book iii: 1762–1785

Note:

Continued from Volume 1.

2mo 1773

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth ye 15: 2nd mo 1773

 

the Representatives are Samuel Smith and James Davis present

Jos Russell Ju

marriage

David Sheepherd [Shepherd] Reports that he attended the Marraige of Joseph

Russell & Mehetable Howland According to Appointment which

 

was Consomated Orderly & Sd David has rend[e]red a Excuse for his

 

not making Report Last monthly meeting

Shearman

Craw give

in a paper

The Committee appointed to treat with Sherman Craw Report

that they have treated with him and he gave them a good Degree

of Satisfaction, and Sd Craw hath given in a paper to this meeting

 

Signifying his Sorrow, Therefor the matter is Referd under the

 

Cair [care] of the above Sd Committee and Paul Russell is ad[d]ed to them

 

for a further Trial of his Sencerity and they to Report to next meeting

 

when they think Necessary

 

The Committee appointed to inquire into the matter Respecting

T. Almy

Certificate

Signd

Thos Almy, have Draughted a Certificate on his behalf, to the mo

meeting of Acoakset which was Signed by the Clerk in behalf

of this meeting

Complaint

against David

Smith

The Committee appointed Respecting the Complaint of Wm Barker

and Daniel Cornal [Cornell] against David Smith for Reporting that Some

of the Overseers were false men, Report as followeth and is Accepted

 

To the Monthly Meeting of Dartmouth – –

 

Agreeable to your Appointment last monthly meeting we have made

 

Inquirey into the Grounds of the Complaint of Wm Barker & Daniel

Judgment

against

D. Smith

Cornel Against David Smith and we find by undoutted Evidences

that Sd David Smith has Publickly Reported that Some of the

Overseers of our Meeting were false men to the Defamaing of

 

them therefore our Judgment is that Sd David Smith Ought as

 

Publickly to Condemn the Same, as he Reported the Scandel – –

 

Given forth by your Comte

 

Nicholass Howland

 

this 10th the 2mo 1773

 

John Ricketson

     

Benja Taber

     

Wm Wood

     

Benja Howland 2nd

 

David Smith Requests a Coppy of the Complaint of Wm Barker

 

& Daniel Cornel against him which is granted

D:S appeal

granted

Lik[e]wise Sd David Requests an Appeal from the afore Sd Judgment

to the Quarterly meeting which is granted – –

Settled

accoump with

Treasurer

The Committee Appointed to Settle Accounts with the Treasurer

Report that they have Settled Sd Accoumpts and Remain in the

Stock 23£ : 1S : 2d old tennor – –

account of

meetings debt

The Sd Committee also Inform that they have Collected the Chief

Debts against this meeting which amount to 35£ – 12S – 2d; L[awful]: mon[ey]

 

this meeting Collected the Sum of - – 13£ – 12S – 2d Old tennor

Order on Treasurer

and the Treasurer is Ordered to Deliver £2:0-0 Lawfull money

 

to the Overseers of the poor for the Use of the poor – –

 

and Sd Treasurer is Ordered to pay Wm Anthony Ju 1£ – 2S – 2d L. money

 

for Repairing the meeting house – –

money to be

raised

Samuel Smith is Appointed to Draught Subscriptions for to

Raise money to Defray the above Sd Debts and bring them

 

to the Adjournment of this meeting, this meeting Adjourns

 

to the Last forth Day in this month

 

2mo 1773

At a Monthly Meeting meet by Adjournment 24th : 2mo : [1]773

 

the Representatives were Called Samuel Smith present

The case of

Dav Smith

this meeting has further Consid[e]red the matter Respecting David Smith

and do appoint Prince Allen Seth Sherman Abraham Tucker to Show

 

him the Judgment that was Read and Accepted at the first sitting

 

of this meeting in Consequence of the Complaint of Wm Barker

 

and Daniel Cornal and to Labour with the Sd David to Comply

 

therewith- and make Report to the next monthly meeting

Commit

to correct

ye minutes

Thos Hicks Samuel Smith Job Russell Wm Anthony Ju are

appointed to Correct the monthly meeting minutes in order to

be Put on Record And also to Inspect the papers and they to burn[?]

 

them that appear to be of no Use or Service and make Report

 

to next Mo Meeting – –

Papers for

Subscrip=

=tions

Samuel Smith hath Drafted papers for Subscriptions agreeable

to Appointment And Caleb Russell Prince Allen Gideon Howland

William Mosher Timothy Russell & Jonathan Hussey are appointed

 

to Communicate Sd papers to Each member of this meeting that

 

are able) in order for them to Subscribe thereto & Sd Committee

 

to Receive the money and pay the Same into the Treasury

 

of this meeting and make Return of their doings, and the

 

Sum total So Collected to this meeting as Soon as they Can

 

with Conveniency

J: Hussey

overseer

of ye buring

ground

Jonathan Hussey is appointed to have the Oversight of

the Buriing [Burying] Ground belonginging belonging to this meeting

in the Room [place] of Daniel Russell Deceasd


3mo 1773

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 15th ye 3mo 1773

 

the Representatives are William Mosher & William Wood present

Treasurer

paid out

money

the Treasurer Reports that he hath paid the Overseers of the poor

£2 – 0S – 0d Lawfull money also paid Wm Anthony Ju 19[?]£ – 2S – 2d L money

as Ordered last monthly meeting – –

Report of Comtee

on David

Smith case

The Committee appointed to Shew David Smith the Judgment

in Consequence of the Complaint of Daniel Cornal & Wm Barker

against Said David, and to labour with him to Comply therewith

 

Report as followeth which is Accepted

 

Agreeable to appointment we have Shewed David Smith the

 

Judgment of the Committee appointed to Judge & Determine between

 

Said Smith and the Overseers of our Meeting which was read and

 

Accepted in our Last monthly Meeting (David Smith present)

 

we have Likewise laboured with Sd aSmith to Comply with Said

 

Judgment which he Refusses to do and Still Insisted upon his

 

appeal to the Quarterly meeting

Abraham Tucker

 

Dated Dartmo ye 15th 3mo 1773

Seth Sherman

     

Prince Allen

To correct

Miniutes &

Record them

The Committee appointed to Correct the Monthly Meeting

minuets & Inspect the loos[e] papers & burn those that appear

to be of no Use or Service Report that they have fulfilled their

 

appointment & Samll Smith & Wm Anthony Ju is to Record Sd Mi:

Step: Merithew

desires a

Certificate

Stephen Mearithew [Merithew] hath Removed within the Compass of

Sandwich Monthly Meeting and Desires a Removel Certificate

therefore we Appoint John Williams & James Davice [Davis] to Inquire

 

into his Life and Conversation & also to see if his Outward

 

affairs be Set[t]led to Satisfaction and Draught a Certificate

 

for him if they find things Clear and Report to next mont[hly] meeting

Report of

Comtee about

yearly meet

ing

The Committee appointed to Consult with Acoakset Mo Meeting

about the Alteration of our yearly meeting Report as followeth

which is Accepted

We the Committee appointed by the Moonthly Meetings of Dartmouth

 

and Accoakset, Persuaht [Pursuant] to appointment we have Weightily

 

Consid[e]red the matter in R[e]gard to an Alteration in our yearly

agreed yt

Coakset

& Aponigst

yearly

meetings

be two

Distinct

meetings

meeting, And have Agreed that Sd yearly meeting be two distinct

meetings the better to Accomodate the Select meeting and

that they both be held at the Same time as heretofore and

that the time of meeting be first as followeth (viz)

The first day of said meeting to begin at the twelfth

hour the Second Day at the Eleventh hour & the last Day at ye

tenth hour Dartmouth the 10th of ye 3mo 177[3?]

 

Joshua Davel

Joseph Tucker

   

Samel Smith

Abraham Tucker

   

Paul Russell

Jona Hussey

   

Leomuel Sisson

Joseph Tripp

     

Job Russell

 

The Queries hath been answerd in this meeting and an Epistle

Represe:

to ye Q:

meeting

Signed to the Quarterly meeting and orderd forward by the Repre:

who are Wm Mosher Samuel Smith Barzillia Tucker Prince

Allen & Job Russell and Likewise Sd Representatives are to

 

Procure Such papers & Coppies as shall appear Necessary and

 

Report to next Monthly Meeting

 

4mo

1773

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth ye 19th ye 4mo 1773

the Representatives are Thos Hicks & James Davice [Davis] Present

Certificate

for Step

Merithew

This meeting hath signed a Removal Certificate for Stephen

Mearithew [Merithew] to the Monthly Meeting of Sandwich – –

Report from

Quart 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

J: Case

Desires a

Certificate

Job Case Informs that he is about to Remove to the Oblong

and Desires a Removal Certificate for himself and Children, therefore

do Appoint Prince Allen & Daniel Cornal [Cornell] to Inquire into his life

 

and Conversation and see that his Outward affairs be Sett[l]ed to

 

Satisfaction and Draw a Certificate for them if they find things

 

Clear and bring it to next monthly meeting – –

 

The friends appointed to have the Oversight of that meeting

 

at Bedford, Report that they attended Sd meeting which was

 

kept in a good Degree orderly, And the friends at Bedford

Meeting at

Bedford

Continued

Request that the weekday meeting there be Continued as here=

=tofore untill the Monthly Meeting in the tenth month Next,

which is granted and David Sheepherd [Shepherd] & James Davice [Davis] are

 

appointed to have the Oversight of Sd meeting to see that it

 

be kept orderly & in the Authority of truth and Report to the

 

tenth Month next – –

H. Cook

admited a

member

The Women friends Inform that they have Admitted Hannah

Cook A member of our Society which this meeting approveth

The friends at Newtown inform that they think it Necessary

Some meetings

discontinued

in New Town

to Drop Several meetings held on week Day there namely

the meeting held on that week our youths meeting is, and

also the meeting on that week our Monthly meeting is held

 

therefore Sd meetings are Discontinued for time to come

S: Craw

paper

Accepted

The Report Respecting Sherman Craw being Satisfactory

therefore this meeting accepts of his paper Condemning his

marr[y]ing out of the Unity of friends

 

This meeting is Informed by the Epistle from the

 

Quarterly Meeting that said meeting has Confirmed the

Judgment against

David Smith confirmed by

Quar meeting

the Judgment of this Meeting against David Smith

therefore we appoint Abraham Tucker Prince Allen and

James Davice [Davis] to Labour with Said Smith to Comply with

 

Said Judgment, and they to Report to next monthly meeting

Received

Extracts

from ye

Q meeting

This Meeting has Received 330 Extracts of Epistles from the

Quarterly Meeting which were Lat[e]ly Reprinted and are to be

Distributed among friends in generall – – ~

Money

Recd by

Subscrip

=tions

William Mosher Reports that he has Received by way of

Subscription £40 ″ 12S ″ 2d old tennor which he paid into the

Order on

Treasurer

Treasurey, And Sd Treasurer is orderd to pay Sd Sum to them

that has Demands on this meeting and Report to next mo

 

Meeting – – Collected at this meeting £6 ″18S ″ 0 Old Ten

 

5mo 1773

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth ye 17th 5mo 1773

 

the Representatives are Thos Hicks & Samll Smith present

on the case

of Job

Case

the friends appointed to Inquire into Job Casses Conversation and

Settlement of his outward affairs and prepare a Certificate for

him, Report that Sd Cases affairs are not all Settled therefore

 

they have not prepared one for him, and they are Continued in

 

that Service and to Report when ready – –

David

Smith

Case

The Committee appointed to Labour with David Smith

Reports as followeth that he is not willing to comply

and Sd matter is Referd to next monthly Meeting for Sd Smiths further Consideration under

 

the Same friends care as heretofor and then they to make Report

order on

Treasurer

The treasurer reports that he hath paid part of the

money as orderd last Monthly meeting, therefore he is Still

 

Continued to pay as Orderd and Report to next Mo meeting

 

when he thinks Necessary

J. Howland

Requests

Certificate

John Howland Requests a Certificate to the mo

meeting of Rhod Island Certif[y]ing his Clearness Respecting

marraig and Conversation, And we appoint David Shepherd

 

and James Davice to take the necessary Care

 

Care on that account and Draw a Certificate if they think

 

proper and bring to next monthly meeting

 

Friend Living at Bedford Request the Liberty to build

friends

Request to

build a Meet

house at

Bedford

a Meeting House there Therefore we appoint Joseph Tucker

Abraham Tucker Joseph Barker John Potter Benja Smith Ju Thos

Hicks & William Anthony Ju To Consider wheather it be best to

build a house there or not, and if they think best to build to

agree on what Size to build, and Report to next mo meeting

M: Stratton Receivd a member &

Susanh Wing

The women friends Inform that they have minueted [minuted] Margaret

Stratton and Susanah Wing under their Care which this

 

meeting Approveths of – –

 

Daniel Cornal [Cornell] hath Exhibitted a Complaint against

D. Cornel

Complaind

of Tho Smith

Thos Smith for accusing him of being a falls [false] man and saying

he Could prove it, which is Referd to next mo meeting by

Reason of Sd Smith not being present and John Potter is

 

appointed to Inform Sd Smith and Report to next mo meeting

 

this Meeting Collected £7 ″ 6S ″ 2d old tennor

 

6mo 1773

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth ye 25: 6mo 1773

 

the Representatives are Prince Allen & Wm Anthony Ju Present

 

the Committee appointed to have the Care of that matter

 

Respecting David Smith Report that he Refusses to Comply

 

with the Judgment of this Meeting and friends being Clear

 

from further Labour with him Do hereby Deny the Said

Da. Smith

Denied

David Smith from being a member of our Sosiety [Society] and Prince

Allen is Appointed to Inform sd Smith of his Denial and

 

Report to next mo meeting – –

J: H obtaind

Certificate

This Meeting has Signed a Certificate for John Howland to

the monthly meeting of Rhod Island Certifing his

 

Clearness Respecting maraige & Conversation

Thos Smith

Case

The Referance of Last Monthly Meeting Respecting Daniel

Cornal [Cornell] and Thos Smith, Now Coming under notice and we

 

appoint, David Sheepherd [Shepherd] Abraham Howland James Davice [Davis]

 

Seth Russell Joseph Barker to Inquire and here [sic] and Determine

 

between them in behalf of this meeting & Report to next Mo Meeting

Wm Mathews

visited

this

meeting

Our friend William Mathews hath Visited this meeting with his

Certificate from the Monthly Meeting of Worrington [Warrington] in theCounty

of York in Pennsilvania Dated the fifth month last, Whose labour

and Service in the Truth is well Accepted13 Likewise our friend John

 

Willis hath Visited us with a few Lines of Concur[r]ence from the

 

yearly Meeting of Flushing held the first of the 6mo 1773 whose

 

Visit was Kindly accepted – –

R:B & wives

Certificate

This Meeting hath Received Removals Certificates form [from] Rice Baker

and Wife from the Monthly Meeting of Acoakset

 

which is Accepted

Meetings to

begin at

the 11 hour

adjourn

This Meeting hath Concluded for friends to meet at the Eleventh

hour in the fore noon at all our meetings for worship Except

our yearly Meetings – – this meeting Adjourns to the first

Six Day in next month

mett

At a Monthly Meeting held according to adjournment

 

the 2nd day of the 7mo 1773 the Representatives both present

Wm Anthony Jur

Clerk

William Anthony jur is Chosen Clerk for this day and untill

Job Russell Shall be able to attend the business

 

The Committee appointed to Consider about building a meeting

Building

Bedford

mee[t]ing house referd to Quar meeting

answers

Epistles &

Representa

House at Bedford, Report that they think it might be well

to build a House there, yet that matter is Referd to the

Quarterly Meeting for further advice, An Epistle to ye Quarterly meeting

was Signd Sent with ye answer to the Queries by our Representatives who are

Thos Hicks Barzillia Tucker Caleb Russell Seth Russell & Nicholas Howland


7 mo 1773

At a Monthly Meeting held at Dartmouth ye 19th ye 7mo 1773

 

the Representatives are Wm Mosher & Samuel Smith present

Luthan Wood

proposal

of marriage and Ben Sawdy

L.W & S. W

published

Luthan Wood and Susannah Wing Decleard their Intentions of

marraige, also Benjamin Sawdy & Hannah Cook Declerd

Their Intentions of marraige (they having produced their parents

Consent in writing to Satisfaction) and were Desird to wait till

next monthly meeting for their Answer, And Prince Allen and

 

Joseph Barker are appointed to Inquire into Luthan Woods Clearness

 

Respecting marraige and Conversation, And Barzillia Tucker and

 

Wm Wood are appointed to Inquire into Benja Sawdies Clearness Respecting

 

marriage & Conversation and Report to next mo meeting – –

D Smith in=

=formed of his

denial

Prince Allen Informs that he Informd David Smith of his Denial

as orderd Last mo meeting

Tho Smiths

Case referd

The Committee appointed on Account of Thos Smith & Daniel Cornal

Report that they han had an opportunity to Discharge themselves

 

therefore the matter is Referd under their Care and they to make

 

Report to next monthly meeting – –

Return from

Qur meeting

The friends appointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting Report that

they all attended Except Seth Russell & he hath Renderd an Excuse

 

which is Accepted, Said friends have Produced an Epistle from

 

Said Quarterly meeting which hath been Read and kindly Ac-

 

=cepted and Likewise the London Printed Epistle of last year

 

which hath been Read in this meeting & the moving & whol[e]som[e]

 

advice therein Earnestly Recommended to the Notice of Each

Received

6 books

from ye

Q meeting

Individual, The Quarterly Meeting hath Sent this meeting Six books

part whereof was wrote by Ambrose Rigg, Entitled, a Brief & Serious

warning to Such as are Concerned in Commerce & Tradeing &C14 [etc.] – –

The other part being the Advices of Several yearly meetings in

 

London, which books are Recommended to friends Perusal – –

Received

T. W: Certifi:

appeal granted

to David Smith

Received a Removel Certificate from Acoakset Monthly meeting

on behalf of Thos Willcox Dated ye 7th month 1773 which is Accepted

This meeting grants David Smith an Appeal to the Quarterly

meeting and Prince Allen is Appointed to Inform Sd Smith thereof

money collected

Caleb Russell Informs that he hath Collected by way of Subscription

 

according to appointment £45 ″ 4S ″ 0 old tennor

 

Prince Allen Reports likewise that he hath Collected Sd Subscription

 

as appointed 20£ – 14S – 9d all which they paid into the treasury

 

this meeting Collected 12£ – 3S – 0 old tennor

order on

Treasurer

The Treasurer is ordered to pay Joseph Tucker 1£ – 15S – 0 old tennor

for Shewing friends horses

 

The treasurer is ordered to pay Timothy Russell five Dollars for half

 

years ke[e]ping the meeting house

overseer of

ye meetings

Land

This Meeting appoints Prince Allen & Thomas Hicks to Oversee the

Meeting House & to Inspect the meeting house Lot, in the Room [place] of John

Potter (who is Dismised) & Seth Sherman Deceasd

 

16th ye 8mo

1773

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth ye 16th ye 8mo 1773

the Representatives are Thos Hicks & Barzillia Tucker both Present

Lut Wood

and

Ben Sawdy

Clearness

The friends appointed to Inquire into Luthon [Luthan] Woods and Benja

Sawdys Clearness Respecting marraige & Conversation make

Report that they find nothing to hinder their Proceeding

Luthan Wood

and

Ben Sawdy

Answer

Luthon [Luthan] Wood & Susanah Wing appeard at this meeting for their Answer

Likewise Benja Sawdy and Hannah Cook appeared for their Answers

whose Answers ware, that Each Couple might Proceed to take Each

other in marraige [marriage] in Some Convenient time before next monthly

 

meeting Advising with the Overseers that this meeting Shall

 

appoint for that purpose and Joseph Barker & Prince Allen are

 

appointed to See Luthon Woods marraig Consomated Orderly and William

 

Wood and Peleg Gifford is appointed to See Benja Sawdies marriage

 

Consomated orderly and they to make Report to next mo meeting

Tho Smith

Case

continud

The Committee Appointed on Account of Daniel Cornal [Cornell] &

Thomas Smith Report that Sd Smith Refuses to make answer

thereto until he have a Coppy of the Complaint Exhibeted against

 

him which this meeting grants Provided Sd Smith Obligate him=

 

=self that he make no other Use thereof but for his own Defence in

 

the Society, And the afore Sd Committee are Continued in that Service

 

and make Report to next monthly meeting

Treasurer

paid out

money

The treasurer Reports that he hath paid Timothy Russell 5 Dollars

as Orderd Likewise Joseph Tucker 35/ as orderd

C: Hoag

visited

this meeting

Comfort Hoag hat[h] Visited this meeting with a Certificate from

the Monthly Meeting held at Hamton in the Province of New – –

hamshier in New England baring Date ye 17th ye 6mo 1773 which

 

kindly Accepted – –

 

The Committee appointed to have the Care of Abner Russell

 

Some months past Report that one of them hath had an oppertunity

 

of Conferrence with him and he gave him no Satisfaction on that

 

account, and that he had fallen into the like Disorder again

A. Russell

Denied

and is Obsconded So as friends hant Opertunity as with him, and

this meeting Apprehending they are Clear hath Signed a paper

 

of Denial against him and the Clerk is Ordered to Read Sd paper

 

at the End of a first Days meeting & Return Sd papere to next

 

monthly meeting

J:Howland Ju Request

James Howland Jur Desires to come under the Care of friends

 

therefore we Appoint Jonathan Hussey Barzillia Tucker and

 

John Williams to take an Oppertunity of Solid Conferrence with

 

him in Order to Discover the motive of his Request and Report

 

to next monthly meeting – –

order to give

D:S Coppy of

denial

The Clerk is Ordered to gave David Smith a Coppy of the

minute of his Denial made Against him Agreeable to his Request

This meeting Collected £6 ″ 0S ″ 4d old tennor

 

Prince Allen Reports that he Informed David Smith that his

 

Appeal is granted

Disorder in Loitering round

the meeting

house

This meeting Discovers Disorders by Peoples Companying

Round the meeting house and talking in Companies before

meeting and after the time of Day for meeting both for Worship

 

and Disapline – Therefor do appoint our friend Joseph Tucker

 

Thos Hicks Joseph Barker Prince Allen & Wm Anthony Ju

 

and Wm Mosher to Inspect into the above Disorder and

 

Advise as they Shall think proper in that Respect and

 

they to be Continued in that Service one year and then

 

make Report to this meeting

 

9mo 1773

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth ye 20th ye 9mo 1773

 

William Mosher and Samuel Smith appear as Representatives from

 

the Preparative meeting – –

meeting

adjourns by

request

This meeting Conclud[e]s to adjourn to the 21 Instant by the Request

of a Committee which was appointed by the Quarterly meeting

to Viset the Monthly Meetings – –

mett

This Meeting being meet by adjournment ye 21 ye 9mo 1773

 

the Representatives being Called both present – –

Lu Wood

and

Ben Sawdy

marriage

The friends appointed to See Luthan Woods & Susanah Wing’s

marriage Consomated, Also the friends Appointed to See Benja

Sawdies [Sawdys] & Hannah Cooks marriage Consomated All made report

to this meeting that they Discharged themselves according to

 

appointment on those Accounts and Saw nothing but Sd mar=

 

=riages was Consomated orderly – –

A: Russel

paper

Read

The Clerk Reports that he hath Read the paper of Denial against

Abner Russell as orderd and Returnd Sd paper to this meeting

which is as followeth – –

 

From our Monthly Meeting of friends held in Dartmouth

 

the 16th Day of ye 8mo 1773 – –

Testimony

against

A: Russel

Whereas Abner Russell having had his Education among

friends, But by not giving heed to the grace of God in his

own heart, a Measure whereof is given to Every man to

 

profit withall, has So far been lead away through the

 

Stratagems and Tem[p]tations of the Enemy of mans felicity,

 

as to be Accused and Charged on Oath by Mary Anthony of

 

being the father of her Bastard Child, And friends having

 

Bestowed Some Labour with him in Order to bring him to a

 

Sense of his Transgression that he by an Unfeigned Repe=

 

=ntance might be Restored to the way of truth again but his Conduct

 

& Behaviour Sense [Since?] Sd Labour was bestowed on him Seams to Demon=

 

=strate it had not its Desired Effect, Friends therefore thinking they

 

are Clear from Any further Labour with him think we can do no

 

less for the Clearing of truth, than to Testify against him & hereby do

 

Disown the Sd Abner Russell from being a member in Unity with our

 

Society, Nevertheless hoping & desiring that ye Almighty by the Riches of

 

his grace & mercy may yet bring him to a Sight & Sense of ye Evil of his ways

 

& by unfeigned Repentance witness his peace to be made with him and

 

Restored to ye way of truth

 

     Signed in and on behalf of our Sd meeting by Wm Anthony Ju Clerk

James

Howland

Case referd

The friends Appointed to take an Opportunity of Solid Conferrance

with James Howland junor Report that they have had Some Confer[ence]

with him and he gave them Some Satisfaction and Sd Howland

 

is now gone to See [Sea?] and the matter is Referd under the Care of Said

 

Committee and they to make Report as Soon as the[y] Can with Conve=

 

=n[i]ency – –

D Smith Recd

a Coppy of

miniut.

The Clerke Reports that he gave David Smith a Coppy of the

minute of his Denial as orderd – –

The Case of

Thom Smith

Continued

The Committee appointed on Account of Daniel Cornal [Cornell] &

Thomas Smith, Reports that they are not Ready to make

full Return of their Appointment therefore the matter is

 

Referd under their Care, and Said Committee Desire Some addition

 

therefore this meeting adds Giles Slocum Wm Wood Barzillia

 

Tucker and Joseph Howland to the afore Sd Committee and they

 

to make Report to the next monthly meeting – –

money Collected

Gideon Howland Reports that he hath Collected 29£ ″ 7s ″ 6d O-Tennor

 

by way of Subscription as appointed Some months past and has^ paid

 

Said money into the Treasurer – –

Representa

to the

Q meeting

The Queries were read in this meeting and Answers thereto

prepard, Likewise an Epistle prepard and Signed by the Clerk

for the Quarterly meeting and Ordered forward to Said Quarterly

 

by the Representatives, who are Caleb Russell Barzillia

 

Tucker William Anthony Ju Wm Barker Prince Allen and

 

Samuel Smith and they to make Report to next mo meeting

appointing

overseers

Referd

The appointing Overseers both of the meeting & of the Poor

is Referd to next monthly meeting


10mo 1773

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth 18th 10mo 1773

 

Jonathan Hussey & Thos Hicks Appears as Representatives from the

 

Preparative meeting – –

overseers for

yearly meeting

This meeting thinks proper to Appoint Some friends to have

the Care and Oversite of the Lofts & Other Seats at our

 

Ensuing yearly meeting to Prevent Indecencies among

 

the youth & others and therefor Do Appoint our

 

friends Wm Barker Wm Sandford Jona Hussey Joseph Raker

 

Thos Hicks Samuel Smith Wm Anthony Jur Abraham Howland

 

and Benja Chase

 

for that purpose and they to make Report to the next monthly meeting – –

adjourn

This Meeting adjourns to the 25th Instant after ye meeting

 

for worship which is to begin at ye Eleventh hour – –

mett

This Meeting meet by Adjournment ye 25th ye 10mo 1773 – –

 

the Representatives are Jonathan Hussey and Thos Hicks present

Tho Smith

Case Referd

The Committee appointed on account of Daniel Cornal [Cornell] and

Thomas Smith Reports that they are not ready to make Return

 

therefore the matter is Refer,d under their Care and they to make [report?]

 

to next monthly meeting – –

Epistle

Received

from ye

Q. meet

The Representatives to the Quarterly meeting being Called

upon Report that they all attended Sd meeting and

Produced An Epistle from the Same which was read in

this meeting & Kindly Excepted – –

Overseers in

the Society

This Meeting appoints our friends Thos Hicks Wm Mosher

William Anthony Ju Benja Howland 2nd James Davice [Davis] as

 

Overseers in the Society for the year Insewing

Overseers

of ye

Poor

This Meeting appoints our friends Joseph Barker Caleb

Russell Barzillia Tucker Abraham Howland David Shepherd

John Williams & Gideon Howland Overseers of the Poor for the

 

year Ensuing – –

 

The friends Appointed to have the Oversight of ye meeting

 

at Bedford made Report that they generally Attend Sd meeting

 

which was kept in a Good Degree Orderly And Sd friends at

meeting

at Bedford

Still

Requested

Bedford Still Requests to hold their meeting on first Days &

week Days as Uusal [Usual] untill ye monthly meeting in ye 3d mo

next, which is granted and David Shepherd & James Davis

Are Appointed to have the Oversight of Sd meeting & make

 

Report at ye Expiration thereof.

J: Wing

Intention

of marriage

Jonathan Wing and Ann Wood Decleard their Intentions

of marriage and were desired to wait till next mo Meeting

for their Answer, The Sd Wing having Produced a Certificate

 

from Acoaksat Mo Meeting Respecting marriage

 

This meeting Collected £14-7s-2[d] Old tennore [tenor]

 

11th mo

1773

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth 15th ye 11mo 1773

the Representatives are Jonathan Hussey & Barzillia Tucker – –

overseers of

yearly meeting Report

The friends appointed Last monthly meeting to have the

Oversight of the Lofts and Other Seats at our yearly meeting

 

made Report that they all attended Sd meetings ^Except J. Barker & B. Chase and Measurable

 

Dischargd themselves in that Respect and that Said meeting

 

was Conducted in Some good Degree orderly on that account

Case of Tho

Smith referd

The Committee appointed in the Case between Daniel Cornel [Cornell]

and Thomas Smith not being Ready to make report, one of them

 

being Sick, its therefore Refered to next monthly meeting

Transcrips

read

The Transcrip[t]s Received from the Quarterly meeting in ye 7 month

last hath now been Read and the Whol[e]som[e] Advice therein Conta=

 

ined is Earnestly Recommended to friends Obsersvation & notice

B. L & wifs

paper

Barker Little and Elisabeth his wife hath given in a paper

to this meeting Condemning their falling into the Sin of

 

Fornication therefore we appoint Prince Allen and Philip Allen

 

and Jonathan Hussey to have an Oppertunity of Conferrance with

 

Sd Little also to Inquire into his life & Conversation in order to

 

Discover his Sincerity and make report to next monthly meeting

Complaint

against Eben

ezer Mosher

This Meeting is Informed from the Preparative meeting that

Ebenezer Mosher Neglects attending our meetings for which Disorder

he hath been labourd with and gave no Satisfaction on that

 

Account and Desires to be Disowned by friends, And we appoint

 

Abraham Tucker & Joseph Tucker to have the Care of that matter

 

and Labour as they may find freedom & make Report to next

 

mo meeting – –

Complaint

against

R: Peckham

This Meeting is Informd that Richard Peckham hath

Married his first Cousen & Married out of the Unity of friends

and his wife hath had a Child Soon after Marriage and he

 

hath been Labourd with and Declines making Satisfaction

 

and we appoint Joseph Gifford David Sheaphard [Shepherd] and

 

John Williams to have the Care of yt [that] matter and Report to

 

next monthly meeting – –

W: Brigg Certificate Returnd

Wesson Briggs and family hath Returnd their Certificate

 

to this meeting Dated ye 12mo 1770 which this meeting Accepts

 

Jonathan Wing and Anna Wood appeard for their Answer

 

which was that they might Proceed to take Each other in

J. Wing

Receivd

his answer

Marriage in Some Convenient time before next mo meeting

Advising with the Overseers that this meeting Shall app=

=oint for that purpose, and John Potter and William Mosher

 

are appointed to See their marriage Consomated in good order

 

and make Report to next Monthly Meeting – –

meetings

begin at ye

12 hour

This meeting Collected the Sum of £8-4s-4d old tennor [tenor]

This Meeting Concludes that all our meetings for Worship only

(Except at Bedford) begin at the twelfth hour

 

12 mo

1773

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth 20th ye 12mo 1773

the Representatives are Prince Allen and Samuel Smith present

Case of Barker

Little referd

The Committee Appointed Last monthly meeting to confer with Barker

Little in order to Discover his Sincerity Report that they think

 

proper to wait a while Longer before we Accept his paper

 

therefore the matter is Referd under the Same friends Care as

 

heretofore and they to make report to next mo meeting

overseers of

yearly meet

ing report

Joseph Barker and Benjamin Chase makes report that

they attended the yearly Meeting According to Appointment

and Saw nothing but what was in tolerable good order and

 

they have both Renderd an Excuse for their not Reporting

 

to Last monthly meeting which is Accepted

Tho Smith

Case referd

The Committee Appointed on Account of Daniel Cornal [Cornell] and

Thos Smith Inform that they are not Ready to make Report

 

therefore the matter is Referd one month longer under their

 

Care and then they make Report

 

The friends Appointed to treat with Ebenezer Mosher report

 

that they have Dischargd themselves on that account and

E: Mosher

Denied

he gave them no Satisfaction and this meeting Apprehending

they have fully Discharged themselves therefore his Request is

 

granted and we do hereby Disown him the Sd Ebenezer Mosher

 

from being a member of our Society and Abraham Tucker is

 

appointed to Inform him of his Denial

 

The friends Appointed to have the Care of that matter Respecting

 

Richard Peckham Report that they have had an Oppertunity

 

with him and he Declines Condemning his Disorders to friends

friends

to Draw a

paper of Denial

against

R=Peckham

Satisfaction, and the Same friends are Appointed to Draw a paper

of Denial against him and to Shew [Show] him the Same and labour

with him as they may find freedom and make Report to next

monthly meeting – –

J: W & A. W

marriage

Consomated

The friends Appointed to See Jonathan Wings and Anne Woods

marriage Consomated Report that they Attended Sd marriage and

Saw nothing but what it was Consomated in good Order – –

W. Rusell

gave in a

paper

William Russell hath given in a paper to this meeting Condemning

his marr[y]ing out of the Unity of friends and we Appoint Samuel

Smith and Abraham Howland to have an Oppertunity of Conferrance

 

with him in order to Discover his Sencerity on that Account and

 

make Report to next monthly meeting – –

Complainst

Francis Allen

and Son Thos

This meeting is Informd that Frances [Francis] Allen and his Son

Thomas hath taken the Oath in form before a Majestrate [Magistrate]

they having been labourd with on that account and Sd Frances hath

 

Appeared in this meeting & Condemned the Sd Offence and Also

 

his two much Neglect in Attending meeting, which Seems to be

 

Some Degree of Satisfaction, but it being the mind of his meeting

 

that Sd Offence ought to be Condemned Publeckly therefore

 

this meeting do Appoint our friends Barzillia Tucker and

 

John Williams to assist the Sd Frances and to labour with

 

his Son as they may find freedom & make Report to next mo

 

meeting     this meeting Collected 9£–5s–6d old theror [tenor] – –

meeting

Adjournd

This meeting Adjourns to the last forth day in this month

after the meeting for worship which begins at ye 11th hour

mett

This meeting being meet by Adjournment ye 29th ye 12mo 1773

 

the Representatives are Prince Allen & Samull [Samuel] Smith present

 

The Queries were read in this meeting and Answers thereto

 

prepaird and an Epistle read and Singed [Signed] for the Quarterly

 

meeting and orderd forward by our Representatives who are

Representa

to ye Q meeting

Prince Allen William Anthony Ju William Wood Nicholass

Howland and Thomas Hicks and they to make Report to next

 

monthly meeting – –

 

The young Couple that Appeard at this meeting for their

 

to Lay their Intentions of marriage being Consid[e]red and friends

 

not being Unanim[o]us in let[t]ing them pass by reason of their

 

being So nigh in kind therefore Sd matter is Referd to next

 

monthly meeting – –

R. Smith

under

Dealing

This meeting being Informd from the Preparative meeting

that Ruben Smith hath been and Contracted marriage

with a young woman not of our Society that belongd

 

to a Distant Land and brought her home with him

 

wherein his Conduct Appears Very Disagre[e]able to friends

 

principals and he being Labourd with by one of the

 

Overseers and not giving Satisfaction for Sd misconduct

 

therefore we do appoint Prince Allen & Jonathan Hussey

 

to have the Care of that matter and Labour with him

 

as they may find freedom & make Report when they

 

have Discharged themselves

order on

Treasurer

The treasurer is Ordered to pay Timothy Russell 5 Dollars

for half a years keeping the Meeting house and make

 

Report to next mo meeting

 

1mo 1774

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth 17th ye 1mo 1774

 

the Representatives are Wm Barker & Jonathan Hussey present

Bark Little

case referd

The friends appointed to have the Care of that matter Respecting

Barker Little, Report that they are not fully Satisfyed in

 

that matter therefore Sd matter is Referd Under their Care one

 

month Longer and then they to make Report – –

 

all but one of the Committee Appointed in that Care between

 

Daniel Cornal [Cornell] & Thos Smith Report that Said Smith Ought

 

Publickly to Condemn his Reporting that Daniel Cornel was

 

a fals[e] man, which Report being Ac[c]epted & is as followeth

 

Agreeable to the Appointment of the monthly meeting we have

Report of

ye Committee

Respecting

D.C & T.S

heard the matter Depending Between Daniel Cornal & Thomas

Smith Respecting Sd Smiths Accusing Sd Cornal of Being a fals[e]

man and that he could prove it – –

We having heard Each parties pleas & Allegations Respecting

 

Said affair and it is our Judgment that the affore Sd

 

Accusation of Thomas Smith against Daniel Cornal is with

 

out Sufficient grounds – And that therefore Sd Smith Ought

 

publickly to Condemn his Accusing Sd Cornall of Being a

 

fals[e] man – –

 

given forth and Dated

     Joseph Barker Giles Slocum

 

this 27 Day ye 12 mo 1773

   Seth Russell Wm Wood

   

  Joseph Howland Abraham Howland

     

 James Davis Barzillia Tucker

Tho Smith

offender

Therefore Said Thomas Smith is now looked upon as an

offender therefore we do Appoint our friends Abraham Tucker

 

Wm Sandford Joseph Tucker & John Williams to Labour

 

with him in order that he may Condemn his Disorder

 

and they to make Report to next mo meeting

 

The friends Appointed to have the Care of that matter Respecting

*Testimony

against

Richard

Peckam

is Recorded

in page

305

Richard Peckham Report that they Dischargd themselves on

that Account and they have Draughted a paper of Denial *

against Sd Peckham which was Signed by the Clerk & the

Clerk is orderd to Read Sd paper at ye Close of a first Days meeting

for worship before next monthly meeting & then make Report *

Eben Mosher

Case

Abraham Tucker Informs that he Desires to be Continued one

month Longer in Discharging himself with Ebenezer Mosher

 

as appointed – –

Wm Russel

give in a

paper

The friends Appointed to take an Oppertunity with Wm Russell

Report that he gave them a Degree of Satisfaction yet the

Receiving his paper is Referd to next Monthly Meeting

Frac Allen

& Son Tho

give in a

paper

Francis Allen & his Son Thomas hath given in a paper to this

meeting Condemning their taking the oath in form, which is Accepted

provided they Cause Sd paper to be Read publickly at the Close of a

first Days meeting before next monthly meeting & Return Sd paper

 

and Report of its being Read – –

Representa

Report

The friends Appointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting Report

that they all Attended Except Thos Hicks, and he Sent his Excuse

 

which was Accepted – And they have Produced an Epistle

 

from Sd Quarterly meeting which hath been Read and the

 

Moving and Salutary advice therein Earnestly Recommended to

 

friends Notice & Observation – –

Tim Russel

paid

The treasurer reports that he hath paid Timothy Russell 5 Dollars

as orderd – –

G. H. &

C. S.

Published

Gideon Howland and Catheren [Catherine] Slocum appeard in this meeting

in order to Lay their Intentions of taking Each other in marriage

and the matter of their being nigh in kind hath been weightely

 

Consid[e]red and the Circumstances Relating thereto, And as they have

 

So far Contracted in that Relation before our yearly meeting minutes

 

of 1772 was made in Regard to marriage of nigh in kind, And

 

they were Ignorant / as they Say that it was Conterary to the order of

 

friends when they So Contracted and that they Cannot now willingly

 

Desist therefore this meeting doth permitt them to pass tho it is

 

not fully Satisfactory to this meeting neither is it me[a]nt to be a presedent [precedent]

