|Submitted by Wilma King
Transcribed by Marsha Boles
13 ( upper right corner)
Prosperity, Ark. 19 May 1899
In Memory of J. C. Nisbett
Born April 24th, 1837 in Releford County Tenn. Was elected ruling Elder, twenty-first of January in eighteen hundred and eighty seven. Appointed clerk of the session, Sep, Eighteen and eighty eight.
Resolved by the session. First: that recognizing the hand of God in his death, we humbly bow to him who worketh as he will. Second: that we hereby bear loving testimony as our brother an honest, upright citizen, a conservative conscientious follower of the Lord, Jesus Christ and to his fidelity as an office bearer. Third: that we endeavor to be more faithful as (an) officers of the Church, realizing that the places which now know us, will soon know us no more forever.
Fourth: that we extend to the bereaved family our Christian sympathy. And that these resolution be inscribed in the sessional records.
Committee: W. Z. ( ?) Chesnut and Jas. Harris - - - - - - (signed) J. H. Paden – Clerk - - -
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NOTE: most of 4th resolution continued on page 14