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MINUTES 



EIGHTY-SECOND ANNUAL MEETING 



EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 



Synodand Ministerium 



NORTH CAROLINA, 



BETHEL CHURCH. ROWAN COUNTY, N. C, 
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MINUTES 



EIGHTY-SECOND ANNUAL MEETING 
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OF THE 

EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 

Synod and Ministerium 



NORTH CAROLINA, 



BETHEL CHURCH, ROWAN COUNTY, N. C. 



Beginning Tuesday, April 28, 1885. 



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STANDING RESOLUTIONS. 



1. Resolved, That this Synod recommends to the Church Councils 
the propriety of adopting the plan of collecting Pastor's Salary by as- 
sessment. 

2. Resolved, That in accordance with the Church Discipline, Chapter 
vi, Section 3, the Church Councils be instructed to require every member 
of the Church, to contribute to the support of the Gospel, except such 
as in their judgment are too poor to do so. 

3. Resolved, That no Minister in connection with this Synod shall be 
allowed to take charge of vacant congregations until they shall have sat- 
isfactorily met their obligations with their former Pastor. 

4. Resolved, That hereafter when a Pastor is called to a vacant 
charge, the Council be governed by the Discipline of the Church. 

5. Resolved, That courteous recognition of the presence of Ministers, 
not of the Lutheran Church, be taken by recording their names in the 
minutes as havino; been in attendance upon the sessions of this Body. 

6. Resolved, That we recommend, that in each case when a Pastor 
administers the Sacrament of Baptism or the rite of Confirmation, a Cer- 
tificate be given. 

7. Resolved, That any young man receiving aid from this Synod 
shall execute a bond to the Treasurer to pay back in full to Synod, with 
interest, the amounts as severally received by him during the prosecu- 
tion of his studies ; in the event he voluntarily abandons the active work 
of the ministry, is deposed, or unites with another denomination, before 
the expiration of seven years' faithful service — such seven years' faithful 
service as a Lutheran minister to be considered a canceling of his bonds. 

8. Resolved, That as there is a lack of S3 7 stem- in the reports, and 
that as no report whatever concerning the state or growth of piety, in 
any of our institutions, has been submitted to the committee, and as it 
is the duty of no one specially to do so, and as system in all things light- 
ens the burdens of work and economizes time, your committee would 
recommend that hereafter the following order should be observed in re- 
porting: 1. Attendance upon the various means of grace, such as public 
worship, the attention paid thereto, and observance of the Sacraments of 
Baptism and the Lord's Supper. 2. Giving the number in the increase 
of membership by confirmation, from other churches, and by restora- 
tion, as well as loss in membership, the condition of the S. S., and cate- 
chetical class. 3. The increase or decrease in financial contributions for 
benevolent objects and to church purposes. 4. Items of special signifi- 
cation or miscellaneous matter, as special services held, questions on 
church troubles, etc. 5. Growth or decline of spiritual life and indica- 
tions of piety, fi. That the Presidents of each of our institutions be re- 
quired to report to Synod on the religious condition of the students in 
our schools of learning. 



MINUTES 



EIGHTY-SECOND ANNUAL SESSION 

. OF THE 

Evan. L. Synod of North Carolina. 



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Bethel Evang. Luth. Chuech, 
Rowan Co., jST. C, 

April 28th, 1885. ' 

The eighty-second annual convention of the Evangel- 
ical Lutheran Synod of Xorth Carolina convened at the 
above time and place. The opening - sermon was preached 
by Eev. J. M. Hedrick from Bom. 10, 1. 

After a recess of one hour, Synod was opened by the 
President, Rev. J. A. Linn, in the usual order. 

Tlie clerical roll was called, and the following constitute 
the Synod. After the clerical roll was called, the Lay-dele- 
gates elect handed in their credentials, and they are re- 
corded opposite the names of their pastors. 

Ministers. Ordained. Lay-Delegates. 

Rev. J. B. Anthony* 1832. ..Mt. Pleasant, N. C... 

•' S. Rothrock./ 1833.. .Gold Hill, N. C Dr. P. A. Sifford. 

•• J. B. Davis, D. D.. .1834.. .Mt. Pleasant, N. C.,.C. G. Heilig. 

■• W. H. Cone,** New Market, Va 

" W. Kimball 1859. ..China Grove, N. C....J. A. Bost. 

• ; J. D. Sliirey 1860. ..Bear Poplar, N. C... Jesse W. Miller, Esq 

" G. F. Schaeffer 1861... Mt. Pleasant, N. C... 

•' A. D. L. Moser 1863. ..Copal Grove, N. C. ...Marvel Ritchie. 

" W. R. Ketchiet 1868... Kappa, X. C :.... 

" J. H. Fesperman....l868...Statesville, N. C 

" R. L. Brown** 1868. ..Rockwell, N. C 

'• E. P. Parker t 1871. ..Salem, N. C H. L. Beckerdite. t 



♦Absent. ** Absent and excused. + Tardy. 

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4 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Ministers. Ordained. Lay-Delegates. 

Rev. H. M. Brown 1873...Troutman, N. C Henry Cloninger. 

" P. E. Zink* 1873...Linwood, N. C 

" F. W. E. Peschau... 1873. ..Wilmington, N. C....B. H. J. Ahrens. ** 

" R. W. Petrea 1876.. .Concord, N. C ...Geo. E. Ritchie. 

" W. A. Lutz 1877...Enochville, N. C D. M. Isenhonr. 

*" J. A. Linn 1877.. .Mt. Pleasant, N. C... 

" J. M. Hedrick 1877... Salisbury, N. C A. S. Hartman. 

" B. S. Brown 1878. ..China Grove, N. C....D. H. WinecofL 

" J. L. Buck 1878...Gihsonville, N. C Daniel Tickle. 

" T. H. Strohecker.... 1881... Salisbury, N. C Wilson Kesler. 

" T. S. Brown 1881 ..Charlotte, N. C Capt. T. L. Siegle. 

" D. J. Koontz (col.). 1880... Lexington, N. C W. P. Phifer(coL) 

" C. A. Rose 1882.. .Zeb, N. C Andrew Shuping. 

" W. Stoudenmire* Salisbury, N. C Col. P. N. Heilig. 

" J. C. F. Rupp 1884... Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

" Nathan Clapp (col.)1884... 

" Samuel Holt (col.). .1884.. .Graham, N. C 

Guilford Charge , J. W. Murray. 

Davidson Charge Alex. Swicegood. 

St. James Geo. W. Brown. 

President's Report. 
The President read his annual report, which was re- 
ceived and laid on the table lor future action. 

Election of Officers. 
The following officers were elected for the ensuing - year: 
President, Rev. W. A. Lutz. 

Rec. Secretary, - - Rev. B. S. Brown. 

Cor. Secretary, - Rev. F. W. E. Peschau. 

Treasurer, - Col. P. 1ST. Heilig. 

Letters of Dismission. 

Letters of dismission from their respective synods, were 
read, recommending them to this, of the following brethren, 
to-wit : Rev. J. M. Hedrick from the Va, Synod, Rev. J. 0. 
F. Rupp from Pittsburg Synod (G. C), Rev. C.A.Rose from 
the S. W. Va. Synod, and Rev. Wm, Stoudenmire from the 
Maryland Synod, whereupon the action of the President, 

'* Absent. * * Absent and Excused. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 5 

receiving them as members of this Synod was confirmed. 

Rev. J. I). Shirey was appointed Assistant Secretary. 

Rev. G. A. Oglesby, of the M. E. Church South, was in- 
vited to a seat within the bar of Synod. 

After a short recess, the President announced the fol- 
lowing 

Standing Committees. 

1. On President's Report : Revs. T. H. Strohecker, 
€. A. Rose, and Mr. J. A. Bost. 

2. State of the Church : Revs. J. C. F. Rupp, W. Kim- 
ball, and Mr. A. S. Hartman. 

3. Church Institutions: Revs. T. S. Brown, J. M. 
Hedrick, and Dr. P. A. Sifford. 

4. Missions: Revs. G. F. Schaeffer, R. W. Petrea, and 
Mr. C. G. Heilig. 

5. Unfinished Business: Revs. J. L. Buck, T. H. 
Strohecker, and Mr. J. W. Murray. 

0. Proceedings of Conference : Revs. C. A. Rose, 
A. D. L. Moser, and Mr. Daniel Tickle. 

7. Petitions: Revs. W. Kimball, S. Rothrork, and 
Capt. T. L. Siegle. 

8. Pastoral Districts: Revs. J. A.Linn, F. W. E. 
Peschau, and Mr. D. H. Winecoff. 

9. Vacancies: Revs. R. W. Petrea, J. H. Fesperman, 
and Mr. Alex. Swicegood. 

10. Finance : Jesse W. Miller, Esq., Messrs. G-. E. Rit- 
chie, D. M. Isenhour, Henry Cloninger, and Rev. H. M. 
Brown. 

Reports on the State of the Church. 

Reports on the state of the Church were read by a 
number of the pastors. 

The hour for meeting of Synod was fixed at 8:80 
o'clock, A. M., one-half hour to be spent in devotional exer- 
cises. 

Synod adjourned with prayer and the benediction. 

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6 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

SECOND SESSION. 

April 29, 1885—8:30 A. M. 

Synod met and spent a half hour in devotional exercises. 

The roll was called. The minutes of yesterday were 
read and approved. 

Rev. J. L. Buck was appointed to report the proceed- 
ings of this Body to the Lutheran Visitor. 

Rev. W. P. Swartz, Missionary Elect to India, being' 
present was received as an advisory member. Eleven 
o'clock was fixed as the time to hear Rev. Swartz on the 
subject of Missions, with the request that he address Synod 
again on the same subject same time to-morrow. 

It was resolved that a collection be taken after the ad- 
dress of brother Swartz to-day, to aid in the payment for a 
printing press for work in India. 

Reading of reports on state of the Church was resumed. 

Rev. S. Rothrock, President of the Board of Trustees of 
N. C. College, submitted his annual report of the condition 
of that institution. 

The report of Maj. L. G-. Heilig, President of the Board 
of Trustees of Mt. Pleasant Female Seminary, was read by 
the Secretary. These reports were received and referred to 
Com. No. 3. 

The regular order of business was suspended, to elect 
members to fill vacancies in the Board of Trustees of N. C. 
College. 

The resignation of Mr. Daniel Barrier and Rev. T. H. 
Strohecker, as members of the Board of Trustees of N. C. 
College, was accepted. 

A committee was appointed to suggest such alteration 
in section 3, chapter 9 of the Constitution of Synod, as shall 
cause it to harmonize with both the charter of the Institu- 
tion and the past usage of the Board. 

Synod adjourned for a recess of one hour after divine 
service. 

At 11 o'clock, Rev. W. P. Swartz preached on " India's 
Need of Christ." Text — Eph. 2, 12. After sermon a collec- 
tion was taken to assist in paying for a^ printing press for 
use in India, amounting to $11.76. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 7 

Wednesday Afternoon, 1:30 o'clock, P. M. 
The roll was called. The business pending was taken 
up. The committee reported as follows : 

Resolved, That section 3 of chapter 9 of Synodical Constitution be 
altered to read as follows: " The different Boards of Trustees shall be 
elected by ballot by this Synod; and, if any member of the Board be ab- 
sent from the meetings of the Board for two years in succession, the 
Synod shall declare his place vacant and elect a successor." 

This was adopted. Revs. (I. F. Schaeff'er, T. H. Stro- 
hecker, and S. Rothrock, were appointed to make nomina- 
tions to till vacancies in the Board of X. C. College. This 
committee nominated Oapt. W. A. Barrier and Rev. B. S. 
Brown. 

Capt. W. A. Barrier and Rev. B. S. Brown were unani- 
mously elected members of the Board of Trustees of N . C. 
College. 

The reading of reports on the state of the Church was 
again resumed. 

Lay-delegates made verbal reports. 

Report of the Delegates to the Diet. 

The report of the delegates to the J)iet was read, re- 
ceived, and referred to committee on President's report. 

Parochial reports were called for, and thereupon it 
was 

Resolved, That it is the sense of this Synod that the Financial Re- 
ports are simply to show how much each congregation and charge has 
raised for various purposes during the synodical year. Thereupon Pa- 
rochial and Financial Reports were handed in, and tabulated as follows: 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



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MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



Resolved, That in the Order of Business, No. 12, the word "finan- 
cial " be inserted, so as to read, Parochial and Financial Reports be 
handed to the Secretary. 

The Treasurer read his report, which was received and 
referred to the Finance committee. 

Mission work was made first in the order of business 
for to-morrow afternoon. 

Friday afternoon, on the assembling* of Synod, was ap- 
pointed as the time to hear the address on Education. 

Resolved, That this Synod heartily endorse the action of Rev. H. M. 
Brown in organizing- a congregation at Amity Hill, Iredell Co., N. C, 
and that we extend to said congregation our best wishes for its prosperity. 

It was 

Resolved, That Synod now proceed to the election of delegates to the 
General Synod South, and that in the event of a called meeting previous 
to the regular meeting, they be the delegates to that meeting also. 

Synod proceeded to ballot for said delegates, with the 
following resnlt : 

Delegates to General Synod South. 



principals. 
Clergy. 
Rev. J. D. Shirey, 
" F. W. E. Pescuat-, 
" B. S. Brown, 
" Prof. G. F. Schaeffer, 
" J. A Linn. 



ALTERNATED 



Clergy. 
Rev. T. S. Bbown, 
J. L. Buck. 

S. ROTHROCK. 

W. A. Ltjtz, 

W. KlMBAXL. 



Laymen. 
Col. P. N. Heilig, 
Capt. T. L. Siegle, 
Jesse W. Miller. Esq. 
Capt. J. A. Fisher, 
Mr. J. L. Graeber. 

Laymen, 

Ma.t. A. Summers. 
Mr. I. F. Patterson, 
" 0. G. Heilig, 
A. W. Klutz, Esq.. 
Mr. G. E. Ritchie. 



Resolved. That in case any delegate to the General Synod cannot at- 
tend, he give the President of S3*nod at least four weeks' notice; and the 
President shall notify the highest alternate. 

Synod adjourned with prayer and the benediction. 

THIRD SESSION. 
Bethel E. L. Church, Apr. 30, 1885—9:30, A. M. 

Synod met, and, after spending a half hour in devotional 
services, proceeded to business. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. , 11 

Rev. T. Earnheart of the Synod of Southern Illinois 
being- present, was invited to a seat as an advisory member 
of Synod. 

Report of Committee No. 7 —On Petitions. 

Your committee beg leave to submit the following : 

Nos. 1 and 2 are petitions from Bethel and St. Stephen's for a change 
in the Bethel Pastorate. We recommend that these petitions be referred 
to the Committee on Pastorates. 

No. 3 is a letter from Rev. W. H. Cone, asking Synod to excuse him 
for non-attendance on account of sickness. Your committee recommend 
that he be excused, and his letter be read before Synod. 

No. 4 is a petition from the members of the colored mission in North 
Carolina, asking Synod to tender or transfer the mission to the General 
Synod North. We recommend that the petition lie read and their prayer 
granted. 

No. 5 is a petition from the members of Concordia Church, asking 
Synod to hold its next annual meeting in their church. Your committee 
recommend that Synod properly consider this petition when fixing the 
time and place for its next meeting. 

Nos. G and 7 are petitions from our congregations in Charlotte and 
Salisbury, asking Synod to aid them financially in their church buildings. 
We recommend that these petitions be properly considered after the re- 
port of the finance committee has been heard, and when appropriations 
are being made. 

No. S is a letter from the Pastor and Council of Bethel Church, 
Stanley, stating some troubles in the congregation, and asking Synod to 
do something for them, if possible. We recommend that a committee 
of three be appointed to meet the parties concerned and adjust the diffi- 
culty, if possible. 

No. 9 is a letter from Rev. R. L. Brown, asking Synod to remember 
him and family in his afflictions and to excuse his absence. We recom- 
mend his letter be read and his requests granted. 

No. 10 is a petition from Union church, in which they ask Synod to 
make some change in their pastorate. We refer this to the committee 
on pastorates. 

No. 11 is a petition from Mt. Carmel, praying Synod to make some 
arrangements to have them supplied with preaching. Your committee 
recommend that this matter be referred to the committee on vacancies, 
where it legitimately belongs. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. KIMBALL, 
SAMUEL ROTHROCK, 
T. L. SEIGLE. 



12 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

This report was received and considered by items. All 
the items were adopted except the 4th, which was referred 
to be considered under the head of Missions, this afternoon. 

The report was adopted as a whole. 

In reference to Rev. B. L. Brown, the following was 
adopted: 

Whereas, Rev. R. L. Brown is greatly afflicted in his person and 
family, therefore 

Resolved, That this Synod extend to Bro. Brown its sympathy, by 
appointing a committee of two to take up subscriptions in his behalf, and 
for hi^ relief, and ten minutes be devoted tomorrow morning, at the open- 
ing of Synod, in special prayer, for our afflicted brethren, and a special 
collection be taken likewise. 

Revs. F. W. E. Peschau and T. S. Brown were appoint- 
ed the above committee. 

Letter from Corresponding Delegate of the S. C- Synod. 

A letter was read from Rev. J. Hawkins. I). D., corres- 
ponding delegate of the S. 0. Synod, expressing his regret 
in not being aide to meet with us. and conveying the frater- 
nal greetings of his Synod to this Body: whereupon it was 

Resolved,, That we have heard with pleasure the letter of Dr. Hawkins, 
and that we elect a corresponding delegate to the S. C. Synod. 

Rev. J. I). Shirey was elected said delegate with Rev. 
T. S. Brown as alternate. 

Synod adjourned for divine service and a recess of one 
hour thereafter. 

At 11 o'clock a most earnest and interesting sermon 
was preached by Rev. W. P. Swartz. After the sermon 
there was an affecting parting service with our missionary, 
consisting of remarks by the President of Synod and Rev. 
F. W. F. Peschau, and a suitable reply by the Missionary, 
followed by a personal -Farewell' 1 by most persons in the 
large congregation present. 

AFTERXOOX SFSSIOX- 

2 o'clock. P. M., Apr. 30, 1S.S5. 
Synod convened and was opened with prayer. 
Rev. Dr. Davis asked to be excused from attendance 
after to-day. His request was granted. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 13 

Ilex. W. A. Lutz, appointed for this purpose at last 
Synod, delivered an interesting address on Missions. The 
thanks of Synod were returned to Bro. Lutz for the valuable 
information contained in his address. Bro. Lutz was follow- 
ed by Bro. Swartz with some remarks on Foreign Mission 
Work. Thereupon the following - resolutions were adopted : 

Resolved 1, That it lias been to us a source of more than ordinary 
pleasure, to have had present with us our beloved Brother, Rev. W. P. 
Swartz, our Missionary to India. 

Resolved 2, That we assure our esteemed brother of our heartfelt in- 
terest in him and his work. 

Resolved 3, That we will welcome him in all our congregations, and 
that we pledge him our hearty aid, and that we will follow him with our 
prayers on his long and perilous journey, and in his self-sacrificing labors 
in far-off India. 

Resolved 4, That we assume our proportion of the expenses necessary 
in sending out and supporting Missionary Swartz, the same to be paid 
through the Board of Missions of our General Synod. 

A committee was appointed to confer with Rev. Swartz 
and report suitable resolutions for adoption in regard to 
Missionary Societies. Committee, Rev. F. W. E. Peschau 
and Rev. J. C. F. Rupp. 

This Committee reported the following, winch was con- 
sidered by items and adopted as a whole : 

Resolved, That we hereby endorse the plans and constitutions used 
in the organization of Children's Societies and Woman's Societies. 

Resolved, That we recommend the plans and constitutions thus used, 
to our pastors and people where organizations have not yet been effected. 

Resolved, That the moneys from the Children's Missionary Societies 
be sent to the Treasurer of Synod marked, "Children's Fund for Foreign 
Missions," and that the amounts thus collected be accredited upon the 
assessments of the various congregations for Foreign Missions. 

Deeming it necessary for the maintenance, increase, 
and greater efficiency of woman's work in our Synod, that an 
Executive Committee of the Woman's Societies be appoint- 
ed; therefore, 

Resolved, That we endorse the appointment of the Executive Com- 
mittee consisting of Mrs. Josiah Fisher, of Concord, as President ; of 
Mrs. J. B. Davis, Mt. Pleasant Mrs. R. A. Brown, Mrs. A. M. Brown, 
and Miss Lizzie E. Foil, of Concord, as Vice-Presidents ; Miss M. Julia 
Shirey, Mt. Pleasant, as Corresponding Secretary ; of Miss Laura E. 



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Ritchie, of St. John's, Concord, as Recording Secretary ; and Mrs. John 

A. Cline, Concord, as Treasurer. 

F. W. E. PESCHAU, 
J. C. F. RUPP. 

The subject of Colored Missions was referred to the Min- 
isterium for recommendation. 

Report of Committee No. 1 . 

Your Committee on President's Report has examined the same, and 
submit the following : 

Art. No. 1 is the fact, that at Ridgeway, Warren Co., N. O, is a 
German congregation, etc., as appears in the President's report. Your 
committee recommend the adoption of Art. No. 1. 

Art. No. 2 is a proposition from the Carolina Central R. R. Your 
committee recommend a committee be appointed to thank C. C. R. R. 
for the kind offer, and refer the R. R. authorities to the Tennessee Synod. 
T. S. Brown and T. L. Siegle were appointed said committee. 

Art. No. 3 is a letter from Rev. G. D. Bernheim, D. D., etc. Your 
committee recommend the adoption of Art. No. 3. 

Art. on Diet, Sections 1 and 2 — your committee recommend that the 
Doctrinal Basis and Constitution of the Diet be read, and the resolutions 
presented in the President's report concerning said Doctrinal Basis and 
Constitution, be considered by items and adopted. 

The report of delegates to Diet in Salisbury referred to committee 
on President's report. Your committee recommend that said report of 
delegates to Diet be read and adopted. 

Your committee further recommend that the report of the President 
of N. C. Synod and the report of delegates to the Diet in Salisbury be 
adopted as a whole, and printed in the Minutes of N. C. Synod. 
Respectfully, 

T. H. STROHECKER, ( Committee 
C. A. ROSE, on 

. J. A. PROBST, ( Pres. Report. 

This report was considered and adopted by items, and 
then adopted as a whole. 

President's Report. 

Dear Brethren: — The following is a report of my official acts 
during the past synodical year. 

DISMISSIONS. 

May 10, 1884, Rev. J. S. Heilig was granted a letter of honorable 
dismissal to the Evang. Lutheran Maryland Synod. 



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Jan. 12, 1885, Rev. W. A. Julian, having received and accepted a 
call to the North Georgia Mission, was granted a letter of dismissal to 
unite with the Evang. Lutheran Georgia Synod. 

ADMISSIONS. 

July 9, 1884, Rev. C. A. Rose, having received and accepted a call 
to the Bethel pastorate, Rowan county, forwarded a letter of honorable 
dismissal from the S. W. Virginia Synod. 

Aug. 16, 1884, Rev. J. M. Hedrick, having entered upon his duties 
as pastor of the Union charge, forwarded a letter duly attested from the 
Evang. Luth. Virginia Synod dismissing him to this body. 

Nov. 13, 1884, Rev. Wm. Stoudenmire, pastor of St. John's, Salis- 
bury, handed me bis letter of honorable dismissal from the Evang. Luth. 
Maryland Synod. 

April 24, 1885, Rev. Prof. J. C. F. Rupp, Professor of Ancient 
Languages in N. C. College, handed me a letter of honorable dismissal 
from the Pittsburgh Synod of the Evang. Lutheran Church. 

DEDICATION. 

June 29, 1884, St. Peter's Evang. Lutheran Church, Rev. T. H. Stro- 
hecker pastor, was dedicated to Almighty God. Rev. J. B. Davis preach- 
ed the sermon and members of Conference participated in the services. 

RESIGNATIONS. 

Dec. 13, 1884, Rev. W. A. Julian informed me that he had resigned 
the Sandy Creek pastorate. 

Dec. 29, 1884, Rev. A. D. L. Moser wrote me that, having accepted 
a call to the Bethel charge, Stanley county, he had resigned the Guilford 
pastorate. 

Feb. 13, 1885, Rev. T. H. Strohecker notified me that he had re- 
signed the St. Peter's charge, resignation to take effect May 1, 1885. 

April 28, 1885, Rev. J. M. Hedrick informed me that he had resign- 
ed the Union charge, resignation to take effect at this meeting of Synod. 

INSTALLATIONS. 

Aug. 24, 1884, Rev. C. A. Rose was installed pastor of the Bethel 
charge, Revs. Dr. Davis and B. S. Brown officiating. 

Aug. 31, 1884, installed Rev. J. B. Davis, D. D., pastor of Mt. Olive 
congregation in connection with Holy Trinity, Mt. Pleasant. 

LETTERS RECEIVED. 

No. 1 is a card from brother Peschau, stating the fact, that there is 
at Ridgeway, Warren Co., N. O, a German congregation having as its 
pastor Rev. J. Michael Wolf, and, further, expressing the hope that, in 
answer to his own personal recpiest, both the pastor and a duly authorized 
delegate would be in attendance upon our present meeting with a view 
to admission. 



16 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

The realization of such a hope would be a source of very great pleas- 
ure to us all, and we sincerely trust they will be on hand. 

No. 2 is also a letter from brother Peschau, enclosing from the Secre- 
tary of the C. C. R- R. a plan of the new town of Mt. Holly, in Gaston 
county, together with the offer gratuitously of a suitable lot, provided 
this Synod will cau-^e to be built thereupon a church of respectable pro- 
portions. 

With regard to this matter, I would recommend, that, if it does not 
encroach upon the rights of the Tennessee Synod, we accept the offer. 

No. 3 is a letter from Rev. G. D. Bernheim, D. D., stating that his 
sons are engaged in the printing business, and being prepared to do good 
work, offered on what seemed to be very reasonable terms to print, and. 
if desired, to translate gratuitously the first twenty-five years' Minutes of 
this Synod. 

I would recommend that the offer be placed in the hands of commit- 
tee on translation, Rev. F. W. E. Peschan, with the suggestion that he 
take it into favorable consideration. 

I. THE DIET. 

In response to a call, jointly issued by the Lutheran Visitor and Our 
Church Paper, the long and anxiously awaited Diet of the Southern 
Lutheran Church, as is generally known, convened in Salisbury, Nov. 12 
and 13, 1884. There were in attendance representatives from the Vir- 
ginia. S. W. Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennes- 
see, and Holston Synods : and much interest was manifested, and the 
greatest unanimity of sentiment prevailed throughout. 

Whilst, in view of certain action of this Synod, at its last regular 
meeting, the seating of our delegation may have seemed somewhat irregu- 
lar : yet, when it is remembered, that the action, rescinding the work of 
the special meeting at Enochsville, was only in response to a mistaken 
request of the General Synod and not from any dissatisfaction with the re- 
sults of said special meeting, and when it is known that no timely peti- 
tion for an extra session, in which to correct the errors made, was sent 
in, and especially when there is taken into consideration the paramount 
importance to the church of the matter in hand, it will be seen that the 
course adopted was the only available one. Of the two horns of the di- 
lemma in which we were placed, either to have no representation at all or 
else to seat the delegates elected at the special meeting, we chose the lat- 
ter, believing that it would meet the approval of this body. 

II. THE WORK OF THE DIET. 

This was in every respect eminently satisfactory. A Doctrinal 
Basis of no uncertain sound and a Constitution in hearty accord therewith 
were unanimously adopted. 

These in response to a request made by resolution of the Diet, I here- 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 17 

with submit for your consideration, and recommend as suitable action 
for this body the adoption of resolutions framed by prominent members 
. of the Diet, and found published in the first column of Lutheran Visitor 
of Feb. 26, 1885. They are as follows : 

A. — PROPOSED ACTION OF DISTRICT SYNODS. 

1. That we cordially approve the proposed constitution adopted by 
the Diet at Salisbury as presenting a basis upon which we can co-operate 
with our other Lutheran Synods in the South in one general organization. 

2. That in order that the proposed union of these Synods in one 
body may be most promptly and satisfactorily consummated; in ac- 
cordance with what we believe to be the general and earnest desire of 
the ministry and laity of our Southern Church, we hereby authorize our 
delegates to the next convention of the General Synod South, appointed 
to be held at Roanoke City, Va., to unite with the other members of that 
body in such action as may be necessary for the immediate merging of 
the said General Synod South into the body contemplated by the action 
of the Diet. 

3. That, feeling a confident assurance that no impediments will be 
placed in the way of a union of our Southern Synods in one organization, 
we hereby ask the several Synods now constituting the General Synod 
South to unite with us in inviting (by formal resolution similar to this) 
our brethren of the Tennessee Synod and of the Holston Synod to send 

properly accredited delegates to Roanoke City, Va. , , 1886, there to 

meet us in convention with a view to formal organization and the adop- 
tion of the constitution submitted by the Diet. 

4. That copies of these resolutions be sent by the Secretary to the 
Presidents of the Lutheran Synods represented at Salisbury by delegates 
or by letter, with the request that they be laid before their respective 
bodies for consideration. 

J. A. LINN, President. 

Report of the Delegates to the Diet, held in Salisbury. N. C. 
Nov. 12-13, 1884. 

Your delegates to the Diet beg leave to submit the following reporl : 
Much to the joy of all those who have been working and praying for 
a closer organic union of the various portions of the Lutheran Church in 
these Southern States, a Diet was held in Salisbury, N. C, Nov. 12-13, 
1884, for the purpose of inaugurating such a union, properly based on 
the Confessions of the E. L. Church. We, the members of your delega- 
tion, were present at the opening of the Diet, and found all the Southern 
Synods represented, by delegates, except the Mississippi Synod, which 
was represented by letter. There seemed to be but two motives con- 
trolling all the members of the Diet, the one, to promote a more general 
union on an Unequivocally Lutheran Bash ; the other, to shape the plan 



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adopted, in such a way that there coidd not occur a rupture in the Gen. 
Synod in consequence of our action. In the short space of two days, a 
Confessional Basis and a Constitution were presented, (by a committee 
'of one minister from each Synod) discussed, and unanimously adopted 
by all the members of the Diet. (See Minutes of Diet.) Since the mem- 
bers of your delegation were so perfectly united and harmonious in en- 
dorsing the action of the Diet, we would respectfully recommend the 
following to this body for adoption : 

1. We cordially approve the Confessional Basis, and the proposed 
Constitution, adopted by the Diet at Salisbury, as presenting a basis upon 
which we can co-operate with the other Lutheran Synod- in the South 
in one general organization. 

2. That, in order that the proposed union of these Synods in one 
body may be most promptly and satisfactorily consummated, in accord- 
ance with what we believe to be the general and earnest desire of the 
ministry and laity of our entire Southern Church, we hereby authorize 
our delegates to the next convention of the Gen. Synod South, appointed 
to be held at Roanoke City, A'a., to unite with the other members of that 
body in such action as may be necessary for the immediate merging of 
the said Gen. Synod South into the body contemplated by the action of 
the Diet. 

3. That, feeling a confident assurance that no impediments will be 
placed in the way of a union of our Southern Synods, in one organiza- 
tion, we hereby ask the several Synods, now constituting the General 
Synod South, to unite with us in inviting (by formal resolution similar 
to this) our brethren of the Tennessee Synod, and of the Holston Synod, 
to send properly accredited delegates to Roanoke City, Ya. , on Wednes- 
day before the 4th Lord's Day in May, 1886, there, to meet us in conven- 
tion, with a view to formal organization, and the adoption of the consti- 
tution submitted by the Diet. 

4. That copies of these resolutions be sent by the Secretary to the 
Presidents of the Lutheran Synods represented at Salisbury (by delegates 
or by letter) with the request that they be laid before their respective 
bodies for consideration. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Wm. A. LUTZ, 
SAM'L ROTHROCK. 
G. F. SCHAEFFER. 
J. D. SHIREY. 
J. A. LINN, 

I. FRANK PATTERSON, 
P. N. HEILIG, 
JESSIE W. MILLER, 

The Committee. 



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Synod adjourned with prayer till to-morrow morn, at 
8:30 o'clock. 

FOUETH SESSION. 

Friday, May 1st, 1885— 8:30 A. M. 

Synod convened, and, after spending some time in de- 
votional exercises, the roll was called, the minutes were 
read, corrected, and approved. 

The following report was submitted by 

Committee No. 6. 

We, your committee on Conferential Proceedings, have no report to 
make, as no papers pertaining to Conference have been placed in our 
hands. C. A. ROSE, 

A. D. L. MOSER, 
• DANIEL TICKLE. 
Report accepted and adopted. 

Committee on Literary Institutions reported as follows: 
Report of Committee No- 3. 

Your committee on Church Institutions have examined the reports 
of the Presidents of the respective boards, and submit the following : 

I. NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE. 

This College is in a prosperous and progressive condition, and while 
there is nothing to recommend to the formal action of Synod, we would 
recommend that there be more concentration of effort on the part of 
Synod in giving its moral and financial support to its more permanent 
establishment and efficiency. The efficient President and Faculty have 
been very active in its behalf. 

II. MT. PLEASANT FEMALE SEMINARY. 

The President of the Board of this Seminary reports it in a flourish- 
ing condition under its efficient Principal. The indebtedness of the 
institution is not very great, being only three hundred dollars. We 
recommend that this matter be referred to the Board of Trustees for 
consideration. 

Respectfullv submitted, 

T. S. BROWN, 
J. M. HEDRICK, 
P. A. SIFFERD. 

This report was considered by items, and adopted as a 
whole. 

Synod adjourned for divine service and recess. 

Eev. T. S. Brown preached at 11 o'clock, from duo. 16, 33. 



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AFTERNOON SESSION. 

May 1st, 1885. 

Opened with prayer. The roll was called. 

An Address on Education was read by Rev. T. S. Brown, 
according to appointment of Synod. 

The thanks of Synod were voted to Bro. Brown for his 
interesting address; and he was requested to furnish a copy 
of the same fdr publication in the Lutheran Visitor and 
Our Church Paper. 

Report of Committee No. 8. 

Your committee on Pastoral Districts, after examining all the facts 
brought to their attention, find that it would be inexpedient at present 
to make any changes in the several charges of Synod. We therefore 
recommend that no change be made. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. A. LINN, 

F. W. E. PESCHAU. 

D. II. WINECOFF. 

Report adopted. 

A motion was made to rescind a resolution prohibiting 
the payment of expenses of delegates to other bodies. 

This resolution was tabled. 

Revs. J. I). Shirey and B. S. Brown resigned as dele- 
gates elect to the Southern General Synod. Their resigna- 
tions were accepted, and Rev. S. Rothrock was elected in 
Rev. Shirey's place, and Rev. T. S. Brown was elected in 
Rev. B. S. Brown's place. 

Thereupon, Revs. Rothrock and T. S. Brown resigned 
as alternates elect. Their resignations were accepted, and 
Rev. H. M. Brown was elected alternate in Rev. Rothrock's 
place, and Rev. 0. A. Rose was elected in the place of Rev. 
T. S. Brown. 

Resolved, That, as Rev. T. H. Strohecker, our beloved brother and 
one of our earnest and faithful workers, is about leaving us to labor in a 
distant field, we bid him God-speed, and wish him success. 

Committee on the State of the Church submitted the 
following report : 



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Report of Committee No. 2. 

Your committee may properly report that the state of the Church is, 
in the main, hopeful and promising. Doubtless, in the Church militant 
we must never expect entire victory over sin. For there is an enemy 
that goeth up and down sowing tares into the wheat, and, for the wheat's 
sake, the tares are allowed to grow. So, in almost all the reports that 
have come into the hands of your committee, are two distinct features : 
one calling attention to the scarcity of the peaceable fruits of righteous- 
ness; the other marking the triumphs of the Word and Spirit. But we 
gather that in all the churches like as even in the Church at Sardis, with 
perhaps a single exception, there arc some who have not defiled their 
garments. From what can be gleaned, your committee is not prepared 
to state that the arm of the Lord is shortened and unable to save, where 
faithful use is made of all the means of grace. In some churches special 
seasons of the church year have been observed, especially of Advent and 
Passion Week. And in almost every instance this observance is followed 
by a more hopeful outlook, and encouragement to pastors and the faith- 
ful. 

1. Attendance upon the preaching of the Word is encouraging. The 
hearing of the AVord is devout and praiseworthy with few exceptions. 
In most of our churche-i the sacraments are growing in their high im- 
portance, in the estimation of the people, but in a few there is indiffer- 
ence on the part of the people for these means of grace. In some 
churches the sacrament of the altar has never been more reverently and 
so largely observed, and all the infants are admitted to the church by 
the regeneration of water and the Spirit. In almost all the churches this 
divine life is faithfully trained by catechisation and instruction. 

2. There is numerical increase in nearly all the- churches, in some, 
large, whilst only a few barely hold their own. A few Sunday-schools 
are reported as models, but the majority are in not more than average 
prosperity, and some less. 

3. In works of benevolence there is commendable progress. Interest 
in missions has been generally revived, and, in a few churches, special 
means are used to develop liberality and missionary activity. In a very 
few the organization of missionary societies antedates the visit of our 
Missionary. 

Growth in piety is not so generally reported as should be desired. 
All the pastors discover evidences of spiritual life. But this vitality 
ought to be more than latent. The greatest need of the Church is earnest, 
regular, methodical use of the means of grace. Too few report week 
day prayer and family prayer. Prayer is not a means of grace, it is the 
use of these means. "Men ought always to pray and not to faint." 
Then will we have an effective baptism of the Holy Spirit. Let this be 



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the burden of the Church's prayer during the coming Whitsuntide season 
which commemorates such a gift of the Spirit. 
Respectfully submitted, 

J. C. F. RUPP, 
W. KIMBALL, 
A. HARTMAN. 
This report was adopted. 

The following report of Committee on Unfinished Busi- 
ness was submitted : 

Committee No. 5 — On Unfinished Business. 

Your committee on Unfinished Business would submit the following: 
We find in first (1) place, page 14, a committee appointed to get up 
Rules of Order for Synod, (Revs. Rothrock, Peschau, and Shirey, com- 
mittee.) Is this committee ready to report? 

Item 2, page 17, we find the Committee on Translation of the first 25 
Years of Minutes N. C. Synod, was continued. Is this committee ready 
to report ? 

Item 3 is a resolution, dividing the Eastern Conference. It seems 
impracticable. We recommend that this action be rescinded, and that 
the former arrangement go into effect unless a better arrangement can 
be made. 

Item 4, page 26, we find a resolution appointing a committee to dis- 
pose of property at Hickory — committee : Rev. J. A. Linn, Messrs. T. 
J. Linn, and J. L. Probst. Has this committee discharged its duty, and 
complied with the resolution? 

Item 5— Synod appropriated $1500 to St. Mark's, Charlotte ; $400 
of which was ordered to be paid out of treasury, $1100 to be raised by 
Board of Missions. Has this been done? 

Item 6— A committee, Revs. F. W. E. Peschau, B. S. Brown, and 
T. S. Brown, was appointed on Beneficiary Education. Has this com- 
mittee done anything? 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. L. BUCK, 
T. H. STROHECKER, 
J. W. MURRAY. 
The report was received, to be considered by items. 
Item 1 was passed over till to-morrow. 
Item 2. Committee continued. 
Item 3. Adopted. 

Item 4. Duty not discharged. Committee was continued 
under former instruction. 



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Item 5. Complied with in part. 
Item 6. Duty attended to. 
The report was adopted. 

The report* of the Advisory Board of Missions was sub- 
mitted. 

Synod adjourned with prayer and the benediction. 

FIFTH SESSION. 

May 2, 1885—9 o'clock A. M. 

Synod convened, and, after devotional exercises, the 
roll was called, the minutes were read, corrected, and ap- 
proved. 

The following resolution, recommended by the Minis- 
terium, was adopted : 

Resolved, That we propose to the General Synod North that it elect 
and support a Missionary or Missionaries to labor in our territory among 
the colored people; and furthermore, that we volunteer to supervise said 
mission work, as the General Synod supervises our Missionary to India; 
and in the event this proposition be accepted, we recommend Rev. D. J. 
Koontz to be elected as one of said Missionaries. Furthermore, we as- 
sure the General Synod (North) that we will give such work our earnest, 
moral support, and as soon as possible our pecuniary aid. 

Rev. G. F. Schaeffer and Rev. J. 0. F. Eupp were ap- 
pointed commissioners, to present the foregoing action to 
the General Synod (North). It was further 

Resolved, That our Corresponding Secretary notify the delegate of 
the General Synod (South) to the General Synod (North), to call the at- 
tention of that body to the presence of the commissioners aforesaid of 
this Synod, on the floor of that body. 

The following was also adopted : 

Inasmuch as the work of Education and Evangelization among the 
colored people, already commenced by this Synod, is certainly an im- 
portant work, and inasmuch as this work just now demands our prayer- 
ful attention and our hearty financial support, be it therefore 

Resolved, That this Synod pay at once to Rev. D. J. Koontz, our 
colored Missionary, out of our Treasury, the sum of $ 100, and that we 
reimburse our Synodical Treasury by pledging ourselves as pastors and 
lay-delegates, in the name of our several congregations, for such amounts 
as stand opposite our respective names, to be forwarded to the Treasury 
by the 15th of October. 1885. 



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Resolved, That a standing committee on apportionments be appoint- 
ed annually. 

For the present meeting, Kev. W. Kimball, Mr. Geo. E. 
Ritchie, and Capt. Seigle, were appointed said committee. 

Synod adjourned with prayer for divine worship and 
recess. 

At 11 o'clock, Eev. Prof. Schaeffer preached from Jer. 
3, 15. 

AFTERXOOX SESSIOX. 

1:30 P. M. 

Synod called to order and engaged in prayer. 

The following committee was appointed to meet with 
the Council of St. James Church, Concord, to confer con- 
cerning the sale of certain property willed to said congrega- 
tion and the Education Society of this Synod. Committee : 
Rev. Rothrock, Col. P. N. Heilig, and Geo. E. Ritchie. 

Rev. S. Rothrock was. appointed a commissioner, to re- 
ceive the money and execute a deed for the property, and 
to pay the money to the Treasurer of Synod for educational 
purposes. 

The report of committee Xo. 9, on Vacancies, was sub- 
mitted and considered by items, and afterwards as a whole. 

Report on Vacancies. 

There are six charges vacant in the Synod, to-wit: St. James, in 
Concord ; the Union charge, just made vacant by the resignation of Rev. 
Hedrick ; the St. Peter's charge, last served by Rev. T. H. Strohecker ; 
the Davidsoii'or Sandy Creek charge, served last by Rev. W. A. Julian; 
the Guilford charge, made vacant by the resignation of Rev. A. D. L. 
Moser ; and the Davie charge, last served by Rev. H. M. Brown ; and 
Mt. Carmel, near Mt. Pleasant. This is an isolated congregation, and it 
has sent a petition signed by a number of its members to Synod, praying 
for Synod to send them one to break unto them the bread of life, and 
also stating in their petition that they raise about $40.00 salary per year. 

As a committee, we recommend 

1. That the Davie charge, lately served by Rev. H. M. Brown, who, 
on account of his new organization in Iredell, cannot any longer serve 
them, be encouraged to secure the services of Rev. W. R. Ketchie as 
pastor. 

2. As the interests of any driven comrreajation must necessarily suffer 



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great loss by having no pastor, therefore we recommend that all these 
vacant charges and congregations use their best efforts in connection 
with the President of Synod, to secure the services of regular pastors as 
soon as practicable. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. W. PETREA, 
Chairman of Com. 
Adopted. 

Resolved, That the Committee on Vacancies, consisting of Rev. Petrea 
and others, be continued, and be specially requested to put forth earnest 
efforts in conjunction with the President of Synod to have services held 
in our vacant congregations and charges. 

Resolved, That the name of the Eastern Conference be changed to 
Northern Conference, and the name of the Western be changed to South- 
ern Conference. 

The following report of Committee on Rules of Order 
was adopted : 

Your Committee on Rules of Order would report progress, and will 
submit their report for adoption at the next Synodical convention, hoping 
in the mean time to send, if possible, a copy of the proposed "Rules of 
Order" to every member of Synod for inspection, so that we may not 
act too hastily in this important matter, and that each may come pre- 
pared to discuss the rules and to vote intelligently. 

Although not in our province of duty, we would recommend that a 
committee in like manner revise the Constitution of Synod, and send the 
same as revised for inspection to all the members of Synod before our 
next meeting of Synod. 

SAM'L ROTHROCK, 
F. W. E. PESCHAU, 
J. D. SHIREY. 

The Committee on Rules of Order was continued. 

J. D. Shirey, W. Kimball, and Jessie W. Miller, Esq. 
were appointed a Committee on Constitution, under the 
above recommendation. 

Resolved, That the Treasurer be allowed to deposit the funds of 
Synod in the First National Bank of Salisbury. 

Rev. Profs. Schaeffer and Rupp were appointed a Stand- 
ing Committee on Foreign Missions, to co-operate with the 
Woman's and Children's Executive Committee of Foreign 
Missions. 



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The following - pledges were made to reimburse the 
Synodical Treasury for the amount appropriated to Eev. D. 
J. Koontz : 

Rev. S. Rothrock $10.00 

" J.B.Davis, D. D 5.00 

" W. Kimball 2.50 

" J. D. Shirey 5.00 

" R. W. Petrea 10.00 

" A. D. L. Moser 5.00 

" W. R. Ketchie 2.50 

Union Charge, per Rev. W. A. Lutz 5.00 

Rev. H. M. Brown 7.50 

" F. W. E.Peschau 12.50 

" W. A. Lutz 10.00 

" J. L. Buck 10.00 

" T. S. Brown 5.00 

" C. A. Rose 6.00 

" J. M. Hedrick 2.00 

Col. P. N. Heilig 5.00 

Rev. B. S. Brown 10.00 

The report of the Committee on Apportionment was 
received and adopted: 

Your committee on Apportionment recommend the apportionment 
on the Minutes of 1883, for the ensuing year, and request the ministers to 
give the number of each congregation next year in their parochial re- 
ports, in order that we can make an equal apportionment. 

We also recommend that the column headed Theological Seminary, 
be changed to North Carolina College, with the same apportionment. 
Respectfully submitted, 

W. KIMBALL, 
GEO. E. RITCHIE. 
T. L. SEIGLE. 

Above report was adopted. 



CHURCHES. 




Organ Church 

Eben ezer 

St. Paul's, (Wilmington)... 
St. John's, (Cabarrus Co.). 

Prosperity 

Sandy Creek 

Pilgrim 

Reformation 

Lexington 

Lebanon 

Luther Chapel 

Center Grove 

Shiloh 

Nazareth 

Salem 

St. Luke 

Grace 

Union 

Christiana 

St. John's, (Salisbury) 

St. Michael's 

St. Paul's 

Holy Trinity 

Friedeu's 

Macedonia 

St. Paul's 

St. James' (Concord) 

Mt. Hermon 

Cold Water 

St. Mark's, (Charlotte) 

Bethel, (Stanley) 

St. Stephen's 

Mt. Olive 

St. Enoch 

Trinity 

Concordia , 

St. Matthew's 

St. Peter's 

Luther's , 

Bethel, (Rowan) 

St. Paul's 

Christ 

Mooresville 

St. Matthew's, (Davie).... 

Providence 

Concord Mission, (col.)... 

Hopewell 

Bethany 

Low's 

Richland ... 



$20 
10 

00 
40 

5 
10 
10 
10 

5 

2 
15 
10 

2 

4 
10 
15 
15 
10 

5 
30 
20 

5 
20 
40 

5 
10 
25 

5 
10 

5 
10 
10 
10 
25 
20 
15 
10 
10 

5 
10 
10 

5 

5 
10 



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00 
00 

00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
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00 
00 
00 

on 

00 
00 
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00 

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00 

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00 

00 

00 

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00 

00 

00 

00 

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00 

00 

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110 00 

5 00 

30 00 

30 00 



& 5 00 f 

5 00 

25 00 

20 00 



Coble I 2 00 2 00 10 00 



00 
00 

00 

00 
00 

00 
15 00 
10 00 

1 00 

2 00 
5 00 

15 00 
10 00 
10 00 
5 00 
20 00 
15 00 

3 00 
15 00 
20 00 

5 00 

5 00 

20 00 

5 00 

10 00 

10 00 

5 00 

5 00 

5 00 

15 00 

10 00 

10 00 

5 00 

5 00 

5 00 

10 00 

10 00 

5 00 

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5 00 

1 00 

1 00 

1 00 

1 00 

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5 00 

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5 00 

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5 00 

5 00 

5 00 

5 00 

10 00 

10 00 

10 00 

5 00 

5 00 

5 00 

10 00 

10 00 

5 00 

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510 00 

5 00 

25 00 

30 00 

5 00 

10 00 

5 00 

5 00 

5 00 

1 00 

15 00 

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1 00 

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10 00 
10 00 

5 00 

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10 00 

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00 

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1 45 00 

25 00 

140 00 

120 00 

20 00 

30 00 

25 00 

25 00 

20 00 

5 00 

55 00 

35 00 

5 00 

10 00 

30 00 

50 00 

40 00 

30 00 

20 00 

85 00 

55 00 

10 00 

50 00 

95 00 

20 00 

25 00 

70 00 

20 00 

30 00 

25 00 

25 00 

25 00 

25 00 

60 00 

50 00 

40 00 

25 00 

25 00 

20 00 

40 00 

40 00 

20 00 

10 00 

25 00 

5 00 

5 00 

5 00 

5 00 

25 00 

20 00 

19 00 



28 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

The following report was adopted: 

Report of Advisory Board of Missions. 

(1) During the synodical year, Rev. E. P. Parker wrote to the chair- 
man of the committee, asking whether he would be permitted to discon- 
tinue his ministrations to one of the congregations of the Forsyth Mission. 
The reply made to him was (in substance), that a pastor of the Lutheran 
Church is not permitted to preach to a part of a charge and neglect a 
portion of it. 

(2) The Synod, at its last meeting, placed on this committee, the duty 
of making " immediate arrangements for collecting . . $1100 for St. 
Mark's, Charlotte." Minutes, page 30.) The committee has not done 
this for two reasons : 

First, The action of the General Synod by which $400 was made the 
special quota of this Synod for Missions, and the resolution to raise 
$10,000 for Missions by a Sec. who was to visit all our churches to se- 
cure this amount, induced us to wait for the consummation of the Genl. 
Synod's plans. 

Second, The committee were apprised of the fact that the congrega- 
tion at Charlotte, as late as January 1, 1885, had not decided on a site 
for their new church. This itself seemed to us a sufficient reason for de- 
lay of effort to "make arrangements for collecting the $1100." Under 
these circumstances, and believing this will satisfy the congregation, the 
committee recommend, that Synod pay to the congregation at Charlotte, 
as much of said $1100, at this time, as can be spared from the treasury, 
and that the remainder of the $1100 be paid one year hence, if there be 
then enough in the treasury that can be used for that purpose to meet 
this provision. 

G. F. SCHAEFFER, 
R. W. PETREA, 
C. G. HEILIG. 

An appeal was made to Synod by Col. Heilig in behalf 
of the Salisbury Church, for aid. In response Synod 

Resolved, That the pastor of the Salisbury Church be invited into our 
charges to raise funds for said church. 



Treasurer's Report. 

P. N. HEILIG, Treasurer, in Account with: 

Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Nortii Carolina. 

1884. Dr. 
May 1st, to balance in hands of Treasurer last year $ 71 50 

" " " Cash from Finance Committee 992 70 

" 5, Cash per Rev. R. W. Petrea 24 00 

" " " " " F. W. E. Peschau 10 00 

" 9, " " " J. D. Shirey 50 

Aug. 27, Cash per Lutheran Chapel, Deficit on Prof.'s Salary 

Theo. Seminary 5 00 

Nov. 27, Cash per Rev. T. S. Brown, Error in Draft 1 00 

$1104 70 

1885. Cr. 
May 5, By amount paid Rev. T. S. Brown $ 10 00 

" " " Loss on Mutilated Coin 42 

" " " Check, T. L. Seigle, Chu. Char 400 00 

" " Cash, Rev. W. Kimball 33 33 

" 10, " Rev. T. W. Dosh, Prof. Theo. Sem 225 00 

July 29, " H. A. Deal, Printing Min 49 43 

Nov. 21, " Rev. T. S. Brown, distributing Min 5 35 

1885. 

June 20, " Rev. L. L. Smith, Prin. Min. Diet 5 40 

April 28, " Balance in hands of Treasurer 375 77 

$ 1104 70 $ 1104 70 

Beneficiary and Educational Fund. 

1884. . Dr. 
Nov. 17th, Received from C. A. Rose's charge, 

St. Paul's Church $ 5 36 

Bethel Church 5 00 

Feb. 3, Rev. B. S. Brown's charge, 

Lutheran Chapel 15 50 

Centre Grove 10 50 

Feb. 16, Rev. F. W. E. Peschau's charge, 

St. Paul's, Wilmington 10 00 

Feb. 26, Rev. B. S. Brown's charge, 

Lutheran Chapel 2 00 

Centre Grove 2 00 

|50 36 

1885. Cr. 

Feb. 28, By amount paid R. S. Patterson $50 00 

April 28, By balance in hands of Treasurer 36 

$50 36 $50 36 
Very respectfully submitted, P. N. HEILIG, 

Treas. Ev. Luth. Synod N. C. 



30 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



Report of Committee No. 10= 

Your committee have examined the Treasurer's Report and vouch- 
ers, and find them correct. 

We also report the following contributions for Synodical purposes : 



CHURCHES. 



Rev. S. Rothrock'sch. 

Organ Church 

Ebenezer Church... 
Rev. W. A. Lutz's ch. 

St. Enoch Church. 

Trinity Church 

Mooresville Church 
Rev. C. A. Rose's ch. 

Bethel Church 

St. Paul's Church . . 

Christ's Church 

Rev. J. D. Shirey'sch. 

St. Luke Church.... 

Grace Church 

Salem Church 

Rev. E. P. Parker's ch 

Shiloh Church 

Bethany Church.... 

Nazareth Church . . 

Hopewell Church. . 
Rev. B. S. Brown's ch. 

Luther Chapel Ch. 

Centre Grove Ch. 
Rev. T. S. Brown's ch. 

St. Mark's Church.. 
Rev. J. L. Buck's ch. 

Frieden's Church . . 

St. Paul's Church. . 

Macedonia Church . 
Rev.W.Stoudenmire's 

St. John's Church. . 



5 00 



16 15 



9 10 

7 55 

7 75 



6 00 
5 00 



S^ 



fe 



$5 00 



r-. 03 



.$15 00 



47 75 

10 00 

5 00 



18 00 

18 50 

5 00 



20 00 6 90 

5 45 4 50 
5 20 8 30 



8 00 
7 00 



2 65 
2 50 



1 00 



4 00 
2 00 



25 00 



10 00 
6 74 
2 50 



21 60 



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$7 00 
7 00 
4 30 



9 69 
2 40 



10 00 
5 00 



21 70 



f 56 55 $50 65 $216 94 $67 09 



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$15 00 



^7 20 
5 25 
4 80 



8 70 
3 51 
3 00 



$ 40 00 



63 90 

10 00 

5 00 



25 00 

25 50 

9 30 



52 89 

25 15 

26 05 



2 65 
2 50 



1 00 



28 00 
19 00 



25 00 



40 40 

10 25 

5 50 



21 60 



12 46 $15 00 $438 69 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



31 



CHURCHES. 


Home 

Missions. 


Foreign 

Missions. 


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Bethel Church 






$6 00 

4 55 

5 00 








$6 00 
4 55 


St. Steven's Church 












Albemarle Church. 












5 00 


Rev. H. M. Brown's c. 














St. Michael Church. 






20 09 
2 00 

4 50 








20 09 


St. Paul's Church... 












2 00 


St. Matthew's Sup. 
Rev.T.H.Strohecker's 












4 50 














St. Peter's Church . . 






10 20 
5 20 
5 15 








10 20 


St. Matthew's Ch'ch 












5 20 














5 15 


Rev. Dr. J. B. Davis' c. 














Holy Trinity Ch'rch 
Mt. Olive Church.. 


$20 CO 


$15 00 


5 00 

6 43 


$8 35 




$10 00 


58 35 




6 43 


Rev.F.E.Peschau's c. 














St. Paul's Church... 


25 00 




25 00 


5 00 






55 00 


Rev.J.M.Hedrick's c. 










Union Church 


10 00 
5 00 


10 00 
5 00 


5 00 
5 00 




2 14 




30 00 


Christiana Church . . 




17 14 


Rev. W. Kimball's ch. 








Concordia Church.. 






8*25 

10 00 

6 5Q 








8 25 


Mt. Hernion Ch'rch 












10 00 


Cold Water Church. 












6 50 
































Concord Mission.... 






1 70 








1 70 


Rev. W. R. Petrea's c. 














St. John's Church.. 


40 00 
4 00 




66 00 
5 00 


24 00 

4 00 

5 70 
2 80 
1 35 

21 25 

12 75 


21 00 
4 00 






151 00 


Prosperity Church 
Vacant Churches. 
Low's Church 






17 00 






5 70 


Richland Church... 












2 80 


Coble's Church 












1 35 


St. James' Church . 












21 25 


Concord. 

Sand}' Creek Ch'rch 












12 75 


Pilgrim Church 














Reformation Ch'rch 






2 50 








2 50 


Lexington Mission. 






5 00 






5 00 

















Amounts from p. 30.. 


$104 00 $101 00'$209 92 
50 55, 50 65 216 94 


$43 35 
1 67 09 


$7 14 $10 00 
32 46 J 5 00 


$475 41. 
438 69 




$160 55 $151 65 $426 86 


110 44 


39 60 


,$25 on 


$914 10 



32 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

The following amounts are now in the hands of the Treasurer, viz.: 

To balance on hand as per report $ 376.13 

To amount received for Synodical purposes 914.10 

Total amount on hand $1290.23 

Your committee have taken the Treasurer's receipt for the above 
contributions. Respectfully submitted, 

JESSE W. MILLER, 
GEO. E. RITCHIE, 
D. M. ISENHOUR, 
H. M. BROWN. 

This report was received and adopted. 

Report of Committee on Beneficiary Education. 

The following report of Committee on Beneficiary Edu- 
cation was received and adopted : 

1. Your Committee on Beneficiary Education would report that it 
made an effort to secure funds to aid worthy, needy young men who are 
studying for the Lutheran ministry, and that the efforts made, secured 
for this purpose $50.36. 

Having had several applications for help, and only so small a sum 
at our command, we aided but one Brother, to-wit : R. S. Patterson, a 
student at N. C. College. The committee promised and paid the young 
Brother $50.00, leaving only 36 cents in the Treasury. 

2. Application for help has been made not only by other young 
brethren in our State, but also by young brethren studying at Roanoke 
College. 

Your committee is at a loss to know what to do in promising aid to 
any or all of these applicants, and asks for instruction as to what it 
shall do. 

3. It has been suggested, that a more feasible plan to support our 
beneficiaries would be, that two or three congregations, alternating and fol- 
lowing the list of Synod, agree to support our beneficiaries for one 
month. With this plan, the committee is well pleased. Hoping that 
much more will be done by Synod this year for this worthy object, and 
that another and different committee be appointed, we respectfully sub- 
mit our report. 

F. W. E. PESCHAU, 

B. S. BROWN, 
T. S. BROWN, # 

Committee. 

The following were appointed to take the place of the 
former Committee on Beneficiary Education : Eevs. E. W. 
Petrea, C. A. Bose, and Prof. L. H. Bothrock. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 83 

Resolved, That this Synod assist only such young men as beneficia- 
ries as shall attend North Carolina College, unless they be in the Theo- 
logical Department of study. 

Resolved, That the Treasurer be required to keep a statement of the 
amount belonging to each separate object for which we contribute funds. 

Resolved, That Secretary have 2000 copies of Minutes of this session 
of Synod printed for distribution. 

Resolved, That in the Financial Reports, "Beneficiary" be prefixed 
to the column headed "Education." 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Synod be tendered to the pastor 
and people of this congregation for their kind hospitality to us, the mem- 
bers of Synod, and also to the Presbyterian friends and others who have 
given us a cordial reception to their homes. 

Resolved, That provided any money comes into the hands of the 
Treasurer of Synod from the will of the late Wiley Blackwelder, the 
Treasurer pay to N. C. College the amount of the tuition of the beneficia- 
ries in said College. 

Rev. J. A. Linn was appointed as principal, and Rev. 
R. W.Petrea as alternate, to present an address on Missions 
at the next meeting of Synod. 

Ilex. Prof. G. F. Schaeffer was appointed as principal, 
and Rev. 0. A. Rose as alternate, to present an address on 
Education at the next meeting of Synod. 

Resolved, That we recommend to our people the LutJieran Visitor, 
the organ of the General Synod. We rejoice at the presence of one of the 
editors, who is a member of our Synod, are glad for its prosperity, and 
heartily commend it. 

Richmond Mission Apportionment. 

The Secretary was directed to have the apportionment 
of two years ago (whereby .$1000 was to be raised for Rich- 
mond Mission) printed in Minutes of this year, with the 
hope that those congregations not having yet raised their 
amounts for that object, shall do so by next meeting of 
Synod. Said apportionment is as follows : 

Bev. S. Rothrock's Charge : 

Organ Church $ 25 00 

Ebenezer Church 25 00 

Rev. F. W. E. Peschau's Charge : 

St. Paul's Church 100 00 



34 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Rev. R. W. Petrea's Charge : 

St. John's Church $75 00 

Prosperity Church 10 00 

Rev. W. A. Julian's Charge : 

Sandy Creek Church 25 00 

Pilgrim Church 15 00 

Reformation Church 15 00 

Lexington Church 5 00 

Lebanon Church 5 00 

Rev. B. S. Brown's Charge: 

Luther Chapel 40 00 

Centre Grove Church 20 00 

Rev. E. P. Parker's Charge : 

Nazareth Church 10 00 

Hopewell Church 5 00 

Bethany Church 5 00 

Rev. V. R. Stickley's Charge : 

Bethel Church 20 00 

St. Paul's Church 20 00 

Christ Church 10 00 

Rev. R. L. Brown's Charge : 

Union Church 22 50 

Christiana Church 12 50 

St. John's Church, Salisbury 60 00 

Rev. H. M. Brown's Charge : 

St. Michael's Church :. 30 00 

St. Paul's Church 10 00 

St. Matthew's Church 15 00 

Providence Church 5 00 

Rev. Dr. J. B. Davis' Charge : 

Church of the Holy Trinity 25 00 

Rev. J. L. Buck's Charge : 

Frieden's Church 70 00 

Macedonia Church 12 50 

St. Paul's Church 17 50 

Rev. S. T. Hallman's Charge : 

St. James' Church 50 00 

Coldwater Church 10 00 

Mt. Hermon Church 10 00 

Rev. T. S. Brown's Charge : 

St. Mark's Church. 15 00 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 35 

Rev. W. Kimball's Charge : 

Bethel Church $15 00 

St. Stephen's Church 10 00 

Mt. Olive Church 10 00 

Rev. W. A. Liltz's Charge : 

St. Enoch's Church 40 00 

Trinity Church 30 00 

Concordia Church 20 00 

Mooresville 5 00 

Rev. T. H. Strohecker's Charge : 

St, Matthew's Church 20 0O 

St, Peter's Church 20 00 

Luther's Church 10 00 

Rev. G. F. SchaefTer's Charge : 

Albemarle Church 5 00 

Mt. Car mel Church 5 00 

Rev. D. J. Koontz, (col'd) : 

Concord Mission, (col'd) 10 00 

Secretary was directed to have circulars of 1ST. C. Col- 
lege and Mt. Pleasant Female Seminary printed with Min- 
utes of Synod. 

The time of next annual meeting was fixed to begin on 
Friday before 1st Sunday in May, 1886, at 10 A. M., and 
the place selected was Union Church, Eowan Co., N. C. 

There being no further business, and the Minutes 
having been read and confirmed, Synod adjourned to meet 
at time and place already fixed. The President closed 
Synod according to the prescribed form in The Book of 
Worship. B. S. BROWN, 

Secretary. 



Divine Services. 

Besides Divine Services already noted, Rev. D. J. 
Koontz (col.) preached a very acceptable sermon on Friday 
night during Synod, text, Matt. 25, 46. 

Sunday, Rev. F. W. E. Peschau preached, and the Sac- 
rament of the Lord's Supper was administered. Sunday 
afternoon, preaching by Rev. T. Earnheart, of the Synod of 
Southern Illinois. 



Minutes of the Ministerium. 



Bethel Chtjeoh, Bowan Co., X. C, 
Apeil 29th, 1885—8 o'clock A. M. 

Ministerium vras called to order and opened with prayer. 

Eev. A. D. L. Moser, chairman of the committee, ap- 
pointed to ordain Samuel Holt (col'd) and Nathan Clapp 
(col'd), reported that duty discharged. The report was ac- 
cepted. 

Alter an informal conference on subjects of interest to 
the Church, the Ministerium adjourned to meet at the call 
of the President. 

SECOND SESSION. 
Bethel, Apeil 30th — 8 o'clock A. M. 
Ministerium called to order. Opened with prayer. 
Minutes of yesterday were read and approved. Informal 
discussion of our interests in Colored Mission Work engaged 
the attention of the Ministerium. Without definite action, 
the Ministerium adjourned till to-morrow at 8 o'clock A. M. 

THIED SESSION. 
Bethel, May 1st, 1885—8 o'clock A. M. 
Ministerium called to order and opened with prayer. 
.Minutes were read and approved. It was 

Resolved, That we recommend to Synod to propose to the General 
Synod North, that it elect and support a Missionary or Missionaries to 
labor in our territory among the colored people, and furthermore, that 
we volunteer to supervise said mission work, as the General Synod su- 
pervises our Missionary to India ; and, in the event this proposition be 
accepted, we recommend Rev. D. J. Koontz as one of said Missionaries. 
Furthermore, we assure the General Synod North that we will give such 
work our earnest, moral support, and as soon as possible our pecuniary 
aid. 



MINUTES OF MINISTERIUM. 37 

The President and Secretary and Eev. Prof. Schaeffer 
were appointed to report on the subject of what should be 
done for the support of Colored Mission Work in the imme- 
diate future. 

The Assistant Secretary was charged with the duty of 
bringing the foregoing resolution to the attention of Synod. 

Adjourned to meet to-morrow at 8 A. M. 

Bethel, May 2d, 1885. 
Ministerium opened as usual, and, after some informal 
consultation on another matter, the following action was 
taken on the subject of preaching in our vacant charges: 

Resolved, That the President be requested to invite Messrs. H. A. 
Trexler, J. W. Smith, and Ed. L. Folk, theological students, to serve 
temporarily some of our vacant churches, and that their work lie under 
his supervision. 

Ministerium then adjourned. Benediction by the Presi- 
dent. 

B. S. BEOWN, Secretary. 



Index. 



Page. 
Addresses on Education and Missions — next session 33 

Beneficiary Education 32—33 

College Trustees — resignation and election 6 — 7 

Delegates to General Synod 10 

Financial and Treasurer's Reports 29—30 

Financial Reports 9 

Ministerium 36—37 

President's Report 14 — 17 

Parochial Reports 8 

Report of Delegates to Diet 17—18 

Report of Committee on Vacancies 24 — 25 

Report of Committee on President's Report 14 

Report of Committee on The State of the Church 21 

Report of Board of Missions 28 

Report of Committee on Petitions 11 

Report of Committee on Church Institutions 19 

Richmond Mission Apportionment 33 — 34 

Standing Committees 5 

Standing Resolutions 2 

Synodical Apportionment 30 

Vote of Thanks 33 

Work among Colored People 23 



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MINUTES 



EIGHTY-THIRD ANNUAL MEETING 



EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 



Synod and Ministerium 



NORTH CAROLINA, 



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UNION CHURCH, RQWAN COUNTY, N. (Sf r ' 
Beginning Friday, April 30, 1886. «.;"'" ** 



Henkel & Co., Printers, New Market, Va.: 
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MINUTES 



EIGHTY-THIRD ANNUAL MEETING 



EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 



Synod and Ministerium 



isronTia: Carolina, 



UNION CHURCH, ROWAN COUNTY, N. C. 



Beginning Tuesday, April 30, 1886. 



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Office of Our Church Paper, Shenandoah Valley, &c. 



OFFICERS OF SYNOD. 

President— Rev. F. W. E. PESCHAU.... Wilmington, N. C. 

Rec. Sec— Ret. J. L. BUCK Gibsonville, N. C. 

Coe. Sec— Rev. H. M. BROWN Troutman's, N. C. 

Treasurer— Col. P. N. HEILIG Salisbury, N. C. 



TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING. 



The 84th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod, of 
North Carolina will be held in St. Michael's Church, Iredell Co., N. C. 
on Friday before the first Sunday in May, 1887. 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

EIGHTY-THIRD ANNUAL SESSION 

OF THE 

Evan. L. Synod of North Carolina, 



April 30th, 1886. 

The Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina met 
in regular session, according to previous appointment, at 10 
o'clock, A. M. The opening sermon was preached by the 
President, Eev. W. A. Lutz, from Psalms 46, 4, 1st clause. 

A recess of one hour was then taken. Synod was 
then opened by the President in the order laid down in 
the Book of Worship. 

The roll was called and the absentees noted. 

The following constitute Synod: 

Ministers. Ordained. Post-office. Lay Delegates. 

Rev. J. B. Anthony 1832.. .Mt, Pleasant, N. 0... 

" S. Rothrock, 1833... Gold Hill, N. C Andrew Berger. 

" J. B. Davis 1834.. .Mt. Pleasant H. C. McAllister. 

" W. H. Cone* 1858.. .New Market, Va 

" W. Kimball 1859... China Grove, N. C....H. A. Blackwelder. 

" J. D. Shirey .I860.. .Bear Poplar, N. C... Pleasant Wise. 

" G. F. Schaeffer* 1861. ..Concord, N. C Geo. Wine'coff. 

" A. D. L. Moser 1883. ..Copal Grove. N. C... 

" W. R. Ketchie 1868... Kappa, N. C 

" J. H. Fesperman*. .1868...Statesville, N. C 

" R. L. Brown.. 1868... Salisbury, N. C 

" E. P. Parker 1871. ..Salem, N. C D. A. Clodfelter. 

" H. M. Brown 1873...Troutman, N. C 

" P. E. Zink. 1873...Linwood, N. C 

" F. W. E. Peschau.. 1873.. .Wilmington, N. C....L. Vollers. 

♦Absent and excused. 



4 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Ministers. Ordained. Post-office. Lay-Delegates. 

Rev. R. W. Petrea 1876... Concord, N. C J. J. Barringer. 

" W. A. Lutz 1877...Enochville, N. C Prof. F. B. Brown. 

" J. A. Linn 1877.. .Mt. Pleasant, N. C... 

" J. M. Hedrick 1877... Tyro, N. C ... H. F. Swicegood. 

" B. S. Brown 1878.. .China Grove, N. C...I. F. Patterson. 

" J. L. Buck 1878...Gibsonville, N. C ....John Wagner, Jr. 

" D. J. Koontz (col.)1880... Lexington, N. C 

" Wm. Stoudenmire .1880... Salisbury, N. C Col. P. N. Heilig. 

" T. S. Brown 1883... Charlotte, N. C ..T. A. Seigle. 

" J. W. Strickler 1881... Salisbury, N. C Geo. Barringer. 

" C. A. Rose 1882.. .Zeb, N. C H. M.Brown. 

" Nathan Clapp (col. )1884... 
' : Samuel Holt (col.). 1884... 

Organ Pastorate Calvin Brown. 

Mooresville Mooresville, N. C....J. I. Goodman. 

The President rend his annual report, which was re- 
ceived and laid on the table lor future action. 

Election of Officers. 

President, .... Rev. P. W. E. Peschatj. 
Eec. Secretary, ... " J. L. Buck. 
Cor. Secretary, ... " H. M. Brown. 
Treasurer, Col. P. 1ST. Heilig. 

Rev. Prof. J. C. Moser, of the Tennessee Synod, was 
invited to a seat as advisory member. 

Mr. C. B. Miller, a theological student, was invited to a 
seat in the Synod. 

"A recess of fifteen minutes was now taken, to give the 
President time to appoint committees. 

Standing Committees. 

1. On President's. Report : Revs. J. D. Shirey, S. 
Rothrock, and Mr. H. 0. McAllister. 

2. State of the Church : Revs. B. S. Brown, H. M. 
Brown, and Mr. John Wagner, Jr. 

3. Church Institutions: Revs. J. M. Hedrick, J. A. 
Linn, and Mr. H. A. Blackwelder. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 5 

4. Missions: Revs. W.A. Lutz.T. S. Brown, and Prof. 
T. B. Brown. 

5. Unfinished Business: Revs. T. S. Brown, A. D. 
L. Moser, and Mr. I. F. Patterson. 

6. Proceedings of Conference : Revs. J. B. Davis, 
J. L. Buck, and Mr. Andrew Berger. 

7. Petitions and appropriations : Revs. R. W. 
Petrea, W. A. Lutz, J. D. Shirey, and Messrs. T. L. Seigle 
and L. Vollers. 

8. Pastoral Districts: Revs. H. M. Brown, W. 
Kimball, and Mr. Geo. Barringer. 

9. Vacancies : Revs. 0. A. Rose, J. M. Hedrick, and 
Mr. Geo. Winecoff. 

10. Finance: Capt. T. L. Seigle, Mr. L., Vollers, Rev. J. 
W. Strickler, and Rev. H. M. Brown. 

11. Apportionment: Revs. W. Kimball, C. A. Rose, T. 
S. Brown, Prof. T. B. Brown, and Mr. H. C. McAllister. 

May 1, 1886. 

Synod opened at the hoar appointed, with prayer by 
Rev. T. S. Brown. 

On a call tor reports on State of the Church — on mo- 
tion, all members not ready to report on State of the Church 
should have until Monday next to make such report. 

Synod adjourned while reading reports on State of the 
Church. Prayer by Rev. C. A. Rose. 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Synod called to order — opened with prayer by Rev. B. 
S. Brown. 

Rev. R. A. Yoder presented his credentials and was 
received as Corresponding Delegate of the Evangelical Lu- 
theran Tennessee Synod. 

Further reports on State of the Church were read. 

Report of committee on employment of financial agent 
for an endowment fund for North Carolina College was 
received and considered by items: 



6 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Your committee, appointed at the special meeting of Synod, held 
in Mt. Pleasant, N. O, December 10, 1885, to secure agents to collect an 
endowment, would respectfully report that they held a meeting in 
Salisbury, in February, following, but owing to some dissatisfaction 
with the plan of endowment on the part of some brethren of committee, 
were unable to do anything, and resolved to let the matter rest until this 
regular meeting of Synod. 

Your committee recommend that the matter of endowing the col- 
lege be reconsidered. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. A. LINN, 

B. S. BROWN, 

C. A. ROSE, 

Committee. 

The first item of the report was adopted. 
The consideration of item 2 was postponed, and made 
the special order at 10 o'clock on Monday. 

President's Report. 

Dear Fathers and Brethren, True Yoke-Fellows in Christ: 

Through a merciful Providence we have been brought to the close 
of another synodical year without any visible mark of God's righteous 
displeasure resting upon us, and without the hand of death having 
thinned our clerical roll. 

During this year, amid its varied trials which, in many cases, have 
been peculiar in their severity, we have been left to labor in the vine- 
yard of the Lord with whatever ability the Master has given us. Both 
the church and her institutions of learning have suffered greatly from 
business depression and financial embarrassment, but we believe that, 
we are now on the eve of returning spiritual as well as secular prosper- 
ity. The river of grace that flows from the throne of God, through the 
city or church of our God, has tributaries, which make the Church glad 
or sad, just as the channels are kept open by preaching the pure Word, 
and faithfully administering the Sacraments, or are allowed to fill up 
with the rubbish of human opinion and false doctrine. The Church of 
the Lord Jesus Christ, in all her branches, has been struggling after a 
greater degree of purity in doctrine and life, and the full realization of 
that missionary spirit which enables her to comprehend the import of 
the Savior's declaration, "The field is the world." Never before, per- 
haps, in any one year has the Synod exhibited so much activity in 
mission work, both Home and Foreign. This, we believe, proves that 
our pastors have been active and faithful in the discharge of their min- 
isterial duties, but yet the Synod has not come up to the full measure of 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 7 

her duty. The borders of our Zion should be enlarged, the weak points 
succored, and all of our stakes strengthened. Advance should be 
stamped on all our enterprises, since the pillar of cloud and of fire is 
going on before us as we go to possess more territory. May God take 
full possession of all our hearts, from this time forth, and "let us press 
forward toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in 
Christ Jesus." Since our last annual meeting a number of official duties 
have devolved upon me, a statement of which I will now give. 

CALL SESSION OF SYNOD. 

On Nov. 7th, 1885, 1 received a petition, signed by eleven members 
of the Ministerium, asking me to call an extra session of Synod, to con- 
vene in Mt. Pleasant, N. C, Dec. 10th, 1885, to consider the interests of 
N. C. College. Accordingly the Synod was properly convened, at the 
time and place named in the petition. Since the minutes of said call 
session have been printed and distributed, it is unnecessary to note it 
further at this time. 

CERTIFICATES GIVEN. 

On May the 2d, 1885, Rev. T. H. Strohecker was, at his request, 
furnished with a letter of honorable dismission to the Southern Illinois 
Synod. 

RESIGNATIONS. 

Jan. 6th, 1886, I received a letter from Rev. S. Rothrock, stating 
that he had resigned the Organ Church pastorate, and that the resigna- 
tion took effect Dec. 31st, 1885. 

CALLS ACCEPTED. 

June 13th, 1885, I was notified by Rev. J. M. Hedrick, that he had 
received and accepted a call to the Davidson Pastorate, and that he 
would enter at once upon his duties as pastor. 

On Dec. 18th, 1885, Rev. J. W. Strickler, of S. W. Va. Synod, in- 
formed me that he had received and accepted a call to the Union charge, 
in this Synod. 

March 17th, 1888, Rev. W. R. Brown, a member of the senior class 
in Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pa., informed me that he had 
received and accepted a call to the Organ Church Pastorate, and that 
he would take charge July 1st, 1886. 

NEW MEMBERS RECEIVED. 

Dec. 18th, 1885, Rev. J. W. Strickler sent me a letter of honorable 
dismission from the S. AV. Va. Synod to the N. C. Synod, properly and 
officiallv signed. 



S MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

EvSTAIiATIOXS. 

On the first Sunday in September. 1SS5. Rev. J. M. Hedrick was 
installed pas: or of the Davidson charge, in Sandy Creek Church, by 
Rer. J. D. Shirey. 

On the third Sunday in Jan.. 1S-S6. Rev. J.TT. Strickler was installed 
pastor of the Union-church Pastorate, in Union Church, by Revs. B. S. 
Brown and C. A. Rose. 

LAYISG COEXEE STOXE. 

On Oct. 31st. 1SS-5. after an address by Rev. G. F. Schaeffer. Pres. 
of N. C. College, the comer-stone <~.f St. Mark's elegant new church. 
Charlotte. N. C. was laid according to form prescribed in Book of 
Worship: Revs. G. F. Schaeffer, F. W. E. Peschau. the Pastor, and 
myself officiating. 

VACANT CHARGES. 

St. James'. Concord, St. John's. Salisbury. St. Peter's charge and 
the Guilford charge are at present without pastors. Mentioning St. 
John's in this list, will no doubt be a matter of surprise to Synod, and 
yet such is the ruling of your President. I will add a word of explana- 
tion. For the last nine months, there has been trouble in this congre- 
gation, between pastor and members, which only grew more and more 
aggravated, notwithstanding my earnest efforts to restore peace and 
harmony. At last, on Feb. 22d. 1SS6. I received a petition from the 
vestry, -izue i by six members, asking that I appoint a committee to 
investigate the trouble between pastor and members. 

Although this proceeding was a little irregular, yet for the good of 
the Church, and believing that Synod would heartily approve my action. 
I complied, and appointed Revs. J. D. Shirey and B. S. Brown to meet 
me in Salisbury. March 1st, for the purpose mentioned in petition. We 
met. but found a part of the congregation in such a state of excitement 
that it made an investigation at that time entirely impracticable. We 
gathered the following facts bearing on the relation of Rev. Stouden- 
mire to this congregation. 

After he had been called, the former pastor forbid his installation 
until a balance of $143 salary should be paid. This has not yet been 
done, and the committee, guided by standing resolution No. 3, decided 
that the Church was vacant, and that Rev. S. was not the regular pas- 
tor, but only a supply. This seemed to meet the approbation of all 
parties present, and the meeting adjourned without further investiga- 
tion. 

MI3SIOHS. 

The Catawba Mis-:-::. c:r:.p"—-i :<f Beth-Eden and Thyatira 
churches, is served very acceptably by Rev. J. C. Moser. of the Ten- 
nessee Synod. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 9 

The Forsyth Mission is in a very unhealthy condilion. A letter 
from Synod's missionary, Rev. E. P. Parker, dated February loth, 
states that he is very poorly supported, and asks that Synod either sup- 
port him properly, or else disapprove of his work, and remove him from 
the field. The strongest congregation has refused to receive his minis- 
trations for near two years. By the missionary's consent, I preached 
for several days in this church (Nazareth), baptized several children, 
and administered the Lord's Supper, last November. I would recom- 
mend that Synod remove the present missionary, and send some one 
else to this field, where the Synod now has good property and a fine 
field for mission work. 

Lexington. — This point was taken up by Synod five years ago. On 
Feb. loth, I received a letter from F. M. Thompson, the Secretary of 
that congregation, stating that at present they considered the mission 
hopeless, and proposed either to sell the lot and put the money in the 
Treasury of Synod, or to deed the lot to Synod. I advised them to sell 
the lot. They have a good organ, that they wish to turn over to Synod. 
I will recommend that a committee of three be appointed and vested 
with authority to act in behalf of Synod in this whole matter, and if 
they deem it best, they shall authorize the congregation to disband, and 
sell the property, and deposit receipts with Treasurer of Synod, and ad- 
vise the members to connect themselves with congregations in the 
country, and furnish them with certificates of transfer. 

Davie Mission. --This mission, composed of two churches, with a 
fine field for mission work, is in a helpless condition. They have been 
served for several months by Rev. TV. R. Ketchie, but these churches 
must have some better pastoral connection, or be aided out of the Treas- 
ury of Synod in supporting a pastor, or else they will soon be lost to 
Synod. 

Mooeesville Mission. — This congregation was received by Synod 
in 1883, and was assessed ($15.00 ) fifteen dollars for different purposes, 
and it has been assessed every year since, and has each year sent up to 
Synod a liberal contribution, while Synod has never given it a place iu 
any charge, or placed it under the care of any pastor. This we believe 
to have been an oversight in Synod, though it has crippled the work 
there very much. I would recommend that it be associated with Con- 
cordia church or some other church, in a charge. 

Colored Mission. — By an action of last Synod, an effort was 
made to place this mission under the care of the General Synod North. 
This body referred this matter to the Board of Home Missions, with 
authority to act. After long and prayerful consideration, they resolved 
that they would not undertake the work among the freedmen, except 
conjointly with the General Council and the General Synod South. 



10 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Since the General Synods, South and North, have both refused to accept 
the mission, it is very evident to all, that the North Carolina Synod, 
which stands morally bound to them. -by the ordination of three colored 
ministers, must either support the mission heartily, or else acknowledge 
our mistake. Under existing circumstances, I would recommend that 
Synod advise the colored ministers to engage in secular occupations for 
their support. 

SUPPLIES FOE VACANT CONGREGATIONS. 

Concord, having made several attempts to secure a pastor, but with 
no success, I advised them to secure a supply in the person of Rev. 
Prof. G. F. Schaeffer. He has served them very acceptably for about 
six months. 

Rev. H. L. Yarger was engaged to supply Union charge for three 
months — from July 1st, '85. 

Rev. H. A. Trexler was engaged to supply St. Peter's charge for 
four months— from June 1st, '85. 

Both of these brethren labored very earnestly and acceptably, and 
with good results for Synod. 

Rev. E. P. Parker has preached occasionally during the year in the 
Guilford charge. 

Rev. S. Rothrock has been serving the St. Peter's charge since Jan. 
1st, as supply. I have served Mooresville at great disadvantage, preach- 
ing twice a month, and riding 12 miles after preaching at St. Enoch in 
the morning. Rev. W. R. Ketchic has served faithfully for some months 
the Davie Mission. 

DISPOSITION OF MONEY IN TREASURY. 

I issued the following orders on the Treasurer of Synod: 

May 2d, 1885, To Rev. D. J. Koontz, an order for .f 100, as per action 
of Synod. 

June 13th, To W. E. Craig, Treasurer of Richmond Mission, an 
order for $276.82. 

June 13th, To Rev. D. M. Gilbert, D. D., Treasurer of Board of 
Missions of General Synod South, an order for $386.74. 

June 15th, To W. P. Swartz, for Printing Press in India, an order 
for $16.50. 

July 7th, To Henkel & Co., an order for $87.39, printing minutes. 

July 11th, To Capt. T. L. Seagle, for St, Mark's Church, Charlotte, 
an order for $439.28. 

Dec. 28th, To Capt, T. L. Seagle, for St. Mark's Church, Charlotte, 
an order for $60. 

Jan. 26th, 1886, To Rev. B. S. Brown, for printing minutes of Call 
Session, an order for $6.70. Total of orders issued, $1,373.43. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 11 

In view of the fact, that Synod stands pledged to the Richmond 
Mission to pay the remainder of the $1,000 at this session, and so little 
of the whole amount having been paid, and in view of the fact, that 
Synod is still obligated to St. Mark's, Charlotte, for a large sum, I had 
seventy-five circular letters printed, in which is set forth how much 
money is needed, and how much Synod asks each congregation to jcon- 
tribute for different purposes, and I sent one to each congregation in 
Synod, with the hope that I might stir up a greater spirit of liberality. 
The expense was $2.35, which Sj'nod may pay if it thinks proper. 

CORRESPONDENCE. 

Believing that it would be very difficult to raise all of the money 
promised to Richmond Mission, I entered into correspondence with 
Rev. W. C. Schaeffer, in search of some terms of compromise, and 
have secured the following: If we will settle the debt at this Synod, as 
we promised to do, he will allow a discount of 10 per cent. I recom- 
mend that we accept his offer, and at once liquidate the debt. 

FURTHER RECOMMENDATIONS. 

Whereas, in the Lutheran Church, the congregation is the highest 
judicatory, and whereas, we have to look to the congregations com- 
posing the Synod to furnish the money expended by Synod, I therefore 
recommend to Synod the following for consideration and adoption. 

1st. That Synod will not at any time assume a debt exceeding $500, 
without first referring the matter to the congregations, and obtaining 
their consent to pay said debt if assumed. 

2d. That any congregation or institution of learning, or any body 
whatever, desiring to secure an appropriation from Synod for any 
object, for which Synod has no special provision, shall present their 
petition to Synod in a suitable form to appear in the Minutes of Synod, 
and that said petition shall not be acted upon, until the next annual ses- 
sion of Synod, so that the delegates may come to Synod each year, able 
to vote the sentiment of the charge they represent. 

In view of certain congregational troubles, I recommend, that Synod 
change Standing Resolution No. 3, so as to make it read, 

Resolved, That no minister shall be allowed to take charge of con- 
gregations in connection with this Synod until they shall have satisfac- 
torily met their obligation with their former pastor, or until said pastor 
gives his consent in writing. This, however, shall not be construed so 
as to prevent any such congregation from employing a supply for a 
short time. 

/ also recommend the folloicing : 

1st. Resolved, That no charge in this Synod shall be allowed to be 
without a pastor, whether they employ a supply or not, longer than one 



12 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

year at a time. In case any vacant charge during this time cannot 
agree upon and call a pastor, then Synod, or if in the interim of Synod, 
the officers of Synod, shall select and call a pastor for said charge, and 
if he accept, and there be no obstacle in the way, they shall arrange for 
his installation, and request the charge to properly support him. 

2d. Resolved, That to encourage vacant^ charges to act promptly in 
securing a pastor, the President of Synod be required to visit each such 
charge, upon request of the Council, at least once during the year, to 
preach and meet with the joint council, for the purpose of advising 
with and helping them to secure a pastor. The charge shall be re- 
quested to pay the President of Synod not less than $5.00 for each such 
visit, and if that fails to bear the expenses of travel, &c, Synod shall 
pay the remainder out of its treasury. 

And now, having had the care of all the churches for one year, and 
having seen much that is praiseworthy and much that shows human 
weakness, and thanking you for your co-operation, I return to you the 
trust committed to me, with the prayer that the Great Head of the 
Church will smile upon us and our work, and that He will bless 
our deliberations and transactions to the rapid advancement of His 
cause. 

WM. A. LUTZ, President. 

Report of Committee on President's Report was re- 
ceived and considered by items. 

Report of Committee No. 1 on President's Report. 

Your Committee reports the document placed in its hands— the 
President's Report — as being full, giving a resume of the mercies of 
God to us during the past year, for which we should devoutly render 
praise to Him— a succinct account of the progress made by Synod, as 
well as its hindrances in the work committed to it — a report of the 
official acts of the President during vacation— and several recommenda- 
tions for your consideration : 

1. We recommend that Synod endorse the action of the President 
in receiving Rev. J. W. Strickler as a member of this Synod. 

2. In view of the facts of the case, we recommend that the ruling 
of the President in regard to St. John's Church, Salisbury, which regards 
it as a vacant charge, be not sustained. 

3. The President refers to "trouble between the pastor and mem- 
bers" of St. John's Church, Salisbury, and further states that owing to 
the excited condition of a part of the congregation at the time the com- 
mittee met to investigate the "trouble," a further investigation at that 
time was entirely impracticable. Since s\ich was the result of the 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 13 

President's efforts to restore peace, we suggest that all papers in the 
possession of the Ex-President, in regard to this matter, be submitted to 
Synod for investigation and adjudication. 

4. We recommend that so nmch of the President's report as relates 
to Missions, be referred to the Committee on Missions. 

5. We recommend that the Treasurer be authorized to reimburse 
the President from the Synodical Fund for the printing of circular 
letters— $2.35. 

6. We recommend that so much of the report as refers to the Rich- 
mond Mission be referred to the Committee on Appropriations. 

f. We do not regard with favor the recommendation that Synod 
shall not at any time assume a debt of more than $500, without first 
referring the matter to our congregations ; and we recommend that the 
resolution be not adopted. 

8. With similar disfavor we regard the next resolution, and recom- 
mend that it be not adopted. 

9. Instead of the President's recommendation in regard to Standing 
Resolution No. 3, we offer the following amendment to it : 

Mesolved, That no charge in connection with this Synod shall call a 
pastor until it has made a satisfactory settlement with the former pastor 
as to salary. 

10. The recommendations in regard to Synod, or its officers, calling 
a pastor for vacant charges, we disapprove, and recommend that the 
suggestion be not adopted. 

11. We approve and recommend the adoption of the resolution that 
the President visit vacant congregations, and that he shall be compen- 
sated as indicated in the resolution. 

12. For the faithful manner in which the President discharged the 
duties of his office during vacation, we recommend a hearty vote of 
thanks. 

J. D. SHIREY, 
SAMUEL ROTHROCK, 
H. C. McALISTER. 

Item 1, adopted. 

Item 2, adopted, after considerable discussion. 

Item 3, adopted. 

Item 4, adopted. 

Item 5, adopted. 

Item 6, adopted. 

Item 7, adopted. 

Item 8, adopted. 

Item 9, adopted. 



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Item 10, adopted. 

Item 11, adopted. 

Item 12, adopted. 

On motion, the report was adopted as a whole. • 

Mr. Pleasant Wise was excused from further attendance 
on meetings of Synod. Synod adjourned to Monday morn- 
ing - , 8£ o'clock. 

THIRD SESSION. 

Monday, May 3, 18815. 

Synod met at the appointed hour. The President being 
tardy, Rev. B. S. Brown was called to the chair. Synod 
was opened with devotional exercises by Rev. B. S. Brown. 
Minutes read and approved. 

The hour for special business of endowment for N. C. 
College having arrived, the action of the called session of 
N. C. Synod in Dec, 1885, was read. Motion was made to 
reconsider the action of two endowment funds of $ 15,000 
each. 

Resolved, That the committee find it impracticable to cany out the 
plan of raising said endowment, and recommend that a new committee 
be appointed to suggest some feasible plan for raising said fund. 

Committee — Revs. J. A.Linn, W. Kimball, B. S. Brown, 
C. A. Rose, Messrs. H. C. McAlister and Geo. Winecoff. 
On motion, it was 

Resolved, That a committee of five be appointed to confer with the 
brethren of Ev. L. Tenn. Synod in regard to the possibility of merging 
of our educational work. 

Committee — Revs. J. B. Davis, W. Kimball, T. S. Brown, 
Hon. H. C. McAlister, and Mr. John Wagner. 

Synod now adjourned to meet at 1£ o'clock. Prayer by 
Rev. J. C. Moser. 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Synod met according to adjournment at 1£ o'clock. 
Prayer by Rev. J. M. Hedrick. 

Pastors and lay-delegates that had not reported were 
heard on the State of the Church. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 15 

The following resolution was offered by Rev. J. B. 
Davis, D. D. : 

Whereas, The Sunday School is certainly one of the most import- 
ant agencies of the church work ; therefore « 

Resolved, That the Pastors and Superintendents of Sunday Schools^ 
be and are hereby requested and urged to continue their Sunday schools 
through the year as they do their pulpit and pastoral labors. 
Adopted. 

Report of Committee on Conference with the Brethren 
of the Tennessee Synod — present at this session of Synod : 

Whekeas, In our conference with the brethren of the Tennessee 
Synod, we are led to believe that a consolidation of our Educational In- 
stitutions is feasible ; therefore, 

Resolved, That this whole matter be referred to the officers of the 
respective Synods for further negotiations. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Rev. J. B. DAVIS, D. D., 
Rev. W. KIMBALL, 
Rev. T. S. BROWN, 
Hon. H. 0. McALISTER. 
Mr. JOHN WAGNER, 

Committee. 
Adopted. 

Report of Committee on Plan of Endowment. 

Your committee beg leave to recommend the following changes in 
addition to the plan of endowment, as adopted at Mt. Pleasant : 

1. That the limited time of 5 years for raising the endowment be 
changed to 2 years. 

2. That persons having scholarships in the college be allowed to 
convert the same with as much more as they may be willing to give 
into the " Stork Endowment Fund." 

3. That instead of a bond, binding the heirs, executors, etc., a good 
note be required of subscribers. 

4. That the committee be allowed to make any verbal changes not 
in conflict with the spirit of the plan as amended. 

5. That this plan be endorsed by at least a four-fifth vote of this 
Synod. 

J. A. LINN, 

B. S. BROWN, 

C. A. ROSE, 
W. KIMBALL, 

H. C. McALISTER. 
Adopted. 



16 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Report of Committee on Revision of Constitution — first 
part was received as information : 

In view of these facts, we recommend: 

1. That no change be made in the organic law of this bodj r at the 
present meeting. 

2. That a committee be appointed with authority to take such action 
as may be necessary to procure an act of Incorporation by the General 
Assembly of this State for the Evangelical Lutheran Synod and Minis- 
terium of North Carolina. 

3. That another committee be charged with the duty of drafting a 
new Constitution for the government of this Synod, to be submitted 
for consideration at our next annual meeting. 

J. D. SHIREY, 
JESSE W. MILLER, 
WHITSON KIMBALL. 

The report was adopted, and the following committee 
was appointed to secure an act of incorporation — Rev. F. 
W. E. Peschau, chairman, Mr. L. Vollers, and Hon. H. C. 
McAlister. 

Under item 3, a committee was appointed to revise the 
constitution. Committee — Revs. J. D. Shirey, W. Kimball, 
and Mr. Jesse W. Miller. The report was then adopted as 
a whole. 

Report on Unfinished Business received and considered 
by items: 

Committee No. 5 — On Unfinished Business. 

Your Committee on Unfinished Business report the following : 

1. The Committee on translating and printing some of the former 
Minutes of this Synod was continued last year. Has this matter been 
attended to ? 

2. Has any action been taken with reference to the recommenda- 
tion that delegates be elected to Roanoke City with a view to forming a 
General Body with other Southern Synods. 

3. On page 25, we find that the Committee on Rules of Order was 
continued and was to report at this Synod. Is this committee ready to 
report ? 

4. On page 25, Profs. Schaeffer and Rupp were appointed a Stand- 
ing Committee*" on Foreign Missions to co-operate with the Woman's 
and Children's Executive Committee of Foreign Missions. Has their 
place been filled? 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 17 

5.. Were the pledges made to reimburse Synodical Treasury for 
the amount appropriated to Rev. D. J. Koontz, fulfilled? 

6. On page 11, a committee was appointed to adjust a difficulty in 
congregation of Bethel Church, Stanley Co. Was this duty discharged ? 

7. On page 6, a committee was appointed to suggest such altera- 
tion in sec. 3, chap. 9 of the Constitution of Synod, as shall cause it to 
harmonize with both the charter of the Institution and the past usage of 
the Board. Has the committee discharged this duty ? 

RESOLUTIONS OF ENQUIRY. 

1 . On page 33 of Minutes there is a resolution, That the Treasurer 
be required to make a statement of the amount belonging to each sepa- 
rate object for which we contribute funds. Has this matter been at- 
tended to? 

2. Would also enquire if the pastors have complied with the reso- 
lution asking for the number of membership of each congregation, so 
the proper apportionment be made. 

Respectfully submitted, 

T. S. BROWN, 

A. D. L. MOSER, 

I. FRANK PATTERSON. 

Item 1. Committee indulged. Reports progress. 
Item 2. 

Resolved, That the delegates to the Southern General Synod consti- 
tute the delegates to the Diet. 

Item 3. Committee on Rules of Order continued, to re- 
port Tuesday at noon. 

Item 4. Not answered. 

Item 5. Answered yes. 

Item 6. Answered yes. 

On motion, a Committee on Missions was appointed. 
Committee — Revs. W. A. Lutz, J. B. Davis, D. D. Report 
adopted as a whole. 

Tuesday, May 4, 1886. 

After devotional exercises, Synod was opened in regular 
order. The President being temporarily absent, Rev. J. B. 
Davis, D. D., was called to the chair. Roll was called, and 
a number of the brethren noted absent. „ 

Minutes partly read, and after some corrections were 
left for completion and adoption next session. 



18 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Report of Committee on Bethel Church Difficulty : It 
was moved that, the report be adopted as a whole without 
discussion. It was further moved that, as this difficulty has 
been amicably adjusted, this report need not appear on 
printed Minutes. Adopted. 

Report of Committee on State of the Church. 

Mr. President — Your Committee on the State of the Church reports 
the following : 

1. The attendance on and observance of the means of grace are 
quite gratifying. 

2. The number of our members has been steadily increasing. In- 
struction is given in most of our Churches, both in Sunday schools and 
catechetical classes. From this we are encouraged to believe that the 
future of our Synod will be an advance upon the present. 

3. In benevolence, the people are growing; yet we feel that great 
care is needed that this grace, from being a tender plant in our Church, 
may become a well-ordered and permanent growth. 

4. Our pastors have observed, to a greater or less extent, the beau- 
tiful round of festivals in our church year, and some have held other 
special and beneficial services. 

