1832

 

M I N U T E S

of the Twelfth Meeting

of the

Muddy river Association

Began and held at

Wolf Creek Meeting House

Gallatin County, Illinois

Saturday preceeding the third Lord's

day, and days following in October 1832

Agreeable to appointment, Elder Stephen Stilley preached the Introductory sermon from the 8th chapter and 18th verse of Jeremiah, "When I would comfort myself against sorrows, my heart is faint in me."

The Association then convened and being opened with prayer by Elder Stephen Stilley, proceeded to business.

1. Letters from the following Churches were read and their messengers enrolled.

2. Chose Elder Wilson Henderson, Moderator, Brother John Lockhart, Clerk and Brother Jonathan Floyd, Assistant Clerk.

3. Received a Letter of correspondence from Little River association, Ky. by the hand of their messenger, Elder James Mansfield, who was invited to a seat with us. Brother Floyd write to them, and Bretheren John Hamilton, Spenser Edwards, and William Bourland visit them.

4. Received no Letter nor messenger from the Illinois Association. This Association agrees to drop the correspondence with that Association, on account of the distance being so great, that we cannot get bearers to the same, and appointed Brother Lockhart to prepare to send them a letter in love and friendship to that effect.

5. Received a Letter of correspondence from Salem Association, Ind. by the hand of Brother James Pearce, who received said letter from their messenger, who made a mistake with regard to the time that our Association met. Elder Hamilton write to them and Brother James Gholson, Samuel Crouse and Joseph Fricker visit them.

6. Received a Letter of corresppndence from the Little Wabash Association, by their messenger, Brother James Pearce who was invited to a seat with us. Brother Waggoner write to them and Brethren C. H. Clay, Wm. Sutton, James Gholson, and Johathan Floyd visit them.

7. Received no Letter nor messenger from Cape Girardeau Association. Our association agrees to drop the correspondence of that Association.

8. Received a Letter of correspondence from the United Baptist Bethel Association, by their messengers Elder John Browning and Brother John D. wallace, who were invited to seats with us. Brother George Hamilton write to them, and Brethren Henderson, Johnson, Tucker, Waggoner, Bramblet, and Lockhart visit them.

10. Appointed Brethren Womack, George Hamilton, Schoolcraft with the Moderator and Clerks a committee of finance to report on Monday Morning.

11. Requested Elders Mansfield, Browning and McIntosh to occupy the Stand tomorrow, and Henderson to close meeting, and that worship begin at 10 o'clock.

12. Adjourned until Monday morning 10 o'clock A.M.

Ordained = O Licensed preacher = L

CHURCHES MESSENGERS NAMES Baptized Rec. by Letter Dis. by Letter Ex- cluded Re- stored Dead Total Con- tribu- tions Time of meeting Saturday before the...
Big Creek Pope Co. C. H. Clay, O, Jas. Wamock, G. Hamilton

2

5

4

     

16

$1.00

2nd Sab.
Bankston Fork Gallatin Co. Wilson Henderson, O, John Moss  

1

2

1

2

 

40

.48

2nd Sab.
Bethel's Creek Gallatin Co. T. Gasway, Joab Moore,

Osburn Powel

 

7

 

1

 

3

38

.87

3rd Sab.
Island Ripple Gallatin Co. Joseph Wathen, Bazel Barnett  

1

       

29

.75

1st Sab.
N. Fork Hamilton Co. J. Gholson, L, Jas. Tucker Samuel Crouse

6

       

2

16

.56

1st Sab.
Big Bay Creek Pope Co. William Baker, L.

2

 

2

1

2

 

15

1.00

4th Sab.
Rector's Fork Hamilton Co. J. Schoolcraft,

J. Lockhart, John Braden

   

6

1

   

10

.50

2nd Sab.
M.F. Saline Gallatin Co. James Hampton, Ankel Durham

2

5

1

1

   

22

.50

1st Sab.
Grampier Pope Co. J. Hamilton, O, Sr. Edwards, John Floyd

1

5

4

 

1

1

33

1.50

3rd Sab.
L. Spring Hamilton Co. G. W. Waggoner, L, Robert Johnson

1

   

1

1

 

24

.50

3rd Sab.
Wolf Creek Gallatin Co. N. Bramblet, Wm. Sutton, Wm. Bourland  

3

1

1

 

1

18

.25

4th Sab.
  TOTAL

14

27

20

7

6

7

261

$7.91  

13. Sunday worship was opened by Elder Mansfield from Jeremiah 8th chap. and 19 and 20 verses. "Behold the voice of the cry of the daughter of my people & ". Elder McIntosh from St. John, chap. 3rd, 14 & 15 verses, "And as Moses lifted up the Serpent in the wilderness &". Elder Browning from Genesis, chap. 24th, and part of the 58th verse. "Wilt thou go with this man." Elder Henderson closed meeting from St. John, chap. 7 and verse 37, "In the last day, that great day of the feast &".

14. Monday met according to adjournment after prayer by the Moderator, proceeded to business.

15. Called for the committee's arrangement, which was read, received, and they discharged.

16. On a particular inspection of the record of this association with regard to our abstract of Principles, we find thsm virtually the same as at first, when constituted, and that no change has occurred in any shape.

17. Called for the circular Letter, which was read, and received and ordered to be annexed to these minutes, and Brother Jonathan Floyd requested to prepare a Circular Letter to be annexed to our next year's minutes.

18. Appointed Brethren Waggoner, Wamock, and George Hamilton a committee of finance, who report that they have received from the Churches this year $7.92 as their contribution, and $3.50 in the hands of Brother Samuel Seaton, making in all $11.42.

19. The Association request Brother Floyd to prepare these minutes for the Press, and that Brother Wathen superintend the printing of the same, and have 300 copies struck, reserve 5 for each corresponding Association, 1 for the Secretary and distribute the remainder among the Churches agreeable to their contributions, and call upon the Treasurer for money to pay for the same.

20. Our next Association to be helld at Big Bay Meeting House, Pope County, Illinois; to commence the Saturday before the third Lord's Day in October 1833. Elder Charles H. Clay to preach the Introductory Sermon, in case of failure, Elder henderson. worship to commence at 10 o'clock A.M.

21. The Association agrees to hold a yearly meeting at North Fork Meeting House, Hamilton Co., Ill. to commence on Friday before the first Lord's Day in Aug. 1833. and Brethren Henderson and Waggoner invited to the same. Also one at Bankstron's Fork Meeting House, Gallatin Co., Ill. To Commence on Friday before the second Lord's Day in June 1833. And that Brethren Baker, Hamilton and Waggoner are requested to attend the same.

22. The Association recommends to the Churches, that the 4th day of July 1833 be observed as a day of humiliation and prayer.

23. We cannot fail to close our Minutes without returning our thanks to the Great Head of the Church, for his unspeakable mercies and favors toward us, for it is Him, and Him alone, that is able to bring peace out of confusion, and light out of darkness. For the whole exercise hath in the Association, and those attending the word preached, appeared to be with great harmony and good feelings, and may the Lord follow His word with a Divine blessing. Amen.

24. Then adjourned to the time and place appointed.

Wilson Henderson, Moderator

John Lockhart, clerk

Jonathan Floyd, Asst. Clerk