lever of the world, I respectfully ask, that every pastor
and delegate, here assembled, do their duty in it, and make
Natohez College one of the grandest institutions of the
State. It being the only college in the State that is owned
and supported by the colored people, therefore, it should
be made the pride of our race. In order to accomplish this
work, the convention should request at least $1 from each
pastor and delegate, $3 from each church, $1.50 from each
Sunday school, from each association $10. In addition to
this, we want our pastors and deacons to assist our Educa¬
tional Committee and Women Workers in their respective
At the meeting of the executive board, held in Mt.
Vernon Baptist Church of Yazoo City, Miss., July 1888, 45
missionaries were appointed to labor in the States of Miss¬
issippi, Louisiana and Arkansas, in the interest of the
churches and the building up of the Kingdom of Christ.
PRESS AND PRINTING.
The Baptist Signal has not done as well as we expected
being the organ of our convention, but it is not on the ac¬
count of the board failing in any respect to discharge its
duty, but it has been for the want of money to run the
The office has been moved to Natchez, Miss., as it
seemed a matter of impossibility to get a competent prin¬
ter ; the difficulty is now removed as we have a competent
printer, and'we only need some money.
It is gratifying to us to know that our sisters are tak¬
ing general interest in our education and mission work.
Under the new system adopted at our last session of the
convention formulating the Women Workers, our forces
are being utilized, and we look for much good to be accom¬
plished by them, notwithstanding the many disadvantages
under which they have labored, even in some of their
own churches among prejudiced and covetous members.
The pastors, deacons and members, should give the
Women Workers their entire support. I respectfully sug-