5. That the said complainant or complainants in any such bill of complaint, shall make
his or her affirmation, to be annexed to the said bill of complaint, that the division,
secession or separation stated in the said bill, so far as respects the said complainant
or complainants, was made on conscientious grounds, and not for the purpose of appropriating
the real or personal estate of the said Society of Friends to any other trusts, uses
or purposes than those originally intended in its creation, or to destroy the faith,
constitution, system of discipline and government of such association, but in truth
and good faith for the causes set forth in such bill of complaint; and that it shall
not be necessary to name all the parties associated with the complainants or defendants
in the said bill, but that it shall be sufficient to designate them as the associates
of the said respective parties, and that a copy of the subpoena issued in the said
cause, shall be served upon the clerk of the said society or meeting with whom the
defendant or defendants in said cause may be connected or acting, together with a
copy of the said bill, at least ten days before the returning thereof, or left at
his residence; and that any of the members of the said society may appear and defend
the said suit; and if in the course of said proceedings it should become expedient
to ascertain the number of members of the said society connected with the said parties
respectively, any member thereof shall be under the age of twenty-one years, such
infant shall be counted with the party to which his or her father belongs, if he is
living, and if not, to that which his or her mother, if living, belongs; and if she
also be dead, with the party to which his or her guardian belongs.
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