432 CHURCH REVIEW.
REPORT OF FRATERNAL DELEGATES
The Bishops of the A. M. E. Church, in Council at Pniladelphia, last
January, appointed the following bearers of fraternal greetings: Rev.
H. B. Parks, D. D., ministerial fraternal delegate to the General Con-
ference of the M. E. Church, South, to convene in Dallas. Texas, May 7,
1902; H. T. Kealing, lay fraternal delegate to the same, and Rev. J. Q.
Johnson, ministerial fraternal delegate to the General Conference of
the C. M. E. Church, convening in Nashville, Tenn., May 7, 1902.
Wednesday, May 14,1902, the M. E. South Conference being in session,
Bishop Joseph S. Key presiding, Dr. Parke presented his credentials
duly signed by Bishop B. W. Arnett, Secretary of the A. M. E. Bishops'
Council, and the following proceedings were had:
Rev. A. COKE Smith, Chairman of the Committee on Fraternal Rela-
tions, arose and said:
Dr. Parks, of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the
Fraternal Delegate, is with us, and he is compelled to leave to-
night or early to-morrow morning, and he desires to deliver his
fraternal message to us this morning. I rise, sir. to move that
we suspend the business now before us, and hear the address of
The motion prevailed.
The Bishop: I take pleasure in introducing Rev. Dr. Parks,
Missionary Secretary of the African M. E. Church, who is Fra-
ternal Messenger to this body.
The Conference rose to receive the Fraternal Messenger, who
delivered his address.
ADDRESS OF REV. H. B. PARKS, D. D.
Bishop, General Officers and Members of the Methodist Episco-
pal Church, South:
Revered Leaders and Co-Laborers in the Vineyard of the
Master--It thrills my soul with inexpressible joy and gratitude
to our kind Heavenly Father to be privileged, in the name of the
African Methodist Episcopal Church, to salute you to-day, and to