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w 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. t of the Cumberland street Church, 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 elec
nuated list. 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 Treasurerthe 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 a
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, when his n
motion of Rev. H. B. Cowles, it was ordered that when the Conference adjourns this morning, it be to meet this afternoon, at 3½ o'clock. Rev. W. H. Christian read a certificate from Texas, concerning the character of. --Williams, a superannuated preacher, connected with 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.
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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 concurrencegood. 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 interests of the Church. The report briefly presented the condition, resources and patronage
W. M. Ward (search for this): article 15
xamination 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 the Presiding Elder of the district, took charge of Greensville circuit, and remained there until the close of the year. Rev. Minton
November 28th, 1861 AD (search for this): article 15
nference resumed its session; but as it was now about half past 10 o'clock, a motion to adjourn was put and carried, and the President pronounced the benediction, and the members departed to their homes. was preaching in two of the churches, that the room in which the meeting 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 coun
November 27th, 1861 AD (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 ens
mbership. 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. Langhorne, J. E. Edwards, Leonidas Rosser, Henry B. Cowles, W. W. Bennett, J. D. Couling, and Wm. B. Rowzie Messrs. Spiller, Rowe, and Bain were granted leave of absence. And then the Conference adjourned with the benediction. The Conference assembled at half-past 7 o'clock, in the basement of the Cumberland street Church, 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
W. A. Smith (search for this): article 15
ight 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 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
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