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GENERAL CONPERENCE OF THE
M. E. ClHURCH, SOUTFH
Thursday, 7tk May, 1846.
Mr. McMahan wished :o ask a single
question. Did Dr. Smith desire to do
away with Episcopacy in the Methodist
E. Church' South I Hi (Mr. MicM.,)
had been ordained by Bishop A'bury,
had travelled with Bishop MrKendree
hundreds of miles thro' the "wilderness
and the city full ;" he had also travelled
extensively with the present worthy and
venerable incumbents, and he was of the
opinion that they did as much work as
their predecessors. It could not be ex
pected that the present Bishops could
preach as often because of their very ex
tensive travel, having sometimes to go
eight thousand miles in a stretch.
Mr. J. B. NlcFerrin (lid not intetd to
make a speech. He did not believe that
Dr. Smith desired to cast any red. ction
upon our Bishops, but such was certainly
the tendency of his remarks. H- insis
ted that Dr. S. was wrong in the suppo,
sition that thy Bishops did not krte the
preachers and the propie, aened their
wants, and also in saying that the Presi
ding E'ders in eff -cr made the', ppoitp
ments. This was not so with his.peogle.
Dr. S. would be astonished, it the. Bish
ops wer- catechised, to hear them.spe.k
with so much acc y a r .,
ministers in the annual conferences.
The Presiding Elders do not station the
ministers,but only advise with the Bish
ops when necessary. Suppnsb ie had
six or eight Bishops, would they learn as
much by travelling through the confer
ences, as in three nights' counsel with
the Presiding Elders I No. The Bish
hops would call those ministers together,
and, aftr a short conversation; send
them home. The next morning, to the
per reci astonishment of the ministers the
appointments would be read out. Some
would be disappointed to be sure. Some
expecting to be made Presiding Elders
would be pet upon Citcuits,,but it would
in the end work well. Again, things
would be different now. The four Bisl
ops will be at the South, at home,.in the
midst of their fields of labor, and they
can circulate among the peoplo more
freely and extensively. By this means
the Bishop, whose bodily infimrity is
greatest, will be ahle to visit three or
four Conferences annually, leaving to
each of the others only about four. In
our country, Methodist Bishops arie re
garded as tborking men, not local mten,
possessing sinecures in the cherch. Hke
hoped the time would never come whent
our Bishops could not stay '.out labors
and sufferings are maore than eith~er of
you." - Give th: m work enough to do,
in the name of God.
Mr. Unngstreet wished always to bear
in mind the great cardinaa principl-s of
WVesleyan .lethodism, and considered
it safe to adhere to those principles now.
He thought one additional Bishop would
be all sufficient at least til the meeting
of the next General Conference. He
therefore moved to strike out the word
trwo, and insert in its place the word one
Dr. Smith would rtafher sec one elec
ted than two, and wvas therefore glad to
bear Mr. Longstreea's mutton..
He regretted to be misunderst-odl by
brethren. He be lieved .let hodist E pis
copacy, if such a dech ration wvas neces
sary at that time from' him. But under
the circumstances which now surround
the Episcopacy he cotuld see no good to
be derived from increasintg their num
ber. If you could put them in circum
stances in which they could e-xert all
theit influence and talents, he would not
object to thieir increase, but wbuld rather
rejoice at it. He referi ed to difficulties'
ovhich had occurred in Virginia, s,ply
nb decount of the absence of a Bishop,
The latpse of 20 years would nattremove
,those influences pt oducedwb the- ineffi
:Yiencejof thisplan. He could neve, be
brought to mafTc a Methodist- glorifrca
tion speech ;- if~ethodism'ould not glo.
rify' herself, she should "nv'ef 'sbjaik
through h'rs trompet. Ele wished. fos
pce the Episcopacy ingsuch:'a situa
tzon as to render it efficient evpy where,
so that its influence mightgbgtia ev
erv circuit'and station,
Mr. McFerrin said he did not attempt
to make a speech to glorify the Episco
pacy ; he did not wish to glorify him"
self, or the Bishops. He merely desir4.
to defend the Episcopacy from assaults.
He thought brother Smith had a~suned
a position as to the efliciency of the
system which he could not sustain. He
(Mr. McF.) thought the Bishops exer
cised a salutary influence over all. Talk
about an inhfficient system when, with it,
we had been the instunents of convert
ing more people than all the world be
side ? Talk about an ineficient system
in comparison with robes and fat dio
cesses ! Het was'nt born in Bishop As.
bury's days, but if Bishop A, did more,
(he begged pardon, ho clid'nt want to
glorify the Episcopacy,) than is done by
the present incumbents, he did more
than human n.,:ure could bear.
