Part 1: Proceedings

  • Image 01
    August 9, 1841 A monthly meeting of the above [named]. Institution was convened [on] the afternoon of the above date at the house of Mr F. L. Wilkers [on]. After the customary form of Prayers was gone through the house went into business the Secratary arose and state [d] that the Books of the Society were left after the adjournment of the body at the place of meeting, and that they had been taken from thence by Mr. Hampton who use the Secratary s name without othority for that purpose, and has since positiviely Refused to deliver, them up Presiding officer Bass stated that he had Rec[e]ived a message from Mr. Wm R. H. Hampton saying that he had the books of the society and if all the Money he had in the [funds?] of the society was delivered to him by the 31st of the month of (July) he would return them if not that he would burn them to which con[ndition?] he the (President) Refused to comply The Bill of Arrears was call The President further stated that during his term of Secratary Mr Hampton had been a defaulter in the payment of his arrears he had written to him by order and that the Time Limited him by Rule expired on Thirty first of July he therefore decrare him no longer a member of this Society. Mr. Edward Holloway moved that the Secratary be exonerated from all c[harge] and Responsibility of the loss of the Books of the society and be directed to [purchase] [other] Books at the Expence
  • Image 01
    of the society seconded by Mr C Holloway put and unanimously carried The Letters of Messrs Thomas Bampfield Thomas N. Kirk Francis Main and E. T. Miller applying for membership Received their second Reading Mr. E Holloway moved that a committee of Three be appointed by the chair to express the opinion of the society on the conduct of Mr Hampton second by Mr Moise put and carried the committee appointed were Messrs E Holloway, B. V. Moise, and D. R. Butler Mr S Holloway came late and was fined 12 1/2 cts Mr P Wilkerson Do ' ' ' ' 12 1/2 Not being Two Thirds of the members5 present the Resolutions To Revise, and have the Rules printed, and the four letters of application could not be balloted for Mr. E Holloway moved that the society adjourn over to Wednesday evening the 18th inst. carried Edward P Wall Secretary Members present Bass, E. Wall, C., S., E. Holloway, Chion, Saltus, F., P. Wilkinson, Butler, Moise, Woods
  • Image 01
    August 18, 1841 An adjourn meeting of the above named institution was convened on the evening of the above date at the Room of Mr. Richard Holloway Senr. at 20 minutes after 8 o'Clock The Secratary calld the house to order and Recommended that a chairman be chosen from among the members the President being absent. Mr Moise moved that Mr Charles Holloway be calld to the chair, seconded by Mr Cotton the Secry call'd for the yeas it was unanimously carried The Proceedings of the 9th was Read and the Bill of arrears call, and four dollars collected 2 Resolutions were Read the first to Revise the Rules and second to have them Printed Mr E Holloway moved that the Resolutions be balloted for seperately second by Mr Wall, put and carried Mr Wall moved that the Second Resolution lay on the Table untill the Rules and Revised and Returned to the Society second by Mr E Holloway put and carried The 1st Resolution, and four letters of application for membership was handed over to the committee on elections and decisions The Committee of Three on the conduct of Mr Hampton Reported a Preamble and 3 Resolutions which was Read and Taken into consideration, on motion of Messrs Chion and P. Wilkerson. See Report Book Mr F Wilkerson moved that the Preamble and Resolution be adopted separetly second by Mr Bentham put and carried The Preamble was Read and passd The 1st Resolution was Read and passed
  • Image 01
    The 2nd resolution was read Mr Wall moved that the Second Resolution be struck out and the society proceed to consider the 3d Second by Mr Cotton put and lost The chairman Mr C Holloway said that the 2nd might be amended as the Gentleman may yet feel contrition for what he has done He Therefore Recommend that the Resolution be amended with such provisions, no one moving to that effect the Resolution was passd in its original form the 3d and last Resolution was Read and pass'd The standing committee handed Their Report which was Read and accepted, The Resolution Requiring a committee of seven to be appointed from the chair to Revise the Rules of the Society was adopted and the four applicants duly elected. See Report Book Mr Cotton was call'd for absence July & August siad he was out of town excused Mr Weston was call'd for absence July, no excuse fined 25 cts for August no excuse fined 12 1/2 Mr E Wilkerson for extra meeting in July , did not Receive his summons, excused by motion of E Holloway and Cotton, from the payment of the same in consideration of that being an Extra meeting on motion the house adjourn Members Present C., S., E. Holloway, E. Wall, Chion, Moise, Weston, Saltus, Bentham, Cotton, E., F., P., Wilkinson, Butler. Edward P Wall Secratary F. M. S.
  • Image 01
    September 13, 1841 A meeting of the above named Institution was convened at the house of Mr. F L Wilkerson on the afternoon of the above date The usual form of Prayer was performed by Vice President Job G Bass The Secratary being absent Mr. Samuel D Holloway was Requested to act as Secratary he declined Mr. J Thompson was thereon Requested who complyed Mr James W Hayne the President elect being present the Vice President arose and informed him that he had been by a magority of Votes elected President of the Body and Requested him to enter upon the duties of said office etc etc Mr. Hayne Replyed to the remarks of the Gentleman and promised to use his efforts to advance the interest of the society etc etc The Secratery arrived and took his seat Read the Proceedings of the last meeting and call'd the Bill of arrears The list of absentees was call and dealt with according to Rule (see absentee Book) Messrs Bampfield, Kirk, and Main, newly elected members being Present, The Secratary Read to them the Rules of the Society. Mr. Benjamine V Moise arrived late and was fined 12 1/2 cts Mr. Charles H Holloway ' ' ' ' ' 12 1/2 Mr. Edward Holloway ' ' ' ' ' 12 1/2 The newly elected members approving of the Rules signed their names and Paid their first installment according to Rule Messrs E. Holloway, Bampfield, Saltus and Bentham Received leave of Absence
  • Image 01
    The President appointed the following Gentlemen as a Committee according to Resolution to Revise the Rules of the Society, Messrs. Edward P. Wall, Edward Holloway, D. R. Butler S. D. Holloway, C. H. Holloway, J. G. Bass, Philip Saltus The Standing Committee handed in a Report of the Treasurers department which was Read and accepted (See Report Book) The Treasurer brought to the notice of the society the Propriety of Destroying the orders which he has cashed being included in his account as Reported to the Society. The President put the Question to the house which was carried in the affirmative, the orders was Destroyed Mr. Edward Holloway declined serving in the committee on Rules. Moved by Messrs Bass and C Holloway that the President fill the vacancy occasioned by Mr. Holloway declining. Carried Moved by Messrs E Holloway and Wall that the Thanks of the Society be tenderd through the President to Mr. Job. G. Bass, for the able Effciunt and Disinterested manner in which he has Presided over the Deliberations of the Society since the annual day to the present. Unanimously carried The President addressed Mr Bass the Vice in bahalf of the Society in his usual strain of sublime elloqunce To which Mr Bass Replyed with that modest yet dignifyed strain of Orratory for which that Gentleman is Remarkable. {Moved by Mr C Holloway that the Society have a simple treat on the safe Return of the President to the city and the coming forward of the newly elected members second by Wall put and carried. Several of the members subscribed to the same and with the interchange of sentiment the evening past agreeably.} Adjournd Members Present Hayne, Bass, E. Wall, Chion, J. Thompson, Bentham, Cotton, Rame, S., C., E. Holloway, F., P. Wilkinson, Saltus, Moise
  • Image 01
    October 11, 1841 A monthly meeting of the above named Institution was convened on the Afternoon of the above date at the house of President James Hayne. Prayer was performed by Mr. Chion The Secratary Took his seat and call'd the house to business The President being absent Mr Chion was unanimously calld to the chair Proceedings of the last meeting was Read and arrear Bill call'd Vice President Bass arrived and took the Presidencial seat List of absentees call and disposed according to Rule (see absentee book.) Mr Samuel D Holloway arrived late fined 12 1/2. Mr Francis Wilkerson ' ' ' 12 1/2. ' James Hayne ' ' ' 12 1/2. ' Wm Bentham ' ' ' 12 1/2. ' E Wilkerson ' ' ' 12 1/2. ' P Saltus ' ' ' 12 1/2. ' C. H. Wood ' ' ' 12 1/2. ' thos Bampfield ' ' ' 12 1/2. Letter of application from Mr. Thomas McBeth was Read second time and handed to the committee on Elections The President took his seat Letter of application was Received from Mr T. Meshow Received its first Reading The President enquired from the Secratary if Mr Jones a member elect had been summond to attend this meeting. The Secratary Replyed that he did not conceive it his duty to summon him to this he had written to him and summond him to attend the last metting which was as much as the Rules specifyed in such case
  • Image 01
    Mr Bass Remarked that the Rules allowed a member Elect Two months to come forward and claim Right of membership he therefore considerd it the duty of the Secratary to summon him to two meetings as it would be otherwise out of the Knowledge of such persons when and where to attend Mr Edward Holloway said that he corroborated in opinion with Mr Bass Mr President said that according to Rule that Secratary had been negligent and therefore Fined him 25 cts The Secratary Read that portion of Rule Relating to members Elect, and Requiring the Secratary imideately after Election to notify him and summon him to attend that next meeting but said nothing of the second, he considered therefore that he had done his duty according to Rule which was all he had or ever will aim at, the opinion of members to the contrary notwithstanding The standing committee on Election handed in a Report of the Polls Mr John McBeth was elected a member by a magority of seven Votes (See Report Book) The Secratary Edwd P Wall said that he Regarded the Feelings of the members his duty as Secratary he considered binding but when the Society by the Violation of its established principles Elects a Bondman it is hard to fine the Secratary even if such a character were not summond to a meeting of Free Men. Mr Thompson claimed the Floor and demanded Proof of the Secratary Mr Chion wished to Know if it was not too late for such a question
  • Image 01
    to be Brought before the Society the Secratary turned the Rule book to satify Mr Chion when a hurried motion was made to adjourn which was put by the President and carried Aftter the adjorunment of the Society the Membered Reveived and Invitation to a supper which the President had Prepared in Joy for the Birth of his Son 3 Edward P. Wall Secratary F. M. S. Members Present Chion, Thorne, E. Wall, Cotton, J. Thompson, Moise, C., E., S. Holloway, Hayne, Woods, P., F., E. Wilkinson, Bass, Bentham, Saltus, Bampfield, Maine
  • Image 01
    November 8, 1841 A meeting of the aboved institution was convened on the afternoon of the above date at the house of President James W. Hayne. Prayer was performed by Mr Chion Proceedings of the last meeting was Read Bill of arrears and List of Absentees call'd Mr Jno McBeth a newly Elected member being present the Rules was Read to him of which he approved and signed, and paid his first installmen, and was Initiated a member of the Society. Letter of application from Mr Thos. Meshow Reveived its second Reading Moved by Mr. Bass that the society adjourn seocnd by Mr Bentham put and carried adjourned---- Members Present Hayne, E. Wall, Chion, Weston, J. McBeth, Bass, S. Holloway, Saltus, Bentham, E. Wilkinson
  • Image 01
    December 13, 1841 A meeting of the above Institution was convened on the afternoon of the 13th of December at the house of Mr Bentham The house was opened with Prayer by Vice President Bass Proceeding of the last meeting was Read. Bill of arrears and list of absentees was call, motion made by Charles Holloway and J Weston that the President by arraigned at our next meetinf for neglect of Bringing the Receipt Book of the Society and that the Secratary be also arraigned for not having the Report Book at the meeting and that he said business be made the special order of the meeting Report from the Standing Committee was recived Read and by motion of Messrs Bass and Rame accepted The Follwing Gentlemen came subsequent to the Elapse of Fifteen minits after the Bill of arrears was call'd: Jno. Weston, E. Cotton, S. D. Holloway. By motion of Saltus and Bass the house adjournd Members present were the following Hayne, Bass, Chion, Bentham, Weston, Saltus, C., S. Holloway, J. Thompson, F. Wilkinson, Rame, Cotton, Kirk
  • Image 01
    January 10, 1842 A meeting was convened at the Residence of Steward E Holloway The meeting was opened with Prayer by Pres Hayne Proceeding of last meeting read Bill of arrears and list of absentees call'd Mr Saltus obtained leave of absence Mr. McBeth Do A Letter of application for member was Received from Mr. H Moon and Received its first Reading Mr. Moise fined for taking the name of God in vain $1.00-- Mr. Charles Holloway moved that the Society go into an Election for applicant Thos. Meshow, the Secratary gave information that two thirds of the members were not Present. A conversation arose between the President Vice and Treasurer on the Validdity of Ballotting for applicants and was decided that a Letter must be Balloted for in the Imediate Presence of Two Thirds of the Members of the Society. Mr. C Holloway withdrew his previous motion, and moved that the committee be othorised to open the Polls for the Ballot, to be closed ten minutes Previous to the adjournment of the Society and if Two thirds of the members had been Present in that time to Report if not to null the votes taken and lay the Letter over to another meeting. Members Present Hayne, Bass, E. Wall, C., E., S., Holloway, Bentham, Cotton, Saltus, J. Thompson, Kirk, J. McBeth, Chion, F., E. Wilkinson, Moise
  • Image 01
    Second by Mr Bass Put and Carried Mr Charles Holloway fined 12 1/2 cts for absenting himself with leave. Mr. Charles Holloway brought up his motion to arraign the President for Neglect to Bring His Receipt Book to the meeting Mr Bass moved to lay the Business over to the next meeting Mr Edward Holloway invited the society to Participate in a supper which he had Prepared in consequence of his Recent Mariage The President on Part of the Society accepted the Invitation and the Society adjourned to supper. E. P. Wall sec F. M. S. January 17, 1842 A special meeting was convened at the house Steward E. Holloway on the afternoon of the above date open with pray by the President The President stated that He was informed that Mr Edward Wilkerson was sick and Requested Steward E Holloway to state his case which he did The President observed that it was necessary for the members to sit up with the sick members and yielding his Prerogative Permitted the members to draw lots for turns Mr Edwd Holloway said that the allowance made for the sick was very limitted and moved that $5.00 be appropriated to his wants The President Brought forward the 15 Rule which appropriated $1.50 weekly to each sick member This he protested to be his guide
  • Image 01
    and from it he had no othority to differ. Mr Bass Seconded Mr Holloways motion and in his argument to substanciate its Legallity mentioned the case of Mrs Gordon a widow and orfan who had no claims on the Society But being in distress the Society Extended a Donation to her of $10.00 the President assured the Gentlemen that he could not overstep the limits of the Rules. he gave the steward an order for the sum Specified in Rule Mr Saltus Retired without leave of abssence. The Society adjourned Jos Thompson Secry Pro tempore Members Present Hayne, Bass, E. Wall, Cotton, Chion, Thorne, F. Wilkinson, Bentham, Saltus, E., C. Holloway, J. Thompson, J. McBeth February 14, 1842 A meeting of the above Institution was convened this day at the house of Steward Edwd. Holloway The house was opened with Prayer by the President. Proceedings of the last Members Present Hayne, Bass, E. Wall, Cotton, C., E., S. Holloway, Chion, Thorne, F. Wilkinson, Bentham, Saltus, J. Thompson
  • Image 01
    meeting was Read and Bill of Arrears call Letter of application for membership from Mr H Moon Received second Reading. A Letter of application form Mr Francis Smith was Received And Passd its first Reading Mr Charles Holloway Received Leave of absence The President call up the unfinished business of Last meeting being a motion of Mr. Charlest Holloway to arraign the President for neglect to bring the Receipt Book of the Society to the meeting in December and the Secratary for not having the Report Book of the Society at the same meeting Mr F. L. Wilkerson came late, said he was out of town at the hour of meeting excused Mr Bass and S Holloway moved to fine the President for neglect to Bring the Receipt Book to the meeting in December. The President Declared the motion out of order and therefore Refused to Put it. Mr Philip Saltus came late some argument arose on the Presidents Refusing to Put the motion in which Messrs Bass C. Holloway S. Holloway, and E. Holloway took Part against the chair, when the Following motion was made by Messrs C Holloway and Bass ' We the society do conceive it to be the duty of the President Inferable from Rule to have the Receipt Book of the Society at her stated meetings and any deviation from the same is neglect of duty The President declared the motion out of order Mr Bass moved that the sence of the
  • Image 01
    house be taken on the Legallity of his motion Second by Mr S Holloway The President said it was out of order The Secratray was arrainged for not having the Report Book at the meeting in December the Secratary said that he had the original Reports at the meeting which he conceived would be necessary if Referance to the same was Required, Decided in his favour The Following members was defaulters according to thier turn by appointment of the President to sit up with Mr. E Wiklkerson a sick member nor sending a Substitute according to Rule Mr E Cotton Defaulter 2 nights for First no excuse fined $1.00 for Second plead Sickness excused by the President an argrument arose between the Vice, and Secratary, the former against the decision and the Latter to sustain it ' which was decided in Sickness being considered a sufficient Excuse Mr Jos. Thompson for one night Relieved by the Family excused Mr Chion one night Relieved by the family excused By motion of Messres Chion and Wall the house adjournd ' E. P Wall Secry F. M. S.
  • Image 01
    March 14. 1842 Meeting convened at the house of E. Holloway opened with Prayer by Vice Bass Proceedings of the last meeting read and Bill of arrears and List of absentees call'd Defaulters in sitting up with Mr. E Wilkerson were calld Mr McBeth for one night fined $1.00 ' Jno Weston ' ' ' 1.00 ' C. Henry Wood ' not Summond. Excused Mr Francis Smith letter of application Pass'd second Reading ordered to be Balloted for together with Messrs Meshow, and Moon Mr P Thorne came late fined 12 1/2 ' B Moise ' ' ' 12 1/2 Paid the standing Committee handed in the Third Quarter Report of the Treasury Certifiyed to be correct, see Report Book Acceptance moved by, Bass and Bentham, carried Standing committee on Elections Reported Messrs Meshow Moon & Smith duly Elected, members acceptance moved by Bass & Wall carried {See Report Book} Steward E. Holloway Reported Mr. E. Wilkerson in a state of convelescence, and no longer in need of the assistance of the Society Acceptance moved by C Holloway & F Wilkerson Carried Letter of application from Mr. Henry Hayward was Received and Read. Two of the Recommenders Messrs B. Moise and E. Cotton was Rejected being in arrears Messrs Saltus & F Wilkerson succeeded them. Passd Motion to adjourn was negitived Mr Butler came late fined 12 1/2 ' ' call as a defautor one night sitting up with E Wilkerson was sick excused. Motion to adjourn By Bass & C Holloway carried E. P. Wall Secratary
  • Image 01
    April 11, 1842 Convened at the Residence of Mr Francis L Wilkerson At half Past 4 O'Clock steward Edward Holloway Reported the absence of the President, Vice, P, and secratary, in consequence of which Mr Jos Thompson was called upon to open the meeting in its constituional form. Complied with moved by Edward Holloway Jos. Thompson that F. L. Wilkerson be call'd to the chair, & D. R. Butler act as secratary, carried Proceedings of last meeting was read Bill of arrears and list of absentees call'd a letter of application from Mr. R Cordes was Received. J. W. Hayne Bearer and F L Wilkerson & Thompson Recommenders, Passd first Reading Mr. S Holloway arrived late pleaded sickness excused Mr. Jos. Thompson abtained leave of absence. The Secratary arrived late and was fined, he entered upon the dubties of his office Submitted by D R Butler Secratry P. T. The Vice President arrived late was fined. Mr. F. L. Wilkerson, Chairman pro tem gave up the chair to him Mr. Moise arrived late, pleaded out of Town Mr Cotton ' ' Fined 121/2 (Members Present F., P., E. Wilkinson, Butler, J. Thompson, C., E., S. Holloway, Maine, Bentham, Hayne, Rame, Saltus, J. McBeth, E. Wall, Moise, Cotton, Bass)
  • Image 01
    Moved by Mr Ewd. Holloway and F Wilkerson that so much of the proceeding was Relates to the passing of Mr. Cordes letter be Reconsiderd the Bearer, Mr. J W Hayne, and one of the Recommenders Mr Jos. Thompson being indebt to the society $1.00 Motion put and carried, Messrs, and signed the letter and it was Read and pass'd E Wilkerson came late fined 12 1/2 J McBeth ' ' ' 12 1/2 Wm. Bentham ' ' ' 12 1/2 P Wilkerson ' ' ' 12 1/2 J W Hayne ' ' ' 12 1/2 P Salters ' ' ' 12 1/2 A Rame ' ' ' 12 1/2 The President J. W. Hayne, being about to enter upon the duties of his office, was officially inform'd by the Secratary that he was indebt to the society $1.00 In consequence of which the Rules debarred him from officiating untill the same was paid infull. Mr Hayne Refused saying that the Rule applyed to the mere members and could have no force upon the President, therefore he would pay but 50 cts, Therefore moved by Ewd. Holloway and Bass, that the sence of the house be taken, whether the Rule debarring members who [due?] $1.00 from, interfering in the Proceedings of the meetings, do act upon the President also, or not amendment to the motion by Bass and that the Rule on that subject be first Read. The matter was then discuss by forcible arguments Pro and con, by Messrs Bass E Holloway and Wall, for the action of the Rules, and by Mr. C Holloway, against it.
  • Image 01
    Committee on elections Reported Mr. H Hayward duly Elected a member, Report accepted. Messrs. H Moon, and F Smith newly Elected members came forward heard the Rules Read and subscribed to them, and was Initiated memebers of the Society. The motion calling for the sence of the house on the 9th Rule, was brought up, and being put the Report was a tie vote of 5 and 5. The President, decided by the casting Vote that the Rule acting the members of the Society had no allusion to the President The Steward E Holloway call for a Reconsideration of the Votes, alledging that the Vote of Mr. Chion, was not counted. Reconsideration granted, and being taken Resulted in 8 Votes for the action of the Rule against the President and 5 in the negative. By motion the house adgournd Wall Sec PS. On the motion calling for the sence of the house being offerd the President paid up in full saying that he did so, not that he was convinced that the Rule operated against him but for his own satisfaction The Society Received and accepted an Invitation to sup with Mr. F. L. Wilkerson offerd on the Birth of his
  • Image 01
    May 9, 1842 Society convened at the Residence of Steward Ewd. Holloway, at Forty minutes after Four O clock the house was opened with prayer by Mr. Jos G Thompson. The Secratary being absent Mr D R Butler was Requested to act, for the time being. Bill of arrears, Call'd. Letters of application for membership was Received from Messrs, Wm. R. Mitchel and Wm R Osborne, Pass'd first Reading Mr. Francis Maine arrived late fined 12 1/2 ' Paul Wilkerson ' ' fined 12 1/2 ' Jno. McBeth ' ' ' 12 1/2 ' Wm Bentham ' ' Excused ' S D Holloway ' ' Pleaded not summon ' P L Wilkerson ' ' fined 12 1/2 ' Thos. Chion ' ' ' 12 1/2 ' Ewd P. Wall ' ' ' 12 1/2 The Secratary having arrived Mr. D R Butler gave him his seat. {Mishow heard Rules Read} Proceedings of the last meeting Read. The Presidnet Protested against a part of the Record stating that he did not Refuse to pay more than 50 cts. The Secratary certifyed that the Record was correct. Messrs. Bass and Ewd Holloway also testifyed to the correctness of the Record. Mr Charles Holloway Claimed the floor and made a few Remarks on the Subject, in support of the course of the President Heyward heard the Rules Read Steward Edward Holloway Reported Messrs E Wilkerson and McBeth, as having left the Premises Mr. F L Wilkerson from the committee of Elections handed in a Report of the Election of Mr. R Cordes by motion of Bass and P Wilkerson the Report was accepted Mr. H. Wood arrived late fined 12 1/2 Thos N Kirk " " " 12 1/2
  • Image 01
    Vice J G Bass call'd the attention of the meeting to the near approach of the annual day and moved that provisions be made for its celebration and that a committee of three be appointed to assist the steward, second by P. Wilkerson. The Steward said that if the address was delivered private he would withdrawn. The President Requested the Orator Mr Butler to State whethe he prefered to diliver the address be delivered Publick. Put and carried, moved by S. Holloway that a committee of 3 be appointed to make arragements for the delivery of the address Put and carried. A Reconsideration of the motion was moved by Charles Holloway, Carried. Mr. Charles Holloway Proposed in amendment of the motion that the Committee be further instructed to Render assistance to the Stewards if necessary- Put and Carried Moved by the Secratary that the chaplain of the day, be invited by the Soicety to dine and also Mr. R Holloway Senr being the oldest member of Society, in Charleston and who has been a Regular guest of the Society Put and Carried. By motion the house adjourn. E. P. Wall Secry P. S. Messrs. T Meshow and H Hayward members Elect came forward heard the Rules Read signed, the same and paid their first installment (Members Present Hayne, Bass, E. Wall, Chion, F., E., P. Wilkinson, C., E., S. Holloway, Butler, Saltus, [J.] Thompson, Moise, Bentham, J. McBeth, Moon, [T?] Mishow, Kirk, Heyward, Woods)
  • Image 01
    June 13, 1842 The Annual meeting of the Friendly moralist Society convened on the above date at the school Room Bufain street, at half past 10 O'Clock the house was opened with Prayer by Pres. Hayne proceedings of last meeting was call'd Letters of application for membership from Messrs. Mitchel and Osborne committee on the Treasury Department Recieved and Read, Acceptance Moved by Wall & Bentham put and carried P Saltus arrived late fined 12 1/2 A Rame " " " 12 1/2 Jno Weston " " "12 1/2 H Moon" " Excused Mr R Cordes Member Elect not being able to attend the meeting sent his first Installment $3.00 Which the President Received- The Stewards annual Report- was Received, & Read. Mr Chas. H Holloway made an Elaborate address on the efficiency of the Report and moved its acceptance second by Mr B V Moise Put and carried P M Thorne arrived late according to stewards Report Mr Cotton was arraigned for not giving 5 days notice to the Stewards of his intention not to dine Mr Cotton said that he did (Members Present Hayne, Bass, E. Wall, Maine, J. McBeth, C., S., E. Holloway, J. Thompson, Bentham, Butler, Chion, T. Mishow, Cotton, Moise, F., P., E. Wilkinson, Heyward, Smith, Woods, Saltus, Rame, Weston, Thorne, Moon)
  • Image 01
    give a fortnight notice to the Senior Steward Mr E Holloway. The Senior steward call on Mr Butler as an Evidence that Mr Cotton did intend to dine Mr Butler said that about a fortnight ago Mr Cotton told him that he expected to dine and have a Guest. Mr Cotton admitted having s[p]oken to mr Butler on the subject but said he gave notice to the Steward that he did not intend to dine. Mr Chs. Holloway moved that Mr E Cotton be exonorated from the charge and stated that the Steward may not sustain any loss he would dine himself second by Mr Bass, put and carried, being 12 O'Clock the meeting suspend business to hear the address and Take Refreshments, at half past 12 O'Clock the Society moved in Procession to School Room of Mr J. G. Bass, Which was graced with an assemblage of Ladies and Strangers *not members of the Society Where a Chaste and Dignifyed address was deliverd by Mr Daniel R Butler, the orator of the day after which the Society Resumed cession Steward E Holloway Reported Messrs E Wilkerson and Jno McBeth for distributing the Refreshments of the Society to Strangers some altercation arose between the Steward and Mr E Wilkerson whereupon the President ordered a fine of 25 cts to be attached to Mr E Wilkerson a/c Mr Hayward call'd for not giving timely notice to the Steward of his intention not to dine which he acknowledge, Mr E Wilkerson calld for not giving timely notice said he gave notice to Mr Wood, who said that Mr WIlkerson gave him
  • Image 01
    notice that he would dine and have five guests The Steward Bill for Room hire and lights Passed for payment The Secratary handed in his Bill for stationary for the Past Year, at 21 cts per month $2 52. Mr Charles H Holloway said the charge for stationary was extravagant, and moved that the Bill be Returned, second by Mr Bentham put and lost Moved by Mr Bass and Chas. Holloway that the Bill be laid by untill otherwise desposed of carried Mr J. G. Bass Presented the Society with a Picture, Representing a Widow and Two orphans and Designated charity. Moved by Mr F Smith that the same be accepted with the Thanks of the Society to the donor, second by Mr Chas. H Holloway carried The Standing committee handed in a Report of the Election of Messrs. Mitchel and Osborne acceptance moved by Bass and Bentham carried. The Secratary handed in his Bill for Past years Service $5.00 Pass for payment,- The President directed the Standing committee to open the Polls for the Election of officers for the ensuing year. The Committe Reported the following Officers Elected President J. W. Hayne, (accepted) Vice J. G. Bass (accepted) Secratary E. P. Wall (accepted) Treasurer C. H. Holloway (accepted) Orator E. P. Wall declined Serving for the following Reasons, first because he is opposed to having addresses before the Society believing the same to be dangerous to the ease and security of the Society secondly because he had opposed that portion or Rule both in Publick and private, and lastly because he was not a candidate for the office Stewards J. G. Thompson (accepted) B V Moise absent
  • Image 01
    Standing Committee F. L. Wilkerson S D Holloway, Thos. Chion, F. Smith Wm. Bentham Motion for adjournment moved by Messrs. Bass and Thompson carried, at half Past 4 oclock The Society with many Guests sat to a sumptuous Feast Prepared by Steward E Holloway and H Wood, at the Residence of Steward E. Holloway. After the Removal of the [cloth?] with the Interchange of Regular and Volunteer Toasts the company enjoyed the Feast of Reason and the Flow of Soul Edward P Wall Secry July 8, 1842 An Extra cession of the Friendly Moralist Society was convened at the Residence of Mr. E. Holloway on the above date, persuant to Rule the President Requested the Vice to open the meeting with prayer the same being acceeded to he declaired the house formed at 5 1/4 OClock The Secratary being absent, Chas. H. Holloway was Requested to act in said Capacity he consented so to act. The President proceeded to state the object of the Present call to wit, that he (the President) was officially call'd on by Steward Thompson and Requested to call the Present meeting to devise measures for the aid of our afflicted Fellow member Mr Philip Saltus. The steward being present was Requested to Report on the case, steward Thompson then arose and in substance tendered the Following Report
  • Image 01
    Verbally That Having heard of the affliction of our Fellow Member designated above he call'd on him and he had a Practical demonstation of his necessity from some one to sit up with him, and he would Recommend also that the Rule Relative to Pecuniary aid be acted out in his case. On Motion of the Vice President Bass and C. H. Holloway the Foregoing Report was accepted. The President then Ceeded his Prerogative of appointing and Requested the members to draw lots for their Respected turns to sit up and the steward was Requested to draw for the absent members, the Turns being thus arranged The President gave it His offical sanction, after which he gave the Steward an order for one Weeks stipend for the afflicted, at this stage of Business on motion of Vice President Bass and steward Thompson the meeting adjourned Sine Die The above is submited as a True minute of the Proceedings by Chas. H Holloway Sec Pro tem (Members Present Hayne, Bass, J. Thompson, C., S., E. Holloway, Rame, Weston, F. Wilkinson, T. Mishow, Bentham, Butler, Moon)
  • Image 01
    July 11, 1842 A monthly meeting of the above institution was convened on the above date at the Residence of E Holloway. Prayer was performed by President J W Hayne Proceedings of the last monthly meeting was Read Bill of arrears was call'd at 4 1/2 OClock Proceedings of an Extra meeting held on the 8th of July (inst) was Read List of absentees for said Extra meeting call'd Mr Paul Wilkerson call for being absent on the 8th of July said he did not Receive his summons till 8 o'Clock that Evening it having been left at his Residence during his absence The President call for the sence of the house on the legallity of the Excuse was interrupted by Vice Bass who arose and stated that the subject could not be entertained by the house. The Rules was Explicit on the subject, he is a constitution man and go for the Rules the whole of the Rules and nothing but the Rules. The Gentlemen in Question was summond in as much as his summon was left at his house. The Rule Provides that Every summond member not in attendance at meetings shall be fined. Excuses for non attendance is defined in Rule. He therefore conceived the Gentleman finable by Rule. Mr John Weston came late fined 12 1/2 " Francis Smith" " "12 " S D Holloway " " "12 1/2 " T. N. Kirk" " " "Excused "C H Wood " " "12 1/2 "D R Butler " " " Excused
  • Image 01
    Mr Thompson in Reply to Mr Bas stated that he could not conceive a member to be summond untill he Receive his summon. The Secratary has done his duty in leaving the summon at the member house. That however does not infer that the member is literally summond he beleves the Rules intend fines for members who are Positiviely and literally summond such as have Received their summon in time to attend at the house summond The Gentleman did not Receive or see him summon in such time consequently was not summond The Presidents ordered Mr Wilkerson to be fined for non-attendance Mr Osborne a member Elect being Present the Rules was Read to him which he signed and paid his first Installment The Secratarys Bill for stationary laid over at the last meeting was brought up. Mr Bass obtained leave of absense Mr Butler moved that the sence of the house be taken whether the Bill be Paid second by Mr Smith Put and lost. Moved by C Holloway and Paul Wilkerson that the Bill be Refered to a special committee of Three, to Report on the same Put and carried. The President appointed Messrs C. H. Holloway Paul Wilkerson and D Butler committee who Retired. Mr Bass's letter of Resignation of the office of Vice President was Received and Read Mr S. D. Holloway and Henry F Moon moved that the Resignation of the Vice President be accepted. The President Refused to Put the Motion stating as his
  • Image 01
    Reason for so acting that the Rules Required the service of one year, and makes no other Provision for Resignation, than what many be adduced from the Rule Requiring a payment of one dollar, by any officer Refusing to serve in an office to which is Elected The committee of Three handed in a Report on the Secratarys Bill curtailing the amount to $1.50 which they Recommended to be paid Report was put and accepted. Mr F Wilkerson came late fined 12 1/2 "W Bentham " " "12 1/2 " "A Rame" " " "12 1/2 "E Wilkerson " " "12 1/2" "h Hayward " " "12 1/2 Moved by S D Holloway that the sence of the house be Taken on the legallity of his Previous motion. The President declared the motion out of order. Mr. Charleston H. Holloway made some Remarks on the legallity of the motion to accept the Resignation of the Vice President he was proud he said to see that the president could not esily be moved from the stand which he took and nothing but sound Resoning could move him and as it is sometimes necessary to Refer to the Proceeding of other institutions in order to avoid what has been to them a stumbling Block, he will bring to the notice of the society part of the Proceeding of a late meting of the Brown Fellowship Society. The President of that Body offered his Resignation which the society granted providing he would consent to pay a fine of one dollar agreeable to Rule, as Regards members Refusing
  • Image 01
    to serve in an office. The President said that he was glad that the Gentleman mentioned the case in the Brown Fellowship, though Intended to weaken his opinion of correctness in the course he has taken in Regard to the case under discussion it only tended the more to strengthten it, for it is plain by the Gentleman statement that the Brown fellowship society entertained the same opinion of Rule which I do for I have decided that the Vice is free to claim a privelage on payment of one dollar which he could not otherwise, having accepted of the office Moved by Mr Butler that the sence of the house be taken whether the letter of Mr Bass is legal or not second by Mr Thompson Messrs. S Holloway E Wilkerson and H Moon obtained leave of absense.-The President called up the previous motion stating that he was not altered in his opinion of the Rule on the contrary all that has been said on the subject convinced him the more that his is correct. However, as the members is desirous to try the Question he will be the motion of Messrs S Holloway and Moon. Mr Wall gave notice that he would Vote against the motion not that he considered it illegal but because he would have the Vice serve out his term The motion was put and carried 7 to 3 adjourn (Members Present Hayne, Bass, E. Wall, J. Thompson, Moon, Weston, E., C., S. Holloway, E., F., P. Wilkinson, Chion, Smith, Kirk, Woods, Butler, Bentham, Rame, Heyward)
  • Image 01
    September 12, 1842 A monthly meeting was held at the Residence of Mr. E Holloway Boundary Street. The President not being present on motion of Mr C. H. Holloway Mr. Thos. Chion was call'd to the chair and Mr. D. R. [Butler] act as Secratary The house was opened with Prayer by The Presiding officer. Proceedings of the Last meeting was Read and Bill of arrears call'd Mr. Edward Richards letter of application was call up and Read Two thirds of the member not being present it was [laid?] over Mr Jams M Bland letter of application was presented and Read the {word bearer Effected by Secratary E P Wall under the othority of President Jas W Hayne} Recommenders of the letter not being allowed boice or action in the society according to Rule the President declared the letter unconstitutionally Recommended Mr. B. V. moise moved that the letter be Returned seconded by Mr. Wood Put and Carried. Mr. E Holloway came late gave no excuse, on motion of Mr Moon the house adjourn. D. R. Butler Secy Protem (Members Present Chion, Butler, C., E. Holloway, Weston, J. Thompson, Moise, Woods, Moon)
  • Image 01
    October 10, 1842 A monthly meeting was held at the Residence of Mr E Holloway. the President and Secratary being absent, Mr. Edward Holloway was call'd to the chair and Mr C. H. Holloway Requested to act as Secratary The house was opened with prayer by the acting Secratary. Proceedings of the last meeting Read The Secratary having arrived the Secry Pro tem gave him his seat. Bill of arrears and list of absentees call'd. Messrs P Sal[l]tus, S D Holloway and Bass obtained leave of absence. Steward J. G. Thompson Refunded $1.50 drawn from the Treasury, as one week stiped for Mr Philip Sa[l]tus a sick Member and Reported that the said Gentleman Refused to Receive it not being in need of any Pecuneary aid, and also that the said member was Recovered from his Illness Mr Thompson obtained leave of absence. Mr Thos. Chion attended late was fined 12 1/2 cts Mr Chion Remarked on the severety of the Rule and Claimed the sympathy of the members by moving that he be excused from the payment of the Fine. The motion ws declaired by the chair to be out of order having a tendancy to alter the Rule (Members Present E., C., S. Holloway, P., F. Wilkinson, E. Wall, Maine, Saltus, J. Thompson, Bass, Chion, T. Mishow, Heyward, Bentham, Hayne, Osborne, Moise)
  • Image 01
    Mr P Wilkerson obtained leave of absence Mr Meshow attended late fined 12 1/2 " Hayward atteneded late fined 12 1/2 " Bentham " " " 12 1/2 Mr F. L. Wilkerson from the standing commmittee handed in a Qurter Report of the Treasurer, Certifyed to be correct, by the Committee, which was Read, and on motion of E. P. Wall and H Moon accepted. Moved by E P Wall and H Moon that the orders accompanying the Report be destroyed, carried J. W. Hayne attended late fined 12 1/2 cts The President having arrived the President Pro' tem gave him the cair Mr Bentham obtained leave of absence Mr Wm. R Osborne arrived late fined 12 1/2 The President ordered an Election for Vice Pre to fill the vacancy occasioned by the Resignation of Mr. Bass. Mr B. V. Moise Elected steward on the annual day (and not present) was Qualifyed. Mr B. V. Moise obtained leave of absence. The Standing committee Reported Mr Chion unanimously Elected Vice President. Report accepted and Mr. Chion Qulifyed. Moved by Mr E. P Wall and H Moon that the meeting stand adjourned over Monday Evening the 24th inst at 6 OClock, to enable the members elect to pay thire installments due at this meeting put and unanimously aggree'd to, E. P. Wall Secratary
  • Image 01
    October 24, 1842 The adjourned meeting of the Friendly Moralist Society (aggreeably to motion of Messrs Moon and Wall) was held at the usual place on Monday Evening the 24th of Octr 1842. At 7 OClock Steward Thompson announced the absence of the President Vice do. Secretary & Treasurer. And Moved seconded by E Holloway that Mr. Job Gardner Bass be called to the Chair put & unanimously carried. in accordance with which motion Mr. Bass took the Chair formed the House & appointed Edward Holloway Secretary Pro tempore. The polls were then opened for the balloting of Mr Edward Richards Letter of application for Membership. Mr. Francis Wilkerson Chairman of the Committtee on Elections reported the absence of all of his sub[alterns?] & requested their vacancies to be filled. The Chairman of the meeting appointed Messrs Moon & Rame to supply said vacancy. Mr Edwd. Wilkinson being absent July 8th (pleaded not summoned). Mr. Edwd Wilkinson Absent Sept 12th (Out of Town) Mr. Osborne do do (sick) Mr C H Wood do do (sick) A E Rame do do (sick) Mr C H Wood do April 11 (fined) The following Members obtained leave of Absence (at 8 OClock), Thomson Moise Saltus Kirk, Mishow & Wood. A Letter of Application for membership was received from Mr [Florian] H Long bearer Mr. Job G Bass. Recommenders (E Holloway & Thompson) which Letter past its first reading. Mr. Rame gave notice
  • Image 01
    of Mr. Jno Macbeth being in the Country and returned the summons of the Sec to him [from?] time-to time. Mr. Francis Wilkinson from the Committee of Elections reported the polls to have been consittutionally opened and closed but without effecting the purpose intended two thirds of the membership not being present on Motion of Messrs Rame & Moon the meeting adjourned (at 8 1/2 OClock) Respectfully Submitted by Edwd Holloway Sec Pro Tempore (Members Present Bass, Kirk, Moon, E., F. Wilkinson, Rame, Heyward, C., S. Holloway, T. Mishow, Woods, Osborne, Saltus, J. Thompson, Moise)
  • Image 01
    November 14, 1842 A monthly meeting of the above Society was convened on the above date at the school Room No. Bufain street at 10 minutes after 4 O'Clock. The Secratary declared a Quorumm Present and that the house was formed. Mr. Edward Holloway was Requested to Perform Prayer. he complyed Mr. Edward Holloway call'd to the Chair, the President and Vice President being absent, Proceedings of the last meeting Read and Bill of arrears call'd List of absentees call'd Mr. Butler for non attendance at adjourn meeting Plead that he did not Receive his summon, was told of the meeting went to the house before the cession of the Society and went away, and did not Return fined by the Chairman, as Prescribed for non attendance, his summon being left at his house by the Secratary Letter of application form Mr. F Long passd second Reading. Chairman ordered the Polls to be opened for the Balloting of Messrs Richards and Long Letters Mr. C Holloway arrived late fined 12 1/2 The Secratary Reported that he had informed Mr. Wm R Mitchel member Elect of his Election and invited him to attend the meetings of the society that Mr. Mitchel did not attend the meeting Required by Rule in consequence of being sick at one time and out of town at another, and that he is now out of town
  • Image 01
    Mr. J W Hayne arrived late fined 12 1/2 " P Saltus " " " 12 1/2 The President having arrived Mr. Ewd Holloway gave him the Chair and Reported Progress to him. Mr. Chion arrived late fined 12 1/2 Mr. F. L. Wilkerson from the Committee on Elections Reported that the Polls was opened ' but two thirds of the members not having been at the meeting was closed without effecting an Election. By Motion of S D Holloway the house adjourn Edward P Wall Secretary (Members Present Butler, Weston, F., E. Wilkinson, Moise, Bass, Hayne, Saltus, Moon, E., S., C. Holloway, Heyward, J. Thompson, E. Wall, Chion)
  • Image 01
    January 9, 1843 A monthly meeting of the above named Society was convened on the above date House was opened with Prayer by Vice President Pro tem Bass. Proceedings of last meeting Read and Bill of arrears call'd at 17 min past 4 O'Clock, by Steward Thompson who acted as Secratary The Vice having arrived Mr Bass gaveh im the chair the President arrived late fined 12 1/2 F. L. Wilkerson " " " 12 1/2 The steward Reported Mr E Holloway Very sick and claimed the attention of the Society in behalf of said sick member, which was afforded with usual Promptitude on such occasions Treasures Report Received Read and unanimously adopted cash in hand as Per Report of this date $313. 06 1/4 cts By motion of Bass and Chion the house adjourn J. G. Thompson Sec Pro tem (Members Present Bass, J. Thompson, Moon Bentham, Heyward, S., C. Holloway, Chion, Hayne, F. Wilkinson)
  • Image 01
    February 13, 1843 Convened at the above date at the residence of Mr. Edwd. Holloway Bondary St. The house was opened in its usual form. The Treasurer addressed a (throne) of grace. The Sec being absent the Presdt. requested Mr. J G. Thompson to act in his stead. The proceedings of the former meeting was read and the bill of Arrears called, at 1/4 past 5 OClock. The Presdt brought up the case of Mr. Thos. N Kirk before the house for permitting the time allowed him by Rule of the Society to pass unimproved he stated that on account of sickness and the hardness of the times he could not help it. . . Mr. P Thorn absent from Meeting July 8th ""43 not summoned do do July 11th " Fined do do Septr 12th do do do Octr 10th do do do Octr 24th out of Town do do Janry 9""43 Sick Mr. C H Wood do Nov 14 ""42 fined do do Janry 9h Sick A letter was received from Mr. F Long requesting that his letter of application be withdrawn for the present until a more convenient season. Messrs Moise E Holloway & P Wilkinson came late Messrs Moise & E Holloway fined. Mr. P Wilkinson being out of town at the house of Meeting excused. Mr. S D Holloway obtained leave of absence for a time. Mr. Edwd Holloway disputed the arrearages charged against him when sick in Janry. orderd by the Chair to be altered. The Presdt. disputed the fine charged against him in Dec Mr. S D Holloway Returned & obtained leave of
  • Image 01
    absence for the Evening. Mr. Thorne also obtain'd leave of absence. Mr. Osborne arrived late no excuse fined. calle'd to an account for being absent from a meeting held Novr 14th not certain whether he was summoned or not, fined. Absent from meeting held Janry 9th sick. Messrs. E Holloway & B V Moise moved that the petition of Mr. Long be granted unanimously carried. The Presd having paid over the monies collected at the meeting to the Treasurer and not enough members being present to transact the rest of the business of Society it was moved by Messrs Chion and Thompson that we do adjourn to convene on the last Monday in the month at candle light all of which is faithfully submitted by J G. Thompson Acting Sec. Amount Collected $10. 62 1/2 J G T (Members Present Bass, J. Thompson, Moon Bentham, Heyward, S., C. Holloway, Chion, Hayne, F. Wilkinson)
  • Image 01
    February 27, 1843 An adjourned Convention of the Friendly Moralist Society was held at the usual place on the Evening of the 27th Febry. 1843 at 7 OClock Presdt Hayne called to order and stated that the regular meeting was adjourn d to this Evening for the purpose of affording the newly elected Members whose initial fee were to have heen paid at said general meeting a futher opportunity of liquidating the same and called on those present to embrace the present opportunity or for neglect. The Rules of the Body would operate in debarring them of all right to their election. upon which Messrs. thomas Mishow Francis Smith (by Proxy) & Henry Heyward (by proxy) met the demads of Society against them, for the foregoing month. Mr. Francis Smith's initial fee was paid infull thereby constitution him a legal member of the Friendly Moralist Society entitled to all the right & priviledges of said Institution agreeable to Rule. Mr. Edwd. G Cotton absent from Meeting held 8th July""43 Wife sick do do 11 do do do do 12th Septr. Fined do do 10th Octr. Sick do do 24th Octr. not summon'd do do 14th Novr. Fined do do 9th Janry. Fined do do 13th Febry. Fined Mr. Mishow do 14th Novr. Fined do do 9th Janry Fined do do 13th Febry Sick Mr. Philip Saltus do do out of Town Mr. J. G. Bass do do Wife Sick
  • Image 01
    The Presdt ordered the Polls to be opend for the balloting of Mr. Edwd Richards Letters of application for membership. The Standing Committee accordingly opened the polls for said purpose. (There being sixteen members of the Body present constituting more than two thirds of the City Members. Messrs E Holloway & Moon moved that they do constitute a legal number of members for said election.) agreeably to the tenor of the latter clause of Rule the 8th which Reads as follows. "All members who may leave the City for a time after his return should he pay up his arrears for the time being he shall be reinstated to his former rights of Membership." which motion the Presdt agree'd to be out of order. Considerable debate arose relative to the position the Country Members sustain'd to the Society and whether or not agreeably to the tenor of the above Rule they could be counted in the number when two thirds of the members were required for an Election. etc, (Messrs E Holloway J G Bass B V Moise and Henry Moon arguing that agreeably to their construction of the above quoted Rule the Country Members could not be counted as above stated thereby retarding the business of the Body and frustrating all efforts which may be made for the election of applicant & passing of resolutions etc etc further should the Country members be counted in Election appropriations etc there would be a misapplication of the word Reinstated as used in the above Rule.) Presdt Hayne took the opposite
  • Image 01
    view of the case and argued the ill effect which wuld be produced by the former construction of the 8th Rule arguing in the first place its unreasonableness in debarring members their Right simply on acct. of their going into the Country and secondly would be a frustration of the design of the Rules in having two thirds of the entire membership present at time of Elections etc Messrs E Holloway & B V Moise moved that the question under consideration be decided by the membership agreeably to the first clause of Rule 132 . which reads thurs. "All motions Questions [etc?] as may be reported or presented to the Society shall be decided by a Majority of Votes Yeas, hands, or Nays and should there be an equal division it shall be a duty of the President to give the casting Vote as laid down in his department." Which motion Presdt. Hayne refused to submit to the decision of the members agreeably to that injunction laid down in the foregoing Rule. E Holloway the mover of the foregoing Motions denounced the Presdt. as being arbitrary in his enactin-out tyrannical in his administrations, a usurper of power, and thereby richly deserving the impeachment due to such unwarrantable demeanor. There being not one Rule in the code of Rules by Which the Friendly Moralist is justly governed that gives the Presdt. any other decision than the
  • Image 01
    casting vote. At this stage of the business several ineffectual motions were made for adjournment it being 9 O'Clock the members left the place of Meeting Respectfully Submitted by Edwd Holloway Sec. Protem Amount Collected $11. 60/00 (Members Present Hayne, Moon, S., C., E. Holloway, Moise, Woods, T. Mishow, Thorne, Osborne, Saltus, Cotton, P., F. Wilkinson, J. Thompson, Bass) March 13, 1843 The Third Quarterly Convention of the Friendly Moralist Society was held at Mr. Job G Bass's Canonsborough on Monday the 13th of March 1843 at 4 O'Clock P. M. The Sec Protem. announced the absence of the President and Vice and moved that Mr. Francis Wilkinson be called to the Chair. Seconded by Mr. J G Bass and unanimously concurred in. Mr. F. L. Wilkinson acceded to the call of the body and appointed Mr. Job G Bass to invoke Heaven's blessing on the deliberations of the afternoon. Mr. Bass aquiesced
  • Image 01
    in the appointment, and in his wonted glow of fervent eloquence perform'd the task assigned him. After which the Proceedings of the proceeding meeting were read. The arrearages was computated at 5 minutes past 5 OClock. messrs Philip Saltus and Chas Holloway arrived 25 minutes after the calling of the bill of arrears rendered as their excuse for attendance their not finding the place of meeting up to that time. which excuse was on motion of the Sec. & Mr. B V Moise submitted to the house and unanimously concurred in. A Letter was received from Mr. Edward Richards soliciting a withdrawal of his letter of application to the body on Motion of Messrs C H Holloway & B V Moise unanimously granted. The Presdt. arrived at 20 min past 6 OClock fined for late attendance (12 1/2 cts). Mr. Thomas Mishow, Do . . . Mr. F L Wilkinson Chairman gave the Chair to the Presdt upon his arrival. Messrs Philip Saltus, S D Holloway & H. Heyward obtain'd leave of absence. The Presdt. called for the third Quarter's Report of the Standing Committee. The Chairman of said committee beged indulgence untill the next meeting. Granted. Mr. Osborne arrived late fined 12 1/2 cts. Messrs Saltus, Heyward & S D Holloway return'd Mr. Heyward absent from meeting Febry 13th ' sick do do Febry 24th Fined 12 1/2 On Motion of Messrs Bass and Saltus, The Society adjourn'd at 7 OClock to participate in a Festivity provided by Job G Bass Esqr
  • Image 01
    upon the birth of a daughter agreeably to the custom of the society. Said Treat were agreeably enjoyed and profusely provided. After an interchange of agreeable sentiment the Society adjourn'd at 8 1/2 OClock. Long May the worthy host & hostess live to enjoy unnumbered Comfort happiness & pleasure, emanating from the good deeds and actions of their infant daughter, whose recent birth gave zest to the occasion, and our wishes for her continued health, we leave on the records of the Friendly Moralist Society. Respectfully submitted by Edwd. Holloway Acting Sec F. M. S. (Members Present Hayne, Moise, Woods, J. Thompson, Moon, Heyward, S., C., E. Holloway, Saltus, T. Mishow, F. Wilkinson, Bass, Osborne)
  • Image 01
    April 10, 1843 A Regular Monthly meeting of the Friendly Moralist Society was held at the residence of E. Holloway Boundary St on the Afternoon of the above date at 4 OClock. President Hayne call'd to order and appointed Mr. J G Thompson to perform the constitutional devotions of the Body which was complied with. The Proceedings were read and the bill of arrears called. Mr. E Wilkinson absent from meeting, 13th of Febry Out of Town do do 27th do do do do 13th March do Mr. Jno McBeth do 13th Febry not summd do do 27 do do do do 13th March Sick Mr. Francis Smith do 12th Septr. Fined do do 10th Octr. Sick do do 24th do Sick do do 14th Novr. Fined do do 9th Janry Sick do do 13th Febry Fined 12 1/2 do do 27th do not Summd do do 13th March Fined Mr Wm Bentham do 14th Novr. Fined do do 13th Febry Out of Town do do 27th do do do do 13th March do Mr Thos Chion do 13th March Fined Messr J G Thompson & John McBeth Obtain'd leave of absence. Mr Francis Smith announced to the Body the sickness of our Brother Member Mr. Thos. Mishow. The Sec also submitted a note received from said sick member informing
  • Image 01
    him of his inability through sickness to attend the meeting. Mr. Job G Bass moved that Mr. Mishow be tendered the weekly stipend allowed by the Body to sick members and that the Stewards be instructed to ascertain if the services of the membership is required to sit up with him. Sec Holloway objected to the former clause of the motion from the consideration of Mr. Mishow not having paid his initial fee infull. considerable debate here arose relative to the claim of members not having paid up their initial fee. Sec Holloway & Mr J G Bass moved that the sense of house be taken whether or not members before their initial fee is paid infull is entitled to the Rights priviledges & benefit of the Society. . . it was decided that no member who have not paid up their initial fee infull is entitled to the ammunities of the Body. The Quarterly Report of the Standing Committee was accepted (For a Copy of Which see Report Book). Mr. Job G Bass and the Sec moved that the society stand adjourned to Monday 24th inst. at 7 1/2 OClock P. M. in order to afford the Committee on Rules an opportunity to Report before the next General meeting. Motion passed, & meeting adjourned. Respectfull submitted by Edwd. Holloway Acting Sec. F M Society (Members Present Hayne, Bass, J. Thompson, Bentham, Woods, C., S. Holloway, F., E. Wilkinson, J. McBeth, Smith, Weston, Chion)
  • Image 01
    May 8, 1843 A Regular Monthly session of the Friendly Moralist Society was held on the Afternoon of the above date at the usual place & hour. The session was opened with prayer by the Presdt the Proceddings were read & the bill of arrears called. Mr. D Butler Absent from Meeting 9th Janry 1843 Out of Town do do do do 13th Febry do do do do do 27th do do do do do do 13th March do do do do do 10th April Afflication of Family Mr. Francis Maine do do 9th Janry out of Town do do do do do 13th Febry do do do do 27th Febry do do do do 13th March do do do do 10th April do Mr. Edwd P Wall do 9th Janry do do do do 13th Febry do do do do 27th do do do do do 13th March do do do do 10th April do Mr. P M Thorn do 13th March Fined do do do 10th April Sick
  • Image 01
    Mr. Tho. Chion Absent from Meeting 13th Febry Fined Mr. P Saltus do 10th April Out of Town Mr. Henry Moon do do sick Mr. Henry Heyward do do do The Presdt called the Attention of the house to the near approach of the Annual day & directed the Sec to read Rule 3rd as applying to said purpose. On motion of Messrs Bass & F Wilkinson the members were assessed fifty ct each to be placed in the hands of the Stewards to furnish a snack for said annual day. On Motion of Messrs J. G. Thompson and Bass the meeting adjourned a 7 OClock Respectfully Submitted by Edwd. Holloway Sec Protem F. M. Society (Members Present Hayne, E. Wall, S., C., E. Holloway, Moon, F. Wilkinson, Maine, Bass, Saltus, Thorne, Butler, Chion, J. McBeth, Heyward, Thompson, Bentham, Smith)
  • Image 01
    May 19, 1843 An Extra Meeting of the Friendly Moralist Society was held on Friday Evening the 19th of May 1843 at the usual place at 8 OClock. Prayer by Vice Presdt Chion who form'd the house. Sec Holloway Reported that the President order'd him to summon the members to the present meeting for the purpose of taking into consideration the cases of Messrs Francis Smith & Henry Moon sick Members as per Steward Thompson's Report to him, and moved seconded by Mr. Wm. Bentham that the Society forthwith Proceed to taken measures for relief of the Afflicted Members. Mr. Chas. Holloway objected to the legality of the Motion. Stating that the Rules only countenanced Report in such cases personally from the Steward and argued the unreasonbleness of any other measures in the premises, and called for the reading of the Rule in the above case provided being Rule 15th as follows. "Should sickness afflict any of the Members of this Society it shall be the duty of the Steward immediately as apprized of it to call and see the Afflicted enquire into circumstances and then call on the President for a meeting who shall order a meeting immediately and take into consideration the case of the Afflicated." (Members Present Chion, Bass, Saltus, Thorne, F.Wilkinson, Bentham, Woods, T. Mishow, Maine, C., E. Holloway, E. Wall, Moise, Heyward)
  • Image 01
    Mr Francis Wilkinson stated that he saw nothing in the foregoing cited Rule to prevent the Society's action in this cases the Steward having in a measure fulfilled his functions, and called up the previous Motion which was put to the house and carried. 9 voting in favour & 1 against it Mr. Job G. Bass stated that he voted in favour of the motion not on ground of its legality but in consideration of its expediency. Presdt. Hayne arrived at nine OClock, the Vice Presdt. gave him the Chair and reported progress. The Presdt. gave information that Mr. Francis Smith needed the services of the Membership in sitting up with him, and proceeded to draft the members for said purpose. (Members in arrears and Written to were not drafted) He also gave Steward Moise an order on the Treasurer for one wk's Stipend of each of the afflicted Members. on Motion of Messrs F L Wilkinson & F Maine the Society adjourn'd at 9 3/4 OClock. Respectfully submitted by Edwd. Holloway Sec. Protem F M. Society
  • Image 01
    June 12, 1843 The Annual Meeting of this Institution was convened at the usual place The meeting was formed at 11 O'Clock A.M. Prayer was performed by Mr Butler Proceedings of the Last monthly and an extra Meeting was Read. Bill of arrears call'd at 20 minutes after 11 O'Clock. The Secratary being Present Mr Edward Holloway gave him his seat and he proceeded with the duties of the office Mr Butler obtained leave of absence Mr. F. L. Wilkerson attended late Fined 12 1/2 The President Called the List of Absentees as follows, Mr E Cotton Absent March 13th Fined 25 Mr E Cotton Absent April 10th Sick """ " May 8th Fined 25 """ " " 19th Sick " B V Moise " April 10th Country """ " " May 8th Sick " W. R. Osborne " April 10th Country """ " " May 8th " """ " " " 19th " " John McBeth Came Late June 12th Finded 12 1/2 " Henry Wood Absent May 8th Fined 25 " John Mc Beth " " 19th Sick " Thos Meshow Came Late June 12th Fined 12 1/2 "" " Absent May 8th Sick " Edward Wilkerson Came late June 12th Fined 12 1/2 """ Absent May 19th Country " John Weston " " 8th " " " " " 19th not Summond " Job G Bass Came late Fined 12 1/2 " Philip Saltus Came late " 12 1/2
  • Image 01
    Mr Edward Cotton obtained leave of Absence Bill of the Steward[s?] for Room hire and lights etc for Fourteen meetings at 50 cts per meeting $7.00 Pass for Payment by unanimous concent of Society Bill of Secratary & Secratary Pro tem for Service and Stationary for the year $6.50 Pass for payment by concent of Society 1 'OClock by Motion Society Recess for 30 minutes to enjoy Refreshment 1 1/2 O'Clock the Society Resumed Cession Mr Osborne obtained leave of absence Mr Saltus " " " " Mr Edward P. Wall from the committee on Rules Presented the Report of the committee accompanyed by the Revised Rules, which was Received and Read, and unanimously pass'd for further consideration Mr E. P. Wall handed in Lettered of application from Messrs. L. F Wall, Michael, J. Eggart and Robert M. Mishow, which Pass'd first Reading Mr Chas. H Holloway arrived late fined 12 1/2 Standing Comittee Reported the investigation of the Treasury, cash i[n?] Treasury $358.[93 3/4?] Report accepted for copy see Report Book The President directed the Standing Committee to open the Polls for the Election of officers Mr L. F. Wilkerson from the Committee Reported the Election of the Following Officers. (For Copy of Report See Report Book) Job G Bass, President; Vice, L. F. Wilkerson; Secratary, Jos. G. Thompson; Treasurer, Chas H. Holloway;
  • Image 01
    Stewards, Wm. H. Bentham, Henry Hayward; Standing Committee, J.W. Hayne, S. D. Holloway, B. V. Moise, P. M. Thorne, F. Smith. Report was Read and unanimously accepted The above officers accepted the offices to which they were Elected on motion of Thos. Chion and Ewd. Holloway the house adjourned Edward P. Wall, Secretary (Members Present Chion, Moise, Woods, Weston, Butler, Maine, Heyward, Bentham, Bass, C., S. Holloway, E. .Wall, Cotton, Hayne, E., F. Wilkinson, T. Mishow, Saltus, J. Thompson)
  • Image 01
    July 10, 1843 A meeting of this institution was Convened on the above at the house of Mr. Edward Holloway Boundary Street the house was opened in its usual form With prayer by Treasurer Holloway Proceeding of Last meeting Read and Bill of arrears called at 8 minutes to 5 oclock Mr. C H Holloway obtained Leave of absence Mr S D Holloway do Steward Bentham reported the case of Mr Moon (Sick member) as Still necessitous, and that Mr. Smith refused the Last Weekly allowance (drawn by him for said Sick member) stating that he was in a state of Convalescence and Well enough to work New rules passed 2nd reading Mr Chion came late fined 12 [1/2?] Mr. Salters " " "12 [1/2?] and obtained leave of absence Mr Moise " " "Mr Weston " " " The Letters Messers Wall Mishaw & Eggart passed 2nd Reading Mr Hayne arrived late fined�12 [1/2?] Mr Hayward arrived late fined 12 [1/2?] Mr E Holloway, Bentham moved that we take into consideration and Adopt (Members Present Bass, F., P. Wilkinson, J. Thompson, E., C., S. Holloway, E. Wall, Maine, Chion, Bentham, Weston, Moise, Hayne, Saltus, Heyward)
  • Image 01
    the new set of rules, it was Adopted by the unanimous vote of the house Moved by Mr E Holloway, Bentham that we forthwith enter into an Election officers to fill the Offices of Charity1 Committees Carried unanimously Mr [name missing] Come after the adoption of new rules and was exempted from fine according to the same Section [ ] After the relaps of a few minutes the foreman of Standing Committee handed in a report declareing the following named gentleman unanimously Elected: Mess Edward Holloway, Foreman, Thomas Chion and Thos Mishow, Charity Committee By motion of Messers P. Wilkerson & Hayne the house adjourned Respectfully Submitted by J. G Thompson Sec F. M Society ?? ?? ?? ??
