MINUTES OF THE MADISON BAPTIST ASSOCIATION

 

 

MINUTES
OF THE
MADISON BAPTIST ASSOCIATION,
HOLDEN AT
SMITHFIELD, IN THE COUNTY OF MADISON,
SEPTEMBER 13th and 14th, 1809.

UTICA:
PRINTED FOR THE ASSOCIATION,
BY SEWARD AND WILLIAMS.
1809.

 


Minutes, Ec.

Wednesday, Sept. 13, 1809.

I. AT 10 o'clock, A. M Elder Hosmer delivered a discourse from Phil. i. 27, 28--
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2. A Moderator and Clerk were chosen, and after prayer by the Moderator, read the letters from the Several churches, and took the following list of their messengers, with their alteration the year past, and the present number of each church.

Ministers' names in Italics: Those marked thus * not present.

CHURCHES                 MESSENGERS.

Cazenovia John Peck, Joseph Cooley, Abiel Ainsworth, Henry Sweet, Anthony Howd, Daniel Lathrop,

Columbus. William Burch, Peter German, Jeremiah Page.

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Brookfield Nathaniel Marsh, Zadeck Beebee, Jun. Samuel Marsh.

DeRuyter Leonard Waters,

1 Eaton. Benjamin Pearce, Talcot Devan, Benajah House.

2 Eaton. Aroswell Lamb, Simeon Dutcher.

Fabius Peter Ph. Roots, James Wheeler,* Dea. Thomas Keeny, Abel Clough, Elijah Divine.

German. John Lawton, Ebenezer Wakely, Edward Southworth, Joshua Fish,

Hamilton. Ashbel Hosmer, Dea. Jonathan Olmstead, Rawson Harman, Miles Standish.

Homer. Alfred Bennett, John Keep.

Lisle. No information.

Madison Salmon Morton, * James Hiscox, John Seaver.

Manlius. Paul Main, Calvin Ellis.

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Nelson. Roswell Beckwirth, Dea. Moses Smith, Duty Lapham, Edward Dunham, David Smith.

Norwich. Elisha Ranson,* Jonathan Ferris, Dea. James Purdy.

1. Pompey. Nathan Baker, John Curtiss.

2. Pompey. Thomas Tuttle, Amos Benedict, Benjam Benson.

Sherburne. James Pettit,* Amos Graves. John Flint, Isaac Skinner.

2. Solon Nathan Peck, James H. Wheeler.

Smithfield. Roswell Glas, Joel Doolittle, Chauncy Butler, David Hutchinson, Cornelius Dikeman.

Truxton. Jonathan Drake, Jesse Keeny.

Westmoreland. Ora Butler, Nehemiah Jones.

The Churches of 2 Brookfield, Columbus, Solon, and 2 Eaton,
received this session,
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3. Received Messengers from the Otsego Association, viz: Brethren
Abbot, Luther and Osborn. From Rensselaerville--Minutes.--Cayuga,
no information. Whom, with other visiting brethren, were invited to
take a seat with us.

4. Appointed Brother Ferris to write a letter of correspondense to
the Otsego Association : Br. Bennet to the Rensselaerville : Br.
Peck to the Cayuga; and Br. Seaver to the Black River Assocation,
with whome we wish to open a correspondence. Prayter by Br.
Roots, and we adjourned till 9 o'clock, A. M. to-morrow.

5. THURSDAY, SEPT. 14.
Met according to adjournment : after singing and prayer, read and
accepted the corresponding letters; also a circular to the Churches.

At 11 o'clock, A.M. Br. Bennet preached from I. John iii.2. Then
resumed business.

6. Appointed Messengers to the corresponding Associations, viz : To
Otsego, Brethren Hosmer, Lawton, Peck and Bennet. To
Rensselaerville, Brethren Hosmer, Burch and Peck. To Cayuga,
Brethren Tuttle, Baker, Lawton, Bennet and J. Butler. To Black
River, Br. Roots.

7. Voted, That the 8th article of our constitution and plan of
government be amended so as to read as follows : "The Letters
from the churches to the Association to be short, and

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the corresponding letters to be in writing;" it being the previous
intention of this Association.

8. Appointed Br. Peck to write a Circular Letter for next year. Br.
Peck was appointed last year, our Secretary.

9. Appointed Br. Butler to superintend printing the minutes.

10. Our next Association to be holden at Hamilton, the second
Wednesday in September next, at 10 o'clock. A. M.

11. Agreed on the following supplies for destitute churches.
Br. Ferris, 2d Lord's Day October.
Br. Bennet, 2d   do. February.
2. Solon. Br. Lawton, 2d   do. April.
Br. Peck, 2d      do. July.
Br. Ferris, 4th    do. September.
Br. J. Butler, 3d  do. November.
2. Eaton. Br. Baker, 3d     do. January.
Br. Marsh, 3d     do. April.
  Br. Hosmer, 3d   do. May.

12. Br. Butler delivered a discourse from Acts ix.31.
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HAMILTON BAPTIST MISSIONARY SOCIETY
This Society has been in operation now two years. Several
Missionaries have been employed chiefly on the Holland purchase,
with encouraging prospects of instrumentally advan-

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cing the Zion of God. The Editor regrets that he has not the
returns of the Missionaries to lay such extracts from them before
the churches and the public as this sheet will admit. Elder Ashbel
Hosmer is President; Br. Joseph Colwell, Secretary, and Dea.
Olmstead, Treasurer. Their annual meeting is held at the same
place with this Association, the day previous, at 2 o'clock, P.M. A
general attendance of the members if requested.

CIRCULAR LETTER.

THE Elders and Messengers composing the Madison Association, to
the Churches they represent, GREETING :
Although this is the first time we address you in our present
connexion, yet we do not now address you as strangers, for various
and important have been the subject of those letters to you in our
former connexion with the Otsego Association. We have some of
us, from the first settlement of this country, been acquainted with
each other, and seen much of the Lord's goodness wherewith he
that visited us.
. . . .
By order, and in behalf of the Association,
ORA BUTLER, Moderator,
EBENEZER WAKELEY, Clerk.
 

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