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Minutes of the Forty-Second Anniversary of the State Convention
of the Baptist Denomination in S. C., Held at Greenville, July 25-28th, 1862.
Together with an Abstract of the Proceedings of the Board of Trustees
of Furman University, Held at the Same Time and Place:

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(title page) Minutes of the Forty-Second Anniversary of the State Convention of the Baptist Denomination in S.C., held at Greenville, July 25th-28th, 1862. Together with an Abstract of the Proceedings of the Board of Trustees of Furman University, Held at the Same Time and Place.
South Carolina Baptist Convention.
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Published for the Convention, By E. R. Stokes
1862
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MINUTES
OF THE
FORTY-SECOND ANNIVERSARY
OF THE
STATE CONVENTION
OF THE
BAPTIST DENOMINATION IN S. C.,
HELD AT
GREENVILLE, JULY 25TH-28TH, 1862.

TOGETHER WITH AN
ABSTRACT OF THE PROCEEDINGS
OF THE
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF FURMAN UNIVERSITY,
HELD AT THE SAME TIME AND PLACE.

COLUMBIA, S. C.:
PUBLISHED FOR THE CONVENTION, BY E. R. STOKES.
PRINTED AT THE SOUTHERN GUARDIAN OFFICE.
1862.


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MINUTES.*

        *As some persons may wish to preserve and bind the Minutes of the Convention, it has been thought best to number the pages continuously from year to year. The pages of this year's Minutes will be found numbered with reference to those of last year.


GREENVILLE, FRIDAY, July 25, 1862.

         The introductory Sermon was preached at 11, A. M., by Rev. J. C. Phelps, from Job 7: 17, 18; after which the Convention was called to order by the President, Hon. J. B. O'Neall, and the names of delegates enrolled.

         Charleston Association. -- W. D. Rice, J. C. Smith, W. J. Snider, T. P. Smith, W. B. Carson, I. Nicholes.

         Edgefield Association. -- Z. Watkins, L. R. Gwaltney, B. F. Corley, W. N. Moore, John R. Gwaltney.

         Welsh Neck Association. -- John Culpeper, J. C. Phelps, J. 0. B. Dargan, T. P. Lide, B. W. Edwards.

         Savannah River Association. -- No delegates.

         Tyger River Association. -- J. C. Furman, J. P. Boyce, W. Williams, B. Manly, R. Furman, J. A, Broadus, C. H. Judson, J. B. Sherman, C. J. Elford, P. C. Edwards, G. F. Townes, H. R. Williams, M. D. Dickey, J. G. Landrum.

         Reedy River Association. -- W. B. Mayfield, J. B. O'Neall, B. F. Griffin, W. Phillips, S. Barksdale, A. C. Stepp.

         Edisto Association. -- No delegates.

         Salem Association. -- L. C. Hinton, T. H. DeGraffenreid.

         Bethel Association. -- No delegates.

         Saluda River Association. -- A. Rice.

         Moriah Association. -- A. T. Latta.


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        Twelve Mile Association.-- John Ariel.

        Barnwell Association.-- No delegates.

        Columbia Association.-- J. M. C. Breaker, I. D. Durham.

        Broad River Association.-- No delegates.

        Charleston Female Missionary Society.-- No delegates.

        Newberry Bible Society.-- No delegates.

        Newberry Church.-- J. B. O'Neall.

        Antioch Bible Society.-- No delegates.

        Santee Bible Society.-- No delegates.

        The Convention then proceeded to ballot for officers, when the following were elected:

         Prayer was then offered by Rev. Dr. Johnson, and the Convention proceeded to business.

         An invitation was extended by the Chair to ministers of our own and other denominations, not delegates, to take seats and participate in the deliberations; which was accepted by Rev. M. T. Sumner, Corresponding Secretary of Domestic and Indian Mission Board, Rev. C. H. Lanneau, Rev. J. F. Auld, Rev. E. T. Buist, D. D.

         On motion of Dr. R. Furman, it was agreed that the sessions of the Convention shall be held from 91/2, A. M., to 1, P. M., and from 4 to 6, P M.

         The Convention then went into recess.

FRIDAY -- AFTERNOON SESSION.

        The Convention met, and was called to order by the President.

        The Greenville Association, on application, was received to membership in the Convention, through their delegates, W. B. Johnson, D. D., J. Harrison, G. W. Brookes.


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        The President announced the several Standing Committees, as follows:

         On Preaching. -- The Pastor and Deacons of the Greenville Church, and brethren Phillips and Stepp.

         On time and place of next meeting, and persons to perform stated religious services. -- Julius C. Smith, Z. Watkins, C. H. Judson.

         On Account. -- P. C. Edwards, T. H. DeGraffenreid, J. Culpeper.

         On nomination of Board of Agents. -- B. Manly, R. Furman, B. F. Corley.

         On notice of deceased Ministers. -- J. P. Boyce, A. T. Latta, I. D. Durham.

         On preparing list of Ministers and their post offices. -- W. J. Snider, S. Barksdale, W. D. Mayfield.

        On minutes and letters of corresponding bodies. -- J. C. Phelps, T. P. Smith, J. Harrison.

         On motion of Dr. Boyce, Brother Sumner was allowed half an hour, immediately after the disposal of the special order for 101/2 to-morrow morning, in which to present the claims of Domestic Missions.

         On motion of Dr. Boyce, the consideration of the report of the Committee on the plans of the General Association of Virginia was laid over to our next meeting.

        On motion of Dr. Broadus, it was agreed that, there being no business now before the Convention, a few moments be spent in devotional exercises, with special reference to the state of the country.

         On motion of Dr. Boyce, a Committee to nominate the Boards of the Convention was appointed, consisting of brethren Carson, L. R. Gwaltney, G. F. Townes.

         The Convention then adjourned. Prayer by Rev. Z. Watkins.


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SATURDAY -- MORNING SESSION

        Convention met, and was called to order by the President. Prayer by Rev. L. R. Gwaltney.

         The report of the Treasurer of the Bible and Mission Board, Brother Carwile, was presented. (See Report -- No. 1.)

         Brother Sumner then proceeded to address the Convention and congregation in behalf of Domestic and Indian Missions, when donations were made, amounting to $364 30 in cash, and the promised proceeds of the sale of a bale of cotton.

         Prof. Judson presented his report as Treasurer of the Convention, which was referred to the Committee on Accounts. (See Report -- No. 2.)

         Brother Townes submitted his report as Treasurer of the Education Board. (See report -- No. 3.)

         Prof. Judson presented the report of the Secretary of the Education Board for last year, its unfinished state having prevented its presentation at the last meeting of the Convention. (See Report -- No. 4.)

         The Committee on time and place of next meeting, reported, through their Chairman, J. C. Smith, recommending Darlington C. H. as the place and Friday before the last Sunday in July, 1863; as the time, of our next meeting; that the Introductory Sermon be preached by Rev. Dr. W. Williams, Rev W. D. Rice his alternate; the Charity Sermon by Rev. Dr. J. A. Broadus, Rev. Dr. J. C. Furman his alternate. Concurred in.

         On motion of Dr. R. Furman, a Committee was appointed to nominate the Board of Trustees of the Furman University, consisting of brethren W. D. Rice, Z. Watkins, J. Culpeper, G. F. Townes, W. Phillips, T. H. DeGraffenreid, A. Rice, A. T. Latta, I. D. Durham, G. W. Brookes.

         The Sunday School and Colportage Board reported, through their Corresponding Secretary, Brother Dargan.


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         (See Report -- No. 5.) After which Brother Rice presented his report as General Superintent of the Sunday School and Colportage Agency (See Report -- No. 6.), which was followed by remarks from brethren Broadus, Culpeper, Carson, and others, and contributions to the amount of $245 50. Report adopted.

         Convention went into recess.

SATURDAY -- AFTERNOON SESSION.

        The Convention met, and was called to order by the President.

         The Committee to nominate the Boards of the Convention reported, through their Chairman, Brother Carson. Report adopted. (See Report -- No. 7.)

         Dr. Manly, for the Committee to nominate a Board of Agents, submitted their report, which was adopted. (See Report -- No. 8.)

         The Committee on Accounts reported, through their Chairman, Prof. Edwards,

That they had examined the Treasurer's report, submitted to them, and found that the moneys had all been appropriated according to the will of the contributors, and are all properly vouched and explained. No other accounts were submitted to them.

         Brother Snider submitted the report of the Committee on list of ministers and their post offices, which was adopted.

         The Convention then adjourned. Prayer by Rev. A. Rice.

SUNDAY, July 27, 1862.

        The Charity Sermon was preached in the Baptist Church at 11 o'clock, A. M., by Rev. L. R. Gwaltney, from 1 Peter, 2:7, after which a collection was taken up, amounting to


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$96 60. At the same hour Rev. J. M. C. Breaker preached in the Presbyterian Church, and Rev. M. T. Sumner in the Methodist. In the afternoon Rev. J. C. Phelps preached in the Presbyterian, and at night Rev. J. G. Landrum in the Baptist Church.

MONDAY, July 28, 1862.

         The Convention met and was called to order by the President. Prayer by Rev. W. D. Rice.

         The Committee to nominate the Board of Trustees of Furman University, and to determine the number of votes to which each Association is entitled, reported, through their Chairman, Brother W. D. Rice; whereupon an election was held, which resulted in the choice of the following: (See Report -- No. 9.)

         On motion of Dr. Dr. J. C. Furman, a Committee was appointed to nominate delegates to the Southern Baptist Convention. Committee: brethren Townes, Dargan, Watkins.

         On motion of Prof. Judson, it was agreed that the collection taken up on yesterday be equally divided between the several Boards of the convention.

         The Committee on minutes and letters of corresponding bodies reported, through their Chairman, Brother Phelps, "that no communications had come into their hands which claim the attention of this Convention."

         Brother Carson offered the following resolution, which was unanimously adopted:

        Whereas, we have learned that Dr Howell, Brother Ford, and some others, are now confined in the State Penitentiary in Nashville, Tennessee, for refusing to take the oath of allegiance to the United States, therefore,

         Resolved, That the sympathies of this body be tendered to Dr. Howell, Brother Ford, and such other brethren as may be suffering persecution for their devotion to the cause of their country; that we look with admiration on their constancy and fortitude, and that we will not cease to pray that their strength fail not, and that they may speedily be released.



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         The Committee to nominate delegates to the Southern Baptist Convention submitted their report, which was adopted. (See Report -- No. 10.)