We should rejoice and rejoice again that there are no serious Church 
troubles in our bounds. Even what appeared mountainous in size when 
beheld in the distance, has vanished, as do vast clouds when we seem 
to be about to enter them. Verily the Savior of Peace still rules, and 
can yet calm the troubled waters ; blessed be his name. 

5. There is undoubtedly a growth in piety. True Christianity in 
hearts is manifest in sanctity of life. Yet, sad to say, there are those in 
our Churches who are still without the marks of genuine religion. 

6. Mount Pleasant Female Seminary is spiritually, as well as other- 
wise, in a nourishing condition. No report comes to your committee 
from N. C. College on its religious state. 

Respectfully, 

B. S. BROWN, 
H. M. BROWN, 
JOHN WAGGONER, 
Committee. 
The action of Synod was reconsidered, and brothers 
Rev. J. D.«Shireyand Mr. Jesse W. Miller, were excused 
from acting- on the Committee Chartering Synod. 

A motion prevailed that three other members constitute 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. , 19 

this committee — Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, Mr. L. Vollers, and 
Hou. H. 0. McAlister. 

Report of President of Board of Trustees of N. 0. 
College was received and referred to Committee on Church 
Institutions. 

Resolved, That, in speaking of the Councils of our Churches, we 
say council, and not vestry, which is not recognized in the nomenclature 
of the Lutheran Church. 

Report of Committee on Pastoral Districts read and 
adopted : 

Report of Committee on Pastoral Districts. 

Your Committee on Pastoral Districts would report the following : 
That inasmuch as no written petitions have come before them, and be- 
lieving that all our congregations are harmoniously and satisfactorily 
arranged, we therefore recommend that no changes be made. 
Respectfully submitted, 

H. M. BROWN, 

W. KIMBALL, 

G. M. BARRINGER. 

Synod adjourned with prayer by Rev. Wm. Stoudenmire. 
AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Opened with prayer by Rev. J. D. Shirey. 

Election of delegates to other ecclesiastical bodies : 
Rev. T. S. Brown was elected as corresponding delegate to 
S. C. Synod; and Rev. B. S. Brown, as alternate. Rev. F. 
W. E. Peschau was elected principal, and Rev. J. L. Buck 
alternate, delegate to Tennessee Synod. 

Report of Committee on College Agents. 

Your committee would report as follows : They have agreed to 
pay a suitable agent to canvass our State $600.00 per year, $150.00 out 
of this year's Synodical treasury, $97.19 of which have been sent up 
expressly for the college, and the balance from next year's treasury. 

Further they rejoice to say, that on the above conditions Rev. W. 
Kimball has been secured as the agent, and will soon enter upon the 
duties of the agency. 

J. A. LINN, 

B. S! BROWN, 

C. A. ROSE, 

H. C. McALISTER, 



20 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Whereas, Rev. J. H. Fesperman and Rev. R. L. Brown are greatly 
afflicted in their persons, as not to be able to provide for their families ; 
therefore, 

Resolved, That the Synodical collection raised on Sunday, be given 
to Rev. J. H. Fesperman, and that by subscription we raise as much as 
possible for Rev. R. L. Brown among the members of Synod and others. 

Adopted. 

Resolved 1. That this Synod has heard with exceeding great pleasure 
the report from the convention of W. H. & F. M. S. 

2. That we give every possible encouragement to the noble, loving 
work in which the Society is engaged. 

3. That the Minutes of said convention be printed in connection 
with Minutes of Synod, and that Synod bear all expenses thereof, and 
moreover wish those societies God-speed. 

Eeport of Committee on Missions received, considered 
item by item, and adopted as a whole, except one item de- 
ferred. 

Report on Church Institutions. 

Your Com. would submit the following : That there has been re- 
ferred to us but one paper, viz., the report of the President of the Board 
of Trustees of N. C. College, and would recommend that said report be 
placed upon our Minutes emphasizing the statement made therein that 
"The College needs the fostering care of the Synod. " 
Respectfully submitted. 

J. M. HEDRICK. 
J. A. LINN. 

Mr. H. W. Ludwig was unanimously elected to supply 
the vacancy made -in the Board of Trustees of N. C. College 
by the resignation of Mr. L. H. Hearne. 

Resolved, That any person wishing to become a beneficiary of this 
Synod, be required to present his request to Synod in person, if possible, 
and that he become a beneficiary of Synod only after he has been exam- 
ined and decided worthy of aid by a two-thirds majority of Synod. 

Eeport of Committee on Beneficiary Education, was re- 
ceived and adopted. 

Report of Committee on Beneficiary Education. 

Your Committee on Beneficiary Education would report, that it 
made an earnest effort to secure funds to aid our young Beneficiaries. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 21 

Here we give the names of Pastors and Congregations and the 
amounts they sent us for Beneficiary Education : 

1885 Rev. B. S. Brown: Lutheran Chapel $ 12.00 

Oct. 12. Centre Grove 10.00 

Nov. 8. Mr. Wm. Kime: Richland Church 5.00 

Nov. 20. Rev. C. A. Rose: Bethel— Rowan 8.00 

St. Paul's— Rowan 8.00 

Christ's 4.00 

Dec. 9. Mr. Murry: Richland Church 75 

1886. Jan. 5. Rev. A. D. L. Moser's charge 4.00 

Jan. 28. Rev. W. A. Lutz : Enoch church ; Trinity 5.00 

1886. March 6. Rev. W. Kimball's charge 3.59 

March 2. Rev. E. P. Parker 2.50 

March 20. Rev. E. P. Parker 50 

March 24. Rev. G. F. Schaeffer— Concord 10.25 

April 8. Rev. Wm. Stoudenmire — Salisbury 1.31 

April 10. Capt. J. Cook— Holy Trinity 2.50 

April 18. Rev. R. W. Petrea— Prosperity 2.00 

May 1. Rev. J. M. Hedrick— Sandy Creek 2.50 

May 1. Rev. J. M. Hedrick— Reformation 1.00 

Mayl. Rev. F. W. E. Peschau 5.00 

Mayl. Rev. J. L. Buck 7.00 

May 4. Rev. J. W. Strickler 7.00 

Mayl. Rev. A. D. L. Moser 50 

May 4. Rev. J. D. Shirey's— St. Luke's 7.90 

Salem 4.00 

Grace 2.50 

$116.80 

Rev. T. S. Brown-Charlotte 5.00 $121.80 

Paid over to Mr. Richard S. Patterson, 

Beneficiary in attendance at N. C. College : 
Oct. 28, 1885. Paid him the sum of $22.00 



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March 5, 1886. 
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April 26. Printing circulars and mailing expenses 2.50 



$42.80 



In making the above report, your committee would state, that the 
plan has been working better than some anticipated, and we recommend 
that the plan be encouraged, and that another committee be appointed. 

R. W. PETREA, 
C. A. ROSE. 



22 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Becommeudation that the committee be continued, 
adopted. 

Resolved, That all applicants for aid who are not at this meeting, 
shall not be compelled to undergo the foregoing examination per resolu- 
tion. 

By motion, on application, Mr. R. S. Patterson was re- 
ceived as Synod's beneficiary. On motion, Committee on 
Beneficiary Education was instructed to appropriate as 
much as §125.00, if necessary, for Mr. B. S. Patterson's ex- 
penses in pursuing his studies. 

Resolved, That this body heartily endorse "The Lutheran Visitor," 
the organ of the General Synod South, and invite its authorized agent, 
Rev. J. Q. Wertz, into our congregations. 

Resolved 1. That this Synod hereby declares itself to be much grati- 
fied to know that Rev. W. P. Swartz, the missionary of General Synod 
South to India, has been permitted in God's providence to enter upon 
his self-sacrificing labors in that far off land. 

2. That we renew our assumption of that portion of his salary ap- 
portioned to our Synod. 

Motion to give an order on Treasury to Bev. J. H. 
Fesperman for §7.00, paid in several years ago for said 
purpose, was adopted. 

Report of Committee on Apportionment. 

Your Committee on Apportionments respectfully submit the follow- 



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W. KIMBALL, 
F. B. BROWN, 
T. S. BROWN, 
C. A. ROSE, 
H. C. MoALISTER. 



24 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Resolved, That the arrival of the Guntoor Mission News, was hailed 
with great joy as a tangible evidence that the Printing Press has arrived 
and is doing good work. 

Motion that Corresponding Secretary be instructed to 
write to the Postmaster General at Washington, D. 0., to 
ascertain the reasons for the irregularity in the transporta- 
tion of the "Guntoor Mission News." 

Resolved 1. That as far as the "Guntoor Mission News" has been 
received, it has given perfect satisfaction and great pleasure to our 
people who, we believe, love and pray for their missionary. 

2. That we extend to Rev. W. P. Swartz our sincere thanks for his 
co-operation in awakening a mission spirit among our people. 

3. That the Corresponding Secretary be requested to convey our 
greetings and best wishes to our missionary. 

Report on Conferential Proceedings. 

Your Committee on Conferential Proceedings beg leave to report, 
that, upon examination of the book of the Northern Conference, that con- 
ference held its two regular meetings and transacted much important 
business. We find nothing, however, claiming the attention of Synod. 

The Southern Conference also held its two regular meetings, but as 
we have no regular report of their proceedings, we cannot report any 
thing satisfactory on that point. 

With regard to both, we are glad to state that both bodies have con- 
fined their devisings and doings to their legitimate spheres, never ven- 
turing upon the forbidden ground of the Synod. 

Respectfully, 

J. B. DAYIS, 

j. l. buck:. 

Adopted. 

Whereas, St. John's Church, Salisbury, will soon be vacant, by 
reason of the resignation of Rev. W. Stoudenmire ; and 

Whereas, A long vacancy would most likely prove detrimental to 
the interests of that congregation ; therefore, 

Resolved, That we cordially recommend, that the said congregation 
extend a call to their former pastor, Rev. W. J. Smith, who so faith- 
fully served them for several years, and who so fully enjoyed the confi- 
dence of the church up to the time of his resignation. 

Adopted. 

Resolved, That the committee, charged with procuring an act of in- 
corporation for Synod, also be authorized to confer with the Board of 
Trustees of N. C. College, and ascertain whether any change in the act 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 25 

of incorporation of said institution, be necessary to make the two acts 
harmonize ; and, if any change be necessary, that the said committee be 
empowered to take such action as may be necessary to have the two 
acts to harmonize. 

Committee on Vacancies. 

Your Committee on Vacancies would report as vacant : 
Three charges, viz., St. Peter's, Lowe's, St. James', Concord, 
and St. John's, Salisbury, N. C, to be made vacant June 1, 1883, by 
the resignation of Rev. Wm. Stoudenmire. 

In reference to these charges we recommend that the councils and 
people of the same use their best efforts in connection with the President 
of Synod, to secure the services of regular pastors as soon as practicable, 
as we believe any church must suffer great loss by being without a 
pastor. C. A. ROSE, 

J. M. HEDRICK, 
GEO. WINECOFF. 

Report of Committee on Letters and Petitions. 

Your committee beg leave to submit the following : 

No. 1 is a letter from Rev. Prof. J. C. F. Rupp who, having resigned 
his position in the N. C. College, and in consequence of which he has 
removed from this Synod, asks this Synod to excuse him. We recom- 
mend that he be excused. 

Nos. 2, 3, 4, and 5 are petitions from the different congregations of 
Rev. E. P. Parker's charge, stating that he has resigned the entire 
charge, but that they wish him to remain and pray Synod to aid them 
in sustaining him. We recommend that Synod will consider this matter, 
and make an appropriation if it think it best. 

No. 6 is a petition from St. Mark's, Charlotte. We recommend that 
the papers be read and their delegate be heard on this subject. 

No. 7 is a letter from Mooresville Mission, praying Synod to do 
something to aid them in the building of a church there. We would 
recommend that in case Lexington Mission refund the money voted 
them five years ago, that that money and all other property received 
from said Mission be turned over to the Mooresville Mission. 

No. 8 is a letter from Rev. J. H. Fesperman, stating his reasons for 
not being here and asking Synod to excuse him. At his request we 
recommend that his letter be read, and that he be excused. 

No. 9 is a letter from Rev. Prof. G. F. Schaeffer, stating some of 
his reasons for being absent, and praying Synod to have him excused. 
We recommend that his petition be granted 

No. 10 is a letter from Rev. W. H Cone, containing five dollars for 
Synodical Treasury, also stating that he quite recently has suffered 



26 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

great affliction, sinking almost into the grave, in consequence of which 
affliction he could not attend Synod, as he had intended and desired. 
Therefore he kindly asks this Synod to excuse him. We recommend 
that the thanks of this Synod be tendered him for his contribution, and 
the prayers of this Synod be offered for his recovery ; and finally that 
he be excused. 

No. 11 is a letter from Rev. R. L. Brown, expressing his thanks for 
the kind way in which he has been remembered during his severe afflic- 
tion, not only by this Synod, but by congregations and Sunday-schools, 
and many individuals, even some from other States. He asks Synod 
to still think of and pray for him. We recommend that this Synod 
offer a special prayer for him and his family, led by Rev. W. A. Lutz. 
We also recommend that the members of this Synod all contribute at 
least something for his special benefit. 

No. 12 is a letter from Rev. Nathan Clapp, (col'd) giving a state- 
ment of his work and asking to be excused. We recommend that he 
be excused. 

No. 13 is a letter from Rev. D. J. Koontz, (col'd) stating his reason 
for not being here and asking Synod to excuse him. We recommend 
that he be excused. 

No. 14 is a letter from St. Paul's, Wilmington, concerning their as- 
sessment for Richmond Mission, asking that in consecmence of the 
recent destructive tires, they be allowed to pay fifty dollars in cancella 
tion of their entire assessment. We recommend that their petition be 
granted. 

No. 15 is a letter received from Rev. S. T. Hallman, of the S. C. 
Synod, as delegate from that body, bearing the kind and fraternal greet- 
ings of his Synod to the N C. Synod, as an expression of the fraternal 
feelings of the S. C. Synod towards us of N. C. Synod. 

R. W. PETREA, 
W. A. LUTZ, 
J. D. SHIREY. 
T. L. SEIGEL. 
L. YOLLERS. 
Report adopted. 

Report of Committee on Appropriations. 

Your committee beg leave to report the following : 

There is on hand for Richmond Mission, $270.45; there is on hand 
for Synodical Treasury, $325.95 — making a total of $596.41. 

Of the $1000 voted Richmond three years ago, the sum of $573.18, 
according to the pledge of Synod, is now due, and is also now demanded. 
We recommend : 

1. That, in view of the kind offer of 10 per cent, discount of the 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



claim against this Synod for Richmond Mission, made by Rev. W. C. 
Schaeffer, the said sum of $573.18 be paid to Richmond Mission with 
the request that said sum, with amounts already paid, be accepted as 
satisfactory settlement of our debt. 

2. That f 7.00 be paid Rev. Fesperman. 

3. That #2.35 be paid Rev. Lutz. 

4. That $97.19 in Treasury for N. C. College be placed at the dis- 
posal of committee on employing agents, and that this amount be sup- 
plemented by $52.81 from the Synodical Treasury. 

5. That $90.00 be apportioned for printing Minutes. 

6. That ilOO be paid to Charlotte. 

7. That our pastors be requested to forward to the Treasurer of 
Synod their collections for Home Missions' as soon as they can do so, 
and that the Treasurer be authorized to pay the same to the church in 
Charlotte, provided the whole sum paid does not exceed our entire ap- 
propriation of $1500 to that enterprise. 

R. W. PETREA. 
W. A. LUTZ. 
J. D. SHIREY. 

It was then moved and carried, That the Committee on 
Rules of Order be continued, to report very early at our 
next annual meeting. 

As an expression of the sympathies and interests of 
this body, the President of Synod presented Rev. R. L. 
Brown with §22.75, which was only part of the amount con- 
tributed in full for his benefit. The rest was sent to him. 

Synod adjourned, to meet Wednesday morning at 8 
o'clock. 

Prayer by Rev. S. Rothrock; benediction by Rev. W. 
Kimball. 

Wednesday morning, May 5. 
Synod was opened with prayer by the Secretary.— 
Minutes read and approved. 

Whereas, Father Anthony, one of the senior ministers of Synod, 
is still severely afflicted, and unable to meet with us in Synod, and 
almost unable to write, 

Resolved, That we sympathize deeply with Bro. Anthony in his 
affliction and infirmity, and invoke the blessings of heaven upon him 
in his declining years. 

















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30 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



Treasurer's Report. 

P. N. HEILIG, Treasurer, in Account with 

Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina. 

1885. Dr. 

May 1, To balance on hand last year $375 77 

"2, " Amount received from Finance Committee 897 98 

" 2, Rev. W. P. Swartz receipt °. :. 16 50 

$1290 25 
Amount received to reimburse Treasurer for amount 
paid Rev. D. J. Koontz. 

June 13, Union charge $ 5 00 

July 15, Concordia 2 50 

Sept. 25, Bethel charge, Stanly County 5 00 

Oct. 9, St." Enoch's 5 00 

" 9, Trinity 5 00 

" 13, Bethel charge, Rowan County 6 00 

Nov. 20, Luther's Chapel 10 00 

" 28, St. Luke's 5 00 

" 28, Rev. J. M. Hedrick 2 00 

Dec. 11, St. John's, Cabarrus County 10 00 

" 26, St. Mark's 5 00 

1886. 

Jan. 6, Organ Church 5 00 

" 6, Ebenezer Church 5 00 

Feb. 12, Rev. J. L. Buck 10 00 

April 27, P. N. Heilig 500 $85 50 

$1375 75 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 31 

Amount brought forward $1375 75 

Home Missions. 
1885. 

Nov. 2, Received from Rev. J. L. Buck's charge, 

Frieden's Church $10 00 $10 00 

Foreign Missions. 
Nov. 2, Rev. J. L. Buck's charge, 

Frieden's Church... 10 00 

St. Paul's Church 5 00 15 00 

Richmond Mission. 
Junel, Ebenezer Church 8 35 8 35 

Education Fund. 
May 1, In hands of Treasurer last year 36 36 

Children's Foreign Mission Fund. 
1886. 

Jan. 6, St. Enoch's Sunday-school 18 75 

" 6, Trinity " " 1125 

Feb. 9, St. Paul's " " Rowan county. 18 30 

" 9, Bethel " " 1100 $59 30 

Total $1468 76 

1885. Ck. 

May 1, By amount paid Rev. D. J. Koontz $100 00 

June 1, Paid Rev. W. P. Swartz, For. Missionary 16 50 
" 13, ' " W. E. Craig, Richmond Mission... 276 82 
" 13, " Rev. D. M. Gilbert, Treas. For. Missions 
and Church Extension Funds 386 74 

July 10, Rev. B. S. Brown for Printing Minutes.. 87 39 
" 15, Capt. T. L. Seigle— Church Charlotte 439 28 

Dec. 26, " " "• " " 60 00 

Jan. 28, Rev. B. S. Brown, Printing Minutes of 

Call Session of Synod 6 70 

Amount of Credits $1373 43 

" In bands of Treasurer 95 33 

$1468 76 $1468 76 

Very respectfully submitted, 

P. N. HEILIG, 
Treas. Ev. Ltjth. Synod N. C. 



32 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



Report of Committee No. 10. 

Your committee have examined the Treasurer's Report and vouch- 
ers, and find them correct. We also report the following contributions 
for Synodical purposes : 



CHURCHES. 


Home 

Missions. 


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Synodical 

Treasury. 


Richmond 

Mission. 


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Rev. J. B. Davis' ch. 
















Holy Trinity, 


$ 20 00 


15 00 


5 00 

6 70 


8 38 




10 00 


58 33 


Mt. Olivet 


6 70 


Rev. F. W. E. Peschau 














St. Paxil's 


20 00 




32 50 


50 00 






102 50 


Rev. R. W. Petrea's. 










40 00 
2 50 


30 00 
3 00 


20 00 
2 50 


22 75 
2 00 




30 00 
2 50 


142 75 




12 50 


Rev. J. W.S'tricklerch 






10 00 
5 00 

3 00 


10 00 
5 00 

3 00 
9 00 

2 00 


5 00 

5 00 

4 00 
3 00 

2 50 






5 00 

2 50 


30 00 








17 50 


Rev. W. Kimball's ch 


2 00 
1 50 










2 20 
2 00 
2 20 


14 20 
14 00 


Cold Water 


2 00 


10 20 


Rev. C. A. Rose's ch. 




St. Paul's 






18 00 

18 00 

5 00 


7 00 
7 00 
4 17 






25 00 


Bethel 










25 00 












9 17 


Rev. J. L. Buck's ch. 












St. Paul's 


5 00 

8 19 




5 00 

10 00 

3 00 


2 50 

13 00 

2 50 


150 
4 40 
1 10 




14 00 
35 59 


Macedonia 






6 eo 


Rev. W. R. Ketchie... 










Davie Charge 

Guilford ch 


4 00 


1 50 


100 






1 00 


7 50 














4 50 








4 50 


Organ charge... ... 












Organ 






10 00 
5 00 








10 00 


Ehenezer 


5 00 


3 00 






5 00 


18 00 


Rev. E. P. Parker's ch 
Shiloh 


5 70 


5 70 


3 20 
210 

8 00 
10 00 








3 20 


Hopewell.. 












2 10 


Nazareth 






8 00 
10 00 



















•f 194 70 












$124 69 


.|81 50 


$122 75 


$7 00 


$62 40 


$593 04 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



33 



Report of Committee No. 10 — Continued. 



CHURCHES. 


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1 Missions. 

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Synodical 

Treasury. 


Richmond 

Mission. 


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Total. 
















Sandy Creek.... 


10 00 


8 10 


5 00 

2 85 
185 


15 75 
7 50 

7 70 


2 50 


8 04 


49 39 
10 35 


Reformation .... 


2 00 


2 00 


1 00 


2 00 


16 55 


St. Peter's 




2 50 
25 


5 00 
3 36 
5 10 






2 75 
45 


10 25 


St. Matthew's. . 








4 06 


Luther Church 








5 10 


J. D. Koontz', col 




















2 00 








2 00 


J. D. Shirey's 














St. Luke 


ii 66 

5 00 
2 50 


20 25 
15 50 
14 00 


7 25 

2 15 

3 45 


10 45 
6 30 


7 90 
4 00 

2 50 


7 25 
3 30 


53 65 


Salem 


40 40 


Grace 


28 75 


Rev. B. S. Brown's 






Luther Chapel. 
Center Grove... 


15 00 
4 00 


15 00 
10 00 


io 66 

2 00 


16 66 

9 00 






56 00 






25 00 


Rev. T. S. Brown 








St. Mark's 






25 00 








25 00 


Rev. H. M. Brown 














Amity Hill 






2 40 

3 50 








2 40 


St. Paul's 












3 50 
















St. Enoch 


20 00 
20 00 




10 00 

10 00 

2 00 


40 00 

30 00 

5 00 






70 00 


Trinity Church. 
Mooresville Mis 






10 00 
100 


70 00 


2 00 


10 00 










Bethel Church. 






5 75 
5 10 
5 00 








5 75 














5 10 














5 00 


St. John's 














Salisbury 






20 00 
5 00 

$143 76 
194 70 








20 00 


W. H. Cone 












5 00 




$ 89 50 
124 69 




$147 70 
122 75 








Am't from p. 32 


$ 89 60 
8150 


$17 90 
7 00 


$34 79 
62 40 


$523 25 
593 04 


Total 


$214 19 


$171 10 


$338 46 


$270 45 


$24 90 


$97 19 


$1116 29 











Total amount $1,116.29 

The following amounts are now in the hands of the Treas- 
urer, namely, 

To balance on hand as per Report 95.33 

$1,211.62 



34 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Your committee have taken the Treasurer's receipt for the above 
contributions. 

Respectfully submitted. 

T. L. SEIGLE, 
L. VOLLERS, 
J. W. STRICKLER, 
H. M. BROWN. 
Twenty-nine dollars and thirty cents ($29. 30) were paid to P. N. 
Heilig, from Rev. C. A. Rose, for Foreign Missions, for which he held 
the Treasurer's receipt. This amount is reported in the amount in the 
hands of the treasury. T. L. SEIGLE, 

Chairman of Finance Committee. 

It was resolved to reiuclorse and reprint resolutions on 
page 13 of Minutes of 1885, as standing resolutions. 

Messrs. J. I. Goodman and Geo. Winecoff were excused 
from further attendance on this session of Synod. The fol- 
lowing resolution was adopted : 

Resolved, That any applicants for aid from this Synod during this 
year be referred to the Committee on Beneficiary Education. 

A committee was then appointed as follows: Revs. W. 
A. Lutz, J. M. Hedrick, and Mr. F. M. Thompson as an 
Advisory Board on Missions. 

It was further recommended, while all mission work 
was under their control, that Lexington be specially looked 
after. 

The following resolutions were adopted : 

Resolved 1. That Rev. W. A. Lutz be principal, and Rev. H. M # 
Brown alternate, to deliver an address during next meeting of Synod 
on the subject of Education. 

2. That Rev. J. D. Shirey be principal, and Rev. C. A. Rose alter- 
nate, to deliver an address on Missions at the next meeting of Synod. 

Resolved, That the Seal of this Synod be sent to the Committee on 
Incorporation, and that, if it is not a suitable one, the committee be 
authorized to have two (2) new seals made at the expense of Synod. 

Adopted. 

It was ordered by motion, That it be the duty of the 
Corresponding Secretary annually to secure reduced rates 
for members of Synod to attend our meetings. 

Moved and adopted, That the Secretary have two thous- 
and copies of Minutes printed. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 35 

Resolved, That the Recording Secretary be authorized to award the 
contract for printing the Minutes of each Synod before the assembling 
of Synod. 

2. That the above be a standing resolution. 

Resolved, That inasmuch as it is necessary to drain our treasury to 
meet our pledge to Richmond Mission, therefore we request those 
churches which have not paid up their apportionments for that object- 
to do so by next meeting of Synod for reimbursing our treasury to that 
extent. 

The following resolution prevailed, by two-thirds majority: 

Resolved, That hereafter standing committee No. 7 be separated 
into two committees, No. 7 on Letters and Petitions, and that "Appro- 
priations" be a separate committee. It was, 

Resolved, That in as much as nothing has been reported by the Com- 
mittee on the Blackwelder will case, that this Committee be continued 
and in case of removal by death or from the bounds of our Synod, of 
any member of said Committee, the President of this Synod may appoint 
some one to supply such vacancy. 

Committee No. 4 — On Missions. 

Your Committee on Missions would report that they find five 
mission points claiming the attention of Synod, viz.: Catawba, Lexing- 
ton, Forsyth, Davie, Mooresville, and the Colored Mission. 

We recommend the following : 

1. That Catawba Mission be left under the care of Rev. J. C. Moser, 
of the Tennessee Synod. 

2. That the recommendation in the President's report, respecting 
Lexington, be adopted. 

3. That Forsyth Mission be requested to receive the ministrations 
of Rev. E. P. Parker, and if it will not do so, that the President be 
authorized to employ some one to serve that field. 

4. That the Davie Mission be placed under the care of Rev. W. R. 
Ketchie, with the request that it endeavor to support him properly. 

5. That Mooresville be connected with Concordia Church in a 
charge, and that they be urged to co-operate in calling and supporting 
a pastor. 

6. That the Colored Mission be left under the care of Rev. D. J. 
Koontz, who can serve it with much acceptance. 

WM. A. LUTZ, 
T. S. BROWN, 
F. B. BROWN. 

A motion then prevailed to reconsider the report of 
Committee No. 1, on President's Report, upon which it was 



36 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

resolved to strike out everything with reference to Salisbury, 
except that portion which is necessary to make intelligible 
the statement elsewhere found that this matter was amica- 
bly settled. 

It was resolved by the Synod that the action of Board 
of Trustees of N. C. College, with reference to interest on 
endowment bonds or notes, be endorsed. 

The following committee was appointed on Beneficiary 
Education : Revs. B. S. Brown, W. A. Lutz, and Prof. F. 
B. Brown. 

Under selection of time and place for next meeting of 
this Synod, St. Michael's, Iredell Co., N. C, was chosen, and 
Friday before the 1st Sunday in May, 1887, the time. 

Resolved, That the thanks of this body be and are hereby heartily 
tendered to Union congregation and other good people of this commu- 
nity for their very great kindness to us in so hospitably entertaining 
us, and that a copy of this resolution be read by the pastor on the day 
of next regular service. 

There having been no meeting of the Ministerium, as 
there was no call for it, the President, sanctioned by a num- 
ber of the ministers, announced a meeting immediately after 
adjournment of Synod, which then followed according to 
our Book of Worship. Thus closed the most pleasant meet- 
ing the N. C. Synod, perhaps for years, has had. 

J. L. BUCK, 
Secretary. 



Religious Services. 

The following religious services were conducted : 

Opening sermon by Rev. W. A. Lutz, retiring President. 
Text, Psalm 46, 4. 

Saturday, 11 A. M., Rev. J. D. Shirey, Titus 2, 5. 

Sunday morning, Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, President, 
Eph. 4, 21. Holy communion was administered to a very 
large congregation. 

2£ P. M., Rev. W. Stoudeumire, Psalm 77, 13. 

Monday, 11 A. M., Rev. H. M. Brown. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



Minutes' of the Ministerium. 



Ministerium met at call of President. Prayer was 
offered by Eev. W. Kimball. 

An informal interchange of views took place, after 
which a motion was carried, that the colored missionaries 
and their work receive the special attention of the President 
of onr body. 

The meeting adjourned with prayer and thanksgiving 
to Almighty God for his special care over us, that none of 
our number has been called into the Spirit Land. 

Thus ended our pleasant and harmonious 83d meet- 
ing of the N. 0. Synod. 

J. L. BUCK, 
Secretary. 
May 5, 1886. 



OFFICERS, DELEGATES, AND COMMITTEES. 



President— Bev. F. W. E. PESCHAU. 
Secretary — Ret. J. L. BUCK. 
Cor. Seo'y— Rev. H. M. BROWN. 
Treasurer— Col. P. N. HEILIG. 



EDUCATION COMMITTEE : 



Revs. B. S. BROWN, 



W. A. LUTZ, 



and Prof. F. B. BROWN. 

ADVISORY BOARD ON HOME MISSIONS. 

Revs. W. A. LUTZ, J. M. HEDRICK, 

and Mr. F. M. THOMPSON. 

COMMITTEE ON CONFERENCE WITH THE TENNESSEE SYNOD ON THE 
CONSOLIDATION OF OUR EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS. 

Officers of Synod. 

COMMITTEE ON RULES OF ORDER. 

Revs. S. ROTHROCK, F. W. E. PESCHAU, 

and J. D. SHIREY. 

COMMITTEE ON SECURING CHARTER OF SYNOD. 

Rev. F. W. E. PESCHAU, Chairman, Mr. L. VOLLERS, 
and Hon. H. C. MoALISTER. 

DELEGATES TO SOUTHERN GENERAL SYNOD. 

Principals. 

CLERGY. 

Rev. S. ROTHROCK, 
'• F. W. E. PESCHAU, 
" T. S. BROWN, 
" Prof. G. F. SCHAEFFER, 
" J. A. LINN. 



A Iternates. 



CLERGY. 

Rev. C. A. ROSE, 
" J. L. BUCK, 
" H. M. BROWN, 
" W. A. LUTZ, 
" W. KIMBALL. 



LAYMEN. 

Col. P. N. HEILIG, 
Capt. T. L. SEIGLE, 
JESSE W. MILLER, Esq., 
Capt. J. A. FISHER, 
Mr. J. L. GRABER. 

LAYMEN. 

Maj. A. SUMMERS, 
Mr. J. F. PATTERSON, 
Mr. C. G. HEILIG, 
Mr. A. W. KLUTZ, Esq., 
Mr. G. E. RITCHIE. 



DELEGATES TO SISTER SYNODS. 

To South Carolina Synod. 
Rev. T. S. BROWN, Principal. Rev. B. S. BROWN, Alt. 

To Tennessee Synod. 
Rev. F. W. E. PESCHAU, Principal. Rev. J. L. BUCK, Alt. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 39 



STANDING RESOLUTIONS OF SYNOD. 



1. Resolved, That this Synod recommends to the Church Councils 
the propriety of adopting the plan of collecting Pastor's Salary by as- 
sessment. 

2. Resolved, That in accordance with the Church Discipline, Chapter 
vi., Section 3, the Church Councils be instructed to require every member 
of the Church, to contribute to the support of the Gospel, except such as 
in their judgment are too poor to do so. 

3. Resolved, That no charge in connection with this Synod shall 
call a pastor until it has made a satisfactory settlement with the former 
pastor as to salary. 

4. Resolved, That hereafter when a Pastor is called to a vacant 
charge, the Council be governed by the Discipline of the Church. 

5. Resolved, That courteous recognition of the presence of Ministers, 
not of the Lutheran Church, be taken by recording their names in the 
Minutes as having been in attendance upon the session of this Body. 

6. Resolved, That we recommend, that in each case when a Pastor 
administers the Sacrament of Baptism or the rite of Confirmation, a Cer- 
tificate be given. 

7. Resolved, That any young man receiving aid from this Synod 
shall execute a bond to the Treasurer to pay back in full to Synod, with 
interest, the amounts as severally received by him during the prosecu- 
tion of his studies ; in the event he voluntarily abandons the active work 
of the ministry, is deposed, or unites with another denomination, before 
the expiration of seven years' faithful service — such seven years' faithful 
service as a Lutheran minister to be considered a canceling of his bonds. 

8. Resolved, That as there is a lack of system in the reports, and 
that as no report whatever concerning the state or growth of piety, in 
any of our institutions, has been submitted to the committee, and as it is 
the duty of no one specially to do so, and as system in all things lightens 
the burdens of work and economizes time, your committee would recom- 
mend that hereafter the following order should be observed in reporting : 
1. Attendance upon the various means of grace, such as public worship, 
the attention paid thereto, and observance of the Sacrament of Baptism 
and the Lord's Supper. 2. Giving the number in the increase of mem- 
bership by confirmation, from other churches, and by restoration, as 
well as loss in membership, the condition of the S. S. , and catechetical 
class. 3. The iucrease or decrease in financial contributions for benevo- 
lent objects and to church purposes. 4. Items of special signification or 



40 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

miscellaneous matter, as special services held, questions on church 
troubles, etc. 5. Growth or decline of spiritual life and indications of 
piety. 6. That the Presidents of each of our institutions be required to 
report to Synod on the religious condition of the students in our schools 
of learning. 

Standing Resolutions Adopted at this Meeting of Synod. 

9. Resolved, That the Recording Secretary be authorized to award 
the contract for printing the Minutes of each Synod before the assem- 
bling of Synod. 

10. Resolved, That we hereby endorse the plans and constitutions 
used in the organization of Children's Societies and Woman's Societies. 

11. Resolved, That we recommend the plans and constitutions thus 
used, to our pastors and people where organizations have not yet been 
effected. 

12. Resolved, That the money from the Children's Missionary Socie- 
ties be sent to the Treasurer of Synod marked, " Children's Fund for 
Foreign Missions," and that the amounts thus collected be accredited 
upon the assessments of the various congregations for Foreign Missions. 

13. Resolved, That any person wishing to become a beneficiary of 
this Synod, be required to present his request to Synod in person, if 
possible, and that he become a beneficiary of Synod only after he has 
been examined and decided worthy of aid by a two thirds majority of 
Synod. 



PROCEEDINGS 

OF THE 

FIRST ANNUAL CONVENTION 

OF THE 

Wfoman'g pome and Foreign flpggion&flj j^ociefcij 

OF THE 

SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



Concord, 1ST. C, 

April 29, 1886. 

The First Annual Convention of the Woman's Home 

and Foreign Missionary Society of the Synod of North 

Carolina, met on this (Thursday) morning at 10:30 o'clock 

A. M., in St. James Lutheran Church of Concord. 

Rev. F. W. E. Peschau presided over the morning ses- 
sion, upon the request of the President, Mrs. J. S. Fisher, 
she being indisposed. 

The meeting was opened with Scripture reading, sing, 
ing, and prayer. The names of the following delegates were 
then enrolled. 

Roll of Delegates. 

St. James, Concord— Mrs. M. A. Slough, Mrs. J. S. Heilig. 
Holy Trinity, Mt. Pleasant — Mrs. J. A. Linn, Mrs. Roxy Barrier. 
St. Mark's, Charlotte— Mrs. S. A. Linton, Mrs. J. A. Fetzer. 
St. Paul's, Wilmington — Mrs. K. Karrer, Miss Lillie Rulfs. 
St. Enoch's— Mrs. Van Pelt, Mrs. N. E. Deaton, Mrs. W. A. Lutz, 
Miss Essie Slough. 

St. Luke's — Mrs. J. D. Shirey, Miss Mollie Barrier. 

Grace — Miss Florence Fisher. 

Lutheran Chapel — Miss P. R. Winecoif , Miss L. A. Kimball. 

St. John's— Mrs. R. W. Petrea. 

Bethel — Miss Joicy Lentz, Miss Emma Propst. 

Trinity— Miss Bettie Fisher, Mrs. H. C. Ludwig. 

Center Grove— Mrs. L. C. Bethel, Mrs. M. S. Winecoff. 



42 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

A constitution of the Synodical Society was now read 
and adopted by items. 

The President's report, which was very encouraging, 
was read by Mrs. J. S. Heilig. 

Report of President of Executive Committee of W. H. and F. 
M. Society of N. C. Synod. 

Dear Friends and Co-Laborers : — With joy and thanksgiving in 
our hearts, we are met together in convention to review the labors of 
the past year— the first of our existence as a Synodical Society — and to 
devise broader plans for increased usefulness and actWity in the great 
work of winning the world for Christ. Let us lift our hearts in grati- 
tude to our loving Heavenly Father for the success which has thus far 
crowned our efforts, while we, at the same time, implore His continued 
favor and blessing. 

The result of the first year of our work has, iipon the whole, been 
most encouraging. When our Missionary, Rev. W. P. Swartz, organ- 
ized the Executive Committee on the 24th of April, 1885, there were 
six Auxiliary Societies within the bounds of this Synod. At present, 
the following congregations have active, working societies : St. Paul's, 
Wilmington; St. Mark's, Charlotte ; St. James', Concord; St. Enoch's 
and Trinity, Rev. Lutz's charge ; St. Luke's and Grace, Rev. Shirey's 
charge ; Lutheran Chapel and Center Grove, Rev. B. S. Brown's charge; 
Holy Trinity, Mt. Pleasant ; St. John's and Prosperity, Rev. Petrea's 
charge ; Union, Rev. Strickler's charge ; and an Auxiliary Society in 
one of the churches of Rev. Rose's charge, making fourteen in all. 
With the exception of the Mengert Missionary Society, Wilmington, 
which has been in existence since the early part of 1884, none of these 
Auxiliaries were organized prior to 1885. 

The membership of the Society has increased from one hundred 
and sixty to three hundred and twenty-five members. One year ago, 
with the exception of one Society, we had not a single subscriber to 
any Missionary paper. Now, the subscribers to the Missionary Journal 
number more than fifty. 

The Auxiliaries have reported regularly at the end of each quarter, 
and the Executive Committee has met quarterly. 

The contributions for the year from various sources amount to a 
little over $275.00. The Wilmington Society also sent a box, valued at 
sixty dollars, to India, by Mr. Swartz. When the Auxiliaries have not 
designated to what object their contributions should be applied, the 
Executive Committee has appropriated half to Home and half to Foreign 
Missions, retaining the former in the hands of the Treasurer, Mrs. John 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 43 

A. Cline, and forwarding the latter to Dr. Gilbert, Treasurer of Board 
of Foreign Missions. 

From this brief review of the year's work, we feel that we have 
just cause for encouragement and for gratitude that the women of this 
Synod have, at last, although so late, come to the front in this glorious 
work. But, while we have accomplished something, is there not much 
more that we can do ? Shall not the coming year witness increased 
earnestness and enthusiasm — yea, and self-denial on the part of each 
one of us? Let each member of the Society lend her aid— her prayers, 
her money, and her influence to the cause of Missions. 

We would recommend that several committees of ladies who are 
active, working members of the Society, be appointed in communities 
contiguous to those in which no societies exist, to visit those congrega- 
tions and use their endeavors to effect organizations. In this way socie- 
ties may be organized which, otherwise, might remain nonentities for 
a long time to come. 

We also recommend to each society to undertake some special work 
in addition to the regular monthly contributions. With a little earnest 
effort, many a society could raise $20.00 to build a prayer house in 
India, or $25.00 to support a boy or girl in the training-school for a 
year, or several Auxiliaries might unite in making up a box for our 
India Mission. And in our work, let lis not forget the home field, but 
embrace every opportunity to do good, whether it be by helping with 
our means to plant churches in our cities, or by our own personal efforts 
to bring those around us to Christ, and thus increase his kingdom. 

In our work we entreat the assistance and co-operation of our pas- 
tors. Surely, in the more than forty congregations in this Synod, there 
should be more than fourteen Missionary Societies. With proper effort 
on the part of pastors and those already enlisted in the Missionary work, 
may we not — will we not greatly increase both our contributions and 
the number of Auxiliaries? But, let us remember that this means work 
— diligent, watchful, persevering, and continuous labor, and a constant 
looking to our Heavenly Father for wisdom and guidance and blessing. 

Mrs. J. S. FISHER, 
President Executive Committee. 

The following committee to nominate officers was ap- 
pointed: Mrs. J. S. Heilig, Miss Katie Doso, Mrs. J. D. 
Sh irey . 

The credentials of the delegates were presented and 
read. 

The committee on nominations reported the following 
officers, who were duly elected : 



44 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

President— -Mrs. J. S. Fisher. 

Vice-Presidents— Nxs. J. S. Heilig, Mrs. J. B. Davis, 
Mrs. J. D. Shirey. Mrs. E. A. Brown, Mrs. A. M. Brown. 

Corresponding Secretary— Miss Julia Shirey. 

Recording Secretary— 'Miss Lillian Slough. 

Treasurer— -Mrs. John A. Cline. 

After the singing of hymn 391, the following committees 
were appointed : 

Letters and Papers— Miss Mollie Barrier, Miss Katie 
Dosh, and Be v. F. W. E. Peschau. 

Resolutions— -Mrs. J. A. Fetzer, Mrs. J. A. Linn, Bev. 
B. W. Petrea. 

To Audit Treasurer's Report— Mrs. F. W. E. Peschau, 
Mrs. J. W. Miller, Miss Florence Fisher. 

Bev. Peschau was requested by the committee to draw 
up by-laws for the Society. 

After the Lord's Prayer and benediction by Bev. R. 
W. Petrea, the convention adjourned to meet at 3 o'clock 
P. M. 

SECOND SESSION. 

Thursday, 3 P. M. 

Convention met at the appointed hour. Devotional 
exercises, consisting of responsive reading and prayer, were 
led by Mrs. Heilig, of Concord. 

An address of welcome, by Miss Lillian Slough, was 
pleasantly responded to by Miss Lillie Rulfs, of Wilmington. 

After the singing of hymn 98, roll call, and reading of 
the minutes, the reports of the Corresponding Secretary 
and Treasurer were read. The former was received with 
much pleasure, and gives the following showing: 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



45 



Report of Corresponding Secretary of Executive Committee. 

The following is a summary of the quarterly reports of the Auxilia- 



NAME OF SOCIETY. 



St. Mark's 

St. Paul's 

St. Enoch's 

Lutheran Chapel 

St. 1 * Luke's 

St. James'. 

Holy Trinity 

St. John's 

Grace 

Union 

Center Grove 

Trinity 

Prosperity 

Bethel 



C 

0<3 



March, 1885. 
March, 1884. 
April, 1885. 



May, 1885. 
May, 1885. 
Aug., 1885. 
Aug., 1885. 
June, 1885. 
Dec, 1885. 
Dec, 1886. 
April, 1883. 



Total, 14 Societies. 



320 



12 



$13 20 
60 00 
3187 
26 81 
34 25 
10 30 
37 50 
23 90 
6 25 
5 10 
15 00 
10 00 



54 $274 18 



A box, valued at sixty dollars, was sent to the Guntoor Mission by 
the Wilmington society. 

Whenever any changes are made in the officers of an Auxiliary, the 
Corresponding Secretary should be notified of the same, in order to keep 
a correct record of the societies. 

JULIA M. SHIREY, 
Corresponding Secretary. 

The Treasurer's Report was handed over to the Audit- 
ing Committee. 

Reports from the following churches were read : St. 
Mark's, St. Paul's, St. Enoch's, Lutheran Chapel, St. Luke's, 
Holy Trinity, Grace, Center Grove, Trinity, Bethel, St. James. 

These reports are full of interest. Thank God, North 
Carolina has already a goodly number of Lutheran women, 
ready, willing, even anxious, to work for the promulgation 
of the blessed Gospel. 



46 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

We now listened, with much pleasure, to an address by 
Mrs. F. W. E. Peschan, of Wilmington; subject — "Our 
Strength and our Success :" 

Paper by Mrs. F. VV. E. Peschau— Our Strength and our Success. 

The willingness with which the female members of our entire 
Southern Church entered into the societies, organized by our first mis- 
sionary, Rev. W. P. Swartz, is both surprising and gratifying. It is 
surprising; because, it was so general; and gratifying, because it 
awakens a strength and power in our dear Southern Church which we 
seemed to be entirely ignorant of. Each move to organize a local socie- 
ty was a source of strength to each Southern Synod, or church in which 
it was begun or taken up, and the whole church took it up as if we 
were willing to heed the cry of the prophet Isaiah (52—1) : "Awake, 
awake, put on thy strength, O Zion." It was a work in a new direction 
for many of us, and we felt unfit; but, by the constant efforts to suc- 
ceed, we gained the needed strength, and, behold, here we are in a 
Woman's Missionary Convention of the N. C. Synod. We had under 
God the strength to make the effort, and is there not strength in our 
numbers? Do we not represent strength? The strength of willing 
hands and willing hearts and consecrated means? True, dear friends, 
it is as yet an undeveloped strength. It is just beginning to assert itself, 
but do we not represent about one half the membership of our entire 
Synod? Are there not two thousand and more women — and young- 
women in our congregations ? When all this strength is organized and 
marshalled, can we not do much for our God and His Christ, and for 
the ; human souls He died for ? Our collections, taken together, make 
the very considerable sum of $2?5.00. Is this not a fact that should 
encourage us ? It is at least that much strength towards the support of 
the noble work of our Board of Missions. 

I believe our ministers are right, when they tell us that the more 
people give, the more they are willing to give, as if each act of giving 
made us stronger in the same direction. The Church of God is only in 
her true glory when all her powers are developed and all her members 
do their part. Is this not, dear sisters, the hardest lesson for us to learn 
— the lesson to do our part : To do all we can while we can. Only when 
we do What we can, do we succeed. We have succeeded so far. Our 
success is not what it should be ; and, yet, we have had success. In all 
our churches there are willing workers, willing givers, willing hearts, 
and willing hands ; but, alas! as there are drones in the bee-hives, so 
we have those who are like drones. How to get them interested, is a 
problem some one else must explain. I cannot. This would be a good 
subject for discussion. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 47 

Whilst we have had no grand and wonderful success, we have had 
enough success to cheer us, enough to be thankful for, enough to spur 
us to hope for more, and enough to invigorate us to work for more, and 
may our heavenly Father help us so to do. We have taken one step 
after another. We have gone from one success to another. We have 
kept up our local societies, and have now met in a Woman's Synodical 
Convention, our next success, our next step, must be a General Conven- 
tion. We can work and succeed best, if we work after some one good 
general plan. We are fortunate in having one common object to work 
for in our Foreign Mission department, the work in India. Would it not 
be well if we could concentrate our efforts in Home Mission work in some 
one or a few special points ? Ought wo not to have a paper of our own, 
or have a representative editress in one of our church papers ? If we 
endorse and adopt the Visitor, ought not special arrangements to be 
made ? Or if we endorse or accept the Lutheran Missionary Journal, as 
a magazine on which we can all agree, ought we not to be especially 
represented ? To succeed we must have an object in view : we must 
have system, we must work unitedly, we must be informed as to the 
wants and need of the field, so that we can work intelligently and use- 
fully. We must keep our work before the eyes and hearts of the people 
and draw their attention to what we are doing. The reports of good 
done and success achieved in one place, may cheer discouraged ones 
and struggling societies in another. We need to learn to know one 
another so that we can sincerely sing : 

"We share our mutual woes, 
Our mutual burdens bear, 
And often for each other flows 
The sympathizing tear." 

Let us not be discouraged, dear sisters, we have strength. We are 
gaining strength, and when we do all we can, God's strength comes to 
us. The fulfillment of our duty is to do all we can, and leave the rest 
to God. When we do this, we succeed. Have we done this? Have 
we not neglected too much, been too careless ? Let us achieve greater 
success. Let us do more for God, more for our dear Evangelical 
Lutheran Church, more for our fellow-men, more to cheer our hard 
working pastors, more to cheer and help our missionaries in other lands, 
more to cheer and help and enlighten the converted heathen, more to 
develop all the powers about us, that God's name may be glorified, that 
men may be saved, and that it may be said of woman, what Christ once 
so sweetly said, "She hath done what she could." God bless our 
strength for His glory, and give us success which may bless the world 
while we live, and be an example and heritage to our posterity. May 
we go forth armed with the Christian panoply, the shield of faith, the 
helmet of salvation, the girdle of truth, and the sword of the spirit, 



48 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

which is the Word of God, and when earth's shadows flee away the light 
from the other side will illumine for us the dark valley, and we will 
reach the eternal city, to rest forever more: 

"Our life's race run, 

Our life's work done." 

This address was followed by hymn 387. 

The time for reception of communications had now ar- 
rived, and two letters of greeting were read before the con- 
vention. These letters, one from Eev. J. D. Shirey, the 
other from Rev. J. C. Zimmerman of the Lutheran Mis- 
sionary Society, are filled with kind words and good 
wishes for the W. H. and F. M. Society. 

" I love thy kingdom, Lord," was sung by the choir. 

Mrs. James, of Baltimore, was now introduced to the 
convention. 

Her address — subject, "Missionary Experience of onr 
Northern Sisters," — was extremely interesting and greatly 
appreciated. 

Address of Mrs. W. H. James— Missionary Experience of our 
Northern Sisters. 

Delegate from the W. H. and F. M. S. of Northern General Synod, to the Con- 
vention of the W. H. and F. M. S. of the N. C. Synod. 

Greetings from the W. H. and F. M. S. of the General Synod Evan- 
gelical Lutheran Church, in convention at York, Pa., to the ladies of 
the North Carolina Synod, now in convention: 

We are bound to thank God always for you, as it is meet, because 
that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of 
you all toward each other aboundeth, so that we ourselves glory in you 
in the churches of God. Thess. 1, 34. 

GREETINGS OF MARYLAND SYNOD. 

I have not words wherewith to express my pleasure in being allowed 
the privilege of bearing to you, of the Sunny South, these expressions of 
love and good will from your sisters of the North. I can only say that 
our hearts turn toward you with tenderext love and interest, and that one 
of the brightest hours of our late Convention, was that in which the 
greetings from one of your Synods were so kindly expressed to us 
through your much-loved missionary who is now laboring in that distant 
portion of the Lord's vineyard. And although our hearts were already 
turned toward each other, and there was no more North or South, I am 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 4!) 

sure the bond of union between us has strengthened since we have made 
you so noble a gift, and you have opened your hearts and homes to our 
dear Mr. Swartz. Born on Southern soil, he was yours by natal right, 
and we who have cherished and nurtured him, return him to you, one 
of the truest and best of God's creation. To the worthy mother of so 
worthy a son, I owe, in a great degree, the pleasure of being with you 
to-day, for among the front ranks of the pioneers in the woman's work 
we rind her ready for action, and largely through her efforts have our 
women banded together to keep in the grand work of extending our 
Master's Kingdom. As a further evidence of our love and good feeling 
toward you all of the Southern Synod, on motion of Mr Swartz, the 
Convention, with one voice, were about to extend an invitation that 
your women unite with our general body, but Mr. Swartz explained 
that, at present, it was impracticable for you to accept such an invita- 
tion : since in the beginning of your work of Foreign Missions, the 
Board needed your assistance, and your receipts must go through that 
channel, while we women of the North appropriate our funds to only 
such objects as are under the control of our executive committee; but 
we sincerely hope that the day is not far distant when such an invitation 
may be allowable and you will be prepared to accept. 

SOCIETY OF THE NORTH. 

Thinking it might be of interest to you to know something of our 
organization, its workings, its encouragements and discouragements, 
I will give you a brief history : 

As far back as ten or eleven years ago, the earnest hearted and 
willing women in many of our churches who were working quietly and 
singly for the Master's cause, looking around at their sister denomina- 
tions whose women had united their forces, and realizing the good re- 
sults of united effort, felt that such a union would be equally effective 
in the Lutheran Church. 

In some congregations societies were already doing duty, but send- 
ing their money through the regular channels of the Church. 

CARTHAGE. 

The General Synod which met at Carthage, 111., 1877, (nine years 
ago) appointed a Committee of clergy to inquire into the advisability of 
such a step. Their report was favorable and in June, 1879, a conven- 
tion of interested women was held at 

CANTON, OHIO, 

and a form of government adopted. Now the woman's work started 
off. In two years they convened again as an organized body at 

ALTOONA, PA., 

with 51 delegates representing 4009 members ; total receipts, $7,033.93. 



50 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Their hopes had not exceeded $2000. In the Foreign field they under- 
took the support of the girls' schools in India, six in number, and of Mrs. 
Lucy P. — a native assistant, also sent out as their first Missionary to 
this field Miss Kate Boggs. 

In the Home field the Mission at Freeport, 111., was begun. The 
women united with boards of the Church in editing a little paper (now 
grown to be a very creditable magazine, which would be a great benefit 
to you all) — The Missionary Journal. 

SPRINGFIELD. 

At the end of 4 years, we find them in Convention at Springfield, 
Ohio, (the home of most of the Ex. Committee) with a roll of 20 officers 
and 117 delegates and Treasurer's report of $11,822.57. Their first Foreign 
Missionary, Miss Boggs, who sailed amidst the hopes and earnest 
prayers of so many of God's people, was necessitated by ill health to re- 
turn from the land in which she so longed to serve. Her sufferings were 
greater than words can express. I may mention that for months she 
was confined to a darkened room into which not even a ray of moonlight 
could be permitted to enter ; and here she learned the lesson, so hard to 
comprehend, ''that they serve the Lord who only stand and wait," for 
the heathen were taught something of the love of Christ, when they 
were made to realize that this dear woman had left her native land 
where she was blessed with health and happiness, and endured months 
of agony, hoping that she might be the means of leading some of them 
to Jesus. But God's ways are not always our ways, and continued ill 
health necessitated her return home. But to continue with the results 
of the second biennial, a Home for Lady Missionaries was completed and 
Miss Anna Kugler, M. D., with Miss Fannie Dryden were appointed to 
go over and occupy* which they did three years ago. 

A second Mission was established in the Home field at Lincoln, 
Nebraska. 



Preparing boxes of clothing and various supplies for Missionaries in 
tne Home field had now become a systematized feature. Societies learn- 
ed through a committee appointed for the purpose, the name and wants 
of our self-sacrificing ministers all over the Home field, and early in the 
fall started their sewing meetings and canvassing and donation parties, 
so that by Thanksgiving day a box or barrel would be found ready to 
open in the Western Home, bringing with it cheer and comfort to sup- 
plement the scanty salaries received. This box work is one of the best 
features of our Woman's work. Their letters and our gifts bring us in- 
to a far greater nearness with these dear people, than any other means 
could possibly do. We are brought to feel their sorrows our sorrows 
and their joys our joys. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 51 

I would commend this feature of the work to you and will be happy 
to give you any further information you may desire. The value of 
boxes sent out during this two years was $2,773.30. 

In June, 1885, I had the pleasure of being one of the 158 delegates 
and visitors fo the Third Biennial Convention held at York, Pa. The 
work had grown, God's blessing had ever attended it. Nineteen Synods 
were represented, and the Treasurer reported with a beaming counte- 
nance receipts amounting to $18,825.96 ; the Secretary reported 9,525 
members, and a subscription list for the Missionary Journal of 5,218. — 
Value of boxes $4,864.15. The First Woman's Memorial Church at 
Freeport, 111., was built and dedicated. A Third Mission at Denver, 
Col. , had been organized. In the foreign field the two lady Missionaries 
were still at work, with 18 native assistants, and eleven schools. In the 
past twelve months the fund for a Hospital for the Women of India 
has been started. 

In the Home field the Woman's Second Memorial Church has been 
built and dedicated at Denver, Col., and a fourth Mission started in San 
Francisco. The receipts for this time have been $17,000, doubling, as 
you notice, each year, and while this latter feature is encouraging, and 
money is necessary for the extending of Christ's Kingdom, collecting has 
not been the only result of our work, great good has come to us from 
our regular meetings, when our hearts and voices are lifted in unison to 
Him who has promised His presence even when two or three are met 
together in His name. We have learned and studied more of those who 
are still in Heathen darkness, we have been enabled to hear with great- 
er clearness the call "Come over and help us." Our hearts have gone 
out with great tenderness to these lost sheep, to these benighted souls 
who know not the living God. And we feel grateful to the Master that 
he has allowed us the privilege to labor in His vineyard, and the obliga- 
tion rests upon us as women, to bring the light to the women in 
heathen lands, women who should be loved and cherished as we are, 
whose homes should be bright and happy as ours. Nothing but the 
knowledge of Christ can accomplish this much desired result. In our 
land blest with the light of Christianity our little girls are as well loved and 
as much prized as boys, but there the coming of a little girl is an occasion 
for mourning and lamentation. Once a little heathen girl was describing 
something very small to another little girl and no term seemed infinitesi- 
mal enough until she thought of her own sex, and she said, "It was as 
small, as small, as the joy in my father's house the day I was born." — 
When we look at our own little girls and at the elevation of women in 
our land, do we not thank God anew for this privilege of working for 
Him through His name, and the time given to our Missionary duties no 
longer is given grudgingly, and we have learned to feel each our own 
responsibility, that God means me to do my share and you yours, that 



52 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

every woman in the Church can and must do something ; must' give of 
her time or of her substance or both. I cannot assume your responsi- 
bilities nor you mine. Poverty does not excuse us, for some of these 
dollars I have told you of, have been earned at the washtub, others have 
been accumulated through the patient labor of sewing carpet rags, others 
through equal self-denial ; but, although, we are yet comparatively few 
in number, God has not only promised but given us His blessing, and 
notwithstanding the discouragements that have often come to us in our 
work, we have had so much encouragement, that we most earnestly 
urge you to go on, not only for the good of the cause at large, but for 
the s;ood that will come into your own lives by this larger living, this 
looking out from yourselves ; all the benefits we are ever permitted to 
confer on others have a reflex action, and roll back over our own hearts, 
and so twice blessed is a true child of God that loves his neighbor as 
himself, or gives even a cup of cold water in Christ's name. Let us 
sow the seed, God has promised the increase. The efforts are ours, the 
results are His. 

"There shall be a handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the 
mountains ; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon. His name shall 
endure forever. His name shall be continued as long as the sun, all na- 
tions shall call him blessed. 

Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous 
things, and blessed be His glorious name forever, and let the whole 
earth be filled with His glory." 

She also kindly read to the convention two letters— one 
from the wife of a Home Missionary, Eev. J. W. Kimmel, of 
Auburn, Nebraska, to the W. H. & F. M. Society, of Balti- 
more, the other from Rev. D. A. Day, Missionary at Monro- 
via, Africa. Both were interesting and pathetic. 

Report of the Committee on Resolutions. 

Resolved 1 . That we listened with great interest to the Report of the 
President, and are rejoiced to know of the interest manifested in this 
work, and commend to the Society the counsel therein contained. 

Resolved 2. That the thanks of this Convention are due to the mem- 
bers of St. James' congregation and the citizens of Concord for the kind 
hospitality extended. 

Resolved 3. That our thanks are due to Mrs. Wm. H. James, of 
Baltimore, for her kind visitation and interesting address. 

Resolved 4. That the thanks of the Convention are due the choir for 
the excellent music rendered. 

Resolved 5. That we not only remember our Missionary in the 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 53 

foreign field, but that we recommend that the Corresponding Secretary 
°f each Auxiliary Society write him words of cheer at least once a year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. S. E. LINTON, 
Mrs. J. N. FETZER. 

Report of Committee on Letters and Papers. 

Your Committee on Letters and Papers would report that the 
papers put into our hands are the credentials of the delegates. We 
have examined the same and find them all properly written out. There 
is a difference however in signatures, some being signed by the Presi- 
dent alone, whilst others are signed by the Secretary alone, but quite a 
large number are properly signed by both President and Secretary of 
the respective societies. Your committee would recommend that this 
be not forgotten in preparing credentials — that both officers sign the 
credentials. In addition to the credentials, we have received letters of 
greeting from Rev. J. D. Shirey and Rev. J. C. Zimmerman. 
Respectfully, 

Miss M. J. BARRIER, 

Miss A. R. DOSH, 

Rev. F. W. E. PESCIIAU. 

Report of Auditing Committee. 

We, your Auditing Committee, have examined the financial report 

and find it correct. 

Mrs. PESCHAU, 

Miss FLORENCE FISHER, 

Mrs. BARRIER. 

Treasurer's Report. 

Mrs. JNO. A. CLINE, 

In account with 

Woman's Foreign Missionary Society. 
1885. Dr. 

June 30. To cash from Holy Trinity f 6 15 

" " " Lutheran Chapel. 5 00 

" St. Enoch's. ". 5 00 

St. Luke's 5 00 

July 1, " " St.Paul's 15 00 

2, " " St. James' 2 30 

Sept. 18, . " " St. Mark's 100 

" Holy Trinity 4 25 

29, " " St, Luke's 3 00 



54 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



Oct, 3, To cash from St. Enoch's $2 50 

" St. Paul's 500 

" St. John's 1120 

St. James' 150 

Dec. 1, " " St. Luke's 6 25 

" St. Enoch's 1100 

" Holy Trinity 6 95 

" " St. James' 3 60 

" " Lutheran Chapel 7 00 

" " Center Grove 5 00 

" Trinity 5 00 

" " Grace 3 00 

" St. Paul's 1000 



Union 105 

St. Luke's 17 00 

Grace 3 25 

St. Enoch's 10 00 

Union 2 50 

St. James' 2 25 

Trinity 5 00 

St. Mark's 8 85 

St. Paul's 5 00 

Holy Trinity 4 50 

St. John's 12 70 

Center Grove 5 00 

Lutheran Chapel 13 25 

Miss Julia Shirey 4 00 



1886. 






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$ 219 05 



Ck. 

June 30, By Cash expenses, Mrs. Shirey $ 4 00 

" 30, " for stamps and stationery 150 

July 7, " to D. M. Gilbert 37 85 

Oct. 3, " " " 28 50 

1886. 

Jan. 10, By cash to D. M. Gilbert 57 30 

April 9, " " " 83 30 

$212 45 
April 29, By cash balance on hand 6 60 



$219 05 
Balance on hand $6 60 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 55 



Treasurer's Report. 

Mrs. JNO. A. CLINE, 

In Account with 

Woman's Home Missionary Society. 

1885. Dr. 
Oct. 3, To cash from St. Paul's $10 00 

St. Mark's 1 00 

St Luke's 3 00 

Holy Trinity 4 25 

St. Enoch's 2 50 

St. James' 1 55 

Dec. 1, " < l Holy Trinity 6 90 

1886. " " St. Paul's 5 00 

Feb. 3, " " Union 1 05 

April 3, " " St. Paul's 10 00 

Holy Trinity 4 50 

$49 75 
Cr. 
April 9, By cash to W. C. Schaeffer for Richmond 

Mission .$10 00 

April 29, By balance on hand 39 75 

$49 75 
Balance on hand $49 75 

The following resolutions were offered and adopted: 

Resolved 1. That the convention request that special prayer be offer- 
ed at our meeting tonight for our Missionary in India, Rev. Swartz. 

Resolved 2. That the greetings of the convention be extended to him. 

Resolved 3. That the convention request the Synod to print our 
Minutes with the Synodical Minutes free of charge. 

Resolved 4. That the report of the President be sent to Synod. 

Resolved 5. That the thanks of the convention are due to the Wil- 
mington Society for its Easter offering of $8s50. 

Resolved 6. That the time and place for next meeting be left to the 
Executive Committee. 

Rev. Lutz led in prayer, the Doxology was sung, and 
the convention adjourned. 



56 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

EVENING SESSION. 

Thursday, 8 P. M. 

Kev. W. A. Lutz presided. 

An anthem, "From the Rising of the Sun," was render- 
ed by the choir. 

Reading of the Scripture and prayer by Rev. W. A. 
Lutz. 

Music — hymn, "Good News from Over the Sea." 

Reading President's report by Rev. Lutz. 

Address by Rev. T. S. Brown of Charlotte. Hymn 128. 

Address by Rev. P. W. E. Peschau of Wilmington, sub- 
ject : "Woman's Sphere, Her Work." 

A collection was taken up for the Zenana Hospital, 
during which the choir sang hymn 181. 

An earnest prayer for our Missionary was offered up by 
Rev. Peschau. 

A beautiful bouquet of flowers and handsomely bound 
Book of Worship were presented, by the members of the Con- 
vention to Mrs. James of Baltimore, Rev. Peschau making 
the presentation speech, to which Mrs. James replied in her 
usual happy way. 

Doxology. Benediction by Rev. Lutz. 

M. LILLIAN SLOUGH, 

Rec. Secretary. 



CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS. 



Preamble.— IX THE XAME OF GOD, Amen- 



We, the undersigned, members of the congregations of 
the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina, and 
delegates and members of the various Woman's Home and 
Foreign Missionary Societies connected therewith, in Con- 
vention assembled in St. James' Evang. Lutheran Church, 
Concord, N. C, Thursday, April 29, 1886, adopt the follow- 
ing Constitution and By-Laws, as our bond of union and 
for our guidance in doing our share of the work of the Lord, 
in our dear Lutheran Church in which "Our fears, our hopes, 
our aims are one." 

CONSTITUTION. 



Article I. — Name. 

This Association shall be called '"The Woman's Home and Foreign 
Missionary Society of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Nortii 
Carolina. 

Article II. — Object. 

It shall be the aim of this Society to promote the organization of 
Auxiliary Home and Foreign Missionary Societies in all the churches of 
the Synod ; to disseminate missionary intelligence ; to cultivate a mis- 
sionary spirit in its own members and in the churches ; and to engage 
and unite the efforts of Christian women, under the direction of the 
Board of Missions and Church Extension of the General Synod South, 
in supporting missions and missionaries in the home and foreign fields. 

Article III. — Membership. 
Sec. 1. The members of this Society shall be the delegates from the Aux- 
iliary Societies. Each Auxiliary Society is entitled to send two delegates, 
and in addition to this one delegate for every ten members above 20 
members enrolled. Delegates have the right to vote and hold office. 

Sec. 2. All ladies who are members of Auxiliary Societies, and all 
honorary members shall be considered advisory members and be entitled 
to a seat in the conventions, and to take part in the deliberations, but 
not to vote or hold office. 



58 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Sec. 3. Paying ($1.00) One Dollar annually into the treasury of this 
Society, by any lady or gentleman, entitles to honorary membership for 
one year. 

Paying Ten Dollars ($10.00) into the treasury of an Auxiliary 
Society or this Society's treasury, entitles to "Honorary Life-member- 
ship," of this Society. Any lady or gentleman upon payment of $10.00, 
can become a life-member. 

Article IV. — Officers. 
Sec 1. The officers of the S}modical Society shall consist of a Presi- 
dent, four Vice-Presidents, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secre- 
tary, and Treasurer. These shall constitute the Synodical Executive 
Committee. The officers shall be elected at the annual convention of 
the Society. A majority vote elects. 

Section II. — Duties of Officers. 

1. The President or a Vice-President shall preside at all meetings of 
the Society ; shall call all meetings of the Synodical Executive Commit- 
tee or Synodical Society, and supervise its general interests. 

2. The Recording Secretary shall notify all members of the Execu- 
tive Committee of all meetings, and shall keep a full record of all pro- 
ceedings, in a book kept for that purpose. 

8. The Corresponding Secretary shall, under the direction of the 
Executive Committee, conduct all the correspondence of the Society, 
and present to the annual meeting of the Synodical Society a written re- 
port of the work during the year. 

4. The Treasurer shall receive all funds forwarded by the Auxiliary 
Societies, credit the same to the Societies from which they are received 
and to the object for which they are contributed ; she shall remit quarterly 
all funds for the Board of Missions and Church Extension to its Treas- 
urer; she shall also have charge and keep an account of the funds 
raised for incidental expenses of this Society, in a book kept for that 
purpose, and shall pay out the same only on the written order of the 
President. It shall be her duty to prepare a written report for the an- 
nual meeting of the Society. 

Article V. — Organizing Committee. 
The Committee shall consist of three ladies in each conference. It 
shall be the duty of these ladies to endeavor, by all practical means, to 
organize Auxiliary Societies in all the congregations of their respective 
conferences, and report quarterly to the Corresponding Secretary, and 
at the annual meeting of the Society, in writing. 

Article VI. — Meetings. 
The annual meeting shall be held at the time and place designated 
by the Executive Committee, and should be near the same time and 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 59 

place as Synod. It shall transact all necessary business which the inter- 
ests of the Society demand. Only officers and delegates from the Aux- 
iliary Societies shall be allowed to vote and hold office — seven shall 
constitute a quorum. The expenses of the meeting shall be defrayed 
by the payment of 5 cts. per member, each year, by each Auxiliary 
Society. 

Article VII. — Auxiliary Societies. 
Any number of ladies may form a Woman's Home and Foreign 
Missionary Society auxiliary to this Synodical Society, by electing a 
President, Vice-President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secre- 
tary, and Treasurer, and by adopting a constitution for carrying out the 
purposes of this Society. These officers shall constitute a local execu- 
tive committee. 

Article VIII. — Amendments. 
This Constitution may be amended or altered at any regular meet- 
ing of the Society by a two-thirds vote. 



BY-LAWS. 



ORDER OF BUSINESS. 

1. Singing, Reading of Scripture, and Prayer. 

2. Calling the Roll. 

3. Reading of Minutes. 

4. Receiving the Delegates, Advisory Members, and Visitors. 

5. Reading of President's Report. 

6. Election of Officers. 

7. Report of Executive Committee, Secretary, Treasurer, etc. 

8. Reports from each Auxiliary Society. 

9. Appointing following Committees: 

1 . On Minutes of last Convention. 

2. On Letters and Papers, etc. 

3. On Programme, Speakers or Essayists for next Convention. 

4. On Finance, Accounts, and Treasurer's Report. 

5. Organizing Committees. 

6. On Resolutions. 

10. Hearing Addresses or Papers. 

11. Unfinished Business. 

12. New Business. 

13. Miscellaneous Business. 

14. Adjournment. 

15. Prayer or Benediction. 



INDEX. 



Page. 

Addresses on Missions and Education 34 

Contract of Printing Minutes .35 

Delegates to other Ecclesiastical Bodies ....19 

Board of Trustees of N. C. College, Election 20 

Committee on Education 38 

Conference with Tennessee Brethren 14-15 

Special Business on Endowment and Agents, &c 14-19 

Finance Report 32-34 

Financial Reports 29 

Lay Delegates 3-4 

Ministers — 3-4 

Ministerium 37 

Officers, Delegates, and Committees 38 

Reports, Parochial 28 

Report, President's 6-12 

Report of Committee No 1 12-13 

Report on State of the Church 18 

Report on Unfinished Business 16 

Report on Pastoral Districts 19 

Report on Missions 35 

Report on Church Institutions 20 

Report on Beneficiary Education 21 

Report on Apportionment 23 

Report on Appropriations 26 

Report on Proceedings of Conference 24 

Report on Petitions and Letters ^ . . . . 25 

Report on Treasurer's 30-31 

Report on Vacancies .... 24 

Resolutions of Sympathy, &c , 20-27 

Resolutions with reference to our Missionary and Beneficiaries 22-24 

Resolutions on Endowment Interest 36 

Resolution of Thanks 36 

Religious Services ...36 

Standing Resolutions „. 39- 40 

Index of Woman's Home and Foreign Missionary Society Proceedings. 

Address of Mrs. W. H. James 48-52 

Committee of Nomination ..43 

Committees Appointed 44 

Constitution and By-Laws 57-59 

Officers 44 

Paper by Mrs. Peschau 46-48 

Roll of Delegates 41 

Report of President of Executive Committee 42-43 

Report of Corresponding Secretary 45 

Reports from Churches 45 

Report of Committee on Resolutions 52 

Report of Committee on Letters and Papers 53 

Report of Auditing Committee 53 

Report of Treasurer 53-55 

Resolutions 55 



MINUTES 



EIGHTY-FOURTH ANNUAL MEETING 



EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 

Synod and Ministerium 



NORTH CAROLINA, 



HELD IN 



ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH, IREDELL COUNTY, N. C, 



Beginning Friday, April 29th, 1887. 



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HENKEL & CO., PRINTERS, NEW MARKET, VA. : 
Office of the Shenandoah Valley, Our- Church Paper, &c. 



I 



MINUTES 



EIGHTY-FOURTH ANNUAL MEETING 



EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 

Synod and Ministerium 



NORTH CAROLINA, 



ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH, IREDELL COUNTY, N. C, 

Beginning Friday, April 29th, 1887. 



HENKEL & CO., PRINTERS, NEW MARKET, VA. : 
Office of the Shenandoah Valley, Our Church Paper, &c. 



OFFICERS OF SYNOD. 



President— Rev. F. W. E. PESCHAU Wilmington, N. C. 

Reo. Sec— Rev. J. L. BUCK Gibsonville, N. C. 

Cor. Sec— Rev. H. M. BROWN Troutman's, K C. 

Treasurer— Col. P. N. HEILIG Salisbury, N. C. 



TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING. 



The 85th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of 
North Carolina will be held in St. James' Church, Concord, N. C, be- 
ginning on Friday before the first Sunday in May, 1888. 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

EIGHTY-FOURTH ANNUAL SESSION 

OF THE 

Evan. L Synod of North Carolina. 



St. Michael's Evang. Luth. Church, 
Iredell Co., N. C. 

Friday, April 29, 1887. 

Synod met, according to adjournment, at 10 o'clock, 
A. M. Services were conducted by the Secretary, after 
which the President, Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, preached the 
opening sermon from 1 Chron. 12, 32, whereupon the Synod 
was duly opened according to the form laid down in the 
Book of Worship. The roll was called, and the following 
ministers and lay -delegates were enrolled : 

Ministers. Ordained. Post-office. Lay-Delegates. 

Rev. S. Rothrock 1833. ..Gold Hill, N. C 

" J. B. Davis, D. D.1834...Mt. Pleasant, N. C. ...Capt. Jonas Cook. 

" W. H. Cone* 1858. ..New Market, Va 

" W. Kimball 1859.. .China Grove, N. C 

" J. D. Shirey I860.. .Bear Poplar Jno. P. Lentz. 

" G. F. Schaeffer*... 1861. ..Monroe, Ga. 

" A. D. L. Moser....l863... D. D. Ritcbie. 

" W. R. Ketchie 1868. ..Kappa, N. C 

" J. H. Fesperman..l868...Statesville, N. C 

" R. L. Brown 1868.. .Salisbury, N. C 

" E. P. Parker 1871. ..Salem, N. C 

" H. M. Brown 1873...Troutman, N. C E. L. Cloninger. 

" P. E. Zink 1873...Linwood, N. C 

" F. W. E. Pescbau,1873... Wilmington, N. C A. D. Wessell. 

" R. W. Petrea 1876... Concord, N. C Geo. E. Ritchie. 

" W. A. Lutz 1877...Enochville, N. C D. M. Isenhour. 

♦Absent and excused. 



4 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Ministers. Ordained. Post-office. Lay-Delega/tes. 

Rev. J. A. Linn 1877... Mt. Pleasant, N. C... 

" J. M. Hedrick 1877... 

" W. G. Campbell.. .1877.. .Concord, N. C R. A. Brown. 

" J. L. Buck 1878... Gibson ville, N. C Jno. Wagoner, Jr. 

" D. J. Koontz, col.*1880... Concord, N. C 

" Wm. Stoudenmire 1880... Salisbury, N. C 

" J. W. Strickler 1881. ..Salisbury, N. C Nathan Brown. 

" C. A. Rose .1882.. .Zeb, N. C Jno. D. Ketchie. 

" T. S. Brown 1883. . . Charlotte, N. C Capt. T. L. Seagle. 

" Natnan Clapp,col.*1884... Burlington, N. C 

" Sam'l Holt, col 1884. ..Burlington, N. C 

" H. A. Trexler 1886.. .Rockwell, N. C Dr. C. M. Poole. 

" W. R. Brown 1886... P. A. Sloop. 

" C. B. King 1887... Salisbury, N C Col. P. N. Heilig. 

VACANT CHURCHES. 

Concordia — D. M. Cooper. 

Forsyth Mission— Jas. W. Newsom. 

Mt. Hermon and Coldwater — Jno. N. Barringer. 

Davidson charge— D. W. Michael. 

Davie Mission. 

The President now read his annual report, which was 
received and referred to the proper committee. 

President's Report. 

Beloved Brethren — Greetings in the name of our dear Lord 
Jesus ! We should be deeply thankful to God for the many mercies 
bestowed upon us during another year, and in entering with one another 
on the duties of a new year. We were mercifully spared from destruc- 
tion by a mighty earthquake. Let us in entering upon the work of a 
new Synodical year devoutly beseech God for Divine protection and 
Divine guidance, and may we learn to do all we can, and to leave the 
results of all our efforts and all our deliberations in God's hands and 
subject to His wise counsels. His Providence has preserved us, has 
preserved our Synod and all her interests, has preserved peace in our 
midst and blessed our labors. The various efforts to unify our Church 
South, have culminated in the merging of the General Synod South into 
the United Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church South, thus 
uniting all the Lutheran Synods in the South Atlantic States into one 
general body. This gratifying fact and the attending data and circum- 

*Absent and excused. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 5 

stances, etc., will be more fully brought before Syuod in the report of 
the delegates to the late General Synod and Diet. 

It is to be sincerely hoped and devoutly wished that, in view of 
this union, the N. C. Conference of our sister Synod, the Tennessee 
Synod, will unite with us, and become a component part of our Synod, 
and I trust that some action looking towards such a consummation will 
be taken by your honorable body. 

I submit herewith some official information and an account of offi- 
cial duties performed : 

RESIGNATIONS. 

Rev. Wm. Stoudenmire resigned as pastor of St. John's Evangelical 
Lutheran Church, in Salisbury, according to the stipulations agreed 
upon during our last Synodical convention. 

Rev. J. M. Hedrick resigned as pastor of the Davidson charge, 
Nov. 4, 1886. 

Rev. A. D. L. Moser resigned the Bethel charge, but was re-elected 
by the Bethel and St. Stephen churches of said charge, and a petition 
submitted to me for approval, properly signed by the officers and mem- 
bers of said churches, and asking that pastor Moser be allowed to 
continue as pastor of the same. In view of this and in view of the 
additional fact, that no word of objection was sent me by the Albemarle 
congregation, I ventured to give the desired permission, as the best 
thing to do under the circumstances, in the hope that Synod would 
kindly ratify my action and endorse the new arrangement by its own 
action for next year, as the petitioners of said churches desire and re- 
quest. The papers in the above case are herewith submitted to Synod. 

Rev. B. S. Brown resigned as pastor of the China Grove and Luther 
Chapel churches, the resignation going into effect Dec. 31, 1886, to 
accept a call to the church at Hickory, in the bounds of the Tennessee 
Synod. 

Rev. R. W. Petrea resigned as pastor of St. John's and Prosperity 
churches, Feb. 7, 1887, the resignation to take effect at the end of the 
present year. 

OEKTIFIOATES OF DISMISSAL. 

Rev. Wm. Stoudenmire, in October, 1886, upon his written request, 
was furnished a letter of honorable dismissal to the East Ohio Synod. 
The letter was promptly mailed him upon receipt of his letter, and as 
he directed, but it did not reach him, as he took a trip to Europe. It 
was forwarded from office to office, as he no doubt directed, and after 
having gone to the city of London, England, it came back to me, and is 
still in my possession. This is indeed an unusual occurrence, and Bro. 
Stoudenmire is therefore still a member of our body. 



6 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Jan. 13, 1887, a certificate of honorable dismissal to the Tennessee 
Synod was given Rev. B. S. Brown, he having entered on his duties in 
a field of labor of that sister Synod. 

CALLS ACCEPTED. 

Rev. H. A. Trexler accepted the call tendered him by the St. Peter's 
charge, and entered on his duties as pastor, in July, 1886. 

Rev. W. G. Campbell accepted the call, tendered him by St. James 
church, Concord, and began his labors as pastor in September, 1886. 

Rev. C. B. King (Licentiate) accepted a call from St. John's church, 
Salisbury, and began his labors last August. 

INSTALLATIONS. 

Sunday, September , 1886, Rev. W. R. Brown was duly installed 
as pastor of the Organ pastorate, in Organ church, by Rev. W. Kimball 
and your President, the former delivering the charge to the people, the 
latter to the pastor. 

On Thanksgiving Day, 1886, Rev. W. G. Campbell was duly in- 
stalled as pastor of St. James church, in Concord, by Rev. W. A. Lutz 
and your President. Pastor Lutz delivered the charge to the pastor, 
and pastor Peschau to the people. 

On March 6, 1887, Rev. H. A. Trexler was duly installed as pastor 
of the St. Peter's charge, by Rev. C. A. Rose, under full authority of 
the President. 

Arrangements had been perfected to install pastor Trexler on 
Thanksgiving Day morning, and so accordingly your President pro- 
ceeded on his journey from Concord to St. Peter's church in a private 
conveyance. It was a very stormy, rainy day, and the roads were 
fearfully muddy, but St. Peter's church was reached in ample time. 
Rev. J. W. Strickler, who was also to take part in the installation, also 
came, but the Council of only one of the churches, composing the 
charge, was present, and the installation could not take place. 

NEW MEMBERS RECEIVED. 

Rev. H. A. Trexler sent me a letter of honorable dismissal from the 
Pennsylvania Synod, Sept. 21, 1886. 

Rev. W. G. Campbell sent me a letter of honorable dismissal from 
the Alleghany Synod, July 1, 1886. 

August 10, 1886, I received from Rev. W. R. Brown, a letter of 
honorable dismissal from the Pennsylvania Synod, dated July 31, 1886. 

Rev. C. B. King, a licentiate of the Southwest Virginia Synod, sent 
me, Oct. 7, 1886, his licensure, depositing the same- with me until this 
present meeting of Synod. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 7 

We welcome these new brethren into our Synod, and rejoice with 
them over the success already achieved, and wish them continued suc- 
cess and God's blessing on all their labors. 

CANDIDATE FOE ORDINATION. 

Rev. C. B. King, licentiate of the S. W. Va. Synod, having properly 
presented his papers to Synod, appears before us a candidate for ordi- 
nation. 

I would recommend that an examining committee be appointed, 
and that the proper steps be taken to ordain the brother. 

SUPPLIES. 

Rev. A. D. L. Moser for a short time acted as supply of the Mt. 
Hermon and Cold Water churches. 

Mr. C. B. Miller acted as supply of Concordia church for three 
months, under the supervision of pastor Lutz. 

Rev. S. Rothrock is supplying Luther church, of the St. Peter's 
charge. 

Rev. W. Kimball has been supplying the China Grove and Luther 
Chapel churches during the past few months, made vacant by the resig- 
nation of Rev. B. S. Brown. 

VACANCIES. 

The Davidson charge is vacant. 

The Albemarle congregation is without a pastor. It asks the fos- 
tering care of Synod, in a letter of its council to your President. I 
would recommend that it be connected with some church or churches 
as part of a charge. 

The Mooresville Mission, the Davie Mission, are without pastors. 

CORNER STONE LAYING. 

On Aug. 19, 1886, the corner stone of St. Michael's Evangelical 
Lutheran Church, Iredell county, N. C, Rev. H. M. Brown, pastor, 
was duly and formally laid. 

UNDER THE CLOUDS OF SORROW. 

The oldest pastor of our Synod has been called to the rest of the 
saints. Rev. J. B. Anthony, an old and faithful laborer in our dear 
Zion, died at his residence, near Mt. Pleasant, in November, 1886, and 
was buried Tuesday, Nov. 22, 1886, the venerable Dr. J. B. Davis and 
your President officiating on the sad occasion. 

It is also with deep and sincere sympathy and sorrow that we are 
called upon to chronicle the sad fact, that the beloved wife of our noble 
and faithful brother in Christ, Rev. J. M. Hedrick, likewise the beloved 
wife of our noble and faithful brother in Christ, Rev. Prof. J. A. Linn, 



8 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

has departed this life. To assure these, our dearly beloved brethren, 
of our sympathy, and to give proper expression of our appreciation of 
the departed, your President would recommend : 

1. That a committee of two be appointed to draft proper resolu- 
tions, and to give a condensed sketch of Father Anthony's life and 
labors, and that a page in our printed Minutes be given the same. 

2. That a committee of two be appointed to submit to Synod proper 
resolutions expressive of our sympathy with our deeply beloved breth- 
ren, Revs. Hedrick and Linn. 

3. It seems proper that notice of the life, labors, and death of Rev. 
T. S. Heilig, should be taken. He was a son of North Carolina, lived 
and labored long in North Carolina, and as a member of this Synod, his 
family is in our midst and he is buried in our State. 

I would therefore recommend, that a third committee be appointed 
to report some suitable action in this case. 

OTJR MISSIONARY — KEV. W. P. SWAETZ. 

I rejoice to be able to say, that our Missionary to India, Rev. W. 
P. Swartz, has safely returned to our country, after an absence of two 
years, and that from a letter sent me the other day, I have the assurance 
that he will be at our Synod over Sunday, if at all possible. I am sure 
we will all hail his advent in our midst with much and great joy, and 
heartily welcome him. God bless his visit to our good. 

OUB INSTITUTIONS OF LEARNING. 

Our College. — "Thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory," our 
noble and faithful agent of N. C. College, Rev. W. Kimball, in his en- 
dowment,' efforts, has already secured about $11000.00. Prospects are 
brightening, and if only we all rally around, and all work for, and all 
give to, and all pray for, the school of learning our fathers left us, she 
will surely and grandly succeed. 

Our Seminary. — Our Female Seminary, under the efficient manage- 
ment of Rev. Prof. J. A. Linn, is doing a good and noble work. A 
trouble confronts us. A judgment has been rendered against the insti- 
tution for debt. This debt was not contracted by Prof. Linn, but must 
be met by him and by us all. By all means, brethren, let liberal and 
wise things be done to stay this judgment and to make a satisfactory 
settlement. A transcript of judgment is herewith submitted to Synod 
for action. 

May God guide us in our deliberations in the interests of our Insti- 
tutions. 

W. H. AND F. M. SOCIETIES. 

We learn with very great pleasure, that the noble women of our 
Church are carrying on their work with great zeal and great success, 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 9 

and that their societies have increased in numbers and in membership) 
and in financial contributions, during the past year, and that their con- 
vention at Enochville was a great success. It is to be hoped that they 
will yet render our Synod many valuable services, and help in all our 
general undertakings. 

I would recommend that the Minutes of their late convention be 
printed with ours, on terms that shall be made satisfactory to Synod 
and to the Societies. 

And now, brethren, thanking you for all your kindness to me and 
forbearance with me, and wishing you God's blessing in your delibera^ 
tions and labors, I turn over to your care the interests of the venerable 
Synod of North Carolina. 

F. W. E. PESCHAU, President. 

Election of Officers. 

The election of officers for the ensuing year resulted 
as follows : 

Kev. F. W. E. Peschau, . . . President. 

" J. L. Buck, Rec. Secretary. 

" H. M. Brown, Cor. Secretary. 

Col. P. 1ST. Heilig, Treasurer. 

Synod now took a recess, subject to the call of the 
President. Prayer by the Rev. C. A. Rose. 

Friday, 2 o'clock, P. M. 

Synod reassembled, and was opened with prayer by 
Rev. J. B. Davis, D. D. The roll having been called, it 
was, on motion, resolved to pass over the reading of min- 
utes till to-morrow morning's session. 

Mr. C. B. Miller and J. H. Ritchie, theological stu- 
dents, being present, were invited to seats as advisory 
members of Synod. 

Two delegates having presented themselves from the 
St. Peter's charge, claiming seats as members of Synod, it 
was, on motion, resolved to refer this matter to a'commit- 
tee on credentials. Committee — Revs. T. S. Brown, W. 
A. Lutz, and Mr. Jno. Wagoner. Rev. D. A. Goodman, 



10 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

oftlie Tennessee Synod, being present, was, on motion, 
invited to a seat as advisory member of this body. 
The following resolutions were adopted : 

Resolved 1. That the first hour of each morning be devoted to the 
consideration of the new constitution, until that matter be disposed of. 

2. That for the purpose of intelligent consideration of the new con- 
stitution, it be read entire before Synod, and then be taken up and 
considered by sections. 

3. That the address on Education be heard to-morrow at 2.30 
o'clock, and that the address on Missions be heard on Monday at 11 
o'clock. 

4. That a sermon be preached to-morrow at 11 o'clock, followed by 
confession and absolution. 

Keports on the State of the Church were now called 
for and read. 

The following Standing Committees were announced 
by the President : 

Standing Committees. 

1. Committee on President's Report : Revs. R. W. 
Petrea, S. Rothrock, and Mr. A. D. Wessell. 

2. State of the Church : Revs. J. W. Strickler, H. M. 
Brown, and E. L. Cloninger. 

3. Church Institutions: Revs. W. R. Brown, J. A. 
Linn, Geo. Ritchie. 

4. Missions: Revs. J. D. Shirey, T. S. Brown, and D. 
M. Isenhour. 

5. Unfimshed Business : Revs. A. D. L. Moser, H. A. 
Trexler. 

6. Proceedings of Conference : Revs. J. M. Hedrick, C. 
B. King, Nathan Brown. 

7. Petitions: Revs. C. A. Rose, H. A. Trexler, W. 
Kimball, Capt. Jonas Cook, and Mr. A. D. Wessell. 

8. Pastoral Districts : Revs. W. A. Lutz, J. A. Linn, 
H. M. Brown, and J. P. Lentz. 

9. Vacancies : Revs. T. S. Brown, W. R. Ketchie, W. 
A. Lutz, and Mr. Jas. W. Newsoni. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 11 

10. Finance : Capt. T. L. Seigle, Messrs. J. Wagoner, 
D. D. Eitchie, and A. D. Wessell. 

11. Appointment : Eevs. W. G. Campbell, W. Kimball, 
C. B. King. 

12. Appropriations: Eevs. H. M. Brown, J. M. Hed- 
rick, and Mr. E. A. Brown. 

The Committee on Synodical Constitution offered the 
following report, which was received and adopted : 

Report of Committee on Constitution. 

The committee, appointed to draft a new constitution, beg leave to 
say, that they have had this work under prayerful consideration during 
the year, and are now prepared to present to Synod the result of their 
labor, for examination. J. D. SHIREY, 

WHITSON KIMBALL, 
JESSE W. MILLER, 

Committee. 

The President of the Board of Trustees of N. C. Col- 
lege, read his annual report. The report was received and 
referred to the Committee on Church Institutions. 

North Carolina College Report. 

North Carolina College was first started as Western North Carolina 
Male Academy. The need of such an institution was generally felt. 
It was located, by fair competition, at Mt. Pleasant. The people gener- 
ally rallied to its support, and contributed of their money by hundreds 
for the purchase of the ground and the erection of suitable buildings 
thereon. The buildings are there, a monument of the Zealand liberality 
of the people in those days. Students came in from every direction, 
and the tuitionary revenue and incidental fees were amply sufficient to 
cover expenses. Under the efficient administration of Rev. William 
Gerhardt, D. D. , the school was raised to college standing. A charter 
was obtained from the Legislature of North Carolina, which gives due 
protection to the College and village against everything of a corrupting 
and demoralizing nature. An effort was then made to raise an endow- 
ment of $20,000. The effort proved successful. To this object mem- 
bers of the church contributed liberally, some individuals giving a 
$1000 a piece, all in cash. By the prudent management of the Board 
of Trustees, the money was safely invested, having the State of North 
Carolina for security. The interest was regularly and punctually paid 



12 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

every six months. This income, together with tuitionary and incidental 
revenue, enabled the Board of Trustees to have the exercises of the 
College carried on prosperously and efficiently. But adversity awaited 
the College. The war came, and with it all its attendant and direful 
results. The endowment was swept away. This, with other causes, 
perhaps crippled the operations of the College. It has been laboring 
under disadvantages ever since. There is not that rallying to its sup- 
port and patronage which it ought to have. During the present session 
the school has been doing well. It has upon its roll sixty students 
more or less. The professors are efficient and attentive to their duties. 
They have introduced a code of rules and regulations which are very 
salutary in their operation. The students are studious, subordinate, 
and gentlemanly. Every thing about the College indicates good order 
and quietness, so much so, that citizens have been heard to say, that 
they hardly know that there is a college there. There will be several 
graduates at the coming commencement. The College deserves the 
fostering care of the Synod. It has already done a good work educa- 
tionally. Its pupils have qualified themselves for usefulness in their 
day and to their generation, and some have risen to prominence in 
society and occupy prominent professional and useful positions in life, 
who, otherwise, would have remained in comparative obscurity. By a 
united rallying to its support and patronage, it can be elevated to still 
greater usefulness to the church and society, than it has hitherto accom- 
plished. There is a propensity on the part of some members of the 
church to send their sons and daughters to some foreign schools, at a 
greater expense than they could be educated at home, not because their 
educational training would be more thorough, but vainly imagine 
that the name will give special and peculiar embellishment to their 
graduation. This is unwise policy, and must prove, more or less, detri- 
mental to the prosperity of our schools at home. There is much truth 
in a wise observation handed down to us from former days : "United 
we stand, divided we fall." 

Respectfully submitted, 

SAMUEL ROTHROCK, 
President Board of Trustees. 

The report of Committee of Conference with Woman's 
Home and Foreign Missionary Society was read, received, 
and adopted : 

Report of Committee on Foreign Missions. 

Your Committee on Foreign Missions to co-operate with the Wo- 
man's Executive Committee of the Woman's Home and Foreign Mis- 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 13 



sionary Societies, beg leave to report, that a convention of the Woman's 
Home and Foreign Missionary Societies of Sj'nod was held in St. Enoch 
Church, April 26 and 27, 1887, which was well attended. Nearly all of 
the auxiliary societies were represented, and several new societies re- 
ported. They are doing a great and good work. They raised for dif- 
ferent purposes, such as Foreign and Home Missions, and the Zenana 
Hospital, in India, over $450, during the year. They have taken and 
raised one share of $ 100 in the Zenana Hospital. A more consecrated 
body of Christians than they, I have not seen. A resolution was 
passed, thanking Synod for publishing their Minutes last year, and they 
most respectfully ask the same favor again this year ; assuring us that 
nothing but their Minutes will be presented for publication. 

"I intreat thee also true yokefellow help those women which labor 
with us in the Gospel," and recommend that Synod publish their Min- 
utes along with the Minutes of Synod, free of charge. 
Respectfull3 r submitted, 

WM. A. LUTZ, 
JNO. B. DAVIS. 

The following committee was, by resolution, appoint- 
ed for the ensuing year : Bev. W. A. Lutz, J. W. Stick- 
ler, and C. B. King. 

The Advisory Board of Missions now read its report, 
which was received to be considered by items. 

Report of Advisory Board of Missions. 

The Advisory Board of Missions would respectfully report, that they 
have done very little during the year. Lexington and Mooresville both 
express the desire to abandon, for the present, the idea of erecting 
houses of worship, unless they can in some way be supplied with preach- 
ing regularly. 

We recommend that Synod take some positive action at this session 
in regard to both of these congregations. 

The Forsyth Mission sends to this Synod the Macedonian cry, 
"Come over and help us." The Northern Conference had the Lord's 
Supper administered in one of the churches (Nazareth) twice during 
the year, andthree of them were served by Rev. E. P. Parker. 

They have, I learn, unanimously elected Rev. H. M. Brown as their 
pastor, and ask Synod to aid them in securing his services. 

If brother Brown can leave his present charge without detriment to 
the cause of Christ, we would recommend that he be chosen as Synod's 
Missionary to that field, which is calling so loudly for him, and that 



14 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Synod supplement his salary out of next year's funds, or by special as- 
sessment. Respectfully submitted, 

WM. A. LXJTZ, 
F. M. THOMPSON, 
J. M. HEDRICK. 
April 26, 1887. 

Pending discussion, Synod adjourned to meet to- 
morrow morning at 8£ o'clock. Benediction by the Presi- 
dent. 

Saturday, April 30, 8£ o'clock, A. M. 

Synod met. 

Prayer by Eev. J. I). Shirey. 

Minutes were read and approved. 

The hour set apart for hearing the Constitution of 
Synod having arrived, a portion of it was read, after which 
Eeports on the State of the Church were continued and 
completed, both lay and clerical. 

Financial and Parochial Eeports were now called for 
and handed in. 



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MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 17 

The hour lor divine service having arrived, Synod 
took a recess till 2 o'clock this afternoon. Benediction by 
Rev. W. R. Brown. 

At 11 o'clock, A. M., Rev. R. W. Petrea preached from 
Gen. 19, 17. 

2 o'clock, P. M. 

Synod met, and was opened with prayer by Rev. J. 
W. Strickler. 

On motion, the reading' of minutes was postponed till 
Monday morning. 

The Treasurer now read his report, which was received 
and referred to Committee on Finance. 

The hour set apart for the address on Education 
having arrived, Rev. W. A. Lutz now delivered an address 
on this subject, whereupon it was 

Resolved, That we have heard with great pleasure the address of 
our brother, Rev. W. A. Lutz, on Education, and that a vote of thanks 
be tendered him. 

2. Recognizing the necessity of the dissemination of such informa- 
tion, we respectfully request the author to furnish a copy of his address 
to the Lutheran Visitor for publication. 

The Report of Advisory Board of Missions was re- 
sumed and considered by items. 

Item 1, referred to Committee on Missions. 

Item 2, referred to Committee on Missions. 

The Report of Committee on Beneficiary Education 
was now read. 

The report was, on motion, received as information. 

Report of Committee on Act of Incorporation of the 
Synod was read. The report was adopted and ordered to 
be incorporated with Constitution. 

Committee on Charter. 

Your committee would report that the duty assigned us has been 
attended to, and we herewith present the Charter to Synod, in the hope 
that our work may prove satisfactory. We would recommend, 

1. That a vote of thanks be tendered his honor Lieut. Governor C. 
M. Stedman, of Wilmington, and Hon. S. J. Pemberton, Senator from 



18 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Stanley and Cabarrus Counties, for their kindly offices in securing in a 
prompt and satisfactory manner the passage of the "Act of Incorpora- 
tion," and transmitting the same to your committee. 

2. That the Charter be read in Synod, and if satisfactory, as we 
believe it will be found in reading and hearing it, that it be printed in 
the Minutes of Synod, in connection with the Constitution. 
Respectfully submitted, 

F. W. E. PESCHAU, 

L. VOLLERS, 

H. C. MCALLISTER, 

Committee. 

