jur

 

In width above four Rods

 

and allso that the drift

 

way leading throug Pelege

 

Slocumbs home lot shall

 

not Exceed four Rods In width

 

wee do allso agree that all these proceedings by us In

 

these affairs should be Carfully Recorded In the

 

monthely meeting Book: and yet notwith=

 

standing that these same being ye oregenall: Shall

 

be carfully pined and preserved In the Sd monthley

 

meeting Book

 

Pursuant to the minut of last monthely meeting

 

Espeacly that part depending betweext Peleg Slocumb

 

and friends: wee do think that Pelegs proceedings: under

 

Several Considerations has been not so orderly and becom=

 

=ing as it ought to be: and In perticular his Refusing to

 

Stand to the awarde of John tucker and partners In the

 

mater depending beetwext him his brother and William

 

Soule: and allso: In his absenting from the monthely meet=

 

=ing when he knew that the Sd mater would be – –

 

Agetated In the meeting: and allso his unadvised way

 

of presenting sd mater to the town meeting: all which

 

we. doe disaprove and plaC Judgment upon: and under ar

 

Consideration: of these things wee have delt with Pelege:

 

And he Segnefys to us that he is Sorey for Such mis=

 

steps: and wee considring that throw the thickness

 

of his hearing: he did not so rightly aprehend nor un=

 

derstand the mater In Its proceedings: the which

 

the which might have laid him under several

 

Disadvanteges: there fore wee desier and think It most

 

Expediant under Several Considrating Espeacely seeing

 

that he has: Come to an acknowledgment to us:

 

therfor It is our Sence and Judgment that from

 

hence forth the Church be noe further trobled with

 

Sd mater: but that Pelege and freinds doe live In love

 

And Unity as be cometh Bretheren – –

 

given under our hand

Joseph Wanton

 
 

this 21: of the third month 1708

Thomas Cornell

     

William Barker

     

Abraham Anthony Jur

 

And the meeting Is adjourned untel the next fourth

 

day Come two weeks – – – – –

 
 

the meeting being meet according to adjournment

 

the 7th day of the 5th month 1708

 

Stephen Willcock and Benjamin Howland was

 

Appoynted for to atend the Quarterly meeting at

 

Rhoad Island next

 
 

At a monthely meeting of friends held at our 1708

 

meeting house In Dartmouth the 15th of the: 5th mo

 

And their was Colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – 0£ – 09s – 03d

 

And this meeting orders Benjamin Howland to pay

 

out of our Stock to Thomas Hathaway Eight Shillings

 

for the hier of horses for friends – –

 

And six shillings to Daniel Wood for goeing to Nantucket

 

with friends – –

 

And Stephen Willcock Samuell Mott and Benjamin

 

Howland are appoynted to give William Ricketson and

 

Merebah Slocumb their answer Consarning their

 

laying their Intentions of marriage befor the monthely meeting

 

and make their return to the next monthly meeting – –

 

And the freinds that was Chosen the last monthely

 

meeting: for to Speak with Peleg Slocumb for to know

 

whether he would give another deed of the meeting

 

house Land after another method and they Report

 

that Sd Slocumb is not willing – –

 

Where upon the meeting made choyce of Benjamin =

 

Howland Eliezer Slocumb William Wood Judah =

 

Smith and Samell Mott for trustees to have a deed made

 

to them from the former trustees In the method that

 

Thomas Story Sent to us for the better securing the

 

Sd land – –

 

and Benjamin Howland is Chosen to get a deed Drawn

 

by the next monthly meeting – –

 

And freinds are desired to finesh the fenceing the

 

bureing ground by the next monthly meeting – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

house In Dartmouth the 16th of the 6th moth 1708 – –

 

their was Colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – 0£ – 12s – 03d

 

And the three freinds that was Chosen the last

 

monthly meeting for to give William Ricketson

 

And Meribah Slocumb the Reason why they

 

could not be prmetted to lay their Intention of

 

marriage: before the laast monthely meeting: and

 

they make report: to this meeting: that the sd ~

 

William Ricketson and Merebah Slocumb: are

 

willing to take up with the good order of the meet=

 

ing: and to come through the same– –

 

And the Eight Shillings which Benjamin Howland

 

was ordered to pay to Thomas Hathaway the

 

last monthly meeting was paid according to order – –

 

And allso the six Shillings was: paid to Daniel Wood:

 

as ordered – –

 

And George Thomas of portsmouth on Rhoad Island

 

And Martha Tucker of Dartmouth laid their Inten=

 

tions marriage before this meeting – –

 

allso Samuell Howland of freetown and marcy

 

Merehew of Dartmouth did laye their Intention

 

of marriage befor this meeting – –

 

And William Ricketson and Marebah Slocumb

 

both of Dartmouth did likewise lay their Intention

 

of marriage be fore Sd meeting – –

 

Stephen Willcock and Benjamin Howland are

 

Chosen to Inspect and Inquire Into: all: their Clear=

 

ness Consarning marriage: and to bring In their ~

 

Answer to the next: monthely meeting – –

 

And It is agreed and ordered by this monthly meeting

 

that all freinds that have or hereafter may have ~~

 

ocasion to lay their Intentions of marrige before the

 

monthly meeting that they or some freind on their behalf

 

Shall Aquaint the preparitive meeing their with

 

before they present It to the monthly meeting – –

 

And John Tucker and Eliezar Slocumb are Chosen

 

to agree with a friend for to keep the meeting ~~

 

house for the Insuing year – –

 

and to see that the friend that keept the meeting

 

house the last year be paid for his sarvice – –

 

And Benjamin Howland hath goten a deed drawn

 

according to order and It is aproved of by this meeting – –

 

And ordered to be signed and Acknowleged and ~~

 

And Recorded –

 

And John Tucker is appoynted to get the same Accomplished – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

house In Dartmouth the 20th day of the 7th moth 1708

 

their was Colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – £0 – s06 – 11d

 

and John Sumers apered for rochester meeting –

 

And the two friends are Called upon namely ~~

 

Stephen Willcock and Benjamin Howland to

 

give In their answer how they find things consarning

 

the Clearness of the six friends that Did lay their

 

Intentions of marriage before the last monthly meeting: – –

 

and they report that they have made req Inquierey

 

And they find nothing that my Justely hinder

 

their Intentions – –

 

and the six friends: to wit: Samuell Howland and ~

 

Marcy Merehow: and William Recketson and ~

 

Merebah Slocumb: and George Thomas and Martha

 

Tucker all appeared the Second time desiring an ~~

 

Answer they all signefying that they still Intended marriag

 

and nothing appearing to hinder their Intentions they

 

all had ther answers that they might proceed to

 

take Each other In the good order of truth – –

 

and Benjamin Howland and John Lapham are chosen

 

to See Samuell Howland and Marcy Merehow ~~Solomnize

 

their marriage In the order of truth: and John Tucker:

 

and William Wood are Chosen to See George Thomas and

 

Martha Tucker: acomplish their mariage In the good:

 

order of truth – –

 

and Increas Allin [Allen] and William Soule are Chosen to

 

See William Recketson and Merebah Slocumb

 

Solomnize their marriage In the order of truth – –

 

and Stephen Willcock and Eliezar Slocumb are Chosen

 

to attend the Quartorly meeting at Rhoad Island next – –

 

And this monthely meeting refers the buseness Consarning

 

the Rate which is required of this town by the Jenerel

 

Court or: Assembley at boston: part of which rate is

 

soposed to be for the: mantainance: of ahierling ~~

 

priest: to the Quartorly at Rhoad Island next – –

 

for their Advice – –

 

and John Tucker: is appoynted to goe to Boston to

 

to carrey a petition on the behalf of friends to the

 

Governor and Counsel to desier them to omet the make

 

-ing and gathering: that part of sd rate: wich is soposed

 

for a priest: the which part friends canot be active In

 

Either makeing or paying the Same It being contrarey

 

to that princaple of truth which wee mak ~~

 

profesion of – –

 

here faloweth the coppeys of Samuell Howland of free

 

Town In the County of Bristol and George Thomas

 

of Portsmouth on Rhoad Island their Setificates Con=

 

Sarning marriage – –

 

to our freinds and Brethren In Dartmouth or Else where ~~

 

whom It may Consarn: where as Samuell Howland of free

 

Town being withIn ye Sircuit of our monthly meeting: haveing

 

a desire to marrey amongst friends: sometime past did Request

 

or desier A Sitificate of our sd meeting of his Clearness relateing

 

Marriage: of which weehave thus Considred and have

 

proceeded according to the good order of truth: and find

 

nothing to obiect or hender: his sd proceedings their in: wee

 

kept [?] your freinds and Brothers in: of this our monthly meeting

 

held at new port on Rhoad Island this 7th of the 7th moth 1708

 

Signed In the behalf of sd meeting:

 

by John bourden [Borden]: Thomas Rodman: Frances Brayton

 

Joseph Wanton: William Anthony: Richard Borden:

 

William – Barker: Samuell hicks: Samuell thurston:

 

Joseph Anthony Jur: Samuell Easton: Thomas hicks:

 

John hewlet Thomas Cornell Jur – –

 

the coppey of George Thomas: his Certificate here

 

faloweth

 

from our monthly meeting held at Newport on Rhoad=

 

Island the 7th of the 7th moth 1708 – –

 

to our friends and Brethren at Dartmouth is the

 

Salutation of our love to you all: In the unity: and ~~

 

felloship: of the Spirit: of truth – –

 

these are to sertifi you that our friend Georg Thomas

 

Did desier: of our last monthly meeting A Certificate of his

 

life and Conversation and Clearness Rlating marriage which

 

Sd meeting according to the good order of truth Established A

 

Amongst us: did appoynt two friends: to Inquier In to:

 

And they make Report unto: this meeting: that they have

 

Inquired and find nothing; but that he hath ben: of: a

 

good conversation: and is In unity with us and is allso

 

Clear from aney person Relating: Marrige: Excepting

 

Martha Tucker: so far as wee know: whose groth and

 

prosperety wee: sencearly Desier may be continued to the

 

End: In the blessed truth:

 

Signed by order and on behalf of this meeting: by

 

Jacob Mott:  John Borden:  Jacob Mott Junr:

 

Thomas Rodman:  Gilse Slocum:  gidian freebourn:

 

Joseph Wanton:  William Anthony:  William Barker

 

Frances Brayton:  John Coggeshall:  Thomas Cornell Ju

 

John Hewlet:  John Stanton Jur:  Richard Bourder

 

Samuell Hicks:  Thomas Hicks:  Ephraim Hicks:

 

Samuell Thurston  Josep Anthoney Ju:  Samuell Easton

 
 

and the meeting is adjourned untell the fourth day be for the

 

Quartorly meeting next –

 

the meeting being meet; according to Adjournment

 

the 6th day of the 8th moth 1708 – –

 

the visitors: Brings In their accounts of their visits

 

to this meeting: that they find freinds Caind[?] and do

 

take their: labour of love In visiting them Caincoly[?]

 
 

the monthly meeting that Should have ben held the

 

In the 8th month is held by adjournment the first day

 

of the 9th moth 1708 – –

 

And their was Colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – £00 – 11s – 03d

 

And the friends that was Chosen the last monthly

 

meeting: to see the marriages Solomnized In the

 

good Order of truth: – –

 

was Called upon: and they answered that they did:

 

see the marriages Acomplished In the good Order

 

of truth – –

 

And John Tucker hath ben at boston with a petition

 

to the governor and Counsel: as apoynted:

 

but he could not get an Answer as yet: whether: the

 

will Omet the Sixty pounds that is soposed for the

 

ministers rate: or not13 – –

 

and John tucker signifies to this meeting that

 

he is not willing to receive aney money for his

 

Service: In going to boston to the governor and Counsel

 

on the be half of freinds and others – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of freinds held at our meeting

 

house In Dartmouth the 15th day of the 9th moth 1708 -

 

their was colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – £00 – 09s – 10d

 

Dartmouth meeting called: Benjamin Howland

 

and Judah Smith appeared – –

 

Rochester meeting Called and not appeared – –

 

and the two friends that was appoynted at the

 

last preparitive meeting: for to Inquier of Jonathan

 

Ricketson: Consarning: his laying the Intention of

 

his marriage: before this meeting – –

 

And they haveing Spoken with him doe make report

 

to this meeting: that h sayeth that he doth not Intend

 

to lay his Intention of marriage be for the monthly

 

meeting: but saith the he thinks it no sin to be

 

married other wise – –

 

and John Tucker John Lapham Jur: and Judah Smith

 

are Appoynted to furder labour with him: his short=

 

ness: and bring In their answer to the next monthly meeting – –

 

And the friends: on the other sid Coxeset: river desier that

 

they may have: their meeting for the winter seson as formerly – –

 

which is granted – –

 

and the bureing ground being fenced In: their remains

 

dew to John Lapham Jur: six Shillings: and Benjamin

 

Howland is ordered to pay him out of the monthely

 

meeting Stock – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting: of friend held at our meeing:

 

house: In Dartmouth: the 20th day of the 10th moth 1708 -

 

their was colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – 00£ – 01s- 01d

 

Dartmouth meeting Called William Soule and

 

Judah Smith appeared – –

 

Rochester meeting Called and none apeared – –

 

and the friends that was appoynted the last monthly

 

meeting to furder labour: with Jonathan Ricketson ~~

 

to shew him his: Shortness: In not being willing to ~~

 

lay the Intentions of his marriege: be fore the meeting:

 

they make report to this meeting that his answer is that

 

he sees no harme In marriing acording to the Costome

 

of the world: – –

 

and Saith that at present he doth not In tend to be

 

married In the order of friends – –

 

And John Lapham Jur and William Wood are Chose to atend the quarter=

 

ly meeting at Rhoad Island next – –

 

and Benjamin Howland is ordered to pay Judah Smith

 

ten Shillings out of the Stock for his keeping the meeting

 

house one quarter of a year14 – –

 

and Benjamin Howland is allso ordered to pay John Tucker

 

nine Shillings and six pence for his Desburstements about

 

the recording the deeds of the meeting house land – –

 

and our friend Deliverance Smith being one of the Select

 

men or asesors of the town: was seized by Samuell

 

Gallop – Sheirif of Bristol [Bristol County, Mass.]: by an order of the Jeneral

 

Court at Boston: and Comeeted prisoner to the County

 

Goal at Bristol:

 

Becaus he could not for Conscians Sake assese the

 

Sume of Sixty pounds Enaxed to the Queens taxe ~~

 

which Sume was soposed as afore mentioned and now

 

It is Evident: to be for the mantanince of a hierling ~~

 

minestor:

 

and friends haveing unity with him in his ~~

 

Suffererings – –

 

doe appoynt Benjamin Howland and Judah Smith

 

to procur a hand to manneg the Sd Deliveranc Smiths

 

buseness whilst he is a prisonar on the account of

 

truth and friends – –

 

and Ingage him his wages: and the monthly meeting

 

to reImbrerst the same:

 

and the meeting is adjourned untel the Seventh

 

day of the Eleventh month next – – – – –

 
 

And the meeting being mett according to adjourn=

 

ment the 7th of the 11th moth 1708

 

the visetors Being Called [?] gives In their ~~

 

accounts to this meeting of their viseting of freinds

 

familyes and they make reporte that they find things

 

prety well In Some familes but In other some things

 

are not will – –

 

John Tucker and Judah Smith are appoynted to draw

 

an Epestle to the quarterly meeting at Rhoad Island

 

giveing an account of the affairs of truth amongst us – – – – –

 
 

At a monthely meeting of friends held at our

 

meeting house In Dartmouth the 17th of the 11th moth 1708/9

 

their was Collected –  –  –  –  –  –  – 00£ – 09s – 08d

 

Dartmouth meeting Called William Soul and Eliezar

 

Slocumb appeared – –

 

Rochester meeting Called and not Appeared ~~

 

and Benjamin Howland and Judah Smith make

 

report to this meeting that according to order of ~

 

last monthly meeting they have hired James

 

Russell to look after Deliverance : Smiths busness – –

 

for one month – –

 

And this meeting agrees to lend as much money out

 

of the Stock: as will pay the sd Russell: for his months

 

work: and orders Benjamin Howland to let him

 

have It – –

 

And Benjamin Howland and Judah Smith are Still

 

Continued for to See that Deliverance Smith dont want

 

a hand to look after his buseness he being Stel a prisoner

 

on truths account

 

And John Tucker is appoynted by this meeting to go to

 

Boston: to the Jeneral Court: to See if he Cane geet aney releaf for our friends

 

who now remain prisoners with the sd Deliverance

 

Smith in the Country Goal at Bristol – –

 

and the meeting is to helpe him to money to bare his Expences – –

 

And Stephen Willcock and Eliezar Slocumb are Chosen

 

to visit friends at Rochester: to See how things are amongst

 

them and make their return to the next monthly meeting – –

 

Nathanell Howland and William Soule: are : Chosen

 

to viset the prisoners: and see what they want and take

 

Care that their wants may be Suplyed – –

 

William Wood Eliezar Slocumb and Henery Howland

 

are Chose to go to robart gifford and labour with him to

 

shew him his Desorder In refusing to pay his proportion

 

of the Queens tax: and that freinds cannot stand by him In

 

so Doeing

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

In Dartmouth the 2i first day of the 12th moth 1708/9

 

and their was Colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – 00£ 11s – 01d

 

And wher as It was Recomended: to this meeting

 

that Some freinds or friendly people at: aCushanack [Acushnet]15

 

Desiers that their may be: a meeting of worship appoyn

 

ted amongst them once In a month – –

 

and after some debate upon the mater freinds did

 

unanemosly agree: that their Request might be

 

Answered thinking it might be for the honour of

 

god and for the promortion of truth amongst them:

 

and so recomends It to the Quarterly meeting

 

for their : Concurance and Asestance their In – –

 

And William Soul and Judah Smith ar Appoynted

 

to Draw up a Certificate for our Antiant friend

 

Hugh Coperthit: of flushing: Consarning his ~~

 

Sarvice and labour of love amongst us – –

 

allso aComfertable Epestle was red here from our

 

Antiant freinds and bretheren from their yearly

 

meeting held at london last thurd month – –

 

And an Epestle allso from the Quarterly meeting

 

was Read amongst us and Caindly Excepte [kindly accepted] – –

 

And by reson that the last monthely meeting

 

minits: Could not be hade; where In was ~~

 

Several refers to this meeting the Clarke not being

 

at home – –

 

their fore the meeting Adjourns until the ~~

 

Second: fourth day in the first month next – – – – –

(1709)

this meeting Being meet accourding to adjourne=

 

ment the 9th day of the first month 1709 – –

 

and this meeting orders Benjamin Howland to pay

 

James Russell for his second months works out

 

of the meeting Stock

 

And John Tucker gives this meeting an acount

 

thaat he hath ben at boston as ordered and the ~~

 

Jeneral Court hath granted an order to the Sherif of

 

of Bristol: to Relleise the prisoners they paying him

 

the fees: wich they Could not do:

 

therefore they are still continued prisoners – –

 

Stephen Willcock and Eliezer Slocumb according to

 

Appoyntment: have ben at Rochester and they give

 

an account that freinds their are not so well as they

 

Could wish: but hope that things may be better – –

 

And the friends appoynted: to Spake with Robart Gifford

 

gives In their answer that he hath given Satesfaction

 

and hath paid his rate – –

 

and the prisoners: to wit Deliverance Smith: and

 

Thomas Taber Junr are Released and Come home

 

but the manner of their Commetment and their

 

Release shall be more largely Declared here ~~

 

after under the hand of one of them – – – – –

 

(1709)

At a monthely meeting of friends held at our meet=

 

ing house In Dartmouth the 21st day of the 1st moth 1709

 

the Colection was –  –  –  –  –  –  – £ 0- 08s – 06d

 

Dartmouth meeting: Called Benjamin Howland and

 

Judah Smith appeared – –

 

Rochester meeting Called and not Appeared – –

 

and Benjamin Howland gives this meeting an

 

account that he hath pay’d James Russell for one

 

months work twenty Eight Shillings – –

 

as ordered by the last monthly meeting

 

and Judah Smith: hath made up the accounts

 

with Benjamin Howland as ordered: and

 

their remains In the Stock –  –  –  –  –  –  – 02£ – 04s – 09d

 

And Charles Dyer the Sone of Charls Dyer of Newport

 

on Rhoad Island and Marcy lapham daughter of

 

John lapham of Dartmouth – –

 

Did lay ther Intention of marriage: before this meeting

 

and they were Desiered they to tarrey until the next

 

monthly meeting for their Answer – –

 

And John Tucker and William Wood are Apoynted to see

 

In to their Cleanness relating marrige and Bring In their – –

 

Answer to the next monthly meeting – –

 

And William Wood Desiers the aprebation of the meeting

 

for to put out one of his Children an apprentice to nicholas

 

Howland and this meeting both agree and Consent to

 

the Same – –

 

and the Sufering: of William Wood for not training

 

was Read and aproved and ordered: to be recommended ~

 

to the quarterly meeting

 

And this meeting Is Adjourned untel the 6th day of the

 

Second month – – – – –

 

the meeting being meet according to Adjournment the

 

Sixt day of the Second month 1709 – –

 

and this meeting hath recived an account of Deliverance

 

Smith Consarning his late Imprisonment and the meeting

 

Recomends: the Same to the quarterly meeting – –

 

John Tucker and Benjamin Howland : are Chosen: to

 

Atend the quaterly meeting next at Rhoad Island

 

this meeting hat received an account of the visetors

 

as faloweth – –

 

these are to Satesfie the monthly meeting that wee

 

have visited the most of friends famielys here but

 

by reason of my not being weell: wee have nt not ~~

 

preformed a Jeneral Visit but so far as wee have

 

ben wee find things preti well: Except Some that

 

are not so rightly Consarned as they ought to be

 

and those need a great deal of labour to bring them

 

to obsarve the orders of friends – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of freinds held at our meeting

 

house In Dartmouth the 18th day of the second moth 1709 – –

 

Dartmouth meeting Called Judah Smith and John

 

Tucker appeared

 

Rochester: meeting called John Sumers Appeared – –

 

And the buseness consarning Charls Dyer and

 

Marcy lapham is refered to the next monthly meeting – –

 

Allso a meeting of worship is Established at Cushanet [Acushnet]

 

by the quarterly meeting as requested

 

and is to be keept the last first day In Every month

 

And the Quarterly meeting of ministers: haveing – –

 

laboured with Hannah Jenney: and advised her to

 

be Silent: In meetings of worshp:

 

but shee: not takeing up with their advice: they

 

Reffer: here to our monthly meeting: to Deele with

 

her as they may see meet: In the wisdom of god – –

 

And Benjamin Howland and John Tucker are

 

Chosen: to Spake with the Sd Hannah Jeney: to

 

let here know: that freinds have no : unity with

 

here preaching praying and singing: In publick

 

meetings: and if Shee will stil go on conterarye to

 

the advice of freinds: then freinds will be constrained

 

for to give forth: a publick testimony against here

 

proceeding In that Case – –

 

and thomas taber Jur: being a friendly man and a

 

late prisoner with our friend Deliverance Smith – –

 

and he behaveing him selfe as becometh the truth

 

which he sufered for In the time of his Imprison=

 

- ment and freinds haveing unity with him: In

 

his Suferings – –

 

do think It their Christian duty to Contrebut some=

 

thing to wards the suport of his fameley In

 

the time of his late Imprisonment – –

 

And the Epestle from the quar meeting was read

 

to our comfort and Satesfaction – –

 

and here followeth a coppey of Deliverance Smiths letter

 

which he sent: to the monthly meeting giveing

 

an acount of the manner of his Imprisonmente

 

and sufferings – – – – –

 

[Two blank pages]

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting house In

 

Dartmouth the sixteenth of the third month – – 1709

 

their was Collected –  –  –  –  –  –  – 0£ – 09s – 03d

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting called: Judah Smith and

 

Benjmin Howland appeared; Rochester meeting

 

Called and not appeared – –

 

And the buseness consarning Charls Dyer and Marcy =

 

Lapham is refered to the next monthely meeting – –

 

and this meeting orders Benjamin Howland to let:

 

Thomas Cornell have ten Shillings out of the meeting

 

Stock: to help to Defray :the Charge of friends pasege

 

to nantucket

 

And the first day at aCokset: is Concluded to be at the

 

meeting house for this summer – –

 

And this meeting understands by John Summers :and

 

TIM Timothey Davice [Davis]: that friends at Rochester are

 

neglegent : In not atending their preparitive meeting

 

According to order – –

 

where for: Stephen Willcock: and Benjamin Howland

 

are Appoynted to viset them: and stir them up:

 

to Deligancy: In their meetings: and to obsarve the

 

good orders of truth established amongst friends – –

 

and this meeting orders Benjamin Howland to

 

pay: Judah Smith Eight Shillings out of the Stock

 

for his Recording the minits of the monthly meetin

 
 

At amonthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

house In Dartmouth the twenteth of the fourt: month 1709

 

their was Colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – 0£ - 12s - 04d

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting called Judah Smith and

 

William Soule appeared: &

 

Rochester weekly meeting called and : not appeared

 

and the Bussnes consarning Charls Dyer and marcy

 

Lapham is refered to the next monthly meeting – –

 

