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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
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
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
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
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
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