First Christian Church of Washington
Pages 13, 14, and 15 of Record
Church records transcribed by Mrs. Martha
Lacock Nicholl, deceased, late of Washington, PA
Submitted by Paula Schlichter Aug. 2006
PAGE THIRTEEN: (Webmaster Note: continuation of the situation with Brother Henry MONIGER Sen., from the date on the last page, being Lords (sic=Lord's) day Nov. 9th 1845)
We the undersigned father that the persons by whom it is supposed that these charges can be sustained, are willing to meet at Williamsburg, on next Saturday at 2 o'clock P.M. for this purpose if this Church should think that that would be (a) suitable time.
Saturday Nov. 29th 1845 at 2 o'clock in the afternoon was appointed by the church to investigate the above charges.
Met on Saturday Nov. 29th 1845 and examined
Daniel SLUSHER but in consequence of the latenefs (sic=lateness) of the evening
adjourned to the 27th of Dec. At which time the following paper was drawn
up and which was submitted to the Church on the 28th of Dec. 1845 and approved
Lords day Dec. 28th 1845
Sister Sarah LACOCK was admitted into the Church on a letter of recommendation from the Baptist Church at Pleasant Grove.
Lords day Jany. 4th 1846
A letter of recommendation and dismifsion (sic=dismission, dismissal) was directed to be given to Henry MONIGER Sen.
1846 Jany. 16th
Departed this life Sister Hannah HASTINGS.
Mar. 15th (1846)
Brothers MILLIGAN and NICHOL
reported that the difficulties between Brothers Joshua MARTIN and Henry MILLER
were adjusted and also that Brother MITTAS? (? part of the transcription)
promised to do better in the future which was approved Lords (sic) day April
Lords day May 10th 1846,
a confession from Sister Catherine A. SHARMAN ? (? part of the transcription) was read and after consideration a letter was directed to be sent to her recommending her to all sister churches and especially to the one located to where she now resides.
July 26th 1846
The case of Lavinia WHITE who was guilty of the offence of fornication upon her repentance and confefsion (sic=confession) of her sin and a promise to avoid committing sin and do better for the future. She was restored.
Lords (sic) day Oct. 25th 1846
Sister Phebe ? was received into the church by letter. (Webmaster's Note: Written in after Phebe is COHAN).
Lords (sic) day Nov. 1st 1846
Sister Jane STONE, Sister Keturah VANKIRK, Sister Charlotte MARTIN Jr and Brother Levi KENNEY who had been baptized were admitted into the Church.
Lords (sic) day Nov. 8th 1846
Brother Dryden VANKIRK who had been baptized by Brother STEELE was admitted into the Church.
Lords (sic) day Dec. 6th 1846
Sister Margaret ANDREWS who had been baptized by Brother STEELE was admitted into the Church.
Friday March 5th 1847
Departed this life Brother Jeremiah BEACH in his 68th year.
Wednesday April 21st
departed this life Brother Matthew MARTIN in his 58th year.
April 17th 1847
The Church met according to appointment for the
purpose of taking into consideration the propiety (sic=propriety) of making some
improvements to the (church) property and some matters connected with the
condition of the Church. Whereupon Henry LANGLY was called to the chair
and John HUGHES appointed Secy. On motion Brothers STREATOR, LEWIS and LANGLY
were appointed a committee to attend to the improvements necefsary
(sic=necessary) to be made to the property.
who all had absented themselves from the regular meetings of the Church
and in addition Brother H. PRALL was charged with
On motion the meeting adjourned to the 1st day of May 1847.
The names of the members stricken from the roll were
These members were stricken from the roll by a resolution on the 17th of June 1847.
The Church met according to adjournment on the 1st May 1847 on which day the Church heard from either from members cited or from the committee appointed to visit them and disposed of all cases that were ready and prepared viz
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who either rendered satisfactory excuses for absence or acknowledged their error and promised to do better for the future, in reference to the cases of Amelia WRIGHT and Isabella ADAMS the necefsary confefsions (sic = necessary confessions) were made and promises in regard to the future that were satisfactory.
In consequence of Brothers Hamilton VANKIRK, John McCAHAN** and Harrison PRALL and Sister Ann MARTIN not being present or nothing satisfactory to the Church reported their cases were adjourned to the 16th of May, on which day Harrison PRALL acknowledged his sins and promised to do better for the future and Brother Jonathan MARTIN reported in Ann MARTINS (sic=MARTIN's) case which was considered satisfactory. John McCOHANS (sic=McCOHAN's) case in consequence of his absence and nothing definite from him was postponed until Saturday the 5th of June at 2 o'clock P.M. and also Hamilton VANKIRKS (sic=VANKIRK's) case because the church was not satisfied with his reasons.
Lords (sic) day May 23rd (1847)
Brother Walter BETSON was received into the Church by letter, and a letter of dismifsal (sic=dismissal) and recommendation was granted to Brother Cranston NEWBERN.
Saturday June 5th (1847)
The Church met according to adjournment in order to consider the cases of John McCOHAN and Hamilton VANKIRK but in consequence of both being absent the case of John McCOHAN was postponed until to morrow and Hamilton VANKIRKs case postponed until one week from to morrow and Brother Jonothan MARTIN appointed to call upon him.
Lords (sic) day June 6th (1847)
Brother John McCOHAN appeared and made the required satisfaction and his case was decided in his favor. Brother VANKIRK was present but the Church not being satisfied with his explanation his case ws (sic=was) postponed until tne (the) next Lords (sic) day.
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