Mr. McM~ahan (lid believe that the
whole scope of Dr. Smith's remarks was
to supercede the Bishops. Ie did not
wish to glorify Methodism or Bishops.
He wanted not to know what men say;
let hit see what they did.
Dr. Winans, in answer to a question
as to the unanimity of the Committee in
their recommendation, stated that there
were three opinions. These- members
voted for recommending the electionbf
one Bishop, three others for the election
of three, and the remainder, a large ma,
jority, for two.
A. Longstreet's motion to strike out
was lost. .
The report was received and adopted.
After an irefficient effort to postpone
the election till to-morrow, it tlas, on
moioen of Mr. Drake,
Resolved, That the Conference en
eage in solemn prayer to Almighty God,
previously to entering upon the election
-Bishop Soule then cave out the (ol
lowmng verses of t.e 457th Hymn
Father. if justly still we claim
T To us anit ours the promise made,
To us be graciously the same,
And crown nith-living fire our head.
Our claim admit, and from above,
"Of ho . 8' o
non 1 e ve,
And zeal. and unity and power.
After which, Bishop Soule, followed
)y Dr. L. Pierce of Georgia, engaged
The Conference decided that the vote
:hold be taken as follows: The roll
hall be called, and as the name of each
rnember is announced, he shall walk up
othe Secrotary's table and deposite his
Whereupon, after. ballotting, the Rev.
Dr. Wim. Capers of the South Carolina
Conference; and the Rev. Dr. Robert
Paine of the Tennessee Conference,
wete duly elected.
[Dr. Bascom of Ky., received a very
age vote, notwithstanding a general im
ression prevailed among the members
hat be would not serve, if elected, ynd
hat ie could not be spared from the
Transylvania University, the Presiden
:y of which lie fils with such distinction.
The Episcopal office co Id confer on
Dr. Bascom no honor highet than those
it now deservedly wears, nor render
iimn more dear to Southern hearts a
lame which history will claimu for its
On motion of Mr. L. 151. Lee, it was
R~esolved, Tnat ite Committee on
issons be iinstracted to enqinire into
he expediency of estiablishinzg a mission
r missions to the Jews irt the towvns
vithin the jurisdiction of the M.:thodist
E. Chur~ch, South.
Dir. 13ascom from the Committee op
pointed to draught a resolution respons
give to thb dezclaration of adherence of
Bishop Soule, made the following re~port,
whkn Wes adopted:
Tme Committee appointed to draft a
response to .. the communication from
Bishop Soule, tesort the following for
idoption by the ConfrA~rence :
Whereas the Rev. Joshug Sonile, D.
D., Senior Bishop of the Methodist E
Clutch, has addressed a comamni:;ttion
to the General Confemence of the M E.
Chrch, Sotnth, now in session in feters
burg, Va., beam itie date the 2d inst., mi
which he formally declares his adh~et
nce to the M. E Church, South, in
macot dance with the right secured to himp
by the Plan of Separation adopted by,
te General Conference of the M. E.
Ch~rch. at its last session in 1844.
Thterefome, Resolved, by the delegates
of the several annual Conferences .of thme
ia E.- Church, South, in Generai Con
ference assenmbled, that fully agreeing
with Bishop Soule, as it regards his right
of action in the premises by athotity of
the General Conferende of 1844, we
cheerfully and unanimously recognize
him as Bishop of the M.- E. Chturch,.
South, with all the constitutional rights.
a'd.privileges pertaining' to his office as
Bishop of the M. E. Church.
3~~. H. 'B. BASCOM,
Petesbug .My6h WINA .
On motion of Mr. Early, the Bishops
were requested to mike arrangements
for the ordiiihtion of the two newly elec
ted Bishops on Thursday next, at 12
o'cl'.ck, in the Washington street M. E.
. Di. Caper?, froim the Committee on
Missions; presented Report No. 2, from
that commnittee, recorimmending the pub
lication of an enlarged C.atechism for
the- use of the Missions of the M. E.
Church, Soith, which was read and laid
upon the table for the present.
