“Depraved, fallen, yea, proud na-
ture, forbids the idea of men sub
mitting to the plain truths, laws and
ordinances of Christ, as delivered
unto his church. On the other hand,
the thoughts of living out of the
church does not agree with their
feelings; therefore, in order to give
some kind of rest to the mind, they
form societies, give them such laws
and ordinances as they think proper
and then tell the public this society
is at least a branch of the church of
Christ. And then for proselyting,
and the more members the more joy;
Avhile the spirit of Christ appears to
be known but little amongst them.
“And yet, because they increase in
numbers, they tell us they are the
church of Jesus Christ. And upon
this principle, the church of Rome
could contend that she was the church
of Christ, when she filled the
Avorld Avith her most Avretched doc
trine. Baal’s prophets might on the
fcame ground, argue they Avere right;
and Israel could argue they Avere
right, Avhen they had gone into idol
atry. And those fcAv that sighed
and cried for all the abominations
that Avere committed, in Jerusalem,
Avere Avrong. But Avhen he Avho Avas
clothed Avith the linen, and carried
the ink horn by his side, comes to set
the mark, Ave find these few in num
ber Avere right, Ezekiel, 0 chap. If
numb'.-rs are to decide avIiC is. right,,
the matter is settled; for the people
of God have always been a small
body.”—David Jaclcs, 1842.
CONTENTNA ASSOCIATION will convene
with the church at Rose of Sharon, Lenoir
county, N. C., nine miles north of Kinston, on
Friday before seeond Sunday in October, and
continHC three days.
WHITE OAK ASSOCIATION will be held
with the church at Newport, Carteret county,
N. C., on Saturday before third Sunday in Oc
tober, and continue three days.
Elders A. N. HALL and D. K. MOORE have
appointments to preach as follows :
Suit’s School House, Granville County, Fri
day 24th September.
Sunday, Reach Tree.
Monday, Falls Tar River.
Tuesda}', Rlea.sant Hill.
Wednesday, Old Town Creek.
Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Kehukee As
Tuesday, Great Swamp.
AVedne.-«day, Red Banks.
Frijay, Saturday and Sunday, Contentna
Monday, Meadow Meeting House.
Tue.sday, White Oak.
Thursday, Sandy Grove.
Elder JOHN H. DANIEL and others will
preach at Tj'son’s Meeting House, Pitt County,
on AVednesday, October (5th, 18(59.
Pursley, Americus. John McKenney, Talhot-
ton. Elder David J. Lamb, Swaimhoro, Eman
uel County. Joel Hardie, Wilhinson County.—
Elder Washington J. Oxford, MonticcUo, Jasper
County. Elder Johnson Pate, Fayetteville.
ALABAMA.—Elder AA’m. M. Mitchell,
Opelika. Mrs. N. A. Cheatham, Greenville,
Butler County. Miss Sue A. Crutcher, Madison
Siaitott, M. C. Bailroad.
MISSISSIPPI.—B. F. Wilkinson, Amite
TEXAS.—Miss Sallie S. Floyd, Coffccville,
Upshur County. Reuben Manning, Colton Gin,
ARKANSAS.—W'. J. McKenney, Tine Bluff.
Tennessee.—Eider George Huffman,
Bloomington. John E. Frost, Shelhyville, Bed
ford County. Elder Je.s^^p Cox, Franldin, JUil-
liamsoH County. H. J. Pearson, Brownsville,
Haywood County. Elder AVm. B. Owen, Mur-
freesboro. R. W. Fa freeshoro.
ILLINOIS.—Elder I. N. Vanmeter, Macomb,
McDonough County. J. G. AAilliams, Ursa,
Adams County. Elder John II. Mj’ers, Decatur.
G. W. Murphey, Uirginia, Cass County.
VIRGINIA.—Eldet G. L. Tuggle,
Elder A. W, Eans, Cascade, Pittsylvania County.
Joseph France, Trunty's, Henry County.
MISSOURI—R. A. Wiseman, Fair Grove,
Greene County. A. M. Compton, Dallas, Web
ster County. A. P. Wells, Dallas, Webster Co.
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The MOUNTAIN ASSOCIATION will
convene witli the Jordan Church, 3 miles
sontli of Independence, Gra}-son'County,
Virginia, commencing Friday before the
first Saturday in October, 1809. All of
our ministering brethren are specially in
vited to attend.
The EOARING ElVEK A SSOOLiTION
will convene with the Double Creek
Church, "iVilkes County, N. C., commenc
ing Friday before the^ second Sunday in
Tbe EBENEZER ASSOCIATION will con
vene near Gordon, Wilkin.son county, Ga., on
Central Railroad, on Saturday before fourth
Sunday in September.
