A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL SOCIETY OF BRUTUS

(Beginning September 3, 1805)

A number of the inhabitants of the Town of Brutus and its vicinity assembled themselves at the home of Thomas Wright on the third Tuesday of September in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and five for the purpose of consulting on proper measures for forming themselves into a Religious Society and made choice of Mr. Joseph Hamilton as Moderator of the meeting and Thomas Wright Clerk

Resolved that a meeting be notified and appointed at the house of Thomas Wright on the second Tuesday of November next for the purpose of forming a Society and Electing Trustees.

Agreeable to Public Notice previously given a meeting was held at the house of Thomas Wright on Tuesday the 17th day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and five for the purpose of forming a Religious Society.

Voted Mr. Joseph Hamilton Moderator and Thos. Wright Clerk of sd (said) meeting.

Resolved that this meeting form a Society to be known and distinguished by the title of the First Congregational Society of Brutus.
Voted that Doctor James Hamilton          Serve as Returning officers
Rufus Sheldon Esqr.      

Resolved that this Society Elect nine Trustees.

Voted that Jacob Sheldon, Rufus Sheldon, Joseph Hamilton, James Wilson, Moses Treat, Elisha Baldwin, Eliphalet Parker and Thomas Wright serve as Trustees for the said Society.

In Closing the Trustees agreeable to the Act of Incorporation that one third of their number be anually chosen it appeared that

Eliphalet Parker were of the

first class

Elisha Baldwin
Thomas Wright

Mr. Joseph Hamilton were of the

second class

James Wilson
Moses Treat      

Mr. Jacob Sheldon were of the

third class

Rufus Sheldon
James Hamilton    

Resolved that the Society be Incorporated agreable to the act of the legislature of the State of New York Entitled an Act to provide Incorporation of Religious Societies.

A meeting of the Trustees of the first Congregational Society of Brutus was held on the third day of December 1805 at the house of Thomas Wright.

Rufus Sheldon Esqr. Chairman.

Voted that Thomas Wright serve a Clerk for Society.

That Mr. Jacob Sheldon serve as Treasurer.

Resolved that the Common Seal of this Society shall be the Eagle side of a ten cent piece of the United States Coin.

Resolved that the Trustees of the Society shall be collectors for one year.

A Meeting of the First Congregational Society of Brutus was held on the 31st day of December 1805 at the house of Mr. Daniel Sheldon for the purpose of consulting and agreeing on further measures for hiring the Reverend Francis Pomeroy to take the Pastoral charge of said Society as their preacher.

Mr. Joseph Hamilton – Moderator

Resolved that this Society consider it necessary and proper for the Trustees to give a Call in writing to the Reverend Francis Pomeroy and Request that his Settlement commence on the first day of January in the year 1806.

Resolved that the Trustees give the call immediately agreable to the above votes.

On hearing the proposals of said minister it was voted by said meeting that this Society shall pay by subscription the sum of three hundred and twenty dollars to that sum in each year thereafter until it shall amount to four hundred dollars and to pay that sum anually thereafter so long as he shall remain their minister and Likewise to furnish their minister with firewood sufficient for two fires if Required for the space of Eight years or until his sallary shall amount to four hundred dollars.

Resolved that the Sabbath day meeting be held at the following places: viz.

On the first Sabbath after the New Year at the house of Mr. James Hamilton

On the second Sabbath after the New Year at the house of Capt. James Wilson

On the third Sabbath – at the house of Mr. James Sheldon and

On the fourth Sabbath at the house of Mr. Frederick Kellogg – and to continue the same place in rotation for one year.

Resolved that the meeting be adjourned and to meet again on the second Tuesday in January next at 1 O. Clock at this place.

January 14th 1806. A meeting was opened agreeable to an adjournment at the house of Mr. Daniel Sheldon.

Mr. Jacob Sheldon – Moderator

There being but few members present it was Resolved to adjourn to the third Tuesday January at 1 O clock P.M. at this place.

