Unionville Church Minutes 1840-1849

Sept 25th 1840 Session met at the mutual request of the members. Opened with prayer. Present. Joseph Chandler, Alfred Bullock, Saml Van Fleet. Elders. And Revd. A. O. Peloubet who was chosen standing Modr. Session appointed Brothers, Bullock, Peloubet to wait upon Mssrs. Joseph Chandler and Middaugh; also upon Mr. James A. Smith and Miss Elizabeth Pierson. Adjourned till Oct. 9th 1940. A. O. Peloubet. Modr

Oct 9th 1840. Session met according to adjournment. Present Rev. A. O. Peloubet. Joseph Chandler, Saml Van Fleet, Alfred Bullock, elders. Meeting opened with prayer. The committee appointed to wait upon Brothers Chandler etc. reported progress. And were continued with the accession of Bro. Saml Van Vleet. Adjourned to meet Oct 16th. Concluded with prayer. A. O Peloubet Modr

Oct 23rd 1840. Session did not convene because of unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances.

Oct 20th 1840. Session convened at the call of the moderator. Present Rev. A. O. Peloubet. Saml Van Fleet, Alfred Bullock, Joseph Chandler, Elders. Opened with prayer. Brethren took into consideration our low + deplorable state in religion + resolved to convene the church, in order to spread the ???? before them that we may the more effectually provoke one another to love + good works. Closed with prayer. A. O. Peloubet Modr.

Jan 9th -41 Session met at the call of the moderator. Opened with prayer. Present Modr. Samuel Van Fleet, Alfred Bullock, Joseph Chandler, elders. Mrs. Elizabeth Clark presented her certificate from the Presbyerian chh at centreville. Upon which she was recd into communion with this chh. Miss Julie Little made application for admission to the chh. On profession of her faith. Was examined on the several particulars of experience and belief. Her examination was sustained by Session and her request granted. Concluded with prayer. A. O. Peloubet Modr.

May 8th 1844 Session met at call of Modr and was opened with prayer. Present. Modr. Joseph Chandler, Saml Van Fleet, Alfred Bullock, elders. Mrs. Hannah Peloubet presented her certificate from the Presbyterian Church at Bloomfield N.J. which being satisfactory was received into the communion of this church. On motion it was resolved that Session raise a fund for the poor. On motion. Resolved that a book be purchased by the Modr for the purpose of recording the baptism of infants, their births, and marriages. Adjourned to meet on 22nd inst. Concluded with prayer. A. O. Peloubet Modr.

May 22nd Session did not meet on account of weather.

June 24th. Session met at the call of modr. Opened with prayer. Present. Moderator. Joseph Chandler, Saml Van Fleet, Alfred Bullock, elders. Bro. Chandler entered a complaint against Bro. Hder Smith for improper + unchristian conduct + obscene conversation with other young men tending to corrupt their morals + disgrace religion. Session thought proper to notice the complaint, and appointed Bros. Bullock + Peloubet a com.tee to confer with Mr. Smith upon the subject. Adjd to meet at call of modr. Closed with prayer. A. O. Peloubet Moder.

July 7th -41. Session met at call of the Modr. Opened with prayer. Present Rev. A. O. Peloubet, Alfred Bullock, Joseph Chandler, Saml Van Fleet, elders. Report of the committee on the case of Bro. Smith was heard + accepted. Viz. That Bro. Smith acknowledged the charge and confessed his guilt: that he was ready to make confession to Session, + to give all the satisfaction possible in the case. Thereupon Mr Smith was requested to appear before the session which he did forthwith, when he was questioned with Brotherly kindness on the subject. The Brothers heard his confession + were satisfied with it, and with the indications of repentance which he gave. The session cheerfully forgave Bro. Smith and gently admonished him against all such conduct hereafter, He retains his standing in the church on condition of making a public confession. Whereas. By the forgoing examination Sister Elizh Pierson is implicated, it was resolved that she be waited on by a committee from session. Bro’s Bullock + Peloubet were appointed for that service. Session adj. To meet at call of Moder. Closed with prayer. A ) Peoubet, Modr.