 

but is at this time Sufferd for the Reasons aforeSd therefore

Gideon How

=land 2d

proposal of

marriage

Gideon Howland 2 and Catherin Slocum Declard their Intentions

of taking Each other in marriage and were Desird to wait till

next monthly meeting for their Answer and Benjamin Slocum

and William Barker are appointed to Enquire into the young mans

 

Clearness respecting marriage and Conversation & Report to next

 

monthly meeting

E. Russel

Complaind

of

Deliverance Smith hath Exhibeted a Complaint against Elijah

Russell for Refusing to Submit a Controvercy to men, therefore

we do Appoint William Barker and Prince Allen to labour

 

with him as they may find freedom & Report to next monthly meeting

 

The Committee Appointed to Viset those friends that possess

 

Slaves made Report to this meeting which is Accepted and is

 

as followeth – – We the Subscribers Persuant to Appointment

 

of the monthly meeting have Again Viseted those friends

 

that Possess Slaves and Labourd with them to do Justice to their

 

fellow Creatures, by Disc[h]arging them from a State of bondage

 

and Slavery, And William Sandford hath Accordingly freed his

 

Negro. Joseph Russell yet Refusses to Comply with our advice

 

Peleg Slocum Keeps his Negroes yet in bondage, but Saith that

 

he Shall free them at the age of 26 years, they Providing afterward

 

and Laying up a Certain Sum yearly to Secure his Estate,

 

John Russell thath one that is under age that is now in a

Report of ye

Committee

about Negroes

masters

State of Slavery, but he gave Encourag[e]ment he Should free her at

a Suitable age & Isaac Howland hath given Good Encouragement

to free his Negro – –

Given forth by your Committee this 17th ye 1mo 1774

     

Benja Howland 2nd

     

Barzillia [Barzillai] Tucker

     

Samull [Samuel] Smith

     

James Davis

advice to

Negro masters

And those friends mentioned in the above Said Report that

Continue Slaves in bondage are Desird to Comply with the

 

tenth Query in that case and if not they may Expect to be

 

Disown[e]d, and we appoint our friends Joseph Gifford William

 

Sandford William Anthony ju and Joseph Tucker jur to let them

 

know the mind of this meeting & make report to next mo meeting

 

This meeting Collected 8£ ″ 16s ″ 0 Old tennor [tenor]

 

2mo 1774

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth 21st ye 2mo 1774

 

the Representatives are William Mosher & Samuel Smith both present

Barker

Little

Case referd

the friends that had the Care of that matter Respecting Barker

Little Report that they are not fully Satis[f]ied to Receive his

paper yet therefore they are Still Continued in that Service

 

and to make Report to next monthly meeting

R. Peckh

paper Read

The Clerk Reports that he hath Read the paper of Denial against

Richard Peckham as orderd

Wm Russell

case referd

The Receiving of Wm Russell paper is Refered one month

Longer in order to Discover his Sincerety & Samu[e]l Smith and William

 

Anthony jur are Appointed to have the Care of that

 

matter and make Report to next monthly meeting – –

Tho Smith

disowned

The Committee appointed to Labour with Thomas Smith

Report that he gave them no Incouragment of Condemning

 

his Disorder agre[e]able to the Judgment of this meeting

 

therefore we do hereby Disown the Said Thos Smith from

 

being a member of this meeting, and we do Appoint our

 

friends Thomas Hicks & Prince Allen to Draught [Draft] a paper

 

of Denial against Sd Thos Smith and bring it next mo meeting

 

and likewise Inform Sd Smith of his Denial & his Right of appeal

 

and Report to next monthly meeting

Eben Mosher

informd

of denial

Abraham Tucker Reports that he fully answerd his Appoint-

ment by Informing Ebenezer Mosher of his Denial

Francis

Allen &

Thos Case

referd

Frances [Francis] Allen & Thomas Allen made no Report of their paper

being Read as orderd therefore the matter is Referd one month

Longer and James Davice [Davis] is appointed to Inform them of their

Neglect on that Account and to Inform them that the meeting

 

Expects them to make Report as orderd last mo meeting

G: H & C. S:

not to have

their answer

Sent to ye Q: mee

for Advice

This Meeting not being Unanimo[u]s in let[t]ing Gideon Howland and

Catherin Slocum have their Answer by reason of their being nigh

in kind therefore we Conclude to Send the matter to the Quarterly

meeting for advice – –

E: R. Submits

Controvercy to

men

The Committee appointed to labour with Elijah Russell Reports

that he Concludes to leave Sd Controvercy to men and Sd Committee

are Continued to See that it is Completed, and make Report to next

 

monthly meeting

Comt on Slaves

Continued

The Committee appointed to Labour with those friends that possess

Slaves Desire to be Continued one month longer and thos[e] friends

 

are looked upon as offenders that hath not Compli[e]d with ye tenth

 

Query This meeting Collected 9£ ″ 1s ″ 0 old tennor

 

3 mo 1774

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth 21st 3mo 1774

 

The Representatives are Wm Sandford & Benja Howland 2nd present

 

The matters Respecting Barker Little & William Russell is Referd

 

one month Longer under the Same friends Care as heretofore

 

in order to Discover their Sencerity – –

T: Smith

Denied

*Testimony

Recorded in

page 299

The Committee Appointed to Draw a paper of Denial against

Thomas Smith and Inform him of his Denial & Right of appeal

Report that they Dischargd themselves according to their appointment

and this meeting hath Signed a paper* of Denial against Thos

Smith and the Reading Sd paper publickly is Referd by Reason

Thos Smith

Appeal

Sd Smith Requests an appeal to the Quarterly meeting, which

this meeting grants, and Thos Hicks is appointed to Inform him

 

that we grant him an Appeal to Sd Quarterly meeting and Report

 

to next mo meeting

 

James Davis Reports that he Informd Franiecs [Francis] Allen as orderd

 

and they have not made Report at this meeting therefore the

 

matter is Referd one month longer under the Care of James

 

Davis and then he to make report

 

The matter Respecting Elijah Russell being not fully

 

Set[t]led therefore it is Referd as heretofore and the Committee

 

to make Report when Ready – –

 

the matter Respecting those friends that Possess slaves is

 

Referd one month longer under the Care of the Same friends

 

as heretofore and then they to make Report – –

4th Day meeting

Discontinued

This Meeting Concludes to Discontinue the meeting that was

held on the fourth day Preceeding Sandwich yearly meeting

 

when it happeneth in the Same week with the monthly meeting

meeting

begin at ye

11 hour

This meeting Concludes that all our meetings for Worship

begin at the Eleventh hour

this meeting Collected 5£ ″ 8s ″ 0d – –

adjourn

This meeting adjourns to the first Six Day in next mo

 

after the meeting for Worship – –

mett

This Meeting meet by Adjournment ye 1st Day ye 4mo 1774

 

the Representatives being Called both Present

 

The friends appointed to have the Oversight of that meeting

 

at Bedford made Report that they generally Attended

 

Sd meeting And that it was kept up in Some good Degree

 

Orderly, And the friends at Bedford Still Request to hold

 

a meeting for worship there which this meeting grants as followeth

meeting

at Bedford

Still

Continued

Said meetings to be held on Every first Day of the week

and on Every Sixth day of the week, Except in those weeks

that our Monthly meeting Preparative & youths meetings

are and to Continue till the third month next, and

 

David Sheepherd [Shepherd] and James Davice [Davis] are Appointed to have

 

the Care and Oversight of Sd meeting & make Report at the

 

Expiration thereof

J: Chase

Requests

Certificate

Jacob Chase Requests a Removal Certificate for him Self and

Children to the Monthly Meeting of Acoakset, and we do appoint

Barzillia Tucker & Barnabus [Barnabas] Mosher to make the Necessary Inquiry

 

in that matter and Draw one for him if the[y] think proper and

 

bring it next monthly meeting

Charles Russel

paper

Charles Russell hath given a paper to this meeting Condemning

his falling into the Sin of fornication therefore we appoint

 

Samull [Samuel] Smith & Prince Allen to have the care of that matter

 

in order to Discover his Sencerity and Report to next mo meeting

Ephraim Trip

paper

Ephrim [Ephraim] Tripp hath given in paper to this meeting Condemning

Some misconduct of his therefore we appoint Barzillia Tucker

 

and Prince Allen to have the Care of that matter in Regard

 

to the young mans Cencerity [Sincerity] in that matter & Report to next

 

monthly meeting

Gideon Gifford

paper

Gideon Gifford hath given in a paper to this meeting Condemning

his marr[y]ing out of the Unity of friends and we Appoint our friends

 

Abraham Tucker & Joseph Tucker to take an Oppertunity of

 

Solid Conferrance with him in order to Discover his Sencerity

 

and Report to next monthly meeting – –

J: Allen

Requests

Advice

Jedediah Allen Informs that he hath thoughts of Sel[l]ing and

Removing from hence and Desires the Advice of this meeting

and we do Appoint our friends Prince Allen & Nicholass Howland

 

to Advise with him as they may think proper

 

The Queries were Read & Answers thereto prepard and an Epistle

 

to the Quarterly meeting was Read & Signd by the Clerk and

 

Sent with Sd Answers to the Quarterly meeting by our Representa=tives

Representas

to the

Quarterly

meeting

who are Jonathan Hussey Barzillia Tucker Wm Anthony jur

Thos Hicks Wm Sandford & Prince Allen and they to make to

next mo meeting

To review

Miniuts

Samuel Smith Thos Hicks Prince Allen & Wm Anthony jur are

appointed to Review & Correct the monthly meeting minutes

 

in order that they may goe to Record and make Report

 

to next mo meeting

 

4th mo 1774

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth ye 18th ye 4th mo 1774

 

the Representatives are Thomas Hicks & Samuel Smith both Present

Bar Little

and

Wm Russell

case referd

The matters Respecting Barker Little & Wm Russell is Refered one

month longer under the Same friends as heretofore in order to

Discover their Cincerity & also to See if they dyly [duly] attend meetings

and then they to make Report – –

Tho Smith

Informed

Thomas Hicks Reports that he Informed Thos Smith as orderd last

monthly meeting

F:Allen &

Tho Allen

paper

returnd

Francis Allen made Report of his paper & his Son Thoses being Read

 

and is Returnd

[middle third of page is blank]

Respecting

Slaves

The matter Respecting those friends that Possess Slaves is

Referd one month Longer under the Same friends care as heretofore

Jacob Chase

Certificate

This meeting hath Signed a Removal Certificate for Jacob Chase

and Children to the monthly meeting of Acoakset

Charles

Russell

case referd

The matter Respecting Charles Russell is Referd to next mo meeting

under the care of the Same friends ^as before they not having Discharged themselves care, for a

further proof of his [?]

 

and they to make Report to next mo meeting

Eph Tripp

case referd

The matter of Receiving Ephrim [Ephraim] Tripps paper is also Referd to next

mo meeting under the care of the Same friends for a further proof

 

of his Sincerity and they to make a Report to Sd meeting

Gid: Gifford

case referd

The friends appointed to Confer with Gideon Gifford Report

that he gave them Some Degree of Satisfaction but the

 

Receiving his paper is Referd to next monthly meeting under

 

the Same friends as heretofore & then they to make Report

 

the friends Appointed to attend the Quarterly meeting, Report that

Representa

tives Report

from Q:

meeting

all attended Except Jonathan Hussey & he Sent his Excuse for his

not Attending which was Accepted, And they have produced

an Eppistle from Sd meeting which was Read & well accepted

and the Salutary advice therein Carefully observed and Rec=

 

commended to Each Individual

minutes

Corected

The friends appointed to Revise and Correct this meetings

minutes in order to goe on Record Report, they have fullfilled

 

their Appointment and left them with Wm Anthony Ju to goe

 

on Record

Clerk

appointed

This Meeting Appoints our friend William Anthony Ju

Clerk of this meeting in the Room of our Esteemed friend Job

 

Russell Deceasd, And we do hereby Rattify and Confirm what

 

Sd Anthony hath done as Clerk Since the Deceas[e] of Sd Job Russell

P: Rusell

Complaind of

The Overseers have Informd that Paul Russell hath been

guilty of Abusive behaviour in the night Season at Roger

 

Moshers also a being with an Unbecoming Company at

 

Prince Potters and Sd Overseers have Laboured with him for Said

 

misconduct and he hath given in a paper Condemning the Same

 

and we do appoint our friends Abraham Tucker Joseph Tucker Joseph

 

Barker & Jonathan Hussey to have the care of that matter and

 

make Report to the next monthly meeting

friends

Removd

Whereas there hath Divers friends Removed and about to Remove

within the Compass of the Nine=partners monthly meeting (Namely

 

Jonathan Smith and Phebe his wife Benja Russell famely [family]

 

Stephen Smith & Children David Anthony & famely, and it

 

appearing Necessary that they have Certificates therefore we do

 

Appoint our friends Jonathan Hussey Prince Allen Samu[e]l Smith

 

William Anthony Ju Thos Hicks to Join the women & make

 

the Necessary Inquiry on that account and Draw Certificates

 

if they find things Clear and bring them to next mo meeting

D. Cornel

wants

advice

Daniel Cornal [Cornell] Informs that he Desires Some Advice in

Regard to his Selling & Removing from home, And we

do appoint our friends Thomas Hicks William Sandford

 

and Joseph Gifford for that purpose

To Settle

with

Treasurer

We appoint Prince Allen & William Anthony Ju to Settle

Accounts with the Treasurer & also with Thos Smith in behalf

of this meeting & Report to next monthly meeting, they are also

 

to Receive & Examine all accounts that Sands [Stands?] against this

 

meeting and bring the Sum total to next monthly meeting

 

This meeting hath Collected ten pounds four Shillings & 7d old tennor [tenor]

 

5 mo 1774

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth ye 16th ye 5mo 1774

 

the Representatives are Thos Hicks & Samuel Smith both present

Case of

Bar Little and

Wm Russell

referd

The matters Respecting Barker Little & William Russell is

Referd to next monthly meeting under the Same friends care as

heretofore and then they to make Report – –

Pero

manimitted

Isaac Howland 2nd hath Signed a bill of Manimission ]Manumission] for his

Negro man Pero and Deliverd to this meeting which this meeting accepts

Concerning

Pel: Slocum

and

John Russel

Slaves and

J Russell

The matters Respecting Peleg Slocum & John Russell in Regard their

freeing their Slaves is Referd by reason of Some Incouragment of Comply[ing]

one month Longer under the Same friends case as heretofore – –

and also the matter Respecting Joseph Russell in regard to his holding

his Negro in Bondage is Referd by the Request of his Son & Abraham

Tucker & John Potter and they to make Report to next mo meeting when

 

Said Russell Returns home from his Journey

Case of

Cha Russel

referd

The matter Respecting Charles Russell is Referd under the Care

of the Same friends as heretofore and they to make report next mo meeting

when Ready as Sd Russell is gone from home – –

Eph Tripp

Gid Gifford

And

Paul Russel

Cases referd

The matters Respecting Receiving Ephrim [Ephraim] Tripps & Gideon Gifford

paper is Referd one month longer under the Same friends care as

heretofore and then they to make Report

The matter Respecting Paul Russell paper is Referd one month

longer under the Same friends care as heretofore 5 month

Certificates

Signd J. Smith

D. Anthony

Wife & children

This meeting hath Signd Certificates for Jonathan Smith & Wife and

David Anthony & Wife & Children to the Monthly meeting of the

Nine=Partners – –

Prince [Allen] & William Anthony Ju made Report to this meeting as

 

followeth which is Accepted

 

According to Appointment we have Set[t]led Accoumpts [Accounts] with the

 

Treasurer and Remain in the Stock– – – – – – – – –

 

£8 ″ 0s ″ 0d old tennr 

 

Due to Benja Allen – – –

 

11 ″ 14 ″ 4 £ mo

Settlement

of Accoumpts

Due to Benja Smith Jur for keeping Alice Smith

}

 
 

from the 25th ye 10 mo 1773 to the 4th ye 4 mo 1774 – – –

 5 – 7 – 4 £ mo

 

Due to Thomas Hicks for Repa[i]ring meeting house

 

 3 – 3 –11 £ mo

 

Due to Timothy Russell – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

 

 0 – 4 – 0     

 

and also we have Set[t]led with Thos Smith

 

20 – 9 – 7 £ mo

 

and paid him in full of all his Demands

 

Dartmouth the 16th ye 5mo 1774 [fr?]

     

William Anthony Ju

     

Prince Allen

a few Lines

Jonthan Hussey

This meeting Signed a few lines for Jonathan Hussey by way of

Certificate to the Oblong & Nine partners as he is abought [about]

 

to travel to them parts

To draw Certite

for Ben Russel

& Stephen

Smith

We Continue the Same friends as heretofore to Draw Certificates for

Benja Russell & Stephen Smith and their Children and make Report

when Ready – –

This meeting Collected

 

£12 11 – 4 O:T.

order on

Treasurer

The Treasurer is Orderd to pay Benja Allen

 

£20 old tennor [tenor]

and Report to next mo meeting

 

6th mo

1774

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth ye 20th ye 6mo 1774

the Representatives are Jonathan Hussey & Prince Allen

 

both present

Barker

Little and

Wm Russel

case referd

The matter Respecting Barker Little and William Russell is

referd to next monthly meeting for further Consideration under

the Care of the Same friends as heretofore

Ephra Tripp

case referd

The matter in Regard to Ephrim [Ephraim] Tripp is Referd to next monthly

meeting for further proof of this Sincerity under the care of Prince

 

Allen & Barzillia Tucker and then they to make Report

Gid Gifford

case referd

Likewise the Case of Gideon Gifford is Referd to next monthly

meeting under the care of Joseph Tucker & Abraham Tucker

 

and then they to make report

Case of John

Russell &

Peleg Slocum

freeing Negros

referd

The matters Respecting John Russell & Peleg Slocum in regard

to their freeing their Negroes is Referd one month Longer under

the care of Joseph Gifford William Sandford and Samuel Smith by

reason of Incouragment of Compliance and then they to make Report

Ben Allen

paid

the treasurer reports he hath paid Benja Allen the money as ordered

last mo meeting

R: Walker

viset

Our friend Robert Walker hath Visited this meeting with a

Certificate from the monthly meeting of Brighouse in the

 

County of York, Dated the 19th ye 3mo 1773 also one from ye Quarterly meeting

 

held at york the 24th & 25th ye 3mo 1773 with a Concur[r]ing one from

 

the yearly meeting of ministers & Elders held in London from

 

the 29th ye 5mo to the 7th of ye 6mo 1773 all which were read to Satis=

 

faction and his Viset Kind accepted – –

Case of

Paul Russel

referd

The matter in Regard to Paul Russell is Referd to next monthly meeting

under the care of the Same friends as heretofore for a further proof of

his Sincerity and then they to make Report

H: Smith 2

Requests

Certificate

Humphry Smith 2nd Informs that he is about to Remove with his

fammily to East Hoosuck15 and Desires our Certificate therefore

Joseph Barker Prince Allen & Samuel Smith are appointed to make the

 

Necessary Inquiry and draw one for him if think proper and bring

 

it to next monthly meeting – –

Micajah

Wood

paper

Micajah Wood hath given in a paper Condemning his marrying

out of the Unity of friends & we do appoint our friends Barzillai

Tucker & Wm Mosher to Confer with him on that Account in order

 

order to Discover his Sincerity and make Report to next

 

monthly meeting

E: Robertson

Viset

Our friend Elisabeth Robinson hath Viseted this meeting

with a Certificate from the monthly meeting of Richmond in

 

Yorkshire bearing date ye 4th ye 3mo 1773 with one of Concurrence

 

from the Quarterly meeting held at York ye 24 & 25 of the 3mo 1773

 

with another of Concurrance from the Yearly meeting of ministers

 

and Elders held at London from ye 29th ye 5mo to the 7th of ye 6th mo

 

1773 all which were Read to Satisfaction and her Viset and

 

Testimony well accepted16 – –

S: Lightfoot

viset

Likewise our friend Susanah Lightfoot hath viset us with

her Certificate from the monthly meeting held at Urchlon [Uwchlan]

 

Chester County in Pensylvania Dated the 9th of the 6mo 1774

 

whose Visit was Kindly Accepted17

 

The Queries and Answers thereto were read and an Epistle

Representa:

to ye Q: meeting

Singd [signed] for the Quarterly meeting and Orderd forward to Sd

meeting by our Representatives who are Thos Hicks James

 

Davice [Davis] Barzillai Tucker Wm Anthony Ju & Joh[n] Williams

 

and they to make Report to next monthly meeting

2 meetings

a Day at

Bedford

The friends at Bedford Request to hold two meetings for

Worship on first days which is Granted untill the monthly

meeting in the tenth month next, Said meetings to begin

 

in the forenoon at the 10 hour and in the afternoon at

 

the 3rd hour – –

Giles Slocum

give in a

paper

Giles Slocum hath Given in a paper to this meeting Condem=

=ning his falling into the Reproachfull Sin of fornication

and we appoint our friends Samuel Smith Joseph Gifford Joseph

 

Barker Wm Barker Seth Russell to take an Oppertunity of

 

Conferrence with Said Slo[c]um in order to Discover his Sincerity

 

and make Report to next monthly meeting

 

This meeting Collected £12 – 0s – 9d old tenor

 

7th mo

1774

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth ye 18th ye 7mo 1774

the Representatives are Jonathan Hussey & Prince Allen both present

Case of

Wm Russell

referd

The matters Respecting William Russell is Referd one month

Longer under the Care of the Same friends as heretofore & then they

to make Report

Case of

Bar Little

referd

The matter Respecting Barker Little is Referd to next mo

meeting under the care of the Same friends as heretofore

and then they to make Report – –

Case of

Eph Tripp

referd

The matter Respecting Ephrim [Ephraim] Tripp is Referd to next

monthly meeting under the Care of Prince Allen & Barzillai

Tucker John Potter & Caleb Russell and they to Report next

 

monthly meeting

Case of

Gid Gifford

referd

The matter Respecting Gideon Gifford is Referd to next

monthly meeting under the care of the Same friends as

heretofore and then they to make Report – –

Case of

John Russel

and

Peleg Slocum

freeing

Negroes

referd

The matters Respecting John Russell & Peleg Slocum

freeing their Negroes, not being fully Compleated

therefore its Referd to next monthly meeting under the

Care of the Same friends as heretofore and then they to

make Report

Case of

Paul Russel

referd

The matter in Regard to Paul Russell is Referd to next

monthly meeting under the Same friends Care as heretofore

and then they to make Report – –

Case of

Hum Smith

referd

The friends appointed to prepare a Certificate for Humphry

Smith Report that they hant Compleated Sd Business therefore

they are Still Continued for that purpose and to make Report

 

to next monthly meeting

Case of

Micajah

Wood referd

The matter Respecting Micajah Wood is Referd to next mo meeting

under the care of the Same friends as before and then they to

make report – –

Return

from Quarterly

meeting

The friends appointed to attend the Quarterly meeting Report

that all attended and have Produced an Epistle from the

Same which was Read & well Accepted – –

London Epistle

The London Printed Epistle of Last year was read in this

 

meeting and as it Contains much Good Advice & Instruction

 

Pertinant to the Present times it is orderd to be Publickly

 

Read at the close of our meeting for worship – –

Transcip yearly

meeting Epistle

A Transcrip[t] of our Last yearly meeting Epistle was Read

and Kindly Accepted Sd Transcrip[t] Informs the yearly meeting

David & Thomas

Smiths Case

Confirmd the Judgment of the Quarterly meeting against

David and Thos Smith and as to the matter of Gideon

Gid Howland

marriage not

allowed

Howland & Katherine Slocum marriage, it is Recommended that

we Strictly adhear to the Rules of the Society in that Respect

Transcrip of

London Written

Epistle

A Transcript of the London Written Epistle for the Last year

was Likewise read in this meeting and the Salutory advice

therein well Received Also a Transcript of the Epistle from

Epistil from

Philidela

the yearly meeting of Philidelphia was read to good

Satisfaction

Giles Slocum

case referd

The matter in Regard to Giles Slocum is Referd to next

monthly meeting under the care of the Same friends as

 

heretofore and Jonathan & Daniel Cornal [Cornell] & Joh [John] Williams

 

are ad[d]ed to them and they to make Report to next mo meeting

Sewel History

paid for

The Treasurer Reports he hath paid two Dollars it being

the Remainder for one of Sewels History

Denial to be

drawd against

David Smith

We appoint our friend Samuel Smith & Prince Allen to Inspect

the minutes made against David Smith and Draught [Draft] a

paper of Denial Against him if they think proper when Sd

 

minutes is inspected and bring it to next monthly meeting

Clement

Beedle

proposal

marriage

Clement Biddle of Philidelphia and Rebecca Cornal

Declared their Intentions of taking Each other in marriage

and were Desir,d to wait untill the next monthly meeting

for their Answer

D: Conel

Requests

Certificate

Daniel Cornal Desired a Removal Certificate for him

Self and Children under age ^to the mo meeting of the Ninepartner therefore we appoint Thos

Hicks and William Anthomy Jur to make the necessary and

 

to Draw one for him if they think proper and bring it

 

to next monthly meeting

 

This meeting hath Concluded to come to a Subscription

Subscription

to Raise

money

being in Debt nearly to the amount of twenty five pounds

Lawfull money, and our friends Caleb Russell Prince

Allen William Wood Abraham Howland & Benja Slocum

 

are appointed to Receive & to pay the Same into the

 

treasury of this meeting and make Report of their Doings

 

with the Sum total as Soon as they Convenient can

 

This meeting hath Collected £13″1s″3d old tennor

Three books Receiv,d

This meeting hath Received three Books of Robert

 

Barkley [Barclay] & William Penns works from our yearly meeting

 

which is for the Use of friends in General

 

8th mo

1774

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth 15th the 8 mo 1774

the Representatives are Prince Allen & Thos Hicks present

Wm Russell

case referd

The matter Respecting William Russell is Refer,d to next

monthly meeting under the care of the Same friends as here-

 

tofore, and they are Desir,d to Inform him that friends are

 

not willing to Receiv his paper by reason of his Slackness

 

of attending meetings

B Little

case referd

The matter Respecting Barker Little is Refer,d to next

mo meeting under the Care of Jonathan Hussey & Seth Russell

 

and then they make Report – –

Ephraim Tripp

Case refer,d

The matter Respecting Ephrim Tripp is Refer,d to

next monthly meeting under the Same friends care as here-

 

tofore and then to make Report – –

Gideon

Gifford’s

case refer,d

The friends that had the Care of that matter in regard to

Gideon Gifford Desire the matter Refer,d one month longer

therefore sd matter is Refer,d under sd friends and then they to

 

make Report

John Russell &

Peleg Slocum

Case referd

The matter in Regard to John Russell & Peleg Slocum freeing

their Negroes not being yet fully Compleated therefore sd

matter is Refer,d one month Longer under the Same friends

 

Care as heretofore and then they to make report

H. Smith

Certificate

This meeting hath Signed Removal Certificate for

Humphry Smith 2nd his Wife and Children to the monthly

 

meeting at the Ninepartners

Paul Russell

Case refer,d

The matter Respecting Paul Russell is Refer,d to next

monthly meeting under the Same friends Care as hereto=

 

fore and then they to make Report

Micaj Wood

Case refer,d

The matter in regard to Micajah Wood is Refer,d under

the care of Barzillia Tucker Benjamin Rider and John

 

Williams to next monthly meeting & then they to make

 

Report

Giles Slocum

Case refer,d

The Committee that had the care of that matter Respecting

Giles Slocum Desire the matter to be Refer,d which is Refer,d

 

to next monthly meeting & then they to make Report

Testimony

against

D. Smith

Recorded in

page 299

This meeting hath Signed a paper of Denial against

David Smith and the Clerk is order,d to read sd paper

Publickly at the Close of first days meeting for

worship and make Report to next monthly meeting

Clement Biddle

Certificate

Clement Biddle hath Produced a Certificate from

the monthly meeting of Philidelphia Certifying that he

 

is a member of their meeting & Clear of marriage Entangle-

 

ments Engagments as far as they know

C:B &

R: C

Receiv,d

their answer

Therefore Clement Biddle and Rebecca Cornal appear,d

for their answer which was that they might Proceed

to take Each other in marriage in Some Convenient time

before next monthly meeting advising with the Overseers

 

this meeting Shall appoint for that purpose and

 

Caleb Russell and Jonathan Hussey is appointed for to

 

See their marriage Consomated in good order and make

 

Report to next monthly meeting

D Cornel Certificate

Sing,d

This meeting hath Signed a Removal Certificate to the

Monthly Meeting of Ninepartners for our friend Daniel

 

Cornal and his Children under age

Certificat

to be given

all moved

in the Verge

of Ninepart-

ners month

-ly meeting

We appoint our friends Thomas Hicks Prince Allen William

Anthony Ju and Samuel Smith to Draw Removal Certificates

for all the friends that have Removed to Sarhatoga that

they on Inquiry Shall think proper and make report to

next monthly meeting and also to Draw one for

Jedidiah Allen his wife and Children all to be Directed

to the monthly meeting of Ninepartners

Order on Treasurer

The Treasurer is order,d to pay Timothy Russell five dollars

 

for half years keeping the meeting house

 

This meeting hath Collected £11″10s″11d old tennor

 

1774

9th mo

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth 19th the 9th mo 1774

the Representatives are William Sandford & Thos Hicks present

Wm Russell

case referd

The matter Respecting Wm Russell is Refer,d to next monthly

meeting under the Care of the Same friends as heretofore

 

and then they to make Report

Bark Little

case refer,d

The matter Respecting Barker Little is Refer,d to next mo

meeting under the Care of the Same friends as heretofore

 

and then they to make Report

E: Tripp

Denied

Whereas Ephraim Tripp hath long been under Dealing and the

matter having been under the care of a Committee for a long time

 

and now Said Committee Report that they have found no Satisfaction

 

therefore we hereby Disown the Said Ephraim Tripp from being

 

a member of our Society and Prince Allen & Thos Hicks is appointed

 

to Draw a publick Testimony against him and bring it to next

 

monthly meeting and also to Shew him a Copy of the minute

 

made against him

Gid Gifford’s

case referd

The matter Respecting Gideon Gifford is Referd to next monthly

meeting under the Care of Joseph Tucker & William Mosher and

 

then they to make report

manimition

from John

Russell

John Russell hath Signed and Deliver,d to this meeting Two

Bills of Manumition one for a Negro Woman Named Luce

and one for a negro gall Named Vilot which this meeting

Peleg Slocum

case referd

Accepts. And Peleg Slocum Not fully Complying with

friends Request in Regard to freeing his Negroes, therefore the

 

matter is Refer,d under the Same friends care as heretofore, to next

 

monthly meeting & then they to make Report

P: Russel

Denied

Whereas Paul Russell having been under Dealing and the

matter hath been Long under the Care of a Committee & now the

 

greater part of Sd Committee (the other being absent) Report that

 

they found no Satisfaction therefore we hereby Disown the Said

 

Paul Russell from being a member of our Society and Prince

 

Allen & Thomas Hicks are appointed to Draw a publick Tes-

 

timony against P. Russell & bring it to next monthly meeting

 

& also Shew him a Coppy of this minute

Certificates

Sing,d for

Several friends

Zephaniah

Anthony

Wife & Children

&c

This meeting hath Sign,d Removal Certificates to the monthly

meeting at the Ninepartners for the following friend (viz)

Shadrac Dennice his Wife and Children, Zephania Anthony with

his Wife and Children

B Biddle

Certificate

Sign,d

This meeting hath also Signed a Removal Certificate to

the monthly meeting of Philidelphia for Rebeca Biddle

wife of Clement Biddle

Micaj Wood

case referd

The matter Respecting Micajah Wood is Refer,d to next mo

meeting under the Care of Barzillia Tucker, Benja Rider Joseph

 

Barker & Prince Allen and then they to make Report

Giles

Slocum

case referd

The Committee appointed on account of Giles Slocum Desire

the matter to be Refer,d which matter is Refer,d to next mo

meeting and then they to make report

T: & D: Smith

Testimony

Read

The Clerk Reports that he hath Read the testimonies against

David and Thos Smith as orderd

This meeting Collected – – £11 00s 00d old tennor

 

This meeting adjourns to the Last first in this month after

 

the meeting of worship

 

This meeting meet acccording to adjournment the 28th the 9 mo 1774

 

the Representatives being called both Present

Clement

Biddle

marriage

The friends appointed to See Clement Biddle & Rebecca

Cornel marraige Consomated, Report that Said marraige was

Consomated orderly Except the young womans appearing with

 

her bonet on in time of marriage, which appears that She did

 

it Inadvertantly therefore friends advise for the futer on Such

 

Occations women take off their bonets

manimitions

from J:R

Joseph Russell hath free,d his Negro men from the State

of Slavery, Namely Quash and Pero, and their Manu-

 

missons hath been Read in this meeting & accepted

Tim Russel

is paid

The Treasurer Reports he hath paid Timothy Russell five

Dollars for keeping the meeting house half a year as orderd

 

The Queries were read in this meeting and answers thereto

 

and approv,d & Sent with the Epistle, which was Sign,d in this

F. Rider

Recommended

as a Minister

meeting to the Quarterly meeting, and our friend Freborn

Rider was Recommended as a member of the Quarterly meeting

of ministers & Elders

money sent

for the Y: M

Stock

The Treasurer is order,d to hand three Dollars to the Representatives

to the Quarterly for the yearly Stock and Report next mo meeting

Representatives

to the Q:

Meetig

Our friends Thomas Hicks Barzillia Tucker Wm Barker Wm An[thony]: ju

are appointed to attend the Quarterly meeting and present the

Epistle with the answers to the Queries and make report next mo Meeting.

 

10th mo 1774

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 17th of 10 mo 1774

 

the Representatives ar Joseph Barker & Prince Allen both present

Wm Russell

case referd

The matter Respecting Wm Russell is Refer,d to next mo meeting

under the care of the Same friends as heretofore and then they

 

to make Report

Barker Little’s

case referd

One of the Committee appointed on account of Barker Little Reports

that they hant had an oppertunity with him and Desire the matter

 

Refer,d therefore Sd matter is Refer,d untill next mo meeting under

 

their Care and then they to make Report

Testimony

Signed against

E:T & P: R

Prince Allen & Thos. Hicks hath answer,d their appointment

and brought Testimonies against Ephrem Tripp & Paul Russell

which were Sign,d by the Clerk and Sd Clerk is order,d to read

 

Sd Testimonies at the Close of a first Days meeting at Some

 

Convenient time after the time of appeal is out & then make Report

Gideon Gifford

paper accepted

The Committee appointed on account of Gideon Gifford

Report that they have So much Satisfaction as they are willing

 

to Receive his paper Therefore this meeting Concluds to accept

 

Sd paper which is as followeth

G: Giffrd

paper

To the Preparative & Monthly meeting of friends

Whereas I have Married Out of the Unity of friends & therein

 

broak the good order Established among them, which broack

 

of Disorder I am Sorrow for and do Condemn the Same and

 

Desire friends So far to pass by mine offence as to let me

 

Remain under their Care from your friend

 

Dartmouth the 3 the 3 mo 1774

 

Gideon Gifford

P. Slocum

case referd

The Committee appointed in the affair of Peleg Slocum, made no

Report therefore the matter Respecting Peleg Slocum’s freeing his Negroes is

 

Refer,d untill next monthly meeting under the care of the Same friends as

 

heretofore & Joseph Tucker & Abraham Tucker is aded to them and they to

 

Report to next monthly meeting

M: C

& E: T

Deni,d

The women Inform that they have Signed papers of Denial against

Mary Cornal & Elisabeth Tucker which this meeting approveth of &

the Clerk hath Signed Sd papers also – –

M: W

Deni,d

Whereas Micajah Wood hath been under Dealing for marring out of the

Unity of friends, and the matter been under the Consideration of a Committee

 

for a long time, and they Report that Said Woods Conduct hath been

 

Disagreeable, in Reporting a Scandeclos Story about Edieth Smith wife

 

of Humphry Smith the 2d and not Inclining to Condemn the Same to friends

 

Satisfaction therefore we hereby Disown him the Said Wood from being

 

a member of our Society and Benja Rider & Prince Allen are appointed

 

to Draw a Testimony against him & bring it to next mo meeting

 

also to Shew him a Coppy of this minute and Inform of his Right

 

of appeal and make Report to next monthly meeting – –

G Slocum

Case referd

The Committee appointed on account of Giles Slocum Desire

the matter Refer,d which is Refer,d under the Same friends Care

 

as heretofore unto next monthly meeting & then they to make Report

money

paid by

Treasurer

the Treasury Reports that he hath paid the money to the Representatives

as order,d last monthly meeting

Return

from the

Q: meeting

The Representative Report that they all attended the Quarterly

meeting, also we Received an Epistle from Sd meeting with an

Printed one from Philidelphia which were read & kindly accepted

D Shephers Jur desires

a Certifi

David Sheepherd jur Requests a few lines to the mo meeting

of Smithfield Certifying his Clearness Respecting marriage and

 

Conversation & Caleb Russell & John Williams are appointed for that

 

purpose & they to Report to next mo meeting. Likewise

 

Elias Slocum Requests one of the like to the mo meeting of

 

Coakset & Prince Allen & Thos Hicks are appointed to take

 

the necessary Care on that account & Report next monthly meeting

 

This meeting Collected 8£-5s-5d old Tennor

Testimony

against

David Smith Should have

been Recorded

in page 293

(Whereas David Smith of Dartmouth in the County of Bristol

in the Province of the Massachussets Bay in New England

having Long made Profession with us & been a member

of our monthly meeting of Dartmouth, But for want ^of due

watchfulness, and Giving way to a Contentious mind, has

 

So far Deviated from our Profession as to Publickly Report

 

that Some of the Overseers of our meeting were fals men, to

 

the Defaming of them, and friends having Labour,d with

 

him in much Love in order to Retract & Condemn the same

 

and Restore him to unity with his Brethren again, But

 

he Refusing to Comply therewith therefore for the Clearing

 

of truth and friends from the Reproach of Such a Con=

 

=tentious Person This meeting is Concerned to Give this

 

forth as a Publick Testimony against him, and hereby

 

Disown him the Said David Smith from being a member

 

of our Society untill by Repentance he shall be Restord to the

 

way of truth – – Given forth at our sd mo meeting held on

 

the 15th day of the 8th month – 1774

 

Signed in and on behalf of Sd meeting by Wm Anthony jur Clerk)

Testimony

against

T: Smith

Should have

been Recorded

in page 285

(Whereas Thomas Smith Son of David Smith had his Education

among friends & Disregarding the testimony of truth So for as to

Publickly Declare that Daniel Cornel was a fals man & he could

prove it, and he hath failed of his assertion, and friends hav=

=ing Repeatedly Labour,d with him in Love in order to restore

him to the way of truth, but our Labour of love not having

 

the Desire,d Effect to friends Satisfaction therefore for the clearing

 

of truth and friends from the Reproch of Such practices this

 

meeting is Concerned to Give this forth against him & do hereby

 

Publickly Disown him the sd Thos Smith from being one

 

society and from under the care of friends Nevertheless Des=

 

=iring if it be agreeable with Divine pleasure that he may

 

yet be Restor,d from the Evil of his way & by unfeigned Repen-

 

-tance Return to the way of truth – –

 

Given forth at our Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth

 

the 21st Day of the 3 mo 1774. And Signed in & on behalf of Sd

 

meeting by – – Wm Anthony jur Clerk

 

11th mo 1774

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 21st of the 11th mo 1774

 

the representatives are Jonathan Hussey & Wm Mosher both Present

Wm Russel

case referd

The matter Respecting William Russell is Refer,d to next mo 

meeting under the Care of the Same friends as heretofore and then

 

they to make Report

 

Some of the Committee that had the care of that matter Respecting

Barker Little

case referd

Barker Little report that they hant fully Disharg,d themselves

on that account therefore the matter is Still Refer,d to next mo

 

meeting under their care & then they to make Report

manimition

from P.S

Receiv,d

Peleg Slocum hath Signed & Deliver,d to this meeting two

Bills of Manimission one for a Negro man named Cesor & one

for a Negro man Named London which this meeting accepts

Testimony

against

M: Wood

This meeting hath Signed a Testimony against Micajah

Wood and the Clerk is orderd to read Sd paper at the Close of a

first Days meeting for Worship at Some Convenient time before

 

next monthly meeting & then make Report Sd Testimony is

 

as followeth – –

 

Whereas Micajah Wood hath had his Education amongst

 

friends and Disregarding the testimony of truth So far as

 

to marry out from amongst friends and also Reporting a

 

Scandalos Story about Edieth Smith wife of Humphry Smith

 

all which friends having Laboured with him in love in order

 

to Restore him to the way of truth, but our Labour of love

 

not having its Desired Effect to friends Satisfaction there

 

fore for the Clearing of truth and friends from the Reproach

 

of Such Practices this meeting is Concern,d to give this forth

 

against him the Said Micajah Wood and do hereby Publickly

 

Disown him from being one of our Society and from under

 

the Care of friends Nevertheless Desiring if it be agreeable

 

with Divine Pleasure that he yet may be Restored from

 

the Evil of his ways and by unfeigned Repentance Return

 

to the way of Truth – –

 

Given forth at our monthly meeting held in Dartmouth

 

the 21 Day the 11th month 1774 and Signed in

 

and on behalf of Sd meeting by

     

Wm Anthony jur Clerk

manimited

negroes

informed

We appoint our friends Prince Allen Joseph Gifford and

Caleb Russell to Inform all the Negroes Manimited by friends

belonging to this meeting that they are Set at liberty and

 

advise with them as they think proper

G Slocum’s

case referd

The Committee appointed on that affair of Giles Slocum Desire

that matter Refer,d one month longer as they are not fully ready

 

to make Report therefore Sd matter is Refer,d to next mo meeting

 

under their Care & then they to make Report

D: Sheepherd ju

Certificate

This meeting hath Signed a Certificate for David Sheepherd ju

to the monthly meeting of Smithfield Certifying his Clearness Resp-

 

ecting marriage, Also one of the like kind for Elihu Slocum to the

 

monthly meeting of Acoakset

 

This meeting hath Signed a Removal Certificate for Jededi-ah

J: A

Certificate

Allen his wife and Children to the Monthly meeting of the Nine

Partners Likewise one for Isaac Sandford & Children to Sd mo meeting

 

and Likewise one for Benja Russell his wife & Children to Sd mo- meeting

 

Likewise one for Stephen Smith & Children to Sd mo meeting – –

 

The year being Expired of the Service of the Overseers, Likewise

 

the Overseers of the Poor yet the Same are Still Continued in that

 

Service till next monthly meeting and the Choice of Sd Overseers

 

is Refer,d to next mo meeting

meetings

begin at

12 hour

This meeting Concluds that all our meetings for worship only

Begin at the twelveth hour Except at Bedford, and to Continue

So untill the monthly meeting in the fourth month next, and then

 

all our meetings to Begin at the Eleventh hour untill our

 

yearly meeting in the faul – –

C: G & J: S

under Dealing

The Overseers Inform that Caleb Green, and Joshua Sherman = Ju

hath married out of the Unity of friends and that Sd

 

Green hath married his first Cousin and the overseers having

 

Labour,d with them for the Same (altho they were not

 

Previsously Cautioned to Desist) and they Decline

 

to Condemn their Transgression therefore we do Refer,d matter

 

to next monthly meeting – –

 

The Overseers Inform that Isaac Smith hath married out

 

of the Unity of friends and he having been Precautioned to

I. Smith

Denied

Desist, Therefore we do Disown him the said Isaac Smith

from being in membership & from under the Care of this meeting

 

This meeting Collected £5 ″ 1s ″ 11d O:T

 

12th mo

1774

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 19th of the 12 mo 1774

The Representatives are Thos Hicks & Barzillia Tucker both present

overseers

appointed

Our friends William Mosher Thomas Hicks Benjamin Howland and

James Davis William Anthony ju are appointed Overseers for

 

the year Ensuing and John Williams and Prince Allen is nominated

 

and Desire to Consider of the matter one month – –

Overseers of

the poor

Our friends Joseph Barker Gideon Howland Abraham Howland

Caleb Bassell Barzillia Tucker David Sheepherd Philip Allen Benjamin

 

Rider are appointed Overseers of the Poor for the year Ensuing

E. B

admitted a

member

The Women friends Inform that they have Received Elizabeth

Briggs a member of our Society which we Concur with – –

The matter Respecting Wm Russell is Refer,d to next mo meeting

 

under the Care of Samuel Smith & Prince Allen and then they

 

to make Report – –

B: Little

paper

accepted

This meeting hath Concluded to accept of Barker Little and

Wifes paper Provided they Cause Sd paper to be Read publickly

at the End of a first days meeting for Worship and Return

 

Said paper to next mo meeting

M: Wood

paper

Read

The Clerk reports that he hath Read Micajah Woods paper as

order,d

This meeting Collected – – £8″14s″0 old Tennor

fig. 9: The Allen’s Neck Meeting House was first built in 1758 and rebuilt in 1873.

