by his oratory and well-chosen words, made the dele¬
gates and visitors feel that they were truly welcomed
to the hospitalities of the city of Greenville. Eev.
S. A. Anderson responded to the address in equally
fitting words, and well voiced the sentiments of
those whom he represented. The motion of Eev. T.
W Screws made it the order that each delegate and
annual member be required to pay *1 before his
name be entered upon the roll as delegate. From
this $197 was realized; some paid the $1, while others
Dr. J. F. Boulden, of Columbus, one of the
fathers of the Baptists of Mississippi, was here, and
when given an opportunity to speak, he made a tell¬
ing address on the subject of Unification. Eev. E.
Pollard, another old pioneer Baptist of Mississippi,
ijiade the brethren feel, by his speech, that nothing
else could satisfy the demand of the times, please the
Baptists of Mississippi, and accord with God's will
but a consolidation of the State convention and Gen¬
eral Association. It is a remarkable fact that these
old pioneers who were among the first to organize
these separate, or any other kind of ecclesiastical
bodies in Mississippi, were those, at God's appointed
time, who made the loudest speeches and most ear¬
nest appeals to consolidate the bodies that they had
been instrumental in keeping apart. Truly, we can
say with the poet: "God moves in a mysterious
way, His wonders to perform." Eev. S. D. Gibson
having been previously appointed to preach the
Introductory Sermon, preached it with great mani¬
festation of the Spirit's power from Isa. 9:6. This
session was characterized by the discussion of sev¬
eral important subjects by various delegates. Eev.