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1 167. The duty of a Traveling Elder 18—1. To administer Baptism and the Lord's Supper, to solemnize Matrimony, and to conduct divine worship. 2. To do all the duties of a Traveling Preacher.

1 168. No Elder who ceases to travel, without the consent of the Annual Conference, certified under the hand of the President of the Conference, except in case of sickness, debility, or other unavoidable circumstance, shall on any account exercise the peculiar functions of his office, or even be allowed to preach among us: nevertheless, the final determination in all such cases is with the Aunual Conference.

T 169. Every Traveling Deacon shall exercise his office for two years, before he be eligible to the office of Elder; except in the case of missions, when the Annual Conferences shall have authority to elect for the Elder's office sooner, if they judge it expedient.

1 170. When a Preacher shall have passed his examination, and been admitted into Full Connection, and elected to the office of a Deacon, but fails of his ordination through the absence of the Bishop, his eligibility to the office of

Elder shall run from the time of his election to the office of a Deacon.

The Election of Traveling Deacons and their

Duty. | 171. A Traveling Deacon is constituted by the election of a majority of the Annual Conference, and the laying on of the hands of a Bishop.

f 172. The duty of a Traveling Deacon is—1. To administer Baptism and to solemnize Matrimony. 2. To assist the Elder in administering the Lord's Supper. 3. To do all the duties of a Travel. ing Preacher.

1173. Whenever a Preacher on Trial shall be appointed by a Bishop to a mission, or a chaplaincy in the army or navy, or in reformatory, sanitary, or charitable institutions, or prisons, he may, if elected by an Annual Conference, with the approbation of a Bishop, be ordained by him before his probation ends.

174. No Deacon who ceases to travel without the consent of the Annual Conference, certified under the hand of the President of the Conference, except in cases of sickness, debility, or other una.

voidable circumstances, shall on any account exercise the peculiar functions of his office, or even be allowed to preach, among us: nevertheless, the final determination in all such cases is with the Annual Conference.

The Duties of those who have the Oharge of

Circuits or Stations. T 175. The duties of the Elder, Deacon, or Preacher who has the special charge of a Circuit, are, –

$ 1. To have the oversight of the other Preachers in his Circuit or Station.

§ 2. To renew the tickets for the admission of members into Love - feasts quarterly.

3. To appoint all the Leaders, to change them when he sees it necessary, and to examine each of them, with all possible exactness, at least once a quarter, concerning his method of meeting a class.

$ 4. To receive, try, and expel members, according to the Form of Discipline.

$ 5. To hold Watch-nights and Love. feasts.

$ 6. To hold Quarterly Meetings in the absence of the Presiding Elder.

$ 7. To take care that every Society be duly supplied with books.

§ 8. To hold a meeting of all the Leaders and Stewards of the Charge, to be denominated the Leaders and Stewards' Meeting, as often as practicable, in order to inquire, 1 Are there any sick? 2. Are there any requiring temporal relief ? 3. Are there any who walk disorderly and will not be reproved ? 4. Are there any who willfully neglect the means of grace? 5. Are any changes to be made in the classes? 6. Are there any probationers to be recommended for reception into full connection? 7. Are there any to be recommended for license to exhort or to preach? 8. What amount has been received for the support of the Pastor or Pastors ? 9. Is there any miscellaneous business ?

§ 9. To catechise the children public ly in the Sunday-school and at special meetings appointed for that purpose. It shall also be the duty of each Preacher, in his report to each Quarterly Conference, to state to what extent he has publicly or privately catechised the children of his Charge.

§ 10. To form classes for the instruction of the larger children, youth, and adults in the word of God, and to attend to all the duties prescribed for the training of children.

f 11. To give an account of his Circuit erery quarter to his Presiding Elder.

§ 12. To make a written report at each Quarterly Conference, as follows, namely:

QUARTERLY REPORT Of the Preacher in Charge of the

-Quarterly Conference, held at

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Number of Sunday - schools within the

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of the Charge.. Average attendance.. Number of scholars fifteen years of

over..... Average attendance.

I have preached - times to the children, and catechised them - times during the quarter. Classes of Children formed for Religious

Instructi'. n...
Received into Full Membership.
Excluded from the Church
Received by Letter.......
Dismissed by Letter...
Deceased during the Quarter.
Withdrawn from the Church..

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