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M. E. CHTOCH SOUTH,
Trenton, La., December 13th-17th, 1876,
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BISHOP WM. M, WIGHTMAN, Prmc/iVz^,
SAMX H. 8CHR0EDER, Secretari/,
HOPKINS' PRINTING OFFCE, No. 26 CAMP STREET/CORNER COMMON.
METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH SOOTH.
DecemlDer 13tli--17th, 1876.
The Thirty-first "session of the Louisiana Annual Conference
was held In the Methodist Church at Trenton, La., beginning on
Wednesday, the Thirteenth day of December, Eighteen Hundred
and Seventy-six,|Bishop W. M.^Wightman in the chair.
The daily sessions were held from 9 o'clock A. M. to 2 o'clock
P. M., and were opened with religious exercises conducted by the
Bishop and various members of the Conference.
SamL^H. Schroederwas elected Secretary, Jno. T. Sawyer, As-
sistant Secretary, and J. W. Medlock Statistical Secretary.
The following members were present during the session:
Clekical. — Jos. B. Walker, D. D., Jno. Mathews, J. T. Sawyer,
Linus Parker, D. D., Lewis A. Eeed, C. Keener, J. A. Ivy, C. W.
Carter, E. S. Trippett, H. O. White, W. P. Owen, T. S. Kandle,
N. S. CorneU, J. L. Wright, A. M. Wailes, G. T. Freeman, B.
Clegg, Wm. Hart, T. H. McClendon, J. A. Miller, J. M. McKee,
W. P. KimbaU, T. J. Upton, M. C. Manley, J. F. Patterson, C.
W. Hodge, J. L. Borden, Eobt. Parvin, W. R. Whatley, F. G.
Hocutt, J. W. Hearn, R. T. Parish, J. T. Daves, A. E. Goodwyn,
R. Rrmdle, J. Pipes, J. M. Brown, J. S. White, Jesse Fulton, R.
M. Crowson, Geo. M. Liverman, Ph. Allen, S. H. Cooper, J. W.
Medlock, J. H. Stone, C. R. Godfrey, J. F. Wynn, J. E. Cobb,
S. H. Schroeder, R. S. Isbell, R. A. Davis, B. F. White,
J. F. Scurlock, A. E. Clay, J. J. BiUingsley, J. M. Johnston,
J. D. Harper, E. B. Foust, J. S. Diivis, P. H. Diffenweirth,
and J. C. Reid.
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Lay.— H. P. WeUs, T. C. Standifer, T. B. Keneau, Jethro
Moore, R. A. Smith, W. J. Lesley, J. W. Jones, W. D. Stayton,
After the introductory rehgious services, appropriate salutatory
remarks were offered by Bishop Wightman, who touched particu-
larly upon the peculiar duties, responsibilities and labors devolv-
ing upon our chief superintendents, and the stii-ring demand in
these troublous times when poHtical and social elements are so
disturbed, for ministerial laborers of strong, robust christian
character, and of uncompromising fidehty to the cause of Christ
The Presiding Elders were constituted a committee to nomi-
nate members to fill the various committees required, and re-
ported the following nominations, which were approved by the
Committee on Public Woeship.
C. W. Carter, H. O. White, and R. S. Trippett.
Committee on Sunday Schools.
B. F. White, J. M. Brown, and James Ford.
Committee on Education.
Baxter Clegg, J. Lane Borden, and T. C. Standifer.
Committee on Church Publications.
Thomas J. Upton, W. P. Owen, and Thomas B. Reneau.
Committee on Bible Cause.
R. S. Trippett, Jos. H. Stone, and W. D. Stay ton.
Committee on Temperance.
John Pipes, Baxter Clegg, and Robert Parvin.
President C. G. Andrews, of Centenary College, and President
Thomas H. Armstrong, of Mansfield Female College, were pres-
ent during the session representing the interests and claims of
their respective institutions.
The regular Disciplinary questions were then taken up, as follows :
Question 1. Who are admitted on trial ?
Answer. Shepherd Halsey Werlein, J. B. Cassity, T. Kenlock
Faunt LeRoy, Thomas J. Hough and J. L. P. Sheppard.
Q. 2. Who remain on trial ?
A. D. A. Boddie and Abel Hoffpauir.
Q. 3. Who are jdiscontinued ?
A. D. M. Ward, at his own request.
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Q. 4. Who are admitted into full connection ?
A. John F. Patterson and George T. Freeman.
Q. 5. Who are re-admitted ?
A. W^ D. Stayton.
Q. 6. Wha are received by transfer ?
A. J. A. Parker, from Little Eock Conference; Phil. H. Moss,
from Alalama Conference; James E. Bradley, from Columbia Con-
ference; A. A. Corne'tt; from N. W. Texas Conference.
Q. 7. Who are the deacons of one year ?
A. W. E. Whatley, T. S. Eandle, J. W^ Hearn and A. M.
Q. 8. What traveling preachers are elected deacons ?
A. John F. Patterson and Geo. T. Freeman.
Q. 9. What traveling preachers are ordained deacons ?
A. John F. Patterson and Geo. T. Freeman.
Q. 10. What local preachers are elected deacons ?
A. J. B. Cassity und J. L. P. Sheppard.
Q. 11. What local preachers are ordained deacons ?
A. J. B. Cassity, J. L. P. Sheppard and James W. Madison.
Q. 12. What traveling preachers are elected elders ?
A. All E. Clay, John T. Sawyer, J. Shelton White, James J.
BiUingsley, Wm. Hart, Jacob D. Harper and Enos B. Foust.
Q. 13. What travehng preachers are ordained elders ?
A. A. E. Clay, John T. Sawyer, J. S. White, J. J. BiUingsley,
Wm. Hart, J. D. Harper and E. B. Foust.
Q, 14. What local preachers are elected elders ?
