The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 1
Conference of 1770
Conference of 1770.
"Q. Two years ago it was agreed that Itinerant Preachers ought not to follow trades. How can we secure the observance of this?
"A. It is agreed, by all the brethren now met in Conference this 9th day of August, 1770, that no Preacher who will not relinquish his trade of buying and selling, or making and vending pills, drops, balsams, or medicines of any kind, shall be considered as a Travelling Preacher any longer. And that it shall be demanded of all those Preachers who have traded in cloth, hardware, pills, drops, balsams, or medicines of any kind, at the next Conference, whether they have entirely left it off or not?"†
† Ibid., pp. 89, 90.