The Advent Review and Sabbath Herald, vol. 56
The Advent Review and Sabbath Herald, Vol. 56
July 15, 1880
“Upper Columbia Conference” Advent Review and Sabbath Herald 56, 4, pp. 61, 62.
BUSINESS PROCEEDINGS AT THE MILTON, OREGON,
CAMP-MEETING, MAY 20-31, 1880.
FIRST MEETING, MAY 25, 9 A. M.—Eld. I. D. Van Horn in the chair. Prayer by Eld. Jones. Credentials of delegates were called for, and the following were presented: From Walla Walla, A. T. Jones and T. Chabat; Milton, Wm. McCoy and J. A. Smith; Dayton, Ambrose Johnson. Moses Hunt, the delegate from Pataha Prairie, being absent, it was voted that Bro. Win. Gibson be accepted as delegate from that church, Bro. Nicholas. Ownbey was received as representative of the brethren in Grande Ronde Valley, and Bro. J. Cowles of the brethren of Klickatat Co., W. T. ARSH July 15, 1880, page 61.1
Eld. S. N. Haskell, of the General Conference Committee, was invited to take part in the deliberations of the meetings. The invitation was also extended to all S. D. Adventists in good standing. ARSH July 15, 1880, page 61.2
It was moved by Bro. Wm. McCoy, and seconded by by Bro. Ambrose Johnson, that the North Pacific Conference be divided on the line of the Cascade Mountains. ARSH July 15, 1880, page 61.3
After considerable discussion, the meeting adjourned to call of Chair. ARSH July 15, 1880, page 61.4
SECOND MEETING, MAY 26, 9:15 A. M.—Eld. I. D. Van Horn in the chair. Prayer by Eld. Haskell. Minutes of last meeting read, corrected, and accepted. Discussion of motion to divide the Conference was continued. The question was finally submitted, and carried unanimously. ARSH July 15, 1880, page 61.5
Moved, that a committee of three be appointed by the Chair on resolutions and nominations. Carried. ARSH July 15, 1880, page 61.6
Moved, that the Chair be empowered to appoint two persons outside of the delegates, to act with said committee. Carried. ARSH July 15, 1880, page 61.7
For this committee the Chair named, A. T. Jones, Ambrose Johnson, and J. A. Smith; to act with these Wm. Goodwin and Wm. Nichols. Adjonrned to call of Chair. ARSH July 15, 1880, page 61.8
THIRD MEETING, MAY 27, 5 A. M.—Eld. I. D. Van Horn in the chair. Prayer by Eld. Haskell. Minute of last meeting read and accepted. ARSH July 15, 1880, page 62.1
The report of the Committee on Resolutions and Nominations being called for, the following was submitted:— ARSH July 15, 1880, page 62.2
Whereas, It has been, by unanimous vote, deemed advisable to divide the North Pacific Conference on the line of the Cascade Mountains, therefore ARSH July 15, 1880, page 62.3
Resolved, That we hereby respectfully request the regular session of the N. P. Conference, which is to be held at Salem, Oregon, June 9-15, 1880, to grant this our appeal, and to recognize us as an independent Conference to be known a the Upper Columbia Conference of S. D. Adventists.1 ARSH July 15, 1880, page 62.4
Resolved, That we adopt as a whole the Constitutions of the Conference, the T. and M. Society, and the Sabbath-school Association, that have already been adopted by the N. P Conference. ARSH July 15, 1880, page 62.5
Resolved, That gratitude, thanksgiving, and praise are due to our Heavenly Father for his mercy and loving-kindness in allowing us the privilege of another camp-meeting; for the testimonies of his Spirit, in this meeting, and for the counsel of his servants. ARSH July 15, 1880, page 62.6
Resolved, That we thank the General Conference Committee for their care, manifested for us in the assistance they have tendered us in the labors of Eld. S. N. Haskell and Sister E. G. White. ARSH July 15, 1880, page 62.7
Resolved, That we thank the General Conference for the presence of Eld. G. W. Colcord; and that we hereby extend to Eld. and Sisfer Colcord our hearty welcome and support, and an earnest invitation to remain and labor among us in the great work of God. ARSH July 15, 1880, page 62.8
Resolved, That we respectfully request that Eld. A. T. Jones be allowed to remain and labor among us. ARSH July 15, 1880, page 62.9
Resolved, That we all, as churches and individuals, hereby pledge ourselves to work to the fullest extent of our ability to push the great work of the third angel’s message to a successful issue in all its department. ARSH July 15, 1880, page 62.10
Resolved, That we deem the paying of tithes a duty enjoined in the Scriptures, and therefore we recommend that every member in this Conference adopt the tithing system and carry it out faithfully in all things. ARSH July 15, 1880, page 62.11
Resolved, That we deem it necessary for the efficient working of the T. and M. society that a reserve fund be raised of such amount as may be considered advisable by the Conference Committee, by means of which a stock of publications may be kept on hand. ARSH July 15, 1880, page 62.12
Resolved, That we recommend that the ministers act as agents for the T. and M. society. ARSH July 15, 1880, page 62.13
Resolved, That we recommend that each and every one of the scattered S. D. Adventists in this Conference be corresponded with for the purpose of getting them heartily enlisted in the work in all its parts. ARSH July 15, 1880, page 62.14
Resolved, That we deem it essential to the success of the cause that vigilant missionary societies be organized in every company of Sabbath-keepers, wherever practicable. ARSH July 15, 1880, page 62.15
These resolutions were taken up one by one, and adopted unanimously. ARSH July 15, 1880, page 62.16
The committee placed on nomination the following persons as officers for the ensuing year, all of whom were elected unanimously:— ARSH July 15, 1880, page 62.17
President, G. W. Colcord; Secretary, A. T. Jones; Treasurer, Wm. Nichols, Executive Committee, G. W. Colcord, Wm. Goodwin, and Ambrose Johnson. ARSH July 15, 1880, page 62.18