© Copyright Jean Schnell

order on

Treasurer

the Treasurer is order,d to pay Timothy Russell 5 Dollars for half years

keping the meeting house

 

This meeting adjourns to the 28th this Instant

 

This meeting meet by adjournment the 28th the 12th mo 1774 – –

 

the Representatives being Called Barzillia Tucker present and

 

Thos Hicks Sent his Excuse for not being here which this meeting accepts

case of Giles

Slocum continud

The Committee appointed on account of Giles Slocum made Report

to this meeting which Report this meeting being not willing

 

to accepts by Reason the matter is not fully Setled then for

 

the Same Committee is Still Continued and hereby Impower

 

them to Settle the whole affair in behalf of this meeting and

 

make Report to next monthly meeting – –

Case of Caleb

Greene and

Joshua

Shearman

The matter Concerning Caleb green and Jorshua Sherman ju

being Refer,d Last monthly meeting to this meeting therefore

we appoint our friends John Williams Caleb Russell and

Benjamin Rider to Labour further with them and make

 

Report to next monthly meeting Likewise to Inform Isaac

 

Smith of his Denial and his right of appeal and Report

 

to next monthly meeting

D: Russell

Requests

Certificate

David Russell Desires a Removal Certificate to the

monthly meeting of Coakset and William Mosher and

Barzillia Tucker are appointed to take the Necessary Care

 

on that account and Draw one for him if they think proper

 

and bring to next monthly meeting – –

on Title of

meeting house Lands

This meeting Concluds it Necessary that there be an Inspection

into the Title of our meeting house Lands but this meeting

 

being Small therefore the Chusing a Committee on that

 

account is Refer’d to next monthly meeting – –

J: Wood

under

Dealing

This meeting being Inform,d that John Wood hath been found

in the Reproachful Evil of Joining with other in Stealing

of watermillions from John Sheepherd also in Gatherin with a

 

Tumultious Company by way of Riot very unbecoming the truth

 

Likewise he is Published out of the Unity of friends and Likewise

W: Haden

under

Dealing

the Overseers inform that William Hoden [Hayden] hath also been Conside=

rate in Stealing Said Sheepherds watermillion all which matters

Said Overseers hath Labour,d with them for and we appoint

 

our friends Caleb Russell Prince Allen Barzillia Tucker to Labour

 

further with them on those accounts and Report next mo meeting

 

1 mo 1775

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 16th of the 1st mo 1775

 

the Representatives are Jonathan Hussey and John Williams present

Prince Allen

John Wms proposed

overseers

Prince Allen and John Williams, not being fully willing to be appointed

Overseers at present therefore they are Still Desir,d to Consider of the matter

one month Longer and then they to make Report – –

W: R paper accepted

This meeting accepts of William Russells paper, the Committee

 

on that account on that account on that amount making Somewhat

 

a Satisfactory Report Concerning him – –

B Littles

paper

not read

Barker Little and wives paper not being Read by Reason of

Disappointment therefore the matter is Refer,d and he is Desir,d to

Cause Sd paper to be read as order,d before and Return it to next mo meeting

Tim Russ

is paid

Timothy Russell Informs that the Treasury has paid him the money

as order,d Last mo meeting

Giles Slocum

case referd

The matter Respecting Giles Slocum is Refer,d to next mo meeting

under the Care of the Same Committee as heretofore by their Request

 

and then they to make Report

Caleb Green

J Shearman

case referd

The Committee appointed on account of Caleb Green and Jorshua

Sherman Desire the matter Refer,d which is Referd to next mo

meeting and Caleb Russell is Dismised from that Service by

 

Reason of being nigh in kind & Benja Taber is aded in his

 

Room and they to make Report next mo meeting

D: Russel

Certificate

Sign,d

Removal Certificate for friends David Russell & his wife to

Acoakset monthly meeting were Signed at this meeting – –

J: H & M: A

Received

their

answer

Jonathan Howland and Mary Allen Declar,d their Intentions of

marriage and were Desired to wait till next monthly for their answer

and Joseph Barker & William Anthony ju are appointed to Inquire into

the young mans Clearness Respecting marriage & Conversation and

 

make Report to next monthly meeting – –

 

Our friends Prince Allen Wm Anthony ju Samuel Smith

Committee

to Inspect

the title

of meetings

Land

Barzillia Tucker are appointed to Inspect into the Title of our

meeting house land and where they find any defect to mend

and Strengthen the Same as they may think best and make

Report when they have Accomplished the Same – –

Report from

Quart meeting

The Representative Report that they all attend the Quarterly

meeting According to appointment & have Produced an Epistle

 

from the Same which hath been Read & kindly Accepted – –

John Wood &

Wm Haden

case referd

The matters Respecting John Wood and Wm Haden are Referd

to next monthly meeting on the account the Committee have not

had opportunity to fulfill their appointment therefore they are

 

Continued in that Service & to make Report to next mo meeting

 

This meeting Collected 11£″0s″0d old tennor which is Sent to the

 

treasury by Benjamin Smith jur – –

 

(The following paper of Richard Peckhams Should have been Recorded

 

in page 278 – –

Testimony

against

R: Peckham

Whereas Richard Peckham a member of this meeting, hath for

want of adhearing to the measure of Light and Grace in his

own Heart, So far Deviated from the good order Established

 

amongst us as to fall into the Sin of fornication as appears by

 

his wives having a Child Soon after marriage, and Likewise

 

hath married his first Cousin the which he Declines to Condemn

 

to friends Satisfaction, and after our Labour of love we think

 

we are Clear do disown the Sd Richard peckham from being a

 

member of our Society Untill it may please God to Shew him his

 

Error and by an unfeigned repentance he may Return, is our

 

hearty Desire, Given forth at our monthly meeting held in

 

Dartmouth – – the 17th Day of the first month – – 1774 – –

 

Signed in and on behalf of Sd meeting by – –

     

William Anthony jur Clerk —)

 

2 mo

1775

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 20th the 2nd mo 1775

the Representatives are Jonathan Hussey & Barzillia Tucker present

John Wms

overseer

B Littles

paper read

John Williams is appointed Overseer in order to Join the Rest

in that Service – – This meeting is Inform,d that Barker Little

and wives paper hath been read as orderd & Returnd to this

meeting and is as followeth

 

The monthly meeting of friends to be holden at Dartmouth the

 

15th the 11th month 1773

B: Little

and wifes

paper

Friends whereas we through the Infirmation of the adversary

have fallen into the gross Sin of fornication and brought a great

Scandal upon our Profession for which we are Sorry for and do

 

Condemn hoping God will forgive us and friends So for pass by

 

this Offence with all other our offences as to lett us Still Remain

 

under their Care – –

 

Barker Little

     

Elisabeth Little

Case of

Caleb Green

J Sherman

& I Smith

The Committee appointed on account of Caleb Green & Joshua

Sherman jur & Isaac Smith Report that they Inform,d Sd Smith as

order,d and that Caleb Green gave them Some Satisfaction and

Sd Green & wife gave in a paper to the meeting Condemning

 

their misconduct they likewise Report in Regard to Joshua

 

Sherman that they had an oppertunity of Conferrance with him

 

and he gave them no Satisfaction and this meeting Concluds

 

to Refer the matters Respecting ^Sd green & P. Sherman Under the

 

Care of Benja Taber John Williams & Benja Rider and they to make

 

Report next monthly meeting – –

 

The friends appointed to Enquire into the Clearness of

 

Jonathan Howland Report that they have made Inquiry and

 

find nothing So material as to hinder his Proceeding – –

J. H &

M A

Receiv,d

their

answer

Jonathan Howland and Mary Allen appear,d for their Answer

which was that they might proceed to take Each other in

marriage in Some Convenient time before next mo meeting

advising with the Overseers we Shall appoint for that purpose

and Joseph Barker & Wm Anthony ju to See their marriage Consoma

 

in good order & make Report next monthly meeting – –

T: M &

R: H

Publish,d

Thomas Mott and Rhoda Hathaway Declar,d their

Intention of taking Each other in marriage & were Desir,d

to wait untill next monthly meeting for their Answer and

 

William Wood & Barzillia Tucker are appointed to Inquire into

 

Sd Motts Clearness in Regard to marriage & Conversation & make

 

Report next monthly meeting

John Wood &

Wm Haden

Case referd

The friends appointed to Labour with John Wood and Wm

Haden Report they have not fully Discharged themselves

in that matter and Desire it to be Refer,d which is Refer,d

 

to next monthly meeting and then they to make Report

J Davis

Requests Certificate

James Davis Desires a Certificate Signifying his Clearness

Respecting marriage & Conversation to the Monthly meeting

 

of Smithfield therefore David Sheeherd and Benjamin Taber

 

are appointed to take the Necessary Care on that account and

 

bring one to the next monthly meeting if they find him Clear

David Hart

gave in a

paper

David Hart hath given in a Paper to this meeting Condeming

his marring out of the Unity of friends, and we appoint Joseph

Tucker William Mosher & William Wood to take an Oppertunity

 

of Conferrance with him in order to Discover his Sincerity, and

 

Report to next monthly meeting – –

Charles Russel

case

The Committee appointed Some months past on Acount of

Charles Russell Report that he gave them no Satisfaction

 

and that Sd Russell is about to marry out of the Unity of friends

 

and Samuel Smith & Prince Allen are appointed to Draught a

 

Testimony against Sd Russell and bring it to next mo meeting

 

also to Inform him of his Right of an Appeal – –

money paid

to the treasury

Caleb Russell Reports that he hath Reciv,d by way of Subscription

as order,d Some months past the Sum of Eight pounds Eleven

 

Shillings & four pence Lawfull money and paid into the Treasury

 

This meeting Collected £13″7s″4d old tennor which is Sent to the

 

treasury by Prince Allen

order on Treasurer

The Treasury is order,d to pay Benjamin Allen his Demand

 

on the meeting also those that have Demand for Reparing

 

the meeting house and make Report next mo meeting

J: Hussey

Requests a

Certificate

Jonathan Hussey Desires a Removal Certificate for him

self his Wife & Children to the monthly meeting of Ninepartners

and we appoint William Sandford Wm Anthony jr and John

 

Potter to take the Necessary Care on that account and bring one to

 

next mo meeting if they think proper – –

adjourn

This meeting adjourns to the first Day of next month

mett

This meeting meet by Adjournment the 1st Day: 3 mo 1775

 

the Representatives are Jonathan Hussey and Barzillia Tucker present

P Russell

denial read

The Clerk Reports that he hath read the Testimony against

Paul Russell & Ephrim Tripp as order,d Some months past

 

and Return,d Said Testimonies to this meeting

 

William Barker and William Sandford are Appointed to have

Wm Barker

Wm Sanford

oversite

of Bury

=ing ground

the Oversight of the Burying Ground in the Room of Jonathan

Hussey who is about to Remove from hence, and they to Join

with Abraham Tucker & Joseph Tucker in that Service – –

Order on Treasurer

The Treasury is order,d to pay Benjamin Smith jur his bill

 

against this meeting which was Inspected and allow,d Some

 

time past and Report to next monthly meeting

Testimony

against

P: Russell

Whereas Paul Russell Son of Paul Russell having had his

Education among friends and Disregarding the Testimony of

of Truth So far as to be found in Some abusive behavour

 

with Roger Mosher in the Night, and Likewise in

 

Resorting with a Rude Company at Prince Potters house

 

all which plainly appears by his own Confession and

 

friends having Repeatedly with him in Love in order to

 

Restore him to the way of Truth but our Labour of Love not

 

having the Desir,d Effect to friends Satisfaction, therefore for

 

the Clearing of Truth and friends from the Reproach of Such

 

practises this meeting is Concern,d to give this forth against him

 

and do hereby publickly Disown him the Sd Paul Russell from

 

being one of our Society and from under the Care of friends

 

yet Nevertheless Desiring if it be agreeable with Divine

 

pleasure that he may yet be Restord from the Evil of his ways

 

and by Unfeigned Repentance Return to the way of Truth

 

Given forth at our monthly meeting held in Dartmouth the 17th the

 

10 mo 1774 – –

 

and Signed in & on behalf of Sd meeting by

     

Wm Anthony jr Clerk

Testimony

against

E: Tripp

Whereas Ephriam Tripp Son of Wm Tripp, Having had

his Education amongst friends and Disregarding the

Testimony of Truth So far as to be found in Some abusive

 

behaviour with Roger Mosher in the Night Season and

 

Likewise in Resorting with a Rude Company at Prince

 

Potters house all which appears by his one Confession, and

 

friends having Repeated Laboured with him in love

 

in order to Restore him to the way of Truth, but our labour

 

of Love not having the Desir,d Effect to friends Satisfaction

 

therefore for the Clearing of Truth and friends from the

 

Reproach of Such Practices this meeting is Concerned to give

 

this forth against him & Do hereby Publickly Disown him

 

the Said Ephrim Tripp from being one of our Society and

 

from under the Care of friends yet Nevertheless Desiring

 

if it be agreeable with Divine Pleasure that he may yet

 

be Restored from the Evil of his ways and by unfeigned

 

Return to the way of Truth – –

 

Given forth at our Monthly meeting held in Dartmouth

 

the 17th Day the 10 mo 1774 and Signed in & on behalf of Sd

 

meeting by – –

     

William Anthony jr Clerk

Bill for keeping

Alice Smith

The Overseers of the Poor hath handed in a bill from

Benjamin Smith Ju for keeping Alice Smith to the amount

 

of £4″6s″8d Lawfull money which is accepted – –

Case of James Howlands

Request

Caleb Russell & Seth Russell are appointed in the room

of Jonathan Hussey to Jaine Barzillia Tucker in having the

 

Care of that matter Respecting James Howland Ju who

 

Requested to Come among friends and make Report

 

when ready

Content Tucker

Receiv,d

the women Inform that they have minutes Content Tucker

under their Care which this meeting approveth

J: H and

C. T:

Publish’d

Jonathan Hussey Ju & Content Tucker Declar,d their Intention

of marriage and were Desir,d to wait till next monthly

meeting for their answer and William Sandford and John

 

Potter are appointed to See into the young mans Clearness

 

Respecting marriage and Conversation and Report to next mo Meeting

 

3 mo

1775

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 20th 3 mo 1775

the Representatives are Benja Howland 2nd & Samuel Smith present

Caleb Green

J Shearman

case referd

The Committee appointed on Account of Caleb Green & Joshua

Sherman ju Desires them matters Refer,d as they have not

fully Discharged themselves on those Accounts therefore

 

Sd matters is Refer,d under their Care of the Same Committee

 

and Wm Mosher & Barzillia Tucker are aded to them in that

 

Service and they to make Report next mo meeting

Case of

Giles Slocum

referd

The matter Respecting Giles Slocum not being fully

Setled to friends Satisfaction therfore Sd matter is Referd

under the Care of the Same Committee as heretofore and

 

the to make Report to next monthly meeting

Jona Howland marriage

One of the friends Appointed to See the marriage of

 

Jonathan Howland & Mary Allen Consomated, Report

 

that he attended Sd marriage and Saw nothing but what

 

it was Consomated in a Degree Orderly the other friend hath

 

Render,d a Reasonable Excuse for his non Attendance

Tho Mott Clearness

The friends appointed to Inspect into the Clearness of Thos

 

Mott Respecting marriage and Conversation Report that

 

they find nothing to hinder his Proceeding in marriage

Jonat Hussey Clearness

The friends appointed to Inquire into Jonathan Hussey Ju Clearness

 

make the Like Report that they find nothing to hinder

Thos Mott &

Jonat Hussey answer

Thomas Mott and Rhoda Hathaway, and Jonathan Hussey jur

& Content Tucker Appear,d for their Answer, which was that

 

Each Couple might Proceed to take Each other in marriage

 

in Some Convenient time between this & the next monthly

 

meeting advising with the Overseers this meeting Shall Appointe

 

for that purpose and Adam Gifford & Barzillia Tucker are Appointed

 

to See the marriage of Thos Moot & Rhoda Hathaway Solamnised

 

orderly, and Wm Sandford and John Potter are Appointed for the

 

Same Service with the Other Couples – – and all to make

 

Report next mo meeting – –

John Wood &

Wm Haden

case referd

The matter Respecting John Wood and William Haden are

Refer,d to next monthly meeting under the Care of the Same

friends as before, and they to make Report next monthly meeting

James Davis

Certificate

A Certificate was Signed as this meeting for James Davis to the

Monthly meeting of Smithfield Signifying his Clearness in regard

 

to marriage and Conversation – –

F. Rider

Recommend

to the Select

meeting

This meeting hath Signed and Sent to the Quarterly meeting

of Ministers and Elders a minitue Recommending Freburn

Rider as a minister and member of the Select meeting

The friends appointed to have the Oversight of the meeting at

 

Bedford Report that they have Generally attended Sd meeting

 

and that it was held and Conducted in a Good Degree orderly

 

and that they think it might be advantagious to Continue

 

the Same, and the friends Living there do Generally Request

two meeting

a Day

at Bedford

it to be Continued one year Longer which is granted accordingly

and they to hold Two meetings ^on first^ Days untill the monthly meeting

in the tenth month then one meeting on first Day and one on

 

the Sixth day of the week and Sd meeting to begin on the 10th hour

 

and on the 3rd hour on the first day & at the 11th hour on 12th Day

 

and our friends David Sheepherd James Davis and Caleb

 

Russell are appointed to have the Oversight of Sd meeting &

 

and to make Report at the Expiration therof – –

 

This meeting Collected £6″11s″6d old tennor

adjourn

This meeting adjourns to the 29th Instant after the meeting of worship

3 mo mett

1775

This meeting being meet by Adjournment the 29th the 3rd mo 1775

the Representatives are Benjamin Howland & Samuel Smith present

David Hart

case referd

Two of the friends appointed on account of David Hart Report

that he gave them Some Satisfaction, yet they Desire the matter

 

Refer,d which is also Refer,d under their Care and they to make

 

Report next monthly meeting – –

Treasurers

report

The Treasury Reports that he hath not paid all the money as

order,d Last monthly meeting therefore he is Still Desird to

 

accomplish that business and make Report to next mo meeting

Testimony

against

C: Russel

Sign,d

This meeting hath Signed a Testimony against Charles Russell

and the Clerk is order,d to Read Sd Testimony at the Close of a first

Days meeting for worship before next mo meeting and then make Report – –

Sd Testimony is as followeth – –

 

Whereas Charles Russell having had his Education among friend, but

 

Thro, Unwatchfulness and Disregarding the Testimony of truth in his own

 

heart hath So far departed therefrom as to be found Guilty of the Reproachful

 

Sin of fornication and also hath married out of the unity of of friends

 

and we having timely Labour’d with him in Love in order for his recovery

 

but friends Labour not having the Desir,d Effect to friends Satisfaction

 

therefore this meeting is Concern’d for the

 

maintaining of our Christian Testimony and the Preservation of the

 

Professions thereof from the Reproach of Such Enormous practices

 

Do hereby Publickly Disown him the Sd Charles Russell from

 

being a member of our Religious Community and from under our

 

the Care of this meeting Untill by Unfeigned Repentance he shall

 

Return to the way of truth & find mercy with the Lord

 

Given forth & Sign,d in & on behalf of our mo meeting held in Dartmouth

 

by adjournment 29th the 9 mo 1775 by Wm Anthony jur Clerk

 

The Queries have been Read and Answer,d in this meeting and an

Answers

Epistle and Representative

to the Q: meeting

Epistle to the Quarterly meeting Read and Sign,d & Sent with sd

answers to Sd Quarterly meeting by our Representatives who are

Caleb Russell Barzillia Tucker James Davis John Williams Wm

 

Mosher Wm Barker & Wm Anthony jur who are appointed to attend

 

the Quarterly meeting and make Return next mo meeting

adjourn

This meeting adjourns to the 7th Day of next month – –

mett

This meeting being meet by Adjournment the 7th Day of the 4 mo 1775

 

the Representatives are Benja Howland 2nd & Samuel Smith present

 

Job Howland hath Exhibited a Complaint against Wm Wood

 

wherein he Requests Sd Wood to Leave an affair to men Subsist-

 

=ing between him & Sd Wood and the Overseers Inform that they

 

have had them together and Advis,d Sd Wood to submitt Sd matter

 

to men but he Declines the Same and this meeting being Small

 

therefore the Chusing a Committee is Refer,d to next mo meeting

 

This meeting hath Signed a Removal Certificate to the mo

J: Hussey Certificate

Sign,d

meeting at the NinePartners for our friend Jonathan Hussey and

Hepzibah his wife and Sylvenus & Rachal their Children and

 

their Grandaughter Elisabeth Hussey – –

Jonan Hussey Ju

request a Certificate

Jonathan Hussey Ju Requests a Removal Certificate to Sd meeting

and Wm Sandford & Wm Anthony Ju are appointed to Draw

 

one for him if they on Inquiry Shall think Proper and bring

 

it to next mo meeting

 

4 mo

1775

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 17th the 4mo 1775

no Representa

tive from

preparitive

meeting

There not appearing any Representative from the Preparative

meeting the Reason alledged being the Severity of the

weather that day that there was no meeting held, yet this

meeting Concluds to goe forward as Usual, yet fear the

 

Coolness and want of True Zeal for the Cause of Truth

 

was too much the Primary Cause of the afore Sd Neglect

Caleb Green &

J Shearman Jur

case referd

The Committee that had the Care of them matters Respect-

=ing Caleb Green and Joshua Sherman Jur Report that

they have Received Some Satisfaction, yet this meeting

 

meeting thinks proper to Refer Sd matter under the Care of

 

the Same Committee and they to make Report to next mo. meeting – –

G. Slocum

paper

Accepted

This meeting Concluds to accepts of Giles Slocums paper

Condemning his falling into the Sin of Fornication with

Ruth Russell provided he Cause Sd pape to be publickly Read at

 

the Close of a first Days meeting for worship before next monthly

 

he being present and Report to next monthly meeting and return

 

Sd paper and Prince Allen is appointed to Serve Sd Slocum with a

 

Copy of this minute

 

Said paper is as followeth – –

 

To the Monthly meeting of friends in Dartmouth

 

Whereas I have Gave way to the Ensenuation of the adversary so

 

far as to be guilty of the Sin of fornication with Ruth Russell

 

Whereby She Charged me of being father of her bastart Child

 

which Reproachful Sin I am Sorry for & do hereby Condemn Desiring

 

forgiveness from the Almighty and that friends may do far

 

pass by mine offence as to let me Remain under their Care

 

from your friend

 

Giles Slocum

 

Dartmouth the 16th the 4mo 1774

Tho Mott

J Hussey Ju

marriage

The friends appointed to See Thos Mott and Rhody Hathaway

and Jonathan Hussey ju and Content Tucker marriage Consomated

all made Report that they attended Sd marriages and Saw nothing

 

but that they was Consomated orderly – –

John Wood

Wm Haden

case referd

The Committee Appointed on account of John Wood and

‘William Haden Desire them matters Refer’d which is Refer’d

which is Refer,d under the Care of the Same Committee and they to make

 

to next monthly meeting – –

Treasurer

report

The Treasurer Reports he hath not paid the money as order’d Last

monthly meeting Therefore he is yet Continued to pay Sd mony as

 

order’d and make Report next monthly meeting

C Russell Testimony

Read

The Clerk Reports that he hath Read the testimony against

Charls Russell as order’d – –

 

The Representatives to the Quarterly meeting being Called upon

Return

from the

Quarterly meeting

Report that four of them attended but Caleb Russell & James

Davis did not attend the whole of sd meeting bur renderd a reason

therefor which was Accepted

 

and they have Produced an Epistle from Sd Quarterly meeting which

 

hath read and well Accepted

Case of Wm Wood

The appointing a Committee at the Last Adjournment on that

 

affair of William Woods being Omitted by reason of the Smallness

 

of the meeting therefore we now Appoint our friends Adam Gifford

 

Benja Slocum Benja Chase Philip Allen to Labour with Sd Wood

 

to submit Sd matter to men Agreeable to our Dissipline – –

J. H ju

Certificate

Signd

This meeting Signed a Removal Certificate for Jonathan Hussey

Ju and Content his wife to the monthly meeting of the Ninepartners

Report

Wm Smith case

The Committee appointed Some time past to Labour with Wm Smith

Report as followeth We the Subscribers being appointed Some

 

time past to Labour with Wm Smith for taking too much Spiritous

 

Liquor Soon after which Appointment he Removed up the

 

Country Nevertheless two of us had an Oppertunity to Speak

 

with him on that Account and Labour,d with him According

 

to our Ability, but Receiv,d no ^real Satisfaction and after a long

 

time of Tryal we are Inform,d by Credible Information and

 

undoubted Evidence that he yet Continues in the Same practice

 

of taking Spiritous Liquor therefore we think best that he be Denied

 

by friends –

from your friends

Philip Trafford

     

Samuel Smith

 

Dated the 19th the 3mo 1775 –

John Potter

 

Which is accepted therefore this meeting Doth Disown the Sd

W: Smith Deni,d

Smith from under the Care of friends and Samuel Smith is appoint

 

ed to Draw a testimony against him and bring it to next mo

 

meeting also to Serve him with a Copy of this minute

Jemimah

Davis

Certificate

This meeting hath Signed a Removal Certificate for Jemimah

Davis to monthly meeting at the Oblong

This meeting Collected – – £8-8s-5d old tenor – –

To Revise

Correct

& record

meetings

minutes

This Meeting appoints William Anthony Ju Samuel Smith

Thomas Hicks Barzillia Tucker to Revise Correct and Record this

meetings minutes and also to Settle Accounts with the Tresurer and

make Report next monthly meeting


5 mo

1775

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the15th of the 5mo 1775

the Representatives are Caleb Russell & Nicholass Howland present – –

Case of

C Green &

J Shearman

referd

The Committee that had the care of the matter Respecting

Caleb Green and Joshua Sherman Jur hath made Report

which is Somewhat Satisfactory yet they not being present

Said matters are Refer,d to next monthly meeting under the

 

Same friends and then they to make Report.

G S

paper

accepted

report that been made that Giles Slocum paper hath

been read and Returned to this meeting as orderd.

D.H.s

paper

accepted

The Committee that had the Care of that matter Respecting

David Hart, made Report that was so Satisfactory to this

meeting that we Conclude to accept D. Harts papers as Satisfactin

Wm Wood

case referd

The Committe that had the Care of that matter Respecting

Wm Wood Report that Said Wood Still Declines to leave

 

Controvercy to men yet by his request the matter is Referd

 

to next monthly meeting for further Consideration and

 

then he to make report – –

J.W. and

Wm Haden

matter

Referd

The Committee that were appointed in the Case Respecting

John Wood and Wm Haden Report that they have been in a

Progress but have not fully Compleated the Same to

their Satisfaction & Desire it Continued which is Cont=

 

inued Accordingly under the Same friends care as before

 

and they to make Report when they Shall accomplish sd matter

Wm Smith

Paper

A Testimony against Wm Smith was Signed in this

meeting by the Clerk and he is order,d to read it Publickly as

 

usual & make Report to next monthly meeting which is as followeth

Wm Smith

denial

Whereas William Smith Son of Jonathan Smith & Phebe his wife

Late of Dartmouth, but now a Resident in East Hoosuck in

 

the Province of the Massachussets Bay in New England having

 

been Educated and made profession with friends but hath

 

So far Departed there from as frequently to fall in to the Repro

 

achful Evil of taking too much Spiritous Liquor, to his own

 

Prejudice of his Family, and a Reproach to that holy pro=

 

fession and name that he hath Pretended to make Profession of

 

and friends having from time to time in Love Labour,d with

 

him for his Recovery in hopes he would Refrain from apra[?]

 

So Obviously Destructive to mankind, but friends Labour

 

of Love not Obtaining the Desired End, But he Continuing

 

therein therefore for the Clearing of truth and the Testimony

 

we bear from Such Reproachful Evils this meeting is Conc-

 

erned to give this forth as a Publick Testimony against him,

 

and do hereby Disown him the Said William Smith from

 

being a member of our Society untill by Repentance

 

and Reformation he Shall Return from the Error of his

 

way and be Restored to the way of Truth – –

 

Given forth & Signed in and by order of our monthly

 

meeting of friends held in Dartmouth the 15th of 5mo 1775

     

by Wm Anthony Ju Clerk

Committee

to Correct

the minutes

The Friends to Revise Correct & Record this meetings minutes

Report that they have Revised & Corrected Sd minutes and left

them with William Anthony Ju to Record but they Report

 

they have not Setled with the Treasurer by Reason Some

 

Subscriptions that are gone out & not made up & Completed

To Settle with Treasurer

and Wm Anthony Ju and Prince Allen are appointed to Settle with

 

Said Treasurer and make Report next monthy meeting

Ruben Smith

case

One of the friends appointed Some time past to Labour with Rubin

Smith being Removed from hence. This meeting appoints Abraham

 

Howland to Join Prince Allen in that matter and to make Report

 

next monthly meeting

J. Howland

Recevd

under friend

Care

The Committee appointed Sometime past on account of James

Howland Ju Request to come under friends made Report to this

meeting that he gave them a Degree of Satisfaction therefore we

accept of Said Howland to be under the Care of this meeting

Obediah

Allen desire

a Certificate

Obediah Allen Requests a Removal Certificate for him Self his wife

and Children to the monthly meeting of the Nine Partners and we

appoint Thos Hicks & Philip Allen to Join the women and take the

 

necessary Care if they think proper

 

This meeeting collected £9″11s″0d old tenor – –

Certificate

for Rhoda

Allen &

Meribah

Allen

Removal Certificates for Rhoda Allen & Meribah Arnold

Directed to the monthly meeting of the Nine Partners were Signed

in this meeting


6 mo

1775

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth 19th of 6th mo 1775

The Representatives are William Mosher & Samuel Smith both present

James Howland

proposal

of marriage

James Howland and Meribah Sheepherd Declared their Intentions of

of taking Each other in marriage and were Desired to wait till next

monthly meeting for their Answer, and Seth Russell & John

 

Williams are appointed to Inquire into the young mans Clearness

 

Respecting marriage and Conversation & make Report to next

 

monthly meeting

 

The Committee that had the care of that matter Respecting

J.S. paper

accepted

Joshua Sherman Ju made Report to this meeting which was

So Satisfactory as we Conclude to Accept of Sd Shermans paper

 

for Satisfaction but Caleb Green not being present by reason

 

of his being Unwell therefor that matter Respecting Caleb Green

 

is Refer.d to next monthly meeting under the Same friends care

 

as heretofore & then they to make Report

 

William Wood made no Report to this meeting wheather he

Matter

Between

J:H and

Wm W:

would Submit that matter to men Subsisting between himself

and Job Howland, or not therefore the matter is Refer,d under:

the Care of Adam Gifford Philip Allen Benja Chase Benja

Slocum & Joseph Gifford and they to Labour with Said Wood

 

to leave the matter to men & make Report to next mo meeting

 

The Clerk Reports that he hath Read the testimony against

 

Wm Smith as order.d

S Slocum

Certificate

from Coakset

The women Inform that they Received a Removal

Certificate in behalf of Sarah Slocum from monthly

meeting of Coakset

Certificate for

Obediah Allen

Wife & Children

A Removal Certificate on behalf of Obediah Allen

His Wife & Children Directed to the monthly meeting of the

Nine Partners was Signed in this meeting

 

The Committee that had the Care of that matter Respecting

R: Smith

Deni,d

Rubin Smith made Report that he gave them no Satisfaction

for his misconduct therefore we do Disown him the Said Rubin

 

Smith from being under our care and Abraham Howland

 

is appointed to Inform him of his Denial and make Report

 

to next monthly meeting

money raisd

The Treasurer Reports that the Committee Appointed Some

 

time past to Rais money by way of Subscription have rais,d

 

and paid to the Treasury the sum of £9–10s–2d Lawfull money

 

The Committee Appointed to Settle with the Treasurer mad[e]

 

the following Report which is accepted

 

We the Subscribers having Settled accounts with the

 

Treasurer according to Appointment as followeth --

Settlement

with the

Treasurer

The money Collected and into the Treasury by order

of the monthly meeting Sinse the 16th the 5mo 1774

amounts to in Lawfull money

        

 33£  16s  0d

 

Treasurer paid out

        

 24   15   11

 

Remains in the Stock

        

   9    0    1

 

Dartmouth the 17th the 6mo 1775 for Prince Allen

Jos Trafford

Diswown,d

Wm Anthony Ju

We are informed that Joseph Trafford is Inlisted in to the war

 

or militia and been Labour,d with by one of the overseers

 

and not Retracting therefrom and for the Clearing of truth

 

we do Disown him from being under our care and we

 

appoint Abraham Howland and Benja Howland 2nd to Serve

 

Said Trafford with a Coppy of this minute when they have

 

and Opportunity, & the Clerk is order’d to Read this minute

 

Publickly as Usual & Report to next mo meeting

R: Russell

Disown,d

The Women Inform that they have Disowned Rebeckah

Russell wife of Jethrow Russell, and Mary Wing wife of

 

Giles Wing which this meeting Concurs with

Queries

answer.d

The Queries were Read in this meeting and Answers thereto

which were approved and Sent by our Representatives to the

 

Quarterley meeting with our Epistle to Sd meeting which was

 

Sign.d by the Clerk and Sent by our Representatives who are

Represen

tatives

Thomas Hicks Samuel Smith Benj.a Howland 2nd Caleb Russell

William Anthony Jur Barzillia Tucker

 

This meeting Collected

         

 £10--2s--3d old Ten

Order on Treasurer

The Treasurer is ordered to pay Timothy Russell 5 Dollers

 

for half years keeping the meeting house

 

7 mo

1775

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 17th 7mo 1775

the Representatives are Wm Mosher & Benja Smith Ju present

 

The friends appointed to Inquire into Jones Howland Clearness

 

Respecting marriage & Conversation Report that they dont find

 

nothing to hinder their proceeding

J.H &

M.S.

had their

answer

James Howland Ju and Meribah Sheapherd appeard at

this meeting for their Answer which was that they might

Proceed to take Each other in marriage in Some Convenient

time before next monthly meeting. Advising with the

 

Overseers that this meeting Shall appoint for that purpose

 

and Caleb Russell and Seth Russell are appointed for

 

that purpose to See their marriage Consumated orderly

 

and make Report next mo meeting.

C:G & wivs

paper

The Committee that had the Care of that matter Respecting

Caleb green made Report which was So Satisfactory to

 

this meeting that we Conclude to accept of Green & wives

 

paper provided They Cause Said paper to be publickly read

 

at the Close of a first Days meeting and for worship they being

 

present before next monthly meeting and then Return

 

Said paper & Report of its being Read

 

The Committee that had the Care of that matter Respect-

J:H: & W:W

matter Refer,d

ing William Wood Report that Said Wood hath Concluded

to Submit the Controvercy Insisting Susisting between himself

 

and Job Howland to men and the Same Committee are

 

Continued to See that it be Completed.

