the young man was accused of attempting to to hug the girl & she saw James Newberry wink and smile when the girl went to git water, which she did not like.
Elizabeth Legg testifies that she attended the school & she did not hear twit the boys of going home with the girls, also, she saw the boys shake their fists at when his back was turned, viz: James W. Newberry and Joseph Outhouse.
testifies that he was pleased with the conduct of the young men while before him on account of their steadiness.
James W. Newberry testifies that he did not have any hand in writing or composing the verses spoken of in Orlando Herrick’s testimony.
The Councellors made a few very appropriate remarks, all of whom thought the charge was not sustained, but rather the accuser was in the fault
Decided that the charge was not sustained, but Br James W. Newberry was in the fault in treating as he did.
The question was then put to the Council if they concured with the decision if so to manifest it by saying aye. which was done unanimous.
Council adjourned one hour to meet at the Bishops office
6 o’clock P. M. The council met pursuant to adjournment & was organized as follows;
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The Council opened by prayer by .