book iii: 1762–1785

Note:

Minutes for 10th mo. 1762 through 1 mo. 1773 follow here, balance will continue in Volume 2.

fig. 7: Apponegansett Friends Monthly Meeting Records, Book III, 1762–1785, opening page. Courtesy of the Dartmouth at Smith’s Neck Monthly Meeting.

[This volume starts with page 13]

10th mo. 1762

At a monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 18

 

day of the 10th month 1762, Ponaganset Meeting Called

Samuel Shove

Answer

James Shearman & Caleb Russell present, for Coakset Joshua Devel [Davol]

present, Samuel Shove & Rebecah Tucker jr did appear

 

for their Answer, and their Answer was that they might

 

proceed to take each other in Marriage in some Convenient

 

time between this and the next Monthly Meeting observing

 

the good order Established amongst us in the performance

 

thereof, and Joseph Smith & Paul Russell are appointed to

 

see their Marriage Consumated & make Report to the next

 

Monthly Meeting;

Adam Mott’s

Proposel of

Marriage

Adam Mott jur. and Rachel Rider did lay their Intentions

of Marriage, and were desired to wait till the next Monthly

Meeting for their Answer, and Joseph Tucker Joseph Smith

 

are appointed to Enquire into the young mans Clearness as

 

to Marriage and Conversation and make Report to the next

 

Monthly Meeting;

Jacob Chases

Case Refer’d

the Matter concerning Jacob Chase is refer’d to the next

monthly Meeting;

E. Mosher accepted

this Meeting doth Conclude to accept of Ebenezar Mosher

 

to be one in unity with us and under our Care – –

Complaints

against

Archapas Hart

a Testimony to

be drawn against him

Whereas Archapas Hart hath declined attending Meetings

for Religious worship and Discipline, and he hath been Sufficien

tly dealt with by the Visitors and Monthly Meeting, and he

Still Continues in the above said disorder, therefore we Can

do no less than bear a Testimony against him, therefore this

 

Meeting doth appoint Joseph Smith and Barnabas Mosher

 

to draw a paper of Denial against him and bring it to

 

the next Monthly Meeting;

Reporting from

Quarterly

meeting

The Friends appointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting

Signify that they attended it, and Conveyed the Epistle and

Queries as appointed, This Meeting Received an Epistle from the

 

Quarterly Meeting which was Read and well accepted;

Friends to

over see yearly

meeting

This Meeting doth appoint Caleb Russell, Wm Sanford, Joseph

Smith, Danl. Russell, and Barnabas Mosher to have an Inspecti

=on over the Galleries & Seats at our fall Meeting; and Joshua

 

Devel [Davol], Othniel Tripp, Joseph Tripp and Philip Tripp are appointed

 

for the Same Service at Coakset Meeting

 

11 mo.

1762

At a monthly Meeting Held in Dartmouth the 15th

of the 11th mo, 1762, Ponaganset Meeting Called Paul Rus

 

sell and W,m Barker present, for Coakset Philip Tripp and

 

Israel Wood present;

Thomas Russell

proposal of marriage

Thos Russell and Edith Shearman did lay their Intentions

of Marriage, and were desired to wait till the next monthly

 

Meeting for their Answer, and Joseph Smith and Paul Russell

 

are appointed to make Inquiry into the young mans Clearness

 

as to Marriage and Conversation, and make Report to the

 

next monthly Meeting;

Report of

Samuel Shove

marriage

The friends appointed to See Samll Shove and Rebeckah Tucker

Marriage Consumated, make Report that they attended the

Marriage and Saw nothing but that it was accomplished in

 

Good Order, – –

Adam Mott,s

answer Refer’d

Adam Mott and Rachel Rider not appearing for their

Answer, the matter is Refer’d to the next Monthly Meeting

Case of Jacob Chase refered

the matter Concerning Jacob Chase is Refered to the next Mon[thly] Meeting;

 

There was a paper of Denial brought to this Meeting aga[inst]

Archapas Hart

paper Refered

Archapas Hart which is Refered to the next monthly Mee[ting]

The Friends appointed to See that the people behave order[ly]

yearly meetg overseers report

in the Galleries and Seats, Signified that they have discharge[d]

 

their trust;

Natll Howland

Certificate

Whereas, Nathll Howland hath Returned his Certificate to

this Meeting from the Oblong, therefore this Meeting hath

 

Signed another for him

 

12th Mo

1762

At a monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth on the [10?]

day of the 12th month 1762; Ponaganset Meeting Called

 

Peleg Smith and Abraham Tucker present, for Coakset non[e]

Adam Mott Clearness

present; the Friends Appointed to Enquire into Adam Mo[tt’s]

 

Clearness, Make Report that they do not find anything to

 

hinder his Proceeding in Marriage

Thomas Russell’s

Clearness

The friends appointed to make Enquiry into Thos Russell’s

Clearness, make Report that they do not find any thing to

 

hinder his proceeding in Marriage

Adam Mott’s

Answer

Adam Mott and Rachel Rider, did appear for their

Answer, and their answer was, that they might proceed

 

in Marriage, in Some Convenient time between this and the

 

next monthly Meeting, observing the Good Order Esta

 

=blished amongst us in the performance thereof, and

 

Paul Russell and Joseph Smith are appointed to See their

 

Marriage Consumated in Said order and make report

 

to the next monthly Meeting,

Thos Russell’s Answer

Thos Russell and Edith Shearman did appear for their

 

answer and their answer was that they might prceed

 

in Marriage in Some Convenient time between this and

 

the next monthly Meeting Observing the Good order Esta=

 

=blished among us in the performance thereof, and Wm

 

Sanford and David Smith are appointed to See their Mar=

 

=riage Consumated in Said Order and make Report to the

 

next monthly Meeting;

Ebene2zar

Mosher

Proposal of marriage

Ebenezar Mosher and Jane Craw did lay their intentions

of Marriage, and were desired to wait till the next Monthly

Meeting for their Answer, and Barnabas Mosher and

 

David Shepherd are appointed to make inquiry into the

 

young mans Clearness, as to Marriage and Conversation and

 

make Report to the next monthly Meeting;

 

The matter Concerning Jacob Chase is Refer’d to the next

Case of

Archapus Hart

refer’d

monthly Meeting;

The matter Concerning Archapus Hart is Refered to the

next monthly Meeting;

Thos Smith To

request a

Certificate

whereas Thos Smith Jur Requests a few lines by way of

Certificate to the monthly Meeting at Nantucket, Certify=

=ing his Clearness as to Marriage and Conversation, therefor

 

this Meeting doth appoint Wm Sanford and Wm Barker

 

to make inquiry into his Clearness and draw a Certificate

 

for him if they think proper and bring it to the next monthly Meeting;

Adjourn

This Meeting doth Adjourn to the 10th Hour tomorrow in the

 

fore noon;

 

This Meeting met according to adjournment the 21s of

 

the 12th month 1762, the Representatives being Called for

 

Ponaganset Abraham Tucker present, for Coakset none pres[ent]

 

whereas the Friends appointed at Coakset preparative

 

Meeting to attend this Meeting hath neglected to attend as

 

appointed, therefore this Meeting doth appoint Philip Trip

 

and Christopher Gifford to treat with them to know the

 

Reasons why they did not attend and make report to the

 

next monthly Meeting;

D. Devels Request

to Come under

friends Care

Whereas David Devel [Davol] Requests to Come under friends Care

which this Meeting thinks proper to Refer to the next monthl[y]

Meeting, and Christopher Gifford and Philip Tripp are appoint[ed]

 

to treat with him and make Report to the next Monthly

 

Meeting;

Elders

appointed

Peter Devel [Davol] & Philip Tripp are appointed Elders in the

Church by this Meeting

Request of Sandwic[h]

Monthly Meeting.

Whereas Sandwich Monthly Meeting Requests of this Meetin[g]

to Give a List of all the friends living to the Eastward of

 

Quitionnet River Set off by the yearly Meeting (and also

 

if there be any under transgression before Set off by the above

 

Said Meeting [^ that] this Meeting deal with them) which we

 

think to be out of our Jurisdiction and therefore Refer to the

Friends to attend Quar

terly meet

ings

Quarterly Meeting for advice in that particular – –

Joseph Tucker, Abraham Tucker, Humphrey Smith,

Caleb Russell and Philip Tripp are Appointed Represen

 

=tatives to attend our Quarterly Meeting, and they to dr[aw]

 

an Epistle to the Same and bring it to the adjournment of the Meeting;

To Settle

with Trea

surer

David Smith and Wm Barker are appointed to mak[e]

up Accounts with the Treasurer, and make Report to

the next monthly Meeting;

D. Smith

Treasurer

David Smith is Appointed Treasurer in the place of the

former Treasurer

overseers of the

meeting House apointed.

Seth Shearman and John Potter are Appointed to have the

Care of the Meeting House, and also to Agree with Somebod[y]

 

to keep the House, and make fires when Necessary;

L. Barkers Certificate

Lydia Barker wife to David Barker hath brought a

 

Certificate to this Meeting from the monthly Meeting of

 

Swanzey which was read and Accepted;

 

This Meeting is adjourned to the 7th day of next month

 

This Meeting being Met according to adjournment the 7th

 

day of the First Mo 1763, Ponaganset Called Abraham

 

Tucker and Peleg Smith present, for Coakset none present

Queries

Answered

the Queries have been read, and Answers made by the

Visitors, and they are ordered to be Sent up by the Representative

Job Russell Req

uest a Certi

ficate

Job Russell Enforms this Meeting that he desires a few lines

by way of Certificate to the monthly Meeting of Swanzey

Certifying his Clearness as to Marriage and Conversation,

 

therefore this Meeting doth Appoint Caleb Russell and David

 

Smith to make Enquiry, and draw a Certificate for him if they

 

think proper and bring it to the next monthly Meeting;

Epistle to Quar

terly meeting

This Meeting hath Sent up an Epistle to the Quarterly Meeting

by the Representatives which was Signed in this Meeting

 

1 month

1763

At a monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 17th

of the first month 1763, Ponaganset Called Paul Russell s present

 

for Coakset  Joseph Tripp present, the Friends appointed to

Ebenezer Mosher

Clearness

make Enquiry into Ebenezer Moshers Clearness make

Report that they do not find anything to hinder his proceed-

 

ing in Marriage,

Eben Mosher answer

Ebenezer Mosher and Jane Craw did Appear for their

 

Answer and their Answer was, that they might proceed

 

to take each other in Marriage in Some Convenient times

 

between this and the next Monthly Meeting, (Observing the

 

and Joseph Smith and Barnabas Mosher are apointed to

 

See their Marriage Consumated in Good order, and make

 

Report to the next Monthly Meeting;

[R]eport of

Adam Motts

marriage

the friends Appointed to See Adam Mott and Rachel Riders

Marriage Consumated, make Report, that they attended the

the Marriage and Saw nothing but that it was Acom=

Report of

Thos Russells marriage

plished in Good order; Likewise the friend, Appointed to see

Thos Russell and Edith Shearmans Marriage Consumated

 

make Report that they Attended the Marriage and Said

 

nothing but that it was accomplished orderly – –

 

The matter Concerning Jacob Chase Refered to the next

Case of Ar=

=chapas Hart

refer’d

monthly Meeting;

The matter Concerning Archapas Hart is Refer’d to

the next monthly Meeting; – –

Certificate for

Thomas Smith

There was a Certificate Signed in this Meeting for Thos. Smith jr.

Certifying his Clearness as to Marriage and Conversation to the -

 

Monthly Meeting of Nantucket;

Report of

Quarterly meeting

Whereas there was five friends Appointed to attend the Quarterly

Meeting, they being Called upon at this Meeting, three make

 

Report that they attended as Appointed, and the other two

 

make Satisfactory Excuses;

 

This Meeting Received an Epistle from the Quarterly Meeting

 

which was read to Good Satisfaction;

Quishnet friends to be

Set off by List

The Quarterly Meeting hath Concluded that this Meeting Give

a List of all the Friends Living at the Eastward Side of

 

Quishnet River, and also that this Meeting deal with the

 

Transgressers, therefore Abraham Tucker and Caleb Russell

 

are appointed to prepare a List of the above sd friends that

 

they find to stand Clear, and also to deal with those friends

 

that they find under transgression

D. Cornels Request to

Come under

friends Care

Whereas Daniel Cornel Requests to be taken under friends Care

and also his Children, therefore this Meeting doth Appoint

Joseph Tucker and Peleg Smith and Daniel Russell to

 

discourse with him, and make Report to the next monthly Meetin[g]

adjourn

This Meeting Adjourns to the last fourth day in this Month – –

mett

This ^[Meeting][inserted] being met according to Adjournment the 26

 

of the first month 1763; the Representatives being Called

 

for Ponaganset Paul Russell and James Shearman

 

present, for Coakset Israel Wood present – –

about frinds

not attending

The friends Appointed to treat with Joseph Tripp and Wm

Macumber (for not attending the monthly Meeting when

 

appointed by the preparitive Meeting) not being both present

 

to make report, therefore this Meeting doth appoint Othniel

 

Tripp and Philip [ ^Tripp] to talk with them and make report to the

 

next monthly Meeting;

The Case of David Devel referd

The mtter Concerning David Devel [Davol] is Refer’d to the next

 

monthly Meeting, and Othnial Tripp and Philip Tripp are

 

appointed to talk with him and make report to the next

 

monthly Meeting

Settling with

Treasurer referd

The Friends that was Appointed to make up accounts with

the Treasurer not being present therefore the matter is

 

Refered to the next monthly Meeting;

Certificate for

Job Russell

there was a Certificate signed in this Meeting for Job Russell

to the monthly Meeting of Swanzey Certifying his Clearness

 

as to Marriage and Conversation;

 

This Meeting Appoints Abraham Tucker, Joseph Tucker,

 

David Smith and Job Russell to peruse the monthly Meeting

To Revise the minutes

Minutes to see what they think proper to be put on Record

 

and make Report to the next monthly Meeting

 

2,d mo:

1763

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth

the 21 of the 2,d month 1763, Ponaganset Called

 

Joseph Smith & Caleb Russell present, for Coakset Peter

 

Dewel [Davol] and Philip Tripp present,

John Diling=

hams proposal of marriage

John Dillingham and Ruth Gifford did lay their Intentions

of Marriage before this Meeting, and were desired to wait til

 

the next monthly Meeting for their Answer

[R]eport of Eben

Mosher’s marriage

the friend, Appointed to See Ebenezer Mosher and Jean

Craws Marriage Consumated, make Report that they

 

attended the Marriage and Saw nothing but that it

 

was Accomplished in Good order;

Jacob

Chase

the matter of Jacob Chases is Refered to the next monthly Meeting

the matter of Archapas Harts is Referd to the next monthly Meeting;

List of frinds

[sent?] of to Sand=

wich not accom

[p]lished

whereas the friends Appointed to prepare a List of the

friends Living to the Eastward Side of Quitionet River

that they Shall find Stand Clear, and also to deal

with those under transgression, have Signified to this

 

Meeting that they have not done it, therefore this

 

Meeting doth Appoint Joseph Tucker Caleb Russell and

 

Joseph Smith for the Same purpose and they to make Report

 

to the next monthly Meeting

Daniel Cornel

& Children

received

The friends Appointed to talk with Daniel Cornel make

a Satisfactary Report to this Meeting, therefore this me[eting]

doth accept of D. Cornel to be under our Care and also all

 

his Children now under age

 

The monthly, Meeting of women friends Inform us that the[y]

S. Wood and E.

Slocum Rec’d

have Received Sinthia wood and Elizabeth Slocum to be

under their Care and this Meeting doth Concur with the Same

David Devel Case referd

The matter Concerning David Devel [Davol] is Refer’d to the next

 

monthly Meeting;

Settled with

Treasurer

the friends Appointed to Make up Accounts with the Treasu[rer]

make Report that they have done it and there Remai[n]

 

in the Stock 12s.1d old tener

minutes Revised

The Friends Appointed to Review the monthly [^ meeting] Minutes

 

in order for them to Go to Record, make Report that they

 

have done According to Appointment;

 

This Meeting has Collected £8=10s:10d Old tener and this Meeti[ng]

Order to pay Jonath Hussey

orders the Treasurer to pay Jonathan Hussey three Dollars for

 

keeping the Meeting House half a year, and make Report

 

to the next monthly Meeting;

Visitors

appointed

This Meeting Appoints Peter Devel [Davol] and Philip Trip Visi[tors]

for Coakset the year Ensuing and Caleb Russell for the Same

 

Service in Ponaganset

Elihu Russell

proposal of

marriage

Elihu Russell and Elizabeth Slocum did Lay their Intention

of Marriage before this Meeting and were desired to wait till

the next monthly Meeting for their Answer and Humphr[ey]

 

Smith and Paul Russel are Appointed to make Inquiry

 

into the young mans Clearness as to Marriage and Conver

 

=sation and make Report to the next monthly Meeting

 

[3]d mo:

1763

At a monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 25th of the

3d mo: 1763, Ponaganset meeting Called Joseph Smith &

 

Wm Anthony ju. present, for Coakset Joseph Tripp &

 

Israel Wood present – –

Jn Dillingham

[C]ertificate

John Dillingham produced a Certificate to this Meeting from

Sandwich monthly meeting which was read and accepted -

Jn Dillingham

[a]nswer

John Dillingham and Ruth Gifford did appear for their answer

and their answer was that they might proceed to take each

 

other in Marriage in some Convenient time between this

 

and the next monthly meeting observing the Good order

 

Established among us, in the performance thereof, and

 

Joseph Tucker and Joseph Smith are appointed to see there

 

Marriage Consumated in Said order, and make Report thereof

[E]lihu Russells

answer

to the next monthly Meeting; Elihu Russel, Clearness was Reported as usual

Elihu Russell and Elizabeth Slocum did likewise appear for

 

their answer, and their answer was in like manner with the

 

former, and, Humphrey Smith and Paul Russell are appointed

 

to see their th Marriage Consumated in like order and make

 

Report thereof to the next monthly Meeting – –

 

Henry Smith and Sinthia wood did likewise appear for

 

their Answer and their Answer was likewise the

 

Same with the former.

Henry Smiths

proposal of

marriage

Henry Smith and Sinthia wood did lay their Intention

of Marriage before this Meeting, and were Defered, to wait

untill the next monthly Meeting for their Answer.

 

and John Russell and W.m Anthony ju: are apointed to [?]

 

Inquiry in^[to] the young mans Clearness as to Marriage and

 

Conversation and make Report to the next monthly Meeting

J. Chases paper

Accept:

This meeting doth Conclude to accept of Jacob Chases paper

of Condemnation for Satisfaction for his outgoing Provided he

 

Read it or Get Some friend to Read it at the Close of a first

 

day meeting for worship and be present

 

The matter Concerning Archapas Hart is Refered to the

 

next monthly Meeting

List of friends

Sandwich

Quarter prepard

The friends appointed to prepare a list of those friends

Living at the eastward Side of Quishnet River that they

Shall find Stand Clear have prepared Sd So List and it hath

 

been Signed in this meeting by the Clerk – –

D. Daval &

Children accepted

This Meeting doth Conclude to Accept of David Davel and his

Children to be in Unity with us under our Care – –

Case of Eber

Davis referd

The matter Concerning Eber Davis is Refer’d to next monthly Mee[ting]

John Gifford request a

Certificate

whereas John Gifford Requests a Certificate for himself and fami[ly]

therefore this meeting Appoints Daniel Russell and Nichols [Nicholas]

 

Howland to make Enquiry into his Conversation and Circumst[an-]

 

=ces and draw one if they think proper and bring it to the nex[t]

 

monthly Meeting

Friends ap

pointed to

Quarl meet-

ing

Joseph Tucker, Humphry Smith, Peter Deval, and Philip Tripp

appointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting and draw an

Epistle to the Same and bring it to the adjournment of this

Queries

answerd

Meeting      the Queries was Read and Answered in this Mee[ting]

adjourn

This Meeting is adjourned to the first day of next month.

mett

This Meeting being met according to Adjournment the first da[y]

 

of the 4th mo: 1763, the Representatives being Called William

 

Anthony ju: present – –

Isaac Sanford

disorderly

marriage

whereas Isaac Sanford hath Married out of the unity of friend

and he hath been timely Cautioned, therefore this meeting doth

Appoint Caleb Russell & Wm Barker to Labour with him and

 

make Report to the next monthly Meeting – –

Chusing Visitors

refer’d

the matter Concerning Chusing Visitors is Refered to the next

monthly Meeting

Epistle to

Quarterly

meeting

This Meeting hath Signed and Sent an Epistle to the Quart[erly]

Meeting by the Representatives


4th mo:

1763.

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 18th of

the 4th mo:1763, Ponaganset meeting Called Daniel Russell

 

and William Barker present, for Coakset James Cornel and

 

Joshua Davel present, Henry Smith Clearness was Reported as usual

Henry Smith

answer

Henry Smith and Sinthia Wood did appear for their Answer

and their Answer was that they might proceed to take each

 

other in Marriage in some Convenient time between this and

[pages 23 and 24 of text are missing]

[?] month 1763

[?] Allen

[a]nd Edith

[T]ripp

Received

Debrah Allen to be one in unity with us and under our Care

which this Meeting Concurs with, They also Inform that they

have Concluded to accept of Edith Tripp, paper of Condemna-

=tion for Satisfaction, Provided She Read it or Get some friend

to Read it at the end of a first day meeting for worship She

 

being present, which this meeting likewise Concurs with.

[C]omplaint

against [?]

Barker

Whereas there has been a Complaint brought against

Joshua Barker by one of the Visitors in three Repsects, First

in Declining to make friend,[s] Satisfaction Concerning a Scan-

 

=dulous Report about he and Catherine Russell a married

 

woman in their too frequently keeping Company, and Secondly

 

in Declining to pay the Constable his Demand, for a Tax,

 

Thirdly, in Neglecting to Comply with a Verdi[c]t brought Against

 

him for burning Some Rails belonging to Henry Tucker, Paul

 

Russell, and Joseph Smith a Committee to Labour with him

 

and make Report to the next monthly Meeting – –

Nathll Bowdish [R]equest a Certi=

ficate

Nathaniel Bowdish Informs this Meeting that he is About

to Remove to the nine-parterners,and Requests a few lines

 

by way of Certificate for himself and family, therefore

 

Joseph Gifford and Jonathan Hussey are Appointed to make

 

Enquiry [^into] his Conversation and affairs, and draw one if they

 

think proper and bring [^it] to the next monthly Meeting – –

[T]homas

Potter

[?]nder dealing

whereas Thos Potter Son of John Potter hath Gone Contrary

to Good order in Marrying out of the unyty of friends, and in

having a Child Soon after Marriage, for which disorders he

 

hath been Laboured with and declines to make Satisfaction

 

therefore this Meeting doth appoint Wm Sanford and Jonathan

 

Hussey to Labour with him and make Report to the next

 

monthly Meeting

 

5th mo.

1763

At a monthly Meeting of friends held at our Meeting H[ouse]

in Dartmouth on the 16th day of the 5th mo: 1763, Ponaganset

 

Meeting Called James Shearman and Peleg Smith present, for

 

Coakset Peter Daval [Davol] and John Mosher.

Abner Shep=

=herds clear=

=ness

the friends Appointed to See into Abner Shepherds Clearness Sig[nify]

that they find nothing to hinder his Intended Marriage.

Abner Shep=

Shepherd

Answer

Abner Shepherd and Hannah Gifford appear’d at this Meeting

their Answer, and their Answer was that they might proceed to

take Each other in Marriage in Some Convenient time betwe[en]

 

this and the next monthly Meeting, Observing our Good order

 

in the Confirmation thereof, and Wm Sanford and David Smith

 

are appointed to See their Marriage Consumated and make

 

Return to the next monthly Meeting

Report of

Henry Smith

marriage

The friends Appointed to See Henry Smith, and Synthia wood,

Marriage Consumated, Signify that it was accomplished in Good order

Archapas

Hart’s [?]

And whereas Archapas Hart hath Given Some Incouragement

Concerning keeping to meeting, therefore the matter is Suspended

John

Taber

disowned

Whereas, John Taber jur having been Married and of our Good ord[er]

and [^he] no wise Showing any Desire to make Satisfaction having been

Laboured with we think Sufficienly, therefore this Meeting doth

 

Conclude to Set him aside and do deny him from being in unity

 

with us – –

 

Isaac Smith Hath Read Abigail Macumbers and Zilphian Davels

 

papers of Denials as ordered, and

 

Abigail Macumbers Denial is as followeth – –

Testimony

against

Abigail

Macumber

Whereas Abigail Macumber of Dartmouth in the Count[y]

Bristol in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, w[ife]

of Joseph Macumber & Daughter of Benja Allen and Deborah [?]

both deceased of Dartmouth afore sd, Being one who hath been in

 

Care of us the People Called Quakers but for want of keep[ing?]

 

to her Education hath Gone from our Good order and married in [the?]

 

Common way of th other people and not only so but since her

 

Marriage her Conversation hath not been agreable to our holy

 

proffesion, in particular She not living with her husband, and

 

friend, [s] having Laboured with her in love in order to bring her

 

to a Sense of her outgoing, but nothing appearing to friends

 

Satisfaction of any time Repentence, we Can do no less for the

 

Clearing of the Blessed truth but to Set her [blot] and do Give

 

this forth as a publick denial against her [blot] the said

 

Abigail Macumber to be one in unity with [blot] Said people

 

Sincerely Desiring She may Come to a Sight and [blot] of her out-

 

=going, and find mercy, Given forth at our Monthly Meeting

 

held in Dartmouth on the 18th day of the 4th month 1763, and

 

Signed in and by order of said meeting by Job Russell Clerk -

 

Zilphia Davels Denial is as follows   Viz,

[T]estimony

[a]gainst

[Zi]lphia Davel

Whereas Zilphia Davel Daughter of Reuben Davel and Mary

his wife of Dartmouth in the County of Bristol, in the province

of the Massecthusett Bay in New-England being one that hath

 

been under the Care of friend, the People Called Quakers, yet

 

by disregarding the Principle of truth in herself, and Giving way

 

to the Information of the evil one hath fallen into the Reproach for

 

Sin of fornication, for which She hath been Laboured within

 

Love to bring her to a Sense of her evil action but nothing Seeming

 

to appear of true Repentence we think it our duty to Set

 

her aside and do Publickly deny the Said Zilphia Davel to

 

be one in unity with us the above Said people, yet truly

 

desiring She may Come to a Sight and Sense of this her Great Evil

 

and find mercy;

 

Given forth at our monthly meeting held in Dartmouth

 

on the 18th day of the 4th mo: 1763 and Signed in and by

 

order of S[ai]d meeting by – –

Job Russell Clerk

The Case of

John Gifford

refered

the matter Concerning John Gifford Certificate is Refered

the next monthly Meeting – –

[E]ber Davis

[pa]per accepted

Friends do Conclude to accept of Eber Davis his paper for Satisfaction.

Isaac Sanford

case referd

The matter concerning Isaac Sanford is Refer’d to the next

monthly Meeting – –

Edith Tripps

paper not Read

Edith Tripps paper not having been read, is Refer’d

in order that it may be accomplished between this and the

 

next monthly Meeting

Choosing

Visitors refered

The matter Concerning Chusing Visitors is Refered to next

month[ly] [Mee]ting

 

The [blot] [p]aper of Denial brought and Signed in this meeting

Testimony

signed against

Lydia Potter

In [blot] [?]ce [concurence?] with the womens Meeting Against Lydia Potter

And [blot] Russell is appointed to read it at New-town meeting

on a first day at the end of the meeting for worship – –

Case of Joshua

Barker referd

The Matter Concerning Joshua Barker is Refer’d to the next

monthly Meeting, and the Comtte Still Continued that hath alre[ady]

 

had the matter in hand – –

Nathl Bowdish

Certificate

There was a Certificate Signed at this Meeting for Nathaniel

Bowdish and his wife, they being Going to Settle at the Nine

Thos Potter

disowned

=parterners The friend appointed to deal with Thomas Potter Signify they hav[e]

done it, and he Gave them no Satisfaction, therefore this Meeting

 

thinks Proper to deny him, and Wm Sanford and Jonathan Hus[sey?]

 

are appointed to draw up a paper of denial against him and

 

bring it to the next monthly Meeting

The Transcrib

the Book of

Discipline

There was £18:10s old tenner Gathered by this meeting to pay

for transcribing our Book of Discipline, which is paid – –

Nic Howlands

paper ace=

pted

Nicholas Howland jur hath Given in a paper to this Mee[ting]

Signifying his Sorrow for his disorderly Marriage, which the

Meeting accepts – –

Elihu Rus

sell request

Certificate

whereas Elihu Russell and his wife being Removed to the Oblong

live and desires a few lines from this Meeting to the monthly mee[ting]

there, and Humphry Smith and Wm Anthony ju: are app[ointed]

 

to draw a Cerificate and bring it to the next monthly Meeting

 

if they think proper – –

Complaint

against

Wm Smith

There was a Complaint brought to this Meeting that William

Smith hath been addicted to take too much Spirituous Liqu[or?]

therefore this Meeting appoints Humphry Smith & Jonathan

 

Hussey to talk with him upon that account and bring

 

make Return to the next Monthly meeting

[Danl] Russells

to [cu]t Wood on

[mee]ting land

Whereas there is a Considerable due from this Meeting to

Daniel Russell upon Stephen Wilcox his account therefore

this meeting doth Give leave that he Cut wood at 15s per

 

Cord old tener, Except any body doth appear that will Give

 

more until the debt is paid, on the meeting House Lot

B. Tucker,

Request

[t]o Come

under the

[C]are of friends

  Benjn Tucker hath Signified his desire of Coming

under the Care of Friends, therefore Joseph Gifford and Paul

Russell are appointed to Enquire Concerning his Conversati[on]

and talk with him and bring in their account to the next

monthly Meeting

 

6th mo:

1763,

At a monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 20th of the

6th mo: 1763, Ponaganset Meeting Called Peleg Smith and

 

Abraham Tucker present, for Coakset Joseph Tripp present

[Joh]n

Ricketson Jr

[P]roposal of

marriage

John Ricetson jr: and Patience Tucker did Lay their Intenti-

=ons of Marriage before this Meeting, and were desired to wait

til the next monthly Meeting for their answer, and Wm

Barker and Job Russell are appointed to make Enquiry into

 

the young mans Clearness as to Marriage and Conversation

 

and make Report to the next monthly Meeting

[Re]port of Abner

[She]pherds

[m]arriage

The friends appointed to See Abner Shepherd and Hannah Gifford

Marriage Consumated make Report that they attended the

marriage and Saw nothing but that it was accomplished in

 

Good order

[Case?] of John

[Gi]fford referd

The matter Concerning Giving John Gifford a Certifica[te]

is Refer’d to the next monthly Meeting

Case of Isaac

Sanford referd

[illegible]

The matter Concerning Isaac Sanford is Refer’d to the

next monthly Meeting – –

[E]dey Tripp

[pa]per of [re]

pent:

[?]e

Edith Tripps Paper of Condemnation hath been Read

as Appointed by the last monthly Meeting

and is as follows – –

To the monthly Meeting of friends to be held in Dartmouth

 

on the 20th day of the 12th mo: 1762,

 

Whereas I by letting my mind out became weak and So Ga[ve]

 

way to the temtation of the enemy in the Lust of the flesh so f[ar?]

 

as to Commit the Shamefull Sin of fornication which was m[?]

 

manifest by ^[my] having a Child Soon after Marriage and also m[arriage]

 

out of the unity of friend, all which I do Condemn and am S[orry?]

 

for therefore I desire that God may forgive me my Sins

 

that friends would pass it by and Suffer me to Remain under

 

their Care Christian Care – –

Edey Tripp – –

Wm How=

land dis=

order

William Howland hath Sent a paper into this Meeting Signif[ying]

his Sorrow for his disorder in takeing too much Spirituous Liquo[r]

which matter is Refer’d to the next monthly Meeting – –

Abrm Tucker

Visitor

Abraham Tucker is appointed Visitor for the Ensuing year

Queries an

swered

The Queries have been Read and Answers have been made by

Coakset preparitive meeting – –

Friends to

Qur meeting

The friends Appointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting are

Peleg Smith, Caleb Russell Paul Russell and Philipp Tripp

 

and they to draw an Epistle to the Same and bring it to the

 

adjournment of this Meeting – –

adjourn

This Meeting adjourns to the first day in next month – –

mett

This Meeting met according to adjournment the first day of th[e]

 

7th mo:1763, the Representatives being Called for Aponagans[et]

 

and Coakset all present

L. Potter

disownd

Paul Russell makes Report that Lydia potter, paper of

Denial hath been Read as order’d

[Certi]ficate for

[Eli]hu Russell

Wife

There was a Certificate Signed at this Meeting for

Elihu Russell and his wife – –

[Pape]r of denial

[signe?]d against

Toms Potter

There was a paper of Denial brought to this meeting

and Signed against Thomas Potter, and Jonathan

Hussey is appointed to Read it at the End of a first day

 

Meeting for worship Between this and the next Monthly Meeting – –

[Case?] of Wm Smith [re]fer’d

The matter Concerning William Smith is Refer’d to

 

the next monthly Meeting and Humphry Smith and

 

Jonathan Hussey are Still Continued to Treat furder

 

with him – –

Tucker Rced

The Friend Appointed to talk with Benjn Tucker

 

Make Report that he Gave them Good Satisfaction

 

and this meeting Concludes him to be under our Care

 

for the time to Come – –

[frie]nds

appointed [?]

meeting

Peleg Smith and Humphry Smith Caleb Russell and

Paul Russell are Appointed to Sign the Epistle to the

Quarterly Meeting in behalf of this Meeting

[answ]ers to

Queries

Peleg Smith & Humphry Smith are appointed to Compil[e]

the answers to the Queries

[Jona]than

Clark [R]equest

We understand that Jonathan Clark hath Signified

that he hath a desire to Come under our Care, therefore

 

this Meeting Appoints Joseph Gifford and Paul Rus=

 

=sell to treat with him and make Report to the

 

next monthly Meeting

 

7th month

1763

At a monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the

18th of the 7th month 1763, Ponaganset Called Caleb

 

Russell and Wm Barker present, for Coakset Peter

 

Devol [Davol] present – –

John Ricket=

=son Clearness

The friends appointed to Inquire into John Ricetsons Clear-

ness as to Marriage and Conversation make Report that th[ey]

 

don’t find anything to hinder his proceeding in Marriage

Epistle

Received

Received an Epistle from the yearly meeting held in Lon[don?]

the 5th month 1762 which was Read to Good Satisfaction

John Rick=

=etsons

answer

John Ricketson and Patience Tucker did appear for th[eir]

answer and their answer was that they might proceed

take each other in Marriage in Some Convenient time

 

between this and the next monthly Meeting Observing the

 

Good order Established among us in the Performance there

 

and Abraham Tucker and Wm Barker are appointed

 

to see their marriage Consumated in Sd order and make

 

Report to the next monthly Meeting

Case of John

Gifford

referd

The matter Concerning Giving John Gifford a Certificate

Refered to the next monthly meeting – –

Case of Isaac

Sanford

referd

The matter Concerning Isaac Sanford is Referd to the nex[t]

monthly meeting as is also the matter Concerning Wm H[owland?]

Report from

Quar. meetg

The Friends appointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting

make Report that they have attended it and prod[?]

Eps Receivd

an Epistle from the Same which was Read & well accept[ed]

Joshua Barker

disowned

The Comittee appointed to Labour with Joshua Barker M[?]

Report that he Refused to Comply with their advice, and

 

that he Gave them no Satisfaction, therefore this meeting do[?]

 

Set him aside, and appoints Wm Sanford and Jonathan

 

Hussey to draw a paper of Denial against him and bring it

 

to the next monthly Meeting if they think proper

Tho Potter.

paper read

Thomas Potters paper of denial hath been Read accordin[g]

to the appointment of last monthly meeting

 

And is as followeth

[Test]imony

[ag]ainst

Potter

Whereas Thos Potter Son of John Potter & Margaret his wife

he the said Thomas Potter having been one under our Care, yet

through unwatchfulness Gave way to the temtation of the Enemy

 

So as to fall into that Shamefull Sin of Fornication, which appears

 

by his wife having a Child Soon after Marriage, and he hath

 

been Laboured with from time to time for his Misconduct hoping

 

he may See his Outgoings and make friends Satisfaction, but he Still

 

Remains Obstinate and Refuse to make friends Satisfaction, there-

 

=fore for the Clearing of truth we Can do no less than Give this forth, as

 

a Publick Testemony against him the Said Thomas Potter Denying

 

him from being in membership with us the People Called Quakers

 

yet we Sincerely desire that he may Come to a Sense of his Outgoings, and

 

through unfeigned Repentence find Mercy, Given forth at our monthly

 

Meeting held in Dartmo. the 1t day of the 7 mo: 1763.

 

Signed in and by order of Said Meeting by – –

Abraham Tucker

     

Peleg Smith

     

Peter Devel [Davol]

[Ca]se of

Jonathan

[C]lark referd

The matter Concerning Jonathan Clark is Refered to the

next monthly Meeting – –

Coakset preparative meeting Informs this meeting that

[Da]vid Kirbys

[Kerby]

[diso]rderly

[m]arriage

David Kerby hath Married out of the Unity of friends

and that they have Laboured with him and he Gave them

no satisfaction therefore the matter is Refered to the

next monthly Meeting

 

[8]th mo:

1763

At a monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth

the 15th of the 8th month 1763 Ponaganset meeting

 

Called Peleg Smith and Caleb Russell present Coakset

 

meeting Called John Mosher and Philip Tripp presents

[Rep]ort of

John

[Ri]cketsons

[m]arriage

The Friends appointed to See John Ricketsons

Marriage Consumated make Report that they attend[ed]

the Marriage and Saw nothing but that it was accom=

=plished in Good order.

Received

Divers

Certification

This Meeting Received an Epistle from the yearly

Meeting held at Newport on the 10th of the 8th[?] mo 17[63?]

which was Read to Good Satisfaction;

 

This meeting lik[e]wise Read an Epistle from the yearly

 

meeting for Sufferings in London, and one from the yea[rly]

 

Meeting held at Philadelphia, and one from the yearly

 

Meeting held at flushing, and one from our friends

 

John Woolman and Samuel Estburn [Eastburn]1, all of which bei[ng]

 

Read in this meeting to Good Satisfaction and as they

 

Contain Good advice, and many Good Exhortations the

 

Contents are Recommended to friends Observation;

John Giffords

Case referd

The matter Concerning Giving John Gifford a Certificate

is refer’d to the next monthly meeting;

Isaac San=

fords Case referd

The matter Concerning Isaac Sanford is Refer’d to the next

monthly Meeting;

Wm How

=lands paper

accepted

This Meeting doth accept of Wm Howlands paper of Conde[m]-

nation for Satisfaction Provided that he Read it or Get

Some friend to read it at the end of a first day meeting for

 

worship and he be present between this and the next mont[hly]

 

Meeting;

Joshua

Barkers

Case referd

The matter Concerning Joshua Barker is Refered to the ne[xt]

monthly Meeting

Case of Jona

Clark referd

David Kirby

Case referd

The matter Concerning Jonathan Clark is Referrd to the

next monthly Meeting ~

the matter Concerning David Kerby [Kirby] is likewise Referd

to the next monthly Meeting and John Mosher and

 

Othnial Tripp is are appointed to Labour with him,

 

and make report to the next monthly Meeting

 

This Meeting hath Collected £5=17s:8d old tenor and Davi[d]

Order to pay

Jonathan

Hussey

Smith is ordered to pay Jonathan Hussey three Dollars fo[r]

keeping the Meeting House half a year

Inspection

of the poor

(to report)

This Meeting ^appoints Nicholas Howland and Paul Russell ove[r]

=seers of the poor to have an Inspection into their Circ[um] stan[ces]

and to make Report once a Quarter ~

 

There hath been ^a Complaint brought against Reuben

 

Devil [Davol] by one of the Visitors in Several Respects

[Com]plaint

against

[Reuben] Devel

in not attending meetings, and in his Conduct which

appears Scandulous [scandalous], therefore this meeting doth

appoint Christopher Gifford and Velantine [Valentine] Huddlestone

 

to Labour with him if they have an opportunity and

 

make Report to the next monthly Meeting;

[Sub]scription

for [Step]hen

Wilcox

This Meeting hath Come to a subscribtion for the Relief of

Stephen Wilcox and family;


9th mo.th 1763

At a monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth on

 

the 19th of the 9 mo. 1763 Ponaganset meeting Called

 

Thomas Smith and James Shearman present, for Coak=

 

=set Peleg Huddlestone & Peter Devil [Davol] present

[Ben]ja Tuckers

[pro]posal of

[m]arriage

Benja Tucker and Surviah [Zerviah] Ricketson Declared their

Intentions of Marriage to this Meeting and were desired

to wait til next monthly Meeting for their Answer

 

and Caleb Russell and Joseph Gifford are Appointed

 

to Enquire into the young mans Clearness as to Mar=

 

=riage and Conversation and makes Report to the

 

next monthly Meeting ~

[acknow?]legment

of Wm Howland

[W]illiam Howlands paper being Read as ordered, is as follows – viz [To?]

the monthly meeting of friends to beholden at Dartmo: the 16: 9 month 1763

 

[W]orthy friends, Whereas I have through unwatchfulness some times been Guilty of

 

[drin]king too much Spirituous Liquor to the Reproach of truth and Grief of the friends

 

[wh]ereof, for which outgoings of mine they have in Love Labourd with me, which

 

[d]ealings I do Gratefully acknowledge as a Sure mark of their tender Regard for my

 

[go]od, which Causes me the more freely, not only to Confess, but also to Condemn my

 

[w]eakness in the above Sd Respect, but as I have a Great Regard for friends and

 

[the] Good order Established among them, and a desire to Refrain from the Above

 

[?] Evil for the future, So I desire friends to pass by my offence for the time past (and

 

[co]ntinue me under their Care) Hoping for the future with Divine Assistance to be

 

[m]ore watchful over my Self, that my life & Conversation may be Such as may

 

[n]ot bring the like trouble on friends    ;    William Howland

Certificate

for John Gifford

& fam: Signed

There was a Certificate Signed at this Meeting for

John Gifford and his Wife and Children to the

monthly Meeting at Oblong; ~

Joshua Barker

Case referd

The matter Concerning Joshua Barker is Refer’d to th[e]

next monthly Meeting as is likewise the matter

David Kirbys

Case referd

Concerning David Kirby; ~

Jona Hussey

paid

David Smith has paid Jonathan Hussey three Dollars

According to the order of Last monthly Meeting; ~

Jonathan Clark

accepted

This Meeting doth Conclude to accept of Jonathan

Clark to be one under our Care; ~

Isaac Sanfords

paper accepted

This Meeting doth likewise accept of Isaac Sanfords

paper Condemning his outgoings for Satisfaction and

 

he to Remain under Our Care

Friends to attend

Quart[er]

=ly meeting

This Meeting doth appoint Humphry Smith, Wm

Anthony ju: and Philip Tripp to attend the Quarterly

Meeting and to draw an Epistle to the Same and Compile

 

the Answers to the Queries and bring them to the adjou[rn]

 

=ment of this Meeting, The Queries have been Read and

 

Answered by the preparitive meetings

adjourn

[mett?]