 

Abraham Howland Report that he Inform.d Rubin

 

Smith of his Denial as order,d – –

 

The Representatives to the Quarterly meeting made

 

Report that they all attended and have brought an Epistle

Return

from the Q.

meeting

from Said meeting with Divers transsrips(viz) one from

the Last yearly meeting of Rhodyland, one from the yearly

meeting in Landon [London] one from the yearly meeting a

 

one from the yearly meeting at flushing & a Number of

 

Printed Epistles from London all which were read in this

 

meeting and the Salutary Advice therein, is Recommended

 

to Each Individuals Observation and notice

 

It is Recommended in P.Quarterly meeting Epistle

 

that the Queries be Answer,d by & in the Open preparative

Advis,d yt

Queries be

answer.d in

ye meeting

meeting for the future, its also Recommended for this

meeting to rais the Sum of five pounds ten Shillings Law-

full money to Supply out yearly meeting Treasury, and

Convey it to the Treasurer of sd meeting as Soon as may be

 

which this meeting Complies with – –

Treasurer report

The Treasurer Reports that he hath paid Timothy Russell

 

five Dollars as order,d S.d Treasurer also Reporth that

 

he hath paid Benja Smith Ju ten pounds Eight Shilling

 

Lawfull money for the keeping Alice Smith which this

 

meeting approveth – –

Subscription

for Bar

Apology

Thomas Hicks is appointed to take in Subscriptions for Barkleys

[Barclay’s] Apology agreeable to the Directions of the Quarter[ly] Meeting

This meeting Collected – – 11£ 6s 80d T

 

8 mo 1775

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth 25th the 8 mo 1775

 

the Representatives are William Mosher & Benja Howland 2nd

 

both present

Shubel

Bunker

Certificate

Shubel Banker [Bunker] Brought a Certificate from the mo meeting

on Nantucket Certifying his having a Birth right of membership

there & Clearness Respecting marriage.

S:B

& L:G

publish.d

Shubel Banker and Lydia Gardner Declar.d their Intentions

Of taking Each other in marriage and were Desir.d to wait

till the next monthly meeting for their Answer

James

Howland Ju marriage

The friends appointed to See James Howland Ju ^& meribah: [Sharp?]: marriage

Consomated Report that they attended Said marriage and

 

Saw nothing but that it was Consomated orderly. – –

Caleb Green

paper read

Report hath been made of Caleb Green & Wives paper being

read and return,d to this meeting as order,d, Said ^paper is Recorded

 

in page 354.

 

We appoint our friends William Barker Gideon Howland

Committee

to rais

money

Giles Slocum Isaac Howland Ju & John Allen to rais money

by way of Subscription to Supply our yearly meeting Stock

and ^pay the money into the treasury and make Report of their

 

Doings with the Sum total to next mo meeting.

 

This meeting Collected 8£″7s″7d old tennor

J.H. had

a Certific:

to London

Certifiate for John

Williams

This meeting Sign.d a Certificate in favour of Joh[n] Howland

to friends in London also one in favour of John

Williams to friends in the West[w]ard Provinces as they

were about to go there on account of business


9 mo

1775-

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the

18th the 9thmo 1775 – –

 

The Representatives are Wm Barker & Thos Hicks both present

Shubel

Bunkers answer

Shubel Bunker & Lydia Gardner appear.d for their answer

which was that they might proceed to take Each other in

 

marriage before next monthly meeting Advising with the

 

Overseers that this meeting Shall appoint for that purpose

 

and Seth Russell & Wm Barker are appointed to see their

 

marriage Consomated orderly and make to next mo meeting

Money Rais,d

The Committee appointed Last monthly meeting to raise

 

money by way of Subscription Report that they have rais.d

 

and paid into the treasury the Sum of Eight pounds three

 

Shillings & four penies Lawfull money and the Treasurer is

money order

to the yy meetig

Is order.d to pay into the treasury of our yearly meeting

the Sum of five pounds ten shillings Lawfull money &

 

Report to the next mo meeting

 

The Overseers Inform that Jedediah Allen hath

 

married out of the Unity of friends, They Likewise

J.Allen

Disown.d

Inform that they Precautioned him Therefore this meeting

Doth Disown him the Said Jedediah Allen from under

 

our Care, and Irvine Allen is appointed to Inform him of

 

his Denial and Report next monthly meeting – –

 

Jonathan Russell Gave in a paper to this meeting Condemning

 

his Reporting & Exercising with a Company of men in

 

the military order which is Refer.d to next mo meeting

Committee

to fence the

Land round

y meet. house

Friends Conclude it best to fence our Land around our

and we appoint our friends Wm Barker Wm Sandford Thomas

Hicks Wm Anthony Ju Timothy Russell Benja Rider and

Caleb Russell Elishap Smith & Samuel Smith to Confer

 

together and Cause S.d Land to be fenced when and

 

after what manner they shall think proper.– –

P Russell Disown.d

The Women Inform that they have Denied Patience

 

Russell wife of Stephen Russell which this meeting

 

Concurs with – –

 

They also Inform that they have minuted Hannah Hicks

H: Hicks

Receivd

Under their Care which this meeting Concurs with –

We Likewise Sign,d a Certificate to the mo meeting of

Anna Wing Certificate

Acoakset for Anna Wing wife of Jonathan Wing

 

This meeting Collected – – L 8″17s″10d old tennor

meeting

adjourns

This meeting Adjourns to the 27 Instant after the meeting

for worship

mett

This meeting meet by Adjournment the 27th the 9mo 1775-

 

the Representatives being Called both present

 

The Queries were Read in this meeting and Answers

 

thereto prepar,d and Likewise an Epistle Sign.d by the

 

Clerk and orderd forward to the Quarterly meeting by

Representi

to the Quar

terly mee:

our Representatives who are Joseph Tucker Thomas

Hicks Caleb Russell Wm Mosher Wm Anthony Ju and

William Sandford to attend Sd Quarterly meeting and they

 

to make Report to next monthly meeting.

 

10 mo

1775

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth

the 16th the 10th mo 1775

 

The Representatives are Wm Mosher & Thos Hicks present

 

Samuel Smith Chosen Clerk for this time

Shubel

Bunker

marriage

Wm Barker & Seth Russell Reports they attended the

the marriage of Shubel Bunker & Lydia Gardner

which was accomplished orderly

Report of

Treasurer

The Treasurer Reports he hath not paid the money

to the yearly meetings Treasurer therefore he is now order’d

 

to pay the Same with two pounds Lawfull money more

 

which is now aded by the Quarterly meeting, and make

 

Report next mo meeting

Jedediah Allen

not inform of his denial

Prince Allen Reports he hath not Inform,d Jedediah Allen

of his Denial as order,d

J.Russell paper

accepted

This meeting Doth Accept of Jonathan Russells paper

Condemning his Exercising with the militia, for satisfaction

Return

from the Q. meeting

The Representatives to the Quarterly meeting Reports

they all attended Agreeable to Appointment and have

 

Produc,d an Epistle from the Same which was Read & well Accepted

 

Two Printed Epistles from the Last yearly meeting of our

 

friends in London were read in this meeting and the

 

Salutory, Pirtenant & Necessary Advice therein Contain,d

 

kindly Accepted and Recommended to Each members

Epistle Receiv,d

The Overseers Inform that Josiah Wood hath been in the

 

Practice of firing up and mending Guns for the Use of war

 

and that they Labour,d with him therefor but he still

 

persisteth therein. Therefore Joseph Barker Abraham Howland

 

and Samuel Smith and Benja Howland 2nd Rider are

 

appointed to Labour further with him and make Repot

 

next monthly meeting

J:Wood

under

Dealing

This meeting Concluds thatall our meetings for worship

only Except at Bedford begin at the 12 hour & all the

others meetings at the 11 hour and this to Dontinue all

 

the mo meeting in the 4th month next

meetings

to begin at

the 12 Hour

Obediah Beard hath Produced a Certificate from this

monthly meeting at Nantucket, Informing us that he had

a Birthright among them when he Removed from them

 

which is Accepted

 

Removal Certificates for Deborah Davice [Davis] wife of James

O:Beard

Recommed

from

Nantucket

Davice, And Sarah Sheepherd wife of David Sheepherd Ju from

the monthly meeting at Smithfield was Read in this meeting

and Accepted

Debo: Davic[e]

and

S. Shephard

Certificates

Our friend Freeborn Rider Informs us of her Intention

to Visit Sandwich Quarterly meeting which this meeting

taking into Consideration Concurs with and have Unity

with her therein and the Clerk is order,d to Give her a

 

Copy hereof – –

 

The women Informs they have Denied Comfort Castle

F.R.

going to

Sandwich

wife of Daniel Castle which this meeting Concurs with

this meeting Collected – – £9″13s-9d old tennor


C:Cassel

Disown,d

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the

20th the 11 mo 1775.

 

the Representatives are William Barker and Joseph Barke[r]

 

both present

11 mo

1775

Abraham Allen and Phebe Kirby Declard their Intention

of taking Each other in marriage and were Desir,d

 

to wait till next monthly meeting for their answer.

 

and Prince Allen and Thos Hicks are appointed to Inquire

 

into the young mans Clearness Respectin marriage & Conversation

 

and make report next monthly meeting – –

A.A. &

P.K

publis.d

The Treasurer Reports that he hath not paid the money

into the yearly meeting treasury as order,d, therefore he is

Continues to pay it as Soon as he can Conveniently and

 

Report next mo meeting

Treasurer

Report

The Committee that had the Care of that matter Respecting Jessiah [Josiah]

Wood Report that they have Labour,d with him and Desire the

 

matter Refer,d therefore Said matter is Refer,d to next mo meeting

 

under the Care of the Same friends as heretofore and then they

 

to make Report

J.W. matter

Refer,d

The women Inform that they have Disown.d Sarah Wilcox

Wife of William Wilcox which this meeting Concurs with

 

Job Anthony hath Return.d a Removal Certificate for him=

S:Wilcox

Disown,d

=self and famely which was Given out from this meeting

the 17th of the 8th mo 1761 which was Directed to the monthly

 

meeting of Rhodssland . And not Deliver.d but now Return.d

 

he as afore S.d And now he Living in the Compass of the Coakset

 

meeting which was then apart of this meeting therefore the

 

Clerk is order.d to Transmit a Coppy hereof to S.d Coakset meeting

 

Benjamin Smith jur hath brought a bill to this meeting

J. Anthony

Certificate Return,d

fo keeping Allice Smith as pr Agreement with the Overseers

of the poor to the amount of £4″17s″1 Lawfull mony

 

which this meeting approveth and the Treasurer is order.d to

 

pay Said bill as Soon as he can with and make Report to

 

this meeting

 

The Overseers Inform that James Cornal hath married

 

out of the Unity of friends and was timely precautioned

B.S. bill

given in

by the Overseers therefore friends Apprehending they are Clear

and do hereby Disown the Said James Cornal from being

 

under our Care and Barnabas Mosher is appointed to Inform

 

him thereof and make Report to next mo meeting

 

This meeting Collected £4″12s″11d old Tennor

J.Cornal

Disown.d

friends Concluds to Repair the meeting house Stable

and Thos Hicks and William Anthony ju to See it Compleated

 

and make Report next mo meeting

 

To repair

meeting house Stable

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 18th the 12 mo 1775

the Representatives are Caleb Russell and Samuel Smith pres[ent]

12 mo

1775

The friends appointed to Inquire into Abraham Allens Clearness

and Conversation Respecting marriage Report that they have

 

taken the Necessary Care and find nothing to hinder their

 

proceeting

 

Abraham Allen and Phebe Kirby appear,d for their Answer

Abra Allen Clearness

which was that they might proceed to take Each other in

 

marriage in Some Convenient time before next mo meeting

 

advising with the Overseers that this meeting shall appoint

 

for that purpose and Prince Allen and Thomas Hicks are appoint[ed]

 

to See Sd marriage Consomated orderly and make next mo meeting.

A:A.&

P K

had their

answer

The Treasurer Reports that he hath not paid the money into the

yearly meeting treasury therefore he is Desired to pay Said

money as Soon as he Conveniently can and Report to next mo meeting

The Treasurer Reports that he hath paid £4″17s″1d to Benjam

 

Smith ju as order,d last monthly meeting

Treasurer

Report

The friends appointed to Repair the meeting house

Stable Report that it is Copleated – –

 

The Committee that had the Care of that matter Respecting

 

Jesiah Wood Report that Notwithstanding their Repeeted

 

Labour with him he Still Continues in the Same practice

 

of mending & Repairing guns for the Use of war which is

Stable

Repar.d

Inconsistant with the profession we make therefore this meeting

doth Conclude to Disown him if he doth not Imediately Desist

 

therefrom and the Same Committee are still Continued

 

to Inform him hereof and Draw a paper of Denial against

 

him if do not Comply with the Judgment of this meeting

 

and they to make Report next mo meeting

 

Barnabus Mosher Reports that he hath Inform,d James Cornal

 

of his Denial as order,d

J.W.

matter

Refer.d

Our well Esteemed friends Aaron Vail and David Sands were

at this meeting with their Certificates from the monthly meeting

of the Nine Partner Dated the 17th of the 11 mo 1775 whos Visit

 

Testimon and Labour of Love was Kindly Accepted among us18

 

The Queries were Answer,d ad an Epistle Signed in this

 

meeting and orderd forwar.d to the Quaterly meeting by our

 

Representatives who are Thomas Hicks Wm Mosher Barzillia

A.V: and

David Sands

visited us

Tucker Samuel Smith Abraham Howland & Wm Barker and

they to make Report next mo meeting

Representas

to the Q:

meeting

order on Treasurer

The Treasurer is orderd to pay Timothy Russell five Dollars

for Keeping the meeting house half a year and make Report

next mo meeting

This meeting Collected 8£″2s″0d old tenor

 

1 mo

1776

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 15th the 1 mo 1776

the Representatives are Benj.a Howland 2.nd & Joseph Tucker ju

 

both Present

 

one of the friends appointed to see Abraham Allen and

A Allen

Married

Phebe Kirbmade Report that he

attended Said marriage and Saw nothing but what it was

 

Consomated orderly & the other friend Render,d a Reasonable

 

Excuse for his not attending S.d marriage

Report of Trea

surer

The Treasurer Reports that he hath paid the money as orderd

into the yearly meeting Treasury

 

The Committee that had the Care of that matter Respecting

 

Jesiah Wood Report that he gave them Incouragment of

J.W. matter

Referd

Desisting from mending guns for the we of Sogers therefore

the matter is Refer,d under the Care of the Same

 

Same Committee as heretofore and they to Inform Sd Wood that

 

tis the mind of this meeting that he ought to Condemn his past

 

misconduct in that matter and Prince Allen is aded to sd Committee

 

and they to Report to next monthly meeting

 

The Representatives to the Quarterly meeting Report that

Return

from the

Q meeting

they all attend agreeable to appointment and have Produced

an Eppistle from the Same which hath been read to Satisfaction

and therein Inform that Smithfield [Rhode Island] monthly meeting hath

 

been at the Expence of £294″6″1 Lawfull money in building

 

a meeting house which is recommended for Contrebution

 

as they in their Freedom Shall see fit

Report

from

Treasurer

The Treasurer Reports he hath paid Timothy Russell

five Dollars as order.d – –

B.H. 3rd

under

Dealing

We are Inform,d from the Preparative meeting that

Benjamin Howland the 3rd hath been Aiding or Assisting

with a Company of men in taking away guns from from

 

friends and others and hath been Labour,d with by the

 

Overseers and not Condemning it to friends Satisfaction

 

therefore we appoint our friends Joseph Barker & Samuel

 

Smith to Labour further with him and Report to next mo meeting

Jos Trafford informd of

denial

Benjamin ^Howland the 2nd Reports he hath Served Joseph Trafford with

a Coppy of his Denial Agreeable to Appointment

 

there was a Certificate Sign,d in this meeting for our Traveling

Certificate for

Trave[l]

friends

friends Aaron Vail & David Sands to the mo meeting

of the Ninepartners

this meeting Collected 3£″16s″3d old tenor

 

2 mo

1776

At a Monthly meeting held in Dartmouth 19th the 2 mo 1776

the Representatives are John Potter & Gideon Howland both present

J.R and

Sarah M

publish.d

John Ricketson and Sarah Morell Declar,d their Intention

of taking Each other in marriage and were Desir,d to wait

till next monthly meeting for their answer and Thomas Hicks

 

and Philip Allen are appointed to Inquire into Said Ricketsons

 

Clearness Respecting marriage and Conversation and make

 

Report next monthly meeting

Josiah Wood

gave in a paper

The Committee that had the Care of that matter Respecting

Jesiah Wood Report that they have Discharg,d their trust in

 

that matter & S.d wood gave in a paper to this meeting as followeth

J:Williams Confession

John William appear,d in this meeting and Confer,d

 

that he Some time past Inconsiderately fixed and sold

 

Some Straps for the use of Solder in Corring [Carrying?]their warlike

 

Stoves [Stores?] but going uneasy therein Desisted from Suppling them

 

in any such matters also P.Williams verbilly Condemned

 

his misconduct therein which this meeting Accepts for Satisfaction

Ben Howlands

Case referd

The Committee that had the Care of that matter Respecting

Benja Howland 3.rd Reports that they have made Some progress

 

in that matter and B. Howland gave in a paper to this meetg

 

Condemning S.d misconduct but friend not Reseiving full Satisfaction

 

Satisfaction on account of Sd Howlands not going to the

 

parsons from which the guns was taken, therefore the matter

 

is Referd to next monthly meeting under the Care of the Same

 

Committee as heretofore and then they to make Report

 

We are informed by the Overseers that Elijah Sandford

 

hath married his first Cousin & out of the Unity of friends

 

and been Labourd with by sd Overseers & not Inclining to

 

to Condemn his misconduct in that matter therefore

 

this meeting concluds that for the Clearing of truth we

E.S.

Disownd

can do no less than Disown him therefore we hereby Disown

the Sd Elijah Sandford from under our Care and the Clerk

 

is orderd to read this minute at the Close of a first days

 

meeting before next monthly meeting and then make report

 

and William Barker is appointed to Inform Sd Sandford of his

 

Denial and report to next monthly meeting

 

The Overseers inform that Daniel Smith Son of Humphy

 

hath been in the Practice of taking Spiritous Liquors

D.Smith

under

Dealing

to access also neglects attending meetings for which they

have Labourd with him and he not Condeming it to

Satisfaction therefore we appoint John Potter and

 

Abraham Howland to Labour further with him on that

 

account and Report to next mo meeting – –

 

This meeting Collected – – £6″8s″11d old T

adjourn

This meeting Adjourns to the 28th Instant – –

mett

Meeting met by Adjournment ye 28th of 2nd mo 1776

 

The Representatives are John Potter & Gideon Howland Present

B. Sherman

under

Dealing

We are Informd by the Overseers from the preparative

meeting that Benjamin Shearman hath been to a place

of frallicking and measureably joind with those that

 

that were therein very unbecoming a friend also neglects

 

attending meeting & the Overseers having Labourd with him

 

and he not Condeming it to Satisfaction Likewise the

 

Overseers Inform that Divers of our young friends hath

 

been in the practice of going to places Publick revort where

 

very undue Liberty is taken Evin of musick and

 

dancing and other Lacivious and unbecoming conduct to

 

the Reproach of truth and a Grief to Solid friends. Some

 

of which hath been Labourd with by Sd Overseers and this

 

meeting taking it into Consideration thinks proper that

 

they be further Labourd with, therefore do appoint Joseph

 

Tucker and William Sandford Barzillai Tucker Samuel

 

Smith Wm Barker Benjamin Rider for that purpose

 

with the Assistance of the Overseers and make Report to

 

next mo meeting

 

3 mo

1776

At a Monthly Meeting of friends held in Dartmouth

the 18th of 3rd month 1776 – –

 

The Representatives are William Mosher and Saml Smith present

 

Notwithstanding Jesiah Wood gave in a paper Last

 

monthly meeting Condemning his misconduct in mending

J.W. yet

under

Dealing

guns, yet this meeting as Informd by part of the

former Committee that had the care of that matter

that he Still Continues in the practice of mending

Ann Gifford

Visit to Sandwich

guns in this time of publick Commotion which we apprehend

brings a Reproach upon friends therefore this meeting

 

Concluds that J.Wood Desist from mending or making any more

 

guns at present and the former Committee is appointed

 

to Inform J.Wood of the Conclution of this meeting and

 

Sd Committee to Draw a paper of Denial against him

 

if he Dont Emadiately Desist and bring it to next mo

 

Meeting

Clerk to give

a coppy of this minute

Anne Gifford Inform,d this meeting that She has thoughts

of attending Sandwich Quarterly meeting and Desires

 

our Concurence therein and this meeting having Unity with

 

her Intended Visit She being in unity with us and her

 

Publick Testimony approvd of among us and the

Elij. Sanford

inform.d of

denial

Clerk is order.d to gave her a Coppy of this minute

The Clerk Reports that he hath read the minute against

L.S

Confession

Elijah Sandford as order.d also Wm Barker Reports that

he Inform.d Sd Sandford of his Denial as order.d – –

Adjourn

Leamuel Smith gave in a paper to this meeting Condemning

 

his marrieng out of the Unity of friends which this meeting accepts

 

This meeting Collected £4″2s″8d old tennor

Mett

this meeting adjourns to the Last forth Day in this month

 

after the meeting for worship which is to begin at ye 11 hour

D.Smith

Disown.d

This meeting meet by Adjournment the 27th ye 3 mo 1776

the Representatives are Wm Barker & Samuel Smith present

 

The Committee that had the Care of that matter Respecting

 

Daniel Smith Reports that they have Discharg.d their trust

 

in that matter and find no Satisfaction Therefore this meeting

Case of

Benj

Shearman

referd

Apprehending we have Discharg.d our Duty towards him

Do Disown the Said Daniel Smith from under our Care

and Abraham Howland & Gideon are appointed to Inform

him of the Conclution of this meeting and Draw a testimony

 

against him & bring it to next mo meeting

Case of

B Howland

3rd referd

The Committee that was appointed to Join the Overseers in

Labouring with Benjamin Sherman & Some of our young friends

for going to places of frollicking Report that they havent

 

Completed Sd business therefore they are still Continued

 

in that Service & to make Report next mo meeting

J.R. had

his Answer

The Committee that had the care of that matter Respecting

Benj.a Howland 3.rd Report that that matter is not fully settled

 

therefore Sd matter is Refer.d to next mo meeting under their Care

 

and then they to make Report – –

 

The friends that were appointed to Inquire into John

 

Rickertson,s Clearness Respecting marriage Reports that

 

they find nothing So materal as to hinder their Proceeding

 

in marriage

M:Wing

under

Dealing

John Ricketson and Sarah Morell appear.d for their

answer which was that they might Proceed to take Each

other in marriage in Some Convenient time before next

 

monthly meeting advising with the friends that this meeting

 

appoints for that purpose and Thomas Hicks & Wm Barker

 

are appointed to See their marriage Consomated orderly

 

and make report next mo meeting

 

A former minute of this meeting made in 8th mo 1753

H.Smith Confession

Respecting Mary Wing was read in this meeting whereby

 

it appears She had been Under Dealing and had not

 

“Received her as a friend in full Unity but Suspended

 

the matter for Some further Proof of her Sincerity”

 

And this meeting taking the matter into Consideration

 

do appoint William Anthony ju Gideon Howland Sam.el Smith

 

to Inquire into her Life and Conversation where She hath

 

Lived, for a further Proof of her Sincerity and make

 

Report next mo meeting

J.Slocum Complain.d of

Henry Smith gave in a Paper this meeting Condeming

 

Some Expressions he made in his Pation to Oder [?]

 

which this meeting Accepts

 

Thomas Hicks hath Exhibited a Complaint against

G.H. &

wives

Confession

Jonathan Slocum for Refusing or Neglecting to pay

his Rate for the year 1768 therefore this meeting

doth Appoint Benj.a Smith ju Benja Slocum & George

 

Smith to Enquire into the Reason of ye Slocums Refusing

 

to pay Sd rate & Report next mo meeting

Repre:

sentatives

to ye Q. meeting

Gideon Howland the 2nd with his wife Catherin Gave in

a paper to the Preparative meeting Condemning their falling

into the Sin of fornication and marrying Nigh of kind, but by

 

Reason of Sd paper being mislaid & not brought to this meeting

 

the matter is Refer,d to next mo meeting and the Clerk is Desir,d

 

to Brouse[?] Said paper to Sd meeting

 

The Queries were answer,d in this meeting and an Epistle

 

Sign.d for the Quarterly meeting and order,d forward to S.d Quarterly

 

meeting by our Representatives who are Barzillia Tucker

4 mo

1776

William Anthony ju James Davis & they to make Report

next mo meeting

 

Josiah

Wood

Disown,d

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the

15th ye 4th month 1776

the Representatives are Caleb Russell & Joseph Barker present

Daniel

Smith

Disown,d

The Committee Appointed to Labour with Jesiah Wood Reports

they have fulfilled their appointment therein and that he Refuses

to Comply with the advice & Judgment of this meeting there:

 

=fore the Clerk hath Sign.d a paper of Denial against him

B.Shear=

=man & o

case refer,d

Also the Committee appointed on account of Daniel Smith

Report they have fulfiled their appointment and have Drafted

a paper of Denial against him which was also Sign,d by the

 

Clerk and the Clerk is order,d to Read both the afore S,d

 

papers Publickly at the Close of a first Days meeting for

 

worship and make Report next mo meeting

Ben Howland

case referd

The friends appointed to Join the Overseers in Labouring with

Benja Shearman & Some young People for going to places

 

of frollicking, Report that they have not fulfilled their

 

appointment in that matter therefore they are Still Continued

 

in that Service and to Report next mo meeting

J.Ricketson

married

The Committee appointed on account of Benja Howland 2nd

Report that they have made Some progress in that matter but

 

finding things things not fully setled to friends Satisfaction

 

therefore Said matter is Still Continued Under their Care and

 

they to Report to next monthly meeting

Case Mary

Wing referd

One of the friends appointed to See the marriage of John Ricke-

=tson and Sarah Moral consomated Report that he attended Said

 

marriage and did not see but that it was Consomated in good

 

order, the other friend Reports that he was Detain,d by Sickness

 

and did not attend Sd marriage

Case of

Jonathan

Slocum

Settled

The Committee appointed on account of Mary Wing Reports

that they gave have made Some progress and this meeting

thinks proper that they Inform S,d Mary Wing of their appoint=

=ment therefore S,d matter is Refer,d under their Care one

 

month Longer and then they to make Report – –

Return

from ye

Q. meeting

The Committee appointed on Account of Jonathan Slocum

Reports that Said Slocum hath paid his Rate to Tho.s Hicks

and the the matter is Setled – –

 

The friends appointed to attend the Quarterly meeting Report

Committee

to raise money

that they all attended and have produced an Epistle from

S.d meeting which was read and well Accepted – –

 

they Define in Said Epistle Some Assistance towards Defraying

 

the Charge of building the meeting house at Smithfield

 

therefore this meeting Appoints Caleb Russell Thos

 

Hicks Russell Tho.s Mott Giles Slocum & Wm Barker to

 

Draw Subscriptions & Sign them in behalf of this meeting and

Gideon

Howland

and wife

paper

Receive the money of Each member as they in their freedom

Shall See fit and Caleb Russell is order,d to pay the Same to

the Said Smithfield meeting and they to make Report of the Sum

So Collected to next mo meeting

Committy

to Revise ye

minut

Gideon Howland 2.nd & Catherine his wife gave in a paper to

this meeting Condemning their falling into the Sin of fornication

and marring[marrying] nigh in kind, Therefore we appoint Benja Taber

 

John Williams and Joseph Barker to Join the women and take

 

an Oppertunity of Conferrence with them in order to Discover

 

their Sincerity in that matter and make Report next mo meeting

Chusing

overseer

referd

We appoint W.m Anthony Ju Samuel Smith Gideon Howland and

Thomas Hicks to Revise and Correct the monthly meeting minutes

in order to goe on Record, Also to Settle Accounts with the Treasurer

 

and make Report next monthly meeting – –

meetings

to begin

11 hour

The Chuising Overseers is Refer,d to next monthly meeting

and the former ones is continued untill there be a new Choice

it.s Concluded that all our meetings Except at Bedford begin

 

at the Eleventh hour untill the monthly meeting in the tenth

 

month next

 

The Overseers Inform that Peleg Gifford jur hath been to a

P.Giff

under

Dealing

Baptice

Baptice meeting and undertook to Emitate them in Singing

which we think very unbecoming one of our profession – –

and tis the mind of this meeting that S.d Gifford aught to publickly

Condemn S.d misconduct therefore we appoint Abraham Howland

 

Benja Smith ju Philip Allen to Labour with him on that

 

account and make Report next monthly meeting – –

order to pay

Tim Russell

for hay

The Treasurer is order,d to pay Timothy Russell 9s/£:m: to

pay for hay which was Expended at our Quarterly meeting

last faull – –

A.Rick

Disown,d

The Committee appointed Some time past to have the care of that

matter Respecting Abraham Ricketson Report that they have

 

had Sd matter under Consideration and now Inform that they have

 

no Satisfaction from Sd Ricketson therefore we hereby Disown

 

the Sd Abraham Ricketson from under our Care and Thos Hicks

 

is appointed to Inform Him thereof

 

This meeting Collected £7″3s″4d old tennor—The Treasurer

T.R. paid

reports that he paid Timothy Russell the above 9s/ as order,d

 

5mo 1776

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 20th the 5th mo 1776

 

The Representatives are Joseph Barker & Tho.s Hicks present

G. Handy

Publish,d

George Handy and Mary Potter Declared their Intentions of

taking Each other in marriage and were Desired to wait till

 

next monthly meeting for their answer, and Samuel Smith

 

and Abraham Howland are appointed to Inquire into the young

 

mans Clearness Respecting marriage and Conversation and

 

Report to next monthly meeting – –

Choosing

Overseers refer,d

The Choosing of Overseers is Refer,d to next monthly meeting

The Clerk Reports that he hath Read the testimony against

 

Jesiah Wood and Daniel Smith as order,d. Said Testimonies

 

are as followeth

J.Wood

Denial

Whereas Jesiah Wood having made Profession with us, and under the

care of this meeting, yet hath so far Departed from the Principal of

 

Truth and the Testimony thereof as to be found in the practice of

 

mending or Repairing Guns, or fire arms (So called) for the use of war

 

and friends having Labour,d with him Repeatedly in much Love in

 

order to Discover to him the Evil thereof, and to Reclaim him there

 

from, but friends Avice and Admonision not having the Desired

 

and he Continuing in the Said Practice to the Dishonour of Truth

 

and Grief of faithfull friends, Therefore for the maintaining of our

 

Testimony herein, This meeting is Concern,d to Give this forth as a

 

Publick Denial Against him, and do hereby disown him the Sd

 

Jesiah Wood from being a member of our Society, and from under

 

the care of this meeting. Desiring Nevertheless that he may Return

 

from the Error of his way, and by an unfeigned Repentance and

 

Acknowledgement of the Evil thereof, Return to the way of truth

 

Given forth & Signed in & on behalf of our monthly meeting held in

 

Dartmouth the 15th ye 4th mo 1776 by – Wm Anthony jur Clerk

Dan Smith

denial

Whereas Daniel Smith Son of Humphry Smith of Dartmouth in the County

of Bristol in the Province of the Massachusets Bar in New England, having been

 

Educated and made Profession with friends but hath so far Departed therefore

 

as to frequently take too much Spiritous Liquors to the Reproach of that holy

 

and name that he hath protended to make profession of also hath much

 

neglected attending of meetings, and friends having Labourd with him in

 

Love for his Recovery but our Labour not having its Desir,d Effect therefore

 

for the Clearing of truth and the testimony we hear from such Practices this meeting

 

is Concern.d to give this forth as a Publick testimony against him & do hereby

 

disown him the S.d Daniel Smith from being a member of our Society untill

 

by a Reformation he Shall Return from the Error of his ways & be Restored

 

to the way of truth Given forth & Signed in and by order of our monthly meeting

 

of friends held in Dartmouth the 15th ye 4th mo 1776 by Wm Anthony ju Clerk

Benj

Howland 3

case referd

The Committee appointed on account of Benjamin Howland 3rd Report that

the matter is not fully Setled therefore Said matter is Refer,d to next

monthly meeting under the Care of the Same Committee as heretofore

 

and then they to make Report

 

The Committee appointed on account of Mary Wing Report that they

 

have fulfilled their appointment therein and by Enquiry they do not

 

find her Life and Conversation hath Manifested a Sincear Repen-

M.Wing

Disown,d

=tance in Respect to her Crimes for which She was under Dealing

therefore this meeting Concluds to disown her from being a member

 

of our Society and the Same Com,tee are appointed to Draw up a

 

paper against her and bring it to the next monthly meeting

R.Case

Receiv,d

The women Inform that Rachel Case wife of John Case is Receiv,d

as a member among them they also Inform they Receiv,d a Remo-

 

val Certificate for Phebe Beard Daughter of John Beard which is accepted

Ben Sher=

=man case

The Committee appointed to Laboure with Benja Sherman Reports

They have fulfilled their appointment and he Acknowledges his Desit[Deceit]

 

in not attending our meetings, but they do not find upon full Inquiry

 

that he Join,d with those in a frolick but hapened there on

 

the account of Business which Report is accepted

young peo=

=pel case

referd

The Committee appointed to Joine or assist the overseers in Labouring

with the young people Reporte they have not gone through with

Sd Service they are therefore Still Continued in that Service and

 

to make Report next monthly meeting

Report on Collecting

money

The Committee appointed to Draw Subscriptions & Collect money

for the use of Smithfield meeting Report they have made Some

 

Progress therein but not finished it they are Continued for that

 

Service and to Report next monthly meeting.

P.Gifford jnr

gave in a

paper

Peleg Gifford ju gave in a paper to this meeting Condemning

his misconduct which is Refer,d to next mo meeting by reason

the Committee appointed on that account are not fully

 

Satisfied and they are Continued in that Service and to Report

 

next monthly meeting

C:Green

Paper

accepted

Tho.s Hicks Reports he hath Inform,d Abraham Ricketson

of his Denial as order,d

Caleb Green hath given in a paper to this meeting Condemning

 

his Procuring the Printing of a Small Pamphlet on the Subject

 

of paying Taxes that was not Discovered by the yearly meetings

 

Committee for Viewing manuscripts which paper is accepted

 

for Satisfaction19

Dan Wood

request a

Certificate

Daniel Wood Requests a Removal Certificate to the monthly

meeting of the Oblong, and this meeting appoints

James Davis

 

and Caleb Russell to Enquire into his Circumstances and draw

 

one for him if they think proper and bring it to next mo meeting

Gid Howland

case referd

The Committee Appointed to Confer with Gideon Howland 2nd

Report that he gave them a Degree of Satisfaction but the

 

but the Receiving his paper is Refer,d to next mo meeting

 

under the care of the Same Comittee & then they to make report

Settlement

with ye treasury

The Committee appointed to Revise & Correct this meetings

minuts Report they have fulfilled their Appointment

 

also Setled Accounpts with the treasurer and there Remains

 

in the Stock £6″5s″9d Lawfull money – –

C.Russell

Request

Charles Russell Gave in a paper to this meeting Condemning

his falling into the Sin of fornication for which transaction

 

he wa Denie,d and Requests to be Receiv,d again under friends

 

care Therefore this meeting appoints Prince Allen & Benja Smith

 

jner to take an oppertunity of Solid Conference with him in

 

order to Discover his Sincerity and to make Report next mo meeting

Report of

ye meeting

at Bedford

The friends Appointed to have the Oversight of the meeting

at Bedford Report that Sd meeting hath been held & Kept

as orderly as Usual and they Still Request Sd meeting may

 

be Continued as heretofore untill the monthly meeting in the

 

forth month next year which is granted and Caleb Russell

 

and Seth Russell & James Davis are Appointed to have the

 

oversight thereof and to make Report at the Expiration

 

thereof – –

B Smith

bill

Benja Smith ju gave in a bill for doing for the poor

to the amount of £6″14s″8d Lawfull money which is accepted

 

and the treasurer is orderd to pay Sd money & Report next

 

mo meeting – –

 

This meeting Collected – – £6″2s″11d old tennor

 

6 month

1776

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the

17th the 6mo 1776 - Thomas Hicks is appointed Clerk for this Day

 

the Representatives are Wm Sandford & Nicholas Howland present

 

This meeting Adjourns to the 24th Instant after ye meeting

 

of worship – –

 

This meeting meet by Adjournment ye 24th 6mo 1776

 

the Representatives being Called both Present

 

The friends appointed to Inquire into George Handys Clearn[ess]

 

Respecting marriage and Conversation Report that they

 

have taken the Necessary care on that account and find

 

nothing to hinder their Proceeding

G Handy

Answer

George Handy and Mary Potter appeard for their Answer

which was that they might Proceed to take Each other in

 

marriage in Some Convenient time before next monthly

 

meeting Advising with the Overseers that this meeting

 

Shall appoint for that purpose, and Abraham Howland

 

and Samuel Smith are appointed to See their marriage

 

Consomated orderly and Report next mo meeting

Overseers

appointed

Our friends Joseph Barker Thomas Hicks Wm Barker

James Davis & Wm Anthony jur are appointed Overseers

 

for the year Ensuing

appointing

overseers of poor referd

The appointing Overseers of the poor is Referd to next

monthly meeting

Gid Benj

Howlands

case referd

The Committee appointed on account of Benja Howland 3rd

made Somewhat a Satisfactory Report on that account

yet the Receiving of Sd Howlands paper is Referd to next

 

monthly meeting under the Care of the former Committee

 

and Prince Allen & Wm Barker are ad[d]ed to them and they

 

to Report next mo meeting

Mary Wing

case referd

The Committee appointed on account of Mary Wing have

Prepard a paper agreeable to Appointment, yet that mat[t]er

 

is still Continued to next monthly meeting under Care of

 

Sd Committee

Visit of

D F and

J - Perry

Our Beloved friends David Faris and John Pery [Perry] have

attended this meeting with their Certificates from the monthly

meeting of Willminton [Wilmington] in the County of New Cassell [New Castle] on Dillewar [Delaware] [originally written on one line]

 

Dated the 15th of the 5th month 1776 – which were Read to Satisfact[ion]

 

and their Visit well Accepted

Visit of

R W and

P- Yarnall

Also our Beloved friends Phebe Yarnall and Rebecca Wright

were at this meeting with their Certificates, the former from

the monthly meeting held at Concord in Chester County Pennsyl

 

vania the 7th of the 2nd mo 177620 The Latter from the monthly

 

meeting held at Chesterfield the 2nd day of ye 5th mo 1776, which

 

were read to Satisfaction & their Visit Kindly Accepted – –

on account of

young people

The Committee Appointed to Assist the Overseers in Labouring

with Some of the young People, Report they have made Some

 

further Progress therein and that they Beleive it to be of

 

Service therefore they are Continued to Proceed further in that

 

matter as they may find themselves Engaged therein and to make

 

Report thereof to the next monthly meeting

Queries

Answerd

The Queries have been Read and Answers thereto Read &

approved . – This meeting is Informed that Thomas Allen

 

(Son of Francis) hath married out of the Unity of Friends

T -Allen

Disownd

Notwithstanding his being Previously Cautioned to desist

therefore this meeting doth Disown him the Said Thomas Allen

 

from being a member of our Religious Society & Benja Taber

 

is appointed to Inform Said Allen of his Denial & Report next

 

monthly meeting

 

This meeting Collected – –      £10 ″ 5s ″ 9d old tennor

Adjourn

This meeting Adjourns to the 26 Instant after the meeting for worship

mett

This meeting meet by adjournment the 26th ye 6th mo 1776

 

the Representatives both Present

Peleg Gifford Ju

case referd

The Committee that had the Care of that matter Respecting

Peleg Gifford Ju Report that they Satisfied on that [next word is faded]

 

but the Receiving Sd Giffords paper is Referd to next mo meeting

 

by Reason he is not [smudged] present

D-Wood

Certificate

A Removel Certificate of Daniel Wood Directed to the monthly

meeting at the Oblong was Signed in this meeting – –

Case of Gid

Howland 2

referd

The Matter Respecting Gideon Howland 2nd is Referd to next

monthly meeting under the Care of the former Committee who

are then to make Report

M Wing

Certificate

wife of Giles

A Removal Certificate Directed to the monthly meeting

of the Nine Partners for Mary Wing wife of Giles Wing was

Signed in this meeting

Char Russel

case referd

The Committee Appointed to Confer with Charles Russell

Report that he gave them a Degree of Satisfaction but his

 

not being present Said matter is Referd to next mo meeting

 

under the care of Sd Committee who are then to make Report

Treasurer

report

The treasurer Reports that he hath paid the money to Benjamin

Smith Ju as orderd last monthly meeting

 

The Treasurer is orderd to pay Timothy Russell five Dollars

 

for half years keeping the meeting house and Report next

 

monthly meeting

mony

Raisd

for Smith

-field

The friends appointed to Collect money for the Use of Smithfield

monthly meeting and pay to Caleb Russell for that purpose

Report (Giles Slocum) Excepted) [sic] that they have Collected and

paid Said Russell the Sum of – – £7 ″ 3s ″ 7d Lawfull money

 

Whereas Amos Willcox having a birthright among friends but we

A Wilcox

under

Dealing

finding his Conduct & Conversation being very Inconsistant with

our Profession (viz) going to frollicks, bad Language and not

attending meetings and he having been Labourd with by the

 

Overseers but he Continuing therein and we appoint Benjamin

 

Howland Prince Allen to Labor with him as they find freedom

 

and Report next mo meeting

Representa:

to ye Q: meeting

There was an Epistle Signed in this meeting to the Quarterly meeting

we appoint our friends Caleb Russell Thomas Hicks Wm Anthony Ju

 

to attend the Quarterly meeting and present the Epistle and Answers

 

to the Queries and Report next mo meeting

 

7mo

1776

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth 15th ye 7mo 1776

The Representatives are Wm Barker & Prince Allen present

George Handy

marriage

The friends appointed to See George Handy and Mary Potters

marriage Consomated Report that they attended Sd marriage &

 

Saw nothing but that it was Solemnised orderly

overseers

of ye Poor

We appoint our friends Abraham Howland Prince Allen Philip

Allen Joseph Tucker Jur Caleb Russell & Benja Rider Overseers of the

 

Poor for the year Ensuing. – –

 

One of the Overseers Inform that Edward Taber is married out of

E. Taber

Disownd

the Unity of friends after being precautiond Therefore we do Disown

him the Said Edward Taber from being one of our Society and John

 

Williams is appointed to Inform him of his Denial and Report to next

 

monthly meeting

Case of Benja

Howland 3

refered

The matter Respecting Benjamin Howland 3d[?] is Referd to next

mo meeting under the Same friends care as heretofore & then they

to make Report. – –

Case of young

people referd

The Committee that was to Joine the Overseers in Labouring with

Some young People, Report they have not Compleated Sd business

 

therefore they are Still Continued & Prince Allen is ad[d]ed to them

 

and they to Report next mo meeting

Mary Wing

case referd

The Matter Respecting Mary Wing is Referd to next mo meeting ration

under the care of the Same Committee as heretofore for further Conside

Peleg Gifford Jur

case referd

The matter Respecting Peleg Gifford Jur is Referd to next mo meeting

under the care of the Same Committee as heretofore they being not

 

fully Satisfied[?] and then they to make Report

 

The Commit[t]ee that had the care of that matter Respecting Charles

C: Russel

accepted

Russell made a Satisfactory Report on that account therefore this mee[ting?]