  • Image 01
    August 14, 1843 A regular Monthly Session of this institution was held at the residence of Mr E Holloway on the afternoon of the aboved cited date the President Called the house to order and addressed a throne of grace in a fervent manner after which the Proceeding of last meeting was read and Bill of arrears Called at 45 minutes past 6 oclock Mr P Wilkerson was called upon for his excuse absenting himself from the March meeting out of town April """ May 8 """May 19 '''Mr Wood was also called upon for excuse for not attending meeting held in July 10th Sick A report was received from the Charity Committee (For particulars see report Book) The Presant of a Book to inscribe the record of the new set of rules Adopted in July was received from Mr Wall and [a] motion was made by Messrs E Holloway & Chion that the thanks of Society be returned Mr Wall through the Prest which was acceded to by the Prest and responded to by the ex secretary and on motion of Messrs C H Holloway and Hayne the Prest and ex Sec was requested by the unanamous Voise of the house to tender there remarks made on this occasion in writing to the Sec that it may be recorded on the face of proceeding in compliance to the above motion [] [] [] of Prest remarks [] In
  • Image 01
    In accordance with the motion made and unanimously adopted in your presance it becomes my plasing duty to tender you in behalf of the Friendly Moralist Society there acceptance of the valuable presan you have in the kindness of your heart bestowed on them, and convey to you the gratefull feelings of the Society, in accepting the same ' In Carrying out the wishes of the Society SIr Allow me to say that this is considered but another manifestation of that deep love and patriotic feeling for the welfare of an institution identified with your more youthfull days As the organ of the Body Sir allow me to say that this shall ever be Cherished in the gratefull remembrance of your fellow members and to hope you may never have to regret (by any act of the Society) the donation you have this day made or that you should witness any proceeding that should dampen the Zeal and ardor of your patriotic love for the Friendly Moralist Society------------------------------And the ex secratary in reply made the following remark-------Mr President It affords me Emotion of delight that the society is pleased
  • Image 01
    to Received that small token in the manner they have. It is truly Characteristic of the nobleness & enlightenment of mind, which pervade this Body & is ever discovering itself upon proper occasion The interest that I feel in this institution is augmented by the fact of her being formed and supported by my Cotemporarys and in this society have they Triumphed over Pre[j?]idice opp[s?]ition and even Slander yes sir this society exist a monument of the ability Zeal Perseverance and Judgment which young men Can exercise in a good cause when I view the harmonious manner of the government of this precious institution and then look abroad and see that some of the Brightest members which adorns other Institution has first been members here and here has studied the Elements of Society affairs I am truly proud of her, under the influence of such a feeling I was glad of this opportunity of making the present of a rule Book as a small token of exalted regard which i entertained for the Friendly Moralist Society and for yourself---Mr President accept my sincere Respect and thanks for the very Chaste and Cogent manner in which you have expressed the sentiments of the Society on this Occasion Mr Osborne was called upon for excuse for not attending meeting held on July 10th Sickness at home Mr Mishow was also called upon for excuse render in an excuse not legal-fined-25
  • Image 01
    Mr P Wilkerson on arrival stated that he was not summoned and moved that the Sec be fined for neglect of Duty seconed by Mr Bentham the Prest informed the gentlemen that he could not Condemn and sentence a man before he was heard from he then inquired of the Sec the reason of his not summoned the members the place of meeting being Change who declared that he was very sick that Day and would not have been out then only his Boy did not know were the new residence of Mr E Holloway was and that he was laboring under great disability at the presant time Mr Hayne arose and thought that there was a catch in the Sec excuse and that he thought that a fine being attached to his arrears will make do better the next time Mr Wall next arose and stated that he thought the excuse of the Sec Legal and valid and gave as proof that his Custom when he was sec that he never summoned the day of meeting and that sickness in a unforseen accident that a man Cannot account for and that Bass also said that when he was sec he summoned a man on friday and [] complained that he was summoned [] [] Mr C Holloway observe that there was in the minds of some members a dissatisfaction privately expressed concerning the mode by which the new rules was adopted and Mr Thorne said that he believe th[at?]
  • Image 01
    all the members was not presant on the annual day when the rules passed its first reading A resolution for a reseinding the rule that Clears the Sec from summoning members mending the old rule on that point in its place was Received and passed first reading the time prescribed by the rule for the Society Session at this time have passed the house adjourned itself All of which is submitted Respectfully by J G Thompson Sec F M Society (Members Present Bass, J. Thompson, E., C. Holloway, Hayne, Maine, Weston, Moise, E. Wall, F., P. Wilkinson, Bentham, Woods, Osborne, Thorne, Saltus) September 11, 1843 A regular monthly meeting of the F. M. Society was held on the afternoon of this date at the residence of fellow member E Holloway. The President took the chair at 1/2 pst-6 oclock. By request Mr J. W. Hayne addressed a throne of grace in the Societys behalf. The proceedings of the last meeting was read. Bill of arrears call'd
  • Image 01
    and the regular contributions taken up. The Steward bill of $1.50c was received and on motion pass'd for payment. The Secratary's Bill for a Quarter's salary etc was according to rule, presented and passed for payment. Chairman Holloway of the charity committee stated that by an unaccountable mistake he had handed a report of that department at the last meeting erroneously supposing that to be the quarter day Resolutions in relation to defaulters pass'd first reading. Resolution to alter the hour of meeting to the old standard, and to require the Sec to summon the members to attend the members to attend meetings past second reading and given to standing committee with order to open the polls for its decision. On motion of Messrs E Holloway and E. Wall the alterations proposed by the resolution were ballotted for separately. A report of the committee declaring the passing of the resolution was received and on motion accepted (for resolutions and report see report Book page 18 & 19) A report from the committee managers of polls on the election of Messrs Mishaw, Wall and Eggard was received and accepted (for report see report Book page 19.) The Sec- received orders to notify the Gentlemen of thier election and to summon them to the next general meeting
  • Image 01
    On motion of E Holloway and H Heyward the house adjourned Respectfully Submitted by J. G. Thompson Sec. F. M. Society (Members Present Bass, F., E. Wilkinson, J. Thompson, E., C., S. Holloway, Chion, Maine, Thorne, J. McBeth, Saltus, Moise, Bentham, Woods, Osborne, E. Wall, Heyward, Weston October 9, 1843 A Regular monthly meeting of the Friendly Moralist Society was held at the usual place on Monday the 9th of October 1843, at 5 OClock the house was form'd Presdt Bass in the Chair who agreeably to Rule Petitioned Heavens blessings on the Society's deliberations in his [wonted?] strain of humble fervent ejaculation, after which the proceedings of the former meeting were read and the bill of arrears called. Absentees from former meetings were called up for particulars (see fine book). The Presdt announced the absence from the City of the
  • Image 01
    Secretary of the Body. Appointed E Holloway to act for the present meeting and called for the reading of the 3rd Rule, as refers to vacant offices of the Body. Messrs Wall & Hayne expressed as their opinion that the Presdt is empower'd to appoint a Sec for the entire term of the elected Secretary's absence from the City. Edwd Holloway differ'd from them in the above opinion agreeably to his construction of the 3rd Rule1 as quoted to wit" The Presdt shall appoint members in the vacant offices that may ensue at the meetings by the absence from the city sickness or removal of any office" Thereby guaranteeing the Presdt the power of only appointing an officer for each meeting. on motion of Messrs J W Hayne and E. P. Wall that the Presdt be guarateed in filling the vacancy in the Secretaryship occasioned by the removal from the City of Mr. J G Thompson, duly passed. Mr. J W Hayne was appointed from the Chair, Sec Protempore The Resolution Relative to the amount of arrearages of each member, as far as related to their Rights, was referred to the Committee on elections after passing its second reading (for copy see Report Book), which Resolution was unanimously adopted on Motion of Messrs Moise & F. L Wilkinson the meeting adjourn'd. (Members Present F. Wilkinson, Hayne, Butler, T. Mishow, Saltus, Thorne, Weston, Smith, E., S., C. Holloway, Maine, Bentham, E. Wall, Moise, Osborne)
  • Image 01
    For absentees See Fine Book. Respectfully submitted by Edwd. Holloway Sec Protem Friendly Morarist Society November 13, 1843 A Regular Monthly Meeting of the Friendly Moralist Society was held Monday Nov 13th 1843 at the usual place The President call'd the House to Order at 5 3/4 O Clock and requested the Vice Prest to address the THrone of Grace in the Society behalf which was accordingly done. the Proceedings of last meeting Read and Bill of arrears call'd absentees from former Meeting call'd on for excuses for particulars see fine Book. Messers R. M. Mishaw and F. L. Wall Members elect attended heard the readings of the Rules and Signified their approval by Subscribing to the Same their first installment The Resolution to alter Sick Members stipend Passed its second reading the President ordered the Same to be Balloted for for result See Report Book on the acceptance of the Report Mr E Holloway Foreman of the Charity Committee offered the resignation of his office which was accepted, the President appointed Mr S. D. Holloway to fill the vacancy occasioned by the Resignation of the Foreman The gentlemen consented to serve for the ensueing Month was was accepted The House being in Cession 2 1/2 hours adjourned agreeable to Rule (Members President F., P. Wilkinson, Moise, Saltus, T. Mishow, E. Wall, Thorne, Chion, Osborne, Hayne, E., C., S. Holloway, Maine, Bentham)
  • Image 01
    Respectfully Submitted by Jas. W. Hayne Sect acting December 11, 1843 A Regular Monthly meeting of the Friendly Moralist Society was held Monday 11th December 1843 at the house of Mr P. Thorne. The President called the house to order at 4 3/4 O Clock and Requested Mr Chas. H. Holloway to Petition the Thorne of Grace in the Societys behalf which was accordingly done the Procedings of last was Read and Bill of arrears called absentees on for their excuses Mr. C. H. Wood excused for the Meeting held 9th Oct and fined for Nov 13th Mr F. Smith fined for Nov 13th for Particulars See absentee Book The Standing Committee Presented their Semianual Report relative to the state of the Treaury which read and unimously adopted The Stewards Bill $1-50cts was Presented read and accept'ed for Particulars See Report Book, the house on motion adjourned to the Participation of an excelent Supper Provided by the Stewards for which A Vote of Thanks was unimously awarded them (Members Present F. Wilkinson, C., E., S. Holloway, Chion, E., F. Wall, Thorne, Saltus, Moise, Woods, Bentham, Smith, Maine, Osborne, T. Mishow, Heyward)
  • Image 01
    January 8, 1844 A Regular monthly Meeting of the Friendly Moralist Society was held Monday 8th January 1844 at the usual place the President called the House to order at 5 1/2 O Clock and requested Mr Chas. H Holloway to Petition the Throne of Grace in the Societys behalf which was accordingly done The Procedeing of last Meeting was Read and Bill arrears called Absentees called on for their excuses Mr John Weston excused for Meeting held Nov 13th 1843 and fined for Dec 11th Mr Heyward fined for Oct 9th and excused for Nov 13th Mr Mishaw fined for Dec 11th Mr Eggart excused for Particulars See absentees Book the Charity Committee Presented their Semianual Report which was read and adopted no other Business on motion the House adjurned Jas. W Hayne Sect February 12, 1844 A Regular Monthly Meeting of the Friendly Moralist Society was held on Monday 12th February 1844 at the usual Place the President being absent the Vice called to order at 5 3/4 O Clock and requested Mr F. A. Smith to Petition the Throne of Grace in the Societys behalf which was accordingly done the Procedeing of the last Meeting was read and Bill of arrears called. absentees called on for their excuses Mr D. Butler excused for Meeting held Dec 11th and Jan 8th Mr F. A Smith Fined Jan 8th Mr Mishew excused Jan 8th Mr Osborne rendered as his excused sickness at home the Vice thought the excuse unconstitutional as did others, but on reference to Proceedings it was seen where the gentlemen was excused under similar circumstances he was therefore excused Mr Bentham was excused from the same Meeting Jan 8th for Particulars See absentee Book no other Business on motion the House adjourned (Members Present C., S., E. Holloway, Smith, E., F. Wall, Eggart, Butler, Saltus, Moise, Chion, T. Mishow, Osborne, Bentham, F. Wilkinson)
  • Image 01
    March 1, [1844] An extra Meeting of the Friendly Moralist Society was held at the usual Place, at 7 1/4 O'Clock the Vice Called the house to order and requested Mr Butler to address the Throne of Grace in the Societys behalf which was accordinly done the Sect stated that the object of the Meeting is to appointed the members to sit up with our fellow member H. F. Moon whose [situation?] requires it at Present. Mr Chion the Foreman of the Charity Committee arose and addressed the house shewing the necessity there is in sitting up with Brother Moon he having visited him this afternoon and that he actually needed some one to be with him this afternoon and that he actually needed some on to be with him the Vice then ordered the lots to be drawn which was according done each Member Present drew for himself and the vice for those absent after which the Sect read to the Members their several appointments which was cheerfully Received by them. Mr Chas Holloway brought to the consideration of the Members the case of Mr Moon how unlike other members we have had to sit up with he (Mr Moon) not being in his own house and the Members being appointed to sit up with him would require some refreshment which would consume the amount allowed him by the Society to procure said refreshment and that the Rules define the amount allowed to Sick members, he would however from the SIngularity of Mr Moons Circumstances Recommend A Careful Deliberation as whats best to be done so as not to take from Mr Moons allowance for the above
  • Image 01
    mentioned Purpose as well as not to do anything that would be likely to establish a bad Precedent, after some consideration Mr Bulter addressed the house much to the Point concuring with Mr Holloway as it regards the Propriety of extending some further aid to Mr Moon the Sect followed Mr Butler with A few Remarks on the busness of the arguments the Rules in his opinion not Stritly forbiding nor yet Provideing for it Messers S. Holloway and P. Thorne moved that one Dollar should be added to Mr Moons stipend to furnish refreshments for the Members sitting up with him the motion was unanimously adopted in consideration of the coldness of the weather Mr Saml. Holloway made the generous Proposition to be one of any number of the members who would give 12 1/2 cents to furnish Mr Moon with A half cord of oak wood the move was Promptly responded to be every Member Present and the cash laid down to Procure it forthwith Mr H. Heyward subscribed the very liberal amount of 50 cents for the purpose Mr S. Holloway took the named of the absent members to shew them the like oppertunity of contributing to the comfort of an afflicted Fellow Member who in all human Probability may not long be with us. After A very harmonious sitting the house on Motion adjourned Jas. W. Haybe Sect (Members Present F., P. Wilkinson, Bulter, Heyward, Osborne, S., E., C. Holloway, Cotton, Thorne, Moise, T. Mishow, Chion, Maine, Hayne, J. McBeth)
  • Image 01
    March 11, 1844 A Regular monthly Meeting of the Friendly Moralist Society was held Monday 11th inst at the usual place the President Called the house to order 1/4 past 5 O Clock and supplicated the Throne of Grace in the Societys behalf�the Procedeing of the last meeting was Read and the Bill of arrears called. Absentees called on for thier excuses. President Bass fined himself for nonattendance at the Febry meeting and also for March 1st Messers Thorne and Heyward excused for Febry Mr Wood fined for Febry Messers E. P. Wall, Saltus, Wood, Smith, and F. Wall excused at the extra meeting March 1 for particulars See absentees Book Letters of application were Received and Read from Messers Edw Glover and Rich Gregory�The Treasurers Report was presented read and accepted See Report Book the Sect Bill Passed for Payment $1.75 the Stewards Bill for quarter ending this date also Passed for Payment $2.00 on Motion the house adjourned. Jas W. Hayne Sect (Members Present Bass, Thorne, E., F. Wall, F. Wilkinson, Osborne, T. Mishow, Smith, Saltus, C., E., S. Holloway, Heyward, Moise, Bentham, Woods, Butler, Weston, Hayne
  • Image 01
    March 14, [1844] An Extra Meeting of the F. M. Society was held on the afternoon of the 14 of March at Mr R. Holloways Beaufain St to make arraingements for the Burial of Mr H. Moon the President called the house to order 4 3/4 O Clock Mr F Wall was requested to address the Throne of Grace in the Societys behalf which was accordingly done the President read 13th Rule for the information of the Members and made some remarks relative to the occasion together with the thanks of Moon for the very kind attention the Society has Paid him during his illness-the Foreman of the Charity Committee Presented a Report Stateing the amount nesasary for the interment of Mr Moon to be twenty Eight Dollars which was on motion by Hayne and Mishaw adopted Mr E. Holloway objected to the Report on the ground of its being in his opinion of the Rule Premature Procedeing Mr Mishaw arose to sustain the Comtt as one of the movers he htought the comtt had acted Prudently Mr Wall concuring with Mr Mishaw as did other Messers E. P. Wall and S. Holloway moved that A vote of thanks be awarded the comtt which was accepted 50 cent was collected as arrears of Mr P Wilkenson which was kept by the Prest the Treasurer being absent, the Sect asked the President if there was any other business before the house (the members were talking about refreshments for those sitting up with the corps) as he had Business that demand his immediate attention here Mr E Holloway said he thought it to be the duty of the commtt to furnish refreshments Mr E Wall and Mishaw concuring Mr S. Holloway Proposed Subscription of 12 1/2 each Messers E Wall and Mishaw Still urging the opinion of Mr E. Holloway- which the President objected here a general talk ensued the Sect arose to leave the President requested him to wait awhile the Sect took his Seat and said that the house was out of order and no business
  • Image 01
    going on besides he had made a 'motion together with Mr E. Holloway for the Society to adjourn if there was any thing to claim his attention he would stop after remaining some time (the Same general talk going on without any thing being brought before the house) the Sect left the house not however before informing the President that it was 1/2 past six O Clock Mr E. P. Wall appointed to act as Sect accepted it and moved that the Sum of one Dollar agreeable to Rule for leaving the Society before adjournment be attached to the Sect Put & votes stood 5 yeas & 5 nay the President gave A cogent full and concise opinion of the case and agreeable to Rule fined the Sect the Sum of one Dollar Several members Contributed to the sitting up over the body the full sum Required for the Sitting up was Collected by Private donations Moved by Smith and L. F. Wall the Society adjourn Edward P. Wall Sect (Members Present Woods, Weston, Bentham, Bass, Chion, Moise, Saltus, Smith, F., E. Wall, Smith, F. Wilkinson, E., S. Holloway, Thorne, Cotton, Hayne, T. Mishow, R. Mishaw) the following Preamble and Resolution were Presented by Mr. E Wall read and accepted Preamble ' the time of life is short to spend that time profitable in the sight of him Who created us is the boundin duty of all Men in the Providence of almighty God it has fallen to our lot to mourn the loss of our much esteemed young friend & Fellow Member Henry F. Moon Cut off from the Stage of existance as it were just ripe for A life of usefulness Pious in his
  • Image 01
    habits Afable and in his general deportment in his Death the Society has Sustained A Deep Wound, and he Bow in Humble Submission to the Rod of him who chastises in Mercy Humbly beseeching him to Sanctify his faithful correction to us Resolved that the Society deeply mourn the loss of our fellow Member Henry F. Moon and Sympathise with his relatives in their loss Resolved, that his Society do attend in A Body the Funeral of the Deceased Resolved, that as A mark of Respect the Members of this Society wear A piece of Black Crape round the left arm at the next monthly Meeting Resolved, that in Memory of the Deceased A blank page in the proceedings Book be Dedicated to name with the date of his Death
  • Image 01
    In Memory of Henry F Moon who died March 14, 1844 Aged 23 years 9 months
  • Image 01
    April 8, 1844 A Regular Monthly Meeting of the Friendly Moralist Socity was held Monday 8th inst at the usual place the President called the house to order at 3/4 Past 6 O Clock and requested Mr F. Smith to address the Throne of Grace in the Society behalf which was according done�the Procedeings of the last meeting was read and Bill arrears Called Absentees called on for their excuses�Mr E. Cotton excused at the Meeting held July 10th 1843 Mr Cotton excused 14th August 1843. Mr Cotton fined for Sept 11th Oct 9th Nov 13th Dec 11th Mr Cotton excused for Jan 8th 1844 and fined for 12th Feb Messers Glover and Gregory's letter passed the 2nd Reading and was ordered to be balloted for Mr F Smith Pleading sickness Mr Main was requested to supply his place on the Committee for conducting the Polls Mr E. P. Wall appointed in place of Mr P. M. Thorne on the same Comtt A Letter was Recieved from Mr John G. Lewis and Catharine Lewis aunt and uncle of the late Henry F. Moon on Motion of E. P. Wall & F. L. Wilkenson that it be received and Placed on the Proceding A letter of application was received from Mr Chas Just Passed its first reading the Committee returned the following Report-April 8th 1844 Gentlemen ' we the undersigned Committee managers of the polls having examined the votes taken in Election for applicants E. Glover & R. Gregory do make the following Report For E. Glover votes 7 yeas ' 4 nays R. Gregory " 5 yeas ' 6 nays Mr Glover elected by a majority of 3 votes Mr Gregory not elected by majority of votes being against him: S. D. Holloway F. Main E. P. Wall, Comitt.
  • Image 01
    The Report was adopted, upon which Mr P. Wilkinson declared that there was not A Constitutional number Present ' the President beign satisfied with the truth of Mr P. Wilke[n]sons statement pronounced and charged against him at the extra Meeting held 14th March ne made some remark relative to the unjust step toward there being no Rule to athorise any such measure against him beside he had moved for an adjournment which was secnded by Mr E. Holloway the business for which the society had convened (in his opinion) having been Finished Mr E. Wall objected against the Portest and argued that there was important business before the house that some of the friends would be there to sit up with the Deceased and that it is nessasary that the Society should furnish them refreshments to sustain his Position he adverted to the acknowledgements made in the Letter from Mr & Miss Lewis ' the sect said he had no objection to the provision they wanted to make for he subscribed his portion towards it, but it was [manifest?] that the business was purposely retarded to detain him some of the gentlemen arguing that the money for the refreshments whould be taken out of the funds while others objected to any such measures the President refusing to comply with the withed of the gentlemen to touch the funds to sustain his position he adverted to the procedeings pend by Mr. E. Wall after he had left the hour for adjournment having arrived the house adjourned (Members Present Bass, E., C., S. Holloway, Saltus, E. Wall, F., P. Wilkinson, Maine, Weston, Heyward, Cotton, Bentham, Smith, T. Mishow, Moise, Woods, Osborne, Hayne)
  • Image 01
    April 8th 1844 To the President & Members of the Friendly Moralist Society in Session Most Respected Gentlemen Language would Fail us and utterance would come far short of the purpose for which we now attempt to address you ' Yes Gentlemen it would require the inspired tounge of A Paul ' the no less consciousness of John, to point us our duty upon the Present occasion and even with these mighty aids a Vacuity would be left, did we not lift our hearts in the most lofty adoration to him who sits upon the circle of the Heavens and praise his adorable Magesty for these purposes which he has placed into the minds of his rational inteligencies where in the so nobly act in distributing in the hour and time of affliction the healing balm of Sympathy and consolation We repeat again and again that we bless God for those purposes and Principles with which he has endowed you. this as it may well be called Labour of Love -- Gentlemen in the Case of our late Beloved Nephew and your Fellow Member there is Much very much of Merit, but More much More of Grace on upon your part to the relatives of Henry Moon your late Fellow Member your Munificence Assistance and Sympathy have made an Indelible impression, engraven upon our hearts which will ast as long as our beating pulse will we are alive when we received the Resolutions adopted by the Body and found that their regard and Friendship slackened not by the Death of our Nephew but that Memory like the glorious Orb of day would light up recollections lamp and cause his Memory and name still to have A place upon the Archives of your Institutions History Our Hearts Gentlemen yielded no common impulse But long did they vibrate and even now each tender chord attunes a grateful emotion towards the gentlemen Comprising the
  • Image 01
    Friendly Moralist Society we cincerely thank you gentlemen for the amazeing amount of interist and sympathy you took in our Nephew we thank you Gentlemen for the so many manifestations of your untiring detirmination in doing yet still more had he lived longer we thank you Sirs for the deep interist you took not only in releiveing his pecuniary affairs but the future welfare of his Soul Oh Sirs may those Prayers and aspirations offered by you to him who has taken him unto himself our eternal and adorable God return from him [taken?] with showers of Grace, Mercy Peace and Prosperity that as A Society you may ever continue until the final consumation of all things when with the general assembly which shall be found in eternity around the Throne of the most high God May you all be found of him in Peace is the Desire and will be the Prayer of you unworthy Brother & Sister, John G. Lewis, Catherine Lewis Jas W. Hayne Sect F. M. S.
  • Image 01
    May 13, 1844 A Regular Meeting of the Friendly Moralist Society was held on Monday of the above date at the usual Place The President called the house to order at [1/4?] past 6 O Clock and requested the Vice to address the Throne of Grace in the Societys behalf which was accordingly done the Procedeings of the last Meeting was read and Bill of arrear called absentees called on for their excuses Mr. McBeth fined for July 10th 1843 August 14th Oct 9th Nov 13th Dec 11th Jan 8th 1844 Feb 12th March 14th and excused April 8th Mr E Wilkenson excused for July 10th 1843 August 14th Oct 9th Nov 13th Dec 11th Jan 8th 1844 Feb 12th March 1st March 14th April 8th Mr. R. Mishaw excused Feb 12th 1844 March 1st and April [8?]th P. Wilkenson excused Feb 12th and March 14th F Main Fined Feb 12th J Weston excused for feb 12th and fined for march 1. W. Bentham excused for March 1st. C. Holloway excused March 14th D. R. Butler excused March 14th and April 8th. P. Thorne excused 8th . F. Wall excused April 8 for Particulars See absentees -- Mr. R. Mishaw addressed the house on the impropriety of Balloting for Mr Gregorys Letter that Gentleman in his opinion not being eligible to Membership the Rules Calls for Free Brown Men, the gentleman having united with a Society Black Men Makes himself A Black Man. The President felt himself called upon to oppose Mr Mishaw s Opinion of the gentleman, he as one of the Recommenders is of Opinon that if the gentleman were to be exposed to the schorching rays of the sun on the shores of africa he would still be A Brown Man -- the fact of is being associated with Black men could never make him a Black man Mr T. Mishow Presented A Letter from Mr Gregory requesting to withdraw his Letter of application on Motion by F Wall & Hayne the request was granted The charity Committee presented their Report relative to the expenses incured by the Death of our Lamented Fellow member H. F. Moon See Report Book on motion by Bentham & E Wall the report was accepted Mr Chas. Justs Letter past its second reading the President
  • Image 01
    ordered Messer Glover & Justs Letters to be Balloted for Mr E. Wall moved the Secretary be fined for neglecting to Charge himself with A fine levied against at the Extra Meeting in March the Secretary said that he was not satisfied that the fine was a legal one the Rules not reqireing the members to obtain leave of absence some debate insued betwen Messers Wall & Hayne in which Mr Has Holloway took part the hour of adjournment having arrived the house adjourned J. W. Hayne Sect (Members Present Bass, Thorne, C., S. Holloway, Smith E., P., F. Wilkinson, Weston, Saltus, Butler, F., E. Wall, Heyward, Chion, Osborne, Bentham, T. Mishow, R. Mishaw, J. McBeth, Maine, Hayne) June 10, 1844 The Annual Meeting of this Institution was convened at the residence of Mr Richard Holloway Senr Beaufain Street The house was Formed at 1/2 past 10 Oclock- A.M. By request of the President Mr D. R. Butler address the Thorne of Grace, after which the President congratulated the Body For The Providence that has been over us the past years, and refered to the union of the members, and to the Death of our fellow member Mr. H F Moon. the Proceeding of the last meeting read and Bill of arrears called.
  • Image 01
    Poll managers report on the non Election of Mr. Glover and Just letter received, and accepted on motion of Mr. Chas H Holloway and Butler Seratary Bill passed Payment amount $1.75 Stewards Bill Pasd for Payment ammount $1.50 ct Letter of Mr. Thos. Bampfield Passd 1st reading. Committee report received read and accepted on motion of J. W. Hayne and F. L. Wilkinson the vouchers to said report were destroyed at 12 Oclock the society recessed to enjoy Refreshment at 1/2 past 1 Oclok Society resumed cession. Mr. Chase. H. Holloway introduced to the meeting Mr. D Cutbert From Savanh, and after some appropiate remarks moved that the said Gentlmen Be Privileged to witness the Proceedings of the meeting Mr. E. P. Wall seconed the motion & also addressed the society on the occasion The motion was Put to the Body and unanimously carried The President informed the Gentlmen of the Decission of the Society and in her name invited him to remain in the meeting. Mr. Cutbert expressed his gratitudes to the society For the distinction shewed him in a modest an chaste style & took his seat. The President ordered the Committee to Open the Polls for the Election of officers For the ensuing year. The Committee handed in the report of said officers Being Elected (see Report Book) Mr E.P. Wall made (Members Present F., E. Wall, Maine, Chion, Thorne, Butler, J. McBeth, E., F., P. Wilkinson, E., S., C. Holloway, Moise, Smith, Bentham, T. Mishow, Saltus, Cotton, R. Mishaw, Bass, Hayne)
  • Image 01
    some remarks on the incorrectness of the Report an pointed out that the Committee reported the Elections But not as they should have done--the number of votes By which said officers were Elected, he moved that this report Be return to the Committee as being incorrect seconded by F. L. Wall put &Lost. Mr. E. Holloway moved its acceptance seconded By Mr. S. Holloway Put and Carried. The President made some remarks on Being reelected and accepted the office. The vice also made some remarks on his reelection and accepted Mr. Butler Being installed Secretary accepted his office with some remarks and took his seat, the other officers were Quallified in rotation, Mr. Chas Holloway made some forceable remarks upon Being reelected Treasurer Messr F.L. Wall & R.M. Mishaw who declined being Qualified and offered thare resignation of the offices to which they were elected. Mr. E.P. Wall Call the attention of the Chair to the case to Mr. Jas. W. Hayne Secretary neglect of duty argued at the last meeting Mr. E. Holloway moved that the meeting stand adjourned to the Last Monday Evening in June Put and Carried--
  • Image 01
    July 1, 1844 Pursuant to Adjournment the Friendly Moralist Society was convened at No. 33 Beaufain st on the above Date The President being absent the Vice took the chair and declared the meeting formed at 3/4 past 8 O clock, the object of which was to Transact the unfinished Buisness of the Annual day, and for the information of the members, he requested the Secretary to Read the Proceedings of the Annual day. Their Being no buisness offered after an Interval of several minites Mr J. Wm. Hayne moved an adjournment second By Mr Chas H Holloway put an carried respectfuly, Daniel R Butler Secr (Members Present F., P. Wilkinson, Hayne, C. Holloway, Smith, F., E. Wall, Bentham, Chion, Thorne, T. Mishow, Butler, R. Mishaw) July 8, 1844 A monthly meeting of the f. m. Society was convened at the residence of Mr. Paul Wilkinson The meeting was opened in its usual form By D. R. Butler. at 6 oclock The President in the chair, the Proceeding of the annual an adjourn after an Interval of one hour Mr. B. V. Moise moved an ajournment. seconded By Mr. Paul Wilkinson. Put an carried. Your most repsectfull -- Daniel R. Butler, Secretary� (Members Present E. Wall, Saltus, T. Mishow, Moise, P. Wilkinson, Bentham, Maine, Eggart, Butler, Bass)
  • Image 01
    August 12, 1844 A regular montly meeting of the Friendly M Society was convend at the residence of Mr. Paul Wilkinson. The house Was open with prayer By Mr. T. Mishow, at 1/2 6 oclok President Being absent, the vice Took the Chair. Mr. Jas William Hayne acting Secretary The Proceeding of the Last meeting was read an Bills of arrears Called (after the Interval of an hour there Being no Buisness offered) Mr. Thos. chion moved an adjournment Seconed B Mr. Jas W Hayne put an carried at 1/2 Pass 6 oclock the meeting was Form-d (Members Present E., F., P. Wilkinson, Hayne, T. Mishow, Maine, Chion, Osborne, Bentham, Eggart, Moise, Saltus) September 1, 1844 An extra meeting of The Friendly moralist Society was convened at Mr. Paul Wilkinson residence. President in the chair at 1 oclock, the meeting was opend in its usual Form- with Prayer By Mr. James William Hayne. The President in a very Feeling, an impresive manor, stated the object of Calling the members together to take into consideration the Death of our Lamented fellow member Chas Henry Wood Mr. Edward Cotton, a member of the Charity Committee then arose and stated, that the Family of the Decased hath given the Body over to the society to Be Buried. Mr. E P Wall moved that the society take the Body of the decased for interment in any such ground as the Family may choise, seconed By Mr E Holloway put and carried -- Mr. E. Holloway after called for the proceedings of H Moon Burial to be read. the Secratary, then stated that the Books -- where, not present -- and that he was authorise to Bring nothing more than the rule Book
  • Image 01
    The President then ordered that Portion of the Rules to Be read, that relates to the committee Duty to provide Decently For the interment of the Deceased -- after which Mr. William H Bentham then stated that the Committee was without a chairman an asked the President to appointe a chairman after the solicitation the President then appointed Mr. E. Cotton to act ' as such ' upon which it was accepted Mr. Edward Power Wall then read and presented this Preamble and, Following Resolution September 1, 1844 Preamble -- Mr. President & Fellow Members -- In the Providence of an all wise God whose Judgements are unserchable and his ways past Finding out are we afflicted in the Death of our much esteemed Friend an Brother member Charles Henry Wood, [ ] whose Candour moral Integrity and Piety had endeared him in the affections of all who had the advantage of an intimacy with im is suddenly snatched from our midst and From the Bosom of a Young and Lovely Family whose only Temporal stay he was [Yet] they mourn not as those without hope for he died in the Faith and Service of the Lord Jesus in the assurances of a reasonable hope and evedince of his acceptance with his God Through the Sanctifying influence of the holy Gost Yet brother members how hard it goes with Flesh and Blood to Part with those we Love no more to listen to those accents that was musick of the sweetest harmony to our ears, and read his rapt soul sitting in his eyes to view the active Limb Parilysed in Death the heart once so full [expand?] of sympathy insensible to our Grief -- fellow members the insatiate Archer again has been in our midst again flew his unerring art. Again our Peace is slain Let us in humble submission to the
  • Image 01
    will of God Bow under the Rod of him who does not willingly afflict or grive the Children of men, humbly Beseeching him to sanctify this his fartherly co[nn?]ection to us an incline our hearts more devotedly to do his will Resolved That the members of the Friendly Moralist Society Feels afflicted in the Death of their late fellow member Charles H Wood in Whose moral & Pious integrity they had the highest Confidence Resolved That this Society do greatly simpathies with the Family an Friends of the Deceased in their Irreparible loss. Resolved That a Blank Page in the Proceeding Book of this Society be dedicated to the memory of the Deceased with his name age and date of his death thereon -- Resolved that the members of this Society attend the funeral of the decased in a Body and weare a piece of Black Crape around the left arm at the next monthly meeting in token respect Resolved that a copy of the above Be signed By the President and Secretary and sent to the Family of the Decased Edward Power Wall -- September 1 1844. --After the reading of the above Preamble resolutions which was accepted Mr. Thos. Chion moved an ajournemt seconded By Mr E Cottton put and Carried. (Members Present Bass, F., P. Wilkinson, Hayne, E. Wall, E. Holloway, Chion, Heyward, Moise Saltus, R. Mishaw, J. McBeth, Eggart, Bentham, Smith, Cotton, Maine)
  • Image 01
    September 9, 1844 A Regular monthly meeting of the Friendly moralist Society was held at the residence of Mr. Paul Wilkinson the meeting was opend with prayer ten muinets after 5 Oclock By Mr. Charles, H. Holloway the President Being absent the vice took the chair. The proceeding of the Last monthly an extra meeetings was read an Bill of arrears Call,d after which the Charity Committee Report was read Put an unanimously Carrried {See report Book page 26} Stweard Bentham statement of his expences incurred on the annual Festival was then read their Being no action on his account it was Laid over. The standing Committee Report of the Election of Mr. Thos. Bampfield Letter was then Read an unanimously adopted. Mr. Jacob Motte Letter of thanks to the society was then read an unanimoulsy adopted Moved By Mr Paul Wilkinson an seconed By Mr. B. V. Moise that a Blank Page Be Left in the Proceeding Book For the recording of Mr. Jacob Motte Letter of Gratitude, For the kind an Philanthropic an Brotherly Feeling that was exhibited to his son in law -- Letter of Application From Mr. Thos N. Kirk was then read Passd Fro the next session Stweard Main Bill passd for Payment for Quarters expence furnishing place For meeting $1.50 cts -- After the Progress of so much of the society Buisness, stweard Meshow Begd Leave that members would recss an enjoy refreshment Prepared For By Mr C. H. Holloway on the Birth of a Daughter Put an carried that the society recss for 20 minutes, after which the society resumed session about 1/2 past 6 Oclock The Treasurer Quarter Report for September 9, 1844 was read Put an carried -- President Bass arrived an Took his seat -
  • Image 01
    The Preamble an resolution Drawn up By Messers Butler and E. P. Wall For the purchasing of a Burial Ground For the mutual Good of the membership, Passed it First reading after some time There Being no more Buisness Before the Body, the President Declared that the time of ajournment according to rule had expired the society then ajourn (Members Present Bass, F., P., E. Wilkinson, C., S. Holloway, Maine, Eggart, Osborne, L., E. Wall, R. Mishaw, T. Mishow, Heyward, Bentham, Cotton, Smith, Moise, Saltus, Chion, Hayne) October 14, 1844 A regular monthly meeting of the Friendly moralist Society was held at the usula Place an hour the president Being absent it was moved an seconded that Mr. B. V. Moise preside over the delebration of the society, after which he took the chair, an requested the secretary to open the meeting in its usual form with prayer -- 1/4 after 5 oclock The Proceedings of the Last meeting was read an Bill of arrears calld Mr. Thos N. Kirk Letter passd its second reading their not Being two thirds of the members present for its Election its was Laid over for the next session A Letter of Application From Mr. Jas. L. Wilson passed its first reading, after which Mr. Francis Main moved an seconded by Mr Chas H Holloway that the Society recess for 20 minites
  • Image 01
    Charleston, September 9, 1844 Gentlemen Impeled By gratitude and a deep feeling of the Charitable and Philanthropic Zeal that is held and acted on By your Laudable Institution as Exemplified in the case of my much Lamented and Dutiful Son in Law Mr. Chas H Wood, a Late member of your body Permit me in behalf of the afflicted widow to Return our grateful thanks for the assistance kindness and Attention by you to him During his sickness Death and Burial. Accept kind Gentlemen the feeble testimonies of a widows Gratitude Whose prayer to the Thorne of Grace will always Be for your future Prosperity and Union I am Gentlemen with Sentiments of the highest Respect You Obent Servant Jacob Motte Daniel Richard Butler Sectr Recorded this Day Being, [ ] of October in the year of our Lord, Ano Domini on thousand eight Hundred an forty four.
