Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
annual meeting of the Rappahannock Baptist Association.
Re x County, July 24, 1861.
To-day the Rappabannock Baptist Association closed its annual meeting.
As this is one of the largest religious bodies in the State
, a few lines in regard to this great convocation may not be unacceptable to your many readers.
Rev. A. Bagby
, of King
, preached the introductory sermon.
Rev. A. Hall
, a member of the Virginia Convention from Lancaster
, was chosen Moderator; Rev. T. B. Evans
, of Middlesex
, Clerk, and S. S. Gresham
From the reading of the letters, it seemed that the churches had enjoyed a prosperous year, though the number of additions was smaller than that reported last session.
Rev. James B. Taylor
advocated the claims of Foreign Missions.
Rev. A. Broaddus
, in to of Kentucky
, appeared on the agent of the Greenville Theological Seminsry
Rev. A. E. Dickinson
spoke in behalf of Colportage, and $200 were contributed to publish tracks for the soldiers.
Several excellent reports were read and discussed by Revs. R. H. Bagey
, J. G. Council, A. Broaddus, Jr. H. W. Montague
, and other distinguished speakers.
A resolution was adopted requesting all the churches to make special collections to aid in printing Testaments and Tracts for the Southern
The attendance was very large, considering the excited state of the country, and the meeting one of much interest.