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Budget Containing the Status of Methodism at the Second Ecumenical Conference of Methodism
			
             STATUS OF METHODISM AND CHRISTIANITY.      101

hausted, her fields laid waste, her rights hampered, her voting citizen-
ship changed so that her former slaves were made freedmen and en-
dowed with the privilege of the elective franchise--having no general
intelligence to fit them for such endowment, and with no property, and
but little, if any, tact for accumulation--I say the act of her people,
in view of all these deprsssing and discouraging circumstances of tax-
ing the little property that remained to the m  after the fearful destruc-
tion of the war, and then reaching out their hand to lift their former
slaves from the night of ignorance by providing free schools for them,
presents a spectacle of the heroic moral sublime that must and will
shine forever in hallowed and fadeless halo on the deathless page of
history! I am proud that I am a Georgian."
    There are a thousand of men who feel as this state officer felt on
this subject.  May God increase the number.


   WHAT EDUCATION OF THE FREEDMAN HAS COST.
     Dr. A. G. Haygood, the agent of the Slater Fund, says the fol-
lowing sums from northern churches have been expended in 1890.
Freedmen's Aid, M. E. Church.................................$ 2,225,000
Baptist Home Missionary .....................................  2,000,000
Presbyterian Home Mission ...................................  1,542,746
A. M. Associate Congregation ................................  6,000,000
The different Women's Socities ..............................    500,000
John A. Slater Fund .........................................  1,000,000
Daniel Hand Fund ............................................  1,000,000
Individual Gifts ............................................  1,000,000
Quakers and Other Religious Bodies ..........................    500,000

     Total Gifts ............................................$15,767,746
     States have given as follows:

Alabama appropriated to July, 1889 .......................$ 3,404,293 24
Arkansas    "        "   "  ..............................  3,409,110 00
Florida     "        "   "  ..............................    849,000 00
Georgia     "        "   "  ..............................  2,702,276 00
Kentucky    "        "   "  ..............................  1,362,873 00
Louisiana   "        "   "  ..............................  2,150,000 00




			
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