Palestine Baptist Church Records

November 1859 - December 1937

Transcribed by Sherri from images donated by Joy Fisher from FHL Film #358487.

1859 - 1868

1869 - 1877

1878 - 1885


From the Minutes Book Vol. 1

January 1869 - Report of Brother Wm Hamilton on Edward Hamilton is Received & the committy is Released; Brother Blades cam & confest intoxication; that the church for gave Brother Blades for getting intoxicated

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February 5th 1869 - By order of our Deacons j.H. Mains a call Meting of the church of Palistine Pendleton County Ky on the first Saturday in February 1869 the Members met that would; and after Reading a potion of gods word then the members Present adoped the following Rules to wit:
Proceded to ordanise by apointing Brother J.H. Mains act as Moderator
Movd & seconded that the votes that was sent in by a member be received as tho they were present
Moved and seconded that the members all at Palistine all Pay one Dollar & 50 cens Each
Moved & seconded that Each member is to Pay quarterly the one dollar & fifty the church has Leved & Brothher James B. Hamilton be called on
Moved and seond to call a Preacher this Day for to Preach the Ensuing year from March 1869
By the voice of 4 fifts of the church Brother Bell was cald that Brother J.H. Mains
See Brother Bel & to see what he wil charge for his Labors the Ensuing year     J.H. Mains Mod    Laban Mains Clerk

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February 1869 on Saturday be fore the 4 Saaboth that Wm Hamilton be Excluded from our boddy for profane swaring & Dancing; to Exclude Edward Hamilton for profane swaring; to apoint a commity to see Brother Laban Woods & in vite him to come to our next meeting charge with Dancing; Brother Minor Martin is the committy        Henry Bell Mod        Laban Mains Cl

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Aprile 1869 - the united Baptist Did not meet at Palistine but the Paster was there at his Post

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May 1869 - Preaching by Brother Henry Bell;14 members Present

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August 1869 - Preaching by Brother Kirk; the Report in Laban Woods cas Received & the commity Released

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September 1869 - did not meet but the Paster & 2 members

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November 1869 - preaching by Brother Henry Bell     Bro H Bell modarator     J.H. Mains Clerk

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December 25, 1869 - motion to apointed a commity to wait on Laban Woods & his wife; the commity Brother John C. Mains & Samuel Mains to in vite or no of them what they will doo con seren there Dancing at there oan house    H Bell Mo     Laban Mains Cl

January 1870 - Laban Wods & wife Dismised for Dancing; a commity to wait on martha g Hamilton & no of her conserning of her Dancing & to Report at the next meting; The commity is Bethern J.H. Mains & L J Bradford

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February 1870 - that Brother Samuel Mains be our clerk; that sister Martha G. Hamilton be forgave;that Brother joel Hamilton be forgave     Henry Bell Mod    Samuel Mains Clerk

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March 1870 - the church has cald Brother Wm Ragan to Preach for us the Ensuing year 

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Aprile 1870 - Brother J H Mains takes the House the first 3 monts to keep; John C. Mains 2 3 months; Samuel Mains 3 time; Joel Hamilton the 4

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May 1870 - Brother Ragan Labour this year is twenty 4 $ for his Labour at Palistine church      Brother Wm Ragan Mo    Laban Mains Cl

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June 1870 - a commity to wait on sister King; the comitty is sisters Cordela & Martha G Hamilton

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July 1870 - that Brother L mains, M Martin & J Hamilton J H Mains L J Bradford be our messengers to bear our Leter to the association

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September 1870 - Preaching by Brother Mason cens; than came forward Edward Hamilton & was Restored & granted a Letter By order of the church

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October 1870 - Brother Thomas Miller came & was Received by the church as a member in our boddy untill He gets a Letter

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November 1870 - Brother Thomas Bradford came & Joined by Leter & was Received unanamous By the church; Brother Thomas Miller came & Joined By Leter & was Receivd unanamous By the church; the church grants a Leter to Fenton Mains; the church grants a Leter to Brother Wm Hamilton & wife also to golasby

