The Elders and Brethren of the Old School Baptists, met agreeable to appointment with the Church at Black Rock, on Monday the 19th day of May 1834, at 9 o'clock a.m.
1. Preaching introductory to business by Brother Beebe, from Rev. 22:11, and also by Brother T.P. Dudley, of Ky. from Acts 20:24.
2. Appointed Brother Thomas Poteet, chairman, and Wm. Wilson, Clerk.
3. It was moved that the Brethren of the Old School who are with us in heart, and who wish to be publicly known as sustaining our views, as published in a former Address, be invited to come forward and subscribe their names, whereupon the following Brethren subscribe:
Elders: Edmond J. Reis, Edward Choat, William Wilson, Thomas Poteet, James B. Bowen, Samuel Trott, Wm. K. Robertson, Eli Scott, Thomas Barton, Thomas P. Dudley, Gabriel Conklin, Charles Polkenhorn, Gilbert Beebe.
Brethren: James W. Allen, Wm. Sellman, Joseph Perigoy, Edward Norwood, Nathan S. White, James M. Dawson, John H. Worthington, John De Voe, Samuel Shawl, Bazel Kelley, David Lowe, Lewis R. Cole, John Griffiths, Luke Ensor, Edward Grice, James L. Pearse, Abel Alderson, James Harrison, Herod Choat, Clement T. Coote, John Ensor.
4. On motion resolved, That all our proceedings be done unanimously.
5. Received letters approving of our views, from the church of Old Seneca, the church of Welsh Tract, Del. the Church called Mount Zion, in Hampshire Co., Va. and the Church of Mount Hope, in Chester Co., Pa.
6. Resolved, That we advise our Brethren, generally of the Old School, who may be disposed of address communications, to any future meeting, which as at this time been, or may hereafter be called, expressing their accordance with us, in the stand we have taken relative to the schemes of the day, as declared in the Address we have formerly published, whether these communications be addressed by individuals, by several brethren uniting or by churches as such, that we rejoice to hear from them, by letter when they cannot attend personally, that they stand fast with us, striving together for the faith and order of the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. But, dear Brethren, permit us to request, that in addressing any such meeting you will avoid those forms used in your letters to Associations, such as appointing Messengers to sit with us in council &c. for we disclaim being an Association of churches or an organized body of any kind; We simply meet as Brethren of one faith, one order and one heart, those brethren who are thus with us, are one with us when we meet; others cannot be invited to a seat with us though sent by churches.
7. Appointed a committee consisting of Brethren Barton, Trott, and Wilson, to prepare an Address.
8. Resolved, That we recommend another meeting of the Baptists of the Old School, to be held with the Ebenezer Baptist church in the City of Baltimore, on the Monday after the 3d Lord's day in May 1835, to commence at 10 o'clock A. M. and that Brother Barton, preach the introductory sermon, and in case of failure Brother Trott.
9. Resolved, That Brother Beebe, be requested to publish the proceedings of this meeting, in the Signs of the Times.
The following Address reported by the committee, was adopted, after which our meeting was closed with prayer and praise.