July 8th -41. Session met at call of Modr. Opened with prayer. A. O. Peloubet, Saml Van Fleet, Alfred Bullock, Joseph Chandler, Elders. After consulting upon the best means of promoting the peace of Zion among ourselves. Session concluded to hold a meeting for prayer on that part o the Sabb. In which there is no preaching, i.e. alternately in the AM + PM. Adjourned. Closed with prayer. A O Peloubet Modr.

July. 23Rd -41. Session met at call of Modr. Opened with prayer. Present. Rev. A. O Peloubet, Alfred Bullock, Joseph Chandler, Saml Van Fleet, elders. Whereas Bro. James A Smith had refused to abide the judgement of the session, according to his confession + promise and had roused the community against the session by making unfair statements, The Session deem it necessary to make a full + plain statement of the matter to the congregation, in order to correct all wrong impressions about the Session proceedings. A. O. Peloubet was appointed to present the case on sabbath from the pulpit. As Mr. Smith is further accused, resolved that he be cited to appear before the session on Sept. 22nd to answer t the charges of falsehood + slander. Adjourned. Closed with prayer. A. O. Peloubet Modr.

July 29th – 41 Session convened at call of modr. Constituted with prayer. Present Rev. A O Peloubet, Saml Van Fleet, Alfred Bullock, Joseph Chandler. Mr. Peloubet reported that Elizabeth Pierson had been waited upon. That she confessed the sin charged upon + professed repentance, said she was ready to abide the discipline of he church, + publicly confess her faults and ask pardon of the church whom she had, in sinning against, Christ reproached + wounded. She appeared before the Session where she made the same confession + expounded her desire to be restored to fellowship with the church. The Session being satisfied with her confession, + penitence directed that her confession be made before the stated assembly on the coming Sabbath and that the church be reminded of their duty to forgive + welcome her again as a sister in Christ. Adjourned. Concluded with prayer. A. O. Peloubet Modr.

Thus far examined and approved in Presbytery at WestTown Sept 15, 181. William Timbur. Modr.

Sept. 22nd – 41. Session met according to appointment to hear the charges against Mr. J. A. Smith. Constituted with prayer. Present Rev. A. O. Peloubet. Alfred Bullock, Saml Van Fleet, Joseph Chandler, elders. Bro. Van Fleet gave notice that Mr. Smith had been duly cited to appear and answer to the charges tabled again him. After waiting a suitable length of time and Mr. Smith not appearing in person nor by proxy, Session ordered that he be cited again to appear before them on 11th of Oct – 44 at 1. 0.C P.M. Session adjournment to meet Oct 11th. Concluded with prayer – A. O. Peloubet Modr.

Oct 11. – 41. Session met according to adjournment. Opened with prayer. Present. Rev. A. O. Peloubet, Saml Van Fleet, Joseph Chandler, Alfred Bullock. Brother Van Fleet informed the Session that the second citation had been duly served on Mr. Smith. Mr. Smith did not appear and had given the Brethren to understand that he should not. Wherefore it resolved to proceed to examine the charges preferred, according to the provision of the Book of discipline. Mr. Peter C. Handford was appointed to manage the case for the defence. The first charge. That of falsehood was taken up and sustained in particulars viz specification 1st. That he had failed to fulfill his promise made to Session to correct some misstatements made to others. – 2nd That he had denied that there had been any criminal conduct between him + Miss E. Pierson, where there had been – The witnesses to the above charge were Bro’s Bullock + Vanfleet. And upon their testimony he was convicted of deliberate falsehood. The second charge was taken up viz. That Mr. Smith had scandalous(?) character. First specification. Not he had originated separate scandalous to his own character as a christian which reports represented him as licentious in feeling to. Mr. Josiah Wickham was sworn + de???? that he had heard Mr. Smith say what was disgraceful to himself. Mr. J. W. Caulter sworn, Testified the same in substance with the above. Here the examination was stayed until the witnesses on the next specification could be present, one of whom was absent from the place. Session adjourned, closed with prayer. – A. O. Peloubet Modr.

