quest that all money that has been collected for the bene¬
fit of the paper in any of our districts be turned over fort-
with to our present treasurer, Bro. A. Goodwin, subject to
the order of J. F. Boulden.
Resolved, further, That as soon as practicable after
the present embarrassment is removed, we will make the
best arrangements we can for another paper.
The above obituary is but a sample of the many
that have been published to the memory of not a
few enterprises that have sprung up among us and
have perished for the want of proper support.
At this meeting the deaths of Eev. Harvey
Sykes and that of Daniel Dumas was reported to the
association by the committee on obituary. Both
were well advanced in age and had been faithful in
the Master's cause in their respective fields of labor.
It was said of them that they adorned the doctrine
of God by an upright walk and chaste conversation.
Each, like a ripe shock of corn, was plucked for the
At this session there were represented 13 asso¬
ciations, 432 churches, 224 ordained ministers, 39,-
389 members. Money collected, $91.85. The asso¬
ciation then adjourned to meet with the New Hope
Baptist Church, Grenada, Miss., Oct. 24, 1877. C.
M. Gilmore, Moderator; E. Eamsey, Clerk; A. Good¬
win, Treasurer; J. F. Boulden, Cor. Sec.
The following is the charter obtained through
the efforts of the corresponding secretary, as was
seen from his report to the association at Aberdeen,
THE CHARTER OF INCORPORATION
Of the General Baptist Missionary Association of the
State of Mississippi.
Whereas, the great end and object of the Genera