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OF THE

YEARLY - MEETING,

HELD

ON RHODE-ISLAND,

FOR

NEW-ENGLAND.

PRINTED BY DIRECTION OF THE MEETING.

NEW - BEDFORD:
ABRAHAM SHEARMAN, JUN., PRINTER.

1809.
e-printed by direction of the Meeting, 1826. B. Lindsey & Co. Printers.
Re-printe

hea by direction of the Meeting, 1840. Knowles & Vose, Printers, Providence.
minced by direction of the Meeting, 1849. Joseph Knowles, Printer, Providence.

HARVARD UNIVERSITY LIBRARY DEC 28 1945

Jackson fund

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INTRODUCTION.

Since the printing of the Book of Discipline, about twenty-four years have elapsed, during which period the new regulations which have taken place have rendered it an imperfect collection 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 sixth month, 1809; they adopted the following as the Discipline of the Society, and directed the same to be printed, in order,

Ist. That every quarterly and monthly-meeting may be furnished with a fair and correct collection 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 practice, 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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