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Full text of "Minutes of the Louisiana Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, … annual session"




AHIUAI 
of the 
LOUISIANA CONFERENCE 
of the 
METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, SOUTH 
FIRST SESSION 
January 6-13 
18 4 7 



Held Ma. 
COURT HOUSE 
Opelousas.La 



MI o? U tSe BS 
FIRST SESSION OF THE LOUISIANA CONFER- 
ENCE OF THE METHODI?T EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 
SOUTH, HELD IN OPELOU$AS, LOUISIANA, 
JANUARY 6 - 13. 

18 4 7 

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J U R H A L 

PIRSQ? DAY 

Wednesday, January 6, 1847 

Opening: The Louisiana Conference of 
?fce Meth odist Episcopal Church, South 
was organized in the town of Opelousas, 
Louisiana, on Wednesday, the sixth day 
of January, in the year of our Lord 
one thousand eight hundred and forty- 
seven. The Bishop not being present 
the Rev. John Powell, the only Resid- 
ing aider that had arrived, took the 
chair and opened the session £y read- 
ins the 12th. chapter of the Epistle 
io" 8 the Ro"mans, singing the 305th Hymn 
beginning, "Forever here my rest snail 
be. n . and prayer. 

Secretary: On motion of David 0. 
Ihattuck, -William H. Crenshaw was elec- 
ted Secretary. 

Roll Call: The names of the members 
Sere then -called by the Secretary, and 
the following responded, to wit: 



i\S33.-'W * 

Byron Benton, William H. Crenshaw, Rich- 
ard M« Crowson, Charles P. Clark, Phillip 
H. Diffenwierth, Moses Davis, Stephen J. 
Davies, John B. Eddins, Philo M, Goodwyn 
Jesse A. Guice> Cyprian Gridley, Wilson 
W. Jenkins, David Kinnear, Thos. C.Lewis 
Frederick P. Nixon, John Powell, Robert 
A. Reid, David 0. Shattuck, John J, 
Weems, William H. (Purnley. 

Hours of Meeting afid Adjournment: On 
motion resolved that the hour of open- 
ing the Conference be 9 o 1 clock A. M. , 
and of closing its sittings at 1 o'clock 
P. M. 

Committees Appointed ; On motion the fol- 
lowing committees were appointed: 

COMMITTEES 

Public Worship - Robert I. Reid, S. J. 
Davies, John Powell. * 

Of Examination- First Year- Jesse A, 
Guice, Philo Goodwyn, Cy- 
prian Gridley. 

Of Examination, Second Year: David 

Zinnear, R. H. Reid, John 
B. Eddins. 

Of Examination, Third Year: William 
Hines, Wm. H. Turnley, 
Richard During., 

Of Examination, Fourth Year: Charles P. 
Clark, P.H. Diffenwierth, 
'Afchlft Watkins. 

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4. 

Conference Stewards ; David Kinnear, John 
B. Eddins, Richmond Handle • 

Education : David 0. Shattuck, Charles 
£. Clark, Wm. H. Turnley. 

By Laws: David 0. Shattuck, W. H. Cren- 
shaw, Charles P. Clark. 

Sabbath Schools : Wm. H. Watkins, Wm. H. 
Turn ley, Wm. F. Brown. 

Bible, Cause : Wm. H. Watkins, David 
""TTnnear, S. W. D. Chace. 

Periodicals: John Powell, Squire W. D. 
Chace, Wm. F. Brown % David 0. 
Shat tuck and Richmond Randle. 

Introductions: The President introdu- 
ced to the Conference Thomas 0. Summers 
of the Southern Christian Advocate, and 
J. T. Mitchel of the Western Book Con- 
cern. 

Bishop Soule Arrives Bishop Soule hav- 
ing arrived, the President ad interim 
vacated the chair, which was assumed 
by the Bishop. 

Iloted as Present : The following mem- 
bers, not answering to their names w 
when the list was called, now appear- 
ed and took their seats: 
Squire I. D. Chace, Wm. E. Watkins, John 
W. Harmon, ^m» Hines. 