Q. 15. Y/hat local preachers are ordained Ideers ?j
Q. 16. Who are located this year ?
Q. 17. Who are supernumeraries this year ?
A. W. P. KimbaU, J. M. Franklin, Geo. Jackson and Patrick
Q. 18. Who are superannuated ?
A. H. C. Thweatt, J. S. Davis, W. E. Doty, E. W. Yancey, P.
M. Goodwyn, Joel Saunders, P. H. Diifenweirth, J. C. Eeid and
Q. 19. What preachers have died this year ?
Q. 20. Are all the preachers blameless in their lives and
official administration ?
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A. Their names were called one by one, and their characters
were examined and passed.
Q. 21. What is the number of local preachers and members
in the several stations, circuits and missions of the Conference ?
A. Local Preachers 81
Last year 76
.. 540 ..
.. 401 ..
.. 122 ..
.. 120 ..
.. 84 ..
.. 124 ..
.. 54 ..
.. 183 ..
.. 27 ..
jmbers in the
"What is the number of local preachers
various Stations, Circuits and Missions of
f erence ?
NEW ORLEANS DISTR
Caron del et Street
St Charles Street,
' Baton Rouge,
Plaquemine and Grosse Tete ..
.. 112 ..
.. 144 .
... 143 .
.. 238 ..
.. 80 ..
.. 125 .
.. 425 ..
.. 71 ..
.. 77 ..
... 75 .
.. 321 ..
"Waterproof and St. Joseph
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Natchitoches Ct., 125
South Bossier, 204
Anacoco and Leesville, 484 .....
North Bossier ,. . -- - 130
. . 212
Alexandria and Pii
. . - 2572
H'Burg and Sicily
Vermillionville and Plaq Brulee 171
Grand Coteau, 95
Patterson ville and
Grand Cheniere, ..
Morgan City 81
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Lake Charles, 75
Bayou Boeuff , 70 1
Spring Creek, 233 2
Sugartown 170 3
Calcasieu, 49 .. .. 1
New Orleans District, 1655 ..,
Delhi District 1811 ..,
Homer District, 3.37 ..,
Shreveport District, 2572 ..,
Alexandria District, 1995 ..
Opelouflas District, 2220 ..
Last year, 13437
Increase, 553 5
NOTE. — The colored membership yet remaining with our churches are included in the aggre-
gates of the several appointments with which they are associated. Being few and scattered, we have
not provided a special column for them as heretofore. — Secretabt.
Questions 22 and 23. How many infants and adults have been
baptized during the year?
New Orleans District, 16 108
Delhi District, 40 61
Homer District, 306 87
Shreveport District, 60 132
Alexandria District, 187 112
Opelousas District 85 195
Total 694 695
Questions 24, 25, 26. What is the number of Sunday Schools,
teachers and scholars?
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NEW OJILEANS DISTRICT.
St. Charles Street,
Plaquemine and (jrosse TetC;
Rayville, No report
Waterproof and St. Joseph, ,
Tensas, '. No report
Arcadia, No report
Indian Village, .No report
Farmerville, No report
Anacoco and Leesville,
$ 25 00
$ 38 00
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Alexandria and Pineville,
Harrisonburg and Sicily Island,
Trinity no report
Saline no report
Vermillionville and Plaq Brulee,
Pattersonville and Morgan City
Sugar town no report
Calcasieu no report
Simmsport, no report
New Orleans District
Shreveport District, .
Alexandria Distinct, .
Opelousas District, . .
37 $ 24 00
200 15 00
110 685 1237! 90 00
1000 41 00
200 18 00
100 20 00
175 110 00
50 00 260
10 00 40
1238 54631 682 00
648 00 765
59 00 360
20 00 167
37 00 515'
20 00 603
720 5175 14882
778 4896 KilOG
1731 00 i
1727 56 i
784 00 2506 159
426 60 2110 243
3 44' 357 40 396
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Question 27. What amount is necessary for the superannuated
preachers, and the widows and orphans of deceased preachers ?
Q. 28. What has been collected on the foregoing accounts
during the past year, and how has it been apphed ?
A. $1820; applied as follows: .
Mrs. Fielding Bell | 55 00
Mrs. Uriah Whatley 70 00
Mrs. Richmond Randle 80 00
Mrs. John Wilkinson and orphans 205 00
Mrs. J. D. Adams 225 00
Mrs. R. R. Alexander and orphans 120 00
Mrs. W. G. McGaughey 90 00
Mrs. J. H. Waters 50 00
Orphans of C. J Halberg 75 00
JohnC. Reid 125 00
E. W. Yancey 50 00
P. H. Diffenweirth 150 00
Joel Saunders 75 00
H. C. Thweatt 110 00
J. S. Davis 160 00
P. M. Goodwyn 175 00
Amount apportioned to the Conference |800 00
Amount collected 650 50
Deficit $149 50
Resolved, That the claims of the superannuated preachers, and widows and
orphans be $3:580 for the ensuir.g year, and that the preachers pay five per
cent of their total receipts in order to meet these claims,
Resolved, That the Bishops' claim for the ensuing year be eight hundred
dollars, and that it be apportioned to the several districts as follows, with
instructions that the Presiding Elders divide the amount for their respective
districts among the several circuits and stations of the same ; and that they
take up collections to meet the amount as apportioned.
APPORTIONMENT FOR 1877.
New Orleans District $300 00
Delhi District 100 00
Homer District 166 66
Shreveport District 100 00
Alexandria District 66 67
Opelousas District 66 67
Total $800 00
JOINT BOARD OF FINANCE FOR 1877.
Clerical— John Mathews, T. H. McClendon, J. A. Parker, J.
M. Brown, C. Keener, B. F. White.
Lay— K. M. Walmsley, H. P. Wells, F. M. McCormack, R. W.
Ford, R. J. Bowman, A. H. Moss.
