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Budget Containing the Status of Methodism at the Second Ecumenical Conference of Methodism
			
  74            STATUS OF METHODISM  AND CHRISTIANITY.



              THE RISE OF THE A. M. E. CHURCH.


              COMPARATIVE  FIGURES  FROM  1826 TO 1890.
      The following are the figures representing the numerical strength
 of this church in 1826:
 Number of Bishops ............................................... 1
    "      Annual Conferences .................................... 2
    "      Itinerant Preachers ...................................17
    "      Stations .............................................. 2
    "      Circuits ..............................................10
    "      Missions .............................................. 5
Total number of members .......................................7,927
 Amount of salary for traveling preachers .................$1,054 50
 Amount of incidental expenses ............................    97 25
The grand total amount of money raised annually for all pur-
        poses was .........................................$1,151 75
     Thus you see the increase in ten years, at the end of the second
decade in 1836:
Number of Bishops ................................................ 2
   "      Conferences............................................. 4
   "      Traveling preachers ....................................27
   "      Stations ............................................... 7
   "      Circuits ...............................................18
   "      Missions ............................................... 2
   "      Churches ...............................................86
Probable value of church property ........................$43,000 00
Total Salary of pastors...................................  1,126 29
Amount raised for.general purposes .......................    259 59
The grand total amount of money raised in 1837 for all
       purposes was........................................$1,485 88
    The total number of members in 1836 was 7,594.  This was a de-
crease of 343 members and is to be accounted for in the numerous sales
of slaves in the Baltimore Conference, as the decrease was in that Con-
ference.




			
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Budget Containing the Status of Methodism at the Second Ecumenical Conference of Methodism


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