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vania State line; thence westward along said line to the place of beginning.

1476. (86.) WEST WISCONSIN CONFERENCE shall include that part of the State of Wisconsin not embraced in the Wisconsin Conference.

T477. (87.) WILMINGTON CONFERENCE shall include the State of Delaware and the Eastern Shores of Maryland and Virginia.

T 478. (88.) WISCONSIN CONFERENCE shall include all that part of the State of Wisconsin lying east and north of a line beginning at the south-east corner of Greene County, on the south line of the State; thence north on the range line between ranges nine (9) and ten (10) east, to the north line of town twenty (20); thence west on the said line to the east line of range one (1) east; thence north on said line to the north line of town forty (40); thence west on said line to the State line on the west.

T 479. (89.) WYOMING CONFERENCE shall include the southern part of the State of New York not included in the New York, New York East, Newark, Central New York, and Western New York Conferences, and that part of Penn.

sylvania bounded on the west by Central New York Conference, including the territory east of the Susquehanna, and on the south by the Central Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and Newark Conferences, including Narrowsburgh, and on the east by the Newark and New York Conferences.

1480. SCANDINAVIAN WORK.

$ 1. The Swedish and Norwegian work within the Minnesota, West Wisconsin, Upper Iowa, and North-west Iowa Conferences shall belong to the Minnesota Conference.

§ 2. The Swedish work within the bounds of the Iowa, Central Illinois, Rock River, and Wisconsin Conferences shall belong to the Central Illinois Conference.

§ 3. The Norwegian work within the bounds of the Wisconsin and Rock River Conferences shall belong to the Wisconsin Conference.

$ 4. The Swedish and Norwegian work in the cities of New York and Brooklyn, and in the vicinity of those cities, shall belong to the New York East Confer

ence.

PART VI.

THE RITUAL.

Order of Baptism.

1481. THE MINISTRATION OF BAPTISM

TO INFANTS. The Minister, coming to the Font, which is to be filled with pure Water, shall use the following:

DEARLY BELOVED: Forasmuch as all men are conceived and born in sin, and that our Saviour Christ saith, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God; I beseech you to call upon God the Father, through our Lord Jesus Christ, that having, of his bouuteous mercy, redeemed this child by the blood of his Son, be will grant that he, being baptized with water, may also be baptized with the Holy Ghost, be received into Christ's boly Church, and become a lively member of the same.

Then shall the Minister say,

Let us pray.

Almighty and everlasting God, who or thy great mercy hast condescended to enter into covenant relations with man, wherein thou hast included children as partakers of its gracious benefits, declaring that of such is thy kingdom: and in thy aucient Church didst-appoint divers baptisms, figuring thereby the renewing of the Holy Ghost; and by thy wellbeloved Son Jesus Christ gavest commandment to thy holy Apostles to go in. to all the world and disciple all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: We beseech thee, that of thine infinite mercy thou wilt look upon this child: wash him and sanctify him ; that he, being saved by thy grace, may be received into Christ's holy Church, and being steadfast in faith, joyful through hope, and rooted in love, may so overcome the evils of this present world, that finally he may attain to everlasting life, and reign with thee, world without end, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O merciful God, grant that all carnal affections may die in him, and that all things belonging to the Spirit may live and grow

in him. Amen. Grant that he may have power and strength to have victory, and to triumph against the devil, the world, and the fiesh. Amen.

Grant that whosoever is dedicated to thee hy our office and ministry may also be endued with heavenly virtues, and everlastingly rewarded through thy mercy, O blessed Lord God, who dost live, and govern all things, world without end. Amen.

Almighty, ever-living God, whose most dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ, for the forgiveness of our sins, did shed out of his most precious side both water and blood, regard, we beseech thee, our supplications. Sanctify this water for this boly sacrament; and grant that this child, now to be baptized, may receive the fullness of thy grace, and ever remain in the number of thy faithful and elect children, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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