History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 [2 November 1838–31 July 1842]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​October 6​>
MembersEldersPriestsTeachersDeacon
— ditto — —Potteries — —ditto — Elder 24893299
— Branch — —Birmingham —ditto —— — ditto—4
— ditto — —West Bromwich —ditto —— — ditto—2131
Conference — —Clitheroe — —ditto —— — — T[homas] Smith295101193
— ditto — —Herefordshire &c —ditto —— — — 10071978151
— ditto — —Glasgow and region round aboutditto —— [Samuel] Mulliner1938753
— Branch — —Hilsboro’ Ireland — —ditto —— — E. Curtis5
— ditto — —Isle of Man — —ditto —6
Conference — — — —dittoPriest W. Mitchell1003421
Branch — — — — —ditto —Elder 112
— ditto — —Macclesfield — —ditto —Priest I. Brown71622
Conference,Altrincham, including Middlewich, Northwich and Peover, was represented by — —Elder W. Berry821333
Branch — —Bedford — —ditto — 3611
— ditto — —Stockport — —ditto — — Littlewood1402521
— ditto — —Bolton — —ditto — —Priest Barrows6121
— ditto — —Duckinfield — —ditto — —Elder Albiston76131
Conference —Edinburgh — —ditto — 432
Branch — —Pendlebury — —ditto — — H[enry] Royle362
— ditto — —Eccles — — —ditto —Brother E. Leather133
— ditto — —Whitefield — —ditto —Elder Walker Johnson39123
— ditto — —Ratcliffe — —ditto — — John Allen161 2
— ditto — —Brampton — —ditto — — T[homas] Tweddle40111
— ditto — —Alston — — —ditto — — — J[ohn] Sanders39212
— ditto — —Newcastle upon Tyne — ditto —621
— ditto — — — —ditto —36442761
— ditto — —Ancrum — —ditto —9
The brought before the Conference the subject of ordinations and after various observations thereon:— It was proposed by Elder , that for the future, Ordinations be not attended to, except by the Travelling High Council, or under such restrictions as they may adopt in reference thereto. spoke on the subject of Conferences, and also with respect to restricting ordinations; and suggested that, for the future, General Conferences should, in a great measure, be done away with, or restricted to the travelling High Council for to hold Conferences at such places, and — — — — times as they may think proper; after taking into consideration the great expense attendant upon holding General Conferences, and the inconvenience experienced by members attending them— [HC 4:215] The meeting adjourned at a little after 12 o’clock— At two oclock the meeting opened with prayer, after which spoke on the subject of Elders taking upon themselves the responsibility of ordaining Officers in this Church; after pointing out the evils that might result therefrom, he proceeded to treat upon the duty of members towards those who preside over them in the Lord, and respecting the members administering to the temporal necessities of those whose calling it is to labor amongst them in spiritual things. moved by Elder , seconded by Elder T. Smith, and carried unanimously, That all ordinations for the time being be confined [p. 1107]
October 6
MembersEldersPriestsTeachersDeacon
— ditto — —Potteries — —ditto — Elder 24893299
— Branch — —Birmingham —ditto —— — ditto—4
— ditto — —West Bromwich —ditto —— — ditto—2131
Conference — —Clitheroe — —ditto —— — — Thomas Smith295101193
— ditto — —Herefordshire &c —ditto —— — — 10071978151
— ditto — —Glasgow and region round aboutditto —— Samuel Mulliner1938753
— Branch — —Hilsboro’ Ireland — —ditto —— — E. Curtis5
— ditto — —Isle of Man — —ditto —6
Conference — — — —dittoPriest W. Mitchell1003421
Branch — — — — —ditto —Elder 112
— ditto — —Macclesfield — —ditto —Priest I. Brown71622
Conference,Altrincham, including Middlewich, Northwich and Peover, was represented by — —Elder W. Berry821333
Branch — —Bedford — —ditto — 3611
— ditto — —Stockport — —ditto — — Littlewood1402521
— ditto — —Bolton — —ditto — —Priest Barrows6121
— ditto — —Duckinfield — —ditto — —Elder Albiston76131
Conference —Edinburgh — —ditto — 432
Branch — —Pendlebury — —ditto — — Henry Royle362
— ditto — —Eccles — — —ditto —Brother E. Leather133
— ditto — —Whitefield — —ditto —Elder Walker Johnson39123
— ditto — —Ratcliffe — —ditto — — John Allen161 2
— ditto — —Brampton — —ditto — — Thomas Tweddle40111
— ditto — —Alston — — —ditto — — — John Sanders39212
— ditto — —Newcastle upon Tyne — ditto —621
— ditto — — — —ditto —36442761
— ditto — —Ancrum — —ditto —9
The brought before the Conference the subject of ordinations and after various observations thereon:— It was proposed by Elder , that for the future, Ordinations be not attended to, except by the Travelling High Council, or under such restrictions as they may adopt in reference thereto. spoke on the subject of Conferences, and also with respect to restricting ordinations; and suggested that, for the future, General Conferences should, in a great measure, be done away with, or restricted to the travelling High Council for to hold Conferences at such places, and — — — — times as they may think proper; after taking into consideration the great expense attendant upon holding General Conferences, and the inconvenience experienced by members attending them— [HC 4:215] The meeting adjourned at a little after 12 o’clock— At two oclock the meeting opened with prayer, after which spoke on the subject of Elders taking upon themselves the responsibility of ordaining Officers in this Church; after pointing out the evils that might result therefrom, he proceeded to treat upon the duty of members towards those who preside over them in the Lord, and respecting the members administering to the temporal necessities of those whose calling it is to labor amongst them in spiritual things. moved by Elder , seconded by Elder T. Smith, and carried unanimously, That all ordinations for the time being be confined [p. 1107]
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