Oct 20th – 42. Session convened at call of Modr. Present Rev. A. O. Peloubet. Alfred Bullock, Saml Van Fleet, Joseph Chandler. Mr. Handford was present to act on the defence in the case of Mr. Smith. Session took up the case of Mr. Smith, on the second charge. Specification 2nd that Mr. Smith had scandalized the character of Miss Rachel Chandler. Mr. James Halsey witness. Sworn. Stated what Mr. S. had said to him. Which was shown to be false. Mr. Jesse Van Fleet sworn. Stated that Mr. S. had said things to him which if true would render her a lued (?) girl. The witnesses gave the facts in detail. Whereupon it was decided that the 2nd charge is fully sustained. Therefore, it was resolved that the accused by suspended from the communion of this church until such time as he shall give evidence of repentance for the injury thus done to the cause of Christ and also that his suspension be publicly announced from the pulpit on Sabbath 31st of Oct. 1841. Together with the reasons of such proceedure against him. Adjourned – closed with prayer. A. O. Peloubet.

Jan 1st 1842 Session met at call of Modr. Constituted with prayer. Present Revd A. O. Peloubet. Saml VanFleet, Alfred Bullock, Joseph Chandler, Elders. Mr. Benjamin Hayne + wife made application for admission to the communion of this chh. They were from the Methodist Society in Pepper Cotton N.J. but on account of some derangement of their circumstances were without certificate. Their application was received upon their renewed progression of their faith. The following persons presented themselves as candidates for church membership upon the profession of their faith in Jesus Christ. Viz. Peter Hayne. – Andrew Van Fleet – Lewis Hayne – David Elston – Charles Van Fleet. All of whom were examined as to their personal experience + views of scripture doctrine. Their examination was severally sustained + approved + they were invited to take their seat at the table of the Lord on the public profession of their faith. Adjourned to meet on 6th inst. Closed with prayer. A. O. Peloubet Modr.

Jan 6th 1842. Session met pursuant to adjournment. Constituted with prayer. Present. Rev. A. O. Peloubet. Joseph Chandler, Alfred Bullock, Saml Vanfleet, Elders. When the following persons made application to be received into the communion of this church. Upon the profession of their faith in Christ. Viz. Nancy Jane Cunion. Meribah. Karr. Margerette Maria Middaugh. Abram. Shepherd. Nathaniel Chandler. Teresa Elmer. Who were examined on personal religion + views of doctrine. Their examination was approved + they invited to sit down at the supper of the Lord. When they shall have made public their profession of faith in Christ. Also Mrs. Shepherd from the Baptist chh. In Hamburgh NJ. Made application for admission to this chh. But without certificate because her chh would grant none. She is received upon the renewal of her profession of faith as held in this chh. Adjr. Closed with prayer. A. O. Peloubet Modr.

March 21st .42 Session met at the call of Modr constituted with prayer. Present Rev. A. O. Peloubet. Alfred Bullock, Joseph Chandler, Saml Van Fleet, Elders. After considering the difficulties of performing the functions of session with our number and further that there were members in the chh who might fill the office of Elder with satisfaction to all concerned. It was resolved to ask the church to select two or three individuals in whose piety + wisdom they can confide with whom to divide the arduous duties of the session. Adourned. A. O. Peloubet Modr.

April 3rd 1842. The church at Unionville unanimously elected Benjamin Hayne + Benjamin Van Fleet to the office of elder. They having signified their willingness to serve in the capacity of elders were duly set apart to their office by the Revd Timlo of Amity on the 17th of April 1842. A. O. Peloubet Modr.

Thus far in presbytery examined and approved with the exception of the case of discipline recorded on pages 67 to 71 The whole testimony as recorded being vague, indefinite, and unintelligible and altogether inadequate to bring the session to the recorded result. Chester Septemember 28th. 1842. George Pierson. Modr.

