HISTORY OF THE GENERAL MISSISSIPPI BAPTIST WOMEN'S
EDUCATIONAL CONVENTION " OF
While the women "of the East" were making the
history recorded in the previous chapter, the women "of
the West," then working in connection with the Mission¬
ary Baptist State Convention of Mississippi, as individu¬
als, " committee of Five Sister " and local societies were
fulfilling, in a telling way, their mission for the intellect¬
ual, moral and spiritual progress of the Negro Baptists of
The minutes of the State Convsntion for the year
1872, page 30, will show the first recorded donation that
these sisters presented to the State Convention to help
these brethren in their financial struggles.
Their donation was accompanied with the follow¬
ing letter :
"Enclosed in our letter please find five dollars, which
we send as a gift to you who are engaged in the salvation
of of our race, and the advancement of the Baptist cause.
Though we are but weak women, yet we are engaged in
the work of benevolence, and beg your prayers that God
may prosper us in the future as He has in the past. As
we have met "upon the level" let us part "on the square."
Yours in Christ,
Mariah Richardson, Mrs. Eeasterpeck,
Mrs. Kitty Minor, Emily Cailey,
Mrs. Jane Carter, Miss Maggie Jackson,
Mr. Henry Smith, Eliza Green,
Mother Lucy Thompson.
The minutes of 1873, page 26, will show that on
July 24, the same committee of sisters with the exception
of Sister Eliza Green made a second annual report to the
State convention then convened at Natchez, Miss.
In 1875 the following was sent by them to the con¬
vention then convened at Greenville, Miss.:
"Natchez, Miss,, July 16, 1875.
To the President and Members of Mississippi Missionary
Baptist Convention at Greenville assembled :
Brethren—It is our earnest desire that the blessings