.A. ItT .A. !F IP IE .A. L
IN BEHALF OF THE
WASHIIGTOF 1BCCATLQ5 SOCIETY,
WHICH IS AUXILIARY TO THE
NATIONAL THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE,
STATEMENT OF THE WORK OF THE INSTITUTE IN WASHINC. l'< )X, D. C,
AND IMMEDIATE VICINITY.
Washington, D. C July 31, 1S66.
The undersigned, officers and members of regular Baptist Churches in Wash¬
ington and vicinity, take occasion, in behalf of The Washington Education
Society, which is auxiliary to the The National Theological Institute, to
solicit the earnest attention of the Christian public to the following statement:
The special object of the Society is "to aid in the support and in promoting the
usefulness of brethren who may be striving to enjoy the facilities for education
afforded by the Institute, especially in connection with the maintenance of schools
where they mav be profitably employed, according to their ability, in imparting
instruction to others."
In addition to the work in operation in other sections of the country, and not
including the fifty connected with the schools in Alexandria, there are in this citv
and immediate vicinity, belonging to the schools of the Institute, about two hundred
Christian brethren, fifty-five of whom are connected with the school which is under
the daily supervision and instruction of Dr. Turney, at Institute Hall.
Most of the brethren in these schools, having been but recentlv released from a
state of slavery, are poor. It is difficult for them, with the utmost industry and
economy, to meet the necessities of life. Any assistance for them, in the wav 01
monev, clothing or provisions, by which they may be able to secure a greater portion
of their time for study, will be rendered to the best possible effect. Such contribu¬
tions are urgently needed for the most effectual accomplishment of the great object
had in view; and when made, they will be faithfully and economically applied.
Donations for this purpose may be forwarded to Washington, D. C. either to Rev
D. W Anderson, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Society. 2~>j North L St..
Rev. Wm. F. Nelson, Secretary, 114 Second St., David Rees, Esq., Treasurer. 406
F St., Charles II. Morse. Esq.. Member of the Board, 350 New York Avenue, or to
Rev. E. Turney, D.D., 56 Louisiana Avenue, who has under general superintend¬
ence the schools of the Institute, and who is hereby particularly requested to collect
contributions for the object of this Society, at such points as he may visit at the
North during the summer.