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Joseph H. Davis (search for this): article 15
and was called to order by Rev. H. B. Cowles, who stated that the Bishop had requested that he would preside at the evening session. The Bishop was in council with the Presiding Elders. Prayer was offered by Dr. Carter. It was resolved to proceed with the unfinished business, the election of delegates to the General Conference, and that a messenger be sent to the Presiding Elders to bring their votes. Three ballots were had without effecting an election, and on the fourth the Rev. Jos. H. Davis was elected eleventh delegate. It was resolved that three alternates be elected now, and upon the first ballot two were chosen, namely, Rev. James A. Dunean and Rev. P. W. Archer. A ballot was then had for the third alternate, which resulted in no election, and another was about to be taken, when it was moved that the candidate receiving the highest number of votes upon the last ballot be declared elected — which motion prevailed; and thereupon Rev. John C. Granberry was de
P. A. Peterson (search for this): article 15
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,
Jacob Manning (search for this): article 15
g was held was small, and the night very unlikely, there were but few besides the ministers in attendance. A few ladies and gentlemen did drop in, after the services in the churches were over. Norfolk, Nov. 28, 1861. The Conference adjourned to meet this morning at 9 o'clock, but it was very nearly half-past that hour when the Bishop called the body to order; and even at that hour but a small part of the preachers were in their seats. Religious services conducted by Rev. Jacob Manning. The character of Rev. C. F. N. Blogg was examined and passed, and continued on trial as a missionary, without charge to the Missionary fund. Bishop Andrew remarked that the war in the Southern country had greatly interfered with the regular operations of the Church.--Churches had been taken for hospitals, and from others people and pastors have been driven away by the enemy. And yet there is all the greater need of the preaching of the gospel. Religious instruction cannot,
Robert Michaels (search for this): article 15
ith this Conference. The relation of this member was continued. 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 pas
P. W. Archer (search for this): article 15
Prayer was offered by Dr. Carter. It was resolved to proceed with the unfinished business, the election of delegates to the General Conference, and that a messenger be sent to the Presiding Elders to bring their votes. Three ballots were had without effecting an election, and on the fourth the Rev. Jos. H. Davis was elected eleventh delegate. It was resolved that three alternates be elected now, and upon the first ballot two were chosen, namely, Rev. James A. Dunean and Rev. P. W. Archer. A ballot was then had for the third alternate, which resulted in no election, and another was about to be taken, when it was moved that the candidate receiving the highest number of votes upon the last ballot be declared elected — which motion prevailed; and thereupon Rev. John C. Granberry was declared elected. The Joint Board of Stewards made another and final report, which, on motion, was adopted by the Conference. The Board distributed — dollars, which paid about sixty
C. C. Pearson (search for this): article 15
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, when his name was called, gave a brief account of his transactions as agent for Wesleyan Female College.
William H. Burton (search for this): article 15
absence was granted Rev.--Hammer, and permission granted him to leave a vote for delegates to the General Conference. The resolution also was debated by the author, Messrs Rosser and Smith, Carter, Langhorne, and Whitehead, and adopted by a decided vote. Rev. D. P. Wills offered a resolution expressing the opinion that it would be better in every instance where the subscription is not paid in advance to discontinue the Advocate. A brief discussion ensued between the mover, Messrs. Burton, Doggett, and Duncan, when the Rev. W. W. Bennett moved a substitute, that the propriety of publishing the Advocate upon the cash system be referred to the Publishing Committee, and that if it shall seem proper to adopt that system it will meet the hearty concurrence of this body. The mover accepted the substitute and the motion was adopted. Rev. P. F. August moved a resolution instructing the preachers to bring up to Conference the lists of subscribers furnished them during the ye
Paul Whitehead (search for this): article 15
General Conference. The resolution also was debated by the author, Messrs Rosser and Smith, Carter, Langhorne, and Whitehead, and adopted by a decided vote. Rev. D. P. Wills offered a resolution expressing the opinion that it would be bettTract Society to hold its annual meeting. Rev. J. D. Blackwell, President, called the society to order, and the Rev. Paul Whitehead read the report of the Board of Managers. Upon the motion to adopt this report an animated and protracted debatfinite injury. I am sorry to know there are these already in the army whose influence is not good. On motion of Paul Whitehead, the Conference proceeded to elect five clerical members of the Board of Managers of the Bible and Tract Society. They were nominated and elected as follows: Paul Whitehead, Nelson Head, J. D. Couling, James A. Duncan, and Dr. L. M. Lee. Rev. John C. Granberry, from a sub-committee, to whom its preparation was committed, submitted a report on the Educational
J. S. R. Clarke (search for this): article 15
o, 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, when his name was called, gave a brief account of his transactions as agent for Wesleyan Female College. Early in the year the troubles of the times made it evident that nothing could be done, and he, at the instance of
E. M. Peterson (search for this): article 15
Proceedings of the Methodist Annual Conference. [reported for the Richmond Dispatch.] Norfolk, Nov. 27, 1861. Rev. Joseph A. Davis, by permission, withdrew the resolution instructing the editor to travel as he might have opportunity. Rev. E. M. Peterson submitted a motion requesting the General Conference to change the law of the Church so as to allow the Virginia Conference to elect the editor of the paper, if in the judgment of the General Conference the law does not now authorize such action. Leave of absence was granted Rev.--Hammer, and permission granted him to leave a vote for delegates to the General Conference. The resolution also was debated by the author, Messrs Rosser and Smith, Carter, Langhorne, and Whitehead, and adopted by a decided vote. Rev. D. P. Wills offered a resolution expressing the opinion that it would be better in every instance where the subscription is not paid in advance to discontinue the Advocate. A brief discussion en
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