The Charter was read, and the report of the Commit- 
tee and the Charter adopted without a dissenting voice. 

An Act to Incorporate "The Evangelical Lutheran Synod and 
Ministerium of North Carolina." 

The General Assembly of North Carolina Do Enact : 

Seotion 1. That the Evangelical Lutheran Synod and Ministerium 
of North Carolina, organized October 17, A. D., 1803, is hereby created 
a body politic and corporate under the name and style of "The Evan- 
gelical Lutheran Synod and Ministerium of North Carolina," with power 
to receive, purchase, and hold real and personal estate, and may sue and 
be sued, plead and be impleaded, contract and be contracted with ; 
may have a common seal and perpetual succession, and have all such 
rights and privileges and powers as Lutheran usages require, and the 
Constitution and Laws of the State of North Carolina allow. 

Section 2. The said corporation may adopt such rules, regula- 
tions, constitution, or by-laws, as may be deemed necessary or proper 
for the government and management of the same, not inconsistent with 
the laws of the State or United States, and may enjoy and exercise all 
the rights and powers set forth in chapter sixteen, volume one of "The 
Code," not inconsistent with this act. 

Section 3. That this act shall be in force from and after its 
ratification. 

Ratified Feb. 2, 1887. 

Synod adjourned till Monday, 8 o'clock. Prayer by 
Bev. Dr. J. B. Davis. 

May 2, 8 o'clock, A. M. 
Synod opened with singing and prayer by Bev. J. D. 
Shirey. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 19 

On motion, roll call was omitted. 

The delegate from St. Peter's cliurcli made his appear- 
ance, and his credentials were put into the hands of Com- 
mittee on Credentials. 

On motion, Prof. J. A. Buck, of Frieden's Academy, 
was invited to a seat as advisory member of Synod. 

The reading of constitution was now completed. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

The Committee on College Agents now read their 
report, which was received for future consideration. 

Report of Committee on Agents for the Endowment of 
North Carolina College. 

1. Your committee beg leave to report, that the agent, Rev. W. 
Kimball, who was selected by the Synod to canvass the churches for 
the purpose of endowing the College, has been faithfully engaged in 
this work during the past Synodical year. We are happy to report, 
that he has met with marked success, having secured about $11000.00, 
with nearly one-half of the congregations yet to be canvassed. 

2. We are also gratified to report, that our agent at large, Rev. F. 
W. E. Peschau, has been at work, and, in addition to paving the way 
to a greater success, has secured, in subscriptions and money, more 
than $300.00 without one cent of cost to the Synod. 

3. We have to report further, that the agent, Rev. W. Kimball, has 
resigned the work. Your Committee would recommend : 

4. That the work of endowing the College be continued. 

5. That a successor be appointed, by this Synod, to continue this 
work until it be completed, and that he be paid out of the interest ac- 
cruing upon the funds of the College. 

6. That Rev. Kimball's salary is now due, and that it be paid at 
once, as agreed upon by resolution of Synod. 

We herewith turn over to Synod the College Endowment Books. 
Respectfully submitted, 

J. A. LINN, 
C. A. ROSE. 

On motion, Synod took a recess of one-half hour for 
Committee work. 

Synod resumed business, and the Chairman of delega- 
tion to the United Synod and Diet read his report, which 
was received and adopted. 



20 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Report of Delegates to Genera! Synod and Diet. 

The delegates, appointed to attend the Southern General Synod and 
the Diet of the Southern Lutheran Church, have attended to the duty 
assigned them. These Bodies met in St. Mark's Church, Roanoke, Va., 
June 23-28, 1886. Much business of importance was transacted. The 
deliberations were harmonious and fraternal. For a full exhibit of the 
transactions, reference must be had to the elaborate reports which ap- 
peared in our church papers, and to the printed Minutes. The great 
object aimed at, was the prosperity of our Southern Lutheran Church 
by its unification in one general body. For the attainment of this de- 
sired object, the proceedings were characterized by caution and pru- 
dence. The object was finally consummated without a negative voice, 
and the two bodies were merged into one, under the name of ' 'The United 
Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the South." The United 
Synod then proceeded to organize regularly, and much important busi- 
ness was transacted by it. It is a source of gratitude, that by the basis, 
on which the United Synod was organized, the true Confessions of the 
Church have been formally recognized and acknowledged. The hope is 
entertained, that, by the divine blessing, a prosperous future awaits our 
Lutheran Church in the South. 

The next convention of the United Synod of the Evangelical Luth- 
eran Church in the South, will assemble in the city of Savannah, Ga., 
on Thursday before the fourth Sunday in November, 1887, at 11 
o'clock, A. M. 

Respectfully submitted, 

SAMUEL ROTHROCK, 
F. W. E. PESCHAU, 
J. A. LINN, 
C. A. ROSE, 
T. S. BROWN, 
P. N. HEILIG. 

The Committee on Apportionment read their report, 
and after some discussion, it was, on motion, recommitted 
with a view to making some alteration in the column 
headed Foreign Missions. 

The Report of Committee on Credentials was now read. 
The report was received and adopted. 

Mr. D. D. Ritchie was, on motion, excused from further 
attendance upon the sessions of Synod. 

The Committee on Pastoral Districts were allowed to 
read, as information, a partial report. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OP NORTH CAROLINA. 21 

Tlie hour for Address on Missions having arrived, 
Synod adjourned to meet at 2 o'clock. Benediction by 
Rev. H. M. Brown. 

At 11 o'clock, Kev. J. D. Shirey delivered an address 
on the subject of Missions, which was in every way appro- 
priate, impressive, and highly instructive. 

2 o'clock, P. M. 

Synod met, and was opened with prayer by Rev. C. B. 
King. 

Boll call, and reading of minutes was, on motion, post- 
poned till to-morrow morning. 

Dr. C. M. Poole was, on motion, excused from further 
attendance upon the meetings of Synod. 

The Rev. R. A. Yoder, President of the Tennessee 
Synod, being present, was introduced to the President and 
Synod, and invited to a seat as an advisory member of this 
body. 

Resolved, That a vote of thanks by Synod be extended to Bro. 
Shirey for his earnest and instructive address on Missions, and that he 
be hereby requested to furnish a copy of the same for publication in the 
Lutheran Visitor and Our Church Paper. 

Report of Committee on Apportionment was now read. 
The report was received and adopted. 



22 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



Report of Committee on Apportionment. 

Me. President : Your Committee on Apportionment report the fol- 
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100 
5 35 

10 eo 

2 80 
5 00 
3i0 
5 00 
5 00 
100 
5 00 
5 00 
100 

3 00 
5 00 

1 00 
100 

2 00 
300 
300 
300 
5 00 
500 
300 
300 
300 

3 00 
500 
600 
200 
100 
100 


$5 00 
4 00 

4 00 
10 00 

10 
500 
2 00 
2 00 
7 00 

5 00 
100 
100 

4 65 

5 00 

2 20 
500 

3 00 
5 00 
5 00 
100 

10 00 
5 00 
100 
3 00 

1000 

100 
100 
100 
300 
300 
300 
500 
500 
300 
2 00 
200 
300 
500 
500 
300 
100 
100 


$ 55 00 


Ebenezer 


32 00 


St. Paul's, (Wilmington) 
St. John's, (Cabarrus Co.).... 
Prosperity 


135 00 

105 00 
15 00 


Sandy Creek 


30 00 


Pilgrim 


18 00 


Reformation 


15 00 


Center Grove 


65 00 
40 00 


S&iloh 


9 00 


Nazareth 


9 00 


St. Luke 


50 00 
60 00 


Grace 


32 50 


Union 


40 00 


Christiana 


25 00 


St. John's, (Salisbury) 


50 00 


St. Michael's 


45 00 


St. Paul's 


13 00 


Holy Trinity 


50 00 


Frieden's 


60 00 


Macedonia 


10 00 


St. Paul's, (Alamance) 


31 00 


St. James, (Concord) 


60 00 


Mt. Hermon 


19 00 


Cold Water 


19 00 


St. Mark's, (Charlotte). 
Bethel, (Stanly) 


26 00 
23 00 


St. Stephen's 


23 00 


Mt. Olive 


23 00 


St. Enoch 


65 00 


Trinity 


50 00 


Concordia 


28 00 


St. Matthew's 


26 00 


St. Peter's 


26 00 


Luther's Church 


18 00 


Bethel, (Rowan) 

St. Paul's, (Rowan) 

Christ's Church 


50 00 
50 00 
23 00 


St. Matthew's, (Davie) 


14 00 




7 00 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



23 



Report of Committee on Apportionment. — Continued. 





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2 00 


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100 


8 00 


Bethany 


3 00 
8 00 

3 00 

4 00 


2 00 
5 00 
2 00 
5 00 


100 
300 

2 00 

3 00 


100 
5 00 
100 
2 00 


100 
2 00 
100 
1 00 


800 




23 00 


Richland 


900 


Coble 


15 00 


Amity Hill 


2 00 


2 00 


2 00 


100 


100 


800 




2 00 


2 00 


300 


100 


100 


9 00 



Respectfully submitted, 



W. G. CAMPBELL, 
C. B. KING, 
W. KIMBALL. 



The Beport of Committee on President's report was 
read and received, to be considered by items. 

Report of Committee No. 1— On President's Report. 

Your Committee have examined the President's excellent report, 
and feel that a vote of thanks is by all means due him for the faithful 
manner in which he has discharged all his official duties during the past 
Synodical year But as he has already been so fully complimented and so 
highly honored in his re-election to the same office by a unanimous vote 
of this Synod, we deem it unnecessary to offer him so small a thing as a 
vote of thanks. 

On this report we have the following recommendations to offer : 

1. That we regard with favor the recommendation of our good 
President in reference to the union of the North Carolina Conference of 
the Tennessee Synod with our North Carolina Synod, and we recommend 
a delegation be appointed from among the members of Synod, to meet 
with the Tennessee Synod to consummate such an arrangement as soon 
as practicable. 

Resolved, That we hail with pleasure the increasing evidence of 
fraternal union upon the part of the Tennessee and North Carolina 
Synods ; 

That we are glad to hear of the prospect of a union of the North 
Carolina Conference of the Tennessee Synod with our Synod, which, we 
trust, will be effected in the near future ; 



24 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAEOLINA. 

That in the event of the North Carolina Conference desiring to effect 
such a union with us, the Tennessee Synod permitting, we are ready to 
extend them a fraternal welcome into connection with our Synod. 

Resolved, That the Corresponding Secretary furnish a copy of these 
resolutions to the Tennessee Synod at its next convention. 

3. That his recommendation, touching the death of Father Anthony 
and of the wife of Brother Hedrick, and also the death of Brother Linn's 
wife, be carried out exactly*, as he suggests, and that a Committee of 
two be appointed to draft suitable resolutions on the death of each one, 
and that a Committee of two be appointed to prepare a suitable paper 
on the life and labors of the Rev. J. S. Heilig, dec'd. 

4. Concerning our Female Seminary and the judgment rendered 
against it, we recommend, that this question be submitted to the whole 
Synod for its serious consideration and proper action. 

5. We recommend, according to the wise suggestion of the Presi- 
dent, that the Minutes of the Woman's Home and Foreign Missionary 
Society be published with our Minutes, free of charge to the said Wo- 
man's Home and Foreign Missionary Society. 

6. We recommend, that the President's action in relation to the pe- 
tition from Bethel and St. Stephen congregation be ratified. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. W. PETREA, 
A. D. WESSELL, 
S. ROTHROCK. 

Items 1 and 2, adopted. 

Item 3, item adopted as amended. 

Items 4, 5, and 6, adopted. 

Report adopted as a whole. 

The Committee on Unfinished Business now read their 
report. 

Report of Committee on Unfinished Business. 

Your Committee on Unfinished Business would report the following : 

1. On page 15 of last year's Minutes, we find a resolution, request- 
ing and urging Pastors and Superintendents of Sunday-schools to con- 
tinue their Sunday-schools throughout the year. Has this request been 
complied with ? 

2, On page 15, we read that the negotiations for the consolidation 
of our Educational Institutions with those of the Tennessee Synod were 
referred to the officers of Synod. Have the officers of Synod anything 
to report on this matter ? 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 25 



3. On page 16, we read, that Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, Mr. L. Vollers, 
and Hon. H. C. McAlister, were appointed to procure from the General 
Assembly of this State, an act of incorporation for the Evangelical Luth- 
eran Synod and Ministerium of North Carolina, and on page 34, to have 
such changes made in the charter of North Carolina College, if any be 
necessary,- to have the two acts to harmonize ; also, on page 34, to pro- 
cure two Seals for the use of Synod. Have the Committee discharged 
those respective duties? 

4. On page 19, we read that delegates were elected to the South 
Carolina and Tennessee Synods. Did the delegates elected attend those 
Synods ? 

5. On page 15, we learn, that the Committee on College Agents had 
procured Rev. Kimball as Agent on Endowment Fund. Is that Agent 
ready to report? 

6. On page 24, did the Corresponding Secretary discharge his duty 
in reference to the "Guntoor Mission News," also in reference to Rev. 
W. P. Swartz ? 

7. On page 27, did our pastors forward to the Treasurer their col- 
lections for Home Missions, and did the Treasurer forward the same to 
the church in Charlotte as required ? 

8. On page 27, is the Committee on Rules of Order ready to report ? 

9. On page 34, is the Advisory Board of Missions ready to report ? 

10. On page 35, have the churches complied with the request of 
Synod in regard to the Richmond Mission? 

11. On page 35, is the Committee on the Blackw T elder will case 
ready to report ? 

12. On page 35, have the recommendations of the Committee on the 
following Mission points : Catawba, Lexington, Forsyth, Davie, Moores- 
ville, and the colored Mission — been carried out ? 

13. On page 37, your Committee desire to learn whether the Presi- 
dent of Synod has paid special attention to the colored Missionaries and 
their work as required ? 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. D. L. MOSER, 
H. A. TREXLER, 
P. A. SLOOP. 

Item 1. About one-half answered, yes. 
Item 2. Circumstances beyond the control of Commit- 
tee prevented their attendance. 
Item 3. Attended to. 
Item I. He did not attend. 
Item 5. The Committee has already reported. 



30 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

After recess Synod reassembled and resumed business. 
On motion, the constitution reported by the commit- 
tee was received as the property of Synod. 

Resolved, That we, having heard the proposed constitution with 
pleasure, return the hearty thanks of Synod to the committee for 
their faithful and careful work in the preparation of the manuscript. 

Resolved, That we deem it inadvisable to proceed further with the 
discussion of the constitution at this Synod. 

Resolved, That the pastors of churches in our congregations are ex 
officio the superintendents of Sunday schools. 

Resolved, That the Church Councils are the proper persons to elect 
or appoint assistant superintendents or superintendent for schools, that 
it may be beyond the power of the pastor to superintend. 

Report of Committee on Pastoral Districts again read 
their report as information. 

Resolved 1. That Synod regrets its inability to give such assistance 
to Rev. D. J. Koontz that the importance of his work demands. 

2. That we assure him of our hearty sympathy with him in his 
work, and pray God's blessing upon the 2d Lutheran Church of Concord. 

3. That we request all our pastors to take during the year, a collec- 
tion in each of their churches, for the benefit of Rev. D. J. Koontz. 

Synod adjourned to meet at the call of the President. 
Prayer by Rev. R. A. Yoder. 

May 3, 2£ o'clock. 
Synod met. 

Prayer by Rev. W. R. Ketchie. 

On motion, roll call and reading of minutes was 
omitted. 

Resolved, That that item of the committee's report on the President's 
Report, touching the liquidation of the judgment against Mt. Pleasant 
Female Seminary, be acted upon; and that Synod instruct the Board of 
Trustees of said institution to borrow a sufficient sum of money, and no 
more, to pay up said judgment ; and that Synod appropriate §100.00 
of its funds each year until said debt shall have been liquidated ; and 
also take voluntary contributions for said purpose. 

On motion, a vote of tbanks was voted our worthy 
President for blank forms for delegates to other ecclesias- 
tical bodies and orders on treasury. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 31 

Your committee, appointed to prepare resolutions of sympathy 
respecting the death of Mrs. J. A. Linn and Mrs. J. M. Hedrick, have 
the following to offer : 

Wheeeas, Both of these sisters in Christ, the wives of Revs. J. A. 
Linn and J. M. Hedrick, have been called to quit the affairs of this life 
and go to their reward ; 

Resolved, That in their death our church has lost two most worthy 
and exemplary members, and the W. H. & F. M. cause, strong friends 
and earnest workers. 

Resolved, That we extend to these bereaved brethren our deepest 
sympathy, in this their hour of gloom, and rejoice in the fact, that they 
have the assurance that even this affliction will work for their good, if 
they love the Lord, which we know they do. 
Respectfully submitted, 

W. A. LUTZ, 
R. W. PETREA. 

The Committee on Pastoral Districts made their re- 
port. The report was received and adopted. 

We, your Committee on Pastorates, have surveyed the field, and 
find that several changes in pastorates should be made and several new 
pastorates formed. We would, if we could, so arrange the churches, 
that each one could have preaching at least once in two weeks, but we 
cannot. We submit the following arrangement : 

1. Nazareth, Shiloh, Hopewell, and Winston. 

2. Sandy Creek, Pilgrim's, and, Bethany. 

3. Reformation, Christ's, St. Matthew's, (Davie) and Providence. 

4. Bethel (Rowan) and St. Paul's (Rowan). 

5. Salem and St. Luke's. 

6. Concordia and Grace. This is to be a charge after Nov., 1887, 
if they can secure a pastor ; if not, Grace to remain with Salem pastor- 
ate, and Concordia be associated with the Enochville pastorate. 

7. Enochville and Trinity. 

8. Luther Chapel and Centre Grove. 

9. Organ and Ebenezer. 

10. Union and Christiana. 

11. St. Matthew's and St. Peter's. 

12. St. Steven's, Bethel, and Mt. Olive. 

13. St. John's. 

14. Prosperity, Mt. Carmel, Cold Water, and Mt. Herman. 

15. St. James' (Concord), with Lexington as a mission point. 

16. St. John's, Salisbury, with Statesville as a mission point. 



28 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

ings of the Term. Synod to us, assuring us of their unabated interest in 
our work. He also brings to the notice of Synod a proposed union of the 
congregations of the North Carolina and the Tenn. Synods, worshiping 
in Pilgrim Church, Davidson Co., N. C. As to this matter we recom- 
mend that it be referred to the discretion of the future pastor of the 
Davidson charge. 

No. 10 is a petition from Amity Hill Church, praying to be receiv- 
ed into full connection with this Synod. We recommend that this peti- 
tion be granted. Respectfully, 

C. A. ROSE, 

H. A. TREXLER, 

Capt. JONAS COOK, 

W. KIMBALL, 

A. D. WESSELL. 

Items 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, adopted. 

Items 7 and 8, adopted. 

Items 9 and 10, adopted. 

Report adopted as a whole. 

Resolved 1. That Rev. W. G. Campbell be principal, and Rev. J. A. 
Linn, alternate, to deliver an address during the next meeting of Synod, 
on the subject of Education. 

2. That Rev. W. R. Brown be principal, and Rev. J. W. Strickler, 
alternate, to deliver an address on Missions, at the next meeting of 
Synod. 

Report of Committee on securing Seal for the Synod 
was now read, received, and adopted. 

Committee on Securing Seals. 

Your Committee on securing Seals for Synod would report, that 
two seals have been secured, one being in the possession of the Presi- 
dent, and the other in the hands of the Secretary of Synod. 

The impression made by the seal shows an open Bible, above which 
a baptismal bowl, and a plate with bread on it, and the cup of com- 
munion near it, are seen, giving the Lutheran idea of the Church, the 
Word, and Sacraments. Around this all appears in a circle the legend, 
"The Evangelical Lutheran Synod and Ministerium of North Carolina, 
organized October 17, 1803." The charges for the seals, for having them 
expressed to your committee and for expressing one to the Secretary, 
amount to $11.00, which sum has been paid the committee by the 
Treasurer of Synod. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. W. E. PESCHAU. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 29 

Eeport of Committee on State of the Church was 
read. Tlie report was received and adopted. 

Committee No. 2— On State of the Church. 

Mr. President, your Committee on State of the Church report the 
following : 

1. The attendance upon and observance of the means of grace are 
both encouraging and gratifying. 

2. The number added to our 51 churches and mission points by our 
17 pastors, during the past year, by confirmation, 301; by certificate 
from other churches, 115: and the loss by death, 68 ; and by certificate, 
77. Net gain, 271. 

3. The instruction of the young, especially in all the regular charges, 
has received a commendable attention, both in the Sunday schools and 
in the catechetical classes. 

4. The financial reports from most of our churches show a decided 
advance over last year in contributions. A few more W. H. & F. M. 
Societies and other Missionary Societies have been organized. We are 
glad that our people are growing in the missionary spirit, and in general 
benevolence. 

5. "Our pastors have observed, to a greater or less extent, the 
beautiful round of festivals in our church year, and some have held 
other special and beneficial services." 

There comes to us no report of any serious trouble. 
We rejoice in the peace and harmony that seems to prevail. May 
the God of peace continue to rule in the hearts of all more and more. 

6. While we have reason to believe that there has been some pro- 
gress made in piety among our people, we also have much reason to 
conclude that many have the form of godliness but deny the power 
thereof. One great need in our country congregations is more intelli- 
gence. More of our families should take the Lutheran Visitor. 

7. Mount Pleasant Female Seminary is in good spiritual condition. 
It needs more encouragement from members of Synod. We should 
make effort in all of our congregations to send up young ladies for this 
institution to educate. 

The spiritual condition of N. C. College is gratifying. 
Respectfully, 

J. W. STRICKLER, 
H. M. BROWN, 
E. L. CLONINGER. 

On motion, Synod took a recess, subject to the call of 
tlie President. 



26 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Item 6. Yes. 

Item 7. Six pastors answered, yes, in part. 

Item 8. Yes. 

Item 9. Yes. 

Item 10. Most of the clmrches have. 

Item 11, No report. 

Item 12. Answered in report of Advisory Board of 
Missions. 

Item 13. In part. 

Report adopted as a whole. 

The Committee on Pastoral Districts read their re- 
port. 

Resolved, That the further consideration of the Constitution be post- 
poned till the next annual meeting of Synod ; and that in the meantime 
the manuscript be passed from minister to minister for examination, and 
that no minister retain it more than two weeks ; and furthermore that 
each one, into whose hands it falls, shall send it to the minister, whose 
name follows his own in the annexed list, to-wit: Revs. Rothrock, 
Davis, Linn, Moser, Ketchie, Fesperman, R. L. Brown, H. M. Brown, 
Peschau, Petrea, Lutz, Hedrick, Buck, T. S. Brown, Strickler, Rose, 
W. R. Brown, Campbell, Trexler, Shirey. 

Pending discussion, Synod adjourned till to-morrow 
at 8 o'clock. 

Benediction by Rev. S. Bothrock. 

May 3, 8 o'clock, A. M. 

Synod met and was opened with prayer by Rev. T. S. 
Brown. 

Calling of roll was, on motion, omitted. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

The order of business was, on motion, suspended, for 
consideration of the Report of Committee on College Agents. 

On motion, this report was referred to Committee on 
Appropriations, as information. 

Resolved, That we note with pleasure the high standard of excellence 
maintained by the Lutheran Visitor ■ 

2. That we recognize in it a potent helper in our work as pastors, 
and recommend it as such to our people. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 27 

Besolved, That this Synod regrets the inability of Rev. W. P. Swartz, 
our Missionary to India, to be present at this convention of Synod, and 
that we renew our assumption of that portion of his salary apportioned 
to our Synod. 

Keport of Committee on Letters and Petitions was 

now read and received, to be considered by items. 
* 
Report of Committee on Letters and Petitions. 

Your Committee beg leave to submit the following : 

No. 1 is a letter from Rev. E. P. Parker, stating as an excuse for 
his absence, shortness of funds. We recommend that he be excused. 

No. 2 is a letter from Rev. D. J. Koontz, stating his reason for be- 
ing absent, viz., financial embarrassment. We recommend that he be 
excused. 

No. 3 is a communication from Rev. R. L Brown, (our afflicted 
brother) asking an interest in our prayers, and the sympathy of his 
friends in Christ. We recommend that a collection be taken in his be- 
half, and that special prayer be offered for him, led by Rev. F. W. E. 
Peschau. 

No. 4 is a letter from Rev. Prof. Rupp, asking Synod to excuse him 
for not being here. We recommend that he be excused. 

No. 5 is a letter from Rev. W. H. Cone, containing $8.00 for Synodi- 
cal purposes, also assuring us of his interest in our work, and stating his 
intention to meet us here if able to undertake the trip — as he is not pres- 
ent, we recommend that he be excused. 

No. 6 is a letter from Rev. G. F. Schaeffer, asking Synod to excuse 
him for absence, and also to elect a Trustee of North Carolina College 
in his stead. We recommend that his requests be granted. 

Nos. 7 and 8 are petitions from Lutherans of Mt. Carmel Church of 
the North Carolina Synod and Luther Union of the Tennessee Synod. — 
Petition No. 7 is signed by members of both congregations, in which it 
is stated that the two above mentioned congregations have merged into 
one, and now the united congregation asks to be received under the care 
of this Synod. But petition No. 8 from 26 members of Mt. Carmel 
Church begs Synod to take no note of said union ; that the whole pro- 
cedure of bringing about this union was rash and illegal. 

In view of the facts in the case, we recommend that no action be 
taken at this meeting, further than the appointing of Revs. S. Rothrock 
and A. D. L. Moser a Committee to visit Mt. Carmel Church — to investi- 
gate the matter more fully, to reconcile matters if possible, and to report 
the result at the next meeting of Synod. 

No. 9 is a letter from Rev. W. P. Cline, Corresponding Delegate of 
the Tenn. Synod to this body, in which he conveys the fraternal greet- 



32 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA, 



17. Luther's — provided Synod supplement salary. 



Respectfully submitted, 



W. A. LUTZ, 

J. A. LINN, 
H. M. BROWN, 
J. P. LENTZ. 



The Report of Committee on Agents for College En- 
dowment Fund was taken up and considered by ifems. 

Items 1, 2, 3, and 4, adopted. 

Item 5 was adopted. 

That order of business be suspended till the next ses- 
sion of Synod, 

The Report of Committee on Finance was read, re- 
ceived, and adopted. 

Report of Committee on Finance. 

Your Committee have examined the Treasurer's Report and vouch- 
ers, and find them correct. We also report the following contributions 
for Synodical purposes: 



CHURCHES. 


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a 

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Foreign 

Missions. 


O h 

o 


Beneflciary 
Education. 


N. C. College. 


Total. 


Rev. R. W. Petrea's 














St. John's ,. 


$ 45 66 $ lo oo 

4 50 1 50 
4 50 1 50 
2 00 a on 


$ 25 00 
4 00 
4 00 
2 00 




$ 20 00 
200 
2 00 
1 50 


$ 100 00 


Prosperity 

Cold Water 




12 00 




12 00 






7 50 


Rev. W. R. Brown's 












19 00 
4 15 


5 00 

8 75 


10 00 

7 00 






34 00 


Ebenezer 




8 00 


27 90 


Rev. H. A. Trexler's 






St. Peter's .. 


12 50 

12 00 

2 50 


2 50 

1 50 

2 50 

7 00 


5 00 
2 25 
5 00 

2 45 




5 00 

2 50 


25 00 


St. Matthew's 




18 25 


Luther 




10 00 


Concordia 


9 45 












Bethel, (Rowan) 

St. Paul's 

Christ's 


15 00 
15 00 


15 60 

16 76 
5 00 


12 50 

12 80 

5 00 

8 00 


$2 50 
2 65 




45 60 




47 21 
10 00 


Rev. W. H. Cone. 








8 00 


Rev. W. A. Lutz's 












St. Enochville 


40 85 
27 50 


18 75 
1125 


15 00 
10 00 






74 60 


Trinity 




1 25 
$ 42 25 


50 00 








$204 50 


$109 61 


$120 00 


$515 


$.491 51 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



33 



CHURCHES. 


Home 

Missions 


Foreign 

Missions 


>5 
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$120 00 


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$5 15 


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d 

$ 42 25 


"3 
o 


Am't from page 32. 
Rev. J. D. Shirey's 


$204 50 


$109 61 


$ 491 51 


8 20 

9 60 
6 65 




7 50 

10 00 

5 00 


7 00 

14 20 

3 00 


4 65 

5 00 
2 20 


27 35 






38 80 






16 85 


Rev. J. B. Davis's 






Holy Trinity 


20 00 


5 00 


6 17 




15 00 


46 17 


Rev. F. W. E. Peschau's 






St. Paul's 


12 50 


20 33 


20 00 




25 00 


77 83 


Rev. T. S. Brown's 






St. Mark's 


7 50 


2 50 


10 00 




5 00 


25 00 


Rev. H. M. Brown's 






St. Michael's 






12 25 






12 25 


Rev. J. W. Strickler's 














15 00 
7 50 


544 
15 71 


15 96 
9 86 






36 40 


Christiana 






33 07 


Rev. W. G. Campbell's 
St. James 








10 00 




2 50 




5 00 


17 50 


Rev. C. B. King's 

St. John's, (Salisbury) 
Rev. D. J. Koontz, (col) 
Rev. W. Kimball's 






25 00 
2 00 


5 00 


5 00 




5 00 


40 00 




2 00 












Center Grove 


6 00 
4 50 




1180 
4 50 




1180 
5 00 


29 60 






14 00 


Rev. J. M. Hedrick's 







Sandy" Creek 


6 25 


4 25 


100 






11 50 


Rev. J. L. Buck's 








Frieden's 


1100 
5 00 
3 00 


5 0) 
2 50 
100 
.... 


19 00 
5 00 
100 






35 00 


St. Paul's 






12 50 


Macedonia 






5 00 


Rev. A. D. L. Moser's 








Bethel 


3 74 


2 51 


5 00 
5 22 
5 25 




3 75 


15 00 


Mt. Olive. . . 


5 22 












5 25 


Rev. "W. R. Ketchie's 




| 








St. Matthew's 


100 
2 00 
2 30 
2 05 
25 
70 

$376 24 


100 
100 


2 00 
1 00 






4 00 


Providence 




1 00 


5 00 


Forsyth (Mission) 

Shiloh 




2 30 










2 05 


Hopewell 










25 


By Friend 


1 








70 










Total amount 


$180 85 


$295 01 


$29 35 


$130 65 


81012 10 



The following amounts in the hands of the Treas. namely $1012 10 

To balance on hand as per report "187 90 



$1200 00 



Aug. 


16, " 


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34 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Your Committee have taken the Treasurer's receipt for the above 
contribution. Respectfully submitted, 

T. L. SEIGLE, Chairman Com. 
A. D. WESSELL, 
JOHN WAGONER. 

Treasurer's Report. 

P. N. HEILIG, Treasurer, in Account with the 

Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina. 

1886. STNODICAL funds. Dr. 

May 1, To balance on hand last year $ 95 33 

" 1, Received from Finance Committee 325 96 

W. R. Ketchie, Koontz fund, 1885 2 50 

Grace Church, Printing Minutes 1 50 

St. Luke's Church, Printing Minutes 1 50 

Salem Church, Printing Minutes 1 50 

Bethel Church, Rowan, Printing Minutes 1 50 

St. Paul's, Rowan, Printing Minutes 1 50 

St. John's, Salisbury, Printing Minutes... 1 50 
St. Enoch, $1 50; Trinity, $1 50; Naza- 
reth, $1 50; Hopewell, $1 50 6 00 

Total f 438 79 

1886. HOME MISSIONS. 

May 1, Rec'd from Finance Committee ...$226 69 y 

July 27, " " Union Church 150 

" 27, " " Christiana Church 8 50 

Sept. 3, " " Frieden's Church 14 00 

" 3, " " St. Paul's Church (Alamance) 6 00 

1887. 

Feb. 17, " " Organ Church 12 00 $ 268 69 

1886. FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

May 1, Received from Finance Committee $171 10 $171 10 

1886. RICHMOND MISSION. 

May 1, Rec'd from Finance Committee $270 45 

1887. 

Feb. 9, Rec'd from Ebenezer Church 8 35 $278 80 

1886. NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE. 

May 1, Rec'd from Finance Committee % 97 19 $ 97 19 

1886. BENEFICIARY EDUCATION. 

May 1, Rec'd from Finance Committee $ 24 90 $ 24 90 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 35 

1887. children's foreign missionary society. 

Jan. 26, Bethel Church— Rowan — 

Sunday school $ 15 60 

" " St. Paul's " 16 76 

" " St, Luke's" 13 25 

" " Salem " 10 25 

" " Grace " 7 25 

Ebenezer " 8 75 7186 

$1351 33 
1886. Cr. 
May 1, By Rev. W. A. Lutz— Receipt- 
Richmond Mission $ 75 00 

■ " 1, Rev. B. S. Brown— Receipt— 

For Mission 15 00 

" 1, Jonas Cook's— Receipt — 

For Missions 15 00 

" 1, Rev. J. D. Shirey's— Receipt- 
Children's Foreign Missionary Society 32 00 

" 4, Capt. T. L. Seigle, for St. Mark's Church, 

Charlotte 100 00 

" 4, Rev. W. A. Lutz, Printing Circular , 2 35 

" 4, Rev. J. PI. Fesperman 7 00 

" 8, Rev. R. W. Petrea, Beneficiary Education .. 24 90 
June 23, W. E. Craig, Treasurer Richmond Mission... 573 18 

July 2, Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, Seals for Synod 11 00 

Aug. 10, Henkel & Co. , Printing Minutes 90 00 

" 31, Rev. W. Kimball, Financial Agent N. C. 

College 150 00 

Nov. 10, Rev. T. S. Brown, St. Mark's Church, Char- 
lotte 20 00 

1887. 

Jan. 13, Capt. W. A. Barrier, Treas. United Synod in 

the South 48 00 

$1163 43 $1345 33 
In hands of Treasurer 187 90 6 00 



$1351 33 $1351 33 
Respectfully submitted, 

P. N. HEILIO. 

The Committee on Missions read their report. The 
report was received to be considered by items. 



36 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Report of Committee No. 4 — On Missions, 

Your committee respectfully submit the following : 
I. We call attention to the letter from the Secretary of the Board 
of Missions of the United Synod. The Secretary calls the special at- 
tention of this Synod to the mission work of the United Synod in the 
South, and confidently counts on the North Carolina Synod earnestly 
seconding the endeavor of the Board of Missions to put the Augusta 
Mission speedily on a firm financial basis. 

In view of our relation to the United Synod and the general work 
of the Church, we recommend the following, to-wit : 

1. That we are in hearty sympathy with the work committed to 
the Board of Missions, and pledge it our moral and material support. 

2. That after we shall have met our present obligations to the 
church in Charlotte, we will, as a rule, contribute one-half of our Home 
Mission funds to general mission work, under the control of the Board 
of the United Synod. 

3. That we recommend all our churches to make a special effort, at 
as early a date as practicable, to raise funds for the Augusta Mission, 
and forward the same to the Treasurer, Mr. John D. Cappleman, 
Charleston, S. C. 

II. Texas. — A colony of Lutherans in Texas, mostly members of 
churches in our Synod, send us the Macedonian cry. Whilst we recog- 
nize the importance of helping our brethren, and of planting churches 
in that State, we regret our uUer inability, in view of the depleted con- 
dition of our treasury, of extending them the desired aid. In view of 
these facts, we recommend that the needs and prospects of our brethren 
in Texas be recommended to the favorable attention of the Board of 
Missions of the United Synod. 

III. Forsythe.—ks the Mission in Forsythe has been newly consti- 
tuted, we recommend that Synod appropriate $200.00 to the support of 
a Missionary, in that field, on condition that the Mission itself pay at 
least $250.00, and the Missionary live in Winston, and give special at- 
tention to that point ; and that Rev. H. M. Brown be appointed Synod's 
Missionary. 

IV. Albemarle. — We recommend that the church at Albemarle make 
arrangements, for the present year, with Rev. J. A. Linn, to supply it 
with preaching. 

J. D. SHIREY, 
T. S. BROWN, 
D. M. ISENHOUR. 

Items 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9, adopted. 
Report adopted as a whole. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 37 

The Committee on Vacancies read their report. 
The report was received and adopted. 

Report of Committee on Vacancies. 

We, your Committee oil Vacancies, would respectfully report, that 
we find at present the following charges vacant : 

1. Coldwater charge ; 2. Luther Chapel charge ; 3. Reformation 
charge; 4. Davidson charge; 5. Forsythe Mission; 6. Albemarle; 7. 
Luther's. 

We make the following recommendations : 1st. That the President 
of Synod use his utmost endeavors to have these vacancies supplied as 
soon as possible, and would call attention to the fact that the Commit- 
tee on Missions is making arrangements to place a pastor in the Forsythe 
field. T. S. BROWN, 

W. A. LUTZ, 
W. R. KETCHIE, 
JAS. W. NEWSOM. 

On the Orphans' and Ministers' Home. 

In view of the fact that the United Synod appointed a Committee 
of three, consisting of Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, of our Synod, Rev. L. L. 
Smith, of the Virginia Synod, and Mr. P. L. Terry of Roanoke, Va., to 
secure funds and prepare plans for the erection of a Lutheran Orphans' 
Home and Home for poor worthy Pastors in the South ; therefore, be it 

1. Resolved, That we express our pleasure at the step taken. 

2. Resolved, That we recommend this project to the kind, prayerful 
consideration of all our pastors and all our members. 

Report of Committee on Church Institutions was read. 
On motion, the report was deferred for future considera- 
tion. 

The Committee on Conferential Proceedings read their 
report. The report was received and adopted. 

Report of Committee on Minutes of Conferences. 

Your Committee would report, that upon examination of the Minutes 
of the Conferences, we find that two conventions of each body were held 
during the Synodical year. 

The usual routine work was performed, and special features of 
Church work also claimed their attention. We find that, in connection 
with one of the meetings of the Northern Conference, a Sunday school 
convention was held in which subjects of interest to Sunday school 



38 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

workers were discussed. The attendance on this convention, however,, 
was not as large as desirable. 

We report nothing calling for the action of Synod. 
Respectfully submitted, 

J. M. HEDRICK, 
C. B. KING, 
NATHAN BROWN. 

Resolved, That the President of Synod appoint Rev. W. G. Campbell 
to prepare a paper, to be read before the next session of the North Caro- 
lina Synod, on "the work of the Lutheran Church in the Evangelization 
of the Freedmen of the South." 

The Committee on Appropriations now read their 
report. The "report was received, to be considered by 
items. 

Report of Committee on Appropriations. 

Your committee beg leave to submit the following : 
Your committee find that there is now in the hands of Synod 
$1200.00. 

For Home Missions $ 375 54 

" Foreign Missions 357 81 

" Synodical Treasury 306 65 

" North Carolina College 130 65 

" Beneficiary Education 29 35 



$1200 00 
We find further, that Synod's indebtedness to its various objects is : 

1. To St. Mark's, Charlotte, according to statements placed in 

hands of your committee : 

Balance due on principal to date (April 27, 1887) $ 477 87 

Interest on same for three years 81 37 

2. Balance due on printing Minutes of last year, as per bill 

rendered 47 79 

3. Amount due Rev. W. Kimball, as per account placed in 

hands of committee 400 00 

In part payment of said indebtedness, we recommend the 
following appropriations : 

1. That in accord with the action of Synod at last meeting, we 

pay to St. Mark's, Charlotte, N. C, the amount on hand for 

Home Mission 375 54 

2. That we pay balance due on printing Minutes of last year.... 47 79 

3. That we pay Rev. W. Kimball, on account 300 00 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 39 

4. That towards its printing of the Minutes of 1887, we set 

apart the amount of 85 00 

This leaves a balance in Synodical Treasury of 4 51 

5. That the President be instructed to give an order to the Treasu- 
rer to pay to the Board of the General Body, our quota of our Foreign 
Missionary salary, out of the Foreign Missionary fund, as soon as said 
quota can be ascertained. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. M. BROWN, 
J. M. HEDRICK, 
R. A. BROWN. 

Item 1. Adopted. 

Item 2. Adopted. 

Item 3. Adopted. 

Item 4. Adopted. 

Item 5. Adopted. 

Item 6. Adopted. 

Report as whole was adopted. 

Synod now proceeded to the election of delegates to 
the United Synod of the South, which resulted as follows : 

Principals : Revs. F. W. E. Peschau, W. G. Camp- 
bell, C. A. Rose, J. D. Shirey, T. S. Brown, J. A. Linn. 
Alternates : Revs. J. L. Buck, C. B. King, S. Rothrock, J. 
W. Strickler, W. A. Lutz, R. W. Petrea. 

Principals : Capt. T. L. Seigle, Capt. Jonas Cook, 
R. A. Brown, Capt. W. A. Barrier, I. F. Patterson, Col, 
P. K. Heilig. Alternates: A. D. Wessell, Dr. R. A. Shim- 
poch, J. W. Miller, H. C. McAllister, Capt. J. A. Fisher, 
L. Vollers. 

An election for place of meeting next year resulted in 
the selection of Concord. 

Inasmuch as the Northern Conference has made a contribution to 
the Synodical Treasury with reference to the payment for the printing 
of the Minutes of the Woman's Home and Foreign Missionary Society ; 
therefore, 

Resolved, That the Southern Conference be kindly requested to make 
a similar contribution for the same purpose. 

Next time of meeting of Synod was, on motion, fixed 
on Friday before first Sunday in May, 1888. 



40 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

8 O'CLOCK, P. M. 

Synod was called to order by calling Rev. C. A. Rose 
to the chair. 

Rev. F. W. E. Peschau was chosen as delegate to Ten- 
nessee Synod. 

Resolved, That no interest be allowed hereafter upon any appropri- 
ation niade by this body. 

The following were elected to fill vacancies in the Board 
of Trustees of North Carolina College and Mt. Pleasant 
Female Seminary. 

For College Board : R. A. Brown, Revs. W. G. 
Campbell, C. A. Rose, J. W. Strickler. 

For Seminary Board : Mr. M. A. Holskouser, Dr. C. 
M. Poole, Rev. C. A. Rose, Rev. W. R. Brown. 

On motion, Capt. Jonas Cook and Mr. R. A. Brown 
were appointed a committee to look after the Blackwelder 
will case. 

On motion, the Committee on Beneficiary Education 
was constituted as follows : Revs. W. A. Lutz, W. R. 
Brown, and Prof. F. B. Brown. 

Resolved, That our colored Mission work be placed under the care 
of the President of Synod. 

Resolved, That it be made the duty of the Corresponding Secretary 
to procure reduced rates on railroads, if possible, for ministers and 
delegates to the next meeting of Synod. 

On motion, Synod resolved itself into a committee of 
the whole, to consider the college question, Rev. J. D. 
Shirey in the chair. 

Resolved, That Rev. W. Kimball be asked to reassume the agency 
of North Carolina College, with the co-operation of our pastors, until 
the endowment be raised. 

That he receive for this service $300.00 compensation, and that he 
be paid out of apportionment headed N. C. College. 
Report adopted as a whole. 

Resolved, That interest be paid Bro. Kimball on the $100.00 still 
due him. 

The committee of the whole, having discharged its 
duty, Synod resumed its business. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 41 

On motion, it was made tlie duty of the President to 
look after the Lutheran interests in Ealeigh, Goldsboro, 
and iSTewbern. 

Eev. J. D. Shirey was elected as corresponding - dele- 
gate to the South Carolina Synod. 

The President appointed the following committees : 

On Fathee Anthony's Death — Eev. J. B. Davis, 
D. D., and Eev. H. M. Brown. 

On Eey. J. S. Ueilig's Death — Eevs. W. G. Camp- 
bell and W. Kimball. 

On Blackweldee Will Case — Capt. JoDas Cook 
and E. A. Brown, Esq. 

Treasurer's Bond. 

Your committee respectfully recommend, that the present elected 

Treasurer, Col. P. N. Heilig, be not required to give a bond for the 

present Synodical year. 

T. L. SEIGLE, Ch'n Comm., 

JOHN WAGGONER. 

On motion, it was made the duty of delegates to Sister 
Synods to send letters, in case they cannot attend. No 
alternates were elected. 

The Eeport of the Committee on Church Institutions 
was now read, and, on motion, adopted as a whole. 

Committee No. 3 — Cn Church Institutions. 

Your committee would report the following : 

1. North Carolina College. — From the report of the President of the 
Board of Trustees, together with a letter from one of the professors, we 
gather, that while the attendance during the last year has not been as 
encouraging as it should have been, yet it is accomplishing for our 
Church and Synod a commendable work. A new code of rules and 
regulations, which have been introduced, have had a most salutary 
effect on the conduct of the students. 

2. Mt. Pleasant Female Seminary. — With reference to this institu- 
tion, we would state, that no report from the President of the Board of 
Trustees has come into the hands of your committee, but from facts 
gathered from its Principal. Rev. J. A. Linn, we learn, that while it 
has not enjoyed the extensive patronage it most justly deserves, yet the 
attendance has been encouraging, with prospects of still greater pros- 
perity and success. 



42 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

We, therefore, recommend, that these institutions receive the sup- 
port and patronage of the North Carolina Synod, and that they be taken 
into the prayerful consideration of this Synod, as among its most im- 
portant agencies for good. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. R. BROWN, 
J. A. LINN, 
GEO. E. RITCHIE. 
On motion, reading of* minutes was dispensed with. 
Synod adjourned. 

Thus closed possibly the most harmonious session 
that the Nforth Carolina Synod ever enjoyed. 

Synod adjourned to meet at time and place before set- 
tled upon. 

J. L. BUCK, Secretary. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 43 



Divine Services. 



Opening sermon by the President, Eev. F. W. E. Pes- 
chau, from 2 Chron. 12, 32. 

Saturday, 11 A. M., Eev. E. W. Petrea, Gen. 19, 17. 

Sunday morning, 11 A. M., Eev. W. G-. Campbell, 2 
Peter 1, 19. 

Sunday, 2 P. M., Eev. W. E. Brown, Luke 13, 21. 

Monday, 11 A. M., Eev. J. D. Shirey, address on Mis- 
sions. 

Monday night, Eev. C. B. King also on Missions. 

Tuesday, 11 A. M., Eev. J. B. Davis, Ordination Ser- 
mon, 2 Tim. 1, 8, after which Eev. 0. B. King was duly or- 
dained to the holv office. 



Note.— Rev. F. W. E. Peschau paid #2.00 for the benefit of Rev. D. 
J. Koontz of which the Finance Committee took no notice, but is in the 
Treasurer's hand for that purpose. J. L. BUCK. 

By special request of the President. 



44 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



Minutes of the Ministerium. 



A meeting of the Ministerium was called Friday even- 
ing, immediately after the adjournment of Synod, by the 
President, whereupon the application of C. B. King was 
entertained, and a committee of examination was appoint- 
ed: Bev. J. B. Davis, D. D., Bev. S. Bothrock, and Bev. J. 
I). Shirey. C. B. Miller also having applied for ordination, 
a motion prevailed, that his application be entertained, and 
that he also be admitted to examination with a view to 
ordination by same committee on examination. 

Ministerium adjourned to meet Saturday morning at 
8 o'clock. Prayer by Bev. W. Kimball. 

Saturday Morning. 

Ministerium was called to order by the President. 
Prayer by Bev. Fesperman. No business beiug presented, 
the Ministerium adjourned to meet at call of President. 
Benediction by the President. 

Saturday Evening. 

Ministerium was called by the President at 4 o'clock. 
Prayer by Bev. J. D. Shirey. It was moved and carried, 
that the committee proceed with the examination of the 
two candidates before the Ministerium. 

After considerable time, the examination was sus- 
pended for that session. Ministerium adjourned to meet 
at the call of the President. 

Monday Morning, May 2. 

The Ministerium was called to order by the Secretary, 
according to announcement. 

The President being absent, prayer was led by Bev. 
J. D. Shirey. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 45 

On motion, Mr. D. W. Michael, an applicant for ordi- 
nation, was invited to meet with Ministerinm for a collo- 
quium, whereupon the Ministerinm adjourned to meet at 
4 o'clock, P. M., to continue the examination of Bro. Miller, 
and begin the examination of Bro. Michael, whereupon 
the following resolution prevailed : 

Resolved, That the examination of Bro. King be closed. 
Ministerinm adjourned. Benediction by Bro. Rose. 

Monday Evening, 4 P. M. 
Ministerinm was opened with prayer by Rev. W. A. 
Lutz. Minutes read and approved.. It was resolved to 
complete the examination of Bro. Miller before beginning 
that of Bro. Michael. Bro. C. B. Miller then being induct- 
ed into the Ministerium, the examination was conducted 
by the committee after the appointment of Rev. W. A. 
Lntz in Dr. Davis' place, by Dr. Davis' request. After 
some considerable time in the examination, it was resolved 
to close it in Bro. Miller's case. Ministerium resolved to 
enter into the examination of Bro. D. W. Michael, which 
was promptly done by the committee. After some time, 
the Ministerium adjourned, pending the examination, but 
by motion the committee were requested to attend to this 
matter during the night and morning before meeting of 
Synod, and to report the result to the Ministerinm. 

Tuesday Morning. 

Ministerinm called by the President. Prayer by Rev. 
Fesperman. The Committee on Examination reported as 
follows : 

The Committee on Examination of candidates report that duty at- 
tended to, and recommend : 

1st. That Rev. C. B. King be ordained. 

2d. In reference to C. B. Miller and D. W. Michael, we recommend 
that they be ordained so soon as thej r or either of them shall be regu- 
larly called to the work of the ministry by any of our churches or pas- 
torates, and that the President of the Conference in whose bounds said 
brethren may be called to labor, be charged with the duty of their ordi- 
nation, aud that he appoint such other brethren as he may select to as- 
sist him in that duty. 



40 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

3rd. That Rev. C. B. King be ordained to-day after an ordination 
sermon at 11 o'clock. 

W. A. LUTZ, 
SAM'L ROTHROCK, 
J. D. SHIREY. 
Adopted by item. 

Item 1, adopted by ballot ; 2 and 3, adopted also by 
ballot, whereupon these young men, C. B. King, 0. B. 
Miller, and D. W. Michael, were conducted into the Min- 
isterium, and the result announced, and 11 o'clock, A. M., 
set apart as the hour for ordination sermon and ceremo- 
nies, and Rev. J. B. Davis, D. D., appointed to preach the 
ordination sermon, and also to aid in the ordination servi- 
ces along with the officers of Synod, Bevs. S. Bothrock 
aud T. S. Brown. 

Ministerium adjourned to meet in Synod a few minutes 
before ordination services. 

Thus closed our most pleasant sessions of the Minis- 
terium of jSTorth Carolina Synod, May the 3d, 1887. 

J. L. BUCK, Secretary. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 47 



OFFICEBS, DELEGATES, AND COMMITTEES. 



Rev. F. W. E. PESCHAU, President. 

" J. L. BUCK, Recording Secretary. 

" ~H. M. BROWN, Corresponding Secretary. 
Col. P. N. HEILIG, Treasurer. 

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION: 

Revs. W. A. LUTZ, W. R. BROWN, 

Prof. F. B. BROWN. 

DELEGATES TO UNITED SYNOD : 

Principals. Alternates. 

Rev. F. W. E. PESCHAU, Rev. J. L. BUCK, 

" W. G. CAMPBELL, " C. B. KING, 

" C. A. ROSE, " S. ROTHROCK, 

" J. D. SHIREY, " J. W. STRICKLER, 

" T. S. BROWN, " W. A. LUTZ, 

" J. A. LINN, " R. W. PETREA. 

LAY DELEGATES. 

Principals. Alternates. 

Capt. T. L. SEIGLE, A. D. WESSELL, 

Capt. JONAS COOK, Dr. R. A. SHIMPOCH, 

R. A. BROWN, J. W. MILLER, 

Capt. W. A. BARRIER, H. C. McALISTER, 

I. F. PATTERSON, Capt. J. A. FISHER, 

Col. P. N. HEILIG, L. VOLLERS. 

DELEGATES TO SISTER SYNODS. 

Rev. F. W. E. PESCHAU— To the Tennessee Synod. 
Rev. J. D. SHIREY— To the South Carolina Synod. 

committee on rev. Anthony's death. 
Rev. J. B. DAVIS, D. D., and H. M. BROAVN. 

committee on rev. j. s. heilig's death. 
Revs. W. G. CAMPBELL and W. KIMBALL. 

committee on blaokwelder will case. 
Capt. JONAS COOK and R. A. BROWN, Esq. 



48 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



STANDING RESOLUTIONS OF SYNOD. 



1. Resolved, That this Synod recommends to the Church Councils 
the propriety of adopting the plan of collecting Pastor's Salary by -as- 
sessment. 

2. Resolved, That in accordance with the Church Discipline, Chapter 
vi., Section 3, the Church Councils be instructed to require every mem- 
ber of the Church, to contribute to the support of the Gospel, except 
such as in their judgment are too poor to do so. 

3. Resolved, That no charge in connection with this Synod shall 
call a pastor until it has made a satisfactory settlement with the former 
pastor as to salary. 

4. Resolved, That hereafter when a Pastor is called to a vacant 
charge, the Council be governed by the Discipline of the Church. 

5. Resolved, That courteous recognition of the presence of Ministers, 
not of the Lutheran Church, be taken by recording their names in the 
Minutes as having been in attendance upon the sessions of this Body. 

6. Resolved, That we recommend, that in each case when a Pastor 
administers the Sacrament of Baptism or the rite of Confirmation, a 
Certificate be given. 

7. Resolved, That any young man receiving aid from this Synod 
shall execute a bond to the Treasurer to pay back in full to Synod, with 
interest, the amounts as severally received by him during the prosecu- 
tion of his studies ; in the event he voluntarily abandons the active work 
of the ministry, is deposed, or unites with another denomination, before 
the expiration of seven years' faithful service — such seven years' faithful 
service as a Lutheran minister to be considered a canceling of his bonds. 

8. Resolved, That as there is a lack of system in the reports, and 
that as no report whatever concerning the state or growth of piety, in 
any of our institutions, has been submitted to the committee, and as it is 
the duty of no one specially to do so, and as system in all things lightens 
the burdens of work and economizes time, your committee would recom- 
mend that hereafter the following order should be observed in reporting : 
1. Attendance upon the various means of grace, such as public worship, 
the attention paid thereto, and observance of the Sacrament of Baptism 
and the Lord's Supper. 2. Giving the number in the increase of mem- 
bership by confirmation, from other churches, and by restoration, as 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 49 

well as loss in membership, the condition of the S. S. , and catechet- 
ical class. 3. The increase or decrease in financial contributions for 
benevolent objects and to church purposes. 4. Items of special signifi- 
cation or miscellaneous matter, as special services held, questions on 
church troubles, etc. 5. Growth or decline of spiritual life and indica- 
tions of piety. 6. That the Presidents of each of our institutions be 
required to report to Synod on the religious condition of the students in 
our schools of learning. 

9. Resolved, That the Recording Secretary be authorized to award 
the contract for printing the Minutes of each Synod before the assem- 
bling of Synod. 

10. Resolved, That we hereby endorse the plans and constitutions 
used in the organization of Children's Societies and Woman's Societies. 

11. Resolved, That we recommend the plans and constitutions thus 
used, to our pastors and people where organizations have not yet been 
effected. 

12. Resolved, That the money from the Children's Missionary Socie- 
ties be sent to the Treasurer of Synod, marked "Children's Fund for 
Foreign Missions," and that the amounts thus collected be accredited 
upon the assessments of the various congregations for Foreign Missions. 

13. Resolved, That any person wishing to become a beneficiary of 
this Synod, be required to present his request to Synod in person, if 
possible, and that he become a beneficiary of Synod only after he has 
been examined and decided worthy of aid by a two-thirds majority of 
Synod. 



ABSTRACT OF THE PROCEEDINGS 

OF THE 

Woman'? jlonje and Foreign BJiggion&flf 0ociet^. 



The Woman's Home and Foreign Missionary Society 
met in St. Enoch's Church, Enochville, N". C., April 26-27, 
1887. 

Auxiliary Societies Represented. 

Lutheran Chapel, Centre Grove, St. James, Holy Trini- 
ty, St. Enoch's, St. Luke's, Salem, Grace, Concordia, Trini- 
ty, Ebenezer, St. John's, Bethel, St. John's, (Salisbury.) 

Address of welcome by Mrs. Dr. Register, and response 
by Miss Julia Shirey. Letters read from Miss Dr. Anna 
S. Kugler, Missionary to India, Mrs. W. H. James, Rev. E. 
E. Barclay, Missionary at Augusta, Ga., and Rev. E. T. 
Horn, President Board of Missions. Spirited addresses 
were delivered by Bevs. J. D. Shirey and Chas. B. King. 
An address by Mrs. Heilig was ordered to be published in 
the Lutheran Visitor. 

The reports from Auxiliary Societies were encouraging, 
showing an increase of contributions amounting to about 
1200.00 over last year. 

The officers of the Society for the ensuing year are : 

President — Mrs. J. S. Fisher, Concord, N. C. 

Vice- Presidents— Mrs. E. M. Heilig, Mrs. J. B. Davis, 
Mrs. A. M. Brown, and Mrs. P. N. Heilig. 

Recording Secretary — Miss Maggie Barrier. 

Corresponding Secretary — Miss Julia Shirey. 

Treasurer — Mrs. Jno. A. Cline, Concord, K". C. 

The attendance, both of visitors and delegates, was 
large, and much interest was manifested in the work of the 
convention. 

Mrs. W. G. CAMPBELL, Secretary. 



INDEX, 



PAGE. 

Address on Education. 17 

Address on Missions ...21 

Act of Incorporation 18 

Action on Orphans' and Ministers' Home 37 

Church Institutions- -Report of Committee No. 3 41 

Divine Services 43 

Donation to Rev. Koontz 43 

Election of Officers 9 

Election of Delegates to United Synod 39 

Election of Delegates to other bodies 40 

Election of Members Board N. C. College 40 

Election Members Mt. Pleasant Seminary 40 

Ministerium, Ordination, &c 44, 45, 46 

Officers, Delegates, and Committees 47 

Roll of Synod 3, 4 

Report, Parochial 15 

Report, Financial 16 

Report of Delegation to General Synod and Diet 20 

Report on Apportionment... 22, 23 

Report on President's Report 23 

Report on Unfinished Business 23, 24 

Report on Deaths of Revs. Linn and Hedrick 31 

Report on Constitution 11 

Report on N. C. College 11 

Report on Seals 28 

Report on State of Church .29 

Report on Letters and Petitions 27 

Report on Charter of Synod 17 

Report on Finance 32, 33 

Report on Treasurer 34, 35 

Report on Missions 36 

Report on Vacancies 37 

Report on Conferences 37 

Report on Appropriation 38, 39 

Report on Foreign Missions 12 

Report of Advisory Board of Missions 13 

Resolution 23 

Resolution on Constitution 26 

Resolution on Visitor 26 

Resolution on Rev. Koontz 30 

Resolution on Mt. Pleasant Female Seminary 30 

Resolution on Appointing Rev. Campbell to prepare a paper on Ex- 
amination of Freedmen 38 

Resolution on College Agent 40 

Resolution on Appointment of Speakers on Education and Missions... 28 

Standing Resolutions 48, 49 

Treasurer's Bond : 41 

Woman's Home and Foreign Missions 50 



Jfifili Garoliia Otllif 

Mt. -Pleasant, Cabarrus Co., N. C. 



FACULTY: 
Eev. G. F. SCHAEFFEE, A. M., President. 

H. T. J. LUDWIG, A. M., 

Professor of Mathematics, &c. 



Professor of Ancient Languages. 

J. B. DAVIS, U. D., 
Lecturer on Chemistry and Botany. 

Eev. F. W. E. PESCHAU, A. M., 
Lecturer on History, &c. 

L. H. EOTHEOCK, A. M., 
Prof, of History and Principal of Preparatory Department. 



♦Vacant— to be supplied. 



EXPENSES: 

Board for twenty weeks $25 to $40 

Tuition, Collegiate $20 

Tuition, Academic $15 

Room rent, fuel, &c, $15 to $20 

For Catalogue and further information, address Secre- 
tary of Faculty, 

L. H. ROTHROCK. 






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OFFICERS OF SYNOD. 



President.— Eev. F. W. E. PESCHAU Wilmington, N. C. 

Eec. Sec— Eev. C. B. KING Salisbury, N. C. 

Cor. Sec— Eev. W. G- CAMPBELL Concord, N. C. 

Treasurer.— Col. P. N. HEILIG Salisbury, N. C. 



FIFTY-FIVE YEARS IN THE MINISTRY. 

REV. S. EOTHEOCK. EEV. J. B. DAVIS, D. D. 
♦♦♦ 

TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING. 



The 86th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of 
North Carolina will be held in St. John's Church, Cabarrus county, N. C 
beginning on Friday before the first Sunday in May, 1889. 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

EIGHTY-FIFTH AMUAL MEETING 

OF THE 

Evangslical Lutheran Synod and Ministsrium 

OF 

Held in St. James' Church, Concord, N". C, Beginning 
Friday, May 4th, 1888. 



According to appointment, the Evangelical Lutheran 
Synod of North Carolina, met in St. James' Evangelical 
Lutheran Church, Concord, BT. C. Rev. W. G. Campbell, 
•pastor, Friday morning, at 10:30 o'clock May 4th, 1888. 

Opening services were conducted by the President, 
Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, and at his request, the Synodical 
Sermon was preached by Eev. J. L. Buck. 

The hours for holding the Sessions of Synod were an- 
nounced as follows : 9 A. M., to 12 M.: and 2:30 to 5 P. M. 
FIRST SESSION. 

May 4th, 2:30 O'clock P. M. 

Synod was formally opened, by the retiring President, with 
the order laid down in Book of Worship. Roll was called, 
and the following ministers and lay-delegates were enrolled : 

Ministers. Time Entering Post-office. Delegates. 

. Ministry. 

v Rev. S. Kothrock 18;«...Gold Hill, N. C 

" J. B. Davis, D. D.*..1833...West Liberty Ohio 

J" W. H. Cone 18f>8...Nevv Market, Va 
I ' : W.Kimball 18o9...Trontman, N. C C. C. Haithcox. 

V " J. D.Shirey I860... Bear Poplar, N. C Jesse W. Mi ller,Esq 

" G- F. Schaeffer* 18ol... Monroe, Ga R. C. Blackwelder . 



* Absent and excused. 



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Ministers. Time Entering Post-office. Delegates. 

Ministry. 

A. D. L. Moser 1863...Enochville. N. C 

W. R. Ketchie .1868...Capps, N. C 

J. H.Fesperman*...1868...Troutman, N. C 

R L. Brown 1868... Salisbury, N/ C H. H. Swicegood. 

E. P. Parker 1*71... Salem, N. C ■ 

Geo. H. Cox 1 872... Copal Grove, N.C D. W. Honeycutt. 

H. M. Brown 1873. ..Rural Hall, N. C V. I. Beck. 

P.E. Zinkf lS73...Linwood, N. C 

F. W. E. Peschau... 1873. ..Wilmington, N. C W. H. Strauss, Esq- 

Prof. J. G. Schaid...l875...Mt. Pleasant, N. C 

W. A. Lutz 1877... Enoch ville, N. C, J. N. Plaster. 

J. A. Linn 1877.. .Mt. Pleasant, N. C 

W. G. Campbell 1877... Concord, N.C .G. W. Brown. 

B. S. Brown 1878. ..Bear Poplar, N.C 

J. L. Buck 1878... China Grove, N. C J. W. Eddleman. 

Wm, Stoudenniire,fl880.. .Chicago, 111., 

J. D. Koontz, col.... 1880. ..Concord, N.C Simon Lord. 

J. W. Strickler 1881... Salisbury, N. C T. M. Kernes. 

C.A.Rose 1882. ..Zeb N.C H. C Lentz. 

T.s. Brown 1S82... Charlotte. N.C Capt. T. L. Seigle- 

B. W. Cronk 1884. ..Brick Ch. Guilford Co.W- M- Kime- 

" Nathan Clapp, col...l884... Brick Ch. Guilford Co. 

" Sam'l Holt, col 1884. ..Burlington, N. C 

" H. A. Trexler 1 886... Rockwell, N. C O. M. Holshonser- 

" W. R. Brown 1886. ..China Grove, N. C L. W. S. Bost. 

7 " C. B. King 1886... Salisbury, N.C Col. P. N. Heilig. 

" D. W. Michael 1887. ..Tyro Shops, N. C W. T Davis. 

" S. L. Keller 1887... Concord, N. C D. C Faggart- 

" C. B. Miller 1887...Middlebrook, Va 

VACANT CHURCHES- 

Mt. Carmel. — D. W. Eury. — Delegate. Mt- Pleasant. 

Grace and Concordia. — S- F- Ludwick- — Delegate. 

Holy Trinity. — Capt- J. Cook. — Delegate. Mt. Pleasant. 

Coucordia and Grace Church. — Supply.— Rev. D. A. Sox. 

Mt. Htrmon and Coldwater. — Supply. — Rev. A. D. L. Moser. 

Luther Church. — Supply. — Rev. S. Rothrick. 

Davie Mission. — Supply. — Rev. R. L. Brown. 

Alamance Charge. 

Lexington. 

Mooresville Mission. 

The President now made his annual report, which was 
received and referred to the proper committee. 
PRESIDENT'S REPORT. 

Dearly Beloved Brethren : — Through another year, 
"God, in whom we live and move and have our being," has 
mercifully spared us, helped us, blessed us, prospered us, 

*Absent and excused. f Absent. 



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our people and our labors and has permitted us now to meet 
together in Synodical Convention. When we look at the 
mercies received and enjoyed by each of us, we cannot but 
exclaim with David, "Let my mouth be filled with thy 
praise, and with thy honor all the day." 

Peace and harmony reign throughout our Synod and we 
realize the force of the sweet Scripture passage, "Behold, 
how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell to- 
gether in unity." It affords me great and sincere pleasure to 
refer to such a happy state of affairs, and leads me to believe, 
that ours is now one of the most harmonious, peaceful, pro- 
gressive and successful Synods, in our mighty country. May 
God, in His mercy, by the power of His Holy Spirit, keep 
us in the bonds of peace, and by His blessing continue to 
prosper us in our various relations as pastors and people, as 
Churches and as a Synod, and to Him be all the praise and 
glory, whilst ours is the work. 

I herewith submit to you a report of official duties per- 
formed, together with some suggestions and recommenda- 
tions, all of which, I trust, will receive your hearty 
approval. Besides this, I present for your careful consider- 
ation some matters of vital importance. 

ORDINATIONS. 

Our excellent young Brother, Professor D. W. Michael, 
was duly ordained to the Holy Gospel Ministry on the 2nd 
Sunday in July 1887, in the Evangelical Lutheran Church 
at Sandy Creek, Eevs. J. M. Hedrick, P. E. Zink and W. 
Kimball officiating. Pastor Kimball preached the ordina- 
tion sermon. 

On Sept. I7th 1887, our worthy young Brother can- 
didate C. B. Miller, was set apart to the holy office of the 
Gospel Ministry in Concordia Church, Rowan county, by 
Eevs. H. M. Brown, W. E. Brown, arid W. A. Lutz. Pas- 
tor Lutz preached the ordination sermon. 

Both of these young Brethren have fields of labor and are 
engaged in the active work of the ministry and are laboring 
with success. 

NEW MEMBERS RECEIVED. 

Rev. B. W. Cronk, who accepted a call from the Guilford 
charge, forwarded me his letter of honorable dismissal from 
the S. W. Va., Synod, Eev. L. G. M. Miller, President, 
May 31, 1887. 



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Rev. Geo. H. Cox, who has taken charge of the Bethel 
Pastorate, forwarded me his letter of honorable dismissal 
from the Holston Synod, Rev. A. J. Brown, D. D., Presi- 
dent, December 10, 1887. 

Rev. S. L. Keller, the pastor called by St. John's Church, 
forwarded me his letter of honorable dismissal from the 
Pennsylvania Synod, Rev. G. F. Krotel, D. D., President, 
February 1, 1S88. 

Rev. Prof. J. G. Schaid, President of our College, 
has notified me that he has in his possession, his letter 
of honorable dismissal from the Holston Synod and that 
he will turn it over to the Synod to-morrow morning. He 
requests that his name be put on the roll and he be received 
as a member. Your President has granted the request and 
his name is on the Synodical roll. 

We bid these brethren and fellow laborers a hearty 
welcome, and wish them God's blessing in their labors. 
These letters were received and acknowledged by me, and 
the names of these brethren ordered to be placed on the roll 
of Synod. 

dismissals: 

August 7, £887 a letter of honorable dismissal was for- 
warded to Rev. J. M.. Hedrick, to enable him to -unite with 
the S. W. Va., Synod, in whose bounds he has accepted a 
field of labor. 

August 17, 1887, I forwarded Rev. Prof. J. C. F. Rupp, a 
letter of honorable dismissal, to enable him to unite with 
the Pittsburg Synod of the General Council. 

April 17, 1888, I forwarded Rev. R. W. Petrea, a letter of 
honorable dismissal to enable him to unite with the Southern 
Illinois Syn^d, of the General Synod. 

RESIGNATIONS. 

Juno i, L887, Rev. H. At. Brown resigned as pastor of the 
Iredell charge. 

August 17, 1S87, Rev. A. D. L. Aloser, resigned as pastor 
of the Bethel charge. 

In October, 1887, Rev. J. L. Buck resigned as pastor of the 
Alamance charge. 

May 1, 1888, Rev. J. D. Koontz resigned as pastor of the 
colored church in Concord. 

There have been other resignations but your President 
was not officially informed thereof. 



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CALLS ACCEPTED. 

During the past Synodical year the following calls were ex- 
tended and accepted: Eev.B. W. Oronk, the Guilford charge, 
Rev. S. L. Keller, St John's Pastorate; Rev. Prof. D. \Y. 
Michael, Davidson Charge ; Rev. Geo. H. Cox, the Bethel 
Charge ; Rev. J. L. Buck, Luther Chapel and Center 
Grove Church; and Rev. Prof. J. G. Schaid, accepted the 
position offered him by the Trustees of North Carolina Col- 
lege, to become its President. 

Rev. W. Kimball, the Iredell charge; Rev. H. M. Brown, 
th^ Forsythe Mission. 

Rev. J. D. Shirey, after the division of the Salem pastor- 
ate, allowed by the action of Synod last year, was again 
elected pastor, of St- Luke's and Salem Churches, and 
accepted. 

SUPPLIES. 

Rev. A- D. L. Moser, has been acting as supply pastor of 
the Coldwater and Mt. Hermon Churches from February 1, 
to April 16, 1888. 

Rev. D. A. Sox, has been laboring in our bounds, as 
supply pastor, of Grace and Concordia Churches, since 
November 1, 1887. 

Rev. S. Rothrock has been acting as supply pastor in 
Luther's Church, Rowan county. 

VACANCIES- 

The following Churches and Charges are without pastors: 
Moore ville Mission, Lexington, Davie Mission, Holy Trinity, 
Mt. Pleasant, Alamance Charge, Coldwater and Mt. Her 
mon Churches, Grace and Concordia Churches. 

INSTALLATIONS. 

Rev. D. W. Michael was duly installed as pastor of the 
Davidson Charge, July 10, 1887. Revs. J. M. Hedrick, P. 
E. Zink, W. Kimball, officiating. 

Rev. B. W. Cronk, was installed as pastor of the Guil- 
ford Charge, on the 4th Sunday in July 1887, by Rev. E. 
P. Parker. 

Rev. Geo. H. Cox was installed as pastor of the Bethel 
Charge on the 3rd Sunday in February 1888, Revs. J. G. 
Schaid and J. A. Linn, officiating. 

Rev. S. L. Keller, was installed as pastor of St. John's 
Pastorate, on the 4th Sunday in February 1S88, by Revs. 
W. G. Campbell and J. G. Schaid. 



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Key. J. L Buck, was installed as pastor of Luther Chapel 
and Center Grove congregations on the 4th Sunday in 
March 1SS8, by Eev. W. G. Campbell and J. G. Schaid". 

INAUGUKATIOX OF OUR COLLEGE PRESIDENT. 

On November 10, 1887, Eev. Prof. J. G. Schaid, Presi- 
dent elect of jSTorth Carolina College, was duly inducted into 
his office, in Holy Trinity Church at Mt, Pleasant, accord- 
ing to the prescribed form of inauguration laid down in the 
constitution and charter of the College. It was a happy and 
auspicious occasion for our institution and all its friends 
and patrons. 

■We must all rejoice at having so scholarly, faithful and 
devored a man at the head of our College, who properly 
called and properly inaugurated, both merits and deserves, 
our most hearty support. 

The inauguration was an interesting occasion, and the ser- 
vices of an impressive character. The Board of Trustees, 
the Faculties, and Students of our two institutions and the 
citizens of Mt. Pleasant, attended the inauguration exercises. 

CHURCH DEDICATION. 

Eev. A. D. L. Moser, informed me that he had dedicated 
Mt. Hermon Church, to the service of the Triune God, ac- 
cording to the formula laid down in our Book of Worship, 
Sunday April 15, 1SSS. It is a frame structure 40x60, and 
cost about $1,500. 

ORGAN DEDICATION. 

For the first time in many, many years, as far as our 
churches are concerned in jSTorth Carolina, a pipe organ has 
been purchased and dedicated. It belongs to St. Paul's 
Evangelical •Lutheran Church, Wilmington, and cost about 
£2, 000. 00. It is to be hoped that soon, many of our churches 
will own similar instruments. 

Grand old Zion Church, to this day. is known as 
Organ Church, and possfssed as far as we know, the first 
pipe organ in the State of ISorth Carolina. This historical 
fact ought to be gratifying to us. It is to be regretted, that 
as our noble German ancestors were the first to introduce 
the pipe organ, that their descendants did not see to it, that 
our church would always remain the first, in having such 
grand instruments, as aids in the worship of God. 

THE HICKORY CHURCH LOT. 

I present to you. the following communication and several 



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letters to me as your President, regarding the Hickory 
Church lot, in hopes the Synod will at the proper time take 
such suitable action, as the ca<*e requires. 

Hickory, X. C, April 30th. 1S88. 

Rev. F, W. E. Beschmi, President North Carolina Synod, 

Evangelical Lutheran Church. 

We, the undersigned committee appointed by your body, 
sit the meeting of 1883, and retained at the meeting of 1884, 
beg leave to report that we have sold to J. G. Hall, Esq.. 
the lot or parcel of ground in the town of Hickory, N. C, . 
which was originally intended as a site for a church, of the 
Hickory congregation of the North Carolina Synod, The 
title to said lot being in the undersigned, as trustees for said 
church, we executed deed, upon receipt of the purchase 
price, two hundred dollars, ($200.00). 

There was yet due to Jesse W. Miller, of Rowan county, 
the sum of two hundred twenty-one dollars, and ninety- 
five cents being balance due him, with interest added on 
the amount of money we borrowed to pay for said lot, 
when purchased, in 1882, for which he held our own indi- 
vidual note. The lot was sold for fifty dollars less than 
when first purchased, and was the most we could possibly 
realize for it. 

We had formerly paid the said Jesse Miller, one hundred 
and twenty-three dollars, and ten cents out of moneys 
donated. The total donation received by us, was one hun- 
dred and twenty-six dollars, part ot which was returned to 
donors, and balance applied to payment of Pastors Salary 
House Kent, &c After making a final settlement and pay- 
ing up the costs of advertising, selling and conveying the 
property, the undersigned found that they have sustained 
an individual loss of something over thirty -five dollars 
($35.00.) 

Wherefore, we respectfully ask your body to pass a reso 
lution, confirming and approving the sale, and forward us a 
certificate copy thereof, to have registered with our deed 
of sale, in order to satisfy the purchaser, and forever remove 
all doubt or cavil, with regard to title. 

T.I.Linn, } Committee 

J. S. Propst, >■ and 
L. S. Witener ) Trustees. 



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JUBILEES. 

During the past year, two important jubilees were 
observed in the bounds of our Synod, to which we feel that 
attention should be drawn. 

St. Enoch's Church at Enochville, Eev. W. A- Lutz, 
pastor, celebrated the 50th Anniversary of its existence last 
August with appropriate services, in which Eevs. S. Roth- 
rock, J. D. Shirey, E. W. Petrea, A. D. L. Moser, F. W. E. 
Peschau and the pastor took part, and we are glad to say. as 
a thank-offering, began a 

CHURCH EXTENSION FUND 

by raising the sum of $75. It is to be hoped that at every 
jubilee, our churches celebrate, they will add to this fund. 
Another jubilee celebration was the golden wedding celebra- 
tion of our beloved senior ministerial member of Synod, 
Eev. S. Eothrock, who with his bride of 50 years ago, are 
spared even to this day. This celebration occurred on 
September 11, 1887, and it was most highly gratify ing that 
the members of Synod so generally and so generously 
showed their affection for and interest in, this aged couple 
of God's servants. It is highly proper that the Synod should 
take notice of such occurrences, among its own beloved 
members. 

synod's jubd.ee. 

The third jubilee to which we refer is that of the Synod 
itself. ' This is the S5th convention of our grand old or- 
ganization. After we adjourn at this meeting, wc will meet 
only fourteen more times before the 100th anniversary, of 
her organization. This ought to be a jubilee, the like of 
which we never have had. Only 15 years off, it is time to 
prepare for it and I therefore recommend, 

1st That, inasmuch, as it was organized in Salisbury in 
October, 1803, that a historical synodical meeting be held 
in Salisbury in October, lS88,'in which as far as possible, 
all facts and historical data be given that can be obtained, 
regarding the early ministers, churches, members etc. 

2nd. That pictures of all our old and dead ministers, of 
all our old living ministers, whether in this State or else- 
where, and of all our present ministers be secured, also pic- 
tures of all our churches, schools, etc., to be preserved for 
future historical uses. 



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3rd. That funds be raised by a committee, for the purpose 
of securing the pictures of churches etc., and for the ronveu- 
tion etc. 

4th. That a committee of six be appointed by the incoming 
President that shall be known as 

THE CENTENNIAL COMMITTEE 

which shall take active measures, to secure, with the $15,- 
000.00, already secured, for our college, the sum of 

$100,000,00 

so that our Synod on the 100th anniversary of its existence 
will have a fund of its own, under its own control and to be 
used to the glory and honor of God, for the benefit of His 
church, and the good of His children. 

This may seem a large sum but it can be raised. It ought 
to be raised, in cash, by willing property, as houses, farms, 
etc. Brethren let us decide on this. Let us work for this. 
Let us pray for this. Let us raise this the North Carolina 
Synod's Centennial Fund of $100,000.00. 

MISTAKES IN THE MINUTES. 

Unfortunately, the nameof our excellent and worthy Broth- 
er Rev. Prof. J. C. Rupp, was by some oversight left out of 
the minutes last year, very much to the regret of the officers 
of Synod. Had the proof sheets of the minutes been sent 
the President, as he desired and requested, very likely this 
mistake and several others would uot have appeared. It is 
hoped, that the genial Professor will kindly overlook this 
unintentional omission. 

CHANCE IN STANDING RESOLUTIONS, RECOMMENDED. 

I would rec > nmend than standing resolution No. 13, be 
amended so a.> to read, 

Resolved, That any person wishing to become a beneficiary 
of this Synod, be required to present his request to Synod 
in person, if possible, or through his pastor, and that he be- 
come a beneficiary of Synod, only after he has been decided 
worthy of aid, by a majority vote ofSynod. 

As it reads now we require more of a beneficiary, than we 
do of a candidate for ordination. It strikes me that both 
the examination by Synod and a two-third majority vote, 
simply to aid a young man with money, is requiring too 
much. The recommendation of the pastor, of a young man, 
should be enough for Synod to act on. As the President 



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gees it, the resolution as it reads, defeats the very purpose 
for which it was framed, and instead of encouraging young 
men it will frighten them away. 

THE KARRER-SCHULKEN FUND. 

St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Wilmington™ 
lias been made the recipient of a fund, in which the Synod 
may some day be interested. The fund is called The Karrer- 
Schulken Fund, and is explained in the following, which is 
to be hoped will prove a guide for many more similar gifts, 
and funds in the. various churches in our bounds. 

Wilmington, N. C, November 5, 1887. 

Rev. P. W. E. PescJum, Pastor of St. PauVs Eoangellcal 

Lutheran Church, Pastor of My Dear Mother. 

I take pleasure in herewith turning over to yon and 
through you to the congregation of St. Paul's Evangelical 
Lutheran Church of Wilmington, ]SL C, of which my 
sainted mother was a member, the sum of $25 (twenty- 
five dollai-s, in gold.) This sum is to be, in some way, 
safely invested as a fund to which you may give a 
name, the interest of which shall be annually paid on the 
support of the pastor of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran 
Church, as long as the church stands. 

In case, of a vacancy of over a year, the interest accruing, 
during the vacancy, shall be added to the principal and also 
put 6n interest, if at all possible. 

In ease the congregation should from some cause or other, 
disband or be given up, the said $25.00 and whatever sum 
it be, with the interest added, during the vacancies of one 
year, or more, are to be turned over to the Evangelical 
Lutheran Synod of North Carolina, or its successor, and by 
it transferred to some other church for the same use and 
purpose, for which it is given to St. Paul's Church. 

My mother's object and mine— being only to do good with 
it as long as the world stands. Accept it, ple.ise, as a gift 
in memory of my dear sainted mother — Mrs. K. D. Kar- 
rer and may it help to carry on and further the work, of the 
great Evangelical Lutheran Church, which she so sincerely 
loved and to which she was so warmly attached. 

Accept, please sincere thanks for all your kind attentions 
towards me and convey my heartfelt thanks to one and all 



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of the members of oar church for their every word of 
kindness, and every deed, and expression of love. May 
God bless you one and all. 

In Christian Affection, 

EMMA KARRER. 

A similar letter, with $25 in gold was also presented 
by Mrs. E. Schulken in memory of her husband E. 
Schulken, Sr. 

Mrs. Karrer was a widow and a most devoted, faithful 
Christian, and Mr. E. Schulken, Sr., was a godly man uot 
blessed with much of this world's goods. Are there not 
many in our congregations who could imitate this noble 
example? My congregation named the fund after the two 
first donors. Let every one of our churches have a fund of 
this character. Should St. Paul's Church ever disband, 
the money will come into the hands of the Synod. . Untold 
good, can be done by such examples, such donations and 
gilts, and I would therefore recommend that a committee 
of three be appointed to draft a form for making a bequest 
or willing property to our Synod, our College or our 
Churches that will be legal, and that tae same be published 
in our minutes, immediately after the standing resolutions 
from year to year. 

OUR INSTITUTIONS. 

Our College.— Every lover of our College and the Synod's 
work must feel profoundly thankful to God for the brighten- 
ing prospects before both of our institutions. 

The Endowment Fund of $15,000.00 has been, thank God, 
secured through the indefatigable labors of our esteemed 
and faithful worker in the Lord's vineyard, Rev. W. Kim- 
ball. He dese/.es, th,f? lasting gratitude of the Synod for his 
untiring and successful labors. 

The College has been furthermore fortunate in having a 
farm willed to it by the late Mr. John D. Ritchie, which is 
worth almost $2,000. This is highly gratifying and it is also 
a source of great gratification, that the College has at its 
head a President in whom we can have implicit confidence. 
He is qualified, is faithful and devoted and laboring with 
fine success, aided by a faithfui and well qualified corps 
of assistants. 

The Synod must urge and insist that all the pastors and 
all the congregations do their duty to the institution. A 



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letter fi-om a Brother who recently moved into our bounds., 
manifests the spirit and interest that should characterize 
all. He writes, "you may rest assured that I shall heartily 
enter into the whole work of the Synod, College, Seminary 
etc' 7 

Our Seminary. — The kind assistance and relief extended 
the Seminary by Synod, has been highly appreciated, and 
is proving itself a great blessing*. Rev J. A. Linn, the 
efficient Principal thereof, together with highly qualified 
assistants, is rendering our church, a grand service by edu- 
cating her daughters. It is hoped that the Synod will 
remove the debt 7 as soon as possible, so that the Seminary 
can have a still clearer way to success. 

Bach of our institutions has a graduating class, for com- 
mencement this year. We can surely with the work done 7 
and the prospects in view before us regarding our schools, 
'•thank God and take courage," to labor more and pray 
more for them. 

OUR W. H. AND F. M. SOCIETIES. 

It is with great and heartfelt pleasure, that we hear and read 
of the efforts of our noble women in their various societies 
and their late grand convention, at Salisburry. This is the 
developing of a new power in our Church, which will 
yet do great things for the Church of God, and render valua- 
ble service in extending the Redeemer's kingdom. There is 
growth in membership in many places, growth in societies 
and growth in interest, all of which give bright hopes of 
grand success for the future. 

I recommend that our pastors be -equested to encourage 
I he efforts of our noble women, and that the minutes of 
of the late convention, be printed with ours, free of charge. 

GENERAL HOME MISSIONARY SECRETARY. 

I have been officially informed, that the Board of Missions 
of the United Synod, has secured the service of Rev. L. K. 
Probst, as General Home Missionary Secretary. This is a 
gratifying indication of a true church development we have 
needed long before this time. We should rejoice at this 
and bid our worthy Secretary, God-speed in his important 
mission. 

1 recommend that the Synod expresses its gratification at 
the step taken by the Board that it approves its action, and 



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that it assume its proper, share of financial responsibility, 
with the request that the mission fields in North Carolina 
he not overlooked. 

REV. B. S. BROWN THE TENN., SYNOD, AND OUR SYNOD. 

The days of the independent existence of the North Car- 
olina Synod, and the Tennessee Synod, have passed, and 
they are now Sister Synods in one and the same gen- 
eral bod} 7 , the United Synod of the South, and their rela- 
tions should be mutually pleasant and beneficial. The 
desire to do right exists in both to a greater or less extent. 
Most of the men, of the opposing factious iu days gone by. 
iiave passed away and a new generation in eacli is at the 
helm. Peace is therefore more easily attained and more 
easily preserved. We must guard especially against, 
the beginning of troubles, lest if they come, it will 
take more than one generation to bring about again a state 
of peace and harmony, comparable to that attained to, din- 
ing the past few years 

Unhappily and unfortunately, the movement for the 
opening of a breach has started in our sister Synod against us, 
in the case of our highly esteemed and so generally respected 
and beloved Brother Eev. B. S. Brown, who has proven 
himself, a faithful, pure, devoted and consecrated Lutheran 
pastor. We do not wish trouble, nor seek strife, but rather 
to avoid it. The times have changed, men have changed and 
our Synod has changed, and there are men in the pulpit 
and men in the pew, who have come direct from the land 
of Luther and of Lutheran doctrines and customs, and have 
had no other than a Lutheran training and desire no other. 

We must dispose of this matter, in some way, and ascer- 
tain where the fault, or wrong, or mistake lies. A short state- 
ment of the case is necessary and is herewith presented. 

January 15th 1887, I mailed the following letter of honor- 
able dismissal to Bev. B. S. Brown, in compliance with his 
written request. It is herewith submitted, and hereunto 
appended, explains itself and bears the Synod's seal. 

Wilmington, N. C, January 15th. 188S. 
Greetings in the name of our Dear Lord Jesus ! 

This is to certify that Rev. B, S. Brown, is hereby at his 
own request, honorably dismissed from the Evangelical 
Lutheran Synod and Ministerium of North Carolina to 
unite with the Evangelical Lutheran Tennessee Synod in 



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whose bounds hf has a field of labor. May he be as faith - 
fill arid 'successful, in his new relations as in his old, and 
may God bless him and his labors, and all who labor with 
him. 

/. — — - , F. W. E. Peschau. 

] Seal. [ Pres. of Evan. Luth. Synod and Ministerium 
<■ ^^-^ j of North Carolina. 

This letter was turned over to the proper authorities in 
the Tennessee Synod, but was not accepted and our Brother 
not admitted into that bodv,although serving a congregation 
which had called him, in its bounds and in connection with 
it. Himself rejected, his letter not accepted, he turns back 
to his mother Synod, returns his letter to your President 
has his name placed again upon its roll, and submits the 
case to your consideration, presenting the following action 
of our sister Synod, in his case. 

efpoe:: of committee on examination. 

VTe, your Committee on Examination Mould beg leave to 
fiibmit the following : 

'We have had an interview with Rev. B. S. Brown, who 
is in charge of two congregations in connection with our 
Synod, and who comes with a letter of honorable dismissal 
from the President of the North Carolina Synod to our 
Synod, asking admission into the Evangelical Lutheran 
Tennessee Synod. 

The committee cannot consistently recommend his recep- 
tion into our Synod, because his views on the formula of the 
administration of the Holy Lord's Supper; on self-admin- 
istration of the Lord's Supper; and on pulpit and altar fel- 
lowship, do not accord with the principles of this Synod as 
'aid down in the Summit Rule, and since defined by the 
resolution adopted at Conoverin 188:3, and at Dallas in 1886. 

And we further recommend that the President of the 
Evangelical Lutheran Tennessee Synod return to Rev. B. 
S. Brown his letter of honorable dismissal and that it be ac- 
companied with the reasons for this action of the Synod. 
Respectfully Submitted, 

P. C. Hexkel. 
R. A- Yodee, 
J. X. Stibewalt. 
S. Hexkel. 

This report was received and considered by items. 

The above being the first item, this item was adopted as 
amended. 



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I certify, that the foregoing is a correct copy of the report 
of the Committee on Examination in the case of Rev. B S. 
Brown,, and that the recommendation "of the committee was 
sustained as will appear on the printed minutes of the 
Evangelical Lutheran Tennessee Synod for its convention 
in 1887. 

J. S. Koiner, 
President of the E. L. Tennessee Synod. 

J. Paul Stirewal. , 
Secretary of the E. L. Tennessee Synod. 



Can the Synod let this pass by in silence ! I mean this 
conduct towards us. Shall it subject its members, itself, or its 
President to similar treatment, each time a letter of dis- 
missal is given by it to this sister Synod ? 
. We did not open this trouble. The Brother in question, 
your President und through him your Synod, observed 
proper law and order; and Lutheran custom and Lutheran 
courtesy, and what more could. we do? We did not send a 
candidate for ordination, but an ordained minister, against 
whose life and character and doctrinal teachings no voice 
has been raised. Is the reason assigned the only reason ? 
Is it not a thrust at our Synod ? 

Should we not likewise have an Examination Committee 
for brethren coming from other Synods? Is it right or con- 
sistent to allow pastors from other Synods to accept calls 
from our congregations, or to act as supply, as we do with- 
out an examination ? Have we not uniformly shown a kind 
spirit towards our sister Synod, and its pastors, as they have 
come to labor in our midst, and can we not expect and ask 
the same from them, as we stand on the same confessional 
basis ? 

I recommend that a committee of six, three clerical and 
three lay members be appointed to present to the Synod 
such resolutions as may be proper to justify your President 
in his action in both granting and accepting again the letter 
of dismissal, to exhonerate Synod, to exhonerate Pastor 
Brown and adjust the matter with our sister Synod, in an 
amicable manner, at time and place that may be agreed 
upon and to present such other action as may provide 
against the recurrence of misunderstanding, or similar treat- 
ment, and may God guide the brethren. 



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In closing, this long report, which has cost me no little 
labor, permit me, to tender you my sincere thanks, for the 
honor you have t^icS conferred upon me, in making me 
your President. I thank you, one and all, clerical and lay 
members, for your forbearance with me, and for your 
uniform kindness and respect. God bless you and make 
you wise unto salvation and wise to do His will. 

"'My, beloved brethren, be yestedfast, immovable, -always 
abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know 
that your labor is not in vain, in the Lord." 

I now turn over to your care, the interests entrusted to 
me, and hope and pray that you and my successor may have 
a pleasant, profitable and blessed session of Synod and that 
God may ever bless you, to whom as "Unto the King eternal, 
immortal, invisible, the only wise God be honor and glory 
forever and ever Amen. 

Yours in Christian Affection, 

F. W. E. PESCHAU. 



Motion prevailed to excuse Revs. Prof. J. G. Sehaid and 
J. A. Linn for remainder of session. 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS. 

The election of officers for the ensuing year resulted as 
follows : 

President.— Rev. F. W. E. PESCHAU Wilmington, N. C. 

Rec. Seo— Rev. (I. B. KING Salisbury, N. C. 

Cor., sec— Rtv. W. G. CAMPBELL Concord, N. C. 

Treasurir.— Col. P. N. HEILIG Salisbury, N. C. 

W. H. Strauss, Esq., was requested to act as Assistant 
Secretary. 

The following were introduced and received as advis- 
ory members of Synod : Rev. L. K. Probst, Charleston. 
S. G, Home Mission Secretary of the United Synod; 
Rev. Prof. J. H. Turner, Baltimore, Md., Principal of 
Lutherville Female Seminary ; Rev. D. A. Sox, of the 
Tennessee Synod ; Rev. J. H. Summit of the Holston Synod ; 
Rev. L. A. Bikle, D. D., of the Tennessee Synod. 



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As visiting members, the followiug students for the 
Lutheran Ministry were received : J. H. Ritchie, B. H. 
W. Runge, W. Deaton, L. Deaton, L. C. Bame A. M. Park, 
colored. 

The following were introduced and received as visitors 
and welcomed by the President, among the delegates : Revs. 
Bumpass, Grissom and Smith. Ministers of Methodist 
Church : Revs. Trexler and Heller. Ministers of the Re- 
formed Church, Rev. J. D. Newton of the Baptist Church. 

By request of Rev. L. K. Probst, it was moved that 
Saturday afternoon session and the Saturday nights services 
be set apart for Missions. 

After announcement of Divine Services for 8 P. M., 
Synod adjourned to meet at the appointed hour for the 
morning session. 

Benediction by Rev. S. Rothrock. 

SECOND SESSION. 

May 5th, 9 o'clock A. M. 

Synod opened, with the President in the Chair. Hymn 
124 sung. Prayer by Rev. S. Rothrock. Minutes read 
and corrected, and approved. 

APPOINTMENTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES, BY 
PRESIDENT. 

1. Committee on President's Report: Rev. J. L. Buck, 
Rev. J. G. Schaid, Rev. S. Rothrock, Capt. T. L. Seigle, 
W. H. Strauss. 

2. State of the Church : Rev. W. H. Cone, Rev. B. W. 
Cronk, Win. Kime, W. T. Davis. 

3. Church Institutions: Rev. T. S. Brown, Rev. S. L. 
Keller, Capt J. Cook, J. M. Eddleman. 

4. Missions : Rev. J. D: Shirey, Rev. H. M. Brown, D. 
C. Faggart, H. C. Lentz. 

5. Unfinished Business : Rev. C. A. Rose, Rev. A. D. Tj. 
Moser, O. M. Holzhouser, V. T Beck. 



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6. Proceedings of Conference : Rev. W. G. Campbell,. 
Rev. Geo. H. Cox, R. C. Blackwelder, J. N". Plaster. 

7. Petitions : Rev. W. A. Lutz, Rev. H. M. Brown, D. 
W. Eury, J. C. Miller. 

8. Pastoral Districts : Rev. H. A- Trexler, Rev. E. P. 
Parker, Rev. W. R. Ketchie, D. W. Honey cutt. 

9. Vacancies : Rev. J. W. Strickler, Rev. J. A. Linn, 
Thos. M. Kerns. 

10. Finance: Capt. T. L. Seigle, G. W. Brown, J. W. 
Miller, S. F. Ludwick. 

11. Apportionment : Rev. W. R. Brown, Rev. .W. Kim- 
ball, C. C Haithcox, L. W. S. Bost. 

12. Appropriations : Rev. J. A. Linn, Rev. D. W. 
Michael, Col. P. N. Heilig. 

13. Committee on, Colored Work. Rev. W. G. Campbell, 
Rev. B. W. Cronk, G. W. Brown, Rev. D. J. Koontz. 



CONSIDERATION OF CONSTITUTION. 

Motion carried to consider Constitution, item by item. 
Rev. G. H. Cox, read same with a view to adoption. 

Chapter 1st article 2, strike out language reading "such 
lay delegates duly authorized to represent." 

Article 2nd of chapter 1, adopted as amended. 

Article 3rd of chapter 1, adopted as amended. 

Seventeenth line insert "to" before recommend "chapter 
3," of the Distribution of Functions and Powers — strike 
out the word "district" before the word "Conference," this 
section was adopted as amended. 

Pending the heading of reports on the State ot the Church 
the following reports were offered : 

Report of N. C. College: By Rev. S. Rothrock, was re- 
ceived and referred to Church Institutions- 

Report of Committee on Mission Work connected with the W- 
H. and F. Missionary Society : By Rev. W. A. Lutz, received 
and referred to Committee on Missions. 



MINUTES E- L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 21 

Report on Beneficiary Education : By Eev. W. A Lutz, 
received and referred to Committee on Church Institutions, 

REPORT ON STATE OF THE CHURCH. 

All reports on State of Church received and referred to 
Committee on State of Church. 

It was moved and seconded that J. C. Miller be excused 
on arrival of his Alternate. 

Pending the hearing of reports on State of Church, Synod 
adjourned with prayer by Eev. Prof. Turner, to meet 2:o0 
P.M. 

THIRD SESSION. 

May 5th, 2:30 o'clock P. M. 

Synod opened. President in the Chair. Song and prayer 
by Eev. W. E. Ketchie. Minutes read, corrected and ap- 
proved. 

Eev. J. L. Buck and Mr. D. C. Faggart were excused 
from late afternoon session. 

Eev. Prof. E. H. Cline of China Grove, Tennessee Synod, 
introduced and received as advisory member of Synod. 
Moved and seconded that the part of Eev. Prof. J. G. 
Schaid's* report refeiing to Education, be referred to Com- 
mittee on Church Institution. 

Eeport on Missions read by Eev. J. D. Shirey, was re- 
ceived to be considered item by item. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MISSIONS. 

1. Your committee desires to say that they have examined 
the Eeport of the Advisory Board of Missions, and rejoice 
to hear of the successful and interesting Convention held in 
Salisbury on the first and second days of May, and we re- 
joice in the interest that has been awakened and maintained 
among the women iu the cause of missions, and we bid 
them, "'God-speed in the good work. 

We recommend the careful consideration of the Eeport 
of the Advisory Board, and t!ie adoption of its recommen- 
dations. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



2. We desire also to call your attention to the facts that 
the United Synod, at its last meeting in Savannah, Ga. r 
authorized its Board of Missions to raise the sum of $4,000 
for Home Missions, and $2,000 for Foreign Missions among 
the Synods, composing that body. In view of this action 
we recommend, 

1. XI' at this Synod promptly assume its proportionate 
part of the said $6,000 

2 That, inasmuch, as the Board oi Missions has not as. 
yet asked the women to undertake and support any special 
work under their direction, we kindly appeal to them to 
aid the Synod in collecting and paying its proportional part 
of the aforesaid $0,000. 

3. An appeal comes to us from the colored congregation at 
Lexington, stating that they were without a pastor, and un- 
able to support one T being but seven in all, and appealing 
1o Synod for aid. 

As we are desirous of concentrating our missionary oper- 
ations as much as possible, we recommend this petition to 
the'favorable consideration of Board of Missions. Referred 
tts the Committee on Colored the Work. 