1806 January 21st . Pursuant to an adjournment a meeting of the first Congregational Society of Brutus was opened at the house of Mr. Daniel Sheldon.

Mr. Joseph Hamilton – Moderator

The reverend Francis Pomeroy having made it known the he accepted the call and proposals of said Society it was Resolved that he be Ordained as their Minister.

Resolved that we appoint Wednesday the Seventh day of May next for the Ordination of Mr. Pomeroy to the pastoral charge of said Society.

Resolved that said ordination be held at the house of Mr. Jacob Sheldon in Brutus.

Thos. Wright Clk

1806 At the annual meeting of the first Congregational Society of Brutus held at the house of Mr. Daniel Sheldon on the 3rd day of November 1806.

Mr. Joseph Hamilton       were elected

presiding officers

Mr. Hezekiah Freeman

Voted that Eliphalet Parker     serve as Trustees

in place of

Elisha Baldwin
Daniel Sheldon Eliphalet Parker
Thomas Wright Thos. Wright

Voted that the Sabbath day meeting be continued at the same places as before except that the meeting in the south part of the Society be held at the School house near Mr. Ebena Phelps.

The annual meeting of the first Congregational Society of Brutus was held at the house of Mr. Jacob Sheldon on Tuesday the 10th day of November 1807.

Reverend Francis Pomeroy – Moderator

Voted that James Dixon Jun Serve as Trustees

in place of

Mr Joseph Hamilton
James Wilson     James Wilson
Frederik Kellogg     Moses Treat

Resolved that the meetings for public worship be held at four different places.

Resolved that the meeting on the first ensuing Sabbath be held at the house of Capt. Wilson - on the second Sabbath at the school house on the New Genesee Road – on the third and fourth Sabbaths at the Hamilton Settlement and – On the fifth Sabbath at the house of Mr. Jacob Sheldon – and that after the fifth Sabbath ensuing the following arrangement be established as places for holding public meetings : viz. –

On the first Sabbath at the house of Capt. Wilson

On the second at the New Genesee Road

On the third and fourth Sabbaths at the Hamilton Settlement and

On the fifth at the house of Mr. Jacob Sheldon. And that after the fifth Sabbath ensuing the following arrangement be established as places for holding public meetings: viz:

On the first Sabbath at the house of Capt. Wilson

On the second at the New Genesee Road

On the third at Hamilton Settlement

On the fourth at Mr. Jacob Sheldons.

At the annual Meeting of the first Congregational Society of Brutus held at the house of Mr. Sheldon on the 8th day of November 1808 the following persons were Elected as Trustees –

Doctor James Hamilton – Moderator

Rufus Sheldon Clerk

Voted, Mr. Jsacob Sheldon

Mr. Aron Treat Serve as Trestees

Doctor James Hamilton in place of

Jacob Sheldon

Rufus Sheldon

Doctor James Hamilton

Agreed by the Society that the same arrangements for holding meetings of public worship as voted last year be continued.

  1. At the anual meeting of the first Congregational Society of Brutus held at the house of Mr. Jacob Sheldon

on Tuesday the 7th day of November 1809 the following persons were Elected.

Rufus Sheldon Esqr. – Moderator

Thomas Wright Clk.

Voted that Mr. Daniel Curtis Serve as

Rufus Sheldon Esqr. Trustees

Daniel Sheldon in place of

Eliphalet Parker

Daniel Sheldon

Thomas Wright

Voted that this Society will Relinquish to the Reverend Francis Pomeroy one fourth part of his time of preaching for the year 1810 provided that he will Relinquish to the Trustees one fourth part of his Salary for that year.

1809 – Voted that the meetings for public worship be held at three places only: viz.

At Mr. Jacob Sheldon – at the Schoolhouse near Mr. Benjamin Miller – and at Hamilton Settlement – this arrangement to take place after the first day of January 1810.

1810 At the anual Meeting of the first Congregational Society of Brutus held at the house of Jacob Sheldon on the 12th day of November 1810.

