Escape of Merrit

In a meeting at Bullittsburg Baptist Church, a complaint was made against Merrit, a “Black member of this church belonging to Bro. George Ganes for having absconded & left this chis church this Master without leave, the matter is taken up & considered & he found guilty of Sin & Excluded” –Minutes of the Proceedings of the Bullittsburg Baptist Church. Microfilm. Boone County Public Library, Burlington, KY.