Held with Antioch Church, Franklin County Arkansas
Embracing Sept. 19, 20 and 21, 1891
Elder J. R. Fisher, Moderator
James Fisher, Clerk
(Printed by: Ozark Democrat Print)
Saturday, 10 O'clock, Sept. 19, 1891
The Salem Association met at the time and place appointed at Antioch Church, Franklin County, Ark. The Introductory Sermon was delivered by Elder M. W. Pendergrass from John the 17 chapter and 22 verse.
The delegates then repaired to the house prepared for their reception and after prayer by Elder J. R. Fisher, the letters from the several churches were then called for, read and received and the delegates' names enrolled.
1st. The Association then proceeded to elect a Moderator and Clerk. Elder J. R. Fisher was chosen Moderator and James Fisher, Clerk.
2nd. The door was opened for the reception of Petitionary Letters from new churches and received two - one from Union church, Crawford County, Ark., by the hands of her delegates, which was read and received, and the other from Little Mulberry Church, Crawford County, Ark., asking to be restored to our union. Upon motion and second the Association agreed to receive the acknowledgement from Little Mulberry church and the Moderator extended the right hand of fellowship to both churches with an invitation to seats with us in council.
3rd. Invited visiting ministers of our faith and order to seats with us in council.
4th. Called for Corresponding Letters.
5th. Appointed J. Bolton, R. S. Leadbetter and J. A. Pritchard, with the Moderator and Clerk, a committee on the Bill of arrangements.
6th. Appointed J. B. Tollerson, W. F. Sawyers and W. D. Brooks a Committee on Preaching.
7th. Appointed Elders D. Blevens, J. R. Fisher and M. W. Pendergrass to fill the stand on the Sabbath.
8th. On motion adjourned until Monday Morning 9 o'clock. Prayer by L. Dyer.
Sunday Morning, 10 O'clock A. M.
A large and attentive congregation assembled at the stand. The services were introduced by Elder Daniel Blevens from Daniel, 2 chapter and 44th verse, followed by M. W. Pendergrass from 2 Cor., 4th chapter and 16th verse, closed by J. R. Fisher by an appropriate exhortation, after which the congregation engaged in singing one of the songs of Zion and extending the right hand of fellowship with a good feeling prevailing in hope of a blessed immortality beyond the grave.
Monday Morning, 9 O'clock A. M., Sept. 21, 1891
The Association met pursuant to adjournment. Prayer by Elder D. Blevens.
1st. Called the roll of delegates.
2nd. On motion read the Constitution and Rules of Decorum, and Articles of Faith.
3rd. Called for Petitionary Letters from new churches and Corresponding Letters.
4th. On motion called for Bill of Arrangements, which was read and received and committee discharged.
5th. Upon motion and second the Association called for the report of her committee appointed at her last annual meeting to look after the condition of the Churches in the bounds of Salem Association, which report was received and the committee discharged.
6th. Upon motion and second Bros. W. D. Brooks, J. A. Pritchard and J. W. Killingsworth were appointed a committee on Finance.
7th. Upon motion and second that we continue our Union Meetings and have six in the bounds of Salem Association:
8th. On motion called for the report of the Finance Committee, which reported $9.50. Report of the treasurer, present contribution $2.80, nothing on hand.
9th. On motion that we have three hundred copies of our minutes printed and the clerk be appointed a treasurer for the ensuing year and he superintend the printing and distributing the same.
10th. On motion that we have our Constitution, Articles of Faith and Rules of Decorum spread upon the face of our minutes.
11th. On motion agree to hold our next Association with Siloam Church, Crawford County, Ark., commencing on Saturday before the third Sunday in September, 1982, and Elder M. W. Pendergrass to preach the next Introductory Sermon, and J. Bolton in case of failure.
12th. On motion all ministers, both ordained and licensed, be dropped from the face of our minutes that have failed to give their whereabouts and failed to attend Salem Association for the last two years.
13th. On motion the Association agrees to tender her thanks to the brethren and friends for their kind hospitality shown us during our stay amongst them.
14th. On motion the Association called for the reading of her minutes. Read and received.
15th. On motion adjourned to the time and place above mentioned. Prayer. Thus closed another harmonious session of Salem Association.
Elder J. R. Fisher Moderator
James Fisher Clerk
Resource: Minutes of the 48th Session of the Salem Association of Regular Baptists, Salem Assoc., Ozark Democrat Printing, Ozark, AR (Sept. 1891), S.W. Smith, Tulsa OK, custodian.
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