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STATE OF VERMONT,
HELD AT MANCHESTER ON THE 26TU DAY GF JUNE,

1822

TO WHICH IS PREFIXED THE

CONSTITUTION

of the Convention,

TOGETHER WITH

ABSTRACTS

OF THE JOURNALS OF THE CONVENTIONS OE 1820 AND 1821.

BELLOWS FALLS:
PRINTED BY BLAKE, CUTLER AND ce.

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CONSTITUTION

Of the Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the state of Vermont, as revised and adopted in Convention at Shelburn,

A. D. 1820.

ARTICLE I. The various Churches in Vermont shall be considered as united in one Convention in subordination to the General Convention of the United States.

ART. II. The said Convention shall meet annually on the fourth Wednesday in June, at such place as shall be appointed at a previous meeting ; and all Clergymen of the Protestant Episcopal Church, residing in this state, shall be entitled to seats in Convention ; and Lay Delegates from the several Churches in this State shall be entitled to seats in the said Convention, in the following proportion, to wit: Each Church shall bave the privilege of sending at least one member ; if it consists of ten or more communicants, then it may send two members, and for every twenty-five communicants, excepting the numbers above specified, the said Churches shall be entitled to one additional member.

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ART. 111. The Convention shall deliberate and act in one Cbody; but shall vote in distinct orders, when any member sball call for such a division on any one question ; and in such case a concurrence of a majority of both orders shall be necessary to constitute a vote.

ART. IV. A President, Secretary and Standing Committee sball be chosen at every annual meeting of the Convention; and when there is to be a session of the General Convention within the ensuing year, the requisite delegation shall be appointed to represent this State in that body ; also as long as ibis State shall belong to the Eastero Diocese, a delegation shall be appointed to attend each Diocesan Convention at the next preceding annual Convention, or at some meeting speci

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