This Meeting adjourns to the first Sixth day in the next

month at the tenth Hour in the forenoon ~

 

This Meeting being met according to Adjournmen[t]

 

the Representatives being Called but none present

no report

of Ruben Devel

Case

The friends appointed to treat with Reuben Devel [Davol] have

made no report to this Meeting therefore the matter is

Refer’d to the next monthly Meeting;

Joseph How

=lands request

Joseph Howland Requests to Come ^under friends Care, therefo[re]

this Meeting doth appoint Wm Sanford and Jonathan

 

Hussey to treat with him and make Inquiry into his

 

Conversation and make Report to the next monthly

[Jon]athan Clark

[re]quest a

[Ce]rtificate

Meeting; ~ Jonathan Clark Requests a Certificate to the monthly

Meeting of Sandwich Certifying his Clearness as to Mar-

=riage and Conversation, therefore this Meeting doth

 

appoint Joseph Tucker and Joseph Smith to make Inquiry

 

into the Above Said particulars, and to draw a Certificate

 

for him if they think proper and bring it to the next

 

monthly Meeting; ~

[Epi]stle &

answers

[to?] Queries

The Friends Appointed to draw an Epistle to the Quarterly

Meeting and Compile the Answers to the Queries have

done it and the Epistle was Signed in this Meeting and

 

Sent to the Quarterly Meeting by the Representatives

 

10th mo:

1763

At a monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 17th

of the tenth month 1763 Ponaganset meeting Called Joseph

 

Smith and Wm Sanford present, for Coakset Ichabod Eddy

 

and Josua [Joshua] Deval [Davol] present, – –

[Be]nja Tuckers

[c]learness

The Friends Appointed to Enquire into Benja Tuckers Clear

=ness make Report that they don’t find anything to hinder

 

his proceeding in Marriage; ~

[Be]nj Tuckers

answer

Benja Tucker and Surviah [Zerviah] Ricketson did appear for

their Answer, and their Answer was that they might

 

proceed to take each other in Marriage in Some Conveni=

 

=ent time Between this and the next monthly Meeting

 

Observing the Good order Established Amongst us in the

 

performance thereof, and Caleb Russell and Joseph

 

Gifford are Appointed to See their Marriage Consumated in

 

Said order and make Report thereof to the next

 

monthly Meeting. ~

Joshua Bar

=ker case

refer’d

The matter Concerning Joshua Barker is Refer’d to the

next monthly Meeting, by the Request of his brother

Abraham Barker

David Kirby

Case referd

The matter Concerning David Kerby [Kirby] is Refer’d to the

next monthly Meeting ~

Report from

Quarterly

Meeting

The Friends Appointed to attend the Quarterly Meetin[g]

make Report that they have attended Accordingly

and have produced an Epistle from the Same which w[as]

 

Read in this Meeting and well accepted ~

Joseph

Howland

accepted

The Friends Appointed to Discourse with Joseph

Howland make a satisfactory Report therefore this

Meeting doth Accept of him to be one under our Care

Certificate

for Jonathan Clark

This Meeting signed a Certificate for Jonathan Clark to the

monthly Meeting of Sandwich Certifying his Clearness as to

 

Marriage and Conversation, ~

overseers

for meeting

house lofts

This Meeting doth Appoint Jonathan Hussey, Wm Antho[ny]

jr David Smith, Wm Barker, Joseph Smith and Benja

Howland 2d overseers to have an Inspection over the lofts[?]

 

and other seats to see that the people Behave orderly

overseers

for Accoaxet

meeting [?]

at our yearly meeting, And Joshua Daval [Davol] Daniel Wood

Ichabod Eddy and Benja Tripp are appointed for the

Same purpose at Coakset Meeting ~

Elihu

Bowen

Request

the Second

Time

This Meeting understands that Elihu Bowen Desires to

Come into Un[i]ty with friends Again therefore this Meeting

doth Appoint Abraham Tucker and Peleg Smith,

to discourse with him and make Report to the next

Monthly Meeting

 

[1]1th mo.

[17]63

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth on the 21 day

of the 11th month 1763, Ponaganset Meeting Called Joseph

 

Tucker present for Coakset Joseph Tripp and Israel Wood

 

present        The friends appointed to See Benja

[Rep]ort of

[Benj?] Tucker

[ma]rriage

Tuckers Marriage Consumated, make Report that they

attended the Marriage and Saw nothing but that it

was Accomplished in Good order ~

[Jos]hua

[Ba]rker

[dis]owned

This Meeting hath Signed a paper of Denial Against Joshua

Barker for his outgoings, and Jonathan Hussey is Appointed

to read it or Get Some friend to read it between this and the

 

next monthly Meeting at the end of a frist [first?] day meeting

 

for worship

[Dav]id Kerby

[cas]e referd

The matter Concerning David Kerby [Kirby] is Refer’d to the next

monthly Meeting ~

[Re]port of

[ov]erseers of

[meet]ting

[ho?]use

The major part of the friends that was Appointed overseers

at our yearly meeting make Report that they think

they have discharged their duty in that Respect and they

hope there is a Service in it ~

[?]se of Elihu

[Bo]wen referd

The matter Concerning Elihu Bowen is Refer’d to the next

monthly Meeting, and the same friends are Still Continued

 

in the Same Service – –

 

The women friends Inform that they have Received a Re=

Anne

Russells

[certific?]ate

[r]eceived

=moval Certificate for Anne Russell which they have accepted

and She to be under their Care which this Meeting Concurs with

whereas this Meeting is destitute of a Book to Record the

[Caleb?] Russell

purchase book

for [re]cords

minutes of this meeting in, therefore this meeting doth

Imploy Caleb Russell to Purchase one and bring it to the

next monthly Meeting        If he Can Conveniently ~

[Reu]ben

[Deva]ls

[Ca]se

whereas there was a Complaint brought Against Reuben

Devil [Davol] Some months past and he hath not been Sufficiently

Laboured with, therefore Christopher Gifford and

 

Ichabod Eddy are appointed to Labour with him if

 

they have an opportunity and make Report to the next

 

monthly Meeting – –

Meetings

Granted in

Allens neck

The friends in Allens neck Requests the liberty to

hold a meeting there Some part of this winter therefore

this meeting Grants them the liberty to hold a meeting

 

for the three winter months on first days Except the las[t]

 

first days preceding each monthly meeting in Each month

 

This Meeting hath Collected £4=10s:6d old Tenor – –

Comtee to

revise the

minutes

This meeting doth appoint Peleg Smith, Humphry Smith

Joseph Tucker, Philip Tripp and Samuel Smith a Com

=mittee to Inspect into the monthly meeting minutes

 

that are put on Record and Correct them where they

 

Shall find it Necessary, and also to form a new minute

Concerning

Abig[ail] Kerby

or an Addition to the former Concerning Abigail Kerby [Kirby]

There hath been a Complaint brought against Benja

Complaint

against Ben

Shearman

Shearman for his outgoing in Marrying out of the Unity

of friends, therefore this meeting doth appoint Davi[d]

Smith and Jonathan Hussey to treat with him and

 

make Report to the next monthly Meeting ~

 

12th mo:

1763

At a monthly Meeting held at our Meeting

House in Dartmouth the 19th of the 12th month 176[3]

 

Ponaganset meeting Called Peleg Smith and Caleb

 

Russell present for Coakset Philip Tripp and James

 

Cornel [Cornell] present

Joshua Barkers

paper not Read

The Reading [of] Joshua Barkers paper hath been Omitte[d]

last month therefore Isaac Smith is apointed to Be[?]

 

[him?] Some Convenient times between this and the next

 

monthly meeting ~

[Cal]eb Russell

[pu]rchased a

[boo]k

for Records

Caleb Russell has purchased a Book according to the

appointment of last monthly meeting and the price

is two Dollars

The women friends Inform that they have Concluded to

[Cloe] Bowen

[R]eceived

accept of Cloe Bowen to be under their Care which

which [sic] this meeting Concurs with

[Reuben]

Devil

[dis]owned

whereas Reuben Devil [Davol] hath been one under our Care, and

he hath Declined attending Meetings for worship and

Discipline, for which he hath been Sufficiently Labour’d

 

with and declines to make Satisfaction, therefore this

 

Meeting doth Conclude to Deny him from being under

 

our Care

[David] Kerby

[d]isowned

whereas David Kerby [Kirby] hath Married out of the Unity of

friends for which he hath been Sufficiently Labour’d with

 

and declines to make Satisfaction, therefore this Meeting

 

doth Deny him from being under our Care

[Eli]hu Bowens

[c]ase referd

The matter Concerning Elihu Bowen is Refer’d to the

next monthly Meeting – –

[B]enj

Shearmans

[C]ase referd

The friends appointed to treat with Benja Shearman

Signify they have not done it therefore they are Still

Continued in the Same Service and to make Report to

 

the next monthly meeting – –

[pot?] Ink and

[Lo]ck required

This meeting doth appoint David Smith to purchase a

Quire of paper and an Ink pot and a Lock to lock the

 

drawer to put them in for the use of this Meeting

 

This Meeting has Collected £7=5s=6d old tenor, and the

[O]rder to pay

[Jo]na Hussey

Treasurer is orderd to pay Jonathan Hussey three Dollars

for keeping the Meeting House half a year which he

 

has accordingly paid

Comtee to

Revise the

minuts

This Meeting doth appoint Peleg Smith, Humphry Smith

Abraham Tucker Joseph Tucker and Samuel Smith

a Committee to peruse the monthly Meeting minutes to

 

See what part they Shall think proper to be put on

 

Record, and make Report to the next monthly Meeting

Coakset

meeting

House to

be Enlargd

Coakset prepar[a]tive meeting Signify to this Meeting that

they think it will be Convenient to make Some additi[ons]

to their little meeting House, and also to build a Chimny

Therefore this meeting doth appoint Paul Russell Barn[abas?]

 

Mosher and Joseph Smith to Consider how big to build

 

and also to Compute the Cost as near as they Can and when

 

to build at all or not, and to make Report to the next

 

monthly Meeting ~

Queries

answer’d

The Queries have been read, and answers made by

both preparative Meetings

Representatives

in Quarter

=ly mee[t]ing

Philip Tripp, Humphry Smith and Wm Anthony jun

are appointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting and

to Compile the answers to the Queries and draw an Epistl[e]

 

to the Same and bring them to the Adjournment

adjourn

And this Meeting is Adjourned to the first Sixth day in

 

next month – –

mett

This Meeting being met according to adjournment

 

The Representatives being Called, for Aponaganset meeti[ng]

 

Caleb Russell present for Coakset none present –

answer to

Queries &

Epistle

[procured?]

The friends appointed to Compile the Answers to the

Queries and to draw an Epistle to the Quarterly Meetin[g]

have done it according to Appointment, and this

Meeting hath Signed and Sent the Epistle by the

 

Representatives

 

[1]st mo:

1764

At a monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth

on the 16: of the first month 1764, Ponaganset

 

Meeting Called Caleb Russell and Daniel Russell

 

present, for Coakset Joshua Devil [Davol] and Israel Wood

[Fr]ancis Coffins

[pr]oposal of

[m]arriage

present, Francis Coffin and Anne Hussey Declared their Intentions

of Marriage and were desired to wait till the next

monthly Meeting for their Answer

 

Joshua Barkers Paper of Denial hath been read According

 

to the Appointment of last monthly Meeting ~

 

And is as followeth (viz)

[?], Barkers

Denial

Whereas Joshua Barker Son of James Barker Deceased

and Elizabeth his wife, he the Said Joshua Barker

 

having been one under our Care and had his Education

 

among friends, yet he through unwatchfullness Gave

 

way in three Respects, firstly, in too frequently being

 

in Company with Catharine Russell that brought a

 

Scandulous Report on the Society, Secondly in declining

 

to pay the Constable his Tax, Thirdly, in Refusing to

 

Comply with a Verdi[c]t brought Against him for burning

 

Some Rails belonging to Henry Tucker, and he hath

 

been Labour’d with in love from time to time for his

 

misconduct hoping he may make friends Satisfaction

 

but he Still Remains Obstinate, therefore for the

 

Clearing of truth we can do no less than Give this

 

forth as a Publick Testimony Against him the S’d

 

Joshua Barker, Denying him to be one in Unity with us

 

the people Called Quakers, Yet we do Sincerely desire

 

that he may Come to a Sight and Sense of his Ongoing

 

and through unfeined Repentance find Mercy

 

Given forth at Our monthly Meeting held in Dart

 

=mouth the 21 of the 11 month 1763, And Signed in

 

and by order of Said Meeting by Job Russell [Clerk?]

Elihu Bowen

Case referd

The matter Concerning Elihu Bowen is Refer’d to the

next monthly Meeting,

Benj Sher

man Jur

Paper

Benja Shearman jur hath Sent a paper to this Meeting

Condemning his Marrying out of the Unity of friends

which hath been taken notice of, and do Refer the

 

matter to the next monthly Meeting for furder Consider[ation]

minuts

not revised

The Comittee Appointed to peruse the monthly Meeting

minutes Signify they have not done it, therefore they

 

are Continued in the Same Service and to make Report

 

to the next monthly Meeting

Report on

acoakset

meeting

house

The Comttee Appointed to Consider about Enlarging

the meeting House at Coakset and also to Compute the

Cost, make Report that they think it will be proper

to build a Side flush with the old part and also to

 

Build a Chimny, and they have Computed the Cost as near

 

as they Can which is thirty three Dollars, therefore

 

this meeting Grants Liberty that Coakset friends Go

 

on and Build as Above Said

Report

from Quar

=terly meet

=ing

The friends appointed to attend the Quarterly meeting

make Report that two of them attended the other

Sent a Sufficient Excuse, and they have produced

an Epistle from the Same which hath been Read in

 

this Meeting and well accepted

M: Wilkerson

and R

[W]ilbour

[d]isown’d

The women friends Inform that they have Deny’d

Mary Wilkerson and Ruhamah Wilbour for their

Marrying out of the Unity of friends which this meeting Concurs

with, and do deny the Same from under our Care

[P]. Allen

[R]equests

[t]o Come under

[f]riends Care

[w]ith his

[C]hildren,

Prince Allen Requests to Come under friends Care with

his Children, therefore this Meeting doth appoint Daniel

Russell and Phillip Allen and Humphry Smith to Confer

with him and make Report to the next monthly Meeting

The friends at New=Swanzey desire the Liberty to hold a

[M]eetings

[G]ranted at

New Swanzey

Meeting among them as often as friends Shall think proper

therefore this Meeting doth Grant them the Liberty to

hold a meeting two days in a month for two months, one

 

on the first first day in the month, the other on the third

 

first day of the month;

Timothy Shear

[m]an Jur

[dis order?]

The Visitors Inform that Timothy Shearman Jur hath

Set up a Publishment, by which we Conclude he Intends to

Marry out of the Good order of friends, and he hath been

 

Labour’d with and declines to Retracts his Intentions

 

therefore Joseph Gifford and Wm Barker are Appointed

 

to tell him if he Shall Continue in his proceedings that he

 

may Expect to be denied and they to Labour with him

 

as they Shall find freedom

[?] Printing

[G]eorge Foxes

[Jo]urnal refer’d

Proposals of Printing George Foxes Journals in London

by way of Subscription hath been Presented to this Meeting

which is Refer’d to the next monthly Meeting for

 

furder notice2

[Ca]leb Russell

[is?] paid for the

[Bo]ok for records

This Meeting hath Collected and Paid Caleb Russell

two Dollars for the Book for Records; ~


2d mo:

1764

At a monthly meeting held in Dartmouth the 20th

of the 2d month 1764, Ponaganset meeting Called Wm Bar[ker?]

 

and David Smith present, for Coakset Joseph Tripp and

 

Peter Devil [Davol] present;

Francis

Coffins

Certificate

Francis Coffin hath Produced a Certificate from the monthly

Meeting of Nantucket, Certifying him to be of an Orderly

life and Conservation and Clear from any Entanglement

Francis

Coffins

answer

Relating marriage which this Meeting accepts

Francis Coffin and Ann Hussey did appear for their answer

which was that they might Proceed to take each other in

 

Marriage in Some Convenient time between this and th[e]

 

next monthly Meeting Observing the Good order Establis[hed]

 

among us in the Performance ther[e]of and Caleb Russell an[d]

 

David Smith are appointed to see their Marriage Consumat[ed]

 

in Said order and make Report to the mext [sic] monthly Meeting

E. Bowen Rec’d

This Meeting doth accept of Elihu Bowen to be under our Ca[re]

Jacob Motts

paper accep=

=ted

This Meeting doth accept of Jacob Motts paper Condemning his

outgoings in taking too much Spirituous Liquor, hoping h[e]

may Conduct better for time to Come – –

Prince Allen request

refer’d

The matter Concerning Prince Allens Request to Come und[er]

friends Care with his Children is Refer’d to the next month[ly]

 

Meeting, and the Same friends are Still Continued in that

 

Service and to make Report to the next monthly Meeting – –

Timothy Sher

=man Jur

Case referd

The matter Concerning Timothy Shearman jur is Refer’d

to the next monthly Meeting; – –

The women friends Inform that they have accepted of

R. Cornel

Rec’d

Rebeccah Cornel [Cornell] to be under their Care which this Meeting

Concurs with

meetings

Granted in Allens Neck

This Meeting Grants the friends in Allens neck th[e]

Liberty to hold a meeting there one month longer as heretofore

John Potter

overseer of

the poor

This Meeting doth appoint John Potter overseer of the poor ([?]

Nicholas Howland) in lieu of Paul Russell and they to make

Report once a Quarter – –

[Ca]se of Benj [She]arman Jur

refer’d

The matter Concerning Benjamin Shearman jur is Referd

to the Next monthly Meeting;

 

[3?] mo

1764

At a monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth on the

19th day of the 3d month 1764, Ponaganset meeting Called

 

David Smith and William Anthony jur present, for Coakset

 

Peter Devil [Davol] and Philip Tripp present

[Jos]eph Howland

[pro]posal of mar[ri]age

Joseph Howland & Bershebe Shearman and Daniel Smith and

Rebecca Cornel [Cornell] declared their Intentions of Marriage and

[D]aniel Smith proposal of

[m]arriage

were desired to wait till the next monthly Meeting for their

answer, and Benjamin Howland jur and John Potter are

 

appointed to make Inquiry into the young mens Clearness

 

as to Marriage and Conversation and make Report to the

 

next monthly Meeting – –

[Re]port of Fran

[F]rancis Coffins

marriage

The friends appointed to See Francis Coffin and Ann Husseys

Marriage Consumated make Report that they attended the

Marriage and Saw nothing but that it was accomplished

 

in Good order

[Pr]ince Allen [R]equest referd

The matter Concerning Prince Allens Request to Come

 

under friends Care with his Children is Refer’d to the next

 

monthly meeting and the Same friends that were appointed

 

to discourse with them two months ago are still Continued in

 

the Same Service & to make Report to the next monthly Meeting,

T. Shear=

man dis=

own’d

whereas Timothy Shearman jur hath Married out of the order

of friends, and he hath been Sufficiently Labour’d with, and

he Refusing to adhere to friends Cautions and Labour of love

 

therefore this Meeting doth deny him the Said Timothy

 

Shearman to be one in Unity with us and from under our Care

[Ca]se of Benj

Shearman Jur

referd

The matter Concerning Benja Shearman ju: is Refer’d to the

next monthly Meeting;

[Jo?]ne Soule

Receiv’d

The women friends Inform that they have Concluded to accept

of Jone Soule to be under the Care of friends which this Meetin[g]

Building

at coakset

meeting house

To collect

account of

Publick friends

deceased

Concurs with; This Meeting appoints Ichabod Eddy and Josep[h]

Tripp are to Carry on the Rebuilding of Coakset meeting Hou[se]

This meeting appoints the Elders of Aponaganset and Coakse[t]

a Committee to Collect an Account of the deaths of Public

friends that have happened from for Some time past and

bring them to the Adjournment;

Complaint

against

Benj Tripp

Coakset friends Preparitive meeting Inform that

Benja Tripp hath Gone Contrary to friends orders in Opposin[g]

the Constable in Distraining for a Tax and he hath been Labo[ured]

 

with by the Visitors and has not made Satisfaction therefore

 

this meeting doth appoint Peleg Smith Humphry Smith and

 

William Anthony ju: a Committee to Labour furder with h[?]

 

and make Report to the next monthly Meeting ~

Queries

Answer’d

The Queries have been Read and answers prepar’d from both

preparitive Meetings and Read in this Meeting,

Representa

=tives

Joseph Tucker Peleg Smith Philip Tripp Samuel Smith

and Peter Devil [Davol] are appointed to attend the Quarterly

 

Meeting and Compile the Answers to the Queries and draw

 

an Epistle to the Same^& bring them to the Adjournment

Complaint

against

Benj Devil

Benjamin Devil [Davol] hath Married out of the order of friends

and hath also had a Child Soon after Marriage and hat[h]

been Labour’d with and Declines to make Satisfaction

 

Therefore this Meeting doth appoint Christopher Gifford a[nd]

 

Ichabod Eddy to labour furder with him and make Report

 

to the next monthly Meeting, This Meeting hath Colle[cted]

order to pay Antipas

Hathaway

£3–11s–8d old tenor and the Treasurer is orderd to pay An[tipas]

Hathaway 10 Shillings Lawfull money for mending Glass a[t?]

 

the meeting House; This Meeting adjourns to the Sixth day

adjourn

of next month ~

mett

This Meeting being met according to Adjournment

 

the Sixth day of the 4th month 1764 the Representatives

[ep]istles &

[an]swers to

all present, This meeting hath Signed and Sent an Epistle

[qu]eries Sent

to the Quarterly Meeting and also hath Sent the Answers

 

to the Queries by the Representatives

death of

Publick

Friends

The Elders brought the Account of the deaths of Publick

friends to this Meeting


4th month

1764

At a monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth b/y on the 16th

of the 4th mo: 1764 Ponaganset meeting Called Caleb Russell

 

and William Anthony jur present, for Coakset Peleg Hud=

 

=dlestone present,

[Jo]seph

Howland

Daniel Smith [C]learness

The friends appointed to Enquire into Joseph Howlands and

Danil [Daniel] Smiths Clearness as to Marriage and Conversation

make Report that they do’nt find anything to hinder

 

their Proceeding in Marriage; – –

[Jos]eph

Howlands

Daniel Smiths answer

Joseph Howland and Bershebe Shearman Danil [Daniel] Smith and

Rebecca Cornel [Cornell] did appear for their Answer and their

Answer was that they might Proceed to take each other

 

in Marriage in Some Convenient time between this

 

and the next monthly Meeting observing the Good order

 

used amongst us and John Potter and Benja Howland jur

 

are appointed to See Joseph Howlands and Barshebe [Bershebe] Shearmans

 

Marriage Consumated in Sd order and make Report to the

 

next monthly meeting, and William Anthony jur

 

and Samuel Smith are appointed for the Same Service

 

at the Marriage of Daniel Smith and Rebecca Cornel [Cornell] and

 

they to make Report to the next monthly meeting

[Pr]ince Allen

[&?]Children

Received

This Meeting doth accept of Prince Allen and his Children

to be under our Care for time to Come

[Ca]se of Benj

Shearman Ju

refere’d

the matter Concerning Benja Shearman jur is Refer’d to

the next monthly Meeting

Benj Tripp

Case Suspen

=ded

The Comm[i]ttee appointed to Labour with Benja Tripp

make Report that he ought to Condemn his Opposing the

officer in the manner he did and he Cannot find freedom to

 

Comply with their Judgment at present Therefore the matter

 

is Suspended ~

Report from

Quarterly

meeting

The friends appointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting make

Report that they ^all attended it and have produced an Epistle from

the Same which was Read in this Meeting and well Accepted

Benj Deval

refer’d

The matter Concerning Benja Deval [Davol] is Refered to the next mont[hly]

Meeting and the same friends are Still Continued in the Same Servi[ce]

 

and they to draw up a paper of Denial against him if they think

 

Necessary and bring it to the next monthly meeting;

Antp[?] Hath=

=away is paid

The treasurer has paid Antipas Hathaway ten Shillin[gs]

for mending Glass;

Wm Sanford

& David

Smith acompt

William Sanford and David Smith has Brought in an

account to this meeting for Repairing the Stable belong[ing to?]

this Meeting and the lock the drawer and one Quire of Pap[er]

 

and one Ink Stand; all £27=16s–6d Old tenor which this

 

meeting accepts

Philip Trafford

request for

his Children

accepted

Philip Trafford Requests that his Children that he had by

his first wife be taken under friends Care which this meet[ing]

Grants and accepts them to be under Our Care for the time to Com[e]

L. Cornel

Rec’d

The women friends Inform that they have Accepted of Lyd[ia?]

Cornel [Cornell] to be under their Care which this Meeting Concurs with

 

5 mo:

1764

At a monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 21 of [?]

5th month 1764 Ponaganset Meeting Called Joseph Smith and

 

Samuel Smith present for Coakset Daniel Wood present,

 

John Potter and Benjamin Howland ju: make report that h[e]

Report of

Jos[?] Howland

marriage

attended the Marriage of Joseph Howland and Barshebe [Bershebe] Shea[rman]

and Saw nothing but that it was Accomplished in Good order

William Anthony jur and Samuel Smith Report that they

Report of

Dan Smiths

Marriage

attended the marriage of Daniel Smith and Rebecca Cornel [Cornell]

and Saw nothing but it was likewise Accomplished in

Good Order – –

[Ca]se of Benj

[She]arman Jur

[r]eferd

The matter Concerning Benjamin Shearman jur is Refer’d

to the next monthly Meeting and Peleg Smith and William

Anthony jur are Appointed to discourse with him Concerning his

 

not attending meetings and make Report to the next

 

monthly Meeting, The matter Concerning Benjamin Devil [Davol] is

 

Refer’d to the next monthly meeting; – –

[?] take Sub=

[=sc]riptions

for [Geo]rg Foxes

[Jo]urnals

Samuel Smith is appointed to take the Subscribtions [subscriptions] for

George Fox’s Journals and Endeavour to Collect the Money

and Send it up to the Yearly Meeting; – –

N. Sisson

Rec’d &

L. Shear=

[=]man denied

the women friends Inform that they have accepted of Naomy

Sisson to be Under their Care and that they have denied

Lydia Shearman from being one under their Care both which

this Meeting Concurs with;

Complaint

[a]gainst

Wilcox

There hath been a Report brought to this Meeting that Stephen

Wilcox hath So Conducted in time past that he hath very

much fallen Short of discharging many of his debts which

 

hath been due, which Seems to be of an attendency to bring

 

a Reproach on friends therefore Peter Devil [Davol] Philip Tripp

 

Peleg Huddlestone Joseph Gifford and Joseph Tucker are

 

Appointed a Comittee of Enquiry and to discourse with him

 

and make Report to the Adjournment of this Meeting

adjourn

This Meeting Adjourns to the 30th of this month

mett

This Meeting being mett according to Adjournment the 30th

 

of the 5th month 1764 the Representatives being Called for

 

Ponaganset Samuel Smith present, for Coakset none present

[C]ase of Stephen

[W]ilcox referd

the Committee make Report that Stephen Wilcox desires that

friends would wait untill the next monthly meeting therefore

 

the matter is Refer’d to Sd meeting; – –

[Co]mplaint

[ag]ainst Job

Howland

Lusana Russell has Exhibited a Complaint against Job How=

=land for Refusing to Leave a Contr^oversy Subs^isting Between them

to Arbitration, therefore Barnabas Mosher and Luke Hart are

 

appointed a Committee of Enquiry and they to advise Job Howland

 

to leave it to men if they think Necessary and make

 

Report to the next monthly meeting;

 

6 mo:

1764

At a monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the

18th of the 6th month 1764 Ponaganset meeting Called

Stephen

Wilcox case referd

Peleg Smith and Joseph Smith present for Coakset for

Joshua Devil [Davol] present – –

Stephen

Hathway

proposal of

marriage

Stephen Hathaway and Abigail Smith did lay their

Intention of Marriage and were desired to wait till the

next monthly Meeting for their Answer

Case of Ben

Shearman refered

The matter Concerning Benjan Shearman jur is Refer’d

to the next monthly meeting, as is likewise that of Benja

Case of Ben

Devil referd

Devil [Davol] – –

Money Collec

=ted for 12

Books mo

Samuel Smith has answered the Appointment of last

monthly meeting and Collected money Enough for twelve

of Fox’s Journals – –

meetings

advice to

Stephen

Wilcox

It is the advice of this Meeting that if Stephen Wilcox Can’t

discharge his debts no otherwise he ought to deliver up his

Estate to his Creditors and Notify them all as Soon as may

be, and the Same Committee is Still Continued to Notify him

 

of the Conclusion of this Meeting and assist him in advice

 

and make Report to the next monthly Meeting; –

Henry

Stantons

Visit

Our Esteemed friend Henry Stanton has Visited this

Meeting with a Certificate from Carterite [Carteret]

In North Carolina dated the 18th of the 4th mo: 1764 which being Read

 

was kindly accepted.

Friends

appointed

for Quarter

=ly meeting

Peleg Smith Humphry Smith Philip Tripp are Appointed

to attend the Quarterly meeting and draw an Epistle to the

Same and bring it to the adjournment; – –

Case of

Job How=

=land

The ^friends appointed to Inquire into the Controversey between

Job Howland and Lusanna Russell make Report that they

think it Necessary to Leave it to men and that they

 

advised them to do it which ^he Refused therefore Joseph

 

Smith and Joseph Gifford are appointed to Labour

 

furder with him and make Report to the next

 

monthly Meeting;

[words crossed out for last two lines]

[or]der to pay

[Jon]athan

Hu]sey

This Meeting has Collected 4£–4s–11d old tenor and the

Treasurer is order’d to pay Jonathan Hussie [Hussey] three Dollars

for keeping the Meeting House half a year

[adj]ourn

[m]ett

This meeting adjourns to the first Sixth day in next month

This meeting being met according to adjournment the 6 of the 7th

 

month 1764 the Representatives being Called for Ponaganset

 

Peleg Smith and Joseph Smith present for Coakset none pre==sent

[ans]wrs

[to] the

[Que]ries

The Queries have been Read and answers prepared from both

preparitive meetings and Peleg Smith Humphry Smith and

Wm Anthony jur are appointed to Compile the answers to the

 

Queries and Deliver them to the Representatives

 

This meeting has Signed and ordered to be Sent an Epistle to the

 

Quarterly meeting by the Representatives

[Ru]th

[Ed]dy

[de]nied

The women friends Inform that they have Concluded to deny

Ruth Eddy therefore david Smith is appointed to draw a paper

of Denial against her and bring it to the next monthly meeting

 

7th mo:1764

At a monthly Meeting held at Dartmouth the 16th of the

 

7th month 1764 Ponaganset meeting Called David Smith and Samll [Samuel]

 

Smith present for Coakset Joseph Tripp and Ichabod Eddy present

Stephen

Hathaway

certifi=

[=ca]te

Stephen Hathaway produced a Certificate from Sandwich monthly meet=

=ing Certifying his Clearness as to Marriage and Conversation in a

degree Clear – –

Stephen

Hathaways

[an]swer

Stephen Hathaway and Abigail Smith did appear for their answer

which was that they might proceed to take each other in marriage

in Some Convenient time between this and the next monthly Mee=

 

=ting Observing the Good order Established Amongst us in the perfor=

 

=mance thereof and William Anthony and Daniel Russell are

 

appointed to See their Marriage Consumated in S,d order and make

 

Report to the next monthly Meeting

Jemima

Hoxie

Receivd

Jemima Hoxie has Produced a Certificate from the monthly meeting

of Sandwich dated the 29 of the 6th mo: 1764 Informing of her being of

an orderly life and Conversation and under their Care and that

 

She has Settled her outward affairs which this meeting accepts and She

 

to be under our Care

Mary Tuc=

=ker

Received

Mary Tucker hath Produced a Certificate from Sandwich

monthly Meeting held the 29th of the 6 mo: 1764 which Informs

her being in a Good degree of an orderly life and Conversation

 

which this meeting accepts and She to be under our Care for

 

the time to Come – –

Ben Sher

=man case

referd

The matter Concerning Benja Shearman ju: is Refer’d to the

next monthly meeting

Jos Taber Ju

his paper

Joseph Taber ju: has produced a paper to this meeting Condem[n]ing

his falling into the Sin of fornication which this meeting

 

appoints Caleb Russell to See that it be Red [read] at the end of a first day

 

meeting for worship at Quishnet and he to be present and make

 

Report to the next monthly Meeting, and when Said paper be

 

Read as afforesaid this meeting Concludes to accept of it for

Case of

Benj Deval

referd

Satisfaction;  The matter Concerning Benja Deval [Davol] is

Refer’d to the next monthly meeting; – –

The case

of Stephen

Wilcox

the Committee appointed to have the Care of Stephen Wilcox’s

affair make Report that he did not fully Comply with the Conclu:

=sion of last monthly meeting therefore the Same Committee are

 

Still Continued to Repeat the Same advice to him and also to Inform

 

him that this Meeting desires him Imediately to Comply with

 

the above Said advice and if he do’nt he must Expect to be

 

dealt with as an offender

Report

from

Quarterly

meeting

The friends appointed to attend the Quarterly meeting being

Called upon make Report that they did all attend it and have

produced an Epistle from the Same which was Red to Good Satisfaction

Epistles

received

This Meeting Received two Epistles from London one written

the other Printed which was Read to Good Satisfaction, and

 

as they Contain many wholsome Exhortations and advices, they

 

are Recommended to friends Observation; – –

 

This meeting likewise Received an Epistle from the yearly mee=

 

=ting at Philadelphia dated the 9th mo: 1763 and one from our

 

last yearly meeting held at Newport on Rhode Island

 

This ^meeting adjourns to the 25th day of this Instant

 

This meeting being Met According to Adjournment the

 

Representatives being Called for Ponaganset meeting David

 

Smith and Samuel Smith present for Coakset none present

Testimony

[a]gainst

Ruth Eddy

This meeting has Signed a paper of Denial against Ruth Eddy

for falling into the Sin of fornication which is Evident by her

having a Child Soon after Marriage and Peleg Huddlestone

 

is appointed to Read it or Get Some body to Read it at the end

 

of a first day meeting of worship at Coakset meeting house

 

and make Report to the next monthly meeting;

[C]ase of

Job How=

[=]land

The Committee appointed last monthly meetyng to Labour with

Job Howland make Report that he declines to leave the Contro=

=versey to men therefore Jonathan Hussie [Hussey] Joseph Smith and Wm

 

Anthony ju: are appointed a Committee to have them face to face

 

and to Labour to Reconcile them and if they Can’t to advise

 

them to leave their Controversy to men [word crossed out] if they think pro=

 

=per and make Report to the next monthly meeting

 

8th mo:

1764

At a monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 20th of the 8th 1764

Ponaganset meeting Called James Shearman and Caleb Russell

 

present, for Coakset Peter Devil [Davol] present and the other friend that

 

was appointed at Coakset Sent an Excuse which this meeting

report of

Stephen

Hathaways

marriage

thinks Sufficient

the friends appointed to See Stephen Hathaway and Abigail Smiths

marriage Consumated make Report that they attended the

Benj Sher

man Jur

paper

accepted

marriage and Saw nothing but that it was accomplished in Good Order

This ^meeting doth accept of Benja Shearman ju: his paper for Satisfaction

Condeming his misconduct in marriage and he to be under our Care

for the time to Come

 

Caleb Russell makes Report that Joseph Taber ju:’s paper has

 

been Read According to the Appointment of last monthly meeting

 

which is as followeth (viz)

 

Dartmouth the 22 of the first month 1764

J. Taber

Repen:

dear friends;

Whereas I Joseph Taber jur of Dartmouth have had my Educati=

 

=on among Friends in a Sober manner and am also fully persuaded

 

and Confirmed in my mind of the Truth of the Doctrines and

 

Principles held forth by them; have notwithstanding through

 

unwatchfullness and not taking that heed which I ought to have

 

done to that Divine Principle of Light and Grace fallen into

 

the Sin of Fornication which is Evident by my wive’s having

 

a Child Soon after Marriage, also my being married out of

 

the Unity of friends, all which I do hereby Condem, and am

 

heartily Sorry for, and desire the Lord may forgive me and

 

friends pass it by and let me Remain Under their Care

 

their Labour of love with me I do Gratefully acknowledge

 

and hope it may not prove Labour lost

   

from your friend Joseph Taber jur

Case of Ben

Devil

referd

The matter Concerning Benjamin Devil [Davol] is Refered to next

monthly meeting and Christopher Gifford and Ichabod Eddy are

appointed to have the Care of the affair and make Report to the

 

next monthly meeting; – –

 

Peleg Huddlestone makes Report that Ruth Eddys paper of

 

Denial hath been Read according to the appointment of last

R. Eddy

disowned

monthly Meeting;    which is as follows,

Whereas Ruth Eddy Daughter of William Gifford [d?] and

 

Patience his wife was Educated in the profession of us the people

 

Called Quakers in Dartmouth and did Some times frequent our

 

Religious meetings, but for want of faithfull adherence to the

 

dictates of that Divine Principal which was Sufficient to have

 

preserved her, hath been prevailed on to Give way to the tem=

 

=tation of the enemy So far as to be Guilty of the Sin of Fornicatio[n]

 

as doth appear by her having a Child Soon after marriage

 

and Notwithstanding She hath been duly admonished & advised

 

in order to bring her to a Sight of her misconduct, but She

 

Still Remaining Obstinate, we do therefore hereby disown

 

the Said Ruth Eddy to be of our Society until She Come to

 

witness that Godly Sorrow which worketh true Repentance

 

which that the Lord may mercifully Grant her is our Sincere

 

desire;   Signed by order and in behalf of the above S’d people

 

in their monthly meeting held in Dartmouth by adjournment

 

the 25th of the 7th month 1764 by

Job Russell Clerk

     

Elisabeth Smith Clerk

     

for this day – –

Affair of

[Stephen?]

