HISTORY OF MISSISSIPPI BAPTISTS, FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES.
By Z. T. LEAVELL AND T. J. BAILEY, WITH AN INTRODUCTION HV Prof. Franklin L. Riley.
OF THP. UNIVERSITY Of MISSISSIPPI.
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the fifty-third session of the Association was held with the
Bethel church, Newton countv. The introductory
sermon was preached by S. J. Tullos- text, 1 Cor. 3:4: theme, "The Resurrection of Christ, the foundation ot the
Christian's joy." One hour intermission and dinner, and the body convened and was called to order by the moderator.
L. B. Fancher led in prayer. J. H. Sansing, A.J. Freeman and J. C. Foster were requested to read letters.
N. T. Johnson, D. C. Payne and T. H. Stamper were appointed a committee on finance.
J.J. Ingram was requested to preach at the stand. Letters were read from forty-seven churches, delegates names
enrolled and statistics noted. Officers were elected by acclamation-N. L. Clarke moderator; J. M. Moore, clerk;
J. E. Graham, treasurer. Visiting ministers were invited to seats; one new church was added to the body,
Hardyville, Newton county. Correspondence was received from Salem ancl New Liberty
associations. Committees were appointed : ]. B. Ishee, J. P. Mason and A. P. Wash, with the pastor and deacons of
Bethel church, formed the committee on preaching. Lord's day services were arranged as follows:
Prayer meeting at 10 o'clock in the morning, conducted by G. W. Rainer; J. M. Moore to preach at 11 o'clock the annual sermon on missions, to be followed by a collection for missions: J. C. Foster to preach
at 2 o'clock; L. B. Fancher at night, and T. T. Wells on Monday. Adjourned to 9 o'clock Monday morning,