Aron Treat – Moderator

Rufus Sheldon Clerk

Voted that Frederick Kellogg

James Burnes Serve as Trustees

Thomas Wilson in place of

James Dixon

James Wilson

Frederick Kellogg

At a meeting of the first Congregational Society in Brutus at the house of Jacob Sheldon on Tuesday the 12th day of November 1811.

Rufus Sheldon Esqr. Moderator

Voted that Sylvester Sheldon

Moses Treat Serve as Trustees

Ira Hopkins in place of

Jacob Sheldon

Aaron Treat

Doctor James Hamilton

Voted that the Society Relinquish to Mr. Pomeroy one fourth part of preaching and that we pay our Subscriptions in full.

At a meeting off the first Congregational Society of Brutus held at the house of Henry Polhamus on the 11th November 1812.

Joseph Hamilton Moderator

Voted that Rufus Sheldon Esqr.

Moses Robinson Serve as Trustees

Cephas Sheldon in place of

Daniel Sheldon

Daniel Curtis

Rufus Sheldon Esqr.

At a meeting of the first Congregational Society of Brutus held at the house of Moses Robinson on the 12th day of November 1813.

Voted that Doctor Hamilton serve as Moderator and Moses Robinson Clerk.

Voted that Eli Wilson

Jacob Sheldon Serve as

and John Hamilton Trustees

in the place of Frederic Kellogg James Burns and Thomas Wilson whose terms expire the 12th ____

This meeting is adjourned untill the 2 day of December next 10 o clock AM.

Met acording to adjournment Dec 2nd 1813.

Voted that Aaron B. Sheldon Moses Treat Moses Robinson be a committy to procure a minister to preach to said society.

Also that James Hamilton

Chester Sheldon

Ely Willson

Ira Hopkins

Be a Committy to use means to procure a Parsonage for the said society.

Voted that the Reverend Francis Pomeroy be dismissed from this Church and Society agreeable to his request

Voted that the Presbytery be requested to meet on the 28 of December at the house of Ira Hopkins for the purpos of Disolveing the Pastoral Charge of the Reverend Francis Pomeroy over said Church and society.

1814 Oct 8 the First Congregational Society of Brutus met and Voted James Hamilton Moderator Moses Robinson Clerk.

Nathan Fellows

James Hamilton Trustees

Moses Treat in place of

Ira Hopkins

Moses Treat

Sylvester Sheldon

The Annual Meeting of the First Congregational Society of Brutus Met at the House of Moses Robinson the 11th Day of Nov. 1815.

Capt. Nathan Fellows was chosen Moderator and A. B. Sheldon Clerk.

The Society then proceeded to Vote for the three Trustees to fill the places of Rufus Sheldon Cephas Sheldon and Moses Robinson whose places now become vacant.

Rufus Sheldon

John Hamilton Trustees

James Dixon Esqr.

Were chosen to fill the above vacant places.

James Dixon Chosen Trustee in the place of Eli Wilson Deceased.

Voted that the Money now Subscribed for the purposed of Building a Meeting House near E. B. Fellows be expended for that purpose.

Voted that a Committee be appointed to superentend the Building of Sd. Meeting House.

Voted that three be appointed.

Voted that

Rufus Sheldon

E. B. Fellows Committee

Moses Treat

Voted that said House be 42 by 48 ft. Bigness.

Voted that A. B. Sheldon be a committee to draw a draught for the sale of pews to the support of preaching.

Voted that one week from next Wendesday we meet at the School House near Esqr. Sheldon for the purpas of selling pew ground for the purpose of supporting preaching.

Persuant to Adjournment Met at the School House above mentioned Wendesday Nov 22nd 1815.

Rufus Sheldon was chosen Moderator.

Voted that a committee be appointed to make out the Drought of the house to no. the pews and arrange the price of the pews.

Voted that Moses Treat

Moses Robinson Committee

Ira Hopkins

Voted that the House the Body Be mad into Pews.

