Page images

doth by

therein; And the said these presents warrant, and forever defend, all and singular the before-mentioned and described lot or piece of land with the appurtenances thereto belonging unto them the said and their successors, chosen and appointed as aforesaid, from the claim or claims of him the said

his heirs and assigns, and from the claim or claims of all persons whatever. In testimony whereof, the said

insert the name of his wife) their hands and seals, the aforesaid.

Sealed and delivered in

the presence of us

(Two witnesses.)

(if married, have hereto set day and year

Grantor's (L. S.)

his wife's (L. S.)

Received the day of the date of the above-written indenture, the consideration therein mentioned in full.


County, ss.

Grantor's (L. S.)

in the year of our Lord

personally appeared

BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the

day of

one thousand

before me, one of the justices of the peace, in and for the county of


the within-named

and State


grantor (if married, insert the name of his wife) acknowledged the within deed of trust to be their act and deed, for the

uses and purposes therein mentioned and declared; and she the said

of the said

wife being separate and apart from her said husband, by me examined, declared that she had made the same acknowledgment, freely and with her own consent, without being induced thereto through fear or threats of her said husband. In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal, the day and year first above written.

Here the justice's name.


Of Trustees.

(L. S.)

1. Let nine trustees be appointed for holding church property, where proper persons can be procured; otherwise seven or five.

2. When a new board of trustees is to be created, it shall be done (except in those States and Territories where the statutes provide differently) by the appointment of the preacher in charge, or the Presiding Elder of the district.

3. When any one or more of the trustees shall die, or cease to be a member or members of the said Church according to the rules of the discipline as aforesaid, then and in such case it shall be the duty of the stationed minister or preacher (authorized as aforesaid) who shall have the pastoral charge of the members of the said Church, (except in those States and Territories where

the statutes provide differently,) to call a meeting of the remaining trustees as soon as conveniently may be: and when so met, the said minister or preacher shall proceed to nominate one or more persons to fill the place or places of him or them whose office [or offices] has [or have] been vacated as aforesaid. Provided, the person or persons so nominated shall have been one year a member or members of the said Church immediately preceding such nomination, and be at least twenty-one years of age; and the said trustees, so assembled, shall proceed to elect, and by a majority of votes appoint, the person or persons so nominated to fill such vacancy or vacancies, in order to keep up the number of nine trustees forever; and in case of an equal number of votes for and against the said nomination, the stationed minister or preacher shall have the casting


Provided nevertheless, That if the said trustees, or any of them, or their successors, have advanced, or shall advance, any sum or sums of money, or are or shall be responsible for any sum or sums of money, on account of the said premises, and they the said trustees, or their successors, be obliged to pay the said sums of money, they, or a majority of them, shall be authorized to raise the said sum or sums of money by a mortgage on the said premises, or by selling the said premises, after notice given to the pas tor or preacher who has the oversight of the congregation attending divine service on the

said premises, if the money due be not paid to the said trustees, or their successors, within one year after such notice given; and if such sale take place, the said trustees, or their successors, after paying the debt and other expenses which are due from the money arising from such sale, shall deposit the remainder of the money produced by the said sale in the hands of the Steward or Stewards of the society belonging to or attending divine service on said premises: which surplus of the produce of such sale, so deposited in the hands of the said Steward or Stewards, shall be at the disposal of the next Annual Conference authorized as aforesaid; which said Annual Conference shall dispose of the said money, according to the best of their judgment, for the use of the said society.

4. No person shall be eligible as a trustee to any of our houses, churches, or schools, who is not a regular member of our Church.

5. No person who is a trustee shall be ejected while he is in joint security for money, unless such relief be given him as is demanded, or the creditor will accept.

6. The Board of Trustees of every circuit or station shall be responsible to the Quarterly Conference of said circuit or station, and shall be required to present a report of its acts during the preceding year.





Of the Support of Bishops.

Quest. WHAT shall be allowed for the support of a Bishop, and how shall it be raised?

Answ. 1. The annual allowance of a married Bishop shall be two hundred dollars, and his travelling expenses. The annual allowance of an unmarried bishop shall be one hundred dollars, and his travelling expenses.

2. Each child of a Bishop shall be allowed sixteen dollars annually to the age of seven years, and twenty-four dollars annually from the age of seven to fourteen years.

3. Each Annual Conference shall pay its proportionate part toward the allowance of the widows and orphans of Bishops.


4. Each Annual Conference in which a Bishop or Bishops may reside, shall annually appoint a committee of three or more, whose duty it shall be to estimate amount necessary to furnish a house, fuel, and table expenses, for said Bishop or Bishops, subject to the action of the Conference, and they are authorized to draw on the funds of the Book Concern for said amount; and also for the amount of their quarterage and travelling expenses.

« PreviousContinue »