  • Image 01
    to partake of refreshment provided By Mr Wm H. Bentham according to societys usage. After which time the society resumed session, an a Letter of application From Mr Gorge A. Glover pass d its First reading an recorded in Letter Book along with Mr. Jas. L. Wilson Letter, page No. 11. Their Being no more Buisness Before the Society the time of ajournment having arrived the President pro tem Declared it the house them ajourn The sum of $7. 87 1/2 ct was collected. (Members Present Moise, Bentham, Maine, Weston, E., L. Wall, T. Mishow, Saltus, F., E., P. Wilkinson, Eggart, Smith, Osborne, Chion, S., C. Holloway, R. Mishaw November 11, 1844 A regular monthly session of the F. M. Society was convened at the residence of Mr. Paul Wilkinson The President Being absent the vice took the chair the house was opened with prayer by Mr. F. L. Wall an formed at 5 3/4 past oclock the Secretary Being absent, Mr. Chas H. Holloway was requested By the chair to act the said Gentleman acquireing the proceedings of the last meeting was Read and Bill of arearrs Called over an partially Setteled. Mr. Thomas Bampfield member
  • Image 01
    Elect Being present the Chairman ordered the Rules to Be Read to him he approved the same Paid the first Installment of his Enitial Fee an signed the same By recording his name, to Rules. letters of application from Messers Jas Wilson and Gorge Glover was ordered to Read pass its second Reading which being done, two thirds of the members Being the letters was turned over to the poll managers for Ballot whilst the Poll was opened a series of Resolution as presented By messers Daniel R. Butler E. P. Wall and others passed its second Reading. Messers. C. H. Holloway and J Weston Moved that the said Resolution Do lay on the table for Debate put an lost five membrs voteing in the afirmative and 7 in the negative their not Being a Constitutional number present to act on the Resolution their was no action taken on it A Motion to sup on the next meeting was made By Messers Moise and Bentham at the cost of 25 ct each member put and carried Society ajourned. Cash Collected $13.62 1/2 Respectfully Submitted Daniel R. Butler Secretary (Members Present Butler, F. Wilkinson, C., S. Holloway, Moise, E., L. Wall, T. Mishow, Chion, R. Mishaw, Hayne, Smith, Heyward, Eggart, Weston, Bentham, Saltus)
  • Image 01
    We the undersigned Standing committee of the F. M. Society Do Report the following as a correct Statement of the Polls Messers Jas L Wilson, 12 in the afirmative, 1 negative T N Kirk 11 in affirmative 1 in negative G A Glover 10 in Ditto 2 negative Respectfuly Submitted by Committee Ben. V. Moise, L. F. Wall, F. A. Smith Daniel R Butler Recorder of F. M. Society
  • Image 01
    Blank
  • Image 01
    December 9, 1844 A regular monthly meeting of the Friendly moralist Society was held at the usual place an hour vice Presdt Wilkinson Took the Chair and declared the house formed at 6 oclock President Bass Being absent, the Secretary Being also absent Mr Chas H Holloway was Requested to act Which he did the Societys Books Being not present Mr. Edw Holloway moved that in the absence of the Books and the Lateness of the hour all Buisness done By the Body Be considered valid seconded By Mr. Wm. H Bentham put and carried Moved By Messers E Holloway and [R?] Mishaw that an apology Be made to the members elect for the absence of our Books upon the Books being taken on the motion some Debates ensued as Both the motions in the affermative and the negative claimed the Result favorable to their side at this stage of Buisness The President arrived with the Books mde an apollogy for their absence to wit, that the Secretary had left the City a day or two since and prior to leaving sent the Books to his Residence and he not Being able to attend at an Early hour of the meeting he sent the Books but the Bearer made a mistake in the house -- Vice President Wilkinson turned the chair over to the President and Report the progress Messers E & F Wall moved that the Rules Be Read to the Members Elect put an Carried the Rules Being Read--approved was signed by them and they im part their initial fee as By Rule Mr F Wall paid one Dollar on the account of Charles H. Wood arrears at the time of his
  • Image 01
    [dea?]th their Being No farther Buisness the house ajourned. (Members Present C., S., E. Holloway, E., F. Wall, E. Wilkinson, Hayne, Bentham, J. McBeth, Eggart, T. Mishow, Saltus, Osborne, Moise, G. Glover, Kirk, Wilson, Bampfield, R. Mishaw, Maine) January 13, 1845 A Regular Monthly meeting of the F. moralist Society was convened at the usual place 35 muinits after 5 Oclock the meeting was opend with prayer By vice President Wilkinson the President not Being Present, according to Rules, the vice took the chair and Declared the meeting formd, and Requested the Secretary Pro tem to Read the proceedings of the Last Meeting, to which the Gentlemen complied. Daniel Richard Butler Sectr elect, having arrived, after Being absent from the City For some weeks-took his seat an Entered upon his former Buisness in the society Bill of arrears called over an partial settled-after which Mr. Chas H. Holloway treasurer arise and Stated his reason of not handing in his quarters Report that on acct of some Doccument Relating to his Department the President had in hands, he was unable to make up his Report at that meeting Moved By Mr. L . F. Wall an seconded By Mr. Jas. William Hayne that Treasurer Mr Chas. Holloway Be excused put an carried.
  • Image 01
    Mr. Jas William Hayne then arose and Brought to notice the fine Levid against him By the President on the 14 March at an extra meeting it was thought By some of the members that he had Better Bring the case up when the President is Present ' Moved By Mr. Wm. H Bentham & seconded Mr. D. R. Butler that Mr. Jas Wm. Hayne case Be made the order of next meeting Put and Carried. -- Moved By Mr. P Wilkinson and seconded By Mr. C. H. Holloway according to Rule the 10 that all members indebted to the Society Be writen to -- unanimously carried. time for ajournment having arrived the Society dismised Cash Collected ' 8$ oocts (Members Present E., P. Wilkinson, E., L. Wall, Hayne, T. Mishow, C. Holloway, Chion, Wilson, Moise, Eggart, Saltus, Bentham)
  • Image 01
    February 10, 1845 A Regular monthly meeting of the Friendly Moralist Society was convened at the Residence of Mr. Paul Wilkinson north side of [ ] Church -- at 3/4 Past five Oclock the President Being absent, the vice took the Chair, & Requested Mr. F Smith to adress the Throne of Grace in the Society Behalf to which the Gentlemen complied after such Preformance the Chairman Declared the Meeting formed an Requested the Secr to Proceed in Buisness. The Proceedings of the Last monthly Meeting was Read an Bill of Arrears Called, an Partially Settled. ' After the interval of 1 hour their Being no other Buisness Before the Society, the President Pro tempo. Declared the Meeting ajourn ' The sum of 16$ 75 cts was collected Cheerfully Submitted, Daniel R. Butler Secr F M Society (Members Present F. Wilkinson, C., E. Holloway, Hayne, Smith, Thorne, T. Mishow, Weston, Kirk, Wilson, Saltus, Chion, G. Glover, Butler, L. Wall) March 10, 1845 The Third Quarterly Session of the F. M Society was held at the residence of Mr. Paul Wilkinson John St on Monday the 10th of March 1845. In consequence of the Books of the Body not being present at the hour stated by Rule. The Steward was directed to wait on the Sec and bring the books to the meeting. At 7 OClock PM the Steward brought the Books. and Reported the Sec out of Town The Presdt being absent Vice Presdt Wilkinson form'd the house, and appointed prayer by Mr. Jas Wm. Hayne
  • Image 01
    The Proceedings of the previous Meeting was read and the arrearages computated. Absentees from previous meetings were examined for particulars See (Fine Book.) Moved by Messrs Edwd P Wall and F Maine That the Vice Presdt be authorized to open the seal'd letter accompanying the Secretary's Books, Addressed to Mr. J G Bass, Presdt of the F. M Society put & unanimously carried. Moved by Messrs E P Wall and P Wilkinson That the content of the letter be received as information and enter'd upon the Journals of the Body put & carried Contents of Letter as Follows. Dear Sir Being compelled by a previous contract to go up the Country to work I am therefore sent for and shall not be in town time enough for the next Monthly meeting. I have transmitted the books to you by the bearer of this letter. you will please except the same Your most Obedient Danl R Butler Sec F M S Edward Holloway was appointed to act during the absence of the Sec -- On motion of Messrs Maine & Osborne the meeting adjourn'd at 8 1/2 OClock. Respectfully Submitted by Edwd Holloway Secretary Protempore Friendly Moralist Society
  • Image 01
    May 12, 1845 A convention of the Friendly Moralist Society was held at the usual place on Monday the 12th of May 1845. At 6 O Clock P.M. Acting Sec Edwd Holloway inform'd the meeting of the absence of the Presdt & Vice and moved that Mr. J W Hayne be called to the Chair. put & unanimously carried. Mr. Hayne accepted the call of the body and appointed prayer by Mr. Francis a Smith. The proceedings of the former meeting was read and the bill of arrears called. Absentees from previous meetings were examined. for particulars See Fine Book. Vice President F L Wilkinson arrived and took the Chair. Mr. Chas H Holloway being absent March 10th stated that he resorted to Mr. P. Wilkinson's former residence and was not apprized of the place to which he had removed. On motion of Messrs Bentham & P Wilkinson he was unanimously excused. the chairman called the attention of the membership to the approach of the Annual day and recommended that necessary arraignments be made for its celebration whereupon it was moved by Messrs P Wilkinson & H Heyward that the Stewards furnish a dinner. The cost not exceeding 75/00 each member. which motion was put and unanimously carried. on Motion of Messrs H Heyward & S D Holloway the meeting adjourn'd. Edward Holloway Sec Protem (Members Present F., P. Wilkinson, F., L. Wall, J. McBeth, T. Mishow, Kirk, Hayne, C., E., S. Holloway, Smith, Chion, Bentham, Heyward, Saltus, Osborne)
  • Image 01
    June 9, 1845 The Annual Convention of this Society was held at the Residence of Mr P Wilkinson on the above date, at 11 OClock the meeting was opened with prayer by Mr. F L Wilkinson. the President being absent the Vice took the chair and proceeded to bussiness, the proceedings of last monthly meeting was Read, the Bill of Arrears call'd to which the Undersigned gentlemen answer'd Respectively, the Vice Called List of absentees to previous meetings, for Result of which See Absentees book. According to Rule at 12 OClock the house Recess to partake of Refreshments provided by Stewards Maine and Mishow, at 3/4 past 12 OClock the house Resumed session, the Secretarys bill was presented amounting to on motion of Messers P Wilkinson and Eggart the same was Received and orderd to be paid, Stewards bill was Received amounting to $1.50 cts on Motion of Messers E Holloway and Mishaw the same was Accepted and ordered to be paid. Treasurers Report was Received from Standing Committee, after being Read on motion of Messers E Holloway and Mishaw the same was accepted Cash in hand $399.8[2?] For Copy of Report see Report book. Mr Jas. W Hayne brought to notice the Fine levied against him, to which Mr E Holloway Refer,d to proceedings which gave Rise to said Fine and argued the inconsistency of said Fine after on motion of Messers E Holloway and Mishaw Mr Jas. W Hayne was exempted from the fine Mr. Gertion Meyers letter was Received applying for Membership past its first Reading. Report from Standing Committee on election of officers was Received and Read and on motion of Messers P Wilkinson
  • Image 01
    and C H Holloway the same was accepted for copy of Report see Report Book Officers Elected Annual Day June 9, 1845 Francis L Wilkinson President; Daniel R Butler, Vice President; Saml D Holloway, Secretary; Charles H Holloway, Treasurer; Francis Smith, Henry Heyward, Stewards; L. F Wall, Foreman, R M Mishaw, William Osborne, William Bentham, Benjamin V Moise, Standing Committee; James W Hayne, Foreman, Edward G Cotton, John Weston, Charity Committee. The above named gentlemen accepting the offices to which they were elected were accordingly Qualified Mr. J W Hayne introduc,d to the notice of the Body the procuring of Certificate for its membership, and move,d Seconded by Mr P Wilkinson that a committee be appointed to treat for the same put and Carried Mr. L F Wall Form,d some slight objections from the excietement existing at present Committee Messers J W Hayne Phillip Thorne Thomas Chion
  • Image 01
    On Motion The House Adjourned Saml D Holloway Secry (Members Present F., P. Wilkinson, Butler, L. Wall, C., S., E. Holloway, Heyward, T. Mishow, Saltus, R. Mishaw, Cotton, Osborne, Kirk, Chion, Maine, Bampfield, G. Glover, Weston, Moise, Thorne, Bentham, J. McBeth, Hayne, Smith, Wilson, Eggart) July 14, 1845 A monthly convention of this institution was held at the usual place John Street at 6 1/2 OClock Mr. Chas. H Holloway by Request, Supplicated the heavenly grace in behalf of the Society President F L Wilkinson took the chair and proceeded to Business proceedings of the Anticedent meeting was Read, the Bill of Arrears called over the undersign,d gentlemen answering Respectively to their names, and partially Settleing their dues. List of Absentees was Call,d over for Result see absentees book, Mr. Gertion Meyers letter was Read a second time their not being a constitutional number present to ballot for the same it was laid over Mr. Hayne Foreman of the committee of three appointed to treat for certificates Reported verbally that in consequence of the engraver being very busy he Mr. Hayne could not obtain the plan but will have it Ready at next monthly meeting Mr. E Wilkinson was calld on for excuses for the months April May and June for excuses see absentees Book Mr. Edward P Wall Requested that their should be some action on the Resolutions before the body, which could
  • Image 01
    not be obtain,d in consequence of the Resolutions being misplace,d or Lost by the Former Secretary on Motion of Messers Smith and Hayne the House adjourned Saml Holloway, Secry. (Members Present F., E., P. Wilkinson, Hayne, E., L. Wall, Maine, Osborne, Wilson, Butler, Smith, Weston, G. Glover, T. Mishow, S., C. Holloway, Chion, Saltus, Moise, Eggart) August 11, 1845 A monthly convention of this Society was held at the usual place John Street on the afternoon of the above date, at 6 1/2 OClock Mr Francis Smith by appointment address,d the throne grace in behalf of the Society Presdt Wilkinson took his Seat and proceeded to Business proceedings of the anticedent meeting was Read, the Bill of Arrears Called over the undesign,d gentlemen answering their names and partially Settled their Dues, List of Absentee was Call,d For Result see absentees book, Messers Hayne Edward Wilkinson Henry Heyward and McBeth Four of the gentlemen noted as being in arrears and written to, come Forward Mr. Hayne paid infull all that was due by him up to the time of Receiving his letter, Mr. E Wilkinson by proxy paid up in like manner, The two latter gentlemen paying but in part, The President informd them of the Rule in their cases and also of the provisions made in Rule for them, For Provision See 10 Rule
  • Image 01
    on Motion of Messers Hayne and Glover the President ordered the polls open,d for the ballotting of Mr. Meyers letter their not being a constitutional number in attendance the letter was consequently laid over to the next meeting. Motion made by Messers Glover and Bentham for an adjournment put and lost. on Motion of Messers Chion and Bentham the house adjourned Saml Holloway Secry (Members Present F., P. Wilkinson, Smith, Bentham, Chion, Osborne, Bampfield, Wilson, Hayne, T. Mishow, Saltus, G. Glover, Weston, E., L. Wall, J. McBeth, Heyward, Maine, Eggart, S. Holloway) August 25, 1845 An Extra convention of this Society was held at the usual place of meeting, John Street, at 7 OClock Mr. Job G Bass, by Request perform,d prayer President Wilkinson in the chair the house proceeded to business Mr Hayne Chairman of the Committee appointed to treat for Certification presented a plan of the same to the inspection of membership and stated his object, in Requesting an extra convention of this body, Which was that the engraver with whom he partly agreed for the execution of the work, was about to leave the City in a Few Days, and would not have time Sufficient after the next monthly meeting for the execution of the same He further Stated that he had seed Several other engravers whose charges was very little less than double the charge of the present contractor, consequently he esteem,d it an advantage to the Society to have the work immediately executed.
  • Image 01
    Mr. Charles Holloway arose and Stated the advantages of having certificates and moved Seconded by W Bentham that the same committee be Requested to contract for the same put and carried on Motion made the same committee was Requested to word the certificates, on motion of Messers Charles Holloway and F Smith the house adjourne,d Saml Holloway Secry (Members Present F., E., P. Wilkinson, Chion, J. McBeth, C., S. Holloway, Smith, E., L. Wall, Hayne, Bentham, Thorne, Osborne, Eggart, T. Mishow, Heyward, Bass, G. Glover, Saltus, Wilson) September 8, 1845 A monthly convention of this Society was held at the usual place John Street, Secretary Holloway gave information of the absence of the President and Vice, Mr. Hayne made a motion Seconed by Mr. Bentham that Mr. Thorne be call,d to the chair put and carried unanimously in accordance with motion Mr. Phillip Thorne took the chair and appointed prayer by Mr. Hayne proceedings of Last meetings monthly and extra, was Read, bill of arrears called over and Partially Settled Absentees from Antecedent meetings Calld up for Reuslt see absentees Book After sitting for some considerable time and their being no other business offer,d on motion of Messers Hayne and Weston the House adjourne,d Saml Holloway Secry (Members Present Thorne, T. Mishow, Weston, Bentham, Eggart, Hayne, Moise, P. Wilkinson, Heyward, Wilson, L. Wall, Osborne, S. Holloway, Maine)
  • Image 01
    October 13, 1845 A monthly convention of this institution was held on the afternoon of the above date at the usual place of meeting John Street, at 6 OClock the house was form,d Prayer by President Wilkinson The Secretary and Books being absent on Motion of Messers Butler and Thorne Mr. E Holloway was Requested to act Secretary put and carried, on motion made by messers E Holloway and Paul Wilkinson that all business transacted at this meeting in the absence of the books be consider,d legal. At this juncture the Secretary arrived with the books. the Secretary acting Stated progress of the meeting and Resigned his Seat. The President directed the proceedings of the antecedent to be Read, after which the bill of arrears was call,d the gentlemen present partially settling their dues List of Absentees Call,d over for Result see absentees book Mr. Hayne Reported Verbally Certificates not done Messers P Wilkinson and T Chion moved that members in arrears and written to who have not comply,d with the requisition of the Rules be cut off, which Motion was considered unnecessary or uncall,d for the Rules of themselves being Sufficiently explicit. President Wilkinson inform,d the body of Messers J G Bass J G Thompson E G Cotton H L Heyward and John O McBeth having forfeited their Rights of membership in Failing to comply with Rules Respecting Insolvent members, The President Further Stated that the Rules Still Allowed three months in which time should they come up and pay their dues they will be Reinstated to all their former Rights. The Secretary presented his bill dated Septr. 8, 1845 for one quarters Salary and Stationary ending this dat Sept amounting to one Dollar and Sevinty Five cents $1.75 accepted and passed for
  • Image 01
    Payment their being no other business offered on Motion the house adjourned Saml D Holloway Secretary (Members Present F., E., P. Wilkinson, C., E., S. Holloway, Thorne, E., L. Wall, Osborne, Saltus, Wilson, Smith, G. Glover, Heyward, Maine, Butler, Chion, Bentham, Hayne, T. Mishow, Moise, Eggart, Weston, J. McBeth, R. Mishaw) November 10, 1845 A monthly meeting of this institution was held on the afternoon of the above dated at the usual place John Street, the house was open,d at a Quarter past Four OClock in its usual form with prayer by Treasurer C H Holloway, Proceedings of the anticedent meeting was Read bill of arrears Call,d over and partially Settled, Absentees call,d on for Result See absentees book, Resolution presented Sign,d by Messers T Mishow F Smith P Thorne and P Wilkinson the purport of which is to alter the 14 Rule Relative to widows applying for the benefit of the Society which pass,d its first Reading. The president order,d the polls open,d for the ballotting of Mr. G Meyers letter Mr. James L Wilson arose and stated some particular
  • Image 01
    Objections to the Character said Applicant, their being nothing offer,d contradictory to Mr. Wilson Statement Mr. Chas Holloway moved seconed by Mr. Jas Hayne that the case be taken into consideration and that the polls be closd against said letter untill satisfaction can be given Relative to objections advanced Mr. Hayne Chairman of Committee for Certificates presented the Seal and Reported Certificates not Finish Petition presented in Favour of Mrs. Wood to wit To the President and Members of the Friendly Moralist Society The undersign,d knowing Mrs. Catharine Wood Widow of our late fellow member C H Wood to be in indigent circumstances Desires most Respectfully to bring this fact to your notice, And make application that she be taken on the Bounty of the Society and that the provisions made in Rules for Widows be carried out in her case Most Respectfully Submitted by your Humble Servants E P Wall, L F Wall, W R Osborne, B V Moise Novr 10, 1845 on motion of Messers P Wilkinson and E Wall the same was accepted and the Request of the petitioners granted. Mr. E wall moved Seconded by Mr. J Wilkson that the Charity committee do enquire the names and ages of the Children of the late C H Wood and Report the same. Treasurers Report was Received and Read and on motion of Messers E Wall and P Wilkinson the same was accepted Their being nothing Further [business?]offer,d on motion the house adjourn,d
  • Image 01
    (Members Present 11/10/1845 F., P. Wilkinson, S., E., C. Holloway, Smith, T. Mishow, E., L. Wall, Hayne, Chion, Eggart, Butler, Heyward, Thorne, Saltus, Weston, Kirk, Moise, Wilson, Osborne) December 8, 1845 A monthly meeting of Friendly Moralist Society was held at the Presidents Residence Cummin Street, on the afternoon of the above date, at 5 OCock the house was Formd, prayer by T Mishow. Proceedings of trhe anticedent meeting was Read, bill of arrears Call,d over and partially Settled, Absentees Call,d up For Result see Absentees book, Resolution relative to 14 Rule pass,d its second Reading, was turn,d over to Foreman of Standing Committee for Ballot. Mr. John Weston one of Recommenders to Mr. G Meyers letter arose and Stated Mr. Jas. L Wilson statement given at monthly meeting held Novr 10, 1845 incorrect. Mr. William Bentham another Recommender to said letter arose and Stated Mr. Wilsons statement incorrect and argued in Favour of said letter being put to ballott. Letter from Mr. Augustus Ryan praying for membership was Received and passd its First Reading, Stewards bill for Room Rent For Six months was presented and pass,d for payment Amount Three Dollars $3.00
  • Image 01
    Secretarys bill for one Quarters Salary and Stationary amounting to one dollar and Seventy Five cents $1.75 was presented and pass,d for payment Report from Committee on resolution was presented and on motion of Messers T Mishow and P Wilkinson the same was accepted Mr. Charles Holloway arose and Stated A constitutional objection to the adoption of said Resolution, which was that one of Signers of the Reslolution was in Arrears at the time of Signing Their being a constitutional number of signatures to said Resolution independent to the one object to, the Resolution was adopted Mr. Edward Wall arose and Claim,d the attention of the house and stated his object in so doing was to bring to the notice of society the case of Mr. Gertion Meyers, and argued in Favour of said gentleman in which he said admitting Mr. Wilsons statement correct it was an occurrence of years past since which time the gentleman has by his general Deportment and gentlemanly conduct Render,d himself worthy of notice, he would therefore Request Mr Wilson through Society to withdraw his objection Mr. Wilson Arose and Stated that his intention was to enquire into the gentlemans present manner of living and if he had Reform,d to withdraw his objections, but the Recommenders to the gentleman was disposed to contradict his statement without any warrantee whatsoever, he however is satisfied and do willingly withdraw his objections on motion of Messrs F Wall and P Wilkinson the letter was turned over for ballot, Report from Standing Committee on Mr. Meyers letter was presented and on Motion of Messers P Wilkinson and Smith the same was accepted on motion of Messers Hayne and E Wilkinson the house adjourned to partake of a Treat from our worthy President Francis L Wilkinson
  • Image 01
    (Members Present 12/8/1845 F., P., E. Wilkinson, C., S. Holloway, Thorne, Weston, Moise, Heyward, E., L. Wall, Bentham, Chion, Smith, G. Glover, Saltus, T. Mishow, R. Mishaw, Maine, Bampfield, Osborne, Hayne, J. McBeth, Wilson, Eggart) January 12, 1846 A monthly meeting of the above designated Society took place on the afternoon of the above date at the usual place of meetings John St. At 15 minutes past six OClock Presdt Wilkinson took the chair, and Requested Mr. J. G Bass to partition a throne of grace in SOcietys behalf, the same being done, the Presdt declar,d the house Form,d when the proceedings of the Anticedent meeting was Read bill of arrears Call,d over and partially Settled Mr. J G Bass who being in arrears and had been written to came forward and paid his Arrears infull and made some Remarks on his attachment to Society, and that uncontrolled Circumstances prevented his being as prompt as he wish,d to be in his Obligations to Society. Absentees were Call,d up and for Result see Absentees book
  • Image 01
    Mr. Bass gave notice to Society that he had Received a letter from Mr. Joseph G Thompson, in which he Mr. Thompson Requested Society to be Lenient to him as Regards his dues, and that he would transmit the same by the first safe opportunity. Mr. Hayne Chairman of Committee for Certificates presented Forty Four Certificates and Stated that the balance would be Ready at the next meeting of Society. Letter from Mr. Augustus Ryan pass,d second Reading and was turn,d over to Foreman of Standing Committee for ballot, the Presdt brought the case of Mr. Thompson to Societys notice, in which their arose some argument Messers J G Bass and J W Hayne in Favour of Further indulgence being granted the gentleman by allowing his case to lie over untill such time as he may come to town, And Messers Lancelot F Wall and Edward Holloway in Favour of Rule in which they Stated that Rule granted sufficient indulgence to any member in arrears in allowing 5 months after being notified to come up and pay their dues and that the gentleman has already overleap,d the bounds in Rule in being Suffer,d to Run Twenty nine months they therefore think that Society would be establishing a precedent that would be Regretted by them in time to come were they to grant any further indulgence at this stage on motion made by Mr. and Seconded by Mr. That this meeting do adjourn to Thursday evening 22 inst put and Carried
  • Image 01
    (Members Present P., F., E. Wilkinson, C., E., S. Holloway, T. Mishow, Chion, Wilson, Osborne, E., L. Wall, Hayne, Smith, Bass, Saltus, Heyward, Bentham, Eggart, Moise). January 22, 1846 An adjourn meeting of the above designated Society was held on the evening of the above date at the usual place of meetings, at 7 1/4 OClock Presdt Wilkinson took his seat and declar,d the house Form,d the Chairman of Standing Committee delar,d the Polls open,d to Receive votes for Mr. Ryans letter, Secretary Holloway gave notice that the arrear book was present, and that any of the gentlemen against whom the society had any claims, they had an opportunity of liquedating the same. Report From Committee on Mr. Ryans letter was presented and Read On motion of Messers Thorne and Mishow the same was accepted, Secretary S Holloway gave notice that in Summoning Vice Presdt Butler he Found him very sick, and that he enquired of Mr. Butler whether he should make known his case to Society to which he Mr. butler Reply,d that he did not need any pecuniary assistance form Society but Request that his arrears be stopt during his Sickness the Case of Mr. Joseph G Thompson was again brought to notice of Society, Mr. L F Wall Requested the Rule Relative
  • Image 01
    to Defaulters to be Read which being done, he Mr. Wall Requested the Presdt to give as his opinion of the same, and to decide the case. The Presdt gave as his opinion that the Rule of itself is sufficiently explicit, granting indulgence sufficient to any member in arrears to pay the same. He further states that Mr. Thompson has Fail,d to comply with the extreme provision of Rule Consequently he has forfeited all Rights to membership to Friendly Moralist Society Mr. Job G Bass gave notice that he would at the next meeting offer a protest against the decision of the Presdt Certificates was presented to the Following gentlemen who was in attendance, On Motion the house adjourn to partake of a Subscription Treat of the members (Members Present P., F., E. Wilkinson, E., S., E. Holloway, T. Mishow, Hayne, Smith, Osborne, Moise, Eggart, G. Glover, Thorne, Bass, L. Wall, Heyward, Bentham, Wilson, Bampfield, J. McBeth)
  • Image 01
    February 9, 1846 A monthly meeting of the above named Society was held on the afternoon of the above date. at 5 1/2 OClock Presdt Wilkinson took the chair, and appointed Prayer by Mr. L F Wall, the same being done, the Presdt declar,d the house Form,d. Proceedings of the Anticedent meetings monthly and adjourn was Read, bill of Arrears Call,d and partially Settle,d Absentees Call,d on For Result see absentees book Messers Gertion Meyers and Augustus Ryan Members elect being present the Presdt directed the Rules to be Read to them of which they approv,d sign, the same, and paid the First installment on their initial according to Rule. Letters from Messers Edward J Richards and John Gordon was Received Praying for membership. Pass,d their First Reading, the President Requested Mr. Jas. W Hayne Chairman of Charity Committee to Report Officially in Relation to Vice Presdt Butler who was report,d sick at last meeting Mr. Hayne Stated that he did not Call Mr. Butler consequently he was unable to Report on his Case, Messers Jas Wilson and Paul Wilkinson moved that Mr. Hayne be Fined for neglect of Duty The hour of adjournment having arrived, Messers Edward Wall and Saml Holloway Requested the Presdt to Call an extra Meeting immediately which the Presidt granted and directed the Secretary to Summon the members to the same, which being done the motion was again brought up, Put to the house and carried the Presdt directed that a Fine of 25 cts be charg,d against Mr Hayne for neglect of duty on motion of Messers Wilson and Glover the house adjourn
  • Image 01
    (Members Present 2/9/1846 F., P. Wilkinson, S., C., E. Holloway, Bentham, Heyward, Bass, Chion, Hayne, E., L. Wall, Meyers, Smith, Moise, Eggart, G. Glover, Ryan, Wilson, T. Mishow, Saltus, Osborne) March 9, 1846 A monthly meeting of the above designated Society was held on the afternoon of the above date at the usual place of meetings John Street At 5 1/2 OClock President Wilkinson Partition the throne of grace in Societys behalf and Form,d the house Proceedings of Last meeting was Read bill of arrears Call,d and partially Settled, Absentees Call,d on For Result see Absentees book, Letters From Messers Edward J Richards and John Gordon pass,d their second Reading was turn,d over to Foreman of Standing Committee for ballot. Mr. Edward Wall arose and Requested to know the opinion of Society Relative to a member or members leaving the State, their being no provision in Rule Mr. Chas. Holloway Stated as his opinion that it is a very important Consideration and advis,d that a Resolution be handed in to that effect Mr. wall moved that a Committee be Three be appointed to draft said Resolution and to Regulate the amount of the Quoto of each member leaving the state, the same being seconded was put and Carried, (Committee appointed Chas Holloway Edward Wall Francis A Smith) Resolutions2 was presented Dated March the 9, 46 and Sign,d by Messers
  • Image 01
    Edward P Wall Chas H Holloway and James W Hayne Pass,d its First Reading, For Said Resolution see book of Resolves Mr Jas W Hayne offer,d a protest against the decision of the President Relative to a Fine Levied against him for neglect of duty, which Protest not coming under constitution of Society was Return,d Treasurers Report was Presented and Read and on Motion the same was accepted For Report see Report book. The hour of adjournment having arrived the members were invited to a very fine treat provided by Mr. Paul Wilkinson, (Members Present F., P., E. Wilkinson, C., S. Holloway, Thorne, G. Glover, Meyers, Maine, T. Mishow, Hayne, R. Mishaw, Eggart, E., L. Wall, Bampfield, Heyward, Bentham, Smith Wilson) April 13, 1846 A monthly meeting of the above Designated Society was held on the afternoon of the above date at the usual place of Meetings John Street at 6 1/2, OClock Presdt Wilkinson Offered Prayer in Societys behalf and declared the house Form,d Proceedings of the anticedent meeting was Read, bill of Arrears Call,d over and Partially Settled Absentees Call,d on, for Results
  • Image 01
    See Absentees Book, Report from Committee on members leaving the State not to Return was Received and Passed its First Reading, Letter of application for membership From Mr. Alexander Tardiff was presented and pass,d its First Reading Resolution Relative to Board of Trustees Pass,d its second Reading was turned over to Foreman of Standing Committee for ballot, Mr. Robert Mishaw Arose and inform,d Society of its being his intention to leave the State before their next monthly meeting and Requested some immediate action in his case Report from committee on Messers Gordon and Richards letters was presented and Read and on motion the same was accepted Report from Standing Committee on Resolution Relative to a Board of Trustees was presented and Read and on motion the same was accepted on motion of Messers Wilson and mishaw the house adjourn,d (Members Present F., E., P. Wilkinson, C., S., E. Holloway, Moise, T. Mishow, Chion, R. Mishaw, Saltus, E., L. Wall, Hayne, G. Glover, Osborne, Bass, Bentham, Maine, Eggart, Thorne, Wilson, Ryan, Weston)
  • Image 01
    May 11, 1846 A monthly meeting of the above designated Society was held on the afternoon of the above date, at Seven OClock Presdt Wilkinson addressed the throne of grace in Societys behalf and Delcar,d the House Form,d Secretary Holloway being Absent Mr. Thomas Mishaw was Requested to act in his Stead which Request he comply,d with, Proceedings of the Anticedent meeting was Read bill of arrears Call,d and Partially Settled Absentees Call,d on For Result see Absentees book. Mr. A Tardiff letter pass,d its second Reading was turned over to Foreman of Standing Committtee for ballott. Resolution to meet the Cases of Members Leaving the State pass,d its Second Reading was also turned over for ballott Mr. Edward Richard Member Elect agreeable to invitation appear,d amongst us heard the Rules Read, approv,d of, Sign,d the Same and Paid his First installment report of Committee on Mr. Tardiff letter was Received and on motion Accepted Report of Committee on Resolution was Received and on motion Accepted, for said Reports see Report book, on motion of Messers Glover and P Wilkinson it was Resolved that the Society dine on the annual day the dinner cost each the sum of Fifty Cents Mr Rovert Mc. Mishaw presented a letter informing Society of his intention of leaving the State which was Accepted and the house adjouned
  • Image 01
    (Members Present 5/11/1846 E., P. Wilkinson, E., L. Wall, T. Mishow, Meyers, Moise, C. Holloway, Kirk, Saltus, Hayne, Chion, Thorne, Wilson, Bentham, Maine, E. Richards, Bass, Osborne, Smith, G. Glover, Eggart, Heyward, R. Mishaw) June 8, 1846 The Annual meeting of the above Designated Society was held on the above date, at the usual place John Street. at 11 1/2 OClock through Request Vice Presdt Butler address,d the throne of grace in Societys behalf after Which Presdt Wilkinson congratulated the membership on the Return of Societys Natal Day, and Declar,d the house Formd, Proceedings of Last monthly meeting was Read, bill of Arrears Call,d over and partially Settled, Absentees Call,d on, for Result (see) absentees book. Agreeable to provision made in Rule at 1 OClock the house took a Recess of 30 Minutes to partake of Refreshments. At 1 1/2 OClock the house Resum,d business, by Request Mr. Chas. Holloway arose and in a very able manner, made some Remarks on Societys History, its Origin its advancements, and its present prosperous Condition, after which on motion of Messers Bass and Wilkson the entire membership came Forward and pledge their allegiance to Support the constitution of Society On motion of Messers Jas Wilkson and Robert Mishaw the thanks of Society was tendered through Presdt Wilkingson to Mr. Chas. H Holloway for his able and [dignifd?] Remarks Relative to Society, Which being done
  • Image 01
    Mr. Edward Holloway moved Seconded by Mr. Jas. Wilson that A Committee of three be appointed to draft Sentiments for the Day put and Carried, (Committee appointed Messers Job Bass Phillip Thorne and Jas Wilson) on motion of Messers Mishaw and Glover the Foreman of Standing Committee was directed to open the polls for Election of officers Mr. John Gordon member elect made his appearance, the Presdt directed the Rules to be Read to him of which he approved Sign,d the same and paid his First installment agreeable to Rule. Mr. Daniel Butler Arose and Reported himself Sick Three months, the months of Decr Janry and Febry, and Reported himself convalescent in March. report form Committee on Treasurers Department was Received and On motion of Saml Holloway and P Wilkinson the same was Accepted (For true Copy of said Report see Report Book) Stewards bill for Six months Room Rent was presented and on motion paid. Report form Committee on Election of officers was presented and Read and On motion of Messers Phillip Thorne and Saml. Holloway the same was accepted (for true copy see Report Book) The Presdt then arose an address,d the meeting in which he thanked the Membership for the honor they had conf,d on him by Reelecting him their chief magistrate and concluded in a pledge to Support the Rules of Society and Nothing but the Rules the President then proceeded to inaugurate the officers into the different offices whereunto they were elected Moved by Mr. Jas Wilson and Mishwa that a Speaker be appointed to address the body on the nest annual Day put and Carried On motion of Saml. Holloway and Wm. Osborne E Wall was chosen Secretarys Bill was presented and on Motion pass,d for Payment, at 4 OClock the house adjourn,d
  • Image 01
    (Members Present 6/8/1846 F., P. Wilkinson, C., S., E. Holloway, Moise, Osborne, J. McBeth, Meyers, Smith, T. Mishow, Saltus, Weston, Ryan, Eggart, Wilson, Jno. Gordon, Maine, Butler, R. Mishaw, Bentham, Thorne, G. Glover, Heyward, Bass, E. Richards, E., L. Wall, Hayne, Chion, Cotton) July 13, 1846 A monthly meeting of the above Designated Society was held on the afternoon of the above date at 6 1/2. Mr Bass perform,d prayer, and the Presdt Declar,d the House Formd proceedings of Last Meeting was Read Bill of Arrears Call,d and partially settl,d absentees Call,d on for Result see absentees book, Mr Alexander Tardiff, member Elect Being present, the Presdt directed the Rules to be Read to him, of which he approved Sign,d the same, and paid his First installment agreeable to Requisition in Rule 12th1 Letters from Messers John Barrow and Robert Brodie Praying for membership was Received and pass,d their First Reading, Their being no other business offer,d, on Motion of Messers P Thorne and Jas Wilson the house adjourned
  • Image 01
    (Members Present 7/13/1846 F., P. Wilkinson, S., C. Holloway, Bass, Moise, Thorne, Saltus, Osborne, R. Mishaw, T. Mishow, Eggart, Chion, E., L. Wall, G. Glover, Heyward, Bentham, Ryan, Hayne, Wilson, Tardiff) August 10, 1846 A monthly meeting of the above Designated Society was held on the afternoon of the above date at 5 3/4 OClock by Request Mr. Chas Holloway perform,d prayer, and the Presdt declar,d the house Form,d, Proceedings of the anticedent Meeting was Read, bill of Arrears Call,d and partially Settled Absentees Call,d on for Result see absentees book. Messers Barrow and Brodie letters of Application for memebership pass,d their second Reading, and was turn,d over to committee for ballot Letter from Mr Owen Chatters Applying for membership was Received and pass,d its First Reading, Mr. Phillip Thorne moved second,d by Mr. Paul Wilkinson that when the house adjourn it do stand adjourn untill the First Monday evening in September for the transaction of unfinish,d business, at this Stage the house adjourn by time Limitation
  • Image 01
    (Members Present 8/10/1846 F., E., P. Wilkinson, C., S., E. Holloway, Thorne, Saltus, T. Mishow, Hayne, Weston, Chion, Wilson, L. Wall, Osborne, Bass, Heyward, Jno. Gordon, Smith, G. Glover, Meyers, Eggart, E. Richards) September 7, 1846 An adjourn Meeting of the above Designated Society was held on the evening of the above date at the School Room No. 33 Beaufain St at 8 1/4 OClock the Presdt Declar,d the house Form,d, Report from Standing Committee on letters of Messers Barrow and Brodie was Presented and on Motion of Messers Thorne and Osborne the same was accepted Letter from Mr. Edward Holloway informing Society of his intention of leaving the state with his Family was presented and on motion of Messers C Holloway and P Wilkinson the same was accepted, and the table officers Directed to Carry out the provision made in Rule for such cases Mr. Chas. Holloway mov,d Second,d by Mr. William Osborne that Mr. Bass be Requested to draw a Certificate to be presented to Mr. Edward Holloway as a Compliment (Members Present F., P. Wilkinson, S., C. Holloway, Bass, Thorne, Maine, Saltus, Tardiff, T. Mishow, Osborne, G. Glover, Bampfield, E. Richards)
  • Image 01
    September 14, 1846 A monthly meeting of the above Designated Society was held on the afternoon of the above date. at Six OClock Mr. Chion address,d the throne of grace in Societys behalf, and the Presdt declar,d the house Formd, Proceedings of the anticedent Meetings was Read monthly and adjourn, bill of arrears Call,d and partially Settled absentees Calld on for Result see absentees Book Mr. Bass who kindly offer,d to copy the Rules of Society in the Book presented to them for that purpose by Mr. Edward P Wall, Return,d the same with the Rules Copyd therein, and Stated that he did not Copy them from the original letter for letter Consequently he moved Second,d by Mr. E P Wall that a Committee of Three be appointed to examine the same put and Carried, By appointment of the President the following gentlemen composed said Committee Messers Hayne, Edward Wall, and P Thorne First Quarters Report of Charity Committee was presented by Mr. J Bass Chairman of said Committee by which Report Society Received information of the illness of Brother member Edward G Cotton. Mr R Mishaw moved Seconded by Mr. Hayne that the Report be accepted and the sum of Ten Dollars be allow,d afflicted Brother E G C, for Report see Report Book, Letter of Mr. Owen Chatters passd it second Reading Report from Committee on Rules was presented in which they Certify,d the Rules copy,d in a Correct manner and in a Style Calculated to Reflect Credit on Mr. Bass performance, and highly Beautifying the property of the Society and Recommend that on Hundred Copy of the Rules be printed in Pamphlet Form, and that a Committee of Five be appointed to have the same executed, Mr. Paul Wilkinson moved Second,d by by Mr. G A Glover the acceptance of the Report put and Carried for Report see Report Book By Appointment of the President the Following Gentlemen
  • Image 01
    Compos,d said Committee Messers Bass Edward Walt Charles Holloway Hayne and Phillip Thorne Report from Standing Committee on Treasurers Department was Received and on Motion accepted for Copy of Report see Report Book, The President Directed the necessary arrangement for the members present to draw their turns of sitting up with afflicted colleague E G C which being done and those present having drawd he Drew, for those members that were absent The Secretary then Read the turns out which was Received by the Members Cheerfully On motion the house adjourned (Members Present F., P. Wilkinson, S., C. Holloway, Bass T. Mishow, Heyward, Thorne, G. Glover, Weston, Osborne, E., L. Wall, Chion, Moise, Hayne, E. Richards, Saltus, Tardiff, R. Mishaw)
  • Image 01
    September 18, 1846 An Extra Convention of the above Dsignated Society was held on the evening of above date, at Eight OClock Mr. Francis A Smith address the Thorne of grace, The President in a very Feeling manner Stated the object of Calling the meeting, which was to take into Consideration the Death of our Esteem,d Brother member Edward G Cotton Mr. J G Bass Chairman of Charity Committee presented a Report in which was embrac,d the wishes of the Family of our Deceas,d Brother member, with the Expences attendant on his interment, with time and place of interment Mr. Benjamin Moise moved Second,d by Mr. Henry L Heyward the acceptance of said Report, put and Carried, Unanimously for Report see Book of Reports. Mr. Charles H Holloway Presented the Following Preamble and resolution Preamble Whereas An Allwise providence has seen fit to Remove by Death from our paternal Brotherhood Another Member of the Friendly Moralist Society Mr. Edward G Cotton in whose Death the Society has lost a Valuable Member and an ardent supporter of her Benevolent cause, and a gentleman in whose Character was blended all those traits of moral excellence which tended to endear him to the hearts of all those who had the happiness of an Intimate acquaintance with him, in Order therefore to pay a tribute to his Sacred Memory Be it Resolv,d 1st That in the Death of Mr. Edward G Cotton the Society is Call,d to Mourn the loss of one of her most Zealous Votaries and warm Friends (Members Present F., P. Wilkinson, E., L. Wall, T. Mishow, Heyward, Ryan, Meyers, J. McBeth, R. Mishaw, E. Richards, Chion, Thorne, Tardiff, Maine, C. Holloway, Moise)
  • Image 01
    Resolved 2nd That the members of the friendly Moralist do feel Considerable consolation in the consideration that Mr. Cotton,s Life was that of the Righteous therefore Leaving behind him the Blessed conclusion that his end was peace Resolved 3 that Society Do condole with the Family of the deceased and that a copy of these Resolutions be presented them Resolved 4th That Society Do wear the usual badge of mourning for Thirty Days and a Blank page be Left on Societys Records to his Memory The Foregoing preamble and Resolution having been Accepted, on motion the house adjourn,d
  • Image 01
    In Memory of Edward G Cotton Who Died September 18, 1846
  • Image 01
    October 12, 1846 A monthly meeting of the above designated Society was held on the Afternoon of the above date, at the usual place John Street At 6 1/4 OClock Secretary Holloway gave notice of the absence of the President and Vice, and moved that Mr. Job G Bass be Call,d to the Chair which was Seconded and unanimously concurred in, Mr. Job G Bass acceeded to the Call of the Body And appointed prayer by Mr. Francis A Smith After which the Proceedings of the Anticedent meetings was Read (monthly and Extra) Bill of Arrears Call,d and partially Settled, Absentees Calld on for Result see Absentees book, Report from Charity Committee was presented by Foreman of said Committee in which was embrac,d the amount of expences incurred in the interment of Mr. Edward G Cotton with Receipts Accompanying of Moneys paid for said interment In said Report the Committee States that they conceive the Family of the Decease,d Fit Objects of our commisseration and Recommend that they be authorized to act in the case as the Rule Directs, in Consequence of the inclemency of the weather Their was but few members in Attendance And at the Request of Mr. J G Bass foreman of Committee and the Report was Laid over to a more General Attendance For Report see Report Book Letter of application from Mr. William Moultrie was presented and Read. On Motion of Messers Chas H Holloway and Francis A Smith the House adjourn untill Monday evening 26 inst (Members Present Bass, C., S. Holloway, P. Wilkinson, G. Glover, Smith, Bampfield, Tardiff)
  • Image 01
    October 26, 1846 An adjourn Convention of the above designated Society was held on the evening of the above date, at the School Room Beaufain Street At 7 OClock President Wilkinson took the Chair and Declar,d the house Form,d, Stating that the Regular Monthly Meeting had adjourn,d by Motion, to the present time, with a view of allowing the members elect, (namely Messers John E Barrow and Robert Brodie) another opportunity to come forward and embrace the provisions made in Rule Relative to members Elect There being a pretty general attendance of the members, by Request of Mr. Job G Bass Chairman of Charity Committee the Report from said Committee was again Read and on Motion of Messers G A Glover and Alexander Tardiff the same was accepted. Mr. John Barrow a member elect came Forward as by invitation the president directed the Rules to be Read to him, which being done, he approv,d of Sign,d the same and paid Eight Dollars $8. of his Initiation, Their being no other business offer,s on Motion the house adjourn,d. (Members Present F., E., P. Wilkinson, C., S. Holloway, Moise, Chion, Kirk, E., L. Wall, Thorne, Osborne, E. Richards, Heyward, Jno. Gordon, T. Mishow, Eggart, Hayne, Tardiff, G. Glover, Barrow, Bampfield, Smith, Bass)
  • Image 01
    November 9, 1846 A Regular Monthly meeting of the above Designated Society was held on the Afternoon of the above date at the usual place John Street At 6 OClock. By Request Mr. Jas W Hayne Perform,d the Constitutional Devotions of the Body After which the proceedings of the anticedent Meetings was Read Monthly and adjourn, Bill of Arrears Call,d and Partially Settled Absentees Call,d on for Result See Absentees Book Letter of Application from Mr. William Moultrie was Read the Secon, [ ] the same was handed over to Standing Committee for ballott Mr. J G Bass Foreman of Charity Committee Stated that in the Report of the Committee under Date they Recommended that the Widow Cotton be taken on the bounty on the next Quarter day but would now Request that she be taken on the bounty immediately thereby enabling the Committee to make a Full Report for the Quarter ending Decr whereupon it was moved by Mr. Jas W Hayne and Seconded by Mr. P Wilkinson that Mr. Bass,s Request be granted, and the provisions in Rule be immediately tender,d, put to the house and Carried, Letter of application for membership from Mr. Robert Jones1 was presented and Read, The Committee appointed to have the Rules of Society printed presented the same completed as directed by Society which was in part distributed to the membership. Report from Standing Committee on Mr. Moultries Letter of application for membership was presented and Read, to which Mr. Charles Holloway objected proving the same unconstitutional from the fact of the Foreman of the committee being in Arrears Mr. C Holloway moved Seconded by Mr. A Tardiff that the Report be Return,d to the Committee and they be instructed to open the Polls in a constitutional Form at the next monthly meeting
  • Image 01
    of Society put to the house and Carried, On motion the house adjourn,d (Members Present 11/9/1846 F., P., E. Wilkinson, S., C. Holloway, Hayne, L., E. Wall, Maine, Thorne, Eggart, G. Glover, Tardiff, Weston, T. Mishow, Meyers, Bass, Osborne, Saltus, Chion, Moise, Bentham, Smith, E. Richards) December 14, 1846 A Regular monthly meeting of the above Designated Society was held on the afternoon of the above date at the usual place John Street, By request, Mr. Chas Holloway perform,d the Constitutional devotions of the Body, and the President declar,d the house Form,d, at 5 1/2 OClock. Proceedings of the anticedent meeting was Read, bill of Arrears call,d and partially Settled Absentees Call,d on, for Result see Absentees Book Mr. R Jones letter of application was Read a second time After which the Foreman of Standing Committee was instructed to open the polls for the ballotting for the same, with that of Mr. W Moultrie,s as per motion at last meeting. Second Quarters report form Charity Committee was presented and Read, and on motion of E Wall and P Wilkinson the same was accepted, Letter of Application for membership from Mr. Richard Thompson was presented and Read
  • Image 01
    Letters of application for membership from Messers John Phillip and Robert Bing was presented and Read. Stewards Bill was presented and Read for 6 months Room Rent for the Conventions of the Body Amounting to Three Dollars On Motion of P Wilkinson and E Bampfield the same was accepted, Treasurer,s Second Quarter,s Report was presented and Read, and on Motion of Messers Bass and Bampfield the same was accepted, Treasurer,s Second Quarter,s Report was presented and Read, and on Motion of Messers Bass and Bampfield the same was accepted For Report see Report Book, Report from Standing Committee on the Result of Votes poll,d for Applicants Moultrie and Jones was presented and Read and on motion of Messers Bass and P Wilkinson The same was Accepted, for Report see Report Book On motion the house adjourn (Members Present F., P. Wilkinson, S., C. Holloway, T. Mishow, G. Glover, Moise, Saltus, J. McBeth, Thorne, Jno. Gordon, Maine, E. Richards, Barrow, Kirk, E., L. Wall, Heyward, Bass, Bampfield, Eggart, Osborne, Meyers, Smith)
  • Image 01
    December 28, 1846 An Extra Convention of the above designated Society was held on the evening of the above date at the School Room Beaufain St Secretary S D Holloway being absent and out of Town, by Request Mr M J Eggart acted Secretary, Mr. Job G Bass address,d the throne of grace in Society behalf and the President Declar,d the house Form,d at 7 Oclock. The President then Requested the Foreman of Charity Committee to state the purport of the meeting, when Mr Bass arose and Stated that he Requested a Convention of the Body to inform them of the Death of our deceas,d brother members Child (E G Cotton) the same was Received as information and he Mr. Bass with his Committee was Requested to act as the Rule directs in such Chases, Age of the Child 21 months On motion the house adjourn,d (Members Present F. Wilkinson, C. Holloway, G. Glover, Heyward, E., L. Wall, Bass, Eggart) January 5, 1847 An Extra convention of the Above designated Society was held on the evening of the above date, at 7 OClock by request Mr P Saltus address,d the throne of grace and the Presdt Declar,d the house Form,d, And Requested Mr. Benjamin Moise to State the object of the meeting the same being Call'd at his Request, when Mr Moise arose and Stated that it is his intention to leave the State with his Family and Requested that Society would grant him the provisions of rule in such Cases. Mr. Chas H Holloway moved Seconded by Mr. Phillip Thorne that Mr. Moises information be
  • Image 01
    Deem,d satisfactory and that the Board of Table officers be instructed to carry out the Rule as his been done heretofore put to the house and Carried on motion of Messers Thorne and Paul Wilkinson the house adjourn,d (Members Present 1/5 1847 F., P. Wilkinson, C., S. Holloway, Saltus, Moise, Thorne, E. Richards, J. McBeth, G. Glover, Heyward) January 11, 1847 A Regular monthly meeting of the above Designated Society was held on the afternoon of the above date at the usual place John Street, at 5 3/4 OClock (by Request) Mr. Thos. Mishow perform,d the constitutional devotion of the Body and the Presdt declar,d the house Form,d Proceedings of the anticedent meetings was Read, bill of arrears call,d and partially settled absentees Call,d on for Result see Absentees Book Mr. William Moultrie a member Elect being present as per invitation, the Presdt directed the Rules to be REad to him, which being done, he approv,d of the same and complyd with the Requirements of Rule Messers Thompson John B Phillip and Robert Bing Letters of application was Read the second time and was turn,d over to Standing Committee for Ballott. Report from Standing Committee on the Result of votes poll,d for applicants was presented and Read and on Motion the same was accepted. On motion the house adjourned. Saml D Holloway Secry
  • Image 01
    (Members Present 1/11/1847 F., P., E. Wilkinson, S., C. Holloway, Saltus, T. Mishow, Bampfield, Kirk, Maine, Chion, Osborne, Eggart, E., L. Wall, G. Glover, Weston, Ryan, J. McBeth, Bass, Thorne, Jno. Gordon, E. Richards, Moultrie) February 8, 1847 A Monthly meeting of the above designated Society was held on the afternoon of the above date at the usual place John Street on Charleston Neck at 6 OClock Mr. Phillip Saltus perform,d the constitutional devotions of the Body, After which Presdt Wilkinson took his Seat and declar,d the house form,d, Proceedings of the Anticedent meeting was Read, bill of arrears Call,d and Settled in part, Absentees from meetings call,d on for Result see Absentees book, Steward Glover through the Request of Mr. Myers gave notice of his indisposition on Motion of Messers L F Wall and Kirk the same was Received as information, Letters Applying for membership from the following gentlemen was Received, they being duly Recommended passed their First Reading, (Viz) Messers F C Sasportas Joshua
  • Image 01
    Joshua Mishow Joseph Glover Thos. McBeth and Edward Logan. The Following Letter was presented and Read and on motion of Messers P Thorne and Francis A Smith the same was accepted Charleston Febry 8, 1847 Gentlemen With Feelings of love for your institution suffer me to offer you yours Books that I have in my possession that bears you noble name and may the Motto of the Friendly M Society be stamp,d upon the hearts of its members forever I Remain yours truly Wm R H Hampton To the President and Members of the Friendly Moralist Society Mr. Chas H Holloway mov,d Seconded by Mr. Francis A Smith that a Committee of three be appointed to Receive the Books the same was put to the house and adopted Messers John B Phillip and Robert Bing members elect being present agreeable to invitation. The President directed the Rules to be Read to them, which being done, they approv,d of the same, Subscribe their names to and Satisfied the Requirements of Rules On Motion the house adjourn,d to Tuesday evening Febry 12 1847 February 12, 1847 An adjourn meeting of the above named Society was held on the evening of the above date at the School Room No. 33 Beaufain Street at 8 1/2 OClock the Presdt took his Seat and declar,d the house Formd, the evening being far advanc,d on Motion of Messers Chas Holloway and Geo A Glover the house adjourn,d to Tuesday evening Febry 16, 1847
  • Image 01
    February 16, 1847 An adjourn meeting of the above designated Society was held on the evening of the above date at the School Room Beaufain Street, at 8 OClock the Presdt declar,d the house Formd. The Presdt gave notice that he would appoint the Committee of three to Receive the Books of the Society from Mr. Wm. R H Hampton at the nect monthly meeting of Society. On motion of Messers Glover and Richards the house adjourn,d (Members Present F., P. Wilkinson, Saltus, T. Mishow, E., L. Wall, Maine, J. McBeth, Ryan, E. Richards, Eggart, Phillip, Weston, C., S. Holloway, Heyward, G. Glover, Kirk, Chion, Thorne, Smith, Osborne, Bampfield, Barrow, Bing, Jno. Gordon)
  • Image 01