Voted that sd. House be 44 by 48 Bigness.

Voted that this meeting be adjourned until Wendesday the 25th ?next.

Meeting to open at 11O clock AM.

Met agreeable to adjournment at the place above mentioned.

Capt. Nathan Fellows was chosen Moderator.

Voted that the Subscriptions Circulate for Mr. Pool through the Society for one year to preach in two places.

Jacob Sheldon

John Hamilton Chosen a Committee

Moses Treat to Circulate Subscriptions

Rufus Sheldon

Voted that the vote respecting the Selling the pew ground for the supporting of the Gospel be Reconsidered for the present.

The Annual Meeting of the first Congregational Society convened at the House of Deac. Moses Robinson Nov. 12th 1816.

Dr. James Hamilton Moderator.

Voted that

Elias Cady

James Dixon

William Hamilton

Were chosen Trustees in lieu of

Jacob Sheldon

Eli Sheldon

John Hamilton

Whose places now become vacant.

At a meeting of the first Congregational Society convened at the House of E. B. Fellows on Tuesday 11th March 1817.

Ira Hopkins Esqr. chosen Moderator

  1. B. Sheldon Clerk.

Voted that this Society are unanimously in favor of keeping Rev. J. Pool and to have him Settle as pastor of Sd. Church and Society.

Voted that Ira Hopkins

Moses Robinson Be a

Daniel Sheldon Committee

Sylvester Sheldon

For the purpose of Circulating a subscription paper for the support of the Rev. Jephthah Pool.

Voted that Ira Hopkins

E. B. Fellows Be a

Moses Robinson Committee

For the purpose of Circulating a subscription paper for the purpose of Raising Money to Purchase a Parsonage for the use and Benefit of Sd. Society.

Voted this meeting be adjourned untill the 29th 1 O clock P.M. at the House of Moses Robinson.

A Society Meeting held at the House of E. B. Fellows May 1817.

Capt. Nathan Fellows Moderator.

Voted that Moses Robinson be a committee to Waite on Rev. J. Pool to Obtain his Mind relative to settling with Us as a Minister of the Gospel.

Voted that Moses Robinson

James Hamilton

Elias Cady

Be a Committee to lay out the Money Subscribed to purchase a Personage for the sole Use and Bebefit of Said Society.

A Meeting of the first Congregational Society Nitified to be Held in the Congregational Meeting House. Meet agreeable to Notice on the 27th May 1817 and adjourned to the House of E. B. Fellows.

Voted that we give the Rev. Jephthah Pool a call to settle with Us as a pastor ove Sd. Church and Society.

Voted that Rufus Sheldon Esqr. And Doctor James Hamilton Be a Committee to make out a call to the Rev. Jephthah Pool to settle with us.

Voted that the Reverend Jephthah Pool be installed over the Church and Society in this place the second Wednesday in September next.

Brutus May 27th 1817.

At a meeting of the first Congregational Society in the Townof Britus Convened at the House of the Revd. Jephthah Pool for the purpose of Transacting Business an the 2nd Day of Oct 1818.

Dr. James Hamilton Moderator.

Voted that we build a House for Said Society on the Persanage of Sd. Society 24 by 16 feet and to be fraimed House.

Moses Robinson Be a Committee to

Sylvester Sheldon Circulate Subscriptions

Cephas Sheldon for building Sd. House

The Annual Meeting of the First Congregational Society of the Town of Brutus Metet the 19th Day of Nov. 1818.

Voted that James Hamilton be Moderator.

Daniel Sheldon Trustees

George Douglass To fill the place of

Chester Treat Rufus Sheldon

Robert Hopkins

John Freeman

Whose places now became vacant.

The Annual Meeting of the first Congregational Society of Brutus Convened at the House of E. B. Fellows on the 29th Day Oct 1819. Rufus Sheldon Esqr. Chosen Moderator. Aaron B. Sheldon Chosen Clerk.

Voted that we have Three Trustees for to do the Business of Sd. Society.