John Tucker and Benjamin Howland are Chosen to

 

attend the Quarterly meeting next – –

 

the visitors being called upon: they give In the folowing

 

account friends wee have preformed a Jeneral visit in the

 

famelies of friends: through out the weekly meetings In Dartmouth

 

and wee find that our labour of [love?] was [?] sarvice to

 

some: and things Jeneraly are prety well amongst friends – –

 

Eliezer Slocum, Increas Allin – –

 

And Benjamin Howland and Judah Smith are chosen

 

to wright an Epestle to the Quarterly meeting giveing

 

an acount of the afairs of truth amongst us – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

house In Dartmouth the 18th day of the fift month 1709 -

 

their was Colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – 0l-09s-04d

 

Dartmouth meeting called William Soule and Judah

 

Smith apeared RoChester meeting called Saverey

 

Cleffton [Clifton] Appeared – –

 

and It is desired by this meeting that all freinds who

 

have ben Imprest this yea[r] that they bring In their ~

 

acounts how they have stood : In truths testemony against

 

waring and fighteing and also how they came to be

 

Released from the sd Impress – to the next monthly

 

meeting – –

 

Benjamin Howland and John Lapham Jur are

 

Chosen visitors and aded to the two that was formerly

 

appoynted – –

 

and Henrey Howland : is agreed: with to make up the

 

gape Into the burieing ground : and to be paid out of

 

the monthly meeting Stock – –

 

and It is ordered that Benjamin Howland shoudshould

 

pay to John Lapham twenty shillings out of our

 

stock: for his keeping the meeing house

 

and tis recomended to theis meeting by rochester freinds

 

that they may have the meeting that is keept at John

 

Summers : removed to John Wings: and allso a weekly

 

meeting setled amongst them – –

 

and this meeting refers It to the next monthely

 

meeting : for a full result In the matter – –

 

and mathew Wi[n]g gives this meeting an account of

 

his being Imprest as foloweth

 

to the monthly meeting In Dartmouth: friends these

 

are to sartifie the meeting: that I have ben Imprest and

 

hired a man to goe In my roome : but upon Consideration

 

I was condemned In my self for so doing and I am sorey

 

for the same and I hope I shall doe so no more – –

     

mathew Winge

 
 

At a monthely meeting of friend held at our meeting

 

house In Dartmouth the fifteenth of the 6th : mth 1709

 

there was colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – 0l-06s-08d

 

Dartmouth meeting called William Soule and Judah

 

Smith appeared: rochester meeting called and not Apeared – –

 

and It is ordered that Benjamin Howland should pay five

 

Shillings to his brother Henrey for makeing the gate

 

and posts for the buring yard – –

 

Charls Dyer and Mary Lapham appeared the second

 

time: Sigenefying still their Intention of marrige and

 

nothing appearing to hinder their Intention he haveing

 

a SerifiCate from the monthly meeing whereunto he

 

did belong : a Coppey of which here foloweth – –

 

from our monthly mens meeting of freinds held at new

 

port on Rhoad Island ye 14th day of the 4th month 1709

 

to our friends at Dartmouth: is the Saleutaton of our Dear

 

love In the truth: and where as Charls Dyre son of ~

 

Charles Dyer : of newport : Deceased desired a certificate of us

 

he being as wee understand In persuance of marriage ~

 

with marey the Daughter of John Lapham and marey

 

his wife of Dartmouth :

 

these are theirfore : to certifie whom it may concarn that

 

we have made: Inquiery : Concarning him and do finde

 

nothing but that he is clear of intanglement as to mariag

 

so for as we know with any here amongst us : and

 

and as to his convesation of late has seemed to be sober: and

 

well Inclind: and frequents friends meetings and

 

wee have nothing against :his proceeding in marriag

 

so Desiring his prosperety: and growth in the truth

 

we conclud: signed by order and In be half of:

 

our monthly meeting by _____

     

thomas Cornell Clark of ye meeting

 

they had their answer : that they might take : each

 

other In Conveniant tim In the Desente order

 

of truth – –

 

and William Wood and John Tucker are appoynted

 

to sea that the marriage is Solemnized In the good -

 

order of truth _____

 

and the bussenes concarning the setelement of a weekley

 

meeting at rochester is refered to the next monthely meeting

 

and Nathanell Howland and William Soule was called up =

 

on: to give In their accounts of what they have Desburted to =

 

wards the Suport of the late prisoners on the meetings

 

account and they say they have desbursted nothing on the

 

meetings account – –

 

John Tucker and Eliezer Slocumb are called upon to give

 

In their account: Concarning this Care about the meeting

 

house the last year – –

 

and their Answer is: that their is dew to them ten ~

 

shillings: and this meeting orders Benjamin Howland

 

to paye it to them out of our Stock – –

 

and John Tucker and Eliezer Slocum are still continued

 

for to take care of the meeting house for the Insuing

 

year – –

 

and Itis ordered that Benjamin Howland should

 

pay Judah Smith :twelve shillings for recording

 

the monthly meetings minits: out of the monthly

 

meeting Stock – –

 

and this meeting hath subscribed teen pounds to:

 

to wards the building of friends meeting in Boston

 

and this meeting hath received an account form our

 

freinds In wrighting: which was Imprest this year

 

which was read to the satesfaction: of the meeting

 

and ordered to be recorded: as foloweth – – – – –

 
 

to the monthely meeting of freinds In Dartmouth

 

holden the fiftenth day of the sixt month 1709 – –

 

Dear friends and bretheren: thinking It our Christan duty

 

and acording to the good order of truth: to give you this

 

folowing: account

 

friends: on the 9th day of the third month last in this

 

present year: we whose nanes [names] are under wretten

 

three of us being at the town house In Dartmouth ~

 

were Impresed by John Akin leuthenat of the train

 

band; In to the Queens Service to goe to Canadya [Canada]16 !

 

and he required us to appear the next day at the hous

 

of Josiah Allin [Allen] to receive furder order: and acordingly we

 

went to Sd allins and when wee came our furder order ~

 

was to be Exercised In a warlike postour.

 

and we told Sd Akin that we could not In conciance

 

act In aney warlike postur: nor use carnal weapons to ~

 

destroy mens lives: who said He took notice of our answer

 

and told us wee might go home untel furder order

 

which we Did and remained at or about home untel the 18th

 

day of the month: and then being ordered to appear be fore Colenel

 

Byfield wee went with William Soule: (who was Impres

 

by the above sd Akin: the 11th of the Same month to goe to

 

Caniday In her majestys service) and ordered to appear

 

at the town house In Bristol [Bristol, Mass., now R.I.]: on the 18th day of the sd 3th mth

 

so wee went to Joseph Wantons where: we meet with

 

our friend William Wood who was going with his son Will=

 

iam Wood to Bristol: for Robart Brownel came the 11th day of

 

the third month 1709: and Imprest his son to go to Canady

 

In the Queens service:

 

after wards: Nathanell Soule warned him to appear at

 

the the town house In Bristol on the 18th day of the

 

sd third month: then we considred the matter and ~

 

thought It might be best: for William Wood to leave

 

his Son their and goe and Spake In his sons bhalf

 

which he did: then wee went to Bristol together

 

and Appeared befor Colonol Byfield: who asked: us

 

some questions: to which wee answered that wee

 

Could nout for Consiance Sake act In a War lick ~

 

posture to Destroy mens lives: for In So doing we shoud

 

ofend god and In cur his Displeasur: and when William

 

Wood Juner was called his father spoke In his behalf

 

then Colenol Byfield : asked him if his sone was

 

a Quaker too: he said it is against his mind to goe to

 

ware and he would not kill a man for the world

 

then one that sat by: said Byfield said take him:

 

then he [sat?] down William’s name In his Book

 

then he put us all: under the Comand of Capt ~

 

Joseph Brown: and charged us to march with him

 

to Rocksburie [Roxbury, Massachusetts.] by the 25th of sad [said] month: which charge wee

 

could not obay: but after ward he being more modrate

 

Desiered us to goe down not In aney warlike posture but

 

to take our own time: So as to meet Capt. Brown at the ~

 

Governors at roxburey the Sd 25th of the month which

 

we finding freedom to doe accordingly went thether and

 

laid our cause before the governeur Joseph Dudly who was

 

verey kind to:us and gave us our liberty to go home with out

 

Demanding aney money of us: or wee paying him aney In

 

which liberty through the goodness of god wee still remain

 

your friends

   

   John Tucker:  William Wood

   

William Soule:  John Lapham Jr

     

Deliverance Smith

 
 

an other paper from nathaneell Howland to friends -

 

-ing of the people

 

called Quakers In Dartmouth: that on the 9th day of the

 

third month 1709

 

I was Imprest by John Akin Into the queens sarvice

 

an allso warned me to appear at Josiah Allins on the

 

next day to receive furder order: which I did then

 

he said his order was to Exersise me In a warlike postour

 

with others that was Imprest: untel he had furder order then

 

I tould him it was against my consiance in to aCt In

 

SuCh a way to go out to war to destroy mens lives or

 

words to that purpos: which he said he took notiCe of

 

and Said I might go home untel furder order: then

 

after ward I was warned to go with sd akin to the

 

town house In Bristoll [Bristol, Mass., now R.I.] the 18th day of the sd third

 

month: and accordingly: I went with him tel we

 

came to brother Daniell at the ferrey: then the said ~

 

Akin called mee aside and released mee from the

 

Impres with out my paying aney fine or promesing

 

aney – –

 

Nathanell Howland

 
 

At a monthly meeting of : friends held at our meeting

 

house in Dartmouth the 19th day of the 7th mth 1709 – –

 

their was Colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – 0l-10s-09d

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting called: Judah Smith

 

and John Lapham Junr appeared – –

 

Rochester weekly meeting: called and not appeared

 

William Wood and John Tucker hath brought In

 

their answer: to this meeting: that Charls Dyer

 

and Marcy Lapham Did Solemnise their marrige

 

In the good order of truth – –

 

And the busenes: Concarning the Settleing of a weekly

 

meeting amongst friends: at Rochester is referd

 

to the next monthly meeting: by reson their is

 

no representitive from their meeting – –

 

and In as much as their is no : friends from the

 

preparative meeting at Rochester: this meeting

 

Doth appoynt Benjamin Howland and Eliezar

 

Slocum : to visit them: and stur them up In

 

their Duty deligently to attend the monthly meeting – –

 

and John Tucker : and William Wood are chosen

 

to attend the quarterly meeting next – –

 

and Stephen Willcock : and William Wood gives

 

this meeting: to understand: that they have spoken

 

with Thomas Wait: ConCarning his Comeing

 

amongst freinds: to take a wife: and he Saith he

 

is willing to Submet to the good order of truth – –

 

and John tucker is appoynted : to give thomas

 

Wait a few lines: to freinds at nantucket Signi-

 

fying that he is In good unity with friends: here

 

of this meeting – –

 

and the minits of the last yearly meeting was read

 

at this meeting and Caindly [kindly] approved of by the meeting

 

and the meeting is adjourned untel the 12th day of the

 

Eight month next

 

the monthly meeting being meet according to Adjournment

 

the 12th day of the 8th moth 1709 – –

 

the visitors give in their account to this meeting

 

that they find: things prety well Jeneraly amongst

 

freinds Except Some perticular familys things are

 

no well: but friends are in hopse that In time they

 

may come to be better – –

 

and John Tucker and Judah Smith are chosen to

 

wright an :Epestle: to the Quarterly meeting: next

 

giveing an account of the afairs of truth amongst

 

us – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

house In Dartmouth the 17th day of the 8th moth 1709 – –

 

their was colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – 0l-09s-5d

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting called Judah Smith and

 

John Lapham Junr appeared – –

 

Rochester meeting called and not appeared – –

 

James Russell :and Rebecah Howland Did lay their

 

Intention of marrige before this meeting: and they

 

wer Desired to wait untel the next monthly meet-

 

ing for an answer – –

 

and Benjamin Howland and John Lapham are

 

chosen: to Inquier In to their Clearness: and bring

 

In their answer to the next monthly meeting: how

 

they find things – –

 

And Eliezar Slocum reports: to this meeting that

 

he hath ben at Rochester according to apoyntment

 

and hath spoken with friends their: and they signify

 

that they condemn their Slackness and hope for time

 

to come they shall be more Deligent In attending the

 

weekly monthly meeting – –

 

and John tucker and William Wood make report to

 

to this meeting that they have attended the quarterly

 

meeting: according to appoyntment: and John tucker

 

and Judah Smith: have written an Epestle to the

 

Quarterly meeting as ordered – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

house In Dartmouth the 21 first of the 9th mth 1709 – –

 

their was colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – 0l-04s-11d

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting called Judah Smith

 

and John Lapham appeared – –

 

Rochester meeting called and not appeared – –

 

and the two friends that was chosen the last ~

 

monthly meeting to Inspect into the clearness of

 

James Russell and Rebecah Howland concarning

 

marriage: was called upon: and their answers is that:

 

they have made Inquirey and find nothing that

 

may hinder their Intention of marriage – –

 

James Russell and Rebecah Howland Apeared the ~

 

Second time: before the meeting: Desiering an answer

 

to their proposals of marriage laid before the last monthly =

 

meeting: Signifying that they both Still Intended marriage

 

and friends finding things Clear they had their answer

 

that they might proceede: to take Each other In marriage

 

In the good order of truth – –

 

and Benjamin Howland : and John Lapham Jur is

 

Appoynted to see the marriage acomplished In the decent

 

order of truth – –

 

and the teen pounds: Subscribed to wards the building of

 

the meeting house at boston: was colected at this meet-

 

ing: and Delivered to Thomas Cornell In order to

 

be sent to boston for the Use above sd – –

 

and where as Elizabeth the Daughter of hisekiah – –

 

Smith and of marcy his wife: hath walked Desorderly

 

In marring with one of the world: Contrary to the

 

good order of truth Estableshed amongst us: and

 

the advice of friends: and friends being clear of

 

her this meeting maks choyce of John tucker and Increas

 

Allin to Draw up a paper of condemnation concarning her

 

and bring It into the next monthly meeting – –

 

and where as Its proposed to this meeting by the visitors whether

 

Robart Gifford is accounted a friend In unity or not – –

 

and it is the sience [sense] of the meeting that robart Gifford bing [being]

 

a friends Child: is under the Care and Custety of this meet-

 

ing and ought to be viseted as a friend – –

 

and it is agreed that friends at Coxset should have ther meet-

 

ing: on the first Day of the weeke: on the other side the river

 

for this winter as formerly – –

 

allso we recived an Epestle from the last quarterly

 

meeting at rhoad Island: which was read and kindly

 

Excepte [accepted]: where by we underStand: that the monthly

 

meeting at Rhoad Island is altered and is to be held on

 

the last third Day in Everey month – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our

 

meeting house In Dartmouth the 19th of the 10th: mth 1709

 

their was colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – 0l-13s-06d

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting called Judah Smith

 

and John Lapham Appeared – –

 

Rochester weekly called and Joseph Wing Appeared – –

 

And Benjamin Howland and John Lapham w

 

was Called upon: to know whether they Did See

 

James Russell and Rebeca Howland Consemat

 

their marriage In the order of truth – –

 

And their answer is: that they were at the marriag

 

and they know not: but that things was Carried

 

on prety well – –

 

And John green of Warwick and Marcy Allen the

 

Daughter of Increas Allien of Dartmouth Did lay their

 

Intentians of marr be for this meeting and they

 

was Desiered to wait for an Answer until the next monthly

 

meeting – –

 

And where as John Tucker and Increas Allin was

 

Appoynted by the last Monthly meeting: to Draw up

 

a paper of Condemnation Concarning Elizebeth Tripp

 

and their being nothing done: this meeting doth still

 

continoue them to do It against the next monthly

 

meeting – –

 

And John Tucker an william wood is appoynted

 

to attend the Quarterly meeting at Rhoad Island

 

next – –

 

And the visitors of this meeting hath given In ther

 

their Accounts of their visiting of friends and they

 

signefy that things are prety w well In some

 

fameleys: but In other some things are not ~

 

well but wee hope that In time things may be

 

better – –

 

And Benjamin Howland and John Lapham

 

Is Appoynted: to se In to the Clearness of John: green

 

and Marcy Allin concarning marriage and bring

 

In their Answer to the next monthly meeting – –

 

And Nathaneel Howland hath requested: the liberty

 

of this meeting: to set up a Stable on the meeting

 

house land: which is granted – –

 

And Judah Smith is apoynted to make up the monthely

 

meetings Accounts with Benjamin Howland and

 

make Returne to the next monthly meeting – –

 

And this meeting Is adjourned untel the next

 

the next forth Day come week which will be the

 

28th day of this Instant – –

 

and the meeting being meet according to Adjurn=

 

ment the 28th of the 10th month 1710 – –

 

And where as some agetations hath be concarning

 

Samuell Mott his seling of his habetation and

 

removeing to newport on Rhoad Island to live

 

and It is the sience [sense] of this meeting: that It will not

 

be for his Advanteg In aney wise: so canot give

 

our consent their to at the present – –

 

and John tucker and Judah Smith is Appoynted

 

to Draw up an Epestle to the next quartorly meet=

 

ing giveing an account of the afairs of truth amongst

 

us – –

 

And Rochester preparetive meeting hath requested

 

of the monthly meeting: that they may have a

 

weekly meeting^ for worship Established amongst them and

 

to be keept on the fift Day of the week at John wings

 

and allso that they may have their preparetive meet=

 

ing on the fift day of the week before the monthly

 

meeting after the meeting of worship is Ended – –

 

and that they have a monthly meeting of worship on

 

the first day at John Wings once In four weeks: all which is

 

grante[d] and alowed by this meeting – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

house In Dartmouth the 16th Day of the 11th month 1709

 

their was Colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – 0£-10s-06d

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting called Benjamin =

 

Howland and Eliezar Slocum appeared – –

 

Rochester weekly meeting called and not all

 

Appeared – –

 

John Green and Marey Allin [Allen] apeared before

 

this meeting Desiering an Answer to their ~

 

proposials of marriage layed before the last month

 

ly meeting saying they was still of the same mind

 

the said John green [Greene] haveing his mothers concent In that

 

matter and allso a Certificate from the monthly meeting

 

where unto he did belong: the coppey of which are

 

here Insarted – –

 

from our monthly meeting for buseness at Estgreenwich [East Greenwich]

 

the 19th day of the 10th month 1709 In the coloney of

 

Rhoad Island to ye monthly meeting of bisness of friends

 

at Dartmouth Greetingst – –

 

whereas our friend John Greene haveing Desiered a Sertifycate

 

from our monthly meeting these may therefore In~

 

form you that he has made a profestione [profession] of the bles[s]ed

 

Truth with us for some Considrable time and that

 

his life and conversatin has ben Answerable theire

 

unto he being In good unity with us hear [here] being

 

of some service amongst us And furder wee do signyfi

 

that concerning marreag we have taken care at our

 

monthly meeting And do find nothing to the cn

 

contrary but that he is clear from all here as conc[e]rn=

 

ing marriage – –

 

Signed by order and In behalf of our sd meeting

 

by

 

Benjamin Barton :

Robert Wesgate

Abner Spencer

 

Samuel Perrey :

Samuell Aldrich

 
 

Zacriah Jenkens :

Thomas Arnold

 
 

Thomas Rodman Jur:        

 

here foloweth a coppey of his mothers consent – –

   

In the Coloney of Rhoad Island

 

Potawomet [Potowomut] in Warwick [RI] the 11th of the 11th month 1709

 

to the monthly meeting of friends at Dartmouth

 

these are to Inform you yt [that] as to ye proceedings of my son

 

John Green Concerning marrieg hee has my free consent

 

consent their unto

 

from your wellwishing friend: Elizebeth Green

 

And the said Marey: Allin [Mary Allen] allso haveing her perance [parents]

 

Consent: the meeting give them their Answer – that

 

they might take Each other In the good order of truth

 

And Benjamin Howland and John Lapham is appoyn-

 

ted to se[e] them Consumate their marriage In the good

 

order of truth – –

 

And Jabush Barker and Rebecah Russell did lay

 

their Intentions of marriage be for this meeting – –

 

and they was desiered to wait untel the next monthly

 

meeting for an answer – –

 

nathaneel Howland and James Burriell [Burrel] are Chosen

 

to Inspect Into their Clearness concarning marriage

 

and make return to the next monthly meeting – –

 

And where as John Tucker and Eliezar Slocum

 

Increas Allin [Increase Allen] was continued the last monthly meet=

 

ing to draw up a paper of condemnation concarning

 

Elizebet [Elizabeth] Tripp and It not being fully acomplished

 

to the Satesfaction of friends:

 

they are still continued: and Benjamin Howland

 

and Elizear [Eliezer] Slocum are Appoynted and added to

 

them for the full Acomplishing the same – –

 

and the meeting adjourns untel the 25 fift of this

 

Instant – – – – –

 
 

the meeting being met according ^to adjournment the 25 fift of the 11th moth 1709

 

the four friends appoynted to Draw up the condemna

 

tion concarning Elizebeth tripp her cond have don

 

It and presented It to this meeting: and the meeting

 

the meeting seeth cause to refer It to the next month

 

ly meeting: befor it goes forth In publick – –

 

and Judah Smith is called upon to give an account ~

 

whethe he hath mad[e] up the monthly meetings accom[p]ts

 

with Benjamin Howland and It is not don so hee

 

Is contenued stell to do it and make return to the next

 

monthly meeting – –

 

And John tucker is Appoynted to give Rochester friends

 

an account In wrighting that their request as to Setle=

 

ing their: meetings was granted the last

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

house In Dartmouth the 20th day of the 12th month 1709 – –

 

the Colection was –  –  –  –  –  –  – £l[?]-08s-08d

 

Dartmouth weekly ^meeting called Judah Smith and John=

 

Lapham Appeared – –

 

Rochester weekly called Savory Clefton [Clifton]

 

Appeared – –

 

and the two freinds that was apoynted the last month

 

ly meeting ^do give In their answer: that John Green and

 

Marey Allin [Mary Allen] did acomplish their marriage In the order

 

of the meeting – –

 

And the matter concarning Jabush Barker and

 

Rebecah Russell is refered to the nex[t] monthly ~

 

meeting – –

 

and the accounts not as yet being made up with

 

Benjamin Howland concarning the collection:

 

Ju[d]ah Smith is still Continued to do It and make

 

return to the next monthly meeting – –

 

And John tucker hath given Rochester^ freinds an account

 

of the setling of their meetings as appoynted – –

 

and this meeting makes choice of William Wood

 

Eliezer Slocum John Lapham and William Soule

 

to peruse what Elizebeth tripp sent In to the monthly

 

meeting Concarning her Joyning In marrige out of the

 

good order established amongst us – –

 

and give In thir Judgment whether that be sefesiant [sufficient]

 

to clear truth which shee sent In to the monthly meeting

 

or whether the monthly ought to give forth a

 

publick testimony against her – –

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting meeting called no buseness

 

rochester weekly meeting called and John wing son of

 

John Wing of Rochester appeared at this meeting

 

Desiaring a certifycate of his Clearness as to marriage

 

And Saverey Clifton and Timothey Davice [Davis] are

 

Chose to Inquier Into his Clearness as to marrege

 

and bring In their Answer to the next monthly

 

meeting – –

 

and was received the Epistle from the last Quartorly

 

meeting the which was read at this meeting and

 

was caindly [kindly] Excepted [accepted] – –

 

the freinds above Chosen to Consider and advise with

 

some women friends about the matter Relating ~

 

Elizebeth tripp: Do give their advice that a paper

 

of Condemnation go forth publickly against her

 

which this meeting doth think well of – –

 

And do order John Tucker to Read publickly the said

 

Condemnation on a first day after meeting or se[e]

 

It done by the next monthly meeting and make

 

return their of – – – – –

 

(1710)

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

house In Dartmouth the 27th day of the first: mth 1710 – –

 

the Colection was –  –  –  –  –  –  – 0£-09s-02d

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting Called Judah Smith

 

and John Lapham appeared – –

 

Rochester weekly meeting called John wing jur apeared – –

 

Judah Smith hath made up the monthly meetings

 

Accounts with Benjamin Howland as appoynted

 

And their remains In the Stock –  –  –  –  –  –  – 02£-14s-09d

 

And Jabush Barker and Rebecah Russell came

 

the second time for their Answer as to takeing Each other

 

In marriage and things appearing Clear they had their

 

Answer that they might take Each other In the good order

 

of truth – –

 

and nathaneel Howland and James Burill [Burrel] are Chosen

 

to see them Solomnize their marriage In the good order

 

Established In the good ord Amongst us – –

 

and Joseph Chace sone of William Chace of Swansey and

 

Abigall [Abigail] tucker of Dartmouth did lay their Intentions

 

of their marriag before this meeting and they was

 

Desired to wait untel the next monthly meeting for

 

an Answer – –

 

and John tucker and Stephen Willcock [Wilcox] are Chosen to

 

make Inquierey In to ther clearness and bring In their

 

clear answer to the next monthly meeting – –

 

and this meeting apoynts Benjamin Howland to

 

pay Judah Smith what is dew [due] to him for recording

 

the monthly meeting minits – –

 

and make return to the next monthly meeting

 

what is done17 – –

 

and John tucker makes report to this meeting that

 

he hath Read Elizebeth Tripps condemnation as

 

Apoynted the last monthly monthly meeting – –

 

which is as foloweth; whare as friends ware Informed

 

that Elizebeth Smith the daughter of Hizekiah [Hezekiah] Smith

 

and of Marey his wife that Shee did Intend to marrey

 

out of the order of friends their for freinds did labour

 

with her to show her: her Shortness their In but Shee

 

Did not take their advice but was married contrarey

 

to the good order of friends

 

their for we who are Called Quakers: Can do no les but

 

to Clear our salves [ourselves] and the bles[s]ed truth that we make

 

profesion of but to signify to the world that we have no

 

unity with such marriages nor with the said Elizebeth

 

In her so marr[y]ing: out of the good order of truth

 

Estableshed amongst friends.