February 1871 - that the church grant Brother Vincent a Leter of Dismis all

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March 1871 - the church admited Brother Fields & sister Fields there Leter of Dis missel Don by the Brother at a prayer meeting; Brother Ragan Excepted to tend as pastor for Palistine     Brother Ragan Mod    Labon Mains Cl

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Aprile 1871 - sister Mary Rout Joined by Leter in the Evening

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June 1871 - no paster nor no business Don    Laban Mains Clerk

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July 1871 - Bretheren Laban Mains, David Logan, James M. Mains, James Routt, Nimrod Routt, Thomas Miller, James E. Mains, N.D.C. Mains, Wm Miller are chosen to bare our Letter to the association at Beaver creek church Harison county

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August 1871 - Brother Laban Mains chosen Moderator; Expelled Brother Robert Bradford out of the Church the 3 Saturday in August 1871 for profane swaring; Brother N.D. Mains chosed Deacant of the palistee Church; that arm shuld be extgended to the sellers run; Brother John Bradford be forgiving for swaring    David Logan Clek    Brother Mains Mod

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September 1871 - Reading by Brother Owens;arm with drawn from sellers run     James D. Logan Clerk    Brother Ragan Md

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October 1871 - to fine aney male member ten Dollars for sittin on the ladis side or reported to the grandjury   J D Logan Clerk   W M Ragan Mod

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November 1871 - Preaching by Brother Owens;James D. Logan appointed treasure

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December 1871 - Came forward brother Levi Mains & sister Susan Mains & sister Mary F Mains & was Received by Letter

lFebruary 1872 - the church cald Bother W.L. Ragan to watch over the flock till March 1873

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March 1872 - that Brother James E Mains care for the Hous & firnish the Leight for the Baptist onley that each male member pay 50 cents for Keeping the House & Lights to be Paid quarterly; That Brother Levi Mains be apointed to collect the money for the keeping of the House & Lights & Pay over to James E Mains

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Aprile 1872 - Preaching by Brother Mason Owens   J D Logan Cl     W M Ragan mod

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May 1872 - prayer by Brother Mason cens; elected Brother cens Moderator; that Brother Mains act as clerk protem

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June 1872 - Preaching by Brother Ragan; the church grants a Letter to Brother David Logan; Brother Robert Stanley chosen clerk & is to wright the Letter to Brother Logan; Brother Laban Bradford chosen to collect unpaid subscripton money for to pay Brother Ragan for his Labour

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July 1872 - that Brother L Mains acts as clerk pro tem; that Brother Laban Mains wright our Leter to the association; Bretheren Laban Mains, Laban J. B Bradford, John C Mains, Levi Mains, James W Mains, James E Mains, Random Lay chosen to bear our Leter to the association       Wm L Ragan Mod

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Augusr 1872 - Preaching by Rev Mason Owens; Came forward Brother Edward Murrill & sister Polie Murrill; Letters granted Bro John L Rice & sister Mandy Rice; to appoint a commity of Three to investigate a difficulty between Bro Levy Mains & Bro Joe Hamilton    R A Stanely Clerk    W L Regan Mod

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October 1872 - to release the commitee to investigate the difficulty between Bro Levy Mains and Bro Joe Hamilton; to exclude Bro Harden Rughes and Bro Riley Simpson for attaching them selves to the Christian Church     Eld W L Regan Mod    R A Stanley Ck

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 November 1872 - speaking by Brother Miller; a letter granted to Bro H Rughes Jun; Letters granted to sister Mandy & Mary B Rugles   W.L. Regan Mod    R A Stanley Cl

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December 21 st 1872 - Brother James E. Mains Moderator    James E Mains Mod      Laban Mains Cl.