Accepts of Sd Russell to be one under our care provided he cause the paper [he?]

 

gave into the meeting to be Read publickly at the Close of a first day and

 

he being present befor[e] next mo meeting & then Return Sd paper & Report

 

its being read

Treasurer

Report

The Treasurer Reports he paid Timothy Russell five Dollars as order[ed]

last mo meeting

A Wilcox

case referd

The Committee appointed to Labour with Amos Willcox Report that

they have not fulfilled their Appointment by reason when they went to [his?]

 

place of abode he was not at home therefore they are Still Contin[ued?]

 

in that Service & to make report next mo meeting – –

 

The friends Appointed to attend the Quarterly meeting Report they

 

all Attended Sd meeting And Producd an Epistle from the Same [which?]

Report

from ye

Quarterly

meeting

was Read and well Accepted, Together with a Transcript of Our last

yearly meeting Epistle together with a number of Epistles from the

yearly meeting & meeting of Sufferings in London which Said

Epistle[s] have been Reprinted and Distributed among most of friends

 

famelies of this meeting for their perusial [perusal]

T Hicks

appointed

Elder

This meeting appoints Thos Hicks an Elder and Refer the appointing

more to next mo meeting

Gid How=

=land 2

case referd

The matter Respecting Gideon Howland 2nd is Referd to next mo meeting

by reason the women have non [a]ccepted his wives paper

This meeting Collected – – £8 1s 8d

 

8 month

1776

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth ye 19th the 8th mo 1776

the Representatives are John Williams present Benja Smith Ju not present by

 

Reason of his attending funeral

Edw Taber

not informd

of denial

John Williams Reports that he hath not Informd Edward Taber of his

Deniel as orderd therefore he is Continued to Compleat Sd apointment

And make Report next monthly meeting – –

Tho Allen

informd

Benjamine Taber Reports that he hath Informed Thomas Allen of his

Deniel [Denial] as ordered

 

Part of the Committy that had the car[e] of that matter Respecting

Ben How=

=land 3

case referd

Benjamine Howland 3rd Reports that have made Some progress but desire

the matter Referd therefore Sd matter is Referd under their Care and they to

Report to next monthly meeting – –

young people

case continued

Some of the Committee that was to Join the Overseers in Labouring

with Some of the young People Report that they have made Some

 

progress and Desire Sd matter to be Continued therefore its Continue[d] to

 

next mo meeting & then they to make Report

M. Wing

Disownd

This meeting Signd a paper of Deniel against Mary Wing and the

Clerk is orderd to Read Sd paper at the close of a first days meeting before

 

next mo meeting & then they to make Report and Wm Barker is appointed

 

to Inform her of her Denial & Report next mo meeting Said paper is as followeth

her paper of

denial

Whereas Mary Wing Some years past was under Dealing by this

meeting (as appears by our Records) and altho She Gave in a paper

 

Condemning her Misconduct, yet the meeting did not Receive her

 

into full Unity but Suspended the matter for further Proof of her

 

Sincerity. Now this meeting (of late) having made Enquiry into her

 

Conduct and Conversation and Likewise have had Conference with

 

her on that matter and do^not find a Sufficient Proof of a Sincear Repentan[ce?]

 

but Rather the Contrary therefore this meeting doth deny her the

 

Said Mary Wing from being a member of our Religious Society

 

untill by a Sincear Repentance and Return from the Evil of her

 

ways as a Sure token thereof to the way of Truth & well doing

 

Signd in and on behalf of our monthly meeting held in

 

Dartmouth the 19th ye 8th month 1776 - by Wm Anthony Ju Clerk

     

Susana Smith C[l]erk

report on Peleg

Giffords case

The Committee that had the care of that matter Respecting Peleg

Gifford Jur Report that he gave them a Degree of Satisfaction

 

therefore this meeting Accepts of Sd Gifford paper for Satisfaction

 

provided he cause Sd paper to be publickly Read at the Close of a

 

first Days meeting (he being present) before next mo meeting & then

 

Return Sd paper & make Report Sd paper is as followeth

P .Gifford

paper

To the monthly meeting of friends to be held in Dartmouth on the

20 ye 5mo 1776 – – Dear friends being in A Sense of my misconduct

 

when being at a meeting of another Society, in Singing Psalms

 

with them, which I am Sorry for Considering it was not according

 

to the Constitutional principles of our Profession So to do Desiring

 

friends and all others therein Concernd to pass it by that I may

 

Remain under the care of this meeting is the Desire of your

 

friend – –

 

Peleg Gifford Jur

 

Dartmouth 14 ye 5mo 1776

Charles

Russell

paper not

read

Report hath been made that Charles Russells paper hath not

been Read therefore he is Deferd to Accomplish the Reading Sd paper as order[ed]

and make report next mo meeting

case of Amos

Wilcox referd

The matter Respecting Amos Willcox is Referd to next mo meeting

by the Request of the Committee and then they to make Report . – –

Mary Spoo=

=ner denid

The women Inform that they have Deni[e]d Mary Sponer [Spooner] wife to

Simson Spooner

 

This meeting collected – –

 

£9 8s 3 old te[nor]

adjourn

This meeting Adjourns to next Second Day at ye 11th hour – –

mett

Meet by Adjournment ye 26 ye 8th mo – 1776

 

The Representatives being called both present

Case of

Gidi How

=land 2 referd

The matter Respecting Gideon Howland 2nd is Referd to next mo –

meeting by reason the women are not Ready to Receive his wifes paper

the Chusing of Elders is Referd to next mo meeting – –

A G

Certificate

Ann Gifford Signified to this meeting that She hath a mind

to visit Sandwich monthly meeting and Desird our Concurance

 

therein, And we approving of her Intended visit She being a

 

member of this meeting and her Publick Testimony well Accepted

 

among us And the Clerk is ordered to give her a Coppy of this minute

 

This meeting is Informd that Richard Hathaway Son of Caleb

 

Hathaway hath Inlisted & gone into the war very Conterary to our

 

profession therefore for the Clearing of truth friends thinks proper to

R. Hath

Disownd

Disown him, hereby Denying the Said Richard Hathaway from under

our care and John Williams is appointed to [smudge] Inform him of his

 

Denial when he [has] an oppertunity and Report to this meeting

 

It appears that David Chase hath been under Dealing for [Some?]

 

Time for marr[y]ing out of the Unity of friends, And now part of the

D. Chase

acknow:

ledgd

Committee that had the care of that matter Report Making a

Satisfactory Report on that account and friend Concludes to accept

of his acknowlegment for Satisfaction

 

We are Informd that Abraham Smith hath been Assisting

 

or fit[t]ing warlike Implements also paid money towards building

A:S and

E:Gifford

under

Dealing

a fort and hath been Labourd with by friends and Rather Jus-

-tifies Sd Conduct – – Likewise Elihue Gifford hath Joind

with a Military Company in their Exercise by way of training &

hath been labourd with also, and not Condemning Sd Conduct

 

therefore we appoint our friends Caleb Russell John Williams

 

William Mosher & Joseph Tucker [Jur?] to Labour further with Sd

 

Smith and Gifford and make Report next mo meeting

J. Case

Certificate

There was a Removal Certificate Signd in this meeting to the

monthly meeting of the Oblong for Job Case & his children

List of those

Lately Removed

within the bounds of

Nine partners

monthly

meeting

This meeting hath Collected a List of the names of all the

persons who have Latterly Removd within the bounds of the

Nine partner[s] monthly meeting and inclosd the Same in a letter

Directed to Sd mo meeting of ye Nine partners ^the names of ye persons in Said List is as followeth

(Viz) Jonathan Smith & Phebe his wife, Jonathan Hussey

and Hepzabeh his wife & Selvenus & Rachel their Children &

 

their Granchild Elisabeth Hussey Jonathan Hussey Ju & Content his

 

wife, Benja Russell and Anna his wife and Patience & John Their

 

Children; Stephen Smith and his Children namely Jonathan Elihue

 

and hannah, Elisabeth Smith wife of Wm Smith & their

 

Children namely Gideon Zadock Judith Rebecca Catherin Caleb

 

Noah ann & Elisabeth; David Anthony & Judith his wife &

 

their Children namely ^Elihu Humphry Susana & hannah; Humphry Smith

 

and Edieth his wife and their Children namely ann Neomy

 

abigail Mary Mager Humphry & Peleg, all the above at present

 

& there abouts, Zephaniah Anthony & Wait his wife and their

 

Children namely Ase[?] and Mary, Hannah Dennice[?], wife of

 

Thos Dennice, Lillis Baird wife of David Baird, Obediah Allen

 

& Phebe his wife & their Children Ebenezar, Jonathan & James Daniel

 

Children Thos Abigail Benja Elisabeth & John, Shadrick[?] Dennice[?] & abiel

Cornal & his

his wife &

of John Allen

& thereabouts

walter Ruth

& Children

and Gideon

their children Hephzebah, Paul Noah & Jonathan, Rhoda Allen wife

& Mary Wing wife to Giles wing, there to Saratoga, orter Crick

& to Whit Cricks Jedediah Allen & Eunice his wife & their children

Matilda Sarah Polina wilson Pamela & Keziah, Isaac Sandford

Oyman Kethrine[?], Neomy Sisson wife to John Sisson at Hoosack

Bowdish who hath Removd to Saratoga without Requesting one

or informing friends thereof21

 

9 mo

1776

At a Monthly Meeting of friends held in Dartmouth

the 16th ye 9th mo 1776 – – The Representatives are Wm Moshe[r]

 

and Thomas Hicks both present

Edw Taber

informed

of denial

John Williams Reports that he hath Informd Edward Taber of his

Denial as orderd – –

case of Ben

Howland 3

referd

The matter Respecting Benjamin Howland 3rd is Referd to

next moly meeting under the care of the Same Committee as hereto[fore]

and then they to make Report – –

Case of young

people referd

The Committee appointed to Joine the Overseers in Labouring with

Some young People Desires that matter Referd therefore its Refer[d]

 

to next mo meeting & then they to make Report – –

Mary Wing

denial not

read

The Clerk Reports that he hath not Read Mary Wings Deniel, and

Wm Barker Reports that he Informd mary wing of her Denial [and?]

Likewise Informs that Sd mary Wing Desires an appeal to the

 

Quarterly meeting in the Winter Quarter – –

P. G. &

C. R

papers been

Read

Peleg Gifford Ju and Charles Russell having Causd Each of their

papers to be Read as orderd or Requird by last mo meeting and

have Returnd Sd papers to this meeting Sd papers as followeth

To the Preparative and Monthly meetings of friends in Dartmouth

 

Whereas I have gave way to the Ensenuations [Insinuations] of the Adversary So

 

far at [sic] to be guilty of the Sin of fornication with [Jenifer?]

 

Lumber whereby She Chargd me on oath of being

 

father of her basterd Child which Reproachfull Sin

 

I am Sorrow for & do hereby Condemn Desiring

 

forgivness from the Almighty and that friends may So

 

far pass by mine offence as to let me Remain under

 

their Care from your friend – – Charles Russell

 

Dartmouth ye 15th [3?] mo 1774[?]

A:Wilcox

paper

Amos Willcox hath given a paper to this meeting Condemning

his misconduct for which he hath been under Dealing but friends

 

not being fully Satisfied of his Sincerity the matter is therefore Continued

 

under the care of the Same Committee as heretofore for their Inspection

 

and a proof of his Sincerity & Wm Sandford is ad[d]ed to Sd Committee – –

Gid. Howland 2

[&] wife paper

accepted

This meeting Conclud[e]s to Accept of Gideon Howland 2d and wives paper

Condemning -their fal[l]ing into the Sin of fornication & marriing nigh

in Kind for Satisfaction Provided they cause Sd paper to be publickly

 

Read at the Close of a first Days meeting he being present She being

 

unwell & Return it to next monthly meeting & Report of it being Read

 

There was Subscriptions Signd in this meeting to rais[e] money for

 

the yearly meeting Stock and we appoint our friends Caleb Russell

Committee to

raise money

John Smith 2nd Daniel Gifford George Handy Joseph Tucker Ju Wm

Sandford to Receive the money of Each member and pay the Same

 

intotal the Treasury and Report to next monthly meeting of the Same

 

total So Collected & paid in

 

This meeting Collected – –

 

8 – 1 – 8 o.T. [old Tenor]

adjourn

mett

This meeting Adjourns to the 23 Day of this Instant at ye 11th hour

Met by Adjournment the 23rd ye 9mo 1776 – – The Representatives

 

being Called both present – –

 

The Overseers have Communicated a Complaint to this meeting

E: Russell

Complaind of

under the hand of Sarah Davis against Elijah Russell for

Refusing to Submitt a matter of Differance to men as the

 

Overseers Inform for which they Labourd with him and he

 

Refuses as aforesd We appoint Prince Allen Wm Mosher Wm Sandford

 

to Inquire into the above Sd matter & Labour with Sd Russell

 

as they may find freedom and make Report next mo meeting

[Ch]useing

Elders referd

The Chusing of Elders is Referd to next mo meeting

Abra. Smith &

Elihu Giffords case referd

The greater part of the Committee appointed to Labour with

Abraham Smith and Elihu Gifford Report that they

 

have Dischargd themselves in that matter and Sd Smith

 

and Gifford Justifies their Conduct therein therefore Samll

 

Samuel Smith is appointed to Draw a Testimony against

 

them & bring to next mo meeting and Caleb Russell is appoin[ted]

 

to Inform them thereof & Report next mo meeting

Compl[a]int

against

Abra Wood

We are Informd that Abraham Wood is in practice of fit[t]ing

guns for the use of war, And friends having Labourd with him

to Desist but he Still Continues therein – –

Complaint

against

Isaac How

land 2 &

Jos Russel Ju

Also we are Informd that there is a Negro man held in a State

of Slavery by Isaac Howland 2nd & Joseph Russell Ju and friend

having Labourd with them on that account therefore we appoint

Benjamin Smith Ju Benjamin Howland 2nd Joseph Tucker Ju

Samuel Smith & William Sandford to Labour further with Sd Wood

 

on that account Likewise with Isaac Howland & Joseph

 

Russell Ju on that account & make Report next mo meeting

tives

Representa^

to Q meeting

The Queries were Answerd in this meeting and an Epistle Signd

to the Quarterly and orderd forward by our Representatives

who are Joseph Tucker Samll Smith Wm Barker and they to

 

Report next mo meeting

 

10 mo

1776

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth 21st ye 10 mo 1776

The Representatives are Wm Barker & Joseph Barker presen[t]

B Howland

paper

Accepted

this meeting Accepts of Benjamin Howland 3rd paper for Satisfactio[n]

Condem[n]ing his going in Company with men that took away

guns for the Use of war, Provided he cause Sd paper to be

 

Publickly read at the Close of a first Days meeting for worship

 

he being present before next mo meeting & then Return Sd paper

 

and Report of its being read

Gid Howland

paper read

Report hath been made of Gideon Howland 2nd & wives paper

being Read as orderd & is Returned to this meeting

   

Said paper is as followeth

G.H. & wifes

paper

To the Preparative and Monthly Meeting of Poneganset

to be held the 13th & 18th Days of the 3 mo 1776

 

Dear friends Whereas we through unwatchfulness have

 

fallen into the Sin of fornication as appears by our having

 

a child So Soon after marriage for which we are Sorry

 

Desiring the Lord may forgave us and friends pass it

 

by together with our marr[y]ing nearer in kin than is

 

allowable among friends hoping for the futer through

 

Divine Assistance we may be Enabled to walk more

 

Circumspect that friends would Still Continue us under

 

their Care

 

Gideon Howland 2

 

Dated this 13th ye 3 mo 1776

 

Catherin Howland

Case of

Labouring

with youths Con=

tinued

The Committee appointed to Join the Overseers in Labouring

with Some of our youth Desire that matter Referd therefore

Sd matter is Referd to next mo meeting & then they to make Report

Raising money

for yearly

meeting referd

The Committee appointed to rais[e] money for the yearly

meeting Stock Desire Sd matter to be Continued therefore its

Referd to next mo meeting and then they to make Report

Elisa Russell

case referd

The Committee appointed to Labour with Elisabeth Russell

Report that they have Inquird into Sd matter as orderd

 

and Labourd much with Sd Russell to Settle with Sarah

 

Davis or leave the matter to men all w^hich Sd Russell

 

Intirly [entirely] Refuses to Comply with yet by the Request of

 

Benjamin Smith it is Referd one month longer under the

 

Care of the Same Committee and then they to make Report

appointment

of Elders

Referd

The Appointing of Elders is Referd to next mo meeting

Caleb Russell Reports that he Informd Abraham Smith and

Elihu Gifford of their Denial as orderd and there was a

 

testimony Signd against Sd Smith & Gifford & the Clerk is orderd

 

to read Sd Testimonies Publickly as usual -& Report next mo meeting

 

/To the Monthly Meeting of friends in Dartmouth to be [held?]

 

the 20th day of 2nd month 1775

   

Whereas we have gone Conterary to

 

good order with friends in marrying near of kin, and [f…?]

C Green

and wives

paper

among friends And as we have offended in both these

things which we are Sorry for and do Condemn an[d]

as we are truly Desirous to remain under your care [we?]

[illegible words

written

vertically in

this column]

hope you can find it clear with yourselves on deliberat[e]

thought and tenderness towards us to pass by this fault

Praying the Allwise Director may So order our Steps

for the future in the paths of truth that henceforth we

 

may justly be called your Affectionnate friends

     

Caleb Green

     

Elisabeth Green

Isa: Howland

Jos Russel

Abra Wood

cases referd

The friends appointed to Labour with Isaac Howland 2nd and

Joseph Russell Jur & Abraham Wood, not having

Compleeted the matter It is therefore Referd to next mo meeting

and Said friends Continued for that Service & then to make Report

Return

from ye

Qu meeting

The Representatives to the Quarterly meeting Report they all

attended Sd meeting and have Producd an Epistle from the

Said meeting which was read and well Accepted

Certificate

for A:Allen

This meeting Signd a Certificate for Abraham Allen to the

monthly meeting of the nine partners, as he is a going to viset [visit]

 

his friends within the compass of Sd meeting

Ben Smith

Bill

Benjamin Smith Ju gave in a bill for keeping Else Smith

to the amount of £36 ″ 8S old tennor which the Treasurer is

 

orderd to pay & Report next mo meeting

 

This meeting Collected £1 ″ 4S ″ [0?] Lawfull money

 

11mo

1776

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth 18th 11mo 1776

the Representatives are Wm Barker & Wm Mosher Present

Sam Howland

Certificate

Receivd a Certificate from Coakset monthly meeting Seting [forth?]

Samuel Howlands Clearness Respecting marriage – –

Sam Howland

proposal of

marriage

Samuel Howland & Mary Smith Declard their Intentions of

marriage and were Desird to wait till next mo meeting for

their Answer

Ben Howland 3

paper read

Report hath been made of Benjamin Howland 3rd paper

being Read and is Returnd to this meeting Sd paper is as

 

followeth

   

Dartmouth the 14th of the 2nd month 1776

 

To the Monthly Meeting of Dartmouth

 

Beloved friends

   

I hereby Condemn my Going in Company with

Ben Howland

paper

those that took Guns in order to be used in the millitary Service

with all my misconduct in that matter hoping thro Divine

 

Assistance to be preserved from the Like behavour in future

 

and I Desire friends So far to pass by this mine offence as to

 

Let me Remain under their Care, freely Acknowledging friends

 

Kindness Extended towards me in this matter and much Desir=

 

=ing that for time to come I may So walk as to be Justly Called your

 

beloved friend – –

 

Benjamin Howland 3rd

Labouring with

youths left to

overseers

Most of the Committee Appointed to Join the Overseers in

Labouring with Some of our youth Report that altho they

have not Proceeded So fully as Intended yet they think it

 

best that the matter be Left with the Overseers and they

 

Dismissd which is agreed to by this meeting and the Overseers

 

are Desird to watch Over the youth in a more particula[r]

 

manner and where Any transgress to bring their names

 

with their Respective Crimes to this meeting

Epistles

Receivd

This meeting Receivd Some Printed Epistles from the yearly

meeting at Philidelphia which is Destributed among friends

 

also one from the yearly meeting of Ministers & Elders, both

 

which were Read & Kindly Accepted – –

 

This meeting Collected £0 – 13S – 2d Lawfull money – –

adjourn

This meeting Adjourns to the 27th Instant after the meeting of

 

worship which is to begin at the 11th hour

mett

This meeting meet by Adjournment the 27 of the 11mo 1776

 

the Representatives being Called both Present – –

Raising

money

referd

The Committee appointed to rais[e] money for the yearly meeting

Stock, not being Ready to make Report therefore the matter

is Referd to next mo meeting and then they to Report

Case of

Elijah

Russell

The Committee appointed to Labour with Elijah Russell Report

that they have had a nother Oppertunity with Sd Russell (B: Smith

Present) and he Declines Submitting the matter to men agreeable to

 

the Advice of Sd Committee, therefore this meeting taking Sd matter

 

into Consideration, It is Our Sense & Judgment that he the Sd Russe[ll]

 

ought to Settle the Same with Sarah Davis before the next

 

mo meeting or Submit Sd matter to men and the Sd Committee

Chusing

Elders

referd

denial of

to be Signd

& read

are Desird to Inform him hereof & to make Report next mo meeting

The matter of Chusing [Choosing] Elders is Referd to next mo meeting

 Whereas the Testimony against Abraham Smith & Elihu Gifford

that was brought & Read at Last mo meeting not being Signd by

an Omition of the Clerk he is therefore now orderd to Sign the

Case of

I:Howls

J:Russ Ju

referd

A Wood

denyd

Same & Read it as orderd before & make Report next mo meeting

The Committee Appointed to Labour with Isaac Howland and

Joseph Russell Ju and Abraham Wood Report that they have

fulfilld their apointment therein & Said Wood Refuses to Comply

with friends A[d]vice but Continues to mend guns for the Use of

war therefore this meeting doth Deny Sd Wood

 

from being a member [of] our Society and Sd Committee is orderd to

 

Draw a Testimony against him & bring it to next mo meeting they

 

also Report that Isaac Howland & Joseph Russell have of Late not

 

fully Complid with friends Advice in Regard to the Negro, the matter

 

is therefore Referd to next month[l]y meeting under the care of Sd Committee

 

and then they to make Report – –

J A

[confessio]

Jedediah Allen gave in a paper Condem[n]ing his misconduct and Requests[?]

to Come under friends Care again, And we appoint Joseph Barker

 

and Wm Barker to have an Oppertunity of Conferrance with Sd Allen

 

in order to Discover the Sencerity and motive of his Request and Report

 

next monthly meeting

C Rus

paper

accept

ed

Caleb Russell Gave in a paper to this meeting Condem[n]ing his

having a hand in Conveying Some Goods Called prise Goods and being

with those that Sold Such Goods & Drinking with them; which this meeting

Accepts^for Satisfaction Provided he Cause the Same to be Publickly Read at the Close

 

of a first Days meeting for worship (he being Present) between this and

 

next mo meeting and then Return Sd paper

[f]ence

round

meeting

house

The Committee appointed to fence the Land round the meeting house

Report that they have Compleated Sd matter and Repa[i]rd the meeting

house and brought in their bill whis [which?] is – £5 ″ 4s ″ 4d L:[lawful] money

Exclusive of those that gave work – –

Little

House

This meeting Conclud[e]s to build a Little house for the Use of friends

at our meeting house, And we appoint William Sandford to Comput[e]

 

Sd business as Soon as he can with Convenency & bring in his account

 

The Treasurer Reports he hath paid Benja Smith Ju £36 - 8S old tennor

 

as orderd

 

12mo

1776

At a Monthly meeting held in Dartmouth ye 16th 12th mo 1776

the Representatives are Wm Sandford & Samuel Smith present

Saml

Howland

answer

Samuel Howland and Mary Smith appeard for their Answer

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

in Some Convenient time before next monthly meeting [advising?]

 

with the friends that Shall be appointed for that purpose and we

 

appoint Wm Mosher and Joseph Gifford to See their marriage

 

Consomated in good order and make Report next mo meeting

Case of

Elij Russ

Settled

The Committee that had the Care of that matter Respecting

Elijah Russell Reports that Sd Russell and Sarah Davis hath Set[t]led Sd

matter or Contrevercy

Testimony

against

Abr Wood

Signd -

There was a Testimony Against Abraham Wood Signd in this meeting

by the Clark and he is orderd to Read it Publickly at the Close of a firs[t]

Days meeting for worship and make Report next mo meeting

Case of

I. Howland

J Russel Ju

referd

The Committee appointed to have the Care of that matter Respect=

=ing Isaac Howland & Joseph Russell Ju freeing his Negro Report that

Said friends have not Compleated Sd matter therefore the Same

Committee are Still Continued in that Service & to make Report

 

next mo meeting – –

Jede:Allen

Receivd

The Committee that had the Care of the matter Respecting

Jedediah Allens Requesting to Come under friends Report that

 

they have had an oppertunity of Conferrance with him and

 

Receivd a Degree of Satisfaction therefore Said Allen is Received

 

under friends Care – –

money

Raisd

The Committee appointed to raise money by way of Subscription

for the yearly meeting Stock Report that they have Raisd and

 

paid into the Treasurer · – £12 – 3S – 6d Lawfull Money

Abra Smith

Elihu Giff

denial

the Clerk Reports he hath Read the testimony against Abraha[m]

Smith & Elihu Gifford as orderd Last mo meeting Sd paper is

as followeth

   

Whereas Abraham Smith & Elihu Gifford having ma[de]

 

Proffession with us & under the care of this meeting, But have So far

 

Departed from the way of Truth and the Testimony thereof as to be

 

found in joining with & measurably Supporting of war or preparation

 

for the Same particularly the Sd Smith hath paid money towards

 

the building a fort & also in fit[t]ing Some war like Impl[e]ments

 

and they having been Tenderly Labourd with by friends to Desist

 

from & Condemn their Sd Conduct but our Labour therein not

 

obtaining the Desird Effect, But they Still Justifying the Same this meet[in]g

 

therefore being Concernd for the maintaining our Testimony against all outward worst

 

fighting and preparations for the Same do give this forth as a testimony against them

 

hereby Disowning them the Sd A:Smith & E:Gifford from being members of our Society

 

and from under the care of this meeting Untill by unfeigned Repentance & Return

 

from the Error of their ways they Shall be Restord to ye [the] way of truth Given forth and

 

Signed on behalf of our mo meeting held in Dartmouth 21st 10mo 1776 by

     

William Anthony Jur Clerk

 

Caleb Russell hath Causd his paper to be read as orderd and Returnd is as

 

followeth – –

   

To the Preparative and Monthly meetings of friends next

 

to be held in Dartmouth

 

Dear friends

C Russell

paper

 

Being under a Sense of my Error in having a Concern or

hand in those Goods Called Prize Goods, So far as to assist in Carting or

 

Conveying Some of them a Small distance & being with them that

 

Sold Such goods & Drinking with them Some wine & water, and having

 

found my self mind Troubled therewith am real[l]y and heartily Sorry

 

for it not thinking it according to the principales of our profession

 

to have any hand in Such Goods Desiring friends will pass this by

 

and that I may be more watchfull for the future from your^affectionate friend

 

Dartmouth 12th of 11mo 1776

Caleb Russell – –

Caleb Rus Ju

Davi Sheph &

paper

accepted

Caleb Russell jur and David Sheepherd Jur gave in papers to this

meeting Condemning their misconduct, the first in Carting of

Prise Goods the Latter for going as Pilot in a Prise Vessell

which this meeting Accepts for Satisfaction – –

Divers friend condemn their misconduct

Also Giles Slocum Elihu Slocum Timothy Howland & Jona [Jonathan] Tucker

 

have appeard in this meeting and Verbally Confes[s]ed & Condem[n]d

 

their having been Concernd in buying Carting or Conveying of prise

 

Goods which this meeting also Accepts for Satisfaction – –

Order on

Treasurer

The Treasurer is orderd to pay Timothy Russell five Dollars for half

years keeping the meeting house and Report next mo meeting

 

This meeting Collected 17S/5d - Lawfull money – –

adjourn

This meeting adjourns to the 30th Day of this Instant at ye 11 hour

mett

Meet by Adjournment the 30th ye 12mo 1776

 

the Representatives being Called both present – –

Chusing

Elders referd

The Chusin[g] of Elders is Referd to next mo meeting – –

The Overseers Inform that David Shepherd Briggs Jonathan howland

Complaint

against

Divers

friends

Nicholass Lapham hath purchased prise Goods and Joseph Russ[ell]

David Allen Elezer Allen Jonathan Allen & Thos Akin hath

been Carting prise goods

and Joseph Russell Ju has taken Charge of Such goods

 

when bid of at Vandue & Stord & Shipt them again all which

 

Sd Overseers Report they have Labourd with them but they have

 

not Condemnd Sd misconduct to friends Satisfaction therefore

 

we appoint Wm Mosher Samuel Smith Philip Allen Benja

 

Howland 2nd John Williams to Labour further with the above Sd

 

friends and Report next monthly meeting

Queries

Answerd

The Queries were Answerd in this meeting and an Epistle Signd

for the Quarterly meeting and orderd forward to Sd Quarterly meeting

Representa

tiv[e]s

by our Representatives who are Thos Hicks Benja Howland 2nd Wm

Anthony Ju Wm Mosher and they to Report next mo meeting – –

Paper of

denial to

[drawd?]

against

John Wood

& Wm Haden

The friends Appointed Some time past to Labour with John Wood

and Wm Haden for their misconduct Report that they have fulfil[led]

their Appointment therein but they Gave them no Real Satisfaction

therefore Sd friends are Appointed to Draw a paper of Denial against

them & bring it to next mo meeting

A Pass for

Representas

This meeting Signd a Certificate for our Representatives to the

Quarterly meeting Directed to the Commanding Offeser [Officer] of this

 

Melitary [Military] Service Desiring their Leave for Sd Represen[ta]tives

 

to pass on their way to Sd Quarterly meeting

 

1 mo

1777

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the

20th the 1st mo 1777

 

the Representatives are Prince Allen & Joseph Barker Present – –

Case of those

concernd in

prize goods

The Committee appointed Last mo meeting to Labour

with those friends that Purchasd prise [prize] goods Report that

they Lab[o]urd with Sd friends, and Nicholass Lapham David Brigg[s]

 

Jonathan Howland gave in papers to this meeting Condemning

 

Sd misconduct which is Accepted provided they Sign a Testimon[y]

 

against Such proceedure according to the Conclution of this

 

meeting     And this meeting Conclud[e]s / Notwithstanding the

 

minute of Last mo meeting, That all those friends that

 

hath Condemnd Sd misconduct Sign a testimony against Such

 

Such proceedure to be publickly read as Usual in order to take

 

of the Report from the Society, and Said Committee are Desird

 

to Draw a Testimony for that purpose and Desire all those

 

friends that have no transgressd as aforeSd to Sign the Same

 

if they find freedom and bring to next mo meeting – –

 

and said Committee is Desird to Draw up Testimonies against

 

those friends that Decline making Satisfaction and bring

 

to next mo meeting – –

Complaint a

gainst Ralph

Allen

We Understand that Rhalf Allen Son of Benjamin Allen

hath Inlisted & gone on bo[a]rd of a Vessell of war which being

Conterary to our profession therefore we hereby Disown the Sd

Ralph Allen

disownd

Rhalf Allen from being under our Care & the above Committee

is Desird to Draw a testimony against him & bring to next

 

mo meeting

Wm Russell Son

of Tim disownd

Likewise we Understand that Wm Russell Son of Timothy

Russell hath Inlisted into the war & Cannot well be Spoake

 

with therefore we Disown the Sd Wm Russell from being

 

under our Care and the afore Sd Committee is orderd to

 

Draw a Testimoney against Sd Russell and bring it to

 

next mo meeting – –

Certificate for

Thos Allen

This meeting Signd a Certificate for Thos Allen to

the mo meeting of the Nine partners as he is a going there

 

to Visit his friends

 

This meeting Collected – –

 

£1 6S 1d

     

 L. [lawful] money

adjourn

This meeting Adjourns to the 29th Instant after the

 

meeting for Worship which is to begin ye 11th hour

mett

Meet by Adjournment ye 29th ye 1 mo 1777 – –

 

The Representatives being Called both Present

Samuel

Howland

Marriage

The friends appointed to See the Marriage of Samuel Howland

and Mary Smith Report that they attended S.d marriage and

Saw nothing but that it was orderly Accomplished

 

The Clerk Reports that he hath read the Testimony against

Testimony

against

Abra Wood

Abraham Wood as order,d Last mo meeting Sd paper is as followet

Whereas Abraham Wood the Son of Jesiah [Josiah] & Hannah Wood

Having had his Education Amongst friends, But by Departing from

 

the Testimony of truth hath So far gone astray as to be found in the

 

Practice of mending & Preparing of guns and Instruments of war

 

and friends having Labour,d with him in love in order to Reclaim

 

him from a Practice So Inconsistant with the Profession he hath

 

made but he Continuing in Said Practice. This meeting therefore

 

doth Give this forth as a Testimony against him hereby Diso-

 

wing him the Said Abraham Wood from being a Member of our

 

Society untill by an Unfeigned Repentance & Acknowldgement of

 

the Error of his way he Shall be Refer,d to the way of Truth --

 

Given forth & Signd in & on behalf of our monthly meeting of friend.

 

held in Dartmouth the 16th the 12 mo 1776 By – –

     

William Anthony Ju Clerk

Case of Isaac

Howland Ju

refer.d

Isaac Howland 2nd gave in a bill to this meeting Manimiting

a Negro man named Primus but yet Some friends Doubting

wheather S.d Negro is fully free,d therefore S.d matter is Refer,d

 

under the care of the Same Committee as heretofore & they to

 

Report next mo meeting

Treasurer

report

The Treasurer Reports that he paid 5 Dollars to Timothy Russell

as orderd Last mo meeting

 

The Chusing of Elders is Refer,d to next mo meeting

Return from

Q meeting

The Representatives to the Quarterly meeting Report that they

all attended Except Benja Howland 2nd who Sent a Reasonable

 

Excuse. They also brought an Epistle from S.d meeting which was

 

Read and well Accepted

Treasurer

report

The Treasurer Reports that he hath Sent the money that was rais,d

to Supply the yearly meeting Stock according to the Direction

 

of the yearly meeting which this meeting approves

paper of denial

brought against

J Wood & Wm Haden

The friends Appointed to draw a paper of Denial against John Wood

and William Hayden have brought S.d paper which was Sign,d by

the Clerk, who is order,d to read the Same as Usual & make Report

 

next mo meeting S.d friends also Inform that they have Inform,d Sd

 

Wood & Hayden of their Denial

John Howland

Certificate

from London

John Howland being Return,d from England hath Produc,d

a Certificate from the two weeks meeting held in London the

25th the 3rd mo 1776 Certifying his Good Conversation while there

 

and his Clearness from marriage Engagements which hath been

 

Read & well accepted

Job Gifford

Luthan Wood

Barker Little

purchase prize

goods

The Overseers Inform that Job Gifford Luthan Wood & Barker

Little have Purchas,d Prize Goods, and they have Treated with

them for their misconduct, and the matter is put under the

Care of the Same Com,tt that were appointed to Deal with

the others under the Same Transgressions & to Report of them

 

with the others

Case of Wm Rus=

=sell Tim Son referd

This meeting having Reconsider,d the minute made at the

first Seting of this meeting Respecting Wm Russell Son of

 

Timothy Russell and do defer the denying of him untill

 

a further Confirmation of his being inlisted into the war

money to be raisd

Joseph Gifford Philip Allen John Williams and Obediah

 

Beird are appointed to raise money by Subscriptions to pay

 

the Cost of fencing in our Land Round the meeting house and

 

make Report next mo meeting

 

2 month

1777

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the

17th the 2nd mo 1777

 

The Representatives are Philip Allen & Joseph Tucker Ju present

Testimony Signd

against

Jos Russell Jur

David Allen

Ebenez Allen

Jonat Allen

Ralph Allen

The Testimonies against Joseph Russells jur David Allen

Elezer Allen Jonathan Allen And Rhalf Allen were Sign,d

in this meeting by the Clerk who is order,d to read the Same

Publickly as Usual & report next mo meeting & John Williams

is appointed to Inform them of their Denial & Report next mo meeting

John Akin manimitt

Indian boy

named Hazzard

A Manumition was Read in this meeting Signed by John

Akin thereby manumiting an Indian boy Named Hazzard

which is accepted for Satisfaction

Papers

accepted

of Divers

friends

concerned

in prize

goods

The Committee appointed to Labour with those friends that

were transgressions in being Concern.d with Prize goods

brought Testimonies to this meeting Sign,d by Barker Little

David Briggs Elihu Slocum Jonathan Howland & Timothy

Howland David Sheepherd Ju and Thos Akin which Testimony

are Accepted for Satisfaction provided they Cause them to be

Publickly read as Usual & Returnd & Report made to next

 

mo meeting thereof – and Said Committee are Still Contin[ued?]

 

to Labour with those Transgressors on them accounts who have

 

not yet Complid with friends Advice, also to Draw testimony again[st]

 

them that Decline making Satisfaction and Report next mo meeting.

