Conventions composing these bodies may be in possession
of a full knowledge of the actions of the conference; we
recommend that five thousand circulars containing the
above resolutions and plans be printed at once, and that
two thousand five hundred be sent to the corresponding
secretaries of the State bodies for distribution to the dis¬
trict corresponding secretaries and pastors of the churches.
Fifth. That we send a copy of these resolutions to
the Baptist Messenger, Baptist Signal, Mississippi Baptist
Herald, American Baptist, Louisville, Ky., and Living
Way of Memphis, Tenn., for publication.
Our Dear Brethren: As your servants, apointed by
you to suggest plans of consolidation of our great organi¬
zations, we have done our best, and now place before you
a few simple plans of consolidation, which, if carried out,
will, we believe, effectually unify the Baptist brotherhood
of our State. Now we pray you look upon, examine with
care and prayer, our work. Our one aim has been unifica¬
tion. If this is accomplished, the end sought is gained.
Accept our work in the spirit it has been done, and the
Baptists are one. In addressing you thus personally we
realize and appreciate the difficulties in the way of carry¬
ing out these recommendations. But if we desire union
can't we, won't we, make the necessary sacrifices? And
remember, the reward is woath a thousand fold the sacri¬
fice made. Therefore let no personal disadvantage or ill
convenience keep you from working for, and being present
at these meetings of union.
Yours for union, harmony and progress,
G. W. Gayles, Pres't, )
S. A. Anderson, |
S. A. Jordan, |
H. W. Bowen, )■ Committee.
Aaron Reed, |
N. T. Thomas, |
R. J. Temple, Sec'y, J
These delegates preceded very cautiously from
day to day, in their efforts to form a union that
would be lasting, and against which the contentions,
incidental to organizations of this kind, could not
prevail to dissolve them. In the afternoon session of