Medway, Mass. First Church of Christ - Disciplinary cases, undated; 1743-1808
The Case of David Pond of Wrentham
David Pond was excommunicated from the Second Church of Christ in Wrentham, Massachsuetts for "striking a pitch" and creating an disturbance. He later applied to First Church in Medway for membership which sparked a conversation between the two churches as to his fitness for membership.
|Questions Proposed to Second Church of Christ in Wrentham (now Franklin) (copy)||Haven, Elias||undated||Letter sent to the church in Wrentham asking as to the nature of David Pond's excommunication from Wrentham; copy made by Elias Haven|
|Answers given by the Second Church of Christ in Wrentham (now Franklin) (copy)||Barbor, John;
|1747/48||Account of answers received from the church in Wrentham, copy made by Elias Haven.|
|Meeting minutes (copy)||Haven, Elias||1743 and 1749||Minutes of a meeting held to determine the fate of David Pond's membership.|
The Case of Mr. Sanford and Mr. Spring
Tesimony against Mr. Sanford and Mr. Spring detailing their views on the nature and origin of sin.
|Testimony||Hall, David||1777||Testmiony that Mr. Spring and Mr. Sanford believe sin or originate from God, with details as to the resulting conversation|
The Case of Brother Adam Bulland
This council vote found, unanimously, that Br. Adam Bulland has violated his covenant engagements with the church in absenting himself from the holy communion.
|Council vote||Prentiss (moderator)||1808||Vote of the ecclesiastical council which found that Adam Bulland had "violated his covenant engagements" with the church.|
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