History of the Protestant Episcopal Church in Alabama, 1763-1891

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byWalter Claiborne Whitaker

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1898 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI. PROSPECTIVE. 'HE author has now completed the undertaking I which he proposed to himself of writing a history of the Church in Alabama from the earliest times down to the close of the undivided episcopate of Bishop Wilmer; but he cannot lay down the pen without briefly declaring present conditions and forecasting the lines of future development. The present condition, then, is this: The Orphan's Home at Mobile has completed its endowment of $36,000, and no longer appeals to the Church for assistance. The Bishop's Fund has increased to $38,000, and by the sale of lands in the near future will reach the limit of $50,000, when the necessity for assessments on parishes will be obviated and the Church will be free to give more generously to missionary development. f The endowment of the Society for the Relief of Disabled Clergy and the Widows and Orphans of Deceased Clergy, after being laboriously brought by Christmas offerings and annual dues to well-nigh $20,000, was The Bishop was compelled early in the present year (1898) to expend $4,000 of the $40,000 endowment in purchasing property, known as the "Widows' Row," adjoining the Church Home for Girls. t Councils and Finance Committees have for many years wrestled with the question: What portion of the income from largely sacrificed to political apprehension, in 1896, by the forced sale of Alabama bonds and the re-investment of the proceeds in lower grade of securities, whose value is as yet indeterminate; and the work of the past ten years must again be undertaken. The Diocesan Missionary Society, without any endowment, dependent entirely on free-will-offerings from month to month, is supporting in part sixteen missionaries, who are ministering to eighty congregations. the Bishop's Fund can prop...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1898 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI. PROSPECTIVE. 'HE author has now completed the undertaking I which he proposed to himself of writing a history of th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217960294

ISBN - 13:9780217960298

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