Minute Book 1

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to the person hereafter authorized to sign licences  as clerk of conference, such person shall, together  with the chairman of conference, immediately sign  a license, and said clerk of conference shall, after  the same has been recorded, forward it to the proper person.
4th That all official members in good standing &  fellowship in the various branches of this church, be  requested to forward their present licences accompanied  accompanied by their <a certificate of their virtuous &> faithful walk before the  Lord, signed by the chairman and clerk, of a gener al conference, or by the clerk of the branch of the church  in which such official member resides, by the  advi[c]e & direction of such Church, to the clerk of  conference, whose duty it shall be to fill a new licence  as directed in the 3d. article: And that all licences  signed recorded and endorsed, as specified in the first article  shall be considered good and valid to all intents &  purposes in the business, in and spiritual affairs of this  church as a religious society, or before any court of  record of this or any court of record of this or any court of  other country wherein preachers of the Gospel are en titled to special privileges, answering in all respects as  an original record without the necessity of refering to  any other document.
5 That the recording clerk be required to publish qua rterly in a paper published by some member or  members of this church, a list of the names of the sev eral persons for whom he has recorded licences with in the last quarter.
6 That this quorum appoint two persons to sign as  chairman and clerk of conference, Pro. Tempore  licencens for the standing chairman and clerk  who shall be appointed as named in the 2d article  and also to act in their absence in signing other licences. [p. 142]
to the person hereafter authorized to sign licences as clerk of conference, such person shall, together with the chairman of conference, immediately sign a license, and said clerk of conference shall, after the same has been recorded, forward it to the proper person.
4th That all official members in good standing & fellowship in the various branches of this church, be requested to forward their present licences accompanied accompanied by a certificate of their virtuous & faithful walk before the Lord, signed by the chairman and clerk, of a general conference, or by the clerk of the branch of the church in which such official member resides, by the advice & direction of such Church, to the clerk of conference, whose duty it shall be to fill a new licence as directed in the 3d. article: And that all licences signed recorded and endorsed, as specified in the first article shall be considered good and valid to all intents & purposes in the business, and spiritual affairs of this church as a religious society, or before any court of record of this or any court of record of this or any other country wherein preachers of the Gospel are entitled to special privileges, answering in all respects as an original record without the necessity of refering to any other document.
5 That the recording clerk be required to publish quarterly in a paper published by some member or members of this church, a list of the names of the several persons for whom he has recorded licences within the last quarter.
6 That this quorum appoint two persons to sign as chairman and clerk of conference, Pro. Tempore licencens for the standing chairman and clerk who shall be appointed as named in the 2d article and also to act in their absence in signing other licences. [p. 142]
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