The American Missionary — Volume 42, No. 12, December, 1888 eBook

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A report and address on the Indian Work, were made by S.B.  Capen, Esq., of Massachusetts.  Addresses were also made by Rev. A.P.  Foster, D.D., of Massachusetts, and by Rev. C.W.  Shelton, Financial Secretary for Indian Missions.

The Nominating Committee nominated the following special committees, who were appointed: 

Committee on Mountain Work.—­Rev. G.S.  Burroughs, D.D., of Massachusetts; Rev. C.B.  Riggs, of Tennessee; J.R.  Gilmore, Esq., of Connecticut; Rev. Morton Dexter, of Massachusetts; Chas. Coffin, Esq., of Massachusetts.

Committee on Church Work.—­Rev. David Gregg, D.D., of Massachusetts, Rev, Stephen M. Newman, D.D., of the District of Columbia; Rev. Wm. Hayes Ward, D.D., of New Jersey; Frank Wood, Esq., of Massachusetts; R.L.  Day, Esq., of Ohio.

The Committee on Educational Work reported, and addresses were delivered in connection with the report, by the Chairman, Rev. Llewellyn Pratt, D.D., of Connecticut, and by Rev. Julian M. Sturtevant, D.D., of Ohio.

An address on “The Church and the Color Line,” was delivered by Rev. James Brand, D.D., of Ohio.

Benediction by the President, and recess taken to 7:30 P.M.


The Association was called to order by the President, and Rev. George A. Tewksbury, D.D., of Massachusetts, offered prayer.

An address was delivered by Mr. Joshua Given, an Indian theological student, giving the story of his own life; by Rev. Joseph E. Smith, of Tennessee, on “The Evils of Caste to the Colored Race”; by Rev. B.A.  Imes, of Tennessee, on “The Evils of Secret Societies to the Colored Race”; by Rev, J.R.  McLean of Texas, on “The Evils of Intemperance to the Colored Race.”

Adjourned to Thursday morning, at 9 o’clock.


The Prayer Meeting from 8 to 9 o’clock was led by Rev. James L. Fowle, Missionary of the American Board.

The Association was called to order at 9 o’clock, and led in prayer by
Rev. Wm. H. Ward, D.D., of New Jersey.

The Rev. J.H.  Ross, Assistant Recording Secretary, being called away, Rev. Frank E. Jenkins was appointed.

The minutes of Wednesday were read and approved.

A paper on “Our Indebtedness to the Negro During the War,” was read by
District Secretary J.E.  Roy, D.D., of Chicago.

Rev. George S. Burroughs, D.D., of Massachusetts, presented the report of the Committee on Mountain Work, following it with an address; Rev. C.B.  Riggs of Tennessee, and James R. Gilmore of Connecticut, also addressed the Association on the same subject.

Committees were appointed—­on Secretary Strieby’s paper, Wolcott
Calkins, D.D., and Rev. O.S.  Dean, of Massachusetts, and Hon. A.C. 
Barstow of Rhode Island; and on Secretary Beard’s paper, Rev. Morton
Dexter, Frank Wood, Esq., and Rev. John E. Tuttle, all of

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