Dr. Capers also presented a. report
from thie same committee in relation to
the matter, which was recommited to
them on yesterday, part of which was
adopted, aid the remainder laid on the
On motion of Mr. L. Pierce, it was
Resolved. That a committee be ap
pointed with instructions to digest and
bring forward as early as possible, a plan
for raising money for the support of. all
the benevolent, operations sustained by
the Methodist E. Church, South. Which
was, oo his motion, laid on the table for
Dr. George F. Pierce, Chairman of
lie Committee.on Itinerancy, presented
:t report in part, which, on motion, wis
laid on the table till to-morrow.
On motion of Dr. Ferguson, it was
Resolved; That a con.mittee of-five
be appointed by the Bishops to drauglt
- Pastoral Address, at their earliest cots
Mr. Monroe of'ered the following Rel.
1. Resolved, Thnt the committee on
Itinerancy be instructed to enqire whe
tlh.-r any evil has arisen,-or is likely to I
arise, from the improper.. cutting up of
onr work into small circfts or from the
creation of small sta'ions not able to i
support a man and family, and what, in i
li-ir judgment, may be the best rem- i
2 Sesolved, That the same committee 4
be instructed to prepare and report to t
his Conference, a set of questions to be
. .c rnracter, provid
heir judgment, such course be dee'med i
At tea a benediction from Bishop Soule, F
he Conference adjourned. a
Friday, May 8. 1846. i
The Conference met according to ad- 1
ournment, both Bishopspresent. Bishop
Andrew in the chair.
After appropriate religious exercises t
'y the Rev. S. Patton, the Journal of
esterday was read, and with a slight al, t
e.ation, adopted. s
Petitions, memorials, &c. were called a
or in the order of the Conferences, and t
Dr. Capers presented a memorial from c
he South Carolina Annual Conference
)n the work of evangelizing the. people f
>f color, whirh was receiVed, aid refer- b
ed to the committee on Missions.: , , n
,On the motion of Mr. Early, Bishop f
ioule was reqested to. preach at .the ti
1Vashington-street Methodist .Eriscopal ji
.lhurch, on Thursday next at II o'clock, il
a serm'irr suitable to the occasion. . a
Mr. Dirrell read a letter from Dr. E
3essner Harrison, a member of the Fa- g
:uty of the University of Virginia, con- ti
aining a request from the Faculty that v
li. General Conference confer upon the I
Bishops authiotity to appoint a minister b
as Chaplain to the University when' ver j<
equested to do so by the Virginia An- e
iual Con'ference. . S
Mr. Dirt elI moved that the commiffee E
mn Revisals be instructe-d to insert a
:lause' ;n the Dicipline to that effect. c
Bishop Soule desirod to. make a re- ti
nark relative to a. matter suggested byd
lie resolution. le had no objection to c
he appointinent of Chaplains, he would
mend them every where they tdere want- a
d. But he had, for miany years, re-g
~retted that .the Discipline shotuld be a
mubject to change.s evety four years. I
Ho deeply regretted it, chiefly becauser
he Discipline, which ought to be in thet
bands of/-very member, being in posses-c
%son of comparaaivelyv so:few, these fre
rinent alter~ations will hamve the eBsect, to I
a great extent, of putting it out of cir
e~ulation, and .thus produceirn extensive.
ign irance of its provisions. Could we
not secure' the object, contemplated by
this resolution, in Some other way 1 The a
Discipline of the Methodist Church
should, as far as possible, bio permament.
Dr. Smith offered as a substitute, the
.Idesolved, That thau -Bish'ops. of the.
Methodist Episcopal Church, South, be
authaorized~to apgoint a Chaplain, to the i
University, of..Yirginia, whienever re, r
quested to de so by the Virginia Annuai I
Conferenp:e: which was adopted.
On the moqtioty of Mr.Staarly, the ti
cretary of the- General. Conference vag r
requested to deposjte with the Secreary C
of the Virginia A rnuhl,.Confereneia
copy of the ahove res'olutionj,, . .
Mr. Brush offeired the followingreso. C
Jutionwhich was adopted - -:
Reich' That the comdiittee on
Revisagls are heteby instructed to
enqdiresi propriety of reporting
such cn*an the arrangement of the
Chapter oiisand paragraphs of
the Bo cipline as will relieve it
from'the ity of the present ar
range: so.as not thereby to pro
duce an e in the meaning, only
soi.far as nfori tie Discipline to
the Sducte organization.
