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MINUTES 



— OF THE 



TWENTY-SECOND SESSION 




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METHODIST E. CHUKCH SOUTH, 



HELD W NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, DECEMBER 11-16, 1867. 



IISHOP ROBERT PAINE, D. D., Presiding. 



NEW ORLEANS : 
OFFICE OF NEW ORLEANS CHRISTIAN ADVQCATE. 
1868. 



MINUTES 



TWENTY-SECOND SESSION 



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— OF THE — 



METHODIST E. CHURCH SOUTH, 



HELD IN NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, DECEMBER 11-16, 1867, 



BISHOP ROBERT PAINE, D. D,, Presiding. 



NEW ORLEANS : 

OFFICE OF NEW ORLEANS CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE, 

1868. 



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Note. —The Minutes this year have been prepared, with reference 

to economy of publication, in ae condensed a form as possible, 

but it is hoped and believed that nothing of material interest has 

been excluded. 

LINUS PARKER, 

Secretary Louisiana Conference. 






MINUTES 



Question 1. — Who arc admitted on trial ? 

Answer. — Mark B. Chapman. 

Q. 2 — Who remain on trial ? 

A. — John Wilkinson, continued in class of the third year and 
elected and ordained Deacon. 

Robert A. Davis, continued in the class of the first year. 

Q. 3. — Who are admitted into full connection ? 

A. — None. 

Q. 4. — Who are readmitted? 

A. — James Sterling Lane, William E. Doty. 

Q. 5. — Who are received by transfer from other Conferences .? 

A. — Horace Jewell, transferred from the L ; ttle Rock Conference ; 
Leopold Lenz, from Baltimore Conference. 

Q. 6. — Who are the Deacons of one year ? 

A. — Alanson W. Moore, Seaborn J. Graves. 

Q 7. — What traveling preachers are elected and ordained Dea- 
cons ? 

A. — John Wilkinson. 

Q. 8. — What local preachers are elected and ordained Deacons ? 

A. — Richard Jones. 

John W. Patton elected but not ordained. 

Three colored preachers, to wit : William Culpepper, Warren 
Williams and Cyrus Alexander, were elected and ordained. 



4 MINUTES OF THE 

Q. 9. — What traveling 1 preachers are elected and ordained El- 
ders ? 

A. — Charles F. Evans. 

Q. 10. What local preachers are elected and ordained Elders ? 

A. — James B. Landers, a Local Elder in the Protestant Methodist 
Church, was recognized and received in due form as a Local Elder 
in the Methodist Episcopal Church South. 

Q. 11. — Who have located this year ? 

A. — Charles W. Hodge, Henry B. Frazee, Lewis A. Read. 

Q. 12. — Who are supernumerary ? 

A. — John C. Reed, James L. Chapman, Samuel S. Scott, John S. 
Davis. 

Q. 13. — Who are superannuated ? 

A. — Thomas Samford, Henry C. Thweatt, Joel Sanders, Cbailes 
J. Hallberg. 

Q. 14. — What preachers have died during the year ? 

A.— David Kiunear, Fielding Bell, Robert R. R. Alexander, Leo- 
pold Lenz. 

Obituaries of these brethren were prepared and entered in the 
Journal of the Conference. 

Q 15. — Are all the preachers blamelers i:i life and official ad- 
ministration ? 

A. — Their names were called over one by one, and their charac- 
ters were examined and passed. 



MEMBERSHIP. 



Q 16. — What is the number of preachers and members in the 
several Circuits, Stations and Missions of the Conference? 
A — 



LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE. 



NEW ORLEANS DISTRICT. 



Carondelet Street , ;j 

Felicity Street ?r, 

Moreau Street 

Dry^des Street Germau Church • 

Crap Street Carman Church 

Lafayette and Carrollton German Church 
Jefferson City and Louisiana Avenue. . . . 

New Orleans Circuit , 

Baton Rouge 

Plaquemine and Grosse Tete 

Thibodaux , 



OPELOUSAS DISTRICT. 



Opelousas 

Washington and Bayou Boeuff. . 

