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

    4.  That the students in the schools of the Society last year num
bered nearly two-fifths as many as were found in all the other schools
of the Church in America.
    5.  That during the past twenty-five years the Society has had in
its schools over one-fifth as many students as have been in all the
other schools of the Church from the beginning in the United States.
    6.  To meet the responsibility of so large a proportion of the
educational work of the Church in the United States, the schools of
the Society have less than one forty-fifth ($225,000) as much endow-
ment as belongs to our other Church institutions ($10,218,644).  This
makes manifest the necessity of continued and increased collections
from the Church to carry forward this great educational movement.
    7.  It is very important to remember that a large propotion of
the schools of the Society are doing academic work, and are among
very poor people of both races; and that in equipment they do not
compare with schools of similar grade in the North.



                 HISTORICAL MEMORANDA.
1866, August 7th, 8th.  The Freedman's Aid Society of the Meth-
      odist Episcoplal Church organized in Trinity Church, Cincin-
      nati, O.
1866, August, 20th.  First meeting of the Executive Committee.
1868, General Conference commended work of the Society to the
      Church.
1868, December 3d.  First Aid given to " schools for the education
      of white children."
1870, November 1st.  Society incorporated "for the relief and ed-
      ucation of Freedmen and others, especially in co-operation with
      the Missionary and Church Extension Societies of the Meth-
      odist Episcopal Church."
1872, Became General Conference Society; collections first reported
      in General Minutes and $100,000 apportioned to the Annual
      Conferences for the work.




			
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Budget Containing the Status of Methodism at the Second Ecumenical Conference of Methodism


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