“Gleanings from Recent Letters. How Collections are Made at Abeokuta”

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Gleanings from Recent Letters.


How Collections are made at Abeokuta.

From a recent journal of the Rev. D. Williams, a Native Pastor, we take the following, which may convey a significant hint to some of our own readers:—

June 29th, 1874.—Had our missionary meeting for collection towards the Native Pastorate. It was opened with singing, reading a portion of Scritpure from Hebrews vi., and prayer. After having given a short preliminary speech, I called upon a few gentlemen to give speeches, which they performed with avidity, and the few people were moved, after having given once their subscriptions, to promise more. No hope of realising such an amount up to that of last year on account of the hardness of the present time, consequent upon the fall of trade, which has thrown many merchants into a great distress. I received only a few amounts and promises. Being not satisfied with the collection of the day, I gave notice of another to be held in a fortnight.

Digital Publication Details

Title: “Gleanings from Recent Letters. How Collections are Made at Abeokuta”

Creator(s): Anonymous; D. Williams

Publication date: (1875) 2022

Digital publishers: One More Voice, COVE

Critical encoding: Kenneth C. Crowell, Cassie Fletcher, Adrian S. Wisnicki

One More Voice identifier: liv_026052

Cite (Chicago Author-Date): Anonymous, and D. Williams. (1875) 2022. “Gleanings from Recent Letters. How Collections Are Made at Abeokuta.” Edited by Kenneth C. Crowell and Cassie Fletcher. In “BIPOC Voices,” One More Voice, solidarity edition; Collaborative Organization for Virtual Education (COVE). https://onemorevoice.org/html/bipoc-voices/digital-editions-amd/liv_026052_HTML.html.

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