January 1873 - that Brother N.D.C. Mains act as clerk pro tem; that a committtee be appointed to wait on Lewis Day on a charge of Dancing & profane swearing, the comittee Levi Mains & N.D.C. Mains & Wm Miller    Brother Ragan Mod    N.D.C. Mains Clerk

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February 1873 - the comitee on Luis Day Reported & was Released; Day was Expeld for profane swearing & Dancing; that those absent by sickness be allowed a vote for the preacher;the votes cast for the Pasters Ragan 10, Barbee 12, Denmon 4; that Brother Minor Martin & N.D.C. Mains see Brother Barbee if he will Except the call & Report next meeting    Levi Mains Moderator N.D.C. Mains clerk pro tem

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March 1873 - that Brother Laban Mains be our cerk by a unanamous vote of the church; that the comittee be Released from seeing & Reporting in the case of Brother Barbee; that Eliott Fishback have a subsxription List to Raise money to Help pay Br Barbee to preach till December; that Brother Ley Keep the House this year; that Br Levi Mains be Released from collecting Money for to Pay for keeping of the House by Br J.E. Mains for the year 1873; that Br Thomas Bradford be collector for the keeping of the House this year

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Aprile 1873 - Preaching by Br Joseph Barbee; came forward sister Palmer & was Restorde; that J.T. McKiney take the subscriptions & collect all of the money & Keep a Record of saim to Pay Brother Barbee from Aprile till December    Barbee Mod     Laban Mains Clerk

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July 1873 - Brother Ley & Laban J. Bradford & Thomas Bradford, J.E. Mains, Levi Mains, Edward Merrel apointed to Bear our Leter (to association); on Sunday after our church meeting came forward cindy Mattox & Joined at Palistine & is a member when Baptised

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September 1873 - sister M.E. Lucas came forwarde & Joined for Baptism

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November 1873 - Robert Mattox came forward & Joined for Baptism; Movd By the church to Exclude Thomas Miller for stealing a Horse; after preaching at night then the hand of church fellow ship was given to Brother & sister Mattox & sister courtney; Moved to chose a Paster by silent Ballot, Barbee 13    Ragan 2; Thomas Bradford & Miner Martin aponted to Raise money to pay the paster for the year 1874

January 1874 - Brother N.D.C. Mains act as Moderator; Moved & seconed to call a Paster by Ballot ; the church celected Brother Ragan to Preach for the church one year; that J.E. Mains be a treasurer for this year; Bretheren John C. Mains & Thomas Bradford to see Brother Ragan if he will serve

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February 1874 - a committy to in vite the absent Members that belongs to Palistine to fill ther seats; N.D.C. Mains, Laban j Bradford, Levi Mains, thomas Bradford U Wm Ragan, John T. McKiney chosen to see the absent Members & Report at our next meeting     N.D.C. Mains Mod   Laban Mains Cl

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Aprile 1874 - a good Exoratation from Brother Ragan; sister Stanley is to Have a Leter; the church Excluded Losson Bishop; Brother McKiney clad for a Letter & the churh granted it; Brotheren Thomas Bradford cald for a Letter; John Bradford cald for a Letter also

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May 1874 - that the church grant Brother thomas Bradford & sister Bradford His wife Letters; to grant sister Meriah Mains hir Leter; Brother Miner Martin his Letter; to grant Brother John Bradford his Leter

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July 1874 - Mesengers to bar letter to the association - Bretheren Wm Miller, Ransom Ley

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August 1874 - to Raise a commity to take a subscription; to build a church House at Palistine; that Brother Ragan take one of the subscriptions & E.K. Mains & L.J. Bradford, R La, Levi Mains to take Each a subscription to Raise Money to build

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September 1874 - Brother N.D.C. Mains chose Moderator

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October 1874 - that the case between Brother thomas Bradford & sister EK. Mains & Report at our next meting; Sister Cordela Hamilton, sister Ley, James E. Mains, Wm Ragan volunteer to Make Peace

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December 1874 - apointed Brother J.E. Mains clerk pro tem

January 1875 - that Brother Levi Mains act as Moderator   that Bro Ley take the vote & Report who is the highest; The church calls Brother Wm Ragan as Paster; a Rport from the treasurer that no funds is His Hands & Has Receved none to Pay the Paster; J.E. Mains Released from treasurer; to appoit Brother R Ley treasurer & Collector to Pay to the Paster & Report to the church

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May 1875 - that Brother James Hamilton act as moderator; the church granted sister Polly Merel Hir Letter    Jams B. Hamilton Mod   Laban Mains Cl.