    March 8, 1847 A Monthly Meeting of the above designated society was was held on the afternoon of the above date at School Room No. 33 Beaufain Street. At 5 1/2 OClock President Wilkinson perform,d the constitutional devotions of the Body and Declar,d the house Form,d The proceedings of the anticedent Meetings was Read Monthly and adjourn, bill of Arrears Call,d and Settle,d in par Absentees Calld on for Result see absentees Book Letters of application for membership from the following gentlemen passs,d their Second Reading viz Messers F C Sasportas, J Mishw, J Glover T L McBeth and E Logan, Jr the same was turn,d over to committee for Ballott, Letter of Application for membership from Mr. Lewis Cabule was presented and pass,d its first Reading. Agreeable to motion adopted at monthly meeting held Febry 8 (Members Present E., F. Wall, F., P. Wilkinson, C., S. Holloway, Heyward, Maine, Moultrie, Phillip, Smith, Jno. Gordon, Bing, E. Richards, Weston, Barrow, G. Glover, J. McBeth, T. Mishow, Bampfield, Kirk, Thorne, Bass, Osborne, Ryan, Saltus, Meyers)
  • Image 01
    the President appointed the Following gentlemen a Committee to Receive the Books of the Society from Mr. W R H Hampton Viz Messers Phillip Thorne Job G Bass and Osborne the purport of which is to Raise the initiation Fee Secry Salary and amount for annual Days Refreshments the same pass,d its First Reading. Treasurers Report was presented and Read on Motion Messers George A Glover and Saml. D Holloway the same was accepted, for Report see Report book Report from Standing committee on the Result of votes Poll,d for Applicants was presented and Read on Motion of Messers Paul Wilkinson and George A Glover the same was Accepted for Report see Report Book at 8 OClock the house adjourn Respectfully Submitted By Saml D Holloway Secry of Friendly M Society April 12, 1847 A monthly meeting of the above designated society was held on the afternoon of the above date at the School Room No 33 Beaufain Street at 5 1/2 OClock Presdt Wilkinson perform,d the constitutional devotions of Body and declar,d the house Form,d (Members Present F. Wilkinson, E., L. Wall, Maine, Chion, Bass, Heyward, S. Holloway, Moultrie, Saltus, Phillip, G. Glover, J. Mishow)
  • Image 01
    The Proceedings of the anticedent meeting was Read bill of Arrears call,d and Settled in part Absentees Call,d on for Result see absentees Book, Mr Jousua Mishow a member elect being present as per invitation. The president directed the Rules to be Read to him which being do he approv,d of Subscribe to and Sign,d the same. A Letter from Mr. Robert M Mishaw was Read in which he offer,d his Resignation, and being out of the state constituted his wife Mrs. Robert Mishaw his legally authorized attorney and Requested the provision of Rule in such cases. for said letter see Book of Letters, Accompanying which letter was a note from Mrs. Mishaw Requesting Mr. Job G Bass to act as her agent in the case Mr. Bass move,d Seconded by Mr. Henry L Heyward that Mr. Mishaws communications be Received and Mrs. Mishaws agent be accepted and that the board of Table officers be instructed to carry out the provision of Rules as has been done heretofore, house adjourn,d at 8 OClock Respectfully Submitted by Samuel D Holloway Secry of Friendly M Society
  • Image 01
    May 10, 1847 A monthly meeting of the above designated Society was held on the afternoon of the above date at the meeting Room Beaufain Street, at Six and a half OClock. by Request Vice Presdt Wall perform,d the constitutional devotions of the body, and the President declar,d the house Form,d, Proceedings of the anticedent meeting was Read bill of Arrears call,d and Settle,d in part, absentees Call,d on for Result see absentees Book Letter of application for membership from Mr. John Mayrant was presented and pass,d its first Reading, Mr. Edward Richards being noted among the absentees from monthly meeting held in April came Forward and Stated that he had no legal excuse to offer, was Fined he paid the same forthwith. Mr. Phillip Thorne Chairman of Committee appointed to Receive the Archieves of Society from Mr. Hampton presented the same, and Report,d verbally that with them Mr. Hampton tender,d his best wishes (Members Present E., P., F. Wilkinson, C., S. Holloway, Heyward, Weston, Osborne, Bass, Hayne, Chion, E. Richards, Eggart, Bing, G. Glover, Saltus, E., L. Wall, Meyers, J., T. Mishow, Maine, Smith, Ryan, Phillip, Thorne)
  • Image 01
    for the future prosperity of the Friendly Moralist Society. Mr. Bass moved seconed by Mr. Thorne that the thanks of Society be tender,d Mr. Hampton for the courtesey extended to them in the action of their books, and further that Mr. Hampton be entitled to membership should he be dispos,d to apply, put to the house adopted, Mr. Bass call,d the attention of the membership to the approaching annual day and Recommend,d that necessary arrangements be made for its celebration, whereupon he Mr. Bass Moved seconded by Mr. Hayne that the Stewards be instructed to furnish a dinner, the cost of which to be one dollar each member, put to the house and adopted, Mr. Thomas Chion being noted absent from monthly meeting held in March Requested the attention of the membership to his excuse, whereupon he stated that as usual he went to the Residence of Mr. Paul Wilkinson on the afternoon of the meeting and found none of the members their, and Receiving no information Relative to the meeting, he resorted to the Residence of the President but their met with no more success, their being left no other alternative he went home, and their found a Summons which had been left by the Secretary in the morning after he had left home on business not to Return untill night, the Summon stated the place of meeting chang,d to School Room it was then too late to attend the meeting On motion of Messers Bass and Saml Holloway the excuse was accepted and Mr. Chion exempted from fine Mr. Lancelot F Wall foreman of Standing committee was instructed to open the polls for the ballotting for of Mr. Cabules letter and the Resolutions before the body, Mr. John B Phillip moved second,d by P Wilkinson that the membership by voluntary contribution furnish a Supper with a view of inviting Mr. Marshall to the same and that a Committee of Five be appointed by the Presdt to tender him the
  • Image 01
    hospitality,s of the Society which motion was put to the house and adopted, by Appointment of the Presdtthe following gentlemen compos,d said committee Messers John B Phillip Edward P Wall Charles H Holloway Robert Bing and George A Glover Mr. George Glover moved Seconded by Mr. Holloway that 50 cts be the contribution of each member for said Supper put and adopted by request of Mr. Glover Messers Phillip and Bing was appointed to assist him in making the necessary arrangements Mr. Lancelot F Wall foreman of Standing committee Reported verbally that agreeable to instructions he had open the polls after the same was closed and the Votes counted, he found he had more votes poll,d [than?] voters consequently would Request that the letter and Resolution be laid over to next meeting of society on Motion the Report was Received and the Request granted at this stage the meeting adjourned by limitation Respectfully Submitted by Samuel D Holloway Secry of Friendly M S
  • Image 01
    June 14, 1847 The annual day Meeting of the Friendly Moralist Society was held on the above date at the usual place beaufain Street. after a prayer by Mr. W Osborne the house was formed ten Minutes before twelve Oclock PM The Proceedings of the last meeting were read. Bill of arrears called over and partly collected. The rules were then read to Mr. F. Sasportas a member elect who approving of them paid his initiatory instalment and subscribed to them, and was duly gratulated by the body on his accession to our membership. A letter of application from Mr. John Mayrant then passed its second reading, and was ordered to ballot. A letter was recieved from Mr. George Marshall, on whom a committee had been appointed to wait and tender an invitation to sup with the body. The Gentleman acknowledged the honor done him in the most flattering terms (Members Present P., F. Wilkinson, E., L. Wall, Hayne, Bass, Eggart, T., J. Mishow, E. Richards, J.? McBeth, Barrow, Ryan, Weston, Osborne, Moultrie, Meyers, Maine, Sasportas, Thorne, Bing, Jno.? Gordon, G.? Glover, Heyward, C. Holloway)
  • Image 01
    and assured the Body that although circumstances prevented his accepting their kind invitation, that he enjoyed in its anticipation what time would utterly fail to erase from his memory and that at home in the old bay state his mind would always actuate him to speak loudly to kindred and friends of in the praise of the F M Society. On Motion of Messers Hayne and Eggart the letter was accepted and ordered to be noted on the proceedings. pursuant to a custom entered upon the last annual day, the house suspended business to hear an address from Vice President Wall. for eloquence of manner it stands most prominent in the annals of our Society, its sentiments most beautiful and teeming with all that would tender the Society's interest and well being, deserves to be cherished in the breast of our every member. [unable] to descant deservedly of its beauties, I would only recommend that the imression of its every feature may be as lasting as its reception was hearty. The House then retired to discuss those matters connected with the stewards department, they being of special interest, and reflecting a great deal of credit on the zeal and ability of our [senior?] Steward Mr. George A Glover. in due time was business resumed. The President then Ordered the Polls to be opened for the Election of officers, and also for the balloting of two letters of application from Messrs Mayrant and Cabeiul and a set of resolutions. M J Eggart then addressed the body against the resolutions, setting forth their disadvantageous bearing on the interest of the Society. Mr. Main replied in favor of them. The Charity Committee,s report was then handed in, for the quarter ending June 14th and on Motion of Messrs Hayne and Hayward was accepted, The Committee having reported that Mr Cagney (under whose tuition the Children of our deceased fellow member E G Cotton are) would not suffer the Children to be examined pursuant to rule It was agreed on motion of Messrs Hayne and Wilkinson that the Children be placed to some other School
  • Image 01
    The Treasurers report was then Handed in, on motion of Messrs Hayne and Wall was accepted. The standing Committees report on the several Elections was then handed in and on motion of Messrs Hayne and Eggart was accepted. Messrs Cabeuil and Mayrant having been duly elected the President ordered them to be written to. The president having informed the President Elect of his having been chose to fill the place in the societys gift which he then occupied duly qualified and installed him into office. which was duly accepted with an appropriate response. The new President then proceeded to qualify and install the gentlemen elected to fill the several offices in the society laying before each the duties incumbent on him. The following officers will serve the society for the year beginning June the 14th 1847: E P Wall, President; F. Smith. Vice; M J Eggart, Secry: C H Holloway. Trease; John Gordon, Robert Bing, Stewards; Standing Committee Thomas Chion, Thomas Kirk, Geo A Glover, Jno McBeth, John Phillips; Charity Committee, J. G. Bass, L F Wall, Thomas Mishow; Trustees P. M. Thorne J W Hayne Augustus Ryan The stewards bill was then hanged in and on Motion accepted. There being no farther business the house on motion adjourned. Respectfully submitted by M J Eggart Secry Cash Collected $25.5[6?] 1/4 cts
  • Image 01
    June 21, 1847 An extra meeting of the society was convened on the evening of the above date, after the usual prayer by Mr. Augustus Ryan the house proceeded to business. The President requested Mr Thos Chion for whose benefit the meeting was called to state its object, upon which Mr. Chion arose and informed the body that it was his purpose to request from the society of her Trustees a loan in the sum of one Hundred dollars, for the Security of which and its interest he would give a bond and Mortgage on real or personal estate whichever the Society would be pleased to accept. Prest Wall then Called the attention of the Body to the rule on the subject, and to the fact that the institution was not a corporate one, her consequent inability to act as an [individual?] and her being obliged to dispose of this portion of her interest in the hands of her Trustees. The President then requested their deliberations on the subject to be conducted strictly in accordance with rule, and also recommending that a Judgment on real estate would be the safest possible investment of the society's funds, Secretary Eggart then moved that the Trustees be authorized to invest one Hundred dollars of the Societys funds in a Judgment on unecumbered real estate. which was seconded by Mr. Geo A Glover. The President informed the Body that the motion was before them for consideration and amendment and that he would leave it open for a lapse of time after which time it was put and unanimously adopted. The Pres't then qualified the trustees and laid before them the confidence of the membership in chosing them for the important trust assigned to them, he begged them to consider that the monied interest of the Society belonged chiefly to the widows her orphans and her sick members and recommended that all of their abilities be exercised in making the safest and most profitable investments of her funds, and concluded by instructing them to act immediately in the case before them. There being no farther business the
  • Image 01
    house on motion of Messrs Hayne and Holloway adjourned Respectfully submitted by M J Eggart Secr'y (Members Present 6/21/1847 Meyers, Chion, Thorne, Saltus, T., J. Mishow, Kirk, Barrow, Ryan, Osborne, Sasportas, R. Mishaw, F., P., E. Wilkinson, Weston, G. Glover, Eggart, Bing, Hayne, Heyward, Maine, E., L. Wall, C. Holloway) July 12, 1847 After a prayer by the President the house was formed at five Oclock. The proceedings of the last Monthly and an extra meeting were read, bill of arrears called over and partly collected, The Treasurer Mr. C H Holloway having been absent on the annual day when his reelection was reported had consequently to be installed at this meeting which was done by the president in an appropriate manner, and responded to accordingly accepting the same. Letters of application from Messrs Cardoza and Chisolm were received and passed their first reading. Mr. John Mayran, a Member elect agreeable to notice given him repaired to this meeting heard the rules read, and approving of the same, paid the required amount into the funds, and was duly received by the Membership. A resolution was handed in purporting to change the time of Meeting from 4 Oclock to 7 Oclock P M in summer to and from half past 5 to six
  • Image 01
    oclock in winter, the house then adjourned the limited time having expired. Cash. Col $9.25 cts Respectfully submitted by M J Eggart Secry. (Members Present 7/12/1847 E. Wall, Eggart, C., S. Holloway, Heyward, Sasportas, Moultrie, F., P. Wilkinson, Saltus, Jno. Gordon, Weston, Mayrant, Chion, T. Mishow, G. Glover) August 9, 1847 A regular Meeting of the F M S was held at the usual place on the above date, at a quarter past five Oclock with the usual prayer by Mr. Chion. The secretary being absent Mr. R Bing was appointed to act. The proceedings of last Meeting were read, bill of arrears called and partly collected, Mr. Cabeuil a member elect present, Heard the rules read and approving of them, paid the Initiatory instalment. and received the gratulations of the membership. The letters of application from Messrs Cardoza and Chisolm passed their second reading. The officers of the standing committee were then qualified, the resolution purporting to alter the time of meeting received its second reading, when Mr. Chas Holloway arose and made some forcible remarks in opposition to the resolution showing in his opinion the injurious effect which the resolution if passed would have on the operations of the Society, after which Mr. F L Wilkinson arose, and said that he concurred with Mr. Holloway on the subject. Vice Pres't F Smith then arose and tendered his resignation to the Body which on motion of Messrs F Wilkinson and Chas. Holloway was accepted
  • Image 01
    The aforementioned resolution being put to Ballot the Committee reported the yeas five and nays eleven therefore lost. There being no farther business the house on motion adjourned. Respectfully submitted by M J Eggart. Secr'y FMS (Members Present 8/9/1847 E., L. Wall, Smith, C., S. Holloway, Chion, Meyers, Heyward, Bing, G. Glover, Cabeuil, Weston, Moultrie, P., F. Wilkinson, Jno. Gordon, Osborne, E. Richards, Saltus, Egart, Hayne, T. Mishow, Barrow, Mayrant) September 13, 1847 A regular Quarterly Meeting was held at the usual place beaufain St. The house was formed by a prayer from Mr. Chion Bill of arrears called over and partly collected, previous to this the proceedings of the last meeting were read. The President then brought before the society the subject, of investing its funds, and recommended to the Society to purchase of the Planters and Mechanics Bank Stock. It was moved by Mr. S D Holloway that the same be taken into consideration, and seconded by Mr. F Wilkinson. put and carried The President then authorized the standing committee to open the polls for balloting for the letters of Messrs Cardoza and Chisolm. The treasurer then gave notice that
  • Image 01
    he could not report on this the regular evening on account of the chairman of the Charity Committee having some orders that he did [ ]. Mr. S D Holloway then arose and said that he deemed it expedient, and moved That the Trustees be instructed to inquire into the safest and most profitable way of investing the funds, seconded by P Wilkinson put and carried. The Prest the Charged the Trustees to act according to the motion. Secretary's bill was then handed in and paid. The Stewards bill handed in and passed for payment. There being no further business the house on Motion of Messrs Glover and Tardiff adjourned. Cash Col. $23. 43. 3/4 cts M J Eggart. Secry (Members Present E., L. Wall, Chion, J., T. Mishow, G. Glover, Ryan, Meyers, Bentham, Tardiff, Weston, F., ?. Wilkinson, Mayrant, Moultrie, S., C. Holloway, Heyward, Bing, Saltus, Smith, Thorne, Hayne, Eggart, Kirk)
  • Image 01
    October 5, [1847] A regular meeting took place on the afternoon of the above date. The throne of grace having been addressed in behalf of the Society by Mr. J W Hayne. The house was called to order at 1/2 past 5 Oclock, the President then appointed Mr. Hayne to act as Secretary in the absence of that officer The proceedings of the Meeting previous were then read Bill of arrears called over and partly collected. The president then ordered the polls to be opened for the balloting for a Vice President and the letters of application for Messrs Cardoza and Chisolm. The report of the Trustees on the investment of the funds was then handed in. Mr. S D Holloway requested to know how the investment was to be made, The rule which conveyed all the necessary information was read for the gentleman, it was then moved by Messrs Cabeuil and Sasportas that the report be accepted which was put and carried. Mr. S D Holloway after being repeatedly called to order by the President was fined for disorderly conduct according to Rule 10th. The standing committee then Reported that in consequence of a vote being polled unconstitutionally the election became null and void. The President recommended the committee to strike out the words became null and void and insert they were unable to report on election which having been done, on Motion of Messrs Myers and Mishow the report was received as information. There being no farther Business the house on Motion of Messrs F & P Wilkinson adjourned. Cas Col' $18. 50 cts M J Eggart Secretary (Members Present E., L. Wall, Hayne, Heyward, Weston, F., P., E. Weston, F., P., E. Wilkinson, Cabeuil, Jno.? Gordon, S. Holloway, Saltus, E.? Richards, Bass, Thorne, Smith, T. Mishow, J.? Mishow Meyers, Mayrant, Sasportas, Bentham, Osborne, Maine, Glover, Barrow, Chion, Eggart)
  • Image 01
    November 8, 1847 A Regular monthly meeting of the above Society was held at the house of Mr P. M. Thorne by Request Mr C. H Holloway addressed Prayer in behalf of the Society, at 25 minutes after six oClock, The President calld the house to order and Proceeded to business. The Secretary being absent Mr L. F. Wall was appointed to act in said office Proceedings of the last meeting was Read Bill of arrears call'd and Partly collected list of absentees at Previous meetings calld Letters of application for membership from Messrs F. P. David and R Gordon Received their second Reading The Standing committee was ordered to open the Polls for the Balloting for a Vice President and application for Membership from Messrs H. J. D. Cardozo, W Chisholm F. P. David and R Gordon the Chairman Requested the appointment of a Member to serve in the Place of one of his members of committee Who was in arrears The Chair appointed Mr Osborn A Bill for one Quarter Tuition and eight months pens & ink to Misses Theodora & Charlot Cotton from Mr Cagney was Read and Passd for Payment amount $7.00 Moved by Mr C. H. Holloway [Second] (Members Present E., L. Wall, Ryan, Smith, Heyward, S., C. Holloway, Bing, P., F. Wilkinson, G. Glover, Osborne, J., T. Mishow, Weston, Bass, Kirk, Barrow, Meyers, Moultrie, E. Richards, Jno. Gordon, Saltus, Thorne, Chion, J. Mayrant)
  • Image 01
    by Mr F. Wilkinson that the Treasurer furnish himself at the expence of the Society with an Expence Book Put and adopted Mr Thos. Chion Chairman of Standing Committee Presented a Report on the Elections and the Report of the Treasurer which was Read, Mr G. A Glover stated that he Refused to sign the Report on the Elections in consequence of some unconstitutional Votes being Polld. The President stated that when he handed the report to the Secretary to be read he did not perceive that it was signed by only Two of the Standing Committee. A Debate arose in which Mr. C. H. Holloway Paul Wilkinson and W. Osborn conteded that as Three members of the Standing committee conduct[ed] the Election two of That Three was sufficaint to make a Report On the other side Messrs L. F. Wall Thos. Meshow and P. M. Thorne contended that the Rules acknowledges a Standing Committee consisting of Five Members, Two of said committee was a manority of the same and consequently not constitutionally sufficient to Report The President Decided that as in the 2nd Rule it is authorised that a standing committee of Five shall be Elected, and in 7th Rule said standing committee shall manage Elections. It is plain and simple that all Reports from said committee must come from the entire committe or its constitutional Representitive a magority of the same Three members of the committee do not transact the duties as the committee, but as the Representitives of the same and being sufficient to Report on the duties Preformed. Two of a committe of Five is a manority and certainly cannot Present a Report only in cases where they differ
  • Image 01
    in opinion from the magority and Present a manority Report in explination of their View, which is generally Received as information, but never under any consideration adopted as a Report of the committee Moved by Mr C. H Holloway second by Mr W Moultrie that the house go into committee of the whole on the Report Ruled out of order by the Chair. Moved by Mr C H Holloway second by W. Moultrie that the vacancies in the standing committee be filld and the Report Referd to them with instruction to Report forthwith. Rules out of order as being Irrelative to any Precedince. Mr. C. H Holloway wrote the following and after Procuring signers Presented it without date We the undersigned do appeal from the decision of the President on the Report of the applicants for Membership &c Saml D Holloway, F L Wilkinson, E J Richards, C. H. Holloway, Wm. C Moultrie. The President Ruled it out of order first because the Paper failed to state any grounds for an appeal, Second because the President did not decide on any Report of the applicants for membership &c moved by Messrs F. L. Wilkinson & Weston that the meeting stand adjourn'd over to Wednesday Evening put & lost, moved Messrs G Glover and L. F. Wall that the house adjourn put and carried L. F. Wall Sec pro tempore
  • Image 01
    Nov. [15?], 1847 An extra meeting of the F M Society was held on the evening of the above date at the Residence of Mr [Paul?] Wilkinson at 6 1/2 oclock President Wall took the chair and stated that the meeting had been call'd at the instance of Messrs C H and S D Holloway and in the absence of the Sec Requested J G Bass in that capacity ' the Books of the Society not being at the place of meeting some discussion arose of the Legality of the then presant meeting to reconcile matters it was moved by Mr S. D Holloway and Glover that the proceedings of this meeting be considered in order carried. The gentlemen by whose request the meeting was call'd stated thier object to be the disposal of the Standing Committee's report in order that the members elect be summoned to next meeting The Report was Read to which was annexed the name of Mr Glover and a note stating his reasons for not signing the same at Last meeitn. Messrs P. Wilkinson, C H Holloway and S D Holloway here contended that Mr Glover had no right to annex his name after the report had become the society's, and condemn'd the President for allowing Mr Glover to do so. Mr J G Bass endeavoured to shew that without 3 names (ie a majority of the connittee the report could not be legally received by so[ci?]ety He Thought Mr Glover justifiable as a minority of that committee to state the reasons which influenced his action on motion the report was accepted the adoption of the report. Mr P Thorn was Qualified
  • Image 01
    as Vice President to which [office?] [ ] declared him elect[ed?]. The President brought to the notice of this house two errors he had detected in the Treasurer's report presented at the monthly meeting Nov 8th 1847, and advised that the house returned the same to the committee for reexamination. Mr Holloway Treasurer admitted one of the errors or at least the likelihood of it but charged that the other was the of the Presidents own creation in as much as he the President altered the date of an order to make his charge appear good *The President positively asserts that he did not give the Treasurer an order for one of the sums which he says in his Report was paid away the Prest. and J G Bass on the other ' Mr Chion the chairman requested to have the report returned to the committee for examination Messrs Bass and F L Wall moved that the request be granted. Motion lost. On motion the Society adjourn'd after a motion had prevailed that the Society Sup at the next meeting being the semi-annual J. G. Bass Sec. Pro-tem (Members Present E., L. Wall, C., S. Holloway, Thorne, Saltus, Chion, T., J. Mishow, Kirk, Ryan, Smith, Heyward, Bing, F., P. Wilkinson, G. Glover, Osborne, Weston, Barrow, Mayrant, Meyers, Moultrie, E. Richards, Jno. Gordon, Bass)
  • Image 01
    December 13, 1847 A regular monthly meeting of the society was held on the above date at the residence of Mr F Wilkinson. at half past 5 O'clock the house was formed after a prayer by Mr. F L Wilkinson. The proceedings of the previous Meetings were then read, the Bill of arrears called over and partly collected. Messrs Cardoza, Chisolm and Gordon Members elect, appeared at this meeting, heard the rules read and approving of them paid the required initial fee, and received the usual gratulations of the membership. Mr. Cardoza previous to signing the rules addressed the body at some length, expressing most fluently the high consideration he felt for the body, and giving the most satisfactory evidence of this approval of the rules. Mr. S D Holloway then arose, and questioned the constitutionality of a fine which was levied against him, for disorderly conduct, The gentleman requested the rule to be read which bore on the subject, and said that he had not been reported out of order by the stewards pursuant to rule. the report of the Charity committee was then handed in and read on motion of Messrs Eggart and Cardoza was accepted Mr. C H Holloway then protested against some of the proceedings of the regular meeting previous Mr. Holloway [denied?] moving that the house go into committee of the whole, on the report of the standing committee, Mr. T Mishow then arose and said that Mr. C H Holloway did make such motion. on Motion of Mr. J G Bass seconded by Mr. Richard the house adjourned
  • Image 01
    Cash collected $26 62 1/2 cts M J Eggart Sec'ry (Members Present 12/13/1847 E. Wall, F., E. Wilkinson, Bentham, J., T. Mishow, Chion, E. Richards, Bing, D.? Richards, Meyers, Bass, S., C. Holloway, R., Jno. Gordon, Cardozo, Chisholm, Moultrie, Osborne, Saltus, Eggart) January 10, 1848 A monthly meeting of the Society was convened on the above date at the residence of Mr. P M Thorne, the throne of Peace was addressed in behalf of the society by Mr. F L Wilkinson. The house being formed the proceedings of the last Meeting was read, bill of arrears called over and partly collected. the Treasurers report was then handed in and read and on motion of Mr. F Wilkinson seconded by M J Eggart was adopted. Mr. F L Wilkinson then moved that the Widows be allowed a cord of wood each and all the expenses be paid by the Society , seconded by Mr. Myers put and carried. There being no farther business the house on Motion of Messrs Wilkinson and Bass adjourned Respectfully submitted by M. J. Eggart, Sec. F M S. (Members Present Eggart, E. Wall, C., S. Holloway, Jno. Gordon, Mayrant, Meyers, J., T. Mishow, F. Wilkinson, thorne, Chion, Weston, Cabeuil, Chisholm, Moultrie, Bass, Glover, Osborne, Saltus)
  • Image 01
    February 14, 1848 A Quorum being present at a Quarter before 7 O'Clock. The President Requested Mr T Meshow to perform prayer, after which he declared the meeting formed. Proceedings of the last meeting Read. Bill of arrears call'd and partly collected Letter of application from Mr. Wm. Gordon Received 1st Reading The President stated that one Quarter Tuition for the wards of the Society Messes Theodore and Charlotte Cotton was due on the 17th ult and Recommended that the Charity committee be authorised to procure from the President hereafter an Order for the amount of their Quarter Tuition as it becomes due. The sence of the house was taken and the Recommendation unanimously adopted no further business being offerd the meeting adjourd to partake of a Treat given to the Society By Mr F. L. Wilkinson cash collected $7.50 M J Eggart Secretary (Members Present E., L. Wall, Thorne, Eggart, T., J. Mishow, E., F. Wilkinson, S., C. Holloway, Chion, Heyward, Cardozo, Moultrie, Mayrant, Barrow, Maine, E. Richards, Weston, Meyers, Osborne)
  • Image 01
    March 13, 1848 Meeting opened with a prayer by Mr. F. L. Wilkinson A Quarum being present. The president Declared the meeting formed. The secratary being The president appointed Mr L Cabuel Secy protem Proceeding of last meeting Read. bill of arrears called And partly collected Letter of application for Membership from Mr. W. M. Gordon Recd second Reading -- Mr. T. Mishow Informed the society that M. r. T. Chion is very sick Received, as information The President directed the standing committee to open the Poll for the bollotting of Msrs Nelson's & Gordon's application for Membership and appointing To assist standing committee Messrs. Jas. Wilson W. Moultry & P. Wilkinson report of Standing committee declaring Messrs. J. Nelson & Wm. Bentham Letter of application from Mr. J. Clark presented & passed 1st Reading Report treasurer presented read & accepted on ' By Motion of L. F. Wall & H. Heyward adjourned to partak of a treat given to the society by prest E. P. Wall L. Cabuel Sec. protempre {Cash collected $1[6.?] 75 (Members Present E., L. Wall, Thorne, F., P. Wilkinson, Bentham, Heyward, Moultrie, Cabeuil, Saltus, R., Jno. Gordon, Cardozo, G. Glover, T.? Mishow, S. Holloway, Mayrant, Barrow, Smith, J. McBeth, Osborne, E. Richards)
  • Image 01
    April 10, 1848 A regular Meeting of the Friendly Moralist Society was held at the school room beaufain St. on the above date The meeting was open as usual with prayer. Mr John Nelson a Member Elect attended this Meeting pursuant to rule heard the rules read and approving of them paid the sum of ten dollars and was duly admitted a member of the body. There being no farther business on Motion of Messrs Bentham and Mishow the house adjourned. M F Eggart Secry. (Members Present F. Wilkinson, Bentham, Saltus, Tardiff, Moultrie, Cabeuil, G.? Glover, T., J. Mishow, Cardozo, Heyward, Barrow, Mayrant, Eggart) April 19, 1848 The Meeting was opened with a prayer from Mr. C Holloway The President Called upon Mr. John McBeth to state his object for convening the Society. upon which Mr. McBeth arose and informed the body of intention to leave the state, and that he wished to obtain the benefits of rule provided for such cases, Mr. C Holloway moved that Mr. McBeth's information, be received, and That the Table officers do pay him his quota, Which was seconded by F Wilkinson put and Carried. Mr. McBeth having been in debt to the Society two dollars and seventy five cents paid the same in full, business being ended the house adjourned M F Eggart Secry (Members Present E. Wall, C., S. Holloway, Thorne, F. Wilkinson, T. Mishow, Moultrie, Heyward, Bing, J. McBeth, Eggart)
  • Image 01
    May 8, 1848 A regular Meeting of the society was held on the above date at the school room beaufain St the house was after a prayer by the president at 7 Oclock precisely the president then ordered the proceedings of the last meeting to be read which was done accordingly the bill of arrears was then called over and partly collected there being no further business the house on motion of Messrs Wilson and Bentham adjournd M. J. Eggart, Secry Cash collected $3.50 (Members Present E. Wall, Thorne, Wilson, Moultrie, F. Wilkinson, S. Holloway, Bentham, T., J. Mishow, Eggart)
  • Image 01
    June 11, 1848 The annual Convention of the Friendly Moralist Society Was held at Mr Thornes Boundary Street June 11th, 1848 The house was formed at half past eleven O Clock with prayers by Mr. C. H. Holloway the president then addressed the meeting Congratulatory of the occasion at the conclusion of which he gave notice of his determination not to be A Candidate for Reelection. proceedings of the anticedent meeting was read Bill of arrears called and settled in part Absentees was called on for Result see absentee Book. The President gave notice of [14?] dollars twentyfive cents collected April 10 and is turned over to the body and to be included in this days receipt returned by acting Secratary Cabuele also 3 dollars and fifty cents Collected the 8 of May returned by secratary Eggart Secratary Eggart then addressed the Society at the conclusion of Which it was moved by [J?] Wilson and Cardozo that the thanks of the society bee tendered to secratary Eggart which adopted Moved by J. W. Hayne and T. Cabuele that the society Request A copy of Mr. Eggarts address and that it bee Recorded on societys proceedings put and carried Messrs P. Wilkinson and Orsborne was appointed by the chair to serve on the standing Committee Mr. S. D. Holloway then addressed the president and members relative to A fine imposed in october. Mr. Holloway said that the fine was unconstitutional and that he merely insist on the Legal conduct of business therefore would take the sense of the house as to whether his conduct was such as to Justify the legality of the fine or not the president then Read Rule the 3 and explained the same it was then moved by R. P Main that Mr. Holloway bee excused of the fine and that so much of the
  • Image 01
    proceedings as relates to his conduct being disorderly bee erase form proceeding book the president objected to the motion stateing that it embraced two objects and therefore called for an Appeal Mr. W. R. Osborn then arose and sustained the motion for awhile When on motion of F. L. Wilkinson and Cardozo Mr. H. was excused of the fine the stewards Bill was then read and passed for payment Secratary Bill was read and passed for payment Treasurer Report was then handed in when on motion of F. L. Wilkinson and F. P. Main it was adopted. Report from the standing Committee was then presented when on Motion of F. L. Wilkinson and T. Mishow it was adopted. A Letter of application from Mr. Edward Logan was presented and read The president then Qualified and installed the president Elect who responded accordingly and then proceeded to Inaugurate the diffirent officers into the office Whereunto they were elected Appropriate Responses from officer elect and the usual congratulation from the Membership were Reciprocated the officers then took their seat. Moved by F. L. Wilkinson and E. P. Wall that the new president treat to some segars put and Carried at this stage the house adjournd on motion of E. P Wall and Cardoza
  • Image 01
    The following officers Were Elected to serve for the ensueing year: President P. M. Thorne; Vice, M. J. Eggart; Secratary, F. P. Main; Treasurer, C. H. Holloway; Standing Comt., T. Chion, Chair, P. Wilkinson, H. L. Heyward, W. Moultrie, J. Weston; Charity Committee, F. L. Wilkinson, Chair, F. A. Smith, J. Mishow; Stewards, J. Barrow, J. Maran Respecfully Submitted by F P Main Secry (Members Present E. Wall, Throne, Eggart, C., S. Holloway, Maine, Barrow, Meyers, Smith, Weston, T., J. Mishow, Hayne, Cardozo, Bentham, Kirk, Mayrant, Moultrie, Heyward, F., P. Wilkinson, Cabeuil, R. Gordon, Osborne, Wilson, Maine, Ryan)
  • Image 01
    Address [ ] the white mans contumely[4] and the black man of necesity places us in a middle ground. these are facts which indicate in the plainest manner the position in which we should stand to Each other, they tell us with trumpet tongued Eloquence that like Ancient Israel, we can lay claim to no spot on Earth they tell us that Israels god must point out the promised land. A land untainted by the prejudice of the white man or the deepest hate of our more sable brethren. How hard to bee understood aye almost impossible is it to Comprehend what nature had assignd us for. utter extinction seems to bee our inevitable doom, whether in the white or black races is alike palsying to the soul of the coloured man, this "this" of all other is the most powerful argument. this this, of all others should increas our unanimity of sentiment. An Amalgamation of the races produced us its results and this is the Whirpool which threathens to swallow us upon entirely. {5} Can nature have designed us for this, if so the white and black races are purged of an excressence the shooting out of which benifits the [parent?] stock. But this cannot bee. excrescencies have no living in themselves, superfluous and montrous productions they draw an unwelcome existence from their Originals. But ours is gods own image, in our nostrals is his breath. our capacities mental and physical are as good as either of the races, their is naught that we lack as people but A unanimity of sentiment A
  • Image 01
    thousand times greater than it now is. It is perhaps A strange subject upon which I am harping, it may be considered A Field of Arguments unsuited to the occasion, but the occasion which brings us together on this day directs my thoughts in this chanel, this is our natal day, the formation of societys are steps towards our union as A people, What though this nationality is confined to the narrow limits of our neighourhood why their is in it that speaks of greater things, there is that in it that says the march is onward, Education has commenced that which in its more powerful developements will bee consumated. And again, the position of our people wherever they are to bee found has directed my thoughts in this channel, hemed in by unsinking prejudice on the one hand, and by foul hate on the other, whither shall we fly, no spot on earth where the colored man is to bee found is clear of it Heyti as it was and Heiti as it now is, proves the inevitable result of A union of the black and colored races, Many of our people are now on thier way to the Liberian Republic, anticipateing that liberty which is to bee desired by every man, But Alas, ere yet the bark that bore them from these shores had half reached its destination, the news reaches us of the masecre of hundreds of our people by the heytian blacks, And that too is sanctioned by the President of the Republic. This is encourageing to colored men Advocates of liberia, it seems
  • Image 01
    to me loudly to warn them what they must expect, Refe[rr?] to the correspondent of the new york Herald, [I tire?] you fellow members but the subject is at heart, it is all absorbing, would to god its intricacies were more deeply considered by the experienced and able minded of our people, would to god that of all subjects, apart from the constitutional business discussed at our Monthly Assemblages, that this was the most prominant And now we would briefly suggest some means of rendering our society more generally and disinterestedly useful, we can considder them now none other than A kind of saveing fund, the interest of which accrues to its patrons in case of sickness or after death. there is not one spark of benevolence or christian philanthrophy to bee found in our constitution A man in case of sickness or death receives that which he has deposited to meet those emergencies. this is indispensably necessary I dare not condemn it, the fact of my being hand and heart Amongst you is sufficient Evidence that I do not, but when I consider the number of our people whose circumstances debars them the priviledge of intermingling with us, Most sincerely do I wish that A single clause in our rules provided for the consideration of these needy subjects, even though the use of our funds for this purpose bee precluded, the Joint action of the society is the grand desideratum, in short the consideration provided by rule for such cases would bee the cause A willing Assesment from the members the glorious effect.
  • Image 01
    Fellow Members of the Friendly Moralist Society, consider this subject it would bee worthy indeed of our very young but no less usefull institution, such actions would bee emblazened on the escutchen of our societys usefullness bright as the noon day sun imperishable as Eternity. And there is another scheme which seems to me to demand the combined forces of our several societys, in short A society of societies to carry out its object. this is Education, it is our life our sun our shield. Withdrawn from us the bright rays it shed around and worse then Agean darkness will encompass us, it is very certain that the Amelioration of our race can never bee Effected, that no steps will bee made towards its consumation untill all of us have advanced in in the great art of looking beyond ourselves and those immediately connected with us, to the welfare of our people generally. And what but Education raises us Above the level of the slaves, in this land the ignorant and degraded are taken as the Representatives of our people, if this class would bee enlightend by the Po[w?]er of Education how much more vived how much brighter would the line of seperation bee betwen us and the slaves, it would bee so bright that it would
  • Image 01
    Eventually triump over the prejudice of the white man, and this can only bee effected by the joint effort of every man in the community. it is presumed that five or six hundred dollars per annum would support a teacher capable of instructing children, surely our community can rais this much yearly for such A purpose, What though it required some sacrifices on our part most cheerfully should we make them, let ur reflect that by so doing we add bone and sinew to our strength as A people Let us consider that we drive depravity and ignorance from amongst us and rais up in their their stead Intellectual and Moral worth. And again the Recipients of these benifits must eventually fill our places and mete out to others what has been measured to them. Let our several societies take their part in this great moral Reformation, Each body educateing besides its own Incumbents as many children as the strength of its fund will admit. So far my inexperience can perceive this is the only means by which we can dispel the heavy cloud that hangs upon our political horizon. Knowledge is power it is A power not to bee limited, but can bee brought to bear against any Obstacle, or surmount any difficulty. Let us seek diligently to obtain it ourselves,
  • Image 01
    and by every means in our reach to dispence it to every one bearing our mark upon their foreheads The above is certified to bee a true Copy of the Original By Francis [Pear?] Main Secretary of F. M. Society July 10, 1848
  • Image 01
    July 10, 1848 A Regular Monthly meeting of the Above Designated Society was Convene on the Above date, at the Residence of Mr. Thorne Boundary Street. the House was formed at 1/4 past 6 Oclock with prayers by Mr. F. L. Wilkinson proceedings of the anticedent meeting was read. Bill of Arrears cal d and settled in part. Absentees were cald on for Result see Absentees Book. Letter of Mr. Logans past 2 reading the President then directed the poles to to bee opened for the Ballo[t?]ng of said letter. But in consequence of their not being A constitutional number of members present the Election was thereby retarded. A debate then arose in which the membership participated generally. The purport of said debate was to elicit A more clear elucidation of that portion of the rule, Relative to the balloting of Letters Mr. P. Wilkinson argued that in his opinion the rule were not to bee so construed as to require the Immediate presence of 2 thirds of the membership during the ballot. But that their presence at the meeting were all that the rule required. Mr. Alexander Tardiff then replied in the opposition, stateing that in his opinion the rule were too authoritative and clear on that head to admit of any misconstruction from its primitive meaning
  • Image 01
    Refference were then made to proceeding to find A precedent derogatory to the Above Quoted portion of the rule but they were none found. consequently the rule remain in its primeval form Mr. John Clark A member Elect pursuant to Invitation came forward the rules were then read and he approveing of them, Subscribed thereto and paid five dollars the first instalment of his Initial fee At this stage the house Ajournd by Limitation Respecfully Submited by Francis P. Main Secry of th[e?] F. M. Society (Members Present Thorne, E., F. Wall, C., S. Holloway, Eggart, Jno., R. Gordon, Saltus, Meyers, Osborne, E. Richards, G. Glover, Maine, Tardiff, Bentham, Weston, F., P. Wilkinson, T., J. Mishow, Mayrant, Ryan)
  • Image 01
    August 2, 1848 An Extra Convention of the above designated Society was convene on the night of the Above date at the usual place Boundary street The house was formed at 8 Oclock with prayers by Mr. T. Chion. The President then presented A letter from Mr. Job G. Bass stateing his determination to leave the State of south Carolina and relinquishing all further claim to Membership Agreable to the constitution of the society Made and provided in such cases praying also that his Quota of funds bee paid over to Mr. J. W. Hayne Who is his legal Attorney to receive and give receipt for the same to the society. Moved by Mr. E. P. Wall Seconded by Mr. F. A. Smith that the letter bee accepted and that Mr. Bass receive [7/8?] of the quota of A Member agreable to the established custom of the Society and that the contents of said letter bee recorded on the Journals of Society put and carried for true copy of letter see letter Book the said gentleman received $13.37 1/2 cts as the amount of his quota and owing $1.50 to the Society Which was accordingly deducted from said Amount and receipt given on Societys Book. Cash collected as arrears from Mr. G. A. Glover 25 c on motion of Messrs Chion and Messers the house adjournd
  • Image 01
    Respecfully Submitted by F. P. Main Secry of the F. Moralist Society (Members Present Thorne, Eggart, Maine, C. Holloway, Bing, Osborne, Smith, F., P. Wilkinson, Barrow, Saltus, Meyers, T., J. Mishow, Chion, G. Glover, Ryan, Clark, E. Wall, E. Richards, Jno. Gordon)
  • Image 01
    [August] 14, 1848 A Regular Monthly Meeting of the Above designated Society was convene on the Above date at the usual place Boundary street the house was formd at A 1/4 to 7 Oclock with prayers by Mr. C. H. Holloway Proceedings of the past meetings both regular and Extra was read. Bill of Arrears was cald and settled in part Absentees were cald on for result see Absentees book the president then directed the poles to bee opend for the balloting of Mr. Edward Logan letter which was done accordingly. Moved by Mr. Thomas Mishow Seconded by Mr. George A Glover that all the rolle books of the society bee collected together and that Mr. Bentham name bee inserted were it properly belongs together with the others, put and adopted. A committee of three was appointed to act said committee appointed Mr. Thomas Mishow Mr. E. P. Wall and J. W. Hayne. Mr. F A Smith Reported Mr. Thomas E. Bampfield sick And recommended that the society carry out its provision in his case. received as information. The president then stated to the body that Treasurer C. H. Holloway requested the lone of the surplus fund of the society which the board of trustees were authorised to invest. Mr. J. W. Hayne made some brief remarks in favor of granting the Treasurer request. Mr. L. F. Wall replied to Mr. Hayne remarks and stated the propriety of having satisfactory securety &c &c stateing also that the remarks advanced was
  • Image 01
    premature in as much as it failed to state the terms upon which the lone was to bee granted. Mr. Hayne argued that the integrity of the treasurer were sufficient securety. Mr. E. P. Wall claimd the floor and stated that the same principle bee carried out in this case as in the case of Mr. Chion. he also stated the propriety of harmonious action, as the question at the issue involved the interest of the Members generally. it was then moved by Mr. J. L. Wilson second by Mr. E. P. Wall that the subject bee laid over untill the board of trustees bee informed relative to the manner in which the lone can bee granted. put and adopted. Mr. S. D. Holloway then started that the remarks made by the gentlemen touched upon his feelings, being A brother of the treasurer nevertheless. it was useless for him to comment upon the character of the gentleman whose well known Integrity is A sufficient safeguard against any Invasion. The insinuation of some of the members to the contrary notwithstanding The Report from Standing Committee on election was handed in and on Motion of R. Gordon and F. L. Wilkenson the same was accepted The house then Ajournd on motion of F. L. Wilkinson and E. P. Wall
  • Image 01
    and partook of A festival prepaird for the occasion by F. L. Wilkinson which was agreably enjoyed by the Membership Respectfully Submitted by F. P. Main Secretary of the F. Moralist Society (Members Present Thorne, Eggart, Maine, C., S. Holloway, Tardiff, Mayrant, G. Glover, J., T. Mishow, Smith, Hayne, Chion, F., P., e, Wilkinson, Meyers, Clark, Barrow, Wilson, Bing, Nelson, Bentham, Ryan, Saltus, Osborne, L. Wall, Heyward, R. Gordon, E. Richards)
  • Image 01
    August 22, [1848] An Extra meeting of the Above Designated Society was convene on the night of the Above date. the House was formd at 8 oclock with prayer by Mr. J. W. Hayne. Mr. James L. WIlson then stated the object of A motion Made by him at the previous meeting which was to the effect that the subject then under discusion be laid over for further consideration in order to allay the excitement growing out of the proposition made by the President to the society in behalf of treasurer C. H. Holloway for the lone of its funds. at the conclusion of these remarks Mr. Wilson made the following motion Seconded by Mr. E. P. Wall. That the President do and are hereby authorised to present imediately an order on the treasurer for the funds. And the Board of trustees do proceed forthwith to Invest the same in shares of the planters and Mecanicks Bank According to Motion adopted already by the Society at the meeting 5 of Octr 1847 The motion was then put and adopted Previous to puting the motion Mr. C. H. Holloway beg leave to state to the Society the reason which influenced him in Making the Request through the Chairman of the board to the body for the lone of its funds he stated that if he could have got the money at 6 pr cts interest and he get 7 pr cts it would yield him but the small income of one pr cts, yet in A long run it would bee of
  • Image 01
    some small advantage to him Which on the other hand the Society would bee geting 6 pr cts regularly and with more certainty than by an Investment made in Bank stock which would bee subject to great fluctuation -- In View of these facts continued he the man must bee of small mind or of Plebian Origin that would impute anything dishonorable to his Motive in making the request. No high minded man says he would bee guilty of so base an inference I. E. He therefore requested the society to obliterate from its proceedings so much as relates to his requesting the lone of its funds -- He further gave notice to the body that he would retire in order to give full scope to discussions, growing out of the subject then under consideration It was then moved by Mr. J. W. Hayne Seconded by Mr. F. L. Wilkinson that the Society do grant the request of Mr. Holloway in obliterateing from its proceedings so much as relates to his proposition for lone previous to puting the motion Mr. E. P. Wall stated the Impropriety of defaceing the Book as their was nothing thirein containd disreputable to the gentlemans Character Mr. Hayne replied to Mr. Wall and stated the necesity of granting
  • Image 01
    Mr. Holloways request Mr. Wilson Here beged leave to inquire wheather that portion of the proceedings relative to Mr. Chions application for lone were obliterated from the proceeding Book And receiving A negative Reply Mr. Wilson then proceeded to show that it would bee Incompatible with the genious of our Institution to discriminated betwen the relative merit of her members in such A case as this. Mr. Hayne replied to Mr. Wilson remarks and in A very forcible manner dwelt upon the Magnanimity of ther gentleman and the expediency of granting his request. Mr. E. P. Wall then read that portion of the rule relative to the president duty in ordering the proceedings of each meeting to bee read at the subsequent meeting and stated that if A portion of it were detracted, it could not bee done minutely. Consequently the motion itself would conflict with the rule And in the end establish A Precedent Paramount in its evil consequences to the simple object which it designs to accomplish. He would further grant that if the gentleman possesed magnanimity, towering Above the clouds, still if he would so humble himself as to ask A favor of A Magnanimous Body that Body have the right to retain its actions and its decissions on the subject
  • Image 01
    Mr. Hayne again replied in favor of his motion and Appeald to the members for their suffrages in its behalf The president then cald for the yeas and nays on Mr. Haynes motion which resulted in its defeat their being seven votes in the Affirmative and eleven in the negative - - - The house then ajournd on motion of Messrs Wall and Eggart Respectfully Submited by Francis P. Main Secretary of F. M. Society (Members Present Thorne, E., L. Wall, Bing, G. Glover, T., J. Mishow, Hayne, Smith, Kirk, Moultrie, Saltus, Jno., R. Gordon, Cardozo, Eggart, C. Holloway, Ryan, Wilson, Mayrant, Barrow, P., F. Wilkinson, Clark, Weston, Meyers, Bentham, Maine)
  • Image 01
    September 6, 1848 An extra meeting of the above designated society was convene on the evening of the above date the house was form d at 1/4 to 8 Oclock with prayer by Mr. T Mishow the President then stated that the meeting was cald for the purpose of makeing Known that the election of Mr. Logan was unconstitutional in consequence of A defaulter voteing. Mr. P Wilkinson inquired if the President were instructed to represent the case the President stated that it is his priveledge to do so Mr. Wilson then inquire d of the Secretary whether he had given the committee A List of the members in arrears the Secretary stated that he did Mr. Wilson then said that it was the falt of the committee in as much as they have sufferd Members to Vote Who were in arrears Mr. F A Smith was cald on by the President to state his reason for voteing contrary to rule he posetively asserted that he was unaware of it at the time of voteing. The President then stated that the election becomes null and Void And Instructed the secretary to inform the gentleman of the fact and solicit the return of the letter forwarded by him in society behalf Mr. Wilson then stated that the society should instruct the secretary in dictateing the Letter Mr. E P Wall in reply to Mr. Wilson suggestion stated that it was unnessasary and uncald for on the part of the society to dictate for the secretary when in fact the secretary is fully qualifide to dictate a polite letter without the Aid of the society. The Secretary then stated that if he Mr. Wilson is so Ambitious for personal [Aggrandizement?] as to entertain the hope of being [ ] a dictator for the [ ]
  • Image 01
    he would have to transact all Epistolary Correspondance of the society in future For the Secretary would not submit to such A procedure It was then moved by Mr. T. Mishow and seconded by Mr. Wilson that the house ajourn previous to puting the motion Mr. C H Holloway requested the President to inform him What business have been transacted The President stated that he have declaired the election null and Void Mr. Holloway then stated that the President could not make the election null and Void, and that it is Absolutely beyond the power of the President to undo that which is done by 2 third of the membership. the highest tribunal of the society if they have commited an error it is the duty of the President to point out the error and carry it back to them for correction The secretary then read that portion of the proceeding relative to the report of the Standing Committee in the case of Mr. Moultrie election And stated that in consequence of the analogy betwen the two cases the President have no right to differ in his decission from that which is already laid down as A precedent consequently he considered the president A usurper of power in claiming the sole right to decl[ ]r the election null and Void whithout the Joint action of the body The subject was warmly debated Pro and Con Mr. E P Wall replyed to the Secretary remark and stated the in refference to the position assume d by the friends of Mr Moultrie in canceling the election in [con?]sequence
  • Image 01
    of his not being elected and the chairman of the Committee being in arrears. A similar position to that which he now assume in endeavoring to cancel the election of Mr. Logan in consequence of his being elected contrary to his wishes. that if he were not elected He Mr. Wall would not have been so particular about the constitutionality of the election if half of the members voted in arrears. The Secretary in reply stated that he consider Mr. Wall as being personally hostil towards the Gentleman in the first place And in the second place The Ambitious leader of A party Which seeks only the accomplishment of its own object. Irrespective of the rights of others or the constitution it was then movd and second that the house ajourn previous to puting the motion Mr. Holloway spoke in substance as follows that the President have no right to declair the election null and Void that it is out of his power to make it so in the first place without the action of the body and in the second place the rules does not garranties unto him the right to undo that which is done by two thirds of the members no two president could do it two thirds can Appeal from the decission of the President but the President cannot Appeal from the decission of two third. Mr. E P Wall replyed in favor of the President and in opposition to Mr. Holloway stateing also that the Minority claims equal right with the Majority Mr. T. Moshow Argued in support of the President and in opposition to Mr. Holloway Views on the subject Mr. M. J. Eggart Also In a very brief manner contended in favor of the President and in opposition to Mr.