Case of Isaac

Howland Ju

refrd

The Committee that had the case of that matter Respecting

Isaac Howland Ju freeing his Negro, Desires s.d matter Continued

therefore its Refer.d to next mo. meeting and then they to Report

Wm Mosher an

Elder

This meeting Appoints William Mosher an Elder

John Wood

Wm Haden

denial

The Clerk Reports he hath the Testimonies against John Wood and

Wm Haydon as orderd S.d Testimonies is as followeth –

Whereas John Wood & Wm Haydon has had their Education amongst friends yet by

 

Giving way to the Insinuations of the adversary – they have been found

 

guilty of Stealing watermillions from John Sheepherd likewise ye sd wood

 

has appeard with a Tumultuous Company by way of Riot very unbeco=

 

ming the truth which we profess. Likewise Sd Wood & Haden has

 

Proceded in Marriage out of the Unity of friends, all which they

 

have been Labour,d with for in order to Convince them of the Evil

 

of their ways but our Labour of love not having the Desird Effect

 

to friends Satisfaction therefore for the Clearing of truth and friends from

 

Such Evil Practises do hereby Disown the S.d John Wood & Wm Haden from being

 

members of our Religious Society and from under the care of this meeting

 

Desiring If it be Consistant with Divine goodness they may come to Sight &

 

Sence of their outgoings and by unfeigned Repentance be [returned?] to the way of [truth?]

 

Given forth at our mo meeting held in Dartmouth the [?1]st Day 1st mo 1777

 

and Signed in and on behalf S.d meeting by – Wm Anthony [Ju] Clerk

Wm Russells

denial confirmd

This meeting being now Confirmd of Wm Russell having been in

the wars therefore Do confirm the Denial of Sd Russell and the

 

Committee Continued to Draw a Testimony against him as ordered

 

Last mo meeting and Inform him thereof & Report next mo meeting.

Friends to raise

money not ready

to report

The Committee appointed to rais money, not being fully

Ready to make Return therefore they are Continued in that

Service & to Report next mo meeting –

Complaint a

gainst

Walter Wood

he is denid

We are Inform,d that Walter Wood hath married out of the Unity

of friends after being Precautiond by one of the [?] Therefore

we Deny him the Said Walter Wood from being under the care of

friends and Joseph Tucker Ju is appointed to Inform him thereof

 

& Report next mo meeting

Complaint a

gainst Benj

Russellson

of Benj referd

This meeting being Inform,d that Benja Russell Son of Benja

Russell Son of Benja hath purchas,d or partook of prise goods

and been Labour,d with, but not appearing to make Satisfaction

therefore S.d matter is Refer,d under the Care of the Committee

 

appointed to Labour with transgressors of that [kind?] – –

Complint a

gainst Stephen

Mott referd

This meeting is Informd that Stephen Mott hath Inlisted into

the war and we Appointed Caleb Russell and John Williams

to treat with him and Draw a paper of Denial aganst

 

him if he Declines to make Satisfaction and make Report

 

next mo meeting – –

Jos Mott denyd

This meeting is Informed that Joseph Mott hath Removd

 

away a far distance from hence and married out of the

 

Unity of friends and as he cannot will be Labour,d with by

 

Reason of his being gone away as afore Sd. Therefore this meeting

 

doth deny him from being a member of our Society.

Amos Wilcox

disownd

The Committee that had the Care of that matter Concerning

Amos Willcox made Report that he hath Given them no

 

Satisfaction but Still Continues in this Transgressions therefore

 

this meeting doth deny him from being in membership

 

with us & Sd Committee are order,d to draw a paper of Denial

 

against him & bring to next mo meeting also to Inform him of his Denial.

Case of

Simeon

Gifford

The Clerk hath Signed a Certificate or Recommendation to the

monthly Meeting of the NinePartners for Simeon Gifford, who

hath Removd there & married out of the Unity of friends. Request-

 

-ing them to take the matter with him under their Care.

To Inspect

into the

Right of

Member-

-Ship

It hath been moved in this meeting to Consider the matter in [respect?]

to our members who Stand as members & who hath a proper ^[Birth?] Right

by the Rules of our Society & who not therefore Prince Allen Wm

Anthony Ju Thos. Hicks Benjamin Smith Ju & Samuel Smith are

appointed as a Committee to Consider thereof and if they think

 

there needs a further Explanation to our yearly meeting minutes

 

in that Respect they are Desird to Draw up what they think

 

needfull in writing and bring it to next mo meeting – –

 

This meeting collected – –

 

0L 16s 1d

     

l_mony

 

3 month

1777

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth ye 17th 3mo 1777

the Representatives are Prince Allen & Benja Howland 2nd present

Testimony

against

Jos Russell Ju

& the Allens

not read

The Clerk Reports he hath not Read the Testimonys against

Josep Russell Ju & the Sons of Benja Allen as orderd Last mo mee[tin]g

therefore he is Still Continues for that Service & to Report next mo meeting

The friends (viz) Barker Little David Briggs Elihu

Slocum Jonathan Howland, Timothy Howland David Shepherd Ju

 

Thos Akin hath Causd their Testimonies to be read Publickly as

Confession

of Several

Traders in

Prize goods

orderd Last mo meeting & Returnd them to this meeting Sd Testimony

are as followeth

To the Monthly Meeting of Dartmouth

Beloved Friends

 

We the Subscribers having Inconsiderately or unduly Purchased

or Carted

Some Small Quantity of those goods called Prize goods taken by

 

war and Violence Which Said Conduct of ours after a Matter of

 

Consideration thereof we do Utterly condemn and are Sorry

 

for it hereby Testifying to friends, and Publickly Declaring

 

Declaring to all People to whom these Presents may come

 

that as our conduct herein is Inconsistant with the Religious

 

Profession we make, So we would take the Reproach thereof to

 

ourselves, and Clear the truth and the Professors thereof from the

 

Same Desiring forgiveness from the Divine goodness and that

 

friends would So far pass by this our misconduct as to let us

 

Remain Under their care hopin in future through Divine

 

Assistance to be Preferred from the Like misbehavour – –

 

from your friends Dated ye 29th of the 1st month AD: 1777

   

Thos. Akin

Barker Little

   

Timothy Howland

David Briggs

     

Elihu Slocum

   

David Shepherd Ju

Jonathan Howland

Job Gifford

Nick Lapham

Luthon Wood

papers

accepted

Job Gifford Nicholass Lapham & Luthon Wood gave in

Papers to this meeting Condemning their Purchasing Some

Prise goods which is Accepted, Provided they Cause them to be

Publickly Read as Usual & Report & Return Sd paper to next

mo meeting – And the Same Committee are Still Continud

 

to Labour with those that are transgressors on account of

 

being Concernd with Prize goods & to Report next mo meeting

 

and Draw testimonies against those that Decline making

 

Satisfaction if any there be & bring to next mo meeting – –

Isaac

Howland Ju

case refer’d

The Committee Appointed to Labour with Isaac Howland Ju

on account of his freeing his Negro Report that they have

not Discharg,d themselves on that account therefore they

 

are Still Continued in that Service & to Report next mo meeting

Walter Wood

not Inform’d

of denial

Joseph Tucker Ju Reports that he hath not Inform,d Walter

wood of his Denial as order,d therefore he is Continued for

that Service & to Report next mo meeting

Testimony a

gainst Stephen Mott Signd

There was a Testimony against Stephen Mott Sign,d in

this meeting by the Clerk who is order,d to Read it Publickly as

 

Usual & Report next mo meeting & John Williams is appointed

 

to Inform Sd Mott of his Denial ^& Report next mo meeting

Report of

money raisd

The Committee appointed to rais money by way of Subsim

ption Report that they have Rais,d the Sum of 5£ 17s 6d

 

of which is paid to the Committee that fenced the land

 

round the meeting house the Sum of – £5 4 s 4 ½

 

and the remainder is Deliver,d to the treasurer which is 12 /9

Testimony

Signd a

gainst

Amos Wilcox

There was a Testimony Sign,d in this meeting by the Clerk

against Amos Willcox & the Clerk is order,d to read it publick[ly]

as Usuel & Report next mo meeting

This meeting Collected – –

 

1£ 8s 1d £m

Adjourn

This meeting Adjourns to ye 26th Instant after the meeting of

 

worship which is to begin at ye 11th hour

mett

Meet by Adjournment ye 26th ye 3rd mo 1777 – –

 

the Representatives being Caled both present

Concerning

Birth right

of members

The friends Appointed who hath a Proper Birthright by the

Rules of Discipline &c Report that they have mett and and

Consider,d but are not ready for a Report in full therefore they

 

are Still Continued for that Service & to make Report next mo meeting

Jonathan

Willbor &

Wife desir

to come un

der friend

care

Jonathan & Huldy Willbur gave in a paper Requesting to

Come under friends Care with their Children and our friends

Philip Allen & Prince Allen are appointed to Join the

women and take an Oppertunity of Solid Conferrance

with them in order to Discover the motive of their

Request and Report next mo meeting – –

Abiel Gifford

reques to

come under

friends care

Abiel Gifford Requests to come under friends Care and

we appoint Wm Mosher & Wm Baker to take an oppertun[it]y

of Solid Conferrance with him in order to Discover the motive

of his Request & Report next mo meeting

Certificates

J Barker

J Howland Ju

J Hart

There was Certificates Sign,d in this meeting for James Bark[er]

Job Howland Ju & Jonathan Hart the two first to the

mo meeting of ye Ninepartners the Latter to the mo meeting

o Smithfield they being a going there to make some [?]

Wm Barkers

accompt

Wm Barker gave in an account to this meeting for hay-

which he Procur,d at our Quarterly meeting in the 10th mo

 

Last which is Allowed & the treasurer is order,d to pay

 

the Same with is £1 = 4s £-12[?] and make Report next

 

mo meeting – –

To Revise

miniutes

William Anthony Jun Samuel Smith Prince Allen

and John Williams are appointed to Revise and Correct

 

this meeting minutes in order to goe on Record and

 

Report next mo meeting – also to Settle accounts with

 

the treasurer

Friend appoint

ted Elder

The Women Inform that they have Appointed Sussanah

Smith Deborah Haden & Deborah Hicks in the place of

 

Elders which this meeting Concurs with and they with

 

our friends Wm Mosher & Thos Hicks is Recommended

 

as Elders to the Quarterly meeting – –

Queries answerd

The Queries was Answer,d in the meeting and Said Answers

 

together with a Epistle which was Sign,d in this meeting

 

was order,d forward to the Quarterly meeting by our Repr-

Representatives

esentatives who are Caleb Russell Wm Mosher Thos Hicks

 

John Williams & William Anthony Ju and they to make

 

Report next monthly meeting

 

4 month

1777

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth 21st the

4th mo 1777

Testimony

red against

Jos Russell Jur

& Sons of

Benj Allen

The Representatives are Caleb Russell & James Davis Present

The Clerk Reports he hath Read the Testimonyes

against Joseph Russell Ju & the Sons of Benjamin

Allen as order,d Last mo meeting S.d testimonies are

as followeth

Testimonies

against

J: R

D: A

J: A

E: A

Whereas Joseph Russell the Son of Caleb Russell

and David Allen Jonathan Allen & Elezer Allen

being the Sons of Benja Allen all having had their

Education amongst friends, but by Departing from

their Education and the Testimony of Truth have So far

gone astray as to be Concern,d in Receiving buying Cart[ing]

 

or otherwise Concern,d in those goods taken in the w[ar]

Testimony of

Ralph Allan Recorded

in page

390

by fors of armes, being those good Called Prisse goods

and friends and friends having Labour,d with Each often

in order to Discover to them the Evil of Such a pract[ice]

but friends Labour of Love not having its Desir,d Effect

 

these are therefore Given forth as a Publick Testimony

 

against them the S.d Joseph Russell [&?] David Allen Jonatha[n]

 

Allen & Elezer Allen hereby Denying & Disowning

 

them from being members of our Society & from under

 

the Care of this meeting untill by unfeigned Repentance

 

and Acknowledge of the Error of their ways. they shall

 

be Restor.d to the way of Truth.   Given forth and

 

Sign,d in and on behalf of our Sd meeting of friends held

 

in Dartmouth ye 17th the 2nd mo 1777 by

     

Wm Anthony Ju Clerk

Luthan Wood

Job Gifford

Nick Lap=

=ham Confessi

on

Luthan Wood Job Gifford Nicholass Lapham hath Cast

their papers to be Publickly Rea.d & Returnd to this mat[ter]

as order,d last mo meeting S.d papers is as followeth – –

To the Monthly Meeting held 17th Day 3 mo 1777

[written through margins]

 

Whereas Sometime past, We ^Inconsiderately purchas.d Some Goods Called Prise good

 

and upon a further Consideration find it is Conterary to the Principals of

 

truth which we are Sorry for and do Condemn and Desire friends

 

to pass it by and let us Remain under their Care from your friend.

     

Luthon Wood

     

Job Gifford

     

Nicholas Lapham

Jos Russell &

Ben : Russell

Case Concerning

Prize goods

Part of the Committee appointed to Labour with those

friend that are transgressors on account of being Concern,d with

Prise goods Report that Joseph Russell and Benja Russell

Declines Condeming their Conduct in that matter to friends

 

Satisfaction therefore the Same Committee are Continued to

 

Labour further with them & if they find no Satisfaction

 

to Draw testimonies against them & bring to next mo meeting

Wm Russell

Son of Tim

[be] disownd

There was a Testimony Sign.d in this meeting by the Clerk

against Wm Russell Son of Timothy Russell & the Clerk

is orderd to Read it publickly as Usual & Report to

 

next mo meeting.

Treasurer

report

The Treasurer Reports that he has paid £1 – 4[?] £ mo

to Wm Barker as order,d last mo meeting – –

Isaac Howland

case Sent to

Q: meeting for

advice

This meeting not being fully satisfied on account of Isaac

Howland freeing his Negro and being Somewhat Different-

ly minded in that affair Conclude to ask the advice of

the Quarterly meeting therein – –

Walter Wood

inform d

Joseph Tucker Ju Reports that he hath Inform,d Walter Wood

of his Deniel as order,d Last mo meeting

Testimony a

gainst Ste

pen mott

The Clerk Reports that he hath Read the testimony against

Stephen Mott as orderd Sd Testimony is as followeth

Whereas Stephen Mott Son of Jacob Mott having had a birth

 

Right of Membership with us but hath So far Deviated from our princip[les]

 

as to inlist himself a Solder & having been Labourd with in love for his

 

misconduct in order to Reclaim him from the Evil of his ways but

 

friends Labour not having its Desir.d Effect therefore for the Clearing

 

of truth from Such practices we give this forth as a Publick testimony

 

against him & do deny him from being a member of this meeting

 

Nevertheless Desiring if it be Consistant with Divine Pleasure that he may

 

Come to a Sight of his Outgoings & Returned, Signed in on behalf of our mo meeting

 

held in Dartmouth ye 17th 3rd mo 1777 by Wm Anthony Ju Clerk

Stephen Mott

not informd

of de[n]ial

John Williams not having Inform,d Stephen Mott of his Denial

as order,d he is Still Continued for the Service & to make Report

next mo meeting

Mary How

= land Certi

= ficate

There as a Removal Certificate Signd for Mary Howland

wife of Samuel Howland to the mo meeting of Coakset

Letter to

Greenwich

This meeting Signed and Directed a Letter to greenwick mo

meeting Desiring their Assistance to Labour with the family

 

of Charles Slocum he being Deceas,d – –

 

The Clerk Reports that he hath Read the testimony against

 

Amos Willcox as order,d Last mo meeting S.d testimony is as followeth

Testimony

against

Amos Wilcox

Whereas Amos Willcox Son of Wm Willcox Deceasd and

Dorrity his wife of Dartmouth in the County of Bristol &

Province of the Massac[h]usetts Bay in New England having

 

has a birthright with us the People Called Quakers, yet

 

through unwatchfullness and a Disregard to the testimony of

 

truth in himself hath been found in the practice of Using

 

bad Language, going to places of frollicking and Neglects

 

attending of meetings, which conduct being Reproachfull

 

and Scandalous to our Profession and friends having Labourd

 

with him in love in order to bring him to a Sight of his

 

Errors but their Labour Proving Inafectual and he Continuing

 

in S.d Practices. therefore for the Clearing of truth and friends

 

from the Reproach thereof this meeting is Concernd to Give this

 

as a Publick Testimony against him Disowning him the Sd

 

Amos Willcox from being under our care yet Desiring if it be

 

Agreeable with Divine goodness that he may yet Come to a Sight

 

of the Evil of his ways and through Unfeigned Repentance

 

find mercy.

 

Given forth at our Monthly meeting held in Dartmouth

 

the 21 Day of ye 4 mo 1777 and Signed in and by order of S.d meeting

     

by Wm Anthony Clerk

Case of Birth= =right of Chil

dren gone to yearly meet

ing

We understand the matter in Regard to what Children have

Proper Birth Rights & who not by the rules of our Society is

gone from the Quarterly meeting to the yearly meeting for an

 

Explanation thereof therefore the Committee appointed in our

 

meeting for that Service is Dismised.

Abiel Gifford

accepted

The friends appointed to have an opportunity with Abiel

Gifford Report that he gave them good Satisfaction therefore we

 

accept of the S.d Gifford to be under our Care – –

Case of

Jonat Wilbor referd

The Committee appointed to have an Oppertunity of Conference

with Jonathan Willbur Report the S.d Willbur gave them good

 

Satisfaction but he not being present therefore S.d matter is

 

Refer,d to next mo meeting under the care of the Same Committee

 

as heretofore

Martha Allen

Received

The Women Inform that they Received into membership

Martha Allen wife of Jonathan Allen & their two Daughters

 

Mary & Isbil which this meeting Concurs with – –

Return from

Qar meeting

The friends Appointed to Attend the Quarterly meeting Report that

they all attended S.d meeting but have not Produc.d their Epistle

 

by Reason it was not Transcrib,d Two Epistle from London and one

 

from the meeting of Sufferings in Philadelphia were Read in

Charles Slocum

& Ebenezer

Slocum

Sons of Charles

Slocum disowned

this meeting to good Satisfaction & the Clerk is order’d to read

them severally at his Deferassion [Deposition?] at the Close of some of

our Publick meetings of worship – –

This meeting is ^informd that Charles Slocum & Ebenezer

Slocum Sons of Charles Slocum Deceas.d who Remov.d from

 

hence Some years past, & having a right among friends but

 

they having been lately visited & treded[traded?] with by two friends

 

of this meeting who Report that S.d Slocums owned them

 

-selves to have been Concernd in military matters & not

 

Discovering in them any Disposition of a Return on

 

Reformation therefore we do Disown them from being member

 

of our Society and Benja Howland Samll Smith

 

to Draw a Testimony against them & bring to next mo meeting

 

and Caleb Russell is Appointed to Inform them of their s.d

 

Denial a Soon as he Convenient can & Report to this meetg.

Miniuts not

revisd

The Committee appointed to Revise and Connect this meetg

minutes not having Compleated it they are Still Continued

 

for that Service & also to settle account with ye treasurer

 

& Report next mo meeting

Giles Slocum

request a

Certificate

Giles Slocum Requests a Certificate to the mo meeting

of Sandwich Certifying his Clearness Respecting marriage

& Conversation therefore Nicholas Howland & Samll Smith

 

are Appointed to Inspect into S.d matter and Draw one if they

 

think proper & bring to next mo meeting – –

Meetings

Granted at

Bedford

The friends appointed to Oversee the meeting at Bedford

make Report that S.d meeting hath been kept up as orderly

as Usual heretofore and they Request the Same may be

 

Continued as heretofore for the year Ensuing which is

 

Granted and Caleb Russell & Seth Russell & James

 

Davis is Appointed to Oversee the S.d meeting to see it

 

be kept up according to the Good order of truth & to make

 

at the Expiration thereof – –

 

This meeting Collected £1 – s10 – d8 £. money

 

5 month

1777

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth

the 19th the 5th mo 1777

 

The Representatives are Benja Howland 2nd & Abraham [Howland?] Present

 

Received an Epistle from our Last Quarterly meeting

 

which was read and the Advise therein well Accepted

Case concerning

Prize good

Good refer’d

The Committee Appointed on the amount of those friends

Concernd in Prise Goods made Report that they have

not fully gone through with the matter they are therefore

 

Continued in the Same Service & to make report next

 

monthly meeting

Stephen Mott

Informed of his

denial

John Williams Reports he hath Inform.d Stephen Mott

of his Denial as orderd

Testimony a

gainst Wm

Russell not read

The Clerk Reports he hath not Read the Testimony

against Wm Russell According to Appointment he is

therefore Continued for that Service & to make Report

 

next mo meeting

Testimony

Signed agains^t

Eben Slocum

& Charles

Slocum

There was a Testimony Sign,d in this meeting against

Ebenezer & Charles Slocum Sons of Charles Slocum Deceast

and the Clerk is order,d to Read the Same Publickly as

Usual and Report next mo meeting

Miniuts revisd

The Committee Appointed to Revise & Correct the meeting

 

minutes & to Settle accounts with the Treasurer report

 

that they have fulfilled their Appointment & Left the

Settled with

Treasurer

minutes with the Clerk to be Recorded and there remains

in the Stock after Settlement the Sum of £5 Lawf. mony.

Giles Slocum

Certificate

There was a Certificate Sign.d in this meeting on the

Account of Giles Slocum Directed to the mo meeting of

 

Sandwich Certifying his Clearness Respecting marriage

Complaint a

gainst Joshua

Shearman

This meeting is Informd that Jorshua Sherman hath

Remov,d out of the [?ing] of this meeting Sometime past and

not applying for a Certificate also Neglects attending

 

meeting and hath been Labour,d with by one of ye Overseers

 

& othe friends but they not finding Satisfaction therefore

 

we appoint Caleb Russell and John Williams to Labour

 

further with him for his misconduct and Report next

 

mo meeting

Jonathan

Willbor Wife &

Children

Recievd

This Meeting in Concurrance with the womens meeting

doth Accept of Jonathan Wilbur and Haldah his wife

and all their Children to be members under the Care of this meeting

Prince Allen

Treasurer

This meeting Appoints Prince Allen Treasurer in the

room of Tho.s Hicks who by his Request is Dismissed

 

This meeting Collected – £1 – s9 – 9 £. money

 

6 month

1777

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the

16th the 6th mo 1777

 

The Representatives are William Sandford & Prince Allen Present

 

The Queries were read and Answers prepar.d in this meeting

adjourn

This meeting Adjourns to the 23rd Instant after the meeting

 

Of worship which is to begin at ye 11th hour, by reason if its

 

now being the time of the yearly meeting

Mett

Meet by Adjournment ye 23rd 6 mo 1777

 

The Representatives being Called both present

Report of

Comtee

Concerning

Prize

goods

The Greater part of the Commitee appointed to Labour

with those transgressors on account of prise goods Report that

they have Discharged themselves in that matter and Joseph Russell

and Benjamin Russell gave the Satisfaction on that

account, and S.d Committee hath Draughted and brought Testimonies

 

against them to this meeting, yet the matter is Refer.d one

 

month Longer by the Request of William Barker and Joseph Gifford

 

as they Express a Concern to treat further with them and they to

 

Report next monthly meeting.

Testimonys

Read

The Clerk Reports he hath Read the Testimonies against Wm

Russell & Charles & Ebenezer Slocum as order.d Last mo meeting

 

S.d Testimonies are as followeth – –

Testimony

a gainst Wm

Russell Tim

son

Whereas William Russell Son of Timothy Russell, having

had a Birthright among friends and been under the Care of this

meeting but hath So far Departed from our Profession as to

Inlist into the wars which being So Inconsistant with our profession

 

and Principals and Reproachfull to our Society that this meeting

 

is Concern,d to gave this forth as a publick testimony against

 

the Said William Russell hereby Disowning him from being

 

under our Care, yet Desiring if it be Agreeable with Divine

 

Pleasure that he may Come to Sight and Sense of the Evil of

 

Such practices and through unfeigned Repentance find mercy

 

Given forth at our Monthly meeting held in Dartmouth

 

the 21st of ye 4th mo 1777 and Sign.d in and by order of S.d meeting

 

by – –

 

William Anthony Ju Clerk

Testimony

Against Eben

& Charles

Slocum

Whereas Ebenezer Slocum and Charles Slocum, Sons

of Charles Slocum Deceas,d and Sarah his wife, having had

a Right of Membership amongst us, but they Departing

So far from the Principals we Profess as to be Concern,d

 

in Millitary or War.like matters and friends having

 

Treated with them on that Account, but they Discovering

 

no Disposition of a Return or Reformation, therefore

 

this meeting being Concern,d to maintain our Testimony

 

herein do hereby Publickly Disown and testifie against

 

them the Said Ebenezer and Charles Slocum from being

 

members of our Religious Society Untill by unfeign,d Repen

 

=tance & Reformation they shall be Restor.d to the way

 

of truth – – Given forth and Signed in & on behalf

 

of our monthly meeting of friends held in Dartmouth

 

the 19th of the 5th mo 1777 by William Anthony Ju Clerk

Judith Akin &

Abigail How

= land

The Women Inform they have Denied Judith Akin and Abigail

Howland which we Concur with

Case of Joshua

Shearmen

refer’d

The Committee appointed to Labour with Joshua Sherman

Report that they have not fully accomplished S.d matter

therefore its Refer.d under their Care and they to make

 

Report next mo meeting

Elizabeth

Russell

disowned

There was a Testimony of Denial against Elizabeth

Russell wife of Benjamin Russell Sign.d in this meeting

by the Clerk – –

Bethiah

Eldredg

Receivd

Representative

The women Inform they have Minuted Bethah Eldridg

under their Care which we Concur with – –

Our friends Thomas Hicks William Anthony Ju

Benjamin Howland 2.nd and Seth Russell are appointed

 

to attend the Quarterly meeting and report next mo

answers &

Epistle

Chusing

overseers

referd

meeting and present the Epistle with the Answers to the Queries – –

A New Choice of Overseers is Refer.d to next mo meeting

and the former Continued in that Service till a New Choice is made

This meeting Collected . . 2£ ″ 3s ″ 5d £. money


7 th month

1777

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth 21st 7mo 1777

the Representative are Wm Barker & Joseph Tucker Ju present

John Willi

ams proposal

of marriage

John Williams and Martha Peabody Declar.d their Intents

of taking Each other in marriage and were Desir.d to wait

till next monthly meeting for an Answer and Joseph

 

Gifford and Wm Barker are appointed to Enquire into the

 

Clearness of S.d William Respecting Marriage & Conversation

 

and make Report next mo meeting – –

Choice of

Overseers

referd

A new Choice of Overseers both of the meeting and of ye

Poor is Refer,d to next mo meeting

Report

from Quart

meeting

The Representatives to the Quarterly meeting Report

they all Atten,d Agreeable to appointment and have

Epistils

Recievd

Produc,d an Epistle from the Same with a Transcript[ion]

of a written one from London baring Date from ye 27

 

the 5 mo 1776 to the 1st of ye 6th mo Enclusive with a Trans

 

cript from Philadelphia with our Last yearly meeting

 

Epistle with an Extract from Some of S.d yearly meeting

 

minutes all of which have been Read in this meeting to Good

 

Satisfaction and the S.d Trascript from London is order to

 

be Publickly Read in Each of our meetings for worship – –

[J and B?]

Russell

disownd

Joseph Gifford and William Barker made Report that they

have had Conference with Joseph Russell and Benja Russell

agreeable to their appointment and that the Said Benja did

 

not give them Satisfaction therefore he is hereby Denied from

 

being a member of this meeting and the Clerk hath Sign,d

 

a paper of Denial against him and is order,d to read it Publickly

 

as Usual & make Report next mo meeting – –

Case of Joseph

Russell referd

And their Report Respecting Joseph Russell not being fully

Satisfactory the matter is Refer,d at ye Request of John

 

Potter, to next mo meeting & Nicholass Howland is appointed to

 

Inform Benja Russell of hi Deniel & Report next mo meeting

Case of Joshua

Shearman &

son Joshua

referd

The Committee appointed on account of Joshua Sherman

Report that he gave them a Degree of Satisfaction for his

Removing without the advice of friends & not Requesting a

Certificate therefore we appoint our friends James Davis and

 

John Williams to See if his outward affairs be Setled to Satisfaction

 

and Draw a Certificate if they think proper. also to Draw one for

 

Jorshua Sherman Jur if they think proper and bring them to

 

next monthly meeting

Elizabeth

Howland

disownd

This meeting in Concurrance with the Womens meeting have

Sign,d a Testimony Against Elizabeth Howland wife to

Benja Howland

Jonathan

Slocum

disown,d

This meeting is Inform.d that Jonathan Slocum hath

Married out of the Unity of friends after being Previously

Caution,d by the Overseers, and also hath been found Guilty of

 

fornication as appears by his wifes having a Child before

 

marriage as also by his own Confession therefore this meetig

 

doth Disown him the Said Jonathan Slocum and Philip

 

Allen & Samuel Smith are appointed to Draft a paper of

 

Denial against him and Inform him thereof and to make

 

Report next mo meeting – –

Complaint

against

Tho.s Wilcox

and Wm

Sanford Jur

We are Inform,d That Thomas Willcox & William Sandford Ju

hath Purchas,d Some Prise Goods and they have been Labourd

with by friends for their misconduct but did not Give them

Satisfaction therefore our friends John Potter & Benja Taber

are appointed to Labour further with them and to make rep[ort]

 

next mo meeting

To have

oversight

of meeting

house

yard

We appoint our Friends William Barker Prince Allen John

Potter Benja Howland 2nd William Anthony Ju to have the

Oversight & Care of the yard fenced in Round our meeting ho[use]

and Indeaviour to Preserve the feed for the Use of furren22

friends horses at the time of the Quarterly meeting and

 

other times as they shall See Cause upon Application mad[e]

 

to them

Penelope

Trafford

denyd

The women Inform that they have Denied Penelope

Trafford which this meeting Concurs with

Collected – –

 

£1 .. 11s ... 1d £. Money

Order on

Treasurer

The Treasurer is order,d to pay Wm Barker 4 Dollars for half

year.s keeping the meeting house and £1 – 3s for other Charge

 

which he paid for this meeting

 

also S.d Treasurer is order.d to pay Joseph Rotch 2£ – 8s– 0 for

 

Peter Barney for the hire of a vessell for friend to goe to Nantucket

 

8 th month

1777

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth 18th 8 mo 1777

The Representatives are Joseph Barker & Prince Allen present

 

The Committee appointed to Inquire into John Williams

 

Clearness Respecting marriage & Conversation Report that

 

they have found nothing to hinder his proceeding – –

John William

answer

John Williams and Martha Pebody appear,d for their Answer

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

 

in Some Convenient time between this & next mo meeting Advising

 

with the friends this meeting Shall appoint for that purpose and

 

Joseph Gifford & Wm Barker are Appointed to see their marriage Consuma-

 

-ted orderly & Report next mo meeting

Recd Wm

Penn Epistles

Receivmd Several Reprinted Epistles of our worthy friend William

Penn taken from his Select works page 497, one of which being Read

 

to Satisfaction and they are order,d to be Destibuted among friends

 

to be read in their forneties [families?]23 – –

Overseers of

Meeting

We appoint our friends Joseph Barker James Davis Prince

Allen & William Anthony Jur Overseers of the meeting for the

 

year Ensuing and an Additional Choice is Referd to next mo meeting

Overseers

of poor

Caleb Russell Seth Russell Benja Reder Samuel Smith

Gideon Howland are Appointed overseers of the poor for the year Ensuing

 

The Clerk Report he hath Read the Testimony against

 

Benja Russell and Nicholas Howland Reports he Informd

 

S.d Russell of his Denial as order,d Last mo. meeting S.d testimony

 

is as followeth

Testimony

against Benj

Russell

Whereas Benja Russell (Son of Benja Russell Deceas,d

having been a Member of our Society but hath so far Departed

from our Religious Profession as to purchase Some of those

 

Goods Called Prise Goods taken in the war, and this meeting

 

having Labour,d with him in Love in order to Discover

 

to him the Evil of his S.d Conduct but our Labour therein

 

not being Effectual therefore for the Clearing of our testimony

 

herein this meeting is Concern,d to Give this forth as a Publick

 

Testimony against him hereby Disowning him the Sd Russell

 

from being a member of our Society untill by a Sincear

 

Reformation & Return he shall be Restor,d to the way of

 

Truth – Given forth & Sign.d in & on behalf of our mo

 

meeting of friends held in Dartmouth the 21 Day of the

 

7th mo 1777 By – –

 

Wm Anthony Ju Clerk

Step. Gifford

request a

Certificate

Stephen Gifford Requests a Certificate to the mo meeting of

Acoakset Certifying his Clearness Respecting marriage and

Conversation therefore Samuel Smith & Thos Hicks are appointed

 

to take the Necessary Care on that account & make Report next mo meeting

Aaron Lan=

=kestor and

David

Sands

Visit

Our Beloved Friends Aaron Lankestor and David Sands

were at this meeting on a Religious Visit whose Testimony and

Visit hath been well Accepted And Samuel Smith & Wm Anthony

are Appointed to Draw Certificates for Sd friends and bring

them to next [?] the Adjournment of this meeting

Adjournd

This meeting adjourns to the 27th Instant after the meeting of worship

Mett

Met by Adjournment the 27th ye 8 mo 1777

 

The Representatives Called both present – –

Jos Russell

Case referd

John Potter made Report Respecting Joseph Russell and he the

Russell gave in a paper to this meeting which were to pretty good

 

Satisfaction yet the matter is Refer.d to next mo meeting for Same

 

alteration in Sd paper if he Shall See fit to alter the Same

Joshua

Shearman

Certificate

This Meeting Signd Removal Certificates for Jorshua Sherman

and Jorshua Sherman Ju to the mo meeting of Sandwich who

have Removd their then Some time ago

Jonat Slocum

denial

a paper of Denial was Signd against Jonathan Slocum

and the Clerk is order.d to Read the Same Publickly as

 

Usual and make Report next mo meeting but ye Committee

 

not having Inform.d him of his Denial Philip Allen is orderd

 

to Inform him of his S.d Denial & Report next mo meeting

Jonat Green

Certificate

Received a Removal Certificate from the Monthly meeting

of Greenwich for Jonathan Green and Martha Green who have

 

moved here & is Accepted

Easter

Russell

denial

A paper of Denial was Sign.d in this meeting against Easter

Russell wife of Paul Russell in Concurrance with the women meeting

The Commitee Appointed to treat with W.m Sandford Ju and

Case of Wm

Sanford Jur &

Thos Wilcox

Thos Willcox [Wilcox] Report that they have had a Conference with them

The former of which gave them a Degree of Satisfaction the Latter

Apear.d in a state of willfull blindness yet they have Each of them

 

Given in a paper Condeming their misconduct but nither of them

 

attended this meeting Said Committee are Still Continued to treat

 

with them once more and to Draw a paper of Denial against Sd

 

Willcox if he do not Give them Satisfaction and bring it & make Report

 

next mo meeting

Treasurer report

The Treasurer not having paid the money to Joseph Rotch as orderd

 

he is Therefore Still Continued to pay the Same & Report next mo meeting

The Time next

monthly meet

-ing to be held

This meeting doth Conclude at ye Request & by the Directions

of our Quarterly meeting Committee to hold our next mo meeting

on the next day following the preparative meeting being the

 

fifth Day of the week and to begin at the Usual hour – –

Complaint

against Nat

Kirby

This meeting being inform.d that Nethaniel Kirby hath

appear.d with the millitary Company as a Solger[Soldier], and been

Labour.d with by the Overseers, and Justifies Sd Conduct therefore

 

we appoint Peleg Slocum & Philip Allen to Labour further with

 

him and Draw a paper of Denial against him if they find no

 

Satisfaction and bring to next mo meeting

Certificate for

A Lankestor

& D. Sand

Certificate for Aaron Lankestor and David Sands were

Sign,d in this meeting The former to ye mo meeting at the Oblong

the Latter to the mo meeting of ye Nine partners

 

9 Month

1777

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth ye 11th Day 9mo 1777

the Representatives are Benj.a Howland 2nd & Benj.a Taber present

Meeting to

Be purged

This meeting hath Concluded not to Indulge any into this meeting

that are not members of the Society for the future Neither at the

 

time of young people pasing in order for marriage nor other time

John Williams

Marriage

Jo.s Gifford & Wm Barker Reports they attended the marriage of of

John Williams & Martha Pebody and that it was Consumated orderly.

 

an Additional Choice of Overseers Refer.d to next mo meeting

Step Gifford

Certificate

A Certificate was Signed in this meeting for Stephen Gifford

Respecting his Clearness of marriage and Conversation Directed

 

to ye mo meeting of Accoakset.

Case of Jos

Russell

refered

The matter Respecting Joseph Russell is Refer.d to next mo

meeting under the care of John Potter who is then to make Report

Jonat Slocums

denial

read

The Clerk Reports he hath read the Testimony against

Jonathan Slocum as order.d Last mo meeting but Philip Allen

not having Inform.d him is Continued for that Service & to make

 

Report next mo meeting – –

Wm Sanford &

Tho Wilcox

refered

The Committee that had the Care of that matter Respecting

Wm Sandford Jur and Tho.s Willcox [Wilcox] Report that they found

Some Satisfaction with both Sd friends yet by S.d Committee Request

 

it is Refer.d to next mo meeting under their Care & then they to

 

make Report

Treasurers

report

The Treasurer not having paid the money to Joseph Rotch as

order.d he is therefore order.d to pay the Same & Report when it

 

is done

Nat Kirby

case referd

The Committee appointed to treat with Nathaniel Kirby Report

they have had a Conference with him and Receiv.d a Degree of

 

Satisfaction, therefore the matter is Refer.d to next mo meeting

 

under the Care of ye Same Committee as before and Benja

 

Howland & Samuel Smith is aded to them and they to Report

 

if he do not give them Satisfaction.

To collect

account

of Sufering

friends

We appoint our friends Samuel Smith Prince Allen John

Williams Benj.a Rider A Committee to Collect the Account of

the Sufferings of friend within the Compass of this meeting &

bring them to this meeting

Ben Howland’s

proposal of

marriage

Benjamin Howland 3rd and Mary Slocum Declar.d their Inten-

:tions of taking Each other in marriage and were Desired to wait

till next mo meeting for their answer and Wm Barker & Joseph

 

Gifford are Appointed to Enquire into the young man’s Clearness

 

and to make Report next mo meeting

   

Collected – – l9 – 6s – 1d l mo

 

This meeting to the 24th Instant after the meeting for worship

 

Meet by Adjournment ye 24 Day ye 9th mo 1777

 

The Representatives Called both present-

Quart meeting

Comtee on

Isaac Howland

case

The Committee from the Quarterly meeting appointed to Advise

this meeting in a matter Respecting Isaac Howland freeing

his Negro or other matters as truth opens the way, have given

in the following in writing as their advice which is well Accepted

 

               Dartmouth ye 11th ye 9 mo 1777

Their advice

& Judgment

We the Committee appointed by our last Quarterly meeting to

visit the mo meeting of friends at Apponaganset for the Support

 

of our Christian Discipline and more Especially that part

 

of it against Slavery Do give it as our Sense and Judgment

 

in the first place that the Spirit and Intention of our Rule

 

Discipline on that behalf be fully observ.d and Attended unto,

 

But Nevertheless when any friend moved by a Principal

 

of Benevolence to Assist any in Bondage in order to Provide

 

their freedom if time & oppertunity Admitt that Such friend

 

before he Proceed therein lay the Same before the mo meeting

 

to which he belong & take their Advice yet if he Should for

 

want of time or Oppertunity Proved therein without the

 

advice of friends as afore S.d we think it may be safe for

 

the Monthly meeting where the Benevelent Intention

 

is Evident by attending Circumstances to let Such fiends

 

Escape the Censure of Society

     

John Collins

     

Joshua Devol[Davol]

     

Tho.s Hazzard Son of Robert

     

Aziel Wilkenson

 

and the matter Respecting

I Howland

Case

Isaac Howland is Referd to this meeting Committee that had the

Care of that matter Last in Charge & they to Judge thereon and

 

make Return to this meeting when they have fulfill.d the Same

Answers

Epistles &

The Queries were Answer.d and an Epistle Sign.d in this

meeting and order.d forward to the Quarterly meeting by our

Reprsenta

=tives

Representatives who are Joseph Tucker Samuel Smith

& Tho.s Hicks and they to Report next mo meeting – –

order on

Treasurer

By Directions from Last Quarterly this meeting orders

the Treasurer to pay to the yearly meeting, Treasurer the

 

Sum of twelve pounds to Supply the yearly meeting Stock

 

and make Report next mo meeting

 

10 month

1777

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth ye 20th 10mo 1777

the Representatives are Caleb Russell and Philip Allen Present

 

An Additional Choice of Overseers is Refer.d to next mo meeting

Jos. Russell

paper

accepted

Joseph Russell give in a paper to this meeting Condeming his

Suffering his Team to draw Some prise Shugar, which this meeting

Accepts provided he he Cause the Same to be Publickly Read as

 

Usual & Return S.d paper to next mo meeting.

