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DISCIPLINE

of THE

YEARLY-MEETING,

ON RHODE ISLAND,

FOR

NEW-ENGLAND.

ARINTED BY DIRECTION OF THE MEETING,

NEW-BEDFORD :

ABRAHAM SHEARMAN, JUN, PRINTER.

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INTRODUCTION.

SINCE the printing of the Book of Dis.

cipline, about twenty-four years have elapsed, during which period the new regulations which have taken place have rendered it an imperfect collečtion of the rules of the Society, and the Book being out of print, the Yearly-Meeting committed the revisal of our Discipline to the Meeting for Sufferings, in 1807, who having with care and diligence completed, and laid the same before the Yearly-Meeting, in the fixth month, 1809 ; they adopted the following as the Discipline of the Society, and direéted the same to be printed, in order,

1st. That every quarterly and monthly-meeting may be furnished with a fair and correół collečtion of the minutes and advices which have been agreed to, for regulating the affairs of the society.

2dly. “That these minutes and advices being more generally received, may be more uniformly observed and put in praćtice, that order, unity, peace and harmony, may be preserved throughout the churches.”

3dly. “That in an especial manner the youth of the present and succeeding generations may

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