  • Image 01
    Mr. Holloway but in consequence of the disorderly state of the meeting the secretary were unable to record the minutes correcly Mr. P. Wilkinson contended for the rights of the members and in opposition to the President decision Mr. Robert Gordon was reported by Mr. Eggart for useing Immoral Language in the meeting room the President then requested the secretary to read that portion of the rule bearing on the subject which was done pursuant to order he then directed the secretary to fine Mr. Gordon $1. Mr. Holloway then moved second by E. Richards that the house ajourn to some other time in order to transact the business now before the body The President then cald for the yeas and nay of on the previous Motion which resulted in its defeat. The president then refused to submit the motion Made by Mr. Holloway stateing that it was out of order And that if the Minority are to bee ruled by the Majority in all cases he migh as well take his portion of stock and leave the society Mr. S. D. Holloway inquired of the President to Know by whom the meeting was cald The President refused to answer the inquirry Mr. Robert Gordon then stated that it was the duty of the Secretary to inform Mr. Smith previous to the meeting of his being in arrears. Mr. C H Holloway in reply stated that he was sorry to see such A state of things as this that men are cald from the endearments of the family Circle to listen to such nonsenceical argument as this Inasmuch as the gentleman were not in arrears previous to the meeting.
  • Image 01
    Consequently the Secretary could not inform him of his being in arrears untill he actually was in arrears The Secretary then in order to acquit himself from all charges which might bee brought against him in that particular case stated that he had informed the President relative to defaulters And the President did not authorised him to give the necessary information as prescribe in rule - - The President still persisted in his refusal to submit the motion made by Mr. C H Holloway to ajourn. Consequently the debates were protracted untill A Late hour and the business for which the meeting was cald not being completely settled the members were constrained to leave the room at the biding of the last bell Respecfully Submitted by F. P. Main, Secretary of F. M. So (Members Present Thorne, Maine, Eggart, C., S. Holloway, T., J. Mishow, G. Glover, Osborne, Wilson, L., E. Wall, Barrow, Kirk, Saltus, Jno., R. Gordon, Moultrie, Tardiff, Clark, Weston, E. Richards, P., E. Wilkinson, Mayrant, Nelson, Smith, Bentham, Ryan)
  • Image 01
    September 11, 1848 A Regular Monthly Meeting of the above designated Society was convene on the evening of the above date at the usual place the meeting was form d at 20 minutes to six OClock the president appointed prayer by Mr. J. W. Hayne. Proceedings of the past meetings both regular and extra were read. Bill of Arrears cal d and settled in part. Absentees cald on for result see Absentees book. Mr. J. W. Hayne then arose and objected to A portion of the proceeding of the last Monthly Meeting relative to his remarks on the subject then under Consideration as being incorrect. the Secretary in reply stated that he is fully Confident of the correctness of the proceedings and can prove the fact by conclusive evidence it was then moved by Messrs C. H. Holloway and E. J. Richards that the business of the last extra Meeting bee now taken up. Put and carried. Treasurer Report were handed over to the standing committee for examination Mr. C. H. Holloway Then arose and addressed the body in relation to the business of the last extra Meeting. Reiterateing his former statement that it is not his purpose to discuss the merit of the candidate Pro, or, Con. but merely to prove the unconstitutionality of the President decision in the case. and to show that the Veto power is A dangerous power to bee exercised by the president. That however others may acquiesce in the breach he for one would never submit to such unwarrantable demeanor. The secretary bill was presented but in consequence of the business under consideration the same was laid over. Mr. M. J. Eggart then
  • Image 01
    arose and stated that it does seem strange to him that the constitutional business of society should bee retarded in consequence of Mr. Holloways Motion which is already adopted Mr. E. P. Wall then stated that the business before the body should not in his opinion hinder the transaction of the ordinary business of society. Mr. F. L. Wilkinson spoke in opposition to the decision of the President and in favor of submiting the case to the action of the body. Mr. T Mishow then arose and stated that the secretary bill ought to bee paid instantly for the punctual manner in which he have served the Society hitherto. Mr. J. L. Wilson requested Mr. Holloway to state what course of action [o?]ught to bee pursued in order to bring the subject to a close Mr. Holloway in reply stated that in his opinion the Matter should bee submitted to the body. Mr. W. P. Wall in response to Mr. Holloways suggestion stated that in his opinion that would bee the wrongway of doing business for then the majority would bee the Society The Rules must have an exponent otherwise it would remain a dead letter the President is to decide on all question of order as laid down in his department and as the exponent of the rule it is his peragetave to carry out its provision. Mr. Holloway in reply stated that he freely grants unto the president all the power laid down in his department but in this case the president have overleap his Legitemate bounds without any warrant.
  • Image 01
    Mr. J. B. Phillips have by Virtue of his neglect to comply with the requistion of the rule forfeited all claim to membership as decided by the President At this stage of business the house ajournd by limitation. Respectfully Submitted by F. P. Main Secry of F. M. Society (Members Present: Thorne, Maine, Tardiff, Cardozo, Eggart, C., S. Holloway, Hayne, Wilson, F., P. Wilkinson, Saltus, Chion, E. Richards, Mayrant, Smith, Bentham, Moultrie, Nelson, Ryan, T., J. Mishow, Meyers, Heyward, Weston, R., Jno. Gordon, Clark, E., L. Wall, Kirk, Barrow, G. Glover, Cabeuil, Bing)
  • Image 01
    October 9, 1848 A Regular Monthly Meeting of the F Above designated society was convene on the Afternoon of the above date the house was form d at 15 minutes to six Oclock with prayer by Mr. T. Mishow proceedings of the antecedent meetings was read bill of arrears cal d and settled in part absentees cal d on for result see absentees book. Report from the Committee appointed to have the list of names in rule books reprinted were presented and on motion of Mr. Eggart and A. Tardiff the same was adopted with the thanks of society for promt action. it was then moved by Messrs Weston & P. Wilkinson that Mr. Logan letter of application for Membership bee return d to the standing Committee previous to puting the motion Mr. Eggart arose and stated that Mr. Logan is not eligible to memberhip being A black man. Mr. F. L. Wilkinson then requested the word brown to bee properly define which was done by showing that the individual must be the decendant of brown parent or white amalgamated with black Mr. T. Mishow then inquired if Mr. Logan were inform d of his election and of the contrary. Answer yea. Mr. Wilson then requested the president to have the copy of the recall letter read which was doen accordingly and Approved of by the body. Mr. Wilson then proceed to state that in his opinion the friends of Mr. Logan are endeavoring to force him into the society without his Voluntary consent Mr. T. Mishow brought to the notice of the president the necesity of supplying the vacant office in the Charity Committee
  • Image 01
    which was previously suggested by Messrs Hayne, Smith & Eggart The president then cald for the yeas & naes on Mr. Westons motion which resulted in an equality of votes, Pro & Con. the president then gave the casting vote against the motion Mr. C. H. Holloway then stated that the defeat of the motion brings the business back just where it had begun Mr. Wilson movd Secd by Mr. T. Mishow that so much as relates to Mr. Logans letter bee indefinately laid on the table put and lost Mr. C. H. Holloway then claimd the floor and argued at length in opposition to the inconsistent mode of action taken upon the subject from the onset and at the conclusion of his remarks made the following Motion Second by Mr. J. Weston that the business done at this Meeting bee again taken up the president refused to submit the Motion to the body it was then Movd by Messrs Wilson and E. P. Wall that everything appertaining to Mr. Logans Letter bee indeffinitely posponed put and lost Mr. C H. Holloway then movd Secd by J Weston that the house ajourn to monday night next put and lost Steward Maran Reported Messrs Tardiff & G. A. Glover for holding private conversation in the meeting Room, at this stage of the business the house ajournd by Limitation (Members Present: Saltus, Bentham, L.?, E. Wall, T., J. Mishow, D?, Richards, Chion, Wilson, Mayrant, Barrow, Hayne, F., P. Wilkinson, Smith, Clark, Osborne, Tardiff, R., Jno. Gordon, Weston, G. Glover, Meyers, Thorne, Eggart, Maine, C., S. Holloway)
  • Image 01
    October 16, 1848 An extra Meeting of the above designated society was convene on the evening of the above date at the usual place boundary street the house was formd with prayer by Mr. J. W. Hayne at A Quarter past seven oClock The President then requested the gentlemen who had cald the Meeting to state its object upon which Mr C H Holloway arose and in A Very chase and eloquent manner reviewed the past action of the body upon the applicants letter and upon the unconstitutional course pursued by the President in the exercise of the veto power And recommended the speedy settlement of the point at issue, it was then movd by Mr F L Wilkinson that the applicants letter bee returnd to the standing Committee with directions to open the poles for A new ballot The President refused to submit the motion declairing that he will not submit that or any similar Motion Mr. C H Holloway then arose and stated that the rights of Members are trample d upon by the President And therefore Appeald from his decission in conjunction with Messrs Smith P Wilkinson F Wilkinson Richards and others after the reading of the appeal it was Movd by Messrs E P Wall & E Eggart that the society do not accept of the appeal put and lost the house then went in Committee of the whole Mr. C H Holloway then movd seconded by J Weston that the sense of the house bee taken as to wheather the grounds of appeal were sufficiently
  • Image 01
    justifiable. Put and lost then arose commotion after which the chairman F. L Wi[lkinson?] cald the hosue to order Movd by Messrs P Wil[kinson?] & C. H. Holloway that the meeting stand ajor[n?] to tuesday night next ensueing. Previous to p[assing?] the motion Mr. J. Gordon was detected Voteing [in?] Arrears Mr. L F Wall then movd Seconded [by?] Eggart that the appeal bee turnd back [to?] the gentlemen and the President bee reins[tated?] to the chair. Mr. P. Wilkinson & C H Holloway [ ] motion claiming priority and there being n[o?] order observed by the Members the chairm[an?] were constrain d to suspend Proceedings The sum of 4 dollars 50 cents being collected as arrears of Members and yet remaining on the table Mr. J Gordon made A desperate attemt[t?] to carry off the same but was foild in the attempt through the sagacity of the Secretary and the money recoverd. At this Juncture the Arrears Reports and Absentees Book were carried of by some unknown person the Proceeding & letter book were taken from Mr. J. L. Wilson by Messrs C. Holloway & Richard while in the act of carrying them off (Members Present: [Incomplete, page torn] Thorne, C., S. Holloway, F., P. Wilkinson, Meyers, Eggart, Bentham?, Weston, Mayrant, G. Glover, E., L. Wall, Maine, Jno., R. Gordon, T., J. Mishow, Ryan, Tardiff, Osborne, Chion, Wilson, Hayne, Cabeuil, Cardozo, Nelson)
  • Image 01
    October 24, 1848 [Pur?] suant to parliamentary usage the Committee for the transaction of the unfinished business [t]he ast Meeting at the Residence of Mr. F L Wilkinson commin street Charleston Neck [ ] Chairman appointed prayer by Mr. C H [H]olloway at 1/4 past 7 OClock. Moved by Messrs [C] H Holloway & W. R. Osbon that the decission [of?] the president in the case of Mr. Logans [Le?]tter is unconstitutional. the exercise of [the?] Veto power in Annuling the action of [t]wo thirds of the Membership an unwarrantable assumption. put and Unanimously adopted Mr. C H Holloway then recommed that the [b]earer of Mr Logans Letter withdraw the same in order that the Revolted party may not have A clew whereby they may seek to justify themselves in their Revolutionary design. He reviewed the noble achievements of this Institution in the Charitable field And Concluded with his best wishes for its future prosperity and usefulness it was then movd by Messrs T Chion & C H Holloway that the bearers of Mr. Logans Letter bee privelege d to withdraw the same put and adopted It was then movd & Seconded by Messrs C H Holloway & R Gordon that A sub Committee of three bee appointed to report progress to the President put and unanimously adopted Messrs F L Wilkinson C H Holloway & R Gordon composed Said [Commi]tee Motion of Mess[rs?] [ ] Chas [ ] [W]ilkinson [ ]
  • Image 01
    to Monday night next ensueing Respecfully submitted by F. P. Main Secry of F. M. Society (Members Present 10/24/1848: F., P. Wilkinson, C., S. Holloway, Osborne, Mayrant, R. Gordon, Chion, E. Richards, Bing, Maine, J. Mishow, Weston) October 30, 1848 Pursuant to ajournment the body met in Committee of the whole at the residence of F. L. Wilkinson on the above date the house was formd at 1/4 to 7 oClock with prayer by F. L. Wilkinson, after which Mr. C. H. Holloway Chairman of the sub committee appointed to Report progress to the president Reported Verbally that he had seen the President and stated unto him the object of his Mission. upon which the President stated that he had nothing to do with the business of Society That he had Transmitted A Letter And Manifesto to the Secretary to bee read before the body which would clearly define the position in which he stands to the Friendly Moralist Society which letter and Manifesto have been received presented and read It was then Movd & Seconed by Messrs S D Holloway & P. Wilkinson that the Verbal report of the committee bee Accepted put and unanimously adopted
  • Image 01
    Mr. C. H. Holloway then Movd Second by F P Main that A Chairman bee appointed to whom the committee can report progress on its rise put and adopted. it was then Movd & Seconed by Messrs [C. H?] Holloway & E J Richards that Mr W. R Orsborn bee appointed to the chair put and Carried upon which the former chairman F L Wilkinson arose and Mr. Orsborn took his seat the proceedings of the committee were then read after which Mr C H Holloway Movd Seconed by P Wilkinson that the committee bee released from any further business put and carried It was then moved by Mr F. L. Wilkinson that A select committee of three bee appointed to Meet the bord of Trustees the Motion was Seconded by F. P. Main with the following Amendment that the said committee be fully impowered to effect A transference of All the funds now in possession of said trustees and to hold in behalf of the Society the amount so received by them untill the next Meeting put and carried. Messrs C H Holloway F. L. Wilkinson & R Gordon were appointed to act on said Committee The committee then proceeded to the drafting of their Credential to which the signatures of each Member were constitutionally Affix On Motion the house ajourn d night next ensuing (Members Present: Osborne, Maine, F., P. Wilkinson, Bing, Weston, C., S. Holloway, R. Gordon, Smith, E. Richards, Mayrant, J. Mishow, Weston)
  • Image 01
    November 6, 1848 An ajourn meeting of the above designated society was convene on the evening of the above date at the residence of F. L. Wilkinson Commin street Charleston Neck the house was form d at 1/4 past eight o'Clock with prayer by Mr. C.H. Holloway The Chairman then requested the committee to present their report upon which Mr. C. H. Holloway arose and reported Verbally that the committee had waited on the Board of Trustees and had presented their Credentials upon which Mr. P. M. Thorne Chairman of said Bord stated that he is disposed to carry out the principle imbodied in the Manifesto and Letter which have been presented to the Society and apart from that he will not act. Mr. J. W. Hayne stated that he is disposed to act in accordance with rule. It was then Moved by S. D. Holloway & P. Wilkinson that the Verbal Report of the Committee bee accepted and the matter bee taken into consideration put and unanimously adopted. Mr. F. A. Smith then stated that the school Bill for one Quarter tuition of Mrs. Cotton children have been presented to him whereupon he sent the Bill to Mr. Thorne to bee endorsed. Mr. Thorne stated that he had nothing to do with it ' that he had better sent it to the secretary ' the society however took the matter in hand and the bill was ordered to bee paid Mr C H Holloway then movd seconded by Mr. F A smith that the secretary bee authorised to provide A temporary Arrears book put and adopted, on Motion the house ajournd Sine die
  • Image 01
    Respecfully Submitted by F. P. Main Secry of F. M Society (Members Present 11/6/1848: Osborne, C., S. Holloway, Maine, Weston, Nelson, F., P., E. Wilkinson, R. Gordon, J. Mishow, Smith, Meyers, Mayrant) November 13, 1848 A Regular monthly meeting of the above designated society was convene on the afternoon of the above date the house was formd at 1/4 past 7 OClock with prayer by Mr. W. R. osborn Proceedings of the antecedent meetings were read, bill of arrears cal d and settled in part. Mr. P. Wilkinson then presented the Treasurers report due at the last quarter meeting but deferd in consequence of the President refusal to accept it from standing Committee on motion of F L Wilkinson & R Bing the same was accepted. The Secretary turned over to the President the sum of $4.50 which was collected at the extra meeting held Octr 16th/48 Mr. C H Holloway suggested the propiety of Appointing A Committee of five to draft suitable Preamble & Resolution expresive of our opinion and determination in the present emergency. Movd by Messrs S. D. Holloway & P. Wilkinson that the society do appoint said committee
  • Image 01
    above suggested put and carried. Mr. S D Holloway then suggested that the same committee which have been appointed to perform Certain duties of late bee again appointed with the addition of the Chairman and secretary. The Chairman appointed Messrs C H Holloway F L Wilkinson F P Main R Gordon & F A Smith to serve on said committee it was then moved by Messrs S D Holloway & P Wilkinson that when we do adjourn the secretary bee directed to summond the entire Membership to meet on Wednesday evening 22 ist put and carried on motion of Messrs P. Wilkinson & R Gordon the House ajournd Respecfully Submitted by F P Main Secry (Members Present: Osborne, Maine, C., S. Holloway, F., P. Wilkinson, Clark, Saltus, Bing, Weston, R. Gordon, Smith, E. Richards)
  • Image 01
    November 22, 1848 A meeting of this Institution was convene on the above date the House was form d with prayer at 1/4 to 8 oClock by Mr. Chion Mr. S D Holloway requested the Proceedings of the Last Meeting to bee Read for the information of the gentlemen who were not present which was done accordinly. Mr. F L Wilkinson Reported Verbally that the committee appointed to draft Preamble & Resolutions were unable to present them and beged for further indulgence it was then Moved & seconed by Messrs Main & Bing that the Verbal report bee accepted the same was amended by Mr. S D Holloway that the indulgence Requested by the committee bee granted put and carried Secretary Main the arose and stated that Recent exposition of matters and facts relative to the precarious state of the financial department of the Board of Trustees had led him to believe that A speedy settlement of the existing dificulty would much conduce to the interest of the society and to the satisfaction of the members generally He therefore moved that A Committee of 3 bee appointed to meet the Board of Trustees and to receive from them each Loyal Member portion of the funds. The Motion was seconded by Mr. R. M. Bing - To the contrary notwithstanding it was warmly opposed by Messrs S. D. Holloway & F. L. Wilkinson on the side and defended by Messrs Main & Bing on the othersidide and finally put to ballot & lost. Moved by Messrs S D Holloway and P. Wilkinson that the steward
  • Image 01
    bee authorised to furnish A supper on the semi anual night and that he bee authorised to assess each member 25 cts put and carried on Motion of F. L. & P. Wilkinson the house ajourned Respecfully submitted by F P Main Secry (Members Present 11/22/1848: Osborne, F., P., E. Wilkinson, Bing, Maine, S. Holloway, J. Mishow, Nelson, Meyers, Mayrant, Chion) December 11, 1848 A Regular monthly meeting of this Society was convene on the above date the house was formed at 10 minutes past 7 oclock with prayer by Mr. C H Holloway on Motion of Messrs F L Wilkinson and F P Main Mr. W. R. orsborn was cald to the Chair Proceedings of the past meeting was read bill of arrears cald and settled in part absentees cald on for result see Absentees Book Secretarys bill were presented and on Motion accepted Report from the committee to whom was referd the drafting of Preamble and resolutions expresive of our opinion in the Present emergency were presented accompanied with the same Mr. C H. Holloway recommended that action bee deferd untill a more general attendance of the Members Mr. F. A Smith brought to the notice of the body the necesity of supplying the vacant office in Charity Committee when on Investigation it
  • Image 01
    it was found that Mr. F. L. Wilkinson was elected to said office but not instaled by the President in consequence of his refusal to serve in the office to which he was elected -- The President in the exercise of his Prerogitive in the case suffered the gentleman to go free as though he had not been elected at all. Which act of the President in this particular was equivalant to an acquital of the gentleman from the responsiblitys of said office The matter however elicited some debate in which Messrs S. D. Holloway Contented in favor of carrying out the rule in the case And F. P. Main against any action being taken on the subject atall. The Chairman however cald upon the gentleman who refused to accept of the office for which reason he the Chairman Levyed A Fine of one dollar against him it was then moved and seconded by Mesrs S D Holloway & F A Smith that A Chairman bee elected to fill the Vacant office in the Charity Committee put and lost. The Chairman then appointed Mr. S D Holloway to said office untill the next meeting At this stage of the business the house ajound by Neck limitation (Members Present: Osborne, F., ?. Wilkinson, C., S. Holloway, Maine, E. Richards, Smith, Chion, Bing)
  • Image 01
    January 8, 1849 A Regular monthly meeting of the above designated society was convene on the evening of the above date the house was form d at 20 minutes to 8 oClock with prayer by Mr. F. A. Smith Proceedings of the antecedent meeting was read bill of Arrears Cald and settled in part after which it was moved and seconded by Messrs S. D. Holloway and P. Wilkinson that we ajournd to Monday night next ensueing to meet at A more central point. The motion was then put and adopted and the place selected for the meeting was the school room of Mrs. Richard Holloway [cenr?] Beaufain street F. P. Main Secretary (Members Present: F., P. Wilkinson, Smith, Nelson, Maine, S. Holloway)
  • Image 01
    January 15, 1849 An ajournd Meeting of this Institution was Convene on the evening of the above date at the school room of Mrs. Richard Holloway [Cenr/] Beaufain street the house was formd at 10 minutes after 7 oClock proceedings of the last meeting were read bill of arrears cald and settled in part on Motion of Messrs S. D. Holloway & P Wilkinson the Preamble and Resolutions of the committee were read after which it was Moved and seconded by Messrs S. D. Holloway and P Wilkinson that the thanks of Society bee tendered to the Chairman and Committe for the faithful discharge of the duties designated them. put and adopted. on Motion of Messrs P. Wilkinson & R Bing the Preamble and Resolutions were Laid over to some future time. Moved and seconded by Messrs T Chion and E Wilkinson that A Committee of five bee appointed to meet the Board of trustees and to receive from them each Member portion of the funds the motion was put and adopted Mr. C. H. Holloway Voting in the negative - - - Messrs T. Chion, F. P. Main, P. Wilkinson, J. Mishow, & J. Nelson Composed said Committee on motion the house ajournd Submitted by F. P. Main Secr (Members Present: F., P., E. Wilkinson, C., S. Holloway, J. Mishow, E. Richards, Nelson, Mayrant, R. Gordon, Bing, Chion)
  • Image 01
    January 30, 1849 An extra Meeting of this institution was Convene on the evening of the above date at the schoolroom Beaufain street the house was formd with prayer by Mr. T Chion at 20 Minutes after seven OClock the Secretary then stated the object of the Meeting and then requested Mr. F L Wilkinson to act as Chairman after which Mr. T. Chion Chairman of the Committee appointed to meet the Board of trustees reported Verbally that he had seen the chairman of the board and had inform d him of the object of his mission upon which the chairman stated that the board of trustees will not receive the committee or enter into any stipulation with them unless they bee accredited to the Committee which represents the disaffected Minority on Motion of Messrs P Wilkinson & J. Nelson the report was accepted. it was then Moved by Mr. W R Orsborn & R Bing that A committee of five bee appointed to Meet the others Mr. Paul Wilkinson offered an Amendment to the motion but finally the motion was withdrawn by request and the Secretary offerd the following as a substitute to wit that A committee of five bee appointed with full power to meet the committee representing the disaffected Minority of the F M S. and to settle with them all matters and claims which they profesedly have to the funds and other property of the F. M. Society the Motion being seconed were put and adopted the chairman
  • Image 01
    appointed the following committee Viz F. P. Main, P. Wilkinson, J. Maran, J Nelson, F. A. Smith Committee on motion of Messrs P. Wilkinson and J Maran the house ajound. Respecfully Submitted by F P Main Secry (Members Present 1/30/1849: F., P. Wilkinson, Maine, C. Holloway, Osborne, Nelson, Chion, Smith, Mayrant, Bing) February 12, 1849 A Regular Monthly Meeting of the above designated society was convene on the evening of the above date at the schoolroom Beaufain street the house was formd with prayer by Mr. F A Smith at 1/2 past 7 oClock Proceedings of the past meetings were read bill of Arrears Cald and settled in part Absentees Cald on for result see Absentees Book Mr. F A smith presented the school Bill of societys ward and on Motion of Mrssrs C H Holloway & P Wilkinson the same was accepted and ordered to bee paid The Treasurers Report were then presented and read for information on Motion of Messrs P Wilkinson & J. Mishow the meeting ajournd to Monday night next ensueing (Members Present: E. Richards, Chion, Moultrie, Sasportas, J. Mishow, Osborne, Nelson, C., S. Holloway, Smith, F. Wilkinson, Mayrant, Bing)
  • Image 01
    February 26, 1849 An adjourd Meeting of the above designated Society was convene on the evening of the above date at the usual place Beaufain street the house was formd at ten Minutes past eght oClock F. L. Wilkinson in the chair Report from the Committee to whom was referd the final adjustment of the financial difficulty pending betwen the Friendly Moralist Society and the ceceders party were presented and read. after which it was Moved by Messrs R. M. Bing and E. Richards That the Report bee accepted previous to puting the Motion Mr. S. D Holloway arose and objected to the Motion and finally Moved Seconded by Mr. Orsborn that the Report bee taken into Consideration Mr. Bing Motion claiming priority was accordingly put to the house and the result was an equality of votes pro -- and Con - The Chairman then gave the Casting vote in the negative. Messrs Holloway and orsborn Motion was then put to ballot and their being an equality of votes Pro and Con, the Chairman gave the Casting vote in the affirmative Mr. R. Bing then arose and made some explanatory remaks in favor of his Motion to wich Mr. S. D. Holloway briefly Responded On Motion of Messrs P Wilkinson & E. Richard the house adjournd F. P. Sec of F. M. Society (Members Present: F., P. Wilkinson, Nelson, Smith, Bing, Osborne, E. Richards, S. Holloway, Mayrant, Maine)
  • Image 01
    March 12, 1849 A Regular Monthly Meeting of the above designated society was convene on the evening of the above date at the usual place Beufain street the house was form d in the usual manner at 1/2 7 OClock Proceedings of the past meetings were read Bill of Arrears Cald and setled in part the secretarys bill were also presented and on motion of Messrs S. D. Holloway & E Richards it was accepted and ordered to bee paid. The secretary then enquired of Mr. Smith A Member of the Charity Committee if he was aware of Mr. Edward Wilkinson being sick Mr. Smith stated that he was aware of the gentleman being sick but was unable to tender unto him the pecuniary aid of society in Consequence of not knowing to whom he could apply for an order on the treasurer Mr. P. Wilkinson then stated that the society had neglected to perform its duties in relation to said gentleman, and argued at some Length in denounceing the Inadvertencey Manifested by A portion of the Membership in the present emergency of societies affairs -- The Treasurer here informd the chairman of the business of his department being in readyness for Committee examination, upon which the Chairman ordered the Committee to proceed to the performance of thier duties in the Case and appointed Mr. Orsborn & Richards to serve on said Committee their being
  • Image 01
    two of the Members absent. Mr. Bing then enquired of the chairman to Know whether the rules were to bee so construed as to make the claims of widows paramount to that of sick Members of even if it establishes an equal Claim. The Chairman in reply to the above enquiries stated that in his opinion the Claims of the Members & widdows are equal -- from this however Mr. Bing disented - - The Secretary then arose and stated that the present revenue of society is inadequate to its expenditures, and that unless some measures bee adopted to change the course of event, it would gradually undermine our political fabric and in the end accomplish the fatal deed of her final overthrow. he therefore Moved that A Committee of three bee appointed on retrenchment the Motion being seconded by Mr. Smith was put and adopted The chairman appointed Messrs Main, F. Smith, E. Richards to serve on said Committee -- Mr. C. H. Holloway then arose and stated that he was wont not to speak on the Question touching the widdows and ophans nevertheless the respect which he bore for the Consort of these widdows Compels him to state that as the society has jointly assumed the obligation of their support and that as A portion of the society has ceceded taking with them so much of the funds that was created for said purpose he deem it prudent that the society should transfer the claims of one widdow and orphan to said ceceders party as she is unable to
  • Image 01
    to support both under present circumstances. The Secretary then arose and stated that he disents from Mr. Holloways opinion on the subject in the first place, because it is incompatible with the dignity of this August body to discriminate between the relative claims of her widdows and orphans, and in the second place because the society could more honorable retain both widdows orphans at half pay, than she could by retaining one at whole pay - - At this stage of the business the house adjournd by City limitation [P.S. orders were given to write to defaulters] Respecfully Submitted by F. P. Main Secry of F M Society (Members Present: F., P. Wilkinson, C., S. Holloway, Nelson, Smith, Bing, E. Richards, Osborne, Maine)
  • Image 01
    April 9, 1849 A Monthly Meeting of the above designated Society was Convene on the evening of the above date the house was formd in the usual manner at 8 oClock Proceedings of the antecedent Meeting was read bill of Arrears Cald and settled in part. The second and third Quarter Report from the standing Committee on the Treasurer department were presented and on motion Accepted Report and joint Resolutions from the Committee on Retrenchment passed first reading the Chairman of said Committee moved the suspension of the rules on Resolution in order to allow the immediate balloting for of those present Mr. C. Holloway opposed the Motion on the ground that it conflicts with the rules The Chairman accordingly ruled the Motion out of order -- The opinion of the mover to the Contrary notwithstanding. The Report from the Committee on finnancial adjustment which was previously deferd - - were again read at the instance of Mr. Chion and on motion of Messrs Orsborn & Weston accepted. Letters of Application from Messrs R. D. Hart, F. Perry & A. Johnston Passed their first readings Mr. Chion instituted an inquiry, as to whether the power deputed to the chairman in the absence of the President and Vice, can bee legally exercised out of the chair The rules not being sufficiently dilucid in its definition to guarantee the exercise of this high prerogitive to the chairman after the adjourndment of the Meeting for which he was, or may have been appointed consequently The point in question became rather A hypothetical logomachy irrefuteably apposed to A desision by the mere
  • Image 01
    Argumentations presented Pro & Con -- therefore the sence of the house was taken at the instance of Mr. C. Holloway and it was decided in favour of the exercise of said power by the Chairman The Secretary turned over to the chairman the sum of one hundred and fifteen dollars and thirteen cents being the full amount received by the Committee of the Friendly Moralist Society Viz Messrs F. Main J. Maran P Wilkinson, F Smith & John Nelson ex parte For Partition Messrs P. M. Thorne E. P. Wall W. H. Bentham, T. Mishow and James L. Wilson, of ceceders party At this stage of the business the house adjournd by City Limitation Respecfully Submitted by Francis P. Main Secretary of Friendly Moralist Soci (Members Present: F., P. Wilkinson, S., C. Holloway, Clark, Moultrie, Meyers, Smith, Nelson, Weston, Osborne, Mayrant, E. Richards, R. Gordon, Chion, Bing, J. Mishow, Maine)
  • Image 01
    May 14, 1849 A Regular monthly meeting of the above designated Society was convene on the above date the house was form d in the usual manner at a quarter before nine oClock, proceedings of the antecedent meeting was read bill of Arrears Cald and settled in part. Letters of application from Messrs Hart, Perry & Johnston passed their second reading Resolutions from Committee on Retrenchment also passed their second reading and were ordered to bee balloted for in Conjunction with applicants Letters ' Moved by Messrs C. H. Holloway & F Smith that the Membership dine on the ensueing Annual day at 50 cents each. put and carried. Moved by Messrs F. Smith & Jno Clark that A Committee of three bee appointed to assist the steward in makeing arrangements for the Annual festival put and Carried ' The Chair appointed Messrs Smith, Clark & Richards to serve on said Committee ' Report from the standing Committee Relative to the balloting of Resolutions, were presented and on Motion of Messrs Main & Richards Accepted ' on Motion the house ajournd after which the membership were invited to partake of A Colation gratutiously furnished by the (Host) Viz, F. L. Wilkinson Submitted by F. P. Main Secry of F M Society (Members Present: F., P. Wilkinson, C. Holloway, Smith, Bing, Weston, R. Gordon, Clark, Mishow, E. Richards, Maine)
  • Image 01
    June 11, 1849 The Annual Meeting of the Friendly Moralist Society was convened on the above date at the Residence of F L Wilkinson cummim str. The house was formd at one oClock with pray by Mr. Charles Holloway affter wich the proceeding of the last meeting was read bill of arrears calld and settled in part Absentees cald on for Results See absentees book letter of application from Mr. Charles [Ferrett] pass its first reading The Treasurer Report ending June 11th 49 was presented and on motion of messrs Main and Bing accepted Report from charity committee presented and on motion of Messrs C Holloway & F. Main adopted moved by Mr C H & S D Holloway that the Society recess for 15 minutes put and carried it being 3 O Clock P M the house accordingly after the elapse of 15 minutes resumed business Report from Standing committee on election of applicants were presented and on motion of Messers R. Gordon & F Smith accepted the President then directed the poles to be opend for the balloting for officers Messers C Holloway F Smith J Nelson was appointed as a committe to draft Sentiments for the body accepted the appointment Report from Standing committe on the Election for officers were presented and on motion of Messers Meshow & C Holloway accepted the chairman then installd the President who Responded accordingly and [then?]
  • Image 01
    Proceded to inaugurate the different officers into the offices whereunto they were Elected appropriate responses from officers Elect and the usual congratulations from the membership were reciprocated Previous to the adjournment the President elect addressed the body in refference to the origin and Progress of Society and urged that [Stern?] necesity of united and concerted action in order to perpetuate her political existence after which the house adjournd to partake of the annual festival which was agreably enjoyed by the members and guest respectively the following are officers Elected to Serve the ensueing year: President, F P Main; Vice, W R Osborn; Secretary, P Wilkinson; Treasurer, C H Holloway; Stewards, G Myers & J Clark; Standing Com, John Weston, E Richard, R Bing, J Maran, J Nelson; Charity Com, T Chion, J [Meshow?], R Gordon; board of trustees, F L Wilkins[on?], F A Smit[h?], W R Osbo[rn?]. (Members Present: F., E. Wilkinson, C., S. Holloway, Osborne, Weston, Bing, J. Mishow, Smith, R. Gordon, E. Richards, Moultrie, Mayrant, Maine, Nelson, Meyers)
  • Image 01
    July 9, 1849 A Regular monthly meeting of the above Designated Society was held on the above date at the residence of Mr. F L Wilkinson the house was form in its usual maner at half past 6 oClock Proceedings of the last meeting read bill of arrears calld and settled in part absentees calld on see absentees book Messers R Gordon and T Chion members elected on charity committee weare informd by the President of there election Mr. Gordon accepted the office Mr. Chion then arose and stated that he did not think it rite to elect him in any office unless being notified he further stated that on part of members of society that he have been neglected in his sickness and he think that his money should be refunded to him for the time during his sickness the President therefore inform him that he could not do any such thing as it wer out of his power to do so Mr. Johnston newly elected member came forward herd the rules read approved of and subscribe to the same and his first initial of five dollars as required by rule & recieved the congratulation of the members in general the president authorise the members of standing committee to open the poles for balloting Mr. Ferett letter of application for membership it was then move by messrs Wilkinson & J Maran that a committee [ ]
  • Image 01
    widows to inform them that the Defishency in our funds cause by the borad of trustees and ceceders party we are compel to curtail their quarter pay Mr F Wilkinson recommend that the same committee that acted on retrenchment do act again the Standing committe reported that there not being two thirds of the members present they could not effect any election The president then brought the case of Mr. Bampfield before the body who has been riten to agreable to rule and is now disconsiderd as a member of the friendly moralis Society the house adjourn by limitation cash collected $7 71 cts Paul Wilkinson Secry (Members Present: Maine, C. Holloway, Chion, F., E., P. Wilkinson, Bing, A. Johnston, Osborne, Mayrant, E. Richards, Smith, R. Gordon, Sasportas)
  • Image 01
    August 13, 1849 A Regular monthly meeting of the above Society was held on the above date at the residence of Mr. F L Wilkinson the house was form with pray by Mr. Holloway at ten minutes past seven oClock Proceedings of the last meeting read bill of arrears call d & settled in part absentees cald on see absentees book Messers Hary & Perry newly Elected member came up herd the rules read approve of and subscribe to the same paid thier first instalment & as require by rule and recieved the congratulation of the members in general three letters of application presented and past thier first reading from Messers [Hoff?] Chischester & [Blancks?] the President ordered the standing committee to open the poles for the balloting of Mr. Ferrett letter the chairman of the committee who waited on the widows report that they have Discharge the Duties incumbent on them & on motion of P Wilkinson & J Maran the report was accepted Mr. Chion arose and inquired from the president about the money that is Due to him for the same time During his sickness the President then stated to Mr. Chion that he is in arrears and he could not be herd accordingly the said Gentlemen resume his seat The Secretary then arose in behalf of Mr. Chion and stated that the said gentleman case had been brought before the Society some three or four months and no action never been taken on it he therefore move & seconded by Mr. J Clark that Mr. Chion be paid put and carried Mr. C Holloway the inquired from the President wether societys wards wer at School the President informd him that they wer not at school as there
  • Image 01
    were no school at the same time he made enquiries that would take any more Mr. Holloway then Douted the President and said that there are school the President then enquired of Mr. Holloway wether he herd from the head of the school he therefore not answering to the enqueries of the President said that he believe the President had some personality against him at this Stage the house adjourn by Limitation cash collected $ 18 25 cts Respectfully submitted by P Wilkinson secretary (Members Present: Maine, P., F. Wilkinson, Chion, Mayrant, Clark, Hart, Osborne, C. Holloway, E. Richards, Nelson, J. Mishow, F. Perry, Sasportas)
  • Image 01
    September 10, 1849 A regular monthly meeting of the above Designated Society was held on the above date at the residence of Mr. F L Wilkinson the house was form with pray by Mr. Francis L Wilkinson at half past 6 oClock Proceedings of the last meeting read bill of arrears calld and settled in part Absentees calld on see absentees book Mr. Ferrett letter was again turn over to the standing committee for balloting Messers Huff Chichester & Blancks letter of application past there Second reading and turn over to the standing committee for balloting of the same the secretary bill Presented and past for payment the report from the Standing committee on the Treasurer Department weare presented and on motion of P Wilkinson and J Meshow accepted the report from charity committee reported verbal that there not being two thirds of the members Present, they could not effect an election on motion the house adjourn Respectfully Submitted by Paul Wilkinson Secretary (Members Present: Maine, Osborne, C. Holloway, Mayrant, E. Richards, E., F., P. Wilkinson, A. Johnston, Smith, R. Gordon, Bing, J. Mishow, F. Perry)
  • Image 01
    October 8, 1849 A Regular monthly meeting of the above Society was held on the above date at the residence of Mr. P Wilkinson the house was formd with pray by Mr. F L Wilkinson at twenty five minutes past 6 oClock Proceedings of the last meeting Read bill of arrears caled and Settled in part absentees calld on see absentees book the president orderd the poles to be open for the ballotting of Messers Ferett Huff Chichester & Blancks letter of applecation for memebership the President the inform Mr. Chion of his Election on the charity committe wich he refuse to serve, and was fine one dollar according to rule letter of applecation from Mr. R Holloway presented and past it first reading report from standing committee on Election Presented and on motion of P Wilkinson & F A Smith accepted move by Messers F Wilkinson & J Maran for adjournment put and carried after wich the members wear invited to partake of a treat given by the Secretary cash collected $13 25 Respectfully Submitted by Paul Willkinson (Members Present: Maine, C. Holloway, Chion, E. Richards, Mayrant, Nelson, J. Mishow, F. Perry, Osborne, F., P. Wilkinson, Smith, Bing, Sasportas, R. Gordon, A. Johnston, Hart)
  • Image 01
    November 12, 1849 A Regular monthly meeting of the above Designated society was held on the above date at the residence of Mr. F L Wilkinson the house was formd at six oClock Prayer by Mr. Wilkinson after which the proceedings of the last meeting was read bill of arrears calld and partly settled absentees calld on see absentes book Mr. R. HOlloway letter past it second reading and was turnd over to the members of standing committee to open the poles for ballott also for a member to fill the vacancy on the charity committee Messers Johnston & Perry was appointed on the standing committee to assist Mr. Bing Messers Blancks & Ferrett new elected member came forward herd the rules read, approve of and subscribe to the same paid thier first instalment and recieved the congratulation of the members the President then brought to notice Mr Chisholm case who has been ritten to agreable to rule and not complying with the request of the letter has forfiet all cliams to membership Report from standing committee on election presented and read and on motion of Messers Osborn & Myers accepted Mr. Andrew C Johnston elected on the charity committee thier not being two thirds the letter was returnd The President then installd Mr. Johnston into the office whear he was elected it was then move by Messers Osborn & Johnston that we sup at the next meeting being it is our semianual at 25 cts each Put and carried Mr. F L Wilkinson & C Ferrett appointed to assist the Stewards in geting the supper move by Messers Osborn & Nelson for adjournment
  • Image 01
    Put and carried Cash Collected $20 75 cts Respectfully Submitted by Paul Wilkinson Secretary of Friendly Society (Members Present 11/12/1849: Maine, Osborne, Chion, J. Mishow, Blancks, Meyers, Chichester, Osborne, E. Richards, Weston, F. Perry, Bing, Ferrette) November 14, 1849 An extra meeting of the above Society was held on the above date it usual place cummin st The house was formd a 7 oClock prayer by Mr. Osborn after which the president stated the object of the meeting relative to Mr. Sasportas sick member requesting the aid of Society and its members to sit up with him after wich Mr. F L Wilkinson recommended that the rules be carried out relative to sitting up with sick member wich was amediately adopted , Mr Weston was calld on for being absent July Augst Septr sick Octr no excuse was fine also Mr. Richards was calld on for Novr sick Mr. E Richards paid his arrears for Novr 25 cts The President then stated that Mr Chichester being detaind coming up at the last meeting and express his wishess to subscribe to the rules as he is about to leave for the country and not knowing
  • Image 01
    what time he will Return he would like some action to be taken on it as their are no rules and for fear of some afterclap it was then move by Messers P Wilkinson & seconded by W Osborn that the sence of the house be taken put and carried after wich the said Gentlemen was informd and came forward heard the rules read approve of and subscribe to the same paid his first installment of five dollars and recieved the congratulation of the members in General move by Messers Richards and Weston that we ajourn put and carried Cash Collected $5. 25 cts Respectfully Submitted by Paul Wilkinson Secretary (Members Present: Maine, F., P. Wilkinson, Nelson, J. Mishow, Blancks, Meyers, Chinchester, Osborne, E. Richards, Weston, F. Perry, Bing, Ferrette)
  • Image 01
    December 10, 1849 A Regular monthly meeting of the above Society was held on the above date at it usual place cummin St at 6 oClock Prayer was offerd by Mr. F L Wilkinson in behalf of the society the President declare the house formd Proceedings of the last meeting read bill of arrears calld and partly collected absentees calld on see absentees book Mr. R Holloway letter was handed over to standing committee for ballotting Mr. Hoff newly elected member came forward herd the rules read approveing of them subscribe to the same and paid his first installment of five dollars and recieved the congratulation of the members in general Mr. Gertion Myers arrive and stated to society that he collected but three dollars and twenty five cents and he thought that wer too small an amount to furnish the supper with and for that reason he did not get the supper up the President then stated to Mr. Myers the steward that three dollars and twenty five cents wer quite sufficient to furnish the supper with and he had neglected his duty and was fine Mr. F L Wilkinson then arose in behalf of the steward and said that he do not think that the steward was finable as he hims[a?]lf would not have furnish with so small amount Mr. J Nelson participated likewise with Mr. Wilkinson in behalf of the stewards after wich it was move by Mr. F L Wilkinson and seconded by J Nelson that the steward be relieved from the fine that is levied put and carried the secretary bill past for payment for the last quarter A letter of applecation for membership was presented from Mr. James Holloway past it first reading the treasurer report presented
  • Image 01
    and read and on motion of Messers Wilkinson and Nelson the same was accepted the house adjourn by limitation Cash collected $15 50 cts Respectfully Submitted by P Wilkinson Secretary of Friendly M Society (Members Present: Maine, C. Holloway, Mayrant, J. Mishow, Ferrette, Bing, Hart, A. Johnston, Hoff, F. Perry, Nelson, Blancks, Meyers, Smith F., P., E. Wilkinson)
  • Image 01
    January 14, 1850 A regular monthly meeting of the above Designated Society was formd on the above date at it usual prayer was offerd by Mr. F L Wilkinson in behalf of the society after wich the President Declare the house formd at 20 minutes past six OClock Proceedings of the last meeting read bill of arrears cald and partly collected absentees cald on see absentees book Mr. James Holloway letter past it second reading and was turned over to the standing committee with Mr. R Holloway letter for ballotting Messers C Ferret A Johnston was appointed to [act] on said comitte A letter from Mr. R C Brodie applying for membership past it first reading Also A letter from Mr. John D Clark A member of Friendly Moralist Society Praying that his proposition may meet the Approbation of the members to liquidate his Dues on the Books as his portion that he would of recieved During his sickness Provided he had accepted it at that time and stated his reason for doing so See letter Book on motion of Messers F L Wilkinson & Osborn the same was accepted. There not being two thirds of the members Present the two Applicants letter was return there being no further Buisness on motion of Messers Ferrett & Johnston the house adjourn to partake of A treat Given by Mr. F L Wilkinson Cash collected $8 26 cts Paul Wilkinson Sectr (Members Present: Maine, F., P. Wilkinson, Blancks, Osborne, R. Gordon, F.? Perry, Ferrette, Bing, Mayrant, Moultrie, C. Holloway, A. Johnston, J.? Mishow, ? Richards, Hoff)
  • Image 01
    February 11, 1850 A regular monthly meeting of the above society was held on the above date at It usual place Mr. F A Smith address the throne of grace in behalf of the Society at ten minutes past seven oClock the President Declare the house formd and orderd the proceedings of the last meeting to bee read and bill of arrears calld and partley collected absentees calld on see absentees book Mr. R C Brodie letter of application past it second reading and was handed over to standing commit with Messers R & J Holloway letter for ballot Mr. Blancks was appointed to act on standing committee and accepted the appointment after wich Mr. Maran a member of said committee arrive and Mr. Blancks was relieve A Resolution presented and sign by Messers P Wilkinson R Gordon & E Richards past It first reading the purport of wich is to alter the twelf rule relative to two thirds Mr. John Nelson fine for being absent January 14 the Standing committe presented there report on election It being read and on motion of Messers F L Wilkinson & Nelson the same was accepted there being no futher buisness on motion of Messers P Wilkinson & A Johnston the house adjourn cash collected $7 12 1/2cts (Members Present: Maine, P., F., E. Wilkinson, Nelson, Smith, J. Mishow, R. Gordon, E. Richards, A. Johnston, Blancks, F. Perry, Osborne, C. Holloway, Mayrant, Ferrette, Hart, Chion)
  • Image 01
    March 11, 1850 A Regular monthly meeting of the above name Society was formd on the above date at the usual place cummin Street Mr. Chas H Hollolloway address the throne of Grace in behalf of the Society at fifteen minutes past 7 oClock the bill of arrears cald and settled in part Absentees cald on for result see absentees book resolution past it Second reading the treasurer hear Informd the President of the buisness of his Department being in readyness for committee examination the President then ordered the committee to Proceeds to the performance of thier Duties thier being but one member of said committee Presence Messes Smith & F Wilkinson was appointed to serve on said committee there not being sufficient member to constitute A Quaram after the committee was appointed It was movd and seconded by Messer Chas H Holloway & P Wilkinson that the Society recess until the committee are ready to report put and unanamously carried After wich Mr. Bing chairman of Standing committee stated that they weare ready to hand in thier report the President then cald the house to order and resume buisness the report was then Presented and read for Information and on motion of Messers P Wilkinson & R Bing the same was accepted the secretary bill Presented and read and on
  • Image 01
    motion of Messers F L Wilkinson & F A Smith It was accepted and ordered to be paid there being no further buisness on motion of Messer Bing & Smith the house adjourn. Cash collected $3. 68 3/4 Respectfully Submitted by Paul Wilkinson sec (Members Present: Maine, P., F. Wilkinson, C. Holloway, Bing, Smith, F. Perry)
  • Image 01
    April 8, 1850 A Regular monthly meeting of the Above society was formd on the Above date at It usual place cummin Street Mr. Chion address the house in Its usual formd of prayer at half past seven the President Declare the house formd and ordered the Proceedings of the last meeting to be read and bill of arrears calld and partly collected Absentees cald on see absentees Book the resolution was handed over to standing committee for ballotting their being but two members of said committe Mr. Chion was appointed to act the President being informd that Mr. Chion being in arrears he was reject to the President then appoint Mr. Andrew Johnston to act along with Messers Bing & Richards Messers R & J Holloway newly elected members came forward herd the rules read approve of and subscribe to the same paid thier Instalment of Five dollars and recieved the congratula[ti?]on of the members in general twas move by Messers Maran & Johnston that the Secretary address the Society on annual day before the motion being put the Secretary arose and stated that he was willing to serve the society as far as his capability would allow him he not being competent enough to address the society beg to be excuse and request of the gentlemen to withdraw the motion wich was accordingly done. the chairman of standing committe return the resolution and reported verbally that there not being sufficient members Present they could not effect
  • Image 01
    A ballot there being no further buisness on motion of Messers Meshow & Johnston the house adjourn Cash collected $19. 00 Respectfully Submitted by Paul Wilkinson Secry F M Society (Members Present: Maine, Chion, P., F. Wilkinson, Bing, Mayrant, J. Mishow, Hart, Meyers, R., J. Holloway, E. Richards, A. Johnston, R. Gordon, Clark, Blancks)
  • Image 01
    May 13, 1850 A Regular monthly meeting of the above society was held on the above date at the residence of Mr. John D Clark Market Street Mr. F L Wilkinson address the throne of Grace in behalf of the society after wich the President Declare the house formd at 5 minutes to 8 oClock Proceedings of the last meeting read bill of arrears call and partly collected absentees calld on see absentees book the President then stated that the next meeting would be the annaversary and some provision should be made for it celabration It was then move by Messers Osborn & P Wilkinson that we Dine at one dollar each put and lost It was move by Messers Maran & Meshow that we Dine at 75 cts each put and carried. The President then Inform the stewards that they are to collect from every member that will Dine 75 cts for their Dinner on the anual thier being no further Buisiness on Motion of Messers Maran & Meshow the house adjourn cash collected $11.40 cts Respectfully Submitted by Paul Wilkinson Secretary F M Society (Members Present: Maine, P., F., E. Wilkinson, Moultrie, Smith, J. Mishow, Bing, Nelson, Blancks, Osborne, C., R. Holloway, Mayrant, Clark, Meyers)
  • Image 01
    June 10, 1850 The Annual Meeting of the Friendly Moralist Society was held on the Above date at the residence of Mr. F. L. Wilkinson Commin Street The house was formd at 15 minites to 12 Oclock. The Vice being in attendance prayerd and ordered the proceedings to be read after which the Bill of Arrears were called and settled in part Absentees Called on for result see Absentees Book At this stage of the proceedings the President Arrived and Addressed the body briefly in honor of the day dweling Chiefly upon the Manifold Blesings with which she have been favoured during her advance to the present stage and the gratitude which she ows to A Benign Providence ' stateing in Conclusion that he was not A Candidate for reelection ' It was then moved by Messers E Richards & R Holloway that The President bee Requested to furnish The Society with A Copy of his Remarks and that the same bee registered on Society s Proceedings put and Unanimously Carried ' it was then moved by Messers P Wilkinson & G Meyers that the house take A recess for 30 minutes which motion was Amended by Mr. Orsborn adding 60 minutes in lew of 30 the same being Agreed to was put and carried during the resess the members Partook of the Refreshment got up in fine style by the stewards after which they resumed
  • Image 01
    business ' The President ordered the Poles to bee opened for the balloting for of officers for the ensueing year together with A Resolution which have been previously Presented - The Report from the Charity Committee was then presented and on motion of Messrs P. Wilkinson & A Johnston the same was adopted - The Secretary having notified the standing committee of the fact that Messrs Maran And Nelson members thereof were in Arrears they were accordingly debared the right of Action-- Whereupon Mr. Nelson denied the statement - Chargeing the Secretary at the same time with being in error with and intent to defraud -- Whereupon the Secretary very harshly replied stateing he would resign the office with disgust--The President here demanded order but in vain -- in the mean while Mr. Maran taking exception to the statement made by the Secretary relative to his being in arrears demanded the prooff stateing in an inflamitory manner his determination to leave Society rather than to pay it the Secretary here replyed stateing his indefference as to the course which the gentleman may pursue, Mr. Nelson here interfared And then commenced A disorder which were only equaled by the Memorable and heart rendering Affair of 1848 --
  • Image 01
    The President strove again to enforce order but in vain untill the Parties had exhausted their Vocabulary of Personalities and animadversion and then the matter was seemingly adjusted Report from standing Committee on the Treasurers department was then presented and on motion of Messrs Gordon & Sasportas adopted - it was then Moved by Messrs Gordon & Sasportas that the Society autherise the investment of $2.50 put and carried unanimously -- The President here brought to the notice of the body the case of Messrs Hoff & Chichester who have forfieted all claims to membership pursuant to rule and declared them no longer member of Society -- The standing Committee then stated that in Consequence of the disorderly conduct of the members they were unable to effect an election ' the Secretary then requested A correct statement of the cause Whereupon there arose a protracted and disorderly Contention in which several members engaged ' at this state of Proceedings the President finding it impossible to restore order were compeld to suspend proceedings
  • Image 01
    Respecfully Submitted by F. P. Main Pr of F. M. Society acting Secretary in writeing of Proceeding et cetera in consequence Secretary Wilkinson refuing to serve after the adjournment (Members Present: Smith, Maine, A. Johnston, Nelson, Bing, E. Richards, R. Gordon, F. Perry, J. Mishow, E., F., P. Wilkinson, Blancks, Osborne, C., R., J. Holloway, Sasportas, Weston, Mayrant, Hart, Meyers, Clark)
  • Image 01
    Extemporaneous Remarks of President Main before the Friendly Moralist Society at its Annual Meeting in June 1850 And Registerd persuant to Motion Unanimously Adopted Fellow Members The recurence of this our natal day Pregnant with so many Important and happy events, in the retrospection of by gone years, prompts me to make A few remarks previous to entering upon the deliberations of the present Occasion ' It is not my intention however Sirs to make an elaborate Comment upon the noble Acts and Meritorious Achievement of the Friendly Moralist Society from her earliest date to the present times for the purpose of exibiting in glowing Colours her well earnd and well deserved fame ' Nor shall I attempt Sirs to Animadvert upon the criminal outrage perpetuated against her by the hand of those who had sworne Allegiance to her Constitution ' Suffice it to say Sirs that I prefer leaveing so grave A task to Abler hands than mine My design is simply to call your attention to the Kind providence of Almighty God which hath again permitted us to assemble for the purpose of Commemorateing this our Natal Day ' The twelfth Aniversary of the Friendly Moralist Society ' When we look back
  • Image 01
    Through the long Vista of the past And behold the Manifold difficulty And dangers with which our pathway hath been bestrewd during our Advance to the present stage our hearts aught to exult with praises to the great ruler of human events for that King protection and guardian Care which hath been so unspareingly exibited towards us As A Society therefore Sirs it behoves us this day to unite our hearts and Voices in Asscriptions of praises to him whose Omnipoten [ ] hath thus far succour d us It Imperitively behoves us Also fellow Members in View of our Moral Obligation and in View of the great good which hath Resulted from the existence and perpetuity of this Institution to devote our unceasing efforts to the promotion of her Cause and to the advancement of the Interest which hath been so Magnanimously upheld through all the Visicitudes of Misfortune The Clouds of Adversity Sirs which hath hung so heavily Above our political horizon hath been most happily dissipated by the Potential rays of the sun of prosperity ' And we Are this day firmly reestablished upon the broad basis of our primitive glory Our numerical strength hath been Augmented our Liabilities hath been promply met and Liquidated
  • Image 01
    And our finances are stedily increasing These are sources of extreme gratification to me Sirs and I trust to the membership generally ' whose United wisdom and Concurent action hath tended to produce this glorious result ' We have now reached the terminous of the present Administration And are soon to bee engaged in A general election ' Permit me with All defference Sirs Interior to the act to admonish of the propriety [of?] making A Judicious selection Regardless of favouritism or the more adroit Chicanery of partisan Ambition And may the Officers thus elected ever remember the generous Confidence reposed in them And bee stimulated to the discharge of their respective function s with that Zeal and devotion Commensurate with their high trust, In conclusion fellow Members I will also state that I am not A Candidate for Reelection
  • Image 01
    July 8, 1850 A Regular Monthly Meeting of the above Designated Society was convened on the above date at the residence of Mr. F L Wilkinson Commin street the house was formd at 5 minutes to 8 oClock with Prayer from the President-after which the Pro of the past meeting was read bill of Arrears Cald and settled in part Absentees calld on for Result see Absentees book The President then directed the standing Committee to open the poles for the balloting for of Officers for the year and Appointed Messrs Johnston & Perry to fill the Vacancy on said Committee ' It was then Moved by Messrs P Wilkinson & W R Orsborn that A Committee of 3 bee appointed to investigate and report to society the cause or causes which had prevented the aforesaid election on the Anual day Put and Carried The chair appointed Messrs P. Wilkinson W R Orsborn & F Perry to act on said Committee The Report from the standing Committee on election of Officers were then Presented and on Motion adopted ' The President haveing been Reelected in Opposition to his Avowed Will & Respecfully declined the Office at this stage of the Proceeding the house came to ajournment by Limitation (Members Present Maine, F.? Perry, J.? Mishow, Blancks, E.? Richards, Osborne, C., J., R. Holloway, A. Johnston, F., P. Wilkinson, Smith, R. Gordon, Bing, Sasportas, Hart?)
