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ad, Bennett, Rowzie, Nichols and Nolley were announced as a standing Committee on the State of the Church. After another call for pledges to aid the Christian Advocate, the net amount of pledges was raised at $4,000. Rev. Messrs. Riddick and W. A. Robinson were made supernumeraries and Rev. Mr. Mauzie located. The following standing committees were appointed: Board of Stewards--J. H. Davis, W. M. Ward, B. H. Johnson, H. H. Gray. L. S. Reed, J. M. Sanders, J. L. Clark, P. A. Peterson, J. Manning, J. Slougn. Committee on Education.--W. A. Smith, D. S. Doggett, A. G. Brown, Leo Rosser, N. Head, W. B. Rowzie, J. E. Edwards, J. A. Duncan, J. C. Gianbury, J. Lear. Committee on the Publishing Interests of the Church.--H. B. Cowies, W. W. Bennett, L. Rosser, P. Whitehead, J. S. Blackwell, G. H. Nolley, R. Michaels, C. H. Hall, T. H. Hayles, F. J. Boggs. The Bishop then addressed a few words of farewell to the Conference. On motion, the resolution changin
65th Virginia Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, commenced its session yesterday. Bishop Andrew not being present, Rev. Dr. Wm. A. Smith was, by ballot, elected President; Paul Whitehead was appointed Secretary, and P. A. Peterson Assistant Secretary. After appropriate and impressive religious exercises, the Conference proceeded to business. The presiding Elder of the Norfolk District and the preachers stationed in Norfolk and Portsmouth were appointed a Commrdered that Geo. W. S. Harper. Zachariah E. Harrison, Henry D. Ward, B. F. Woodward, J. C. Garlick, and John B. Laurens, be placed on the superannuated list. James D. Lumsden was appointed in place of Wm. M. Ward, E. A. Gibbs in place of P. A. Peterson, and D. J. C. Slaughter in place of B. H. Johnson as members of the Joint Board of Finance. Thos. S. Campbell was appointed a member of the Committee of Examination No. 3, in place of Wm. H. Wheelwright, who is absent. On motion, th
The Daily Dispatch: November 28, 1861., [Electronic resource], Proceedings of the Methodist Annual Conference. (search)
pernumerary relation. Just previous to adjournment an animated discussion arose upon the motion to rescind a resolution adopted at the morning session yesterday appointing a secret session at 3 ½ o'clock this afternoon, for the trial of John K. Littleton. The accused asked for a postponement of the trial, alleging the absence of important testimony which he could not obtain during the present session of the Conference. The motion to rescind was debated by Messrs. Couling, Edwards, P. A. Peterson, Whitehead, Stanley, Cowles, and Joyner, and was rejected. And then the Conference adjourned to meet at 3 ½ o'clock. Norfolk, Nov. 26, 1861. The Conference met, pursuant to adjournment, Bishop Andrew in the chair, who opened the meeting with prayer. What transpired during the session, I, of course, cannot with propriety report, further than this, that the only question debated was whether the trial of John K. Littleton shall now proceed or be longer deferred. It was very
The Daily Dispatch: November 29, 1861., [Electronic resource], Proceedings of the Methodist Annual Conference. (search)
tinued. Dr. Doggett read to the Conference, from Rev. Benj. P. Ames, a letter concerning his situation and circumstances. The letter requested an election to Elder's Orders. The Conference to elected him. Also, a letter from Rev. F. J. Boggs, from Chape Hill, Texas, representing himself as now Captain in a regiment of mounted Texas. The examination of character of Elders was resumed, and Messrs. Wm. B. Rowzie, Robt. Michaels, L. M. Lee, W. J. Coffman, John D. Blackwell, P. A. Peterson, Jas. A Moss, Jas. W. Wonnicutt, Jas. G. Hammer, (who was continued on supernumerary list,) C. C. Pearson, Joseph J. Edwards, J. McMullin, W. J. Norfleet, T. A. Payne, and A. M. Hall, were passed. Rev. J. S. R. Clarke presented the report of the Committee on Memoirs, including short sketches of the lives and labors of Rev. Jas. W. Payne, W. M. Ward, and R. T. Nixon, Ministers of this Conference who have died during the past year. The report was adopted. The Rev. W. B. Rowzie,
hn C. Granberry, Wm. B. Rowzie, and Nelson Head, fraternal messengers to the Protestant Methodist Conference. Rev. P. A. Peterson announced that those preachers who came by way of the Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad could return free of charge, bot be continued at a charge more than two years. Messrs. W. A. Smith, R. O. Burton, H. B. Cowles, D. S. Doggett, P. A. Peterson, G. W. Langhorne, Nelson Head, J. D. Coulling, participated in the discussion. The speakers stood arranged thus:h proposes a change of the rule, so as to allow preachers to be appointed to the same charge for three years. Rev. P. A. Peterson offered as a substitute, that, in the judgment of this Conference, any change in the rule is unwise and inexpedienreet, And. J. Coffman; Granby street, Jno. D. Blackwell; James street, James C Martin. Portsmouth; Dinwiddie street, P. A. Peterson; North street, to be supplied; Wesley Chapel, to be supplied; Second street, Thos. Y. Cash. Princess Anne, Jno. W. Wo
Election of a Chaplain. --Rev. P. A. Peterson, of the Methodist Conference, has been elected Chaplain of the 12th Regiment Virginia Volunteers, Colonel D. A. Weisiger commanding. Rev. Mr. Peterson was stationed at Portsmouth, Va., but knowing what would be his fate after the occupancy of the town by the Yankees, he wisly left. His friends will be pleased to hear that he is now agreeably located. Election of a Chaplain. --Rev. P. A. Peterson, of the Methodist Conference, has been elected Chaplain of the 12th Regiment Virginia Volunteers, Colonel D. A. Weisiger commanding. Rev. Mr. Peterson was stationed at Portsmouth, Va., but knowing what would be his fate after the occupancy of the town by the Yankees, he wisly left. His friends will be pleased to hear that he is now agreeably located.
Virginia Conference, M. E. Church, South--first day. --This body convened in annual session at the Broad Street Methodist Church in this city, yesterday morning. The deliberations of the Conference are presided over by Bishop Pierce, with Rev. P. Whitehead as Secretary, and Rev. P. A. Peterson as Assistant Secretary. The Conference Committee were called, but not being prepared to report the Chair proceeded to call the Conference roll by districts, when each presiding elder reported upon the condition of his district, and the character of each minister within his bounds. When the name of the Rev. Mr. Archer, of the Mecklenburg circuit, was called, his presiding elder, Rev. Nelson Head, rose and stated that in the early part of the year Bro. Archer came under a serious charge, deeply affecting his character for morality. He had been tried by a civil court and acquitted, and by a committee of the Church, which also acquitted him. He had not been laboring on his circuit sinc