Minutes of Cumberland Presbytery

[of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church]

February 14 - 15, 1812


     Agreeably to the order of our last Presbytery, the intermediate Presbytery met in Dunham's settlement on the 14th day of February, 1812, to attend to the trials of Mr. William Harris previous to ordination.
   Preachers present--Messrs. Finis Ewing, David Foster, and Hugh Kirkpatrick.
   Mr. Ewing was chosen Moderator, Mr. Kirkpatrick, Clerk. Constituted with prayer.
   Mr. Harris delivered a sermon from Rom. V, 9, which was unanimously sustained.
   Examinations were attended to upon the different branches of literature pointed out in our circular letter, which were sustained.
   Presbytery adjourns to meet to-morrow morning at ten o'clock. Concluded with prayer.

   Presbytery met agreeably to adjournment. Opened with prayer.
   The Moderator proceeded to preach the ordination sermon, from 2 Tim. IV, 2.
   After sermon the necessary questions in our Confession of Faith being proposed to Mr. Harris, according to the custom of our Presbytery, and being answered in the affirmative, the Presbytery, by the imposition of hands and solemn prayer, set him apart to the whole work of the ministry. Afterward a solemn charge was given with respect to his duty, also the duty of the congregation. The whole concluded with prayer, this 15th day of February, 1812.
                                                                                                    FINIS EWING, Moderator.


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