book ii: 1727–1762

fig. 5: Page nine of the records of the Apponegansett Friends Monthly Meeting Records, 1727. Courtesy of the Dartmouth at Smith’s Neck Monthly Meeting.

The Records of The

Discipline of Friends,

In The Monthly Meeting of Dartmouth

Containing a Register of the Several

Transactions, In the Affairs of the

Church;

From the Tenth Month A D 1727, Old

Stile, To the Ninth Month A D 1762 New

Stile, Inclusive;

10:mo:

1727

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting house

in Dartmouth the 18th day of ye 10th month 1727

 

The Seaveral meetings thereunto belonging Called upon

 

for Dartmouth Deliverance Smith and John

 

Lapham present for Rochester Elisha Wing

 

There was Collected at this meeting for the use

 

of friends –  –  –  –  –  –  – 0 – 11=01

 

John Tucker and Henry Tucker are chose to oversee

 

the meeting the Ensuing year: and James Barker

 

is Chosen in the room [place] of Nicholas Davis to have the

 

deed of the land made to that was bought of Stephen

 

West Junr at Acushonet to build a meeting house

 

Upon: And this meeting orders Deliverance Smith

 

to Pay fifteen Shillings towards ye aforesd Land

 

And this meeting orders Deliverance Smith to pay

 

John Tucker and Henry Tucker forty Shillings for

 

keeping the meeting House: and Elisha Wing and

 

John Lapham are Chose to attend ye Quarterly meeting

 

And John Tucker is appointed to draw an Epistle to ye Same

 

11:mo:

1727

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

house in Dartmouth ye 15 of ye 11 month 1727

 

The Seaveral meetings thereto belonging Called upon

 

for Dartmouth Deliverance Smith and Josiah Merihw [Merihew]

 

Present - For Rochester none appeared

 

Elisha Wing and John Lapham hath attended the

 

Quarterly meeting as appointed and John Tucker and

 

Elisha Wing hath drawn an Epistle to ye Same

 

And the Epistle from ye Quarterly meeting we read at

 

This meeting and well accepted: And Jonathan

 

Tabers Condemnation is Refered for further Consideration

 

12 mo

1727/28

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

house in Dartmouth ye 19 day of ye 12 month 1727/8

 

The Seaverall meetings thereunto belonging called

 

upon: for Dartmouth Deliverance Smith and John

 

Lapham present: for Rochester Elisha Wing present

 

And Jonathan Tabers Condemnation is referred until the

 

next monthly meeting. And Abraham Tucker Deliver

 

a certificate from this meeting in relation to his

 

Clearness as to marriage and conversation and

 

Josiah Merrihew and Elishib Smith are appointed

 

to see into it and make report to ye next monthly meeting

 

And Ebenezer Slocum also delivers another

 

upon the same account Which John Russell and

 

John Lapham are appointed to see into and make return

 

to ye next monthly meeting And Henry Tucker and Adam Mott are appointed to

 

assist the women in drawing up Hester Taber now

 

wife of William Palmer her condemnation for her

 

outgoing in marrying Contrary to ye good order

 

Established among friends

 

No business from Rochester and the next monthly

 

meeting is adjourned until ye third fourth day in the

 

next month and Judah Smith and Abraham Tucker is

 

appointed to make up the meetings accounts with

 

Deliverance Smith

 

1:mo:

1728

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

house in Dartmouth ye 20 day of ye 1 month 1728 – –

 

The several meetings thereto belonging Called upon

 

for Dartmouth Deliverance Smith and John Lapham

 

present for Rochester none present

 

The friends that were appointed to see into the Abraham

 

Tuckers Clearness as to any intanglement in marriage

 

find none enet to Hannah Hull of Rhode Island

 

and to his conversati[‘on’ is inserted above the line] pretty orderly

 

As also the friends appointed to see into Ebenezer

 

Slocums Clearness they report that they find nothing

 

of any intanglement with any person Except with

 

Bathsheba Hull of Rhoad Island: and as to his Conver

 

- sation not so orderly as could desire but for time to

 

come he promises to reform

 

And John Tucker and Adam Mott are appointed to draw

 

up each of them a certificate and sign them in behalfe

 

of ye monthly meeting: And John Tucker and Judah Smith

 

hath made up the monthly meetings accounts with

 

Deliverance Smith and the remains in ye Stock 3=07=0 [6?]

 

And it is referred to ye Quarterly meetings judgment

 

whither the monthly meeting ought not to sign a

 

Condemnation against Jonathan Tabers proceeding

 

in marriage Contrary to ye order of friends

 

or to take his own Condemnation which is here also presented

 

Our visitors being called upon gives their account

 

that they have done nothing in that service

 

And John Tucker and John Lapham are appointed to

 

attend the Quarterly Meeting and to Draft an

 

Epistle to ye same and sign it. And our Collection

 

is referred to the next monthly meeting

 

And the matter concerning Hester Tabor refered

 

to the Next monthly meeting

 

2:mo:

1728

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our

Meeting house in Dartmouth the 15 day of ye 2 m 1728

 

the several meetings thereunto belonging called

 

upon. For Dartmouth William Wood and Deliver[‘ance’ squeezed below the line]

 

Smith present for Rochester Stephen Wing present

 

John Tucker and john Lapham hath drawn up

 

Abraham Tucker and Ebenezer Slocums Certificates

 

and John Tucker hath signed them in behalf of

 

the monthly meeting as appointed: and John Tucker

 

and John Lapham hath drawn up an Epistle to the

 

Quarterly meeting and attended the same as appointed

 

Collected at this meeting for the use of friends 1-11=07

 

And the matter concerning Hester taber not being

 

done Henry Tucker and Adam Mott are still continued

 

to draw up her condemnation: And John Tucker and

 

Delivrance Smith are appointed to view the

 

monthly meeting minutes in order that they may be

 

put upon record

 

And Isaac Smith is appointed to Record them And

 

this meeting orders Deliverance Smith to pay

 

John Tucker 10 shillings and Adam Mott 2 shillings

 

And John Whitely and Abigail Allen hath laid their

 

intentions of taking each other in marriage before

 

this meeting and are desired to wait until the next

 

Monthly meeting for their answer and to settle

 

their estates so that their children may not be dam

 

nifyed by their marrying and Deliverance Smith

 

and John Lapham are appointed to assist them

 

The Quarterly meeting Epistle was read at this

 

meeting and kindly accepted

 

No business from Rochester

 

3:mo:

1728

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our

meeting house in Dartmouth the: 20 day of ye 3 mo:1728

 

The several meetings thereunto belonging Called

 

upon for Dartmouth Deliverance Smith and

 

John Lapham present for Rochester Stephen Wing

 

present Deliverance Smith according to order hath

 

paid John Tucker -10 shillings and Adam Mott 2S

 

as appointed: And Deliverance Smith and John Lapham

 

are still continued to assist John Whitely and

 

Abigall Allen in setling their estates before they

 

have their answer and whereas Deborah Read

 

hath in time past gone out of ye unity of friends in

 

marry [sic] Contrary to the advise of friends doth now

 

give in a paper of acknowledgment Condemning of

 

her outgoings and Deliverance Smith is appointed

 

to read it on a first day between this and the next

 

monthly meeting. And this meeting orders Deliverance

 

Smith to pay to John Tucker and Henry Tucker forty

 

shillings for keeping the meeting house which is done

 

according to order and Jonathan Tabers acknowledg

 

-ment of his outgoings is referred until the next

 

monthly meeting

 

And Joseph Taber is appointed to Read Hester Palmers

 

Condemnation which is as followeth – – – – –

 

[the rest of the page is blank]

 
 

The business of Rochester called and none presented

 

and this meeting adjourns the next monthly meeting

 

until the fourth second day in the next month

 

4:mo:

1728

At a monthly meeting of friends held in our

meeting house the 24 day of the 4 month 1728 – –

 

The seaveral meeting thereto belong[ing] called upon for

 

Dartmouth William Wood and Deliverance Smith

 

present for Rochester Elisha Wing present

 

And there was collected for the use of friends: 2=05=08

 

and Deliverance Smith is still continued to read

 

Deborah Reads acknowledgment and Jonathan

 

Tabers acknowledgment for his outgoings in marriage

 

was read and accepted: and Joseph Taber hath read

 

Hester Palmers Condemnation as appointed

 

and Elisha Wing and William Wood are appointed to attend

 

the Quarterly meeting and Elisha Wing and John Tucker is

 

appointed to draft an Epistle to the same

 

and John Whitely and Abigail Allen having settled their

 

estates this meeting gives them their answer that

 

they are permitted to take each other in marriage in

 

some convenient time between this and the next

 

monthly meeting and Deliverance Smith and John

 

Lapham are appointed to see their marriage Solemnized

 

in the Good order of truth and make return to ye next

 

monthly meeting. And this meeting makes a new choice of

 

visitors for Dartmouth John Howland James Barker and

 

Adam Mott[;] for Rochester Elisha Wing and Stephen Wing

 

and at this meeting John Russell Jun: John Howland James

 

Barker Adam Mott and John Tucker jun ^ was chose to have ye deed

 

of the meeting house land made to [left blank]

 

5:mo:

1728:

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting house

in Dartmouth the 15 day of the 5 month 1728

 

the seaveral meeting thereto belonging called upon for

 

Dartmouth John Lapham and Eliashib Smith present

 

for Rochester none appeared – – –

 

And Deliverance Smith is still continued to read Deborah

 

Reads acknowledgment and William Wood attended the

 

Quarterly meeting as appointed and John Tucker and

 

Elisha Wing hath drawn an account to ye same as

 

appointed and John Lapham makes report to this meeting

 

that he was at ye marriage of John Whitely and Abigall

 

Allen and found nothing but that it was accomplished

 

in good order. And this meeting agrees to come to a

 

subscription of: 10: pounds for Richard Patridg for

 

service which he hath done for friends in England

 

6: mo:

1728:

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

House in Dartmouth ye 19 Day of 6 month 1728

 

the seaveral meetings thereunto belonging called upon for

 

Dartmouth Deliverance Smith and John Lapham present

 

Rochester Elisha Wing present and Deliverance

 

Smith hath read Deborah Reads acknowledgment

 

as appointed and John Lapham and Isaac Howland is

 

appointed to make enquiry into Benjamin Smith clearance

 

as to marriage and conversation and draw up a Certficate

 

according as they shall find it

 

And William Wood Junr hath a mind to travil Westward

 

and requires a certificate and John Tucker is appointed to

 

draw one up and sign it in ye behalf of this meeting

 

Rochester meeting Called and no business presented

 

7:mo:

1728:

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

House in Dartmouth the 16: day of the 7 month. . 1728:

 

Dartmouth meeting called none appeared by appointment

 

Rochester meeting Called none appeared

 

There was collected for the use of friends – – 1 08=00

 

John Tucker and Deliverance Smith are appointed to

 

attend the Quarterly meeting and Draw up an account

 

to ye same: There hath happened some Difference between

 

Jonathan Merrihoo and his brother Josiah which John

 

Russell Isaac Howland Henry Tucker Adam Mott and

 

John Howland are appointed to hear and determine

 

And make return to the next monthly meeting

 

This meeting is adjourned until the first [sixt?] day in

 

the next month.

 

This mee[t]ing being meet according to adjournment

 

the visiters brings in their account that they have

 

visited the most of friends families of friends in Apo

 

naganset vilage and their visits were accepted in

 

love but where things were amiss they were in

 

hopes they might be better

 

8 mo:

1728:

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

House in Dartmouth on the 21 day of the 8 month 1728

 

The Seaverall meetings thereunto belonging Called

 

upon for Dartmouth Eliashib Smith and Joseph

 

Russell Junr present for Rochester Nicholas Davis

 

present John Tucker and Deliverance Smith hath

 

Drawn an Epistle to the Quarterly meeting as appointed

 

but it hap[pe]ned that they could not well attend it

 

Abraham Russell and Dinah Allen having laid their

 

Intentions of taking each other in marriage: They are

 

to wait until the next monthly meeting for their answ[er]

 

and Josiah Merihoo [Merihew] and John Russell are appointed to

 

make inquiry into the young mans clearness and make

 

Return to ye next monthly meeting

 

The differance between Josiah Merihoo [Merihew] and his brother

 

Jonathan not being ended the Same friends are still

 

Continued to end ye Same and bring in their account

 

to the next monthly meeting

 

And Dorothy Wing of Rochester being about to Remove

 

to Sandwich to Live Disires a certificate of this meeting

 

which Elisha Wing and Nicholas Davis is appointed

 

to draw up in order to be Signed at our next month

 

-ly meeting and this meeting orders Deliverance Smith

 

to pay Henry Tucker 11 Shillings for mending the

 

meeting House glass and the House where it was burnt

 

And Joseph Taber ^John Walker and Elisha Wing are appointed to

 

Labour with Samuel Wing of Rochester to Show him

 

the Evil of his inclinations to take a young woman to

 

wife that is not a believer in the principles of truth

 

Friends the people Called Quakers: and make return to

 

the next monthly meeting of their doings therein

 

9:mo:

1728:

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meet

ing House in Dartmouth ye 18 day of the 9 month 1728—

 

Dartmouth meeting Called Wm Wood and Eliashib

 

Smith present Rochester meeting Called Elisha Wing

 

and Nicholas Davis appeared

 

Whereas Abraham Russell and Dinah Allen laid their

 

Intentions of taking each other in marriage before

 

the last monthly meeting now they Came

 

for their answer and friends finding nothing to

 

hinder their intention their answer was that they

 

might proceed to take each other in marriage in

 

some Convenient time between this and the next

 

monthly meeting and John Russell and Josiah Merrihoo [Merihew]

 

are appointed to see their marriage S[c]onsummated

 

ind the gooder of truth

 

And Edward Wing and Patience Ellis having laid their

 

intention of taking each other in marriage before

 

this meeting they are Desired to wait until the next

 

monthly meeting for their answer and Henry Tucker

 

and Eliashib Smith are appointed to Enquire into

 

their Clearness and make report to the next monthly

 

Meeting. And James Russell and Mary Howland having laid

 

their Intentions of taking Each other in marriage before this

 

Last monthly meeting they are desired to wait until

 

our next monthly meeting for their answer and

 

John Howland and James Barker is appointed to make

 

Enquiry into their Clearness and make return to the

 

next monthly meeting

 

And Deliverance Smith unto Henry Tucker 11 Shillings

 

as ordered The friends that were appointed to Speak

 

with Samuel Wing are Still Continued to Labour with

 

him and bring in an account their Doings to the next

 

monthly meeting

 

and John Tucker is appointed to assist the women in

 

Drawing up a Condemnation against Hannah now

 

wife of William Wood Juner for proceeding Contrary to

 

the advise of friends in her marriage

 

10:mo:

1728:

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

House in Dartmouth the 16 day of the 10 month 1728

 

The Seaveral meetings thereto belonging Called upon

 

fo[r] Dartmouth Eliashib Smith and Adam Mott presen[t]

 

for Rochester none appeared by appointment

 

There was Collected at this meeting for ye: use of friend[s]

 

one pound and 2 pence

 

John Russell and Josiah Merihoo [Merihew] being Called upon to

 

give in their account Concerning Abraham Russell

 

and Dinah Allens marriage Signify that they Saw nothing

 

but that it was S[c]onsumated in the good order of Truth

 

Edward Wing and Patience Elliss [Ellis] Came to this meeting

 

for their answer in Referance to their taking each

 

other in marriage and they had their answer that they

 

might proceed to take each other in marriage in

 

Some Convenient time between this and the next month=

 

ly meeting and Henry Tucker and Eliashib Smith are

 

appointed to See their marriage Consumated in the

 

good order of truth and make Return to ye next

 

monthly meeting. and James Russell and Mary Howland

 

Came to this meeting for their answer and their

 

answer was that they might proceed to take each

 

other in marriage in Some Convenient time between

 

this and the next monthly meeting.

 

And John Howland and James Barker is appointed to

 

See their marriage Selemnized in the good order establish-

 

ed among friends and make return to the next monthly

 

meeting: Receivd of the women in mon[e]y 2 : 14 : 00

 

which was paid to John Tucker for keeping ye meeting House

 

This meeting agreas [agrees] to Come to a Subscribtion build a

 

Meeting House at Acushnot near the bizness of friends

 

meeting House at Pembrook And Thomas Hathaway Joseph

 

Taber Jacob Taber and Henry Tucker are appointed to See

 

it done as Soon as Can be with Conveniency

 

And Nicholas Davis Henry Tucker and Joseph Russell

 

Junr: are appointed to attend the Quarterly meeting

 

and to draw up an Epistle to the Same and John Tucker

 

to assist them and John Tucker and James Barker are

 

appointed to oversee the meeting House the Ensuing year

 

And Hannah Woods Condemnation was Signed at this

 

meeting and is as followeth. and                   

 

20 d.

11 mo:

1728:

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting house

in Dartmouth the 20 day of the 11 month 1728:

The Seavral meetings thereunto belonging Called upon

 

for Dartmouth Adam Mott and James Barker present

 

for Rochester none appeared by appointment

 

Henry Tucker and Eliashib Smith make Report to this meeting

 

That they were at the marriage of Edward Wing and Patince [Patience]

 

Ellis and Saw nothing but that it was Carried on in the good

 

order of truth: And John Howland and James Barker also

 

Signifies to this meeting that James Russell and Mary Howlands

 

marriage was Consumated in the Good order of truth

 

John Tucker and Henry Tucker hath drawn up an Epistle

 

to ye Quarterly Meeting and Henry Tucker and Nicholas Davis

 

hath attended the Quarterly meeting as appointed

 

This meeting orders Deliverance Smith to pay John Lapham

 

Six Shillings for keeping the meeting House

 

And John Tucker and Henry Tucker are appointed to assist

 

the women in Drawing up Hope Smiths Condemnation

 

for her out goings and Hannah Woods Condemnation is

 

Read according to order The Epistle from the Quarterly

 

meet was read and kindly accepted

 

12:mo:

1728/9

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

House in Dartmouth the 17 day of the 12 month 1728/29

 

The Seaveral meetings thereunto belonging Called upon for

 

Dartmouth Eliashib Smith and Adam Mott present for

 

Rochester Stephen Wing present

 

Deliverance Smith hath paid John Lapham 6 Shillings as

 

appointed John Tucker and Henry Tucker hath Drawn up

 

Hope Smiths Condemnation and ye 2[?] Signing of it is Refered

 

until the next monthly meeting and Henry Tucker and

 

Adam Mott are Chose to Purge the Monthly meetings of

 

Such persons that is not under the Care of friends

 

And this meeting doth agrea [agree] and are Come to a Subscribtion

 

for the building of Acushonet meeting House

 

1 mo:

1729:

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting House

in Dartmouth the 17 day of the 1 month 1729

 

The Seaverall meetings thereunto belonging Called upon

 

For Dartmouth Willim Wood and Adam Mott present

 

for Rochester Elisha Wing present

 

There was Collected at this meeting for ye use of friends £1:05s:02d

 

Hope Smiths Condemnation is Signed as appointed and

 

Jabez Barker is appointed to Read it in Some Conve

 

nient time between this and the next monthly meeting

 

after our meeting of worship and is as followeth

 

Whereas Hope the Daughter of Deliverance Smith

 

and Mary his Wife of Dartmouth in the County of Bristol

 

in New England having been educated among friends

 

Not Regarding the fear of God the honour of her parents

 

Nor of friends, hath by giving way to the evil one and

 

her own wicked inclinations Committed that great Sin

 

of fornication which wicked action we the people ^ of God Called

 

Quakers do deny all Such wicked actions and do give this

 

forth as a publick Testimony against the abovesd Hope Smith

 

her ungodly and wicked action yet Si[n]cerely Desireing

 

and truly Desireing that if it be the will of God Shee

 

May Come to a Sight and Sence of her out goings and

 

by an unfeigned Repentence and amendment of life

 

To walk as to find mercy with the Lord

 

Given forth at our monthly meeting held in Dartmouth

 

the 17 day of the 1 month 1729:

 

John Tucker

 

William Wood

 

Henry Tucker

    Ruth Tucker

 

John Lapham

    Hannah Tucker

 

James Barker

    Mehetabel Burril [?]

 

Deliverance Smith

    Phebe Tucker

 

Adam Mott

    Mary Lapham

 

Elisha Wing

    Elisabeth Barker

 

Isaac Howland

    Rose Howland

 

Nicholas Lapham

    Mary Howland

 

John Howland

I acknowledg the above written

 

Nicholas Davis

to be Equal and Just

 

Jabez Barker

        Hope Smith

 

The business of Dartmouth meeting Called the visiters

 

being Called upon to give in their accounts of their

 

Care in visiting friends families and their account

 

is as followeth

 

To the monthly meeting that is to be held in Dartmouth

 

the 17 day of the first month 1729

 

We the Subscribers Give the monthly meeting the

 

following account that we have visited most of the

 

families of friends in Dartmouth and in most families

 

we were kindly accepted Received and they Expressed a

 

Great deal of Sattisfaction in our visits and when we

 

gave them our advice in Love and tenderness they

 

owned that it was the truth and hoped that it would

 

be of good Service to them and their Children and

 

hoped they Should be more Careful for the time to Come

 

So that we believe that truth gaines ground in Some

 

families: but in other Some we received but

 

a Cool reception and hard Reflections to our great Sorrow

 

and trouble: but where things were amiss and out of

 

order we did not Spare to Labour and Pains in true love

 

that things to have them Mended, but we Must leave

 

the Effect to ye Only Wise God who has all power in his

 

hand So we have no more to Communicate to your Conside-

 

ration but remain your friends

 

John Howland

Phebe Tucker

 

Nicholas Davis

Mary Howland

 

James Barker           

 

John Tucker Elisha Wing and Adam Mott are Chosen

 

to attend the Quarterly meeting and John Tucker and

 

Elisha Wing are appointed to draw an Epistle to the

 

Same: The business of Rochester meeting Called and

 

whereas Samuel Wing hath refused to take friends

 

advise: this meeting makes Choice of Elisha Wing

 

Joseph Taber and John Tucker to Draw up a Condemnation

 

against him and bring it to our next monthly meeting

 

in order to be Signed

 

2:mo:

1729:

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

House in Dartmouth the 21 day of ye 2 month 1729

 

The Seaveral meetings thereto belonging Called upon

 

For Dartmouth William Wood and Deliverance Smith

 

present for Rochester none appeared

 

Jabez Barker hath read Hope Smiths Condemnation

 

as appointed John Tucker and Elisha Wing hath attended

 

the Quarterly meeting and drawn up an Epistle to the

 

Same as appointed The Epistle from the Quarterly

 

was read at this meeting and kindly accepted – – – – –

 

3: mo:

1729

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

house in Dartmouth the 19 day of ye 3 month 1729

 

The Seaveral meeting thereto belonging Called upon

 

for Dartmouth John Howland and Jabez Barker presen[t]

 

for Rochester Savory Clifton present

 

Nicholas Davis and Ruth Tucker did lay their Inten-

 

tions of taking each other in marriage before this

 

Meeting and Savory Clifton and Jabez Barker are

 

appointed to inquire into their Clearness as to marriage

 

and Conversation and make return to the next

 

monthly meeting how they find things

 

John Tucker and Elisha Wing hath drawn up Samuel

 

Wings Condemnation as appointed and it is approved and

 

Signed and Elisha Wing and is appointed to Read the

 

Same in Some Convenient time between this and the

 

next monthly meeting on a first day after the meet-

 

ing of worship at Rochester meeting house

 

or Cause it to be done

 

And the next monthly meeting is adjourned until the 4

 

Second day in the 4 month next

 

4 mo:

1729:

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting house

in Dartmouth the 23 day of the 4 month 1729

 

The Seaverall meetings thereunto belonging Called upon

 

for Dartmouth none appeared by appointment

 

for Rochester Elisha Wing present

 

Collected for the Use of friends – – £1 -11s = 08d

 

Whereas Nicholas Davis and Ruth Tucker Laid their

 

Intentions of taking each other in marriage before the

 

Last monthly meeting Now they Came for their Answer

 

and their answer was that they might proceed to take

 

each other in marriage in the good order of truth in Some

 

Convenient time between this and the next monthly meeting

 

and John Howland and James Barker are appointed to

 

See their marriage Consumated and make return to the

 

Next monthly meeting; and Elisha Wing is Still Conti-

 

nued to read Samuel Wings Condemnation

 

And John Tucker and Isaac Howland are appointed to

 

make up the meetings accounts with the Treasurer – –

 

John Tucker and Nicholas Davis is appointed to take

 

Some Method to procure a friend School Master

 

And this meeting makes a new Choice of visiters

 

(viz) John Tucker and Adam Mott for Aponaganset

 

and Joseph Taber and Joseph Russell Junr for Cushnot

 

For Coakset William Wood and Eliashib Smith

 

For Rocheste[r] Savory Clifton and Elisha Wing

 

John Tucker Elisha Wing and Adam Mott are

 

appointed to atte[n]d ye Quarterly meeting and Draw an

 

Epistle to the Same: and this meeting ords [orders] Deliverance

 

Smith to pay to John Tucker and James Barker for

 

keeping the meeting House – – £2- 10s- 00d

 

And Mary Traffords acknowledgment was read at this

 

Meeting and accepted and is as followeth

 

Dartmouth the 15 day of the 2 month 1729

 

to the monthly meeting of friends to be held at Dartmouth

 

the third Second day of this instant

 

Friends whereas in time past I proceeded in marriage

 

Contrary to the Advice of frie^nds and the good order practiced

 

among them, which disorderly proceedings brought trouble to

 

friends and proved a great grief to my parents.

 

Now Friends I Condemn the abovesd Disorderly proceedings

 

as wrong and a breach of Good order; for which disorderly

 

proceeding I am heartily Sorry and pray that you would

 

Remitt mine Offence So far as pertains to you,

 

with Sincere Desires that you would Receive me under

 

your Care and for the time to Come have an Eye

 

over me for Good which is the hearty Desire of

 

Your friend – – Mary Trafford

 

5 mo:

1729:

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

House in Dartmouth the 21 day of the 5 month 1729

 

The Seaverall meetings thereunto Called upon

 

for Dartmouth Wm Wood and Adam Mott present

 

for Rochester Nicholas Davis present

 

John Howland and James Barker makes report to

 

this meeting that Nicholas Davis and Ruth Tuckers

 

marriage was Consumated in the Good order of truth

 

John Tuck [Tucker] and Isaac Howland is appointed to make

 

up accounts with the Executor of our treasurer

 

Deliverance Smith deceased:

 

John Tucker hath attended the Quarterly meeting

 

and Drawn up an Epistle to the Same as appointed

 

And this meeting makes Ch[o]ice of Adam Mott to be our

 

Treasurer in the Room of our friend Deliverance

 

Smith deceased: The Epistle from the Quarterly

 

meeting was read at this meeting and kindly accepted

 

And this meeting agrees to Come to a Subscribtion of

 

four pounds to renew the yearly meeting Stock

 

6 mo:

1729:

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

House in Dartmouth the 18 day of the 6 month 1729

 

The Seaveral meetings thereto belonging Called upon

 

for Dartmouth William Wood and Henry Tucker present

 

for Rochester none appeared by appointment

 

John Tucker and Isaac Howland are Still Continued

 

to make up the accounts with the Executor of ye treasur[er]

 

There is a deed drawn up and Signed according to appointment

 

for the meeting House Land at Cushnot:

 

7 mo:

1729:

At a monthly meeting of friends held [at] our meeting

House in Dartmouth the 15 day of ye 7 Month 1729:

 

The Seaverall meetings thereto belonging Called upon

 

for Dartmouth Eliashib Smith and John Howland present

 

for Rochester Nicholas Davis present

 

Whereas the Last Quarterly meeting Sent for fower [four]

 

pounds to renew the yearly meeting Stock which this

 

meeting hath Gathered and John Howland ^is appointo to Carry the

 

Same to ye next Quarterly meeting

 

Rochester meeting Called and no business presented

 

John Tucker William Wood John Howland and Nicholas

 

Davis are appo[i]nted to attend the Quarter the Quarterly

 

meeting next and to Draw an Epistle to the Same

 

and this meeting is adjourned til ye first Sixth day

 

in the next month

 

This meeting being met according to adjournment this

 

third day of the 8 month 1729: the visiters being Called

 

upon to give in their account of how they find things.

 

under their Care in friends fam[i]lies they give the

 

following account that they have visited in a pretty

 

Generall way the families of friends that are

 

under their Care and things pretty well for the most

 

part so far as they Saw but in Some families not

 

So well as they desire and this meeting agreas [agrees] that

 

when the ^books (viz) Robert Barclays apollegies that are

 

near ready to Come out of the press that when they

 

are ready then they Shall have the remainder of the

 

Mony for printing them1

 

8 mo:

1729

. . . . . .

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting House

In Dartmouth the 20 day of the 8 month 1729:

The Seaverall meetings ther[e]to belonging Called upon

 

For Dartmouth Eliashib Smith present

 

for Rochester Savory Clifton present

 

The 4 pounds that was gathered the Last monthly meeting

 

for Renewing the yearly meeting Stock was Carried and

 

Delivered to the Quarterly meeting as appointed

 

John Tucker Wm Wood and Nicholas Davis hath attended

 

the Quarterly meeting and Drawn an account to ye Same

 

according to appointment And this meeting doth Still

 

Continue those friends that was to git a friend School mas-

 

ter and that he Shall be a Grammer according to former

 

Advice and this meeting to be at the Charge thereof

 

No business from Rochester presented

 

The Epistle from ye Quarterly meeting was Read at this

 

Meeting and kindly accepted

 

9 mo:

1729

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

House in Dartmouth the 17 day of the 9 month 1729

 

The Seaverall meetings thereto belonging Called upon

 

for Dartmouth Joseph Taber and Joseph Russell Junr presen[t]

 

for Rochester Nicholas Davis present

 

Benjamin Taber and Susanna Lewis desires this meeting[s?]

 

approbation in taking each other in marriage

 

and they are desired to wait until our next monthly

 

meeting for their answer And Nicholas Davis and

 

Adam Mott are appointed to make Enquiry into

 

their Clearness with respect to marriage and Con-

 

versation and make return to the next monthly meeting

 

And Wm Wood Junr: Desires a Certificate from this

 

Meeting of his Clearness in marriage and Conversation

 

And Jabez Barker and Adam Mott are appointed to enquire

 

into the Same and make re report to the next monthly

 

Meeting how they find things Relating to that Affair

 

and Elisabeth Willcox [Wilcox] daughter of Stephen Willcox [Wilcox]

 

having gone out of the Order of friends in having a

 

Child and She being not married This meeting doth

 

appoint John Tucker and William Wood to assist the

 

women in Drawing up her Condemnation

 

No business presented from Rochester

 

10 mo:

1729:

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting house

in Dartmouth the 15 day of the 10 month 1729

 

The Seaverall meetings therto belonging Called upon

 

for Dartmouth William Wood and Adam Mott present

 

for Rochester John Wing present

 

Ebenezer Shearman and Wait Barker having laid

 

their Intentions of taking each other in Marriage before

 

this meeting they are desired to wait until our next

 

for their answer and Joseph Russell junr and Henry

 

Tucker are appointed to Enquire into their Clearness and

 

Conversation and make Report to the next monthly

 

meeting: and Thomas Lapham and Abigall Wilber [Wilbur] laid

 

their Intentions of taking Each other in marriage before

 

this meeting and Eliashib Smith and Adam Mott is appoin-

 

ted to make inquiry into their Clearness and Conversation

 

and make report to our next monthly meeting

 

Nicholas Davis and Adam Mott having made Enquiry into

 

Benjamin Taber and Susanna Lewises Clearness and Conver-

 

Sation make report to this meeting that they find nothing to

 

hinder their proceedings: and this meeting Receiv’d forty

 

Shillings of the women: and there was Collected by this

 

meeting for the use of friends – – – – 01 - 05 = 00

 

John Tucker and Isaac Howland hath made up this meetings

 

accounts with the Executor of the Treasurer and there

 

Remains in the Stock Seaven pounds and Six Shilling: 7 = 06 = 00

 

and this mony is all Disposed of Except one pound ten Shillings

 

and Six pence which is put in to the Treasurers hands

 

Eliashib Smith and Adam Mott is appointed to take Care of

 

the meeting House: Joseph Taber Jacob Taber and Thos Hathaway

 

is appointed to oversee the burying Ground at Cushnot. John Tucker

 

Joseph Russell Junr and Henry Tucker are appointed to attend -

 

the Quarterly meeting and Draw up an Epistle to ye Same

 

and Adam Mott and Isaac Smith is appointed to peruse the

 

monthly meeting munits with John Tucker in order that

 

they may be put on Record and Isaac Wood is appointed to

 

Read Elisabeth Willcox [Wilcox] her Condemnation which is as

 

Followeth:

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11 mo:

1729/30

And this meeting orders those friends that are appointed

to attend the Quarterly meeting to pay the remainder part

 

of the mony for Robert Barclays appollegies and bring

 

them to our next monthly meeting and ye meeting to pay

 

them the mony again

 

Rochester meeting Called and no business presented

 

11 mo:

1729/30

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

house in Dartmouth the 19 day of the 11 month 1729/30

 

The Seaverall meetings thereto belonging Called upon

 

for Dartmouth Adam Mott present

 

for Rochester Nicholas Devis [Davis] present

 

Henry Tucker makes report to this meeting that he hath

 

made Enquiry into Ebenezer Shearmans Clearness as

 

to marriage and Conversation and finds nothing to hinder

 

his proceedings: Ebenezer Shearman and Wait Barker

 

Came to this meeting for their answer

 

And there answer was that they might proceed to

 

take each other in marriage in the good order of truth

 

and Adam Mott and Eliashib Smith is appointed to See it

 

done and make report to the next monthly meeting

 

And likewise Benjamin Taber and Susanna Lewis Came

 

to this meeting for their answer and their answer was

 

that they may proceed to take each other in marriage

 

in the good order of truth in Some Convenient time

 

between this and the next monthly meeting and

 

Nicholas Davis and John Walker is appointed to See

 

their marriage Consumated and in the Good order of

 

truth and make Return to the next monthly meeting

 

And Thos Lapham and Abigal Wilber [Wilbur] Came to this meeting

 

for their answer Enquiry being made into their

 

Clearness and Conversation and nothing appearing

 

to hiender their proceedings their answer was that

 

they might proceed to take each other in marriage in

 

the good order of truth and John Russell and Nicholas

 

Lapham is appointed to See the Same Consumated in the

 

abovesd order and make report to our next monthly meet-

 

ing: Joseph Russell junr hath attended ye Quarterly

 

meeting as appointed and John and Henry Tucker

 

hath drawn an Epistle to the Same

 

12 mo:

1729/30

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

House in Dartmouth the 16 day of the 12 month 1729/30

 

The Seaverall meetings thereto belonging Called upon for

 

Dartmouth Wm Wood present for Rochester Nicholas Davis

 

Nicholas Davis and John Walker that they attended Benjan

 

Tabers marriage and that it was Carried on in good order

 

as far as they Saw. And likewise Adam Mott and Eliashib

 

Smith makes report to this meeting that they attended

 

Ebenezer Shearmans marriage and that it was Consu-

 

mated in good order. and John Russell and Nicholas Lapham

 

makes report to this meeting that they attended Thos Lapham

 

Marriage and they Saw nothing but that it was Carried

 

on in Good order: David Joy and Mary Taber Laid their

 

intentions of taking each other in marriage before

 

this meeting and they are desired to wait until our

 

next for their answer and Joseph Taber and Joseph

 

Russell junr: are appointed to make Enquiry into

 

Their Clearness and Conversation and bring in their account

 

to the next monthly meeting. Rochester business Called & none present[ed]

 

1 mo:

1730:

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting House

In Dartmouth the 16 day of the 1 month 1730

 

The Seaverall meetings thereto belonging Called upon for Dartmou[th]

 

William Wood and Adam Mott present for Rochester none appeared

 

Moses Shearman and Meribah Wood laid their Intentions of taking

 

each other in marriage before this meeting and are desired to wait

 

til the next monthly meeting for their answer and Jabez Barker

 

and John Lapham are appointed to make Enquiry into their

 

Clearness and Conversation and make return to our next

 

Monthly meeting how they find things

 

and Likewise Gideon Gifford and Elisabeth Allen laid their inten-

 

tions of taking Each other in marriage before this meeting

 

and are desired to wait until our next monthly meeting

 

for their answer and Adam Mott and Eliashib Smith are

 

appointed to make Enquiry into their th Clearness and Conver-

 

Sation and make return to our next how they find things

 

And our friends Mary [R?]ennal and Mary Lewis from

 

Pensalvania was here and their Certificates was read

 

to this meetings Sattisfaction

 

And there was Collected at this meeting – – 2 – 10 = 06

 

William Wood Junr desireing a Certificate this meeting doth

 

grant him one: and this meeting is adjourned until the

 

first Sixth day in next month

 

This meeting being mett according to adjournment this first

 

Sixth day in the 2d month 1730

 

The Visiters brings in their account of their visits which

 

is as followeth: We have visited the famlies of friends in a

 

pretty Generall way that is under our Care and in Some

 

families things pretty well as far as we Saw and in other

 

Some not well where we gave advice which did seam to

 

be well taken: John Tucker Joseph Russell junr Henry Tucker

 

and Adam Mott are Chose to attend the Quarterly meeting

 

and draw an Epistle to the Same

 

2 mo:

1730

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting House

in Dartmouth the 20 day of ye: 2 month 1730

 

The Seaverall meetings thereto belonging Called upon for

 

Dartmouth Joseph Taber and Adam Mott present for

 

Rochester none appeared by appointment

 

John Tucker Henry Tucker Joseph Russell junr and Adam

 

Mott attended the Quarterly meeting as appointed and

 

drew an Epistle to ye. Same as ordered

 

and David Joy and Mary Taber Came to this meeting for

 

their answer in relation to their taking each other in mar-

 

riage and Enquiry being made into their Clearness and

 

nothing appearing to hinder their proceedings in that affair

 

they had their answer that they might proceed to take

 

Each other in marriage in the Good order of truth

 

in some Convenient time between this and ye. next month

 

ly meeting and Joseph Taber and Joseph Russell junr is ap-

 

pointed to see their marriage Consummated and make

 

return to the next monthly meeting

 

and Likewise Moses Shearman [Sherman] and Meribah Wood Came

 

for their answer and their answer was that they

 

might take each other in marriage in the Good order

 

of truth in some Convenient time between this and the

 

next monthly meeting and Jabez Barker and John

 

Lapham are appointed to see their marriage Solemnized

 

in the aforesd order and make return to the next

 

monthly meeting and: Gideon Gifford and Elisabeth Allen

 

Came for their answer and their answer was that

 

they might take each other in marriage in the good order

 

of truth in some Convenient time between this and the next

 

monthly meeting and Eliashib Smith and Adam Mott is

 

appointed to see it Consummated in the aforesd order and

 

make return to the next monthly meeting: and Jonathan

 

Smith and his wife their Certificate was read at this

 

meeting and is as followeth

 

From our monthly meeting held at Providence the 8 day

 

of the 2 month 1730.

