Minutes of the Leon River Baptist Association, 1871 Page: 10
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It was resolved that the Clerk be requested to have five
hundred copies of the Minutes of this Association printed;
and that the money in the hands of the Treasurer be turned
over to him for the purpose.
The Committee on Appointments reported the following,
to report at the next meeting of the Association:
On Domestic Missions.-Elder A. C. Graves; alternate,
Elder S. Holmes.
Sunday-schools.-H. J. Chamberlin; alternate, Edwin
Education.-Elder J. S. Caldwell; alternate, R. L. Hood.
Books and Periodicals.-Elder G. W. Baines; alternate,
B. J. Bassel.
Temperance.-Geo. W. Baines, jr.; alternate, Cyrus East
Introductory Sermon.-Elder John McLain; alternate,
Elder Robert Eaton.
Missionary Sermon.-Elder J. M. Wright; alternate, El-
der J. W. Joiner.
Resolved, That the 6th Article in oir Constitution be so altered as to
read thus: "That each Church comprising this Association shall here.
after be entitled to two representatives, instead of three; until she num-
bers fifty, after that number is reached, to three representatives, then
for each additional twenty-five, one more representative."
Resolved, That the latter clause of the 18th Article of the Constitu-
tion be stricken out.
It was resolved that the thanks of this Association be re-
turned to the brethren and friends of Davilla for their hos-
pitalities to us during its session.
The minutes were read and adopted. Adjourned to meet
at the time and place above named.
The letters from the churches furnished evidence of un-
usual interest. Quite a number of the churches reported a
large increase in the membership. Sabbath-schools, Tem-
perance cause, and Educational interests, are evidently re.
ceiving more attention than formerly.
All were gratified with manifest zeal throughout the
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Leon River Baptist Association (Tex.). Minutes of the Leon River Baptist Association, 1871, pamphlet, 1871; Houston, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth253215/m1/12/: accessed June 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Rice University Woodson Research Center.