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The Conference Missionary Anniversary was held in the church
at Trenton, on Friday night, December 15th, 1876.
The meeting was opened with religious exercises conducted
by Rev. C. Gr. Andrews, of the Mississippi Conference.
Rev. John Mathews, President of the Conference Board of Mis-
sions, present and presiding.
The speaker of the evening was Rev. Joseph B. Walker, D. D.
Rev. Joel T. Daves, Secretary, and Rev. A. E. Goodwyn, Treas-
urer, presented their Reports, as follows :
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF THE BOARD OF
MISSIONS OF THE LOUISIANA CONFERENCE.
To the Bishop and Members of the Louisiana Annual Conference, M. E.
It is with no small degree of pleasure that we note a decided advance
moveraent in our Missionary operations. This is seen perhaps more in an
increased mission spirit than in. money given or work done. There can be no
question that the intelligent spirit of the Church responded with a glad heart
to the aggressive step taken by our General Mission Board last May. The
appropriations were over |20,000 in excess of the year before. This was a
step in the right direction. We trust it is to be followed by others. The
Church throughout her boundaries felt the impetus given. She is willing,
we believe, to follow her wise and godly leaders.
But while we rejoice in and feel the inspiration of this timely forward
movement, we are saddened as we behold the wide margin yet to be filled.
There is much work to be done. The demands of the hour call for earnest,
organized activity.. In delay there is danger at home and abroad. The
heathen perish at our very doors, and we are dying in withholding from
tJiem life and immortality.
As a Church, we have long lingered by the way. We have wasted our'
substance and frittered away our strength. In numbers and resources, other
churches, far our inferiors, have moved forward to high places in the mission
field. They have seized our crown. They are reaping golden harvests.
With any sense of the religion of Jesus m our hearts, and with His Word
in our hands, it seerns strange that we could either be ignorant of duty, or
cold and inactive in this glorious enterprise. God meant all that He said m
the solemn utterances, "Ye are the Light of the World — Ye are the Salt of
the Earth. " In His dependence upon the Church for the spread of His
name among men, God is literally helpless, Having exhausted His own
resources in the work of human redemption — in planting the vine — He can
only depend upon the branches for the fruit necessary to men. Having given
us the theory of religion in His Word, He must rely upon the disciples for
its practice — its demonstration — before the World, A7id so it must needs be.
For the development and final salvation of the one to whom is committed
the light, is suspended upon the full development and practice of the mission
principle — the germ and basis of his own life. So the mission principle is the
law of our religion^ being. Every thing depends upon it. It is the fountain
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giving water to the stream. It is at once, the heart, the blood, and the
spiritual brains of the Christian man or woman. This mission principle then,
in the Church, is the highest expression of Divine power and of Divine
benevolence. God spake Worlds into existence. From nothing, systems
were flung out into space. But to save man he gave Himself in sacrifice.
In the creation of vast orbs and burning suns, there were songs and shouts
of gladness among the angels. But m the Divine travail,' harps were
unstrung and silence reigned throughout the wondrous domains of eternity.
Such agony alone, such throes only, were commensurate with the demands of
the hour. Man was brought to the birth in the ripeness and fullness of
Divme effort — in the ripeness and fullness of Divine anguish.
As God gave Himself in sacrifice to give us life, the same spirit of sacrifice
is to be in us, to maintain that life. The only true — the only real life is a
life of sacrifice. The mission principle is just this spirit of self-abnegation —
of self-immolation. The salt, in saving, is consumed -by the thing saved. The
light, in giving light to others, feeds upon its own life. The Christian man
or woman, in saving others, is himself sacrificed. The imperative, " Go into
all the World," implies the same uncompromising obligation to soul into all
the World. The "Woe is me if I preach not the Gospel," contains the
same awful, unutterable "Woe" if I send not the Gospel. It i.s; not a
matter of choice with us. It is a simply matter of life or death.
God not only appeals to us by such logic as the above, but, as if He would
leave no means untried, makes a recognition and practice of this principle
the only means of safe temporal success The only true receptive condition
is that of constant, unstinted giving. On the one hand, there is an inheritance of
deep religious benedictions. ' For it is more blessed to give than to receive. "
And on tlie other hand, there is an abundant increase in kind to follow the
offerings made. "Give, and it shall be given unto you, good measure, pressed
down, and shaken together and running over, shall men give into your
bosom. " With our tithes and offerings God invites and urges us to prove
Him and see if He will not pour out such a blessing as that there will not be
room enough to receive it. It is true, men sometimes succeed without anj''
recognition of God's claim upon their time or money. In such success, there
is always a double defect. Without Heaven's benedictions resting upon
them, earthly possessions are ever a curse — an eating cancer — destroying
all life. In the very act of such acquiring there is inherent disqualification
for possession or enjoyment. That whicli has a smiling face and large promise
of friendship, inviting to pursuit, is the smile of deceit and the promise of all
So, apparently, even man's selfishness is made the minister to urge him
to duty and to success.
If our earthly success — if our heavenly inheritance — the life that now is,
and that which is to come — depends upon a recognition and practice of this
principle, is there not most consummate folly in withholding our substance
or our lives, from God's altar? The question answers itself.
And then, laying aside such considerations — appealing to every possible
interest — humanity alone demands a just and exact response to duty in this
direction. To man, even as a superior animal, the only rule of life is the
golden rule of God. Having received the light ourselves — resting in the
sunshine of happy hearts and smiling fac^s — listening enraptured to the
tender tones of mother's love and wife's holy aflection — throbbing with a
strange joy, welling up as a fountain of living waters, from the sweet prattle
of children, and our lives crowned with God's ripest benedictions, is it not
far beneath the dignity of our manhood to withhold like blessings from
others? — not to desire to reach out the helping hand and crown the lives of
others? " Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. "
In the bounds of our Conference we have but little missionary ground in
cultivation. There is a large territory to be occupied if we had the men and
means. These we have not. You will see, from the appropriations of the
Board, that, with only one or two partial missions, several weak charges
have been supplemented, to give an actual bare support to the preachers sent.
