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Part 1 [series]:
Record Book Vol. II, 1829-1898 [subseries]: (Item 1-1)
(Vol. I not extant). Church and congregation meeting minutes record admission of new members by letter or examination, granting letters of recommendation and dismission, appointments to committees, hearing committee reports, issuance of citations, censure of members for misconduct, restoration of repentant members to full communion, certification that minutes are examined and approved by Presbytery, yearly sum of members returned to General Assembly, election of deacons, deaths of pastors or deacons, baptisms, delegates chosen for ecclesiastical councils. Minutes are signed by pastor or moderator until 1855 when all entries are made by an elected clerk. After 1855, committee reports are copied in the minutes. Items of note include:

p. 3
Brief history and minutes begin April 5, 1829.

p. 11, December 9, 1830
Member excommunicated for belief in universal salvation.

p. 13, March 3, 1831
Another member excommunicated for same.

p. 19, March 7, 1832
Protracted meeting held.

p. 27, May 1, 1834
Member "rejected" for intemperance, sabbath breaking, and belief in universal salvation.

p. 36, January 6, 1838
Rule adopted re: admission of new members.

p. 112, March 20, 1855
Ecclesiastical Council convened at Rushville. Delegates from other churches are listed.

pp. 115-118, March 20, 1855
Protest by 29 members.

pp. 119-120, May 5, 1855
Dissolution of connection with Presbytery of Geneva.

p. 126
Pagination ends, minutes do not.

March 3, 1860
Temperance Resolution adopted.

May 15, 1864
Committee reports on common fame charges brought against the pastor. Church exonerates him.

September 3, 1864
Pastor resigns.

April 30, 1865
Delegates appointed to National Council of Congregational Churches.

Not described past 1865.
Part 2 [series]:
Related Legal Documents [subseries]: (Item 2-1)
Articles of Incorporation, November 23, 1802
Titled "Augusta and Eastown, 1802."

Deed, April 26, 1828
To the southern part of the church lot to Solomon Gilbert Signed by County Commissioner.

Agreement, April 26, 1851
With the trustees of the First Congregational Church and Society and Henry Card.

Constitution and By-Laws, adopted 1868
With names of original subscribers to new meeting house.

Statement of incorporation and election of trustees, February 23, 1808
Signed by County Commissioner.

Written resolution, January 1, 1853
To dissolve connection with Presbytery Presented by moderator of church and congregation meeting.

Copy "Original Deed First Congregational Church of Rushville, N.Y.," 1818
Recorded Ontario County Clerk's Office, Solomon Gilbert to Trustees.

Pew Rents and Pledge Book, 1860-1873 [subseries]: (Item 2-2)
Lists names, amounts, balance, balance due, etc., with tipped in notes and many loose sheets.

Manual of the First Congregational Church, 1869 [subseries]: (Item 2-3)
Includes history, articles of faith, covenant, and Standing Rules.

Sunday School Records, 1820-1824 [subseries]: (Item 2-4)
First 17 pages illegible. Includes students' names, admission dates, assignments, and work completed. Minutes of annual meetings for May 10, 1824, May 1823, and 1822, record election of officers and financial data.