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July 1875 - Preaching by Brother Mason cens; Brother Thomas Bradford & wife Restore   Brother Mason cens  Mod Laban Mains Cl

the meting continued one wek with two additions on tuesday night; thomas miller Restored By confeshn that he is not guilty of the crime but was guilty of other mean acts the church Rece Him; on the 4 of July came forward Elizabeth Miller & Joined by a relation of chistain Exprance & was Received for Baptism whitch ____; thomas Courtney came in Joined & was Receivd for Baptism & was Baptised in the Licking River; andy Miller Received for Baptism; Geo Witt Received for Baptism; Miller & with & all was baptised in Licking River in August on saboth after the church Meeting

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November 1875 - three members met 3 Saturday in November 1875; No business Done; no singin no Prayer; offered up to god for a blessing; Lord bless Palistine Members with a sperit of Love is the Prayer of there umble clerk   Laban Mains

February 1876 - Brother J.E. Mains act as moderator  to Receive Brother Miller by giving him the Right Hand of fellowship;an Election for Preacher M.M. arnell got 6, Henry Bell 8 and Barbee none; To send a committy to see Brother Bell & no How Mutch will charge the church for His Labour; comity James Woods & Levi Mains; Brother J.E. Mains apointed assistan clerk to take charge of the Books

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Aprile 1876 - James E Mains eleted Moderator; Brother Nicholas D C Mains granted a Letter; James Woods & A Mains & S S Mains cald for Letters & was a tie vote & then left; the church would not grant them

Brother Levi Mains Has got the church Meeting changed from the 3 Saturday in Every month to the firs Saboth & Saturday befor by a magority  two votes this is testifyd to by James E Mains; the vote of the church for the change stands thus: Agains the change: E.J. Browning, N.D.C. Mains, S.S. Mains, Tut Ley, Eliza Palmer, Laban Mains, Sarah Catharine Mains   For the change: Martha G Merrel, Cordela Hamilton, Susan Mains, Betty Miller, Andy Miller, Ed Merrel, Albert Mains, James Woods & Levi Mains

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May 1876 - Met on first Saturday in May at 11 o'clock; Preaching by Bro H Bell;  comity to see Brother bell to act as pastor  Report that he can preach for us if our meeting is changed from the third Saturday to the first Sabboth & Saturday in each month to suit the conviencence of our pastor; the Meeting be changed to first Sunday & Saturday before in each month

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August the 5 1876 - first Saturday in August 1876 at 2 o'clock in the evening as acount of Rain; in the Morning they could not Meet at 11 oClock; A few of the Breethoring Met & after Singing & prayer By Brother Laban Mains they went in to Business: that Bro J.E. Mains be Mod & that N D C Mains be clerk pro tem; that N D C Mains & F R Leay be apointed to Solicit Means to get Doars & windows & select the help they want; Moved to adjourn till third Saturday in August at 11 oClock

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At a Meeting held begining August 3 St Brethern A L Jordan & J R Barbee were added to the church;
August the 4 - Miss Allice Mckiney & Renny Routt
August ___ - Mr William Hampton
Aug 8 - Mr H C Fields & wife By Letter & Marguet fields by profession
August 9 10 o'clock Mr ELiot Fishback & wife; Night - Ben Brown, Loney Bradford, Edard hamilton
August 10 - Mrs Martha Mckiney; Night William Parmer
August 11 - T N Hamilton at the River
The above named persons were Baptized by Brother Barbee & Jordan in the Licking River August the 11 1876;
Then Brother Jordan preached at the House at night & Received then Louis Hamilton & David Steward & Nicholas Martin & ____ Smith;   
Then Brother Barbee continued the meeting comencing tuesday night; Then came forward & Joined the church: Martin vanhook & wife under watch care and Carlina Hill, Marguet Roach, Rossilla Mains, Prissillia Hamilton by profession & Cynthia pebworth; for Membership 16 J B Wood & Sarah Cummins;
the above were Baptized the 18 day of august in willow creek; at ight came mrs Dawson by profession and was Baptised the 5 day of September 1876 in Licking River, and sister Sarrah Courtney & annaliza a. Courtney came under watch cars till they Brought Letters