The lack of home work, it would seem, gives just now, special stress to true
mission work — that of foreign fields. At home, the poorest have the precious
Word of God. They are under the benign influences of the Gospel and
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religious civilization. The Church may possibly, in carmg for self, destroy
her true vitality. Judaism gave birth to Christianity. Yet, doubtless, but
for the mission work, m foreign fields, of that grandest of men and sublime
type of a real missionary — Paul, the Apostle — she would have re-absorbed
and destroyed her own child. The reflexive infiuence of mission work is
more potent for good upon the Church of God than any or all direct home
work. Charity, in this particular, does not begin at home. Light and Life
and Strength come not from within.'^ut from without.
God has given us a glorious inheritance of labor — mighty fields to cultivate.
They lie stretched out before us in darkness and desolation. Upon them the
sun never shines. Teeming millions sit in the shadow of death. To the God
of our fathers their bitter cry goes up, " No man careth for my soul. " The
man of Ma.cedonia stands by our side with pleading tongue. The anguished
appeals of dying men are wafted to us upon every breeze. Like the despairing
wails cf the lost, they come — rising and swelling, from over the far distant
seas. To us they are committed. Shall we prove recreant to our holy trust?
Shall our seven hundred thousand men and women longer sit with folded
hands, at ease in Zion ? God forbid.
We have organized important missions in China, in South America, in Cuba,
in Mexico— poor, suffering Mexico — torn and bleeding and dying. These are
lingering almost literally between life and death. They are weak and
halting, when they ought now to put on the vigor of young life. Shall we
let them die? Shall we let them die when even in our poverty and
distress, we have our hands full of God's gold and silver, that ought to go,
as upon angels' wings, to their relief? NO, a thousand times, NO. Let the
response come from every heart that throbs with the hope of immortality, of
that is moved by the common impulse of humanity.
JOEL T. DAVES,
Report of A. E. Goodwyn, Treasurer.
NEW OELEANS DISTRICT.
Carondelet Street, 207 65 86 00
Carondelet Street Sunday School 360 00
Felicity Street,(|20 for China fromMrs, J.B.Walker) 230 50 123 50
Felicity Street Sunday School 180 30
Moreau Street, 17 40 10 00
Moreau Street Sunday School 86 03
St Charles Avenue ....' 102 00
Louisiana Avenue 105 90
Algiers, 7 60
Baton Rouge, 10 00
Lafourche, 1 50
1308 88 282 25
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Monroe 5 70
Waterproof and St- Joseph 19 45
Bastrop 113 00
Bastrop Sunday School 15 70
Floyd... 35 00
Tensas .- 4 25
Delhi 12 00
Lind Grove, 10 00
Winnsboro 8 30
Alexandria and Pineville, 5 00 .
Harrisonburg and Sicily Island, 8 00 ,
Columbia 7 50 .
Centerville 1 00 .
Caldwell 2 00 .
Homer, 6 75
Haynesville, 5 80
Lisbon, 3" 00
Minden, 51 00
Minden Sunday School 13 00
Downsville, 5 00
Indian Village, 2 00
Lewisville, 2 10
Vernon, 20 00
Sparta, 12 00
Shreveport 52 15 15 00
Shreveport Sunday School 27 00
Pleasant Hill '. 7 00
North Bossier, 10 00
South Bossier 30 00
Mooringsport 13 25
Webster, 6 00
Mansfield, 16 05
Mansfield Sunday School 10 00
DeSoto, 16 00
Natchitoches Ct 1 00
Caddo 18 00
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Opelousas, 35 00 15 00
Franklin, 21 95 11 90
New Iberia, 27 60 24 00
Bayou Bceuff .i. 5 00
Spring Creek :.. 3 00
Washington, 23 00 11 50
Pattersonville and Morgan City 10 00 5 00
Lake Charles.. ' 26 50 10 00
Evergreen '15 00 10 00
Abbeville, 10 25
Vermillionville and Plaq Brulee 10 00 5 75
Grand Coteau, 4 00
186 30 98 15
H E O A F I T XJ L A^ T I O IV -
FOR FOREIGN MISSIONS.
New Orleans District, 1308 88
Delhi District, 223 40
Alexandria District, ; 23 50
Homer District, ..." 147 65
Shreveport District, 206 45
Opelousas District, , 186 30
One half of Anniversary Collection 136 55
Total, 2232 73
Credits on Foreign Missions' Account.
By amount sent to China by Felicity Street Sunday School.. |180 30 '
do do do do Moreau Street Sunday School,, . 86 03
do do do A. H. Bedford, Agent, as per receipt, 10 00
By Drafts and Receipts for money in his hands 293 35
By Amounts to J. C. Keener, as per receipts 315 90
By Amount to R. J. Harp for A. H. Bedford, Agent 1347 15
FOR DOMESTIC MISSIONS.
New Orleans District $282 25
Delhi District 80 05
Alexandria District 18 55
Homer District 59 25
Shreveport District 65 60
Opelousas District 98 15
Total, $603 85
Raid by J. F. Cobb, on pledge 10 00
One Half of Anniversary Collection 136 55
Cash on hand at last Report 880 59
• $1630 99
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Credits on Domestic Missions' Account.
By Amount Draft Opelousas District 100 00
do do do Marion Mission 100 00
do do do Lafourche Mission ....7. 250 00
do do do For Conference Minutes 175 00
do do do Cash on hand 1005 99
Amount assessed the Louisiana Conference by the
General Board (for Foreign Missions), for 1877. . .$3330 00
Apportioned as Follows.
New Orleans District ; 1250 00
Delhi District 500 00
Homer District 580 (>0
Shreveport District 550 00
Alexandria Diserict 200 00
Opelousas District 300 00
Amount assessed the Conference for the Home
work, (Domestic Missions), for 1877 $825 00
Divided among the Districts as Follo^vs.
