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Minutes of Bullittsburg Baptist Church
From the Churchbook
Boone County, Kentucky, 1828-1830
[Pages 157 and 158 (first part of the records for January, 1828) are missing. It was a disagreement between church members Reuben Graves and Michael Glore concerning a $60 loan.]

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January Meeting

I was confirmed in my belief and the bond which I was confirmed in my belief and the bond which I held being mislaid; so that I did not find it for several years and in the mean time bro. Glore and myself concluded that on a fair settlement there would be but little difference, so we agreed to be even and some time after this agreement, I found the4 mislaid bond & informed bro. Glore of the same he desired to take it in & called on Bro. A. Graves (since dec’d [deceased]) to hand the bond to him, as he Bro. Glore was to start to Virginia the next day accordingly the bond was given up and on his return home he claimed pay from me on the note he had not given up as mine – more[?] to prove to him & every other person that, that had not been his previous opinion I ask Bro. Benj Willis to make a statement of the transaction that took place between them as alluded to -

The following is a copy of his statement to me in writing, at the time and is the substance which Bro. Glore predecates his charge upon and to the recollections I have is the substance of my afsertion – Bro. Willis statement. "To the best of my recollection some short time after I traded with you for Mr. Glores note I met with him and told him I had sold it as there was a settlement of accounts to take place between you & him in which he expected there would be a balance that ought to be Credited in the bond I had purchased, some time after this conversation, he made me a payment on this bond. I then asked him if he & yourself had settled he replied that you had not, but that on examining the accounts there would be nothing due from you & observed he believed you were about even –

In attempting to answer the above I find the same ambiguity as in the first mo[nth?] for there is neither time nor place nor any other specialty named so as to give a sufficient ground for [p.


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a direct answer therefore I am left to conjecture as formerly I know of no Sixty dollar note ever existing between Bro. Glore & myself but if he has reference to a note he held of being for near that amount about two years ago. I have no knowledge of denying the justice of the note previous to our afsuming to be even. Nor, have I any recollection since that time. I have said & proved pay it; except Bro. Glore or some other person would say it was right accordingly. I promised promised him while we were contending about it, that if he would say dispafsionately he knew it (as I conceive it) again and that should end the controversy. -

Specification “The fourth is for saying that I would state a thing to be so at one time & then at another time another way and for the walk [?] of that he referred me to Bro. Watts that he could tell me all about it before brethren Dicken & Kirtley.

I admit the statement in the first claus and shall presume that Bro. Glore will not deny it and have no recollection of referring bro. Glore to Bro. Watts for the truth of that afsertion – But will now refer Bro. Glore to the committee of the church that heard him state he would abide their decifsion & afterward I said he would not nor did not, consequently I paid him considerable more than they said was right to get the matter settled."

And both of them being now heard with their testimony – it is there upon agreed by the church that each charge & the response to it & testimony in relation to each be taken up & acted upon separately. On motion & for reasons aggred & it appearing that there is not time to get through with this matter this evening. It is agreed that it be postponed until the 3rd Saturday in this month, at which time this Church agrees to meet to act on this matter.

Upon application, It is agreed that a letter of difsmifsion be granted to Bro. James Terrell.

agreed that we be edjourne4d. Willis Graves, ck Robt. Kirtley Mod
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January Called Meeting 1828

Pursuant to an Order of Our last Church meeting the church met on this third Saturday in January 1828

Bro. Robt Kirtley, Mod.

The reference respecting the nonfellowship between Bro. Michael Glore & Reuben Graves was taken up both being present. The charges exhibitited by Bro., Glore against Bro. Graves were read and the matter taken up respecting the first which is as follows “For departing from the truths” in trying to set aside two credits on a note that he did hold of mine by saying that the two credits were two ____ that I held when I lifted by note & afterwards he let me know he had done it. Also stating that I told him to credit the order. The brethren were both heard – after a full investigation of this charge brother Graves was not found guilty of departing from the truth in the charge and specifications aforesaid. -

Secondly respecting the second charge for his stating before brethren Cornelius & Terrell that a few days ago he asked Benj Willis why he did not take in that sixty Dollar note that Bro. Glore held against me & Bro. Willis’s reply was that Bro. Glore held against told him that he examined his papers and found that he owed Bro. Graves so that he would not let Bro. Willis have the note – They were both heard in relation to this specification & Brother Graves was not found guilty.