 

To friends at Dartmouth Greeting: &C

 

Dear friends after the Sallutation of our Love these are to

 

Ceartify you that whereas Jonathan Smith and his wife

 

desired a few lines from this meeting for your Sattisfaction

 

of what station they stood in when they went from us these

 

therefore are to inform you tho they had sayt it in

 

Some things in time past yet since their Conversation has been

 

such as demonstrated a reformation and a Return towards friends

 

so that they were received and under the Care of this meeting when

 

they went from us and we recommend them as such to you desireing

 

your Care over them for their preservation in the truth

 

Signed by

Benjamin Pain

 

Josiah Owen

Seth Aldrich

Nathaniel Gibson

 

Samuel Aldrich

Moses Aldrich

Benjamin Taste [Tabre?]

 

Thomas Smith

Joseph Arnold

Stephen Swett

 

And the Epistle from the Quarterly meeting was read at this

 

Meeting and kindly accepted

 

3 mo:

1730

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting House in

Dartmouth the 18 day of the 3 month 1730

 

the Seaverall meetings thereto belonging Called upon for Dartmouth

 

William Wood and Adam Mott present for Rochester none appeared

 

Joseph Taber gives this meeting an account that David Joy

 

and Mary Tabers marriage is Consummated in the good order of

 

truth; and Likewise John Lapham gives an account that

 

Moses Shearman and Meribah Woods marriage was

 

Consummated in in the good order of truth

 

and likewise Eliashib Smith gives this meeting an account

 

that Gideon Gifford and Elisabeth Allens marriage was

 

Consummated in the good order of truth – –

 

Isaac Smith and Mary Willcox [Wilcox] Laid their intentions of taking

 

Each other in marriage before this meeting and weare desired to

 

wait until our next monthly meeting for their answer and

 

John Lapham and Henry Tucker are Chosen to enquire into

 

their Clearness Respecting marriage and Conversation and

 

bring in an account to ye. next monthly meeting have they find things

 

and whereas Amoz [Amos] Taber hath hath married Contrary to the

 

advise of friends this meeting makes Choice of John Tucker and

 

Jabez Barker to draw up his Condemnation and bring it to our

 

next monthly meeting in order to be Signed

 

and Adam Mott is appointed to get a new book to Record the

 

monthly meeting munits [minutes] in and this meeting orders Adam Mott

 

to pay Isaac Smith 2£: 15s for Recording the monthly meeting munits

 

4 mo:

1730

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting house

the: in Dartmouth the 22 day of ye 4 month 1730 – – .

 

The Seaverall meetings thereto belonging Called upon for

 

Dartmouth William Wood and Adam Mott present for

 

Rochester none appeared by appointment

 

Isaac Smith is appointed to be assisting to John Tucker in

 

the place and Stead of John Tucker Juner late deceased

 

John Lapham and Henry Tucker gives this meeting an account

 

that they find nothing to hinder Isaac Smith and Mary Willcox [Wilcox]

 

in Respect to marriage

 

Isaac Smith and Mary Willcox Came for their answer

 

and their answer was that they might take each other in

 

marriage in some Convenient time between this and the next

 

monthly meeting and John Lapham and Henry Tucker are

 

appointed to see the same Consumated and in the good order

 

of truth and to bring in their account to our next

 

Joseph Borden of Tiverton and Abigil [Abigail] Russell of Dartmouth

 

laid their intentions of marriage before this meeting and are

 

desired to wait for their answer until our next

 

W: Visiters nominated for Rochester Elisha Wing and

 

John Wing, for Cushnet Nicholas Davis and Joseph Taber

 

For Dartmouth Ponaganset John Tucker John Howland

 

James Barker and Adam Mott. For A Coakset William

 

Wood and any one of the above named for Ponaganset

 

John Tucker Adam Mott Elisha Wing and Henry Tucker

 

are appointed to attend the Quarterly meeting and Draw

 

up an account to ye. Same

 

The Suffering of friends at Rochester whereof an account

 

was presented to this meeting which is accepted

 

This meeting orders that Adam Mott take 50 Shillings

 

out of the Stock for halfe a year keeping the meeting house

 

5 mo:

1730

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

House in Dartmouth the 20 day of the 5 month 1730:

 

Dartmouth meeting Called William Wood and Henry

 

Tucker present: Rochester meeting Called none appeared

 

John Lapham and Henry Tucker gives this meeting an account

 

that they was at the marriage of Isaac Smith and

 

Mary Willcox

 

And Said nothing but that it was Carried on in the good order

 

of truth; John Tucker and Elisha Wing have attended the Quarter-

 

ly meeting; and Drawn up an account to ye. Same: according

 

to the order of the Last monthly meeting.

 

The Epistle from ye. Quarterly meeting was read at this

 

meeting and kindly accepted:

 

And Joseph Borden and Abigail Russell appeared at this meet-

 

ing for their answer in relation to their taking each other

 

in marriage: and things appearing Clear they had their

 

answer that they might proceed to take each other in

 

marriage in the good order of truth in some Convenient

 

time between this and the next monthly meeting and

 

John Howland and Adam Mott are appointed to See their

 

marriage Consumated in abovesd [abovesaid] order and make

 

return to the next monthly meeting

 

There was Collected at this meeting for the use of friends 3£=00s=6d

 

Adam Mott hath paid 2£=15s=0d: to Isaac Smith for the Recording

 

the monthly meeting munits: [minutes]

 

And Amos Tabers Condemnation was Signed at this meet-

 

ing and Jabez Barker is ordered to read it at Cushnet

 

meeting on a first day at thend of the meeting of worship

 

6 mo:

1730:

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting House

in Dartmouth the 17 day of the 6 month 1730

 

Dartmouth meeting Called William Wood and Adam

 

Mott present: Rochester meeting Called Elisha Wing and

 

Stephen Wing present:

 

John Howland and Adam Mott gives this meeting an

 

account that they was at the marriage of Joseph Borden

 

and Abigail Russell and Saw nothing but that it was Con-

 

sumated in the Good order of truth

 

Jabez Barker hath read Amos Tabers Condemnation

 

according to ye. order of the last monthly meeting

 

and is as followeth – –

 

Whereas Amos Taber Son of Joseph Taber of Dartmouth

 

in the County of Bristol in ye. Province of ye Massachusets

 

bay in New England hath from his Childhood been Educated

 

among friends; his father and mother both of them the

 

people Called Quakers – –

 

yet he in disregard to friends and the Good advice given him

 

to the Contrary (who Laboured with him in love)

 

Gone Contrary to their advice and proceeded in marriage

 

with a woman of an unclear Conversation having had a

 

bastard Child some time before

 

which proceedings hath been to the great greif of his father

 

and the trouble of friends: for which Disorderly proceedings

 

we are therefore Concerned to give this forth as a

 

publick Testimony against such disorderly proceedings: and

 

do deny the sd Amos Taber to be one of us the people Called

 

Quakers: Truly Desireing that he may return and find

 

Mercy with the Lord

 

Tenderly advising all friends Children to beware of keeping

 

bad and vain company least they are drawn into things

 

that are evil and Dishonour the blessed truth we profess

 

and Disgrace themselves

 

Signed by order of sd meeting

Joseph Russell Jur

 

John Tucker

Henry Tucker

Jedediah Wood

 

William Wood

Judah Smith

Peter Allen

 

Joseph Taber

Adam Moot

Eliashib Smith

 

Joseph Russell

William Wood Jur

Joseph Tucker

 

John Lapham

Jonathan Wood       

 
 

And whereas there was a paper presented to the Prepa=

 

ritive meeting Signed by one Thomas Cesar an Indian

 

signifying his Desire to be under the Care and in unity With

 

friends. This meeting makes Choise of John Tucker and

 

William Wood to make Enquiry into his Life and Conver=

 

sation to know whither it be agreable to our principle

 

and bring in their account to ye next monthly meeting

 

and Adam Mott hath paid Jabez Barker 2=10=0:

 

out of the meetings Stock for halfe a year keepin the

 

Meeting House

 

Rochester meeting business Called and no business presented

 

and whereas Adam Mott was one of the overseers

 

of our monthly meeting and Desireing to be Excused from

 

that Servise: this meeting makes Choice of John Howland

 

to Serve in his room – – – – –

 

7 mo:

1730:

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

house in Dartmouth the 21 day of the 7 month 1730

 

The Seaveral meetings thereto belonging Called upon

 

For Dartmouth Joseph Russell junr present

 

for Rochester Stephen Wing present

 

And John Tucker and William Wood gives this meeting an

 

account that they have mad [made] Enquiry into the life and

 

Conversation of Thomas Case and find nothing but that

 

it hath been Orderly and this meeting thinks fit to receive

 

him under their Care

 

And whereas Friends of Cushnet hat[h] Signified to our

 

preparitive meeting of their desire to have a meeting of

 

worship setled there on every first day as well the first day

 

preceeding our monthly meeting as other first days

 

which is Granted

 

And whereas the Stable that was built to put Travilars

 

Horces in being very much out of Repare this meeting

 

appoints Jabez Barker to repare it and bring in his account

 

to the next monthly meeting

 

And this meeting agreaeth to Come to a Subscribtion towards

 

the finnishing of Cushnot meeting House

 

And whereas Eliashib Smith having Signified to our prepa=

 

ritive meeting of his desire of Laying his intentions of

 

Marriage with Adry Gifford and the matter appearing

 

Something Diffecult by reason of his not having her fathers

 

Consent which matter this meeting thinks propper to refer

 

to the Consideration of ye Quarterly meeting next for their

 

Judgment And Elisha Wing Joseph Russell junr and John Tucker

 

to attend the Quarterly meeting and to draw an account to

 

the Same – –

 

And Keziah Wood Wife of William Wood junr her Certificate

 

was read at this meeting and accepted and she to be

 

under the Care of this meeting.

 

And the visiters of Rochester gives this meeting an account

 

that they have visited the families of friends belonging to their

 

Care and ye acct: is as followeth

 

To the monthly meeting to be held in Dartmouth the 21 day of

 

the 7 month 1730: These may inform that we have visited

 

the families of friends belonging to our meeting at Rochester

 

and we were received in love and things for the most part

 

was pretty well Excepting some few things not so well as

 

we Could Desire but upon Reproof there was promise of

 

Reformation

John Wing

     

Elisha Wing

 

And this meeting is adjourned until the first sixth day in ye 8th month next

 

This meeting being met according to adjournment this 2 day of

 

of the 8th month 1730: The visiters of Aponaganset and Coakset

 

weekly meetings gives this meeting an account That they

 

have visited ye families of friends for the most part under

 

their Care and things for ye: most part pretty well as far as

 

they Saw but not all together well

 

8: 1730

At a monthly meeting of friends held in Dartmouth the 11 Day of

 

the 8 month 1730: Dartmouth meeting Called John Lapham and

 

Adam Mott present: Rochester meeting Called Elisha Wing

 

present: Jebez Barker gives this meeting an account

 

that he has worked about the Stable that he was appointed

 

to Repaire and his wor and the nailes that used about it

 

Comes to 13 Shillings and Adam Mott is ordered to pay it out

 

of the meetings Stock

 

Butler Wing Son of Elisha Wing of Rochester and Bethsheba

 

Clifton daughter of Lavery Clifton of sd town have Laid their

 

Intentions of taking each other in marriage: before this meet

 

=ing and are desired to wait til ye next monthly meeting for

 

their answer: and Stephen Wing and John Wing are appoin=

 

ted to Enquire into their Clearness respecting marriage

 

and Conversation and make report to the next monthly

 

meeting: And the Epistle from ye Quarterly meeting was

 

read at this meeting and kindly accepted

 

And the matter Concerning Eliashib Smith and Audry Gifford

 

that was refered to the Quarterly meeting the Judgment of

 

the Quarterly meeting is that whereas her father Christopher

 

Gifford his reason against their proceeding in marriage is of

 

no weight or vallue that friends may admit of their pro=

 

ceeding in marriage to each other

 

Joseph Russell junr: hath attended the Quarterly meeting

 

as appointed and John Tucker hath drawn an account

 

to the Same according to the Order of the Last monthly

 

meeting: And whereas it was proposed to the Consideration

 

of this meeting whither th it might not be proppor for

 

The monthly meeting to be at the Charge of housing Travilers

 

Horces that Comes to Labour in the Gospel among us

 

which this meeting thinks to be very well and agreas to

 

And whereas there was a Complaint to the visiters from Jacob Soule (which was

 

presented to this meeting) Concerning Nathan Soules Son George

 

that he hath begotten his daughter with Child absented himselfe

 

and it is the mind of this meeting that Nathan Soule should do his

 

Endeaver to git his Son home and that he and the young woman

 

should have a hearing face to face before Som Sollid friends both

 

men and women that may be unconcerned and the sd Nathan

 

Soule to give an account to the next monthly meeting

 

of what he hath done in the matter

 

9 mo:

1730

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting House in

Dartmouth the: 16 day of the 9 month 1730

 

Dartmouth meeting Called William Wood and Adam Mott present

 

Rochester meeting Called Elisha Wing present:

 

The friends that were appointed to See into Butler Wing and

 

Bethsheba Cliftons Clearness have sent an account to this meet

 

=ing in writing that they have mad inquirey and find nothing to

 

the Contrary but that he may proceed in marriage with

 

Bethsheba Clifton

 

And Butler Wing and Bethsheba Clifton appeared at this meet=

 

ing for their answer in relation to ther taking Each other in

 

marriage and things appearing Clear 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, and Stephen Wing and John Wing are appointed to see

 

their marriag Consumated in the good order of truth and

 

make return to the next monthly meeting

 

And Adam Mott hath paid Jabez Barker 13 Shillings out of

 

the monthly meetings Stock as appointed

 

And Nathan Soule gives this meeting an account that he hath

 

Spoken with his Son George and that he is willing to have a hear=

 

ing with the young woman provided that Jacob Soule would

 

become bound not to take that advantage to prosecute him in ye Law

 

And Jacob Soule hath Complained to ye Visiters that Nathan

 

Soule was instrumental or Some Ways Incouraging in his

 

absenting him selfe so as not to be brought to Justice in the

 

matter relating to his daughter

 

This meeting makes Choice of Henry Tucker Eliashib Smith

 

John Howland Thomas Smith and Isaac Howland

 

To talk with Nathan Soule and Jacob Soule face to face to

 

see how things are and to bring in their account to the next

 

monthly meeting

 

And there was a paper Signed at this meeting and in behalf of

 

the meeting in order to send to our present Governor Jonathan

 

Belcher Signifying our willingness to Comply with giving him

 

his Sallery according to the Kings Instructions and Henry Tucker

 

is appointed to Carry and to make return to the next monthly

 

meeting

 

10: mo:

1730

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting House

in Dartmouth the 21 day of the 10 month 1730

 

Dartmouth meeting Called upon Henry Tucker and John Howland

 

present Rochester meeting Called Nicholas Davis present

 

The friends that were appointed to See Butler Wing and

 

Bethsheba Cliftons marriage Solemnized not being present

 

it is refered to the next monthly meeting

 

Henry Tucker makes report to this meeting that he hath not

 

been to Carry the Letter to the Governor: he is still Continu=

 

=ed to do it and make return to the next monthly meeting

 

And Stephen Wing and Margrate Clifton both of Rochester

 

did lay their intentions of taking Each other in marriage

 

before this meeting and were desired to wait for their an=

 

swer until the next monthly meeting and Elisha Wing

 

and Joseph Tabor are appointed to see into their Clearness

 

and make report to the next monthly meeting

 

And Stephen Willcox Son of Stephen Willcox and

 

Mary Thomas both of Dartmouth Laid their Intentions

 

of taking each other in marriage before this meeting

 

and were desired to wait for their answer til the next

 

monthly meeting

 

And the friends that were appointed to talk with Nathan

 

and Jacob Soule have given in an account in writing to this

 

meeting of their doings therein

 

And this meeting Chooseth Henry Tucker and James Barker

 

to overse the meeting House for the year Insuing

 

There was Collected at this meeting for ye use of friends 1= 06 =04

 

and there was 1- 15= 0 given by the womens meeting

 

Towards keeping the meeting House

 

And this meeting orders Adam Mott to pay Jabez Barker 2£=10s=00d

 

out of the meetings Stock for halfe a years kepping the meeting

 

house: And this meeting appoints John Tucker Henry Tucker

 

Elisha Wing and Thomas Smith to attend the Quarterly meeting

 

next and to Draw an Epistle to the Same

 

And this meeting agreas to come to a Subscribtion for Joshua

 

a friend belonging to Yarmauth the being in a Low Condition

 

as to his worldly affaires

 

And it was proposed whither it might not be propper to do

 

Something towards Giting a School master to teach friends

 

Children which is refered to the next monthly meeting

 

11 mo:

1730/31

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting House

in Dartmouth ye 18 day of the 11 month 1731/30

 

Dartmouth meeting Called Adam Mott and Isaac Howland

 

present: Rochester meeting Called John Wing appeared

 

John Wing and Stephen Wing Give this meeting an account

 

that they were at the marriag of Butler Wing and Bethsheba

 

Clifton and Saw nothing but that it was Carried on in the Good

 

order of friends.

 

And Elisha Wing hath Sent an account to this meeting that

 

he hath made Inquiry into ye Clearness and Conversation

 

of Stephen Wing and finds nothing to hinder his proceedings

 

in Respecting marriage

 

And William Wood and Adam Mott makes report to this

 

meeting that they have enquired into the life and Conver-

 

sation of Stephen Willcox and find nothing to hinder his

 

proceedings.

 

And Stephen Wing and Margrate Clifton appeared at this

 

desireing an answer in relation to their taking each other

 

in marriage and had their answer that they might proceed

 

to take each other in marriage in the good order of truth

 

in Some Convenient time between this and the next

 

Monthly meeting and Joseph Taber and John Walker are appoited

 

to See their marriage Consumated in the above sd order and

 

Make return to the next monthly meeting.

 

And Stephen Willcox and Mary Thomas Came to this meeting

 

Came to this meeting for their answer as to their takin each

 

other in marriage and their answer was that they might

 

proceed to take each other in marriage in the Good order of

 

friends in Some Convenient time between this and the next

 

Monthly meeting and William Wood and Adam Mott are appoin-

 

=ted to see their marriage Solemnized in the above Good order

 

and make report to the next monthly meeting.

 

And Richard Smith Son of Judah Smith and Dorothy Potter daughter

 

of Stoakes Potter deceased both of Dartmouth, laid their intentions

 

of taking each other in Marriage before this meeting

 

And were desired to wait until the next monthly meeting for their

 

answer and Isaac Howland and John Russell are appointed to

 

inquire into his Clearness and Conversation and make return

 

to the next monthly meeting how they find things

 

And Henry Tucker makes report to this meeting that he hath Sent

 

the Letter which the Monthly Meeting ordered to be sent to the

 

Governour; by Samuel There a Mendon friend

 

the friends that were appointed to attend the Quarterly

 

Meeting have attended it and drawn an Epistle to the Same

 

According to Order

 

The Epistle at from the Quarterly Meeting was read at

 

this meeting and well accepted

 

And William Wood Junr and his wives Marriage Certificate

 

was read at this meeting to friends Satisfaction

 

Stephen Willcox desires Leave of this meeting of Worship

 

which this meeting allowes of

 

And whereas the Comtee: that was Chose to hear Nathan Soule

 

and Jacob Soule Concerning the Difference between them

 

not having made a final Issue of the Same John Tucker

 

John Tucker Jabez Barker and John Russell are aded to them

 

to Judg and Determine the matter and make return to the

 

next monthly meeting: no business from Rochester

 

12

month:

1730/1

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

House in Dartmouth the 15 day of the 12 month 1730/31

Dartmouth meeting Called William Wood and Adam Mott

 

present: Rochester meeting Called Stephen Wing present

 

Joseph Taber and John Walker gives this meeting an account

 

that they Was at the marriage of Stephen Wing and Margrat

 

Clifton and that it was Carried on in Good order as far as they saw

 

And Adam Mott Gives this meeting an account that he was at

 

the marriage of Stephen Willcox and Mary Thomas and Saw

 

nothing but that it was performed in good order

 

John Russell and Isaac Howland Give this meeting an account

 

that they have made Enquiry into the Clearness and Conversation

 

of Richard Smith and find nothing to hinder his proceeding

 

in marriag with Dorothy Potter according to their Intentions

 

and Richard Smith and Dorothy Potter Came to this meeting

 

for their answer in relation to their taking each other

 

in marriage and had their answer that they might proceed

 

to take each other in Marriage in the Good order of friends

 

in Some Convenient time between this and the next

 

monthly meeting and John Russell and Isaac Howland are

 

appointed to See their Marriage accomplished in the aforesd

 

order and make return to the next monthly meeting

 

and Eliashib Smith and Audry Gifford did lay their inten

 

=tions of taking each other in marriage before this Meeting

 

and were desired to wait til the next monthly meeting

 

for their answer

 

And Adam Mott and Joseph Tucker to See into his Clearness

 

respecting marriage and Conversation and make return to the next

 

Monthly Meeting

 

And Humphry Smith Son of Deliverance Smith deceased and

 

Mary Willcox Daughter of Jeremiah Willcox both of Dartmouth

 

did Lay their intentions of taking Each other in marriage before

 

this meeting and were desired to wait til ye next monthly meeting

 

for their answer and Isaac Howland and Nicholas Lapham are

 

appointed to Enquire into the young mans Clearness and make

 

Report to the next monthly meeting

 

and Nathaniel Curby Son of Robert Curby and Abigall Russell

 

Daughter of James Russell both of Dartmouth did lay their inten-

 

tions of taking each other in marriage before this meeting and

 

Were desired to wait for their answer until ye next monthly

 

Meeting and Wm Wood and Jedidiah Allen are appointed to make

 

Enquiry into his Clearness Respecting marriage and Conversation

 

and make report to the next monthly meeting

 

and Eliashib Smith and Isaac Smith are appointed to mak up

 

the monthly meeting accompts with ye treasurer and bring in

 

their account to the next monthly meeting

 

And whereas the Comtee: nominated at the Last monthly meeting

 

to Judg upon Nathan and Jacob Soules difference, not all agreing

 

in Judgment this meetings Judgment is that the Majority of sd

 

Comtee: Shall determine the matter

 

Which they Quickly did and brought in their Judgment which

 

was that he the sd Nathan Soule Should Come to the next

 

monthly meeting and acknowledg to the meeting that he

 

was to blame in the above mentioned promised

 

and Richard Smith Desires Leave of this meeting that he

 

may Solemnize his marriage on a fourth Day after the meeting

 

of worship

 

1 mo:

1730/31

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting House

in Dartmouth the 15 day of ye 1 month 1730/31

 

Dartmouth meeting Called William Wood and Adam Mott

 

present Rochester meeting Called Nicholas Davis present

 

John Russell and Isaac Howland give this meeting an account

 

that they were at Richard Smith and Dorothy Potters marriage

 

and Saw nothing but that it was performed in good order

 

Adam Mott and and Joseph Tucker Signifies to this meeting that

 

they enquired into the Conversation and Clearness of Eliashib

 

Smith in relation to marriage and find nothing to hinder his

 

proceedings in that affair

 

Nicholas Lapham and Isaac Howland gives an account

 

that they have made Inquiry into the Clearness and Conver-

 

sation of Humphry Smith and find nothing to hinder his proceed=

 

ing in marriage according to their inte his intentions.

 

And William Wood hath made inquiry into ye Clearness and

 

Conversation of Nathaniel Curby and finds nothing to hinder his

 

proceedings in relation to marriage

 

Eliashib Smith and Audry Gifford appeared at this meeting

 

and desired the meetings answer in relation to their taking

 

each other in marriage and their answer was that they

 

might proceed to take each other in marriage in the good

 

order of truth in Some Convenient time between this and the

 

next monthly meeting and John Howland and John Russell

 

are appointed to see their marriage Consumated and mak re=

 

turn to the next monthly meeting

 

Humphry Smith and Mary Willcox Came to this meeting

 

for their answer and their answer was that they might

 

proceed to take each other in marriage in the good order

 

of truth and William Wood and Henry Tucker are appointed

 

See their marriage Sollemnized in the above sd order and

 

make return to the next monthly meeting

 

And Nathaniel Curby and Abigail Russell Came to this meet

 

ing for their answer in Relation to their taking Each other

 

in marriage and their answer was that they might proceed

 

to take each other in marriage in Some Convenient time

 

between this and the next monthly Meeting in the good order

 

of truth: and and Thomas Smith and John Russell are appointed

 

to See their marriage Consumated in ye aforesd order and

 

make return to ye next monthly meeting

 

Eliashib Smith and Isaac Smith have made up the monthly

 

meetings accompts with Adam Mott and there remains

 

in the Stock – – :2 -15 =01

 

The matter Concerning Nathan Soule is refered to the

 

next monthly meeting

 

And John Tucker James Barker and Adam Mott are

 

appointed to attend ye Quarterly meeting next and to draw

 

up an account to ye Same

 

There was Collected at this meeting – – :2£ -01s =05d

 

and Rochester visiters gives this meeting an account

 

that they have visited the families of friends belonging to

 

their Care and find things indifferent well

 

and Cushnot visiters gives an account that they have visited

 

the families of friends that belong to their Care and find

 

things pretty well Considering their Circumstances

 

and this meeting is adjourned until the youths meeting next

 

This meeting being met according to adjournment this

 

2:d day of the 2:d month 1731

 

The visiters being Called upon belonging to Ponaganset

 

and Coaxet they give no account of visiting the families

 

of friends under their Care

 

And it is ordered that Adam Mott Should take twenty

 

Shillings out of the Stock for Service done for friends

 

2 mo:

1731

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting House in

Dartmouth the 18 day of the 2 month 1731

 

The Seaverall meetings thereto belonging Called upon for Dartmouth

 

Henry Tucker and Adam Mott present

 

for Rochester none appeared

 

John Russell and John Howland gives this meeting an account

 

that they were at Eliashib Smith and Audrey Giffords marriage

 

and Saw nothing but that it was orderly performed

 

Henry Tucker makes report to this meeting that Humphrey Smith

 

and Mary Willcoxes marriage was Solemnized in the Good order

 

of truth. And John Russell and Thomas Smith makes report to

 

this meeting that Nathanael Curby and Abigal Russells marriage

 

was Solemnized in the Good order of Truth

 

And the matter Concerning Nathan Soule is refered to ye next

 

Monthly meeting

 

And John Tucker Adam Mott and James Barker hath attended

 

the Quarterly meeting and Drawn up an Epistle to ye Same

 

as appointed

 

The business of Dartmouth meeting Called and ye friends that

 

was appointed to See after Robert Barclays apollegies are ordered

 

to bring in their accounts to ye next monthly meeting how things

 

are respecting that matter

 

And the Epistl from ye Qurterly meeting was read at this

 

Meeting and well accepted

 

3 mo:

1731:

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting House in

Dartmouth the 17 day of ye 3 month 1731

 

the Seaverall meetings therunto belong Called upon for Dartmouth

 

Adam Mott present: for Rochester none present:

 

and the matter Concerning the account of Robert Barclays

 

appollegies is refered to the next monthly meeting

 

And Nathan Soule appeared at this meeting and Refuseth to

 

take up with friends advice and Judgment which is refered

 

to the next monthly meeting

 

And this meeting is adjourned until the 2:d fourth day in the

 

next month

 

This meeting being mett according to adjournment this 9th day

 

of ye 4 month 1731 but no business was presented in order to be

 

done

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting House in

 

Dartmouth the 21 day of the 4 month 1731

 

Dartmouth meeting Called Henry Tucker and Adam Mott present

 

Rochester meeting Called and Stephen Wing appeared

 

and Concerning the account of Robert Barclays appollegies

 

is refered to ye next monthly meeting

 

and Nathan Soule appeared at this meeting and Still refuseth

 

to take up with friends judgment, it is therefore the

 

judgment of this meeting that Nathan Soule ought not to sit

 

in monthly meetings as a member thereof until he hath

 

made acknowledgment to friends Sattisfaction

 

Our Dear friend Ruth Jones from Pensilvania was at this meet

 

ing and her Certificate was read to friends Sattisfaction

 

and Adam Mott hath paid Henry Tucker and James Barker

 

3 pounds of the meetings Stock towards keeping ye meeting House

 

And our former Visiters for the year past are Still Continued

 

for the Service of visiting friends families for ye year Ensuing

 

And John Tucker is added to them

 

and John Tucker and William Wood are appointed to attend the

 

Quarterly meeting next and to draw an Epistle to the Same

 

The yearly meeting from London baring date ye 18 of the 5 month

 

:1730 was read at this meeting to friends Sattisfaction

 

5 mo:

1731

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting House in

Dartmouth the 19 day of the 5 month 1731

 

The Seaverall meetings thereto belonging Called upon for

 

Dartmouth Adam Mott and Jabez Barker present

 

And Savery Clifton for Rochester

 

and the account of Rober Barclays appollegies not being ready

 

it is refered to the next monthly meeting

 

John Tucker and William Wood have attended ye Quarterly

 

Meeting: and Drawn an account to the Same

 

The Epistle from the Quarterly meeting was read at this meeting

 

to friends Sattisfaction: and friends of this meeting agreas to Come

 

to a Subscribtion of 6 pounds for the Quarterly meeting Stock

 

as it was requested by the Quarterly Meeting and to bring it in

 

at the next monthly meeting

 

and whereas there was an account Sent from Rochester

 

preparitive meeting to this meeting that the widow Sarah

 

Clifton now wife of John Rose hath gone out of the good

 

order Established among friends and married one that is no

 

friend, for which disorderly proceedings this meeting is Concer=

 

=ned for the Clearing of truth to draw up a Condemnation

 

against her and John Tucker and Isaac Smith are apponted

 

to draw one and present it to the next monthly meeting

 

in Order to be Signed

 

and there was a Condemnation Signed at this meeting against

 

Hannah Chace daughter of Nathaniel Chace for Commiting

 

fornication and Henry Tucker is appointed to read it between

 

This and the next monthly meeting on a first day at the end

 

of the meeting of worship on a first day at Aponaganset

 

Meeting House

 

6 mo:

1731

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting House

in Dartmouth the 16 day of the 6 month 1731

 

The Seaverall meetings thereunto belonging Called upon

 

for Dartmouth John Howland and Adam Mott present

 

for Rochester Elisha Wing present

 

and nothing being done toward the account of Robert Barclays

 

appollegies it is refered to the next monthly meeting

 

The Subscribtion mentioned at the last monthly meeting

 

for the yearly meeting Stock was paid in at this meeting and

 

delivered into John Tuckers hands in order for Thos Leach

 

And John Tucker and Isaac Smith have drawn up Sarah Clifton

 

now wife of John Rose her Condemnation and presented to this

 

meeting which is allowed and Signed and Elisha Wing is ordered

 

to read it at Rochester meeting House on a first day after the

 

Meeting of Worship between this and the next monthly meeting

 

and make return to the Same

 

And Henry Tucker hath read Hannah Chaces Condemnation

 

according to order which is as followeth

 

Whereas Hannah Chace Daughter of Nathaniel Chace of

 

Dartmouth in the County of Bristol in New England having been

 

Educated among friends (yet to the Dishonour of God reproach

 

of the blessed truth professed amongst us and to the grief of friends)

 

hath by giving way to the Temtations of Satan and her own

 

Wicked inclination fallen into that Wicked and Scandalus Sin

 

of fornication as appears by her being delivered of Late of a

 

bastard Child

 

We do therefore give this forth as a publick testimony against

 

sd wicked and unclean action Denying the sd Hannah Chace

 

to be one of us the people Called Qukers heartily desireing

 

that if it be the Will of God she may by taking Shame to her

 

selfe through Godly Sorrow and Sincere Repentance find

 

Mercy with the Lord

 

Given forth at our monthly meeting of men and women

 

friends held in Dartmouth the 19:th day of the 5:th month 1731

 

and Signed by

 

John Tucker

Joseph Tucker

Elisabeth Barker

 

W:m Wood

Adam Mott

Rebecca Russell

 

Tho:s Hathaway

Nicholas Lapham

Rebecca Barker

 

Savorie Clifton

Mehetabel Burril

Jean Smith

 

Joseph Russell

Ruth Tucker

Rebecca Slocum

 

Henry Tucker

Mary Russell

Abigal Whitely

 

Joseph Russell junr

Phebe Tucker

Grisel Sherman

 

Eliashib Smith

Mary Lapham

 
 

Tho:s Smith

Sarah Taber

 
 

7 mo:

1731

At a monthly meeting of friends held in Dartmouth at friends

Meeting Huse on the 20 day of ye: 7 month 1731

 

Dartmouth Meeting Called Henry Tucker and Adam Mott

 

present Rochester meeting Called Stephen Wing present

 

and the account of R. B: appollegies is refered to ye next monthly

 

Meeting and Elisha Wing not having read Sarah Rose as

 

Condemnation he is Still Continued to do it and make return

 

to the next monthly meeting

 

Anthony Arnold Son of John Arnold of Providence in the

 

Colony of Rhoad Island in New England and Sarah Fish Daughter

 

of John Fish of Dartmouth in New England did lay their intenti-

 

=ons of taking each other in marriage before this meeting

 

And were desired to wait for their answer until the next

 

monthly meeting: and Henry Tucker and Adam Mott are

 

appointed to Make enquiry into the young mans Clearness

 

and make return to ye next Monthly Meeting

 

and Friends of Acushnot proposed at this meeting that they

 

have a mind to build a stable upon the meeting house land

 

at Acushnot to put friends horses in which this meeting

 

agreas to

 

There was Collected at this meeting House for the use of

 

friends – – £02 05s 08d

 

and this meeting is adjourned until ye first fourth day in the

 

eighth month next

 

This meeting being met according to adjournment this

 

6 day of the 8 month 1731

 

Adam Mott Joseph Russell junr and Henry Tucker are appoin-

 

=ted to attend the Quarterly Meeting next and Draw up an

 

Epistle to the Same and John Tucker to assist them

 

8 mo:

1731

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting House

in Dartmouth the 18 day of the 8 month 1731:

 

The Seaveral meetings thereunto belonging Called upon

 

for Dartmouth Adam Mott present: for Rochester

 

John Wing present

 

and the matter Concerning the appollegies is refered to

 

the next monthly meeting

 

The Friends that were appointed to draw up an account

 

to ye Quarterly meeting have done it but could not attend it

 

by reason of the Weather being So Stormy that they Could

 

not git over the ferry

 

And Anthony Arnold and Sarah Fish Came for their

 

answer to this meeting and nothing appearing to hinder

 

their Intentions they had their answer that they might

 

proceed to take Each other in marriage in the order of

 

truth and Adam Mott and Thomas Smith are appointed

 

to se it performed in the above sd order and make return

 

to the next monthly meeting

 

and Seth Hilliar and Dorcas Davis boath of Rochester did

 

lay their Intentions of taking Each other in marriage

 

before this meeting and are desired to wait until the next

 

Monthly meeting for their answer and John Wing and

 

Stephen Wing are appointed to see into their Clearness

 

and make return to the next Monthly Meeting

 

And Elisha Wing hath read Sarah Rose her condemnation

 

which is as followeth.