Fredrick Kellogg Chosen Trustees

Ira Sheldon for the year Ensuing.

Chester Treat

Voted that this Meeting be Adjourned untill the 19th of Nov. at 1 O clock PM. At E. B. Fellows.

At the Annual Meeting of the first Congregational Society for the Town of Brutus Convened at the House of Edmund B. Fellows on the 27th Day of November 1820. Rufus Sheldon Esqr. Chosen Moderator. A. B. Sheldon Clerk.

Cephas Sheldon Chosen Trustee in Lieu of Chester Treat whose place became vacant.

At the Annual Meeting of the first Congregational Society of the Town of Brutus Convened at the Meeting House in Said Society on the 13th of Nov. at 1 O clock PM. 1821. Adjourned to the House of Zalman Hanford. Resolved that Cephas Sheldon Be Moderator and A. B. Sheldon Clerk.

Voted that Capt. Daniel Sheldon Be Trustee in Lieu of Frederick Kellogg.

Voted that Zalman Hanford the Keeping of the Key to the Meeting House.

At a meeting of the first Congregational Society in the Town of Brutus convened at the mmeeting house on the 18th Day of March 1822 Frederick Kellogg was chosen Moderator and Rufus Sheldon Esqr. Clerk.

Resolved as the Sense of this Meeting that the first Congregational and the first Presbyterian Societys unite and become as they Orginally were. Adjuorned to the 25th _____ at the House of Rev. J. Pools.

At an adjourned Metting of the first congregational Society in the Town of Brutus holden at the House of Rev. J. Pool on Monday the 25th of March. Doct. James Hamilton chosen Moderator and Rufus Sheldon Clerk.

Voted to have Six Trustees inSais Society. Resolved that

James Dixon Jr.

John Hamilton

Richard Rudes Be Trustees

Chester Treat

Elias Cady

Aaron B. Sheldon

John Hamilton first Class

Elias Cady

Chester Treat Second Class

Aaron B. Sheldon

Richard Rudes Third Class

James Dixon Jr.

Voted that the Seats of the first Class become vacant at the next annual Meeting.

Resolved that the Trustees Shall Annually and each and every year on the first day of February Settle with all the Subscribers and give receipts and receive notes on Cash on Some other property for the Same.

At the annual meeting of the first Congregational Society convened at the Meeting House in said Society on Tuesday the 12th of November 1822. Doct. James Hamilton chosen Moderator. A. B. Sheldon appointed Clerk.

Voted that Willin Bassett and John Hmilton be Trustees.

In Lieu of Elias Cady and John Hamilton whose Seats became vacant on this Day. John Hamilton appointed a Delegate to wate on Mr Pool to inform him that this Society cannot support him.

Meeting Disolved.

At a meeting of the first Congregational Society in Brutus holden at their Meeting House on the 22 Day of December 1825. Hezekiah Webster was chosen Moderator and Sylvester Willard appointed Clerk. The Meeting then adjournment to the house of Orren Hastings.

Voted unanimously that Daniel Sheldon be appointed Trusstee in the _____ of Aaron B. Sheldon whose term had expired.

Resolved that all the Monies now due to this Society be appropriated toward the payment of a society note now in the hand of Pearl Douglass.

The Meeting then adjourned till the third Monday in December next.

Sylvester Willard Clk.

At the Annual Meeting of the first Congregational Society in Brutus Dec 14th 1826.

Hezekiah Webster was chosen Moderator and Sylvester Willard appointed Society Clerk.

Voted that Cephas Sheldon be Trustee in the place of Hezekiah Webster whose term has expired.

Voted that Daniel Sheldon 2nd be a Trustee in the place of Elias Cady who resigned his office of trustee that otherwise would become vacant one year from this date.

Voted that Elias Cady, Hezekiah Webster, William Bassett, Cephas Sheldon, and Chester Treat be appointed to meet with the Society Clerk and insert into the records of this Society all such proceedings as have been omited ___ mistake on the otherwise and which they may be able to Supply from their recollection.

