The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 11, July 1907 - April, 1908 Page: 91
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Records of an Early Texas Baptist Church.
his seat, and address the moderator in order, and no one shall
speek more than three times to one subject, without leave from the
Church. No whispering reading etc. in the time of public speak-
ing, and each speaker shall attend strictly to the subject in hand,
without any unchristian like remarkes on a former speaker. No
member shall leave his seat in time of business without leave
8th The Church agrees to do all her business by the Voise of
a majority of her acting members, except in receiving in mem-
bers, granting letters of dismission and setting forward gifts in
the Church, which shall require a unanimous Voise. Yet the
Church has the right to call for the cause of objections, judge of
the propriety of the same, and the Voise of two thirds of the acting
members shall govern in such cases, so as to over rule such ob-
9th Every motion made and seconded shall come under the
consideration of the Church except withdrawn by the Person who
10th Any amendments may be made to these rules, when ever
the Church may think it nessesary
11th. It shall be the duty of the church Wheare anny Male
member absents him self from the church three Meatings hand
Running to Enquire the caus for so doing
August 11th 1833. The Pilgrim Church of Predistinarian
Regular Baptists set at the house of Elder Daniel Parker Craw-
ford County Ill. and in order Proseded to business Elder D. Par-
1st. Received Brother and sister, Robert Davidson [ADead]l
and Rebecah his wife as by letter from our sister Church at Tur-
mans [Freeman's?] Creek their letters having been granted, but
the want of opportunity prevented their getting them. [ADis-
missed by Letter May, 1859]
2d Received Brother and sister, Stephen Crist, and Anney his
wife by letter.
3d. Recognised the former act of the members, in giving
Brother and sister Christy letters of Dismission.
1Words in brackets and also marked A are annotations of the manuscript
by the church clerk, most of them made apparently long afterwards. The
brackets and marks are inserted by the editor.
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