Minute Book 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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testifies that—
Br. Brown said it would <not> do to go into the world  to pre[a]ch that they are in darkness,— for they were  not— He said that he could not preach against the Methodists for he  should preach against his own will in so doing— He saw many more things  which I do not remember,
We witness the above to be true—
Caleb Baldwin jr.
Nancy Baldwin
Silvester Hulet testifies that
He and br. Brown went met together to br. Tub’s— “and on the way there, Br.  Brown took his lisence out of his pocket and showed it to me and  asked me how I would like to have such paper— to which I answered  that I had made application to the council for an ordination some  time since and was rejected.— He seemed to talk to me in such a manner  that I understood him to sensure the heads of this Church in some  things.
Silvester Hulet.
After which the said that the case was now ready for in vestigation. & spoke in behalf of the Church  and & for br. Brown.
After the above counsellors and the accused had spoken we  adjourned half an hour.
Convened according to adjournment.
Opened in prayer by President.  Proceeded to business descided br. Brown’s case as follows.
According to testimony and the voice of the Holy Spirit  which is in us, we say unto you, that God in his infinite  mercy doth yet grant you a space of repentance: Therefore if  you confess all the charges which have been alledged against you,  to be just— & this is a spirit that we can receive it then you  can stand as a private member in this Church— otherwise we have  no fellowship for you. And also, that the ordination of Silvester  Hulet performed by Samuel Brown is illegal therefore not acknowledged  by us to be of God— Therefore is void and good for nothing.
The foregoing descision sanctioned by the unanimous. Aye. of the  Councellors. [p. 56]
testifies that—
Br. Brown said it would not do to go into the world to preach that they are in darkness,— for they were not— He said that he could not preach against the Methodists for he should preach against his own will in so doing— He saw many more things which I do not remember,
We witness the above to be true—
Caleb Baldwin jr.
Nancy Baldwin
Silvester Hulet testifies that
He and br. Brown went together to br. Tub’s— “and on the way there, Br. Brown took his lisence out of his pocket and showed it to me and asked me how I would like to have such paper— to which I answered that I had made application to the council for an ordination some time since and was rejected.— He seemed to talk to me in such a manner that I understood him to sensure the heads of this Church in some things.
Silvester Hulet.
After which the said that the case was now ready for investigation. & spoke in behalf of the Church and & for br. Brown.
After the above counsellors and the accused had spoken we adjourned half an hour.
Convened according to adjournment.
Opened in prayer by President. Proceeded to business descided br. Brown’s case as follows.
According to testimony and the voice of the Holy Spirit which is in us, we say unto you, that God in his infinite mercy doth yet grant you a space of repentance: Therefore if you confess all the charges which have been alledged against you, to be just— & this is a spirit that we can receive it then you can stand as a private member in this Church— otherwise we have no fellowship for you. And also, that the ordination of Silvester Hulet performed by Samuel Brown is illegal therefore not acknowledged by us to be of God— Therefore is void and good for nothing.
The foregoing descision sanctioned by the unanimous. Aye. of the Councellors. [p. 56]
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