women’s meeting, 1699–1782

fig. 10: Page 1, Women’s Monthly Meeting Records, 1699–1782

 

1Friends Fellowship must be in ye Spirit and all

 

Friends must know one another in the Spirit & Power of God.

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In all ye Meetings of ye County two or three being gathered from ym to go to ye

 

Generall Meetings for to give notice one to another if there be any that walk

 

not in the Truth, & have been convinced, & gone from the Truth, & so dishonour

 

=ed God: yt some may be ordered from the Meetings to go & exhort such &

 

bring in to ye next Generall Meetings what they Say.

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If any yt Profess ye Truth follow pleasures, drunkenness, gamings, or is not

 

faithfull in their dealings, nor honest nor just but runs into debt, & so brings

 

a scandall upon the Truth, Friends may give notice to the Generall Meeting

 

if there be any Such; & Some may be ordered to go & exhort ym & bring in their

 

Answer next Generall Meeting.

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And if any goes disorderly to get her in Marriage, contrary to ye Pract[ices]

 

of the Holy men of God, & Assemblies of the righteous in all ages; Who declares

 

it in ye Assemblies of the righteous w[he]n. they took one another (all things being

 

clear) & they booth being free from any other; & wn they do go together, & take one

 

another, let there not less than a douzen Friends & Relations present, according

 

to yor former order, having first acquainted the Mens Meeting & they having

 

clearness & unity wth ym & it may be Recorded in a book; according to the Word

 

& Commandment of ye Lord, & If any walk contrary to ye order of Truth herein,

 

let some be ordered to speak to ym & give notice thereof to ye next Generall Meeting.

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And all yt be Widdows wch have Children, & do Intend to marry; Let Query be

 

made what she hath done for her Children: If there be no Will made, let such

 

part of her late Husbands Estate be set out for ye Children as is equall, and

 

according to Truth: & what they can do more afterwards let ym do also & where

 

there is a will made Let those Legacies, & Portions be improv’d, & secured before

 

Marriage for the Children of ye deceased wth what more they can do for them

 

& when these things are done let them be Recorded in a Book at ye nex Generall

 

Meeting.

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And also all Widdows in yor severall Meetings, let ym be taken notice of & infor[m]

 

=ed & encouraged in their outward business, that there may be no hindrance

 

in their Inward growth; & so carefully looked after that there may be nourished

 

& cherished & so preserved in ye Truth that love may be encreased; & If they

 

have many Children to put out Apprentices, or Servants that may be a

 

burden to ym to bring up, let Friends take care to ease ym by putting ym forth as

 

may be meet: let all these things be looked into by every Meeting; & notice there

 

of given to the next Generall Meeting. & yn [then] some ordered to see yt all things

 

are done according to Truth & Righteousness.

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And such as Marry by the Priests of Baal who are the rough hands of Esau,

 

& fists of Wickedness, & bloody hands; Who have had their hands in the blows

 

of our Brethren, & who is the cause of all this Banishment of our Brethren,

 

& have spoiled so many of our Goods; casting into Prison, & keeps many

 

hundreds at this day; all such as go ^unto ym for wives or Husbands must come to

 

Judgment, & Condemnation of yt Spirit wch leds them to Baal, & of Baals

 

Priests also: Or else Friends that keep their Habitations must write against these

 

& Baal both; for from Genesis to the Revelations you do never read of any Priest

 

marryed People: But it is God’s Ordinance, & whom God joyns together let no m[an?]

 

put asunder, & they took one another in the Assemblies of the Righteous wn

 

all things were clear: Therefore let all these things be enquired into, & broug[ht]

 

to the Generall Meeting; & from thence some ordered to go to them; & to return

 

what they say to the next Meeting: & all these before they, or any of them be left

 

as Heathens, or written against, let ym be three or four times gone to, that they

 

may have Gospel Order so yt if it be possible they may come to yt which at

 

first did Convince ym to condemn their unrighteous doings: so yt they might

 

not leave a hoof in Egypt.

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And also all such as wear their hats wn Friends Pray; & are gotten into the old

 

rotten Principles of the Ranters; who set up the wearing thereof in opposition

 

to the Power of God, & ym yt uphold it is for Condemnation by it: & ye Power

 

of God is gone over it; & ym who ranted from the Truth, & have stopt many

 

who were coming into it, yt ye very world can say you are in confusion, &

 

divided & gone from your first Principle; who said you were of one Heart,

 

& one mind, & one Soul, And therefore yt Spirit must be cut off by the Sword

 

of the Spirit of ye Lord, yt they may come to yt wch at first did Convince ym, &

 

notice must be given to ye Generall Meeting of all these things; & from thence

 

some must be ordered to exhort ym yt be in such things to come to ye first Prin=

 

ciple ye did at first Convince ym, yt they may come out of such things; &

 

Friends must stand in ye Noble Seed of God to Judge ye World, & all ye fallen

 

Angels.

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And in all Your Meetings let notice be given to ye Generall Meeting of all

 

ye Poor: And wn you have heard yt there is many more Poor belonging to one

 

Meeting yn [than] to another; & yt Meeting is thereby burdened, & Oppressed let the rest

 

of the Meetings help & Assist ym, so yt they may ease one another, & help to

 

bear one anothers burdens, & so fulfill the Law of Christ, & so see yt there be

 

nothing lacking according to the Apostles Words (mark nothing lacking)

 

yn all is well: for ye Jew Outward tho; they were as the stars of Heaven, & as

 

the Sand of the sea, Yet there was not to be a beggar among ym according to ye Law

 

of God; & Amongst the Christians in ye first Age there was a Mans Meeting set up

 

at Jerusalem to see yt nothing was lacking; wch was ye Gospel Order according to

 

the Law of Jesus; & this continued so long as they lived in ye Spirit, Life, & Power

 

of God, But when ye Apostacy came in, & ye true Church fled into ye Wilderness,

 

who was to Continue there 1260 dayes, & the Witnesses Prophesyed in Sackcloth 1260

 

dayes; & ye Beast was Worshipped just so long 1260 dayes; & yn [then] all things went

 

out of order, & every thing was wanting in the time they worshipped ye Dragon

 

& ye Beast & wth ym ye false Prophet, Who shall be cast into the lake of fire

 

And the true Church came up out of ye Wilderness; & ye Manchild wch was ~

 

caught up into Heaven came down again to Rule the Nations wth a Rod of

 

Iron; & ye Marriage of ye Lamb is come; & the Lamb & ye [sts?]ts Shall have ye

 

Victory; & the Everlasting Gospel shall be Preached again as was among ye

 

Apostles, & ye Gospel Order shall be set up as was among ym; & a Mans

 

Meeting as was at the first Conversion to see yt nothing be lacking in ye

 

Church, yn all is well, so there is not to be a beggar now among ye Christians

 

according to ye Law of Jesus as there was not to be any among the Jews

 

according to the Law of God.

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And also all the men yt hunt after Women, from Woman to Woman, & also

 

Women whose Affections run sometimes after one man, & sometimes after another,

 

& so hold one another in Affection, & so draw out the affections one of another, &

 

after a while leave one another, & go to others, & do ye same thing; & this doing

 

makes more like Sodom yn Saints, & is not of Gods ^[making?] or joyning where they are not

 

to be parted, for marriage is Gods ordinance, & Gods command, one to another,

 

& in yt they feel the Power of the Lord.

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And notice to be taken of all evill Speakers, Backbiters, Slanderers, & foolish

 

talkers, & Idle Jesters, for these things corrupt good manners, & is not according

 

to ye Saints, & Holy ones; whose words are season’d with salt, Ministring

 

Grace to ye Hearers.

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And all Such who are Tale-Carriers, & Railers, whose work is to Some Dissention,

 

are to be reproved, & admonished: for such do not bring People into the unity

 

of ye Spirit, but by such doings they lose their own Contion [sic]. ~ ~ ~

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And such as go up & down to cheat, by their borrowing & getting money of

 

Friends in by places, & have Cheated severall; all such are to be stopt & Judged

13

And If there happen any difference between Friend & Friend of any matters,

 

If it Cannot before the Generall Meeting Let half a dozen Friends from ye Gene=

 

=rall Meeting be ordered to put a speedy end thereto, yt Justice may Speedily

 

be done, yt no difference may rest or remaine among any. And let all your

 

Generall Meetings be once ^in everie quarter of a Year, & to be appointed at such

 

places as may be most Convenient for the most of Friends to Meet in: that ye

 

house may be cleansed of all that is contrary to purity, virtue, light, life &

 

Spirit, so yt Friends may not be one anothers sorrow; & troubles; but one

 

anothers Joy, & Crown in the Lord.

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And all Friends, See that yor Children be trained up in the fear of ye Lord,

 

In Soberness, & Holiness, Righteousness, & Temperance, & meekness, & Gentleness,

 

& loveliness, & modesty in their Apparrel & Carriages, & so to exhort your

 

Children, & Families in ye truth, yt ye Lord may be Glorified in yor Families

 

& teach your Children wn they are young, & they will Remember it wn they

 

are old, according to Solomon, so yt your Children May be a blessing to

 

you & not a Curse. ~

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And yt Friends to buy Convenient burying Places, as Abraham did who

 

bought a place to bury his dead, & would not bury among the Egyptians, and

 

Canaanites, & Jacob was brought out of Egypt & Joseph; & they were buryed

 

in their Grandfathers, & Great Grandfathers burying place; & so Friends

 

buy Burying Places for yor Meetings; & to keep out of ye Spirit of ye Sodomites

 

& Egyptians & Canaanites, wch corrupt ye Earth; & let them be decently &

 

well fenced, yt you Condemn ye World of all things.

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And also yt Friends buy a Convenient Book for ye Registring of Births, Marri=

 

=ages, & Burials, as ye Holy Men of God of Old did, as you may read, yt every

 

one may be ready to give a Testimony, & Certificate If need Require, and any

 

be called thereunto. ~

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And also all yt all ye Sufferings of Friends of all kind of Sufferings in all ye

 

County be gathered up & put together, & Sent to the Generall Meeting, & so sent

 

to London, yt nothing of ye Memorial of ye blood, & Cruel Sufferings of ye Bre=

 

=thren be lost; wch shall stand as a Testimony against the Murdering Spirit of

 

this World, & be to ye Praise of the Everlasting Power of the Lord in the

 

Ages to come, who supported & upheld ym in such hardships, & Cruelties, who is

 

God over all blessed for evermore amen. ~

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And Enquiry to be made concerning all such as do pay Tythes, wch makes void the

 

Testimony & Sufferings of all our Brethren who have Suffered many of ym to

 

death; by which many Widdows & Fatherless have been made; & wch is contrary

 

to ye Doctrine of ye Apostles, & ye Doctrine of ye Martyrs; & likewise contrary to ye

 

Doctrine of the Righteous in this present Age; All such are to be enquired into.

 

& exhorted. let Query be made concerning all Prisoners that are poor, yt

 

they may be relieved, & so encouraged in their sufferings: & also yt care be

 

taken for their wives, & Families, that they do not suffer for want of

 

supply of Outward things: & let enquiry be made how many Prisoners there

 

are in all your severall Counties; that diligent enquiry be made into all these

 

things at every Monthly Meeting, & at every Quarterly Meeting; & to take

 

diligent care accordingly.

 

Dear Friends be diligent, & let it be your business to serve ye Lord & his

 

Truth, & to keep up your Mens Meetings Monthly two or three out of every

 

Meeting, to Meet together in Some co[n]venient place in ye middle of yor County

 

for to see how all your Meetings is, yt there be nothing lacking among ym:

 

So yt all may be kept as a Family, & nothing be lacking. yn all is well, For at

 

the first Conversion of the Christians at Jerusalem, there was a Mans Meeting

 

chosen out of ye People. Men yt were Faithfull, fearing God, & hating Covetouness

 

& full of ye Holy Ghost; & these men were to see yt ye Widdows, the Fatherless,

 

the Poor, & any that was in necessity did not want; & If nothing was

 

wanting yn all was well, as you may read in the Acts. And so the Chu[r]ch were

 

Ruled by Cou[n]sell six hundred years after Christ till ye Pope got up, & ye false

 

Church, & since the true order of ye true Church hath been lost Whilst the true

 

Church hath been in ye Wilderness, & the false Church hath gotten up, But

 

now ye true Church is coming out of ye Wilderness, & ye Everlasting Gospel

 

is Preached again as it was in the Apostles dayes In ye first Conversion,

 

So that People do now come to ye first Conversion, & so to ye same Order, so you

 

that know the Power of ye Lord God keep up yor Meetings in ye Power of ye Lord,

 

& in his wisdome, & see yt nothing be lacking yn all is well, & If all of you yt

 

belong to the Meeting Should be Imprisoned yn keep to yor Meeting in ye Prison.

 

If that you should be kept So close in Prison as yt you should not know ye Conditions

 

of all ye Meetings, yn whom you think fit you may speak to to keep up ye

 

Meetings, & never let the deceit get advantage of you: for in these Meetings

 

you do come into ye Practice of ye pure Religion, wch is to visit, cherish &

 

preserve &c. And he that disobeys this pure Religion disobeys ye Lord.

2To the Men and Womens Monthly and

Quarterly Meetings

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Dear Friends: If there be any difference amongst friends, or betwixt

 

Friend & Friend let them speak to one another, & If they will not hear

 

let ym take two or three of the Meeting they belong to & they may end it

 

If they can, & If they cannot end it yn it may be laid before the Monthly

 

Meeting; & If it cannot be ended there yn it may be brought to ye Quarterly

 

Meeting; & there let it be put to half a dozen Friends, & they may go out & End

 

it yt they may keep their Meetings Civil, or ym yt be at difference may chuse

 

three Friends, & Friends may chuse three more to ym, & let ym stand to their

 

Judgment; for there is few that loves quietness & peace will have their Names

 

brought to a Monthly or Quarterly Meeting: to have their Names sounded

 

over the Country yt there is strife, but will rather endeavour to end it

 

amongst ym selves at their common Meetings, before yt they come to ye

 

monthly Meetings.

2

And yt no one accuse any one either in Monthly or Quarterly Meetings

 

publickly, except they have spoken to ym by themselves first, & by two or three before.

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Now concerning Marriages, no man ought to speak to a young Woman concerning

 

marriage before yt he hath spoken to her Father & Mother and have their consent

 

& If she have no Father or Mother, but Guardians, & Trustees, then they must

 

speak to ym if she be under Age yt they may have their consent, & so proceed

 

accordingly; as Abrahams Servant did concerning Isaacs Wife. And you are

 

to see yt all Widdows make provision for their Children before they be Marryed

 

to another, according ^to truth & Righteousness.

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And you are to see that every Man & Woman be free from all Intanglements with

 

either Woman or Man before yt they be Married & If they have been engaged

 

you must have a Certificate under the hands of ye Person yt they have been entangled

 

with; so yt all things may be done in peace, & unity & Righteousness according to

 

ye Truth that is in every Man, & Woman, & if ye young Man or young Womans

 

Relations be of the World they must have their consent, & a Certificate from ym.

 

And if ye Man or Woman comes from beyond Sea. or out of another County,

 

Ye must have a Certificate from the Men & Womens Meeting there. how they have

 

lived, & wheither they be free from all other Persons by any engagement,

 

Covenant of Contract concerning Marriage, & if they are not clear they must

 

Answer yt, & cleared by Certificate under their hands before they proceed any farther.

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And if any man should defile a Woman he must Marry her If she be a beg

 

gar, & he have never so many hundreds. for he must fulfill the Law of God, so ye

 

Law of God commands it that he must Marry her, & Condemn his Action.

 

& clear Gods Truth. But no such Marriage where the bed is defiled we bring

 

into our Men & Womens Meetings; but four or five Friends (If such a thing hap

 

=pens) draw up a Certificate, & they set their hands to it that they will live faith

 

fully together as Man & Wife & fulfill the Law of God. And this I write If

 

ever such a thing should happen, But I Hope yt Friends will be careful, & keep

 

in the fear of ye Lord, that they may have esteeme of ye Lords Truth & their

 

own bodies, & ye honourable Marriage where the bed is undefiled.

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And all true Marriages must be layd first before the Womens Meetings; yt If

 

there be any thing concerning ye Woman they may deal with it, & never let it go so

 

far as the Men: & when things are clear, then three or four Women may go

 

along with ye Man & ye Woman to ye Mens Meeting, & give in their Testimo=

 

=ny concerning ym to ye Mens Meeting, & so yn you may enter into your books that

 

they have appeared such a day of ye month; & year. And yn two men Friends of the

 

Mens Meeting, & two Women Friends of ye Womens Meeting may enquire

 

betwixt yt & ye next Monthly Meeting If any have ought to say concerning the

 

Couple yt are not clear, & If there be any that hath any thing against them

 

they may come & speak to those two Men & Women concerning of them, & so they

 

may meet together and make an end of it before ye next Monthly Meeting. & so

 

not to trouble the Meeting wth any weakness that may appear, & if they have ended i[t]

 

and there be nothing against it, yn the four Friends may give in their Tes

 

=timony of ym to ye Men & Womens Monthly Meeting, And so when they do

 

take one another they may appoint a Meeting on purpose, & they may let their

 

Relations, & as many of the World as they ^will know of it. so if any thing be upon

 

any Friend to declare of the duty of Marriages they may do as they are moved

 

And yn the Man & ye Woman may stand up & declare how that they take one

 

another in the Presence of God, & in the presence of his People according to the

 

Law and Ordinance of God, & according to the Practise of the Holy Men &

 

Women of God as it is written in the scriptures of Truth to live faithfully together

 

as Husband & Wife so long as they live &c. And they must have a Certificate ready

 

drawn up, with ye day of ye Month & Year, & ye place, & there subscribe to it at that

 

time; & as many Friends & as many of ye World as will, may set their hands to it,

 

as at many Marriages they do: And the Certificate is to be read in the Present

 

Meeting when they take one another publickly among all ye People, & this

 

is the way & order of our Marriages, for we do marry none, But it is Gods

 

Joyning, but we are witnesses; & then it is Recorded in a Book, & this is accord

 

ing to ye Practise of ye Holy Men of God.

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Now concerning your Mont[h]ly Men & Womens Meetings, & your Quarterly Men &

 

Womens Meetings; First as concerning your Monthly Men & Womens Meetings

 

all ye Fait[h]full Men & Women are to make up the Mens Meeting & ye Womens

 

Meeting, & let ym yt are not faithfull let ym be admonished in the Lords Power to

 

live in Truth, modesty, & soberness, & so as they walk they may come to your

 

Men & Womens Meetings, & ye Men to Meet in one Room, & ye Women in another,

 

& so to wait upon ye Lord; for all things must be done in his Power & Name &

 

there is many things yt ^is propper for Women to look into both in their Families,

 

& concerning of Women wch is not so propper for ye Men, which Modesty in Wo=

 

=men cannot so well speak of before Men as they can do among their Sex: & Wo=

 

=men are more in their Families, & have more of ye tuition of their Children, &

 

Servants yn ye men; they being alwayes among ym; either for the making of them,

 

or ye marring of ym: and they are to be trained up in ye New Covent, as ye Jews

 

trained up theirs in ye Old. And many Women are of more capacity yn others are,

 

& so they must Instruct, & inform ye rest wn they are met together concerning

 

Ordering of their Children & Families, & that they may prevent many things wch

 

their Children may run into; & they know what will do in a Family, & stir up all

 

to diligence, & serving the Lord: & what the Women cannot do they may three of four

 

of ym go from their Meeting to ye Mens, & lay it before ym which is more propper

 

for them: And what is more propper for ye Women yn ye men ye men may three or

 

four of ym go & lay it before the Women; so that they may be helps meet together

 

in the resturation, in Truth & Righteo^usness as man & Woman was before they fell.

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And If poor Friends have many Children to set fort[h] to Apprentices or Servants,

 

If ye Women cannot do it the Men may help ym: & If they cannot find Masters

 

for them, & do it in their Monthly Meetings, they may do it at their Quarterly

 

Meetings, & place ym amongst Friends yt they may be preserved in ye Truth; & so

 

they may come in time to teach their Brethren ye same Trades, And help

 

their Father & their Mother in their Old Age. ~

 

Now concerning yor Quarterly Meetings yt is made up of your Monthly Meet

 

ings you should speak in your Monthly Meetings who goes to ye Quarterly

 

Meetings, so that one or two of every particular Meeting may go to ye Quarter=

 

=ly Meeting, for they that do go to ye Quarterly Meeting must be substantiall

 

Friends that can give a Testimony of your sufferings, & how things is amongst

 

you in every particular Meeting; so yt none yt is raw or weak yt is not able

 

to give a Testimony of ye affairs of ye Church, & Truth may go to ye Quarterly

 

Meetings, But may be nursed up in you Montly Meetings fit for ye Lords service,

 

So yt two may go one time from every Particular Meeting, & two another time;

 

or as it is ordered in your Monthly Meetings; so yt some may go from all yor

 

meetings, that make up of your Montly Meetings, for ye Quarterly Meetings

 

should be made up of weighty seasoned, & Substantiall Friends that understand

 

the business of ye Church; for no unruly, unseasoned Persons, should come there,

 

nor Indeed in ye Monthly Meetings, but who are Simple, seasoned & honest, for

 

such should be admonished. And If there be any difference come to ye Quarterly

 

Meetings; either of Men or Women, or Monthly Meetings, after you have

 

heard ym one by one (& let but one speak at a time never) & to know of them

 

whether they will stand to yor Judgment, & If they will, let half a dozen Friends

 

go out of ye Meeting & make a finall end of it, for If they will not stand to your

 

Judgment they are not fit to bring it theither. And if any one should speak or

 

tattle any thing out of your Monthly, or Quarterly Meetings to ye blemishing or

 

defaming any Person, or ye meeting, Such are to be brought to Judgment &

 

Condemnation, for it breaks ye Priviledge, & order of your Heavenly societie in

 

yor Meetings, so yt all may be kept, & preserved in ye Power of ye Lord, & in his Spirit

 

in Love, & unity. And therefore keep your Meetings Solid & Sober & ye Authority

 

of your Men & Womens Meetings be in ye Power of God: for every heir of ye Power

 

has right to ye Authority: & in it keep ye King of Kings, of Lord of Lords, peace in

 

his Church, & much more I could write of these things, but this at present. & so ye Lord

 

give you Wisdome that by it you may be Ordered to his Glory. And yt every one

 

may have a care of Gods Glory his name, & Truth, & yt in his power they do see

 

yt all do walk as becomes his Glorious Gospel, wch hath brought life and Immorta=

 

=lity to Light in you which will preserve you in Life & Immortality over the

 

Devil that hath darkend you, & before he was, so that nothing may get betwixt

 

your souls, & minds, & ye Lord God, yt he may be Gloryfied in you all, & throug[h]

 

you all, & over you all, Blessed for ever Amen.

   

G. F. [George Fox]

1

3My dear Friends

 

Live all in the Power of ye Lord, & in his Truth, Light, & Life, yt in it you may

 

all with one heart, Soul, & Mind keep Dominion, & in ye Light Life, & Truth &

 

Power of God do true Judgment, Justice, & Truth, Righteousness, & Equity,

 

in all your Mens, & Womens Meetings, wthout favour, & affections to Relations,

 

Kindr[e]d, or Acquaintance, or any respect of Persons; for yt If you do not so, let

 

Judgment come upon you from God to put you down from your places, before

 

it will If you do not; for ye Power, & Light, & Life, & ye Truth respects not any, but

 

Justice, Truth, Righteousness, & Equity.

2

Let Mercy overshade the Judgment seat, and let mercy be mixt with

 

Judgment.

3

Take heed of a foolish pity. If you be not diligent against all Prophaneness

 

Sin, & Iniquity, & uncleanness, & loosness & debauchery, & yt which dishonoureth

 

God, yn let all those things come upon you wch you should be a stop of, & subdue, &

 

Keep down with Righteousness, & ye Truth, & ye Power of God, If not be sure

 

they will If you do not.

4

And in all your Men & Womens Meetings Let all things be done in Love wch

 

doth Edifie ye body, & let nothing be done with strife & vain glory; but keep in

 

the unity of ye Spirit which is the bond of peace, & let all things be done in the Wise=

 

dome of God which is pure & gentle from above, above the Eartly which is below,

 

sensuall, & Develish. And take heed of hurting any concerning Marriage If the

 

thing be right) through any Earthly reasoning, lest they do worse,

5

And so all be diligent for the Lord God, & his Truth upon the Earth, & ye

 

Inheritance of a Life that hath no end; that you may Live in ye Seed which is Bles=

 

=sed for ever.

6

And stop all reports & try ym, for thou shalt not raise a false report upon my

 

People saith the Lord.

7

And be diligent in all your meetings to enquire to see to ye setting forth Appren

 

=tices, all Fatherless, & poor Friends Children; & yt all the Poor Widdows be careful=

 

=ly looked after yt nothing may be lacking among, yn all will be well.

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And yt all to see the Testimony of Jesus be kept up in all things concerning

 

his worship, his Way, his Religion, his Church his Testimony against the

 

World, their works are evil; & Against Oaths, & against the hireling Priests,

 

for his Doctrine is freely you have received, freely give: & Christs Church needs

 

not to be mended by men; for he doth mend it himself without Money: & keep

 

your Testimony against all ye filthy rags of ye World; & for your fine Linnen

 

the Righteousness of Christ Jesus, And keep yor Testimony for your liberty in

 

Christ Jesus, & stand fast in it against all ye false Liberties in Old Adam, &

 

your Libertie in the Spirit of God, and in ye Gospel of Christ Jesus,

 

against all false and loose Liberties in the flesh: And train up all your Children

 

in the fear of the Lord, & in his New Covenant (and to keep the sabbath in Christ)

 

as the Jewes did their Children & Sevants; in the Old Covenant, & so do you

 

admonish yor Children, & Servants, & let no man live to himself, but in ye love

 

that seek no her own. ~

9

And have an Eye over them yt comes to Spy out your Libertie in Christ, & will re=

 

port out of your Meetings things to make advantage and to the defameing of

 

Persons.

10

And let every one seek the good of another and their welfare in the Truth.

11

And let one make their Conditions every ones, & not their Conditions theirs,

 

& this keeps in a Father, or Mother to condiscend to a Child; & all live in the seed wch

 

hath ye blessings, & ye Wisdome by that you may Order all things to Gods glory over

 

the Evill seed that is out of ye Truth.

 

   Friends keep to the Antient Principles of Truth.

1

First be at a word in all your callings & dealings without Oppression.

2

To the Sound Language thou to every one.

3

Your Testimony against the Worlds Fashions.

4

Your Testimony against the Priests, & Their Tythes, & maintenance.

5

Against the Old masshouses, & their repairing.

6

Against the worlds Joyning in Marriage, & ye Priests, & to stand up for Gods Joyning.

7

Against Swearing, & the Worlds manners, & fashions.

8

And against all looseness, & pleasure, & Prophaneness whatsoever.

9

And against all the Worlds Wayes, & Worships, & Religions, & to stand up for Gods.

10

And to see that every one that hath done wrong to any one yt they do restore.

11

And yt all differences be made up speedily.

12

And that all bad things be Judged speedily, that they do not fly abroad to Corrupt Peoples minds.

13

And that all reports be stopped to ye defaming of any one.

 

   This is to be read in Friends Meetings as often as they have occasion.

 

     that people may hear, & fear the Lord.

   

G. F.

 

4Friends, The Law of Love must be kept among all the Saints in Light, which law

 

of love is not provoked; & this Law of love slayes the enmity, & bars all things,

 

& endures all things, & hopes all things; & this Law of love must be kept among all

 

the Children of God, wherein the unity is preserved, & all is preserved by the Law of

 

love in the Love of God, & the Law of Faith must be kept by all the Faithful

 

ones, & amongst them, in the faith of Gods Elect is the Law of faith among the

 

Elect before the foundation of the World was; wch Law of Faith keeps ym in

 

victory, wth faith gaives Victory & Access to God, & purifies the heart, by wch faith

 

they are saved; wch faith gives victory over that which seperates from God, in

 

wch faith they all please God: And in this Law of faith they have all authority,

 

& victory & unity: and so the Law of Faith keeps ever yt wch displeases God,

 

& makes People impure, & corrupts them, or brings ym to destruction, and so by this

 

Faith they are saved & purified, & please God, wch is the Gift of God; & Christ the

 

author of it; & therefore keep this Law of Faith, the Just lives by his Faith,

 

for the Just has ye Law of faith to pass Sentence on yt wch would not have him

 

have the Victory. but keeps him bondage. all the spiritual have the Law of

 

the Spirit, by which Law of the Spirit they have Authority, & a power to Mortifie

 

sin, & evil, & Crucifie the Deeds of ye body; and have authority by the Lords Spirit

 

to put off the Old man wth his Deeds; & have Power & authority from the Lords spirit

 

to Crucifie ye Affections, and the Lusts of ye Flesh; & by the Law of the Spirit

 

they have authority & Power to judge all Chambering & wantonness, evil speak=

 

=ings, & evil words, & evil Communications, & all manner of evil words, & works

 

that proceeds from the evil Spirit out of the Truth, & together with the Works of

 

the flesh, as wrath, Malice, Envy, Theft, Murder, Fornication, By the Law of

 

the Spirit there is a power & authority given to pass sentence, & Judge all these

 

works together wth the Spirit from whence they came. And so by the Law of the Spirit

 

of Life yt is in Christ Jesus, ye Saints have power, and authority to Jud[g]e the Law

 

of Sin, & the man of sin from whence it came; & to Judge the Law of death with

 

the Law of Life, & the Power of death the Devil from whence the Law of death

 

came, which Law of Life was before death & his Law was, & has power over him

 

and his Law, and the Saints sit on the head of him, freemen by the Law of Life &

 

Law of the Spirit that’s in Christ Jesus, that was before sin was & his Law death

 

was, & his Law So the Saints have the Law of Love, ye Law of faith ye Law of

 

the Spirit, ye Law of Life. In Victory atop Enmity, In Life atop of Death,

 

in the Spirit atop of Sin, the Law of sin is in Old Adam, in transgression, &

 

disobedience, & amongst his sons, & daughters in disobedience, & transgression

 

of Gods Spirit. & such has the Law of sin from the man of Sin, & the Law

 

of death from the Prince of Death. ye God of the World that lies in wickedness

 

& the Law of Sin & Death they plead for till they go to the grave, & so plead for ye

 

prince of Death, & darkness, & the God of their world yt lies in Wickedness as long as

 

they live, but the Law of Life, & the Law of the Spirit, ye Law of Faith ye Saints

 

have in Christ Jesus the 2d Adam, Who is Author of the Law of Love, & ye Law of

 

Faith which the Saints are to keep & walk in, wch they have from Christ, Who never

 

transgressed, neither was there any guile found in his mouth; & Christ, Who bruiseth

 

the head to the Serpent. Who is the head of the Law of Sin & death it self, & the Law

 

in the members. And so in Christ Live. Who bruiseth this; who was, & is the Saints

 

Life & will be to all Eternity, Who is first, & last, ye Amen.

   

G. F.

 

5Dear Friends My love in the Lord to you all among whom I have Laboured,

 

and my desires are the God of all peace, & his Son of Peace may fill all yor Hearts

 

with his Love, & Peace, & Wisdome, & Knowledge in all things to do his Heavenly

 

glorious Will, in that you will know his Sons doctrine, & as you know it obey it,

 

& my desires are in the Lord yt you may all walk worth of your Vocation, and

 

of him that hath called you to holyness & Righteousness, & to peace; so yt his peace

 

may flow as River, & Righteousness run down as a stream to the gladding of

 

the City of God, ye walls of wch is power, & Salvation, & Light, & Life. And now

 

my Friends first all yor Meetings keep in the Name of Jesus, in whom you have

 

all Salvation, wch is above every name under ye whole Heaven, in whom there is

 

no Salvation.

 

And also all yor Men & Womens Meetings every where keep in the Power of ye Lord

 

Jesus Christ his Gospel, by which he hath brought Life & Immortality to Light in

 

you, yt you may see over him that hath darkned you, & before he was, wch Power will

 

preserve you in Life & in Immortality: So yt now you may all Labor in the Gosp[el]

 

the Power of God, in his Glorious Power, & Comfortable Gospel; & Joyfully ser=

 

=ving the Lord in his Gospel of Peace, through which Gospel you have peace with

 

God: so that in this Gospel the Power of God there can nothing come betwixt you &

 

God: Here is your Everlasting Order, not of Man, nor by Man: so that all the faith[=]

 

=full Men & Women May in the Lords power be stirred up in their Inheritances

 

of the Same Gospel, & to labour in it, helps Meet in the resturation, as Man &

 

Woman before they fell. In the Garden of God all are to work in his righteousness,

 

in his Image, in his Power, in his Garden to subdue the Earth, & to keep the dominion

 

in his power in the resturation as Man & Woman did in the Image of God before

 

they fell; & whosoever would hinder you in this Work. it is the same serpents Spirit

 

that Led Adam & Eve into the fall from the work of God; which now would keep

 

you in the fall to do his work, & Command, & not the Lords, & therefore over yt

 

keep your dominion, Authority, & Inheritance in the Resturation in the power

 

of God, in which every one of you must give an account to God, & therefore

 

be diligent in the Lords power, Light, Life, & Spirit in which you all see your services

 

to God; so yt he may be glorifyed among you all, & in you all; & over you all his

 

glory may shine.

 

And all ye Men & Women in yor Men & Womens Meetings be diligent, Labouring

 

in the Light, Life, & the power of God the Gospel in ye Garden, & Church of

 

God; so yt Righteousness may flow down amongst you, Truth, & Godliness,

 

Purity, Vertue & Holyness over all that is contrary; & that ye weight, & care

 

of Gods Glory, and his honour, & his pure holy name, & his Truth, Religion, &

 

Worship you may all stand up for against that wch would in any wise cause it

 

to be evil spoken of by ill walkers. & talkers. & let all things you do be done in

 

love; & condescend one unto another in the Power of the Lord, & in his Truth;

 

and in it have es^teem one of another, And let all things be done among you

 

without any strife, for it’s love that edifies the body, & knits it together,

 

& unites it to Christ the Heavenly & holy head.

 

And Now you Women tho you have been under the reproach because

 

Eve was first in transgression, but the promise was that the seed of the

 

Woman should bruise the Serpents head yt led her first in transgression,

 

and the Man also: & this promise of God is fulfilled: A Virgin should have a Child,

 

and they should call his name Emmanuel God wth us again; for Man & Woman

 

was drove from God out of Paradise, & the Serpent became their head & God of ye

 

World; but Christ is come according to the promise of God, & his Prophets who

 

was born of a Virgin, & therefore saith Mary my spirit hath rejoyced in God my

 

Saviour, my soul doth Magnifie the Lord for he hath regard to the Low estate of

 

his handmaid for behold from hence forth all Generations shall call me blessed,

 

Now here comes the reproach to be taken off from Women who were first in trans=

 

=gression, & wch are not suffered to speak in the Church: But here Mary did speak &

 

believe that wch was spoken to her: And also the reproach & transgression taken off

 

of men that believe in the Seed Christ Jesus; who bruiseth the head of ye Serpent yt has

 

brought Man & Woman into his Image, & his Works, wch Christ destroyes him & his

 

works, & renews Man & Woman up into the Image of God as they were in before

 

they fell, & into the Power to have dominion to work in his Garden to subdue

 

the Earth &c, so that all are now to Labour in the Garden of God yt are in the

 

power & Image of God brought by Christ Jesus yt bruises the serpents head, yt has been

 

head in them all: so that Christ Jesus may be head in all Men & Women, & every Man

 

& Woman may act from him their holy head, Life & Salvation, & keep his heavenly

 

peace in his Church. And every Living member believing in the Light wch is the Life in

 

Christ, & so grafted into him ye fountain of Life, water of Life, & do feel the Living springs,

 

& the Rivers Springing up in ym To Eternal Life, wch are the Living Stones, ye Spiritual

 

Household, of wch Christ is both head, Rock & Foundation & Christ is called ye Green

 

tree, which green tree never withers, in whom they are Grafted by belief in ye Light,

 

which is ye Life in him, from whom they all receive their Heavenly Living nou=

 

=rishment, through wch every graft is nourished, yn it comes to bud, & bring forth

 

fruit to ye praise of the Eternal God, now every one of these living believers are

 

Members of ye Living Church in God wch Christ is ye head of, & every member in ye

 

Church hath an Office; & so every member is serviceable in the body in his office.

 

wthin the Light wch is over darkness, & was before it was; within the Life over

 

death, & before it was; & in the Power of God which was before the power of ye

 

serpent was; & so they are in this Light. Life & power to execute their Office: I say

 

within this divine Light, Life, & Power, & Spirit of God for Gods glory. In Truth,

 

Purity, Virtue, Holyness, & Righteousness they are to stand up for Gods glory,

 

& the Honour of his Son, & receive him who hath all power in Heaven & Earth

 

given to him; & all that receive him he gives them power to become the Sons &

 

Daughters of God; yn in his Power all are to act, & walk, & serve God in their

 

Generation, & in it to serve their generation, yea & in the New Creation in

 

Righteousness, & Holyness, & stand up in his power for his Glory, & in his Power

 

Righteousness, & Holyness yt Christ brings unto them, & renues in ym, & so into ye

 

resturation, yt they may Labour in ye Church & Garden of God in his Power to

 

his Everlasting Praise & Glory Amen.

   

G. F.

 

And all Friends stand fast in the Libertie wherewith Christ hath made you

 

free, & in the Libertie in the faith which Christ Jesus is the Author, & finiser

 

of; which Faith purifieth your hearts, & is the Victory, in which you have access

 

to God; the mysterie of which is held in a pure conscience, in which Faith it hath

 

its true Ribertie [sic]. And keep in the Liberty of the Everlasting Glorious Gospel of

 

Peace which is not of Man nor by Man but from heaven; wch Gospel bringeth

 

& hath brought Life, & Immortality to Light & will preserve you in Life, and in

 

Immortality over him that hath darkened you: & in this Gospel you have an Ever=

 

=lasting Liberty, & Peace & in the Truth wch maketh you free from him yt is out of

 

Truth, this free state all are to keep in, & also in ye pure holy spirit of God, & Christ,

 

yt doth mortifie all yt is to be mortified, & Circumcised; & doth Baptize you into

 

one body: In this Holy Spirit you are to walk, which leadeth you into all Truth,

 

in which is your Unity, & Fellowship, & giveth liberty from yt which hath grie[v=?]

 

=ed it & vexed, & quenched it, & so in the Liberty, & Fellowship, & Unity if ye Holy,

 

Pure Peaceable Spirit; & in ye Unity & Liberty of it you are all to dwell.

 

which is the Bond of the Prince of Princes Peace.

   

G. F.

6A Paper given forth from Friends of ye half year

Meeting in Dublin.

 

Dear Friends It being Known to us yt ye antient of dayes is come to bring things

 

in ye Antient Order yt ye searcher of all hearts is come to search throughly,

 

yt ye Rock of Ages is appeared for People to build thereon, that ye comelyness,

 

& beauty of him is now seen whose face hath been ^more marred yn ye face of any Man

 

whose glorious brightness hath enlightned our understanding; by which Candle

 

of ye Lord we see ye state of ye Sons & Daughters of Men, & how ye Enemy of

 

mankind goeth about seeking whom he may devour: & entangle again wth ye glory

 

and beauty of this world; & setting before Men & Women ye comlyness & decency

 

of the severall fashions & Customes of ye World, as also the delight & pleasures wch

 

may be had there in, by which we see many are ensnared by looking out at

 

those things & not keep constantly upon their watch Tower, whereby they might

 

see all the snares, & baits the Enemy of their Souls loads in the broad way, & Crooked

 

by pathes for their hurt & destruction, & therefore ye Lord hath put it into our

 

Hearts to be Willing, & to beseech all to be willing to come out, & lay aside all

 

those dead things. which doth not become the Sons & Daughters Servants &

 

Handmaids of ye Living God. after yt so gloriously in life & Power he hath

 

appeared unto ym & we desire yt in all Men & Womens Meetings faithfull

 

Men & Women be Chosen as have not entered into any of these things, but

 

are come out, & kept out of ym all since they were Convinced of the Living Truth of

 

God: Or such as now wth a ready & willing mind in ye dread & fear of ye Lord God

 

Almighty will come out of ym all to ye end yt they wthout delay in ye meek &

 

melting Spirit of ye Lord wth much tenderness may visit all those yt have -

 

entred, or keep in ye Worlds fashions in their Apparrel, Household stuff, or

 

otherwise: or in selling those things wch ye faithful People of God cannot Law=

 

fully use, or wear, & to exhort ym to come out of ym all, & If any are not willing,

 

& do not come out of those things after they be twice or thrice exhorted, yn those

 

yt exhorted ym to acquaint the Men & Womens Meetings with it to whom they

 

do belong, to ye end they may be had before the Meeting to answer for their so doing

 

yt the glory & Honour of ye Lord may be over all in us to our Comfort & Consolation–

 

This Paper was subscribed by sixty one Men & Women Friends.

 

7Concerning hasty Marriage.

 

In case the wife dye, now for ye Husband to take another Wife, or ye Widdow

 

another man wthin five or six Months or more ye sober part of ye World would

 

cry out shame against ym for such unclean Practices: & be ready to say with Chasti=

 

=ty, Temporance, or Moderation do they manifest more yn some of us who Marry

 

in so short a time, for it is oft-times the Practice of ye People ye World so to do,

 

in so much as it is become a common Proverb among ymselve by reason of ye hasty

 

Marriage to say, such a Man Married such a Woman (it being within ye year)

 

before his wife was scarse cold in her grave, If I say he or she Marry within ye twelve

 

month; But such Kind of Marriages doth not shew forth your Chastity, & Prudence,

 

& Moderation; whereas we should shew it beyond the World, both Widdowers & Widdows

 

that we have power over our selves, & over our affections; & so yt we are loose by ye

 

Power of God to God; & so to keep every way a Dominion, whereby you will Judge ye

 

World in these things Namely for their too much forwardness Intemperance & want

 

of Chastity: & therefore be not too hasty to marry, but shew forth yor moderation and

 

Chastity in your Orderly Marrying.

