Resolution: April 8, 1867
MINUTES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE
AFRICAN M. E. CHURCH, 1865, 1866, 1867
PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF SAID CONFERENCE,
BY T.G. STEWARD AND H.M. TURNER.
RECORD PRINTING HOUSE, 163 MEETING ST.
Nearly opposite Charleston Hotel.
The following resolutions were presented by H.M. Turner: (Page 18)
Whereas, the American Tract Society, of Boston, Mass., has for over an half century, evinced an interest in the moral, religious and political elevation of our people unparalleled by any institution in this or any other country in the world; and whereas, we have received a communication from W.L. Coan, of Washington, D.C., the accredited agent of said institution, offering to co-operate with the Ministers of Conference in the education of our people, by furnishing at the lowest rates possible any religious literature we may need in our respective fields:
Resolved, That all the Ministries of this Conference, including the Georgia Provisional Conference, co-operate with Mr. Coan, and purchase Sabbath and Day School Books, Papers and Periodicals, as they may need to advance the cause of education and intellectual development on their circuits or stations.
Resolved, That the thanks of this Conference are due to said Society, and that we do hereby tender the same for the very generous offer which it has made to our Sabbath Schools in different parts of the South.
Resolved, That each Minister on reception of any package or communication from the agents of said Society, shall forth with acknowledge the same, and supply them with any information desired. And any minister failing to do so, shall be censured by a vote this Conference. Adopted.