Jan. 8th 1843. Session met by request + was constituted with prayer. Present. Rev. A. O. Peloubet, Saml Vanfleet, Benjm Vanfleet, Benjm Hayne, Elders. Absent Alfred Bulock. Mr. Joseph K. Smith made application for admission to the church, and after being duly examined as to his christian experience + views of scripture doctrine, his request was granted. Adjourned to meet on the 16th inst. A. O. Peloubet Modr.

June 16th 1843 Session failed in coming together. A. O. Peloubet

June 15th 1844 Session met by request and was constituted with prayer. Present A. O. Peloubet. Saml Vanfleet, Benjm Vanfleet. Absent Alfred Bullock who has removed from the bounds of the congregation. Mr. Peter Handford + wife presented their letter from the Presbytery church in Ridgebury which being found in order it was resolved that they be received into covenant relation with this church. Concluded with prayer. A. O. Peloubet

Total in communion per last report to Presbytery. 105. Submitted Sept. 24th 1844. A. O. Peloubet. Clerk of Ses.

Thus far in Presbytery examined and approved. Bethlehem, September 26, 1844. William Timlow. Mod.

Sept 28th 1844. Session met at the call of the Moderator. Constituted with prayer. Present A. O. Peloubet. Modr. Saml Van Fleet, Benjamin Van Fleet, Elders. Absent Alfred Bullock. Mr. John Smith and his wife, with their daughter Sarah presented their certificate of good + regular standing in the Presbyterian Church Deckertown N.J. requesting there-on, to be admitted into covenant relation with this Church. Their letter being found in order it was resolved to receive them into membership. Concluded with prayer. A. O. Peloubet Mod.

Jan 19th 1845 Brothers John Smith + Peter C. Handford were duly elected to the office of Ruling Elders in this church and having signified their willingness to accept the same they were formally set apart to the work of ruling Elders according to the constitution of the our church. A. O. Peloubet. Modr.

1845 Jany 22nd Session by appointed + was opened with prayer. Present A. O. Peloubet. Modr. Benjn VanFleet, Alfred Bullock, John Smith, Peter Handford, Elders. Session atended to the application of Henry L. Lamar for admission into communion with this church. His examination being satisfactory his request was granted. Closed with prayer. A. O. Peloubet. Modr.

Thus far in Presbytery examined and approved at Amity September 24th. 1845. J. B. Hubbard Moderator.

Unionville April 1846 Session met at the request of two of its members. Opened with prayer. Present Joseph Chandler, John Smith, Peter C. Handford. Rev. J. S. Ward being present was requested to moderate the meeting. John Smith request letters of dismission from this church to some one of the Presbyterian Churches in N. Y. City for himself and his wife, & Sarah his daughter. Whereupon Session resolved that his request be granted. Concluded with prayer. J. S. Ward Mod.

May 8th 1846 Session met at the request of its members. Opened with prayer. Present Joseph Chandler, Benjamin Van Fleet, Peter C. Handford. Rev. J. S. Ward being present, Session resolved that he be the Modr. Henry Montgomery a member of this church was reported to Session as being charged by common fame with unchristian conduct whereupon Session resolved that Peter C. Handford be a committee to visit said H Montgomery + enquire into said reports & report at next meeting. Closed with prayer. J. S. ward Mod.

Thus far in Presbytery at Middletown examined and approved. September 23rd. 1846. Nathl Elmer Moderator.

Unionville, August 10th 1846. Session met at the request of two of its members. Opened with prayer. Present Joseph Chandler, Benjamin Van Fleet, Peter C. Handford, Elders. Rev. J. S. Ward being present Session resolved that he be moderator. William J. MacAuly, Daniel Robertson, Chas M. Cuniore, Jeremiah Dunsberry, Julia Ann Midaugh, Hanah Eliz. Cuniary, Syliva Ann Santiga were examined on experimental piety of the doctrines of he Gospel with a view to their admission into the communion of this church. The session being satisfied with their examination agreed to receive them at the next communion. The committee on the case of Henry Montgomery reported that he had seen the accused + that he denied the charge. Adjourned. Concluded with prayer. Signed Rev. J. S. Ward, Modr.

