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    June 22, 1882

    “Upper Columbia Conference” The Signs of the Times 8, 24, pp. 284, 285.

    THE second annual session of the Upper Columbia Conference of S. D. Adventists convened at the camp-ground in Dayton, W. T., June 1, 1882, at 9 o’clock A. M. President Eld. G. W. Colcord in the chair. Prayer by Eld. J. H. Waggoner. Credentials of delegates being called for, the following were presented: Walla Walla two, Dayton one, Pataha one, Meadows one, Farmington one. Alpowai one, Medical Lake one. Spokane Co. one.SITI June 22, 1882, page 284.1

    Voted that Eld. J. H. Waggoner be accepted as representative of the General Conference. Minutes of last session read and approved. Instructive remarks were made by Eld. Waggoner on the idea of attendance at camp-meeting, and representation in Conference.SITI June 22, 1882, page 284.2

    Voted that all committees be appointed by the Chair.SITI June 22, 1882, page 284.3

    Committees were named as follows: Nominations, M. O. Beck, W. A. Gibson, E. E. Vinson. Resolutions, J. H. Waggoner, A. T. Jones, Wm. I. Goodwin; Credentials and Licenses, B. F. Winkler, T. A. McCoy, I. M. Johns; Auditing, I. M. Johns, T. Chabor, B. F. Winkler, E. E. Vinson, L. W. Butler, T. S. Ragsdale.SITI June 22, 1882, page 284.4

    Adjourned to call of Chair.

    SECOND MEETING, JUNE 4, 8 A. M.

    President in the chair. Prayer by Eld. Colcord. Credentials of other delegates presented as follows: Milton two, Snipe Valley one. Minutes of last meeting read and approved.SITI June 22, 1882, page 284.5

    The Committee on Nominations reported as follows: For President, Eld. G. W. Colcord; Secretary Eld. A. T. Jones; Treasurer, Wm. Nichols, Ex. Committee Ambrose Johnson, T. L. Ragsdale. The nominees were elected. The Committee on Credentials and Licenses recommended, that credentials be renewed to Elders G. W. Colcord and A. T. Jones, and that licenses be renewed to Brethren Wm. Russell and W. A. Gibson. The report was accepted, and the Committee retained for further inquiry. Credentials and licenses were renewed according to report.SITI June 22, 1882, page 284.6

    Voted that the Camp-meeting Committee be secured by the Executive Committee, who were empowered to pay for the services of such Committee if necessary.SITI June 22, 1882, page 285.1

    The question, Shall we accept the proposition of the citizens of Farmington for the establishment of an Academy in that Town? was discussed by Elders Jones, Colcord, Waggoner, Brethren Ambrose Johnson, Wm. Goodwin and I. M. Johns, with the question pending Conference.SITI June 22, 1882, page 285.2

    Adjourned to call of Chair.

    THIRD MEETING, JUNE 5, 2 P. M.

    Prayer by Eld. Waggoner. Minutes of last meeting read and approved. Consideration of pending question was resumed, and voted that a committee of five be appointed by the Conference to further consider the matter. Carried. The committee was named as follows: Elders Colcord, Jones, Brethren Goodwin, Johns, and Ragsdale.SITI June 22, 1882, page 285.3

    The Committee on Resolutions, reported as follows:—SITI June 22, 1882, page 285.4

    Resolved. 1. That we have unabated faith in the Testimonies which are given to the church, and we express our regret that Sister White was not able to meet with us this year. And we hereby extend to her our earnest invitation to meet with us in our camp-meeting in 1883.SITI June 22, 1882, page 285.5

    2. That we extend the thanks of this Conference to the O. R. and N. C. Railroads for the favor granted in returning to their homes at reduced fare all who came over their lines to this meeting.SITI June 22, 1882, page 285.6

    The Auditing Committee reported all business settled.SITI June 22, 1882, page 285.7

    Moved that Bro. Wm. Russell be requested to report labor to the Conference Committee.SITI June 22, 1882, page 285.8

    Adjourned to call of Chair.

    FOURTH MEETING, JUNE 6, 6 A. M.

    President in the chair. Prayer by Eld. Waggoner. Minutes of last meeting waived.SITI June 22, 1882, page 285.9

    The Committee on Credentials and Licenses finding nothing further to report, requested to be discharged. Discharged accordingly.SITI June 22, 1882, page 285.10

    Remarks by the President upon plainness of dress. Unanimously voted that the church is better off without tobacco and jewelry.SITI June 22, 1882, page 285.11

    Committee on School reported that after mature deliberation on all points, we are compelled to decline the offer. Report adopted.SITI June 22, 1882, page 285.12

    Moved, that agents be requested to give receipts for all money received. Carried.SITI June 22, 1882, page 285.13

    A vote of thanks was tendered to the General Conference for the efficient help rendered by the labors of Eld. J. H. Waggoner.SITI June 22, 1882, page 285.14

    Adjourned sine die.
    G. W. COLCORD, President.
    ALONZO F. [sic.] JONES, Secretary.

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