Thirdly, respecting the third specification “for acknowledging that the sixty dollar note was a just debt and he would pay it and afterwards denied it, and also denied its being just or that he had to - they were both heard in this charge also, and Bro. Graves was not found guilty -

Fourthly respecting the fourth charge. For saying that I would state a thing to be so at one time and then at another time another way and for the truth of that he refered me to Bro. Watts that he could tell me all about it - before Brethren Dicken & Kirtley. They were both heard - Bro. Graves admitted the first clause in this charge, after an investigation of the matter he was not found guilty in this charge -


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Bro. ^ Reuben/ Graves complained against bro. Michael Glore for saying that he bro. Graves had at One last church meeting told as many falsities as he had fingers & toes - The matter was taken, He acknowledged he was guilty of sin in using the expressions which was satisfactory -

After the close of the Charges above the said Brethren Glore & Graves were called on to state their feelings towards each Other & the Church, and it appearing that the Brethren were not fully reconciled to each Other, therefore the matter of fellowship was refered until next meeting -

At a meeting of the Church at Bullittsburgh meeting house on Saturday the 2nd of Feby 1828

Bro. Joseph Botts Mod’r

The reference respecting Brethren Glore & Graves & their own fellowship was taken up, & the Brethren being both presents& heard - & as it respects Bro. Graves the churches by a vote exprefses her satisfaction with him - and in relation to Bro. Glore by a vote of the church he is found guilty of having sin’d in his prosecution against Bro. Graves, and on motion it is agreed that the matter be postponed and refered until our next meeting -

Rec’d Mrs. Nancy Rofs by experience & baptism

Rec’d Maria L. Terrell by letter -

Agreed that we be adjourned until our meeting in course

Joseph Botts Mod’r
Willis Graves Ck

Sunday 3rd Feby 1828 Nancy Rofs was baptized


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March Meeting 1828

At a meeting of the church at Bullittsburgh meeting house on Saturday the 1st of March 1828

Bro. Robt Kirtley Mod'r

The reference respecting Bro. Michael Glore was taken up. He being present & heard & not giving satisfaction to all he is suspended.

Mrs. Elizabeth Allen rec’d by letter.

Bro. Robt. Kirtley reported that he had procured a Bible for the use of this Church which was produced & rec’d by the Church accordingly.

On motion of Bro. Joseph Botts it is agreed that we appoint a committee to examine our Records & ascertain the names & situation of members of this Church, & to report those who have removed to a distance, whose residence maybe unknown whereupon Brethren Robt. Kirtley, Joseph Botts, Whitefield Early, George Gaines & Willis Graves are appointed as the committee -

It is reported & made known to this church that Sister Rebecca Parmer departed this life since our last church meeting -

Agreed that we be adjourned until our meeting in course

Robt. Kirtley Mod’r

Sunday 2nd March 1828
Application being made it was agreed to open a door for the reception of members & Abigail Terrell was rec’d by experience for baptism, & on Sunday the 16th she was baptized.


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At a meeting of the church at Bullittsburgh meeting house 1st Saturday in April 1828
Bro. Robt Kirtley Mod'r

The reference respecting Bro. Michael Glore was taken up and he being present and heard in part - a motion was made to reconsider the act of this church in preferring a charge against Bro. Glore and finding him guilty of sin: which motion by a vote of the church was Overruled - On motion it was then agreed that each member who feels aggrieved with Bro. Glore makes the cause of his grievances known - And that Bro. Glore have liberty to reply to each, by Explanation - acknowledgement or otherwise which being done and satisfaction not being given - He is still suspended.

The committee appointed at our last meeting to examine our Records and ascertain the members of this church. And to report those of any who have removed to distant places or whose residence may be unknown, made report a follows - That to them it was made known that Sister Eliza Manfield has join’d the Methodist Society – whereupon it is agreed that Brother Robert Kirtley & Rowland Botts are appointed to visit Sister Manfield and converse with her on the Subject & to make a report &c.

The Committee also reported that Sister Ann Craig has removed to & lives in Versailles Indiana - It is agreed that our Bro. Clerk write to her in Order to learn from her, her wishes &c. in relation to her membership with us.

Upon the application of Bro. Wm Terrell a letter of difsmifsion is granted to sister Milly Smith - late Milly Terrell -

Upon the application of Bro. Edw. Graves – a letter of difsmifsion is granted to Bro. John Grant & Sister Polly Grant, his wife.

Agreed that we be adjourn’d

Attest
Willis Graves (Signed) Robert Kirtley, Mod’r


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May Meeting 1828
At a meeting of the church at Bullittsburgh Meetinghouse Saturday 3rd of May 1828
Bro. Joseph Botts Mod’r

2nd In manifesting more warmth against Bro. Graves than was prudent - k [?]

3rd In not manifesting a sufficient desire that their fellowship as Brethren should be restored -

Bro. Glore being heard in reply to each of the foregoing charges - by a vote of the church satisfaction is expressed towards Bro. Glore as relates to the 2nd & 3rd charges –

And difsatisfaction with him as relates to the 1st charge

On motion and at the request of Bro. Glore, It is now agreed, That this church by a vote say whether Bro. Glore should or should not have complied with the decifsion of the committee named in the 1st charge against him - which vote after consulting on the matter was taken, and a majority say that he should have complied with the decifsion - And the matter On motion is refered until next meeting -

Brethren Kirtley & Botts reported that they had seen Sister Manfield respecting her having Joined the Methodist Society - & on motion it is agreed that the matter be postponed until our next meeting

It is reported that Alice a black member of this church belonging to Bro. Cave Johnson has departed this life

Upon application – a Letter of difsmifsion is granted to Bro. Danice Cave –

Agreed that we be adjourn'd
Attest Willis Graves ck
Jospeh Botts Mod’r


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June Meeting 1828
At a meeting of the church at Bullittsburgh Meetinghouse 1st Saturday in June 1828
Bro. Robt Kirtley Mod'r

Bro. Rowland Botts laid in a complaint against George a black member of this church belonging To the ____ of K Cave Dw[?] For purloining and departing from the truth. The matter when up & George being present & heard and failing to give satisfaction is excluded

The Reference respecting Bro. Glore was taken up and he being present and giving satisfaction is Restored.