Concerning Time Limit in New Orleans: 
On motion of, David 0., Shattuck, resol- 
ved unanimously that hereafter in the 



5. 

stationing of the preachers of this Con- 
ference the Bishop requested to consider 
the city of New Orleans as subject to 
the same rules with respect to time as 
other circuits and stations. 

Regular Business Postponed : The regular 
business of the Conference was postponed 
until tomorrow morning, some of the Pre- 
siding Sliders not being present. 

Committee for Examination of "Candidates 
for Probation ". On motion of David 0, 
Shattuck, the following resolution was 
adopted by a rising vote of 15 ayes, 8 
nays: 

Resolution: That a committee of three 
be appointed by the chair to examine the 
candidates for probation as to their 
Christian experience, call to the minis- 
try, qualifications for the work, etc., 
if present, and if absent to inquire and 
gain what information they can as to the 
qualities above alluded to and report 
the results of their examination to the 
Conference before its action. 

Adjournment: The hour of adjournment 
having arrived, the Conference was clo- 
sed with the benediction by Bishop Soule. 

SBOOBP DAY • , 

Thursday, January 7,1847 

Opening : The Conference was opened by 
reading the 46th Psalm, singing, and 
prayer by Bishop Soule. 



6. 

Minutes: The roll being called, the pre 
oeedings of yesterday were read and ap- 
proved • 

Oom. for Examination of Candidates for 
Probation? * Named David 0. Shattuck, 
Richard I>uring and Richmond Randle were 
appointed a committee to hear Christian 
experience and 0. of candidates for 
probation. 

Admitted on Trial: The first question 
was taken up. Who are admitted on 
trial? Christopher C. Preston was re- 
commended by the Quarterly Meeting Con- 
ference, Magazine St. Station, New Or- 
leans District, and was admitted. Alex- 
ander B. Goodwyn was recommended by 
the Quarterly Meeting Conference, New 
Basin Church, New Orleans District, and 
was admitted. William C. Chamberlin 
was recommended by the Quarterly Meet- 
ing Conference, Tensas Circuit, Natchez 
District, represented by the Presiding 
Elder of the Alexandria District, and 
was admitted. Zachariah Thompson was 
recommended by the Quarterly Meeting 
Conference, Opelousas Station, Attaka- 
pas District, and was admitted. 

Committee on Missions: On motion, the 
Presiding Elders were appointed the 
Standing Committee on Missions. 

Remaining on Trial : The second question 
was taken up. Who remain on trial? The 
following probationers of one year were 
continued: Henry B. Page, Reynolds 



7. 

Trippett, Thomas J. Lacy, Uriah Whatley, 
and Daniel G. Watkins. 

Blders Sleeted; The fifth question was 
taken up* V/ho are elected elders? S.J. 
Davies, Frederick P. Mxon, and Thompson 
0-. Tinder were elected. 

Case of Farquhar Mathieson : The name of 
Farquhar Mathieson being called, the 
Presiding Elder of the Alexandria Dist- 
rict presented the proceedings of an in- 
vestigation on charges preferred at the 
session of the Mississippi Conference 
held in December 1845. 

Time Extended - Adjournment ; The hour of 
adjournment having arrived, on motion 
the session was prolonged until the evi- 
dence in said case (Mathieson) was read, 
after which the Conference adjourned 
with the benediction by Bishop Soule. 

THIRD DAY 

Friday, January 8. 

18 4 7. 

Opening : The Conference was opened by 
reading a portion of the 20th. chapter 
of the Acts of the Apostles, . singing 
Hymn 461, and prayer by Thos. 0. Summers 

Minutes ; After calling the roll, the pro- 
ceedings of yesterday were read and ap- 
proved. 

Concerning Nashville Christian Advocate ; 



8. 

