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ly scare off a cowardly Mexican or Indian. He had never carried such weapons, but he should carry one whenever he deemed it necessary. Several ministers testified as to the occasional necessity for the carrying of weapons by ministers, especially on the Mexican frontier, where there were bands of men sworn to kill every American they met. Rev. Mr. Langhorne said, after what he had learned at Conference, he would, when he got home to Lynchburg, buy a revolver. (Laughter) Rev. Mr. Edwards said that the character of Mr. Clark was excellent, and the object of his going to Mexico as a Knight of the Golden Circle, would have been to carry there a pure Gospel. Rev. Dr. Smith said that any expression of this Conference on the subject, would have no reference to the approval or disapproval of the Knights of the Golden Circle. He thought the practice of carrying arms by ministers should be countenanced only on the basis suggested by Bishop Paine. We were going, as a peopl