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JOURNAL

OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE

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TWELFTH ANNUAL CONVENTION

OF THE

PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH

IN LOUISIANA :

HELD IN

St. John's Church, Thibodeaux,

ON

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th days of May, 1850.

NEW ORLEANS;

H. SPENCER & CO. PRINTERS, "MAGIC PRESS OFFICE,"

89 Magazine Street.

LIST OF PARISHES

IN THE

DIOCESE OF LOUISIANA.

GRACE CHURCH, St. Francisville.

ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, West Baton Rouge.
ST. JAMES CHURCH, Baton Rouge.
ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, Thibodeaux.
ST. MARY'S CHURCH, Bayou Goula.
ST. PETER'S CHURCH, Morganza.
ASCENSION CHURCH, Donaldsonville.
GRACE CHURCH, Munroe.

ST. JAMES' CHURCH, Parish of Rapides.

TRINITY CHURCH, Natchitoches.

ST. PETER'S CHURCH, Shreveport.

CHRIST CHURCH, Covington.

CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY, City of Lafayette.

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OF THE

Clergy of the Diocese of Louisiana, May 8, 1850.

The Right Rev. LEONIDAS POLK, D. D., Bishop of the Diocese, residing near Thibodeaux, Parish of Lafourche Interior.

Rev. JOHN BENSON, Missionary in West Baton Rouge.

Rev. JOHN BURKE, residing at Baton Rouge.

Rev. WM. H. BURTON, officiating at New Iberia.

Rev. W. CROES CRANE, Rector of Grace Church, New Orleans.

Rev. FREDERICK DEAN, President of Poydras College. Rector of St. Peter's
Church, and Missionary in the Parish of Pointe Coupée, Morganza.
Rev. CHARLES GOODRICH, Rector of St. Paul's Church, New Orleans.
Rev. E. GUION, Principal Rapides Female Seminary, near Alexandria.
Rev. CHAPLIN S. HEDGES, officiating temporarily at Woodville Mississippi.
Rev. WILLIAM B. LACEY, D. D., Rector of Southern Institute for Young
Ladies, Jackson, Parish of East Feliciana.

Rev. JOHN H. LINEBAUGH, Rector of St. James' Church, Baton Rouge,
Parish of East Baton Rouge.

Rev. ARCHIBALD H. LAMON, Rector of St. John's Church, Parish of West Baton Rouge.

Rev. DANIEL S. LEWIS, Rector of Grace Church, St. Francisville, Parish of

West Feliciana.

Rev. AMOS D. McCOY, Rector of St. James' Church, in Parish of Rapides.
Rev. EDWARD NEVILLE, D. D., Rector of Christ Church, New Orleans.
Rev. NATHANIEL O. PRESTON, Rector of the Church of the Annunciation,

New Orleans.

Rev. RODERICK RANNEY, Minister of Grace Church, Monroe, Parish of Ouachita.

Rev. A. B. RUSSELL, Minister of Emanuel Church, in the Parish of Plaquemine. Rev. AMBROSE SMITH, officiating in Christ Church, Covington.

Rev. JOHN SANDELS, Rector of St. John's Church, Thibodeaux, Parish of Lafourche Interior.

Rev. WILLIAM STEELE, Missionary in the Parish of Caddo.

Rev. W. C. STOUT, Missionary in State of Arkansas.

Rev. SPENCER WALL, Minister to a Colored Congregation, Parish of Lafourche Interior.

Rev. CHARLES W. WHITALL, Missionary of St. Peter's Church for Seamen, New Orleans.

Rev. CHARLES H. WILLIAMSON, Rector of Eglise Protestante Française, New Orleans.

I. At the opening of any session of the Convention, the President shall take the Chair, and shall continue to preside during the sitting. He shall possess the usual powers of presiding officers in deliberative assemblies, to preserve order and decorum, and shall decide all questions of order, subject to an appeal to the House. He shall have the right to name any clerical member to perform the duties of the Chair; but such substitution shall not extend beyond an adjournment, unless directed by the House. The person so named shall possess all the powers of the President, but shall not lose the right of voting while so presiding.

II. If the Secretary of the preceding Convention be in attendance, he shall officiate as such until another be chosen. If he be not present, a temporary Secretary may be appointed, on motion, by a viva voce

vote.

III. After the Chair being taken by the President, the Secretary shall call over the names of the Clergy entitled to seats in the Convention, and shall enter in the journals those who are present. Notice shall then be given to the lay deputies to place their certificates on the table. They shall be examined by the Secretary, and a committee of two members, to be appointed by the President. Any irregular or defective certificate shall be suspended until a quorum shall have appeared. The names of the lay deputies, duly appointed, shall then be called, and those who are present shall be entered on the journal. The irregular and defective certificates shall then be reported to the Convention, who shall decide on the admission of the deputies named in them.

IV. A constitutional quorum being found to be present, the President shall declare the Convention duly organized.

V. A Secretary shall then be chosen for the Convention. He may appoint an assistant, who shall perform all the duties of the office in the absence of the Secretary.

VI. The President shall then appoint the following Committees to wit:

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VII. The Delegates to come prepared with quotas of Publication Fund, and support of the Bishop.

VIII. After daily morning prayer, the order of business shall be as follows:

1. The reading, correcting, and approving of the minutes of the preceding day.

2. Calling the names of absent members, and entering on the Journal those who appear.

3. Reports from the various Committees.

4. Motions, Resolutions and Miscellaneous business.

IX. The Bishop's Address shall be in order at any time.

X. Every member who shall be present when a question is stated from the Chair, shall vote thereon, unless excused by the House.

XI. No motion shall be put or debated, unless it is seconded; and when seconded, it shall be stated by the President before debate; and every motion shall be reduced to writing, when required by the President, or any member.

XII. If the question in debate contain several distinct propositions, any member may have the same divided.

XIII. When a question is under debate, no motion shall be received unless to postpone it indefinitely; to postpone it to a certain time; to lay it on the table; to commit it, or amend it; and motions for either of these purposes shall have precedence in the order herein named. But a motion to adjourn shall always be in order, when no member is speaking, and shall be decided without debate; and if it be negatived, it shall not be renewed until some new business has intervened.

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