August 24, 1846. The Session met + opened with prayer. Present Joseph Chandler, Benjamin VanFleet, Peter C. Handford, Elders. Rev. J. S. Ward being present Session resolve that he be moderator. Samuel Van Fleet, Maria Sautica and Joseph Sautica were examined on experimental piety + the doctrines of the Gospel with a view to their admission into the communion of this church: the Session, being satisfied with their examination, agreed to receive them at the next Communion. Session Adjourned. Concluded with prayer. (Signed) Rev. J. S. Ward Modr. I certify that the above are true copies of the minutes left in the handwriting of Rev. J. S. Ward + signed by him as moderator. Augustus Seward.

April 9th 1847. Session met at the call of the Moderator. Present. Rev. Augustus Seward, Moderator. Joseph Chandler, Benjamin Van Fleet + Peter C. Handford, Elders. Absent Alfred Bullock, Elder. Opened with prayer. The minutes of he last two meeting were read + approved: as these minutes were written in loose paper + signed by the Rev. J. S. Ward, Moderator, it was resolved that they be copied into the Book of Records and certified by the Moderator. The persons mentioned in these minutes as having been examined by Session “with a view to their admission into the communion of this church” attended + gave their public assent to the articles of faith + covenant at the last communion season: with the exception of Joshua Sautica who did not present himself on that occasion. Session spent a portion of the time in conversation upon the spiritual interests of the church _ the measure of promoting there interests. Mr. Chandler was chosen to attend the next meeting of Presbytery to be held at Montgomery on the 20th instant. Adjourned. Concluded with prayer. Augustus Seward, Modr.

April 29th 1847. Session met at the call of the Moderator. Present, Revd Augustus Seward, Moderator. Benjamin Van Fleet, Joseph Chandler, + Peter C. Handford, Elders. Absent Alfred Bullock, Elder. Opened with prayer. Amje Alward presented a certificate of dismission + a recommendation to the fellowship of this church, from the 2nd Presbyterian Church of Wantage, NJ, dated Aril 25, 1847, + signed by Peter Kanouse, Moderator: whereupon it was resolved that Mr. Alward be admitted to fellowship with us. The following persons presented themselves as candidates for church membership upon profession of their faith. Viz. Sarah Lariza Adams, Sarah Eliza Mills, + Sarh Van Fleet. Having been examined with reference to their christian experience + views of Scripture doctrine, the Session votes to grant their request + to receive them at the approaching communion season. Adjourned to meet on Saturday next, after the Preparatory Lecture. Closed with prayer. Augustus Seward, Moderator.

Saturday, May 1, 1847, the Session failed to meet according to adjournment.

The individuals mentioned, in the minutes of the last meeting, as having been examined before the Session appeared + made a public profession of their faith on Lord’s day, May 2, 1847. Sarah L. Adams + Sarah Van Fleet were also baptized on that occasion.

May 6th 1847. Mr. Lewis Hayne, was at his own request, dismissed from our care + affectionately commended to the christian fellowship of any Presbyterian church in Michigan which God may appoint his residence. By order of the Session, Augustus Seward, Modr.

August 23rd 1847. Mr. Jeremiah Lonusbry, was, at his own request, dismissed from our care, and affectionately commended to the fellowship of the sixth Presbyterian church in New York City. By order of Session. Augustus Seward, Modr.

Annual Statistical Report per year from Sept 1846 to Sept 1847. Presented to Presby. Sep. 1847

Church Members: [?]

Added on exam. 3

“ “ cetif. 1

Died 1

Dismissed 2

Suspended

Baptisms adult 2

? infant 2

Total 4.

No collections have been taken for either o the benevolent Societies.

Thus far in Presbytery examined and approved. Unionville September 29th 1847. John N. Lecoig, Moderator.

November 15th 1847. Session met at the call of the Moderator. Present Augustus Seward, Moderator. Joseph Chandler, Benjamin Van Fleet, Peter C. Handford, Elders. Absent. Alfred Bullock, Elder. Opened with prayer by moderator. There being no special business before the meeting, the evening was spent in conversation upon matters pertaining to the interests of this branch of Zion: after which the meeting was closed with prayer. Augustus Seward, Moderator.