   

G. F.

 

8If a man find a Maid yt is not betrothed, & take her, & lye with her, yn ye Man yt

 

Lay with her shall give to ye Maids Father fifty shekels of silver, & she shall be his

 

wife because he humbled her, he cannot put her away, all his Life: Deut: 22.18.19. &

 

this was ye Command of God in his Law wch ye Apostle saith in ye 7th of ye Rom:

 

is Spiritual, Holy, just & Good: & we establish ye Law Rom: 3:31. Now for any

 

to profess ye Gospel whose works & actions be below ye Law they are Judged both

 

by Law & Gospel: & so by ye Law of God he must Marry her tho this Marriage is not hono=

 

=rable. ~

   

G. F.

 

An Epistle from Stephen Crisp To be read in ye Womens Meetings of Friends9

 

Friends In that Love that springs from the Root of Life, which hath brought forth many

 

Living Branches, doth my Salutation reach unto you, In which we have our Refresh=

 

=ments, & Incouragements in the Work of God, in this our Generation: & the more

 

your Minds are gathered into yt Living Root Christ Jesus, the Everlasting Head

 

of all Living Members, both Male & female, the more Incouragements you will feel

 

in your service to God. And therefore, Dear Friends, though you be weak in yourselves

 

yet in him is strength; & when ye Lack Wisdome, wait upon him, & he will Replenish you,

 

and fill you with his Heavenly Counsel, to your soul’s Refreshment. ~

 

And my Friends, above all things, live in ye Fear of God, & in love & Tenderness one to=

 

=wards another; & Let not the Enemy that lies in wait to destroy, Break the Band

 

of your Peace; for while ye keep the peace of God unbroken, ye can communicate

 

one to another of the Gifts & Grace of God, & so will daily feel a being the better one

 

for another, which will beget a Dearness & Esteem in you towards one another. & in

 

yt Dearness & Tenderness meet together about the Lords work Seeking with one Consent

 

to Exalt the Name of the Lord, & to honour it above your own Merits; & let none

 

seek Exaltation, but know this, that the Humblest & most self=denying, is highliest

 

honoured of God, & fittest to do him service; & they that are most long Suffering

 

& Patient, are most like to Christ the Head; & in such his Vertue will shine,

 

& so make it self known. ~

 

And. Friends, have a care in your Meetings, to give due honour unto every

 

Member in the Body, remembering none are useless, but stir up one another to

 

their Proper Service in ye house of God, & let not the foot be troubled that it is not

 

a hand, nor the hand that is not an Eye, but every one give thanks, that by the

 

Grace of God you are what you are; & be Faithful in your place & Service yt ye

 

may witness a Growth. & in your Meeting together, wait to feel the Rising if ye Life,

 

& opening of ye Wisdom of God in one another, & let that speak and propound

 

things needful & necessary for your Welfare, & ye Welfare of ye Church: And in th[e]

 

Wisdom chuse out two of you Meeting, to commit the trust & Charge of the Contributio[ns]

 

that are among you unto; & let them keep a Booke, in which your Charity and

 

good works may be Recorded, for the Comfort & Example of them yt follow afte[r]

 

Also chuse out one of each particular Meeting, & Lay it upon ym in ye Lord, to

 

take care in their Respective Meeting on your behalf.

1

That no Woman Young nor old. in their Respective Meetings, walk disorderly or

 

Wantonly, but yt they be Admonished & Counselled speedily.

2

That no Necessities that may fall upon any who are worthy, may be neglected

 

or disregarded, nor delayed, until a Meeting, but they may be forthwith Comforted.

 

that so the Enemy who lies in wait to tempt the Poor in the hour of their distress,

 

may be prevented.

3

That no Maids carry themselves unseemly toward their Mistresses, nor Mistresses

 

toward their Servants: but if such things should happen, let the Matter be take[n]

 

up & ended, & not to part asunder with evil in their Minds one toward another;

 

for yt will spread & hurt others.

4

That all Women Professing Truth, & having Children, may bring ym up in ye fea[r]

 

of God; & yt they use no Uncomely, Rash nor Passionate Words unto ym, for yt

 

sows an Evil seed in the Children, which may come up & dishonour God in ye ne[xt?] Generation.

5

That no Women-Friends may speak evil of one another, nor fall out wth one

 

another, nor carry evil in their Minds one against another; nor bear Tales ab[out?]

 

to beget others in Evil, & into partyship but yt all such things may be speedily

 

suppress’d & borne down in the Power & Judgment of God.

 

And let that Woman-Friend give Account to ye Meeting, of such as will not receive

 

admonition, yt some other friends may take the care of such a Matter upon them, &

 

endeavour to break through the hardiness, In ye Wisdome & Love of God.

 

And if yt Woman-Friend have laid out Money, let ye Meeting order ye two friend[s]

 

who keep ye Collection, to reimburse her; yt so every one may be encouraged in yt

 

work of ye Lord & ye may, as wth one shoulder, bear the Lord’s burden in this d[ay?]

 

of Travail, & also ye burdens of ye weak, Who sometimes are neither strong enough,[nor?]

 

wise enough to bear their own Burdens; & afterward, they may grow up to be sens[ible?]

 

of yor Tenderness, & to bless you in the Name of ye Lord.

 

So, my Dear Friends, feel my love, & live in yt from whence it springs, & ye God of

 

Love & Life, Bless, Prosper & keep you in his Fear to the End, to be Fellow-helpers

 

with the Lord in his Work, Comfort & Refreshment to your Brethren, and to lea[d?]

 

a Holy, Innocent, Upright, Testimony & Example to ye Generations yt shall [follow ?]

 

I rest your Friend in ye Truth.

   

S. C.

 

10Concerning Marriage in the Kindred

 

We do grant it was there, & after the Law to keep up their Tribes, & their Lands by

 

Lott (if yt ye deceased had not Children, they were to Raise up seed to their dead B[ro]

 

ther) but Christ is come yt raises up the Seed of his dead Brethren, Who redeems out of the

 

Tribes & Earth: For Jew & Gentile all are one without Christ & with in, & (by the Law [of]

 

God & Gospel) to Marry in the kindred was forbidden: for it was ye Custome of ye Heath[ens?]

 

ye Canaanites, & Egyptians. as you may read in Levit:18. And therefore ye Lord commands to

 

Keep his Statutes, & Judgments, & live in ym, for he was their Lord who Orders, & Governs all

 

his People, & Commands yt they shall not approach to any that ^was near of kin to him: & yt

 

he was not to Marry the Sister ye daughter of ye Father, Nor ye Daughter of ye Mother wheith[er]

 

she was born at home or abroad, nor the Sons Daughter, nor thy Daughters Daughter yt is

 

the Cousen; nor were they to Marry wth their Fathers Wives Daughter begotten by

 

their Father, for she was his Sister they were not to Marry with all, for she was a near

 

Kinswoman, Thou shalt not take to Wife thy Aunt; thou shalt not marry Daughter in Law

 

nor thy brothers wife, neither shalt thou Marry a Woman & her Daughter, neither shalt thou

 

Marry thy Sons Daughter, or her Daughters, or her Daughter. therefore we do utterly

 

deny all Marriages to any kindred, to any Cousen, we cannot give Liberty to admit it,

 

John Baptist who saw Christ Reproved Herod for Marrying his Kinswoman. Therefore

 

Friends live in ye spirit that reproves these things.

 

And further if any Friend Intends to Marry a Young Woman or Maid let ym speak to her

 

Father & Mother first if in case they go to their house upon Such an Account about

 

Marriage & not to draw out the Maids affections first, & yn afterwards to speak to ye

 

Father & Mother, that’s the Practice of the Worst of Men in the World, & not the Civil,

 

men in ye World: for if they go upon such an Account to marry a Mans Daughter

 

they will go & speak wth ye Father & Mother first before they proceed in ye thing wth ye

 

Daughter, For Abraham when he sent to take a wife for his Son Isaac, his Servant,

 

Eleazar did his Massage unto Bethuel (before he would eat or drink with them) concern

 

ing ye Marriage & yn they called the Maid, & speak to her about it, & she Consented, &

 

they said it was of ye Lord, & they could not gain say it. So yt If you should Meddle

 

with ye young woman first, & draw her Affections, & after speak to her Father, &

 

Mother, this brings the Father & Mother into Sorrow & Trouble, & cannot tell many

 

times what to do fearing least their Daughter should be spoiled, and that brings con-

 

fusion, & is for Judgment as is the worst of Mens Practice, & so I say is for Condemnation

   

G. F.

 

11All Friends keep in the tender Life of the Lamb over yt Unruly Puffed up, & swelling Spirit

 

whose work is for strife, contention & division; drawing into looseness & false Liberty

 

under a pretence of Conscience, & dangerous to ye spoiling of youth, & they yt do encou=

 

=rage ym will be guilty of their destruction; & set up a sturdy will instead of Conscience

 

in their Rage, & Passion; which will both quench the Universal Spirit in themselves

 

& in every Man & Woman; & so yt Spirit Shall not have the Libertie in ymselves nor in others; &

 

so hath shut up the Kingdome of Heaven in ym selves, & also in others: & so a loose Spirit

 

under a pretence of Libertie of Conscience, or a Stubborn Will Making a Profession

 

of the Words of Truth in a forme without Power; all loosness & Villany will be

 

sheltered & covered under this Pretence which is for Eternal Judgment for yt doth

 

dishonour God: And therefore keep to ye tender Spirit of God in all Humility, & in it

 

you may know yt you are all Members of one another In the Spirit. & not in ye Flesh; So

 

here is no man Ruling over the Woman as Adam did over Eve in the fall, but Christ ye

 

Spiritul man among, & over his Spiritual Members which is Edified in ye heavenly

 

Love yt is shed in their Hearts from God where all strife ceases.

 

11th 5 Month 1678

   

G. F.

 

12Dear Friends to whom is my Love in ye Heavenly seed in whom all nations, is blessed: oh there

 

fore keep ^all in this Seed in wch you are blessed; & in wch Abraham, & all ye Faithfull was

 

blest with out ye Deeds of ye Law, & so ye Promise was, & is with ye Seed, & now wth ye

 

Law of ye first Covenant, & in this Seed all Nations & ye are blessed which bruiseth ye

 

head of ye seed which broug[h]t the curse, & Seperated between Man & God; this is the Seed wch Reco[n]

 

=ciles you to God, & this is ye Seed in which you are blessed both in Temporals, & Spirituals,

 

through wch you have an Inheritance yt cannot be defiled among ye Sanctified; neither

 

can any defiled thing enter into It’s possession; for all defilement is out of this Seed, this

 

is that wch leavens up into ye New lump, & bruiseth the head of ye Wicked Seed yt Leavens into

 

ye Old Lump, upon whom the sun of Righteoness goes down, & sets, but never goes down,

 

nor sets to ym that walk in ye Seed in which all nations are blessed, by wch seed they are

 

brought up to God, wch puts down yt Seed wch Seperated betwixt ym & God, so yt there comes

 

to be nothing betwixt ym & God, & so now all my dear Friends my desire is that you may all

 

be valiant in this Heavenly Seed for God & his Truth upon ye Earth, & spread it abroad

 

answering yt of God in all, yt wth it ye Minds of People may be turned towards ye Lord, yt he

 

may come to be known & served, & Worshiped; & yt ye may all be ye Salt of ye earth to make ye unsea=

 

=soned Savoury. And in ye Name of Jesus keep yor Meetings who are gathered into it in whose

 

name you have Salvation, & he in the Midst of you, Whose Name is above every Name under

 

the Whole Heaven; & so you have a Prophet, a Bishop, Shepherd, & Priest & Counsellor above all

 

Counsellors, & Priests, Bishops, Prophets, & Shepherds under ye Whole Heaven to exercise his

 

Offices among you in your Meetings yt is gathered in his Name; & so Christs Mee[t]=

 

=ing & gathering is above all ye Meetings & gatherings under ye Whole Heaven: & so his

 

Body his Church & he ye Head of it is above all bodies, & Churches, & heads under ye

 

Whole Heaven; & So ye Faith wch Christ is ye Author of, & ye Worship wch he hath set

 

up, & his Fellowship in his Gospel is above all Historical Faiths, & ye Faiths wch

 

Man hath made together wth their Worships & Fellowships under ye Whole Heaven.

 

And now dear Friends keep your Men & Womens Meetings in ye Power of God ye

 

Gospel the Authority of ym wch brings Life, And Immortality to Lighten you. & this

 

Gospel ye Power of God will preserve you in Life. & Immortality wch hath brough[t]

 

it to Light in you. yt ye may see over him yt hath darkened you from Life & Immo[r-]

 

-tality (yt would throw down your Men & Womens Meetings) in ye power of God

 

ye Gospel; & darken again from this Life & Immortality wch ye Gospel hath brought to

 

Light, & Will preserve you in Life & Immortality, as your Faith stands in ye Power of God

 

ye Gospel: in wch every one sees your Work & service for God, & ever Heir of ye Power

 

of God ye Gospel hath right to this Authority wch is not of Man, nor by Man; wch Gospel

 

ye Power of God is Everlasting an Everlasting Order & Everlasting Fellowship, & in

 

Gospel is Everlasting Joy, Comfort, & Peace, & will outlast all those Joyes, Comforts,

 

& Peace that will have an end, & also that Spirit yt opposes its Order, & the Glorious

 

Fellowship. Peace & Comfort in it: And now my Dear Friends my desire is yt you may

 

keep in ye Unity of ye Spirit. That Baptizes you all into ^one Body. wch Christ is ye Heavenly

 

Spiritual Head of. So yt you may See, & Witness to your Spirituall, & Heavenly Head,

 

& so all drink into Spirit: wch all People upon the Earth is not Like to drink into one

 

Spirit while they grieve, quench, & Rebell against it nor to be Baptized into one Body, & to

 

keep the Unity of ye Spirit wch is the Bond of ye King of Kings, & Lord of Lords

 

Peace; wch is ye duty of all true Christians to keep, wch are Inwardly united to Christ.

 

And so with my Love in ye Everlasting Seed.

   

G. F.

 

13Friends; There is a Summer Religion yt is up, & Flourisheth while ye Sun Shineth, & while

 

they have ye Club, ye staff & ye Bag; but wn ye Winter & ye Storm & Tempest cometh

 

they fly under the hils, & Mountains, & Trees to cover & shelter ymselves (but this is n[?]

 

Ye Nature of ye Sheep of Christ,) in their Bestiall Religion, whose flight is in ye Wind

 

whom the Powers do Seperate from their Religion, Worship Church (as they call it) their D[?] is

 

But ye Nature of ye Sheep is not so; the Sheep will get a top of ye highest hill & mountain, & set

 

their backs & Tails against the Storm, Weather, & Tempest, & bleat for one another: &

 

the Dogs are abroad among ye sheep they will run all together, but they yt are not ye Sheep in him

 

Will scatter, & be scattered wn any thing feareth ym; But part the Sheep asunder, & they will e[?]

 

all On heaps again; & will keep together. & neither Storm, Tempest, nor Winter, nor Pow[er?]

 

nor Principalities, can Seperate ym from the Love of God wch they have in Christ Jesu[s]

 

their shepherd; & so Christs sheep beareth fruit in ye winter, & Tempest. & hath neither

 

bag, staff, nor Club, but is in the Vine bearing fruit; sitting atop on ye Highest

 

hill & Mountain, with their backs against ye weather.

   

G. F.

14To ye Quarterly Men & Womens Meetings wch are Gathered.

in the Name & Power of Jesus.

 

Christ ye Second Adam who is both Head & Husband of his Church, &

 

Redeemer, & Purchaser, & Saviour, & Sanctifier, & Reconciler of his Sons & Daughter

 

to God: I say his Presence (to wit) Christ, feel among you to exercise his Propheticall

 

Office in opening of you wth his Light, Grace, Truth, Power & Spirit, & Exercise his

 

Office as he is a Bishop to oversee you with his Light, Grace, Power. & Spirit, tha[t]

 

you do not go astray from God.

 

And as Christ is a Shepherd, feel, see, & hear him Exercising yt Office who

 

has laid down his life for his sheep, & feed ym in his Living Pastures of Life, & makes ym

 

to drink of his Living Eternal Springs, & Let him Rule & Govern in your Hearts as he is

 

a King, yt his Heavenly & Spiritual Government all may live under true Subjec[t]

 

of his Righteous Peaceable Kingdome that stands in Righteousness, & Power &

 

Joy in the Holy Ghost, over Satan & his Power, & ye Unclean Unholy Ghost,

 

& all unrighteousness.

 

So all you Subjects of Christs Kingdome of Peace & If yt you want Wisdome,

 

or knowledge, or Life, or Salvation, Christ is the Treasure, feel him ye Treasure

 

among you; And every one among you as he has Received Christ walk in him. in

 

whom you have all Peace, Who bruises ye head of ye Serpent that is ye Author of a[?]

 

strife, destractions, & Confusion, yea you have Peace wth God & one wth another

 

tho the trouble be from ye World, & ye Worlds Spirit: & Therfore My dear Fri[ends]

 

& Brethren Love one another wth ye Love yt is of God shed in your Hearts, yt yo[u]

 

may bear the Marks of Christs Disciples; & yt Christ be in you & you in him

 

so yt God Almighty may be Glorified among you: And wt ever ye do let it to be do[ne]

 

in ye Name of Jesus; To ye Praise of God ye Father keeping the Holy Spirit of God

 

wch was before the Unholy Spirit was; wch holy spirit is your bond of Peace yea ye

 

Holy King of Kings & Lord of Lords Peace, & In this Holy Pure spirit is your

 

Eternal Unity & Eternal Fellowship: In which Spirit of Truth you do serve &

 

Worship ye God of ye Truth. Who is God over all Blessed forever Amen. & so ye Lord

 

Guide you all wth his Word of Patience. Word of Life, Power, & Wisdome in all your

 

Actions, Lives & Conversations & Meetings to Gods Glory. So with my Love

 

to you all in ye Lord Jesus Christ by whom all things were made, Who is God

 

over all first & last.

 

4th Month 1681.

   

G. F.

15G Fs Testimony at a Yearly Meeting in London

3d Month 1681

 

To Friends; Blessed be ye Name of the Lord who hath been ye Preserver of his Peopl[e]

 

to this day, in wch the great Love of God to Mankind hath been made manifes[t]

 

For Christ said God so Loved the World that he gave his only begotten Son

 

Yt [That] whosoever Believeth in him should not Perish, but have Everlasting

 

Life Joh. 3.16.

 

Now my Friends yt this you may mind; Man was drove from God when

 

he had disobeyed him; & all are in ye Corrupt state while man is drove from God:

 

But now God so Loved ye World yt he gave his only begotten Son; His Begotten;

 

not ye Begotten of Adam in the Fall, Son, nor Daughter, but his Begotten;

 

For God did not take a Son, or Daughter of Adam, but his Own Son, his only

 

Begotten: Now wn [when] his Son came who Received him? Who had Faith in him?

 

For it’s said wn the Son of Man cometh shall he find Faith in ye Eart[h].

 

For ye Son of God ye Beloved is ye Author & Finisher of Faith to the

 

Sons & Daughters of Men; Men may make Faiths, & Creeds, but what are they

 

all good for? So now ever Man yt hath ye true Faith must have it from God;

 

& his Son Christ Jesus; & not from the Sons & Daughters of Adam in ye fall.

 

& Transgression.

 

For God so Loved ye World yt he gave his Only Begotten Son into ye World,

 

The first born of every Creature; he gave his Son, who by ye Grace of God tasted

 

Death for every Man to be a Propitiation for our Sins, He did not take

 

a Son or Daughter of Adam in ye Fall yt they should be a Sacrif[i]ce for ye Sins

 

of ye World, but Gods Son; Here was a Promise ye Seed of the Woman shall

 

bruise ye Serpents Head. Here is another Promise w[ht?] his Name should be:

 

Immanuel ^God with us

 

So Now Friends Man being drove from God ye Seed of ye Woman bruises

 

the Head of ye Serpent yt so Man may come back again to God; And therefore

 

every Man & Woman must feel this Emmanuel (God wth us) in ym for it’s not Professing

 

ye Saints Words, & Painting their Sepulchres as ye Scribes, & Pharisees did. So now

 

Friends, Man & Woman being drove from God, every Man & every Woman must feel

 

this Emmanuel, if you feel God in you or with you; the Promises are yea & Amen in Christ

 

ye Seed forever; ye Prophets Prophesied of him, & ye Tipes & Figures, & Shadows did

 

Tipify him forth who is ye Substance that hath appeared ye second time without Sin

 

unto Salvation.

 

The Pharisees & Priests could tell by ye Scriptures where Christ should

 

be Born, but who did Receive him, this Emmanuel? Men all Confess yt wee

 

have been drove from God, & all Dyed in Adam, they have put on Adam by

 

Death: Here Death & Destruction may talk of ye Fame of God, & Christ Jesus; we

 

by Nature are ye Children of Wrath as Well as others saith ye Apostle; But before

 

People come to be grounded & Established in ye Truth, & Light of Christ Jesus they

 

must be turned Inward, & Baptized by one Spirit into one Body.

 

But now being all dead in Adam, & Batized into his unclean Ghost, this

 

foul Spirit out of Truth, & Plunged into the Death of Adam in transgression

 

in Sin, & Unrighteousness, & all Ungodliness; Here was the Plunging into ye foul

 

unclean Spirit; wn Adam went from God, & his Holy spirit he dyed, & all dyed in him

 

Now come to ye Second Adam ye Lord of Glory who was not begotten by the

 

Will of Man, he is a Baptizer: wth wt: by the Holy Ghost; Now this foul unclean

 

Ghost hath brought all miserie & Darkness, Malice, Envy, & wrath into Man, & by it

 

they are plunged into it.

 

Now ye second Adam is come; he shall Baptize you wth Fire & ye Holy Ghost

 

to burn up ye Chaff, wch must be burned out of every Man & Woman if ever they come to

 

God; for all having been Baptized into Adam in ye Fall, they must know a Renewing,

 

& a Baptizing again by Christ, before they come into ye Paradise of God again where

 

this Chaff is cleansed out of ye Heart.

 

Here is one Lord, one Faith. one Baptisme. All dead in Adam they must know

 

a Baptism again: Many may go into Outward Water, but they must come to this Bap=

 

=tism to be plunged wth this Spirit, this Holy Ghost to have their Corruptions burned up,

 

& Plunged down by him yt Gathers ye wheat into ye Garner, & burns up ye Chaff wth

 

unquenchable Fire. this must be plunged down, & burned up before Man comes to God.

 

So now my Friends, they that have been Baptized into ye Death of Adam

 

in Transgression have put him on; they have not put on Christ: But they yt are

 

Batized into ye Death of Christ have put him on, & put off ye Old Man, & are Renew=

 

=ed in their Minds to God again, so every Man & Woman must know this

 

Baptism of Christ, and as the Apostle did say to some ye are all Baptized into

 

one Body by one Spirit: So now this Holy pure Spirit of God yt doth plunge

 

down Sin & Iniquity, this pure Spirit is yt which was in Man before ye foul Spirit

 

got into Man & Woman by Transgression, the Pure Spirit of God was before yt was;

 

And this pure Spirit brings & Unites all into ^one Spirituall Body wch the Spiritual

 

man is ye Head of; Who is ye first-born of every Creature; He is not that Son yt was

 

Born by ye Will of Man, but by ye Will of God; So yt No Son or Daughter of Adam

 

in ye Fall can be Head of the true Church, but he that was ye first begotten of

 

God, Who tasted Death for every Man, this must People know, & every man feel in

 

their own Particulars by his Grace & Truth If they will come to Life & Salvation

 

by Jesus Christ, who is ye Head & Saviour of his Church.

 

So now Man being drove from God, ye Emmanuel God wth us Christ Jesus

 

is come into his Temple: There was Figures, Types, & Shaddows in ye time of

 

the Law, & Severall things did Tipe forth, yt ye Substance was to come wch is now

 

come: Therefore Said ye Apostle it pleased ye Father to Reveal his Son; ye Son of God;

 

not of Old Adam, Reveal his Son in me, yn he did Preach Emmanuel ^God with us:

 

& yt ye believers were ye Temple of God: The Faith of Gods Elect was known

 

in Christ; & here is no Life out of this Faith in Christ, but in him is enjoyment of

 

Peace; Here is ye Comfort of Christ Jesus, ye Emmanuel God with us; here is the seed of

 

ye Woman yt bruises ye Head of ye Serpent: so as it was said ye Gospel was preached

 

to Abraham, saying in thy Seed shall all nations of ye Earth be blessed. So now ye

 

Gospel was Preached to Adam, Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob; it is in ye Seed Christ.

 

And so Friends all People must come into this Seed yt are blessed, & standing

 

& Living in this seed here is Glory to God in ye Highest, here is ye standing Rock

 

ye Rock of Ages, & standing foundation. He that bruises ye Serpents Head is come,

 

who is ye Foundation, & Rock of all true Believers in ye Light, ye Light in Christ

 

ye seed to build on, so bruises the Head of all other false Foundations, all yt wch must

 

have an end, yt had a Beginning among men; all their Formallities must have an

 

end, ye Substance is come; here is ye Foundation, yea ye Heavenly & Holy Foundation,

 

a Foundation not of Man, but of ye Heavenly Man: not of ye Sons & Daughters of

 

Old Adam, but ye Son of God. In thy Seed shall all Nations be blessed; & no nation

 

can be in ye Blessing except in the Seed, O ye Everlasting Love of God to all Mankind:

 

Here the pure God hath his Glory, & Praise, & Honour over all in his Pure Seed Blessed for

 

ever: & here is ye Emmanuel God wth Man; here is stability & Settlement upon this Rock

 

this Seed yt bruises ye head of ye Serpent (yt leads from God) in which all Nations are blessed,

 

Thee out of this seed to talk of ye Prophets, Talk of ye Figures & Shaddows yt Tipe forth

 

ye Seed thou hast not ye Blessing: So here in ye Seed Christ Jesus in ye Gospel shall all

 

Nations be blessed; So all Nations Must come into this Seed in wch ye Living God hath his

 

Praise, his Living Praise, his Living Honour, who is over all in his Heavenly Power.

 

There is a setled established state, being built on him ye Emmanuel God with us,

 

by whom Man is Reconciled to God: So every man know & feel him your Possession, in

 

whom all ye Promised Figures, Tipes & Shaddows end, in him ye Substance, here

 

is comfort of the Promises enjoying ye Substance, & here Praises arise to ye Everlasting

 

God thorow Christ, & to him yt was, & is to come, ye second Adam ye Lord from

 

Heaven: So now my friends this Answers to that of ye Apostles in their Dayes, wt [what] they

 

saw & enjoyed: But now as People come again to this Light & Life, Grace & Truth,

 

& ye Seed Christ Jesus from whence ye same comes: So they come to enjoy him again

 

as ye Apostle saith, E[x]amine your selves, prove your own selves. know you not your

 

own selves, how yt Jesus Christ is in you except you be Reprobates; the Apostle here

 

would not have People to live in a Profession of God & Christ in Ungodliness.

 

but enjoy & Possess Christ; & to examine ym selves wheither they are Reprobates,

 

or not, but wt is a Reprobate? one yt is Wandred & dr^iven from God & Christ

 

out of ye Way of Truth, one yt talks, & has not ye Possession, a Reprobate: There

 

fore ye Apostle would have all to be true Christians, & to have Christ in them

 

Christ in you the Hope of Glory, as Christ was in him.

 

Therefore all Christians are to come to Try & Examine wheither Christ be

 

in ym yea or Nay: wt they Dye unto, & wt they Live unto, Who it is yt makes ym

 

alive again; So he being in ym ye Emmanuel God with us, here is no Repro=

 

=bation; Examine your selves: If Christ be not in you. yn [then] you are Reprobates,

 

the Apostle would have ym sound Christians, Possessors of Life & not Professors

 

only: & therefore he bid ym Examine ym selves, this is ye day Wherein all must

 

come to Examination, or how can they Preach Christ If he be not Revaled

 

in ym: for saith ye Apostle wn it pleased ye Father to Reve^al his Son in me

 

consulted not &c. And so he that had ye Son of God, & knoweth him to be Revealed

 

in him hath Life Everlasting; this must all know & feel in their own particulars

 

He yt doth Inherit him hath Peace, So now my Friends as People come out of ye

 

Apostacie into ye Possession of this Heavenly Seed. Christ Jesus; If you have him

 

you have Life Eternal, you have Peace with God, ye Emmanuel who Reconciles you

 

to God again; & here you all come to Eat of ye Living bread yt comes down from Hea=

 

=ven & drink of ye Living Waters, here is a Living Well comes to be Opened. O Blessing

 

& Praises to ye King of Sion, him yt Lives & Reigns forever; So now Friends here

 

is a Rock known; & we can say wt Rock is like our Rock who bruises ye Head of ye

 

Serpent; All must come to him yt is over all false Foundations to him yt brings

 

Man again ^into ye Image of God to build on Christ ye sure Foundation; So here

 

People come all to Witness to be Baptized into him & put him on; & to know ye

 

true Baptism yt plunges down ye false Spirit, & his works as ye Apostle saith

 

we are all Baptized by one Spirit into one body, & here we all drink into one

 

pure Spirit; ye Holy Spirit of God; drink in it here is unity.

 

To drink in this one pure Spirit wch is over ye foul Spirit, or else how

 

can it Baptize Man, or Plunge down Corruption if it be not above ye foul

 

Spirit? So drink in this Pure Holy Spirit, here is ye Pure standing Fellow=

 

ship; meet here, Feed here, drink here; many may come to sights, & Talk of these

 

things, but Few come to be possessors of this Pure Spirituall standing. Baptism [?]

 

yt Baptizeth into one Body, & to know Christ who was not Begotten by ye Will

 

of Man but of God; Who came from ye bosome of ye Father to be the Head of ye

 

Church: Now ym yt drink here will not drink of ye Whores Cup will not

 

drink of any Profession of Leligion [sic] set up without ye pure Spirit of God,

 

Because their drinking is in ye Spirit: Now here is a Fello^wship & perfect

 

Unity in ye Heart & Spirit wch is ye Bond of Peace unites to God & one unto

 

another in an intire Fellowship wch will stand wn all ye Fellowships in ye

 

world are gone, this unites & makes us known one unto another in yt wch

 

is Everlasting; not only in this World but in yt wch is to come; so this

 

pure Spirit Baptizes into one Body this Spirit brings in Life, & Love, &

 

Peace, & strength, & fills all wth good things; Ye foul Spirit hath No room

 

in Man here drinking in this Holy pure Spirit.

 

So now Friends here in this one pure Spirit is ye Unity of ye

 

Church in God yt Christ is ye Head of, O blessed be God for ever: You Read of the

 

Circumcision in ye Old Covenant to be Outward; & ye Men were to be Circum

 

=cised before they did eat of ye Sacrifices: for the Uncircumcised were to go

 

down into the Pit; this was in ye Old Testament; But Now in the New-

 

=Testament ye Circumcision is in ye Spirit yt cuts off ye Body of Death & Sin in

 

the Flesh wch hath got up into Man & Woman by Transgression; This all must come

 

to Witness ye Circumcision in ye Spirit before they come to feed on ye Sacrifice

 

Christ Jesus ye Bread yt comes down from Heaven.

 

You must consider yt Father Adam & Mother Eve had not a Body

 

of sin & Death before they went from God, But when they hearkened to ye Serpent

 

they fell from ye Image of God; Therefore there must be a Circumcision in [?]

 

ye Spirit to put off ye Body of Sin & Death wch hath got into Man & Woman

 

by Transgression before they come to Feed on ye Heavenly Sacrifice Christ the

 

Heavenly Spiritual Offering; for If they do not come to this Circumcision

 

with ye pure Spirit they cannot come to feed on ye Heavenly Bread; for he yt

 

is heavenly must be fed on by this Holy Heavenly Spirit; So every Man &

 

Woman must know this Heavenly Circumcision, who is ye Circumciser &

 

Baptizer: ye second Adam ye Heavenly Man, he Will baptize & Circumcise you

 

he is ye Substance, this Heavenly Man; Every Mans Eye must be to him in ye light

 

& Life, Grace, & Truth yt comes from him.

 

The Light wch is ye Life in Christ hath been often talked of, & called

 

Naturall, but this is a Mistake; for it is said in ye beginning was ye Word, & in

 

ye Word was Life; so it was Life in ye Word before any Naturall Created Lights

 

were, & before man was made, or Conscience either, ye Life in ye Word was

 

before Old Adam; So they yt call it Naturall Created Light, or Conscience,

 

are mistaken, Now this Light in Christ wch is ye Light in Man we have not

 

from any of ye Sons, & Daughters of Old Adam; from whom yn [?] from ye

 

second Adam whose name is called ye Word of God, by whom all things

 

was made; So now every Man yt comes to be a Believer in ye Light, ye Life,

 

in ye Word Christ; comes to be Grafted into Christ Jesus; here ye Root bears ye

 

branches; these be living Members, & make up a Spiritual Household, So this

 

Light, & Life comes not from Old Adam, or any of his Sons & Daughters,

 

but from ye Second Adam ye Lord from Heaven, therefore they yt say to ye

 

Contrary, & give ye Light other Names know not what they say; But they

 

who are come into this Light ye Life in ye Word they are established upon

 

Christ who is ye first & Last, & will be to all Eternity, Glory to God for ever:

 

This Light was before all Naturall Lights were (& this Word was before all false

 

words were) This was yt wch Christ taught to believe in, and they yt did Believe

 

were setled & Established in Christ; For Gods Love was so great to Mankind yt

 

he sent his Son a Light into ye World yt whosoever believes in him should not

 

perish but have Everlasting Life; He yt believeth not is Condemned already:

 

By one Mans Disobedience Condemnation came upon all. He yt comes out must

 

believe; He yt believeth cometh out of Condemnation: Therefore now I say this

 

Light ye Life in Christ keeps every Mans Eye to him from whom they Receive Power,

 

& from whom they Receive his Law, they come to be a Subject under, his Government;

 

here comes every one in their own Hearts to have a Testimony to ye Light, ye Second

 

Adam ye Lord From Heaven, he yt never transgressed nor Sinned, nor never fell,

 

So yn he in you, & you in him; here is ye Generall, Universal Love of God to all man=

 

kind; therefore the Gospel hath & must be Preached to all Nations; for they yt have

 

Received this Gospel of ye Son of God have received him, but you may say ye Apostle

 

calls it his Gospel, yes, he Received it, & was Heir of ye Everlasting Gospel by yt wch

 

came from God, & Christ came by none of Adams Sons: So this Order of ye Gospel ye

 

Power of God is not from Old Adam, for this brings under ye Government of Christ,

 

& this Power of God keeps Man clean, & Preserves him, being stronger yn ye Power

 

of ye Devil: So all Mankind hath a Visitation of ye Gospel of Life & Salvation

 

sounded to their Souls; but it is only ym yt Receive it & Obey it yt have ye Comfort

 

of it for they that are established in ye Gospel are established in ye Power of God,

 

Then this Gospel is their stability; So Glory to God for ever, this Gospel is from

 

Heaven & not from Man, the Enemy cannot come into it every Man & Woman

 

wth this Gospel wch hath brought Life & Immortality to Light they will see Christ,

 

& come under his Government. Power & Wing yt will preserve, & he will gather ym as

 

a hen gathers her Chickens under wings to keep ym from ye Vermin: Now Christ

 

preserves from under ye Power of Darkness ye Devil yt is ye great devourer of Mankind;

 

& so here under his Power & wing we can say thy Kingdome is an Everlasting Kingdom,

 

it is established in his Power, So stability is in ye Gospel the Power of God.

 

So now Friends two things are in my mind: first God poured out of his

 

spirit upon all Flesh in ye New Covenant. But in ye Old Covenant God poured

 

forth his Spirit on ye House of Israel & Judah; & they that were in ye Spirit of

 

God yn saw this day of ye New Covenant: & yt God would poure of his Spirit upon all Flesh.

 

So now all Flesh must come to this Spirit of God, & know this Spirit to be poured upon ym;

 

this was general & ye other particular, he will pour of his Spirit upon all Flesh, so all

 

Flesh must come to this Spirit if they will worship God. this Spirit doth not come from

 

Adam, nor none of his Sons & Daughters, but from God. God Almighty must have ye eye, or

 

Ear in his Spirit, so all come to this Spirit here is ye Comfort & Joy; this is that wch is

 

not of Man; So this Holy Spirit makes all Subject, & settles ym upon Christ & God,

 

let Waves & Persecutions, & wt ever come, here in this stand to be Preachers, & Possessors

 

of this, they know in it their End even Everlasting Life

 

So now here you may see the Love of God to Mankind yt he would not have ym to

 

Perish, but to have Everlasting Life in Christ Jesus, but some will say how shall I come to

 

know & have this good Spirit? you must leave ye bad Spirit yt leads into all badness,

 

Wickedness, & all manner of Evill, but this Pure, Holy Spirit leads into all manner

 

of Vertue, & all yt is good, there is a distinction one from ye other; as ye Apostle saith

 

ye Fruit of ye good Spirit is love &c.

 

So now Friends none to vex & quench, or give ye Spirit of God; for the Apos=

 

tle saw some in his day going from ye Light Spirit & Gospel, ye Power of God, &

 

went into ye Apostasie; therefore come again to ye Spirit & Truth yt leads out

 

of the Apostasie, & so come to Christ; for as ye Law was given by Moses in ye

 

Old Testament, so Grace & Truth came by Jesus Christ in ye New; In ye Old

 

Testament they had their Offerings of ye Blood of Bulls, Goats, Rams, & Tythes,

 

Swearing Temple, & all those Outward things: : But in ye New Testament ye

 

Lamb Christ Jesus Offered up himself for all; & Said freely you have received freely

 

give: Swear not at all; & hath abolished those Outward things; so there is a distinction

 

between ye Old Covenant & ye New.

 

Now as there was a going into ye Apostasie from ye Light, & Grace, & Truth,

 

& Spirit of God in ye Inward parts, So there must be a coming again to ye Grace &

 

Truth yt is come by Jesus ye Second Adam, & not by ye first Adam if they come

 

out of ye Apostasie; so every Man & Woman must come to this Grace which must be

 

their Teacher; every man come to Jesus from whom they have it; look to him yt

 

keeps your Eyes, Ears, & Hearts up to himself: But some will say this a Common

 

Grace, a natural Grace, & such Talk.

 

How can this be a Common or Natural Grace? The Grace of God yt brings

 

Salvation hath appeared unto all Mankind: The Grace & favour of God to all

 

Mankind; If all men do not Receive this Grace how can they come into ye Favour of

 

God? If this be a Naturall & Common Grace yn they are in ye Naturall Estats, & ye

 

Naturall Man perceives not the things of God; Nay yt is a Speciall Grace yt brings

 

Salvation, this is yt wch turns every Man & Womans eye to Jesus yt Receives it ye

 

Second Adam ye Lord from Heaven to his Light, Grace, & Truth from Death, &

 

Darkness, yt thereby in him all may be setled, & grow in Grace, yea from Grace to

 

Grace, & may encrease; So here in this & by this all is kept in ye sence & feeling of

 

ye Love of God wch ye Grace, Truth, Spirit, & Power yt comes from Jesus Christ, & so

 

comes from God; This keeps every Mans Eye out of old Adam: keeps out of all Carnall

 

Worships, Religions, & Fellowships & keeps up to him yt is Worshipped in ye Spirit

 

& Truth; & in ye true Worship yt ye Devil is out of; This is ye standing pure

 

path; here doth every Man & Woman by ye Grace, Truth, & Spirit, keep their Eye

 

to Jesus, so to God through him; by this comes every Man & Woman to know

 

Christ Jesus their Rock & Foundation, & come to be established, & setled on him ye

 

Rock over all other Foundations in ye World: So now Friends ye Love of God,

 

his blessing is come for every Man & Woman yt Receives it comes to know him

 

to Reigne in his Grace & Truth, Light, & Life, & Gospel wch is ye Power of God;

 

every Man & Woman in it Eye him, & he in you dwelling in you, & you in him, such

 

are sound Christians in Substance & in deed; & therefore prove your selves as ye

 

Apostle saith know you not your own selves how yt Jesus Christ is in you except

 

you be Reprobates; & If he be in you here is ye substance of ye Tipes, Figures, &

 

Shadows: Here is a setled Rest, & Sabbath in Christ Jesus for all his Believers in

 

his Light: O Glory to God for ever.

 

For saith ye Apostle look unto Jesus ye Author & Finisher of your Faith,

 

So now Friends he being ye Author & Finisher of your Faith every Man & Woman

 

must Receive it from him, & not from Old Adam nor none of his Sons, & Daughters

 

O let him come into your Hearts yt came from ye bosome of ye Father let him have

 

Room: wt Room had he formerly but in ye Manger among ye Outward Professing

 

Jews; let him have Room in your Hearts; For he has but a little Room in ye Profes=

 

=sors without Possession, who will not receive his Light, for he hath no Room in yt

 

Proud Lifty mind, therefore let him have ye Reign in you; If he be not in you wt

 

is all talk of Religion good for? for If Christ be not wth in, Man is Seperate

 

from God, from ye Emmanuel God wth us; & in yt Estate Man doth not Witness

 

Peace wth God; but If Christ be known wth in here will be no Reprobate, but

 

stability; he being wth in, yt bruises ye Head of ye Serpent.

 

Therefore to him yt is ye God of all Power I shall commit & commend you,

 

& to ye Word of his Grace to establish you upon Christ Jesus & Therefore every Man

 

& Woman come to know yt you have Received his Faith, his Spirit, his Grace his Life,

 

his Light, & Truth growing up in Christ from whence this comes yt bruises ye Head

 

of ye Serpent & Destroys him & his Works; who is above all, Glory to God for ever;

 

He was & he is & will be to all Eternity: He is a Prophet to open to his People; A.