New Orleans District , 350 00
Delhi District 75 00
Homer District 100 00
Shreveport District 125 00
Alexandria District 75 00
Opelousas District •. 100 00
The above Amount to be Appropriated as Follo'ws.
New Orleans District — Lafourche Mission ?200 00
Homer District — Expenses of Jas. E. Bradley returning from
Oregon 150 00
Alexandria Distri(?t — Evergreen 75 00
Saline 50 00
Opelousas District- -Calcasieu Mission 175 00
For Printing Conference Minutes 175 00
W. M. WIGHTMAN, Bishop Presiding.
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LOUISIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE BOARD OF MISSIONS
METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH SOUTH.
Aeticle 1. This Board shall be denominated the Louisiana
Annual Conference Board of Missions, auxiliary to the Board of
Missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.
Art. 2. The Board shall consist of nine members, elected an-
nually by the Conference, five of whom shall constitute a quorum
for business. At their first meeting the Board shall elect from
their number a President, a Vice President, a Secretary and a
Treasurer. The Board shall have power to fill all vacancies oc-
curring by death, resignation or otherwise.
Art. 3. The President, or in his absence, the Vice President,
shall preside at all meetings of the Board.
Art. 4. The Secretary shall keep full and complete records of
all the proceedings of the Board, and prepare the annual report
of the Board for the Louisiana Annual Conference, a copy of
which report he shall forward to the Secretary of the Board of
Missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and perform
such other duties as the Board may direct.
Art. 5. The Treasurer shall take charge of all the funds and
properties of the Board, subject to the orders of the Board, and
shall make a full report annually of all the receipts and disburse-
ments; and he shall transmit to the Treasurer of the General
Board all moneys he may receive for general purposes.
Art. 6. The Board shall regulate its own affairs. It shall have
absolute control of the Missions it may establish, with the con-
sent of the Preachers of the Conference, within its own bounds,
and of the funds raised for their support. It shall hold a public
Anniversary Missionary meeting at each session of the Confer-
ence, the proceeds of which shall be equally divided between
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the Conference Board and the General Board. It shall publish
a full report of its operations every year in the Minutes of the
Conference. It shall annually estimate the amount that may be
necessary for the support of the Missions of the Conference, and
apportion the same to the Presiding Elders' Districts for collec-
tion; and it shall divide the apportionment of the General Board
among the several Districts of the Conference.
Art. 7. An annual collection shall be taken up in every con-
gregation, by the President in charge, in aid of the Conference
Missions, and another in aid of the Foreign ]\Iissions, the pro-
ceeds of which shall be transmitted to the Treasurer of the
Art. 8. This Constitution may be altered and amended by a
vote of a majority of the Conference at any of its annual sessions.
OFFICERS OF THE BOARD FOR 1877.
President JNO. MATHEWS.
Vice President T. C. STANDIFER.
Secretary JOEL T. DAVES.
Treasurer A. E. GOODWYN.
A. E. GOODWYN. T. C. STANDIFER.
R. S. TRIPPETT. J. W. JONES.
JNO. MATHEWS. JAS. FORD.
JOEL T. DAVES.
J. A. MILLER.
N. S. CORNELL.
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Miscellaneous Collections and Church Property,
St. Charles Street,.
Waterproof and St. Joseph
Floyd, = . . .
HaynesviUe . . .
Downsville, . . .
Farmerville . • .
$ 100 00
$ 277 00
$ 367 00
A acoco and Leeaville,
Springville , ,
723 50 360 00
738 00 323 00
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Miscellaneous Collections and Church Property-Continued.
Alexandria and Pineville, .
Harrisoub'g & Sicilylsland
Vermiirnville, Plaq Bnilee
Patters 'uville.Morgan City
Evergreen, ( '
1 , 2,500
6 I 1,500
6 I 1,150
78 50 86 GDI |268 25
98 50 1 86 00
33 I 16,050
20 \ 29,300
New Orleans District
Shreveport District, .
Alexandria District, .
8310 17 2170 00
941 00 1063 20 352 55
18 fl7,W0, 31,805
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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.
The following resolutions were apperided to the report from
the Committee on Sunday Schools and adopted.
'Resolved, 1st. That the influence of the Sunday School in religious teaching
and culture cannot be too highly estimated, but is not a substitute for
either parental or pastoral instruction.
2. That the true success and aim of all Sunday School instruction and work
should be the conversion of the children, and bringing them into connection
with the Church ss members.
3d. That we will devote ourselves with renewed and consecrated effort in
promoting the cause of "Sunday Schools, imploring the aid and blessing of the
Holy Spirit on our labors.
4th. That to further this end, we will endeavor to patronize and circulate
the Sunday School periodicals and literature of our Church, as best calculated
to teach and disseminate the doctrines and usages of the Methodist Episcopal
B, F. WHITE, , ^
J. M. BROWN, }
The report of the Committee on Church Publications was
accompanied with the following resolutions, which were adopted
by the Conference, viz:
Resolved, 1st. That we will endeavor to assist Dr. Redford in liquidating
the indebtedness of our Publishing House, by the purchase and sale of our
2d. That we will gndeavor to place the Nashville Christian Advocate
in the families of our several charges after supplying them with our own
3d. That we consider the New Orleans Cheistiai^ Advocate in every
respect worthy of our patronage and will endeavor to place it in every
Methodist family m our charges.
4th. That we heartily recommend our Sunday School periodicals to our
Sunday Schools and people, and solicit their patronage.
THOS. J. UPTON,
T, B. RENEAU, ^Com.
W. P. OWEN,
The following re]3orts and resolutions submitted by the Com-
mittee on Education were adopted.