         On motion, Brother J. C. Furman was appointed to prepare a notice of the death of our late Brother, A. E. McIver, to be printed with these Minutes. He subsequently furnished the following:

         Whereas, very soon after the last meeting of this Convention, our beloved brother, Allen E. McIver, M. D., of Darlington, was removed from the sphere of his earthly labors, while in the fullness of his strength and in the midst of his usefulness; and whereas Brother McIver, a consistent Christian from his boyhood, and esteemed by all who knew him for his religious activity, for his genial cheerful, devout spirit, had taken a lively interest in the general welfare of the denomination, and had given to the objects of this Convention his efficient and valuable service; therefore,

         Resolved, That in the death of Brother McIver we have experienced a serious loss, and that we recognize the event as an occasion that a summons us to Christian resignation.

         Resolved, That as his life was an impressive and lovely display of the refining influence of Divine grace, it is matter of holy pleasure to know that the short and violent illness which preceded his death was an equal display of the supporting power of that grace. Blessed with everything which could make life desirable, our lamented brother was yet ready to go, when it was made manifest as God's will that he must die. On his dying bed he was the same cheerful, happy Christian that he was in the days of bodily vigor.

         Resolved, That this Convention, feeling their own loss, deeply sympathize with the bereaved family of our brother; with the Church of which he was a member; and with the Welsh Neck Association, at whose future meetings the manly form, the quick, earnest voice, and the hearty labors of our beloved brother will be greatly missed.


        On motion of Brother Judson, it was

Resolved, That fifteen hundred copies of the Minutes be printed, and that the Constitution and Rules for the Transaction of Business be omitted from the Minutes of the current year.

        Brother Boyce presented the report of the Committee on deceased ministers, which was adopted (See Report -- No. 11.)


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         On motion Of Brother W. D. Rice, it was agreed that half an hour again be spent in devotional exercises.

         On motion, the thanks of the Convention were tendered to the brethren of Greenville for their hospitable entertainment of the Convention; to the several railroad companies for their reduction of fare, and to the Presbyterian and Methodist Churches of Greenville for the use of their houses of worship.

         On motion, it was

Resolved, That the thanks of this body be tendered to our Brother, Hon. J. B. O'Neall, President of this Convention, for the kind and courteous manner in which he has discharged the duties of his office.

        The Convention then adjourned, to meet at Darlington C. H. on Friday before the last Sunday in July, 1863.

J. B. O'NEALL, President.
J. M. C. Breaker, Secretary.


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REPORTS.

7.* -- REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE NOMINATION OF THE
BOARDS OF THE CONVENTION.

        The Committee make the following report:


* Report No. 7 has been placed at the commencement of the reports, to allow the balance accounts of the Treasurers to appear in proper form.


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1. -- JOHN B. CARWILE, Treasurer, in account with the Bible and Mission Board, Baptist Convention of South Carolina.

        

DR.

1860.    
 Balance in hand per last report, July 23, 1860 . . . . .  $79 70
August -- Received of Rev. Z. Watkins, books sold . . . . .  2 50
Nov. 28 -- Edgefield Association Bible Society . . . . .  84 00
1861.   
Jan. 4 -- Saml. W. Mobley, Treas'r Salem Assoc'n . . . . .  60 83
Jan. 29 -- Wm. Pitts, books sold . . . . .  2 85
Jan. 31 -- Mrs. Nancy Furman . . . . .  40 00
April 6 -- Edgefield Association Bible Society . . . . .  45 00
May 29 -- Willow Swamp Bible Society . . . . .  24 30
July 20 -- Edgefield Association Bible Society . . . . .  28 00
 Edgefield Association Bible Society . . . . .  40 00
1862.    
Jan. 8 -- Rev. W. D. Rice, for Bibles sold . . . . .  12 55
Feb. -- following persons for distribution of Testaments and tracts among soldiers, viz:   
 John R. Leavell . . . . . $5 00  
 John B. Carwile . . . . . 5 00  
 Wm. H. Harrington . . . . . 5 00  
 S. Pratt . . . . . 2 00  
 J. H. Blease . . . . . 50 -- $17 50
   [total,] $437 28

        

CR.

1860.   
Dec. 12 -- Paid Foreign Mission Board Southern Baptist Convention, as directed by Edgefield Association Bible Society . . . . . $32 00
 Domestic Mission Board, as above . . . . . 32 00
1861.  
Jan. 17 -- For books . . . . . 25 92
Jan. 23 -- Railroad expenses . . . . . 3 25
Feb. 1 -- Domestic Mission Board Southern Baptist Convention, one-half Mrs. Furman's contribution . . . . . 20 00
Feb. 6 -- Foreign Mission Board Southern Baptist Convention, one-half Mrs. Furman's contribution . . . . . 20 00
June 21 -- Bible Board Southern Baptist Convention, from Edgefield Association Bible Society, for distribution of Bible among Indians . . . . . 40 00
June 21 -- Bible Board Southern Baptist Convention, as directed by Salem Association . . . . . 30 73
July 24 -- Rev. A. E. Dickenson, from Edgefield Association Bible Society, for soldiers in Virginia . . . . . 40 00
1862.  
Jan. 8 -- Rev. W. D. Rice, for distribution of Bibles and tracts among soldiers in South Carolina . . . . . 112 55
Feb. 19 -- Rev. W. D. Rice, as above . . . . . 43 00
March 17 -- Rev. W. D. Rice, as above . . . . . 33 00
  [subtotal,] $432 45
 Contingent expenses . . . . . 4 78
  [total,] $437 23

        We have examined the above account, and find the same correctly and properly vouched.

JOHN J. BRANTLY, Auditing Committtee.
G. T. SCOTT, Auditing Committee.

July 22, 1862.


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2. -- C. H. JUDSON, Treasurer, in account with with the State Convention of the Baptist Denomination in South Carolina.

        

DR.

1861.    
July 26 -- To balance in hand at last report, for Minutes . . . . .$24 03 
  Welsh Neck Association, for Minutes . . . . . 20 00 
  Treasurer Furman University, for Minutes . . . . . 20 00 
 Barnwell Association, for Minutes . . . . . 5 00 
 Edgefield Association, for Minutes . . . . . 16 25 
 Charleston Association, for Minutes . . . . . 11 50 
 Tyger River Association, for Minutes . . . . . 7 95 
   $104 73
 Female missionary and Education Society, First Baptist Church, Charleston, for Indian Missions . . . . . $50 00 
July 28 -- To public Sabbath collection . . . . . 54 30 
   $104 30
   [total,] $209 03

        

CR.

1861.   
July 27 -- By paid Rev. M. T. Sumner, Secretary, for Indian Mis. . . . . $50 00
1862.  
Jan. 7 -- By paid Rev. J. M. C. Breaker, for printing Minutes . . . . . 64 00
July 27 -- By paid G. F. Townes, Treasurer Education Board . . . . .18 11
  Rev. J. M. C. Breaker, for Minutes . . . . . 40 70
  Balance in hand, Domestic Missions . . . . . 18 11
  Balance in hand, Foreign Missions . . . . . 18 11
  [total,] $209 03

C. H. JUDSON, Treasurer


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3.-- REPORT OF THE TREASURER OF THE EDUCATION BOARD -- 1861-'2.
G. F. TOWNES, Treasurer, in account with the Education Board
of the Baptist State Convention of South Carolina.

        

AMOUNT RECEIVED SINCE REPORT OF 1860. CR.

1860.  
August -- Received of Tyger River Association . . . . . $10 00
 C. H. Judson, Treasurer State Convention . . . . . 30 70
Oct. 2 -- W. V. Moore, Treas'r Edgefield Association . . . . . 8 75
Nov. 3 -- Collections by Brother Jeter . . . . . 20 00
  J. C. Furman . . . . . 5 00
Dec. 10 -- T. P. Smith, Treas'r Charleston Association . . . . . 146 25
  Hill's Church, per J. N. Lenoir, per C. H. Judson . . . . . 10 00
  Thos. F. Nichols, per C. H. Judson . . . . . 20 00
  R. F. Wells, per C. H. Judson . . . . . 1 00
  Savannah River Assoc'n, per C. H. Judson . . . . . 16 00
1861.--   
 Received of Wentworth Street Baptist Church, per Julius C. Smith . . . . . 50 00
  State Convention, for 1861 . . . . . 18 13
  [total,] $335 83

        

CONTRA. CR.

1860.   
 By deficit of last report . . . . . $122 02
August 9 -- Paid C. A. T. Anderson . . . . . 30 00
August 17 -- Edward Dill . . . . . 15 00
Sept. 22 -- Edward Dill . . . . . 10 00
Nov. 20 -- C. A. T. Anderson . . . . . 20 00
Dec. 12 -- Edward Dill . . . . . 40 00
Dec. 14 -- P. D. Gold . . . . . 60 00
Dec. 26 -- P. D. Gold . . . . . 70 00
1861.  
July -- C. H. Judson, for P. D. Gold . . . . . 47 00
1862.  
May 22 -- J. W. Thornburg, on account of B. F. Roberts . . . . . 39 00
  $453 02
 Deduct amount received 335 83
 Balance due Treasurer . . . . . $117 19
 Amount of account rendered due N. Whitmire for board, etc., for B. F. Roberts . . . . . 71 50
 Deficit at date of this report . . . . . $188 69


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4. -- REPORT OF THE EDUCATION BOARD.

         This Board has not been able to accomplish anything since the last meeting of the Convention.

         The following report, which was presented at the last meeting of the Convention, in Spartanburg, was not placed in the hands of the Secretary in time for publication, on account of the absence of the Treasurer, whose report was deemed necessary to the completeness of that of the Secretary of this Board. The Education Board has been greatly embarrassed in its operations during the last year (1860 -- '61). The Secretary made application by private letters addressed to the Churches, and the President made an appeal through the Southern Baptist, which efforts resulted in obtaining contributions from two or three Churches only.

         With these funds the Board has assisted three young men who were pursuing their studies in the University, and the Board has pledged for their support several hundred dollars beyond its resources.

         Quite a number of students have been prosecuting their studies in the Theological Seminary, who needed aid, and who would have been under the necessity of discontinuing their studies, had not money, to the amount of several hundred dollars, been advanced them by the liberality of a few individuals, who ought not to be so severely taxed for this object.