Richard During addressed the Conference 
in behalcf of the Nashville Christian 
Advocate* 

Report of Committee on By-Laws ; The 
Committee on By Laws made their report, 
which was adopted, and is as follows: - 

RBPQRT OP THR COMMITTEE ON BY-LAWS 

!• The Conference shall each day be 
opened by reading the Scriptures, sing- 
ing, and prayer, and closed with prayer 
or the benediction. 

2. The usual standing committees, viz: 
on Public Worship; On Education; On 
Periodicals; On finances; On Bible So- 
ciety, and on Sunday Schools, shall be 
appointed on the first day of the Con- 
ference, by the President. 

3. After the firsy day the following 
shall be the order of business: 1st, 
calling the roll; 2nd, reading the min- 
utes of the preceding day; 3rd. report 
of standing committees; 4th. report of 
special committees; 5th. and other mis- 
cellaneous business that the Conference 
may be willing to hear before taking 
up the minutes as prescribed in the 
Discipline. 

4. The order of debate shall be as fol- 
lows: 1st. Any resolution shall be in 
writing and debatable if seconded. Any 
member offering a resolution is antit- 
led to the first hearing thereon. 2nd. 
After the first speech upon any question 



any member has a right to be heard, and 
he is entitled to precedence who is 
first recognized by the President as 
standing up to speak. Srd. Each member 
in speaking, shall stand upon his feet 
and address the President. 4th. Ho mem- 
ber shall speak more than fifteen minu- 
tes at one time without the consent of 
the Conference. 5th. Ho member shall 
speak more than twice to one question 
without the consent of the Conference. 
6th, Ho question shall be put by the 
President while there is any member, who 
has not already twice spoken thereon, 
who wishes to speak, unless the previ- 
ous question be called for by three- 
fourths of the members present, in 
which case, the main question shall be 
then put without debate. 7th. Ho mem- 
ber in debate shall be permitted to 
use offensive personalities, or be dis- 
respectful, and the President, subject 
to an appeal to the Conference, shall 
be the judge of personalities and dis- 
respect. 

6. Ob behaviour in Conference. 1st. It 
shall be the duty of each member to be 
present at the commencement of each day- 
session, and continue to the close, un- 
less excused t>y the Conference. 2nd. 
Sach member, upon the call of the roll 
shall take his seat and no person shall 
be permitted to stand, but he has the 
floor as a speaker. 3rd., There shall 
be &o loud whispering in the Conference, 
nor any unnecessary change of seats. 4th. 
Finally, while in Conference, we will 
feel ourselves as in the presence of 



God, transacting the business of His 
Church, and demean ourselves with that 
solemnity and dignity and reverence sug- 
gested by the place and the occasion. 

Admitted into -Pull Connection : The third 
question was taken up. Who are admitted 
into full connection? The names of Lewis 
A. Re id, Charles J. Hallberg, and Edward 
P. Thwing were called, their characters - 
passed, and were admitted into full con- 
nection and elected to deacon's orders. 
The name of William A. Gober was called* 
his character was examined, and he was 
admitted into full connection, having 
been previously elected and ordained a 
deacon. Bishop Soule delivered a most 
appropriate and paternal address to the 
Conference, and to the candidates for 
deacon's orders while conducting the 
Disciplinary examination. 

Discontinued ; Charles W. Whithall was 
discontinued and his credentials for or- 
dination were returned by his presiding 
Elder. Simeon Waters was discontinued. 
On motion the Presiding Elder was allow- 
ed to employ Simeon Waters and directed 
to inform him of the circumstances which 
aaused his discontinuance. 

Deacons: OP One Year : The fourth ques? 
tion, examination of deacons of one year, 
was taken up. The names of William H. 
Crenshaw, Thomas G. Lewis, Moses Davis, 
John W% Harmon, Robert H. Re id, Wilson 
Jenkins, and Byron Benton were called, 
their character examined, and passed. 



Local Deacon ; Christopher C. Preston, 
a local preacher duly recommended by the 
Quarterly Meeting Conference of the Mag- 
azine Street Station, Uew s Orleans Dis- 
trict, for election to deacons orders, 
was accordingly elected. 