 

Bishop to Oversee you: a Priest to sanctifie; a King to Rule & Reign in your heart

 

by Faith, exercising his Offices among you; so yt you may all come to sit down in

 

him in the Heavenly Places in Christ Jesus: If you want Life, Salvation, Wisdome,

 

Righteousness, Peace, he is ye Treasure, So come to ye Treasure; he was a Priest,

 

& Prophet, & he is, & will be forevermore to all his believers in his Light; And as

 

every one has Received Christ Jesus so to Walk in him; tis not talking only but

 

walking in Christ Jesus; not only to talk of the Light but walk in it, many may

 

talk of Grace & Truth, but walk in unrighteousness, & unholyness. God is Righteous,

 

& Holy, who will Judge such; to whom I leave you, & yt People may Live to God

 

& Receive ye good things, & blessings that come from God through Jesus Christ, Let

 

your eye be to him from whom you Receive Life, from whom you Receive Grace,

 

& Faith, Who is your Redeemer, by which Grace, & Faith your Hearts come to be

 

purified from dead Works to serve ye Living God; This is he wch Destroyes ye Devil

 

& his Works; In this Faith ye Holy men of God did believe in wch they pleased God,

 

Whereas tis said Heb.11. They all Dyed in ye Faith, not Receiving ye Promises;

 

So they all Dyed in yt wch came from God; they Dyed in yt wch Pleased God; & in

 

yt wch they had access to him, & in which is ye Unity in ye Faith of Gods Elect,

 

wch leads out of all ye bad wayes of old Adam; This is ye Faith yt Jesus Christ

 

is ye Author, & Finisher of ye Second Adam: this brings People to an Inward

 

Intire Life, out of all yt wch will fade away to a Holy Faith, a Holy Life, into

 

a pure, divine, precious Unity, & so to have access to ye Pure Holy God: in wch you

 

have life, & salvation, & in wch Faith you Please God.

 

So God hath ye Glory who is over all from Everlasting to Everlasting

 

   blessed for evermore

   

G. F.

 

16G Fs Prayer

 

Dear Friends & Brethren: as I was at Prayer in my Chamber upon ye 23:12th Month

 

1678. & making Interecssion [sic] to ye Lord for Friends his People, yt ye Lord would be

 

pleased to preserve them from this Rough, & Foul Spirit yt was risen up: & ye Lord did

 

Answer me in my Prayer yt this Spirit was Risen up for ye Tryall of his People In ye Life,

 

& Light, & Power, & Grace, & Truth, & I saw more yn can be Expressed in Words: for it was

 

Risen to try ym, & yt they might keep in ye Power of ye Lord, as in their Habitations:

 

And so wn ye Lord hath tried his People, & their Singleness to him, & When this Spirit

 

hath spent its strength, & gone ye Way of all yt has Risen before it yn they may see

 

how all things work together for good to ym yt Love God: And therefore stand fast in ye

 

Liberty wherewith Christ hath made you free in his Light, Grace, & Truth, & Power, &

 

Spirit, & Faith, to Christ, from whence it comes: Christ yor Rock, & Foundation yt

 

cannot be shaken, & in whom is this Election, Life, & Salvation so yt all may stand

 

to Christ their Lord & Master to be Ordered by him with his Glorious Gospel wch is

 

not of Man but from Heaven.

 

For I saw all Friends as If they were bedewed from Heaven, & they

 

sate as in a Valley, & wet wth ye dew of Life, & ye other hard dead Spirit was

 

floating atop wth Words of Truth; wch Spirit is for ye Triall of his People, of their

 

standing singly in ye Life to god upon their own Foundation. And so as I was at Prayer ye Lord

 

Answered me that this Spirit of J S & J W, & their company was Raised up for ye Triall of

 

Friends their standing to God for it was High, & Friends was low in ye Power &

 

Spirit of God & wet with his dew, & sate in ye Valley, & will Rise wn their High

 

will Fall, & therefore Friends are to stand to God.

   

G. F.

 

The Truth is above all, & Will stand over all ym yt hate it, who Labour in

 

vain against it, & will bring their Old house on their own Head in great

 

Trouble, & in their Winter, & cold Weather, when that their house is down,

 

& their Religion is Frozen, & their Rivers dried up, & their husks gone, &

 

ye Swine begin to cry about their Plantations, & ye Vermine run up & down

 

their Old Rubbish, & their sparks & Candles ^are gone out, & hail, & storm lighteth

 

upon ye head of ye Wicked, yn Woe be to Gog & Magog who hath no covering.

 

In christ you have Peace, In ye world you have trouble, In Christ you have Peace,

 

In ye World you have trouble, No Peace wth God but in ye Light, No Peace wth God but

 

in ye Covenant of Light, wth out is Trouble Amen.

   

G. F.

 

Dear Friends be faithfull in ye Service of God, & mind ye Lords business; be diligent,

 

& bring ye Power of ye Lord over all those yt have gain said it; and all you yt be

 

faithful go to visit ym all yt have been Convinced from house to house, that if it

 

be possible you may not leave a hoof in Egypt: And so every one go seek ye Lost

 

sheep: & bring him home on your back to ye fold, & there will be more Joy of yt

 

one sheep yn of ye ninety nine in ye fold.

   

G. F.

 

17You may Read this in your Monthly, Quarterly, & Yearly Meetings.

 

from our Womens County Meeting in Lancashire to be

 

dispersed abroad among ye Womens Meetings every where

 

Dear Sisters. In ye blessed unity in ye Spirit of Grace, our Souls salute you

 

who are Sanctified in Christ Jesus, & called to be Saints, who are of ye true &

 

Royal Offspring of Christ Jesus, who is ye Root & Offspring of David, & who

 

is ye Resurrection & ye Life of all ye Saints in Light.

 

To you yt [that] are of ye true seed of ye Promise of God in ye beginning yt was to

 

bruise ye Serpents Head, & wch is fulfilled in Christ Jesus, of wch we are made pertakers,

 

wch is ye Seed ye Promise is to, wch ye Apostle spoke of & said God sent forth his

 

Son made of a Woman, made under ye Law to Redeem ym yt were under the Law

 

yt we might Receive ye Adoption &c. Gal. 4.4.

 

To you all every where, where this may come is this written yt in this

 

blessed Seed wch hath ye Promise of ye Eternal God annexed yt he should bruise

 

ye Serpents Head, & yt in this Seed you all Live & dwell in ye sensible feeling

 

thereof; in wch Seed all Nations of ye Earth is blessed.

 

That so we may be all Helps Meet for God in ye Restoration, & Co=heirs

 

wth Christ Jesus, who hath purchased us wth his precious blood, & hath washed us,

 

& Loved us, who is no Respecter of Persons: but hath a care, & regard unto all; ye

 

weak as well as the strong. yt he may have ye Glory of his own Work, who treadeth

 

ye Wine-press alone.

 

And yt every particular of us may be ready & willing to answer wt [what] ye Lord

 

Requires of us in our several places, & Conditions.

 

For as many of us as are Baptized into Christ have put on Christ; for we

 

are all ye Children of God by Faith in Christ Jesus; where there is neither Male nor

 

Female &c, but we are all one in Christ Jesus.

 

And so being in Christ Jesus we are all Abrahams Seed & Heirs according

 

to ye Promise: not of ye Bond-woman but of the free Jerusalem from above, wch is ye

 

Mother if us all.

 

And so here is our Possession, & Inheritance; yt every Faithful Mem=

 

=ber of us may claim a Right unto, & an Interest in: yt all the Powers of Darkness,

 

nor all the Enmity of ye Old Serpent (whose Head is coming to be bruised) can

 

never Seperate us from, tho he may twine, & twist, & Rage, & Storm yt his Power shuld

 

be taken from him, but all to no purpose: for ye Word of ye Eternal God yt endureth

 

for ever stands upon his Head that the Seed of the Woman should bruise the

 

Serpents Head.

 

And this is fulfilled, & fulfilling in this ye Day of ye Lords Power, & of the

 

Restoration, & Redemption of his Seed, & Body wch is his Church; wch is coming out

 

of the Wilderness leaning on her beloved; wch is coming in his Power & Great

 

Glory, tho in the Clouds; and every Eye yt is open sees him; & every Ear yt is unstopped

 

hears him, & every understanding, & Heart yt is Enlightened & opened, is Converted, &

 

healed in this Glorious Day, Praise to ye Highest.

 

So here is the Blessed Image of ye Living God Restored again, in wch he

 

made ym Male, & Female in the beginning; & in this his own Image. God Blessed

 

ym both, & said unto ym Increase & Multiply, & Replenish ye Earth & subdue it,

 

& have dominion over ye Fish of ye Sea, & have dominion over ye Fowls of ye Air,

 

And have dominion over ye Beasts, & over ye Cattell, & over ye Earth: & over ever creep=

 

=ing thing upon ye Face of ye Earth. & in this Dominion & Power ye Lord God is esta=

 

blishing his own seed in ye Male, & in ye Female over ye Head of ye Serpent, & over

 

his Seed, & Power.

 

And he makes no difference in the Seed between the Male & ye Female, as

 

Christ saith Matth. 19.4.6. yt he yt made ym in ye beginning made ym Male & Female;

 

they were both in ye work of God in ye Beginning; & so in ye Restoration.

 

But it is ye Work of ye Old Serpent to put ym out of ye Work of God as he did,

 

in ye Beginning, Tempt ym to Sin & transgression, & Disobedience; so he would still keep

 

ym there, & make a difference, & keep a Superiority, one over another, yt Christ ye

 

Head should not Rule in Male & Female, & so keep ym in Bondage, & in slavery,

 

& in difference, & dissension one wth another, & yn they are fit for his Tentations.

 

But ye Lord God is coming to destroy this Tongue of ye Egyptian Sea, & to

 

smite it in ye Seven Strams thereof; as in Isai. 11.15. And to make all as a Plain

 

before him: & he will level down, & lay low all the loftiness of Man, & ye Harctiness of

 

Men shall be made low, So yt ye Lord alone will be exalted in his own Seed & Power

 

in Male & Female in this his day. Isai. 2.17.

 

And therefore all dearly beloved Friends & Sisters, let us every one be bold,

 

& Valiant, & Faithful, & diligent for ye Lords everlasting Truth upon ye Earth in our

 

Day, & Generation: yt as good stewards we may give a good account unto God of his mani=

 

fold Graces, yt we have Received, & do receive of him & from him daily.

 

And yt as we have a Cloud of Witnesses yt is gone before us wch ye Scriptures

 

of Truth Testifie of that hath Born Witness to his Eternall Truth, & hath been

 

made partakers of the Divine. Blessings, favours, & Graces of Almighty God.

 

And so God is the same to us in our age & Generation as he was to ym

 

in their day & Age; we being Taught & led, & Guided by ye same Eternal Spirit as

 

they were wch proceeds from ye Father & ye Son.

 

So let none be weary, nor faint in their minds, but let all be given up faith-

 

fully to ye Leading & Guiding of ye good Spirit of ye Living God: yt by it every one

 

may know freedome & Redemption from ye Bondage of Corruption: wch Spirit ye

 

Lord is Powring forth in these last dayes upon Sons & Daughters, Servants &

 

Handmaidens, so yt ye General Universal Love of Almighty God is descending, &

 

pouring upon all Flesh in this his Day of Grace, even as he did wn [when] he bid ym wait at

 

Jerusalem to Receive Power from on high wn they were all gather together in an

 

upper Room: & continued wth one Accord, Praying & Making Supplication wth ye

 

Women, & Mary ye Mother of Jesus, & wth his Brethren. Act.1.14.

 

And ye Holy Ghost was poured upon ym so plentifully yt ye Multitude

 

were all amazed, but Peter stood up to witness ye fulfulling of wt was spoken by ye

 

Prophet Joel, yt God would pour out of his Spirit upon all Flesh: & your Sons &

 

Daughters shall Prophesie, & on my Servants, & on my Handmaids will I pour out of

 

my Spirit in those dayes, & they shall Prophesie Acts 2.17.19. Here Peter bears witness

 

to ye same Truth & pouring forth ^of ye same Spirit in yt day wch we are Living Witnesses

 

of in this our Day Praises to ye Lord for ever.

 

So all Dear Friends, & Sisters, make full proof of ye Gift of God yt is in you

 

& neglect it not in this your day & Generation, but yt you may be helps meet in the

 

Restoration, & Resurrection of ye body of Christ wch is his Church, & yt every one

 

may know their place, & calling therein as ye Godly Women under ye Law did.

 

For all yt were wise in Heart put their hand to ye work about ye Taber=

 

=nacle & all the Women whose Hearts stirred ym up in wisdome had their several place

 

to work in about ye Tabernacle as well as ye Men; for all ye Congregation of ye

 

Children of Israel, every one both Men & Women, whose Spirit was made

 

willing they brought ye Lords Offering to ye Work of ye Tabernacle as yo may Read in

 

Exodus [35.?] 25.26.

 

And likewise Miriam ye Prophetess ye Sister of Aaron took a Timbrel in her

 

hand & all the Women went out after her in Triumph, & singing Praises to ye Lord

 

who by his mighty Power had overthrown Pharaoh and his host in the Red Sea.

 

Exod. 15.20.21.

 

And there was an assembly of Women wch Assembled at ye door of ye Taber=

 

-nacle of ye Congregation. Exod. 38.8.

 

And likewise Hannah wn she had weaned her Son Samuel took him & went

 

up to ye House of ye Lord, & took wth her three Bullocks, one Ephah, & a Bottle of wine

 

& slew one Bullock, & brought the Child to Eli & offered him up to ye Lord, & sayd, for

 

this Child, I have prayed, & ye Lord hath given me my portion which I asked of him.

 

as you may see 1Samu. 24.25.26.27. And this Child Samuel did Minister unto ye

 

Lord before Eli ye Priest.

 

And Hannah Prayed: & O ye Gracious words, & Prayer that proceeded out

 

of her mouth by ye Powerful demonstration of ye Eternal Spirit, & ye Power of Al-

 

mighty God, in her! 1 Sam 2.1 to 11. wch all ye Adversaries & Gain sayers against Womens

 

Meetings is not able to gain say. nor resist.

 

Therefore let all mouths be stopped wch would limit the Spirit of ye Lord

 

God in Male, or Female wch he hath not limitted. But ye Lord hath regard unto & takes

 

notice of ye Women, & despises ym not.

 

And you may Read in Isaiah 32. Where ye Kingdome of Christ Jesus is

 

Prophesied of, Behold a King shall Reign in Righteousness, & Princes shall Rule in

 

Judgment; & ye Eyes of ym yt see shall not be dimm, & ye Ears of ym yt Hear shall hear=

 

ken, & the Heart also of the Rash shall understand knowledge, and ye Tongue of the

 

Stammerer shall be ready to speak plainly.

 

Here is ye Glorious Work of ye Lord Prophesied of; & here ye Lord calls.

 

Rise up ye Women yt are at ease, hear my voice ye careless Daughters, give ear to my

 

Speech, many dayes & years shall ye be troubled, ye careless Women, for ye Vintage

 

shall fail, ye gathering shall not come: Tremble ye Women yt are at ease; be troubled

 

ye careless ones: strip ye & make ye bare; gird sackcloth upon your Loyns; they shall

 

lament for ye teats, for ye Pleasant Fields, & for ye Fruitful Vines (see here what a

 

Requiring, or Ariel charge ye Lord layes upon ye Women) until ye Spirit be poured

 

upon us from on high; & ye Wilderness be a fruit field; & ye work of Righteousness

 

shall be peace, & ye effect of Righteousness quietness, & assurance for ever. Here ye Lord

 

had a care & regard to ye Women as well as ye Men and have a Blessing, & a Mer=

 

-cie in store for ym.

 

And also in Jeremiah 9th Chapt. throughout where ye Lord brought destruc-

 

-tion, & wo & misery upon ye Jews, & ye destruction of Jerusalem, because they had for=

 

=saken ye Law of ye Lord. wch he had set before ym, & disobeyed his Voice, & walked

 

not therein, I will scatter ym among ye Heathen saith ye Lord; & I will send a sword

 

amongst ym till I have consumed ym.

 

More over thus saith ye Lord call for ye mourning Womon yt they

 

may come; for a Voice of Mourning is heard out of Zion; yet hear ye Word of ye

 

Lord O Ye Women, & let your Ear Receive the Word of his Month; & Teach your

 

Daughter. Waiting, & every one her Neig[h]bour Lamentation for Death is come up

 

into our Windows, & is entred into our Palaces, to cut off ye Children from wth out, & ye

 

young from ye Streets; speak thus saith ye Lord ye Carcases of Men shall fall as Dung

 

upon ye Open field, & as ye handful after the Harvest Man, & none shall gather ym.

 

Here ye Women had ye Word of ye Lord to speak to ye Men; & here ye Lord

 

makes use, & had a Service for ye Women yt they should Speak his Word from his mouth

 

in this dreadful & terrible day.

 

And also thus saith ye Lord, let not ye Wise Men Glory in his Wisdome,

 

neither let ye mighty Man Glory in his Might, nor let ye Rich man Glory in his

 

Riches; but let him yt glorieth Glory in this yt he understandeth & knoweth me yt I am

 

ye Lord wch exerciseth Loving Kindness, Judgment & Righteousness in ye Earth, for in these

 

things I do delight saith ye Lord.

 

Here ye Lord clearly manifesteth yt he delights in ye knowledge of himself,

 

& of his Righteousness, & Judgment, & Loving kindness, & this he hath a Regard unto both in

 

Man & in Woman, & not in Wise, nor mighty, nor Rich Men.

 

And In Micah 2.9.10. The Lord saith ye Women of my People have ye cast

 

out from their Pleasant Houses, & from their Children have ye taken away my Glory;

 

rise ye and depart, for this is not your Rest because it is polluted; it shall destroy you

 

even wth a sore destruction. &c.

 

And Christ Jesus in ye days of his Flesh had a dear & tender care, & Re

 

-gard unto Woman, who Received many Gracious blessings, & favours from him; he de-

 

spised not ye Woman of Canaan wn she came unto him for her Daughter yt was vexed wth

 

a Devil wn she Worshipped him; & said Lord help me – And wn he saw her Faith he

 

said Woman great is thy Faith, as in Mat.15.

 

And also ye Woman of Samaria in John 4. Christ Jesus directed her to ye

 

gift of God, & told her whosoever drinketh of ye Water yt he giveth should never thirst

 

but ye water yt he did give should be in her a Well springing up to Eternal Life. So he

 

Reasoned & spoke wth her so long till he opened her understanding so yt she perceived

 

yt he was a Prophet.

 

But Jesus saith unto her Woman believe me (so here you may see

 

ye mind of Christ was yt ye Woman should Believe his Doctrine yt he yn spoke unto

 

her) ye Hour cometh wn ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem

 

Worship ye Father; but ye Hour cometh & now is wn ye true worshipers shall wor-

 

ship ye Father in Spirit & in Truth; God is a Spirit, & they yt worship him must

 

Worship him in Spirit & in Truth. &c.

 

The Woman said unto him, I know yt Messias commeth yt is called

 

Christ; Wn he cometh he will tell us all things – Jesus saith unto her I yt speak

 

unto thee am hee.

 

See wt Love, & plainness he manifested unto this Woman not despising

 

her weakness, nor under valueing her, but he spoke ye plain Everlasting Truth unto

 

her; & set up yt Worship in his own Spirit unto her there; wch Remains, & will remain

 

for ever: glorious Praises to his Holy Name for evermore.

 

And all those Women yt he healed. As Peters Wifes Mother wch

 

he healed of a fever; & ye Woman yt had an Issue of Blood; & certain Women yt

 

had been healed of Evil Spirits: & Infirmities; Mary Called Magdalene; out of whom

 

he had cast out Seven Devils; & Joanna ye Wife of Chusa Herods Steward; and

 

Susannah, & many others wch ministered unto him of their Substance.

 

And ye Woman yt had ye Alablaster Box. of Precious Oyntment wash-

 

ed his feet & wiped ym wth ye hair of her Head; all these wth many more Lament him

 

(as ye Scriptures mention) yt had received precious favours, & blessings from him

 

they all Lamented him as they led him away to be Crucified, & all ye People, &

 

Women Followed him, & bewailed him as they led him away; But Jesus turned

 

unto ym & said, Daughters of Jerusalem weep not for me, but weep for your selves, &

 

your Children. And ye Women yt followed him from Galilee followed after, &

 

beheld ye Sepulchre, & how his body was layd; & they Returned, & prepared spices,

 

& Oyntments; & they Rested ye Sabbaoth, as you may see in Luke 23 Chap.

 

And upon ye first day of ye Week very early in ye Morning they came

 

unto ye Sepulchre (to wit ye Women) bringing their Spices wch they had Prepared, &

 

certain others wth ym, & they found ye stone rolled away from ye Sepulchre; &

 

they entred in & found not ye body of ye Lord Jesus.

 

And it came to pass as they were much perplexed, behold Two

 

Men stood by ym in shining Garments: & as they were afraid, & bowed down

 

their faces to ye Earth they said unto ym, why seek ye yt Living among ye Dead ?

 

He is not here, but is Risen — Remember how he spake unto you wn he was

 

yet in Galilee saying ye Son of Man must be delivered into ye Hands of Sin

 

=ful Men, & be Crucified, & ye third day Rise again, & they Remembred his Words;

 

& Returned from ye Sepulchre, & told all these things unto ye Eleven, & to all

 

ye Rest; It was Mary Magdalene, & Joanna, & Mary ye Mother of James, & other

 

Women yt were wth ym wch told these things unto ye Apostles, & their words seemed unto ym

 

as [?]ole Tales, & they believed ym not as you may see in Luke 2.4. & Mark 15.40.41. &

 

Matth. 27.35. & Matth. 28.5 So these Women were ye first Preachers of ye Resurrecti=

 

=on of Jesus.

 

And Jesus himself spoke wth Mary before he was ascended unto his Father

 

& said unto her go unto my Brethren; & say unto ym I ascend to my Father & your

 

Father, & to my God, & your God.

 

And Mary Magdalene came & told ye disciples yt she had seen ye Lord,

 

& yt he had spoken these things unto her.

 

So here ye Lord Jesus Christ sends his first Message of his Resurrec=

 

=tion by Women unto his own Disciples, & they were faithful unto him, & did his

 

Message, & yet they could hardly be Believed.

 

And Paul & Silas wch was sent forth by ye Apostles, & Elders, &

 

Brethren of ye Church wth ye Decrees yt were Ordained of ye Apostles & Elders at

 

Jerusalem for ye Churches to keep; & so were ye Churches established in ye Faith,

 

& Increased in Number daily. &c

 

And this same Paul & Silas who had ye Decrees went to ye place

 

where Prayer was wont to be made, & sate down & spoke to ye Women which

 

Resorted as in Acts. 16.

 

So these yt were chosen Men of ye Apostles & Elders, & ye Whole Church

 

wn they were assembled together, who had their Letters & Decrees for ye Churches to

 

Keep; & as they went through the Cities they deliverd ye Decrees, so established ye

 

Churches in ye Faith: And tho ye Holy Ghost Suffered ym not to Preach at Asia

 

nor Bithinia, yet they went among ye Women as well as ye Men

 

So we having a Cloud of Witnesses of ye Order of ye Gospel, & of ye

 

good Works, & Charitable practises wch is Multiplyed in the Scriptures, & ye Practise

 

of ye Saints in Light in ye Primitives times, Women as well as Men yt is gone before

 

us, we may be encouraged in ye Lords name, Power & Spirit to follow their Example,

 

& Practises.

 

And having ye same Rule wch is in Christ Jesus where neither Circum

 

cision, nor uncircumcision availeth but a New Creature; & as many as walk according

 

to & in this Rule, Peace be unto ym, & Mercy upon ye Israel of God.

 

And as yt Apostle saith let us Press forward towards ye mark for ye price of ye

 

high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

 

And let us therefore as many as be perfect be thus minded, & if in any

 

thing we be otherwise minded, God shall Revoal even this unto us; Nevertheless

 

where unto we have already attained let us walk by ye same Rule, & mind ye same thing.

 

And let us come into our practise, & into our possession of our portions,

 

& Inheritances yt we have Received from ye Lord.

 

And let us Stand Faithfull & True witnesses for him in our day against

 

all deceit & Wickedness.

 

And let us meet together & kept our Womens Meeting in ye Name &

 

Power, & Fear of ye Lord Jesus whose Servants, & Handmaids we are, & in ye good

 

Order of ye Gospel Meet.

1

And first for ye Women of every Monthly Meeting where ye Mens

 

Monthly Meeting is established; Let ye Women likewise of every Monthly Meeting

 

Meet together to wait upon ye Lord, & hearken wt ye Lord will say unto ym, & to know

 

his mind & Will, & be ready to obey & Answer him in every Motion of his Eternal Spirit,

 

and Power.

2

And also to make enquiry into all your several Particular Meetings

 

that belongs to your Monthly Meeting if they be any yt walks disorderly (as doth

 

not to become ye Gospel) or lightly, or wantonly, or yt is not of a good Report, yn to

 

send to ym as you are Ordered by ye Power of God in ye Meeting wch is ye Authority

 

of it, to Admonish & exhort ym, & to bring ym to Judge & Condemn wt hath been

 

by ym done or Acted contrary to ye Truth.

3

And If any transgression or action yt hath been done among Wo=

 

men, or Maids yt hath done any thing yt hath been more Publick, & yt hath got into

 

ye Word; or yt hath been a Publick offence amongst Friends; yn let ym bring in a Paper

 

of Condemnation to be Published as far as ye offence hath gone, & yn to be Recorded in a

 

Booke.

4

And if there be any that goes out to Marry wth ye Priests, or Joyneth in

 

Marriage wth ye World, & doth not obey ye Order of ye Gospel as it is established among

 

Friends; Then for ye Womens Monthly Meeting to send to ym to Reprove ym, & to bear

 

their Testimony against their acting contrary to ye Truth, & If they come to

 

Repentance, & sorrow for their offence, & have a desire to come amongst Friends

 

again, before they can be Received they must bring in a Paper of Condemnation, &

 

Repentance, and Judgment of their action, wch must be Recorded in Friends Book.

 

And also carry a coppy of yt Paper to ye Priest yt Marryed ym, & Judge, & Condemn, & deny

 

yt Action before him, or any of ye World before whom it hath come.

 

And Dear Sisters it is a Duty Incumbent upon us to look into our

 

Families, & to prevent our Children of Runing into ye World for Husbands or for

 

Wives, & so to ye Priests: for you know before ye Womens Meetings were set up many

 

have done so wch brought dishonour both to God, & upon his Truth, & People.

 

Therefore it is our Duty & care to prevent such things in ye Power &

 

Wisdome of God; & to see yt our Children are trained up in ye Fear of God in ye

 

New Covenant: for ye Jews were to train their Children up in ye Old: For you

 

know yt we are much in our Families amongst our Children, Maids, & Servants,

 

& may see more into their Inclinations yn ye Men : And so see yt none Indulge any to

 

Loosness & Evil, but Restrain it. For you see wt became of Old Eli, & his Family

 

for not Restraining his Children.

5

And also all Friends yt keep in ye Power of God & in Faithfull Obedience

 

to ye Truth yt according to ye Order of ye Gospel yt is Established, yt they bring

 

their Marriage twice to ye Womens Meeting & twice to ye Mens.

 

The first time they are come to ye Womens Meeting yt ye Women of ye Meeting

 

do examine both ye Man ye Woman yt they be clear & free from all other Persons,

 

& that they have their Parents, & Friends, & Relations Consent.

 

And ye enquiry be made of their cleernesss in each Particular Meeting wch

 

they belong to before their next appearance in ye Womens Meeting.

 

And If nothing be found but yt they come in cleerness to ye Next Monthly

 

Meeting yn they proceed according to ye Order of ye Gospel, & Perfect their Marriage in

 

ye Meeting of Friends, as Friends wch they belong to sees it convenient.

 

But If any thing be found yt they are not cleer but yt others layes challenge

 

or charge to ym either by promise or otherwise. That yn they do not proceed till they

 

have given satisfaction both to ye Party’s & Friends concerning yt matter according to ye

 

Order of ye Gospel; And yt If any thing be amiss concerning ye Woman yt ye Woman

 

Examine it, & look into it, wch may not be so proper f [sic] ye Men.

6

And likewise ye Women of ye Monthly Meetings take care & oversight of

 

all ye Women yt belongs to their several Particular Meetings yt they bring in their

 

Testimonies for ye Lord, & his Truth against Tythes, & Hireling Priests once every

 

Year; since ye Priest claims & challenges a Tythe wch belongs to Women to pay as well as

 

Men, not only for Widdows, but for ym yt have Husbands: as Pigs & Geese, Hens, & Eggs,

 

Hemp, & Flax, Wooll & Lambs, all wch Women may have a hand in.

 

So it concerns ye Womens Meetings to look strictly through every Parti=

 

cular Meeting yt every Woman bring their Testimony against Tythes, & yt those

 

Testimonies be Recorded in ye Quarterly, or half years book once every Year.

7

And yt every Monthly Meeting give timely Notice to every Particular

 

Meeting yt they make ready their Testimonies against Tythes to be brought in at

 

their Qurterly or half years Meeting as aforesaid. That so all Hearts, & Consciences may

 

be kept cleer, clean, & sweet to our Precious High Priest of our Profession Christ Jesus.

 

who is ye Author of our Faith yt becomes us; who Is Holy, & Harmless, & undefiled, &

 

Seperate from Sinners, Who is made higher yn ye Heavens (Christ Jesus) Who is ye Mi=

 

nister of ye Sanctuary, & of ye True Tabernacle which God hath Pitched, & not Man;

 

He is our Everlasting High Priest forever. And so in him we deny all other

 

Priests both in the time of ye Law & Since yt takes Tithes.

8

And also all Friends in their Womens Monthly & Particular Meetings yt

 

they take speciall care for the Poor & for all those yt stand in need, yt there be no want,

 

nor suffering for outward things amongst the People of God, for ye Earth is ye Lords,

 

& ye fulness of it, & his People is his Portion, & ye Lot of his Inheritance, & he gives freely

 

& Liberally unto all & upbraids none.

 

So it Concerns all yt Fear ye Lord yt he hath endued wth an Outward

 

Substance yt they be free, & Liberal in their Hearts to any yt stand in need, but espe=

 

cially as ye Apostle saith to ye Houshold of Faith.

 

And so let care be taken for ye Poor, & Widdows yt hath young Children

 

yt they be Relieved & helped till they be able, & fit to be put out Apprentices, or Servants.

 

And all ye sick, & weak, & Infirm, or Aged, and Widdows, & fatherless yt

 

they be looked after, & helped, & Relieved in every Particular Meeting either

 

wth Clothes, or Maintenance, or wt they stand in need of; So yt in all things ye Lord

 

may be Glorified, & Honoured; so yt there be no want, nor Suffering in ye House

 

of God, who loves a cheerfull giver.

9

Also let care be taken yt every Particular Womens Monethly Meeting

 

have a Book to set down, & Record their businesses & Passages in yt is done or agreed

 

upon in every Monthly Meeting, or any Service yt any yt any [sic] is to go upon; let yt

 

Book be Read ye Next Monthly Meeting, & see yt ye business be performed according

 

to what was Ordered.

 

And also yt ye Collections be set down in ye Book; & ye Receipts &

 

Disbursments of every Particular Meeting be set down in their Booke & Read

 

at their Womens Monthly Meeting; yt every Particular Meeting may see & know

 

how their Collections are Disbursed.

 

And yt Some Honest Faithful Woman or Women Friends yt can Read &

 

write keep ye Book & Receive ye Collections; & give a just & true Accont in ye Book

 

of ye Disbursments of ym according as ye Meeting shall Order, wch must be Read every

 

monthly Meeting; & so give notice wt is in ye Stock, & wn it is near out, to give notice

 

yt it may be supplied.

10

And Likewise yt there be a General Book in every County for their Quarterly

 

or half years Womens Meeting.

 

And yt there come & appear at ye Quarterly Meeting, some (or as many as

 

can conveniently) of every Monthly & Particular Meeting of their Whole County; &

 

yt Enquiry be made at ye Quarterly Meeting, or Half years Meeting whether there be

 

some of every Montly Meeting; & one or more of every Particular Meeting.

 

And yt ye Quarterly Meeting set down ye name of every Particular Meeting

 

in ye Book yt is wthin, or Pertains to ye Whole County.

 

And yt at every Quarterly Meeting they call over every Monthly, &

 

Particular Meeting to see yt some of every Meeting be there.

 

And yt they bring in every Particular Womans Testimony against Tythes.

 

From every Particular Meeting of cleerness of their Meetings from all ye things

 

before Mentioned; & yt they do all walk & act as becomes ye Gospel.

 

And yt every Particular Meetings Testimonies be Recorded as ye Meetings

 

stand severally in ye Quarterly Booke.

 

And yt all other businesses as is there presented or done yt day may be

 

Recorded in yt Book.

 

And so here in ye Power & ye Spirit of ye Lord God Women come to be

 

Co-heirs; & Fellow Labourers in ye Gospel as it was in ye Apostles dayes; Who Intrea-

 

=ted ^his true Yoke-Fellow to help those Women yt Laboured wth him in ye Gospel. Philip. 4:3.

 

And in his first Epistle to Timothy 5.3. he Exhorted yt Elder Woman yt they

 

should be as Mothers, & ye Younger as Sisters wth all Purity.

 

And in Titus. 2.3 The Aged Women likewise yt they be as becometh

 

Holyness, & Teachers of Good things; And yt they Teach ye Younger Women to be sober,

 

to Love their Husbands, to Love their Children, to be discreet, Chast keepers at home;

 

Good, Obedient to their own husbands yt ye Word of God be not Blasphemed.

 

So here was Womens Meetings, & Womens Teachings of one another, so yt

 

this is no New thing, as some raw, unseasoned Spirits would seem to make it.

 

So dear Sisters in ye everlasting Truth, we do conclude in ye Apostles

 

Words to his Brethren in Phil. 4.8.9. wtsoever things are true, wtsoever things are Ho=

 

=nest. wtsoever things are just: wt soever things are Pure; wtsoever things are Lovely;

 

wtsoever things are of Good Report; If there be any virtue, If there be any Praise

 

think on these things wch ye have both Learned, & Received, & heard, & seen in me,

 

& do ym, & ye God of Peace shall be wth you Amen.

 

And tho we be looked upon as ye Weaker Vessels yet ye strong & Powerful

 

God whose strength is made manifest, & Perfect in Weakness, he can make us good,

 

& valiant, & bold souldiers of Jesus Christ; if he Arm us wth his Armour of Light.

 

& give unto us ye sword of his Eternal Spirit; wch is ye Word of ye Eternall God, &

 

cover our Hearts wth ye Breastplate of Righteousness, & Crown us wth ye Helment

 

of Salvation & give unto us ye holy shield of Faith; wth wch we can quench all ye

 

fiery darts of Satan, & shooe our feet wth ye preparation of ye Gospel of Peace, &

 

set our feet upon ye Mountains, so yt we stand there, & publish glad tidings of great

 

Joy, & say unto Sion thy God Reigneth; & if he bring us to his banquetting house, &

 

Spread his banner over us wch is Love, there we can stand our ground, & fight our

 

Lords Battles boldly & valiantly under our Lords Banner, & in our Lords Armor; He

 

who Respects no Persons, but chuseth ye weak things of ye World, & ye Foolis

 

things of ye World to confound ye Wise; our sufficiency is of him; & His Armor

 

& strength is in him: And all ye great strength yt is in Men if they want this

 

Armor they can do nothing for God; nor he will have none of their service in ye

 

state, who will have no Flesh to Glory in his presence: Our Glory^ing in him is, wh[ich?]

 

doth not, nor will not despise, nor contemn ye weak. And so to him be all Glory

 

& Power, & Dominion forever & ever Amen.

 

This is given forth for Information, Instruction & direction yt in ye

 

blessed unity of ye Spirit of Grace all Friends may be, & Live in ye Practise

 

of ye Holy Order of the Gospel.

   

Signed by 96 Women Friends

 

From ye Generall Womens Meeting

 

4th Month 1677.

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the womens meetings in Dartmouth began at Peleg Slocoms hous

 

the • 26 of the 4 month • i699

 
 

the • 23 • of the 5 • [illegible] Month ^1699 was our womens meeting held in Dartmoth

 

at this meeting John Hedly [Headley] and Mary Slocom [Slocum] laid their intention of

 

marriage before the meeting the meeting chose two women freinds

 

Hannah Tucker and Ruth Tucker to see after the young womans clear

 

=ness against the next monthly meeting

 

at this meeting Ruth Smith undertook to sweep the meeting hous

 

a year at this meeting it was agreed that the meeting at Mehetable [Mehitable]

 

Russells shall be the 4 day of the next week after the womens meeting

 
 

the 26 of the . 6 month i699

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth at this meeting John

 

Hedly [Headley] and Mary Slocom [Slocum] came the second time to receiue their an

 

=swer enquiry being made acording to the order of truth ^and they [illegible]

 

being clear haue [have] the consent of the meeting to proseed in marriage

 
 

the 18 of the 7 month . i699

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth

 
 

the 16 of the . 8 . month . i699

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth

 
 

the . 13 of the . 9 month . i699

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth agreed of at this meet

 

=ing that that[?] weekly meeting that was at peleg Slocums the . 4 day before

 

the monthly meeting . shall be at Stephen Wilcocks [Wilcox] . one fourth day before

 

the monthly meeting and one fourth day before the monthly. at James

 

Trips [Tripps]. and the rest of the fourth day meetings. at the meeting Hous

 
 

the 11 of the i0 month i699

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth. it was ordered by this meet

 

ing that their shall be a colection the next monthly meeting

 
 

the 8 . of the . 11 . month i699

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth at this meeting Mary Slocum

 

was chose to keep the mony colected by the meeting. colected by this meeting

 

and deliuered to Mary Slocum

 

0-i5-2

 

it was ordered by this meeting that their shall be a colection once a quarter

 
 

the 5 . of the 12 month i699

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth. at this meeting John Lapkam [Lapham]

 

and Mary Russell laid their intentions of marriage before the meeting. the

 

meeting chose two women freinds Ruth Tucker and Hannah Tucker to

 

see after the inquire conserning the young womans clearness from all others

 

against the next monthly meeting

 
 

the . 4 . of the first . month i700

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth where John Lapkam [Lapham] and

 

Mary Russell ^came the secund time to receiue their answer enquiry being made

 

acording to the order of truth. and they being clear of al others haue the

 

consent of the meeting to proseed in marriage

 
 

the i of the 2 month i700

 

was our womens meeting D held in Dartmouth. colected by this meeting 0-15-0

 

taken out of the stock for the use of freinds

 

0-12-0

 
 

the . 29 of the . 2 month 1700

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth

 
 

the . 27 . of the . 3 month . 1700

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth

 
 

the 24 of the 4 month . 1700

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth colected by this meeting

0-12-0

 
 

the . 22 . of the 5 month . 1700

 

was our womens meeting held in Da[r]tmouth taken out of the stock at this meeting

 

for the use of freinds

 

0-12-0

 

at this meeting Ruth Smith [n?]undertook the sweeping of the meeting hous for a year

 
 

the 2i9 . of the . 6 . month . I700

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth

 
 

the . 16 of the . 7 . month i700 .

 

was our womens held in Dartmouth colected by this meeting

0-16-1

 
 

the i4 of the . 8 . month i700

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth

 
 

the• 11 of the • 9 • month • I700

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth taken out of the stock at

 

this meeting for the use of freinds

 

1-4-0

 
 

the . 9 . of the . 10 month i700

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth colected by this meeting

0-11-0

 
 

the . 6 . of the . 11 . month . I700

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth. where Abraham booth and

 

abigaill howland laid their intentions of marriage before the meeting

 

the meeting chose two women freinds Mary Slocum and Ruth Tucker to

 

inquire after the young womans clearness, from all others against the next monthly meeting

 

taken out of the stock at this meeting for the use of freinds

 

0-17-0

 
 

the 3 . of the . 12 . month 1700

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth where Abraham booth

 

and abigaill howland. came the second time to receiue their answer inquiry

 

being made acording to the order of truth and they being clear from all

 

others have the consent of the meeting to proseed in mariage

 
 

the . 3 . of the i month . 17001[sic]

 

was our women meeting held in Dartmouth colected by this meeting

0-13-3

 

taken out of the stock for the use of freinds

 

0-9-0

 
 

the . 31 of the . i month . 17001

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth agreed of at this meeting that the

 

first days and weekly meetings shall begin at the eleuenth hour. and that the

 

meetings that were at Sephen Wilcoks [Stephen Wilcox] and James Trips [Tripps]

 

Shall be kept at the meeting hous

 
 

the . 28. of the . 2 . month i7001

 

was our womens meeting m held in Dartmouth agreed of at this meeting that the

 

fourth day meeting at James Trips [Tripps] shall remain there once in two months.

 
 

the . 26 . of the . 3 . month 17001

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth colected by this meeting

0-15-2

 

to at this meeting two women freinds were Chose to giue [give] an acount to the yearly

 

Meeting at Roadisland of any business that may consern the meeting

 
 

the 25 of the . 4 . month i7001

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth

 
 

the 2i of the . 5 . month i7001

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth. taken out of the stock / at this

 

meeting for the use of freinds

 

0-8-9

 

at this meeting hannah brigs [Briggs] . undertook the sweeping. the meeting hous

 

for a year

 
 

the i8 . of the . 6 . month i7001

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth colected by this meeting — 0-16-8

 
 

the i5 of the . 7 . month i7001

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth

 
 

the i3 of the 8 month i7001

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth taken out of the stock at this

 

meeting for the use of freinds

 

i-14-6

 
 

the . 10 . of the . 9 . month i7001

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth colected by this meeting -0-9-0

 

at this meeting Mary Slocom [Slocum] and Ruth Tucker were chose for the disburs=

 

ment of monys out of the stock for the use of freinds as they shall see ocation

 
 

the . 8 . of the . 10 . month i7001

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth

 
 

the 5 . of the . 11 . month i7001

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth

 
 

the . 2 . of the . 12 . month i7001

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth colected by this meeting

-0-5-

 

taken out of the stock for the use of freinds

 

0-8-1

 
 

the . 2 . of the . i . month i7002

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth

 
 

the . 30 . of the . i . month i7002

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth

 
 

the 27 of the . 2 . month i7002

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth at the meeting hous

 

colected by this meeting

 

0-12-1

 
 

the 25 . of the . 3 . month i7002

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth at this meeting two women

 

freinds Ruth Tucker and Hannah Tucker were chose for the yearly meeting at

 

roadisland to giue acount of any business that may consern the meeting

 
 

the 22 . of the . 4 . month i7002

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth . at this meeting Casander Mott and

 

abigail wood were chose to make inquiry conserning James Trips [Tripps] clearness

 

upon the acount of mariage. against the next monthly meeting

 
 

the . 20 of the . 5 month i702

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth colected by this meeting

0-16-?