THE FORSYTES MISSION. 

4. Inasmuch, as the missionary reports the prospects of 
organization in Winston, for the present, not practical, we 
recommend that the missionary continue to look after Win- 
ston, and if in his judgment practical he organize a congre- 
gation at that point. 

Further, inasmuch as the Davie Mission is calling for 
help, we recommend that $150.00 to be appropriated to the 
Foisvthe Mission, and that $50.00 be appropriated to the 
Davie Mission, and that R. L. Brown be appointed mission- 
ary to that field. 

J. D. Shirey, 
H. M. Brown, 
D. C. Faggart, 



Under item first, report of Standing Committee was read 
and received item by item. 

REPORT OF STANDING UOMMITTEE ON MISSIONS. 

Your committee appointed to co-operate with the W. H. 
and F. M. Convention, beg leave to report, that they at- 
tended to that duty and can report the W. H. and F. M 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF. NORTH CAROLINA.. 



Societies iu good spirits and this in the face of much dis- 
couragement. There were only seventeen societies report- 
ed at the Annual Convention, and there are two less than 
reported last year. They are anxiously awaiting the time 
when the United Synod will have a live missionary in the 
foreign field and they hope with the co-operation of the 
women of sister Synods in the United Synod to begin a 
Home Mission point in some one of our cities at an early 
day. Since the work before them is so great and so neces- 
sary and not one half of the congregations of Synod have 
auxiliary societies we offer the following for the approval 
of Synod. 

Resolved 1st, That it is the sense of Synod, that the W. 
H. and F. M. work i« fully in accord with the teaching of 
God's Word and is heartily endorsed by this Synod. 

Resolved 2nd, That we request the ladies of all of our 
congregations, to support and labor with this mission band. 

Resolved 3rd, That it be made the duty of all our pastors 
to encourage these co-workers, by early organizing auxiliary 
societies in their congregations where there are as yet none, 
and by aiding the societies where they already exist. 

Resolved ith, That we regret very much that by some 
misunderstanding, their minutes of 1887 did not appear in 
the minutes of Synod as per* resolution of Synod, and we 
assure these sisters, that it was not for lack of interest in, 
and sympathy for their work, that this omission occured. 

The Convention of 1888 do not ask Synod to print their 
minutes this year but will print thfir own minutes. We 
admire this truly, worthy and brave spirit and bid them 
God's blessing. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Wm. A, Ltjtz, 
J. W. Steicklek, 
C. B. King. 

Item 1 . Standing Committee adopted. 
Item 2. Standing Committee adopted. 
Item 3. Standing Committee. 
Item 4. Standing Committee. 
Item 5. Standing Committee. 
Item 6. Standing Committee. 



24 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Item 1. of Report on Missions; adopted. 

Item 2. 1st and 2nd sections of 2, adopted. 

Item 3. Referred to Committee on colored work ■ Com- 
mittee consisting of Rev. W. G. Campbell, Rev. B. W. 
Cronk, Rev. D. J. Koontz, and G. W. Brown, 

Item 4. Referred back to Committee, after which the re- 
port was adopted as a whole. 

Report of Committee on Pastorial Districts, by Rev. H. 
A. Trexler, was received and adopted as a whole. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PASTORAL DISTRICT No. 8. 

We, your Committee on Pastorial District, submit the 
following changes : 

1. Nazareth, Shiloh, Hopewell and Winston. 

2. Reformation, St. Matthew's (Davie) and Providence. 

3. Bethel (Rowan), St Paul's, (Rowan) and Christ's. 

4. Concordia and Grace. 

5. St. John's. 

6. Prosperity, Cold Water Mt. Hermon. 

7. Holy Trinity, Albermarle and Mt. Carmel. 

8. Luther's. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. A. Trexler, 
E. P. Parker, 
W. R. Ketchie, 
D. W. Honeycutt. 

Report of Missions deferred until Monday morning's ses- 
sion pending discussion on Item 4. In the interim previ- 
ous to adjournment, Rev. Prof. Turner, principal ef Luth- 
erville Female Seminary, was introduced for an address 
on Female Education. 

President made announcements for Divine Service on next 
Lord's Day. Synod adjourned pending Report on Missions- 
Benediction by Rev. F. W. E. Peschau. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



FOURTH SESSION. 

May 7th, 9 o'clock, A. M., 1888. 

After fifteen minutes' devotional exercises in behalf 
<of Missions, conducted by the Recording Secretary, the 
Synod was opened, the President in the Chair, with prayer 
by Rev. Bachman S. Brown. 

' After roll call, the minutes of the previous session were 
read and appoved. 

The Rev. R. P. Eubanks, Rector of the Episcopal 
€hurch of Concord, IS. C, was introduced and received as 
a visiting member, of the Synod. 

Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, and delegate W. H. Strauss, Esq., 
kindly proposed to furnish Synod, 100 copies of Constitu- 
tion printed by type writer, for the members inspection. Mo- 
tion carried that we thankfully accept, this kind offer of 
Brothers Peschau and Strauss. 

By appointment the further consideration of Constitution 
was taken up. 

Chapter second, section 1, article 1, adopted. 

Chapter second, section 1, article 2, adopted ' after being 
amended by striking out all after "Synod," and inserting 
"except as herein -after provided." 

Chapter second section 1, article 3, insert after "ap- 
pointed," adjourned meetings may be held, whenever this 
Synod so resolves. Adopted as amended. 

Chapter second, section 1, article 4, adopted. 

Chapter second, section 1, article 5, adopted. 

Chapter second, section 2, article 1, adopted* 

Synod proceeded to hear reports on State of Church, 
pending the consideration of Constitution. 

It was moved and seconded, that we accept with hearty 
thanks, the invitation of the Concord Club, to visit their 
rooms, and enjoy privileges of the same. 

Thanks were voted Mr. D. D. Johnson, Druggist, for 
favors extended. 



26 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Pending the hearing of reports on State of Church, 
Synod adjourned with prayer by Eev. W. H. Cone. 

FIFTH SESSION. 

May 7th, 2:30 o'clock P. M., 1888. 

Synod was opened with the President in the Chair. 
Prayer by Eev. W. G. Campbell, minutes of morning ses- 
sion read and approved. 

Eev. S. Eothrock, Mr. T. M. Kernes and Eev. Nathan 
Clapp were excused from further attendance upon Synod. 

A resolution that Eev. S. Eothrock, be continued as a 
member of the Board of Trustees of North Carolina College, 
during his natural life, was unanimously adopted. 
Father Eothrock was deeply touched with this expression 
of Synod's love for him. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON WORK AMONG THE 
FREEDMEN. 

Mr. President : — Your committee would respectfully 
report that, after careful deliberation, and the consideration 
of all the facts known to us, it seems to us the duty of the 
Lutheran Church to preach the gospel, to the Freedmen. 
We believe, the scanty success of all our efforts,in this direc- 
tion, in the past, to be due to the manner in which we have 
labored and not to any inadaptibility, of our form of faith, 
to the needs of that people. How we have labored in this 
field heretofore, you well know . We have had more 
than we could do with the small resources, at our command 
to provide for the support of what gave promise of be- 
coming self-sustaining churches among our own people. 
Yet, in spite of all discouragements, there is to-day a colored 
work within the bounds of our Synod ; and three ordained 
ministers, an applicant for ordination, and another colored 
brother asking for work among us, seem to indicate a 
vitality not to be lightly esteemed. We can not do other- 
wise than recommend, further work in this field. Your 
committee therefore have the following suggestions to offer: 

1st. That a committee of three, be appointed at this meet- 
ing of Synod to correspond with the Maryland Synod ask- 
ing for the appointment of a similar committee, from that 



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body, the two to form a joint committee which shall have 
full power and permission to collect and disburse funds for 
the maintenance, of missions among the Freedmen within 
the bounds of the North Carolina Synod, this committee to 
report to the Synods of North Carolina and Maryland at the 
annual meetings of the same. 

2d. That the President and Secretary of Synod certify 
to the Maryland Synod, the appointment of such committee 
and urge the co-operation of that Synod in this work. 

3rd. That the colored mission, appealing to us for aid at 
this meeting of Synod, be asked to do the best they can un- 
til this committee can come to their help. 

W. G. Campbell, 
D. W. Cronk, 
Geo. W. Brown. 

Report of Committee on Work Among the Freedmen, by 
Rev. W. G. Campbell, was received to be considered item 
by item. Pending the discussion of item 1st, Rev. W. G. 
Campbell delivered, according to appointment, an address 
on Mission WorJc Among the Freedmen. 

Item 1, of above mentioned report, adopted. 

Item 2, adopted. 

Item 3, adopted. Report on Colored Work adopted as a 
whole. Revs. W. G. Campbell, F. W. E. Peschau, J. D. 
Koontz were appointed, as a committee to confer with Mary- 
land Synod, in regard to work among the Freedmen of the 
South as related to the North Carolina Synod. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PETITIONS. 

Your Committee on Petitions have examined the papers 
placed in their hands, to wit : 

1st. A letter from Rev. J. H. Fesperman asking to be ex- 
cused from attendance upon Synod on account of sickness. 
We recommend that he be excused and that special prayer, 
be offered for him in his affliction. 

2nd. Letters from Revs. G. F. Schaefer and J. B. Davis, 
D. D., asking Synod to excuse them from attendance at this 
Synod. We recommend that they be excused. 

3rd. A letter from Rev. W. H. Cone containing $10 for 
Synod. 



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4th. A letter from Rev. R. W. Petrea containing $5. This* 
money has been handed to the Finance Committee. We 
recommend, that the Synod authorize the Correspondent 
Secretary T to express the thanks of the Synod to both Eevs. 
Cone and P«-trea for their liberal gift to the Synods Trea- 
sury. 

5th. A letter from Rev, J. A. Sligh corresponding- 
delegate elect of the South Carolina Synod, to this Synod 
stating that neither he nor his alternate can be present at 
this session. We recommend, 

A, That this letter be read before the Synod. 

B. That at the proper time this Synod elect a delegate- 
to the next annual session of the South Carolina. 

6th, An invitation from Lutheran Chapel congregation; 
asking that Synod hold its next annual session in their 
church. We recommond this to the favorable consideration., 
of Synod when fixing the place for said session. 

Respectfully Submitted,. 

Wm. A. Lutz„ 
H, M. Brown t 
D. W. Eury, 
H. C. Lentz. 

Report of Committee on Petitions, by Eev. W. A. Lute 
was received to be considered item by item. 

Item 1, adopted. 

Ttem 2 7 adopted. 

Item 3, adopted. 

Item 4 ; adopted. Under item 4, Rev. W. A. Lutz, read 
letter from Rev. J. A. Sligh, the corresponding delegate of 
South Carolina Synod. 

Item 5, adopted. 

Item 6, adopied. 

Report on Petitions was adopted as a whole. 

The report of Treasurer, was read and referred to the 
Finance Committee. 






MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 29 



Your Committee on Finance have taken the Treasurer's receipt for the 
full amount contained in Treasurer's Report- 

T. L. SEIGLE, ) 

JESSE W. MILLER, [ Committee. 

G. M. BttOWN. j 

TREASURER'S REPORT. 

P. N. HEILIG, Treasurer, in Account with the 

Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina. 

1887. SYNODICAL FUNDS. * Dk. 

May 4, To balance on hand last year as per report $187 90 

" 4, Received from Finance Committee 295 01 

Aug. 19, " " Rev. J. L. Buck for Printing Minutes... 2 54 

" 19, " " Guilford Charge, Printing Minutes 8 45 

1888. 

April 27, " " Rev. S. Rothrock, Treasurer Southern 
Conference, for Printing Minutes for 
W. H. and F. M. Society, 1*86 10 32 

HOME MISSIONS. 

May 4, Received from Finance Committee 376 24 

FOREIGN MISSIONS. 
" 4, Received from Finance Committee 180 85 

BENEFICIARY EDUCATION. 

" 4, Received from Finance Committee 29 35 

NORTH CAROLINA COLLKGE.' 

" 4, Received from Finance Committee 130 65 

orphan's HOME. 

Sept. 9, Received fiom Rev. F. W. E. Peschau 7 80 

18. i6- children's fund for foreign mission. 

Jan. 5, Received from Rev. C. A. Rose, St. Paul's 25 00 

" 5, " " Bethel 13 50 

Feb. 27, " " Rev. J. D. Shirey's charge Salem Church 14 75 

St Luke's Church 11 05 

Total $1,298 41 

1888. Cr. 

May 4, By Amount Paid Capt. T. L. Seigle for St. 

Mark's Church Charlottee, N. C $375 54 

" 4, " Amount Paid Rev. W. Kimball Finan- 
cial Agent N. C. College 300 00 

' 4, " Amount Paid Henkel & Co., balance on 

Printing Minutes for 188fi 47 79 



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4, " Amount Paid Rev. J. W. Stricklers Re- 
ceipt for Home Missions 1© 00 

4, * Rev. C. A. Rose Receipt for Children's 

Foreign Missionary Society -. 32 36 

4, " Amount J. L. Sifferde Receipt for 

Home Missions 12 00 

4 T " Amount Paid Children's Foreign and 

Home Missions „, 8 75 

12, " Amount Paid Kev. J. D. Koontz- 2 00 

Aug 19, "' Amount Paid Henkel & Co., Printing 

Minutes 95 58 

1888. 

Feb. 20, " Amount Paid Capt. W. A. Barrier Treaa. 

U. S. in the South 50 00 

April 17, " Amount Paid W. A. Barrier Treas. U. S- 

South 10 00 

" 17, " Amount Paid Express charges on 

Minutes U. S. Synod South 1 65 

17, ** Amount Paid Postage on delivering 

Minutes 20 

$ 945 83 
Iu hands ot Treasurer 352 53 

$1,298 41 $1,298 41 
Respectfully Submitted, 

P. N- HEILIG, Treasurer, 



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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. 

Your Committee hare examined the Treasurer's Report and vouchers 
and find them correct. We also report the following contributions for 
.Synodical purposes: 



CHURCHES, 


Home 

Missions. 


00 

c 


'S3 
as 

■<3 

M 

'S 
t-l 



fa 


Synodical 

Treasury.! 


■Beneficiary 

Education- 


i. 


"3 
c 


Rev. T. S. Brown's 















St. Mark's (Charl'e. 


$ 8 00 
20 00 


$ 5 00 
5 00 


$ 10 00 
10 00 


$ 20b 

5 00 




25 00 
50 00 


HolyTrimty(Vac'nt, 
Rev. S. L. Keller's 


$ 10 00 


St. John's, (Caba'us.) 


3 00 


16 00 


29 00 
3 00 




22 00 105 66 




2 25 


Rev. W. Kimball's 




4 00 


vz •>& 


St. Michael's 


1 2 50 
2 00 
2 00 


2 00 
2 00 
1 00 


3 00 
2 30 
2 00 




3 18 
2 00 
2 00 


10 68 


Amity 




St. Paul's :. 




8 00 


Rev. B. W. Cronk's 




7 00 




9 63 


21 10 




7 95 




38 68 


Rev. C. B. King's 






St. John's, (Salisb'y) 
Rev. C. A. Rose's 


15 66 


15 00 


10 66 5 66 


5 00 


50 00 


Bethel... 


15 00 

1 00 

15 00 


18 50 

5 00 

25 00 


10 061 2 00 
5 00 ' nfk 


7 00 




Christ's 


52 50 
12 00 

58 60 


St. Paul's, (Rowan).. 
Rev. H. A. Trexler's 


10 00 


2 00; 


6 60 


St. P«ter's, (Rowan). 

St. Matthew's 

Rev. S. Rothrock's 


11 00 
11 00 


5 00 
5 00 


5 00 
5 00 


3 OO' 
3 00 


2 00 
2 00 


26 00 
26 00 


Rev. J. W. Strickler 


| 




6 00 






Union Church 


15 00 

7 00 








• Christiana 


UUj W 00 •> \ju uuj 4U (10 

7 50: 5 001 3 00 3 00 25 50 


Rev. D. W. Michael's 


Sandy Creek 


10 00 
5 00 


5 66 5 "66| 2 50 2 59 >5 09 


Pilgrim 


Bethany 




t vu ^ yju 


z «W; 1» OU 








10 ooj. 




j' 


10 00 


Rev. Geo. H. Cox 






1 




Bethel, (Stanly) 


4 04 

a 35; 

1 35l 



3 26 
1 65 1 
1 95 j 


3 83 1 25L. 
1 65 1 05. 
7 "01 1 10. 
5 00 [ 


1 


12 38 


bt. Stephen's 


..... 


Mt. Olive 




Rev. R. W. Petrea 




Rev. W. R. Brown's 


1 




Organ Church 


8 70 10 Oil 




Ebenezer 


12 00] 5 00| 7 001 2 50... 26 50 



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CHURCHES. 


Home 

Missions. 


00 

a 
o 

'5? 

GO . 

'53 

H 

© 
ft 


1 Synodical . 

1 Treasury. 


a 

o 
'+= 

£ft 

C 


6 
bo 
a> 

o 

O 

d 


Total. 


A. D. L. Moser's ■ 












Cold Water 


2 00 
,1 00 


2 00 5 00 


2 25 




11 °5 


Mt. Hermon 


1 00 


5 00 


45 




7 45 


Rev. J. L. Buck's 






Luther Chapel 


15 00 
10 00 


10 00 
5 00 


10 00 
5 00 


5 00 


5 00 
1 00 


45 00 
21 00 










Grace 


6 00 2 15 
3 00 2 00 


5 60 
2 00 


3 80 
3 00 


3 20 
3 00 


20 15 




13 00 


Rev. W. R. Ketchie's 




St. Matthew's 


2 00 ' 2 00 


2 00 




7 00 


Providence - 2 00 2 00 


2 oo 






6 00 


Rev. W. A. Lutz's 












St. Enoch 


20 00 
15 00 


10 00 
15 00 


15 00 
10 00 






45 00 


Trinity 






40 00 


Rev. F. W. E. PeBchau's 







St. Paul's (Wil'gton) 
Rev. J. A. Linn 


20 00 




25 00 


io 66 26 66 


75 00 




Albemarle 


2 00 


2 00 


3 oo 


1 00 


1 00 


9 00 


Rev. R. L. Brown's 










5 83 






5 83 


Rev. J. D. Shirev's 












Salem Church 

St. Luke's Church... 


10 00 
10 00 


5 50 


10 00 

15 oo 

2 00 


5 00 
10 00 


3 50 

4 50 


•34 00 
39 50 


Rev. J. D. Koontz's 











H. M. Brown's 










2 00 


Holy Trinity\ 


ii oo 




6 00 






17 00 




4 06 






4 06 






























■ 














$347 57 


$228 61 


$310 37 


$98 10 


$120 07 


$1104 72 



$1061 22 



The following amount is in the hands of the Treasurer : 

Home Mission $347 57 

Foreign Mission 228 61 

Synodical Treasury 310 37 

Beneficiary Education 98 10 

North Carolina College 120 07 



$1104 7, 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA- 



Less amount by receipt Rev. C. A. liose , 43 §0 

•f 1061 22 
To balance on hand as per report 352 53 

$1413 75 
Your Committee have taken the Treasurer's receipts for the abova 
■contributions, 

iJespectfully Submitted, 

T. L. SEIGLE, ) 

JESSE W. MILLER, [ Committee. 

G. M. BROWN. j 

Report of Committee on College Agent was received, to 
he considered item by item. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON COLLEGE AGENTS. 

Your committee would report that the Financial Agent 
-of North Carolina College, Rev. W. Kimball has completed 
the canvass of our congregations as directed by Synod and 
.has secured over $15,000 in cash and bonds — the amount 
necessary to render binding, the obligations of the donors as 
stipulated in the action of this Synod, in adopting the plan 
of endowment. 

Your committee recommend; 

1st. That a vote of thanks be given to Brother Kimball for 
the faithful and efficient labor performed. 

2d. That the balance due him on salary $108.30 be paid 
him out of present funds of Synod. 

3. Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, Financial Agent at large hav- 
ing resigned, and turned over to Brother Kimball the- funds 
collected, your committee would recommend that Rev. 
Prof. J. G. Schaid President of the College, be appointed 
as his successor. 

Respectfully, 

J. A. Linn, 

C. A. Rose, 

W. G. Campbell. 

Item 1, adopted. 

Item 2, adopted. 

Item 3, adopted. The report of committee on College 
Agent was adopted as a whole. 



34 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORIH CAROLINA. 



; Eeport of Committee on Minutes of Conference, by Eev. 
W. G. Campbell, received to be considered item by item. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MINUTES OF CONFERENCE. 

Me. President :— We have examined the records sub- 
mitted to us and find that five meetings were held during 
the past year, three by the Southern and two by the North- 
ern Conference. The minutes of both bodies show that in- 
teresting and practical questions of doctrine and usage are 
discussed, that the meetings are well attended by the laity, 
and, in the Southern Conference, by the ministers. The 
Northern Conference has deemed it advisable, to report to 
Synod the names of ministers belonging to it who are absent 
and unexcused. We incorporate, as a part of the report, a 
document addressed to the Synod, by that Conference and 
put into our hands by the President, as follows: 

At the meeting of the Southern Conference in St. John's 
Church, Cabarrus, in January, among other resolutions of 
interest and importance, one of more than ordinary bearing 
was throughly discussed, and adopted by a rising unanimous 
vote. The resolution as it appears upon the minutes is as 
follows : 

k< Resolved, That the granting of letters of dismissal from 
the Lutheran Church is contrary to the right usage of our 
church." At the meeting of the Northern Conference at 
Sandy Creek in April, the same resolution was adopted. 
Your committee, impressed with the wisdom and propriety 
of this action of the conferences and deeming the matter of 
sufficient importance to warrant it, recommend that Synod 
adopt this action as a standing resolution. In regard to the 
matter of non-attendance at Conference we are of the opin- 
ion, that all ministers in our connection should attend the 
meeting of their respective conference or offer reason- 
able excuse for failure to do so, and in case of neglect to do 
either, they should be reported to Synod. We therefore 
commend the action of the Northern Conference in their 
case. 

Bespectfully submitted, 

Wright G. Campbell. 

Geo. H, Cox, 

E. C. Blackwelder, 

J. N. PLASTER 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 35 

Item 1, was adopted. 

Item 2, adopted as amended. 

The report was adopted as a whole. 

Motion carried to recall appointment for Divine Services 
for this evening at 8 o'clock and have session of Synod in- 
stead. 

Eev. J. L. Buck, V. I.Beck, Win. Kime and Rev. B. W. 
Cronk were excused from father attendance upon Synod. 

Synod adjourned, pending the report of Committee on 
Conference, to meet in Ministerim immediately upon ad- 
journment. Prayer and benediction by Rev. S. Rothrock. 

SIXTH SESSION. 

May 7th, 8 o'clock P. M., 1888 . 

Synod was opened, the President in the Chair, with 
prayer by Rev. R. L. Brown. Calling of roll passed over. 
Minutes read and adopted. 

During interim, collection was taken up for Boa-d of 
Home Missions of the United Synod. 

The following Resolutions was unanimously adopted : 

Hesolved, 1st. That it has afforded us great pleasure to 
have had with us, Rev. L. K. Probst, General Secretary of 
Board of Missions of the United Synod South. 

Resolved 2nd. That we rejoice that the Board has found a 
man so well qualified for the work of General Secretary. 

Resolved 'Jvd. That we bid him God speed in his work 
and pledge him our aid. 

Synod adjourned, with prayer by Rev. J. W. Strickler. 

SEVENTH SESSION. 

May 8th, 9 o'clock A. M., LS88. 

Synod was opened, the President in the Chair, with short 
devotional exercises, conducted by Rev. W. A. Lutz. 
Minutes read, corrected, and adopted. 

Motion prevailed that we dispense with r*he further con- 
sideration of the Constitution during this session of Synod. 

Report of Committee on State of Church, by Rev. W. H. 
Cone was re-committed. 



36 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Eeport of Committee on Church Institutions, by Eev. T~ 
S. Brown was adopted as a whole. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE No. 3— CHURCH INSTITUTIONS . 

Your committee would report the following : 

NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE. 

It is with pleasure, we report the hopeful condition of this- 
institution. There has been a gradual increase in at- 
tendance during the year. Under the over-sight of Prof J.. 
G. Schaid the moral and intellectual standard has advanced 
to a commendable degree, and the deportment of th& 
students has also improved. 

IT. PLEASANT FEMALE SEMINARY. 

This Institution has enjoyed its usual prosperity through- 
out the past year. There has, however, been an in- 
crease in the number of boarders. We understand that the 
principal, Eev. J. A. Linn is building a new fence around 
the Seminary, at his own expense, and is continually ad- 
ding improvements to the building and grounds. We re- 
commend both these institutions to the fostering care of 
Synod and the patronage of the church. 

T. S. Brown, 
S. L. Keller, 
Jonas Cook, 
J. M. Eddleman. 

The Committee on President's Eeport, constituted 
as following : Eev. Prof. J. G. Schaid, Eev. T. S, 
Brown, Eev. W. E, Brown, Capt. T. L. Seigle and W. H. 
Strauss, Esq. 

Eepovt of Committee on Vacancies, by. Eev. J. W. 
Strickle}-, received to be considered item by item. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON VACANCIES. 

Me. Chairman : — Your committee beg leave to note the 
fallowing vacancies, and submit the following recomenda- 
tions : 

1st. Holy Trinity, Mt. Pleasant. 

2nd. Prosperity, Cold Water, Mt. Herniou. 

3rd. Grace and Concordia. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 37 



4th. Albermarle. 

5th. Frieden's- St. Paul's and Macedonia. 

Concerning the first we recommend that Mt. Carmel and 
Albemarle be annexed, and that this charge when so con- 
stituted, call a pastor as soon as practicable and that this 
pastor be permitted to occupy a position as professor in 
North Carolina College. 

2nd. Concerning, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th, we recommend that 
each of these vacancies secure pastors at once. 

J. W. Strickler 
J. A. Linn, 

T. ST. Kerns. 

Item 1, adopted. 

Item 2, adopted. 

Item 3, adopted. 

Keferred to Committee on Pastoral Districts. 

Report of Committee on vacancies was adopted as a whole,. 
as amended. 

Committee on President's Report, by Rev. Prof. Schaid, 
was received for consideration with view to adoption, item 
by item. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PRESIDENT'S REPORT. 

Brethren :— Your committee entrusted with the Presi- 
dent's Report beg leave to return the following: 

1 That a committee be appointed, with the President of 
Synod as Chairman, which shall make all necessary arrange- 
ments for a Historical Convention this Autumn. 

Committee Appointed : Revs. F. W. E. Peschau, C. B. 
King, C A. 'Rose, W. A. Lutz; Laymen: Prof. L. IL 
Rothrock, Col. P. N. Heilig, W. A. Strauss, Esq. 

2. In regard to the raising of the $100,000.00 we would 
say : All things are possible to him that believeth. With 
nearly $20,000.00 already secured, several thousand more in 
sight (of the President, at least,) in the shape of bequests,, 
we only need try, to discover what we can do. 

3. In regard to the case of Rev. B. S. Brown. 

Resolved 1, That we gladly welcome our Brother B. S. 
Brown back into the North Carolina Synod. 

Resolved 2. That we endorse the action of the Presideut 
in .granting a letter of honorable dismissal to Rev. B. S. 



3S MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA - 

Brown to enable him to unite with our sister Synod the 
Tennessee Synod. 

Resolved 3, That we endorse his action in receiving the 
letter when it was returned to him again by Rev. B. S- 
Brown after its non-acceptance by the Tennessee Synod. 

Respectfully submitted. 

J. G. Schaid 7 
T. S. Brown, 
W. R. Brown, 
W. H. Strauss 7 
T. L. Seigle. 

Item i, amended to agree with the Presidents recommen- 
dation, that a committee be appointed to make all necessary 
arrangements for meeting of Historical Convention, 
Committee on Historical Convention of North Carolina 
Synod? Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, President, Chairman, Rev, 
C B. King, Rev. C. A. Rose, Rev. W. A. Lutz. Prof. L. 
Rothrock, Col, P. ¥. Heilig W. H. Strauss. 

Item 2, adopted. 

Item 3, pending the discussion of motion to recommend 
consideratisn of item 3, Rev. B. S. Brown made a lengthy 
and satisfactory statement regarding the action of the Ten- 
nessee Synod as related to himself. 

Under item 3, several amendments and resolutions were 
received and referred to Committee on Presidents report. 

Item 3, was re-committed to Committee on Presidents re- 
port. 

Under Reconsideration ot Report of Committee on Presi- 
dents Report. 

The following resolution was adopted : 

Resolved, That we have heard with pleasure the very ex- 
cellent and able address of Rev. B. S. Brown, regarding 
his non-reception into our sister Synod, the Tennessee 
Synod, and that we rejoice to find that- he stood so firmly on 
the confessions of the church and refused to go beyond them 
in accepting opinions or pratices, that are no* where required 
or distinctly stated in the symbols of our church, a 



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MmJTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA.. 39 



Report of Committee on President's Report, by Rev. Prof. 
J. G. Schawl, adopted as a whole. 
Synod adjourned with benediction by the President. 

EIGHTH SESSION. 

MAY 8tH, 2:30 o^clock, 1888. 

Synod convened, after prayer was offered by Rev. W. 
H. Cone. Minutes read, corrected and approved, where- 
upon the further consideration of Report -on Presidents 
Report was taken up. 

Reconsideration of Report of Committee -on State of 
Church by Rev. W. H. Cone received and adopted. 

COMMITTEE No. 2.— ON STATE OF THE CHURCH. 

The undersigned committee beg leave to say that they 
have examined the reports on the State of the Church pre- 
sented by the ministers serving pastorates in connection 
with this Synod, and would respectfully submit the fol- 
lowing : 

1. The stated services of the house of God, have been 
Well attended and marked attention has been paid to the 
preaching of the word. The sacraments of baptism and 
Lord's Supper have been generally observed. 

2. The accessions to the church and mission points during 
the past year by confirmation, and restoration, adult, bap- 
tism .and restoration 194; by certificates from other churches 
•81; Losses by death, 71, and certificate, 64. Net gain, 
232. The Sunday Schools are represented as being in a 
flourishing condition Catechatical instruction is not neg- 
lected and no ministers report unusually large classes of 
catechumens. 

3. The increase in contributions to benevolent objects and 
church purposes is encouraging and gratifying. It is 
worthy of note, there has been an awakening on the sub- 
ject of missions and a greater interest manifested in mis- 
sionary work. 

4. The festivals of the church, have been observed for , 
the most part with appropriate services. No trouble has 
been reported. The work in the Master's vineyard seems 
to be progressiiig, peacefully and harmoniously. 



40 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



5. The reports, do not speak of an extraordinary indica- 
tion of piety, but have a steady and substantial growth in 
the grace and in the knowledge of our Blessed Lord and 
Saviour Jesus Christ. 

6. The spiritual condition of North Carolina College and 
Mount Pleastant Female Seminary, are such as to warrant 
the committee in saying that no danger need be apprehend- 
ed, in sending the children of the church to them to be 
educated. 

The conservative character of, the work, of the ministry as 
evinced by their reports shows, not only that they are laying 
the foundation broad and deep, but that they have a just 
conception of the work, in which they are'engaged. 

A notable action has been taken by St. Enoch's congrega- 
tion which deserves the recognition and commendation of 
this Synod, viz, the donation of $74.00, "As the the begin- 
ning of a Church Extension Fund, which will be placed 
under control of the Synod, provided Synod approves of the 
formation of a Church Extention Fund to be used in North 
Carolina only." We therefore, recommend this Synod now, 
appoint a Board of Church Extensiou of carrying out the 
wishes of St. Enoch's. The committee would recommend 
that hereafter, pastors be more concise in their reports on 
the State of the Church, since the time of Synod is precious 
and the reading of these papers would be difficult, and also 
state that a very few pastors have observed the standing 
revolutions. No. 8 in the preparation of their reports on 
this subject. The committee would recommend that the 
ministers be required to observe standing resolution No. 8 
in the preparation of their reports on the State of the 
Church. 

Eespectfully, 

W. H. Cone, 
B. W. Cronk, 
W. M. Kime, 
W. T. Davis. 
Pending consideration of "Beport on State of Church, a 
motion prevailed to elect a Board of Church Extension. 

BOARD OF CHURCH EXTENSION. 

The following Board was elected by Synod : 
Clerical — Bev. W. A. Lutz, Bev. W. G. Campbell. Lay 
Capt. T. L. Seigle, Capt. J. Cook and "W. H. Strauss, Esq! 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OE NORTH CAROLINA. 41 

A Resolution prevailed that the item of Miscellaneous 
Business follow immediately after Appointment of Committees' 
in the order of business. 

It was resolved that the collections taken during Synod 
he appropriated as follows : 1. The collections of Saturday 
and Monday nights to the Board of Home and Foreign Mis- 
sions. 2. All other collections to the Church Extension 
Fund. 

Report of Committee on Apportionments by Rev. W. 
Kimball was received and adopted as amended. 



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MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



COMMITTEE No. 11. —ON APPORTIONMENTS. 

Your Committee would recommend that the apportion- 
ments for this year be the same as last year, with the excep- 
tion of Holy Trinitv reduced to $40.00 and St. Luke's to 
$50.00. 

We also recommend that the column headed North Car- 
olina College be changed to "Church Extension," with the 
same apportionments. 



CHURCHES. 



Organ Church 

Ebenezer 

St. Paul's, Wilmington. 
St. John's, (Caba' us Co.) 

Prosperity 

Sandy Creek 

Pilgrim 

Reformation 

Lutheran Chapel 

Centre Grove 

Shiloh 

Nazareth 

Salem 

St. Luke's 

Grace 

Union 

Christiana 

St- John's, (Salisbury) 

St. Michael's 

St. Paul's, 

Holy Trinity 

Frieden's 

Macedonia 

St. Paul's (Alamance) 
St. James' (ConcOrd)... 

Mt. Hermon 

Cold Water 

St. Mark's (Charlotte. ) 

Bethel, (Stanley) 

St. Stephen's 

Mt. Olive 

St. Enoch 




$ 55 00 

32 00 

135 00 

105 00 

15 00 

30 00 

18 00 
15 00 
65 00 
40 00 

9 00 
9 00 
50 00 
50 00 
32 50 
40 00 

25 00 
50 00 
45 00 
13 00 
40 00 
60 00 
10 On 

31 00 
60 00 

19 00 
19 00 

26 00 
23 00 
23 00 
23 00 
65 00 
50 00 



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COMMITTEE No. 11.- -ON APPORTIONMENTS.-Continued. 



CHURCHES. 




Trinity 

Concordia 

St. Matthew's 

St. Peter's 

Luther's Church 

Bethel, (Rowan) 

St, Paul's (Rowan) 

Christ's Chnrch 

St. Matthew's. (Davie) 

Providence 

Hopewell 

Bethany 

Low's Church 

Richland 

Coble 

Amity Hill 

Albemarle 

Respectfully Submitted, 

W. R. BROWN, 
W. KIMBALL, 
H. C. HAITHCOX, 
L. W. S. BOST. 

Following resolutions were adopted. 

Resolved, That hereafter, we use Stall's Parochial blanks, 
and recommend that our Sister Synods do the same. 

Resolved That the Secretary procure a supply of these 
and furnish our pastors annually. 

J. W. Eddleman, J. K Plaster, S. F- Ludwick, D. C. 
Faggart were excused from further attendance upon Synod. 

The following vote of thanks was unanimously adopted : 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Synod be, and are hereby 
tendered to the pastor and members of this congregation 
and their friends for the kind and most hospitable manner 
in which we have been entertained during our Sy nodical 
Sessions in Concord, 1ST. C. 



44 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Report of the committee on the Black welder's will case, by 
Capt. J. Cook was received for publication in minutes. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE" ON BLACRWELDER'S WILL. 

Concord, N. C, May 7th, 1888. 

We your committee appointed at the last Convention of 
the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina, held in 
St. MichaePs Church, Iredell county, 1ST. C, beg leave to 
make this our report. 

1st. We have examined the Records of Cabarrus county, 
in the clerks office, and find the will of M. A. Blackwelder 
recorded in said office, in which said will, the said, M. A. 
Blackwelder deceased, wills to North Carolina Synod, one 
thousand dollars, see copy of said will hereto attached 
marked "B." in relation to the matter. 

2nd, We find from the Records of said Court, that the 
said will of M. A. Blackwelder deceased, has been construed 
by said court in a suit Geo. W. Bost and wife et al vs. A. D. 
Misenhiiner and wife Leah et al, and find from the Records 
of said court as filed and recorded that the opinion of the 
court so filed and recorded to be, that Leah Blackwelder now 
Leah Misenhiiner, is entitled to the use of the lands of M. 
A Blackwelder deceased, during her life time. 
3rd. We find from the Records of saidCourt that the estate 
of M. A. Blackwelder deceased, has been settled, and the 
personal property of said Blackwelder entirely consumed in 
the payment of his debts and charges of Administration. 

4th. We find that the estate of said M. A. Blackwelder 
deceased, now in the hands of the Executrix, consists of 
two hundred and thirty-three dollars cash deposited in the 
office of the Superior Court Clerk, and also 275 acres of 
valuable land lying on Little Cold Water Creek. The two 
huudred and thirty-three dollars came from sale of real es- 
tate, in the town of Concord and being the proceeds of realty, 
the said Leah Misenhiiner has a life interest in this fund 
just as she has in the real estate of said M. A.' Blackwelder 
deceased. 



Respectfully Submitted. 

Jonas Cook, ) ,-, ... \ 
t> a t>^ J,^ r Committee. 
R. A. Brown, j 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 45 

[EXHIBIT B.] 

Will of M* A. Blackwelder. 

I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Leah L. and all 
my children, all of my property, both real and personal to 
have and to hold as long as she keep my name, if she 
marries then in that event she draws a child's part. 

I will and bequeath to my wife one hundred acres of land, 
if she marries to have aud to hold her life time, and at her 
death, then it is to go to my children and that their hundred 
acres ot land be laid off, by three free holders, her choice and 
that they commence on the long line between my Brother 
H. A. Blackwelder and myself, about two or three hundred 
yards South of the sweet gum corner, at the mouth of the 
mouth of the Martin Walter branch, and that it be laid so 
that it includes my house and mill and cotton gin. 

It is my will, if my wife and all of my children die then 
in that event, that my sister Sophia L. Bost now the wife of 
George Bost and her heirs first receive one thousand dollars 
of my estate. 

It is my will, that if my wife and children die as before 
stated, that one thousand dollars go to St. James Church in 
Concord, N. C, and that thousand to be put on interest aud 
the interest to be taken to pay the Minister of said church 
yearly. 

It is my will, if my wife and children die, that one thous- 
and go to the North Carolina Synod of the Lutherau Church 
of North Carolina, and it to be on interest as before stated. 

The following resolutions were adopted: 

Resolved, That Mr. R. L. Barne, be admitted to examina- 
tion with a view to aiding him in prosecution of his studies 
in the North Carolina College. 

Examining Committee : Revs. W. A. Lutz, H. A. Trex- 
ler, W. B. Ketchie. 

Resolved, That Messrs. Henry Petrea and John Ritchie, ap- 
plicants, be admitted to examination before the Ministerium 
with a view of aiding them in prosecuting their studies in a 
Theological Seminary. 

Resolved, That at the request of the colored brethren, the 
Colored Work, be placed for the present under the care of 
the President of Synod, until the proposed co-operation 
with the Maryland Synod be consummated. 



46 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA- 



Resolved, That Synod at the beginning of the night session? 
hear the reports of Eev W. G. Campbell, respecting; 
Lexington Mission, of Eev. C. B. King respecting States- 
ville, and of Eev. T, S. Brown respecting Mooresville. 

Synod adjourned to meet is Ministerial^-, Prayer by 
Eev. EL M, Brown, 

mNTH SESSION, 

Mat 8th, 8 o'clock, V. M, r 1888. 

Synod convened 8 P. M., with President in the Chair and 
was opened with prayer by Eev. W, Kimball. Minutes 
read and approved. 

The first hour of session was, by appointment,, devoted to- 
consideration of Eeports on Missions, Eev. W. G. Cam- 
bell made a report concerning the Lexington Mission. 

Resolved, That the Lexington Mission be placed under 
the care of Eev. D. W. Michael for the ensuing Synodical 
year. 

Eev. C. B. King reported on Statesvilie Mission;; where- 
upon! Eev. W. Kimball was appointed missionary to States- 
ville, with discretionary power. 

Eev. T. S. Brown, reported on Mooresville Mission. 
It was 

Resolved, That our missionary interest in the Mooresville 
Mission remain in statu quo. 

The following resolution was adopted; 

Resolved, That our President visit Eidgeway, a station on 
the E. & G. E. E,, Ealeigh, Durham and Monroe, and that 
he be given discretionary powers with the view of organiz- 
ing Lutheran congregations and that his expenses be paid 
by Synod. 

The above resolution was amended as follows, viz : That 
Eidgeway congregation be invited by the President to unite 
with the North Carolina Synod. 

Synod adjourned to meet at 9 o'clock to-morrow morning. 
Benediction by President. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 47 



TENTH SESSION. 
May 9th, 9 o'clock A. M., 18188. 

Synod convened, with the President in the Chair, after 
-singing Hymn 181, and was opened with prayer by Eev. C. 
A. Eose. Minutes were read, corrected and approved. 

Eeport of Committee on Unfinished Business by Eev. C. 
A. Eose, was received, to be considered item by item. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Yonr committee would report the following : 

1st. Did the Corresponding Secretary furnish and forward 
to the Tennessee Synod the resolutions bearing on the 
question of Uuiou between the North Carolina Conference 
of Ihe Tennessee Synod and this body, as directed on 
page 21 3 

2nd. Were the minutes of the W. H. and F. M. Society 
published free of charge, according to the recommendation 
of Synod page 24 ! 

3rd. Was the resolution complied with, in regard to the 
Constitution, or in other words was it passed from minister 
to minister in due time, for all to have a careful' perusal 
•of the same f 

4th. Did the committee appointed to adjust the dis- 
harmony, at Mt. Carmel Church discharge their duty? 

5th. On page 28 we find that speakers were appointed on 
Education and Missions to deliver addresses at this meet- 
ing of Synod. Have they discharged their duty ? 

6th. Did the pastors comply with the resolution, in regard 
to Eev. D. J. Koontz, colored ? 

7th. Has the Board of Mt. Pleasant Female Seminary 
complied with the resolution on page 30, and is Synod pre- 
pared to pay the amount assumed for this year. 

8th. Did the congregations ratify the action of Synod in 
regard to the arrangement of Pastoral Districts, as found on 
pages 31 and 32? 

9th. On page 3fi we find a recommendation in regard to 
the Augusta Mission, has this been complied with % 

10th. Did Eev. H. M. Brown, Home Missionary in the 
Forsyth Mission locate in Winston, and give special atten- 
tion to that point as directed on page 1>Q ? 



48 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



11th. Has Rev. J. A. Linn been invited to preach for the 
Albemarle congregation, as per recommendation on page 36 ? 

12th. Is Brother Campbell prepared, or has he discharged 
the duty assigned him per resolution on page 38? 

13th. Has the President of Synod complied with the direc- 
tion on page 39 in regard to the Foreign Mission Fund ? 

14th. Did the delegates appointed to represent this body 
in the last meeting of the United Synod of the Evangelical 
Lutheran Church in the South, attend the meeting of said 
Synod, and are they ready to report ? 

15th. Did the Southern Conference, comply with resolu- 
tion found on page 39 ? 

16th. Is the President of the Synod ready to report upon 
the Colored Mission Wok ? 

17th. Did Brother Kimball complete his work as Finan- 
cial Agent of North Carolina College ? 

18th. Has the President of the Synod looked after our in- 
terests in Raleigh, Goldsboro and Newbern ? 

19th. Did the delegates elected to the Sister Synods at- 
tend the meetings of said Synods'? 

20th. Are the Committees on Father Anthony's and Eev. 
J. S. Heilig's death ready to report? 

21st. Has the Committee on the Blackwelder will case 
reported ? 

22nd. Were Rev. C. B. Miller and D. M. Michael regularlv 
called and ordained to the gospel ministry as provided for 
by Ministerium on, page 45. 

23d. Did the Corresponding Secretary secure reduced 
rates to this meeting of Synod ? 







Respectfully, 






C. A. Rose, 






A. D. L. Mohee, 






O. M. Holshouser. 


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•" 8. All but three. 
" 9. Ie part 

•" ie. No. 

" 11, Yes. 

" 12. Duty performed, 
" 13. No. 
•'•< 14, Yes, 
" 15. Yes. 
" 16, Yes. 
" 18, In part. 
" I&. Duty performed. 

" "20. Committee authorised to repo it previous to ad- 
journment of Synod. 
Item 21. Yes. 
" 22. Yes. 
" 23. Tried but failed. 
The report was adopted as & whole. 
The following prevailed^ 

Resolved, That Luther's Church be requested to secure 
the services of Rev. S. Rothrock, as a pastor, for the coming 
year, and that Synod supplement his salary to the amount 
■of Forty Dollars provided that the congregation shall raise 
for the same purpose Seventy Dollars. 
The following was unanimously adopted i 
Resolved, By the North Carolina Synod of the Evan- 
gelical Lutheran Church, that every Pastor within the 
the bounds of this Synod be requested to wear the Clerical 
Robe, as far as practicable and encourage the custom, inas- 
much as it is churchly and strictly Lutheran, both in usage 
and custom, and also that the Pastors be required to wear 
the Clerical Robe at all the Divine Services of Synodical 
Sessions. 

Resolutions on the death of Rev. J. S. Heilig were read by 
Rev. W. G. Campbell and adopted by a rising vote, and 
ordered to be spread upon the minutes. 
RESOLUTIONS ON THE DEATH OF REV. J. S. HEILIG. 
Your committee to prepare resolutions on the death of 
Rev. J. S. Heilig would report as follows : 

The life of our Brother, was one of great usefulness and 
we mark its close with regret He began his labors in the 
North Carolina Synod, in St. Enoch's charge, in the Fall of 
1852, where he remained fourteen vears. He labored in 



.:0 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



Pennsylvania for a number of years, but again returned to 
his native State, he lived in Concord and co-operated with 
the pastor of St. Jaines' Church, though in no official capac- 
ity except as Superintendent of the Sunday School. Re- 
ceiving a call to serve the church of Harper's Ferry, he 
removed there in 1885, but died in the first year of his 
pastorate, and now lies buried in the bounds of our Synod 
in the Cemetery at Concoid. He was an exemplary Chris- 
tian man, a good and faithful pastor and we hereby record 
our appreciation of his work and our regret at his death. 
We tender his family, our heartful sympathies. 
Respectfully Submitted, 

W. G. Campbell, 
W. Kimball. 

Report of Delegates to United Synod by Rev. F. W. E. 
Pesehau, was received and considered item by item. 
REPORT OF DELEGATES TO THE UNITED SYNOD. 

The undersigned, delegates of this Synod to the Second 
Convention of the United Synod, would report that they at- 
tended the same. The United Synod met in the Church 
of the Ascension, Savannah Ga., Xov. 24 to 29, 18S7. Nearly 
all of the Synods in connection with our general body had 
full delegations. It was a pleasant and harmonious Conven- 
tion, and much business of importance w r as transacted. 

Of the many things done, we present some that claim and 
deserve your special consideration. 

1st. It was agreed that $4,000 be raised each year by our 
District Synods to carry on and further our Home Mission 
work, with a General Secretary in the field. We recommend 
that Synod assume its proportionate share of raising this 
amount annually. 

2nd. It was also decided that we begin missionary work 
in the Empire of Japan, as soon as a suitable missionary 
can be found for this foreign work. To carry on this 
Foreign Mission enterprise, properly, it was resolved that 
$2,000.00 be raised each year. We recommend that the 
Synod assume its proportionate share in raising this 
amount. It is a gratifying fact that the Board of Missions, has 
now on hand for tin; foreign work, almost $2,000.00 which 
are safely deposited in the bank. 

3rd. The subject of a Theological Seminary being dis- 
cussed your delegation put in a strong plea for Salisbury. 



MINUTE -i E. E SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 51 



in our State. We should have one of the general enter- 
prises of our General Body and therefore recommend first, 
that the Synod take special action upon this subject and 
make special efforts to secure the Theological Seminary 
within its bounds, second, that a committee of five be 
appointed to recommend action, prepare plans, etc., for the 
Synod's guidance in the beginning, erecting or securing of 
a Theological Seminary in its own bounds. 

Let us labor for this, unitedly and earnestly. We voted 
with one exception against the closing of the Seminary, that 
was, and are therefore also entitled to special consideration. 

It is gratifying and encouraging to realize that we are 
growing in strength and that our United Synod numbers 
33,544 communicant members, and 16,961 Snndav School 
scholars, and that it raised $70,338.02. 

The new liturgy has been completed and will in due time 
be printed. The next Convention will be held in our own 
State, and at Wilmington 11 A. M., Thursday before the 
third Sunday in November 1889. 

Full reports of the proceedings, having appeared in the 
papers and the printed minutes having been distributed, 
we deem it unnecessary to further extend our report. 

Thanking you for the honor bestowed upon us, and the 
confidence reposed in us, 

We are yours in the love and work of Christ. 

F. W. E. Peschau, 
C. A. Eose, 
C B. King, 
T. S. Brown, 
J. D. Shirey, 
P. N. Heilig, 
T. L. Seigle, 

Item 1st, adopted. 

Item 2d, adopted as amended. 

Item 3d, adopted. 

Report, adopted as a whole. 

Committee on Theological Seminary — Rev. C. A. Rose, 
Rev. C. B. King, Rev. J. A. Linn, Col. P. N Heilig and 
I. F. Patterson. 

The following was adopted : 



52 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA* 

Wheueas, Tbe Trustees of North Carolina College, aj> 
pointed a committee of five to wait on the Legislature of 
North Carolina, at its next session, to ask an appropriation' 
of Twenty Thousand Dollars to said College, in lien of the 
Twenty Thousand Dollars loaned the State before the war 
and lost by the State during the war. Therefore, 

Resolved, That, the Synod of North Carolina heartily 
concur in and endorse the action of the Board of Trustees. 

The following six resolutions «oneerning tbe Board of 
Church Extension were adopted. 

Resolved 1st. That the Board of Church Extension have- 
power to frame and adopt a Constitution and By-Laws for 
its government and be authorized to secure an act of in- 
corporation so as to be known, in law and enabled to receive 
bequests, legacies and monies, 

Resolved 2nd, That the members of said Board shall hold! 
office at the pleasure of Synod and in case ot resignation r 
death, or removal of any member of the Board, the Board 
shall have power to fill the vacancy so caused, ad interim. 

(Resolved 3rd, That the Board shall render an account to 
Synod annually of all acts performed by it during the year. 

'Resolved 4th. That the column in Parochial Reports 
headed Church Extension be discontinued and the congre- 
gations in our connection be asked to make a voluntary 
offering to the Board, at Refomation Day or Christmas each 
year, 

(Resolved 5th, That the money apportioned by the Ap- 
portionment Committee this year be added to the amount 
apportioned to Synodical Treasury. 

The following was adopted : 

(Resolved, That the good people of St. Enoch's E, L. Church 
have our heartfelt thanks for the inauguration of a Church 
Extension Fund, and for turning the same over to Synod. 

Rev. R. L. Brown and O. M. Hoishouser were excused 
from further attendance upon Synod. 

Rev. H. M. Brown reported on Father Anthony's death, 
the same adopted by a rising vote and authorized to be 
spread upon minutes. 
REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FATHER ANTHONY'S DEATH. 

Inasmuch as our kind heavenly Father has called from 
our midst and Church on earth to that above, our esteemed 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 53 



brother and father in the Church, Rev. J. B. Anthony; who 
has so faithfully labor.ed in the Master's vineyard for more 
than fifty years, and who now lies buried in the Cemetery at 
ML Pleasant, X. C. 

(Resolved, That while we deeply lament the death 
of Father Anthony, yet we bow in humble submis- 
sion, realizing that as a servant of the Lord, he has been 
called from his labors on earth to the joys of the Kingdom 
above. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. M. Brown. 

The following was adopted: 

(Resolved, That the attention of thisSynod^be directed to the 
care of the grave of our beloved brother, the late Rev. Wm, 
Artz, who spent his whole life and labors within the bounds 
of the North Carolina Synod, and who now lies buried 
within its bounds at St. John's, Cabarrus, without any 
mark of respect, and that a committee be appointed to col* 
lect funds to erect a suitable monument. 

Committee to consider Bro. Wm. Artz's grave — Rev. S. 
L, Keller, J. A. Linn, and Lay Delegate D. C. Faggart. 

It was resolved that Synod pay $25.00 to Rev. D. J* 
Koontz, (colored,) for his services in the colored mission. 

Synod adjourned with benediction by the President, to 
meet in afternoon session at 2 o'clock. 

ELEVENTH SESSION. 

May 9, 2:30 P. M. 

Synod opened with prayer by Rev. D. W. Michael. 

Committee to look into the report of the Board of Church 
Extension consists of Revs. H. M. Brown and T. S. Brown, 
and Lay Delegate W. T. Davis. 

The following resolutions were adopted: 

Resolved 1st. That Rev. Professor J. G. Schaid be prin- 
cipal, and Rev. W. G. Campbell, alternate, to deliver an 
address on education at our next meeting of Synod. 

Resolved 2d. That Rev. S. L. Keller be principal, and 
Rev. Geo. H. Cox, alternate, to deliver an address on mis- 
sions at our next meeting. 



54 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



Report of Committee on Appropriations, by Rev. J. A.- 
Linn, received to be considered item by item. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS. 

Your Committee beg' leave to report as follows: 

We find that there is in the hands of Synod $1,413.75., 
and recommend that the following appropriations be made; 

1. That $183,00, balance in full as per resolution of Synod r 
be paid St. Mark's, Charlotte, out of Home Mission fund. 

2. That balance of Home Mission fund, $161.57,- be paid 
to the General Board of Missions of the United Synod. 

3. That $100.00 be paid out of Sy nodical treasury toward 
the liquidation of the Seminary debt. 

A. That $150.00 l>e paid Rev. H. ML Brown out of Synodi- 
cal fund. 

5- That Rev. W, Kimball, Financial Agent of X. C. Col- 
lege,- be paid $120.07 out of College funds, and balauce due 
him, $288.30, out of Sy nodical fund. 

& That $85.00 be appropriated to printing Minutes, 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. A. Linn, 

D. W. Michael, 

item 1 adopted.- 

Item 2 adopted. 

Item 3 adopted as amended- 

Item 1 adopted. 

Item 5 adopted. 

Item 6 adopted. 

Report adopted as a whole.' 

The following was adopted; 

Resolved, That all funds in the hands of Synod for For- 
eign Missions be forwarded to the Board of Missions of the 
United Synod- 

The following resolution was adopted: 

Inasmuch as the Sunday School is an exceedingly 
important part of our Church Work, and inasmuch a? 
the Synod has not arranged for the holding of a Sunday 
School Convention at its annual meetings, therefore 



'MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



Resolved., That the committee on holding the Historical 
Convention, set apart on their programme one day of the 
Convention for addresses &c, in the interests of our Sunday 
Schools and our Sunday School Workers. 

The following resolution prevailed : 

(Resolved, That Mr. A. M. Park be called to the office of 
the Gospel Ministry as an Evangelist to undertake amission 
in Charlotte, X. C, among the Freedmen, and that he he 
ordained at the earliest convenience of the President. 

The following was adopted : 

Resolved, That Revs, J. G. Schaid. S. L. Keller and Hon, 
H. C. McAlister constitute the eoniniittee on Beneficiary 
Education. 

Rev. Geo, H, Cox was elected a member of the Board of 
Trustees of the North Carolina College in place of Rev. R. 
"W. Petrea. It was 

Resolved, That Messrs. C. A. Brown and Henry Fisher 
Theological students of Gettysburg Theological Seminary, 
be requested to supply some of our vacant charges with 
preaching, during their summer vacation, and that the above 
named be placed under the care of President of the Synod 
in connection with the Presidents of the District Confer- 
ences in which they may labor. 

The following was adopted: 

Resolved, That Revs. W. A. Lutz, C. B. King and C. A. 
Rose constitute the Advisory Board of Missions. 

Report of Committee on Church Extension was received 
and adopted. [See minutes of Church Extension.] 

Recommendation of the Ministeriuni regarding Messrs. 
J. H. Ritchie and H. M. Petrea, was adopted. [See minutes 
of Ministeriuni.] 

The following resolutions were adopted : 

Resolved, That two thousand copies of the minutes be 
printed hj the Lutheran Publication Company, Wilming- 
ton, N. G 

(kesolved, That the committee on Beneficiary Educa- 
tion be instructed if necessary, to make a special effort to 
raise whatever funds maybe needed to carry out the provis- 
ions of Synod. 

Resolved, That Rev. Prof. J. G. Schaid, President of 
Korth Carolina College, be requested to visit congregations 
and collect subscriptions on College Endowments, 



56 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



DELEGATED ELECTED TO SISTER SYNODS. 

To the South Carolina Synod Eev. T. S. Brown, principal? 
Eev. W. G. Campbell, Alternate. 

To the Tennessee Synod, Eev. W. A. Lutz, principal, 
Eev. C. B. King, Alternate. 

The following resolutions were adopted ; 

Besolved, That hereafter our congregations be requested to 
elect as delegates, such as will remain until the close of the 
Sy nodical Sessions. 

Besolved, That the ministers of the different congregations 
be requested to introduce the Book of Common 
Service, and urge their members to supply themselves with 
copies of the same. 

Besolved, That the Synod renew its repeated endorsement 
of the Lutheran Visitor, and most heartily recommend it to 
our people. 

Besolved, That the list of Standing Committees, include a 
Committee upon Church Literature 

(Reselved, That we hereby extend a vote of thanks to the 
Choir of St. James, for the very excellent music rendered 
during the sessions and services of this Synodical Conven- 
tion ; and also to the Charlotte Chronicle and Wilmington 
Messenger for the services of a special reporter during the 
Sessions of Synod. 

PLACE AND TIME OF NEXT MEETING OF SYNOD. 

By vote of Synod, its next annual meeting (Eighty-sixth 
Convention) will be held at St. John's Church, Cabarrus 
County, K". C, on Friday before the first Sunday in May 
1889. 

(Resolved, That when this Synod adjourns, it stand ad- 
journed to meet at 10:30 A. M., on Friday before the first 
Sunday in May 1889, at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran 
Church, Cabarrus County, N. C 
The minutes of this session were read and approved : 
The business of Synod being completed, the Eighty Fifth 
Annual Convention was closed, by the President, according 
to prescribed form. 

CHAS. B. KIXG, Secretary. 






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MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 59 



DIVINE SERVICES. 



Opening sermon by Rev. J. L. Buck, the retiring Secretary. 

Friday evening, Rev. Geo. H. Cox, preached. 

Saturday Night, May 5th, 8 o'clock, P. M 

Missionary Mass Meeting in St. James' Church. Rev. W. 
R. Brown according to appointment delivered the Annual 
Synodical Missionary Address. Addresses followed by 
Revs. D. A. Sox, J. H. Summitt, and L. K. Probst. 

SUNDAY HEKVICES. 

St. James' Church, morning, Rev. J. D- Shirey. 
Afternoon at 3-30 o'clock, Sunday School Mass meeting. 
Addresses by Rev. C. B. King, Rev. Luth. K. Probst, Rev. 
F. W. E. Pcschau, and lay delegate W. H. Strauss, Esq. 

Presbyterian Church, morning, Rev. Prof. J. H. Turner. 

Methodist Episcopal Church, morning, Rev. C. A. Rose; 
at night, Rev B. W. Cronk. 

Reformed Church, morning, Rev. W. R. Brown. 

Scotia Seminary, morning, Rev. S. L. Keller. 

African M. E. Church, morning, Rev. A. M. Park, (col'd) 

Cold Water, Rev. W. A. Lutz. 

Sunday Evening in St. James' Church, the Lord's Supper- 
was administered to members of the Synod and others after 
a sermon by Rev. D. A. Sox, 

Wednesday, Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, on II Kings, 5-3. 



60 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



MINUTES OF THE BOARD OT CHTJEOH EXTENSION. 

The first meeting of the Board of Church Extension of the 
Synod of North Carolina was held in St. James Chnrch, Con- 
cord, Wednesday, May 9, 1888. 

The members of the Board elected at the Eighty Fifth 
Convention of the Synod of North Carolina were all present. 
They are : 

Eev. W. A. Lntz, Enochville ; Eev. W. G. Campbell, 
Concord ; Capt. T. L. Seigle, Charlotte • Capt. Jonas Cook r 
Mt. Pleasant; Mr. W. H. Strauss, Wilmington. 

The Board was organized and the following officers elect- 
ed, viz: 

President. — Eev. W. A. Ltjtz. 
Secretary. — Eev. W. G. Campbell. 
Treasurer. — Capt. T. L. Seigle. 

The Secretary and Capt. Jonas Cook were appointed a 
committee to draught Constitution and By-Laws and secure 
charter. 

The common idea of the Board was that no money should 
be loaned by the Board, until the sum accumulated amounts 
to $1,000. 

There is now in the hands of the Board $75 from the St* 
Enoch's congregation and $23.21 from the St. James con- 
gregation, amounting to $98.21 which the Treasurer will 
place upon interest. 

The Board adjourned to meet, at the next Convention of 
Synod or sooner at the call of the President. 

W. G. Campbell, Secretary. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 61 



IV[inute0 of tjje Ijini^erfnin. 



FIRST SESSION. 
May 7th, 5 o'clock, P. M., 1888. 

The ministerium was called to order by the President of 
Syno A. Prayer by Rev. Prof. J. G. Sehaid ; whereupon the 
President of Synod read a very kind and complimentary 
letter from Rev. J. G. Butler, D. D., Professor in Howard 
University, regarding Mr. Alfred M. Park's, (eol'd) applica- 
tion for ordination by the North Carolina Synod and Minis- 
terium. 

It was moved that Mr, Park be brought before the Minis- 
terium for a colloquium. 

Rev. Prof. J. G. Sehaid, Rev. Geo. H. Cox, and Rev. C. A. 
Rose, were appointed by the President as a Committee to 
conduct the Colloquium. The committee reported favora" 
bly, and recommended A. M. Park for examination. 

Committee's report was received, and the following Ex- 
amining Committee appointed : Rev. Prof. J. G. Sehaid, 
Rev. W. G. Campbell, and Rev. W. A. Lutz. 

The Ministerium adjourned, pending examination of 
Candidate Park, to meet in evening session. Benediction 
by Rev. Mr. Summitt. 

SECOND SESSION. 

May 7th, 10 o'clock P. M. 188S. 

Ministerium called to order by President. Prayer by 
Rev. W R. Ketchie. Minutes of former session read and 
approved; whereupon the examination of Candidate Park 
was continued. 



6'2 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA- 

On motion the Min-isterium was requested to recommend! 
that Rev. Samuel Holt, be excused from further attendance- 
upon the present session of the Synod and Ministerium. 

Ministerium adjourned, with prayer by Eev. L. K. Probst, 

THIRD SESSION. 

May 8th, 5 o'clock, P. M., 1888 

Ministerium met immediately upon adjournment of the 
Synod, President in the chair. Prayer by Rev. J. D. 
Shirey. Minutes of former meeting were read, corrected 
and approved. 

Mr. J. H. Ritchie was admitted to the Ministerium and 
examined as an applicant for aid as a beneficiary. 

Revs. T. S. Brown .and J. D. Shirey were appointed as 
an Examining Committee, and dischaiged their duties as 
such. 

After the colloquium the committee offered the following- 
report which was adopted : 

Your committee advise that this Ministerium recommend 
John H. Ritchie to Synod for aid to prosecute his theological 
studies at the Philadelphia Theological Seminary. 

J. D. Shirey, 
T. S. Brown. 

A motion to recommend to the Svnod that $100.00 for the 
first year be given Mr. J. H. Ritchie, prevailed. 

The committee appointed to examine A. M. Park for or- 
dination reported as follows: 

Your committee have performed their duty assigned 
them, and recommend Mr. A. M. Park for ordination when- 
ever he shall receive a call from a Lutheran congregation. 

J. G. Schaid, 
W. A. Lutz, 
W. G. Campbell, 
The report was adopted. 

The matter of ordination was entrusted to the President 
of the Synod. 

After further colloquium Ministerium adjourned with 
prayer by Rev. H. A. Trexler. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OE NORTH CAROLINA., 63 



FOUKTH SESSION. 

Miy 8th, 30 oclock P. M. 1888. 

Ministeriimi was opened with prayer by Hev. J. H. Sum- 
mitt. 

Mr. K. L. Bamei was introduced into the Ministerium 
for a'colloquium. Committee appointed to conduct the collo- 
quium reported their duty performed. 

The following resolution prevailed : 

Resolved, That this ministerium recommend that the 
Synod appropriate $100.00 to Mr. H. M. Petrea for the 
prosecution of his theological studies in Philadelphia Theo- 
logical Seminary, subject to the discretion of the committee 
on Beneficiary Education. 

Ministerium adjourned with benediction by Eev. A. D. 
L. Moser- 



64 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



STANDING RESOLUTIONS OF SYNOD. 



1. Resolved, That this Synod recommends to the church 
Councils the propriety of adopting the plan of collecting 
Pastor's Salary by assessment. 

2. (Resolved, That iu accordance with the Church Discip- 
line, Chapter VI., Section III, the Church Councils be in- 
structed to require every member of the Church, to contrib- 
ute to the support of the Gospel, except such as in their 
judgment are too poor to do so. 

3. Resolved, That no charge in connection with this Synod 
shall call a pastor until it has made a satisfactory settlement 
with the former pastor as to salary. 

4. Resolved, That hereafter when a pastor is called to a 
vacant charge, the Council be governed by the Discipline 
of the Church. 

5. Resolved, That the courteous recognition of the pres- 
ence of Ministers, not of the Lutheran Church, be taken bj f 
recording their names iu the Minutes as having been in at- 
tendance upon the sessions of this Body. 

6. Resolved, That we recommend, that in each case when 
a Pastor administers the Sacrament of Baptism or the rite of 
Confirmation, a Certificate be given. 

7. Resolved, That any young man receiving aid from this 
Synod shall execute a bond to the Treasurer to pay back in 
full to Synod, with interest, the amounts as severally re- 
ceived by him during the prosecution of his studies ; in the 
event he voluntarily abandons the active work of the 
ministry, is deposed, or unites with another denomination, 
before the expiration of seven years' faithful service — such 
seven years' faithful service as a Lutheran minister to be 
considered a canceling of his bonds. 

8. Resolved, That as there is a lack of system in the re- 
ports, and that as no report whatever concerning the 
state or growth of piety, in any of our institutions, has been 



MINUTER E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 65 



submitted to the committee, and as it is the duty of no one 
specially to do so, and a* system in all things lighten", 
the burdens of work and economizes time, your committee 
would recommend that hereafter the following order should 
be observed in reporting : 1. Attendance npon the various 
means of grace, such as public worship, the attention paid 
thereto, and observance of the Sacrament of Baptism and 
the (Lord's Supper. 2. Giving the number in the increase 
of membership by confirmation, from other churches, and by 
restoration, as well as loss in membership, the condition of 
the S. S- and catechetical class. 3. The increase or decrease 
in financial contributions for benevolent objects and to 
church purposes. 1. Items of special signification or mis- 
cellaneous matter, as special services held, questions on 
church troubles, etc. 5. Growth or decline of spiritual life 
and indications of piety. 6. That the President of each of 
our institutions be required to report to Synod on the re- 
ligious conditions of the students in our schools of learning. 

9. Resolved, That the Eecording Secretary be authorized 
to award the contract for printing the Minutes of each 
Synod before the assembling of Synod. 

10. Resolved, That we hereby endorse the plans and con- 
stitutions used in the organization of Children's Societies 
and Woman's Societies. 

11. Resolved, That we recommend the plans and con- 
stitutions thus used, to our pastors and people where or- 
ganizations have not yet been effected. 

12. 'Resolved, That the money from the Children's Mis- 
sionary Societies be sent to the Treasurer of Synod, marked, 
"Children's Fund for Foreign Missions," and that the 
amounts thus collected be accredited upon the assessments 
of the various congregations for Foreign Missions. 

13. 'Resolved, That any person wishing to become a bene- 
ficiary of this Synod, be required to present his request to 
Synod in person, if possible / or through his pastor, and that 
he become a beneficiary of Synod, only after he has been 
decided worthy of aid, by a majority vote of Synod. 

11. Resolved, That the granting of letters of dismissal from 
the Lutheran Church is contrary to the right usage of our 
church." 



BOARB OF TRUSTEES OF NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE. 



Rev. S. ROTHROCK, D. D., President, 

Rev. J. A. LINN, A- M., Vice President. 

Hon. H. C. MCALLISTER, Secretary, 

JONAS COOK, Esq., Treasurer, 

Rev. W. G. CAMPBELL, 

Rev. F. W. E. PESCHAU, 

Kkv. WHITSON KIMBALL. 

Rev. GEO. H. COX, 

Mk. R. A. BROWN-, 

Dr. P. A. BARRIER, 

Mr. G. E. RITCHIE, 

Dr. R. A. SHIMPOCK, 

Mr. H. W. LUDWIG, 

Mk. J. W. MILLER, 

Capt. W. A. BARRIER. 

Rev. C. A. ROSE, 

Mr. C. E. BERNHARDT, 

Rev. J. W. STRICKLER. 



BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MT. PLEASANT FEMALE SMART. 



Rev. Prof. J. A. LINN, Principal. 

Mr. M. A. HOLSHOUSER, 

Dr. C. M. POOLE, 

Mr. A. FOIL, 

J. J. MISENHEIMER, Esq., 

Mr JOHN LENTZ, 

ilev. C. A. ROSE, 

Rev. W. A. LUTZ, 

Mr. C. H. FISHER, 

Rev. J. B. DAVIS, D. D.. 

Capfc. JONAS COOK, 

Rev. W. R. BROWN. 




MINUTES 



OF THE 

EIGHTY-SIXTH ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE 

. EVAiNGELICAL LUTHERAN 

Synod and Ministerium 



NORTH CAROLINA, 



HELD IX 



ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, CABARRUS COUNTY, N. C, 



• 



Beginning Friday, MAY 3d, 1889. 



•1889: 

Lutheran Publication Company, 
Newberry. S- C. 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



EIGHTY-SIXTH ANNUAL MEETING 



OF THE 

EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 

Synod and Ministerium 

OF 

NORTH CAROLINA, 

HELD IN 

ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, CABARRUS COUNTY, N. C, 

Beginning Friday, MAY 3d, 1889. 



1889: 

Lutheran Publication Company, 
Newberry, S. C. 



OFFICERS OF SYNOD. 



President.— Eev. F. W. E. PESCHAU Wilmington, N. 0. 

Eec. Sec— Ket. CHAS. B. KING Salisbury, N. C- 

Cor. Sec— Kev. W. G. CAMPBELL Concord' N.' C. 

Treasurer.— Col. P. N. HEILIG Salisbury, N. C. 



OFFICERS OF CHURCH EXTENSION. 

President.— Eev. W. A. LUTZ Enochville, N. C. 

Secretary.— Eev. W. G. CAMPBELL Concord, N. C. 

Treasurer.— CAPT. T. L. SEIGLE Charlotte', N. C- 

FIFTY-SIS. TEARS IN THE MINISTRY. 

EEV. S. EOTHEOCK, D. D. EEV. J. B. DAVIS, D. D. 

TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING- 

The 87th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North 
Carolina will be held in St. Luke's Church, Tyro Shops, Davidson County, 
N. C, beginning on Friday before the first Sunday in May, 1890. 



MINUTES 

OS' THE 

EIGHTY-SIXTH ANNUAL SESSION 

OF THE 

Evangelical Lutheran Synod and Ministerium 

OF 

NORTH CJLROUINJL. 

Held in St. John's Chukch, Cabarbus County, N. C, 
Beginning Friday, May 3d, 1889. 



Opening' Session. 

The Eighty-Sixth Annual Convention of the Evangelical 
Lutheran Synod of North Carolina met in St. John's Evangelical 
Lutheran Church, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, Rev. S. L. 
Keller, pastor, Friday morning, at 10:30 o'clock May 3d, 1889. 

Opening services were conducted by the President, Correspond- 
ing Secretary and Recording Secretary, and by request of Presi- 
dent, Rev. S. Rothrock, D. D., took part. The Synodical sermon 
was then preached by the President, Rev. F. W E. Peschau, from 
Prov. 22 : 28. After prayer by Rev. Dr. S. Rothrock the Synod was 
formally opened by the President, according to prescribed form 
in the Book of Common Service. 

Roll was called and the following ministers and laydelegates 
were enrolled : 

Ministers. Time Entering Post-office. Delegate. 

Ministry. 

Rev. S. Rothrock, D. D....1833 Gold Hill, N. C Geo. L. Wilhelm. 

" J. B. Davis, D. D 1833 West Liberty, Ohio 

" W. H. Cone 1568 New Market, Va 

" W. Kimhall 1859 China Grove. N. C Capt. J. A. Fisher. 

" J. D. Shirey 1800 Bear Poplar, N. C.........C. H. Bost. 

" G. F. Schaeffer 1851 Monroe, Ga 

" A. D. L. Moser .1863 Euochville, N. C 

" W. R. Ketchie 1868 Cappa, N. C 

" J. H. Fesperman 1868 Troutman, N. C 

" R. L. Brown 1868 Mocksville, N. C Jno. W. Felker. 

" E. P. Parker 1871 Salem, N. C 



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Ministkrs. Time Entering Post-office. Delegate. 

Ministry. 

Rev. Geo. H. Cox 1872 Copal Grove, N. C Geo. W. Dry. 

H. M. Brown 1873 Rural Hall, N. C G. J. Helsobeck. 

P. E. Zlnk 1873 Linwood, N. C 

F. W. E. Peschau 1873 Wilmington, N. C W. H. Strauss, Esq. 

Prof. J. G. Schaid 1875 Mount Pleasant, N.C... 

W. A. Lutz 1877 Enochvllle, N. C Prof. F. B. Brown. 

Prof. J. A. Linn 1877 Mount Pleasant, K. C... 

W. G. Campbell 1877 Concord, N. C A. M. Brown. 

J. M. Hedrick 1877 Concord, N. C J. M. Faggart. 

J. L. Buck 1S78 China Grove, N. C W. II. Earnhardt. 

Wm. Stoudenmire 1880 Chicago, 111 

J. W. Strickler 18S1 Salisbury, K C Jno. C. Lingle. 

C. A. Rose 1SS2 Zeb. N. C M. G. M. Fisher. 

T. S.Brown ,1882,...., Charlotte, ^.C^^.^.-X^pt. T. L. Seigle. 

B. W. Cronk ,.1884 Brick Cntiroh, N. C.'. Ino. B. O'Briant. 

II. A. Trexler 188(3 EockwelL N. C Dr. C. M. Poole. 

W. R. Brown 188B HeiligsMill, N. C P. A. Sloop. 

Chas. B. King 1886 Salisbury, N. C J. Z. Schultz. 

D. W. Michael 1887 Tyro Shops. N. C 

S. L. Keller 1887 Concord, N. C Hon. H. C. McAllister. 

J. H. Wyse 18S8 Mount Pleasant, N. C...C. II. Fisher. 

VACANT CHURCHES. 
Alamance.— Delegate— Jno. Wagoner. 
Iredell.— Delegate— S. A. Hoover. 

Synod adjourned with benediction by Rev. S. Rothrock to meet 
■at 2 o'clock P. M. 

FIRST SESSION. 

Friday, May 3d, 2 O'clock P. M. 

Synod was called to order by the President. Hymn, and prayer 
by Rev. C B. King. Minutes of opening session read and ap- 
proved. 

The President read his annual report, which was received and 
held for reference to the proper Committee. 

President's Report. 

Beloved Brethren: — With a heart profoundly thankful to God that 
He has spared us all during another year, I appear before you as your re- 
tiring President. I am also thankful to you, for your forbearance with 
me and your kindness towards me, and wherever I have failed in any 
particular to have come up to my full duty, I ask your kind forgiveness. 

As I now for the third time and very likely for the last time in my life* 
report to you as your retiring President, and turn over to you and through 
you to my successor, the interests entrusted to me, by your kindness, for 
three consecutive years, my feelings are mingled feelings of joy and 



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sorrow — of joy because of our success, and of sorrow because more has 
not been done. 

In the past year, peace has bee n preserved in our midst, and the work 
throughout the Synod has prospered. For this let us heartily thank 
God, and to preserve the same let us under God's blessing labor earnestly 
and unitedly, being ever "as wise as serpents and as harmless as doves." 

Preserve unity, brethren, and preserve harmony ! Keep out discussions 
that will rend us to pieces, and in all the heritage our fathers left us, 
good and Lutheran, let us rojoiae and abide, with charity to all, and 
malice to none, in essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, in all things 
charity. Then shall we prosper. 

This is my parting advice, "Be at peace among yourselves," and may 
the grand old Synod, in the same spirit of liberal kindness that has always 
characterized her, and with a conservatism that will guard against all ex- 
tremes, go on from success to success, strong in her unity, loved for her 
liberality, appreciated for her kindness and worthy of honor for her labors. 

The important facts it becomes my duty to bring to your attention 
are presented to you in the following record of official matters and of 
recommendations for your consideration. 

LETTEES OE DISMISSAL. 

Rev. C. B. Miller upon his written request was furnished a letter of 
honorable dismissal to unite with the Evangelical Lutheran Virginia 
Synod last Fall, he having accepted a call from one of its churches. 

Nov. 6th, 1888, I forwarded Bev. B. S. Brown a letter of honorable dis- 
missal to unite with the Virginia Synod, in whose bounds he had been 
called as pastor. 

Our good wishes and prayers follow these brethren in their new 
surroundings. 

NEW MEMBEES. 

Rev. J. H. Wyse, having received and accepted a call from Holy Trinity 
Church Mt. Pleasant, forwarded me his letter of honorable dismissal 
Nov. 26th, 188S, from the Pennsylvania Synod, and I ordered his name 
placed upon our ministerial roll. 

Rev. J. M. Hedrick, once before a beloved member of our Synod, has 
come back to us again, having received and accepted a call from the Cold 
"Water charge. He forwarded me his letter of honorable dismissal from 
S. W. Virginia Synod, which was accepted and his name ordered enrolled 
in our clerical list. 

We bid these brethren welcome, and hope their labors among us will be 
blessed of God, to the saving of sinners and the edification of the saints. 

SUPPLIES. 

Rev. E . P. Parker has been acting as supply in the Alamance charge- 
Of this he informed me Nov. 28th, 1888. 
Rev. S. Rothrock, D. D., has been serving Luther Church as supply. 



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DEDICATION. 

St. Paul's Church, in Iredell County, was dedicated on the 3d Sunday 
in December, 1888, by Rev. W. Kimball, the pastor at that time. The 
church is a frame structure and is valued at $1,200. 

RE-DEDICATION. 

Rev. S. L. Keller, the esteemed pastor of St. John's Church, near 
Concord, N. C, informs me that a very elegant and extensive improve- 
ment has been made in old St. John's Church during the past year at the 
cost of about 8500. The church thus improved was re-consecrated by the 
pastor in December, much to the joy and encouragement of all the mem- 
bers, and surely as we are met in it and behold the magnificent and praise- 
worthy improvement we cannot but rejoice with the pastor and people 
over this fine and tasty improvement. 

CALLS ACCEPTED. 

Rev. J. H. Wyse accepted the call extended him by the Holy Trinity 
pastorate in October, 1888. 

Rev. J. M. Hedrick was called to the Cold Water pastorate in January, 
1889, and accepted. 

Rev. W. Kimball accepted the call given him by Grace and Concordia 
churches in December, 1888. 

INSTALLATION. 

Rev. J. H. Wyse was installed as pastor of Holy Trinity pastorate, on 
the -Ith Sunday in December 1888, Revs. Geo. H. Cox and W. G- 
Campbell officiating. 

VACANCIES. 

The Alamance charge, the Iredell charge, and the Mooresville and 
Lexington missions are without pastors. 

THE HISTORICAL, CONVENTION, ETC., NOT HELD. 

Although arrangements had been well-nigh perfected for the holding of 
the proposed "Historical, Sunday-school, and Special Convention," for a 
number of reasons the Conventions were not held, members of Synod and 
the Committee having agreed to re-call all. No doubt, this is the best 
that could have been done under the circumstances. I have no recom- 
mendations to make upon this subject this year, though it is an important 
one, and one which I humbly trust will receive due consideration at the 
hands of Synod and of my successor. 

OFFER FOR ORPHANS' HOME AND AGED POOR MINISTERS. 

With great and sincere pleasure I submit to you the following kind, 
generous, and noble offer, and trust. you will give it your careful attention 
and prayerful consideration and take most suitable action thereon, as it 



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will mark an era in our history and our work, and may God richly bless 
the noble men, who make us the kind and liberal offer. Synod should be 
proud to have such liberal hearted men in its bounds. 

Wilmington, N. C, July 13th, 1888. 
Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, 
President Evangelical Lutheran Synod of 
North Carolina. 
Dear Sir and Brother:— Having been anxious for some time to 
help our dear and great Church, in her noble work for God and man, we» 
the undersigned, have decided to make you and through you to the 
Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina, the following offer : 
We offer and promise to give, 

ONE HUNDRED ACRES OE LAND, 

eleven miles South of the City of Wilmington, on the Wilmington, 
Columbia & Augusta Railroad, to the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of 
North Carolina, and its successor, as a perpetual gift, free from all 
encumbrance of debt, tax, etc., to be held and used by it for the following 
purpose and on the accompanying conditions. 

We present it, for the purpose of having erected upon it 

AN ORPHANS' HOME, AND HOME FOR WORTHY POOR AGED MINISTERS 
OF OUR CHURCH. 

We give five acres of the land, right along side and East of the W. C 
& A. Railroad, beginning at the eleventh mile post, as the best site for the 
erection of such a home and other buildings. 

The other ninety-five acres we give immediately across from this on the 
West side of the W. C. & A. Railroad, for farming, dairy and such other 
purposes as will be a benefit to the home and those who shall live there. 

In giving this we beg permission to suggest the following conditions: 

1st. The land and all erected thereupon shall forever be held and con- 
trolled by the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina or its 
successor. 

2nd. The board having charge of the same shall consist of an equal 
number of ministers and laymen of said North Carolina Synod. 

3d. We stipulate that a building or buildings be erected on the land 
worth at least $1,000 inside of two years from the day of the acceptance 
of our offer by Synod. 

We will cheerfully render aid in erecting the building. 

4th. That both a day school, and also an industrial school, if possible, be 
connected with the home. 

5th. That as far as practical and possible Lutheran teachers be em 
ployed, and Lutheran children and Lutheran ministers be admitted to the 
privilege of the home, but exceptions may be made. 



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Aged or sick poor Lutheran ministers, and Lutheran orphans of our 
SSynod shall have preference, then those in our State and not in our 
Synod, then those from other Synods, according to the age of the Synod, 
shall have preferences. 

In the hope that the Synod "will in the name of God and His poor, 
accept our offer and fully endorse our conditions, and that thus God will 
be honored and the worthy poor helped and relieved. 
We are yours in Christ Jesus, our Lord, 

Ludvig Hansen, 
Andrew Smith. 

the blackwelder will case 

It becomes my duty again to draw the attention of Synod to the Black- 
welder will case, which recently took quite a new turn. Mr. G. W. Bost 
and wife, St. James Church of Concord, and Synod have each been sued 
kf the court of Cabarrus County. When I received the proper legal noti- 
fication I visited Concord, at the time required by law, and reported in the 
Court House. As Synod's representative I agreed to unite with the other 
defendants in employing as our legal representative and protector the 
Hon. Judge W. H. Montgomery, of Concord. On careful inquiry I found 
this was all that I could do. Our expenses are to be one-third of the 
entire amount incurred in carrying on the suit, and as I understood it, we 
are to have the same proportionate amount of the sum that the court shall 
award the three defendants. My expenses for the trip amounted to $4.50. 
I hope Synod will kindly re-imburse me, and also ratify my action in the 
matter. 

I would recommend that a committee of three be appointed with power 
of attorney, or such power as Synod in its wisdom deems best, to attend 
to this matter for Synod, and that full instructions be given the committee' 

DELEGATES TO OTHER SYNODS. 

The kind and wise custom of keeping friendly exchange of visits and 
interchange of views by properly authorized delegates, between Synods 
that are interested in one another and have a common basis of agreement, 
being one that commends itself to every lover of our church, I can but ex- 
press the hope that wherever this custom has obtained and has proven 
itself to be both pleasant and profitable, that it be maintained. 

Having been written to on the subject of opening up an exchange of 
delegates with our neighbor and sister Synod North of us, the Virginia 
Synod, I feel constrained to recommend that Synod at this its 86th 
Convention elect a delegate to the next Convention of the Virginia Synod. 
This seems to me eminently proper. Almost every year ministerial 
brethren are called to take charge of some of our churches from the 
Virginia Synod; and, so too, our Synod very frequently dismisses some of 
its pastors to labor in the bounds of the Virginia Synod. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NOETH CAROLINA, y 

OUR AGED BRETHREN. 

We cannot and should not overlook the unusual fact that our fathers 
in Israel Rev. S. Eothrock, D. D., and Rev. J. B. Davis, D. D., are both, 
thank God, members of our Synod and enjoying- a considerable degree of 
health and strength, after having spent fifty-six years in the gospel 
ministry of our beloved Evangelical Lutheran Church. Let us not forget 
the Divine injunction: "Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and 
honor the face of the old man, and fear thy God; I am the Lord." Leviticus 
19, 32. Let us make special prayer for these brethren and assure them of 
our continued interest in them. 

OTJR AFFLICTED BRETHREN. 

Whilst God's gracious mercy has as far as your President knows, pro- 
tected the immediate families of our various pastors against death, pain 
and affliction has been felt in many of their homes, and several have been 
most dangerously ill. We rejoice to know, that all of our pastors, who 
have been afflicted, with one exception, have regained considerable 
strength, the one exceptior is Rev. J. H. Fesperman, who met with an 
unusually unfortunate accident and still suffers most severely. 

Let us also make special prayer for our afflicted brethren and especially 
for the brother named. 

OUR INSTITUTIONS. 

Our institutions, that ever call forth our concentrated and united 
efforts, both manned by excellent faculties, are doing well and deserve as 
ever heretofore our undivided and unbroken interest, aid and encourage- 
ment, and let this ever be given them. 

A STATE MISSIONARY. 

It seems to your President that Synod should make an earnest effort to 
secure a "Traveling Home Missionary" to visit our vacant fields, preach to 
scattered Lutherans throughout the State, administer the Sacraments, or- 
ganize new congregations, look up new mission fields and secure lots for 
churches in new towns; and I would therefore recommend, that a committee 
be appointed to report upon the feasibility of securing such a "Travelling 
Home Missionai y " 

A SYNODICAL COMMUNION SET. 

It would be a suitable act to secure by gift or purchase a communion 
set for Synod. I would therefore suggest and recommend that Synod 
make an effort, either through its officers or a committee, to secure such 
holy vessels, either as a gift or by purchase. 

And, now praying that "the peace of God which passeth all under- 
standing may keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus," I am 
Your fellow laborer in Christ, 

F. W. E. PESCHAU. 



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Whereupon followed the election of officers : 
Officers of Synod. 
President— Rev. F. W. E. PESCHAU, Wilmington, N. C. 
Rec. Sec— Rev. CHAS. B. KING, Salisbury, N. C. 
Cor. Sec— Rev. W. G. CAMPBELL, Concord, N. C. 
Treasurer— Col. P. N. HEILIG, Salisbury, N. C. 
Reports for Synod and Ministerium received. 
W. H. Strauss, Esq., was appointed to assist the Recording 
Secretary during the sessions of Synod. 

The following Committees we: - e announced: 

Apppointment of Standing Committees by President. 

1. On President's Report: Revs. Geo. H. Cox, Chas. B. 
King, W. Kimball, Capt. J. A. Fisher, Dr. C. M. Poole. 

2. State of the Church: Revs. T. S. Brown, P. E. Zink, 
and G. W. Dry, C. H. Bost. 

3. Church Institutions: Revs. S. L. Keller, J. H. Wyse, 
and C. H. Fisher. 

4. Missions : Revs. W. A. Lutz, J. W. Strickler, and M. G. 
M. Fisher. 

5. Unfinished Business: Revs. W. G. Campbell, Prof. J. 
A. Linn, and P. A. Sloop. 

0. Proceedings of Conferences: Revs. B. W. Cronk, D. W. 
Michael, and Geo. L. Wilhelm, Jno. W. Felker. 

7. Petitions: Revs. W. A. Lutz, J. M. Hedrick, and J. M. 
Faggart, John Wagoner. 

8. Pastoral Districts: Revs. J. D. Shirey, E. P. Parker, 
W. R. Ketchie. 

9. Vacancies: Revs. J. L. Buck, H. M. Brown, and S. A. 
Hoover. 

10. Finance: J. Z. Schultz, A. M. Brown, Prof. F. B. Brown, 
Capt. H. C. McAllister. 

11. Apportionments: Revs. W. R. Brown, W. Kimball, and 
W. H. Barnhardt, Jno. C. Lingle. 

12. Appropriations: Revs. C. A. Rose, H. A. Trexler, Capt. 
T. L. Seigle, Prof. F. B. Brown. 

13. Colored Work: Revs. Prof. J. A. Linn, T. S. Brown, 
J. G. Schaid, and John Wagoner. 



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Reporters. 

The following were appointed for the church and daily papers: 

Our Church Paper. — Prof. J. A. Linn. 

Lutheran Visitor. — Rev. B. W. Cronk. 

Charlotte Chronicle and other dailies. — Rev. T. S. Brown, Prof. 
F. B. Brown and W. H. Strauss, Esq. 

Mr. E. H. Aull, Secretary and Treasurer of The Lutheran 
Visitor Company, was invited to note the proceedings of Synod 
for the Lutheran Visitor and other papers. 

The following were introduced and received as advisory mem 
bers of Synod: 

Rev. W. P. Cline and Rev. R. H. Cline, members of the 
Tennessee Synod. Theological student C. A. Brown was invited 
to a seat in Synod. 

Parochial Reports received. Treasurer's Report was read, and 
referred to Auditing Committee. Time appointed for sessions of 
Synod as follows: Morning session 9 o'clock; afternoon session 
2 o'clock. 

Synod adjourned with benediction by Rev. W. Kimball. 



SECOND SESSION. 

Saturday, May 4th, 9 O'clock P. M. 

Synod opened with President in Chair. Hymn 124. Prayer by 
Rev. J. L. Buck. Minutes read and approved. 

The following resolutions were offered by Rev. C. A. Rose: 

Resolved, 1st. That we hear Sunday at 2 o'clock P. M., the address on. 
Missions, and that Monday at 11 o'clock be the hour for hearing the ad- 
dress on Education. 

Resolved, 2nd. That Tuesday morning be devoted to the adoption o 
the new Constitution. 

Report on Advisory Board of Missions by Rev. W. A. Lutz,. 
received and adopted. 

Advisory Board of Missions. 
Your Advisory Board of Missions beg leave to report, that the 
Woman's Home and Foreign Missionary Societies of the North Carolina 
Synod have had a very prosperous year, as indicated by their Correspond- 
ing Secretary and Treasurer's reports to their Annual Convention. These 
noble women have just closed a most happy, hopeful and active annual 



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meeting, in Holy Trinity Church, Mt. Pleasant, which it was the pleasure 
of this Board to attend. There are now twenty-two Auxiliary Societies in 
the North Carolina Synod, with a total membership of 465 active members, 
but these, by small monthly contributions, have contributed during the 
year, about 8600 to Home and Foreign Missions. Why can we not have 
an Auxiliary Society in every one of our congregations? They resolved 
to have one thousand copies of their minutes published this year, and if 
all of the ministers of Synod will help them with the proper influence, 
they can and will accomplish much for Christ. 

They have appointed a committee to secure and disseminate mission 
literature among the members. We recommend the following to Synod 
for adoption: 

Resolved, 1st. That it is the sense of this Synod, that the Woman's Home 
and Foreign Missionary Work is fully in accord with the teachings of God's 
Word, and that we heartily endorse it, and will actively encourage it in 
our congregations. 

Resolved, 2nd. That we most heartily thank the Woman's Home and 
Foreign Missionary Societies for the liberal way in which they help the 
Synod to comply with the requirements of the Board of Missions. 

Resolved, 3d. That it is hereby made the duty of all the pastors of 
Synod to encourage the Woman's Home and Foreign Missionary bands. 
Respectfully Submitted, 

W. A. LUTZ. 
CHAS.B. KING. 
C. A. ROSE. 

Report of the Board of Trustees of Female Seminary by Rev. 
C. A. Rose, received and adopted. 

Report of Board of Female Seminary. 

It is with pleasure that we note the fact of the increasing usefulness of 
this excellent institution of learning. The present session is perhaps bet" 
ter attended than any since Prof. Linn's connection with the school. The 
catalogue for 1888 and 1889 will show an enrollment of eighty-three 
pupils as over against sixty-seven for the two former years. 

The course of study compares favorably with other institutions of a 
similar nature. And the stand taken in their several spheres, by those 
who have graduated as well as by those who have only taken a partial 
course, speaks well for the thoroughness of the work done. There is a 
class of two young ladies to be graduated at the approaching commence- 
ment. The outlook is encouraging and the principal and his accom- 
plished assistants are to be congratulated on the success which has at- 
tended their work during another year. Surely the work of Brother 
Linn in the cause of Christian education deserves the sympathy and 
hearty co-operation of every member of our dear old Synod. 

C. A. ROSE, 
Pees, of the Board of Trustees. 



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Report of the Board of Trustees of North Carolina College, by 
Rev. Prof. J. A Linn, Vice-President, for Rev. S. Rothrock, Presi- 
dent, adopted. 

Report of the Board of Trustees of North Carolina College. 

We have nothing of special interest to report with regard to this institu- 
tion. There is reason to rejoice that it still lives and that it has had 
another session of real substantial work. 

Financially, of course, it is in much better condition than for many years 
past. The endowment of $15,000, recently secured, is a source of great 
encouragement to the Board and has relieved it of much of the embarrass- 
ment of former years. But even this in its present shape does not fully 
meet the requirements. There is need of some regular systematic plan 
of Collection. If the funds are to remain scattered over the entire terri- 
tory of the Synod, with no provision for a prompt and regular collection 
of the dues, then must the College continue to suffer and much of the 
endowment practically be lost. 

As to the internal workings of the College we can but report favorably. 
The very best of order has prevailed during the past year. The worthy 
President of the institution seems to have forestalled everything in the 
shape of rowdiness, when on last Commencement day h<3 publicly and 
manfully served notice that none but young men who could behave them- 
seves were wanted in the College. The conduct of the students has been 
unquestionably good. Young gentlemen of high character, they have 
been remarkably studious and have exhibited more than ordinary interest 
in oratory and debate. 

The number of students has been much below what could be wished 
and what the general advantages of the institution would seem to warrant. 
The enrollment for the year is fifty-three students, with thirty-three in 
actual attendance at present. There is a graduating class of three pro- 
mising young men, one of whom contemplates entering the ministry. 

Most commendable of all, whether for the character or the amount of 
the work done, are the Professors of the College. Three men have literally 
been doing the vrork of at least four. It is hoped both for their own sakes 
and the best interests of the institution that the funds of the College will 
soon be such as to warrant the election of another. 

For President, 

J. A. LINN, 

Vice-President. 

Report of delegate, Rev. W. A. Lutz, to the Tennessee Synod,, 
was read and received to be considered item by item with a view 
to adoption. 

Motion prevailed to receive the introductory remarks of the 
delegate's report as matter of information. 



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Synod adjourned for Divine services, pending discussion of re- 
solution offered by delegate to the Tennessee Synod to meet at 
1:30 P. M., with benediction by Rev. T. S. Brown. 



THIRD SESSION. 

Saturday, May 4th, 2 O'clock P. M. 

Synod opened with President in Chair. Hymn. Prayer by 
Rev. Prof. J. G. Schaid. 

The discussion on the resolution of Rev. W. A. Lutz's report, 
as delegate, was resumed and continued at some length. All 
previous to the resolution was received as information, as noted 
above. Resolution adopted. Report adopted as a whole. 
Report of Delegate to the Tennessee Synod. 

Your delegate to the last annual meeting of the Tennessee Synod begs 
leave to report that he attended to this duty. The Sixty-Eighth Annual 
Session of this body was a very harmonious one. This sister Synod is 
specially jealous of the doctrines of the Lutheran Church, as her ministers 
define it, and she has a history in this respect not to be ashamed of. I 
was impressed with the fact that they all speak the same thing, and that 
there being no division among them, they are at peace among themselves. 
I found this Synod quite indignant at some of the utterances of the Presi- 
dent of the North Carolina Synod as found in his report to the Synod 
last year — to wit: 

1st. (page 15) Where they think he accuses them of starting the move- 
ment for opening a breach between theirs and the North Carolina Synod, 
in the case of Rev. B. S- Brown. 

2nd. (page 1 7) Where they think he questioned the reason assigned for 
their action, and asked, Is it not a thrust at our Synod? They also object 
to the resolution of Synod on page 38, where they think they are accused 
of holding opinions and practices that are nowhere required in the 
symbolical books of our church. 

We cannot think that our worthy President meant what the Tennessee 
Synod understood his language to convey, or that the North Carolina 
Synod wished by its resolution to accuse the Tennessee Synod of 
heterodox views and practices. 

In answer to all this the Tennessee Synod passed the following resolu- 
tions: 

"Resolved, 1st. That the Tennessee Synod pursue the same course in 
reference to said B. S. Brown as it has in reference to similar applicants 
for more than three-score years. 



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"Resolved, 2nd. That this Synod can see no good reason for deviating 
from that policy. 

"Resolved, 3d. It will be incompatible for this Synod to continue such 
courtesy or correspondence, (i. e. exchange of delegates) in the future 
without some modification or satisfactory explanation of the intention of 
that action, (i. e., in reference to Rev. B. S. Brown) which otherwise is 
calculated to reflect on our Synod." 

I felt that the Lord had a work for me to do at this time as a peace- 
maker, and relying upon Him for help I went to work and succeeded in 
restoring the former good will of that body to this. 

Since the North Carolina Synod is understood as having called in ques- 
tion the motive, the sincerity and the orthodoxy of the Tennessee Synod, 
which surely we did not mean, as a Synod, to do, I therefore offer the 
following resolution for your adoption : 

Resolved, That it is not the wish or intention of the North Carolina 
Synod to sit in judgment over the Tennessee Synod in regard to the 
execution of her laws and the carrying out of her customs in receiving 
ministers from other sister Synods. 

The Tennessee Synod has manifested its desire for peace by electing a 
delegate to represent it in the sessions of the North Carolina Synod now 
in session. 

The delegate elected is Rev. W. P. Cline who is present with his 
credentials. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

W. A. LUTZ. 

Rev. W. P. Cline presented his credentials and extended the 
fraternal greetings of the Tennessee Synod in a short, kind 
address. 

He was responded to in a very kind manner by President 
Peschau, who assured him of the kindest feelings of fraternal love 
on his part and of our Synod, for him and his Synod. 