The Reference respecting Sister Manfield was taken up and a letter from her to this church being read in which she informed us that she has join’d the Methodist Society and wishes her name as a member of the church to taken from Our Recerord. Whereupon she is found guilty of sin and Excluded.

It is reported to this church that Sister Elizabeth Graves wife of Jeremiah Graves has departed this life.

Bro. Willis Graves made application for a letter of difsmifsion for Sister Drayton, the granting of which is postponed until our next meeting -

Agreed that we be adjourn’d
Attest Willis Graves, ck
Robt. Kirtley mod’r

July Meeting 1828
At a meeting of the church at Bullittsburgh Meetinghouse Saturday 5th July 1828
Bro. Joseph Botts Mod'r

Bro James Hiatt - & Sister Miranda Hiatt his wife Rec’d by letter -

The Reference respecting a Letter of Difsmifsion to Sister Drayton was taken up - & agreed to grant the letter.

Bro. Robt Kirtley is appointed to prepare Our letter to the approaching North Bend afsociation when held at Dry Creek - & report to our next meeting - And Brethren Rob’t Kirtley Jos Botts Edw Graves Whitefield early Reuben Graves George Gaines & Willis Graves appointed mefsengers to bear said letter -

It is reported that Sister Juli[a] Ann Manfield formerly Julia Ann Thomas has departed this life.

Agreed that we be adjourn'd
Attest Willis Graves ck. Joseph Botts Mod'r


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August Meeting 1828
At a meeting of the church at Bullittsburgh Meetinghouse 1st Saturday in August 1828
Bro. Robt. Kirtley

Sally a black woman belonging to Bro. John Thomas Rec’d by experience for Baptism -

Bro. Robt. Kirtley produced a letter to the afsociation which being read was approved - Agreed that we request of the afsociation to appoint a yearly Meeting at Bullittsburgh -

adjourned
Attest Willis Graves ck (signed) Robert Kirtley Mod’r

Sept Meeting 1828

At a meeting of the church at Bullittsburgh meeting house 1st Satry in Sept’r 1828

Bro. Joseph Botts Mod’r

Letters of dfsmifsion are granted to Sister Nelly Brockman and Nancy Leak

It is reported to the church that Sister SallyAkerson has departed this life -

On motion of Bro R Kirtley It is agreed that we take into consideration the propriety of theconduct & uniformity tht should be observed by the members of the Church when met for the purpose of public worship -

The matter was taken & continued until our next Meeting -

adjn’d
att R Graves ck P.T. – Joseph Botts Mod’r

1st Sunday in Sept 1828 Bro. Jno. Thomas’s Sally Baptized

Oct Meeting 1828

At a meeting of the church at Bullittsburgh Meeting house 1st Saturday in Octr 1828

Bro. Robert Kirtley Mod’r

The reference respecting the Observance of a more uniform & proper course of conduct by the members of the church when met for the purpose of public worship was taken up - and after some consultation on the subject. It is agreed that Brethren R. Kirtley, Jos Botts & Reuben Graves be approved a committee to prepare an answer agreeable to the men’s expression by the church on that subject & report the __come[?] to our next meeting


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Oct Meeting 1828 Cont[inued]

Julia Sullivan & Nancy Terrell (wife of Bro. Jno. Terrell Jnr) received by experience for Baptism -

Agreed that our next church meeting be upon Friday the 1st Saturday in Nov’r - Our yearly meeting coming on at that time

Agreed that we be adjourn’d Att Willis Graves CK - Rob't Kirtley Mod’r

Julia Sullivan & Nancy Terrell Baptized 1st Sunday in Octr 1828

Nov’r Meeting 1828
At a meeting of the church at Bullittsburgh Meeting house Friday before the 1st Saturday in Novr 1828
Bro. Joseph Botts Mod’r

Bro Reuben Graves informed that Sister Barbara Worrell Confessed that she had been guilty of intoxication & acknowledged & appeared to be penitent for her conduct - and said she would not make use of any more -

The matter was taken up & She fond guilty of sin and it being out of her power with any degree of propriety to attend the Church, and from her acknowledgements made known to the church by Bro. Botts in Connection with Others, she is Restored in fellowship.

The Brethren appointed at our last meeting to prepare an answer to a former motion respecting a proper course of conduct to be observed by the members at public Worship reported - as follows,

”Voluntary society always supposes agreement harmony & mutual respect” according to the motion for & object of afsociation in the degree of respectability attached to it and Obligation to true civility in it of all the motives & objects operating to attract individuals of the human race together that if paying respect and honor to Deity is the highest and most dignified

The first imprefsion on the mind in such afsociation or afsembly is Reverence - this abides upon it in every variety by which the persons may testify their respect to the deity; they convene to worship in Union -

The Reverence is manifest in gravity of Countenance Sobriety, and in demeanor while pafsivly attending God’s revealed word; But especially in the Bodily posture connected with the Countenance and Exprefsion of lips while immediately addrefsing the invisible yet present God. And withhold any previous intention the mind that is wholly intent upon him will influence the body into the attitudes of devotion either of kneeling or standing.