On ;the; oion of Mr. Whitefoord
Smith, ther lution in reference to a
revised e oa of the Hymn Book,
which eas id on the table on Tuesday
last, was ta up and read, and after an
interestin; bate bewee Messrs. Sum,
mers, W th, Bryant, W. A. Smith,
Longsreet L. M. Lee, the resolu,
tion was l ed.
On the .on of Mr. Wightman, the
resolution r. L. Pierce in relation to
"a plan fo .ingsmoney for the support
of all the b; lent operations sustained
by the dist Episcopal Church,
South," w ken up and read.
Dr.ie- id that he wished to pre
sen a brie w of the.plan in his own
mindi 1A0 rprovement in the mode
of sistpi - e benevolent enterprizes
of the Chur as admitted on all hands
to be most srable. That heretofore
in all the uses we had done very
poorly, ni a could doubt. To assume
that out Id amented failure to carry
Dn satisfaci y these enterprizes arose
Prom any se rpose to starve them out,
s too, tigpc aWe to be entertained.
he difiblu Has Maisen-.from a defer,
ice syste At the introduction, of
Methodisn this country it was sup
.osed tlia Yad the remarkable facul
' ofliiI= nothing. Thus an urfa
roralfie 1 Ce had grown up in the
finds oft 'Isoist ppople, aied had
nade -it, difiw.Wtmatter to bring
he heart o 'Church to the right
cripitral' of its responsibilities.
)wing. gt eat delicacy connected
vith rat - tepeople. had not
herig f pecialtc1h; r:aid
y. _ wasi
aken, one h of the people in the in
erior of the country suppose it is com,
etent for them to reject any and every
pplcation to them for money withopt
mpairing their :christian obligations.
nd why? Because the character of
hese obligations and duties-has not been
ressed upon -tien. As we have con
inued to operate heretofore, this evil
till be an incubus upon us for fifty years
a come. There can be nothing done
o as to affect society at laige without a
toll-digested system of action. This is
e object proposed by raising the coni
mittee. . -
Not only on this ground did he find
uit with the :existing order of things,
ut also from the fact, that as the matter
ow goes, .the expenses to be provided
>r have been drawn-out of a small por
on of out friends,- while the great ma
rity did nothing but claim the glory of
te benevolent- works of the Church,
ithout having in ii. stock or heart.
ersons living in towns, cities, or villa
.?s were begged to death ;. one. here or
sere living in the country, known io be
realihy, was made a mark for every
eggar it' ithe land wvith mercy at the
ottom of his plea: but the great ma
arity were passed by. He was oppos
d to the iemploymnent and existence of
a n'inny Ageats--Missionary, American
~ible Society, Educational and other
gents were in the field. .,The system
f Weyleyan Methodism requires no such
king, if fully carried oqt. The MVotho,.
ist Church was an Apostolic Church
nly so farias the Methodist people con
armed-to.; the Apostolic model of lire
nd practiceis well aidactrine, in.doing
nod as welas geeting good. He would
ot go into detail in reference. to the
lan.he .wished to suggest to the com
aittee, butjwould only say that itcon
umplated ihe taking up of one general.
ollection-in. the year in all the'Societies
brooghoul the connection for benevo
ant institut~ions, and divi'dJng the pro-.
teds in dIe proportions. .He was in
ermed extensively as to the wish of the
Iethodis emunitvandhe.knew that
horisaffds would hail -with pleasure the
dopu oh IoW~o such'system.
. The.resoution, after tilling the lilank
vith five,wses adopted, and, subsequent.
y, Bishop Sote -announced MVessrs, L.
jerce, Hamilkon, Sehon, Early and
Vaghtman as the committee.
Mr. Crdvder presented a second re
ort frop.tl.cdnmmittee o'n Episcopacy,
scommniendig some alterations in the
)tscipine for the' purpose, of providing
r the family and travellinrgexpenses of
be 'Bistropsof the-Methodist Eiscopal
shurchi Sooth, which was read and laid
n the table for.athe'preseht.
On the-motionoofMr. JLB. McFerrin,
tave 'of-.abente, was granted to~ Mr.
'rwdetarMd two othier members of the
innferane, 'that they ma sendn the
next Sabbath in Norfolk & Portsmouth,
for the purpose of preaching in those
On the motion of Dr. G. F. Pierce,
the.-ieport of the committee on Itineran,
cy was taken up and read.