  • Image 01
    August 12, 1850 A Regular Monthly Meeting of the above Designated Society was convened of the Above date at the Residence of Mr. F L Wilkinsons Commin street the house was formed at 8 oClock with prayer from the Vice President after which the Proceedings of the Past Meeting was read Bill of Arrears Called and Settled in part Absentees Called on for result see Absentees Book After which the President brought to the notice of the body the Report presented from the standing Committee relative to the election of officers ' and stated that in his opinion it Containd Certain Objectionable features which he desired that the body should take Cognisance of ' and Called upon Mr. Bing acting Chairman of said Committee to Make explanation in refference thereto Mr. Bing Accordingly stated that the errors Complainded of were not observed by him Previous to his signing the Report the same being drafted by Mr. Johnston nevertheless he did not think them of sufficient importance to invalidate the Report Mr. Paul Wilkinson then moved that the Report bee returnd to the committee with instructions to open the poles for A new ballot the said Motion not being seconded Mr. Charles Holloway Arose and
  • Image 01
    stated that if their were no actual doubts upon the minds of the members as to the true result of the ballot these supposed errors and omissions in his opinion were not of sufficient interest to render the report Void in as much as it has Already been adopted ' The President then stated that notwithstanding the Report did not Militate against the rules yet, he conceved it to bee far dissimilar from all other Reports presented on the subject and in conflict with former usages ' nevertheless he was disposed to Acquiesce in any desission which may bee made according to the wisdom and discresion of the body ' their being no further action taken against the report the President Arose and stated that according to the Report he perceived that he was Reelected to the high Office of Chief Magistrate of the body that he had previously given notice of his not being A candidate for the same ' notwithstanding as it has been the will of the Majority that he should continue to hold the reins of government he would sacrifice all minor Consideration and accept the office and reenter upon the discharge of it duties with that untireing zeal which hath hitherto actuated him for the Interest of Society He then proceeded to Inaugurate the different Officers into the Offices wereunto they were elected
  • Image 01
    Mr. Paul Wilkinson Vice elect refused to serve and was fine d one dollar According to rule Mr. R. D. Hart Secretary elect were absent Mr. C H Holloway Treasurer Reelected Accepted the Office Mr. F L Wilkinson Chairman of standing Committee Accepted the office Mr. C L Ferrett member elect on standing Committee Accepted the Office The other members elect not being Present were not installd Mr. J D Clark Chairman elect on Charity Committee Accepted the Appointment Mr. E J Richards member elect on Charity Committee Accepted the Office Mr. Johnston member elect on said committee absent Mr. Francis Perry steward elect Accepted the Office Mr. R Holloway do absent The President then Caled upon Mr. Paul Wilkinson Chairman of the Investigateing Committee for this Report he accordingly Came forward and reported Verbally that in consequence of the failure on the part of the members of the standing committee in attending the Meetings to which they were summond he was unable to Accomplish the business under Consideration Mr. Bing member standing Committee being caled upon for his excuse stated that he had attended the first appointed
  • Image 01
    Meeting but was unable to attend the sec in Consequence of family sickness ' excused Mr. J Maran Member of said Committee not being able to give A satisfactory excuse were fined agreable to rule Mr. E. J. Richards Reported family sickness excused the other gentlemen not being Present were not arraign d for excuses Mr. R. Bing then arose and stated to the body that it was the Intention of several of the members to give A subscription [Marown] at an early day and solicited the Cooperation of the body in Carrying out the undertakeing At this stage of the Proceeding the house Adjournd by City Limitation The Above is Certified to bee A true Copy of the original minutes Respecfully Submitted By F P Main Pr and secretary of Necsity (Members Present: Maine, Clark, C. Holloway, F., P. Wilkinson, Osborne, Mayrant, Bing, E. Richards, F. Perry, Ferrette, Chion)
  • Image 01
    September 6, 1850 An extra Meeting of the Friendly Moralist Society was held on the above date at the usual place Commin street the house was formd with prayer by Mr. C. H. Holloway at 1/2 past 7 OClock The President briefly stated that the object of the meeting was to Make arrangements to sit up with Mr. J. D. Clark who have been reported sick by the Charity Committee ' the usual mode of drawing Lots were resorted to and the Members were severally appointed according to their respective numbers The President then Proceeded to install the members elect who were absent at the last meeting into the offices werunto they were elected Mr R. D. Hart Sectry elect refusing to serve were fined one dollar agreable to rule wich was promply paid they being no further business on motion of Messrs Richards & Orsborn the house adjournd C L Ferrett Sectry protem (Members Present: Maine, C. Holloway, F. Wilkinson, Osborne, E. Richards, Hart, A. Johnston, Bing, F. Perry, J. Mishow, Smith, Ferrette)
  • Image 01
    September 9, 1850 A Reguler monthly meeting of the Above Name Society was held at the Residenc of Mr F L Wilkerson Coming Street the Presiden Cald the house to order at half pass 7 oclock Prayr from Mr F L Smith after Wich the Proceding of the past meeting was red Bill of Arare Cald and seteled in part Absentees Called on for Result see Absentees Book After wich Mr F Sasportus being Alected on Standin Comity was qualifide Agrelel to Rul Report from Mr. Ch Holloway treasurer for quarter ending was Read on motion Mesr Wilkerson an E Richerds it was Excepted Secetery main Bill for one quarter Service Render on motion of Mess C H Holloway and Perry it was Caried The Report from the Standing Comity on Election was Red Mr A Johnson being A member of Charity Comity the Election became Nul an void on Motion of mr C H Holloway an Perry for that the Report Be Reconciderd an that portion Relivetive to the vise Be Excepted and that part Relivetive to Secetery Be Returnd for Alection of Secetery mr W R [Ausbon?] Being present was quaifide And taken his seat Mr R Gordon being Alected qualfied and enter upon the Duies of his ofice Mr Ch Holloway move and seconted By F Wilkerson that the Comity Be impoward to Asertain the Cost of Fifty Copey and Report at the nex meting the house AJourn By City Limitation Robert Gordon Secetery (Members Present: Maine, Gordon, F., P. Wilkinson, Osborne, A. Johnston, Smith, Nelson, Bing, C., J. Holloway, Blancks, Sasportas, Ferrette, Mayrant, F.? Perry, E. Richards)
  • Image 01
    October 14, 15, [1850] A Regular monthly meeting of the A Bove namd Socity was held at the Residence of mr F L Wilkerson Coming Street the house was form with prayr by Mr F L Smith at 10 minuts to six oclock after wich procedings of the Last meeting was Red the Bill of arare Cald and paide in part Absentees Cald for Result see Absentees Book Mr F L Wilkerson stated that the Comity Cold not have un alteration made to plate but stated the Cost of A Neu one wold $50 Receive from Mr. F L Wilkerson as infamation that J Nelson Requested the trustees to wait until the next meeting Before thay shold invest Mr Nelson Requested the president to inform him in wat way it will Bee Laide out the president Request the Secetery to Reed the Duies of the trustee for information Mr. P Wilkerson made A few Remrs on the subgect and move that the Comity Be Fin for Neglect of Duties asine to them seconted By E Richards Mr J Nelson Fine For interupting A member on the Flore Mr C Holloway mad A Few Remarks on the Subgect Showing ware the members [Shold?] wait until the Report is Deu Mr J Maran stated that he wold Rather the Funs Remain as it is than to Be Laid out in enny way A resilution past it First first Reding from Mrs Holloway Osborn Gordon The house Ajurn By City Limitation (Members Present: Maine, Mayrant, Nelson, J. Mishow, Bing, A. Johnston, Sasportas, Smith, Weston, Blancks, C., J. Holloway, Ferrette, Chion, Osborne, F., P. Wilkinson, E. Richards, R. Gordon)
  • Image 01
    November 11, 1850 A Regular monthly meeting of the A Bove namd Society was held at the usul place the hous was form with prayr By W R Auborn procedings of the Last meeting Red Bill of Arare Cald and Setel in part Absentees Caule for Result Se absente Book the president Derected the Standing Comity to open the poles for Baloting of Resolution Mr Pery fine for Being absent in october Mr R Holloway paide A fine Deu for Being Absen at a Regular meting the gentelman was also instaul and excepted Report Receive from the Standing Comity it was move By Mese J Maran & C Farett that the Report Bee except the Widow Stipen Became Deu was paide in accordance With Resolution it was move By Mr Maran & seconted By R Bing that the Members sup on the simianial At 25 Cents put And Caried No Further Buisness the house Agourn By City Limatation Respecful Submited By Robt J Gordon Secretary of F M S (Members Present: Maine, Osborne, F., P. Wilkinson, C., J., R. Holloway, Nelson, Clark, Mayrant, Bing, E. Richards, J. Mishow, Blancks, Ferrette, F. Perry, R. Gordon)
  • Image 01
    December 9, 1850 A Regular monthly meeting of the above name society Was Conven at the usual place The hous was Form with prayer By Mr. F L Wilkerson at 10 minnit to six o Clock The procedenis of the Last meeting Red Bill of Arare Cald and Settel in part absentees Cald on For Result see Absentees Book Report Was Receive From th Charity Comity it was move By Meses P. Wilkerson & Maran the Report Be excepted put and Caried Mr. F Smith Cald on for Being absent at Regular meeting Not giveing a Resonable excuse was Fine 25 cents Meses Hart Not Being abel to give A Resonable excus was fine for 2 meetings The Report From the Standing Comity Was Red and move By Meses Farett an Blanks that the Report Bee Excepted Secutary Bill past For payment thair Being No Further Buisness it Was move By Meses C Farett and Blanks that Wee A Journ put and Caried At hald pass 8 Respectfully Submited By R J Gordon Sec (Members Present: Maine, Osborne, C., J., R. Holloway, Mayrant, Nelson, Clark, F.? Perry, P., F., E. Wilkinson, Chion, Hart, Bing, E. Richards, A. Johnston, Blancks, Smith, Ferrette, Weston, R. Gordon, Moultrie, J. Mishow)
  • Image 01
    January 13, 1851 A Regular monthly meeting of the Above nam society was Conven on the 13 instant the house was form with pray By Mr Smith at 2 minnit to 7 A Clock procedings of the Last meeting Red Bill of Arare Cald and Settel in part Absentees Cald on For Result see absentee Book it Was Move By Meses Maran & Ausbon that the Stuards Be Autherise to Receive the Amount from those members Who feels A Will to Contribute for A super thair Being No Further Buisness to transact it was move By Meses J Holloway and Richards that the house agourn put and Caried At 8 oClock Respectfuly Submited By R Gordon Secetery F M S (Members Present: Maine, Osborne, Smith, E. Richards, Mayrant, J. Mishow, Bing, Chion, L. Perry, P., F. Wilkinson, Ferrette, C., R., J. Holloway, R. Gordon, Nelson)
  • Image 01
    Febuary 10, 1851 A Regular monthly meeting of the A Bove Namd society wase Convene at the Residence of Mr F Wilkerson Coming Street The house Was form At 6 oclock With prayr By Mr F [Wilkerson] Smith the procedings of the Last meeting Red Bill of Arare Cald and Settel in part Absentees Cald on For Result see Absentees Book Their Being No Further Buisness to transact it Was move By Mr E. Wilkerson And sec By Mr Ausbon that the hous Agourn put and Caried The House Agourn at Eight OClock Respecfuly Submited By R Gordon Secetery F M S (Members Present: Maine, C. Holloway, Chion, E. Richards, Mayrant, Ferrette, A. Johnston, F., E., P. Wilkinson, J. Mishow, F. Perry, R. Gordon)
  • Image 01
    March 10, 1851 A Regular monthly meeting of the A Bove namd society was Conene at the Residence of Mr F L Wilkerson Coming Street the house was Formd at 7 O Clock with prayer By Mr F L Wilkerson after witch the procedings of the Last Meeting Read Bill of Arares Cald and Settel in part Absentees Cald on for Result see absentees Book the Report From the Charity Comity Was Excepted and Red on mortion of Mr Gordon & Myers the Report Bee excepted put And caried The Treasurer Repot was Red And on mortion of Mese J Maran & Clark That the Report Bee excepted put an adopted Thair Being no further Buisness Before us to transact the hous agorn Buy City Limitation Respectfully Submited By R. Gordon Secretary of F M S (Members Present: Maine, F., P. Wilkinson, F. Perry, E. Richards, Sasportas, Mayrant, Osborne, Nelson, Hart, Blancks, Clark, Meyers, Ferrette, C. Holloway, J. Mishow, R. Gordon)
  • Image 01
    April [14?], 1851 A Regular monthly meeting of the A Bove namd Society was Convene at the Residence of Mr F L Wilkerson Coming Street The hous was form at half pass 7 oclock With prayer by vice pr Orsbon after wich The president Declard the house form for Buisness The procedings of the Last meeting Red Bill of Arares Cald and Settel in part Absente Cald on for Result See Absentee Book Aleter of Appication from Mr Burckmer was Receive And Red And one from Mr. Baxter was Red Thar Being No Further Buisness Before Hous it was moved By the vice and secont Secetery that the house Agourn put and Carie the agourn At half pass 9 o Clock All of Wich is Respectfully Submited (Members Present: Maine, E. Richards, Osborne, F. Wilkinson, R. Gordon, C. Holloway, C. Ferrette)
  • Image 01
    May 12, 1851 A Regular monthly meeting of the a bove Namd society was [Covne?] at the Residence of Mr F L Wilkerson Coming Street The house Was form with prarer By the president 10 to 8 Clo After wich the Procedings of the Last meeting Red Bill of Arares Cald and Settel in part Absentees Cald on for Result see Absentees Book The Leters of mrs Baxter and Burckmier Was Red the secont time and turne over to the Comity to Bee baloted for Stward Pery fine 25 Cents for Neglect of Duty their Not Being A magority of the Comity (not present) the president Apointed Mrs. J Maran T Chion to act Excepted Mr. J Maran Brought to Notice the anial day and mov that the members Dine at one Doller each seconted By W Blanks put And Caried A Comity of 3 was apointed to super [ ] With the stuards Mrs. R Bing & J Maran & W Blanks Wich Excepted the Chairman of the Standing Comity Made A verbel Report that thair Being not 2 thirds preasant they Cold not hand in thair Report A mortion was mad By Mr Chion and seconted By Vice Orsborn that the meeting Dou Agourn To monday the 19 put And Caried Respectfully submited by R Gordon Sec of F. M. S (Members Present: Maine, E., F. Wilkinson, Mayrant, Bing, Nelson, E. Richards, Ferrette, F. Perry, Osborne, Blancks, Chion, C., J. Holloway, Meyers, R. Gordon)
  • Image 01
    May 19, 1851 an agourn meeting was on the above date covend At the usual place the house formd At 25 minuits to 9 oClock with prayr By Vice Orsborn the Mr R Holloway A Stuard being preasant was Cauld on for neglect of Duties Gave No [Resenel?] Exeuse was fine 34 [ ] cents mr J D Clark from the Charity Comity stated that he cauld on mrs Cotton And she Requested the Comity to put the Childrun At Mrs Seymore School as thay wold Lern Souing in The same time th Comity hare Dun so Agreablly to hir wishes the secertary give notice to the members That he was prepair to serv enny member who wish To Liquidate thair Arare [thay?] Report from the the standing Comity on election Was Red it was Move By C Holloway and vice orsborn the Reporte Be Excep Put and Carried Thair Being No further Buisness [Before?] Mr orsborn & Gordon move for an Agournment put caried at half pass 9 Respectfully submited by R Gordon Secretary of F M S (Members Present: E., F. Wilkinson, Clark, Blancks, Maine, Weston, Ferrette, F. Perry, R., C. Holloway, Meyers, Sasportas, J. Mishow, Bing, Hart, Mayrant, A. Johnston, E. Richards, R. Gordon)
  • Image 01
    June 9, 1851 The Annual Meeting of the Above named Society was held on the above date at the Residence of Mr F. L. Wilkerson Coming St The house was formed with Prayer by President F. P. Main at 1/4 to 12 oclock the President having declared the house formed for the transaction of Business Proceedings of the last meeting was read Bill of Arrears called and partially settled List of Absentees called for Result see (Absentee Book) Mess Baxter and Burck[myer?] Members elect being Present the President ordered the Secratary to read the rules in the hearing of the above designiated Gentlement, Who upon Approval of the same Signed their names thereunto and paid the sum of $5.00 each being the amount required for their first Installment Report of Charity Committee being handed in upon Motion of Mess Holloway and Myers it was unanimously accepted The Standing Committee having examined the Report of the Treasurer and handed the same to Society it was moved by R Gordon and seconded by E Richards for the acceptance of the same which was unanimously carried in Accordance with Rules and upon motion of Mess Clark and E Wilkerson the socity took a recess of 3/4 of an Hour. [Then?] the Members retired for the purpose of Feasting upon
  • Image 01
    upon the Provisions made by the Stewards Who upon this occasion were noted for an unusual display of Activity The time having swiftly passed away The President resumed his Chair at 10 minutes to 3 oclock Whereupon he made a few very able and Approiate remarks portraying with grandeur the Prospects of our Society and his gratefulness for the past favours so continually bestowed upon him he then requested the Chair man of the Standing Committee to open the Polls for election of Officers for the ensueing year the polls being opened accordingly the members having polle[?] their votes respectively & said portion of Proceedings being over The Report of Standing Committee was received and Motioned by Mess F L Wilkerson and F C Sasportas relative to the acceptance of the [ ] Atecedent to the reading of said report The Trustees Report was handed in and Approved At this stage of Proceedings Mr R Bing a member brought it to the Special notice of the body two votes polled in Favour of Mr Jno Clark Candidate for the Presidency which were not considered by the committee in consequence of their being polled in different Boxes from that appropriated for the President Mr F L Wilkerson Chairman of S. Committee made a few remarks showing where the report was correct and advocating the same boldly
  • Image 01
    Whereupon Mr C L Ferrette a member of said Committee co,operated at length with Mr R Bing Several members became bright participants in said debate when Mr Jno D Clarke arose and made a few remarks relative to the Question before the body of which he was their Principal object and stating to the Members Generally the impropriety of his advocating his own cause but briefly bringing to their notice that were it not for himself he would every means in the world to the active restoration of said votes disconsidered he closed his remarks by returning his heartfelt thanks to his fellow Members for th[eir?] unwearied [exertions?] in his behalf stating at the same time in consequence of his tender years he had no bright Asprarations for the office of Chief Magistracy, the President having concurred in the views of the Chairman of the Standing Committee A motion for the Acceptance of the same was again made by Mess Richards & Moultrie put to the house and duly Carried The President then called upon V. President Osborne and informed him of his being called to the discharge of the duties of President said Gentleman returned his thanks to the body for their suffrages in his behalf and entered upon the Discharge of the duties of the same Mr R Gordon being elected V President was duly installed upon the acceptance of
  • Image 01
    of the same Mr C L Ferrette was elected Secretary accepted of the same and also Installed Mr C [D?] Holloway having again been Unanimously elected to the Office of Treasurer upon acceptance of the same made a few Remark which [from?] the thorough knowledge of the Mental Powers of said Gentleman it would be a fruitless attempt upon part of Secretary to eulogize upon the Qualities (of said [ ]) of the same The President then continued to install the Gentleman elected to Various offices Mr Ferrette being elected Orator for the ensuing annual was again installed into that Office not without returning his thanks to his fellow members for their unbounded respect and regard their being no further Business meeting Adjourned at a late hour when the member who participiated in the Annual Festival withdrew to appease the intrinsic call of the inner man (Members Present: Osborne, Ferrette, Maine, Gordon, C., R., J. Holloway, E.? Richards, J. Mishow, A. Johnston, Moultrie, Clark, Sasportas, F., E. Wilkinson, Mayrant, F. Perry, A. Baxter, Burckmeyer, Smith, Blancks, Nelson, Bing, Weston, Meyers)
  • Image 01
    July 14, 1851 A Regular Meeting of the above named Society was held on the above date at the residence of Mr.R. W. Holloway Beaufain St the house was formd with Prayer by Mr F. P Main at 1/4 to 8 oclock The Proceedings of the Annual Meeting was read Bill of arrears called and settled List of Absentees called for result see Absentees Book Mr R W Holloway being Present was installed to this office to which he was elected Mr S D Holloway being absent from Meetings from July 1849 was called upon for excuses upon which he requested the rules to be read relative to the time of holding meeting which being done he requested to know whether during his absence any meeting had been held in accordance with rules Reference being made to Proceedings book he was replied to in the negative he then stated that he subscribe to the rules to be govrned by them and if there was not any meeting held as called for in Rule he cannot conceive himself fineable President Osborne replyed that the absence did not occur under his Administration he then gave his opinion Officially stating at the same time he was unprepared to [act?] upon it upon which ex President Main [moved?] that inasmuch as society did not convene during the time strictly to rule S D Holloway be excused Mess F L & P Wilkerson expressed some objection to the move being granted to which S D H replyed the motion being Deficient of a Second was not acted upon at this stage of proceedings Society Adjourned by City Limitation
  • Image 01
    (Members Present 7/14/1851: Osborne, R. Gordon, C., S., R., J. Holloway, Maine, P., E., F. Wilkinson, E. Richards, Mayrant, F. Perry, J. Mishow, Moultrie, Ferrette, Sasportas, Burckmeyer, Nelson, A. Johnston, A. Baxter)
  • Image 01
    August 11, 1851 Proceedings of the Meeting held on the 11h of August 1851 at the Residence of Mr C H Holloway Rooms Beaufain St Meeting was formed with an eloquent address to the throne of grace in Societys behalf by Mr F L Wilkerson at 25 minutes before 6 o clock P. M. The President and Vice President being absent Mr Jno Mauran [was?] Called to the Chair Proceeds of the Last Meeting read Bill of Arrears Called and Settled Letter were presented by their several Bearers from Mess Jno B Wells Clarence B Nell J [B?] Edwards applying for Membership all of which passed their First Reading List of Absentees called for result see Absentee Book Mr S D Holloway arose and made a few remarks in relation to the Question in respect of himself [not?] under consideration and Proposed that said Matter be laid over until the President and himself should be Present when upon motion of Mess Clarke and Johnson it was laid over Mess S D Holloway Moved and Seconded by Mr. R M Bing that Society Sup at the ensuing Meeting put to the house anc Carried and requested that due notice be given to the President respecting the place appropriated for Meeting and said festival all of which duly carried There being no further business upon Motion of Mess Mishow and BurckMyer Meeting Adjourned
  • Image 01
    C L Ferrette, Sec F M Society (Members Present: Mayrant, A. Johnston, Bing, S., C., R. Holloway, P., F. Wilkinson, Moultrie, Ferrette, Clark, Maine, Nelson, Burckmeyer, F. Perry, Blancks, Smith, A. Baxter, J. Mishow, E. Richards)
  • Image 01
    September 8, 1851 Proceedings of a Monthly Meeting of the Friendly Moralist Society held on Monday Afternoon the 8th day of Sept at the residence of Mr G Myers Pinckney St Meeting was formed at 20 min before 6 oclock P. M. with prayer by Mr C H Holloway Mr R Bing called to the chair The list of Arrears was called in order and settled in part the letters of Appliciants Nell Edwards and Wells were duly called for and passed its 2nd Reading upon the arrival of the President the Polls was ordered to be opened for the purpose of Balloting for vacancy in Charity Committee & the list of Absentees was next called for in which Mr R A Hart was called upon for his excuse for non attendence at Monthly meetings to which he tendered his several excuses [objections?] being made by Mr C H Holloway to Mr R A Hart being altogether released from his Arrear for non attendance at Regular Meeting held on the 11h August /51 Several remarks were made by both gentlemen Mr Hart in defence of Himself and Mr Holloway arguing the rules of Society from the importance of the business before the Society there was no further actions taken with the Gentleman that day Mr Saml D Holloway then requested that the Proceeds of the Meeting held on the 11h of August may be read in the audience of Society Said proceeds having been read by the Secretary the question in relation to Mr S D Holloway was taken up for consideration and argued in a spirited manner by the following Gentlemen to wit
  • Image 01
    Mess S. D. Holloway F. L. Wilkerson Paul Wilkerson C H Holloway And others displaying each in their respective opinion there strongest regard for Society The President having reffered the Rule the 17h in defence of Society in said Question Mr S. D. Holloway objected to said rule in relation to himself as it was but the societys bill of fines having no other effects than the rates of fine to be imposed upon each Defaulter At this stage of Proceedings Mr C. H. Holloway [entered?] into a beautiful exposition of the rules of society displaying as much light and information upon this truly important Subject as his charecterized any other Participant in this subject reference being made by Mr C H Holloway to the motion made by Mr F P Main at at Meeting of society held on the 14th of July The opinion of that Gentleman was asked and given by him in the matter in which he particularly brought to the mind of Society the feelings which prompt him to make [ ] having special reference to the good feelings which has characterized the institution through all her conflicts The said gentleman in conslusion again moved that Mr S D Holloway be releived from the Fines which has caused considerable excitement for a time in society said motion having
  • Image 01
    Received a second form Mr Jno Mauran the momentous Question was put to the house and received a majority of one vote in favour of Mr S D Holloway This matter being settled the President expressed himself altogether clear from the matter as it was decision of Society alone not under his power or control Mr C Holloway then moved that all Meetings held prior to this be called legal and considered the same upon being 2nd by Mr P Wilkerson it was put to the house and unanimously carried the report of Charity Committee was handed in and moved by Mess Main and Mauran for the acceptance of the same put to the house and carried next came the report of the Treasurer it was moved Mess S D Holloway and A C Johnston that said report be accepted put to the house and carried the report of Standing Committee was also handed in for result see (Report book) The President then called for Mr E Richards and Declared to him that he was elected Member of C Committee to which office he refused to serve the meeting then adjourned by limitation The following gentleman answered to their names
  • Image 01
    [C L Ferrett], Sec F M S (Members Present 9/8/1851: Osborne, Ferrette, Nelson, Sasportas, A. Johnston, F., P. Wilkinson, Mayrant, Bing, Baxter, Smith, R. Gordon, C., S. Holloway, Hart, E. Richards, F. Perry, Maine, J. Mishow, Blancks) October 13, 1851 Proceedings of a Regular Meeting of the F M Society held on the 13th of October 1851 at the Residence of G Myers Pinckney St Meeting was formed at 1/2 5 o clock with Prayer by Mr C H Holloway and Mr Jno D Clarke in the Chair Proceedings of the last Meeting was read Arrear list called and settled in part List of Absentees called for result see (Absentees Book) Mr C B Nell Member elect being present the President directed the rules to be read and upon his approval signed the same and payed his first installment in accordance with rules The Secratarys bill was presented and ordered to be paid. by Motion of P Wilkerson and R Bing Mr Jno D. Clarke arose
  • Image 01
    And stated to the body that he was disposed to give satisfaction to the Society for non attendance at Regular Meetings of Society but as he had a charge against the Committee on Charity he would defer the matter until the Chairman of said committee would be present to hear his accusation he then slightly defined his charge Mr F. P. Main arose and remarked that there was according to his understanding a Similarity between Mess Clarke matter and that of Mr R D Hart which was called up at the meeting antecedent to the 13th Whereupon Mr C Holloway Remarked that he being identified in the case of Mr Hart he saw no similarty between the two Gentlemen in Question and entered into a brief exposition of the same by reffering to the rule in relation to sick Members &c the Matter being somewhat Contracted Mr Jno D Clarke unintentionally explained the Matter to the Society and requested that the further consideration of the matter be deferred until the Chairman could be present to decide the matter it was then moved and seconded by Mess S D & C H Holloway that the matter be deffered until the Chairman of Charity Committee be Present and the matter duly explained put to the house and carried Mr Jas Edward Member newly elect came forward heard the rules read and subscribed to the same paying his first installment there being no further business upon Motion of Mr P Wilkerson and 2nd by C L Ferrette Society Adjourned
  • Image 01
    C L Ferrette Secratary of the Friendly Moralist Society (Members Present 10/13/1851: Osborne, R. Gordon, Clark, C., S., R. Holloway, Smith, Mayrant, F. Perry, Burckmeyer, Blancks, J. Mishow, J. Edwards, Bing, Nelson, E. Richards, Maine, F., E., P. Wilkinson, Nell, Ferrette) [November, 1851?] At a regular Monthly Session of the Friendly Moralist Society held at the Residence of Mr Gertion Myers Pinckney St the following were the Proceedings to "wit" The house was formed with an invocation to the throne of grace in behalf of Society by President Osborne at quarter to 5 oclock The house being regularly formed for the transaction of Business the proceedings of the last Meeting was read Bill of arrears called and the settled in part list of Absentees called for result see (Absentees Book) Mr Jno D Clarke pursuant to notice came forward with his charge against the Charity Committee Accompanied with a brief explanation of the same
  • Image 01
    he then presented his Petition and read it for information to Society After reading the Same Mr F L Wilkerson of the Charity Committee explained to Society his course of action during Mr Clarke,s illness also the information he had received at sundry times respecting the state of Mr Clarkes health and exonerating himself altogether from the charge alleged against him by Mr Jno D Clarke upon said declaration by Mr F L Wilkerson the Gentlemen in question entered into considerable debate between themselves which caused a slight participiation of several gentlemen in said debate the President,s opinion being asked for by Mr Clarke he recommended that the Matter be deffered until Mr F Smith of C Committee be present to settle the question all parties of the Charity Committees being equally impliciated there came up a disscussion relative to a member being out of town as it regards Society aid this matter was argued spiritedly by Mr Clarke in defence of himself supported by Mr Charles Holloway in consequence of considerable dispute at this stage of proceedings the Secratarty was unable to sketch the individual who introduced the subject At this stage of proceedings considerable excitement prevailed amongst the Members upon which Mr Robert Bing arose and stated that the President had a right to decide upon the Petition of Mr Jno D Clarke and urged the propriety of so doing the Matter was finally adjusted by the President giving an order for the regular Stipends for Mr Clarke during his illness. Mr Clarke moved for a supper Motion
  • Image 01
    Being without a second was not put to the house The Stewards bills was presented by Steward Baxter and Moved by Mr Paul Wilkerson seconded by Mr Robt Bing that said bill be paid Moved by Mess C Holloway and Jno Clarke that an amendment that the said bill be returned to the stewards for correction that it may embrace all the meetings held since the Annual day the motion was put to the house and there being an equality of votes the president gave his vote in favour of the first motion and ordered the bill to be paid accordingly there being considerable confusion amongst some of the members upon investigation it was found that the Meeting Adjourned by Limitation. Charles L Ferrette Secratary F. M. Society (Members Present: Osborne, R. Gordon, F. Perry, Weston, Nelson, F., P. E. Wilkinson, Clark, S., C., R. Hollloway, A. Baxter, Meyers, Ferrette, Mayrant, J. Edwards, Nell, Bing, Maine, E. Richards, Sasportas)
  • Image 01
    December 8, 1851 At a regular Meeting held on the above date at the residence of Mr G Myers the following is the proceedings there of Meeting was formed with prayer by Mr F. L. Wilkerson at a 1/4 to 5 oclock Proceeds of the last meeting read Bill of arrears called and settled list of absentees called for result see (absentees Book) Steward Burckmyer presented his bill for payment which bill the President refused to sign for payment which caused the interposition of Mr J D Clarke who rebuked the president most strenously for not signing the whereupon Mr Chas Holloway arose and advocated the rights of the Steward bringing for reference certain portion of Proceedings of a subsequent meeting this bill gave rise to considerable debate and laughter and was finally laid on the table after President declared his determination not to sign said Bill the Treasurer Report was examined by the Committee and read by the secretary it was moved by Mr Ferrette and seconded by R Bing that said report be accepted put to the house and carried without a dissenting voice Moved by Mr C Holloway and R Bing for the voucher accompanying report to be destroyed put and carried Mr C Holloway again moved and seconded by Mr R Bing that the Secratary furnish a schedule of all of the books of Society put to the house and adopted there being no further business meeting adjourned by Limitation
  • Image 01
    C L Ferrette Sec F M S (Members Present 12/8/1851): Osborne, Clark, Nelson, R. Gordon, Bing, Burckmeyer, Mayrant, F. Perry, F., E. Wilkinson, J. Mishow, C., S., R. Holloway, A. Baxter, Blancks, Ferrette, E. Richards, Nell) January 12, 1852 At a Regular monthly meeting of The Friendly Moralist Society held at Mr Myers, Pinckney St at 1/4 to 7 oClock, The House was Formed with a Prayer by Mr F Wilkinson Proceedings of Last meeting Read Bill of Arrears Acted upon Absentees Noted, for Result see fine Book -- The President Requested the Secretary to Write to Members that are in Arrears to the Society There Being no other Buisness the House Adjourned Jno D. Clark Acting Secrty For C. L. Ferrett. (Members Present 12/8/1851): Osborne, Clark, Nelson, R. Gordon, Bing, Burckmeyer, Mayrant, F. Perry, F., E. Wilkinson, J. Mishow, C., S., R. Holloway, A. Baxter, Blancks, Ferrette, E. Richards, Nell)
  • Image 01
    February 9, 1852 At a Regular Monthly Meeting of the F. M. S. Held on the Above Date, at Mr G. Myers Pinckney St, The House was Formed 1/4 past 6 oclock, Mr Wilkinson offered a Petition in Behalf of The Society's Welfare, as Also of Its Members, Which was very Impressive, Alluding to the Several Questions that Now Exist among us in an Unsettled State & Hoped that the time had come When They might be Amicably Adjusted ' After which the Proceedings of the Last Meeting was Read, Bill of Arrears Call,d & Absentees Noted The President Call,d upon Mr. S. Holloway For an Excuse for being Absent at the Last Meeting, When he Requested the President to Inform him Why there was Such an omission on his Side for Noting Absentees. The President Said That he had Call'd upon Every Absent Member That were Present on The Succeeding Meeting's & If They were not Marked of It was only Forgetfulness, Mr. F. Wilkinson Then Arose and made a Few Remarks Relative to the Inclemency of the Weather, Bringing to our Notice The Widows that are on the Bounty of the Society, & Reccommended By
  • Image 01
    By Motion That We furnish The Widows with Half Cord Wood A Piece Seconed by J. Clark, and after an Amendment by S. Holloway It Was Unanimously Adopted, -- The Charity Committee Presented Quarters Bill for Widdows Stipend which was Paid ' There Being No other Buisness The Meeting Adjourned J. D. Clark Acting Secretary for C. L. Ferrett March 8, 1852 At the third Quarterly Convention of the above named Institution held at the Residence of Mr Gertion Myers, Pinckney St. Meeting was formed for the transaction of Business at Twenty Minutes past 6 oclock the Constitutional Devotion of society being performed by the President The proceedings of the last Meeting was read, bill of arrears called and settled in part. List of Absentees called for result (see Absentees book) the Stewards bill was presented and paid the Secretarys Bill was also presented for payment and upon Motion of Mess Clarke and Bing put to the house and carried, said bill
  • Image 01
    was settled in accordance The report of the Treasurer was duly handed in after inspection by the committee after the reading of said report it was moved by Mr C L Ferrette and seconded by R Bing that the same be accepted put to the house and adopted unanimously. Mr Saml D Holloway gave notice of his intention to present a resolution at the next Meeting in relation to a change of the term (Charity) [as?] expressed in Rule 8th (Committees on Charity) and the word (Relief) to be used in lieu thereof Mr Jno D. Clarke brought to the notice of the President his stipend that was allowed him by rule during sickness stating that he had not as yet received the same where upon the president informed said Gentleman that he did not Receive any order for his sanction as yet from the committee on Charity but that he was prepared at any time to give his signature to the same Whereupon Messers S D Holloway and J Mauran Moved that the president would direct further that Mr Clarke allowance be extended to him through the proper Channel Mr F L Wilkerson of Charity Committee arose and said that he had already declared his determination not to extend an order for the payment of the same when a little debate of old origin relative to the same matter sprung up between Mess Wilkerson and Clarke it however was of remarkable short duration creating no sensations whatever upon the surface of each others Breast the
  • Image 01
    President in conclusion said that he thought himself a sufficient source to extend the provisions of Society in this case to Mr Clarke and the sum was accordingly paid over to Mr J D Clarke by the President upon the acceptance of the same by Mr Clarke said gentleman returned the Monies to Society with a request that the same may be appropiated to the use of the Widows and Orphans of Society it was then moved by mess S D Holloway and seconded by H. L. Burckmyer that the same be accepted and that the mode in which it shall be disposed of for the benifit of the Widows and orphans be decided at the next Meeting by the Society there being no further business Meeting adjourned C L Ferrette Secretary F M Society (Members Present: Osborne, R. Gordon, Ferrette, C., S., R. Holloway, Mayrant, F., E., P. Wilkinson, Maine, Nelson, A. Baxter, Blancks, Bing, Smith, J. Mishow, Meyers, F. Perry, Burckmeyer, Clark, J. Edwards, Chion)
  • Image 01
    April 12, 1852 A Regular Meeting of the Said Society was held at the residence of Mr Gertion Myers Pinckney Street on the above date the house was formed for Business at 15 minutes to 6 oclock P.M. through the request of Vice President R. Gordon Mr. F. L. Wilkerson discharged the neccessary requirements of Rule 2nd (2nd clause) in an appropriate invocation to the seat of Mercy the Arrear list was called and settled in part next the list of absentees for result refer (Absentees Book) Mr S. D. Holloway here stated that the resolution he proposed to offer at this Meeting by a previous notice given at last convention of Society he would have to defer the same to another Meeting owing to a press of Business it was also moved by Said Gentleman and seconded by Mr [ ] that a Committee by appointed to propose and report at next meeting the mode in which the appropiation made by Mr Clarke to society for the use of widows and orphans shall be disposed of the President appointed Mess S Holloway J D Clarke and Jno [Mauran?] to said committee there being no further business Meeting adjourned upon Motion of Mess Ferrette & Gordon
  • Image 01
    C L Ferrette Secretary (Members Present: Osborne, R. Gordon, S., C., R., J. Holloway, Ferrette, E. Richards, J. Mishow, Maine, Bing, Weston, F. Perry, F., P., E. Wilkinson, Sasportas, Clark, Nelson, Meyers, Mayrant)
  • Image 01
    May 10, 1852 A regular Meeting of the above named Society was held on the above date at the Residence of Mr Gertion Myers Pinckney Street the Session was opened with prayer by Mr F L Wilkinson at half past 6 o clock. the Proceedings of the last Meeting was read. Bill of arrears called and settled in part List of Absentees called for result see Absentees Book Mr Richard W Holloway was fined the sum of 25 cts for being Absent from regular Meeting held 12th of January 1852 and settled the same forthwith Mr J. Davis Clarke from the Committee Appointed to make a suitable Appropriation of the amount donated to Society by said Gentleman offered their Report to Society Mr Charles H Holloway arose and made a few impressive Remarks in favour of Report of said committee and concluded his Remarks by Moving that the Report of Said Committees and concluded his Remarks by Moving that the Report of Said Committees be Accepted and that they be furtherbe empowered to purchase the Bibles offered by them for inspection of Society and present the same to the Widows in behalf of Society upon said Motion receiving the second of Mr E Richards it was put to the house and unanimously adopted. The Bibles to be presented before Society for further inspection on Annual Day. Mr Jno Mauran noted for his ardent
  • Image 01
    Zeal in promoting a good cause offered a Resolution to Alter the Weekly Stipend from its present allowance of one dollar and fifty cents per week to sick member and offered two dollars weekly in lieu thereof Passed its 1st Reading Pursuant to Notice Mr Samuel D Holloway presented His Resolution to change name of "Committee on Charity" to that of Committee on Relief all of which passed its first Reading it was then Moved by Mr Mauran and seconded by Mr J. Mishow that A dinner be given on Annual Day under the patronage of Society and the sum of $1 00 be Appropriated by each Member requiring it put to the house and carried The chair Appointed Mess Mauran and Mishow to co-operate with the Stewards in furnishing said Festival There being no further Business upon Motion of Mess P Wilkinson and A. G. Baxter Meeting Adjourned. Pro & Con
  • Image 01
    Respectfully Submitted by Charles L Ferrette Sect of F. M. Society pr F. P. Main (Members Present: Osborne, R. Gordon, A. Johnston, R. Hart, F. Perry, J., S., C., R. Holloway, Ferrette, Clark, Smith, Burckmeyer, A. Baxter, F., P., E. Wilkinson, Weston, Nelson, Sasportas, Bing, Meyers, Blancks, Mayrant, J. Mishow, E. Richards, Nell, Maine)
  • Image 01
    June 14, 1852 The Above Meeting was held at the Residence of Mr George Lucas on the above date at 11 oClock the throne of grace was address in behalf of Society by Mr. F. P. Main. after which the President declaired the house formd for business after which the Proceeding of the Antecedent Meeting was read bill of Arrears Cald and settled in part ' Absentees Cald on for result see Absentees Book - After which it was moved by Mr C. H. Holloway that society Recess for one hour to hear the address. the Motion was Seconded by Mr. J. D. Clark with an amendment that A Chaplain bee appointed also for the Occasion ' Put and Carried. the chair appointed Mr. C. H. Holloway Who accepted the appointment and proceeded to the discharge of the sacred duties of the same ' prior to which the Chair entertaind a Motion from Messrs Clark & Bing to invite Mr. Lucas and family to hear the address put and Carried after the termination of the above preliminarys Mr. C. L. Ferrette Orrator of the day Arose ' and in an eloquent and Lofty strain Commented upon
  • Image 01
    the past Merritorious Achievements of Society in the field of Benevolence and Charity and wound up the same by A Very Courteous and flattering Compliment to the Ladies who on the present Occasion had graced our meeting with their smiles at this stage of proceeding the meeting adjournd pursuant to rule to allow Members an opportunity of partakeing of the refreshments provideed for said Occasion ' after which the President resumed the chair and proceeded to business. Mr. C. H. Holloway Moved that address of Mr. Ferrette bee Registerd upon proceeding Book of Society which motion was seconded by Mr Maran put & adopted The chair ordered the polls to bee opend for the Balloting for of Officiers for the ensueing year and for Resolutions - Mr. F. L. Wilkinson Chairman of the board of trustees presented the Annual Report of said board which was accordingly read. Mr. C. H. Holloway arose and interposed an Objection to said report as being incorrect ' the report however was put upon its passage by Motion of Messers P. Wilkinson & Weston and adopted. at this stage of proceeding there arose a disscussion relative to the right of members who have not paid up their Initiation fee pursant to rule
  • Image 01
    in which discusion several Members Participated Mr. A. C. Johnston being particularly referd to in the case ' it was Movd by Messers S. D. Holloway & Clark that the rules bee Carried out in Mr. Johnstons case and that the same bee stricly done hereafter. Carried ' Letters of Application was received from Messrs George & Richard Lucas and David Richards ' all of Which passd their first reading ' it was moved by Messrs Richards & Johnston that the last child of Mrs. Moon bee taken on the Bounty of Society put and carried ' Secretarys Bill was presented and passd for payment ' The Standing Committees Report was also presented accompanied with that of the Treasurer ' after the reading of said reports it was movd by Mr.. F. L. Wilkinson that the bee accepted which motion was Objected to by Mr. S. D. Holloway as being Inconsistent with Society s usage to accept the two reports together and more especially as the Treasurers report Claimed precedence The President Acquiesceing in the statement thus made the reports were accordingly Acted upon serialtim and the Treasurers report being first
  • Image 01
    in order was put upon its passge by Motion of Messrs Mauran & Perry and Unanimously adopted ' After which the other report from standing Committee relative to the Election of Officers &c were taken up. Mr. C. H. H. then arose and objected to the report as being incorrect affirming that there is one vote which have not been taken into the account he the said C. H. Holloway having polld that Vote for Stewards Baxter & J Holloway the report was accordingly at the instance of F. P. Main returned to the Committee for Correction and upon examination it was found that the statement of Mr. Holloway was Correct there being an oversight on the part of the Committee in the premises the report was accordingly Corrected and returnd and on motion adopted The President then porceeded to Inaugurate the different Officers into the offices whereunto they were elected ' Messrs Mauran & C. Nell officers elect refuseing to serve was fined according to rule Mr. C. H. Holloway ex Treasurer Arose and informd the President that in consequence of his acct &c not beng properly arranged he was unable to present them at the time but would at the next meeting come fully prepared to do so.
