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The Daily Dispatch: November 24, 1860., [Electronic resource],
-- Virginia annual Conference. (search) Second day.
Virginia annual Conference.--Second day. --The report of the Publishing House of the Conference, showed the assets to be $442,367, and their liabilities $113,118, Rev. Thos. Early was appointed agent of the Quarterly Review, Home Circle, and Sabbath Visitor. A circular from the managers of the Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church South was read and referred, setting forth that appropriations had been made for the support of Missions of $208,000. To raise this the various Conferences were assessed to raise each a specific amount, that of the Virginia Conference being $23,000. The treasury was empty, there was a deficit, and owing to the short crops and financial embarrassment, it was feared that the collections would be short, and the means of borrowing limited. The Board recommended that no new Missions be established without imperious necessity, and that the Conferences draw their quotas only in proportion to their collections. The Board hoped that retrenc