Minute Book 1

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resolutions to regulate the manner of licences to the official  members of said Church which were to be presented to said  authorities for their consideration.
Whereas the records of the several conferences, held by the Elders  of the church, and the ordination of many of the official  members of the same, in many cases have been imperfectly  kept since its organization, to avoid ever after, any in convenience, difficulty or injury in consequence of such  neglect your committee recommend.
1st That all licences hereafter granted by these authorities  assembled as a quorum or by general conference held for  the purpose of transacting the business of the Church, be  recorded at full length <by a clerk> appointed for that purpose in a  in a book to be kept in this branch of the Church  until it shall be thought advisable by the heads of the  Church, to order other books and appoint other clerks  to record record licences as above. And that said record ing clerk be required to endorse a certificate under his  own hand and signature on the back of said licences.  specifying the time when & place where such license  was recorded, and also a reference to the letter and page  of the Book containing the same;
2d That this quorum appoint two persons to sign  Licences given as aforesaid. one as chairman, and  the other as clerk of conference, and that it shall be  the duty of said person appointed to sign licences as  clerk of Conference, immediately thereafter, to deliver the  same into the hands of the recording Clerk,
3d That all general conferences abroad give each in dividual, whom they ordain a certificate signed  by the chairman & Clerk of said conference, and stating  the time and place of such conference, and the  office to which the individual has been ordained; and  that when such certificate has been forwarded to [p. 141]
resolutions to regulate the manner of licences to the official members of said Church which were to be presented to said authorities for their consideration.
Whereas the records of the several conferences, held by the Elders of the church, and the ordination of many of the official members of the same, in many cases have been imperfectly kept since its organization, to avoid ever after, any inconvenience, difficulty or injury in consequence of such neglect your committee recommend.
1st That all licences hereafter granted by these authorities assembled as a quorum or by general conference held for the purpose of transacting the business of the Church, be recorded at full length by a clerk appointed for that purpose in a in a book to be kept in this branch of the Church until it shall be thought advisable by the heads of the Church, to order other books and appoint other clerks to record record licences as above. And that said recording clerk be required to endorse a certificate under his own hand and signature on the back of said licences. specifying the time when & place where such license was recorded, and also a reference to the letter and page of the Book containing the same;
2d That this quorum appoint two persons to sign Licences given as aforesaid. one as chairman, and the other as clerk of conference, and that it shall be the duty of said person appointed to sign licences as clerk of Conference, immediately thereafter, to deliver the same into the hands of the recording Clerk,
3d That all general conferences abroad give each individual, whom they ordain a certificate signed by the chairman & Clerk of said conference, and stating the time and place of such conference, and the office to which the individual has been ordained; and that when such certificate has been forwarded to [p. 141]
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