         This Board ought to be able to render efficient aid to ten or twelve young men from year to year; whilst its resources have scarcely enabled it to sustain one. Will not brethren who feel interested in this object bring it before their Churches, and urge upon them the necessity of regular annual contributions to this Board, in addition to what they an doing for their own beneficiaries. Must the pledges which have been made to beneficiaries be paid by the individual members of the Board, or will the Churches assist in this important work?

         Although most of our young men are now in the service of their country, it is hoped that the Churches and Associations will continue their efforts to raise funds for this object, which will be greatly needed as soon as it shall be practical for young men to return to their studies.

Respectfully submitted,

C. H. JUDSON, Corresponding Secretary.


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5.--REPORT OF THE SUNDAY SCHOOL AND COLPORTAGE BOARD.

         The Sunday School and Colportage Board report to the Convention: That in accordance with the recommendation of the Committee in their last year's report, they continued their operations in the important work assigned them, under the general superintendence of their active and efficient agent, Brother Rice, to the first of December last. The General Superintendent, finding everywhere the hearts of people warmly enlisted in the spiritual welfare of our soldiers, and looking to the Board to meet, in a great measure, this urgent want, and finding it difficult, on account of the excitement and all-absorbing interest of the war, to maintain efficiently both of the two great interests committed to them, determined, for the time, to devote their labors principally to the cause of colportage. To this direction of their labors the Board felt that they were guided by the clear leadings of Providence. At the close of the year, the Board determined to continue the valuable labors of Brother Rice -- this generous and self-denying brother, on account of his love for the work, expressing a willingness to depend upon Providence and his own success for a compensation for his labors. We have not been disappointed in our expectations. There has been, and still continues, a great enthusiasm throughout the country on the subject of colportage in the army. In view of this most interesting state of things, the Board felt bound to waive all considerations, for the present, of denominational lines and peculiarities. They have confined themselves to the publication and distribution of tracts entirely undenominational, which have been scattered, without money and without price, among our suffering soldiery. Pursuing this course, our Superintendent has received everywhere the cordial sympathy and support of our own and other denominations of Christians. We now have in press a valuable tract from the pen of Dr. Thornwell, and have printed and circulated another interesting tract, on the subject of temperance, written by the Rev. J. Harris, of the Presbyterian Church. The Board and their agent have received the warm sympathy and most timely cooperation of brethren Huckins and Winkler, of Charleston. These excellent brethren, without stint or hesitancy, have given their time and labors to the Board in the composition of tracts, and in the general superintendency of printing them. The Lord reward these dear brethren, and all others who have done like them, for their trouble and self-denying labors.

         The Board respectfully call attention to the fact that the pledges made two years ago for the salary of their General Superintendent, have not yet been redeemed.

         For all specific information, we refer the Convention to the report of the General Superintendent, herewith respectfully submitted.

Respectfully submitted,

J. O. B. DARGAN, Corresponding Secretary.


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6.-- REPORT OF THE GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT OF SUNDAY SCHOOLS AND COLPORTAGE.

         Immediately after the meeting of the last Convention, it came to the knowledge of your General Superintendent that there was in the army a very large deficiency of all religious reading, as well as the almost universal absence of the New Testament. One Chaplain, applying for New Testaments, said: "I do not believe fifty men in the regiment have brought New Testaments with them." Upon consultation with many brethren, whose judgment was valued, it was determined that the religious interests of our soldiers demanded immediate attention on the part of the Colportage Board. Whereupon your General Superintendent addressed himself at once to the matter of receiving funds for the purposes indicated, And is gratified to be able to state that he has succeeded, to some extent, in supplying our brave men with those means whereby some have been made wise unto salvation.

         The contributions to this work by the various Associations visited, were, in many cases, beyond our expectations; while they were made with tears and prayers for God's blessing to rest upon the enterprise.

         Responses, too, by, Churches, and individuals, and societies, to circulars issued at various times, have been equally hearty from all parts of the State. state.

         The deep interest shown, not only by contributions of money, but by "kind words" and earnest prayers, attending these gifts, makes the memory of whatever has been done most pleasing.

         One mother, to whom we had made no appeal, said: "You, sir are engaged in visiting our soldiers, and sending them Bibles and tracts? I have a son in the army; I would not be afraid of his being killed; I have given him to the country; but, sir, I should have no hope in his death. Here is a contribution I which I have been wanting to give. Can you not throw some religious influence about my dear boy? Oh! I if I could but know he was a child of God, I could bear it all.

         The very best evidences, too, are had that the soldiers themselves are grateful for this concern for their spiritual interests.

         Rev. Tilman R. Gains, who was at the time of writing a colporter of the Board, says: "After preaching, I told the soldiers who those who were present that I had some New Testaments to distribute to those who were desirous of obtaining them. As I did not have my Testaments at the tent that night, I told them that at eight o'clock the next morning I would give them out to those who called. But before leaving the tent that night, many of them came to speak for Testaments. At eight the next morning I appeared in the tent door, and soon was surrounded by soldiers, crying, 'I will take one of your Testaments,' and in less than fifteen minutes the last one of


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the lot was in the hands of the soldiers. Very few of them were given out of one company. While I was distributing, members of other companies chanced to pass by, and would ask 'How do you sell your New Testaments?' Our dear soldiers are hungering and thirsting for the Word of Life."

         Rev. J. G. Landrum writes: "The soldiers do not wait for me to go among them to distribute, but they crowd around my tent by scores, asking for something to read. They receive and read with eagerness. I require them to read and return, and take others, which they do punctually. I am much pleased with the work of a COLPORTER. I had no idea it was so pleasant an employment." Again he writes. "I have supplied two regiments from North Carolina. Soldiers read with eagerness and seeming delight the tracts and books which I am almost daily placing in their hands. I have just conversed with a Lieutenant, who, I fear, is on his death-bed, but who is rejoicing in hope of eternal life through a pardoning Redeemer. I have found the goodness of God and his Promises true in a camp life as well as in the sanctuary at home; and that faithful labors, wherever bestowed, shall not be in vain."

         Rev. J. M. Bostick says: "The regulars, even Catholics, took the tracts with eagerness. In no instance were they refused, or even treated with indifference. I have found the work a pleasant one, though I have seen with distress a very great degree of wickedness among some of the soldiers. I find them all more or less accessible, and have been able to speak plainly to some of them. I have sometimes found a room with twenty men, who had neither Bible nor Testament among them. There were several such cases."

         Rev. H. B. McCallum writes: "I am in receipt of a bundle containing tracts and camp hymns. The tracts are on subjects much needed in camp. The one on the observance of the Sabbath will do much good. The camp hymns supply a want long felt by Chaplains. The selection of hymns I think very fine." At another time he writes: "These little messengers (tracts) are doing much good. I like much the one-paged tracts of your Recent publications. In an evening's walk last week, I met two young men who had together retired to the woods to read and meditate upon 'Doderidge's Rise and Progress,' which I had loaned to them a short time previous. One of them said to me that he felt it to be much better to have a good book to read than to spend their time in idleness. I shall be glad to get a number of good small books for a 'circulating library.' I shall be glad for another supply of tracts. One in particular, I think I could use to great advantage -- 'The Swearer's Prayer.' I find that the soldiers generally receive tracts eagerly, and I believe many read with the proper spirit. Again: I sometimes see a group of soldiers listening attentively while one of their number reads a tract, and I have no doubt many hearts are strengthened by this exercise -- many good resolutions formed."


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Rev. H. B. McCallum writes again: "The camp hymns have just arrived. I distributed a few throughout the regiment, and such was the eagerness of the soldiers to possess a copy -- so many came to me asking them -- my supply is well-nigh gone, and would have been entirely exhausted, had I not retained a few to distribute in three companies that were on picket. I can think of no tract which will exercise so happy an influence on the morals of of the camp as this little volume of hymns.

         Rev. J. F. Buist says: "The men were as happy to welcome the arrival of the camp hymns as I was. Applications for them are great. They are extremely popular. Every man desires one for himself. Since their arrival, the singing at night is not only general, but of the most heart-stirring and reviving character -- I thank God for their publication. I feel that one of the great wants of the camp have been met. I feel glad to write you that the word of truth is having its effect in this regiment. One has professed conversion; another appears anxious to a saving interest in Jesus." Again he writes: "I rejoice to be a colporter. The little messengers are silently doing their work. I but speak truthfully, when I say that the tract cause is a powerful instrumentality. A Lieutenant, the other day, who had been reading the little tract, 'One Hundred Years Hence,' was deeply impressed with it, and said to me: 'Chaplain, that tract is enough to reach the hardest heart.' It would cheer your heart, could you see how the soldiers flock around me, anxious to receive a tract. I have never yet presented a soldier with a tract but he would say, in return, 'I thank you, sir.' "

         Rev. W. B. Carson writes: "The camp hymns are in great demand, and I think are doing doing much good. Much of the time formerly spent in card-playing is now spent in singing these sweet hymns. Please send me one thousand copies of the hymns, and some eight or ten thousand pages of tracts. Many may be distributed among the surrounding regiments." Again he writes: "The tracts and hymns are always eagerly received by the soldiers. I hope and believe many of them will bless you and your 'labor of love' in eternity for the instruction and comfort afforded them. Reading is taking the place of hurtful amusements."

         Rev. W. E. Wattus, who has been laboring in Virginia, reports that the soldiers there are moved with emotion when they are reminded that Christian friends at home are concerned for their spiritual interest. Instances are narrated in which the big tear tells how deeply the toil-worn soldier is moved by the presentation of a tract or Testament in the name of the loved ones at home.

         Rev. J. M. Bunion has also been employed in Virginia by the Board, in the distribution of tracts, Bibles, &c. His experience is the experience of every man who has labored among soldiers, namely, that they are most susceptible of religious impressions, and are ever grateful for any interest in their spiritual well-being.


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         Rev. E. W. Horn has also been engaged for the Board in the distribution of New Testaments, tracts, &c. He says that "Soldiers crowd about him when he has any religious reading for them." His regiment went into the service with, as he reports, only fifty New Testaments. This want was very largely met by the Board.

         Rev. A. Chambliss was for several months in the employment of the Board as a colporter. He spent much of his time in the hospitals and among the regiments in and near Charleston. The many regiments visited by him pressed about him with great eagerness for Bibles, hymn-books, and tracts. In the hospitals, the soldiers evinced the most lively gratitude for any attentions to their spiritual wants. Many and interesting incidents, were there witnessed, by him, which, if it were possible to narrate before the people, must stir the heart of every Christian man and every lover of his country.

