1833

 

M I N U T E S

of the Thirteenth Meeting of the

Muddy River Association

begun and held at

Big Bay Meeting House

Pope County, Illinois

Saturday preceding the third Lord's day and days following in October 1833

Agreeable to appointment, Elder Charles H. Clay preached the introductory sermon from the 3rd chapter of mark, 25th verse, "And if a house be divided, &". the Association then convened and being opened with prayer by John Hamilton, proceeded to business.

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

2. Chose Elder Charles H. Clay Moderator, Brother John Lockhart, Clerk, and Brother Johathan Floyd, Assistant Clerk.

3. Received a Letter of correspondence from the original Little River Association, Ky., by the hand of their messenger, Foster Mason, who was invited to a seat with us. Request Brother Wamock to write them an answer.

4. A Letter of correspondence received from Salem Association, Ind. but no messenger, request Brother Floyd to write them an answer.

5. A Letter of correspondence received from Bethel Association, by the hand of their messenger, Elder Wm. Lasswell, who was invited to a seat with us. Request Brother George Hamilton to write them an answer.

6. A Letter of correspondence received from the Illinois Association, request Brother Lockhart to write them as before.

7. A Letter of correspondence received from the Little Wabash Association, but no messenger, request Brother Allen to write them an answer.

8. No Letter nor messenger received from Clear Creek Association, request Elder Hamilton to write to them.

9. Appointed Brothers Allen, Schoolcraft, Bourland, and John Hamilton with the Moderator and Clerks a committee of arrangement to teport on Monday Morning.

10. Requested Elder Lasswell, Brother Mason and Gholson to occupy the Stand tomorrow, and that worship to commence at 10 o'clock A.M.

11. Adjourned until Monday Morning 9 o'clock.

1833

Ordained = O, Licensed preacher = L

? = underline____?

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

G. Hamilton

 

3

3

1

1

 

16

$1.00

2nd Sab.
Bankston's Fork Gallatin Co. J. J. Reashels, A. Miller

2

3

14

1

3

 

28

.56

2nd Sab.
Bethel's Creek Gallatin Co. T. Gasway, J..More

J. Hancock

2

 

2

 

1

 

37

1.10

3rd Sab.
Island Ripple Gallatin Co. No Letter, nor messenger                 1st Sab.
N. Fork Hamilton Co. J. Gholson, L,

J. Landham, Wm. Allen

7

5

     

1

27

1.00 1st Sab.
Big Bay Creek Pope Co. Wm. Baker, L, Isom Clay, J.Tague    

3

 

1

 

12

1.00 4th Sab.
Rector's Fork Hamilton Co. John Schoolcraft J. Braden, Lockhart  

6

   

1

 

15

.75

2nd Sab.
M.F. Saline Gallatin Co. James McFarland  

2

   

1

 

17

.50

1st Sab/
Grampier Pope Co. J. Hamilton, O, J. Floyd, L, S.Edwards, L  

1

3

     

31

1.00 3rd Sab.
Little Spring Hamilton Co. Jacob Braden

2

 

2

1

   

25

.50

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

4

1

       

31

4th Sab.
?=__ TOTAL

23

24 28 4 6 2 239 $8.41  

12. Sunday worship was opened by Brother James Gholson from the 3rd chap. and 1st verse of St. John, "Behold what manner of Love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the Sons of God." Elder Lasswell from the 5th chap., and 25th verse of St. John, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, the hour is coming, &". Brother Mason from the 60th chap. of Isaiah, part 20th verse, "Thy sun shall no more go down neither shall thy moon withdraw itself, & ".

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

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

15. Called for the corresponding Letter to Little River Association, which was read and received. Elders Clay and Hamilton agree to bear the same.

16. Called for the corresponding Letter to Salem Association (Ind.) but as our next meeting precedes theirs, we omit sending it.

17. Called for the corresponding Letter to the Little Wabash Association, Brothers Gholson, Allen, Morrow and Floyd agree to bear the same.

18. Called for the corresponding Letter to the Bethel Association, but as our next meeting precedes theirs, we omit sending it.

19. Called for the corresponding Letter to the Clear Creek Association, Brothers Isom Clay, Floyd, Womack and Edwards agree to bear the same.

20. Called for the Circular Letter, which was read, received and ordered to be annexed to these minutes; Brother Lockhart is requested to prepare a Circular to be annexed to our next year's minutes.

21 Is it good order for any Church belonging to this Association, within herself to alter her abstract of Principles on which she was constituted, and received into this Union? We are of the opinion that it is not, and as it appears that Bankston's Fork Church has altered the 5th article of the Abstrace of Principles on which she was constituted and received into this Association, we consider her in error with regard to her power to alter or amend any article, which would be inimical to the constitution of the Association, and would sincerely recommend that she adopt the former 5th article in the room of the present one, and as an advisory council to sit with her at her next June meeting we appoint Brethren James Womack, W. Bourland, John Tague, John Lockhart, Johathan Floyd, Jacob Braden and Wm. Allen, and that this delegation report to our next Association.

22. Request Brother Lockhart to call upon Island Ripple Church, and know of her the reason why she has not represented herself at the present meeting and report the same at the next Association.

23. We recommend to the Churches, which compose the Association to adopt the Abstract of Principles, which the Association is constituted upon, by calling a presbytery for the purpose, or retain the original ones which the Churches were constituted upon.

24. The Baptist Church at Block House Creek petitions for admission into the Association, but in consequence of the 5th article of her abstract of Principles, we cannot receive her; we now refer her to the recommendation of the Association, to Bankstons Fork Church on that subject.

25. Appointed Brothers Allen, and George Hamilton a committee of finance, who report that they have received from the Churches $8.41 & $3.40 in the hands of Brother Wathen, making in all $11.81

26. Brother Lockhart is requested to prepare these minutes for the Press have 300 copies struck, reserve 5 copies for each corresponding Association, and distribute the remainder among the Churches agreeable to their contributions, and call upon the Treasurer for money to pay for the printing of the same.

27. Our next Association to be held at North Fork Church or Meeting House, Hamilton Co., Ill. to commence the Saturday preceding the second Lord's Day in Sept. 1834. Elder Hamilton to preach the Introductory Sermon, in case of failure Elder Clay. Worship to commence at 10 o'clock A.M.

28. The Association recommend to the Churches, who compose this Association, to signify in their Letters to our next meeting whether they wish this Association to have a name other than that of the Muddy River, and if so, what it shall be called.

29. Adjourned to the time and place appointed.

Charles H. Clay, Moderator

John Lockhart, Clerk

Jonathan Floyd, Asst. Clerk