13,000. After much earnest and prayerful deliberation the Official Board accepted the offer, and this tireless man went to work.
He published a four-page monthly called The Enterprise, which proved very helpful in many ways.
The Ladies' Social Circle held fairs, suppers and entertainments, the various societies of the church put their shoulders under the load and with a long pull, a strong pull, and a pull all together, the big mortgage was lifted and the church was free from debt.
On March 27, 1888, Mr. Bragg announced that enough money had been secured to cancel the mortgage and pay all accrued interest, nearly $14,000. The pastorate closed with a grand jubilee, with resolutions of love for the pastor and his family, and with thanksgiving to God for his blessing to us.
Rev. E. T. Curnick followed Mr. Bragg.
He found the church free from debt, even the current expenses of previous years being paid in full, a novel experience.
During this pastorate, women were first elected as