 

Signed by order and In behalf of our monthly men

 

and womens meeting held at Dartmouth the 20th day

 

of the twelfth: month 1709 or 10: by

 

Ruth Tucker

: Marey Smith

: Savrey Cleffton [Savory Clifton]

 

Rachel Allin [Allen]

: Marey Lapham Jur

: Stephen Willcock [Wilcox]

 

Hannah Soule

: hope merehow

: Judah Smith

 

Hannah tucker

: John tucker

: william wood

 

marey Slocum

: John Lapham Jur

: Henrey tucker

 

Sarah gifford

: Increas Allin [Increase Allen]

: Josiah merehow [Merihew]

 

Dorcase [Dorcas] Earl – –

 

and Judah Smith and John tucker is appoynted to

 

Draw up an Epestle to the quartorly meeting next – –

 

And John tucker: William: wood and Elizar [Eliezer] Slocum

 

Is Chosen to attend the quartorly meeting next – –

 

and William Soule desiers the Aprabation of the meeting

 

to put his sone an aprantice [apprentice] to Nicholas Howland

 

John Russell which the meet[ing] hath unity with

 
 

At a monthly meeting of freinds held at our meet=

 

ing house In Dartmouth the 15th of the 2 mth 1710 – –

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting Called Judah Smith

 

and william Soule appeared – –

 

Rochester weekly meeting Called Isaac Benson Appeared – –

 

and their was Colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – 0£-12s-09d

 

and Inquirey being made whether Jabush Barker

 

And Rebecah Russell had Solomnized their

 

marriage In the good order of truth and the answer

 

was that they had acomplished It according

 

to order – –

 

And the buseness Concarning Joseph Chase and

 

Abigal Tucker things not being Clear

 

relating their Intention of marriage they are refered

 

to the next monthly meeting for their answer – –

 

and Benjamin Howland is still Continued to pay Judah

 

Smith for Recording the monthly meeting and he Is:

 

Desiered to do It against the next monthly meeting – –

 

and the freinds that was appoynted to draw up an Epestle

 

to the Quartorly meeting have done It according to order

 

and the freinds that was Chosen to Attend the quartorly

 

meeting: make report that they have attended yt [that]

 

meeting According to appoyntment – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly mans meeting of friends held ate our meeting

 

house In Dartmouth the 15th day of the 3th: mo 1710 – –

 

the Colection was –  –  –  –  –  –  – 0£-10s-03d

 

Dartmouth weekly meet called Judah Smith and:

 

william Soule: appeared – –

 

Rochester weekly meeting Called John Summers apeared

 

and the buseness Concarning Joseph Chase and Abigal=

 

Tucker is refered to the next monthly meeting: because

 

the sd Joseph Chase hath not a Certifycate from the

 

monthly meeting to which he doth belong – –

 

and Benjamin Howland hath paid Judah Smith

 

for Recordding the monthly meeting minits:

 

twelve Shillings: as ordered the last monthly meeting ~

 

and Thomas Smith at pensalvenia [Pennsylvania] the sone of ~

 

Eliezar Smith of Dartmouth Desiered of this monthly meeting

 

A Certifycate of his Clearness as to marriage: In order

 

their unto this meeting appoynted Deliverance Smith

 

and William Wood: to Inquire In to his Clearness

 

and If they find things Clear then they are appoynted

 

to Draw up a Certifycate for him and make their return

 

to the next monthly meeting – –

 

and the quartorly meeting Epestle Was read at this

 

meeting and Excepted and alowed and the meeting

 

agrees to com to a Subscription: for to defray part of the

 

Charge of Kingstown meeting: house as Requested by the

 

last Quartorly meeting: and the Sume: requested

 

Is four pounds – –

 

and it is agreed that the first day meeting on the

 

other side Coxet river should: be at the meeting ~

 

house for this Summer according to former agree

 

agreement – –

 

william wood John lapham James Bourrell [Burrel] and

 

Increase Allien [Allen] are appoynted to go with some ~

 

women friends: to conseder whether their ought

 

to be a paper of publick Condemnation to be given

 

forth against Abigal Howland the daughter of

 

Benjamin Houland [Howland] for marr[y]ing out of the order

 

of truth – –

 

and the freinds above Chosen have Considred the

 

mater concarning the above named abigal howland

 

and give In their Judgment that their ought to be

 

a paper of condemnation drawn up and given forth

 

against her – –

 

and the Same freinds are appoynted to draw

 

It up against the next monthly meeting – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of freinds held at the

 

meeting house In Dartmouth the 19th of the 4th moth 1710

 

the Colection was –  –  –  –  –  –  – 0£-10s-03d

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting Called: Judah Smith and

 

william Soule Appeared – –

 

Rochester weekly meeting called: Elisha wing appeared

 

And Joseph: Chasce [Chase] and Abigal Tucker came to this

 

meeting: and Desiered an Answer to their former proposials

 

of marriage layd before the monthly meeting signifyeing

 

they still Intended marriage – –

 

And nothi[n]g Apearing to hender their Intentions and the

 

Said Joseph Chasce [Chase] haveing a Certifycate from the monthly

 

to which he doth belong:

 

they had their answer that they might take Each other In the

 

good order or truth – –

 

and John tucker and Stephen Willcock [Wilcox] are Chosen to see

 

their marriage acomplished In the good order of truth – –

 

A Certifycate was: given forth by this meeting: to Thomas

 

Smith at pensalvenia of his Clearness Concarning marg marriage – –

 

and John tucker is appoynted to signe the above said

 

Certifycate In the behalfe of the said monthly meeting ~

 

and Ruth Smith Desiered a Certifycate of this monthly

 

meeting Signifying that Shee had a Concarne [concern] upon

 

her mind to visit her Children In pencelvenia]: and

 

freinds haveing unity with her Concarne apoynted

 

Judah Smith and John tucker to Draw a Certifycate

 

for her and Signe It in behalf of the meeting – –

 

william wood John tucker and Stephen Willcock [Wilcox] are

 

Chosen to atend the Quartorly meeting next – –

 

and Benjamin Howland is ordered to let John tucker

 

have twenty Shillings for keeping the meeting house – –

 

and the friends thet was Chosen the last monthly =

 

meeting to Draw up a paper of Condemnation: against

 

Abigal Howland have done It: and it was Read and ~

 

Aproved by this meeting – –

 

And John tucker is appoynted to reed the Same publick=

 

ly on the first day at the braking up of the meeting

 

of worship          Some time befor the next monthly meeting – –

 

of which these folowing is a Coppey – –

 

this is given forth to clear our Holy profession by us

 

the people Called Quakers – –

 

Where as Jonathan Ricketson and Abigaile Howland

 

being born of believing parance [parents] and they being Likely

 

to marrey Contrarey to the good Order of truth Estableshed

 

amongst us: wee haveing advised them to the Contrarey

 

but they taking no advice from us haveing acomplished

 

It Contrarey to our Order for which we disowne them

 

to be of our Society and Communion Signed by order

 

of our monthly meeting at Dartmouth ye 19th day of the 9th mo 1710

 

by

 

Hannah tucker

pheby [Phebe] tucker

John tucker

 

Hanah [Hannah] Soule

hope merehow [Merihew]

Stephen willcock [Wilcox]

 

Ruth tucker

marey [Mary] Smith

Judah Smith

 

marey [Mary] Slocum

Increase Allin [Allen]

Henrey [Henry] tucker

 

Rachel Allin [Allen]

James Burrill [Burrel]

Josiah Merehow [Merihew]

 

Ruhamah Smith

william wood

Abraham tucker

 

marey [Mary] Lapham

John Lapham

Eliezar [Eliezer] Slocum

 

and the meeting is adjourned until the first

 

sixt day of the fift month next – – – – –

 
 

the meeting being meet According to Adjournment

 

the 7th day of the fift month 1710 – –

 

and the Visetors brought In their account to this

 

meeting of their visiting freinds famelyes belonging

 

to the monthly meetings and they make Report

 

that they have preformed a Jeneral visit: and find

 

things In the Jeneral amongst freinds prety well

 

but In some famelyes not well but hope that things

 

In time may come to be better – –

 

And Stephen willcock [Wilcox] william wood and John

 

tucker is appoynted to Draw up and [sic] Epestle to the

 

quartorly meeting next: giveing an account how

 

things are amongst us – –

 

And It is refered for the advice: and Judgment of the

 

Quartorly meeting – –

 

whether If a friend shall give his Child In marriage

 

to one of the world after that freinds have laboured

 

with him and advised him to the Contrary and he

 

Shall presest [persist] to the accomplishing the Same then

 

whether a paper of Condemnation under his own hand

 

may be taken up with for Satesfaction or whether ~

 

a paper of Condemnation ought not to go forth against

 

him from the monthly meeting – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of freinds held at our meeting house In

 

Dartmouth the 17th of the 5th month –  –  –  –  – 1710 – –

 

the Colection was –  –  –  –  –  –  – 0£-09s-09d

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting Called Benjamin Howland

 

and Judah Smith Appeared – –

 

Rochester weekly meeting called and not apeared – –

 

and the freinds that was appoynted to see Joseph Chace [Chase]

 

And Abigal tuckers marriage acompleshed acording to

 

order make report that It is not yet acomplished and

 

the Same freinds are Still Continued to see It and bring

 

In their answer to the next monthly meeting – –

 

and the friends that was appoynted to Draw a Certifycate

 

for ruth Smith have don It as ordered – –

 

forruth and John tucker mak[e]s report to this meeting that he

 

hath Read Jonathan Riketsons [Ricketsons] and Abigal Howlands

 

Condemnation according to appoyntment of last month

 

ly meeting – –

 

and John tucker and william wood have attended

 

the quartorly meeting as appoynted – –

 

and Benjamin Howland is Called upon to know whether

 

he hath paid John tucker as appoynted the last ~

 

meeting and It is not don so he is Still Continued to

 

do It and make returne to the next monthly meeting

 

and the friends that was apoynted to wright an

 

Epestle to the quartorly meeting make Report that

 

they have done It – –

 

and this meeting received a letter from Walter

 

Newberey [Newberry]: with Eighty two Books of our freind

 

patrick Henderson which he wret [wrote] In answer

 

to a Scandlas [scandalous] book of: Cotton Mathers18 – –

 

the Books Coms to –  –  –  –  –  –  – 02£-15s-00d

 
 

At a monthly meeting of freinds held at our meeting

 

house In dartmouth the 21: first day of the 6th mo 1710 – –

 

the Colection was –  –  –  –  –  –  – 0£-12s-00d

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting Called James Burrill [Burrel] and

 

Eliezar Slocum appeared – –

 

Rochester weekly meeting called Elisha Wing apeared

 

And Stephen Willcock [Wilcox] and John tucker give In

 

their acount to this meeting that they did See

 

Joseph Chace [Chase] and Abigal Tucker Acomplish their

 

marriage In the order of truth – –

 

and Benjamin Howland hath paid John tucker

 

according to apoyntment – –

 

and the Books which was recived the last month=

 

ly meeting of Wallter Nubery [Walter Newberry]: are paid for and

 

John tucker is apoynted to see the money transported

 

to the sd Wallter Nubery – –

 

John tucker and Eliezar Slocum are apoynted

 

to procur a friend to keep the meeting house for

 

the Insuing year – –

 

and where as friends being senceble that John fish

 

was about to Joyne his daughter In marriage ~

 

with one of the world Cantrary to the good order

 

Establshed amongst us: freinds went to him and

 

advised him to the Contrary labouring much with

 

him to Shew him the Eill [evil] Consequence that

 

might folow – –

 

but not with standing freinds Care and advice

 

he hath presested [persisted] to the acomplishing the same – –

 

where aupon the meeting made Choyce of Benjamin

 

Howland and Eliezar Slocum to Draw up a paper of

 

Condemnation for the Clearing of truth and freinds

 

of the said John fish: his desorderly walking – –

 

and make their return to the next mmonthly meeting – –

 

And Eliezar Slocum and Benjamin Howland

 

are Chosen to Speake with Hezekiah Smith: con=

 

Carning his Disorderly Carrege In the monthly

 

meeting when the meeting was wrightly Con=

 

Carned about his daughters marreing out of the order

 

of truth – –

 

and John tucker did Signefy to this meeting that he

 

had a concarn rested upon his mind for some time

 

to travel to the westward to viset freinds In those

 

parts and freinds haveing unity with his Con=

 

carne did make Choyce of Judah Smith and

 

John Lapham to wright a Certifycate for him and sign

 

It In the be half of said meeting19 – –

 

and Eliezar Slocum and Benjamin Howland make report

 

that they have Spoken with Hezekiah Smith and he

 

hath Condemned his disorderly Carrege to the satesfactin

 

of the meeting – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting hous[e]

 

In Dartmouth the 8th day of the seventh month 1710 – –

 

their was Colected for the use of freinds –  –  –  –  –  –  – 0£-05s-6d

 

Dartmouth meeting Called Judah Smith and William Soul [Soule]

 

Appeared – –

 

Rochester weekly meeting Called none appeared – –

 

and John Tucker is still Continued to Bring a recept for

 

the money which he had to pay for patricks books – –

 

Eliezer Slocum maks Return to this meeting that John -

 

lapham is to keep the mee[t]ing house as usall – –

 

and Eliezer Slocum and Benjamin Howland have drawn

 

up a Condemnatision [sic] against John fish: for giveing his

 

Daughter In marrige to one of the world – –

 

and It is as foloweth – –

 

whereas John fish of Dartmouth In the County of Bristol

 

In new England: hath gon from the principle of truth which

 

he hath made pr[o]fesion of and Joyning him selfe with the sp[i]rit

 

of Eror: and hath given his daughter In marrige to one of the

 

world: notwithstanding friends advised him to the Contrarey labouring

 

with him In time to Shew him the [full?] Consequence that might

 

follow yet he hath willfully proceeded to the accomplishing

 

the same Contrarey to the advice of freinds: and the good order ~

 

Established amongs[t] us – –

 

therefore fri[e]nds are Concarned to testify in publick that they have

 

no unity with the sd John fish:

 

but do deny him to be In younion and Communion with us – –

 

given forth form [from] our monthly meeting the 8th day of the 7th mth 1710

 

Signed In behalf of sd meeting by – –

 

Increas Allin [Increase Allen]

Eliezar Smith

Abraham tucker

 

Hizekiah [Hezekiah] Smith

John lapham

Charles Dyer

 

Stephen Willcock [Wilcox]

James burrill [Burrel]

Josiah Merehew [Merihew]

 

nathaneel howland

Eliezer Slocum

Benjamin Howland

 

Judah Smith

william wood – –

 
 

and Deliverance Smith is appoynted to read It on a

 

first day after meeting at our meeting house and make return to

 

the next monthly meeting – –

 

John Lapham and Judah Smith make report that they have

 

Drawn up John Tuckers sertifycate as apoynted – –

 

Eliezar Slocum John Lapham and Judah Smith was appoynted

 

to attend the quortorly meeting next – –

 

the freinds that was formerly appoynted to v[i]ew the month

 

ly meeting minits – –

 

was Called upon and they give In their answer that they have

 

Don It and ordered them to be Recorded – –

 

this meeting doth appoynt Timothey Davis to assist Savrey Cleffton [Savory Clifton]

 

In the Service of visiting – –

 

William Soul [Soule] is appoynted to procur a pot to make fire[?] In and

 

Cols [coals?] to burn In it – –

 

Judah Smith Eliezar Slocum and John Lapham was appoyn=

 

ted to draw up an account to send to the quortorly meeting – –

 

this meeting is adjourned untell our youths meeting which will

 

be the sixt day of the Eight month next – – – – –

 
 

the meeting being meet according to adjournment the sixt

 

of the Eight month 1710 – –

 

the visitors give this meeting an account that they have not

 

made so Jeneral a viset as they ought to have done: yet by what

 

hath ben don we understand that things are prety well

 

amongst friends – –

 

william Soul is appoynted to wright to freinds at Rochester

 

to stur [stir?] them up in deliqancy[?] and let them kne know that the month

 

ly meeting takes notic[e] of their neglect – – – – –

 
 

at a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting house In

 

Dartmouth the 16th day of the Eight month 1710 – –

 

their was Colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – 0£-06s-06d

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting Called william wood and Benjamin

 

Howland apeared

 

Rochester weekly meeting Called and not appeared – –

 

the freind that was appoynted to read the paper Concarning John

 

fish makes report to this meeting that he hath don It according

 

to order – –

 

and the freinds appoynte to atend the quortorly meeting make report

 

that they have atended the said meeting as ordered – –

 

the friends Appoynted to draw an account to the quortorly meeting

 

have don It as ordered by the last monthly meeting – –

 

william Soul [Soule] maks report to this meeting that he hath provided a

 

pot and coals according to order – –

 

and william Soul hath written to freinds at rochester as ordered

 

and whereas the quortorly meeting of ministers[?] have returned

 

Nathanel Howland to this monthly meeting to deal with him as In the

 

wisdom of truth they may think fit – –

 

Consarning his appearing In publick mee[t]ings of worship In prayer

 

and testamony to the burden of friends – –

 

this meeting refers It to the Cos? weighty Considration of freinds untell

 

the next monthly meeting – –

 

Eliezar Slocum and Benjamin Howland is appoynted to Spake with

 

the said nathanel and let him know the mind of the quortorly meeting – –

 

and make return to the next monthy meeing – –

 

and the Epestle from the quortorly meeting In the fift month was re[a]d

 

and Excepted at this meeting – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting house In Dartmouth

 

the twenteth of the 9th month – – 1710 – – their was Colected 0£-10s-05d

 

Dartmouth weekly mee[t]ing Called Benjamin Howland and Wi

 

william Soul appeared – –

 

Rochester weekly meeting Called timothey Davise [Timothy Davis] appeared – –

 

this meeting orders Benjamin Howland to pay: william Soul Seventeen

 

Shillings and three pence for the pot and a Coals which he provided

 

for the Service of the meeting – –

 

and the matter Consarning Nathanel Howlands baring a publick

 

testimony amongst freinds is refered to the Consideration of the

 

next monthly meeting – –

 

and the freinds on the other side of Coxet river desiers that they

 

may have their meetings upon the first day of the week as formerly

 

which is granted – –

 

Joseph wing sone of John wing of Rochester desiered a Certificate

 

from this meeting Consarning his Clearness as to marrige – –

 

william Soul and Savrey Clefton [Clifton] was Chosen to Inspect In to ther

 

Clearness and bring In their answer to the next monthly meeting – –

 

and the Epestle from the last quortorly meeting was read and Excepted – – – – –

 
 

at a monthly meeting held at our meeting house In Dartmouth the

 

the 18 the 18th day of the 10th month 1710 – – their was Colected 0£-10s-10d

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting mee Called Judah Smith and william

 

Wood appeared – –

 

Rochester weekly meeting Called John Summers Jr[?] appeared – –

 

the matter of deferance [difference] with Nathanel Howland Consarning his

 

Apearing In publick testimony amongst freinds In their publick meetings – –

 

Is refered to the next quortorly meeting for business – – and Benjamin: Howland

 

hath paid william Soul [Soule] according to appoyntment of the last

 

monthly meeting – –

 

the freinds that was appoynted the last monthly meeting to In

 

spect Into the Clearness of Joseph wing with respect to marrig – –

 

and give their answer that they have made Inquirey and find no=

 

thing that may hender his proseding In marrig – –

 

and the visitors of Dartmouth weekly meeting is Called upon to give

 

their account how things are In freinds famileys: and they give

 

this meeting an account that Thomas waight [Wait] is about to take a

 

wife out of the order of freinds – –

 

John Tucker and Judah Smith is appoynted to Spake with him

 

Consarning that matter and bring their answer to the next monthly meeting

 

Benjamin Howland is ordered to pay mathew Allin [Allen] twelve Shillings

 

for the Use of his mare to the Eastward – –

 

the Visitors give their account that they have preformed a general visit

 

so far as they well can and their visits was kindly Excepted

 

but they find things not so weelle [well?] as they Could wish – –

 

Judah Smith and william Soul is appoynted to draw up an

 

Account to the quortorly meeting next – –

 

william Soul Benjamin Howland and Judah Smith is

 

appoynted to attend the quortorly meeting next – – – – –

 
 

In at a monthly meeting of freinds held at our me[e]ting house In

 

Dartmouth the 15th day of the 11th month 1710 – – their was Colected 0£-11s-08d

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting Called Judah Smith and william wood

 

appeared – – Rochester weekly meeting called not apeared – –

 

Judah Smith and John tucker gives this account that they have

 

Spoken with thomas weight [Wait] as appoynted the last monthly

 

meeting Consarning his going to take a wife out of the good ~

 

order of truth and hath laboured muuch with him in love to Shew him

 

the Il [ill] Concequance that might follow: but he did not Seeme to

 

take up with their advice – –

 

their for the matter is refered untel furder ocasion – –

 

william Soul and Judah Smith have drawn up an account to

 

the quortorly meeting [blot] william Soul Benjamin Howland and Judah

 

Smith make: report that they have atended the quortorly meeting as ordered

 
 

At a monthly meeting of freinds held at our meeting house In Dartmouth

 

the 19th day of the 12th month 1710 – – their was Colected 0£-07s-10d

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting Called william Soul and william wood appeared

 

Rochester weekly meeting called and none appeared – –

 

this meeting is Informed thomas weight [Wait] hath accomplished his marrige

 

out of the good order Established amongst us: where upon this meeting is

 

Consarned to give out a publick testimony against his proseding – –

 

and orders John tucker to Read the same on a first day before the

 

next monthly meeting: which is as foloweth – –

 

whereas thomas wait of Dartmouth In the County of Bristol In the

 

province of the Masechusets Bay Ind new England did for some time past

 

Com to our monthly meeting and Did Desiar to be In unity with freinds

 

and to be married amongst freinds In the good order Estabelished amongst

 

us. where upon freinds Couceld [counseled?] him under the[blot] Care and admonition

 

of the Church: but he declining from that which he Semed to have a

 

desier after: and went about to take a wife out of the good order of freinds

 

whereupon friends laboured with him to perswade him to the Contrary

 

and to Show him the Ill consequence that might follow – –

 

but he refused to take the advice of freinds: and went on to the acomplish

 

ing; the Same Contrarey to the good order Estableshed amongst us – –

 

theirfore this meeting is Consarned to give forth a publick testimony ~

 

against the abovesaid thomas Wait and do disowne him to be one In

 

Sosiety withe us – –

 

given forth at our monthly meeting the 19th day of the 12th month 1710

 

Signed In behalf of Said meeting by

 

John Tucker

william wood

Stephen Willlcock [Wilcox]

 

Eliezar Slocum

John Lapham

nathanel Howland

 

Judah Smith

Benjamin Howland

nicholas Howland

 

Increas Allin [Allen]

James Burrill [Burrel]

Henrey Tucker

 

william Soul [Soule]

Abraham Tucker

william wood Junr

 

(1711)

at a monthly meeting of freinds helde at our meeting house In

 

Dartmouth the 26th day of the first month 1711 – – their was Colected 0£-08s-0d

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting Called william Soule and Benjamin Howland

 

app[e]ared – – Rochester weekly meeting Called non appeared – –

 

John tucker gives this meeting an [a]ccount that he hath Read

 

thomas waits Condemnation as appoynted – –

 

william wood and John Lapham is appoynted to attend the quor=

 

torly meeting next – –

 

Judah Smith and Benjamin Howland is appoynted to draw up an

 

account to the quortorly meeting – – the visitors Called to give an acount

 

how they find things In freinds famelys as to the afairs of truth – –

 

and their answer is that they find things prety well amongst freinds

 

Judah Smith is appoynted to make up the monthly meetings account

 

with Benjamin Howland and bring the account to the next ~

 

monthly meeting – – – – –

 
 

at a monthly meeting: of friends held at our meeting house In Dartmouth the 6th of

 

the second month 1711 – – their was Colected for the use of friends 0£-09s-08d

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting Called Judah Smith and william Soul [Soule] appeared

 

Rochester weekly meeting Called and none appeared – –

 

william wood and John Lapham has attended the quortorly meeting

 

Judah Smith and Benjamin Howland hath drawn up an account to

 

the quortorly meeting as appoynted – –

 

Judah Smith has made up the monthly meetings account with

 

Benjamin Howland and their remains In the Stock 05£-02s-05d

 

and this meeting agrees that the orders Estabeleshed amongst freinds

 

Shall be Read at our monthly meeting once a quortor or oftenor – –

 

this meeting maks Choyce of John tucker Stephen Willcock [Wilcox] and

 

Elizer [Eliezer] Slocum to go to visit rochestor preparitive meeting and

 

to know the re[a]son why they have neglected to attend the monthly

 

Meeting: and bring In their answer to the next monthly meeting – –

 

the Epestle from the last quortorly meeting was Read and weell

 

Excepted – – Benjamin Howland and william wood is appoynted

 

to asist the women freinds In makeing Inquirey Consarning abigal allins [Abigail Allens]

 

allowing or incoreging [encouraging] the Creuel [cruel] and unmercyfull Beating or whi[p]ping

 

of her negro mansarvant – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held In Dartmouth the twenty first day

 

of the third month 1711 – – their was Colected –  –  –  –  –  –  – 0£-09s-03d

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting Called Judah Smith and william wood

 

Appeared – – Rochester weekly meeting Called Elisha wing appeared – –

 

It is agreed that the first day meetings at Coxset shall be for this

 

Somer [summer]: the first first day in Every month – –

 

Some Deferance [difference] presented to this meeting between Charls [Charles] Dyer

 

and John Lapham and Nicholas Lapham – –

 

Abraham tucker Judah Smith william Soul[e] Benjamin Howland

 

and william wood were Chosen: to hear and determan the Said

 

Deference – –

 

Stephen Willcock [Wilcox] and John tucker maks report that they have

 

visited Rochester weekly meeting as appoynted: and they find things

 

not well amongst them: and that was the reson [reason] that they have – –

 

neglacted the monthly meeting – –

 

the deferance consarning Charls [Charles] Dyer and John and Nicholas

 

lapham is refered to the next monthly meeting for an: answer – –

 

Judah Smith Benjamin Howland and John tucker is appoynted

 

to draw up Abigal Allins [Abigail Allens] Condemnation – –

 

rochestor meeting gives an account that things are not so well a

 

mongst them as they should be: yet they think it best to labour

 

furdor [further] to get them amended – –

 

and the meeting adjourns untill the nex fourth day com week

 
 

the meeting being meet accordinging to the adjournment the 30th of the 3 moth 1711 – –

 

hath given forth a paper of Abigal Allins Condemnation and

 

orders John tucker to read It or Cause It to be Read In publick on: a

 

first day before the next monthyly meeting – – as foloweth – –

 

where as Abigall Allin [Abigail Allen] the wife of Ebenezar Allen of the

 

towne of Dartmouth In the County of Bristol In new England

 

having for many years freequented the meetings of us the

 

people Called Quakers and was Joyned In Sosieaty with us

 

But fore want of keeping In treue Salection[?] to that prenciple

 

Shee made profesion of: to wit the Spirit of truth In her own

 

heart which Sperit will lead all them [who?] obedient unto It

 

out of Everey thing that is Contrary against[?] the[?] natur of It and is In

 

Consist[e]nt with[?]; Shee hath ben given over to hardness of

 

heart to Such a degree that she hath ben not only consenting

 

but Incoraging the Creuell and unmercyfull whip[p]ing or

 

beating of her negro mansarvant he being strip[p]ed naked and

 

hanged up by the hands In his masters house and thir [beat..]

