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From: "Judith F. Russell" <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] David Smith of Bucks Co PA and Union Co SC: transcription of Bush River MM Meeting notes
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2005 14:08:07 -0400
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Interesting point! thanks!
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From: "Thomas Hamm" <>
To: "Judith F. Russell" <>
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Subject: Re: [Q-R] David Smith of Bucks Co PA and Union Co SC: transcription
of Bush River MM Meeting notes


>I interpret this to mean that David had been involved with one side or the
>other during the Revolution. But it's impossible to determine from this
>whether his "conduct and conversation" were on the side of the
>revolutionaries or the loyalists.
>
> Tom Hamm
>
>
>>It has been said that David Smith of Bush River MM, Newberry SC, was
>>dismissed from the Meeting because of activities in the Revolutionary War.
>>I was recently able to read the transcription of the actual tapes which
>>stated:
>>
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>>28th day of the 10th mo. 1783..The friends that was appointed to inspect
>>into the cause of David Smith's complaint report that they found nothing
>>of weight in the complaint and likewise that it appeared to them that the
>>said David Smith's conduct and conversation has been disagreeable to and
>>inconsistent with the principles of Friends with regard to the commotions.
>>He indicating and justifying himself therein and refuses to make an
>>satisfaction. Under this consideration of which this meeting appoints
>>Thos. Pearson and David Jenkins to prepare a paper of testification
>>against him and bring it to our next Mo. Meeting for approbation.
>>
>>
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>>I did not read the paper of Testification of Thos Pearson and David
>>Jenkins, but I did read of his reinstatement:
>>
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>>29th of the 5th {Hinshaw has 4th] Mo of 1784. David Smith produced an
>>offering to this meeting condemning his misconduct conderining [?] his
>>misconduct in giving way to his own will and wisdom as a creature in
>>respect to the trying dispensations he had to pass through at that time
>>which this meeting thinks best to receive as satisfaction and receives him
>>again as a member of our Society.
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>>My question is: is the language used in both the dismissal and the
>>reinstatement that which would ordinarily be used for a Member who was
>>involved in Revolutionary activities?
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>>
>>
>>Judy Russell
>>
>>Bogart, Georgia, USA
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