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April 25th 1857

At the regular monthly meeting of Cumberland Church, at Booker's meeting house, on Saturday before the 4th Lord's day, the following members were present, Elder T. E. Reynolds, John Sanderson, Nelson Talley, J. D. Jenkins, Benj. Dunkum, Albert Dowdy, Hiram W. Griffith, Willis Anderson, Jesse D. Parker, and O. J. Reynolds ___ After prayer by brother Albert Dowdy, the moderator Elder E. Reynolds, took the chair, and called the meeting to order___ The proceedings of last meeting were read and approved___ The com. J. D. Jenkins and Nelson Talley appointed to have an interview with Robert Anderson, have made a satisfactory excuse were ordered to be continued and report at the next meeting The com. to see G. M. Ryals reported so unfavorably that he was excommunicated___ no further business appearing, the meeting adjourned O. J. Reynolds, Clk.