 

beating or whiping of him so unmercyfully that it is to be feard

 

that it was in some measur[e] the oc[c]asion of his death that

 

followed Soon after: [the?] [which?] wee do account is not only

 

unChrist[i]an but unheuman [inhuman] for which Cause we find our

 

selves Consarned to testefy to the world that wee do ut[e]rly ~

 

desowne all Such actions and all who are found In them

 

and perticurly the person above named – –

 

and as it is our Christ[i]an duty to pray for all people wee do

 

hartyly Desire allmighty god to open her Spirit understanding

 

if it be his will to give her to See her outgoings that Shee

 

may find a place of true repentance before the time of her viset=

 

tatsion [visitation?] be over – –

 

given by our men and womens monthly meeting held by

 

adjournment the 30th day of the third month 1711 – –

 

Signed In behaff of Said meeting by

 

Ruhamah Smith

Judah[?] Howland

Judah Smith

 

Sarah [J?] allin [Akin?]

[…an?] Earle

Increase Allin

 

marey lapham

marey Smith

Eliezar Smith

 

Rachell Allin [Allen]

Ruth Smith

william wood

 

Hannah tucker

Ruth tucker

Deliverance Smith

 

Hannah Soul [Soule]

John tucker

Eliezar Slocum

 

Benjamin howland

william Soul

Stephen Willcock

 
 

At a monthly meeting of feinds [friends] held at our meeting In Dartmouth

 

the Eighteenth of the fourth month 1711 – – their was colected – – £0 –06s–02d

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting Called Judah Smith and william Soul appeared

 

Rochester weekly meeting Called and not appeared – –

 

the paper of Abigall Allins [Abigail Allens] Condemnation was Read according

 

to order –– the Deferance [Difference] between John Lapham nicholas lap

 

ham and Charl[e]s Dyer is Ended – –

 

William Soul Abraham tucker and william wood are Chosen

 

to attend the Quortorly meeting next – –

 

william wood is appoynded [appointed] to get a lock for the meeting house

 

door and to be paid out of the Stock – –

 

and the meeting : adjourns untel the first Sixt[h] day in the fift month

 

the meeting being meet according to adjournment the Sixt[h] day

 

of the fift[h] month 1711 – –

 

Benjamin Howland is ordered to pay william wood Eighte[e]n pence

 

for the lock for the meeting house door – –

 

the visitors gives this meeting an account that they have not

 

visited the familyes of freinds this last Quortor – –

 

Judah Smith and John tucker are appoynted to draw up an

 

account to the Quortorly meeting next – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of freinds held at our meeting house In – –

 

Dartmouth the 17th day of the fift[h] month 1711 – – their was Colected – £0 –09s –3d

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting called Eli[e]zar Slocum and william Soul

 

appeared – – Rochester weeckly meeting Called Elisha Wing appeared – –

 

William wood and William Soul giv[e]s an acount that they

 

have attended the quortorly meeting as ordered – –

 

Judah Smith and John tucker have drawn up an acount to the

 

Quortorly meeting as appoynted – –

 

their hath ben three yearly meeting Epestles read In this meeting

 

for to stur up freinds to faithfullness In keeping up truths ~~~~

 

testimony : against wars and larning [learning] to ware [war] or paying for aney suck

 

such thing – –

 

thise meeting doth advise the visitors that they be deligant [diligent] in

 

visiting the famileys of freinds and advise them that they be

 

Carefull to bare a faithfull testimony against wars and larning [learning]

 

of war and against paying of money for aney Such thing – –

 

and the matter Consarning John mendol [Mendall] is refered to the next

 

monthly meeting – –

 

the Quortorly meeting Epestle was Read and was caindly [kindly] Excepted

 

and do agree with their proposials Consarning Sending to England

 

for some of George Fox his primers for Children to larne to

 

read In: and the money to be taken out of our Colection and Sent

 

to the Quortorly meeting20 – – – – –

 
 

at a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting house In

 

Dartmouth the 20th of the 6th month 1711 – – their was Colected – – £0-05s-08d

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting Called Judah Smith and – –

 

william wood appeared – – Rochester weekly meeting

 

Called timothey Davis appeared – –

 

the mattar Conserning John Mendol is refered to the next

 

monthly meeting – –

 

the freinds chosen by the last preparitive meeting of Dartmouth

 

to go to Increas[e] Allins [Allens] daughtor Susana to know whether the

 

report be true of her being with Child – –

 

the freinds appoynted make report they have ben with her

 

and shee acknowledges that shee is with Child and tak[e]s all

 

the blame and shame to her self an Clears her parents – –

 

this meeting finding an nesesety to Draw up a Condemnation

 

against her for it wich which being Read and signed here

 

is ordered to be read publickly on a first day at this meeting

 

house by william soul and make return to the next -

 

monthly meeting:

 

which condemnation is as foloweth – –

 

to all people to whom this may come for the clearing of the

 

truth

 

where as Susanah allin [Allen] daughter of Increas Allin [Allen] of Dartmouth

 

not with standing she was educated amongst freinds yet

 

not herkning [harkening] to ye Spirit of God in her one [own?] heart nor

 

advice of her parents and friends but giving way to ye

 

enemy and her one [own?] lusts: is with Child as her selfe

 

acknowledgeth

 

these may signifie we have no unity therewith:

 

but Do utterly abhor & testify against all such

 

ungodly actions & the Spirit that Leads there unto

 

& disown her for ye same but desire ye Lord may

 

Give her a Sence of ye Evil of her doings &

 

hearty Sorrow & repentance & forgiveness for ye

 

same:

 

from our monthly men and womens meeting

 

held at Dartmouth ye 20th of the 6th month 1711

 

Stephen Wilcock

Hannah Tucker

 

Peleg Slocumb

Sarah Allen

 

Benjamin Howland

Ruhema Smith

 

Joseph Russell

Hassadiah Russell

 

John Russell

Rachel Allen

 

William Wood ju

Mary Slocumb

 

Adam Mott

Hannah Cadman

 

Increas[e] Allen

Susanna Wilcock [Wilcox]

 

Nathaniell Howland

Mary Smith

 

William Wood

Eliezabeth Russell

 

Eliezer Slocumb

Ruth Tucker

 

Judah Smith

Mary Lapham

 

William Soule

Mary Layton

 

Josiah Merehew

Hope Merehew [Merihew]

 

Abram Tucker

Sarah Landers

 

John Lapham

Phebe Tucker

 
 

And John Tucker & Eliezer Slocumb [Slocum] is appoin

 

ted to procure a friend to keep the meeting house

 

for ye ensuing year – –

 

and this meeting Desires all friends yt [that] was empres [impressed]

 

sed this present year may bring in a true account

 

to the next monthly meeting how they have born up

 

Truths testimony in yt Case – –

 

This meeting being informed that some friends

 

or their children or boath have given money to

 

Encourage people to go to war or to excuse them

 

selves or children from being empressed to go to war

 

— The visiters are Desired to make diligent

 

Enquiry therein and deal wth all such & make Re

 

port thereof to our next monthly Meeting – – – – –

 
 

at a monthly meeting of friends held at our

 

Meeting House in Dartmouth ye 17th of the 7th

 

Month 1711 – –

 

There was ^collected for ye use of friends £00 – 4s= 10d

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting Called Judah Smith &

 

William Wood appeared – – Rochester weekly meeting

 

Called none appeared – –

 

& Susanna Allen her Condemnation was read

 

one a first Day as Ordered – –

 

Judah Smith & Josiah Merehew [Merihew] hath given

 

in their accounts Concerning their being empres

 

sed to ye sattisfaction of this Meeting – –

 

& some other friends yt were empressed not

 

being here – therefore it is refered until ye next

 

Monthly meeting for them to Give in their accounts – –

 

Judah Smith Stephen Willcock [Wilcox]

 

& John Tucker – – is appointed to Draw up

 

something to Clear ye truth from ye skandal yt may

 

be Cast upon it by reason of some friends Children

 

Running together & wres[t]ling on a furst Day – –

 

And this meeting is adjourned until ye first 6 day

 

of ye 8th month – – – – –

 
 

This meeting being meet according to Adjournment

 

ye 4th of ye 8th MO – – 1711 – –

 

The 3 friends yt was Chose to Draw up a Testimo

 

ny against friends Childrens going together &

 

wres[t]ling on first Dayes is not yet Done but it is

 

Desired yt it may be done against the next

 

Monthly meeting in order yt it may be Signed – –

 

& ye visiters being Called upon to give in their accounts

 

of their visiting of friends famlyes & how they

 

find things amongst ym [them] & they report yt they find ym

 

Loving took their vissits kindly & whare they

 

saw anything out of order they speak to it & it

 

was also well taken & promised to endeaver yt it

 

may be amended & some things not well but

 

Hope Care will be taken about it – –

 

William Wood & Joh[n] Tucker is appointed to

 

attend ye quarterly Meeting next – –

 

Judah Smith & John Tucker are appointed to

 

Draw up an account Shewing ye quarterly

 

meeting how things are amongst us – –

 

William Wood is appointed to Take ye Care of ye

 

50 Shillings yt was agreed on at ye last quarterly

 

Meeting for us to send for Books & deliver it

 

to ye quarterly Meeting – –

 

John Tucker & Deliverance Smith are

 

appointed to Speak wth Daniel Shepherd

 

& to give him to understand ye order of friends

 

& what he must expect if he Come in unity

 

wth us & be a member of this meeting – – – – –

 
 

Att a monthly meeting of friends held at

 

our meeting house in Dartmouth ye 14th of ye

 

8th month 1711 – – There was Collected £00 = 06s = 09d

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting Called William Wood

 

& Judah Smith appeared – –

 

Rochester Weekly meeting Called Not appeared – –

 

& ye friends yt was Chose ye Last Monthly meeting

 

to Draw up a Judgment against friends Children

 

& servants going to wres[t]ling is Done & is

 

as followeth – –

 

And John Tucker is appointed to read the

 

same on a furst day at the end of ye meeting

 

of worship – –

 

Whereas Wee have been Informed yt several

 

friends Children with other have been together

 

on a first Day of ye Week a wrestling wch hath

 

brought Trouble and reproach upon us & ye

 

Truth wch we profess – –

 

& now for ye Clearing of our Inocency [innocence]; we Declare

 

Against all Lewedness & vanity in such especially

 

as are under our Care whom we do not allow to

 

Run together on ye first Dayes of ye Week

 

nor any other times to be found in wrestling

 

& what evils else of ye Like Tendancy to draw

 

out ye Mind Contrary to Godlyness and further

 

for ye Preventing of ye above vanityes & evils we

 

Caution advise & warn all parents of Children

 

Masters & Mistresses of famlyes yt are in So

 

ciety with us ye People Called Quakers first to

 

use Their Authority in wisdom & Truth wth their

 

Children & servants & if they can not Reclaim

 

ym then we as a Society of Church being sesonably made

 

acquainted there with Shall by Gods assistance

 

use our utmost endeavers to Reclaim them

 

Which if we cannot Do then shall not only testify

 

against such practises but also against ye Person

 

or pearsons so offending and declare publickly yt they

 

are not of us – –

 

Signed by order – & in behalf of our Monthly

 

meeting held at our meeting House the 15th

 

of the 8th month 1711

 

by John Tucker

 

Nathaniell Howland

Thomas Taber jun

 
 

William Wood

John Lapham

 
 

Increas[e] Allen

Josiah Merrehew [Merihew]

 
 

Peleg Slocumb [Slocum]

Stephen Willcock [Wilcox]

 
 

Benjamin Howland

Judah Smith

 
 

Eliezer Slocumb

Jabez Barker

 
 

James Burrill [Burrel]

Charles Dyre [Dyer]

 
 

William Soule

Nicholas Lapham

 
 

John Tucker and Judah Smith hath given ye quarter

 

ly meeting an account how things are amongst us

 

as appointed – –

 

John Tucker & William Wood Report that they

 

have attended ye quarterly meeting as appointed – –

 

and William Wood hath delivered ye money to the

 

Quarterly meeting as appointed- ye Matter Concerning

 

Daniell Shepherd is refered to the next monthly meeting

 
 

at a Monthly Meeting of friends held at

 

our Meeting ho[u]se in Dartmouth ye 19th Day of ye

 

9th Mo 1711 – – There was Collected £00 – – 09s = 06d

 

Dartmouth weekly Meeting Called William

 

Wood appeared – – Rochester Weekly

 

meeting Called Not appeared – –

 

Nicolas Lapham hath given in his account how

 

he Came clear of his being empressed [impressed] to this

 

meetings Content & John Tucker Juner also

 

hath given in his account to Content

 

And is as followeth

 

I being Empressed this Last Summor 1711 in an

 

expeditian to go to Canada to war wch I refused

 

for Concience sake for I beleive yt I ought not

 

To take up ye Carnal sword against any peo Nation

 

or people & some time after I was had to James

 

Sissons before Colenal [Colonel] Church & there was

 

an Order writ & read to mee wherein I was

 

Commanded to go to Rocksbury [Roxbury] & Commit my selfe

 

to Colenall [Colonel] William Dudley wch I Could not find

 

freedom To do neighther: & after that I was

 

Warned go to the Castle Island Lying near

 

To Boston to take up armes wch I refused also

 

and one [on?] ye 16th Day of ye 6th Month Leightenant [Lieutenant]

 

John Akin came to my house wth severall with

 

him & for aid & Sd akin Took Mee by force

 

& Dragged mee out of my House & then

 

Commanded his aid [aide] to assist him wch they Did &

 

Took mee and set mee on Horce Back [horseback] & held

 

Mee on & Carried mee to Timothy Maxfields

 

& then committed mee to the Custidy of John

 

Briggs Insign [Ensign] who carried mee ye next Day

 

To Bridg[e]water & ye next Day to the Castle wch was

 

the Last Day of ye week being near night I was had

 

Before ye Captain of ye Castle & he asked mee

 

Whither I would take up armes I told him

 

That I should not take up ye Carnal weapon

 

John Commanded the officer to take Care of mee

 

til Second Day and then I was brought before

 

ye Captain of ye Castle again the 2d Day morning & he

 

asked Me whither I would work there I told him

 

no for wch I was put into a Close place Called ye

 

Hole or Dungeon & there to be kept without

 

Victuals or Drink but was Let out again the same

 

Day near sun set & there was still kept at ye Castle

 

& often urged to work but could not although told

 

that If I would work yt [that] I Should be released in a little

 

time but If not I might be put aboard some man

 

of war but I Could not med[d]le w & at ye end of 4

 

Weeks & 2 dayes I was released & brought of [off?] & set

 

at Liberty without paying or giving any Money

     

Nicholas Lapham

 

Here follows a Coppy of John Tucker Juners paper which

 

he gave in also at ye said monthly meeting – –

 

I being empressed [impressed] ye Last sum[m]er in an expeditian to

 

Canada to War but I was Counted to [too] young by Colenal [Colonel]

 

Church & so not put upon that expeditian

 

but afterwards one [on?] a first Day of ye Week after

 

Meeting Leightenant [Lieutenant] Akin having an order from

 

Colenal [Colonel] Benjamin Church to Carry ye men that said

 

Akin had empressed to go to the castle Whereupon said

 

John Akin Commanded mee to go but I refused to go

 

with him then he Commanded Thomas Briggs &

 

Jonathan Talman [Tallman] to Lay hold on me but they Did

 

not but Let me alone till the sixt[h] day following

 

wch was ye 16th Day of ye 6th month 1711 · · ·

 

& then John Briggs & Thomas Cornil [Cornell] son of

 

Stephen Cornil came to my father[s] House in the

 

Morning & took me by force & set me on

 

Horce back & carried mee to Bridg[e]water that

 

day & ye next Day to ye Castle [Castle Island] which was ye Last

 

Day of the Week being near night I was Had

 

before the Captain of ye Castle & he asked mee

 

Whither I would take up armes & I told him

 

No so he Commanded the officer to take Care

 

of mee till Second Day & then I was brought

 

before ye Captain of ye Castle again the Second Day

 

Morning & he asked Mee Whither I would

 

Work there I Told him I would Consider of it

 

& he said I must not stand there to Consider

 

of it but must go to work or go into ye Hole

 

& consider of it there & I went to work

 

about halfe an Hour & then & I went up to him

 

and told him that I Could work no More there

 

and he Said I Should go into ye hole and there

 

Lye while I would work but ye officers Came to

 

Mee the next Day & asked mee Whither I would

 

Work & I said no and they said yt I must

 

Go into the hole but they Did not put mee in

 

but threat[e]ned to put mee in or Carry mee

 

aboard some Man of war but I Could not

 

Med[d]le & at the end of 4 weeks & 2 Dayes

 

I was Released & brought off & set at Liber

 

ty without giving of any money – –

     

John Tucker juner

 

John Tucker & Judah Smith are appointed

 

to Speak with Daniell Shepherd juner

 

& give in their accou[n]t to ye next monthly

 

meeting

 

This meeting orders yt Benjamin Howland

 

Should pay Joshua Easton 8 Shillings & 7d

 

for ye Mending a glass at ye Meeting House

 

& the friends that was to see that thee

 

Meeting House seats were finnished are

 

Desired to speak with the Carpenter & see

 

Whither he will finnish ym [them] in any reasonable

 

Time & make return to ye next Monthly

 

Meeting – –

 

And Coxet friends Desires that they may

 

have their first Dayes meeting for the winter

 

Season as us[u]al which is granted – – – – –

 
 

A[t] a Monthly Meeting of friends held at

 

our Meeting house in Dartmouth the

 

17th Day of the 10th Month 1711

 

There was Collected 9 Shillings & seaven [seven] pence

 

Dartmouth Weekly Meeting Called

 

William Wood appeared – Rochester Weekly

 

Meeting Called none appeared – –

 

John Tucker & Judah Smith [Is?] still

 

Continued to speak with Daniell Shepherd

 

– – Benjamin Howland hath paid 8 Shillings

 

& seaven pence as ordered ye Last Monthly

 

Meeting – –

 

ye friends yt was to Speak with ye Carpenter

 

Reports that he will finnish ye seates

 

this Winter – –

 

Eliezer Slocumb A paper being presen

 

ted to this meeting from Abigall [Abigail] Allen

 

Wherein Shee signifies that Shee Desires to

 

Come into unity with friends & ye sence of

 

this meeting is that shee should wait

 

till friends have a sence that shee is fitt

 

to be excepted [accepted] – –

 

and Eliezer Slocumb [Slocum] and William Soule

 

are appointed to give Her the mind of ye

 

meeting – – Stephen Willcock [Wilcox] &

 

John Tucker are appointed to attend

 

the quarte[r]ly meeting next – –

 

& ye visiters are called to give in ye account

 

how they find things among friends

 

And thire account is as followeth

 

that they have not but that things are pretty

 

well among friends but they have not

 

been out to visit friends famlyes this Last

 

quarter – –

 

John Tucker & Abram [Abraham?] Tucker are appoin

 

ted to Draw an accoount to ye Quarterly

 

Meeting – –

 
 

att a monthly meeting Of friends held at

 

our Meeting ho[u]se in Dartmouth ye 29th Day of

 

the 11th Month 1711 – –

 

There was Collected 9 Shilling & 2d

 

Dartmouth Weekly meeting Called

 

William Wood Judah Smith appeared

 

Rochester Weekly meeting Called not

 

appeared — John Tucker hath Spoken with

 

Daniell Shepherd Juner as appointed

 

& he Desires to sit in the monthly meeting

 

of business Wch is granted He observing ye

 

order there established – –

 

Abigall Allen hath had ye mind of ye Last

 

Monthly meeting & Shee saith that Shee

 

is Willing to give what sattisfaction thee

 

Meeting Desireth & it is ye mind of this

 

meeting that Shee Condemn those things

 

in perticuler for Which Shee was Denied

 

in writing to be exposed as far as friends

 

Thinke fitt and then wait till by her good fruits

 

Shee Manifests to ye Meeting that She has

 

Really Come in by amendment of Life – –

 

Eliezer Slocumb [Slocum] & John Tucker is to let her

 

have a coppy of this Minnit – –

 

William Wood is ad[d]ed to the other two friends to

 

Have the over sig[h]t of our monthly meetings

 

for business that none sitt in them but Such as

 

are allowed – –

 

the epistle from the Last quarterly meeting

 

was read and kindly accepted – – – – –

 
 

Att a monthly meeting of friends held att

 

our Meeting House in Dartmouth

 

the 18th Day of ye 12th month 1711/12 – –

 

there was Collected 4s- Dartmouth Weekly

 

Meeting Called Judah Smith John Lapham

 

appeared — Rochester Weekly Meeting Called

 

None appeared – –

 

Eliezer Slocumb & William Wood gives this

 

meeting John Tucker Eliezer Slocumb

 

hath Spoken with Abigall [Abigail] Allen & given her

 

the mind of ye Meeting and With a Coppy of

 

yE Minnit as appointed – –

 

a Small book of James Burrills [Burrels] Late of

 

Dartmouth deceased was presented to This

 

Meeting for ye Approbation of ye Meeting for

 

the printing ye same21 – –

 

William Soule & Benjamin Howland

 

& John Tucker & Deliverance Smith are

 

appointed to peruse the same & make return

 

to the next Monthly meeting – –

 

Abram Tucker and John Tucker are appointed to let

 

Rochester Preparitive Meeting know that ye

 

Monthly Meeting hath had no ne no account

 

from them this severall Monthly meetings

 

& to write to ye visiters there that they perform

 

A generall vissitt against ye next preparitive Meeting – – – – –

 

(1712)

Att a monthly meetin[g] of friends held at our

 

meeting house in Dartmouth the 17th Day of the

 

first month 1712 – –

 

Collected & received for Book[s?] £00[?] =15[s?] = 00d

 

Dartmouth Weekly meeting Called Judah Smith

 

& William Wood appeared Rochester Weekly

 

Meeting Called Elisha Wing appeared – –

 

& ye friends that were chosen to peruse the

 

Book that was presented to ye Last monthly meet

 

ing in writing reports that they find nothing

 

but that it may be printed And this Meeting

 

Recommends ye Sd Book to the quarterly Meet

 

ing for their perusal and Concurance therein – –

 

Abram Tucker & John Tucker make report that they

 

have Writ to Rochester proparetive Meet

 

ing and to ye visiters as appointed ye buisieness [business]

 

of Dartmouth meeting Called ye

 

The friends that was appointed to see the

 

addition of ye meeting house aCompleated Saith

 

that it is done e and their is Due to ym [them] four

 

teen pence & this meeting orders Benjamin

 

Howland to pay it out of the Stock – –

 

A paper was signed at this meeting concerning

 

Deborah Smiths proceeding in marriage Contrary

 

to the order of friends and is as followeth – – – – –

 

[bottom quarter of page is blank as well as top half of the next]

 
 

John Tucker is appointed to read ye same on a

 

first Day at ye Latter end of the meeting before

 

the next monthly meeting – –

 

From Rochester no buisieness – –

 

The visitter Called to give in the account of their

 

visiting Rochester gives an account yt [that] things

 

are pretty well and encouraging – –

 

Dartmouth vissiters gives their account that

 

things in the generall are pretty well some perticu

 

lers not so well as we desire – –

 

And this meeting is adjourned till the 4th day of the

 

2d— month next – –

 

This meeting being meet according to adjournment

 

The 4th Day of the 2d month – 1712 – –

 

Benjamin Howland Eliezer Slocumb [Slocum] & William

 

Wood are appointed to attend the quarterly meeting – –

 

Judah Smith & John Tucker are appointed to Draw

 

up an account to the Quarterly meeting next

 

Shewing how things are amongst us – –

 

Deliverance Smith is appointed to make

 

up the monthly meeting account with Benjamin

 

Howland and make return to the next Monthly

 

Meeting – – – – –

 
 

At a Monthly mee[t]ing held at our meeting house in Dartmouth

 

the 21fst of the second month 1712 – – their was Colected – £0-11s-0d

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting Called Judah Smith and (and one and four pen[ce?] for Book[?])