         Rev. James Huckins, who has been laboring for the past six months as a colporter of this Board, has been engaged in the hospitals in Charleston and in the regiments quartered there. Brother Huckins has almost daily been in attendance upon the sick. He has found there that the mourner's tears have been dried, and the penitent has been made to rejoice in the pardoning love of the Redeemer, in many instances just before the spirit took its flight to the heavenly land. The sick in the hospitals have been largely dependent on Brother Huckins for spiritual consolation and the dead for a decent burial. He has also distributed, in the hospitals and in the camp, from five to ten thousand pages tracts daily, as well as good books and New Testaments. He reports eleven conversions in the hospitals.

         Rev. S. S. Kirby has also been engaged in the work as a colporter of this Board. He has visited many of the camps on the line of the coast between Charleston and Savannah, and in Savannah. The soldiers, everywhere he went, exhibited much interest in the reception of tracts, Testaments, and camp hymns. He represents the soldiers as pressing around him as hungry men for bread. Their Anxiety for hymn books was such that hundreds would be taken in a few minutes.

         The brethren named, together with others who have labored for shorter periods, have placed in the hands of our soldiers, since the last meeting of the Convention, one million seven hundred thousand pages tracts, periodicals, and books. Many of these tracts were purchased, many contributed by friends of the colportage work from various parts of South Carolina, but the larger proportion were given by friends in Charleston, through Rev. James Huckins. In January last, the supply spoken above began to be exhausted, while the demand for religious reading among the troops was constantly increasing.

         The efforts of the Board had been, up to this time, equally divided between the distribution of the New Testament and the circulation of religious reading. Two thousand nine hundred and ninety-six New Testaments had


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been scattered among the soldiers, and at the time of the fall of Nashville (about this time) we had in the hands of C. A. Fuller, Treasurer Bible Board Southern Baptist Convention, four hundred and thirty-eight dollars, for additional purchases, but the enemy having possession of that city, it became impossible to obtain any further supplies. Whereupon the Board determined, at its meeting in January, to issue tracts to meet the demand as far as possible. Since which time they have made the following publications:

        

TRACTS PUBLISHED, AND NUMBER OF PAGES.

TITLE. No. Pages. No. Copies Total No. Pages.
1. Soldier's Guide 4 10,000 40,000 P
" " second edition 4 5,000 20,000 H & C
2. Letter to a Soldier who Drinks 4 10,000 40,000 P
3. Goodness Conquers 4 10,000 40,000 P
4. Remember the Sabbath Day 4 10,000 40,000 P
5. Death-Bed Evidence 4 5,000 20,000 H & C
6. I've no Thought of Dying So 4 5,000 20,000 H & C
7. Can I be Religious while a Soldier 4 10,000 40,000 H & C
8. An Ancient Hero 4 10,000 40,000 H & C
9. The Soldier's Aim 4 10,000 40, 000 H & C
10. Camp Hymns 32 15,000 480,000 H & C
" " second edition 32 5,000 160,000 H & C
11. Hell 1 10,000 10,000 H & C
12. Christ is Willing 1 10,000 10,000 H & C
13. Confession of a Gambler 1 10,000 10,000 H & C
14. And Then 1 10,000 10,000 H & C
15. A Hundred Years Hence 1 10,000 10,000 H & C
16. The Need of Jesus 1 10,000 10,000 H & C
17. Don't be Afraid 1 10,000 10,000 H & C
18. You Don't Know 1 10,000 10,000 H & C
19. The Swearer's Prayer 1 10,000 10,000H & C
20. Rules for Visitors and Travellers 1 10,000 10,000 H & C
21. A Problem. Ingrate Swearer 1 10,000 l0,000 H & C
22. Do You Mean to Die in Your Sins 1 10,000 10,000 H & C
23. A Mother's Parting Words to her Soldier Boy 4 5,000 20,000 H & C
" " second edition 8 5,000 40,000 P
24. Neglect 4 5, 000 22,00 P
25. A Soldier's Reflections 4 5,000 20,000 P
26. Poor Wicked Frank 4 5,000 20,000 P
27. Religious Duty of the Crisis 4 5,000 20,000 H & C
28. An Old Blade in a New Scythe 4 5,000 20,000 H & C
29. Incident -- Sir H. Havelock 4 5,000 20,000 H & C
30. Save Him First 4 5,000 20,000 H & C
31. A Soldier's History 4 5,000 20,000 H & C
32. Young Heroes of Shiloah 4 5,000 20,000  
Carried forward . . . . .     1,340,000  


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TRACTS PUBLISHED -- Continued.

TITLE. No. Pages No. Copies Total No. Pages.
Brought forward . . . . .     1,340,000
33. Quit You Like Men 4 5,000 20,000
34.Religious Forms for Camp and Hospital 32 5,000 160,000
34. The Heart that can Feel for Another 1 5,000 5,000
36. Do You Like It 1 5,000 5,000
37. I'm too Busy 15,000 5,000
38. Things to Think of 1 5,000 5,000
39. The Faithful Saying 1 5,000 5,000
40. Eternity 1 5,000 5,000
41. All is Known to Thee 1 5,000 5,000
42. Sinner, Come 1 5,000 5,000
43. Are You Converted? 1 5,000 5,000
44. The Sinner's Right to the Redeemer 1 5,000 5,000
45. For the Thoughtful 1 5,000 5,000
46. The Hour after Judgment 1 5,000 5,000
47. Our Danger and our Duty 12 5,000 60,000
      [subtotal,] 1,640,000
Deduct . . . . .     60,000
      [total,] 1,580,000

         Forty-seven in all, and one million five hundred and eighty thousand pages, together with those previously named, as having been purchased and contributed, makes the total operation of the Board, since August last, three million two hundred and eighty thousand pages.

        The various Associations were visited since August last by your General Superintendent, and at many of them interesting Sunday School meetings were held, usually on Sunday afternoon. The liveliest interest was manifested on these occasions, both by the people and the delegates attending, in the good work of teaching the little children. As, however, the year wore away, and demand after demand was made upon the country for men to defend our altars and our fires, Sunday School teachers and pupils


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responded in so large numbers that in very many instances the schools were without any male member to superintend its affairs, and they remain in that suspended condition till now. The response to many of the reports sent to the various Sunday Schools to be filled out, is: "Our Superintendent and all of our male teachers are gone to the war -- we have no school in operation." In many instances the reply is, "Please report as last year. Our Superintendent is absent in the army, and we do not know how to report. Our school, though small, is regularly kept up." There is, nevertheless, a very decided Sunday School interest in many portions of the State, but in most instances, where there is interest, it is kept up by the female members of the Churches.

         The statistical table, herewith submitted, shows that the whole number of schols heard from so far is 173, with 1,400 teachers, and 7,600 scholars. Whole number of books, 22,725 volumes. There have been 215 conversions, and $430 05 contributed for benevolent purposes.

Respectfully submitted,

W. D. RICE,
General Supt. Sunday School and Colportage Board.


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TABLE OF SUNDAY SCHOOLS, AS FAR AS HEARD FROM.

        
SCHOOLS. DISTRICTS SUPERINTENDENTS. POST OFFICES. Date of organization. No. months kept up. No. offices and teachers. Average attendance. No. scholars on register during the year. Average attendance. No. conversions during year. No. of Books in Libraries. Amount of contributions.
Anderson Anderson Thomas Hall Anderson C. H.   12 16 14 88 65   180 $35 00
*Antioch Orangeburg J. H. Felder White Cane 1861 8 8   40        
*Antioch Barnwell     1860 6 4   30 20   78  
Antioch Spartanburg J. H. Ezell Cowpens 1862 8 60            
*Antioch Kershaw C. J. Shiver Camden 1859 6 19   70   4 350  
Antioch Marion W. White Marion 1854 8 5 5 27 20 2 50  
Antioch Darlington P. K. McIver Leavensworth   7 6   20        
*Antioch Pickens J. Lewis Clayton's Mills 1861 4 10 6 25 20   70  
*Antioch Colleton J. E. Thomas Broxton's Bridge 1860 4 5 4 15 15   78 7 00
Bennetsville Marlboro' A. N. Bristow Bennettsville 1836 12 5 4 35 16   100  
*Broadmouth Abbeville W. Davis Honea Path 1849 4 15   49   8 78 7 00
*Blackville Barnwell   Blackville                  
*Beaver Dam Kershaw Thomas Ellet Camden 1860 8 6 6 25   4 75  
*Barnwell Barnwell W. Duncan Barnwell   12 10 8 76 35   560  
*Bethlehem         8 10   46     200  
*Beaver Dam Anderson W. Singleton Piercetown 1861 8 10 4 40     150  
*Buffalo Abbeville W. P. Hill Greenwood     1   15        
*Bethlehem Williamsburg J. Nettles Myersville 1860 6 16 12 70 60   100  
Bethlehem   W. Merriwether Woodlawn 1860 12 1   17        
Burch Branch Beaufort J. T. Sweat Beech Branch 1852 12 6 16 16     130  
*Broxton's Beaufort Mrs. Mole   1861   2   12 9      
*Bethel Sumter H. Wells Sumter 1824 6 17   35     400  
*Brier Creek Barnwell W. Connelly Midway 1861 8 3   14     50  
*Bethel Barnwell E. M. Cope Buford's Bridge 1861 8 6   40        
*Bushy Creek Greenville J. Howell Greenville 1830 8 8 3 39 25 4 150  
*Berea Greenville C. A. Stiles Greenville 1847 10 8   67   5 350  
*Bethel Spartanburg   Woodruff's     10   65     150  
*Beulah Richland --Smith Gadsden 1859   5   40     20  
*Black River Williamsburg     1860   3   30     50  
Black Creek Darlington J. A. Williams Leavensworth   9 8 8 35 20   150 2 35
Brownsville Marlboro' Y. J. Dupru Brownsville 1860 12 10   70     270  
Bethel Lexington                      
Brushy Fork Chester G. W. Picket Carmel Hill 1861 8 10 10 50 30   50  
Beach Island Edgefield J. M. Miller Augusta, Georgia 1859 12 8 8 30 25      


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[TABLE OF SUNDAY SCHOOLS, AS FAR AS HEARD FROM, Cont'd.]