Wilcox referd

The affair Concerning Stephen Wilcox is Refer’d to the next

monthly meeting; – –

The Committee appointed to Inspect into the Controversy Subsisting

 

between Job Howland and Lusanna Russell make Report that

 

it was their advice that he ought to leave to men the Controversey

 

which he Refuses to do therefore he is looked upon as an offender and

 

John Russell 2d John Potter Wm Barker are appointed to Inform

 

him of the Judgment of this meeting, and to Labour with him as

[V]isitors

they Shall find freedom and make Report to the next monthly meeting

 

It is the Conclusion of this meeting that the Visitors do Still Continue

[Elijah?] Russel

request a

[Cer]tificate

in the Same Service for one month longer · –

Elijah Russell Desires a Certificate to the monthly meeting of

Swanzey Signifying his Clearness Respecting Marriage and

 

Conversation, therefore Humphry Smith and Benja Howland 2d

 

are appointed to Inspect into his Conversation and draw one for him

[Be]nj Tripps

Case

if they think proper and bring it to the next monthly meeting

The matter Concerning Benja Tripp hath Laid Several months

 

and nothing done therefore Peleg Huddlestone and John Mosher

 

are appointed to treat with him on that matter and make

 

Report to the next monthly meeting; ~

 

9 mo: }

1764

At a monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 17th of the 9th

month 1764 Ponaganset meeting Called Joseph Smith and

 

Daniel Russell present, for Coaset Christopher Gifford and

Benj Devil

Case referd

David Devil [Davol] present;

The matter Concerning Benja Devil [Davol] is Refer’d to the next monthly

 

meeting and Christopher Gifford is Still Continued according to the

 

appointment of last monthly meeting ~

 

the matter Concerning Stephen Wilcox is Refer’d to next monthly

Ann Coffin

Certificate

meeting; This Meeting has Signed and Sent a Certificate to the

monthly meeting of Nantucket ^for Ann Coffin Certifying her being in a

[Job?] Howland

[Case] referd

Good degree of an orderly life and Conversation and under our Care

the matter Concerning Job Howland is Refer’d to the next

[Elij?] Russel

[certi]fi=

[=cate]

monthly meeting

This meeting has Signed a Certificate for Elijah Russell to the

monthly meeting of Swanzey Certifying his Clearness from any

 

Entanglement Respecting Marriage and in a degree of an

Joseph

Mosher

request

orderly Conversation – –

Joseph Mosher and his wife Requests to Come under friends Car[e]

therefore Christopher Gifford and David Devil [Davol] are Appointed to

 

take an Opportunity of Conference with him on that account

B. Tripp

accepted

and make Report to the next monthly meeting;

Benjamin Tripp hath appeared in this meeting and made

Certificate requested

for Giles

Russell

friends Such Satisfaction as they have taken up with

Daniel Russell Requests a Removal Certificate for his Son

Giles to the Oblong, therefore Jonathan Hussey and David

 

Smith are Appointed to draw one if they think proper and to

 

make Enquiry into his life and Conversation and bring it to the

Queries

answered

next monthly meeting ~

The Queries have been Read and Answers prepared by both

 

Ponaganset preparative meeting, Joseph Tucker and his Son

Job Howland

Case Sent to

Quar meet=ing

Barziller Tucker are Appointed to draw an Epistle to the Quarterl[y]

meeting and bring it to the adjournment – –

The like Case of Job Howland, is to be Sent up to the Quarterly

adjournd

meeting for advice – –

mett

This meeting Adjourns to the first Sixth day in next month

 

This meeting being met according to Adjournment the

 

Representatives being Called Daniel Russell Joseph Smith

[R.?]Willis

Visit

and David Devil [Davol] present,

Our Esteemed friend Robert Willis hath Visited this meeting

 

with a Certificate from the monthly meeting of Woodbridge

 

in New=Jersey dated the 16th 5 mo: 1764 which was Read and

Chusing Visitors

referd

well Accepted

the matter Concerning Chusing Visitors and Overseers is Refer[‘d]

Friends

for Quar-

meeting

to the next monthly meeting

Joseph Tucker, Abraham Tucker, Philip Tripp are Appointed

to attend the Quarterly meeting and present the Epistle and

 

make Report to the next monthly meeting

 

This meeting hath Signed and Sent an Epistle to the Quarterly

Collection

referd

Meeting by the Representatives

the Quarterly Collection is Refer’d to the next monthly meeting

 

10th mo }

1764

At a monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 15th of the 10th

Month 1764, Ponaganset Meeting Called Joseph Smith and Benja

 

=min Howland jur present, for Coakset Ichabod Eddy and Israel

[Benj Wings

proposal of

marriage?]

Wood present,

Benja Wing and Mary Potter declared their Intentions of Marriage

and were desired to wait til the monthly meeting for their

 

answer and Peleg Huddlestone and Joseph Tripp are appointed

 

to make Enquiry into Benja Wing, Clearness as to Marriage and

 

Conversation and likewise to see if Mary Potters Estate be Settled

 

So that her Children be not hurt by her Said Marriage and make

[Ca]se of

[B]enj Deval

[re]ferd

Report to the next monthly meeting

The affair of Benja Deval [Davol] is Refer’d to the next monthly meeting

and Philip Allen and Adam Gifford are appointed to have an

 

Inspection over him and his Conduct and make Report to

[Step?] Wilcox

Case refered

the next monthly Meeting

[Job?] How-

[-]lands

[Case?] referd

Stephen Wilcoxs Case is Refer’d to the next monthly meeting

The Case of Job Howland is Refer’d to the next monthly meeting

on the account of Informing him of the Result of the Quarterly

 

meeting and Peleg Smith is appointed to Inform him of Said

Giles

Russells

certificate

Result and make Report to the next monthly Meeting;

This Meeting hath Signed a Removal Certificate for Giles

Russell Certifying him to be in a degree of an orderly Conversation

a Comtee

to advise

with[?] in

Lawsuits

and under our Care directed to the monthly meeting of the Oblong

Humphry Smith Joseph Tucker William Barker are

appointed a Standing Comittee pursuant to the direction

overseers

of meeting

house

of the late Book of Discipline in page 138

Jonathan Hussie [Hussey], David Smith, Samuel Smith, Benjamin

Howland ju: William Mosher, Israel Wood, Joshua Cornel [Cornell]

 

David Devil [Davol] are Apointed to have the oversight of the people

 

in the Galleries and other Seats at our next Annual Meeting

 

both here & at Coakset and to make Report to the next

Joseph

Moshers

Case

monthly meeting

The friends Appointed to Confer with Joseph Mosher make

Report that they have not both Confer’d with him by reas[on?]

 

of Indisposion, therefore Ichabod Eddy and David Devil [Davol]

 

are Appointed for the Same Service and they to make Re:

Wm Hath=

[=]away request

=port to the next monthly Meeting;

William Hathaway Requests to Come under Care of

 

friends, therefore Joseph Smith and Luke Hart are

 

Appointed a Committee to Confer with him on that account

 

and make Report to the next monthly Meeting

H. Mosher

Rec’d

The [word crossed out] women friends Inform that they have minuted

Hannah Mosher wife to Wm Mosher under their Care

 

which this Meeting Concurs with

 

11 mo:

1764

At a monthly meeting held in Dartmouth on the

19th day of the 11th month 1764 Ponaganset Meeting

 

Called Joseph Smith and William Anthony ju: present

Benj Wing Clearness

for Coakset John Mosher and Joseph Tripp present,

 

The friends appointed to Inspect into Benjamin Wings Clear

 

=ness as to Marriage and Conversation make Report that

 

they have made Enquiry and do not find any thing to hinder

 

his Proceeding in Marriage and also that the widows Estate

B. Wings

answer

is Settled according to friends orders;

Benjamin Wing and Mary Potter appeared for their

 

Answer, which was that they might proceed to take each

 

other in Marriage in Some Convenient time between this

 

and the next monthly meeting, Observing the Good order

 

Established amongst us in the performance thereof and

 

Peleg Huddlestone and Joseph Tripp are appointed to See

 

their Marriage Consumated in Said order and make

[Benj Devil

case?] referd

Report to the next monthly meeting

The matter Concerning Benjamin Devil [Davol] is Refer’d to the next

 

monthly Meeting; and the Same Committees are Still Continued

 

in the Same Service and to Return the paper to him and Inform

 

him that there is a deficiency and make Report to the next

[M. Kerby

And

M. Mosher

Rec’d?]

monthly meeting;

The women friends Inform that they have minuted Mary Kerby [Kirby]

and Meribah Mosher under their Care which this Meeting Concurs with

The Case of Stephen Wilcox is Refer’d to the next monthly meeting

[J. How:

=land

denied]

Whereas, there hath been a Complaint Exhibited against Job

Howland by Lusanna Russell for Refusing to leave a Contro=

=versey Subsisting between them to Arbitration, and he hath

 

been Sufficiently Laboured with and he appears Obstinate

 

and Refuses friends Advice, therefore this Meeting for the

 

Clearing of the Blessed truth doth deny the S,d Job Howland

 

from being one under our Care

adjourn

This Meeting Adjourns till tomorrow at the tenth hour in

mett

the fore noon

 

This Meeting being met according to Adjournment the 20th 11:mo: 1764

 

the Representives being Called for Ponaganset meeting both

 

present for Coakset Joseph Tripp present the other Repre:tive

[overseers

of meetg

house

report?]

has made an Excuse for his absence which this meeting accepts

The friends Appointed to have the oversight of the people in the

Galleries and other Seats at our Annual Meeting being Called

upon make Report that they attended Agreeable to

[J.] Mosher

Rec’d

appointment and that the people behaved in a Good degree

orderly; The Committee Appointed to Confer with Joseph

 

Mosher make Report that he Gave them Good Satisfaction

 

Therefore this Meeting doth accept and minute him under

over=

seers

Chosen

our Care

This Meeting appoints Joshua Devel [Davol] and Israel Wood Overseers

for Coakset, and also appoints William Anthony ju: and Job

 

Russell Overseers for Ponaganset, and also appoints Luke

Visitors

Hart and Barziller Tucker overseers from Newtown

 

This Meeting Appoints Abraham Tucker and Caleb

 

Russell Visitors for Ponaganset , and Peter Deuel [Devol]

Wm

Hathway

Recd

and Philip Tripp Visitors for Coakset

The Comittee Appointed to Confer with Wm Hathaway

make Report that he Gave them Good Satisfaction

Meetings

Granted

therefore this Meeting Minutes him under our Care

This Meeting Grants the friends living in Allens neck

 

Liberty to hold a Meeting down there at some friends House

 

three first days in a month for three winter Months and the

 

first Spring Month, Excepting the first days that precede

Complaint

against Isaac

Howland

the monthly Meetings

Whereas, Isaac Howland ju: hath Married out of the Unity

of friends, and hath been in the Practice of the Slave

 

Trade, and hath never Condemned them to friends Satisfaction

Nat Sowle Jr

Request

which is Refered to the next Monthly Meeting;

Nathaniel Soule ju: Requests to Come under friends Care

 

Therefore Ichabod Eddy and Israel Wood are Appointed to

 

take an Oppertunity of Conference with him, and make

Jos Mosher

request a

Certificate

Report to the next Monthly Meeting

Joseph Mosher desires a Removal Certificate to Smithfield

Therefore Isael [Israel] Wood and Philip Tripp are Appointed to make

 

Enquiry into his Outward Affairs, and draw one for him

To draw a

Certificate

for Mathew

Franklin

if they think proper and bring it to the next Monthly Meeting

This Meeting Appoints Humphry Smith and William

Anthony jun to draw a Certificate for Matthew Franklin

and bring it to the next Monthly Meeting;

 

12 mo 1764

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 17th of the

 

12th month 1764, Ponaganset Meeting Called David Smith and

 

Wm Anthony ju: present, for Coakset, Philip Tripp and Israel

[?]the

[?]

[?] of

[MA]rriage

Wood present,

William Hathaway and Ruth Barker Declared their Intentions of

Marriage, and were desired to wait until the next monthly Meet=

=ing for their Answer and Caleb Russell and Joseph Smith are

 

Appointed to Make Enquiry into the young mans Clearness as to

[B]

[Da]vil

[di]sowned

Marriage and Conversation and Make Report to the next Monthly

meeting; Whereas Benja Davil [Davol] hath fallen into the Sin of

fornication and he hath been Sufficiently dealt with and Refuses to

 

make friends Satisfaction; therefore this Meeting thinks best for the

 

Clearing of the Blessed truth to disown him, and do Appoint Isaac

 

Smith to draw up a paper of denial Against him and bring it to the

[report?] of

[?] Wings

[Mar]riage

next Monthly Meeting;

The friends Appointed to See Benja Wing, and Mary Potters Marriage

Consumated Make Report that they attended the Marriage, and that

[?] of Step

[Wil]cox

referd

it was Consumated in tolerable good order;

The Case of Stephen Wilcox is Refered to the next monthly Meeting As is

[?] of Isaac

[How]land

[?]

likewise the Matter Concerning Isaac Howland jun – – and the Represen=

=tatives to the Quarterly Meeting are Appointed to treat with Said howland

on that account and Inform him that his Accknowledgment is too

N. Sowle

[?]

short and wherein;

The friends Appointed to Conferr with Nathaniel Sowle ye 2d Make

 

Report that he Gave them Good Satisfaction, therefore this Meeting

[Certi]ficat

[?] Mosher

doth Minute him under friends Care.

This Meeting has Signed and Sent a Removal Certificate to the Monthly

Certificate

[for] Matthew

Franklin

Meeting of Smithfield for Joseph Mosher and family;

This Meeting has Signed and sent a Certificate for Matthew Franklin to

[Request] for

[M]eeting [?] Swanzy

Flushing on long Island;

The friends at New Swanzy Requests Liberty to hold a Meeting there

 

on first days till the last of the 4th month 1765 which this Meeting

 

Grants Exceptt the holding a Meeting on them first days that

John How

Land’s

request

precedes our Monthly Meeting day,

John Howland Requests to Come under friends Care, therefore this

Meeting doth appoint Wm Bowdish and Joseph Gifford to Confer

John Smith’s

request &

Certificate

with him on that Act and Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting

John Smith the 3d Requests a Certificate to the monthly Meeting

of Sandwich Respecting his Clearness as to Marriage and Conversation

 

Therefore Luke hart and Barzillear Tucker are Appointed to Inspect

 

into the Above Sd. particulars and draw one for him if they think

 

proper, and bring it to the next Monthly Meeting;

order to pay

Jonan Hussey

This Meeting has Collected £7:17S–2d old tener, and the Treasurer

is ordered to pay Jonathan Hussey three Dollars for keeping the

To Settle

with Trea

surer

Meeting House half a year; Wm Sanford and Jonathan Hussey are

Appointed to make up Accompts with the Treasurer and Make Report

meeting house

Overseers

to the next monthly Meeting;

The Treasurer has paid Jonathan Hussey According to order. – –

Friends

for Quart

meeting

The overseers of the Meeting House are Still Continued for one year more

Humphry Smith, Samuel Smith, Wm Anthony ju. Caleb Russell

Philip Tripp are Appointed to Attend the Quarterly

 

meeting and Compile the Answers to the Queries and draw

 

an Epistle to the Same and bring them to the Adjourn=

J Howland

appeals

=ment of this Meeting.

Job Howland Requests an Appeal from the Judgment

adjourn

of this Meeting to the Quarterly Meeting which is Granted

mett

This Meeting Adjourns to the 26 day of this Month

 

This Meeting being mett According to Adjournment this

 

26 day of the 12th month 1764, the Representation being

 

Called for Ponaganset David Smith and Wm Anthony ju.

D Smith

Clerk this

day

present, for Coakset None present; – –

This Meeting Appoints David Smith Clark of this

Meeting for this day – –

Queries answered

Epistle Signed

The friends Appointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting have

drawn an Epistle and Compiled the Answers to the Queries which

 

was brought to this Meeting and the Epistle Signed by the

 

Clark and ordered to be Sent up by the Representatives;

 

1st mo. 1765

At a Monthly Meeting held at Dartmouth the 21 of the

 

first Month 1765, Ponaganset Meeting Called Joseph Smith

 

and Caleb Russell Present, for Coakset John Mosher present

Wm Hathaway’s

Clearness

The friends Appointed to make Enquiry into Wm Hathaway’s

Clearness as to Marriage and Conversation Make Report

 

that they do not find Anything to hinder their proceeding

 

in Marriage.

Wm Hathaways

proposal of

marriage

William Hathaway and Ruth Barker did appear for their

Answer which was that they might Proceed to take Each

other in Marriage in Some Convenient time between this

 

and the next monthly Meeting Observing the Good Order

 

Established among us in the performance thereof and Caleb

 

Russell and Joseph Smith are appointed to see their Marriage

 

Consumated in Sd order and make Report to the next Monthly Meeting.

Benja Davil

disowned

This Meeting has Signed a paper of denial Against Benja

Davil [Davol] for the Sin of Fornication but the Reading of it is Referd

 

to the next monthly Meeting, and Philip Allen is Appointed

 

to Inform him of the Judgment of this Meeting and make

 

Report to the next monthly meeting.

Case of Stephen

Wilcox refer’d

The Case of Stephen Wilcox is Refered to the next Monthly Meeting

Case of Isaac

Howland Ju. &

John Howland

refer’d

as is likewise the Case Concerning Isaac Howland jun

And likewise the Case Concerning John Howland is Refered to

the next Monthly Meeting.

Certificate for

John Smith

This Meeting has Signed a Certificate for John Smith, Joseph’s

Son, to the monthly meeting of Sandwich Certifying his Clearness

 

as to Marriage and Conversation

Settled with

Treasurer

The friends Appointed to make up Accompts with the Treasurer

make Report that they have answer’d their Appointment

 

and there is due to this Meeting £4–10S–1d old Tener

Report from

Quarterly

Meeting

The Friends Appointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting

Make Report that three of them attended agreeable to

Appointment and one of the other made an Excuse which the

 

Quarterly Meeting took up with and Caleb Russell [4-5 letters crossed out] has

 

made an Excuse to this Meeting, and the Said friends have

 

produced an Epistle from the Sad [Said] Meeting which was Read in

 

this Meeting and Well Accepted

Obediah

Allen’s

offence

Obediah Allen has sent a paper to this Meeting Condeming

his falling into the Sin of Fornication which Was Read in

this Meeting and Refer’d to the next Monthly Meeting for

 

furder Consideration.

P. Snell

denied

The Women friends Inform that they have denied Phebe Snell

for Marrying Contrary to the order of Friends which this Meeting

 

Concurs With

T. Wings

Whereas Thomas Wing has Married Contrary to the Order

 

of friends, and also has Removed Without a Certificate, and

P. Davel

under

dealing

also Philip Davel [Davol] has Removed without a Certificate and

without friends Advice, Therefore Daniel Russell is Appointed

to Labour with both of them for the afforesd offences in behalf

 

of this Meeting when he Goes to Oblong, and Make Report to

 

this Meeting as Soon as he Can.

 

2d mo:

1765

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth on the 18th of the

2d Month 1765 the Representatives for Ponaganset are

 

Joseph Smith and Caleb Russell present, for Coakset Philip Tripp

 

and Israel Wood present;

Ezekiel

Comstock proposal

of marriage

Ezekiel Comstock and Mary Russell declared their Intentions

of Marriage at this Meeting and were desired to ^wait till the next

Monthly Meeting for their Answer.

Report of

Wm Hath

away mar

riage

The friends Appointed to oversee the Marriage of Wm Hathaway

and Ruth Barker Report that they both attended the Marriage

and Saw nothing but that it was Accomplished in Good order

Benj Davil disowned

There was a paper of denial Signed Against Benja Davel [Davol]at the last

 

Monthly Meeting, and was Presen’d to this Meeting to let him know

 

the Conclusion of Sd Meeting, and Report being Made that he

 

Still Refuses to Condemn his outgoings, therefore Philip Tripp

 

is Appointed to Read it at Coakset Meeting after the Meeting

 

of Worship on a first day between this and the next Monthly

 

Meeting, and Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting.

Case of

Stephen Wilcox

& Isaac Howland

refer’d

The Case of Stephen Wilcox and likewise that of Isaac Howland jun

are both Refer’d to the next Monthly Meeting

The Case of John Howland is Refer’d to the next Monthly Meeting

under the Same Care as heretofore

Obediah

Allen’s case

continued

Obediah Allen’s Reference is Still Continued till next Monthly

Meeting, and Peleg Huddlestone and Job Case are Appointed to discourse

with the young man, and also with the young Woman that Accused of^

 

him of the Aforesd Crime, and Endeavor to have them face to face

 

and see if the young Woman be fully Satisfied and make Report

 

to the next Monthly Meeting.

G. Handy Requests

to Come

among friends

George Handy Requests to Come Under the Care of friends therefore

Joseph Smith and Wm Mosher are appointed to [fo] Confer with him

on that Account and make Report to the next Monthly Meeting.

D. Smith

under

dealing

Whereas Daniel Smith (Isaac’s Son) hath been of Accused of the Sin of

Fornication for which offence he hath been discoursed with by the

overseers and declines to Condemn the Same, therefore this Meeting

 

doth Appoint Joseph Tucker and James Shearman to discourse furder

 

with him, and Inform him that it is the mind of this Meeting that if he

 

do not Condem his offence nor Endeavour to make friends Satisfaction

 

That they are Appointed to draw a paper of denial Against him and to bring

 

it to the next Monthly Meeting and Make Report to the Said Meeting. – –

C Slocum

under

dealing

Whereas Christopher Slocum hath been Accused of the Sin of Fornica=

=tion and hath been Laboured with by one of the overseers and the

visitors and Gave them no Satisfaction, Therefore this Meeting doth

 

appoint Daniel Cornel and Samuel Smith to Labour furder with

 

him and also Inform him that it is the Mind of this Meeting that

 

they Should draw a paper of denial Against him if he don’t Incline

 

to Condemn his Offence and make friends Satisfaction and bring it

 

to the next Monthly Meeting.

Order to

draw a

Certificate

for Robert Willis

Humphry Smith and Wm Anthony jun are Appointed to draw a Certificate

for our Worthy friend Robert Willis, and bring it to the next Monthly Meeting

Peleg Smith, Samuel Smith, Wm Anthony jun, Job Russell, Joseph Tucker

Order to

Revise

Minutes

are Appointed to Peruse the Monthly Meetings Minutes to see what

part they Shall think proper to Go on Record, and they also to Inspect

into the Affair Relating to Abigail Kerby and prepare a Minute

Affair of

Abigail Kirby

for that purpose if they think proper and Make Report to the next

Monthly Meeting

 

3dmo

1765

At a Monthly Meeting held at Dartmouth the 18th day

of the 3d Month 1765 Ponaganset Meeting Called John Potter

 

and Wm Anthony jun present, for Coakset Joseph Tripp and

 

Joshua Davel [Davol]present.

Ezekiel

Comstock’s Certificate

Ezekiel Comstock hath produced a Certificate from the Monthly

Meeting of Smithfield, Certifying him to be in some good degree of an

 

orderly life and Conversation and Clear from Any Intanglement

 

Respecting Marriage Among them, which this Meeting Accepts

Ezekiel

Comstock’s

Answer

Ezekiel Comstock and Mary Russell Appeared for their Answer

which was that they Might Proceed to take each other in Marriage

in Some Convenient time between this and the next Monthly

 

Meeting Adviseing with the overseers for the purpose – –

 

and Peleg Smith and Wm Anthony jun are Appointed to See

 

their Marriage Consumated in Good order and Make Report

 

to the next Monthly Meeting – –

 

Philip Tripp Makes Report that Benja Devels [Davol] Denial hath

 

been Read According to the Appointment of last Monthly Meeting

 

and is as follows – –

B. Davel

Denial

Whereas Benja Davel [Davoll, Devol] Son of Reuben Davel and Mary his wife

of Dartmouth in the County of Bristol in the Province of the

 

Masachusets Bay in New England, being one Under the Care of friends

 

the People Called Quakers, yet for want of keeping to the Spirit of

 

Truth hath Given way to the Insinuations of the Evil one So as to

 

fall into the Sin of Fornication as is Manifest by his Wives

 

having a Child Soon after Marriage, and all Proper Endeavors

 

in love having being Used to bring him to a Sense of his outgoings, yet

 

no Sign of Repentance Appearing we Can do no less but to Set

 

him aside, Denying him the Said Benja Davel [Davol, Devol]to be one Under

 

the Care of us the People Called Quakers. Yet Sincerely desiring

 

that he May Come to a Sense of his Outgoings and find Mercy

 

Given forth at our Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth

 

the 21 of the first month 1765 And signed in and by order of

 

Said Meeting by – –

Job Russell Clerk

Case of

Step Wilcox

Case [?] Howland

and

[Ob]ediah

Allen refer’d

The Case of Stephen Wilcox is Refer’d to the next Monthly Meeting

and likewise the Matter Concerning Isaac Howland jun is Refer’d to

the next Monthly Meeting – –

The Case Concerning Obediah Allen is Refer’d to the next Monthly

Meeting Under the same Care as heretofore, and they to make

Report to the next Monthly Meeting – –

Case of

[George] Handy

The Matter Concerning George Handy is Refer’d to the next Month=

=ly Meeting – –

Daniel Smith

and

Christopher

Slocum

Refer’d

[?] to

The Case Concerning Daniel Smith is Refer’d to the next Monthly

Meeting Under the Same Care as heretofore – –

The Matter Concerning Christopher Slocum is Refer’d to the next Month=

=ly Meeting – –

The friends Appointed to Peruse the Monthly Meetings Minutes Make

put on Rec

ord

Report that they have Perused said Minutes and left them with Samel

Smith to be put on Record, and have prepared a minute Respecting

 

Abigail Kerby which is Approved by this Meeting, and ordered to be

 

Recorded, and is as follows – –

 

[Job Howl Crossed out] Whereas, Abigail Kerby was Some years past Under

A Minute

about

A. Kerby

dealing as appears by our Records, but there being no Mention

made therein that She Made friends Satisfaction, by Reason

as we Apprehend of the Deficiency of the Record (there being

 

the Minutes of Several Monthly Meetings omitted) and it

 

appearing now by living Evidence that She did make friends

 

Satisfaction by Sending a paper into the Monthly Meeting which

 

was Accepted, Therefore this Minute is Made and Recorded

 

for a Memorandum thereof – –

J. Howland

apeal

[?]

Job Howland Requests a hearing at the next Quarterly Meeting

and hath Sent his Reasons of his not Prosecuting his Appeal at the

last Quarterly Meeting which this Meeting Grants and the Rea=

 

=sons to be Sent to the aforesaid Meeting – –

Queries

answer’d

The Queries have been Read in this Meeting and Answers prepared by

both preparative Meetings.

Friends to

attend

Quarterly

Meeting

Peleg Smith, Caleb Russell, Humphry Smith, Wm Anthony jun,

Peter Davil [Davol, Devol] are Appointed to Attend the Quarterly Meeting and

Compile the Answers to the Queries and draw an Epistles to the Same

and bring them to the Adjournment. – –

adjourn

This Meeting Adjourns to the first 6th day in next Month,

ment

This Meeting being Mett According to Adjournment the 5th day

 

of the 4th Month 1765, the Representatives being Called, for Ponaganset [Aponaganset]

 

both present, for Coakset Joseph Tripp present – –

Case of

John How=

land refer’d

The Case of John Howland is Refer’d to the next Monthly Meeting

and Wm Sanford and Jonathan Hussie [Hussey] are Appointed to take an

oppertunity of Conference with him on Account of his desire of

 

being taken Under friends Care and Make Report to the next

 

Monthly Meeting – –

E. Cornel

accepted

The Women friends Inform that they have Accepted of Elizabeth Cornel

to be under the Care of friends, Which this Meeting Concurs with – –

 

and they also Inform that they have So far Accepted Catherine

Catherine

Russell

Acceptence

Russell’s paper Condemning her outgoings in Keeping Company

with Joshua Barker, with the Provisal that She Read Said Paper

or Get Some friend to Read it at the End of a Meeting for Worship

 

She being present at Ponaganset Meeting House between this

 

and the next Monthly Meeting which this Meeting Concurs With,

Accompts

Settled with D.

Russell

This Meeting Appoints Jonathan Hussey, David ^Smith Samuel Smith

to Settle Accompts with Daniel Russell and Make Report to

the next Monthly Meeting – –

Epistle &

Answers

to Queries

The friends Appointed to draw an Epistle and Compile the Answers

to the Queries have Answer’d their Appointment, and the Epistle

has been Read and Signed in this Meeting by the Clerk and Sent

 

with the Answers to the Queries to the Quarterly Meeting by the

 

Representatives

 

4th mo:

1765

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 15th of the 4th

Month 1765 Ponaganset Meeting Called David Smith and Jonathan

 

Hussey present, for Coakset Peleg Huddlestone present – –

Report of

Ezekiel

Comstock

Marriage

The friends Appointed to See Ezekiel Comstock and Mary Russells

Marriage Consumated Make Report that they attended the Mar=

=riage and Saw nothing but that it was Accomplished in Good order

Friends

Advice to

Stephen

Wilcox

Peleg Smith, Peleg Huddlestone and Wm Anthony jun are Appoint=

=ed a Committee to advise with Stephen Wilcox in behalf of this Mee=

=ting on the Account of his debts he now Labours Under and they

to advise him to deliver all this Estate up to his Creditors if he

 

Can’t answer them some other way before the next Monthly meeting

[Case] of [Is]aac

How[lan]d [r?]

The Case of Isaac Howland jun is Refer’d to the next Monthly Meeting

[Ob]ediah

[A]llen

The friends Appointed to discourse with Obediah Allen Make Report

that they have Answer’d the Appointment and they don’t find things

 

Quite Clear, therefore the Matter is Refer’d under their Care and they to

 

make Report to this Meeting when they shall have opportunity to

 

treat furder with him – –

[G?] Handy

Danil Smith

and

Christopher Slocum Refer’d

The Case of George Handy is Refer’d to the next Monthly Meeting.

The Case of Daniel Smith is Refer’d to the next Monthly Meeting by the

Request of James Shearman – –

The Case of Christopher Slocum is Refer’d to the next Monthly Meet=

 

=ing Under the Care of Humphry Slocum – –

Report

from Quarly

Meeting

The friends Appointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting Make Report

that they all Attended Agreeable to Appointment and have produced

an Epistle from the same which was Read in this Meeting & well Accepted

[J.] Howland

received

among

friends

The friends Appointed to discourse with John Howland Make Report that

he Gave them Good Satisfaction, therefore this Meeting Accepts him

to be Under friends Care.

Settled with

[?] Russell

The friends Appointed to Make up Accompts with Daniel Russell

Make Report that they have Made up Accounts and there Remains

 

due ₤4–11s–9d old tener which he ^is to take in Wood – –

P. Slocum

Request

Peleg Slocum juner Requests to Come Under friends Care and has Given

in a paper to this Meeting Condeming his former outgoings which is

 

Refered to the next Monthly Meeting and Benja Howland and Samel

 

Smith are Appointed to discourse with him on that Account, and to

 

See if he has Made Satisfaction to the Young Woman that Accused him

 

and they to Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting – –

Tho Wilcox

accepted

Whereas Thos Wilcox hath Gone Contrary to friends Orders in times

past in Inlisting into the Kings Service and took up Arms for which

 

he hath Given in a paper Condemning his afore said offences which this

 

Meeting Accepts for Satisfaction, and he to Remain Under friends Care

 

The Women friends Inform that they have Accepted patience Sowle to be

P. Sowle

Received &

C. Soule

Denied

under friends Care and also that they have denied Charity Sowle from Un=

=der friends Care both which this Meeting Concurs with – –

This Meeting has collected Three Dollars


5th mo:

1765

At a monthly meeting held in Dartmouth the 20th of the 5th mo: 1765,

Ponaganset Meeting Called David Smith and Samuel Smith present,

 

for Coakset John Mosher and Peleg Huddleston[e] present,

Case of Step

Wilcox

refer’d

The Committee appointed to treat with Stephen Wilcox make

Report that he desires longer time to try to discharge his Debts

in some other way; therefore the Matter is Refer’d to the next

 

Monthly Meeting – –

Isaac

Howland Ju

to be informd

Whereas Isaac Howland jur hath been in the Practice of the

Slave trade and lik[e]wise Married out of the Unity of friends and

he hath been Sufficiently Labour’d with and Neglects to Make

 

Satisfaction, therefore Wm Anthony jur is Appointed to Inform

 

him that this Meeting hath Come to a Conclusion to deny him

 

if he do not Endeavour to Make friends Satisfaction at the

 

next monthly Meeting – –

Case of

Geo Handy

refer’d

The Case of George Handy is Refer’d under the same Care as heretofore

This Meeting hath Signed a paper of denial against Daniel

Dan Smith

disownd

Smith for the Sin of Fo[r]nication and Wm Anthony jur is ap=

=pointed to Read^it at the End of a Meeting for Worship Between

 

this and the next monthly Meeting and make Report to S,d meeting

S. Clark

Certifica

=te

The women friends Inform that Susanna Clark hath Produced a

Removal Certificate from Sandwich monthly meeting which

they accepted, and this meeting Concurs therewith

Christophr

Slocum

disown’d

This Meeting hath signed a Paper of Denial Against Christopher

Slocum for the Sin of Fornication and Job Russell is Appointed

to Read it at the End of a first day meeting of worship between

 

this and the next monthly meeting and he to make Report

 

to Said meeting

Case of

Peleg

Slocum

refer’d

The Committee appointed to treat with Peleg Slocum jur

make Report that he hath made the young woman Satisfac=

=tion that accused him of the Sin of Fornication, and also that

he Gave them Good Satisfaction; which is Refered to the next

 

monthly meeting – –

Eben Allen

request to

come under

frien[d]s care

Ebenezer Allen (James Son) Requests to Come Under friends Care.

There^=fore Peleg Smith and Samuel Smith are appointed to

take an Opportunity of Conference with him on that account

and Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting – –

[Ste]phen

Russell

request

Certificate

Stephen Russell Requests a Removal Certificate to the month

=ly Meeting of Sandwich therefore Caleb Russell and Wm Sanford

are appointed to Enquire into his Conversation and draw one for

him if they think Proper and bring it to the next monthly meeting

Weston

Briggs

request a

Certificate

Weston Briggs and his Wife Requests a Removal Certificate to the

monthly Meeting of Sandwich, Therefore James Shearman and

Paul Russell are Appointed to Enquire into his Conversation and

the Circumstance of his outward affairs, and they to joyn with

 

the women friends, to draw a Certificate for them if they think

 

Proper and bring it to the next monthly meeting

 

6th mo:

1765

At a monthly meeting met the 17th of the 6th Month 1765

Ponaganset Called James Shearman and Paul Russell

 

present, forCoakset Benja Tripp and David Davil [Davol] present

 

whereas this Meeting happening while the yearly meeting of

 

Rhod-Island is in being, therefore this Meeting thinks Proper

adjourn

to adjourn and do adjourn to the 24th of this Instant at the Usual

mett

hour of the day on other monthly meetings– –

 

This Meeting being mett according to adjournment this 24th of

 

the 6th month 1765, The Representatives being Called and all

Case of

S. Wilcox

refer’d

present;    The Case of Stephen Wilcox is Refer’d to the next

monthly meeting Under the Care of Joseph Tucker, Joseph Gifford

and Humphry Slocum and they to make Report to the next monthly Meeting - -

I. Howland

Jur gave

in a paper

Isaac Howland jur hath Given in a paper Signifying in Sorrow

for his outgoings in Using the Slave Trade and in Marrying out of

the Unity of friends, which is Refer’d to the next Monthly Meeting

G. Handy

Received

The Reports brought in Concerning George Handy being to Satisfaction

Therefore this Meeting Accepts the Said George Handy to be in

 

Membership and Under friends Care.

 

Wm Anthony jur makes Report that Daniel Smiths paper of denial

 

hath been Read According to the Appointment of last Monthly

 

Meeting, which paper is as follows – –

D. Smith’s

denial

Whereas Daniel Smith Son of Isaac Smith and Mary his wife

hath had his Education among friends the People Called Quakers

 

Nevertheless not keeping to that unerring Guide the Spirit of

 

Truth, hath fallen into that Scandulous sin of Fornication as -

 

he hath been accused, and not Clearing himself, nor writing to

 

Condem it to friends Satisfaction, altho’ there hath been Consi=

 

=derable pains taken with him in order for his Recovery.

 

Therefore for the Clearing of Truth, we can well do no less than

 

Give this forth as a Publick Testimony Against him the S,d

 

Daniel Smith, denying him^to be one in Unity with us the afores,d

 

People and from Under our Care, yet desiring if it be the Will

 

of God, that he May Come to a Sight and Sense of his outgoings

 

and through Unfeigned Repentence find Mercy – –

 

Given forth at our monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth

 

the 20th day of the 5th mo: 1765, And signed by order and in said

 

Meeting by – –

Job Russell Clerk

 

  Job Russell makes Report that Christopher Slocum’s paper

 

of denial hath been Read according to the appointment of last

 

monthly meeting,  which paper is as follows (viz) – –

C. Slocum’s

denial

Whereas Christopher Slocum of Dartmouth in the County

of Bristol in New England having had his Education, and

 

made Profession with us the People Called Quakers, Yet through

 

unwatchfulness and a disregard to the Testimony of Truth in

 

himself, hath Given Occasion for a Scandulous Report that

 

he hath Committed the Reproachful Sin of Fornication,

 

and he not Clearing himself of the Crime, but after due

 

Inquiry we have Reason to believe it is true, and friends

 

having Laboured with him in a Spirit of Love and Meekness in

 

order to bring him to a Sight of his Error, but their Care and

 

Labour Proving Ineffectual, Therefore for the Clearing of Truth

 

and friends from such Enormities, This Meeting is Concerned

 

to Give this forth as a Publick Testimony Against him

 

disowning him the Said Christopher Slocum from being a member of

 

our Community, and from under our Care, Sincerely desiring if it be

 

the Will of God that he may yet Come to a true Sight of his Great

 

Evil, and thro’ unfeigned Repentance find acceptance with him

 

Given forth at our monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth, on the

 

20th day of the 5th Month 1765

 

Signed in and by order of said meeting by – Job Russell Clerk

Case of Pe

Slocum referd

The Case of Peleg Slocum 2d is Refer’d to the next monthly meeting

E. Allen

& wife Re’d

The Committee appointed to Confer with Ebenezer Allen 2d Make Report

that he Gave them Good Satisfaction, therefore this Meeting accepts

 

him into Membership and Under friends Care, and the women friends

 

Inform that they have Minuted his wife Under friends Care which

 

this Meeting Concurs with; – –

Case of

Wes Briggs

referd

The friends appointed to Inquire into the Circumstance of Weston Briggs

and draw a Certificate for him, make Report that things is not Quite

Clear, therefore the Same friends are Continued for the Same Service

 

and to make Report to the next monthly meeting

 

Whereas Thomas Akin hath Gone Contrary to friends orders in

T. Akin

denied

Several Respects, and friends not having an opportunity to labour

with him until lately and he not Inclining to make Satisfaction,

 

Therefore this Meeting denies the said Thomas Akin from Under

 

friends Care ~

Philip

Davil

paper

Philip Davel [Davol] and his wife have sent a Paper to this Meeting from

Oblong Condeming their Removing without a Certificate the Unity

of friends, and they desire a Certificate to the monthly meeting

 

of Oblong, therefore Isaac Smith and Paul Russell are appointed

 

to Enquire into his Conversation and Circumstances in Regard to his

 

outward affairs, and they to join the women friends to draw a Certi=

 

=ficate for them if they think Proper and bring it to the next

 

monthly meeting – –

Tho Wing

paper

Thomas Wing hath Sent a paper^to this Meeting Condeming his Mar=

=rying out of the Unity of friends, and desires a Certificate to the

 

monthly meeting of Oblong, which this Meeting so far accepts as

 

to Appoint Peter Davel [Davol] and Philip Tripp to Inquire into his other

 

Conversation and draw a Certificate for him if they think

 

proper and bring it to the next monthly Meeting – –

Queries

answerd

the Queries have been Read in this meeting and Answers prepared

by Ponaganset Preparitive Meeting –

Represen=

tatives to

Quarterly meeting

Peleg Smith, Humphry Smith, Peter Davel [Davol] and Joshua Davel

are Appointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting and to draw an

Epistle to the Same and bring it to the Adjournment.

adjourn

This Meeting Adjourns to the first sixth day of next month

mett

This Meeting being mett according to Adjournment the 5th day of the

 

7th Month 1765, The Representatives being Called Paul Russell,

 

Benja Tripp and David Davel [Davol] present – –

Epistle

This Meeting has signed an Epistle and Sent it with the Answers

 

to the Queries to the Quarterly Meeting by the Representatives

Paper to

be drawn

against

P. Wilbor

The women Friends Inform that they have discharged themselves

in Labouring with Phebe Wilbour for the Sin of fornication

and She declines to make friends Satisfaction, therefore this meeting

doth Appoint Samuel Smith to draw a paper of Denial against

 

her and bring it to the next monthly meeting – –

 

The Treasurer has paid Jonathan Hussey five Dollars for Keeping

 

the Meeting House half a year – –

J. Hicks

Rec’d

The women friends Inform that they have Minuted Judith Hicks

Daughter of Thos Hicks under friends Care which this Meeting

 

Concurs with

 

7th mo:

1765

At a monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 15th

day of the 7th month 1765, Ponaganset Meeting Called Joseph

 

Smith and Samuel Smith present, for Coakset Daniel Wood

 

and Joseph Tripp present

Zephaniah Anthony

proposal

of marri=

=age

Zephaniah Anthony and Waite Allen Declared their Intentions

of Marriage at this Meeting and were desired to wait till

the next monthly Meeting for their answer, and Peleg Smith

and Humphry Smith are Appointed to Inquire into the young mans

 

^Clearness as to Marriage and Conversation and make Report to the next

 

monthly meeting – –

[Case] of Ste

Wilcox &

Isaac Howland

referd

The Case of Stephen Wilcox is Referd to the next monthly Meeting

This meeting Cannot find freedom to accept of Isaac Howlands paper

by Reason of his Apparrel and some friends Questioning his Sincerity

Therefore the Matter is Refer’d to the next monthly meeting – –

P. Slocum

paper

accepted

This Meeting Accepts of Peleg Slocums the 2d paper Provided he will

Read it or get Some body to read it at the End of a first day meeting for

worship he being present between this and the next monthly meeting

 

and make Report to the next monthly meeting – –

Certificat

for Sibil

Sisson

This Meeting has signed a Removal Certificate to the monthly meeting

of Oblong for Sibil Sisson – –

Certifite

for Weston

Briggs

& wife

This Meeting has signed a Removal Certificate for Weston Briggs &

his Wife to the monthly meeting of Sandwich – –

The friends Appointed to draw a Certificate for Philip Davel [Davol] & his wife

Certificate

to be given

have drawn one too short, therefore the same friends are Still

appointed to draw one fuller and bring it to the next monthly meeting

 

The friends Appointed to draw a Certificate for Thos Wing make Report

 

that they have not drawn one, therefore they are Still Continued

 

to draw one and bring it to the next monthly meeting if they think proper – –

Report

from Quar

meeting

The friends Appointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting make

Report that they all attended Except Peleg Smith and he sent

an Excuse which was accepted and they have Produced an Epistle

 

from the S,d meeting which hath been Read in this Meeting and

 

well accepted – –

Epistles

Receiv’d

This Meeting hath Received three Printed Epistles from London

one written Epistle from flushing on Long Island and one Epistle

 

from the yearly meeting of New-port on Rhod-Island all of which

 

was Read to Good Satisfaction.