 

taken out of the stock at this meeting for the use of freinds

 

0-8-0

 
 

the 17 of the 6 month i702

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth at this meeting Mary Smith

 

undertook the sweeping of the meeting hous for a year

 
 

the i4 of the . 7 month 1702

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth

 
 

the . i2 . of the . 8 . month 1702

 

was our womens meeting held in ^Dartmouth colected by this meeting

0-12-2

 

taken out of the stock at this meeting for the use of freinds

 

0 i-4-0

 
 

the . 9 of the 9 . month i702

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth at this meeting Ralph Chapman and

 

Deliverance Slocom [Slocum] laid their int intentions of mariage before the meeting the chose

 

two women freinds Ruth Tucker and Hannah Tucker to inquire conserning the young

 

womans Clearness from all others against the next monthly meeting

 
 

the . 7 . of the . i0 . month i702

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth. at this meeting Ralph Chapman and

 

Deliverance Slocom [Slocum] Came the Second time to receiue their answer. inquiry being made

 

acording to the order of truth. and they being clear of all others have the consent

 

of the meeting to proseed in mariage

 
 

the . 4 . of the . 11 . month i702

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth. colected by this meeting

0-9-8

 
 

the i . of the i2 . month i702

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth where Nathaniell Chase and Abigaill Share

 

man [Abigail Sherman] laid their intentions of mariage before the meeting. the meeting chose two women

 

freinds Mary Slocom [Slocum] and hannah tucker to inquire after the young womans clearness

 

from all others against the next monthly meeting taken out of the stock at this meeting for the

 

use of freinds

 

i-0-0

 
 

the . i . of the i . month i703

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth. where Nathaniell Chase and Abigaill Share

 

man [Sherman] came the second time to receiue their answer inquiry being made acording to the

 

order of truth. and they being clear of all others haue the consent of the meeting to proseed

 

in marriage taken out of the stock at this meeting for the use of freinds

 

0-10-0

 
 

the . 29 . of the . i . month i703

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth colected by this meeting

0-10-3

 
 

the . 26 . of the . 2 . month i703

 

was our womens meeting of freinds held in Dartmouth it was ordered at this meeting

 

that the meetings the other side cocset riuer [river] shall be at William Woods the next first

 

day come week. after the monthly meeting. and one first day come week. after the

 

monthly meeting at James Trips [Tripps] till furder order

 
 

the . 24 of the . 3 month i703

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth at this meeting two women freinds Mary

 

m Slocom [Slocum] and Ruth Tucker were chose to giue acount to the yearly meeting at road

 

island of any business that may consern this meeting. at this meeting. it was ordered that

 

the next men and womens monthly meetings of business. shall be at the meeting hous

 
 

the . 2i . of the . 4 month i703

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth where Joseph Russell and Mary Tucker

 

laid their intentions of marriage before the meeting. the meeting chose two women freinds

 

Mary Slocom [Slocum] and Ruth Tucker to see after the young womans clearness, from all others against the next

 

monthly meeting. colected by this meeting

 

0i-i4-2

 
 

the . 19 of the 5 . month 1703

 

was our womens meeting of held in Dartmouth where Joseph Russell and Mary Tucker

 

the second time to receiue their answer. inquiry being made acording to the order of

 

truth and they being clear from all of others haue the consent of the meeting to proseed

 

in marriage

 
 

the . 16 . of the . 6 . month i703

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth. taken out of the stock at this meeting for the use

 

of freinds

 

i-0-0

 

at this meeting Mary Smith undertook the sweeping of ^the meeting hous

 
 

the i3 . of the . 7 month i703

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth colected by this meeting

0-16-[?]

 
 

the . 11 . of the 8 month i703

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth taken out of the stock for the use freinds

0-8-[?]

 
 

the . 8 . of the . 9 . month i703

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth. at this meeting william born [Bourne] and

 

hannah Sharman [Sherman] laid their intentions of marriage before the meeting. the Meet=

 

ing Chose two women freinds Ruhamah Smith and hannah Tucker to see after

 

the young womans clearness from all others. against. the next. monthly meeting

 
 

the . 6 . of the . 10 month i703

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth where william born [Bourne] and hannah

 

Sharman [Sherman] came the second time to receiue their answer enquiry being made acording to

 

the order of truth, and they being clear from all others haue the consent of the

 

meeting to proseed in marriage. colected by this meeting

 

0-9-8

 

it was ordered at this meeting. that the meetings the other side Cocset river shall be one

 

first day at William Woods. and one first day at James Trips [Tripps] and the fourth day of

 

the week at Stephen Wilcocks [Wilcox] till furder order

 
 

the . 3 of the . 11 . month i703

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth

 
 

the . 31 . of the . 11 . month i703

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth

 
 

the 28 . of the i2 month i703

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth colected by this meeting

0-10-[?]

 

taken out of the stock at this meeting for the use of freinds

 

1-0-[?]

 
 

the . 27 . of the i month i704

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth where John Russell and Rebekah

 

Riketson [Rebecca Ricketson] laid their intentions of marriage before the meeting the meeting chose two

 

women freinds Ruth Tucker and Rachell Allin [Allen] to enquire after the young womans clear

 

ness f[r]om all others against the next monthly meeting. at this meeting Ruhamah Smith and

 

Hannah Sole [Soule, Sowle] were chose to enquire after Heniry [Henry] Tuckers clearness on the acount of

 

marriage against the next monthly meeting

 
 

the 21 . of the . 2 . month i704

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth where John Russell and Rebecah

 

Riketson [Ricketson] came the second time to receiue their answer enquirie being made acording to the

 

orde of truth and they being clear of all others haue the consent of the meeting to proseed

 

in marriage = taken out of the stock at this meeting for the use of freinds

 

0-18-[?]

 
 

the . 22 of the 3 month i704

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth, at this meeting two women freinds

 

Mary Slocom [Slocum] and Ruth Tucker were chose to giue an acount to the yearly meeting at

 

Roadisland of any business that may consern the meeting colected by this meeting

 

0-12-[?]

 
 

the . i9 . of the 4 month 1704

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth

 
 

the . i7 . of the 5 month i704

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth. at this meeting two women freinds

 

Mary Slocom [Slocum] and Rose howland. were chose to take notise of any diferance

 

or disorderly walking of any of the woman freinds. that belong to this meeting. and

 

bring it to the monthly meeting if their be ocation for it at this meeting. eliashib Smith

 

and Dinah allin [Allen] and Benjamine allin [Allen] and Deborah Russell laid their intentions of marria[ge]

 

before this meeting. the meeting chose two women freinds Mary Slocom [Slocum] and Ruth Tucker to

 

enquire after the young womens clearness from all others against the next monthly meeting.

 
 

the . 2i . of the . 6 . month i704

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth. where eliashib Smith and Dinah allin [Allen]

 

and Benjamine allin [Allen] and Deborah Russell came the second time to receive their answer

 

enquiry being made acording to the order of truth. and they being clear of all others

 

haue the consent of the meeting to proseed in marriage. at this meeting two women

 

freinds were cho Ruth Tucker and Ruth Smith. were chose for the yearly meeting at

 

Sallim [Salem ?] and Ruhamah Smith and Rose Howlland [Howland] for the quarterly meeting at roddisla[nd]

 

to give an acount of any business that may consern the meeting. at this meeting hezekiah Smi[th]

 

wife took the sweeping of the meeting hous for a year. colected by this meeting

0-17-1

 

taken out of the stock at this meeting for the use of freinds

1-0-0

 
 

the . 18 . of the . 7 . month i704

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth

 
 

the 16. of the 8 month i704

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth

 
 

the. 20. of the . 9 . month i704

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth. at this meeting two women freinds Mary Slocom [Slocum]

 

and Ruth Tucker were chose for the quarterly at Roadisland [Rhode Island] to give an acount of any

 

business that may consern the meeting. colected by this meeting

0-i7-i0

 

taken out of the stock at this meeting for the use of freinds

1 - 1 - 8

 
 

the. 18 of the . 10 . month i704

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth

 
 

the 15 . of the . 11 . month i704

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth where James Burrill and Mehetabell [Mehitable] Russell

 

laid their intentions of marriage before the meeting. the meeting Chose two women freinds

 

Mary Slocom [Slocum] and Hannah Tucker to enquire after the womans clearness from all others against

 

the next monthly meeting. at this meeting Ruth Tucker and Rose Howland were chose at next

 

business that may consern the meeting

 
 

the 19 of the 12 month i704

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth. where James Burrill and Mehetabell [Mehitable] Russell

 

Came the Second time to receive their answer enquirie being made acording to the order of truth

 

and they being clear of all others haue the consent of the meeting to proseed in marriage

 

at this meeting peter Eston [Easton] and Content Slocom [Slocum] laid their intentions of marriage before the

 

Meeting the meeting Chose two women freinds Rachel allin [Allen] and Hannah Sole [Soule, Sowle] to see after the

 

young womans clearness from all others against the next monthly meeting. at this meeting

 

Mary Slocom [Slocum] was ^chose for the quarterly meeting at Roadisland. and Mary Slocom [Slocum] and Ruth Tucker

 

for the yearly meeting at Sandwich. taken out of the stock at this meeting for the use of

 

freinds

 

1-0-0

 
 

the i9 of the i . month i705

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth where Peter Eston [Easton] and Content Slocom [Slocum]

 

Came the second time to receive their answer. enquiry being made acording to the order

 

of truth - and they being clear from all others haue the consent of the meeting to proseed

 

in marriage

 
 

the i5 . of the . 2 month i705

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth

 
 

the ^2i of the . 3 . month i705

 

was our womens meeting held in Datmouth colected by this meeting — — 0-012-0

 

at this meeting two women freinds Mary Slocom [Slocum] and Ruth Tucker were chose for the quarter=

 

=ly meeting at roadisland to giue an acount of any business that may consern the meeting. at

 

this meeting Ruhamah Smith and Ruth Tucker ^were chose for the ouersight of this meeting

 
 

the i8 of the 4 month i705

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth. it was ordered at the yearly meeting at

 

roadisland . 1705 . that their shall be a meeting called on purpose for marriages

 
 

The i6 of the 5 month i705

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth. At this meeting Ruhamah Smith and Rachell

 

allin [Allen] were chose to see after Jacobs Motts Clearness upon the acount of marriage. taken out

 

of the stock for the use of freinds at this meeting

 

0-3-2

 
 

the 20 of the . 6 . month i705

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth. where edward perry and eliphell [Eliphal] Smith

 

laid their intentions of mariage before the meeting. the meeting chose two women

 

freinds Mary Slocom [Slocum] and Hannah Tucker to enquire after the young womans clear

 

=ness from all others against the next monthly meeting. at this meeting two women

 

freinds - Mary Slocom [Slocum] and Ruth Tucker were chose for the quarterly meeting at

 

roadisland. for any business that may consern the meeting. colected by this meeting - 0-16-8

 

taken out of the stock at this meeting for the use of freinds

 

i-0-0

 
 

the 17 of the . 7 . month i705

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth. where edward perry and eliphell [Eliphal] Smith came

 

the second time to receive their answer. enquiry being made acording to the order of truth

 

and they being clear of all others haue the consent of the meeting to proseed in marriage

 

at this meeting two women freinds Ruth Smith and Rose Howland were chose for the

 

yearly meeting at Situate.

 
 

the i5 of the 8 9 month i705

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth at this meeting Rachell Allin [Allen] was

 

chose to be one to see after the disbursments of mony out of the stock with the women

 

that were chose before

 
 

the i9 of the 9 [blot] month i705

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth. at this meeting two women freinds Mary

 

Slocom [Slocum] and hannah Tucker were chose for the quarterly meeting at roadisland at

 

this meeting two women freinds were ch Ruth Tucker and hannah Cadman were chose

 

to goe to Elizebeth Macumbor [Elizabeth Macumber] to enquire ^the reason of her absenting from the freinds meetings

 

the acounts of the monys record and the acount ballanced: colected by this meetingi 0-8-8

 
 

the i7. of the 10 month 1705

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth at this meeting two women freinds Mary Slocom [Slocum]

 

and Rachell allin [Allen] were chose to goe the second [?] time to elizebeth Macumbor [Elizabeth Macomber] to discours her about[?]

 

her absenting her self from the meetings of freind

 
 

the 2i of the . 11 month i705

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth at this meeting two women freinds Ruth Tuck[er]

 

and Rachell allin were chose to goe to Deborah Gifford to discours her - about sum reports they

 

had heard of her

 
 

the i8 of the i2 month i705

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth at this meeting two women freinds

 

Ruth Tucker and Rachell allin [Allen] were chose for the quarterly meeting at roadisland for

 

any business that may consern the meeting – and Ruth Smith and Rose howland for

 

the yearly meeting at Sandwich colected by this meeting

 

0-12-6

 
 

the i8 of the i month i706

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth. taken out of the stock ^at this meeting for the use

 

of freinds

 

i-0-0

 
 

the i5 of the 2 month i706

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth

 
 

the 20 of the 3 month i706

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth. colected by this meeting

0-9-2

 

at this meeting two women freinds Ruth Smith and Rachell allin [Allen] were chose for the quarterly

 

meeting at roadisland and Ruth Tucker and hannah Tucker for the yearly meeting at roadisland

 

for any business that may consern the meeting at this meeting Mary Slocom [Slocum] and hannah Sole [Soule, Sowle]

 

were chose to uisit [visit] Catharine hudlstone [Huddleston] and to know the reason of her not coming to meeting

 

at this meeting Rachell allin [Allen] and hasadiah Russell were chose to goe to Mary brigs [Briggs] the

 

younger about her marrying without her mothers consent, and conterary to the order of freinds

 

at this meeting these following lines were read

 

these are to the monthly meeting of women freinds in Dartmouth

 

whereas I have commited a trespass against the lord and against the truth in commiting of

 

sin which I have been condemned for in my self and am sorry for it and desire the Lord to give

 

me true repentance and forgiveness for the same. and I doe desire freinds to pass by the samo

 

my transgression

 

given under my

 

Sarah Sherman

 

hand the 20 of

 

the 3 month i706

 

the    younger

 
 

the i7 of the 4 month i706 . was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth

 

was our mon

 
 

the i5 of the 5 month 1706 . was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth

 
 

the i9 of the 6 month i706

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth at this meeting Mary Slocom [Slocum] was chose for

 

the yearly meeting at Salim colected by this meeting

0-i3-3

 

taken out of the stock at this meeting for the use of freinds

i-5-6

 

from this meeting Judah Smith undertakes for a year the tending of the meeting hous

 
 

the i5 of the 7 month i706

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth. at this meeting two women freinds, Ruth Smith

 

and eliphell Slocom [Slocum] were chose for the quarterly meeting at roadisland

 
 

the 2i of the 8 month i706

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth

 
 

the 18 of the 9 month i706

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth colected by this meeting

0-i6-8

 

taken out of the stock at this meeting for the use of freinds

0-6-6

 

at this meeting Ruhamah Smith and Ruth Tucker were chose to see after the disorderly

 

walking of any that belong to this meeting

 
 

the i6 of the 10 month i706

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth at this meeting two women freinds Mary Slu

 

Slocom and Rachell allin [Allen] were chose for the quarterly meeting at Roadisland

 
 

the 20 of the 11 month i706

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth

 
 

the i7 of the i2 month i706

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth colected at this meeting

0-10-7

 

taken out of the stock at this meeting for the use of freinds

0-12-”

 

at this meeting two women freinds mary Slocom and hannah Sole [Sowle] were chose to goe to Deborah

 

Gifford about her not coming to meeting. at this meeting two women freinds Ruth Tucker and

 

Rachell allin [Allen] were chose to take notice if any women or woman should come to this our womans

 

meeting that is not of us to enquire there business. and if they have none to desire their absence

 

at this meeting two women freinds hannah Tucker and elizebeth Russell were chose to goe to

 

Hezekiah Smiths wife about her not coming to meeting

 
 

the i7 of the 1 month i707

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth at this meeting a woman freind Hannah

 

Tucker was chose for the yearly meeting at Sandwitch and two women freinds Mary Slocom

 

and Ruth Tucker for the quarterly meeting at roadisland at this meeting two women freinds

 

Rahamah Smith and Ruth Tucker were chose to see after the disorderly walking of any that

 

belong to this meeting

 
 

the 2i of the 2 month i707

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth at this meeting two women freinds Rachell allin [Allen]

 

and Hasadiah Russell were chose to goe to Deborah Gifford about her not coming to meeting

 
 

the i9 of the 3 month i707

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth at this meeting two women freinds Mary

 

Slocom and Hannah Tucker were chose for the quarterly ^yearly meeting at roadisland

 

colected by this meeting

0-i0-0

 
 

the 23 of the 4 month i707

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth at this meeting Ruth Smith was chose for

 

the quarterly meeting at roadisland taken out of the stock at this meeting for the use of

 

freinds

 

i-0-0

 
 

the 2i of the 5 month i707

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth at this meeting two women freinds Mary Slocom

 

and Rachell allin [Allen] were chose to goe to Meribah Slocom about her proseedings conserning

 

marriage contrary to her parents minds and the order of freinds

 
 

the i8 of the 6 month i707

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth where Isaak barker and elizebeth Slocom

 

[Elizabeth Slocum] laid their intentions of marriage before this meeting the meeting chose two women freinds ^Ruth Tucker

 

and Rachell allin to see after the young womans clearness from all others against the next

 

monthly meeting. colected by this meeting

0-14-4

 

taken out for the stock at this meeting for the use of freinds

0-13-0

 
 

the i5 of the 7 month 1707

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth

 
 

the 20 of the 8 month i707

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth where Isaak barker and elizebeth Slocom

 

came the second time to receiue there answer enquiry being made acording to the order of truth

 

and they being clear haue the consent of the meeting to proseed in mariage

 
 

the i7 of the 9 month i707

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth colected by this meeting

0-6-1

 
 

the i5 of the i0 month i707

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth at this meeting two women freinds

 

Ruth Smith and Hannah Tucker were chose for the quarterly meeting at roadisland

 
 

the i9 of the 11 month i707

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth at this meeting two women freinds Ruth Tucker

 

and Hannah Tucker were chose to goe to Hannah Jenny [Jenney] to labour with her about

 

her praying publickly in meetings

 
 

the i6 of the 12 month i707

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth. colected by this meeting

0-15-1

 

taken out of the stock at this meeting for the use of freinds

0-15-6

 

at this meeting the two women freinds returned hannah Jennys [Jenneys] answer conserning her praying publickly in meetings. which was that she should doe so no more. except the lord

 

required it of her. at this meeting two women freinds Ruth Tucker and Rachell Allin [Allen]

 

were chose to viset freinds at Sepecan

 
 

the i5 of the i month i708

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth. at this meeting two women freinds

 

Ruth Smith and hannah Tucker chose for the quarterly meeting at roadisland

 

at this meeting two women freinds Ruth Tucker and Rachell allin [Allen] were chose overseers

 

for this meeting. at this meeting two women freinds Mary Slocom [Slocum] and Hannah Tucker

 

were chose visitors to goe with them to visit freinds famillys

 
 

the i9 of th . 2 . month i708

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth. at and wheras formerly there has been

 

that were chose of publick freinds for visitors upon consideration find an ill conveniency

 

in it. have from this meeting apointed Ruth Tucker and hannah Tucker and Rachell

 

allin [Allen] and it is ordered that they shall be in the performance of this service. it is

 

likewise suspected that after a genarall viset. of both men and women that these

 

women give an acount to the womens meeting. ensuing before the quarterly meeting

 

how they find things.

 
 

the i7 of the 3 month i708

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth. at this meeting two women freinds

 

hannah Tucker and Ruth Tucker were chose for the, yearly quarterly meeting at roadisland

 

colected by this meeting

0-17-0

 

taken out of the stock at this meeting for the use of freinds

0-5-0

 
 

the 2i of the 4 month i708

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth at this meeting two women freinds

 

hannah Tucker and abigaill allin [Abigail Allen] were chose for the quartely meeting at

 

roadisland

 
 

the i9 of the 5 month i708

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth

 
 

the i6 of the 6 month i708

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth at this meeting Samuell howland

 

and Mary Meriho [Merrihew] and Georg thomas and Martha Tucker and william Rickison [Ricketson]

 

and Meriba Slocom [Meribah Slocum] laid their intentions of marriage before the meeting the meeting

 

chose two women freinds to se[e] after the womens clearness from all others against

 

the next monthly meeting Colected by this meeting

0-i6-2

 

taken out of the stock at this meeting for the use of freinds

i-0-0

 
 

the 20 . of the 7 month i708

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth where Samuell Howland and georg

 

Thomas Mary Meriho [Merrihew] and georg [George] Thomas and Martha Tuker [Tucker] and William Rickison [Ricketson]

 

and Meriba Slocom [Meribah Slocum] came the second time to receive there answer enquiry being made

 

acording to the order of truth and they being clear of all others have the consent of

 

the meeting to proseed in marriage at this meeting six women freinds were chose to

 

see the marriages performed acording to the order of freinds at this meeting two women

 

freinds Ruth Tucker and Ruth Smith were chose for the quarterly meeting at roadisland

 
 

this meeting was a journd from the i8 of the 8 of month to the i day of the 9 month

 

1708. at this meeting it, was ordered that there should be a pap?? preparitive meeting

 

the fourth day of the week before the monthly meeting

 

taken out of the stock at this meeting for the use of freinds

0-12-8

 
 

the i5 . of the . 9 month i708

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth colected at this meeting

0-8-9

 

at this meeting two women freinds Ruth Tucker and Mary lapham were chose to goe to

 

abigaill Howland to know the reason of her not coming to lay her intention of marriage

 

before the meeting

 
 

the 20 of the 10 month i708

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth. at this meeting the two women freinds make

 

return of abigaill howlands answer which was that the fault was not hers that she

 

had not come [blot] at this meeting two women freinds Ruth Tucker and Rose howland were

 

chose for the quarterly meeting at roadisland

 

no womens meeting of business in the . 11 . month i708 by reason of the violentness of the wether

 
 

the 2i . of the . i2 . month i708

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth. colected by this meeting

0-i7-1

 

taken out of the stock at this meeting for the use of freinds

0-10-0

 
 

the . 2i . of the i . month i709

 

was our womens meeting held in Darmouth at this meeting Charls dyer [Charles Dyer] and Mary

 

lapham laid their intentions of marriage before the meeting the meeting chose two

 

women freinds Hannah Tucker and Rose Howland to enquire after the young womans

 

clearness from all others against the next monthly meeting at this meeting two women

 

freinds Mary Slocom [Slocum] and Ruth Smith were chose for the quarterly meeting at

 

 roadisland

 

the i8 of the . 2 . month i709

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth. Charls [Charles] dyer and Mary lapham

 

coming for their answer is referd till the next monthly meeting: this meeting chose two

 

women freinds elizebeth [Elizabeth] Russell and Mary lapham to goe to Hannah Jenny [Jenney] to desire

 

her to forbear speaking or praying or singing publickly in meetings

 
 

the i5 of the 3 month i709

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth. colected by this month

0-i5-8

 
 

the 20 . of the . 4 . month i709

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth at this meeting three women freinds Ruth Tucker

 

and Hannah Tucker and Rachell allin [Allen] were chose for the viseting freinds familys. at

 

his meeting two women freinds. Hannah Tucker and Rose Howland were chose for

 

the quarterly meeting at roadisland

 
 

the i8 of the 5 . month i709

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth at this meeting the two women freinds

 

make return from the quarterly meeting at roadisland. no business for this meeting

 
 

the i5 . of the . 6 . month i709

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth at this meeting Charls dyer and Mary

 

lapham. came the second time to receive their answer. enquiry being made acording to

 

the order of truth. and they being clear of all others have the consent of the meeting to proseed

 

in mariage. the meeting chose two women freinds to see this marriage performed acording

 

to the order of freinds: colected by this meeting

0-i3-6

 
 

the i9 - of the 7 month i709 .

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth. at this meeting two women freinds Ruth

 

Smith and Rachell allin [Allen] were chose for the quarterly meeting at roadisland

 
 

the i7 of the 8 month i709

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth. at this meeting James Russell and

 

Rebeckah Howland laid their intentions of marriage before the meeting the meeting chuse

 

two women freinds to enquire after the young womans clearness from all others against

 

the next monthly meeting. at this meeting the two women freinds make return from

 

the quaterly meeting. no business for this meeting. only to desire that these quiries may

 

be observed. quiery for the monthly meeting to query of the representives of weekly

 

Meeting. how doe freinds keep their chilldren to the plain language of truth doe freinds

 

attend weekly meetings with their children and servants.

 
 

the . 2i . of the 9 . month i709

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth at this meeting James Russell and

 

Rebeckah Howland came the second time to receive their answer. enquiry being

 

made acording to the order of truth. and they being clear of all others have the

 

consent of the meeting to proseed in marriage - colected by this meeting

0-i2-10

 

taken out of the stock at this meeting for the use of freinds

0-i2-10

 
 

theof the . 10 month i709

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth. at this meeting John Green and

 

Mary allin [Allen] laid their intentions of marriage before the meeting. the meeting chose

 

two women freinds Mary Slocam [Slocum] and Hannah Tucker to enquire after the young

 

womans clearness, from all others against the next monthly meeting. at this meeting two women

 

freinds Mary Slocom [Slocum] and Hannah Tucker. were chose for the quarterly meeting at

 

roadisland

 
 

the i6 of the 11 month i709

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth at this meeting John Green and

 

Mary allin [Allen] came the second time to receiue their answer. enquiry being made

 

acording to the order, of truth and they being clear of all others. have the consent

 

of the meeting to proseed in mariage. at this meeting Jabes barker [Jabez Barker] and Rebeckah

 

Russell laid their intentions of marriage before the meeting. the meeting chose two

 

women freinds rose howland and hannah Sole [Soule, Sowle] to see after the young womans

 

clearness against the next monthly meeting. taken out of the Stock at this meeting for the use

 

of friend

i-0-0

 
 

the 29 of the i2 month i709

 

was our womens meeting of held in Dartmouth. colected by this meeting

0-18-3

 
 

the 27 of the i month i7010

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth. at this meeting Jabes barker [Jabez Barker]

 

and Rebekah Russell came the second time to receive their answer. enquiry be-

 

ing made acording to the order of truth and they being clear of all others haue [have]

 

the consent of the meeting to proseed in mariage. two women freinds Hannah Tucker

 

and hannah Sole [Soule, Sowle] were chose to see the marage orderly consumated at this

 

meeting Joseph Chase and Abigaill Tucker laid their intentions of mariage before

 

the meeting. this meeting chose two women freinds18 Mary; Slocum & Ruth; Tucker

 

to see into ye young womans clearness. our visiters brings in their account to this meeting; this

 

meeting chose Ruth; Tucker to draw up an Epistle to Send to ye Quarterly meeting two

 

women friends Rachel; Allen & Ruth; Tucker & Mary; Lapham are chose to speake wth

 

Abigaill; Howland: concerning her going to marry out of ye good order of friends; R. T.

 

is chose to be helpfull to write for ye Meeting

 
 

The 17th day of ye 2th mth in ye year 1710; ~

 

was our womens meeting held in dartmouth: inquiry being made whether Jabez: Barker &

 

Rebekah; [Rebecca] Russell had solemnized their marriage in ye good order of Truth; ye Answer was yes; that matter concerning Joseph; Chase & Abigail; Tucker comming for their Answer is refered to next monthly meeting; ye women frds [friends] yt were chose to attend ye Quarterly Meeting but one of ym [them] went by reason of sicknesse; no businesse from ye Quarterly meeting to this meeting; ye ~women yt were chose to speake wth Abigaill; Howland conserning her going to marry out of good order of frds did speake wth her & she gives no satisfaction; ~ ~ ~

 
 

The 15th of 3d mo in ye year 1710 ~ ~

 

Was our womens meeting held at dartmouth; collected by this meeting 9s-8d ~ ~ ~

 

Joseph: Chase & Abigaill Tucker coming for their Answer is refered to ye next: monthly~

 

meeting; three women frds were chose with ye men to End ye business concerning Abigail;

 

Howlands marrying out of ye order of frds & they agree yt a paper of Condemnation ~ ~

 

Shall goe against her;

 
 

The 19th of ye 4th mo in ye year 1710 ~ ~ ~~ ~ ~

 

Was our womens meeting held in dartmouth where Joseph: Chase & Abigaill Tucker

 

came for their Answer concerning their taking Each other in marriage; inquirey being

 

made & we find nothing to ye contrary but yt ye may proceed in marriage According to ye

 

good order of Truth established amongst frds the women frds mary: Slocum & Ruth; Tu[cker] are Chosen to see ye marriage orderly consumated; ye two women frds yt were Chose to

 

Attend ye Quarterly Meeting gives an accompt yt ye desire of ye Quarterly meeting

 

is yt our collection may be Every mo; it is agreed at this meeting. ye monthly collect[ion]

 

shall begin at our next Quarterly meeting it is ye order of ye yearly meeting at

 

Rhoad Island yt all intentions of marriages Shall be brought first to ye prepar[ative]

 

meeting before ye monthly meeting; this meeting chose two women frds mary; Sloc[um]

 

and Hannah Tucker to attend ye Quarterly meeting; at this meeting our frd

 

Ruth; smith being about to travail unto pensilvania to visit her Children & friends

 

there; desires a Sertificate from this meeting upon yt account which was granted her ~ ~

 
 

The 17th of ye 5th mo 1710

 

Was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth at this meeting we received an Epistle ~

 

from ye Quarterly meeting of women frds held in Newport on Rhoad Island ye 14th of

 

5th month in ye year 1710 which was kindly Excepted []: ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

 
 

The 22th of ye 6th month in ye year 1710: ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

 

Was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 3s[?]:11d:16s taken

 

out of ye stock ye use of frds; accompt being given into this meeting concerni=

 

=ng Joseph; Chase & Abigail; Tuckers Marriage yt it was orderly consumated; ~ ~ ~

 
 

The 18th of ye 7th month in ye year 1710; ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 6s ~ ~ ~

 

this meeting made choyce of Elizabeth; Summers & sarah; Davis for visiters to ~ ~ ~

 

visit frds families at Rochester; this meeting chose two women frds to attend ye

 

Quarterly meeting: Ruth; Tucker & Rachel; Allen; this meeting is ajourned untill

 

ye 4th day before ye Quarterly Meeting: no account brought into this meeting by ye

 

Visiters by reason of sicknesse; this meeting Chose Mary; Lapham to draw up an

 

Epistle to send to ye Quarterly Meeting; ~ ~

 
 

The 16th of ye 8th mo 1710 ~ ~ ~

 

Was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth collected by this meeting 5s no ~ ~ ~

 

Account of any businesse from ye Quarterly meeting to this meeting: ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

 
 

The 20th of ye 9th month 1710; ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

 

Was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth collected by this meeting; 7s:11d ~ ~ ~

 
 

The 18th of ye 10th month . 1710 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

 

Was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth collected by this meeting 12s:4d this ~

 

meeting chose two women frds. Hannah; Tucker; & Mary; Layton [Lawton?] to attend ye

 

Quarterly meeting; this meeting Chose hannah . Tucker & Ruth Tucker to draw up

 

an Epistle to send to ye Quarterly meeting: ~The 15th day of ye 11th month 1710; ~

 

Was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting: 3s=8d; taken

 

out of ye stock 21s; ye women frds yt were chose to attend ye Quarterly meeting went

 

And they bring no account of any businesse to this meeting; The 19th of ye 12th mo 1710

 

Was our womens meeting held at Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 4s;10d ~ ~

 
 

The 26th of ye first month 1710: ~ ~ ~ ~

 

Was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting; 9s ~

 

taken out of ye stock for ye use of frds at this meeting 11s: at this meeting ~

 

ye visiters brings in their account of visiting frds families this meeting chose two ~

 

women frds Rachell; Allen & Ruth; Tucker to attend ye Quarterly meeting

 

this meeting chose Ruth: Tucker & Hannah: Tucker to draw up an Epistle

 

to send ye Quarterly meeting; ~

 
 

The 16th of ye 2th mo 1711 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

 

Was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth collected by this meeting, 9s=2d at this ~

 

ye two women frds makes their return from ye Quarterly meeting of no businesse to this

 

meeting; this meeting chose Ruth: Tucker & Rachel Allen to speake wth Deborah; smith

 

about her going to marry out of ye order of frds this meeting chose three women frds Hann[ah] cker Ruth Tucker & Judeth Howland to speak wth Abigail; allen about ye abusing

 

of her servant: ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

 
 

The 21th of ye 3d mo 1711 . ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

 

Was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth; collected by this meeting 7s:6d ~ye three women

 

frds yt were chose to speake wth Abigaill; Allen; & David: Akin her accuser face to face he not

 

to be had at yt time; they speaking wth her conserning the cruel whipping her negro servan[t] She signifying her consenting to it or rather incouraging of it; this meeting Chose three women frds Hannah: Tucker; Rachell; Allen & Ruth Tucker wth three men frds to draw up her condemnation this meeting by ajournment ye 30th day of ye 3d mo; Draws up ye ~

 

aboue sd Abigaill Allens condemnation & orders it to be read before ye next monthly ^meeting

 

ye two women friends yt were chose to speake wth Deborah: smith concerning her going

 

to marry out of ye good order of frds brings in this account from her yt her frds has not been

 

so carefull in advising her in time to ye contrary; ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

 
 

The 18th of ye 4th mo yeare 1711 -

 

Was our womens meeting held in dartmouth Collected by this meeting 2s:10d ~ ~

 

Hannah; Tucker & Mary; Layton [Lawton?] are chose are for to attend ye Quarterly meeting. held at Newport on Rhoad Island ye 14th day of ye 7th mo; Hannah; Tucker & Ruth; Tucke[r] are chose to draw up an Epistle to send to ye Quarterly meeting Mary; slocum & Rachel; Allen & Hasadiah; Russell are chose to look over ye monthly meeting book &

 

Collection ^& ballan[ce] the accompts ~ ~

 
 

The 16th of ye 5th mo 1711

 

Was our womens meeting held in dartmouth Collected by this meeting 8s:8d taken out

 

Of ye stock at this meeting for ye use of frds 1£ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

 
 

The 20th of ye 6th mo 1711 ~

 

Was our womens meeting held in dartmouth Collected by this Meeting 10s ~ taken ~

 

out of ye stock at this meeting for ye use of frds 9s=9d at this meeting ye women

 

yt were appointed to Look over ye accompts; brings into this meeting ye accompts are

 

ballanced & there is in ye stock 3£=12s=4d it was agreed upon at this meeting yt ~

 

there should be an accompt taken of ye Collection & disburstments of money once

 

yearly frds yt were chose by ye Last preparitive meeting to goe to Susanna; Allen to

 

know whether ye report is true of her being wth child ye frds appointed makes

 

brings into this meeting they have been wth her & she nows yt she is wth child

 

And takes all ye blame & shame to her self clears her parents; This meeting finding

 

an necessity to draw up a condemnation against her for it wch being read & signed here -

 

is ordered to be read Publickly on a first day of ye weeke at this meeting house by ~

 

William; Soule [Sowle] and make Returne to next monthly meeting ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

 
 

The 17th day of ye 7th mo 1711 ~ ~ ~ ~

 

Was our womens meeting held in dartmouth Collected by this meeting ?5s at this ~

 

Meeting Ruth; Tucker was chose to keep ye Collection of ye monthly meeting ~

 

taken out of ye stock at this meeting for ye use of friends 1£:12s: This meeting is

 

ajournd till ye 5th day of ye 8th mo 1711 at this meeting our visiters brings in accompt

 

they have visited frds families & for ye most part were Kindly Excepted; & where

 

any thing was amiss & spoken to there seems to be a Spiritt of Condecention ~

 

Signifying yt they would indeavour it should be soe no more: Ruth; Smith ~

 

& Mary; Layton were chose to attend ye Quarterly meeting; Hannah; Tucker

 

And Ruth; Tucker were chose to draw up an Epistle to send to ye Quarterly

 

Meeting:

 
 

The 15th of ye 8th mo 1711 ~ ~ ~ ~

 

Was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 5s; taken out

 

of ye stock for ye use of frds 5s: Rachel; Allen & Ruth; Tucker is chose to speake

 

wth Sarah; Gifford to know how She stands in her testimonie concerning her ~

 

Childrens marrying out of ye order of frds; ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

 
 

The 19th day of ye 9th mo 1711

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 5s ~

 
 

The 17th day of 10th mo 1711; ~ ~ ~

 

was our womens Meeting held in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 3s=7d

 

Taken out of ye stock for ye use of frds 1[?]: our visiters signifies yt they have not

 

visited frds families this Quarter; Hannah; Tucker & Ruth Tucker are ~

 

Chose to attend ye Quarterly meeting. Ruth; Tucker was chose to draw up an

 

Epistle to send to ye Quarterly meeting: ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

 
 

The 21th day of ye 11th mo 1711 ~

 

Was our womens meeting held in dartmouth Collected by this meeting 5s.6d

 

Ye women frds yt were chose to attend ye Quarterly meeting did not goe nor send

 

by reason of ye hardnesse of ye weather

 
 

The 18th of ye 12th mo 1711

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 9s:5d

 
 

The 17th day of ye 1th mo 1712 ~

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 6s

 

at this meeting our visiters gives accompt yt things in ye generall are pretty well this Meeting makes choyce of Hannah; Tuckor [Tucker] & Mary; Layton to attend ye Quarterly meeting

 

At this meeting it was agread upon yt ye Paper of ye condemnation should goe forth against

 

Deborah Smith for marrying out of ye order of frds not withstanding frds care & advice

 

has been to ye contrary; her condemnation is signed & ordered to be read on ye first day

 

of ye week;

 
 

The 21th of ye 2th moth 1712 ~ was our womens meeting

 

held in dartmouth Collected by this meeting 8s=7d ye women yt were chose to attend

 

ye the Quarterly meeting but one of ym [them] went She brings no accompt of any businesse

 

for this meeting;

 
 

The 19th of ye 3d mo th 1712 ~ ~ ~

 

was our womens meeting held in dartmouth  collected by this 7s: 6d ~ ~

 
 

The 23d day of ye 4th mo 1712 ~ ~ ~ ~

 

Was our womens meeting held in dartmouth collected by this meeting 12s .10d

 

Taken out of ye stock. for keeping ye meeting house 2£ taken out of ye stock

 

for ye use of frds 1£ 2s 6d this meeting chose two women frds mary; slocum

 

And Rachel: Allen to attend ye Quarterly meeting:

 
 

The 21st day of ye 5th

 

month 1712, was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth collected by this ~

 

meeting 2s ~ ye women yt were chose to attend ye Quarterly meeting did not goe by

 

reason of sickness; 5s disbursted for ye use of frds; ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

 
 

The 18th day of ye 6th mo 1712

 

was our Womens meeting held in Dartmouth collected by this meeting 8s

 

Our aged friend sarah; Allen desires a Sertificate having some intention to Leave

 

this meeting Hannah: Tucker. & Ruth; Tucker are Appointed to draw up

 

a Sertificate against ye next monthly meeting ~ The 15th day of ye 7th mo 1712

 

was our womens meeting held in dartmouth Collected by this meeting 8s ~

 

disbursted for ye use of frds 14s; our visiters brings in an accompt to this meeting

 

That they have visited frds families & in ye generall things pretty well ~ ~

 

Some things not well we have taken care further conserning it: Rachell Allen

 

And Ruth; Tucker are chose to attend ye Quarterlie meeting: ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

 
 

The 20th of ye 8th mo 1712 ~

 

Was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth collected by this meeting 3s:3d

 

at this meeting mary: Dyre [Dyer] desires a Sertificate She intends to goe with her

 

Husband to Providence to settle: frds has taken care yt it may be done

 

against next monthly meeting.

 
 

The 17th day of ye 9th mo 1712

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 5s:10[?]d

 

disbursted for ye use of frds 18s: Mary: Dyres [Dyers] sertificate is not drawn for

 

Some consideration at this meeting frds finding nothing to hinder has

 

Chose two frds Hannah;Tucker & Ruth;Tucker to draw a Sertificate ~

 

Against next monthly meeting ~ The 15th day of ye 10th moth 1712

 

Was our womens meeting held in dartmouth Collected by this meeting 9s 4d

 

Our visiters Signifies they have not visited frds families this Quarter: two

 

frds are chose to attend ye Quarterly meeting Hannah: Tucker & Rachel: Allen

 

Ruth Smith is chose to be helpfull to make up ye accompts wth Ruth; Tuck[er]

 

Accompts ballanced; & there is in ye stock two pound two shillings & six pe[nce]

 

Ruth; Tucker is chose to draw up an epistle to send to ye Quarterly meeting

 
 

The 19th day of ye 11th mo 1712 ~ ~ ~

 

was our womens meeting held in dartmouth Collected by this meeting 7s:3[d]

 

the women yt were chose to attend ye Quarterlie meeting did not goe by

 

Reason of some Hinderances yt could not be avoided we have no

 

Accompt from ye Quarterly meeting to this meeting; 7s:3d disbursted for ye use of frds

 
 

The 16th day of ye 12th 1712

 

was our womens meeting held in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 3s:10d

 
 

The 16 of th i mo 1713

 

Was our monthly meeting of women frinds held in dartmouth

 

Collected by this meeting 7s five pence 43 disbusted for the

 

youce of frinds mary Slocom [Slocum] hannah tucker are chose to atend

 

thay quarterly meeting this meeting is agurned tel thay 3 day of

 

the 2 mo: our visitars gives acount to this meeting that thay

 

haue visited frinds families and for the most part find things

 

prety wall; hannah tucker and Ruth tucker are chos to draw

 

up an acount to send to the quartarly meeting ^Abigail Allins [Allen] condemnation whare as i haue

 

ben consenting to the beting of my negro saruent beyound what

 

I now think was convenent being ty ed by his hands and stript

 

for which i have ben consarned in my self and in much trobel

 

for it and do on i was of my wach at that time and so hard

 

ness of hart got in which if i had kept to the Spirit of truth

 

had not consented as above sade: for the clering of truth and

 

the testimony thare of i give thes lines de[s]ireing that the

 

lord might pas it by and that i migh come into younity

 

with the Lords peepel again. abygel allen [Abigail Allen]

 

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The 20 of ye 2 moth 1713

 

Was our Monthly Meetting of Women Friend Held att Dartmouth

 

Colected by This Meetting 7s The Frd That ware Chose to Attend The Q[illegible]

 

Meetting Brings no Account of any Bisness.

