--This old association met at Ashland
Tuesday, and continued in session three days. We learn from one of the returned Richmond
delegates that the session was a most pleasant and harmingtons one, and the number of delegates larger than had been expected at such a time and under such circumstances.
The people of the neighboring country also attended in large numbers.--There were present from this city the Rev. Drs
, and Ryland
; Revs, Jos. Walker
, Harrison Williams
, and Poindexter
; Prof. Dabney
, of Richmond College; A. H. Sands
, Dr. Geo. B. Streel
, and Messrs. J. B. Wood
, John Turpin
, Wm. Tyree
, Jesse Williams
, and perhaps others.
was chosen Moderator, and W. H. Fonerden
Among the other interesting proceedings was the ceremony of setting apart to the ministry the Rev. A. P. Woodlin
, son of Mr. George Woodfin
, formerly of Richmond
.--The reading of the Scriptures was done by Rev. Dr. Burrows
, the charge to the Church
made by Rev. Dr. Jeter
, the ordaining prayer offered up by Rev. W. F. Broadus
, of Fredericksburg
; the charge to the candidate by the Rev. Dr. Ryland
, and the presentation of the Holy Scriptures
and of the right hand of fellowship by Rev. Meriwether Winston
, formerly also of this city, but of what place at present we do not remember.
Excellent addresses were delivered upon the subjects of colportage and missions, and especially in regard to the foreign missionary operations of the Church
The Circular Letter to the Churches
was read by Mr. J. B. Wood
, of Richmond
, who was appointed at the last session of the Association to prepare it. That it was well written and well read, ve,
who know the author's ability to perform the task, have not a doubt.
The church at Ashland
, where the Association was held, is a small one, but its friends here expect that, under the charge of its young pastor, Rev. A. P. Woodfin
, it will increase constantly in numbers and usefulness.