Moved and seconded that Pastor Buck be excused from sessions 
of Synod until Monday morning. Motion prevailed to excuse 
Mr. W. H. Barnhardt from further attendance upon Synod. 

Moved and seconded that Pastor Geo. H. Cox be excused from 
Synod until to-morrow morning. 

Report on Unfinished Business received and considered item by 
item with view to adoption. 

Report of Committee on Unfinished Business. 

Your committee would respectfully report that it has examined the 
minutes of last year and find the following items of unfinished business 
claiming the attention of Synod: 



16 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

1. Has the missionary looked after Winston according to recommenda- 
tion on page 22 ? 

2. Have all the pastors organized Auxiliary Societies in their congrega- 
tions as per resolution on page 23? 

3. Have Brothers Pescb.au and Strauss furnished members of Synod 
copies of Constitution agreeably to their generous pioposition on page 25? 

4. Has the committee appointed to correspond with the Maryland Synod 
performed that duty and is it ready to report, page 26? 

6. Has the Secretary furnished pastors with.Stall's blanks as per resolu- 
tion, page 43? 

6- Has Brother Michael visited the Lexington Mission as required, 
page 46? 

%. Hxt& Rev. Kimball visited Statesville, page 40? 

8. Has the President visited Ridgeway, page 46? And has the congre- 
gation been invited to unite with the North Carolina Synod, page 46? 

9- Has Luther's Church acceded to the request of Synod as per resolu- 
tion, page 49? 

10. Has the Board of Church Extention rendered the report required by 
resolution, page 52? 

11. Have the congregations given collections to the Board of Church 
Extension as requested upon page 52? 

12. Has the committee upon grave of Brother Artz attended to its 
duty, page 53? 

13. Are the speakers upon Education and Missions ready, page 53? 
14- Has the committee on Beneficiary Education made a special effort 
to raise funds as required per resolution, page 55? 

15. Has Rev. Prof. Schaid discharged his duty as per resolution, page 35? 

16. Did the delegate to the South Carolina Synod discharge his duty, 
page 5G? 

17. Did the delegate to the Tennessee Synod discharge his duty, page 56? 
16. Have the pastors introduced the Common Service as requested? 

page 56? 

Respectfully Submitted, 

WRIGHT G. CAMPBELL. 
J. A. LINN. 

P. A. SLOOP. 
Item 1. Yes. 

Item 2. Yes, with very few exceptions. 

Item 3. Partially. Referred to Apportionment Committee. 

Item 4. Yes. 

Item 5. Yes. 

Item 6. Yes. 

Item 7. Yes. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



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' Item 8. Yes, in part. 

Item 9. Yes. 

Item 10. Yes, read)'- to report. 

Item 11. Yes, in part. 

The following resolutions were offered and adopted on item 11: 

Resolved, That the Apportionment Committee be hereby instructed 
to apportion for Church Extension. 

Resolved, That the Appropriation Committee be authorized to turn 
over all moneys brought to Synod, credited in column, "Church 
Extension," to the Treasurer of the Board of Church Extension- 
(See Minutes of Church Extension.) 

Item 12. Yes. 

Item 13. Yes. 

Item 14. No. 

Item 15. Yes. 

Item 16. Yes. 

Item 17. Yes. 

Item 18. • Yes, in part. 

The following resolution was adopted on item 18: 

Resolved, That we reiterate the resolution requesting the pastors to 
introduce and use the Common Service in their congregations. 

Report adopted as a whole. 

Report of Committee on Theological Seminary by Rev. C. A. 
Rose received and adopted. 

Report of Committee on Theological Seminary. 

Your Committee on the Theological Seminary would report the 
following: That as the Committee issued a circular letter several 
months ago, which was sent to all the pastors, and other members of 
Synod, in which the pastors were urged to present the matter to their 
respective congregations, and to take subscriptions for the purpose of 
securing the Seminary in our bounds, and that as only a small sum 
has been reported as subscribed for this worthy object, and as this 
amount is entirely too small to be taken into consideration in deter- 
mining the location of the proposed Theological Seminary, therefore 
we have nothing further to suggest to Synod on this subject. 

C. A. ROSE. 
J. A. LINN. 
CHAS. B. KING. 

R. L. Bane, B. H. W. Runge, J. Ketchie, W. P. Phifer, W. A. 
Deaton, John H. Ritchie, candidates for the Lutheran Ministry,, 
were invited to seats in Synod. 



18 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

After announcement of Divine Services for next Lord's Day, 
Synod adjourned to meet Monday morning at 9 o'clock. 
Benediction by Eev. W. H. Cone. 



FOUETH SESSION. 

Monday, May 6th, 9 O'clock A. M. 

Synod opened, President in chair. Hymn 348. Prayer by Bev. 
J. L. Buck. 

Minutes of former session read, corrected, and adopted. 

Letters. 

The President, Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, read a letter from Rev. 
E. T. Horn, D. D., of Charleston, S. O, for information of Synod, 
which was referred to Committee on Letters. 

A letter from Rev. Prof. G. F. Schaeffer was read by Pastor 
S. L. Keller, and referred to Committee on Letters. 

Reports on the State of the Church received. 

Rev. J. M. Hedrick and delegate, J. M. Faggart, excused from 
further attendance upon to-day's session of Synod. 

Synod adjourned to hear address on Education. Benediction 
by Rev. Prof. J. G. Schaid. 



FIFTH SESSION. 

Monday, May 6th, 2 O'clock P. M. 

Synod called to order by President. Hymn 128. Prayer by. 
Rev. S. L. Keller. 

The following gentlemen were introduced and received as 
visiting members: Revs. T. W. Smith, J. H. Page, and A. G. 
Gantt, ministers of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. 

Reception of Reports on the State of the Church resumed. 
Under the reports on State of the Church, several items of special 
importance were mentioned. 

Rev. W. R. Brown mentioned the Centennial Celebration of 
old Organ Church, at which time Rev. S. Rothroek, D. D., and 
Rev. W. A. Lutz made appropriate addresses. 

Rev. T. S. Brown reported that the church at Charlotte, N. O, 
was about completed. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 19 

Rev. C. B. King stated that the church at Salisbury was out of 
debt, and that it would be dedicated to Almighty God on the 3d 
Sunday in May, 1889, dedicatory sermon by Rev. W. S. Bowman, 
D. D., of Savannah, Ga. 

Committee on Credentials. 

The following resolutions offered by Rev. F. W. E. Peschau: 

Besolved, That a committee of three be appointed of which the 
Secretary shall be chairman, which shall be known as the Committee 
on Credentials. 

Hesolved, That the Committee at the opening of Synod, each year, 
examine the certificates of delegates sent to Synod, and that it report 
the names of all those whose papers are properly prepared, presented, 
and signed. 

The Committee— Revs. C. B. King, J. M. Hedrick, and Mr. J. Z. 
Schultz. 

Resolution adopted. 

By motion of Rev. W. A. Lutz, it was 

Hesolved, That the Standing Committee on Examining Candidates 
for the Ministry be referred to the Ministerium. 

Report of Committee on President's Report, by Rev. Geo. H. 
Cox, received with view to adoption item by item. 

Eeport of Committee on President's Report. 

Your Committee report that the document placed in its hands, the 
President's report, after calling the attention of Synod to the great 
mercies and blessings of our Heavenly Father during the past year, 
for which we should each and all render devout praise and thanks- 
giving, gives a very gratifying and encouraging account of the 
progress made and works done during the year, and offers some im- 
portant recommendations for the consideration of this body. 

Therefore we recommend: 

1. That Synod endorse the action of the President in granting 
letters of honorable dismissal to Revs. C. B. Miller and B. S. Brown, 
and in receiving Revs. J. H. Wyse and J. M. Hedrick as members of 
this Synod. 

2. With regard to the Historical Convention and the call for which, 
for good and sufficient reasons was withdrawn, and no convention 
held, we recommend that Rev. C. B. King, of Salisburj r , be appointed 
the Historical Archivarius, and that each pastor and congregation 
belonging to the Synod gather and write up the history of pastors, 
churches, institutions, etc., etc., and forward them to the Archivarius 



20 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

to be preserved for the future use of the Synod, and report aunually. 

3 Certainly this Synod should feel very thankful to those kind, 
thoughtful, and liberal brethren, who have so generously ottered us 
the donation of 100 acres of land for the purpose of establishing an 
Orphans' Home and Home for Worthy Poor Aged Ministers of Our 
Church. We therefore recommend that our delegation to the United 
Synod be constituted a committee to take this matter in hand with 

discretionary power. 

4 We recommend that Synod approve of the action of the Presi- 
dent in the Blackwelder Will case, that the Treasurer be instructed to 
pay the expenses incurred, viz: $4.50, and that a committee be 
appointed according to the President's recommendation. 

5 In view of the fact of our close relations to the Evangelical 
Lutheran Virginia Synod, your Committee Would recommend the 

exchange of delegates. - . 

6 We recommend that Synod endorse the words and suggestions 
of the President concerning our aged fathers in Israel, Rev. b. 
Rothrock, D. D., and Rev. J. B. Davis, D. D., and that we express 
our love and veneration for these dear brethren by adopting this 
recommendation by a rising vote. 

7 We recommend for adoption the following: 

Resolved, That we deeply sympathize with our dear Brother 
Fesperman and his family in their sore affliction, and pray that God 
our Father in Heaven, may abundantly bless, care for, and prosper 

them, both temporally and spiritually. rWnm i 

8. We recommend that Synod approve of and endorse the rec m 

dation of the President with regard to a -Traveling Home Mission- 

T We recommend that Synod disapprove of the President's 
recommendation with regard to a "Synodical Communion Set, 

10 For the faithful manner in which the President has discharged 
the duties of his office, we recommend a hearty vote of. thanks. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEO. H. COX. 

W. KIMBALL. 

J. A. FISHER. 

C. M. POOL. 

CHAS. B. KING. 

Item 1. Adopted. 

Item 2. Adopted, as amended. 

Item 3. Adopted. 

Item 4. Adopted. 

Following committee in regard to the Blackwelder will case 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 21 

appointed to consider item 4: Hon. H. C. McAllister, J. Z. 
Schultz, Capt. T. L. Seigle. 

Item 5. Adopted. 

Item 6. Adopted by a rising vote. 

Item 7. Adopted. 

Item 8. Adopted. 

Following Committee, concerning Traveling Home Missionary, 
appointed on item 8. Committee — Rev. Geo. H. Cox, Rev. "W. 
R. Brown, and Rev. W. Kimball. 

Item 9. Adopted. 

Item 10. Adopted. 

Report adopted as a whole. 

On motion the appointment for Divine Service on to-morrow 
was re-called. 

Dr. C. M. Pool excused from further attendance upon Synod. 

Synod adjourned to meet to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock. 
Benediction by Rev. J. H. Wyse. 



SIXTH SESSION. 

Tuesday, May 7th, 9 O'clock A. M. 
Synod opened, President in the chair. Hymn 181. Prayer 
by Rev. P. E. Zink. 

It was moved that we take up the consideration of the Constitu- 
tion item by item beginning at the first chapter. 

It was afterwards resolved that an extra session of Synod be 
called to consider the Constitution with a view to adoption. 

Committee on Called Session of Synod. 

Following resolution offered by Rev. Gr. H. Cox was adopted: 

Resolved, That the officers of Synod be constituted a committee to 
make all necessary arrangements and announcements for called con- 
vention and that the time be in August next. 

It was 

Resolved, That the Council of every congregation belonging to 
Synod be furnished with half as many copies of the Constitution as 
there are members in the Council, if possible. 

Report of Committee on Beneficiary Education received to be 
considered item by item with view to adoption. 



22 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Item 1. Adopted. 

Under consideration of item 2 the following was adopted: 

Resolved, That we suspend action upon item 2, Report of Commit, 
tee on Beneficiary Education until the applications for aid be made. 

The following was adopted: 

Resolved, That a committee of three clerg3 T and two laymen be 
constituted the representatives of Synod who shall receive the names 
of all applicants and present the same to Synod this afternoon. 

Committee appointed by the chair for above: Ministers — Rev. J. D. 
Shirey, C. A. Rose, W. G. Campbell. Laymen — Capt. J. A. Fisher 
and Prof. F. B. Brown. 

Lutheran Female Seminary at Charlotte, N. C. 

The following resolution were offered by Rev. T. S. Brown: 
Resolved, 1st. That we have heard with great pleasure the move- 
ment in Charlotte to establish a Lutheran Female Seminary in that 
city. 

Resolved, 2nd. That as a Synod we promise the same our hearty 
moral support and encouragement. 

Instructions of Delegates to United Synod. 

The following resolutions were offered by Rev. W. G. Campbell : 

Whereas, This Synod has heartily endorsed the wise and con- 
ciliatory action of our delegate to the last convention of the Tennessee 
Synod; and 

Whereas, This Synod has emphatically disclaimed any intention 
to impugn the orthodoxy of the Tennessee Synod, and 

Whereas, This action of our Synod may be construed as a virtual 
acceptance of the Four Points as a part of the doctrinal basis of this 
Synod, therefore be it 

Resolved, That, while leaving entire liberty of conscience to all in 
the acceptance or rejection of the Four Points in thought or practice, 
we declare it to be the judgment of this Synod that it is not necessary 
to hold the Four Points in order to be an orthodox Lutheran. 

Resolved, 2nd. That we do hereby instruct our delegates to the 
next convention of the United Synod of the South to vote against the 
adoption of the latter part of the 3d item of "Regulations in regard to 
work" beginning with the words "we will not foster nor encourage," 
etc. 

By a unanimous vote a motion prevailed that a vote be taken 
by the ayes and noes, according to the Synodical Roll, upon each 
item separately. 

The first resolution with its preamble received a unanimous vote, 
every minister and every lay-delegate voting "aye." 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



23 



On tb.8 second resolution when the ayes and noes were called 
for, according to the roll, the vote stood as follows : 

Clerical. 



Rev. S. Rothrock, 

" W. Kimball, 

" R. L. Brown, 

" Geo. H. Cox, 

" H. M. Brown, 

'■' F. W. E. Peschau, 

" N. Clapp, (col.) 

" C. A. Rose, 

" S. L. Keller, 

" J. M. Hedrick, 



G. L. Wilhelm, 
Capt. J. A. Fisher, 
J. W. Felker, 
G. W. Dry, 
G. J. Holsebeck, 
P. A. Sloop, 
J. Z. Schultz, 
S. A. Hoover, 
John Wagoner, 
Total 37. 



Rev. W. H. Cone, 
" J. D. Shirey, 
" J. G. Schaid, 
" W. A. Lutz, 
" J. A. Linn, 



C. H. Bost, 
W. H. StrauBs, 
Total 12. 



Rev. W. G. Campbell, 

" W. R. Ketchie, 

" P. E. Zink, 

" D. J. Koontz, (col.) 

" B. W. Cronk, 

" J. W. Strickler, 

" W. R. Brown, 

" C. B. King, 

" D. W. Michael, 

" J. H. Wyse. 



Lay Delegates. 

AYES. 



H. C. McAllister, 
C. H. Fisher, 
J. M. Faggart, 
A. M. Brown, 
John C. Lingle, 
M. G. M. Fisher, 
Capt. T. L. Seigle, 
John D. O'Briant. 



Clerical. 

NOES. 

Rev. Samuel Holt, (col.) 
" J. L. Buck, 
" H. A. Trexler, 
" T. S. Brown. 



Lay Delegates. 

NOES. 

F. B. Brown, 



Synod adjourned, to meet at 2 o'clock P. M., with benediction' 
by Rev. Prof. J. G. Schaid. 



'144 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

SEVENTH SESSION. 

Tuesday, May 7th, 2 O'clock P. M. 

Synod called to order by President. Hymn 208. Lord's 
prayer led by President. 

Minutes read and adopted. 

Ueport of Committee on Apportionment recommitted. 

Report of Committee on Board of Church Extension : Report 
received and adopted to be incorporated in the minutes. (See 
Minutes of the Board of Church Extension.) 

Report of Committee on Missions: Report by Rev. W. A* 
Lutz, received to be considered item by item with view to 
adoption. 

Report of Committee on Missions. 

Your Committee on Missions beg leave to report that we And two 
■mission fields and three mission points cared for by Synod last year. 
We have no new ones to report. We learn that the missionary in the 
Forsyth field will need our assistance to the extent of $150.00 for an- 
other year, and the missionary in the Davie field will need help and 
encouragement to build a church in Mocksville, and to supplement to 
his salary. 

We recommend: 

1. That a committee of two, consisting of Revs. C. B. King and 
Rose, be appointed, who shall early visit Mocksville, and with the 
pastor consider the advisability of beginning work at that point, and 
report their decision to the Executive Committee on Missions. 

2. If the Executive Committee deem it advisable, they be author- 
ized to pledge for Synod a sum not exceeding $500.00 for a church at 
that place, and take a deed for said property in the name of North 
Carolina Synod. 

3. We recommend that in case the charge raise $200 salary for Rev. 
H. L. Brown, for one year, Synod add §75, and if the charge raise not 
over $175, then Synod appropriate §50, to supplement that sum. 

4. That Statesville be placed under the pastoral care of Rev. W. R. 
Brown. That Mooresville be placed under the care of Rev. W. A- 
Ijutz, with the request that they visit these points at least once during 
the year, and report to Synod next year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. A. LUTZ. 
J. W. STRICKLEB, 
M. G. M. FISHER. 
Item 1st. Adopted. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 25 

Item 2nd. Adopted. 

Item 3d. Adopted. 

Item 4th. Suspended until Committee on Pastoral Districts 
report. 

Report of Committee on Work Among the Freedmen: Report 
received and adopted: 

Report of Committee on Work Among the Freedmen. 
Your Committee would report that it has endeavored to secure the 
co-operation of the Maryland Synod in Work among the Freedmen, 
in accordance with the resolutions of this Synod at its last meeting, 
but without success. 

From correspondence with Rev. Dr. Passavant, of the Pittsburg 
Synod, of tbe General Council, the Committee is led to believe that it 
would be to the best interest of the colored brethren connected with 
this Synod to be allowed to form themselves into a Synod, and we 
therefore recommend such action upon the part of this Synod as is 
necessary to that end. The Committee is assured by the colored 
brethren that such is their wish. 

Respectfully submstted, 

W. G. CAMPBELL. 
B. W. CRONK. 
G. W. BROWN. 

Petition of the Colored Ministers for a Separate Synod. 

The following was offered: 

We, the colored ministers and delegates, members of the North 
Carolina Synod, petition your honorable body to appoint a committee 
composed of three white ministers, with instructions, at as early a 
day as practicable, to organize the colored brethren and congregations, 
now belonging to our Synod, into a colored Evangelical Lutheran 
Synod, to be based upon the doctrinal basis of the United Synod and 
to be governed by the Constitution of the North Carolina Synod, 
until such time as it shall be in condition to formulate and adopt a 
constitution of its own; and that this committee report to the next 
convention of this body. SAMUEL HOLT. 

NATHAN CLAPP. 
D. J. KOONTZ. 

Following committee appointed on above: Revs. W. G. Campbell* 
F. W. E. Peschau, Geo. H. Cox, T. S. Brown. 

Colored Church at Charlotte, N. C. 
Resolved, That the Evangelical Lutheran Synod and Ministerium 
of North Carolina, in convention assembled, hereby recommend Mr. 
W. P. Phifer, a licentiate from Maryland Synod, as a young man 



26 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

worthy of the confidence and esteem of all, and authorize him to 
secure funds for the purpose of erecting a colored Evangelical Luth- 
eran Church in Charlotte. 

Report of Committee on Petitions received. 

Synod adjourned pending the reading of Report of Committee 
on Petitions to meet Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock. 

Benediction by Rev. S. Rothrock. 



EIGHTH SESSION. 

Wednesday, May 8th, 10 O'clock A. M. 

Synod called to order by President. Hymn 213. Prayer by 
Rev. W. R. Brown. 

Minutes read, corrected, and adopted. 

The consideration of Report of Committee on Petitions sus- 
pended to hear the Report of Committee on Finances. 

Rev. J. D. Shirey was excused from further attendance upon ses- 
sions of Synod on account of the serious illness of his son. 



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Report of Treasurer. 

P. N. HEILIG, Treasurer, in account with 

The Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina: 

1888. Dr„ 

May 9— To amount on hand from last report $ 352 53 

" Received from Finance Committee — 

For Home Missions 347 57 

" Foreign Missions 228 61 

" Synodical Treasury 310 37 

" Beneficiary Education 98 10 

•' North Carolina College 120 07 

$1457 25 
Less Rev- 0. A. Rose's receipt 43 50 

$1413 75 

1888. Cr. 

May 9— By Rev. W. Kimball, Financial Agent of 

N.C. College 408 30 

" " Rev. H. M. Brown, Mission work 150 00 

" " Rev. D. J. Koontz, Mission work 25 00 

" Capt. T. L. Seigle, for St. Mark's Church 183 00 
" " Rev. J. A. Linn, for Mt. Pleasant Fe- 
male Seminary 100 00 

" 18 " J. D. Cappelmann, Treas. United Synod 

for Foreign Missions 185 11 

" 21 " Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, for 100 Stall's 

Blanks 2 00 

July 23 " Southern Express Co., on Minutes 4 60 

" 23 " Lutheran Publication Co., Printing 85 00 

Sept. 21 " H. M. Petrea, Theological Student 100 00 

1889. 

Jan. 14 " Rev. C. A. Rose, for circulars for Theo- 
logical Seminary 2 00 

" 21" H. M. Petrea, Theological Student 50 00 

" 21 " Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, for traveling 

expenses 7 65 

Mar. 28 " Rev. C. B. King, for Expenses incurred 

as Secretary, for postage, etc 8 00 

1310 66 
May 1 " Balance in Treasury 103 09 

$1413 75 $1413 75 
P. N. HEILIC, Treasurer. 



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Report of Committee on Finance. 

Your Committee have examined Treasurer's Eeport for 1888 and 
vouchers, and find them correct. We also report the following con- 
tributions for Synodical purposes. 



PASTORS 

AND 

CHURCHES. 



Rev. J . W. Strickler— 

Union 

Christiana 

Rev. Geo. H. Cox — 

Bethel (Stanly) 

St. Stephen's 

Mt. Olive 

Rev. S. Rothrock,D. D. 

Luther 

Rev. C. B. King— 

St. John's 

Rev. W. A. Lutz— 

St. Enoch 

Trinity 

Rev. H. A. Trexler— 

St. Peter's 

St. Matthew's 

Rev. J. M. Hedrick— 

Cold Water 

Mt. Hernion 

Properity 

Rev. W. R. Brown- 
Organ 

Ebenezer 

Rev. W. Kimball— 

Grace 

Concordia 

Rev. D. J. Koontz — ■ 

Concord Mission 

Rev. Samuel Holt — 

Spring Dale 

Rev. S. L. Keller— 

St. John's 

Rev. R. L. Brown — 

Reformation 

St. Matthew's 

Providence 

Rev.F. W.E.Peschau 

St. Paul's 



60 g 



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5 30 

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4 00 
2 00 



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4 00 

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Report of Committee on Finance. — {Continued.) 



PASTOES 

AND 

CHURCHES. 



Brought forward 

Rev. B. W. Cronk— 

Lo\v's Church 

Richland 

Coble 

Rev. H. M. Brown — 

Nazareth 

Rev. J. H.Wyse— 

Holy Trinity 

Rev. J. L. Buck — 

Lutheran Chapel — 

Center Grove 

Supply— 

St. Michael's 

St. Paul's 

Amity 

Capt. Jonas Cook 

Rev. D. W. Michael- 
Sandy Creek 

Pilgrim 

Bethany 

Piney 

Rev. Nathan Clapp— 

Station 

Friedens 

Macedonia 

St. Paul's, Alamance 
Rev. C. A. Rose— 

St. Paul's, Rowan... 

Bethel 

Christ's 

Hopewell 

Rev. W. G.Campbell— 

St. James 

Rev. T. S. Brown— 

St. Mark's 

Rev. J. D. Shirey— 

S. Luke's... 

Salem 

Rev. G. F. Schaeffer... 

Rev.R. W. Petrea 

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30 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

The following amounts are in the hands of the Treasurer, P. N. 
Heilig: 

Home Missions $ 357 57 

Foreign Missions 214 36 

Synodical Treasury 244 59 

Beneficiary Education 106 98 



Balance in Treasury as per his report... 



Amount in hands of Capt. T. L. Seigle, Treasurer 
Church Extension Fund 

$1,172 63 

Your Committee have taken the Treasurer's receipts for the above 
amount. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

J. Z. SCHULTZ. 
A. M. BROWN. 

h. c. McAllister. 

F. B. BROWN. 

Under consideration of Report of Committee on Finance a 
motion was made by Rev. C. A. Rose, as follows : That the amount 
'$103.09, now balance on hand by Treasurer, shall remain in the 
Synodical Treasury Fund. 

Report of Committee on Finance adopted. 

The Divine Services appointed for this morning were recalled. 

Report of Committee on Petitions, by Rev. W. A. Lutz, was 
received to be considered item by item with view to adoption. 

Report of Committee on Petitions. 

Your Committee on Letters and Petitions beg leave to report the 
following for your information and action: 

1. A letter from Rev. E. T. Horn, D. L\, President of the Board of 
Missions of the United Synod, calling the attention of Synod to its obli- 
gation to said Board. We recommend that the Treasurer of Synod be 
instructed to ascertain what part of our assessment to the United 
Synod still remains unpaid, after the full amount of moneys so kindly 
forwarded to this purpose by the noble and generous gift of the 
Woman's Home and Foreign Missionary Societies of Synod, as well 
as moneys forwarded direct to this and by congregations and individ- 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NOBTH CAROLINA. 31 

uals of this Synod, is deducted, and forward balance at once to J. D. 
Capplemann. 

2. A letter from Rev. R. W. Petrea, with $1 for Synod. We recom- 
mend a vote of thanks from Synod to Brother Petrea. 

3. Is a letter from Rev. G. F. Schaeffer, asking to be excused from 
attendance at Synod, aud containing $10 for Synod. This is praise- 
worthy. 

4. 5, 6. Are letters from Revs. E. P. Parker, A. D. L. Moser, and J. 
B.Davis, D. D., asking to be excused from attendance at Synod. We 
recommend that they be excused. 

7. Is a letter from Rev. J. H. Fesperman in which he expresses his 
thanks for timely aid from members of Synod in his great affliction, 
and asks to be excused from attendance at Synod. We recommend 
that Brother Fesperman be excused, and that Synod offer special 
prayer for his relief— prayer led by the President of Synod. 

8. A letter from Rev. W. A. Julian, delegate elect of the South 
Carolina Synod, conveying the fraternal greetings of that sister 
Synod. We recommend that the letter be read before Synod, and 
that we at the proper time elect a delegate to return greetings to the 
South Carolina Synod at its next session. 

9. A petition from Rev. R. L. Brown asking that Synod begin 
work in Mocksville, Davie County, by buying a lot for a church. 
This matter having been attended to we have nothing to recommend^ 

10. A letter from Rev. D. W. Michael asking that a newly 
organized congregation at Piny, Davidson County, be received into 
Synod. We recommend that this congregation be received into 
Synod. 

11. A petition from Amity congregation, Iredell County, asking 
Synod to aid them in finishing their church. We recommend that 
the petition be read before Synod and that Synod give it considera- 
tion. 

12. A petition from a number of colored people asking that Synod 
aid in the erection of a colored church two miles southwest of Bur. 
lington. We recommend that the petition be turned over to the 
committee on colored work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. A. LUTZ. 
J. M. HEDRICK. 
JNO. WAGONER, 
J. M. FAGGART. 

Item 1. Adopted. 

Item 2. Adopted. 

Item 3. Adopted. 

Item 4. Adopted. 



32 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Item 5. Adopted. 
Item 0. Adopted. 
Item 7. Adopted. 
Item 8. Adopted. 
Item 9. Adopted. 
Item 10. Adopted. 
Item 11. Adopted. 
Item 12. Adopted. 

Report of Committee on Petitions adopted as a whole. 
Report of Committee on Applications for Beneficiary Aid, by 
Rev. J. D. Shirey, received and adopted as a whole. 

Report of Committee on Applications for Beneficiary Aid. 

Your Committee report the following, to wit: Messrs. Henry 
Petrea, J. H. Ritchie, W. A. Deaton, and Jos. T. Graham are appli- 
cants for aid. 

The first three are graduates of North Carolina College, and desire 
to prosecute their studies at the Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. 
The latter is a college student with the ministry in prospect. 

In view of the very small amount of funds on hand for beneficiary 
education, we recommend: 

1. That $150 be appropriated to Mr. Henry Petrea, and that what- 
ever deficiencj^ there may be in this amount for Beneficiary Educa- 
tion in the hands of the Treasurer, be supplied from the synodical 
fund. 

2. In view of the depleted condition of our treasury, we recommend 
Mr. J. H. Ritchie to the favorable consideration of the Education 
Committee, with the suggestion that, if possible, they devise some 
means to raise money for such an appropriation to him, as in their 
judgment may be necessary and prudent. 

3. That Mr. J. T. Graham be received as a beneficiary of this Synod, 
and that he be favorably recommended to the Lutheran Chapel and 
Centre Grove charge for an appropriation of $50. 

4. That in view of our utter inability to assist Mr. W. A. Deaton, 
we most cordially recommend him to the favorable consideration of 
the Ministerium of Pennsylvania, and that the President be requested 
to bring this recommendation to the notice of that body. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. D. SHIREY. 
C. A. ROSE. 
W. G. CAMPBELL. 
J. A. FISHER. 
F. B. BROWN. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



33 



Report of Committee on Appropriations, by Rev. C. A. Rose, 
received to be considered item by item with view to adoption- 
Report of Committee on Appropriations, 

Your Committee beg leave to report as follows: We rind that thertf 
is in the handsof Synod $1,020.59, and recommend that the following 
appropriations be made: 

1. That Rev. H. M. Brown be paid two hundred dollars for work 
in the Forsythe Mission as per agreement of Synod. 

2. That Rev. R. L. Brown be paid $50 for work in the Davie Mis- 
sion. 

. 3. That Rev. S. Rothrock, D. D., be paid 540 as per agreement of 
Synod. 

4. That §150 be appropriated to Mr. H. M. Petrea, as per resolution 
of this body, to enable him to continue his theological studies at 
Philadelphia Seminary. 

5. That the Secretary be instructed to print the minutes and draw 
on the Treasurer for necessary expenses. 

6. That §100 be paid out of Sy nodical Treasury towards liquidating 
the debt of the Seminary. 

7. That the Treasuier of this Synod ascertain accurately our in- 
debtedness to the Board of the United Synod, and to make settle- 
ment at once. 

8. In regard to the petition from Amity Hill Church we regret to 
say that as all the funds of Synod have been already appropriated, 
therefore we have no aid to offer, but would invite the pastor of the 
Iredell charge into our churches to collect funds for said object. 

Respectfully, 



c. 


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ROSE. 


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TREXLER. 


T. 


L. 


SEIGLE. 


F. 


B. 


BROWN. 



Item 1. Adopted. 

Item 2. Adopted. 

Item 3. Adopted. 

Item 4. Adopted. 

Under consideration of item 5, Synod suspended business to 
'hear the report of the Committee appointed to organize the 
Colored Evangelical Lutheran Synod. 

By action of Synod, the Committee appointed to organize a 
colored Synod reported at this convention. 



34 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Report read and received, and unanimously adopted by a 
rising vote : 

Report of Committee to Organize Colored Evangelical j-utheran 

Synod. 

We, your Committee, appointed to organize the Colored Evangeli- 
cal Lutheran Synod, met in the council room of St. John's Evangeli- 
cal Lutheran congregation, Cabarrus County, N. C, Wednesday, May 
8th, 1889, at 11.30 a. m. Rev. W. G. Campbell, the chairman, called 
the committee to order. Rev. Geo. H. Cox was elected Secretary. 
After prayer by Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, the colored brethren were 
organized and constituted under the name and title of "The Alpha 
Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Freedmen in 
America" 

The constitution of the North Carolina Synod was then adopted as 
the constitution of this Synod. Rev. David J. Koontz was then 
elected President; Licentiate W. P. Phifer, Recording aud 
Corresponding Secretary; Rev. Samuel Holt, Treasurer. 

The minutes of the committee were then adopted as the minutes of 
the Alpha Synod. Rev. T. S. Brown closed with prayer. 

GEO. H. COX, 
Secretary of Committee. 

In response on the part of the Alpha Synod of the Evangelical 
Lutheran Synod of Freedmen in America, the following resolu- 
tions were offered, and adopted by the North Carolina Synod. 

Resolved, That we, the members of the Alpha Synod, hereby tender 
our most hearty and sincere thanks to the officers and members of the 
honorable Synod of North Carolina for the kind interest they have ever 
manifested to us, the first colored Lutherans of North Carolina, and 
we pray that they may ever cherish towards us the same kindly 
feelings and help us in our work. God bless you for it. 

Resolved, That we hereby unanimously request the Evangelical 
Lutheran Synod of North Carolina, that has ever been our friend, to be 
kind enough to print the Minutes of our first convention as an appen- 
dix to theirs. 

Whereupon President Peschau made some kind, touching, and 
appropriate remarks, bidding them God speed in their new 
capacity, and assuring them that no people on the face of the 
earth would more deeply sympathize with them in their troubles, 
or rejoice over their success. He urged them to lead pure lives, 
ever preach the pure doctrines of our dear Church, and to labor 
faithfully for their race to the end. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 35 

Resolved, That we receive the members of the Alpha Synod, namely 
Eevs. Samuel Holt, D. J. Koontz, Nathan Clapp, and W. P. Phifer, 
as advisory members of Synod in session. 

Report of Committee on Appropriations resumed. 

Item 5. Adopted. 

Item 6. Adopted. 

Item 7. Adopted. 

Item 8. Adopted. 

Report adopted as a whole. 

Report of Committee on Pastoral Districts, by Rev. J. D. 
Shirey, received to be considered item by item with view to 
adoption. 

Report of Committee on Pastoral Districts. 

Your Committee recommend: 

1. That Luther's congregation stand as it is, but supplied by the 
pastor of the St. Peter's charge. 

2. That Sandy Creek, Piney, Bethany, Pilgrim, and Lexington 
Churches be placed under the care of the Northern Conference. 

J. D. SHIREY. 
W. R. KETCHIE. 

Synod adjourned, pending the discussion of Report on Pastoral 
Districts, to meet at 1.30 P. M. Benediction by Rev. J. D. 
Shirey. 



NINTH SESSION. 
"Wednesday, May 8th, 1.25 O'clock P. M. 

Synod opened with Rev. S. Rothrock, D. D., in the Chair. 
Hymn 98. Lord's Prayer led by W. H. Strauss, Esq. 

Moved and seconded that the reading of minutes of morning 
session be postponed until the close of Synod. 

Discussion of report on Pastoral Districts was resumed. 

Report on Pastoral Districts adopted as amended. 

The discussion of Report of Committee on Missions resumed. 

Item 4th adopted as amended. 

Report adopted as a whole. 



36 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Report of Committee on Proceedings of Conference, by 
Rev. B. W. Cronk, received to be considered item by item 
with a view to adoption. 

Report of Committee on Minutes of Conferences. 

Your .Committee have examined the minutes of the two Con- 
ferences of Synod, and find that two meetings have been held by 
each Conference during the year. The minutes show that each Con- 
ference has been active and that much .attention has been given to 
the discussion of questions of vital and practical importance to our 
Church. Each Conference has been only tolerably well attended 
by both ministers and laymen. 

The Southern Conference has passed a resolution that unexcused 
absentees be reported to Synod. 

The Secretary of the Northern Conference, in accordance with a 
resolution, reported the absentees to Synod. 

We incorporate the following resolution passed by the Southern 
Conference: 

Resolved, That this Conference hereby request our Synod to in- 
augurate and provide for a Sunday-schools Convention composed of 
ministers and delegates from all Sunday-school within the bounds of 
the North Carolina Synod, and that this resolution be reported to 
Synod at its next annual meeting. 

Your Committee recommend that Synod require the officers of each 
Conference to provide for a Sunday-school Convention to be held at 
the next meeting of their respective Conferences, and that the matter 
of holding an annual convention be put into the hands of the Con- 
ferences. 

The Northern Conference has had under consideration the con- 
dition of affairs iu the Alamance Pastorate, and have made recom- 
mendations which will probably result in the harmonious calling of a 
pastor. 

B. W. CRONK. 

d. w. michael, 
george l. wilhelm. 
joh:n w. felker. 

Item 1. Adopted, as amended. 

Item 2. Adopted. 

Report adopted as a whole. 

Report of Committee on the State af the Church, by Rev. 
T. S. Brown, received and adopted. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 37 

Report of Committee on the State of the Church. 

Your Committee on the State of the Church respectfully submit 
the following: 

1. We are pleased with the systematic manner in which the reports 
have been presented. 

2. These reports, with comparatively few exceptions, exhibit rapid 
progress in churchliness and church work throughout the past year. 
In many places the Common Service has been introduced in accord- 
ance with the resolution of Synod, and with very few exceptions 
has met with favorable recognition, and is destined gradually to have 
an entrance into all the congregations of Synod, and thus form a 
common bond of union with the great English-speaking Lutheran 
bodies of this country. 

3. From the reports of the pastors we learn that there has been an 
increased attendance upon the preaching of the Gospel, and that the 
Sacraments have not been despised nor ignored, but rather that the 
people, as a whole, have come to a better understanding and appre- 
ciation of them. The Word of God has indeed had free course and 
been glorified. While every pastor in his report on the state of the 
Church did not give the number of members received, yet we have 
been able to gather from the reports that there is an increase of 
membership over last year in all the pastorates. The Sunday-schools 
are in a prosperous condition. They are realizing the benefits of 
being kept up continuously throughout the year. The pastors report 
catechetical classes in nearly all of their churches. 

4. We are pleased to report an increase in financial contributions 
for benevolent objects and to church purposes. This applies to nearly 
every church. The work of the church in nearly every department 
is moving on harmoniously, and no troubles of any significance have 
been reported. 

The work of the Church itself, its numerical growth, its increase in 
benevolence are marks and indications of piety. 

The reports of the pastors on practical piety and godliness are rather 
meagre, and we can but feel that there must be great room for 
improvement along th's line. 

T. S. BROWN. 
P. E. ZINK. 
GEO. W. DRY. 
C. H. BOST. 

Report of Committee on Church Institutions, by Rev. S. L. 
Keller, received and adopted. 



38 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Report of Committee on Church Institutions. 

Your Committee on Church Institutions would report the fol- 
lowing : 

We are gratified to hear the most excellent report of the President 
of North Carolina College, Rev. J. G. Schaid, as to the encouraging 
work of this institution. From further knowledge we are enabled 
to state that whilst there has been a slight decrease in attendance, 
nevertheless the College is more than repaid for this loss by the good 
substantial progress it has made in the character and advancement of 
the students of the present collegiate year. 

Mt. Pleasant Female Seminary, accordiug to the report of the 
President of the Board of Trustees, is in a very prosperous condition. 
This information, together with personal knowledge and observation, 
warrants us in bespeaking the hearty patronage and support which 
this seminary so justly deserves. 

S. L. KELLER. 
J. H. WYSE. 
C. H. FISHER. 

The following was adopted: 

Resolved, That as a Synod we disapprove of the unchurchly names 
of many of our congregations and charges, and recommend to our 
Pastors and Church Councils to select more churchly or Christian 
names. 

The following resolution was offered by J. Z. Schultz: 

Resolved, That the President of this Synod be instructed to specify 
on all orders drawn' on our Treasury the object for which and the 
fund from which they should be paid. 

Adopted. 

Report of the Committee on Apportionment, by Rev. W. R. 
Brown, received and adopted. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



39 



Report of Committee on Apportionment. 

Your Committee would recommend the following Apportionment 
for this year: 



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St. Paul's(Wilni'gton 
St. John's (Cabarrus).. 

Sandy Creek 

Pilgrim 

Bethany 

Piney 

Lutheran Chapel 

Center Grove 

Shiloh 

Nazareth 

Hopewell 

Salem 

St. Luke's 

Grace 

Concordia 

Union 

Christiana 

St. John's (Salisbury) 

St. Michael's 

St. Paul's 

Amity Hill 

Holy Trinity 

Albemarle. 1 

Frieden's 

Macedonia 

St. Paul's (Alamance). 
St. James' (Concord).. 

Cold Water 

Mt. Hermon 

Properity 

St. Mark's (Charlotte) 

Bethel (Stanly) 

St. Stephen's 

Mt. Olive 

St. Enoch 

Trinity 

St. Matthew's 

St. Peter's 

Luther's 



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MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



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Respectfully Submitted, 

W. R. BROWN. 
W. KIMBALL. 
JOHN C. LINGLE. 

Eeport of Committee on Vacancies, by Rev. J. L. Buck, re- 
ceived and adopted: 

Report of Committee on Vacancies. 

Your Committee on Vacancies would report, that upon informa- 
tion of Rev. W. Kimball, the Iredell charge has negotiated with 
Rev. T. H. Strohecker; and that the Alamance charge is arranging 
to call a pastor to take charge; and that all the mission points have 
been provided for. 

Nothing further remains for us to report than to recommend that 
the Iredell charge call a pastor or enter into permanent arrange- 
ments for regular pastoral ministrations. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. L. BUCK. 
H. M. BROWN. 

The following was adopted: 

Resolved, That we recommend Candidate C. A. Brown to labor in 
the Alamance Pastorate during his vacation, and that we ask said 
pastorate, or any part of it, to accept of his labors and remunerate 
him, and that the President send a copy of this action to the councils 
of this charge. 

The following resolution was offered by Rev. Geo. H. Cox and 
adopted as Standing Resolution No. 15: 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 41 

JResolved, That the President, at the conclusion of each annual 
meeting of Synod appoint two brethren, one the principal the other 
the alternate, to be prepared and to preach the Ordination Sermon at 
the next convention, if necessary. 

The following were appointed by the President: Rev. Geo. H. 
Cox, principal; Rev. W. A. Lutz, alternate. 

President's Traveling Expenses. 

Resolved, That inasmuch as several duties have been imposed upon 
the President, which necessitate the incurring of traveling expenses, 
we instruct the Treasurer to pay the same to an amount not to exceed 
•$35, the same to be paid from funds in Synodical Treasury. 

Adopted. 

Lutheran Visitor. 

Resolved, That Synod renew its repeated endorsement of the 
Lutheran Visitor and recommend that Mr. E. H. Aull, Secretary and 
Treasurer of The Lutheran Visitor Company, be heartily welcomed 
to canvass our congregations in the interest of that paper. 

Adopted. 

Resolved, That the Secretary be instructed to send minutes direct 
to the pastors of the different charges at the expense of Synod. 

Adopted. 

Address on Education. 

Resolved, That Rev. Prof. J. A. Linn be principal, and Rev. H. 
M. Brown, alternate, to deliver an address on Education at our next 
annual meeting of Synod. 

Adopted. 

Address on Missions. 

Resolved, That Rev. J. W. Strickler be principal, and Rev. H. A. 
Tiexler, alternate, to deliver an address on Missions at our next 
annual meeting. 

Adopted. 

The following was adopted: 

Resolved, That in view of the fact that the cost of printing the 
proposed copies of the new Constitution was more than was an- 
ticipated, it is hereby ordered that Rev. F. W. E. Peschau and lay 
delegate W. H. Strauss be reimbursed to the amount of fifteen 
($15.00) dollars out of the Treasury of the Synod. 



42 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Lutheran Seaman's Mission. 

The following was offered by W. H. Strauss : 

Whereas, A large proportion of the seamen arriving in the port of 
Wilmington, N. C, are from the Scandinavian and German 
countries, and all are Lutheran brethren, in the same faith as we are 
therefore be it 

Resolved, 1st. That a Lutheran Seaman's Mission be established at 
the port of Wilmington, N. C, by the North Carolina Synod. 

Resolved, 2nd. That said Mission be under the fostering care of the 
President, Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, pastor ofiSt. Paul's Evangelical 
Lutheran Church at Wilmington, N. C. 

Resolved, 3d. That Synod give its hearty support to this Mission,' 
and see to it that a suitable person be procured to preach to these 
Lutheran brethren. 

Adopted. 

The following resolutions, offered by Rev. W. A. Lutz, were 
adopted: 

Advisory Board of Missions. 

Resolved, That Revs. C. B. King, AV. R. Brown and C. A. Rose 
be the Advisory Board of Missions for the ensuing year. 

Committee on Beneficiary Education. 

Resolved, That Revs. Geo. H. Cox and S. L. Keller and Prof. H. 
T. J. Ludwig, constitute the Committee on Beneficiary Education- 
Delegate to Tennessee Synod. 

Resolved, That Rev. H. M. Brow T n be the delegate from this 
Synod to the Tennessee Synod, with Rev. D. W. Michael as alternate. 

Delegate to the South Carolina Synod. 
Resolved, That Rev. T. S. Brown be the delegate to the South 
Carolina Synod, with Rev. W. G. Campbell as the alternate. 
Delegate to the Virginia Synod. 
Resolced, That Rev. W. H. Cone be the delegate to the Virginia 
Synod, with Rev. S. L. Keller as alternate. 

The following was adopted: 

Mr. President: I hereby inform you that I resign my position as a 
Trustee of North Carolina College and respectfully ask the election 
of my successor. 

WRIGHT G. CAMPBELL. 

Rev. W. G. Campbell's resignation having been accepted, Rev. 
S. L. Keller was elected to fill the vacancy. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 43 

Delegates to the United Synod. 

The following were elected delegates and alternates to the 
United Synod of the South : 

Principals. 
Clerical. Lay. 

Rev. Geo. H. Cox, Capt. J. A. Fisher, 

" W. G. Campbell, Capt. T. L. Seigle, 

" F. W. E. Peschau, Mr. J. Z. Schultz, 

" C. A. Rose, Hon. H. C. McAllister, 

" C. B. King, W. H. Strauss, Esq., 
" W. R. Brown, Col. P. N. Heilig, 

" W. Kimball, Mr. A. M. Brown. 

Alternates. 
Clerical. Lay. 

Rev. S. L. Keller, Prof. F. B. Brown, 

" H. M. Brown, Mr. S. A. Hoover, 

" Sam'l Rothrock, D. D., Capt. Jonas Cook, 

" J. W. Strickler, P. A. Sloop, Esq., 

" B. W. Cronk, Mr. I. Frank Patterson, 

" D. W. Michael, Dr. C. M. Poole, 

" J. M. Hedrick, Mr. H. Vollers. 

Aid to Pastor Koontz's Congregation. 
Resolved, That we not only give the Alpha Synod our moral sup- 
port and sympathy, but that we donate to pastor Koontz's congrega- 
tion, from our Treasury, the sum of $25, to enable them to hold their 
property in Concord. 

Adopted. 

The following was adopted: 

Resolved, That our President be requested to visit Ridgeway and 
ask the congregations at that place to unite with the North Carolina 
Synod; and that he also visit Raleigh, Goldsboro, Durham and other 
places, and that he be given discretionary powers with the view of 
organizing Lutheran congregations, and that his expenses be paid by 
Synod. 

Report of Committee on Traveling Missionary. 
Your Committee on Traveling Missionary beg leave to recommend 
that our Board of Missions be instructed to employ a traveling mis- 
sionary who shall labor under its direction, provided there is so much 
as $200 in the Treasury for Home Missions. 

GEO. H. COX. 
W. KIMBALL. 
W. R, BROWN. 
Adopted. 



44 



MINUTES E. I_. SYNOD OF NOKTH CABOLINA. 



Eeport of Committee on Beneficiary Education, by Rev. S. L. 
Keller, received and adopted. 

Report of Committee on Beneficiary Education. 
Your Committee would respectfully report that, according to the 
resolution of Synod one hundred dollars were paid to Mr. H. M. 
Petrea on his departure for the Seminary at Philadelphia. Mr. John 
Ritchie, the other student to whom Synod had promised support at 
the Seminary, found it impossible to go. In December last it became 
apparent that the money advanced Mr. Petrea would not suffice and 
that he would have to either borrow or come home after Christmas. 
Your Committee did not deem that either wise or in accord with 
Synod's wishes, and so prevailed upon the Treasurer of Synod to ad- 
vance him fifty dollars more. We hope Synod will sanction this act 
and appropriate to the support of Mr. Petrea one hundred and fifty 
dollars during the coming scholastic year. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

S. L. KELLER. 
J. G. SCHAID. 

h. c. McAllister, 

The following was adopted: 

Resolved, That the Recording Secretary be paid out of the 
Synodioal Treasury fund the sum of §8 as a small remuneration for 
his services. 

The Recording Secretary requested that he be permitted to 
donate same to the colored Mission Church at Concord. The re- 
quest of the Recording Secretary granted by Synod. 

The following was adopted: 

Resolved, That 2500 copies of the Minutes be printed and distributed 
pro rata. 

Resolved, That the Committee on Beneficiary Education be in- 
structed, if necessary, to make special efforts to raise whatever funds 
may be necessary to carry out the provisions of Synod to aid its 
Beneficiaries. 

Vote of Thanks. 

Resolved, That a vote of thanks be given to this congregation and 
its worthy pastor for the kind and hospitable manner in which they 
have entertained us during the sessions of Synod. 

Resolved, That a vote of thanks be extended to the Richmond and 
Danville Railroad for reduced rates to the SOth Annual Convention o f 
the Evangelical Lutheran Synod held at St. John's Church, Cabarrus 
County, 1ST. C, May, 1SS9. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 45' 

Delegate W. H. Strauss offered the following: 

Hesoked, That we tender our thanks to the esteemed wife of Rev. 
S. L. Keller, pastor of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 
Cabarrus County, and to Mrs. W. R. Rrown, for playiag the organ 
during the sessions of Synod, and also to the young ladies who 
assisted at these services in the singing. 

Adopted. 

Hon. H. C. McAllister thanked Synod for meeting in their 
midst. 

Capt. T. L. Seigle thanked Synod and St. John's congregation 
for the libera] contribution given to the Charlotte mission. 
Time and Place of Next Synodical Meeting. 

By vote of Synod its next annual meeting (87th Convention) 
will be held in St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Tyro 
Shops, Davidson County, on Friday before the first Sunday in 
May, 1890. 

The following was adopted: 

Resolved, That the officers of Synod be requested, if possible, to 
arrange time for meeting of called sessions so that the pastors need 
not be absent from their churches on Sunday.^ 

Resolved, That when this Synod adjourns, it stands adjourned to 
meet at 10.30 A. M., on Friday before the first Sunday in May, 1890 
at St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Tyro Shops, Davidson 
County, ST. C. 

The Minutes of the last two sessions were read and approved. 

According to recommendation of the Committee on President's 
Report, prayer was offered by the President for Rev. J. H. Fes- 
perman, and also for our aged ministers, Rev. S. Rothrock, D. D., 
and Rev. J. B. Davis, D. D., and for the afflicted son of Rev. 
J. D. Shirey. 

The business of Synod being completed, the Eighty-sixth 
Annual Convention was closed according to the prescribed form> 
Father Rothrock offering the closing prayer. 

CHAS. B. KING, 

Recording Secretary. 



46 



MIKTJTES E. 



STNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

PAROCHL 





Names of Con- 
gregations. 








PAROCHIAL. 








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3 


CO 

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LOSSFS. 


Accessions. 


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INANCES. 


Pastor's Name and 
Address. 


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2 
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10 
14 
17 


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9 
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15 
14 


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CO 


BO 
CB 

4 

a 

© 


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a 

> 

£ 

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S. L. Keller, 


St. John's. 


3-50 

162 

3*3 

83 

5 

20 

40 

38 

51 

213 

129 

25 

32. 

147 

320 

87 

152 

183 

180 

103 

33 
280 

95 
120 
160 

31 

174 
22 
28 

186 
80 
60 
22 

190 

85 
27 
12 

83 
129 
140 
129 

i 

117 

50 
36 
32 


6 5500 00 

R3000 00 

25(00 00 
5000 00 
1 00 00 

.500 00 
1500 10 
1-500 00 
1000 00 
2(jC0 0<J 
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800 00 
4-500 00 
2000 00 
4000 00 
30JO 00 
2000 CO 
2000 1 
:i500 00 
1.500 00 

600 00 
3000 <0 
1000 00 

2000 00 
3000 00 

1C0 00 
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90j 03 

400 tO 
1000 00 
1.500 00 

800 Oj 


$ 84 29 
2000 00 
600 00 


ft 11 


Wright G. Campbell, 


If 


F. W. B. Pesehau, 
Wilmington, N. C. 

J. H. Wyse, f 


St Paul's, 

(Wilmington).. 
Holy Trinity..) 

Mt. Carmel j 
Cold Water i 
Mt. Hermon... - 
Prospertty J 
St. Paul's ) 
Bethel y 


21 
3 
















1 


Mount Pleasant, N. C. ) 
J. M. Hedrick, f 




1 


1 










5 










8 








Concord, N. C -< 






















(Pastor 2% months.) 1 


1 


4 
1 
1 
1 

4 
2 
3 
3 
3 
3 

3 


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7 

"e 

6 

1 

1 

10 
3 


1 


1 
12 

4 

1 
25 
16 
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11 

5 
17 
12 
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5 
15 
5 

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i 

l 

12 

2 
5 
1 


"i 

3 
1 


1 
13 

4 

15 
17 

6 

10 

25 

11 

6 


2 
6 
1 
1 
12 

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5 
2 

4 

1 








C. A. Rose, ( 
Zeb, Rowan County, - 




3 




3 


N. C ( 


Christ j 

St. Enoch I 
Trinity. j 




1 


Wm. A. Lutz. f 
Enochville. N. C [ 

"W. R. Brown, < 
Heilig's Mill, N. C | 










Organ 1 


80 00 
90 10 


3 
1 


H. A. Trexler, f 


St. Peter's I 
St. Matthew's/ 

Christiana j 
Con co i - d 


2 


Rockwell, N. C t 




2 


J. W. Strickler, J 

Salisbury, N, C ( 

D. J. Koontz, (col.) 


3-f:o oo 


2 
1 


J. L. Buck, / 
China Grove, N. C. ... 1 


Luth. Chapel | 
Center Grove, j 


i 


25 
6 

10 


1 

2 




o 




2 


W. Kimball, ( 

Samuel Holt, (col ) 

Burlington, N. C ' 




2 


Concordia j 




2 






B. W. Cronk, \ 




1 

1 


1 
1 




2 
5 


7 


2 






9 


Richland - 

Coble's 1 

Sandy Creek.. | 


i 




1 


Brick Church, N. C... (_ 


















5 


11 








3 


D. W. Michael, 












1 




Bethany (' 












5 

4 
4 


■"no 


"s 










3 

1 
1 


4 




1 
17 

3 
2 


3 

4 






Chas. B. King, 


i2obb oo 

1500 00 
1200 CO 
200 00 

400 00 
1 : 00 00 
1-500 • 
1500 00 




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Salisbury, .X. C 


(Salisbury) 

Shiloh i- 

Hopewell J 

Luther's Chu'ch 

Bethel ~) 

St. Stephen's.. ' r 
Mt. Olive J 








H. M. Brown, j 
Rural Hall, N. C ) 

Samuel Rothrock, Gold 
Hill, Rowan Co,, N, C... 


8 
2 




2 














11 

j2 
5 
5 

1 

5 

1 
4 


1 
1 
1 

4 

"i 

2 


3 
10 
10 
20 

o 

6 

4- 
4 
9 


2 
1 
3 

13 


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Geo. H. Cox, ( 
Copal Grove, Stanly - 


1 


2 

3 
1 


1 
1 

7 


5 

6 
1 
1 


100 00 

1 75 


2 
2 




Nathan Clapp, (col) 
Burlington, Alamance 






T. S. Brown, 
Charlotte, N. C 


St. Mark's 


1 
1 

1 
1 

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3 
3 

R1 


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1000 0- 
600 00 
600 10 


7C00 00 


38 


1 


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St. Matthew's 1 
Providence [ 

Salem 1 

St. Luke' s j 
Iredell Charge ) 
Alamance " J 




R. L. Brown, 






Mocksville, N. C 1 






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Bear Poplar, N. C, t 

Vacant j 


1 
1 


3 


1 


12 
7 
17 










122 

79 
300 
536 


2000 00 
3500 00 
5000 00 




3 


1 


8 
8 


2 






3 


318 00 


4 


4 


55 


69 






















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21 


343 


Sfi 


294 


133 


7 


6310 


$ 156600 00 


11397 00 


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MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



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ynodical Apportionment to United Synod is included in Home an 1 Foreign Mission columns. 



DIVINE SERVICES, 



Friday, 10.30 A. M. — Synodical Sermon by Eev. F. W. E, 
Peschau, President. Text— Prov. 22:28. 

Saturday, 11 A. M. — Preparatory Sermon by Eev. W. A. Lutz. 
Text— John 16:11. 

SUNDAY, MAY oth. 

9 A. M. — Sunday-school Service, conducted by W. H. Strauss, 
Esq. Addresses by Eev. Chas. B. King, W. H. Strauss, Esq., 
Eevs. F. W. E. Peschau and Prof. J. G. Schaid. 

10. SO A. M. — Communion Sermon by Eev. C. A. Rose. Text — - 
Matt. 6:10. 

Eev. W. A. Lutz preached to a large audience in the grove at 
the same hour. 

% P. M. — Missionary Sermon by Eev. Geo. H. Cox. 

3 P. M. — Eev. J. M Hedrick installed Pastor of the Cold 
"Water Pastorate by Eevs. F. "W. E. Peschau and H. M. Brown. 

7.30 P. M— Eev. W. R. Brown preached at Holy Trinity 
Church, Mt Pleasant. Text— Matt. 20:26. 

Monday, 11 A. M. — Addresses on Education by Eevs. W. O. 
Campbell and J, G. Schaid. 

Tuesday, 7.30 P. M— Sermon by Eev. B. W. Cronk. Text- 
Matt. 21:28. 



Minutes of the Board of Cliiircli Extension. 



The second annual meeting of the Board of Church Extension 
was held at St. John's Church, May 7th, 1889. 

Present — Rev. W. A. Lutz, President; Rev. W. G. Campbell, 
Secretary, Capt. T. L. Seigle, Treasurer; Capt. Jonas Cook, 
Mr. W. H. Strauss. 

The Report of the Treasurer is here appended. 

The Board has taken the necessary steps to its incorporation. 

Inasmuch as there are urgent calls for aid from the Board we 
recommend that pastors send the amount of their apportionment > 
for Church Extension to Capt. T. L. Seigle, Charlotte, as soon as- 
possible, and that in addition to the amount apportioned to- 
Church Extension all our pastors be required to take up a collec- 
tion for the Board either on Reformation day or at Christmas. 
WRIGHT G. CAMPBELL, Secretary- 
Report of Treasurer of Church Extension Fund. 

15— Received of North Carolina Synod.....' $ 23 2( 

' " St. James' (Concord) 7 50 

' •' St. Mark's, (Charlotte) 6 82 

' " St. Luke's 3 97 

' " Salem 5 03 

" St. Enoch's 75 00 



1888. 




May 


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Dec. 


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May 


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-Received of St. Paul's Sunday-school, Wilmington. 

' ' Union 

" Christiana 



17 38 

50 00 

8 20 

St. John's, (Salisbury) 5 00 

St. Peter's 5 00 

St. Matthew's 5 00 

Cold Water 1 00 

Mt. Hermon 1 00 

Prosperity 1 00 

Organ 5 00 

Ebenezer 4 00 

Grace 2 00 

Concordia 1 13 



50 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NOKTH CAROLINA. 

" " " St. John's, (Cabarrus) 10 00 

" " " Reformation 1 32 

" " St. Matthew's (Davie) 1 00 

" " " Providence 1 00 

" " St. Paul's, (Wilmington) 5 00 

" " " Nazareth ^2 00 

" " " Holy Trinity 7 50 

" " " Lutheran Chapel 7 00 

" " Centre Grove 2 50 

". " " Amity 1 00 

" " " Capt. Jonas Cook 3 00 

" " " Sandy Creek 3 60 

" " " Pilgrim 1 70 

" " " Freiden's 1 00 

" » " St. Paul's, (Rowan) 5 25 

" " " Bethel 2 50 

« " " Christ Church 25 

" " G. F. Schaeffer 2 00 

$284 95 
Respectfully submitted, 

T. L. SEIGLE, 

Treasurer. 



fljiqnteg of ftje Jpnigterium. 



FIKST SESSION. 

May 3d, 4.30 O'clock P. M. 

The Ministerium was called to order by the President. Prayer 
by Rev J. M. Hedrick. 

Mr. C. A. Brown, a student of the Gettysburg Theological 
Seminary for the past two years, formally applied for ordination 
:hrough his pastor, Rev. C. A. Rose. He, however, promised to com- 
plete his theological course. 

Motion was made for his examination with a view to ordination. 

The following committee on examination was appointed: Revs. 
VV. A. Lutz, F. W. E. Pesch.au, S. Rothrock, D. D. 

It was moved that the examination be conducted before the 
Ministerium. 

The Ministerium adjourned, with benediction by Rev. J. L. 
Buck. 



SECOND SESSION. 

May 5th, 5 O'clock P. M. 

Ministerium opened with President in Chair. Prayer by Rev. 
W. H. Cone. 

Resolved, That Ministerium meet on next Monday morning to hear 
the examination of Mr. C. A. Brown. 

"Upon application it was 

Resolved, That Licentiate W. P. Phifer be admitted to an examina- 
tion with a view to ordination. 

Ministerium adjourned with benediction by Rev. R. L. Brown. 



THIRD SESSION. 

May 6th, 8.30 O'clock A. M. 
Ministerium opened with President in Chair. Prayer by Rev. 
P. E. Zink. 

Minutes read and approved. 



52 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

It was i 

Resolved, That the examination of candidates C. A. Brown and W. 
P. Phifer continue for one half hour. 

Rev. W. A. Lutz conducted the examination on Natural and 
Revealed Theology. 

The examination on Church History was deferred until can- 
didates should have time to write answers to written questions 
offered by examining committee. 

Ministerium adjourned to meet at 12.30. Benediction by Rev. 
D W. Michael. 



FOURTH SESSION. 

May 7th, 8 O'clock A. M. 

Ministerium called to order by President. Prayer by Rev. D. 
W. Michael. 

The Examining Committee proceeded to examine candidates 
Brown and Phifer on Church History. 

Prof. J. G. Schaid was appointed to take the place of Rev. F. 
W. E. Peschau on Examination Committee. 

The Ministerium adjourned to meet at 1 o'clock to continue 
the examination. Benediction by Rev. J. D. Shirey. 



FIFTH SESSION. 

May 7th, 5 O'clock P. M. 

Ministerium called to order by President. Prayer by Rev. D. 
W. Michael. 

The Ministerium recommended to Synod that Rev. J. L. Buck 
be excused from further attendance upon sessions of Synod. 

Examining Committee proceeded to examine candidates Brown 
and Phifer on Church History, New Testament Greek, and Evi- 
dences of Christianity. 

The Report of Committee to whom was referred names of can- 
didates for Beneficiary Aid was received, and approved item by 
item, and recommended to Synod for adoption. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NOETH CAROLINA. 53 

Permanent Committee on Examination of Candidates. 

The following Permanent Committee on Examination of Candi- 
dates was elected: Rev. Prof. J. G. Schaid, Rev. W. A. Lutz, Rev. 
F. W. E. Peschau. 

Ministerium adjourned to meet Wednesday morning at 8 
o'clock. Benediction by Rev. W. Kimball. 



SIXTH SESSION. 

May 8th, 8 O'clock A. M. 

Ministerium called to order by the President. Prayer by Rev. 
J. M. Hedrick. Minutes read and approved. 

The examination of candidates resumed, and continued on 
Homiletics, Personal Motives for Entering the Ministry, Personal 
Piety, Etc. 

Moved and seconded that the President be appointed a com- 
mittee of one to confer with Rev. AVm. Stoudenmire, and report 
results of same to Ministerium at the called session of Synod 
next August. 

The following resolution was adopted: 

Resolved, That in view of the great press of business and shortness 
of time, the further examination of candidates C. A. Brown and W. 
P. Phifer be deferred until the called session of Synod in August. 

Resolved, That the action of this session of the Ministerium be re- 
ported to Synod at the morning's session. 

Ministerium adjourned with benediction by the President. 

CHAS. B. KING, 

Secretary. 



OFFICERS, DWATES MB SPECIAL COMMITTEES. 



President-Rev. F. W. E. PESCHAU, Wilmington, N. O. 
Secretary— Rev. Chas. B. KING, Salisbury, N. C. 
Con. Sec'v— Rev. W. G. CAMPBELL, Concord, N. C. 
Treasurer— Col. P. N. HEILIG, Salisbury, N. C. 
DELEGATES TO UNITED SYNOD 
TO BE HELD AT WILMINGTON, N. C, NOV. 14TH, 1889. 

PRINCIPALS. 
Clerical. Lay. 

Rev. Geo. H. COX. Capt. J. A. FISHER, 

" W. G. CAMPBELL, Oapt. T. L. SEIGLE, 

" F. W. E. PESCHAU, Mr. J. Z. SCHULTZ, 

" c a. rose, Hon. h. c. McAllister, 

" C. B. KING. W. H. STRAUSS, Esq., 

" W.R.BROWN, Col. P. N. HEILIG, 

" W. KIMBALL, Mr. A. M. BROWN. 

ALTERNATE. 
Clerical. Lay. 

REv. S. L. KELLER, Prof. F. B. BROWN, 

" H. M. BROWN, Mr. S. A. HOOVER 

" Sam'l ROTHROCK. D. D., Capt. JONAS COOK, 

" J. W STRICKLER, P. A. SLOOP, Esq., 

" B. W. CRONK, Mr. I. FRANK PATTERSON 

" D. W. MICHAEL, Dr. C. M. POOLE, 

" J. M. HEDRICK, Mr. H. VOLLERS. 

DELEGATES TO SISTER SYNODS. 

To South Carolina Synod: 

Rev. T. S. BROWN, Principal. Rev. W. G. CAMPBELL, Alt. 

To Tennessee ?yrod: 
Rev. H. M. BROWN, Principal. Rev. D. W. MICHAEL, Alt. 

To Virginia Synod: 
Rev. W. H. CONE, Principal. Rev. S. L. KELLER, Alt. 

COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS. 
Revs. C. B. KING, J. M. HEDRJCK, and Mr. J. Z. SCHULTZ. 

PERMANENT COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATION CF CANDIDATES. 

Revs. J. G. SCHA1D, W. A. LUTZ, F. W. E. PESCHAU. 

COMMITTEE CN THE BLACWELDER WILL CASE. 

Hon. H. C MCALLISTER, J. Z. SCHULTZ, Capt. T. L. SEIGLE. 

COMMITTEE ON TRAVELING HOME MISSIONARY- 

Revs. Geo. H. COX, W. R. BROWN, W. G. CAMPBELL. 

COMMITTEE CN CALL SESSION OF SYNOD- 

Revs. F. W. E. PESCHAU, C. B. KING, W. G. CAMPBELL, Col. P. N. HEILIG 

ADVISORY BOARD OF MISSIONS- 

Revs. C. B. KING, W. R. BROWN, C. A. ROSE. 

COMMITTEE ON BENEFICIARY EDUCATION. 

Revs. Geo. H. COX, S. L. KELLER, Prof. H- T. J. LUDWIG. 

COMMITTEE ON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY. 

Revs. C. A. ROSE, J. A. LINN, C. B. KING. 

COMMITTEE ON AlPHA SYNOD. 

REVS F. W. E. PESCHAU, Geo. H. COX, W. G- CAMPBELL, T. S BROW T N. ! 
APPOINTMENT OF SPEAKERS FOR NEXT CONVENTION. 

ORDINATION SERMON. 

Rev. Geo. H. COX, Principal. Rev. W. A. LUTZ, Alt. 

ADDRESS ON EDUCATION. 

Rev. Prof. J. A. LINN, Principal. Rev. H. M. BROWN, Alt - 

ADDRESS ON MISSIONS. 

Ret. J. W. STRICKLER, Principal. Rev. H. A. TREXLER, Alt. 



Standing Resolutions of Synod. 



1. Resolved, That this Synod recommends to the Church Councils 
the propriety of adopting the plan of collecting Pastor's Salary by 
assessment. 

2. Resolved, That in accordance with the Church Discipline, 
Chapter VI., Section 3, the Church Councils be instructed to require 
every member of the Church to contribute to the support of the Gos- 
pel, except such as in their judgment are too poor to do so. 

2. Resolved, That no charge in connection with this Synod shall 
call a pastor until it has made a satisfactory settlement with the 
former pastor as to salary. 

4. Resolved, That hereafter when a pastor is called to a vacant 
charge, the Council be governed by the Discipline of the Church. 

5. Resolved, That the courteous recognition of the presence of 
Ministers, not of tne Lutheran Church, be taken by recording their 
names in the Minutes as having been in attendance upon the sessions 
of this Body. 

6. Resolved, That we recommend a Certificate be given in each 
case when a Pastor administers the Sacrament of Baptism or the rite 
of Confirmation. 

7. Resolved, That any young man receiving aid from this Synod 
shall execute a bond to the Treasurer to pay back in full to Synod, 
with interest, the amounts as severally received by him daring the 
prosecution of his studies; in the event he voluntarily abandons the 
active work of the ministry, is deposed, or unites with another de- 
nomination, before the expiration of seven years' faithful service — 
such seven years' faithful service as a Lutheran minister to be con- 
sidered a cancelling of his bonds. 

8. Resolved, That as there is a lack of system in the reports, and 
that as no report whatever concerning the state or growth of piety, in 
any of our institutions, has been submitted to the committee, and as 
it is the duty of no one specially to do so, and as system in all things 
lightens the burdens of work and economizes time, your committee 
would recommend that hereafter the following order should be 
observed in reporting: 1. Attendance upon the various means of 
grace, such as public worship, the attention paid thereto, and observ- 
ance of the Sacrament of Baptism and the Lord's Supper. 2. Giving 
the number in the increase of membership by confirmation, from 
other churches, and by restoration, as well as loss in membership, the 



56 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

condition of the Sunday-school and catechetical class. 3. The increase 
or decrease in financial contributions for benevolent objects and to 
church purposes. 4. Items of special signification or miscellaneous 
matter, as special services held, questions on church troubles, etc. 5. 
Growth or decline of spiritual life and indications of piety. 6. That 
the President of each of our institutions be required to report to 
Synod on the religious condition of tbe students in our schools of 
learning. 

9. Resolved, That the Recording Secretary be autborized to award 
the contract for printing the Minutes of each Synod before the 
assembling of Synod. 

10. Resolved, That we hereby endorse the plans and constitutions 
used in the organization of Children's Societies aud Wornans' So- 
cieties. 

11. Resolved, That we recommend the plans and constitution thus 
used, to our pastors and people where organizations have not yet been 
effected. 

12. Resolved, That the money from the Children's Missionary So- 
cieties be sent to the Treasurer of Synod, marked, "Children's Fund 
for Foreign Missions," and that the amounts thus collected be 
accredited upon the assessment* of tbe various congregations for 
Foreign Missions. 

13. Resolved, That any person wishing to become a beneficiary of 
this Synod be required to present his request to Synod in person, if 
possible, or through his pastor, and that he become a beneficiary of 
Synod only after he has been decided worthy of aid, by a majority 
vote of Synod. 

14. Resolved, That the granting of letters ot dismissal from the 
Lutheran Church is contrary to the right usage of our church. 

15. Resolved, That the President at the conclusion of each annual 
meeting of Synod appoint two brethren, one the principal the other 
the ahernate, to prepare and to preach the Ordination Sermon at the 
next convention. 



MINUTES 

OF 

THE fiLPHt ZYIlOB 



OF THE 



Yaielical Lutheran Church 



FREEDMEN IN AMERICA. 



The colored ministers and laymen connected with the Evangel- 
ical Lutheran Synod and Ministerium of North Carolina having 
deemed it wise and for the best interests of their work, to form 
themselves into a separate Synod, asked the permission of Synod 
to be allowed to do so, and the desired permission was grant ed. 
Permission having been granted, they next requested that a 
committee be appointed to assist in or superintend the organiza- 
tion of the new Synod, and by the action of the North Carolina 
Synod, the following were constituted said committee: Revs. W. 
G. Campbell, F. W. E. Peschau, Geo. H. Cox, and T. S. Brown. 

Permission having been given the committee, and the colored 
members of Synod, to absent themselves from the sessions of 
Synod, in order to form the body, they accordingly proceeded 
from the church to the council room in the front part of the 
church and performed the duties assigned them. Of this trans- 
action, and of the business acted upon afterwards, the following 
Minutes give an account. 



FIRST SESSION. 

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 

Cabarrus t County, N. C, 
May 8th, 1889, 11.30 O'clock A. M. 
All the colored members of the North Carolina Synod, present 
at the sessions of its 86th convention, being here assembled, in 
the council room of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, and 



58 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

having secured permission to organize ourselves into a Synod, 
under the supervision and with the co-operation of the committee 
present; consisting of Revs. W. G. Campbell, F. V\ T . E. Peschau, 
Geo. H. Cox, and T. S. Brown, agreed to organize ourselves into 
"The Alpha Synod or the Evangelical Lutheran Church 
of Freedmen in America," and we adopt as properly setting 
forth our doctrinal basis, etc., and for our guidance and 
government the Constitution of the Evangelical Lutheran 
Synod and Ministerium of North Carolina. 

The vote adopting this was unanimous. 

Instead of the temporary officers chosen, the following were 
duly elected: 

President— REV. DAVID J. KOONTZ. 

Recording and Corresponding Secretary — REV. W. P. 
PHIFER. 

Treasurer— REV. SAMUEL HOLT. 

It was unanimously decided that the Synod unite with the 
United Synod in the South, and the following were duly elected 
as delegates: 

Delegates to United Synod. 
Clerical. 

PRINCIPAL. ALTERNATE. 

Rev. David J. Koontz. Rev. W. P. Phifer. 

Lay. 

PRINCIPAL. ALTERNATE. 

Simeon Lord. Orange Holt. 



SECOND SESSION. 

May 8th, 1SS9, 1 O'clock P. M. 

Synod was called to order in the church by President Koontz 
and after singing and prayer, was regularly opened. 

Minutes of the first session were read and approved. 

It was 

Resolved, That we request the North Carolina Synod to print our 
Minutes as an appendix to theirs. 



L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



59 



The following is the roll : 

Ministers. Time Entering Postoffick. Delegates. 

Ministry. 

Rev. D. J. Koontz 1880 Concord N. C Simon Lord. 

Rev. X. Clapp 1884 Brick Church, X. C 

Rev. Samuel Holt 1S8-J Burlington, X. C O. Holt. 

Rev. W. P. Phii'or 1S88 Charlotte, X.C 

Place and Time of First Annual Meeting. 

On selecting time and place of the first annual meeting of the 
Synod, it was 

Resolved, That the lirst annual meeting of the Alpha Synod be 
held in the Concord Mission, Rev. D. J. Koontz, pastor, and that the 
same convene at 10 A. M., on Friday before the first Sunday in 
August, 1890. 

Resolved, That we request the North Carolina Synod to permit 
Committee on Organization, consisting of Revs. W. G. Campbell, F. 
W. E. Peschau, Geo* H. Cox, aud T. S. Brown, to meet with the 
Alpha Synod at its first annual meeting. 

There being no further business, Synod was closed in due form, 
to meet at the time and place agreed upon. 

W. P. PHIFER, 

Secretary . 



OFFICERS. 



President— Rev. DAVID J. KOONTZ, Concord, N. C. 
REC. and Con. Sec' y— Rev. W. P. PHIFER, Charlotte, N. C 
Treasurer— Rev. Sam'lHOLT, Burlington, N. C. 



TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING. 

The first annual meeting of "The Alpha Synod of the Evangelical 
Lutheran Church of Freedmen in America," will be held in the 
Concord Mission, Concord, N. C, 10 A. M., Friday before the first 
Sunday in August, 1890. 

REMARKS . 

Futher information regarding the Alpha Synod will be found in 
the Minutes of the North Carolina Synod, for 1889. Pages 25, 34, 35- 



I 1ST D E X. 



Page 
Alpha Synod: 

Resolutions Concerning Minutes of First Convention 34, 35 

Minutes of 57-59 

Apportionment Committee: 

Instruction of 17 

Report of Committee on 39, 40 

Appropriation Committee: 

Instructions of 17 

Report of Committee on 33 

Beneficiary Aid: 

Report of Committee on Applications for 32 

Appointment of Committe on 22 

Beneficiary Education: 

Committee on 42 

Report of Committee on 44 

Instructions of Committee on 44 

Blackwelder Will Case, Committee to Report ou 21 

Called Session, Report of Committee on 21 

Church Extension, Minutes of Board of 49, 50 

Church Institutions, Report of Committee on 38 

Colored Church at Charlotte 25, 26 

Colored Evangelical Lutheran Synod: 

Appointment of Committee to Organize 25 

Report of Committee to Organize 34 

Common Service, Resolution Concerning 17 

Conferences, Report of Committee on Minutes of 36 

Credentials, Appointment of Committee on 19 

Divine Services 48 

Education, Address on 41 

Female Seminary at Charlotte, Resolution Concerning 22 

Finance, Report of Committee on 28-30 

Lutheran Visitor, Endorsement of 41 

Lutheran Seaman's Mission 42 

Ministerium, Minutes of 51-53 

Missions: 

Report of Advisory Board of 11, 12 

Report of Committee on 24 

Address on 41 

Election of Advisory Board of.... 42 

Mt. Pleasant Female Seminary, Report of Board of 12 



Pagk 
North Carolina College: 

Reportof Board of 13 

Election to fill Vacancy in Board of 42 

Officers of Synod 2, 10 

Officers, Delegates and Special Committees 54 

Ordination Sermon, Appointment on 41 

Parochial Report 46, 47 

Pastoral Districts, Report of Committee on 35 

Petitions, Report of Committee on 30, 31 

President's Report 4-9 

Report of Committee on 19, 20 

President, Traveling Expenses of 41 

Recording Secretary, Remuneration of 44 

Reporters, Appointment of 11 

Roll ofSynod 3, 4 

Standing Committees 1G 

Standing Resolutions 55, 56 

Separate Synod, Petition of Colored Ministers for 2-5 

State of the Church, Report of Committee on 37 

South Carolina Synod, Appointment of Delegate to 42 

Tennessee-Synod: 

Report-of-Delegate to 14, 15 

Reception-of Delegate of 15 

Appointment of Delegate to 42 

Theological_Seminary : 

Report of-€ommittee on 17 

Time and Plaee-of Next Meeting 45 

Traveling Missionary: 

Appointment of Committee to Report on 21 

Report of Committee on 43 

Treasurer, Report of 27 

Unfinished Business: 

Report of Committee on 15, 16 

United Synod: 

Instruction of Delegates to 22, 23 

Election of Delegates to 43 

Vacancies, Report of Committee on 40 

Virginia Synod, Appointment of Delegate to 42 

Voteof Thanks 44, 45 

Work Among the Freedmen: 

Report of Committee on 25 



BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

OF 

NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE 



Rev. S. EOTHROCK, D. D., President, 

Rev. J. A. LINN, A. M , Vice-Presidext, 

Hon. H. C. McALLISTER, Secretary, 

JONAS COOK, Esq., Treasurer, 

Rev- S. L. KELLER, 

Rev. F. W. E. PESCHAU, 

Rev- GEO. H. COX, 

Mr. R. A. BROWN, 

Dr. P. A. BARRIER, 

Mr. G. E. RITCHIE, 

Dr. R. A. SHIMPOCK, 

Mr. J. W. MILLER, 

Capt. W. A. BARRIER, 

Rev. C. A. ROSE, 

Rev. J. W. STRICKLER, 

Mr. H. A. BLACKWELDER. 

Mr. MARVEL RITCHIE, 

Rev. H. M. BROWN. 



BOARD OF TRUSTEES 



OF 



MT- PLEASANT FEMALE SEMINARY. 



Rev. Prof. J. A. LINN, Principal, 

Mr. M. A. HOLSHOUSER, 

Dr. C. M. POOLE, 

Mr. A. FOIL, 

J. J. MISENHEIMER, Esq., 

Mr. JOHN LENTZ, 

Rev. C. A. ROSE, 

Rev. W. A. LUTZ, 

Mr. C. H. FISHER, 

Rev. J. B. DAVIS, D. D., 

Capt. JONAS COOK, 

Kev. W. R. BROWN. 



I^opth ©apoliipa ©ollecge, 



«Hint. PLEASANT, H. C>IX> 



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Rev. J. G. SCHAID, A. M., President. 



Prof. H. T. J. LUDWIG, A. M 



Secretary of the Faculty and Librarian. 



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/i j~iiefl) vSTreicle olcrssical ©cl)O0l, ir; LSVepyifjirjet but Oxperjses? 
tfe/r)icr) are Very r\eetsor)erk)le. 



• ;!3^=a -x-»»x-x-»-x- s=r:)K - 



This College is the property of our Synod, is endowed and con- 
trolled by the same. It ought to be sending out a large number of 
well educated Christian young men into our congregations every j r ear # 
?end for Catalogue. 



II}t. Pleasant Eenjale Seniiiiary, 



f|Pt. pleasant, If. ©. 



¥r ^K ft 



TERMS: 



TUITION PER TERM! OF 30 WEEKS. 



Primary Department $ 7.50 to 10.00 

Preparatory Department 10.00 to 15.00 

Collegiate Department 75 00 to 20.00 



EXTRA CHARGES. 



Music | 15.00 

Use of Piano 3.00 

Incidental Fee 2.00 

Board, including Washing, Fuel and Lights 50.00 



ADVANTAGES : 
Instrnetion thorough; Climate healthful; Terms moderate. 

The next session will open Monday, September 2d, 1889, and 
continue 40 weeks. 

fi^^For further particulars address as above. 

Rev. J. A. LINN, A. M., Principal. 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

EIGHTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE 

EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 

SYNOD AND MINISTERIUM 

OF 

NORTH C^ZROZLUsT^, 

HELD IN 

ST. LUKE'S CHURCH, DAVIDSON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA. 

Rev. D. W. Michael, Pastor, 
BEGINNING FRIDAY, MAY 2, 1890J.. 

AESO OF THE 

Called Session 

HELD IN 
ST. JOHN'vS CHURCH, SALISBURY, NORTH CAROLINA, 

Rev. Chas. B. King, pastor, 
BEGINNING AUGUST 27, li 



Henkel & Co., Printers, New Market, Va.: 
Office of "Our Church Paper," "Shenandoah Valley," &c. 



MINUT EXS 

of the; 
EIGHTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE 

EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 

SYNOD AND MINISTERIUM 

OF 

NORTH a-A.iROx_.T.:isr^. 7 . 

HELD IN 

ST. LUKES CHURCH, DAVIDSON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, 

Rev. D. W. Michael, Pastor, 
BEGINNING FRIDAY, MAY 2, 1890; 

ALSO OF THE 

Called SkssicTn 

HELD IN 

ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, SALISBURY, NORTH CAROLINA, 

Rev. Chas. B. King, pastor, 

BEGINNING AUGUST 27, 1889. 



Henkel& Co., Printers, New Market, Va.: 
Office of "Our Church Paper," "Shenandoah Valley," &c. 



SYNODICAL CALENDAR i8go-'gi. 



OFFICERS OF SYNOD. 

President— Rev. GEO. H. COX Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

Vice-President— Rev. W. G. CAMPBELL, Concord, N. C. 

Secretary— Rev. CHAS. B. KING Salisbury, N. C. 

Treasurer— Mr. I. FRANK PATTERSON, China Grove, N. C. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 
REV. GEO. H. COX, Chairman, Rev. C. A. ROSE, Cor. Sec, 
REV. CHAS. B. KING, Mr. I. F. PATTERSON, Treas, 

Mr. W. H. REISNER, Rec. Sec. 



OFFICERS OF CHURCH EXTENSION. 

President— Rev. W. A. LUTZ Enoehville, N. C. 

Secretary— Rev. W. G. CAMPBELL . . . Concord, N. C. 
Treasurer— Capt. T. L. SEIGLE .... Charlotte, N. C. 



FIFTY-SEVEN YEARS IN THE MINISTRY. 
Rev. S. ROTHROCK, D. D., Rev. J. B. DAVIS, D. D. 



TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT ANNUAL MEETING. 

The 88th Annual Convention of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod 
of North Carolina will be held in St. Enoch's church, Enoehville, 
Rowan County, N. C, beginning Friday before the first Sunday in 
May, 1891. 



SPECIAL COMMITTEES. 



COMMITTEE ON ORPHANAGE AND HOME FOR DISA- 
BLED MINISTERS OF THE UNITED SYNOD. 
Rev. GEO. H, COX, REV. W. A. LUTZ, 

REV. W. G. CAMPBELL. 



COMMITTEE ON THE BLACKWELDER WILL CASE. 
THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF SYNOD. 



COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATION OF CANDIDATES. 

REV. Prof. J. D. SHIREY, Rev. F. W. E. PESCHAU, 

Rev. W. G. CAMPBELL. 



COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS. 

Rev. CHAS. B.' KING, Rev. J. M. HEDRICK, 

Mr. J. Z. SCHULTZ. 



SPEAKERS FOR NEXT CONVENTION. 

_ ADDRESS ON EDUCATION. 

Rev. H. C. HAITHCOX Principal, 

REV. Prof. C. T. L. FISHER Alternate. 

ADDRESS ON MISSIONS. 

REV. C. A. MARKS Principal, 

Rev. C. B. MILLER Alternate. 

ORDINATION SERMON. 

Rev. W. R. BROWN \ Principal, 

REV. C. A. ROSE Alternate. 



MINUTES 



EvanQBlicel Luther 



OF THE 

EIGHTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION 

OF THE 



OF 

2to:r,t:h: ca-iroxjIilt-a., 

HELD AT 

ST. LUKE'S CHURCH, DAVIDSON CO., NORTH CAROLINA, 

Rev. D. W. MICHAEL, Pastor, 

BEGINNING FRIDAY, MAY 2d, 1890. 



OPENING. 



The eighty-seventh annual convention of the Evangel- 
ical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina met in St. Luke's 
Evangelical Lutheran Church, Davidson county, N. C, 
Rev. D. W. Michael, pastor, Friday morning, at 10.30 
o'clock, May 2d, 1890. The devotional services were con- 
ducted by Vice-President, Rev. W. G. Campbell, assisted 
by the Secretary, Rev. Chas. B. King. The syrmdical ser- 
mon was preached by Rev. F. W. E. Peschau from text 2 
Cor. 5, 20. The administration of the Lord's Supper was 
inadvertently omitted at this time, owing to the introduc- 
tion of the new Constitution. 

Synod adjourned with benediction to meet at 2 o'clock, 
P. M. 



FIRST SESSION. 



May 2, 2 o'clock, P. M. 

Synod was formally opened according to the prescribed 
form in Book of Common Service. 

The roll of ministers was called, and the names of lay- 
delegates presenting proper credentials, were enrolled. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



ROLL OF SYNOD. 



Ministers. Time Entering Post-office. 
Ministry. 
Rev. S. Rothrock, D. D. (a. e). . 1S33 . . Gold Hill, N. C . . . 
J. B. Davis, D. D. (a. e.) . 1S33 . 
W. H. Cone (a. e.) . . . . 1858 . 

W. Kimball 1859 . 

Prof. J. D. Shirey i860 . 

G. F. Sehaeffer 1851 . 

A. D. L. Moser 1863 . 

W. R. Ketchie 1S68 . 

J. H. Fesperman (a. e.) . . 1868 . 
R. L. Erown . . 1S68 . 

E. P. Parker (a.) 1871 . 

Geo. H. Cox 1872 . 

H. M. Brown 1873 . 

P. E. Zink 1873 . 

F. W. E. Peschau 1S73 . 

C. A. Marks 1876 . 

H. C. Haithcox . 

W. A. Lutz 1877 . 

Prof. J. A. Linn 1877 . 

W. G. Campbell 1S77 . 

J. M. Hedrick 1877 . 

J. Q. Wertz . 

Win. Stoudenjnire (a.) . . 18S0 . 

C. A. Rose 1882 . 

T. H. Strohecker . 

T. S. Brown 1882 . 

Prof. C. E- T. Fisher (a. e.).i884 . 

B. W. Cronk 1884 . 

H. A. Trexler 1SS6 . 

W. R. Brown 1S86 . 

Chas. B. King 1S86 . 

C. B. Millfi 1S87 . 

D. W. Michael 1887 . 

C A. Brown (a. e-) . . . ■ 1889 



Lay-Delegates. 



. West Liberty, Ohio 
. New Market, Va. . . 
. China Grove, N. C. 
. Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 
. Monroe, Ga. . . . 
. Enochville, N. C. . 

. Kappa, N. C 

. Troutman, N. C. . . 
. Mocksville, N. C. . 

. Salem, N. C 

. Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 
. Rural Hall, N. C. . . 
. Linwood, N. C. . . 
. Wilmington, N. C. 
. China Grove, N. C 
. Bear Poplar, N. C. . 
. Enochville, N. C. . 
. Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 
. Concord, N. C . . . . 
. Concord, N. O . . 
. Salisbury, N. C . . . 

. Chicago, 111 

. Zeb, N. C 

. Troutman, N. C . . 
. Charlotte, N. C. . . 
. Mt. Pleasant, N. C 
. Brick Church, N. C . 
. Rockwell, N. C . . . 
. Heilig's Mills, N. C 
. Salisbury, N. C . . 
. Gibsonville, N. C . 
. Tyro Shops, N. C . 



H. L. Livengood. 

William G. Honeycut. 
J. H. Shouse. 

A. D. Wessel (a.) 
I. Frank Patterson. 
.P. M. Brown. 
H. R. Plaster. j 

W. C. Correll. 
C. A. Isenhour. 
P. D. Linn. 

John D. Ketchie. 
J. C. Lentz. 
. H. A. Kluppelberg. 

J. S. Patterson. 
James M. Trexler. 
J. A* Miller. 
J. L. Ketchie. 
H. M. Fowler. 
Philip Lopp. 



(a. e.) Absent and excused. 



(a.) Absent and unexcused. 



VACANT PASTORATES. 

Churches. Delegates. Address of Delegates. 

J Holy Trinity Capt. Jonas Cook Mt. Pleasant, N. C- 

[Mt. Carmel Capt. Jonas Cook Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

(Bethel (Stanley Co.>. . . Marvel Ritchie Copal Grove, N. C. 

\ Luther's (Rowan Co.) . . B. P. Basinger Gold Hill, N. C. 

3 -{ St. John's (Cabarrus Co.) . .Geo. E. Ritchie Concord, N. C. 

4 ■{ Albemarle under the pastoral care of ,Rev. Prof. J. A. Linn. 

The President read his annual report, which was re- 
ceived and held for reference to proper committee. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OE NORTH CAROLINA. 7 

PRESIDENT'S REPORT. 

Beloved Fathers and Brethren: — "Grace to you, and 
peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ!" 
This is to me an extraordinary and unusually peculiar hour. For the 
fourth consecutive time, I am permitted by the mercy of God, and 
your good will and clemency, to read an annual report, as retiring 
president, at the opening 'of the convention of the Southern Mother 
Synod, that is marked as the 87th. 

Feeling my own unworthiness, I cannot but wonder at the good- 
ness of God in sparing me these four years of my terms of office to 
perform the many duties devolving upon me, and I praise Him for it. 
On the other hand, I thank you for your kind forbearance during all 
this time, and assure you, in retiring from office, that it is to me one 
of the happiest hours of my life to know, as different ones have assured 
me, that I enjoy the love and esteem of all now as much as when your 
confidence in, and love for me, first led you to elect me as your high- 
est officer, and when you from year to year showed your hearty and 
kind approval of my humble though earnest efforts as president, by 
re electing me. 

I can only say, and I say it with all my heart, j3od bless you, 
brethren, — God bless you, one and all. We have had four years of 
peace and prosperity, and are, I believe, more solidly, more compactly 
united than ever before, more and more all saying the same thing and 
believing the same thing. And so may it be and even more so, in the 
golden days to come, until like the rising sun of a summer day, the 
zenith of our glorious work is reached, and the old North Carolina 
Synod shines brightest amid the galaxy of synods, with hex true, pure, 
unaltered, and unqualified confessional light, and doing her full duty, 
in the limits of the horizon God has set to her bounds, even as he set 
by Divine, permissive, and over-ruling Providence the bounds of our 
Confessions for the ages, in that He led the Reformers to say so much, 
and no more. 

The past year has been one of much success among our various 
churches and institutions, and the prospect everywhere in our whole 
field, and for our whole Synod, has, I believe, never been brighter. 
We have been wonderfully blessed. Amid the wrecks of death and the 
storms of destruction, our ministers and churches have been spared, 
and whilst there have been changes, the work goes on. 

Permit me, now, to present to you information regarding import- 
ant and official occurrences that need to be recorded, and also some 
recommendations which I hope will not only be worthy of your serious 
and profitable consideration, but will commend themselves to your 
better judgment as worthy of adoption and use, and as means to for- 
ward our work. 1 



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SPECIAL SESSION OF SYNOD. 

The officers of Synod, by authority of the resolution on page 21, 
which reads as follows : "Resolved, That the officers of Synod be con- 
stituted a committee to make all necessary arrangements and an- 
nouncements for a called convention, and that the time be in August 
next," attended to this duty, and the special meeting was held, by the 
kind courtesy of the pastor and people of St. John's Church, in Salis- 
bury, Aug. 27-29. The new Constitution was adopted, and Candidate 
C. A. Brown duly ordained to the holy Gospel ministry, as the Min- 
utes of that convention will show. 

I would recommend that the Minutes and the new adopted Con- 
stitution, and also the report which I prepared for that convention, 
and which I will now read, be printed with our Minutes, in their 
proper place, thus making one large pamphlet. 

VISITATION. • 

During last summer, I devoted my entire vacation to the welfare 
of the various churches that I could visit, in the 9h©rt time allotted 
me, and specially looked after the vacancies. I visited and assisted in 
their work, 13 pastors, preached 27 times in 16 different churches, ad- 
dressed 11 Sunday-schools, and lectured 14 times. I- have also visited 
our Institutions. 

CONFERENCES. * 

Each of the presidents of our Conferences has sent me a report of 
the meetings of the Conferences. Each had interesting, pleasant, and 
profitable meetings, and it seems that good was done. 

I would herewith draw attention to the following items therein 
that call for action at our hands. The president of the Northern Con- 
ference writes that his Conference asks Synod to put among its stand- 
ing resolutions something like the following : 

Resolved, : That standing in prayer is the preferable custom in the 
Lutheran Church, and especially in the morning service. 

I would recommend that Synod adopt the above or a similar 
resolution. 

The Northern Conference also draws attention to the fact that 
candidates W. and L. Deaton desire to labor in our bounds, and recom- 
mend that work be given them, if possible, during their summer vaca- 
tion. I earnestly hope the Synod will comply with the request. 

The Southern Conference held a S. S. convention, Sept. 28, $889, 
in St. Stephen's Church, at which 19 delegates were present, represent- 
ing 17 schools, and a permanent organization was effected. 

I trust the Northern Conference will also hold S. S. conventions, 
and that Synod will also each year give a day's attention to the wel- 
fare of the lambs of the flock. 

Rev. W. Kimball is president of the Northern Conference. Rev. 
Geo. H. Cox is president of the Southern Conference. 



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RESIGNATIONS. 

Rev. J. L. Buck resigned as pastor of the Luther Chapel and 
Centre Grove congregations. 

Rev. J. G. Schaid resigned the presidency of our College. 

Rev. S. Iy. Keller resigned as pastor of St. John's Church, Cabar- 
rus County. 

Rev. J. H. Wyse resigned as pastor of Holy Trinity and Mt. Car- 
mel churches. 

Rev. Geo. H. Cox resigned as pastor of the Bethel (Stanley Co.) 
pastorate. 

A NEW PASTORATE. 

St. Stephen's pastorate is a new pastorate that was formed with 
my consent and permission, in view of the following document sent 
me ; I hope Synod will kindly ratify my action in the matter, and re- 
joice over the division which will give the people more preaching, and 

give Synod another pastor. 
* 

St. Stephen's Ev. Luth. Church, 

Cabarrus County, N. C. 

To the president of the N. C. Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran 
Church, and the president of the Southern Conference of said Synod, 
Greeting : 

Brethren, We, the Councils of St. Stephen's and Mount Olive Ev. 
Luth. churches, belonging to the North Carolina Synod, now a part of 
the Bethel (Stanley Co.) pastorate, do hereby respectfully ask to be 
constituted as a pastorate. 

We have extended a call to Rev. Geo. H. Cox, at a stipulated 
salary of five hundred and fifty dollars ($550) a year, to be paid quar- 
terly, which call has been accepted, subject to your recognizing us as 
a pastorate. 

We suggest that the pastorate be known as the St. Stephen's 
pastorate of the North Carolina Synod. 

(Signed by both councils.) 

St. Stephen's Council. Mt. Olive Council. 

R. A. Shimpoch, G. T. Beaver, 

, Edmund Honeycutt, J. A. Misenhimer, 

Jacob M. Dry, C. E. Barringer, 

Caleb L. Nussman, H. H. Moose, 

W. G. Honeycutt, W. R. Moose, 

G. W. Barringer, W. H. Moose, 

A. M. Nussman, Geo. W. Dry, 

A. B. Honeycutt, H. W. Beaver. 
Wilson Honeycutt. 



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NEW MEMBERS. 

Rev. H. C. Haithcox has also forwarded his letter of honorable 
dismission from the East Ohio Synod, whose honored and worthy 
president he was, and his name has been placed on our roll. 

Candidate C. A. Brown, by virtue of his ordination, is a member 
of our Synod. His ordination certificate has been sent to him, and he 
is pursuing his theological studies at Gettysburg. His name, too, has 
been ordered placed on our clerical list. 

Rev. C. A. Marks, honorably dismissed by the S. C. Synod to us, 
forwarded his letter, which was received and his name also enrolled. 

Rev. J. O. Wertz, having received and accepted a call from the 
Union pastorate, forwarded me his letter of honorable dismissal frbm 
the S. C. Synod, and I ordered his name placed upon our ministerial 
roll. 

Rev. Chas. B. Miller, once before a beloved member of our Synod, 
has come back to us again, having received and accepted a call from 
the Alamance pastorate. He forwarded me his letter of honorable 
dismissal from the Virginia Synod Jan. 14, 1S90, which was accepted, 
and his name ordered enrolled in our clerical list. 

Candidate W. P. Phifer was honorably dismissed to us by the 
Maryland Synod as a licentiate. We bid these brethren welcome. 

SUPPLIES. 

Candidate C. A. Brown very acceptably served as supply in the 
Alamance pastorate last summer, and then returned to the theological 
seminary at Gettysburg, Pa., where he still is, and where, true to his 
promise like a man, he will complete the third year in the seminary. 
He is desirous of entering upon work in our midst, and it is to be 
hoped that there may be found a field to suit him. 

Rev. Prof. J. D. Shirey and Rev. Prof. C. T. L. Fisher are sup- 
plying Holy Trinity pastorate. They began January 1st, 1890. 

Rev. H. A. Trexler has been acting as supply a part of the year 
in Luther Church. 