 
 

The 18 of ye 3 moth 1713

 

Was our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held att Dartmouth

 

Colected by This Meetting 9s 2d Disbusted for the use of Frd 30s

 
 

The 22 of ye 4 moth

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held att Dartmouth

 

Colected by This Meetting 7s 2d Att This Meetting were Chose Elizabeth

 

Trip [Tripp] & Ruth Smith to Attend ye Quarterly Meetting

 
 

The 20 of ye 5 moth 1713

 

Was our Monthly Meetting of Women Frd Held att Dartmouth

 

Colected by This Meetting 7s 8d

 
 

The 17 of ye 6 moth 1713

 

Was our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held att Dartmouth

 

Colected by This Meeting 7s 4d

 
 

The 21 of ye 7 moth 1713

 

Was our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held att Dartmouth

 

Colected by This Meetting 7s 6d Rochester The Weekly Meetting of Women

 

Frd gives an Account That Things are Prety well among Them. Hannah

 

Tucker & Rachel Allin [Allen] are Chose to Attend The Quarterly Meetting This

 

Meetting is Ajorned tell ye Youths Meetting.

 
 

The 20 of ye 8 moth 1713

 

Was our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held att Dartmouth

 

Colected by This Meetting 1s 9d

 
 

The 16 of ye 9 moth 1713

 

Was our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held att Dartmouth

 

Colected att This Meetting 2s: Disbusted for the use of frd 20s

 
 

The 21 of ye 10 moth 1713

 

Was our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held att Dartmouth

 

Colected att This Meetting 3s 3d Edward Wing & Desire Smith Lead [Laid] Their

 

Intention of Mariage before This Meetting Hannah Tucker & Marye

 

Smith are Chose to Inquire into the Young Womans Clearness. Hannah

 

Tucker & Mary Smith are Chose to Attend ye Quarterly Meetting Ruth Tuc-

 

-ker is Chose to draw up an Account to send to ye Quarterly Meetting.

 
 

The 18 of ye 11 moth 1713/4

 

Was our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held att Dartmouth

 

Colected att This Meetting 6s 6d Dusbusted out of ye Stock 5s att This Meetting

 

Edward Wing & Desire Smith Came for Their answer Inquiare being Made

 

Friends finds nothing but That They may Procede in Mariage According to the

 

good order Procribed among Them.

 
 

The 15 of ye 12 moth 1713/14

 

Was our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held att Dartmouth

 

Colected att This Meetting 5s 7d Ruth Tucker & Mary Slocom [Slocum] are Chosen to Take

 

an Account of ye Colection and ye Disbustments. The Accounts are Ballanced and There

 

Remaines in ye Stock 2£ 3s 6d

 
 

The 15 of ye 1 moth 1714

 

Was our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held att Dartmouth

 

Colected att This Meetting 4s 6d Rochester Weekly Meetting brings in Their

 

Account that Their visiters hath visited Frd familis and find Things in Prety

 

good order This Meetting is Ajorned tell ye 4d before ye Quarterly Meetting our

 

Visiters brings in Their Account to this Meetting held by Ajornement brings

 

That They have visited frd families and find good Satisfaction. Ruth Tucker

 

Mary Slocom [Slocum] are Chose to Attend ye Quarterly Meetting Dasbusted 20s on [Truths?]

 

Account Ruth Tucker is Chose to draw up an Account to Send to ye Quarterly

 

Meetting

 
 

The 19 of ye 2 moth 1714

 

Was our Monthly Meetting of Women Friend Held att Dartmouth

 

Colected att This Meetting 5s The Women That were Chose to Attend ye Quarterly

 

Meetting was not Their

 
 

The 17th of ye 3 moth 17414

 

Was our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held att Dartmouth

 

Colected att This Meetting 9s 1d

 
 

The 21d of ye 4 moth 1714

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held att Dartmouth

 

Colected att this Meetting 12s 6d Dasbusted 12s 8d Mary Slocom [Slocum] Rachel Allin [Allen] Are Chosen to Attend ye Quarterly Meetting Ruth Tucker is Chosen is to draw up ~

 

an Account to send to ye Quarterly Meetting.

 
 

The 19th d of ye 5 moth 1714

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held att Dartmouth

 

Colected att this Meetting 8s 1d Frd That were chose to Attend ye Quarterly Meetti[ng]

 

Brought an Epesle which was Read and kindly Received

 
 

The 16d of ye 6 moth 1714

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held att Dartmouth

 

Colected att This Meetting 4s 6d

 
 

The 20th d of ye 7 moth 1714

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held att Dartmouth

 

Colected att this Meetting 5s 1d + 10s Dasbusted Ruth Smith is Chose to Attend

 

ye Quarterly Meetting our Visiters hath Visited frds families & was kindly Rece

 

ved with good satisfaction and find Things prety well as fare as they see

 
 

The 18d of ye 8 moth 1714

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held att Dartmouth

 

Colected att This Meetting 2s:5d Dasbusted 15s ye Frd That were Chose to Attend

 

The Quarterly Meetting did not go by Reason of Sickness

 
 

The 15d of ye 9 moth 1714

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held att Dartmouth

 

Colected att this Meetting 3s:6d Taken out of ye Stock 4s

 
 

The 20d of ye 10 moth 1714

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held att Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 8s 5d Desbusted 40s 6d for The Use of Friends

 

Hannah Tucker Mary Slocom [Slocum] are Appointed to Attend ye Quarterly

 

Meetting Hannah Born [Bourne] that was being Mar[ri]ed out of ye good Order of Truth

 

Friends hath sined [signed] a paper of Condemnation against her.

 
 

The 24d of ye 11 moth 1714/15

 

Was our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held att Dartmouth

 

Colected att This Meetting 4s 11d Desbusted 6s one of ye Frds That was chose did

 

Attend ye Quarterly Meetting and brings an Account of no Bisness Ezieiah [Hezekiah] Smi

 

ths Daughter Mary her Mariing out of the Order of Friends is left to ye Judg

 

ment of ye Men and we shall joyn with Them in what they due [do]

 
 

The 21d of ye 12 moth 1714/15

 

Was our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held att Dartmouth

 

Colected att This Meetting 13s:1d Nickleas [Nicholas] Davis & Mary Sommers [Summers] hath lead Their Intention of Mariage before This Meetting This Meetting hath Chose

 

Mary Smith & Sarah Wing to Inquire into The Young Womans Clearness

 

Hannah Tucker & Ruth Tucker are Chose to balance ye Accounts.

 
 

The 28d of ye 1 moth 1715

 

Was our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held att Dartmouth

 

Colected att this Meetting 5s 7d Nickleas [Nicholas] Davis & Mary Sommers [Summers] Came for th[eir] Answer This Meetting finds nothing to hender Them but That they may Proc[e]de in Mariage According to ye good order of Truth Benjeman Born [Benjamin Bourne] and Hannah Wing Lead Their Intention of Mariage before this Meetting Ruth

 

Tucker & Meheatable [Mehitable] Wing are Chose to Inquire into ye Young Womans Clearness Mary Laton [Lawton, Layton] & Ruth Tucker are Chose to Attend ye Quarterly Meettinge Rochesters Weekly Meetting gives an Account That they have Visited Friends

 

families & are Incoriaged in it Ruth Tucker is Chose to draw up an Account to

 

send to ye Quarterly Meetting

 
 

The 18d of ye 2 moth 1715

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held att Dartmouth

 

Colected att This Meetting 4s 7d Benjeman Born [Benjamin Bourne] & Hannah Wing Came

 

for Their Answer This Meetting finds nothing bat that These may Procede

 

In Their Mariage According to ye good order of Truth ye Frds That were Chose

 

did Attend ye Quarterly Meetting Brings no bisness to This Meetting

 
 

The 16 of ye 3 moth 1715

 

Was our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held att Dartmouth

 

Colected at This Meetting 7s 6d

 
 

The 20d of ye 4 moth 1715

 

Was our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held att Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 4s 10d Taken out of ye Stock 6s Ruth Smith, Mary

 

Laton [Layton] are Chose to Attend ye Quarterly Meetting

 
 

The 18d of ye 5 moth 1715

 

Was our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held att Dartmouth

 

Colected at This Meetting 4s 6d one of ye Frds That were Chose did Attend

 

The Quarterly Meetting and brings no Bisness to this Meetting.

 
 

The 15d of ye 6 moth 1715

 

Was our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 5s 9d Accounts Balanced and Their Remaines

 

In ye Stock £1:16s

 
 

The 19d of ye 7 moth 1715

 

Was our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at This Meetting 7s 5d Rochesters Weekly Meetting gives an Account

 

That they have Visited Frds families and in some families They find Thing[s]

 

are Indeforant well, This Meetting is ajorned tell ye 4 day before ye Quarterly M

 

The Visiteres brings in Their Account to This Meetting held by Ajornment.

 

The 12 day of ye 8 moth That they have Visited Frds families and find Things are

 

among Some in good Order Rachel Allin [Allen] & Mary Laton [Lawton, Layton] are Chosen to Attend ye Quarterly Meetting Ruth Tucker are Chose to draw up an

 

Account to Send to ye Quarterly Meetting

 
 

The 17 of ye 8 moth 1715

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held att Dartmouth

 

Colected at This Meetting 5s 2d Jeames [James] Barker & Elizabeth Tucker Lead

 

Their Intention of Mariage before This Meetting Mary Slocom [Slocum] and

 

Rachel Allin [Allen] is Chose to Inquire in to The Young Womans Clearness

 

The Frds That were Chose did Attend ye Quarterly Meetting and brings

 

no Bisness to This Meetting.

 
 

The 21 day of ye 9 moth 1715

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held att Dartmouth

 

Colected by This Meetting 9s Jeames [James] Barker & Elizabeth Tucker Came

 

for Their Answer This Meetting finds nothing but that they may Procede

 

In Mariage According to ye good Order of Truth.

 
 

The 19d of ye 10 moth 1715

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held att Dartmouth

 

Colected by This Meetting 6s 1d Desbusted for The use of Frds £1:9:6

 

Hannah Tucker & Mary Laton [Lawton, Layton] are Chose to Attend ye Quarterly

 

Meetting Ruth Tucker is Chose to draw up an Account to Send to ye

 

Quarterly Meetting.

 
 

The 23d of ye 11 moth 1715/16

 

Was Oour Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held att Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 6s The Frds That were Chose did Attend the

 

Quarterly Meetting and brings no Bisness to this Meetting.

 
 

The 20d of ye 12 moth 1715/16

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held att Dartmouth

 

Colected at This Meetting 6s 7d

 
 

The 19d of ye 1 moth 1716

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held att Dartmouth

 

Colected at This Meetting 6s 7d Hannah Tucker and Mary Laton [Layton] is Chose

 

to Attend ye Quarterly Meetting Desbusted for ye use of Frds 20s Ruth Tucker

 

is Chose to draw up an Account to Send to ye Quarterly Meetting.

 
 

The 16d of ye 2 moth 1716

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held att Dartmouth

 

Colected at This Meetting 4s We Received an Epestle from ye Quarterly ~

 

Meetting.

 
 

The 21d of ye 3 moth 1716

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held att Dartmouth

 

Colected att This Meetting 11s 6d

 
 

The 18 of ye 4 moth 1716

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held att Dartmouth

 

Colected att This Meetting 8s 5d

 
 

The 16 of ye 5 moth 1716

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held att Dartmouth

 

Colected at This Meetting 7s 6d Desbusted for ye use of Friends 7s 6

 
 

The 21 of ye 6 moth 1716

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held att Dartmouth

 

Colected at This Meetting 7s 6d Desbusted for ye use of Friends 7s 6d Eleazar

 

Slocom [Slocum] & Deborah Smith lead Their Intention of Mariage before this

 

Meetting Hannah Sole [Soule, Sowle] & Mary Smith ^were chose to make Inquiery Into the

 

Young Womans Clearness

 
 

The 17 of ye 7 moth 1716

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held att Dartmouth Colected

 

att this Meetting 6s 6d Eleazar Slocom [Slocum] [&] Deborah Smith Came for Their Answer

 

Inquiery being Made Nothing appeares but that they may procede In

 

Mariage According to ye good order of Truth

 
 

The 15d of ye 8 moth 1716

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held att Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 3s 6d one of The Friends That were Chose did Attend

 

The Quarterly Meetting and no Besness offers to This Meetting

 
 

The 19 of ye 9 moth 1716

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held att Dartmouth

 

Colected at This Meetting 8s 2d.

 
 

The 17d of ye 10 moth 1716

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held att Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 6s 9d Mary Slocom [Slocum] & Mary Lawton are Chose

 

to Attend ye Quarterly Meeting Ruth Smith & Ruth Tucker are Chose

 

to Ballance ye Accounts Hannah Tucker is Chose to keep the Stock That

 

Belongs to This Meetting Desbusted 15s 5d for ye use of Frds ye Accounts Bal

 

lanced and Their is in ye Stock £1 15 6.

 
 

The 21d of ye 11 moth 1716/17

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at This Meetting 8s 6d The Friends That were Chose did Attend

 

The Quarterly Meetting and Brought an Epestle which was Read and

 

kindly Received

 
 

The 18d of ye 12 moth 1716/17

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at This Meetting 1s 10d.

 
 

The 18d of ye first moth 1717

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at This Meetting 2s 2d Hannah Tucker & Mary Lawton is Chose

 

to Attend ye Quarterly Meetting This Meetting is Ajorned tell ye Youths

 

Meetting it being ye six day before ye Quarterly Meetting.

 
 

The 15 of ye Siesond [Second] moth 1717

 

Was our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 4s 2d The Friends that were Chose to attend the

 

Quarterly Meetting did attend it and brings no Besness to this Meetting

 
 

The 20d of ye 3 moth 1717

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 13s 11d Taken out of ye Stock for ye use of Friends 5s 6d

 

This as an Account from Rochesters preperative Meetting That Benjeman

 

Clevan [Benjamin Cleveland] Sarah Davis Juner is Married Contrary to the good order of truth altho Friends has Laboured much with them about it The Parents of ye Young

 

Woman is not found so Clear In there Testimoney against it as Friends Could

 

a Desired Hannah Tucker & Hepsabeth Hadaway [Hathaway] are Chose to Discorce

 

y Them Concerning it

 
 

The 24 of ye 4 moth 1717

 

Was our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 7s.11d Edward Wing & Sarah Tucker Lead [Laid] Their

 

Intention of Mariage before this Meetting Mary Slocom [Slocum] & Hannah

 

Sole [Soule, Sowle] are Chose to Inquire into ye Young Womans Clearness

 
 

The 15d of ye 5 moth 1717

 

Was our Monthly Meetting of Woman Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at This Meetting 6s 9d Edward Wing [&] Sarah Tucker Came for

 

Their Answer Friends finds nothing against Them but that they may Pro

 

cede in Mariage According to The good Order of Friends 2s 6d Taken out of

 

The Stock for ye use of Friends.

 
 

The 19 of ye 6 mo 1717

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at This Meetting 11s 6d The Women That were Chose to Speak wit[h]

 

Sarah Davis Concerning her daughter and She Signefies to This Meetting

 

That She has keept her Self Clear and been very muchConcerned for

 

Their wrong Procdings

 
 

The 16 of ye 7mo 1717

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at This Meetting 7s 10d Rochester Friends gives an Account That they

 

have visited Friends families and find Things prety well This Meetting is

 

Ajorned tell ye Youths Meetting which is before The Quarterly Meetting This

 

Meetting held by ajornment ye 4d of ye 8mo our visiters gives an Account that

 

They have visited Friends families and find Things in prety good order as far

 

as they See Mary Layton [Lawton] is Chose to Attend ye Quarterly Meetting Ruth Tucker

 

is Chose to draw up an Account to send to ⁄this Meetting

 
   

the 16 of the 7mo 1777 [sic]

 

The 21 of ye 8 mo 1717

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Woman Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at This Meetting 5s 3d Daniel Godard [Goddard] & Mary Tripp Lead Their

 

Intention of Mariage before This Meetting Mary Slocom [Slocum] & Hannah

 

Cadman are Chose to Inquire Into ye Young Womans Clearness Taken out

 

of ye Stock for The use of Friends 5s 7d Friends That were Chose [?] did attend

 

The Quarterly Meetting and brings no Bisness

 
 

The 18 of ye 9 moth 1717

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at This Meetting 7s 2d Daniel Godard [Goddard] & Mary Tripp Came for Their

 

Answer and Friends finds nothing but that They may Procede in Mariage Ac

 

cording to The good Order of Friends Isaac Howland [&] Hannah Allin [Allen] Lead

 

Their Intention of Mariage before This Meetting Mary Slocom [Slocum] & Hannah

 

Tucker are Chose to Inquire Into ye Young Womans Clearness

 
 

The 16d of ye 10th mo 1717

 

Was our Monthly Meetting of Woman Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at This Meetting 5s Isaac Howland & Hannah Allin [Allen] Came for

 

Their Answer and Friends has Given Them leave to Mary Taken out of ye Stock

 

30s for ye use of Friends Mary Lawton & Mary Russel [Russell] are Chose to Attend The Quar

 

terly Meetting Ruth Tucker is Chose to draw up an Account to Send to the Meeting

 
 

The 20 of ye 11 mo 1717/18

 

Was our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at This Meetting 1s This Meetting Received an Eppestle from ye Quarterly

 

Meetting which was Read and kindly Excepted

 
 

The 17 of ye 12 mo 1717/18

 

Was our Monthly Meetting Held at Dartmouth Colected at This Meetting 8s

 

William Sole [Soule, Sowle] & Rachel Allin [Allen] Lead their Intention of Mariage before this Meetting Daniel Shepard [Shepherd?] [&] Mary Sherman Lead Their Intention of Mariag Hannah Tucker Elizabeth Russel [Russell] are Chose to Inquire Into the Young

 

Womens Clearness.

 
 

The 17 of ye 1 moth 1718

 

Was our Monthly Meetting Held at Dartmouth Colected at This Meetting 9s

 

William Sole [Soule, Sowle] & Rachel Allin [Allen] Came for Their Answer and Friends Gave Them Leave to Mary According to ye good order of Friends Rochester Women Friends gives

 

an Account to This Meetting and it is Ajorned tell ye Youths Meetting

 
 

The 21 of ye 2 moth 1718

 

Was our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at This Meetting 5s 1d Daniel Shepard Mary Sherman Came for

 

Their Answer and Friends finds nothing but that they may Procede in Mariage

 

According to the good Order of Friends.

 
 

The 23 of ye 3 mo 1718

 

Was our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 5s-7d

 
 

The 23 of ye 4 moth 1718

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 7s-9d Mary Lawton Hannah Tucker are Chose to

 

Attend The Quarterly Meetting our Visiters gives an Account That They have

 

Visited Friends families and find Things much as They have been of leate

 

Disbusted for ye use of Friends 7s 2d

 
 

The 21 of ye 5 moth 1718

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Womaen Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at This Meetting 9s 8d Ruth Tucker Ruth Smith Hannah Tucker

 

are Chose to Ballance ye Accounts

 
 

The 18 of ye 6 moth 1718

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at This Meetting 12s Received an Epestle from ye Quarterly Meetting

 

which was Read and kindly Excepted The Accounts Ballanced and their is in

 

The Stock £6=2:6

 
 

The 15 of ye 7 mo 1718

 

Was our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at This Meetting 6s=7d Joseph Mosher Mehittable [Mehitable] Smith Lead

 

Their Intention of Mariage before This Meetting Mary Slocom [Slocum] Mary

 

Smith are Chose to Inquire into the Young Womans Clearness Mary Lawton

 

Mary Smith are Chose to attend the Quarterly Meetting

 
 

The 20 of ye 8 mo+ 1718

 

Was our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at This Meetting 2s 11d Joseph Mosher Mehettable [Mehitable] Smith Came for Their Answer and Friends gave Them leave to Mary According to the good Order of

 

Truth The Friends brings no Account of bisness from ye Quarterly Meetting

 

Disbusted for The use of Friends £1 8s

 
 

The 17d of ye 9 mo 1718

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at This Meetting 4s Adam Mott Abthyer Hadaway [Apphia Hathaway] Lead Their Inten tion of Mariage before This Meetting Hannah Tucker Mary Lappam [Lapham]

 

are Chose to make Inquire Concerning ye Young Womas Clearness.

 
 

The 15 of ye 10 moth 1718

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 4s 6d Adam Mott Abthyer Hadaway [Apphia Hathaway] Came for Their Answer Friends finds nothing but that they may Procede In Mariage according

 

to ye good Order of Truth disbusted for ye use of friends 4s Mary Lawton Marye

 

Rusel [Mary Russell] are Chose to Attend ye Quarterly Meetting

 
 

The 19 of ye 11 moth 1718/19

 

Was Oor Monthly Meetting of Women friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at This Meetting 1s 6d we have no Account from ye Quarterly Meetting

 
 

The 16 of ye 12 moth 1718/19

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at This Meeting 6s 5d Phineas Chase Desiare [Desire] Wing Lead Their

 

Intention of Mariage before This Meetting Elizabeth Wing with Mehittable [Mehitable]

 

Wing are Chose to make Inquire Into the Young Womans Clearness This Meetting

 

hath Received an Account from Rochester Weekly Meetting w gives an account

 

That They have Visited Friends families and find Things in prety good Order

 
 

The 16 of ye 1 moth 1719

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at This Meetting 8s 1d ye Visiters gives an Account that they have visi

 

ted friends families and find Things prety well Mary Slocom [Slocum] Hannah Tucker

 

are Chose to Attend ye Quarterly Meetting Ruth Tucker is Chose to draw up an

 

Account to sind to that Meetting £1-16 disbusted for ye use of Friends

 
 

The 20 of ye 2 mo 1719

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 7s 3d Taken out of the Stock 7s for ye use of Friends

 

The friends that were Chose to Attend ye Quarterly Meetting brings an Acc

 

ount That Their is a Woman Chose out of every Weekly Meetting to Attend

 

The Q Yearly Meetting

 
 

The 18 of ye 3 mo 1719

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 9s 3d £ 2 disbusted for a Woman that has

 

Met with a Loss by fire Rachel Allin [Allen] Dinah Smith are Chose

 

to discorce Dorcace [Dorcas] Earl Concerning her Daughter Deborah Marying

 

In the way of ye World.

 
 

The 22 of ye 4 moth 1719

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected 4s 8d Phineas Chase Desire Wing Came for Their Answer friends finds

 

Nothing to hinder Them but that they may Procede According to the good

 

Order of Truth This Meetting is Ajorned tell ye Youth Meetting This

 

Meetting held by Ajornment gives Testimoney against Ruth Lawton

 

for her out going in haveing a Child with out being Maried Mary Slocom [Slocum]

 

Mary Smith are Chose to Attend the Quarterly Meetting Ruth Tucker

 

is Chose to write to the Meetting.

 
 

The 20 of ye 5 moth 1719

 

Was our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Metting 3s 6d Disbusted for ye use of Friends 8s Ruth

 

Lawtons Condemnation is Signed and to be read at Coket Meetting House

 
 

The 17 of ye 6 mo 1719

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 6s This Meetting Received an Eppestle

 

from ye Yearly and Quarterly Meetting at Newport and was Read &

 

kindly Received £ 2:10 Disbusted for the use of Friends

 
 

The 21 of ye 7 mo 1719

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at This Meetting 6s Receved an Account from Rochester that They

 

have Receved an Account from ye visiters That hath visited Friends and find

 

Things for ye most part prety well visiters of this Meetting gives word that they

 

find thing in pretty good Order as fure as they See Hannah Tucker Ruth

 

Smith are Chose to attend ye Quarterly Meetting

 
 

The 19 of 8 ye mot 1719

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at This Meetting 3s 5d Rachel Allin [Allen] Ruth Tucker is Chose to go

 

to Alice Antone to discorce her Consirning her Marying out of the Order

 

of Friends Rachel Allin [Allen] Abigal Allin [Abigail Allen] Con is Chose to take Lyddy

 

How land to due for ye Same fault

 
 

The 16 of ye 9 mo 1719

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 3s 6d John Summers Preast Davis Lead [Laid]

 

Their Intention of Mariage before this Meetting Martha Wing and

 

Elizabeth Wing are Chose to Inquire into the Young Womans Clearness

 
 

The 25 of ye 10 mo 1719

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 11s 10d John Summers Preast Davis Came for

 

Their answer and Their is nothing found but that they may Procede

 

In Mariage According to the good Order of Truth Disbusted for the

 

use of friends 11s Mary Lawton Mary Smith are Chose to Attend ye Quarterly

 

Meetting Ruth Tucker

 
 

The 18 of ye 11 moth 1719/20

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at This Meetting 5s 6d Desbusted for ye use of Friends £2[?] 10

 
 

The 15 of ye 12 mo 1719/20

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 3s Ruth Smith Hannah Tucker Ruth Tucker

 

are Chose to Ballance ye Accounts Disbusted for The use of Friends 5s 6d

 
 

The 28 of ye 1 mo 1720

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 8s 11d visiters gives an Account that they have

 

Visited friends families and find Things prety well Mary Slocom [Slocum] Hannah

 

Tucker are Chose to Attend ye Quarterly Meetting Abigal Allin [Abigail Allen] Phebe

 

Tucker are Chose to discorc Sarah Wing for her out goings Ruth Tucker is Chose

 

to write to the Quarterly Meetting

 
 

The 18 of ye 2 mo 1720

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 8s 3d Brier Godard [Goddard] Ann Smith Lead Their

 

Intention of Mariage before this Meetting Ruth Smith Phebe Tucker

 

are Chose to Inquire Into the Young Womans Clearness The Friends that

 

were Chose to ye Quarterly Meetting brings an Account that ye Meetting

 

hath Taken it in to Consideration Concerning ye Chusing of visiters and

 

Refered to ye Yearly Meetting. The Friends brings in their Accout Concer

 

ning Their discorse with Sarah Wing and She Signifies to them that

 

The Report is True for The which They have Sined [Signed] a paper to be Read

 

against her

 
 

The 16 of ye 3 mo 1720

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 5s 5d Rachel Allin [Allen] Ruth Tucker Allice [Alice]

 

Tripp is Chose to discorce Alice Tripp Concerning a paper that was

 

Sent in to the Meetting be She and her Husband

 
 

The 20 of ye 4 mo 1720

 

Was Our Meetting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 7s 2d Brier Godard [Goddard] Ann Smith Came for

 

Answer friends finds nothing but that they may Procede In Mariage

 

According to the good Order of Truth Mary Slocom [Slocum] Mary Smith are

 

Chose to Attend ye Quarterly Meetting.

 
 

The 18 of ye 5 mo 1720

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 11s 11d Received an Epestle from ye Yearly

 

Meetting which was Read and kindly Excepted It is Con[c]luded by ye Year

 

ly Meetting that ye Monthly Meettings Shall Chuse Their visiters once

 

a Year Disbusted 20s for ye use of Friends

 
 

The 15 of ye 6 mo 1720

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth.

 

Colected at this Meetting 8s 6d John Waiker [Walker] Sarah Summers Lead

 

Their Intention of Mariage before this Meetting Mehettable Wing

 

Doritie Wing are Chose to make Inquire Into the Young Womens Clear

 

ness this Meetting Chuses Rachel Allin [Allen] Hannah Tucke[r] Marye

 

Smith Hannah Cadmon [Cadman] visitors The Accounts are balanced and thei[rI

 

is In the Stock £1:12s

 
 

The 19 of ye 7 mo 1720

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 7s 11d Rachel Allin [Allen] is Chose to keep the Stock Mary

 

Slocom [Slocum] Mary Lawton is Chose to Attend the Quarterly Meetting

 
 

The 17 of ye 8 mo 1720

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 5[?]s John Su Waker [Walker] Sarah Summers Came

 

for Their Answer friends finds nothing but that they may Procede in Ma

 

riage According to the good Order of Truth Samuel Wing Dorite Clivens [Dorothy Clifton] Lead Their Intention of Mariage before this Meetting Martha Wing Bashabe

 

Barler [Bathsheba Barker?] are Chose to Inquire Into ye Young Womans Cle arness

 
 

The 21 of ye 9 mo 1720

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 7s Benjeman Russel [Benjamin Russell] Abigal Howland

 

Lead Their Intention of Mariage before this Meetting Joseph Tucker

 

Mary Howland also Lead Their Intention Phebe Tucker Jeane [Jean, Jeanne] Smith

 

are Chose to make Inquiere Into ye Young Womens Clearness

 
 

The 19 of ye 10 mo 1720

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 7s 1d Samuel Wing Dorite Cliven [Dorothy Clifton] Came for

 

Their Answer friends finds nothing to hinder Them but that they may Pro

 

cede In Mariage in the good order of Truth Benjeman Russel [Benjamin Russell] Abigal

 

Howland and Joseph Tucker Mary Howland Came for their Answer This

 

Meetting gives leave to them Mary in the good Order of truth Disbusted for ~

 

the use of friends £1:1 Ruth Tucker is Chose to     ye Sende to ye Quart

 

terly Meetting

 
 

The 16 of 11 mo 1720/21

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 6s Daniel Weeden Joanna Slocom [Slocum] Lead Their

 

Intention of Mariage before this Meeting Hannah Tucker Phebe Tucker

 

are Chose to Inquire into ye Young Womans Clearness. This Meetting hath

 

Sinned [Signed] a paper against Sarah Akines [Akin] for Mariing against friends Con

 

cent

 
 

The 20 of 12 mo 1720/21

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at This Meetting 8s Daniel Weeden Joanna Slocom [Slocum] Came for Their answer Friends finds Nonthing to Hinder Them gives Leave to Mare in the good Order of

 

Truth Desbusted for ye use of Friends £1=15

 
 

The 27 of 1 mo 1721

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at This Meetting 8s. Receved an Account from Rochester Weekly Meett

 

ing That they have Visited Friends families and for the most part find things wel[l]

 

This Meetting is Ajorned tell ye Youths Meetting. ye 4d of 2 mo ye Meetting held[?]

 

by Ajornment our Visiters gives an Account they have Visited friends families

 

and finds among Some Things in good Order but Others not so well as Could be desired

 

but friends are in the Labour to Regulate and bring into order. Hannah Tucker

 

Phebe Tucker are Chose to Attend ye Quarterly Meetting Ruth Tucker is

 

Chose to write to ye Meetting

 
 

The 17 of ye 2 mo 1721

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected by This Meetting 3s 6d The friends brings no Account of Besness from

 

ye Quarterly Meetting.

 
 

The 15 of ye 3 mo 1721

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected by This Meetting 6s 3d Desbusted 6s 4d

 
 

The 19 of ye 4 mo 1721

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected by This Meetting 7s Thomas Bordain [Borden] Mary Gifford Lead Their In

 

tention of Mariage before this Meetting Mary Slocom [Slocum] Hannah Tucker

 

are Chose to mak Inquiere Into the Young Womans Clearness £1 4 Desbusted

 

for ye use of Friends Mary Slocom [Slocum] Hannah Tucker are Chose to Attend the

 

Quarterly Meeting.

 
 

The 17 of ye 5 mo 1721

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 5s 6d Thomas Bordain [Borden] Mary Gifford Came for their

 

Answer friends finds nothing to Hinder them gives Leave to Take Each

 

Other In the good Order of Truth

 
 

The 21 of ye 6 mo 1721

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at This Meetting 4s 6d

 
 

The 18 of ye 7 mo 1721

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 10s Desbusted for the use of Friends 13s 6d Receivd

 

on Account from Rochester Weekly Meetting that they have visited friends

 

families and finde things prety well This meetting Chuses visiters for this Y

 

ear Hannah Cudmon [Cadman] Hannah Tucker Mary Smith Phebe Tucker Mary

 

Smith Mary Rusel [Russell] are Chose to Attend ye Quarterly Meetting Ruth Tucker is

 

Chose to R write to ye Quarterly Meeting.

 
 

The 23 of ye 8 mo 1721

 

Was Our Monthly Meeting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 4s

 
 

The 20 of ye 9 mo 1721

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this meetting 9s 6d

 
 

The 18 of ye 10 mo 1721

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 6s Abraham Tucker Elizabeth Rusel [Russell] Lead

 

Their Intention of Mariage Mary Rusel [Russell] Mary Smith are Chose to ma

 

ke Inquiere Into the Young Womans Clearness Mary Lawton Phebe Tucker

 

are Chose to Attend ye Quarterly Meetting Ruth Tucker is Chose to draw

 

up an Account to send to y Meetting Hannah Tucker Mary Rusel [Russell] are Chose

 

to Speak with Mary Howland about her Marging out of ye order of Truth

 
 

The 15 of 11 mo 1721/22

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women friends Held At Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 3s 6d Abraham Tucker Elizabeth Rusel [Russell] Came

 

for Their Answer friends finds nothing to hinder Gives Them Leave to Procede

 

In Mariage According to the good Order of Truth ye friends that were Chose to

 

Talke with Marye [Mary] Howland ^saes she gives them no Satisfaction.

 
 

The 19 of ye 12 mo 1721/22

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 14s 11d It is a Concluded Mary Howlands Condemnation

 

Shall be Signed and Read in ye Next Meetting

 
 

The 26 of ye 1 mo 1722

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 5s The Visiters gives an Account that they have visited

 

friends families and for the most part find things prety well Mary Slocom [Slocum]

 

Hannah Tucker are Chose to Attend the Quarterly Meetting Ruth Tucker is

 

Chose to write to the Meetting

 
 

The 23 of ye 2 mo 1722

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 4s 10d Isacc Wood Mary Potter Lead Their Intention

 

of Mariage before this Meetting Hannah Cadman Phebe Tucker are Chose

 

to See Into the Young Womans Clearness

 
 

The 21 of ye 3 mo 1722

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 6s 6d Isaac Wood Mary Potter Came for Their Ans

 

wer friends finds Nothing to Hinder Them gives Leave to Mare In the good

 

Order of friends Seth Rusel [Russell] Hannah Allin [Allen] Lead Their Intention of

 

Mariage before This Meetting Mary Rusel [Russell] Phebe Tucker are Chose to Make

 

Inquiere Into the Young Womans Clearness Desbusted for ye use of Friends 1s6 d [?]

 
 

The 18 of ye 4 mo 1722

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 6s 5d Seth Rusel [Russell] Hannah Allin [Allen] Came for Their

 

Answer friends find Nothing to hinder Gives Leave That they may Procede

 

In Mariage In the good Order of Truth

 
 

The 16 of ye 5 mo 1722

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 7s 9d Jeames [James] Sherman Grisel Merihue [Grizzel Merihew] Lead Their Intention of Mariage before This Meetting Mary Laton [Lawton] Phebe Tucker are Chose to make Inquiere Into ye Young Womans Clearness Received an Epestle from

 

Rhoadisland [Rhode Island] Yearly Meetting which was Read and kindly Excepted.

 
 

The 20 of ye 6 mo 1722

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 5s 7d Jeames [James] Sherman Grisel Mrihue [Grizzel Merihew] Came for Their Answer friends finds nothing to hinder gives them leave to Mare Rachel Al

 

lin [Allen] Ruth Smith Ruth Tucker is Chose to Balance ye Accounts Desbusted for the

 

use of Friends £1. 28.

 
 

The 17 of ye 7 mo 1722

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 7s 9d Benjeman Wing Content Tucker Lead Their

 

Intention of Mariage before this Meetting Mary Slocom [Slocum] Mary Rusel [Russell] Are

 

Chose to Inquire Into the Young Womans Clearness Mary Lawton Hope Merihue [Merihew]

 

are Appointed to Attend ye Quarterly Meetting Desbusted 9s 9d for ye use of Friends

 
 

The 15 of ye 8 mo 1722

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 3s 9d Benjeman [Benjamin] Wing Content Tucker Came for Their

 

Answer friends finds nothing to Hinder gives them Leave to Mare [Marry] In the Good

 

Order of Truth John Lawton Patience Cerby [Kirby] Lead their Intention of

 

Mariage before this Meetting Hope Merihue [Merihew] Mary Lappam [Lapham] are Chose to Make Inquiere Into the Young Womans Clearness visiters Chose for this Year

 

are Hannah Tucker Phebe Tucker Mary Rusel [Russell] Hannah Cadman.

 
 

The 19 of ye 9 mo 1722

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Woman Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 6s John Lawton Patience Cerby [Kirby] Came for their answer

 

friends finds Nothing to Hinder gives them Leave to Mare In the good Order of

 

Truth The Accounts Ballanced and their is in the Stock £2 9 10.

 
 

The 17 of ye 10 mo 1722

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 8s Desbusted for ye use of Friends £2 15 Mary Slocom [Slocum]

 

Rebecca Slocom [Slocum] are Chose to Attend ye Quarterly Meetting Ruth Tucker is Cho

 

se to write to the Quarterly Meetting

 
 

The 21 of 11 mo 1722/23

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 5s Received an Epestle from ye Quarterly Meetting

 

which was Read and kindly Excepted

 
 

The 18 of ye 12 mo 1722/23

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Woman Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 3s 1d

 
 

The 15 of ye 1 mo 1723

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 7s 10d Hannah Tucker Mary Rusel [Russell] are Chose to Attend

 

The Quarterly Meetting visiters gives an Account that they have visited friends

 

families and find good Satisfaction in it Ruth Tucker is Chose to write to the

 

Meetting.

 
 

The 15 of ye 2-mo 1723

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 3s 10d

 
 

The 20 of ye 3 mo 1723

 

Was Our Monthly Meetting of Women friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Colected at this Meetting 3s 4d Hearing an Accout that Elizabeth Tripp

 

ye Wife of Joseph Tripp has a mind to be in unity with friends haveing for

 

Some Time past been desowned for Mareing out of the Order of Friends This

 

Meetting Chuses Two friends Mary Lawton Hannah Cudman [Cadman] to discorce

 

with her and Return her Answer to ye Next Monthly Meeting.