"Steward^ 1 Pall ? The Stewards made their 
call, which was responded to. 

Report Com. On Education ; The Committee 
on Education made their report, which 
was received, when on motion of John 
Powell an additional resolution was ap- 
pended to the resolutions offered, when 
the whole was adopted and ordered to be 
published in our church papers. 

Afternoon Session Ordered: On motion 
it was ordered that when the Conference 
adjourn it should do so to meet at 5 o" 
clock P. M. 

Adjournment : The hour of adjournment i 
having arrived, Conference was closed 
with the benediction by Bishop Soule. 

THIRD DAY 

'AFTSRNOOH SSSSIOU 

Friday, January 8 f 1847. 

Opening; Conference met pursuant to ad- 
journment, 3 o'clock P. M. , Bishop Soule 
not being present, appointed Squire W. 
D. Chace to take the chair, who. opened 
the session by reading a portion of 
Scripture and prayer. 



12. 

Transfer Id: Richard During present- 
ed his certificate of transfer from the 
Kentucky Conference to this, signed by 
Bishop Soule. 

Object of Special Session : The object 
of the special session was explained by 
the chair. On motion the Conference re- 
solved itself into a missionary society. 
The society having transacted its busi- 
ness, the Conference resumed its char- 
acter as such, when on motion it was 
resolved that the chair appoint a com- 
mittee of three to report on the expe- 
diency of establishing a "Preachers 
Aid Society, n and to correspond with the 
Society. of the Mississippi Conference 
with regard to our portion of the funds 
of said society. The chair appointed 
David 0. Shattuclc, Wm. H, Crenshaw, and 
John Powell on said committee. 

Adjournment: The Conference was then 
closed with the benediction by the 
President. 

FOURTH DAY 

Saturday t January 9,1847 

Opening : Conference was opened by read- 
ing a portion of Scriptures, singing, 
and prayer by Jesse A. Guice. 

Minutes: The - roll being called, the pro- 
ceedings of yesterday were read and ap- 
proved. 

Harp Transferred In : The name of Robert 



,15. 

J. Harp was added to the roll, he being 
a transfer from the Memphis Conference* 

Dub ose Located : The name of Malachi Du- 
bose was called, when the following re- 
solution was adopted; 

Resolved, That we disapprove the course 
of Brother Malachi Dubose during the 
past year, but in view of all the cir- 
cumstances of the case, his request for 
a location was granted. 

Gommunioation from Publishers : A eommu* 
nication from Gwirenstedt and Mitchell, 
Book Agents, Cincinnati, was received, 
read and entered on file* 

Weems Declines Election as fflder : The 
name of John J. Weems was called and he, 
declined the election to elder's orders, 
his case was laid over* 

» 
Case of Mathieson Resumed: The Bishop 
called up the case of Farquhar Mathie- 
son, which was postponed on Thursday* 
The following are the charges and spe- 
cifications as read against him by the 
Secretary: 

CHARS3S AMD SPECIFICATIONS Iff CASB Off 
MATHIgSQffr 

Charge 1st: Lying* Specification -By 
telling some brethren that you were en- 
gaged to be married to the last Mrs. 
Bonner and at the same period telling 
others you were not engaged to be mar- 
ried to said Mrs. Bonner* 



14* 
Charge secon$: Trifling with the sacred 
institution of Matrimony* Specification- 
By coming into this Parish some time in 
August or September last with the avowed 
purpose of marrying the late Mrs. Bonner, 
and, on your being informed that she was 
married, you professed to be greatly r 
afflicted, mortified, and disappointed, 
yet, in a few days after you courted 
Mrs. Da ok, and in a few days more you 
married Mrs. Madden. 

Charge Third: Attempt at fraud. Speci- 
fication - By going to Alexandria after 
your marriage and consulting a lawyer 
in order to ascertain how much you had 
made by your speculation. How much 
property your wife cpuld give you, also 
to intimate' having her property put 
into a third person f s hsunds, some one 
in the state fcf Mississippi, your in- 
tention therby, ^evidently appears at 
least to be an attempt to defraud the 
righteous heir out of that property 
which Christianity and morality would 
award him. 