Denial of

Phebe

Wilbor

This Meeting has signed a Paper of Denial against Phebe Wilbor

for the Sin of Fornication, and Job Russell is appointed to Read

it at the End of a Meeting for worship on a first day between this &

 

the next monthly meeting and make Return of S,d Paper to the

 

next monthly meeting,

Minute from Rhod-Island

Received the following Minute from Rhod-Island Monthly

 

Meeting Respecting John Gifford.

 

From our Monthly Meeting held at Portsmouth on Rhod-

 

Island the 30th of the 4th month 1765.

 

This Meeting Gives their Approbation that Dartmouth Monthly

J. Gifford

Rec’d

Meeting Receive into Unity John Gifford if they think him

worthy Notwithstanding his place of Abode is within the Varge [verge]

 

of this Monthly Meeting, True Coppy of the minute.

     

Test . Thos Gould Clerk

 

This Meeting Accepts of John Gifford to be in membership

 

with friends and under the Care of this Meeting

 

8 mo:

1765

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 19th day

of the 8th month 1765, Ponaganset Called Wm Anthony jun

 

present, for Coakset Philip Tripp and Joshua Davel[Davol] present

Zep Anthony

Clearness

The friends Appointed to Inquire into Zephaniah Anthony’s

Clearness Make Report that they do’nt find anything to

 

hinder his Proceedings in Marriage. – –

Zephaniah

Anthony

Answer

Zephaniah Anthony and Wait Allen Appeared for their

Answer which was that they Might proceed to take Each

other in Marriage in some Convenient time between this &

 

the next Monthly Meeting Advising with the Overseers for

 

that Purpose – And Peleg Smith and Humphry Smith are

 

appointed to see their Marriage Consumated in Good order

 

and Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting – –

Benj Davil’s proposal of

marriage

Benjamin Davil[Davol] and Patience Sowle Declared their

Intentions of taking Each other in Marriage. And were

 

Desired to wait till next Monthly Meeting for their Answer

 

and Benja Tripp and Israel Wood are Appointed to Inquire into

 

the Young Man’s Clearness, Respecting Marriage and Conversation

 

and Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting – The Case of

Isaac Howland’s

Case refer’d

Isaac Howland ju: is Refered to the next Monthly

Meeting – –

Certificate

[?]Davil

The friend Appointed to draw a Certificate for Philip Davil[Davol] and his

Wife have drawn one which is Signed in this Meeting and Sent to the

Certificate

T. Wing

oblong. The friends Appointed to draw a Certificate for Thos Wing

have done it, which was Signed and Sent to the Oblong

 

Phebe Wilber[Wilbur]’s paper of Denial hath been Read According to the

 

Appointment of last Monthly Meeting, which is as follows

P. Wilber, denial

Whereas Phebe Wilber[Wilbur] Daughter of Samuel and Mary

 

Chase, and Now Wife to Henry Wilbor[Wilbur], having had her education

 

Among friends and Under the Care of this Meeting, but through

 

Unwatchfulness and disregarding the Testimony of Truth, hath fallen

 

into the Reproachful Sin of Fornication, as Appears by her being

 

Delivered of a Child soon after Marriage, and this Meeting

 

having Labour’d with her in Love in order for her Recovery, but

 

She proving Obstinate, and Regardless of the tender Counsel to

 

her Given, Therefore for the Clearing of the precious Truth that

 

we profess from such Enormities, this Meeting is Concerned to

 

Give this forth as a Publick Testimony Against her, disowning

 

her the Said Phebe Wilbor[Wilbur] from being a member of our Society

 

and from Under the Care of this Meeting, Desiring if it be

 

Consistent with Divine pleasure, that She may yet be Convin=

 

=ced of the Error of her ways, and by a Sincere Repentance

 

find favour with the Lord, Given forth at our Monthly

 

Meeting held in Dartmouth on the 19th day of the 7th month 1765.

 

And signed in and in behalf of Said Meeting by Job Russell Clerk

 

Lilless Beard’s paper Condeming her outgoing hath been

 

Read According to the Appointment of the women’s Monthly Meeting

 

And is as follows – –

L. Beard

paper

To the Monthly Meeting of friends in Dartmouth

Esteemed friends; This May Inform you that Through Unwatchful=

 

=ness I have Gave way so far to the Enemy as to go Contrary to the

 

Good order of the Church which Appears by My having a Child born so soon

 

after Marriage for which I am Sorry, and Condemn My

 

out goings, I hope God will forgive me. And desire friends so

 

far to pass it by as to let me Remain Under their Care – –

 

Given under My hand the 13th of the 7th Month 1765

     

Lillis Beard

 

Catherine Russell’s Paper hath been Read According to the

 

Appointment of the Monthly Meeting tho’ not so soon as the

 

former Minutes Expressed, which this Meeting overlooks

 

which said paper is as follows – –

C. Russell’s

Confession

To the Monthly Meeting of friends at Dartmouth to be held the

19th of the 11th Month 1764, Esteemed friends – –

 

I heartily Acknowledge My outgoings in Keeping Company

 

with Joshua Barker in too free and frequent a Manner,

 

to the dishonour of Truth and the Grief of friends, but tho’ my

 

offences have been Great, yet through the Goodness of God I have

 

been favoured with a Sight and Sense of my outgoings, for which

 

my outgoings I am heartily Sorry and do Condemn, hoping God

 

will forgive Me My Offences and Receive me Again into favour

 

and desire friends would pass by my disorderly walking, and let

 

me Remain under their Care, which I value highly, hoping through

 

Divine Assistance for the time to Come to be preferred in a State

 

of Circumspect Walking, from your friend Catherine Russell

D. Briggs

Request

David Briggs Requests to come under friends Care therefore this

Meeting doth Appoint Wm Sanford and Wm Barker to take an

 

opportunity of Conference with him on his Request and Make

 

Report to the next Monthly Meeting – –

 

The women friends Inform that they have Minuted Elizabeth

 

White wife to Wm White, and also Elizabeth Macumber wife

 

to Zebudee Macumber under friends Care which this Meeting

 

Concurs with, – –

J. Wood

put Under

dealing

The overseers Inform that there is a bad Report Concerning

Josiah Wood and William Wilcox their Salting up Beef and

Exposing it to Sale which was not Merchantable, and they

 

have Made Some Inquiry and do not find things Clear, therefore

 

this Meeting doth Appoint Daniel Cornel, Seth Shearman, John

 

Potter a Comittee to Make furder Inquiry into the particular Circum=

 

=stances between them in the Aforementioned Report, and they

 

to Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting – –

P. Slocum’s

Confession

Peleg Slocums Paper hath been Read According to the Order of last

Monthly Meeting, and is as followeth (viz)

 

To the Monthly Meeting of friends held in Dartmouth;

 

Whereas I Peleg Slocum Son of Holder Slocum (deceased)

 

having been Educated Amongst friends, but in My youthful days

 

through Unwatchfulness so far gave way to the Enemy as twice

 

to fall into the Sin of Fornication, as Appears first by My

 

wife’s having a child before Marriage, and Secondly with

 

Phebe Hussey, for which I was justly disowned by friends; Now these

 

are to Testify to friends and openly declare to all People that I

 

do utterly Condemn and am Heartily Sorry for the Above said Crimes,

 

with all other my outgoings, and I hope the Almighty will forgive

 

mee all my offences, and I desire friends would so far pass them

 

by as to Receive me Again Under their Care.

 

Given forth under My hand

 

this 15 day of the 6th month 1765

Peleg Slocum

 

9 mo. 1765

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 16th day of the

 

9th month 1765, Ponaganset Meeting Called Caleb Russell and Humphry

 

Smith present, for Coakset David Davel[Davol] and Ichabod

 

Eddy present, The friends Appointed to Inquire into the Clearness of

 

Benja Davels [Davol] Clear make Report that they don’t find anything

 

to hinder his proceeding in Marriage – –

Benjamin

Davil’s

Answer

Benja Davel[Davol] and Patience Sowle Appeared for their Answer which

was that they Might proceed to take each other in Marriage

in Some Convenient time between this and the next Monthly Meeting

 

advising with the overseers for the purpose, And Benja Tripp

 

and Israel Wood are Appointed to See their Marriage Consumated

 

in Good order and Make Report to the next Monthly meeting;

[Record] of

Z. Anthony

Marriage

The friends Appointed to see Zephaniah Anthony and Wait

Allen’s Marriage Consumated make Report that they attended

the Marriage and saw nothing but that it was Accomplished

Case of

S. Wilcox

refer’d

in Good order.

The case of Stephen Wilcox is Refer’d to the next Monthly Meeting

I. How:

land

accepted

Isaac Howland jun hath sent a paper to this Meeting Some Months

ago, Signifying his Sorrow for his outgoings in Marrying out

of the Unity of friends and also his Using the Slave trade

 

which this Meeting accepts – –

David

Briggs

Received

The Committee Appointed to Confer with David Briggs on this^

his Request to Come Under friends Care Make Report that

he Gave them Good Satisfaction, therefore this Meeting

 

doth Minute the Said David Briggs into Membership and

 

under friends Care – –

Josiah

Wood & Wm

Wilcox

Cases refer’d

The Committee Appointed to Make Inquiry into the Circum=

=stances of the affair Concerning Josiah Wood and Wm Wilcox

Make Report that they have not had an opportunity to speak with

both of them, therefore the Same Com::tee are Still Continued

 

in the Same Service, and they to Make Report to the next

 

Monthly Meeting;

Thirty Cords of

Wood Sold

to pay part

of S. Wilcox

Debts

This Meeting hath Sold Thirty Cord of Wood to Doctor Hathaway

at two Shillings Lawful mony[money] per Cord, to discharge part

of his Demand, for Doctoring of Stephen Wilcox’s family

and Thos Hicks ju: is Appointed to see the Wood Measured and

Make Report to this Meeting as soon as he Can Conveniently

E. Max:

field’s

Request

Edmond Maxfield Requests to Come under friends Care

therefore this Meeting doth Appoint Joseph Tucker and

Abraham Tucker to Make Inquiry into his Conversation

 

and to Confer with him on the Account of his Request and

 

make Report to the next Monthly Meeting – –

Queries

Answered

The Queries have been Read in this Meeting and Answers prepared

by both preparative Meetings and Read in this Meeting –

 

William Anthony ju: and Samuel Smith are Appointed to Compile

 

the Answers to the Queries and draw an Epistle to the Quarterly

 

Meeting and bring them to the Ajournment [Adjournment]–

 

This Meeting hath collected ₤8:4:5 old tener – –

adjourns

This Meeting adjourns to the first Sixth day in next Month

mett

This Meeting being Met According to Adjournment the 4th day of

 

the 10th Month 1765, the Representatives being Called for Ponagan=

 

=set Humphry Smith & Caleb Russell present, for Coakset none present

 

Wm Anthony ju: and Samuel Smith have drawn the Epistle and

Answers to

Queries

and

Epistle

Sent by

Representatives

Compiled the the Answers to the Queries and the Epistle has been

signed in this Meeting and Sent up to the Quarterly Meeting by the

Representatives with the Answers to the Queries, the Representa=

=tives are Peter Daval[Davol] Israel Wood & Caleb Russell – –

Certificate for Rebecca Shove

This Meeting hath signed a Certificate for Rebecca Shove to the

 

Monthly Meeting of Swanzey, and likewise signed one for Mary

Certificate for

Mary Comstock

Comstock to the Monthly Meeting of Smithfield – –

John Sisson

removed

John Sisson hath Removed to the Nine partners without friends

Advice and without a Certificate, therefore Joseph Smith and

 

Luke Hart are Appointed to Enquire into his CerCumstances [Circumstances]

 

and also Labour with him if they have an opportunity and Make

 

Report to the next Monthly Meeting

M. Wing

removed

Whereas Mary Wing hath Removed without a Certificate

Some years ago to Rhod-Island, and She not Standing Clear

 

as Appears by our former Minutes. therefore Humphry

 

Smith, Samuel Smith, Wm Anthony ju: are Appointed to

a letter

to be sent

draft a letter to the Monthly Meeting of Rhod-Island as they

shall think proper and bring it to the next Monthly Meeting

 

10th mo:

1765

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 21 day

of the 10th Month 1765 Ponaganset Meeting Called Caleb

 

Russell and Joseph Smith present, for Coakset Joseph Tripp

 

and Ichabod Eddy present

Epistle

Received

This Meeting hath Received an Epistle from the yearly

Meeting held at Philadelphia for Pensilvania and New-jersey

 

dated the 9th month 1764 which was Read in this Meeting

 

to Good Satisfaction.

John How

land’s pro=

=posal of

marriage

John Howland and Hannah Smith Declared their Intentions

of Marriage at this Meeting and were desired to wait

till the next Monthly Meeting for their Answer and

Jonathan Hussey and Caleb Russell are Appointed to Make

 

Inquiry into the young man’s Clearness Respecting Marriage

 

and Conversation and Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting

 

The friends Appointed to see Benja Davel[Davol] and Patience Sowle

 

Marriage Consumated Make Report that they attended

 

the Marriage and saw nothing but that it was Accomplished

 

in Good order

S. Wilcox

Case Refered

The Case of Stephen Wilcox is Refer’d to the next Monthly Meeting

Hannah Russell

Certificate

Hannah Russell wife of Elijah Russell hath Produced a

Removal Certificate from the Monthly Meeting of Swanzey

 

which this Meeting Accepts

List of

Friends

This Meeting has Signed a list (for the Monthly Meeting

of Sandwich) of the friends that [live?] the Eastward Side

 

of Quishned River that was Under Transgression when

 

the former List was Given who has Since Made this

 

Meeting Satisfaction.

 

The Committee Appointed to Enquire into the Circumstances

J. Wood &

Wm Wilcox

Case

of Josiah Wood and Wm Wilcox’s Salting and Exposing Beef

to Sale not Merchantable Make Report that they

they think they are neither of them Clear therefore John

 

Potter, Daniel Cornel, Seth Shearman, Thos Hicks ju: Paul

 

Russell, David Smith, Samuel Smith are Appointed a Committee

 

to hear and Determine Upon the Complaint brought Against

 

them and Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting – –

Edmond

Maxfield

Case

refer’d

The friends Appointed to Confer with Edmond Maxfield make

Report that he Gave Good Satisfaction, therefore this Meeting

doth Refer the Matter till the next Monthly Meeting – –

The friends Appointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting being Called

Report

from Quaterly

Meeting

Upon Make Report that two of them attended and the other Made

a Satisfactory Excuse, and they have Produced an Epistle from

the Same which was Read to Good Satisfaction

Proposal

to Enlarge

little

Meeting

House

It has been Proposed at this Meeting for friends to Enlarge the

little Meeting House which is Refer’d to the next Monthly Meeting

Jonathan Hussey, John Potter, Caleb Russell, Samuel Smith,

Berzillia Tucker, Daniel Cornel, David Smith, are Appointed

to oversee the Yearly Meeting, to prevent any indecency that

 

May happen at that time, and also Benja Tripp, David Daval[Davol],

 

John Mosher, Daniel Wood are Appointed for the Same Service at

 

Coakset Meeting, and they to make Report to the next Monthly

 

Meeting

Abigail

States

paper

accepted

Abigail States[Slade?] has Given in a paper to this Meeting Condem=

=ning her falling into the Sin of fornication which this Meeting

accepts Provided She Read it or Get Somebody to Read it at the

End of a first day Meeting for Worship between this and the next

 

Monthly Meeting She being present

 

11th mo:

1765

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 18th day of the

11th Month 1765, Ponaganset Meeting Called Joseph Smith and

 

Caleb Russell present, for Coakset David Davel and John Mosher present,

J. Howland

Clearness

The friends Appointed to Make Enquiry into John Howland’s Clear=

=ness, Make Report that they Don’t find Any thing to hinder his

 

Proceeding in Marriage.

John

Howland’s

Answer

John Howland and Hannah Smith did Appear for their Answer

which was that they Might Proceed to take Each other in

Marriage in Some Convenient time between this and the next

 

Monthly Meeting, Advising with the Overseers for the Purpose

 

and Jonathan Hussey and David Smith Joseph Smith are Appointed

 

to see their Marriage Consumated in Good order and Make

 

Report to the next Monthly Meeting; – –

Seth Russell proposal

of marri=

=age

Seth Russell and [Kaziah?] Walker Declar’d their Intentions of

Marriage and were desired to wait till the next Monthly

Meeting for their Answer, and Joseph Smith and Luke Hart

 

are Appointed to Make Enquiry into the Young Man’s Clear=

 

=ness Respecting Marriage and Conversation and Make

 

Report to the next Monthly Meeting

Case of

S. Wilcox

refer’d

The Case of Stephen Wilcox is Refer’d Under the Same Care as

heretofore – –

Josiah

Wood’s,

Paper

accepted

The Comittee Appointed to hear and Determine Upon the Complaint

brought Against Josiah Wood and Wm Wilcox Make Report

that they have had a Conference With Josiah Wood and they think

he ought to Condemn his Misconduct in that Affair Publickly

 

and the Said Wood hath Accordingly Given in a Paper to this

 

Meeting, Condemning his Selling Beef to Wm Wilcox that was

 

not Merchantable, which this Meeting Accepts Provided

 

he will Read Sd paper or Cause it to be Read at the End of

 

a first day Meeting for Worship between this and the next

 

Monthly Meeting he being present

 

And the Same Comittee are Still Continued to Also Confer

 

with Said Wilcox and Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting

E. Max Field

rec’d

This Meeting Minutes Edmond Maxfield Under friends care.

Amey Hart hath Given in a Paper to this Meeting Condemning

Amey Hart’s

paper’

[?][refer’d]

her falling into the Sin of Fornication with the Rest of her

Misconduct in that Case, which this Meeting Refers to the

next Monthly Meeting,

Enlarging

Meeting House

refer’d

The Proposal for Enlarging the little Meeting House is Refer’d

to the next Monthly Meeting;

[?][report] of

Overseers

Yearly Meeting

The friends Appointed overseers at the Yearly Meeting to Endea=

=vour to prevent Any Indecency that may happen at that time

Make Report that they attended the meeting and that the People

 

behaved in a Good degree Orderly, and they think the Practice

 

of Appointing Overseers for that Purpose has a Good Attendency

P. Shearmans

paper

Philip Shearman hath Given in a Paper to this Meeting Condem=

=ning his disorder in falling into a Bodily Strife with Daniel Pabody;

Meeting

Granted

in Allen

Neck

The friends down in Allens Neck Requests the Liberty to

hold a Meeting there for four months from this time on first

days which is Granted, and Philip Allen and Daniel Cornel

are Appointed to see that the Meeting be held Agreable to Good

 

order and they to Make Report thereof at the Expiration

 

of the four Months

Meeting at

New

Swanzey

granted

The friends at New Swanzey Request the Liberty to hold a Meeting

at Some Convenient Place up there for four Months on first days

which this Meeting Grants and Elihu Bowen and Abraham

Russell are Appointed to See that the Meeting beheld According

 

to Good order and they to Make Report at the End of the four Months

J. Sisson

request a

Certificate

John Sisson Requests a Certificate to the Monthly Meeting at the

Nine Partners, therefore Joseph Smith and Luke Hart are Appointed

to draw a Certificate for him if they think Proper and bring it to

 

the next Monthly Meeting – –

 

Abigail States’ Paper hath been Read According to the

 

Appointment of the last Monthly Meeting, and is as follows;

A. States

Confession

To the Monthly Meeting of Women friends held in Dartmouth

the 21 day of the 10th Month 1765 –

 

This May Enform you that by Unwatchfulness I have

 

fallen into the Sin of Fornication which I do Condemn and

 

hope that God will forgive me, and Desire that friends

 

would forgive and pass by my offences and let me Remain

 

under their Care as before.

Abigail States

 

12 mo:

1765

At a Monthly Meeting held at Dartmouth the 16th day of the 12th month

1765, Ponagansett Meeting Called Paul Russell and Caleb Russell

 

present, for Coakset Peter Davel[Davol] and Benja Tripp present;

S.Russell

Clearness

The friends Appointed to Enquire into Seth Russells Clearness

make Report that they don’t find Any thing to hinder his

 

Proceeding in Marriage – –

Seth Russell answer

Seth Russell & Kaziah Walker Appear’d for their Answer

 

which was that they might proceed to take Each other in

 

Marriage in Some Convenient time between this and the

 

next Monthly Meeting Advising with the overseers for

 

that Purpose and Joseph Smith and Luke Hart are Ap=

 

=pointed to see their Marriage Consumated in Good order

 

and Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting –

Report of

John How=

=land’s

Marriage

Jonathan Hussey and Joseph Smith make Report that

they attended the Marriage of John Howland and

Hannah Smith and Saw nothing but that it was Accomplish=

=ed in good order – –

Case of Ste=

=ven Wilcox

refer’d

The Case of Stephen Wilcox is Refer’d to the next Monthly Meeting

Josiah Woods Paper hath been Read According to the

Appointment of last Monthly Meeting, which Paper

 

is as follows(viz)

Wood’s

Confession

To the Monthly Meeting of friends held in Dartmouth on the

18th day of the 11th month 1765, through Unwatchfulness I

 

have Sold Beef to William Wilcox that was not Merchan=

 

=table for which I am Sorry and do Condemn, hoping that God

 

will forgive me, and I desire that friends would pass it

 

by.and let me R – – Josiah Wood

Case of

Wm Wilcox

The Comtte Appointed to Confer with Wm Wilcox Report that they

have not had an Opportunity to Speak with him, therefore the

 

same Committee are Still Continued in the Same Service and also

 

to Labour with him for Inlisting into the Kings Service and taking

 

up Arms, and also to Treat With him About his Marrying out of

 

the Unity of friends, and they to make Report to the next Monthly Meeting;

Case of A. Hart

The Case of Amey Hart is Refer’d to the next Monthly Meeting –

 

It hath been proposed at this Meeting to Enlarge the little Meeting

Comtee

in Little

Meeting House

House, therefore this Meeting doth Appoint Joseph Gifford, Wm

Sanford, Humphry Smith, Prince Allen, Barnabas Mosher,

a Comittee to Consider the Advantages and disadvantages that

 

May Attend the Enlargment, and also Compute the Cost as near

 

as they Can, and make Report to the Adjournment – –

P. Sher=

=man

paper

accepted

This Meeting doth so far Accept of Philip Shearman’s Paper Condem=

=ning his disorder as for him to Read it or Cause it to be Read at

the End of a first day Meeting for Worship between this and the

next Monthly Meeting and he to be present – –

G. Smith

Confession

George Smith ju: hath Given in a Paper to this Meeting Condem=

=ning his disorder in Listing[enlisting] on board of a Privateer with all

 

the Rest of his Conduct in Supporting of War, Which this Meeting

 

Accepts and he to Remain Under friends Care.

I.How=

=lands

request

Isaac Howland ju: Requests A Certificate to the Monthly Meeting

of Rhode-Island, Therefore Samuel Smith and Wm Anthony ju:

are Appointed to draw one for him if they think Proper and bring it

 

to the next Monthly Meeting – –

 

The Queries have been Read and Answer’d in this Meeting

 

and Wm Anthony ju: and Humphry Smith are Appointed to

 

draw an Epistle to the Quarterly Meeting and Compile

 

the Answers to the Queries and bring them to the Adjournment

Coakset

friends Re-

-quest to

to have

a Monthly Meeting

Coakset Meeting Requests to have a Monthly Meeting

Granted them, which this Meeting so far Concurs with as

to Refer the Matter to the next Monthly Meeting for Consideration.

This Meeting hath collected ₤6:15 – –

adjourn

This Meeting Adjourns to the first sixth day in next Month

mett

This Meeting being Met According to Adjournment

 

this 3rd day of the first month 1766 – –

 

The Representatives being Called, for Ponaganset Caleb Russell

 

present, for Coakset Benja Tripp present,

Report

on little

meeting

house

The friends Appointed to consider the Advantages and disad=

=vantages of Enlarging the little Meeting House Make

Report in writing, which is Refer’d to the Monthly Meeting to be

holden in the fourth Month Next and the Report to be kept

 

upon file till then – –

Answers

to Queries

Epistle

Sent

The friends Appointed to Compile the Answers to the Queries,

and draw an Epistle to the Quarterly Meeting have done

it, and the Epistle was Signed in this Meeting and order’d

to be Carried up to the Quarterly Meeting by the Representatives

 

together with the Answers to the Queries, the friends Appointed

Represen

Tatives

to attend the Quarterly Meeting are Caleb Russell, Joseph

Smith, Benja Tripp.

 

1st mo:

1766

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 20 day

of the first month 1766, Ponaganset Meeting Called Caleb Russell

 

and Wm Anthony ju: present, for Coakset Philip Tripp present

Report of

Seth Russell

Marriage

The friends Appointed to see Seth Russell and Kaziah Wal=

=kers Marriage Consumated make Report that they attended

the Marriage which was Accomplished in Good order –

S. Wilcox

and

Wm Wilcox

case refer’d

The Case of Stephen Wilcox is Refer’d to the next Monthly Meeting

The friends Appointed to Labour With Wm Wilcox Make Report

that they Labour’d with him and he desires one Month More to

Endeavour to Make friends Satisfaction. Therefore the Matter is

 

Refer’d to the next Monthly Meeting;

P. Shea:

rman

[?]

Philip Shearman’s Paper hath been Read According to the

Appointment of last Monthly Meeting, And is as follows,

To the Monthly Meeting of friends to be held in Dartmouth,

 

the 18th day of the 11th Month 1765,

 

These Are to Inform that I some time past through Unwatch=

 

=fulness unhappily fell into a Bodily Strife with Daniel

 

Pabody, Whereby Blows were Passed between Us, for Which

 

I am heartily Sorry and do Condemn, and I hope friends

 

will pass by My Offence and let me Remain Under their Care.

 

Given forth Under My Hand this 15th day of their 11th mo 1765

     

Philip Shearman

Certificate

for I. How

land

This Meeting hath Signed a Removal Certificate for Isaac

Howland ju: To the Monthly Meeting of Rhod-Island

adjourn

This Meeting Adjourns to the 29th Instant

mett

This Meeting being Mett According to Adjournment the 29th

 

day of the first month 1766. The Representatives being present

report

from

Quart

meeting

The friends Appointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting Make

Report that they all attended Sd Meeting, and have produced

an Epistle from the same which was Read and well Accepted

in this Meeting.

Coakset

request for a

mo meeting

Coakset friends Request to have a Monthly Meeting set off

to them, is Refer’d to the next Monthly Meeting;

B. Potter

paper

accepted

Bridget Potter wife to Stephen Potter hath Given in a paper

to this Meeting Condemning her outgoings in Marrying out of

the Unity of friends with all the Rest of her outgoings, which

 

this Meeting Accepts, and this Meeting hath signed

Certificate for B.P.

a Certificate for her to the Monthly Meeting at the Nine Partners

Case of

Obediah

Allen

The Committee Appointed some months ago to Treat with

Obediah Allen on the Account of his Sincerity in Giving in

a Paper to the Meeting Condemning his outgoings in falling

 

into Fornication, together with the Rest of the Circumstance

 

Relating to that Case, make Report that (they not having

 

an Opportunity to treat with him till lately) that they do

 

not find him Clear in all the Above mentioned Circumstances

 

therefore this Meeting doth Appoint Daniel Russell and

 

Nicholas Howland to Join with the Aforesaid Committee to

 

treat furder with him for all the offences that May Appear

 

Against him, and they to make Report to the next Monthly Meeting

J. Russell

Request

Joseph Russells Requests to Come under friends Care with

his wife and family which is Refer’d to the next Monthly Meeting.

 

2: mo:

1766

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the

17 day of the 2nd Month 1766, Ponaganset Meeting Called

 

Caleb Russell and Samuel Smith present, for Coakset

 

Joseph Tripp and Israel Wood present,

Case of

S. W. refer’d

The Case of Stephen Wilcox is Refer’d to next Monthly Meeting.

The Committee Appointed to treat with Stephen Wm

Wm Wilcox disowned

Wilcox make Report that they have Laboured with

 

him for Inlisting into the King’s Service and taking up

 

Arms, and also Marrying out of the Unity of friends, and

 

Neglecting to attend Meetings for Worship, which disorders

 

he Gave them Encouragment of Condemning at this Meeting

 

tho’ he still Neglects it, therefore this Meeting finding

 

themselves Clear in Labouring with him, and do Conclude

 

to deny the Said Wm Wilcox, and do Appoint David Smith

 

and Samuel Smith to draw a Paper of denial Against

 

him and bring it to the next Monthly Meeting, and Timothy

 

Russell is Appointed to Inform him of the Conclusion of this Meeting

 

and Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting;

Coakset friends

Request to

have a month

ly meeting

Coakset friends Still Request to have a Monthly Meeting Set

off to them, and also desire a Committee to determine where

to prefix the Boundaries between this and that Meeting

and all Circumstances Relating thereto, Therefore Hum=

 

=phry Smith, Philip Tripp, Samuel Smith, Daniel Wood,

 

Joseph Tucker are Appointed a Comittee for that purpose

 

and Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting

O. Allen

case refer’d

The Committee Appointed to Treat with Obediah Allen

make Report that they have discoursed with him and

 

he Gave them Encouragment that he would write to the next

 

Monthly Meeting which is Refer’d to the Said Meeting Under

 

their Care.

J. Russell &

Wife request

Joseph Russells and his wife’s Requests to Come Under friends

Care is Refer’d to the next Monthly Meeting;

S. Howland

Removed

Samuel Howland jun Hath Given in a Paper to this Meeting

Said Howland

request a

certificate

Condemning his outgoing in Removing without friends Ad=

=vice, which this Meeting Accepts, and the Sd Howland Re=

=quests a Removal Certificate to the Monthly Meeting of

 

Smithfield in Rhod-Island Colony, for himself and Children

 

therefore this Meeting doth Appoint Peleg Huddlestone

 

and Philip Tripp a Committee to Inquire into his Circumstances, and

 

draw a Certificate for him if they think proper and bring it to

 

the next Monthly Meeting;

miniuts to

be Revised

This Meeting doth Appoint Joseph Tucker, Humphry Smith,

Job Russell, Samuel Smith a Com’ttee to peruse the Monthly

 

Meeting; Minutes to see what part they Shall think proper to

 

be put on Record, And Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting;

To Settle

with over

seers of the poor.

Jonathan Hussey and William Sanford are Appointed a Committee

to Make Up Accounts with the Overseers of the Poor and make

Report to the next Monthly Meeting,

Paul Mo

sher’s dis

orderly

marriage

Coakset Preparative Meeting Informs that Paul Mosher

hath Married out of the Unity of friends, and hath been

dealt with by the Overseers, and declines to Condemn his

Offence, therefore Benja Tripp and Joseph Tripp are Appoi=

 

=nted to Labour furder with him and Make Report to the

 

next Monthly Meeting;

Amey Hart

paper

acceted

Amey Hart Hath Given in a Paper to this Meeting, Condemning

her outgoings, in falling into the Sin of Fornication which this

Meeting Accepts with the Provisal that She Read it or Cause

 

it to be Read at the Close of a first day Meeting for worship

 

at Newtown between this and the next Monthly Meeting

 

She being present, and Return the paper to the Sd Meeting.

F. Allen &

Benj Allen

hath alowd Fiddleing

& dancing in

their houses

The Overseers Inform this Meeting that Francis Allen

and Benja Allen hath Allowed of fidling and dancing

in their Houses for which the Sd Overseers have Laboured

with them and they decline to Condemn the Offence to

friends Satisfaction therefore this Meeting doth Appoint

 

Joseph Gifford and Berzillia Tucker to Labour furder

 

with them, and make Report to the next Monthly Meeting.

 

3 mo:

1766

At a Monthly Meeting of friends held in Dartmouth

the 17th day of the 3d Month 1766, the Representatives

 

are for Coakset Philip Tripp and Daniel Wood present,

 

for Ponaganset Caleb Russell and Samuel Smith present,

Davi Briggs

Edm Maxfield

& Wm Hart’s proposal of

marriage

David Briggs and Rebecca Howland and Edmond Max=

=field and Rachel Russell, and William Hart jun and Esther

Slade declared their Intentions of Marriage at this

Meeting and were desired to wait till the next Monthly

 

Meeting for their Answers, and John Potter and Jonathan Hussey

 

are Appointed to Make Inquiry into David Briggs’ Clearness Re=

 

=specting Marriage and Conversation and Make Report to the next

 

Monthly Meeting; And Joseph Smith and Barnabas Mosher are Appoin=

 

=ted for the same service with Edmond Maxfield and William Hart ju:

 

and to Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting;

 

Timothy Russell Reports that he hath Informed Wm Willcox Agre=

 

=able to the Appointment of last Monthly Meeting and Also

 

David Smith and Samuel Smith hath drafted a denial against

Wm Wilcox

denial to

be read

Sd Willcox, and presented it to this Meeting which hath been Red

and Signed by the Clerk, and the Sd Clerk is order’d to Read Sd

Denial Publickly, at the Close of a first day Meeting for wor=

 

=ship between this and the next Monthly Meeting and Make

 

Report to Sd Meeting;

Case of

W refer’d

The Case of Stephen Wilcox is refer’d to the next Monthly Meeting

R. Tripp,

R. Tripp

and L.

Tripp

recei’d

The women friends Inform that they have Minuted Ruth Tripp,

Rebecca Tripp, and Lydia Tripp under their Care, which this

Meeting Concurs with;

O. Allen’s

case refer’d

Thee Committee Appointed to discourse with Obediah Allen

Make Report that he hath not [writ?] anything to this Meeting

 

agreeable to his talk some time past, therefore his Case is

 

Refer’d (on the Request of his Father) unto the next Monthly

 

Meeting.

J. Russell

& wife

& children

request

to be Read

Joseph Russell and his Wife hath Given in a paper to this

Meeting Condemning their disorder in Marriage, and also

they desire to Come under friends Care with their Children

which this Meeting so far Accepts as to Appoint Joseph Tucker

and Joseph Gifford to Treat with them and their Children

 

that have Attained to the years of understanding, and

 

make Report to the next Monthly Meeting;

Wm Brown

Certificate

William Brown hath Produced a Removal Certificate

from the Monthly Meeting of Nantucket to this Meeting

 

which hath been Read and Accepted

Certificate

for Samuel

Howland

This Meeting hath signed a Removal Certificate to the

Monthly Meeting of Smithfield for Samuel Howland jun

and his Children – –

Miniuts

not Revised

The Committee Appointed to peruse the Monthly Meeting

Minutes, Make Report that they have not perused Sd

 

Minutes, therefore they are still continued in the Same

 

Service and to make Report to the next Monthly Meeting.

Settled with

overseers of

the Poor

The Committee Appointed to Adjust Accompts with the overseers

of the poor Make Report that all accounts are Balanced

between this Meeting and the Sd overseers – –

Case of Paul Mosher

The Committee Appointed to Treat with Paul Mosher Make

 

Report that they have not had an opportunity with Sd Mosher

 

therefore the Sd Committee are Still Continued in the Same

 

Service and to Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting

Amie

Harts

paper read

Amey Hart’s Paper hath been Read According to the order

of last Monthly Meeting – –

Benj Allen’s

paper accepted

Benjamin Allen hath Given in a Paper Condemning his

Allowing of fidling and dancing in his House at the time

 

of Husking, which this Meeting Accepts

F. Allen’s

Case

Continued

The friends Appointed to treat with Francis Allen Report

that they have not had an opportunity to Speak with him, therefore

they are Still Continued in the Same Service and to Make

 

Report to the next Monthly Meeting;

adjourns

This Meeting Adjourns to the 26 day of this Instant;

mett

This Meeting being met According to Adjournment the 26 day of the

 

3d Month 1766, the Representatives being Called Caleb Russell,

 

Samuel Smith, Philip Tripp and Daniel Wood present;

 

The Committee Appointed to fix the Boundaries between this

 

and the Monthly Meeting Requested to be sett off at Coakset, Make

 

Report that they have agreed Upon the Boundaries and other

 

things relating to Coakset being set off as a Monthly Meeting

 

which Report is as follows (viz)

Boundries

of Acoakset

of month

ly meeting

According to the Appointment of last Monthly Meeting, we

have Described a line for the boundaries between the Monthly

Meetings of Ponaganset and Coakset as follows, Beginning at the

South Eastermost Corner of Benjamin Wing’s Homstead farm, from

 

thence to Coakset River as the line of Said Benja Land goes,

 

Thence Southerly by Said River to the Sea, Again from Said

 

Corner first Mentioned thence Northerly in the line between

 

Said Villages until it comes to the Country Road, Thence on

 

a Straight line to the nearest part of the Westermost Branch

 

of Noquechuck River, thence by said branch of Said River

 

Till it comes to Freetown line – –

Concerning

the books

We have likewise Concluded for Coakset friends to have About

one third part of the Books belonging to the Monthly Meeting,

 

and likewise that they be supplied with A Transcript of the

 

Book of Discipline at the Cost of the Whole, And also that

 

the Monthly Meetings debts be paid in the same proportion

 

that Shall be due when the Meeting is Divided, But the

 

friends that are now under Relief are to be Supported when

 

they are, and Coakse friends, to Quit their Claim of the Meeting

 

House Land, in Ponaganset; dated the 26th of the 3rd mo. 1766.

   

Joseph Tucker

Philip Tripp

   

Humphry Smith

Daniel Wood

     

Samuel Smith

Joseph Roach accepted

Joseph Roach jun hath Produced a Removal Certificate from

 

the Monthly Meeting of Nantucket to this Meeting which hath

 

been Read and Accepted

 

The Queries have Been Read and Answer’d in this Meeting

Representatives to

Quar Meet=

=ing

Caleb Russell, William Anthony jun, Samuel Smith, Thomas

Hicks jun are Appointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting and

Compile the Answers to the Queries and draw an Epistle to the

 

Same, and bring them to the Adjournment of this Meeting.

Wm Smiths

disorderly marriage

The overseers Inform that William Smith the 2d has gone

Contrary to Good order in Marrying out of the Unity of friends,

 

for which he hath been Labour’d with by the Overseers, and

 

declines to Make Satisfaction, therefore John Potter

 

and William Barker are Appointed to Labour furder

 

with him, and Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting.

Complaint against

Lemuel

Smith

The overseers also Inform that Lemuel Smith hath

fallen into the Sin of fornication, and hath been La=

=bour’d with by them and he Neglects to Condemn his out=

 

=goings, therefore Paul Russell and Luke Hart are

 

appointed to Labour furder with him, and Make Report

 

to the next Monthly Meeting;

adjourn

This Meeting adjorns to the first Sixth day of next month

mett

This Meeting being met According to Adjournment

 

the 4th day of the 4th Month 1766, the Representatives

 

being Called, Caleb Russell, Samuel Smith and Philip

[?][Queries]

[?][answer’d]

Epistle sent

Tripp present

The friends Appointed to Compile the Answers to the Queries

and draw an Epistle to the Quarterly Meeting have fulfilled their

 

Appointment and the Epistle has been Signed in this Meeting

 

and sent up by the Representatives to the Quarterly Meeting

 

with the Answers to the Queries

 

This Meeting hath signed and sent a Letter to the Monthly

 

Meeting of Oblong, Signifying that this Meeting hath Re=

 

=ceived their letter Concerning Daniel Tripp, which is as

 

followeth;

Letter

from Oblong

concerning

Daniel Tripp

From our Monthly Meeting held at Oblong the 20th of the 2nd Mo.

1766, To the Monthly Meeting of Friends at Dartmouth,

Dear Friends, we herby Acquaint you, that whereas Daniel

Tripp Resides sometime Amongst us, and was for some years

 

a Member of our Society, But by Marrying out from Among=

 

us, Contrary to the Advice of Friends, for which he was dealt

 

with, but Proving Refractory, after some time he was

 

Testified Aagainst, Soon after which he was Testified Against^

 

Set up a Seperate Meeting, which he kept for a Conside=

 

=rable time, to the Great Dissatisfaction of Friends, And Since

 

he has Moved to your parts we Understand he frequents

 

friends Meetings, and Publickly Appears as a Minister

 

Amongst you, therefore we send you the Above lines to

 

let you know the Circumstance he Stood in at the time

 

when he Removed from these parts.

 

Signed in and on behalf of our Sd Meeting by

     

Zebulon Ferriss Clerk

 

D. Briggs

E.Maxfield &

Wm Hart Ju

answers

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 21 of the 4th

Month 1766, Ponaganset Meeting Called John Potter and W,m

Anthony ju,r present, for Coakset

Peleg Huddlestone and Joseph Tripp present,

 

David Briggs and Rebecca Howland, and Edmond Maxfield

 

and Rachel Russell, and William Hart ju: and Esther Slade

 

Appeared for their Answers, which was that each Couple Might

 

Proceed to take Each other in Marrage [sic] in some Convenient time

 

between this and the next Monthly Meeting Advising with the

 

Overseers for that Purpose. And John Potter and Jonathan Hussey

 

are Appointed to see David Briggs and Rebecca Howlands Marriage

 

Consumated in Good order, and make Report to the next Monthly

 

Meeting. And Paul Russell and William Mosher are Appoin=

 

=ted to see Edmond Maxfield and Rachel Russell’s Marriage

 

Consumated in Good order and Make Report to the next Month

 

=ly Meeting; And Joseph Smith and Barnabas Mosher are

 

Appointed for the Same ^Service with William Hart ju: and Esther

 

Slade and ^to make Report to the next Monthly Meeting

 

William Wilcox’s Paper of Denial hath been Read According

 

to the Appointment of last Monthly Meeting, and is

 

as follows; – –

 

Whereas William Wilcox Son of W,m Wilcox Deceased and

Wm

Wilcox

disowned

Dorithy his Wife, having been under the Care of this Meeting,

yet through unwatchfulness and disregarding the Testimony

of Truth, has So far deviated from our Holy Profession as to

 

fall into Several Reproachful things, and disorders, Parti=

 

=cularly in Inlisting and Going into the Milatary [military] Service,

 

and Marrying out of the order of Friends, likewise in Selling

 

Such Beef as was not Merchantable to the Defrauding of

 

the Buyer, and also in Neglecting to attend our Religious

 

Meetings of Publick Worship, and Friends having Repeated their

 

Labour of Love and advice and toward him in order to disco=(ver

 

to him the Evil of his ways, but their Labour not obtaining

 

it’s desired Effect to the Satisfaction of this Meeting,

 

Therefore for the Clearing of the precious Truth and Friends

 

from the Reproach thereof, this Meeting Gives this forth as a

 

Publick Testimony against him, Disowning him the Said Will,m

 

Wilcox from being one of our Community, and from u[n]der the Care

 

of this Meeting, Yet desiring his Return from the way of Error

 

and that by the door of true Repentance he may find Mercy.

