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to be chosen annually by said Confer.
14. The Publishing Committee in each of these establishments shall keep an ao count of the receipts and expenditures for the paper, correspond with the Agents at New York, hold all moneys, after defray. ing current expenses, subject to their order, and shall report annually on the state of the establishment to their Conference, and to the Agents at New York. And when ever it shall be found that such papers do not fully support themselves, with such aid as may have been allowed them, it shall be the duty of the Publishing Committees to discontinue them.
15. The Annual Conferences are affectionately and earnestly requested not to establish any more Conference papers; and where such papers exist, they may be discontinued when it can be done consistently with existing obligations.
16. There shall be a depository of our books at Pittsburgh, Pa.; at Boston, Mass.; and at Buffalo, N. Y., furnished by the Agents at New York with full supplies of the books of our General Catalogue, Sunday-school books, and Tracts, to be solu] for the Concern on the same terms as at New York, Provided, that there shall not be more than fifteen thousand dollars' worth at Pittsburgh, nor more than ten thousand dollars' worth at Boston. There shall also be a depository at Chicago, Ill., and one at St. Louis, Mo., to be supplied by the Agents at Cincinnati.
17. The expenses incident to the transfortation, management, and sale of our books at these depositories having been met out of the sales, according to an arrangement with the Agents, the net proceeds shall be forwarded to said Agents as fast as possible.
18. Full statements shall be made to the Agents semi-annually, at dates fixed by them, of the amount of sales and of expenses; distinguishing cash sales from those on credit. And, also, annual state.. ments shall be made of the amount of stock.
19. If it shall appear to the Agents that the business at either of the depositories is not well managed, or that remittances are not duly made, they shall immediately correct the error complained of; or, with the concurrence of the Book Committee, cause the affairs of the Depository to be
20. The salaries of the Editors and Agents at New York shall be fixed by tho Book Committee at New York. The salaries of the Agents and Editors at Cincinnati, and the Editors at Chicago and St. Louis, shall be fixed by the Book Committee of the Western Book Concern. And the salaries of the Editors of the papers at Pittsburgh, Pa., Western New York, Portland, (Oregon,) and San Francisco, Cal., shall be fixed by the Publishing Committees having charge of thoso papers respectively.
21. No books shall hereafter be sold on commission, either from New York, Cincinnati, or any other depository or establishment under our direction.
22. 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 deficient Traveling Preachers and their families, the widows and orphans of Preachers, etc. The Book Agents shall every year send forward to each Annual Conference an account of the dividend which the several Annual Conferences may draw that year; and each Conference may draw for its 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 Book Agents, and be placed to the credit of the person who paid the
23. Any Traveling 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.
24. No Editor, Agent, or Clerk employed in the Book Concern, or in any department belonging to it, shall be allowed in any case to publish or sell books as his own private property, or employ his time for other parties.
RAISING SUPPLIES-CHURCH BUILDING
SECTION I. Methods for Raising Annual Supplies for
the Propagation of the Gospel, and making up the Allowance of the Preach
etc. 1. The more effectually to raise the amount necessary to meet the allowances of the effective Ministers and Preachers, let there be made weekly class collections in all our societies where it is practicable; and in such circuits and stations where the stewards approve, large classes may be divided into two or three financial classes, to consist of not more than twelve members and a collector appointed by the preacher, (by and with the advice and consent of the stewards) whose duty