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the stationed minister or preacher (authorised as aforesaid) who shall have the pastoral charge of the members of the said Church, to call a meeting of the remaining trustees, as soon as conveniently may be ; and when so mot, the said minister or preacher shall proceed to nominate one or more persons to fill the place or places of him or them whose office or offices has (or have) been vacated as aforesaid. Provided, The person or persons so nominated, shall have been one year a member or members of the said Church immediately preceding such nomination, and be at least twenty-one years of age ; and the said trustees, so assembled, shall proceed to elect, and by a majority of votes, appoint the person or persons só nominated to fill such vacancy or vacancies, in order to keep up the number of nine trustees for ever; and in case of an equal number of votes for and against the said nomination, the stationed minister or preacher shall have the Casting vote.
Provided nevertheless, That if the
said trustees or any of them, or their successors, have advanced, or shall advance any sum or sums of money, or are or shall be responsible for any sum or sums of money, on account of the said premises, and they the said trustees or their successors, be obliged to pay the said sums of money, they or a majority of them, shall be authorised to raise the said sum or sums of money, by a mort, gage on the said premises, or by selling the said premises, after notice given to the pastor or preacher who has the oversight of the congregation attending divine service on the said premises, if the money due be not paid to the said trustees or their successors, within one year after such notice given : And if such sale take place, the said trustees or their successors, after paying the debt and other expences, which are due, from the money arising from such sale, shall deposit the remainder of the money produced by the said sale, in the hands of the steward or stewards of the society belonging to, or attending divine service on said premises ;
which surplus of the produce of such sale, so deposited in the hands of the said steward or stewards, shall be at the disposal of the next yearly conference authorised as aforesaid ; which said yearly conference shall dispose of the said money, according to the best of their judgment for the use of the said society. And the said
doth by these presents warrant, and forever defend, all and singular the before-mentioned and described lot or piece of land, with the appurtenances thereto belonging, unto them the said and their succes. sor's, chosen and appointed as aforesaid, from the claim or claims of him the said his heirs and assigns, and from the claim or claims of all persons whatever. In testimony whereof, the said
(if married insert the name of his wife have hereto set their hands and seals, the day and
year aforesaid, Sealed and delivered in
the presence of us,
Grantor's (L. S.)
Received the day of the date
of the above written in-
therein mentioned in full.
County, ss. BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the
day of in the year of our Lord one thousand personally appeared before me, one of the justices of the peace, in and for the county of and state of thc within named the grantor (if married, insert the name of his wife) and acknowledged the within deed of trust to be their act and deed, for the uses and purposes therein mentioned and declared ; and she the said wife of the said being separate and apart from her said husband, by me examined, declared that she had made the same acknowledgment, freely and with her own consent, without being induced thereto through fear or threats of her said husband. In testimony whereof, I have hereto set my
hand and seal, the day and year
first above written. Here the justice's name. (L. S.)
N. B. 1. It is necessary that all our deeds should be récorded after execution, for prudential as well as legal reasons.
2. Let nine trustees be appointed for preaching houses where proper persons can be procured; otherwise seven, or five.
SECTION III. Of the Qualification, Appointment, and Duty of the Stewards of Cir. cuits.
Quest. 1. What are the qualifications necessary for Stewards?
Answ. Let them be men of solid piety, who both know and love the Methodist doctrine and discipline, and of good natural and acquired abilities to transact the temporal business.
Quest. 2. How are the Stewards to be appointed ?
Answ. The preacher, having the charge of the circuit, shall have the