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Petersburg, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 17
rely.--Doubtless, if circumstances called them out, many like heroes would be found among the preachers of the Conference. Norfolk, Nov. 27, 1861. Conference did not assemble this morning until quite half-past 9 o'clock, and even then there were but few preachers in attendance. Bishop Andrew in the chair. Religious exercises conducted by Rev. J. Finley. On motion, the Conference went into the selection of a place for holding the next annual session of the body, and Petersburg, Va.; was chosen by a unanimous vote. Rev. John C. Granberry presented a report from the Committee appointed to draft resolutions expressive of the sympathy of this body with the ministers and members of the Baltimore Conference. A little verbal criticism ensued as to one phase in the report, but in the end the paper was adopted without dissent. Rev. D. S. Doggott presented the report of the Publishing Committee of the Richmond Christian Advocate. The paper was read by Rev. Nelso
H. B. Cowles (search for this): article 17
The examination of the character of Elders was resumed, Rev. H. B. Cowles in the chair, and Thomas S. Campbell, F. L. Way, Wm. E. Judkiny, W. G. Lumpkin, R. J. Cesson, T. L. Williams, B. R. Duval and H. B. Cowles passed the examination. Rev. H. B. Cowles, when his name waRev. H. B. Cowles, when his name was called, surrendered the chair to Rev. George W. Langhorne, and gave an account of his action during the year as agent of Randolph Mason Cole ministerial duties during thirty years, and by the pending war, Mr. Cowles declined to act longer as College Agent. Dr. Smith paid a high tribute to Mr. Cowles for the energy displayed by him as College Agent. The success of the $100,000 endowment was largely attributable toed by Messrs. Couling, Edwards, P. A. Peterson, Whitehead, Stanley, Cowles, and Joyner, and was rejected. And then the Conference adjourned tzpatrick, Davis, Head, Burton, Langhorne, Moss, Whitehead, Bennett, Cowles, Edwards, and Stanley, chiefly directed to details of management to
D. S. Doggott (search for this): article 17
. On motion, the Conference went into the selection of a place for holding the next annual session of the body, and Petersburg, Va.; was chosen by a unanimous vote. Rev. John C. Granberry presented a report from the Committee appointed to draft resolutions expressive of the sympathy of this body with the ministers and members of the Baltimore Conference. A little verbal criticism ensued as to one phase in the report, but in the end the paper was adopted without dissent. Rev. D. S. Doggott presented the report of the Publishing Committee of the Richmond Christian Advocate. The paper was read by Rev. Nelson Head. It reported a decided improvement in the financial condition of the paper and in the general management of its affairs. The liabilities of the paper have been much lessened. Dr. Doggett addressed the Conference in further explanation of the condition of the paper and of the action of the Publishing Committee. In concert with the other members of the Comm
Fitzpatrick (search for this): article 17
v. Nelson Head. It reported a decided improvement in the financial condition of the paper and in the general management of its affairs. The liabilities of the paper have been much lessened. Dr. Doggett addressed the Conference in further explanation of the condition of the paper and of the action of the Publishing Committee. In concert with the other members of the Committee, the speaker hoped that the Advocate would continue. Further remarks were submitted by Messrs. Joyner, Fitzpatrick, Davis, Head, Burton, Langhorne, Moss, Whitehead, Bennett, Cowles, Edwards, and Stanley, chiefly directed to details of management to be adopted for the future. The report met with general favor, and the purpose to continue the paper was universal among the members of the Conference. The report was adopted. Bishop Andrew decided that when an Annual Conference holds the title to a paper it may elect an editor either through a Publishing Committee or by its own action. The General C
Jefferson Davis (search for this): article 17
sion of the address, Mr. Moon. of Albemarle, who had given way very liberally at the Missionary anniversary on the preceding night, stated that he wished to increase the amount by forty dollars, twenty hereof to be appropriated to make President Jefferson Davis a life member, and twenty to make Geo. Joseph E. Johns on, of the army of the Potomac, a life member. Bishop Andrew said, "that was a good response to a missionary speech, and recalled a scene which transpired in the Tennessee Confthe condition of the paper and of the action of the Publishing Committee. In concert with the other members of the Committee, the speaker hoped that the Advocate would continue. Further remarks were submitted by Messrs. Joyner, Fitzpatrick, Davis, Head, Burton, Langhorne, Moss, Whitehead, Bennett, Cowles, Edwards, and Stanley, chiefly directed to details of management to be adopted for the future. The report met with general favor, and the purpose to continue the paper was universal amon
