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Representation, ratio of, to General Conference,
Church 27-33; not to be revoked or changed
22; falsely so called, 22; uses of, 22. [See
Baptism and Lord's Supper.]
study of, 64; to be read in public, 38.
than two years, 92.
tinned longer than two years, 92; preachers
eral Rules, 30.
30; using as a heverage, 129.
29; members of Quarterly Conference, 53;
nominated by Preacher, and appointed by
Quarterly Conference, 55, 206; first male super-
nually by Preachers, 87.
Quarterly Conference where they may reside,
of their Conference, 106; allowance of 56, 52.
employing profitably when not on duty, 68.
87; printing and circulation of, 214.
104-111; of a Presiding Elder, 105 ; of a Local
Preacher, 118-121; of inembers, 128-134.
of choosing, etc., 236; responsible to Quarterly
over the surplus to the Stewards, 238.
of, 27, 28.
of, 52, 56.
directions for, 38, 39.
I. FORM OF A DEED OF SETTLEMENT.
Quest. 4. What shall be done for the security of our preaching-houses, and the premises belonging thereto?
Answ. Let the following plan of a deed of settlement be brought into effect in all possible cases, and as far as the laws of the states respectively will admit of it. But each annual conference is authorized to make such modification in the deeds as they may find the different usages and customs of law require in the different states and territories, so as to secure the premises firmly by deed, and permanently to the Methodist Episcopal Church, according to the true intent and meaning of the fol. lowing form of a deed of settlement ; anything in the said form to the contrary notwithstanding.
This INDENTURE, made this in the year of our Lord one thousand hundred and between
in the state of
(if the grantor be married, insert the name of his wife) of the one part, and trustees, in trist for the uses and purposes herein. after mentioned, all of the
in the state of
aforesaid, of the other part, WITNESSETH, that the said
(if married, insert the name of his wife) for and in consideration of the sum of
in hand paid, at and upon the sealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledg. ed, hath (or have) given, granted, bargained, sold, released, confirmed, and conveyed, and by these presents doth (or do) give, grant, bargain, sell, release, confirm, and convey unto them, the said
and their successors, (trustees in trust for the uses and purposes hereinafter mentioned and
declared, all the estate, right, title, interest, property, daim, and demand whatsoever, either in law oi equity, which he the said (if married, here insert the name of his wife) hath (or have) in, to, or upon all and singular a certain lot, or piece of land, situate, lying, and being in the
and state aforesaid, bounded and butted as follows, to wit, (here insert the several courses and distances of the land to the place of beginning,) containing and laid out for acres of land, together with all and singular the houses, woods, waters, ways, privilegos, and appurtenances thereto belonging, or in any wise pertaining: TO HAVE AND TO HOLD all and singular the above-mentioned and described lot or piece of land, situate, lying, and being as aforesaid, together with all and singular the houses, woods, waters, ways, and privileges thereto belonging, or in any wise appertaining unto them the said
and their successors in office for ever in trust, that they shall erect and build, or cause to be erected and built thereon, a house or place of worship for the use of the members of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States of America, according to the rules and discipline which from time to time may be agreed upon and adopted by the ministers and preachers of the said Church at their General Con ferences in the United States of America; and in further trust and confidence that they shall at all times, for ever hereafter, permit such ministers and preachers belonging to the said Church, as shall from time to time be duly authorized by the General Conferences of the ministers and preachers of the said Methodist Episcopal Church, or by the annual conferences authorized by the said General Confer. ence, to preach and expound God's holy word therein; and in further trust and confidence, that as often as any one or more of the trustees herein before mentioned shall die, or cease to be a member or members of the said Church according to the rules and discipline as aforesaid, then and in such case it shall be the duty of the stationed minister or preaches (authorized as aforesaid) who shall have the pace