Your Committee on Education respectfully report that Centenary College,
as shown in the report of President Andrews, is progressing in the great work
of E;lucation more satisfactorily than in the past years just preceding.
The Faculty is full, "and the capacity of the Institution to do successful
work, in the education of the sons of our people, seems fully estabHshed,
We therefore recom_mend the adoption of the following resolution.
Resolved, That we will recommend Centenary College to the patronage of
the public and affectionately urge our people to educate their sons at our
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MANSFIELD FEMALE COLLEGE.
Reports from Mansfield Female College show it to be in a vigorous and
growing condition under the direction of President Armsteo^s'g, assisted by a
full corps of competent instructors.
We cannot overestimate the value that shall attach to it in the field of
operation which it occupies, when the projected Kail Road shall be completed
and easy access obtained. Its past success, however great, will be excelled
in the future.
We respectfully submit the following resolutions.
Resolved, 1st, That we, the Louisiana Conference, do most earnestly com-
mend Mansfield Female College to the patronage of the public, with the
clear conviction that it is worthy of full confidence.
2d. That the Board of Managers for 1877 be Rev. John Pipes. Rev. Joel T,
Daves, Rev. J. M. Brown, William Beynon and Israel Brown.
PIERCE AND PAINE COLLEGE.
This Institation is situated in the southern part of De Soto Parish,
The M. E. Church Soutli has here in land six hundred and forty acres, and
a two story brick house 'n which a private school is conducted by Prof. J.
W. Moss, a graduate of Cti.rf^nary College, and Mrs. M. Williams, a graduate
of Mansfield Female Collegt-.
This property is on the line of the projected Rail Road from New Orleans
to Shreveport, by way of Red River.
Resolved, 1st. That it is important that the Board of Trust be kept full and
be published annually in the Conference Minutes, and that the property 1)6
rented and proceeds expended in improvements, under the supervision of
the local Board of Trust.
2d. That the Board of Trust be constituted as follows :
CLERICAL— Bishop J. C. Keener, J. M. Brown, J. A. Miller, R. J. Harp,
B. F. Alexander, B. Clegg, A. E. Goodwyn, R. Parvin, John Pipes, Frederick
White and J, M. Franklin.
LAY.— H, J. Davis, Secretary, T. A. Armstrong, E. W. Jackson, N. C.
Gibbs, W. D, Gooch, J. M. Gibbs, J. Porter, R. W, Freeman, H. S. Kennedy,
J, C. Leopold and W. Hampton.
Resolved, That it is with no small degree of pleasure we learn thai Rev. J.
Lane Borden has opened a Female School of high grade in Monroe.
Resolved, That the co-operation of this Conference is hereby extended to
Brother Borden in this most important enterprise.
Resolved, Tliat we do cordially recommend Prof. Magruder's Institution at
Baton Rouge, to the patronage of those wishing boys educated and prepared
TRENTON HIGH SCHOOL.
Whereas, R. A. Smith, Esq., one of the lay members of this Conference, is
in charge of the Trenton High School,
And, Whereas, said school, if properly conducted, will be of great advan-
tage to the cause of education in that portion of the country,
Resolved, That the Louisiana Conference will heartily co-operate with
Brother Smith in his enterprise.
VISITING COMMITTEES. .
Rev. Linus Parker, D. D., Rev, A. E. Goodwyn, W. H. N, Magruder.
Rev. R. Randle, Rev. J. Pipes, B. S. McCutchin.
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Resolved, That we heartily co-operate with the South-Western Bible
Society in the distribution of the Holy Scriptures in the various fields of labor
to which we may be called.
Resolved, further, That we will take up collections in behalf of the Bible
Cause whenever practicable.
Resolved, 1st. That we will endeavor clearly to establish the fact among
our people that the law of the Church prohibits the manufacture of and traffic
in intoxicating liquors, as well as its use as a beverage
2d. That we will commend to our people temperance literature, as one of
the most efficient means of promoting the Cause of Temperance, especially
among the young.
3d That we will endeavor to teach our people the great inconsistency of
indulging in the use of intoxicating liquors while they remain in the Church.
Rev. Linus Parker, D. D., offered the following resolutions
which were adopted :
Whereas, A Joint Commission representing the M, E. Church and the
M. E. Church South, met at Cape May in August last, and agreed upon
principles and conditions for the settlement of questions pending between the
Resolved, 1st. That the adjustment, so unanimously and heartily effected
by the Commissioners, is in our opinion, fair and honorable to both the
Resolved, 2d. That we regard the action of the Commissioners in the prem-
ises as an authoritative and final settlement of the question at issue and bind-
ing upon all the Ministers and Members of the two Churches represented,
and that we cordially acquiesce in and will faithtfully abide by the same,
Resolved, 3d That we, as a Conference, deeply regret the death, of Rev.
E, H. Myers, D. D., Chairman of the Commissioners on Fraternity, to whom
the Church is largely indebted for the happy results of the Cape May
The foUow^ing resolutions were passed unanimously by a rising
vote of the Conference.
Resolved, That we tender to our beloved Bishop Wightman our thanks for
his able and urbane Presidency over our Conference, and that we shall
always hail with pleasure his return among us.
Resolved, That the thanks of this Conference be and are hereby tendered
to the citizens of Trenton for their generous and hospitable entertainment of
Resolved, That the thanks of this Conference be and are hereby tendered to
Mr. D. B. Truesdale, Proprietor of the Monroe House, Monroe, La,, for his
hospitable entertainment and kind attentions to the Brethren in passing to
and from Monroe.
Upon motion, a vote of thanks was tendered to the various Steamboats,
Rail Roads and Stages, for favors granted, reduction of fare and kindnesses —
and it was resolved that the Secretary be requested to furnish the Monroe
Journal with a cbpy of these acknowledgments for publication.
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COMMITTEES OE EXAMINATION, AND COURSE OE
FOR EXAMINATION OF CANDIDATES FOR ADMISSION ON TRIAL.
