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is Board. It is determined to entrench largely in this work, owing to the state of the country. On motion of Rev. Dr. Seeley, the following was adopted: Resolved, That all our churches be recommended to urge on their members the method of the Apostolic churches in contributing, by laying aside for the Missionary Fund on every Lord's Day according to their ability; and that our brethren endeavor to take their weekly collection at the special meetings for prayer, which this Association has already advised the Church to hold. Dr. Seeley sustained this resolution in an able speech. He urged that weekly collections would immensely augment the aggregate amount of donations to our religious enterprises. Rev. J. C. Long, of Norfolk, read the Bible Board report, which was discussed by Revs. L. W. Allen, A. B. Brown, J. C. Long, A. E. Dickinson, and others. The report urges the importance of taking active steps for distributing Bibles and Testaments among the soldiers.
Publishing houses in the South. From the annual report on the subject of Colportage, read by the Rev. A. E. Dickinson before the Virginia Baptist General Association, we make the following extract: The present political status of our Commonwealth imposes upon us increased responsibility. The large publishing houses of all denominations are located in the North.--We have not a house for printing Bibles in the entire South. The new position of our country will doubtless induce a conviction that literary is scarcely less important to us than political enfranchisement. Publishing houses will spring into being and vigor throughout our young "nationality"--the Confederate States. In no way can we better direct attention to this sphere of enterprise, and at the same time give a pledge of success to those who embark in it, than by increasing facilities for the circulation of good books among our own people. When it is seen that, as a denomination, we are ready to scatter broad
The Daily Dispatch: November 6, 1860., [Electronic resource], Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch. (search)
Rev. W. T. Brooks, Clerk. The latter office has for many years been filled by Rev. Mr. Solomon, who has just left to take a church in your city. Rev. L. W. Allen, of Nashville, Tennessee, spoke in behalf of the Bible Board of the S. B. Convention. Rev. B. F. Marable, Corresponding Secretary of the North Carolina State Convention, spoke in favor of the colportage and missionary operations of this State. There are ten colporteurs and twenty missionaries in the employ of the Board. Rev. A. E. Dickinson represented the Foreign Mission Board of the S. B. Convention. --Rev. J. S. Walthall, formerly of your city, and now editor of the Baptist paper of this State, represented the interests of the Biblical Recorder. The Baptists of this State have 28 associations, 600 churches, and 70,000 communicants. They have great wealth and social influence, and are doing much to supply the destitute with the word of life. The other denominations open not only their churches, but their dwellings,
Acquitted. --In the U. S. Court, yesterday, Judge Hallyburton presiding, John Gaskins, a lad, charged with purloining letters from the Richmond post-office, directed to Rev. A. E. Dickinson, was put on trial, and after a full hearing, the jury brought in a verdict of "not guilty." P. H. Avlett, Esq., appeared for the United States, and Gen. T. P. August and N. A. Sturdivant, Esq., as counsel for the accused.
Liberal Bequests. --Rev. S. H. Rogers, a talented young minister, who recently died in Loudoun county, Va., has left $2,500 to be divided equally between the five benevolent enterprises in which the Baptist General Association is engaged; also, $100 to Rev. A. E. Dickinson, General Superintendent of Colportage, to be used in presenting to each Baptist Minister in the State a copy of Baxter's Reformed Pastor.
Felonious shooting. --A case of shooting occurred yesterday evening about four o'clock, on Main street, nearly opppsite Dickinson's hat store. The party shot (who received a ball from a Colt's pistol in his breast and is not expected to survive) is named Wm. D. Wilson; the perpetrator of the act, Geo. W. Bowman, was locked up in the cage by officer Bibb to await an examination before the Mayor. One account represents the act to have been wholly unjustifiable; another, that the wounded man was advancing on the other with a drawn knife. Both parties, if we hear aright, are soldiers. Bowman, it seems, had been sent after Wilson to carry him to camp. The latter retreated into the street, and being drunk, fell down, when a bystander seized his musket. He arose and was coming towards the other party when the shooting took place. If the shooting was done "according to law." it can, no doubt, be made to appear so. It is, however, high time the shooting and stabbing business was p
"hymns for the Camp." --Three societies at the North are each preparing a volume of hymns, to be used in the Northern army. In one of these are to be found the "Star Spangled Banner," "Yankee Doodle," &c. We are glad to be able to state that an effort is now being made to prepare a little volume of old fashioned spiritual songs, to be used in the Southern army. Rev. A. E. Dickinson, Superintendent of Colportage, who, with the aid of several clergymen in this city, is preparing this volume, informs us that it will be ready in a few weeks. Instead of imitating the Yankees, and inserting "Dixie," nothing will be published but such old-fashioned hymns as our oldest soldiers have heard from their childhood; such as Am I a soldier of the Cross," A follower of the Lamb? And shall I fear to own His cause-- Or blush to speak His name?" Or, "Soldiers of the Cress, arise, Lo! your Captain, from the skies. Holding forth the glittering prize, Calls to victory; Fear not, th
inia Convention from Lancaster and Northumberland, was chosen Moderator; Rev. T. B. Evans, of Middlesex, Clerk, and S. S. Gresham, Esq., Treasurer. 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 army. The attendance was very large, considering the excited state of the country, and the m
Good Reading for soldiers. --We have received from Rev. A. E. Dickinson, General Superintendent of Colportage, copies of the following excellent tracts, which he has just issued, and is now sending out to the various encampments in this State: "Are You Ready?"--This tract is an earnest and eloquent appeal to the soldier, and is not inferior to many of the fervent appeals in "Baxter's Call" and "Aliene's Alarm." "How can I be Saved?"--This contains a lucid and forcible exposition of the way of salvation. We do not see how a better tract could be written on this most important subject. "A Soldier's Appeal."--This is from the pen of a pious soldier, and was written while at his post on the tented field. He writes from a full heart, and his words are full of wisdom. We heartily commend these and the many other good tracts that are being published by this Colportage Board. Let the tracts be put in the hands of every soldier on Virginia soil, and great good will
[for the Richmond Dispatch.]religious reading for soldiers. Richmond, Va., July 31, 1861. At a late meeting of the S. S. and Publication Board of the Baptist General Association of Virginia, I was directed to supply the Chaplains of the Confederate forces with religious tracts for distribution among their respective regiments and also to supply such soldiers as may wish to aid in placing religious reading within the reach of all our soldiery. Those who wish to avail themselves of this proposal will please give me their address and they shall be furnished gratuitously with excellent religious tracts, especially adapted to the circumstances and wants of those on the tented field. A. E. Dickinson, Gen'l Sup't of Baptist Colportage in Va.
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