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 all the 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. &c. President. then
dismissed the assembly by invoking the blessing of heaven with uplifted