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When any Traveling Elder or Deacon is deprived of his credentials, by expulsion or otherwise, they shall be filed with the papers of the Annual Conference of which he was a member; and should he at any future time give satisfactory evidence to said Conference of his amendment, and procare a certificate of the Quarterly Conference of the circuit or station where he resides, or of an Annual Conference who may have admitted him on trial, recommending to the Annual Conference of which he was a member formerly the restoration of his credentials, the said Conference may restore them.
The Election and Ordination of Traveling
Deacons, and their Duty. Quest. 1. How is a Traveling Deacon constituted ?
Answ. By the election of a majority of the Annual Conference, and the laying on of the hands of a Bishop.
Quest. 2. What is the duty of a Traveling Deacon?
Answ. 1. To administer Baptism, and to solemnize Matrimony.
2. To assist the Elder in administering the Lord's Supper.
3. To do all the duties of a Traveling Preacher.
N. B. Whenever a Preacher on trial is selected by the Bishop for a mission, he may, if elected by an Annual Conference, ordain him a Deacon before his probation ends.
No Deacon who ceases to travel without the consent of the Annual Conference, certified under the hand of the President of the Conference, except in case of sickness,
debility, or other unavoidable circumstances, shall on any account exercise the peculiar functions of his office, or even be allowed to preach among us: nevertheless, the final determination in all such cases is with the Annual Conference.
[N. B.-For trial of Deacons, see part ii, chap. 'v, sec. 2.
For the support of Deacons, see part ii, chap. 1, seg. 4.-Ed.)
BUPERANNUATED OR WORN-OUT
SECTION I. The Rights and Privileges of tho who
may live without the Bounds of their own Conferences. Every Superannuated Preacher, who may reside without the bounds of the Conference of which he is a member, shall have a seat in the Quarterly Conference, and all the privileges of membership in the Church where he may reside; and he shall annually forward to his Conference a certificate
f his CI stian and ministerial conduct, together with an account of the number and circumstances of his family, signed by the Presiding Elder of the district, or the Preacher in charge of the circuit or station within whose bounds he may reside; without which the Conference shall not be required to allow his claim.
[N. B.--For support of Superannuated Preachers, see duties of Quarterly Conference, quest. 4, answ. 10.
For the trial of a Superannuated Preacher, see part ii, chap. v, sec. 2.-Ed.]
Preachers. Quest. What directions shall be given concerning Local Preachers ?
Answ. The Quarterly Conference shall have authority to license proper persons to preach, and renew their license annually, when, in the judgment of said Conference, their gifts, grace, and usefulness will warrant such renewal; to recommend suitable candidates to the Annual Conference for Deacons' or Elders' orders in the local connection, for admission on trial in the traveling connection; and to try, suspend, expel, or acquit any Local Preacher in the circuit or station, against whom charges may be brought. Provided, that no person shall be licensed to preach without the recommendation of the society of which he is a member, or of a Leaders' Meeting. Nor shall any one be licensed to preach, or recommended to the Annual Conference to