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Quest. What shall be done for the extir. pation of the evil of slavery?
Ansu. We declare that we are as much as ever convinced of the great evil of Slavery. We believe that the buying, selling, or holding of human beings, to be used as chattels, is contrary to the laws of God and nature, and inconsistent with the Golden Rule and with that Rule in our Discipline which requires all who desire to continue among us to “do no harm," and to "avoid evil of every kind.” We there fore affectionately admonish all our Preachers and people to keep themselves pure from this great evil, and to seek its extirpation by all lawful and Christian means.
IN D E X.
American Bible Society, collections for, to be
reported at Conference, 50; agents may be
appointed for more than two years, 92. Annual Conference. [See Conference.] Appeal, right of, guaranteed to Ministers ard people, 47 ; from arbitration, 132; of Traveling Preachers to General Conference, 109; of Local Preachers to Annual Conference, 119; of
members to Quarterly Conference, 130. Appeals at General Conference may be tried by
a committee, 45. Arbitration to settle disputes, 131. Articles of Religion, 15–27 ; not to be altered by
General Conference, 46. Baptism, (articles of religion,) 23; prerequisite
of Church membership, 127; form in Discipline to be used invariably, 38; ministration of, to infants, 135-139; to those of riper years,
140-146. Baptized Children, 33; their relation to the
Church, 34; register of, to be kept, 34; what
Books, Preachers to see societies supplied with,
shall be done for them, 34; when in orphanBaxter's Reformed Pastor recommended, 72. Bible-classes, Preachers' duty to form, 205. Bible Society. [See American Bible Society.] Bishops, [see Episcopacy,) how constituted, 91 ;
ordination in case no Bishop survive, 91; daties of, 92-95; ceasing to travel, 94, 95, procedure in case of a vacancy in the office, 94; trial of, 95, 96; form of ordination, 170–182; support of,
85; Preachers to be diligent in spreading, 69
Agents, or clerks, 229.
228; to pay expenses of Bishops, 97 ; its
used invariably, '38; form of service for,
California Christian Advocate, 225.
ed by Quarterly Conferences, 54,79; must be
two years' probation as Deacon, 104.
Chaplains to state prisons, military posts, arid
naval stations, 92.
urrection of, 16; presence of, in the Supper, 24.
third the salary of Bishops, 222; and of the
for, during Conference, 89.
86; to be made weekly, 185; when strangers
Preacher, 85; to be examined by him quar-
school, 86, 87; tract, 214; missionary, 86, 210
212; for church building, 87; for delegates, 48.
Preachers stationed at, 92.
Annual District Conferences of Colored Local
Preachers provided for, 122.
46; time of meeting, 44 ; Bishops have power
and places of, how fixed, 48; by whom place
of, 53 ; business of, 54-58 ; secretary of, 53; tc
estimate for the support of Traveling Preach-
Deacon, Traveling, how constituted, 112; duties
of, 112; term of probation of, 104, 81 ; ceasing
of paying, 31 ; procedure on complaint for non-
falo, 226 ; Pittsburgh, 226 · St. Louis, 227.
disseminating, 107,108; Preacher to drive away,