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quarterly meeting conference, who may give him what relief they judge proper, after the allowance of the travelling preachers and of their wives, and all other regular allowances are discharged.

SECTION IX.

Of Slavery.

Quest. What shall be done for the extirpation of the evil of slavery?

Answ. 1. We declare that we are as much as ever convinced of the great evil of slavery: therefore no slave holder shall be eligible to any official station in our church hereafter, where the laws of the state in which he lives will admit of emancipation, and permit the liberated slave to enjoy freedom.

2. When any travelling preacher becomes an owner of a slave or slaves, by any means, he shall forfeit his ministerial character in our church, unless he execute, if it be practicable, a legal emancipation of such slaves, conformably to the laws of the state in which he lives.

3. All our preachers shall prudently enforce upon our members the necessity of teaching their slaves to read the word of God; and to allow them time to attend upon the public

worship of God on our regular days of divine service.

4. Our coloured preachers and official members shall have all the privileges which are usual to others in the district and quarterly conferences, where the usages of the country do not forbid it. And the presiding elder may hold for them a separate district conference, where the number of coloured local preachers will justify it.

5. The annual conferences may employ coloured preachers to travel and preach where their services are judged necessary; provided that no one shall be so employed without having been recommended according to the form of discipline.

THE END.

CHAPTER I.

Sec. 1. Of the Origin of the Methodist Episcopal Church
Sec. 2. Articles of Religion

Sec. 3. Of the General and Annual Conferences

Sec. 4. Of the Election and Consecration of Bishops and of
their Duty

Sec. 5. Of the Presiding Elders, and of their Duty
Sec. 6. Of the Election and Ordination of travelling Elders,
and of their Duty

Sec. 7. Of the Election and Ordination of travelling Dea-
cons, and of their Duty

Sec. 8. Of the Method of receiving travelling preachers, and
of their Duty

Sec. 9. Of the Duties of those who have the charge of Cir-

cuits

Sec. 17.
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Of employing our time profitably when we are not
travelling, or engaged in public exercises
Of the necessity of union among ourselves
Of the method by which immoral travelling Minis-
ters or Preachers shall be brought to Trial, found
guilty, and reproved or suspended in the intervals
of the Conferences

Sec. 19. How to provide for the Circuits in time of Confer
ence, and to preserve and increase the work of
God

Sec. 20. Of the Local Preachers

Sec. 21. Of Baptism

Sec. 22. Of the Lord's Supper

Sec. 23. Of Public Worship

Sec. 24. Of the Spirit and Truth of Singing

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Sec. 10. Of the Trial of those who think they are moved by
the Holy Ghost to preach

Sec. 11.

Of the matter and manner of Preaching, and of
other public exercises

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Sec. 12. Of the Duty of Preachers to God, themselves, and

one another

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Sec. 14

Rules by which we should continue, or desist from
preaching at any place

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Of visiting from house to house; guarding against
those things that are so common to Professors,
and enforcing Practical Religion
Sec. 15. Of the instruction of Children
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