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ence shall appoint a committee of three, whose duty it shall be to examine the accounts of said agent, and report to the said conference annually; and in case of the death or resignation of the agent, the Ohio conference shall have authority to appoint a successor until the sitting of the ensuing general conference.

5. No books shall hereafter be issued on commission, either from New-York or Cincin nati.

6. Every annual conference shall appoint a committee or committees to examine the accounts of the presiding elders, preachers, and book stewards, in their respective districts or circuits. Every presiding elder, minister, and preacher, shall do every thing in their power to recover all debts due to the concern, and also all the books belonging to the concern, which may remain in the hands of any person within their districts or circuits. If any preacher or member be indebted to the book concern, and refuses to make payment, or to come to a just settlement, let him be dealt with for a breach of trust, and such effectual measures be adopted for the recovery of such debts as shall be agreeable to the direction of the annual conferences respectively.

7. At each annual conference next ensu

ing the passage of this resolution, the presiding elders shall deliver into the hands of the book agents, (or book committee of such conference) for all the books in the several cir⚫cuits and stations in their districts, the receipts of those persons in whose care such books shall have been left. After the appointments for the year ensuing have been announced, the agents or book committee shall give to each preacher, the receipts belonging to his circuit or station, retaining an exact account of the amount called for by such receipts which shall be charged against said preacher, and accounted for by him at the next annual conference; provided that the several presiding elders shall be at equal liberty to sell any such books on the same terms and principles with other preachers, and shall account therefor with the preachers to whom they have been charged, or with the agents, or the book committees of their respective conferences.

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8. The profits arising from the book concern, after a sufficient capital to carry on the business is retained, shall be regularly applied to the support of the distressed travelling preachers and their families, the widows and orphans of preachers, &c. The general book steward shall every year send forward to each annual conference, an account of the

ence shall appoint a committee of three, whose duty it shall be to examine the accounts of said agent, and report to the said conference annually; and in case of the death or resignation of the agent, the Ohi conference shall have authority to appoint successor until the sitting of the ensuing general conference.

5. No books shall hereafter be issued on commission, either from New-York or Cincin nati.

6. Every annual conference shall appoin a committee or committees to examine the accounts of the presiding elders, preachers and book stewards, in their respective dis tricts or circuits. Every presiding elde minister, and preacher, shall do every thi: in their power to recover all debts due to t concern, and also all the books belonging the concern, which may remain in the ha of any person within their districts or circ If any preacher or member be indebted the book concern, and refuses to make ment, or to come to a just settlement, let be dealt with for a breach of trust, and s effectual measures be adopted for the ree ry of such debts as shall be agreeable t direction of the annual conferences res ively.

7. At each annual conference next

ing the passage of this resolution the pres-ding elders shall deliver into the nanos (?) the book agents, (or book committer o: suc: cofference) for all the books In the sever: Ocuits and stations in the district the po ceipts of those persons in whos: car suci books shall have been lett. An pointments for the year ensuing nav, best announced, the agents or boot come shall give to each preacher the fede longing to his circunt or station. Fetzen" 2" exact account of the amour case: such receipts which suat cur aga said preacher, and accounte the next annual conference several presiding eiders Bull. 85 2. tap erty to sell any such books Of In San and principles account therefor wit the they have been charged 0 g or the book comunes £ conferences.

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dividend which the several annual conferences may draw that year and each conference may draw for their proportionate part, on any person who has book money in hands, and the drafts with the receipt of the conference thereon, shall be sent to the general book steward, and be placed to the credit of the person who paid the same.

9. Any travelling preacher who may publish any work or book of his own, shall be responsible to his conference for any obnoxious matter or doctrine therein contained.

SECTION VIII.

Local Preachers to have an allowance in given cases.

1. Whenever a local preacher fills the place of a travelling preacher by the approbation of the presiding elder, he shall be paid for his time, a sum proportional to the allowance of a travelling preacher; which sum shall be paid by the circuit at the next quar terly meeting, if the travelling preacher whose place he filled up, were either sick or necessarily absent; or, in other cases, out of the allowance of the travelling preacher.

2. If a local preacher be distressed in his temporal circumstances, on account of his service in the circuit, he may apply to the

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