First Christian Church of Washington
Page 10, 11 and 12 of Record
Church records transcribed by Mrs. Martha
Lacock Nicholl, deceased, late of Washington, PA
Mrs. Nicholl presented the church with two notebooks she had prepared on the
One notebook is held by the church in Washington PA;
the second notebook is held by the Disciple of Christ Historical Society in
Submitted by Paula
Schlichter Aug. 2006
June 20th 1844
Brother MILLIGAN informed the Church that Brother
Henry MONIGER Sr. inashmush (sic=inasmuch) as he calculated to be (away) from
home wished a letter of recommendation which was granted.
Aug 11th 1844
Brother David LAMPLE was excluded for
absenting himself from the meeting.
Sep. 1st 1844
Brothers Hamilton VANKIRK and Henry LANGLY were
appointed mefsengers (sic=messengers) to the Cooperation meeting which will meet
at Holidays Cove Sep 13th 1844 and it was decided by a vote of the Church that
they would not continue in the cooperation any longer.
Dec. 22nd 1844
Brother Robert ALJO who had been immersed by
Brother Wesley LAMPLE was admitted into the Church.
Jany. 5th 1845
Brother Wm. LACOCK was excluded for absenting
himself from the meetings.
Jany 21st 1845
Sister Margaret HUGHES who had been immersed by
Brother Richard WILLIAMS was admitted into the Church.
Feby. 2nd 1845
Brother Wm. VANKIRK who had been immersed by
Brother Richard WILLIAMS was admitted into the Church.
Feby. 16th 1845
Brother John L. DYE was excluded for absenting
himself from the meetings of the Church and refusing to afsign (sic=assign) any
reasons for said absence or make up any explanation at present requiring two or
June 1st (1844)
A letter of recommendation was granted to Mary
HENDRICK (formerly Mary WHITE).
June 3rd (1844)
Sister Sarah BEACH departed this life in her 27th
year of sonsumption (sic=consumption).
June 15th (1844)
Sister Eloner HODGLIN was received by letter from
the Portland Church leffers? on County Ohio (Webmaster's note: this line was
double-checked against the pdf-original version)
July 14th (1844)
Brother Saml. ANDREW departed this life at 7
(and) 1/2 oclock (sic-o'clock) AM
Sep. 28th (1844)
Brother Henry MONINGER requested a letter of
dismifsal (sic=dismissal) and recommendation which was not granted on cause
_____ of certain charges which the church at Pleasant Valley intended to prefer
Oct. 19th (1844)
Brother Lyman P. STREATOR was was admitted into the
Church by letter from Windham Portage County Ohio.
(space added) The following
communication was read
Pleasant Valley Oct. 12 1844
The Church of Jesus Christ at Pleasant Valley to the Church at Williamsburg
(Webmaster's Note: a few miles from Washington PA) greeting (sic): Dear
Brethren, Whereas Henry MONINGER Sen. being a member of your church has for a
time been troublesome to us we do hereby enter our complaint to you and ask for
an investigation of his case and first we charge him with being disordly
(sic=disorderly) in our meetings, secondly with prevarication,
thirdly with a violation of the Lords day, fourthly with slandering the church.
Done by order of the Church
Saturday the 1st day of November at 2 o'clock P.M. was fixed for the trial of
Henry MONINGERS (sic=Moninger's) case. Henry LANGLY was appointed
Moderator, who, having called upon the parties in order to ascertain whether
they were ready in reply to which he was informed by Brother STREATOR that the
church at Pleasant Valley had rescinded their former proceedings and in cause
____ of which the charges were withdrawn. The Moderator decided inasmuch as the
charges were withdrawn there was no case before the Church. On motion of
Brother Robert MILLIGAN, It was resolved that the church.
shall appoint a time for the investigation of
Brother MONINGERS (sic=Moninger's) case. It was further resolved that
Brother MILLIGAN and Brother Franklin NICHOAL be a committee in order to
ascertain the charges against Brother MONINGER and make report to the Church.
Lords (sic=Lord's) day Nov. 9th 1845
Brother Henry NEWCOMER was received by letter
Lords day Nov. 11th 1845. Brothers Richard WILLIAMS and Hamilton VANKIRK were
ordained as Evangelists by prayer and the imposition of hands of Brothers Robert
MILLIGAN, Saml NICHOAL, Joshua MARTIN, Alex VANKIRD (sic=VANKIRK probably) and
Jas. C. CHAMBERS. A letter was directed to be given to Brother Richard
WILLIAMS certifying the fact of his ordination.
The following report was read by Brother MILLIGAN.
The members of the Committee who were appointed on the 1First (sic) by the
church at Williamsburg to inquire to effect the reputation and Christian
character of Henry MONINGER Sen. having investigated the matter so far as they
think they were required by the duties of their appointment would now report
that they have ascertained that said Henry MONINGER is charged with the
following crimes and improprieties, First
That he has on several occasions acted disordly (sic=disorderly) in the meetings
of the church at Pleasant Valley.
Drvond - (sic=Second) - That on one occasion he violated the sacred obligations
of the Lords (sic=Lord's) day, by paying to Robert DOAK a sum of money on the
day of sacred rest.
Third - That he is guilty of falsehood having presented a letter to the Church
at Pleasant Valley for membership which fact he afterwards denied.
Fourth - That he has slandered the Pleasant Valley Church or at least some of
its members by stating that they had entered into a combination against him to
injure his reputation, peace and happinefs (sic=happiness).
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