P. W. Archer (search for this): article 17
nce of oral and documentary evidence, which he could not by reasonable diligence have here at this time, and which he believes will fully vindicate his character, the said defendant meantime to remain suspended from the functions of a minister. This action was had by a vote well nigh unanimous, the general desire seeming to be to give the accused party full and ample scope for defence. And the Conference adjourned until to-morrow at 9 o'clock. During the morning session, Rev. P. W. Archer, told of a preacher upon his district who was sent to a very poor appointment, who, upon reaching it, could find no place to board his family; but who determined to do his work, hired a house, and not having means to buy furniture, made for himself a bedstead and some other articles, then made a bed or broom straw, not having feathers or money to purchase, and thus preparing for his family as best he might, addressed himself to his work, and succeeded so well as to build up the Church,
William E. Judkins (search for this): article 17
nt 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 examination of the character of Elders was resumed, Rev. H. B. Cowles in the chair, and Thomas S. Campbell, F. L. Way, Wm. E. Judkins, John Kerr, Thos. H. Boggs, Geo. F. Doggett, Thos. Diggs, L. J. Harnsberger, J. A. Riddick, Nat. Thomas, Alex. Stewart, Jos. H. Jefferson, Jas. E. Potts, B. C. Spiller, Isaac M. Arnold, B. Devany, W. G. Lumpkin, R. J. Cesson, T. L. Williams, B. R. Duval and H. B. Cowles passed the examination. Rev. H. B. Cowles, when his name was called, surrendered the chair to Rev. George W. Langhorne, and gave an account of his action during the year as agent of Randolph Mason College. His opera
W. G. Lumpkin (search for this): article 17
e 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 examination of the character of Elders was resumed, Rev. H. B. Cowles in the chair, and Thomas S. Campbell, F. L. Way, Wm. E. Judkins, John Kerr, Thos. H. Boggs, Geo. F. Doggett, Thos. Diggs, L. J. Harnsberger, J. A. Riddick, Nat. Thomas, Alex. Stewart, Jos. H. Jefferson, Jas. E. Potts, B. C. Spiller, Isaac M. Arnold, B. Devany, W. G. Lumpkin, R. J. Cesson, T. L. Williams, B. R. Duval and H. B. Cowles passed the examination. Rev. H. B. Cowles, when his name was called, surrendered the chair to Rev. George W. Langhorne, and gave an account of his action during the year as agent of Randolph Mason College. His operations had been greatly hindered by adjourned to Texas, the first relaxation from otive ministerial duties during thirty years, and by the pending war, Mr. Cowles declined to act longer as College Agent. Dr.
R. J. Cesson (search for this): article 17
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 examination of the character of Elders was resumed, Rev. H. B. Cowles in the chair, and Thomas S. Campbell, F. L. Way, Wm. E. Judkins, John Kerr, Thos. H. Boggs, Geo. F. Doggett, Thos. Diggs, L. J. Harnsberger, J. A. Riddick, Nat. Thomas, Alex. Stewart, Jos. H. Jefferson, Jas. E. Potts, B. C. Spiller, Isaac M. Arnold, B. Devany, W. G. Lumpkin, R. J. Cesson, T. L. Williams, B. R. Duval and H. B. Cowles passed the examination. Rev. H. B. Cowles, when his name was called, surrendered the chair to Rev. George W. Langhorne, and gave an account of his action during the year as agent of Randolph Mason College. His operations had been greatly hindered by adjourned to Texas, the first relaxation from otive ministerial duties during thirty years, and by the pending war, Mr. Cowles declined to act longer as College Agent. Dr. Smith paid a h
e chair, and Thomas S. Campbell, F. L. Way, Wm. E. Judkins, John Kerr, Thos. H. Boggs, Geo. F. Doggett, Thos. Diggs, L. J. Harnsberger, J. A. Riddick, Nat. Thomas, Alex. Stewart, Jos. H. Jefferson, Jas. E. Potts, B. C. Spiller, Isaac M. Arnold, B. Devany, W. G. Lumpkin, R. J. Cesson, T. L. Williams, B. R. Duval and H. B. Cowles passed the examination. Rev. H. B. Cowles, when his name was called, surrendered the chair to Rev. George W. Langhorne, and gave an account of his action during thehe $100,000 endowment was largely attributable to him. When the name of B. R. Duval was called, he gave an account of his transactions during the past year as agent of the Bible and Tract Society of the Virginia Conference. John Kerr, B. Devany, James A. Riddick, Alex. Stewart, and D. M. Wallace, were granted a supernumerary relation. Just previous to adjournment an animated discussion arose upon the motion to rescind a resolution adopted at the morning session yesterday appointi
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