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" ... greatly embarrass the exercise of his office as an itinerant general superintendent, if not in some places entirely prevent it ; therefore, Resolved, That it is the sense of this general conference, that he desist from the exercise of this office,... "
HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS OF GEORGIA - Page 577
by H\GEORGE WHITE - 1854
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Yearbook of American Churches: 1st -40th Issue; 1915-1972

Sects - 1922
...result from this connection with slavery by a Bishop in the exercise of his office and declared it "The sense of this General Conference that he desist...of his office so long as this impediment remains." The Southern delegates resented this action. They contended that the episcopacy was not a mere office...
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University Studies, Volume 1

Alfred University - 1923
...has become connected with slavery by marriage and otherwise, and this act having drawn after itself circumstances which in the estimation of the General...General Conference that he desist from the exercise of this office so long as this impediment remains." "Journals," II. (1844), 65-66. (May 23). 45 Evidence...
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Religious Bodies, 1926

United States. Bureau of the Census - Church statistics - 1929
...slavery in the bishop's exercise of his office as an itinerant general superintendent, and declaring it "the sense of this General Conference that he desist...of his office so long as this impediment remains." The southern delegates resented this action, which virtually deposed him from the episcopacy, and entered...
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Historical Collections of Georgia

George White - Reference - 1969 - 746 pages
...to a free State whenever she thought proper. The mother of Bishop Andrew's first wife left to her a negro boy, and she dying without a will, he became,...desist from the exercise of his office, so long as this impediment'remains." For this resolution 1 10 members voted ; against it, 68. A few days after, the...
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Broken Churches, Broken Nation: Denominational Schisms and the Coming of the ...

C. C. Goen - History - 1985 - 198 pages
...greatly embarrass the exercise of his office ... if not in some places entirely prevent it," he should "desist from the exercise of his office so long as this impediment remains." The resolution was adopted by a vote of 1 10 to 68 along manifestly sectional lines. The Southerners...
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Lion of the Forest: James B. Finley, Frontier Reformer

Charles Chester Cole - Religion - 1994 - 271 pages
...and whereas Bishop Andrew has become connected with slavery by marriage and otherwise, and this act having drawn after it circumstances which in the estimation...prevent it; therefore, Resolved, That it is the sense of the General Conference that he desist from the exercise of this office so long as this impediment remains."40...
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The Methodists

James E. Kirby, Feliciano Rivera, James Kirby, Russell E. Richey, Kenneth E. Rowe - Religion - 1996 - 399 pages
...and whereas, Bishop Andrew has become connected with slavery by marriage and otherwise, and this act having drawn after it circumstances which, in the...General Conference that he desist from the exercise of this office so long as this impediment remains.95 There is, noted Hamby Barton, "no question that the...
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The Methodists

James E. Kirby, Feliciano Rivera, James Kirby, Russell E. Richey, Kenneth E. Rowe - Religion - 1996 - 399 pages
...and whereas. Bishop Andrew has become connected with slavery by marriage and otherwise, and this act having drawn after it circumstances which, in the...General Conference that he desist from the exercise of this office so long as this impediment remains.95 There is, noted Hamby Barton, "no question that the...
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Encyclopedia of Religion in the South

Samuel S. Hill, Charles H. Lippy, Charles Reagan Wilson - Religion - 2005 - 854 pages
...Conference of 1844 when Bishop JAMES O. ANDREW of Georgia, a slaveholder through marriage, was ordered to "desist from the exercise of [his] office so long as this impediment remains." A Plan of Separation provided for the division of the church into two sectional denominations. On 1...
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The Schism in the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1844: A Study of Slavery and ...

John Nelson Norwood - Methodist Church - 1923 - 225 pages
...has become connected with slavery by marriage and otherwise, and this act having drawn after itself circumstances which in the estimation of the General...General Conference that he desist from the exercise of this office so long as this impediment remains." "Journals," II. (1844), 65-66. (May 23). 45 Evidence...
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