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August 1876 3 Saturday - reading of church covenant Rules & Decorum; Louis Hamilton acknowledge & for gave; Albert Mains acknowlege & forgave; Thomas Bradford confesses to doing wrong & forgave; N D C Mains welcome to church privilege a gain; edward Mckiney acknowledge to doing wrong & forgave; Brother G.W Scot & Wife granted Leter; time of our regular meeting changed back to third Saturday; Delegates to association: Brethern N D C Mains; Thomas Bradford, Eliot Fishback, S A Miller, TN Hamilton, Wm Hampton, A B Mains, Louis Hamilton, J C Mains; vote for clerk Laban Mains 10, J E Mains 15; the church called for assoiation at palestine; Bro Thomas Bradford and Bro N D C Mains apointed to see how mutch can get subscribed to pay Bro Barbee to preach once a month the balance of the year; for Bro Arnold once a month    Levi Mains Mod    N D C Mains, Clerk protem

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September 1876 - Thomas Bradford & Ben Brown apointed a committy to wait on Brother John Routt to no his absence from church; Brother Eliot Fishback a committy to wait on Brother James Routt to no his absence; James Lucas a committy to wait on Brother wm Simpson to no his absence; Levi Mains a committy to wait on Brother A Miller to kn his absence    Levi Mains Mod   James E Mains Clk

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October 1876 - Preaching by Brother Arnold; came forward sister Eliza J. Hill ad Jointed by letter; that the church take a silent vote for Pasturs; vote stands thus For Barbee 15   For Arnold 11; Brother John Routt Present and was Restorde; Brother James Routts case continued until Next Meeting; to continue Brother Lutengerg case until Next Meeting ; to Dismis the committy apointed to wait on A D Miller Bros Eliot Fishback, & F R Leay a committy to wait on Brother Barbee to se if he will aso take care of the church for the year 1877; Committy to wait on Brother Simpson not Reddy to Report   M.M. Arnold Mod    J.E. Mains Clerk

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December 1876 - continue Brother Routts case untill next Meeting also continue the committy; to continue Brother Lutenburg case and Release committy; to forgive and Restore Brother Blades   M.M. Arnold Mod    J.E. Mains Clerk

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January 1877 - Preaching by Brother J.R. Barbee; to continue Brother Jas Routts case until Next Meeting; to continue Brother Lutenberg case for two months     J.R. Barbee Mod    J.E. Mains Clerk

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February 1877 - to continue Brother James Routt case; Brother Thomas Bradford Elected House keeper which he agrees to keep for all Baptics Meetings for ttenn Dollars for 1877; that Eliot Fishback be the treasure; to retains N.D.C Mains as treasure for Building purposes

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March 1877 - to Exclude Brother Joseph Lutenburg; to Exclude Brother James Routt; Brother Wm Dawson committy to wait on Brother Nicholas Hamiton on charges of Profane Swaering

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Aprile 1877 - to forgive Brother Nicholas Hamilton, Restorde to full fellow ship with the church    J.R. Barbee Mod   J.E. Mains Clerk

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July 1877 - to apoint Brother N.D.C. Mains to rite the Letter to asociation to Be Red at our Next Meeting; to appoint a committy to Select a plac for asociation; The Committy is J.E. Mais, J.C. Mains, ELiot Fishback, James WOod, Robert Routt

Saboth Morning at 11 oclock - to appoint a Polease of 4 to keep order and to keep horses and waggons a way from the Stand the Polease aponted F.R. Leay, Sam Mains, N.D.C. Mains, J M Mains; to apoint a committy of four to Make arangements for Entertainment During the association, Committee Wm Dawson, James Wood, Levi Mains, J.E. Mains

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September 1877 - Preaching by Brother J.R. Barbee

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October 1877 - J.R. Barbee Mod   Laban Mains Clerk Pro Tem

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No of membrs in Palestine at this Date February 1877:

Male members     60
Female members     59  
Total                109

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