 

Given forth at our Monthly Meeting of friends held in

 

Dartmouth on the 17th day of the 3.d mo: 1766, And Signed

 

In and on behalf of S.d Meeting by – – Job Russell Clerk

O. Allens

case referd

Whereas Obediah Allen hath been in the Practice of Gaming

and hath been dealt with, and declines to make friends Satis=

 

=faction, therefore friends Canst find freedom to Accept of his

 

Condemning his falling into the Sin of Fornication, therefore

 

the matter is Refer’d to the next Monthly Meeting under the

 

Same Care as heretofore

M. Smith;

Certifi:

Meriah Smith hath Produced a Removal Certificate from the

Monthly Meeting of Sandwich to this Meeting which hath

 

been Red [sic] and Accepted.

R. Russell

Receivd

The women friends Inform that they have minuted Rebecca

Russell wife Daughter of Joseph Russell under their Care

 

which this Meeting Concur’s with

J. Russell

& family

Recd

The Com,tee appointed to treat with Joseph Russell his wife and

Family on their Request to Come under friends care, Make a

Satisfactory Report, therefore this Meeting Accepts them un=

 

=der friends Care

 

The friends Appointed to Review the Monthly Meetings Minutes

 

to see what part must go on Record, make Report that

Minutes

recorded

by S.S.

they have fulfilled their Appointment and left S.d minutes

with Samuel Smith to be Recorded – –

Report of

overseers of

mee[t]ing

Allens Neck

The friends Appointed overseers in the Meeting held in

Allen’s Neck, Report that they attended the Meeting

and saw nothing but that it was Carried on decently and

in Good order – –

Report from

Qtr meeting

The^friends appointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting Report that

they all attended Sd meeting, and have Produced an Epistle

 

from the Same which hath been Read and well accepted

Coakset

meeting

set off

And the Quarterly Meeting hath Granted our Request to

have a monthly Meeting of men and women Friends Sett

off at Coaksett

 

according to the Boundaries prefixt, and

 

this meeting Concludes for Coakset friends to hold their Monthly

 

Meeting the Seventh day before the third Second day in

 

Each month;

W.m Smith

denied

The friends Appointed to Treat with W.m Smith ye 2d[?] Make

Report that he Gave them no Satisfaction, therefore

 

friends finding themselves Clear in Labouring with him

 

do deny the S.d W.m Smith from under friends Care ––

Lamu Smith

case refer’d

The friends Appointed to Labour with Lemuel Smith Report

that both have not had an Oppertunity with, him, but the friend

 

that had an Oppertunity Reports that he Gave him Good

 

Satisfaction, And he hath Sent a Paper to this Meeting Con=

 

=demning his offence which is Refer’d under the Care of the

 

Afore Said Committee – –

S. Wilcox

his Trans=

=gresion

Whereas Stephen Wilcox having Appeared in this Meeting

in a very Passionate Manner, Casting heavy Reflections on

us, Saying that he believed we Should have fewer Testimones

 

Amongst us, And that it was Pitty we Shou[l]d have any

 

Except it be Some to Reprimand us for our Wickedness, and

 

Stamping on the floor in a Passionate Manner, to the Great

 

Grief and Sorrow of the Sincere in heart, Therefore this

 

Meeting doth Appoint Tho,s Hicks, Peleg Smith, Joseph Gifford

 

Barzillia Tucker to Labour with him and Make Report there=

 

=of to the next Monthly Meeting; – They are likewise to

 

Inform him that we desire him to desist from Appearing in Publick – –

adjourn

This Meeting Adjorurns to the 7th day of next Month

mett

This Meeting being met according to Adjournment ye 7th day of the

 

5th mo. 1766, the Representatives being Called, John Potter and

 

Peleg Huddlestone present

Paul

Mosher

denied

Wher[e]as Paul Mosher hath Married out of the Unity of friends

and hath been dealt with Agreeable to Good order, and he de=

=clines to Condemn his offence therefore this Meeting finding them=

 

=Selves Clear in Labouring with him, do deny the S.d Paul

 

Mosher from under the Care of this Meeting

Case of

F. Allen

refer’d

The Case of Francis Allen is Refer’d to the next Monthly Meeting

under the Same Care as heretofore – –

Proposal for Inlarging the little Meeting House is Refer’d to the

 

next Monthly Meeting;

 

5 mo:

1766

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 19th day of the

5th month 1766, Ponaganset Meeting Called Joseph Smith and

 

Tho,s Hicks ju.r present, for Coakset Joshua Davil [Davol]

 

and Israel Wood present,

E. Wing Ju

proposal of

marriage

Edward Wing ju: of Sandwich and Edith Tucker declared their

Intentions of Marriage, and were desired to wait till next

Monthly Meeting for their Answer,

Tho Smith Ju

proposal of

marriage

And Tho,s Smith ju: and Rebecca Howland likewise declared

their Intentions of Marriage & were desired to wait till the

next Monthly Meeting for their Answer, and Luke Hart and

 

Wm Mosher are Appointed to Inquire into S.d Smith’s Clearness

 

Respecting Marriage and Conversation and to Make Report

 

to the next Monthly Meeting; – –

Report of

D. Briggs

marriage

John Potter and Jonathan Hussey Report, that they attended

the Marriage of David Briggs and Rebecca Howland

and that it was Accomplish’d in Good order – –

Report of

E. Maxfield

marriage

Paul Russell and W,m Mosher Report that they attended

the Marriage of Edmond Maxfield and Rachel Russell

which (they say) was Accomplished in Good order – –

Report of

Wm Hart Ju

marriage

Joseph Smith and Barnabas Mosher, likewise Report

that they attended the Marriage of W.m Hart ju: and

Esther Slade and that it was Accomplished in Good order

Meeting

concluds

to deny

O. Allen

Whereas Obediah Allen Some time past fell into the

Sin of Fornication, and also Since hath been in the Practice

of Gaming, for which he hath been dealt with by this

Meeting and declines to Condem[n] his offences to friends

 

Satisfaction, therefore this Meeting being Clear in Labour=

 

=ing with him, do Conclude to deny him from under the Care

 

of this Meeting, and do Appoint Samuel Smith to draw

 

a Paper of denial Against the S,d Obediah Allen, and bring

 

it to the next Monthly Meeting. – –

Case of

S. Wilcox

Referd

The friends Appointed to Labour with Stephen Wilcox for

his Misconduct at the last Monthly Meeting, Report

that he did not Condem his S,d offence in full therefore

 

the matter is Refer’d till next monthly Meeting under

 

the same Care as heretofore and they to make Report to

 

the next Monthly Meeting – –

F. Allen

Paper

Francis Allen hath Given in a paper to this Meeting Con=

demning his Giving way to too much Liberty in Allowing

 

of fidling and dancing at the time of his Husking, which

 

this Meeting Accepts – –

Case of little

meeting

house

dropt

to Receive

accompts

of poor

This Meeting Concludes to drop the Proposal for Enlarging

the little Meeting House for the present – –

This Meeting doth Appoint Jonathan Hussey and David Smith

to Receive in Accounts for doing for the poor of this Meeting

and also Endeavour to Inform themselves into the Validity

of Sd Accounts, and also Sd friends, to Join with Philip Tripp

to Divide the Books that belongs to this Meeting; – –

To Collect

[Ac?]count of

[Pu?]blick

Friend

deceased

This Meeting doth Appoint Samuel Smith and W.m Anthony

ju: to Collect the Birth, place of abode, time of publick

Ministry and death of Elizabeth Gidley, and bring the

account to the next Monthly Meeting – –

Order to

pay Tim Russell

This Meeting hath Collected £9-7s-6d old tener [tenor] and the Treasure[r]

hath paid Timothy Russell five Dollars for Keeping the

 

Meeting House half a year – –

To Settle

with

Treasurer

And Jonathan Hussey and W.m Sanford are Appointed to Adjust

accompts [accounts] with the Treasurer and make Report to the next

Monthly Meeting

Wm Anthony

Jr. to Rece

Subscrip

tions

This Meeting doth appoint W,m Anthony jur to Receive the

Subscriptions that are Subscribed to defray the Charges of this

Meeting and also to pay out the money as this Meeting Shall

order

 

6 mo:

1766

At a Monthly Meeting Met the 16th of the 6th Month 1766

The Representatives are Abraham Tucker & John Potter present;

 

Whereas the yearly Meeting is now in being, therefore this Mee=

 

=ting doth adjourn to the 23d Instant

 

This Meeting being met According to adjournment the 23d

 

of the 6th month 1766 The Representatives being Called both present

Edw Wing

Certificat

Edward Wing hath Produced a Certificate from the monthly

Meeting of Sandwich, Certifying his Clearness Respecting

 

Marriage and Conversation which hath been Read & Accepted

Edw Wings

answer

Edward Wing ju: and Edith Tucker Appeared for their Answer

which was that they might Proceed to take Each other in

 

Marriage in Some Convenient time between this and the

 

next Monthly Meeting Advising with the Overseers for that

 

purpose, And Abraham Tucker and Joseph Gifford are Appoin=

 

=ted to see their Marriage Consumated in Good order and make

 

Report to the next Monthly Meeting; – –

Tho Smith Ju

Answer

Thomas Smith ju: and Rebecca Howland Appear’d for their

Answer, which was that they might Proceed to take Each other

 

In Marriage in Some Convenient time between this and the next

 

Monthly Meeting, Advising with the overseers for that purpose

 

and Luke Hart and William Mosher are Appointed to See

 

their Marriage Consumated in Good order and make Report

 

to the next Monthly Meeting; – –

Wm Ricket

=sons

proposal

of marriag

William Ricketson and Elisabeth Smith declared their

Intentions of taking Each other in Marriage, and were desired

to wait till the next Monthly Meeting for their Answer, and

Caleb Russell and Job Russell are appointed to make Inquiry

 

Into W,m Ric[k]etson’s Clearness Respecting Marriage and

 

Conversation and make Report to the next Monthly Meeting

 

This Meeting hath Signed a paper of Denial Against

O. Allen

disownd

Obediah Allen for the Sin of Fornication & Gaming, and

the Clerk of this Meeting is appointed to read it at the Close

 

of a first day Meeting for worship between this and the next

 

Monthly Meeting and make Report to Said Meeting.

S. Wilcox’

paper

Stephen Wilcox hath Given in a Paper to this Meeting

Condem[n]ing his Reflecting Speeches, which was Expressed

 

in our Monthly Meeting two Months ago, which this Mee=

 

=ting doth accept, and Said Wilcox’s former References are

 

Still Continued under the Same Regulation as heretofore

 

This Meeting hath signed a Paper of Denial against Su=

 

=sanna Brightman for the Sin of fornication and the Clerk

 

is Appointed to Read Said paper at the Close of a first day

 

Meeting for Worship between this and the next Monthly

 

Meeting, and make Report to Said Meeting. – –

John }

Griffith

Visit

Our Esteemed friend John Griffith hath Visited this Meeting

with a Certificate from Chelmsford [Essex Co England] Monthly

Meeting in Essex dated the 25th of the 2d month 1765 and also from the

 

Quarterly Meeting held at Coggoshall in Essex the 12.th of the 3.d mo: 1765

 

and also from the Yearly Meeting of Ministers & Elders held in

 

London by Adjorunments from the 25.th of the 5.th Month to the

 

3.d of the 6.th month 1765 which was Read to Good Satisfaction3

T. Ross }

Visit

Our Esteemed friend Tho.s Ross hath Visited this Meeting, and pro=

=duced a Certificate from the Monthly Meeting held in Write-Town [Wrightstown]

 

in Bucks Country Pen[n]sylvania, bearing date the 6th day of the 5th

 

month 1766 which hath been Read to Good Satisfaction4

Queries

Answerd

The Queries have been Read & Answer’d in this Meeting and

Peleg Smith & Humphry Smith are Appointed to draw an Epistle

 

to the Quarterly Meeting & bring it to the Adjornment

adjourn

This Meeting Adjorns to the first Sixth day in next month

mett

The Meeting being Met according to Adjournment the 4th day

 

of the 7th mo: 1766 the Representatives being Called both present

accompts

Receiv’d

The friends Appointed to Receive accompts [accounts] and Approbate them=

Report that they have Received them and allowed to the

     

£    S    d

 

amount of – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

16 – 6 – 4

 

Coakset Meeting paying one third part of S.d Sum – – – –

 5    8 – 9

 

Remains for this Meeting to pay – – Lawful mony – – – –

10   17   7

Elis: Gidley

to go on

Record

The Committee appointed to Collect the Birth & C. of Elisabeth

Gidley have Answer’d their Appointment, and the Account

thereof is order’d to be put on Record – –

[Repre]sentatives

Quart

meeting

Humphry Smith, Abraham Tucker, Caleb Russell are Ap=

=pointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting. This Meeting

hath Signed an Epistle to the Quarterly Meeting and Sent

 

it up by the Representatives

 

7 mo:

1766

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 21 of the

7th month 1766, The Representatives are Samuel Smith and

 

Barzillia Tucker present;

 

The friends appointed to Enquire into the Clearness of W.m Ricetson [Ricketson]

 

make Report that they have made proper Inquiry, and don’t

 

find anything to hinder him from Proceeding in Marr[i]age

Wm Ricket

answer

William Rictson [Ricketson] and Elisabeth Smith appear’d for their An=

=swer, which was that they might Proceed to take Each

 

other in Marriage in Some Convenient time between this

 

and the next monthly meeting, A[d]vising with the Overseers for

 

that purpose, and Caleb Russell & Benj,a Howland ju: are

 

appointed to See their Marriage Consumated in Good order

 

and make Report to the next Monthly Meeting – –

Report of

Ed Wing’s

marriage

Abraham Tucker Reports that he attended the Marri[a]ge

of Edward Wing ju: and Edith Tucker which was Accomplish’d

in Good order ––

 

Luke Hart & W.m Mosher Reports that they attended the

Report of

Tho Smith’s

Marriage

Marriage of Thos Smith ju: and Rebecca Howland which was

Accomplish’d in Good order – –

O. Allen

disowned

Obediah Allen’s Paper of Denial hath been Read Accor=

=ding to the Appointment of last Monthly Meeting – –

 

And is as follows (viz) – –

 

Whereas Obediah Allen, Son of our friends Prince and

 

Deborah Allen, having been under the Care of this Meet=

 

=ing, yet he has So far Gone astray from our Profession as to

 

fall into the Reproachful Sin of Fornication, and also

 

been found in the Practice of Gaming, And friends having

 

Repeated their Labour of Love with him in order for his

 

Recovery, but our Labour of Love not obtaining the de=

 

=Sired Effect to the Satisfaction of this Meeting, Therefore

 

we being desirous that the Truth of our Holy Profession may

 

be preserved from the Reproach of ^Such Enormities, do Give

 

this forth as a Publick Testimony against him, disowning

 

him the Said Obediah Allen from being one of our Society

 

and from being in Membership With us, yet we desire if

 

it be Consistant with Divine Pleasure, that he May yet

 

find a place of Repentence (and by an Unfeigned acknow=

 

=ledgement of the Error of his way) Return to th the way

 

of Truth

 

Given forth and Signed in and on behalf of our Monthly

 

Meeting held in Dartmouth by Adjournment on the 23d

 

day of the 6th month 1766 by – – – Job Russell Clerk

 

Susanna Brightman’s Paper of Denial hath been read according

 

to the appointment of last Monthly Meeting, and is as follow’s

S. Bright 

man’s     

denial     

Whereas Susanna Brightman Daughter of Joshua and Hannah

Shearman having had her Education among friends and under the Care

of this Meeting, but through unwatchfulness & disregarding the

 

Testimony of Truth hath fallen into the Reproachful Sin of

 

Fornication, as appears by her having a Child Soon after Marriage

 

and this Meeting having Labour’d with her in Love in order for her

 

Recovery, but She proving obstinate, and Regardless of the ten=

 

=der Council to her Given, Therefore for the Clearing of the precious

 

Truth that we Profess, from Such Enormities, this Meeting is

 

Concerned to Give this forth as a Publick Testimony against her

 

disowning her the Sd Susanna Brightman from being a Member

 

of our Society, and from under the Care of this Meeting, desiring

 

if it be Consistant with Divine pleasure, that She may yet be Convin=

 

=ced of the Error of her ways, and by a Sincere Repentance, find fa=

 

=vour with the Lord – –

 

Given forth at our Monthly Meeting of Friends held in Dart=

 

=mouth by adjournment on the 23.d day of the 6.th month 1766

 

Signed In, by order & in behalf of S.d Meeting by Job Russell Clerk

     

Apphia Mott Clerk

S. Wilcox

not to

preach

This Meeting hath Come to a Conclusion that Stephen Wilcox ought

to desist from Appearing in Publick untill his affairs be better

Settled in Regard to his debts, and the Sd Stephen Wilcox’s Case is

 

Refer’d under the Same Regulation as heretofore to the next

 

Monthly Meeting

 

The friends Appointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting

 

Report that they all attended Agreeable to Appointment

 

and have Produced an Epistle from the same which hath

 

been Read to Good Satisfaction

         

Epistles 

         

Received Epistles one from London Printed & one written one

also one Epistle from Philidelphia, and one from Flushing

Also we have Received an Epistle from our Yearly Meeting

 

of Rhode-Island held the 12th of the 6th month 1766 All which

 

have been read in this Meeting to Good Satisfaction, and as

 

they Contain a great deal of wholesome advice and Good Ex=

 

=hortation, they are Earnestly Recommended to friends Notice

 

and Observation,

Settled

With

Treasurer

The friends Appointed two months ago to adjust Accounts with

the Treasurer Report that they have Settled accounts and

there Remains in the Stock – – ₤2 – S8 – d1

 

Old tenner –

 

Coakset Monthly Meeting has paid their Proportion of the

 

Monthly Meeting Debts which is – – ₤5 – S8 – d9

 

Lawful Money

Care of

books to

T. Russell

twenty four Books belongs to this Meeting, and Timothy Rus=

=sell is appointed to have the Care of Said Books to lend them

out and take them in once a month.

 

This Meeting hath signed a Removal Certificate of

Deb Slade Certificate

Deborah Slade (wife to Joseph Slade) and her Children

 

to the Monthly Meeting of Swanzey – – – – –

 

8 mo:

1766

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 18

of the 8th month 1766 The Representatives are William

 

Mosher and Benjamin Smith ju: present

Report of

Wm. Ricket

sons

marriage

The friends Appointed to See Wm Ricketson and Elizabeth

Smith’s Marriage Consumated Report that they attended

the Marriage which was Consumated in Good order

Certificate

for Abigail

States

This Meeting hath Signed a Removal Certificate for

Abigail States (wife of Peter States) to the Monthly

Meeting of South Kings-town[Perryville, South Kingstown], – –

Case of

S. Wilcox

Refer’d

The Case of Stephen Wilcox is Refer’d under the Care of

Thomas Hicks 2d and he to make report Inform Said

Wilcox that his Meeting Requests that he Inform friends

 

at the next Monthly Meeting what Progress he hath made in

 

Regard to paying his debts – –

Overseers

appointed

Luke Hart, Paul Russell, William Anthony ju: Benja Howland 2d,

Samuel Smith and Daniel Cornel [Cornell] are Chosen overseers

Zephaniah

Anthony

& Wife’s

paper

Zephaniah Anthony and his wife have Given in a Paper to this

Meeting, Signifying their Sorrow for their falling into the Sin

of Fornication, which is Refer’d unto the next Monthly Meeting

under the Care of Peleg Smith & Benjamin Smith ju: and they to

 

make Report to next Monthly Meeting;

Fox’s

Journal

This Meeting Hath received one of George Fox’s Journals and

7s/6d Sterling overplus Money, which is Lodged with the Treasurer

 

9th mo:

1766

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 15th day of the

9th month 1766,

 

William Anthony ju: and to[?] Samuel Smith are the Representatives

 

both presentatives

To draw

Epistle

This Meeting doth Appoint Humphry Smith and Samuel Smith

to draw an Epistle to the Quarterly Meeting and bring it to the

 

Adjournment of this Meeting;

 

This Meeting Adjourns to the first Sixth day in next Month

 

This Meeting being Met According to Appointment adjornment the 3rd

 

of the 10th month 1766. The Representatives being Called both presents;

S. Wilcox

Case refer’d

The Case of Stephen Wilcox is Refer’d under the Care of Daniel

Russell and Thomas Hix 2d – –

Z. Anthony

Case

refer’d

Peleg Smith and Benja Smith ju: Report that they have Treated

with Zephaniah Anthony in Regard to his Paper that he Gave in

last Monthly Meeting, in which they think him to be Sincere,

 

which is Refer’d to the next Monthly Meeting;

Repre

sentatives

Joseph Tucker, Humphry Smith, Caleb Russell are Appointed to

attend the Quarterly Meeting, and present the Epistle (which was

 

Signed in this Meeting) with the Answers to the Queries, and Make

 

Report to the next Monthly Meetings; – –

to pay [?]

[Coak

[?] [set]6-2-6

This Meeting orders the Treasurer to pay Coakset Monthly

Meeting half a Crown Sterling, it being one third part of

the overplus Money for George Fox’s Journals

 

10 mo:

1766

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 20th of the

10th month 1766, The Representatives are Samuel Smith

 

and Benja Howland the 2d Presents

Case of

Z. Anthony

refer’d

The Case of Zephaniah Anthony is Refer’d under the Care of

his Brother Wm Anthony unto the next Monthly Meeting

Elihu Bow

en requests

a Certificate

Elihu Bowen Requests a Removal Certificate for himself

and Family to the Monthly Meeting of Swanzey. Therefore

Luke Hart & Paul Russell are appointed to Make proper

 

Enquiry into his Circumstances, and draw one for them if

 

they think proper & bring it to the next Monthly Meeting

Report from Quarterly

meeting

The friends Appointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting Report

that they all attended Agreeable to Appointment, and

 

have produced an Epistle from the Same, which hath been Read

 

in this Meeting to Good Satisfaction

R. Soule

Rachel Soule hath been Represented under Necessituous

 

Circumstances, and Liable to become one of this Meetings

 

poor, Therefore Humphry Smith & Jonathan Hussey are Ap=

 

=pointed to make Inquiry into her Circumstances & Estate and

 

make Report to the next Monthly Meeting;

Jonan Gifford

desires a

Certificate

Jonathan Gifford desires a Certificate to the Monthly Mee=

=ting of Nantucket, Certifying his Clearness Respecting

Marriage & Conversation, Therefore Jonathan Hussey and

 

David Smith are Appointed to make Inquiry into his aforeSd

 

Circumstances, and draw a Certificate for him if they think

 

proper, and bring it to the next Monthly Meeting;

Overseers

for yearly

meeting

This Meeting doth Appoint John Potter, Daniel Russell

Timothy Russell Samuel Smith, Thos Hicks 2d Prince Allen

James Tucker overseers at the yearly Meeting to Endeavour to

 

prevent any Indecency that May happen at that time, and

 

Make Report of their Service to the next Monthly Meeting

 

11th mo:

1766

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 17th of the 11th

Month 1766, The Representatives are Daniel Cornel and Thomas

 

Hicks 2d present

Timothy

Howland

proposal

of marri

age

Timothy Howland and Lucey Allen Declared their Intentions of

taking each other in Marriage, and were desired to wait till

the next Monthly Meeting for their Answer, and Daniel Cornel

and Thomas Hicks 2d are appointed to Make Inquiry into the young

Man’s Clearness Respecting Marriage & Conversation, and make Report

 

to the next Monthly Meeting,

Z. Anthony

Case refer’d

The Case of Zephaniah Anthony is Refer’d under the Same Care as

heretofore – –

Certificate for

Elihu

Bowen

This Meeting hath Signed a Removal Certificate for Elihu Bowen

and his family to the Monthly Meeting of Swanzey;

Case of

R. Soule

refer’d

The Case of Rachel Soule is Refered under the Same Regulation

as heretofore

Certificate

for Jonat.

Gifford

This Meeting Hath Signed a Certificate for Jonathan Gifford to the

Monthly Meeting of Nantucket, Respecting his Clearness in Regard

to Marriage & his Conversation – –

Tim Russell

acompt

This Meeting allows of Timothy Russell’s account for Clearing the

Burying yard & Repairing the fence & Bars, which is    4  13S

 

old tener

 

David Smith hath paid Coakset Monthly Meeting 2 / 6d Sterling agreeable

 

to Appointment

J. Sisson

desires a

Certifi

cate

John Sisson Requests a Removal Certificate for himself and Children

to the Monthly Meeting of Oblong, therefore Paul Russell & Luke

Hart are Appointed to draw one for him if they shall think Proper

after due Inquiry into his Circumstances, and make Returns to the

 

next Monthly Meeting;

Report of

Overseers

of Yearly

meeting

The friends Appointed Overseers at the yearly Meeting, Report

that they attended Agreeable to Appointment & discover’d

nothing but what was in a degree orderly, and they think that

friends Care in that Respect answers a Good Purpose – –

Meetings

granted

in Allen’s

Neck

This Meeting Grants the friends Living in Allen’s Neck the

Liberty to hold a Meeting down there at Some friends House

for four Months to Come on first days, Excepting the first day

preceding the Monthly Meeting in Each Month, and Daniel

 

Cornel [Cornell] and Prince Allen are Appointed to have the oversight

 

of the Meeting, and to Make Report to this Meeting at the

 

Expiration of the four Months

 

12 Mo:

1766

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 15th

of the 12th month 1766, the Representatives are Paul Russell

 

and David Smith Present;

Timothy

Howland

answer

Timothy Howland and Lucey Allen Appeared for their Answer

which was, that they Might proceed to take Each other in

Marriage in Some Convenient time between this and the next

 

Monthly Meeting, Avising with the overseers for that Purpose

 

and Daniel Cornel and Thomas Hicksn are Appointed to See

 

their Marriage Consumated in Good order and Make

 

Report to the next Monthly Meeting;

 

This Meeting hath Collected ₤11 – 7s – 6d old tener, and the

Tim Russell paid

Treasurer has paid Timothy Russell the Above Sd Sum

 

Humphry Smith and Jonathan Hussey Report that they have

Rachel

Sowle Case

Inspected into the Circumstances of Rachel Soule and they

find due to her by Bond and Note ₤12 – 16s – 9d Lawful money

John Sisson

Certificates

refer’d

The friends Appointed to draw a Certificate for John Sisson and

his Children have drawn one for them, but things not ap=

=pearing Quite Clear, the Signing of it is Refer’d to the next

 

Monthly Meeting

John Williams

Certificate

Accepted

John Williams and his wife have Produced a Removal

Certificate from the Monthly Meeting of Sandwich, which this

Meeting accepts;

Stephen Smith

hath given a

paper which is

accepted

Stephen Smith hath Produced and Given in a Paper to this

Meeting, Condeming his Marrying out of the Unity of friends

which this Meeting Accepts;

Representatives

Caleb Russell, Joseph Russ Smith, William Barker are Ap=

 

=pointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting and Make Report

 

to the Next Monthly Meeting;

overseers of

Poor accompt

The overseers of the poor hath Brought an Account for doing

for the poor to the Amount of ₤3 – 6s – 6d old Tener, which

 

this Meeting allows,

Case of Zep

Anthony refer’d

The Case of Zephaniah Anthony is Refer’d

Compaint against

James Allen

The Overseers Inform that James Allen hath fallen

into the Sin of Fornication, for which they have Labour’d

 

with him, and he declines to Make Satisfaction, therefore

 

this Meeting doth Appoint Caleb Russell & Job Russell

 

to Labour with him & make Report to the next Monthly Meeting

 

The Queries have been Read in this Meeting and Answer’d

 

This Meeting hath signed an Epistle to the Quarterly Mee=

 

=ting, and Sent it up with the Answers to the Queries

 

by the Representatives.

 

first mo:

1767

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 19th of

the first Month 1767, the Representatives are Samuel

 

Smith and William Anthony ju: present;

 

Daniel Cornel and Thos Hicks 2d Report that they attended

Tim Howland’s

marriage

the Marriage of Timothy Howland & Lucey Allen, which

was Consumated in Good order,

John Sisson’s

Case

The Signing of John Sisson’s Certificate is Refer’d to next Monthly

Meeting;

James Allen

Case

The friends Appointed to Labour with James Allen

Report that he declines to Condem his offence to friends

 

Satisfaction, therefore this Meeting doth Appoint Joseph

 

Gifford and Job Russell to draw a paper of denial Against

 

Said Allen and also Inform him of the Conclusion of this

 

Meeting and Labour with him as they shall find free=

 

=dom, and Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting

Report from

Quarterly

meeting

The friends Appointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting,

Report that neither of them attended by Reason of the

Severity of the weather; but we Received an Epistle an

 

from the Quarterly Meeting which hath been Read and

 

well accepted,

S. Dennis

Request

Shadrach Dennis Requests to be taken under friends

Care, therefore this Meeting doth Appoint Abraham

 

Tucker and Peleg Smith to Inquire into the young mans

 

Life and Conversation, and also take an opportunity of

 

Solid Conference with him and Make Report to the next

 

Monthly Meeting;

E. Russell

Recev’d

The women friends Inform that they have Minuted Elisabeth

Russell wife of Isaac Russell under friends Care, which this

 

Meeting Concurs with;

Zeph. Anthony

& Wife paper

accepted

Zephaniah Anthony and his wife have Given in a Paper to this

Meeting Signifying their Sorrow for their falling into the

Sin of fornication, which hath lain on file for Some Months

 

and now friends being fully Satisfied, do Accept of Sd Paper

 

Provided they Cause it to be read at the Close of a first

 

day Meeting for Worship, between this and the next Month=

 

=ly Meeting they being present, and also Return Said Paper

 

to the next Monthly Meetings –

Testimony

of E. Gidley

This Meeting hath Given forth a Testimony Concerning

Our Well Esteemed friend Elizabeth Gidley deceased

 

which was Signed in this Meeting by a Number of friends

 

2d month

1767

At a Monthly Meeting of friends held in Dartmouth

the 16th of the 2d month 1767 The Representatives are Paul

 

Russell and William Anthony ju: present,

James Allen

denied

This Meeting hath Signed a Paper of denial against James

Allen Son of Francis Allen for Fornication, and the Clerk

 

is order’d to read Sd Paper at the Close of a first days Mee=

 

=ting for worship, between this and the next Monthly Meeting

 

and Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting;

Shadrich

Dennis

Case

The friends Appointed to Inquire into the Conversation of

Shadrach Dennis, and to Confer with him on his Request

to Come under friends Care not being able to Make a Satisfac=

 

=tory Report, therefore they are Still Continued in the Same

 

Service, and to Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting

Certificate

for John

Sisson

This Meeting hath Signed a Removal Certificate for John

Sisson to the Monthly Meeting of Oblong; – –

Z. Anthony

paper read

Zephaniah Anthony’s and his wife’s Paper hath been read

According to the Appointment of last Monthly Meeting

Z. & W.

Anthony’s

Confession

And is as followeth; (viz)

To the Monthly Meeting of friends held in Dartmouth

Esteemed friends, ––

 

These are to Inform that we were Educated and

 

Married Amongst friends, But we Acknowledge that we

 

have fallen into the Sin of Fornication, as Appears evident

 

by the Birth of our Child, the which Sin we do Condemn and

 

are Sorrowful for, But we hope the Almighty will forgive

 

us, and we desire friends would so far pass it by as to Suffer

 

us Still to Remain under your Care

 

Given under our Hands the 18th of the 8th

 

Month 1766 – –

Zephaniah Anthony

     

Waite Anthony

Leml Smith

paper accep =ted

Whereas Lemuel Sisson Smith hath Given in a Paper

to this Meeting Some Months ago, and not accepted by

 

Reason of his Absence, Therefore this Meeting being

 

Satisfied do accept of Sd Paper, Provided that he Cause

 

it to be Read at the Close of a first day Meeting for

 

worship between this and the next Monthly Meeting

 

he being present, and Return Sd Paper to the Clerk –

Miniuts

to be revised

This Meeting doth Appoint Peleg Smith, Humphry Smith,

Samuel Smith, William Anthony jur & Job Russell to

 

Peruse the Monthly Meetings Minutes, to See what part

 

they Shall think Proper to be put on Record and make

 

Report to the next Monthly Meeting

Edith Wing’s

Paper Accept.

Edith Wing hath Given in a Paper to this Meeting Condeming

her falling into the Sin of fornication, which this Meeting doth

 

Accept with the Provisal that She Cause Sd Paper to be read

 

at the Close of a first day Meeting for worship She being

 

present, and Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting

 

and Return the Paper to the Clerk – –

To Settle with

Treasurer

William Sanford & Jonathan Hussey are Appointed to ad=

=just Accounts with the Treasurer & Report to the next Monthly Meeting

Overseers

This Meeting doth Appoint John Potter, Prince Allen &

 

Joseph Gifford overseers of the Poor for one year – –

A. Hathaway

Certificate

This Meeting hath Signed a Removal Certificate for

Abigail Hathaway to the Monthly Meeting of Sandwich

 

3d month

1767

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 16th of

the 3d Month 1767, the Representatives are Daniel Cornel

 

and Samuel Smith Present,

Tho Akin’s

proposal

of marriage

Thomas Akin and Rebecca Russell Declar’d their Inten=

=tions of Marriage and were desired to wait until the next

Monthly Meeting for their Answer, and Thomas Hicks jur and

 

Samuel Smith are Appointed to Inquire into the young man’s

 

Clearness Respecting Marriage and Conversation and Make

 

Report to the next Monthly Meeting – –

 

James Allen’s Paper of denial hath been Read Accor=

 

=ding to the Appointment of last Monthly Meeting – –

 

and is as followeth – –

James

Allen

disowned

Whereas James Allen Son of Francis Allen & Rebecca

his Wife deceased, having been Under the Care of this Meeting

yet he has So far Gone astray from our Profession as to fall into

 

the Reproachful Sin of Fornication and Friends having Repeated

 

their Labour of Love with him in order for his Recovery, but our

 

Labour of Love, not obtaining the desired Effect to the Satis=

 

=faction of this Meeting, Therefore we being desirous that the

 

Truth of our Holy Profession May be Preferred from the Reproach

 

of Such Enormities do Give this forth a Pubclick Testimony

 

against him, disowning the Sd James from being one of our

 

Society, and from being under our Care, Yet Sincerely desiring

 

if it be Consistent with Divine Pleasure that he May yet

 

find a place of Repentance, & by an Unfeigned Repentance

 

acknowledgement of the Error of his way Return to the

 

way of Truth – –

 

Given forth and Signed in and on behalf of our Monthly

 

Meeting held in Dartmouth on the 16th day of the 2d month

 

1767 By

     

Job Russell Clerk

Shadrich

Dennis

Case

The friends Appointed to Inquire into the life & Conversation of

Shadrac Dennis, and also to take an Opportunity of Conference

on his Request to Come under friends Care not being able to make

 

a Satisfactory Report, therefore the Case is Refer’d under

 

their Care until the next Monthly Meeting and then to Make

 

Report,

 

Lemuel Smith’s Paper hath been Read According to the App=

 

=ointment of last Monthly Meeting, and is as follows

Lemvuel

Smith’s

Confession

To the Monthly Meeting of Friends to be held in Dartmouth

on the 21 of ye 4th month 1766 – –

Loving Friends, whereas I through the Insinuation of the Evil

 

one, I have fallen into the Sin of Fornication, for which Evil

 

Action I Can Truly Say I am Sincerely Sorry for, and pray that

 

God may forgive me and all my others Sins, and that you would

 

pass it by So as to let me Remain under you Care for I have a

 

Great Value for Friends, So no more at present but I Remain

 

your well Wishing Friend

     

Lemuel Smith

Miniutes

to be recorded

The Committee Appointed to peruse the Monthly Meetings

Minutes Report that they have perused Sd Minutes and left

 

them with Samuel Smith to Record – –

 

Edith Wing’s paper hath been Read According to the Appoin=

 

=tment of last Monthly Meeting and is as follows—

E. Wing’s

Confession

To the Monthly Meeting of friends to be holden at Dartmouth

the 16th day of the 2 Month 1767 – –

 

Well Esteemed friends, these May Inform altho’ I have had my

 

Education among friends, yet through unwatchfulness I have

 

fallen into the Sin of Fornication, which is S Known by my

 

having a Child So Soon after Marriage which Sin I Condemn

 

and am very Sorry for and pray God to forgive me and friends pass

 

it by So far as to let me Remain under their Care

Settled with

Treasurer

The friends Appointed to Adjust accompts

}       Edith Wing

with the Treasurer, Report that there is

 

Remaining in the Treasury 7s – 7d old Tener – –

Ann Gifford

[?] to

Sandwich

Anna Gifford Informs this Meeting that She hath a Con=

=cern on her Mind to Visit Sandwich Quarterly Meeting, which

this Meeting Concurs with – –

Order to pay

Antipas

Hathway

Antipas Hathway hath Sent an Accompt for Mending

our Meeting House windows to the Amount of ₤0 –1s –6 ½ d Lawful

Money which this Meeting orders the Treasurer to pay, and

 

also to pay the overseers of the poor ₤3–6s–6d old Tener

 

This Meeting hath Collected ₤7–18s–3d old tener

Complaint

against

Thos Wilcox

The Overseers Inform This Meeting that Thomas Wilcox hath

Married out of the unity of friends, for which they have Labour’d

with him and he declines to Make friends Satisfaction therefore

 

Job Case and Daniel Russell are Appointed to Labour further

 

with him and Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting

Complaint

against

Holder

Slocum

The Overseers Inform that Holder Slocum hath been in the prac=

=tice of Gaming for which they have Laboured with him and he

declines to Make friends Satisfaction therefore Abraham

Tucker & Joseph Tucker are Appointed to Labour with Sd Slocum

 

and Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting –

Answers to

Queries &

Epistle

Sent

The Queries have have been read and Answer’d in this Meeting

and this Meeting hath Signed an Epistle to the Quarterly Meeting

which is Sent up to the Quarterly Meeting by the Representatives

with the Answers to the Queries – –

Representa=

=tives

Humphry Smith, Samuel Smith and William Mosher are

Appointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting and they to make

 

Report to the next Monthly Meeting

 

4th mo:

1767

At a Monthly Meeting held at Dartmouth the 20th of the

4th month 1767 – –

 

The Representatives are Thomas Hicks 2d and Samuel Smith present –

 

The friends Appointed to Inquire into Thomas Akin’s Clearness

 

Report that upon Inquiry they find nothing to hinder his

 

proceeding in Marriage – –

Tho Akin’s

answer

Thomas Akin and Rebecca Russell Appeared for their Answer

which was that they Might proceed to take Each other in

 

Marriage in Some Convenient time between this and the

 

next Monthly Meeting Advising with the overseers for that

 

purpose, and Humphry Smith and Thomas Hicks are appointed

 

to See their Marriage Consumated in Good order and make

 

Report to the next Monthly Meeting – –

Tim Russell

proposal

of marriage

Timothy Russell and Hanna Briggs declar’d their Inten=

tion of Marriage and were desired to wait till the next

Monthly Meeting for their Answer and Humphry Smith and

 

Jonathan Hussey are Appointed to Inspect into Timothy’s Clear=

 

=ness Respecting Marriage and Conversation and also they

 

are Appointed to See that the widow’s Estate be Settled So that [her]

 

Children be not Ronged by her Marriage and make Report

 

to the next Monthly Meeting – –

 

The friends Appointed to Inquire into the Conversation of Shadriac

S. Dennis

Accepted

Dennis Make a Satisfactory Report therefore this meeting

minutes him under friends Care – –

 

The overseers for the poor Report

 

The Treasurer Reports that he has paid the overseers of the

 

poor According to the Appointment of last Monthly Meeting

 

The friends Appointed to treat with Thomas Wilcox not Making

 

a Satisfactory Report they are still Continued in the Same

 

Service and to make Report to the next Monthly Meeting,

Holder

Slocum’s

case

The friends Appointed to Treat with Holder Slocum Report that they

have not discharged themselves in that Respect, therefore they

are Still Continued in the Same Service and to make Report

 

to the next Monthly Meeting; – –

Reprent.

for Qrt.

