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12 Jan 1852, page 59
Monday Jan 12th 1852
Congregation met pursuant to notice and organized by appointing Mr. T. W. Laughlin chairman.
The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved
The Treasurer of the board of Deacons reported the following report viz Report
On motion Messrs McCurdy and Caldwell were appointed a com to take subscription to make up the arrears for the last 2 years the com proceeded to the business and raised $ 25,50
On motion Messrs Potts & James Laughlin were appointed a com to take subscription to pay the ballance due on roof and fence which they done
On motion Mr Caldwell was appointed a com to take further subscription for arrears in saliry
12 Jan 1852, page 60
On motion it was agreed that the congregation would elect two more deacons on Monday after our next communion
On motion the thanks of the Church were tendered to the Chair for their services
It was moved and seconded to reconsider the vote of the last meeting creating the of Choir, lost, the vote being retaken carried
It was moved to amend the motion by having the services of the choir 1/2 the time lost
Several other amendments, were offered all lost
On motion Messrs Mr Robe John Frame Wm Thompson J Sproat & Wm Sawhill were appointed clerks for this year said Clerks to have priviledge of picking out an additional number of singers
Mr Withrow offered the following resolution and asked to have it laid on the table until the next anual meeting which was agreed to
Resolved That the session of this Church be requested to make the abstainance from all intoxicating liquors a term of communion
A. T. Robinson Clerk
2 Feb 1852, page 61
Monday Feb 2nd 1852
Congregation met pursuant to notice for the purpose of electing 2 Deacons and the meeting was organized by calling Rev Alexander to the chair
Mr Withrow moved that all member, male & female and pew holder be entitled to vote at all elections except for members of session lost.
Mr T Laughlin moved that all member and pew holders be entitled to vote at this election carried.
The meeting then proceeded to ballett Deacons which resulted in the election of Wm Thompson jnr & John Robinson of the Wm
On motion meeting adjourned
A. T. Robinson
11 Sept 1852, page 62
Saturday Sept 11th 1852
Congregation met pursuant to notice. Organized by calling Dr. Patterson – to the chair
Mr Alexander asked leave of absence from his pastoral charge until the month of May next, And on motion his request was granted.
It was moved and recorded that the church have a stated supply during Mr Alexander Absence, Carried,
It was moved that the session be instructed to try to procure the services of Mr Miller carried
It was moved to reconsider the above vote carried
The question being again taken it was carried
It was moved that the session be instructed to allow Mr Miller at the rate of $ 400,00 per annum
It was moved to amend by giving the session discretionary power to the amount of $500.00
It was moved to amend by allowing $6.00 per day carried
11 Sept 1852, page 63
The question was then taken of the original motion as amended and carried
It was moved that if the services of Mr Miller cannot be obtained there the session may procure any other carried
It was moved that there be a subscription now taken up to pay for supplies. carried
It was moved that each member be requested to pay his full subscription to Mr Alexander for the present year, carried,
It was moved that Mr T Laughlin
It was moved that the subscription takes today be handed over to the Deacons for general circulation, carried
It was moved and seconded that this meeting do now adjourn, carried.
A. T. Robinson
Citing this page: Kimberli Faulkner Hull, transcriber, “Washington Presbyterian Church Minutes, Guernsey County, Ohio, Jan 1852-Sept 1852,” Chasing Light Media, Cool Adventures
( https://cooladventures.com/collection/washington-presbyterian-church-minutes-jan-1852-sept-1852 : published 2021); Washington Presbyterian Church Minutes, minutes journal (Washington Township, Guernsey County, Ohio, 1841-1860), p. 59-63; privately held by the Faulkner-Hull Collection.