Bayou Mallet 

Plaqaemine Brule. 

Lafayette 

Vermilliou and Junction 

New Iberia. 

Franklin 

Pattersouville and Berwick City 

Grand Cheniere 

Calcasieu 



ALEXANDRIA DISTRICT. 



Alexandria 22 



Harrisonburg- and Columbia. 
Evergreen and Big Cane. . . . 

Wiufield and Atlanta 

Spring Creek . . . , 



MEMBERS. 




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130 




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224 


31 




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66 




67 




25 


2 


61 




249 


9 


20 




116 


'214 


67 




24 




61 


24 


175 


53 


931 


302 


225 


27 


239 


46 


40 




215 




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819 


73 



11 



MINUTES OF THE 



SHREYEPORT DISTRICT. . ! '$ 

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Shreveport 106 14 

North Bossier ; 70 50 

Caddo ; 185 

Mansfield 15h 

Pleasant Hill j 255 60 

Manny 74 

Anacoco 209 8 

Natchitoches 20 

Springville 350 80 

Campte 10 

Belle Bower 37 40 

1474 252 



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HOMER DISTRICT. 



Homer 

Vernon 

Louisville 

Farmersville 

Minded 

Haynet-vilie 

MoimH Lebanon 

Sparta and Bienv lie 
South Bussier 



520 


100 


8 


371 


50 


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120 






285 


96 


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140 


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231 


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157 


65 




261 


89 




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383 


624 


21 



MONROE DISTRICT. 



Monroe and Trenton 129 60 

Island and Wright's Chapel Lfl 13 

Ouachita 

Bastrop ! 10:', 

(.'." 42 

76 50, 



B 15 ou Bat tht lomew 
Jefferson 



630 213 



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LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE. 



LAKE PROYIDEA'CE DISTRICT. 



Lake Providence and Pecan Grove 

Carroll 

Delhi and Floyd 

Oakley 

Sicily Island and Tensas Chapel . . 

Waterproof and St. Joseph 

Ion 

Wesley 



3tE<~APrTOLATI0K. 



New Orleans District . 
Opelousas District ....... 

Alexandria District 

Shreveport District .... . 

Homer District 

Monroe District 

Lake Providence District , 

Total this year . . . 
Total last year . . . 

Increase this year 
Decrease this year 



In 

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140 

29 
80 
98 
30 
122 
20 

558 

1206 
931 
819 
1474 
2383 
630 
558 

8001 

7848 


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128 
147 

224 
302 
73 
252 
624 
213 
147 

1835 
1983 


153 


148 



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12 

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71 
93 



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MINUTES OP THE 



BAPTISMS. 



Q. 17. — How many infants and adults have been Laptized duriug 
the year ? 
A.— . 



New Orleans District , 

Opelousas District 

Alexandria District 

Shreveport District 

Homer District 

Monroe District 

Lake Providence District 

Total number of baptisms 



380 



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127 


107 


32 


43 


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32 


56 


21 



380 



8U.NDAY SCHOOLS. 



Q. 18. — What is the number of Sunday Schools, teachers and 
scholars ? 
A.- 



LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE. 





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1 25 
1 20 
1 19 
1 1< 

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3 158 

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1 16 
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1 8 
1 8 

1 17 

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150 

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133 

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58 

298 

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97 

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141 

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126 

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125 
92 

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1000 
2000 
450 
300 
400 
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Jefferson City and Louisiana, Avenue 

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200 
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150 

275 
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150 
150 

750 
300 
350 
100 
75 
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250 

550 


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10 00 

175 00 

31 00 

31 00 

345 00 
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ALEXANDRIA DISTRICT. 




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1 




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281 



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MINUTES OF THE 



MONROE DISTRICT. 



Monroe and Trenton 

Island and Wright's Chapel 

Ouachita 

Bastrop 

Jeilerson 

LAKE PROVIDENCE DISTRICT. 

Carroll 

Delhi and Floyd 

Waterproof and St. Joseph 

RECAPITULATION. 

