That each minister and deacon will do all they
can for the encouragement of these women-workers
in raising funds in their several churches for the pur¬
That the number of women-workers shall not be
less than five nor more than fifteen for each church.
And that the executive board will be requested
to prepare and furnish to each church suitable pro¬
grams for each committee of women-workers, in all
of our churches, to be guided by, and said money to
be sent to the treasurer of the convention.
The following is the report of the Executive
Board and Trustees of the Natchez College:
Brookhaven, Miss., July 26, J.888.
Mr. President and Dear Brethren of the Convention:
We have the honor to submit to you for your consid¬
eration this our annual report. We have held three meet¬
ings of the board since last July. We need your prayers and
money to complete the grand object before us as Baptists :
this is, to educate and to give the gospel to Africa. We have
failed to bring the Minutes of the Convention out before
now. The reason is we had not the money in the treasury
to print them. The work that we are attempting to carry
on is an expensive one, and we find that it takes more
money than usual. We have economized as much as possi¬
ble and still kept the work of education in existence. We
are glad to say we have no serious troubles to relate to you.
We appeal to your conscience and pockets in behalf of the
dormitory. We attempted to build a dormitory. The
building was half completed when it was blown down by a
storm. We paid the workmen as the work proceeded. We
owe the saw-mill company two hundred dollars on the
lumber of the dormitory. We ask every minister to give
financial report of the executive board.
Collected at Brookhaven, Miss.................. $1,394 70
Paid Britton & Koontz, int. on money.. .$300 00