Alexandria District, January 14,1846. 

Signed:, Wm. F. Brown, P.E, 

A part of the testimony to sustain the 
charges and specifications was submit- 
ted in writing, as well as some evidence 
on behalf of the defense, and is now 
filed marked A. The following witnes- 
ses were examined, viz:, William 3?. 
Brown, John Powell, John W. Harmon, Thos. 
A. Smith, whose testimony is written 



15. 

down and is on file marked B. The Con- 
ference after wioh deliberation voted « 
to sustain the/ specif ieatipns under the 
first charge, and the charge. The sec- 
ond charge and specification were not 
^usta^ned. The third charge and speci- 
fication were sustained. 

Mathieson 3xpell$d : When on motion, Far- 
quhar Mathieson was expelled from the 
Church. 

Time Extended : On motion the session was 
prolonged, the hour of adjournment hav*» 
ing arrived. Thomas 0. Summers address- 
ed the Conference in relation to The 
Quarterly Review and the work of Bishop 
Andrew on family government . 

Adjournment: Conference was closed with 
the benediotion by the Bishop. 



FIFTH MY 

Sunday, January 10. 

18 4 7 

I>eacons and aiders Ordained: On Sabbath, 
January 1U, 1847, Lewis A. Reid, Charles 
J. Hallberg, and Edward F. Thwing , mem- 
bers elect of Conference, and, Christopher 
C. Preston, a local preacher, were or- 
dained deacons, and Stephen J. Da vies, 
Frederick P. Mxon and Thompson C. Tin- 
der were ordained elders by Bishop Soule» 



16. 

SIXTH BAY 



Monday f January 11, 1847, 

Opening : Conference met and was opened 
by reading a portion of Scripture .sing- 
ing, and prayer, by William H. Crenshaw. 

Roll and Minutes; The. roll was called 
and the proceedings of Saturday were 
read and approved. r 

Reports of Committees: Reports of Com- 
mittees were called for. The Committee 
on the Bible Cause made their report, 
which was received and adopted. The 
Committee on the Preacher* s Aid Socie- 
ty made their report, which was recei- 
ved and adopted. The Committee on 
Periodicals made their report, which 
was received and laid on the table. 

Concerning Hours of Meeting and Ad- 
journment: A motion was made to ohan- 



ge the hour of opening Conference to 
half past nine, and close at half past 
one P. M. , which was lost. 

Examination of aiders : The examination 
of Elders was taken up. The name of 
S. W. D. Chace was called, his charac- 
ter examined and passed. The name of 
William R. Nicholson was called; his 
Presiding Elder reported he had with— 
drawn from the church and surrendered 
his certificate of ordination, which Was 
handed to the Secretary. On motion it 
was ordered that Wm. R. Nicholson be 






17. 

entered on the Minutes as withdrawn. The 
name of Thomas Price was called. A Com 
munication was read from him, his charac- 
ter was examined and passed, and he was 
located at his own request. The name of 
William H. Watkins was called, his char- 
acter examined and passed. The name of 
Lysander Wiley was called, when on mo- 
tion it was resolved, "that we disapprove 
the course of Brother L. Wiley in leaving 
his appointment, but in view of all the 
circumstances his request for a location 
was granted." The following names were 
called, when on motion their characters 
were passed: Wm. Hines, Charles Bruner, 
Charles P. Clark, John U. Hamill, Rich- 
ard M, Crowson, Richmond Randle, Wm. H. 
Turnley, John B. Mdins, Wm. F. .Brown, 
Robert W. Kennon, and John Powell. The 
name of Daniel Dealp was called, his 
character examined and passed, and he 
was located at his own request. The fol- 
lowing names. were called: Phillip H. 
Diffenwierth, Robert R. Gill, Henry 
Avery, and David Kinnear, their charac- 
ters examined and passed. The name of 
Henry B. Price was called, when a com- 
munication from the official members of 
Tensas Circuit was received respecting 
his character, which was on motion re- 
ferred to a committee of th*ee appointed 
by the Conference, viz: Wm. H. Watkins, 
Charles P. Clark, and David 0. Shattuck. 
The name of William Stephenson was call- 
ed, his character examined and passed, 
when on motion his relation was changed 
from a superannuate to a. supernumery one. 
The name of William G. Gould was called, 
his character was examined and passed, 



