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who are engaged to visit foreign parts, advised to propose
their concern to the yearly meeting of ministers and elders,
93. To be ready to receive advice as well as teach and in-
struct, 84. Ministry not to be judged of hastily, but the
hearers' own spirit to be first watched over, 83. All public
opposition to ministers who are not disowned, to be avoided,
89. None to impose themselves as preachers, who are not
faithful in observing the various branches of our testimonies,
82. Mode of dealing with such as friends are not satisfied
with, 89. Re-admission of such as are disowned, 89. Ad-
vices to ministers, 83, 90. To return to their habitations
as soon as their service is over, 84. See Meetings of Min-
isters and Elders, 77.
Ministers and Elders. See Meetings of Ministers and Elders,
77. Living in neglect of attending meetings, to be visited
and dealt with, 88.
Moderation, exhortation to, 56. See Plainness, 110.
Months. See Days and Times, 27.
MonTHLY MEETINGs, 96. Not to divide into two separate
meetings, without the consent of the quarterly meetings, 43.
To appoint overseers, 43. To appoint friends to visit fam-
ilies, 49, 99. Their judgment may be appealed against, 1.
What they consist of, 43. When they refuse to comply with
the judgment of the quarterly meeting, must appeal to the
yearly meeting, or may be dissolved by the quarterly meet-
ing, 116. To encourage setting up schools, 128. What to
record. See Records, 122. See Law, 54.
Mourning habits. Friends not to imitate the vain custom of
wearing or giving. See Burials, 12.

NEGROEs and SLAves. Friends not to reap the unrighteous
profits of slavery, 100. Such as have been held in slavery
to be encouraged in religious and virtuous lives, 101.

OATHs, not to be taken on any occasion, 102. Not to be ad-
ministered by friends in office, 103.

Offenders, how to be dealt with, 97, 98.

ORPHANs, WILLs, ExEcutoRs, &c., 104.

Overseers, to be chosen by each monthly meeting, 43. See.
Monthly Meetings, 96.

Overseers of the Poor to be annually appointed, and their duty,
114.

Papers, to be examined before read, with some exception, 151.
PARENTs and GUARDIANs. General advice to, 106. To pro-
vide suitable schoolmasters, 107. To be exemplary, 108.
To put their children apprentices to honest friends, 108. To
be stirred up to their duty by monthly meetings, 14. Such
as consent to or encourage marriages contrary to our rules,
are to be dealt with, 66. To instruct their children, 13. To
keep their children to a seasonable and constant attendance.
of meetings, 72. Not to place those under care from among
friends, without consent of the monthly meeting, 108. When
friends want apprentices, to seek out our own members, 109.
PLAINNEss, 110. See conduct, &c., 21. Education, 47. Pa-
rents, and Guardians, 106.
Poor. Poor friends to be maintained by the society, 113.
Not to be refused relief on account of offences unnoticed by
monthly meetings, 96. Their children to be educated by
monthly meetings, 114. See Schools, 127. Liberality to
the Poor, 56. Removals and Settlements, 124.
Preparative Meetings, 41.
Prayer, caution to ministers therein, 92.
Prize Goods. See Queries, 118.
Public Gifts, to be duly applied, 120.

QUARTERLY MEETINGs, 115. What they consist of, 42. Se-
lect meetings how made up, 79. To be held the day before
the quarterly and yearly meetings, 80. To enter all minutes
and written epistles from the yearly meeting, in fair books,
116. To hold meetings for Divine worship, on the first day
of the quarterly meeting, 116. Time when and place where
each quarter is held, 116. To appoint representatives to the
yearly meeting, 150. Their judgment may he appealed
from, 115. Not to be set up or divided into two, but by the
yearly meeting, 43. See Records, 122. Discipline, 40.
May unite the select members of two or more monthly meet-
ings into one select meeting, 79.

QUERIEs, 118. To be considered and answered, 120. Select Queries, 94. See Women's Meetings, 148. Yearly Meeting, 150. Answers to them must be plain and explicit, and approved by, and signed on behalf of quarterly meetings, 120. REcoRDs, 122. To be open, and to whom, 43. R.E.Mov ALs and Settlements, 124. Reports, evil. To be examined into before repeated, 34. Repentance, of disorderly walkers to be recorded. See Records, 122. None after repentance to be reproached with their transgressions, 40. See Monthly Meetings, 96. Representatives, 43. See Yearly Meeting, 150. Revenues. See Civil Government, 18. Riches. See Covetousness, 25. Education, 47. Liberality to the Poor, 56. Parents and Guardians, 106.

SALUTATIONs, unbecoming gestures by way of, to be avoided, 126. Schools, 127. Schoolmasters and Schoolmistresses to be encouraged, 127. Poor children to be educated, 128. No friends' children to be sent to schools not of our society, but by the approbation of the school committee, 128. ScRIPTUREs. Duty of friends to cause their children to read them, 129. Books tending to corrupt the minds of youth to be discouraged, 129. See children, 13. Educatión, 47. Parents and Guardians, 106. Schools, 127. Queries, 118. Servants. See Masters, &c., 68. Sick to be visited, 49. And assisted, 56. Silent, humble dependence on the Lord exhorted to, 85. Simplicity. See Plainness, 110. Slaves. See Negroes and Slaves, 100. SLEEPING IN ou R RELIGIous MEETINGs, 132. Such as continue therein not to be employed, 132. SPIRITUous Liquors, 134. The use of them advised against, (except as medicine,) 134. Stock. How to be raised, and at whose disposal, 136. SUFFERINGs, 137. See War, 144. Subordination of meetings, 43.

Taverns, not to be frequented unnecessarily. See Queries, 118. Tale-bearing. See Defamation, &c., 33. Queries, 118.

Taxes mixed, the payment or non-payment of, not to be censured, 146. Such as pay those expressly for war to be dealt with, 146.

TESTIMONIES AND MEMoRIALs, 138.

Treasurer, to be appointed in each meeting, and the treasury open to women's meetings as well as men's, 114.

TRADE, general advices to those concerned in, 139. Such as fail of paying their just debts, to be dealt with, and how, 140. Moderation in trade recommended, 141. Those unable to comply with their contracts, to call their creditors in time, 141. And not to pay one creditor in preference to another, 143. See Covetousness, 25. Families suspected of going backward in estate to be visited, 140.

Trustees excused from referring matters, when the property is not their own, to arbitration. See Arbitration, 6. Wills, &c., 104.

Visitors of Families, to be appointed, 49, 99.

WAR, our testimony respecting, 144. Rates or assessments for advancing the hire of soldiers or for military men, and those expressly for war, to be refused, 145. Caution against letting temporal interest induce any to contribute to war, 146. Pensions for military services rendered before membership with friends, not to be received, 147.

Wills, to be made in health, 104. And according to justice and equity, 104. See Orphans, Wills, &c., 104.

Wom EN's MEETINGs, to be upheld and encouraged, 148. To appoint representatives, 148. To proceed as the men's meetings are advised under queries, 148. Monthly meetings, 96. Quarterly meetings, 115. And Yearly meetings, 150. How the labors of men and women are to be united, 148.

YEARLY MEETING. Its institution and design, 150. To nominate committees of appeals and when, 2.

YouTH, caution and counsel to, 152. See Discipline, &c., 40. Children, 13. Education, 47. Parents and Guardians, 106. Plainness, 110.

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