Burgess took the
Book into his hands stating that he fully
approved of the matter contained in it, & gave his voice in favor of
the committee, There being only one Deacon present beside himself, he
called upon him to give his voice concerning this book, & he said
he received it with Joy and was satisfied with the Committee.
Gates Then took the Book and expressed his satis faction with it, and
also called a vote of
members present, both male & female, & They gave a decided
voice in favor of it & also of the committee. There being a very
large portion of the
present. All of the above
testimonies and votes were voluntarily & unhesitatingly given
with the utmost freedom of conscience on part of the Assembly.
then arose & read a chapter of Rules for Marriage
among the saints: And the whole church voted to receive it, It is
therefore to be attached to the book.
, then arose and read an instrument containing certain
principles or items upon laws in general. & church government,
Vote of the whole house called for, & unanimously
given by the usual sign of uplifted hands in favor of the same.
The services of the day closed by prayer, the
congregation then arose & sung a hymn precious is the name.
then dismissed the assembly by invoking the blessing of
heaven with uplifted hands