18. 

and his relation was changed from a sup- 
erannuate to an effective one. The name 
of Jesse A. Guice was called, his char- 
acter was examined and passed:. 

Statistics : The call for members and 
other statistics was made, and respon- 
ded to as follows: 

(See Statistic, Page 29 ) 



Report of Committee on Sabbath Schools : 
The Committee on Sabbath Schools made 
their report, which was received and 
adopted. 8 , <■. 

Character John J, Weems : The name of 
John J. Weems, whose case had been pre- 
viously laid over,, was called, his cha- 
racter examined and passed. 

James L. Wright Discontinued : The name 
of James L. Wright was called, when on 
motion it was ordered that he be. dis- 
continued. 

Adjournment : The Bishop introduced to 
the Conference Brother Gilbert of the 
Hew York Conference. Conference was 
closed with prayer by Brother Gilbert. 

SSVMTH DAY 

Monday, January 12, 1847 
Opening: Conference was opened by read- 






19. 

ing a portion of Scripture, singing, and 
prayer by Bishop Soule. 

Roll Call and Minutes : The roll being 
called, the proceedings of yesterday 
were read and approved. 

Wacher Remains Superannuate : The name of 
Samuel Wacher was called, his character 
passed. On motion his relation as a 
superannuate preacher was continued. 

Report of Tensas Committee : The Committee 
on the communication of the official mem- 
bers of Tensas Circuit made their report, 
which was received and adopted. 

Henry B. Price granted Location: On mot- 
ion the request of Henry B. Price for a 
location was granted. 

Report of Committee on Periodicals : The 
report of the Committee on Periodicals 
was called from the table. The first 
and second resolutions were read and a- 
dopted. The fourth was amended and adop- 
ted. The report and resolutions as amen- 
ded were adopted. The resolutions were 
ordered to be published in the Nashville 
Christian Advocate and Southern Christ- 
ian Advocate. 

Summers Addresses Conference 1 : Thomas O. 
Summers addressed the Conference on the 
business of the Southern Christian Advo- 
cate. 

Report of Com, on Education Reconsidered: 



20. 

On motion the vote by which the report 
of the Committee on Education .was order- 
ed to be published was reconsidered, when 
on motion the resolutions appended to 
said report were ordered to be publish- 
ed . 

Report of Stewards: Stew ards 1 report 
was called for, which was made. See 
Stewards 1 Report on file. Claims - 
#5380; Received, #4171. 80; Conference 
Collections $180.60; Paid Bishops $175. 
S. Walker, $260., William Stephenson, 
$200. 

G. S. Gilbert Received into Conference: 
Bishop Soule presented to the Confer- 
ence the request of Gad S. Gilbert, a 
late elder of New York Conference, for 
membership in the Louisiana Conference. 
By a rising unanimous vote he was acc- 
ordingly received. 

Time of Next Session : On motion it was 
ordered, when we adjourn we do so to 
meet in the Methodist S. Church at half 
past 9 o f clock to-morrow morning. 



Concerning reports of Conference in 
Church Papers : 
ion was adopted 



Church Papers : The following resolut- 
"137" 



Resolution : Resolved, :That the Secre- 
tary of this Conference be requested to 
furnish from the Minutes of this Confer- 
ence to the Southern and Nashville 
Christian Advocates, such parts of said 
Minutes as are necessary to be acted 



21 

upon by the preachers of this Conference 
in the ensuing year. 

Adjournment : Conference was closed with 
the benediction by the, Bishop* 

EIGHTH MY : 



Wednesday, January 13,1847 

Opening; Conference was opened by read- 
ing a portion of Scripture, singing, and 
prayer by Charles P» Clark. 