T. AND. M. SOCIETY.
President, G. W. Colcord; Vice-president, Wm. Goodwin; Secretary, Mrs. G. W. Colcord; Board of Directors, A. T. Jones, George Beck, and Ambrose Johnson. ARSH July 15, 1880, page 62.19
President, G. W. Colcord; Secretary, Miss Adna Johns. ARSH July 15, 1880, page 62.20
Moved by A. T. Jones that the officers of the T. and M. society be appointed a committee to district the Conference, their action to be final. Carried. ARSH July 15, 1880, page 62.21
Adjourned to call of Chair.
FOURTH MEETING, MAY 28, 3 A. M.—Eld. I. D. Van Horn in the Chair. Prayer by Eld. Raymond. ARSH July 15, 1880, page 62.22
On motion, the reading of the minutes of last meeting was waived. ARSH July 15, 1880, page 62.23
The committee submitted the following additional resolutions:— ARSH July 15, 1880, page 62.24
Resolved, That we hereby tender to the P. C. S. S. Co. and the O. R. & N. Co. a vote of thanks for their courtesy toward Eld. S. N. Haskell and his party on their visit to this place, to assist in establishing the missionary work in this field. ARSH July 15, 1880, page 62.25
Resolved, That we hereby request the recognition of the Upper Columbia Conference by the General Conference. ARSH July 15, 1880, page 62.26
Resolved, That we hereby tender a vote of thanks to Bro. Wm. Nichols for the free use of these pleasant grounds for our camp-meeting. ARSH July 15, 1880, page 62.27
Resolved, That we tender a vote of thanks to the Camp-meeting Committee and the Milton church, for their kind labors in so pleasantly fitting up our camp-ground. ARSH July 15, 1880, page 62.28
Voted, That this Conference pay quarterly to the General Conference one-tenth of all tithes received by the Conference Treasurer. ARSH July 15, 1880, page 62.29
Adjourned to call of Chair.
FIFTH MEETING, MAY 31, 6:30 A. M.—The President, G. W. Colcord, in the chair. ARSH July 15, 1880, page 62.30
Renewal of credentials was granted to Eld. G. W. Colcord, A. T. Jones, and Wm. L. Raymond, and it was voted that the granting of licenses be left to the Conference Committee. ARSH July 15, 1880, page 62.31
Voted, That we have a camp-meeting next year, and general meeting in October of this year. ARSH July 15, 1880, page 62.32
The Districting Committee presented the following report:— ARSH July 15, 1880, page 62.33
We, your Districting Committee, hereby recommend that the Conference be divided into three districts, as follows:— ARSH July 15, 1880, page 62.34
Dist. No. 1, to include Walla Walla county, with all of the territory north and west of the Columbia River, and east of the Cascade Mountains. Director, A. T. Jones. ARSH July 15, 1880, page 62.35
Dist No. 2, with the exception of Walla Walla county, to include all of Washington Territory east of the Columbia River. Director, Ambrose Johnson. ARSH July 15, 1880, page 62.36
Dist. No. 3, all of Oregon east of the Cascade Mountains Director, George Beck. ARSH July 15, 1880, page 62.37
G. W. COLCORD.
MRS. G. W. COLCORD.
A. T. JONES.
Voted, That a copy of these minutes be furnished to the Signs of the Times and REVIEW AND HERALD for publication. ARSH July 15, 1880, page 62.38
Adjourned sine die. G. W. COLCORD, Pres.
ALONZO T. JONES, Sec.