8. The time for meeting to be from 9 A.M. to 12 M., and
from 2 P.M. to 5 P.M. Every session optional.
9. The introductory or Annual Sermon shall be delivered
at 11 A.M. of the first day.
10. The election of officers shall be the first business after
the annual sermon.
11. These laws may be altered or amended at any annual
CLEVELAND, OHIO, Sept. 2, 1902.
TUESDAY MORNING, NINE O'CLOCK
The Western Union Baptist Ministerial Institute met in the
Shiloh Baptist church.
Meeting called to order by the President, Rev. R. D Grant.
Hymn, "Come Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove." Scripture
read, Eph. 5th chap. Prayer by Rev. Richard Meredith.
The President, Rev. Grant, made some interesting remarks,
expressing himself in a zealous manner concerning the great
Providence and Blessing of God in permitting his servants to
meet together in an Annual Session once more.
Rev. Richard Meredith and Rev. William Balay, the most
faithful and venerable fathers of our Afsociation and Institute,
were highly commended by the Brethren and were invited to
take the front seat with the Elders of our Institute.
Religious exercises were conducted by Rev. O. Jones, of
The meeting was opened with the largest delegation of Min-
isters present known in the history of the Institute. Soul stir-
ring remarks were made by the Brethren.
Motion prevailed that the officers serving at the present
time be chosen by acclamation to serve for the ensuing year.
Rev. J. J. Jackson declined serving as treasurer in favor of Rev.
O. Jones, which was acceptable to the Brethren of the Institute.
The following named Brethren were chosen:
Rev. R. D. Grant, President.
Rev. Peter Everett, Vice-President.
Rev. J. M. Riddle, Critic.
Rev. O. Jones, Treasurer.
Rev. William Steele, Secretary.