Ho 11 Call and Minutes: The roll being 
called, the proceedings of yesterday 
were read and approved. 

Location of Henry B» Price Reconsidered : 
On motion the vote locating Henry B. 
Price was reconsidered, and he returned 
his certificate of location. 

Place of next Conference: When arid 
Where shall the next Conference be held? 
By a rising vote the town of Minden, in 
the Parish of Claiborne, Louisiana, was 
selected. The Bishop announced the time 
to be January 5th. 1848. 

gehemiah Smith ^Discontinued : On motion 
the name of Uehemiah Smith was called 
and he was discontinued. 

Committees Announced : The Bishop announ- 
ced the following Committees : 

KXAlliNING COMMITTEES 



22. 

First Year: David Kinnear, P. H. Dif- 

fenwierth, P. M. Goodwyn. 
Second Year: Richard [During, William 

Hihes, G. S. Gilbert. 
Third Year: C. P. Clark, J. B. 3ddins, 

Henry Avery. 
Fourth Year: David 0. Shattuck, Joseph 

Cross, John N. Hamill. 

Committee to Visit Centenary College: 
Win. F. Brown, Jos. Cross, Gad S. Gil- 
bert, Richmond Randle, William H. Turn- 
ley, r 

Committee : To confer with a like com- 
mittee on the part of the Mississippi 
Conference in reference to the filling 
vacancies in the Board of Visitors and 
Trustees of the Centenary Colleger- 
John Powell, William F. Brown, William 
H. Turnley. 

Thanks : On motion of Richard During, by 
a rising unanimous vote the following 
resolutions were adopted: 

Resolutions of Thanks : 

1. Resolved, That we the members of the 
Louisiana Conference do return our thanki 
to the generous-hearted citizens of Ope- 
lousas for the kind manner in which they 
have entertained us during our present 
session. 

2. Resolved, That Rev. Robert H. Reid 
be requested to have these resolutions 



23, 

published in the paper published in this 
place* 

Thanks On motion of David 0. Shattuck- 

Hesolution of Thanks for Use of Court 
Room - 

Resolved, That the thanks of the Confer- 
ence are due to the Policy Jury and cit- 
izens of this Parish for their courtesy 
in tendering the use of the court room 
for the session of the Conference, fcnd 
that the Rev. Robert H. Reid is hereby 
appointed to make known the purpose of 
this resolution to the aforementioned , 
parites at the earliest opportunity. 

Committee to Hear Christian Experience : 
On motion the President was requested to 
appoint the Committee to hear Christian 
Bxperience of Candidates for Probation. 
David 0. Shattuck, Richard During,, and 
Richmond Randle were appointed said Com- 
mittee. 

Concerning Conference Classes ; On motion 
of Robert H. Reid the following resolu- 
tion was adopted: 

Resolved, That the candidates (fff the 
First, Second, Third, and Fourth Years 
meet their respective committees on the 
Monday preceding the Wednesday of the 
meeting of Conference, which was amended 
so as to prohibit the ordination of such 
as fail to attend, without good and suf- 
ficient reasons* 



24. 

Id Appreciation of the Secretary: The 
following resolution was unanimously 
adopted: 

Resolution : Resolved, That the thanks 
of this Conference he returned to the 
Secretary for his attention to the du- 
ties of his office. 

Concerning Book on Family Government: 
The following resolutions were adopted: 

Concerning Bishop Andrew* s Book- "Family 
Government. " * ~ 

!• Resolved, By the Louisiana Confer- 
ence, That we hereby approve of the work 
of Bishop Andrew on "Family Government. w 

2. Resolved, That we will endeavor to 
procure and circulate as many copies as 
possible in «>our respective fields of 
labor. 



Appointments : Bishop Soule, after deliv- 
ering an address of much power, of deep 
and thrilling interest, which moved our 
hearts and enlightened our minds, read 
out the following list of: 



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