formed you that the Reflector was not in debt, and that I
had within my reach enough to pay off all the liabilities
of the concern up to the time I was able to keep our dew
drops above the water, (or the Reflector) but since then
hard times overtook us, and by the time we got out the
January number we were about sixty-five dollars behind.
I have done much corresponding, but not as much as the
previous year, and also attended several associations.
The Mt. Olivet Association took up the subject of
the Reflector, and after an explanation by myself and some
very approgriate remarks from several brethren, made up
$16 for the Reflector, and placed it in the hands of Bro. J.
Muse, treasurer. I attended the New Hope Association,
who also took up the subject of the Reflector, and voted it
$20. It was my privilege also to attend the Jackson Asso¬
ciation. This body did nothing for the Reflector, but after
some discussion appropriated $20 for this body. I met the
Zion Association also, which discussed the subject with
some feeling, and pledged themselves to the support of
Dear brethren, my intercourse with our association
affords me an opportunity to witness the great need of ed¬
ucation among our people, and especially in the pulpit. I
am glad to say that the above associations, together with
the Spring Hill Association, are alive to the necessity of
education, and are looking in that direction.
REPORT ON EDUCATION.
Brother Moderator and Brethren:
Your committee on education beg leave to report:
We have met and considered this great and import¬
ant subject with as much care and earnestness as we have
been capable of commanding, and notwithstanding we
feel our incapecity to grapple with a subject of such vast
importance, yet with our very limited information, we
cannot fail to see its indispensable necessity among all
classes of society, among all callings and professions, to
the farmer and the mechanic, to the geologist and astron¬
omer, to the lawyer and doctor, together with all other
like and kindred callings. But to none so important and
so indispensible as to the minister of the gospel, who has