 

Whereas Sarah Clifton Widow of Benjamin Clifton

 

Late of Rochester in the County of Plymouth in New England

 

and now Wife of John Rose hath of Late gone out of the good

 

order established among friends us the people of God Called

 

Qukers and was married by a Presbyterian Minister So Called

 

to one that is not in unity with us

 

Notwithstanding she was once before Condemned by Friends for

 

Commiting an offence of the same nature tho not of so high a

 

degree for which afterwards she did make Some Shew of

 

repentance and sent in a paper to our monthly meeting

 

Signifying her sorrow for the same and desiring that friends

 

would pass it by and that she might Come under friends Care and

 

in unity with them again which was Granted: yet now through

 

Willful Disobedience and slight of ye Good order Established among

 

us as plainly appears by her keeping Company in an hidden and

 

unadvisable manner with one whose principles is avers to

 

ours and friends having discharged their duty in advising her

 

to the Contrary as Soon as they had oppertunity after they

 

heard of it and yet she hath proceeded to marry out of the

 

good order of friends. Therefore we are Concerned to give this

 

forth as a publick Testimony against her Obstinate and

 

Willful proceedings denying the sd Sarah Clifton now Rose to be

 

one of us the people Called Qukers

 

Desireing if it be the Will of God she may Come to a sight

 

and sence of her out goings and so Come to unfeigned repentance

 

And find mercy with the Lord and Com into unity with

 

his people

 

Given forth at our monthly meeting held in Dartmouth

 

the 16 day of the 6 month 1731: and signed by order and in

 

behalfe of sd meeting by

John Tucker Clerk

     

of sd meeting

 

And the Epistle from the Quarterly meeting was read at

 

this meeting and well accepted

 

And the meeting hath signed a Certificate for Thomas Lapham

 

and his wife Recommending them to the monthly meeting held

 

at Smithfield in the Colony of Rhoad Island and Providence

 

plantations in New England

 

9 mo:

1731

At a monthly meeting of friends Held at our meeting House in

Dartmouth the 15 day of the 9 month 1731

 

Dartmouth Meeting Called Tho:s Smith and Adam Mott present

 

Rochester meeting Called Savory Clifton appeared

 

and nothing being towards the account of ye appollegies it is refered

 

to the next monthly meeting

 

and Seth Hilliar and Dorcas Davis appeared at this meeting

 

for their answer in relation to their taking each other in

 

marriage and nothing appearing to hinder their proceeding

 

in that affair they had their answer that they might proceed

 

to take each other in marriage in the good order of truth

 

in same Convenient time between this and the

 

next monthly meeting

 

And William Wood and Adam Mott are appointed to

 

see their marriage Consumated in the afores’d order and

 

make return to the next monthly meeting

 

and John Russell jun:r of Dartmouth son of John Russell

 

and Patience Tucker the Daughter of Henry Tucker of

 

sd Dartmouth have Laid their Intentions of taking each

 

other in marriage before this meeting and were desired

 

to wait until ye next monthly meeting for their answer

 

and Eliashib Smith and George Soule are appointed to see

 

into the young mans Clearness in referance to mar:

 

=riage and Conversation and make return to the

 

next monthly meeting

 

And Tho:s Smith and Adam Mott makes report to this

 

Meeting that they was at the Solemnizing of Anthony

 

Arnold and Sarah Fishes marriage and Saw nothing

 

but that it was accomplished in ye Good order Established

 

among friends

 

And it was thought propper at this meeting that Some

 

friend Should be Chosen to Git the meeting House Glas mend

 

=ed and John Russell is appointed to git it done and make

 

return to the ye next monthly meeting

 

Rochester meeting and no business presented

 

10: mo:

1731:

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

House in Dartmouth the 20 day of the 10 month 1731

 

Dartmouth meeting Called Jabez Barker and James

 

Barker present: Rochester meeting Called and none appear.d

 

The friends that were appointed to inspect into

 

John Russell junr: Clearness makes report that they have

 

Made Enquiry and find nothing to Hinder their proceedings

 

and John Russell and Patience Tucker appeared at this

 

meeting desireing their answer in relation to their

 

taking each other in marriage and nothing appearing

 

to hinder they had their answer that they might proceed

 

to take each other in marriage in the good order of truth

 

and James Barker and Abraham Tucker are appointed

 

to see their marriage Consumated and make return to

 

the next monthly meeting

 

and Adam Mott makes report to this meeting that he was

 

at the marriage of Seth Hillier and Dorcas Davis and saw

 

nothing but that it was Carried on in the good order of truth – –

 

And Timothy Ricketson the Son of Jonathan Ricketson

 

and Bethsheba Willbor Daughter of Benjamin Willbor

 

both of Dartmouth did Lay their intentions of taking

 

Each other in marriage before this meeting – –

 

And are desired to wait until the next monthly meeting

 

for their answer: and John Howland and Eliashib Smith

 

are appointed to see into the young mans Clearness respecting

 

Marriage and Conversation and make return to the next

 

Monthly Meeting

 

and nothing being done towards ye amount of ye Appollegies

 

it is refered to the next monthly meeting

 

and Abraham Tucker and Joseph Tucker are appointed to

 

oversee the Meeting House for the year Ensuing

 

And John Howland and Adam Mott are appointed to attend

 

the Quarterly Meeting next and Draw an Epistle to ye same

 

and this meeting orders Adam Mott to pay one pound sixteen

 

Shillings to Henry Tucker and James Barker for Keeping the

 

Meeting House th year past

 

and there was Collected at this meeting for ye use of friends £1=19s =8d

 

And Adam Mott paid H:T: and J. B one pound sixteen

 

Shillings as ordered

 

11 mo:

1731:

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting House

in Dartmouth the 17 day of 11 month 1731

 

Dartmouth meeting Called Nicholas Lapham present

 

Rochester meeting Called John Wing present

 

and Abraham Tucker gives this meeting an account that

 

the marriag between John Russell and Patience Tucker

 

was performed in the Good order of truth as far as he saw

 

and there was an account of Rober Barclays appollegies

 

brought in at this meeting and there remains yet to

 

Ten of sd books belonging to this Meeting

 

the business of Rochester Called and it was proposed that

 

Whereas John Walker of Rochester being in a low helpless

 

Condition and having thoughts of selling his farm to put him

 

selfe in a way to sustain his family and Desires the advise

 

and Counsel of friends in that affair and this meeting

 

makes Choice of John Tucker Benjamin Allen and

 

Nicholas Davis to go and enquire into his affairs and make

 

Return to the next monthly meeting

 

And this meeting is adjourned until the next fourth day Come Week

 

day of the 11 month 1731/32 Timothy Ricketson and Bethsheba

 

Willbor appeared at this meeting and Desired their answer in

 

relation to their taking each other in marriage and things

 

appearing Clear they had their answer that they might

 

proceed to take each other in marriage in the good order

 

Established among friends in Some Convenient time between

 

this and the next monthly meeting

 

And John Howland and Jabez Barker are appointed to see

 

their marriage Consumated in the good order of truth and

 

Make return to the next monthly meeting

 

John Howland and Adam Mott hath drawn up a Epistle to the

 

Quarterly Meeting and Adam Mott hath attended ye same

 

And the Quarterly meeting Epistle was read at this meeting

 

and well accepted

 

12 mo:

1731/32:

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting House

In Dartmouth the 25 day of the 12 month of 1731\\32

 

Dartmouth meeting Called James Barker and Adam Mott

 

present: Rochester Meeting Called Stephen Wing present

 

Thomas Yenin the son of Benoni Yenin of Rochester

 

and Abigail Wood daughter of William Wood of Darmouth

 

Signified to this meeting their intentions of taking each other

 

In marriage and they were desired to wait until the next

 

monthly meeting for their answer and Elisha Wing Stephen

 

Wing and Jedediah Allen are appointed to enquire into the

 

young mans Clearness as to Marriage and Conservation

 

and make return to ye: next monthly meeting

 

And the friends that were appointed to John Walkers

 

Circumstances makes report that they have been down

 

to Rochester and their judgment is that it would be well

 

for friends to extend their Charity and help him a little

 

as they find fredom which this meeting agreas to

 

And John Howland and Jabez Bearker makes report to

 

this meeting that they were at the Solemnizeing of

 

Timothy Ricketson and Bethsheba Willbor marriage and

 

that things wer Carried on in Good order as far as they saw

 

and this meeting adjourne the next Preparitive and month

 

=ly meeting one week Longer than the usual Corse by reason

 

of Sandwich yearly meeting

 

And Adam Mott gives this meeting an account that he

 

hath bought a book to record the minits of ye monthly

 

Meeting in and it Cost £1-08s=08d and this meeting orders

 

him to take one pound and ten shillings out of ye stock

 

for the cost of ye Book and trouble in procureing of it

 

and this meeting orders Adam Mott to pay one pound sixteen

 

shillings out of the stock for meending the meeting House glass

 

1 mo:

1732:

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our Meeting House

in Dartmouth ye: 27 day of the first month 1732

 

Dartmouth meeting Called James Barker and John Russell

 

prent: Rochester meeting Called Elisha Wing present

 

The friends that were appointed to Enquire into Thomas

 

Yenins Clearness makes report that they have made Enquiry

 

And Thomas Yenin [Youen] and Abigail Wood appeared at this

 

meeting and Desired their answer in relation to their

 

taking each other in marriage and they had their answer

 

that they might proceed to take each other in marriage

 

in the good order of truth in some Convenient time between

 

this and the next monthly meeting and Jedediah Allen

 

and Robert Tripp are appointed to see their Marriage

 

accomplished in the above sd order and make return to

 

the next Monthly Meeting

 

And John Borden the son of Richard Borden of Tiverton

 

in the County of Bristol in New England and Hannah

 

Russell widow of Seth Russell Late of Dartmouth deceasd

 

have laid their intentions of taking Each other in marriage

 

before this meeting and were desired to wait til the

 

next monthly meeting for their answer and he to

 

produce a Certificate from the monthly meeting where

 

he belongs of his Clearness respecting marriage and

 

Conversation and this meeting appoints John Tucker

 

Benjamin Allen and James Barker to see how matters

 

are like to be setled among the widows Children that

 

they be not wronged nor injured (of what Propperly belongs

 

to them) by their mothers second Marriage

 

And Adam Mott hath taken one pound ten shillings

 

out of the Stock and hath paid one pound sixteen shillings

 

out of the Stock to John Russell as ordered

 

and John Russell gives this meeting an account that he

 

hath made as many Tools for the meetings use as Comes

 

to £2-05s=00d and Adam Mott is ordered to pay it out of

 

the meetings Stock

 

And there was Collected at this meeting for the use of

 

friends

1-17=06

 

John Tucker Joseph Russell junr and Elisha Wing are

 

appointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting next and Draw

 

an Epistle to the Same

 

And this meeting is adjourned until the last fourth day

 

before the Quarterly meeting

 

This meeting being met according to adjournment this 12

 

day of the 2 month 1732

 

The visiters of this meeting being Called upon gives this

 

meeting an account that they have done nothing towards

 

the visiting of friends families

 

And the visiters of Rochester sent an account in

 

writeing to this meeting which is as followeth

 

To the Monthly meeting to be holden at Dartmouth the 27 day

 

of ye first month 1732 These may inform that we have

 

visited the families of friends in a Generall Way and we

 

find for past things among friends are pretty well

 

Excepting some few things not so well as we desired but

 

we laboured for amendment and we are not without

 

hopes and they received us in love and learned to receive

 

our visits kindly

John Wing

     

Elisha Wing

 

And the visiters of Acushnot gives this meeting an

 

account that they have visited some of the families of

 

friends belonging to their Care and that their visits were

 

well accepted according to their judgment

 

2 mo:

1732:

At a monthly Meeting of friends Held at our meeting

House In Dartmouth ye: 17 day of the 2 month 1732:

 

Dartmouth meeting Called Adam Mott and Joseph Tucker

 

present. Rochester meeting Called none appeared

 

Robert Tripp gives this meeting an account that he was

 

at the solemnizeing of the marriage between Thos: Yenin

 

and Abigal Wood and saw nothing but that it was Carried

 

on in Good order

 

The friends that were Chose to take Care Concerning

 

Hannah Russells Children that they might not be wronged

 

by their mothers second marriage have taken Care about

 

it and gives this meeting an account that that things

 

are like to be Carried on Well and Well setled

 

And at this meeting John Borden and Hannah Russell

 

Came for their answer and things appearing Clear-

 

he the sd Borden producing a Certificate from the monthly

 

meeting where he belongs of his Clearness as to marriage

 

and Conversation: This meeting Gives them their answer

 

that they might proceed to take each other in marriage

 

In the Good order of truth in Some Convenient time

 

between this and the next monthly meeting

 

and Benjamin Allen and Joseph Russell junr: are appointed

 

to see their Marriage Solemnized in the above sd order

 

and make Return to ye next monthly meeting

 

And Adam Mott and Gives this meeting and account

 

that he hath paid John Russell     2-05=00

 

according to the order of the last monthly meeting

 

The friends that were appointed to attend the Quarterly

 

Meeting have attended it and also Drawn an account

 

to the same according to order

 

And where as the friends of Acushnot vilage have

 

Signified that they have a desire to have a weekeday

 

meeting setled in their vilage one or two days in a

 

Month and this meeting having taken it into Conside=

 

=ration have granted that they may have two week day

 

Meetings in a month setled among them and it is left

 

their judgement to se the days and also the time of

 

day when to meet

 

And whereas ther was a Differance prsented to this meeting

 

between John Whitely and his wives Children this meeting

 

therefore makes Choice of Eliashib Smith James Barker John

 

Howland and George Soule to judge and determine the matter

 

between them and make return to the next monthly

 

Meeting

 

And the Quarterly Meeting Epistle was read at this meeting

 

and kindly accepted

 

3 mo

1732:

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

House in Dartmouth the 15 day of the 3 month 1732

 

the Seaverall meetings thereunto belonging Called upon

 

for Dartmouth John Tucker present for Rochester

 

Stephen Wing present

 

The friends that wer appointed to see John Borden and

 

Hannah Russells marriage Consumated Gives this meeting

 

an account that it was Carried on pretty orderly

 

And Acushnot friends having met and Considered

 

the matter Concerning what two days in a month

 

might be most suitable to establish in their vilage

 

for meetings of worship they Conclude upon the first

 

and the last fourth days in every month Which this

 

Meeting agreas to

 

and the friends that were appointed to determine

 

the differance between John Whitely and his wives

 

Children have agreed and brought in their judgment

 

Which is as followeth

 

We whose names are underwritten being appointed by the

 

Monthly meeting to hear and Determine ye: Differance

 

between John Whitely and his sons in Law2 relating to the

 

Goods or moveable Estate that of right appears to be the

 

Childrens: Which sd Whitely and his wife took without

 

consent of sd Children: and of his Complaint of their

 

not paying him according to former agreement.

 

We have heard them, and it is our Judgment that the

 

said John Whitely shall shall Return them Goods

 

or moveable Estate: or the vallue of them to her

 

Daughters which she gave them to:

 

Likewise it is our Judgment that ye: Thirty pounds

 

Mentioned in the articles shall be void; and that all

 

His sons in Law that are under the care of our

 

Monthly meeting Shall pay the mony to John Whitely

 

yearly and every year which is due by bond to his

 

wife    Given under our hands this fifteenth

 

day of the third month 1732

Eliashib Smith

     

James Barker

     

John Howland

     

Georg Soule

 

4 Mo:

1732:

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our Meeting

House in Dartmouth the 19 day of the 4 month 1732.

 

Dartmouth meeting called Eliashib Smith and Nicholas

 

Lapham present---

 

Rochester meeting Called and John Wing present.

 

—There was collected at this meeting – – £ -17 = 00

 

John Tucker Adam Mott James Barker and

 

John Howland are chosen visitors for the year

 

Ensuing for Aponaganset vilage – –

 

—and Nicholas Davis and Joseph Taber for Acushnet

 

and William Wood for Acoaxet – –

 

—and Stephen Wing and John Wing for Rochester.

 

—And whereas there was a complaint brought

 

in to this meeting Concerning William Soule his

 

walking disorderly in abusing his wife revelling

 

and drunk[en]ness in an ungodly manner notwith=

 

=standing the good advise and godly care that friends

 

Have taken with him from time to time he

 

Doth still persist in his perntious [pernicious] ways therefore

 

it is the judgement of this meeting for the Clearing

 

of truth to give forth a publick testimony against

 

him the sd William Soule – –

 

—and also there is a Complaint from Rochester

 

that Rest Summers widow of John Summers junr

 

hath gone out of the order of friends and married

 

to one that is no friend Notwithstanding friends

 

have taken care and advised her to the Contrary

 

Therefore this meeting is concerned to give forth

 

a testimony against her and John Tucker and

 

Jabez Barker are appointed to draw up both

 

their Condemnations and this meeting is adjourned

 

until the next fourth day come week. – –

 

—This meeting being met according to adjournment

 

this 28 day of the 4th month 1732. – –

 

William Soules Condemnation is drawn up

 

and brought to this meeting and approved and

 

John Tucker hath signed it in ye behalfe of

 

this Meeting and Isaac Wood is ordered to read

 

it or Cause to be read at Accoaxet Meeting

 

House on a first day at the end of the meeting

 

of worship and make return to the next

 

Monthly meeting – –

 

And also Rest Summers now Randal her Condemnation is

 

Signed at this meeting by John Tucker by order and in behalfe

 

of sd meeting and Elisha Wing is appointed to read it or cause

 

it to be read at Rochester Meeting House on a first day at

 

the end of the meeting of worship and make return to the

 

next monthly meeting – –

 

—and John Tucker[,] Thomas Smith and Adam Mott are appointed

 

to attend the quarterly meeting next and Draw an Epistle

 

to the same – –

 

—and this meeting orders Adam Mott to pay John Shepherd

 

three pounds out of the meetings stock for halfe a years

 

keeping the Meeting House – –

 

—And whereas there was a paper of acknowledgment read

 

at this meeting signed by Humphrey Smith and his wife

 

Signifying their sorrow for falling into that which is con-

 

=trary to and also a skandal to our holy profession it is

 

the mind of this meeting that they both should be present

 

and be to read the same or cause it to be read at the

 

End of the meeting of worship on a first day at aponagan

 

=set meeting house – –

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends Held at our meeting House

 

in Dartmouth the 17 day of the 5 month 1732. Dartmouth

 

meeting called Joseph Russell jnr and Eliashib Smith present

 

Rochester meeting called Stephen Wing present

 

And we not knowing whether William Soules Condemnation

 

is read it is refered to ye next monthly meeting

 

And Elisha Wing hath read Rest Randals Condemnation

 

which is as followeth

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John Tucker and Adam Mott hath attended ye Quarterly

 

Meeting And Drawn an Epistle to ye Same

 

And Adam Mott hath paid John Shepherd three pounds out

 

of ye Stock as ordered – – – –

 

6 mo: 1732:

At a monthly meeting of friends Held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth the 21d of ye 6 month 1732

 

Dartmouth meeting Called Isaac Howland and George Soule

 

present Rochester meeting called and none appeard

 

Isaac Wood hath read William Soules Condemnation

 

which is as followeth – –

 

Whereas William Soule Son of William Soule late of

 

Dartmouth deceased in the County of Bristol in the

 

Province of ye Massachuset[t]s Bay in New England hath

 

had his Education among friends the people Called Quakers

 

And Was married among them yet hath in slight friends

 

and good advice and counsel given to him by them he being

 

Under the Care of our monthly meeting friends hath

 

visited him from time to time to perswade him to

 

leave of keeping bad Company and his bad Conversation

 

but he hath neglected their advice and slighted their

 

Counsel and hath given Way to the temptation of

 

the Wicked one to that degree that he hath been

 

often times So much overcome With Strong drink

 

So that he hath abused and beat his wif Seaverall times

 

as hath been Credibly reported and threatned her with hard

 

Speeches to that degree that it is thought it not Safe for her

 

to live with him

 

We are therefore Concerned to give this forth as a publick

 

Testimony against Such disorderly actions and do Deny the said

 

William Soule to be one of us the people Called Quakers

 

Truly Desiring that he may return and find mercy With God

 

Given forth at our monthly meeting held by adjournment

 

the 28th of ye 4 month 1732 Signed by order and in behalfe

 

of said meeting by – – John Tucker: Clerk

 

The Quarterly Meeting Epistle was read at this meeting

 

and kindly accepted

 

7m:1732

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth ye 18 day of ye 7th month 1732 – –

 

Dartmouth meeting Called James Barker and Isaac

 

Howland present: Rochester meeting Called none present

 

There was Collected at this meeting for ye use of friends 05£-50s=06d

 

And this meeting appoints John Tucker and Joseph Russell jur

 

to see after ye deed of Acushnot meeting House Land

 

And it was advised at this meeting that all friends that

 

are heads of families be Careful that their Children

 

and Servants beheave them selves sober and orderly

 

at meetings of Worship for there hath been notice taken

 

that Some of our young people are to much out of

 

order in their behaviour in meetings in whispering

 

and laughing and runing out of meetings which makes

 

disturbance and very disagreable in a people professing

 

Godlyness

 

And this meeting is adjourned until ye first sixth day in

 

the eighth month next

 

This meeting being meet according to adjournment this

 

sixth day of the eighth month 1732

 

The visiters of Aponagansett Village gives this meeting an

 

account that they have visited the families of friends

 

under their care in some degree but not all by reason

 

of Disappointment but so far as they went their visits

 

did seem to be well accepted and for the most part

 

things pretty weel accord^ing to their observation

 

And the visiters of Accushnot Vilage gives an account that

 

they have visited ye families of friends for ye most part belong

 

ing to their Care: and had good Sattifaction in their visits and

 

have good Grounds to believe that Truth gains ground in some

 

families

 

And John Tucker and Joseph Russell jur are appointed to

 

attend ye Quarterly Meeting and to draw an Epistle to ye Same

 

8 mo:

1732

At a monthly Meeting of friends held at our meeting

House in Dartmouth ye 16th of ye 8th month 1732

 

The severall meetings thereto belonging Called upon for

 

Dartmouth Thomas Smith present – –

 

for Rochester Elisha Wing present

 

And ye matter Concerning Hump[h]ry Smith and his Wife

 

is refered to ye next monthly meeting

 

And the matter concerning the deed of ye land that belongs

 

to Accushnot meeting House is refered to the next

 

monthly meeting

 

And John Tucker and Josep[h] Russell jur have attended the

 

Quarterly meeting and Drawn an Epistle to ye same

 

And William Sanford of Dartmouth son of William

 

Sanford of Portsmouth on Rhoad Island and Rebeckah

 

Howland of Dartmouth aforesd have laid their intention

 

of taking each other in marriage before this meeting

 

and are desired to wait until ye next monthly meeting

 

for ther answer And John Howland and Jabez Barker

 

are appointed to inquire Concerning the young

 

mans Clearness respecting marriage and conver

 

sation and make return to the next monthly meeting

 

And the Epistle from ye Quarterly meeting was

 

read at this meeting and kindly accepted

 

And whereas Peter Allen is accused of commit

 

ting fornication with Content Smith which he doth

 

deny therefore this meeting doth appoint Joh[n] Howland

 

and James Barker to go with the Women friends and

 

hear the sd Allen and Content Smith discourse together

 

to see what they can find out concerning ye matter

 

and make return to ye next monthly meeting

 

9 m

1732

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting House

in Dartmouth the 20th day of ye 9th month 1732

 

Dartmouth Meeting Called James Barker and Adam Mott

 

present Rochester meeting Called and none appeared

 

John Howland and Jabez Barker makes report to the meeting

 

that they have made Inquiry into ye Clearness and Conversation

 

of Wm Sanford and find nothing to hinder his proceedings in his

 

Intended Marriag wth Rebekah Howland

 

And William Sanford and Rebeckah Howland appeared at

 

this meeting and desired their answer in relation to their

 

taking each other in marriage and their answer was

 

that they might proceed to take each other in marriage

 

observing the good order of truth in ye performance thereof

 

and Jabez Barker and John Howland are appointed to

 

See their marriage Solemnized in the abovesd order and

 

make return to the next monthly meeting

 

And Whereas Humphry Smith and his wife doth refuse

 

or neglect to take up with friends judgment in readin their

 

acknowledgment it is the mind of this meeting that judgment

 

must go forth against them if the will persist in it and

 

John Howland and Joseph Tucker are appointed to [let]

 

them know the mind of ye meeting and bring in their

 

account to the next monthly meeting

 

and Concerning ye deed of Accushnot meeting House land

 

it is refered to ye next monthly Meeting

 

And ye Matter Concerning Peter Allen is refered to

 

the next monthly meeting

 

And this meeting appoints Eliashib Smith and Isaac Smith

 

to make up accompts with wi the Tresurer in ye

 

Meetings behalf

 

And John Whitely not taking up with friends judgment

 

between him and his wives children this meeting appo[i]n[t]

 

John Russell and George Soule to let him know that if

 

he doth persist in it friends must proceed to deny him

 

and bring in their account to ye next monthly meeting

 

And Adam Mott is appointed to pay to Isaac Smith £2=25s=00[d]

 

for Recording the Monthly Meeting Munits [minutes]

 

And Whereas William Russell the son of Joseph Russell Jur

 

hath gone out of the way and Married (one that is not a believer

 

in friends Principles) out of the good order of truth for

 

which disorderly proceedings friends are concerned to give

 

forth a Testimony against him and Joh[n] Tucker and

 

Isaac Smith are appointed to draw up his Condemnation

 

And present it to ye next Monthly Meeting

 

10 m: }

1732:

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

House in Dartmouth the 18th day of ye 10th Month 1732

 

Dartmouth meeting Called James Barker and Joseph

 

Tucker present

 

Rochester meeting called Elisha Wing present

 

Jabez Barker and Joh[n] Howland gives this meeting

 

an account that ye marriage of William Sanford and

 

Rebeckah Howland Was Solemnized in ye Good order

 

of truth according to the best of their observation

 

Richard Craw and Joanna Shearman did Signify

 

to this meeting that they have an intention of

 

taking each other in marriage and are desired to wait

 

until the next monthly meeting for their answer

 

And William Willcox [Wilcox] and Dorothy Allen did lay their

 

intentions of taking each other in marriage before this

 

meeting and were desired to wait til ye next monthly

 

meeting for their answer and Thomas Smith and

 

George Soule ar[e] appointed to inquire into ye young

 

mans Clearness Respecting marriage and Conversation

 

and make return to ye next monthly meeting

 

And Jabez Barker and John Russell are appointed

 

to se into Richard Craws Clearness on ye Same account

 

and accordingly to make return

 

Eliashib Smith and Isaac Smith have made up this meetings

 

accompts wth ye Tresurer and we find by their account

 

that he hath disbu[r]sted £2=11s=1d of his own mony upon the

 

ye meetings accounts and no mony in ye Stock

 

And Joseph Russell Tucker gives this meeting an account

 

that he hath let Humphry Smith know the mind of the

 

Meeting and the Sd Humphry Smith doth Condecend to take

 

up with the Meetings advice in reading his acknowledgment

 

or to git Some body to do it according to ye meetings Judgment

 

and desires ye meeting to allow him two months’ time to do it in

 

which this meeting agreas to

 

There was Collected at this meeting 3 pounds 5 Shillings and 6d

 

And whereas Peter Allen hath owned before Severall

 

Witnesses that he was falce in denying that which he was

 

Charged wth by Content Smith it is ye Judgment Mind of this

 

meeting that Judgment should go forth against boath him

 

and ye sd Content Smith and Jabez Barker and Isaac Smith

 

are appointed to draw up their Condemnation and bring

 

it to ye next monthly meeting in order to be signed

 

And the friends that was chose to Speak wth John Whitely

 

gives this meeting an account that they have let

 

him know ye meetings mind and he doth Still refuse to

 

take up with friends Judgment. Therefore it is ye mind

 

of this Meeti[ng] that the Sd JOHN WHITELy should

 

not be reckned as one under ye care of this meeting.

 

until he Shall make Sattisfaction to ye monthly meeting

 

And Adam Mott hath paid two pounds five Shillings

 

to Isaac Smith according to ye ord^er of ye last monthly meeting

 

John Tucker Elisha Wing and Thomas Smith are appointed

 

to attend^ed the Quarterly meeting next and to draw

 

an Epistle to ye Same

 

John Tucker and Isaac Smith hath drawn up Wm Russells

 

Condemnation which this meeting doth approve of

 

and John Tucker hath Signed it by order of this meeting

 

and John Tucker is appointed to read the Same or cause it

 

to be read at Aponaganset meeting House on a first day at

 

the end of ye meeting for worship between this and the next

 

Monthly meeting

 

And Joseph Tucker and Abraham Tucker are appointed

 

to overse ye meeting House for the year Ensuing

 

And Adam Mott hath taken 2 pounds Eleven Shillings

 

and a penny by the meetings order out of ye Collection being

 

What was due to him for mony that he had disbu[r]sted of his

 

own upon the meetings account

 

And Benjamin Shearman hath lent this meeting the

 

Sum of two pounds and ten Shillings

 

And this meeting orders Adam Mott to pay 3 pounds

 

to Joseph Tucker and Abraham Tucker for halfe a

 

keeping ye meeting house halfe a year wch is done

 

No business from Rochester

 

11 Mo }

1732/3

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting house

in Dartmouth the 15th day of ye 11 month 1732/3

 

Dartmouth meeting Called James Barker and Isaac

 

Howland present

 

Rochester meeting Called and none appeared

 

John Russell and Jabez Barker gives this meeting

 

an account that they have made Inquiry into Richard

 

Craws Clearness respecting marriage and conversation

 

and find nothing to hinder his Intended marriage

 

And Thomas Smith and George Soule also gives this meet

 

ing an account that they have made inquiry into

 

William Willcox [Wilcox]es Clearness and find nothing to hinder

 

his intended marriage

 

And Richard Craw and Joanna Shearman appeared

 

at this meeting desireing their answer in relation

 

to their taking each other in marriage and their answer

 

was that they might proceed to take each other in

 

Marriage in Some Convenient time between this and

 

the next monthly meeting observing ye Good order of

 

Truth in the performance thereof and Jabez Barker

 

and John Russell are appointed to see their marriage

 

Sollemnized and make return to ye next monthly meeting

 

And William Willcox [Wilcox] and Dorothy Allen appeared at

 

this meeting desiring their answer and their answer

 

was that they might proceed to take each other in

 

marriage in Some Convenient time between this and

 

the next monthly meeting observing the good order

 

Truth in that affair and Joseph Russell Jur and John

 

Howland are appointed to See their marriage Consu

 

mated and make return to ye next monthly meeting

 

And Ichabod Kirby Son of Robert Kirby and Rachel Allen

 

daughter of Joseph Allen did lay their intentions of taking each

 

other in marriage before this meeting and are desired to

 

wait til ye next monthly meeting for their answer

 

and John Russell and George Soule are appointed

 

to inquire into ye young mans clearness respecting

 

marrige and Conversation and make return to the next

 

monthly meeting

 

And William Russells Condemnation hath been read

 

according to ye order of ye last monthly meeting

 

and is as followeth

 

Whereas William Russell the Son of Joseph Russell Jur

 

of Dartmouth in the county of Bristol in the Province

 

of ye Massachuset[t]s Bay in New England – –

 

hath ^from his childhood been Educated amongst friends his father and mother

 

being both of the people called Quakers yet hath in Slight

 

of friends and the good advice and Counsel by them

 

given to him and also contrary to his father and

 

mothers consent proceeded in marriage out of the good

 

order Established among Friends with one that is of another

 

perswation which disorderly proceeding is not only

 

Contrary to our orders but contrary to ye Scriptures

 

of Truth wher the Apostle adviseth the Believers

 

not to be unequally yoaked with unbelievers

 

which disorderly proceeding hath been a great grief

 

and trouble to his parents and to all sincere friends

 

that are Concerned for his good

 

And for the clear of Truth and that all may know

 

that we have no unity with Such Obstinate disorder

 

and mixt marriages we can do no less than give

 

this forth as a publick Testimony against him the sd

 

William Russell Denying him to be one of us ye people

 

Called Quakers truly desiring that he may return

 

and find mercy with God Tenderly advising all young

 

peple (viz) Friends Children to beware of giving

 

way to ye inducements of Satan lest they be led forth to scorn

 

friends and the Testimony of ye blessed truth as it hath been

 

delivered through great tribulations

 

Even to the sealing of ye it with the Blood of many faithful

 

Witnesses: Surely we will be the portion of those can so

 

Slightily trample upon it and ^to those by whome the Testimony

 

of ye Blessed Truth may fall in the Streets by any perticular

 

Unless by true and unfeigned repentance to God

 

which that every disorderly and disobedient one may do

 

is our Sincere desire

 

Given forth at our monthly meeting of friends held

 

at our meeting House in Dartmouth the 18th of the

 

10th month 1732

 

And Signe by order and in behalfe of sd Meeting by

     

John Tucker Clerk

 

And Jabez Barker and Isaac Smith hath drawn up

 

Peter Allen and Content Smiths Condemnation which is approved

 

and John Tucker hath Signed it in behalf of ye meeting

 

and is also appointed to read it or cause it to be read at

 

Ap[p]onaganset meeting house at the end of ye meeting

 

for worship on a first day between this and ye next monthly meeting

 

And the friends that were appointed to attend.

 

the Quarterly meeting have done it and drawn

 

an Epistle to the Same as ordered and the Epistle

 

from the Quarterly meeting was read at this

 

Meeting and well accepted

 

And this meeting hath received forty Shillings of the

 

women and paid it to Benjamin Shearman for

 

a part of what the monthly meeting borrowed of him

 

12 m }

1732/3

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

House in Dartmouth the 19th day of ye 12th month 1732/3

 

Dartmouth meeting called John Howland present

 

Rochester meeting Called John Wing present

 

John Russell and Jabez Barker makes report to this

 

meeting that Richard Craw and Joanna Shearmans

 

marriage was consumated in good order as according to

 

their observation

 

Joseph Russell jur and John Howland gives this meeting

 

an account that they was at the marriag of William

 

Willcox [Wilcox] and Dorothy Allen and Saw nothing but that

 

it was performed in good order

 

John Russell and George Soule makes report to this

 

meeting that they have made inquiry into the Clearness

 

and Conversation of Ichabod Kirby and find nothing to

 

hinder his proceedings in his intended marriage wth Rachel Allen

 

And Ichabod Kirby and Rachel Allen appeared at this

 

Meeting desiring their answer in relation to their taking

 

each other in marriage and their answer was that they

 

might proceed to take eacher [sic] in marriage in the good

 

order of Truth in Some Convenient time between this

 

and the next monthly meeting and John Russell and

 

George Soule are appointed to See their marriage

 

Solemnized as aforesd and make re[t]urn to ye next monthly

 

Meeting.

 

And Peter Allen and Content Smiths Condemnation

 

hath been read and is as followeth.

 

Whereas Peter Allen of Dartmouth Son of Zechariah [Zachariah]

 

Allen deceased and Content Smith Daughter of Judah Smith

 

of Dartmouth aforesd having given way to the Temptations

 

of Satan and have fallen into ye Sin of fornication

 

as appears by the sd Content Smith having a bastard

 

Child and he the sd Peter Allen owning the child to

 

be his he the sd Peter Allen having for Some time

 

made Pr[o]fession of the Truth with us the people called

 

Quakers and She ye Sd Content Smith having been

 

Educated amongst us her father and mother being

 

both of us ye People called Quakers: which

 

Wicked action is to ye dishonour of God and a reproach

 

of the blessed Truth they made profession off.

 

We are Concerned therefore to give this forth as

 

a publick Testimony against Such Scandelus

 

practices and do disown the sd Peter Allen and

 

Content Smith to be in unity with us the people

 

Called Quakers truly desiring that if it be ye will of

 

God that they may come to unfeigned Repentance

 

and find mercy.

 

Given forth at our monthly meeting of friends

 

held in Dartmouth the 15th day ye 11th month 1732/3

 

And Signed by order and in the behalfe of

 

sd Meeting by

     

John Tucker Clerk

 

John Lapham jnr hath Signified to this meeting that

 

he hath a mind to Remove with his family to Smith

 

field in Rhoad Island Colony to Live and Desires a few

 

lines by way of Certificate Friends Concurrance

 

in that affair and John Russell Jabez Barker and

 

George Soule are appointed to See into his surcumstances

 

in the matter and make return to ye next monthly

 

Meeting: and the next preparitive and monthly Meeting

 

are adjourned one week longer than the usual Course

 

by reason of Sandwich yearly meeting

 

1 mo }

1733

At a monthly Meeting of friends held at our

Meeting House in Dartmouth on the 26th Day of ye

 

first month 1733 Dartmouth meeting called Adam

 

Mott and Isaac Howland present

 

Rochester meeting Called and none appeared

 

There was Collected at this Meeting for ye use of

 

Friends – – £01 - 08s - 00[d]

 

Edward Wing Son of John Wing deceasd and Rebekah

 

Slocum did lay their intentions of taking each other

 

in marriage before this meeting and were desired

 

to wait until ye next monthly meeting for their answer;

 

And John Tucker Adam Mott and John Russell are

 

appointed to See how things are like to be Setled

 

and whither the widows children are like to be

 

wronged by their mothers marrying.

