School Room Eng Harbor
3 PM Janry 31st 1890

The Annual Vestry Meeting of which due notice had been given during divine
Service at St Silas Church English Harbor was holden at 3 PM Janry 31 1890
Meeting opened with Prayer

Present the Revd J Godden R.D. Chairman
Robt W Facey Lay Reader
Jacob Penny (Rich), Wm Beston (Mk) Church Wardens
H G Batson
Wm Batson (Wm of Mark)
Alex Penny (Jos)
Peter Penny
Joseph Penny (Rich) Sexton
Joseph Penny (Jno Sr)
Mark Penny
Arthur Penny (Jno of Jno)
Isaac Penny
Wm Penny late James

Thirteen in all

After reading the Minutes of the former Meeting it was moved that they be
passed as read. carried

Church Wardens Expenditure & Receipts were then read

        Receipts                $ 11.87
        Expenditure             $  9.78
        Balance in hand         $  2.09

Moved by Mr H G Batson
Seconded by Mr Peter Penny that the Acct & Receipts be passed as read

Amount Contributed for Reader & Sexton was then read
$26.28 which was short of what it ought to be it was then proposed that the
balance of $2.09 be added to it. after a lengthy discussion about the
dividing the amount it was proposed by Mr Wm Batson (Mark) Seconded by
Mr Peter Penny that the Sexton receive the sum of $5.00 the reader the
remainder $23.37 leaving the Sexton Short $2.00 & the Reader short $5.22

[in pencil are notes/calculations showing that the $23.37 being paid to the
reader this year is short by 63 cents. The $5.22 figure is determined by
adding this 63 cent shortfall to last year's $4.59 shortfall]

The Revd J Godden then moved that a vote of thanks be given the Church
Wardens for their services during the passed year seconded by RW Facey

Mr Jacob Penny nominated for Ministers Warden for the coming year

Moved by Mr Wm Beston (Mk) seconded by Mr Robt W Facey that Mr H G Batson be
Church Warden for the coming year.  carried

Momved that Mr W B Grieve & Mr Mr Mott be elected to act as delegates for the
next session of the Synod.  carried

Revd J Godden Chairman being anxious to get home before night asked
Mr Jacob Penny to take the chair

Proposed by Mr Arthur Penny seconded by Mr Isaac Penny that one days work on
the Road in the fall be handed over to the Churchwardens to pay church expences

Proposed by Mr Wm Beston (Mark) seconded by Mr Peter Penny that the Quarterly
Collection be continued to pay of the Church Debt & Expenditures

Meeting then closed in the usual form by Mr Jacob Penny Chairman

                John Godden R.D.

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