Wm Sanford Ju

& Tho

Wilcox

case referd

The Committee Appointed on the Case of Wm Sanford Ju and

Tho.s Willcox not having Accomplish.d their Service Define it

may be Refer.d to next mo meeting which is accordingly and

then they to make Report

Nathaniel

Kirby

disownd

Whereas Nethaniel Kirby hath Sometime past taken up arms

in the military Service and the Committee appointed to Labour

with him therefor, hath made Report that he Gave them no Satis-

 

=faction, Therefore for the Clearing of our Testimony herein this

 

meeting doth Disown him from being a member of our Society

 

and from under the care of friends, and the Clerk is order.d

 

to read this minute Publickly at the Close of a first Days meeting

 

as Usual & Report next mo meeting

 

The friends appointed to Inspect into Benj.a Howland 3rd

 

Clearness Respecting marriage Report that they Don’t find

 

any thing to hinder his proceeding

Return from

Q. meeting

The friends appointed to attend the Quarterly meeting Report

they all Attended and have Produc.d an Epistle from the Same

 

which hath been Read to Good Satisfaction

Treasuresr

report

The Treasurer Reports he hath Sent the money to the yearly

meeting ‘ Treasurer Agreeable to his Appointment

Benj. Howland 3

Answer

Benja Howland 3rd and Mary Slocum Appeard for their

answer which was that they might Proceed to take Each

 

other in marriage at Some Convenient time before next mo meeting

 

Advising with the Overseers this meeting shall appoint for that

 

purpose and Joseph Gifford & Wm Sanford are appointed to see Sd

 

marriage Consomated orderly and Report next mo monthly m–

Mary Slocum

Certificate

The Women Inform they have Receiv.d a Removel Certificate for

Mary Slocum wife of Giles Slocum which this meeting Concurs with

 

They also Inform they have Receiv.d a Removel Certificate

Martha Sloc-

cum

for Martha Slocum wife of John Slocum with all her Children

Except the youngest which being born Since they Remov.d which is

 

Receiv.d as a member at the Request of the mother of sd Child

John Smith

request a

Certificate

John Smith Son of Isaac Smith Deceas.d Requests a Removel

Certificate to ye mo meeting at the Ninepartners therefore we

Appoint Nicholas Howland & Tho.s Hicks to take the necessary

 

Care therein and Draw one for him if they find things Clear

 

and bring it to next mo meeting

Gilbert How

land request a

Certificate

Gilbert Howland also Requests a Removel Certificate to

the mo meeting at the Ninepartners therefore we appoint

Joseph Barker and Thos Hicks to Draw one for him if they think

 

proper after Enquiry & bring to next mo meeting– –

 

     Collected – – l4 – 5s – 1dl. mo

 

11 month

1777

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 17th ye 11mo 1777

The Representatives are Benja Howland 2nd & Prince Allen present

Josep Russell

paper read

Joseph Russell’s paper having been read as order’d and is Returnd

to this meeting Sd paper is as followeth

 

To the Monthly Meeting of friends in Dartmouth

 

Respected Friends

Jos Russell

paper

Whereas Some time past I Suffer.d my Team to draw

Some prise Shuger a Small Distance and thereby offended

 

my friends for which I am Sorry and Do Condemn keeping

 

you may So far pass it by as to Let me Remain under you

 

Care – from your friend – Joseph Russell – –

Case of

Wm Sanford

and

Tho Wilcox

referd

This Meeting not being fully Satisfied to accept of Wm

Sandford ju & Tho.s Willcox paper therefore the matter

Respecting them is Refer.d to next mo meeting under the

Same friends Care as heretofore and then they to Report

Edw Taber

request

Edward Taber hath Given in a paper to this meeting Condemning

his marr[y]ing out of the Unity of friends and Requests to

 

be Receiv,d into Unity again therefore James Davis and John

 

Williams are Appointed to tak an Oppertunity of Solid Conference

 

with him in order to Discover his Sincerity and make Report

 

next mo meeting

Nat Kirby

informd

of denial

Philip Allen Reports he hath Informd Nathaniel Kirby

of his Denial as order,d but Clerk not having read his Denial

he is Continued for that Sevis[Service] and to Report next mo meeting

Ben How

land’s

Marriage

Joseph Gifford and Wm Barker Report they attended the

marriage of Benja Howland 3rd & Mary Slocum and Said

nothing but that it was Consomated orderly

Mary

Howland

Certificate

This meeting Sign.d a Certificate for Mary Howland to the

mo meeting at the Nine partners

Lilis

Maccomber

Received

The Women Inform they have Receiv.d into membership

Lilis Maccombur[Macomber] which this meeting Concurs with

John Smith

Gilbert

Howland

Certificates

refer.d

The friends Appointed to Draw Certificate for John Smith

and Gilbert Howland Report that things are not fully

Clear in Regard to S.d Smith they are Still Continued and

to advise him as they think proper and Report next

mo meeting

 

and they have prepard a Certificate for Gilbert Howland and

 

brought which was Signd in this meeting

Testimony against

J Slocum

recordered

next page

Philip Allen Reports he hath Informd Jonathan Slocum

of his Denial as order.d Some time past-

Benja Howland 2nd hath given in an Account to this meeting

Ben Howland 2nd

Bill for keep

ing A Smith

for helping [Allice] to the amount of l4-14s-8d l money

which is allowed and the Treasurer is orderd to pay the

Same and Report next mo meeting

 

The Treasurer Reports he hath paid Joseph Rotch for Peter

 

Barney – 2L – 8s agreeable to his appointed some time past -

 

Collected – 1L – 14s – 9d

 

12th month

1777

At s Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth 15th 12mo 1777

The Representatives are Benja Taber & Joseph Tucker Ju present

 

The matter Respecting an additional Choice of Overseers is

 

being Consider.d in this meeting and not finding any willing to

 

accept Sd matter is Dismissed

Thos Wilcox

disowned

Wm Sanford Ju

case referd

The Committee appointed on account of Thos Willcox [Wilcox] and Wm

Sanford Ju Report that Sd Willcox [Wilcox] gave them no real Satisfaction

therefore we hereby Disown the Sd Thos Willcox[Wilcox] from under

our Care Sd Sanford gave the Committee Some Satisfaction

 

therefore Sd Committee is Still Continued and Abraham Howland

 

is aded to them in that matter & to Report next mo meeting

 

also to Draw a Testimony against Sd Willcox [Wilcox] and bring to next mo

 

meeting Likewise Inform him of his Denial

Edw Taber Recd

The Committee appointed on account of Edward Taber

 

Report that they have received a degree of Satisfaction. Therefore we conclude

 

to except[accept] of said Taber under our Care

Nat Kirby

Denial read

The Clerk reports he hath read the Testimony against Nathaniel

Kirby as ordered: Said Testimony is as followeth

Testimony

against

Jonathan

Slocum

Whereas Jonathan Slocum hath made profession with us as a member of our

Society but hath so far departed there from as to marry out of Unity of friends after

being previously Cautiond and also fallen into the Sin of fornication as appears by

his wife’s having a Child before marriage therefore this meeting being conserned to maintan

 

our Testimony herein do Give this forth as a publick Testimony against him hereby

 

Disowning the S.d Jonathan Slocum from being a member of our Society untill by a

 

Sincear Repentance & Acknowledgement of the Evil of his Conduct he shall be Restord

 

to the way of Truth Given forth at our mo meeting held in Dartmouth by adjourn

 

ment the 27th the 8mo 1777 & Signed in & by order of Sd meeting by – –

     

Wm Anthony Ju Clerk

Testimony

against

R A

should been

Recorded

in page 370

Whereas Ralph Allen Son of Benjamin Allen & Allaphal his wife

having had a Birthright among friends but hath so far Departed from our

Profession as to Inlist[Enlist] or Enter on bond of a Vessell of war Called a Privateer and

against Such Proceedings do Give this forth as a publick denial against

him & do hereby disown him the Said Ralph Allen from being [?]

a member of our Society & from under the Care of this meeting

 

Given forth & Signed in & on behalf of our mo meeting held in Dartmouth 17th 2mo 1777

     

by Wm Anthony Ju Clerk

Certificate

for J Smith

not accompli

shed

The Committy appointed to draw a Certificate for John Russell Smith

Report that said matter is not accomplished. therefore said Committy

are still continued for that Service and make report when ready.

B Howland

paid

The Treasurer Reports that he hath paid Benjamin Howland the money

as ordered the last Monthly meeting

A Gifford’s

Request

also J Devol

and Seth

Huddleston

We received a paper from Abiel Gifford requesting his Children to

be taken under friends care. Also one from John Devol requesting to

come under friends care and his Son also . . . Likewise one from Seth

Huddlestone requesting to come under friends care with his Children,

Therefore we appoint Joseph Barker, Thomas Hicks, Benjamin Rider

 

and William Mosher to take an opportunity of conference with Said

 

Pertitioner in order to discover their Sencerity and wheather[whether] said request be

 

from the bottom of true Convictions and make report when ready.

Certificate for

N Howland

Received

We received a Certificate for Nicholas Howland from Coakset meeting

which is accepted

M Lapham

Received

The Women friends Inform they have received Mary Lapham, Wife

of Nicholas Lapham under their care which we concur with

 

This Meeting Collected l3 – 13s – 3d

adjournd

This meeting adjorns to the 24th Instant

mett

This Meeting mett by adjornment the 24th of 12th month 1777

 

The Representatives being called, both present

Queries answered

Friends appo

inted to

Quarterly

Meeting

The Queries were answer’d in this meeting, And an Epistle Sign’d

for the Quarterly meeting, and forwarded by our Representatives to Said

Quarterly meeting; Who are William Mosher William Anthony Jur

Caleb Russell and Gideon Howland: and they to make report to the

next Monthly meeting

Wm Anthony Ju

his Bill

William Anthony Jur gave in a bill for keeping Alice Smith

from the 24th of the 4th month to the 28th of the 10th month 1777 which is

 

Six months: as by agreement with the Overseers of the poor: To the

 

amount of 5L – 18s – 6d Which is approv’d, and the Treasurer is order’d

 

to pay the Same, and report to next Monthly Meeting

 

1 month

1778

At a Monthly meeting held in Dartmouth the 19th of 1st month 1778

The Representatives are Benjamin Smith Jur and John Williams Present

Report of a Com

mittee on T.Wil

cox & W. Sanford

The Comitty appointed on the case of Thomas Wilcox and William

Sanford Jur make report that the matter not being fully settled in regard

of Sanford’s delinquent to be continued, therefore it is referred to next Monthly

 

meeting under their care Who are then to make report; They also make

 

report that they have fulfilled their appointment respecting said Wilcox

 

and have drafted a paper of Denial against him, which after being

 

read, and considered and Signed by the Clerk, who is ordered to read

 

the Same as Usual, and make report to our next monthly Meeting

Return of Friends

from Quarterly

Meeting

The friends appointed to attend the Quarterly meeting, report

that they all attended except Caleb Russel who gave a reasonable Excuse

They also produced an Epistle from said meeting which was read and

 

kindly accepted

W Anthony

Bill not paid

The Treasurer reports he hath not paid the money to William Anthony Ju

as ordered: therefore he is continued to pay the Same and report to the

 

next Monthly meeting

Certificate for

C. Howland

Cornelius Howland Informed this meeting that he had some expect

=ation of going to Sea, and desired a Certificate, which was granted,

 

and one being present was Signed by the Clerk

C Peckham

Disowned

The Women friends Inform they have denyed Katurah Peckham

which this meeting concurs with

Samuel Gifford

declar’d his

intention of

marriage

Samuel Gifford and Lillis Maccomber declared their Intentions of

Taking each other in Marriag : and were desired to waite till the next

Monthly Meeting for their answer: and Phil Prince Allen and Nicholas

Howland are appointed to Inquire into the young man’s Clearness and to

 

make report next Monthly Meeting

N Lapham

request for his

Children

Nicholas Lapham requests that his Children may be taken under

the care of this Meeting: therefore William Anthony Jur and Thomas Hicks

are appointed to take the needful care in that case and make report to

 

next monthly meeting

 

     This Meeting Collected 5L – 15s – 3d

T Russell under

dealing

Timothy Russel hath given in a paper to this meeting Condemning his

Purchasing Some Prize goods: But as he hath some time past Lett out

 

his house for the use of an Hospatal to Inocculate the Small Pox in after

 

being advised to the contrary; which hath given uneasiness to divers

 

friends24 . . . Therefore this meeting doth appoint Benjamin Taber William

 

Mosher and Samuel Smith to have conferrence with him in those matters

 

and give in their report and Judgment, there upon to the next Monthly

 

Meeting

 

2d month

1778

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 16th of 2nd month 1778

The Representative are William Barker and Benjamin Taber Present

Report of the

Committee for

J Devol, Seth

Huddleston and

A Gifford

The Committy appointed to have a conferrence with John Devol

Seth Huddlestone and their Children and Abiel Giffords childrens Report

that they have fulfilled their appointmen, and have found good

Satisfaction. Therefore they are all accepted to be under friends Care

the name of John Devol’s child is Job . . . . Seth Huddleston’s Children

 

names are Sarah and Lavinah and Abiel Giffords childrens names

 

are Levi, Lilis, Gilbart, John, Jeremiah, Abiel and Joanna.

The case of

Wm Sanford Ju

referd

The commity appointed on account of William Sanford Jur desire

that matter refered, therefore it is refered under their and they

to report next Monthly Meeting

T Wilcox

Denial not

read

The Clerk Reports he hath not read Thomas Wilcox’s Denial

as ordered therefore he is continued to accomplish the same and report

to next Monthly Meeting

W Anthony’s

Bill paid

The Treasurer reports he has paid William Anthony Juer the money

as order’d last Monthly Meeting

S G reported

Clear

The friends appointed to Enquire into Samuel Gifford’s clearness

Respecting marriage report that they find nothing to hinder this proceeding

 

in marriage

N Lapham’s

request refer’d

The friends appointed to have the care of that matter respecting

Nicholas Laphams children being taken under the care of friends

 

desire it to be refered therefore said matter is refered to next Monthly

 

meeting

S Giffords

and L Ma

comber an

swer

Samuel Gifford and Lillis Maccomber appeared for their answers

Which was, that they might Proceed ^to take each other in Marriage in Some Convenient

time between now and next monthly meeting, advising with the

friends, that this meeting shall appoint for that purpose, and Nicholas

 

Howland and Prince Allen are appointed to see their said marriage

 

Solemnized and to make report next monthly meeting

J Roach

request a

Certificate

Joseph Rotch Requests a removal Certificate to the monthly

Meeting at Nantucket. therefore this meeting appoints James Davis

and Seth Russel to take the necessary care on that account, and

 

bring one to next monthly meeting if they think proper.

The case of

T Russell

refer’d

The matter respecting Timothy Russel is refer’d to next monthly

meeting for further consideration

This meeting collected 2L – 8s – 5d

Quarterly

meeting

Comtee – visit

J Howland

The Quarterly Meeting’s Committy that was appointed to Visit

and advise this meeting on account of Isaac Howland’s freeing his

Negroe; have given in advise the following advice: which is

accepted, and that matter is dismised, and this Meeting’s Committy

 

discharged there from

Their advice

to Monthly

Meeting

The advice of the Quarterly meeting’s Commity is as followeth

We whose names are hereto Subscribed. being a Commity to advise

the Monthly Meeting of Dartmouth Respecting a matter of Isaac

 

Howland’s being concerned with a Negroe &c: Having had an

 

oppertunity with him and said monthly meeting’s Commity and considered

 

the case, Look upon it that there is at least an appearance of

 

weakning our Testimony against Slavery in his Conduct: Therefore

 

think well of the care of said meeting in the case: yet we have Learnt

 

by Strict Inquiry he had no Such intent; But reather acted from a

 

Benevolent purpose, and has mannumitted said Negroe, therefore

 

we advise said meeting to drop that matter

 

Dartmouth the 16th day of the 2nd month 1778

     

T Hazard son of Robert

     

Joshua Davol

     

Moses Farnum

     

Benja Buffinton

     

David Steere

     

Oziel Wilkinson

 

3rd month 1778

At a Monthly meeting held in Dartmouth the 16th of 3rd month 1778

 

The Representatives are Peleg Gifford and Benjamin Smith Jur present

W Sanford’s

paper accepted

The Commity appointed in the case of William Sanford Ju Report that he

hath given them a degree of Satisfaction, therefore the Paper he gave in to

 

this meeting, condemning his purchasing Prize goods is accepted

 

provided he cause the same publickly to be read as Usual and return

 

Said papaper to next monthly meeting

 

The Clerk reports he hath read the paper of denial against Thomas Wilcox

 

according to appointment – Which is as followeth

T Wilcox Testi

mony of denial

Whereas Thomas Wilcox hath, through unwachfulness so far deviated

from the Principles of Truth: as to purchase goods, take by violence and

 

War, And after due admonition his not condemning the Same ^to the – –

 

Satisfaction of this Meeting: Therefore we give this forth as a publick

 

Testimony against him, denying him the right of membership with us: With

 

desires that he may by Sincear repentance be brought to a Sight and sense

 

of his past life, and come to the fold of the Just, with a Sincear heart

 

Given forth at our Monthly Meeing, held at Aponaganset in Dartmouth

 

The 19th day of the 1st month 1778

pr William Anthony Jur Clerk

N Lapham’s

request refer’d

The matter in regard to Nicholas Lapham’s Children is refered to next

Monthly meeting

Report of N [sic]

Gifford

marriage

The friends appointed to oversee the Marriag of Samuel Gifford and

Lillis Maccomber, report that they attended the marriage and that it was

orderly accomplished

The case respecting

J Roch’s Certif

icate refered

The friends appointed in respect of Joseph Roch’s Certificate Signify

they have not accomplished said appointment, therefore it is refered to next

monthly meeting and they continued for that Service

T Russell con

demns his mis

conduct

Timothy Russel hath appeared in person in this Meetinging and hath

so far condemned his Conduct in Letting out his house to Inocculate the Small

Pox in, as this Meeting takes up with for Satisfaction . . . This meeting also

 

Concludes to accept of his paper Condemning his purchasing Prise goods

 

provided he cause the Same to be publickly read as Usual and return

 

it to next Monthly meeting

D Shepherd &

Son request a

removal Certi

ficate

David Shepard and his Son David each request a removal Certificate

to the Monthly meeting at Smithfield, for themselves and Children under

age they being about to remove theighther; therefore Benjamin Taber James

Davis, Caleb Russell, and William Sanford are appointed to inquire into their

 

Circumstances and to draw a Certificate for them if they think proper, after

 

due inquiry is made, and make reports and bring them to next monthly meeting

Certificates for

J Allen & P Cor

nel Signed

Certificate for John Allen and Paul Cornel directed to the monthly

meeting at the Nine partners were Signed in this meeting, they bring about

to take their Jerney within the compass of said meeting

J Cornel request

James Cornel hath given in a paper to this meeting Requesting to come

 

into Unity with us agains being free to Condemn his misconduct in mariyng

 

out of the Unity of Friends: and in paying money toward the Support of

 

War: therefore William Mosher and Abiel Gifford are appointed to have

 

a Sollid conference with him in order to know his Sincerity and to make

 

Report next monthly meeting

 

This meeting Colected l2 – 17s – 7d

Adjourn

This meeting adjourns to the 25th Instant after the meeting of Worship

 

which is to begin att the 11th hour

mett

This meeting met by adjournment the 25th of the 3rd month 1778

 

The Representatives being called, both present

Complaint

against

C Hathway

This Meeting is Informed that Caleb Hathway hath so far gone out

from the Order of Truth and friends as to forsake our meetings and

follow Seperate meetings that are held out of the true Unity of

 

And he having been Treated with on that acount, but Still persists

 

in his said disorder, therefore this meeting appoints William Barker

 

Joseph Tucker and Benjamin Taber to Labour further with him and make

 

Report next Monthly meeting

Queries ansd

Epistle signd

and friends

appointed to

Quarterly

meeting

The Queries have been Read and answer’d in this Meeting and on

 

Epistle Sign’d and order’d forward to the Quarterly Meeting by our Represen

 

tatives who are Jame Davis Gideon Howland William Anthony Jur and

 

Abiel Gifford and they to report next Monthly meeting.

G Slocum

& J Slocum

Disowned

Whereas George Slocum and Joshua Slocum Sons of Charles Slocum

deceased, having a Birthright amongst by Virtue of their Parents marriage

among us, but they having long since removed out of the compass of this

 

meeting without any recommendation to any other or request any, and

 

this Meeting being Informed by the Monthly meeting of Greenwich that they

 

have Lived widly from the way of Truth and friends; perticurly being

 

Remarable for a Light unsteady behavor, and not attending meetings

 

therefore this meeting doth disown the Said George and Joshua Slocum

 

from a right of membership among us

 

4th month

1778

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 20th of 4th month 1778

The Representatives ^are Benjamin Taber and Abiel Gifford, Present.

W Sanford’s

paper re

fered

William Sanford Jur not having read his Paper by reason as tis Said

that his wife not being well it is therefore refered to next monthly meeting

on the Same condition as before.

N Lapham

request re

fered

The matter Respecting Nicholas Laphams Children is refer’d to next

monthly meeting, and the Same friends continued in that Service

and then to make report

Certificate

for J Rotch

A Removable Certificate for our friend Joseph Rotch and wife to the

Monthly meeting of Nantucket was Signed in this meeting by the Clerk

T Russell’s

paper read

Timothy Russell’s ^paper having been read and returned to this meeting

is accepted . . . Said paper is as Followeth

Timothy

Russell’s

acknowledg

ment

To the Monthly Meeting of friends held in Aponaganset on the

15th of 12th mo 1777

Respected friends I some time ago Purchased Some Prise goods

which I am now Sorry for, and do condem the Same, hoping for ^the time

 

to come may be more careful of medling with Such goods: therefore

 

I desire that friends may pass by this offence and let me remain

 

under their care as before

 

From your well wishing friend – – –

Timothy Russell

Certificate

for D Shep=

=hard Ju

Signed

D Shephrd

Senor refer’d

A Removal Certificate for David Shepard Jur his Wife and two Children

the monthly meeting of Smithfield was Signed in this meeting

But the friends that were appointed; not having prepared a Certificate

for David Shepard Senior, they are Still continued for that Service and to

make report next monthly meeting

J Cornel

received

The Comittee appointed to confer with James Cornel on his request to

Come under friends care, make a Satisfactory report, therefore he is acceped

 

as a member of this Meeing.

C Hathway

case refer’d

The Committee appointed to Labour with Caleb Hathway make

Report that they have Treated with him, but have not obtained the

 

desired Effect to their Satisfaction, but yet they desire said matter

 

Continued, which is accordingly refer’d to next monthly meeting and

 

then they to make Report

The report

of Quarter

ly meet

ing Comte

The friends appointed to attend the Quarterly meeting report they

all attended according to appointment, and have produced an Epistle

from the Same which was read and well accepted, together with an

Epistle from the Meeting of Sufferings which containing much Good

 

Advice, was Recommended to Friends perticarly Notice

B Tucker

Disowned

This Meeting is informed that Benjamin Tucker hath Married out

of the Unity of friends. after being previously cautioned. and advised

 

to desist: therefore – – he is hereby disowned from being a Member of this

 

meeting. And William Mosher is appointed to inform him thereof and

 

Report to next monthly meeting

M Davil

received

The Woman friends Inform that they have received into Unity

Mary Davil [Davoll] wife of John Davil [Davoll], which this Meeting concurs with

Time of meet

ings to begin

This Meeting Concludes that all our Meetings Begin at the Eleventh

hour for the Ensuing Six months, Except at Bedford [New Bedford]

 

and there to begin as usually they have done

 

This Meeting Collected l2 – 4s – 7d ½

 

5th month

1778

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 18th of the 5th month 1778

The Representatives are Seth Russell and Samuel Smith . . Present

W Sanford

reciv’d

William Sanford Jur his paper having been read ^and returned, therefore he

is accepepted by this meeting

Certificate for

D Shepherd

Senor

A Removal Certificate for David Shepard his Wife and Children

under age, dedicated to the Monthly Meeting of Smithfield was Signed

in this Meeting

W Sanford Ju

his paper

William Sanford Jur Paper which he gave in to the meeting is as followeth

To the Monthly Meeting of friends to be holden in Dartmouth at ponaganset

 

the 18th of the 8th month 1777

 

Those Lines Comes to Inform you that I have Purchased Prize goods

 

So called: for which I am Sorry for the Same, and am free to Condemn

 

the Same: and desire friends would pass by my offence, and let me

 

Remain under their care, and I hope to be mor Carful for the futer

 

From your friend – –

 

William Sanford Jur

Hathway’s

case refer’d

The Commttee appointed in the case of Caleb Hathway not being fuly

Satisfied in that matter do therefore request it Still continued. it is therefore

 

Referd to next Monthly Meeting, and said Committee yet Continu’d, and

 

desired to make return to Said next Monthly meeting.

B Tucker

not Inform’d

William Mosher not having informed Benjamin Tucker of his denial

he is therefore continued for that Service and to report to next Monthly Meeting

Report of Bed

ford meetings

The friends appointed to oversee the meeting at Bedford (not being called

upon last Monthly meeting) have now given in their report that they have

 

attended the Same with hath been kept up deacently and in as good

 

order as Useally they have been heretofore

Certificates

for N. Howland

& R. Smith

Signed

Removal Certificates for Naomy Howland Rebecka ^Howland her Daughter

with Rebecca Smith wife of Daniel Smith with their Children except

the youngest; directed to the Monthly meeting of the ninepartners

were Signed in this meeting

N. Lapham’s

children recevd

This Meeting in Concurrence with the Womens Meeting doth Accept

of Nicholus Lapham’s Children as Members of this Meeting

R Allen & wife

Disowned

This meeting is Informed that Robart Allen hath married out of the

Unity of friends, after being precautioned by friends: this meeting

 

therefore doth do hereby deny him from haveing a right of membership

 

with us: And the Women friends Inform that they have denyed

 

Easter Allen now wife of Robart Allen which this meeting concurs

 

with, and Seth Russel is appointed to inform said Robart Allen of his

 

Denial, and to make report next Monthly Meeting

H Woodman

Disowned

The Women friends Likwise Inform they have denyed Hannah Woodman

wife of Robart Woodman . which this meeting doth also concur with

J Sowle’s Inten

tion of marri=

age

Jonathan Sowle Ju and Bersheba Russell declared their Intentions

of taking Each other in Marriage in this meting, and were desired to wait

until the next Monthly meeting for their answer – –

 

They haveing first obtained Consent of Parents and produced the

 

Same in Writting to this meeting

Friends ap

pointed to

settle with Treasurer

Our friends Samuel Smith and Thomas Hicks are appointed to Settle

account with the Treasurer and make report next Monthly Meeting

     This meeting Collected l2 – 19s – 5d ½

W Anthonys Bill

order’d to

be paid

William Anthony Jur hath given in an account to this meeting

for keeping Alice Smith 26 weeks Ending the 28th of the 4th month last

att 4/8d per week which amounts to l1 – 6s – 4d Silver money which is

 

allow’d, and the Treasurer is Ordered to pay the Same In such manner

 

and in Such currancy as the Overseers of the poor hath Contract and

 

directed

 

6th month

1778

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 15th of 6th mon 1778

Seth Russell and Thomas Hicks are Representatives, both Present

 

Prince Allen is appointed Clerk for this Day

G Folger and

Sylvanus

Folgers

George Folger proposed his Intention of Marriage with Rebecca

Slocum and were desired to wait Till next Monthly meeting for their

proposals

of marriage

answer – Also, Silvanus Folger, and Avis Slocum proposed

their Intentions of Marriage, and were desired to wait till next

 

monthly Meeting for their Answer

Adjournd

This Meeting adjourns to next Second Day end

Mett

This Meeting mett by Adjournment the 22nd of the 6th month 1778

 

The Representatives being called both Present

B Tucker

and

R. Allen

informd of

their denial

William Mosher makes report he hath Informed Benjamin Tucker

of his denial according to appointment; Seth Russell also Reports he

hath Informed Robert Allen of his Denial, according to appointment

of last Monthly meeting

C Hathways

case referd

The Commitee appointed to Treat with Caleb Hathway, Report

that they have had a coferrance with him but he gave them but little

 

Satisfaction, do request said matter yet continued which is accordingly

 

and the Same Committee continued in that Service; And Joseph Gifford

 

Caleb Russell and Adam Gifford are aded to them and to make report

 

next monthly meeting . . . And if in case said Hathway Still persists in

 

his disorder, said Comittee is directed to draw up a Testimony against

 

him and bring it to next Monthly meeting

J Sowle’s

Certificate

Jonathan Sowl Jur hath produced a Certificate from Accoakset

meeting Certifying his Clearness respecting Marriage and Convesation

A Lancaster

th &

D Sands

Visit

Our Beloved Friends Aaron Lancaster and David Sands attended

this meeting with their Certificates, the first from the monthly meeting

held at the Oblong the 18th of the 2nd month 1778. The Latter from the

Monthly meeting held at the Nine Partners the 22nd of 5th month 1778

 

Which being read to Satisfaction: Their Visit and Testimony in the

 

Service of the Gospel was well accepted. And William Anthony Jur

Certificats

for Sd friends

appointed

and Samuel Smith are appointe to draw Certificates for said friends

and bring them to the Adjournment of this Meeting

J Sowles

answer

Jonathan Sowle and Bersheba Russell appeared for their answers Which

was that they might Proceed to take Each other in marriage in some

 

Conveniant time, between this and next Monthly meeting adviseing

 

with the Friends that this meeting Shall appoint for that purpose who

 

are Samuel Smith and Thomas Hicks and they to See their marriage

 

Solemnized orderly and make report to next monthly meeting

Settleing

accompte

Refered

The friends appointed at our Last Monthly meeting to Settle

accompts with the Treasuerer not having fulfilled their appointm^ent they are

Continued for that Service and to make report next Monthly Meeting

E Johnson recd

The Women Friends Inform they Received into Membership Elisabeth

 

Johnson Wife of James Johnson, with their two Daughters wich this Meeting

 

Concurs with

J Roch Certifi=

cate returnd

Joseph Roche having Returned the Certificate that this Meeting gave

forth for himself and wife: But his removing at present being obstructed

 

and his Said wife having already removed [tho?] This meeting Signed a Certificate

 

for this Said Wife, and have omitted his own at Present

E Hatheways

Certificate accepted

Elisabeth Hathway hath produced a removal Certificate for herself and

four of her Children Namely Jonah, Lydia, Mary, and George which was

 

Read and Accepted, together with a removal Certificate for Elisabeth

 

Hathway Jur Which is also accepted

   

This meeting Collected

l4 – 15s – 1d – in Paper money

   

And

0 – 16  – 0   – in Silver money

adjourn

This Meeting Adjourns to the 24th of this Instant after the meeting of worship

mett

This Meeting mett by adjournment the 24th of the 6th month 1778

 

The Represtatives being Called both Present

Certificates for

A Lancaster

and D Sands

Signed

Certificates for our friends Aaron Lancaster and David Sands were

Signed in this meeting and Directed to the Monthly meetings where

they belong

The Queries were Answered and an Epistle Signed to the Quarterly

Representative

appointed to

Quarterly meet-

=ing

meeting Signed and Ordered forward to said Quarterly Meeting by the

Representatives, Who are Caleb Russell, William Mosher, Seth Russe[l]

and Abiel Gifford, and they to report next Monthly Meeting

Miniute for

Anna Gifford

Anna Gifford Inform’d this meeting that she hath thought of

attending Sandwich Quarterly meeting next to be at Falmouth and this

 

meeting, after Considering thereof do Concur therewith; Her publick

 

Testimony being approv’d off with us, And the Clerk is order’d to give

 

her a Coppy of this minnute

 

7th month

1778

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 20th of 7th month 1778

The Representative are James Davis and Benjamin Taber, Present

 

Received Certificates for George Folger Jur and Sylvanus Folger

 

Setting forth their clearness respectinge Marriage

G Folgers &

S Folger’s

answers Given

George Folger Jur with Rebecca Slocum; And Sylvanus Folger

with Avis Slocum appeared for their Answers: Which was that each

Cupple might proceed to take each other in Marriage in Some Convenant

 

time between this and next Monthly Meeting Adviseing with the friends

 

that this meeting Shall appoint who are William Sanford, William Barker

 

Prince Allen and Joseph Barker, and they to See said Marriage

 

Solemnized orderly and make report next Monthly meeting

 

One of the friends appointed Last Monthly meeting to oversee the marriage

Report of

J Sowle’s

Marriage

of Jonathan Sowle Jur and Bershaba Russell make report that he attended

Said Marriage which was as orderly as Usual the other friend did not

attend by Reason he was at the Quarterly Meeting. But William Anthony Jur

 

made report that he attended in the room of the other said friend: and that

 

it was accomplished orderly.

accounts Settled

with the Trea=

=surer

The committe appointed to Settle accounts With the treasure reports

theay have answered there appointment and there remane in the Stok after all is

Paid that this meeting hath alredy Given order for

   

viz. in Silver money

l1 – 8s – 11d

   

in Paper money

l3 – 2 – 5

Caleb

Hathway

Disown’d

The Commitee that had the care of that matter Respecting Caleb

Hathway report that they have had an oppertunity of conference with him

and he gave them little or no Satisfaction: Therefore, We hereby Disown

 

the said Hathway from being under our Care: And a publick Testimony

 

being Signed in this meeting against him by the Clerk, who is to ordered

 

to Read the Same Publickly in our Usual manner and make report thereof

 

to next Monthly meeting; and Seth Russell is ordered to Inform him of

 

his Denial and report to next monthly meeting

Report

from Quar

terly Meet

-ing.

Epistles

Receiv’d

The Representatives ^to the Quarterly meeting being Called upon, Report they all attended except

Caleb Russell, who hath rendered his reason for not attending which hath been

accepted. And they have produced an Epistle from the said Quarterly

meeting which was Read: together with Epistles from London yearly

meeting, from the General Spring meeting of Ministers and Elders held

at Philadelphia, and one from our Last Yearly Meeting all of which

 

have been read: And as they contain, much good and wholesom advice

 

Friends are Earnestly desired to observe and deliberately consider the

 

Same. And as there is a considerable number of those London Epistles

 

they are distributed among friends familys.

Rules and

orders Re

ceived &

Boundries

between

monthly

meetings.

Our Said Quarterly Meeting hath Communicated to us Several Rules and

Orders Concluded upon at our Last Yearly Meeting Respecting our discipline

Also the Settlement of the bounderies between Swanzey Monthly meeting

and this. And likewise, an alternation of the Boundaries between this

Monthly meeting and Accoakset

: all of which the Clerk is ordered to Record in

their proper places

four dollars

to be paid

P. Gifford

The Treasurer is Orderd to pay Peleg Gifford four Silver Dollars for

or its Equivelent in paper for keeping the Meeting house half a year

This Meeting Collected in Paper money – –

2L – 16s – 9d

 

out of which was paid to Caleb Rusell for shoeing ^friends horses

 2 –  3 – 6

   

Remains in Paper – –

0 – 13 – 3

   

Collected in Silver money – –

0 –  9 – 4

 

The Paper respecting the Settlement of the Boundery Lines between

 

the aforsaid Monthly meetings Is as followeth

 

To the Quarterly Meeting of Friends ^next to be held at East Greenwich

 

for Rhod Island

Settlement

of the boun

dries Be

tween the

monthly

meetings

We the Committee appointed to Revise and Settle the Bounderies

Between Rhoad Island, Swanzey, Dartmouth, and Accoakset Monthly

monthly meetings, having received the Same; and that there is

Some Inhabitants Live between Swanzey and Dartmouth Monthly

meetings. That it is not easy to determine, to what monthly meeting

they belong: Therefore, We have concluded that the dividing line

 

Between said Monthly meetings run in the following manner (viz)

 

That all those friends Living in Freetown to the Northward of

 

Fall river and Dartmouth belonging to this Quarterly Meeting:

 

Shall belong to Swanzey Monthly meeting

alteraton

of bounds

We also with the concurance of Dartmouth and Accoakset Monthly

Meetings make the following alteration in the boundries between said

 

Meetings (viz) Beginning in the Old Line at the Northeast corner of bound

 

of James Sowls Land, from thence a North line till it comes to F[r]eetown

 

Line. Nevertheless we Submitt it to the Quarterly meeting

 

2 month 14th day 1778

 

Philip Tripp

     

Thomas Ester

     

William Anthony Jur

     

Theofila Shove Jur

 

8th month

1778

At a Monthly meeting held in Dartmouth the 17th of the 8th month 1778

The Representatives are Abiel Gifford and John Devol [Davol] both Present

Report of G F &

S Folger’s

marriage

The friends appointed to attend the marriages of George Folger and Rebecca

Slocum, and Sylvanus Folger and Avis Slocum, have made report that

they attended said marriages, and that they were orderly Solemnised

Testimony a

gainst C Hatha

[way]

hath been read

Report hath been made that the Testimony against Caleb Hathway hath

been read as ordered and that Seth Russell hath Informed said Hathway of

his Denial agreeable to appointment

Received a Coppy of the Testimony Given forth by our Last Yearly meeti[ng]

 

against a Pamphlet on Taxation: &c Which hath been Read in this meeting

 

agreeable to the direction of Said yearly meeting

 

Said Testimony is as followeth

 

A Testimony Given forth from our yearly Meeting held at Smithfield

 

from the 12th in the 16th of the 6th month Inclusive 1778 for New England

Testimony of

the Yearly

meeting against

a pamphlet

on Taxation

Whereas a Peice in Manuscript upon the Subject of Taxation &c

Was written by a Member of our ^Religious Society, and came under Consideration

of our meeting for Suffering, before the Author was known, and some matter

contained therein being altogether dissatisfactory to friends, and Inconsistent

with our Religious Testimony: Inquiry was made, an[d?] indeavers used

 

to prevent the publication, or Spreading thereof without the desired Effect

 

but the Same with Some additions, and alteration, was published, under

 

the Title of “A Letter from a friend, to Some of his Intimate friends.”