Rev. T. H. Strohecker has been elected as supply pastor of the 
Iredell pastorate, and has served them about a year. In a card, dated 
February 6, 1890, he informed me that the pastorate was still indebted 
to the former pastor, and that when matters were put in proper order, 
he intended to unite with Synod. We are impressed with the excel- 
lent work this brother has done, and hope Synod will have a report 
about it. 

LETTERS OF HONORABLE DISMISSAL. 

The below-named brethren having resigned their various fields of 
labor in our bounds, their resignations having been accepted, and 
they having been called to labor in different synods, were honorably 
dismissed to unite with the synods in whose bounds they accepted 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. II 

calls. They were dismissed as follows : Rev. J. L. Buck to the Evan- 
gelical Lutheran S. W. Virginia Synod ; Rev. J. G. Schaid to the 
Evangelical Lutheran Tennessee Synod ; Rev. J. W. Strickler to the 
Evangelical Lutheran S. W. Virginia Synod ; Rev. S. L. Keller to 
the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of South Carolina ; Rev. J. H. Wyse 
to the Evangelical Lutheran South Carolina S3 - nod ; Rev. W. P. Phifer 
(colored) to the Evangelical Lutheran Alpha Synod. May God bless 
and prosper these dear brethren in their new fields of labor, for each 
of them enjoys our esteem and brotherly interest. 

CALLS ACCEPTED. 

Rev. Geo. H. Cox accepted the call extended him by the new 
charge known as St. Stephen's pastorate. 

Rev. Prof. J. D. Shirey accepted the call to the presidency of our 
College. 

Rev. Prof. C. T. L. Fisher accepted a call to a professorship in 
our College. 

Rev. J. H. C. Fisher likewise accepted a professorship. 

Rev. Chas. B. Miller accepted the call extended him by the Ala- 
mance pastorate. 

Rev. J. Q. Wertz accepted the call of the Union pastorate. 

Rev. C. A. Marks accepted a call from Luther Chapel and Centre 
Grove congregations. 

Rev. H. C. Haithcox was called to the Salem and St. Luke 
churches, and accepted. 

INSTALLATIONS. 

Rev. J. Q. Wertz was duly installed as pastor of the Union charge 
on the ist Sunday in March, 1890, by Rev. C. A. Rose and Rev. C. T. 
L. Fisher. 

Rev. C. A. Marks was duly installed as pastor of Luther Chapel 
and Centre Grove churches, on Sunday, April 27, 1890, by Rev. F. W. 
E. Peschau and Rev. W. A. Lutz. 

ORDINATIONS. 

Candidate C. A. Brown was ordained to the holy office of the 
ministry during the special session of Synod last fall, in St. John's 
Church, Salisbury. Rev. W. A. Lutz preached the ordination sermon 
and your president, assisted by others, performed the act of ordina- 
tion. He is pursuing his theological studies now. 

Candidate W. P. Phifer (colored) having been honorably dismissed 
to us from the Maryland Synod, having been received by us, and a 
committee, consisting of Revs. F. W. E- Peschau, T. S. Brown, and 
W. G. Campbell, having been duly authorized by Synod to ordain 
him, have performed this high and holy duty in the city of Charlotte, 
Monday night, April 28, 1890. Rev. T. S. Brown preached the ordi- 



12 MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

nation sermon and Rev. F. W. E. Peschau performed the act of ordi- 
nation, with the assistance of pastor Brown. He has been called as 
pastor of St. Paul's colored church of Charlotte, and he has accepted. 
He has done a good work. He has a church of 7 members, a Sunday- 
school of 60 scholars, and a parochial school of 103 scholars. 

OUR INSTITUTIONS. 

Never before, since my connection with this Synod, have our 
Institutions been in so good and promising a condition as now. Our 
College has the gratifyingly and encouragingly large number of 96 
students, and the outlook for next year is still more promising. North 
Carolina College will yet rise to the dignity that belongs to her, to 
the success she is worthy of, and the strength to meet all her require- 
ments. 

Our Female Seminary was never in so good a condition, and 
offers better facilities than ever. It enjoys this year a patronage of 
78 pupils, a fact that must make us all rejoice. In view of such cheer- 
ing facts, we should, like Paul, thank God and take courage. 

I visited each school, and was not only pleased, but very highly 
pleased, with what I saw and heard in the buildings, the recitations, 
general exercises, &c. Brethren, let us stand firmer by our schools 
than ever before, aid more those who man them, and appreciate more 
the work done. 

OUR AGED BRETHREN. 

By the mercy of God, our two dearly beloved, aged brethren, Rev. 
S. Rothrock, D. D., and Rev. J. B. Davis, D. D., are spared to us. 
Father RoLhrock is enjoying, taking all things together, quite a good 
degree of health. 

We are sorry to learn from Dr. Davis, in a letter full of love for 
us, that he has been sorely afflicted. A short time ago, when con- 
ducting a service in the West, he suddenly became speechless, before 
the conclusion of the service, but God be praised, he has since that 
time regained his speech. He requests to have his name kept 
upon the roll of our Synod until God shall call him to his eternal 
home. I would recommend : 

1. That we take some suitable action regarding these beloved men 
of God, who enjoy not only the good will of all who know them, but 
also enjoy the rare privilege of spending 

FIFTY-SEVEN YEARS IN THE MINISTRY 

of our dear Evangelical Lutheran Church. 

2. That we assure our worthy father in Israel, Rev. Dr. Davis, 
with feelings of profound sorrow, that we regret to learn of the afflic- 
tion that has befallen him, and, on the other hand, that we rejoice 
that he has recovered, and that we will with joy retain his name on 
our roll, and consider ourselves honored in being permitted to do so. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. I^ 

DEATH OF MRS. REV. DR. ROTHROCK. 

We have just learned of the death of the venerable Mrs. Rothrock, 
wife of Rev. Dr. Rothrock. I am sure we all sympathize with our 
brother in his bereavement. I would recommend that a committee 
be appointed to draft suitable resolutions on the death of this truly 
noble woman, and to express our sympathy for the lonely, aged 
widower, Dr. Rothrock. 

RECOMMENDATIONS. 
I offer the following recommendations and resolutions for your 
consideration and adoption, believing the adoption of each will be of 
good service to Synod, and do good among our people. 
REGARDING OUR COLLEGE. 
Resolved, That every pastor of Synod shall, each year, on a day 
set in the month of November — that may best suit him and his people 
— present the cause of our School, and take up a collection for the 
benefit of N. C. College, and turn the amount collected over to the 
Treasurer of the College, as soon as possible. 

Resolved, That Monday of each yearly meeting of Synod be con- 
sidered Education Day. 

.GENERAL SUPPLY PASTOR. 

Vacancies in our churches and charges being detrimental, and 
only detrimental, in ever)' way to the work of the Church, I would 
recommend, That the Executive Committee on Missions be empow- 
ered to secure, as best they can, a suitable minister, whose whole time 
shall be given to supplying vacant churches or charges, the vacant 
churches or charges being required to give a salary, which shall be 
supplemented by the Committee on terms agreed upon. 

PASTOR FESPERMAN. 
Rev. J. H. Fesperman, our suffering brother, is still in need of our 
sympathy and kind support, and I hope something will be done to 
assure him of our kind interest in him, and sympathy for him. 
FORMULA OF INVITATION TO COMMUNION. 

For the sake of uniformity, and as eminently suitable, I recom- 
mend the following form : 

Resolved, That the formula of extending an invitation to Chris- 
tians not members of our own congregations shall be as follows, and 
shall be announced somewhere in the beginning of the preparatory 
services or in the beginning of the communion service : 

Members of other Evangelical Lutheran churches, in good stand- 
ing, and members of good standing in other Evangelical churches, 
who are present, are kindly permitted and invited to prepare them- 
selves with us, confess their sins, receive absolution, and receive the 
hoi)' communion as we believe and administer it. 



14 MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

DEFINING OUR POSITION. 

It strikes me as being eminently proper that Synod should define 
its position regarding Y. M. C. A., County, State, and International 
Sunday-school work, and independent, irresponsible, unionistic, evan- 
gelistic movements of the day, and I therefore recommend, That a 
committee of three ministers be appointed to define for us, what in 
their opinion our position should be, regarding these matters. 

This committee, if possible, should report at this meeting, on 
these movements of the day. 

TRAVELING HOME MISSIONARY. 

I greatly rejoice that Rev. J. W. Kimmel has been secured as our 
State Traveling Home Missionary, or as I would prefer to call him, 
" Missionary President." Now, let us help him, and soon secure a 
home for him. 

CHEERING SIGNS, OR GOOD NEWS FROM EVERYWHERE. 

Missions have been started, in Concord, in Wilmington, in Char- 
lotte (colored),— Sumter, S. C. A new pastorate has been formed. 
Our schools are flourishing. Our Sunday-schools are all improving. 
All pastors report large accessions. Nearty all vacant churches are 
supplied with pastors. Concord is almost free of debt. Charlotte has 
reduced its debt to $1,500, and we are glad to report that this beautiful 
church at Charlotte, the handsomest church in the State, is finished, 
and that services are regularly held in it by its beloved pastor, Rev. 
T. S. Brown. 

Beautiful St. John's Church, Salisbury, has been dedicated free of 
debt. A fine site has been purchased for the Female College in Char- 
lotte, on Tryon Street. It is to be hoped that this grand movement 
will succeed, and that we, as a Synod, and our people, will give to- 
wards it liberally enough to make it a success. We should not let 
this fail. Our people are growing more liberal, and we have cheering 
signs all along the line of our work. 

Finally, brethren, let us now do more and better work, and not 
harp on doctrinal positions. Let us rather promulgate our doctrines 
and customs, and build up our church. 

It is work, work, aggressive work, unceasing, active, self-denying 
work, that we need. We need more earnest work from the pulpit, 
more work from the people in the pew, and more work from the purse. 

Let this be the go-ahead session of Synod. God bless and guide 
you in all your deliberations, and finally, after all your labors on 
earth, give you of the rest that remaineth for the people of God. 

Your servant in Christ, 

F. W. E. PESCHAU. 



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Whereupon followed the election of officers, with the 
following results : 

President— Rev. Geo. H. Cox, Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 
Vice-President — Rev. W. G. Campbell, Concord, N. C. 
Secretary — Rev. Chas. B. King, Salisbury, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. I. Frank Patterson, China Grove, N. C. 

ADVISORY MEMBERS. 

The following were introduced and received as advisory 
members : Rev. J. Steck, D. D., of the South Carolina Syn- 
od, Rev. W. P. Cline of the Tennessee Synod, Rev. W. P. 
Phifer of the Alpha Synod, and candidate Mr. H. N. Miller 
of North Carolina College. 

All papers intended for Synod were received to be re- 
ferred to proper committees. 

The Treasurer's Report was read, received, and referred 
to proper committee. 

TREASURER'S REPORT. 

P. N. HEILIG, Treasurer, in Account with the 

Evangelical Lutheran Synod of • 

North Carolina, for i 889-' 90. 

home missions. 
1889. Cr. Dr. 

May 7, To am't rec'd from finance committee at St. 

John's, Cabarrus Co., N. C $357 57 

May 8, By order paid Rev. H. M. Brown for services 

in Forsyth Mission $200 00 

May 8, By order paid Rev. S. Rotbrock as supply of 

Luther's church 40 00 

May 22, By order paid Rev. R. L. Brown for Home 

Mission work 50 00 

May 30, By am't paid J. D. Cappelmann, Treas. United 

Synod, on Home Missions 67 57 

Balance $357 57 $357 57 

foreign missions. 
1889. 

May 7, To am't rec'd from finance committee at St. 

John's, Cabarrus Co., N. C $214 36 



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May 31, By am't paid J. D. Cappelmaun, Treas. United 

Synod $214 36 

Balance $214 36 $214 36 

BENEFICIARY EDUCATION. 
18S9. 

May 7, To am't rec'd from finance committee at St. 

John's, Cabarrus Co., N. C $106 98 

Sept. 27, By am'tp'd H. M. Petrea, beneficiary student. $ 50 00 

Nov. 29, " " " 50 00 

1890. 

Jan. 20, " " 6 98 

Balance $106 98 $106 98 

synodical fund. 

1889. Cr. Dr. 

May 7, To am't on hand from treasurer's report of 1S89 $10309 

May 7, To am't rec'd from finance committee at St. 

John's, Cabarrus Co., N. C 244 59 

May 15, To am't rec'd from Rev. W. H. Cone, through 

Rev. F. W. E. Peschau 7 00 

May 8, By order paid Rev. F. W. E. Peschau for ex- 
penses of trip to Concord in Blackwelder 
will case . . . $ 4 50 

May 8, By order paid Prof. J. A. Linn, debt on Mt. 

Pleasant Female Seminary 100 00 

May 11, By order paid Rev. J. D. Koontz for liquida- 
ting debt on col'd church, Concord, N. C. . 25 00 

May 11, By order paid Rev. F. W. E- Peschau, extra 
expenses in giving the printed Constitution 
to Synod 15 00 

May 11, By order paid Rev .C. B. King for services 

rendered as Secretary of Synod 8 00 

May 30, By am't paid J. D. Cappelmanu, Treas. United 

Synod, to supplement Home Mission Fund 21 14 

Aug. 20, By am't paid E. H. Aull for printing Minutes 

of Synod for year 1889 . . . . , 74 80 

Oct. 12, By am't paid Rev. C. B. King for expenses 

incurred as Sec'y of Synod (express, &c.) . . 950 

1890. 

Jan. 20, By am't paid H. M. Petrea, beneficiary stu- 
dent, to supplement beneficiary education- 
al fund 43 02 

Feb. 10, By am't paid Capt. W. A. Barrier, Treas. 

United Synod, apportionment on Minutes. 28 00 



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Mar. i, By am't paid Rev. C. B. King for freight on 

United Synod Minutes 3 49 

April 19, By arn't paid Rev. C. B. King for expenses 

incurred in serving Synod 2 43 

April 19, By am't paid to John K. Patterson, forjudge 

Montgomery, on Blackwelder case 5 00 

18S9. 

Aug. 19, By am't paid E. H. Aull for express on 

Minutes of Synod 14 80 

Balance $354 68 5354 68 

Respectfully submitted, 

P. N. HEILIG, 
Treasurer Evangelical Lutheran Synod of N. C. 
Salisbury, N. C. , April 28, i8go. 

The Executive Committee made its annual report which 
was received and referred to the proper committee. 

The President's announcement of the Standing Com- 
mittees, as follows : 

STANDING COMMITTEES. 

i. President' s Report. — Revs. W. G. Campbell, W. 
Kimball, and Mr. I.' Frank Patterson. 

2. State of the Church. — Revs. J. M. Hedrick, G. F. 
Schaeffer, and Messrs. C. C. Bost, J. S. Patterson. 

3. Church Institutions and Education. — Revs. W. R. 
Brown, J. Q. Wertz, C. B. Miller, Messrs. Jonas Cook, M. 
Ritchie, I. Frank Patterson. 

4. Report of Exeaitive Committee. — Revs. F. W. F. 
Peschau, C. B. King, Mr. H. L,. Livengood. 

5. Missions.— Revs. C. A. Rose, D. W. Michael, J. A. 
L4nn, and Mr. G. E. Ritchie. 

6. Minutes and Unfinished Btcsiness. — Revs. W. A. 
Lutz, C. A. Marks, and Mr. J. H. Shouse. 

7. Reports and Proceedings of Conferences. — Revs. W. R. 
Brown, H. C. Haithcox, and Mr. H. R. Plaster. 

8. Petitiojis and Excuses of Absent Members. — Revs. H. 
A. Trexler, C. B. Miller, and Mr. C. A. Isenhour. 



l8 MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

9. Vacancies. — Revs. H. M. Brown, J. Q. Wertz, and 
Mr. W. G. Honeycutt. 

10. Finance. — Revs. F. W. K. Peschau, J. A. Linn, 
and Messrs. Jonas Cook, H. A. Kluppleberg. 

11. Appropriates. — Revs. B. W. Cronk, A. D. L- 
Moser, and Messrs. John D. Ketchie, J. Lewis Ketchie. 

12. Apportionments. — Revs. T. S. Brown, J. A. Linn, 
James M. Trexler. 

13. Pastoral Districts. — Revs. R. L- Brown, P. E. Zink, 
and Mr. B. P. Basinger. 

The Ex-Secretary, Rev. Chas. B. King, made his an- 
nual report, which was received and approved. 

The Report of the Board of North Carolina College 
was offered by the Vice-President, Rev. Geo. H. Cox. Re- 
port was received and referred to proper committee. 

REPORT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF NORTH 
CAROLINA COLLEGE. 

The Board of Trustees of North Carolina College, in submitting 
its annual report, desires to call the attention of Synod to the follow- 
ing items of importance : 

Since the last annual meeting of Synod, several changes, and a 
decided increase in the Faculty, have taken place, resulting in the fol- 
lowing : Rev. J. D. Shire} 7 , A. M., President, and Professor of Mental 
and Moral Science and History ; H. T. J. Ludwig, A. M. , Professor of 
Mathematics and Natural and Political Sciences ; Rev. C. L. T. Fisher, 
A. M., Professor of Ancient Languages and Literature ; Rev. J. H. C. 
Fisher, A. B., Principal of the Preparatory Department ; B. H. W. 
Runge, Instructor in German ; H. W. Miller and J. A. Graham, Tu- 
tors in Preparatory Department. 

Thus it will be seen that we have a strong, working force, and 
each member is nobly, steadily, successfully pushing things to the 
front. 

There has also been a decided advance made in the number of 
students, so that we are enabled to report nearly one hundred enrolled 
and in attendance. It is also a fact that the students now in attend- 
ance cannot be excelled for their morality, gentility, and general good 
behavior. You will travel far, and visit many institutions, before you 
will find a more gentlemanly set of 3'oung men than we have at our 
institution. 

Various advances and improvements have been inaugurated and 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 19 

carried forward during the past year. The curriculum has been deep- 
ened and broadened. The students are publishing the College Advance, 
a monthly magazine devoted to the interests of North Carolina College. 
An organ has been purchased for the chapel, the means for which was 
secured by the students. A neat and inexpensive uniform has been 
adopted for the use of the students, and valuable improvements have 
been made upon both the buildings and campus. 

The Board unanimously decided to give half rates of tuition to 
the sons of ministers, and also, upon recommendation from Synod, to 
students preparing for the ministry in the Lutheran Church, begin- 
ning with fhe Sophomore year. The Board expects the Synod to 
recommend suitable young men, of whom no bond is demanded. 

Financially, our institution is also on rising ground. Increase of 
attendance of course brings increase of income, and we are looking, 
in the near future, to the time when the institution shall be self-sus- 
taining. 

The interest on the Endowment Fund is coming in slowly, but 
not as regularly and punctually as it should. Some of the principal 
is also being paid in, and as fast as it conies is safely invested, so as 
to be drawing interest. Up to the present about $1,400 of the princi- 
pal has been paid in, and has been invested as follows : $569.35 se- 
cured by mortgages on land, drawing S per cent. ; $800 secured by 
mortgage of the Female Seminary, which is also insured and drawing 
8 per cent. ; the balance is in the hands of the treasurer, Jonas Cook, 
Esq. 

What we need and must have is regular, systematic work in the 
collection of this fund ; and it is to be hoped that some plan will be 
devised and set in operation, during this convention of. Synod, by 
which this work can be accomplished. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEO. H. COX, 
Vice-President B. T. N. C. C. 

The Report of the Board of Trustees of the Female 
Seminary at Mt. Pleasant, N. C, by Rev. C. A. Rose, was 
received and referred to proper committee. 

REPORT OF BOARD OF FEMALE SEMINARY. 

It gives us pleasure to report upon the efficient and substantial 
work that has been done in our Seminary, by the Principal and his 
accomplished Assistants, since our last meeting. 

During the session seventy-eight pupils have been enrolled, which 
is a considerable increase over any former session. This of itself is 
encouraging, it shows that our people are beginning to appreciate the 
fact that we have Institutions within our own bounds fully prepared to 
educate their young. 



20 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

It is gratifying to note that of the number enrolled, seventeen this 
session are boarding pupils, and that there are three promising young 
ladies in the graduating class. 

Four regular teachers have been employed during the year, and 
arrangements have been made for the same number for the next term. 

The internal workings of the school have been altogether satis- 
factory, so much so, as to merit favorable comment, by all conversant 
with the same. 

Last summer, by action of the Board of Trustees, the Seminary 
Building was greatly enlarged, renovated, and beautified, which adds 
much to its convenience as well as to its general appearance. "A 
large wing building has been erected, which besides, affording a com- 
modious Hall and Recitation Rooms on the first floor, supplies a long 
felt want in the Institution, viz., that of Dormitory Rooms for the in- 
creased comfort of the boarding pupils." 

In conclusion, we can but say, with the increased facilities for 
efficient and thorough work, with a superior Principal, in the person 
of Rev. Prof. J. A. Linn, A. M.", and Assistants of large experience 
and wide reputation, that this school deserves a largely increased 
patronage in the future. And we believe the same will be given to it. 
Respectfully, C. A. ROSE, 

President of the Board of Trustees. 

REPORTS ON THE STATE OF THE CHURCH. 

Under this head, Rev. Prof. J. D. Shirey, President of 
North Carolina College, made an annual report of N. C. 
College, which was received and referred to committee.' 
Synod adjourned, pending the reading of Reports on State 
of the Church, with praj^er and benediction by the Presi- 
dent, to meet at 8 o'clock to-morrow morning. 



SECOND SESSION. 



May 3D, 8 o'clock, A. M. 

Synod was called to order by the President. Devo- 
tional exercises conducted by Rev. J. M. Hedrick. Roll 
called, minutes read, corrected, and approved. 

It was decided by Synod that the Secretary be request- 
ed to follow the prescribed order of business in noting the 
Minutes. 



MINUTES E. t. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 21 

On motion the Rules of Order were read by the Secreta- 
ry. The reading of Reports on the State of the Church 
was resumed. 

Rev. T. H. Strohecker was received as an advisory 
member of Synod. Synod adjourned for divine service, 
pending the reading of Reports on the State of the Church, 
to meet at 1.30 o'clock, P. M. 



THIRD SESSION. 



May 3D, 1.30 P. M. 

Synod being called to order in regular form, the deYO- 
tional exercises were conducted by Rev. J. Q. Wertz. 

On motion, the address on Beneficiary Education was 
postponed until Monday. 

Report of Committee on Beneficiary Education, by Rev. 
Geo. H. Cox, was received to be considered item by item, 
with a view to adoption. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON BENEFICIARY EDUCATION 

Mr. President and Brethren : 

In presenting the annual report of. your Committee on Beneficiary 
Education, we desire, first, to call your attention to the action of Syn- 
od at its last annual meeting, found in Minutes pp. 32 and 44. 

Thus the work of the committee was marked out. 

Mr. H. M. Petrea was supplied, by the treasurer, with the appro- 
priation made by Synod. He has made no call upon the committee, 
though we are informed that he has been compelled to borrow in order 
to complete the session. 

Mr. John H. Ritchie, owing to the death of his father, has found 
it impracticable to leave home, and, therefore, has not called upon the 
committee for assistance. 

Mr. Joseph A. Graham has received no assistance from Synod, 
but the Southern Conference has aided him so that he has been enabled 
to prosecute his studies at N. C. College without interruption during 
the year. Mr. W. A. Deaton now in the Seminary has received $25 
from the Northern Conference. 

We might, here, close our report, and yet, we feel that the impor- 
tance of this subject of Beneficiary Education is such that more should 
be said. 'And first, there is the lamentable' fact, that the North Caro- 
lina Synod numbering nearly 7,000 confirmed members, has but one 



22 MIXTTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA.. 

student in the Seminary, and none in the college supported by her 
funds, while we have, at this moment, six vacant congregations, and 
an immense missionary field within our Synodical bounds, loudly 
echoing the Macedonian cry, ''Come over and help us." Comment is 
unnecessary. We feel that the very mention of these facts ought to 
arouse the whole Synod to more activity in this direction. 

Your committee would here and now call the special and prayerful 
attention of Synod to the very small amount of aid given. When we 
remember the necessarily large expenses attendant upon a course,, 
either at college or seminary, and the well known fact that candidates 
for the ministry do not often come from the wealthy classes, but are,, 
as a rule, dependent wholly, or in part, upon the church for their 
support, it should, it seems to us, be perfectly plain that, unless our 
applicants are better provided for, the}- must, of necessity, be delayed 
in their course, as well as discouraged in the work to which they be- 
lieve they have been called. With the demands that are upon us it 
seems as if the true policy should be to render such aid that the}* 
should lose no time, and at the earliest possible moment be ready for 
active duty in the field. 

We would therefore recommend that for the corning year, his last 
in the seminary, Mr. Petrea receive from Synod the sum of $150, and 
that Mr. Graham, in the junior class, N. C. College, receive the sum 
of 550, and be also recommended to the Board of Trustees for half-rate 
tuition. 

In compliance with the request of Mr. R. L. Bame, junior class of 
N. C. College, we present his name also as an applicant for recom- 
mendation to the board for half-rate tuition. 

We would also recommend that the Sunday nearest the 15th of 
October, as suits the pastor, be set apart and observed by each congre- 
gation as a time for special prayer and services for Beneficiary Educa- 
tion, and that at such time a collection be taken, forwarded to the 
Treasurer of Synod, and credited to the Beneficiary Fund. 

We would also recommend that these two recommendations be 
the standing rule of Synod. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEO. H. COX, 
H. T. J. LUDWIG. 



Item 1. 


Adopted as amended. 


Item 2. 


Adopted. 


Item 3. 


Adopted. 


Item 4. 


Adopted as amended. 


Item 5. 


Adopted. Report adopted as a whole 



Reading of Reports on the State of the Church resumed. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 23 



At the conclusion of reading Reports on State of the Church, 
Rev. W. A. Lutz offered the following resolutions, which 
were adopted: 

Resolved i. That hereafter the pastors in reporting on State of 
the Church, shall follow the prescribed order, and shall commit to 
writing, and read all that they wish to report to Synod ; but that it be 
left optional with the lay-delegates to report verbally or in writing. 

2. That whereas there is some want of uniformity among the 
pastors in reporting the membership of the congregations, be it 

Resolved, That each congregation be required to report to Synod 
all communing members whose connection has not been dissolved by 
letter or excommunication. It was 

Resolved, That the above be placed among ttie standing resolu- 
tions. 

Mr. J. C. Lentz was excused from further attendance 
upon Synod. 

Hours set for synodical sessions, from 8.30 to 11 A. M., 
and from 1.30 to 5 P. M. It was 

Resolved, That after to-morrow we have no night service during 
the sessions of Synod. 

The Report of the Delegation to the United Synod was 
offered by Rev. Geo. H. Cox. Report was received and 
considered item by item, and received as a whole. 

REPORT OF DELEGATES TO THE UNITED SYNOD. 

To the Evang. Lutheran Synod and Ministerium of North 
Carolina, 

Brethren : — We, your delegation to the third convention of the 
United Synod, which convened in St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran 
Church, Wilmington, N. C, November 14, 18S9, herewith report that 
we attended said meeting. Two principals were absent, one clerical 
and one lay, whose places were filled by alternates, and therefore there 
was a full delegation present. 

All of the Synods in connection with the United Synod were repre- 
sented, and a number of visitors were present from different parts of 
the church, making it the largest body of Lutherans that has ever 
convened in the South. 

Not much new business was undertaken, but special efforts were 
made to develop that already in hand. We do not wish to wear}- you 
with a repetition of what has been published in the Minutes and 
church periodicals, but we feel the necessity of calling the attention 
of Synod to some things which demand and deserve special consid- 
eration. 



24 MINUTKS E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

As yet, the Board of Missions has not succeeded in securing the' 
services of a Foreign Missionary, and therefore has not established a. 
mission in Japan, nor anywhere else, as has been in contemplation. 
The church at Salem, Va., in connection with Roanoke College, has- 
determined to raise $1,000 per annicm to support a man in the foreign 
field, so soon as the United Synod shall have established a mission 
and sent out a chief missionary, they desiring to work under the di- 
rection of the Board. The United Synod, in consequence, instructed 
the Board to make increased effort to secure a missionary, and also- 
determined to increase the apportionment for Foreign Missions to 
$3,000 per annum. On the basis of the assessment for the previous 
two years, the proportional part of the North Carolina Synod will be 
$506.25 per annum. ' 

HOME MISSIONS. 

Nothing new was undertaken in the Home Mission field ; but it 
was determined, in order to more successfully carry forward that 
already begun, to increase the apportionment for Home Missions to 
$6,000 per annum. On the basis of the last two j-ears, our proportion 
of this will be $1,012.50 per annum. 

THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY. 
A provisional arrangement was made for the establishment of a 
Theological Seminar}' at Newberry, S. C, and two professors were 
elected at an aggregate salary of $2,800. The South Carolina Synod 
pledged itself for $1,000, the remaining $1,800 to be apportioned 
"among the several S} T nods composing the United Synod." An. ap- 
proximate estimate of our proportion is $425 per annum. 

UNITED SYNOD TREASURY. 
In order to meet the current expenses of the United Synod, an 
assessment was made of $2, for each delegate to which each District 
Synod is entitled. Our Synod, having fourteen delegates, is therefore 
assessed for $28 

BY-LAWS, &C. 

A motion was made to postpone the consideration of the By-Laws, 
Rules, &c, until the next convention of the United S}'nod. Your 
delegation voted solidly against postponement, but the .matter was 
carried by a small majority. At a subsequent session we presented 
the following paper, asking that it be spread upon the Minutes, which 
request was granted. 

Rev. President, Officers, and Members of the United Synod of the 
Evangelical Lutheran Church, South, Greeting : 

We,, the delegates of the N. C. Synod, having come to this con., 
veution under special instructions, by an almost unanimous vote of. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 25 

our Synod, on a matter of deep interest to our church and people, 
kindly and respectfully ask permission to express our disappointment 
at the action taken by your honorable body, on Saturday night last, 
respecting the adoption, or non-adoption of the By-Laws, Rules, &c, 
and in postponing their consideration. 

In view of your action, which leaves this matter in an unsettled 
condition, we cannot pledge the Synod we represent to the full 
amounts asked from us in carrying on the general work of the church, 
not knowing what our people will do under these perplexing conditions. 
This paper was signed by all but two of the delegation, and these 
would have signed, if they had been present. 

The time of the next meeting, as also the place, was left in the 
hand/ of the officers. 

And now, thanking you for the honor conferred upon us, we 
respectfully submit our report. 

GEO. H. COX, 
W. G. CAMPBELL, 
F. W. E. PESCHAU, 
C. A. ROSE, 
W. R. BROWN, 
W. KIMBALL. 

It was moved that the Committee on Finance, together 
with the President, be appointed a committee to make all 
necessary arrangements with Treasurer elect, concerning 
the Treasurer's bond, &c. 

The minutes of the morning and afternoon sessions 
were read and approved. 

Synod adjourned with prayer by Rev. C. A. Marks, to 
meet Monday morning at 8.30, A. M. 



FOURTH SESSION. 



May 5TH, 8.30 A. M. 

Rev. T. S. Brown led the devotional service, and the 
session was opened by the President. 

On motion, Rev. T. H. Strohecker was received by 
unanimous vote as a regular member of the North Carolina 
Synod and Ministerium, on certificate from the President of 
the Synod of Central Illinois. 



26 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OE NORTH CAROLINA. 

On motion, Synod adjourned for a meeting of the Min- 
isterium, subject to the call of the President. After one 
hour in Ministerium meeting, Synod resumed its regular 
business. 

Report of Committee on Church Institutions and Edu- 
cation, by Rev. W. R. Brown, was received, to be considered 
item by item, with view to adoption. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHURCH INSTITUTIONS 
AND EDUCATION. 

From the papers placed in the hands of your committee, we are 
enabled to report the following encouraging facts in regard to our 
church institutions at Mt. Pleasant. 

I. NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE. 

Almost one hundred students have been connected with the College 
during the present session, which is a gratifying increase over several 
past sessions. The faculty are fully alive to its duties and responsibil- 
ities, and are doing all in their power to make the school worthy the sup- 
port and patronage of all ; but the faculty, without the hearty co-ope- 
ration of the Synod, will perform their self-sacrificing labors m vain. 
The students, by their gentlemanly deportment and strict performance 
of duties, are doing all they can to merit for the school a good name. 
A College monthly, "The Advance," has been inaugurated and credit- 
ably edited by two members of the Junior Class in the interests of the 
College and with gratifying success. Notwithstanding the increase in 
the number of students, and growth in interest among the people, the 
needs of the College are yet many and great, and they must be met, 
in a great measure, by those to whom the College belongs. 

2. MT. PLEASANT FEMALE SEMINARY. 

We are truly gratified to learn from the President's report that 
this session has been one of the most prosperous in the history of the 
school. Seventy-eight pupils have been in attendance the present ses- 
sion, three of whom are in the graduating class. The great and 
needed improvements in the building have not only added much to its 
appearance, but also much to the comfort and convenience of the 
pupils. And now with a comfortable, roomy, and convenient building, 
and with a faculty eminently qualified in every respect for their work, 
this school is worthy of, and should enjoy, the support and patronage 
of the N. C. Synod. 

We therefore recommend : 

I. That Synod shows its appreciation of, and love for these, its 
schools, which should be our common bonds of union, by aiding them 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 27 

in every possible way — by encouraging words, by donations of money 
or bequests, or, what is best of all, by sending the sons and daughters 
of our Synod to these institutions of our church. 

2. That the Synod endeavor to secure the services of Rev. Prof. 
C. L. T. Fisher to collect subscriptions, the interest on the Endowment 
Fund, and the principal of the notes of those who desire to pay the 
same, and that Synod pay his traveling expenses. 

3. That in view of the great importance and pressing need of edu- 
cation among our people, that the ministers of Synod be requested to 
preach at least one sermon each year on the subject of education, and 
urge our people to send their sons and daughters to our church insti- 
tutions to be educated, and on that day a collection be taken up for 
said institutions. 

4. That Saturday of each convention of Synod be set apart as 
"education day." 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. R. BROWN, 
J. M. HEDRICK, 
J. Q. WERTZ, 
C. B. MILLER, 
JONAS COOK, 
MARVEL RITCHIE, 
I. FRANK PATTERSON. 
Item i. Adopted. 

Synod adjourned, subject to the call of the Chair, pend- 
ing the reading of Report of Committee on Church Institu- 
tions and Education, to hear the annual address on Educa- 
tion, by Rev. Prof. J. A. L,inn. At the conclusion of address 
on education, the consideration of Report on Church Insti- 
tutions and Education was resumed. 
Item 2. Adopted. 
Item 3. Adopted. 

Item 4. Adopted. Report adopted as a whole. 
Synod adjourned with benediction by Rev. C. A. 
Marks, to meet at 1.30 P. M. 



FOURTH SESSION. 



May 5TH, 1.30 P. M. 
Synod was called to order, and opened with devotional 
exercises, conducted by Rev. C. B. Miller. 



2S MINUTES E. h. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

On motion, the President was requested to appoint a 
committee to nominate trustees for North Carolina College 
and Mt. Pleasant Female Seminary. Committee appointed 
to nominate trustees for the above-named institutions, are 
the following : Capt. Jonas Cook, Mr. Marvel Ritchie, Rev. 
Prof. J. A. Linn. 

Report of Committee on President's Report, by Rev. 
W. G. Campbell, was received, to be considered item by 
item, with view to adoption. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PRESIDENT'S REPORT. 

We have examined the documents placed in our hands, and re- 
spectfully report, that we find many important recommendations 
offered for the consideration of this body. We therefore recommend : 

1. That the Minutes of the called session at Salisbury, and the 
President's report to that convention, be published with the Minutes 
of this session. 

2. That the Secretary be instructed to have printed 500 copies of 
the Constitution. 

3. That the recommendation of the President in response to the 
request of the Northern Conference, that Synod recommend the stand- 
ing posture in prayer, in the use of the Common Service, be not 
adopted, for the reason that the rubric permits choice of posture. 

4. That, so far as possible, work be given to our theological stu- 
dents during the summer vacation. 

5. That Synod ratify the action of the President in the formation 
of the St. Stephen's pastorate. 

6. That Synod endorse the action of the President in the reception 
of Revs. H. C. Haithcox, C. A. Marks, J. Q. Wertz, C. h. T. Fisher, 
and C. B. Miller. 

7. That the names of Revs. S. Rothrock, D. D., and J. B. Davis, 
D. D., be printed upon the same page with those of the officers of 
Synod, with a statement of the number of years spent in the ministry. 

8. That a committee, consisting of Revs. J. A. L,inn, H. A. Trex- 
ler, and W. R. Brown, be appointed to draft suitable resolutions on 
the death of Mrs. Rothrock. 

9. That the Executive Committee be empowered to employ a 
traveling missionary, who shall devote his whole time to the work 
of Home Missions in our bounds. 

10. That the praj-ers of Synod, led by the President, be offered at 
some suitable time, in behalf of our afflicted brother, Rev. J. H. Fes- 
perman. 

11. That the suggestion for the adoption of a form of invitation 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 29 

to the communion, be not adopted, for the reason given in response 
to a request for a recommendation as to the posture in prayer. 

12. That the recommendation to define our position in regard to 
Y. M. C. A. work, Evangelistic movements of the day, unionistic 
■services, &c. , be not adopted, for the reason that the position of the 

Lutheran church, 111 all these matters, is well known to all our pastors, 
and so far as they are able they are conforming to strict Lutheran 
usage. 

13. For the faithful manner in which the President has discharged 
the duties of his office, we recommend a vote of thanks. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. G. CAMPBELL, 

W. KIMBALL, 

I. FRANK PATTERSON. 

Items 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, n, 12, 13, adopted. 
Paper was adopted as a whole. 

According to appointment, Rev. H. A. Trexler deliver- 
ed the annual address on Missions. 

REPORT OF DELEGATES TO SISTER SYNODS. 

Rev. H. M. Brown, delegate to the Tennessee Synod, 
made a brief, verbal report, which was received by Synod. 

The Archivarius, Rev. C. B. King, made annual re- 
port, which was received and adopted. 

On motion, the following resolutions, offered by Rev. C. 
B. King, were adopted : 

Resolved 1. That the Secretary be requested to have the former 
Minutes of the North Carolina Synod bound in convenient book form 
for use of Synod. 

2. That the expenses for this work be paid out of the Synodical 
Treasury. 

3. That the Secretary be requested to make a full and itemized 
account of the work at the nest meeting of Synod. 

4. That all the members and friends of Synod be urged to assist 
the Secretary in collecting former Minutes of the Synod. 

5. That all the extra copies of Minutes so collected, be sent to the 
Archivarius. 

Report of Committee on Unfinished Business, by Rev. 
W. A. IyUtz, was received, to be considered item by item, 
with a view to adoption. 



JO MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE NO. 6— ON UNFINISHED 
BUSINESS. 

Your committee, on Minutes and Unfinished Business, beg leave- 
to report the following, as claiming attention from Synod : 

i. Minutes, page 12, it was. made the duty of all pastors of Synod 
to encourage the Woman's Home and Foreign Missionary bands- 
Have the pastors done this duty? 

2. Have the pastors introduced and are they using the Common 
Service in their congregations, as requested on page 17? 

3. Did the delegation to the United Synod decide what to do with 
the proposition regarding a site for an orphans' home, page 20 ? 

4. Did the officers of Synod send copies of the Constitution to- 
Church Councils, as requested, page 21 ? 

5. Did the delegation to United Synod do as instructed, page 22 ?' 

6. Did Revs. King and Rose visit Mocksville as recommended,, 
page 24 ? If so, with what results ? 

7. What salary did the Davie charge raise for Rev. R. L. Brown,. 
$200 or $175, page 24? 

8. Did Rev. W. R. Brown visit Statesville as requested, page 24 ? 
Did Rev. W. A. Lutz visit Mooresville ? 

9. Did the Treasurer of Synod settle in full our indebtedness to 
the United Synod, as per recommendation, page 30 ? 

10. Did the officers of the conferences provide for a Sunday-school 
Convention as per instruction, page 36? 

11. Have pastors carried out the wish of Synod respecting the 
names of our churches, page 38 ? 

12. Has a Lutheran Seaman's Mission been established in the 
port of Wilmington as per resolution, page 42? 

13. Has Synod carried out resolution 3, page 42 ? 

14. Did our delegates to other synods attend said synods, page 42 ? 

15. Did the President visit Ridgeway as per resolution, page 43 ? 

16. Has the Board of Missions employed a traveling missionary, 
page 43 ? 

Respectfully submitted by the committee, 

Wm. A. LUTZ, 
C. A. MARKS, 
J. H. SHOUSE. 

Item 1. Answer, yes. 

Item 2. Answer, yes, with few exceptions. 

Item 3. Answer, no, but final answer postponed until 
next Synod . 

Item 4. Answer, yes, in part. 

Item 5. Answer, yes. 

Item 6. Answer, yes. 



MINUTES E. t,. SYNOD OE NORTH CAROLINA. 3I 

Item 7. Answer, $175.00 salary. 

Item 8. Answer, no. 

Item 9. Answer, yes, and over. 

Item 10. Answer, Southern did ; Northern did not. 

Item 11. Answer, in part. 

Item 12. Answer, some work done. 

Item 13. Answer, as a Synod, we have done nothing. 

Item 14. Answer, already answered in report of the 
delegate. 

Item 15. Answer, yes, so far as possible. 

Item 16. Answer, yes. Paper adopted as a whole. 

Following resolutions, offered by Rev. W. A. Lutz, 
were adopted; 

Resolved, That we hereby request all the pastors of Synod to 
encourage the Woman's Home and Foreign Missionary Societies where 
they exist ; and that the pastors, where such societies do not exist, be 
requested to organize societies during the year. 

Resolved. That we reiterate the resolution requesting the pastors 
to introduce and use the Common Service in their congregations. 

Report of Committee on Missions, by Rev. C. A. Rose, 
was received, to be considered item by item with a view to 
adoption. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MISSIONS. 

Your Committee would report that there are two mission pastor- 
ates under the fostering care of this Synod. The work of the same has 
been reported to be in good condition with a promising outlook for 
the future. 

t. We, therefore, recommend that, for another year, Rev. R. L. 
Brown of the Davie Mission be paid $125, in case the charge raise and 
pay over to him $200, for his services during the year. 

2. In regard to the Forsyth Mission, we recommend that $> 150 be 
paid the missionary, Rev. H. M. Brown, for the next year — hoping 
that this charge will soon become self-sustaining. 

3. A petition has been placed in the hands of the Committee by 
Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, asking aid for the support of a Lutheran 
Chaplain for the Lutheran Seamen who come to the port of Wilming- 
ton. We recommend that Synod appropriate $200 to this work. 

C. A. ROSE, 
J. A. LINN, 

D. W. MICHAEL, 
GEO. H. RITCHIE. 



32 MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Item i. Adopted. 

Item 2. Adopted. 

Item 3. Adopted. Paper adopted as a whole. 

Report of Committee on Petitions and Excuses from 
Absent Members, by Rev. H. A. Trexler, was received, to- 
be considered item by item with a view to adoption. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON LETTERS AND PETITIONS. 

Your Committee on Letters and Petitions beg leave to report the 
following for the consideration and action of Synod : 

No. 1 is a letter from Rev. C. L. T, Fisher in which he expresses 
his regret in not being able to attend at this session of Synod on ac- 
count of work in the College, We recommend that he be excused. 

No. 2 is a letter from Rev. J. H. Fesperman, expressing a desire 
for the prayers of the members of Synod in his behalf, and asking to 
be excused from attendance at Synod. We recommend that his re- 
quest be granted. 

No. 3 is a communication from Capt. T. L- Seigle, Chairman of 
Committee on Orphanage and Home for Disabled Ministers of the 
United Synod, asking this body to take some definite action with 
reference to the establishment of an Orphanage and Home for Disabled 
Ministers, and to give him a full and candid answer that he may be able 
to leport on the subject as soon as possible. 

We recommend that some action be taken by this body, and an 
answer be forwarded at once. 

No. 4 is a petition from the church at Burlington, asking Synod 
through some of its agencies to make an appropriation this year of 
not less than $500.00 to aid that congregation in making the much 
needed improvements. We recommend that this petition be referred 
to the Board of Church Extension and the Committee on Appropria- 
tions, asking them favorable consideration. 

No. 5 is a letter from Rev. W. A. Julian, delegate elect of the 
f|| South Carolina Synod, conveying the fraternal greetings of that Synod 
to this. We recommend that the President send a letter of fraternal 
greetings to the South Carolina Synod. 

No. 6 is a letter from Rev. W. H. Cone, stating that he had at- 
tended to his duty as delegate to the Virginia Synod. Also another 
letter containing a postofhce order for $5.00, to be paid over to Synod, 
to be used by Synod as it thinks proper, also asking to be excused 
from attendance at this session of Synod. We recommend that he be 
excused. 

No. 7 is a letter from Geo. B. Cromer, Secretary of the Board of 
Directors, stating that owing to the absence of prompt action on part 
of the District Synods it will be impossible for the Board of Directors 



MINUTES E. L- SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 33 



to open the Theological Seminary in accordance with the instructions 
of the United Synod, also a request of the President of the Board com- 
mending the matter to the prompt and favorable consideration of Synod. 
No. 8 is a letter from Rev. L- K. Probst, expressing a desire to 
attend at this session of Synod, but owing to urgent work in repairing 
the church it would be impossible to attend. He presents his fraternal 
greetings to the brethren of the North Carolina Synod. He desires 
also, to call our attention to the proportionate part to be raised by 
this Synod for missions, amounting to about 11,693. We regret the 
Secretary's inability to be present with us, and we recommend that 
our obligation to Board of Missions receive the prompt attention of 
Synod. 

No. 9 is a letter asking Synod to ratify the constitution prepared 
by the congregation at Wilmington. 

We herewith submit a copy of the constitution for Synod's con- 
sideration and approval. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. A. TREXLER, 
C. B. MILLER, 
C. A. ISENHOUR. 
Item 1. Adopted. 

Item 2. Adopted. 

Item 3. Adopted. Under item 3d, it was moved that 
a committee of three be appointed to consider Repot t on 
Orphanage and Home for Disabled Ministers of the United 
Synod. Committee — Revs. Geo. H. Cox, W. G. Campbell, 
and W. A. Lutz. 

Item 4. Adopted. 

Item 5. Adopted. 

Item 6. Adopted. 

Item 7. Adopted. 

Synod adjourned, pending the reading of Report on 
Petitions, with prayer by the President for our afflicted 
brother, Rev. J. H. Fesperman, to meet to-morrow morning 
at 8.30. 



SIXTH SESSION. 



May 6th, 8.30 A. M. 
Rev. Prof. J. D. Shirey led the opening service, using 
the Matins in Book of Worship. 



34 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Synod was called to order, and resumed the hearing of 
Report on Petitions. 

On motion, the Rules of Order were suspended during 
the consideration of item 7th. 

The following resolution, touching item 7, offered by 
Rev. H. C. Haithcox, was adopted : 

Resolved, That though we are in favor of a Southern Theological 
Seminary, yet, in view of the existing conditions and circumstances, 
we are not able, at present, to pay our apportioned quota for the sup- 
port of the proposed Theological Seminary. 

Synod adjourned, pending the reading of Report on Pe- 
titions, with prayer by Rev. W. R. Ketchie, to meet at 
1.30 P. M. 



SEVENTH SESSION. 



May 6th, 1.30 P. M. 

After a service of song and prayer, led by Rev. W. A. 
Lutz, Synod was called to order. 

The following members were excused from further at- 
tendance upon Synod : Revs. J. D. Shirey, J. A. Ljnn, and 
J. Q. Wertz. 

The Secretary was requested to have 2,500 copies of 
the Minutes of S3~nod printed and distributed. 

The consideration of Report on Petitions was resumed, 
and suspended to hear reports of Finance Committee and 
Committee on Appropriations. Report of Finance Com- 
mittee, by Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, was received and adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. 

Your Committee would report that it has examined the Treasurer's 
Report, vouchers, etc., and found all correct. 

Not only have our full assessments been met with the Board of 
Missions of the United Synod, but there is a credit to us on last year's 
assessment of feS.59. 

For the faithful services rendered by our esteemed brother, Col. 
P. N. Heilig, who has been our worthy Treasurer for so many years, 
we should thank him, and therefore recommend the following for 
adoption : 

Resolved, That the hearty and sincere thanks of this Synod be 



MINUTES E. E- SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



35 



tendered Col. P. N. Heilig, who for so many years has been our 
Treasurer, for the faithful services rendered Synod. 

We rejoice to learn and report that the Church Extension Fund 
has been kindly and generously remembered by a number of churches 
the past year, and although the money has not passed through our 
hands, we have, nevertheless, reported it, as credited to the churches 
that sent it, that each church might have its just rights and full credit. 

Your Committee have examined the Treasurer's Report for year 
1889, and vouchers, and find them correct. We also report the follow- 
ing contributions for Synodical purposes : 



PASTORS 

AND 

CHURCHES. 


en 

c 


'en 

en 

i 

CU 

a 



w 


Foreign 

Missions. 


Synodical 

Treasury. 


Beneficiary 

Education. 


Church 

Extension. 


Total. 


Rev. C. A. Rose. 














St. Paul's (Rowan) . 

Bethel, 

Christ's, 


$ 15 00 

10 00 
3 °° 


$ 27 74 
21 28 

5 38 


$ 10 00 

10 00 

3 00 


$ 5 00 
3 72 
1 62 


$ 6 55 
5 00 
1 00 


1 64 29 
50 00 
14 00 


St. Mark's, Charlotte 
Rev. H. C. Haithcox. 


8 00 




10 00 


1 00 




19 00 


St. Luke's, Rowan . 
Salem, " 
Rev.F.W. E. Peschau 


13 00 
5 00 


10 60 
5 00 


6 00 
5 00 


3 00 
3 25 


3 00 
2 50 


35 60 
20 75 


St. Paul's, Wil'ingt'n 
Rev. B. W. Cronk. 


40 00 


5 00 


20 00 


5 00 


5 00 


75 00 


Low's Church. . . . 
Richland 

Rev. H. M. Brown. 


6 00 

3 °° 
1 30 


2 00 
2 00 
1 00 


2 00 
2 00 
1 00 


4 33 
2 00 
1 00 


4 00 
3 00 
1 00 


18 33 

12 00 

5 30 


Nazareth and 1 
Shiloh. . . 1 ■ ■ 
Rev. J. D. Shirey. 
Supply, Holy Trinity 
" Albemarle . 
Rev. J. Q. Wertz. 

Union 

Christiana 

Rev. Geo. H. Cox. 


8 00 














5 00 




4 10 


17 10 


15 00 
2 00 


5 00 


10 00 
3 °o 


7 50 
1 00 


7 50 


45 00 
6 00 


15 00 
7 00 


5 00 
7 00 


10 00 
5 00 


5 00 
3 °° 


10 00 
3 00 


45 00 
25 00 


St. Stephen's* . . . 

Mt. Olive* 

Rev. H. A. Trexler. 


12 00 
12 00 




5 00 
5 00 


3 °° 
3 00 


3 °° 
3 °° 


23 00 
23 00 


Luther (Supply) . . 

St. Peter's 

St. Matthew's .... 
Rev. C. B. King. 
St. John's 


3 00 
11 00 
11 00 


1 00 
5 00 
5 00 


5 00 
5 00 
5 °o 


1 00 


1 00 
5 00 
5 00 


11 00 
26 00 

26 00 


15 00 


15 00 


10 00 


5 00 


15 00 


60 00 



*To be appropriated exclusively to our State Missionary. 



36 



MINUTES E. L,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



PASTORS 

AND 

CHURCHES. 


Home 

Missions. 


Foreign 

Missions. 


Synodical 

Treasury. 


Beneficiary 

Education. 


Church 

Extension. 


Total. 


Rev W A Lutz 














St. Enoch 

Trinity 

Rev. J. M. Hedrick. 

Cold Water 

Mt. Hermon .... 

Prosperity 

Rev. W. R. Brown. 


$ 20 00 
10 00 


$ 20 00 
15 00 


15 00 
10 00 


5 00 
5 00 


5 00 
5 00 


$ 65 00 
45 00 


5 00 
5 00 
3 °° 


2 00 
2 00 
2 00 


5 00 
5 00 
5 00 


3 00 
3 00 
2 00 


4 00 
4 00 
3 00 


19 00 
19 00 
15 00 


Organ 

Ebenezer 

Rev. W. Kimball. 


25 00 
10 00 




10 00 
5 00 


5 00 
4 00 


15 00 
9 00 


55 00 
28 00 


Grace 

Concordia 

Vacant, St. John's (C. 
Rev. R. L. Brown. 


8 00 

3 00 

15 00 


3 22 
2 00 


5 00 

3 °o 

22 10 


2 78 

2 00 

11 00 


4 00 
1 50 

5 00 


23 00 
11 50 
53 10 


Reformation 

St. Matthew's .... 

Providence 

Rev C. A. Marks. 


4 00 
8 00 
2 10 


3 44 

4 00 

I CO 


2 31 

3 00 
1 00 




3 00 
5 00 
1 00 


12 75 

20 00 

5 10 


Lutheran Chapel . . 

Centre Grove 

Rev. D. W. Michael. 


20 00 
10 00 


15 00 
5 00 


15 00 
3 00 


8 00 
3 37 


7 00 
3 00 


65 00 

24 37 


St. L,uke's (Davidson) 










10 35 

12 50 

1 30 

4 10 


10 35 

13 00 

1 30 

4 10 








50 


Bethany 








Piny . 










Rev. C. B. Miller. 










Frieden's . . . ... 

Macedonia 

St. Paul's 

Vacant, Bethel (Stan. 


10 00 
2 00 
4 00 




10 00 
2 00 
5 00 
5 00 

15 00 
15 00 


2 50 

5 00 
10 00 


16 75 
2 40 
6 65 
2 50 


36 75 

6 40 

15 65 

10 00 


Frorn Fi. Com. of last yr. 

Salem, 1889 

St. Luke's, 1889 . . . 
Rev. W. H. Cone. 


20 00 

20 00 

5 00 


10 00 
5 00 


50 00 
50 00 

5 00 

6 63 


Sunday Collection . . 




6 63 
















Total 


$424 4o 


$212 66 


I305 04 


$130 57 


$218 70 


$1291 37 



The above receipted for by the Treasurer of Synod. 
We further find that the following Pastors and Churches have 
sent to the Treasurer of the Church Extension Fund, the following 



MINUTES E 


. I,. SYNOD OF 


NORTH 


Carolina. 37 


PASTORS 

AND 

CHURCHES. 


Home 

Missions. 


■Si 

p 
'55 

a i 

_Sd 

'53 
u 

o 


Synodical 

Treasury. 


Beneficiary 

Education. 


Church 

Extension. 


' 


Rev. W. G. Campbell. 










75 9 1 
. . 7 oo 




St. James (Concord) 
Rev. T. S. Brown. 










75 9i 










St. Mark's (Charlotte 












Bethel 










• ■ 3 40 


• • 3 4o 
3 00 


St. Peter's 










3 00 
. . 1 00 


Christ's 










Capt. T. L. Seigle— 
Int. allowed on Ch. 


























Extension Fund . . 










19 69 


. . 19 69 












Total 












$ no 00 



We further find that the following churches did not respond to 
the apportionment made upon them, viz. : "Hopewell," "Mt. Cartnel" 
(Cabarrus), "St. Michael's," St. Paul's, and Amity, Iredell County. 

The following amounts are in the hands of the Treasurer, I. Frank 
Patterson : 

Home Missions . $424 40 

Foreign Missions 212 66 

Synodical Treasury 305 04 

Beneficiary Education 130 57 

Church Extension 218 70 



Total .* $1291 37 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. W. E. PESCHAU, 
J. A. LINN, 
JONAS COOK, 
H.«A. KFUEPPELBERG, 
Committee. 

Report of Committee on Appropriations, by Rev. B. W. 
Cronk, was received, to be considered item by item with a 
view to adoption. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS. 

Mr. President ; We, your committee, beg leave to report as 
follows : We find in the hands of Synod twelve hundred and sixty 
dollars, and make the following recommendations : 

1. That Rev. H. M. Brown be paid one hundred and fifty dollars 
for work in the Forsyth Mission, according to agreement. 



38 MINUTES E. I,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

2. That Rev. R. L. Brown be paid twenty-five dollars in addition 
to the fifty dollars, according to agreement on page 24. 

3. That one hundred dollars be appropriated to the Lutheran Sea- 
men's Home at Wilmington, the other hundred to be paid out of next 
year's apportionments, provided a man can be obtained. 

4. That ninety-nine dollars be forwarded to the Board of United 
Synod for Home Missions. 

5. That two hundred and eighteen dollars be turned over to the 
Board of Church Extension. 

6. That two hundred and twelve dollars be forwarded to the Board 
of United Synod for Foreign Missions. 

7. That one hundred dollars be paid out of Synodical Treasury for 
the purpose of liquidating the debt on Female Seminary. 

8. That the Treasurer be instructed to pay out of Synodical Treas- 
ury the expense of printing and distributing Minutes of Synod. 

9. That the Treasurer be instructed to pay out of Synodical Treas- 
ury the expense of printing five hundred copies of the Constitution 
according to resolution of Synod. 

10. That eight dollars be paid to secretary as a small remunera- 
tion for his services. 

11. That the Treasurer be instructed to pay out of Beneficiary 
Fund and Synodical Treasury one hundred and fifty dollars to Mr. H. 
N. Petrea. 

12. That Mr. Joseph Graham be paid fifty dollars out of Synodical 
Treasury, if that amount appears in treasury during the year, after 
meeting the above appropriations. 

Respectfully submitted, 
• B. W. CRONK, 

A. D. L. MOSER, 
- J. L. KETCHY, 
J. D. KETCHY. 

Items 1 to 12 were adopted. Report adopted as a 
whole. 

Report of Committee on Petitions resumed. 

Item 8. Adopted. 

Item 9. Adopted. Report adopted as a whole. 

The following resolution was adopted : 
Resolved, That the Secretary answer the letter of Rev. E.T. Horn, 
D. D. ( informing him that we are in possession of a receipt in full for 
the Board's apportioned amount for last^year, and $38.59 extra, from 
J. D. Cappelmann, Esq., the Treasurer of the Board of Missions. 

Report of Committee on Apportionment, by Rev. T. S. 
Brown, was received and adopted. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



39 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON APPORTIONMENT. 

Your Committee would recommend the following Apportionment 
for this year : 



CHURCHES. 



Organ 

Ebenezer 

St. Paul's (Wilmington^ 
St. John's (Cabarrus) . 

Sandy Creek 

Pilgrim 

Bethany 

Piny 

Lutheran Chapel . . . 

Centre Grove 

Shiloh 

Nazareth 

Hopewell 

Bethany 

Salem 

St. Luke's 

Grace 

Concordia 

Union 

Christiana 

St. John's (Salisbury) . 
St. Michael's ...... 

St Paul's 

Amity Hill 

Holy Trinity ! 

Albemarle 

Frieden's 

Macedonia 

St. Paul's (Alamance) 
St. James' (Concord) . 
Cold Water ... 

Mt. Hermon 

Prosperity 

St. Mark's (Charlotte) 
Bethel (Stanley) . . . . 

St. Stephen's 

Mt. Olive 

St. Enoch 

Trinity 

St. Matthew's 

St. Peter's 

Luther's 

St. Andrew's (Concord) 



2H 



510 00 

5 00 

20 00 

15 00 

5 00 

4 00 

1 00 

2 00 
15 00 

5 00 



2 00 

3 00 
1 00 

1 00 
10 00 
10 00 

5 00 

5 00 

10 00 

5 00 

15 00 

10 00 

4 00 

2 00 
10 00 

3 00 
10 00 

2 00 

5 00 
10 00 

5 00 
5 00 
5 00 

10 00 
5 00 
5 00 
5 00 

15 00 

^io 00 

5 00 

5 00 

4 00 
2 00 



S§ 



S25 00 
10 00 
75 00 
40 00 
10 00 
5 00 
•3 00 

2 00 
20 00 
10 00 

3 00 

4 00 

3 °° 

1 00 
10 00 
10 00 

5 00 
5 00 

15 00 

7 00 

20 00 

15 00 

4 00 

2 00 
10 00 

2 00 
20 00 

5 00 
10 00 
20 00 

5 00 
5 00 

3 00 
lo 00 

7 00 
7 00 
7 00 
20 00 
10 00 
7 00 
7 00 
3 00 
5 00 



'5 S 
o 



$10 00 
5 00 

#4 00 

15 00 

5 to 

5 00 

2 00 

1 00 
15 00 

5 -co 

2 00 

4 00 
2 00 

1 00 
10 00 
10 00 
10 00 

5 00 
5 00 
7 00 

15 00 
10 00 

2 00 
2 00 
5 00 
2 00 

10 00 

1 00 
5 00 

20 00 

2 00 
2 00 
2 00 
5 00 
5 00 
5 00 
5 00 

20 00 
15 00 
5 00 
5 00 
2 00 
1 00 






5 5 00 
4 00 

4 00 
10 oo 

5 00 
2 
1 
1 
7 



00 
00 
00 
00 

2 00 

1 00 

2 00 
1 00 

1 00 
5 00 
5 00 
5 00 

2 00 
10 00 

3 00 
15 00 

♦5 00 

2 00 
1 00 
8 00 
1 00 
5 00 
1 00 

3 00 
15 00 

4 00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



h o 



cti 



CC 



OJ IT 

ID HH 



5 5 00 

4 00 
12 00 
10 00 

5 00 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
10 00 
5 00 



00 
00 
00 
00 

00 

1 00 

2 00 
10 00 

3 00 



fH 



5 55 00 
28 00 

135 00 
90 00 
30 00 

18 00 

8 00 

7 00 
65 00 
25 00 

9 00 

14 00 

8 00 
5 00 

40 00 
40 00 
30 00 
20 00 
45 00 
25 00 
75 00 
45 00 

13 00 

8 00 
40 00 

9 00 
50 00 
10 00 

25 00 
75 00 

19 00 
19 00 

15 00 
35 00 
23 00 
23 00 
23 00 
65 00 
45 00 

26 00 
26 00 

14 00 
10 00 



4o 



MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 





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en 


<r. 


c 


s 






u 




S 





>i 






*2 2 


o 


O 


















cs *i 




CHURCHES. 


O 03 

S i- 


in 

o 


So.2 




45 Jj 




* 3 

a w 







CO 




Ph 


CJ 


ISOO 


H 


Bethel (Rowan) 


$io OO 


$1500 


$15 00 


1 5 00 


1 50 00 


St. Paul's (Rowan) . . . 


IO OO 


15 00 


15 00 


5 00 


5 00 


50 00 


Christ's 


3 oo 


5 00 


3 00 


2 00 


1 00 


14 00 


Reformation 


4 oo 


4 00 


2 00 


3 00 


2 00 


15 00 


St. Matthew's (Davie) . . 


i 4 oo 

2 OO 


5 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


12 00 


Providence 


3 00 


1 00 


2 00 


2 00 


10 00 


Low's Church 


5 oo 


10 00 


4 00 


6 00 


5 00 


30 00 


Richland 


2 OO 


3 00 


2 00 


3 00 


2 00 


12 00 


Coble 


I OO 


2 00 


1 00 


2 00 


2 00 


8 00 



Respectfully submitted, 

T. S. BROWN, 
- J. A. LINN, 

J. M. TREXLER. 

Report of Committee on Vacancies of Trustees in Insti- 
tutions, by Rev. Prof. J. A. Linn, was received and adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON VACANCIES OF TRUSTEES 
IN INSTITUTIONS. 

We, your committee, beg to report that we find three vacancies in 
the Board of Trustees of N. C. College, and nominate to fill these va- 
cancies the following persons, viz. : 

Rev. W. R. Brown, Rev. J. M. Hedrick, Mr. Daniel D. Barrier. 
We also find five vacancies in the Board of Trustees of Mt. Pleas- 
ant Female Seminary, ?nd nominate the following persons, viz. : 

Revs. C. A. Marks, J. Q. Wertz, J. M. Hedrick, Mr. Rufus W. 
Misenhimer, Mr. Caleb L. Nussman. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JONAS COOK, 
MARVEL RITCHIE, 
J. A. LINN. 

The above named persons were unanimously elected by 
Synod, as recommended, and the Secretary was requested 
to notify them of their election. [See the table of Trustees.] 

Rev. Prof. J. D. Shirey offered the following, which 
was adopted : 



MINUTES E. t. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 41 

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION. 

Resolved i. That section 1, chapter fourth of the Constitution, be 
changed by striking out all after Synod in the last, beginning with 
the word ' ' except. ' ' 

Resolved 2. That in section 2d, chapter sixth of the Constitution 
of Synod, the last clause be so altered as to read : and six may be from 
other denominations. 

The following resolution, offered by Rev. F. W. K. 
Peschau, was adopted : 

Resolved, That the Secretary be instructed to have the proposed 
Amendments printed, as a foot-note, 011 the pages on which they 
should properly appear. 

Report of Committee on Vacancies, by Rev. H. M. 
Brown, was received and adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON VACANCIES. 

Your Committee on Vacancies are happy to report that there are 
but few vacancies in the Synod. 

St. John's, Cabarrus county, is vacant, but we learn through the 
delegate that they have extended a call to Rev. Peter Miller, of Virgin- 
ia. We hope they may secure the services of so worthy a man. 

Bethel, Stanley county, is vacant ; they, too, are making arrange- 
ments to call a pastor. 

Holy Trinity, Mt. Pleasant, and the church in Albemarle are also 
vacant, but served by the Faculty of North Carolina College. 

As all our vacancies are either supplied, or are making speedy 
arrangements to call a pastor, your committee have nothing to recom- 
mend. H. M. BROWN, 

J. Q. WERTZ. 

Report of Committee on Orphanage and Home for 
Aged Ministers, by Rev. Geo. H. Cox, was received and 
adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ORPHANAGE AND HOME 
FOR AGED MINISTERS. 

Whereas, The United Synod, at its last session, resolved to es- 
tablish a home for Orphans, and 

Whereas, The N. C. Synod fully believes that it is the duty of 
the church to provide a home for its orphans, and 

Whereas, We learn from a letter from Capt. T. L Seigle, Chair- 
man of the Committee to locate an orphans' home w 7 ithin the bounds 
of the United Synod, that no offer has been made to locate said or- 



42 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



phans' home iu North Carolina, but that two offers have been made 
b}- parties in Virginia of fine property for this purpose, to-wit : 
i. The McClanahan or Southview Orphanage. 

2. An offer from a party in Roanoke, Va., to give a site, with suit- 
able buildings to cost $10,000, together with $15,000 in money, to be 
used as an endowment fund on condition that the United Synod raise 
a like amount for said purpose ; therefore. 

Resolved, That we have heard with pleasure of its two offers 
made, and that we confidently look forward to the time when there 
will be such an institution in our Southern Lutheran Church. 

3. That we invite into our congregations the agent or agents, to 
solicit money for the same, promising our moral support. 

G. H. COX, 

W. A. LUTZ, 

W. G. CAMPBELL. 

Report of Committee on Pastoral Districts, by Rev. R. 
L. Brown, was received and adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PASTORAL DISTRICTS. 

Your Committee on Pastoral Districts, after consulting the general 
interests of the different congregations, would suggest the following : 
1st. That Bethel Church, Stanley county, and Luther's Church, 
Rowan count}', constitute a pastorate. 

2d. That Albemarle with Holy Trinity, Mt. Pleasant, be left under 
the pastoral care of the Faculty of North Carolina College until other 
arrangements can be made. 

3d. That Mt. Carmel Church be placed under the pastoral care of 
Rev. Prof. J. A. Linn. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. L. BROWN, 
P. E. ZINK. 

The following resolutions, offered by Mr. H. A. Klup- 
pelberg, were adopted : 

Resolved, That hereafter the ministers and delegates, in reporting 
the amount of money sent to Synod, be required to specify to the Fi- 
nance Committee, in writing, where it is to be apportioned. 

Resolved, That each pastor contribute anuuall}^ funds to the 
Synodical Treasury for current expenses. 

Rev. W. A. L,utz offered the following, which was 
adopted : 

Resolved, That we do not elect delegates to sister Synods this year. 

2. That the President of Synod write letters of fraternal greetings 
to the South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia Synods. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 43 

Rev. Chas. B. King was appointed Archivarius. 

The following, offered by Rev. C. A. Rose, was adopted: 

ANNUAL ADDRESSES ON BENEFICIARY EDUCATION 
AND MISSIONS. 

Resolved, That Rev. H. C. Haithcox be principal, and Rev. Prof. 
C. T. L. Fisher, alternate, to deliver an annual address on Beneficiary 
Education at the next meeting of Synod. 

Resolved, That Rev. C. A. Marks be principal, and Rev. C. B. 
Miller, alternate, to deliver an address on Missions at the next annual 
convention. 

Revs. J. D. Shirey, T. S. Brown, and C. A. Marks 
were appointed a committee to nominate the Executive Com- 
mittee. The following persons were nominated and elected 
by Synod to constitute the Executive Committee of the N. C. 
Synod: Revs. Geo. H. Cox, C. A. Rose, Chas. B. King, 
Mr. I. Frank Patterson, and Mr. W. H. Reisner. 

The following persons, appointed by the President, con- 
stitute the Examining Co?nmittee : Rev. Prof. J. D. Shirey, 
Rev. F. W. K. Peschau, Rev. W. G. Campbell. 

Report on the State of the Church, by Rev. J. M. Hed- 
rick, was received and adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON STATE OF CHURCH. 

Your Committee would report as gratifying features in our church 
life, a due regard for the means of grace in nearly all the churches ; 
an increase both in infant and adult membership ; evidences of act- 
ivity and earnestness in Sunday-school work ; faithfulness in the mat- 
ter of catechisation ; development in the grace of giving ; growth in 
piety in most of the congregations ; a more extended use of the Com- 
mon Service ; and an almost general observance of the Church Festi- 
vals. 

On the other hand, we would mention, as discouraging features, 
a disregard for the Sacrament of Baptism and Catechisation, and evi- 
dences of decline in spirituality in certain quarters. 
Respectfully submitted, 

J. M. HEDRICK, 
G. F. SCHAEFFER, 
J. S. PATTERSON. 

The following resolution was adopted : 
Resolved, That Synod has heard with pleasure that new congre- 
gations have been organized at Flat Shoals, Stoke Co. ; at Concord, N. 



44 MINUTES E. Iv. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

C. ; and at Sumter, S. C. ; and hopes that these recently organized con- 
gregations will unite with Synod at its next annual convention. 

Rev. W. A. Lutz offered the following resolution, 
which was adopted : 

Resolved, That we endorse Rev. A. D. L. Moser as agent for the 
two works, "Lutherans in America" and "The Way of Salvation in 
the Lutheran Church ;" and promise him our moral support while he 
is canvassing in our pastorates. 

Report of Committee on Resolutions of Respect, by- 
Rev. H. A. Trexler, was received, and adopted by a rising 
vote : 

RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT. 

Whereas, Through the providence of God, the excellent wife of 
our esteemed and highly honored Father Rothrock has been called 
away from the church militant to enter upon the realities of the church 
triumphant : 

Resolved, i. That, in her death, our church has lost a most wor- 
thy, devoted member. 

Resolved, 2. That we as a Synod extend to the bereaved husband 
and afflicted family our hearty sympathies in this their hour of sore 
trial, and pray God to sanctify this affliction to the good of us all. 

J. A. LINN, 
H. A. TREXLER, 
W. R. BROWN. 

Rev. J. Q. Wertz offered the following resolution, 

which was adopted : 

Resolved, That the roll be called, and each pastor state the amount 

he will pledge from his congregation to supplement the amount in 

beneficiary column. 

The Roll was called with the following results — (some 

of the pastors were not present) : 

Rev. W. Kimball | 200 

" J. D. Shirey 5 00 

" G. F. Shaeffer 1 00 

" R. L. Brown 2 00 

" Geo. H. Cox 3 00 

' ' F. W. E. Peschau 3 00 

" W. A. Lutz 3 00 

" J. A. Linn 2 00 

" W. G. Campbell 2 00 

" C. A. Rose 2 00 

" T. S. Brown 3 00 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 45 

Rev. B. W. Cronk $5 00 

" H. A. Trexler 2 00 

" W. R. Brown 2 00 

" Chas. B. King (for St. John's) 4000 

" D. W. Michael 2 00 

" J- Q- Wertz 2 00 

" C. B. Miller 3 00 

" C. A. Marks 5 00 

" H. C. Haithcox 3 00 

Mr. Marvel Ritchie (Bethel) 1 00 

Mr. Geo. E. Ritchie (St. John's) 2 00 

Total $95 00 

Report of Committee on Proceedings of Conferences, by- 
Rev. W. R. Brown, was received and adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PROCEEDINGS OP 
CONFERENCES. 

In view of the fact that the proceedings of conferences have been 
noticed in the President's Report, and action taken on the same, we 
have nothing to report. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. R. BROWN, 
H. C. HAITHCOX, 
H. R. PLASTER. 

By vote of Synod, Standing Resolution No. 7, was 
stricken out. 

The following constitute the committee appointed to 
examine and ratify the Constitution of St. Paul's Church, 
Wilmington : Revs. Geo. H. Cox, Chas. B. King, and C. 
A. Rose. 

The following adopted : 

Resolved, That the Committee on the Constitution of the Wil- 
mington congregation be empowered to act with the approval of the 
Executive Committee. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE'S REPORT. 

The Advisor}' Board of Missions and Executive Committee of the 
Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina beg leave to submit 
the following report : 

We have had four meetings during the year, and desire herewith 
to present a statement of the missions filled within our bounds. 



46 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



FIRST, LEXINGTON. 

Here we have a beautiful building lot, situated in the center of the 
place on the square opposite court house, where is an eminence that 
overlooks a large portion of the town ; indeed, it is beautiful for situa- 
tion, and adapted to the purpose for which it was intended. There are 
a few T Lutherans in and around Lexington who would willingly unite 
in forming a congregation and erecting a church building, if they can 
be assured of permanent pastoral relations and financial aid ; and in 
view of the prospective work at this place, we recommend that Pilgrim 
Church be invited to unite with Lexington in forming a missionary 
pastorate. 

We have a small interest at Durham, and in the near future de- 
velopments may be such as to justify our undertaking a mission at 
that point. 

MOCKSVILLE. 

Here, too, we have a small interest, now under the local manage- 
ment of Rev. R. L. Brown. In view of facts and circumstances, the 
Advisory Board of Missions have not seen their way clear to pledge 
Synod for funds to erect a church. 

MOORESVILLE. 
Here there are ioor 12 members of our Church. Indications point to 
a bright future for this place. We recommend that continued fostering 
care be exercised over the place, so that we may utilize any future de- 
velopments to the interests of our Church. 

GREENSBORO. 
A growing and flourishing town of about 7,000 inhabitants. Here 
our interest has been sadly neglected, and in consequence, much val- 
uable time and material have been lost. There is a possibility for our 
Church to recover her losses. We would, therefore, recommend that 
special attention be given this point. 

CANNONVILLE MISSION, CONCORD. 

A valuable lot has been given for a Lutheran church, and help 
toward the erection of the building. 

There are 35 members of the Lutheran Church living there. They 
purpose paying for the church in installments. The Board of Church 
Extension has agreed to lend them $500. 

The outlook is very hopeful, and the mission is expected tc be 
self-sustaining as soon as the house is paid for. 

Work is begun upon its construction, and the house will proba- 
bly be completed by the meeting of Synod. 

I propose to supply them, until the church is paid for, free of all 
charge, and let them pay to the discharge of the debt what they would 
otherwise have to pay as salary. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 47 

I ask the endorsement and help of the Board, Executive Commit- 
tee, and Synod, in this very important undertaking. 
Respectfully submitted, 

WRIGHT G. CAMPBELL, 
Pastor of St. James' Church. 
Concord, N. C, March iS, 1S90. 

ELKIN, SURRY COUNTY. 

A small town in the northern part of the State. Here' is some 
valuable material, which only needs encouragement to grow into a 
prosperous congregation. 

There remaineth much more to be possessed ; such as, Goldsboro, 
Raleigh, New Berne, Winston, and others, all calling for our immediate 
assistance. The field is indeed large, and its cultivation demands every 
effort on our part. May the Lord help us to go up and " occupy the 
land." 

We herewith also submit the plans for future operations as adopt- 
ed by this Joint Board. 

FIRST. 

Establish a Missionary Pastorate, and locate the State Missionary 
there, to give it regular pastoral care. 

SECOND. 
Let the Missionary visit other points at the direction of the Exec- 
utive Committee. The Committee to pay all necessary expenses. 



As soon as the Missionary Pastorate is sufficiently advanced, put 
a regular pastor there, supplement his salary, and move the State Mis- 
sionary to another field. 

FOURTH. 
Ask the Synod to appropriate a definite amount for the carrying 
on of this work. 

FIFTH. 

Ask the Women's Home and Foreign Missionary Society of out- 
Synod to co-operate with our Executive Committee in this work of 
Home Missions. 

SIXTH. 

Secure the services of live men to act as colporteurs to sell such 
books and papers to our people as shall be recommended from time to 
time by the Executive Committee. 

At a late meeting of the old Board of Missions and Executive 
Committee, a unanimous call was extended to Rev. J. W. Kimmel, of 
Nebraska, to become our State Missionary at a salary of $900 per an- 
num, payable quarterly, subject to the approval and ratification of 
Synod. 



48 MINUTES E. I,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

We have also appointed the following gentlemen as colporteurs : 
Mr. H. N. Miller and Mr. C. Brown Cox, both students at North Car- 
olina College. 

J. Z. SCHULTZ, Sec't'y. 

Report of Committee on Executive Committee's Report, 
by Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, was received, to be considered 
item by item with a view to adoption. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE'S 

REPORT. 

Your Committee would report that the paper in our hands is the 
Report of the Executive Committee. 

It is a carefully prepared paper, and the following items in it de- 
mand our special attention. 

ist. They report Mooresville, Greensboro, and Cannonville as 
specially promising mission points, with Goldsboro, Raleigh, New 
Berne, Winston, and others asking for assistance and worthy of being 
looked after. 

2d. They recommend the calling of Rev. J. W. Kimmel as our 
State Traveling Missionary and the formation of a Missionary Pastor- 
ate to embrace all these points. And they further, in this connection, 
recommend the appropriation of a definite amount to carry on this so 
very important work. 

3. They recommend that we secure and appoint suitable persons 
as colporteurs to sell among our people Lutheran publications, and 
recommend as such colporteurs Mr. H. N. Miller and Mr. C. Brown 
Cox. Respectfully submitted, 

F. W. E. PESCHAU, 
C. B. KING, 
H. L. LIVINGOOD. 
Item 1. Adopted. 

Item 2. Under consideration of item 2d, the following 
was adopted : 

Resolved, That under all the circumstances, the Synod cannot see 
its way to employ a State Missionary. 

Item 3. Adopted. Paper adopted as a whole. 

The following was adopted : 

Resolved, That the Mocksville Mission be placed in the hands of 
the Executive Committee, and that they report to R. L. Brown within 
one month. 

The following was adopted : 



MINUTES E. t,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 49 

Resolved, That the Blackwelder Will Case be left in the hands of 
the Executive Committee, with discretionary power. 

Committee appointed on Ordination Sermon : Rev. W. 
R. Brown, principal ; Rev. C. A. Rose, alternate. 
The following adopted : 

Resolved, That the interests of the Lutheran Seaman's Mission, 
at Wilmington, be placed in charge of Rev. F- W. E. Peschau. 

Rev. F. W. E. Peschau was requested to visit Ridgeway. 

RESOLUTIONS OF THANKS. 

The following adopted : 

Resolved i. That a vote of thanks be extended to Judge Mont- 
gomery for his free services in the Blackwelder Will Case. 

2. That Synod tender its thanks to the R. & D. R. R. for courte- 
sies extended. 

3. That we extend a hearty vote of thanks to Mr. Philip Sowers 
for a free passage to all the members of Synod who crossed the Yadkin 
River at his ferry. 

4. That we extend a vote of thanks to Miss Ida Hedrick for her 
excellent services as organist during the services and sessions of this 
year's convention. 

5. That we hereby express our pleasure at the marked and im- 
proved conditions of the church in which we have met, and the charge 
to which it belongs, since under the wise, careful, and zealous labors 
of our worthy and esteemed brother, Rev. D. W. Michael. 

6. That our thanks are hereby tendered to pastor Michael and all 
kind friends for the kind and generous hospitality extended us during 
our stay in their midst ; and that the pastor read these resolutions at 
the next regular service held. 

TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT SYNODICAL MEETING. 

The following adopted : 
Resolved, That when Synod adjourns, it stand adjourned to meet 
at 10.30 A. M., on Friday before the 1st Sunday in May, 1891, at such 
place as the officers of Synod shall determine. 

The minutes of the last sessions were read, corrected, 
and approved. 

The business of Synod being completed, the 87th an- 
nual convention was closed according to the prescribed form. 

CHAS. B. KING, Secretary. 



CENSUS TABLE. 



(For Reference.) 
Oldest Churches or Pastorates placed first — subject to correction. 



PASTORS. 




Rev. Chas. B. King. . . . 

Rev. W. R. Brown . . . 
Rev. J. Q. Wertz .... 

Rev. C. A. Marks 

Rev. J. D. Shirey (acting) 
Rev. W. A. Lutz .... 

Rev. C. A. Rose 

Rev. H. C. Haithcox . . 

Rev. C. B. Miller 

Rev. T. H. Strohecker. . 

Rev. H. A. Trexler . . . 
Rev. W. Kimball .... 

Rev. R. L. Brown .... 

Rev. J. M. Hedrick. . . . 
Rev. Geo. H. Cox ..... 

Rev. D. W. Michael . . . 

Rev. F. W. E. Peschau . 



St. John's . . 
St. John's . . 
I Organ . . . 
\ Ebeiiezer. . 
f Union 
\ Christiana 
| Luther's Chapel 
\ Center Grove. . . 
\ Holy Trinity 
\Mt. Carmef. 
J St. Enoch's . 
(Trinity. . . . 
f St. Paul's . . 
\ Bethel . . . 
( Christ's . . 
f Salem . . . 
\ St. Luke's . 

Frieden's 

Macedonia . 

St. Paul's. . 

St. Michael's 

St. Paul's. . 

Amity . . . 
I St. Matthew's 
1st. Peter's . 
J Grace .... 
\ Concordia . 
f Reformation 
I St. Matthew's 
j Providence . 
[Mocksville (Sta.) 
(Mt. Herman 
j Cold Water . 
(. Prosperity . 
f St. Stephen's. 
I Mt. Olive . . 
f St. Luke's . 
J Pilgrim's (}4) 
1 Bethanv {%.) 

I Piny 

( St. Paul's. . 
\St. James' (Sta.) 



Rowan . 
Cabarrus 
Rowan . 
Rowan . 
Rowan . 
Rowan . 
Rowan . 
Cabarrus. . 
Cabarrus. . 
Cabarrus. . 
Rowan . . 
Cabarrus. . 
Rowan . 
Rowan . 
Rowan . 
Rowan . 
Rowan . 
Guilford . 
Alamance. 
Alamance. 
Iredell . . 
Iredell . . 
Iredell . . 
Rowan . . 
Rowan . . 
Rowan . . 
Rowan . . 
Davie . . . 
Davie . . . 
Rowan . . 
Davie . . . 
Cabarrus . . . 
Cabarrus . . . 
Cabarrus . . . 
Cabarrus . . 
Cabarrus . . . 
Davidson . . 
Davidson . . 
Davidson . . 
Davidson . . 
New Hanover 
Sumter, S. C , 



35o 
500 
400 
300 
35o 
350 
400 
350 
600 
300 
600 
300 
400 
400 
225 
400 
400 
500 
250 
500 
600 
400 
400 
400 
400 
400 
700 
500 
250 
400 



35o 
300 
300 
400 
500 
500 
400 
500 
400 
800 
250 



MINUTES E. L, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



51 



PASTORS. 


Churches and 

Pastorates. 


County. 


'0 

oj 

a, 

03 
O 

bo 

"5 

<u 

tn 


en 

a 

ct3 

5 
3 

3 

a 


Rev. B. W. Cronk. . . . 

Rev. W. G. Campbell. . . 
Rev. T. S. Brown 

Rev. H. M. Brown . . . 

Rev. J. A. Linn (supply). 
*Rev. C. C. Lyerl'y . . . 


C Lau's 

\ Coble's (/ 2 ). . . 
1 Richland .... 
J St. James .... 
ISt. Andrew (sta.) 
St. Mark's .... 

C Nazareth 

j Shiloh 

] Hopewell .... 

[ Bethany 

Albemarle .... 

J Bethel 

\ Luther's .... 


Guilford . . . 
Guilford .... 
Randolph. . . 
Cabarrus. . . • . 
Cabarrus. . . . 
Mecklenberg. . 
Forsyth. . . . 
Forsyth. . . . 
Forsyth. . . . 
Stoke (Station) 
Stanly .... 
Stanly ... 
Rowan .... 


500 
300 
35o 
450 
300 
400 
300 
300 
150 

300 
600 

275 


175 
28 
26 

175 
35 

130 

90 

30 

7 

6 

5 

"5 

90 


Totals — 23 pastors, 1 vac. 


55 churches. 


14 counties. 




6 162 



Received by letter from the Southern Illinois Synod, June, 1890. 



PAROCHIAL 



Pastor's Name and Ad- 
dress. 



Congregations, 
Names of. 



C. B. King, Salisbury, N. C. 

Vacant 

W. R. Brown, Heilig's Mill, 

N. C 

J. Q. Wertz, Salisbury, ( 

N- C i 

C. A. Marks, China | 

Grove, N. C \ 

J. D. Shirev, ( ( 

C. L- T. Fisher, { Supply < 
J. H. C. Fisher. ( { 

W. A. Lutz, Enochville, ( 

N. C 1 

C. A. Rose, Zeb, N. C. 

H. C. Haithcox, Bear I 
Poplar, N. C [ 

H. A. Trexler, Craven, I 
N. C \ 

Chas. B. Miller, Gibson- ( 
ville, N. C i 

T. H. Strohecker, Trout- J 
man, N. C } 

W. Kimball, China) 
Grove, N. C \ 

R. L. Brown, Mocksville, J 
N. C ] 

J. M. Hedrick, Concord, 
N. C 

Geo. H. Cox, Mt. Pleas- ( 

ant, N. C I 

I 



St. John's 

tSt. John's, (Cabarrus) 

Organ 

Ebenezer .... 
Christiana .... 

Union 

ILuth. Chapel . 
JCentre Grove . 
tHoly Trinity . 



D. W. Michael, 
Shops, N. C . . 



Tyro 



F. W. E. Peschau, Wil- ( 
mington, N. C ( 

B. W. Cronk, Brick) 
Church, Guilford Co.,< 
N. C - . . . I 

Wright G. Campbell,! 
Concord, N. C \ 

T. S..'Brown,Charlotte,N.C, 

H. M. Brown, Rural Hall, j 

N. C . : 1 

I 

gC. C. Lyerly, Copal/ 
Grove, N. C. I 

J. A. Linn, supply for . . . 



tMount Carmel . 
St. Enoch .... 

Trinity 

Bethel 

St. Paul's .... 

Christ's 

JSt. Luke's . . . 

{Salem 

St. Peter's .... 
St. Matthew's . 
JFrieden's .... 
JSt. Paul's .... 
{Macedonia . . . 
tSt. Michael's . . 
JSt. Paul's .... 

{Amity 

Grace 

Concordia .... 
Reformation . . . 
St. Matthew's. . 
Providence . . . 
Mocksville . . . 
Harmonv Hill . 
Cold Water . . . 
Mt. Hermon . . . 
Prosperity . . . 
St. Stephen's . . 
Mt. Olive ... 
St. Luke's .... 

Pilgrim 

Bethany 

Piny 

St. Paul's .... 

*St. James, Sumter, S.C 

Laus 

Richland 

Zion 

St. James'. . . . 
*St. Andrew's . 
St. Mark's . . 
Nazareth .... 

Shiloh 

Hopewell .... 

Bethany 

Luther's .... 
l|Bethel, (Stanly 
Albemarle . . . 



PAROCHIAL. 



; Total for if 



LOSSES. ACCESSIONS 









3^ 

> a 
^S 

a ■ 
.So 



12300 00$ 225 00 

I OOOO 00| 100 00 
3000 00 | . . . . 
2000 OO' 60 00 
2500 00. ... . 
4000 00 ... - 

3000 OOj . . . . 

1000 00 

6000 00 250 00 



200 00 
5000 00 
1500 00 
2000 00 
3000 00 

800 00 
3500 00 
2000 00 
2500 00 
3000 00 
4000 00 

500 00 
2000 00 

2000 00 
1000 00 
1200 00 
2000 00 
3000 00 
I 100 00 

500 00 
500 00 



1600 00 
1500 00 
1000 00 
1500 00 
1500 00 
2500 00 
1500 00 
800 00 



25000 00 
300 00 
2000 00 

1000 00 

400 00 

15000 00 

1000 00 
21000 00 

1500 00 

1500 00 



200 00 
500 00 
1500 00 
1000 00 



29 332 44 306 89 5 6162 S95S000 00 $6510 00 $151427 44 



t Vacant. * Supplied. ^Vacant a part of the last Svnodical vear. f Synodical Apportionment to United Synod is 
included in Home and Foreign Mission columns. \ Entered Pastorate June, 1890. || Partially supplied last year 



REPORT. 



SUNDAY-SCHOOL. 



53 v 
ho 
S o 
3 03 

o C 



170 
120 
130 
60 
60 
60 
125 
60 
I40 

24 

231 

93 

80 

260 

60 

60 

102 

120 

180 

no 

5° 

25 

l2 i 

8 50 
15 io° 
I5 1 75 
18 105 

9 63 
10: 58 



CONTRI'TIONS. 



$ I42 00|$ 12 60 
25 00 
19 20 
9 41 
6 00 



a » 









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Important Note.— Here"after, Pastors are earnestly requested to read explanatory foot-notes to Stall's Paro- 
chial Table blanks, carefully filling them accordingly ; thus securing uniformity and avoiding trouble.— Sec. 



Minute? of the Boaud of Church E^tengion, 

Report of the Board of Church Extension, by Rev. W. 
A. IyUtz, was received, to be considered item b}^ item, with 
a view to adoption. 

REPORT OF BOARD OF CHURCH EXTENSION. 

This Board has had but one formal meeting during the year. We 
are now a chartered body, and have effected a loan of $500 to the con- 
gregation in Cannon ville, Concord, N. C, on one and two years time. 
We had the deed for said property made to W. A. Lutz and W. G. 
Campbell, as Trustees for the Board. 

Subjoined you have the report of the Treasurer of the Board, which 
I hope will be printed in Minutes of Synod. 
Respectfully, 

W. A. LUTZ, President. 



Annuae Report of T. L, SEIGLE, 

Treasurer oe Church Extension Fund, 

Evang. IvUTh. Synod of North Carolina. 
1889. 

May 1. By amt. on hand last report $* 21 53 

By amt. coll. at Synod from various congregations 146 04 

By amt. St. Paul's, Wilmington S. S 1738 

Sept. 14. By amt. Rev. S. J-,. Keller, Arutz Memorial 3 63 

1890. 

Jan. 13. By amt. St. Mark's 7 00 

Jan. 30. By amt. Bethel 3 40 

By amt. St. Paul's 3 00 

By amt. Christ Church 1 00 

Feb. 13. By amt. St. James, Concord . ., . . 41 91 

By amt. St. James, Concord 34 00 

April 29. By amt. interest allowed by Treasurer 19 69 

1890. '" DISBURSEMENTS. 

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do do do 41 91 

April 2. do do do 100 00 

April 28. do do do 34 00 

April 29. do do do 122 67 

$393 53 fo9S 58 
Respectfully submitted, 

T. h. SEIGLE, Treasurer. 

The report was adopted as a whole, with thanks of 
Synod to the Treasurer, Capt. T. L. Seigle, for paying in- 
terest on all church extension funds placed in his hands. 



MINUTES E. I,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 55 



DIVINE SERVICES. 



Friday, ro.jo A. M. — Synodical sermon by Rev. F. W. 
E. Peschau, President. Text 2 Cor. 5, 20. 

Friday, 8 P. M.~ Sermon by Rev. J. Q. Wertz. 

Saturday, 11 A. M. — Sermon by Rev. W. G. Campbell. 

Saturday, 8 P. M— Sermon by Rev. G. F. Schaeffer. 

Sunday, 11 A. M. — Sermon by Rev. H. C. Haithcox. 

Preparatory service to the Holy Communion, conduct- 
ed by Rev. D. W. Michael. Holy Communion. 

Sunday, 2.30 P. M. — Sermon by Rev. J. Steck, D. D. 

Sunday, 8 P. M. — Sermon by Rev. Geo H. Cox. 

ADDRESSES. 

Monday Mo?ni?ig. — Address on Education, by Rev. 
Prof. J. A. Linn. 

Monday Afternoon. — Address on Missions, by Rev. H. 
A. Trexler. 



MINUTES OF THE MINISTERIUM. 



FIRST SESSION. 



May 5TH, 9 o'clock, a. m. 

Ministerium called to order by the President of Synod. 
Rev. Prof. J. A. Linn offered prayer. 

Ex-President, Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, made report on 
ordination of candidate W. P. Phifer, as directed by the call- 
ed session at Salisbury. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON ORDINATION OF 
CANDIDATE W. P. PHIFER, (Colored). 

Your committee, authorized by this Synod, and under the direc- 
tion of the President of the Alpha Synod, to ordain candidate Phifer, 
would report that this high and holy duty was attended to, in the city 
of Charlotte, N. C, on Monday, April 28th, 1890, by two members of 
the committee, in proper form. Candidate Phifer has done ? good 
work. He has a young congregation, St. Paul's (col.) Evangelical 
Lutheran Church ; has a Sunday-school of about 60, and a parochial 
school of 103. 

After his ordination the President of Synod dismissed him to the 
Alpha Synod. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. W. E. PESCHAU, 

T. S. BROWN, 

W. G. CAMPBELL, 

Committee. 

The above report was received. 

Ministerium adjourned with prayer by Rev. G. F. 
Schaeffer, to meet at the call of the chair. 



SECOND SESSION. 



May 5TH, 5 o'clock, p. m. 
Ministerium was called to order, and opened with 
prayer by Rev. R. L. Brown. 



MINUTES E. Iv- SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 57 

Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, Ex-President of Synod, report- 
ed that he had attended to the duty assigned him in writing 
to Rev. Wm. Stoudenmire regarding his relations to the 
North Carolina Synod. In view of the report made by Rev. 
Peschau* the following resolution was adopted : 

Whereas, There appears to be a misapprehension on the part 
of Rev. Wm. Stoudenmire in regard to his relation to this Synod, 
therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the President of the Ministerium be requested to 
correspond with this brother with a view to the removal of this mis- 
apprehension. 

Resolved, That in case of failure to secure this end, the President 
be empowered to take such constitutional steps as may be necessary in 
the premises. 

A paper was presented by some members (four) of St. 
Luke's congregation, Davidson Co., in which they objected 
to some statements made by their pastor, Rev. D. W. 
Michael, in his Report on the State of the Church. Minis- 
terium decided that it was unconstitutional for them to con- 
sider this paper. Therefore, no action was taken upon the 
paper, except to refer it back to the persons who presented 
it, with the necessary explanation. 

The President of Ministerium announced that certain 
documents had been placed in his hands needing the action 
of the Ministerium, and suggested that a committee be ap- 
pointed to take charge of the papers, with discretionary power 
to act. The following committee was appointed : Revs. J. 
D. Shirey, J. A. Lmn, H. M. Brown, and C. A. Rose. 
Upon motion, the President of Ministerium was added to 
the committee. 

Ministerium adjourned, with prayer by Rev. C. A. 
Rose. 

CHAS. B. KING, Secretary. 



STANDING RESOLUTIONS OF SYNOD. 



i. Resolved, That this Synod recommends to the Church Councils 
the propriety of adopting the plan of collecting Pastor's Salary by 
assessment. 

2. Resolved, That in accordance with the Church Discipline, 
Chapter VI., Section 3, the Church Councils be instructed to require 
every member of the Church to contribute to the support of the Gos- 
pel, except such as in their judgment are too poor to do so. 

3. Resolved, That no charge in connection with this Synod shall 
call a pastor until it has made a satisfactory settlement with the form- 
er pastor as to salary. 

4. Resolved, That hereafter when a pastor is called to a vacant 
charge, the Council be governed by the Discipline of the Church. 

5. Resolved, That the courteous recognition of the presence of 
Ministers, not of the Lutheran Church, be taken by recording their 
names in the Minutes as having been in attendance upon the sessions 
of this Body. 

6. Resolved, That we recommend a Certificate be given in each 
case when a Pastor administers the Sacrament of Baptism or the rite 
of Confirmation. 

7. Resolved, That any young man receiving aid from this Synod 
shall execute a bond to the Treasurer to pay back in full to Synod, 
with interest, the amounts as severally received by him during the 
prosecution of his studies ; in the event he voluntarily abandons the 
active work of the ministry, is deposed, or unites with another denom- 
ination, before the expiration of seven years' faithful service — such 
seven years' faithful service as a Lutheran minister to be considered a 
canceling of his bonds. 

8. Resolved, That as there is a lack of system in the reports, and 
that as no report whatever concerning the state or growth of piety, in 
apy of our institutions, has been submitted to the committee, and as 
it is the duty of no one specially to do so, and as system in all things 
lightens the burdens of work and economizes time, your committee 
would recommend that hereafter the following order should be observ- 
ed in reporting : 1. Attendance upon the various means of grace, such 
as public worship, the attention paid thereto, and observance of the 
Sacrament of Baptism and the Lord's Supper. 2. Giving the number 
in the increase of membership by confirmation, from other churches, 
and by restoration, as well as loss in membership, the condition of the 
Sunday-school and catechetical class. 3. The increase or decrease in 



MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 59 

financial contributions for benevolent objects and to church purposes. 
4. Items of special signification or miscellaneous matter, as special 
services held, questions on church troubles, etc. 5. Growth or decline 
of spiritual life and indications of piety. 6. That the President of each 
of our institutions be required to report to Synod on the religious con- 
dition of the students in our schools of learning. 

9. Resolved, That the Recording Secretary be authorized to award 
the contract for printing the Minutes of each Synod before the assem- 
bling of Synod. 

10. Resolved, That we hereby endorse the plans and constitutions 
used in the organization of Children's Societies and Woman's Societies. 

11. Resolved, That we recommend the plans and constitution thus 
used, to our pastors and people where organizations have not yet been 
effected. 

12. Resolved, That the money from the Children's Missionary So- 
cieties be sent to the Treasurer of Synod, marked, "Children's Fund 
for Foreign Missions," and that the amounts thus collected be accred- 
ited upon the assessments of the various congregations for Foreign 
Missions. 

13. Resolved, That any person wishing to become a beneficiary of 
this Synod be required to present his request to Synod in person, if 
possible, or through his pastor, and that he become a beneficiary of 
Synod only after he has been decided worthy of aid, by a majority vote 
of Synod. 