B. Clegg, C. W. Carter, Jno. E. Winn.
Studies. — The Bible, in reference to doctrines generaUv; Wes-
ley's Sermons on Justification by Eaitli, and on tiie "Witness of the
Spirit; Book of Discipline; the or dinaiy branches of an Enghsh
Committee — Clans of First Year — J. W. Medlock, H. O. White,
Jno. a. Miller.
Studies. — The Bible, in reference to its historical and I iograph-
ical parts, and its chronology; Book of Discipline, ■with special
reference to chapter 1, sections 1 and 2; Manual of Disx^ipline,
cliaj)ters 1 and 2; Weslej^'s Sermons, vol. 1; Balston's Elements
of Divinity; Watson's Institutes, part 4; Preacher's Manual;
Redtord's History of the Organization of the M. E. Church South.
Written Sermon on Repentance.
Books of Reftrence — Watson's Biblical and Theological Diction-
ary; Theological Compend; Fletcher's Works; Watson's Life of
Committee — Class of Secoi\d Yrar — John Mathews, B. F.
White, J. M. Brown.
Studies. — The Bible, in reference to its prophetical parts;
Wesley's Sermons, vol. 2; Watson's Institutes, part 3; Smith's
Elements of Divinity; Book of Discipline, -with special reference
to chapters 2, 3 and 4; Manual of Discipline, chapters 3 and 4;
Copx^ee's Rhetoric; Written Sermon on Justification by Faith.
Books of Reference — Newton or Keith on the Prophecies, Angus
Hand-Book of the Bible; Claude's Essay on the Composition of a
Sermon; AVatson's Sermons; Bickersteth on the Spirit of Life,
and Whateley's Rhetoric.
Committee— (7/as8 of Third Year—V^. P. Oa\en, B. F. Alex-
ander, C. Keener.
Studies. — The Bible, in reference to the Life of Christ; Wes~
ley's Sermons, vol. 3; Watson's Institutes, part 2; Cop^Dee's Logic;
Edgar's Variations of Popery; Book of Discipline, with spc^cial
reference to chapter 5 to the end; Manual of Discipline, chapters
5, 6 and 7; Rivers' Mental Philosophy, and Written Sermon on
the Witness of the Spirit.
Books of Reference — Young's Christ of History; Neander's Life
of (Christ; Hickok's Mental Science; Yinet's Pastoral Theology;
Stevens' History of Methodism; Paine's Life of McKendi'ee;
D'Auligne's History of the Reformation; Whateley's Logic.
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Committee — Glass of Fourth Year— J. B. Walker, T. J. Upton,
Studies.— The Bible, in reference to tlie Acts and Epistles, their
analysis and design; Wesley's Sermons, vol. 4; Watson's Insti-
tutes, part 1; Powell on Apostolical Succession; Hickok's Moral
Science; Mosheim's Church History; Summers on Baptism:
Book of Discipline, reviewed; Manual of Discipline, chapters 8
and 9 ; Written Sermon on Regeneration.
Boohs of Reference — -Butler's Analogy; Bingham's Antiquities;
Rivers' Moral Philosophy; Hoppin's Homiletics; Wall on Infant
Baptism; Litton's Ciiurcli of Christ; Neander's Church History;
Liddon on the Divinity of Our Lord; Conybe^re and Howson's
Life and Epistles of St. Paul.
Commentaries.- — Clarke's, Watson's Exposition, Wesley's Notes,
Summers on the Gospels, Stier's Words of the Lord Jesus, Lange
on the New Testament, Olshausen on the New Testament, xilford
on the New" Testament, Bloomlield on the New Testament, Mack-
night on the Epistles, Henry's Exposition, Whitby's Commentar}^
Note. — The examination will be confined to the course of study. The books of reference
are recommended to be read, and the commentaries to be consulted.
Class of Fiest Yeae S. H. AVerlein,
T. J. Hough,
T. K. Fount LeRoy,
J. B. Cassity,
J. L- P. Sheppard,
D. A. Boddie.
Class of Thikd Yeae • J. F. Patterson,
G. T. Freeman,
A. M.. Wailes,
J. W. Hearn,
Wm. R. Whatley.
Class of Foueth Yeae T. S. Randle,
Note. — The undergraduates and the committees Of examination are required, by reso-
lution of Conference, to be present at 9 A. M., Tuesday, before Conference session.
DISTRICT CONFERENCES— OF WHOM COMPOSED.
The following is the rule respecting the organization of District
The District Conference shall be composed, first, of all the preachers,
travehng and local, in the District; and, second, of one lay delegate for every
forty members, or fractional part therof, withm the bounds of each Circuit,
Station and Mission in the District. The lay members shall be elected by the
several Quarterly Conferences, and no Quarterly Conference shall be denied
two lay delegates.
SEAT OF NEXT CONFERENCE.
Question 30. "Where shall the next session of Conference be
Answer. Opelousas, La.
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Question 31. Where are the Preachers stationed this year ?
NEW ORLEANS DISTRICT Linus Parker, P. E.
Carondelet Street John Mathews.
Felicity Street J. B. Walker.
St. Charles Avenue To be supplied.
Moreau Street S. H. Schroeder.
Louisiana Avenue John T. Sawyer.
Algiers S. H. Werlein,
Lafourche Mission Lewis A. Reed.
Plaquemme and Grosse Tete T. K Faunt Le Roy.
Baton Rouge A. E. Goodwyn.
Patrick Lane, Supernumerary.
Editor New Orleans Christian Advocate Linus Parker.
New Orleans Book Depository Robert J. Harp, Agent.
South-Western Bible Society James A. Ivy.
Principal Preparatoiy Department A. G. Miller.
DELHI DISTRICT James L. Wright. P. E.
Monroe and Delhi *. Phil. H. Moss.
