History, 1834–1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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1st It is according to the rules & regulations of all regularly  and legal organized bodies to have a president to  keep order.
2ond. The body thus organized are under obligations  to be in subjections to that authority.
3d. When a congregation assembles in this they  shall submit to the following rules that due respect  may be paid to the order of worship. viz.
 
1st. No man shall be interupted who is appointed to  speak by the permission of the church, by any disorderly  person or persons in the congregation, by whispering,  by laughing, by talking, by manaceing gestures, by  getting up and running out in a disorderly manner,  or by offering indignity to the manner of worship,  or the religion, or to any officer of said church while  officiateing in his office in any wise whatever, by  any display of ill manners, or ill breeding, from old,  or young, rich, or poor, male or female, bond or free,  black or white, believer or unbeliever, and if any of the  above insults are offered such measures will be  taken as are lawful to punish the aggressor, or agg ressors and eject them out of the .
2ond. An insult offered to the presiding Eldr. of said  church shall be concidered an insult to the whole  body, also an insult offered to any of the officers  of said church while officiateing shall be considered  an insult to the whole body.—
3d. All persons are prohibited from going up the  stairs in times of worship.
4th. All persons are prohibited from exploreing the   except waited upon by a person appointed for  that purpose.
5th. All persons are prohibited from going into the several  pulpits except the officers who are appointed to offi ciate in the same.
6th. All persons are prohibited from cutting, marking,  or maring, the inside, or outside of the , with a  knife pencil or any other instrument whatever, under  pain of such penalty as the law shall inflict.
7th. All children are prohibited from assembling in [p. 176]
 
1st It is according to the rules & regulations of all regular and legal organized bodies to have a president to keep order.
2ond. The body thus organized are under obligations to be in subjection to that authority.
3d. When a congregation assembles in this they shall submit to the following rules that due respect may be paid to the order of worship. viz.
 
1st. No man shall be interupted who is appointed to speak by the permission of the church, by any disorderly person or persons in the congregation, by whispering, by laughing, by talking, by manaceing gestures, by getting up and running out in a disorderly manner, or by offering indignity to the manner of worship, or the religion, or to any officer of said church while officiateing in his office in any wise whatever, by any display of ill manners, or ill breeding, from old, or young, rich, or poor, male or female, bond or free, black or white, believer or unbeliever, and if any of the above insults are offered such measures will be taken as are lawful to punish the aggressor, or aggressors and eject them out of the .
2ond. An insult offered to the presiding Eldr. of said church shall be concidered an insult to the whole body, also an insult offered to any of the officers of said church while officiateing shall be considered an insult to the whole body.—
3d. All persons are prohibited from going up the stairs in times of worship.
4th. All persons are prohibited from exploreing the except waited upon by a person appointed for that purpose.
5th. All persons are prohibited from going into the several pulpits except the officers who are appointed to officiate in the same.
6th. All persons are prohibited from cutting, marking, or maring, the inside, or outside of the , with a knife pencil or any other instrument whatever, under pain of such penalty as the law shall inflict.
7th. All children are prohibited from assembling in [p. 176]
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