New Orleans District , 

Opelousas District 

Alexandria District 

Shreveport District 

Homer District 

Monroe District 

Lake Providence District 





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158 


1163 


6750 


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183 45 


1011 


175 06 


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31 00 






711 50 




235 


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47 



MINISTERIAL SUPP011T. 



Q. 19. — What amounts are necessary for the Superannuated 
Preachers, and the Widows and Orphans of Preachers ? 

A. -$1,950. 

Q. 20. — What has been collected on the foregoing account, and 
how has it been applied ? 

A.— Collected $1029 00 

Applied : 

Widow of Jones H. Waters $60 00 

Widow of Fielding Bell 75 00 

Widow of R. Randal 75 00 

Widow of David Kinnear 75 00 



LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE. 11 

Widow and Orphans of U. Whatley $94 00 

Orphans of W. J. McFarland 50 00 

Orphans of Thomas B. Baldwin 40 00 

Orphans of W. H. Turnley 40 00 

Orphans of Samuel Haws , 20 00 

Superannuates : 

Thomas Samford .V 150 00 

Henry C. Thweatt 75 00 

Joel Sanders 75 00 

Charles J. Hallberg. 200 00-$1029 00 

Bishops' Claim : 

Amount apportioned to this Conference 1140 00 , 

Traveling expenses , 30 00—1170 00 

Amounts Collected : 

Amount collected on traveling expenses 30 00 

Amount collected on apportionment 648 95 — 678 95 

Deficiency on Bishops' claim 491 05 



RESOLUTIONS. 



Resolved, That in order ro raise the deficiency on the claims of the Bishops for 
the past year, it shall be the duty of each preacher, before the first of March, to 
take up a collection iu all those congregations where such a collection has 
not been taken up during the past year, and forward the same to Dr. J. C. Keener 
as soon as possible. 

Resolved, That each preacher shall endeavor to interest the members of the 
Church in the support of our Bishops, by calling upon each member for a con- 
tribution to this object. 

On motion, the Chairman of the Committee on Ministerial Support was instruct- 
ed to apportion the amount to be raised for the Bishops to the several Districts 
of the Conference ; and the Presiding Elders be requested to apportion the 
amount for their Districts to the several Circuits or Stations. 

Resolved, That to meet the claims of Widows, Orphans and Superannuates 
the Preachers pay four per cent, on their total receipts. 

Amount of Bishops' claim for toe coming year $1200 00 

Apportioned : 

New Orleans District $450 00 

Opelousas District 150 00 

Alexandria District 50 00 

Shreveport District 150 00 

Ouachita District 250 00 

Lake Providence District 150 00 

1200 00 



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16 



MINUTES OF THE 



MISSIONS 



Q 21. —What has been contributed for the Missionary and Tract 
Societies ? 

A — For the Tract Society — Nothing. 
F<>r the MiHuionar) Society, as follows : 



NEW ORLEANS DISTRICT. 



Carondelet Street 

Felicity Street 

Moreau Street 

Dryndes Street German Church 

Jefferson City and Louisiana Avenue, 



OPELOUSAS DISTRICT. 



Opelousas , 

Plaqnemine Brule. 
Nhw Iberia 



S1IREVEPORT DISTRICT 



Caddo 

Pleasant Hill 

Manny 

Anacoco 

Belle Bower . 



IIOMER DISTRICT. 



Farmersville. 
Minden 



MOXROE DISTRICT. 



Bastrop 



RECAPITULATION. 



New Orleans District. 
Opelousas District . . . 
Shreveport District . . 

Homer District 

Monroe District 



Total 



Foreign. 


Domestic. 


S150 00 


$150 00 


150 00 


100 .. 


56 00 


56 .. 


60 50 


120 .. 


20 05 


10 .. 


436 55 


436 .. 


52 25 




17 00 


10.. 


16 20 


16 20 


85 45 


26 20 


20 00 




5 00 






12 00 


20 00 




8 50 




53 50 


12 00 


8 50 


3 75 


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9 75 


2 7;» 


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436 55 


436 00 


*5 45 


26 20 


53 50 


12 00 


13 50 


9 75 


2 75 


3 00 


591 75 


486 95 



LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE. 17 

C ONSTITUTION OP THE BOARD OF DOMESTIC MISSIONS OF THE 
LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE. 