14. Resolved, That the granting of letters of dismissal from the 
Lutheran Church is contrary to the right usage of our church. 

15. Resolved, That the President at the conclusion of each annual 
meeting of Synod appoint two brethren, one the principal the other 
the alternate, to prepare and to preach the Ordination Sermon at the 
next convention. 

16. Resolved, That hereafter the pastors in reporting on State of 
the Church, shall follow the prescribed order, and shall commit to 
writing, and read all that they wish to report to Synod ; but that it be 
left optional with the lay-delegates to report verbally or in writing. 

17. Resolved, That each congregation be required to report to 
Synod all communing members whose connection has not been dis- 
solved by letter or excommunication. 



6o MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF NORTH CARO- 
LINA COLLEGE. 



Rev. S. ROTHROCK, D. D., President, 

Rev. J. A. LINN, A. M., Vice-President, 

Hon. H. C. McALLISTER, Secretary, 

JONAS COOK, Eso., Treasurer, 

REV. W. R. BROWN, 

Rev. F. W. E. PESCHAU, 

Rev. GEO. H. COX, 

Mr. R. A. BROWN, 

Dr. P. A. BARRIER, 

Mr. G. E. RITCHIE, 

Dr. R. A. SHIMPOCK, 

Mr. J. W. MILTER, 

Capt. W. A. BARRIER, 

Rev. C. A. ROSE, 

Rev. J. M. HEDRICK, 

Mr. DANIEL D. BARRIER, 

Mr. MARVEL RITCHIE, 

Rev. H. M. BROWN. 



BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MT. PLEASANT 
FEMALE SEMINARY. 



Rev. C. A. ROSE, President, 

Rev. W. R. BROWN, Vice- President, 

Capt. JONAS COOK, Secretary, 

Mr. M. A. HOLSHOUSER, 

Dr. C. M. POOLE, 

Mr. RUFUS W. MISENHIMER, 

Mr. CALEB L. NUSSMAN, 

REV. W. A. LUTZ, 

Mr. C. H. FISHER, 

Rev. C. A. MARKS, 

Rev. J. M. HEDRICK, 

REV. J. Q. WERTZ. 



PROOEEDiira-s 



OF THE 



Called Session 



OF THE 



EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 



Synod m Histenom of florin Carolina, 



HELD IN 



ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, SALISBURY, N. C, 



Rev. CHAS. B. KING, Pastor, 



BEGINNING AUGUST 27, 1889. 



OFFICERS OF SYNOD. 

President— Rev. F. W. E. PESCHAU Wilmington, N. C. 

REC. SEC'Y— Rev. CHAS. B. KING Salisbury, N. C. 

Cor. Sec'y— Rev. W. G. CAMPBELL Concord, N. C. 

Treasurer— Coe. P. N. HEILIG Salisbury, N. C. 



M INUTES 

OF THE 

SPECIAL SESSIOK 



According to appointment of the last annual convention 
of the North Carolina Synod, the Special Session of the 
Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina met in St. 
John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Salisbury, N. C, 
Rev. Chas. B. King, pastor, Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, 
August 27th, 1889. 

After synodical sermon by the President, Rev. F. W. 
E. Peschau, from text Exodus 14, 15, the Special Session 
of Synod was opened in due form by the President and 
Corresponding Secretary, Rev. W. G. Campbell. 

FIRST SESSION. 



August 27, n o'clock, A. M. 
The President in chair, the synodical roll was called, 
and the following ministers and lay-delegates were enrolled : 

Ministerial. Lay. 

Rev. S. Rothrock, D. D Geo. L. Wilhelm. 

W. Kimball Capt. J. A. Fisher. 

W. R. Ketchie C. H. Bost. 

R. Iv. Brown John W. Felker. 

H. M. Brown J. A. Misenhimer. 

F. W. E. Peschau Prof. James Cook. 

W. A. Lutz J. M. Taggart. 

W. G. Campbell W. H. Barnhardt. 

J. M. Hedrick John C. L-ingle. 

J. W. Strickler M. G. M. Fisher. 

C. A. Rose Capt. W. A. Barrier. 

T. S. Brown P. A. Sloop. 

B. W. Cronk J. Z. Schultz. 

H. A. Trexler C. H. Fisher. 

Chas. B. King H. W. Steel. 

S. h. Keller 

C. A. Brown 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 63 

Following absent : 
Clerical. Lay. 

Rev. J. B. Davis, D. D.* G. J. Holsebeck.* 

" W. H. Cone* W. H. Strauss, Esq. f 

" J. D. Shireyt Prof. F. B. Brown.* 

" G. F. Schaeffer* John B. O'Briant. * 

" A. D. L. Mosert Dr. C. M. Pool.* 

" J. H. Fespermau t Hon. H. C. McAllister. * 

S. A. Hoover.* 

CLERICAL. 

Rev. E. P. Parker,* Rev. G. H. Cox,f 
" P. E. Zink,* " Prof. J. G. Schaid.t 

" J. A. Linn,* " J. L. Buck,* 

" Wm. Stoudenmire,* " W. R. Brown, f 

" D. W. Michael,* " J. H. Wyse.* 



t Absent and excused. * Absent and unexcused. 

Rev. Iv. A. Bikle, D. D., of the Tennessee Synod, Rev. 
Prof. C. L. T. Fisher, of the Nebraska Synod, and Revs. 
J. D. Koontz (col.) and W. P. Phifer (col.), of the Alpha 
S3*nod of Freedmen in America, were received as advisory 
members of Synod in session. Mr. B. H. W. Runge and 
Mr. C. A. Brown, candidates for the Lutheran ministry, 
were invited to seats in Synod. By request of Secretary, 
Rev. T. S. Brown was appointed Assistant Secretary pro tern. 

The President handed in his report, which was re- 
ceived for reading and consideration at the next annual 
session of Synod. 

PRESIDENT'S REPORT. 

Beloved Brethren :— Well may we say with the Psalmist, 
" Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name ; worship the Lord 
in the beauty of holiness, " for we have been spared and permitted to 
meet again without the loss of any, to deliberate again in the interest 
of the Church of our most holy Lord. 

This being a special session, I can but hope, that in its spirit, in 
its labors, and in its results it will bring special success, and that as 
we hope to adopt a new constitution for our guidance, that this will 
mark an era of new vigor, new prosperity, new activity, and new 
growth and development in our good old Synod. 

I hope, I urge, I beg, I plead, make this convention the push- 
ahead convention ; as in 1803 our grand old Synod received its first 
start in this historical town, and from that move has grown constantly 



64 MINUTES E. I,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

in spite of all impediments, so may this special session of Synod, in this 
same place, be the beginning of new, energetic work for the Master 
and for souls. 

The new and special work, which I hope you will take up, will be 
given in my recommendations, after the usual official information. 

RESIGNATIONS. 

Rev. J. W. Strickler has resigned the Union charge, the resigna- 
tion to go into effect in October, 1889. 

Rev. J. D. Shirey has resigned as pastor of vSalem and St. Luke's 
churches, and the resignation has been accepted, he having been 
elected President of North Carolina College. 

INSTALLATIONS. 

Rev. J. M. Hedrick was duly installed pastor of "the Cold Water 
Pastorate," on Sunday, May 5, 1889, by Revs. H. M. Brown and F. 
W. E. Peschau. 

Rev. W. Kimball was duly installed as pastor of "Concordia and 

Grace Churches," on 1889, by Revs. C. A. Rose and J. W. 

Strickler. 

DEDICATION. 

The beautiful and holy edifice in which we are assembled was 
solemnly and appropriately dedicated to the triune God, on Sunday, 
May 19, 1889. The Rev. Charles B. King, the beloved and efficient 
pastor, and our venerable and venerated father in Israel, the Rev. S. 
Rothrock, D. D., once pastor loci here performed the act of dedication. 
A brother in Christ, well-known and highly esteemed in our Lutheran 
Church, the Rev. W. S. Bowman, D. D., of Savannah, Ga., preached 
an able and appropriate sermon on the joyous occasion. 

We cannot but rejoice with the pastor and people of this grand, 
historical, old congregation, over their erecting so handsome, costly, 
churchly and elegant a house of worship and dedicating it, free of 
debt, to Almighty God. 

We not only rejoice with them, but, as a Synod, bid them god- 
speed in their noble work, and urge others among our older congrega- 
tions to follow their example, in erecting new and appropriately ap- 
pointed houses of worship. 

This handsome property is worth about $t 2,000.00, and a credit to 
and an ornament to the town, as well as our congregation. 

NEW MEMBERS. 

Rev. C. L. T. Fisher, of Nebraska, having been elected professor 
in N. C. College, and having accepted the professorship, and also hav- 
ing presented a letter of honorable dismissal from the Evangelical 
Lutheran Synod of Nebraska, a synod of which your President was 
once Secretary, he has been received and his name ordered placed upon 
our ministerial roll. 



MINUTES E, L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 65 

We welcome the brother and bid him godspeed in his important 
mission, as he comes into our midst full of Western enterprise, and 
hope that his labors will prove pleasant to himself and profitable to 
our institution. 

OUR INSTITUTIONS. 

With constantly increasing pleasure do I look upon the work of 
our two schools and the increasing prospects of ultimate, grand suc- 
cess in each. 

The Seminary, under the energetic and persistent efforts of our 
esteemed Rev. Prof J. A. Linn, A. M., has recently undergone a 
change, that is an improvement, that must please all. 

The building has been very much enlarged, and in every way very 
greatly improved, and presents, we presume, as fine an appearance as 
any frame Female Seminary, in the entire State. 

Now let the Church show its interest in, and appreciation of, the 
school, in increased measure with the improved facilities;it offers. 

Rev. J. D. Shirey has been unanimously elected President of N. 
C. College, and has, as we are glad to learn, accepted the position 
tendered him, and will at once enter upon his labors. With so de- 
voted and noble a brother at the head of our school, who has for years 
enjoyed and deserved our esteem, the prospects of the school brighten, 
and doubtless they will brighten year by year. 

With good faculties in our schools, with ever increasing member- 
ship in our congregations, and with ever increasing wealth among our 
people; our institutions should have that moral and financial support 
and that liberal patronage which they both deserve and which will 
more and more lift them up to the highest ideal of superior and first- 
class Lutheran institutions. 

God grant that our people may come to the support of their 
schools as they should. 

A NEW CHARGE. 

I am deeply impressed with the high importance of working up 
our interest in the towns and cities of our State, and so venture to rec- 
ommend to your favorable consideration and endorsement the fol- 
lowing : 

I would recommend that the Burlington church (Macedonia) be 
cut loose from the Alamance charge, that a pastor be placed in Bur- 
lington, who shall labor and live in Burlington and work up our inter- 
ests at Greensboro and Lexington and other points along the line of 
the R. R., and that Synod supplement his salary and the Church 
Extension Board loan money enough to buy a lot in Greensboro, tak- 
ing a mortgage on the lot for the amount loaned. No doubt the right 
man would do a good work in these important places. 



66 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

OUR STATE MISSIONARY. 
A grand, new move. We must have a State Missionary. The 
need of such a man is constantly increasing. As I have been spoken 
to, on the subject of starting a paper in our Synod, and for our own 
people, to be called "The N. C. Lutheran," which is not designed to 
supplant or interfere with the Visitor ; but is to be a cheaper paper 
and devoted specially to our interests and the development of our field, 
I would recommend, 

I. That we secure the service of the editor of that paper, as our 
State Missionary, under the title of "Mission President," who shall be a 
member of the Executive Committee provided for in our new constitu- 
tion. 

II. That Synod pay to his support $300.00 per year out of its re- 
ceipts for Home Missions. 

III. That Synod request our noble women to pay a like amount 
for this same object. 

IV. That a committee of five be appointed to select the man, and 
also to secure funds to" buy for Synod, as Synod's property, a house in 
Salisbury or Concord or Charlotte, to be set aside for the free use of 
our missionary just as a parsonage is. 

Truly we can accomplish this so much desired work, if we are only 
united and willing. God will help us if we help our brethren, his holy 
children. 

Having met in special session and according to the provisions of 
Synod, we will be ready for the consideration and adoption of the new 
prepared Constitution, and the transaction of other business that may 
come before us in a proper and lawful manner. 

May God bless us and all our deliberations, to the honor of His 
name, the good of His Church, and the salvation of immortal souls. 
Yours in Christian love, 

F. W. E. PESCHAU. 

On motion, Synod proceeded to the consideration of 
the new constitution with a view to adoption. 

All the articles of Chapter First were adopted, with 
change of word "protect" to perpetuate, in Article III. 

Chapter Second adopted with the following changes : 

Article I., item 3, for word "present," substitute of 
the Synod. 

Article III., item 1, pastoral for word "congregational," 
and the parenthetical clause in this item — beginning with 
"or," &c, — to be left out. 

Item 2 of Article III., the word pastorate for "charge," 
in last clause — "he and his charge." 



MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 67 

Synod granted Rev. W. A. L,utz the privilege of hav- 
ing his vote recorded against the clause in Article III., item 
5, reading thus, "to examine and decide in cases of disci- 
pline, and of appeals from decisions of church councils." 

Item 6 of Article III. was, on motion, stricken out. 

The following substitute adopted instead of item 7 in 
Article III., viz: "Each conference shall, at its first regu- 
lar meeting after the annual convention of Synod, elect a 
President, whose duties shall be such as pertain to the office 
of chairman of a deliberative body." 

Items 8 and 9 adopted. 

Item 10, Article III., amended by inserting the words, 
in a book kept for that purpose. 

On motion, items 12 and 13 of Article III. were strick- 
en out. * 

In item 14, Article III., the word ''these" was inserted 
before By-Laws. 

Chapter Third adopted as amended. 

Item 1, substitute word delegates for "minister." 

Items 2, 3, 4, and 5, adopted. 

Article I., items 1 and 2, amended and changed to 
make one item, as follows : "The President shall preside at 
all the meetings of Synod, and it shall be his duty to see 
that the constitution, laws, and decisions of Synod are duly 
obeyed and its resolutions carried into effect." 

It is an important part of his duty to give counsel to 
every member of Synod when he deems it expedient, and 
particularly to advise and admonish every erring brother. 
If he has good reason to believe any minister is living in 
material violation of the Constitution, it is his duty to call 
upon the individual to relieve his character from imputation 
before Synod. 

Items 3, 4, 5, 6 of Art. I., adopted. 

Item 7 of Art. I. amended by inserting— "or some other 
pet son ' ' — after the word ' ' Vice-President. ' ' 

Art. II., items 1, 2, adopted. 

Art. III., item 1, adopted. 



6S MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Item 2, amended by inserting postbffice address in place 
"of place of residence." 

Items 3, 4, 5, adopted. 

Item 6, amended by inserting the words keep and 
before word "attest." 

Items 7, 8, adopted. 

Consideration of Constitution suspended to hear Capt. 
W. A. Barrier's Address in the interests of the Charlotte 
Seminary for Young Ladies. 

Following resolution adopted : 

"That we have heard with pleasure the remarks of Capt. W. A. 
Barrier respecting the founding of a Lutheran Female College at Char- 
lotte, and that we reaffirm our endorsement of this enterprise by Synod, 
and invite Capt. W. A. Barrier to canvass the congregations of Synod 
to secure aid in behalf of the proposed Seminary." 

S}mod adjourned for meeting of Ministerium. Bene- 
diction by Rev. Prof. C. L. T. Fisher. 



THIRD SESSION. 



8 P. M., Aug. 27, 1889. 

Sjmod called to order by Rev. C. A. Rose in chair. — 
Prayer by Rev. W. A. Lutz. 

Synod proceeded to the further consideration of the Con- 
stitution. 

Article IV., with its items 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, adopted. 

Chapter Fourth — Of Voters and Elections. 

Item 1, amended with the following addition : "Except 
that on all questions of the appropriation and apportionment 
of monej- only pastors in charge of pastorates and lay-dele- 
gates shall vote. ' ' 

Items 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, adopted. 

Chapter Fifth — Of Committees. 

Article I., item 1, amended to read — " tluee clerical and 
two la}- members." 

Item 2, amended to read — "three members shall con- 
stitute a quorum." 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 69 

Items 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, adopted. 
Article II., items i, 2, 3, adopted. 

Article II., item 4, amended by substituting the word 
satisfied for word ' 'clear. ' ' 

Chapter Sixth. 

Item 1, adopted. 

Item 2, amended to read: "Eighteen trustees, six 
ministers and six lay-men, of the Lutheran Church, and six 
from other denominations." 

Item 3, adopted. 

Chapter Seventh — Article I. 

Item 1, amended to read : "All applications for ordina- 
tion, or reception of ministers into this Synod from other de- 
nominations, shall, &c." 

Items 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, adopted. 

Item 7, amended to have all stricken out after the word 
"character." 

Items 8, g, 10, 11, adopted. 

Article II., adopted. 

Chapter Eighth. 

Items 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, adopted. 

Item 9, amended to read: "Should a minister belong- 
ing to this Synod, for any cause find himself constrained to 
demit the regular duties of the ministry, and to cease minis- 
terial activity, he shall remain a member of this Synod ; 
but engagement in any business or office foreign to the 
nature of the ministry, or incompatible with it, shall be 
sufficient reason why he should not be continued on the list 
of ministers. " 

Item 10, amended to read by adding, "But if the re- 
quest for dismission be to connect with a body not in doc- 
trinal accord with this Synod, the President shall give no 
certificate. ' ' 

Item 11, adopted. 

Item 12, stricken out. 

On motion, Prof. Fisher was granted ten minutes at the 



70 MINUTES E. I,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

close of the morning session to present the interests of North 
Carolina College. 

Rev. C. B. Miller, of the Virginia Synod, was received 
as an advisory member of Synod in session. 

Chapter Ninth. 

Item i, amended to read — pastorale instead of "charge," 
and substitute elect for "appoint," and instead of clause, 
"every charge," be made to read — every congregatioii. 

Item 2, amended to read — instead of "sent to represent 
charges," read— sent to represent pastorates or congrega- 
tions." And also to strike out clause, "and it is recom- 
mended that they be selected from among the members of 
the Church Council." Also, make latter part read — "duly 
certified to by the secretary of the council, and by the pre- 
siding officer." 

On motion, regular order of business was suspended to 
hear Report of Committee on Letters. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON LETTERS. 

Your Committee on Letters would respectfully report that the fol- 
lowing letters have been placed in our hands : 

ist. A letter from Bro. J. H. Fesperman, asking to be excused from 
attendance at Synod. We recommend that he be excused, and that 
his letter be read before Synod. 

2d. Letters from Revs. J. D. Shirey, W. R. Brown, A. D. L. Moser, 
and Geo. H. Cox, regretting their inability to be with us at the Call 
Session, and asking to be excused. We recommend that they be ex- 
cused. Respectfully submitted, 

W. A. LUTZ, 

J. M. HEDRICK. 

Report received and adopted. 

The Synod proceeded with the regular order of business. 

Item 3, chapter ninth, amended to substitute the word 
election for "appointment," and elected for "appointed," and 
pastorates for "charges." 

Item 4, amended to substitute Synod's instead of "its" 
before constitution. 

Items 5, 6, 7, adopted. 

Item 8, amended to substitute should for "shall." 



MINUTES E. L- SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 7 1 

Items 9, 10, adopted. 

Item ii, amended to substitute this for "their," and 
add, "if it persist in such course." The word "it" before 
"shall be excluded" to be stricken out. 

It was resolved that no business be transacted at this 
Special Session other than that for which S}aiod has been 
specially called. 

On motion, W. H. Bernhardt was excused from further 
attendance at Synod. 

Synod adjourned to meet at 2.30 P. M., in order to 
have a meeting of the Ministerium. 

Chapter Tenth — Article I. 

Item 1, adopted. 

Item 2, amended to strike out all after "purity of 
life." 

Item 3, adopted. 

Article II., under item 1st (1) adopted; (2) amended to 
read Conference or Synod instead of Synod or Conference ; 
(3). (4), (5), adopted. 

Item 2, adopted. 

Article III., item 1, adopted. 

Item 2, amended by adding — and a copy of the charges 
shall be immediately forwarded by the President to the 
accused. 

Item 3, adopted. 

Item 4, amended by adding — "and it shall be brought 
to Synod only after Conference has been able to dispose of 
the case." 

Item 5 of Article III., adopted. 

Items 6 and 7, adopted. 

Item 8, amended with supplement, in first paragraph, 
' 'nor shall legal counsel be Used against him.''' And in sec- 
ond paragraph, the following words be stricken out : "The 
case may be investigated immediately. But if the necessary 
evidence be not at hand." 

Items 9, 10, 11, 12, adopted. 

Item 13, amended by substituting/>a.s/<?;-«^ for "charge." 



72 MINUTES E. E- SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

ARTICLE IV. 

Item i, adopted. 

Item 2, amended by adding, "In all cases of appeal 
from decision of the Church Council the appeal vacates the 
judgment." 

Items 3, 4, adopted. 

Chapter Eleventh. 
Chapter eleventh adopted as a whole. 

Chapter Twelfth. 
Chapter Twelfth adopted as a whole. 

Chapter Thirteenth. 
Chapter Thirteenth adopted as a whole. 

Chapter Fourteenth. 

Chapter Fourteenth adopted as a whole, embracing the 

VII. Articles. 

By-Laws. 

By-Laws adopted. 

An Order for the Installation of Officers of Synod, adopted. 

The Constitution and By-Laws adopted as a whole. 

On motion, Rev. W. G. Campbell was elected Vice- 
President of the North Carolina Synod. 

On motion, the following was adopted : 

"Whereas, The Synod of Maryland has kindly granted Licen- 
tiate W. P. Phifer a letter of honorable dismissal from that body, and 
commending him to the care of this Synod : and, whereas this certifi- 
cate was granted with a view to enable Mr. Phifer to seek ordination 
at the hands of this body, therefore, be it 

Resolved i. That we hereby express our appreciation of the court- 
esy extended by our sister Synod. 

Resolved 2. That we assume the care of Candidate Phifer, and 
commend his application to the favorable consideration of the Minis- 
terium. 

Resolved 3. That a copy of this preamble, and the accompanying 
resolutions, be forwarded to the Secretary of the Maryland Synod. 

Synod took a recess for meeting of Ministerium. Can- 
didate C. A. Brown was brought before the Ministerium, 
and, after satisfactory examination, was ordained to the of- 
fice of the Gospel ministry, in St. John's Evangelical Lu- 
theran church, Salisbury, N. C, Aug. 28th, 1889. Rev. 



MINUTES F,. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 73 

W. A. L,utz preached the ordination sermon from text, Luke 
9, 60: "Preach the kingdom of God." Rev. F. W. K. 
Peschau, President of Synod, conducted the ordination cer- 
emony. 

The following were elected as the Executive Commit- 
tee of Synod : Revs. Geo. H. Cox, W. G. Campbell, C. A. 
Rose, Capt. J. A. Fisher, Mr. J. Z. Schultz. 

It was resolved that the printing of Minutes of the 
Called Session and the new Constitution, be postponed until 
after the meeting of the next annual Synod. 

Synod adjourned according to prescribed form, at n 
o'clock, P. M., Aug. 28, 1889. 

CHAS. B. KING, Secretary. 



MINUTES OF THE MINISTERIUM 
OF THE 

SPECIAL SESSIOK 



FIRST SESSION. 



Aug. 27, 1889, 6 p - M - 

Ministerium called to order by the President. Prayer 
by Rev. J. M. Hedrick. 

Letter read from Candidate C. A. Brown, asking that 
his examination for ordination be continued and closed at 
this called session of Synod. 

The following committee was appointed to examine 
Candidate C. A. Brown, namely : Revs. F. W. E. Peschau, 
W. A. Lutz, J. W. Strickler. 

Ministerium adjourned to meet at the call of the Chair. 
Benediction by Rev. W. R. Ketchie. 



SECOND SESSION. 



Aug. 29, ii 

President in chair. Prayer by Rev. R. L,. Brown. — 
Minutes of first session read and approved. 

It was resolved that Mr. Henderson N. Miller's appli- 
cation to Synod for beneficiary aid be referred to Synod, 
with request for favorable consideration. His pastor, Rev. 
C. B. King, was instructed to notify the Beneficiary Com- 
mittee of Mr. Miller's worthiness and present needs. 

Candidate C. A. Brown was admitted to the Ministe- 
rium for examination on Revealed Theology and Hebrew. 

On motion, Revs. F. W. E. Peschau, T. S. Brown, W. 
G. Campbell, were appointed a committee to examine, and, 
if satisfactory, to ordain Candidate W. P. Phifer, at some 
convenient time and place. 

Ministerium adjourned with benediction by Rev. B. W. 
Cronk. 



MINUTES E. L,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 75 

THIRD SESSION. 



Aug. 28, 1889, 5 P. M. 
President in the chair — Ministerium opened with prayer. 
REPORT OF COMMITTEE TO EXAMINE CANDIDATE C. 
A. BROWN. 
Mr. Chairman, We your committee appointed to examine Mr. C. 
A. Brown, would beg leave to announce that we have performed our 
duty, and that he sustained a creditable examination. We hereby 
heartily recommend that he be ordained to the holy office of the Gos- 
pel ministry. 

F. W. E. PESCHAU, 
W. A. LUTZ, 
J. W. STRICKLER, , 
Committee. 
Mr. C. A. Brown promised to return to the Theological 
Seminary and complete his course of theological studies ; 
whereupon the Ministerium voted that he be ordained at 
this Called Session. Time appointed, 8 o'clock this evening. 
Ordination sermon to be preached by Rev. W. A. L,utz. 
The following resolution adopted : 
Resolved, That we recommend to the Board of N. C. College, that 
Mr. Henderson Nifer Miller, of St. John's congregation, Salisbury, 
and Rev. W. Kimball's son — — be given half tuition in N. C. College. 
Ministerium adjourned with benediction by Rev. W. 
Kimball. 

CHAS. B. KING, Secretary. 



ihstidieix:. 

PAGE. 

Advisory Members 15 

Appropriations, Report of Committee on 37-38 

Apportionment, Report of Committee on 39-40 

Beneficiary Education, Report of Committee on 21 

Beneficiary Education and Missions, Annual Addresses on . . 43 

Beneficiary Education, Pledges of Supplement 44-45 

Blackwelder Will Case 49 

Common Service, pastors requested to introduce 31 

Constitution, Proposed Amendments to 41 

Census Table 50-51 

Conferences, Proceedings of, Report of Committee on 45 

Church Extension, Minutes of the Board of 54 

Divine Services 55 

Election of Officers 15 

Education, Annual Address on, Rev. Linn 27 

Executive Committee's Report 45-48 

Executive Committee's Report on Report of Committee .... 48 

Female Seminary, Mt. Pleasant, Report of Board of. 19-20 

Finance, Report of Committee on 34 _ 37 

Institutions, Church and Education, Report of Committee on . 26-27 

Letters and Petitions, Report of Committee on 3 2- 33 

Minutes of Former Sessions, to be Collected and Bound 29 

Missions, Report of Committee on 31 

Minutes, Number to be Printed 34 

Money Sent to Synod, Specific Mention 42 

Minutes of Ministerium 56-57 

Ministerium Documents 57 

North Carolina College, Report of the Board of Trustees of . . 18 

Orphanage and Home for Aged Ministers, Report of Comm. on 41-42 

Organizations, New 43~44 

Ordination of Candidate W. P. Phifer, colored 56 

President's Report 7-14 

President's Report, Report of Committee on 28-29 

Pastoral Districts, Report of Committee on 42 

Parochial Report 52-53 

Roll of Synod .•■■■. 6 

Respect, Resolutions of 44 



index. 77 

PAGE. 

Synodical Calendar iScjo-'gi 3 

Speakers for Next Convention 4 

Special Committees 4 

Standing Committees 17-18 

Standing Resolutions, Additional 23 

Strohecker, Rev. T. H., received 25 

Sister Synods, Report of Delegates to 29 

Sister Synods, no delegates to be elected this year — fraternal 

greeting to be written by president 42 

State of Church, Report of Committee on . .« 43 

Stoudenmire's (Rev. William) relations to Synod 57 

St. Luke's congregation paper regarding statements made by 

their pastor 57 

Seaman's Mission, Resolution 49 

Standing Resolutions of Synod 5^59 

Treasurer's Report 15-17 

Treasurer's Bond 25 

Trustees for North Carolina College and Mt. Pleasant Female 

Seminary, Committee to Nominate 28 

Theological Seminary, Southern, Resolution 34 

Thanks, Resolutions of 49 

Time and Place of Next Meeting 3, 49 

Trustees, Board of, for North Carolina College 60 

Trustees, Board of, for Mt. Pleasant Female Seminary 60 

United Synod, Report of Delegates to 23-25 

Unfinished Business, Report of Committee on 30 

Vacancies of Trustees in Institutions, Report of Committee on . . 40 

Vacancies, Churches, Report of Committee on 41 

Woman's Home and Foreign Missionary Societies, Request to 

'Pastors relative thereto 31 



insroiEix:- 

Called Session, August, 1889. 

PAGE. 

Advisory Members 63 

By-Laws adopted 72 

Constitution, Consideration of 66-72 

Executive Committee 73 

Female College, Lutheran, at Charlotte 68 

Letters, Report of Committee on 70 

Ministerium Minutes, Called Session 74~75 

Ordination of Candidate C. A. Brown 72 

President's Report 63-66 

Printing Minutes, Called Session 73 

Roll of Synod 62-63 

Vice-President Elected 72 






MINUTES 



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EIGHTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL MEETING 



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EVANGELICAL "LUTHERAN 



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REV. W. A. LUTZ, Pastor, 



BEGINNING FRIDAY, MAY !, 1891. 



Henkel & Co.'s Steam Printing House, 
OFFICE OF OUR CHURCH PAPER, SHENANDOAH VALLCY, &.Z.. 
. , New Market, Shenandoah, County, Virginia. 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



EIGHTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL MEETING 



OF THE 



EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 



SYNOD AND MINISTERIUM 



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REV. W. A. LUTZ, Pastor, 



BEGINNING FRIDAY, MAY 1, 1891. 



Henkel & Co.'S Steam Printing House. 

OFFICE OF OUR CHURCH PAPER, SHENANDOAH VALLEY, &C, 

New Market, Shenandoah County, Virginia. . 



SYNODICAL CALENDAR i8gi-'g2. 



OFFICERS OF SYNOD. 

President— Rev. GEO. H. COX Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

Vice-President— Rev. C. A. ROSE Zeb, N. C. 

Secretary— Rev. CHAS. B. KING .... Salisbury, N. C. 
Treasurer— Mr. I. FRANK PATTERSON . China Grove, N. C. 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 
Rev. GEO. H. COX, Chairman, Rev. C. A. ROSE, Cor. Sec., 
Rev. CHAS. B. KING, Mr. I. F. PATTERSON, Treas. 

Mr. W. H. REISNER, Rec. Sec. 



BOARD OF CHURCH EXTENSION. 

President— Rev. W. A. LUTZ ..' Enochville, N. C. 

Secretary— Rev. CHAS. B. KING Salisbury, N. C. 

Treasurer— Mr. I. FRANK PATTERSON . China Grove, N. C. 

Capt. JONAS COOK Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

W. H. STRAUSS Wilmington, N. C. 

ARCHIVARIUS. 

Rev. J. D. SHIREY Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 



SENIORES MINISTERII. 

Fifty-eight Years in the Ministry. 

Rev. S. ROTHROCK, D. D., Rev. J. B. DAVIS, D. D. 



TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT ANNUAL MEETING. 

The 89th Annual Convention of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod 
of North Carolina will be held in St. Paul's Church, Rowan County, 
N. C, (4 miles from Salisbury) beginning Friday before the first Sun- 
day in May, 1892. ....._. , _ 



CALENDAR OF THE UNITED SYNOD. 



OFFICERS. 

President— Rev. E. T. HORN, D. D., Charleston, S. C. 

Vice-President— Rev. W. B. YONCE, Ph. D Salem, Va. 

Secretary— Rev. A. L. CROUSE , Hickory, N. C. 

Treasurer — 

BOARD OF MISSIONS. 
Rev. E. T. HORN, D. D., Rev. R. C. HOLLAND, Rev. E. A. WINGARD, Rev. H. S. 
WINGARD, J. D. CAPPELMANN, Hon. H. A. MEETZ, and C. M. EFIRD, Esq. 

COMMITTEE ON COMMON SERVICE. 

Revs. E. T. HORN, D. D., Prof. J. S. KOINER, Prof. W. B. YONCE, Ph. D., 

Prof. L- A. FOX, D. D., C. A. ROSE, S. HENKEL, D. D. 

TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING. 

Time and place of next meeting left to arrangement of the officers. 



DELEGATES TO OTHER SYNODS. 



DELEGATES TO THE UNITED SYNOD. 

PRINCIPALS. 
CLERICAL. LAY. 

REV. C. A. ROSE I. FRANK PATTERSON, 

GEO. H. COX . . P. N. HEILIG, 

F. W. E. PESCHAU . GEO. E. RITCHIE, 

C. A. MARKS C. G. HEILIG, 

C. B. KING . . J. H. REHDER, 

J. Q. WERTZ . W. A. LENTZ, 

C. B. MILLER H. T. J. LUDWIG. 

ALTERNATES. 
CLERICAL. LAY. 

Rev. W. R. BROWN E. L. CLONINGER, 

" W. KIMBALL P. A. SLOOP, 

" D. W. MICHAEL GEO. W. DRY, 

" C. L. T. FISHER D. D. BARRIER, 

" C. C. LYERLY MARVEL RITCHIE, 

" PETER MILLER S. E. LINTON, 

" S. ROTHROCK . . P. M. BROWN. 



DELEGATES TO SISTER SYNODS. 



TO THE VIRGINIA SYNOD. 

Rev. C. A. MARKS, Principal. Rev. P. MILLER, Alternate. 

TO THE TENNESSEE SYNOD. 

Rev. F. W. E. PESCHAU, Prin. Rev. Prof. C. L. T. FISHER, Alt. 

TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 
Rev. GEO. H. COX, Prin. Rev. J. Q. WERTZ, Alt. 

TO THE SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA SYNOD. 

Rev. CHAS. B. KING, Prin. Rev. B. W. CRONK, Alt. 



SPECIAL COMMITTEES. 



COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS. 

REVS. CHAS. B. KING, W. R. BROWN, and C. L. T. FISHER. 

COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATION OF CANDIDATES. 

Revs. F. W. E. PESCHAU, C. L. T. FISHER, C. A. ROSE. 

COMMITTEE ON THE BLACKWELDER WILL. CASE. 
THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF SYNOD. 



SPEAKERS FOR NEXT CONVENTION. 



ADDRESS ON BENEFICIARY EDUCATION. 
Rev. B. W. CRONK, Prin. Rev. D. W. MICHAEL, Ai/r. 

ADDRESS ON MISSIONS. 
Rev. J. Q. WERTZ, Prin. Rev. P. MILLER, Ai/r. 

ORDINATION SERMON. 
Rev. C. A. ROSE, Prin. Rev. W. A. LUTZ, Ai/T. 



MINUTES 



OF THE 

EIGHTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE 



icalL 



OF 
HELD AT 

ST. ENOCH'S CHURCH, ROWAN CO., NORTH CAROLINA, 

REV. W. A. LUTZ, Pastor, 
BEGINNING FRIDAY, jVIAY 1st, 1891. 



The eighty-eighth annual convention of the Evangel- 
ical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina met in St. Enoch's 
Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rowan County, N. C, Rev. 
W. A. Lutz, pastor, Friday morning, at 10.30 o'clock, May 
1st, 1891. The opening devotional service was conducted 
by the President, Rev. Geo. H. Cox, and the Secretary, 
Rev. Chas. B. King. The synodical sermon was preached 
by Rev. Geo. H. Cox from text Matt. 15, 34. Then fol- 
lowed the administration of the Lord's Supper and adjourn- 
ment with benediction, to meet at 2 o'clock, P. M. 



FIRST SESSION. 



May ist, 2 o'clock, P. M. 

The Synod was formally opened according to the pre- 
scribed form in Book of Common Service. 

The roll of ministers was called, and the names of lay- 
delegates representing proper credentials were enrolled. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



Ministers. 



ROLL OF SYNOD. 

Time Entering Postoffice 
Ministry. 

Rev. S. Rothrock, D. D 1S33 . . Gold Hill, N. C . . . 

" J. B. Davis, D. D. (a. e.) . . 1833 . 

" W. S. Bowman, D. D. (a. e.) . 

" J. F. Schaeffer (a. e.). . . . 1S51 . 

" W. H. Cone (a. e.) 1858 . 

" W. Kimball 1859. 

" J. D. Shirey 1S60 . 

" A. D. L. Moser ........ 1863 . 

" W. R. Ketchie 1868 . 

" J. H. Fesperman (a. e.) . . 1868 . 

" R. L. Brown 1868 . 

" E. P. Parker 1871 . 

" Geo. H. Cox 1872 . 

" H. M. Brown (a. e.) . . . . 1873 . 

" P. E. Zmk (a. e.) 1873 . 

" F. W. E. Peschau 1873 . 

" C. A. Marks ........ 1S76 . 

" W. A. Lutz 1877 . 

" Peter Miller (a. e.) 1861 . 

" C. C. Lyerly. . . .• 1888 . 

" J.A.Linn 1877. 

" W. G. Campbell 1877 . 

" J. M. Hedrick 1877 . 

" J. Q. Wertz . 

" Wm. Stoudenmire (a.). . .1880 

" C. A. Rose 1882 . 

" T. S. Brown (a. e.) 1882 . 

" T. H. Strohecker (a.) .... . 

" Prof. C. L. T. Fisher .... 1S84 . 

" B. W. Cronk 1884 . 

" H. A. Trexler 1886 . 

" W. R. Brown 1886 . 

" Chas. B. King 1886 . 

" C. B. Miller 1887 . 

" D. W. Michael 1887 . 

" D. A. Deaton 1891 . 

" M. Wolf . 



. West Liberty, Ohio . 
. Charlotte, N. C . . . 

. Monroe, Ga 

. New Market, Va. . 
. China Grove, N. C. 
. Mt. Pleasant, N. C . 
. Enochville, N. C . 

. Kappa, N. C 

. Troutman, N. C. . 
. Salisbury, N,C. . 

. Salem, N. C , 

. Mt. Pleasant, N„ C. , 
. Brick Church. N. C 
. Lmwood, N. C . . , 
. Wilmington, N. C. 
. China Grove, N. C. 
. Enochville, N. C 
. Concord, N. C . . . . 
. Copal Grove, N. C. 
. Mt. Pleasant, N. C. . 
. Concord, N. C . . . . 
. Concord, N. C . . . . 
. Salisbury, N. C. . . 



Lay-DelegateS- 



Capt. J. A. Fisher. 
C. G. Heilig. 



J.J. Starr ette. 

Geo. W. Dry. 
D. W. Hall. 

J. H. Rehder. 

S. W. Winecoff. 
D. M. Isenhour. 
Geo. E. Ritchie. 
John A. Troutman. 

D. R. Hoover. 

A. D. Misenheimer. 

D. A. Wiley. 



. Zeb, N. C W. A. Lentz, Esq. 

. Salem, Va 

. Troutman, N. C. . . E. L. Cloninger, Esq. 

. Mt. Pleasant, N. C. . . 

. Bear Poplar, N. C . . Edward Sifford. 

. Cravan, N. C . ... Solomon Eagle. 

. Organ Church, N. C. P. A. Sloop. 

. Salisbury. N. C . . . 



Gibsonville, N. C . 
Tyro Shops, N. C. . 



Lewis A. Carmer. 
H. F. Swicegood. 



Ridgeway, N. C. 



Guilford Pastorate Henry Farmer. 

(a. e.) Absent and excused. (a.) Absent and unexcused. 

VACANT PASTORATES. 



Churches. Delegates. 

f Holy Trinity C. G. Heilig 

] Mt. Carmel 

! Albemarle 



Address of Delegates. 
. . . Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 



Forsyth Mission. 
Nazareth | 



Shiloh 



D. W. Hall Rural Hall, N. C. 



I Hopewell 
[ Bethany 

f St. Michael's ) 

3J St. Paul's L E. L. Cloninger Troutman, N. C. 

[ Amity j 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 7 

The President read his annual report, which was re- 
ceived and held for reference to proper committee. 

PRESIDENT'S REPORT. 

Brethren of the Grand Oed North Carolina Synod : — 
Greetings in the Name of our dear Lord Jesus : Another Syn- 
odical year, with all its changes and vicissitudes, trials and difficulties, 
blessings and encouragements, has passed away, and under the bless- 
ings of the Lord our God our lives have been spared, and we are now 
once more assembled as a synod in our eighty-eighth annual conven- 
tion. 

We have left our homes, our families, our pastorates, and we are 
here, not for pleasure, although there is much pleasure in our thus 
gathering together, but as ministers of the Holy Spirit ; embassadors 
for Christ, intent upon the work to which our God has called us ; here 
to devise and adopt the best plans and the best means for the carrying 
on of that work. 

The year just closing has been one of success and encouragement. 
All along the line there is advancement and improvement. 

Let. us lift up our hearts to God in devout thankfulness for all the 
blessings of the past and present, and implore the guidance and up- 
lifting power of the Holy Spirit to lead and direct us in the path of 
virtue, truth, right, and success in the future. 

And now, dear brethren, in surrendering the trust to you, which 
you in your preference bestowed upon me, a year ago, permit me to 
call your attention to certain matters of business, and to offer some 
recommendations which to me seem necessary for the proper advance- 
ment of the work of our Synod. 

RESIGNATIONS. 

The following resignations have been handed in during the year : 
Rev. T. S. Brown, St. Mark's, Charlotte, October 8, 1890 ; Rev. H. C. 
Haithcox, Salem and St. Luke's, October 5, 1890 ; Rev. Prof. J. D. 
Shirey, member of Synod's Examining Committee, December 10, 1890 ; 
Rev. B. W. Cronk, Guilford Pastorate, January 13, 1891. 

CAEES ACCEPTED. 
The following calls have been accepted : Rev. C. C. Lyerly to 
Bethel (Stanley) Pastorate, June 6, 1,890 ; Rev. P. Miller to St. John's 
(Cabarrus), July 4, 1890; Rev. B. W. Cronk to Salem and St. Luke's, 
January 13, 1891 ; Rev. W. S. Bowman, D. D., to St. Mark's, Char- 
lotte, Feb. 12, 1891. 

EETTERS OF TRANSFER. 
The following letters of transfer have been received : Rev. C. C. 
Lyerly from Southern Illinois Synod, June 6, 1890 ; Rev. M. Wolf 



8 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

from New York and New Jersey Synod, June 28, 1890 ; Rev. P. Miller 
from Virginia Synod, October 30, 1890. 

By the provisions of our constitution, the President had no power 
to order the names of Revs. Lyerly and Wolf to be entered upon the 
synodical roll, but placed the letters in the hands of the Examining 
Committee, which will report at this convention of Synod. 

Rev. Miller, coming from a synod belonging to the same General 
Body that we do, was duly received, and his name entered upon the 
clerical roll of Synod. (See Cons., chap. 8, item 7, p. 20.) 

SUPPLIES. 

Theological student R. S. Patterson very acceptably supplied St. 
John's (Cabarrus Co.) for a term of three months during the summer. 

Rev. Prof. J. A. Linn has regularly supplied Mt. Carmel during 
the year. 

Rev. J. Steck, D. D., has supplied St. Mark's, Charlotte, for about 
three months. 

Rev. F. W. E. Peschau has supplied St. James, Sumpter, S. C, 
during the year. 

Rev. W. G. Campbell has supplied St. Andrew's during the year. 

The Faculty of North Carolina College has supplied Mt. Pleasant 
and Albemarle during the year. 

LETTERS OF HONORABLE DISMISSION. 

The following letters of honorable dismission have been granted : 
Rev. C. A. Brown to Southwestern Virginia Synod, Sept. 12, 1890; 
Rev. H. C. Haithcox to Synod of Northern Illinois, Dec. 9, 1890. 

INSTALLATIONS. 

The following brethren have been duly installed : 

Rev. H. C. Haithcox, as pastor of Salem and St. Luke, July 21, 

1890, by Revs. W. A. Lutz and Geo. H. Cox. 

Rev. P. Miller, as pastor of St. John's (Cabarrus Co.), Nov. 30, 

1890, by Rev. Prof. J. D. Shirey, President of North Carolina College 

and the President of Synod. 

APPOINTMENTS. 

According to the constitution (Chap. 5, Art. 2, Item 3): Rev. Prof. 
C. L. T. Fisher was appointed a member of Synod's Examining Com- 
mittee, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Rev. Prof. 
J. D. Shirey. 

CORNER-STONES LAID. 

Bethany, Stokes Co., Rev. H. M. Brown, pastor, June 27, 1890. 
The address was delivered by Rev C. B. Miller. 

Amity Hill, Rev. T. H. Strohecker, pastor, Oct. 8, 1890. Address- 



MINUTES E. h. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 9 

es were delivered by Revs. W. G. Campbell, Vice-President of Synod, 
and Rev. H. C. Haithcox. 

St. Matthew's Mission Chapel, Wilmington, March 30, 1891. Ad- 
dresses were delivered by Rev. F. W. E. Peschau and the. President of 
Synod. 

DEDICATIONS. 

Beautiful St. Mark's, of Charlotte, was dedicated by Revs. T. S. 
Brown and E. A. Wingard. The sermon was delivered by Rev. W. S. 
Bowman, D. D. 

This has been a year of push and improvement amongst our 
churches. 

The Alamance pastorate, Rev. C. B. Miller, pastor, has had its 
parsonage completely overhauled and improved at a cost of $335. 

Bethel (Stanley Co.,) Rev. C. C. Lyerly, pastor, has had its par- 
sonage painted inside and out at a cost of $50. 

Mt. Olive, Rev. Geo. H. Cox, pastor, has had the church painted 
and otherwise beautified and improved at a cost of something over $100. 

St. Michael's, at Troutman, Rev. T. H. Strohecker, pastor, has 
been completed, and a fine large bell placed in the belfry. The entire 
debt of the congregation has been canceled. 

A mission, under the name of St. Matthew's, has been inaugura- 
ted by St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran church, of Wilmington, N. C. , 
in a suburb of the city called Brooklyn. Already there are 108 names 
on the roll of the Mission Sunday School. A lot on Fourth Street has 
been purchased and paid for at a cost of $1100, and a beautiful chapel 
in Gothic style 30x55 feet is now in course of construction. 

Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rev. H. M. Brown, pas- 
tor, a beautifully finished church 30x40 is now entirely completed, at 
a cost of $ 

Holy Trinity, of Mt. Pleasant, has remodeled, painted, and other- 
wise improved and beautified its parsonage at a cost of $305. 

St. John's, of Salisbury, Rev. C. B. King, pastor, has placed a 
large bell in its belfry at a cost of J 



OUR INSTITUTIONS. 

Mt. Pleasant Female Seminary opened the scholastic year with 
very flattering prospects. Shortly before the holidays, on account of 
sickness amongst the pupils, the Principal, Rev. Prof. J. A. Linn, was 
compelled to suspend. After the holidays, when the sickness had 
subsided, not having sufficient encouragement to re-open, the Princi- 
pal tendered his resignation to the Board of Trustees, which was ac- 
cepted. Since that time the school has been conducted by the Misses 
Shirey, with a reasonable degree of success. This institution has been 
a very great blessing to our church and people in the past, and may 
accomplish still greater things in the future. I trust that Synod will 



IO MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

exercise that fostering care and interest so necessary, and adopt such 
measures as will make the institution what it should be, a grand 
success. 

North Carolina College is enjoying increased and increasing suc- 
cess under the wise and able management of the President, Rev. Prof. 
J. D. Shirey, and his efficient corps of professors and tutors. A larger 
number of students is now in attendance than has been for a long 
time. Every room is occupied and numbers are occupying rooms in 
private dwellings. The institution has recently received a legacy of 
$1,000. There is now a fair prospect that the R. & S. R. R. will soon 
be built through the town, a thing much needed and long desired, and 
which will, no doubt, give an impetus to the college never known 
before. The endowment fund, under the able and energetic manage- 
ment of Rev. Prof. C. L. T. Fisher, is being systematically collected, 
and the institution is getting upon a firm financial basis. 

OUR AGED BRETHREN. 

It is a source of joy to be able to report that our highly honored 
and deeply loved father in Israel, Rev. S. Rothrock, D. D., and Rev. 
J. B. Davis, D. D., are still spared to us. Both are now retired from 
active, field-service, and both are enjoying a reasonable degree of 
health. A letter has been received from Rev. J. B. Davis, D. D., stat- 
ing that he had been planning for months to attend this meeting of 
Synod, but that on account of a severe attack of the grippe he is una- 
ble to attend, and asking to be excused. 

REV. J. H : FESPERMAN. 

Rev. J. H. Fesperman, who has so long been in suffering, still 
needs our love and sympathy. At his suggestion, I addressed an offi- 
cial request to the R. R. authorities, asking that they allow Bro. Fes- 
perman reduced rates of travel over their routes to Baltimore which 
they cheerfully and generously granted, giving him a free pass. He 
has been in that city seeking to be relieved from his terrible sufferings, 
but is now returned to his home without as yet any relief. 

/ 
DEATH. 

It is my sad duty to announce the death of two of our most prom- 
inent and efficient laymen. Capt. W. A. Barrier died at his home in 
Charlotte, Oct. 6, 1890, and Capt. T. L. Seigle, Feb. 27, 1891. A wide 
gap has thus been opened in the lay ranks of the North Carolina Syn- 
od, and the whole Synod mourns the loss. Great, true, pure, and 
good, they were beloved, respected, and honored, at home and abroad. 
But they are gone. May God our Heavenly Father raise up many 
more such in the North Carolina Synod. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. I I 

LEGACIES. 

I have the very great pleasure of announcing to the Synod some- 
thing quite uncommon, but something that we trust may become more 
common in the future. That is that there have been two legacies left 
us during this year. 

Capt. T. L. Seigle, who, during his life-time, did so much for the 
church he loved, the beautiful St. Mark's of Charlotte, remembered 
her also in his last will, bequeathing her $1,000 in cash, besides also 
providing for the payment of a loan of $500 due by the congregation. 

Capt. W. A. Barrier, an honored son of our Synod, who, up to the 
time of his death, held the responsible position of Treasurer of the 
United Synod, before bidding adieu to all earthly things made his will, 
bequeathing to North Carolina College the sum of $1,000, and also a 
large sum to the United Synod for the purpose of establishing a Theolog- 
ical Seminary in the South, with the provision that in the event such 
seminary was not established said amount should go to the Evangeli- 
cal Lutheran Synod of North Carolina, to be used for home missions. 
He also bequeathed a lot and $500 in cash to St. Mark's of Charlotte 
for the purpose of building a parsonage. 

I applied to Mr. C. H. Duls, executor of said will, who very 
kindly furnished me with a certified copy of the same, which is here- 
with submitted to Synod. 

North Carolina, Mecklenburg County. 

I, W. A. Barrier of the county and State aforesaid, being of sound 
and disposing mind and memory, do make, publish, and declare this 
my last will and testament. 

Item 1. I give and bequeath one thousand dollars and my library, 
except my encyclopedia library, to Hugh L. Barrier. 

Item 2. I give and bequeath one thousand dollars to my half- 
sister, Mary Ella Welch. 

Item 3. I give and bequeath to Miss Jane Alexander and Mrs. E. 
McLeod, wife of Austin McLeod, one hundred dollars each. 

Item 4. It is my will that my lot of land in Charlotte, N. C, 
bounded by 10th and nth street, Pine Street, W. S. Alexander's land 
and others, be divided into six equal lots, and I will and devise the one 
on the corner of 10th and Pine streets to the trustees of St. Mark's Evan- 
gelical Lutheran Church of Charlotte, N. C, and I also will and be- 
queath to said trustees five hundred dollars for the purpose of build- 
ing a parsonage on said lot. 

Item 5. I will and bequeath one thousand dollars to North Caro- 
lina College at Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

Item 6. I will, devise, and bequeath 'that all the rest and residue 
of my property, real and personal, and wherever situated, including 
my school-house property and store property and residue of my 10th 



12 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

and nth street property in Charlotte, N. C, two lots of land in Ivan- 
hoe, Va., four building lots in Salem, Va., and my residence lots and 
my half interest in two residence lots of land in Salem. Va., bejsold, 
and the fund and moneys arising therefrom I give, devise, and be- 
queath to the United Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in 
the South, to be used in establishing a Theological Seminary, and if 
such seminary is not established, then same is to go and I will the 
same to North Carolina Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, to 
be used for home missions. 

Item 7. 1 nominate and appoint Chas. H. Duls, of Charlotte, N. 
C, as executor of this my last will and testament. 

W. A. BARRIER. 

Signed and delivered in our presence, and we sign same in the 
presence of said testator, and at his request this October 4, 1890, \)/ z 
o'clock, A. M. C. A. MISENHEIMER, 

GEO. L. KREUGER. 

State of North Carolina, \ 
Mecklenburg County, J 
I, J. M. Morrow, Clerk Superior Court in and for said county and 
State, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a full, true, and correct 
copy of the last will and testament of W. A. Barrier, deceased, as ap- 
pears of record and on file in my office. 

Witness my hand and official seal this April 2, A. D., 1891. 

J. M. MORROW, 
Clerk Superior Court. 

conferences. 

The Northern Conference has held two meetings during the year : 
the first in St. Michael Church, Rev. T. H. Strohecker, pastor, in 
Aug., 1S90 ; and the second in Bethel Church, Rowan Co., Rev. C. A. 
Rose, pastor — at this meeting no quorum was present. ' No business 
was transacted demanding the attention of Synod. The officers of 
Conference are Rev. B. W. Cronk, President ; Rev. W. Kimball, Sec- 
retary ; Rev. W. A. Lutz, Treasurer. 

The Southern Conference has held two meetings during the year : 
the first in Organ Church, Rev. W. R. Brown, pastor, in June, 1890 ; 
and the second in Cold Water Church, Rev. J. M. Hedrick, pastor, in 
Nov., 1890. No business demanding the attention of Synod was trans- 
acted. Officers, Rev. Geo. H. Cox, President ; Rev. H. A. Trexler, 
Secretary ; Rev. W. R. Brown, Treasurer. 

Both Conferences seem to be accomplishing good, principally by 
the discussion of doctrinal and practical questions. The only real 
draw back seems to be in the lack of attendance upon the part of 
many pastors. L T pon this subject I respectfully call attention to our 
Constitution — Chap. 8, Sec. n, Page 21. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 13 

LUTHERAN SEAMAN'S MISSION. 

Realizing the importance of the Synod's having definite informa- 
tion regarding the Lutheran Seaman's Mission at Wilmington, N. C, 
I visited the same in March, and found the mission in thoroughly 
good working order, and accomplishing a great and good work. Rev. 
F. W. E. Peschau, who has charge of the work, has held regular 
services, during the year on Sunday at 4 P. M., and on Wednesday at 
8 P. M. These services are held in Luther Memorial building of St. 
Paul's Church, in the Scandinavian language, and are well attended ; 
sometimes as many as seventy foreign Lutheran seamen being present. 
During the synodical year, as many as one thousand Scandinavian and 
twelve hundred German Lutheran seamen have attended the mission 
services, and the Holy Supper has been administered to about fifty. 

The Christian Association of St. Paul's Church has a man employ- 
ed, who visits all vessels coming into port, invites all to attend the 
services and gives pastor Peschau all needed information. I was pres- 
ent and participated in the mission service, and was seriously and fa- 
vorably impressed with the work. 

RECOMMENDATIONS. 

And now I offer the following recommendations for your con- 
sideration : 

In view of the ambiguity of some of the provisions of our new 
constitution, I recommend the following amendment, to-wit : Chap. 
7, Art. 1, Item 7, insert between the words "furnish" and "satisfac- 
tory" the words "the President with'" and add "his letter of honorable 
dismission from the synod to which he last belonged, shall be accepted 
as such evidence ; and if entirely satisfactory to the President, he shall 
then have authority to receive such minister as a member of synod, 
and cause his name to be enrolled, after having examined and sub- 
scribed to the constitution. But if not entirely satisfactory, or if there 
are any doubts as to either orthodoxy or regularity, &c, then the 
President shall place the letter in the hands of the Examining Com- 
mittee to be acted upon as provided for in Chap. 5, Art. 2, Items 3 
and 4. 

2. With regard to our College, I recommend that the Synod suit- 
ably express its approval and commendation of the self-denying labors 
of the faculty of North Carolina College. 

3. That Rev. Prof. C. L. T. Fisher be continued as financial ageut 
for the collection of the Endowment Fund, and that the Synod con- 
tinue to pay the expenses of the same, and 

4. That Synod appropriate two hundred dollars a year to liqui- 
date the debt hanging over the institution. 

5. With regard to our aged brethren, Rev. S. Rothrock, D. D., 
and Rev. J. B. Davis, D. D. , I recommend that as a mark of our love and 



14 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

esteem their names be continued upon the same page with those of the 
officers of Synod, with the statement of the number of years spent in 
the ministry, and that they be granted optional attendance upon Synod. 

6. With regard to our afflicted brother, Rev. J. H. Fesperman, I 
recommend that Synod give suitable expression of its sympathy and 
love. 

7. I recommend that a committee of three be appointed to draft 
suitable resolutions concerning the death of Capt. W. A. Barrier and 
Capt. T. L. Seigle, and that a page in our Minutes be set apart to their 
memory. 

8. I also recommend that Synod express its appreciation of the 
legacy left by Capt. Barrier to North Carolina College ; and that an 
agent or agents be appointed to look after the Synod's provisional in- 
terest in the same estate, and that the thanks of the Synod be extended 
to Mr. C. H. Duls, Charlotte, executor of Capt. Barrier's will, for bis 
kindness in furnishing the Synod with a certified copy of said will. 

9. A noble son of the North Carolina Synod has left a handsome 
legacy with which to establish a Theological Seminary in the South. 
I therefore recommend that we make a strong effort to secure the loca- 
tion of said seminary within the bounds of our Synod. 

10. In 1889, Synod passed a resolution (p. 36, Minutes 1889) put- 
ting the matter of holding an annual Sunday-school Convention into 
the hands of the Conferences. Nothing has been done. I therefore 
recommend that Synod arrange and provide for an annual convention 
of all Lutheran Sunday-schools within our bounds. 

11. I recommend that Synod express its appreciation of the labors 
of Rev. F. W. E. Peschau in our Lutheran Seaman's Mission at Wil- 
mington, that he be continued in charge of the same, and that a suffi- 
cient sum be appropriated to reimburse him for his services. 

12. Last year the Synod could not see its way to employ a State 
Missionary, and in consequence another year's work has been lost -to 
us. An immense field and an open door are before us. Why should 
we not go in and occupy the land ? I therefore recommend that Synod 
set apart a sufficient amount to support a State Missionary and that 
the Executive Committee be authorized to employ a suitable man at 
the earliest possible moment. 

THE UNITED SYNOD. 

As yet no time nor place has been announced for the meeting of 
the United Synod. It will probably meet, however, some time during 
the coming year. I therefore recommend that Synod, during the 
present convention, elect her quota of representatives. 

And in view of the very unsettled condition of some of our 
churches, as well as the position heretofore taken by Synod regarding 
the latter part of the third item of "regulations in regard to work," 



MINUTES E. Iv. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 15 

contained in the "By-Laws, Rules of Order," &c, proposed for adop- 
tion by the United Synod, I recommend that Synod respectfully ask 
the United Synod to eliminate said item from said By-Laws, &c., and 
that our delegation receive specific instructions concerning the same. 

THE WOMAN'S HOME AND FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETY. 

Our Woman's Home and Foreign Missionarj' Society is accom- 
plishing a great and good work. Out of 55 congregations, belonging 
to Synod, only 20 have active working societies, with an aggregate 
membership of about 500, and yet this comparatively small number 
has, during the past synodical year, contributed the large sum of $535. 

Year after year the Synod passes resolutions recommending and 
urging that auxiliary societies be organized in each congregation. 
Many pastors of country charges find this difficult to accomplish ; not 
because they are not interested in the work ; nor yet on account of 
any particular opposition to the work upon the part of our women ; 
but, principally, because of a lack of a knowledge and understanding 
of the work. What is needed is frequent rneetings in the interest of 
missions and society work. I therefore recommend that the Woman's 
Home and Foreign Missionary Society of our Synod be invited and 
requested to hold meetings in connection with our Conferences, and 
that, if thought necessary, to accomplish this, the conferences be 
urged to meet one day sooner than heretofore. 

Respectfully submitted, GEO. H. COX. 

Whereupon followed the election of officers, with the 
following results : 

President — Rev. Geo. H. Cox. 
Vice-President — Rev. C. A. Rose. 
Secretary — Rev. Chas. B. King. 
Treasurer — Mr. I. Frank Patterson. 

The officers elect were duly installed by Rev. Father 
Rothrock. 

ADVISORY MEMBERS. 

The following brethren were introduced and received 
as advisory members : Revs. W. P. Phifer and Samuel Holt, 
of Alpha Synod ; Revs. R. S. Arrowwood and Paul Bar- 
ringer, of the Reformed Church ; Mr. W. A. Deaton, candi- 
date for ordination ; Messrs. R. L. Bame and H. E. H. 
Sloop, theological students. 



l6 MINUTES E. X,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

re- 



All papers intended for Synod were received to be 
ferred to proper committees, 
ent announce 
i as follows : 

STANDING COMMITTEES. 



:d to proper committees. 

The President announced his appointment of the Stand- 
Committees as follows : 



ing Committees as follows : 



i. President's Report.— Revs. C. L. T. Fisher, J. A. 
Iyinn, and Capt. J. A. Fisher. 

2. State of the Church.— Revs. C. A. Rose, W. Kimball, 
and Mr. J. J. Starrette. 

3. Church Institutions a?id Education. — Revs. J. Q. 
Wertz, C. B. Miller, and Mr. Geo. W. Dry. 

4. Report of Executive Co?nmittee. — Revs. C. A. Mark, 
W. Kimball, and Mr. S. W. Winecoff. 

5. Missions. — Revs. W. A. L,utz, B. W. Cronk, and Mr. 
D. M. Isenhour. 

6. Minutes and Unfinished Btisiness. — Rev. R. L,. 
Brown, and Messrs. D. A. Wiley and E. L,. Cloninger. 

7. Petitions and Abse?itees. — Revs. D. W. Michael, S. 
Rothrock, D. D., and Mr. Solomon Eagle. 

8. Vacancies. — Rev. H. A. Trexler and Messrs. P. A. 
Sloop and Henry Farmer. 

9. Finance. — -Rev. C. B. Miller and Messrs. C. G. 
Heilig and J. H. Rehder. 

10. Appropriations. — Revs. W. R. Brown, D. W. 
Michael, and Mr. Lewis A. Carmer. 

11. Apportionment. — Revs. B. W. Cronk, A. D. L,. 
Moser, and Mr. John A. Troutman. 

12. Pastoral Districts. — Revs. J. A. L,inn, R. L,. Brown, 
and Mr. Geo. Ritchie. 

The Treasurer read his annual report, which was re- 
ceived and referred to Committee on Finance. 



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TREASURER'S REPORT. 

I. FRANK PATTERSON, Treasurer, 

IN account with the 

Evangelical Lutheran Synod of 

North Carolina, for iSgo-'gi. 

home missions. 
1890. Cr. Dr. 

May 5. To am't rec'd from Finance Committee at 

St. Luke's church, Davidson Co., N. C. . $424 40 

1891. 

Jan. 10. To cash from B. W. Cronk, Low's church . 9 43 

Jan. 10. To cash from B. W. Cronk, Richland's ch. . 2 40 

1890. 
May 6. By order paid Rev. H. M. Brown for services 

in Forsyth Mission 150 00 

May 6. By order paid Rev. R. L. Brown for services 

in Davie Mission 75 00 

May 6. By order paid Rev. F. W. E. Peschau for 

services in Seaman's Mission 100 00 

May 20. By order paid J. D. Cappelmann, Treas. 

Board Missions United Synod 75 00 

Aug. 29. By order amt. applied to Henkel & Co., 

order Ex. Comm., Aug. 26, to supplement 

synodical fund 24 40 

1 891. 

April 28. By amt. in Treasury Home Mission ... 11 83 



I436 23 $436 23 
April 28. To amt. in Treasury Home Mission Fund. . |n 83 

1890. FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

May 5. To amt. rec'd from Finance Committee at 

St. Luke's church, Davidson Co., N. C. . . $212 66 

To cash rec'd from Rev. D. W. Michael . . 75 

May 20. By amt. paid J. D. Cappelmann, Treas. Board 

Missions United Synod 21200 

To amt. in Treasury Foreign Mission Fund 1 41 



$213 41 $213 41 

1890. SYNODICAL FUND. 

May 5. To amt. rec'd from Finance Committee at 

Synod held at St. Luke's, Davidson Co.,N. C. $305 04 



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May 5. By order paid Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, travel- 
ing and other expenses in serving Synod . $31 35 

By order paid Rev. C. B. King . 97 

By order paid Rev. J. A. Linn 100 00 

By order paid Rev. C. B. King for services 

as Secretary of Synod . 8 00 

By atnt. for stationery and stamps 55 

By order paid Henkel & Co. for printing 

minutes 186 38 

By order paid Henkel & Co. for stationery 

for officers of Synod 8 37 

By order paid Aull & Houseal for printing 

constitutions 60 35 

To amt. from Home Mission Fund 24 40 

To amt. by order borrowed 66 53 

$395 97 $395 97 



May 


5- 


May 


5- 


May 


12. 


May 


12. 


Aug. 


29. 


May 


29. 


Sept. 


3- 


Aug. 


29. 


Sept. 


3- 


1S90. 




May 


5- 



CHURCH EXTENSION FUND. 

To amt. rec'd from Finance Committee at 

St. Luke's church, Davidson Co., N. C. . . $218 70 

May 6. By order paid T. L. Seigle, Treas 218 70 



$218 70 $218 70 



1890. 




May 


5- 


May 


6. 


May 


6. 


May 


12. 


July 


8. 


July 


8. 


Sept. 


3- 


Sept. 


3- 


Oct. 


3- 


Nov. 


4- 


Nov. 


4- 


Nov. 


18. 


Nov. 


18. 


Dec. 


15- 


Dec. 


27. 


1S91. 




Jan. 


5- 


Jan. 


5- 


Jan. 


10. 



BENEFICIARY EDUCATION. 

To amt. rec'd from Finance Committee at St. 
Luke's church, Davidson Co., N. C. . . . 
To cash from Rev. B. W. Cronk, Richland's 

To cash from Rev. G. F. Schaeffer 

To cash from Rev. T. S. Brown 

To cash from Rev. W. Kimball, Grace . . . 
To cash from Rev. W. Kimball, Concordia . 
To cash from Rev. H. C. Haithcox, Salem . 
To cash from Rev. H. C. Haithcox, St. Luke's 
To cash from Mrs. Rev. W. G. Campbell . . 
To cash from Rev. Geo. H. Cox, Mt. Olive . 
To cash from Rev. Geo. H. Cox, St. Stephen's 

To cash from Rev. J. Q. Wertz 

To cash from Rev. R. L. Brown 

To cash from Rev. J. A. Linn 

To cash from Rev. C. B. Miller 

To cash from Rev. W. R. Brown, Ebenezer . 
To cash from Rev. W. R. Brown, Organ . . 
To cash from Rev. B. W. Cronk, Low's . . . 



J30 


57 


4 34 


1 


00 


3 


00 


2 


05 




70 


4 


00 


2 


10 


2 


00 


1 


50 


1 


50 


2 


50 


2 


GO 


2 


OO 


13 


05 


3 


OO 


3 


76 


2 


75 



MINUTES E. Iv. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 1 9 

Jan. 10. To cash from Rev. B. W. Cronk, Richland's 2 80 

Jan. 10. To cash from Rev. B. W. Cronk, Coble's . . 2 62 

Jan. 10. To cash from Rev. C. A. Mark's Lutheran 

Chapel 5 00 

Jan. 13. To cash from Rev. C. B. King, Salisbury . . 40 00 

Feb. 21. To cash from Rev. C. A. Rose, Bethel. ... 3 40 

Feb. 21. To cash from Rev. C. A. Rose, St. Paul's . . 2 40 

Mar. 4. To cash from Rev. W. A. Lutz 3 00 

Mar. 25. To cash from Rev. J. D. Shirey, Holy Trinity 5 00 

Apr. 8. To cash from Rev. H. A. Trexler, St. Peter's 1 00 

Apr. 8. To cash from Rev. H. A. Trexler, St. Matthew 1 00 

Apr. 8. To cash from Rev. C. A. Mark's Lutheran 

Chapel 1 96 

1890. 

Sep. 23. By amt. paid H. M. Petrea, bene, student . . $150 00 

Nov. 15. By amt. paid Jos. A. Graham, bene, student 16 50 

Dec. 24. By amt. paid Jos. A. Graham, bene, student 13 05 

1891. 

Jan. 11. By amt. paid Jos. A. Graham, bene, student 20 45 

Feb. 10. By amt. paid Jos. A. Graham, bene, student 25 00 

Mar. 21. By amt. paid Jos. A. Graham, bene, student 20 00 

Apr. 8. By amt. paid Jos. A. Graham, bene, student 5 00 

$250 00 $250 00 

The above shows amount in my hands as Treasurer of 

Home Mission fund $ 11 S3 

Foreign Mission fund 1 41 

INDEBTEDNESS. 

One note for money borrowed $ 66 53 

Interest for 8 months at 6 per cent 2 66 

I 69 19 
Respectfully submitted, 

I. FRANK PATTERSON, ' 
Treasurer Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina. 
China Grove, N. C, April 29, 1891. 

The Chairman of Executive Committee read the an- 
nual report of that committee which was received and re- 
ferred to proper committee. 

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 
OF SYNOD. 

Brethren : — The Executive Committee of Synod respectfully- 
submits the following report : 



20 MINUTES E. Iv. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

We have held three meetings during the year, and have attended 
to the following matters of business. 

I. THE BLACKWEEDER-WILE-CASE. 

The committee took special pains to examine into the Blackwel- 
der-will-case, referred to us by Synod. 

A communication was received from Mr. A. D. Misenheimer, 
husband of her who was formerly the widow Blackwelder, asking us to 
give our consent to the appropriation of $60 of the money belonging 
to the Blackwelder estate, and now in the bauds of the court, to defray 
the expenses of the law suit that had been tried ; and also a proposi- 
tion to purchase the Synod's interest in the estate, to which the Exec- 
utive Committee, after careful consideration, made the following re- 
ply, viz. : 

Resolved ist, That we the Executive Committee of the North Caro- 
lina Synod decline, at present, to sell the Synod's interest in the 
Blackwelder estate for less than nine hundred dollars ($900.) 

Resolved 2d, That it is the understanding of the Executive Com- 
mittee that the Synod is exempt from any cost in the legally contest- 
ed case of the Blackwelder will, as decided by Hon. Judge H. W. 
Montgomery, in the court of Cabarrus Co., N. C. 

The parties declined to accept our proposition, and hence nothing 
further has been done. 

II. A STATE MISSIONARY. 

At our first meeting after the adjournment of Synod, the follow- 
ing action was taken with regard to a State Missionary, viz. : 

Whereas, The Executive Committee of the North Carolina 
Synod feels the great need of a State Missionary to labor in our bounds, 
in our mission work ; and, 

Whereas, The Executive Committee has had no funds placed at 
its disposal, for this work, for the present Synodical year; therefore, 
be it 

Resolved, That we ask the W. H. and F. Missionary Society to 
co-operate with the Executive Committee in the home missionary 
work by the North Carolina Synod, and to designate at their annual 
convention in August, 1890, the extent of their co-operation. 

The convention declined to co-operate with us ; and, therefore, we 
have been unable to do anything in this direction. 

III. SYNOD'S CONSTITUTION. 

The following action concerning the printing of the Constitution 
of Synod was taken : 

Whereas, The Executive Committee realizing the fact that in 
the press of business Synod failed to provide for the printing of a suffi- 
cient number of copies of the Constitution ; therefore, be it 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 21 

Resolved, That the Secretary of Synod be requested to have two 
iiundred and fifty (250) additional copies printed. 

We respectfully ask Synod to approve of this action. 
IV. MOCKSVIEEE. 

The Synod placed the Mocksville mission in the hands of the 
Executive Committee. Concerning which the following action was 
taken, viz.: 

Resolved 1st, That on account of the lack of funds, we the Exec- 
utive Committee cannot see our way clear to recommend an appro- 
priation for the proposed mission work at Mocksville, N. C. 

Resolved 2d, That since we are unable, at present, to pledge any 
financial support, yet we hope that the enterprise may eveutually 
succeed. 

Resolved 3d^ That w r e recommend that a congregation be organiz- 
ed, and that they select some other lot than the Austin property for 
the church building, in case they should determine to erect a church. 

V. BENEFICIARY FUNDS. 

The following in regard to the Synod's Beneficiary work was 
adopted : 

Resolved, That the balance of the Beneficiary Fund that may re- 
main in the hands of the Treasurer of Synod, after the S}rnodical ap- 
propriations are met, be apportioned to Mr. Joseph A. Graham, candi- 
date for the Lutheran ministry, now a student at North Carolina 
College. 

VI. THE WILMINGTON CONSTITUTION. 

In regard to the constitution of St. Paul's congregation, Wilming- 
ton, N. C, the Executive Committee examined the constitution care- 
fully and reported the result to the congregation according to the 
action of Synod. 

VII. BOARD OF MISSIONS. 

A letter was received from the Board of Missions of the United 
Synod, asking us to designate some particular point within our terri- 
tory, for their consideration as the next general mission point, to 
which the following reply was given, viz. : 

Resolved, That we, the Executive Committee of the North Caro- 
lina Synod, according to our constitution, have no power to recom- 
mend a particular point for Home Mission work to the Board of the 
United Synod, but that we will lay the matter before the next annual 
meeting of our Synod. 

We, therefore, recommend here and now this request of the Board 
of Missions of the United S} r nod to the favorable consideration of Synod. 
Respectfully submitted, GEO. H.COX, 

President Executive Committee. 



22 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

The Ex-Secretary's report was received and approved 
by Synod. 

Report of the Board of Trustees of North Carolina Col- 
lege, by Rev. Geo. H. Cox, was read, received, and refer- 
red to Committee on Church Institutions. 

REPORT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF NORTH 
CAROLINA COLLEGE. 

The Board of Trustees of North Carolina College is able to pre- 
sent to Synod, this year, the most gratifying report that has been 
made for years : a report which, we are sure, should cause thankful- 
ness and rejoicing in the heart of every member of Synod. God, our 
Heavenly Father, has been very near to us, and has greatly blessed 
our beloved institution during the year. On all sides, there are cheer- 
ing indications that our people are beginning to appreciate the worth 
and importance of our college more than ever before ; and by the 
blessings of the Lord our God our institution is getting better 
equipped than ever before for the great work assigned her. 

THE FACULTY. 
There has been no change in the faculty during the year ; and r 
hence, we need not burden this report with a list of the same. We 
repeat what we said last year, "That we have a strong working force," 
, and we hope that there may be no necessity for a change for years to 
come. The people are coming to recognize the superiority of our 
faculty, as is evidenced by their increased and increasing interest and 
patronage. 

ATTENDANCE. 

Last year we felt ourselves under the necessity of uniting the 
common school with our Preparatory Department, in order that we 
might increase our income, but the experiment was not at all satis- 
factory. We, therefore, this year, have none but regular students of 
the institution. The wisdom of this change is seen in the fact that 
we are able to report 79 upon the roll, a larger number than has been 
enrolled for eleven years, last year excepted. Of these 79, less than 
one-fifth are of local patronage ; or in other words over four-fifths of 
our students are from abroad. 

FINANCES. 

The finances of the institution are in a much healthier condition 
than they have been for years. 

Of the principal of the Endowment Fund there has been collected 
$2087.10. Of this amount $2,000.10 has been loaned out, secured 
by interest-bearing mortgage notes on real estate, leaving a balance 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OE NORTH CAROLINA. 23 

of $87 in the hands of the Treasurer of the Board, Capt. Jonas Cook, 
■which will also soon be invested. 

Of the interest of the Endowment Fund there has been collected 
$846.77, which has been paid on the salary of the faculty. At least 
$100 is due and will be paid in June, 1891. 

The income from tuition, room-rent, and incidental fees has been 
up to this time about $1,425. 

In response to the resolution of Synod (Min. 1890, p. 27), there 
has been sent to the Treasurer the following sums for repairs : 

Christiana congregation, Rev. J. Q. Wertz, pastor $ 3.75 

Lutheran Chapel congregation, Rev. C. A. Marks, pastor . . 2.15 

Centre Grove congregation, Rev. C. A. Marks, pastor . . . 2.03 

St. John's (Salisbury) congregation, Rev. C. B. King, pastor, 14.60 

Mt. Olive congregation, Rev. Geo. H. Cox, pastor 2.16 

St. Stephen's congregation, Rev. Geo. H. Cox, pastor ... 1.00 

Holy Trinity, Mt. Pleasant . 5.65 

Total $ 31.34 

Rev. Geo. H. Cox, by personal effort in and near Mt. Pleas- 
ant, raised for repairs the sum of $ 53.35 

Capt. Jonas Cook, by personal effort, raised for the same fund, 27.50 
The Faculty made a voluntary gift, in cash, for the same fund, 250.00 

— 7* 

Total $ 330.85 

Thus it will be seen that the income of the institution for all pur- 
poses during the year has been $4,721. 

In addition to this, the Treasurer of the Board has been duly no- 
tified of a legacy of $1,000, given to the college by Capt. W. A. Bar- 
rier, deceased, with the information from the executor of the estate, 
Mr. C. H. Duls, of Charlotte, N. C, that he expects and desires to pay 
the same some time during the coming summer. 

THE FINANCIAL AGENT. 

The employment of Rev. Prof. C. L. T. Fisher as financial agent 
by the Board, and the assumption of the attendant expenses by the 
Synod, has proven a decided success, both as to the man employed 
and the work accomplished. It is a fact, evident to all, that Prof. 
Fisher is the right man in the right place ; his indomitable energy, 
push, aud enthusiasm are contagious, and are rapidly telling wherever 
he goes, increasing interest and giving the people confidence in the 
success of the institution. 

To give you some idea of the labors in this work performed by 
Prof. Fisher, during the past year, we condense from his reports, pre- 
faced by the remark, that he has taught regularly four days in each 
week : 

Number of congregations visited, 31; number of families visited, 325. 



24 MINUTES E. I,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

It is thus seen that he has visited all, or nearly all, the congrega- 
tions that have subscribed to the Endowment Fund, or in other words, 
more than one-half the congregations belonging to Synod. 

Number of sermons preached, 44; number of addresses deliverediu 
the interest of education, 25 ; number of days absent from his family,. 
75 ; number of miles traveled, 84S. He has traveled in various kinds- 
of conveyances at an expense of $98.50. 

And now, in view of all the facts, circumstances, and conditions 
in the case, past and present, we think that the Synod should, by all 
means, continue to support this work. 

IMPROVEMENTS 

We have been able to make some needed and decided improve- 
ments. During last summer's vacation the inside of the main build- 
ing (halls, chapels, and dormitories), and the Preparatory Department 
were completely overhauled — ceiled and painted at a cost of $250. 
This amount was paid by the faculty out of their own individual 
funds, for which they deserve the praise and thanks of the whole 
Synod. The building is now in prime order, neat, comfortable, and 
attractive. 

The repair committee had work done on the roofs of the main 
building and Pi-Sigma-Phi hall ; some much needed work done 
on the college well ; a new well dug, and a kitchen built to the Presi- 
dent's house at a cost of $170.85. 

The Campus has been very much improved, and, when com- 
pleted according to the plans adopted, will add very much to the beau- 
ty and comfort of the institution. 

NEEDS. 

Thus we are able to present what we consider the most gratifying 
report that has been made for years. We are all strengthened and 
encouraged, and our hearts go out to our Heavenly Father in thank- 
fulness for all these blessings. But we dare not fold our hands, nor 
cease our efforts. We should still continue to press onward. The sky 
is brightening, the prospect is cheering, but there are still difficulties 
in the way ; needs, necessities that must be met. 

First. We need that the debts, hanging over the institution, should 
be canceled. They are not many, nor large ; not near so large as 
many similar institutions carry, but they are a great hindrance to 
the advancement and success of the institution ; crippling us more, 
perhaps, than many have supposed. This year, we expect to be 
able to do what has not been done for years, viz., pay all of our 
current expenses and all of our repairs ; and we feel assured that D. 
V. we shall be able in a few years to have an annual surplus. Cannot 
the Synod devise some plan by which these debts can be met ? We 
lay this matter upon the heart of the Synod, praying that God may 



MINUTES E. t,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 25 



direct you to the adoption of some plan that shall very soon release 
our institution from debt, and thus place it upon a firm financial basis. 

Our second need is another building. Already all of our dormi- 
tories are full ; and, with the prospects before us that we have, we 
expect to be still more crowded next year. Now, we are under the 
necessity of holding all of our commencement exercises in the church. 
The chapel is too small, and there is no other room in town large 
enough. What we need, pressiugly need, is a new building with a 
hall suitable for all of our public exercises. What a grand, good 
thing, if some brother or sister, blessed with this world's riches, would 
find it in their heart to give us such a building ! Or, how easily it 
could be built if A, B, C, &c, would say, I'll give $500, $400, $300, 
^200, or $ 100. Brethren of the grand old North Carolina Synod, can 
it not be built ? 

Our third need is legacies and gifts. Are there not men and 
women, who love their church and her institutions, and who will re- 
member it in dispensing their gifts and legacies ? During the past 
year, one dear brother, Capt. W. A. Barrier, an alumnus, class of '72, 
a member of the Board, and a life-long friend of the institution, has 
left us a legacy of $1000. One thousand dollars! Brethren, "think 
on these things," and may God our Heavenly Father stir up many 
hearts to go and do likewise. 

There are two vacancies in the Board, to be filled at this conven- 
tion of Synod. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE H. COX, 
Presidetit Board of Trustees North Carolina College. 

REPORTS ON THE STATE OF THE CHURCH 

were read and referred to proper committee. 

Synod adjourned, pending the reading of reports on 
the State of the Church, with the L,ord's prayer, to meet at 
8.30 o'clock to-morrow morning. 



SECOND SESSION. 



May 2nd, 8.30 A. M. 

Synod was called to order in due form, devotional ex- 
ercises being conducted by Rev. H. A. Trexler 

Minutes of former session were read and approved. 
On motion, the hour of 10 o'clock this morning was set 
apart for the consideration of educational interests. The 
following hours were decided upon for the business ses- 



26 MINUTES E. Iv. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

sions: 8 o'clock, a. m. to 12.30 p. ni., and from 1.30 p. 
m. to 5 p. m. 

REPORTERS. 

The following persons were appointed as reporters for 
various papers : 

Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, Lutheran Visitor ; Rev. B. 
W. Cronk, Our Church Paper ; Rev. C. L,. T. Fisher, Con- 
cord Standard ; Rev. W. R. Brown, Salisbury papers. 

The reading of Reports on the State of the Church were 
resumed. 

The Vice-President, Rev. C. A. Rose, having arrived, 
was installed by the President. 

Rev. R. S. Arrowwood, minister of the Presbyterian 
church, and Mr. W. A. Deaton, candidate for ordination, 
were introduced and received as advisory members of Synod 
in session. 

The Report of Committee on Church Institutions and 
Education, by Rev. J. Q. Wertz, was read and received to 
be considered item by item, with a view to adoption. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHURCH INSTITUTIONS 
AND EDUCATION. 

One of the significant features of the Lutheran Church is educa- 
tion. This is seen in all of her Confessional and Liturgical Works. 

The number and efficiency of her institutions ; her vigilance and 
careful preparation of men for the gospel ministry ; great interest 
manifested in and care bestowed on her children and youth attest the 
fact that she is truly an educational church. If she is to accomplish 
the mission which God has laid out for her, she must not only keep 
abreast, but take the lead in this grand and glorious work. 

Your committee in common with this body have reason to thank 
God and take courage. 

The report coming from our college this year is not full of dark 
forebodings and pregnant with errors and misgivings ; but is il- 
lumed by the spirit of work and success. 

A strong and working force as managers of our institutions means 
confidence on the part of the church in the institutions ; and this con- 
fidence means a liberal and cheerful support of the college by the 
church ; but while our college is doing well, . yet there are many 
things greatly needed, viz. : 

1st. Another building for library and hall for public exercises. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 27 

We would most earnestly request the church of North Carolina to re- 
spond most liberally to this end. 

2nd. The liquidation of the debt now pending. 

From the report of the Board of Trustees of the college we find 
that there are two vacancies in said board. We recommend that 
Synod now proceed to fill these vacancies. 

REPORT ON FEMALE SEMINARY. 

Your committee find, after examining the report of the President 
of the Board of Trustees of this institution, that it has enjoyed anoth- 
er prosperous year. Also that the Principal, Rev. J. A. Linn, who 
has so acceptably served in this capacity for the last seven years, has 
resigned, and that the Rev. Z. W. Bedenbeaugh has been elected in his 
place. 

J. Q. WERTZ, 

CHAS. B. MILLER, 
GEO. W. DRY. 

Item 1. Adopted. 

Item 2. Deferred until Report of Committee on Pres- 
ident's Report. 

Rev. C. C. Lyerly and C. G. Heilig were appointed a 
committee to nominate persons to fill vacancies on the 
Board of Trustees of North Carolina College. Later, by 
request, Rev. F. W. E. Peschau was added to the above 
committee. 

On motion, theological students Messrs. H. E. H. 
Sloop and R. L. Bame were received as advisory members 
of Synod. 

Pending the discussion on education, Synod adjourned 
to hear the annual address on education, which, by request 
of Rev. C. L,. T. Fisher, was delivered by Rev. F. W. E. 
Peschau . 



THIRD SESSION. 



May 2, 2 o'clock, P. M. 

Synod was led in prayer by Rev. J. A. Linn. 

The chair appointed Revs: C. A. Marks, H. A. Trex- 
ler, and W. R. Brown a committee to nominate persons to 
fill vacancies on the Board of Church Extension. 



28 MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

The reading of Reports on the State of the Church was 
resumed. 

Rev. Paul Barringer, minister of the Reformed church, 
was introduced, and received as an advisory member of 
Synod in session. 

On motion, the officers of Synod, in connection with 
the pastor loci, were instructed to ordain the candidate for 
ordination, Mr. W. A. Deaton, now under examination, on 
next Sunday morning, in connection with the morning 
service, provided the Ministerium recommend the ordi- 
nation. 

At this juncture, Rev. W. G. Campbell asked Synod, 
in view of certain resolutions, adopted by St. James con- 
gregation, Concord, N. C, and similar resolutions by 
several other churches represented by pastor J. M. Hed- 
rick; that he (Rev. W. G. Campbell) and Rev. J. M. 
Hedrick, and the delegates from St. James, Concord, and 
the Cold Water charge — Messrs. D. A. Hoover and A. D. 
Misenheimer — be excused from further attendance upon 
the sessions of Synod. The request, by vote of Synod, 
was not granted ; whereupon, Rev. W. G. Campbell and 
Rev. J. M. Hedrick, and delegates Messrs. D. R. Hoover 
and A. D. Misenheimer, retired from the body. 

Report of the Board of Trustees of Mt. Pleasant Female 
Seminary, by Rev. C. A. Rose, was read, and received to 
be referred to Committee on Church Institutions. 

REPORT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MOUNT 
PLEASANT FEMALE SEMINARY. 

Very efficient and successful work has been done in our Seminary 
since the last meeting of Synod — though this work was attended with 
some discouragement, as sickness among the pupils before Christmas 
made it necessary to suspend the exercises for a short time. 

The enrollment for the first term was 47, about 20 of whom were 
boarding pupils, and since Christmas new pupils have been enrolled, 
so that there will be catalogued for the session 65. There is one young 
lady in the graduating class this year. 

In January, 1891, Rev. Prof. J. A. Linn resigned his position as 
Principal of the Seminary to the Board of Trustees, for reasons satis- 
factory to himself, therefore the Seminary during this last term has 



MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 29 

been without a principal ; but by special arrangement, the assistants, 
the Misses Shirey and Mrs. Kliffmuller, have continued the work in 
regular order to the satisfaction of patrons and the Board. 

Further, I would state that, at the last meeting of the Board of 
Trustees, the resignation of Rev. J. A. Linn was accepted, and his 
successor elected in the person of Rev. G. W. Bedenbaugh, whose 
services we hope to secure, together with the present "assistants," so 
that we confidently look for success in the next scholastic year, and 
an increased number of pupils. 

Let all our people rally around our institutions, in the name of 
God, in the cause of Christian education, and they will be sure to 
succeed. C. A. ROSE, 

President Board Trustees Mt. Pleasant Female Seminary. 

The Archiva'rius made his annual report, which was 
received by the Synod as information. 

Synod adjourned with prayer by Rev. S. Rothrock, for 
a meeting of the Ministerium. 



FOURTH SESSION. 



May 4TH, 8 o'clock, A. M. 

Rev. W. R. Brown led the devotional service. 

Minutes read, corrected, and approved. 

On motion, Rev. J. D. Shirey was excused from the 
sessions of Synod after this afternoon session. 

By request, the chair added the name of Rev. F. W. 
E. Peschau to the committee to nominate persons to fill 
the vacancies on the Board of Trustees of North Carolina 
College. 

The report of the Board of Church Extension, by Rev. 
W. A. L,utz, was read, and received to be considered item 
by item with a view to adoption as a whole. 

REPORT OF PRESIDENT OF BOARD OF CHURCH 
EXTENSION. 

The Board has not had a meeting during the year. 

1. As was reported last year, the Board had loaned five hundred 
dollars to Canuonville church, for which the council of St. James E. 
L. Church, Concord, have executed a note, which we herewith submit 
for your approval. 



3<3 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

2. It is with sadness that I report the loss of the wise and prudent 
counsel of the Treasurer of the Board. In his death we have lost the 
most active member of the Board. 

3. I have the resignation of Rev. W. G. Campbell from the Board,, 
leaving two vacancies for Synod to fill. 

4. Inasmuch as a charter for the Board had not been secured, as 
was supposed, I ask that Synod will therefore authorize the President 
of the Board to secure said charter, if you think it necessary. 

Respectfully submitted, W. A. LUTZ, 

President of the Board of Church Extension. 

Item 1. Not approved by the following resolution : 
Resolved, That Synod cannot approve the note executed by the 
Council of St. James' Evangelical L-utheran Church, Concord, N. C. r 
to the Board of Church Extension, for the reason that it is not in prop- 
er form. * 

Item 2. Adopted. ' 

Item 3. Adopted. 

The following resolution was adopted : That a com- 
mittee of three, to-wit : Messrs. J. H. Rehder, E. L,. Clon- 
inger, and Geo. E. Ritchie, be appointed to draft a form of 
note for the use of the Board of Church Extension, speci- 
fying terms of loan and maximum of time, etc., and report 
the same to Synod at this session. 

Resignation of Rev. W. G. Campbell as a member and 
Secretary of the Board of Church Extension was accepted. 

Rev. L. K. Probst, Secretary of the Board of Missions 
of the United Synod, Rev. A. L,. Boliek of the Tennessee 
Synod, and Rev. A. D. Bowie of the Methodist Church, 
were introduced and received as advisory members of Syn- 
od in session. 

Report of Committee on President's Report, by Rev. 
C. L,- T. Fisher, was read and received to be considered 
item by item, with view to adoption as a whole. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PRESIDENT'S REPORT. 

We, your Committee on the President's Report, have examined 
the same carefully, and are much pleased at the evidence of advance- 
ment in all the lines of church activity within the bounds of Synod. 

On recommendations, we submit the following, according to order : 

Rec. 1. We recommend the change proposed. 

Rec. 2. We refer to the consideration of Synod. 

Rec. 3. We refer to the consideration of Synod. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 3 1 



Rec. 4 



We refer to the consideration of Synod. 



Rec. 5. We recommend for adoption. 

Rec. 6. We recommend for adoption. 

Rec. 7. We recommend for adoption. 

Rec. 8. We recommend for adoption. 

Rec. 9. We recommend for adoption. 

Rec. 10. We recommend for adoption. 

Rec. 11. We suggest that Rev. Peschau be heard by the Synod 
in regard to the Seaman's Work. 

Rec. 12. We recommend prompt and decisive action. 

C. T. L. FISHER 
J. A. FISHER, 
J. A. LINN. 

Item 1 of Committee's Report on President's Report 
was adopted on condition that due notice be made of same. 

Item 2. Adopted as amended with the following res- 
olution : 

Resolved, That Synod has heard, with much pleasure, of the suc- 
cess that has attended our college during the past year ; and we heart- 
ily appreciate the self-denying labors of its President and officers. 

Item 3. Adopted with the accompanying resolutions: 

1. That we, as a Synod, most highly appreciate the excellent 
and most successful work of Rev. Prof. C. L. T. Fisher, our Financial 
Agent, and hereby endorse him and his self-sacrificing labors. 

2, That Rev. Prof. C. L- T. Fisher be continued as Financial 
Agent for the collection of the Endowment Fund, and that the Synod 
continue to pay the expenses of the same. 

Item 4. Synod adjourned, pending the discussion of 
item 4 of Committee's Report on President's Report, to hear 
the annual address on Missions by Rev. C. B. Miller. 



FIFTH SESSION. 



May 4TH, 2 o'clock, P. M. 
Synod was led in prayer by Rev. L,. K. Probst. 
Synod resumed the consideration of item 4 of the Com- 
mittee's Report on President's Report. 

Item 4. Under this item the following was adopted : 
Resolved, That the Synod is not ready to endorse the item recom- 
mended. 



32 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Item 5. Adopted. 

Item 6. Adopted. 

Item 7. Adopted. And the following Committee was 
appointed to draft resolutions of respect : Revs. W. A. 
lyUtz, B. W. Cronk and Capt. J. A. Fisher. 

Item 8. Adopted. On motion, the Board of Church 
Extension was appointed a committee to co-operate with 
the committee of the United Synod in caring for the leg- 
acy of the late Capt. W. A. Barrier that was willed to the 
Lutheran Church, South, for the establishment of a Theo- 
logical Seminary. 

Item 9. Adopted with the following addition : 

Resolved, That the Church Extension Board, and the delegates to 
the United Synod, be the proper parties to endeavor to secure the 
Theological Seminary to be established by the legacy of the late Capt. 
W. A. Barrier, at some suitable place in the bounds of this Synod. 

Item 10. Adopted. 

Item. 11. Adopted, with following resolution : 

Resolved, That the Seamen's Mission work be continued in 
charge of Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, that he report to the United Synod, 
and that it be requested to meet the expenses of the Mission — the 
North Carolina Synod continuing its support until the United Synod 
takes it in hands. 

Item 12. Adopted. 

Item 13. Adopted. Report adopted as a whole. 

On motion, individual pledges, and pledges from con- 
gregations, were secured towards the salary of a traveling 
missionary for the North Carolina Synod, to the amount of 
$356, as follows : 

PLEDGES FROM MINISTERS AND LAYMEN FOR HOME 
MISSIONARY WITHIN BOUNDS OF THE N. C. SYNOD. 

PLEDGES OF MINISTERS. 

Rev. W. Kimball $ 500 

R. L. Brown 2 00 

Geo. H. Cox 10 00 

F. W. E. Peschau , 15 00 

C. A. Marks 25 00 

W. A. Lutz 10 00 

J. A. Linn 9 00 



MINUTES E. L- SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 33 



Rev. J. Q. Wertz $ 10 00 

C. A. Rose 10 00 

C. L. T. Fisher 10 00 

B. W. Cronk 5 00 

H. A. Trexler 10 00 

W. R. Brown 10 00 

C..B. King 10 00 

C. B. Miller 5 00 

C. C. Lyerly 5 00 

W. A. Deaton 5 00 



$156 00 

PLEDGES OF LAYMEN. 

J. A. Fisher $ 500 

C. G. Heilig 5 00 

Geo. W. Dry 1 00 

J. H. Render 25 00 

W. A. Lentz . . . .' 5 00 

E. I/. Cloninger • 2 50 

Edward Siffird 2 00 

John A. Troutman 1 00 

Geo. E- Ritchie 2 50 

Henry Farmer 1 00 

Lewis A. Cannon 5 00 

I. Frank Patterson 25 00 

P. A. Sloop 2 00 



$82 00 

PLEDGES FOR CONGREGATIONS. 

Rev. C. B. King's Charge $ 25 00 

W. R. Brown's Charge 5 co 

J. Q. Wertz's Charge 20 00 

C. A. Marks's Charge 10 00 

W. A. Lutz's Charge 5 00 

C. A. Rose's Charge . 10 00 

C. B. Miller's Charge 10 00 

H. A. Trexler's Charge 

W. Kimball's Charge 

R. L. Brown's Charge 

Geo. H. Cox's Charge 

D. W. Michael's Charge 

P. Miller's Charge 

$118 00 
The following resolution was adopted : 
Resolved, That all monies secured for the proposed .State Mis- 



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sionary be placed in the hands of the Executive Committee, to be 
judiciously used for the purpose intended. 

Report of Committee on Missions, by Rev. W. A. Lutz, 
was read and received to be considered item by item. 

Synod adjourned with prayer, pending the reading of 
item ist of Committee's Report on Missions. 



SIXTH SESSION. 



May 5, 8 o'clock, A. M. 
Devotional service was conducted by Rev. J. Q. Wertz. 
Synod resumed the consideration of Report of Com- 
mittee on Missions. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MISSIONS. 

Your Committee on Missions beg leave to report that only one 
paper has been placed in our hands, viz. : 

1. The resignation of Rev. H. M. Brown, Synod's missionary in 
the Forsyth mission. Some one should be sent to fill this vacancy as 
early as possible. 

2. The Davie mission, we learn from the missionary, Rev. R. L. 
Brown, is in a prosperous condition. 

3. Winston demands our immediate attention. There are a num- 
ber of Lutherans now living there, and with the rapid growth of the 
city others will move in. To longer delay action at this place is sui- 
cid'al. 

4. We have a small congregation in Mooresville with about 15 
members, and a number of members at Caldwell's, a station on the 
A. & T. & O. R. R., south of Mooresville, and a very good nucleus 
for a congregation at Sloan's, on the same railroad, north of States- 
ville. These points should have regular preaching, and could be served 
by some one living on this line of railroad at a very small expense. 

5. We also learn that the Catawba mission is served regularly 
by ministers of the Tennessee Synod, though we have no official re- 
port from it. 

6. Mocksville, Lexington, and Elkin have been brought to the 
notice of Synod, and will, no doubt, be referred to in the other reports. 

7. The Seaman's mission in Wilmington is reported as doing 
much good. 

Respecting these points, we would recommend the following : 

1. That on condition that the Forsyth mission raise a salary of 



MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 35 



$250.00 and $200.00 for needed repairs and improvements on the par- 
sonage, Synod appropriate $75.00, and that the Executive Committee 
be instructed to appropriate $175.00 out of the pledges for traveling 
missionary for the purpose of employing a missionary at a salary of 
$500.00. And that this resolution be referred to the Executive Com- 
mittee for favorable consideration. 

2. That $100.00 be appropriated to supplement the salary in the 
Davie mission. 

3. We recommend Winston to be referred to the Board of Mis- 
sions of the United Synod, and pledge earnest and active co-operation 
with any missionary that they may place there. 

