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Ladies Benevolent Society of the First Baptist Church and Society of Hector [subseries]: (Item II)
1842-1857 , Chronological, no pagination

 
Part 1
The Ladies Benevolent Society formed to raise funds for charitable causes on June 11, 1842. Thereafter they met annually to elect officers, choose their project for the year, and to make pledges. Projects included the Baptist Missionary Convention; the Sunday School library; whitewashing and painting the interior of the meeting house; purchasing a communion service, blinds for the church, a bible and a hymnal; and regular contributions to missionary causes. Contributions included spun wool, cotton and silk, knitted stockings, sewn garments and linens, cloth, and cash. A constitution precedes the minutes.

 
Part 2
Nov. 15, l86l - March 14, 1862: "Records of the Bennettsburg Sociable" (Note: M.E. Sachett was the last president of the Benevolent Society and the First Secretary of the Sociable, which is probably how the notes came to be in the same volume).

These records contain the constitution and minutes of the meetings containing place of the bi-weekly meetings and the amount of money collected.