Meeting

The Representatives to the Quarterly Meeting Report that

they all attended Except Wm Mosher, and he sent an Excuse which

was Accepted, and they produced an Epistle from the same which

 

hath been Read and well Accepted

[Report] of

Meetings

in Allen’s

Neck

The friends Appointed overseers of the Meeting held in Allen’s

Neck Report that they have attended According to Appoint=

=ment and Saw nothing but that it was Carried on in Good order


5th mo:

1767

At a Monthly Meeting held at Dartmouth the 18th of the 5th

month 1767 the Representatives are Caleb Russell & Daniel Russell

 

both present;

 

Humphry Smith & Jonathan Hussey Make Report that they have made

 

Inquiry into Timothy Russell’s Clearness Respecting Marriage and Con=

 

=versation, and do not find anything to hinder his proceeding in Mar=

 

=riage, and they also Report that the widow’s Estate is Settled

 

Acgreeable to Good order

Tim Russell

Answer

Timothy Russell and Hannah Briggs Appeared for their Answer

which was that they might proceed to take Each other in Marriage

 

in Some Convenient time between this and the next Monthly

 

Meeting, Advising with the oversers for that purpose, and Humphry

 

Smith and Jonathan Hussey are Appointed to See their Marriage

 

Consumated in Good order and Make Report to the next Monthly

 

Meeting – –

Report of

Tho Akin’s

Marriage

The friends Appointed to See Thomas Atkin’s and Rebecca Russell’s

Marriage Consumated Make Report that they attended the

Sd Marriage which was Accomplished in Good Order

Thomas

Wilcox

Case

The friends Appointed to treat with Thomas Wilcox Report that

they have not had a Convenient Opportunity to discharge themselves

therefore they are Still Continued in the Same Service until Opportunity

 

affords and then to make Report

P. Sisson

denied

The women friends Inform that they have denied Phebe Sisson

Daughter of Joseph Barker for Marrying out of the Unity

 

of friends which this Meeting Concurs with – –

Phebe

Allen’s

paper

accepted

Phebe Allen hath Given in a Paper to this Meeting Condemning

her falling into the Sin of Fornication which this Meeting

Accepts Provided She Cause said paper to be Read publickly

at the Close of a first day meeting for worship between this &

 

the next Monthly Meeting She being present and Make

 

Return of Sd paper to Sd Meeting

Holder

Slocum’s

Case

The friends Appointed to treat with Holder Slocum Report

that he declines to Condemn his offence to Satisfaction therefore

his Case is Refer’d under the Same Care as heretofore and they

 

to Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting

B. Taber

Requested

a

Certificate

Benjamin Taber Requests a Certificate to the Monthly Meeting

of Nantucket, Certifying his Clearness Respecting Marriage &

Conversation therefore Joseph Gifford and Joseph Russell are

Appointed to Make proper Inquiry and to draw one for him

 

if they think proper and bring it to the next Monthly Meeting

R. Russell’s

affair

Whereas Rose Russell hath Removed out of the verge of Coak=

=set Monthly Meeting where this Meeting Apprehends She

 

belongs, and makes Application for assistance, therefore

 

Joseph Tucker & Humphry Smith are Appointed to Inform

 

Coakset Meeting that this Meeting desires them to take Care

 

of her and Sd Comtee to make Report to the next Monthly

 

Meetings

 

6th mo:

1767

At a Monthly Meeting met the 15th of the 6th mo: 1767

The Representatives are Daniel Russell and John Williams present; – –

 

The yearly Meeting being now in being, for which Reason

 

This Meeting Adjourns to the 22d Instant,

 

At a Monthly Meeting Met and held by Adjournment

 

the 22d of the 6th mo: 1767

 

The Representatives being Called and both presen

Timothy

Russell

Marriage

Humphry Smith and Jonathan Hussey Report that they attended

the Marriage of Timothy Russell and Hannah Briggs which was

Consumated in Good Order – –

 

Phebe Allen’s Paper hath been read According to the Appoint=

 

=ment of last Monthly Meeting and is as follows – –

P. Allen’s

Confession

To the Monthly Meeting of friends to be held in Dartmouth the

20th day of the 4th month 1767 – –

 

dear Friends

 

I through unwatchfulness have fallen into the Sin of Fornica=

 

=tion which Appears by my having a Child So Soon after Mar=

 

=riage, for which I am heartily Sorry and do Condemn, hoping

 

that God will forgive me and friends pass it by so far as to let

 

me Remain under their Care.  Phebe Allen – –

H. Slocum

Case

The Case of Holder Slocum is Refer’d under the Same Care as heretofore

B. Taber

Certificate

This Meeting hath Signed a Certificate for Benja Taber to the Monthly

Meeting of Nantucket Certifying his Clearness Respecting Marriage

 

and Conversation – –

Rose Rus=

=sell Case

The friends Appointed to Treat with Coakset Monthly Meeting on

behalf of Rose Russell Report that they have not had an opportunity

 

Conveniently to discharge themselves, therefore they are still

 

Continued in the Same Service and to make Report to the next

 

Monthly Meeting;

A. Hathway

is paid

The Treasurer has paid Antipas Hathaway 11 / 8d old tener

Queries

Answer’d

The Queries have been Read and Answer’d in this Meeting,

Represen

tatives

Peleg Smith, Humphry Smith, Joseph Tucker, Samuel Smith

Caleb Russell are appointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting

 

and to present the Answers to the Queries with the Epistle to the

 

Same, which hath been Signed in this Meetings – –

 

This Meeting Collected ₤8 – 7s – 3d old Tenner – –

Tim. Russell

is paid

The Treasurer has paid Timothy Russell five dollars for

keeping the Meeting House half a year

 

7th mo:

1767

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 20th of the 7th

month 1767, Called Joseph Smith & Jonathan Hussey present

Clerk for this day

William Anthony jur Chosen Clerk for this day, – –

Hol. Slocum

Case

The Case of Holder Slocum is Refer’d to the next Monthly Mee=

=ting under the Same Case as heretofore, and he is desired to attend

 

Meetings more diligently for the future; – –

To Treat

with Coak=

=set Meeting

The friends Appointed to Treat with Coakset Monthly Meeting

Report that they have not discharged their Trust by reason of one

of Sd friends being unwell therefore ‘tis Refer’d Still under [their care]

Report from

Quar: meeting

the friends Appointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting Report

that they all attended but Humphry Smith and he Sent an

 

Excuse which was Accepted – –

Epistles

Received

This Meeting Received an Epistle from the yearly Meeting of

London which was read in this Meeting, and the Good and

 

wholsome advice therein Recommended to friends Observation

 

also Received an Epistle of the yearly meeting of Rhod Island

 

also one from the Quarterly Meeting which were read in this

 

Meeting and Kindly accepted;

 

8th mov:

1767

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 17th of the

8th Month 1767

 

The Representatives are Caleb Russell & Samuel Smith

 

both present, – –

R. Wilbor

Received

The women friends Inform that they have minuted Rachel

Wilbor [Wilbur] under their Care which this meeting Concurs with,

Holder Slocum

paper

accepted

Holder Slocum hath Given in a Paper to this Meeting

Condemning his being in the Practice of Gaming, which this

Meeting Accepts Provided the Cause Sd paper to be read

 

Publickly at the Close of a first day meeting for worship be=

 

=tween this and the next monthly meeting he being present

 

and Return Sd Paper to the next monthly Meeting – –

Rose Russell

case

The Comittee Appointed to Treat with Coakset Monthly Mee=

=ting on the Account of Rose Russell Report that they [have]

 

discharged their Trust in that Case, and Coakset Meeting hath

 

promised to Give this Meeting an Answer as soon as they

 

Can Conveniently

Eunice

Kirby

accpt.

The women friends Inform that they have accepted: of Eunice

Kirby’s Acknowledgement for Marrying out of the Unity of friends

which this Meeting Concurs with

 

9th mo:

1767

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 21 of ye 9th month

1767 The Representatives are Wm Sanford and Daniel Cornel[Cornell] present

David

Anthony

proposal of

marriage

David Anthony and Judith Hicks declared their Intentions of

Marriage and were desired to wait till the next Monthly Mee=

=ting for their Answer, and George Smith and Benja Howland

are Appointed to Inquire into the young Man’s Clearness Respect=

 

=ing Marriage & Conversation and Make Report to the next Month=

 

=ly Meeting Holder Slocum’s Paper hath been read According to

 

the Appointment of last Monthly Meeting, and here follows

H. Slocum’s

Paper

To the Monthly Meeting of Friends next to be held in Dartmo

on the 20th of the 7th mo: 1767 – –

 

Esteemed friends, Whereas I through unwatchfulness and by

 

Keeping Unnecessary Company have fallen into the bad Prac=

 

=tice of Gaming, which I am heartily Sorry for and do Condemn

 

hoping God will forgive me, and I desire friends would pass

 

it by So far as to let me Remain under their Care, hoping

 

I shall walk More Agreeable for the time to come

     

Holder Slocum

Answer

from Coakset

Concerning

Rose Russ

[ell]not

accepted

Whereas this Meeting hath Received an Answer from Coakset

Monthly Meeting Respecting Rose Russell, which this Meeting

Apprehends is too Short and not to Satisfaction, therefore Joseph

Gifford William Anthony ju: & Samuel Smith are Appointed to

Make Sufficient Inquiry to know whether Said Rose Russell

properly belongs to Coakset Meeting or not, and if upon Inquiry

 

they her think her to belong to Coakset, to Inform them that this

 

Meeting desires them to Appoint a Committee to Confer with them

 

on the Case and Make a final Settlement between the two Meetings

 

and if they Cannot Agree to a Settlement, then for the two Comttees

 

to Chuse friends to Settle the Case belonging to Some other Monthly Meeting

Overseers

appointed

This Meeting doth Appoint Daniel Cornel[Cornell], Luke Hart,

Paul Russell, Benja Howland 2d William Anthony ju: Samuel

 

Smith Overseers for the year Ensuing – –

Conclude

to repair

the meeting

house

This Meeting hath Come to a Conclusion to Repair our Meeting

House, therefore George Smith, Daniel Russell, & Timothy

Russell are Appointed to Consider what they shall think Ne=

=cessary to be done and also to Imploy Some body to do Said

 

business and Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting

Answers

to Queries

and

Epistle

sent by

Represen=

=tatives

The Queries have been read & Answer’d in this Meeting

and we have Signed an Epistle and Sent it up to the Quar=

=terly Meeting by the Representatives who are as follows

Peleg Smith Abraham Tucker, Nicholas Howland, Benja

Howland 2d who are Appointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting

and present the Epistle with the Answers to the Queries and to

Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting

 

10th mo:

1767

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 19th of the

10th Month 1767 The Representatives are David Smith

 

and Jonathan Hussey present – –

 

The friends Appointed to Inspect into the Clearness of David

 

Anthony’s Report that they have Made Inquiry and find nothing

 

to hinder his Proceeding in Marriage – –

David

Anthony

answer

David Anthony and Judith Hicks Appear’d for their Answer

which was that they Might proceed to take Each other in Mar=

=riage in Some Convenient time between this and the next

 

Monthly Meeting Advising with the overseers for that purpose

 

and George Smith and Benja Howland are Appointed to

 

See their Marriage Consumated in Good Order, and Make

 

Report to the next Monthly Meeting

Shadach

Dennis

proposal

to marriage

Shadrac Dennis and Abial Hussey declared their Inten=

=tions of Marriage and were desired to wait till the next

Monthly Meeting for their Answer and Wm Sanford and David

Smith are Appointed to Inquire into the young man’s Clearness

 

Respecting Marriage & Conversation and Make Report to the

 

next Monthly Meeting

Repairing

Meeting

House

The Comittee Appointed to Repair our Meeting House Report

that they are on their way to accomplish Sd business therefore

they are desired to do it as soon as may be and make Report to

 

the next Monthly Meeting; – –

Report from

Quarly

Meeting

The friends Appointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting Report

that they all attended Agreeable to Appointment and have

Produced an Epistle from the Same which hath been read and

 

Kindly Accepted – –

B. Chase

desires a

Certificate

Benja Chase Requests a Certificate to the Monthly Meeting of

Swanzey Certifying his Clearness Respecting Marriage & Conversa=

=tion therefore Paul Russell Russell and Luke Hart are Ap=

 

=pointed to make proper Inquiry and draw a Certificate for him

 

if they think Proper and Make Report to the next Monthly

 

Meeting

Rotche’s

Certif.

Whereas Joseph Rotch hath Resided Among us for a Considera=

=ble time & Agreeable to Good order hath Produced a few lines

 

by way of Certificate from the Monthly Meeting of Nantucket

 

Signifying his being a friend in Unity Among them which this

 

Meeting Accepts:5 – –

Overseers

for yearly

Meeting

Daniel Russell, Timothy Russell, Jonathan Hussey, Thomas

Hicks Jur David Smith are Appointed to have the Oversight of

the Galleries and other Seats to Endeavour to prevent any

 

Indecency that may happen at our yearly Meeting, and to

 

Make Report to the next Monthly Meetings; – –

Complaint

against

Henry Russell

Henry Russell hath Married out of the Unity of friends and

hath been Labour’d with by the Overseers, and he declines

to Condemn his offence to Satisfaction, Therefore Jonathan

 

Hussey and Barzillai Tucker are Appointed to Treat far=

 

ther with him and Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting

 

11th mo:

1767

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 16th 11th Mon: 1767

The Representatives are William Sanford and Jonathan Hussey

 

both present – –

 

The friends Appointed to Inquire into Shadrac Dennises Clearness

 

Report that they have Made Inquiry and find nothing to hinder

 

his proceeding in Marriage –

Sha: Dennis

answer

Shadric Dennis and Abial Hussey Appeared for their

Answer which was that they Might proceed to take each

 

other in Marriage in Some Convenient time between this

 

and the next Monthly Meeting Advising with the overseers

 

for that purpose, and William Sanford and David Smith are

 

appointed to See their Marriage Consumated in Good order &

 

Make Report to the Next Monthly Meeting

Report of

David

Anthony’s

Marriage

The friends Appointed to See David Anthony and Judith Hicks

Marriage Consumated in Good order Report that they attended

the Marriage, which was Accomplished in Good order – –

Bill for

repairing

meeting

house

The friends Appointed to Repair our Meeting House Report that they

have Repared Sd House Agreeable to Appointment, and have

brought in their Bill which is two pounds Lawful Money

Certifiate for

B. Chase

This Meeting hath Signed a Certificate for Benja Chase to the

Monthly Meeting of Swanzey, Certifying his Clearness Respec=

 

=ting Marriage and Conversation;

Wm

Hunt &

T.Thorn=

brough’s

Visit

Our friends William Hunt and Thos Thornbrough have Visited

this Meeting with their Certificates from the Monthly Meeting

held at New-garden in Rowan Country North Carolina dated

the 25th 4th month 1767 which have been Read to Good Satisfac=

=tion and their Visit Kindly accepted6

Henry

Russell’s

case

The friends Appointed to Treat with Henry Russell for Mar=

=rying out of the Unity of friends Report that they Labour’d with

him, and he Neglects to Make friends Satisfaction for his offence

 

Therefore this Meeting being Tender of him do Refer the Matter under

 

the Care of Peleg Smith & he to Treat with him as he shall find

 

freedom and Report to the next Monthly Meeting

Report of

Overseers of

Yearly Meeting

The Committee Appointed to have the oversight of the people that

they behave orderly at our yearly Meeting Report that they all

attended According to Appointment and Saw nothing but what

 

was tolerable orderly – –

Meeting in

Allen’s Neck

Granted

The friends living in Allen’s Neck Request Liberty to hold a Meeting

there four Months from now on first days Excepting the day preceding

the Monthly Meeting in Each Month which this Meeting Grants

 

and do Appoint Daniel Cornel[Cornell]and Philip Allen and Prince Allen

 

to have the oversight of the Same and they to Make Report to

 

the Monthly Meeting at the Expiration of Sd 4 Months – –

 

This Meeting Adjorns to the 23d Instant at the 11th hour in ye fore noon

Certificates

to be [?]

ted for our

Esteemed

Visiting

Friends

This Meeting being Mett according to Adjournment this 23rd of 11th mo: 1767

The Representatives being Called Jonathan Hussey present

Whereas William Hunt and Thos Hornbrough from Newgarden in North

Carolina, and Aaron Veal from the Nine partners, have Visited Sever’l

Meetings in these parts and being About to Return Home, This Meeting

finds freedom to Give Each of them a Certificate, therefore Abraham Tucker,

 

Jonathan Hussey and David Smith are Appointed to draw them and bring them

adjourn

to the Adjournment of this Meeting,

mett

This Meeting Adjourns to the 25th Instant after the Meeting of Worship

 

This Meeting being Mett by Adjournment the 25th of the 11th month 1767

 

the Representatives being Called Jonathan Hussey present

Complaint

against

Hum. Smith&

Hol. Slocum

The Overseers Inform this Meeting that Humphry Smith (son of Humphry)

and Holder Slocum have been Concerned in Horse Racing, and that

said Slocum has lately been in the practice of Gaming, for which

the Overseers have Labour’d with them but they decline to make friends

 

Satisfaction therefore Jonathan Hussey Thomas Hicks 2d Barzillai Tuc=

 

=ker and David Smith are appointed to Treat with them and also to advise them to

 

be More frequent in attending Meetings.

Certificates

for Visiting

friends

This Meeting hath Signed Three Certificates, One for Wm Hunt, one

for Thomas Thornbrough and one for Aaron Veal, (The overseers Inform that

Complaint against

D. Russell

Daniel Russell hath Suffered too much Liberty in his tavern, which tend to bring

reproach on Truth, there

 

fore Joseph Tucker & Abraham Tucker are appointed to Labour with him, &

 

make Report next Monthly Meeting

12 mo:

1767

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth ye 21 of the 12 Month 1767


 

The Representatives are William Anthony jur and Samuel Smith

 

both present,

Shadrch

Dennis

Marriage

William Sanford and David Smith Report that they attended the

Marriage of Shadrach Dennis and Abial Hussey According to

Appointment which was Consumated in Good order – –

Henry Russell

Case

Peleg Smith Reports that he Spoke with Henry Russell Concerning his

disorderly Marriage, and he desires friends to wait a while Longer

 

with him, therefore his Case is Refer’d to the next Monthly Meeting

 

under the Care of Thomas Hicks 2d

The Case of

Hum. Smith

Son of Hum.

and

Holder Slocum

The friends Appointed to Treat with Humphry Smith (son of Humphry)

and Holder Slocum, Report that they have Laboured with them

and that Humphry Smith desires friends friends to wait a while longer

with him therefore his Case is Refer’d to the next Monthly Meeting, they also

Report that Holder Slocum declines to make friends Satisfaction and doth

 

not desire friends to wait any Longer on him, therefore this Meeting

 

doth Conclude to deny him and do Appoint Daniel Cornel[Cornell], Samel

 

Smith and Wm Anthony jur to draw a Paper of Denial Against

 

him and to Inform him of the Conclusion of this Meeting and bring Sd

 

Paper to the next Monthly Meeting – –

advise of

friends is that

Dan. Russell

to forbear

Selling

Spirituous

Liquors

The Friends Appointed to Labour with Daniel Russell for

allowing too Much Liberty in his Tavern Report that they have

discharged themselves in that Respect, and it is the Sense and

Judgment of this Meeting that he throw up Selling Spirituous Liquor – –

This Meeting hath Collected ₤8 – 10S – 8D old Tener – –

adjourn

This Meeting Adjourns to the 28th day of this Instant at the 11th Hour

 

in the fore noon

mett

This Meeting being met by Adjournment this 28th of ye 12th month

 

1767, The Representatives being Called Wm Anthony jur

 

and Samuel Smith present

 

This Meeting Adjourns to Tomorrow after the Meeting of worship

 

This Meeting being Met by Adjournment the 29th of the 12th month 1767

 

The Representatives being Called Wm Anthony jur and Samuel Smith

 

Both present – –

 

The Queries have been read and Answer’d in this Meeting, and the

Answers with

the Epistle

to be sent

up by

Representa

tives

Answers order’d to be Sent up to the Quarterly Meeting by the Repre=

=sentatives with the Epistle which hath been read And Signed in this

Meeting, Caleb Russell, Benja Howland the 2d & Nicolas Howland

are Appointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting and make Report

to the next Monthly Meeting – –

This Meeting hath Collected ₤9 – 17s – 6d old Tennor – –

 

This Meeting Adjourns to the first fourth day in next Month after

 

the Meeting of worship – –

 

This Meeting being Met by Adjournment the 6th of the first month 1768

 

The Representatives being Called both present,

 

The Overseers of the poor hath brought an Accompt to this Meeting

a debt to

pay for

Ste. Wilcox

for doing for Stephen Wilcox which is ₤3 – 10s – 0d Old Tener which this

David Briggs; which he Saith he hath paid Accordingly – –

Jon Williams

and wife

desires a

Certificate

John Williams and his wife Requests a Removal Certificate

to the Monthly Meeting of Sandwich, therefore Joseph Tucker and

Paul Russell are Appointed to make proper Inquiry and Join with

the womens Committee Appointed for the Same purpose and draw a

 

Certificate for them if they think proper and bring it to the next

 

Monthly Meeting

Geo. Smith’s

paper accepted

George Smith ju: hath Given in a Paper to this Meeting Signifying

his falling into the Sin of Fornication and Condemning the Evil [?][there]

 

of which this Meeting Accepts, Provided he Cause Sd paper to be

 

Read at the Close of a first day Meeting for worship between this

 

and the next Monthly Meeting he being present and Make Return

 

of Said paper to the next Monthly Meeting

first mo:

1768

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 18th of the first


 

Month 1768 The Representatives are Thos Hicks 2d and Barzillai

 

Tucker present – –

Henry Russell

Case

Thos Hicks 2d Reports that he hath Spoke with Henry Russell and that

he desired longer time to Endeavour to Make friends Satisfaction

 

therefore his Case is Refer’d under the Same Care as heretofore – –

Case of

Hum. Smith

The Case Concerning Humphry Smith Son of Humphry is Refer’d under the

Care of Samuel Smith, and he to Make Report as Soon as oppertunity

 

will Afford – –

Hold. Slocum

This Meeting hath Signed a paper of Denial Against Holder Slocum

 

and Wm Anthony jur is Appointed to Read Sd Paper at the End of a

 

first day Meeting for worship between this and the next Monthly Mee=

 

=ting, and Return Sd Paper to Sd Meeting – –

J. Craw’s

paper accepted

John Craw hath Given in a Paper to this Meeting Condemning his

Marrying out of the Unity of friends which this Meeting Accepts,

Report from

Quarterly

Meeting

The friends Appointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting Report that

they all attended According to appointment and have Produced an

Epistle from the Same which hath been Read & Kindly Accepted,

John Williams

Case

The friends Appointed to draft a Certificate for John Williams [?]

Report that all things are not Quite Clear therefore the Same friends

 

are Continued for the Same Service and to Make Report to the next Month=

 

=ly Meeting – –

 

George Smith jur his Paper hath been Read According to order of

 

last Monthly Meeting & Return’d to this Meeting, which is as follows

 

To the Monthly Meeting of Dartmouth

G. Smith ju:

Confession

Whereas I George Smith jur having been Educated Among friends but

through unwatchfulness So far Gave way to the Enemy as to fall into the

 

Sin of Fornication which Appears by my wife having a Child So Soon

 

After Marriage, Now these are to Testefy to all whom it may

 

Concern, that I am heartily Sorry for the Above said Evil, and do

 

Condemn the Same, with all other My outgoings, hoping God will

 

forgive me my offences and Receive me into favour, and I desire

 

friends So far to pass them by as to let me Remain under their Care

 

Given forth this 10th day of ye 11th month 1767 by your friend

     

George Smith jur

Step. Wilcox

Case

The friends Appointed Some time past to have the Care of Stephen Wilcox’s

Affairs Respecting his discharging his debts, Make Report that he has

 

not discharged them all yet, and this Meeting thinks proper to discharge

 

Daniel Russell he being one of the Comtee, and to Appoint Joseph Gifford

 

and Paul Russell to join the afore Sd Committee to have the whole over=

 

=sight of Stephen Willcox’s aforementioned Circumstances

 

2d mo:

1768

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 15th of the 2d month

1768. The Representatives are Wm Anthony jur and Samuel Smith

 

both present , – –

Daniel

Ricketson

proposal of

marriage

Daniel Ricketson and Rebecca Russell declared their In=

=tentions of Marriage and were desired to wait till the next Monthly

Meeting for their Answer, and Daniel Cornel[Cornell] and Thos Hicks 2d

are Appointed to Inquire into the Young Man’s Clearness Respecting

 

Marriage and Conversation and Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting

H. Russell

disown’d

Whereas Henry Russell hath Married out of the Unity of friends, and

friends having discharged themselves in Labouring with him, and

 

he disregarding their Labour, therefore for the Clearing of Truth this

 

Meeting do deny the Said Henry Russell from being under the Care

 

of this Meeting

 

William Anthony jur Reports that he hath Read Holder Slocum’s

 

Paper of denial according to the Appointment of last Monthly

 

Meeting and has Returned the same to this Meeting, which is a follows

H. Slocum’s

denial

Whereas Holder Slocum the Son of Holder Slocum deceased

and Rebecca his wife, having been under the Care of this Meeting

 

Yet through unwatchfulness and disregarding the Testimony of

 

Truth, has So far Deviated from our Religious Profession as to

 

be found in the practice of Gaming, and in Supporting of

 

Horseracing, and also in the Neglect of that Indispensable

 

duty of attending Religious Meetings of Divine worship, And friends

 

having Repeatedly Labour’d with him in Love in order to Shew unto

 

him his Errors and Reclaim him from his outgoings, But he Continu=

 

=ing Obstinate, and not adhering to our tender advice and Council,

 

Therefore for the preservation of the precious Truth and Friends from the

 

Reproach thereof this Meeting is Concerned to Give this forth as a Testi=

 

=mony Against him, Hereby Publicly disowning him the Sd Holder

 

Slocum from being one of our Religious Community and from under the

 

Care of this Meeting, Yet Sincerely desiring (if it be Consistant with

 

Divine pleasure) that he may yet Return from the Evil of his ways,

 

and by Sincere Repentance Return to the way of Truth & Salvation.

 

Given forth & Signed in and on behalf of our Monthly Meeting held

 

in Dartmouth the 18th day of the first month A.D. 1768 by

     

Job Russell Clerk

John

Williams

Case

The friends Appointed to draft a Certificate for John Williams & his wife

Report that his affairs are not all settled to Satisfaction, therefore the Case

is Refer’d under the Care of the Sd Committee, and they to make Report

 

to the next Monthly Meeting – –

Chusing

Visitors

refer’d

This Meeting hath Made Trial for a Choice of Visitors, and finding the work

of Great Importance, but no friend finding the weight of that Service laid

on them at present, therefore the Chusing them is Refer’d to the next Monthly

 

Meeting;

Comtee to

Review

Miniuet

Humphry Smith, Benja Howland the 2d Samuel Smith, Caleb Russell

and Job Russell are Appointed to Review the Monthly Meeting’s Minutes

to see what part they Shall think proper to go on Record, and Make Report

 

to the next Monthly Meeting

Overseers

of poor

John Potter, Joseph Gifford and Prince Allen are Appointed Overseers

of the poor for the year Ensuing – –

Rose Rus

sell case

Joseph Tucker & Humphry Smith are Added to the former Committee

Appointed to Confer with Coakset Meeting Respecting Rose Russell

Thomas

Rusell[sic]

paper

Thos Willcox hath Given in a Paper to this Meeting, Condemning his

disorder in Marrying out of the order of friends, which is Refer’d to next

Monthly Meeting under the Care of Job Case and Jonathan Hussey

 

and they to Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting – –

Daniel

Russell

case

This Meeting being Informed that Daniel Russell hath Proceeded

Contrary to the Advice and Judgment of this Meeting in Selling of

Spiritous Liquor, and this Meeting Reconsidering a former Minute

 

Respecting Said Russell and do think it is Rather too Extensive in

 

that part which debars him from Selling Spiritous Liquor by the

 

Large Quantity therefore do Reverse that part of Sd Minute

 

Nevertheless this Meeting Continuing of the Same Judgment in Re=

 

=spect to his Selling Liquor by the small Quantity and do Appoint

 

Prince Allen and Thomas Hicks 2d to Labour with him and

 

make Report to the next Monthly Meeting

 

3d mo:

1768

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 21

of the 3d Month 1768 – The Representatives are Thos

 

Hicks and Barzillai Tucker both present; – –

 

The Friends Appointed to Enquire into Daniel Ricketson’s

 

Clearness Respecting Marriage and Conversation Report

Daniel

Recketson

answer

that they find nothing to hinder their Proceeding in Marriage

Daniel Ricketson and Rebecca Russell Appeared for their

Answer which was that they Might Proceed to take Each

 

other in Marriage in Some Convenient time between this

 

and the next Monthly Meeting and Joseph Gifford and Job

 

Russell are Appointed to See their Marriage Consumated in

 

Good order and Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting

Benj Wing’s

proposal of marriage

Benjamin Wing of Sandwich and Peace Gifford declar’d their

Intention of Marriage and were desired to wait till the

 

next Monthly Meeting for their Answer, The Sd Wing

 

having Produced a Certificate Certifying his Clearness Respecting

 

Marriage & Conversation which is Accepted and also hath Pro=

 

=duced his Parents Consent – –

Chusing

Visitors

omitted

Chusing of Visitors was Refer’d to this Meeting, and no friend

finding the weight of that Service, laid upon them at [present?][present]

Therefore this Meeting thinks fit to Omitt any furder Trial

 

in that Matter – –

Miniutes

perused

The friends Appointed to Peruse the Monthly Meetings Minutes

Report that they have discharged their Trust in that Respect.

Case of

Coakset friends

Respecting

Rose Rus=

=sell

The Committee Appointed to Confer with Coakset Monthly Meeting

Respecting Rose Russell Report that they have had Several Confe=

=rences on that Account, but Could not Come to an Accomidation

without Submitting the Case to Friends of another Monthly Meeting

and have Made Choice of Edward Upton, Philip Chase and

 

William Buffinton whose Judgment is as followeth – –

The Coakset

Judgment

about

Rose Russell

Coakset the 16th of the 3d Month 1768,

To the two Committees of the Monthly Meetings of Dartmouth

We the Subscribers by your Appointment, have heard your

Allegations and Consider’d them weightily, and upon the whole

 

our Judgment is that Ponaganset Meeting be at ye two thirds of

 

the Charge that may Acrue by Rose Russell for the future

 

and Coakset the one third part for the future

     

Edward Upton

     

Philip Chase

     

William Buffinton

Case of

Thomas

Wilcox

The Friends Appointed to Treat with Thomas Wilcox Report

that he desires one Month Longer to Endeavour to Make friends

Satisfaction, Therefore the Case is Refer’d under the Same Care

 

as heretofore and they to Make Report to the Next Monthly Meeting

Report

of meetings

in Allen’s

Neck

The Friends Appointed to oversee the Meeting in Allensneck

Report that they have attended the Meetings According to

appointment which was orderly and to Satisfaction – –

The Queries have been Read & Answer’d in this Meeting, and an

 

Epistle Signed and Sent to the Quarterly Meeting by the Representa=

 

tives who are Caleb Russell, Nicholas Howland and William

 

Barker who are to present the Same and to Make Report to

 

the next Monthly Meeting – –

The Case

of Daniel

Russell

The Friends Appointed to Labour with Daniel Russell

Report that they have Labour’d with him and he declines

to Retract his Proceedings in Selling of Spirituous Liquor

 

And this Meeting having been Informed from time to time

 

of the undue Liberty that Daniel Russell Suffers in

 

his Tavern, which Tends to bring a Reproach on Truth

 

and Friends, his House not being in a fit Place to keep

 

a Tavern in because of the Great Report of Town‘s people

 

Therefore do Appoint, John Potter, Prince Allen and

 

Thomas Hicks 2d, to Labour with him for the Above

 

Sd disorder and to desist from Keeping Tavern and Make

 

Report to the next Monthly Meeting

 

This Meeting hath Collected ₤9 – 9s – 9d Old Tenor,

Case of

John Williams

Refer’d

John Williams and Wife’s Certificate not drafted by the

Same Reason as heretofore which is Refer’d to the next

Monthly Meeting

 

4th mo:

1768

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the

18th of the 4th Month 1768, The Representatives are David

 

Smith and Jonathan Hussey both Present – –

Benj Wings

answer

Benja Wing & Peace Gifford appeared for their Answer

which was that they Might Proceed to take each other in

 

Marriage in Some Convenient time between this & the

 

next Monthly Meeting advising with the overseers for

 

that Purpose, and Joseph Tucker and Joseph Mosher are

 

Appointed to See their Marriage Consumated in Good order

 

and Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting – –

David Allen’s

proposal

of marriage

David Allen and Hannah Ricketson declared their Inten=

=tion of Marriage and were desired to wait until next Month=

=ly Meeting for their Answer, and Caleb Russell & Job Russell

 

are Appointed to Inspect into the young Man’s Clearness Re=

 

=specting Marriage & Conversation and Make Report to the

 

next Monthly Meeting

Daniel

Ricketson’s

marriage

Joseph Gifford and Job Russell Report that they attended the

Marriage of Daniel Ricketson and Rebecca Russell which was

Consumated in Good order – –

ThosWilcox

paper

Thomas Wilcox hath Given in a Paper to this Meeting Condem=

=ning his falling into the Sin of Fornication which is Refer’d to

Report from

Quarterly

Meeting

the next Monthly Meeting under the Same Care as heretofore

The friends Appointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting Report that

they two of them attended According to Appointment & the other

 

Sent a reasonable Excuse which was Exce Accepted, and they have

 

Produced an Epistle from Sd Meeting which hath been read and

 

Kindly accepted – –

[?] of friends

Dan. Russell

The appointed^Appointed to Labour with Daniel Russell Report that he

declines to Make friends Satisfaction, Therefore Joseph Tucker

 

Caleb Russell and Daniel Cornell are Appointed to let him know

 

the Mind of this Meeting that is if he do not make friends Satis=

 

=faction he may Expect to be denied, and they to make Report to

 

the next Monthly Monthly Meeting

Treasurer paid

Tim. Russell

The Treasurer hath paid Timothy Russell the whole of his demand,

on this Meeting, and also Daniel Russell’s demand, which

 

is ₤2 – 2[S?] Lawful Money – –

J. Williams

& wife

Certificate

This Meeting hath Signed a Certificate for John Williams & his

wife to Sandwich Monthly Meeting;


5th mo:

1768

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 16th of the

5th Month 1768, The Representatives are Thomas Hicks & Barzilai

 

Tucker both Present; – –

 

Caleb Russell & Job Russell Report that they have made Suffi=

 

=cient Inquiry into David Allen’s Clearness in Respect to Marriage

 

and Conversation & do not find anything to hinder his Proceeding

 

in Marriage – –

David

Allen’s

proposal

of marri=

=age

David Allen & Hannah Ricketson appeared for their Answer

which was that they Might Proceed to take each other in

Marriage in Some Convenient time between this & the next

Monthly Meeting, advising with the overseers for that purpose

and Caleb Russell and Job Russell are Appointed to See

 

their Marriage Consumated in Good order and Make Report

 

to the next Monthly Meeting

 

Joseph Tucker & Joseph Mosher Report that they attended the

Benj Wing’s

Marriage

Marriage of Benja Wing and Peace Gifford which was Consum=

=ated in Good order – –

Case of

Tho Wilcox

refer’d

The Case of Thos Wilcox is Refered under the Same Care as hereto[heretofore?]

and they to Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting,

The case of

Daniel

Russell

refer’d

The friends Appointed to Enform Daniel Russell of the Sense of

this Meeting Report that they have discharged their Trust in

that Respect, and that he declines to desist from keeping of Tavern

until his year is up that he has taken out Licenses to sell Liquor

 

and also Daniel Russell hath Given in a Paper to this Meeting

 

which is nowise to Satisfaction, Therefore his Case is Refer’d at the

 

Request of his Brother, John Russell, and he to Inform him how his

 

Paper was received, and also to Labour with him as he shold find

 

freedom and Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting,

F. Rotch

his Certi=

=ficate

Red

Francis Rotch, Son of Joseph Rotch hath Removed into the verge

of this Meeting, and hath Produced a Removal Certificate from

the Monthly Meeting of Nantucket which hath been read & Accepted

whereas the Committee Appointed to Give a List of those friends

 

living at the Eastward Side of Quishnet River report that

R. Sowl’s

affair

they have Given in Rachel Sowle to Sandwich Monthly Mee=

=ting which they decline to accept, therefore this Meeting

 

doth Appoint Humphry Smith, Job Russell William Mosher &

 

Prince Allen to join with Sd Comtee to Confer with Sandwich

 

Monthly Meeting on that account, and also to make a final

 

Settlement about the Sd Rachel Sowle in behalf of this Mee=

 

=ting & they to make report to the next monthly Meeting

 

6 mo:

1768

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 20th

of the 6th Month 1768. The Representatives are Caleb

 

Russell & David Smith both present

Barnabas Kirby

& Allen’s

proposal of

marriage

Barnabas Kirby & Elizabeth Allen declared their Intentions

of taking each other in Marriage & were desired to wait till ye

next Monthly Meeting for their Answer and Philip Allen

and Nicolas Howland are Appointed to Inspect into the young

 

Man’s Clearness Respecting Marriage & Conversation & Make

 

Report to the next Monthly Meeting

David

Allen’s

Marriage

Caleb Russell & Job Russell Report that they attended the

Marriage of David Allen & Hannah Ricketson & that it was

Consumated in Good order – –

Case respecting

Thos Wilcox

The friends Appointed to have the Care of Thos Wilcox Respecting

Receiving his paper that he Gave into this Meeting some months

 

past Report that he declines to attend Meetings for Religious

 

Worship therefore this Meeting Cannot find freedom to Accept

 

his paper, and do Appoint Abraham Tucker to Join the former

 

Committee to Labour farther with him for his Several disorders

 

and draw a paper of denial against him if he Gives them no

 

Satisfaction, and bring it to next Monthly Meeting

D. Russell

accepted

Daniel Russell hath Given in a paper to this Meeting Condemning

his former disorder in Indulging too Much Liberty in his Tavern

 

which this Meeting accepts, and it is the desire of this Meeting

 

that he would desist from keeping a Tavern after the year is Expired

 

that he has Engaged for, and it is Recommended that the overseers

 

have a particular Inspection over him in his Conduct Respecting

 

his Tavern.

Case with

Sandwich

respecting

Rachel

Sowle

The Committee Appointed to Treat with Sandwich Monthly

Meeting Respecting Rachel Sowle Report that they have

had a Conference with Said Meeting and that they have Appointd

a Comtee to Confer with them, therefore they are Continued in

in the Same Service and to Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting – –

Visits

of Travel

ling

friends

Our Esteemed friends Thomas Carleton, Aaron Lancaster7 and

Joshua Shearman hath Visited this Meeting with their

Respective Certificates, The first from Chester County in the

Province of Pensylvania bearing date the 12th of the 5th mo: 1768

 

The Second (viz Aaron Lancaster) from the Purchase in the

 

County of westchester in the Province of New York whose Cer=

 

=tificate bears date the 5th month 1768 The first third from

 

the Nine Partners in dutches County in Sd Province of New-

 

-york bearing date the 19th of the 5th Month 1768 – all of

 

which were read in this Meeting and their Visits well accepted

 

The Queries have been read and Answer’d in this Meeting

adjourn

This Meeting Adjourns to our next youth’s Meeting after

 

the Meeting of worship – –

mett

This Meting being met according to Adjournment the

 

first of the 7th month 1768 The Representatives being Called

 

both Present; – –

Friends to attend Quar.

meeting

Joseph Tucker, Caleb Russell, William Anthony and

Humphry Smith are Appointed to Attend the Quarterly

Epistle &

answers to

Queries

sent up

Meeting and Present the Epistle with the Answers to the

Queries which have been read & signed in this Meeting

and they to make Report to the next Monthly Meeting

To Settle

with

Treasurer

William Sanford and Jonathan Hussey are Appointed to

adjust Accounts with the Treasurer and Make Report to the

next Monthly Meeting – –

Order to pay

Jos Tucker

This Meeting orders the Treasurer to pay Joseph Tucker

one dollar that this Meeting borrowed some time past which he has

 

done Accordingly; – –

case of

Hump Smith

son of Hump.

Whereas Humphry Smith Son of Humphry Smith hath been

under dealing sometime past under the Care of Samuel

Smith, who now Informs this Meeting that the Sd Humphry

 

Neglects to Make friends Satisfaction Therefore This Meeting

 

doth Appoint Abraham Tucker & Joseph Tucker to Labour

 

farther with him as they may find freedom and make Report

 

to the next Monthly Meeting

 

This Meeting hath Collected ₤6 – 6s – 9d old Tener

7th mo:

1768

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 18th of


 

the 7th Month 1768, The Representatives are Samuel Smith

 

and Thomas Hicks 2d both Present.

