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of the state of Vermont east of the Green Mountains, and that part of the state of Massachusetts north-east of the Merrimack river.

5. TROY CONFERENCE shall include the Saratoga, Middlebury, and Plattsburg districts, and that part of Troy district not inIcluded in the New-York Conference.

6. ONEIDA CONFERENCE shall include that part of the state of New-York east of Cayuga lake, not included in the New-York and Troy Conferences, and, the Susquehannah district in the state of Pennsylvania.

7. GENESEE CONFERENCE shall include that part of the state of New-York west of Cayuga lake, not included in the Pittsburg Conference, and the Tioga, Loyalsock, and Wellsborough circuits in the state of Pennsylvania.

8. PITTSBURG CONFERENCE shall commence at the mouth of Cataraugus creek on lake Erie, thence to Olean point on Alleghany river, thence eastward to the top of the Alleghany Mountain, thence along the said mountain southward to the head of Tygart's Valley, thence to the Ohio river, so as to include Middleburn circuit, thence to the mouth of little Muskingum, thence to the mouth of White Woman river, so as to include Woodfield, Summerfield, and Freeport circuits, thence northeastward between the waters of

Tuskarawas and Mohegan to lake Erie, near the mouth of Cuyahoga so as to include Leesburg and Canton circuits, thence down the lake to the mouth of Cataraugus.

9. OHIO CONFERENCE shall include the remainder of the state of Ohio, except Elizabethtown, that part of Virginia contained in the Kenhawa district, and the territory of Michigan, except St. Joseph's and Kalama

zoo missions.

10. INDIANA CONFERENCE shall include the state of Indiana, (except so much as is included in the Illinois Conference,) Elizabethtown in the state of Ohio, and the St. Joseph's and Kalamazoo missions in Michigan territory.

11. ILLINOIS CONFERENCE shall include the state of Illinois, the Paris and Eugene circuits in the state of Indiana, and the northwestern territory.

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12. MISSOURI CONFERENCE shall include the state of Missouri, the Missouri and Arkansaw territories.

13. KENTUCKY CONFERENCE shall include the state of Kentucky, except so much of said state as lies west of the Tennessee river.

14. TENNESSEE CONFERENCE shall include west Tennessee, and that part of Kentucky lying west of Tennessee river, and north Alabama.

15. HOLSTEIN CONFERENCE shall include east Tennessee, and that part of the state of Georgia lying north of the Blue Ridge, and also what is now embraced in the Tugulo and Pickens circuits, and those parts of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia, included in the Ashville and Abbington districts.

16. MISSISSIPPI CONFERENCE shall include the state of Louisiana, and that part of Mississippi lying west of the dividing Ridge between Pearl and Leaf rivers, and thence with the said Ridge between Mississippi and Tombeckbee to the Tennessee line.

17. ALABAMA CONFERENCE shall include South Alabama, that part of Mississippi not included in Mississippi Conference and West Florida.

18. GEORGIA CONFERENCE shall include the state of Georgia, (except what is em braced in the Holstein Conference,) East and Middle Florida.

19. SOUTH CAROLINA CONFERENCE shall include the state of South Carolina, (except so much as is included in the Tugulo, Greenville, and Pickens circuits,) and that part of North Carolina not included in the Virginia and Holstein Conferences.

20. THE VIRGINIA CONFERENCE shall include the circuits situated on the Yadkin

river, and that part of North Carolina lying north of Cape Fear river, except the town of Wilmington, and that part of Virginia lying south of Rappahannock river and east of the Blue Ridge, except Fredericksburg and Port Royal.

21. BALTIMORE CONFERENCE shall include the remaining part of Virginia, not included in the Virginia, Holstein, Ohio, Pittsburg, and Philadelphia Conferences; the western shore of Maryland, except a small portion included in the Pittsburg Conference, and that part of Pennsylvania lying east of the Alleghany mountain, and west of Susquehannah river, including Northumberland district.

22. PHILADELPHIA CONFERENCE shall include the eastern shores of Maryland and Virginia, the whole state of Delaware, and all that part of Pennsylvania lying between the Susquehannah and Delaware rivers, except so much as is included in the Baltimore and Oneida Conferences; and all the state of New-Jersey, Staten Island, and so much of the state of New-York as now is or at any time may be included in the Haverstraw and Hamburg circuits.

Quest. 2. How are the districts to be formed?

Answ. According to the judgment of the bishops

Incase there be no bishops to travel through the districts and exercise the episcopal office,. on account of death or otherwise, the districts shall be regulated in every respect by the annual conferences and the presiding elders, in the interval of general conference, ordination only excepted.

Each annual conference shall pay its proportionate part towards the allowance of each one of the bishops.

SECTION II

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Of building churches and the order to be observed therein.

Quest. 1. Is any thing advisable in regard to building?

Answ, Let all our churches be built plain. and decent, and with free seats; but not more expensive than is absolutely unavoidable; otherwise the necessity of raising money will make rich men necessary to us. But if so, we must be dependant on them, yea, and governed by them. And then farewell to Methodist discipline, if not doctrine too.

2. In order more effectually to prevent our people from contracting debts which they are not able to discharge, it shall be the duty of the quarterly conference, of every circuit and station, where it is contemplated to build a

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