 

William Wood ap[p]eared – –

 

Rochester weekly meeting Called and non[e] appeared – –

 

Judah Smith and John tucker have drawn up the account

 

to the quortorly meeting as appoynted – –

 

Benjamin Howland William Wood and Eliezar Slocumb

 

have attended the quortorly meeting as appoynted – –

 

John tucker reports that he hath Read Deborah Smiths ~

 

that is now Debroah Allins [Allens] Condemnation as appoynted – –

 

Deliveranc[e] Smith is s[t]ill Continued to make up [to?] The monthly =

 

meetings account witht Benjamin Howland – –

 

the buseness of Dartmouth weekly meeting Called – –

 

Abraham tucker and John tucker are appoynted to

 

take [care?] that the widow Sarah Allins [Allens] sone [son] doth not

 

Sell the Inheretance that shee is to have her liveing out of

 

with out good provision for her lively hood ~~

 

During her life – –

 

this meeting agrees to bu[i]ld a stabel [stable] twenty foot

 

one way and teen [ten?] foot the other way for the Use of

 

traveling friends and Abraham tucker and John =

 

tucker are appoynted to get the work don[e] and ~~

 

finished by the last of the seventh month 1712

 

and they have liberty to Joyn a stable to It for their

 

own Use – – Joseph Russell Jur is to get a pasege [passage] for

 

John Oxley to go to nantucket and the meeting is to

 

pay the charge – –

 

the quortorly mee[t]ing Epistle was read and kindly Excepted

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting house

 

In Dartmou[t]h the 19th day of the third month 1712 – –

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting Called william wood and ~~

 

Judah Smith appeared – –

 

rochester weekly meeting Called Savery Clefton [Savory Clifton?] appeared ––

 

their was Col[l]ected for the Use of friends –  –  –  –  –  – £0–05s–03d

 

Deliverance Smith hath made up the meetings accounts

 

with Benjamin Howland as apoynted and their remains

 

In the stock –  –  –  –  –  –  – £07–08s–03d

 

John tucker and Abraham tucker according to the order of the

 

Last monthly meeting makes Report that they have taken sefisiant

 

Care for a Sutable mantainence for the widow Sarah Aallin [Allen]

 

Josep[h] Russell Jur makes report that the meeting has no thing

 

to pay for John Oxleys paseg [passage] to nantucket – –

 

the friends one [on?] the other side Coxset river desir[e]s that they ~~

 

may have a meeting amongst them two first days In a month

 

which is granted for this summer – –

 

and the meeting Is ordered to be at James tripps the first ––

 

first day In Everey month and at William Woods [the?] second

 

first day In Eerey [every] month – –

 

Rochester meeting Called no buseness

 

our next monthly meeting is adjourned untel the fo[u]rth

 

second day In the fo[u]rth month next – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of freinds held at our meeting house

 

In Dartmouth the 23th [sic] day of the 4th month 1712 – –

 

their was Col[l]ected for the use of freinds –  –  –  –  – £0–09s-00d

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting Called Judah Smith and william

 

Wood appeared – –

 

Rochester weekly meeting Called not appeared – –

 

John tucker hath provided a passeg for freinds to goe to

 

Nantucket as appoynted by the last preparitive meeting ––

 

John tucker and william Wood are appoynted to attend

 

the Quorterly meeting next – –

 

Judah Smith and John tucker are Appoynted to Draw

 

up an ac[c]ount to the Quortorly meeting Shewing ~~

 

how the testemony of truth Is keept up amongst us – –

 

John tucker Judah Smith John Russell Stephen willcock [Wilcox]

 

and Abraham tucker are appoynted to have the over

 

sight of freinds Buring [Burying] ground and to see that It be keept

 

Clear of brush and that freinds burey In order and that none

 

be bur[i]ed their but freinds and Such as freinds Al[l]ow off [of] – –

 

the visitors give their Account that they have not visited

 

the familyes of friends sence the last Quortorly meeting

 

but they Signify that for the time to Come they will be

 

more Deligant [diligent] – – – – –

 
 

At a Monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting house

 

in Dartmouth the twenty first day of the fift[h] month – – 1712

 

their was Col[l]ected for the Use of friends –  –  –  –  – £0– 05s-07d

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting Called Judah Smith and ~~

 

William Wood Ap[p]eared – –

 

Rochester weekly meeting Called and not Ap[p]eared – –

 

and freinds had a paseig [passage] to nantucket and back again

 

with Jonathan Hathaway and he wanted not take ~~

 

aney thing for their passeg – –

 

william wood and John tucker have attended the quortorly

 

meeting as appoynted – –

 

Judah Smith and John tucker have drawn up an account

 

to the Quortorly meeting as Appoynted– –

 

this meeting being Informed that Benjamin Russell hath

 

taken an oath to serve In the place of a Constable – –

 

Contrarey to the Com[m]and of Christ: for which he signe=

 

fyes he is sorey [sorry] — and the Judgment of the meeting is

 

that he should Condemn It be fore the Justice where he

 

toock It

 

Deliverance Smith and Eliezar Slocumb [Slocum] are appoynt

 

ed to see It don[e] and make return to the next – –

 

monthly meeting

 
 

At a monthly meeting of freinds held at our meeting house In – –

 

Dartmouth the 18th day of the 6th month 1712

 

their was Col[l]ected for the Use of freinds –  –  –  –  – £0-05s-05d

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting Called william Wood and ~~

 

Judah Smit[h] Appeared – –

 

Rochestor weekly meeting Called nicholas Davis appeared – –

 

Eliezer Slocumb and Deliverance Smith hath spoken with

 

Benjamine Russell as appoynted – –

 

and he sayes that he Cannot Condemn his taking the oath

 

of a Constable be fore the Justece not yet – –

 

some Deferance presented to this meeting be tween hizekiah [Hezekiah]

 

Smith and his brother Deliverance Smith – –

 

this meeting makes Choyse of thomas taber Junr Elizer ~~

 

Slocumb william Soul[e] nicholas Howland and Henrey =

 

tucker to hear and determin[e] said Deferance and make

 

return to the next monthly meeting – –

 

the quartorly meeting Epestle was read amongst us and

 

was well Excepted– – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting house

 

In Dartmouth the 15th day of the seventh month 1712– –

 

their was Col[l]ected for the use of friends –  –  –  –  –  – £0–05s–06d

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting Called Judah Smith and w William

 

Soul[e] Appeared – –

 

Rochester weekly meeting Called not Appeared – –

 

The friends that were Chose to hear & Ditermin the

 

Differance betwixt Hezekiah Smith and Deliverance

 

Smith hath given their Award: and it is ordered to

 

be Delivered to the parties Concerned – –

 

The visiters gives this meeting an Account that

 

they have visited ye famlyes of friends and in

 

Some famlyes things pretty well and there

 

visits kindly accepted and in some others not well

 

but [?]their visits rejected – –[blot]–

 

and Sarah Allen hath ye Consent of this meeting

 

to remove with her son into the Narraganset

 

Countrey and hath given her a sertificate in order

 

thereto – and its left to the visiters to Labour

 

with John Howland concerning his going to

 

Marry Contrary to the order of truth – –

 

John Lapham & William Wood and John Tucker

 

are appointed to attend the quarterly meeting next – –

 

Judah Smith & John Tucker are appointed to

 

draw up an account to the quarterly meeting – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meet

 

ing house in Dartmouth the 20th of th 8th month

 

1712 — there was Collected –  –  –  –  –  –  – 00-02=10

 

Dartmouth Weekly meeting Called William Wood

 

and John Lapham appeared – –

 

Rochester Weekly meeting Called Elisha Wing

 

appeared — John Tucker William Wood and

 

John Lapham have attended the quarterly meeting

 

as appointed John Tucker and Judah Smith hath

 

Drawn up an account to the quarterly Meeting

 

Charles Dyre Desires a sertefycate from

 

this meeting which is refered to the next

 

Monthly meeting – –

 

The account from Rochester peroparetive

 

Meeting is that Things are pretty well amongst

 

friends — Abram Tucker and John Tucker is

 

Still Continued to get the stable finnished

 

by the next monthly meeting

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our

 

Meeting House in Dartmouth the 17th of ye

 

9th month 1712 — there was Collected – 00=05-10

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting Called Judah Smith

 

William Wood appared – –

 

Rochester weekly meeting called and none appeared – –

 

and freinds have had some conferance consarning giev=

 

ing Charls Dyer a sertifycate and nothing apearing against him

 

the meeting appoynts Judah Smith and John Tucker

 

to Draw one against the next monthly meeting – –

 

Abraham Tucker and John Tucker are stil continued

 

to get the stable finished – –

 

and friends one the other side of aCoxset river are

 

alowed to have their meetings their as formerly – –

 

John Tucker and Eliezer Slocumb are appoynted to

 

agree with afreind to keep the meeting house the Insu-

 

=ing year – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at Dartmouth

 

the 15th day of the 10th month 1712 – –

 

their was Colected for the Use of friends –  –  –  – 0lb-10s-01d

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting Called William Wood

 

and Judah Smith Apeared – –

 

Rochester weekly meeting Called John Summers

 

Appeared — and the friends appoynted have drawn

 

up a sertifycate for Charles Dyer whih is alowed and

 

an signed by this meeting – –

 

and Benjamin Howland is ordered to pay Judah

 

Smith twenty shillings for keeping the meeting house

 

John Lapham Judah Smith and William Wood are

 

Appoynted: to Draw up a paper of Condemnation

 

against John Howland: for his marring contrarey

 

to the ordor of: truth – –

 

the visitors gives an account that they have viseted

 

several freinds fameleys and they find things prety

 

well — William Wood and Sephen Willcock are appoynted to attend the

 

quortorly meeting next – –

 

and Rochester meeting desires the monthly meeting to

 

Aseste them In the setlement of and securety of thire

 

meeting house land — and Thomas Taber and John Tucker

 

are Appoynted to aseste them – –

 

Judah Smith and John Tucker are appoynted to draw

 

up an account to the quortorly meeting – –

 

this meeting is adjourned til the next fourth day

 

come week – – – – –

 
 

the meeting being meet according: to adjournment the

 

twenty forth of the 10th month 1712 – –

 

the visitors give their acount that they have visited

 

some famelyes of freinds and they find things out of

 

Ordor amongst Some of freinds children and of Some

 

of them they have hope but of other Some they have

 

but lettel or no hope – –

 

Stephen Willcock Deliverance Smit and Judah=

 

Smith are appoynted to labour with them to bring

 

them to a sight and sence of their out goings and make

 

return of their doings to the next monthly meeting

 

and this meeting rfers John Howlands Condemnation

 

Drawn up at the monthly meeting held the 15th =

 

of the 10th month 1712 to the quortorly meeting

 

for their advice whether a publick testimoney ought

 

to go forth against the said Howland or not – –

 

Some friends of this meeting being desatesfyed think

 

ing It ought not to go forth against him – –

 

and Thomas Taber Jur proposed to this meeting that they

 

may have an other meeting of worship their once

 

In a month – which is refered to the next monthly

 

meetings Considratinon – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our Meeting

 

House in Dartmouth the 15th Day of ye 11th month 1712/13

 

there was Collected for the use of friends 00-08=01

 

Dartmouth Weekly meeting Called Judah Smith and

 

William Wood appeared — Rochester Weekly meeting

 

Called Elisha Wing appeared – –

 

and Benjamin Howland hath paid Judah Smith

 

twenty Shillings as appointed – –

 

Deliverance Smith and Stephe Wilcock and

 

Judah Smith hath Spoken With the young men as

 

appinted by the Last monthly meeting and the young

 

men Do not Justefy them selves in their being at

 

John Akinses at an unseasonable time and they

 

Hope they shall Do so no more -– –

 

and this meeting Doth according to the Request of

 

friends at Cushnot grant that they shall have

 

another meeting of Worship there which is to be

 

those who first Day in every month except it be when

 

it falls out to be that first Day next before the

 

monthly meeting of business – –

 

William Wood and Stephen Willcock hath attended

 

the quarterly meeting as appinted – –

 

the Epistle from the quarterly meeting was read

 

amongst us & was kindly accepted and ye epistle from

 

The yearly meeting in London was read amongst us

 

and was kindly accepted – –

 

John Tucker is appointed to get the yearly meeting

 

Minnits Coppied out for Rochester meeting – –

 

William Soule is appinted to Read John Howland

 

his Condemnation one a first Day of the week before

 

the next Monthly meeting – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held h at our meet

 

ing house in Dartmouth the 16th of the 12th month

 

1712/13 There was Collecte for the use of friends 00-10=01

 

Dartmouth Weekly meeting Called Judah Smith

 

and William Wood appeared — Rochester Weekly

 

Meeting Called Nicolas Davis appeared – –

 

John Howlands Condemnation was read as appinted

 

and is as followeth – –

 

From our monthly meeting held at Dartmouth

 

The 15th of ye 10th month 1712 — This is given forth

 

for the Clearing of Truth and friends – –

 

Whereas John Howland the Son of Nathaniell

 

Howland hath been a man of a vain Conversation

 

and not as becomes ye Truth and friends have Laboured

 

With him from time to time to bring him to

 

a sight of those vanities which Doth not become our

 

holy profession but he not herkning to friends nor to

 

The teachings of ye Grace of God which would teach him

 

and all mee to Live soberly in this present world

 

and he refused to take the Counsel and advice given

 

him by friends but took him a wife out of the order

 

of truth established amongst friends all wch [which] hath

 

been greatly to ye trouble and greif of faithful

 

friends therefore this Meeting Doth deny him to be

 

one of us – :

 

Signed in behalf of said meeting by

 

John Tucker

William Wood juner

Josiah Merehew

 

Stephen Willcock

Judah Smith

Nicolas Lapham

 

William Wood

Eliezer Slocumb

Jabez Barker

 

Abram Tucker

Peleg Slocumb

Henry Tucker

 

John Lapham

Increas Allen

            

 

John Tuker is still continued to get a yearly meeting

 

minnits Drawn out for Rochester meeting – –

 

William Soule Deliverance Smith and Eliezer Slocumb

 

are Still Continued for to Speak further with

 

Benjamin Russell to know what he Can Do for ye clear

 

ing of ye Testimony of truth Concerning his taking

 

The place of a Constable and that he attend the next

 

monthly meeting

 

(1713)

At a Monthly Meeting of friends held at our

 

Meeting house in Dartmouth the 16th of ye 1st month

 

1713 there was collected for ye use of friends 00-06=01

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting Called William Wood

 

and Judah Smith appeared – –

 

Rochester Weekly Meeting Called not appeared – –

 

John Tucker hath Drawn out the yearly meeting

 

minnits for Rochester as appointed – –

 

and the Matter Concerning Benjamin Russell

 

is Refered to ye adjournment – –

 

Whereas it was recommended to this meeting yt [that]

 

there is a report spread abroad yt our friend

 

Valentine Huddelstone did take an oath in ye

 

Case of his giving evidence at Bristol Cort Last part

 

Benjamin Howland John Tucker and Deliverance

 

Smith are appointed to assist Valentine Huddelstone

 

Concerning the said report and to Draw up something

 

that May Clear truth and friends – –

 

Benjamin Howland is appointed to pay John Tucker

 

for Drawing out the abovesd minnits – –

 

and upon the request of ye vissiters the Meeting

 

adjournes until the first sixth day of ye 2d month

 
 

This Meeting being meet according to adjournment

 

The 3d Day of the 2d month 1713 – –

 

our visiters gives this meeting their account that

 

they have visited most of ye famlyes of friends &

 

there visits was kindly accepted and things pretty

 

Well as far as they saw & where things had been out

 

or order wee have Laboured in Love to bring them

 

to a sight of it – –

 

Something Done to wards Valentine Huddlestone

 

his giving in his evidence Contrary to ye order of friends

 

— and this meeting refers to ye quarterly meeting

 

Whither it may be agreeable wth [with] ye testimony of truth

 

for a friend to hold up his hand when he is Called

 

to give evidence to ye truth of what he knows

 

In any Case Before Atherity or otherwis – –

 

Benjamin Howland William Wood and John Tucker

 

are appointed to attend ye quarterly meeting next

 

— Judah Smith and John Tucker are appointed to

 

Draw out an account to ye quarterly meeting – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our

 

meeting house in Dartmouth the 20th day of ye

 

2d month: 1713 — there was Collected 00-04=00

 

Dartmouth Weekly meeting Called Judah Smith &

 

William Wood appeared – Rochester weekly

 

Meeting called none apeared – –

 

That matter Concerning Benjamin Russells

 

Giving his paper of his Condemning of his taking his -

 

place of a Constable by an oath is refered – –

 

and it is advised by this meeting yt every friend

 

that is master of a famly Doth Take Care of

 

his famly yt [that] they be not concerned in writing

 

of lie bills and to Labour to find out them yt [that]

 

has been Concerned in such Papers – –

 

and yt [that] friends take care to bring their Children

 

to meeting on first days or keep them at home

 

Benjamin Howland hath paid 00-04=00 for Drawing out

 

ye yearly meeting minnits for Rochester meeting – –

 

Valentine Huddlestones paper was read and it is ye

 

judgment of this meeting yt [that] he read it at ye next

 

Quarter Sessions or cause it to be read if there

 

be not a bar and take a friend or two wth [with] him – –

 

ye friends yt was appointed to Draw an account

 

to ye quarterly meeting have done it – –

 

William Wood hath attended ye quarterly meeting – –

 

William Wood and Judah Smith and John Tucker are

 

appointed to Dispose of the [primendars?] & return

 

ye money into ye Stock the Little ones 5sx ye great ones

 

at 11sx — The quarterly meeting Epistle was read

 

and kindly accepted – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meet

 

ing house in Dartmouth the 18th Day of ye 3d month

 

1713 ther was Collected for the use of friends 00-08=00

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting Called Judah Smith & William

 

Wood appeared

 

Rochester weekly meeting Called none appeared – –

 

Nathaniell Chace having the honey taken out of a hive

 

of bees by wch Cause ye said hive of bees was Left

 

Some time in ye Last winter and suspecting

 

some friends children to have a hand in taking

 

of sd honey therefore William Wood John Lapham

 

and Judah Smith & Jabez Barker and Henry Tucker

 

are appointed to make enquiry and search into

 

the truth as far as they can and make return

 

of their Doings to ye next monthly meeting – –

 

Deliverance Smith is appointed to makeup

 

The monthly meetings accounts with Benjamin

 

Howland and make return to ye next monthly

 

Meeting and whereas Elezer Slocumb Desires

 

To be suspended from being a visiter it is re

 

fered to ye next monthly Meeting for a further Consideration – –

 

And ye meeting at Coxset is to be two first

 

Days there in a month for this Summer & to be

 

the 2 first first Dayes in every month – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at

 

our meeting house in Dartmouth the 22d Day

 

of the 4th month 1713 – –

 

there was Collected for ye use of friends 00-09=00

 

Dartmouth Weekly meeting Called Judah Smith

 

and William Wood appeared – –

 

Rochester weekly meeting Called none

 

appeared       Deliverance Smith hath

 

made up the account of ye Collection of the

 

monthly meeting and there is remaining in th

 

Stock ten pounds eight shillings and two pence

 

— the fine friends that was appointed to make

 

Search into ye truth of Nathaniell Chace his

 

suspecting some of friends Children having

 

a hand in taking of ye honey out from his

 

bees they make return to this meeting that

 

they cannot as yet find out the truth of yt [that] matter

 

Wherefore Thomas Taber juner and Josiah Merehew

 

is added to ym to make further Inquiry into

 

The truth of yt matter and make return of their Doings

 

to the next monthly meeting

 

Stepehn Willcock & John Tucker are appointed to attend

 

the quarterly meeting next — the visiters gives this

 

meeting an account that they have not visited

 

the famlyes of friends this Last quarter – –

 

Judah Smith and John Tucker are appointed to Draw

 

up an account to the quarterly meeting next – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our

 

meeting house in Dartmouth the 20th Day of the

 

5th month 1713 there was Collected –  –  –  –  – 00-03=07

 

Dartmouth Weekly meeting Called Judah Smith and

 

William Wood appeared – –

 

Rochester weekly meeting Called and none appeared

 

The friends that was Chose to make enquiery into

 

the matter Concerning Nathaniell Chace his loosing

 

hi honey out of a hive Do bring in the following

 

account – –

 

Friends according to the Desire of ye Last monthly

 

meeting we have endeavered to speak wth [with] George Howland

 

the Son of Nathaniell Howland and the witnesses

 

face to face but was prevented speaking with him

 

by his father who said his Son was under him and he

 

withheld him from us saying he would take the

 

Matter into his own hands and examin

 

his Son and the witnesses him selfe for the

 

Meeting had taken wrong steeps and had Concerned

 

Them Selves with business that Did not belongue

 

to them –  –  –  –  –  –  –

   

William Wood

Judah Smith

   

Thomas Taber jun.