Art. 1. This Board shall be denominated and known as the 
Board of Domestic Missions of the Louisiana Annual Conference of 
the Methodist Episcopal Church South. 

Art. 2. The object of this Board is to co-operate with the Parent 
Board of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, in support of Mis- 
sions, especially within the territory occupied by this Conference. 

Art. 3o The officers of this Board shall consist of a President, 
Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer, and five Managers, who 
shall be chosen quadrennially by the Louisiana Conference. 

Art. 4. The President, and in his absence the Vice President, 
shall preside at all meetings of the Board ; in the absence of both, 
the Board shall select a President, three of whom shall constitute 
a quorum. 

Art. 5. The Treasurer shall take charge of all the funds and 
property of the Board, subject to the order of the Board, and shall 
make an accurate and full report annually of all the receipts and 
disbursements of the Board, to the Louisiana Annual Conference. 

Art. 6. The Secretary shall keep a full and complete record of 
the proceedings of the Board. 

Art. 1. That during the year, each preacher in charge shall, as 
far as practicable, ascertain how much each member will give for 
the support of the Domestic Mission, and collect the same in such 
manner as he shall think best. 

Art. 8. One-tenth of all the collections made for Domestic Mis- 
sions shall be transmitted to the Treasurer of the Parent Board, 
and any surplus remaining after supplying our own work. 

Art. 9. This Constitution may be amended at the annual meet- 
ing, by a vote of two-thirds of the Board. 

The following members were elected : 



18 MINUTES OF THE 

OFFICERS OF THE BOARD. 

President P. M. GOODWYN. 

Vice President . 

Secretary C. TV. CARTER. 

Treasurer A. E. GOODWYN. 

MANAGERS. 

ROBERT J. HARP. . JOHN PIPES. 

J. D. ADAMS. W. G. McGAUGHEY: 



FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

Resolved, That we do hereby constitute a Committee on Foreign 
Missions, which shall take in charge all business of the Conference 
appertaining to the Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church South. 

Resolved, That the Chairman of this Committee shall be elected 
by the Conference, who shall preside at all annual and other meet- 
ings of this Committee, take charge of all funds collected for For- 
eign Missions, and dispose of them as directed by the Committee, 
and report annually its doings to the Conference, and nhall continue 
in office during the pleasure of the Conference. 

Resolved, That each member of this Conference shall take up 
annually a public collection, and shall preach in behalf of Foreign 
Missions, and shall report the amount collected to the Committee 
at its annual meeting. 

Dr. Joseph B. Walker was elected Chairman of the Committee 
on Foreign Missions. 

APPROPRIATIONS TO DOMESTIC MISSIONS. 

New Orleans District— Thibodaux $100 00 

Opelousas District — Bellevue 150 00 

Shreveport District— Manny 100 00 

Lake Providence District _„ 100 00 

$450 00 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



FURNISHING THE GOSPEL TO THE COLORED PEOPLE. 

Resolved, That this Conference will at once take measures to 
inaugurate the plan recommended by the General Conference. 

Resolved, That to this end the Bishop be requested to appoint a 
General Superintendent to supervise this work throughout the 
bounds of this Conference. 

EDUCATION. 

MANSFIELD FEMALE COLLEGE. 

The places of Dr. Joseph Wilder and Linus Parker as members 
of the Board of Managers were declared vacant ; and Benjamin F. 
Alexander and John Holmes were appointed in their stead. 

CENTENARY COLLEGE. 

Resolved, That we, the subscribing members of the Louisiana 
Conference, promise to be responsible for the sum of twenty dollars 
each, for the purpose of raising a sustaining fund for the Centenary 
College ; and to use our influence with the members of the Meth- 
odist Episcopal Church South to swell the list of subscribers to 
this fund, to be paid during the year to the President of the Board 
of Trustees, Dr. J. C. Keener ; and that the Secretary be instructed 
to prepare a copy of this resolution for the signatures of the mem- 
bers of the Conference. 

PIERCE AND PAINE COLLEGE. 

