The M.E. Church, South

Abolition      The M. E. Church, South, are abolishing all references to slavery in the old Discipline which they took with them, when, with their slave-holding Bishop, they seceded from the Methodist Episcopal Church.  The last act is to obliterate the General Rule, forbidding the buying and selling of slaves.   The most of the Conferences are nearly unanimous in favor of the abolition of the rule.  The Missouri Conference was entirely unanimous.  We hope our Missouri Conference will be equally unanimous in favor of directly forbidding ‘the holding or using of a human being as a slave’.  Twenty four is the Arkansas Conference of the Southern Church voted against change, but there is not the slightest doubt that the slavery lovers will prevail.  — Zion’s Herald.

                     (Liberator, Oct 15, 1858, pg 3)