 

John Russell and George Soule makes report to this

 

meeting that they were at the Marriage of Ichabod

 

Kirby and Rachel Allen and Saw nothing but that

 

it was decently Carried on

 

The friends that wer appointed to See into John Laphams

 

Sircumstances relating to his removing to Smith

 

field to live gives this meeting an account that

 

they find nothing but things are Clear and that he is

 

like to remove in good order. and this meeting

 

appoints ye Same friends to draw up a few lines by

 

way of Certificate to ye monthly meeting at Smithfield

 

of him and his wifes unity with friends here

 

And this meeting hath paid Benjamin Shearman

 

the mony that they borrowed of him

 

The Visiters of Ap[p]onagansett Village have given this meeting

 

an account of their Service in the visiting the families of friends

 

John Tucker Adam Mott John Howland and Joseph Tucker

 

are appointed to attend ye Quarterly Meeting next and

 

to Draw an Epistle to ye Same

 

And Humphry Smith hath Complied with ye meetings judgmen[t]

 

in reading his paper of acknowledgment of his and his wifes

 

outgoings

 

And Jabez Barker and James Shearman are Chosen to

 

assist ye Women in drawing up Mary Smith Condem

 

nation for her disorderly marriage and present it to the

 

next monthly meeting in order to be Signed

 

2 m }

1733

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

House in Dartmouth on the 16th day of the 2d month1733

 

Dartmouth meeting Called John Russell and Thomas Smith

 

present: Rochester meeting Called and none appeared

 

Edward Wing and Rebeckah Slocum not appearin for

 

their answer it is refered to ye next monthly meeting

 

Joh[n] Tucker Adam Mott and John Howland have attended the

 

Quarterly meeting and Drawn an Epistle to the Same

 

Jabez Barker is appointed to read Mary Goddards Condem

 

nation at a monthly meeting befor ye men and women part[?]

 

The Quarterly meeting Epistle was read at this

 

Meeting an[d] kindly accepted

 

3 m }

1733

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

House in Dartmouth the 21 day of the 3 month 1733

 

Dartmouth meeting Called James Barker and Adam Mott

 

present Rochester meeting Called and none apeared

 

and Edward Wing not appearing at this meeting for his answer

 

it is refered to ye next monthly meeting

 

and Jabez Barker is appointed to read Mary Goddards Condem

 

nation at the next monthly meeting befor ye men and

 

Wom[en] part

 

4 m }

1733

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

House in Dartmouth the 18th day of the 4th month 1733

 

The Severall meetings thereto belonging called upon

 

for Dartmouth Adam Mott and Thomas Smith present

 

for Rochester Savory Clifton present

 

There was Collected this meeting for ye use of friends :1-17-04

 

Jabez Barker hath read Mary Goddards Condemnation

 

as appointed and is as followeth

 

Whereas Mary Smith daughter of D[e]liverance Smith

 

Late of Dartmouth deceased and Mary his wife hath had

 

her Education amongst the people Called Quakers her

 

father and mother were both of sd people notwithstand

 

ing she hath of late gone and married out of ye order of

 

sd people though She hath been advised to ye Contrary

 

by her mother and other friends Concerned therefore

 

this meeting is concerned to give this forth as a Testimony

 

against such disorderly proceedings and do deny the sd

 

Mary now Wife of John Goddard to be one in unity with

 

us the people Called Quakers desireing that if it be the

 

Will of ye Lord she may Come to a Sight of her outgoings

 

And find mercy with the Lord

 

Signed by order and in behalfe of the monthly meeting

 

held at Dartmouth on the 15th of ye 2d month 1733

 

by

John Tucker Clerk

 

Edward Wing and Rebeckah Slocum appeared at this

 

Meeting desiring their answer in relation to their taking

 

each other in marriage and things being enquired

 

into and nothing appearing to hinder they had their

 

answer that they might proceed to take each other

 

in marriage in ye Good order of Truth in Some Convenient

 

time between this and the next monthly meeting

 

And Henry Tucker and Adam Mott were appointed to

 

See their marriage Consumated in the abovesd order

 

and make return to the next monthly meeting

 

the visiters Chose for this year are for Acushnot

 

Benjamin Allen and Joseph Russell jur and for

 

Ap[p]onagansett John Tucker John Howland and

 

James Barker and for Acoaksett Wm Wood Joseph Tripp [carryover line]

 

and Jonathan Wood

 

Nicholas Davis John Tucker and Adam Mott are appoin

 

ted to attend ye Quarterly meeting next and to draw

 

an Epistle to ye Same

 

Our Dear Friends Mungo Benley [Beuley?] and Samuel Stephens

 

from Ireland were here and ther Certificates was

 

read to ye good Sattifaction of this meeting

 

and this meeting orders Adam Mott to pay to the overseers of

 

ye Meeting House the Sum 3 pounds for halfe a years

 

keeping ye meeting House

 

5 m }

1733

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting House

in Dartmouth the 16th day of the 5th 1733

 

Dartmouth meeting Called John Howland and James Barker

 

present Rochester meeting Called and none appeared

 

Henry Tucker and Adam Mott makes report to this meeting

 

that they was at Edward Wing and Rebeckah Slocums marriage

 

and saw nothing but that it was performed in good order

 

The friends that were appointed to attend ye Quarterly

 

meeting have attended it and drawn an account to the

 

Same according to order

 

And ye Quarterly meeting Epistle was read at this meeting

 

and well accepted

 

6 m }

1733

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

House in Dartmouth the 20th day of ye 6th month 1733

 

The severall meetings thereto belonging Called upon for

 

Dartmouth Eliashib Smith and John Howland present

 

Rochester meeting Called and none appeared

 

The visiters of Acoakset have given in an account to

 

this meeting that they have in a generall way visited the

 

families of friends under their care and that they had

 

Good Sattisfaction in their visits and that Truth prevales

 

with some to a good degree

 

and this meeting is adjourned until this day 2 weeks

 

This meeting being meet according to adjournment

 

this 3d day of the 7th month 1733 and no business presented

 

7 mo }

1733

At a monthly meeting held at our meeting House

in Dartmouth on the 17th day of ye 7th month 1733:

 

The several meetings thereto belonging called upon

 

for Dartmouth Adam Mott and Joseph Russell jur present

 

For Rochester Stephen Wing present

 

There was Collected at this meeting 11 pounds two shillings

 

and 8 pence whereof 10 pounds to pay the doctor for

 

what he hath done for Thomas Cezer and the rest to

 

be disbu[r]sted to Supply the necesity of ye: sd Cezar the

 

mony being put into James Barkers Abraham Tuckers

 

hands who with James Barker are chose to se into his and

 

his families affairs and to Supply their necesity as need

 

Shall require and to bring their accounts to ye monthly meeting

 

Joseph Benson the son of Joseph Benson of Rochester

 

and Experience Barlow daughter of Shubal Barlow

 

of Rochester aforesd did lay their intentions of taking

 

each other in marriage before this meeting and were

 

desired to wait til ye next monthly meeting for their

 

answer and Savory Clifton and Stephen Wing are appointed

 

to inspect into ye young mans Clearness respecting

 

marriage and Conversation and make return to the

 

next monthly meeting

 

And Josep[h] Lapham hath Signified to this meeting that

 

he desires a few lines by way of Certificate to the monthly

 

meeting in Smithfield and this and meeting appoints

 

John Russell and George Soul [Soule] to draw up one Relating to

 

his Clearness Respecting Marriage and Conversation

 

and bring it to the next monthly meeting

 

And James Barker and Joseph Tucker are chose to

 

be assistants with John Tucker to have the oversight

 

of Testimonies

 

And John Tucker Joseph Russell jur and James Barker

 

are Chose to attend ye Quarterly meeting next

 

and to draw an Epistle to ye Same

 

and our Collection for to Supply ye Stock is refered

 

to the next monthly meeting

 

And this meeting is adjourned until ye first 6 day in ye next ^month

 

This meeting being met according to adjournment

 

this 5th day of the 8 month 1733

 

The visiters of Aponganset hath given in their account

 

that they have visited the most part of ye families

 

of friends under their care and that for as far as

 

they went they found things pretty well

 

and the visiters of Acuchnot have done nothing this

 

Quarter as to that service

 

And from Rochester we have receiv,d no account

 

8 m }

1733

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

House in Dartmouth the 8th month 1733

 

Dartmouth meeting called Adam Mott present

 

Rochester Meeting Called Savory Clifton present

 

Savory Clifton and Stephen Wing makes report to this

 

meeting that they have made inquiry into Joseph Bensons

 

Clearness Respecting marriage and Conversation

 

And find nothing to hinder his proceedings in his inte[n]ded marriage

 

and Joseph Benson and Experience Barlow appeared at this

 

meeting desireing their answer in relation to their taking

 

each other in marriage and they had their answer that

 

they might proceed to take each other in marriage in the

 

good order of truth in Some convenient time between this

 

and ye next monthly meeting and Savory Clifton and

 

Stephen Wing are appointed to See their marriage

 

Sollemnized and make return to ye next monthly meeting

 

There was a Certificate drawn up and presented to this

 

meeting for Joseph Lapham and John Tucker hath Signed

 

it by order and in the behalfe of this meeting

 

And John Tucker and Joseph Russell jur hath attended

 

the Quarterly meeting and drawn an Epistle to ye Same

 

And Whereas Henry Tucker the Son of Henry Tucker

 

Having been out of order in divers respects and much

 

Labour hath been bestowed upon him in love to Endeavour

 

to a Sight of his outgoings but he doth still seem to persist

 

and make no acknowledgment to friends Sattisfaction

 

This meetings Therefore thinks best to draw a Condemnation

 

against him and John Tucker and Isaac Smith are

 

appointed to draw it up and bring it to the next month-

 

ly meeting in order to be signed

 

There was Collected at this meeting for ye use of friends £1-14s-11d

 

And Whereas Mary Merihew [Merrihew] daughter of Josiah Merihew [Merrihew]

 

hath gone out of ye order established amongst friends and

 

married one that is not a friend Contrary to the abovesd

 

good order and to ye advice of friends that laboured with

 

her to perswade her to ye contrary this meeting

 

therefore thinks fit to draw up a Condemnation

 

against her and John Tucker and Isaac Smith are

 

appointed to draw it and bring it to the next month

 

ly meeting in order to be signed

 

9 m }

1733

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

House in Dartmouth the 19th of ye 9th month1733:

 

Dartmouth meeting called James Barker and John Howland

 

present: Rochester meeting called Stephen Wing present

 

Stephen Wing gives this meeting an account that Joseph

 

Benson and Experience Barlows marriage was performed

 

in good order.

 

The friends that were appointed to draw up Henry Tucker

 

jur his Condemnation have done it and this meeting doth

 

approve of it and John Tucker hath signed it by order and

 

in behalfe of this meeting

 

And Jabez Barker is appointed to read it on a first day at

 

the end of ye meeting for Worship between this and the next

 

monthly meeting at Aponaganset meeting House

 

And Mary Merihew [Merrihew] ^now Kirbys Condemnation was presented to this

 

meeting and is approved by the meeting and Jabez Barker

 

hath read it in this meeting and is as followeth

 

Whereas Mary Merihew [Merrihew] Daughter of Josiah Merihew [Merrihew]

 

of Dartmouth in ye County of Bristol in the province of

 

the Massachuset[t]s Bay in New England hath had her Education

 

among friends the People called Quakers but for want of

 

keeping to ye Spirit of Truth and her Education hath joyned

 

her Selfe in marriage with one that is not under our

 

Care and is also under a Skandalus report of being

 

father to a Bastard Child:

 

Although She hath been Laboured with in order to per-

 

swade her to the Contrary by friends that wished her well

 

but She hath still Slighted their advice and Counsel

 

to the trouble of Honest friends we are therefore Concer

 

ned to give this forth as a Testimony against Such disorder

 

ly proceedings and do denie the sd Mary now wife ^of Richard

 

Kirby to be one in Unity with us ye people Called Quakers

 

Desireing that if it be ye will of God She may through

 

unfeigned Repentance Come to See her outgoings

 

and find Mercy. Given for[th] at our monthly Meeting

 

held at our meeting House in Dartmouth the 19th day

 

of the 9th month 1733 and Signed by order and in

 

behalfe of Sd meeting by – – John Tucker Clerk

 

And Holder Slocum desires a Certificate of his

 

Clearness respecting marriage and Conversation

 

and John Russell and Jabez Barker are appointed

 

to inquire into ye matter and draw up one if think

 

fit and make return to ye next monthly meeting

 

10 m }

1733

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our

meeting House in Dartmouth the 17th day of ye 10th m: 1733

 

The Severall meetings thereto belonging called upon

 

for Dartmouth Thomas Smith and Adam Mott present

 

For Rochester none appeared

 

There was Collecte[d] at this meeting for ye use of friends £2-00s-00d

 

and Jabez Barker hath read Henry Tucker Condenation

 

Which is as followeth

 

Whereas Henry Tucker ^Son of Henry Tucker and Phebe his wife of Dartmouth

 

in the County of Bristol in ye Province of ye Massachuset[t]s Bay

 

in New England hath had his Education among Friends but for

 

want of keeping to the Spirit of Truth and ye Good order

 

Established among friends hath gone from his Education and

 

let him selfe into a Liberty that is not agreable to our

 

Holy Profession in wearing divers sorts of Perriwiggs and

 

his hat set up on three sides like the vain Custom of ye World

 

and also Speaking of words not agreable to our profession

 

And for these his outgoings he hath been laboured with and

 

Advised to Condemn and forsake the Same but he hath not

 

done it to ye Sattisfaction of ye monthly meeting but Still

 

goes on in his vain Conversation to the grief of the

 

Sincere hearted among us Therefore for the Clearing of

 

Truth of Such Reproachful things we are Concerned to

 

give this forth as a publick Testimony Condemnation

 

against him ye sd Henry Tucker denying him to be one

 

in Unity with us the People called Quakers Sincerely

 

desiring that if it may be ye will of God that he may Come

 

to a Sence of his outgoings and by unfeigned Repentance

 

find mercy with the Lord

 

Given forth at our monthly meeting Held in Dartmouth

 

the 19th day of ye 9th month 1733

 

And Signed in the behalfe of Said meeti[ng] by

     

John Tucker Clerk

 

Henry Hedly [Hedley] son of John Hedly [Hedley] deceasd and Rachel Shearman

 

daughte[r] of Daniel Shearman deceasd did lay their intentions

 

of taking each other in marriage before this meeting

 

and were desired to wait until the next monthly meeting

 

for their answer and Thomas Smith and Joseph Russell jur

 

are appointed to make inquiry into his clearness

 

Respecting marriage and Conversation and make

 

return to ye next monthly meeting

 

And whereas ye Roof of the meeting House being grown Leaky

 

it is concluded by this meeting that John Howland

 

And John Shepherd should be the undertakers to procure the

 

Shingles and to Do ye Work so as to have it finished by the

 

Latter end of ye next summer

 

The friends that were appointed to draw up a Certificate

 

for Holder Slocum have done it and John Tucker hath

 

Signed it by order of this meeting

 

John Tucker Nicholas Davis and Thomas Smith are appointed

 

to attend ye Quarterly Meeting next and draw an Epistle

 

to the Same

 

And Joseph Tucker and Abraham Tucker are appointed

 

to oversee ye meeting House for the year insuing

 

and Adam Mott hath paid three pounds to ye overseers

 

for keeping ye meeting house halfe a year.

 

11 m }

1733/4

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

house in Dartmouth the 21 day of ye 11 month 1733/4

 

Dartmouth meeting Called Jabez Barker and Adam

 

Mott present. Rochester meeting Called John Wing present

 

Thomas Smith and Joseph Russell jur makes report to

 

this meeting that they have mad[e] inquiry into Henry

 

Hedlys [Hedleys] Clearness respecting marriage and Conversation

 

and find nothing to hinder his proceedings in his intended

 

marriage with Rachel Shearman.

 

And Henry Hedly [Hedley] and Rachel Shearman appeared at

 

this meeting desiring their answer in relation to their

 

taking each other in marriage and they had their answer

 

that they might proceed to take each other in marriage

 

in the Good order of Truth in Some Convenient time

 

between this and ye next monthly meeting and Thomas Smith

 

and Joseph Russell Jur are appointed to See their marriage

 

Consumated and make return to ye next monthly meeting

 

And Thomas Smith hath attended ye Quarterly meeting and

 

drawn an Epistle to the Same

 

And ye Quarterly meeting Epistle was read at this meeting

 

and kindly accepted     No business from Rochester

 

12 m }

1733/4

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

House in Dartmouth the 18th day of ye 12th month 1733/4

 

Dartmouth meeting called Adam Mott and John Howland

 

Rochester meeting called Savory Clifton and John Wing present

 

Joseph Russell Jur and Thomas Smith gives this meeting an account

 

that the marriage of Henry Hedly [Hedley] and Rachel Shearman was

 

performed in ye Good order of truth as far the [they?] Saw

 

Benjamin Wing the Son of John Wing and Mary Hilliar [Hiller?] daughter

 

of Jabez Hilliar [Hiller?] both of Rochester have laid their intentions

 

of taking each other in marriage before this meeting and

 

were desired to wait til ye next monthly meeting for their

 

answer and Savory Clifton and Stephen Wing are appointed

 

to Inquire into ye young mans Clearness respecting marriage

 

and Conversation and make return to ye next monthly meeting

 

And Whereas Caleb Russell son of Joseph Russell jur hath

 

Signified that he intends marriage with Rebekah Borden

 

of Tiverton and desires a Certificate of his Clearness

 

Respecting marriage and Conversation and Nicholas Davis

 

and Benjamin Allen are appointed to make inquiry and

 

and to draw one if they find things clear and present it

 

to ye next monthly meeting in order to be Signed

 

And John Tucker and James Barker are appointed

 

by this meeting to take Care and do their endeaver as

 

far as may be Consistunt with Truth that no disorderly

 

person or any that may come with an evil eye do not

 

sit in our meetings of Discipline

 

And Whereas Peleg Slocum deceasd hath as we understand

 

Given ten pounds to the use of our monthly meeting

 

this meeting appoints John Tucker to git the mony and

 

bring it to the monthly meeting and this meeting adjourns

 

the monthly meeting next to the fourth day of ye week

 

following the second day as it used to be on by Course

 

1 m }

1734

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

House in Dartmouth the 20th day of the first month 1734

 

The Severall meetings thereto belonging Called upon

 

for Dartmouth Thomas Smith and James Barker present

 

For Rochester John Wing present

 

The friend that were to see into Benjamin Wings Clearness

 

have Signified that they have done it and find nothing to

 

hinder his proceedings in his intended marriage

 

And Benjamin Wing and Mary Hillier appeard at this

 

meeting desireing an answer in relation to their taking

 

each other in marriage and their answer was that

 

that they might proceed to take each other in marriage

 

in Some Convenenient time between this and the next

 

monthly meeting in the good order of truth and

 

Joseph Taber and Savory Clifton are appointed to see

 

their marriage Solemnized in ye above sd order and make

 

return to the next monthly meeting

 

The friends that were appointed to draw up a Certificate

 

for Caleb Russell have done it and John Tucker hath

 

signed it in behalfe of ye meeting

 

There was Collected at this meeting for ye use of friends 2£-09s=06d

 

The friends appointed to attend ye Quarterly meeting

 

are John Tucker Elisha Wing and Adam Mott

 

The Visiters of Accoakset hath given in their account

 

to this meeting that they have visited the families of

 

friends belonging to their care and that their visits

 

was taken kindly and in Some families where things

 

was out of order they Laboured with them in Love

 

that they might do better

 

And the visiters of of Rochester have given in

 

their account to this meeting of their visiting friends

 

families belonging to their care

 

and this meeting is adjourned until the 4th day of

 

the week that the Quarterly meeting is on

 

The visitors of Cushnot vilage hav

 

This meeting being mett according to adjournment

 

this 10th day of ye 2d month 1734

 

The visiters of Acushnot village have given in their

 

account of their Service in that affair

 

And the visiters of Aponaganset gives no account

 

2 m:

1734

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

House in Dartmouth the 15:th day of ye 2d month 1734

 

Dartmouth meeting called William Wood and Jabez Barker

 

present from Rochester none appeared

 

There was an account sent from Rochester that the

 

marriage between Benjamin Wing and Mary Hilliar was

 

accomplished in the Good order of Truth

 

John Tucker and Adam Mott hath attended ye Quarterly

 

Meeting and drawn an Epistle to ye Same

 

and ye Epistle from ye Quarterly meeting was read at this

 

Meeting and kindly accepted

 

3m:

1734

At a Monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting House

in Dartmouth the 20:th day of ye 3:d month 1734

 

The Severall meetings thereto belonging called upon for

 

Dartmouth William Wood and Adam Mott present

 

From Rochester Elisha Wing present

 

Our Friend Zachariah Nikson of North Carolina was at

 

this meeting and his Certificate was read to friends Satisfaction3

 

And the next preparitive and monthly meeting are

 

adjourned one week longer than they are by Cource by

 

reason of ye yearly meeting

 

4 m:

1734

At a monthly meeting of friends hed at our meeting House

in Dartmouth the 24:th day of ye 4:th month 1734

 

The Severall meetings thereto belonging Called upon for

 

Dartmouth James Barker and Adam Mott preesent

 

for Rochester none appeared

 

There was Collected at this meeting £1-15s =06d

 

and this meeting orders Adam Mott to pay to the overseers

 

of ye meeting house 2 pounds out of ye Stock which with

 

twenty Shillings that was paid in by the wome makes

 

3 pounds that was owe for halfe a years keeping ye meeting

 

House Which is done

 

And whereas Ellen Taber Daughter of Joseph Taber

 

hath gone out of ye good order Established among friends

 

and married to one that is not a friend this meeting

 

having Considered the matter it is refered to ye next

 

monthly meeting for further Consideration

 

The visiters chosen for this year are for Aponaganset

 

John Tucker James Barker John Howlan and Adam Mott

 

and for Accushnot Benjamin Allen and Joseph Russell Ju

 

and for Accoakset Joseph Tripp and Jonathan Wood

 

and ye choice of visiters for Rochester is refered to

 

the next monthly meeting

 

And we have an account that Susanna Smith is

 

gone out of the good order of friends and married to

 

one that is her near kinsman which is refered to

 

the Consideration of the next monthly meeting

 

And John Tucker Adam Mott and Joseph Russell Jur

 

are appointed to attend the Quarterly meeting next

 

and to Draw an Epistle to ye Same

 

And the matter Concerning Ellen Taber is refered

 

to ye next monthly meeting

 

And Whereas there was no Friends from Rochester

 

at this meeting this meeting orders John Tucker

 

and Adam Mott to write to Rochester preparitive

 

meeting that they attend the next monthly meeting4

 

5th mo:

1734

At a monthly Meeting of friends held at our

meeting House in Dartmouth ye 15:th day of ye 5th m: 1734

 

Dartmouth meeting Called John Howland and Joseph

 

Tucker present Rochester Meeting Called and none present

 

James Green the Son of Jabez Green of Warwick

 

in the Colony of Rhoad Island and Hannah Tucker

 

the Daughter of Abraham Tucker deceased did lay

 

their intentions of taking each other in Marriage

 

before this meeting and were desired to wait til the

 

next monthly meeting for their answer

 

And William Lake and Joanna Butler Did lay their

 

intentions of taking each other in marriage before

 

this meeting and were desired to wait til the next

 

monthly meeting for their answer and John Howland

 

and Jabez Barker are appointed to make Enquiry into

 

the young mans Clearness respecting marriage and

 

Conversation and make return to the next monthly

 

Meeting

 

And the matter Concerning Ellen Taber is refered

 

to ye next monthly meeting and whereas there was

 

no friends from Rochester at this meeting this meeting

 

orders John Tucker and Adam Mott to write to

 

Rochester Preparitive meeting that they attend

 

the next monthly meeting

 

In order to give an account who it may be propper to Chuse

 

visiters for Rochester

 

And the Matter Concerning Susanna Smith is refered to

 

the next monthly meeting

 

And John Tucker and Joseph Russell hath attended the

 

Quarterly Meeting and Drawn an Epistle to the Same

 

And this meeting hath received of Holder Slocum the

 

Sum of 10 pounds Which Was Given to the meeting by his

 

father Peleg Slocum in his Last Will and Testament

 

Which Was paid by order of the meeting to Joseph Taber

 

for Shingles

 

6 mo

1734

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting

House in Dartmouth the 19th day of the 6th mouth 1734

 

The Severall meetings thereto belonging Called upon

 

for Dartmouth Tho: Smith and Joseph Tucker present

 

for Rochester Savory Clifton present

 

The friends that were appointed to Enquire into William

 

Lakes Clearness make report that they have inspect

 

=ed into the matter and find nothing to hinder his

 

intended marriage

 

and James Green and Hannah Tucker appeared

 

at this meeting Desiring an answer in relation to

 

their taking each other in marriage 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 the good order of truth in

 

the performance thereof and John Russell and Adam

 

Mott are appointed to See their marriage Consummated

 

into Good order and make return to ye next Monthly meeting

 

And Wm Lake and Joanna Butler appeared at this

 

Meeting Desiring their answer in relation to their

 

taking each other in marriage and their answer

 

was that they might proced to take each other in

 

Marriage in Some Convenient time between this and

 

the next monthly meeting in the Good order of truth

 

and John Howland are appointed to to See their marriage

 

Solemnized in Sd order and make return to the

 

next monthly meeting

 

And William Ricketson was at this meeting and the

 

Meeting having agetated matters with him Concerning

 

his Sons wearing a periwig and the Disorderly marriage

 

of his Daughter he desires some further time to Consider

 

of it and so it is refered to the next monthly meeting

 

And there was a condemnation Signed at this meeting

 

by John Tucker in the behalfe of ye meeting against

 

Alice Smith for commiting fornication

 

and John Tucker is appointed to read it or git Some

 

body to read it on a first day at the end of ye meeting of

 

Worship between this and the next monthly meeting

 

and John Tucker is appointed to Draw up a Condem=

 

nation against Susanna Smith for her Disorderly

 

marriage and also another against Ellen Taber for

 

the like offence and bring them to ye monthly meeting

 

next in order to be Signed

 

And the Quarterly Meeting Epistle was read and

 

kindly accepted by this meeting

 

7 mo

1734

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our

Meeting House in Dartmouth on the 16th day of ye 7th

 

Month 1734 Dartmouth meeting Called John Howland

 

and James Barker present Rochester Meeting Called

 

Elisha Wing present John Russell gives this meeting

 

an account that James Green and Hannah Tucker

 

marriage was Carried on and accomplished in good

 

order as far as he saw

 

and Jabez Barker and John Howland gives this

 

Meeting an account that they was at the marriage

 

of William Lake and Joanna Butler and Saw nothing

 

but that it was carried on Decently and in good order

 

And William Ricketson appeared at this meeting

 

and hath made the meeting Satisfaction as to his

 

Daughters disorderly marriage and as for his sons

 

wearing a perriwig he doth Signifie that he will do

 

his Endeaver to persuade him to Desist

 

And Alice Smiths condemnation hath been

 

read according to order and is as followeth

 

Whereas Alice Smith the Daughter of Deliverance Smith

 

late of Dartmouth deceased in the County of Bristol in the

 

Province of the Massachustes Bay in New England and Mary his

 

widow the afore metioned Alice Smith having been Educated

 

among Friends the people Called Quakers but for want

 

of keeping to Education and to the Spirit of Truth hath by

 

giving way to ye evil one fallen into the unclean sin

 

of fornication (being delivered of a bastard child) to the

 

Dishonour of God the reproach of the blessed Truth

 

and grief of all those amongst us that sincerely

 

desires the prosperity of Zion: we are therefore

 

Concerned to give this forth as a publick Testimony

 

against that wicked and detestable action and Do Denie

 

the Sd Alice Smith to be one of us the people of God called

 

Quakers Desiring that if it be ye will of God She may

 

through unfeigned repentance obtain pardon for

 

this her great wickedness and all other her outgoings

 

Given forth at our monthly meeting held in Dartmouth

 

the 19th day of ye 6th month 1734: and Signed by order and

 

in behalfe of sd meeting by

John Tucker

     

Clerk of sd Meeting

 

And Susanna Smith and Ellen Tabers Condemnations

 

were not brought to this meeting therefore it is refered

 

to the next monthly meeting

 

John Tucker Elisha Wing and Nicholas Davis are

 

appointed to attend ye Quarterly meeting next and

 

to Draw an Epistle to the Same

 

And Whereas Benjamin Powers hath Signified that

 

hath a mind to travil westward ad Desires a few

 

lines of Recommendation Concerning how his life

 

and Conversation hath been Since he hath been

 

among us therefore Joseph Russell jur and Joseph Tucker

 

are appointed to inspect into the matter and if they

 

find things clear to Draw up Something and bring it

 

to the next monthly meeting in order to be signed

 

8 mo

1734

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

House in Dartmouth the 21 day of ye 8th month 1734

 

Dartmouth meeting called James Barker and Adam Mott

 

present

 

Rochester Meeting Called Elisha Wing present

 

Beriah Goddard and Unice West laid their intentions

 

of taking each other in marriage before this meeting

 

and were desired to wait til the next monthly meeting

 

for their answer and Joseph Tripp and William Wood

 

are appointed to See into Beriah Goddards Clearness Concerning

 

Marriage and Conversation and to bring in their account

 

to the next monthly meeting

 

And James Cornell and Abigail Tripp appeared and

 

Laid their intentions of taking each other in marriage

 

before this meeting and were desired to wait until the

 

next monthly meeting for their answer and Robert

 

Tripp and Jonathan Wood are Chose to make inquiry into

 

James Cornells Clearness and make return to the next

 

monthly meeting

 

And Joseph Merihoo and Edith Whitely did Lay their

 

Intentions of taking each other in marriage before this

 

Meeting and were Desired to wait till the Next monthly

 

meeting for their answer and Eliashib Smith and

 

Adam Mott are appointed to mak inquiry into Joseph

 

Merrihoos Clearness relating to marriage and Conver-

 

sation and make return to the next monthly meeting

 

And Jabez Barker and Isaac Smith are appointed

 

to make inquiry into John Perrys Clearness concerning

 

Marriage and Conversation and to draw up how they

 

find things and bring it to the next monthly meeting

 

And Jedidiah Wing of Rochester hath Signified to this meeting

 

that he desires a Certificate and this meeting hath

 

Chosen Savory Clifton and John Wing to make inquiry into

 

his Clearness as to marriage and Conversation and to draw

 

up how they find things and bring it to the next monthly

 

meeting And there was Collected at this meeting for the

 

use of Friends one pound twelve Shillings and three pence

 

And Susanna Smith Condemnation was read in this

 

meeting and is as followeth

 

Whereas Susanna Smith daughter of Judah Smith Late

 

of Dartmouth deceasd in the County of Bristol in the Province

 

of the Massachusets Bay in New England having had her Education

 

among friends her parents being friends but for want

 

of keeping to the Spirit of truth and the good order Established

 

among friends hath of Late given way to her own

 

inclination and hath married out of the Good order of

 

Friends and married her mothers Sisters Son though

 

advised to the Contrary by Friends

 

We are therefore concerned to give this forth as a

 

Testimony against disorderly walkers and in particular

 

against the above Susanna nw wife of Stephen

 

Colvin Denying her to be one in unity with us the people

 

Called Quakers yer Desiring that she may Come to a sight and ^her Sence of

 

her out goings and to a true and unfeigned repentance so

 

as to find mercy with the Lord

 

Given forth at our monthly meeting held in Dartmouth

 

the 21 day of the 8th month 1734: and Signed by order and

 

in behalfe of Said meeting by John Tucker – Clerk

 

And Jabez Barker is appointed to read Ellen Tabers Condem-

 

nation at Cushnet meeting house on a first day after meeting.

 

9 mo

1734

At a monthly meeting of friends held at out meeting House

in Dartmouth on the 18th of the 9th month 1734

 

The Severall meetings thereto belonging Called upon for

 

Dartmouth John Howland and Adam Mott present

 

for Rochester Elisha Wing present

 

William Wood and Joseph Tripp gives this meeting an account

 

that they have have inquired into the Clearness and

 

Conversation of Beriah Goddard and find nothing to hinder

 

his intended marriage and the friends that were appointed

 

to See into the Clearness and Conversation of Joseph Merihoo

 

gives an account that they find nothing to hinder his

 

intended marriage also Robert Tripp and Jonathan Wood give

 

this meeting an account that they have made inquiry into

 

James Cornells Clearness and find nothing to hinder his

 

intended marriage

 

And Beriah Goddard and Unice West appeared at this meeting

 

Desiring an answer as to their taking each other in marriage

 

and their answer was that that they might proceed to

 

take each other in marriage in the good order of truth in

 

Some Convenient time between this and the next month

 

ly meeting and Joseph Russell jur and Joseph Taber are

 

appointed to See their marriage Consummated in the

 

above order and make return to the next monthly meeting

 

And James Cornell and Abigail Tripp appeared at this

 

Meeting Desiring their answer as to their taking each

 

other in marriage and their answer was that they

 

might proceed to take each other in marriage in the

 

Good order of Truth in Some Convenient time between

 

this and the next monthly meeting and Robert Tripp

 

and Jonathan Wood are appointed to See their marriage

 

Solemnized in the Good order and make return to the

 

next monthly meeting

 

And Joseph Merrihoo and Edith Whitely appeared at this

 

meeting Desiring their answer and their answer was

 

that that they might proceed to take each other in

 

Marriage observing of Good order of truth in the perfor-

 

mance thereof and Eliashib Smith and Adam Mott are

 

appointed to See Solemnizing thereof and make return

 

to the next monthly meeting

 

And Henry Chase Son of Abraham Chase of Tiverton

 

and Mary Tripp Daughter of Abiel Tripp of Dartmouth

 

Did lay their intentions of taking each other in marri-

 

age before this meeting and were Desired to wait for

 

their answer till the next monthly meeting

 

And ther was a Certificate Signed at this meeting

 

for Jedediah Wing and this meeting appoints Eliashib

 

Smith and Isaac Smith to make up accounts with the

 

Treasurer; and this meeting hath Cleared the accounts

 

with Joseph Taber Concerning the Shingles,

 

and Jabez Barker not having read Ellen Tabers

 

Condemnation he is still continued to do it between this

 

and the next monthly meeting

 

And Whereas Pave Russell and Rebekah Ricketson being

 

Friends Children and yet have gone out of the Good order

 

Established among friends in marriage therefore this

 

meeting appoints Jabez Barker ^and James Barker to Labour with him

 

to See if he is willing to Condemn his outgoings and make

 

return to the next monthly meeting

 

And there was a Certificate Signed at this meeting for

 

John Perry

 

10 mo 1734

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth the 16 day of the 10 month 1734

 

The Severall meetings thereto belonging Called uppon

 

for Dartmouth John Howland and Adam Mott present

 

for Rochester Elisha Wing present

 

Joseph Taber and Joseph Russell jur Gives this meeting an

 

account that the marriage of Beriah Goddard and

 

Unice West was Carried on in good order as far as they saw

 

and the Friends that were appointed to See James Cornells

 

Marriage Consumated gives an account that is

 

perforformed in Gooder as far as they saw

 

And also the friends that was to See Josep Merrihoo

 

Marriage Solemnized in Good order according to their judgment

 

And Henry Chase and Abigail Tripp appeared at this

 

meeting Desiring their answer in relation to their

 

taking each other in marriage and their answer saw

 

that they might proceed to take each other in marriage

 

in Some Convenient time between this and the next

 

monthly meeting observing the Good order of Truth in the

 

performance thereof and Joseph Tripp and Jonathan Wood

 

are appointed to see the their marriage Solemnized and

 

make return to the next monthly meeting

 

And Rufus Greene and of Warwick son of Jabez Greene

 

and Martha Russell Daughter of Joseph Russell jur

 

Did Lay their Intentions of taking each other in marriage

 

before this meeting and were Desired to wait until the

 

next monthly meeting for their answer

 

And there was Collected at this meeting for the use

 

of friends two pounds Eight Shillings and ten pence

 

And Eliashib Smith and Isaac Smith have made up the

 

accounts with the Treasurer and find there is due to

 

him

£1-07-07–

 

And Jabez Barker hath read Ellen Tabers Condem

 

nation which is as followeth

 

Whereas Ellen Taber Daughter of Joseph Taber of Dartmouth

 

in the County of Bristol in the Province of the Massachusets

 

Bay in New England Having been Educated among Friends

 

the People Called Quakers but not regarding the Spirit

 

of Truth in her heart nor the advice of her Father nor

 

the advice of friends hath Stubbornly and Willfully kept

 

Company with one that is no soit a man that is of a

 

not of our Society and hath joined with him in marriage

 

Contrary to the practice and Good order of friends

 

as also Contrary to the advice of the Apostle Paul given

 

to the Corinthians 2 Corinth. 6 Chapter and 14th verse

 

where it is said be ye not unequally yoaked together

 

with unbelievers for what fellowship hath righteousness

 

with unrighteousness and what communion hath

 

hath light with Darkness: We are therefore Concerned

 

to for the Clearing of the Truth and Friends to give this

 

forth as a Publick Testimony against all Disorderly walk-

 

ing and perticularly against the above s[ai]d Elen now

 

Wife of Peter Craper [Crapo] Denying her to be one of us

 

the people Called Quakers yet Sicerely Desiring that

 

if it be the will of God she may come to a sight and sence

 

of her outgoings and by unfeigned Repentance found

 

and amendment of Life to walk or to find mercy with

 

the Lord.

