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Minute Book, 1837-1843 [series]:
Until 1840 when the church was legally recognized as a separate church, minutes are of conference meetings. Their contents are the same as the covenant meeting minutes which begin on page 48. They record baptisms, confessions of faith, receiving new members, election of clerks and choice of moderators, granting letters of dismission, appointments to committees, election of deacons, the "lead of minds" of the members, synopses of brief sermons given a communions and baptisms, and invitations from other churches regarding council meetings. In addition to regular covenant meetings, special meetings are recorded with unfinished business concerning finances, conflicts between members, confessions of transgressions, exclusions, and committee reports. All entries are signed by the church clerk.

 
Covenant meeting minutes, entry for year 1866 .
 
"(Brethren) Names." A membership list, n.d.
 
Title page.
 
"Articles of Faith of the Baptist Church of Hornby."
 
Page 1. Conference Meeting Minutes begin July 15, 1837 .
 
July 15, 1837 : formation of Baptist Church at Mead's Creek.
 
September 9, 1837 : Temperance resolution adopted.
 
July 18, 1840 : Baptist Church of Hornby gives power to Mead's Creek Baptist Church to exclude members.
 
p. 36: copy of letter granting above power.
 
August 8, 1840 : council of churches called to make Mead's Creek a separate church in "sister relation" to others.
 
pp. 43-4: Church Covenant (on loose sheets).
 
p. 44: Declaration of Faith.
 
p. 45: Church Covenant (written in book).
 
p. 48: Membership list, n.d.
 
September 19, 1840 : Special meeting records new rules in church.
 
November 15, 1840 : Protracted meeting held and conducted by visiting Elder (J.)H. Stebbins, lasting fifteen days. The meeting is recorded three entries.
 
June 19, 1841 : Home Missionary Society established.
 
March 5, 1842 : Discussion regarding the church's right to prohibit the licensing of preachers.
 
p. 96: Membership list updated to 1853.
 
pp. 98-100: List of members received by baptisms, 1841.
 
At the end of the book: membership lists and possibly attendance lists, upside down; covenant meeting entries for the 1870's; mission contributions list; more membership lists, upside down.
 
Minute Meeting Book, 1850-1857 [series]:
The minutes in this book contain the same information as item #1, including mention of council meetings; also records deaths, number of members at the time of associational conference meetings, undated entries (from 1860-1890's?), and setting the pastor's salary.

 
Many confused entries including dismissions for 1868, membership lists, and meeting minutes for unspecified years.
 
Membership list, 1850 .
 
Membership list, n.d.
 
Covenant meeting minutes begin September 28, 1850 .
 
October 4, 1856 : a member excluded for joining the "primitive" church.
 
November 8, 1857 : Minutes end
 
At the end of the book: a subscription list (?), n.d., and four covenant meeting entries (one upside down) dated 1894, 1892, 1892, and 1866.