Josiah Merehew

   

John Lapham

Jabez Barker

 

And whereas Nathaniel Howland did charge the

 

Meeting with Taking wrong steeps in ye matter

 

Said Howland has acknowledged his Shortness to

 

the Sattisfaction of the meeting – –

 

And whereas George Howland Son of sd

 

Nathaniel Howland was a pearson suspected

 

for taking ye honey Nathaniell Howland and

 

Nathaniel Chace do give an account to this

 

meeting that the matter is made up between

 

them and Sattisfaction is made – –

 

and the persons chose to attend ye quarterly meet

 

ing Do give an account that they were not

 

There and there were no account sent – –

 

and this meeting advises that friends restrain

 

their Children and searvants from going into Com

 

panies on first Dayes before or after Meeting

 

but go home in good order – –

 

And whereas several reports are brought to

 

this meeting of friends Children geting together

 

in companies on first Dayes and being Disorderly

 

William Wood Stephen Willcock and John Tucker

 

were appointed to inquire into ye truth thereof

 

and make report to the next monthly meeting – –

 

The Last quarterly meeting Epistle was Read and

 

kindly accepted – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our

 

Meeting house in Dartmouth the 17th Day of

 

the 6th month 1713 there was Collected 00-05=08

 

Dartmouth Weekly meeting Called William Wood

 

and William Soule appeared

 

Rochester weekly meetin Called Elisha Wing appeared

 

Whereas William Wood Stephen Willcock and John Tucker

 

have not made inquiry concerning some of friends

 

Children being out of order some time past on first

 

Dayes they are still continued to make inquiry in to

 

that matter – – It is concluded by this meeting

 

to answer the request of ye quarterly meeting to

 

raise fower pounds and ten shillings in money to

 

wards the building of Dover Meeting House and ye

 

Subscribers to bring in their money to the next month

 

ly meeting – – no business from Rochester

 

But friends in Love and unity – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our

 

meeting house in Dartmouth the 21st Day of ye 7th month

 

1713 there was Collected for the use of friends 00-03=05

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting Called John Lapham and

 

Judah Smith appeared – – Rochester Weekly meet

 

ing Called none Savery Clifton appeared – –

 

it is the Conclution of this meeting that whereas

 

Valentine Huddlestone hath neglected the proforming

 

the meetings order Concerning his Confering his fault – –

 

at Bristol that unless he Doth lack some faithful

 

friend wth [with] him and Do it before next monthly meet

 

ing that Judgment must go forth against him – –

 

Stephen Willcock and William Wood do give an account

 

to this meeting that they have enquired into ye Report

 

Concerning friends Children being Disorderly on ye first Dayes

 

of ye week and the young men do partly Denie the

 

things they were Charged wth and in Some respects

 

Confess their faults – –

 

This meeting orders Benjamin Howland to pay 02l-07s=6d

 

out of the Stock unto William Wood for to Carry to

 

the quarterly meeting for Dover meeting house

 

William Wood and Thomas Taber Juner are Chose

 

to attend the quarterly meeting and Judah Smith

 

and John Lapham are appointed to Draw up an

 

account to ye quarterly meeting – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our

 

Meeting house in Dartmouth ye 19th of y 8th month 1713

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting called Judah Smith

 

and John Lapham appeared – –

 

Rochester Weekly meeting Called and none appear

 

ed — the matter concerning Valentine Huddlestone

 

Is refered to ye next monthly meeting

 

William Wood and Increas Allen are appointed

 

to go to Valentine Huddlestone and his wife

 

and Inquire into the truth of ye report concer

 

ning her burning her husbands paper which ye

 

Monthly meeting ordered to be read at Bristol Cort

 

William Wood and Thomas Taber juner have attended

 

the quarterly meeting and Judah Smith and John

 

Lapham have Drawn up an account to the

 

quarterly meeting – –

 

and we receive ye Epistle from ye Last quarterly

 

Meeting wch was read and kindly accepted – –

 

and it is Concluded yt [that] friends on ye other side of

 

Coxet river should hould their first Dayes meet

 

ings for ye winter season as formerly – –

 

The matter Concerning stiring up the visiters or

 

making a new Choice is referd to ye next monthly meet

 

ing – the Collection was –  –  –  –  –  –  – 00-08-00

 
 

at a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

house in Dartmouth the 16th day of the 9th month 1713

 

there was Collected for the use of friends –  –  –  – 00lb-19s=07d

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting Called Judah Smith and

 

William Wood appeared – –

 

Rochester Weekly meeing Called none appeared – –

 

The matter Concerning Valentine Huddlestone is

 

refered to ye next monthly meeting and Increas

 

Allen and Eliezer Slocumb are ordered to Speak wth [with]

 

him and let him know that this meeting desires him

 

to be at ye next monthly meeting in order to give

 

friends better Sattisfaction concerning his progress in

 

the matter at Bristol – –

 

and also to let his wife know that friends are troubled

 

at her standing to Justefy her burning the paper and

 

Desire her to consider of ye matter that so shee may

 

give better sattisfaction – –

 

and the matter Concerning the visiters being consid

 

ered it is Concluded that they go on wth [with] the work of

 

WiVisiting and John Tucker is aded to ym [them]

 

John Tucker and Eliezer Slocumb ar Continued to

 

take care of ye meeting house as formerly – – – – –

 
 

at a Monthly meeting of friends held at our

 

Meeting house in Dartmouth the 21st of ye 10th month 1713

 

there was Collected –  –  –  –  –  –  – 00lb-09s=11d

 

Dartmouth Weekly meeting Called William Wood

 

and John Lapham appeared – –

 

Rochester Weekly meeting Called none appeared

 

Eliezer Slocumb gives an account to this meeting

 

that he has spoke wth Valentine Huddleston and his

 

wife as ordered by the Last monthly meeting and he

 

signifies that the season was such that he could not

 

well attend ye meeting therefore ye matter concerning

 

him is refered to ye next monthly meeting – –

 

Eliezer Slocumb and William Wood are appointed

 

to attend ye Quarterly Meeting next – –

 

The visitters gives an account yt they have visited

 

most of the famlyes of friends and that in some

 

famlyes they find things pretty well and in some

 

famlyes some things not very well: where they

 

give some admonition which they think was well

 

Taken – – John Tucker and Judah Smith are

 

appointed to Draw up an account to ye Quarterly

 

Meeting – – Edward Wing & Desire Smith

 

Did lay their Intentions of marrage with each other

 

Before this meeting and they were desired to wait

 

for their answer til the next monthly meeting – –

 

Benjamin Howland and Henry Tucker are appointed

 

to See in to their Clearness and bring in their

 

answer to ye next monthly meeting – –

 

Benjamin Howland is appointed to pay twenty shillings

 

to John Tucker for keeping ye meeting house – – – – –

 
 

Att a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth the 18th of the 11th mo 1713

 

There was Collected for ye use of friends 00lb-07s=03d

 

Dartmouth Weekly meeting Called William Wood

 

and John Lapham appeared – –

 

Rochester weekly meeting Called Stephen Wing appeared

 

Edward Wing and Desire Smith did appear at this

 

Meeting for their answer as to marrage and they

 

had their answer that they might take each other

 

in the order of truth Some time between this and the

 

next monthly meeting – –

 

John Tucker and William Wood are appointed to see

 

the marrage accomplished in ye Good order of truth – –

 

The matter Concerning Valentine and his Wife is

 

refered to ye next monthly meeting – –

 

John Tucker hath Drawn an account to the Quarterly

 

meeting as appointed – –

 

William Wood and Eliezer Slocumb have atten

 

ded ye quarterly meeting – –

 

Abigall Allens Paper of acknowledgment the publish

 

ing of it is refered to the Consideration of ye next

 

monthly meeting – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

house in Dartmouth the 15th of ye 12th month 1713

 

There was Collected for ye use of friends 00lbs=10s=03d

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting Called William Wood appear

 

ed — Rochester Weekly meeting Called Elisha Wing

 

appeared — John Tucker and William Wood gives an

 

account that Edward Wing and Desire Smith Did

 

take each other in the order of truth – –

 

The matter Concerning Valentine Huddlestones

 

Wife is refered to ye next meeting – –

 

Those that were to build the stable have finished

 

their work and Do give the account of their Charge

 

to be seaven pounds nineteen shillings – –

 

And Benjamin Howland is ordered to pay sd 07lbs=19s=00d

 

to John Tucker out of ye Collection – –

 

And that matter Concerning Abigall Allen

 

is refered to the next monthly meeting for a

 

further Consideration – –

 

The Quarterly meeting Epistle was read at this

 

Meeting and is ordered to be read Publickly on

 

a first Day at the Breaking up of the meeting

 

of worship

 

(1714)

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our

 

meeting house in Dartmouth the 15th of the

 

first month 1714 – –

 

There was Collected for the use of friends 00l=06s=11d

 

Dartmouth Weekly meeting Called William

 

Wood and Judah Smith appeared – –

 

Rochester Weekly meeting Called Nicolas Davis

 

appeared – – Abigall Allens paper of her own

 

acknowledgment is received by this meeting

 

and is as followeth

leave a

vacancy

To — The monthly meeting to be held in Dartmouth the 18th day

of the 3d month 1713 = Whereas I have seen incouraging

 

and Consenting to the beating of my Negro Servant beyond

 

what I now think was convenient for wch I have been condemned

 

selfe: and am much troubled for the same and Do acknowledg

 

I was off my wach at that time and so hav hardness of heart got

 

in which and if I had kept to the Spirit of truth I had not

 

Incouraged and consented to as abovesd ; so for the clearing of truth

 

and the testimony thereof I give in these Lines Desiring that ye

 

Lord and his people might pass it by and that I might come into

 

unity wth his people again – –

     

Abigall Allen

 

John Tucker Is ordered to read it or order it to be read

 

on a first Day before the next monthly meeting

 

and she to come into unity with friends again by her

 

good Conversation – –

 

Benjamin Howland hath paid John Tucker 07l=19s=00d

 

as appointed by the Last monthly meeting – –

 

and this meeting hath an account from the propa

 

retive meeting that Henry Howland hath taken a

 

wife out of the order of truth and this meeting is

 

Concerned to give a publick Testimony against him

 

and is as followeth – –

 

Whereas Henry Howland of Dartmouth in the

 

County of Bristol in the Province of the Massachu

 

sets Bay in New England: having for seaveral years

 

been esteamed a member of our monthly meeting

 

of Dartmouth aforesd and been accounted one in

 

unity wth [with] us yet hath of Late Contrary to the advice

 

of friends and the Good orders established among ym [them] pro

 

ceeded to take a wife for wch reason this monthly meet

 

ing is Concerned to give forth this as a testimony against

 

his so Proceeding and to Disown him for being one

 

In unity wth us

 

Given forth at our monthly meeting is Sd Dartmouth

 

The 15th Day of the 1 month 1714 Signed in behalf of

 

sd Meeting by

 

Peleg Slocumb

   Benjamin Howland

   Josiah Merehew

 

Increas Allen

   Thomas Taber juner

   John Tucker

 

William Wood

   Nicolas Davis

   Jabez Barker

 

Eliezer Slocumb

   John Lapham

   William Wood jun

 

Nathaniel Howland

   Judah Smith

   Nicolas Lapham

 

John Tucker is appointed to read the same or Cause it to

 

be read — William Wood and John Tucker are appoin

 

ted to attend ye quarterly meeting next – –

 

Judah Smith & John Tucker are appointed to Draw

 

up an account to the Quarterly meeting – –

 

And the vissitters at Rochester gives an account

 

that they have visited ye famlyes of friends there

 

an things ore as well as Can be well expected among

 

Them — and this meeting is adjourned until the

 

fourth Day next before ye Quarterly meeting – – – – –

 
 

The meeting being meet according to adjournment

 

the 7th Day of the 2d month 1714 – –

Leave a

vacancy

The visiters are Called to give an account of their

visiting and their answer is as followeth

 

[The bottom half of the page is blank]

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth the 19th Day of the 2d month 1714

 

There was Collected for ye use of friends 00lb-06sh=08d

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting Called William Wood and

 

Judah Smith appeared — Rochester Weekly meet

 

ing Called none appeared — and the matter

 

Concerning Vallentine Huddlestone is Refered to

 

to the next monthly meeting – –

 

John Tucker hath read Abigall Allen her own

 

Condemnation as appointed – –

 

And Henry Howlands Condemnation was read – –

 

William Wood and John Tucker hath attended ye

 

Quarterly meeting and Judah Smith and John Tucker

 

hath Drawn an account to ye quarterly meeting – –

 

Christopher Giffords charge against Richard Kirby

 

being enquired into and wee Cannot find but that

 

the matter is already ended by men of their own chusing – –

 

the quarterly and yearly meetings Epistles were

 

read and kindly accepted – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meet

 

ing House in Dartmouth the 17th of the 3rd mo: 1714

 

There was Collected for ye use of friend — 00lb=03sh=8d

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting Called William Wood

 

and Judah Smith appeared – –

 

Rochester weekly meeting Called none appeared

 

Benjamin Howland Judah Smith and John Tucker

 

are appointed to speak wth Valentine Huddlestone

 

Concerning his neglecting answerining the advice

 

of friends in Condemning his takin his oath in

 

Bristol Court and make return of their

 

Doings to ye next monthly meeting – –

 

and the meeting of worship on ye first Day

 

at Coaksit is ordered to Be keept there Constantly

 

accept the first Day next Before ye monthly meet

 

ing — Thomas Taber juner is appointed to

 

be helpful to peruse ye monthly meeting minnits

 

and fitt ym for to be recorded –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our

 

Meeting house in Dartmouth the 21st Day of

 

the 4th month 1714 – There was Collected

 

for the use of friends 00lb-09s=07d

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting Called William

 

Wood and Judah Smith appeared – –

 

Rochester Weekly meeting Called Timothy Davis

 

and Benjamin Boarman appeared – –

 

And Valentine Huddlestone hath Condemned

 

his so Longue Neglecting His Condemning his

 

Taking an Oath at Bristol Court

 

Joseph Russell and John Tucker is ap

 

pointed To be helpful To traviling friends

 

for a Passage to Nantucket

 

And the Visiters being Called upon to

 

Give an account of their visiting of friends

 

famlyes — They Signefy to this meeting that

 

they have not made aney progress in that work

 

this Last Quarter – –

 

Judah Smith Timothy Davis and John Tucker

 

are appointed to attend ye Quarterly meeting

 

next — Judah Smith and John Tucker are to Draw

 

up an account to the Quarterly meeting shewing

 

how the affairs of truth is amongst us – –

 

Benjamin Howland is appointed to pay to John Tucker

 

out of the Stock 00l=12s=04d for keeping the meeting house

 
 

Att a monthly meeting of friends held at our meet

 

ing House in Dartmouth the 19th day of ye 5th month 1714

 

There was Collected for the use of friends 00l-04s=00d

 

Dartmouth Weekly meeting Called William Wood

 

and Judah Smith appeared – –

 

Rochester weekly meeting Called none appeared

 

Judah Smith and John Tucker hath Drawn up an

 

account to the quarterly meeting and they

 

have attended ye Quarterly meeting as appointed

 

And Benjamin Howland hath paid to John Tucker

 

twelve shillings and 4 pence as ordered by the Last

 

meeting — Whereas this meeting hath been Infor

 

med that William Soule juner and Gilles Slocumb

 

and Daniel Shepherd juner hath been Disorderly

 

in their voyage to the yearly meeting at Nantucket

 

this meeting Doth appoint Eliashib Smith and

 

Joseph Russell juner wth ye Visiters to inspect

 

into the sd report how they find things to the next month

 

ly meeting — And the Epistle from the Last

 

Quarterly meeting was read and Kindly accepted – –

 

Judah Smith is appointed to make up the monthly

 

meeting account with Benjamin Howland and bring in

 

the account to the next monthly meeting – –

 

and it is agreed that the money sent for by the quarterly

 

Meeting shall be raised for four shilling Land

 

for the use of Boston meeting house – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at

 

our meeting house in Dartmouth the 10th Day

 

of the 6th month 1714 – –

 

There was Collected for the use of friends 00l-05s=07d

 

Dartmouth Weekly meeting Called Judah Smith

 

and William Wood appeared – –

 

Rochester Weekly meeting Called Joseph Wing

 

appeared and the friends that was appointed

 

to make inquiery concerning ye Disorder of

 

William Soule Juner and Giles Slocumb and

 

Daniel Shepherd Juner and they find that the

 

report Concerning Daniel Shepherd is falie but

 

for ye other two things are not clear as yet and

 

the friends that was before appointed are still

 

Continued to further Inspect into the truth of

 

sd report and make return to the next monthly meeting – –

 

and Judah Smith hath made up the monthly meet

 

ings account wth Benjamin Howland and their

 

remains in the Stock three pounds thirteen shil

 

lings and three pence – –

 

And this meeting hath made a Subscription in part

 

of pay for the Land that Walter Newberry bought

 

of William Mumford at Boston for the use

 

of friends meeting house – –

 

and this meeting Desires the visiters to visit the

 

famlyes of friends by the next monthly meeting

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meet

 

ing house in Dartmouth the 20th of the 7th month 1714

 

There was Collected for the use of friends 00l-05s-01d

 

Dartmouth Weekly meeting Called William Wood

 

appeared — Rochester Weekly meeting Called none appeared – –

 

And the Matter Concernin William Soule juner

 

and Giles Slocumb is refered to the next monthly

 

meeting — John Tucker and William Wood are appoin

 

ted to attend the next quarterly meeting John Tucker

 

and Judah Smith are appointed to Draw up an

 

account to the quarterly meeting – –

 

John Tucker is appointed to receive the Collecton

 

agread upon at the Last monthly meeting and to

 

Carry the money to ye Quarterly meeting – –

 

the visiters gives an account that they have visit

 

ed the most of the famlyes of friends and for the

 

most part they find things pretty well — and where

 

we found things not well Wee Did advise that it

 

should be amended —

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our

 

Meeting House in Dartmouth the 18th Day of the

 

8 month 1714 — There was Collected 00l-03s=08d

 

Dartmouth Weekly meeting Called William Wood

 

and John Lapham appeared – –

 

Rochester Weekly Meeting Called and none appeared

 

and the matter Concerning William Soule juner

 

and Giles Slocumb is Refered to the next month

 

ly meeting — William Wood and John Tucker

 

have attended the Quarterly meeting – –

 

and John Tucker hath Carried the money to the

 

Quarterly meeting as appointed

 

John Tucker and Judah Smith have Drawn up an

 

Account to the quarterly meeting as appointed

 

Eliezer Slocumb and John Tucker are ordered

 

to take Care of the meeting house for the ensuing year

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meet

 

ing house in Dartmouth the 15th of the 9th month 1714

 

there was Collected for the use of friends 00l-06s=05d

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting Called none appeared

 

Rochester weekly meeting Called Nicolas Davis

 

appeared – –

 

And the matter Concerning William Soule and Giles

 

Slocumb is refered to the next monthly meeting – –

 

A paper presented to this meeting from the pre

 

paritive meeting at Rochester signifying that

 

Benjamin Hilliard and Hannah Davis have

 

proceeded in marrage Contrary to the order of truth

 

John Tucker and Stephen Willcock are appointed

 

to Speak with them if they Can with conveniency

 

and to shew them the evil of their proceeding – –

 

and to See how the young womans parents have

 

Kept them selves clear in that matter – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meet

 

ing House in Dartmouth the 20th of the 10 mo 1714

 

there was Collected for the use of friends 00l-02s=03d

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting Called William Wood &

 

Judah Smith appeared – –

 

Rochester weekly meeting Called Stephen Wing ap

 

peared — William Wood Judah Smith and

 

William Baker are appointed to Speak wth William

 

Soule juner and Giles Slocumb and let them

 

know that if they will not give the monthly meeting

 

Sattisfaction for their outgoings then the Testimo

 

ny of truth will go against them – –

 

Stephen Willcock and John Tucker hath Spoken with

 

Benjamin Hilliard and Hannah Davis Concerning

 

their marrying Contrary to the Good order of truth

 

and Did tell them the Disadvantage of it but they seem

 

ed to incline to their own way – –

 

and we also Spoke wth Timoth Davis and his Wife and

 

by what they said to us they were pretty clear con

 

cerning that matter – –

 

and Elisha Wing is appointed to read Benjamin Hilliard

 

and Hannah Hilliard their Condemnation on a first

 

Day at the end of the meeting – –

 

Which is as followeth — Whereas Benjamin

 

Hilliard and Hannah Davis now Hannah Hilliard

 

the Daughter of Timothy Davis and Sarah his wife

 

of Rochester Boath of ym being under ye Care of friends

 

have proceeded in marriage Contrary to ye advise of

 

friends and ye Good order Established amongst us

 

the Society of people Called Quakers for wch [which] their so

 

Doing we Do disown ym and their practis and wee De

 

sire ye Lord may give ym a sight of their out goings

 

and a heart of repentance – –

 

Given forth by our monthly men and womens meet

 

ings in Dartmouth the 20th of ye 10th month 1714

 

Peleg Slocumb

Benjamin Howland

Ruth Tucker

 

Nathaniel Howland

Josiah Merehew [Merihew]

Phebe Tucker

 

John Tucker

Judah Smith

Mary Lapham

 

William Soule

Stephen Wing

Mary Smith

 

Jabes Barker

Joanna Mott

Elezabeth Russell

 

John Lapham

Mary Slocumb

Hannah Soule

 

William Wood

Hannah Tucker

 
 

Stephen Willcock

Rachel Allen

 
 

And whereas Hannah Born now Hannah Akin hath

 

proseeded in marrage to one of the world Contrary

 

to the good order Established among friends thi meet

 

ing is Concerned to give forth a condemnation against

 

her wch is as followeth – –

 

Whereas Hannah Born now Akin of ye town

 

of Dartmouth in the County of Bristol in ye

 

Province of ye Massachusets Bay in New England

 

The said Hannah Akin hath been in time past

 

one in society wth us the people Called Quakers

 

and Did Marry a man in unity wth frnds and also

 

married him ye good order established amongst

 

us: But for want of keeping to Truth and to ye

 

Good order thereof according to her former proceedings

 

in Taking of her former Husband but now hath Left us

 

& her practis whilst amongst us and Let out her mind

 

to a man not in Society wth us and married him

 

Contrary to the Good order of friends although advi

 

sed By friends to ye contrary

 

Therefore this meeting is Concerned to give

 

forth a Publick testimony against the above

 

said Hannah Akin and Do Disown her to be

 

one in Society wth us.

 

Given forth by our monthly men & womens

 

Meeting held at our meeting House in Dartmouth

 

the 20th of ye 10th month 1714

 

John Tucker

Jabes Barker

Rachel Allen

 

Joseph Russell

Abraham Tucker

Ruth Tucker

 

Benjamin Howland

Nathaniel Howland

Mehetabell Wing

 

William Wood

John Russell

Eliezabeth Russell

 

William Soule

Nicolas Lapham

Mary Lapham

 

John Lapham

Joanna Mott

Phebe Tucker

 

Stephen Willcock

Mary Slocumb

Mary Smith

 

Stephen Wing

Hannah Tucker

Hannah Soule

 

Josiah Merehew [Merihew]

 

Stephen Willcock John Lapham and John Barker are

 

Appoynted to atend the quarterly meeting next – –

 

Judah Smith and John Tucker are appoynted to draw

 

up an account to the Quarterly meeting next – –

 

And the visiters gives an account that they have not vis=

 

etted freinds the last quortor — But hope that they shall give

 

a Jeneril visit by the next quortorly meeting – –

 

and William Soul [Soule]is appoynted to read Hannah Akin her

 

Condemnation before the next monthly meeting – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting o friends held at our meeting house

 

In Dartmouth the 24th of the Eleventh month – – 1714

 

their was Colected for the use of friends – 0lb-04s-00d

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting called William Wood and

 

Judah Smith appeared

 

Rochester weekly meeting called Elisha Wing appeared

 

those freinds appoynted the last monthly meeting to Spake with

 

William Soule jur and Gils Slocumb: have spoke with

 

them — and they have Each of them sent In a paper

 

to this meeting where In they acknowlidg that they have

 

ben disorderly In their Conversation and desiar to be for

 

given and say they hope to be more carefull for time to

 

Come: but friends being doubtfull of their sencerety do

 

at present: refer the matter for forther tryall to See

 

whether their futer conversation will be answerable

 

to their pretence – –

 

John Lapham and Jabez Bark [Barker] did attend the Quar

 

torly meeting as they were appoynted – –

 

and John Tucker and Judas Smith have draw up

 

and sent an account to the quortorly meeting – –

 

and William Soul [Soule] did read Hannah Akin her condem=

 

-nation as appoynted – –

 

and Elisha Wing did read Benjamin Hilyerds and Hannh

 

Hilyerds Condemnation as apoynted – –

 

and where as Marcy Smith is married contrarey to the order

 

of truth and this meeting agrees that condemnation shall

 

go against her and Thomas Taber and John Tucker are

 

Appoynted to draw her Condemnation against the next

 

monthly meeting – –

 

and Benjamin Howland has paid John Tucker twelve

 

shillings for keeping the meeing house – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeing held at our meeting in Dartmouth the

 

the twenty first day of the twelvth month – – 1714

 

their was colected for the use of friends – 06lb-05s-07d

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting called Judah Smith and

 

William Wood appeared – –

 

Rochester weekly called Savery Clefton [Clifton] appeared – –

 

Nicolas Davis and Marey Summer did lay their intent

 

-ions of marrige before this meeting

 

and they was desired to wait for their answer until

 

the next monthly meeting – –

 

and they was desired to wait for their answer until

 

the next monthly meeting – –

 

and Saverey Clefton and John Tucker ar Chosen to See Into their

 

Clearness and bring in their answer to the next monthly meeting

 

Thomas Tucker Jur and John Tucker hath drawn up

 

Hizekiah Smiths daughter Marcy her Condemnation

 

and It is signed by this meeting – and is as followeth – –

 

Whereas Mary the Daughter of Hezekiah

 

Smith and Mary his wife of Dartmouth

 

in the Countey of Bristol in New England

 

Having been one and under ye Care of our

 

Meeting yet hath of Late Contrary to the

 

Good order Established among friends and without

 

the knowledg of her father proceeded in marrage

 

to the reproach of the truth professed amongst us

 

and to the greif of the sober minded we are

 

Therefore concerned to give our Testimony against

 

the said Disorderly and unbecoming action and Do

 

Disown the said Mary now the Wife of Thomas

 

Trafford to be one of us the people Called Quakers

 

Desireing that she may Come to a sight of her

 

outgoing and return if it be the Will of the Lord

 

given forth by our Monthly Meeting of men and women

 

Held at our Meeting House in Dartmouth the 21

 

Day of the 12 month 1714

 

Peleg Slocumb

Thomas Hathaway

 

John Tucker

Joanna Mott

 

Abram Tucker

Mary Slocumb

 

John Summers

Rachel Allen

 

Increas Allen

Hannah Tucker

 

Eliezer Slocumb

Hephziba Hathaway

 

Stephen Willcock

Mary Lapham

 

Savery Clefton [Clifton]

Eliezabeth Summers

 

Nicholas Davis

Susanna Willcock

 

Benjamin Howland

Mary Lapham

 

Henry Tucker

Phebe Tucker

 

William Soule

Mary Russell

 

William Wood

Mary Smith

 

John Lapham

Mary Laton

 

William Wood

Juner[Lawton]

 

Joseph Russell

Juner Tabitha Wait

 

Judah Smith

Abigal Chace

 

Jabes Barker

Ruth Tucker

 

Thomas Taber jun

              

 

And William Soule is appinted to read the

 

Same on a first Day at the end of a meeting

 

before the next monthly meeting – –

 

Benjamin Howland and John Tucker are ap

 

pointed to Speak with Nathaniel Smith

 

Concerning his telling the Justis that his

 

Sister Mary had her fathers Consent to be

 

Married to Thomas Trafford and that they

 

was Lawfully Published and bring in their

 

answer to the next monthly meeting – –

 