 

Given forth at our monthly meeting ^of friends held in Dartmouth

 

the 21st day of the 8th month 1734

 

and Signed by order and in behalfe of sd meeting

 

by

John Tucker: Clerk5

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at out meeting House in Dart

 

mouth the 20th Day of the 11th month 1734/5

 

Dartmouth meeting Called Adam Mott present

 

Rochester meeting Called and none appeared. Henry Chase

 

and Mary Tripps marriage hath been orderly accomplished

 

according to information

 

And Rufus Greene and Martha Russell appeared at this meeting

 

and had their answer in relation to their taking Each other

 

In marriage which was that they might proceed to take

 

Each other in marriage in some Convenient time between

 

this and the next monthly meeting according to the Good

 

order of truth and John Lapham and Jabez Barker are

 

appointed to see their marriage Consummated in the

 

above sd order and mak return to the next monthly meeting

 

The Friends that were appointed to attend the Quarterly

 

meeting and Draw an Epistle to the Same have done it

 

according to order.

 

Ther was a paper presented to this meeting by Peleg

 

Huddleston Signifying his desire of Coming under the Care

 

of Friends Which this meeting find freedom to accept

 

and he to be under our Care

 

Ther was aCondemnation Signed at this meeting

 

against Mary Hathhan [Hathaway] for her out goings and Joseph

 

Russell jur is appointed to read it or cause it to be read

 

at Cushnet meeting House on a first day after the meeting

 

of Worship between this and the next monthly meeting

 

There was also a Condemnation Signed at this meeting

 

against Paul Russell and Rebecca Ricketson now wife

 

of sd Paul Russell for their Disorderly marriage

 

which is as followeth

 

Whereas Paul Russell son of James Russell of Dartmouth

 

in the County of Bristol in the Province of Massachusets

 

Bay in New England and Rebecca Ricketson daughter of

 

Jonathan Ricketson of the Town and County above sd the

 

sd Paul Russell and Rebecca Ricketson having been Educated

 

amongst the people of God called Quakers and now having

 

gone out of the good order Established amongst the sd people

 

in marriage then advised to the Contrary and now for

 

the Clearing of the Truth from such disorderly proceedings

 

We Do disown the sd Paul Russell and Rebecca now Wife

 

of sd Paul Russell to be in unity with us the people

 

Called Quakers

 
 

At a Monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 17th Day of the 12th moth

 

1734/5 The Severall meeting therein to belonging

 

Called upon for Dartmouth James Barker and

 

Adam Mott present for Rochester none Elisha Wing appeared

 

John Lapham and Jabez Barker hath Signified

 

to this meeting that they was at the marriage of

 

Rufus Green and Martha Russell and that it was

 

Sollemnized in the Good order of truth as far as they

 

Saw. And Mary Hathaways Condemnation hath

 

been read according to the order of the last monthly

 

meeting and is as followeth

 

Whereas Mary Hathaway Daughter of Thomas Hathaway

 

of Dartmouth in the County of Bristol in the province

 

of the Massachusets Bay in New England having had

 

her Education among friends the people Called

 

Quakers but for want of keeping to her Education

 

and to the Spirit of Truth in her own heart hath

 

given way to the Temptations of the Wicked one that

 

She hath kept Company with one that is an unbe

 

liever as to our principles to that Degree that she

 

hath Committed the sin of fornication and also

 

married to him all which is Contrary to the Scripture

 

of Truth and to our holy profession to the Dishonour

 

of God and grief of the Honest hearted amongst us

 

we are therefore Concerned to give this forth as a

 

publick Testimony against that wicked action and

 

do deny her the Said Mary now wife of Thomas Kempton

 

to be one in unity with us the People Called Quakers

 

Desireing if it be the will of God she may through unfeigned

 

Repentance obtain Pardon for this her wickedness

 

and all her other outgoings Given forth at our monthly

 

meeting held in Dartmouth the 20 day of the 11th month 1734/5

 

and Signed by order and in behalfe of sd meeting by

     

John Tucker – Clerk

 

(1735)

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting house in

 

Dartmouth on the 19th day of the 1 month 1735 the Severall

 

meetings thereto belonging Called upon for Dartmouth

 

John Howland and James Barker present for Rochester

 

Elisha Wing present

 

There was Collected at this meeting for the use of friends £2 05s 3d

 

And Whereas William Lake and his wife hath sent in a

 

paper to this meeting Condemning their outgoings

 

Friends having considered the matter it is the mind of

 

this meeting that it may be accepted if he the Sd Lake

 

will read it or git Some body to do it publickly on a first

 

Day at the End of the meeting of Worship at Ponagansett

 

meeting House between this and the next monthly

 

meeting. And this meeting is adjourned til the first Sixth

 

day in the 2d month

 

This meeting being met according to adjournment this

 

4 day of the 2d month 1735 There was Some Sufferings

 

of Friends of Coakset Vilage for their refusing to praize[?]

 

presented to this meeting which this meeting doth

 

accept in order that they may be sent to the next

 

Quarterly meeting The visiters belonging to our

 

monthly meeting have given in their accounts that

 

they have in a generall way visited the Families of

 

Friends and for the most part find things pretty well and

 

where they found things not well they Laboured for

 

a reformation that Friends appointed to attend the

 

Quarterly meeting are John Tucker Elisha Wing

 

John Howland and James Barker and to Draw an

 

Epistle to the Same

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 21 day of the 2 month 1735

 

the Severall meetings therto belonging Called upon for

 

Dartmouth James Barker and Adam Mott present

 

for Rochester none appeared

 

And William Lake hath read his paper of acknowledge

 

ment according to the order of the Last monthly meeting

 

which was followeth6

[the next page is blank]

 

The friends that were apponted to attend the Quarterly meeting

 

have done it and Drawn an Epistle to the Same as ordered

 

The Epistle from the Quarterly meeting was read at this

 

meeting and kindly accepted

 
 

At the monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 19th Day of the 3 month 1735

 

the meetings thereto belonging Called upon for Dartmouth

 

John Howland and James Barker present for Rochester

 

Elisha Wing present

 

And whereas there was a Complaint brought to this

 

meeting against Thomas Hathaway Concerning his

 

keeping Company at divers unseasonable times with

 

Woman of a Disgraceful Character this meeting having

 

Discoursed and Laboured with him Concerning the

 

matter and he not giving any resonable Satisfaction

 

it is the mind of this meeting for the Clearing of the

 

Truth that a Condemnation Should go forth against him

 

and John Tucker Elisa Wing and Isaac Smith are

 

appointed to draw one and present it to the next

 

monthly meeting

 

And Nicholas Davis hath preseted an account

 

of his Suffering upon the account of his sons not

 

training which is accepted in order to go to Quar

 

terly meeting

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 16 day of the 4 month

 

1735 the Severall meetings therto belonging Called

 

upon for Dartmouth Eliashib Smith and Jabez

 

Barker present for Rochester none appered

 

and it was Concluded this meeting being adjourned till

 

the 23 day of this instant

 

This meeting being met according to adjournment

 

this 23 day of the 4 month 1735 The friend that

 

were appointed to Draw up Thomas Hathaways

 

Condemnation have done and this meeting doth

 

approve it and have ordered Jacob Taber to read

 

or Cause it to be read at Cushnet meeting house

 

on a first day at the end of the meetin for worship

 

and make return to the next monthly meeting

 

Collected at this meeting for the use of friends 1-16-09

 

The Friends appointed to attend the Quarterly meeting

 

are John Tucker Adam Mott and Joseph Tucker and

 

also to draw an Epistle to the Same

 

And this meeting orders Adam Mott to pay to the over

 

seers of the meeting house 30 Shillings towards keeping

 

the meeting House the halfe year past which is done

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meet

 

ing House in Dartmouth on the 21 day of the 5 month

 

1735 The Severall meetings thereto belonging Called

 

upon for Dartmouth John Howland and James Barker

 

present for Rochester Elisha Wing present

 

And Thomas Hathaways Condemnation hath been

 

read and is as followeth

 

Whereas Thomas Hathaway of Dartmouth in the Coun

 

ty of Bristol in the Province of the Massachusets Bay

 

in New England hath made profession with us the people

 

Called Quakers for some time past nevertheless for

 

want of a Watchful Care hath of Late fallen into

 

Severall Scandalous and reproachful things which

 

we have Carefully and Diligently inquired into

 

and maturely Considered the matter and his difence

 

therein and he not Clearing himselfe to our Satis

 

faction we therefor do Deniy him to be one of our

 

Communion Sincerely desireing that if it be the

 

Will of God he may Come to a Sight and Sence of his

 

out goings and to an unfeigned repentance

 

Given forth at our monthly meeting held in

 

Dartmouth the 23 of ye 4 month 1735

 

and Signed by order and in behalfe of Sd meeting

 

by

John Tucker Clerk

 

And John Tucker and Adam Mott hath attended

 

the Quarterly meeting and Drawn an Epistle to

 

the same. And the Epistle from the Quarterly

 

meeting was read at this meeting and kindly

 

accepted There was Collected and brought into

 

this meeting by the women the Sum of 20 Shillings

 

Which was delivered to the Treasurer for the meetings use

 

it was Concluded at this meeting to come to a Subscription

 

to raise the Sum of 20 pounds to supply the yearly meeting stock

 

and other necesary Churges arising among ourselves

 

of which Subscription there is nine pounds 3 shilling & 6 pence

 

paid in and Delivered to Adam Mott

 

And this meeting orders Adam Mott to pay to the overseers

 

of the meeting house £1 -10s-00d which which is done

 

and also this meeting orders the Treasurer to pay to Jonathan

 

Wood the Sum of 40 shillings towards the support of Deborah

 

Landers and also to pay to John Shepherd 4 pounds for

 

Work done towards repairing the meeting House which he

 

hath done and there remains yet due to sd Shepherd the

 

Sum of 3 pounds 5 shillings and 6 pence

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on ye 18 day of the 6 month 1735

 

the Severall meetings thereto belonging Called upon for

 

Dartmouth James Barker and John Howland present for

 

Rochester none appeared

 

The Visiters Chosen for Coakset village are William

 

Wood and Joseph Tripp and for Ponagansett John

 

Tucker Adam Mott Joseph Tucker and Barnabus

 

Howland and for Cushnot Benjamin Allen and Joseph

 

Russell jur. And whereas William Russell ye Son of Joseph

 

Russell jur hath Signifyed that he desires a Certificate of

 

his Clearness respecting marriage and Conversation this

 

meeting appoints Benjamin Allen and John Howland

 

to inquire into ye matter and if they find things Clear to

 

draw one and bring it to ye next monthly meeting

 

and whereas this meeting hath received a paper Signed

 

by Meribah Shearman Signifying her Sorrow for her

 

outgoings which this meeting having Considered it is

 

their mind that she shoul take the paper and read it

 

or cause it to be read at the end of the meeting of worship

 

on a first day between this and the next monthly meeting

 

and she to be present

 

And this meeting orders Adam Mott to pay to pay John

 

Shepherd four pounds nineteen Shillings and Six pence

 

it being the sum in full of what the meeting ows him upon

 

his own account and the glaziere which is done

 

and this meeting is adjourned till the next forth day

 

come week

 

This meeting being mett according to adjournment the

 

27 day of the 6 month 1735 there was a certificate brought

 

to this meeting for Michael Smith of his Clearness respecting

 

marriage and Conversation directed to the monthly meeting

 

at Swansey and Signed by John Tucker in behalfe of ye meeting

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting House

 

in Dartmouth on the 15th Day of the 7th month 1735

 

The Severall meetings thereto belonging Called upon for

 

Dartmouth James Barker and Adam Mott present

 

for Rochester John Wing present

 

Ther was a Certificate presented at this meeting for

 

William Russell and John Tucker hath Signed it in behalfe

 

of this meeting

 

Elisha Wing and John Wing are appointed visiters for

 

Rochester the visiters of Coaksett have given in an

 

account to this meeting of their Service in visiting friends

 

families and Signify that they find thing as well as Could be

 

Expected for the most part

 

Ther was Collected at this meeting for the use of friends £2-12s=9d

 

This meeting orders Adam Mott to pay to Jonathan Wood

 

3 pounds 13 Shillings and nine pence for ye Support of

 

Deborah Landers which is done

 

And this meeting is adjourned until the first fourth day

 

in the 8th month

 

This meeting being mett according to adjournment this 3d

 

day of the 8 month 1735: the visiters of Ponagansett village

 

have given in their account that they have visited the

 

families of friends under their care in a General Way

 

and also the visiters of Rochester have sent in their account

 

to this meeting of their service in that affair

 

The friends appointed to attend ye Quarterly meeting

 

are John Tucker William Wood Adam Mott and Joseph Tucker

 

and to draw an Epistle to ye Same

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting House in

 

Dartmouth on the 20th day of ye 8 month 1735 the Severall

 

meetings thereto belonging Called upon for Dartmouth non [none]

 

appeared by appointment Rochester meeting Called and none

 

appeared Meribah Shearmans acknowledgment hath been

 

read as appointed

 

The friend appointed to attend the Quarterly meeting have done

 

it and Drawn an Epistle to the Same as appointed

 

and the Epistle from the Quarterly meeting was read at this

 

meeting and well accepted

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends Held at our Meeting House

 

in Dartmouth on the 17th Day of ye 9th month 1735 the

 

Severall meetings thereto belonging Called upon for Dartmouth

 

John Howland and Isaac Howland present for Rochester

 

Elisha Wing present Adam Mott hath paid in the mony

 

that was raised to Supply the yearly meeting Stock which was

 

3 pounds and 10 Shillings according to the request of ye Quarterly

 

Meeting and Whereas thee hath been a report Concerning

 

David Akin that he hath acted that which is reproachful

 

in abusing John Whitely Which after having Discoused with

 

Sd Akin he doth acknowledge and Signifies that he Will

 

draw up something in order to make Sattisfaction against

 

the next monthly meeting

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 15 day of ye 10th month 1735

 

the Severall meetings thereto belonging Called upon

 

for Dartmouth James Baker and John Howland

 

present for Rochester Elisha Wing present

 

There was Collected at this meeting for the use of Friends

 

one pound eighteen shillings

 

Luke Hart and Mary Huddlestone Did lay their inten

 

tions of taking each other in marriage before this

 

meeting and were desired to wait till ye next monthly

 

meeting for their answer and Eliashib Smith and Adam

 

Mott are appointed to inquire into the young mans

 

Clearness respecting marriage and Conversation and

 

make return to the next monthly meeting

 

David Akin hath given a paper of acknowledgment to

 

this meeting which at present are not free to take up

 

with for full Sattisfaction so ye matter is refered

 

The Friends appointed to attend the Quarterly meeting are

 

Adam Mott Elisha Wing and Thomas Smith and to Draw an

 

Epistle to the Same The Friends appointed to oversee the

 

Meeting House for the year insuing are Joseph Tucker

 

and Abraham Tucker and there was 40 Shillings brought

 

in by the women toward the support of Deborah Landers

 

which was delivered to Joseph Tripp

 

and it was Conclud that the next monthly meeting

 

Should Come to a further Collection upon the same account

 

and this meeting hath ordered that Adam Mott should

 

pay three pounds to the overseers for halfe a year

 

keeping the meeting house which is Done

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our

 

Meeting House in Dartmouth on the 19th day of ye 11

 

month 1735/6 the Severall meetings thereto belonging

 

Called upon for Dartmouth James Barker and Adam

 

Mott present for Rochester Stephen Wing present

 

Eliashib Smith and Adam Mott makes report to

 

this meeting that they have mad [made] inquiry into Luke

 

Harts Clearness and find nothing to to hinder him

 

in his intended marriage

 

Luke Hart and Mary Huddlestone appeared at

 

this meeting for their answer relating to their

 

taking Each other in marriage and their answer

 

was that they might proceed to take each other in

 

marriage in Some Convenient time between this

 

and the next monthly meeting observing the good

 

order of truth in the performance thereof

 

and Eliashib Smith and Adam Mott are appointed

 

to see their Marriage Consumated in the aforesd

 

order and make return to the next monthly meeting

 

Adam Mott hath attended the Quarterly Meeting

 

and there was an Epistle drawn and sent as ordered

 

Eliashib Smith and Isaac Smith are appointed

 

to make up accompts with the Tresurer and bring

 

in their accounts to ye next monthly meeting

 

The Quarterly meeting Epistle was read at this

 

meeting and kindly accepted

 

And it was desired in the Epistle that our monthly

 

meeting Should Collect the Sum of 17 pounds which is refered

 

to the next monthly meeting

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting House

 

in Dartmouth on the 10 day of the 12 month 1735/6 the Severall

 

Meetings therto belonging Called upon for Dartmouth

 

Adam Mott and and Abraham Tucker present

 

for Rochester Eliashib Wing present

 

Nicholas Howland and Zerniah Russell did lay their

 

intentions of taking each other in marriage before

 

this meeting and were desired to wait till the next

 

monthly meeting for their answer and John Lapham and

 

Joseph Russell Jur: are appointed inquire into the

 

young mans Clearness respecting marriage and Conver

 

sation and make report to the next monthly meeting

 

Eliashib Smith makes report to this meeting that he

 

was at the marriage of Luke Hart and Mary Huddleston

 

and that it was Carried on in good order according to

 

his observation

 

and Whereas Isaac Chase hath been Disorderly in

 

his Conversation this meeting appoints James Barker

 

and George Soule to Labour with him in order to bring

 

him to a sight of his out goings and make return to

 

the next monthly meeting

 

Eliashib Smith and Isaac Smith have reckoned

 

with the treasurer and find that after accts: ballanced

 

there remains in the Stock 11 Shillings

 

(1736)

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth the 15th day of the first month 1736

 

The Severall meetings therto belonging Called upon

 

for Dartmouth John Howland and James Barker

 

present for Rochester John Wing Present

 

The Friends that were to inquire into Nicholas Howland

 

Clearness makes report that they find nothing to

 

to hinder his intended marriage

 

and Nicholas Howland and Zeruiah Russell appeared

 

at this meeting for their answer as to taking each other

 

in marriage and their answer was that they might

 

proceed to take each other in marriage in some Conve

 

nient time between this and the next monthly meeting

 

Observing the good ord of Truth in the performance thereof

 

and John Lapham and Joseph Russell are apponted to see

 

their marriag Consummated in the aforesd order and

 

make return to the next monthly meeting

 

David Akin hath sent in a paper to this meeting

 

Signifying his Sorrow for the abuse offered to John

 

Whitely and it is the mind of this meeting that sd Akin

 

shall Read sd paper or Cause it to be read he being present

 

and at the end of the meeting of Worship one a first day

 

at Ponagansett meeting House between this and the

 

next monthly meeting

 

The visiters of Rochester and Coaksett have given in

 

their accounts of their visiting the families of friends

 

in a generall way under their Care

 

There was Collected at this meeting for ye use of friends 1-06-03

 

There was 2 papers presented to this meeting one from

 

William Rand and another from Rest Randal his

 

Wife Signifying their desire of to Come into unity with

 

friends and it is the mind of this meeting that Friends

 

should wait some for further proof of their Sincerity

 

and this meeting is adjorned til the first 6 day in

 

the second month next

 

This meeting being mett according to adjornment this

 

second day of ye 2d month 1736

 

The visiters of Cushnot have given in their account

 

that they have visited friends families in under

 

their Care The visiters of Ponagansett have done

 

nothing this Qurter towards visiting friends families

 

The friends that were Chosen to speak with Isaac Chase

 

have done it and signify to this meeting that they Cannot

 

find that he hath any inclination to make Sattisfaction

 

Therefore this meeting appoints Jabez Barker and

 

Isaac Smith to draw up something against him and

 

bring it to the next monthly meeting and this meeting

 

and this meeting appoints John Tucker John Howland

 

And Joseph Tucker are appointed to attend the Quarterly

 

meeting and Draw an Epistle to the Same

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 19th day of the 2d month 1736

 

The Severall meetings thereto belonging Called upon for

 

Dartmouth James Barker and Adam Mott John Howland present

 

for Rochester Savory Clifton present none appeared

 

The Friends that were appointed to attended the Quarterly

 

meeting have done it and Drawn an Epistle to the Same

 

as ordered and David Akins paper was read as ordered

 

and is as followeth

 

To the monthly monthly meeting of friends to be holden

 

in Dartmouth on the 15th of the first month 1736

 

Friends I being of my Watch have abused John Whitley

 

for which I have been very sorry and Deeply bowed

 

in my spirit many times and have been since with

 

John Whitely and made him Sattisfaction for the

 

wrong done him and Desire that Friends would

 

pass it by and God to forgive me my trespass against

 

the truth

David Akin

 

Joseph Brownell and Leah Lawton did lay their

 

intentions of taking each other in marriage before

 

this meeting and were desired to wait til the next

 

monthly meeting for their answer and William Wood

 

and Joseph Tripp are appointed to inquire into their

 

Clearness Respecting marriage and Conversation

 

and make return to the next monthly meeting

 

and Isaac Chase his Condemnation was Drawn up

 

and brough to this meeting and accepted and John

 

Tucker hath Signed it in behalfe this meeting

 

And Joseph Tucker is appointed to read it on a first day at

 

the end of the meeting of Worship between this and the next

 

monthly meeting

 

and the Quarterly meeting Epistle was read at this

 

meeting and kindly accepted and Amos Taber hath sent

 

in a paper to this meeting Signifying his Sorrow for his

 

outgoings desiring that friends would receive him

 

under their Care Which this meeting accepts of

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting house

 

in Dartmouth on the 17th day of ye 3d month 1736

 

The Severall meetings thereto belonging Calloneing Called

 

upon for Dartmouth James Barker and Adam Mott

 

present Rochester meeting Called Savory Clifton present

 

The Friends appointed to inquire into Joseph Brownels

 

Clearness makes report to this meeting that they have

 

made inquiry into the matter and find nothing to hinder

 

his proceedings in his intended marriage

 

and Joseph Tucker hath read Isaac Chases Condem

 

=nation which is as followeth

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And Joseph Brownel and Leah Lawton apeared at this

 

meeting for their answer and their answer was that

 

they might proceed to take each other in marriage in Some

 

Convenient time between this and the next monthly

 

meeting and William Wood and Joseph Tripp are appointed

 

to See their marriage Consummated and make return

 

to the next monthly meeting

 

and John Lapham and Joseph Russell gives this meeting

 

an account that Nicholas Howland and Zruiah Russells

 

marriage was performed in the good order of Truth

 

and Joseph Brownel hath Desired leave of this meeting

 

that he may accomplish his marriage on a meeting

 

day which this meeting doth Consent to

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 21d: of the 4th month 1736

 

The Severall meetings thereto belonging Called upon

 

for Dartmouth William Wood and James Barker present

 

for Rochester Savory Clifton present

 

William Wood and Joseph Tripp gives this meeting an account

 

that Joseph Brownel and Leah Lawtons marriage was Solemniz,d

 

in good order

 

and William Bowd the Son of William Bowdish and Mary Hart

 

the Daughter of William Hart hath laid their intentions

 

of taking each other in marriage before this meeting and

 

were desired to wait till the next monthly meeting for their

 

answer and John Howland and Abraham Tucker are

 

appointed to See into the young mans Clearness respecting

 

marriage and Conversation and make return to the

 

next monthly meeting

 

The visiters Chosen for this year are for Coaksett William

 

Wood Joseph Tripp and Jonathan Wood and for Cushnot

 

Joseph Russell jur and and Benjamin Allen and for

 

Rochester Elisha Wing and John Wing

 

There was Collected at this meeting for ye use of friends 1-19=4

 

and this meeting orders the Treasurer to pay to the over

 

seers thirty shillings out of the Stock which with mony

 

that the women gave in was due for halfe a years keeping

 

the meeting House which mony was forthwith paid

 

and Samuel Howland hath sent in a paper to this meeting

 

Signifying his Sorrow for his outgoings in taking an Oath which is refered

 

to the Consideration of the next monthly meeting

 

An wheas Barnabas Chase hath gon out of the good

 

ord Established amongst us in marriage and Friends

 

have Laboured with him but he hath not regarded

 

it therefore this meeting appoints Jabez Barker and

 

Isaac Smith to Draw up a Condemnation against him

 

and bring it to the next monthly meeting

 

and whereas there was a Complaint brought to this

 

meeting against William Wood the son of William Wood

 

Concerning his mannagement abou a parcel of goats

 

that he sold to David Stafford which is refered

 

John Tucker James Barker Adam Mott Elisha Wing

 

and Isaac Smith are appointed to attend ye Quarterly

 

meeting next and to Draw an Epistle to the same

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 19th day of the 5th mo 1736

 

The severall meetings thereto belonging Called upon for

 

Dartmouth James Barker and Abraham Tucker

 

present for Rochester none appeared

 

John Howland and Abraham Tucker makes report to

 

this meeting that they have made inquiry into William

 

Bowdishes Clearness respecting marriage and Conversa

 

tion and find nothing to hinder his intended marriage

 

William Bowdish and Mary Hart appeared at this

 

meeting for their answer in relation to their taking

 

each other in marriage and their answer was that

 

they might proceed to take each other in marriage in

 

Some Convenient time between this and the next

 

monthly meeting observing the good order of Truth

 

in the accomplishment thereof and John Howland

 

and Abraham Tucker are appointed to see their

 

marriage Consummated and make return to the

 

next monthly meeting

 

and the paper that Samuel Howland sent in to the

 

last monthly meeting hath been read in this meet=

 

ing and Friends find fredom to accept of it for

 

for sattisfaction

 

And Barnabas Chase his Condemnation was brought to

 

this meeting and it is refered to the Quarterly meeting

 

Whither such Condemnations ought to be read publickly

 

or only in the monthly meeting

 

The Friends that were appointed to attend the Quarterly meeting

 

have attended it and Drawn an Epistle to ye same

 

and the Epistle from the Quarterly meeting was read at

 

this meeting and well accepted

 

and it: [sic]

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our

 

Meeting House in Dartmouth on the 16th day of ye 6 month

 

1736 the Severall meetings thereto belonging called upon

 

for Dartmouth Joseph Tucker and Abraham Tucker

 

present for Rochester Elisha Wing present

 

John Howland and Abraham Tucker makes report to

 

this meeting that William Bowdish and Mary Harts

 

marriage was Consummated in the good order of truth

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 20th day of the 7th month 1736

 

the Severall meetings thereto belonging Called upon for

 

Dartmouth James Barker and Abraham Tucker present

 

for Rochester none appeared

 

There was Collected at this meeting for the use Friends

 

2:00=06 The mony which Friends have subscribed toward

 

building of Tiverton meeting House was brought in to

 

this meeting in order to be sent by the represetitives

 

to ye Quarterly meeting

 

and this meeting agreas to take an hundred books

 

so [?] written originally by Moses West whither Quar

 

terly meeting are about to git reprinted7

 

And John Tucker Adam Mott and James Barker and

 

John Howland are appointed to attend the Quarterly meet-

 

ing went and to draw an Epistle to the same

 

and this meeting is adjourned til the first sixth day in the

 

next month

 

This meeting being met according to adjournment this

 

first day of ye 8 month 1736 we received accounts

 

from the visiters of Ponagansett and Coakset] that they

 

have visited the families of friends in a pretty general way

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting house

 

in Dartmouth on the 18th day of ye 8th month 1736

 

The severall meetings therto belonging Called for

 

Dartmouth John Howland and Abraham Tucker

 

present for Rochester none appeared

 

The Friend that were appointed to attend the Quarterly

 

meeting have attended it and Drawn an Epistle to ye same

 

Recompense Kirby and Rebecca Cornell hath laid

 

their intention of taking each other in marriage

 

before this meeting and were desired to wait for

 

their answer til the next monthly meeting and

 

Jedidiah Allen and John Russell are appointed to

 

make inspection into the young mans Clearness

 

respecting marriage and Conversation and make

 

return to the next monthly meeting

 

Barnabas Chase his Condemnation was read at this

 

meeting and and the meeting John Tucker hath signed it in the

 

behalfe of this meeting and John Tucker is ordered

 

to read it or cause it to be read at the end of ye meet

 

ing for worshsip on a first day between this and the next

 

monthly meeting

 

The Epistle from ye Quarterly meeting was read at

 

this meeting and kindly accepted

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 15th day of the 9th month 1736

 

The severall meeting of Friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 15th day of the 9th month 1736

 

The severall meetings therto belonging Called upon for

 

Dartmouth John Howland and James Barker present

 

for Rochester none appeared

 

John Russell makes report to this meeting that he

 

hath mad inquiry into the Clearness and Conversation

 

of Recompence Kirby and finds nothing to hinder his

 

his intended marriage and Barnabas Chase his Con

 

demnation hath not been read according to the order

 

of the last monthly meeting John Tucker is still

 

Continued to see it done between this and the next

 

monthly meeting

 

Recompence Kirby and Rebecca Cornell appeared

 

at this meeting for their answer

 

And their answer was that they might proceed to take

 

each other in marriage in Some convenient time between

 

this and the next monthly meeting Observing the Good

 

order of truth in the prosecution thereof and John Russell

 

and Holder Slocum are appointed to see their marriage

 

Consummated in the sd good order and make return to

 

the next monthly meeting

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting House

 

in Dartmouth on the 20th day of the 10th month 1736 the

 

severall meetings thereto belonging Called upon for

 

Dartmouth James Barker and John Howland present

 

for Rochester Elisha Wing present

 

John Russell and Holder Slocum gives this meeting an account

 

That Recompence Kirby and Rebecca Cornells marriage

 

was sollemnized in the good order of Truth according to the

 

Good order of truth according to their judgment

 

Job Howland and Naomy Chase Did lay their intentions

 

of taking each other in marriage before this meeting

 

and were Desired to wait til the next monthly meeting

 

for their answer and Jabez Barker and Isaac

 

Smith are appointed to inspect into the young mans

 

Clearness respecting marriage and Conversation

 

and make return to the next monthly meeting

 

There was Collected at this meeting 1 pound 9 Shillings and 6d

 

And Barnabas Chse his Condemnation hath been read

 

according to order and is as followeth

 

Whereas Barnabas Chase the Son of Nathanael

 

Chase and Abigail his wife of Dartmouth in the

 

County of Bristol in the Province of the Massachusets

 

Bay in New England being one that hath been under

 

the Care of frinds yet hath for severall years past

 

gone Contrary to the good orders Established amongst

 

us the people Called Quakers both in habit and con

 

versation and hath been Laboured with in love in

 

order to bring him to Something of a Conformity

 

but instead of taking up with such Wholesom Counsel

 

that hath from time to time been given him he

 

hath rather grown more Obstinate and hath of

 

Late fallen into the reprochful sin of fornication

 

For which Scandalous action with the rest of his outgoings we

 

Can done less for the Clearing of the Blessed Truth and the

 

Tes[t]imony thereof buth give forth this as a publick Tesimomony

 

against Such things and them that are found in the practi[ce?]

 

thereof and Do deny him the Sd Barnabas Chase to be one in

 

unity with us yet truly desireing that he may come to

 

a Sight of this with all other his outgoing and find mercy

 

with the Lord. Given forth at our monthly meeting

 

held in Dartmouth on the 18th day of the 8th month 1736

 

and Signed by order of sd meeting by John Tucker Clerk

 

The business of Rochester is refered to the next monthly

 

meeting and this meeting orders the tresurer to pay one

 

pound eleven Shillings to Isaac Smith for recording

 

the monthly meeting munits

 

And also to pay to the overseers 3 pounds for keeping

 

the meeting House the halfe year past which be forth

 

with paid: And we received twenty Shillings of ye Women

 

which was delivered to the Tresurer

 

The Friends appointed to attend ye Quarterly meeting

 

are John Tucker Elisha Wing James Barker Thomas

 

Smith and Joseph Tucker

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our

 

Meeting House in Dartmouth on the 17th day of the 11

 

Month 1736/7 The Severall meetings therto belonging

 

Called upon for Dartmouth Abraham Tucker and

 

Peleg Smith present for Rochester none appeard

 

The Friends that were appointed to inquire into

 

Job Howlands Clearness respecting marriage and

 

Conversation gives an account to this meeting that

 

they find nothing to hind[er] his inte[n]ded marriage

 

and Job Howland and Naomy Chase appeared at

 

this meeting desireing an answer in relation to their

 

taking each other in marriage And their answer

 

was that they might proceed to take eac[h] other in mar

 

riage in Some Convenient time between this and the

 

next monthly meeting observing the good order

 

of Truth as in the accomplishment thereof

 

And John Howland and John Lupham [Lapham] are appointed to see

 

their marriage Sollemnized in the abovsd order and make

 

return to the next monthly meeting

 

Joseph Tripp and Abigal [Abigail] Wait appeared at this meeting Signify

 

ing their Intentions of taking each other in marriage

 

and Were desired to wait til ye next monthly meeting for

 

their answer and William Wood and Robert Tripp are

 

appointed to inquire into Joseph Tripps clearness respecting

 

marriage and Conversation and make return to the

 

next monthly meeting

 

And Nicholas Davis is appointed to advise the Elders

 

of Rochester meeting that they render an account of mat

 

ters to the next monthly meeting

 

The Friends appointed to attend the Quarterly meeting

 

have all attended it but Thomas Smith and there was an

 

Epistle drawn and Sent and we received an Epistle from

 

the Quarterly meeting which was read at this meeting

 

and well accepted

 

And John Tucker Jabez Barker and James Barker

 

are appointed to assist the Women in their orderly

 

proceeding against Meribah Shearman now wife of

 

John Roan and Elisabeth Mosher daughter of Joseph

 

Mosher for their Disorderly marrying

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 21 day of the 12th month

 

1736/7 The Severall meetings thereto belonging Called

 

upon for Dartmouth John Howland and present

 

for Rochester Elisha Wing and John Wing present

 

John Lapham and John Howland gives this meeting

 

an account that Job Howland and Naomy Chase[es?]

 

marriage was Consummated in good order

 

The Friends appointed to inquire into Joseph Tripps

 

Clearness makes report to this meeting that they

 

find nothing to hinder his proceeding in his intended

 

marriage And Joseph Tripp and Abigail Wait appeared

 

at this meeting desireing their answer in relation

 

to their taking each other in marriage and their answer

 

was that they might proceed to take each other in marriage

 

in Some Convenient time between this and the next monthly meeting

 

Observing the good order of Truth in the performance

 

Thereof and William Wood and Robert Tripp are appointed

 

to See their marriage Sollemnized and make repor[t] to

 

the next monthly meeting

 

And Joseph Tripp hath desired leave of this meeting to

 

accomplish his marriage week day meeting appointed

 

for worship which is granted

 

(1737)

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting ho[u]se

 

in Dartmouth on the 21 day of the first month 1737

 

The Severall meetings therto belonging Called upon

 

for Dartmouth James Barker and Abraham

 

Tucker present Rochester mee[t]ing Called John

 

Wing present William Wood gives this meeting an

 

account that the marriage of Joseph Tripp and

 

Abigail Wait was Consummated in the good

 

order of truth

 

This meeting hath received an account from

 

Rochester which is refered to the next monthly

 

meeting and there Was Collected at this meeting 2=06=06

 

There was Considerable of agetation at this meeting

 

Concerning Thomas Smiths asserting that Henry Tucker

 

was a false man and sd Tucker was at this meeting

 

doth assert that he is Clear of sd Charge therefor

 

it is the judgment of this meeting that sd Smith

 

Should make out his Charge or else to Condemn

 

his asserting of it

 

And this meeting is adjournd til the youths meeting.

