going home with the girls also he shook his fist at the master because he thought the master meddled with that which was none of his buisness in correcting them for going home with the girls, also, that he thinks James W. Newberry was not in the habit of running about more than common, also, that it was rumoured about one or two before being mentioned in school that some of the boys had hugged a girl in meeting. also, said in the meeting of Elders that he had not taken the regular steps with James W. Newberry, and he was sorry that he had not.
A testimony was presented from Orlando Carter, in writing, which was read.
John Lowrie testifies he was at a meeting where requested the Elders to take a seperate as he had a matter to have investigated, he made his state ment to the Elders & in it he said that he had done wrong in speaking of the matter of James W. Newberry’s hugging the girl in meeting before going to him and laboring, with him, for which he was sorry, also, testifies that he thought the young men did not treat with that respect with which they ought.
Lyman Leonard <testifies> that he was at the meeting of the Elders before mentioned when and James W. Newberry laid before them their agrieveances and the matter was investigated. made confession, saying that he had done wrong in mentioning about the young man’s attempting to hug the girl, before laboring with him. also, that a decision was had, and a settlement took place between the parties. also, that he did not approve of the treatment of the young men towards and reproved them for it. also that the Court of Elders was called by mutual consent as far as he knew. and both made their statements—
Sister Leonard concurs with the testimony of her husband and that she was at the meeting in which [p. 112]