BEING instructed by the Michigan State Conference, at its session of May 22, 1868, to prepare a
pamphlet for the churches in Michigan and Indiana, setting forth the necessary legal steps to be
taken in securing meeting-house property, with an abstract of the laws relating to wills, etc., I have
complied with said instruction and offer the following as the result. I will first introduce those
sections of the law which have a bearing upon the subject, and shall in subsequent portions of the
pamphlet merely refer to those parts of the law which are applicable to the case in hand.
J. N. LOUGHBOROUGH.