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(P 235) At Spring Grove Monthly Meeting of Friends Church held 2nd month 20th 1891.
Lora E. Averill was chosen Women's clerk for the day.
The Evangelistic and Pastoral committee make the following report which is satisfactory to the Meeting and they are released.
To Spring Grove Monthly Meeting,
Dear Friends: In making our annual report we feel mindful of the great work entrusted to our care and are very thankful for what has been done yet for the lack of means we have come short of accomplishing as much as we desired.
Some of our numbers assisted in a union prayer meeting at Highland, also prayer meetings at Lane and Spring Grove part of the time. L. E. Updegraff has held six meetings and assisted in a revival at Green Valley. We have held a union Sabbath School at Fairview for months. The mothers meeting at Lane is still kept up. We have assisted Eusebia Couch in sessions last summer and Anna Z. Strange in the eleventh month sessions and in first month sessions. Two of our number assisted in sessions at Hunt's School House in Linn County. A union Sabbath School at Highland was kept up part of the year. Families were visited.
The amount of money raised Moses Stanley and wife 90 cts to W. R. Harris who visited this meeting in the 7th month last, B. P. Hiatt $1.00 in the 4th month.
Signed on behalf of the committee,
Lydia Arnold, Clerk
The committee appointed to see what arrangements could be made to secure the services of a minister to attend this Meeting report that they have secured the services of Anna Z. Strange as a resident minister and sixty dollars has been subscribed for her benefit. They are continued to make the necessary collection and directed to report in 8th month 1891.
The committee to visit Jesse Kenworthy and wife report attended to.
The committee appointed to visit N. C. Averill and wife report attended to.
The committee appointed to propose the names of suitable Friends to serve this Meeting as an Evangelistic and Pastoral Committee, not being ready to report, are continued and directed to report to next meeting.
L. M. Stanley, C. N. Averill, M. B. Barker, Lydia Arnold, Sarah Bones and L. E. Updegraff are appointed our representatives to the ensuing Quarterly Meeting and directed to report to next meeting with whatever may be given them in charge.
Edward P. Wallace and Sylvania Wallace his wife request to be united in membership with Friends Church. They are received accordingly and N. C. Averill, L. C. White, T. W. McDaniel, Sarah Bones and L. E. Updegraff are appointed to visit them for their help and encouragement and directed to report to next meeting.
A. W. Averill requested through the Overseers to be a member of Friends Church but was called to rest ere his request had reached this Meeting.
C. N. Averill, W. D. Burks, Sylvania Wallace, and Rebecca Hume are appointed to serve this Meeting as a temperance committee the ensuing year and directed to report in 8th month next.
T. W. McDaniel, M. B. Barker, N. C. Averill, Sarah Bones and Rebecca Hume are appointed to seat the Meeting and report to next meeting.
The meeting then concluded.
C. N. Averill, Clerk
Lora E. Averill, Clerk for the day
(P 238) At Spring Grove Monthly Meeting of Friends Church held 3rd month 21st 1891.
The committee appointed to propose to this Meeting the names of suitable Friends to serve this Meeting as an Evangelistic and Pastoral committee, not being ready to report, are continued and directed to report to next meeting.
The representatives reported that some of them failed to attend the Quarterly Meeting for which satisfactory reasons were given.
The committee appointed to visit Edward P. Wallace and Sylvania Wallace report attended to.
The committee appointed to seat the Meeting, not being ready to report, are discontinued.
Sarah Bones and M. B. Barker are appointed to seat the Meeting and directed to report to next meeting.
The Preparative Meeting of Ministry and Oversight propose the names of N. C. Averill and M. E. Averill to serve in the station of Elders with which this Meeting unites and they are appointed accordingly. The clerks are directed to inform the Quarterly Meeting of Ministry and Oversight thereof.
(P 239) L. E. Updegraff, a minister with which we have unity, expressed a concern to visit different places in Kansas and Missouri in the love of the gospel. She is liberated for such work as way may open. L. H. Dunbar and Anna Averill are appointed to see she is suitably provided for the work and report when the work is accomplished.
W. D. Burks and T. W. McDaniel are appointed to settle with the Treasurer and propose the name of a suitable Friend to serve this Meeting as treasurer and report to next meeting.
The meeting then concluded.
