thereon, "We are Educational and Missionary Workers for
Christ. Come, Go with TJs, for the Victory is Ours."
Elder G. W. Gayles, President.
As a token of respect to Eevs. Gayles and
Smothers, and with a desire to do something for the
educational project that was fostered by this con¬
vention, we find that Sisters Scott and Page adopted
the method that is set forth in the following letter:
Port Gibson, Miss., July 24, 1889.
Rev. G. W. Gayles, D. D., Dear Friend and Brother:
This being your 14th year that you have served as presi¬
dent of the convention, I now extend to you my heart in
great love, believing you to be one worthy of great praise
who has fully mastered his position with great skill and
Christian love. The same praise is not withheld from the
vice president, Rev. J. Smothers. I send by express to¬
day a quilt made by Sister Charlotte Page and myself es¬
pecially for you, but on the condition: We want the con¬
vention to buy the quilt and make you a present of it, and
the money to be turned over to the Natchez College. The
price of the quilt is $12.00. We have one at the same sum
for Rev. Smothers, but the church here will pay for it. We
Missionary Sisters are determined to see the building paid
for, with God to help. Sister Page and I have been sick
for a long time and can't meet with you. While we regret
it very much, we desire the prayers of the convention.
Yours in Christ,
This simply illustrates the truthfulness of the
fact that "Where there is a will there is a way."
Nobody but a woman would ever think of such a
scheme as this to obtain money for this laudable
cause. I trust that this plan will serve as a hint to
some more of our wise sisters.
It had come under the observation of Eev. P.
E. Frisby that "Local Preachers" were executing
the rites of matrimony between parties consenting