November 19th 1847. Session met, after Preparatory Lecture, at the call of the Moderator. Present Augustus Seward, Moderator. Jos Chandler, Benj Van Fleet + Peter C. Handford, Elders. Absent Alfred Bullock, Elder. Opened with prayer. Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Alward presented herself before Session as a candidate for church-membership. After an examination with reference to her christian experience + her views of Scripture doctrine the Session unanimously voted to receive her. Concluded with prayer. Augustus Seward, Moderator.

May 17th 1848 Session met at the call of the Moderator. Present, Augustus Seward, Moderator. Jos Chandler + Peter C. Handford, Elders. Absent. Benjamin Van Fleet + Alfred Bullock, Elders. Meeting opened with prayer. The evening was spent in conversation respecting the interests of this branch of Zion. The meeting was closed with prayer. Augustus Seward, Moderator.

Septem. 8. 1848 Abraham Shepherd Juns[?] + Margaret Jane, his wife, were, of their own request, dismissed + affectionally [???]ded to the christian fellowship of the Presbyterian church worshipping in 20th Street, New York City. Augustus Seward, Moderator.

Septem. 18. 1848 Session met at the call of the Moderator. Present, Augustus Seward, Moderator, Jos Chandler, Benj Van Fleet + Peter C. Handford, Elders. Absent, Alfred Bullock, Elder. Opened with prayer. The evening was spent in conversation upon subjects pertaining to this branch of Zion: after which the Session adjourned to meet at the Pastor’s study, on the 20th instant at 6 ½ o’clock. Closed with prayer. Augustus Seward, Moderator.

September 20th 1848. Session met pursuant to adjournment. Present, Augustus Seward, Moderator, Jos Chandler, Benj. Van Fleet + Peter C. Handford, Elders. Absent Alfred Bullock Elder. The meeting was opened with prayer. Mr. Josiah D. Wickham appeared + presented a paper of which the following is a copy:

“The undersigned begs leave to present to the Session of the Church of Unionville the following charges against Jos. M. Halsey, one of the members of their church: namely, First, that, either late in the month of April or early in the month of May last, the ?? Halsey, on a certain occasion, accused him before Jacob Whittaker of being instrumental in breaking up a school which, persons to that time, had been kept in this village by Miss Susan [???], + also of designing to prevent the commencement of a school which Mr. W. H. Timlow was then starting: which declarations the undersigned, if his charge is entertained by the Session, will press to have been made by the said Halsey by the testimony of Jacob Whittaker, + to be false in fact by the testimony of Wm. A. Sayer + Henry W. Post. Second, that, about the same time, Mr. Halsey told Benjamin Vanfleet that the undersigned had affirmed, at a certain meeting held in Adams + Pierson’s storehouse, that Benjamin Vanfleet had determined to send an extra scholar to Mr. Timlow’s school: which declaration the undersigned, if his charge is entertained by the Session, will press to have been made by the said Halsey by the testimony of Benjamin Vanfleet + Peter C. Handford, + to be false in fact by the testimony of Peter C. Handford + Jacob Whittaker who will testify that Mr. Halsey himself made the representation. The undersigned having employed, without avail, the means of reconciliation required in Book of Discipline chapter 2ed Section 3rd, and [???] himself to be greatly rejected by the above named misrepresentations, requests that an opportunity may be granted to him to persecute his complaint, + that the said Jos. M. Halsey may be dully brought to trial. All which he respectfully submits.” Dated Unionville Sept 20th 1848. Signed Josiah D. Wickham

The Session, having receive the above complaint of Josiah D. Wickham, adopted the following minutes: Whereas of the four ruling Elder which compose this Session one now resides in the State of New Jersey + is no longer able to attend our meetings, and two others are relatives of the parties concerned + in a measure interested, therefore, Resolved that the Session, deeming itself for these + other reasons incompetent to sit in judgment upon the case, will respectfully refer it to their Presbytery for adjudication. And further Resolved that, inasmuch as this Session is not entitled to a representative of the eldership at the next meeting of Presbytery, the Pastor be appointed a Committee to lay this reference before the Presbytery, + to make such [???] explanation as may then be demanded. There being no further business before the meeting the Session adjourned the meeting. Closed with prayer. Augustus Seward, Moderator.

