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Book no. 1, Trustees Record Book March, 1843-1871 (Item 1)
 
Page 1
statement on formation, call to build a church, election of trustees

 
Page 2
subscription list

 
Page 3, July 1844
trustee's minutes commence. Resolution that the chapel shall not be opened for speaking on political parties

 
Page 4, Feb 1844
resolution that if the chapel is sold those who contributed toward it must be reimbursed

 
March 1845
3 recended

 
March 1849
resolved to insure the chapel, to build a sidewalk and culvert over ditches at the front of the lot

 
April 1855
voted to charge $5.00 to open the house of worship for mass meetings

 
May 1855
illegible

 
Apr. 15, 1869
The president and secretary are directed to take legal proceedings against all or some persons who forcibly entered the church.

 
June 10, 1869
request by Bro. Denning to use the church for a Quarterly meeting of those "claiming to be of the Wesleyan Church" denied

 
Sept. 10, 1869
resolved to protect the church property by having the church gate locked except during services and the classroom locked on Sunday and to buy furniture

 
Aug, 10, 1869
special election of 5 trustees in place of 5 who resigned

 
March 28, 1870
2 trustees elected

 
Jan. 9, 1871
begin to plan for a new church list of members of the Wesleyan Church (some marked with x's and dated, mostly 1869 printed roll of members notes, 2 trustees minutes, 1871

 
Book no.2, Proceedings of Monthly Business Meetings of the Church. May 1858-1863 (Item 2)
 
Page 1, May 1858
Proceedings of regular Monthly Meetings commence, resolved to hold only morning and evening services from now on, and to elect 5 stewards

 
Page 11, Sept. 1858
resolution disapproving of a brother who burned the church's accounts, plans for a "donation visit" are made

 
Page 27, Jan. 1859
many new members

 
Page 30, Feb. 13, 1859
many new members

 
Page 36, March 13, 1859
many new members, some baptised by immersion, some by sprinkling

 
Page 38, April 3, 1859
many new members, some baptised by immersion, some by sprinkling

 
Page 42, April 17, 1859
many new members, some baptised by immersion, some by sprinkling

 
Page 45, May 24, 1859
many new members, some baptised by immersion, some by sprinkling

 
Page 46, June 1859
trial for immoral behavior

 
Pages 62-63, Jan. 1860
charges of immorality brought

 
Page 69
sisters are elected stewards resolution forbidding the use of the church to unorthodox ministers

 
Page 73
requested that Sister Wright take charge of the communion service

 
April 1861
bro. feels that the church and the U.S. Constitution are incompatible and withdraws

 
Feb. 1862
sister expelled for immorality

 
Book no. 3, Regular Monthly Meeting Book, 1863-1870 (Item 3)
 
Sept. 1863
charge against a Member for immorality

 
July 1864
a "festival" (ice cream social is planned, (earned $176.27)

 
Sept. 1865
resolved to buy an organ to replace the melodian

 
Dec. 1865
a parsonage is purchased

 
1866
many records illegible

 
Oct. 1869
resolution to form an executive committee to take over membership duties

 
March 1 1869
the group begins to call itself a society

 
Apr. 1869
resolution changing the name to the First Congregational Church

 
Dec. 6 1869
new trustees elected in place of those who had left the church

 
Book no. 4, 1869-1874 (Item 4)
 
Apr. 12, 1869
resolution calling for the termination of the Pastor's duties to the congregation

 
Apr. 19, 1869
executive committee dissolved, stewards, treasurer and clerk dismissed, members dropped by the executive committee restored

 
May 17, 1869
recommended to consult a lawyer regarding the removal of the trustees and obtaining an injunction forbidding the trustees from paying the minister

 
Nov. 1, 1869 - Nov.1, 1870
in book 3

 
April 1869-July
in Book 3 expurged

 
March 21, 1870
minutes continue

 
Aug. 4, 1872
Bro. involved with the Odd Fellows agrees to leave the organization rather than be expelled

 
May 11, 1874
discussion on getting a lecturer on Free Masonry (C.A. Blanchar agreed to allow the Women's Temperance Movement to hold prayer meetings in the church. Five delegates appointed to attend the Syracuse meeting of the Christians opposed to Secret Societies Trustee Records commencing Apr. 5, 1871 discuss construction of the church

 
May 4, 1872
a list of probationers and members

 
Book no. 5, Trustees Records, 1880-1913 (Item 5)
"Book for Recording the doings of the Board of Trustees of Wesleyan Methodist Church Commencing 1880"

 
May 3, 1860
Seneca County Christian Association opposed to Secret Societies is granted permission to use the lecture room

 
July 7, 1880
Permission granted for use of the lecture room for a lecture to ladies on health

 
Apr. 28, 1912
renters of the parsonage are given notice to leave since they drink beer bills for hardware dated 1907

 
Book no.6, Church Register (Item 6)
 
Jan. 27, 1887
first entry

 
Jan. 28, 1887
resolution on the membership of Mrs. Susie Palmer membership book purchased because of a resolution passed July 6, 1874

 
Pages 2-15
lists name, received (when, how), dismissed (when, how)

 
Page 16
baptisms, none listed

 
Pages 17-22
roll of probationary members

 
Book no. 7, "Clerk's Records", May 1874-1880 (Item 7)
 
May 11, 1874
Voted to try to get the Saturday morning class to organize

 
Page 1, May 4, 1874
list of trustees for 1872-77 and stewards

 
Page 6, May 11, 1874
church to offer a place for the Women's Temperance movement to hold weekly prayer meetings appointment of 5 delegates to attend the National Christian Association opposed to Secret Societies meeting in Syracuse

 
Page 18, Aug. 3, 1874
members arrange to attend the Rochester Conference Camp Meeting

 
Page 20
special meeting to devise ways and means of finishing the church

 
Page 45, Dec. 7, l874
resolved to cease offering space for meetings to the Women's Temperance Movement because it refuses to identify itself as a Christian organization

 
Dec. 5, 1875
appointment of delegates to the Anti-Secret Societies convention and to take a collection for the state agent

 
Jan. 1, 1876
discussion of the resolution concerning the word "Christian" in the Women's Temperance Movement

 
Feb. 7, 1876
2 men are appointed to protect the church from unruly young men and boys

 
Apr. 3, 1876
resolution commending the pastor for his services is lost

 
June 1876
Women's Temperance Union Resolution recended, they can meet in the church

 
Sept. 4, 1876
report of the examining committee dealing with the unity of the church and its members

 
Oct. 2, 1876
the pastor states his reason for wishing to leave

 
Apr. 23, 1988
Annual Report to the Conference. Such reports occur every April from now on

 
Nov. 5, 1877
motion on having an anti-tobacco sermon

 
Apr. 1, 1878
resolved that the church opposes appropriating money from the Missionary Fund to any church in Farmington, N.Y.

 
July 1, 1878
plans to have a raspberry festival

 
March 10, 1870
George P, Seekill wrote to the church about his legal difficulties

 
March 10, 1879
member dismissed for Unchristian conduct and breaking Ecclesiastical Law

 
Miscellaneous papers tipped in the church record books (Item 8)
Contains receipts (1879, 1901), lists of members (1901, 1911), 2 certificates of dismission from Christ Church in Fayette, and a subscription list (1875) for completing construction of the church.