C. N. Averill,
A. M. Averill, Clerks
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(P 252) The committee to confer with Edgewood Monthly Meeting in regard to requesting a Quarterly Meeting report they are united in proposing the following petition to the ensuing Quarterly Meeting with which this Meeting unites. The clerks are directed to sign and forward the same to the next Quarterly Meeting.
To Hesper Quarterly Meeting to be held 9th month 5th 1891.
Spring Grove and Edgewood Monthly Meetings are united in asking that a Quarterly Meeting be established composed of said Meetings to be held at Edgewood, Bates Co., Missouri, on second seventh day of third and ninth months and at Spring Grove, Miami Co., Kansas, on second seventh day of sixth and twelfth months, the hour of meeting to be 10 A.M. The meeting of Ministry and Oversight to be held on sixth day preceding Quarterly Meeting at 2 P.M. The Quarterly Meeting to be opened at Spring Grove in twelfth month next and to be known by the name of Spring Grove.
The committee appointed to visit Norman Rupe report attended to.
The committee appointed to make the necessary collections for Anna Z. Strange report that there has been $56.00 collected and there remains $14.00 promised and unpaid. George Hodson, T. W. McDaniel ...
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(P 256) L. E. Updegraff returned the minute given her 3rd month last with a satisfactory report of her labors.
The committee appointed to see L. E. Updegraff was suitably furnished for her visit satisfactorily attended to the object of their appointment.
Anna Z. Strange returned her minute given in 7th month to visit Walnut Creek Quarterly Meeting with a satisfactory report of her labors.
Lydia Arnold returned her minute given her in 7th month and reports she accompanied Anna Strange on her visit to good satisfaction.
M. B. Barker, George Hodson and L. C. White are appointed to bring forward the names of suitable Friends to serve this meeting as Librarian and Recorder and report to next meeting.
M. B. Barker, George Hodson and L. C. White are appointed to present the name of some Friend to serve this Meeting as trustee in stead of W. D. Burks, resigned.
Alice Williamson asks for a sojourning minute of her right of membership with us.
(P 257) Anna Z. Strange and Lydia Arnold are appointed to prepare and forward her a suitable minute and report to next meeting.
The meeting then adjourned.
C. N. Averill,
Anna M. Averill, Clerks
Spring Grove Monthly Meeting of Friends Church met 10th month 17th 1891.
L. E. Updegraff, a minister with whom we have unity, expressed a desire to make a visit in the love of the gospel of Christ to different points within the limits of Kansas Yearly Meeting with which we are fully united. She is encouraged to attend thereto as she may feel to be her duty. The clerks are directed to furnish her a suitable certificate of our unity with her.
Lydia Arnold, an elder, informed this Meeting that she desired to accompany L. E. Updegraff on her proposed visit with which this Meeting unites. She is encouraged to attend thereto. The clerks are directed to furnish her with a suitable copy of this minute.
The meeting then adjourned to meet fourth day 10th month 21st 1891.
C. N. Averill,
Anna M. Averill, Clerks
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(P 261) The committee appointed to reapportion the membership of this Meeting for raising money make the following report which is satisfactory to this Meeting.
Those to be assessed 7%: J. A. Burks, A. Burks, B. P. Averill, George Hodson, M. B. Barker, C. N. Averill, and T. W. McDaniel.
Those to be assessed 5%: L. C. White, Joseph Bones, L. M. Stanley, John Terrell and Philip Strange.
Those to be assessed 3%: L. H. Dunbar, W. O. Dunbar, David Davis, Reuben Davis, Sarah Bones, Ella Burks, Rebecca Hume, Isaac Arnold, Mariah Ellis, Lucinda Luzadder, Gulia Johnson.
Those assessed 1%: R. C. Jones, Charles Davis, Charles Edwards, L. E. Jones, Eddy Jones, Isaac Lantz, Alice Williamson, Albert Crowl, Lucy Ellis, Henry Keren, E. P. Wallace, N. C. Averill, J. I. Parks and William Strange.
The committee appointed to propose suitable Friends to serve this Meeting as Overseers propose the names of C. N. Averill, George Hodson, Philip Strange, Rebecca Hume and Sarah Bones with which this Meeting unites and they are appointed to that service.
The committee appointed in 10th month 1890 to arrange for the care of the meeting house have attended to that service to good satisfaction. E. P. Wallace and N. C. Averill are appointed to arrange for the care of the meeting house for the ensuing year.
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