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Nov’r Meeting 1828 Con’d

And as in most places of afsembling persons are too near to each other to allow the former, The posture of standing when addrefsing our Creator. Either in vocal harmony of Pray’r appears in accordance with the Sacred employment; and is Sanctioned in public worship by Our Lord - See Marrk XI.25 - Luke XVIII.11-13 -

And though this appears to be particularly exprefsed concerning pray’r yet there is great propriety in Extending the practice to Singing also – As our Psalms, hymns & spiritual songs are intended & Considered as unto the Lord. See Ephesians V.19. Colofsians III.16 - Now what appears to be fit and proper and is also conformable to the primitive practice must necefsarily be proper for all to conform to. - Let all things be done decently and in Order, Or with Regularity -

It is reported to the church that Bro. Martin Lantz has departed this life -

Rec’d a letter from the church at Franklin Indiana requesting helps to set wit them in counsel on Saturday before the 3rd Sunday in November, On the Subject of Ordaining Bro. Dennifs Mofs to the ministry. The Subject taken up and appointed Brethren Robert Kirtley and Jefse Terrell and William M. Gaines to attend them accordingly & report

Adjourn’d Teste Reuben Graves ck P.T. (signed) Joseph Botts, Mod’r

Dec'r Meeting 1828

At a meeting of the church at Bullittsburgh meeting house. 1st Saturday in Dec'r 1829 [1828]

Bro. Rob’t Kirtley Mod’r

Bro. Jno. Bush rec’d by letter

Bro. Geo Gaines applied for a Letter of Difsmifsion for Sister Sally Sayre which is granted.

Bro. r. Kirtley reported that himself and Bro. Jefse Terrell attended the church at Franklin Indiana as helps on the Subject of the Ordination of Bro. Mofs, agreeably to the directions of this church, That the church Helps all agreeing the Ordination of Bro. Mofs took place on the 3rd Sunday in Nov’r accordingly

On motion of bro. Reuben Graves it is agreed that we set apart and observe next Friday week the 19th of this month as a day of fasting & pray’r to the Lord to revive Religion in our hearts & in our Land and that we meet at this place by 10 o’ck AM.

adjn’d
att - W. Graves ck (signed) Robt Kirtley Mod’r

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January Meeting 1829

At a meeting of the church at Bullettsburgh Meeting house 1st Saturday in January 1829

Bro. Joseph Botts Mod'r

Bro. William Spencer and Sister Frances Spencer his wife Received by letter -- Bro. Spencer being unanimously rec'd as a minister of the gospel -- on motion of Bro. Ed Graves It is agreed that Bro. Spencer be & he is appointed a moderator of this Church, and to act as such in turn with those heretofore appointed -- Except Bro. Edw'd Graves who upon his own regard is released from actng as a Moderator.

On motion of Bro. Reuben Graves it is agreed that the Bro. Deacons of this church apportion a sum as near twenty dollars as they conveniently can among the white make members of this church and ot report the same to our next Meeting

On motion of Bro. Edw'd Graves It is agreed that the Brother Deacons of this Church pay out of the funds of the church the expenses of any of her members who may be sent by the church on businefs. While they are traveling or attending to the object & businefs of their appointment

Upon application Letters of dismifsion are granted to Bro. Jefse Terrill & Sister Abigail Terrill his wife they being about to remove from this neighbourhood

On motion of Bro. Edw'd Graves It is agreed that Brethren Walker Graves & Milton Garnett be and are hereby appointed as Singing Clerks in addition to those heretofore appointed

adjourn'd
Att Willis Graves Clk
sign'd Joseph Botts Mod'r

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February Meeting 1829
At a meeting of the church at Bullittsburgh meeting house 1st Saturday in February 1829

Bro. Robert Kirtley Mod'r

Sister Ellen Walker Received by letter

Bro. John Grant & Sister Polly Grant his wife having removed back into our Neighbourhood & not having Joined any church in their Absence - return'd to this Church the letter granted them in April 1828 & they are Received accordingly

The Bro. Deacons reported that they have apportioned the sum of $20 - 50 cents upon the free white male members of this Church agreably to the directions of the Church at our Last Meeting

A Letter was rec'd from Pleasant Run Church Rush County Indiana setting forth that John Lyons an Excluded member of this church now living in their vicinity, had recently applied with a repentance to said church for admifsion as a member - & that s'd church had posponed his reception until she rec'd an answer on Sanction from this Church - On motion It is agreed that Our Bro. Clerk by letter inform s'd Church that said Lyons was Excluded here for intoxication & that inasmuch as he has lived for Several years in their vicinity & their members being acquainted with his general course of conduct - that this church under all the circumstances is willing for s'd church to act at her discretion in relation to the reception of said Lyons