The following is the report:
Te committee on Itinerancy beg
leave to report in part as.follows:.;
They have examined the Journals-of
all the Conferences represented .in this
General Conference as far as they have
been furnished, and have found nothing
contrary to Methodist biscipline. and
usage. The committee recommend the
following change in the Discipline;
On page 27, 'in second answer to the
question, what are the duties of the
Bishop f Thr committee propose to
strike out the words "also the Preach
er or Preachers that may be stationed in
the city of.New Orleans." In section
5th, page 32, in th'e answer to question
4th, the committee recommend the Con%
ference to strike out all after the word
G. F PIERCE, Chair'mn.
On motion of Mr. Early, that part o4
the report referring to -the preachers
stationed in New ,Orleans, was. laid on
the table for the present, and, on motion
of the same gentleman, the concluding
clause of the report was adopted.
On motion of Mr. L. M. Lee, it was
resolved that the committee in Finance
be instructed to digest a plan for the
promotion. of uniformity in the price of
our periodicals, the regulation of agen
cies, the emission of free papers, and
for the general welfare of our publica
Mr. Drake stated that, as by that por
Lion of the report of the commiltee oh
Itinerancy which had just been adopted,
the restrictions upon the appointment of
Presiding Elders for acertain number of
years, were removed, he thought it'but
fair and consistent to place all the min
isters, in this particular upon the'jge
foti - n't ie I
Bishop Soule annouced Drs. Bascomi,
Capers and Penn, as the committee to
prepare the Pastoral addi-ess. -
Aftet prayer, by the Rev. Mr, Mar
tin, the Conference adjourned.
Saturday, May 9th, 1846.
The Conference met according to ad
journment; Bishop Soulein the Chair.
After appropriate 'religious exercises
by the Rev. Moses Brock, .he Journal
of y"sierdav was r'ead and approved..
,Reports from Standing Commiuees.
Dr. Capers piesented report No. 3.of
the commitree on Missions, recommend
ing the institution of a Mission in Chi,
na without delay, concluding with the
following resolution : .. .
Resolved, That under a full persuta
sion of our being Providentially called
thereunto, we the General Conference
of the M. E. Church, South,' do solicit
Df the Bishops to take meastires in con
tection with- our Board of Managers for
the appointment of two Missionaries to
China, at the earliest day in their con,
venience. Laid on the table for the
present. . . - .
Dr. G. F. Pierce, presented a report
Irom the committee on Itinerancj, in
relation to the resolutions of Mr.' Mun
*oe which were referred to them on -yes
terday. .-The report was read, -and On
motion of Mr. Wightman, recommitted.
-The Finance Committee,' to whom
has submirted . the commuriica-tion of
Messrs. Lane & Tippett of New York,
with. instructions to draft a' suitable re
port, reported -a ltigthy letter, which,
mn motion, was adopted; and ordered to
3e transmitued:t# New York.- -
--Mr. J. B. Mc~'errin, from'-the comn
nittee on ;the Maysville memorial, pre
tented a report, recommending ten 'of'thie
nore wealthy Annual Conferences to
raise $100 each for the relief of the
M'aysville Church, and the appointment
fsome one to receiv'e the money, which
was adopted, 'and Mr. 3. B. McFerrin
is to receive the money.
-Petitions, memorials and appeals were
:alled for in the order of Conferences.
A RRENsAs.-By Mr. Truslow,:a comn'
nunication in relation to a division of
he Church at Batesville, on account of
he exertions *of the minister' last in
:harge, who was an abolitionist, by
which be had been' made to' pay an
imount of money for the Churc, re
juesting the Conference to assist him.
r'his being simply a personal'.appeal to
ho members of the Confer'ence,:'o& the
notion of 'Mt. Early, a collection was'
akern up from the members and visitors
~or the purpose expressed.:in tlhe comn
nunication, whereupon $200 33 were
reported. to.:-have been received.
Mr. L. M. Lee, remarkied that a-me
not ial, which was not yet .comiileted,
would be presented to-'the Confeh'ence,
in favor of the jocation of the Book 400-,
ern in the city of Richmond, 'V.,-'..
he sked:pei-rnisaion, which was granted;
to lay that memorial -befdre the proper
coinmittee' this afterndon:
Bishop Andrew in the Chair.
Dr. G. F. P.ierce presented the Itin
esaney .repoirt,'a pattnof 'dhichu*as
adopted, and a part postponed till Mon.
day. n -
Mr; Linn offered the following resolu
tion, which wa adopted : .