 
 

The 22 of ye 4 mo 1723

 

Was our Monthly Meeting of Women Friends held in Dartmouth

 

Collected at this Meeting 9sd 1d Mary Slocum and Mary Smith are Chosen

 

to Attend the Quarterly Meeting to be holden at Rhoadisland 14s ==

 

Disbusted for the Vse [use] of friends

 
 

The 15 of ye 5 mo 1723

 

Was Our Monthly Meeting of Women Friends held in Dartmouth

 

Collected. by this Meeting 5s 2d this Meeting Recieved an Epistle from

 

Rhoadisland Yearly Meeting Which Was Read and Cindly Excepted

 
 

The 19 of ye 6 mo 1723

 

Was our Monthly Meeting of Women friends held in Dartmouth

 

Collected by this Meeting: 8s 1d Disbusted by this 20s

 
 

The 16 of ye 7 mo 1723

 

Was our Monthly Meeting of Women friends held in Dartmouth

 

Collected by this Meeting 6s 1d Phebe Tucker and Mary Laton [Lawton] are Chosen

 

to attend the Quarterly Meeting to be holden at PorthMouth [Portsmouth] on Rhoad [Rhode]

 

Island Ruth Tucker Is Chosen to Righ [write] to the Quarterly Meeting 20s

 

Disbusted for the Vse fo [sic] friends

 
 

The 21 of the 8 mo 1723

 

Was our Monthly Meeting of Women friends held at Dartmouth

 

Where Samuel Howland and Sarah Soul [Soule, Sowle] Laid their Intentions of Marriage and

 

Ware Desired to Wait for their Answer untill our Next Collected by this

 

Meeting 5s and 5s Disbusted for the Use of friends

 
 

The 18 of ye 9 mo 1723

 

Was our Monthly Meeting of Women friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Collected By this Meeting 5s 6d at this Meeting Samuel Howland and

 

Sarah Soul [Soule, Sowle] Came for their answer. this Meeting finding Nothing to Hender

 

them giving them Leave that they Might Marry in the good order of truth

 
 

The 16 of ye 10 mo 1723

 

Was our Monthly Meeting of Women friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Collected by this Meeting 5s 6d Visiters Chose for this year Hannah

 

Tucker Phebe Tucker Hannah Cadman Hannah Tucker and Mary Laph[am]

 

are Chosen to attend the Querterly Meeting to be Held at Newport on

 

Rhoadisland

 
 

The 20 of ye 11 mo 1723/4

 

Was our Month^ly Meeting of Women friends Held at Dartmouth

 

No Business presented

 
 

The 17 of ye 12 mo 1723/4

 

Was our Monthly Meeting of Women Friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Collected by this meeting 5s 3d phebe Tucker is Chosen to Keep the Stock

 
 

The 16 of ye 1 mo 1724

 

Was our Monthly Meeting of Women friends Held at Dartmouth

 

Collected by this Meeting 8s 3d this Meeting is Aiurned [Adjourned] Untill the

 

3dy of ye 2 mo Next: this Meeting Being Met According to Aiurmend

 

Barnabas Howland and Rebecah Lapham Have Laid their intentions

 

of Marriage Before this Meeting Were Desired to Wait for their

 

answer Untill our Next Phebe Tucker and Mary Smith are Chosen

 

to Make inquire into the young Womans Clearness Elisabeth

 

Tripp and Phebe Tucker are Chosen to Attend the Quarterly Meeting to

 

be held at porth Mouth [Portsmouth] the 10 of ye 2 mo 1724 Ruth Tucker Is Chose

 

To Draw Up an Account to the Same

 
 

The 20 of the 2 mo 1724

 

Was our Monthly Meeting of Women friends held in Dartmouth

 

Collected by this meeting 4s 19d Barnabas Howland and Rebecah Lapham

 

Came for their Answer the Meeting Finding Nothing to hender give them leave

 

to Marry in the good order of truth ye friends that Was Chose to attend the

 

quarterly meeting Brings No account to this Meeting of any Business

 
 

The 18 of ye 3 mo 1724

 

Was our Monthly Meeting of Women friends held in Dartmouth

 

Collected by this Meeting 4s 3d ==

 
 

The 22 of ye 4 mo 1724

 

Was our Monthly Meeting of Women friends held in dartmouth

 

at this Meeting Amos Taber and Elizabeth Lapham laid their Inten

 

tions of Marriage and they are Desired to Wait untill our Next for

 

their Answer this Meeting Makes Choice of Mary Russel [Russell] and Phebe Tucker

 

to Make inquire into the young Womans Clearness this Meeting Makes

 

Choice of Mary Slocum and Hope Mariho [Merihew] to Attend the quarterly Meeting to be

 

held at Newport on Rhoad Island Ruth Tucker Is Chose to Draw up an

 

account to the Same: 3s Disbusted for the Vse of friends

 
 

The 20 of ye 5 mo 1724

 

Was our Month Meeting of Women friends held in Dartmouth

 

Amos Taber and Elizabeth Lapham Came for their Answer friends finde No

 

thing to hender. give them Leave to Marry in the good order of truth =

 

Collected By this meeting 6s 1d this meeting Recieved an Epistle from

 

Rhoad Island yearly Meeting Which was Read and Cindly Excepted

 

friends that Was chose to Attend the quarterly Meeting brings No account of

 

any business to this Meeting

 
 

The 17 of ye 6 mo 1724

 

Was our Monthly Meeting of Women friends held in dartmouth

 

Jonathan Wood and Peace Davis Laid their Intention of Marriage and

 

they Were Desired to Wait Untill our Next for their answer and Phebe

 

Tucker and Mary Lapham are Chose to make inquire into the young Womans

 

Clearness Thomas Smith and Sarah Russel [Russell] Laid their intention of Marriage

 

before this Meeting and they are desired to Wait Untill our Next for their

 

answer. Also Nathan Jene [Jenney] and Prisciller Taber Laid their Intentions of

 

Marriage before this Meeting and they Were Desired to Wait Untill our

 

Next for their answer and Mary Russel [Russell] and Jeen [Jean] Smith are Chose to Make

 

Inquire into the young Womens Clearness Collected at this Meeting 8s 3d

 

Disbusted for the Use of friends 34s Shillings

 
 

The 24 of the 7th month 1724

 

Was our monthly meeting of women friends held in

 

Dartmouth Jonathan Wood and Peace Davis Came for their answer

 

this Meeting finding nothing to hinder gives them Leave to marry in the

 

good order ^of truth and also Nathan Gene [Jenne] and Pricilla Taber Came to this meeting

 

for their ^answer and friends finding all thing Clear Gives them Leave to marry in the

 

order of truth and also At this meeting Simeon Gifford and Susanna Jenkins

 

Laid their intentions of taking each other in marriage and Was desired

 

to wait til the next monthly meeting for their answer and frien there

 

was friends Chose to se[e] into their Clearness of the young woman

 

Phebe Tucker and Mary Laton [Lawton] are Chose to attend ye Quarterly meeting to be

 

held at Portsmouth ye 16 of ye 8th month next

 

There was Collected at this meeting 6 Shilling and three pence

 
 

The 19th of ye 8th month 1724 Was our monthly meeting of Women friends held

 

at Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 3s and 8d

 

at this meeting Thos Smith and Sarah Russel [Russell] Came to this meetin[g] for their

 

answer and nothing appearing to hinder they had their answer and Leave

 

to marry One: of ye friends that was Chose to attend the Quar[ter]ly meeting Last

 

did attend and bring no account of any business

 
 

The 16th of ye 9th month 1724 Was our monthly meeting of Women friends

 

held in Dartmouth: Collected at this meeting 0-07s=00 and taken out of the

 

Stock for ye use of friend 1-10=00 At this Meeting Abigal Ricketson

 

Gave in a Paper of Condemnation acknowledgemen of her out going in Marrying Contrary

 

to the Order of friends Which was accepted and She is under ye Care of friends again

 
 

The 21st of ye 10th mo: 1724 Was our monthly meeting of Women friends held in

 

Dartmouth Collected by this meeting six shillings & 8 pence

 

at this meeting Jedediah Wood and Keziah Summers Laid their intention of

 

Marriage Mary Russel [Russell] and Phebe Tucker are Chose to make inquiry into

 

the young womans Clearness and to make return to the Next monthly meeting

 

David Irish and Jenevereth Summers Laid their intention of marriage

 

and there was 2 friends chose to make inquiry concerning the young womans

 

Clearnes and make return to the next monthly meeting

 

this Meeting Makes Choice of Mary Laton [Lawton] and Phebe Tucker to attend ye

 

the Quarterly meeting next to be held at NewPort on Rhoad Island

 

Ruth Tucker and Phebe Tucker are Chose to Draw up an Epistle to Send to the

 

Quarterly meeting. Dinah Smith and Phebe Tucker Chose to ballance the

 

accounts of this meeting

 
 

The 18th day of the 11th month 1724/25 Was our monthly meeting of Women friends

 

held in Dartmouth David Irish and Jenevereth Summers Came for their answer

 

and friends finding nothing to hinder they Gave them Leave to Marry in the Good

 

Order of truth At this meeting Nicholas Davis and Hannah Wood Laid their in

 

=tention of Marriage and Were desired to Wait until the next for their answer

 

And Mary Lapham and Rebecca Ruseel [Russell] were Chosen to make inquiery into

 

the young womans Clearness in that affair – and make return to our next

 

monthly meeting The accounts ballanced and Remains in ye stock 1=01=05

 
 

The 15th of ye 12th month 1724/25 was our monthly meeting of Women friends

 

held in Dartmouth there was Collected by this meeting 0-6=07 and taken out

 

of ye Stock for ye use of friends 10 Shillings at this meeet^ing Jedediah Wood and Keziah

 

Summers Came for their answer and this meeting finding nothing to hinder

 

Gives them Leave to Marry in the Good order of truth and also Nicholas Davis

 

and Hannah Wood Came to this meeting for their answer and the meeting

 

finding nothing to hinder Gives them Leave to marry in ye Good order

 

Of truth and the visiters Chose for this year are

 

Mehetabel Burril [Burrell] and Rose Howland

 
 

The 15th day of ye first month 1725 Was our monthly meeting of women friends held

 

in Dartmouth. Collected by this meeting 4 Shillings and 8 pence

 

and this meeting is ajourned until the youths meeting next insuing

 

This meeting held by ajournment being meet our visiters ^gave an accoun that they

 

have visited friends families and for the most part find things pretty well

 

this meeting makes choice of Hannah Tucker and Phebe tucker to attend the Quarterly

 

Meting next to be held at Portsmouth on Rhoad Island and Ruth Tucker is chosen

 

to Write an Epistle to the Quarterly meeting.

 
 

The 19th the 2d month 1725 Was our monthly meeting of Women friends held in

 

Dartmouth Collected by this meeting six Shillings At this meeting Simeon

 

Gifford and Susanna Jenkins Came for their answer and nothing appearing

 

to hinder they had their answer that they might proceed to take each other in mar

 

=riage in the Good order of truth: ye friends that were chose to attend ye Quarterly

 

Meeting have attended it and there is no account of any business fro ye Quarterly

 

Meeting to this meeting this meeting received an Epistle from Elisabeth Webb

 

Which was Read and kindly accepted

 
 

The 17th of ye 3d month 1725 Was our monthly meeting of Women friends held

 

in Dartmouth there was Collected by this Meeting 0-03=07 and two friends

 

Were Chose to Speak with Contet Howland Concerning her Going to Marry out

 

of ye order of friends her answer to them was that it Cannot now be helped

 
 

The 21 of ye 4th month 1725 Was our monthly Meeting of Women friends

 

held in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 0=12=03 Marry Laton [Lawton] and

 

Hope Merihoo [Merrihew] are chosen to attend ye Quarterly meeting next to be held at

 

New Port on Rhoad Island ye 9th of ye 5th ^month next Phebe Tucker and Mehatabel

 

Burril [Burrell] are Chose with the men friends to Draw up Content Briggses

 

Condemnation there was 1-03=06 Disbusted out of ye Stock for ye use of friends

 
 

The 19th of ye 5th Month 1725 Was our monthly meeting of Women friends held

 

in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 0-4=01 taken out of ye Stock for ye use

 

of friends 0-06=00 this meeting Received an Epistle from Rhoad Island yearly

 

Meeting which Was Read and kindly accepted this meeting hath Signed Content

 

Briggs her Condemnation for her Disorderly Marrying

 
 

The 16th day of ye 6th month 1725 Was our monthly meeting of Women friends held

 

In Dartmouth There was Collected at this meeting 0-07=05

 
 

The 20th day of ye 7th month 1725 Was our monthly meeting of women friends held in

 

Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 0-06=07 This meeting makes Choice of

 

Mary Russell and Mary Smith to attend ye Quarterly meeting to be held at

 

Portsmouth the 8th of the 8th month next

 
 

The 18th of ye 8th month 1725 Was our monthly meeting of Women friends

 

held in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 0-02-02

 
 

The 15th day of ye 9th month 1725 Was our monthly meeting of Women friends

 

held in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 0-03=06 Disbusted out of ye Stock for

 

the use of friends twenty Shillings

 
 

The 20th of ye 10 month 1725/26 Was our monthly meeting of Women friends held

 

in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 0-07=01 Disbusted out of ye Stock for ye

 

keeping the meeting house 1-10=00 Marry Laton [Lawton] and Hope Merrihoo [Merrihew]

 

are Chose to attend the Quarterly meeting next to be held at New Port on

 

Rhoad Island Phebe Tucker and Ruth Tucker are Chosen to write an

 

Epistle to ye Quarterly meeting Hannah Tucker and Ruth Tucker are

 

chose to ballance the accounts of this meeting

 
 

The 17th of the 11th month 1725/26 Was our monthly meeting of Women friends held in Dartmouth

 

Collected by this meeting 0-5=9 At this meeting John Lapham and Desire Howland

 

Laid their intention of marriage Phebe Tucker and Mary Smith are chose to see

 

after the young Womans Clearness and bring in their account to the next monthly

 

Meeting the friend that were chosen to attend the quarterly meeting Did attend it

 

but bring no account of any Business to this meeting

 
 

The 21 day of ye 12 month 1725 Was our monthly meeting of Women friends held

 

in Dartmouth At this meeting John Lapham and Desire Howland Came for their

 

answer and friends finding nothing to hinder Gave them Leave to Marry

 

At this meeting George Smith and Elisebeth Allen laid their intention of

 

Marriage and are desired to wat until ye next monthly meeting for their

 

Answer Mary Russell and Phebe Tucker are chosen to make inquiry Con

 

=Cerning the young Woman Clearness and make return to the next month

 

=ly meeting There was Collected by this meeting – 0-04=10

 

the accounts of this meeting are ballanced and remains in ye Stock 0-10=[?]

 

Hannah Tucker and Mary Russel [Russell] and Phebe Tucker are chosen

 

visiters for the year Insuing

 
 

The 21 day of the first month 1726 was our monthly meeting of women friends

 

held in Dartmouth at this meeting George Smith and Elisabeth Allen Came

 

for their answer and friends finding nothing to Hinder gave them leave to

 

Marry in ye Good order of truth

 

John Tibbits and Sarah Soule [Sowle] laid their intention of taking each other in

 

marriage 2 friends are chose to make inquiry into the young womans clearness

 

this meeting is adjourned until ye youths meeting next Insuing

 
 

This meeting being mett according to adjournment our visiters gives an

 

account to this meeting that they have visited the families of friends and in

 

a General Way find things Indeferent well

 

and 2 friends are Chosen to attend ye Quarterly meeting at Portsmouth

 

the 8th of ye 2d month Insuing Ruth Tucker is chosen to Draw up the accounts

 

of this meeting to the Quarterly Meeting and there was 5 shillings

 

Collected at this meeting

 
 

The 18th of ye 2d month 1726 Was our monthly meeting of Women friends

 

Held in Dartmouth: Collected by this meeting nine shillings & 3 pence

 

At this meeting John Tibbits and Sarah Soule [Sowle] Came for their Answer

 

and friends finding nothing to Hinder Gave them Leave to Marry in ye Good

 

Order of friends: John Russell and Joanna Tucker have laid their Intentions

 

of Marriage before this meeting and two friends are Chose to make Inquiry

 

Into ye Young Womens Clearness the friends that Were Chosen to attend

 

the Quarterly Meeting have attended it and bring no account of any

 

business to this meeting there was Disbusted for the use of friends

 

twenty shillings

 
 

The 16th of ye 3d mo 1726 Was our monthly meeting of women friends

 

held in Dartmouth Collected at this meeting 6 shillings and 3 pence

 

at this meeti^ng John Russell and Joanna Tucker Came for their answer

 

and this meeting finding nothing to hinder them gives them Leave to marry

 

In ye Good order of truth

 
 

The 20th of ye 4th month 1726 Was our monthly meeting of Women friends

 

held in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting nine shillings & six pence

 

and disbusted for ye use of friends 4 Shillings and nine pence

 

This meeting Received an Epistle from Rhoad Island yearly meeting of Women

 

friends Which was Read and kindly accepted This meeting hath chosen 2 Women

 

frie[n]ds to attend the Quarterly meeting next to be held at New Port

 
 

The 18 of the 5 month ^1726 was our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth

 

Collected by this meeting 18 eight Shillings and 4 pence

 
 

The 15th of ye 6 month 1726 Was our monthly meeting of Women friends held

 

in Dartmouth Collected at this meeting 8 Shillings and 4 pence

 

there was 10 Shillings Disbusted for ye use of friends

 
 

The 19 of ye 7th month 1726 Was our monthly meeting of Women friends held

 

in Dartmouth Collected at this meeting 5 shillings & 2ds

 

At this meeting Seth Kelle [Kelley?] and Mehetabel Wing laid their Intention of marriage

 

and two frie Women friends are Chose to make Enquiry into ye young

 

Womans Clearness and Give an account to ye next monthly meeting how they

 

find things And this meeting hath Chosen 2 women friends to attend the

 

Quarterly meeting next to be held at Portsmouth ye 14th of the 8 month next

 

and Ruth Tucker is Chose to Draw up an account to the Same

 
 

The 17 of the 8 month ne 1726 Was our monthly meeting of women friends

 

held in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 2 Shillings and 6 pence

 

Disbusted for the use of friends 11 Shillings and 10 pence

 

the friends that Laid their intentions ye Last monthly meeting Doth not

 

appear by reason of sickness

 
 

The 21 of ye 9 month 1726 Was our monthly meeting of Women friends

 

held in Dartmouth: At this meeting Seth Kelle [Kelley?] and Mehetabel Wing

 

Came for their answer and nothing appearing to hinder friends gave

 

them Leave to Marry in the good order of truth

 

Collected by this meeting 11 Shillings and 8d and taken out of ye Stock

 

for keeping the meeting house one pound ten Shillings

 
 

The 19 of ye 10 month 1726 Was our monthly meeting of Women friends held

 

in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 3 Shillings and 2 pence

 

The w two women friends were Chosen to attend ye Quarterly

 

Meeting next to be held at New Port on Rhoad Island ye 13th of the 11

 

month next Ruth Tucker is Chose to Write to ye Quarterly meeting

 
 

The 16 of the 11 month 1726 Was our monthly monthly [sic] meeting of

 

Women friends held in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 5s 10d

 

At this meeting Archipas Hart and Sarah Clifton laid their Intentions

 

of Marriage this meeting Chuses 2 Women friends to inquire into the

 

Young Womans Clearness and make return to ye next monthly meeting

 
 

The 20 of the 12 1727 Was our monthly meeting of Women friends held

 

in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 5 shillings & 2 pence

 

At this meeting Archipas Hart and Sarah Clifton Came for their

 

Answer and friends finding nothing to hinder gives them leave to marry

 

Ind in the good order of truth and there was Disbusted for the use of

 

friends 5 Shillings and two women friends are Chosen with the men

 

to Draw up Alice Sissons Condemnation for her disorderly marriage

 

and other faults and this meeting is adjourned until the 28 of the

 

fir[s]t month next

 
 

This meeting of women friends held by adjournment ye 23 of the 1 month

 

1727 Collected by this meeting 5s 2d

 

two Women friends are Chose to attend ye Quarterly next to be held

 

At Portsmouth on Rhoad Island the 19 of ye 2 month 1727

 

Ruth Tucker is Chose to Send in an account to ye Quarterly meeting

 

Our Vissiters gives an account to this meeting that they have visited

 

friends families in this Village and in a Generall way find things pretty well

 
 

The 17th day of ye 2 month 1727 Was our monthly meeting of Women friends

 

Held in Dartmouth: Collected by this meeting 7s 2d

 

one of the friends that was Chose to attend ye Quarterly meeting did attend it

 

and brings no account of any bisiness to this meeting

 

This meeting Chuses Ruth Tucker and Phebe Tucker to ballance the accounts

 

of this ing meeting Mary Russell and Phebe Tucker are Chosen to Speak with

 

Sarah Taber now Merihoo [Merrihew] Concerning her wrong Doings

 

Disbusted for the use of friends Seaven Shillings

 
 

The 15 of the 3 month 1727 Was our monthly Meeting of Women friends

 

held in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 5s 2d

 
 

The 19 of the 4th month 1727 Was our monthly meeting of Women friends

 

held in Dartmouth At this Meeting Thomas Akin and Abigal Allen

 

Laid their Intentions of taking each other in marriage and this meeting

 

Desires them to wait until ye next monthly meeting for their answer

 

and there was two friends Chose to make Enquiery into the young Womans

 

Clearness and there was two friends Chose to attend ye Quarterly

 

Meeting next to be held at New Port on Rhoad Island

 

Collected at this meeting 7s 2d and Disbusted for ye use of friends 5s

 
 

The 17 of the 5 mon 1727 Was our monthly meeting of Women friends

 

held in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 5s 8d

 

At this meeti[ng] Thomas Akin and Abigal Allen Came for their answer

 

And this meeting finding nothing to hinder Gives them Leave to take

 

Each other in marriage in the Good order of friends

 

At this Meeting John Wing and Mary Tucker laid their Intention

 

of Marriage two Women friends are Chosen to make Enquiry into

 

the young Womans Clearness 2 Shilling was Disbusted for ye use of friends

 
 

The 21 of ye 6 month 1727 Was our monthly meeting of Women friends

 

Held in Dartmouth Collected at this meeting 7s 5d

 

and 4s and 6d disbusted for the use of friends At this meeting John

 

Wing and Mary Tucker Came for their answer and this meeting gives

 

them Leave to take each other in marriage according to ye good

 

Order of friends This meeting Received an Epistle from Rhoad Island

 

yearly meeting of Women friends Which was Read and kindly accepted

 

the accounts of this meeting ballanced and there is in ye Stock 1£=05s=2d.

 
 

The 18 of the 7 month 1727 Was our monthly meeting of Women

 

friends held in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 0-7s-6d

 

this meeting Coses [sic] two ^women friends to attend the quarterly meeting next

 

to be held at Portsmouth on Rhoad Island the 13 of the 8 month Insuing

 

Hannah Tucker and Phebe Tucker are Chose Visiters for this year

 

and Ruth Tucker is Chose to Draw up an account to Send from this

 

Meeting to ye Quarterly meeting

 
 

The 16 of the 8 month 1727 Was our monthly meeting of Women friends held

 

in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 4 Shillings and 2 pence

 

The friends that were Chose to attend ye Quarterly meeting one of them did

 

attend it No account of business from the Quarterly meeting

 
 

The 20 of the 9 month 1727 Was our monthly meeting of Women friends

 

held in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting Six Shillings and ten pence

 
 

The 18 of the 10 month 1727 Was our monthly meeting of Women friends

 

held in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 5s

 

two women friend was Chose to attend ye Quarterly meeting next to be

 

held at New Port on Rhoad Island

 
 

The 15 Day of ye 11 month 1717 [sic] Was our monthly meeting of Women friends held

 

in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 2 Shillings & 8 pence

 

The friends that were Chose to attend ye Quarterly meeting one of them

 

did attend it and brings no account of any business to this meeting

 
 

The 19 of the 12 month 1728 [sic] Was our monthly meeting of Women

 

friends held in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 7s 8d

 
 

The 20 of ye 1 month 1728 was our monthly meeting of women friends

 

held in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting Seaven Shillings ———

 

two women friends are Chosen to Attend ye Quarterly meeting to be held at

 

Portsmouth on Rhoad Island in ye Second month next

 

Ruth Tucker and Phebe Tucker are Chose to Draw up an account

 

and Send it to ye Quarterly meeting

 
 

The 15 of the 2 month 1728 was our monthly meeting of Women

 

friends held in Dartmouth Collected at this meeting 6 Shillings & 2ds

 

and Disbusted for the use of ^friends 8 Shillings and 4 pence

 

The friends that were Chose to attend ye Quarterly meeting did attend it

 

and bring no account of any business to this meeting

 
 

The 20 of the 3 month 1728 Was our monthly meeting of Women

 

friends held in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting Six Shilling & 3ds

 

Disbusted for ye use of friends 8 Shillings & 4ds

 
 

The 24 day of ye 4 month 1728 Was our monthly meeting of Women

 

friends held in Dartmouth Collected at this meeting 14s 01

 

taken out of ye Stock for ye use of friends nine Shillings

 
 

The 15 of the 5 month 1728 Was our monthly meeting of Women

 

friends held in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 4s 6d

 

This meeti[ng] Received an Epistle from Rhoad Island yearly meeting

 

of Women friends Which was read and kindly accepted

 

And this meeting makes Choice of Mary Laton [Lawton] and Ruth Tucker

 

to go and Discource with Hannah Howland junr Concernin her

 

Going to marry one that is not under ye Care of friends

 
 

The 19 of the 6 month 1728 Was our monthly meeting of Women friends

 

Held in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 10s

 

forty Shillings six pence was Disbusted for the use of friends

 

Ruth Tucker and Phebe Tucker are Chosen to ballance the accounts

 

belonnging to this meeting The friends that we Chose to Speak with

 

Hannah Howland Junr did Speak with her and Shee gave them no

 

Sattisfaction that Should marry in ye Good order of truth

 

the accounts Ballanced and and there is in the Stock 2£ 13s 06ds

 
 

The 16 of the 7 month 1728 Was our monthly meeting of Women friends

 

held in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting Seaven Shillings & two pence

 

two Women friend are chose to attend ye Quarterly meeting

 

to be held at Portsmouth on Rhoad Island on the Second 6 day of ye 8

 

Month 1728 Ruth Tucker is chose to Send an account from this meeting

 

to ye Quarterly meeting: and this meeting is adjourned until the first

 

Sixth day in the eighth month next

 

At this meeting held by adjournment the visiters gives an account

 

that they have visited friends families and their visits were accepted

 

in love

 
 

The 21 of the 8 month 1728 Was our monthly meeting of Women

 

friends held in Dartmouth: At this meeting Abram Russell and

 

Dinah Allen laid their Intentions of Marriage

 

two Women friends are Chose to See after ye young womans clearness

 

The friends that wer chose to attend ye Quarterly meeting did attend

 

it and bring no account of any business to this meeting

 

there was Collected by this meeting: 7s 1d

 
 

The 18 of ye 9 month 1728 Was our monthly meeting of Women

 

friends held in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 10s 11d

 

Disbusted for the use of friends 9 Shillings

 

At this meeting Abram Russell and Dinah Allen Came for their

 

answer and ye meeting finding nothing to hinder them gives

 

them Leave to marry in the good order of truth

 

Edward Wing and Patience Ellis laid their intention of marriage

 

before this meeting and at this meeting James Russell and Mary

 

Howland laid their Intention of marriage Marry lapham and

 

Mary Russell are appointed to enquire into the young womans

 

Clearness and Rebecca Russell and Rebecca Barker were

 

appointed to see into Patience Ellices [Ellis] Clearness

 
 

The 16 of the 10 month 1728 Was our monthly meeting of Women friends

 

held in Dartmouth Collected at this meeting 2s 6d

 

forty and fower Shillings was Disbusted for keeping the meeting

 

house At this meeting James Russell and Mary Howland were

 

permitted to take each other in marriag in the good order of truth

 

Edward Wing and Patience Eliss [Ellis] Came for their answer to this meeting

 

this meeting gives them Leave to take each other in marriage in

 

the order of truth: Ruth Tucker and Phebe Tucker are Chose

 

to Send an account in writeing from this meeting to ye Quarterly

 

Meeting

 
 

The 20 day of ye 11 month 178 [sic] Was our monthly meeting of Women friends

 

held in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 7s 2d

 
 

The 17 of the 12 month 1729 [sic] Was our monthly meeting of Women friends held

 

in Dartmouth and there was Collected by this meeting Six Shillings

 
 

The 17 of the 1 month 1729 Was our monthly monthly [sic] meeting of Women

 

friends held in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 6 Shillings & 4 pence

 

our visiters gives account to this meeting that they have visited the most

 

part of friends families and their visits for in a general way were kindly

 

accepted but in Some families not so but were Rather reflected upon

 

Hannah Tucker and Phebe Tucker are Chose to attend ye Quarterly

 

meeting ^next to be held at Portsmouth on Rhoad [Rhode] Island and Ruth Tucker and

 

Phebe Tucker are Chose to Draw up an account from this meeting

 

to ye Quarterly meeting

 
 

The 21 day of the 2 month 1729 Was our monthly meeting of Women

 

friends Held in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 5s 8d

 

there was Disbusted at this meeting for the use of friends

 

for the use of friends 5s –— The friends that were Chose to

 

attend the Quarterly meeting did attend it and brings no account

 

of any business to this meeting

 
 

The 19 day of the 3 month 1729 Was our monthly meeting of Women

 

friends held in Dartmouth Collected by this meeti nine Shillings

 

At this meeting Nicholas Davies [Davis] hath laid their Intention of marriage

 

and this meeting Chuses Mary Lapham and Mary Russell to make

 

inquiry into ye young womans Clearness

 
 

The 23 of ye 4th month 1729 Was our monthly meeting of Women

 

friends held in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 9s 5d

 

Nicholas Davis and Ruth Tucker Came for their answer and friends

 

finding nothing to object against it gave the leave to take

 

each other in marriage in the good order of truth

 

and Mary Trafford Sent in a paper of her out goings which was

 

read in this meeting and accepted

 
 

The 21 of the 5 month 1729 Was our monthly meeting of Women

 

friends held in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 9s 11s

 

forty three Shillings and six pence Disbusted at this meeting for

 

the use of friends

 

an Epistle from Rhoad Island yearly meeting was Read at this

 

meeting and and kindly accepted

 
 

The 18 of the 6 month 1729 Was our monthly meeting of Women

 

friends held in Dartmouth Collected at this meeting 11s6d

 

9 Shillings and eleaven pence eleaven Shillings and six pence

 

Disbusted for the use of friends 2s 6d

 
 

The 20 of ye 8 month 1729 Was our monthly meeting of Women

 

friends held in Dartmouth there was Collected by this meeting 4 Shillings

 
 

The 17th of ye 9th month 1729 Was our monthly meeting of Women

 

friends held in Dartmouth At this meeting Benjamin Taber and

 

Susanna Lewis laid their Intention of taking each other in marriage

 

and there was 2 women friends Chose to make Inquiry into the

 

young Womans Clearness and Give in an account to the next

 

Monthly meeting: Collected by this meeting 9 Shillings and one penny

 

and Disbusted for the use of friends 18 Shillings

 

Ruth Tucker and Phebe Tucker are Chose to ballance ye accounts of this

 

Meeting

 
 

The 15th of ye 10th month 1729 Was our monthly meeting of Women

 

friends held in Dartmouth The friends that laid their Intentions of

 

Marriage bef at the last monthly meeting doth not appear by

 

Reason of sickness

 

At this meeting Ebenezer Shearman and Wait Barker laid

 

their Intention of Marriage and there was two friends Chose

 

to Make Inquiry into the young Womans Clearness

 

At this meeting Thomas Lapham and Abigal Willbor [Wilbur] laid their

 

Intention of marriage and two women friends more are chose

 

to Inquire into ye young Womans Clearness

 

Collected by this meeting 9 Shillings and 11 pence

 

and 2 friends are Chose to attend ye Quarterly meeting next

 

to be held at New Port on Rhoad Island and Ruth Tucker is

 

Chose to Draw an account to the Quarterly meeting

 

and there was 40 Shillings Disbusted for keeping ye meeting house

 

The accounts of this meeting Ballanced and Remaines in the Stock 8s

 
 

The 19th Day of ye 11th month 1729 Was our monthly meeting

 

of Women friends held In Dartmouth Ebenezer Shearman and

 

Wait Barker Came to this meeting for their answer and the

 

meeting finding nothing to hinder Gave them Leave to marry

 

In the Good order of truth

 

And at this meeting Thos Lapham and Abigal Willber [Wilbur] Came

 

for their Answer and they were Permitted to take each other

 

In Marriage: At this meeting Benjamin Taber and Susanna

 

Lewis Came for their answer and friends finding nothing

 

to hinder Gave the Leave to marry in the Good or[der] of truth

 
 

The 16 day of the 12 month 1729 Was our monthly meeting

 

of women Friends held in Dartmouth David Joy and

 

Mary Taber Came to lay their intention of marriage

 

before this meeting. Collected at this meeting 10s 8d

 

Mary Russell and Sarah Taber were Chose to Inquire

 

Into the young womans Clearness

 
 

The 16 of the 1 month 1729 Was our monthly meeting of

 

Women Friends held in Dartmouth where Moses Shearman

 

and Meribeh Wood laid their Intentions of Marriage before

 

this meeting Phebe Tucker and Mary Russell was Chose to See

 

into the young Womans Clearness

 

Gedeon [Gideon] Gifford and Elizabeth Allen laid ther intentions of

 

marriage before this meeting and Mary Howland and Mary

 

Lapham were appointed to Inquire into the young Womans

 

Clearness Collected at this meeting 8s 0d

 

Mary Pennell and Mary Lewes [Lewis] their Certificates as read at

 

this meeting and Kindly received With their visits of Love

 

And this meeting is adjourned till ye first sixth day in next

 

Month to the youths meeting

 
 

The of [sic] the 2 month 1730 was our monthly meeting

 

held by adjournment Phebe Tucker and Mary Russell

 

Were chose to attend the Quarterly meeting

 

and Ruth Tucker is Chose to write to the Quarterly meeting

 
 

The 20 of the 2d month 1730 Was our monthly Meeting

 

of Women Friends held In Dartmouth David Joy and

 

Mary Taber Came for their answer and friends finding

 

them Clear gave them Leave to proceed in marriage

 

according to the good order of Friends

 

Moses Shearman and Meribeh Wood Came for their answer

 

and Friends finding them Clear gave them their answer

 

that they might proceed to take Each other in marriage

 

in the Good order of Friends Gideon Gifford and Elizabeth

 

Allen Came for their answer and finding nothing to hinder

 

they had their Answer that they might proceed to take each

 

other in the Good order of Friends

 

Collected at this meeting 12s 7d The Friends Chose to attend

 

the Quarterly meeting have attended it as ordered

 
 

The 18 of the 3d month 1730 Was our monthly meeting of

 

Women Friends held In Dartmouth Isaac Smith and Mary

 

Willcox [Wilcox] laid their intention of marriage before this meeting

 

and Phebe Tucker and Elizabeth Barker were chose to

 

Inquire into the young Womans Clearness

 

Collected at this meeeting 7s 8d Rebekah Russell and Rachel

 

Allen are appointed to Discource with Audre [Audrey] Gifford

 

about her Intangling herselfe With marriage Contrary

 

to her Fathers Consent

 
 

The 28 of the 4 month 1730. Was our monthly meeting

 

of Women Friends held in Dartmouth where Isaac Smith

 

and Mary Willcox [Wilcox] Came for their answer and friends

 

having made Inquiry Could find nothing to Object gave

 

them leave that they might take each other in marriage

 

and Joseph Burden [Borden] and Abigail Russell laid their inten

 

=tions of marriage before this meeting And we received

 

an Epistle from the yearly meeting of Women Friends

 

at Rhoad Island which Was read at this meeting And

 

Received in much love Collected at this meeting 6s 8d

 

Mary Lapham and Mary Howland Was Chose to Inquire

 

Into the young Womans Clearness

 
 

The 20 of the 5th month 1730 Was our monthly meeting

 

of women Friends held in Dartmouth Where

 

Joseph Borden and Abigail Russell Came for their

 

answer And friends having made Inquiry Conc[e]rning

 

their Clerness And finding them Clear gave them leave

 

to take each other in marriage According to the Good

 

order of Friends Collected at this meeting 8s 1d

 
 

The 17th of the 6th month 1730 Was our monthly meeting

 

of Women Friends held In Dartmouth

 

Collected at this meeting 10s 2d Taken out of the Stock

 

for the use of Friend 2£-16-00

 
 

The 21 of the 7 month 1730 Was our monthly Meeting

 

of Women Friends held In Dartmouth

 

Collected at this meeting 11s 6d Phebe Tucker And

 

Mary Lawton are Chose to Attend the Quarterly

 

Meeting And Ruth Tucker is Chose to Write to the

 

Quarterly meeting.

 
 

The 19 of the 8 month 1730 Was our monthly

 

meeting of women Friends held in Dartmouth

 

Butler Wing and Bathsheba Cliffton [Clifton] did lay their

 

Intention of marriage before this meeting and were

 

desired to wait till the next monthly meeting

 

for their answer Collected at this meeting 3s 10d

 

18s 10d taken out of the Stock for the use of Friends

 

Ruth Davis and Elizabeth Hillier [Hiller] were Chose to

 

Inquire Into the young Womans Clearness

 
 

The 15 day of the 9 month 1730 Was our monthly

 

meeting of women Friends held In Dartmouth

 

Butler Wing and Bathsheba Clifton Came for their

 

answer And Friends having made Inquiry Concerning her

 

Clearness Could find nothing to hinder Gave them leave

 

to take each other in marriage according to the good

 

order of Friends Collected at this meeting 4s 6d

 
 

The 21 day of the 10 month 1730 Was our monthly

 

Meeting of women Friends held In Dartmouth Where

 

Stephen Wing and Margrate [Margaret] Clifton laid their Intentions

 

of Marriag Elizabeth Hilliar [Hiller] and Ruth Davis

 

were Chose to Inquire into the young womans Clearness.

 

at this meeting Stephen Willcock [Wilcox] and Mary Thomas

 

laid their intention of marriag and Phebe Tucker

 

and Mary Howland are appointed to make Inquiry

 

into the young Womans Clearness. Collected at this

 

Meeting 6s 2d And there was 30 shillings Disbusted out

 

of the Stock for keeping the meeting House Mary

 

Lawton And Mary Laph Rebecca Barker are appointed

 

to attend the Quarterly Meeeting And Ruth Tucker and

 

Phebe Tucker are Chose to write to ye Quarterly meeting

 
 

The 18 day of the 11 month 1730 Was our monthly

 

meeting of Women Friends held In Dartmouth

 

Stephen Wing and Margrit [Margaret] Clifton Came for their

 

their answer and Friends finding things Clear gave them

 

Leave to tak Each other in marriage according to

 

the good order of Friends And Stephen Willcock [Wilcox] and

 

Mary Thomas Came for their answer and Friends

 

having made Inquiry and finding nothing to hinder

 

gave them leave to take each other in marriage

 

according to the good order of Friends Richard Smith

 

and Dorothy Potter did lay their Intentions of marriage

 

before this meeting and Were desired to wait till the

 

next monthly meeting for their answer

 

Collected at this meeting 6s 9d And Phebe Tucker

 

And Rebecca Russell were Chose to Inquire Into the

 

young womans Clearness

 
 

The 15 of ye 12 month [sic] was our montly meeting of women

 

Friends at Dartmouth where Richard Smith and Dorothy Potter

 

Came for their answer and Friends finding nothing to Hinder

 

gave the Leave to take each other In marriage according to the

 

Good order of Friends and Elishib [Eliashib] Smith and Audera [Audrey] Gifford laid

 

their Intentions of marriage before this meeting and

 

Humphry Smith and Mary Wilcox laid their Intentions of

 

marriage before this meeting Nathaniel Kirby and Abigail Russell

 

Laid their Intentions of marriage before this meeting Mary Russll [Russell]

 

and Rebecca Russell were Chose to Inquire Into Audera Giffords

 

Clearness and Elizabeth Barker and Rebecca Slocum were Chose

 

To Inquire Into Mary Wilcoxs is Clearness and Deborah Allen and

 

Mary Howland were Chose to Inquire Into Abigail Russells Clearness

 

Collected at this meeting 5s 3d this meeting Chose Ruth Tucker

 

and Phebe Tucker to Ballance the Book

 
 

The 15 of the 1 month 1730 was our monthly meeting of women

 

Friends Held at Dartmouth where Elishib [Eliashib] Smith and Audera [Audrey] Gifford

 

Came for their answer and Friends having made Inquiry Gave them

 

leave to Take each other In marriage Humphry Smith and Mary Wilcox

 

Came for their answer and Friends having made Inquiry Could

 

find nothing to hinder gave them leave to take each other in marriage

 

According to the good Order of Truth Nathaniel Kerby [Kirby] and Abigail Russell

 

Came for their answer and Friends having made Inquiry Could find

 

Nothing to hinder gave them leave to Take each other In marriage —

 

According to the Good order of friends Collected at this meeting 8s 6d

 

This motlogg monthly meeting is adjourned to youths meeting

 

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The 17 of the 3 month [sic] was our monthly meeting of women Friends

 

held at Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 8s 1d the account ballanct

 

and There Remains 2£-1s-4d the in the Stock

 
 

The 22 of the 4 month 1731 was our monthly meeting of women Friends

 

held at Dartmouth where our Dear Friends Ruth Jones and Sarah

 

Mouls Certificate was Read at this meeting and received with in

 

Abundance of Love and unity Collected at this meeting 10s 10d

 

£1-3s-4d Disbursted For the use of friends

 
 

The 17 day of the 5 month 1731 Was our monthly meeting

 

of women Friends held In Dartmouth Collected at this meeting

 

7s:8d At this meeting there was an Epistle read from the yearly

 

Meeting ^at Rhod Island and Received in much love

 

Mary Russell and Sarah Taber ar Chosen Visitters for Cushnot

 

And Ruth Tucker and Phebe Tucker are Chosen for Ponagansett

 

and Hannah Cadmon [Cadman] and Peace Wood for Coaksett

 

And Content Wing and Rebecca Slocum are Chose to Talk

 

With Mary Ricketson Concerning her marrying out of

 

the unity of friends

 
 

The 16 of the 6 month 1731 Was our monthly meeting

 

of Women Friends held In Dartmouth Where Anthony Arnold

 

And Sarah Fish did lay their Intentions

 

Collected at this meeting for the use of friends 8s:1d

 
 

The 20th of the 7th month 1731 Was our monthly meeting

 

of Women Friends held In Dartmouth Wher Anthony Arnold

 

and Sarah Fish Laid their Intention of marriage before

 

this meeting There was Collected at this meeting 7s

 

Phebe Tucker and Mary Russell are Chose to attend the

 

Quarterly meeting

 
 

The 18th day of the 8th month 1731 Was our monthly meeting

 

of women Friends held In Dartmouth at this meeting

 

Anthony Arnold and Sarah Fish Came for their answer

 

And finding nothing to hinder they had their answer that

 

they might proceed to take Each other in marriage in an

 

Orderly way And Seth Hilliar [Hiller] and Dorcus Davis Laid their

 

Intentions of marriage before this meeting And Hannah

 

Cadman and Experience Wing are appointed to Inquire

 

Concerning the young Womans Clearness

 
 

The 15 of the 9 month 1731 Was our monthly meeting of

 

Women held Friends held In Dartmouth at this meeting

 

Seth Hilliar [Hiller] and Dorcas Davis Came for their Answer

 

the meeting finding nothing to hinder them gave them leave

 

To Proceed In marriage In the good order of Friends at this

 

meeting John Russell and Patience Tucker laid their

 

Intentions of marriage they are Desired to Wait ttil next

 

monthly meeting for their answer Rebecca Barker and

 

Mary Howland are Chose To make Inquiry Concerning

 

The young womans Clearness Collected by this meeting 6s 1d

 
 

The 20 of ye 10 month 1731 was our monthly meeting of Women

 

friends held at Dartmouth where John Russell and

 

Patience Tucker Came for their answer and Friends having

 

made Inquiry Concerning her Clearness Could find nothing to

 

hinder Gave them Leave to take each other In marriage according

 

to the good order of Friends Timothy Ricketson and Bathsheba

 

Wilbor [Wilbur] Laid their Intentions of marriage before this meeting

 

Rebecca Russell and Mary Lapham Is Chose to Inquire Into ye young

 

womans Clearness Mary Slocum and Rebecca Slocum Is Chose

 

to Attend the Quarterly meeting Ruth Tucker is Chose to

 

write to the Quarterly meeting Collected at this meeting 8s 9d

 
 

The 17 of the 11 month 1731 was our monthly meetings of women

 

Friends held In Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 4s-1d- 10s-disbus[t]ed

 

for keeping the meeting house Timothy Ricketson and — — —

 

Bathsheba Wilber [Wilbur] Came for their Answer to this meeting Inquiring

 

being made finding nothing to hinder their proceeding to

 

marry in the good order of truth

 
 

The 21 of the 12 month 1731/2 was our monthly meeting of

 

Women Friends Held at Dartmouth 14s[?] Disbursted for the

 

use of Friends. at this meeting Thomas Youen [Yewin?] and

 

Abigail Wood laid their Intentions of marriage Collected

 

at this meeting 5s 6d Rebecca Russell and Mary Lapham

 

Is Chose to Inquire Into the young womans Clearness

 
 

The 27 of the 1 month 1732 - was Oour monthly meeting of women

 

Friends held at Dartmouth by adjournment where Thomas

 

Youen [Yewin?] & Abigail Wood Came for their answer and friends

 

finding nothing to Hinder gave them Leave to take each

 

other in marriage according to truth

 

and John Borden and Hannah Russell Laid their Intentions of

 

marriage before this meeting Mary Russell & Rebecca Slocum

 

Is Chose to Inquire Into the young womans Clearness

 

Phebe Tucker & Mary Russell is Chose to atend the

 

Quarterly meeting Collected at this meeting 4s 8d

 
 

The 17 of the 2 month 1732 was our monthly meetings of women held

 

Friends held at Dartmouth where John Borden and Hannah Russell

 

Came for their answer and Friends finding nothing to Hinder

 

gave them leave to take each other in marriage In the good order of

 

Truth the Friends that was Chose to attend the Quarterly meeting

 

did attend it Phebe Tucker & Rebecca Slocum is Chose to

 

Attend the yearly meeting - Collected at this meeting 5s

 
 

The 15 of the 3 month 1732 was our monthly meeting of wo

 

woman Friends held at Dartmouth Collected at this meeting 2s

 
 

The 19 of the 4 month 1732 was our monthly meeting of women

 

friends held at Dartmouth this meeting Received an epistle

 

from Rhodeisland yearly meeting which was Read and received

 

In Love Collected at this meeting 3s . 4. 6s . Shillings taken out

 

of the Stock for the Book posting Boock

 
 

The 17 of the 5 month 1732 was our monthly meeting of woman

 

held at Dartmouth collected 8s . 8d . Taken out of the Stock for the use

 

of Friends. Collected at this meeting 6s 5d

 
 

The 21 of the 6 month 1732 was our monthly meeting of woman friends

 

held at Dartmouth Collected at this meeting 6s . 3d . 5s Disbursted

 

for the use of Friends Phebe Tucker and Rebecca Slocum is Chose visiters

 

for Ponigansit Mary Russell and Sarah Tabor [Taber] is Chose Cushnot

 

Hannah Cadmon [Cadman] and Kezia Wood is Chose for Coaxit

 
 

The 18 of the 7 month 1732 was our monthly meeting of woman —

 

friends held at Dartmouth Mary Slocum and Phebe Tucker Is Chose

 

by this meeting to attend the Quarterly meeting Ruth Tucker is

 

Chose to write to the Quarterly meeting Collected at this meeting 5s 4d

 

this meeting is adjourned to the Youths meeting which is to be Held the

 

first Sixth day in next month

 
 

The 26 of the 8 month 1732 was our monthly meeting of woman friends

 

Held at Dartmouth where William Sanford and Rebecca Howland laid their

 

Intentions of marriage and Mary Howland and Mary Lapham were

 

Chose to Inquire Into the young womans Clearness Collected at

 

this meeting 3s 8d.