SCHOOLS. DISTRICTS SUPERINTENDENTS. POST OFFICES. Date of organization. No. months kept up. No. offices and teachers. Average attendance. No. scholars on register during the year. Average attendance. No. conversions during year. No. of Books in Libraries. Amount of contributions.
*Citadel Square Charleston W. J. Whilden Charleston 1852 12 32 22 162 93 1 1,150  
Congaree Richland J. McLaughtin Gadsden   12   15 45     125  
*Catfish Marion S. A. Hairgrive Oak Grove 1861   6 5 30 25      
*Camden Kershaw   Camden 1832 12 8 5 30 15 3 275  
Columbia Richland J. B. Patrick Columbia 1830 12 25 11 109 90 2 335 52 85
*Concord Barnwell W. J. Brooks       6   20     330  
*Cane Creek Pickens W. Hunter Cane Creek 1861 8 4 4 20 18      
*Cross Roads Greenville   Gowensville     8   40     161  
Cedar Grove Laurens N. D. Tharlston Enoree 1860 8 9 6 75 45   200  
*Cedar Grove Williamsburg W. Gardner Kingstree 1861 8 1   15     25  
*Calvary Clarendon H. W. Mahony Friendship 1859 10 8 7 30 28   100  
*Chester Chester W. Mobley Chester 1836                
*Cheraw Chesterfield J. C. Evans Cheraw   12 12 9 54 40   500  
Catawba York L. Golden Rock Hill 1861 10 5   55 40      
Corinth   W. Mitchel Bowlingville 1862 2 4 6 30 30      
Corinth Orangeburg J. A. Porter Vance's Ferry   12 5   16        
*Damascus Abbeville S. Burnett Phoenix 1861   4   20        
Darlington Darlington T. P. Lide Darlington   12 13   60     300 15 00
*Dorchester Abbeville H. Stone Belton 1849 4 9   49   8 270  
*Elizabeth Chesterfield J. Baker Mt. Crogan 1835 8 3 3 20 15   100  
*Elam Darlington         6   20        
*Edgefield Edgefield J. H. Mims Edgefield   12 20 16 110 75   406 66 00
Ebenezer Orangeburg J. S. Hayden Orangeburg 1859 10 4 4 27 15      
*Ephesus   T. H. Willingham   1858 12 2   6        
*Eight Mile School House Pickens E. Burrows Five Mile 1861 6 5 3 25 18      
*Enon Pickens     1861                
*Fellowship Clarendon B. R. Gibson Manning 1861 9 5   22 22      
*Fairfield Fairfield   Winnsboro'                  
*Friendship Barnwell B. W. Mix Barnwell C. H. 1861 6 8   50 40      
*Fork Shoal Greenville J. T. Gwin Cedar Falls 1860 12 8 6 50 30 10 200 2 75
*First Church, Charleston Charleston S. Hyde Charleston   12 21 15 125 60 2 900 30 00
*Four Holes Orangeburg J. Riley Orangeburg 1861 8 7 7 35     36  
*Flint Hill York P. Nicholson Pineville, N. C.   8 10 8 50 40   200  
*Fall Creek Pickens D. Littleton Foxaway 1859 6 7 5 25 20   75  
*Greenville Greenville C. J. Elford Greenville 1839 12 37 35 274 195 1 1200 1 00
*Greenwood Abbeville -- McKellar Greenwood 1861   3   15        
Green Pond Spartanburg A. Pearson Cashville 1856 5 8 5 39 20   200  
Griffin Pickens J. H. Anthony Glassy Mountain 1858 6 12 6 80 50 5 127 2 00
*Gapway         12 10   50     200  
*Good Hope Edgefield L. May Richardsonville 1849 7 8 6 74 63 15 125  
*Gum Branch Darlington         7   30     75  
*Hebron Darlington         7   35        
Graham's T. O. Barnwell W. B. Dpouley Graham's T. O. 1854 12 4   23 20      
*Hickory Head Kershaw J. McDowell Camden 1858 6 6   30        
*Holly Spring Spartanburg F. Linsley Mountain Ridge 1860 7 11 8 60 40   50  
*Holly Spring Pickens D. Baldwin Sunny Dale 1861 4 9 6 25 20   40  


NOTE. -- Those marked *, and **, are the reports of last year.

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[TABLE OF SUNDAY SCHOOLS, AS FAR AS HEARD FROM, Cont'd.]

SCHOOLS. DISTRICTS SUPERINTENDENTS. POST OFFICES. Date of organization. No. months kept up. No. offices and teachers. Average attendance. No. scholars on register during the year. Average attendance. No. conversions during year. No. of Books in Libraries. Amount of contributions.
*Head of Tyger Greenville W. Howard Mush Creek 1859 8 12 8 80 50   350  
Hopewell Beaufort J. T. Sweat Steep Bottom 1861 12 6 4 25   4 30  
*Hopewell Chesterfield W. Williams Chesterfield 1860 6 13 5 36 20 14 100 $12 00
Horeb Abbeville J. W. Wideman Millway 1856 8 6 6 15 12 2    
*Harmony Chester W. E. Waters Rock Hill 1861   5   26        
*High Hills Sumter C. C. Jackson Statesburg                  
*High Hill Creek Darlington         2   20        
*Hartsville Darlington   Hartville     6   19     250  
Hebron Marion J. Timmons Friendfield   6     45 30   100  
*Joice's Branch Barnwell --Weatherton       4   18     160  
*Judson Marion         8   52     210  
*Liberty Pickens     1861                
*Love's School House Kershaw J. Love Camden 1861 2 8 7 24 24      
Lake Swamp Darlington J. Rollings Timmonsville   12 7 5 35 25   100  
Lawtonville Beaufort E. H. Peeples Lawtonville 1831 9 7 5 36 30 4 220  
*Lynches Creek Marion B. Bostick Lynches Creek 1861 8 7 7 50 30   50  
*Lower Three Runs Barnwell J. Peyton     4 2   11     220  
*Little Saltcatcher Beaufort   Walker's   4 4   20     120  
Macedonia Chesterfield J. C. Evans Cheraw 1860 6 4 4 48 40   200  
Marion Marion Mrs. Miller Marion 1859 8 4   10     24  
Manning Clarendon D. W. Cuttino Manning 1861 4 7   20 20 2    
*Mizpah Sumter W. Nettles Privateer 1860 6 5   25     121  
Mizpah Darlington S. C. James Mars Bluff 1862 12 1 3 24 18   120  
**Mt. Zion Spartanburg F. L. Prince Spartanburg     10   50     180  
Mountain Grove Pickens N. G. Field Anderson's Mills 1860 7 10 8 30 25 5 37 4 00
**Mt. Moriah Abbeville W. L. Curry New Market 1860 12 2   20        
**Mt. Beulah Barnwell J. Williams White Pond 1835 8 14 10 25 20 6 100  
**Mt. Tabor Edgefield J. M. Corburn Edgefield 1859 10 5 3 26 18 4 100 25 00
**Midway williamsburg W. A. Mims Camp Ridge 1860 9 11 11 50 40 6 108 25 00
**Mt. Arnon Barnwell J. N. Walker       2   15     100  
Mechanicsville Darlington P. Cogshall Darlington 1857 6 7 7 30 30   62  
**Mt. Lebanon Spartanburg         12   63     163  
Mountain Creek Greenville   Greenville     12   50     235  
Mt. Olivet Chesterfield J. T. Wilks Cheraw 1850 8 3 3 20 15   50  


NOTE. -- Those marked *, and **, are the reports of last year.

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[TABLE OF SUNDAY SCHOOLS, AS FAR AS HEARD FROM, Cont'd.]

SCHOOLS. DISTRICTS SUPERINTENDENTS. POST OFFICES. Date of organization. No. months kept up. No. offices and teachers. Average attendance. No. scholars on register during the year. Average attendance. No. conversions during year. No. of Books in Libraries. Amount of contributions.
**Mt. Moriah Darlington         7   27     100  
Mt. Zion Newberry J. S. Spearman Shop Spring 1855 7 6 4 18 18      
Mt. Lebanon Edgefield J. S. Mathews Hamburg 1860 12 7 6 25 20 6 174  
**New Prospect Spartanburg   Spartanburg     3   30     100  
New Providence Darlington E. Byrd Hartville     8   31        
**North Fork Greenville J. Humprhrey Merittsville 1859 8 8   60     150  
**Oak Hill Edgefield T. W. Lanham Edgefield 1861 4 4 4 28 26      
**Oak Grove Spartanburg   Spartanburg     6   45     80  
**Pleasant Grove   M. Bright Pleasant Grove 1860 8 6   30     50  
**Pond Branch Barnwell A. Youngblood Williston 1855 4 7 6 20 20      
Pleasant Grove Marion A. Searls Campbell's Bridge 1859 7 4 4 20 16   25  
**Pleasant Grove Kershaw J. Gardner Camden 1861   4   15        
**Piney Grove Marion W. Higgins McQueen's 1861 9 9 9 76 60      
**Pleasant Hill Pickens J. Hamlin Five Mile 1860 6 13 10 50 35   90 14 00
Philadelphia Spartanburg D. Smith Glenn Springs 1860 6 10 8 60 50   24  
**Rosemary Barnwell D. Sprawls Williston 1860 12 10 6 48 35 12 75  
Reedy Creek Marion M. R. Ammons Marion 1854 3 8 8 63 63   54  
Republican Edgefield G. Boswell Ivy Island 1859 12 7 6 32 19 5 95  
**Reedy River Greenville   Greenville 1859 12 4 3 34 30   90 50 00
**Rocky River Abbeville H. J. Burton Wilson Creek 1859 6 9   40   12 56 5 00
**Second Pickens B. Holder Twelve Mile 1861 4 10 8 30 25   45 25
**Six Mile Pickens W. Allen Clayton's Mill 1861 3 6 4 28 18   10  
**Salem Pickens J. Jones Flat Shoal 1861 4 10 8 30 25     20 00
**Stone House Greenville J. W. Young Greenville 1861 6 6 5 50 30   50 5 00
**Smyrna Barnwell T. H. Willingham Allendale     6   40     220  
Steep Bottom Beaufort J. T. Sweat Steep Bottom 1859 12 8 6 35 30   50  
**Sandy Run Beaufort J. H. Harrison   1859 6 8   48 10      
Sand Hill Beaufort J. T. Sweat Sand Hill 1860 7 5 4 15 8 2 50  
Shady Grove Anderson B. F. Smith Belton 1850 2 15 7 121     300 10 00
**Spring Branch Barnwell W. H. Woodward Williston 1860 12 12 8 32 25 4 55  
Santee Orangeburg W. J. Snider White Cane 1857 12 17   75 65      
**Sumter Sumter E. Pringle Sumter 1854 12 16 14 67 55   400 5 00
**Spartanburg     Spartanburg     15   78     400  
**Springtown Barnwell D. H. Rice Springtown 1845 12 12   50 40 3 200 5 00
**Swift Creek Darlington       8 8   75   4 150  
**St. Johns Barnwell J. H. Kinard Walker's 1861 8 8   25        
Salem Marlboro' J. Weatherly Bennettsville 1832 8 7 4 25 15   100  
Society Hill Darlington S. H. Pressly Society Hill   12 7 7 23 23   575  
Sugar Creek York P. Nicholson Pineville, N. C.   12 5 4 25 18   150  
**Townville Anderson D. Simmons Townville 1857 5 7   30   2 80  
**Terrill's Bay Marion W. Loyd Marion C. H. 1859 8 10 10 46 40 8 72  
Tan Caw Clarendon R. K. Rutledge Friendship 1861 4 10 9 44 22   330  
Twenty-five Mile Creek Fairfield C. M. Porter Ridgeway 1861 9 6 4 25 20   125  
**Union M. H. Kershaw W. Ross Camden 1861   4   21     100  
**Unity Spartanburg C. F. Davis Woodruff's 1860 8 12 12 90 90 19 140 3 00
**Williston Barnwell H. H. Easterling Williston 1855 12 11 8 40 35 4 175  

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[TABLE OF SUNDAY SCHOOLS, AS FAR AS HEARD FROM, Cont'd.]