 

Contrary to the good Order of our Society, and the incouragement

 

received from the author: - And the matter being laid before this meeting

 

And watily [weightilly] Considered, We are constrained to give forth our Testimony

 

against the Said Piece, and the Spirit if Conveys to the reader, as tending

 

to Leaven the minds of friends with the Spirit of the World, Lament

 

=ably prevalent, and to bring those who pay attention to Religious

 

Scruples under Suffering and Introducing Discord, and divisions amongst

 

friends ^as well as containing matter disagreeable to our Practice and testimony

 

as a people . . . . And also against the manner in which it was published

 

to the World. being inconsistant with a rule, Long since laid down

 

and consented to by our Society25

 

Signed in and by order of our said yearly Meeting By Thomas Latham Jnr Clerk

 

~~~~~~~~~~

 

this time

 

Coppy

Order to pay

P. Gifford

The Treasurer not havnig paid Peleg Gifford the money as ordeed

Last Monthly Meeting; he is therefore still directed to pay the Same

 

and make report next monthly meeting

Certificate

for J Roch

Signed

A Removal Certificate for Joseph Rotch directed to the

Monthly meeting on Nantucket was Signed by the Clerk he

having Removed theither.

G Gifford

paper acced

Gideon Gifford hath given in a paper to this meeing Condemning

his buying a Ticket in a Lottery, which this meeting accepts

Few lines

to Swanzey

in behalf of

E Thurston

This meeting hath Signed and Sent a few lines to the monthly

Meeting of Swanzey, Informing them that Edward Thurston Juor

his wife and their Children are deemed as Members of our Society

and are within the bounds of that meeting as now Settled

Chusing

overseers

refered

A new Choice of Overseers is Refer’d to next Monthly meeting

and those that have Stood as Such the year past are Continued untill

next monthly meeting

R Thrasher

& A Wanton

Disowned

The Women friends inform they have denied Rebeckah Thrasher

Wife of Samul Thrasher and Abigail Wanton wife of John Wanton

which this meeting Concurs with

Certificate for

N Howland

& R Smith

Signed

A Removal Certificate for Naomy Howland wife of Job Howland

with Rebecca her Daughter was Signed in this meeting directed to

the Monthly Meeting at East Hoosuck

 

This Meeting Collected

l4 . . 1s . . 9d – in paper money

   

Collected

0 . . 9 . . 9   in Silver money

 

9th month

1778

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 21st of 9th moth1778

The Representatives being called Joseph Tucker Jur present

 

Abraham Howland not present by reason of Sickness

P Gifford

paid

Peleg Gifford hath informed this meeting that the Treasurer hath

paid him the money as ordered, the Said Treasurer not being

 

present at this time

Choosing

overseers

refered

A new choice of Overseers is refer’d to next monthly meeting

and the former ones are still Continued in that Service . . and

Abiel Gifford is aded to them

meetings

omitted

This meeting doth Conclud to discontinue all our Weekday meetings

on the Same Week our Quarterly Meetings is to be held in

E Gifford’s

Request

Elijah Gifford hath given in a paper to this meeting Requesting

for himself and Children to come be taken under the care of friends therefore

 

this meeting appoints Thomas Hicks Nicholas Howland and William

 

Barker to take an opportunity of Sollid conferrnce with him and

 

Endeavor to find the motive of his request, and make report next

 

Monthly meeting

J Allen’s

paper

accepted

John Allen hath given ^in a paper to this Meeting Condemning his

being Concernd in a Lottery and Likewise hath verbaly Expressed himself

in this Meeting. Signifying his Sorrow in regard to said matter

 

Which this meeting accepts for Satisfaction

Queries an

swer’d

Epestle

Signed &

Representa’

appointed

The Queries were answered in this meeting and an Epistle Sign’d

for the Quarterly meeting and order’d forward to said Quarterly meeting

by our Representatives who are William Barker Caleb Russell and

Joseph Barker and they to report next Monthly Meeting

E Mosher

Taken

prisoner

This Meeting being inform’d that Elihu Mosher being carried

away Prisoner by the Brittish Troops, therefore we appoint Seth

Russell James Davis and Abiel Gifford to confer with the meeting

 

of Sufferings in order to procure his relief as they shall think proper26

complaint against

L Mosher

The overseer Inform that Lamuel Mosher hath so far gon Contrary to

our Profession, as to drop some bad Expressions in the manner of Swareing

 

and other thretning Language, and said overseers hath Laboured with him therfor

 

and he having Condemn’d Said expressions to those that heard them yet declines

 

to Condemn them Publickly to the Satisfaction of this Meeting therefore we appoint

 

Benjamin Howland 2nd Benjamin Taber and Joseph Tucker Jur to Labour with

 

him as they may think proper and Report next Monthly meeting

certificate for

E Mosher

A Certificate for Elihu Mosher who was carried away Prisoners was Signed

in this meeting directed to the Meeting of Sufferings: Informing them of his

 

being a member of our meeting and Clear in regard to Military matter

   

This Meeting Collected in Silver money– –

l0 –  7s – 3d

   

Collected in Paper money– –

2 – 11  – 7

 

10th month

1778

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 19th of the 10th month 1778

The Representatives are William Barker and John Williams -- Present

Chusing Over-

seers refered

A new Choices of Overseers is Still refer’d to next Monthly meeting and those

that have been in that Service continued till a new choice

E Gifford’s

request Refered

The friends appointed to confer with Elijah Gifford on his request, Repent

that for want of a Conveanent oppertunity they have not fulfiled their appoint

 

ment, they are therefore continued in said Service, and to make report next

 

monthly meeting

L Mosher’s

case refered

The friends appointed to treat with Lamul Mosher report they have not

fulfilled their appointment, one of them being Sick they are therfore continued

 

In said Service, and Joseph Gifford is added to them and they to make report

 

next Monthly meeting

Overseers

of the poor continued

The time of the appointment of overseers of the poor being Expired they are

now again continued in that Service untill a new Choice is made

Friends app-

ointed to over

see the bury

ing ground

This meeting having Concluded to make a new choice of Friends to have

the care of our burying Ground. Who Shall be Interred therein that are not

members of the Society, and who not – Who are William Sanford William

Barker and Joseph Tucker Jur and also William Mosher Benjamin Rider

 

and John Devol for Newtown

N Howland &

T Hicks to over

see the meet

ing house

This meeting also appoints Nicholas Howland and Thomas Hicks to have

the care of our old meeting house and Lands and to keep the fences in repair

Round the Same

Trustees to the

Deeds appoint

ed

This Meeting appoint the following friends as Trustees to take Deeds

of this meetings Land the former ones being Some of them Deceased (viz)

William Mosher, Samuel Smith William Anthony Jur and Joseph tucker Jur

C Russell request

Certificate

Charles Russell requests a Removal Certificate to the Monthly meeting

at East Hoosuck, therefore Benjamin Smith Jur and Samuel Smith are

 

appointed to mak due inquiry into his Circumstances, and draw one

 

for him if they find things clear and bring it to the next Monthly Meeting

Certificate for

J Smith Signed

A Removal Certificate for John Smith son of Isaac deceast was Signed

in this Meeting directed to the Monthly meeting at East Hoosuck he

 

having removed theither

W Anthony Ju

his Bill

William Anthony Jur hath given in an acount to this Meeting for

keeping Alice Smith from the 28th of the fourth month Last to the 28th

ordered to be

paid

Instant including 26 weeks at Twenty eigh Shillings per week

old Tennor Silver Money and to be paid in Silver or its Equivilent

 

in Paper money which this meeting orders paid accordingly: The amout

 

thereof is l36 – 8s in Silver old Tennor.

Time meetings begin

This Meeting concluds that all our meetings begin at the

 

Eleventh Hour for the year ensuing except at Bedford

 

and that to begin as usually they have done.

B Taber ap

pointed Trea

surer

Benjamin Taber is appointed Treasurer in the Roome or Stead

of our Well beloved friend Prince Allen deceased: for the year Ensuing

S Smith and

T Hicks to

settle ^with heirs

of former

Treasurer

And Samuel Smith and Thomas Hicks are appointed to Settle

accounts with the Heirs of the former Treasurer deceased, and make

Report next Monthly Meeting

 

This Meeting Collected in Silver – –

0L - - 5s - - 00d

 

Collected in Paper money

2 - - 13  - - 10

 

11th Mo 1778

At A Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 16th of the 11th month 1778

 

The Representatives are Caleb Russell and Joseph Barker - - -Present

 

A New choice of Overseers is again refer’d to next Monthly meeting

E Gifford

& children

accepted

The Committee appointed to confer with Elijah Gifford and family

Report, that most of them visited said family (one of said Commitee being

detained by Sickness) and found a degree of Satisfaction and Sincerity

 

among them. Therefore this meeting accepts of said Elijah Gifford and

 

Children to be under the care of this meeting

 

The Women friends also inform they have accepted Deborah Gifford

 

the wife of the said Elijah Gifford which this meeting concurs with

Overseers

of the poor

apoin[t]ed

Caleb Rusell Gi^deon Howland Benjamin Howland 2nd Samuel Smith and

George Smith are Chosen Overseers of the poor for the year Ensuing

L Moshers

paper

accepted

The friends appointed to Treat with Lamuel Mosher, gave in their

Report, which was in degree Satisfactory, and he hath given in a paper

to this meeting Condemning his misconduct, which this meeting accepts provided

 

he cause the Same to be read Publickly as Usual, and return said paper

 

to next Monthly meeting

Settleing

with the

Treasury

continued

The Friend appointed to Settle accounts with the Heirs of the former

Treasurer report, that they have not fully accomplished the Same, they are

therefore continued in said Service and to make report next monthly meeting

Frinds to

revise and

correct the

miniuts

Samuel Smith Thomas Hicks Benjamin Howland 2nd and William Anthony Ju

are appointed to Revise and Correct this meetings Minnutes in order for them

to go on Reccord and to make report next monthly meeting

S Craw mov

=ed without

Certificate

Shearman Craw having removed within the bounds of accoakset Meeting

Without giving notice thereof to this meeting, We therefore Signed and sent

a few lines, to Inform the said meeting at Accoaket of his Removal

Certificate

for B Rick

etson signed

This meeting Sin^ged a Certificat for Benjamin Ricketson son of William

Ricksetson’s to the Monthly meeting of East Hoosuck, as he is a going theither

to settle his outward affaires.

J Russell

request a

Certificate

John Russell informes this meeting that he is about to Remove to

East Hoosuck and desires a Certificate, therefore Benjamin Smith Jur

and Gideon Howland are appointed to draw one for him if they think

 

Proper, and bring it to next monthly meeting.

Certificate for

C Rusel

signed

This Meeting hath Signed a ^Removal Certificate directed to the Monthly

Meeting at East Hoosuck and Saratoga. For Charles Russell his wife

Rebecca and Little daughter Amie they having Removed

 

theither to dewell.

A Howland Ju

Disowned

This Meeting is Informed that Abraham Howland Jur hath married

out of the Unity of friends, after being precautioned by friends: therefore

 

he is disowned from being a member of our Society and from under the care

 

care of this meeting, and Benjamin Smith Jur is appointed to Inform him thereof

Complaint a

gainst J Akin

The Overseers Inform that John Akin hath appeared in bearing of Arms

and hath been Treated with by friends but declines to Condemn the same there-

 

fore John Williams and Joseph Tucker Jur to Treat further with him on

 

that account, and also on account of his Neglecting to attend our Meetings

 

and to make report next Monthly meeting

   

This meeing Collected in Silver money

0L – 9s – 10d

   

Collected in paper money

4 – 5 –  0

 

12th month 1778

At a Monthly meeting held in Dartmouth the 21st of the 12th month 1778

 

The Representativ are Caleb Russell and Seth R[smuged] Huddleston - Present

Overseers

appointed

We appointed our friends Abiel Gifford Benjamin Taber Benjamin Smith 2nd

Seth Huddleston Joseph Barker William Anthony Jur and William Barker

 

Overseers for the year Ensuing

L. Mosers paper

read & accepted

Lamuel Moshers Paper having been Red agreeable to the direction of

last monthly meeting and returned the same to this meeting. Which is accepted

 

and is as followeth

L. Mosher paper

of acknowledg

ment

To the Monthly meeting of Friends to be held at Dartmouth 16th 11th month 1778

Whereas, some time past I get into a Passion, so far as to drop Some bad

Expression in the manner of Swareing: For which I am heartily Sorry and

 

do Condemn, And desire Friends so far to pass it by as to let me

 

Remain under their Care

Lamuel Mosher

settled with the

Treasurry

The Friends appointed to Settle accounts with Heirs of the former Treasurer

Report they have fulfilled their appointment, And have settled accounts

 

down to the 9th month last Inclusive; and remains in the Stock 5L – 15s – 6d

 

in paper money and 1L – 15s – 10d in Silver money

Miniuts revisd

and corrected

The friends appointed to Revise and correct this meetings minutes, report

they have fulfilled said appointment and left them with ^ye Clerk to be recorded

Certificate for

J Russell referd

The friends Chosen to draw a Certificate for John Russell and to inspect into

his Clearness Report, they have not fulfilled said appointmen in full, they are

 

therefore Continued in Said Service, and Abraham Howland is added

 

to them, and they to make report next monthly meeting

The Case of

John Akin

refered

The friends appointed to Labour with John Akins report they have

not accomplished Said appointment for want of an oppertunity they are

also continued in the Same Service and to make their report to next

 

Monthly meeting

E Thurstons

Certificate

Returned back

Our Cirtificate in favour of Edward Thurston and his family directed

to Swanzey monthly meeting being returned back to this meeting again

therefore we appoint Thomas Hicks Samuel Smith and William Anthony Ju

 

to consider what be necessary for this meeting to act further, in that

 

matter and make Report to next monthly meeting

Certificate for

E Mosher

This meeting hath Signed and sent a Certificate to the monthly meeting

at Pembrock for Eliakim Mosher a young son of Joanna Mosher he being

 

about to go as an apprentice there

   

This meeting Collected

5L – 3s – 7d in paper money

     

0 – 13 – 2 ½ in Silver money

money de

liver’d to

the Treasurer

There was delivered to the Present Treasurer the Sum of 5L – 15s – 6d in

Paper money and 1 – 15 – 6d in Silver money By the Committee that Settled

accounts wh with the heirs of the former Treasurer

adjourn

This meeting Adjourns to the 30th of this Instant after the meeting of

 

Worship which is to begin at the 11th hour

Mett

Met by adjournment the 30th of the 12th month 1778

 

The Representatives being called Caleb Russell present Seth Huddleston not present

J Allen

request a

Certificate

John Allen informs that he is about to Remove with his family to

Live within the bounds of Saratoga or Hoosuck Monthly meeting and

Requests a removal Certificate for himself and Children therefore

 

Abiel Gifford and John Devol are appointed to make due Inquiry

 

into his Circumstances and draw one for them and bring it to next

 

Monthly meeting if they find things Clear

J Jonsons

request

James Johnson Request to come under the care of this meeting with his

Son William: And William Mosher and Thomas Hicks are appointed to

 

Take an oppertunity of Solid Conferrence with him in order to know the

 

reason of his Request, and make return to next Monthly meeting

Complaint

against

S Wilcox Ju

The Overseers inform that Stephen Wilcox Jur hath taken up Armes

in or for War: and hath neglected the due attendance of our Meetings

for which they have Treated with him but did not give them Satisfaction

 

Therefore this meeting appoint Caleb Russell and Benjamin Howland

 

to Treat further with him, and to make report to next Monthly meeting

Certificate

W Howland

There was Signed in this meeting a Certificate for William Howland

Certifying his being under the care of this meeting, as he is about going

 

a Voige to Sea

Chusing

Visitors

refered

It hath been proposed in this meeting to chuse some friends to Joyn or assist

the Overseers in Visiting and treating with disorderly members of this

meeting, Perticurly those that Neglect the due attendece of our Religious

 

Meeting; But this meeting being small by reason of the Severity of the

 

Season the matter is refer’d to next Monthly meeting

Queries

answered

The Queries were Answered. And an Epistle Signed in this meeting to the

Quarterly meeting and order’d forward by our Reprsentatives who are

Representatives

appointed

William Mosher Abiel Gifford Samuel Smith and William Anthony Jur

and they to report next monthly meeting

 

1779 1st month

At a Monthly meeting held in Dartmouth the 18th of 1st moth 1779

 

The Representitives are Benjamin Rider and Benjamin Taber Present

J Akin’s

case refer’d

John Akin being gone to Sea the Committee appointed to Labour with

him make report they have not fulfiled their appointment they are still

 

Continued in the Same Service and to make report when they shall have

 

Opportunity to perform the Same

Certificat

for J Russell

refered

The Committee appointed to draw a Certificate for John Russell not

having fully accomplished the Same they are therefore still continued in Said

Service and make report next monthly meeting

The case of

[E] Thurston

refered

The Comittee appoined to consider the matter in regard to Edward Thurton Jr

and family not Having fully accomplished the Same they are Stil continued for

for the Same Service and report next Monthly meeting

Certificacate

for J Allen

refered

The Committee appointed to draw a Certificate for John ^Allen report they have

made Some progress in the Said matter but not having accomplished the same

they are also continued in said service and to make return next Monthly meeting

[J] Jonsons re

quest refer’d

The friends appointed to confer with James Jonson in regard to his request

to Come under friends care Report they have had an opportunity of conferrenc

 

with him: and that he gave them a dreegree of Satisfaction yet that

 

matter is also continued and to Said friends in the Same Service untill next

 

Monthly meeting

S Wilcox Ju

case refered

The friends appointed to Labour with Stephen Wilcox Jur Report

they have ^not fulfilled the Same; they are also continued for the Same Service

 

and to make report next Monthly meeting

Return from

the Quarter

ly meeting

The friends appointed to attend the Quarterly meeting Report they all

attended agreeable to apointment, and have produced an Epistle from the

Same together with a number of London Printed ^General Epestils. One of which

 

being Read, with the sd Quarterly meetings Epistle to good Satisfaction and

 

the Said London Epistles distributed among friends and recommended to

 

to be read in their families

Collections

called for

to Supply

yearly meet

ing Stock

It is Recommended by the Quarterly meeting, and also by Writeing from

the meeting for Sufferings to Send up as speedily as may be Collections to

Supply the yearly meeting Stock: And this meeing concluds to raise the

Sum of Twenty pounds for that use

J Sisson’s

proposal of

marriage

Job Sisson having Produced his Parents consent that he may proceed in

marriage with Ruth Sheppard

Job Sisson and Ruth Shepherd declared their Intentions of taking each

 

other in marriage: and were desired to wait till next Monthly meeting for

 

answer

 

This meeting Collected in Silver money

. . .  0L . . 15s . . 9d

   

in paper money

. . . 12  . .  1  . . 4

Order to pay

P Gifford

four Dollars

This meeting orders the Treasurer to pay Peleg Gifford four Silver Dollars

or the Vallue thereof in Paper currancy, it being for keeping the meeting

house half a year . . . Also to pay William Anthony’s bill formerly given

 

in and Accepted

Adjournd

This meeting Adjourns to the 27th instant after the meeting of Worship

Mett

Met by adjournment the 27th day of the 1st month 1779

 

The Representatives are Benjamin Rider and Benjamin Taber Present

Friends appoin

ted Visiters

Our friends Joseph Tucker Caleb Russell and Thomas Hicks are

appointed to Joyn and Assist the Overseers in Visiting and Labouring

 

with the disorderly members, as mentioned Last Monthly meeting and they

 

are desired to visit and Labour with them in Love in order for their

 

Restoration: and if after they have discharged themselves in that respect

 

Such of said members that continue disorderly: They to bring their

 

Names and their Crimes to the meeting in Order for them to be dealt

 

further with as our discipline requires

Wm Allen request

Certificate

William Allen Son of Philip deseased being about to remove within Compas

of Saratoga Monthly meeting and desires a Certificates therefore Abiel Gifford

 

and John Devol are appointed to take the needful care in that case and

 

make Return to next monthly meeting

W Hart’s

paper accepted

William Heart hath given in a paper Signifying his Sorrow for being

Concerned in a Lottery which is accepted

O Beard

Disowned

The Overseers Inform that Obediah Beard hath married out of the unity

of friends after being Precautioned. Therefore he is Deny’d and disown’d

 

from being a member of our Society, and Seth Huddelston is appointed to inform him

 

hereof and make report to next monthly meeting

Friends

appointed

to take in

Subscriptions

We appoint of our friends Jonathan Wilbore [Wilbur] John Williams William Hart

Joseph Tucker Jur and Gideon Howland to goe forth with Subscriptions that

was Signed in this meeting to raise money: as expressed in Said Subscriptions and

Pay the money to the Treasurer of this meeting, and make return to next

 

Monthly meeting of the sum so raised

C Russells

and

W Barkers

Bills

Caleb Russell hath xhibited an account to this meeting for keeping Some

Traveling friends horses and Shoeing them to the amount of 8L – 2s – 0 which

is allow’d: and the Treasurer is ordered to pay the Same: And also to pay

William Barker four Dollars or the vallue thereof for keeping the meeting

 

house half a year, Some time past: And also 18 shillings for paper for

 

bringing Some Hay for the use of friends, and make return next monthly meeting

 

2nd Mo 1779

At a Monthly Meeting held in Dartmouth the 15th of 2nd month 1779

 

The Representatives Peleg Gifford and Samuel Smith Present

Certificate

for J Russ

A certificate for John Russell directed to ^ Monthly meeting at East Hoosuck was

Signed in this meeting by the Clerke.

E Thurstone

case

The friends appointed in the case of Edward Thurstone Jur have brought

a few Lines – being an Indorsment on the former Certificate directed to the

 

Monthly meeting of Swanzey : Setting forth of their being members and

 

Recommending them to Sold Meeting

Certificate

for J Allen

refered

The friends appointed to draw a Certificate for John Allen report

that things not being Settled by reason of Sickness they are therfore continued

in Said Service and to report next monthly meeting

J Jonson

Received

The friends appointed to Confer with James Johnson on his request to

come under friends care have Made a Satisfactor report; therefore he the

 

Said James Johnson and his Son William are received into Membership

 

with us.

S Wilcox Ju

Disowned

The friends appointed to Treat with Stephen Wilcox Junor Report they

have fulfilled their appointment, but he gave them no Satisfaction therefore

 

he is disowned from being a member of our Society, and the same friends

 

are appointed to draw a Publick Testimony against him, and bring it to

 

next Monthly meeting: And William Ricketson is order’d to Inform him

 

of his Denial

M Russel

Disowned

This meeting is Informed that Michael Russell hath married out of the

unity of Friends and hath been Treated with on that account by friends both

 

before and after Said Marriage and he gave them no Satisfaction. Therefore

 

he is disowned from being ^ in Membership with us: And William Ricketson is

 

order’d to Inform him of his Denial and make report next monthly meeting

S Craw

Disowned

The overseers inform that Shearman Craw hath removed away in a disoderly

manner, without the knowledge or concurrance of this meeting into the

 

Compas of another, and neglects to attend meetings, and they having

 

Treated with him on these accounts but he gave them ^no Satisfaction therfore

 

he is denyed from being a Member of our Society, and Seth Huddleston is

 

orderd to inform him of his denial and report next Monthly meeting

Report of

the Treasurer

The Treasurer reports he has paid all the money as order’d last monthly

meeting, Except that to Peleg Gifford and that he designed to pay

 

and report next Monthly meeting

Certificate for

[W] Allen

A removal Certificate was Signed in this meeting for William Allen Son of

Philip deceased, dedicated to the monthly meeting of East Hoosuck

Berd informed

[JS?] Certficate

Seth Huddleston reports he hath informed Obediah Beard of his denial

according to appointment

 

Received a Certificate from Accoakset Monthly Meeting for Job Sisson Signifying

 

he is a member of their Society and Clear from any marriage Entanglement

Friends to collect money

continued

The friends appointed to Collect the money by Subscriptions not

haveing fully accomplished, the Same, they are still continued in said

 

Service and to make report to the adjournment of this meeting

BS, JC : JA

Request

Certificates

Benjamin Sawdy, James Cornwell and James Allen having informed

this meetin that they perpose to take a Journey up the Countrey and desires

Each of them a Certificate: Therefore, Thomas Hicks, Elijah Gifford

 

William Mosher and John Smith are appointed to make inquiery into their

 

Clearness and draw Certificates for them if they find them clear and

 

bring them to the adjournment of this meeting.

J Sissons answer

[is?] given

Job Shson Job Sisson and Ruth Shepard apear’d for their answer

Which was that they might prceed to take each other in Marriage in

 

Some conveniant time befor next monthly meeting: adviseing with the

 

Friends that this meeting Shall appoint to See the Said marriag accomplis’d

 

who are William Sanford and William Barker and they to make report

 

next Monthly meeting

[W] Barker Ju

[re]quest a

[Cer]tificate

William Barker Junor being about to go as apprintice: with his brother

within the Compass of East Hoosuck or Saratoga monthly meeting and desiers

a Certificate, therefore Joseph Tucker Jur and William Sanford are appointed

 

to take the needful care in that respect, and draw one for him if they think

 

Proper and bring it to the adjournment of this meeting

[W] Russell

[R]equest a

[C]ertificate

William Russell having informed that he hath concluded to remove with

in the Compass of East Hoosuck or Saratoga Monthly meeting, and requests

a removel Certi^ficate therefore Benjamin Howland 2nd and Nicholas Lapham

 

are appointed to Treat with him on that account: And if they find –

 

things clear then to draw one for him and bring it to next monthly meeting

[C]ertificate

for Anne Smith

A Removal Certificate for Anne Smith wife of Thomas Smith and their

Children whose names are Sarah, Lloyd, Paul and Barnabas was Signed

 

directed to the Monthly meeting at East Hoosuck and Saratoga

   

Collected . . . . .

In paper money . . . . .  7 – 10 – 3

     

In Silver money     0 –  7 – 6

Adjourn

This meeting Adjourns to the 24th of this Instant after the meeting of Worship

mett

Met by adjournment this 24th of the 2nd month 1779

 

The Representatives being called both Present

[C]ertificates for

[B]S, JC : JA

A Certificate for Benjamin Sawdy was Signed in this meeting directed

to the Monthly meeting at Saratoga he being about to Travel theare

 

Certificates for James Cornel and James Allen were Signed in this

 

meeting directed to the Monthly meeting at East Hoosuck and Saratoga

 

they being about to go theither

Certificate for

[W] Barker Ju

Also A Removal Certificate for William Barker Jur was Signed in

this meeting directed to the Same meetings as above he being a going

 

there to dwell

A Allen’s paper

refered

Abraham Allen hath given in to this meeting a Paper Condemning his

Being concerned in a Lottery and the meeting not being fully clear to

 

accept the Same

 

Therefore Elijah Gifford Thomas Hicks and Joseph Tucker Jur are appointed

 

to Examin into the Circumstance of the matter and make return next

 

monthly meeting

Complaint

against

P Gifford Ju

The Overseers Inform that Peleg Gifford Jur hath appear’d in a War

Like manner with his Gun in order to Stand Wach with others of the Militia

and also been found with others Shoouting at a Turkey set up for that purpos

 

for which disorderly conduct this meeting doth appoint our friends William

 

Mosher, Samuel Smith and Gideon Howland to Labour with him in order to

 

Shew him his Error and make return next Monthly meeting

W Mosher

appointed

to draw

money for

yearly meet

ing Stock

We appoint William Mosher to draw the Sum of Twenty Pounds out of the

Treasury of this meeting, and pay the Same to the Yearly meeting Treasurer

to Supply the yearly meeting Stock: Also take all the money that is Collected

by this meetings Commity for the meeting of Sufferings; and pay the

Same there, and make report ^to the next monthly meeting.

Complaint

against

J Gifford

The overseers inform that Job Gifford hath Neglected to attend our Religious

Meetings after he was Treated with on that account: And also hath set up

Selling Spirituous Liquors, and thereby Suffering unbecoming company att his house

 

Therefore this meeting doth appoint Benjamin Howland 2nd, William Barker

 

and Jonathan Willbor [Wilbur] to Labour further with him on these accounts and to

 

make report next monthly meeting

 

3rd Mo 1779

At a Monthly meeting held in Dartmouth the 15th of 3rd month 1779

 

The Representatives are Elijah Gifford and Abiel Gifford, present

A miniut

from meet

ing for Suf

fering &

Testimony

from Philadel

To be read

Received a Coppy of a minute from our meeting of Suffrings held

the 8th Instant, directing that the Same, with a Testimony from the yearly

meeting of Philadelphia by adjournment from the 29th of the month to the

4th of the 10th month 1777 (which was Read in this meeting) be both Publickly

Read in all our meetings, which this meeting concurs with and the Clerk

is ordered to Read them accordingly

Certificate

J Allen

A Removal Certificate for our friends John Allen his Wife and Children

Directed to the monthly meeting of East Hoosuck or Saratoga was Signed in this

 

meeting by the Clerk

Testimony

against

S Wilcox Ju

A Testimony of Denial against Stephen Wilcox Junor was signed in

this meeting by the Clerk who is ordered to Read it Publickly in the usual

manner and make report next monthly meeting

also against

M Russel

And William Ricketson reports he hath informed said Wilcox of his denial

and also Michel Russell of his Denial according to appointment

 

Likewise Seth Huddleston informs that he hath informed Shearman Craw

 

of his denial as order’d Last monthly meeting

Order to

pay P G

Treasurer not having paid Peleg Gifford as order’d he is again

desired to do the Same and make report to next monthly meeting

Report of

J Sisson’s

marriage

The Friends appointed to attend the marriage of Job Sisson and Ruth

Shepard, report that they attended said marriage, and saw nothing but

that it was orderly accomplished

Certificate

for W Rusel

A Removal Certificate for William Russell directed to East Hoosuck

or Saratoga monthly meeting was Signed in this meeting he having gone

 

there to dwell

The case of

A Allen

refered

The friends appointed to Treat with Abraham Allen report they

have Treated with him, but the matter not being Settled it is refered to

next monthly meeting and the Same friends continued in Said Service and

 

they to make Report next monthly meeting

P Gifford Ju

case r

reffer’d

The Committee apointed to Treat with Peleg Gifford Jur Report that

they have had conference with him but did not give them full Satisfaction

but request the matter may be continued Longer; Therefore they are continued

 

to next monthly meeting in the Same Service and then they to make report

W Mosher

[?] he hath

[?] the money

William Mosher reports he hath fulfilled his appointment in regard to carrying

the money to the yearly meetings Treasurer: and also to the meeting of Sufferings and hath

produced a coppy of the minute from the Clerk of the meeting of Sufferings

 

that they had Received the Sum of 17L – 17s – 4d in paper and 12 Shillings in hard

 

money for the use of the poor come from Rhoad Island that are not of our Society

The case of

[J] Gifford

refered

The Comittee appointed to Treat with Job Gifford report they have had a

Conferrence with him and he gave them little or no Satisfaction Nevertheless

the matter being Weightily consider’d it is refered to next monthly meeting and the

 

Same Committee Still continued, and if he doth not give them some satisfaction

 

they then to draw a paper if denial against him and bring it to next monthly meeting

Friends approin

ted to attend

Swanzey

monthly

meeting

The few lines of Indorsment directed Swanzey monthly meeting and Signed by the

Clerk at our monthly meeting in the first month last was now read, and do appoint

our friends Thomas Hicks William Anthony Jur and Samuel Smith to attend

Said meeting at Swanzey, with said Indorsment in order to treat with them on

that account: in behalf of this meeting and endeavor to show them the State

 

of the Case, and make return to this meeting when they have accomplished the Same

A Howland

A Barke &

[J] Ricketson

[J] Howland

requesting

Certificates

Abraham Howland son of Job Howland desires a removeable Certificate to the

monthly meeting of East Hoosuck and Saratoga – – And also Asa Barker a young

Son of David Barker being about to ^go an apprintice to live within the Compas

of Smithfield monthly meeting – also John Ricketson informs he is about to

go to the Oblong, or thereabout in order to purchase a place to live at

Requesting of us a few lines by way of Certificate – and likewise Jethro Howland

 

Son of Benjn Howland being about to go to East Hoosuck or therebout to

 

make Some Stay and also desires a Certificate – Therefor this meeting appoints

 

Samuel Smith Elijah Gifford and Thomas Hicks to draw Certificate for them

 

and Sign them in behalf of this meeting if they shall think proper when they

 

have duly enquired into their Circumstances and made return to next monthly meeting

     

L   s   d

   

Collected in paper Currency . . . . .

6 – 10 – 3

   

In Silver Currency . . . .

0 – 13 – 0

 

This meeting Adjourns to the 24th instant after the meeting for Worship

 

Mett by adjournment this 24th of the 3rd month 1779

A Devol and

B Gifford Ju

Request

Abner Devol and Benjamin Gifford Jur Each gave in a paper to the

Preparative meeting requesting to come under Friends Care: Therefore we

appoint William Mosher Abial Gifford and Samuel Smith to take an Opportunity

 

of Solled Conferrence with them in order to desern the true motive of their

 

Request and make return next monthly meeting

W Ricketson

bill for hay

William Ricketson gave in account to this meeting for c500 of Hay

which is allowed it being 18 Shilling in hard money or its Equivelent in

 

paper and ye Treasurer is ordered to pay the Same.

Complaint a

gainst

J Shepard

J Smith

[H] Smith

[E] Russell

T Howland &

I Howland

The Overseers Inform that John Shepard, John Smith, Henry Smith

Elijah Russell, Timothy Howland and Isaac Howland son of Benjamin

have Joyned with others in purchasing and Owning a Vessel that was Taken

in the War, or by way of Violence: yet as it hath been Signified that

Said owners were Ignorant that She was Such a Vessel this meeting therefore

doth appoint Caleb Russell William Mosher Elijah Gifford Samuel Smith

and John Devol to inquire into the true state of the case, and Circumstances

attending the same and bring in their Judgm’t thereupon to our next

 

monthly meeting

Complaint

against

[I] Howland

The overseers also Inform that Isaac Howland son of Benjamin is found

Guilty of the Sin of fornication as appears by the accusation of Merebah Smith

and hath also been neglecting in attending meetings and the above said

 

Committee are appointed to Labour with on that account and draws a Testimony

 

of denial against him if he do not give them satisfaction, and bring it to next

 

monthly meeting

Friends appoint

ed to attend the

Quarterly

Meeting

We appoint our friends William Mosher Thomas Hicks Joseph Tucker Jur

William Barker and Gideon Howland to attend the Quarterly meeting and present

the Epistle which was aproved and Signed in this meeting by the Clerk also the

Answers to the Queries which was read and approved in this meeting and they to

 

Make report next monthly meeting

 

4th Mo 1779

At a Monthly meeting held in Dartmouth the 19th of 4th month 1779

 

The Representatives are Abiel Gifford – Present

Testimony

against

S W not read

The Clerk Informs he hath not read the Testimony against Stephen

Wilcox as order’d he is therfore desired to perform the same and make

Return next monthly meeting

P Gifford

not paid

The Treasurer reports he hath not paid Peleg Gifford, he is therefore

ordered to pay and make report when it is paid

The case of

A Allen

refered

The friends appointed in the case of Abraham Allen report they

have been ingaged in the matter but it not being fully Settled to Satisfaction

they are Continued in the same service and to make report next

 

monthly meeting

a paper of

denyal is

ordered to

be drawn

against

P Gifford Ju

The Friends continued Last monthly meeting to treat with Peleg Gifford Ju

Report they have fulfilled their appointment and he declines to make

Satisfaction and that they think they are clear from any further Labour

with him they are therefore appointed to draw a paper of denial against him

the said Peleg Gifford Jur And they with Joseph Gifford and William Sanford

to Inform him thereof and make report next monthly meeting

The case of

J Gifford

refered

The Committee Continued to Treat with Job Gifford report they have had

some late Conference with him, wherein he gave some degree of Satisfaction

they are therefore Still continued in the Said Service and make report next

 

monthly meeting

Report of

Friends ap

pinted to

Sign

Certificats

The Friends appointed to prepare and Sign Certificates in the behlf of

this meeting report they have performed the same. Except that for Abraham

Howland (Son of Job) and they are Still continued to draw one for him if

they think proper, and bring it to next monthly meeting

The case of

A Devol &

B Gifford

refered

The friends appointed to Treat with Abner Devol and Benjamin Gifford

Report they have had Some conference with them and that they gave them some

degree of Satisfaction. the matter is therefor refered to next monthly meeting

and they continued in said Service and then to make report

W Ricketson

not paid

The Treasurer reports he hath not paid William Ricketson as ordered

he is therefore ordered to pay the Same and make report when he hath paid

 

The friends appointed to Enquire into and to Judge the matter of the

 

owners of the Vessel said to be taken by War and Violence who have given

 

in the following report which after being read and considered is accepted

 

and is as followeth

[the bottom half of the page is blank]

The case of

[I] Howland

[r]efered

The friend appointed to Treat with Isaac Howland son of Benjamin

Report, they have had conference with him, but he did not give the full

Satisfaction, yet they did not drauft a Testimony against him they are therefore

 

continued in the Same Service and report next monthly meeting.

Report of friends

[a]ppointed to

[at]tend Quar

terly meeting

The friends appointed to attend the Quarterly meeting report they all

attended Except Joseph Tucker Jur and he hath rendered an Excuse for his not

attending which is accepted; and they have produced an apistle from the Quarterly

meeting which was Read and well accepted.

[Ce]rtificate

[requ]ested for

[D] Barker

David Barker desires a Certificate for his young Son Shove Barker to the monthly

meeting at Swanzey he being gone there to Live as an aprentice

[J] Cornel re=

quest a

Certificate

And also James Cornwell being about to Remove within the compass of East

Hoosuck or Saratoga Monthly meeting: and Request a removal Certificate to Said

meeting: Therefore Jonathan Willbor Joseph Tucker Jur and Elijah Gifford

 

are appointed to make inquiry into above said matter and draw Certificates

 

for them if they find things Clear and bring them to next monthly meeting

Report of the

meeting at

Bedford

The Term for holding meetings granted to the friends at Bedford being

Expiered the overseers thereof made report that it hath been kept up as Usual

and request it continued which is Granted for one month only and Benjamin

 

Taber Caleb Russell and Seth Russell are appointed to have the oversight

 

thereof and to make report next monthly meeting

     

L   s   d

 

Collected in paper Currency – – –

5 – 4 – 9½

 

Collected in Silver currency – – –

0 – 9 – 8

 

5th Mo 1779

At a Monthly meeting held in Dartmouth the 17th of 5th month 1779

 

The Representatives are Joseph Barker and Benja Rider Present

 

The Clerk hath made Report the Testimony of Denial against Stephen

 

Wilcox Junor hath been Read according to appointment which is as followeth

Testimony of

[D]enyal against

[S] Willcox Ju

Whereas Stephen Wilcox Jur having had a Right of membership among

Friends, and under the Care of this meeting yet through unwachfulness

and disregarding the Principal of Truth, he hath fallen into great Indiffer-

 

=ency of mind, so as most wholly to Neglect attending our Religious – –

 

meetings: He hath also of Late appeared with his Gun in a Warlike

 

poster: which Conduct of his being Inconsistant with our Peacable Princi-

 

=ples that we make Profession of, and friends having Laboured with

 

him in Love on these accounts, but he not adhearing to the advice of

 

friends herein, We do therefore Give this forth as a publick Testimony

 

against him the Said Stephen Wilcox Jur disowning him from being a – –

 

member of our Society, untill he by unfeigned Repentance and acknoledgment

 

of the Error of his ways, he shall be restored to the way of Truth

 

Given forth, and Signed in ^ & on behalf of our Monthly meeting of friends held in

 

Dartmouth the 15th of 3d month 1779 by

William Anthony Jur Clerk

The case of

A Allen

refered

The Committee appointed in the Case of Abraham Allen make report

that they have still been in the progress of that Service, but it being not

yet fully settled to Satisfaction: It is therefore refered to next Monthly

 

meeting, and the same friends continued and then they to make report

Complaint

against

W Bowdish Ju

This meeting is Inform’d that William Bowdish Jur hath fallen into

the Sin of Fornication; therefore William Mosher and Joseph Tucker Jur

are appointed to Treat with him on that account, and to draw a paper

 

of denial against him if he do not give them Satisfaction and bring

 

it to the next monthly meeting

Received

Certificates

E. Allen &

M. Hoxcie

The Women Friends Inform that they have received Removal

Certificates for Elizabeth Allen Widdow and Meriah Hoxcie both from Sandwich

Monthly meeting, which this meeting concurs with

Certificate

Signd for

J. Allen

The Removal Certificates that were Signed in this meeting Some

months past for John Allen and his wife and Children and Brother

William Allen were now altered, and Signed being now directed

 

to the Nine partners Monthly meeting they being about to remove there

Peleg Gif

ford Jur

paper

refered

Peleg Gifford Jur hath given in a paper to this meeting Signifying

his Sorrow for his offences taken notice of by the meeting which

being considered; the matter is refered to next monthly meeting under

the care of the Same Committee as before, and they to Visit him and

 

Treat with him again and make report next Monthly meeting

The case of

J Gifford

referred

The Committee continued in the case of Job Gifford, report

that he hath dissisted from Selling Spirituous Liquors the matter is

therefore refered to next monthly meeting for a further proof his

 

Sincerity under the care of said Committy then to make report

Certificate

for A H

A Removal Certificate was Signed in this meeting for Abraham

Howland (son of Job) directed to the monthly meeting of East Hoosuck and Saratoga

The case of

A Devol &

B Gifford

refered

The Friends appointed to confer with Abner Devol and Benjamin

Gifford Jur on their request to come under friends care report that

they desire it continued which is accordingly under the care of said

Committee and they to make report next monthly meeting

I Howland

Disowned

A Testimony of Denial was Signed in this meeting against Isaac

Howland (son of Benja) and the Clerk is ordered to Read the Same

 

Publickly as Usual and make report next monthly meeting

meetings

granted at

Bedford

The Overseers of the meeting att Bedford report said meeting hath

Been kept up orderly as Usual and they request it continued which is

Granted So far as for them to hold their said meeting in the Usual

 

manner untill the monthly meeting in the 10th month next and the