YELLOW RIVER ASSOCIATION will con
vene with Holley Spring Church, Newton
count3’, Ga., seven miles south of Covington, on
Saturday before fourth Sunday in September,
and continue three days.
OCONEE ASSOCIATION will be held with
the church at J;ick’s Crock, Walton count}’, Ga.,
seven miles east of Monroe, on Saturday before
second Sunday in October, and two following
KEHUKEE ASSOCIATION will be held
with the church at Flat Swamp, Martin county,
N. C., on Saturday before first Sunday in Octo
ber, and continue three days.
AMITE ASSOCIATION will be held with
the church at Mt. Fisgah, Franklin county.
Miss., on Saturday before first Sunday in Oc
NORTH CAROLINA.—Elder John II. Dan-
el and Rennet P. Pitt, Tarboro. Elder R. D.
Hai-t, Moseley Hall. Elder F. L. Oakley, Ander
son^ s Store. Alfred Blalock, Tushy Fork. Elder
Q. A. Ward, Pleasant Grove. J. F. Motley,
Ruffin Depot. Elder Wm. A. Ross, Greenville.
Elder D. R. Moore, Mount Tirzah, Elder
Aldridge Parton, Raleiyh. Elder Bryan Whit-
ford, Neivbern. Thomas H. Dawson, Moseley
Hall. Elder A. N. Hall, Woodsdale. Elder
Russell Tucker, Deaeh Tree Grove. Elder C.
B. Hassell, Williamston. R. W. Dallas, Reids-
ville. Elder James H. Dameron, Ruffin Station.
Elder Wm. F. Bell, Uffrio/’o. J. T. Farthing,
Durham's Station. James Carney, Sparta.
SOUTH CAROLINA.—Elder Marshal Mc-
Graw, W. B. Huckabee, Camden, Kershaw Dis
GEORGIA.—Elder John Rowe, Butler, Tay
lor County. Elder John Dickey, Hickory Grove,
Crawford County. Elder T. J. Bazemore, Ma
con. Elder D. L. Hitchcock, Eatonton, Putnam
County. Deacon Joel Hardie, Irminlon, Wil-
kerson County. Elder I. R. Teat, Green Hill,
Stewart County. S. H. English, Oglethorpe,
Macon County. Elder D. W. Patman, Lexing
ton, Oglethorpe County. Dr. H. J. Williams,
Social Circle. W. T. Godard, Liberty Hill, Tik
County. C. W. Hearn, Houston, Heard County.
Elder J. R. Battle, Quitman. John G. Phillips,
Hogansville, Troup County. JIrs. R. Anna
Phillips, Lutherville, Meriwether County. John
H, Woodward, Vienna, Dooly County, E. C.
Thrash, Flat Shoals, Merriwether County. Jas.
,J. Dayis, Dawson^ Terrell County, Elder T, K*
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MRS. N. A. CHEATHAM,
Greenville, Butler County, Ala.
Greenville, Ala., March 17,18G8.
K^Fersons ordering books will please give
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THE Fall Session of this School, situated
near Ruflia Station, on the PiedinontRailroad,
will commence on Monday, July 5th, 1809.
The subscriber has hitherto had a quiet and
pleasant School, therefore he doe.s not wish tc
tarnish the reputation of his present pupils by
receiving bad boys, but good ones are solicited.
Terms, per Session 'Twents’-Onc Weeks.
English Grammah—The equivalent of Fifteen
Dollars in Specie.
Languages—The equivalent of Twenty-Five
Dollars in Specie.
If the Tuition be paid in currency, the ad
dition shall not exceed thiity-five oeiits on
each dollar of specie, and if it be paid at the
commencement of the session a deduction of
ten per cent shall be made.
Four ba>:rje\s of good corn, delivered at the
commencement oi the Session, wiU pay for the
instruction of a pupil in English Grammar.
Six barrels will pay for the instruction of
one in Languages.
Maimed soldiers shall pay only two-thirds
of the ordinary prices of Tuition. No other
deduction except in cases of protracted sick
Board, exclusive of light, can be obtaiilel
for one barrel of family flour per month,
$12 50 in currency.
During the first three days of the Session,
pupils can get conveyance from the Station,
free of charge.
Patrons are requested to visit the School fre
quently, in order to how their children
progress. The society is good, aud the loca
JAS. S. DAYIERON, Princip.al.
Ruffin Station, N. C., May 20tli, 1869.
June 8 19-tf
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