Resolved, That we appoint Rev. J. S. Lane Special Agent, with 
full power to settle all claims of Pierce and Paine College, on the 
best terms practicable, by compromise, renewal, by receiving pay 



20 MINUTES OF THE s 

merits in lands or otherwise, and that the Agent is hereby instructed 
to confer with the Board of Trustees whenever he may deem it 
necessary, and to employ counsel ; and that it shall be his duty to 
report the result of his labors quarterly to the Board of Trustees, 
and to report to this Conference in fall at its next session. 

Resolved, That the Agent shall be allowed five per cent, on all 
amounts collected by him. 

Resolved, That the following persons be appointed Trustees of 

Pierce and Paine College for 1868 : 

Rev. Baxter Clegg. John Jordan. 

Rev. John Pipes. J. T. Redding. 

Rev. Linus Parker. S. D. Chapman. 

Rev. John C. Reed. J. M. Gibbs. 

Rev. Philo M. Goodwyn. Dr. R. S. Armstrong. 

Rev. Joseph B. Walker. Iverson W. Lane. 

Rev. Samuel B. Suratt. Dr. E. 0. Wilson. 

Rev. Benjamin F. Alexander. Warren Jackson. 

Rev. John C. Keener. A. J. Jordan. 

Rev. William H Moss. W. D. Gooch. 

Rev. Jesse Fulton. James A. Lane. 

Rev. Reynolds S Trippett. A. M. Chapman. 

HOMER COLLEGE. 

Resolved, That the following named gentlemen be and are hereby 

elected Trustees of Homer College, to wit : 

Nehemiah A. Cravens. W. R. Gill. 

W. J. Moreland. W. F. Blackman. 

Marshall S. Kennebrew. Dr. G. W. Maddox. 

Stephen W. Davis. Joseph H. Jordan. 

Joshua Willis. W. B. Nicholson. 

Samuel S. Scott. Thomas J. Upton. 

Whitmel P. Kimball. Samuel Armstrong. 

LAY REPRESENTATION. 

PLAN FOR THE ELECTION OF LAY REPRESENTATIVES. 

First. Each Quarterly Conference of each District shall nominate 
by ballot one Lay Representative. 

Second. At some time during the year the Presiding Elder shall 
call a meeting of all the members of the Quarterly Conferences in 
his District, which meeting shall elect by ballot Jour of the said 
nominees, to be representatives of the said District to the ensuing 
session of the Louisiana Annual Conference. 



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CHAIRMEN OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

President of Board of Domestic Missions P. M, Goodwyn. 

Chairman Committee on Foreign Missions Joseph B. Walker. 

Chairman Committee on Sunday Schools John B. A. Ahrens. 

Chairman Committee on Church Publications. .Thomas J. Upton. 

Chairman Committee on Education Baxter Glegg. 

Chairman Committee on Bible Cause R S. Trippett. 

Chairman Committee on Ministerial Support.. .Charles W. Carter. 



COMMITTEES OF EXAMINATION AND COURSE OF STUDY 

FOR 1868. 



ENGLISH LITERATURE. 
Committee A. E. Goodwyn and Joseph D. Adams^ 

Studies — Class of First Year — English Grammar ; Hymn Book ; 
Composition. 

Studies— Class of Second Year— Hymn Book ; Quackenboss' Ad- 
vanced Course of Composition ; and Rhetoric and Composition. 

Studies — Class of Third IW— Hymn Book; Whateley's Rheto- 
ric, Essay or Sermon ; Reference to Vinet's Pastoral Theology. 

Studies —Class of Fourth Year — Hymn Book ; Whateley's Logic ; 
Sermon. 

BIBLICAL LITERATURE. 

Committee .R. S. Trippett and C. W. Carter. 

Studies — Class of First Year— Bible, historical and biographical 
parts, with reference to Watson's Biblical and Theological Dic- 
tionary, enlarged, with New Biblical Atlas and Preacher's Text 
Book. 

Studies — Class of Second Year — Bible, as to the Institutions of 
Christianity, with reference to Watson's Dictionary. 

