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by the President, and countersigned by the Secretary of the said Conference.
5. The money subscribed for the Chartered Fund may be lodged, on proper securities, in the States respectively in which it has been subscribed, under the direction of deputies living in such States respectively; provided such securities and such deputies be proposed as shall be approved of by the trustees in Philadelphia; and the stock in which it is proposed to lodge the money be sufficiently productive to give satisfaction to the trustees.
Quest. 2. How shall vacancies in the Board of Trustees of the Chartered Fund be filled ?
Answ. The Board of Trustees shall have power to fill any vacancy or vacancies that may occur in their body by death, resignation, or otherwise, subject, however, to the approval of the first General Conference that may be held after such vacancy or vacancies shall have occurred,
SECTION V. Printing and Circulating of Books, Tracto,
and Periodicals. 1. The principal establishments of the Book Concern shall be in the cities of New York and Cincinnati; the Agents of our principal establishments at New York and Cincinnati, and the Editors of our books and periodicals shall be elected by the General Conference; and there shall be such other establishments as the General Conférence may deem expedient.
2. There shall be an Agent and an As sistant Agent, both of whom shall be chosen from among the Traveling Preachers, and shall be members of such Conferences as they may, with the approbation of the Bishops, select
3. The Agents shall have authority to regulate the publications and all other parts of the business of the Concern, except what belongs to the editorial depart ments, as the state of the finances will admit, and the demands may require. Id shall be their duty to send an exhibit of the state of the Book Concern at New York to each session of the Annual Conferences, and report quadrennially to the General Conference.
4. They shall publish such books and tracts as are recommended ly the General Conference, and may, if approved by the Editors, publish such as are recommended by the Book Committee at New York, or recommended by an Annual Conference; and they may reprint any book or tract which has been once approved and published by us, when in their judgment, and in the judgment of the Editors, the same ought to be reprinted; or they may publish any new work which may be approved by the Editors..
5. There shall be an Editor of the Methodist Quarterly Review and general books, and an Editor for the Christian Advocate and Journal, who, if chosen from among the Traveling Preachers, shall be members of such Conferences as they may, with the approbation of the Bishops, select. There shall be an Editor at New York of Sun. day-school and Tract Publications, whose duty it shall be, in consultation with the Book Agents, to superintend all such publications issued at our Book Room, and to have charge of the Sunday-School Adrocate or other Sunday-school and Traci
periodicals; and he shall be subject to the same regulations and restrictions which govern the other editors in New York. The Editor of Sunday-school publications shall also be the Corresponding Secretary of our Sunday-School Union, and of the Tract Society.
6. The Book Committee at New York shall consist of seven Traveling Ministers, * to be chosen by the General Conference. During the intervals of the General Conference, they shall have power to fill any va. cancy that may occur in their own body. It shall be the duty of the Book Committee to examine into the condition of the Book Concern, to inspect the accounts of the Agents, and make a report thereof yearly to all the Annual Conferences, and to General Conference. They shall also attend to such matters as may be referred to them by the Editors or Agent for their action or counsel. And they shall have power to suspend an Editor or Agent from his official relation as such, if they judge it necessary for the interests of the Church and the Concern. And a time shall be fixed, at as early a day as practicable, for the investigation of the official conduct of the said Editor or
[* See Appondix C.-Ed.]
Agent, at which two or more of the Bishops shall be requested to attend; and by the concurrence of the Bishops present, and of a majority of the Committee, ho may be removed from office in the interval of the General Conference. And in case & vacancy occurs in any of the agencies or editorial departments authorized by the General Conference, it shall be the duty of the Book Committee, and two ar more of the General Superintendents, as soon as practicable, to provide for such vacancy until the next General Conference.
7. There shall be an Agent and an Assistant Agent to conduct the Western Book Concern in Cincinnati, to be chosen from among the Traveling Preachers, who shall manage the business in the western country, so as to co-operate with the Agents at New York, and shall be members of such Conferences as they may, with the approbation of the Bishops, select.
(1.) They shall have authority to publish any book or tract which has been previously published by the Agents at New York, when, in their judgment, and in the judgment of the Book Committee, the demand for such publication will justify,