Annual Statistical report for year from Sep’ 1847 to Sept 1848, presented to Presby. of Hudson Sep 1848.

Added on Examina. 1

“ “ Catif.

Died. 2.

Dismissed. 2.

Suspsended

Total in comm. Unknown.

Baptisms (adult) –

“ (infant) 6.

Total 6.

Collections.

Home Missions $20

Foreign “ $20

Total $40

Thus far in Presbytery examined and approved. Florida, September 27th 1848. William Timlow, Mod.

Dec’r 2nd 1848. Session met at the call of the Moderator. Present, Augustus Seward, Moderator. Jos Chandler + Benjm Vanfleet + Peter C. Hanford, Elders. Absent. Alfred Bullock, Elder. The meeting was opened with prayer. Ms Ann Harrison presented a certificate from the Presbyterian church of Amity + requested to be received into the communion of this church; her request was granted. The meeting adjourned. Closed with prayer. Augustus Seward, Moderator.

Triennial Statical Report from Sep 1847 to Feb 1848.

No of members is unknown.

Added on exam 13.

“ “ Certif. 1

14

Dismissed 7

Increase 7

Adult Baptisms 8

Infant 8.

Total Baptisms 16

Collections from the last 2 years

Home Missions $20

Foreign “ 40

Sabbath Schools 4

Bible 5

Genl Assembly 4.15

$73.15

Deduct from the above increase of 7 Death (omitted) 3. leaves 4 as the correct number.

April 25th 1849. Session met at the call of the Moderator. Present. Augustus Seward, Moderator. Joseph Chandler, Benjm Van Fleet, Peter C. Handford, Elders. Absent, Alfred Bullock, Elder. The meeting was opened with prayer. No special business being presented, after conversation upon matters pertaining to this branch of Zion, the meeting adjourned: closed with prayer. Augustus Seward, Moderator.

May 2nd 1849. Session met at the call of the Moderator. Present, as at the last meeting: opened with prayer. Mrs. Mary Ann (Wife of Lewis L.) Smith presented herself as a candidate for church membership. After an examination with reference to her christian experience + views of Scripture doctrine, the Session voted to granted the request. The meeting then adjourned, being closed with prayer. August Seward, Moderator.

Mrs. Smith made a public profession of her faith the following Sabbath.

Aug 25. 1849. Mrs. Angie Alward + Mrs. Elizabeth A Alward were this day dismissed + commended to the fellowship of the Presbyterian church of West Town now under the pastoral care of the Reverence Ralph Bull.

Sep’ 2. 1849. The Session met at the call of the moderator. Present, Augustus Seward, Moderator. Benjamin Van Fleet, Joseph Chandler, Elders. Absent Peter C. Handford, Alfred Bullock, Elders. The trustees of the Congregation had been invited to attend, but were not present. The meeting was opened with prayer. The Pastor gave notice that it was his intention to apply, at the next meeting o the Presbytery of Hudson, for a dissolution of the Pastoral relation now existing between himself + this people: whereupon it was Resolved that the Pastor be requested to give notice of his intention immediately after the morning service of next Sabbath, and to request the congregation to appoint the necessary commissioners to represent the at the meeting of the Presbytery. The meting then adjourned, being closed with prayer. Augustus Seward, Moderator.

Annual Statistical Report to the Presbytery of Hudson. Present September 1849.

Church Members added on examination 1.

“ “ certificate 1.

Died 0.

Dismissed 2.

Total Unknonwn.

Baptism, Adult 1.

Collections Home Missions $14.

Foreign “ 20.

Sabbath School 5. Total $40

Augustus Seward, Pastor.

Thus far examined and approved in Presbytery at Amity, September 26th, 1849. Augustus Seward, Moderator.

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