Studies — Class of Third Year — Bible, as to doctrines, with refer- 
ence to Watson's Dictionary. 

Studies — Class of Fourth Year — Bible generally, with reference 
to Watson's Dictionary. 



22 MINUTES OF THE 

DOCTRINAL AND CONTROVERSIAL THEOLOGY. 

Committee S. B. Suratt and Samuel Armstrong. 

Studies— Class of First Year — Vol. I of Wesley's Sermons ; Wat- 
son's Institutes, Part III ; Theological Compend. 

Studies — Class of Second Year — Vol. II of Wesley's Sermons 
Smith's Elements of Divinity ; Watson's Institutes, Part IV. 

Studies — Class of Third Year — Wesley's Sermons, Vol. Ill 
Watson's Institutes, Part H. 

Studies — Class of Fourth Year — Wesley's Sermons, Vol. IV 
Rivers' Elements of Moral Philosophy ; Watson's Institutes, Part 
First. 

ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY AND CHURCH GOVERNMENT. 

Committee N. A. Cravbns and Philo M. Goodwyn. 

Studies — Class of First Year— Discipline ; Clarke's Preacher's 
Manual. 

Studies — Class of Second Year — Discipline, with reference to 
Henkle's Analysis ; Watson's Life of Wesley, and observations on 
Southey. 

Studies — Class of Third Year — Discipline. 

Studies — Class of Fourth Year — Discipline ; Powell on Succes- 
sion : Ruter's Church History. 



Committee for Examination of Candidates for Admission on 
Trial : John C. Keener and Lewis A. Reed. 

" xA.ll candidates for admission on trial into the Traveling Con- 
nection shall, in addition to their examination before the Quarterly 
Conference, as required by the present form of Discipline, be ex- 
amined by a committee of the Annual Conference on the ordinary 
branches of an English education, of their acquaintance with 
which they shall give satisfactory evidence previous to admission." 
Action of the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal luhnrch 
South, in session of 1858. 



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GERMAN UNDER GRADUATES. 
Resolved, That the Gerra*u preachers who are now or tn*y here- 
after be received on trial, shall be required to give satisfaction to 
the Conference on the course of study in the English language, as 
recommended by the Bishops. ~ 

TIME OF EXAMINATION. 

Resolved, That the classes to be examined be required to appear 
before the Committee of Examination at the seat of Conference, at 
nine o'clock A. M., on the Monday preceding the opening of the 
Conference ; and in case they fail to do so, without satisfactory 
excuse for non-attendauce at the required time and place, they 
shall be continued in the same class another year. 

UNDER GRADUATES. 

Class of First Year Mark B Chapman. 

Robert A. Davis. 

Class of Second Year 

Class of Third Year Alanson W. Moore. 

John Wilkinson. 
Class of Fourth Year Seaborn J. Graves. 

EPISCOPAL DECISION. 

Bishop Paine announced it as the opinion of himself and his col- 
leagues, that where the studies of two years have been brought 
up in one, >a»d a satisfactory examination has been passed before 
the Qef&mittees, the under graduates so examined are exempted 
from future examination upon those studies. 

That a preacher on trial for one year can be elected to Deacon's 
Orders only when he has brought up the studies of the first and 
second years ; and that a Deacon of one year can be elected to 
Elder's Orders only after having passed an examination upon the 
studies of the third and fourth years. 

VISITING COMMITTEES. 

Centenary College Charles W. Carter. 

John C. Keener. 
Linus Parker. 



24 MINUTES OF THE 

Mansfield Female College Benj. F. Alexander. 

Samuel R. Suratt. 

William H. Moss. 
Pierce and Paine Collzge John Pipes. 

John C. Reed. 

James L. Chapman. 
Homer College. .. John A. Miller. 

Thomas J. Upton. 

Whitmel P. Kimball, 



CONFERENCE SERMON. 

Fisher T. Rawson was appointed to preach the next Conference 
sermon. 

SEAT OF THE NEXT CONFERENCE. 