Voted that this Meeting be adjourned till the third Wednesday in Dec. Next.

Hezekiah Webster Moderator

Sylvester Willard Clerk

December 22nd 1826 the aforesaid Committee Met pursuant to appointment at the Inn of William Stevenson and from the best of their recollection produced the following transactions of the Society which had been omited to be recorded at the times of being transacted.

In January 1823 the Presbytery met at this place and dismissed Reverend Jephtha Pool. This Society being unable to Support him any longer.

May 1st 1824. Rev. Charles Yale was called to preach for this Society one year for so Much as the Society could raise by Subscription. The Society raised three hundred dollars.

Dec 25th 1825. The Society having omited their Annual Meeting and their appointment of Trustees. The Charter became vacated and was again renewed by legal Application to the County Clerk and the Charter received bearing date January 17th 1825 was recorded in the Clerks Office of the County of Cayuga in book A of records of Religious Societies page 88th at 11 Oclock A.M. by M. S. Myers Deputy Clerk.

January 1825 the Society Met at Peter Douglass and voted to divide the Society one part fo which were to be located at Weeds Port and called the first Presbyterian Society in Brutus.

May 1st 1825. Rev. Charles Yale was invited to preach the Second year for which he was to receive as Much as could be raised by Subscription. The Subscription Amounted to two hundred and three dollars in Cash and Eighty Dollars in provisions.

After preaching Six months Accusations were Alledged against him of Suspicions and flagrant a Nature as ultimate in his dismissal from us and Expulsion from the Sacred office of the Ministry. Dec. 13th 1825.

May 1826. Rev. A. K. Buel was called to preach one year for which he had Three hundred Dollars Subscribed and promise of an Application being made to the A. H. M. S. at Geneva for the Additional Sum of one hundred Dollars.

Dated Brutus Dec. 22nd 1826.

Sylvester Willard Soc. Clerk

At a regular Society Meeting holden at that house of Henry Fellows on the Seventeenth of November 1827 the Rev. Abner Morse was engaged to peach for one year commencing the ____ Sabbath in ___.

The Society agreed to give him three hundred dollars with confident expectation that additional dollars would be given him by the A. H. M. S. but at some time voting him the privileges of preaching as a Missionary in other places as long a portion of the time as the Sum which he should fail of receiving (less them one hundred dollars) from the A. H. M. S.base to the ?hundred dollars.

On Monday evening Nov. 26th a Society Meeting was held at Ira Loomis when it was seriously urged that the vote passed at the last Society Meeting allowing Mr. Morse the priviledge of being absent a portion of the time under the circumstances Mentioned might furnish a pretext for anyone in the Society to object to pay their Subscription because they signed under the exp_____ of his preaching here one year as stipulated in the caption to the Subscription. After discussing the Subject a committee of the following persons were appointed to call on Mr. Morse and State the difficulty.

Cephas Sheldon Moses Treat

Daniel Sheldon Frederick Kellogg

Sylvester Willard

The result of the communication was that if necessity should require him to be absent a portion of the time agreeable to the liberty given him by a vote of the Society and any person taking advantage of it should refuse to pay his subscriptions, he would be engage to loose it and not hold the Trustees liable for the Same.

Attest Sylvester Willard Clk.

At the Annual Society Meeting in Brutus holden at their Meeting house on the fourteenth Day of December 1827 Daniel Sheldon was chosen Moderator and Cephas Sheldon Clerk pro. tem.

Luther Bassett was chosen Trustee in the place of Daniel Sheldon 2nd whose term now expired.

Sylvester Willard appointed Clerk for the year ensuing.

Daniel Sheldon Moderator

Sylvester Willard Clerk

January 24th 1828. The first congregational Society of the Town of Brutus Met agreeable to public notice.

Elias Cady Moderator

Cephas Sheldon Clerk pro. tem.

Voted to adjourn this meeting to the house of Henry Fellows.