 

This meeting being mett according to adjournment

 

this first day of the 2 month 1737

 

it was Concluded at this meeting in Consideration

 

of the papers that William Randall and his Wife sent

 

in to the monthly meeting in the 12 month 1735

 

And of the good report that Concerning them Since

 

that they Should be received under our Care

 

according their request

 

The visitters of Ponagansett and Coaksett have

 

given in their accounts of their Service in that

 

affair John Tucker Elisha Wing and James Barker

 

are appointe to attend ye Quarterly meeting and

 

Draw an Epistle to the Same

 

And ther was an account brought this meeting by John

 

Lapham that he hath done Severall Services for the

 

meeting by order of ye Overseers as much as Comes to two and

 

twenty Shillings and this meeting orders the Treasurer to

 

pay it out of the Stock

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting house

 

in Dartmouth on the 18th day of the 2d month 1737 the Several

 

meetings therto belonging Called upon for Dartmouth

 

Isaac Howland and Abraham Tucker present

 

for Rochester Nicholas Davis present,

 

and Meribah Shearman now wife of John Roan her

 

Condemnation was read at this meeting and is as followeth

 

Whereas the Widow Meribah Shearman having had

 

her Education among friends and formerly having

 

been married amongst them having of late Contrary

 

to the good advice of Friends gone and married out of

 

the Good order Established amongst the people Called Qua

 

kers for which with her other outgoings we the sd

 

people do deny the sd Meribah now the wife of John

 

Roan to be one in unity with us the people Called

 

Quakers Desiring that she may Come to a sence of

 

her outgoings and find mercy with the Lord

 

The Friends that were appointed to attend the Quar

 

terly meeting have attended it and drawn an Epistle

 

to the Same as appointed and the Quarterly meeting

 

Epistle was read at this meeting and well accepted

 

and the matter concerning Thomas Smith and Henry

 

Tucker is refered to the next monthly meeting

 

and Adam Mott hath paid one pound two shillings

 

to John Lapham as appointed

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our

 

meeting House in Dartmouth on the 16 day of the

 

3d month 1737 the severall meetings thereto belong

 

ing Called upon for Dartmouth Adam Mott and

 

John Howland present Rochester meeting Called

 

Elisha Wing present

 

David Stafford Son of Josiah Stafford of Tiverton ^ and Lydia Davel [Davol] did

 

lay their intentions taking each other in marriage

 

before this meeting and were desired to wait til

 

the next monthly meeting for their answer

 

There was two papers from Rochester presented to

 

this meeting one from Aaron Griffith and his wife ane [and]

 

One from Simon Hathaway and his wife acknowledg

 

ing their outgoings which are refered for further

 

Consideration.

 

And whereas there hath been Considrable of agita

 

=tion in this meeting Concerning William Wood the son

 

of William Wood his Cace and it was unanimously

 

Concluded at this meeting to Refer the Whole matter

 

to a Committe to Judge and Determine the matter

 

The Committe agreed upon are Samuel Aldrich

 

William Anthony and John Earle

 

And Barnabas Howland Peleg Smith and Isaac

 

Smith are appointed to represent the monthly meeting

 

to give the Comtee a right information how things

 

have been Carried on in the matter

 

And the friends appointed to See into the matter

 

relating to Thomas Smith and Henry Tucker have

 

brought in their Judgment which is as followeth

 

We the Subscribers have taken the matter Left to us

 

into Due Consideration and we do not find the Charge

 

that Thomas Smith Expressed against Henry Tucker

 

to be fully proved but it evidently appears that

 

Henry Tucker did greatly Equivocate in his answer

 

to John Akin at thee Town meeting

 

Benjamin Allen James Shearman George Soule

 

Peleg Huddlestone Robert Tripp

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our

 

Meeting House in Dartmouth on the 20th day of

 

the 4 month 1737 the Severall meetings thereto

 

belonging Called upon for Dartmouth John Howland

 

and and Abraham Tucker present for Rochester

 

David Stafford not coming for his answer at this

 

meeting it is refered to the next monthly meeting

 

and Joseph Tripp and Robert Tripp are appointed

 

to make inspection into his Clearness and make re

 

turn to the next monthly meeting

 

The Comtte appointed to Judge and Determine

 

the matter between the monthly meeting and William Wood

 

have sent in their Judgment which is as followeth

 

We the Committe in pursuance to Dartmouth monthly meetings

 

request have mett on the account and heard the allegations

 

on both Sides Respecting a parcel of Goats that he William Wood

 

sold to David Stafford and Timothy Ricketson And Waitily Considered

 

the matter and pressing the Case very Close upon Sd Wood

 

that so he Seemed to be Smitten in his own Conscience

 

and therefore he has given a paper of Condemnation

 

which we here Inclose for your meeting And also we

 

appoint the Bearer hereof Isaac Smith to read Sd

 

paper at the next first day meeting after your monthly

 

meeting And this is what we thee Sd Comtte have Determined

 

for Friends Sattisfaction in that Case as Aforesd

 

Newport Rhode Island the 11th of ye 4 month 1737

 

Samuel Aldrich

William Anthony

John Earll [Earle]

 

The visiters that Served the last year for aponagansett

 

are appointed to stand for that Service the Insuing year

 

and also the Same for Coaksett^Cushnot that Served the last year

 

And Joseph Tripp Jonathan Wood and Peleg Huddlestone

 

are appointed visitters for Coaksett and for Rochester

 

Elisha Wing and Joh[n] Wing

 

The friends appointed to attend the Quarterly meeting

 

are John Tucker Elisha Wing and John Howland

 

The Epistle from the yearly meeting held in London in the

 

year 1736 was read at this meeting and it is the mind

 

of this meeting that Sd Epistle should be read on a first

 

day meeting between this and the next monthly

 

Meeting There was Collected at this meeting 2=09=05

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 18th Day of the 5th month 1737

 

the Severall meetings thereto belonging Called upon for

 

John Howland and Adam Mott present for Rochester none

 

appeared The Friends that wer appointed to inspect

 

into David Staffords Clearness have done it

 

And find nothing to hinder his proceedings in his intended

 

marriage and also Sd Stafford producing a Certificate

 

from Rode Island monthly meeting

 

And David Stafford and Lydia Davel [Davol] appeared at this

 

meeting desireing an answer in relation to their taking

 

Each other in marriage and their answer was that

 

they might proceed to take each other in marriage

 

in Some Convenient time between this and the next

 

monthly meeting observing the good order of Truth

 

in the performance thereof and Joseph Tripp and

 

Robert Tripp ar appointed to See their marriage Sollem

 

nized and make return to the next monthly meeting

 

annd Isaac Smith hath read William Woods paper

 

according to order: which is as followeth

 

Whereas I William Wood of Dartmouth son of William

 

Wood for want of a watchful Care have brought

 

a Scandalous reproach upon my selfe the Holy Truth

 

and Friends that is in not keeping fully to my Words

 

and Contracts with David Stafford and Timothy

 

Ricketson in Looting of a parcel of Goats with the

 

Sd Stafford and Ricketson as aforesd which I am

 

Sorry for and Desire my well wishing friends may

 

find freedom to pass at ^this my offence to them by and that I may be more

 

Careful for the time to Come to give the like occation

 

pr me William Wood jur

 

The Friends appointed to attend the Quarterly meeting

 

Have attended it and Drawn an Epistle to the same

 

And this meeting hath ordered that a Letter to be

 

Sent down to the Governor in order to let him

 

know the Diffecult Sircumstance that we ly

 

under by reason of our Justices not giving us our

 

ingagements according to the Indulgannce as in

 

times past and John Tucker is ordered to do it and

 

Sign it in behalfe of the monthly meeting

 

The Epistle from the Quarterly meeting was read at

 

this meeting and well accepted

 

And Thomas Smith has Signified to this meeting that

 

he is Sorry that there has been So much discource

 

in the matter relating to Henry Tucker and him selfe

 

and hopes he shall be more Careful for the time to Come

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting House

 

in Dartmouth the 15th day of the 6th month 1737

 

The Severall meetings therto belonging Called upon for Dartmouth

 

John Lapham and Isaac Howland present for Rochester

 

Elisha Wing present The friends appointed to see David

 

S[t]afford and Lydia Davels [Davol] marriage Consummated gives

 

this meeting an account that it was accomplished in

 

good order according to their judgments

 

There was a Condemnation brought to this meeting

 

and Signed by order of sd meeting by John Tucker against

 

Elisabeth Mosher Daughter of Joseph Mosher and John

 

Tucker is appointed to read it or Cause it to be read

 

on a first day at the end of the meeting of Worship at

 

Ponagansett meeting House between this and the next

 

Monthly meeting

 

And Henry Tucker hath Sent in a paper to this meeting

 

Condemning his unwarrantable Discource at a Town

 

Meeting Expressing his Sorrow for the Same and it is

 

the mind of this meeting that he Should read it or

 

git Some body to do it at the end of the meeting of wor

 

ship on a first day between this and the next monthly

 

meeting. And Adam Mott is ordered to pay 3 pounds

 

and ten Shillings to the Overseers for halfe a years

 

keeping the meeting House which he forthwith paid

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 19th day of ye 7th month 1737

 

The Severall meetings thereto belonging Called uppon

 

for Dartmouth James Barker and John Howland

 

present for Rochester John Wing present

 

And Elisabeth Mosher now the wife of Josiah Allen

 

her Condemnation hath been read according to the

 

order of the Last monthly meeting and is as

 

followeth

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And there was Collected at this meetin for the use of

 

Friends 1=19–00

 

and the paper that Henry Tucker sent in hath been

 

read accord to order

 

The visiters of Ponagansett and Coaksett have given

 

in their accounts to this meeting of their proceed

 

ings on the account of visiting

 

And Benjamin Wing and Experience Benson of Rochester

 

have laid their intention of takinge each other in

 

marriage before this meeting and were desired to

 

Wait till the next monthly meeting for their answer

 

And Elisha Wing and Stephen Wing are appointed to

 

inquire into their Clearness as to marriage and

 

Conversation and make return to the next monthly

 

Meeting And also to see that things are Clear Concer

 

ning the widows Child that it be not wronged by her

 

Second marriage

 

The Friends appointed to attend the Quarterly meet

 

ing are

 

John Tucker James Barker and John Howland and to draw

 

an Epistle to the Same

 

The visiters of Rochester and Cushnot have not done any

 

anything in referance to visiting Friends families and they

 

are advised to perform their Service upon that account

 

and bring in the account soon as may be with Conveniency

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting House

 

in Dartmouth on the 17 day of the 8th month 1737

 

The Severall meetings thereto belonging Called upon

 

for Dartmouth Joseph Russell and James Barker present

 

for Rochester Elisha Wing and John Wing present

 

And Benjamin Wing and Experience Benson appered

 

at this meeting for their answer in relation to their

 

taking Each other in marriage and their answer was

 

that they might proceed to take each other in marriage

 

in Some Convenient time between this and the next

 

monthly meeting observing the good order of Truth in the

 

performance thereof and Elisha Wing and Savory Cliffton

 

And Are appointed to See their marriage Consumma

 

ted and make return to the next monthly meeting

 

And Joseph Smith and Elizabeth Davis layd their

 

intentions of taking Each other in marriag before

 

this meeting and were desired to wait till the next

 

monthly meeting for their answer and Joseph Tucker

 

and John Howland are appointed to inquire into

 

the young mans Clearness respecting marriag and Conver

 

sation and make return to the next monthly meeting

 

John Tucker and John Howland hath attended the

 

Quarterly meeting and Drawn an Epistle to ye Same

 

The Epistle from ye Quarterly meeting was read

 

and kindly accepted

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our

 

meeting House in Dartmouth on the 21 day of the 9 month

 

1737 The Severall meetings therto belonging Called upon

 

For Dartmouth John Howland and James Barker present

 

for Rochester Elisha Wing present

 

We have received an account from Rochester that

 

Benjamin Wing and Experience Bensons marriag was

 

Consummated in the good order of truth John Howland

 

and Joseph Tucker gives this meeting an account that

 

they have mad[e] inspection into Joseph Smiths Clearness

 

as to marriage and Conversation and find nothing to hin

 

der his proceedings in his intended marriage

 

And Joseph Smith and Elisabeth Davis appeared at this

 

meeting desireing their answer and their answer

 

was that they might proceed to take each other in mar

 

riage in Some convenient time between this and the

 

next monthly meeting and Joseph Taber and Isaac Smith

 

Are appointed to see their marriage Consummated

 

and make return to the next monthly meeting

 

And Joseph Barker and Rebecca Smith did lay their

 

Intentions of taking each other in marriage before

 

this meeting and were desired to wait til the next month

 

ly meeting for their answer and James Barker and

 

Abraham Tucker are appointed to See into the young

 

mans Clearness and make return to the next monthly

 

meeting

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 19th day of ye 10 month 1737

 

The Severall meetings thereto belong Called upon for

 

Dartmouth James Barker and Abraham Tucker present

 

Rochester meeting Called Stephen Wing present Joseph

 

Taber and Isaac Smith gives this meeting an account

 

that Joseph Smith and Elisabeth Davises marriag was

 

Orderly performed

 

And Joseph Barker and Rebecca Smith appeared

 

at this meeting for their answer and their answer

 

was that they might proceed to take

 

each other in marriage in Some Convenient time

 

between this and the next monthly meeting observing the

 

good order of truth in the performance thereof –

 

And James Barker and Abraham Tucker are

 

appointed to see their marriag Consummated in sd good order

 

and make return to the next monthly meeting

 

And Seth Shearman and RebeccaRuth Lapham did lay their Inten

 

tions of taking Each other in marriage before this meeting

 

and were desired to wait till the next monthly meeting

 

for their answer and John Russell and Isaac Howland are

 

appointed to See into ye young mans Clearness respecting

 

marriage and Conversation and make return to the

 

next monthly meeting

 

And Ruben Davel [Davol] and Mary Ricketson did lay their

 

intentions of taking each other in marriage before this

 

Meeting and were desired to wait till the next monthly

 

Meeting for their Answer and John Russell and Robert

 

Tripp are appointed [to] see into the young mans

 

Clearness respecting marriag and Conversation and make

 

return to the next monthly meeting

 

And the visiters of Rochester and Cushnot have given in

 

their accounts of their visiting friends families to this

 

meeting. There was Collected at this meeting 3:00:09

 

And this meeting orders the Tresurer to pay to the over

 

seers five pounds and four shillings for halfe a years

 

keeping the meeting House and for Some worke done —

 

about the House

 

And Joseph Tucker and Abraham Tucker are appointed

 

overseers to the meeting House for the year insuing

 

We received of the women twenty shillings which

 

went into the Stock and Adam Mott hath paid the £5=1s=00d

 

according to order

 

The friends appointed to attend the Quarterly meeting

 

are John Tucker Elisha Wing James Barker John Howland

 

and Joseph Tucker and To Draw an Epistle to the Same

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 16th day of the 11th month 1737/8

 

The Severall meetings thereto belonging Called upon for

 

Dartmouth Eliashib Smith and John Lapham present for

 

Rochester none appeared

 

The Friend that were appointed to inquire into Seth Shearmans Clearness

 

They give this meeting an account that find nothing

 

to hinder his proceeding in his intended marriage

 

And also the friend appointed to inspect into Ruben

 

Davels [Davol] Clearness gives this meeting an account that

 

they find nothing to hinder his proceedings in his intend

 

ed marriage And Ruben Davel [Davol] and Mary Ricketson

 

appeared at this meeting Desireing their answer in re

 

lation to their taking Each other in marriage and

 

their answer was that they might proceed to take each

 

other in marriage in Some Convenient time between

 

this and the next monthly meeting observing the good order

 

of truth in the performance thereof and John Russell

 

and John Lapham are appointed to see their marriage

 

Sollemnized in the abovesd order and make return to

 

the next monthly meeting

 

And Seth Shearman and Ruth Lapham appeared at this

 

meeting Desireing their answer and their answer was

 

that they might proceed to take each other in marriage

 

in Some Convenient time between this and the next

 

monthly meeting observing the Good order of Truth

 

in the accomplishing of it and Jabez Barker and Isaac

 

Smith are appointed to see their marriage Consumma

 

ted in the sd good order and make return to ye next month

 

ly meeting And Benjamin Russell the Son of Jonathan

 

Russell and Hannah Allen the Daughter of John Allen

 

did Lay their intention of taking each other in marriage

 

before this meeting and were desired to wait till the

 

next monthly meeting for their answer

 

And Adam Mott and Joseph Tucker are appointed to

 

See into the young mans Clearness as to marriag and

 

Conversation and make return to the next monthly

 

meeting And Abraham Tucker gives this meeting an

 

account that the marriage of Joseph Barker and

 

Rebecca Smith was performed in the good order

 

of truth as far as he Saw

 

The friends that were appointed to attend the Quarterly

 

Meeting have attended it all except John Tucker and

 

Drawn an Epistle to the Same

 

And wherea[s] James Russell hath signifyed to this meeting

 

that his Son James has set up his publishment against

 

his Consent and Contrary to the order Established amongst

 

Friends Therefor Jabez Barker and Isaac Smith are

 

appointed to talk with his Son to know the reason of his

 

disorder and make report to the next monthly meeting

 

And Ruben Davel [Davol] and Seth Shearman hath desired

 

leave to Sollemnize their marriag on a weekday meeting

 

for worship which is granted

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 20th day of ye 12th month 1737/8

 

The Severall meetings therto belonging Called upon for

 

Dartmouth Adam Mott and Abraham Tucker present

 

for Rochester none appeared Adam Mott and Joseph

 

Tucker makes report to this meeting that they have

 

made inquiry into Benjamin Russells Clearness and

 

find nothing to hinder his intended marriage

 

The Quarterly meetings Epistle was read at this meeting

 

and well accepted And Benjamin Russell and Hannah

 

Allen appeared at this meeting for their answer

 

And their answer was that they might proceed to

 

take each other in marriage in Some Convenient

 

time between this and the next monthly meeting and

 

Adam Mott and Joseph Tucker are appointed to See

 

their marriage Consummated in the good order of

 

truth and make return to the next monthly meeting

 

And Jabez Barker and Isaac Smith gives this

 

meeting an account that they wer at Seth Shearman

 

and Ruth Laphams marriage and Saw nothing but

 

that it was Sollemnized in the good order of Truth

 

And John Russell and John Lapham also Signifies

 

that Ruben Davel [Davol] and Mary Ricketsons marriage

 

was accomplished in good order

 

And whereas there is a report that Abraham Tucker the

 

Son of Henry Tucker is guilty of being the father of Ruth

 

Slocums Child and he not Clearing him selfe to Friend Satis

 

faction it is the mind of this meeting that he [remain?] under

 

Dealing

 

(1738)

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting house

 

in Dartmouth on the 20th day of the first month 1738

 

Dartmouth meeting Called Isaac Howland and Georg[e] Soule

 

present The Friends that were appointed to see Benjan

 

Russell and Hannah Allens marriag Sollemnized makes

 

report to this meeting that it was accomplished in good

 

order according to their Judgments

 

And Jacob Shearman and Margrate Prance [Prince] was

 

at this meeting and laid their intention of taking

 

Each other in marriage and were desired to wait till

 

the next monthly meeting for their answer And John

 

Lapham and Isaac Howland are appointed to inspect

 

into the young mans Clearness and make return to

 

to the next monthly meeting

 

And this meeting is adjourned till the first day in the next month

 

This meeting being mett according to adjournment this

 

first day of the 2d month 1738

 

An account of visiting Friends families both of Coaksett

 

and Ponaganset was presented to this meeting

 

John Tucker William Wood and James Barker are

 

appointed to attend the Quarterly meeting and to draw

 

an Epistle to the Same

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth the 17th day of the 2d month 1738

 

Dartmouth meeting Called Joseph Tucker present

 

Rochester meeting Called Nicholas Davis present

 

The Friends that were appointed to enquire into

 

Jacob Shearmans Clearness makes repor to this

 

meeting that they find nothing to hinder his intended mar

 

riage And Jacob She[a]rman and Margrate Prance [Prince]

 

appeared at this meeting for their answer

 

And their answer was that they might proceed to take each

 

other in marriage in Some Convenient time between this

 

and the next monthly meeting observing the good order of

 

Truth in the performance thereof and John Lapham and

 

Isaac Howland are appointed to see their marriage Consummated

 

and make return to the next monthly meeting

 

The Friends that were appointed to attend the Quarterly

 

meeting have attended it all except James Barker

 

and Drawn an Epistle to the Same according to order

 

And Jacob Shearman hath desired leave to Solemnize

 

his marriage on a week day meeting for worship

 

which is granted

 

And Whereas She that was the widow of Edward Wing hath

 

brought a Scandal upon her selfe and the blessed Truth

 

by having a Child So soon after her second marriage

 

Therfore Eliashib Smith and Joseph Tucker are appoin

 

ted to go with the women to See what She Can do towards

 

making Sattisfaction

 

And there was Collected at this meeting – – £2=02s=09d

 

and John Howland is appointed git the books written

 

originally by Moses West

 

And whereas there is a Scandalous report of Abraham

 

Thomas Concerning his being the Father of a bastard

 

Child therefore John Russell and George Soule are

 

appointed to inquire into sd report and they are Sen[s]ible

 

that it is true to give advice as they may think most

 

propper in that case and make return to ye next monthly meeting

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 15th day of the 3d month 1738

 

The Severall meetings therto belonging Called upon for

 

Dartmouth James Barker and John Howland present

 

for Rochester Elisha Wing present

 

John Allen the Son of Ebenezer Allen and Margrate

 

Soule did lay their intentions of taking each other in

 

marriag before this meeting and were desired to wait

 

till the next monthly meeting for their answer

 

and Robert Kerby [Kirby] and

 

John Russell are appointed to inquire into the young

 

mans Clearness Respecting marriage and Conversation

 

and make return to the next monthly meeting

 

And Joseph Havens and Rebecca Russell did lay their

 

intentions of taking each other in marriage befor this

 

meeting and were desired to wait till the next monthly

 

meeting for their answer and James Barker and

 

Abraham Tucker are appointed to make inspection into

 

the young mans Clearness and make return to the

 

next monthly meeting

 

John Lapham and Isaac Howland gives this meeting an account

 

that Jacob Shearmans marriage was Consummated in

 

the Good order of Truth according to their judgments

 

and Patience Wood formerly Widow of Edward Wing

 

hath Sent in a paper to this meeting Signifying her

 

Sorrow for her outgoings and it is the mind of this meet

 

ing that She should take it and git somebody to read it

 

She being present at the end of the meeting of worship on

 

a first day between this and the next monthly meeting

 

And the friends that were appointed to Speak with

 

Abraham Thomas are Still Continued to Speake with

 

him and make return to the next monthly meeting

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting House

 

in Dartmouth on the 19th day of the 4th month 1738

 

the Severall meetings thereto belonging Called upon

 

for Dartmouth Eliashib Smith and James Barker

 

present for Rochester meeting Called Nicholas Davis

 

present Robert Kirby gives this meeting an account

 

that he hath not herd any thing but that John Allen

 

is Clear in relation to marriag and Conversation

 

and James Barker and Abraham Tucker gives this

 

meeting an account that they have inquired into

 

Joseph Havens Clearness and find nothing to hinder

 

his intended marriage fo

 

And John Allen and Margrate Soule appeared at this meeting

 

for their answer in relation to their taking Each other in

 

marriage and their answer was that they might proceed to

 

take each other in marriage in Some Convenient time

 

between this and the next monthly meeting observing the

 

good order of Truth in the accomplishment thereof and

 

John Russell and Robert Kirby are appointed to see their

 

marriage Consummated in the sd good order and make return

 

to the next monthly meeting

 

And Joseph Havens and Rebecca Russell appeared at this

 

meeting Desireing their answer in relation to their taking

 

Each other in marriag and their answer was that they

 

might proceed to take each other in marriage in Some

 

Convenient time between this and the next monthly

 

meeting observing the good order of Truth in the accomplish

 

ment thereof and James Barker and Abraham Tucker

 

are appointed to See their marriage Consummated in

 

the aforesd good order and make return to ye next monthly meeting

 

the Epistle from the yearly meeting at London baring —

 

date 1737 Was read at this meeting to our good Sattisfaction

 

And the Widow Elisabeth Tripp being about to remove to

 

Rhod Island to live desire a few lines by way of Certificate

 

from our monthly meeting therefore this meeting appoints

 

Jabez Baker to draw one and bring it to the next

 

monthly meeting

 

The visiters Chose for this year are for Coaksett William

 

Wood and Christopher Gifford and for Ponagansett Jedidiah

 

Allen Abraham Tucker Peleg Huddelstone [Huddlestone] and Peleg Smith

 

And for Cushnott Jacob Taber and Jonathan Taber

 

and for Rochester Elisha Wing and John Wing

 

The Friend appointed to atte[n]d the Quarterly Meeting

 

are John Tucker Elisha Wing James Barker and

 

Joseph Tucker And to Draw an Epistle to the Same

 

There was Collected at this meeting for friends use 1-17-09

 

And this meeting orders the tresurer to ^pay the Overseers

 

9 pounds, and 10 Shillings for the Last halfe years keeping the

 

Meeting House

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting House

 

in Dartmouth on the 17th day of ye 5th month 1738

 

The Severall meetings thereof Called upon for Dartmouth

 

Eliashib Smith and John Lapham present

 

for Rochester John Wing present

 

And John Russell gives this meeting an account that

 

the marriag of John Allen and Margrate Soule was

 

Sollemnized in good order according to his judgment

 

And Abraham Tucker gives this meeting an account

 

that Joseph Havens his marriage was Carried on and

 

accomplished in the good order of Truth according to

 

his Judgment

 

The Friends that were appointed to attend the Quarterly

 

meeting have attened it all but Joseph Tucker and drawn

 

an Epistle to the Same as appointed

 

And Joseph Taber hath Signified to this meeting that he

 

Desires a Certificate of his Clearness relating to marriag

 

and Conversation And Joseph Russell jur and Benjamin

 

Allen are appointed to inquire into the matter and

 

if they find things Clear to draw one and present it

 

to ye next monthly meeting

 

And Patience Woods paper hath been read as ordered

 

There was a Certificate Signed at this meeting for

 

Elisabeth Tripp And Jabez Barker is appointed to draw

 

a Certificate for William Lake

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meet

 

ing House in Dartmouth on the 21 day of the 6 month

 

1738 The Severall meetings thereunto belonging Called

 

upon for Dartmouth John Howland and John Lapham

 

present for Rochester Nicholas Davis present

 

Benjamin Allend and Joseph Russell doth Signify to this

 

Meeting that they have inquired into Joseph Tabers

 

Clearness as appointed and Find nothing but that he

 

is Clear and there was a Certificate Signed at this

 

Meeting for him

 

And ther was a Certificate Signed at this meeting for William Lake

 

and his Wife And Jonathan Taber hath Signifyed to this meeting

 

that he is not free to Serve as a visiter therefore this meeting

 

appoints Nicholas Davis in his room

 

And Benjamin Wing hath Signified to this meeting that he desires

 

a certificate of his Clearness respecting marriage and Conver

 

Sation and this meeting appoints Jabez Barker and Jedidiah

 

Allen to make inquiry into the matter and if they find things

 

Clear to Draw one and bring it to the next monthly meeting

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting House

 

in Dartmouth on the 18th day of the 7th month 1738 the Severall

 

Meetings therto belonging Called upon for Dartmouth James

 

Barker and Abraham Tucker present for Rochester

 

none appeared

 

William Ricketson the Son of William Ricketson and Hannah

 

Russell the Daughter of Benjamin Russell did lay their in

 

tentions of taking Each other in marriage before this meeting

 

and were desired to wait till ye next monthly meeting for

 

their answer and Jedidiah Allend [Allen] and Isaac Smith are

 

appointed to make inquiry into the young mans Clearness

 

as to marriage and Conversation and make return to

 

the next monthly meeting

 

And there was a Certificate Signed at this meeting for

 

Benjamin Wing And there was Collected at this meeting

 

for the use of Friends 2 pound one Shilling and 3 pence

 

And this meeting is adjourned till the first 6 day in the 8th mo:

 

This meeting being mett according to adjournment this

 

6 day of the 8th month 1738 the visitters belonging

 

to this meeting have in a generall way given in their

 

accounts of their Service in visiting Friends families

 

and Signify that they met with pretty good Sattisfaction

 

for the most part

 

The Friends appointed to attend the Quarterly meeting

 

are John Tucker Eliashib Smith and James Barker

 

and to Draw an Epistle to the Same

 
 

8At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting House

 

in Dartmouth on the 16th day of the 8 month 1738

 

the Severall meetings therein to belonging Called upon

 

for Dartmouth James Barker and Joseph Tucker present

 

for Rochester Gideon Gifford present

 

The Friends that were appointed to enquire into William

 

Ricketsons Clearness respecting marriage and Conversation

 

gives this meeting an account that they find nothing to hinder

 

his Intend marriage

 

The Friends appointed to attend the Quarterly meeting are

 

have attended it and Drawn an Epistle of the Same

 

as ordered and the Quarterly meeting Epistle was read

 

at this meeting and well accepted

 

William Ricketson and Hanna Russell appeared at

 

this meeting for their answer and their answer was

 

that they might proceed to take each other in marriage

 

in Some Convenient time between this and the next

 

monthly meeting observing the good order of Truth

 

In the performance thereof and Adam Mott and Jedidiah

 

Allen are appointed to see their marriage Consumated

 

in the above sd good order and make return to the next

 

monthly meeting

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 20th of ye 9th month 1738

 

the Severall meetings therto belonging Called upon for

 

Dartmouth Adam Mott and Jame[s] Barker present

 

for Rochester Elisha Wing present

 

And whereas Jacob Shearman and his wife are about to move to

 

the BeechWoods to live he desires a few lines by way of

 

Certificate to the monthly meeting where he is like to

 

belong and Abraham Barker the Son of James Barker

 

being a Seafaring man also desires a Certificate and

 

Jabez Barker and Isaac Smith are appointed to

 

Draw up Certificates for them both And bring them

 

to the next monthly meeting

 

And the visiters have brought an account to this meeting

 

that John Slocum being about to marry out of the order

 

Established amongst us and that he doth Signify them that

 

he intends to proceed and Doth not Seem to incline

 

to Come orderly And Adam Mott and Abraham Tucker

 

are appointed to Labour further with him and bring

 

in their account to the next monthly meeting

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 18th day of ye 10th month 1738

 

The Severall meetings thereto belonging Called upon for

 

Dartmouth James Barker and Adam Mott present

 

for Rochester Stephen Wing present

 

There was Collected at this meeting for the use of friends 1:16:3

 

the Friend that were appointed to Discourse with

 

John Slocum have done it and do not find that he

 

gives any incouragement to marry amongst us

 

And the matter is refered till the next monthly meeting

 

The Friends appointed to attend the Quarterly meeting

 

are Elisha Wing Adam Mott John Howland and

 

Abraham Tucker and to draw an Epistle to ye Same

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 15th of ye 11th month 1738

 

this meeting being Called John Howland and Isaac Howland

 

present Rochester meeting Called Elisha Wing present

 

There was 20 Shillings given by their women towards

 

keeping the meeting House

 

And Stephen Peckom [Peckham] and Keturah Arthur did lay their

 

intentions of taking each other in marriage before this

 

meeting and were desired to wait till the next monthly meet

 

ing for their answer and Joseph Russell jur and Benjamin Allen

 

are appointed to mak[e] inspection into his Clearness as to

 

marriage and Conversation and make return to the next

 

monthly meeting

 

At the request of James Barker the matter Concerning

 

John Slocum is refered to the next monthly meeting

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 19th day of the 12 month 1738/9

 

the Severall meetings therto belonging Called upon for

 

Dartmouth Eliashib Smith and Adam Mott present for

 

Rochester none appeared and there hath been inquiry made

 

Concerning Stephen Peckoms [Peckham] Clearness and the report is

 

that they find nothing to hinder his proceedings in his intended

 

marriage

 

And the Quarterly meetings Epistle was read at this meeting

 

and well accepted and agreable to the Directions of the

 

Quarterly meeting we have Concluded to come to a Subscrip

 

tion of 7 pounds towards the building of Lecester [Leicester?] meeting

 

House: Stephen Peckom [Peckham] and Keturah Arthur appeared

 

at this meeting for their answer in relation to their taking

 

Each other in marriage And their answer was that they might

 

proceed to take each other in marriage in Some Convenient

 

time between this and the next monthly meeting observing

 

the Good order of Truth in the accomplishment thereof

 

And Joseph Russell and Benjamin Allen are appointed to

 

See their marriage Consummated and make return to

 

the next monthly meeting

 

and there was a paper presented to this meeting from John

 

Slocum but friends are of the mind that it doth not

 

reach the matter in full there^fore John Tucker and James

 

Barker are appointed to Discource further with him

 

The matter Concerning John Russells allowing his daughter

 

in his house out of the order of friends is refered to the

 

next monthly meeting

 

(1739)

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting House

 

in Dartmouth on the 19 day of the 1 month 1739

 

The Severall meeting thereto belonging Called upon for Dartmouth

 

Henry Tucker present for Rochester none appeard

 

Collected at this meeting for the use of Friends 1:16:09

 

Joseph Russell and Benjamin Allen gives this meeting

 

an account that that Stephen Peckom and Keturah

 

Arthurs Marriage was Consummated in good order according to their

 

Judgment John Cornell hath Signified to this meeting

 

that he desires that he and his Children maybe under

 

the care of Friends for the time to Come

 

There hath been some discourse at this meeting Conserning

 

his Suffering his Daughter to married out of the order

 

of Friends and he seems to Justify the matter

 

Therefore this meeting appoints John Howland and

 

John Tucker to discourse further with him

 

And whereas Abraham Tucker the Son of Henry Tucker

 

Having been under dealing for some time and hath

 

done nothing to make Friends Sattisfaction it is the

 

mind of this meeting that John Howland Should acquaint

 

him that if he doth not do something in order to make

 

Sattisfaction that a Condemnation must go forth against

 

him and this meeting as adjourned till the 28th day of

 

this Instant

 

This meeting being mett according to adjournment this

 

28 day of the first month 1739 the visiter of Coaksett

 

and Ponagansett have given in their account that

 

they have visited friends Friends families under their

 

Care and find things pretty well for ye most part

 

and this meeting is adjourned till the 6 day of the 2 month

 

This meeting being mett according to adjournment

 

this 6 day of the 2d month 1739

 

The matter Concerning John Slocum and Abigail

 

Willbore is refered to the next monthly meeting

 

and whereas Abraham Tucker the Son of Henry

 

Tucker hath for some time past been unde a scandalus

 

report of being the father of a Bastard Child and been

 

under dealing Some Considerable time;

 

and he no ways Clearing himselfe to Friends Sattisfaction it is

 

the mind of this meeting that John Tucker – should Draw up a

 

Condemnation against him and bring it to the next monthly

 

meeting; And Abraham Thomas not having made Sattisfaction

 

Concerning the Scandalus report that was about him this meet

 

ing appoints George Soule and Peleg Huddlestone to desire him

 

to appear at the next monthly meeting

 

The Friends appointed to attend the Quarterly meeting and

 

draw an Epistle to the Same are John Tucker William Wood

 

and John Howland

 
 

Aat a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting House

 

in Dartmouth on the 16 day of the 2 month 1739

 

the Severall meetings therto belonging Called upon for Dartmouth

 

Joseph Russell and Isaac Howland present for Rochester

 

none appeared Robert Hall of North Kingston and Isabel

 

Shearman the Daughter of Daniel Shearman deceasd Did

 

lay their intentions of Taking Each other in marriage before

 

this meeting and were Desired to wait till the next monthly

 

meeting for their answer and John Potter of Providence

 

and Hannah Barker did lay their intentions of taking each

 

other in marriage before this meeting and were desired to

 

wait till the next monthly meeting for their answer

 

The matter concerning John Slocum is referd to the next

 

monthly meeting

 

Abigail Willbore hath sent in a paper to this meeting

 

Condemning her outgoings which this meeting accepts and

 

orders that she should read it or get some body to read it

 

at the end of the meeting of Worship on a first day between

 

this and the next monthly meeting she being present

 

And was a Condemnation presented to this meeting against

 

Abraham Tucker the Son of Henry Tucker which this meeting

 

hath Considered and John Tucker hath Signed it by order of this

 

meeting and John Tucker is ordered to read it or Cause it to

 

be read on first day after the meeting of worship between

 

this and the next monthly meeting

 

And Abraham Thomas was at this meeting and Desires

 

that Friends would wait a month longer and sinifies that

 

he hopes he shall Draw up something that may make Sattisfaction

 

And John Tucker and John Howland hath attended the Quarterly

 

Meeting and Drawn a Epistle to the Same

 

And we received an Epistle from the Quarterly meeting which

 

was read to the good Sattisfaction

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 21 day of the 3 month 1739

 

The Severall meetings therto belonging Called upon for

 

Dartmouth Eliashib Smith and John Howland present

 

for Rochester Stephen Wing present

 

Robert Hall and Isabel Shearman appeared at this meeting

 

Desireing their answer in relation to their taking each

 

other in marriage and their answer was that they might

 

proceed to take each other in marriage in Some Convenient

 

time between this and the next monthly meeting observing

 

the good order of truth in the in the performance thereof

 

and Joseph Russell and Adam Mott are appointed to See their

 

Marriage Sollemnized in Sd good order and make return

 

to ye next monthly meeting

 

And John Potter and Hannah Barker appeared at this

 

meeting Desireing their answer and their answer was

 

that they might proceed to take each other in marriage

 

in Some Convenient time between this and the next monthly

 

meeting observing the good order of truth in the accomplishment

 

thereof and Eliashib Smith and John Howland are appoin

 

ted to see their marriag Consummated in the abovesd order

 

and make return to the next monthly meeting

 

And Abigail Willbors paper not having been read it

 

is Desired that it might be done between this and

 

the next monthly meeting

 

And the matter Concerning John Slocum is refered till

 

the next monthly meeting

 

And the matter Concerning Abraham Thomas is refered

 

And whereas Benjamin Tucker hath desired a Certificate

 

of his Clearness as to marriage and Conversation this

 

meeting appoints Benjamin Allen and John Howland

 

to make inquiry into his Clearness and to Draw one

 

and bring to the next monthly meeting if they think

 

propper

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 18th day of the 4 month 1739

