ablest ministers, earnest workers and devoted Christians.
We greatly lament the very unexpected and sudden demise
of Brother Brinson, who was drowned while crossing the
Pearl river, during the high water of this year. His daily
walk was the testimony he left behind him. Brother
Thompson was permitted to linger awhile in sickness, and
talked with his friends and brother ministers, and then
bade them a long adieu. Of these brethren we say,
Where are they who once was with us,
In this vail of tears below,
Oft to meet and consolate us,
When in sorrow, care and woe.
They have gone to that blest region,
Where they're free from all their toils,
Never there to have derision,
In that blessed world of joy.
At this session there were represented 13 asso¬
ciations, 369 churches, 269 ordained ministers, 27,-
424 members, $151.05 collected. Officers were as
follows: Rev. CM. Gilmore, moderator; Rev. R.
Ramsey, clerk; Dr. J. F. ^Boulden, corresponding
secretary; Bro. A. Goodwin, treasurer. The associa¬
tion adjourned to meet with the Second Baptist
church, Aberdeen, Mississippi, October 24, 1876.
THE FIFTH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE GKENERAL
BAPTIST MISSIONARY CONVETION OF
The fifth session of this association was held
with the Second Baptist church, Aberdeen, Miss.,
October 24, 1876. The association was called to
order by the moderator, Elder C. M. Gilmore. The
Introductory sermon was preached by Rev. J. Har¬
vey. The association, in the previous session, had
appointed a Committee on Site for the location of an
institution of learning. The committee made the fol¬
lowing report early in this session: