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Records of the Wesleyan Methodist Church consist of 7 numbered volumes containing trustee meeting minutes (book 1, 1843-71? book 5, 1880-1913); proceedings of the church's monthly business meetings, (book 2, 1858-1863, book 3, 1863-1870); and "clerk's records," 1874-1880 which are probably minutes of monthly business meetings (book 73 1874-80); and several miscellaneous papers including receipts, certificates of dismission and a subscription list. The records document the 1869 split, church discipline and finances, and reactions to the Women's Temperance Union and freemasonry. Records of the Congregational offshoots, though later expurged from the records are legible.