 
 

The 21 of the 9 month 1732 was our monthly meeting of woman friends

 

held at Dartmouth where William Sanford and Rebecca Howland Came

 

for their answer and Friends finding nothing to hinder gave them leave

 

to take each other In marriage according to the good order of Truth

 
 

The 18 of the 10 month 1732 Was our monthly meeting of

 

Women Friends held In Dartmouth Where Richard Craw and

 

Joanna Shearman [Sherman] Laid their Intentions of marriage

 

Mary Lapham And Rebeca Barker Is Chose to Inquire into

 

the young womans Clearness and William Willcox [Wilcox] and Dorothy

 

Allen Laid their intentions of Marriage And Rebecca Barker

 

Russell and Elisabeth Barker are Chose to Inquire Into the

 

young Womans Clearness Phebe Tucker and Rebecca Slocum

 

are Chose to attend the Quarterly meeting and Ruth Tucker

 

Is Chose Write to the Same

 
 

The 15 of the 11 month 1732/3 was our monthly meeting of

 

women Friends held at Dartmouth where Richard Craw and Joanna

 

Shearman [Sherman] Came for their answer and Friends finding nothing to

 

Hinder gave them leave to Proceed In marriage In the good order of truth

 

and William Wilcox and Dorothy Allin [Allen] Came for their answer and Friends

 

finding nothnng to hinder gave them leave to Proceed In marriage and

 

Icabod Kirby and Rachel Allen Laid their Intentions of marriage

 

Mary Russell and Jane Smith was Chose to Inquire Into the young

 

womans Clearness 40s Taken out of the Stock for the keeping the

 

Meeting house. Collected at this meeting Peter Allens and Content Smith

 

Condiemndation Condemnnation was read at this meeting one of the

 

friends that was Chose to attend the Quarterly meeting did attend it and

 

no business to this meeting

 
 

The 19 day of the 12 month 1722/3 Was our monthly meeting

 

of Women Friends Held In Dartmouth Ichabod Kerby [Kirby]

 

and Rachel Allen Came for their answer and Friends

 

finding nothing to Hinder gave them their Answer

 

that they might proceed to take each other in marriage

 

In the Good order of Truth Collected at this meeting

 

7s 5d The two Friends that were Chosen to ^settle the accompts

 

Have Ballanced the Book and there remains in the

 

Stoack 1£-7s-6d  

 
 

The 26 day of the 1 month 1733 Was Our monthly

 

Meeting of women Friends held In Dartmouth by

 

adjournment Where Edward Wing and Rebecca Slocum

 

Laid their Intentions of taking each other in marriage

 

And Mary Lapham and Rebecca Russell is Chose to

 

Inquire into the young Womans Clearness Phebe Tucker

 

And Mary Howland is Chose to attend the monthly Quarterly Meeting

 

To be held at Portstmouth [sic] ye 13th of the 2 month

 

And Ruth Tucker is Chose to write to ye Quarterly meeting

 

Collected at this meeting 5s-2d

 
 

The 16 of the 2d month 1733 Was our monthly meeting of

 

Women Friends held In Dartmouth Collected at this meeting

 

4s-8d Edward Wing and Rebecca Slocum Could not have

 

their answer this monthly meeting by reason of things

 

not being Settled In her business

 
 

The 21 of the 3m Was our monthly meeting of Women

 

Friends held In Dartmouth Collected at this meeting 3s 10d

 

£1[?] . 10s taken out of the Stock for the use of Friends

 
 

the 18th of ye 4 month 1733 Was our monthly meeting of Women

 

friends held In Dartmouth where Edward Wing and Rebecca Slocum Came

 

for their answer and finding nothing to hinder gave them their answer

 

that they might proceed to marry In the good order of Friends

 

Collected at this meeting 7s 10d Disbursted for the use of Friends 5s:1d

 
 

The 16 of the 5 month 1733 was our Monthly meeting of woman

 

Friends held at Dartmouth 13s 3d Disbursted for the use of friends

 

Collected at this meeting 8s 11d

 
 

The 20 of the 6 month 1733 was our monthly meeting of woman friends

 

Held in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 4s 2d.

 

this meeting is adjourned till this Day 2 weeks the 3 Day of the 7 month 1733

 

was our meeting held by adjournmnt no business presented to this meeting

 
 

The 17 Day of the 7 month 1733 was our monthly meeting of women friend

 

Held In Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 5s

 

Joseph Benson and Experience Barlow laid their Intentions of marriage

 

Elisabeth Hilliar [Hiller] and Abigail Youen [Yewin?] are Chose to see Into the young womans

 

Clearness and Epistle from Rhode Island yearly meeting was read and Kindly

 

excepted Mary Russell Peace Wood are Chose to attend the Quarterly

 

meeting to be held at Portsmouth in Rhode Island

 

Mary Russell and Sarah Taber Chose Visiters for Cushnet

 

Hannah Cadmon [Cadman] and Peace Wood Chose for Coaxet Ruth Tucker Chose

 

to write to the Quarterly meeting

 
 

The 15 day of the 8 month 1733. was our monthly meeting of

 

women friends held at Dartmouth where Joseph Benson and

 

Experience Barlow came for there answer the meeting finding

 

nothing to hinder gave them leave to proceed in the good order of truth

 

Collected by this meeting 5s Mary Lapham and Mary Tucker

 
 

The 19 Day of 9 month 1733 was our monthly meeting of woman

 

friends held in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting five Shillings 1d

 
 

The 17 day of the 10 month 1733 was our monthly meeting of women

 

friends held in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 2s-6d

 

At this meeting Henry Hedly [Headley] and Rachel Shearman [Sherman] hath

 

laid their Intentions of marriage they were desired to wait for their

 

answer till next monthly meeting Mary Russell and

 

Rebecca Russell are Chose to See Into the young womans Clearness

 

Mary Lapham and Phebe Tucker are Chose to attend the

 

Quarterly meeting to be held at Newport on Rhode Island Ruth

 

Tucker is Chose to write to the Quarterly meeting there Is account

 

brought into this meeting that there Is a poor woman that wants

 

help Friends has Concluded to take Care about It

 
 

The 21 day of the 11 month 1733. was our montly meeting of women

 

friends held in Dartmouth where Henry Hedly [Headley] and Rachal

 

Shearman [Rachel Sherman] Came for their answer friends finding nothing to hinder

 

them gave them leave to take each other in marriage in the good

 

order of friends truth: Collected at this meeting £4 5s for

 

Deborah Landers which was disbursted the Same Day

 
 

The 18- Day of the 12- month 1733 was our monthly meting — —

 

of woman friends held in Dartmouth Collected at this meeting 3s

 

Benjamin Wing and Mary Hillier [Hiller] laid their Intentions of

 

of [sic] marriage Ruth Davis and Abigail Youen [Ewen] were Chose to

 

Inquire Into the young womans Clearness

 
 

The 20 of the 1 month 1734 Was our Monthly meeting of

 

Woman Friends held in Dartmouth by adjournment the friend that

 

laid their Intentions of marriage Came for their answer this meeting

 

finding nothing to hinder gave them leave take each other In Marriage

 

according to the good order of Truth Collected by this meeting 9s 9d

 

Ruth Tucker Is Chose to write to the Quarterly meeting to be held at

 

Portsmouth Phebe Tucker and Mary Tucker are Chose to attend the

 

Quarterly meeting at Portsmouth Ruth Tucker and Phebe Tucker

 

Are Chose to ballance the accounts of this meeting three shillings Disbursted

 

for the use of friends

 
 

The 15 of the 2 month 1734 was our monthly meeting of women friends

 

held In Dartmouth Collected at this meeting [blot] Twenty Shillings - -

 

for Deborah Landers: 4s 6d Collected for the Stock accounts ballanced

 

and there remains In the Stock 2£-3s-2d.

 
 

The 20 day of the 3 month 1734 was our monthly meeting of women

 

Friends held in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 4s-3d

 

The friends that was was [sic] Chose to Speake with Susanna Smith and

 

She Saith tis too Late.

 
 

The 24 of the 4 month 1734 was our monthly meeting

 

of women Friends held in Dartmouth Where Mary

 

Lapham and Lydia Soule [Sowle] was Chose to Discource

 

Alice Sm [Smith] Concerning her having a bastard Child

 

Collected at this meeting 5s 5d

 

and Disbusted for keeping the meeting House 20 shillings

 
 

The 15th of the 5th month 1734 Was our monthly meeting

 

of Women Friends held in Dartmouth Where James

 

Green and Hannah Tucker laid their Intentions of

 

Marriage Phebe Tucker and Rebeckah Russell are Chose

 

to See Into the young Womans Clearness

 

And at this meeting William Lake and Joanna Bulter [Butler]

 

Laid their Intentions of marriage and Mary Russell and

 

Mary Lapham are Chose to Enquire into the young Womans

 

Clearness. We received An Epistle from the yearly Meeting

 

Which was read And kindly Accepted

 

Collected by this meeting 4s 7d

 
 

The 19th of the 6 month 1734 Was our monthly meeting

 

of women Friends held in Dartmouth Where James Green

 

and Hannah Tucker Came for their Answer And Friends

 

finding Nothing to hinder Gave them leave to proceed In marriag

 

According to the Good order of Truth and William Lake and

 

Joanna Butler Came for their answer

 

and this meeting Permits theme to Proceed In marriage

 

according to the good order Established amongst us

 

Collected by this meeting 4s 8d

 
 

The 16 of the 7 month 1734 Was our monthly meeting of

 

Women Friends held in Dartmouth Collected att this meeting 3s 6d

 

This meeting appoints Mary Russell and Rebeckah Russell

 

to attend the Quarterly meeting Collected by this

 

And Ruth Tucker is Chose to write to the Quarterly meeting

 
 

The 21 of the 8th month 1734 Was our monthly Meeting of

 

Women Friends held In Dartmouth At this meeting Beriah

 

Goddard and Unice West Laid their intentions of marriage

 

And this meeting appoints Mary Russell and Mary Lapham

 

to make Enquiry Into the young Womans Clearness

 

At this meeting James Cornell And Abigail Tripp laid their

 

Intentions of marriage And Peace Wood and Rebeckah Russell

 

are Chose to Enquire Into the young Womans Clearness

 

and Joseph Merihew [Merrihew] and Edeth Whitely laid their Intentions of

 

Marriage before this meeting And Phebe Tucker and Rebekah

 

Bark^er are Chose to Enquire Into the young Womans Clearness

 

There was Collected at this meeting 4s 6d

 

taken out of ye Stock for the use of friends 6s and 11 pence

 
 

The 18 day of ye 9th month 1734 Was our month meeting of

 

Women Friends held In Dartmouth The young Friends that

 

Laid their Intentions of marriage the Last monthly Meeting

 

Came for their answers And Friends finding nothing to hinder

 

Gave them leave to marry In the good [order] of Friends

 

At this Meeting Henry Chase and Mary Tripp Laid their

 

Intentions of marriage before this meeting Peace Wood and

 

Keziah Wood are appointed to Enquire into the young

 

Womans Clearness and make return to the next monthly

 

Meeting Collected at this meeting 6s 1d

 
 

The 16 of the 10th month 1734 Was our monthly meeting of

 

Women Friends held In Dartmouth Where Henry Chase

 

And Mary Tripp Came for their Answer and finding nothing

 

to hinder the had their answer that they might proceed to take each

 

other In marriage according to the Good order of Friends

 

And at this meeting Rufus Green and Martha Russell Laid their

 

Intentions of marriage And were Desired to Wait till the next

 

Monthly Meeting for their Answer And Rebecca Russell and Phebe

 

Tucker are appointed to Enquire Into the young Womans Clearness

 

Collected for Deborah Landers 3 pounds

 
 

The 20th of the 11th month 1734 Was our monthly meeting of Women

 

Friend held In Dartmouth at this meeting Rufus Green and Martha

 

Russell Came for their answer and Friend finding things Clear

 

Gave them leave to marry according to good order.

 
 

The 17th of the 12th month 1734 Was our monthly

 

Meeting of Women Friends held In Dartmouth

 

Collected at this meeting 9 Shillings & 4 pence

 
 

The 17th of the first month 1735 Was our monthly Meeting of

 

Women Friends held In Dartmouth Ther was 20 Shillings taken

 

out of the Stock Collected at this meeting

 

Taken out of the stock for Deborah Landers 3 Pounds 10 Shillings

 

Our visitters brings their account that the[y] have visited

 

Friends families And find for the most part things pretty Well

 

Lydia Soule [Sowle] and Mary Hull are Chose to attend the Quarterly

 

Meeting Ruth Tucker and Mary are Chose to Write to the

 

Quarterly meeting

 
 

The 21 of the 2 month 1735 Was our monthly Meeting

 

of Women Friends held In Dartmouth Collected by this ~

 

meeting 9s-1d Phebe Tucker and Ruth Tucker are Chose to

 

ballance the accounts this meetings accounts ballanced and nothing

 

remains in the Stock 7s due to them thatt Keeps the Stock

 
 

The 19th of the 3 month 1735 was our monthly meeting of women

 

friends held in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 7s Phebe Tucker

 

and Elizabeth Barker are Chose to Discorse Meribah Shearman [Sherman]

 

Concerning the Scandelous reports that are abroad Concernning her

 
 

The 23 Day of the 4 month 1735 was our monthly meeting of

 

women friends held In Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 14s 1d

 

for Deborah Landers 4s 2d Collected for the use of friends Sarah Taber

 

and Rebecca Barker are Chose to attend the Quarterly meeting

 

to be held at portsmouth In Rhode Island the business about

 

Meribah Shearman [Sherman] Is referred to next monthly meeting

 
 

The 21 day of the 5 month 1735 was our monthly meeting of

 

women friends held In Dartmouth Collected by this meeting £1 5s

 

8d Disbursted for the use of friends 5s 6d Meribah Shearman [Sherman] desires

 

would waait till next meeting for answer at this meeting paid for

 

Deborah Landers 1£ and 2d

 
 

The 18 of the 6 month 1735 was our monthly meeting of women

 

fr[i]ends held in Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 15s 4d at this

 

meeting Meribah Shearman [Sherman] Sent In a paper Condemning her

 

Out goings

 
 

The 15 day of the 7 month 1735 Was our monthly meeting of

 

women Friends held In Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 12s 9d

 

Disbursted for the use of Friends 9s 3d - 2s 6d More Collected at

 

this meeting Mary Lapham and Phebe Tucker are Chose to

 

To [sic] attend the Quarterly meeting to be held at Portsmouth on

 

Rhode Island Ruth Tucker Is Chose to write to the Quarterly

 

meeting 17s 6d Taken out of the Stock for Deborah Landers

 
 

The 20 Day of the 8 month 1735 Was our Monthly meeting of

 

women friends held In Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 4s 6d

 

the friends that Ware Chose to attend the Quarterly were not there we

 

here no account of any business from them to this meeting

 

Meribeth Shearmans Paper was read on a first day and excepted

 
 

The 17 day of the 09 month 1735 wa[s] our monthly meeting of women

 

friends held In Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 10s - Hannah Cadman

 

and Kezia Wood are Chose Visiters for this year for Coaxet Sarah Taber

 

and Mary Russell are Chose visiters for Acushnet this year

 

Mary Lapham and Sarah Gifford are Chose Visiters for this meeting

 

this year

 
 

The 15 da of the 10 month 1735 was our monthly meeting of women

 

friends held in Dartmouth where Luke Hart and Mary Huddlestone [Huttleston]

 

laid their Intentions of marriage phebe Tucker and Hannah Tucker

 

are Chose to make Inquiry Concerning the young womans Clearness

 

Collected by this meeting 4s 3d - 1s 3d More 2d taken out of the Stock

 

Ruth Tucker is Chose to write to the Quarterly meeting

 
 

The 19 Day of the 11 month was our 1736 monthly meeting of women friends held

 

In Dartmouth Collected by this meeting £1 2s which was disbursted

 

for Deborah Landers at this meeting Luke Hart and Mary

 

Huddlestone [Huttleston] Came for their answer friends finding nothing to

 

hinder them gave them leave to take each other in marriage

 

according to the good order of truth

 
 

The 16 of the 12 month 1736 Was our monthly meeting of women friends

 

held In Dartmouth where Nicolas [Nicholas] Howland and Zaruiah Russell

 

laid their Intention of marriage Mary Lapham and Hannah Tucker

 

are Chose to Inquire Into the young womans Clearness

 
 

The 15 Day of 1 month 1736 was our monthly meeting of woman

 

friends held In Dartmouth Collected at this meeting 5s the friends

 

that laid their Intentions of marriage last monthly meeting came

 

for their answer Inquiry being made nothing appearing to hinder

 

them Friends Gave them leave to take each other In marriage

 

according to the good order of Truth this meeting Is Adjourned to

 

the youths meeting next ensuing

 
 

At this monthly meeting held by adjournment on the

 

2d of the 2d month 1736 our Visitters gives an account

 

that they have Visited Friends Families In a Pretty

 

General In this Vilage and in Cushnot And find things

 

for the most part pretty Well as far as they Saw

 

Mary Lapham and        are Chose to attend the

 

Quarterly meeting And Ruth Tucker is Chose to write

 

to the Quarterly meeting

 
 

The 19th Day of the 2 month 1736 was our monthly

 

Meeting of women Friends held In Dartmouth

 

Where Joseph Brownell and Leah Lawton laid their

 

intentions of marriage and were Desired to wait till

 

the next monthly meeting for their answer Phebe Tucker

 

and Rebecca Russell are Chose to Inquire Into the young

 

Clearness Collected by this meeting 11s - Ruth Tucker and

 

Phebe Tucker are Chose to ballance the accounts of this meeting

 
 

The 17 – of the 3 month 1736 Was our monthly meeting of

 

women friends held In Dartmouth Collected at this meeting

 

10s-3d at thhi this meeting Joseph Brownell and Leah Lawton

 

Came for their answer this meeting finding nothing to hinder

 

them gave them leave to take each other In marriage

 

accounts ballanced there is in the Stock – £2-8s

 
 

The 21 of the 4 month 1736 - Was our monthly meeting of

 

Women Friends held In Dartmouth where Je William Bowdish [Bowditch]

 

and Mary Hart laide their Intentions of marriage Collected

 

at this meeting 12s-£1-10s Disbursted for keeping the

 

meeting howse – 4s more disbursted for the use of friends

 

Hannah Tucker and Apphia Mott are Chose to Inquire

 

Into the young womans Clearness

 
 

The 19 of the 5 month 1736 was our monthly meeting

 

of women Friends held in Dartmouth Collected by this

 

meeting 8s-3d the friends that laid their Intention of marriage

 

last monthly meeting Came for their answer friends

 

finding nothing to hinder gave them leave to take each

 

other in marriage according to the good order of truth: This

 

meeting Received an Apistle [Epistle] from the yearly meeting

 

which was read and kindly Excepted [Accepted]

 
 

The 20 of the 6 month 1736 Was our monthly meeting

 

of women Friends held In Dartmouth And Peace Wood

 

and Susanna Gifford Were Chose to attend the Quarterly

 

Meeting And the visitters of Coxet have visitted Friends

 

Families and Were Seemingly well accepted

 

And where they found things not agreable they gave

 

advise that it might be better

 

and there was 8 shillings and 10 pence Disbusted out

 

of the Stock for a poor Woman The use of Friends.

 

And Ruth Tucker Is Chose to write to the Quarterly Meeting

 
 

The 18 of the 7 month 1736 Was our monthly meeting

 

of women Friends held In Dartmouth Wher Recompen[se]

 

Kerby [Kirby] and Rebekah Cornell Laid their intentions of

 

marriage and Rebekah Russell and Sarah Gifford are

 

appointed to See Into the young Womans Clearness

 

Collected at this meeting 5s-10d and Elizabeth Barker and

 

Mary Tucker are Chose to talk with Meribeh Shearman

 

Concerning her going to marry out of the order of Friends

 
 

The 16 of the 8 month 1736 Was our monthly meeting

 

of Women Friends held in Dartmouth

 

Collected at this meeting 7s-10d

 
 

The 15 of the 9 month 1736 Was our monthly

 

Meeting of Women Friends Held In Dartmouth

 

Where Recompence [Recompense] Kerby [Kirby] and Rebekah Cornell

 

Came for their answer and friends finding nothing

 

to hinder Gave them leave to take each other in marriage

 

according to the Good Order of Friends

 

Collected at this meeting 10s

 
 

The 20 day of the 10 month 1736 Was our monthly meet

 

ing of Women friends held In Dartmouth where Job —

 

Howland and Naomy Chase laid their Intentions of marriage —

 

they were desired to wait for their answer till next monthly meeting

 

Rebecca Russell and Rebecca Barker are Chose to make Inquirey

 

Into Concerning the young womans Clearness: Phebe Tucker

 

and Rebecca Russell are Chose to attend the Quarterly meeting

 

Collected by this meeting 8s-6d disbursted for keeping the meeting

 

house twenty Shillings

 
 

The 17 day of the 11 month ^1736 was our Monthly meeting of women

 

friends held In Dartmouth Collected at this meeting 5sJob —

 

Howland and Naomy Chase came for their answer friends finding

 

nothing to hinder their answer was they might take each other in

 

marriage In the good order of Truth at this meeting Joseph Tripp

 

and Abigail Wait laid their Intentions of marriage they were

 

Desired to wait till next monthly Meeting for their answer

 

Sarah Gifford and Lydia Allen Chose to make enquiry into the

 

young womans Clearness And Daniel Russell and Ruth

 

Howland Laid their Intentions of Marriage before this

 

Meeting and were desired to wait till the next monthly

 

Meeting for their answer And Mary Russell and Elizabeth

 

Barker are Chose to Enquire into the young Womans

 

Clearness and make return to the next monthly

 

Meeting The Friends that Were Chose visiters last year

 

are Chose to Serve again one year longer

 

and Apphia Mott is Chose to assist our aged Friend

 

Ruth Tucker in wighting or to write In her absence

 
 

The 21 of the 12 month 1736 Was ^our monthly meeting of

 

Women Friends held In Dartmouth Where Joseph Tripp

 

and Abigail Wait Came for their Answer and Enquiry

 

being made And Friends finding nothing to hinder them

 

gave them Leave to take Each other In marriage accord

 

ing to the Good order of Friends also Daniel Russell and

 

Ruth Howland Came for their answer and this meeting

 

finding nothing to hinder them Gave leave that they

 

Might preceed to take Each othe In Marriage

 

According to the Abovesd Good order

 

Collected at this meeting 7 shillings And 9 pence

 
 

The 21 of the 1 month 1737 Was our monthly Meeting

 

of Women Friends held In Dartmouth Collected 9s : 3d

 

Ruth Tucker And Apphia Mott are Chose to write

 

to the Quarterly meeting Our visitters gives an account

 

to this meeting that they have visited Friends families

 

In a General Way And in Some Families found things

 

pretty well And In others not So well Where they Laboured

 

With them in love for an amendment

 
 

The 18 day of the 2 month 1737 Was our monthly

 

meeting of Women Friends held in Dartmouth

 

Collected at this meeting 5 Shillings And 10 pence

 

one of the Friends that was Chose to attend it but brought

 

no account from the Quarterly meeting

 
 

The 16 day of the 3 month 1737 Was our monthly

 

meeting of Women Friends held in Dartmouth Where

 

David Stafford And Lydia Davel [Davol] Laid their intentions

 

of marriage And Were desired to wait till the next

 

monthly meeting for their answer and Keziah Wood

 

and Sarah Gifford ar Chose to make Enquiry Concerning

 

the young Womans Clearness

 
 

The 20 of the 4 month 1737 Was our monthly Meeting

 

of Women Friends held In Dartmouth

 

David Stafford and Lydia Davel [Davol] Waits till the next

 

Monthly meeting for their answer

 
 

The 18 Day the of the 5 month ^1737 was our monthly meeting of women

 

friends held In Dartmouth where David Stafford and Lydia Davel [Davol]

 

Came for their answer Inquiry being made friends finding

 

nothing hinder them gave them leave to take each other In

 

marriage according to the good order of Truth Collected by this

 

meeting 6s - this meeting Received an epistele from the yearly

 

meeting which was read and kindly Excepted

 
 

The 15 day of the 6 month 1737 Was our monthly meeting of women

 

friends held In Dartmouth Collected by this meeting 4s-10d this

 

meeting Chose Ruth Tucker and Phebe Tucker to ballance the

 

accounts of this meeting we have ballanced the accounts and there

 

remains In the stock £3-1s-7d

 
 

The 19 day of the 7 month 1737 was our monthly meeting of

 

women frinds held In Dartmouth Where Benjamin Wing and

 

Experience Benson laid their Intentions of marriage the[y] were desired

 

to wait till next montly meeting for their answer Ruth Davis and

 

Margrit Wing are Chose to make Inquiry Concerning the young womans

 

Clearness Collected at this meeting 5s Phebe Tucker and Sarah

 

Gifford are Chose attend the Quarterly meeting Ruth Tucker

 

and Apphia Mott are Chose to write to the Quarterly meeting

 
 

The 17 Da of the 8 month 1737 was our monthly meeting of women

 

friends held In Dartmouth Where Benjamin Wing and

 

Experience Benson came for their answer and friend finding

 

nothing to hinder them gave them leave to take each other In marriage

 

according to the good order of Truth

 

Also Joseph Smith and Elizabeth Davis laid their Intentions of

 

marriage before this meeting they were Desired to wait till next month

 

ly meeting for their answer Mary Lapham and Mary Russell were

 

Chose to make Inquiry Concerning the young womans Clearness Collected

 

at this meeting 4s-9d taken out of the Stock for the use of Friends £1-10s

 
 

The 21 day of the 9 month 1737 was our monthly meeting of women friends

 

held In Dartmouth Where Joseph Smith and Elisabeth Davis Came for their

 

answer and friends finding nothing to hinder them gave them leave to take

 

other In marriage according to the good order of Truth

 

also Joseph Barker and Rebekah Smith laid their intentions

 

of marriage before this meeting and were desired to wait till

 

the next monthly meeting for their answer

 

Rebekah Russell and Elizabeth Barker are Chose to enquire

 

Concerning the young Womans Clearness

 

Collected at this meeting for the use friends 0£-11s-08d

 
 

The 20 of the 10 month 1737 Was our monthly meeting

 

of Women Friends held in Dartmouth. Joseph Barker and

 

Rebekah Barker Smith Came for their answer and

 

nothing appearing to hinder they had their answer that they

 

might proceed to marry in the good order of Friends

 

And Seth Shearman and Ruth Lapham laid their intention

 

of marriage before this meeting and were desired to wait

 

till the next monthly meeting for their answer

 

Also Seth Shearman and Ruth Lapham laid their Intentions

 

of marriage before the abovesd meeting they were desired to wait

 

untill the next monthly meeting for their answer Mary Tucker

 

and Rebecca Barker are Chose to make Inquiry Concerning

 

the young womans Clearness

 

Reuben Davel [Davol] and Mary Ricketson laid their Intentions of

 

marriage before this meeting they were Desired to wait for their

 

answer till next monthly meeting Sarah Gifford and Joanna

 

Russell are Chose to make Inquiry Concerning the young

 

Womans Clearness Collected at this meeting the sum 3£-4d-6

 

taken out of the Stock for keeping the meeting house £1

 

Susanna Gifford and Apphia Mott are appoynted Chose to attend the Quarterly

 

meeting Ruth Tucker and Apphia Mott are Chose to write to the

 

Quarterly meeting

 
 

The 16 day of the 11 month 1737 was our monthly meeting of women

 

Friends held In Dartmouth where Reuben Davel [Davol] and Ma

 

Mary Ricketson came for their answer and after due Inquiry made

 

Concerning the young womans Clearness and finding nothing to hinder

 

their answer was they might proceed in marriage between this and

 

and [sic] the next monthly meeting according to the good order of Truth

 

Also Seth Shearman and Ruth Lapham Received the Same answer

 

that they might proceed In marriage between this and the next monthly

 

meeting according to the good order Established among Friends

 

Benjamin Russell and Hannah Allen laid their Intentions of marriage

 

before this meeting they were Desired to wait till the next monthly

 

meeting for their answer Mary Lapham and Apphia Mott are Chose

 

to make Inquiry chose to Concerning the young womans Clearness

 
 

The 20day of th 12 month 1737 was our monthly meeting of women

 

friends held In Dartmouth where Benjamin Russell and Hannah Allen

 

Came for their answer and an Enquiry having been made Concer

 

ning ye young womans Clerness and nothin being found to hinder

 

they had their answer that they might proceed to take each other

 

In marriage in Some Convenient time between this and the

 

Next monthly meeting according to good order

 

and ther was Collected at this meeting 8s-8d

 

and Sarah Gifford and Audre Smith are Chose Visitters for

 

Ponagansett and Mary Russell and Sarah Taber for Cushnot

 

And Hannah Cadman and Keziah Wood for Coaksett

 
 

At our monthly meeting of Women friends held In

 

Dartmouth ^the 20 day of ye [1?] month 1737/8 where Jacob Shearman and Margrit Prance [Prince]

 

Signified their Intentions of marriage and were desired to

 

wait till the next monthly meeting for their Answer and

 

Mary Lapham and Rebekah Russell are appointed to make

 

enquiry Into the young Womans Clearness and Conversation

 

and make return to ye next monthly meeting

 

There was Collected at this meeting 5s-6d

 

Ruth Tucker and Apphia Mott are appointed to Write to the

 

Quarterly meeting, and this meeting is adjourned till the

 

First [6?] day in the 2d month next

 
 

At our monthly meeting of Women friends held in Dartmouth

 

on the 17th of the 2 month 1738 Jacob Shearman and Margrit Prance [Prince]

 

Came and Desired their answer and due Enquiry having been made

 

Concerning the young Womans Clearness and nothing appearing

 

to hinder they had their answer that they might proceed in marri

 

-age In some Convenient time between this and the next monthly

 

meeting Observing good order in the accomplishment thereof

 

Collected at this meeting 0£-9s-4d And Patienc[e] Wood the Wife

 

of William Wood remains under dealing and this meeting

 

hath Chose Phebe Tucker and Mary Tucker to go and talk

 

further with her

 
 

At our monthly meeting of Women friends held In Dartmouth

 

on the 15th of the 3 month 1738 John Allen and Margrate Soule

 

Laid their Intentions of Marriage befor this meeting and were desired

 

to Wait till the next monthly meeting for their answer and

 

Rebekah Barker and Joanna Russell are appointed to Enquire

 

Into the young Womans Clearness and Conversation and make

 

return to the next monthly meeting

 

And Joseph Havens and Rebekah Russell did lay their Intentions

 

of marriage before this meeting And were also desired to Wait

 

till the next monthly meeting for their answer and Rebekah

 

Russell and Eunice Goddard are appointed to make Enquiry into

 

the young Womans Clearness and Conversation and make

 

return to the next monthly meeting

 

There Was Collected at this meeting 6s-8d

 
 

At our monthly meeting of Women Friends held In Dartmouth

 

on the 19 day of the 4 month 1738 John Allen and Margrate

 

Soule Came for their answer and nothing appearing to hinder

 

they had their answer that they might proceed to take each other

 

In marriage in Some Convenient time between this and the

 

next monthly meeting observing our good order in the

 

Accomplishment thereof: Also Joseph Havens and Rebeckah

 

Russells Answer was that they might proceed In marriage

 

as abovesd And Mary Russell and Apphia Mott are appointed

 

to attend the Quarterly Meeting And to write to ye Same

 
 

At our monthly meeting of Women Friends held In Dartmouth

 

on the 17 of ye 5 month 1738 We received an Epistle

 

from the Q yearly meeting at New Port which was read and

 

kindly accepted There was Collected at this meeting 0-5-0

 

and Abgail Ricketson remaine yet under Dealing

 

And Patience Wood hath made Sattisfaction for her

 

out goings

 
 

At our monthly meeting of Women Friends held in Dartmouth

 

The 21 Day of the 6 month 1738: Collected at this meeting 0-5-3

 

And Ruth Tucker and Phebe Tucke[r] are Chose to ballance the

 

accompts of this meeting

 
 

At our monthly meeting of Women Friends held In Dartmouth

 

on the 18th of the 7 month 1738 And William Ricketson and

 

Hannah Russell laid their Intention of taking Each other in

 

Marriage before this meeting And were desired to Wa[i]t till the

 

next monthly meeting for their answer and Rebeckah Russell

 

and Apphia Mott are appointed to make Enquiry into the young

 

Womans Clearness and Conversation and make return to the

 

next monthly meeting and Grizzel Shearman and Abigail

 

Jenkins are Chose to attend the Quarterly meeting

 

all the acounts ballanced and remains In the Stock 3-17-4

 
 

At our monthly meeting of Women Friends held In Dart

 

mouth on ———————————

 

Collected at this meeting 7s-6d Disbusted at this 2 pounds for a

 

perticular Friend And Ruth Tucker and Apphia Mott ar

 

Chose to Write to the Quarterly meeting

 
 

At our monthly meeting of Women Friends held in

 

Dartmouth on the 16th of the 8 month 1738 William

 

Ricketson Came for their answer And Finding nothing

 

to hinder them they had their answer that they might proceed

 

to take each other In marriage in Some Convenient time

 

between this and the next monthly meeting Observing good

 

order in the performance thereof

 

Collected at this meeting 0-7-7

 
 

At our monthly meeting of Women Friends held In

 

Dartmouth on the 20th day of the 9 month 1738

 

Collected at this meeting 0£-9s-0d And disbusted out of the Stock

 

for the use of Friends —— 0£-6s-6d

 
 

At our monthly meeting of Women Friends held In

 

Dartmouth on the 18th of the 10 month 1739 [sic]

 

There was Collected at this meeting 0-3s-0d

 

Taken out of the Stock out of the Stock [sic] for keeping the

 

meeting House one pound. Susanna Gifford and Joanna Mott

 

are appointed to attend the Quarterly meeting

 

And Ruth Tucker and Apphia Mott are appointed to Draw

 

an Epistle to the Quarterly meeting

 
 

At our monthly meeting of Women Friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 15th day of the 11 month 1738

 

Stephen Peckham and Keturah Arthur Signified their Intentions

 

of marriage at this meeting and were desired to wait till the next

 

Monthly meeting for their answer We have had an account

 

of her Clearness and Conversation from Nantucket

 

There was Collected at this meeting 0£-4s-0d

 
 

At our monthly meeting of Women Friends Held at our

 

Meeting House In Dartmouth on the 19th Day of ye 12 month 1738

 

Stephen Peckham and Keturah Arthur Came to this meeting

 

For their Answer And there being nothing found to hinder

 

their answer was that they might proceed to take Each

 

other in Marriage in Some Convenient time between

 

this and the next monthly meeting observing Our Good

 

Order in the accomplishing of it

 

No business presented from the Quarterly Meeting

 

And this meeting mad Choice of Hannah Cadman and

 

Peace Wood visitters for Coaksett Vil[l]age and for Ponggansitt

 

Mary Lapham Sarah Gifford and Audre Smith

 

And Mary Russell and Sarah Taber for Cushnot

 

There was Collected at this meeting 0£-3s-0d

 
 

At our monthly Meeting of Women Friends held at our

 

meeting House in Dartmouth on the 19th day of the first month

 

1739 there was Collected at this meeting 0£-3s-6d

 

And this meeting is adjourned until the first sixth day in

 

the 2d month next

 
 

At our monthly meeting of Women Friends held by adjournmentpeleg

 

on the 6 day of the 2 month 1739 Lydia Soule and

 

Meribeh [Meribah] Slocum are appointed to attend the Quarterly

 

Meeting: And Ruth Tucker and Apphia Mott are appointed

 

to attend Draw an Epistle to the Quarterly meeting next

 

and Dorcas Shepherd is added to the Visitters for this year

 

And Phebe Tucker is under Dealing Concerning the matter

 

about Ruth Slocum

 
 

At our monthly meeting of Women Friends held In

 

Dartmouth on the 16 day of the 2d month 1739 Robert Hall

 

And Isabel Shearman did lay their intentions of marriage

 

before this meeting and Were desired to wait till the next

 

Monthly meeting for their answer and Mary Lapham and

 

Mary Russell are appointed to make Enquiry into the

 

young Womans Clearness and Conversation And make

 

return to the next monthly meeting

 

And John Potter and Hannah Barker laid their inten

 

=tion of marriage before this meeting and were Desired as

 

aforesd and Susanna Gifford and Mary Tucker are appoin

 

=ted to See Into the young Womans Clearness and make return

 

as aforesd Collected at this meeting 0£-10s-9d

 

Taken out of the Stock for the use of Friends 1-10-0

 

And Phebe Tucker hath not made full Sattisfaction as yet

 

And Mary Tucker is Chose to keep ye Collection mony

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Women Friends held at

 

our meeting House in Dartmouth on the 21 of the 3 mo

 

1739 Robert Hall and Isabel Shearman and John

 

Potter and Hannah Barker Came for their answers

 

And nothing Appearing to hinder they had their answers

 

that they might proceed to marry in Some Convenient

 

time between this and the next monthly meeting

 

observing the Good order of Friends In the accomplishing

 

thereof Collected at at [sic] this meeting 0£-6s-5d

 
 

At our monthly meeting of Women Friends held at

 

our meeting House in Dartmouth the 18th Day of the 4 mo

 

1739. Abraham Stafford and Ruth Wood laid their

 

their [sic] intentions of marriage before this meeting and

 

were desired to wait til ye next monthly meeting for

 

their answer And Elizabeth Barker and Peace Wood

 

are Chose to make Enquiry Concerning the young wo-

 

=mans Clearness and Conversation and make return

 

to the next monthly meeting

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Women Friends held

 

at our meeting House in Dartmouth on the 16 day

 

of the 5 month 1739 Collected at this meeting 0-10-0

 

and Experience Wing is Chosen visitter for Rochester

 
 

At our monthly meeting of Women Friends held

 

at our meeting House in Dartmouth on the 20 of the

 

6 month 1739 Abraham Stafford and Ruth Wood Came and

 

desired their answer and nothing appearing to hinder

 

their answer was that they might proceed to take each

 

Other in marriage in the good order Established amongst

 

Friends in some Convenient time between this and the

 

next monthly meeting and Audere Smith and Apphia

 

Mott are appointed to ballance the accompts of this

 

meeting which they have done and remains

 

In the Stock 2£-1s-9d

 
 

At our monthly meeting of Women Friends held at our

 

Meeting House in Dartmouth on the 17 day of the 7 month 1739

 

William Russell and Elisabeth Willber [Wilbur] laid their intentions

 

of marriage before this meeting and were desired to wait til

 

the next monthly meeting for their answer and Mary

 

Russell and Rebeckah Russell are appointed to make Enquirry

 

Into the young Womans Clearness and Conversation and

 

make return to the next monthly meeting

 

And Joseph Taber and Mary Tinkham also laid their intention

 

of marriage and were desired to wait accordingly And Mary

 

Russell and Ruth Davis were Chose to Enquire into the young

 

Womans Clearness as aforesd

 

Collected at this meeting 0-5-6 and Audre Smith and

 

Apphia Mott are Chose to Draw up an Epistle to the

 

Quarterly meeting next

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Woman Friends held at our

 

Meeting House in Dartmouth on the 15 day of the 8 month

 

1739 William Russell and Elizabeth Willber [Wilbur] appeared at

 

this meeting and Signified the Continuation of their intention

 

as did also Joseph Taber and Mary Tinkham and things

 

appearing Clear they had their answers that they might

 

proceed to mar[r]y in good order in Some Convenient time

 

between this and the next monthly meeting

 

Collected for the use of friend 0-5s-9d

 

We received an Episle from Rode Island which was read

 

and kindly accepted

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meet

 

ing House in Dartmouth on the 19 day of ye 9 month 1739

 

Collected at this meeting for the use of Friends 0£-4s-6d

 

Taken out of the Stock 0£-11s-10d

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women Friends held in Dartmouth

 

The 17th of ye 10th month 1739. Collected for the youce of friends 1£=4s=1d

 

Mary Russell and Peace Wood are Chose to attend the Quarte[r]ly meeting

 

Ruth Tucker and Apphia Mott are appoynted to Draw an Epissel to the

 

Quarterly meeting next Ensuing this meeting is aiurned until the first

adjournd

6 Day in the next month

 

Peleg

Cornel

proposal

At our monthly meeting of Women friends held in Dartmouth ye 21th of ye 11th mo 1739

Where Peleg Cornell and mary Russell Laid their intention of marri[a]g[e] they were

To wait until the next monthly meeting for their answer Rebeckah Russell and

 

Rebeckah Barker was Chose to make inquiry Concearning the young woman Clear

 

ness and Conversation and make their Return to the next monthly meeting

Eliz: Wing

Meriba

Gifford

Mary Lapham and Susannah Gifford wear [were] Chose to talke with Elizabeth wing

And meribah Gifford Conserning their out Goings Collected att this meeting: 4S[?] =6d

Taken out of the Stock for the youce of Friends: £1–5S–0d

 

Peleg

Cornel

answer

At our monthly meeting of Women Friends held in Dartmouth ye 18th day of 12mo 1739

Wher[e] Peleg Cornell and mary Russell Boath appeared Signified the Continuation

of their intention of marri[a]ge and their answer was that they might Proceed

David

Smith

proposal

David Smith and Jean Brown Laid their intention of marrige Before this meeting

They wear Desired to wait until the next monthly meeting for their answer

Mary Russell and Elizabeth Barker wear Chose to make inquire Conserning

 

The yo[u]ng woman Clearness and Conversation and make their Return to the next

 

Monthly meeting Collected for the youce of friends £0=4S=0d

 

David

Smith

answer

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth: ye 17 of ye 1th mo 1740

Where David Smith and Jean Brown boath appeared Before this meeting

and Signified the Continuation of their intention of marri[a]ge and their

George

Allen

proposal

Answer was they might Proceed George Allen and Rachel Smith Laid

Their intention of marrige Before this meeting & they were Desired

To wait until the next monthly meeting for their answer Rebeckah

 

Russell and Apphia mott are to make inquirey Concerning the young

 

Woman Clearness and make their Return to the next monthly meeting

 

Col[l]ected for the youce of friends: £0=6S=1d–0[t?] this meeting is a iourned [adjourned] until

 

The first Sixth day in the next month Peace wood and Susannah Gifford

 

Are appointed to attend the Quarte[r]ly meeting Ruth Tucker and Apphia

 

Mott are to Draw up an Epistel to the Quartely meeting next ~~

 

George

Allen

answer

At our mont[h]ly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth ye 21 of ye 2th mo 1740

George Allen and Rachel Smith Both appeared and Signified the Continuation

of their intention of marrige and their answer was they might proceed

Wm Hart

proposal

William Hart and mary Shepard [Shepherd] Laid their intention of marrige Before this

Meeting they were desired to wait until the next monthly meeting for

 

Their answer mary Lapham and Joanna Russell are to make inquirey

 

Concerning the yong woman Clearness and Conversation and make their

 

Return to the next monthly meeting Collected at this meeting the –

 

Sum of 8s=9d no Business from the Quarte[r]ly meeting

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth ye 20 of ye 3th mo 1740

Wm Hart

answer

Where William Hart and Mary Shephard [Shepherd] Boath appearing Before this

Meeting and signified the Continuation of their intention of marrige and

Jos

Tripp

answer

proposal

Their answer was that they might Proceed Joseph Tripp and Judah – –

Mosher Laid their intention of marrige Before this meeting they wear

To wait until the next monthly meeting for their answer Elizabeth

Barker and Grizzel Sherman are Chose to make Enquire [inquiry] Concerning the

 

yo[u]ng woman Clearness and Conversation and make their Return to the

Phebe

Tucker

Next monthly meeting Collected at this meeting–1S=6d- Phebe Tucker hath made

Friends Satisfaction

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women holden in Dartmouth ye 23 of ye 4th mo 1740

Jos: Tripp

answer

Joseph Tripp and Judah mosher Boath appearing Before this meeting and

signified the Continuation of their intention of marrige and their answer was

 

They might Proceed according to the Good order Established among friends

 

Friends have maid Choyce of mary Gifford and Keziah Wood to visit friends

 

Families at acokset this year Collected for the youce of friends the Sum of: 14S=0d

 

Lyda taber and Mary Russell are appointed to visit friends families in

 

Poniganset this year Keziah Wood and Abig[a]il Ginkins are Appointed to

 

Attend the Quarte[r]ly meeting next Ensuing Ruth Tucker and Apphia mott

 

Are to draw an Epistel to the Quartely meeting

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth ye 21 of ye 5 mo 1740

Dan

Russell

proposal

Where Daniel Russell and Edea Howland Laid their intention of marrage

They ware [were] Desired to wait until the next monthly meeting for their

Answers mary Lapham and Apphia mott were Chosen to make Enquire

 

Concerning the yong woman Clearness and Conversation and make

Epistle

Recd

Their Return unto the next monthly meeting: we Recevid an Epistle

From friends at Newport which was Re[a]d and the Love therein [ministered?]