The Quarterly meeting Epistle Was read at

 

this meeting and was kindly accepted – –

 

and it is Desired that friends may tak it

 

into their Consideration how or what method

 

friends that Travil into forreign parts how

 

they may return that the meeting to whom

 

They belongue may be senceable that they have

 

beheaved them selves according to truth – –

 

and it is advised that the visiters go forward

 

in their visiting of friends famlyes and

 

give their account to the next monthly

 

meeting how they find things – –

 

and Whereas there has been some Difrance

 

of Late amongst some for blonging to this

 

meeting about the Laying out of The Ceder

 

Swamps and it has been so mannaged that

 

as is thought by this Meeting so as to bring

 

A reproach upon frds [friends] and a Dishonour

 

to ye Truth Professed amongst us it is

 

Therefore Concluded to Chuse some friends

 

to enquire into that Matter and Where they

 

Find that any have been of from their wach to

 

endever to bring them to a sence of it so that if

 

it be possible to bring friends into love & unity

 

and to give an account to ye next monthly meet

 

ing how they find things relating to ye matter & where

 

any Cannot be brought in the judgment of those friends

 

to a sight of their faults they are to Let ym [them] know

 

that this meeting Desires ym to be at the next

 

monthly meeting in order to Sattisfie the meeting

 

& Benjamin Howland Stephen Willcock and William

 

Soule are Chose on that account

 

And the next monthly meeting is adjourned

 

to the 4th Second Day of the Next Month

 

Att a Monthly Meeting of friends

 

(1715)

Held at our meeting House in Dartmouth

 

The 28 Day of the first month 1715

 

there was Collected for the use of friends 00lb-00sh=00d

 

Dartmouth Weekly meeting called William Wood

 

and Judah Smith appeared – –

 

Rochester weekly meeting Called none appeared

 

Nicolas Davis and Mary Summers Came for

 

their answer as to taking each other in marrage

 

and nothing appearing to Hinder their said in

 

tentions they had their answer that they may

 

Take each other in the Good order established

 

amongst frds – –

 

And Benjamin Borman and Hannah Wing

 

did Lay their intentions of marrage before this

 

Meeting and they were Desired to wait for their

 

answer till the next monthly meeting – –

 

Savery Clifton and John Lapham are appointed

 

to inspect into their clearness and bring in their

 

answer to the next monthly meeting – –

 

Savery Clifton and John Tucker are Chosen to

 

see Nicolas Davis and Mary Summers solemnize

 

their Marrage in the Good order of truth – –

 

And Mary Trafford her Condemnation was read – –

 

Benjamin Howland and William Soule according

 

to appointment brought in an account in rela

 

tion to the Difrance about ye Ceder Swamps wch is

 

ordered to be recorded & is as followeth – –

 

To the monthly meeting of Friends held in Dart

 

mouth the 28th of the first month 1715

 

We whose names are under writen have enquired

 

Into that Diforance amongst friends Concerning the

 

Ceder Swamps and they have in General man

 

her acknowledged to each other their shortness in

 

So Doing to our Great Sattisfaction and mutal

 

Cumfort and they have forgiven each other and are

 

come into Love and unity again and so wee pray

 

The Lord to keep them and us in that Spirit to

 

the end of our Dayes – –

     

Benjamin Howland

     

William Soule

 

Eliezer Slocumb William Wood and John

 

Tucker are chosen to attend the Quarterly meet

 

ing next – – John Tucker and Judah Smith are

 

appointed to Draw up an account to the Quarterly

 

Meeting – and this meeting is adjourned til the next

 

fourth Day come Week

 
 

The meeting being met according to adjournment

 

the first Day of the 2d month 1715 – –

 

Benjamin Howland and John Tucker makes report to

 

this meeting that they have spoke with Nathaniel Smith

 

concerning his going before the Justis and ther signefying

 

that his sister Mary Smith had had her Parents

 

consent to marry wth Tho. Trafford wch was no such

 

thing & he hath condemned the same and said he is

 

sorry for so doing and Hopes he shall do so no more – –

 

And this meeting hath sent 17 Shillings and three pence

 

for 14 Books sent by the Quarterly meeting

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

house in Dartmouth the 18th Day of the 2d mo 1715

 

There was Collected for the use of friends 00lb-04s=00d

 

Dartmouth Weekly meeting Called John Lapham

 

and Judah Smith appeared

 

Rochester weekly meeting Called Nicolas Davis ap

 

peared — Savery Clifton and John Lapham makes

 

report to this meeting that they find nothing but that

 

Benjamin Boarman and Hannah Wing may pro

 

ceed in marrage & they appeared this meeting

 

for their answer & they had there answer that

 

they might proceed to take each other in mar

 

rage in the order of truth – –

 

Thomas Taber Juner and Joseph Wing are ap

 

pointed to see their marrage accomplished

 

According to order — John Tucker and Judah

 

Smith hath Drawn up an account to the Quar

 

terly meeting and John Tucker and William Wood

 

Hath attended ye Quarterly meeting – –

 

And John Tucker has Carried the money for to

 

pay for the books as appointed – –

 

And this meeting received the Epistle from

 

The Last Quarterly meeting – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our

 

Meeting house in Dartmouth the 16th Day of

 

the 5th month 1715 – –

 

There was Collected for the use of frds 00l-05s=00d

 

Dartmouth Weekly meeting Called William Wood

 

and Judah Smith appeared – –

 

Rochester Weekly meeting Called Elisha Wing appeared

 

The friends Chose to see the marrages Solemni

 

sed in the good order of truth at Rochester have

 

Been at Said Marrages and makes report

 

That they were accomplished according to order

 

and at this meeting there was a Subscribtion

 

made towards the building of Salem meeting

 

House and friends are Desired to bring in their

 

Money to the next monthly meeting – –

 

It is advised that friends be Careful of their

 

Children that go abroad to yearly Meetings

 

that they bring no Dishonour to the Truth

 

Professed by us – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meet

 

ing house in Dartmouth the 20th day of ye 4th month 1715

 

Dartmouth Weekly meeting Called William Wood and

 

Judah Smith appeared

 

Rochester Weekly meeting Called Joseph Wing appeared

 

And the Subscribtion that was made the Last monthly

 

Meeting for Salem Meeting House is brought in to

 

This meeting in order to be sent to the Quarterly

 

Meeting next and the Sum is –  –  –  –  –  – 07l=03s=00d

 

Stephen Willcock and John Tucker are appointed to

 

attend the Quarterly meeting next and carry ye money

 

Gathered for Salem meeting House – –

 

The visiters are Called to give in their accounts

 

of their visiting of friends famlyes and they signefy

 

to this meeting that they have not been out

 

upon that servis since the Last Quarter – –

 

And this meeting advies the visiters for time

 

to come to be more Dilegent in their Service

 

of visiting that so the monthly meeting may have

 

a better account how things are amongst us once

 

a Quarter — This meeting orders Benjamin

 

Howland to Let Judah Smith have 25 shillings out

 

of the stock for keeping the meeting House – –

 

Thomas Taber jun,r and Jo,n Tucker are appointed

 

to Draw up an account to the Quarterly

 

meeting Benjamin Howland and Deliverance

 

Smith are appointed to git the Meeting House

 

Land laid out – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our

 

meeting in Dartmouth the 18th Day of ye 5th mo 1715

 

There Was Collected for the use of friends 0l-05s=8d

 

Dartmouth Weekly meeting Called William Wood

 

and Deliverance Smith appeared – –

 

Rochester Weekly meeting Called none appeared

 

Benjamin Howland hath paid Judah Smith

 

twenty five shillings as appointed – –

 

John Tucker hath Carried the Money to the

 

Quarterly meeting as ordered – –

 

Tho, Taber Juner and John Tucker did Draw an

 

account to the Quarterly meeting as they

 

were appointed – –

 

And Deliverance Smith and Jon Russell are

 

ordered to procure a quantity of Land and

 

Git it Laid out for the benefit of the fire Wood – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at

 

our meeting House in Dartmouth the 15th day

 

of the 6th month 1715 – –

 

There was Collected for the use of frnds [friends] 00lb-05sh=00d

 

Dartmouth Weekly meeting Called William Wood

 

and Jon Lapham appeared – –

 

Rochester Weekly meeting Called not appeared

 

The yearly meeting Epistle from the ministers

 

Was read in this meeting and also the Epistle from

 

the Quarterly meeting and boath Well accepted – –

 

Deliverance Smith Was appointed to make up

 

The monthly meeting accompts With Benjamin

 

Howland

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at

 

our meeting House in Dartmouth the 19th d of

 

the 7th month 1715

 

There Was Collected for the use of friends 00lb-05sh=06d

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting Called William Wood and

 

Judah Smith appered — Rochester weekly meeting

 

Called Nathan Summers appeared – –

 

Deliverance Smith has made up the monthly meet

 

ing account wth [with] Benjamin Howland as appointed – –

 

the Last monthly meeting and there remains in

 

the stock foure pounds seaven shillings an three pence

 

This meeting makes Choice of William Wood to be

 

a visiter — A repoart is made to this meeting

 

Concerning the Disorderly Walking of William Soule

 

juner and Peleg Slocumb juner and Eliezer Slocumb juner

 

Deliverance Smith Judah Smith and Henry Tucker

 

are appointed to inspect into the truth of said report

 

and make return how they find things to the next

 

monthly meeting — Stephen Wilcock and William

 

Wood are appointed to attend the quarterly meeting

 

next — William Wood brings in an account of

 

one hundred and seaventeen pounds of Chees taken

 

from him for his sons not training by William

 

Bowdish Clark of the Western millitary Company

 

in Dartmouth under Nathaniel Soule Leightenant

 

the chees is esteemed worth forty four shillings

 

for three pounds Demanded – –

 

The meeting is adjourned to the 12th Day of ye next month

 
 

The meeting being meet according to adjournment

 

the 12th Day of the 8th month 1715 – –

 

the visiters gives this meeting an account that

 

They have visited the most of the famlyes of

 

friends but not all and they find that some

 

friends Chilldren are much out of order and

 

some famlyes pretty well – –

 

John Tucker and Abram Tucker are Chose to

 

Draw an account to the Quarterly meeting – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friend held at our meet

 

ing hose in Dartmouth the 17th Day of the 8th m 1715

 

There was Collected for the use of friends 00l=5s=0d

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting Called Judah Smith

 

appeared — Rochester Weekly meeting Called not appered

 

James Barker and Eliezabeth Tucker did Lay their

 

intention of marrage with each other before this

 

meeting and they was Desired to wait until the

 

next monthly meeting for their answer – –

 

John Lapham Josiah Merehew [Merihew] are appointed

 

to make Equiry into their Clearnese and make

 

Return to the next monthly meeting – –

 

Deliverance Smith Judah Smith and Henry

 

Tucker they are Still Continued to enquire whi

 

ther the report be true concerning the three

 

young men or not – –

 

Stephen Willcock and William Wood Did attend

 

the Quarterly meeting as they were appointed

 

Abram Tucker and Jon Tucker did send an

 

account to the Quarterly meeting – –

 

Deliverance Smith and Benjamin Howland are

 

appointed to git some addition of seats made

 

In the Galleryes of the meeting House if they

 

Can against the yearly meeting22 – –

 

and the monthly meeting to pay the Charge

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meet

 

ing House in Dartmouth the 21st Day of ye 9th month 1715

 

Dartmouth Weekly meeting Called William Wood and

 

John Lapham appeared — Rochester weekly meeting

 

Called Nicolas Davis appeared – –

 

James Barker and Eliezabeth Tucker came for their

 

answer their answer was that they might proceed

 

to take each other in marrage in the order

 

of truth — John Tucker and William Wood

 

are appointed to see that they accomplish their

 

Marrage according to order and make the return

 

to the next monthly meeting – –

 

A paper presented to this meeting by Robert Tripp

 

signefying that William Bowdish took from him

 

a steer worth 50 shillings for neglecting to train

 

nine Dayes which is allowed to be presented to the

 

Quarterly meeting – –

 

A report to this meeting concerning some friends

 

being somewhat out of order and Deliverance Smith

 

Benjamin Howland and John Lapham and Thomas Taber

 

are appointed to inspect into the truth of the sd report

 

A paper presented to this meeting from Rochester signefy

 

ing that Patience Clefton [Clifton] hath hath had a child

 

with out a husband — John Tucker Tho, Taber are

 

appointed to Draw her condemnation – – – – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meet

 

ing House in Dartmouth the 19th day of the 10th mo - 1715

 

There was Collected for the use of friends 00l-04s=00d

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting Called William Wood and

 

Judah Smith appeared — Rochester weekly meeting Called

 

None appeared — William Wood and John Tucker

 

Gives an account that James Barker and Eliezabeth

 

Tucker Did take each other in marrage in the

 

Order of truth — The friends that was chose

 

The Last meeting to inspect into the truth of

 

The report that was reported of Eliezer Smiths

 

Not beheving him selfe according to our profession

 

is refered to the next monthly meeting – –

 

Thomas Taber Juner and John tucker hath Drawn

 

up Patience Clefton her Condemnation as ordered

 

And it was signed at this meeting and Elisha Wing

 

is ordered to read it at Rochester on a first Day

 

at the end of the meeting of Worship – –

 

It is agreed at this meeting that there shall be

 

a meeting House built on the other side of Cokset

 

river 28 foot wide and 34 foot longue and 16 or 17

 

foot studd — and there is nothing Done as to

 

visiting the Last Quarter – –

 

John Tucker William Wood and Stephen Willcock

 

are chose to attend the Quarterly meeting next

 

John Tucker and Abram Tucker are chose to

 

Draw up an account to the Quarterly meeting

 

John Tucker and Eliezer Slocumb are appointed

 

to procure the friend to keep the meeting

 

House the ensuing year – –

 

And the next monthly meeting is adjourned

 

until the fourth second Day in the next month

 

11 mo=

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

house in Dartmouth the 23 Day of the 11th month 17 15/16 — collected 10£-[?]

 

Dartmouth meeting called William Wood and Judah Smith

 

appeared: The friends that were appointed to attend the quarter

 

=ly meeting have attended according to order

 

Abraham Tucker and John Tucker have drawn up the account

 

to the Quarterly meeting as appointed

 

And the Epistle from the from the Quarterly meeting in ye 8th month and the

 

Epistle from the Last Quarterly meeting was boath of them read and

 

kindly accepted. And Patience Clifton her condemnation was Read as

 

ordered and is as followeth – –

 

Whereas Patience Clifton the Daughter of Savorie Clifton and

 

Dorothy his wife of Rochester in the county of Plymouth in New England

 

having been educated among friends and under the Care of our meeting

 

hath by giving way to the evil one fallen into the unclean sin of

 

fornication (being of Late delivered of a bastard child) to the dishonour

 

of God the reproach of ^the truth and grief of all those amongst us who sincerely

 

Desire ye prosperety of Zion: We are therefore concerned to give forth

 

this as a publick testimony against that wicked and detestable action

 

and do Deny the said Patience Clifton to be one of us the people of God

 

called Quakers Desiring that if it be the will of God Shee may through

 

unfeigned Repentance obtain pardon for this her great wickedness and all

 

other her outgoings – –

 

Given by our men and womens monthly meeting of friends held at our

 

meeting house in Dartmouth the 19th of ye 10th month 1715 :

 

John Tucker

Hezekiah Smith

 
 

Abraham Tucker

Henry Tucker

Ruth Tucker

 

Eleazer Slocum

Thomas Hathaway

Rachel Allen

 

William Wood

Joseph Taber

Hannah Tucker

 

Stephen Willcock

Josiah Merihoo

Elisabeth Russell

 

John Lapham

Wm Wood jun

Mary Lawton

 

Joseph Russell

Jabez Barker

Mary Smith

 

Deliverance Smith

Eliashib Smith

Mary Lapham

 

James Tripp

John Russell

 
 

Judah Smith

Nicolas Lapham

 
 

and James Tripp is Imployed by this meeting to build a meeting house

 

for the use of friends on the west side of Coakset River tharty foot long

 

twenty eight foot wide and 16 or 17 foot studd

 

and the monthly meeting to defray the charge and it is concluded that

 

the house abovesd should be finished by the 15th day of the 8th month next

 

And Benjamin Howland is ordered to pay Jabez Barker for bords

 

that was used about the meeting house 1£-03s=0d out of the stock-

 

The friends that was chose to inspext into the disorder of some

 

friends bring in their account as followeth– –

 

Dartmouth the 20th of the 11th month 1715/16

 

We being chosen by the monthly meeting in the 9th month 1715

 

to enquire concerning Eleazer Smith and Thomas Smith their un

 

=seamly words and behavier at Seth Ropes & we do find that

 

Thos Smith in his words and actions was too light and ary for one

 

professing truth which he readily owned but as to their being in drink

 

we dont find they were and we do advize him for time to come that he

 

be careful that he do not ^speak nor act so as to bring a reproach upon the Truth

 

and the professor of it and we do advize that Hezekiah Smith and

 

John Lapham and all friends to be careful in Reporting anything of

 

friends, and not to strain things beyond what they are but to

 

Consider which will be most for the honour of the Truth

 

Whither to speak or to keep silent

Deliverance Smith

     

  Benjamin Howland

 

The business of Rochester meeting called

fig. 4: Although the first Westport (Acoaxet) Meeting House was finished in 1716, the present structure dates from 1813.

© Copyright Jean Schnell

 

and an account was brought to this meeting of several friends that

 

are deceased at Rochester of late In order to be recorded

 

12 mo=

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting house in Dartmouth

 

the 20th Day of the 12th month 1715/16 –

 

Dartmouth meeting called Judah Smith and Deliverance Smith appeared

 

Rochester meeting called none appeared

 

This ^meeting hath concluded to come to a subscription to pay for the building of

 

the meeting house at Acoxet. and Benjamin Howland hath paid

 

Jabez Barker 1£-03s-00d as appointed at the Last meeting – –

 

And this meeting has appointed Stephen Willcocks and Tho. Taber jun

 

to purchase a piece of Land to set the meeting house upon on the

 

west side of accoxet River – –

 

And this meeting advises the visiters to dillegence in their service

 

So that there may be a full account given to the next monthly meeting

 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting house in Dartmouth

 

the 19th day of the 1st month 1715/16—

 

There was collected for the

 

And Abraham Tucker and John Tucker are appointed to Receive the

 

Collection for accoxet meeting house and to pay it out as there may be

 

need and for as much as it difficult to git small mony it is agreed

 

to have our collection once a Quarter: and to collect for the

 

Quarter past next monthly meeting

 

1716

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting house in

 

Dartmouth the 19th day of the 1st month 1715/16

1 mo=

There was collected for the use of friends 13 shillings – –

 

Dartmouth meeting called Deliverance Smith and Judah Smith appeard

 

Rochester meeting called and none appeard

 

The visiters were called upon to Give in their accounts which they

 

did and is as followeth — That they have visited the most of friends

 

famlyes under their care and their visits for the most part were

 

kindly accepted and in some friends famlies they find things pretty

 

well and in some others not so well as they could Desire

 

where they gave such advice as they thought suitable to their condition

 

Eleazer Slocum and Thomas Taber jun are appointed to attend

 

the Quarterly meeting next

 

and John Tucker & Thos Taber jun are appointed to Draw up an account

 

to the Quarterly meeting how things are among friends relating

 

to Truth – –

 

And it being proposed by some friends to this meeting whither it

 

be agreable to truth to purchase slaves and keep them term of

 

Life wch is refered to ye considration of the Quarterly meeting

 

Benjamin Howland and Deliverance Smith brought in their account

 

of their charge in their building of the new gallery wch is 01£-18s=04d

 

which Benjamin Howland is ordered to pay out of ye stock

 

he is also ordered to pay Judah Smith 13s out of the stock toward

 

keeping the meeting house which sum ye said Benjamin Howland

 

forthwith paid

 

2m=

At a monthly meeting of friends held in Dartmouth the

 

16 day of ye 2d month 1716

 

Dartmouth meeting called Judah Smith and Willim Wood appeared

 

Rochester meeting called & none appeared:

 

And Eleazer Slocum and Thomas Taber Jun hath (attend the quar

 

=terly meeting as appointed) Drawn up an account to the

 

Quarterly meeting as appointed

 

And the Widow Mary Divel desired the advise of this meeting

 

concerning the putting her son an aprentis to Robert Tripp to Learn

 

the trade of a tanner which this meeting doth agree too

 

And the Quarterly meeting Epistle was read and kindly accepted

 

The business of the preparitive meeting is that friends be careful

 

to make their wills for the settlement of their Estates in time

 

3 mo=

At a monthly meeting the 21st day of the 3.d month 1716

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting called Judah Smith and William Soule appeared

 

Rochester weekly meeting called none appeared

 

The business of Dartmouth meeting called and there is no business

 

presented from the preparitive meeting

 

4 mo=

At a monthly meeting of friends held in Dartmouth the 18th day of

 

the 4th month 1716 there was collected for the use of friends 1£-0s=0d

 

Dartmouth weekly meeting called William Wood and Judah Smith

 

appeared: Rochester meeting called Stephen Wing appeared

 

The business of Dartmouth meeting called and the business of Rochester

 

And whereas there is occation of the choise of some friends to be

 

chose to take a deed of some land to set Coakset meeting house upon

 

the meeting makes choice of Stephen Willcocks William Wood

 

Henry Tucker and Tho.s Taber Jun and Joseph Taber to be the person to

 

take sd deed

 

and Eleazer Slocum and William Wood are appointed to attend the

 

Quarterly meeting next: and John Tucker and Tho.s Taber Jun are

 

appointed to draw up an account to the quarterly meeting

 

5 mo=

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting house

 

in Dartmouth the 16th day of ye 5th month 1716

 

Dartmouth meeting called Judah Smith and William Wood appeared

 

Rochester meeting called Nicholas Davis appeared

 

and the two friends that was appointed to attend the Quarterly

 

meeting hath attended as appointed.

 

And John Tucker makes report to this meeting that there was

 

an account Drawn up and sent to the Quarterly meeting – –

 

The business of Dartmouth meeting Called and the business of

 

Rochester meeting called : from Dartmouth meeting no business

 

a paper presented to this meeting signefying that John

 

Sumers hath gone about to take a woman of ye world to wife

 

Contrary to the good ord.er Established among friends and Stephen

 

Willcock Thomas Taber jurn and John Tucker are appointed to speak with

 

sd Sumers to know whither he will condem his outgoing and clear

 

Truth or not and make return of their doings to ye next monthly

 

meeting and the Quarterly meeting epistle was Read at

 

this meeting and kindly accepted – –

 

6 mo=

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting house in

 

Dartmouth ye 20th day of ye 6th month 1716 –

 

Dartmouth meeting called William Wood and Judah Smith appeared

 

Rochester meeting called Elisha Wing appeared

 

And Benjamin Howland and Judah Smith is appointed to see the

 

young cupple declare their intentions of mariage before the month

 

=ly meetings in order: Eleazer Slocum Jun and Deborah Smith the

 

daughter of Delverance Smith boath of Dartmouth did lay their

 

intentions of marriage and they were desired to wait till ye next

 

monthly meeting for their answer and Benjamin Howland and

 

Judah Smith are appointed to inquire into the clearness wth

 

respect to marriage and make Return to the next monthly meet

 

=ing: and those appointed to speak with John Sumers do bring in

 

an account that they have been with him and he justifies his

 

actions wherefore this meeting Concludes that he still Remains under dealing

 

7 mo=

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting house in

 

Dartmouth ye 17 day of the 7th month 1716 – –

 

There was collected for ye use of friends –  –  –  – 00£:-13s:-00d

 

Dartmouth meeting called William Wood and Judah Smith appear

 

=ed: Rochester meeting Called and none appeared

 

The two friends that was chosen the Last monthly meeting to

 

inspect into the two young friends clearness as to mariage make

 

Report that they find nothing but that Eleazer Slocum Jun and

 

Deborah Smith might proceed and Eleazer Slocum Junr and Deborah

 

Smith came for their answer concer concerning their taking

 

each other in marriage and they had their answer that they

 

might take each other in ye Good order of truth and Benjamin

 

Howland and Judah Smith is appointed to see ye mariage solem

 

Solemnized in ye good order ^of truth and make return to ye next

 

monthly meeting. The business of Dartmouth meeting called

 

James Tucker desires a sertificate from this meeting and

 

Jabez Barker and Josiah Merihoo is appointed to make enquiry

 

into his clearness Concerning mariage and conversation and

 

make report how they find things to ye next monthly meeting

 

and provide a sertificate accordingly and this meeting

 

orders Benjam^in Howland to pay Judah Smith 25 Shillings

 

out of the monthly meeting Stock for keeping the meeting house

 

And this meeting is adjourned till ye first sixt day of the week in

 

the 8th month next

 

This meeting being met according to adjournment this 5th day

 

of ye 8th month 1716 the visiters gives this meeting an account

 

that they have visited pretty Generally the famlies of friends

 

belonging to this meeting and in a general way they find

 

things pretty well as far as they said

 

And Abraham Tucker & John Tucker is appointed to draw an account

 

(Shewing how things are amongst us Relating to truths affairs)

 

To ye Quarterly next: and Increase Allen and

 

Abraham Tucker is appointed to attend ye Quarterly meeting next

 

8 mo=

At a monthly meeting of friends held at out meeing house

 

in Dartmouth the 15th day of ye 8th month 1716

 

Dartmouth meeting called Judah Smith appeared

 

Rochester meeting called & none appeared : the business of

 

Dartmouth meeting called and Benjamin Howland and

 

Judah Smith do make report to this meeting that ye marriage

 

between Eleazer Slocum jun and Deborah Smith hath been solem

 

=nized in the good order of truth: and Abraham Tucker and

 

John Tucker hath signified yt they Did draw up an account to

 

ye quarterly meeting as ordered.