Q. 22. — Where and when shall the next session of the Confer- 
ence be bold ? 

A.- louisiaua, December 10, i- 

Q. 23. — Where are the preachers stationed this year ? 

A.— 



APPOINTMENTS. 



New Orleans District John C. Keener, P. E. 

Carondelet Street Joseph B. Walker. 

Felicity Street Linus Parker. 

Moreau Street 

f Dryades Street (German) John B. A. Ahrens. 

\ Crap Street (German) John A. Pauly. 

[ Lafayette and Carrollton (German) M s, .-'apply. 

Jefferson City and Louisiana Avenue < n*. 

New Orleans Circuit To be supplied. 

Thibodaux Mission Philo M. 

Baton Rou- Charles W. Carter. 

Plaquemine and Grosse Tete To be supplied. 

Centenary College , Almarin G. Miller, attached to 

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Opelousas District Alexander E. Goodwyn, P. E. 

\ Opelousas John Wilkinson. 

' Bellevue Mission Fisher T. Rawson. 

Washington and Bayou Boeuff Benjamin F. White 

j Bayou Mallet James E. Bradley. 

I Plaquemine Brule ,. Joseph D Adams. 

Vermillion To be supplied. 

New Iberia ",..,. : Alexander E. Goodwyn. 

Fra ukliD Baxter Clegg. 

Pattersonville and Berwick City .J. Knight, Supply. 

Grand Cheniere . .Sea'horn J. Graves. 

Calcasieu . .To be supplied. 



Alexandria District Frederick White. P. E- 

Alexandria Circuit Henry 0. White. 

Harrisonburg Edwin W. Yancey. 

Evergreen and Big Cane John S. Davis, Supernumerary. 

Evergreen and Big Cane Robert A. Davis. 

Atlanta John F. Wynn. 

Spring Creek . , Frederick White. 

Montgomery Philip H. Dieffienweirth. 

Shre veport District ^ Benjamin F. Alexander, P. E. 

Shreveport . . .. Reynolds S. Trippett. 

Greenwood . Samuel B. Suratt. 

Greenwood James L. Chapman. Supernum'y. 

Keacbie William H. Moss. 

Mansfield John Pipes. 

Pleasant Hill James S. Lme. 

Manny Mission To be supplied. 

Anacoco J. M. Franklin, Supply. 

Natchitoches To be supplied. 

Springville Jesse Fulton. 

John C. Reed, Sup< rnum'y. 

Bayou Pierre To be supplied. 

Pierce and Paine College James S. Lane. 

Bible Agent and Colored Work William E. Doty, attached to 

Greenwood Quarterly Conf 'e. 



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26 MINUTES OF THE LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE. 

Ouachita District Samuel Armstrong, P. E. 

Ouachita Circuit Robert T. Parish. 

Monroe and Trenton Horace Jewell. 

Monroe and Trenton Mark B. Chapman. 

Columbia James A. Ivy. 

J Sparta and Bienville Whitmel P. Kimball. 

i Louisville Richard M. Crowson. 

Farmersville Joseph H. Stone. 

Vernon Thomas J. Upton. 

Mount Lebanon John A. Miller. 

Minden Thomas B. White. 

Minden Samuel S. Scott, Supernum'y. 

Bossier Nathaniel M. Talbot. 

Homer Nehenuah A. Cravens. 

Hayne8ville William C. Haislip. 

Lake Providence District William G. McGaughey, P. E. 

Lake Providence To be supplied. 

Waterproof aud St. Joseph Thomas J. Lacey. 

Floyd aud Delhi To be supplied. 

Carroll Alauson W. Moore. 

Winnsboro Thomas H. McClendon. 

Ion William D. Stayton. 

Bastrop Joel T. Daves. 

Bastrop Circuit and Colored Work James L. Wright. 

Bayou Bartholomew Thomas Reneau, Supply. 

Jefferson Circuit To be supplied. 

Transferred. — Joshua F. Scurlock, to the Pacific Conference. 

Superannuated.— Thomas Samford, Henry C. Thweatt, Joel Saunders, Charles J. 
Hallberg. 

Located. — Lewis A. Reed, Charles W. Hodge, Henry B. Frazee. 



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