SCHOOLS. DISTRICTS SUPERINTENDENTS. POST OFFICES. Date of organization. No. months kept up. No. offices and teachers. Average attendance. No. scholars on register during the year. Average attendance. No. conversions during year. No. of Books in Libraries. Amount of contributions.
**Williamston Anderson B. F. Mauldin Williamston 1855 12 10 8 70 40 3 300  
Westminster Pickens J. D. Ray Wallhalla 1860 6 10 10 40 30 6 75  
**Wentworth Street Charleston W. Thayer Charleston   12 11   60 45 1 900 $45 00
Walnut Grove Abbeville M. Sharpe Hodges 1858 8 10 8 40 30   100 10 00
**Wolf Creek Spartanburg   Earlsville     4   40     50  
**Willow Swamp Orangeburg Thomas Tyler Willow Swamp     10   40     100  
Willow Creek Darlington R. Naper Mars Bluff   8 4 4 31 20     6 00
White Plain Chesterfield E. David White Plain   8 3 3 20 15      
Zoar Sumter T. Davis Sumter 1845 8 10   35 25   75  
Total No. Schools, 173.           1400   7600   217 22,725 $430 05

NOTE. -- Those marked *, and **, are the reports of last year.


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8.--REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE TO NOMINATE A BOARD OF
AGENTS.

        The Committee to nominate a Board of Agents recommend Rev. W. B. Johnson, Rev. J. R. Kendrick, Rev. J. O. B. Dargan, B. C. Pressley, and the officers of the Convention.

B. MANLY, Jr., for Committee.

9. -- REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE TO NOMINATE THE BOARD OF
TRUSTEES FOR FURMAN UNIVERSITY.

        The Committee to nominate the Board of Trustees of Furman University, and to determine the number of votes to which each Association is entitled, report the names of Rev. J. C. Furman, D. D., Rev. R. Furman, D. D., Hon. J. B. O'Neall, Rev. J. J. Brantly, D. D., Rev. B. Manly, D. D., Rev. H. A. Duncan, Rev. J. L. Brookes, Rev. I. Nicholes, Rev. W. Brooker, Rev. J. G. Landrum., P. E. Duncan, Esq., Rev. W. Curtis, L. L. D., Rev. L. C. Hinton, Rev. L. R. Gwaltney, Rev. J. Culpeper, Rev. A. J. Lawton, T. P. Lide, Esq., Rev. J. S. Lawton, Rev. Z. Watkins, Rev. H. D. Duncan, Rev. W. P. Hill, Dr. S. W. Bookhardt, Rev. J. O. B. Dargan, Rev. G. B. Bealer, Col. I. D. Wilson, B. C. Pressley, Esq., Rev. E. T. Winkler, D. D., Rev. J. S. Lawton, Rev. Jas. Huckins, Rev. A. Rice, Rev. J. M. C. Breaker.

10. -- REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE TO NOMINATE DELEGATES TO
THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION.

         Your Committee beg leave to submit the following names of persons as Delegates to the Southern Baptist Convention, to be held in Columbus, Mississippi, May, 1863, viz: J. B. O'Neall, J. L. Brookes, W. P. Hill, J. L. Reynolds, J. J. Brantly, J. P. Boyce, J. A. Broadus, B. Manly, Jr., W. Williams, H. D. Duncan, J. G. Landrum, J. O. B. Dargan, R. Furman, J. C. Furman, T. P. Lide, W. B. Carson, J. M. C. Breaker, J. R. Kendrick, J. Huckins, I. D. Wilson, B. C. Pressley, Daniel Bronson, J. Lawton, J. A. Lawton, J. S. Lawton, Z. Watkins, L. R. Gwaltney, James Tupper, G. B. Bealer, C. J. Elford, E. T. Winkler, I. Nicholes, B. W. Edwards, W. D. Rice, J. W. Bostick, J. C. Phelps, J. Culpeper, R. J. Whilden, A. Rice, J. S. Murray, G. F. Townes, J. A. Chambliss, P. C. Edwards.


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11. -- REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON NOTICE OF DECEASED
MINISTERS.

         The Committee on notice of deceased Ministers, beg leave respectfully to report, that in the providence of God, several brethren have passed from the scene of their earthly labors. Each of them, in his respective sphere of duty, labored for the cause of Christ with diligence and fervor. Of some of them your Committee are unable to communicate such particulars as would show forth the full extent of their untiring zeal and pious labors.

         The Rev. JOSEPH T. COPELAND was "among the first members of the Moriah Association, and served her faithfully and acceptably until he became, from afflictions, unable to do so." He was instrumental, in the hands of God, of doing a great deal of good. Many living witnesses can testify to his usefulness in the cause of his Redeemer. He was very zealous, and the great aim of his life was to proclaim the good news of salvation. He submitted patiently to the afflictions of his latter years, and calmly received the summons of his Divine Master, being in the seventy-third year of his age.

         The Rev. JOEL GULLEGE died at even a more advanced age, being in his ninety-first year when summoned to his home above, and departed, in the triumphs of faith, on the 14th of December, 1860.

         The Rev. THOMAS RAY was also a veteran soldier of the Cross and Minister of the Gospel. A long life of usefulness testified to his earnest devotion to his Master, and to the presence of God with him in his labors. He was a man preëminently fond of social religious conversation with his brethren, and on such occasions manifested himself as one of deep thought and earnest piety. He was the beloved guide of a large number of his brethren, who looked up to him as a father, and felt the blessed influence of his truly sympathizing heart. He was a man of liberality, and was ever ready for any good word and work.

         The Rev. W. T. SANDERS was a minister of the Barnwell Association, And was one of the most active in its establishment. After a brief course of study in the Furman Institution, he devoted himself to the work of the ministry, with great acceptance and usefulness. After the commencement of the present national struggle for independence, he felt it to be his duty to enter the army as a soldier, and was readily elected the captain of the company which he joined, being one attached to the Seventeenth Regiment of South Carolina Volunteers. While in this sphere of duty, he was attacked by a disease which proved fatal. His loss to the denomination in the State is deeply deplored, and in his own Association it is almost irreparable. He was very active in forwarding the various benevolent movements of the day.


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         The Rev. W. E. PHILLIPS was a licentiate connected with the Tyger River Association. He had been graduated at the Furman University, and had entered the Southern Baptist Seminary as a student Of divinity, when the landing of the enemy at Port Royal fired his ardent heart, and led him to join the Sixteenth Regiment South Carolina Volunteers. His abilities as an officer and piety as a Christian were there fully exemplified. His early loss by disease is greatly to be deplored. His mind of more than ordinary power, and his habits of intense application, would have fitted him to occupy a prominent position in the ministry.

         The Rev. W. HITT died in the summer of 1861, aged about fifty years. His membership was in the Bethabarah Church, in Reedy River Association. His father, Rev. Henry Hitt, was one of the pioneer Baptist Preachers in that region, and widely useful. The son was a very zealous and earnest man, highly esteemed in the part of the country where he labored. His death is deplored by a large number of brethren, attendants on his ministry.

         The Rev. ELBERT LINDSAY died in April, 1862, aged about sixty years. He was ordained by the Bush River Church, where he generally had his membership. He had charge of various Churches, among them that at Newberry Court House. At the time of his death he was the supply of the Hurricane Church, in Reedy River Association. He was a faithful and useful Minister -- his preaching sometimes rising to high excellence.

         The Rev. J. J. FURZE, a Minister of the Savannah River Association, has also entered the rest which remaineth for the people of God. He had enjoyed more than ordinary opportunities of study, and had pursued a course of Theology in the Seminary of the Presbyterian Church, located in Columbia. He had thus been fitted for more than ordinary usefulness. With a heart full of devotion to Christ, and a mind thus trained and instructed, he was enabled with great acceptance to break the bread of life to the edification of the Churche he served. He was another of those, who, though blessed with education, and in a state of comfortable independence, have felt it their duty to enter the service of the country as soldiers. He became a private in one of the regiments of South Carolina, and died a victim to disease.

         Another of our rising ministry, who thus has been cut off in the service of his country, was the Rev. B. F. NICHOLES, a son of the Rev. Isaac Nicholas. He was yet a student of the Furman University when the Brooks Troop, of the Hampton Legion, was raised at Greenville Court House, and with others of his fellow-students enrolled himself in that corps. He had been recently licensed by the Bethel Church, of the Charleston Association, of which his father is Pastor, and bright hopes were entertained of a life of great future usefulness. But the shaft of death came, and these hopes of earthly usefulness were blasted -- but blasted only to be exchanged for the brighter and more certain fruition of everlasting glory.