 

The friends Appointed to Inspect into the Clearness of Barnabas

 

Kirby Report that they have made Sufficient Enquiry and find

 

nothing to hinder his Proceeding in Marriage – –

[Barn]Kirby

answer

Barnabas Kirby & Elizabeth Allen Appear’d for their Answer

which was that they Might Proceed to take each other in

 

Marriage in Some Convenient time between this and the

 

next Monthly Meeting Advising with the overseers for that

 

Purpose, And Nicholas Howland & Philip Allen are Appointed

 

to See their Marriage Consumated in Good order and make

 

Report to the next Monthly Meeting

Wm Tripp

proposal

of marriage

William Tripp & Elizabeth Maxfield declared their Intentions

of Marriage & were desired to wait till the next Monthly Mee=

=ting forthar Answer – –

Case of

Thomas

Wilcox

The Committee Appointed to Labour with Thomas Wilcox Report

they have not had a Convenient Oppertunity to Treat with

him, therefore they are Continued in the Same Service and to

 

Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting,

[Report] of

the Comtee

to Treat with

Sandwich

meeting

The Comtee Appointed to Treat with Sandwich Monthly Meeting

Report that they have met with Sandwich Meeting’s Committee

and Could not Settle the Affair, and have Refered the Matter

Till next fall, therefore they are Still Continued in the Same

Service and to Make Report when they have Settled the Affair,

 

The Committee Com Appointed to Adjust Accounts with the Treasurer

Treasury

not Settled

Report they have not done it therefore they are Still Continued

in Sd Service and to make Report to the next Monthly Meeting

Weston Briggs

Certi:

Weston Briggs and his wife have Returned into these

parts Again and have Produced a Removal Certificate

 

from the Monthly Meeting of Sandwich which hath been

 

Read and Accepted – –

James

Davis

Certifi:

James Davis hath Produced a Removal Certificate

from the Monthly Meeting of Sandwich which hath been

Read and Accepted

Report from

Quarterly

Meeting

The friends Appointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting

Report that they all attended According to Appointment

and have brought an Epistle from the same but it is not

 

Come to hand therefore they are desired to take Care and

 

bring it to the next Monthly Meeting

Humphry

Smith 3rd

paper

Humphry Smith the 3d hath Given in a Paper to his Mee=

=ting Condeming his Runing Horses and Keeping Loose

Company which is Refered to the next Monthly Meeting

 

and he is desired to attend at that time – –

David

Anthony

& wife’s

paper

David Anthony and his wife have Given in a paper

to this Meeting Condemning their falling into the Sin

of Fornication which is Refered to the next Monthly

Meeting and Joseph Gifford and Barzillia Tucker are

 

appointed to take an oppertunity of discourse with

 

him and Make Report to the Next Monthly Meeting

T. Almy

Request

Thomas Almy Requests to Come under friends Care

and Daniel Cornel[Cornell] & Prince Allen are Appointed to Inquire

 

into the young Man’s Conversation & take an oppertunity

 

of Sollid Conference and Endeavour to understand if his

 

Motive be from the bottom of True Conviction and they

 

to Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting

Wm

Brown

request

of Certi:

William Brown Informs this Meeting that he is About to Remove

to Nantucket and desires a Removal Certificate, Therefore Caleb

Russell & Job Russell are Appointed to draw one for him if they

think proper after they have made Sufficient Inquiry into

 

his Life & Conversation And bring it to next Monthly Meeting

 

This Meeting hath Collected ₤9 – 13s – 7d old Tener

Treasurer paid

Tim. Russell

The Treasurer has paid Timothy Russell five Dollars for Keeping

the Meeting House half a year

 

8th mo:

1768

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 15th 8 mo: 1768

The Representatives are David Smith and Samuel Smith present

 

William Tripp hath Produced a Certificate from Coakset Monthly

 

Meeting Certifying his Clearness in Respect to Marriage and

 

Conversation which hath been read and accepted

Wm Tripp

answer

William Tripp & Elizabeth Maxfield Appeared for their Answer

which was that they might Proceed to take each other in

 

Marriage in Some Convenient time between this and the

 

next Monthly Meeting advising with the overseers for that

 

Purpose, and Luke Hart & Wm Mosher are Appointed to see

 

their Marriage Consumated in Good order and Make Report

 

to the next Monthly Meeting

Barnab

Kirby’s

answer

marriage

The friends Appointed to See Barnabas Kirby’s & Elizabeth

Allen’s Marriage Consumated Report that they attended

According to Appointment which was Consumated in Good order

Tho Wilcox

case

The Committee Appointed to Confer with Thos Wilcox Report that

they have had a Conference with him and they desire to have the

 

Matter defered one Month Longer, which is accordingly under

 

their Care who are to make Report to next Monthly Meeting

Settled

with

Treasurer

The friends Appointed to Adjust accounts with the Treasurer

Report that they Settled Accounts with him and there Remain

₤2 – 2s – 8d old Tener in the Treasury

Epistles

receiv’d

The Epistle from the last Quarterly Meeting now Came to hand

and hath been read and Kindly accepted

 

Likewise the London Printed Epistle and one from

 

Philadelphia, and as they Contain a Great deal of Counsel

 

and Good Advice the Contexts are Earnestly Recommended

 

to friends Notice and Observation – –

David

Anthony’s

Case

The friends Appointed to Confer with David Anthony An

make Report that he Gave them Satisfaction but we not

having any account from the women the matter is Refered

 

to the next Monthly Meeting – –

Thos Almy

The friends Appointed to Confer with Thomas Almy make a

 

Satisfactory Report and the matter is Still Continued under

 

Their Care who are to Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting

Wm Brown

removed

This Meeting hath Signed a Removal Certificate for William

Brown to the Monthly Meeting of Nantucket

Humph

Smith 3d

case

This Meeting doth Refer the Case of Humphry Smith the 3d

under the Care of Abraham Tucker & Joseph Tucker and they

to make Report to the next Monthly Meeting

P. Russell &

D. Cornel

dismist

This meeting Excuses Paul Russell from having having the Care of

Stephen Wilcox’s affair, and also Excuses Paul Russell and

Daniel Cornel[Cornell] from being overseers.

Stephen

Wilcox’s

affair

Prince Allen, Benja Howland 2d Samuel Smith and Barzillai

Tucker are added to the former Comittee to have the Care of

Stephen Wilcox’s affair in Regard to his paying his debts

 

and they to make Report to the next monthly meeting

 

9th mo

1768

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 19 of

the 9th month 1768, The Representatives are Benja Howland

 

2d and Thomas Hicks 2d both present – –

Caleb

Macumber’s

proposal

of marriage

Caleb Macumber & Rachel Wilbour declared their Intentions

of Marriage and were desired to wait Till next Monthly

Meeting for their Answer

Luke Hart & William Mosher Report that they attended

Wm Tripp

marriage

the Marriage of William Tripp & Elizabeth Maxfield which

was Consumated in Good order

ThosWilcox

paper

accepted

The friends Appointed to Treat with Thos Wilcox Report that

they think best to accept of his Paper therefore this Meeting

accepts it accordingly with the Provisal that he Cause Sd paper

 

to be read at the Close of a first day meeting of worship between

 

this and the next Monthly Meeting he being present and

 

Return Sd Paper to the next monthly meeting

David

Anthony

& wife’s

paper

This Meeting Likewise accepts of David Anthony & his wife’s

paper provided they Cause it to be read at the Close of a first

day Meeting for worship they being present and return Sd

paper to the next Monthly Meeting

T. Almy

accepted

The friends Appointed to Confer with Thomas Almy on his Request

to Come under friends Care, Make a Satisfactory Report, Therefore

 

This Meeting doth accept him a Member under friends Care

Case of

Humph.

Smith 3

The friends Appointed to have the Care of Humphry Smith ye 3d

Report that they think it not best to Receive his paper and that

he desires friends to Defer the Matter one Month longer, Therefore

 

his Case is Refered C under the Same Care as heretofore and they to

 

Make Report to next Monthly Meeting; – –

Ste. Wilcox

affair

The friends Appointed to have the Care of Stephen Wilcox’s affair in

Regard to his discharging his debts Report that they are not ready for

 

an Answer, Therefore the Matter is Refered to the next

 

Monthly Meeting under their Care who are then to make Report

Paul Russell

intends a

visit

Paul Russell Informs this Meeting that he hath it on his

Mind to visit Some Meetings in the Circuit of the Quarterly

Meeting of Sandwich which this Meeting Approves of – –

P Russel

& Daniel

Cornel

approvd

ministers

This Meeting hath Recommended Paul Russell and Danil Cornel[Cornell]

as Ministers in Unity to the Quarterly Meeting of Ministers

and Elders at Rhode-Island – –

Overseers chosen

Luke Hart, Benja Howland 2d William Anthony ju: and

 

Samuel Smith are Appointed overseers for the year Ensuing

Rotches

Certificate

Joseph Rotch hath Produced a Removal Certificate from the

Monthly Meeting of Nantucket which hath been read and accepted – –

Answers to Queries

sent up

The Queries have been Read in this Meeting and Answer’d

and the Answers Sent up to the Quarterly Meeting by the Repre=

Represent

atives

Epistle

Sent

=sentatives who are Paul Russell, Caleb Russel Nicolas Howland

and Jonathan Hussey. This Meeting hath Signed an Epistle to

the Quarterly Meeting and Sent it up by the Representatives,

Nicolas Howland hath brought an Account to this Meeting

Covering Fox’s

Journal

&c

for Covering Fox’s Journal and Mending the Bellow’s to

to the Amount of four Shilling Lawful Money which this

Meeting Approves, and the Treasurer has paid it by order of

 

the Meeting

 

This Meeting hath Collected ₤6 – 0s – 9d old Tener

10th mo

1768

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 17th of


 

the 10th Month 1768 The Representatives are David Smith

 

and Benjamin Howland [2d] both present – –

Caleb

Macumber

Clearness

Caleb Macumber hath produced a Certificate from the

Monthly Meeting of Coakset Certifying his Clearness Respect=

=ing Marriage & Conversation – –

C. Mac

umber’s

answer

Caleb Macumber and Rachel Wilborr Appeared for their Answer

which was that they Might Proceed to take Each other in

Marriage in Some Convenient time between this & the next Month=

 

=ly Meeting and Philip Allen and Daniel Cornel[Cornell] are Appointed

 

to See their Marriage Consumated in Good order and Make Report

 

to the Next Monthly Meeting – –

 

Thomas Wilcox’s Paper hath not been read According to the Appoint

 

Ment of last Monthly Meeting by Reason of a Mistake, therefore

 

he is desired to Cause Sd paper to be read between this & the next Mont=

 

=hly Meeting and Return Said Paper to Sd Meeting

 

David Anthony and his wife’s paper hath been read and Return’d

 

to this Meeting According to the Appointment of last Monthly Meeting

 

And is as followeth

David & Judith

Anthony’s

Confession

To the Monthly Meeting of Dartmouth

These Comes with Sorrow to Inform that through weakness and the

Insinuation of the Adversary, we have fallen into the Reproachful

 

Sin of Fornication, as Appears by our having a Child So Soon after

 

Marriage for which we are heartily and Sincerely Sorry and do Con=

 

=demn the Same hoping forgiveness from Almighty God and desire

 

to take the Reproach thereof upon ourselves, and [?][Clear] friends

 

and the Truth from the same and desire friends so far to pass

 

it by as to let us Remain under their Care

 

Given forth this 13th of the 7th month 1768 by your friends

     

David Anthony

     

Judith Anthony

Case of

H. Smith 3

The Committee Appointed to have the Care of Humphry Smith ye 3d

Report that they have not had an oppertunity with him and that

 

he desires that friends would wait on him one month[longer] therefore

 

the Matter is Refered under the Same Care as heretofore and they

 

to Make Report to the Next Monthly Meeting – –

S. Wilcox

case

The friends Appointed to Assist Stephen Wilcox Report that the Mat=

=ter Remains not Settled therefore the Case is Refered under the Same

 

Care and they to Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting

Report

from Quar

terly Meeting

The friends Appointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting Report that

they all attended According to Appointment and have produced an

Epistle from the Same which hath been read & Kindly Accepted

Susanna

Howland

Received

The Women friends Inform that they have Minuted Susanna

Howland under friends Care, which this Meeting Concurs with

overseers of

yearly

meeting

Joseph Gifford, William Anthony ju: Berzillai Tucker, Prince

Allen, Timothy Russell, Samuel Smith, Jonathan Hussey &

John Potter are Appointed to have the oversight of the Gallery

 

and other Seats at our yearly Meeting to Endeavour to prevent

 

any Indecency that may be liable to happen at that time

 

and they to Make Report of their Service at the next Monthly Meeting,

 

11 mo: }

1768

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 21

of the 11th mo: 1768, The Representatives are Benja Howland

 

the 2d and Samuel Smith both present

Caleb

Macumber

marriage

Daniel Cornel and Philip Allen Report that they

attended the Marriage of Caleb Macumber and Rachel

Wilborr [Wilbur] which was Consumated in Good order

 

Thomas Wilcox’s paper hath been read According to the

 

appointment of last monthly Meeting, and is as follows

 

Dartmouth 18th day 11th [4th?]mo: 1768

Wilcox’s

Confession

To the Monthly Meeting of friends – –

Whereas Through unwatchfulness have I falled

 

Into the Sin of Fornication as Manifestly hath Appeared by

 

my wife having a Child Soon after Marriage, for which

 

Evil I am Sorry for, hoping for the future to be more Carful, &

 

I beg that God will forgive me for the Above Sd Evil and all

 

my misconduct, and friends would pass it by, and I Remain

 

under their Care, from your friend – Thomas Wilcox

Hum. Smith^ 3d

case

Whereas Humphry Smith the 3d Some time past hath been in the

Practice of Horse racing and hath been Laboured with for

 

the Same and Neglects to Condemn the Above Sd practice to

 

friends Satisfaction and Since hath Kept a Great deal of loose

 

Company, and hath fallen into a Bodily Strife with Samel

 

Macumber ju: Therefore this Meeting doth Appoint Benja

 

Howland the 2d and William Anthony ju: to Labour with him for

 

the aforeSd offences as they Shall find freedom and draw a paper

 

of denial if he do not Give them Satisfaction, and to Inform him of

 

their Appointment from this Meeting and Make Report to ye

 

next Monthly Meeting – –

 

The friends Appointed to Assist Stephen Wilcox Report as follows

Wilcox’s }

affair

Agreeable to Appointment we have made Inspection into

the affairs of Stephen Wilcox in Regard to his debts (which the

 

Meeting hath long held in Suspense) and we think he is very Much

 

Involved in debt, & in low Circumstances, and Neglects the

 

payment of his Just debts as Appears to us by the Complaints

 

of his Creditors, Some of whom appear to be long Kept out of their

 

Just dues, and he not in a way to discharge them to the Honour

 

and Credit of Friends, and the Pro[fession ?]we bear, wherefore we

 

having Seriously and weightily Considered the Same it is our

 

united Sense and Judgment that he ought to pay & Satisfy his

 

Said Creditors or Imediately deliver up his Estate to [them?]

 

Notifying them Respectively to Come and take it in proportion

 

to their Several dues, which Method we have Repeatedly advised

 

him to Proceed in, and which he now promises Imediately to

 

Comply with – – Given forth this 21 of the 11th mo: 1768 by

   

your friends

Benja Howland

     

Samuel Smith

     

Thomas Hicks

     

Barzillai Tucker

 

And the afore Sd Comtee are Still Continued to See that the

 

Said Stephen Wilcox fulfils his Promise and make Report to

 

the Monthly Meeting as soon as the Matter Can be Accomplished

Report of

overseers

of yearly

Meeting

The Comittee Appointed to have the oversight of ^the yearly Mee=

=ting Several of them Report that they attended the Service to

Satisfaction and that People behaved tolerable orderly, but

Several of the Committee hath Neglected to Make Report

 

therefore Samuel Smith is Appointed to Call on them for

 

the reasons of their Neglect & make Report next Monthly Meeting

Meetings

in Allen’s

Neck

Granted

The friends living in Allen’s Neck Request the Liberty

to hold a Meeting down there on each first in the four

following Months which this Meeting Grants, and do

Appoint Philip Allen & Daniel Cornel to See the

 

Meeting Carried on agreable to Truth and Make Report

 

to the Monthly Meeting at the Expiration of Said Time

Meetings

in Smith’s

Neck

granted

And the Friends living in Smith’s Neck Request the

Liberty to hold a Meeting among them on two first days

in Each Month for the winter Season, which this Meeting

Grants, and they are to hold it on Every other first

 

day as Comes in Course for the winter Season and Benja

 

Howland 2d and Samuel Smith are appointed to See

 

that the Sd Meeting be held According to Truth and

 

they to Make Report to the Monthly Meeting at

 

the Expiration of the Afore Sd time – –

E. Baker

Certifi:

Whereas Our Esteemed friend Ephraim Baker

hath Visited our Meeting and desired our Certificate

 

Therefore, Joseph Tucker and Barzillai Tuker [Tucker]

 

are appointed to draw one for him and bring it to

 

the next Monthly Meeting – –

H. Slocum’s

Certfi:

Whereas Humphry Slocum now Resides at Rhode Island

and desires a few lines to Recommend him to the Monthly

 

Meeting there, Therefore Joseph Tucker & Barzillai Tucker are

 

Appointed to draw a Certificate for him and bring it to the

 

next Monthly Meeting – –

Rotch’s

Certfi:

Whereas Joseph Rotch desires a Certificate to the Monthly

Meeting of Rhode Island Certifying his Clearness in Respect

 

to Marriage and Conversation, therefore Caleb Russell and

 

Job Russell are Appointed to draw one for him if they

 

think proper after they have made Sufficient Enquiry

 

in his afore Sd Clearness, and bring it to next Monthly Meeting

B. to be

Transcri^bed

for

[?]

This Meeting Appoints Samuel Smith to Join with Coakset

friends to Transcribe the the Book of Discipline as reasonably

as they can & make Report when it is Accomplished


12: mo: }

 1768

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 19th

of the 12th month 1768, The Representatives are David Smith

 

and Barzillai Tucker both present

Peleg Slocum’s

proposal

[of] marriage

Peleg Slocum Ju: and Susanna Howland declared their

Intention of Marriage and were desired to wait Till next

Monthly Meeting for their Answer and Nicolas Howland &

 

Prince Allen are Appointed to Enquire into Peleg Slocum’s

 

Clearness Respecting Marriage & Conversation and Make Report

 

to the next Monthly Meeting – –

Barnabas

Wing’s

proposal of

marriage

And Barnabas Wing and Jane Merihew declared their Inten=

=tion of Marriage and were desired to wait till the next Month=

=ly Meeting for their Answer – –

Humphry

Smith 3

Case

The Friends Appointed to Labour with Humphry^ Smith ye 3 Report that

they have Laboured with him, and that he desires friends to wait

on him one month longer which is Granted, and they Still Con=

 

=tinued in the Same Service and to Make Report to the next

 

Monthly Meeting – –

Overseer

yearly

meeting

Report

Whereas three friends were deficient last Monthly Meeting in

Making Report of their Service in the oversight of the yearly

Meeting now make Report that they all attended the Service to

pretty Good Satisfaction, and they have assigned the Reasons

 

of their Neglect to the Satisfaction of this Meeting

B:

Certifi:

This Meeting hath Signed a Certificate directed to the Monthly

Meeting of friends held at the Nine partners in the Province of

 

Newyork for our friend Ephraim Baker – –

H. S:

Certifi:

And this Meeting hath also Signed a Certificate for our friend

Humphry Smi Slocum to the Monthly Meeting of Rhod Island

 

Certifying his being under the Care of this meeting, and his Conversation

 

in a Good degree orderly – –

R:

Certi:

And this Meeting hath also Signed a Certificate for Joseph Roch

to the Monthly Meeting of Rhod Island Certifying his Clearness

 

in Respect to Marriage & Conversation – –

Queries &

Epistle

The Queries have been Read and Answer’d in this Meeting – –

This Meeting hath Signed an Epistle to the Quarterly Meeting

 

The Friends Appointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting are

Represen=

tatives

William Anthony ju:, William Mosher, Samuel Smith,

and Benjamin Howland the [2?]d and they to present the Epistle

 

with the Answers to the Queries and to Make Report to the next

 

Monthly Meeting;

 

This Meeting hath Collected ₤10 – 16S – 8d old Tener – –

Tim Russel

and the Treasurer has paid Timothy Russell five Dollars

paid

for Keeping the Meeting House half a year According to order

 

1: mo: }

1769

At a Monthly Meeting hold in Dartmouth the 16th

of the first month 1769 The Representatives are Caleb Russell

 

and Jonathan Hussey both Present

Bar Wing

Certificat

Barnabas Wing hath Produced a Certificate from the

Monthly Meeting of Sandwich, Certifying his Clearness in

 

Respect to Marriage and Conversation which hath been Read

 

and Accepted – –

Peleg Slocum^ju

& Barna

Wing’s

answer

Peleg Slocum ju: and Susanna Howland, and Barnabas

Wing and Jane Merihew Appeared for their Answers which

was that Each Couple Might Proceed to take each other in

Marriage in Some Convenient time between this and the

 

next Monthly Meeting Advising with the overseers for that

 

purpose and Joseph Gifford & Job Russell are Appointed to

 

see Peleg Slocum’s and Susanna Howlands Marriage Con=

 

=sumated in Good order and make Report to the next Monthly

 

Meeting, And Joseph Smith and William Mosher are appointed

 

for the Same Service with Barnabas Wing & Jane Merihew

 

and to Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting

Batho: Taber

and

Thos Almy

proposal of

marriage

Bartholomew Taber and Mercy Bowdish and Thomas

Almy and Deborah Allen Declared their Intentions of

Marriage and were desired to wait Till next Monthly

Meeting for their Answers And Daniel Cornel & Prince

Allen are Appointed to wait till Make Enquiry into

 

Thomas Almy’s Clearness Respecting Marriage & Conver=

 

=sation and Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting

H. Smith’s

paper

Humphry Smith the 3d hath Given in a Paper to this

Meeting Condemning his offences in horse Racing, Gaming

 

And in having a Bodily Strife with Samuel Macu^mber

 

with all the Rest of his Misconduct which is Continued

 

under the Care of William Anthony jur until the next

 

Monthly Meeting – –

Report

[from]Quar

[M]eeting

The Friends Appointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting

Report that they all attended According to Appointment

and have Produced an Epistle from the same which hath

 

been read & well accepted – –

Books

[to]be

Printed

Proposals for Printing two Sorts of Primers and a Book

of Samuel Fuller’s works has been Sent down from the

Quarterly Meeting8. Therefore this Meeting doth Appoint

 

Caleb Russell, Jonathan Hussey Wm Anthony jur Samuel

 

Smith, Prince Allen Daniel Cornel, Thos Hicks, William

 

Mosher, Peleg Gifford and Benja Russell the 4th to Collect

 

Subscriptions for the afore Said Books and Make Report

 

to the next Monthly Meeting – –

Certificate

for Thos

Wilcox-

[prop]osed

The overseers Inform this Meeting that Thomas Willcox hath Re=

=moved out of the verge of this Meeting without a Certificate

therefore Humphry Smith Samuel Smith and William Anthony

jur are Appointed to draw a Certificate for him and bring bring

 

it to the next Monthly Meeting

 

the Committee Appointed Some time past to Settle the Affair Respec

Rachel

Sowle’s

affair

=ting Rachell Sowle with Sandwich Monthly Meeting Report

that they have had two Conferences with Sd Meetings Com’ttee

and that they Could not not settle that affair therefore the

 

Matter is Refered to next Monthly Meeting

 

2d mo: }

1769

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 20th

of the 2d month 1769, The Representatives are Samuel

 

Smith and William Anthony jur Both Present, – –

Bart Taber

Certificat

Bartholomew Taber hath Produced a Certificate from the

Monthly Meeting of Sandwich, Certifying his Clearness in

 

Respect to Marriage and that he is under the Care of that

 

Meeting and also Signifying his Parent’s Consent – –

Tho Almy

Clearness

The friends Appointed to Inquire into the Clearness of Thomas

Almy Respecting Marriage and Conversation Report that

 

they have Made Inquiry and do not find anything to

 

hinder his Proceeding in Marriage – –

Bart Taber

and

Thos Almy

answer

Bartholomew Taber and Mercy Bowdish and Thomas Almy

and Deborah Allen Appeared for their Answers which was

that Each Couple Might Proceed to take Each other in

Marriage in Some Convenient time between this and the

 

next Monthly Meeting Advising with the overseers for that

 

Purpose and Thomas Hicks and Prince Allen are Appointed

 

to See Thomas Almy and Deborah Allen’s Marriage Consu=

 

=mated in Good order and make Report to the next Monthly Meeting

 

and Caleb Russell and Joseph Gifford are Appointed to See

 

Bartholomew Taber and Mercy Bowdish’s Marriage Consumat[ed]

 

in Good order & Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting

Peleg Slo

=cum’s

marriage

The friends Appointed to See Peleg Slocum’s and Lucy Howland

Marriage Consumated Report that they attended the Marriage

and that it was Accomplished in Good order – –

 

and also the friends Appointed on the Same Account with

 

Barnabas Wing and Jane Merihew Make the like Report

 

that their Marriage was Consumated in Good order – –

 

The friends Appointed to Collect Subscriptions for the

on Printg

Books

Printing the Primers and Books Report that they ^are in the

Progress of their Service but have not Accomplished it yet

 

Therefore they are Still Continued in the Same Service and

 

to make Report to the next Monthly Meeting – –

 

The Matter Concerning Humphry Smith the 3d is Refer’d to the

 

next Monthly Meeting – –

T. Wilcox’s

Certificate

This Meeting hath Signed a Certificate for Thomas Wilcox

to the Monthly Meeting of Coakset – –

 

The Matter Concerning Rachel Sowle is Refered to the

 

next Monthly Meeting – –

Minutes

to be

review’d

Humphry Smith, Samuel Smith, Benja Howland Job

Russell are Appointed to Review the Monthly Meeting’s

Minutes to See what part they may think proper to be

 

put on Record and Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting

 

[3d] mo: }

1769

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 20th of

3d month 1769 – The Representatives are Caleb Russell

 

and Samuel Smith both Present – –

James

Davis

proposal

[of] marriag

James Davis & Patience Russell declared their Intentions of

Marriage, and were desired to wait Till next Monthly Meeting

for their Answer, and William Sanford & David Smith are Appointed

to Enquire into the young Man’s Clearness Respecting Mareriage

 

and Conversation & Make Report to ye next Monthly Meeting

Thos Almy

&

[Bart]. Taber

marriage

The friends Appointed to See Thos Almy & Deborah Allen’s Marriage

Consumated in Good order Report that they both attended the Marriage

which was Consumated in good order, and likewise the friends

Appointed on the Same Account for Bartholomew Taber & Mercy

 

Bowdish make the Like Report that their Marriage was

 

Consumated in Good order –

 

The friends Appointed to Collect Subscriptions for Fox’s Primers

Subscrip=

tions

and Fuller’s Books Report as followeth they have taken them in as

followeth (viz)

   

Small

Fox’s

Fuller’s

   

Primers

Primers

Books

 

Caleb Russell

23

24

21

 

Prince Allen

22

16

16

 

Peleg Gifford

12

5

3

 

Willm Mosher

60

24

26

 

Daniel Cornell

10

5

5

 

Benja Russell 4th

41

20

8

 

Thomas Hicks

11

3

2

 

Samuel Smith

31

[13?]

6

 

Wm Anthony jur

15

10

00

 

Jonathan Hussey

6

6

00

 

Whole of Each Sort Subscribed for – –}

231

126

87

Hum Smith 3

case

The Matter Concerning Humphry Smith ye 3d is Refer’d to the

under the Care of Joseph Gifford, Wm Sanford & Barzillai Tucker

 

and they are desired to Visit the young man and make Report

 

to the adjournment of this Meeting – –

Dinah Ric=

=ketson’s

paper

Received

The women friends Inform that Dinah Ricketson hath Given in a

Paper to their Meeting Some Months past Condemning her falling

into the Sin of Fornication, which they have Concluded to Accept

Provided She Cause Sd paper to be Read Publickly at the Close

 

of a first day Meeting for worship She being present, and

 

Return Said paper to the Next Monthly Meeting which this

 

Meeting Concurs with – –

The affair

of Rachel

Sowle

Whereas Rachel Sowle was Set off to Sandwich Monthly

Meeting Some time past, and the Sd Meeting Refusing to Accept

her, and this Meeting having Appointed a Committee to hear

 

the Reasons of their Refusal and also to Settle the Matter

 

Concerning her, and they have Some Months past Made Report that

 

they have had Several Conferences with Sandwich Monthly Meeting

 

and Could not Settle the matter in Controversey, their Reasons as we

 

Apprehend not being Sufficient therefore this Meeting doth Appoint

 

a Committee to Settle ^the matter the best way that they may think

 

proper in behalf of this Meeting whose Names are Humphry

 

Smith, Prince Allen, Thos Hicks, Joseph Gifford, James Tucker

 

or Either two of them and they to Make Report to this Meeting

 

when they have Made full Trial for a Settlement – –

Overseers

of poor

accompts

The overseers of the Poor have brought an Accompt for doing

for the poor to the amount of ₤6 – 11S – 10d old Tener, and the

Treasurer has paid the Same by the order of this Meeting – –

 

This Meeting hath Collected ₤8 – 4 – 2d old Tener – –

adjourns

This Meeting adjourns to the 29th Instant – –

mett

This Meeting being mett According to Adjournment ye 29th of

 

the 3d Month 1769 – The Representatives being Called

 

both Present – –

Miniuts

Review’d

The Committee Appointed to Review the Meeting’s Minutes

Report they have Reviewed Sd Minutes and Left them with

 

Samuel Smith to be Recorded – –

[Que]ries

[E]pistle

The Queries have been Read and Answered in this Meeting and

This Meeting hath Signed an Epistle to the Quarterly Meeting and

[Rep]resen=

[ta]tives

Jonathan Hussey, Thos Hicks and Wm Barker are Appointed to

attend the Quarterly Meeting, and to Present the Epistle with

 

the Answers to the Queries & Make Report to the next Monthly

 

Meeting – –

[H.] Smith 3

[pa]per

[ac]cepted

The friends Appointed to have the Care of Humphry Smith ye 3d

Report that he Gave them Tolerable Good Satisfaction therefore

This Meeting Concludes to Accept his paper that he Gave in to this

 

Meeting Some Months past if he will Cause it to be Read at the

 

Close of a first day Meeting of worship he being present between

 

This and the next Monthly Meeting and Return Said paper

 

to next Monthly Meeting – –

[Ch]using

[El]ders

referd

Chusing of Elders is Refered to the next Monthly Meeting

Prince Allen, Joseph Gifford, Barzillai Tucker, Thos Hicks 2d

and Caleb Russell are appointed overseers of the Poor – –

[Re]port of

[M]eeting in

Allen Neck

The friends Appointed to have the Care of the Meetings held in Allen’s

Neck and in Smith’s Neck Report that they attended the

Meetings Respectively, which were held to Good Satisfaction

 

4th mo: }

1769

At a Monthly meeting held in Dartmouth the

17:th 4th Month 1769 – The Representatives are

 

David Smith & Barzillai Tucker both Present – –

 

The friends Appointed to Enquire into the Clearness of

James Davis

Clearness

James Davis in Respect to Marriage & Conversation Report

that they have Made Inquiry & do not find anything to hinder

 

his Proceeding in Marriage – –

James Davis

answer

James Davis & Patience Russell Appeared for their Answer

which was that they Might Proceed to take each other in

 

Marriage in Some Convenient time between this & the next

 

Monthly Meeting advising with the overseers for that Purpose

 

and Wm Sanford and Joseph Gifford are Appointed to See their

 

Marriage Consumated in Good order, and Make Report to the

 

next Monthly Meeting – –

Dinah Ric

=ketson paper

Read

Dinah Ricketson’s Paper hath been Read & Returned to this

Meeting According to the Direction of Last Monthly Meeting

Report

of the

Judgment

about

R. Sowle

The friends Appointed to Settle the Controversey between this and

Sandwich Monthly Meeting Concerning Rachel Sowle, Report

that they have Settled the Matter by Referring it to Indifferent

friends, and their Judgment is that the Said Rachel Sowle

belongs to this Meeting – –

 

Dinah Ricketson’s paper Above mentioned is as followeth

Dinah

Ricketson’s

Confession

To the Monthly Meeting of friends to be held the 21 of the

11th Month 1768 – –

Esteemed friends, Whereas I through unwatchfulness

 

have fallen into the ^Reproachful Sin of Fornication which plainly

 

appears by my having a Child So Soon after Marriage & gone

 

Contrary to the Good order of friends all which I am Sorry

 

for, hoping God will forgive me, and I desire friends would

 

pass it by, So far as to Let me Remain under their Care

     

Dinah Ricketson

Rachel Sowle

affair

Jonathan Hussey & David Smith are Appointed to Make

Inquiry to find what Estate belongs to the above Sd Rachel

 

Sowle and also to Settle accounts with her Creditors, and to

 

Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting – –

Report from

Quar meeting

The friends Appointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting Report

that they all attended According to Appointment, and have

 

Produced an Epistle from the Same which hath been Read

 

and well Accepted – –

 

Humphry Smith the 3d his paper hath been Read Agree=

 

=able to the Appointment of Last Monthly Meeting –

 

and is as follows – –

H. Smith’s

Acknow=

ledgement

To the Monthly Meeting of Dartmouth

These Comes with Sorrow to Acknowledge my outgoings in Horse-Ra=

=cing, Gaming & falling into a bodily Strife with Samuel

 

Macumber ju: all which I do heartily & Sincerely Condemn with

 

all other my outgoings, and hoping forgiveness from the Lord, I

 

desire friends So far to pass them by as to let me Remain under

 

your Care, desiring that I may for the time to Come be preserved from

 

the like evil or any others, dated this 15th of ye first mo: 1769

     

Humphry Smith the 3d

[Chus]ing [Elders]

referd

Chusing of Elders is Refered to the next Monthly Meeting

[J] Mosher

[desire?]

[Ce]rtificate

Joseph Mosher Informs this Meeting that he is about to Remove

with his family to the Nine partners, and desires a Removal

Certificate, Therefore Luke Hart & Barzillai Tucker are

 

appointed to Make Inquiry into his Life & Conversation, and to

 

See that his outward affairs be Settled to Satisfaction, and draft

 

a Certificate for himself & family if they think Proper, and

 

bring it to the next Monthly Meeting

Complaint

against

Benj. Smith

William Wilcox hath Exhibited a Complaint against Benja Smith for Refu=

sing to pay him an award brought in by Arbitrators Indifferently Chosen

between them, Therefore Abraham Tucker & Joseph Tucker are

 

appointed to Treat with the Said Benjamin Smith for his Neglect

 

and to Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting

 

5 mo: }

1769

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 15: 5th month

1769 – The Representatives are David Smith & Barzillai

 

Tucker both Present – –

James Davis

marriage

not accom

plished

The friends appointed to See James Davis and Patience

Russell’s Marriage Consumated Report that their Sd Mar-

-riage is not accomplished by Reason the young woman

has been Sick, therefore they are Still Continued in Sd

 

Service and to Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting

Rach Sowle

Case

The friends Appointed to Inquire into Rachel Sowle’s affairs

and to Settle accounts with her Creditors Report that they

 

have made Some Progress therein & desire one month longer

 

to Accomplish Sd business which is Granted them & they to make

 

Report next Monthly Meeting

 

This Meeting hath Signed a Removal Certificate for

Certifi }

for J. Mosher

Joseph Mosher & his family to the Monthly Meeting at the

Nine- partners in Douches [Dutchess] County in the Province of Newyork

 

The friends Appointed to Treat with Benjamin Smith for Ne-

 

-glecting to fulfil an award brought in by between him and

Benj Smith’s

Case

William Wilcox Report that the Sd. Benjamin Informed the[m]

that the arbitrators were not Chosen between them according

 

to Rule, & therefore ye Case was not brought to the Meeting according to

 

the Rule of Discipline, therefore this meeting doth add Joseph Giffor[d]

 

to the former Committee on that Case, and they Treat with the Sd.

 

Benja Smith & to make Inquiry into Every particular Circumstance Relat[ing?]

 

to the Controversey & to Labour as they find freedom to Settle the Sd. Controv[ersey]

 

and to make Report to ye next Monthly Meeting – –

Chusing Elder

refered

Chusing of Elders is Refered to the next Monthly Meeting

Obediah Allen

request

Obediah Allen hath Given in a Paper to this Meeting

Condemning his former Outgoings, for which he was denied,

 

and desiring to be Received Again under friends Care, which

 

is Refered to Next Monthly Meeting under the Care of

 

Thomas Hicks & Barzillai Tucker, and they to Make Report

 

to the next Monthly Meeting

 

6th

Month

1769

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 19th

of the 6th month 1769, ^The Representatives are Caleb Russell & Jonathan Hussey

both present – –

James Davis

marriage

William Sanford & Joseph Gifford Report that they

attended the Marriage of James Davis & Patience Russell

 

which was Consumated in Good order – –

Rachel

Sowle’s

Estate

The friends Appointed to Settle Accompts with Rachel Sowle[‘s]

Creditors, & to See what Money Remains due to her Report

that there Remains due to the Sd, Rachell £6 – 5s – 10d ½ Lawful

 

Money – –

Benj Smith

affare Settled

The Committee Appointed to Treat with Benjamin Smith for

on account of a Complaint Exhibited against him by

 

William Wilcox Report, that the Matter is Settled to

 

Satisfaction Between the Said Benja Smith & Wm Wilcox

Removal

Certificates

for E. Tripp

R. Macumbr

& M. Taber

This meeting hath Signed Three Removal Certificates

one for Elizabeth Tripp & one for Rachal Macumber both

to the Monthly Meeting of Coakset, and one for

Mercy Taber to Sandwich Monthly Meeting – –

The Visits

of Foreign

Friends

Our Esteemed friend Rachel Wilson hath Visited us

with her Certificate from the Monthly Meeting at

Kendal in Westmorland in old England bearing date

 

the 24th of the 6th month 1768, With a Concurrance from the

 

Quarterly Meeting held at Kendal for Westmorland the

 

8th of the 7th month 1768, Which were Read in this Mee-

 

=ting to Good Satisfaction - in Company with whom Came

 

our Esteemed friend Sarah Hopkins with her Certificate

 

from the Monthly Meeting held at Haddonfield in the

 

County of Gloucester the 8th of the first month 1769

 

and her Visit Kindly accepted, And likewise our Esteemd

 

friend John Pemberton hath Visited This Meeting with

 

his Certificate from the Monthly Meeting held in Phi-

 

-ladelphia by Adjournment from the 26th 5 mo to the 30th

 

of the Same 1769, which hath been Read & well accepted9

 

This meeting hath Signed a Removal Certificate for

Certificate

for T. Wilcox

Thomas Wilcox to the Monthly Meeting of Coakset

This Meeting hath Collected 19s – 2d Lawful money

adjourn

This Meeting Adjourns to the Last fourth day of this Month

mett

This Meeting being Mett by Adjournment the 28th of the

 

6th mo: 1769, The Representatives being Called, Caleb

 

Russell Present, but Jonathan Hussey not Present by

 

Reason he is gone to Nantucket yearly Meeting

Chusing Elders

Refered

The Matter Concerning Chusing Elders is Refered to the

Next Monthly Meeting – –

Obediah Allen

Case referd

The Matter Concerning Obediah Allen is Refered to next

Monthly Meeting under the Same Care as heretofore and they

 

then to make Report – –

E. Potter

accepted

The women friends have brought a Paper to this Meeting

from Elisabeth Potter, Condemning her disorerly Marriage

 

which they have Accepted, & this Meeting Concurs therewith

Representatives

Joseph Tucker, Caleb Russell, & William Barker are

 

appointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting and Present

 

the Epistle to the Same which this Meeting hath Signed

 

and make Report to the next Monthly Meeting

Time of

Publick

fr’ds decease to be

Collected

Humphry Smith & Samuel Smith are appointed to Collec[t]

an Account of ^the Several Publick friends decease that have

Lately been Removed, and Put them in order Agreeable

to the Book of Discipline, and bring them to this Meeting

 

as Soon as they Conveniently Can

 

[7]th mo:

1769

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 17th

of the 7th month 1769, The Representatives are Samuel

 

Smith and Benja, Howland 2 both Present

Obedi Allen

paper accep

Obediah Allen hath Given in a Paper to this Meeting

Some time past, and now this Meeting Concludes to Accept of

 

it, Provided he Cause Sd paper to be Read Publickly at the

 

Close of a first day Meeting for worship he being present [and ?]

 

Return Sd paper to the next Monthly Meeting – –

Report from

Quar meeting

The friends Appointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting Report

that they all attended According to Appointment and have

their Epistle

returnd back

Produced an Epistle from the Same which hath been Read

in which it Appears there is a Mistake, therefore this Meeting

 

Concludes to Return Sd Epistle to the Quarterly meeting again – –

Treasurer

paid Tim

Russel

The Treasurer Reports that he hath paid Timothy Russell

five Dollars for keeping the Meeting house half a year

Epistles Rece

=ved

This Meeting hath Received the London Epistle for the year

1768, as likewise a Transcript of our Last yearly Meetings

Respecting

Tenth Query

Epistle and likewise a Transcript of the Judgment of the

yearly Meeting Committee Respecting the tenth Query – –

Peace Shear-

-man paper

accepted

Peace Shearman hath Given in a paper to this Meeting which

Came from the womens Meeting and they Inform this Meeting

that they have Concluded to accept of the same which this this

 

Concurs with Provided She Cause it to be Read Publickly at the

 

Close of a first day Meeting of worship & She be present, and Re-

 

turn Sd paper to next monthly meeting – –

[Chu]sing Elders

[re]ferd

The Matter Concerning Chusing of Elders is Refered to

the next Monthly Meeting

 

8th mo:

1769

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 21 of the

8th month 1769 – The Representatives are Caleb Russell and

 

Jonathan Hussey both present – –

Abraham Smith

proposal of

marriage

Abraham Smith & Suruiah Ricketson declared their Inten-

tions of Marriage and were desired to wait till next monthly

Meeting for their Answer and Caleb Russell & Joseph Gifford

 

are Appointed Enquire into the young man’s Clearness

 

Respecting marriage and Conversation and make Report

 

to the next monthly meeting – –

O. Allen’s

Confession

Obediah Allen’s paper hath been Read According to the

appointment of Last Monthly Meeting and is as follows – –

 

To the Monthly Meeting of Dartmouth – –

 

Loving friends

 

Whereas I through weakness and the Insinuation of the Adver-

 

-Sary have twice fallen into the Sin of Fornication, and

 

Likewise in Gaming, for which Evils I Can Truly Say I am

 

Sorry for, and do Sincerely Condemn the Same with all other

 

my outgoings, hoping forgiveness from Almighty God, I

 

desire friends to Receive me Again under their Care, and

 

would hereby take the Reproach of my outgoings on myself

 

and Clear friends and the Truth from the Same

 

Given for the this 15th day of the 5th month 1769

     

By your friend Obadiah Allen

P. Shearman’s }

Confession

Peace Shearman’s paper hath been Read & Returned to

this meeting According to the Appointment of Last Monthly

 

meeting, and is as followeth – –

 

Dartmouth the 12th of the 1 month 1769

 

To the Monthly Meeting of friends to be holden in

 

Dartmouth the 16th Instant – –

 

Dear friends, These may Inform that Notwithstanding

 

I had my Education Amongst Friends. I have by Giving

 

way to the Temtation of the Adversary, been Guilty of

 

the Sin of Fornication, as Appears by my having a

 

Child So Soon after Marriage, which Sin I do hereby

 

Condemn, with all other my offences and am heartily

 

Sorry for, hoping that God in his Abundant Mercy

 

will forgive me, and I do desire that friends will So far

 

pass by my offences as to Suffer me Still to Remain

 

under Their Care – –Peace Shearman – –

Remo:

Certifi:

for E. W.