  • Image 01
    he also lengthened out his remarks by A brief refference to the early history of Society and a review of his past Labours in her midst ever and anon exhibiting the Characteristics of the speaker the glowing eloquence of the Orator. The profound Knowledge of the erudite [ended?] At this stage of Proceeding it was moved by Messrs Main & P. Wilkinson that the thanks of the body bee tendered to Mr. C H Holloway ex Treasurer for the faithful and dignified manner in which he have discharged the duties of his office from its Commencement to the present time put and Carried The Committee haveing charge of the bibles purchased by Society to bee donated to her Widdows presented the same and were instructed to present them forthwith ' A motion was then made for adjournment to partake of A repast gotten up by the Voluntary Contribution of the Members which motion however were not succesfull ' Mr. S. D. Holloway gave notice to the President of his intention to bring to his notice at the next meeting Certain Clauses of the rule i. e. 5th rule
  • Image 01
    This rule being specially Connected With the Treasurer and his duties gave rise to the opinion that its Latter Clause were about to bee insisted upon Mr. P. Wilkinson acting under the idear that this was the true issue made several remarks directly touching the subject ' after which Messrs Holloway Clark Ferrette Perry and others Participated in the discussion of said subject ' the President at this stage of Proceeding Adjournd the Meeting the business of the day fully transacted {N. B. it was moved and 2d by S. D. Holloway and J. Clark that the surplus funds bee invested by Quarter ending in July adopted} Respecfully Submitted by your Committee F. P. Main, John Weston, F. Sasportas (Members Present: Osborne, R. Gordon, Ferrette, Maine, Mayrant, Clark, A. Baxter, Bing, A. Johnston, Nell, Burckmeyer, J. Edwards, J. Mishow, C., S., J. Holloway, Weston, Nelson, Smith, E., P., F. Wilkinson, F. Perry, E. Richards, Blancks, Moultrie)
  • Image 01
    July 12, 1852 A Regular Monthly Meeting of the Above designated Society was held on the above date at the usual place. Mr. F. L. Wilkinson address the throne of grace in Societys behalf after which the President declaird the house formd for Business it being 5 minutes past six OClock ' Proceeding of the Last meeting was read and objected to by Mr. S. D. Holloway who gave notice also of his intention to test its Correctness at a more advance period of the meeting ' Bill of Arrears was Calld and settled in part Absentees Cald on for result see Absentees Book Letters of Application for Membership from Messrs R. Lucas & Brother & David Richards past their 2d reading and was turnd over to the Standing Committee who was orderd to open the polls for the Balloting for of the same in Conjunction with two Stewards Messrs Baxter & Meyers was appointed to fill the Vacancy in said Committee Mr. C. H. Holloway ex Treasurer then Came forward and paid over into the hands of the President all that was due Society by him. Mr. S. D. Holloway then arose and desired an understanding
  • Image 01
    of the above Cited Proceeding affirming that it was incorrect ' Mr. C H Holloway also arose and objected to said proceeding and more especially to the word Champion as it apply d to himself the appelation of which he repudiated. the President who copied the Proceeding not being able to give a satisfactory explanation relative to the mistakes with which the proceeding abounded ' it was on Motion of Messrs Burckmeyer & C H Holloway turnd over to the standing Committee for Correction with Instruction to report on the same at the next meeting ' Mr. J. D. Clark then presented to the body A Letter from Mrs. Cotton in which she Acknowledged the receipt of the bible presented to her by Society and returnd her thanks for the kind favours of which she have Long been the recipient prayin also for the future prosperity of Society The Letter was on Motion of Messrs Main & Baxter received and recorded on Letter Book of Society Mr. J Edwards Secretary of Society then arose and offerd his resignation Mr. C. H. H. Movd Seconded by C. L. Ferrette that the resignation bee accepted which motion was put to the houe and resulted in an equality of Votes Pro & Con- The President then in the exercise of his Prerogitive retain d the Secretary
  • Image 01
    after which the 5th rule was read at the Instance of Mr. S. D. Holloway who expressed a desire to take up so much of the same as related to the subject advanced by Mr. P. Wilkinson at the previous meeting of Society touching the Securityship Mr C. H. Holloway then arose and entered into a discussion of the merit and bearing of said subject disavowing all intention of Personal reflection dweling principally upon the danger of Blending together two offices of high responsibility in the one officer affirming with emphasis his determination not to bee satisfied with anything short of A Valid Security -- Treasurer Wilkinson then arose and replyed to Mr. Holloway in which he stated their was not good reason for fears because of the two offices being Vested in one officer forasmuch as the investment of the funds are all made Jointly by the Board and could not bee drawn without the concurent Agreement of the same ' he further stated that in his opinion defeat and disappointment were the prime Cause of the demand Mr. C. H. Holloway then enquired if personalities were tolerated by the Chair after the above enquiry was made
  • Image 01
    A Colateral Issue took place betwen Mr. S. D. Holloway and F. L. Wilkinson relative to the above Cited subject in which personalities were further indulged Mr. F. L. Wilkinson further stated that he would rather submit to the amputation of the right arm than give the security demanded ' The President then stated that he saw no good reason for requireing security from the present treasurer when it was never so done in the case of any former treasurer Mr. F. P. Main then arose and stated that in his opinion security was inexpedient and uncald for inasmuch as it would bee to all intent and purpose more nominal than real and savours much of a disposition to create an invidious distinction between the members ' Mr. C. Holloway again arose and resumed his remarks in Confirmation of his previous arguement ' stating also as his opinion that the exemption enjoyed by him during his tenure of office from the obligation of the present rule were founded upon the fact that he was elected to the office under the Proviso of the former rules they having since been revised ' Mr orsborn P. Wilkinson F Perry and others took part in the discusion against security
  • Image 01
    N. B. A Verbal report was presented by chairman of the Standing Committee relative to the excess of one vote which rendered the election void at this stage of proceeding the President Cald on the treasurer for a receipt of the amount Collected together with that turned over by the former Treasurer. Mr S D Holloway objected the receipt however was given by the treasurer - the opinion of Messrs Holloways and others to the Contrary notwithstanding Mr C Holloway then gave notice of his intention to present A motion at the next meeting to the effect that each member receive their portion of Stock ' the meeting then Adjournd by Limitation Copied by F. P. Main by request of the President (Members Present: R. Gordon, E. Richards, C., S., J. Holloway, Bing, Maine, Clark, Osborne, F., P., E. Wilkinson, Meyers, Nelson, Moultrie, Sasportas, F. Perry, Edwards, Burckmeyer, Smith, Ferrette, Mayrant, A. Baxter, A. Johnston)
  • Image 01
    August 9, 1852 A Regular monthly meeting of the above name society was held on the above Date at the Residence of Mr E J Richards Ried Street Mr. F P Main address the throne of Grace in Societys behalf after wich the President Declare the house formd and ready for buisness it being quarter to 7 oClock the Proceedings of the last meeting read Bill of arrears calld & partly collected absentees cald on for result see absentees book the report Presented from Standing Committe accompaning the annual Day Proceedings wich was turnd over to said committe for correction was read and on Motion of Messrs Richards & F L Wilkinson adopted Mr S D Holloway requested the Reading of the annual day Proceedings wich was accordingly read after wich Mr. C H Holloway stated some objection to some portion of the proceeding the chairman Mr. Main stated to Mr. C H Holloway that they have presented A Report along with Proceedings [ ] Relative to error of omission the President gave orders to the Chairman of Standing ct to open the poles for the balloting of Messers Lucas Richards & Lucas Letters of application for membership on notice given to the President on absence of Members of said comtte Messers Bing & Johnston appointed refuse to Serve wich Mr Baxter was appointed accept the same
  • Image 01
    Likewise orders given for a secretary & two Stewards A motion made by Messers Holloway & bing that the Buissness of the past meeting be Brought up the President then inform the Said Gentlemen that the Buisness of the past meeting is already settled Mr. S D Holloway in Return told the President that he is a two faceted man the President return the same compliment to the Gentleman but C H Holloway brought to notice that he had A Manifesto to present to the majority of the members from the minorty of the F M Society after wich he made A few remarks Previous to his reading of said manifesto after it reading [tws?] move by Mr F L Wilkinson & F Perry that it be laid on the table the motion not being put [tws?] move by Messrs P Wilkinson & S Holloway that it be laid over for consideration put and carried Mr. Bing then claim the flour and made A few remarks touching upon his long being A member of this Society and he was always for peace and harmony and A strick adherant to the rules and as it is so that they cannot be in peace he for one would like to get his money Mr. Sasportas then claim the flour and made a few remarks relative to our present treasurer on the cause of Dissatafaction with the
  • Image 01
    the minority and show that the Present Treasurer is just as capable of holding the office without giving A Security as the former did he further enquired wether Mr C H holloway is the only honest man in Society & how [long?] [were?] Mr. Holloway treasurer of this Society wich he answered himself accordingly The meeting adjourn by limitation P Wilkinson Sect Protem (Members Present: R. Gordon, E. Richards, Maine, Nelson, Moultrie, A. Baxter, Blancks, C., S. Holloway, Clark, A. Johnston, Osborne, Weston, F., P. Wilkinson, F. Perry, Edwards, Mayrant, Sasportas, J. Mishow, Ferrette, Burckmeyer, Nell)
  • Image 01
    September 12, 1852 An extra Meeting of the above named Society was held at Mr. G. Meyer Residence Pinckney St agreeable to Sumons the House was form at five and twenty minute past 7 o clock on behalf of Society a very devoted Supplication to the throne of Grace was invoked by fellow Member Francis Wilkerson Mr. Clark in behalf of himself and others arose and beautifully explaine the object of the Meeting Stating that it was for the purpose of Setling the unfinished business of Society the pres then order the Secty to read the manefesto before Society after which Mr. F L Wilkerson arose in reply to Sundry remark made by Mr. Clark in relation to certain rumors [now?] afloat as regards the object of Manifesto Mr. F L Wilkerson here stated that he was the author of Such Remarks as Related to the extresurer and others that were disappointed in the ascendency to office and that he was further [dispose] to Support [the?] belief through out life Where [upon?] Mr. S D Holloway arose and Augered in behalf of extresurer C H Holloway after the enterchange of Several Remark and a Continued debate betwen Mess S D Holloway and F L Wilkinson there arose Some pointed Remarks betwen F Perry and S. D. Holloway the above cited Remarks being of a hostile natur the Sectry will not attempt to describe the Same owing to the [ ] existing in Society at time and his incapabily
  • Image 01
    to enter a correct sketch of the Same and of every detail connected with Society during this excitment Mr. F L Wilkinson Moved and Received the Second Wm. Moultrie that the Manefesto be presented to those from whence it came Mess Holloway and Ferrett brought it to the notice of Society that a Motion to a Semalar effect had been made at a Subsequent Meeting of Society and without Avail and the Motion was deemed out of order Mr. Wilkinson Remarked that the Motion mad heretofore was not the Same as now offered by him Whereupon Mr. Ferrett arose and moved that a Committee of five be appointed to Report at the next meeting upon all matters of importance connected with the Manefesto the later motion having the Right of proceeding was accordingly put to the house yeas 9 nays 8 there being considerable excitement prevailing at the time the President however appointed the following Gentlemen to Serve on the Committe Mess Ferrett, Mauran, Main, Osborn, P Wilkerson. upon Motion of Mess Ferrett and E Richards meeting adjourn pro and con Respectfully Submitted by C L Ferrett acting Sectr (Members Present: R. Gordon, E. Richards, Ferrette, F. Wilkinson, Mayrant, Weston, A. Johnston, Meyers, A. Baxter, Hart, Edwards, Moultrie, Clark, F. Perry, Smith, C., S. Holloway, Nell?, Bing)
  • Image 01
    November 8, 1852 A Regular Meeting of the above name Society was held on the above dat at the Residence of Mr. P Wilkinson Chaple St the house was form with prayer by Mr. C. H. Holloway the president declare the house form at 6 oclock proceeding of extra meeting read bill of arrears cald and parly Collected absentees cald for result see absentees Book Report from Standing Committee read relative to applicants Mr. S. D. Holloway Stated Some objection as to Mr. R. Lucas not having any knoledge of his letter before Society Mr. J Edwards one of the bearer of Mr. Lucas letter being present arose and Stated that Mr. Lucas were acquainted with the Same Mr. C H Holloway Requested portion of the 12 Rule to Read which was done accordingly he was inform that the Gentleman was not wirting to as yet he then Stated his Surprise after Reading his Somons of the place of meeting after the early Demise of our of the house and Stating the [Aillness?] that Should efect and he would like ever thing to be done in [pices?] The preident then informed Mr. C H Holloway that he expect Such to be the case Mr. S. D. Holloway made Some enquiry of the unfinished buisness or the Committee that was appointed the Chairman of the Said Committee not being present Mr. Clark arose and Stated the Reason that the Committee did not Report that the president had inform the Chairman of the Said Committee that the appointment was null and void as one of the members voted that it was in arrears Mr. F P Main then arose and Stated that he meet agreable to the appointment and was inform by the
  • Image 01
    Chairman that the appointment was not a legal one he further dwelt upon the Subgect of the Manefesto it was then moved by Mr. P Wilkirson and F P Main the acceptance of the Report from Standing Committee put and carried Mr. C. H. Holloway arose and Stated his willingness of leaving as they cannot Remain in peace and he has been term as the leader of that portion of the minority and that if it was So he would feel proud to be the leader of Such mens that there was not one of them that could not give a Reason of himself touching upon the Annual Meeting of Society Relative to Some Remarks made Relative to Securetiship of the Treasurer elect, Mr. W. C. Moultrie then Claim the floor and made a few Remarks Showing the cause of the dissatisfaction is the defeat in offices Mr. F P. Main again arose and made a few Remarks Relative to the Manefesto Showing that he has almost commited himself and that he would be happy to See it Settled in Some ways or Means. Mr. C H Holloway again arose and Said that he would like to meet the Gentleman that had just Spoken he then moved that a committe of five be appointed to Report on the manefesto at the next meeting and Recd the Second of Mr. F. P. Main put and carried the President then appoint the following Gentlemans to Served on the Committee Viz Messrs C. H. Holloway, F. P. Main, J. R. Mauran, R. D. Hart, R. M. Bing. Mr. J. D. Clark then presented A letter from Mrs. Wood Returning her Sincere thanks for that great gift to man presented to her by the Society Mr. C. H. Holloway & P. L. Wilkerson move the acceptance of the letter put and unanmouly
  • Image 01
    Adopted the preident then brought to the notice of and informd Mr. J. Mishow of his being elected Secretary and if he would enter upon the duty of the Same Mr. Mishow then arose and Said that he was willing to Serve the Society but felt he was incapable of fulfilling the dutys of importance Connected with the office and he would beg to be excuse he was then fine by the president according to Rule twas move by Mess J R Mauran & S. D. Holloway that the Gentleman be excuse of the fine that was about to be levied put and Carried the poles was then order to open for balloting for Secretary Mr. Mauran was then announced as being a Candidate for the Same the poles was accordingly open by the Standing Committee They then presented their Report and was move by Messrs P. L. Wilkirson & J. D. Clark the Acceptance of the Report Mr. J. Mauran being informd by the president accept and Recd the Congratulation of Members Mr. P. L Wilkirson then brought to the notice of Society the case of Mrs. Cotton and the Changes of her Childrens tution per quarter and was informd to make enquiry of the Cheaper School Mr. [E?] Wilkirson & R. Bing was then appointed Stewards accepted the Same their being no further Buisness the house adjourn on motion of Mess F. P. Main & E. Wilkirson All of Which are Respectfully Submitted by J R Mauran (Members Present: R. Gordon, F., P., E. Wilkinson, Mayrant, C., S. Holloway, Moultrie, Clark, Perry, Chion, Edwards, A. Baxter, Bing, Sasportas, Maine, Hart, J. Mishow, Osborne, Weston, Moultrie)
  • Image 01
    December 13, 1852 A Regular Meeting of the above name Society was held at Mr. P. L. Wilkerson Residence Chaple St on the above date the house was form with prayer by Mr. F. P. Main the President then declare the house form for Business at 7 minuets to 6 oclock and order proceedings of last meeting to be Read Bill of Arrears calld and Setled in part Absentees calld for Result See Absentees calld for Result See Absentees Book Mr. Bing then arose and to pay Mr. C. Nell Arrears in part to which the pres inform him that he would have to pay the full Amount due by the Gentleman or he would have to inflict the Rule Mr. R Bing then paid the Amount due by Mr. C. Nell the Secretary was then inform by the pres that Mr. D. Richards Member elect being present to which the Rules was Read and approve of by the Gentleman to which he Recd the congratulation of the pres and Members the pres. was inform by Mr. F P Main Chairman of the Standing Committee that the members of Said Committe was Absent to which the pres then Appoint the following Gentleman to Serve Messrs F Perry and R M Bing After which Mr. P. L. Wilkinson Chairman of Charity Committe presented the Report from the Said Committe twas then move by Messrs F. L. Wilkinson & J. Edwards the Acceptance of the Same put & Carried the pres then inform Mr. J. Holloway of he being elected a member of the Standing committee if he would Accept the office and enter upon the duty of the Same the gentleman then Accept the Same and Recd the congratulation of the pres & Members general Mr. F. L. Wilkinson treasurer then presented his Report of the treasurer department
  • Image 01
    For the last Six months ending Mr. C H. Holloway then Arose and Ask the president as information if the Report was A Constitutional one to which the president Replyed he think so. Mr. C H Holloway then told the pres. he dont Ask his About the matter he then Ask the pres to have the 3 Rule Read which was Accordingly don[?] the pres. then Said he would have to Cha[n?]ge the committe Mr. R. M. Bing then Arose and made a few Remarks upon the Subgect. Mr. P. L. Wilkirson Arose Said that he Could not See how the tresure could Report at the quarterly meeting as the did not Adjournd According to Rule Mr. R. M. Bing Again Arose Spok upon the Subgect twas then move by Messrs W. R. Osborn & P. L. Wilkinson the Acceptance of the Treasurer Report put and carried Mr. C H Holloway Chairman of the Spesial Committe then presented the Report from the Same Mr. F P Main then Arose made A few Remarks upon the Same and Showing his Reason fore not Signing the Same and furthermore Said he would [ ] [ ] and Suport the Same which was Accordingly done by Mr. F P Main & R. D. Hart Mr. C H Holloway Arose made A few Remarks Relative to the meeting of the Committe twas then move by Messrs C. L. Ferrett & H. Burkmyer the Acceptance of the Report put and Carried twas again move by F P Main & J. D. Clark that the latter Clause of the Report be carried out put & carried twas then move by Mr. C. H. Holloway & Ferrett
  • Image 01
    That A Committe be appoint to Settle the Same put and lost Messrs F. P. Main & W. R. Osborn then Move that the Matter Settled by the Board of table officers put and Carried
  • Image 01
    December 20, 1852 An extra meeting of the above Desegnated Society was held on the above Date at the usual place the house was formd in the usual manner with prayer after wich the president arose, and in a few brief and pertinent Remarks Stated the object of the meeting wich was for the purpose of adopting some Specific course of action that [would?] [conduce?] to the well being of Society in the present emergency and that Mr. Mauran had up to that time persisted in his Refusal to Deliver up the books of society acting also in the capacity of agent of ceceders party wereupon it was moved by Messers Main & Perry that the house form itself into a committee of the whole on the State of Society and that Mr P Wilkinson be cald to the chair wich was unanimously agreed to the board of table officers then Retired and after a brief interval Returnd and presented a Report of thier official action upon the subject committee to thier change wich Report was accordingly Read and on motion of Messers F. Wilkinson and Meshow unanimously adopted after wich the board Presented a letter for the consideration and Reception of Society
  • Image 01
    the object of wich was to set a Definite period to the Duration of It [convenences?] and embarrasment occasioned by the Detention of Societys wich letter was accordingly Read and unanimously agree to and on motion of Messers F Wilkinson and Osborn ordered to be sent forthwith to the agent of ceceder party and a copy of said letter be Retaind after wich it was move by Messers Main & Meshow that the committee be Relieved from further business and that the President again Resume his Seat put & carried at this stage of Proceedings the house adjournd James R Edwards acting Secr for F M Society (Members Present: R. Gordon, P., E., F. Wilkinson, F. Perry, Osborne, D. Richards, Maine, J. Mishow, Weston, Edwards)
  • Image 01
    January 10, 1853 A Regular monthly meeting of the above named society was held on the above date at it usual place chapel Str. Mr. F L Wilkinson address the throne of grace in societys behalf at fifteen minutes past six oClock the President Declare the house formd proceedings of extra meeting Read bill of arrears cald and partly collected Mr. Osborn then arose and ask for information Relative to the unsettled buisiness with ceceders party the President inform the Gentleman after wich Mr. F P Main Claim the flour and the attention of the members in general to hear the letter he Recieve from Mr. John Maran using threats an personalitis on the Society and the Said Gentleman Mr. Main Still argued the cause of Personalitis and the detention of Societys books at that time Mr. Marant arrive with the books and stated that he had Recived A letter from the F Mo Society wich he comply with in taken the books to the President he Refuse to give him an order on the treasurer ofr the amount Due his party and he Retaind the books in his possession untill the meeting of Society Mr. F P Main again arose and argued at full lenght? the ungentlemen conduct of Mr Maran towards him after which Mr Maran arose and ask forgivness of what he had said wich Mr. Main granted his forgiveness
  • Image 01
    it was then move by Messers P Wilkinson & F Perry that the contentes of the letter be carried out Mr. Osbon then arose and made a few Remarks in Relation to Mr. Maran the agent of ceceders party and move that the books be Recievd and an order given for the amount Due his party Seconded by Mr. E Wilkinson the latter motion supercede the former was adopted there being no further buisness on motion of Messers F Main & E Wilkinson the house adjourn Respectfully Submitted by P Wilkinson actg Secty for F Mo Socity (Members Present: R. Gordon, F., P., E. Wilkinson, Maine, Moultrie, Meyers, E. Richards, Osborne, Chion, F. Perry, E. Richards)
  • Image 01
    February 13, 1853 A Regular monthly Meeting of the Above designated Society was held on the above date at the usual place the house was form d with prayer by Mr. Main at about 7 oClock proceeding of the Anticedent meeting was read bill of arrears cal d and settled in part Absentees Cal d on for result see Absentees book after which Mr. Hart was duly instald as A member of Standing Committed it was then moved by Messrs Main and perry that the Membership Sup at the ensueing quarterly meeting by an assessment of 25 cts each carried - Mr. F L Wilkinson then brought to the notice of the body the fact that the present expences of Society were more than its income ' and proposed to bee one of ten who would bee wiling to contribute fifty cent pr quarter in order to obviate the difficulty which would nescessarily occur in the primises, which proposition was hartily concur d with and the desired number readily obtained after which it was movd by Messrs Orsborn & D Richards that Mr. Main bee Appointed Orator for the ensueing Annal day put and Carried ' and after A full free and amicable interchange of Sentiment upon Subjects of future policy Society
  • Image 01
    adjournd by motion F P Main Recorder Protempore F. M. Society (Members Present 2/13/1853: R. Gordon, F. Wilkinson, D. Richards, Sasportas, F. Perry, Smith, E. Richards, Maine, Hart, J. Holloway, Baxter, Osborne) March 14, 1853 A Regular monthly meeting of the Above designated Society was Convened on the above date ' at the usual place the House was form d with prayer by Mr. Orsborn at a 1/4 past 7 OClock the President then order the Proceeding of the last meeting to bee Read after which the bill of Arrear was cal d and settled in part Absentees cal d on for the Result see Absentees Book ' Mr. A. G. Baxter was Appointed to fill the vacancy on standing Committee. Letters of Application for Membership from Messrs Perry Baxter & Johnson were presented all of which pased their first Reading ' treasurer Report was then presented and Read and on motion of Messrs E Richards & Holloway adopted
  • Image 01
    after which Mr. F. P. Main Presented A Preamble and set of Resolutions purporting to prohibit the Reelection of any Member of Cecession parties ' Also makeing it a penal act on the part of any member of society in presenting their letter of Application for membership Which accordingly pased its first Reading ' at this stage of proceeding the house adjournd by city Limitation F. P. Main Sect. protem (Members Present: R. Gordon, E., D. Richards, F., P. Wilkinson, J. Holloway, Osborne, F. Perry, A. Baxter, F. Sasportas, Maine)
  • Image 01
    April 11, 1853 A Regular monthly meeting of the above designated Society was convene d on the above date at the usual place The house was formd at at 8 oClock with prayer by Mr. Main -- Proceeding of the antecedent meeting was read ' Bill of arrear Cald and settled in part -- Absentees cald on for Result see Absentees Book Letters of Application presented at the Last meeting were read the second time together with resolution -- after the reading of Resolution Mr. J Mishow arose and argued the Impropriety of its adoption Wereupon Mr. F. P. Main arose and discanted upon the Propriety and expediency of said Resolution affirming that in his opinion it becomes the duty of Society to adopt some stringent and specific measure by way of self protection -- Mr. W. R. Orsborn haveing arrived At A late period ' requested the reading of said Resolution for better Information which was accordingly done after which Mr. Orsborn arose and expatiated on the general tenor of said Resolution heartily approveing and acquiesceing in all its intent and purposes declareing that however wiling he might bee to support the election of ceceders in others Institutions he was nevertheless uncompromising committed against them in the F. M. S. Mr. J. Mishow again arose and responded Chargeing Mr. Orsborn with Inconsistency for not pursueing the same course against ceceders in other Institution -- at this stage of debate the President Cald
  • Image 01
    Mr. Mishow to order Mr. Mishow replied that he was in order and that he had been interrupted in the course of his his Remarks ' and would protest against being thus arraignd by the rule of decorum when he had not Violated that rule he further proceeded to argue in defence of his position versus the Resolution s after which Mr. F P M Arose and resumed his argument in suport of Resolution s predicating the same upon the fact that as an Inteligent and Magnanimous body it behooves society to exhibit to all to whom it may concern that she is not so unconcious of the outrage Committed against her sacred rights by the rude hands of unprincipled partisans ' as to allow her very silence to bee taken as a virtual endorsement of the act ' Mr. W. R. Orsborn again arose and Replied to the previous Remarks of Mr Mishow Touching his inconsistency and concluded the same in support of the Resolution Messrs P & F Wilkinson also took part in the debates in favour of the measure -- at this stage of proceedings Letter of Application were presented from Mr. P Poinsett and pasd its first Reading and their not being A sufficient number of members present
  • Image 01
    the election were of necesity posponed and their being no further business the house adjournd by motion of F Perry & E Wilkinson (Members Present: R. Gordon, F., P., E. Wilkinson, Osborne, J. Mishow, Edwards, F. Perry, E. Richards, J. Holloway, Sasportas, A. Baxter, Maine)
  • Image 01
    May 9, 1853 A Regular monthly meeting of the above Designated Society was Convened on the above date at the usual place The house was formd in the usual manner at 10 min pst 8 oClock with prayer after which the President orderd the proceeding of the Anticedent meeting to bee read After which the bill of Arrear was Cald and settled in part Absentees Cald on for Result see Absentees book. Mr F. L. Wilkinson from Celect Committee appointed at the adjournment of last meeting to assertain Correct information Relative to the cost of A dinner on the ensueing Anniversary of Society Reported Verbally as follows, the charges of one pastry amount to one dollar and fifty cent per man, the charges of another pastry to provide for from 18 to 25 men 35$ after the Rendering of said Report an amicable interchange of opinion was indulged in by the membership generally Relitive to the subject it was then moved by Messrs F. L. Wilkinson and F. Perry that the house stand adjournd to meet on monday night ensueing for the further Consideration of the subject put and carried
  • Image 01
    Certified by F. P. Main (Members 5/9/1853: R. Gordon, F., E. Wilkinson, Maine, A. Baxter, Chion, Hart, J. Holloway, D. Richards, F. Perry, J. Edwards) May 16, 1853 Pursuant to adjournment the house met at the usual place on the above date and was opend in the usual form with prayer by Mr. T. Chion at 20 minutes to [8?] OClock and immediately after discharging the Ordinary business proceeded to balloting for Resolution and Letters of Application for membership from Messrs Perry Poinsett Baxter & Johnston at this stage of proceeding the unfinished business of the Last meeting was again taken up and after a full free and Amicable interchange of sentiment and opinion in the premises it was decided that the $1 50 [ ] bee adopted Which was accordingly Agreed to
  • Image 01
    it was then Moved by Messrs F. L. & P. Wilkinsons that a committee of three bee Appointed to carry out the Treasurer by assesing and Collecting $1 50 from each member who are disposed to dine put and carried The Chair then appointed Messrs F. L. Wilkinson F. Perry and W. R. Orsborn to act on said Committee Accepted The Report from standing Committee on election was then presented and on motion of Messrs Wilkinson & Perry Accepted ' the house adjourn d by Motion of F Main & W R. Orsborn Certified By F P Main Recorder Protem (Members Present: R. Gordon, E., D. Richards, Maine, Chion, F. Perry, F., E., P. Wilkinson, J. Holloway, A. Baxter, Edwards, Meyers, Hart)
  • Image 01
    Blank
  • Image 01
    Address of F. P. Main Before the Friendly Moralist Society At its Annual Convention in June 53 Fellow Members The recurence of this our natal day fraught with such pleasing Recollections of the past ' cannot fail to inspire our hope and Cheer our hearts in prospect of A more briliant and glorious future. The Friendly Moralist Society dates her origin from the year 38 Sirs, - When her gallant and adventurous Originators launched her forth upon the sea of time unfurling her banner to the breese with the ensignia Friendship, Benevolence, and Morality Bravely indeed Sirs did she stem the current of opposition making deep her furrows scattering broadcast in her trail the blessings she was designed to bestow. But in the midst of her juvinile Career of usefulness and felicity the hand of Rebelion was lifted up against her and ere her devoted Commander had understood the treachery she was Robed of her Chart and left at sea without A compass, 1841 Sirs seems to have been the Commencement of that chapter in her history which have but Recently been concluded in 1853.
  • Image 01
    It was to her a time of trial a time of deep concern Sirs. But the gigantic interlect of her invinceable adherent was found Commensurate with the exigency ' And ere the lapse of A brief interval her loss was again supplied and her course was still onward and upward As if forgeting that which was behind her she pressed forward with an impetous worthy of her Caling straining all her energies to give new proof that her glorious banner though outraged were destined to wave yet more trimuph out in the breese Nobly Sirs did she compete with her worthy contemporaries in the field of Charity untill she had won for herself the Respect and Admiration of them All But whilst her pathway seem d thus to have been unruffled and her sky luminous with fond Anticipations of future good. Behold A cloud was discovered in the distance fulminating its thunders in concert with the ebulishions of A volcanic irruption which fully developed its threatning s in 1848 Again Sirs the Friendly Moralist society was Compeled to poise upon her dovelike pinions to ponder her pathway Party Predudice and Ambition uncontroled by justice and reason snapt assunder every act of
  • Image 01
    Constitutional Obligation and aimd A deadly blow at her very foundation. it was A bold effort Sirs on the part of A Consentrated force all tending to strike from the Catalouge of fraternal Compact s her honored Appelation and to sacrifice her noble intirest at the shrine of Ambition. But Sirs the Friendly Moralist Society was again firm in Action her ever faithful and unconquerable votaries though few in number s Rallied to the Rescue and thus prevented her untimely end. She pased through A second eclipse more fearful than the former yet came forth shineing with increased briliancy Trophy After Trophy Achieveing Chaplet upon Chaplet she won Upward And onward Assending Wreathing her brow with Renown But ere a brief period had elapse d whilst she reposed beneath the Calm which had again pervaded the body politic & The Restless aspiration of Certain individuals emulous of the honor assigned to others Manifested itself in open hostility under the
  • Image 01
    under the prismatic colourings of an alledged violation of A mere fraction of an obsolete rule. And haveing thus fortified themselves behind A Reffuge of the most palpable and glareing falsehood they sounded the alarum cry. And thus succeeded in prosiliteing the imbiciles who meekly bowd to their standard and enlisted beneath their banner Men in their ignorence catering to the caprice of Aspireing demagauges and receiveing in return for their tame submission the falacious plaudits of weldone good and wise Companions Ah Virtue thou art indeed a Jewel Such Mr. President is a transcript of the late Revolters who became intolerant in their action and disgusting in their Association as to have caused Society to sign their deed of seperation even at a sacrifice in order to rid herself of so unhappy A Connection
  • Image 01
    Fate seems Sirs to have elected the Friendly Moralist Society as its Object of test in order doubtless to prove the stability and firmness of her gallant Votaries Whose smileing faces proves the fact That she is equal to the act and every heart new impulse gain at the mere mention of her name Her banner still waves triumphant in the breese sirs and is becomeing more peculiarly interesting on account of the many victories achieved by her gallant sons over all the opposition which sectional parties and disappointed minorities have thrown in her pathway in order to cripple her energies and Retard her progress in the great work of her benevolent Caling But Fellow Members the Brightest encomium which Retoric can furnish in honor of the name of the Friendly Moralist Socity on recount of the manly daring and herculian power which she exibited in her struggles to maintain her
  • Image 01
    dignity as A body and her Vitality as A compact would bee a mere bubble an emty vacuum if she had not done more The mission of the Friendly Moralist Society Fellow members is that of Opperative Charity she have not borne the heat and burthen of the day merely for self gratulation but for the purpose of developeing and exemplifying the noble principles of her organization of becomeing A permanent blesing to all who are shelterd beneath her banner. What then is it I ask Sirs that she have done to merit the encomium so profusely lavished upon her. The Answer Comes forth with trumpet tongued eloquence from all the Ramification of her history. She have ministered to the necesities of the brotherhood. She have honorable interd the caput mortuum of her beloved and departed Sons Whose names are inscribed upon her history and treasured up amongst her most pleasing Retrospections She have carefully and unremitingly attended to the pecuniary interest of her Widdows
  • Image 01
    Ladies of note and distinction in the community of whom she may indeed bee proud. She have faithfully Assumed and maintaind the paternal care and gaurdionship of many lovely and interesting Orphans who looks up to her with briliant Orb and smileing faces as unto A kind Benifactor These are the evidence of her worth these are the Attestations of her usefulness These are indeed Sirs the primary cause of her Rejoiceing this day whilst she celebrates the Return of her glorious Anniversary Tis true fellow members the history of the Friendly Moralist Society is checkerd with misfortune tis equally true Sirs that she seemd to have been the theatre of several dramatic scenes which in their turn have shook her very basis, yet in the midst of all the untoward Circumstances whereby she have been environed, she have emerged therefrom with A triumph and this day she nears A Victor s wreath Achieved alone Sirs by the indefatigable effort and sistematic perseverance of her devoted and gallant Sons
  • Image 01
    in the meritorious cause of philantrophy There never was A time Sirs in weal or in wo when the Friendly Moralist Society was found Recreant to her duty. Or Oblivious of her Responsibilities Or unmindful of the interest of the benificiaries of her bounty No Institution Amongst our people haveing for its Object the same common End can present more ample testimonials of their Achievements in the charitable field. Her history Sirs will compare favourably with if not preeminently to that of any of her worthy Compatriots in the same common cause Werefore then I ask Fellow members should we dispair of ultimately reaching the Altitude of our high Caling under the fostering Care of A beneficent providency and of transmiting to posterity A Richer Legacey than hoarded treasurers of gold. We have the Ability and the zeal necessary to the accomplishment of our most sanguine anticipations Trusting then Sirs in the justice of our cause and relying upon the strong Arm of the great disposer of human events, to whose
  • Image 01
    supreme Magesty we now offer the hearty Thansgiving of Society for Manifold blessings Received We will continue to walk by the same Rule and Mind the same thing. The future looms up before us Fellow members with All of its lovliness unfolding Caling into exercise all the moral and interlectual powers which we possess for the accomplishment of the grand object of our Laudable enterprise -- All eyes are turned towards us Fellow members scrupulously scaning of proceedings. The Anathema Maranatha of our enimies are already pronouncing against us and they two with eager eyes are watching to see our downfall and ruin We Occupy A position this day fellow Members which must bee maintained with dignity and honor or else the hallowd name of the Friendly Moralist Society will bee enveloped in the habiliment of shame and contumely. It is vain Sirs for us to hope for success from the mere Augmentation of numbers that is but a poor garranty for the future success and perpetuity of our beloved fraternity. Success Sirs can only bee achieved by the fidelity
  • Image 01
    zeal and unmitigated effort of the Membership of Society. This Sirs is the grand sin qua non the one thing needful which alone can elivate adorn distinguish and immortalise the hallowd Memmory of the Friendly Moralist Society and cause her to shine forth with Resplendent Brilliancy from the Constelation of hope to cheer the heart illumine the pathway and assuage the grief of indigence and necesity And generations yet unborn Will take our place when we are gone And in our footstep they will tread To bless our Venerated head For All that We have done {Coppied pursuant to motion made and Unanimously adopted F. P. Main Pr A. G. Baxter Secty}
  • Image 01
    June 13, 1853 The Annual Convention of the above disignated Society was held on the above date at the Residence of Mr. F. L. Wilkinson Commin Street the meeting was Organised in the usual manner with pray at 25 minuts to 12. after which the President declaired the house formed for business Proceding was Read of the anticedant meeting bill of arrear Cald and Settled part absentees Cald on for Result see absentees Book Messes R. & George Lucas W. Johnson E. Baxter and J. Perry members elect came forward the President ordered the rules to be read in their hearing which was accordingly done The gentlemen all approveing of the same affixed their signature thereunto and Paide the following sums to wit Mr R Lucas Mr. E.C. Baxter $15 Mr. W.E. Johnson $10 Mr. G. Lucas $5 Mr. J. Perry $5 after which their Received the Congratulation of the membership Generally the house then took a Recess of one hour pursuant to rule to partake of the refreshment provided for said Occasion which was very agreably enjoyed and after the expiration of the time of recess the house resumed business whereupon Mr. F. P. Main Orator of the day Came forward and expeatiated at lingth upon the eventful Career of Society Reviewing her Glorious a Chievement in the field of Charity and wound up the same by an earnest effort to arouse the dormant energies of the membership nobly acquiting himself
  • Image 01
    of the task assigned him after which it was moved by Messrs E. Richards & A. G. Baxter that A committee of 3 bee appointed to tender the thanks of Society to Mr. Main for the eloquent Oration Deliverd and to Request A copy of the same to bee recorded on proceeding book of Society the motion bee adopted the Chair appointed Messrs Chion, Baxter, & Hart on said Committee who immediately proceeded to Carry out the intent of motion in a very Complimentary manner and Recieved a very Courtious and quiesent respon the committee then returnd and rendered their Report embracing the fact that the Gentleman highly appreciated the compliment of that august body which had thus honered him with their thanks a copy of the address was also tenderd Society agreable to its request the Report was then unanimously adopted Report from Board of trustees was then presented and on motion adopted Mr. F Perry member of Charity Committee beged the indulgence of Society on account of the absence of its chairman Granted. The Treasurers Report was then preasanted and on motion adopted the Report from Standing committee on election was also presanted and on motion adopted The President then inaugurated the President elect who accepted the office and then proceeded to inaugurate the different officers into the office wher unto they were elected who acepteded
  • Image 01
    Their several appointements and Received the congrtulation of the membership after which the house ajouned by motion The membership then retired and shortly afterward Reassembled with Jubilant hearts around the festive board and hartily partook of a very Sumptuous Festival getten up under the supervision of Messrs F. L. Wilkinson W. R Orbson and F Perry committee of arrangment after the Clairing of the Cloth the table was again supplied with [Sususiant?] viands benenth which it litteraly groaned Standing sentiment appropriate to the ocasion was read by the Presidant and vice Pr, volunteer Sentiment was then [frealy?] offerd in honer of the day in short the whole scene was highly Calculated of by gone years and to mark a new epoch in the annals of Societys history ' Offecers elected to serve the ensuing year to wit Pres, E. J. Richards; Vice, J. Mishow; Sec, A. G. Baxter; Trea, F. L. Wilkinson; Stewards, Johnson & Baxter; Stan. Com, W. R. Osborn; F. P. Main, P. Wilkinson, J. Weston, T. Chion; Char com., F. Smith, R. Gordon, D. Richards All of which is Respecfully Submitted by A G. Baxter, Secretary of Friendly Moralist Society (Members Present: R. Gordon, E., D. Richards, A., E. Baxter, F., E. Wilkinson, Meyers, Hart, J. Mishow, Maine, Smith, W. Johnson, Perry, Chion, Osborne, Blancks, F. Perry, Edwards, J. Holloway, J. Weston, R., G. Lucas)
  • Image 01
    July 11, 1853 A Regular monthly meeting of the above Designated Society was held on the above Date at the usual place the house was form With prayer by Mr. Osborn at 8 oclock The vice being absent the President Requst Mr Edwards to act an was accepted the proceeing of the last meeting was read bill of arrears cald and Settled in part absentees cald on for Result See absentees Book after wich Mr. P. Wilkinson arose in a brief maner & stated that he was not chairman of the C Committee has no report only acting The expresident arose in the like manner And saide that Mr. Wilkinson was chairman of the same Mr. Maine saide in brief words That the argument should be Dropt the President then in absence of two members Elect not Present on the annual day Mr. Wilkinson on standing Com, Mr. Gordon as chairman Charity Com, was quallify and received the Congratulation of the Members Mr. Maine arose & Desireous of Knowing if the Last quarter report was handed in the President cald on the expresident for said report he stated that none of of the said committee being presant but Mr. Perry an he was not aware of the report beg indulgence untill the next meeting Mr. Maine said that expresident should not receive any excuse Mr. F. L. Wilkinson then arose and said that committee of one
  • Image 01
    Could not hand a correct report Mr. Osborn Desire to Know how the expresident could Do otherwise a debate arose betwen Mr. Main & Wilkinson which business was Defer untill next meeting the house adjourn by city Limitation A G Baxter Sec (Members Present: E. Richards, J. Edwards, F., P., E. Wilkinson, Maine, Osborne, F. Perry, A., E. Baxter, G. Lucas, J. Holloway, R. Gordon, W. Johnson)
  • Image 01
    August 8, 1853 A Regular monthly meeting of the above Designated Society was held on the above date at the Residence of Mr. P. Wilkinson, the house was form with Prayer in society behalf By Mr. Chion The President Declaird the house formd for business 20 minuits to eight oclock Proceeding of the Last meeting was read bill of arrears cald and settled in Part absentees cald on for Result See absentees Book Report from Charity Committee for the last quarter witch was due on the annual day was hand in at the last meeting it was Moved by the vice and seconed by Mr. Chion the acceptance caried no futher business Moved By Messrs F. L. & P Wilkinson that the house adjoin cared all of wich is Respecfully Submitted by A G Baxter Secretary of F M S (Members Present: E. Richards, P., F., E. Wilkinson, Chion, A., E. Baxter, R. Lucas, W. Johnson, J. Perry, Blanck, J. Mishow, J. Holloway, Osborne)
  • Image 01
    September 12, 1853 (transcript of this meeting is a blend of this sheet and a scrap that was found pasted over it--see Page 344 Scrap) A Regular monthly meeting of the above Designated Society was held on the above date at the Resident of Mr. P. Wilkinson the house was form with Prayer in Society behalf by Mr. Chion the President Declair the hous formd for buisness at half past 7 oclock Mr. Chion by the requet of the President was called to act as vice which was accepted Proceeding of the last meeting was read bill of arrear call and settled in part absentee call on for result see absentee Book Report from the Standing Committe on Treasurer Department was Read Moved By Mr Baxter & Seconded By Mr. Johnson the Report Be Accepted Put to the House & was carried Motion Made By Mr. Orsborn Seconded by Mr. J Holloway the Members Sup at the next monthly meeting at 25 ct Each Member Mr J L Edwards Made an Amendment to Said Motion 37 1/2 ct Each for Said Supper Put to The the House & Was Carried No further Business Mr. F L Wilkinson Move for Adjourment Seconded By J L Edwards Put to the House & Was Carried (Members Present: D., E. Richards, F., P., E. Wilkinson, Chion, A., E. Baxter, R. Lucas, W. Johnson, J. Perry, Blanck, J. Mishow, J. Holloway, Osborne)
  • Image 01
    Reverse side of Scrap Page 344 found attached to Page 342. No transcript available.
  • Image 01
    Found attached (this side up) to Page 342. The transcript of the minutes of September 12 1853 is a mixture of Page 342 and this scrap. See Page 342 for a transcript of this page.
