March 13, 1852
The Session met at Bennington and was opened with prayer.
Present: C. C. Copeland, Minister
J. Folsom, Makinta, J. Belvin, Elders
Joe Hakishtapata, Nokowa, Rhoda, Sully, and Betsy, presented themselves as candidates for admission to the church. After a full examination, resolved, that they be received. (They were received publicly March 14.)
Loanza Benton, a member of Pine Ridge Church requested to be received as a member of this church. On conversing with her it appeared that she had been guilty of a breach of the seventh commandment. Resolved, that the case be deferred.
Jeremiah Daly, guilty of a breach of his temperance pledge, and Willis Nicholas and his wife, guilty of domestic feuds, appeared before the Session, confessed their sins, appeared penitent, and requested to be restored to the fellowship and communion of the church. The Session being satisfied of a reformation in their conduct resolved that their request be granted.
Hannah Fisher, a member of this church appeared and confessed herself guilty of a breach of the seventh commandment. Resolved, that she be suspended.
James Fisher, accused of and prosecuted for a most foul and scandalous slander, was suspended till that charge be lawfully investigated and the decision of the court ascertained. Closed with prayer. C. Kingsbury, Clerk of the Session.