Letter from Myron Higley and Others, circa 16 September 1842

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to deprive her of all knowledge of her own conduct. after discusing the foregoing allegations & the circumstances attending the transaction of the same, it was moved by the President & Seconded by Sister Cynthia Burr that the acknowledgement offered by Sister Chase be accepted by the Conference & that she be forgiven. Carried
Prest
Samuel Tibbals Clerk
After the above proceedings of the Conference some of the Brethren & sisters became dissatisfied with their own decision of the foregoing case, from the consideration that it was decided according to the advice of Elder , instead of being decided according to the evidence ( having at the time advised the Conference to forgive Sister Chase & said it was their duty to do so. In conseqence of the aforesaid dissatisfaction the Case was reported at the Conference held in Utica in June 1842 & the Conference ordered that the Branch should institute a new trial in the case of Sister Chase. agreeable to the above order a Conference of the branch was convend agreeable to notice on the 2d of July 1842 at the house of Amasa Burr in Leyden, & was opened by singing & a prayer by the President.
A request in writing was presented to the Branch from Brother Justus Chase & Sister Nancy Chase that she Sister Nancy Chase might be cut off from the Church, by the Brethren & Sisters withdrawing the hand of fellowship from her. the request was signed by Brother & Sister Chase. After a few remarks by the President in opposition to granting the request of Brother & Sister Chase. It was moved by teacher Amasa Burr & seconded by Brother Russel Cornwell that Sister Nancy Chase have a trial for the charges <​that were​> alleged against her. which were then prefered against her by teacher Amasa Burr in the following words (viz) Whereas certain Individuals have lost money at the house of Brother Justus Chase and whereas you, Sister Nancy Chase are suspected as being the person who took said money. Therefore we do hereby request you to appear at the house [p. [2]]
to deprive her of all knowledge of her own conduct. after discusing the foregoing allegations & the circumstances attending the transaction of the same, it was moved by the President & Seconded by Sister Cynthia Burr that the acknowledgement offered by Sister Chase be accepted by the Conference & that she be forgiven. Carried
Prest
Samuel Tibbals Clerk
After the above proceedings of the Conference some of the Brethren & sisters became dissatisfied with their own decision of the foregoing case, from the consideration that it was decided according to the advice of Elder , instead of being decided according to the evidence ( having at the time advised the Conference to forgive Sister Chase & said it was their duty to do so. In conseqence of the aforesaid dissatisfaction the Case was reported at the Conference held in Utica in June 1842 & the Conference ordered that the Branch should institute a new trial in the case of Sister Chase. agreeable to the above order a Conference of the branch was convend agreeable to notice on the 2d of July 1842 at the house of Amasa Burr in Leyden, & was opened by singing & a prayer by the President.
A request in writing was presented to the Branch from Brother Justus Chase & Sister Nancy Chase that she Sister Nancy Chase might be cut off from the Church, by the Brethren & Sisters withdrawing the hand of fellowship from her. the request was signed by Brother & Sister Chase. After a few remarks by the President in opposition to granting the request of Brother & Sister Chase. It was moved by teacher Amasa Burr & seconded by Brother Russel Cornwell that Sister Nancy Chase have a trial for the charges that were alleged against her. which were then prefered against her by teacher Amasa Burr in the following words (viz) Whereas certain Individuals have lost money at the house of Brother Justus Chase and whereas you, Sister Nancy Chase are suspected as being the person who took said money. Therefore we do hereby request you to appear at the house [p. [2]]
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