Voted that any of the Members of this Society shall have a right to build horse sheds on the South and West line of the Society ground near the Meeting house.

Voted that the sheds now building by Luther Bassett and Elias Cady Shall be prised at ten Dollars each and if any person bids higher than the Sum, the overplus shall be deposited in the Societies fund for the benefit of the Society.

Sylvester Willard Soc. Clerk

The Annual Meeting of the first Congregational Society in Brutus was holden at their Meeting House agreeable to previous notice on the 24th of Dec. 1828.

Hezekiah Webster was chosen Moderator and Cephas Sheldon Clk. pro. tem.

David O. Dinker was chosen Trustee to fill the vacancy of Captain Daniel Sheldon whose term had expired.

Sylvester Willard was chosen Societies Clerk.

At An Annual Meeting of the first Congregational Society in Sennett at their Meeting house holden agreeable to previous notice on the 24th of Dec. 1829 Elias Cady was chosen Moderator.

Chester Treat was chosen to fill the vacancy occasioned by the expiration of Cephas Sheldon office of Trustee.

Attest Sylvester Willard

Adjourned to the 2nd Tuesday in January next.

S. Willard

January 13th 1831. The first Congregational Society in Sennett Met at their Meeting house pursunt to previous notice.

Hezekiah Webster was chosen Moderator. Cephas Sheldon Clerk pro. tem. Sylvester Sheldon Trustee.

Voted to adjourn one year from date.

Sylvester Willard Clk.

At a Meeting of the Congregational Society in Sennett at their Meeting house July 5th 1831.

Hezekiah Webster was chosen Chairman. John Freeman was chosen Clerk pro. tem.

Nathan Mcnvitt in the ______ of Sylvester Sheldon who refused to serve.

Meeting Adjourned.

At A Meeting of the Congregational Society holden at their Meeting house in Sennett on Tuesday Jan 9th 1832.

Hezekiah Webster was appointed Moderator. Sylvester Willard was Chosen Society Clerk and Jacob Sheldon was chosen Trustee for the year ensuing.

At the Annual Meeting of the Congregational Society in Sennett at their Meeting House pursuant to public notice for the purpose of appointing officers for the ensuing year holden January 9th 1833.

Cephas Sheldon was chosen Moderator. Heiman Treat was appointed Trustee in the place of Chester Treat whose term expired.

Sylvester Willard was chosen Societies Clerk.

On motion resolved that any member of the Society shall be privileged to build sheds on the boundaries of th Societies lot provided they do not place them in a situation to interfere in any way with the use of those which are now built.

See the doings of the Society at a meeting holden Jan. 24th 1828.

The following was omited to be recorded in its place.

Rev. Henry Boynton was engaged by the Society for one year commencing 1882 for which he was to receive three hundred dollars and cords of wood together with what sum could be received by application to the A. H. M. S.

Sylvester Willard Soc. Clerk

Rev. H. Boynton ‘s Year having expired was unanimously desired to continue his services another year for which he agreed to accept of three hundred and forty dollars without making any application to the A. H. M. S. The Society not knowing how much they were able to raise did not give him a definite answer but agreed to make the effort.

At the annual Meeting of the Congregational Society in Sennett at their Meeting House pursuant to public notice for the purpose of appointing officers for the ensuing year holden January 15th 1834.

Heman Treat was chosen Moderator. Chester Treat was chosen Society Clerk. John L. Silimon chosen Trustee.

Chester Treat, society Clerk

At the Anual Meeting of the first Congregational Society held at the first Congregational Society held at their Meeting house Jany. 12th 1847 for the purpose of choosing Officers for the ensuing year.

1st Choose Rev. Charles Anderson Moderator.

2. Choose Jacob Sheldon Clerk.

3. Choose Harry Ball Trustee in place of Richard Casmer who refused to Serve.

4. Choose John Wheeler in place of Philo Sheldon whose time expires.

Adjourned without date.

Jacob Sheldon Clerk

These records were transcribed by Susan Weller and Linda Beyor from the church records.

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