  • Image 01
    October 10, 1853 A Regular Monthly Meeting of the Above Named Society Was Held on the Above Date at the Residence of Mr. F L Wilkinson The House Was form With Prayer in Society Behalf By Mr. F P Main 5 Minutes to 7 Oclock The Vice being Absent Mr. J. Holloway Was Requested By the President to Act Which Was Accepted Proceeding of the Last Meeting was Read Mr. Main Request the Proceeding to Be Read Over Which Was Accordingly Done he Made Some few Remarks Concerning The Said Proceding, Could Not Comprehend The Report from Committee the Sectary For Satisfaction was to Correct the Same At the Next Meeting Bill of Arrears was Call for & Settle in part Absentees Call on for Results See Absentees Book Letter from Mr S W Wigfall Applying for Membership Past it Second Reading the President Ordered the Polls To Be Open for Balloting of Said Letter The Report from Standing Committe Declair the Said gentleman to Be Duely Elected Moved by Mr. Gordon Seconded by Mr E Johnson the Report be Accepted Put & Was Carried No other Business Mr Osborn Move & Second By Mr. Johnson for Adjourment Put to the House & Was Carried J L Edward Acting Sectary (Members Present: E., D. Richards, F., P. Wilkinson, E., E. Baxter, Maine, R. Gordon, Chion, Weston, F., J. Perry, Blancks, J. Holloway, G. Lucas,, W. Johnson, Edwards, Osborne)
  • Image 01
    November 14, 1853 A Regular Monthly Meeting of the Above Name Society Was Held at the Residence of Mr. P Wilkinson on the Above Date the House was form With Prayer in Society behalf by Mr. F P Main 5 minutes to 7 Oclock The Proceeding of the Last Meeting was Read Bill of Arrears Call for & Settled In Part Absentees Call on for Result See Absentees Book Mr. S M Wigfall Newly Elected Member Came forward the Rules Was Accordingly Read to him By Order of the President after Which the Gentleman Approve of the Same and Subscribed his Name & Paid the Sum of $5.00 & Received the Congratulation of the Members No other Bussiness Moved by Mr F L Wilkinson & Seconded by Mr. F Perry the Hous Adjourn Put & Was Carried (Members Present: E. Richards, F, P. Wilkinson, Maine, F., J. Perry, W. Johnson, C.? Baxter, F. Sasportas, R. Gordon, Edwards, Wigfall, J. Holloway)
  • Image 01
    December 12, 1853 A Regular Monthly Meeting of the Above Named Society Was Held at the Residence of Mr. P Wilkinson on the Above Date The House was Formd With Prayer in society Behalf By Mr. F P Main The Presidents being Absent the Vice Declaired The House form Business the Proceeding of the Anticedant Meeting Was read Bill of Arrears Call and Settled, in part Absentees Call on for Result See Absentees Book. the Standing Committe Mr. Chion & Mr. Osborn Being Absent the Chairman Requested Mr. Perry & Holloway to Act With Mr. Main on Standing Committee Which Was Accepted the Committe after Having [Retired?] for Awhile Returnd and Reported Verbally that in Consequence of the Absence of the Presadent Receipt Book they were Unable to Certify the treasurer Report it Was consequently Defered to the Next Meeting No Further business Move by Mr. Wilkinson & Seconded By Mr. Holloway Meeting Adjourn Put & Was Carried J L Edwards acting Secty (Members Present: J. Mishow, F. Wilkinson, Maine, Chion, W. Johnson, E. Baxter, J. Holloway, J. Perry, Smith, Edwards)
  • Image 01
    January 9, 1854 A Regular Monthly Meeting of the above name Society was held at the resident of Mr P Wilkinson on the above Date The house was formed With Prayer in Society Behalf By Mr Chion The President Declair the house formd for Buisness at 20 min to 7 Oclock Proceeding of the Last meeting was Read Bill of arrear call on an settled in Part absentee call on for result see absentee Book the Report from the Charity Committee was Read and put and Caried the Standing Committee have Call on to Examin the Report of the treasurer Their Bing Not A Majority Presant Mr. E Wilkinson Was Appointed to Act Which Was Accepted the Report Was Acted Upon According to Rule & Was Accepted No further Buisness Meeting Was Moved for Adjourment by Mr. F L Wilkinson Seconded by Mr. D Richards Put to the House & Was Carried (Members Present: E., D. Richards, P., F., E. Wilkinson, Chion, R. Gordon, W. Johnson, E. Baxter, J., F. Perry, Wigfall, Sasportas, Edwards)
  • Image 01
    February 13, 1854 A Regular monthly meeting of the above name Society convene on the above Date at the Residence of Mr. Paul Wilkinson chapel Street Mr. William Osborn by Request Address d the throne of grace in Behalf of the Society The Presdt took his Seat Declar the house formed at 8 oClock for Buisness by Request Mr. P Wilkinson to act as secr accept the same the Preceedings of the last meeting Read bill of arrears cald and settled in part absentees cald on for Result see Absentees book Mr. Osborn gave notice that at the next meeting he will Present A Resolution on Retrenchment after wich the house adjourn by city Limitation (Members Present: E. Richards, J. Mishow, Osborne, J. Holloway, Sasportas, Maine, Wigfall, P. Wilkinson, Edwards)
  • Image 01
    March 13, 1854 A Regular Monthly Meeting of the Above Namd Society Was held on the Above Date At the Residence of Mr. P Wilkinson Chapel St 25 minutes to 8 oclock the house Was formd With Prayer by Mr. F. P. Main The President Declared the house for Business Proceedings of the Last Meeting Was read Bill of Arrears Call & Settle in Part Absentees Call on for Result See Absentes Book Mr. R L Hart being noted Among the Absentees From monthly Meeting had No Legal Excuse to offer Was fined [ ] Letter Applying for Membership from Mr. John Pickerin Past it first Reading A Preamble & Resolution was handed in by the Undersign Whose Names Was hereunto annex (W R Osborn F P Main Thos Chion E Wilkinson W Johnson E Baxter J Mishaw J Holloway) on the Financial Department Past it first Reading Report from the Standing Committe on Treasurer department Was Read Moved by Messrs Perry & Seconded by Mr Mishaw The Said Report be Accepted Put to the House & was Carried Mr. Osborn Arose in a Brief but Concise Remark & Stated the Cause in behalf of Said Preamble & Resolution that the Expences of Said Society is $20, or 30 per Quarter More then the income No further Business Mr. Chion Move for adjournment Secd By Mr. Perry Put to house & was Carried A G Baxter, Sec (Members Present: E. Richards, Osborne, Maine, J. Mishow, P., F. Wilkinson, Blancks, J. Holloway, F. Perry, Edwards, Hart, Chion, R. Gordon, A. Baxter)
  • Image 01
    April 10, 1854 A Regular monthly meeting of the above name Society was held on the above Date at the Residence of Mr. Wilkinson Chapel St 3 minutes to 8 oclock the House was formd with Prayer by Mr. T Chion The President declared the House formed for Business the vice was absent Mr. Chion was Call on the act by the President accepted then Proceeding of the Last Meeting was read bill of arrears Call an settle in part absentees call on for Resuls see absentee Book Mess Johnson & E Baxter noted among the absentees also Mr. F P Main from mounthly meeting had no Legal Excuse to offer was fined Mr. J Pickerin letter Past it second reading the Preamble & Resolution Past its second reading and Mr. F L Wilkinson Aros & made some inquiry to the President on relation to the exclusion of widows Mr Main Aros and in a brief remark Said he is very sory that it should be said that the Resolution was too stringant towar the widows Mr. Main close his remarks in calling upon Mr. Orsborn in Presenting his views Mr. Orsborn arose an respond to the Call as the mover of the resolution and making a brief remark in connection with Mr. Main Mr. F L Wilkinson arose and offer and amendment in place of the words not being retained on the bounty of this Society that they may be allowed $1 00.each per quarter to the said widows {as thear was not 2 thirds of the mber preasant} Mr Gordon moved that the meeting stand ajour untill next monday evening April the 17 secon by Mr. P Wilkinson Put an carred, Proceeding of the ajourn meeting April 17, 1854 the Preasident Declard the House formd for the settle the unfinesh Business but as they was not 2 thirds of the members preasant the Business remain unsettld A letter of invitation from the Female Charitable Society was Presented moved by Mr. Main an Second by Mr. F Wilkinson the accptance Put & Carred
  • Image 01
    Move by Mr. Main & secon by Mr. P Wilkinson that we shall Dining on the Annual day and the stewards shall report to the next meeting [ ] wee can Dining for no further Buisness Mr. Main move for adjorment & secon by Mr R D Halt Put an carred (Members Present: E., D. Richards, F., P., E. Wilkinson, Maine, F., J. Perry, W. Johnson, Osborne, Edwards, Wigfall, A., E. Baxter, Chion, R. Gordon, Hart)
  • Image 01
    May 8, 1854 A Regular mounthly Meeting of the above name Society was held on the above Date at the Residence of Mr. P. Wilkinson Chapel St. 25 minutes past 8 oclock the House was formed with Prayer by Mr. F. P. Main the President Declared the House formed for Business the Vice was absente Mr. Gordon was Call on to act by the President accepted then Proceeding of the last meeting was read, bill of arrears call & settle in Parts, absentees call on for Result See absentee Book Mr. Main Arose and form some Obgections to the Proceeding of the last meeting to Wich he stated his obgection and Desire the President to have it rectify, the President said he wich he would have it done. Mr. Orsborn arose an beg to the President as he was one of Mr. Pickrine recemenders Stating that the Gentleman was worthy of Society [sunfane?], the President order the Poles to be open, but as ther was not 2 thirds of membership was Presant the election Did not take place, the stewards, Johnson & Baxter Give a worbal report that they have atend to the Duties wich was pined on them then stated that they have see many about the Sumptuous treat, And the [lowes?] it could be Provide for was $1.50 cts for each member [ ] the President put it to the house an it was carred that wee shall feast on the annual Day No futher buisness Move by Mr. Hart, & secon by Mr. P. Wilkinson for adjorment Put & Carred (Members Present: E., D. Richards, R. Gordon, Hart, F., J. Perry, A., E. Baxter, Maine, W. Johnson, E., F., P. Wilkinson, Chion, Wigfall, G. Lucas, Osborne, Sasportas)
  • Image 01
    June 12, 1854 The Annual Convention of the above denominated Society was held on the above date at the Residence of Mr. George Lucas ' The meeting was Organised in the usual manner at 3/4 past one Oclock ' Proceedings of the Anticedent Meeting was read Bill of Arrear Cald and settled in part Absentees Cald on for Result see Absentees Book After disposeing of the ordinary business the House took A recess for 45 minutes pursuant to Motion made by Messrs A. G. Baxter & P. Wilkinson to enjoy the usual refreshment insident to the said occasion at the expiration of the above time the House again Resumed business And ordered the opening of the poles for the election of Officers to sirve the ensueing year Together with Letter of application & Resolution of Retrenchment. During the interim of the ballot ' The Board of Trustees Presented their Annual Report exihiting A synopsis of the invested funds ' said Report being Read and put upon its passage were unanimously adopted. Letters of Application for Membership from Messrs P. Poinsett & P. Rivers were also presented and past [first?] reading Bill from Secratary Baxter for 12 mt services renderd to date were pased for Payment
  • Image 01
    At this stage of proceeding the Standing Committee on election Presented their report which were accordingly read and on Motion of Messrs F Wilkinson & F Perry adopted Mr F P Main then arose and made a few pertenent remarks relative to the flimsy support which the Resolution on retrenchment had received at the [ ] ballot box Attributeing the same to the imbecility and want of sagacity on the part of the opponent of the measure After which Prisedent Richards arose and made A few remark declaring that he had performd the duties obligatory upon him to the best of his abilities during the past year and urged society to accept these assureances together with his thanks for the courtesy and urbanity thus far exibited toward him He then notified Mr. Thos Chion of his being Cald to the Presidential Chair. Said Gentleman arose and by an appropriate and patriotic response accepted the office and enterd upon the duties incident thereto- amidst the warm greeting of the membership generally He then proceeded to inaugurate the different officers into the offices whereunto they were severally and jointly elected each of whom with appropriate responses accepted their appointment and received the congratulation of the body No farther business to bee transacted the meeting adjournd By Motion of Messrs F L Wilkinson & W R Orsborn
  • Image 01
    After which the membership again Reassembled Around the festive board and enjoyed A Colation prepared by the stewards assisted by the ladies who spaired no effort in endeavouring to render the Occasion agreable and pleasant J. L. Edwards F. P. M. Se (Members Present: E., D. Richards, J. Mishow, Maine, J. Holloway, Hart, G. Lucas, Meyers, J., F. Perry, P., F. Wilkinson, Blancks, Osborne, W. Johnson, A., E. Baxter, Wigfall, Chion, Edwards)
  • Image 01
    July 10, 1854 A Regular monthly meeting of the Above name Society was held on the above date at the usual place the President address the throne of Grace in Societys behalf After wich he declare the house formd for buisness it being ten minutes past 8 oClock Proceedings of the last meeting Read bill of arrears cald and settled in part absentees cald on for Result See absentees book Messers Gordon & Perry being Present were duly installd accepted their appointment Mr. R. Gordon was cald on for being absent on annual day his excuse being very Legal was excuse Mr. Mai stated that the Rules made no provision for the Death of family as an excuse for A member though he had no intention of the Gentleman being fine he only spoke in behalf of the Rules the house adjourn by city Limitation (Members Present: Chion, P. Wilkinson, Maine, E. Richards, J. Perry, J. Mishow, A. Baxter, R. Gordon, Blancks, Hart)
  • Image 01
    August 14, 1854 A Regular monthly meeting of the above namd society was convened on the above date at the Residence of Mr. P Wilkinson Chapel Street the President address the throne of Grace in societys behalf after wich he delcare the house form for buisness The Seretary being absent Mr. A G Baxter was Request to act as Secretary accepted the appointment it being 20 minutes past 8 oClock Proceedings of the Last meeting Read bill of arrears cald and Settled in part absentees cald on for Result see absentees book Letter of application from Messers Poinsett & Rivers past second Reading move & seconded by Messers F L Wilkinson & Osborn that the chairman of charity committee inform the claiments of society the cause of Retrenchment put & carried the President then inform the chairman of said committee Mr. F L Wilkinson brought to the notice of society the neglect of the charity committe towards sick member the President then cald upon Mr. E Richards and inform him of his neglect Mr. Richards arose & stated that he had Given orders to Messers Perry & Johnson to wait upon the Gentlemen & tender to him the aid of Society they not being Present twas deferd untill the next meeting there being no further buisness it was moved Second by Messers F L Wilkinson & Osborn for adjournment put to the house & carried (Members Present: Chion, G. Lucas, Osborne, P., F. Wilkinson, J. Holloway, F. Perry, E. Richards, A. Baxter, Blancks)
  • Image 01
    September 11, 1854 A Regular monthly meeting of the above Designated Society convene on the above date at it usual place Chapel Street the President being absent the Vice took the chair & Request Mr. George Lucas to address the throne of Grace in Society behalf after wich he delcare the house formd at 15 minutes to eight oClock Mr. J L Edwards was Request to act as vice accept the same the Proceedings of the last meeting Read bill of arrears cald & settled in part absentees cald on for Result see absentees book Mr. Robert Gordon chairman of charity committe Presented his Report that was Due on annal Day was Read ' and on motion of Messers Edwards & Wigfall the Report was accepted their being no further buisness twas move by Mr Edwards & Seconded by Mr. Lucas for adjournment put & carried (Members Present: P., F. Wilkinson, A. Baxter, J. Holloway, G. Lucas, F. Perry, Edwards, Osborne, R. Gordon, Wigfall)
  • Image 01
    October 9, 1854 A Regular monthly meeting of the above Designated Society convene on the above Date at it usual place Chapel Street The President address the throne of Grace in society behalf at fifteen minutes to seven o Clock the house form for Buisness Proceedings of the Last meeting read bill of arrears cald & settled in part absentees cald on for Result See absentees Book Mr. Smith was Brought to the notice of Society after being written to agreable to Rule his time being expired Mr. F L Wilkinson arose and move seconded by Mr. R Lucas that Mr. Smith be allowed untill the next meeting put and carried members voting in the affirmative Messers F Wilkinson R Lucas hart Wigfall & others in the negative P Wilkinson Gordon & Holloway the secretary was informd to summons Mr. Smith to the next meeting the President ordered the poles to be open for ballotting for Messers Poinsett & Rivers Letter applying for membership Mr. W R Osborn Chairman of Standing Committee Presented their Report on Election Declairing both Gentlemen Elected and on motion of Messers P Wilkinson & J Holloway accepted the secretary was informd to notifed the Gentlemens of thier being Elected and invite them to attend the next meeting Mr. W R Osborn then arose and segested to Society that it would be good to have Refreshment at Societys meeting as it would be an encouragement for the members to attend out of
  • Image 01
    the funds .Mr. F L Wilkinson then arose and made a few Remarks Showing the Deficiency of the financial Department and objected to it after wich Mr. Osborn Propose that each member contribute the sum of ten or five cent at each meeting for such the Latter being agread to was unanimously adopted No further Buisness on motion of Messers Hart & Gordon the house adjourn Paul Wilkinson acting secry (Members Present: Chion, F., P. Wilkinson, Osborne, R. Lucas, Edwards, J.? Perry, Hart, D. Richards, A. Baxter, R. Gordon, J. Mishow, Blancks, Wigfall, J. Holloway)
  • Image 01
    November 13, 1854 A Regular Monthly Meeting of the F M Society Convene on the above date at the usual place Chappel Street Mr. F. L. Wilkinson address the throne of Grace in Societys Behalf at 15 fiftten Munets to Seven after wich the President Declare the house for Buisness Proceeding of Last Meeting Read and Comfirmd Bill of arrears Call an Setled in Part Absentees Cald on for Result See absentes Book Mr. P. Poinsett the new Elected member Come forward and heard the Rules red on his aproval he acording To Rule he Subscribe to the Same and recieved the Congratulation of the member generaly Secretary Bill presented for Payment past for Payment No further Business of Society it was movd By Messers J L Edwards and Second By Gordon that the the Society adgourn Put an Caried J. M. Holloway Secretary acting (Members Present: Chion, F., P. Wilkinson, E., D. Richards, J. Mishow, A. Baxter, Osborne, Hart, Edwards, F. Perry, Wigfall, J. Holloway, R. Gordon, Poinsett)
  • Image 01
    December 11, 1854 A Regular Meeting of the above Society was held in the above Date at the usual place Chapel the President Adressd the throne of Grace in Societys Behalf at 8 Munites to 7 O Clock after wich the President Declear the house form for Buisness Proceeding of Last meeting was Red and Comfirmd Bill of arrears Call on and Settld in part absentees Call on for information See absentee Book after wich Treasure Wilkinson Present his Simi anual report to the Body for inspction to Which the President handed it over to the Commitees for investigation Committees Call on Mr. W R orsborn and W Blancks being absent Mr. F Smith and C Baxter was appointed to act on the Committee Mr. C Baxter was Cald on for Excuse from not attend meetings No Excuse find after wich Mr. P Rivers the newly member was Cald foward to hear the Rules Red it was acoringly done and on his approval he Came forward and Subscribe to the Same and Rceived the Congraulations of the Entire membiship after wich the Commitee handed the Report to the Body it was Red Movd by Mr. C Baxter and 2nd by A Baxter the Report be Excepted Put and Carrid No further Business of Society it was moved Mr. Gordon 2nd By F L Wilkinson that the house adjoun Put an Caried J. M. Holloway Secretary act Friendly Moralist Society (Members Present: Chion, F. Wilkinson, F. Perry, A., E. Baxter, Smith, R. Gordon, Hart, J. Mishow, Rivers, J. Holloway)
  • Image 01
    January 8, 1855 A Regular monthly meeting of the above name Society held on the above Date at it usual place chapel street the President being absent the vice took his seat and cald the house to order at 20 minutes to Seven Mr. F L Wilkinson address the throne of grace in societys behalf Proceedings of Last meeting Read bill of arrears cald & settled in part absentees cald on for Result See absentees book Messers F Perry & C Baxter find according to Rule there being no further buisness on motion of Messers Gordon & Wigfall the house adjourn J M Holloway Secr act (Members Present: P., F., E. Wilkinson, A., E. Baxter, R. Gordon, Blancks, Wigfall, J. or F.? Perry, Osborne, J. Holloway)
  • Image 01
    February 12, 1855 A Regular monthly meeting of the above name Society held on the Above date at its usual place Chapel Street the president address the throne of Grace in Societys Behalf at half Past Seven O Clock after wich the president Declare the house form for Buisness Proceeding of Last meeting Red and confirmd Bill of arrears Call on and Settled in part absentees Call on for further Result See absentee Book Mress F Perry Poinsett and Holloway [ ] Excuse Wher fine acording to Rule also Mr. D Richards wher fine Cash paid after which Mr. F L Wilkinson Treasurer arose and Stated to the body the funds in Hands wher not suficient to Liquidate the Society Expenditures Concequence of which the Members being Backward in non attendace he then Moved and Secnd by Mr. P Wilkinson that the Dividen be Drawn from the principle to help the Expencies of the Society Put to house and Carried thier Being no further Buisness of Society it was moved By Msers Gordon 2nd by [ ] D Richards that the meeting adjourn put and Carred J. M. Holloway Secretary act of F M Society Charleston S. C. (Members Present: Chion, F., P. Wilkinson, Osborne, A., E. Baxter, F. Perry, Poinsett, D. Richards, R. Gordon, J. Holloway)
  • Image 01
    March 12, 1855 A Regular Monthly Meeting of the above name Society Was held at the usual place Chapel Street on the above the President beign absent the Vice Took his Seat to which the house was Call to order at 20 Munits to 8 O Clock and Request Mr. F L Wilkinson to address the Throne of grace in Society behalf after which the house was Declard for buisness Proceeding of Last meeting was Red and Confirmd Bill of arrears call and Settled in part absentees Call on See absentees Book Mr. F Smith Call on no Excuse according to Rule was find the Sum of 50 Paid Cash in Consequence of the alarm of fire no further Buisness was Transacted to which it was moved and 2nd By Mesrs Gordon and Wigfall that the house adgourn Put an Caried J Holloway act Secretary F M Society (Members Present: P., F., E. Wilkinson, Smith, R. Gordon, Edwards, A. Baxter, Osborne, J. Mishow, F. Perry, Wigfall, J. Holloway)
  • Image 01
    April 9, 1855 A Regular monthly meeting of the above name Society held at the usual place Chapel Street on the above Date The president adress the throne of Grace in Society behalf after wich he Declare the house form for buisness at 8 O Clock Proceedings of Last Meeting were Read and Comfirm Bill of arrear Call on and Settled in part absentees Call on for further See absentees Book Treasure F L Wilkinson arose and State to the President and members the neglect of the Charity Commitee the Chairman Excuse of non attendance of being Sick Mr. W Johnston a member of the Charity Committe was Call on for Excuse of neglect of Duty no Excuse was find 25 acording to Rule Treasur Wilkinson Presented his Report to the Society for Examination acordingly the president Request the Standing Comitee to act in Concequenc of absent of the members Mesrs E Wilkinson and P Poinsett was Requested to act on Commite the Commitee then proceed and distarge thier Duty briefly and hand it Back to be Red and was Done it was then moved by Msrs. P Wilkinson and Richards that the Report Be Excepted Put and Carried No further Buisness of Society Mr. P Wilkinson moved Secnd by Mr. Gordon that the meeting adgourn Put & Carried James M. Holloway acting Secretary of F. M. Society (Members Present: P., F., E. Wilkinson, Smith, R. Gordon, Edwards, A. Baxter, Osborne, J. Mishow, F. Perry, Wigfall, J. Holloway)
  • Image 01
    May 14, 1855 A Regular monthly meeting of the above Society was held at the usual place Chapel Street the President Being absent the Vice took the Chair and Request Mr. G Lucas to adress the Throne of Grace in Societys Behalf after wich the President acting Declare the house formd for buisness 25 twenty five past eight O Clock Proceedings of Last meeting were Red and Confirmd Bill of arrears Call on and Settled in part absentee Call on For Information further See absentees Book The President having arrivid [Just?] after the Reading of the above Proceeding he Consequntly Resumed his Chair after wich it was Recomended By Mr. Gordon that the aditional Sum of fifty Cents Be assess From Each member with that of the allowance of Society funds To have what you may tearm a Collation After the Societys get Through with her Buisness it was acordingly agreed to it was Moved and Second by Mers F L Wilkinson & R Gordon that a Committe Be appointed to assist the two Stewards Put and Carried the President then appoint Mers. F L Wilkinson W. R. Orsborn & R. Gordon the Gentlemen Agree to act in that Committe No Further Buisness of Society it was moved and Second Mers Wilkinson and Gordon that the house adjourn Put and Carried James M Holloway Secty F M Society acting (Members Present: Chion, F., P. Wilkinson, R. Gordon, J. Mishow, Osborne, Sasportas, G. Lucas, J. Holloway)
  • Image 01
    June 11, 1855 The anual Convention of the above Name Society Was Held at the Residence of Mr. F L Wilkinson Coming Street in the absent of the President an Vice Mr. F L Wilkinson Call the house to order in its form as usual with a prayer from our worthy Treasurer after wich the house was formd for buisness at 5 five munits past one O Clock Mr. A G Baxter was apointed to act in the Chair he in behalf of Society intrest Readly Concented afterward proceeding of Last meeting were red and past Bill of Arrear Call on and Setled in part absentee Call on for further See absetee Book the Vice President having arrived he Resume the Chair and Mers. Perry Richards Myers Wigfall & C Baxter were find for no Excuse Mr. F Perry was cal on for Neglect of Charity Committe Buisness for his faithful Discharge of not attend to Duties Were find the Sum of 25 The Chair the then orderd the pols to be open By the Standing Committe Mers W R orsborn & Blancks Being absent Mers G Lucas & Hart were apointed to act on the Committee for the Election of officier to Serve the ensuing year the pols be Close the Committee then handed the Different Reports as following Trustees Report Read and moved by Mers. Gordon and A Baxter that The Report be Excepted Put and Carried also the Treasure Report were Red it was Moved by Mers. Gordon and A. Baxter that the Report be Excepted Put and Carried and the Report of the Standing Committee on the Election were Red to wich it was moved the exceptance of the Report by Mers Gordon and Baxter Put and Caried Letters of appliants of Mres W. oliver and C. Ball were Presented and Past its first Reading after wich the President Elect Mr P Wilkinson in the Chair state to Body the kind feelings of the Members Choice in Electing him As the Presiding officer and that he would along with the members try his Endevours to act as fare as it
  • Image 01
    as it was in his power for the promotion of the Society after wich the president then install the Different officier in their placies asign them according to the Report wich was agreably Done to its membership and Receved the Congraulution Generaly Secretary Bill Presintd and Past for payment for 7 months Service an Stationarys No further Buisness of Society it was moved By Mers Gordon & Baxter the house adjourn Put and Caried after the adgernment of Society and the members Regailing them Self for the Space of half hour Then they Reasemble to partake of a very fine Collation that was furnished by Mers F Wilkins and Commtte allong with our worthy Steawrds wich with The Poping Corks and Good Tosts the Day was past of with much mirth and Glee on Retiring the president apoint a Committe of Three to Return our Sincere Thanks to Mr & Mrs F L Wilkinson for thier hospitalities Which they has Bestowd upon us &c Corect James Mitchell Holloway Secretary of F M Society June 11, 1855 C. S. C (Members Present: F., P., E. Wilkinson, R. Gordon, Sasportas, A. Baxter, F. Perry, J. Mishow, Meyers, D. Richards, Smith, Hart, E.? Baxter, G. Lucas, W. Johnson, Wigfall, Poinsett, Rivers, J. Holloway)
  • Image 01
    July 9, 1855 A Regular monthly Meeting of the above Society was held at the usual place Chapel Street the house was Call to order and the president Request Mr. F L Wilkinson to offer the Throne of Grace in Society Behalf acording to Rule after Service the President Declare the house form for buisness at twenty five munites 25 past nine O Clock Preceeding of Last meeting was read and Confirmd Bill of arrear Call on and Settled in part absentees Call on for further Details See absent Book The President then Call on Mr. Rich Lucas for non attendance to meetings for anual meeting no Excuse [ ] acording to Rule find $1.00 Letters of Mers. Ball and oliver has pass thier Second Readings in Concequence of thier not Being the Number of Members Present Wich the Rule Spesiefies the Letters had to be Laid over for the Meeting next no further Buisness of Society it was moved By Mr. F L Wilkinson Second by Mr J Mishow that That the House adjourn Put and Carried Correct James M Holloway Secretary of F M Society July 9 1855 C. S. C (Members Present: F., P. Wilkinson, A. Baxter, Osborne, J. Mishow, R. Gordon, Hart, Edwards, Sasportas, R. Lucas, J. Holloway)
  • Image 01
    August 13, 1855 A Regular Monthly Meeting of the above Name Society was Convene on the date above at the usual place Chapel Street The house was Call to order the President Request our worthy Ex president Mr. T Chion to offer The throne of grace in Society Prosperity acording to Rule after Service the President Decleare the House form for Buisness quarter to nine O Clock 1/4 to 9 wich Proceeding of Last meeting was Read and aprovd of Bill of arrear Call on and Settled in part absentees Call on for further Details See absentee Book Thier being no further Buisness of Society it was moved by and Second by Gordon and Mishow That The House adjourn Put and Carried Correct James M Holloway Secretary of F M Society August 13 1855 (Members Present: P., F. Wilkinson, A. Baxter, Chion, F. Perry, Blancks, R. Gordon, J. Mishow, Sasportas, Edwards, G. Lucas, W. Johnson, J. Holloway)
  • Image 01
    September 10, 1855 A Regular monthly meeting of the above Name Society was held at the usual place Chapel Street The house was Calld to order in its usual Restriction with a prayer from our worthy Brother Member Mr. T Chion wich was Requested By The Chair in the Cause of the promotion of the Society after wich the President Decleare The house formd for Buisness at 20 minutes to Eight O Clock Proceeding of Last meeting were Read and approved of Bill of arrear Call on and Settled Partly absentees all on for further investigation See the book of absentees Mr. E Richard were Call on for non attendance for anuall Meeting and other according to Rule non Excuse Were find after wich Treasurer Wilkinson handed his quartely Report to the body for Examination The Chair then Request the Standing Committe to Except the same upon wich thier not being Sufficient of the Said Committe members presant the Chair Then Requested Mers D Richards and W C Blancks to act with above committe the Gentlemen Readily Consent to the Report was then Examied and found to Be Correct and was handed to the body it was then Red and up Mottion By Merser Gordon and R Hart that the Report Be Excepted Put and Caried thier being no further Buisness of Society it was moved and Second By Mers F. L. Wilkinson and D Richard That the house adjourn Put and Carried Correct J. M. Holloway Secretary of F M Society Sept 10/55 (Members Present: P., F. Wilkinson, A. Baxter, Chion, J. Mishow, Osborne, E., D. Richards, J. Perry, G. Lucas, Blancks, Poinsett, R. Gordon, Hart, J. Holloway)
  • Image 01
    October 8, 1855 A Regular monthly meeting of the above Name Society was held at its usual Place Chapel Street on the above Date the house was Call to order By The President and Request Brother Francis Smith to offer the Throne of Grace in Society Behalf after wich he Declare the house formd for Buisness 25 munits past 7, O,Clock and ordered the Proceeding of the Last meeting to Be Read acordingly twas Read and Comfirm Bill of arrears Call on and Settled Partly absentees Call on for further Investigation See absentees Book Mr. F. [C.?] Smith were Call on no Excuse wher find acording to Rule Thier Being no further Buisness of Society by Mottion of Mersers T. Chion and F Perry that the house adjourn Put and Carried Correct James M Holloway Secretary of F M Society October 8 1855 (Members Present: P., F. Wilkinson, A. Baxter, Osborne, Smith, Chion, J., F. Perry, R. Gordon, G. Lucas, J. Holloway)
  • Image 01
    November 12, 1855 A Regular monthly meeting of the above was held at its place Chapel At The President being absent the Vice took the Chair and Call the house to order and Requested Mr. W R orsborn to address the throne of Grace in Society Behalf after Service the President Declare the house form for Buisness at 1/2 past 7 O Clock and Requested the Proceedings to be Red it Was Red and Confirmd Bill of arreras call on and Setled partly absentees Call on for further Result See absentee Book Mers R Hart and D Richards Call on no Excuse was find Mr. R Gordon arrose and State to the Society about the Members that wer writtin to and Said that thier Should be some step taken as Reguard the same to wich Mr. F L Wilkinson arose in behalf of Mr. F. Main and ask if the Gentleman was written to the Cairman Said twas [Fine?] in the administration Before this wich Mr. Wilkinson Said that the society Could not take no action on the Gentleman untill he is heard from that the President at the time Should not to have him written to that F P Main was Elected Secretary and that he was a secretary for the year Mr. T Chion the Expresident state the Treatment of the Gentleman to the society in wich By no meanes of Respect and by hearing Reports from the Members of the Gentlemans intention that he was Going to Send in a Letter of Resignation that he would not be a member of the society any More that he never did serve the society but one meeting if it was Left to his Discretion he should be treated with the Same Contempt as the society was by him But for Satisfaction to the member he was order to be written to Mr. Gordon state to the
  • Image 01
    Chair that Mr Main have not Discharge any part of his Duties that was involve on him and that he Said that he would not Do it under these provision he should Come under the same Rules as a Common members Because thier had to be a Secretary apointed from the body to act in his Sted it then became a question Between Mers F L Wilkinson W R orsborn and the Chair wich the Chair & orsborn were on behalf of the Society Wilkinson on behalf of Main that the Gentlemen took a Good space of time wich thier being a alarm of fire was heard the Debate was Stop appon hearing of it being a false alarm it was the [ ] in the Clouds after wich Mr. T Chion State to the members the Case of our Afflicted member Mr. John Nelson that he was very thankfull of the attention that the society had Paid him Mr. Chion also State that it was Geting Cold and the stipend being Curtaild that the members [ ] he would make a move that a Subscription from the members Generally what was Could Afford by them Personaly wich he thought it would a Great help to him acordingly the members that was prepared Subcribe most Chearfully to the above move Thier Being no further buisness of Society Move by Mr. F L Wilkinson Second By Mr. orsborn that the house adjourn Put and Carried James Holloway Secretary F. M. Society Nov 12 1855 (Members Present: A. Baxter, F. Wilkinson, Osborne, F., J. Perry, R. Gordon, Chion, J. Mishow, Hart, Blancks, D., E. Richards, J. Holloway)
  • Image 01
    December 10, 1855 A Regular monthly meeting of the above name Society was Convene at its usual place Chapel street on the above date the president Call the house to order and Request Brother F Smith to offer up the petition for the Welfare of the society after wich the president Declare the house form for buisness ten minutes 10 past Seven O Clock and orderd proceeding of Last to be Red it was acordingly Done and Confirmd absentes Call on for investigation See absentees Book bill of arrear Call on and Settled partly Mers. Johnson and Smith Call on No Excuse acording to rule whose find Thier being and alarm of fire up to this Stage and the members being interested in the same no further buisness Could not be transacted it was then moved by Mr. Baxter and Second by Mr. F L Wilkinson the house adjourn Put to the house and Caried James Holloway Secretary of F. M. Society December 10, 1855 (Members Present: P., F. Wilkinson, A., E. Baxter, Smith, F., J. Perry, J. Mishow, Hart, W. Johnson, Poinsett, J. Holloway)
  • Image 01
    January 11, 1856 A Regular monthly meeting of the above was held at its usual place Chapel Street on the above date the president Call the house to order and Request Mr. F Smith to offer the Throne of grace in societys behalf after wich the president Declare the house form for buisness at 1/4 past 7 O Clock proceedings of the Last meeting was read and Confirmd Bill of arrear Call on and settled partly absentees Call on for further Details See absentees Book Mr. Chion was Call on for Excuse for non attendance of Last meeting his Excuse being Satisfactoraly Wher Excuse Mr. Richards Excuse for Last meeting Report of being at the house and She had adjourn inconcequence of the fire his Excuse being favorable it was moved and Second by J. Holloway and T Chion that he be Excuse Put and Carred Mr. R Gordon wher also Call for absent of Last Meeting Excuse of fire in the nabourhood and thought it was Dangerous to Leave home at the time his Excuse being legal it was moved and Second by J Mishow and D Richards the he be Excuse Put to the house and Carried Thier being no further buisness of Society it was by Mres Gordon and Richards Moved that the meeting adjourn Put and Caried James M Holloway Secty F M Society Jan 11/56 (Members Present: P., F. Wilkinson, Smith, R. Gordon, Chion, J. Mishow, E., D. Richards, J. Holloway)
  • Image 01
    February 11, 1856 A Regular Monthly Meeting of the above name Society was Convined on the above Date at its usual place Chapel Street The president Call the house to order and Request Mr. F Smith to address the Throne of grace in Societys Prosperity after wich he Declare the house form for buisness quarter past Seven O Clock 1/4 7 O Clock Proceedings of Last meeting were red and adopted Bill of arrears Call on to wich was Settled partly absentees Call on for Result See absentee book Mr. R Gordon Stated that [portion?] of rule as regard Members in arrear and those has been notified Should be Strictly Carried out acordingly to the Rule. No further buisness of Society on Motion of Messrs F L Wilkinson and D Richards that the meeting adjorn Put to house and Caried Respectfully Submited by James M Holloway Secretary F M Society 1856 Feb 11 (Members Present: P., F. Wilkinson, A. Baxter, Chion, J. Mishow, R. Gordon, Smith, Edwards, Blancks, W. Johnson, J. Perry, D. Richards, J. Holloway)
  • Image 01
    March 10, 1856 A Regular Meeting of the above name Society was held on the above date at the usual place Chapel St the president Call the house to order and Request Mr. Thomas Chion to offer a petition in Societys Behalf after wich the President Decleare the house form for buisness at 8 o Clock Proceeding of the last meeting were and Confirm bill of arrear was call and Settled partly absentees call on for further Result See absentee book the Report from the Treasurer was haned to the President upon wich the Chair gave it in Charge of the Commitee the Committee being Brief in the Duty and found to be Correct it was handed to the Chair it was orderd to be Red And uppon Mottion of Mersers orsborn and Poinsett that the Report of the Treasure be Expected Put to the House and Carried The House adjourn by City Limitation Respectfully Submited by James M Holloway Secretary of Friendly Moralist Society March 10 1856 (Members Present: P., E., F. Wilkinson, Chion, Osborne, E., D. Richards, J. Mishow, Edwards, J. Perry, E. Baxter, Poinsett, J. Holloway)
  • Image 01
    April 14, 1856 A Regular Monthly Meeting of the above named Soc[iety?] was held on the above date at its usual place Chap[el St.?] the President Call the house to order and [ ] Mr. T Chion to offer up the usual form of [ ] wich are Spesified in rule after the above the P[resident?] Declare the house form for the buisness of the Society to wich the Proceeding of the Last meeting wher Red and [ ] at a quarter to nine oclock the arrear bill wher Cald and Settled partly List of absentees call one for fur[ther?] Detail See absentee Book Mr. G Myers wher for Ex[cuse?] Call on no Excuse Wher find Paid Cash. Mr. T Chion [aros?] and ask for information about the Charity Committee as Requard Sick member Nelson he Complain that he Do not See any of them to wich Chairman [ ] Being Presant arose and State that he has being Dischargeing his Dutys wich the offic Call for up [ ] this time and now that the Society is so much [ ] that the [commit?] [ ] demands Mr. [orsborne?] [ ] a few Remarks as Rigards the Society Condition and [ ] the members Should See to the Society intrest Stand up [ ] Rule and take the Right Step and She must [ ] Mr. Chion state that (Mr. Nelson) are anxious to [more?] the state of things that are going on Mr. Chion also state that the Committee ought to Set him [new?] that thier wher more [fund?] in the Treasurer that would [have?] ban some [Satisfaction?] [to?] him Mr. F L Wilkinson arrose and Said the Members [ ] take some other Step or else the Society
  • Image 01
    Remain Together much Longer for her funds is Exhausted [ ] oppinion is to Stop the Stipen of Sick members are Some that he Do not think Stand in need of the Societys [ ] Wilkinson as Regards the member in above Remarks the [ ] not makes no provision in that head and in that Case [ ] Cannot Cut none of the members from thier Dues the only way to Save the Society from going to [ ] is to Draw up a Resolution wich Resolution will Curtail the hole of the Expences of the Society for a time till She Can Set on her feet again No further Buisness Before the Society moved By Messers F L Wilkinson and T Chion 2nd that the house adjorn Put and Carried April 14 Charleston J M H Secretary F M S 1856 (Members Present: P., F. Wilkinson, Chion, Osborne, R. Gordon, Smith, Meyers, Edwards, E. Richards, Hart, J. Perry, J. Holloway)
  • Image 01
    May 12, 1856 A Regular monthly Meeting of the above name Soiety was held at its usual place Chapel Street on the date Above the president Call the house to order and Request Mr. F A Smith to offer up a prayer for the benifit of Society after wich the Preisdent Declare the house form for buisness at half past Eight O Clock Proceeding of the Last meeting wher Red and Confirmd Bill of arrear Call on and partly Setled List of Absentee Call on for further Result See absentee book Mr. David Richards arrose and Stated to the body that he Expect to Leave this City and State and would be quite oblidge to have from the Society the portion the Rule Spesifies on the [term?] above to wich the President State that as Soon as he was in want of the above [he?] must [acquaint?] and it would be paid him No further Buisness Before the Socity the houe adgoun by City Limitation James Holloway Secretary Friendly Moralist Socie May 12 1856 (Members Present: P., F. Wilkinson, Osborne, J. Mishow, Smith, Edwards, D. Richards, J. Perry, J. Holloway)
  • Image 01
    Blank
  • Image 01
    June 9, 1856 The annual meeting of Friendly Moralist Society was held on the above Date at Mr. F. L. Wilkinson commin Street the house formd at 15 minutes to 2 oClock the President being Present Request Mr. W C Johnson to address the throne of Grace in Society behalf the President then Declare the house formd & orderd the Proceedings of last meeting to be Read bill of arrears caled and partly settled absentees cald [ ] for Result See absentees Book Mr. Rivers cald on for being absent from several meeting excuse was sickness in family the rules not making any provisi for family sickness was brought to notice of society it was then move by Messers J Holloway & D Richards that Mr Rivers be excuse put and carried it was then move by Messers Meshow and Holloway that the house take A Recess for 30 minutes put and carried During the Recess the members partook of the Refreshment got up by the Steward after wich they Resume buisness the President orderd the poles to be open for balloting of Messers Oliver & Cummin Ball letters of application for membership also the treasurers Report was turnd over to standing committee for examination and ballotting of officers for the ensueing year A Resolution presented and past first Reading purport of Said Resolution See Report book Repor t from Standing committee on the treasurers Department
  • Image 01
    was then Presented and on motion of Messers Poinsette and E Richards the same was accepted the President brought to the notice of society several members that forfiet thier Rights of membership Mr F L Wilkinson move and second by Mr. E Richards {that these members be allowed untill the next meeting} before said motion being put Mr. Poinsette arose and Request the President to have that portion of the Rules to Read after wich he Rebuted the Said motion to some Lenght in behalf of the Rule Mr. Wilkinson then withdrew his motion and paid for Mr. F A Smith being absent and Left the President to pursue his cours Relative to Rule those members being Present came forward and paid up the staning committee Reported that Mr. Ball and Oliver were Duly Elected members of the Friendly Moralist Society and on motion of Messers Richards & Edwards the same accepted Mr. F L Wilkinson chairman of the board of trustees inform Society that his annual Report was Due but none of the other member was present he Did not present it the Standing committee presented thier Report Relative to the ballotting of officers for the ensueing year wich was Read and on motion of Messers F L Wilkinson & C E Baxter the same was accepted Messers hart & Osborn Recieved the same number of votes the President gave the the casting vote for Mr. R D Hart the President then qualified and instald the President
  • Image 01
    Elect who Responded accordingly and then Proceeded to Inaugarate the Different officers into thier Different offices and Recieved the congratulation of the members in general Mr. David Richards gave notice to Society of his intention of Leaving the State Mr. Edward Richards Elected Secretary Refuse to serve paid one Dollar thier Being no further Buisness twas move by Messers P Wilkinson & J Meshaw that the Society adjourn put and carried Officers Elected to serve the ensueing year ' Presdent, R D Hart; Vice, J M Holloway; Secr, E J Richards; Treasr, F L Wilkinson; Stewards, R Lucas & J Perry; Standing committe, W R Osborn, J Meshow, P Poinsette, E Wilkinson, G Lucas; Charity committee, C E Baxter, P Wilkinson, P Rivers, J Edwards (Members Present: P., F., E. Wilkinson, J. Holloway, E., D. Richards, Hart, J. Mishow, Edwards, E. Baxter, R. Gordon, J. Perry, W. Johnson, R., G. Lucas, Meyers, Poinsett, Rivers)
  • Image 01
    July 14, 1856 A Regular monthly meeting of the above name Society convene on the Above Date at the Residence of Mr P Wilkinson Chapel Street the house form the President Request Mr. F L Wilkinson to address the throne of Grace in Society behalf at 20 minutes to 9 oClock Proceedings of Last meeting Read Bill of arrears cald and settled in part absentees cald on for Result See Absentees Book Messers Osborn & Wigfall cald on for being absen t on annual Day Excuse Renderd Mr. Wigfall fined on Dollar pd. Mr. Osborn Sick Excuse Messers Lucas & Osborn wher then instald into offices [wheren?] they wher Elected on annual Day accept the same the house adjourn by city Limitation (Members Present: Hart, J. Holloway, F., P. Wilkinson, J. Mishow, R. Gordon, Osborne, Wigfall, R. Lucas, Edwards)
  • Image 01
    August 11, 1856 A Regular monthly meeting of the above name Society convene on the above date at it usual place Chapel Street Mr Chion address the throne of Grace in Society behalf the President Declare the house form at 20 minutes to 9 oClock and orderd proceedings of antecedent meeting to be Read bill of arrears cald and settled in part absentees cald on for Result See absentees Book Mr. Chion cald on for being absent on annual Day pleaded sick Mr C Ball newly Elected member came forward heard the Rules Read approve of the same and Subscribe to the same and paid his first instalment of $5 the President congratulate him and introduce him to the members in general as A member of said Society etc etc etc the treasurer being absent Mr. Paul Wilkinson appointed to act for the time being and gave A Duplicate Reciept for the amount collected $7 25 cts there being no further Buisness the house adjourn by city Limitation on the Ringing of the last bell Paul Wilkinson acting secry for F M Society (Members Present: Hart, P. Wilkinson, Osborne, Smith, E. Richards, J. Perry, J. Mishow, J. Holloway, Chion, R. Gordon, R. Lucas, Meyers, Ball)
  • Image 01
    September 8, 1856 at 8 OClock A Quoram being present the vice cald the house to order and Request Mr. F L Wilkinson to address the throne of Grace in society behalf and orderd the proceedings of last meeting to be Read bill of arrears cald & settled in part [ ] absentees cald on for Result See absentees book at this stage the president arrive and took his seat Mr. George Lucas made nown to society of certain Lots to be sold and would be very good for to purchase one for burial ground wich treasurer Wilkinson inform the gentleman as Regards society funds being nearly exausted the Treasurer Report Presented from standing committee Read on motion of Messer Meshow & Holloway adopted Mr. Blancks brought to notice of society of his neglect by members and charge the ex president the ex president arose stated that he had calld on the gentleman and [seen?] the committee and informd them of Mr. Blancks sickness Mr. osborn ask for explanation as Regards such neglect the expresident inform Mr. osborn that the committee had visited Mr. Blancks and paid him one week stipen Mr. Blancks arose to claim the floor to make some other Remarks the acting secr inform the president that Mr. B was in arrears and could not be herd ther being no further buisness on motion the house adjourn (Members Present: Hart, F., P. Wilkinson, G., R. Lucas, Blancks, J. Holloway, Edwards, Osborne, J. Mishow, E. Richards, Chion, W. Johnson, J. Perry)
  • Image 01
    October 12, 1856 1/4 to 8 OClock president in the chair Mr F L Wilkinson address the throne of grace in behalf of Society Mr F L Wilkinson then Stated to Society the Death of Mr. J Nelson & that some provision be made Mr. Osborn then Arose
  • Image 01
    October 13, 1856 A Regular monthly meeting of the above name Society held on the above Date at it usual place Mr. W Johnson perform the Duties in Society behalf by Request after wich the president Declare the house form for buisness proceedings Read bill of arrears cald & settled partly absentees cald on for Result See absentees book Mr. George Lucas paid one Dollar in advan[ce?] as arrears During his absence as he was about to leave town the secretary inform society of Mr. Richards sickness and Require the aid of society & members to sit up Mr. R Gordon arose & stated to Society that the Gentleman was some waht better Mr. F L Wilkinson move & second by R Gordon that A committee of three be appointed to Draft A set of Resolution on the Death of Mr. Nelson Decease member carried Mr. F L Wilkinson brought to notice of the Secretary office being vacated the president then ordered the poles to be open on ballot for A Secreatary on Report pesented Mr. R Gordon was Duly Elected Secretary [ ] the Report on Retrenchment of all [expeness?] as regards Society claims Report on motion of messers P Wilkinson & [ ] Baxter past enquiry made by Mr. Chion Regards Det Due Society previous to the [passing?] of Resolution Mr. osborn made some enquiry as Regards the Schooling on bils that pas [for?] payment there being no further buisness on motion
  • Image 01
    of Messers P Wilkinson & C E Baxter the [ ] adjour Respectfully Submitted R Gordon Secrty (Members Present: Hart, J. Holloway, P., F., E. Wilkinson, Edwards, Meyers, R. Gordon, E. Baxter, Chion, J. Perry, R., G. Lucas, Osborne, W. Johnson, J.? Mishow, Rivers)
  • Image 01
    November [1856] The hous Was formd for Buisness at halfe pas seven oclock the Throne of grace Was adrest in society Behalf By M F L Smith after Wich the [Precedings?] of the Las meeting Read and A prove of Bill of Arare herd and setteld in part Absentee Cald on for Result see Absentee Book Mr W Blanks stated that he Was sick and his ararers shold Seas But society having not Being aprised of it Cold take no action in the mater the Treasurer Cald for the Rule on the subject the [13?] Rule Was Red for general infimation after Wich mr orsbon made A few Remark on the subject of his opinoin mr T Chion presen A Bill To society for his Dues Wich Was Turn over To Charity Comity no further Buisness Befor the House it Was move By W R Orsbon F L Wilkinson for A Journment put & Cared Respecttfully subm[itted] By R Gordon Se[c] F M [S] (Members Present: Hart, J. Holloway, F., P. Wilkinson, Edwards, Osborne, Smith, Chion, Ball, R. Gordon, Blancks)
  • Image 01
    [December 1856?] A meeting of the above Society at 1/2 past seven oClock con[vened?] above Date at it usual place [ ] and vice both being absent Secreta[ry] [ ] Wilkinson cald the the house [ ] and Mr. Meshow was cald to [ ] Mr. F L Wilkinson address the [ ] grace in behalf of society the [ ] Request the Secretary to Proceed to [ ] [Proceedings?] of antecedent meeting Read [bill?] arrears cald and settled partly absentees [ ] the chairman arose and gave his [excuse?] as sickness at that stage of buisness [ ] president Holloway arrive the chairman [ ] Mr. Meshow turn over Said office [ ] P Poinsette & J Perry cald on for [ ] sickness in family Mr. F L Wilkins[on] and Requst the Rules to be Read [ ] to none attendance and argued on [ ] Mr. Osborn likwise participated [ ] the Rule that if such provision it would be A act but he believe the Rule is explicets on that poin[t?] [ ] members and it become [ ] [ ] excuse wich [ ]
  • Image 01
    Respectfully Submitted Paul S Wilkinson acting for R Gordon Secretary F M Society [ ] collected (Members Present: J. Holloway, P., F. Wilkinson, Osborne, ?. Perry, Smith, J. Mishow, Edwards, R. Lucas, Ball, Poinsett)
  • Image 01
    Index fragment
  • Image 01
    Blank. Back of Index fragment
Title:
Part 1: Proceedings
Date:
1841-1856
Description:
The Friendly Moralist Society was a benevolent society for free brown (mulatto or mixed race) men established in Charleston, S.C. in 1838. The group provided burial aid and purchased plots for those in need and provided charitable assistance to widows and orphans of deceased members. This Proceedings section consists of minutes taken at organizational meetings from 1841 to 1856. These minutes offer insight into the conflict between free black and brown individuals at this time. Monthly minutes of May 1844 and Oct. 1848, for instance, detail the exclusion of prospective members for being black rather than brown and the Annual Day speech of 1848 addresses the issues of being colored versus black or white. This conflict and frequent issues with finances resulted in several schisms and mass resignations in the society and is mentioned in a brief history of the society in the Annual Day address of 1853. 398p.
Collection:
Friendly Moralist Society Records, 1841-1856
Contributing Institution:
Avery Research Center at the College of Charleston
Media Type:
Manuscripts
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Friendly Moralist Society (Charleston, S.C.)--Records and correspondence, Holloway family, Wilkinson family
Topical Subject:
Free African Americans--South Carolina--Charleston, African Americans--South Carolina--Charleston--Societies, etc., African Americans--South Carolina--Charleston--History, Fraternal organizations--South Carolina--Charleston, African Americans--Race identity--History, Racially mixed people--South Carolina--Charleston--History, African American businesspeople--South Carolina--Charleston--History
Language:
English
Shelving Locator:
Amn 1009, Avery Research Center Manuscripts
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
Material Type:
image/jpeg
Copyright Status Statement:
Digital images copyright 2008, The College of Charleston Libraries. All rights reserved. For more information contact The College of Charleston Library, Charleston, SC 29424.