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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