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The Daily Dispatch: November 27, 1861., [Electronic resource], Proceedings of the Methodist Annual Conference. (search)
Petersburg, 19 in Lynchburg, and 13 in Alexandria; had distributed over 10,000 pages German tracts, distributed to soldiers 10,840 bages tracts, 32 Bibles, 31 Testaments, 3 Testaments in Germen, 2 in French, 205 vols books, 166 pamphlets; preached 35 sermons in English, 38 in German; and attended 9 funerals. This mission was only established last year. The fact was stated that the Norfolk Coloured Mission had raised $1,200 to pay his pastor and church expenses. The Treasurer, D'Arcy Paul, Esq., read the report of the amounis collected for missions in the circuits and stations of the Conference. Here and there the word "none" was repeated, usually accompanied with the explanation that the Federal forces had scattered the people and chased away the pastors. The sum total of these collections amounted to--, whereas the collections of last year amounted to more than $20,000. The next order of business was the election of officers of the Society for the ensuing year, whe
The Daily Dispatch: November 28, 1861., [Electronic resource], Proceedings of the Methodist Annual Conference. (search)
not languish for want of support now or hereafter, and we shall realize the truth "that there is that giveth and yet enricheth." Rev. W. A. Smith was announced to preach this evening, at 7 ¼ o'clock, at Cumberland st. Church. The service, by particular request, was to be for the benefit of young preachers. The joint Board of Stewards, through their Secretary, made their first, which was a partial report. They announced the expectation of closing their labors on the morrow. D' Arcy Paul, Esq., read over the documents received from the several circuits and stations within the bounds of the Conference, on account of the Conference collection. From all the points on the Potomac no collection was returned, but from many of the interior churches, an amount largely exceeding the assessment was sent up to Conference. Quite a number of the preachers entitled to draw portions of this fund relinquished their claims, so that the more needy of that body might obtain the same.
The Daily Dispatch: November 29, 1861., [Electronic resource], Proceedings of the Methodist Annual Conference. (search)
ist. Preaching at night was announced by Dr. Sehon, at Cumberland Street, and John C. Granberry, at Granby Street Church. And then the Conference adjourned. Pursuant to adjournment, the Conference met at 3¼ o'clock, Bishop Andrew in the chair. Prayer by Rev. J. D. Couling. The Bishop apologized for arriving five minutes too late, on the ground that the delay was caused by a call at the residence of Dr. L. M. Lee. Rev. Chas. Hall announced that the Treasurer, D'Arcy Paul, Esq., had left with him for settlement the contributions to the Missionary Society, and the certificates of life membership. The Conference then went into an election of delegates to the General Conference. The votes of several absent members were allowed to be cast, these members having prepared their ballots and confided them to members of the Conference in attendance. Upon the first ballot the following persons were elected; W. A. Smith, D. S. Doggett, L. M. Lee, G. W. Langh
eaker Kemper called the House to order at 12 o'clock M. Prayer by Rev. W. W. Bennett. A message was received from the Senate, announcing the passage of a bill "making New River a lawful fence," and asking the concurrence of the House. On motion the bill was committed. The following resolutions were presented by one of the members from Petersburg: At a special meeting of the Common Council of the city of Petersburg, held on Tuesday, the 10th day of December. 1861, Mr. D' Arcy Paul offered the following resolutions, which were unanimously adopted: Resolved, by the Common Council of the City of Petersburg. That the city of Petersburg is opposed to any measure being passed by the Legislature which will authorize a permanent connection to be made through this city, or otherwise between the Richmond and Petersburg and Petersburg Railroads. Resolved, That our representatives in the General Assembly be requested to use their utmost endeavors to defeat such connec