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         Rev. C. M. Breaker was a student for some years in the Furman Institution at the High Hills of Santee. His first pastoral charge was at Georgetown, whence he removed to Camden, and thence to Selma, Alabama. He subsequently became the proprietor and editor of the Alabama Baptist. After giving up the charge of this paper, he removed to Charleston, South Carolina, but his health having failed, his physician enjoined upon him that he should desist from the active work of the ministry. He, however, preached occasionally. By the advice of his physician he went to Philadelphia, and while there, on attendance at a prayer meeting, was taken ill and died suddenly. Thus does it appear that God has deeply afflicted his Churches in this state during the past year. A much larger number of deaths than usual are here placed on record. Is it not a call upon the Churches to humble themselves before the Lord of the harvest, and pray that He would send forth more laborers into the whitened harvest. Is it not instructive to the ministry to be yet more faithful and diligent, and ever ready, so that when the Master knocks we may open to Him the door immediately.

JAMES P. BOYCE, Chairman.

THE TABLE OF STATISTICS OF ASSOCIATIONS, FOR 1861,

        Is omitted, because the Minutes of only a few of the Associations have been received, and it would delay too long the publication of these Minutes to wait till the balance could be obtained. In order to prevent this omission in the future, and to insure the earliest possible publication of the Convention Minutes, the Clerk of each Association is earnestly requested to send to the Secretary, in Columbia, a copy of the Minutes of his Association, as soon as they are printed.

SECRETARY.


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ABSTRACT OF MINUTES
OF THE
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF FURMAN UNIVERSITY.

GREENVILLE, July 26, 1862.

        The Board met, the following members being present: J. C. Furman, J. B. O'Neall, T. P. Lide, J. O. B. Dargan, I. Nicholes, A. Rice, L. C. Hinton, Z. Watkins, P. E. Duncan, L. R. Gwaltney, J. G. Landrum, R. Furman. Prayer by Brother Nicholes.

         The reports of the Faculty and Treasurer of Furman University, and of the Executive Committee of the Female College, were severally referred to the following Committee: Dargan, Nicholes, and Lide.

         Adjourned, to meet at the call of the President.

MONDAY MORNING, July 28.

        The Board met at the call of the President. Prayer by Brother Hinton.

         The Committee on the report of the Faculty submitted their report, as follows:

        Your Committee, while they regret the necessity which has compelled the suspension of the exercises of the University -- to wit, the enlistment of the young men in the army -- cannot but admire the patriotic devotion to their country's cause, which they have thus evinced. They approve of the establishment of the school for boys, which is now in operation, chiefly under the direction of Professor Edwards, and trust that it may continue


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to increase in numbers. With reference to the fact stated in the report of the Faculty, that in consequence of a reduction in the corps of instructors in the Female College, and in compliance with an application by Professor Twitty, Professors Furman and Judson had engaged as assistants in that Institution, the Committee concur in the propriety, under present circumstances, of such a direction being given to the labors of those brethren; and they would respectfully suggest that they be regularly employed in this Institution so long as the suspension of Furman University continues. They think the interests of the Female College might be materially advanced, for the time, by placing Professor Furman at its head, and Professor Judson in charge of some one or more of its departments. This arrangement might secure an amount of patronage which would not only better sustain the original instructors, but afford some income to those thus temporarily engaged. We would, therefore, propose that the Professors of the University do what they can towards the procurement of an income, both from the primary school and the Female College, and that the balance of their salary be made good from the usual source.

J. O. B. DARGAN, Chairman.


        The report was concurred in.

         The Committee on the Treasurer's report, reported that they found the same correct. In accordance with their recommendation, the Treasurer was instructed to comply with the request of Mr. McBee in relation to the substitution of a new bond for the old one now held by him; and was authorized, with the consent of the obligors, to transfer certain bonds of the University to the Theological Seminary, in part payment of the amount due that Institution.

         The resignation of Brother R. G. Edwards as a member of the Board was accepted, and a vote of thanks passed for his faithful services while on the Board.

         Adjourned, sine die.


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MONDAY AFTERNOON.

        The Board newly elected by the Convention met at the call of the President.

         Elected A. J. Lawton and J. G. Landrum, Vice Presidents; R. Furman, Secretary; C. H. Judson, Treasurer.

         Appointed the following individuals to constitute the Executive committee, viz; J. C. Furman, B. Manly, P. E. Duncan, C. H. Judson.

         Authorized the Executive Committee, (if they shall deem it advisable for the interests of the University,) to sell six acres of land of the University, including the dwelling-house and premises.

Resolved, That the permission given to the Treasurer at the last meeting of the board, and found in the Abstract of Minutes, on page 128 of the Minutes of the Convention, to "use a portion of the principal as a loan," was not intended to supply any deficiency of the income to meet the current expenses of the University, but as a temporary arrangement, on account of the difficulty of collecting the interest due -- the money so used to be invested as principal, as soon as the interest due can be collected.

        The President submitted a letter from Professor Boyce, to which he was requested to respond. And the Treasurer was instructed to settle interest due on bond of the University to the Theological Seminary, and, if expedient, to borrow money for the said purpose.

        Adjourned, to meet at Darlington on Thursday before the last Sabbath in July, 1863, at 9 o'clock, A. M.

R. FURMAN, Secretary.


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TREASURER'S REPORT.
C. H. JUDSON, Treasurer, in account with the Furman University.

        

INCOME ACCOUNT. DR.

1861.    
July 1 -- To balance last report . . . . . $158 67
July 11 -- Columbia Bridge dividend . . . . . 12 00
July 24 -- Greenville Gas Company dividend . . . . . 82 50
July 27 -- Rev. J. G. Landrum, interest . . . . . 15 00
  Rev. T. W. Mellichamp, interest . . . . . 10 00
Aug. 2 -- T. Balenger, per H. A. Duncan . . . . . 10 00
  J. Riley, per H. A. Duncan . . . . . 24 00
  Cash collections by H. A. Duncan . . . . . 546 00
  H. A. Duncan, interest on bond . . . . . 70 00
Aug. 6 -- A. P. Lacoste, interest on bond . . . . . 257 29
Aug. 8 -- Dr. Ira S. Scott, per J. C. Furman . . . . . 2 10
Oct. 10 -- Columbia Bridge dividend . . . . . 10 50
  S. W. R. R. Bank . . . . . 52 50
Dec. 27 -- G. W. Holloway, house rent . . . . . 200 00
1862.  
Jan'y 1 -- Rev. W. B. Johnson, D. D., interest . . . . . 35 00
  Col. A. W. Dozier, interest . . . . . 35 00
Jan'y 6 --Oliver Barrett, interest . . . . . 3 50
Jan'y 16 -- Mrs. E. L. Bacot, interest . . . . . 35 00
  Rev. A. Rice, interest . . . . . 7 00
  C. M. Furman, interest . . . . . 35 00
Jan'y 17 -- Samuel Boynton, interest . . . . . 3 50
  J. B. Boynton, interest . . . . . 1 75
Jan'y 18 -- S. W. R. R. Bank dividend . . . . . 37 50
Jan'y 29 --Hon. J. B. O'Neall, Trustee, interest . . . . . 50 00
  Wm. Mobley, interest . . . . . 42 00
  Greenville Gas Company dividend . . . . . 75 00
Jan'y 30 -- E. J. Mims, interest . . . . . 126 00
Feb'y 7 -- Columbia Bridge dividend . . . . . 12 00
Feb'y 27 -- Hon. J. B. O'Neall, Trustee, interest . . . . . 25 00
  J. M. Miller, interest . . . . . 159 40
M'rch 3 -- J. R. Shurley, interest . . . . . 70 00
  Carried forward . . . . . [subtotal,] $2,203 21


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[INCOME ACCOUNT. DR., Cont'd.]

 Brought forward . . . . . $2,203 21
M'rch 13 -- J. R. Shurley, interest . . . . . 70 00
April 3 -- Rev. W. L. Curry, interest . . . . . 7 00
April 7 -- Mrs. Eliza Mims, interest . . . . . 64 10
May 28 -- Rev. J. Frapp, inteterest . . . . . 50,00
June 2 -- Brooks, Scruggs, and Gibson, interest . . . . . 126 00
July 15 -- Columbia Bridge dividends . . . . . 21 00
  Cash received for diplomas . . . . . 106 00
  Tuition, Fall Term, 1861 . . . . . 322 50
   [total,] $2,969 81

        

CONTRA. CR.

By sundry amounts paid, viz: 
Salary of Agent . . . . . $650 00
Salaries of Professors . . . . . 1,438 49
Incidental expenses . . . . . 479 64
Confederate Tax . . . . . $386 00
Balance in hand . . . . . 15 68
 [total,] $2,969 81

        

SUMMARY STATEMENT OF FINANCES.

Total amount of reliable bonds and stocks $115,000 00. 
Balance due Principal account by Treasurer 1, 423 00 
  $116,423 00
Due Theological Seminary . . . . . $27,100, 00 
V. McBee, Esq. . . . . . 6,315 00 
H. C. Young, Esq. . . . . . 1,000 00 
  34,415 00
Net principal . . . . .  $82,008 00

C. H. JUDSOHN, Treasurer


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A LIST
OF
BAPTIST MINISTERS IN SOUTH CAROLINA,
WITH THEIR POST OFFICES.


Those marked thus (*L.) are Licentiates.