On motion It is agreed that the Bro. Deacons, & Brethren Reuben & Willis Graves be appointed a committee to draw off & make out a new list of the names of the present members of this Church

It is reported to this church that Suckey a black member of this church belonging to Sister Dicken has departed this life

Adjourn'd Attest Willis Graves Clk
Sign'd Robert Kirtley Mod'r

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March Meeting 1829

At a meeting of the church at Bullittsburgh Meeting house Saturday 7th March 1829

Bro. Joseph Botts Mod'r

On motion it is agreed that we take into consideration the situation of such members of this church as have absented themselves by removal or otherwise or may reside out of the Knowledge of the church which being done - It is agreed that Bro. Reuben Graves write to Sister Ann Craig who resides at Versailes Indiana & who has been about from us for several years, & request of her an answer in relation for her desires as to her desires in relation to her membership with us, & to make report when he receives the answer

By Jo's Brown having absented himself for a considerable time & whose residence is unknown. It is agreed that Bro. A. Graves be approved is ascertain where Bro. Brown is & to & report to our next meeting

Bro. Geo Gaines laid in a complaint against Kezia a black member lately belonging to himself for absconding from him without leave or provocation for absenting herself form this church for a considerable length of time - The matter being taken up - & said Kezia being absent - & it not being practicable to deal with her as is usual she is fou nd guilty of sin & Excluded

It being made known to this church that Fanny a black member formerly belonging to David Watts was several years ago taken by Capt. Benj Johnson to the state of Mifsifsippi where she yet resides as is supposed - In consequence of this distance & lengths of time she has been absent It is agreed that she be Excluded

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a complaint was laid in by Bro. R. Graves ags't Silvy a black member formerly belonging to Bro. Benj Watts for absconding & running a way from Bro. Watts & herself from this church - The matter was taken up & she being absent & it being unpracticable to deal with her as its customary - she is found guilty of sin & Excluded

Agreed that we be adjn'd until our next meeting in course
Att Willis Graves clk

(sign'd) Joseph Botts Mod'r

April Meeting 1829

At a meeting of the church at Bullittsburgh Meeting house Saturday 7th Apl 1829

Bro. Robert Kirtley Mod'r

Bro. A. Graves made report that upon enquiry he had learn'd that Bro. Jo Brown left this country on a visit to the lower Country with an intention of returning but had remain'd longer than had intended. But he was expected to return shortly

It is reported & made known to this church that Bro. Benjamin G Willis & (inked out) Nancy Tanner have departed this life since our last meeting

Request was Rec'd from the church at East Bend by Bro. Wm. Kirtley for this church to send helps to afsist said church on the 4th Saturday in the present month in a matter of difficulty in said church. It is agreed that we answer said Request & Brethren Whitfield Early Edw'd Graves Reuben Graves & Rowland Botts are helps to attend said church

Sister Eliza Cave rec'd by letter - Agreed that we be adjn'd until our meeting in course
Att Willis Graves clk

Robt. Kirtley Mod'r

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May Meeting 1829

At a meeting of the church at Bullittsburgh meeting house 1st Saturday in May 1829

Bro. Jo's Botts Mod'r

Upon application it is agreed that a letter of Dismifsun be granted to Sister Ann Craig

Bro. Edw'd Graves reported that himself & Brethren R. Botts & R. Graves attended at East Bend as a committee agreably to an order of this Church, and that the matter of dfficulty for which they attended was attended to, and was as he hoped amicably adjusted

Adjn'd W. Graves Ck
Sign'd Joesph Botts Mod'r

June Meeting 1829

At a meeting of the church at Bullittsburgh Meeting house 1st Saturday in June 1829

Bro. Rob't Kirtley Mod'r

Upon application it is agreed that Letters of Dismifsion be granted to Bro. Jno. Langly & sister Margaret Langly

It is reported to this church that Sister Joanna Conner had departed this life since our last meeting

On motion of Bro. Jno Thomas it is agreed that the constitution of this church be read - which being search'd for & not found, on motion it is agreed that the clerk examine the Records & ­­­___ for s'd constitution & report at our next meeting

adjrn'd
Att W Graves ck
Robt Kirtley Mod'r

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July Meeting 1829

At a meeting of the church at Bullettsburgh meeting house 1st Saturday in July 1829

Bro. Jo's Botts Mod'r

Sister Frances Cornelius rec'd by letter

A report was made by our Bro. Clerk that he had examined the Records & for the constitution of this church and read what he had found upon the subject, which was by a vote of the Church Satisfactory

Upon application It is agreed that a letter of dismifsion be granted to Sister Nancy Noble who has removed to the State of Ohio

Bro. Willis Graves is appointed to prepare a letter from the church to our next Afsociation and report it at our ne next meeting - and Brethren Robt Kirtley Wm Spencer, Jo's Botts, Whitfield Early Edw'd Graves Reuben Graves & Willis Graves are appointed as mefsengers to said afsociation

Upon application it is agreed that a Latter of dismifsion be granted to Sister Leah McCarty

