The 2d Epistle of John, 1st verse, was then read to show that respect was then had to the same thing;
and that why she was called an Elect lady is because, elected to preside.
was then appointed to the Counsellors— he laid his hands
on the head of Mrs Cleveland and ordain’d her to be a Counsellor to the Elect Lady, even
Mrs. , to counsel, and assist her in all things pertaining to her office
then laid his hands on the head of and ordain’d her
to be a Counsellor to , the Prest. of the
Institution— with all the privileges pertaining to the office &c.
He then laid his hands on the head of and blessed her, and
confirm’d upon her all the blessings which have been confer’d on her, that she might be
a mother in Israel and look to the wants of the needy, and be a pattern of virtue; and
possess all the qualifications necessary for her to stand and preside and dignify her
Office, to teach the females those principles requisite for their future usefulness.
Prest. Smith then resumed his remarks and gave
instruction how to govern themselves in their meetings— when one wishes to speak, address
the chair— and the chairman responds to the address.
Should two speak at once, the Chair shall decide who speaks first, if any
one is dissatisfied, she appeals to the house—
When one has the floor, occupies as long as she pleases.
Proper manner of address is Mrs. Chairman [p. 9]