 

And Increase Allen hath attended ye Quarterly meeting as

 

ordered: And James Tucker has a certificate signed rela

 

ting to his clearness wth respect to marriage

 

9 mo=

At a monthly meeting held at our meeting house in

 

Dartmouth ye 19th day of ye 9th month 1716:

 

Dartmouth meeting called William Wood and Judah Smith

 

appeared : Rochester meeting called: The minnits of ye

 

yearly meeting Recommended to the Quarterly meeting and

 

So to ye monthly meeting was read by request of ye prepa

 

=ritive meeting Last and ye Quarterly meeting minnits was

 

Read and kindly accepted

 

Rochester no business

 

10 mo=

At a monthly meeting held at our meeting house in Dartmouth

 

by friends, the 17th day of ye 10th month 1716 Dartmouth meeting called

 

William Wood and Judah Smith appeared:

 

Rochester meeting called Stephen Wing appeared

 

The business of Dartmouth meeting called and John Tucker and

 

Eleazer Slocum are chosen to take care of Dartmouth meeting house

 

For the ensuing year and ye visiters were called upon to give an account

 

of their visiting friends fam^ilies and they give no account of any

 

thing done in that service ye Last Quarter.

 

The business of Rochester called and they give an account that

 

John Summers hath taken a wife contrary to ye good order esta

 

=blished amongst friends and this meeting Doth conclude that Judg

 

=ment must go forth against him for that and also for his other

 

disorders wherein he hath gone out of the good order of truth

 

And John Tucker and Thomas Taber junr are appointed to Drw up a

 

paper of condemnation in order to be signed at ye next monthly

 

meeting. And Stephen Wing is chosen to be a visiter for Rochester

 

weekly meeting

 

The matter relating to purchasing slaves Recommend to ye

 

Quarterly meeting being agetated in ye meeting it is concluded by

 

the most of ye meeting that it would be most agreable to our holy

 

profession to forbear for time to come to be any wayes concerned in

 

purchasing any slaves

 

And Eleazer Slocum William Wood & Thos Taber junr are appointed

 

to attend ye Quarterly meeting and John Tucker & Thomas Taber junr

 

are appointed to draw up an acount to ye Quarterly meeting

 

how ye affaires of Truth are amongst us.

 

11 mo=

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting house in

 

Dartmouth ye 21st day of ye 11th month 17 16/17

 

Dartmouth meeting called William Wood and Judah Smith appear

 

=ed Rochester meeting called Stephen Wing appeared

 

The business of Dartmouth meeing called this meeting hath signed

 

a condemnation against John Summers his proseeding in mariage

 

Contrary to ye good order of truth as established among friends

 

And Thomas Taber junr is or ordered to read it in Rochester meeing

 

of worship on a first day of ye week or cause it to be read:

 

This meeting has conculuded to make a subscribtion to pay

 

3£ Due for ye Land where on Coakset meeting house stands

 

And Benjamin Howland is ordered to pay 12£ 6d out of ye meet

 

=ing stock to John Tucker for keeping ye meeting house

 

The business of Rochester meeting called and they give an account

 

that Benjamin Clifton and Sarah Davis have published their

 

intentions of marriage contrary to ye good order of friends and

 

John Tucker and Stephen Willcocks are desired to go and Labour

 

with ym to shew them ye danger of their proceedings

 

12: mo

At a monthly meeting of friend held at our meeting house

 

in Dartmouth ye 18th day of ye 12th month 17 16/17:

 

Dartmouth meeting called William Wood and Eleazer Slocum

 

appeared: Rochester meeting called none appeared:

 

And Thomas Taber Junr has signifyed that he has Read

 

John Summers his condemnation as ordered and is as

 

followeth:

 

Whereas John Summers of Rochester in the county of

 

Plymouth in New England hath for some years made profession

 

of ye Blessed truth as it is held and professed amongst us the people

 

Called Quakers and having been by the ordering providence of

 

God deprived of his wife by her decease hath shown a hafty desire

 

to obtain another Contrary to ye Good order and chast comendable

 

custom among friends in so much that in a few months he did

 

proceed so far wth one not of our proffession to bublished according

 

to the custom of ye contry which action though he proceeded no

 

furtherein therein yet did stand to justifie obstinately Refusing

 

and trampling upon the advice of friends that throgh ye Godly care

 

of ye monthly meeting were sent to advise him concerning that

 

matter and now of Late hath farther appeared in slight and contempt

 

of ye good order established amongst ^us friends

 

Therefore we are concerned to give this forth as a testimony

 

against his out goings denying him to be one in unity with us the

 

people ^of god called ^of god Qukers desiring if it be the will of God he may come

 

to a sence of his out going and through unfeigned repentance

 

Return and find mercy

 

Given forth at our monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth ye 21st day of ye 11th month 17 16/17

 

Stephen Willcock

John Tucker

 

John Lapham

Peleg Slocum

 

Tho- Taber junr

Valentine Huddlestone

 

Benjamin Howland

Abraham Tucker

 

Judah Smith

Nathaniel Howland

 

Thomas Hathaway

Eleazer Slocum

 

Josiah Merihoo

William Wood

 

William Soule

Deliverance Smith

 

And Benjamin Howland hath paid 12 shillings and 6 pence as ordered

 

at the last monthly meeting: and Stephen Willcock and John

 

Tucker hath beea at at Rochester as desired the last monthly

 

meeting but Benjamin Clifton and Sarah Davis had accomplished

 

their mariage before they came there and they could not conve

 

=niently speak wth them: so that matter is refered to ye next

 

monthly meeting

 

The business of Dartmouth meeting called

 

Whereas John Kees sent in a paper to this meeting concerning

 

his not proceeding in marriage with Rachel Allen which this

 

meeting for something therein mentioned doth not approve of

 

nor accept for sattisfaction: And John Tucker and Thos Taber jur

 

is appointed to signify ye reason thereof in behalfe of ye meeting

 

(1717)

1:mo

At a monthly of friends held at our meeting house in –

Dartmouth the: 18:th day of ye— 1st month: 1717:

 

There was collected for ye use of friends —— 0£–12s—06d

 

Dartmouth meeting called Eleazer Slocum and Judah Smiths

 

appeared: Rochester meeting called and none appeared

 

And ye business concer^ning Benjamin Clifton and Sarah

 

Davis is Refered to ye next monthly meeting

 

The business of Dartmouth meeing called and this meeting is

 

ajourned till ye first sixt Day in ye 2d month next

 

This meeting being met according to ajournment:

 

this 5th day of ye 2d month: 1717:

 

the visitters being called upon to give in their account

 

Concerning their visiting friends famelies and their

 

account is as followeth yt they have visited the fami

 

=lies of friends belonging to this meeting in a pretty general

 

way and they dont find but things are pretty well for the

 

most part and they think their visits for the most part

 

well accepted

 

And William Wood and Eleazer Slocum is appointed to

 

attend ye Quarterly meeting next: and Abraham Tucker

 

and John Tucker is appointed to draw up an account to ye

 

Qurterly meeting next.

 

And this meeting is ajourned till ye 10 of the 2d month 1717

 

This meeting being met accord to ajournment

 

this 10th day of ye 2d month 1717:

 

Some suffering allowed at this meeting of Peleg Slocum

 

And Abraham Tucker and John Tucker at Chilmark

 

2:mo=

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

house in Dartmouth ye 15th day of the 2d month 1717

 

Dartmouth meeting called Judah Smith and Eleazer Slocum

 

appeared: Rochester — meeting called none appeared

 

The business Concerning Benjamin Cliffton and Sarah

 

Davis is Refered to the ye next monthly meeting.

 

And William Wood and Eleazer Slocum

 

And John Tucker and Abraham have drawn up an

 

account and sent it to ye quarterly meeting as appoint-

 

=ted And William Wood and Eleazer Slocum hath

 

attended the Quarterly meeting as appointed

 

This meeting hath received and epistel from ye quarter

 

=ly meeting Dated ye 11th of the 11th month: 1716

 

and from ye Quarterly meeting ye 12:th of ye 2:d month 1717

 

and they was boath read and kindly accepted

 

The business of Dartmouth meeting Called and Deliverance

 

Smith hath brought the returne of the survey of

 

ye Land whereon friends meet ing house stands in

 

Ponaganset vilage and is ordered to be recorded in ye packigers

 

Records and friends to pay for ye Recording

 

3:mo=

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting house in

 

Dartmouth the: 20th day of ye 3d month : 1717:

 

Dartmouth meeting called William Wood and Josiah Smith appeared

 

Rochester meeting called Elisha Wing appeared

 

and Eleazer Slocum and and Deliverance Smith and Judah Smith

 

is appointed to speak wth Timothy Davis and his wife to know whither

 

they have kept ymselves clear in their testimony in the marriage

 

of their daughter Sarah Davis with Benjamin Clifton contrary to

 

the good order established amongst friends and also to speak wth ye abovesd

 

Benjamin Clifton and Sarah to know how it hath been that they

 

have proceeded in marriage Contrary to ye good order of friends

 

and the friends to make return to ye next monthly meeting how

 

they find things:

 

And this meeting makes choice of Griffin Owen and Peleg Slocum

 

and Eleazer Slocum to Draw up some account to Walter Newbury

 

concerning a Late act for ye maintainance of ministers and Desire

 

him to take ye sd act along with him to old England and delier it to

 

John Whiteing or some other friends yt he shall think suitable:

 

And our freinds Griffin Owen and John Saltkite[?] was at this meeting

 

and their service was kindly accepted and they shewed ther

 

certificates and they was well approved.23

 

4 mo=

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting house

 

in Dartmouth the 24th day of ye 4th month 1717:

 

There was collected for the use of friends –  –  –  – 01£=05s=01d

 

Dartmouth meeting called Judah Smith and Deliverance Smith

 

appeared: Rochester meeting called. and none appeared

 

Edward Wing and Sarah Tucker did signify to this meeting their

 

intentions of taking each other in marriage if ye Lord permitt

 

and Josiah Merihoo and Henry Tucker is appointed to see into

 

their clearness and bring in the^ir answer how the find things to

 

the next monthly meeting.

 

And whereas Eleazer Slocum Deliverance Smith and Judah Smith

 

have not been wth Timothy Davis and his wife and Benjamin

 

Clifton and his wife according to ye order of the Last monthly

 

meeting they are continued to Do sd business and to bring in their

 

account to ye next monthly meeting:

 

The visiters being called upon say that little has been done in

 

visiting y:e Last Quarter:

 

John Tucker and Tho- Taber junr are appointed to draw up an account

 

to y:e Quarterly meeting John Tucker and Stephen Willcocks and

 

Eleazer Slocum are appointed to attend ye Quarterly meeting

 

and the (meeting have the) meeting have made up the accompts

 

with Benjamin Howland and there remains in ye stock: 1£=02s=11d

 

and this dayes collection which is aforesd –  –  –  – 1 = 03 = 0

 

And Benjamin Howland is to pay 22 Shillings to Wm Wood

 

for mony that he paid toward ye Land whereon Coakset meeing

 

house stand; which he forth with paid:

 

And Benjamin Howland is also ordered to pay 21 Shillings out of

 

the Stock to Eleazer Slocum for keeping ye meeting house

 

5 mo=

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting house

 

in Dartmouth the 15th day of ye 5th month 1717:

 

Dartmouth meeting called Eleazer Slocum and Judah Smith

 

appeared: Rochester meeting caled Elisha Wing appeared

 

Edward Wing and, Sarah Tucker ap Came before this meeting

 

for their answer and desired the meetings answer with respect

 

to their intentions of mariage which they laid before the Last

 

monthly meeting and the meeting answers that theyings being

 

Clear they may proceed in the good order of truth between this

 

and the next monthly meeting

 

And Benjamin Howland and Eleazer Slocum and John Tucker

 

are appointed to see it accomplished:

 

And Eleazer Slocum Deliverance Smith and Judah Smith have

 

been with Timothy Davis and Benjamin Clifton as appointed and

 

have discoursed them concerning the sd Cliftons taking his wife

 

out of ye order of truth as it is established amongst friends and

 

said Benjamin Clifton justefies him selfe in his taking his Wife

 

and this meeting makes chore of Tho: Taber junr and John Tucker

 

to draw up their condemnation against next monthly meeting

 

and John Tucker hath drawn up an account to the Quarterly

 

meeting                  as appointed                 

 

And Stephen Wilcocks and John Tucker hath attended ye Quarterly

 

meeting as appointed and Benjamin Howland has paid 21£: out of

 

the meetings stock to Eleazer Slocum for keeping the meeting

 

house as ordered. The friends of Rochester preparetive meeting

 

deisre the assitance of this meeting toward the orderly setling

 

the Land whereon their meeting house stands and the house also and

 

the^ir burying ground place: and the meeting advises that they have as

 

soon as may be the sd house and lands made over to some perticular

 

friends in the usual method among friends in such cases and the per

 

=sons nominated by the meeting are Savory Clifton Stephen Wing

 

Nicolas Davis Thos Hathaway: and Joseph Taber and John Tucker and

 

Tho- Taber Junr are ordered to be helpful to them in accomplishing the

 

work:    and the Epistle from London yearly meeting and our last

 

quarterly meeting were read and kindly accepted and the matter

 

in the Quarterly meeting epistle concerning slaves is refered to

 

the next monthly meeting:

 

And this meeting Doth agree to come to further subscrption to

 

=wards ye defraying the charge of Coakset meeting house

 

and whereas James Howland is about to take a wife out of

 

the good order of truth to ye trouble of friends, the meeting appoints

 

Benjamin Howland and Eleazer Slocum to Let him know ye mind of

 

the meeting and to advise him in the matter:

 

6mo=

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting house

 

In Dartmouth ye 19th day of ye 6 month 1717

 

Dartmouth meeting called Deliverance Smith and Judah Smith

 

appeared: Rochester meeting called Elisha Wing appeared

 

nothing being done concerning Rochester meeting house and Land

 

about it it is refered to next monthly meeting and John Tucker

 

and Benjamin Howland do give account that Edward Wing and

 

Sarah Tucker have taken each other in marriage according to

 

ye Good order of truth: The business relating to James Howlands

 

taking a wife out of ye order as friends is refered to the next

 

monthly meeting and ye matter relating to Slaves refered from

 

ye quarterly meeting to ye Consideration of this meeting being

 

spoken to it is refered to ye next monthly meeting

 

And Stephen Wilcocks Deliverance Smith Benjamin Howland

 

Abraham Tucker and Thos Taber Junr are ordered to draw up

 

something relating to that matter for the meeting to sign if

 

they approve of it and the condemnation of Benjamin Clifton

 

and his wife is signed and Elisha Wing is appointed to read it at

 

the conclution of their meeting of worship on a first Day-

 

And the friends of Coakset vilage having Desired to have a meeting

 

of worship every first day it is allowed that they may for time to

 

come have a meeting according to their desire and John Summers

 

of Rochester having signifyed to this meeting his desire to come in

 

=to unity again wth friends and hath sent a paper to this meeting

 

to signify ye same the meeting hath appointed John Tucker an

 

Elisha Wing to speak with him in order to know his sincerity

 

and make report to ye next monthly meeting – –

 

And some friends sufferings being sent from Rochester are read

 

and approved to be sent to ye Quarterly meeting

 

7 mo:

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting house

 

in Dartmouth ye 16:th day of ye 7th month 1717

 

Dartmouth meeting Called William Wood and Benjamin Howland

 

appeared: Rochester meeting called Stephen Wing appeared

 

Eleazer Slocum and Thos Taber Junr are chose to draw up a

 

condemnation against James Howlands Disorderly walking

 

proceeding in marriage and present it to ye next monthly meeting

 

to be signed: and Elisha Wing has Read Benjamin Clifton and his

 

Wives condemnation: which is a followeth -

 

Whereas Benjamin Clifton the son of Savory Clifton of

 

Rochester in the county of Plymouth in New England and

 

Sarah Davis daughter of Timothy Davis of sd Rochester being

 

boath friends children yet have proceeded in mariage to each other

 

contrary to ye good order established among friends on that account

 

and contrary to their parents consent especially ye parents of

 

the said Benjamin Clifton – –

 

Therefore we are concerned to give forth this as a publick

 

testimony against their disorderly proceedings denying ^them to be of

 

us the people called Quakers desiring that if it be the will of God

 

they may come to a sense of their out goings and find money

 

Given forth at our monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth the 19th day of ye 6th month 1717

 

Increase Allen

Henry Tucker

Mary Lapham

 

Peleg Slocum

Nicolas Lapham

Hannah Tucker

 

John Tucker

Nathaniel Howland

Rachel Allen

 

Joseph Russell

Benjamin Howland

Mary Laton

 

Stephen Willcock

Judah Smith

Mehetabel Burrel

 

Elisha Wing

Joseph Russell: Junr

Mary Lapham Junr

 

William Wood

Ruth Tucker

Phebe Tucker

 

John Lapham

Mary Slocum

Mary Russell

 

Deliverance Smith

Hephzibah Hathaway

Mary Smith

 

And John Tucker and Elisha Wing not having spoke wth John Sum

 

=mers as ordered the Last monthly meeting it is refered to the next

 

monthly meeting the friends appointed to draw up something

 

Relating to Slaves to send to ye Quarterly meeting have done it

 

and it being read the meeting doth approve of it and appoint

 

John Tucker and Thomas Taber Junr to Sign it in behalfe of ye meeting

 

and Thomas Taber Junr and Stephen Willcock is appointed to attend ye ^ordered to give the

 

Quarterly meeting an account how the affairs of truth are

 

amongst us and it is proposed to offer to ye quarterly meeting whither

 

it may not be well for friends not to sue any at Law or suffer them

 

selves to be sued without the advice of ye monthly meeting they belong to

 

it it can be or otherwise the advice of some substantial friends24

 

The collection is refered to ye next monthly meeting – – – – –

 

8 mo

At a monthly meeting ^of friends held at our meeting house in Dartmouth

 

the 21st day of ye 8th month 1717

 

Dartmouth meeting called William Wood appeared

 

Rochester meeting called none appeared

 

Daniel Goddard of Marshfield and Mary Tripp the daughter

 

of James Tripp have laid their intentions of mariage before this

 

meeting and they are desired to wait till ye next monthly meet

 

for their answering

 

And William Wood and Stephen Willcock are ordered to inquire

 

into their clearness with respect to mariage and give an

 

account to ye next monthly meeting:

 

Elisha Wing and John Tucker is still continued to speak with

 

John Summers: And Thomas Taber junr hath attended ye Quar

 

=terly meeting as appointed and Thos Taber junr and John Tucker

 

hath signed a paper relating to slaves as appointed:

 

And John Tucker and Thomas Taber Junr hath drawn up an

 

account to ye Quarterly meeting as appointed:

 

And James Howlands condemnation is refered to ye next month

 

=ly meeting and the same persons wth Benjamin Howland are

 

ordered to draw it up against sd meeting The Quarterly

 

meeting Epistle was read and kindly accepted

 

9th mo:

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting house

 

in Dartmouth ye 18th day of ye 9th month 1717.

 

Dartmouth meeting called William Wood and Judah Smith

 

appeared: Rochester meeting called Elisha Wing appeared

 

There was Collected for ye use of friend – – 1£-04s=04d

 

The friends that were appointed ye last monthly meeting to

 

inquire into Daniel Goddards and Mary Tripps Clearness as to

 

marriage do make report that they find nothing but that they

 

may proceed and said Goddard has brought a certificate from

 

the monthly meeting of friends at Pembrook25 wch signifies

 

their allowance of his proceeding and his clearness as to

 

marriage he also brought a few lines from his father and

 

mother wch signifies their consent to his present proceedings

 

And ye said Daniel Goddard and Mary Tripp presented them selves

 

before this meeting desiring friends answer as to their intentions

 

Laid before ye last monthly meeting and they were answered that

 

nothing appearing to hinder they might proceed in the order

 

of truth and William Wood and John Tucker are appointed to see

 

it accomplished accordingly.

 

And Isaac Howland ye Son of Benjamin Howland and

 

Hannah Allen ye daughter of Ebenezer Allen did lay their in

 

=tentions of mariage before this meeting and they are desired

 

To wait till ye next monthly meeting for their answer and

 

Deliverance Smith and Judah Smith are appointed to inquire

 

into their clearness with respect to mariage and give account

 

to ye next monthly meeting

 

And John Tucker and Elisha Wing are still continued to speak

 

wth John Summers: and James Howlands condemnation is drawn

 

up approved and signed and John Tucker is ordered to read it or

 

cause it to be read between this and next monthly – –

 

The business of Dartmouth preparitive meeting called

 

Rochester preparitive meeting business called no business

 

presented: and there being a paper presented to this meeting

 

from John Summers and it being read Nathaniel Howland

 

and Deliverance Smith and Thos Taber Junr are appointed to

 

write an answer to it and send it to him as soon as may be

 

10: mo:

At a monthly meeting held at our meeting house in Dartmouth

 

the 16th day of ye 10th month 1717:

 

There was collected for ye use of friends 16 shillings

 

Dartmouth meeting called Judah Smith appeared: Rochester

 

meeting Called and none appeared – –

 

And Isaac Howland and Hannah Allen having laid their intenti

 

=ons of marriage before ye Last monthly meeting did now present

 

them selves desiring ye meetings answer and the meeting not

 

having so good an account of ye young womans having: having having

 

her parents consent as ought to be do answer them that they may

 

proceed in ye good order of truth between this and ye next monthly meet

 

=ing provided that they then bring an account of her parents consent

 

James Howlands Condemnation has been read according to ye order of

 

the Last monthly meeting and is as followeth________________________

 

Whereas James Howland the son of Nathaniel Howland and Rose

 

his wife of Dartmouth in the county of Bristol in ye province of ye

 

Massachusets Bay in New England hath from his childhood been

 

Educated amongst friends his father and mother being both of ye

 

people called quakers yet hath in slight of friends and the good

 

advice and counsel by them given him and in contept of the good

 

Order established among friends proceeded to take a wife in the common

 

way of other people we are therefore concerned to give this forth a pub

 

=lick testimony against said Disorderly action and do deny the said James

 

Howland to be one of us ye people called qukers truly desiring that he

 

may return and find mercy wth God and tenderly all friends Children

 

to beware of giving way to the inducements of Satan Least they be

 

led forth to scorn friends and ye testimony of ye Blessed Truth as it

 

has been delivered through great tribulations even to the sealing of it

 

with the blood of many faithful witnesses surely wo will be the portion

:

of these that can Slightly trample upon thereon and by whome the testimo

 

=ny of the Blessed truth may fall in the Street in any perticuler unless

 

by true and unfeigned repentance they return to God which that

 

every disorderly and disobedient one may do is our sincere desire

 

given forth at our monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

house in Dartmouth ye: 18th day of ye: 9th month 1717:

 

John Tucker

Benjamin Howland

Thos Smith

 

Abraham Tucker

Josiah Merihoo

Wm Soule

 

Peleg Slocum

Elisha Wing

Thos Taber Junr

 

Stephen Willcock

Thomas Hathaway

Henry Tucker

 

William Wood

Joseph Russell

Jabez Barker

 

And Deliverance Smith and Josiah Smith are appointed to see

 

the abovesaid cupple that Isaac Howland and Hannah Allen

 

accomplish their marriage in the good order of truth

 

And John Tucker and Stephen Willcock are appointed to attend the

 

Quarterly meeting next the visiters of Dartmouth meeting being

 

Called upon they give no account: and John Tucker and Eleazer

 

Slocum are ^appointed to take care of the meeting house for ye year following

 

And John Tucker and Thos Taber junr are appointed to draw upon

 

account to ye Quarterly meeting

 

and whereas Daniel mosher makes a complaint to this meeting

 

that Nathaniel Howland has wronged him This meeting makes

 

Choice of Deliverance Smith Jabez Barker and Wm Soule to

 

heare the matter and make up the differance if they can and

 

if they cannot to make report to the next monthly meeting

 

The friends appointed to see Daniel Goddard and Mary Tripp

 

solemnize their mariage in the Good order of truth

 

say that it was so accomplished as far as they said – – – – –

 

1717/18

11:mo:

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting house in Dartmouth

the 20th day of ye: 11th month: 177/18: Dartmouth meeting called Judah Smith

 

and William Wood appeared: Rochester meeting called none appeared

 

Deliverance Smith and Judah Smith being called upon to give an

 

account how Isaac Howland and Hannah Allens marriage was carri

 

=ed on and they say in Good order as far as they know:

 

And John Tucker hath attended ye Quarterly meeting as appointed

 

Thomas Taber Jun and John Tucker did Draw up an account to ye Quarter

 

=ly meeting as appointed: the men that were chosen to make

 

inspection into ye Differance between Daniel Mosher and Nathaniel

 

Howland makes report to this meeting that ye sd Mosher refuses

 

to Lave the whole differance to them Therefore th