        
NAMES. POST OFFICES.
Acker, A. White Horse
Adair, John (*L) West Union
Allen, Joel Marion C. H.
Asbel, A. W. Ridge
Ashley, W. Craytonville
Atkinson, S. Timmonsville
Ayres, Wm. Marion C. H.
Bair, J. (*L) Orangeburg
Ballard, W. L. Cedar Falls
Barnett, M. C. Spartanburg C. H.
Bartlett, H. T. Lott's
Barton, H. M. Fair Play
Barton, R. M. Highland Grove
Bateman, J. J. Society Hill
Baxley, W. C. Barnwell C. H.
Bealer, G. B. Darlington
Beattie, W. Q. Bennettsville
Beck, W. Darlington
Bell, G. Lott's
Beverly, W. D. Gadsden
Blythe, D. South Saluda
Boddie, D. Graniteville
Bolling, H. (*L) Orangeburg
Bostick, J. M. Cheraw
Boyce, Prof. J. P., D. D. Greenville
Boyd, W. B. Chappell's Depot
Boyd, Wm. J. (*L) Laurens C. H.
Bowers, A. Highland Grove
Bradford, R. Silverton
Brantly, J. J., D. D. Newberry
Breaker, D. M. Monk's Corner
Breaker, J. M. C. Columbia
Broaddus, J. A., D. D. Greenville
Brooker, W. Bull Swamp
Brookes, I. L. Hamburg
Brooks, G. W. Greenville
Brooks, R. R. (*L) Friendship
Bruce, E. D. Townville
Brunson, Daniel Duntonville
Buist, G. F. Barnwell C. H.
Burn, J. W. Society Hill
Burris, B. Anderson C. H.
Burris, J. Anderson C. H.
Burroughs, J. H. Pickens C. H.
Campbell, T. J. Limestone Springs
Campbell, J. (*L) Cedar Falls
Carpenter, J. M. Anderson
Carpenter, E. J. Piercetown
Carson, W. B. Enoree
Cartledge, A.M. Winnsboro'
Cave, B. M. Barnwell C. H.
Chambers, P. Horse Shoe
Chambliss, J. A. Sumter
Chaplin, W. F. (*L) Orangeburg
Chapman, J. Pickens C. H.
Chastain, B. E. Highland Grove
Chovin, C. E. Robertville
Coleman, J. D. Marion C. H.
Coleman, J. W. Dyson's
Collins, E. West Union
Collins, G. W. (*L) Greenville
Cooper, J. Simpson's Mill
Cooper, Wm. Williston
Corley, B. F. Ninety-Six
Crane, W. Milford
Crawley, E.A., D.D. Limestone Spg
Croxton, J. S. (*L) Pineville, N. C.
Culpeper, J. Timmonsville
Curry, W. L. Long Myers
Curtis, Wm., LL. D. Limestone Spg
Cuthbert, Lucius Aiken
Cuttino, D. W. Manning
Dargan, J. O. B. Darlington
Davenport, J. B. Calhoun
Davis, C. J. Walterboro'
Dawson, Thomas St. George's
Dean, Jesse Greenville
Dill, A. Gowensville
Dill, E. Highland Grove
Dill, Thos. Highland Grove
Dozier, A. S. Mount Willing
Drummond, S. Woodruff's


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Those marked thus (*L.) are Licentiates.

        
Drummond, W. Woodruff's
Duncan, H. D. Barnwell C. H.
Duncan, H. A. Aiken
Dunton, Henry Blackville
Dupre, L. Darlington
Durham, A. K. Doko
Durham, I. D. Columbia
Earle, T. J. Gowensville
Easterling, T. W. (*L)  
Edgerton, C. (*L) Mars Bluff
Edwards, Prof. P. C. Greenville
Edwards, R. J. Orangeburg
Elkin, W. B. Gadsden
Ezell, J. S. Allgood
Fail, N. Hickory Head
Fant, D. J. Blackstock
Felder, C. Winnsboro'
Fenley, L. West Union
Ferguson, B. St. George
Fewox, J. St. George
Flemming, J. J. Sumter
Fort, A. H. Lexington C. H.
Fox, Wm. Walterboro'
Fuller, R. W. Aiken
Furman, J. C., D. D. Greenville
Furman, R., D. D. Greenville
Furman, Samuel Stateburg
Gaines, N. Calhoun
Gaines, T. R. (*L) Greenville
Gaines, W. A. Temple of Health
Garrett, B. F. Monroe
Garrison, J. (*L) Fort Hill
Gary, J. (*L) Fountain Inn
Getzen, S. P. Hamburg
Gibbes, J. Fair Forest
Gilbert, J. Fountain Inn
Givens, P. (*L) Beaufort
Gordon, Wm. (*L) Union C. H.
Graham, N. Sumter
Green, J. C. Pleasant Grove
Grimes, G. C. Laurens C. H.
Gwaltney, L. R. Edgefield
Gwin, W. W. Ridgeway
Gwin, T. D. Greenville
Gwin, J. T. (*L) Greenville
Halk, R. B. (*L) Power's Shop
Hartin, W. H. Doko
Hawkins, -- Pleasant Grove
Haws, W. Cool Spring
Hays, B. Anderson C. H.
Head, E. Tunnel Hill
Hicks, G. W. Brighton
Hicks, E. Flintville
Hiers, M. Walker's
Higgins, J. B. Columbia
Hill, J. W. St. George
Hill, W. P. Greenwood
Hill, A. (L)  
Hilliard, D. Spartanburg
Hinton, L. C. Chesterville
Hinton, James E. St. George
Holder, B. Twelve Mile
Holland, E. D. (*L) West Union
Hoover, J. M. Buford's Bridge
Horne, E. Lott's
Huckins, James Charleston
Hudson, D. Pickens C. H.
Huffman, J. C. Orangeburg
Hughson, W. E. Camden
Humphrey, R. M. (*L) Friendship
Huxford, P., Sr.  
Huxford, P., Jr.  
Isbell, Samuel Fair Play
Jackson -- Myersville
Jeter, F. C. Fish Dam
Jeter, R.  
Johnson, W. B., D. D. Greenville
Jones, J. C. Rogersville
Jones, W. (*L) Rogersville
Jones, W. T. Mt. Crogan
Kendrick, J. R. Charleston
Kendrick, J. G. Pinckneyville
Kennemur, -- Pickens C. H.
King, R. Belton
King, W., H. Greenville
Kirby, S. (*L) Timmonsville
Kitchens, W. D. (*L) Calhoun
Knight, S. Scuffletown
Lagroon, J. Lott's
Landrum, J. G. Fort Prince
Lankford, W. Gowensville
Lanneau,C. H. Greenville
Lawhorn, W. W. Timmonsville
Lawton, J. A. Allendale
Lawton, J. S. Allendale
Lawton, W. A. Lawtonville
Leavell, J. (*L) Belton
Lecroy, H. Fruit Hill
Lee, U. G. Columbia
Linder, J. S. Walker's
Littlejohn, F. W. Hurricane Shoals
Long, W. B. Anderson C. H.
Looper, T. Dacusville
Lunn, W. J. Timmonsville
Lynes, Sam'l Monk's Corner
Lynes, G. Monk's Corner
Mackinvaile, Jas. Darlington C. H.
Mahon, J. D. (*L) Columbia
Mahoney, H. W. Friendship
Manly, B., Jr., D. D. Greenville
Martin, W. J. Marion C. H.
Martin, W. P. Belton
Martin, J. H. (*L) Saluda Mills
Mason, T. Camden
Matthews, J. S. Hamburg


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Those marked thus (*L.) are Licentiates.

        
Mauldin, B. F. Williamston
Mayfield, W. D. Martin's Depot
McCullum, H. B.Camden
McLemore, J. O. Willston
Mellichamp, T. W. White Cane
Morrall, J. F. Grahamville
Morris, E. Graniteville
Morse, W. L. Effingham
Morton, W. M. Bachelor's Retreat
Motes, J. Mountville
Merrit, James  
Merrit, W.  
Murray, J. S. Anderson C. H.
Nance, J. C. Wellsville
Napier, R. Mars Bluff
Nicholes, I. Privateer
Nicholson, P. Pineville, N. C.
Nix, J. Steep Bottom
Norman, J. L. Cross Keys
Norris, A. P. Graniteville
Norton, R. W. Sumter
Owens, J. Pickens C. H.
Owens, W. C. Fort Mill
Page, B. Fingerville
Parker, L. Walterboro'
Parrott, B. F. Darlington C. H.
Peabody, C. W. (*L) Bennettsville
Perry, B. F. D. Barnwell C. H.
Perry, E. (*L) Gillisonville
Perryclear, J. S. (*L) Beaufort
Peterson, J. F. Richardson
Phelps, J. C. Columbia
Philips, G. W. Halseyville
Philips, C. M. Green River
Pickett, G. W. Camel Hill
Pope, T. H. (*L) Newberry
Porter, C. M. Ridgewood
Prickett, J. D.(*L) St. Matthews
Profit, J. R. Chappell's Depot
Pruce, Thomas Timmonsville
Radford, C. J. Limestone Springs
Ray, J. J. Blackville
Reynolds, Prof. J. L., D. D. Columbia
Rice, A. Storeville
Rice, W. D. Sumter
Richards, Wm. Savannah, Ga.
Ritcher, S. Walterboro'
Robertson, T. Monroe
Robertson, J. (*L) Brewerton
Rogers, J. E. Camden
Rollings, G. Pleasant View
Rollings, L. P. Doko
Rollings, J. L. Murray's Ferry
Roper, C. Twelve Mile
Roper, T. L. North Saluda
Ross, John Columbia
Runion, J. M. Mush Creek
Sams,M. W. Aiken
Sawyer, S. B. Willow Swamp
Saxton, W. (*L) Timmonsville
Scruggs, D. Cowpens
Segler, J. A. Kitchen's Mill
Seymour, J. L. (*L) Charleston
Sharp, M. G. Columbia
Shuck, J. L. Barnwell
Simmons, D. Townville
Singleton, W. B. Fowler's Creek
Snider, W. J. White Cane
Spagner, D. (*L) St. Matthews
Spruell, S. Columbia
Steppp A. C. Line Creek
Stiles, C. A. (*L) Sumter
Stough, A. D. Wheb's Store, N. C.
Suares, M. R. Barnwell C. H.
Sullivan. N. Walhalla
Sweat, J. T. Steep Bottom
Thomas, J. A. W. Bennettsville
Timmons, J. M. Timmonsville
Trapp, John Kirksey's X Roads
Turner, R. Spartanburg
Vandiver, H. Silver Glade
Vann, R. R. Doko
Vaughn, J. C. Chappell's Depot
Vaughn, R. Calhoun
Vaughn, J. C. Lewisville
Walker, George Walker's
Wallace, W. L. Manning
Walters, W. E. Anderson C. H.
Watkins,W. Orangeburg
Watkins, Z. Chappell's Depot
Weaver, J. M. Friendfield
West, John Whitstown
Whately, E. L. Beech Island
Whilden, B. W. White Plains
Whilden, R. F. Darlington
Whitson, S. N. (*L)  
Wilkins, S. B. Leavenworth
Willbanks S. Silver Glade
Williams, W., D. D. Greenville
Williams, J. G. Robertsville
Williams, T. G. Kirksey's X Roads
Williams, G. F. (*L) Greenville
Wilson, J. J. Silver Glade
Wilson, James Piercetown
Winkler, E. T., D. D. Charleston
Woodruff, R. Woodruff
Woodward, S. C. Williston
Woodward, J. A. Williston
Woodward, -- Little Pee Dee
Youmans, J. N. Hardyville
Young, J. W. (*L)  
Young, V. Hodges'
Zealy, J. T. Doke
Zeigler, L. G. Orangeburg