 

The Severall meetings therto belonging Called upon for Dartmouth

 

John Howland and Joseph Tucker present for Rochester none appeared

 

by appointment Abraham Stafford the Son of Joseph Stafford

 

of Tiverton and Ruth Wood the Daughter of William Wood of Dartmouth

 

did lay their intentions of taking Each other in marriage before

 

this meeting and were desired to wait till ye next monthly

 

meeting for their answer

 

Joseph Russell and Adam Mott gives this meeting an account

 

that Robert Hall and Isabel Shearmans marriage was

 

Consummated in the good order of Truth as far as they Saw

 

Eliashib Smith and John Howland gives this meeting an

 

account that John Potter and Hannah Barkers marriage

 

was Consummated in the good order of Truth according to

 

their Judgment

 

And Abram Tuckers Condemnation hath been read

 

and is as Followeth

 

Whereas Abraham Tucker the Son of Henry Tucker

 

of Dartmouth in the County of Bristol in the Province

 

of the Massachusets Bay in New England hath been brought

 

up among Friends the People Called Quakers out of late

 

hath been accused to be the Father of a bastard Child

 

and not Clearing himselfe of sd accusation to the Sattisfaction

 

of Friends Therefore this meeting is Concerned to give

 

this forth as a Testimony against him the sd Abraham

 

Tucker Denying him the to be one in unity with

 

us the people called Quakers; yet Desiring that he

 

may Come to a Sight and Sence of his outgoings and to

 

a true and unfeigned Repentance

 

Given forth at our monthly meeting held in Dartmouth

 

the 16:th day of the 2 month 1739

 

Signed by order and in behalfe of sd meeting by

     

John Tucker Clerk

 

The matter Concerning Abigail Willbor and John

 

Slocum is refered to the next monthly meeting

 

The Epistle from the yearly meeting in London bearing

 

date 1738 was read at his meeting to good Sattisfaction

 

The Visiters Chose for this year are for Ponagansett

 

Peleg Smith Abraham Tucker John Howland and James

 

Barker and for Coaksett Jonathan Wood and

 

Christopher Gifford jur:

 

For Rochester Elisha Wing and Savory Clifton and for

 

Cushnet Jacob Taber and Benjamin Allen

 

and this meeting hath given Benjamin Tucker a Certificate

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 16 day of the 5 month 1739

 

The Severall meetings thereto belonging Called upon for

 

Dartmouth John Howland and James Barker present

 

for Rochester Elish Wing present

 

And Abraham Stafford and Ruth Wood not appearing

 

at this meeting for their answer it is refered till the

 

next monthly meeting

 

And the paper that Abigail Willbore Sent in not being

 

read it is Still refered

 

And Whereas John Wing the Son of John Wing and Hannah

 

Gifford the Daughter of Gideon Gifford of Rochester

 

being near in relation one to the other have proceeded

 

in marriage Contrary to the good order Established among

 

us and also to the wholesome advice of their parents

 

and Friends given them in that affair it is the Con

 

clusion of this meeting that a Condemnation should go

 

forth against them and Isaac Smith is ordered to draw

 

up one and bring it to ye next monthly meeting

 

and John Wing is aded to Elisha Wing and Savory Clifton

 

to Serve as a visiter for ye year Insuing

 

And Whereas our Friends Robert Mosher and John

 

Mosher and Joseph Brownell being now under Con

 

finement upon Truth account this meeting appoints

 

Joseph Tripp and Nathanael Potter to See Concerning them

 

and their Families Sircumstance that they do not

 

Suffer too much and to be assisting in that affair and

 

bring in their accounts to the monthly meeting

 

and there was 1-04-0 overplus Concerning Some Subscrip

 

tion that hath been made which is ordered to into

 

the Stock

 

And this meeting orders the Treasurer to pay the overseers

 

the Sum of 3 pounds and 10 Shillings for halfe a year

 

keeping the meeting House

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 20 day of the 6 month 1739

 

The Severall meetings therto belonging Called upon for

 

Dartmouth Eliashib Smith and Adam Mott present for

 

Rochester Elisha Wing present

 

Abraham Stafford and Ruth Wood appeared at this meeting

 

for their answer in relation to their taking each other

 

in marriage and their answer was that they might

 

proceed to take each other in marriage in Some Convenient

 

tim between this and the next monthly meeting observing

 

the good order of Truth in the performance thereof and Joseph

 

Tripp and Christopher Gifford are appointed to see their

 

marriage Consummated in the abovesd order and make

 

return to the next monthly meeting

 

The paper that Abigail Willbore Sent in hath been

 

read and is a followeth

 

To the monthly meeting of Dartmouth I am Sorry for

 

my outgoings in Breaking the good orders of Friends I hope

 

the Lord will pass it forgive me and that Friends would

 

pass it by and receive me under their Care it was not

 

the little Esteam that I had of friends that Caused me to to Leave

 

Them

Abigail Willbore

 

and the matter Concerning Abraham Thomas is refered

 

to the next monthly meeting

 

The matter Concerning John Russells Suffering his daughter

 

to married out of the order of friends is refered to the

 

next monthly meeting^Consideration of ye Quarterly meeting

 

And Adam Mott hath paid 3 pound and ten Shillings

 

to the overseers as ordered

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 17th day of the 7th month 1739

 

The Severall meetings therto belonging Called uppon for

 

Dartmouth Benjamin Allen and Abraham Tucker

 

present For Rochester Stephen Wing present

 

Joseph Tripp and Christopher Gifford gives this meeting

 

an account that that they was at the Sollemnizing of

 

the marriag of Abraham Stafford and Ruth Wood and

 

Saw nothing but that it was performed in good order

 

William Russell and Elisabeth Willbore did lay their

 

intentions of taking each other in marriage before this

 

meeting and were desired to wait till the next monthly

 

meeting for their answer

 

And Isaac Howland and Peleg Smith are appointed are

 

appointed to inquire into William Russells Clearness

 

Respecting marriage and Conversation and make

 

return to the next monthly meeting

 

And Joseph Taber the Son of Joseph Taber and Mary

 

Tinkham the Daughter of John Tinkham did lay

 

their intentions of taking each other in marriage

 

before this meeting and were desired to wait till the next

 

monthly meeting for their answer and Benjamin

 

Allen and Joseph Russell are appointed to See into

 

the young mans Clearness respecting marriage and

 

Conversation and make return to the next monthly

 

meeting There was Collected at this meeting 1-15:03

 

The visiters of of Rochester and Coaksett have given

 

in their accounts of their Service in visiting friends

 

families and this meeting is adjourned till the first

 

6 day in the next month

 

This meeting being mett according to adjournment

 

this 5th day of the 8th month 1739 the visiters of Cushnet

 

have given in their account that they have in a

 

generall way visited the families of friends under

 

their Care and find things in a generall way pretty well

 

And the visiters of Ponagansett have given in their

 

account that they have been in the Service of visit

 

ing friends families and find things for the most

 

part pretty well as far as they Saw

 

There was a condemnation signed at this against

 

Abraham Thomas and John Tucker is appointed

 

to see that it be read at the End of the meeting

 

for worship on a first day between this and the

 

next monthly meeting

 

Joseph Brownell Robert Mosher and John Mosher

 

have given in an account in writing of their discharge

 

from prison

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 15th day of the 8th month 1739

 

the Severall meetings thereto belonging Called upon for

 

Dartmouth Benjamin Allen and Isaac Howland present

 

for Rochester John Wing present Isaac Howland and

 

Peleg Smith gives this meeting an account that they

 

find nothing to hind his proceedings in his intended marriage

 

And Joseph Russell and Benjamin Allen makes report

 

to this meeting that they have made inquiry into the

 

Clearness of Joseph Taber jur: and find nothing to hinder

 

his intended marriage

 

And William Russell and Elisabeth Willbore appeared at

 

this meeting for their their answer and their answer

 

was that they might proceed to take each other in mar

 

riage in Some Convenient time between this and the next

 

monthly meeting Observing the good order of Truth in the

 

accomplishment thereof and Jedidiah Allen and Holder

 

Slocum are appointed to See their marriage Consummated

 

and make Return to the next monthly meeting

 

And Joseph Taber and Mary Tinkham appeared at this

 

meeting for their answer and their answer was that

 

they might proceed to take each other in marriage in

 

Some convenient time between this and the next monthly

 

meeting and observing the good order of truth in the

 

performance thereof and Benjamin Allen and Joseph

 

Russell are appointed to See their marriage Sollemnized

 

in the good order of truth and make return to the next

 

monthly meeting

 

The Friends that were appointed to attend the Quarter

 

ly meeting have attended it according to the order of

 

the last monthly meeting

 

And Abraham Thomases Condemnation hath been

 

read as ordered and is as followeth

 

Whereas Abraham Thomas of Dartmouth in the County

 

of Bristol in the province of the massachusets Bay in

 

New England being one that hath had his Education

 

Amongst us The People Called Quakers yet for want

 

of an upright and sircumspect walking hath gone from

 

his Education into many things which are not Consistant

 

with our holy profession and also hath been accused

 

with Comitting the Scandalus Sin of Fornication which

 

which he no ways Clearing him Selfe from and Friends

 

have long waited and laboured with him in order to

 

bring him to a Sight and Sence of his outgoings but as

 

yet nothing doth appear as Effectual in that respect

 

therefore it is thought best for the Clearing of the Truth

 

from Such Enormities and those that are found in

 

them to to give this forth as a publick testimony against

 

it Denying him the Sd Abraham Thomas to be one in

 

unity with us the aforeSd people yet truly desiring

 

that he may Come to a Sight and Sence of his outgoings

 

and to unfeigned Repentance

 

Given for that our monthly meeting Held in Dartmouth by adjournment

 

on the 5th day of the 8th month 1739 and Signed by order

 

And in behalfe of Sd meeting John Tucker: Clerk

 

And John Wing and his wives Condemnation hath

 

been read as appointed

 

Whereas John Wing the Son of John Wing and Hannah

 

Gifford Daughter of Gideon Gifford of both of Rochester

 

in the County of Plymouth ine Province of the Mas

 

sachusets Bay in New England being Educated in

 

the way of Truth their Parents professing to be of us

 

the people Called Quakers yet for want of keeping

 

to their Education and a true Sircumspect walking

 

have gone out of unity with us and taken each other in

 

marriage in the common way of other people they being

 

also nearer in relation to each other than is allowed

 

to marry amongst us For which disorderly proceeding

 

Contrary to the advice of their Parents and other friends

 

that were Concerned for their their good

 

We can do no less than give this forth as a Publick

 

Testimony against them Denying the the Sd John Wing

 

and Hannah his wife to be now in unity with us

 

the people Called Quakers yet truly desiring that they may

 

Come to a Sight of all their outgoings and to unfeigned

 

Repentance Given forth at our monthly meeting held in

 

Dartmouth on the 20th: day of the 6 month 1739 - - -

 

and Signed by order Sd meeting by John Tucker Clerk-

 

The Friends that were appointed to attend the Quarterly meeting

 

are have attended it and Drawn an Epistle to the Same

 

as ordered and the Quarterly meeting Epistle was read

 

at this meeting and well accepted

 

and the matter between this meeting and John Russell

 

was made up at the Quarterly meeting to this meetings

 

Sattisfaction

 

and whereas James Russell the Son of James Russell

 

hath gon out of the way of friends in his marriag Contrary

 

to his Fathers Consent this meeting appoints Isaac Howland

 

and Peleg Smith to discourse with him to see Whither

 

he hath any mind to make Sattisfation

 

and John Slocum not having done any thing to friends

 

Sattisfaction for the Disorders that he hath been in

 

Holder Slocum is ordered to let him know that if he

 

doth not do something further Judgment must go forth

 

against him

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 19th day of the 9th month 1739

 

The Severall meetings therto belonging Called upon for

 

Dartmouth none appeared by appointment

 

for Rochester Nicholas Davis present

 

Jedidiah Allen and and Holder Slocum gives this meeting

 

an account that William Russell and Elisabeth Willbores

 

marriage was Consummated in the good order of

 

Truth according to their Judgments

 

Isaac Howland and Peleg Smith are Continued to

 

labour with James Russell jur: for his outgoings Holder

 

Slocum is Still Continued labour further with John

 

Slocum

 
 

At a monthly meeting held at our meeting House in

 

Dartmouth on the 17 day of the 10 month 1739 the Severall

 

meetings therto belonging Called upon for Dartmouth

 

for Dartmouth John Howland and Adam Mott present

 

none appeared for Rochester

 

John Slocum hath given in a paper to this meeting Condemn

 

ing his outgoing which hath been read and this meeting

 

takes up with it for Sattisfaction and is as followeth

 

To the monthly meeting to be held in Dartmouth on the

 

on the 17th day of the 10th month 1739

 

Dear I have gone out of the good order Established in marri

 

age and going to training which things I am Sorry for

 

and all the other my Conversation which the Testimony of truth is

 

against that I am Come to a Sight of and I do Desire

 

that you would pass it by as far as belongs to you and

 

that I might Still remain under your Care

     

John Slocum

 

And Isaac Howland and Peleg Smith are ordered to

 

Draw up James Russell jur, Condemnation if he doth

 

nothing him selfe and bring it to the next monthly meeting

 

And this meeting is adjourned till the first 6 day in the next month

 

This meeting bein mett according to adjournment

 

This 4th day of the 11th month 1739/40 Abraham Tucker and

 

Joseph Tucker are appointed to Oversee the meeting

 

House the year insuing

 

and Adam Mott hath paid 3 pound ten Shillings

 

as ordered to the overseers

 

Elisha Wing Joseph Tucker and Peleg Smith are appoin

 

ted to at attend the Quarterly meeting and Draw

 

an Epistle to the Same

 

There hath bee considerable of Discourse at this

 

at this Concernin the differance between the

 

visiters of this meeting and Phebe Tucker which

 

is refered to the next monthly meeting

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meet

 

ing House in Dartmouth on the 21 day of ye 11th m 1739/40

 

Dartmouth meeting Called Thomas Smith and John

 

Shepherd present Rochester meeting Called and

 

none appeared Peleg Cornell the Son of Thomas

 

Cornell and Mary Russell daughter of Joseph

 

Russell did lay their intentions of taking each

 

other in marriage before this meeting

 

And were Desired to wait for their answer ill the next monthly

 

meeting and George Soule and Benjamin Wing were appointed

 

to inquire into the young mans Clearness respecting marriage

 

and Conversation and make return to the next monthly

 

meeting Isaac Howland and Peleg Smith not having Drawn

 

up James Russells Condemnation are Still Continued to do it

 

against the next monthly meeting

 

The Friends that were appointed to attend the Quarterly meeting

 

have attended it and Drawn an Epistle to the Same as ordered

 

The Quarterly meeting Epistle hath been read at this

 

Meeting And well accepted There was 20 Shillings given by

 

the Women towards keeping the meeting House

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 18th day of ye 12th month 1739/40

 

The Severall meetings thereto belonging Called upon for

 

Dartmouth John Howland and James Barker present

 

for Rochester none appeared

 

George Soule gives this meeting an account that he

 

hath mad Inquiry into Peleg Cornells Clearness and

 

finds nothing to hinder his intended marriage

 

Peleg Cornell and Mary Russell appeared at this meet

 

ing Desiring their Answer in relation to their taking

 

Each other in marriage and were answered that

 

the might proceed to take each other in marriage

 

in Some Convenient time between this and the next

 

monthly meeting Observing the good order of truth in the

 

accomplishment thereof and John Howland Benjamin

 

Allen are appointed to See their marriage Consummated

 

in the above Sd good order and make return to the next

 

and David Smith and Jane Brown appeared at this

 

meeting and did lay their intentions taking each other

 

in marriage before this meeting and were desired to

 

wait till the next monthly meeting for their answer

 

and James Barker and John Shepherd are appointed

 

to inquire into the young mans Clearness respecting mar

 

riage and Conversation and make return to the

 

next monthly meeting

 

And James Russell Juner hath hath given in a

 

Paper Condemning his outgoings in respect to his mar

 

riage and going to Training which this meeting accepts of

 

and he to remain under our Care

 

And this meeting hath received a paper Signed by Eunice

 

Akin Condemning her outgoings Which this meeting orders

 

that She Should git Some body to read at the end of the meet

 

ing of Worship on a first day She being present

 

(1740)

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 17th day of the first

 

Month 1740 The Severall meetings thereunto belonging

 

Called upon for Dartmouth John Howland and Abraham

 

Tucker present For Rochester Stephen Wing present

 

James Barker and John Shepherd makes report to this meeting

 

that that they have made inquiry into David Smiths Clearness

 

Respecting marriage and Conversation and find nothing to

 

hinder his proceeding in his intended marriage

 

And the Friends appointed to inquire into^see Peleg Cornells

 

marriage Consummated gives this meeting an account

 

that it was orderly Carried on

 

David Smith and Jane Brown appeared at this meeting for

 

their answer in relation to their taking each other in marriage

 

and their answer was that they might proceed to take each

 

other in marriage in Some Convenient time between

 

this and the next monthly meeting Observing ye good order

 

of Truth in the performance thereof And John Howland and

 

Isaac Smith are appointed to See their marriage Consumma

 

ted and make return to ye next monthly meeting

 

And George Allen and Rachel Smith did lay their Intentions

 

of taking Each other in marriage before this meeting and

 

were desired to wait till ye next monthly meeting for their

 

Answer and Joseph Russell and Joseph Taber are appointed to

 

to See into the young mans Clearness respecting marriage

 

and Conversation and make return to ye next monthly meeting

 

There was Collected at this meeting for ye use of Friends 2£:00s:07d

 

And whereas there hath been a differance between this

 

meeting and Phebe Tucker this meeting appoints Nicholas Davis

 

John Howland Jonathan Wood Barnabas Howland and Isaac Smith

 

a Comtee with the women to hear and and Determine the matter

 

and make return to the next monthly meeting

 

And this meeting is adjourned till the youths meeting

 

On the 4th day of ye 2d month 1740 Friends mett according to

 

adjournment Benjamin Tripp Son of Joseph Tripp hath Signified to

 

this meeting that he hath an intention of marriage with Martha

 

Luther of Swansy And desires a Certificate thefore this meeting

 

appoints Christopher Gifford and Peleg Huddelstone to enquire into

 

his Clearness as to marriage and Conversation and ma

 

draw a Certificate if they find nothing to hinder

 

And this meeting appoints John Tucker John Howland John Lapham

 

And James Barker to attend the Quarterly meeting and Draw an

 

Epistle to the Same

 

The Visiters belonging to Coaksett and Ponagansett have

 

brought in their accounts of visiting to pretty good Satisfaction

 

for the most part

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting House

 

in Dartmouth on the 21 day of the 2d month 1740

 

Dartmouth meeting Called John Howland and Adam Mott

 

present for Rochester John Wing present

 

Friends Having enquired into George Allen Clearness find

 

nothing to hinder his intended marriag with Rachel Smith

 

and George Allen and Rachel Smith appeared at this meeting

 

for their Answer and their answer was that they might

 

proceed to take Each other in marriage in Some Convenient

 

time between this And the next monthly meeting and

 

Adam Mott and Joseph Tucker are appointed to See their

 

marriage Consummated and make return to the next

 

monthly meeting. The Friends that were appointed to

 

attend ye Quarterly meeting and Draw the Epistle have

 

done it according to order

 

And and hereas Benjamin Tripp desired a Certificate and

 

Friends Having made Enquiry and find nothing to Hinder

 

have granted the Same

 

And William Hart and Mary Shepherd did lay their Intention

 

of taking each other in marriage before this meeting

 

and were desired to wait til the next monthly meeting for

 

their answer and Eliashib Smith and Adam Mott are

 

appointed to Make Enquiry into his Clearness as to marriage

 

and Conversation and make return to the next monthly

 

Meeting And this meeting appoints John Tucker and

 

Isaac Howland to Labour with Eleazer Smith for his disorder

 

John Howland and Isaac Smith makes report to this meeting

 

that David Smith and Jane Browns marriag was orderly

 

Carried on

 

The Com:tte nominated to hear and Determine Phebe Tuckers

 

Case have taken up for Sattisfaction a Paper of Acknowledg

 

ment Signed by the Sd Phebe Tucker and hath appointed Joseph

 

Tucker to read it it publickly on a First day after the meeting

 

of Worship between this and the next monthly meeting

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting House

 

in Dartmouth on the 20th day of ye 3d month 1740

 

Dartmouth meeting Called John Howland and Adam Mott

 

present, Rochester meeting Called and none appeared

 

Adam Mott and Joseph Tucker makes report to this

 

Meeting that George Allens Marriage was Carried on in

 

good order the Friends that were appointed to Enquire into

 

William Harts Clearness makes report to this meeting

 

that they find nothing to Hinder his intended marriage

 

William Hart and Mary Shepherd appeared at this meeting

 

for their answer relating to their taking each other in

 

marriage And 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 the

 

good order of Truth in the accomplishment thereof

 

And Eliashib Smith and Adam Mott are appointed to See

 

their marriage Sollemnized and make return to the next

 

Monthly meeting

 

And Joseph Tripp and Judeth Mosher did lay their intentions

 

of taking each other in marriage before this meeting and

 

Jonathan Wood and Benjamin Shearman are appointed

 

to enquire into the young mans Clearness respecting mar

 

riage and Conversation and make return to the next

 

monthly meeting. The matter Concerning Eleazer Smith

 

is refered to ye next monthly meeting

 

And Phebe Tuckers paper of acknowledgement hath been read

 

according to order and is a followeth

 

To the monthly meeting of Friends in Dartmouth

 

Well Esteamed Friends Whereas my mannagement in

 

that affair of Ruth Slocums as it hath been resented hath

 

Caused a great uneasiness amongst Friends too acknowledge

 

that it was not so propper as it ought to have been

 

and in particular that of offoring her forty pounds.

 

more than her Lagacy which hath proved of a bad Consequence

 

and I Do acknowledge that my Conduct in the affair hath

 

brought a dishonour to the Truth which I do hereby Condemn

 

and am Sorry for it and hope to be more Careful for

 

the time to Come

 

Dated in Dartmouth the 4th day of 2 month 1740

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held

{Phebe Tucker

 

at our meeting House in Dartmouth on the 23d Day of

 

the 4th month 1740 this meeting being Called Eliashib Smith

 

and Adam Mott appeared for Dartmouth for Rochester

 

none appeared

 

Eliashib Smith and Adam Mott gives this meeting an

 

account that William Harts marriag was accomplished

 

in good order And Jonathan Wood and Benjamin Shearman

 

makes report to this meeting that they have made enquiry

 

into Joseph Tripps Clearness respecting marriage and Con

 

versation And find nothing to hinder his intended marriage

 

Joseph Tucker and Simeon Gifford are appointed to enquire

 

into Lot Tripps Clearness respecting marriage and

 

Conversation and if they find things Clear to Draw up

 

Some thing for him and bring it to the next monthly meeting

 

Joseph Tripp and Judeth Mosher appeared at this meeting

 

Desiring an answer as to their taking Each other

 

in marriage and their Answer was that they might

 

proceed to take Each other in marriage in Some Con

 

venient time between this and the next monthly

 

meeting observing the good order of Truth in the

 

performance thereof and James Shearman and

 

Isaac Smith are appointed to See their marriage

 

Sollemnized and make return to the next month

 

ly meeting

 

The Epistle from the yearly meeting held in London

 

in the year 1739 was read at this meeting to good

 

Sattisfaction And Eleazer Smith and his wife have

 

given in a paper to this meeting Condemning their

 

outgoings which this meeting accepts and orders that

 

they read it or git some body to do it on a first day at the

 

end of the meeting of Worship between this and the next

 

monthly meeting

 

There was Collected at this meeting £1:10s=00d

 

The matter Concerning Chusing an Elder for Coakset

 

meeting to assist William Wood is refered to the

 

Consideration of ye next monthly meeting

 

And this meeting orders Isaac Smith to make up

 

the meetings accompts with Adam Mott

 

And John Tucker Eliashib Smith John Howland and

 

James Barker ar appointed to attend the Quarterly

 

meeting and Draw and Epistle to ye Same

 

The Choice of visiters is refered to the next monthly meeting

 

And this meeting orders Adam Mott to pay to the over

 

seers five pounds one Shilling for keeping the meeting

 

House halfe a year and Some [otherges?]

 

5 mo:

1740

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting

House in Dartmouth on the 21 day of the 5th month 1740

 

The Severall meetings therto belonging Called upon for

 

Dartmouth Isaac Howland and Adam Mott present

 

for Rochester none appeared

 

The Friends appointed to Draw up Lot Tripps Certificate

 

have done it and John Tucker hath signed it by order

 

of this meeting the Friends that were appointed to See

 

Joseph Tripps marriage Consummated gives an account

 

that it was accomplished in good order according to their

 

Judgment

 

Daniel Russell and Edith Howland appeared at this meeting

 

and Lay,d their intentions of taking each other in marriage

 

and were Desired to wait till the next monthly meeting

 

for their answer And Eliashib Smith and Adam Mott

 

are appointed to See into the young mans Clearness

 

and make report to the next monthly meeting

 

Eleazar Smith and his wives acknowledgement hath

 

been read according to order and is as followeth

 

To the monthly meeting of Friends in Dartmouth

 

Well Respected Friends Whereas we through the Subtile

 

Insinuations of the Evil Spirit Which Worketh in the

 

Children of Disobedience have given Way to a dishonest

 

conversation as is manifest – by our having a child in a

 

short time after marriag which we do acknowledge

 

to be a Skandal to the blessed Truth and a reproach to the pro

 

fessors thereof aknowledging our outgoings and Condemning

 

ourselves hoping that god will forgive us in this respect

 

and all others wherein we have been amiss

 

And we Desire that you our Friends would have a Watchful

 

Care over us for the time to come

     

Eleazar Smith

     

Meribah Smith

 

Isaac Smith is Still Continued to make up the accompts

 

With the Treasurer

 

The Friend that wer appointed to make up accom

 

attend the Quarterly meeting have most of them attended

 

it and Drawn an Epistle to the Same

 

The Quarterly meeting Epistle Was read out this meeting and

 

Well accepted the Choice of visiters is refered til ye

 

next monthly meeting

 

6 mo:

1740

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

House in Dartmouth on the 18 day of the 6th month 1740

 

Dartmouth meeting Called Adam Mott and Thomas Smith

 

present Rochester meeting Called none appeared

 

the friend that were appointed to see into Daniel

 

Russells Clearness gives this meeting an account that

 

they find nothing to hinder his intended marriage

 

And Isaac Smith hath made up this meetings accompts

 

With Adam Mott and there remains in the Stock 3:09:06

 

Daniel Russell and Edith Howland appeared at this

 

Meeting for the answer relating to their taking each

 

other in marriage and their answer was that they might

 

proceed to take Each other in marriage in Some

 

Convenient time between this and the next monthly

 

Meeting observing the good order of truth in the perfor

 

mance thereof and Jedidiah Allen and George Soule

 

are appointed to see their marriage Consummated

 

and make return to the next monthly meeting

 

And Daniel Russell desired leave of this meeting to

 

Sollemnize his marriage on a fourth day Which is

 

granted

 

The visiters Chose for this year ar for Coaksett are

 

Joseph Tripp and Nathanael Potter

 

And for Ponansett Joseph Tucker Jedidiah Allen Abraham

 

Tucker Eliashib Smith Adam Mott and Peleg Smith

 

And for Cushnot Benjamin Allen and Jacob Taber

 

7 mo:

1740

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting

House in Dartmouth on the 15th day of the 7th month 1740

 

Dartmouth meeting Called John Howland and Adam Mott

 

present George Soule and Jedidiah Allen gives this meet

 

ing an account that Daniel Russells marriage was

 

mannaged in good order as far as they Saw

 

Nathanal Bowdish and Frances Lapham did Lay

 

their intention of marriage before this meeting and

 

were desired to wait till the next monthly meeting

 

for their Answer and John Howland and Abraham

 

Tucker are appointed to enquire into Nathanael

 

Bowdishes Clearness respecting marriage and Conver

 

sation and make return to ye next monthly meeting

 

and this meeting is adjourned till the first sixeth day in

 

the eighth month next

 

This meeting being mett according to adjournment this

 

3d day of the 8th month 1740

 

The visiters of our Severall Weekly meetings have

 

given in their accounts of their service in in that

 

affair and they find things for the most part pretty well

 

John Tucker James Barker Adam Mott and William

 

Wood are appointed to attend the Quarterly meeting

 

and to Draw an Epistle to the Same

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 20th day of ye 8th month 1740

 

this meeting being Called John Howland and Abraham

 

Tucker present

 

The Friends that were appointed to attend the Quar

 

terly meeting have attended it Some of them and

 

Drawn an Epistle to the Same

 

The Friends that were to inspect into Nathanael

 

Bowdishes Clearness makes report to this meeting

 

that they find nothing to hind his proceedings in his

 

Intended Marriage.

 

Nathanael Bowdish and Frances Lapham appeared at this

 

meeting for their answer in relation to their taking each

 

other in marriage And their answer was that they they

 

might proceed to take each other in marriage in Some

 

Convenient time between this and the next monthly

 

meeting observing the good order Established amongst

 

friends in the accomplishing thereof

 

And Isaac Howland and Peleg Smith are appointed

 

to See their marriage Consummated and make

 

return to the next monthly meeting

 

The Quarterly meeting Epistle was read at this

 

Meeting and well accepted

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 17th day of ye 9th month 1740

 

Dartmouth meeting Called James Barker present

 

Isaac Howland and Peleg Smith gives this meeting an

 

account that Nathanael Bowdish and Frances

 

Laphams marriage was Consummated in good

 

Order

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meet

 

ing House in Dartmouth on the 15th day of the 10th month

 

1740 This meeting being Called Abraham Tucker

 

and Joseph Tucker present

 

There was Collected at this meeting for the use of

 

Friends with mony that the women gave in £2:11s=02d

 

This meeting appoints Adam Mott Thomas Smith

 

Joseph Tucker and James Barker to attend the

 

Quarterly meeting and Draw an Epistle to ye Same

 

Our ancient Friend John Tucker hath requested of

 

this meeting that Isaac Smith should be appointed in

 

his room to record the Deaths and births of Friends

 

which this meeting hath Consented to an Isaac Smith

 

is appointed for that purpos

 

And this meeting orders Adam Mott to pay to the glazier

 

for glazing done about the meeting House £2 – 12 – 00

 

and also to pay the overseers ~~~~~~~~~~ 3 – 10 – 00

 

for halfe a years keeping the meeting House

 

And Joseph Tucker and Abraham Tucker are appoint

 

=ed overseers for ye meeting House the year insuing

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends Held at our meet

 

=ing House in Dartmouth on the 19th day of the 11th month

 

1740: this meeting being Called John Howland and

 

Adam Mott present

 

The Friends appointed to attend the Quarterly meeting

 

were none of them there by reason of the Difficulty

 

of the Season

 

Adam Mott hath paid to the glazier £2:12s as ordered

 

and £3:10s:00 to the overseers

 

There was Collected at this meeting — £0:19s=06d

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 16 day of the 12th month 1740

 

This meeting being Called Thomas Smith present

 

This meeting appoints Abraham Tucker Adam Mott

 

and Peleg Smith to Labour with Daniel Howland

 

to Endeavour that he may Conform so as to be married

 

among friends.

 

And this meeting is adjourned till the 25th day

 

of this Instant

 

This meeting being meet according to adjournment

 

this 25th day of the 12th month 1740

 

Daniel Howland and Mary Slocum did lay their

 

Intentions of taking Each other in marriage before

 

this meeting and were desired to wait till the next

 

monthly meeting for their answer

 

And Abraham Tucker and Peleg Smith are app

 

ointed to See into ye young mans Clearness respect

 

ing marriage and Conversation and make

 

return to the next monthly meeting

 

(1741)

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 16 day of the first month

 

1741 Dartmouth meeting Called James Barker and

 

Abraham Tucker present

 

The Friend that were appointed to See into Daniel

 

Howlands Clearness

 

makes report to this meeting that they find nothing to

 

hinder his intended marriage

 

Daniel Howland and Mary Slocum appeared at this meet

 

ing for their answer in relation to their taking each

 

other in marriage and their answer was that they

 

might proceed to take each other in marriage in Some

 

Convenient time between this and the next monthly

 

meeting observing the good order of Truth in the

 

accomplishment thereof and Adam Mott and Jedediah

 

Allen are appointed to See thir marriage Consummated

 

and make return to the next monthly meeting

 

There was Collected at this meeting £1:06s:00d

 

The Quarterly meeting Epistle was read at this meeting

 

and kindly accepted

 

And James Tripp hath Sent in a paper to this meeting

 

Signifying his Sorrow for his Disorderly marriage

 

and Desires to Come under the Care of Friends which

 

this meeting takes up with

 

And this meeting is adjourned til the first day in

 

the next month

 

This meeting being met according to adjournment

 

this 3d day of the 2d month 1741

 

The visiters of Coakset meeting have given in a Com

 

fortable account of their Service in that affair

 

Adam Mott John Howland and James Barker are

 

appointed to attend ye Quarterly meeting next and

 

to Draw an Epistle to ye Same

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 20th day of ye 2d month 1741

 

Dartmouth meeting Called John Howland and Abraham

 

Tucker present

 

The Friends appointed to see Daniel Howlands marriage

 

Consummated makes report to this meeting that it

 

Was performed but not so well in all respects as they

 

Desired. William Gifford and Elisabeth Tripp did lay their

 

Intentions of takeing each other in marriage before

 

this meeting and were desired to wait til the next

 

monthly meeting for their answer

 

And Eliashib Smith and Jedidiah Allen are appointed

 

to inquire into the young mans Clearness respecting

 

marriage and conversation and make return to

 

the next monthly meeting

 

The Friends appointed to attend the Quarterly meeting

 

have done it and Drawn an Epistle to the Same

 

And the Quarterly meeting Epistle was read at this

 

meeting and well accepted

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 18th day of the 3d month

 

1741 This meeting is adjourned til the 27d of this instant

 

This meeting being met according to adjournment

 

this 27 day of the 3d month 1741 this meeting being Called

 

John Howland and Abraham Tucker present

 

The friends appointed to See into William Giffords

 

Clearness makes report to this meeting that they have

 

made inquiry into William Giffords Clearness and find

 

nothing to hinder his proceedings in his intended marriage

 

William Gifford and Elisabeth Tripp appeared at

 

this meeting for their answer in relation to their taking

 

Each other in marriage and their answer was that they

 

might proceed to take each other in marriage in Some Con

 

venient time between this and the next monthly meet

 

ing observing the good order of truth in the performance

 

thereof and Jonathan Wood and Nathanael Potter are

 

appointed to See their marriag Sollemnized and make

 

return to the next monthly meeting

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting House

 

in Dartmouth on the 22d Day of the 4th month 1741

 

This meeting being Called Jabez Barker and Peleg Smith

 

present The yearly meeting Epistle from London was read

 

at this meeting to good Sattisfaction

 

The Friends appointed to See William Giffords marriage

 

Consummated makes report to this meeting that it

 

was orderly accomplished

 

John Tucker John Howland and James Barker are

 

Appointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting and draw

 

an Epistle to the Same

 

And Jabez Barker and Isaac Smith are appointed

 

to draw a Certificate for William Russell and his wife

 

they being removed to Oblong9 to live and bring it to the next monthly meeting

 

And Adam Mott is appointed to pay to the overseers £3: 10s: 00

 

for halfe a years keeping the meeting House which he hath done

 

There was a paper presented this meeting Signed by Elisabeth

 

Howland wife of James Howland jur which this meeting

 

accepts and orders that she should read the Same or git

 

Some body to do it publickly on a first day at the end of the

 

Meeting for worship she being present

 

And whereas Thomas Akin hath as we understand taken

 

the oath in common form which being Contrary to our

 

principles This meeting therfore appoints John Tucker

 

and Adam Mott to Discource with sd Akin in order

 

to bring him to a Sight of his out goings

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 20th day of the 5th month 1741

 

This meeting being Called John Howland and Adam Mott

 

present The Friends appointed have Drawn an Epistle

 

to the Quarterly meeting and John Howland hath

 

attended it The Quarterly meeting Epistle hath been read

 

at this meeting and kindly accepted

 

The visiters Chose for this year are for Ponagansett

 

ar Joseph Tucker Abraham Tucker Jedidiah Allen

 

and Peleg Smith for Coaksett Jonathan Wood and

 

Nathanael Potter

 

And For Cushnot Jacob Taber and Benjamin Allen

 

This meeting hath received a Certificate Signed by

 

Friends of Sandwich Concerning their unity with Eliphal Harper[?] her

 

and her good Conversation whilst she abode wth them

 

Recommending her to our care which was red to the

 

good Sattisfaction of this meeting

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting House

 

in Dartmouth on the 17 day of ye 6 month 1741

 

This meeting being Called Abraham Tucker and John Howland

 

present And it is referred to the Consideration of the Quarter

 

ly meeting whither if any of our young Friends should go out and

 

marry in the Common way of other people that the visiters

 

dealing with them Should be Sufficient or whither the monthly

 

meeting proceed further in dealing with them before Denial

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting House

 

in Dartmouth on the 21 day of the 7 month 1741

 