Agreed that we be adjourn'd until our next meeting in course Att Willis Graves Clk
Sign'd Joseph Botts Mod'r

August Meeting 1829

At a meeting of the church at Bullettsburgh meeting house Saturday 1st day of August 1829

Bro. Rob't Kirtley Mod'r

Bro. W. Graves produced a letter prepared from this church to the afsociation which was read & approved - and on motion it is agreed that we request of the afsociation to a ppoint a yearly meeting at Bullittsburgh

adjn'd Att W. Graves ck
Ro. Kirtley Mod'r

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Sept'r Meeting 1829

At a meeting of the church at Bullittsburgh meeting house 1st Saty in Sept'r 1829

Bro. Joseph Botts Mod'r

Upon application Letters of dismifsion are granted to Sister Jane Willis - Bro. Henry Field & sister Lucy Breedlove

Ajn'd Att R. Graves c Pt.
Joseph Botts Mod'r

Oct'r Meeting 1829

At a meeting of the church at Bullittsburgh meeting house Saturday 3rd Oct'r 1829

Bro. Joseph Botts Mod'r

Bro. Edw'd Graves laid in a complaint agst Bro. Carter a black member belonging to Sister Susan Watts for profane swearing & departing from the truth. The matter was taken up & heard - and He found guilty of sin - and Excluded

Bro. Edw'd Graves laid in a Complaint agst Sister Mary a black member belonging to Sister Susan Watts for the Sin of fornication The matter was taken up, heard - and she found Guilty of Sin and Excluded

It is reported to this church that Sister Linny Morris - & sister Hannah Whitaker have departed this life since our last meeting

on motion of Bro. Reuben Graves it is agreed that we take Bro. Jo's Botts preaching gift into consideration - several of the Brethren present expressing desire for Bro. Botts to be encouraged by the church to continue preaching - & in consequence of their being but a few members present today & in order to get the mind of the church more fully. It is agreed that the matter be posponed until our next meeting. It is agreed that our next meeting be on Friday __fere the 1st Saty in Nov. as the yearly meeting comes on at this place on Saturday -

adjn'd
Att Willis Graves ck
Joseph Botts Mod'r

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Nov'r Meeting 1829

At a meeting of the church at Bullittsburgh meeting house 1st Friday in Nov'r 1829

Bro. Rob't Kirtley Mod'r

Bro. Reuben Graves laid in a Complaint agst Bro. Jo's Brown for having left this church & gone to a considerable distance for us & remain'd away for upwards of two years without making any communication to us

The matter being taken up - It is agreed that Bro. James Graves be appointed to write to Bro. Brown concerning this complaint against him, and request an answer from him - and to report to the Church when he answers it or in a reasonable time

The Reference respecting Bro Joseph Botts preaching was taken up, and Bro. Botts being absent It is agreed to pospone the matter until Our next meeting -

Upon application It is agreed that a Letters of dismifsion be granted to Bro. Willey Cave and Sister Eliza Cave his wife they beng about to remove to Gallatin county -

A request is rec'd from the church at the Forks of Gunpowder by Bro. D. Hoshal for this church to send them Helps at their next monthy meeting to aid them in the Ordination of a Deacon. It is agreed that we answer the request by agreeing to send Brethren Wm. Spencer Willis Graves & Michael Glore as helps

On motion of Bro. Reuben Graves it is agreed that we take into consideration the propriety of appointing Elders in this Church and that it be posponed until our next meeting for further consideration

Agreed that we be adjn'd until our next meeting in course Att W. Graves ck
Robert Kirtley Mod'r

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Dec'r Meeting 1829

At a meeting of the church at Bullittsburgh meeting house 1st Saturday in Dec'r 1829

Bro. Robert Kirtley Mod'r

Bro. Michael Glore laid in a complaint against himself for having interrupted Bro. Wm. Montague while preaching at this place at our last meeting which being taken up, and He acknowledging his Error - & sorrow for so doing - is by a vote of the church excused

Bro. William Hensley laid in a complaint against himself for having been intoxicated & for using profane language & getting into an affray while intoxicated, which being taken up and He found guilty of sin - and upon his making satisfactory acknowledgement He is Restored

The Reference respecting Bro. Joseph Botts preaching gift was taken and considered, and by a unaanimous vote of the church, Bro. Joseph Botts is encouraged and licensed to go forward and preach the gospel Wherever God in his providence may otherwise direct or cause him to go

The reference respecting the appointment of Elders upon motion is posponed until our next meeting

Upon application Letters of dismifsion are granted to Brethren Philemon & Benj'm Crifsenberry

The Brethren appointed as helps to attend the church at The forks of Gunpowder at thier last meeting in the Ordination of a deacon reported that the day On which they were to have attended was so unfavourable that they did not attend nor did the Church at Gunpowder meet and the Ordination therefore did not take place

Agreed that we be adjn'd Att W. Graves ck
sign'd Rob't Kirtley Mod'r

[p. 179]
At a meeting of the Church at Bullettsburgh 1st Saturday in Jany. 1830.