J. Lane Borden.
Trenton C. W. Carter.
Bastrop , Henry 0. White.
Lind Grove William. P. Owen.
Oak Ridge N. S. Cornell.
Rayville Thos. H. McClendon.
Winnsboro T. S Randle.
Oakley A. M. Wailes.
Waterproof and St. Joseph Baxter Clegg.
Tensas To be supplied.
Floyd B. F. Alexander.
Lake Providence and Pecan Grove R. S. Trippett.
HOMER DISTRICT John A. Miller, P. E-
Homer J. A. Parker.
W. P. Kimball, Supernumerary.
Lisbon Thos J, Upton.
Ha-ynesville Josepli H. Stone.
Mmden Jas. E. Bradley
Sparta R M. Crowson.
Arcadia J. F. Patterson,
Vernon J. M. MeKee.
Indian Village C. W. Hodge.
Lewisville Wm. R. Whatley.
Downsville F. G. Ho'^utt.
Farmerville Robert T. Parish.
Webster A. A. Cornett.
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SHREVEPORT DISTRICT , Robert Randle, P. E.
Shreveport Joel T. Daves,
Mooringsport Win. Hart.
Caddo J. M. Johnston,
Logansport Mission To be supplied.
DeSoto John Pipes.
Mansfield ,...J. M. Brown.
Pleasant Hill ..,.;,:. J. B. Cassity.
J. M. Franklin Supernumerary.
Natchitoches and St. Maurice........ Thomas J. Hough.
Natchitoches Circuit... | To be supplied.
Anacoco and Leesville j ..^ To be supplied.
Springville Ph. Allen.
East Point and Lindsay's Chapel J. C. Reid, Supply.
South Bossier J. W. Medlock.
North Bossier G. M. Liverman.
ALEXANDRIA DISTRICT S. H. Cooper, P. E.
Alexandria and Pineville , C. Keener.
Rapides. J. L. P. Sheppard.
Montgomery ....J. W. Hearn.
Harrisonbujg and Sicily Island C. R. Godfrey.
Centerville D. A. Boddie.
Columbia Jno. F. Wynn.
Geo. Jackson, Supernumerary.
Castor W. Biggs, Supply.
Saline To be supplied.
■ Colfax ...W. D. Stayton.
Bayou Boeuff ....Frederick White.
Evergreen Robert Parvin.
Spring Creek J. F. Scurlock.
OPELOUSAS DISTRICT James E. Cobb, P. E.
Opelousas J. J. Billingsley.
Washington ; R. S. Isbell.
Vermillionville and Plaq Brulee Robert A. Davis,
Grand Coteau.. '. J. V. Pointer.
Abbeville Enos B. Foust.
Pauperville '. Abel Hoffpauir.
New Iberia M. C. Manley.
Franklin B. F. White.
Pattersonville and Morgan City A. E. Clay.
Lake Charles J. D Harper.
Grand Cheniere G. T. Freeman.
Sugartown P. Galvin, Supply.
Calcasieu Mission W. B. Pilley.
Teansferred: — J. Shelton AVhite, to Memphis Conference; William E. Munsey,
to St. Louis Conference.
Superannuated; — H. C. Thwea^t, John S. Davis, W. E. Doty, E. W. Yancey,
P. M. Goodwyn, Joel Saunders, Phil. M. Diffenweirth, J. C. Reid and Jesse Fulton.
30 Minutes of the Louisiana Annual Conference.
ACT OF INCORPORATION OF THE LOUISIANA ANNUAL
CONFERENCE, M. E. CHURCH SOUTH.
To Incorporate the Louisiana Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal
Sectiojt 1 Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of 'Representatives of the
State of Louisiana, in General Assembly ronvened, That John C Keener,
H. N. iVLcTyeire, J. Saunders, R. flandle, J. B. Walker, S. J. Davies, L. Par-
ker, Philo M. Goodwyn, and L. A. Pteed, and their associates and successors,
such as the Louisiana Annual Conference may, from time to time, think
proper to appoint, be and they are hereby created a body politic and corpo-
rate, under the name and style of the " Louisiana Annual Conference of the
Methodist Episcopal Church South, " and by which name and corporation
shall have succession and be capable of suing and being sued, entering into
contracts and receiving and holding property for educational purposes and
such charitable uses as may, from time to time, be specified by the said Con-
ference at its annual sessions, either by donation or purchase.
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, etc.. That the domicile of said corporation
shall be located in the City of New Orleans, and the affairs thereof shall l)e
managed by nine trustees, to be appointed by the Louisiana Annual Confer-
ence, one of whom shall be elected president. The president and four trustees
shall form a quorum, and shall have power to appoint all other oflficers
necessary for conducting its affairs, and make and adopt such rules, by-laws
and regulations as they may deem proper for the management of said corpo-
ration ; provided, that the same be in conformity with the laws and regula-
tions of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and not repugnant to the
laws of the State.
JOHN M, SANDIDGE,
Speaker of the Houne of Rcpresento:tives.
ROBERT C. \"VICKLIFFE,
Approved March 1"), LS5o: President of the Seiiafr.
P. 0. HEBERT.
A true copy: Governor of the State of Lovimma.
ANDREW, S. HERRON.
Secretory of State.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LEGAL CONFERENCE.
LINUS PARKER, President, PHILO M, GOODWYN,
ROBERT J. HARP, R. S. TRIPPETT,
J. 0. FUQUA, BENJ. F. ALEXANDER,
JOHN MATHEWS, W. H. FOSTER.
ALEX. E. GOODWYN,
Resolved, That the Conference Board of Trustees be instructed to hold a
meeting at every session of the Conference, and to make a report in due form
to the Conference of their proceedings, and of all matter'^> in tneir charge.
Resolved, That the Act of Incorporation be published annually in the
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and reliable Instruments at a bargain. Correspondence invited and
satisfaction guaranteed in, all a "'i I