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QM/NY/MM. Constituent Monthly, Preparative, and Quarterly meetings

 Record Group Term
Identifier: QM/NY/MM
_____ MONTHLY MEETING _____ The basic unit of Quaker administration, which holds regular monthly business meetings. Only members can participate. It has responsibility for care of members, authorizes removals and marriages, maintains discipline, considers the queries, manages meeting property, fosters social concerns, and reports regularly to the quarterly meeting. _____ PREPARATIVE MEETING _____ A regularly-organized business meeting of a single congregation which prepared business to be presented to the monthly meeting. The scope of business as recorded in its minutes was normally limited to responses to queries and matters of property and school oversight. _____ QUARTERLY MEETING _____ Meetings for business held four times per year, attended by representatives of all monthly meetings in a region. It is an intermediary between the monthly and yearly meeting, serves as an appellate body for disciplinary matters, and considers problems too large for a local meeting to solve. A quarterly meeting holds the authority to establish or discontinue a monthly, preparative, or particular meeting for worship. It collects financial assessments from each monthly meeting in accordance with the quota established by the yearly meeting.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

East Hoosack Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-E331
Overview Records of East Hoosack Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) and its predecessor, East Hoosuck Monthly Meeting, 1789-1869. Includes: Women's minutes, 1803-1839, and a typescript copy, made in 1917 from the original, of a register of births & deaths, 1713-1869, and marriages & removals, 1783-1842. The last death entry, of Hannah Hoxie, 7mo 1869, was made by her daughter, Eliza.
Dates: 1713-1910

East Hoosic Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-E333
Overview Records of East Hoosic Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) and its predecessor, East Hoosuck Monthly Meeting, 1783-1845. Includes: men's minutes, 1783-1820 and 1833-1843, and women's minutes, 1783-1803 and 1840-45.
Dates: 1783-1845