This meeting being Called James Barker and Adam Mott

 

present Abraham Tucker and Peleg Smith are appointed

 

to Inspect into the Circumstances of George Soules removal

 

and to Draw a certificate if they think propper

 

And John Russell and Thomas Smith is added to them for

 

that purpose And make report to the next monthly meeting

 

Eliashib Smith and Josiah Merihoo [Merihew] is chosen to inspect into

 

the Circumstance of Richard Smiths removal and to

 

make return to the next monthly meeting

 

And this meeting is adjourned til the youths meeting

 

This meeting being met according to adjournment this Second

 

day of the 8th month 1741 John Tucker Joseph Russell and

 

Adam Mott are appointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting

 

Next and to Draw an Epistle to the Same

 

The visiters of Coaksett have given in their account

 

of what they have done as to visiting Friends families

 

and that they had Generally pretty good Sattisfaction

 

There was Collected at this meeting — — - 0:16=03

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our

 

Meeting House in Dartmouth on the 19 day of ye 8 month

 

1741 This meeting being Called John Howland and Abraham

 

Tucker present The Friends appointed to attend the

 

Quarterly meeting have done it and drawn an Epistle

 

to the Same as appointed

 

The Quarterly meeting Epistle was read at this meeting

 

and well accepted

 

There was a Certificate Signed at this meeting for George

 

Soule and his wife and another for Richard Smith and

 

his wife in order to go to the monthly meeting at Mama

 

roneck in the Government of New york

 
 

At a Monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting House

 

in Dartmouth on the 16 day of the 9 month 1741

 

This meeting being called John Howland and Abraham

 

Tucker present

 

John Gifford and Bathsheba Lapham did lay their intentions

 

of taking each other in marriage before this meeting

 

and were Desired to wait til the next monthly meeting for

 

their answer and John Russell and Jedidiah Allen are

 

appointed to Enquire into ye young mans Clearness respect

 

ing marriage and Conversation and make return to the

 

next monthly meeting

 

There was an Epistle read in this meeting from the year

 

ly meeting in Pensilvania baring 1723 and there was

 

one Paragraf recommended therein which Friends are

 

desired Duly to Consider for the future the thing was that

 

if any Friend or any under the Care of friends should apply

 

themselves to any that under Culler [color] of any art shal pre

 

tend to find things lost or stolen that they should be speedily

 

dealt with10

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting House

 

in Dartmouth on the 21 day of the 10th month 1741

 

This meeting being Called Eliashib Smith and John Howland

 

present The Friends appointed to Inspect into John Giffords

 

Clearness gives this meeting an account that they have

 

Mad Enquiry and find nothing to hinder his proceedings in

 

his Intended marriage

 

And John Gifford and Bathsheba Lapham appeared at this

 

meeting for their [answer] relating to their taking Each other in mar

 

riage And their Answer was that they might proceed to take

 

Each other in marriage in Some Convenient time between

 

this and the next monthly meeting observing the good

 

order of Truth in the accomplishing thereof

 

And John Russell and Abraham Tucker are appointed

 

to See their marriage Consummated and make return

 

to the next monthly meeting

 

There was Collected at this meeting for ye use of Friends

 

The Sum of £4:11:02 with what ye women gave in

 

And this meeting orders the Tresurer to pay £3:10s:00d for the

 

Last halfe years keeping the meeting

 

The Friends appointed to attend the Quarterly meeting are

 

James Barker Joseph Tucker and Adam Mott and to

 

Draw an Epistle to the Same The visiters of Cushnot

 

have given in their account of their service

 

and this meeting is adjourned til the youths meeting

 

This meeting being mett according to adjournment this

 

first day of the 11th month 1741

 

Joseph Tucker and Abraham Tucker are appointed to

 

oversee the meeting House the year Insuing

 

And Adam Mott hath paid the 3:10 as ordered

 

The visiters of Apongansett have given in their account

 

that they have done something relating to visiting friends

 

families

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 18th day of ye 11th month 1741

 

This meeting being Called Abraham Tucker and Adam

 

Mott present John Russell gives this meeting an account

 

that John Giffords marriage was Consummated in the

 

good order of Truth as far as [he?] Could understand

 

the Friends appointed to attend the Quarterly meeting

 

have all attended it but Adam Mott And Drawn an

 

Epistle to the Same

 

And Silas Kerby [Kirby] and Elisabeth Russell did lay their

 

Intentions of taking Each other in marriage befor

 

this meeting and wer desired to wait til the next

 

Monthly Meeting for their answer and John Russell

 

And Jedidiah Allen are appointed to Enquire into the

 

young mans Clearness respecting marriage and Conversa

 

tion and make return to the next Monthly Meeting

 

and the Quarterly meeting Epistle was read at this

 

meeting and well accepted

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 15th day of the 12th month 1741

 

this meeting being Called James Barker present Francis

 

Allen and Rebeckah Tucker did lay their intentions

 

of taking each other in marriage before this

 

meeting and were desired to wait til the next

 

monthly meeting for their answer and James Barker

 

and John Howland are appointed to See into the young

 

mans Clearness as to marriage and Conversation and

 

make return to the next monthly meeting

 

And whereas Isaac Howlands Daughter Meribah

 

hath gone out of the good order Established amongst us in

 

Contracting marriage with one that is not under the Care

 

of friends and her first Cousin the[re]fore this meeting appoints

 

Peleg Smith and George Smith to assist the Women in Labor

 

ing with her to see if they bring her to a Sight of her out

 

goings. And this meeting is adjourned til the 24th of this instant

 

This meeting being met according to adjournment this 24th

 

of the first 12th month 1741

 

We understand that Seth Allen hath gone out of the

 

good order Established amongst friends in marriage

 

therefore this meeting appoints John Russell and

 

Abraham Tucker to Speak with him to See if he doth

 

Any ways incline to make Sattisfaction and make return

 

to the next monthly meeting

 

And also Abraham Wing having Committed the like

 

offence Eliashib Smith and Adam Mott to Speak With

 

him and bring their account to the next monthly

 

Meeting

 

(1742)

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting House

 

In Dartmouth on the 15th day of the 1st month 1742

 

This meeting being Called John Howland and Thomas

 

Smith present The Friends appointed to see into Silas

 

Kerbys [Kirby] Clearness makes report to this meeting that

 

they find nothing to Hinder his proceedings in his intend

 

ed marriage

 

And James Barker gives this meeting an account

 

that he hath made Inquiry into Fra[n]cis Allens Clearness

 

and finds nothing to Hinder his intended marriage

 

Silas Kerby [Kirby] and Elisabeth Russell appeared at this

 

meeting for their Answer relating to their taking Each

 

other in marriage and their answer was that they

 

might proceed to take each other in marriage in

 

Some Convenient time between this and the next

 

monthly meeting observing the good order of Truth in the

 

accomplishment thereof

 

And Isaac Howland and Peleg Smith are appointed to

 

See their marriage Consummated in the abovesd order

 

and make return to the next monthly meeting

 

And Francis Allen and Rebeckah Russell Tucker appeared

 

at this meeting for their Answer in Respect to their taking

 

Each other in marriage And their answer was that

 

they might proceed to take each other in marriage

 

In Some Convenient time betwe this and the next

 

monthly meeting observing the good order of truth

 

in the performance thereof And John Howland and

 

Joseph Tucker are appointed in the performance

 

thereof to see it accomplished orderly and make

 

return to the next monthly meeting

 

The Friends appointed to attend the Quarterly

 

Meeting are Eliashib Smith James Barker and Joseph

 

Tucker and to Draw an Epistle to the Same

 

there was Collected at this meeting for the use of Friends

 

one pound eight Shillings and nine pence

 

Abraham Tucker gives this meeting an account

 

that they have ^not discoursed with Seth Allen therefore

 

they are Still Continued to do it and bring in their account

 

to the next monthly meeting

 

And this meeting hath received a paper from

 

Abraham Wing Signifying his Sorrow for this disorder

 

ly marriage which this meeting thinke best to Con

 

sider further of therefore the matter is refered

 

And whereas David Akin being about to remove

 

with his family to Oblong to live he Desires a Certi

 

ficate therefore this meeting appoints Isaac Howland

 

Peleg Smith and George Smith to make inquiry into

 

his Circumstances and Draw one accordingly if they

 

think propper

 

And whereas William Ricketson hath of Late Enter

 

tained Certain Eronious notions Contrary to our

 

principles this meeting appoints Benjamin Allen

 

Isaac Howland and Peleg Smith to Labour with

 

him in order to reclaim his Judgment in the premi

 

=ses And to let him know that if he will persist

 

in the Same Friends must proceed to Deny him

 

The Vis[i]ters of Coakset have give in an account that they have

 

in writing of their Service in visiting friends families

 

And this meeting is adjourned til the youths meeting

 

This meeting being meet according to adjournment this 2d Day

 

of the 2d month 1742

 

John Howland ^and Adam Mott are appointed with the rest that was

 

Chosen to attend the Quarterly Meeting

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting House

 

in Dartmouth on the 19th day of the Second month 1742

 

This meeting being Called John Howland and Thomas Smith presin[t]

 

Isaac Howland and Peleg Smith gives this meeting an account

 

that Silas Kerbys [Kirby] marriage was Consummated in

 

the good order of truth according to their Judgment

 

And John Howland gives this meeting an account that

 

he was at Frances [Francis] Allens marriage and Saw nothing

 

but that it was carried on in good order

 

And Adam Mott hath attended the Quarterly meeting

 

and there was an Epistle Drawn and sent

 

the Friends appointed to Discource with Seth Allen

 

not having done it they ar Still Continued to do it and

 

bring in their account to the next monthly meeting

 

The Friends appointed to draw David Akins Certificate

 

not having done are Still continued to do it and bring

 

it to the next monthly meeting

 

the Matter Concerning William Ricketson is refered to

 

the next monthly meeting

 

The Quarterly meeting Epistle was read at this meeting

 

and well accepted

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meet

 

ing House in Dartmouth on the 17th day of the 3d m[o]

 

1742 this meeting being Called John Howland present

 

There was a Condemnation drawn up and Signed at

 

this meeting against Seth Allen and Jabez Barker

 

is appointed to read it at the end of the meeting of

 

Worship on a first day between this and the next monthly

 

meeting: And there was a Certificate Signed at this

 

meeting for David Akin and Directed to Friends

 

Mamaronak

 

And Whereas there hath been a great deal of Labour bestow

 

ed upon William Ricketson in order to bring him to

 

a right Sence of his out goings but altogether

 

Seemingly to no Effect therefore this meeting appoints

 

John Tucker and Isaac Smith to Draw up a Condem

 

nation against him and bring it to the next monthly

 

Meeting

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meet

 

ing House in Dartmouth on the 21 day of ye 4 m 1742

 

This meeting being Called John Russell and Thomas Smith

 

present Jabez Barker hath read Seth Allens Con

 

demnation as appointed and is as followeth

 

Whereas, Seth Allen of Dartmouth in the County

 

of Bristol in the Province of ye Massachusets Bay

 

in New England hath of late married out of the

 

good order Established amongst us the people Called

 

Quakers and taken one that was not in unity

 

with us And also Seems to Justify fidling and Dancing

 

in his House which practice has always been Contrary

 

to our profession and Friends Have laboured with

 

him in love to reform him but he refused to hear them

 

therefore this meeting gives this forth as a Testimony

 

against Such practices Denying him the sd Seth Allen

 

to be one in unity with us the people Called Quakers

 

Sincerely desireing he may Come to a Sight of his out

 

goings and find mercy with the Lord

 

Signed by order and in the behalfe of sd meeting this 17th d

 

of the 4th month 1742 by John Tucker Clerk

 

And Thomas Akin was at this meeting And hath

 

made Something of acknowledgment as to his taking

 

the oath as mentioned Some time past and he desires

 

Still to remain under our Care which is granted

 

and William Ricketsons Condemnation was drawn

 

up and brought to this meeting and John Tucker

 

hath signed it by order and in the behalfe of this

 

meeting and is ordered to read it or git Some by [body?] to do it

 

on a first day after the meeting of Worship

 

between this and the next monthly meeting

 

And this meeting is adjourned til the first sixth day in the next

 

Month

 

This meeting being met according to adjournment this

 

2d Day of the 5th month 1742

 

This meeting received an Epistle from the yearly Meeting

 

at London and it was kindly accepted

 

And Joseph Russell and Jabez Barker was Chosen to

 

attend the Quarterly meeting and to draw an Epistle

 

to the Same

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 19th of the 5th month 1742

 

This meeting being Called John Howland Adam Mott

 

present and William Ricketsons Condemnation hath

 

been read according to the order of the last monthly

 

meeting And is as followeth

 

Whereas William Ricketson of Dartmouth in

 

the County of Bristol in the Province of the Massachuset[t]s

 

Bay in New England being one that hath for many

 

years made profession with us the People Called

 

Quakers yet for want of keeping to the Spirit of truth

 

hath let in and given Way to strange and wrong notions

 

Contrary to our profession two of which articles

 

are as followeth firstly that Adam was in a better

 

State after he had transgressed against the Command

 

of God than he was in before Secondly that from Adam

 

to the Coming of Christ in the flesh the wickedest of

 

Men brought as much honour to God as the Righteous

 

these with many more Such like notions he doth Stand

 

to Justify though much labour hath been bestowed

 

upon him from time to time in order to bring him of

 

from his errors but he still rejects our Counsel

 

for which for the Clearing of our Holy profession

 

We give this forth as a publick Testimony against it

 

denying him the Sd William Ricketson to be one in unity

 

With us the people called Quakers truly desireing that

 

sight wherin hath mist the Way and that Good may Shew him

 

Mercy Given forth at our monthly meeting held in dartmouth on the

 

21 day of the 4 month 1742 and Signed by order and read

 

in behalfe of Sd meeting by John Tucker Clerk

 

This meeting hath Collected with forty Shillings that the women

 

gave in the Sum of £4:12:0

 

Our friend Hannah Jenkinson was at this meetin and

 

her Certificate was read to good Sattisfaction

 

And the Quarterly meeting Epistle was read at this

 

meeting to good Sattisfaction

 

And this meeting orders Adam Mott to pay to the

 

Overseers of the meeting House the sum of £5:10s:00d

 

for keeping the meeting House and for gutters to ye windows

 

And whereas Hannah Wing Daughter of Edward Wing

 

deceased and Meribah Howland daughter of Isaac

 

Howland have both of them gone out of the good order

 

Established among Friends and married those

 

that were not under our Care therefor this meeting

 

appoints Jabez Barker and Isaac Smith to draw up

 

Something in order to Clear the truth of them and

 

bring it to the next monthly meeting

 

And Jabez Barker hath attended the Quarterly Meet

 

ing and drawn an Epistle to ye Same

 

and this meeting hath received the Quarterly meeting

 

Epistle which was read and well accepted

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends of Held at our

 

Meeting House in Dartmouth on the 16 day of the 6th

 

month 1742 This meeting being Called John Howland

 

and Adam Mott present

 

The visiters Chosen for this year are for Coakset

 

Joseph Tripp and John Mosher for Ponagansett

 

Adam Mott Abraham Tucker Jedidiah Allen and

 

Peleg Smith And for Cushnot Benjamin Allen and

 

Joseph Russell

 

There was a Condemnation Signed at this meeting

 

against Hannah Mosher

 

And whereas Meribah Briggs hath Sent in a paper

 

Signifying her sorrow for her outgoings this meeting

 

appoints Peleg Smith and George Smith to go once more

 

with the women that advised with her before to

 

Endevor to know her Sincerity

 

And whereas Eliphal Harper being about to remove

 

to Pensilvania to live She desires a Certificate

 

And Joseph Tucker and Isaac Smith are appointed to assist

 

the women in making inquiry whither things are clear and

 

Draw up a Certificate for her if nothing be found to hinder

 

And Benjamin Lapham being removed to a place Called

 

Situate to live in Rhoad Island Government he desires

 

a Certificate therefore this meeting appoints Isaac Howland

 

and Peleg Smith to make inspection into the matter and if

 

they find things Clear to Draw one and bring it to the next

 

monthly meeting

 

Adam Mott hath paid £5:10s:00d to ye overseers as ordered

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 20th day of the 7 month 1742

 

This meeting being Called Adam Mott and John Howland

 

present

 

There was a Certificate Signed at this meeting for

 

Benjamin Lapham

 

There was Collected at this meeting £1: 03s: 03d

 

And this meeting is adjorned til the first 6th day in ye next month

 

This meeting being met according to adjournment this

 

first day of the 8th month 1742

 

The visiters of Ponaganset and Coakset have given in

 

their account of the Service

 

And whereas Francis Tripp hath through ignorance

 

as he Saith taken the oath in Some time past he hath

 

Sent in a paper to this meeting Signifying his sorrow

 

for the trouble of Friends in that affair and his own

 

unwatchfulness which this meeting accepts of

 

The Friends appointed to attend the Quarterly meeting

 

are John Howland Thomas Smith and Joseph Tucker

 

and to Draw an Epistle to the Same

 

And this meeting hath Signed a Certificate for Eliphal

 

Harper

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meet

 

ing House in Dartmouth on the 18th day of the 8th month

 

1742 This meeting being Called Abraham Tucker present

 

Hannah Moshers Condemnation was read at this

 

and is as followeth

 

Whereas Hannah Mosher wife of George Mosher

 

and Daughter of Edward Wing and Sarah his wife

 

Dartmouth in the County of Bristol in the Province

 

of the Massachuset[t]s Bay in New England deseaced [deceased]

 

being one that was Educated in the way of Truth her

 

Father and Mother both professing with us the peo

 

ple Called Quakers yet for want of keeping to

 

her Education hath gone and married one that

 

under our Care in the Common way of other people

 

although advised to the Contrary for which her

 

Disorderly proceedings we can do no less than give

 

this forth as a Testimony against her denying her

 

the Sd Hannah Mosher to be one in unity with us

 

the aforesd People yet Sincerely desiring that She

 

may Come to a Sight and Sence of her out goings

 

and find mercy with the Lord

 

Given forth at our monthly meeting held in Dartmouth

 

on the 18th day of the 8th month 1742

 

And Signed by order of the Sd meeting by John Tucker Clerk

 

The Friends appointed to attend the Quarterly

 

Meeting have done it and Drawn an Epistle to

 

the Same The Quarterly meeting Epistle was read

 

at this meeting and kindly accepted

 

And whereas Timothy Russell the Son of John Russell

 

hath desired a Certificate of this meeting of his Clearness

 

relating to marriage and Conversation to the monthly

 

meeting at Greenwich he being about to marry a young

 

woman belonging to them parts and Isaac Smith and

 

Isaac Howland are appointed to inquire into the

 

Matter and Draw one if they find things Clear and bring

 

it to the next monthly meeting

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 15th day of the 9th month 1742

 

This meeting being Called John Howland and Abraham

 

Tucker present The Friends appointed to Draw up

 

a Certificate for Timothy Russell have done it

 

and it was Signed at this meeting

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 20th day of the 10th month 1742

 

This meeting being Called John Howland and Adam Mott

 

Present: There was Collected at this meeting 2:18=06

 

and this meeting orders the Tresurer to pay to the overseers

 

the Sum of 3 pound ten Shillings for half a years keeping

 

the meeting House And this meeting hath received forty

 

Shillings of the Women towards keeping the meeting House

 

and Adam Mott hath paid the £3:10s as above ordered

 

The Friends appointed to attend ye Quarterly meeting

 

are Benjamin Allen John Howland and Peleg Smith

 

and to draw an Epistle to ye same

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 17th day of the 11th month 1742

 

this meeting being Called James Barker and Isaac Howland

 

present John Howland and Peleg Smith hath attended

 

the Quarterly meeting and Drawn an Epistle to the Same

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

House in Dartmouth on the 21 day of the 12th month 1742

 

This meeting being Called John Howland and Abraham

 

Tucker present the Quarterly meeting Epistle was

 

read at this meeting and well accepted

 

And Whereas Holder Slocums daughte Alice is gone

 

and Married out of the good order Established amongst

 

friends this meeting therefore appoints James Barker

 

Abraham Tucker and Jedidiah Allen to talk with

 

Sd Slocum to See how clear he hath kept him Selfe

 

and to give Suitable advice as they may think propper

 

and make return to the next monthly meeting

 

and whereas John Allen hath Signifyed that he

 

hath a mind to move with his family into the

 

Western parts to live this meeting therefore

 

appoints John Russell and Isaac Smith with the

 

visiters to mak enquiry into his Circumstances

 

and if they think Suitable draw up a certificat for

 

him and bring it to the next monthly meeting

 

(1743)

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our

 

meeting House in Dartmouth on the 21st day of

 

the first month 1743

 

This meeting being Called Adam Mott and Abraham

 

Tucker present : Peleg Gifford and Abigail Shepherd

 

Did lay their intentions of taking each other

 

in marriage before this meeting and were desired

 

to wait til the next monthly meeting for their

 

answer and

 

There was Collected att this meeting for the

 

use of Friends two pounds nine Shillings and two pence

 

The Friends appointed to discource with Holder Slocum

 

have done it but not being fully Sattisfied the

 

matter is refered til the next monthly meeting

 

The visiters have given in their account in

 

Writing to this meeting

 

This meeting hath Signed a Certificate for John Allen

 

There was a paper read at this meeting Signed

 

by Meribah Briggs Signifying her Sorrow for

 

her out goings which this meeting accepts of and

 

She to remain under our Care

 

And whereas the Widow Mary Davel [Davol] hath a mind

 

to remove into the Western parts to live with

 

her Son in Law and desires a Certificate this meeting

 

therefore this meeting appoints Jonathan Wood and

 

John Mosher to inquire into her Circumstances

 

And Draw one if they think fit and bring it to

 

the next monthly meeting

 

And James Barker Peleg Smith and Abraham Tucker

 

are appointed to attend the Quarterly meeting

 

and to Draw an Epistle to the Same – – – – –

 
 

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

 

on the 18 day of the 2d month 1743 This meeting being Called

 

James Barker and Peleg Smith present Peleg Gifford and

 

Abigail Shepherd appeared at this meeting Desiring their answer

 

in relation to their taking each other in marriage and their an=

 

swer was that they might proceed to take each other in mar-

 

riage observing the good order Established amongst friends

 

In the performance thereof and John Howland and Henry

 

Hedly are appointed to see their marriag Consummated in

 

Sd order and make return to ye next monthly meeting

 

And Peleg Smith hath attended the Quarterly meeting and

 

there was an Epistle drawn and Sent

 

And Thomas Smith being Lately come home from Pensilvania

 

hath brought a certificate with him from the monthly meeting

 

In New Garden which Was read to our Sattisfaction And there

 

Was a Certificate brought to this meeting and Signed for the

 

Widow Davel [Davol] & this meeting hath had a Consideration upon

 

the paper that Was sent to the Last monthly meeting by Thomas

 

Taber And It is ye Conclution of this meeting that It should be

 

accepted And he to remain under our Care

 

The Friends appointed to Speak with Nathaniel Kerby [Kirby] and his

 

Wife have done it but have not received full Sattisfaction

 

but are not without hopes therefore ye matter is refered

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting House

 

In Dartmouth on ye 16th Day of the 3d month 1743 John Howland

 

present John Howland and Henry Hedly gives this meeting an

 

account that Peleg Gifford and Abigail Shepherds marriage

 

Was Consummated In good order as far as they Saw

 

Jabez Barker and Isaac Smith are chose to draw up a paper of

 

Condemnation against Mary Wood Widow of Isaac Wood Late decesed

 

for marrying out of ye order Established amongst Friends

 
 

At a monthly meeting of [Friends] held at our meeting House In Dartmouth

 

on ye 20 day of the 4 month 1743 This meeting being Called John

 

Howland and Abraham Tucker present

 

And whereas the Friends appointed to draw up Mary Woods Condem

 

nation not having done it ar Still Continued to do it against ye

 

next monthly meeting: Collected at this meeting – – – 2 – 06 – 00

 

And the Tresurer is ordered to pay to the overseers £5- 09s- 08d for

 

ye Last halfe years keeping ye meeting House And for Some other

 

business done about sd House

 

And the Tresurer hath paid the abovesd mony to ye overseers

 

The Friends appointed to attend ye Quarterly Meeting are James

 

Barker Thomas Smith & Joseph Tucker and Draw an Epistle to

 

the Same

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting House

 

In Dartmouth on ye 18th of ye 5th month 1743 Isaac Howland

 

And Peleg Smith present Jabez Barker and Isaac Smith have drawn

 

up Mary Woods Condemnation and it was read in this meeting

 

and is as followeth

 

Whereas Mary Wood Late wife of Isaac Wood deceas’d of Dart

 

=mouth In the County of Bristol In ye Province of ye Massachuset[t]s Bay In

 

New England And now wife of Charles Brownell being One that

 

in her first Husbands days made profession with us the

 

People Called Quakers but for want of having a due regard there-

 

-unto hath of Late married to one that is not in profession with

 

us Contrary to ye good advice of Friends that hath from time to time

 

been Given for which disorderly proceeding we Can do no less but give

 

this forth as a Condemnation against her denying her ye sd Mary

 

Wood to Now the Wife of Charles Brownell aforesd to be one in

 

unity with us but truly desiring if it be the will of God She may

 

Come to a sence of her out goings And find mercy

 

Given forth at our monthly meeting held In Dartmouth on

 

the 18th day of the 5th month And 1743 and Signed by order of sd

 

Meeting by – – –

John Tucker Clerk.

 

And also Alice Slocums Condemnation for the lik[e] offence was

 

drawn up and brought this meeting and Is as followeth

 

Whereas Alice Slocum daughter of Holder Slocum of Dartmouth in

 

ye County of Bristol In ye Province of ye Massachuset[t]s Bay In New England

 

being one that hath had her Education among us the people Called

 

Quakers but for want of keeping to the Spirit of Truth In her Selfe

 

and taking the wholesom advice of Friends that hath been duely

 

given her hath let her mind out and married to one that is not in

 

Unity with us for which disorderly proceedings we Can do less but

 

give forth this as a Testimony against it denying her the sd Alice

 

now wife of Job Almy to be one in unity with us yet we do

 

Sincerely desire that she Come to unfeigned Repentance and

 

find mercy Given forth at our monthly meeting held in

 

Dartmouth on the 18 day of ye 5th month 1743 and Signed by order=

 

of sd meeting by

John Tucker Clerk

 

The Friends appointed to attend the Quarterly meeting and Draw

 

an Epistle to the Same have done it as appointed

 

This meeting hath received an Epistle from the yearly meeting

 

in London which was read to good Sattisfaction baring date 1742

 

And the Quarterly meetings Epistle was read to good Sattisfaction

 
 

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

 

Dartmouth on the 15th day of the 6 ^month 1743

 

This meeting being Called Abraham Tucker & Joseph Tucker present

 

The Visiters Chose for Coakset for this year are William Wood Jonathan

 

Wood & John Mosher And for Ponaganset the Sam[e] that

 

Served the Last year And the Same friend that Served the Last

 

year for Cushnot are Continued And Whereas Robert Tripp as we

 

understand hath been Guilty of Some Defraud toward the High Sheriff

 

of ye County of Bristol And hath been Cited Several times to this Meet

 

ing but Refuses or Neglects to Come therefore this meeting appoints

 

Christopher Gifford Nathll Potter & Joseph Tripp to talk wth him and

 

desire him to Come to ye Next monthly meeting in order to make

 

the Meeting Sattisfaction or else he may Expect Judgment to go

 

forth against him. And Robert mosher and Sarah Lawton did lay

 

their Intentions of taking each other In marriage before this

 

Meeting and were desired to wait till the next monthly meeting

 

for their answer & Joseph Tripp and Jonathan Wood are appointed

 

to make Enquiry Into ye young mans Clearness and

 

make return to ye next monthly meeting

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting House in

 

Dartmouth on the 22 day of ye 7th month 1743 This meeting being

 

Called Adam Mott & Abraham Lawton present

 

Robert Mosher and Sarah Lawton did Lay their Intentions of

 

taking Each other In marriage before this meeting and were

 

desired to wait till the next monthly meeting for their

 

answer and Joseph Tripp and Jonathan Wood are appointed

 

to make Enquiry into the young mans Clearness and make return

 

to ye next monthly meeting11

 

And ye visitters of Coakset have given In their account in

 

Writing. There was Collected at this meeting – – £1-09-00

 

And Whereas Robert Tripp hath not appeared but hath Sent

 

Some Excuce to this meeting Joseph Tripp is appointed to

 

Let him know that We Expect Some Sattisfaction at the

 

Next monthly meeting or else Judgment must go forth against

 

him And this meeting is adjourned till ye first sixth day in next month

 

This meeting being mett according to adjournment this

 

7th day of ye 8m 1743 the Coakset visiter signifies that they

 

have visited the families of Friends for the most part under their

 

Care and find things for the most part as Well as they Could Expect

 

And we received no account from Cushnot

 

John Tucker John Howland Joseph Tucker & Abraham Tucker

 

are appointed to attend the Quarterly meeting and Draw an

 

Epistle to the Same

 
 

At a monthly meeting of friends held at our meeting

 

House In Dartmouth on the 17th day of the 8th month 1743

 

This meeting being Called Jedidiah Allen & Isaac Smith

 

present there was a Certificate read at this meeting Signed

 

by our friends at Nantucket Concerning their unity with

 

Jonathan Hussey & his wives removal from thence to

 

dwell amongst us which was well accepted

 

The Friends appointed to attend the Quarterly meeting have

 

done all Except John Tucker and Drawn an Epistle

 

to the Same as appointed

 

and the Quarterly meeting Epistle hath been read and

 

Well accepted

 

Robert Mosher and Sarah Lawton appeared at this meet

 

-ing for their answer and their answer was that they

 

might proceed to take each other In marriage In some

 

Convenient time between this & the next monthly meet

 

ing observing the good ord established amongst us In the

 

accomplishing thereof and Jonathan Wood and Nathaniel

 

Potter are appointed to See their marriage Consummated

 

annd make return to the next monthly meeting

 

Robert Tripp hath appeared at this meeting and Some

 

Sattisfaction & Signifies that he hopes that he Shall do

 

Something further at the next monthly meeting

 

And Whereas we understand that the books that the month

 

ly meeting Subscribed for are printed and the mony is

 

Wanting to pay for it therefore John Howland is appoin

 

ted to git the mony and procure the books for the monthly

 

meeting

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting

 

House In Dartmouth on the 21 day of the 9 month 1743

 

This meeting being Called Thomas Smith and Abraham

 

Tucker present Nathll Potter makes report to this meet

 

ing that Robert Mosher and Sarah Lawtons marriage

 

Consummated In the good order of Truth

 

And Daniel Wood Jur. and Mary Wady laid their Intention

 

of taking each other in marriage before this meeting and were

 

desired to wait till the next monthly meeting for their answer

 

John Howland and James Barker are appointed to See Into the

 

young mans Clearness Concerning marriage and Conversation

 

and make return to the next monthly meeting

 

and Robert Tripp hath made Sattisfaction to this meeting Concer

 

ning the matter about the high sheriff

 

The matter about the book is refered till next monthly meeting

 

And Whereas Joseph Jennings & his wife hath desired that they

 

and their famly might be taken under the Care of this meeting

 

this meeting agree to take them under their Care

 

And there hath been Some Conference about reparing the

 

meeting House Which is refered to next monthly meeting

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friend held at our meeting House in

 

Dartmouth on the 19 day of the 10th month 1743

 

This meeting is adjourned till the first sixth day Ju the next month

 

This meeting being mett according to adjournment this 6th day

 

Day of the 11 month 1743 Daniel Wood & Mary Wady appeared

 

at this meeting for their answer & their answer was that

 

they might proceed to take each other in marriage In Some

 

Convenient time between this and the next monthly

 

meeting observing the Good order Established among Friends

 

In the accomplishment thereof & James Barker and John

 

Howland are appointed to See their marriage Consummated

 

in the abovesd order and make return to the next monthly

 

meeting And the matter Concerning the books is refered till next

 

monthly meeting There was Collected at this meeting 2£-03-04

 

also the Women gave forty Shillings – – – 2 -00-00

 

The Tresurer is ordered to pay to the overseers 4£-05-00

 

for halfe a years keeping the meeting house

 

And Adam Mott Stephen Willcock and James Barker

 

are appointed to attend the Quarterly meeting and

 

Draw an Epistle to the Same

 

And the Tresurer hath paid the 4£-5s as ordered

 

And this meeting appoints John Howland James Barker

 

Thomas Smith Isaac Howland and Joseph Tucker a Comtte

 

to Consider after what manner to repair or add to the meeting

 

house and to go forward with it as they think propper

 

Joseph Tucker and Abraham Tucker are appointed to

 

to oversee the meeting House the year Insuing

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting House

 

on in Dartmouth the 16 day of the 11th month 1743

 

This meeting being Called Thomas Smith and Isaac Howland

 

present John Howland and James Barker gives this

 

meeting an account that Daniel Wood and Mary Wadys

 

Marriage was was Consummated In good order according

 

to their Judgment Adam Mott and Stephen Willcock hath

 

attended the Quarterly meeting & Drawn an Epistle to

 

the Same as appointed And the Quarterly meeting Epistle

 

Was read at this meeting & well accepted

 

And this meeting hath received the books Called George Foxes

 

primmers In number 150 and it is Concluded that they

 

may be Sold for 3 shilling a piece12

 
 

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting

 

House In Dartmouth on the 20th day of the 12 month 1743

 

This meeting being Called John Howland & Abraham Tucker

 

present Daniel Gifford son of Timothy Gifford and Ann How

 

land Daughther of Isaac Howland Did lay their Intentions of

 

taking Each other in marriage before this meeting and

 

Were Desired to wait till the next monthly meeting for

 

their answer and Jedidiah Allen & John Russell are ap

 

pointed to make Enquiry Into the young mans Clearness

 

as to marriag and Conversation and make return to

 

the next monthly meeting

 

And whereas Abigail Kirby doth proceed at times to

 

appear in publick Testimony Contrary to the advice of

 

of the monthly meeting Therefore John Howland and Adam

 

Mott are appointed to Labour further with her to

 

persuade to be silent

 

And Whereas Sarah Brownell daughter of Joseph Brownell

 

hath of late gone out of order and married with one that

 

is not under our care therefore this meeting orders

 

Jabez Barker and Isaac Smith to draw her Condemnation

 

And bring it to the next monthly meeting

 

(1744)

At a monthly meeting of Friends held at our meeting House In

 

Dartmouth on the 19 day of the first month 1743/44 this meeting being

 

Called John Howland & Adam Mott present

 

Thomas Smith and Experience Chase did Lay their Intentions of

 

taking each other in marriage before this meeting and were desired

 

to wait till the next monthly meeting for their answer and

 

James Barker & John Shephard are appointed to Inspect into his

 

Clearness and make return to the next monthly meeting

 

and John Park of Grotton in the Colony of Connecticut and

 

Sarah Gifford Daughter did lay their intention of marriage

 

before this meeting and were Desired to wait till the next

 

monthly meeting for their answer and Eliashib Smith and Stephen

 

Willcock are appointed to see that things are Clear and bring

 

in their account to the next monthly meeting

 

The visitters of Coakset and Cushnot have goven in their

 

accounts In writing to this meeting of their Service

 

The Friends apointed to See Into Daniel Giffords Clearness gives

 

this meeting an account that they find nothing to hinder

 

his proceedings

 

And Daniel Gifford and Ann Howland appeared at this meet

 

ing for their and their answer was that they might proceed

 

to take each other in marriage in Some Convenient time

 

between this and the next monthly meeting observing the

 

good order Established amongst us In the accomplishing thereof

 

And Peleg Smith and George Smith are appointed to See their

 

Marriage Consummated and make return to the next monthly

 

meeting. And the matter Concerning Abigail Kerby is refered

 

till the next monthly meeting

 

There was a paper of Condemnation Signed at this meeting

 

against Sarah Brownell and is as followeth – –

 

Whereas Sarah Peckham now Brown Daughter of Joseph

 

Brownell and now the wife of Stephen Peckhan jur of Dartmouth

 

In the County of Bristol in the Province of the Massachussets Bay

 

in New England being one that was Esteamed under the Care

 

of Friends yet for want of keeping to the principles of truth

 

as it is held and mainted amongst us the People Called Quaker

 

hath gone and married one that is not under our Care

 

out of the order Established amongst us although Duly advises

 

to the Contrary for which Disorderly Proceeding we find it

 

our Duty to give this forth as a Testimony against denying

 

The sd Sarah Peckham to be one in unity with us the aforesd

 

People Truly Desiring that she may Come to a Sence of her

 

Outgoing and find mercy Given forth at our monthly meet

 

ing held In Dartmouth on the 19 day of the first month 1743/4

 

Signed by order of sd meeting by

John Tucker Clerk

 

And this meeting Is adjournd till the months meeting

 

This meeting being mett according to adjournment this

 

this 6th day of the 2d month 1744

 

The visiters the on In a Generall Way belonging to this

 

meeting have given in their accounts that they have

 

visited the families of Friends excepting that part between