The accuser and the accused then spoke for themselves, after
president arose and laid open the case still more plain and
gave his decision; which was, that the charges in the declaration had been
fairly sustained by good witnesses, also, that
H. ought to have confessed when rebuked by
also that if he had the spirit of the Lord at the meetings
where he hollowed, he must have abused it, and grieved it away. all
the council agreed with the decision.
Hodges then rose and said, that he then saw his wrong, but never saw
it before and appeared to feel thankful that he saw it, he said he had
learned more during this trial, than he had since he came into the
, Confessed freely his error, and said
he would attend to overcomeing that evil, the Lord being his helper
then adjournd to meet again tomorrow evening 20th Inst.