-" Resolved, That, the committee: on
Sabbath: Schholo, -be, and are -hereby
instructed to enquire into. the -expedi.
ency of providing,.as eatly'as practice.
ble, a periodical suited to Sab. Schoofs
in our bounds. ".
t On motion of Dr. Capers, Report No.,
1 of the committeq oniMissions referring
the appointment ofa General Missionary
Agent was taken -up and read. - " : .
Mr. Bryant's amendment to strike out
that pact referring to the appointmerit
was passed.: - .
The report as amended, was adopteds
Dr. Hamilton resigned -his place as a
member of the-committee on Finance-,
because of beirig'.on two, other commit,
tees, and Dr. Boribg appointed.
On motion of Mr.-Grouch,the report
of the committee on Episcopacy which
#as laid;ontlhe itable on yesterday, was
taken up and: read. It' was acted upon
by sections-the.first relating to theta
ble aidi~a-teling exoenses of the BishI
ops was laid on the table for the present
-that section requiring"the Bishops to
present their claims. to the-next General"
Conference, liotth, was on motion of
Mr.' Early, stricken ir. +
On motion if Mrn Early,it was.
. 'Resolved; That $125 per.annnm be
appropriated for the-travelling expenses
of each-of the Bishops; that they keep
an account of their travelling expenses;
and report the seme'quadrennially to the
General Cbnfdrdice.'. -
'Mr. J. B. McFerrin offered the' W
Whereas,' itishighly'iui poiiantpek -
servep urea d
case to ap ominadrKgh
dent' or Professorfim anong or reg
ular travelling preachers-to - any one of
our. universities 'ior'seminaries, unle s
they find it absolutely necessary for the
good of said institutions of learning.
Referred to the committee on Itiner
ancy.ttee . -
-- A, Dr. Caper's call; the 3d report of
the Committee On Missions, in -relation
to a'mission to Chind; was taken up and
read, whichiwasi adopted.'
Report No. 4; fromi the same com
mittee, in' relation to a'bnission to the
Jews, was:takens uji' afd read, and ot
the motion of Mr. L. E. Lee, was laid
on the' table for the present. -- -
: Report No, 2, from thesame commita
tee, relative to, a Catechism for- the use
t fthe colored people,:was taken up and
read', and was ado) ted i "
On motiotr of Mr. Monroe, the Con.
ference' resolved to proceed on Tues
day next to the election of a Missionary
Secr etary.- . . , , - .
On motion of Mr. Early, it-was re
solved herbafter.to.meet in the morning
at half past-8.o'clock. -, t -
- ishop Soule asked whether it was
the inltention of thes Conference to haire
t. repcfrt from the Cds'mittee on a Re'
rised Etonof the Hymn Book before'
ihe close' of 'the 'present session, and'
wvhether the committee 'were to -'be in'
vested with plenary. powers? Where.
upoii, on motion,zit Was *
-Resolved, Thiat it is not expected-that'
the Committee report at the present sest
sion, and they be invested with plenary.
powers..: - ' .
..Our motion of Mr. L M. Lee,*it was'
resolved, that the Secretaries be author.;
zed to pnrchase atarunkjfor the preser
ration'-of ihe;D'ocuments. " ~
Bishop SouI'e suggesied that it was'irie
portant to hear frn the Committee on:
Boundaries, so far as new conferences
gre cou'cerned, at the earliest practicable'
Bishop Sotule announcethnae
f the Oc'famittee. e h ae
ON SABATH Sool.....Mssrs Linn9
Brush,:Rogers, Evansiand Bryant. -
-Also, Messrs, Sehson' and Richaidson,
ihe remainder of the C~uinittee,.to pre
pare the PASTORAL ADDREss. -
After a Benediction by BishopAndrew
the Conference adjoturnedi.
-'That One 1 Oe7
S-'Willis lhas left at 'our offite foeplh~
itspection, 'th'e spelfeatidusisad drafteo
bis simglp t'hoed selky, will'renai'fe
coys uri te- siieciacaosare evie
mud orr~te& Many of those's eie ,~
meh'matters, and kho hiave ree-iyede im
Sfispacuc tane "p'ig Wti
ralt 'o h ra~e l . w ill~ a i d ~
Pilhipa, ivil Enjineeind
forthe haam, __r .