& J. W

This Meeting hath Signed two Removel Certificates

to the Monthly Meeting of Sandwich one for Edith Wing

wife of Edward wing ju: the other for Jane Wing wife

of Barnabas wing – –

J. Russel

an Elder

This Meeting doth Appoint Job Russell an Elder in

addition to our former Elders – –

Letter from

Smithfield

respecting

Saml How=

=land

Smithfield Monthly Meeting hath writ to this Meeting

Informing us that Samuel Howland Ju: hath omitted

to Deliver his Removal Certificate till to them till

three years after the date, and also they discover a

Shortness in the Certificate Respecting the Settlement

 

of his owtward Affares, Therefore Wm Anthony Jur

 

and Samuel Smith are Appointed to write the Said

 

Howland in behalf of this Meeting as they Shall think

 

Proper, and also to Enquire into his Affairs Above men-

 

tioned, and to make Report as Soon as they Conveniently

 

Can to this Meeting – –

Danl Cornel

desires a

Certificate

Daniel Cornel Desires a Certificate to the Monthly

Meeting of Coackset Concerning his Clearness in

Respect to Marriage & Conversation. Therefore This Meeting doth

 

appoint Nicolas Howland and Philip Allen to Enquire

 

into the Above Mentioned Respects and draft a Certifi;

 

cate for him if they think proper and Make Report to

 

next Monthly Meeting – –

Wm Sanford Ju

paper

William Sanford ju: hath Given in a paper to this Meeting

Condemning his disorder in Marrying out of the unity of

 

friends, which is Refer’d to the next Monthly Meeting;

 

9th mo:

1769

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 18th of the

9th mo: 1769, The Representatives are Samuel Smith and

 

Barzillai Tucker both present – –

 

Caleb Russell & Joseph Gifford Report that they have

 

made Inquiry into the Clearness of Abraham Smith in

 

Respect to Marriage & Conversation and find nothing to

 

hinder his Proceeding in Marriage – –

Abraham

Smith answer

Abraham Smith & Surviah [Zeruiah] Ricketson Appeared for their

Answer which was that thy might Proceed to take Each

 

other in Marriage in Some Convenient time between now

 

and next Monthly Meeting Advising with the overseers

 

for that Purpose, and Caleb Russell & John Potter are Ap:

 

pointed to See their Marriage Consumated in Good order, and

 

make Report to the next Monthly Meeting – –

John Tucker

proposal of

marriage

John Tucker & Rhoda Wing declared their Intentions of

Marriage, & were desired to wait till next monthly Mee:

ting for their Answer, and Luke Hart & Wm Mosher are

 

Appointed to Inquire into John Tucker’s Clearness in Re-

 

spect to Marriage & Conversation and Make Report to the

 

next Monthly Meeting

Certificate for

Dan: Cornel

This Meeting hath Signed a Certificate for Daniel Cornel

to Coakset Monthly Meeting Certifying his Clearness in

 

Respect to Marriage & Conversation – –

Case of Wm

Sanford Ju

referd

The Case of Wm Sanford jur is Refered to next monthly

Meeting under the Care of Jonathan Hussey & David Smith

& they to make Report to the next Monthly Meeting – –

Rhoda

Wings

Certificate

Rhoda Wing hath Produced a Removal Certificate from

the monthly Meeting of Coakset which hath been read

in this Meeting and Accepted – –

Chusing

Overseers

refered

It hath been moved at this Meeting for a new Choice

of Overseers, and the matter Labouring Somewhat hard

the matter is Refered to next monthly meeting, and

 

the Same friends that were in that Service are Continued

 

in the Same Service one month Longer – –

writ to

Smithfield

about

S. Howl’d

This Meeting hath Signed a few Lines to Smithfield Monthly

Meeting in Answer to their Request Respecting a

deficiency in Samuel Howland ju:r Certificate

Phebe Sisson

paper

accepted

The women friends Inform that they have accepted of

Phebe Sisson’s paper, which this meeting Concurs with

This meeting hath Collected £12 - 5s - 6d old tener

adjourn

This Meeting Adjourns to the first Sixth day in next month

mett

This Meeting being mett by adjournment the 6th day of

 

the 10th month 1769 – –The Representatives

 

being Called, both Present – –

Answers

to Queries

The Queries have been read & Answer’d in this Meeting

and the Answers are order’d to be Sent up to the Quarterly

 

Meeting by the Representatives with the Epistle to the

 

Same which hath been Signed in this meeting

Representa

=tives

Joseph Tucker, Nicholas Howland & Wm Sanford are

Appointed to attend the Quarly Meeting and Present the

 

Said Epistle & Answers as aforesaid, and Make Return

 

to the next Monthly Meeting

J Russel

Recomendd

an Elder

This meeting hath Signed a few Lines to the Quarterly

Meeting of Ministers & Elders, Signifying our Appointing

of Job Russell an Elder

 
 

1847–10 mo 5th Examined by S. R. Gifford

{ It appears that Job Russell }

     

was Clark at this time

 

10th mo:

1769

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 16th of

the 10th month 1769, The Representatives are Jonathan

 

Hussey & Wm Anthony jur both Present – –

 

The friends Appointed to Enquire into John Tucker’s Clearness

 

Respecting Marriage & Conversation Report that they have

 

Made Inquiry & find nothing to hinder his Proceeding in Marriage

John Tucker

answer

John Tucker & Rhoda Wing Appeared for their Answer which

was that they Might Proceed to take Each other in Marriage

 

in Some Convenient time between this & the next Monthly

 

Meeting, Advising with the overseers for that Purpose, and

 

Luke Hart & William Mosher are Appointed to See their Mar-

 

-riage Consumated in Good order, and Make Report to the

 

next Monthly Meeting

Wm Taber pro

posal of marri

age

William Taber (Son of Joseph Taber) and Martha Hart declared

their Intentions of Marriage, and were desired to wait until

the next Monthly Meeting for their Answer – –

 

Caleb Russell and John Potter Report that they attended the

Abraham Smith

marriage

Marriage of Abraham Smith & Zeruiah [Surviah] Howland Ricketson

which was Consumated in Good order – –

Wm Sanford Ju

Case referd

Jonathan Hussey & David Smith Report that they have had

no oppertunity to Treat with Wm Sanford jur, therefore

 

that Case is Refer’d to next monthly Meeting under the Care

 

of the Same friend & they then make Report – –

Chusing Over=

seers referd

A New Choice of overseers is Refered to next Monthly Mee-

ting, and the former overseers Still Continued one month Longer

 

The friends Appointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting

Report from

Quart meeting

Report that they all Attended According to Appointment

& have Produced an Epistle from the Same which hath been Read

 

and well Accepted – –

Epistles

from the

meeting s

of Suffering

This meeting hath Received two Printed Epistles, one

from the meeting of Sufferings in London dated in the 3d

Month 1769, the other from the Meeting of Sufferings

in Philadelphia dated in the 9th month 1769

Certificate

for Elisa:

Gifford

This meeting hath Signed a Removal Certificate to the

Monthly Meeting of Coakset for our friend Elisabeth Gifford

Overseers

of yearly meeting

This Meeting doth Appoint Joseph Gifford, John Potter, Wm

Barker, Caleb Russell, Barzillai Tucker, Prince Allen, &

 

James Tucker to have the oversight of the Lofts and other

 

Seats at our yearly meeting to Prevent any disoreder

 

at that time, and to Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting

 

11th mo:

1769

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the

20th of the 11th month 1769 The Representatives are

 

Caleb Russell & Jonathan Hussey both Present

Wm Taber

Certificate

William Taber (Son of Joseph Taber) hath Produced a Certi-

-ficate from the monthly meeting of Sandwich, Certifying

 

his being under the Care of friends there, and Clear from

 

Any Entanglement Respecting Marriage, and he hath

 

also Produced the Consent of his Parents to Proceed in Marriage

Peter Bar=

=neds

Certificate

Peter Barnard hath Produced a Certificate from the Monthly

Meeting of Nantucket , Certifying his being under the Care

of that Meeting, and Clear from Any Entanglement in

 

Respect to Marriage, and he hath also Produced his

 

Parent’s Consent that he may Proceed in Marriage with

 

Rebecca Hussey – –

Peter Bar=

=ned proposal

of marriage

Peter Barnard with Rebeccca Hussey, and John Wood

with Dinah Hussey, and Increase Smith with Elisabeth

Barker Declared their Intentions of Marriage, and

 

each Couple were desired to wait until the next Monthly

 

Meeting for their Answer, and William Anthony jur and

 

Samuel Smith a[re] appointed to Inquire into the Sd Increase

 

Smith’s Clearness Respecting Res Marriage and Conversation

 

and to Make Report to the Next Monthly Meeting

John Tucker

marriage

Luke Hart & Wm Mosher Report that they attended the Mar-

riage of John Tucker & Rhoda Wing, and that it was Consu-

 

mated in Good order – –

Wm Sanford Jur

case referd

Jonathan Hussey & David Smith Report that they have not

yet had an opportunity to Speak with Wm Sanford jur by

 

Reason of his being Absent, therefore the matter is Refered

 

under their Care as heretofore, and they to make Report

 

to the next monthly meeting – –

Certifi for

M. Hamond

This Meeting hath Signed a Removal Certificate to the

Monthly Meeting at Oblong for our friend Mary Hammond

 

This Meeting doth Adjorn to the 29th day of this Instant

 

At a Monthly Meeting met by Adjornment in Dartmouth

 

the 29th 11mo 1769the Representatives being Called

 

Caleb Russell Present the other not Present: William

Wm Tabers

proposal of

marriage

Taber Son of Joseph Taber and Martha Hart appeared

for their Answer, which was that they mought Proseed

to take Each other in Marriage in Some Convenient

 

Time between this and the next Monthly Meeting Advising

 

with the Overseers that we Shall appoint for that Purpose

 

William Mosher and Barzillaj Tucker are appointed to

 

See their Marriage Consomated in Good order and make

 

Report to the next monthly meeting

Chsing overseers

referd

A New Choice of Overseers is Refered to the next Monthly

Meeting

Report of

Overseers

of yearly meeting

The Friends appointed to have the oversight of the Lofts

and other Seats at the yearly meeting Report that they

Mostly attended the Said meeting and Saw nothing but

 

what was Tolerable orderly – –

Meetings

Granted

in Allens

Neck

The Friends Living in Allen’s Neck Request Liberty to

hold a Meeting for worship in Said neck as heretofore

which is Granted them Agreeable to their Request, and

Philip Allen & Daniel Cornel[Cornell] are appointed to have the

 

oversight of the Same to See that it be Kept in Good

 

order, & to make Report to the monthly Meeting in

 

the fourth Month Next – –

Meetings

granted

in Smiths

Neck

The friends Living in Smith’s Neck do also Request Liberty

to hold a Meeting of worship in their neck on Each first

day of the week for the three Ensuing winter Months, Which

is Granted them, and William Anthony & Samuel Smith

 

are Appointed to See that the Same be Kept orderly, and

 

to Make Report to the Monthly Meeting in the fourth Month next

 

12 mo:

1769

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 18th

of the 12th month 1769; The Representatives are Jonathan

 

Hussey and William Anthony ju: both Present – –

John Wood

Certificate

John Wood hath Produced a Certificate from Coakset

Monthly Meeting, Certifying his Clearness Respecting

 

Marriage & that he hath the Consent of his near Relations

 

to Proceed in Marriage – –

Increase

Smiths

Clearness

Wm Anthony Jur & Samuel Smith Report that they

have made Inquiry into Increase Smith’s Clearness, and

find nothing to hinder his Proceeding in Marriage – –

Peter Barned

John Wood

and

Increase

Smith

proposals

of marriage

Peter Barnard & Rebecca Hussey, and John Wood & Dinah

Hussey, and Increase Smith and Elisabeth Barker, all

Appeared for their Answers, Which Was that Each Couple

Might Proceed to take Each other in Marriage in Some

Convenient time between this and the Next Monthly Meeting

Advising with the overseers for that purpose, and Abraham

Tucker & David Smith are Appointed to See that the Marriages

 

of the two first Mentioned Couples are Consumated in Good order

 

and Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting – –

 

and Wm Anthony ju: & Samuel Smith are Appointed to See that

 

the Marriage of Increase Smith & Elisabeth Barker be Consumated

 

in Good order and Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting

 

Jonathan Hussey & David Smith Report that they have not

Case of

Wm Sanford

jur referd

had an opportunity to Treat with Wm Sanford jur Therefore the

Matter is Refered under their Care, and they to make Report to the

Monthly Meeting as Soon as they Conveniently Can – –

Wm Taber

marriage

Wm Mosher & Barzillai Tucker Report that they attended the

Marriage of Wm Taber & Martha Hart, and that it was Consu=

 

-mated in Good order – –

Chusing

overseers

refered

A new Choice of overseers is Refer’d to next Monthly Meeting

This meeting hath Collected £7–15s–2d old Tener – –

Treasurer paid

Tim Russell

The Treasurer hath paid Timothy Russell five Dollars for keep-

-ing the meeting House half a year by the direction of this Meeting

adjourn

This Meeting adjourns to the 27th Instant – –

mett

At a Monthly Meeting hld by Adjournment the 27th of

 

the 12th month 1769 The Representatives being Called both

Answers

to Queries

& Epistles

Sent up

Representatives

present; The Queries have been read and Answered

This meeting hath Signed an Epistle to the Quarterly Mee-

ting, And Caleb Russell & William Mosher are Appointed

to attend the Quarterly Meeting & Present the Epistle with

the P. Answers, and to make Report to ye next Monthly Meeting

To Collect

money for

Books

Jonathan Hussey, Wm Anthony jur & Samuel Smith are Ap-

pointed to Collect the Money for the Books, and to Send it to

John Dockry as Soon as May be, According to the Request of the

 

Last Quarterly Meeting;

 

first mo:

1770

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 15th of

the first Month 1770, The Representatives are Jonathan Hussey

 

and Wm Barker both Present – –

Benj Howland

2nd proposal

of marriage

Benja Howland 2d and Silvester Smith Declared Their

Intentions of Marriage at this Meeting, and were desired

to wait till next Monthly Meeting for their Answer, and

 

John Potter & Thomas Hicks are appointed to Enquire into the

 

Said Benja Howland; Clearness in Respect to Marriage &

 

Conversation, and make Report to next Monthly Meeting

 

Abraham Tucker & David Smith Report that they Attended

Peter Barnad

marriage

John Wood

& Increase

Smith’s

marriage

the Marriages of Peter Barnard & Rebecca Hussey, and John

Wood & Dinah Hussey which were Consumated in Good order

and Wm Anthony jur & Samuel Smith Make the Like Report

Respecting the Marriage of Increase Smith & Elisabeth Barker

M. Cornell’s

Certificate

Mary Cornell wife of Daniel Cornell has Produced a Removal

Certificate from the Monthly Meeting of Coakset which hath

 

been Read and Accepted – –

C. Brigg

accepted

The women friends Inform that they have accepted of Catherine

Briggs’s Paper Condemning her Marrying out of unity of friends

 

which This Meeting Concurs with – –

Chusing Over

seers Refer’d

A New Choice of overseers is Refer’d to the next Monthly Meeting

and the following friends are Chosen as a Committee for that

 

Service for one Month, /viz/ Daniel Cornell, Jonathan Hussey

 

Wm Barker, & Nicolas Howland, and they to Make Report

 

to the next Monthly Meeting; – –

Report from

Quar meeting

Caleb Russell and Wm Mosher Report that they attended the

Marriage Quarterly Meeting Agreeable to Appointment, and they

 

have Produced an Epistle from the Same, which hath been

 

read & Kindly Accepted – –

State of Trea

sury

The friends Appointed have Adjusted Accompts with the

Treasurer, and there Remains in the Stock £10-6-2 d old Tener

money Sent

to pay for

Books

and they also Report that they have fulfilled their Appoint-

ment in Regard to the Books, and that they have Sent all the

money in the Stock to pay for Sd Books

Complaint

against

S. Wilcox

William Smith hath Exhibited a Complaint against Stephen

Wilcox for Neglecting to pay him his due, which the overseers

hath brought to this Meeting with a Scandulous Report Re-

 

-Specting the Sd Wilcox’s deceiving of Benja Gifford of Falmouth

 

by taking Money of him to Convey to William Smith & Converted

 

it to his own use, and also that he Neglects to attend Meetings

 

both for Worship & discipline, for all which offences the overseers

 

have Labour’d with him, and this Meeting doth Appoint Abraham

 

Tucker, Joseph Gifford & Barzillai Tuker[Tucker] to Labour further with

 

the Sd Wilcox in order to Convince him of the Above Sd offences &

 

to make Report to the next Monthly Meeting

David Shepherd

request a

Certificate

David Shepherd desires a Certificate to the Monthly Meeting of

Rhod-Island of his Clearness in Respect to Marriage & Conversation

Therefore Caleb Russell & Job Russell are Appointed to Make Inquiry

 

& draw one for him if they think Proper, and bring it to the next

 

Monthly Meeting – –

Complaint

against

Elihu Mosher

One of the overseers with another friend have Exhibited a

Complaint against Elihu Mosher for Marrying out of the unity of

friends, for which they Labour’d with him, and he declines to make

 

Satisfaction, Therefore Joseph Gifford and Barzillai Tucker are ap-

 

-pointed to Labour farther with him, and to Make Report to

 

the next Monthly Meeting;

 

2 mo:

1770

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 19th

of the 2d Month 1770, The Representatives are Caleb

 

Russell & Jonathan Hussey both Present – –

 

The friends Appointed to Enquire into Benja Howlands

Friends app 

appointed

reprt

Benja

Howland 2d

case not

Clear

Clearness Report that they don’t find him Quite Clear

and they also Report that the widows Estate is not Settled

According to Good order, Therefore John Potter & Thos Hicks

are Still Continued in the Same Service, And they are

also Appointed with Jonathan Hussey & Benja Slocum to

See that the widows Estate be Settled According

to Good order, and to make Report to the next Monthly Meeting

Choosing

overseers refer’d

friends appointed

to assist them

continued

a New Choice of overseers is Refer’d to the next Monthly Meeting

The friends Appointed as overseers Last month Report that they

have been in a Progress to discharge their Trust, and have

found tolarable Good Satisfaction, Therefore they are Still

Continued in the Same Service one month Longer, and to

 

make Report to the next Monthly Meeting – –

The meeting

conclude

to deny

Step Wilcox

The friends appointed to Labour with Stephen Wilcox Report

that they have discharged their Trust in that Respect, and

that he Gave them Some Encouriagement to Appear at this

Meeting, which he hath failed of, and hath not Sent any

 

Excuse for his offence, and their Report not being Satisfactory

 

and this Meeting being Clear of any further Labour with

 

him, have Concluded to deny the Said Stephen Wilcox, and

 

do Appoint Joseph Gifford, Daniel Cornell & Samuel Smith

 

to draft a paper of Denial Against him, Agreeable to

 

his offences, and to bring it to next Monthly Meeting, and they

 

to Inform Said Stephen of the Conclusion of this Meeting – –

Certification

for David

Shepherd

This Meeting hath Signed a Certificate for David Shepherd

to the Monthly Meeting of Rhode-Island Certifying his Clear-

in Respect to Marriage & Conversation – –

minutes

to be

reviewed

Abraham Tucker, Joseph Tucker, Samuel Smith, Job Russell

and Barzillai Tucker are Appointed to Review the Meeting

Minutes, to See what part they think Proper to go on Record

 

and to make Report to the next Monthly Meeting – –

E. Mosher

paper

Elihu Mosher hath Given in a paper to this Meeting Con-

demning his disorderly Marriage, which is Refer’d under

 

the Care of the friends Appointed Last Monthly Meeting to

 

Labour with him – –

E. Gifford

paper

Elihu Gifford hath Given in a paper to this Meeting

Condemning his disorderly Marriage, which is Refer’d

 

under the Care of William Barker

Wm Anthony Jur

[pa]per accepted

William Anthony jur hath Given in a Paper to this Mee-

-ting Condemning his falt Against John Russell, which

 

this Meeting hath Concluded to Accept, Provided he Cause it

 

to be Read at the Close of a first day Meeting of worship he being

 

Present, and Make Report to the next Monthly Meeting, and

 

then to Return Said Paper – –

 

This meeting adjourns to the 28th Instant

 

At a Monthly Meeting mett According to adjornment the

 

28th of the 2d month 1770, The Representatives being Called

 

both Present – –

Hepzabah

Shearman

disowned

The women friends Inform that they have denied Hephzi-

bah Shearman for Marrying out of the unity of friends

which this Meeting Concurs with – –

James Davis

and Wife gave

in a paper

James Davis and his wife have Given in a paper to this

this Meeting, Signifying their Sorrow for their falling into

the Sin of Fornication which is Refer’d under the Care of

 

Paul Russell and Daniel Cornell, and they are desired to

 

Treat with them Respecting the above Sd offence, and to make

 

Report to the next Monthly Meeting

 

3d mo:

1770

At a monthly meeting held in Dartmouth the 19th 3rd mo

1770 The Representetives are Thomas Hicks 2nd & Samuel Smith

 

Both Present The Friends appointed to inspect into Benjni-

Benj Howland 2nd

Clearness

Howland the 2nd Clearness Respecting marriage & Conversation Repoart

that they have made inquiery and dont find any thing

Benj Howland2

proposal of

marriage

Material to hinder his proceeding in marage Benjm Howland 2nd

& Selvester Smith appeared for their answer which was that

they might Proceed to Take Each other in marrage in Some

 

Convenant Time between this & the next monthly meeting

 

advising with the overseors for that purpose and Thomas

 

Hicks & Samuel Smith are appointed to See their marrage

 

Consomated in good order & make Report to the next monthly meeting

Caleb Russell Jur

proposal of

marriage

Caleb Russell Jur & Content Gifford declared thire intention

marrage at this meeting and was Desired to wate untill the

next monthly meeting for Their answer & William Barker &

 

Berzillar Tucker are appointed to Enquire into the yonug mans

 

Clearness Respecting marrage & Conversation and make Report to

Friends

added to

overseers

continued

to the next monthly meeting, The Friends appointed as overseers

at the Last monthly meeting Report that they have in a good

Degree Discharged their Trust Reposed in them and they are still

Continued in the Same Cervise one month Longer and to make

 

Report to the Next monthly meeting and Wilm Mosher &

 

Samuel Smith are aded to the [?]afore Sd Committe of oversee[rs]

Paper of

denial of

Stphen

Wilcox

Signed

The Friends appointed to Draw a paper of denial against Stephe[n]

Wilcooks[Wilcox] and to inform him of the Conclusion of Last monthly

Meeting Report that they have Discharged their Trust in the respect

And that the Sd Stephen gave them Some incoragement of

Trying to make Friends Satisfaction at this meeting which

 

He hath failed off therefore the Clark hath Signed Sd paper by

 

order of this meeting and he is appointed to Read Sd paper at

 

the Close of a first day meeting for Worship between this & the

 

Next monthly meeting & he then to make Report

Minutes

Reviewed

The Committee appointed to purruse the monthly meetings minutes

Report that they have done it and have Left them with Saml

P. Wings

Certificate

Smith to be Reccorded, This meeting hath Signed a Removel

Certificate for Peace Wing wife of Benjn Wing to the monthly

Rebecca

Cornal

Received

meeting of Sandwich, The women Friends inform that they have

Minuted [Cornell] under Friends their Care which this meeting

Wm Anthony jr

paper read

Conkirs[Concurs] with, Wilm Anthony Junior hath Reported to this meeting

that his paper hath been Read and returned to the meeting

 

According to the apointment of Last monthly meeting Which S[?]

Jame Davis

Case referd

The Friends apointed to treat with James Davis and his wife

Report that they have not had an opertunity to discharge their

 

Trust therefore they are Still Continued in the Same Servis & to make

 

Report to the Next monthly meeting,

report of

meetings

in Allen &

Smiths Neck

The Friends apointed to have the Care of the meeting granted to be

held in Allins[Allens] neck and in Smiths neck Report that they have

Attended Sd meetings which hath been keept to good Satisfaction

T. Briggs

Request

Thomas Briggs Requests be taken under Friends Care therefore Seth

Shearman & Wm Sanford are appointed to inquire into his Life &

 

Conversation and make Report to next monthly meeting – –

 

The Queries hath been Read and answered in this meeting – –

Certificate

Ann Gifford

This meeting hath Signed a Certificate for our Friend Anna Gifford

to the Quarterly meeting of Sandwich Certifing that her Testimony

 

& Conversation is accepted among us

Certificate

for Paul

Rusel

This meeting hath Signed a Certificate for Paul Russell to the [care]

of Sandwich Quarterly meeting Certifiing that his Conversation &

Testemony is in unity among us – –

Epistle signd

This meeting hath Signed an Epistle to the Quarterly meeting

Representatives

to be held next at Rhodisland and Abraham Tucker Joseph

 

Tucker Samul Smith Wim Mosher Thomas Hicks 2d are apointed

 

to attend the Quarterly meeting and to Present the Epistle with

 

the answers to the Queries and they to make Report to the next

Complaint

against

J. Russell

Monthly meeting: The overseers hath Exhibitted a Complint

against John Russel [Russell] for Reporting from time to time that

Wim Anthony Junir was a false man & a Deceiver and he

 

Refuses to Condemn it according to the Judgment of the

 

Arbitrators therefore this meeting appoints John Potter Prince

 

Allin[Allen] and Joseph Gifford to inspect into the Cause of Sd Russels [Russells]

 

Refusing to Comply to Condemn his fault as aforesaid and to

 

Labour with him as they may find ocation and to make report

T. Hick App:

Treasurer

who is dismiss

to the Next monthly meeting Thomas, Hicks 2d is appointed

Treasurer for this meeting in Stead of David Smith which the

Request This meeting doth appoint Joseph Gifford & Barzer

Stephen

Wilcox to have

a copy of deial

Tucker to Serve Stephen Wilcks [Wilcox] with a Coppy of his Denial

And make Report to the next monthly meeting Samuel Smith &

Treasurers

accompt to be

compared

Benjam Slocom [Slocum] are appointed to Compair the Treasurers accounts

With the Records & make Report to the next monthly

Meeting this meeting hath Colected – – £10 S8 3 old tener

 

4th mo:

1770

At a monthly meeting held in Dartmouth the 16th

of the 4th month 1770, The Representatives are William

 

Barker & Barzillai Tucker both Present; – –

 

Wm Barker & Barzillai Tucker Report that they have

 

Answered Their Appointment in Regard to Caleb Russell ju

 

and find nothing to hinder his Proceeding in Marriage – –

Caleb Rus=

=sell Ju

Proposal

of marriage

Caleb Russell jur & Content Gifford appear’d for their Answer

which was that they minght Proceed to take each other in

Marriage in Some Convenient time between this & the next

Monthly Meeting, Advising with the overseers for that purpose

 

and Wm Barker & Barzillai Tucker are Appointed to See the

 

Same Consumated in Good order & make Report to the next

 

Monthly Meeting

Benj How=

=land 2

marriage

The Friends Appointed to See the Marriage of Benja Howland the 2d

and Silvester Smith Consumated in good order Report that they

attended their Said Marriage, and that it was Consumated in Good order

overseers

continued

The Friends appointed as overseers Report that have discharged

Their Trust in Some degree, therefore they are Still Continued

 

one month Longer in the Same Service, and to make Report to

 

the next Monthly Meeting ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

 

Stephen Wilcox’s paper of Denial hath been Read According

 

to the Appointment of Last Monthly Meeting, and is as followeth

Testimo

=ny Against

S. Wilcox

Whereas Stephen Wilcox of Dartmouth in the County of Bristol

in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, Having

been Educated under the Care of friends, and has long made

 

Profession with us, and in times past bore a Publick Testimony

 

which was Acceptable Among us, Yet Nevertheless with Sorrow we

 

find that thro’ the Prevailence of the Adversary, and disregarding

 

the divine Principal of Life in his own heart, he has So deviated

 

from the way of Truth, and the Profession he has made as to

 

fall into Several Reproachful Evils & disorders, particularly

 

in that he being Intrusted by a Friend of Falmouth to Carry Some

 

money to William Smith and Converted the Same to his own use

 

whereby he betrayed his Trust, and very Much deceived the S,d

 

friend, for the want of which money the Said Wm Smith hath

 

Exhibited his Complaint to this meeting, and likewise the

 

Said Stephen is found in the Neglect of that Indispensable duty

 

of attending Religious Meetings of Divine Worship and discipline

 

And friends having in Great love & tenderness toward him Re-

 

-peatedly Visited him & Labour’d with him in order to discover to

 

him the Evil of his ways, and Reclaim him from his outgoings

 

But our Labour of Love not obtaining the desired Effect to

 

the Satisfaction of this Meeting, Therefore for the Clearing of [Truth erased]

 

the precious Truth and friends from the Reproach of Such Evils and

 

defective Members this Meeting is Concerned to Give this forth as

 

a Testimony Against him, and do hereby Publickly disown the

 

Said Stephen Wilcox from being a member of our Society, and

 

from under the Care of this meeting, Sincerely desiring (if

 

it be Consistant with Divine pleasure) that he may yet Return

 

from the Evil of his ways, and by an unfeigned Repentance

 

and Reformation, be Restored to the way of Truth & Salvation.

 

Given forth by our Monthly Meeting of friends held in Dartm.o

 

the 19th of the 3,d month 1770,

 

And Signed in & by order of Said Meeting by Job Russell Clerk

order

to give

S Wilcox

Coppy of

denial

The friends Appointed to Serve Stephen Wilcox with a Coppy of the forego-

-ing denial, Report that they Gave him only Coppies of the minutes

of his denial therefore they are Still Requested to Serve him with

a Coppy of the Above denial, and to make Report to the next

Monthly Meeting ~ ~ ~

 

The Freinds Appointed to Enquire into Thomas Briggs’s Life and

Tho Brig

request

Continued

Conversation on his Request to Come under friends Care, and to

Treat with him in that Respect, one of the Said friends Report

that but one of them has had an oppertunity to Speak with him

 

Therefore they are Still Continued in the Same Service, and to make

 

Report to the next Monthly Meeting ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Report from

Quarterly

meeting

The friends Appointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting Report

that they all attended According to Appointment, and have Producd

an Epistle from the Same which hath been read and Kindly accepted

John

Russell

case continud

The Committee Appointed to Treat with John Russell for his

fault Cognised in the Last Monthly Meeting Report that they

desire one month longer to discharge their Trust in that Respect

 

Therefore they are Continued in the Same Service and to make

 

Report next monthly meeting – –

To compare

Treasurers

accompts

referd

The Committee Appointed to Compare the Treasurers Accompts

with the Records Report that they have not had an oppertunity

to fulfill that Service, Therefore they are Still Continued in Sd

Service and to make Report to the next monthly meeting – –

Book

of disci-

-pline

Transcrib,d

for Coak-

-set

meeting

Samuel Smith Reports that he hath Joined with a friend

of Coakset monthly meeting, and they have Transcribed the

Book of Discipline According to the Appointment of this

Meeting Some months past, for which he Charges this meeting

£7 – 1 – 6 old Tenner which is allowed, and he is Tolerated

to draw the money out of the Treasury if there be Enough in its

Stock, and he to make Report next monthly meeting – –

J Potter &

S. Sherman

accompt

John Potter and Seth Shearman hath brought an Accompt to this

meeting for one Trenching Shoval which Cost – – £2  5  0

which this meeting allows

E. Mosher’s

Paper

accepted

Elihu Mosher hath Given in a paper to this Meeting Some months

past, Condemning his Marrying out of the unity of friends, and

now a Report hath been made to Tolerable Good Satisfaction

 

Therefore his Said paper is accepted – –

Rebecca

Ricketson

denial

This Meeting hath Signed a paper of Denial Against Rebecca Rickeston [Ricketson]

for falling into the Sin of Fornication, and the Clerk of this Meeting

is ordered to read the Same at the Close of a first day meeting for

 

worship between this and the next monthly meeting, and then to make

 

Report thereof – –

S. Almy

denied

The women friends Enform that they have denied Sarah Almy for

Marrying out of the unity of friends which this meeting Concurs with

B. Russel’s

paper

Barnabas Russell hath Given in a paper to this Meeting Condemning

his disorder in taking the oath in Common form, which this meeting accepts

James Davis

[&] wife

[p]aper

[a]cceptd

James Davis and his wife have Given in a Paper to this Meeting

Condemning their falling into the Sin of Fornication, which this Meeting

Concludes to accept Provided they Cause the Same to be Read at the

Close of a first day meeting for worship they being Present, and Return

 

Said paper to the next Monthly meeting, and make Report of its being read

[Jos] Rotch

[jur] requ

est a

certificate

Joseph Rotch Ju,r Informs that he Intends to go to London and desires

a Certificate, therefore Caleb Russell & Samuel Smith are Appointed to

Enquire into his Conversation and in his Clearness Respecting Marriage

and to draft a Certificate for him if they find things Clear and to

 

bring it to the next monthly meeting – –

Barnabas

Request a

Certificate

Barnabas Russell likewise Informs that he Intends a Voiage [voyage] to

London and desires a Certificate, and Joseph Gifford & Samuel

Smith are to make the like Enquiry Concerning him, and to draft a

 

Certificate for him if they find him Clear & to bring it to the next

 

Monthly Meeting – –

Complaint

against

Hum Smith

son of

Humphry

The overseers have Exhibited a Complaint Against Humphry

Smith the Son of Humphry for falling into the Sin of Fornication

and in frequently drinking of Spirituous Liquor to Excess, and in

frequently using of bad Language, for all of which Evils they have

Labour’d with him and he declines to Condemn his offences to

 

their Satisfaction, Therefore this Meeting do Appoint John Potter &

 

Thomas Hicks to Labour with him as they may find freedom, and

 

to draft a paper of denial against Him if he do not Give them

 

Satisfaction, & Inform him of their Appointment, and make Report

 

to the next monthly Meeting – – – – –

 

5th mo:

1770

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 21 of the

5th month 1770, The Representatives are Samuel Smith and

 

Barzillai Tucker both Present – –

 

Wm Barker and Barzillai Tucker Report that they attend,d

Caleb

Russell Ju

marriage

the Marriage of Caleb Russell Ju,r and Content Gifford, and

that it was Consumated in Tolerable Good order – –

oversers

Continued

The friends Appointed as overseers Report that they have been

in a Labour to discharge the Trust Reposed in them, therefore

gave S Wilcox

coppy of

denial

they are Continued in that Service one month Longer as heretofore

The friends Appointed to Serve Stephen Wilcox with a Coppy of

his denial, Report that they have fulfilled their Appointment

Case of

Tho Briggs

The friends Appointed to Treat with Thos Briggs Respecting his

Request to Come under friends Care Report that things are not

 

Clear, and the Said friends desire to be Excused from that Service

 

which is Granted, and do Appoint Joseph Tucker, John Potter &

 

Job Russell in the Room of the afores,d friends that were Excused

 

and they to make Report next monthly meeting – –

F Elisabeth

Kirby

disownd

This meeting hath Signed a paper of Denial Against Elisabeth

Kirby daughter of Robert Kirby, for falling into the Sin of

Fornication, and the Clerk of this meeting is ordered to read S,d

 

paper at the Close of a first day meeting of worship between

 

This & the next Monthly Meeting and then to make Report – –

C. Macum

ber - &

wife’s

Certifi:

Caleb Macumber & his wife have Removed within the Compass

of this meeting, and Each of them have Produced a Removal

Certificate which have been read and Accepted – –

Certificates

for Jos Rocth Jur

and Barnabas

Russell

This Meeting have Signed Certificates for Joseph Roch [Rotch] jur

and Barnabas Russell to friends in London – –

Accounts Settled

with the former

Treasurr

Benja Slocum and Samuel Smith Report that they have

Compared the former Treasurers Accounts with the Records of

This meeting as far as Seems Needful, and find no Error – –

S Smith

Recd money for

Tra[n]sc Book

Samuel Smith Reports that he hath Received the mon[e]y out

of the Treasury for Transcribing the Book of Discipline According

to the order of Last monthly Meeting – –

R. Ricket=

[=]son’s

denial

Rebecca Ricketsons Paper of Denial hath been Read

According to the Appointment of Last Monthly Meeting

which paper is as follows – –

 

Whereas Rebecca Ricketson Daughter of John Ricketson and

 

Phebe his wife, being under friends Care having (Through the Pre-

 

-vailence of the Adversary, and the depravity of her own Nature)

 

fallen into the Reproachful Sin of Fornication, as Appears by her

 

being deliver,d of a bastard Child, and friends having Suffi-

 

-ciently Labour,d with her for her Recovery, and to Restore her

 

to the way of Truth, but friends Labour not Proving Effectuel

 

She Appearing obstinate, & no appearance of hearty Sorrow, there-

 

-fore for the Clearing of the Truth and friends from the Reproach

 

thereof, This meeting Gives this forth as a Publick Testimony Against

 

her, hereby disowning her the Said Rebecca Ricketson from being

 

one of our Society, and from under the Care of this Meeting, until

 

by unfeigned Repentance She Shall Return to the way of Truth

 

Given forth at our Monthly Meeting of friends held in Dartmouth

 

on the 16 day of the 4th month 1770 – –

 

Signed in & on behalf of S.d meeting by

{ Job Russell Clerk

     

Hephzibah Hussey Clerk

James Davis

paper not read

James Davis hath failed of making the Report of Reading his paper

and his wife’s According to the Provisal of Last Monthly Meeting

 

Therefore Caleb Russell is Appointed to Treat with with him for his

 

Neglect, and to make Report to the next Monthly Meeting – –

 

The Committee Appointed on Account of John Russell Report as

 

follows, which is Accepted in this Meeting, and is as followeth

Report on John

Russell case

Agreeable to the Minute from our monthly meeting we have

heard John Russell’s Reasons why he Refused to Comply with the

 

Judgment of the Arbitrators, which Reasons we think not Suf=

 

=ficient to Excuse him, Therefore it is our Judgment that John

 

Russell Publickly Condemns what the Arbitrators found him

 

Guilty of, Agreeable to their Judgment

Joseph Gifford

     

John Potter

     

Prince Allen

John Russell’s paper not

accepted

And the Said John Russell hath Given in a paper to this Meeting which

this Meeting thinks is too Short, and do not accept of it, Therefore

 

Peleg Gifford and Jedidiah Allen are Appointed to Labour with

 

the Said Russell to Condemn his fault Agreeable to the Judgment

 

of the afore S,d Committee, and to return him his paper and let him

 

Know the mind of this Meeting, and to make Report to next

 

monthly meeting – –

Hum: Smith

son of Hum

case continud

The Committee Appointed to Labour with Humphry Smith Son of

Humphry Smith Report that they have not had an oppertunity

to discharge themselves in that Respect, Therefore they are Still

 

Continued in that Service, until next monthly meeting and then to

 

Make Report – – – – –

 

6 mo:}

1770

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 18th

of the 6th month 1770 – – The Representatives are Caleb

 

Russell and Jonathan Hussey both Present ~ ~ ~ ~

report of

overseers

The Friends Appointed as overseers Report that they have been

in a Progress to discharge the Trust Reposed in them.

 

Jonathan Hussey, Daniel Cornell, Samuel Smith, W,m Barker

 

W.m Mosher are Appointed overseers for the year Ensuing ~ ~

T. Briggs

declines

his Request

The^friends Appointed to Treat with Thomas Briggs on his Request to Come

under friends Care, Report that he declines his Request at

Present, things not being Clear – –

 

Elisabeth Kirby’s Paper of denial hath been read According to

 

the Appointment of Last Monthly Meeting, and is as follows – –

E. Kirby’s

Denial

Whereas Elisabeth Kirby Daughter of Robert Kirby and

Abigail his wife having had her Education among friends under

 

the care of this Meeting, yet thro’ the Infirmety Insinuation of the

 

adversary, and the depravity of her own Nature hath So far

 

gone astray from her Education and the Profession we bear, as

 

to fall into the Reproachfull Sin of Fornication, as Appears by

 

her having a Bastard Child. And friends having Sufficiently

 

Labour’d with her in Love for her Recovery, but our Labour

 

of love not obtaining the desired Effect to the Satisfaction of

 

this Meeting. Therefore for the clearing of Truth and friends

 

from the Reproach of Such Enormities This meeting Gives this

 

this forth as a Testimony against her, hereby Publickly disown-