Constitution, Laws and Regulations of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions

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Halaman 7 - THE PRESIDENT. 1. It shall be the duty of the President, and, in his absence, of the senior Vice-President...
Halaman 4 - Corporations formed under this Act shall be bodies corporate and politic for the period for which they are organized; may sue and be sued; may have a common seal, which they may alter or renew at pleasure...
Halaman 3 - Board is expressly recognised in the act to be " the propagation of the Gospel in heathen lands, by supporting missionaries and diffusing a knowledge of the Holy Scriptures...
Halaman 4 - ... shall be faithfully appropriated to the purpose and object aforesaid, and not otherwise. And the said corporation shall have power to sell, convey, exchange, or lease all or any part of their lands, tenements, or other property for the benefit of their funds, and may" have a common seal which they may alter or renew at pleasure. Provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall enable the said corporation, or any person or persons, as trustees for or for the use of said corporation, to receive...
Halaman 5 - Board shall have power to make such bye-laws, rules, and regulations, for calling future meetings of said Board, and for the management of their concerns, as they shall deem expedient ; provided the same are not repugnant to the laws of this Commonwealth. SEC, 7. Be it further enacted, That one quarter part of the annual income from the funds of said Board shall be faithfully appropriated to defray the expense of imparting the Holy Scriptures to unevangelized nations in their own languages : Provided,...
Halaman 3 - ACT OF INCORPORATION. COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. In the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twelve: An Act to incorporate the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.
Halaman 5 - ... said Board shall be faithfully appropriated to defray the expense of imparting the Holy Scriptures to unevangelized nations in their own languages : Provided, that nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to defeat the express intentions of any testator or donor, who shall give or bequeath money to promote the great purposes of the Board. Provided, also, that nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to restrict said Board from appropriating, more than one quarter of said income...
Halaman 7 - ... called by the Executive Committee by notice served personally upon, or mailed to the usual address of, each Trustee twenty days prior to the meeting. 3. Special meetings shall, moreover, be called in the same manner by the Chairman upon the written request of seven members of the Board. Article III. OFFICERS OF THE BOARD. 1. The officers of the Board shall be a Chairman of the Board, a ViceChairman, and a Secretary, who shall be elected by the Trustees, from the members of the Board, by ballot...
Halaman 13 - ... the current year. 2. That, except in extraordinary cases, after the lapse of a year from their return, no grant is to be made to returned missionaries or assistant missionaries, who are neither superannuated nor disabled by sickness, and yet are not expected to resume their missionary labors. 3. That missionaries and assistant missionaries, who return on account of sickness, and recover their health, and remain in this country, are no longer to be regarded as having claims upon the Board for...
Halaman 3 - Act to incorporate the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. Whereas WILLIAM BARTLET and others have been associated under the name of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, for the purpose of propagating the gospel in heathen lands...

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