 

Kindly accepted:

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth ye 15 of ye 6th mo 1740

Dan:

Russell

Where Daniel Russel[l] and Edea Howland Both appeared Before this meeting

And Signified the Continuation of their intention of marrige and their answer

 

was they might Proceed in marrage Betwixt this and the next monthly

 

Meeting observing Good orders Collected for the youce of friends: £0–7S–2d

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth ye 15 of ye 7th mo 1740

Nat

Bowdish

proposal

Nathaniel Bowdash [Bowdish] and Francies Lapham Laid their intention of marrage

Before this meeting they ware Desired to wait unt[i]l the next monthly

Meeting for their answer Rebeckah Barker and Elizabeth Barker

 

Are Chose to make inquire Concerning the yong woman Clearness and

 

make their Return to the next monthly meeting Collected for the youce

 

of friends: =3s= 10d Audrey Smith and Apphia mott and mary Tucker are

 

Chose to Ballance the accompts of this meeting Susannah Gifford and

 

Joanna mott are Appoynted to attend the Quarte[r]ly meeting next

 

Insuing and Apphia mott to write to the Quartely meeting Mary Lapham

 

Elizabeth Barker and Susannah Gifford are Appoynted Visitors for Ponaganset

 

Villige this year: all accounts Ballanced and hear Remains in the Stock: £3=15S=6d

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth ye 20th of ye 8th mo 1740

Natl

Bowdish

answer

Nathaniel Bowdash [Bowdish] and Franses Lapham Came for their answer and there

Being Nothing found to hender them their Answer was they might Proceed

Betwean this and the next monthly meeting According to Good orders Established

 

Among friend Collected for the youce [use] of friends: 5S=0d

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth ye 17th of ye 9th mo 1740

 

Collected for the youce of friends: 2S=4d

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth ye 15th of ye 10th mo 1740

 

No Collection this meeting: Taken out of the Stock one Pound: towards keeping

 

The meeting house: mary Lapham and Susannah Gifford are Chose to attend

 

The Quarte[r]ly meeting Ruth Tucker and Apphia Mott are Appointed to draw

 

An Epistle to the Quarterly meeting Next insuing

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth ye 19th of ye 11th mo 1740

 

Collected for the youce of friends: – - - - – - – – – £0=11S=11d

 

Dan

Howland

proposal

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth ye 25th of ye 12th mo 1740

Where Daniel Howland and mary Slocom [Slocum] Laid their intention of marr[i]age

They ware to wait for their answer until the next monthly meeting

 

Rebeckah Russell and Rebeckah Barker were to make inquire [inquiry] Concerning

 

The yo[u]ng woman Clearness and Conversation and make their Return to the Next

 

Monthly meeting: no Collection this meeting

 

Dan

Howland

answer

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth ye 16th of ye 1th mo 1741

Where Daniel Howland and mary Slocome [Slocum] Boath Appeard at this meeting and

Signified the Continuation of their intention of marrage and their answer

 

was they might Proceed betwixt this and the next monthly meeting observing

 

Good orders: Collected for the youce of friends: 7S- 8d= This meeting is a iourned [adjourned]

 

until the first Six[th] day in next month Ruth Tucker and Apphia Mott

 

Are appoynted to Draw an Epistle to the Quarte[r]ly meeting Next

 

Wm

Gifford

proposal

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth ye 20th of ye 2th mo 1741

William Gifford and Elizabeth Tripp Laid their intention of marrage they

were Desired to wait until the next monthly meeting for their answer

 

Rebeckah Russell and Peace Wood are Appointed to make inquirey Concerning

 

the yo[u]ng woman Clearness and Conversation and make their Return to the next

 

monthly meeting: Collected for the youce of friends – – – – £0– 5S– 0d

 

Wm Gifford

answer

At our monthly meeting of women friend held in Dartmouth ye 27th of ye 3th mo 1741

Where William Gifford and Elizabeth Tripp Both Appeared at this meeting

 

And Signified the Continuation of their intention of marrage and their - - -

 

Answer was they might Proceed Betwix[t] this and the next monthly meeting

 

Observing Good orders: No Collection this meeting

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth by an a iurnment [adjournment]

 

the 22th of ye 4th mo 1741: Collected for the youce of friends: – - – – - – 5S=2d

Visitors

This meeting hath maid Choice of Keziah Wood and mary Gifford to visit

 

Friends famelies in Acokset this year: mary Russell and Grizzel Sherman

 

Are Appointed to attend the Quarte[r]ly meeting next ensuing Ruth Tucker

 

and Apphia mott are Appointed to write an Epistle to the Qu[a]rte[r]ly meeting: next

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth ye 20th of ye 5th mo 1741

 

Collected for the youce of friends - - - – – £0=2S=0d

Eliphel

Harper

Recd

This meeting Received an Epistle from Newport yearly meeting which

Was Re[a]d and Kindley Accepted: Eliphel Harper Certificate was Re[a]d in

This meeting and well accepted and She taken under the Cear [care] of the meeting

 

Eliphel Harper Certificate Came from Sandwich monthly meeting:

 

Taken out of the Stock one Pound ten Shillings

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth ye 17th of ye 6 mo 1741

 

No Collection this meeting

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth ye 21th of 7 mo

 

1741: Collected for the youce of friends:= 10S=0d:

 

Grizzel Sherman and Elizabeth Gidley are Appoynted to attend the

 

Quarte[r]ly meeting Ruth Tucker and Apphia mott are Chose to write

 

To the Quartely meeting Next Ensuing: Audrey Smith and mary

 

Tucker and Apphia Mott are Chose to Balance the accoumpts [accounts]

 

of the Above Said meeting: this meeting is a iourned [adjourned] until the first Sixt[h]

 

Day in Next month

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth ye 19th of ye 8th mo 1741

 
 

The 11th day of ye 9th mo 1741: All Accounts Ballanced and hear [here] - - –

 

Remains in the Stock - £3=14S=7d

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women friends Held in Dartmouth

John

Gifford

proposal

The 16th day of ye 9th mo 1741 where John Gifford and Bershaba Lapham

Both Appeared and Signified their intention of marr[i]age they wear [were]

Desired to wait until the Next monthly meeting for their answer

 

Rebeckah Russell and Apphia mott are Appointed to make inquire [inquiry]

 

Concerning the yo[u]ng woman Clearness and make their Return to the Next

 

Monthly meeting: Collected for the youce of friends = - - - - 5S–0d

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women Friends held in Dartmouth the 21th day

 

of ye 10th mo 1741: where John Gifford and Bershaba Lapham Both Appear[e]d

John

Gifford

answer

And Signified the Continuation of their intention of marr[i]age and their

Answer was they might Proceed Betwixt this and the Next monthly

meeting observing Good orders: Collected for the youce of friends = 10S=9d= -

 

Taken out of the Stock: £1=10S=0d towards payment for Keeping the meeting

 

house: Susannah Gifford and Peace Wood are Appointed to Attend the

 

Qu[a]rte[r]ly meeting Next insuing at Rhod island: Ruth Tucker and Apphia

 

Mott are Appointed to Draw up an Epistle to the Qurtely meeting Next

 

Silas

Kirby

proposal

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in dartmouth ye 18th of ye 11th mo

1741 whear Silas Kirby and Elizabeth Russell Signified their

intention of marrage they were desired to wait until the next monthly

 

Meeting for their answer: mary Lapham and Grizzel Sherman wery [were] Chose

 

To make inquire Concerning the yong woman Cl[e]arness and Conversation and

 

Make their Return to the Next monthly meeting: No Collection this meeting

 
 

At our mont[h]ly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth the 15th of ye 12th mo

Frances

Allen

proposal

1741 whery [where] Frances Allen and Rebeckah Tucker Came and Signified

Their intention of mar[ri]age: they were to wait for their answer until

The Next monthly meeting: Two friends were Chose to inquire into

 

the yong woman Clearness and make their Return to the Next monthly

 

meeting: No Collection this meeting

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women Friends held in Dartmouth the 15th of ye 1th month

Silas

Kirby

answer

1742: where Silas Kirby and Elizabeth Russel[l] Both Appeared and

Signified the Contin[u]ation of their intention of marrige and their Answer was

They might Proceed in marrage Betwixt this and the Next monthly meeting

Francis

Allen

answer

According to Good orders: also Francis Allen and Rebeckah Tucker Came and

Desired their Answer and friends finding Nothing to hender them their [answer?] was they

might proceed in marrage Betwix this and the Next monthly meeting observing Good

 

orders: Collected for the youce of Friends - - - - 6S–3d

 

Phebe Tucker and Sarah Gifford are Appointed to Attend the Qua[r]te[r]ly meeting

 

Elizabeth Barker and mary Tucker are Chose to Talk with marebah howland

 

For her out Goings: Ruth Tucker and Apphia Mott are Appointed to write to

 

The Qu[a]rte[r]ly meeting

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth ye 19th of ye 2th mo 1742

 

No Collection this meeting: No Business Presented for the Qurtely meeting

 
 

At our monthl[y] meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth the 17th of ye 3th mo 1742

 

Collected for the youce [use] of friends - - - - 3S=9d

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth ye 21th of ye 4th mo 1742

 

Collected for the youce friends: 15S=9d= Peace Wood and Mary Gifford are Appointed

 

to attend the Qurtely meeting Next insuing Ruth Tucker and Apphia mott

 

are Appointed to draw an Epistle to the Quertely meeting

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women friend held in Dartmouth ye 19th of ye 5th mo 1742

 

Collected for the youce of friends: 4S=3d: Taken out of the Stock: 15S=9[d?]: for the youce

 

of friends: more taken out of the Stock towards Payment for Keeping the

 

meeting house: =£2=0S=0d

 
 

At our monthly of women friends held in Dartmouth ye 16th of ye 6th mo 1742

 

Collected for the youce of friends: =7S=8d= this meeting makes Choice of

Visitors

Peace Wood and Abig[a]il Cornel [Cornell] to visit friends Famelies at acokset

 

the year insuing

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth ye 20th of ye 7th mo

 

1742: Collected for the youce of Friends – - – – - –– – 12S=6d

 

Elizabeth Gidley and Sarah Gifford are Appointed to Attend the Qu[a]rte[r]ly

 

Meeting Next insuing: Grizzel Sherman and mary Tucker are Chose

Eliphel

Harper

To talke with Eliphel Harper Concerning her Clearness on her Removeal

Ruth Tucker and Apphia Mott are Appointed to Daraw an Epistle to the

 

Qurtely meeting

 
 

At our monthl[y] meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth 18th day

 

of ye 8th mo 1742 No Business Pr[e]sented from the Qurtely = meeting

 

Audrey Smith Mary Tucker Apphia Mott are to Balance the accou

 

nts of this meeting No Collection this meeting: Elizabeth Gidley and

Joanna

Howland

Susannah Gifford are Appointed to talk with Joanna Howland

Concerning her out Goings

 
 

The 8th day of the 9th mo 1742: all accompts Balanced and hear [here]

 

Remains in the Stock= £2=14S=9d

 
 

At our Monthly Meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth

 

The 15th of ye 9th mo 1742: No Collection this Meeting

 
 

At our Monthly Meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth ye 20th

 

of 10th mo 1742: Collected for the youce [use] of friends: 4S=6d:

 

Two pounds taken out of the Stock for Keeping the meeting house

 

3 Shillings more taken out of the Stock: this meeting Hath maid [made]

 

Choice of Peace Wood and mary Willcox and Sarah Gifford to Talk with

 

Leah Brownell for a miss step which She hath taken: Phebe Tucker and

 

Sarah Gifford are Appointed to attend the Quertaly Meeting Next insuing

 

Ruth Tucker and Apphia Mott are to Draw an Epistle to the Same

 
 

At our Monthly meeting of women held in Dartmouth the 17th of

 

the 11th mo 1742: hear [here] was Collected for the youce of friends: 10S–0d-

Visiters

This meeting maid Choice of Lyda Taber and Mary Russel [Russell] for to visit friends

 

Friends families in Cushnet this year: this meeting maid Choice of

Alice

Slocum

Audrey Smith and Elizabeth Gidley to Talke with Ealce Slocom [Alice Slocum] for

Nat: Kirby

& wife

Her out Goings: Peace Wood and Mary Gifford are Appointed to go with

the men to talke with Nathaniel Kerby [Kirby] and his Wife

 
 

At our Monthly Meeting of women friend held in Dartmouth the 21th day

 

of the 12th mo 1742: hear was Collected for the youce of friends: £3-0S-6d=

Mary

Wood &

Sarah Giff=

=ford

this Meeting Chose Mary Gifford and Abig[a]il Cornal [Cornell] to talk with Mary

Wood: Mary Russel[l] and Elizabeth Barker are Chose to talke with Sarah

Gifford


 

At our Monthly Meeting of Women friends held in Dartmouth ye 21 of ye 1th mo 1743

Peleg

Gifford

proposal

whear Peleg Gifford and Abig[a]il Shephard [Shepherd] Laid their intention of marr[i]age

they Friends Were Desired to wait for their answer until the Next

Monthly meeting: Hannah Tucker and Apphia Mott were Appointed

 

to make inquire Concerning the yo[u]ng woman Clearness and Conversation and

 

make Return to the Next monthly meeting: Rebeckah Barker and Apphia

 

Mott are Appointed to attend the Qu[a]rte[r]ly meeting Next insuing: Ruth Tuck[er]

 

and Apphia Mott are to Draw an Epistle to the Sam[e] no Collection this

 

meeting: Hannah Cadman and Susannah Cornal [Cornell] are Appointed to See into

 

mary Devile [Davol] Conv[e]rsation

 
 

At our Montht[y] Meeting of Women Friends held in

Peleg

Gifford

answer

Dartmouth ye 18th of ye 2th mo 1743: where Peleg Gifford and Abig[a]il

Shephard [Shepherd] Boath appear[e]d and Signified the Continuation of their

intention of marri[a]ge: and their answer Was they might Proceed

 

Betwix[t] this and the Next monthly meeting observing Good orders

 

Collected for the youce of friends: 12S–0d=

Sarah

Gifford

made

satisfaction

Sarah Gifford hath maid friends Satisfaction for the uneasiness

Which She hath Caused among friend Concerning the marr[i]age of

her daughter


 

At our Monthly Meeting of Women friends held in Dartmouth

 

The 15th of ye 3th mo 1743: No Collection this meeting

 

Furreign

Friends

Visit

At our Monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth

The 20th of ye 4th mo 1743: Kezia Benson and Hocks[?] have visited our

Meeting and their visits wear kindly accepted: Collected for the youce

 

of friends: 6S–8d: Bethia Wadys Certificate was Read and well accepted:

Bethiah

Wady

Recd

Sarah Gifford and Kezia wood are Appointed to attend the Qu[a]rte[r]ly ~~~

meeting: Apphia Mott is Appointed to draw an Epistle to the Qurtely ~~~

meeting Next insuing

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth the

 

15th of ye 5th mo 1743: here was Collected for the youce of friends: 8S–3d

Alice

Bunting

Ann

Gant

Visit

Ealse Bunting and Ann Gant: have visited our meeting and their visits

were Kindly Excepted: and our meeting had good unity with their Certificate

The Epistle from Newport yearly meeting was Read and well accepted ~

No Business Presented from the Qurtely meeting


 

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth: ye 15th of

 

the 6th mo 1743: Collected for the youce of friends: 5S=0d= this meeting maid [choice?] of

Visitors

Peace wood and Abig[a]il Cornal [Cornell] to visit friends families in Acokset

 

vilige this year: mary Lapham Susannah Gifford and Elizabeth Barker

 

and Sarah Gifford are Chose to visit friends families in Poniganset [Apponagansett] ~~

 

vilige this year insuing

 
 

At our monthly meeting of Women friend held in Dartmouth ye 19 of ye 7th [mo]

 

1743: Collected for the youce of friends: 6S=6d: Robard Mosher and Sarah

Robart

Mosher

proposal

Laton [Lawton] Both Appeared at this meeting and Signified their intention of marr[ia]ge

they were Desired to weait for their answer until the Next monthly

Meeting: Peace Wood and Sarah Gifford are Appointed to make inquire - - – -

 

Concerning the yong woman Clearness and Conversation and make Return to

 

the Next monthly meeting: Audra Smith and Mary Wilcox are appointed to

 

Attend the Qurtely meeting: Ruth Tucker and Apphia Mott are to Draw

 

an Epistle to the Same: taken out of the Stock for the youce of

 

Friends - - 6S=8d=

 
 

At our monthly meeting of Women friends held in Dartmouth ye 17th of ye 8th mo

Robart

Mosher

answer

1743: where Robard Mosher and Sarah Laton [Lawton] Boath appeard and Signified

the Contin[u]ation of their intention of marrage: and friends finding Nothing to

Hender them: their answer Was they might Proceed Betwix this and the

 

Next monthly meeting observing Good orders Collected for the youce of friends

 

:6S=6d=: taken out of the Stock: 9S-10d= this meeting Chose Audr[e]y Smith Mary

 

tucker Apphia mott to balance the accounts of this meeting

 
 

The 16th of the 9th mo 1743: all Accounts Balanced and here

 

Remains in the Stock - - -£3–1S–2d-

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth

Daniel

Wood

proposal

ye 21th ye 9th mo 1743: where Daniel Wood and mary wady Boath

Appeared and Signified their intention pf marri[a]ge: they were desired

to wait for their answer until the Next monthly meeting: Rebeckah

 

Russel [Russell] and Mary Russel[l] are to make inquirey concerning the yo[u]ng woman

 

Clearness and Conversation and make their Return to the Next monthly

 

meeting; Collected for the youce [use] of friends: =5S=0d:

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth by

Daniel

Wood

answer

a iorment [adjournment] ye 6th of ye 10th mo 1743: where Daniel Wood and mary wady Boath

Appeard and signified the Continuation of their intention of marr[i]age

and friends finding nothing to hender them their answer was they might

 

Proceed in marrage Betwix[t] this and the Next monthly meeting observeing

 

Good orders: taken out of the Stock: 2£ to wards Keeping the meeting

 

house: Mary Lapham and Susannah Gifford are Appointed to attend the

 

Qu[a]rte[r]ly meeting Next insuing: No Collection this meeting: Ruth tucker

 

and Apphia mott are Chose to Draw an Epistle to the Qurtely meeting

 
 

At our Monthly meeting of Women friends held in Dartmouth y 16th of ye 11th [mo]

 

1743: No Collection this meeting nor no Business Presented from the

 

Qurtely meeting

 
 

At our monthly Meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth

Daniel

Gifford

proposal

ye 20th of ye 12th mo 1743\\4: where Daniel Gifford and Ann Howland Both

Appeared att this meeting and signified their intention of marr[i]age

they were Desired to wait for their answer until the Next monthly

 

meeting: Phebe Tucker and mary Russel[l] are to make inquire [inquiry]

 

Concerning the yong Woman Clearness and make their Return to the

 

Next monthly meeting: Collected for the youce of friends: =3S–8d~

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth ye 19th of y[e] 1th mo

Dan

Gifford

Answer

1744: Daniel Gifford and Ann Holand [Howland] Both appear[e]d at this meeting

and Signified the Continuation of their intention of marrage: and

friends finding nothing to hender them: their answer was they

 

mig[h]t proceed in marr[ia]ge Betwix this and the Next monthly meeting

 

observeing Good orders= Collected for the youce of friends – - - – 15S–4d

Thomas

Smith

proposal

Thomas Smith and Exsperence Chace Laid their intention of marr[i]age

Before this meeting: they were Desired to wait for their answer until

John

Parks

proposal

the Next monthly meeting: also John Parke and Sarah Gifford Both

appe[a]red at this meeting and Signified their intention of marrage they were

Were to wait for their answer until the Next monthly meeting ~ ~

 

The friends that went out with them are to make inquire Concerning the

 

yo[u]ng womens Clearness and Conversation and make their Return to the Next

 

monthly meeting: Phebe tucker and Apphia Mott are appointed to attend the

 

Qu[a]rte[r]ly meeting: Ruth Tucker and Apphia Mottt are to write to the

 

Qurtely meeting Next insuing

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth ye 16 of

Tho Smith

and

John Parks

answer

ye 2th mo 1744: No Collection this meeting Thomas Smith and Exsperance Chace

John Parke and Sarah Gifford all Appe[a]red att this meeting and Signified - -

the Continuation of their intention of marr[i]age: and friends finding

Nothing to hender them their answer was that they might Proceed

 

in marr[i]ag[e]: Betwean this and the Next monthly meeting observing Good orders:

 

Nothing of Business Pr[e]sented from the Qurtely meeting: taken out of the

 

Stock: £1=10S–0d

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth ye 21th of ye 3th mo

 

1744: Collected for the youce of friends =6S=0d

 

Bethiah walker Certificate was Read and She Rece[i]ved und[er] the Cear [care] of our

 

Meeting

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth ye 18th of ye 4 mo

 

1744 Collected for the youce of friends =6S=7d: Susannah Gifford and Deborah

Visitors

Hunt are Appointed to attend the Qurtely meeting: this meeting maid Choyce

 

of Mary Gifford and hannah Mosher to visit friends famileys in acokset this

 

year insuing: Ruth Tucker and Apphia Mott are Appointed to write to the

 

Qurtely meeting

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth ye 16th of ye 5th mo 1744

 

This meeting Rece[i]ved an Epistle from the Newport yearley meeting which was

 

Re[a]d and kindly accepted: No Collection this meeting: mary tucker and Apphia

 

Mott are Appointed to give an account to the monthly meeting at

Marcy Fish

Rhod island Concerning mercy fish: Co[n]versation wher She Resided among us

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth ye 20th of ye 6th mo

Barna

Mosher

proposal

1744: Barabas [Barnabas] mosher and Bethiah Walker Laid their intention

of marrage and friends Desired them to wait for their answer until the

Next monthly meeting: mary Russel[l] and Apphia Mott are to make

 

inquire Concerning the yong woman Clearness and Conversation and make

 

Return to the Next monthly meeting: Collected for the yoce of friends =5S=6d

 
 

At our monthly meeting of Women friends held in Dartmouth ye 17th of

Barna

Mosher

proposal

answer

The 7th mo 1744: Barnabas Mosher and Bethia walker Boath appeared and

Signified the Continuation of their intention of marr[i]age and friends finding

Nothing to hender them their answer was they might Proceed in marr[i]ag[e]

Betwean this and the Next monthly meeting observing Good orders

Robart

Kirby

proposal

Robard [Robert] Kirby and Abig[a]il Allen Laid their intention of marrage Before this

meeting: they were to wait for their answer until the Next monthly

meeting: Susannah Gifford and Deborah Slocom [Slocum] are Appointed to make inquire

 

Concerning the yo[u]ng woman Clearniss and Conversation and make their Return

 

to the Next monthly meeting: No Collection this meeting: Peace wood and

 

Mary Potter are Chose to attend the Qu[a]rte[r]ly meeting Next insuing:

 

Ruth Tucker and Apphia Mott are to darw [draw] an Epistle to the same

 

this meeting is Aiouned [Adjourned] until the first Six[th] Day in Next month

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth ye 15th of ye 8th mo

John Mac

-cumber

proposal

1744: Collected for the youce of friends: 7S=9d= John macombar [Macomber] and Desire [?] Poter [Potter] Laid their intention of marr[i]ag[e] Before this meeting they

were Desired to wait for their answer until the Next monthly meeting

Keziah wood and hannah Mosher are Chose to make inqurey Concerning

 

the yong woman Clearness and Conversation and make their Return to the

 

Next monthly meeting No Business Presented from the Qurtely meeting

 
 

At our monthly meeting of Women friends held in Dartmouth ye 19th of

Robart

Kirby

answer

the 9th mo 1744: where Robard Kirby and Abig[a]il Allen Boath

appeared and Signified the Continuation of their intention of marr[i]age

and friends finding Nothing that hendred them their answer was they

 

might proceed in marr[i]age Betwix[t] this and the Next monthly meeting

John Ma

comber

answer

observing Good orders: also John macomber and Desire Potter Both

Appearing at this meeting and Required their answer and friends finding

Nothing to hender them their answer was they might Proceed in marrage

 

Betwix this and the Next monthly meeting observing Good orders:

 

taken out of the Stock 2£: No Collectedion this meeting: mary Tucker

 

Apphia Mott audrey Smith are Appointed to Ballanced the accounts of our

 

meeting: Audrey Smith and mary tucker are Appointed to talk with

Phebe

Russel

Phebe Russel [Russell]


 

The 11th of ye 10th mo 1744: all accounts Ballanced and here Remains in

 

the Stock: £0–1S–9d

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth ye 17th of

 

the 10th mo 1744 John wood and Hannah Wing Samuel Sawdy and Pern=

John

Wood &

Samuel

Sawdy

proposel

nel mott Laid their intention of marr[i]age Before this meeting they were

Desired to wait for their answer until the Next monthly meeting

Rebeckah Russel [Russell] and mary Russel[l] are Chose to make inquire Concerning

the yo[u]ng womans Clearness and Conversation and make their Return to the

Next monthly meeting: Apphia mott and Keziah Wood are appointed

 

to attend the Qu[a]rte[r]ly meeting Next insuing: Ruth tucker and Apphia

 

Mott are to Draw an Epistle to the S[a]me: Collected for the youce of friends =10S=1d

 
 

At our monthly meeting of Women friends held in Dartmouth ye 21th of ye

Samuel

Sawdy

answer

11 month 1744 Samuel Sawday [Sawdy] and Pernal Mott Boath appear[e]d at this

meeting and Signified the Continuation of their intention of marr[i]ag[e]:

and friends finding Nothing that hendred: their answer was they might Proceed

 

in marr[i]age Beteixt [betwixt] this and the Next monthly meeting observ[i]ng Good

 

orders No of Business Presented from the Qurtely meeting

 

Collected for the youce of friends= 2S=11d=

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women held in Dartmouth ye 18th of ye 12th mo 1744

John

Wood

answer

John Wood and hannah Wing Boath appear[e]d at this meeting and

Signified the Continuation of the[i]r intention of marrage: and friends finding

Nothing to hender: their answer was they might Proceed in marrage Betwix[t]

 

this and the Next monthly meeting observing Good orders :

 

Col[l]ected this meeting =13S=8d= : taken out of the Stock: =17S=6d=

 
 

At our monthly meeting of Women friends held in Dartmouth ye 18th of

 

the 1th mo 1745: Phebe Tucker and Elizabeth Smith are Chose to talke with

 

David Shermans Daughter: Phebe Tucker and Susannah Gifford are to attend

 

the Qurtely meeting Next insuing: Ruth Tucker and Apphia mott are

 

to Draw an Epistle to the Sam[e]: Collected =4S=7d=

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth ye 15th of ye 2mo

 

1745: No Business Presents from the Qurtely meeting: Collected =3S=3d ==

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women firiends [sic] held in Dartmouth ye 20th of 3th mo

 

1745: Collected this meeting =8S=1d=0t: this meeting maid [made] Choyce of

Visitors

Mehetebell Mosher and Sarah Parks to visit friends families the year

 

insuing: in Ponaganset vil[l]age

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in dartmouth ye 24th of

Beriah

Goddard

propos

the 4th mo: 1745 where Beriah Godard [Goddard] and Susannah Sison [Sisson] both Appeard at

this meeting and signified their in tention of marr[i]age they ware [were]

desired to wait for their Answer until the Next monthly meeting

 

Phebe Tucker and Experents Smith are to make inquire Concerning

 

the yong woman Clearness and make their Return to the next monthly meeting

Epistle

Recd

Our meeting Recevid an Epistle from Newport yearly meeting which

Was Read and well accepted; Collected this meeting – – 10S-2d: Audr[e]y Smith and

 

Sarah Parke are Chose to attend the insuing Qu[a]rte[r]ly meeting; Ruth Tucker

 

and Apphia Mott are to Draw an Epistle to the Quartely meeting ~ ~ ~ ~

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth ye 15th of ye 5th mo 1745

 

Nothing of Business presented from the Quartely meeting; taken out of the Stock

 

12 Shil[l]ings for the youce [use] of friends; Beriah Godard [Goddard] and Susannah Sisson Boath

Beriah

Goddard

answer

Appear[e]d at this meeting and Signified the Continuation of their intention of mar[ri]ag[e]

and friends finding Nothing that hendred: their answer was that they might

Proceed Betwix[t] this and the Next monthly meeting observing Good orders

 

Collected for the youce of friends =6S=0d

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth ye 19th of 6th mo

Philip

Allen

proposal

1745: Philip Allen and Susannah Allen Boath appeard at this meeting

and Signified Sign their intention of marrage: they wear Desired to wait for

their answer until the Next monthly meeting: Phebe Tucker and Rebeck[ah]

 

Russel [Russell] are appointed to make in Quire Concerning the yo[u]ng woman Clearness

 

and Conversation and make their Return to the Next monthly meeting

 

Collected this meeting – – 9S–0d

Sarah

Parke

Certifi

this meeting Recevid Sarah Parke Certificate on her Return Back to

her native Land which Read was well Accepted; this meeting maid Choice

of Mary Gifford and Hannah mosher to visit friends families in A

Visitors

Cokset this year insuing

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth: ye 16th of

Philip

Allen

answer

the 7th mo 1745: Philip Allen and Susannah allen Boath appeared att

this meeting and Signified the Continuation of their intention of marrage

and their Being Nothing found that hendred their answer was that they

 

might proceed in marrage Betwix this and the Next monthly meeting

 

observing Good orders; Collected this meeting – -3S–10d Peace wood and Elizabeth

 

Gidley are Appointed to attend the Qurtely meeting next insuing

 

Ruth Tucker and Apphia Mott are to write the Quartely meeting ~

 
 

At our monthly meeting of Women friends held in Dartmouth ye 21th of the

Othniel

Tripp &

Lamuel

Sisson

proposal

8th month 1745: where othinial tripp and Abiga[i]l Ginkins also Lemuel Sison [Sisson]

and Deborah Wing all appeared at this meeting and Signified their intention

of marrag: they were Desired to wait for their answer until the Next

monthly meeting: Phebe Tucker and Elizabeth Barker are Chose to make ~

inquire Concerning the yong womans Clearness and Conversation: and make

 

Return to the Next monthly meeting: no Business Presented from the Quartely

 

meeting No Collection this meeting: Audrey Smith Mary Tucker and Apphia

 

mott are to Balance the Accompts

 

the 16 day of ye 9 mo[n]th accounts Ballanced

 }

 

and hear [here] Remains in the Stock –£2=15S–0d

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth ye 18th of ye 9th mo 1745

Othniel

Tripp &

Lamuel

Sisson

answer

Where othinial tripp and Abig[a]il Ginkins also Lemuel Sisson and Deborah wing all

Appeared at this meeting and Signified the Continuation of their intention of marr[i]age

and friends finding Nothing to hender their answer was they might Proceed in marrage

Betwix this and the Next monthly meeting observeing Good orders

Collected at this meeting for the youce of friends =11S=0d Mary Russel[l] and Sarah Taber

 

are Chose to visit friends families in Cuishnit vilige this year insuing:

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth ye 16th of ye 10th mo 1745

John

Howland

proposal

John Howland and Deborah Shephard [Shepherd] Boath appeared at this meeting and signified

their intention of marrag they were desired to wait for their answer until

the Next monthly meeting: Elizabeth Barker and Deborah Slocom [Slocum] are appointed

 

to make inquirey Concerning the yong woman Clearness and Conversation and

 

make their Return to the Next monthly meeting: Peace Wood and Deborah

 

Brown are appointed to attend the insuing Quarterly meeting: Apphia Mott

 

is to Draw an Epistle to same No Collection this meeting

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth ye 20th of ye 11mo

John

Howland

answer

1745: John Howland and Deborah Shephard [Shepherd] Boath appeared at this meeting and

Signified the Continuation of their intention of marrage and friends finding

Nothing that hendred their answer was they might Proceed in marrage betwix this

 

and the next monthly meeting observing Good orders: William Gifford and Patience

Wm Gifford

& Natl

Mosher

proposal

Russel [Russell]; also Nathaniel Mosher and Ruth Mott appeared at this meeting and

Signified their intention of marrage: Phebe Tucker and Rebeckah Russel[l] are appointed

to make inquiry Concerning the yong women Clearness and Conversation and make

their Return to the next monthly meeting: no Business Presented from the

 

Quartely meeting Collected this meeting =11S=5d taken out of the Stock 2£ towards

London

Epistle

towards keeping the meeting house: we received an Epistle from London which was

Read and Kindly Accepted

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth ye 17th of ye 12th mo

Wm Gifford

Natl Mo-

sher answer

1745\\6: William Gifford and Patience Russel[l] also Nathaniel mosher and Ruth

Mott all appeared at this meeting and Signified the Continuation of their

intention of marrage and friends finding nothing that hendred: their answer was they might

 

Proced in marrage: Betwix this and the Next monthly meeting according to the Good

John

Wanton

proposal

orders Established among friends: John Wanton and Meraby Slocom [Slocum]: Laid their

intention of marrage Befor this meeting: they were desired to wait for their

answer until the Next monthly meeting Rebeckah Barker and Elizabeth

 

Barker are appointed to see make inqurey Concerning our friends Clearness

 

and Conversation and make Return to the Next monthly meeting

 

Collected this meeting =10S=10d= taken out of the Stock =£1-8S=0d: Peace Wood

 

and Abigil Cornal [Cornell] are Chose to talke with John Latons [Lawton] too Daughters for

 

their out Gouings:

 
 

At our monthly meeting of Women friends held in Dartmouth ye 17th

 

of ye 1th mo: 1746- Phebe Tucker and mary wilcox are appointed to attend the – –

 

Quarte[r]ly meeting Next insuing= Apphia Mott is to draw an Epistle to the same

 

this meeting is a iourned [adjourned] until the first Six[th] day in next month: No Collection

 

this meeting: the two friends have Brought in their accounts Concerning John Latons [Lawton]

 

two Daughters; At the a iournment of our monthly meeting Josiah Akins

Josiah

Akin

proposal

and Judeth Hudleston [Huttleston]: Laid their intention of marr[i]age: they were Desired to

Wait for their answer until the Next monthly meeting: Phebe Tucker

and Rhoda Wing are appointed to make inquire Concerning the yo[u]ng woman

 

Clearness and Concerning Conversation and make their Return to the Next

 

monthly meeting

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth ye 21th of 2th mo

John

Wanton

and

Josiah

Akin

answer

1746: John Wonton [Wanton] and meribah Slocom [Slocum] and Josiah Aken [Akin] and Judeth

Hudlestone [Huttleston]: all appeared at this meeting and signified the Continuation of

their intention of marrage: and their Being Nothing found to hender them – –

their answer was they might Proceed in marrag Betwix this and the Next – –

Isaac

Gifford

proposal

monthly meeting: observing Good orders: Isaac Gifford and mary Cornal [Cornell] Laid

their intention of marrage Before this meeting they were Desired to wait for

their answer until the next monthly meeting: Phebe Tucker and Rebeckah –––

 

Russel [Russell] are appointed to make inquire Concerning the yong woman Clearness and

 

Conversation and make their Return to the Next monthly meeting: ~

 

Collected this meeting: =5S=4d

 

Isaac

Gifford

answer

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth ye 19th of ye 3th mo 1746

Isaac Gifford and mary Cornal [Cornell] Boath appeared at this meeting and Signified their

Continuation of their intention of marrage: and after dew [due] Consideration made[?]

 

Concerning the yong woman Clearness: and Nothing appearing to hender their

 

answer was they might Proceed in marrage Betwix this and the Next month

 

ly meeting: observing Good orders: No Collection this meeting

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth ye 23th of ye 4th mont[h]

Ann

Gifford

Certificate

recd

1746: we Receivd Ann Giffords Certif[i]cate and well accepted it: Pernalipy [Penelope] Allen and

Keziah Wood are appointed to atend the Quartely meeting; Collected this meeting

5S=8d= Apphia Mott is appointed to Draw an Epistle to the insuing

Quartely meeting:

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth ye 21th of ye 5th mo 1746

 

this meeting Receved an Epistle from friends at Rhoad Island which we well

 

accepted: No Business Presented from the Quartely meeting: Collected this meeting: 8S/7d

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth ye 17th of ye 6th mo 1746 ~

Nat

Howland

and

Elish[a]

Coggeshall

proposal

Nathaniel Howland and Joanna Howland also Elisha Coxsil [Coggeshall] and Elizabeth Russel [Russell]

Laid their intention of marrage: they were desired to wait for their answer until

the Next monthly meeting: Phebe Tucker and Joanna Russel[l] are appointed to make

inquirey Concerning the yong woman Clearness and Conversation and make their

Visitor

Return to the Next monthly meeting: this meeting appoints Abig[a]il Tripp visiter

 

this year at acoxset: no Collection this meeting

 
 

At our monthly meeting of woman friends held in Dartmouth ye 15th of ye 7th mo 1746

answer

[to?] friends

proposals

the[?] friends that Laid their intention of marr[i]age Last monthly meeting all ap[p]eared at this

meeting: and Signified the Continuation of their intention of marrage and after inquirey

Being maid and they appeared: Clear from all others: their answer was they might

 

Proceed in marrage Betwix[t] this and the Next monthly meeting observing Good orders

[John?] Law

ton

proposal

John Laton [Lawton] and Rebeckah allen Laid their intention of mar[ri]age Before this meeting they

were desired to wait for their answer until the Next monthly meeting: marah Russel[l]

and Rebeckah Barker are to make inquirey Concerning the yong woman Clearness and

 

Conversation and make their Return to the Next monthly meeting: Phebe Tucker

 

and Apphia Mott are appointed to attend the Quarte[r]ly meeting and Apphia mott is Chose to

 

Draw an Epistle to the Same: Hannah mosher and Ab[i]gial Tripp are appointed to talke with

 

Lyda macombar upon her Request: No Collection this meeting: Phebe Tucker and Elizabeth

 

Barker are appointed to make inquirey Concerning meribah Slocoms Conversation when

 

She Resided among us: and also her others [sic] affa[i]rs

 
 

At our monthly meeting of women friends held in Dartmouth ye 20th of ye 8th mo 1746 ~

John

Lawton

proposal

[sic]

John Laton [Lawton] and Rebekah Allen Boath appeard at this meeting and Signified the Continuation

of their intention of marrage: and after inquire Being maid and She appearing Clear from all others

their answer was they might Proceed in marrage Betwean this and the Next monthly meeting

observing Good orders: no Business Presented from the Quartely meeting: Audrah Smith

 

Mary Tucker and Apphia mott are appointed to Balance the account of this meeting – –

 

No Collection made this meeting