Br'o Joseph Botts, Mod'r.
The reference respecting the propriety of appointing Elders in the Church taken up & partly investigated & cont'd. until next Meeting.
Upon application. Letters of dismission are granted to B'r. W'm B. Haydon & his wife & Bro. William Cave & wife & Br'o Pachal Early.
Brethren W'm Spencer, Rob't Kirtly, & Willis Graves are appointed to draft a form for a church letter for dismission of members & present it at our next meeting.
adjn'd. Joseph Botts, Mod'r.
att R. Graves, CK P Tem

At a meeting of the church at Bullettsburgh meeting house Saturday 6th. Feby. 1830.

Bro. Rob't Kirtley Mod'r.
Bro. Reuben Graves laid in a complaint against Br'o Jn'o Ross for the sin of drunkeness & other impious acts. the matter was taken up & Brethren Whitfield Early & Jn'o H. Walton are appointed to see Br'o Ross & request his attendance at our next Meeting.
The Reference respecting the propriety of appointing Elders in this Church taken up & the matter being investigated � by a vote it is considered inexpedient to appoint Elders.
The reference respecting the form of a Letter of Dismission was taken up & considered � And it is agreed that the following form be adopted for Letters of dismission from this Church

"The Baptist Church of Christ at Bullettsburgh, Boon County, Kentucky � Holding the doctrine of Election, Justification by the imputed righteousness of Christ, final perseverance of the Saints through


[page 180]
grace unto glory, believers baptism [by] immersion and that Jesus Christ is essentially God according to the Scriptures �
To any Church of our faith & Order � This is to Certify that our beloved Bro � (or Sister) � is a member in good Standing & full fellowship with us & dismissed from our watch care when Join'd. to you. By Order of the Church["] �
Agreed that we be adjourn'd.
Rob't Kirtly, Mod'r.
Att. W. Graves CK

March Meeting 1830
At a meeting of the Church at Bullettsburgh Meeting house 1st Saturday in March 1830.

Bro Joseph Botts, Mod'r.
The reference respecting Bro John Ross taken & the matter heard � & He found guilty of Sin & failing to attend & give satisfaction is Excluded.
Upon application � Letters of dismission are granted to Sisters Emaline Fisher & Betsy Alloway.
A number of tracts from the Baptist general tract society 47 in number including all the numbers up to 48 except No. 22 � were produced & offered as a donation to this church, which were rec'd. accordingly.
On motion of Bro Jn'o Terrell Jun'r. it is agreed that we reconsider the form of the "Letter of dismission["] adopted at our last meeting and the matter is Continued until our next meeting for further consideration.
Agreed that we be adjn'd.
Joseph Botts, Mod'r. Att.
W. Graves CK
[page 181]
April Meeting 1830

At a meeting of the Church at Bullettsburgh meeting house Saturday 3rd. of April 1830.
Br'o Rob't Kirtley, Mod'r.
Br'o Demass Moss rec'd. by Letter as a minister of the Gospel.
The reference respecting the reconsideration of the form of the Letter of dismission adopted by this Church was taken up and upon consideration it is agreed that the form of the Letter heretofore adopted be continued with the exception that whenever an officer of the church obtains a letter of dismission that their standing as an officer be inserted in the Letter.
Bro. William Terrill inform'd. that Church that He does not agree to or accord with this Church in opinion in relation to the doctrine held by them.
It is agreed that Brethren W'm Spencer, Jo's Botts, Jn'o H. Walton, Michael Glore, & Rob't Kirtly be appointed to visit & converse ^ & labour with B'ro Terrill in relation to such difference of sentiment & make report.
It is reported to this church that Rob't a black member of this church belonging to B'ro Jn'o Ryle has departed this life.
Adjn'd.
Rob't Kirtly, Mod'r.
att
W. Graves, clk
[page 182]
May Meeting 1830.

At a Meeting of the Church at Bullettsburg meeting house 1st . Saturday in May 1830
Br'o Joseph Botts, Mod'r.
The reference in relation to Br'o W'm Terrill was taken up � And the committee appointed to see and labour with Br'o Terrill reported that they had attended to the object of their appointment and Br'o Terrill being present & heard and it appearing to the Church that Bro Terril denies the deity of Christ � or that He is essentially God according to the scriptures and He denies the imputed righteousness of Christ � and of the total depravity of man, which being contrary to the doctrine held by this Church and the admonition this day given him being considered the first � The matter is continued until our next meeting.
It is reported & made known to this church that sister Polly Graves has departed this life since our last meeting.
Upon application it is agreed that a Letter of Dismission be granted to Br'o Demas Moss as an ordain (sic) minister.
adjn'd � Joseph Botts, Mod'r.
att
W. Graves clk.
[page 183]
June Meeting 1830.

