In the village of
Durham, town of Durham, Greene County NY
Transcribed by the NY Genealogical and Biographical Society , NYC Sept. 1920
Edited by Royden Woodward Vosburgh
Copied from LDS film # 0533499
by Jackie Towner
And now confessing all your sins & looking to the blood of Jesus for cleansing, you do in the presence of the Everlasting God, his holy angels & the church, solemnly avouch the Lord Jehovah to be your God, Jesus Christ your Saviour & the Holy Ghost your Sanctifier.
You engage throí Godís grace that denying all ungodliness & every worldly lust you will walk soberly, righteously & godly in this present world. You sincerely dedicate yourself to the source of Christ in this his church faithfully covenanting that you will walk honestly & orderly with us in all the ordinances & institutions of the gospel & that you will submit yourself to the discipline & watch of the church of Christ in this place so long as God in his providence shall continue you among us.
Thus you promise.
Christopher Lord, Daniel Merwin, Lemuel Hotchkiss, Ichabod Scranton, Jairus Chittenden, John Hull, Eliakam Strong, Joseph Hart: who was chosen Deacon, Augustus Pratt
The proceeding articles were signed, the Doctrine of Faith assented to, & covenant entered into by the persons whose names stand as signers on Thurs. Nov 8th 1792. And a sermon preached from Solomonís Long Chapter 6, verse 10th & Christopher Lord was chosen as a clerk of the church. The above was performed under the direction & in the presence of Rev. Beriah Hotchkin, minister of the Gospel in Freehold & minister of the association of the Eastern District of New Haven, Connecticut. Nov 1792. Voted: That those members, that in full communion & regular standing with other churches & reside with us, may if they desire to join with us & act & partake of the ordinances, yet are desired to bring forth certificates of their standing by next spring.
Jan 13th 1793 There were received upon their certificates:
April 15th 1798
46. Jonathan Baldwin &
47. his wife were received by letter from the church in Durham, Connecticut
48. Isaac Sears &
49. his wife were received to full communion & fellowship with the church upon their certificates from Joel West, pastor of the Church of Christ in East Hampton, Connecticut.