At a meeting of the church at Bullettsburgh meeting house Saturday 7th. June 1830.
Br'o Rob't Kirtley, Mod'r.
The reference respecting B'ro W'm Terrill was taken up and He being present & heard � He now acknowledged the total depravity of man. But still denies the deity of Christ, or that He is essentially God according to the scriptures, and of the imputed righteousness of Christ, for which denial, & for requesting to be considered no more of this Church, � He by a vote is found guilty of sin � & He being considered a Heretic after the first (and to day) the second admonition. He is accordingly by a vote rejected or excluded.
Upon the application & request of Br'o James Graves He is released from acting as a deacon of this Church.
On motion of Br'o Whitfield Early it is agreed that we take into consideration the propriety of appointing one or more additional deacons to this church which is continued until our next meeting for further consideration.
adjn'd � Rob't Kirtley, Mod'r.
att
Willis Graves clk.

July Meeting 1830.

At a meeting of the Church at Bullettsburgh Saturday 3rd. of July 1830.
Br'o Jo's Botts, Mod'r.
The reference respecting the appointment of one or more additional deacons to this church was taken up and upon consideration it is agreed that we appoint two additional deacons and on motion the matter of appointment is pospon'd. until our next meeting.
Bro Rob't Kirtley is appointed to write our letter to the next N. B. association & report it at our next meeting � and Breth'n Rob't Kirtley, W'm Spencer, Jo's Botts, Whitfield Early, Edw'd Graves, & Willis Graves, are appointed as our messengers to bear the same.
Upon application a Letter [of] dismission is granted to B'ro W'm B. Ewing.
The matter respecting B'ro Jo's Brown was taken up and for his long absence & not having communicated to us and He being out of reach of this church to deal with him as usual He is found guilty of Sin and Excluded.
adjn'd � Joseph Botts, Mod'r.
att
Willis Graves clk.
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Augt Meeting 1830.

At a meeting of the church at Bullettsburgh meeting house 1st Sa't. 7th. Aug't. 1830.
Bro. Rob't Kirtley, Mod'r.
Bro. Jo's Botts laid in a complaint against Breth'n Jn'o Terrell, Jr. & Fountain Terrill for having left our church & join'd another body of people not holding the doctrine of this church and with whom we have no Union.
The matter being taken up they are by a vote found guilty of sin and Excluded.
Sister Polly B. Acre rec'd. by Letter.
The reference respecting the appointment of two additional deacons was taken up and by a vote of & unanimous consent Breth. Rob't Cornelius & Mills Wilks are chosen & selected as deacons of this Church & Bro Wilks being present & consulted He agrees as it is the wish of the Church, that he will act. � Bro Cornelius being absent it is agreed that the ordination of Breth Cornelius & Wilks be posponed until our next meeting.
Bro Rob't Kirtley reported a Letter to the association which being heard is approved as our Letter. It is agreed that we request a yearly meeting with us.
It is made known to the church that Sister Sophia Franks has departed this life since our last meeting.
adjn'd � Rob't Kirtley, Mod'r.
att
Willis Graves clk.

At a meeting of the church at Bullettsburgh 1st Saturday in Sept'r. 1830.

Bro Jo's Botts, Mod'r.
On motion the matter respecting the ordination of Breth'n Rob't Cornelius & Mills Wilks as Deacons to this church taken up, & on a vote of the church some objecting to the ordination it is continued until our next Meeting.
It is reported that Bro Alfred Sandford has departed this life since our Last meeting.
adjn'd � Jo's Botts, Mod'r.
att
Reuben Graves clk.
[page 185]
At a meeting of the Church at Bullettsburgh
1st Saturday in Oct'r. 1830.
Bro Rob't Kirtley, Mod'r.
The Reference respecting the ordination of Breth Cornelius & Wilks as deacons was taken up & on motion (for want of unanimity) it is agreed to discontinue the reference.
On motion it is agreed that the Breth'n Deacons apportion a sum near Twenty Dollars among the free male members of this Church & make report thereof at our next meeting.
Upon application being made Letters of dismission are granted to Br'o Joshua Botts, & Sister Emily Botts his wife.
adjn'd Rob't Kirtly Mod'r.

att Willis Graves CK At a meeting of the Church at Bullettsburgh
1st Saturday in Nov'r. 1830.

Bro Jo's Botts, Mod'r.
Sister Polly Terrill & Bro. Benj Terrill Rec'd. by Letter.
Upon application being made Letters of Dismission are granted to Sisters Phebe Brown & Hetty Wilson.
The Bro Deacons reported an apportionment of Twenty Do'ls. upon the free white male members of the Church which being satisfactory is Rec'd.
On motion of Bro. Reuben Graves ^ it is agreed and leave is given to the members of this church to Establish a tract Society in our meeting house.
It is reported to this church that Guy a black member belonging to W'm Goodridge has departed this life.
adjn'd � Joseph A. Botts, Mod'r.
att Willis Graves CK

At a meeting of the Church at Bullettsburgh
1st Saturday in Dec'r. 1830.

Bro Rob't Kirtley Mod'r.
Sister [Molly ?] Ushly a black member belonging to Sister P. Terrill return'd. the Letter granted ^ her / by this Church & she rec'd. accordingly.
Thos. Whitaker being present is invited to preach.
adjn'd Rob't Kirtly Mod'r.
att
R. Graves CK P.T.
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[From the Boone County Public Library, Main Branch, Burlington, KY. Typed from copies by James K. Duvall.]



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