4. All the other points mentioned in this report, together with 
points not yet presented to our notice, we recommend Synod to com- 
mit to the Executive Committee with discretionary power to act. 

Respectfully sumbitted, 

W. A. EUTZ, 

B. W. CRONK, 

D. M. ISENHOUR. 

Item 1. Referred to the Executive Committee. 

Item 2. Adopted. 

Item 3. Adopted. 

Item 4. Adopted. Paper adopted as a whole. 

The following were appointed to nominate an Execu- 
tive Committee for the ensuing year : Revs. F. W. E. 
Peschau, W. R. Brown, and W. A. Lentz, Esq. 

Report of Committee on Vacancies, by Rev. H. A. 
Trexler, was read and received to be considered item by 
item. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON VACANCIES. 

We, your Committee on Vacancies, beg leave to report the follow- 
ing charges vacant : 

1. Iredell charge, supplied during part of last year by Rev. T. 
H. Strohecker. 

2. Forsyth mission. 

3. Holy Trinity in Mt. Pleasant, and the church in Albemarle, 
supplied by the Faculty of North Carolina College, and Mt. Carmel, 
supplied by Rev. Prof. J. A. Einn. 

4. Davidson charge after the 12th of July, 1891, by the resigna- 
tion of Rev. D. W. Michael. 

1. We recommend that the Iredell charge meet at once their ob- 



36 MINUTES E. I,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



ligation to their former pastor, Rev. W. Kimball, and call a regular 
pastor as soon as possible. 

2. Also, that the other vacancies secure regular pastors as soon 
as possible ; and we would furthermore call the attention of the va- 
cancies to Revs. A. D. L. Moser, E. P. Parker, and H. M. Petrea, the- 
ological student, who desire work in our Synod. 
Respectfully submitted, 

H. A. TREXLER, 
P. A. SLOOP, 
H. C. FARMER. 
Item i. . Adopted. 

Item 2. Adopted. Paper adopted as a whole. 
Report of Committee on Nominations of Trustees of 
North Carolina College report the following names : . Rev. 
Peter Miller and C. G. Heilig. Adopted. 

Report of Committee on Districts, by Rev. J. A. L,inn, 
was read and adopted. 

COMMITTEE ON PASTORAL DISTRICTS. 

Your Committee on Pastoral Districts find the several pastorates 
to be well arranged and in good working order, and therefore recom- 
mend that no changes be made in the same. 

Respectfully, 

J. A. LINN, 
R. L. BROWN, 
GEO. E. RITCHIE. 

Report of Committee on Petitions and Absentees, by 
Rev. D. W. Michael, was read and received to be consid- 
ered item by item. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PETITIONS AND EXCUSES 
OF ABSENT MEMBERS. 

Your Committe on Petitions and Excuses beg leave to report the 
following for the action of Synod : 

No. i is a letter from Rev. G. F. Schaeffer, containing a money 
order for $12. co. He requests that $2. co be placed to each object men- 
tioned in the apportionment of Synod, and that $2.00 be given to 
the Col. Evangelical Lutheran Church in Charlotte, N. C. He also 
states that his health is such that he will not be able to attend 
this convention of Synod, and asks to be excused. We recommend 
that our brother be excused. 

No. 2 is a letter from our aged brother, Rev. W. H. Cone, prom- 
ising to contribute $5.00 to Synodical Treasury at an early date, and 



MINDTES E. h. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROIJNA. 37 



also requests to be excused for non-attendance upon the sessions of 
■Synod on the account of ill health. We recommend that he be ex- 
cused. 

No. 3 is a letter from Rev. P. Miller, expressing his deep regret 
at not being able to attend Synod on the account of the serious illness 
of his wife. We recommend that he be excused. 

No. 4 is a letter from our sorely afflicted brother, Rev. J. H. Fes- 
perman, asking our tender sympathies and' prayers. We most earn- 
estly recommend that his request be granted, and also that he be ex- 
cused for non-attendance upon the sessions of Synod. 

No. 5 is a letter from Rev. T, S. Brown, expressing his inability" 
to attend Synod, and requests Synod to excuse him. We recommend 
that he be excused. 

No. 6 is a letter from our aged father in Israel, Rev. J. B. Davis, 
D. D., expressing his regards for the brethren personally, and asking 
to be excused on account of ill health and old age. We recommend 
that Father Davis be excused. 

No. 7 is a petition from Bethany Evangelical Lutheran congrega- 
tion, Stokes County, N. C, stating that they have complied with the 
requirements of the Constitution of the North Carolina Synod, and 
therefore pray to be received in connection with the North Carolina 
Synod. We recommend that the congregation be received. 

No. 8 are resolutions presented by St. James, Concord, N. C, and 
Cold Water pastorate. With reference to these papers, we most re- 
spectfully refer Synod to the following constitutional provisions, as 
viz. ; Page 5, chapter 2, article I, section 2 ; page 22, chapter 9, sec- 
tion 4, 5 ; Page 24, chapter 10, article II; section 2; page 27, chapter 
10, article III, section 12. 

No. 9 is a letter' from Rev. M. Wolf, stating that he is unable to 
attend this meeting of Synod, and asked to be excused. We recom- 
mend that he be excused. 

Respectfully submitted, 

D. W. MICHAEL, 
SAM'L ROTHROCK, 
SOLOMON EAGLE. 

Items 1, 2, 3, and 4 adopted. 

On the adoption of item 4, on motion, Synod was led 
in prayer by the Rev. Father Rothrock in behalf of our 
afflicted brother, Rev. J. H. Fesperman, and the wife of 
Rev. P. Miller. 

Items 5, 6, 7, and 8 adopted. Under the adoption of 
item 8, the following resolutions, offered by Rev. F. W. E. 
Pesehau, were adopted : 



38 MINUTES E. I,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROUNA. 



Regarding the action taken and attitude assumed by the congre- 
gations served by Revs. W. G. Campbell and J. M. Hedrick, as pastors 
thereof, so long, so intimately, and so happily united with us in the 
interest and work of our grand old Synod, aud ever enjoying our es- 
teem, love, and confidence, we wish to express ourselves in kindness 
by adopting the following : 

Resolved i. That we regret that these dear (sister) congregations 
and their beloved pastors have, by their congregational action, put 
themselves into the position of not co-operating with us. 

Resolved 2. That we are unconscious of having done anything in 
any way to give them any reason for their taking this attitude to- 
wards us, and refusing to meet with us, counsel us, and help us in our 
work, and that we are entirely helpless in bringing about the action, 
desired by them through the United Synod, though we promise them 
to do all we can to bring about the desired end. 

Resolved 3. That the President of the Synod be hereby requested 
to visit the pastors aud congregations above named in the name and 
on behalf of Synod to seek in such manner and at such time as may 
be found best to secure their hearty co-operation again, and a con- 
tinuance of the pleasant relations that have been maintained for so 
many years in the past. 

Item 9. Adopted. Paper, as amended, adopted as a 
whole. 

The following preamble and resolutions, offered by C. 
G. Heilig, were unanimously adopted : 

Whereas. The introduction of the latter part of Item III. of 
"Regulations in regard to Work" of the proposed By-Laws, &c, for 
the United Synod, has caused and is yet causing much trouble, and 
threatens us with the disruption of the union so auspiciously effected 
at Salisbury and Roanoke ; and 

Whereas, In the judgment of this Synod, the Confessional Basis 
of the United Synod is a sufficient basis, wholly and purely Scriptural, 
and therefore entirely Lutheran ; and 

Whereas, Any amendment or addition thereto, or the adoption 
of any doctrinal "By-Law" or "Regulation" is a violation of the con- 
stitution of United Synod, Art. 8th ; and 

Whereas, The North Carolina Synod unanimously adopted said 
Confessional Basis and Constitution, and heartily, without mental or 
other reservation, entered into the compact for the formation of the 
United Synod, and cannot consistently, with her sense of right and 
justice, consent to any violation or infringement of the same ; there- 
fore, be it 

Resolved 1. That it is the sense of this Synod that that part of the 



MINUTES E. E- SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 39 

3d item should at once be eliminated from the By-Laws, Regulations, 
&c, and the Confessional Basis be recognized as a sufficient basis. 

Resolved 2. That this Synod earnestly and respectfully asks that 
such action be taken by the United Synod at its next convention. 

Resolved, 3. That we do here and now instruct our delegates to 
the next convention of the United Synod, each and all, to vote against 
the adoption or postponement of the consideration of the latter part of 
the 3d item of "Regulations in regard to work," beginning with the 
words, "we will not foster nor encourage," &c, and, 

Resolved 4. That in the event that such action is taken by the 
United Synod at its next convention, then our delegation be instructed 
to pledge our full co-operation in all the work of the United Synod. 

Synod adjourned, pending the reading of Report of 
Committee on Finance, by Rev. C. B. Miller, with bene- 
diction by the President. • 



SEVENTH SESSION. 



May 5TH, 1.30 P. M. 
Rev. R. L,. Brown offered prayer. 

The reading of the Report of Committee on Finance, 
was resumed. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. 
We, your Committee on Finance, beg leave to report : 

1. We have carefully examined the Treasurer's report and find 
it with vouchers correct. 

2. We have received from the churches amounts as follows : 



40 



MINUTES E- t,. SYNOD OE NORTH CAROLINA. 



PASTORS 

AND 

CHURCHES. 



Rev. Geo. H. Cox : 

Mt. Olive ... . 

St. Sthephen's . . 
Rev. C. B. King: 

St.Jobn's(Salisb'y) 
Rev. C. A. Marks: 

Lutheran Chapel . 

Center Grove . . ,. 
Rev. J. D. Shirey,sup. 

Holy Trinity . . . 

Albemarle . 
Rev. H. A. Trexler: 

St. Peter's .... 

St. Matthew's . . 
Rev.F.W. E. Peschau 

St. Paul's 

Rev. C. C. Lyerly : 

Luther's 

Bethel (Stanley) . 
Rev. C. B. Miller : 

Frienden's .... 

St. Paul's 

Macedonia .... 
Rev. D. W. Michael : 

St. Luke's .... 

Pilgrim's 

Bethany 

Piny 

Rev. J. Q. Wertz : 

Christiana .... 

Union 

Rev. B. W. Cronk : 

St. Luke's .... 

Salem 

Guilford Pastorate : 

Trinity 

Richland 

Zion 

Rev. W. A. Lutz : 

St. Pyiioch's . . . 

Trinity 

Rev. J. A. Linn :■ 

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41 



PASTORS 
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CHURCHES. 



Rev. C. A. Rose : 

Bethel 

St. Paul's . . . . 

Christ's 

Rev. R. L. Brown : 

Reformation . . . 

St. Matthew's . . 

Providence . . . 
Rev. W. R. Brown : 

Organ 

Ebenezer . 
Rev. W. Kimball : 

Concordia .... 

Grace 

Rev. H. M. Brown : 

Nazareth . . . . 

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Bethany . . 
Rev.G. F.Schaeffer: 
Rev. Peter Miller : 

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3. We find no contributions to Synod from the following 
churches : Hopewell, St. Michael's, St. Paul's, Amity, St. James 
(Concord), Cold Water, Mt. Hermon, Prosperity. 

4. We have placed in the hands of the Treasurer of Synod the fol- 
lowing amounts for purposes named : 

Synodical Treas. . . . " ' $ 267 77 

Home Missions 362 09 

Foreign Missions 242 77 

Church Extension 137 46 

Beneficiary Education 127 79 



Total $1137 88 



42 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

5. We received $2.00 from Rev. G. F. Shaeffer for the colored 
Lutheran church at Charlotte, which amount has been placed in the 
hands of Treasurer of Synod. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. B. MILLER, 
JNO. H. REHDER, 
C. G. HEILIG, 
Finance Committee. 
Report adopted as a whole. 

Consideration of Report of Committee on Church In- 
stitutions, was resumed. Report adopted as a whole. 

Committee appointed to nominate persons to fill va- 
cancies on the Board of Church Extension, report as fol- 
lows: We, your committee, beg leave to recommend 
that Rev. C. B. King and Mr. I. Frank Patterson, be 
elected by Synod to fill vacancies on the Board of Church 
Extension. 

Report of committee adopted. 

Report of Committee on Report of Executive Commit- 
tee, by Rev. C. A. Marks, was read and received to be 
considered item by item. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE'S 

REPORT. 

Your committee to examine the report of the Executive Commit- 
tee have performed their duty, and find that the committee have held 
three meetings, at which matters of importance were before them. 

I. THE BLACKWELDER WILL CASE. 
We suggest that Synod approve the action of the committee and 
continue the said will case in the hands of the same committee. 

II. A STATE MISSIONARY. 

Your committee suggest that " the convention emphatically, etc." 
be corrected to read thus : The convention found that according to 
its constitution it could not co-operate. 

III. SYNOD'S CONSTITUTION. 
We suggest that the action of the committee be approved. 

IV. MOCKSVILLE. 

Your committee suggest the action be approved, and that the 
work at Mocksville be continued in charge of the Executive Com- 
mittee. 

V. BENEFICIARY FUNDS. 

We suggest the action be approved. 



MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROEINA. 43 

VI. WIEMINGTON CONSTITUTION. 

The committee suggest the approval of the action. 

VII. BOARD OF MISSIONS. 

We suggest the action be approved. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. A MARKS, 
W. KIMBALL, 
S. W. WINECOFF. 

Items i, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. Adopted. Report adopted 
as a whole. 

Report of Committee on the State of the Church, by 
Rev. C. A. Rose, was read and adopted. 

REPORT ON STATE OF THE CHURCH. 

Your Committee on State of the Church respectfully submit the 
following : 

1. That there is a due regard for the means of grace in nearly all 
of our churches — only a few neglect Infant Baptism, and not many 
persistently absent themselves from the Holy Communion. 

2. More than 350 persons have been added to the church during 
the year by confirmation and by letter, while our losses by death and 
otherwise have been only 53. 

3. Many are the evidences of faithfulness and activity in the work 
of the Sunday -schools and in the matter of catechisatiou of the young. 

4. In the Synod there is a development in the grace of giving — 
though the report of the Finance Committee will show a decrease in 
the synodical contributions for the present year. But when it is re- 
membered that four churches refuse to contribute, viz., St. James, 
Cold Water, Mt. Hermon, and Prosperity, and other churches send up 
only part of their assessments on account of the unsettled conditions 
of things relative to the "Four Points," the mystery of our shortage is 
at once solved. It is gratifying to report that large contributions have 
been made in certain quarters for local purposes since the last meeting 
of Synod. 

5. The Chief Festivals of the church year are generally observed. 

6. Growth in grace and spiritual life is manifest in all the reports. 

7. Thank God, no church trouble of any significance has been re- 
ported. Respectfully, 

C. A. ROSE, 
W. KIMBALL, 
J. J. STARRETT. 

The following were elected delegates and alternates to 
the United Synod : 



44 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



DELEGATES AND ALTERNATES TO UNITED SYNOD. 

PRINCIPALS. 

Clerical. Lay. 

Rev. C. A. Rose I. Frank Patterson. 

" Geo. H. Cox Col. P. N. Heilig. 

" F. W. E. Peschau, D. D . . . . Geo. E. Ritchie. 

" C. A. Marks C. G. Heilig. 

" C. B. King J. H. Rehder. 

" J. Q. Wertz W. A. Lentz, Esq. 

" C. B. Miller H. T. J. Ludwig. 

ALTERNATES. 

Clerical. Lay. 

Rev. W. R. Brown E. L. Cloninger. 

" W. Kimball P. A. Sloop. 

" D.W.Michael. . Geo. W. Dry. 

" C. L. T. Fisher D. D. Barrier. 

" C. C. Lyerly Marvel Ritchie. 

" Peter Miller S. E. Linton. 

" S. Rothrock, D. D P. M. Brown. 

The following persons were elected as an Executive 
Committee for the ensuing year : 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 
Revs. Geo. H. Cox, C. A. Rose, Chas. B. King, and 
Mr. I. Frank Patterson, and Mr. W. H. Reisner. 

Report of Committee on Appropriations, by Rev. W. 
R. Brown, was read and received to be considered item by 
item. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATION. 
Your Committee find that there is now in the hands of Synod 
#1137.87. 

For Synodical Treasury $267 77 

" Home Missions 362 09 

" Foreign Missions 242 77 

" Church Extension 137 46 

" Beneficiary Education 127 79 



Total $1137 87 

We recommend : 

1. That ninety-eight dollars and fifty cents be paid out of synodi- 
cal treasury to Rev. Prof. C. L. T. Fisher, according to resolution of 
Synod, as financial agent of North Carolina College. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 45 

2. That the treasurer be instructed to pay out of synodical treas- 
ury the expenses of printing and distributing Minutes of Synod, and 
whatever balance remain in synodical treasury column be paid toward 
liquidating the debt on Mt. Pleasant Female Seminary. 

3. That eight dollars be paid out of the synodical treasury to Rev. 
C B. King, for services as secretary. 

4. That one hundred and fifty dollars be paid to Rev. H. M. Brown 
for work in the Forsyth Mission, if so much be due. 

5. That one hundred and twenty-five dollars be paid to Rev. R. 
L. Brown for work in Davie Mission. 

6. That two hundred and forty-two dollars and seventy-six cents 
be forwarded to Board of Missions of United Synod for Foreign Missions. 

7. That one hundred and thirty-seven dollars and fort}' -six cents 
be turned over to Board of Church Extension. 

8. That one hundred and twenty-four dollars and ninety-eight 
cents be paid to Mr. J. A. Graham, and the same amount to Mr. H. E. 
H. Sloop, our beneficiaries. 

Respectfully submitted, , 

W. R. BROWN, 
D. W. MICHAEL, 
L. A. CARMAN. 

Items 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, adopted. Under item 6 the 
following resolution was adopted : 

Resolved, That Synod loan $122.18 of the Home Mission Fund to 
the Board of Beneficiary Education. 

Items 7, 8, and 9, adopted. Report adopted as a whole. 
The following was adopted : 

Resolved, That the Archives of Synod be kept in a suitable place 
in North Carolina College. 

Rev. J. D. Shirey, President of North Carolina College, 
was appointed Arehivarius. 

Committee appointed to draft form of note for loan to 
Board of Church Extension, and terms conditioning same, 
by Mr. J. H. Rehder, was read and adopted. 

FORM OF NOTE FOR LOAN TO BOARD OF CHURCH 
EXTENSION, AND TERMS CONDITIONING SAME. 
We, your Committee on Drafting Notes, etc., for use of the Board 
of Church Extension, do hereby submit to you enclosed note for ap- 
proval, and also recommend the following terms, etc., for the loaning 
of money. 

1. No loans shall be made for less than one (1) year, or more 
than (3) three years. 



46 MINUTES E. I,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

2. Not less than $50.00, and not more than $500.00 shall be- 
loaned to any one congregation. 

3. Any amount that is loaned for the term longer than 1 year, 
same must be equally divided into notes, each payable at the end of 
1st, 2d, or 3d year, as the case may be. 

4. The amount of any note must be not less than $50.00. 

5. In case any note when due cannot be paid promptly, the Board 
has the power to grant the party, or parties, 12 months' time to settle 
the same, providing 8 per cent, per annum interest is paid on said 
note. 

6. If the signature of notes is- not entirely satisfactory to the 
Board of Church Extension, said Board shall secure a mortgage on 
the property on which the loan is made, or other good security satis- 
factory to the Board. 

7. These rules are subject to change only by action of the North 
Carolina Synod. 

The committee also recommends that this Board adopt laws, &c. y 
by which to transact their business. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN H. REHDER, 
GEO. E. RITCHIE, 
E. Iv. CLONINGER. 

FORM OF NOTE FOR LOAN. 

N. C. 18 

, months after date, at sight, we promise 

to pay to the order of Treasurer of 

North Carolina Synod, or his successor in office, the sum of 

. for money borrowed to aid 

in building at N. C. T 

without interest until maturity. 



J Seal. I 



On motion of the Secretary, Rev. C. B. King, chair- 
man of committee on Credentials, Revs. W. R. Brown and 
C. L. T. Fisher were added to the credential committee. 

The following constitute the Examining Committee, 
by appointment of President : 

EXAMINING COMMITTEE. 
Revs. F. W. E. Peschau, Prof. C. E- T. Fisher, and 
C. A. Rose. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 47 

Report of Committee on Minutes and Unfinished Busi- 
ness, by Rev. R. L,. Brown, was read and received to be 
'considered item by item. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MINUTES AND UNFIN- 
ISHED BUSINESS. 
Your Committee on Minutes and Unfinished Business, beg leave 
to report the following : 

i. On page 22, it was made the duty of pastors to preach a sermon 
on Beneficiary Education as near the 2d Sunday in October as practi- 
cable. Your committee would ask, has this duty been performed? 

2. On page 23, it is resolved that each congregation be required to 
report to Synod all communing members that have not been excom- 
municated. Has this been done? 

3. On page 26, we find that the Synod has been requested to en- 
courage our institutions at Mt. Pleasant by words, by donations of 
money, and by sending the sons and daughters of Synod to these in- 
stitutions. Has this duty been discharged ? 

4. In the same connection, we find that the ministers of Synod be 
requested to preach at least one sermon in each year on education, 
and on that day take up a collection for said institutions. Has this 
been done ? 

5. On page 29, we find five resolutions of request in reference to 
the binding of former minutes of the North Carolina Synod. Have 
these duties been performed ? 

6. Page 30 : Did the delegation to the United Synod decide what 
to do with the proposition regarding a site for an orphans' home ? 

7. Page 31 : Have the Woman's Home and Foreign Missionary 
Societies been encouraged, and have any efforts been made to organ- 
ize other such societies ? 

8. On the same page : Have the pastors introduced the Common 
Service ? 

9. On same page : Has the Davie Mission raised and paid over to 
Rev. R. L. Brown $200 for his services during the past year? 

10. Page 38 : Has Mr. Joseph Graham been paid $50 out of synod- 
ical treasury ? 

11. On same page : Has the Secretary answered the letter of Rev. 
E. T. Horn, D. D., informing him of the receipt in our possession for 
the full amount of the Board's apportioned amount and $38.59 extra? 

12. Page 42 : Did the ministers and delegates, in bringing money 
to Synod, specify in writing how it was to be apportioned, .and has 
each pastor contributed to the expenses of Synod ? 

13. On same page : Has the President of Synod written letters of 
fraternal greetings to South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia Synods ? 



48 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



14. Page 44 : Has Rev. A. D. L. Moser been encouraged in the 
distribution of Lutheran books among our people ? 

15. On same page : Have the members of Synod met their obli- 
gations to supplement the beneficiary columns ? 

16. Page 46 : Has Pilgrim church been united with Lexington to 
form a pastorate ? 

17. Same page : Has anything been done to encourage the work 
at Mooresville ? 

18. Same page : Has anything been done at Greensboro? 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. L. BROWN, 

E. L. CLONINGER. 

Item 1. Answered yes, with a few exceptions. 

Items 2 and 3. Yes. 

Item 4. In part. 

Item 5. No. 

Item 6. Yes ; see a former report. 

Item 7. Yes. 

Item 8. Yes, with one or two exceptions. 

Items 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15. Yes. 

Items 16, 17, 18. No. 

Report adopted as a whole. 

Proposed amendments of the Constitution, found on 
pages 12, 13, and 16, adopted. 

The following resolutions, by Rev. C. L,. T. Fisher, 
were adopted : 

Resolved, That the Secretary of Synod be instructed to have 1,000 
copies of the President's report of North Carolina College printed in 
pamphlet form, together with a cut of the college building, &c. 

Resolved, That Mr. W. W. J. Ritchie, a member of the Freshman 
Class of North Carolina College, and Mr. T. C. Parker, be recom- 
mended to the Board of Trustees of North Carolina College for half 
tuition. 

The Secretary was authorized to have 2,500 copies of 
the Minutes printed and distributed. 

The following resolutions on appointments were 
adopted : 

Resolved 1. That Rev. B. W. Cronk be principal, and Rev. D. W. 
Michael, alternate, to deliver an address on Beneficiary Education at 
the next annual meeting of Synod. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 49 

2. That Rev. J. Q. Wertz be principal, and Rev. P. Miller, alter- 
nate, to deliver the annual address on Missions. 

3. That Rev. C. A. Rose be principal, and Rev. W. A. Lutz, 
alternate, to preach the ordination sermon at the next meeting of 
Synod. 

4. That Rev. C. A. Marks be the delegate from this Synod to the 
Virginia Synod, and Rev. P. Miller, the alternate. 

5. That Rev. F. W. E- Peschau be the delegate from this Synod 
to the Tennessee Synod, and Rev. Prof. C. L. T. Fisher, the alternate. 

6. That Rev. Geo. H. Cox be the delegate from this Synod to the 
South Carolina Synod, and Rev. J. Q. Wertz, the alternate. 

7. That Rev. Chas. B. King be the delegate from this Synod to 
the Southwestern Virginia Synod, and Rev. B. W. Cronk, the alternate. 

RESOLUTION OF THANKS. 

The following Resolution of Thanks was adopted: 

Resolved, That this body return its most hearty thanks to Rev. 
W. A. Lutz, pastor loci, this congregation, and community for the 
very kind and hospitable manner in which they have entertained us 
during our stay among them ; and that Bro. Lutz be requested to read 
this before this congregation on next preaching day. 

PLACE AND TIME OF NEXT SYNODICAL MEETING. 

Synod decided by vote to meet in next annual conven- 
tion in St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rowan 
County, North Carolina, at 10.30 A. M., Friday before the 
first Sunday in May, 1892.' 

The minutes of the last sessions were read and ap- 
proved. 

The business of Synod being completed, the 88th 
annual convention was closed according to the prescribed 
form. 

CHAS. B. KING, Secretary. 



5o 



MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON APPORTIONMENT. 

Your committee recommend the following apportionment : 







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1 20 


1 20 


$ 15 


$ 15 


1 85 


Rev. P. Miller. . . . 


St. John's! Cab'rus) 


15 


4 


15 


IO 


IO 


90 


Rev. W. R. Brown . 


f Organ .'.... 
\ Ebenezer 


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25 


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5 


5 


55 




4 


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4 


3 


4 


25 


Rev. J. Q. Wertz . . 


f Union 

\ Christiana. . . . 


io 
5 


15 

7 


5 

7 


10 
3 


5 
3 


45 
25 


Rev. C. A. Marks . . 


j Lutheran Chapel 
\ Center Grove . . 


15 


20 


15 


7 


8 


65 




5 


10 


5 


2 


3 


25 


Rev. J. D. Shirey, 
supply 


( Holy Trinity . . 
1 Mt. Carmef . . . 
( Albemarle . . . 


IO 

3 


IO 
2 


5 
2 


8 
1 


7 
1 


40 
9 


Rev. W. A. Lutz. . . 


1 St. Enoch's . . . 
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20 
IO 


20 
15 


5 
5 


5 

5 


65 
45 




(St. Paul's. . . . 


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15 


15 


5 


5 


50 


Rev. C. A. Rose. . 


1 Bethel 


7 


12 


11 


5 


5 


40 




(.Christ's 


3 


5 


3 


2 


1 


14 


Rev. B. W. Cronk. . 


f Salem 

\ St. Luke's . . . 


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10 

IO 


10 
10 


5 
5 


5 
5 


40 

40 




f Frieden's .... 


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20 


IO 


5 


5 


50 


Rev. C. B. Miller . . 


i St. Paul's. . . . 


5 


IO 


5 


3 


2 


25 




( Macedonia. ■. . . 


2 


5 


1 


1 


1 


10 




( St. Michael's. . . 


IO 


15 


IO 


5 


5 


45 


Vacant 


i St. Paul's. . . . 


4 


4 


2 


2 


1 


13 




( Amity 


2 


2 


2 


1 


1 


8 


Rev. H. A. Trexler . 


f St. Matthew's. . 
\ St. Peter's . . . 


5 


7 


5 


5 


4 


26 




5 


7 


5 


5 


4 


26 


Rev. W. Kimball. . . 


f Grace 

1 Concordia . . . 


5 
5 


5 

5 


10 
5 


5 
2 


5 
3 


30 
20 




( Reformation . . 


4 


4 


2 


3 


2 


15 


Rev. R. L. Brown . . 


i St. Matthew's. . 


4 


5 


1 


1 


1 


12 




1 Providence . . . 


2 


3 


1 


2 


2 


10 




(Mt. Hermon . . 


5 


5 


2 


4 


3 


19 


Rev. J. M. Hedrick. . 


j Cold Water . . . 


5 


5 


2 


4 


3 


19 




( Prosperity . . . 


5 


3 


2 


3 


2 


15 


Rev. Geo. H. Cox. . 


/ St. Stephen's. . 
LMt. Olive. . . . 


5 


7 


5 


3 


3 


23 




5 


7 


5 


3 


3 


23 




f St. Luke's . . . 


5 


10 


5 


5 


5 


30 


Rev. D. W. Michael. 


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Rev. F.W. E. Peschau 


St. Paul's 


20 


75 


24 


4 


12 


135 



MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



51 





PASTORS. 


Rev. 


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Rev. 


W. 


G. 


Campbell 


Rev. 


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1 


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c. 


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CHURCHES. 



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( Richland. . . 
J St. James' . 
\ St. Andrew's 



f Nazareth . 
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9 

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5 

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Total for Synodical Treasury . . . 

Total for Home Missions 

Total for Foreign Missions . . . . 
Total for Church Extension . . . 
Total for Beneficiary Education. . 

Grand total 

Respectfully submitted, 



• $323 00 
. 526 00 

• 333 00 
. 209 00 
. 197 co 

$i5S8 00 



B. W. CRONK, 
A. D. h. MOSER, 
JOHN A. TROUTMAN. 



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PAROCHIAL 



astor's Name and Ad- 

»_. DRESS. 



-B. King, Salisbury, N.C. 
Miller, Concord, N. C. 
R. Brown , Organ ( 
:hurch, N. C I 

as. B. Miller, Gibson-J 
ille, N. C I 

A. Marks, China) 

irove, N. C ( 

Q. Wertz, Salisbury, J 

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A. Trexler, Craven, J 

N. C \ 

A. Lutz, Enochville, l 

N. C I 

b. H. Cox, Mt. Pleas- I 
lit, N. C J 



~ L. Brown, Salisbury, 
C N. C 



Congregations 

Names of. 



W. Cronk, Bear Pop- 
lar, N. C 

W. E. Peschau, D. D., 
Wilmington, N. C . . 
Jnder the care of F. W. ( 

E. Peschau \ 

W. S. Bowman, D. D. 
Charlotte, N. C . .* . . . 
. D. Shirey, ( ( 

.A. Linn, < Supply 
.It. Pleasant. ( 1 

:. C. Lverly, Copalf 
Grove, N. C 1 



A. Rose, Zeb, N. C 



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Vright G. Campbell, | 
Concord, N. C. 



X W. Michael, 
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lev. W. Kimball, China J 
Grove, N. C I 

. M. Hedrick, Concord, 
N. C j 

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M. Brown last year. . . 

Vacant. Partially sup- 1 
plied last year by T. H. ■ 
Strohecker.Troutman. I 

Served last year by B. W. 
Cronk ; in the future by 

H. M. Brown, Brick Ch. 



St. John's 

St. John's (Cabarrus 

Organ 

Ebenezer .... 
Frieden's .... 
St. Paul's .... 
Macedonia . . . 
Lutheran Chapel 
Center Grove . . 

Union 

Christiana . . . 
St. Peter's . . . 
!r>t. Matthew's. . 

St. Enoch 

Trin ty 

St. Stephen's . . 
Mt. Olive .... 
Reformation . . 
St. Matthew's. . 
Providence ... 
Mocksville . . 
Harmony Hill . 
uke's 



St. Paul's 



St. James, (Sta.). 
Seaman Mission! 

St. Mark'-s . . . . 



Holy Trinity . . . 
Mount Carmel . . . 
Albemarle .... 
Luther's. (Rowan). 
Bethel, (Stanley) . 

Bethel 

Paul's 

Christ's 

St. James' 

St. Andrew's . . . 
St. Luke's . . . . . 

Pilgrim 

Bethany 

Piny 

Grace 

Cone jrdia 

Cold Water .... 
Mt. Hermon .... 
Prosperity .... 

Nazareth 

Shiloh 

Hopewell 

Bethany 

St. Michael's . . . 

St. Paul's 

Amity 

Trinity, (Guilford) 
Richland .... 
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' Total for 189* 



Total for 1890' X 



Increase 



Decrease 



PAROCHIAL. 






3 £ 



LOSSES ACCESSIONS 



7 12 618 
9 13 504 



7S56 



19415 
29332 



47307 
44306 



6519 

6162 



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For Reference.-SUPPLEMENTARY' 



PASTORS. 



Chas. B. King . . 

P. Miller . . '. . . 

W. R. Brown . . . 

C. B. Miller . . . 

C. A. Marks . . . 

J. Q. Wertz 

H. A. Trexler . . 

W. A. Lutz 

G. H. Cox . , . . 

R. L. Brown . . . 



B. W. Crouk 



F. W. F. Peschau, D. D. 
W. S. Bowman, D. D . . 
J. D. Shirey (Supply) . . 

C. C. Lyerly 

C. A. Rose > . 



W. G. Campbell 
D. W. Michael . 



W. Kimball . 
J. M. Hedrick 



Vacant. 



Vacant. . . . 
H. M. Brown. 



Totals — 21 pastors. 2 vac. 57 Churches 



St. John's . . . 
St. John's . . . 
] Organ .... 
\ Ebenezer. . . 

Frieden's . . 

St. Paul's . . 

Macedonia. . 
j Luther's Chapel 
\ Center Grove . 
I Union. . . . 
\ Christiana . . 
I St. Peter's . . 
\St. Matthew's. 
I St. Enoch . . 

\ Trinity 

(St. Stephen's . 
)Mt. Olive . . . 
f St. Matthew's . 
J Reformation . . 
-j Providence . . . 
I Harmony Hill 
[ Mocksville. . . 
^ Salem .... 
"^St. Luke . . . 
rSt. Paul's . . . 
J St. James' . . 
( Seamen Mission 
St- Mark's . . . 
r Holy Trinity . 
J Mt. Carmef. . 
I Albemarle . . 
(Bethel .... 
) Luther's . . . 

Bethel .... 

St. Paul's. . . 

Christ's . . . 
i( St. James' . . 
■}St. Andrew's . 
(St. Luke's . . 
J Pilgrim's (y 2 ) 
1 Bethany {%) . 

{ Piny 

(Grace .... 
(Concordia . . 
(Cold Water . . 
■<; Mt. Hermon . 
(Prosperity . . 
f" Nazareth . . . 

I Shiloh 

] Hopewell . . . 
[ Bethany . . . 
(St. Michael's . 
-, St. Paul's . . 

(Amity 

^ Trinity 

-I Richland. . . 
(Zion {/ 2 ). . . 



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Cabarrus. . 
Rowan . . 
Rowan . . 
Guilford . 
Alamance. 
Alamance. 
Rowan . . 
Cabarrus. . 
Rowan . 
Rowan . 
Rowan. . 
Rowan.. 
Rowan. . 
Cabarrus. 
Cabarrus. 
Cabarrus. 
Davie . . 
Davie . . 
Rowan. . 



Davie . 
Rowan. 
Rowan . 
New Hanover 
Sumter, S. C . 
New Hanover 
Mecklenberg. 
Cabarrus 
Cabarrus 
Stanley . 
Stanley . 
Rowan . 
Rowan . 
Rowan . 
Rowan . 
Cabarrus. . 
Cabarrus. . 
Davidson 
Davidson 
Davidson 
Davidson 
Rowan . 
Rowan . 
Cabarrus 
Cabarrus 
Cabarrus 
Forsyth. 
Forsyth. 
Forsyth. 
Stoke . . 
Iredell. . 
Iredell. . 
Iredell. . 
Guilford . 
Randolph 
Guilford . 



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IN MEMORIAM, 



A TRIBUTE OF HONOR AND OF LOVE 

TO TWO DFA-R BRETHREN, GOD HAS TAKEN ABOVE. 



Prof. W. A. BARRIER, 

Died October 6th, 1890, in the 55th Year of His Age. 

Capt. T. L SE1GLE, 

Died February 27th, i8gi, in the 59th Year of His Age. 



" They rest from their labor.s, 
And their works do follow them." 






Silently and unseen, but sure and strong the Angel of Death has 
come into our midst to new triumphs, and our brethren in Christ, W. 
A. Barrier and T. L. Seigle, are no more. 

The souls, thai viewed the life of earth have seen the gloom of the 
valley of death, and the glimmer and glory of the life on high ■with 
Christ as the center, has drawn them into the bliss beyond death's 
shadows. The bodies they inhabited until the silver cord of life was 
broken, are sacred dust in " God's Acre" and God's keeping. 

Once here with us, they are now with glorified saints ; once here at 
work in the church, now they are at rest in the matchless temple of 
God ; once here with us longing for Christ, now there with Christ, 
longing only for us and the coming of all the redeemed — the ties that 
bound us together have not been severed, but only our relations have 
been changed. We are still drinking life's bitter cup to the dregs of 
death, whilst they have finished, and the crystal drink of Heaven's 
fountain of perpetual youth, given after death, as sweetened water after 
bitter medicine, has given inspiration for all eternity, and the word and 
call of the Lord, '-'Come up higher !" "Come, ye blessed of my Father," 
has given them the power and splendor of eternal existence, even as 
the words, "Let there be light," gave sun and moon and stars their 
beauty, power, and splendor at Creation's morn. 

They are gone ; yes, gone home to be with Christ, and the Father, 
and the Holy Ghost. 

The deceased were both sons of the Lutheran church in North 
Carolina ; both soldiers in the Southern army ; both rose to the rank 



of captain ; both were delegates to Synod often ; both members of the 
council of St. Mark's church ; both successful in life and honored in 
death, and both died in the city of Charlotte. 

Prof. Wiley A. Barrier was a graduate of North Carolina Col- 
lege, and ever the true friend of his alma mater, willing the college 
$1000.00. He also willed St. Mark's church a handsome sum. He 
was one of the most highly educated laymen in the Southern church, 
and was a teacher of the most superior excellence and success. Intel- 
ligent and loyal to our church, he was one of our very best laymen. 
He was Treasurer of the General Synod, and later of the United Synod, 
and proved himself worthy of this high office, and was widely and 
honorably known. We record, with great pleasure, the fact that, af- 
ter he had given the church the strength of his life, he willed $15,- 
000.00 to establish a Lutheran Theological Seminary, which we hope 
will be located in North Carolina. May others " Go and do likewise." 

CapT. T. L. Seigee was also one of our very best and most wide- 
ly known laymen. Loyal and liberal to his church, true to his pas- 
tor, and faithful in all his duties, he was in many respects a model 
layman. He was as gentle as a woman, as harmless as a child, as lov- 
ing as a mother, and yet as manly as a king. He was the Treasurer 
of our Church Extension Board and a delegate to Synod often. Be it 
said to his honor also, that although he had given thousands of dollars 
to his church in his life time, he also willed the church a handsome 
sum, an example hundreds of our laymen should imitate. 

We are all reminded by the unexpected and untimely death of 
these two dear and worthy brethren of our Lord's admonition : 

Be ye, therefore, also ready." 

In adopting the above, we as a Synod wish to express our high 
appreciation of the "lives and labors" of the dear brethren named, 
our belief and joy over their triumphant death, our honor for their 
holy zeal and devotion to our church, and lastly our great desire to 
have all our laymen come up to the full use of the powers and means 
j they possess in building up our dear, great church, so that we can say 
of them, as we can of each of the deceased : 

"After he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell asleep." 
"The memory of the just is blessed." 

F. W. E. PESCHAU, 

ON BEHALF OF THE COMMITTEE. 

W. A. LUTZ, 
B. W. CRONK, 
J. A. FISHER, 

Committee. 



{Adopted unanimously by Synod.) 

— ■■■— 1 



5§ MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



DIVINE SERVICES. 



Friday, 10.30 A. M. — Sy nodical sermon by Rev. Geo. 
H. Cox, President. Text, Matt. 15, 34. Followed by the 
Holy Communion. 

Sunday, 11 A. M. — Ordination sermon by Rev. W. R. 
Brown. Text 2 Cor. 2, 20. 

Sermon by Rev. C. A. Rose, in the Reformed Church. 
Text, Heb. 11, 16. 

Sermon by Rev. J. Q. Wertz, in Enochville Academy. 
Text, Heb. 2, 3. 

Sunday, 2.30 P. M. — Sermon by Rev. F. W. E. Pes- 
chau. Text, Psa. 17, 50. 

Sunday, 2.30 P. M. — Sermon by Rev. C. L,. T. Fisher. 
Text, Dan. 1, 2. 

ADDRESSES. 

Saturday Morning. — Address on Education, by Rev. 
F. W. E. Peschau. 

Monday Morning. — Address on Missions, by Rev. C. 
B. Miller. 



MINUTES OF THE MINISTERIUM. 



FIRST SESSION. 



May ist, 4.30 P. M. 

Ministerium called to order by the President. Prayer 
by Rev. B. W. Cronk. 

The Report of Committee on Examination, by Rev. F. 
W. E. Peschau, was read and adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATION. 

We, your Committee on Examination, would respectfully report 
that two letters of honorable dismissal of two ministers now residing 
and laboring in our bounds as Lutheran pastors, have been submitted 
to us, and we would recommend that each of these brethren be re- 
ceived into our connection. The papers, which are properly filled out 
and signed, are herewith submitted, with our recommendations. 
Respectfully submitted, 

F. W. E. PESCHAU, 
C. h. T. FISHER. 

Ministerium adjourned with benediction. 



SECOND SESSION. 



May 2D, 4 P. M. 
We, your Committee of Examination, would respectfully report 
that we have examined candidate W. A. Deaton in all branches re- 
quired, and we are very highly pleased with the examination this 
young brother sustained ; and, therefore, heartily recommend that he 
be ordained to the office of the holy ministry. 
Respectfully submitted, 

F. W. E. PESCHAU, 
C. L. T. FISHER. 
Report of committee received and adopted. 
The following report by the committee appointed last 



60 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

year to consider certain documents placed in the President's 
hands, was submitted and approved : 

We, the Committee of the Ministerium of the Evangelical Luther- 
an Synod of North Carolina, to whom was referred the charges made 
by one J. W. Mehaffy against Rev. W. A. Lutz, with power to act, 
having had the same under due and careful consideration, find the 
following : 

1. That no evidence has been advanced to sustain the charges 
made by the said J. W. Mehaffy; but, on the contrary, they have been 
fully refuted by credible testimony in each instance. 

2. That the said J. W. Mehaffy being, according to his own decla- 
rations, as shown by evidence laid before us, a railer against the Word 
of God, his testimony against an honored, consistent, and useful 
member and minister of our church, is unworthy of the notice of a 
Christian community. 

3. From all the evidence submitted in the case, Rev. W. A. Lutz 
stands fully vindicated from the vile calumny which J. W. Mehaffy 
sought to inflict upon him. Our confidence in his integrity and 
Christian character is not shaken in the least ; and we gladly bear 
this testimony in behalf of our brother. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. D. SHIREY, 
J. A. LINN, 
GEO. H. COX, 
C. A. ROSE. 

On motion, the following committee was appointed to 
consider the above committee's report, viz.: Revs. F. W. 
E. Peschau, J. Q. Wertz, and C. A. Marks. 

Ministerium adjourned with prayer by Rev. A. D. L,. 
Moser. 



THIRD SESSION. 



May 4TH, 1 o'clock, P. M. 

Prayer by Rev. R. L,- Brown. 

The following persons were received as beneficiaries 
of the Synod, viz.: Messrs. J. A. Graham, H. E. H. Sloop, 
and Charles Brown. 

Ministerium adjourned with benediction. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 6l 



FOURTH SESSION. 



May 5TH, 5 o'clock, P. M. 
Rev. C. A. Rose offered prayer. 

The following report was read and approved : 

Whereas, A certain paper was presented to this Synod last year, 
■which contained charges against Rev. W. A. Lutz, by Mr. J. W. Me- 
haffy of Concord, who is not and never has been a member of this 
Synod nor of the Lutheran church, and, therefore, is in no way enti- 
tled to any hearing or recognition whatever, on the part of this Syn- 
od, and 

Whereas, This Synod to show him great kindness and to do 
right, as far as it could, appointed a committee of four of its ministers 
whose character and standing have never before been questioned 
and who were disinterested parties, and 

Whereas, He has not shown one particle of appreciation nor 
gratitude for what we have done, but on the contrary has heaped pub- 
lie abuse in a publication entitled "A Defense," upon our committee, 
which is an insult to the committee we appointed, and therefore re- 
flects on us, and 

Whereas, He sent a letter which could only properly be an- 
swered by a letter, and this was done by the committee, and 

Whereas, He did himself and the committee wrong by publish- 
ing their private letter and not his own also, and that too when we 
had not published his, and 

Whereas, He presented his charges in writing and asked that 
they be investigated, which was done, the time, manner, and place of 
such investigation being our business and concern, and still he is not 
satisfied, but abuses us, therefore 

Resolved 1. That we wish it understood, that Mr. J. W. Mehaffy 
is not now, and was not heretofore, entitled to a hearing at our hands. 

Resolved 2. That we regret that we took any notice of or paid any 
attention to the document sent us. 

Resolved 3. That we rejoice to find that the committee charged 
with the duty of investigation, at such place and time and in such 
manner as they deemed best and most proper, found that the charges 
preferred were not sustained, and that our clerical brother, Rev. W. 
A. Lutz, is therefore exonerated. 

Resolved 4. That as followers of the Lord Jesus Christ, we feel 
sorry for his unkind and unchristian words, and forgive him for the 
same, and pray God to forgive him, and hope he will ask God to for- 
give him. ''Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." 



62 MINUTES E. I,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

FIFTH SESSION. 



May 5TH, 6 o'clock, P. M. 
Prayer by Rev. C. L. T. Fisher. 

The application of Mr. T. C. Parker, for beneficiary 
aid, was referred to the Executive Committee. 

Ministerium adjourned with the Lord's Prayer. 

CHAS. B. KING, 
Secretary. 



STANDING RESOLUTIONS OF SYNOD. 



i. Resolved, That this Synod recommends to the Church Councils 
the propriety of adopting the plan of collecting Pastor's Salary by 
assessment. 

• 2. Resolved, That in accordance with the Church Discipline, 
Chapter VI., Section 3, the Church Councils be instructed to require 
every member of the Church to contribute to the support of the Gos- 
pel, except such as in their judgment are too poor to do so. 

3. Resolved, That no charge in connection with this Synod shall 
call a pastor until it has made a satisfactory settlement with the for- 
mer pastor as to salary. 

4. Resolved, That hereafter when a pastor is called to a vacant 
charge, the Council be governed by the Discipline of the Church. 

5. Resolved, That the courteous recognition of the presence of 
Ministers, not of the Lutheran Church, be taken by recording their 
names in the Minutes as having been in attendance upon the sessions 
of this Body. 

6. Resolved, That we recommend a Certificate be given in each 
case when a Pastor administers the Sacrament of Baptism or the rite 
of Confirmation. 

7. Resolved, That any young man receiving aid from this Synod 
shall execute a bond to the Treasurer to pay back in full to Synod, 
with interest, the amounts as severally received by him during the 
prosecution of his studies ; in the event he voluntarily abandons the 
active work of the ministry, is deposed, or unites with another denom- 
ination, before the expiration of seven years' faithful service — such 
seven years' faithful service as a Lutheran minister to be considered 
a canceling of his bonds. 

8. Resolved, That as there is a lack of system in the reports, and 
that as no report whatever concerning the state or growth of piety, in 
any of our institutions, has been submitted to the committee, and as 
it is the duty of no one specially to do so, and as system in all things 
lightens the burdens of work and economizes time, your committee 
would recommend that hereafter the following order should be observ- 
ed in reporting : 1. Attendance upon the various means of grace, such 
as public worship, the attention paid thereto, and observance of the 
Sacrament of Baptism and the Lord's Supper. 2. Giving the number 
in the increase of membership by confirmation, from other churches, 
and by restoration, as well as loss in membership, the condition of the 
Sunday-school and catechetical class. 3. The increase or decrease in 
financial contributions for benevolent objects and to church purposes. 



64 MINUTES E. I/. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

4. Items of special signification or miscellaneous matter, as special 
services held, questions on church troubles, etc. 5. Growth or decline 
of spiritual life and indications of piety. 6. That the President of each 
of our institutions be required to report to Synod on the religious con- 
dition of the students in our schools of learning. 

9. Resolved, That the Recording Secretary be authorized to award 
the contract for printing the Minutes of each Synod before the assem- 
bling of Synod. 

10. Resolved, That we hereby endorse the plans and constitutions 
used in the organization of Children's Societies and Woman's Societies. 

11. Resolved, That we recommend the plans and constitution 
thus used, to our pastors and people where organizations have not yet 
been effected. 

12. Resolved, That the money from the Children's Missionary So- 
cieties be sent to the Treasurer of Synod, marked, "Children's Fund 
for Foreign Missions," and that the amounts thus collected be accred- 
ited upon the assessments of the various congregations for Foreign 
Missions. 

13. Resolved, That any person wishing to become a beneficiary of 
this Synod be required to present his request to Synod in person, if 
possible, or through his pastor, and that he become a beneficiary of 
Synod only after he has been decided worthy of aid, by a majority vote 
of Synod. 

14. Resolved, That the granting of letters of dismissal from the 
Lutheran Church is contrary to the right usage of our church. 

15. Resolved, That the President at the conclusion of each annual 
meeting of Synod appoint two brethren, one the principal the other 
the alternate, to prepare and to preach the Ordination Sermon at the 
next convention. 

16. Resolved, That hereafter the pastors in reporting on State of 
the Church, shall follow the prescribed order, and shall commit to 
writing, and read all that they wish to report to Synod ; but that it be 
left optional with the lay -delegates to report verbally or in writing. 

17. Resolved, That each congregation be required to report to 
Synod all communing members whose connection has not been dis- 
solved by letter or excommunication. 



In* calling a Pastor, or granting Letters of Dismissal, notice the 
forms printed for use, as seen in the back part of the Minutes. 



CERTIFICATE OF DISMISSAL. 



THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That M 



is a member in good and regular standing in 
Evangelical Lutheran Church of 



and is hereby honorably dismissed at h . . . own request in order 

to unite with Evangelical Lutheran 

Church in to whose care and 

fellowship is cordially commended. When thus received 

h . . . connections with this church will cease. 
By order of the Church Council. 

Pastor, 

Church, 

Town 

County of ' 

State of 

Date '. 18 . . 

THIS CERTIFIES, That 

recommended to us by the 

Church of was, on the 

day of 18 . . received as 

a member of the 

Church, of 



. Pastor. 

Please fill blanks on this certificate, detach and return it. 



[Form to be used by the congregations of the' Ni^rth Carolina Synod.] 



PASTOR'S CALL. 



GrZ°Mefcy*ni Peace from God our Father 'and Jesus Christ 

our Lord. Amen. ■ >. .... 

The Evangelical Lutheran pastorate of . ••. . b 

being destitute of a pastor," and ^^^^^^g^ 
appointed for the salvation of souls , and [ ^P^euudersigned are 
library attainments and ministerial ^f c f P^ that 8 t he said 

authorized by and on be ^f h f // o ^of Government of the Evangel- 
pastorate has according to the Formula ot ^ov ^^ yQU 
ical Lutheran Church of the . . . . . ■ • • ■ • — ■> & u u to 
and doth through. . : ^^ ^ 5er to Slch^he Word of G^d, ad- 

become its pastor and ^JjS^^^SitJoii of the young, 
minister the Sacraments attend to the catec of fefe 

maintain Christian discipline an dperfor tn all the o ^ 

H?S!S3rSSSS Sm^your^rvices to commence on or 

about 

(I) 



installments, solong as youtntinue its pastor, together »,th the free 
USC $£?£5S£&J& you to come aud lahor among us iu the full. 
nessofihe blessings of the gospel of peace. 

Given under. . . .hand this. . . . day of «» (j) 



Presiding Officer 
an pastorate of . 



of the Congregational meet'ing of Evangelical Luther ■ 



' Signatures of other officers, 
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILLING BLANKS: 

J^The blank space may ^^IjfflZ^'S^ 
H^theS^^ -garding it should be stncken 

^S^Thiscallistobe signed by the Presiding officer of the Congregational 
Meeting at which the pastor has been elected. officer Qr ofBcers to 

^i^^S^l^st^Sl^in th y e call in addition to the 
|fesia^n|omeCongVeg a tionalMeetmg____ 

[Form to be used by the congregations of the North Carolina Synod.] 



izrsroiEix:- 

PAGE. 

Advisory Members 15, 26, 27, 30 

Appropriation, Report of Committee on 44~45 

Addresses, Beneficiary, Missions, &c. . .' 4§-49 

Apportionment, Report of Committee on 50-51 

Bequest of W. A. Barrier 11, 12 

Church Institutions and Education, Report of Committee on . 26-27 

Church Extension, Report of President of Board of 29-30 

Committees, Special . . 4 

Committees, Standing 16 

Delegates to Other and Sister Synods 3 

Delegates and Alternates to United Synod 44 

Divine Services 5S 

Dismissal, Certificate of 65 

Executive Committee's Annual Report .... : 19-21 

Executive Committee's Report, Report of Committee on . . . 42-43 

Executive Committee for Ensuing Year, Election of 44 

Examining Committee ... 46 

Finances, Report of Committee on 39-42 

Form of Note, &c, for Church Extension Board Loan .... 45-46 

Mt. Pleasant Female Seminary, Report of Board of Trustees of 28-29 

Missions, Report of Committee on 34 

Minutes and Unfinished Business, Report of Committee on . . 47-48 

Minutes, Number to be Printed 48 

Memorial Tribute to Messrs. Barrier and Seigle 56-57 

Minutes of Ministerium 59-62 

North Carolina College, Report of Board of Trustees of . .. . 22-25 

Opening Services 5 

Ordination of Candidate W. A. Deaton 28 

President's Report 7-15 

President's Report, Report of Committee on 30-31 

Pledges of Ministers and Daymen for Home Missionary. . . . 32-33 

Pastoral Districts, Report of Committee'on 36 

Petitions & Excuses of Absent Members, Committee's Report on 36-37 

President's Report of N. C. College, to be printed 48 



INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Place and Time of Next Synodical Meeting 49 

Parochial Report 52-53 

Parochial Table, Supplementary 54~55 

Pastor's Call 66 

Roll of Synod 6 

Reporters to Newspapers 26 

Retirement of Revs. Campbell and Hedrick and their Delegates 

from Synod 28 

Resolutions Concerning Revs. Campbell and Hedrick's non- 
co-operation ....... 38 

Resolutions Concerning United Synod's Proposed By-Laws, &c. 38-39 

Synodical Calendar 2 

Speakers for Next Convention 4 

State of the Church, Report of Committee on 43 

Standing Committees 16 

Standing Resolutions 63-64 

Treasurer's Report 17-19 

Theological Seminary, Committee to Secure within Synod's 

Bounds 32 

Tuition, one-half, for Messrs. Ritchie and Parker 48 

Thanks, Resolution of 49 

Vacant Pastorates 6 

Vacancies in Board of N. C. Trustees, and Board of Church 

Extension, Nominating Committee on 27 

Vacant Charges, Report of Committee on ... 35-36 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



EIGHTY-NINTH ANNUAL MEETING 



of the; 



EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 



SYNOD AND MINISTERIUM 



ZtTOIR/TIH: ■ OJ^EtOTJXlSTJ^, 



HELD IN 



ST. PftLfLt'S CflU^CH, ^OWfl^ county, H- c, 



REV. C. A. ROSE, Pastor, 



BEGINNING FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 1892. 



Henkel & Co.'s Steam Printing House, 

OFFICE OF OUR CHURCH PAPER, SHENANDOAH VALLEY, &C, 

New Market, Shenandoah County, Virginia. 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



EIGHTY-NINTH ANNUAL MEETING 



OF THE 



EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 



SYNOD AND MINISTERIUM 



isroie/riH: c^DROXjiisr a 



HELD IN 



ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, rowan county, N- c. 



REV. C. A. ROSE, Pastor, 



BEGINNING FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 1892. 



Henkel & Co.'s Steam Printing House, 

OFFICE OF OUR CHURCH PAPER, SHENANDOAH VALLEY, &C. 

New Market, Shenandoah County, Virginia. 



SYNODICAL CALENDAR i8g2-'93. 



OFFICERS OF SYNOD. 

President— Rev. GEO. H. COX Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

Vice-President— Rev. C. A. ROSE Zeb, N. C. 

Secretary— Rev. CHAS. B. KING Salisbury, N. C. 

Treasurer— Mr. I. FRANK PATTERSON . . China Grove, N. C. 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 
REV. J. Q. WERTZ, . Rev. C. A. MARKS, 

Rev. W. KIM BALI/, Mr. I. FRANK PATTERSON, 

Cam. J. A. FISHER. 



BOARD OF CHURCH EXTENSION. 

President— Rev. W. A. LUTZ Enochville, N. C. 

Secretary— Rev. CHAS. B. KING Salisbury, N. C. 

Treasurer— Mr. I. FRANK PATTERSON . . China Grove, N. C. 

Capt. JONAS COOK Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

W. H. STRAUSS Wilmington, N. C. 

ARCHIVARIUS. 

REV. J. D. SHIREY Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 



SENIORES MINISTERII. 

Fifty-nine Years in the Ministry. 

REV. S. ROTHROCK, D. D., Rev. J. B. DAVIS, D. D. 



SPECIAL COMMITTEES. 



COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS. 

The SECRETARY, with Revs. W. R. BROWN and 

C. L. T. FISHER. 



COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATION OF CANDIDATES. 

Rev. W. S. BOWMAN, D. D., Rev. B. S. BROWN, 

REV. G. D. BERNHEIM, D. D. 



TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT ANNUAL MEETING. 

The 90th Annual Convention of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod 
of North Carolina, will be held in Lutheran Chapel, China Grove, 
Rowan Co., N. C, beginning Tuesday before the first Sunday in May, 
1893- 



SPEAKERS FOR NEXT CONVENTION. 



ADDRESS ON BENEFICIARY EDUCATION. 

REV. B. S. BROWN, Prin., Rev. H. M. BROWN, Alt. 

ADDRESS ON MISSIONS. 

Rev. V. R. STICKLEY, Prin., Rev. C. C. LYERLY, Alt. 

ORDINATION SERMON. 

W. S. BOWMAN, D. D., Prin., G. D. BERNHEIM, D. D., Alt. 



DELEGATES TO OTHER SYNODS. 



DELEGATES TO THE UNITED SYNOD. 

PRINCIPALS. 
CLERICAL. LAY. 

REV. C. A. ROSE I. FRANK PATTERSON, 

" GEO. H. COX P. N. HEILIG, 

" F. W. E. PESCHAU GEO. E. RITCHIE, 

" C. A. MARKS C. G. HEILIG, 

" C. B. KING J. H. REHDER, 

" J. Q. WERTZ W. A. LENTZ, 

" C. B. MILLER H. T. J. LUDWIG. 

ALTERNATES. 
CLERICAL. LAY. 

REV. W. R. BROWN E. L. CLONINGER, 

" W. KIMBALL P. A. SLOOP, 

" D. W. MICHAEL GEO. W. DRY, 

" C. L. T. FISHER D. D. BARRIER, 

" C. C. LYERLY MARVEL RITCHIE, 

" PETER MILLER . S. E. LINTON, 

" S. ROTHROCK P. M. BROWN. 



DELEGATES TO SISTER SYNODS. 



TO THE VIRGINIA SYNOD. 
Rev. V. R. STICKLEY, Prin., Rev. CHAS. B. KING, Alt. 

TO THE TENNESSEE SYNOD. 
REV. F. W. B. PESCHAU, Prin., ■ Rev. J. Q. WERTZ, Alt. 

TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

Rev. Prof. C. L. T. FISHER, Prin., Rev. C. A. MARKS, Alt. 

TO THE SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA SYNOD. * 

REV. W. R. BROWN, Prin., Rev. B. W. CRONK, Alt. 



PASTOR'S CALL. 



TO REV. 

Grace, Mercy and Peace from God our Father and Jesus Christ 
our Lord. Amen. 

The Evangelical Lutheran pastorate of 

being destitute of a pastor, and the stated means of Grace which God 
appointed for the salvation of souls, and being satisfied of your piety, 
literary attainments and ministerial qualifications, the undersigned are 
authorized by and on behalf of the same to inform you that the said 
pastorate has according to the Formula of Government of the Evangel- 
ical Lutheran Church of the Synod, elected you 

and doth through solemnly and in the fear of God call you to 

become its pastor and spiritual teacher, to teach the Word of God, ad- 
minister the Sacraments, attend to the catechisation of the young, 
maintain Christian discipline, and perform all the other duties of the 
gospel ministry according to the Word of God and the rules and usages 
of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, your services to commence on or 

about 18 

(i) 



To encourage you in the performance of the duties of the pastoral office 

authorized to promise )'ou on behalf of the said pastorate 

proper attention, obedience and love in the Lord ; and to free you from 
worldly care while you are laboring for our spiritual good, as well as 
to make you a suitable compensation for your ministerial services . . 
further have authority to state that your salary shall be at the rate of 

dollars annually in 

installments, so long as you continue its pastor, together with the free 
use of the parsonage. (2) 

May the Lord incline you to come and labor among us in the full- 
ness of the blessings of the gospel of peace. 

Given under .... hand this .... day of 18 

(3) 

(Signed) 

Presiding Officer of the Congregational meeting of Evangelical Luther- 
an pastorate of 4 



Signatures of other officers. 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILLING BLANKS. 

(t) — The blank space may be filled up with any details, concerning the charge, 
that may be deemed necessary for the further information of the pastor elect. 

(2)— If there should be no parsonage, the clause regarding it should be stricken 
out. 

(3) — This call is to be signed by the Presiding officer of the Congregational 
Meeting at which the pastor has been elected. 

(4* — If the Charter of the Church should require any other officer or officers to 
sign the pastoral call, such officers ought also to sign the tall in addition to the 
President of the Congregational Meeting. 



[Form to be used by the congregations of the North Carolina Synod.] 



MINUTES 

OF THE 
EIGHTY-NINTH ANNUAL MEETING 

OP THE 



leal L 



OF 

ztsrozE^TK o^k.olust^, 

HELD AT 
ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, ROWAN CO., NORTH CAROLINA, 

Rev. C. A. ROSE, Pastor, 
BEGINNING FRIDAY, AP^m 29th, 1892. 



The eighty-ninth annual convention of the Evangel- 
ical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina met in St. Paul's 
Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rowan Co.. N. C, Rev. C. 
A. Rose, pastor, Friday morning, at 10.30 o'clock, April 
29th, 1892. 

The opening service was conducted by the President, 
Rev. Geo. H. Cox, and the Secretary, Rev. Chas. B. King. 
The synodical sermon was preached by Rev. Geo. H. Cox 
from text Eph. 6, 19. Then followed the administration 
of the Lord's Supper, and adjournment with benediction, 
to meet at 1 o'clock, P. M. 



FIRST SESSION. 

April 29TH, 1 o'clock, P. M. 
The Synod was formally opened according to the form 
in Book of Common Service. 

The roll of ministers was called, and the names of lay- 
delegates presenting proper credentials were enrolled. 



MINUTES E. E. SYNOD 1 OF NORTH CAROEINA. 



RQLL OF SYNOD. 

Ministers. Time of Entering Postoffice. E-&y-Dei,e&ates. 

Ministry. 

Rev. S. Rothrock, D. D 1833 . . Gold Hill, N. C. . . . 

" J. B. Davis, D. D. (a.) .... T833 . . Salem, Va 

" G. D. Bernheim, D. D. . . . 1849 . . Wilmington, N. C. . W. H. Strauss, Esq. 

" W. S. Bowman, D. D. ... 18— . . Charlotte, N. C. . . . 

'' J. E. Schaeffer (.a.) 1851 . . Monroe, Ga 

" W. H. Cone (a.V. 1858 . . New Market, Va. . . 

" W. Kimball 1859 . . China Grove, N. C. . P. F. "Wagner. 

" J. D. Sbirey i860 . . Mt. Pleasant, N. C. . 

" A. D. E. Moser (a.> j>863 . . Charlotte, N. C. . . . 

" W. R. Ketchie 1868 . . Kappa, N. C 

" J. H. Fesperman . .... .1865. , Barium Springs, N. C 

." R. L. Brown 1868 . . Salisbury, N. C. . . . H. S. Eivengoodl 

" E. P. Parker 1871 . . Salem, N. C 

" Geo. H. Cox 1872 . . Mt. Pleasant, N. C. . V. T. Mechor. 

" H. M. Brown 1873 . . Brick Church, N. C . Theo. Parker. 

" E. P. Zink (a.) 1873 . . Einwood, N. C. . . . 

" F. W. E. Peschau, D. D. . . 1873 . . Wilmington, N. C. . Dr. S. P. Wright. 

" V. R. Stickley 1875. . . Enochville, N. C. . . H. R. Plaster. 

" C. A. Marks 1876 . . China Grove, N. C. . H. B. Kimball. 

" W. A. Eutz 1877 . . Winston, N. C. ... 

" Peter Miller (a.) ...... 1861 . . Concord, N. C. . . . Geo. E. Ritchie. 

" J. A. Einn 1877 . . Mt. Pleasant, N. C. . 

" W. G. Campbell (a.) .... 1877 . . Concord, N. C. ... 

" J. M. Hedrick (a.) .... 1877 . . Concord, N. C. ... 

" B. S. Brown 1878 . . Mt. Pleasant, N. C. . Jno. M. Cook. 

" C. C. Eyerly 1881 . . Copal Grove, N.C . . Geo. E. Wilhealm. 

" J. Q, Wertz 1S81 . . Salisbury, N. C. . . . E. D. Peeler. 

" C. A. Rose 1882 . . Zeb, N. C H. M. Brown. 

" C. L. T. Fisher 1884 . . Mt. Pleasant, N. C. . 

" B. W. Croak 18S4 . . Bear Poplar, N. C. . . D. M. Barrier. 

" H. A. Trexler 1886. . Cravan, N.C Prof. L. H. Rothrock. 

" W. R. Brown ........ 1886 . . Organ Church, N.C. . N. W. Meinus. 

" Chas. B. King ....... 1886 . . Salisbury, N. C. . . . Col. P. N. Heilig. 

" C. B. Miller 1887 . . Gibsonville, N. C. . . J. A. Davidson. 

" D. W. Michael 1887 . . Troutman, N. C. . . S. A. Hoover. 

" M. Wolf (a.) . . Ridgeway, N. C. . . . 

" H. M. Petrea 1892 , . Richmond, Va. . . . 

Total number of ministers, 37. (a.) Absent and excused. 

VACANT PASTORATES. 

Churches. Delegates. Address of Delegates. 

Forsyth Mission. 

Nazareth W. W. Joyer Rural Hall, N. C. 

Shiloh " " " 

Hopewell 

Bethany ......... 

Alamance Charge. 

St. Paul's H. N. Fowler . Burlington, N. C. 

Chureh at Burlington .... " 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OE NORTH CAROLINA. 7 

Churches. Delegates. Address of Delegates. 

JDavidson Pastorale. 



St. Luke's . . 
Pilgrim •(%) . 
Bethany iy 2 ) 
Piny 



Concordia Pastorale. 
Grace P. F. Wagner China Grove, N. C. 



Concordia. 



The President read his annual report which was re- 
ceived and held for reference to proper committee. 

PRESIDENT'S REPORT. 

Beloved Brethren : 

Greetings in the Name of Our Dear Lord Jesus : As we 
assemble once more in synodical convention, we are reminded of that 
loving, tender, watchful care, that has been around and about each 
one of us during the past year, showering upon us varied and unnum- 
bered blessings, and permitting and enabling us to, once more, meet 
and greet each other in the flesh. 

Many, whom we have known, and loved, and honored, have gone 
on to the realms of eternal day, since we last met ; but the Lord has 
seen fit to preserve our ministerial ranks, unbroken by the hand of 
death since the year 1886. Why we have been spared, — who will be 
the next to go, — when, where, how, are things that He has wisely re- 
served unto himself, but which admonish us to increased zeal, dili- 
gence, and faithfulness in his service. May we, each and all, give heed 
to the admonition ! 

Before us, today, there are matters and questions of vital import- 
ance. Let us come to the business of this convention with strong 
faith, unwavering trust, and implicit confidence in the God whom we 
serve, and whose we are ; and may perfect harmony and brotherly 
love attend all of our deliberations. 

The following official acts, information and recommendations ask 
for your careful consideration. 

resignations. 
The following resignations have been handed in during the year: 

1. Rev. D. W. Michael, Davidson Pastorate, Aug. 2, 1891. 

2. Rev. W. A. Lutz, Enochville Pastorate, Dec. 27, 1891. 

3. Rev. C. B. Miller, Alamance Pastorate, Jan. 17, 1892. 

CALLS ACCEPTED. 
The following calls have been accepted during the year: 

1. Rev. H. M. Brown to the Guilford Pastorate. 

2. Rev. D. W. Michael to the Iredell Pastorate. 



8 MINUTES E. I,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

3. Rev. B. S. Brown to the Mt. Pleasant Pastorate. 

4. Rev. C. B. Miller to Frieden's Pastorate. 

5. Rev. V. R. Stickley to Enochville Pastorate. 

LETTERS OF TRANSFER. 
The following letters of transfer have been received : 

1. Rev. B. S. Brown from the Va. Synod, Dec. 11, 1891. 

2. Rev. J. H. C. Fisher from the Md. Synod, March 24, 1892. 

3. Rev. V. R. Stickley from the Va. Synod, April 13, 1892. 

SUPPLIES. 

1. Theological Student, R. S. Patterson, supplied the Davidson 
Pastorate for a term of three months during the summer vacation. 

2. Rev. E. P. Parker supplied Shiloh and Bethany, of the Forsyth 
Mission, from the 5th Sunday in August until the present time. 

3. The Northern Conference supplied Rural Hall, of the Forsyth 
Mission, for the same time. 

4. Rev. H. M. Brown supplied St. Paul, of the Alamance Pastor- 
ate, from the 3d Sunda)' in January, 1892, until the present time. 

5. Rev. C. B. Miller supplied Macedonia, of the Alamance Pastor- 
ate, for the same time. 

6. Rev. W. R. Ketchie has supplied Providence, of the Davie 
Mission, for a part of the year. 

7. Mr. J. I. Goodman supplied the Enochville Pastorate for two 
months. 

8. Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, D. D., has supplied the St. Matthew's 
and the Sumpter Missions during the entire year. 

LETTERS OF HONORABLE DISMISSION. 

The following letters of honorable dismission have been granted. 

1. Rev. T. H. Strohecker to the Lutheran Synod of Central Illi- 
nois, Sept. 23, 1891. 

2. Rev. W. A. Deaton to the S. C. Synod, Sept. 28, 1891. 

3. Rev. T. S. Brown to the S. W. Va. Synod, April 19, 1892. 

INSTALLATION. 
The following have been duly installed : 

Rev. H. M. Brown, as pastor of the Guilford Pastorate, by 
Rev. C. B. Miller. 

VACANCIES. 

The following pastorates and missions are now vacant : 

1. Forsyth Mission, consisting of Nazareth, Shiloh, Hopewell, 
and Bethany. 

2. Davidson Pastorate, consisting of St. Luke, Pilgrim, Bethany, 
and Piny. 

3. Alamance Pastorate, consisting of Macedonia and St. Paul. 



MINUTES E. L- SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 9 

DEDICATION. 

St. James, of Concord, Rev. W. G. Campbell, pastor, was dedica- 
ted May 10, 1891, by Rev. S. T. Hallman, of the S. C. Synod. The 
sermon was preached by Rev. J. M. Hedrick. 

CENTENNIAL. 

The centennial of Frieden's congregation, Rev. C. B. Miller, pas- 
tor, was celebrated October 3, 1891. Addresses were delivered by the 
president and vice-president of Synod. 

DECENNIAL. 

The Decennial of the pastorship of Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, D. D., 
Wilmington, N. C, was celebrated Feb. 28-March 2, 1892. Sermons 
and addresses were delivered by the pastor. 

OUR INSTITUTIONS. 

North Carolina College continues to prosper. A large number of 
students has been enrolled. Although la grippe and measles have 
been prevalent amongst both professors and students, necessarily re- 
tarding the work, there has been no suspension during the year. 

The Endowment Fund is being systematically collected by Rev. 
Prof. C. L. T. Fisher, and is now in a good, healthy condition. 

Mt. Pleasant Female Seminary has had a prosperous year under 
the able management of Rev. Prof. J. A. Linn. He has tendered his 
resignation, to take effect at the close of the present scholastic year. 
The Board of Trustees has accepted his resignation, and has elected 
as his successor the Rev. Prof. C. L> T. Fisher, who has accepted, and 
will enter upon his duties as soon as the present arrangement ends. 
He contemplates many improvements, which will be attended to 
during vacation : and has secured as assistants Miss E. B. Shirey, 
Miss Julia Shirey, Mrs. Kliffmuller, and Mrs. Fisher. The Synod 
should rally around this institution with both moral and financial 
support and patronage. 

THE WINSTON MISSION. 

In compliance with the recommendation of Synod at its last con- 
vention, (see Minutes, page 35), the Board of Missions of the United 
Synod has established a mission at Winston, N. C, and has called 
and employed Rev. W. A. Lutz as the missionary. Rev. Lutz began 
work in the mission January 1, 1892, and from that time to this there 
has been a steady growth in interest, attendance upon public services, 
and membership. There are now 58 confirmed members, 15 in the 
catechetical class and 59 in the Sunday-school. 

The missionary has assured your president that the congregation 
is and will be loyal to the North Carolina Synod. And now it re- 
mains for us to be loyal to our pledge of ' 'earnest and active co-opera- 
tion" with the missionary. Individual members of Synod have mani- 



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fested their interest in the work, but what we should do is to take 
such action and adopt such measures as will fully identify the Synod 
with the work. 

THE WILMINGTON MISSION. 

It is a source of glad rejoicing to your president to be able to re- 
port that St. Matthew's Mission, of Wilmington, N. C, inaugurated 
but a little over a year ago by St. Paul's church, Rev. F. W. E. Pes- 
chau, D. D., pastor, has been carried forward to success. The beau- 
tiful chapel has been completed and furnished, and the property is 
now worth at least $ 4,000 (four thousand dollars). Dr. Peschau has 
held regular services in the mission during the year, and the Sunday- 
school has grown both in interest and numbers. After very careful 
and prayerful consideration, a congregation was organized March 21, 
1892. Ten persons entered into the organization, one was then con- 
firmed by Dr. Peschau, and subsequently three have been dismissed 
from St. Paul to the mission, so that there are now fourteen confirmed 
members. These have extended a call to Rev. G. D. Bernheim, D. 
D., who has signified his acceptance. The congregation will make 
application for admission to Synod during this convention-. 

THE SUMPTER MISSION. 

In February, 1891, a mission, under the name of St. James, was 
inaugurated by Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, D. D., in Sumpter, S. C, a 
town of about 4,000 inhabitants. The Dr. has continued the work, 
as best he could, visiting them occasionally and ministering to their 
spiritual wants. Nine members have been added during the year, 
and thirteen children have been baptized. There are now twenty- 
three confirmed members, and thirty-two in the Sunday-school, which 
holds its services in a rented hall. 

$613.50 has been secured toward the purchase of a lot and the 
erection of a house of worship. The congregation is composed of 
some of the very bes*t citizens of Sumpter, and bids fair to become a 
flourishing congregation at no distant day. 

OUR SEAMEN'S MISSION. 

I cannot too strongly commend the work accomplished in the 
Seamen's Mission at Wilmington, N. C. , by the acting pastor, Rev. 
F. W. E. Peschau, D. D. Services have been held during the greater 
part of the year, which have been attended by 1122 foreign seamen. 
The monthly attendance has varied from 80 upward, reaching in De- 
cember the large number of 480, and averaging over 160 per month. 
During the year, 48 have received the Holy Communion, two children 
have been baptized, and three seamen have been buried. 

An itemized statement, which Dr. Peschau will present to Synod, 
shows that the entire receipts for the mission from all sources have 



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been $135.31, while the expenses have been $139.72, and that the 
missionary has paid the consequent deficit of $4.41. The mission now 
has property to the amount of $93.60, and is in a condition for more 
successful work in the future than ever before. It is difficult to form 
an adequate estimate of the importance of this work, and of the im- 
mense amount of good accomplished, and yet to be accomplished, by 
it. It should be the policy of the Synod to substantially sustain the 
work. I trust, therefore, that you will hear the most excellent report 
of the missionary, and take such action as may be deemed necessary 
to carry the work on to still greater success in the future ; or at least 
until the work shall be assumed by the United Synod. 

THE W. H. AND F. MISSIONARY SOCIETY. 

The noble women of our Synod are moving forward in their grand 
work for missions. There are now 22 active auxiliary societies with 
an aggregate membership ol 641. These, few in number though they 
be, are rich in faith and works ; having raised during the past synod- 
ical year the handsome sum of $646.68. Of this amount they have 
contributed $179.14 to Foreign Missions, $293.70 to Knoxville, and 
$173.84 to Winston. 

The comparatively small number engaged in this work, taken in 
connection with the large amount collected and disbursed, demon- 
strates what systematic work will accomplish, and is an object-lesson 
which it would be well for the Synod to study and practice. 

The officers of the Synodical Society are : President, Miss Ella 
Belle Shirey ; 1st Vice-President, Mrs. W. R. Brown ; 2d Vice-Presi- 
dent, Mrs. C. A. Marks ; Recording Secretary, Mrs. L,. W. Walton ; 
Corresponding Secretary, Miss Cora L,. Patterson ; Treasurer, Mrs. P. 
N. Heilig. 

Acting upon the suggestion made by your president in his last an- 
nual report, the auxiliary society within the bounds of the Southern 
Conference, have organized a conferential society, which has held two 
meetings during the year at the same time and place of the meetings 
of the Conference. So successful have these been, and so promising 
are the results, that the society has determined to hold such meetings 
at every convention of the Conference. 

The officers of the Conferegtial Society are : President, Mrs. Rev. 
C. A. Marks ; Secretary, Miss Leah Blackwelder ; Vice-President, Mrs. 
Alice Bishop ; Treasurer, Mrs. M. L,. Eddleman. 

A NEW PASTORATE. 

The following petition from the council of Frieden's congregation, 
Guilford Co., N. C, asking to be recognized as a pastorate, has been 
granted, subject to the approval of Synod. The pastorate is to be 
known as Frieden's Pastorate. 



12 minutes e. l. synod of north carolina. 

Frieden's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 

Guilford Co., N. C. 
To the President of the N. C. Synod of the Ev. Lu. Church : 

Whereas, We believe it would promote the interests of our con- 
gregation to have the entire time of our pastor, and thus have our 
church open every Sunday for divine service ; and 

Whereas, We are able and willing to support our pastor, there- 
fore in accordance with a law of Synod (see Constitution; chap. 8, item 
4, p. 19) we have declared ourselves a self-sustaining pastorate, and 
have extended a call to our pastor, Rev. C. B. Miller, for his entire 
time, which call has been accepted, and he has entered upon his work. 
We, now, the council of Frieden's Evangelical Lutheran congre- 
gation of Guilford Co., N. C, petition the president of the Evangelic- 
al Lutheran Synod and Ministerium of North Carolina, to approve our 
action and recognize us as a regular pastorate. 

[Signed by all the Members of the Council. ) 
William Summers, J. A. Davidson, 

G. W. Summers, L. A. Carmon, 

Andrew Summers, J. L. Cobb, 

J. D. Cobb, W. T. Whitsett, 

Elders. Deacons. 

OUR CONFERENCES. 

The Southern Conference has held two meetings during the year. 
The first in Centre Grove church, Rev. C. A. Marks, pastor, July 10- 
12, 1891 ; and the second in St. Matthew's church, Rev. H. A. Trex- 
ler, pastor, Nov. 27-29, 1891. At the first meeting, the following was 
unanimously adopted : 

'■"Resolved, That this Conference memorialize Synod, asking that 
the constitution be so amended as to allow Conference to have a lay- 
delegate from each congregation." 

The officers of Conference are : President, Rev. P. Miller ; Secre- 
tary, Rev. C. C. Lyerly ; Treasurer, Rev. W. R. Brown. 

The Northern Conference has not had a regular meeting during 
the year. Appointments were made for two meetings ; one in Nazareth 
church, Aug. 28, 1891 ; the other in - St. Matthew's church, Davie Co., 
April 8, 1S92. There was no quorum present at either meeting ; but 
informal meetings were held, and the questions selected were dis- 
cussed. The Davie Mission was recommended to the favorable con- 
sideration of S}'nod ; and the President of Conference, Rev. B. W. 
Cronk, says that there is a feeling amongst the members of Confer- 
ence that the number designated as the constitutional quotum should 
be diminished ; and also suggests that the Conference meet on Wednes- 
day and Thursday, so as to avoid the necessity of the pastors being 
absent from their churches on Sundays. He also recommends that 



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Synod divide the territory of the Northern Conference into two confer- 
ences. 

The officers of the Conference are : President, Rev. B. W. Cronk ; 
Secretary, Rev. W. Kimball ; Treasurer, Rev. W. A. Lutz. 

PROGRESS. 
I have the gratification of reporting much and substantial progress 
among the churches during the year. 

1. The St. Matthew Mission Chapel at Wilmington, N. C, has 
been completed. It is a frame building, 55 x 30, with a spire 70 feet 
high. The entire cost has been about $3500, nearly $2000 of which 
has already been paid. This is the property of St. Paul church, Rev. 
P. W. F. Peschau, D. D., pastor, which has also, this year, begun a 
Parochial School, that employs two teachers, and opened October 12, 
1891, with 60 pupils, 

2. St. Paul church, Rowan Co., Rev. C. A. Rose, pastor, has put 
a new organ in the church at a cost of $184. 

3. St. Mark's, of Charlotte, Rev. W. S, Bowman, D. D., pastor, 
has built a parsonage, which, like its house of worship, is a model of 
neatness, comfort, and convenience, at a cost of $3200. 

4. Union Pastorate, Rev. J. Q. Wertz, pastor, has increased the 
pastor's salary $100. 

5. St. Matthew church, Rowan Co., Rev. H. A. Trexler, pastor, 
has placed a bell in its belfry at a cost of $100, purchased a commun- 
ion set, $22, and completed its parsonage at a cost of $110. 

6. Frieden's church, Rev. C. B. Miller, pastor, has been thorough- 
ly overhauled at a cost of $350. 

7. St. Paul church, Rev. C. B. Miller, pastor, has been rebuilt, at 
a cost of $450. 

8. Lutheran Chapel, Rev. C. A. Marks, pastor, has been remod- 
eled and otherwise improved and beautified at a cost of $1798.20, and 
the parsonage improved at a cost of $55.10. 

9. Amity Hill church, Rev. D. W. Michael, pastor, has been com- 
pleted at a cost of $2000. 

10. St. John's, of Salisbury, Rev. C. B. King, pastor, has increased 
the pastor's salary $100 ; put a pipe organ in the church at a cost of 
$1200 ; a beautiful chandelier, $125 ; a new altar for communion, $25 ; 
improved the parsonage, $50 ; and increased the S. S. Library, $50. 

11. Mt. Olive, Rev. Geo. H. Cox, pastor, has received a legacy of 



12. St. Paul's church, of Wilmington, Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, D. 
D., pastor, has made many and extensive improvements during the 
past few years until it now stands abreast with the most attractive 
churches in the city. Recently a handsome fence has been added, in- 



14 MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

closing the elegant church property and adding very much to its 
beauty. 

13. Bethel, Stanly Co., Rev. C. C. Lyerly, pastor, has made fine 
improvements upon and liquidated the debt on the parsonage property 
at a cost of $72, and refurnished and carpeted the pulpit, chancel, and 
aisles of the church at a cost of $67.15. 

RECOMMENDATIONS. 

The following recommendations are believed to be for the ad- 
vancement and enlargement of our work, and are, therefore, presented 
for your consideration : 

1. In consequence of the long distances to be traveled, and the 
necessary expenses attendant, it frequently occurs that a lawful quo- 
rum is not present at the meetings of the Northern Conference. There- 
fore, for the greater convenience of the brethren, and in order to 
enable them to comply with Art. 11, Chap. 8, of the Constitution, I 
recommend the following division of our territory, viz. : 

(a) All pastors and congregations north and east of the Yadkin 
river, constitute the Northern Conference. 

(b) All pastors and congregations between the Yadkin river and 
the R. & D. R. R., together with the Concord churches and pastor, 
constitute the Middee Conference. 

(c) All pastors and congregations south of the R. & D. R. R., in- 
cluding Wilmington and excepting Concord, constitute the Southern 
Conference. 

2. In view of the fact that congregations and pastors do not always 
remember the import of Standing Resolution No. 3, nor abide by it, I 
recommend that Synod call special attention to the same, and define, 
in explicit terms, the meaning of the resolution. 

3. Inasmuch as the Constitution of Synod gives the Executive 
Committee special charge of all missions and missionaries under the 
control of Synod, and requires a report of the same at the annual 
meeting of Synod, (see Constitution, Chap. 5, Sec. /J, I recommend 
that Standing Committee No. 5, on Missions, be hereafter dispensed 
with. 

4. I recommend that the Secretary be instructed to procure suit- 
able blank ordination certificates for the use of the Synod. 

5. It is the judgment of your president that the Committee on the 
fetate of the Church is the most important of the Standing Committees, 
and that to enable it to perform its duty intelligently and well, it 
should have a full and accurate report of facts and figures from each 
pastorate belonging to the Synod. I, therefore, recommend that all 
of standing resolution No. 16 and all of standing resolution No. 8 ex- 
cept the last sentence, beginning with "The president of each," &c, 
be stricken out, and that hereafter the secretary be required to furnish 



MINUTES S. I~ SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 15 

each pastor with a blank form for report on the State of the Church, a 
copy of which is herewith submitted. 

6. In order to bring the "Order of Business " into harmony with 
the action of Synod in 1890 (see Min. 1890, p. 27), I recommend that 
item 18 of the "Order of Business" (see Constitution, p. 29) be so 
amended as to read, ''Saturday of each convention of Synod shall be 
devoted to the cause of Education according to By-Law No. 16 ; and 
that By-Law No. 16 be amended by striking out all after the word 
" presented '," and substituting " in two addresses, one on Education, 
the other on Beneficiary Education." 

7. I recommend that By-Law No. 11 be amended by striking out 
all between the words " consideration of Synod" and "Each pastor," 
&.c, and substituting "and Uiat at such time as may be set apart at 
each meeting of Synod, there shall be delivered two sermons or ad- 
dresses, one on Home Missions, the other on Foreign Missions. 

8. In compliance with the request of the Southern Conference, I 
recommend that item 1 of art. 3 of chap. 2 of the Constitution be so 
amended as to substitute the word "congregation " for the word "pas- 
torate." 

9. In the library of North Carolina College are the archives of the 
Synod, consisting of many papers, documents, and books of almost 
untold historic value. These, for the want of better accommodations, 
are kept in a conglomerate mass in a chest belonging to Synod. They 
should be systematically arranged, so as to be available when needed. 
I, therefore, recommend that the archivarius be authorized to have a 
suitable cabinet made, and to draw on the Synod for the cost of the 
same. 

11. In order to meet the current expenses of the Synod, it became 
necessary to effect a loan to supplement the exhausted treasury. The 
Treasurer of Synod, Mr. I. F. Patterson, very kindly advanced the 
necessary amount, at his own risk and expense. I, therefore, recom- 
mend that the Synod express its appreciation and thanks for this very 
kind and geuei^ms act. 

And now, thanking you for the honor that you have conferred 
upon me, and the confidence that you have reposed iu me by twice 
electing me as your presiding officer, and asking for clemency in your 
criticisms of an} 7 real or seeming failure in the performance of my duty 
as such, I resign that trust into your hands, praying that the Lord our 
God may enable each one of us to be a faithful steward, and that all of 
our deliberations and actions, as- a synod, may redound to the honor 
and glory of his name. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEO. H. COX. 



r6 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

The election of new officers resulted as follows : 
President — Rev. Geo. H. Cox. 
Vice-President — Rev. C. A. Rose. 
Secretary — Rev. Chas. B. King, 
Treasurer — Mr. I. Frank Patterson. 
The officers elected were duly installed by Rev. Father 
Rothrock, D. D., and Rev. G. D. Bernheim, D. D. 
VISITING MEMBERS. 
The following brethren were introduced and received 
as visiting members : Rev. H. M. Petrea, of Richmond, 
Va. ; Rev. L* K. Probst, Secretary of the Board of Missions 
of the United Synod ; Rev. Mr. Deaton of the Tennessee 
Synod ; and Rev. Mr. Trexler of the Reformed Church. 

The following ministerial brethren were unanimously 
received into Synod upon certificates of honorable dismiss- 
al from other Evangelical Lutheran Synods : Rev. Prof. J. 
H. C. Fisher, from the Maryland Synod ; Rev. G. D. Bern- 
heim, D. D„, from the Pennsylvania Synod ; Rev. B. S.- 
Brown, from the Virginia Synod ; Rev. V. R. Stickley, 
from the Virginia Synod. 

Revs. J. D. Shirey, J. A. Linn, and Prof. L- H. Roth- 
rock were appointed a Committee to Consider the Appli- 
cation of New Congregations for Admission into Synod, 
namely : St. Matthew's, Wilmington, and Augsburg Mis- 
sion, Winston. 

The President appointed the following 

STANDING COMMITTEES. • 
i. President's Report. — Rev. C. A. Marks, J. Q. Wertz, 
and Dr. S. P. Wright. 

2. State of the Church.— Revs. C. L. T. Fisher, H. M. 
Brown, and Mr. N. F. Livengood. 

3. Church Institutions and Educaticni. — Revs. B. S. 
Brown, C. C. Lyerly, and Mr. V. T. Melchor. 

4. Report of Executive Committee. — Revs. C. B. Miller, 
W. Kimball, and Mr. H. B. Kimball. 

5. Missions. — Revs, C. A. Rose, J. Q. Wertz, and 
Messrs. Geo. E. Ritchie and H. R. Plaster. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OE NORTH CAROLINA. 17 

6. Minutes and Unfinished Business. — Revs. W. R. 
Brown, W. S. Bowman, and Mr. Geo. L,. Wilhelm. 

7. Petitions and Absentees. — Revs. F. W. E. Peschau, 
V. R. Stickley, and Mr. I,. D. Peeler. 

8. Vacancies. — Revs. B. W. Cronk, W. R. Ketchie, 
and Mr. H. M. Brown. 

9. Finance. — Revs. W. A. I^utz, and Messrs. W. H. 
Strauss, J. A. Davidson, and H. R. Plaster. 

10. Appropriations. — Revs. J. A. Linn, R. L,. Brown, 
and Mr. D. M. Barrier.' 

11. Apportio?iment. — Revs. H. A. Trexler, and E. P. 
Parker, Col. P. N. Heilig, and Prof, L> H. Rothrock. 

12. Pastoral Districts. — Revs. D. W. Michael, J. D. 
Shirey, and Mr. N. W. Meinus. 

Mr. I. Frank Patterson, Treasurer, read his annual 
report, which was received and referred to proper com- 
mittee. 

TREASURER'S REPORT. 
I. FRANK PATTERSON, Treasurer, 

in account with the 

Evangelical Lutheran Synod of 

North Carolina, for i89i-'92. 

home missions. 
1891. Cr. Dr. 

April 29. To amt. on hand from Treas. Report of '91 $11 83 

May 5. To amt. rec'd from Finance Committee at 

St. Enoch's church, Enochville, N. C . . 362 09 

May 5. To cash from collection at Synod 10 75 

1891. . 

May 5. By cash paid Rev. H. M. Brown for services 

in Forsyth Mission 150 00 

May 6. By cash paid Rev. R. L. Brown for services 

in Davie Mission 125 00 

May 6. By amt. transferred to Beneficiary Fund by 

resolution of Synod, page 45 109 67 

$384 67 $384 67 

1891. FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

April 29. To amt. on hand from Treas. Report, 1891 $1 41 

May 5. To amt. rec'd from Finance Committee at 

St. Enoch's church, Enochville, N. C. . 242 76 



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1 89I. 

Dec. 23. By amt. transferred to Synodical Fund . . 102 46 
Dec. 28. By check sent J. D. Cappelmann, Treas. 

Board Missions United Synod 141 71 

$244 17 $244 17 

189I. SYNODICAL FUND. 

May 5. To amt. rec'd from Finance Committee at 

St. Enoch's church, Enochville, N. C. . $267 77 

Dec. 23. To amt. borrowed from Foreign Miss. Fund 102 46 

1S92. 

Mar. 22. To cash rec'd from Rev. W. H. Cone ... 4 00 

1891. 

May 6. By order paid Rev. C. B. King, postage, &c. 6 25 

May 6. By order paid Rev. C. L. T. Fisher, exp., 98 50 

May 6. By order paid Rev. C. B. King, serv. as sec'y 800 

May 6. By order paid note and int. for borrowed 

money 69 19 

May 6. By order paid Rev. Geo. H. Cox, postage 

and exp 1 50 

Dec. 1. By order paid stationery and stamps ... 55 

Dec. 23. By order paid Heukel & Co., printing Min., 18624 

1892. 

April 28. By amt. in Treas. Synodical Fund 4 00 

$374 23 f374 23 

1S92. 

April 28. To amt. in Treasury Synodical Fund .... 4 00 

1891. CHURCH EXTENSION FUND. 

Ma}' 5. To amt. rec'd from Finance Committee at 

St. Enoch's church, Enochville, N. C. . . $137 46 

July 9. By order paid Treas. Church Ext. Board . 137 46 

$137 46 $137 46 
189I. BENEFICIARY EDUCATION. 

Ma}' 5. To amt. rec'd from Finance Committee at 

St. Enoch's church, Enochville, N. C. . $127 79 

Sept. 23. To cash from Marvel Ritchie, by Rev. C. 

C. Lyerly 1 00 

To amt. transferred from Home Mission 
Fund by resolution of Synod, page 45 . . 109 67 

1892. 

Mar. 15. To cash advanced by Treasurer 11 50 



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189I. 

May 14. By order paid J. A. Graham, bene, student 15 00 

Sep. g. By order paid H. E. H. Sloop, bene, student 124 98 

Oct. 24. By order paid J. A. Graham, bene, student 50 00 

Nov. 27. By order paid J. A. Graham, bene, student 48 4S 

1892. 

Mar. 15. By order paid J. A. Graham, bene, student n 50 



f 249 96 f 249 96 

To amt. in Treasury $ 4 00 

Respectfully submitted, 

I. FRANK PATTERSON, Treasurer, 
Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina. 
China Grove, N. C, April 28, 1892. 

The ex-Secretary's report was received and approved. 

The Report of the Board of Trustees of North Carolina 
College, by Rev. Geo. H. Cox, was read, received, and re- 
ferred to Committee on Church Institutions. 

REPORT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF NORTH 
CAROLINA COLLEGE. 

The Board of Trustees of North Carolina College rejoices in being 
able to report the continued prosperity of our beloved institution. — 
Many and marked are the blessings that the Lord our God has given 
us during this year ; so that we are greatly encouraged and strengthen- 
ed to push on and up. 

THE FINANCIAL AGENT. 

Rev. Prof. C. L. T. Fisher, our Financial Agent, has been doing 
faithful and successful work. He has visited and canvassed 36 con- 
gregations and 57 families ; preached 67 times and delivered 31 ad- 
dresses on the subject of education and our institution ; been absent 
from his family 59 days ; and traveled 720 miles at an actual expense 

of $96.55- 

We cannot too strongly urge the continuance of this work ; and 
we trust that the Synod, in view of the good already accomplished, 
and that which may yet be accomplished, will continue to pay the 
necessary expenses. On account of certain changes in the arrange- 
ment of work at the college, it is the expressed wish of the Board that, 
in the future, the president, Rev. Prof. J. D. Shirey, will act as finan- 
cial agent. 

FINANCES. 

Of the principal of the Endowment Fund there has been collect- 
ed, up to the present time, the sum of $2,143.10, all of which has been 



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safely invested at 8 per cent. Of the interest, there has been collected, 
this year, the sum of $687. 15. 

The receipts for tuition, room-rent, incidental fees, &c, have been, 
up to this time, $1,844.00. Hence, the income of the institution, from 
all sources, has been $2,531.15. 

We sincerely regret that no collections for the college have been 
reported this year, notwithstanding the resolution of Synod, adopted 
in 1890 (see Minutes, 1890, p. 27), and we desire to urge upon Synod 
the necessity of continuing said collections. 

IMPROVEMENTS, REPAIRS, &C. 

Each Literary Society has greatly improved and beautified its hall 
at an aggregated cost of $182.50, and these halls are said to be now 
amongst the handsomest society-halls in the State. The campus has 
been greatly improved, graded, and sown in lawn grass, and other 
necessary work done, in the way of sewerage, out -buildings, &c, &c, 
at a cost of $137.09. Fire-escapes have been placed in every room on 
the second and third floors of the main building ; the halls of the wing- 
buildings have been ceiled and plastered ; the laboratory has been 
completely overhauled ; and improvements made in the library at a 
cost of $228.55, nearly all of which, namely $195, has been paid by 
the Faculty out of their own individual funds. 

INSURANCE. 

At the annual meeting of the Board, the following was unani- 
mously adopted : 

Resolved, As no insurance is now carried on the college property 
for the benefit of the North Carolina Synod, that immediate steps be 
taken to have. the property insured for $10,000 (ten thousand dollars) 
for one year, and that the Synod be asked at its next convention to re- 
imburse the Board, whatever it may cost ; and that the president of 
the Board be instructed to present to Synod the extreme importance 
of having the college buildings, &c, insured, and that Synod be urged 
to carry not less than $10,000 (ten thousand dollars) on the same. 

It seems hardly necessary to do more than to read the resolution 
in 3'our hearing. The college is the property of the Synod. The build- 
ings, apparatus, &c, are worth, at the very lowest calculation, $20,000 
(twenty thousand dollars), and should, by all means, be insured against 
loss by fire. The treasurer of the Board, Captain Jonas Cook, Esq., 
could not command the ready cash with which to insure for the amount 
named in the resolution, but took out a policy of $1,000 (one thous- 
and dollars) for five years, for the benefit of certain creditors, against 
loss by fire, at a cost of $30 (thirty dollars), which the Board respect- 
fully asks the Synod to pay. 

The Board also unanimously asks the Synod to place the follow- 
ing among its standing resolutions : 



TVUNTTTES E. X- SYNOD OT NORTH CAROLINA. 21 

Resolved i. That any person being elected as a member of the 
Board of Trustees of North Carolina College, and failing to qualify 
during the synodical year, shall thereby forfeit his election, and the 
place sball be filled by the Synod at its next annual meeting. 

Resolved 2. That if any member of the Board is absent from the 
annual and semi-annual meetings of the Board, during any synodical 
year, without naving rendered to the Board satisfactory reasons for his 
absence, he shall be reported to Synod, with the request that his place 
be declared vacant. 

The Board also unanimously expresses its appreciation, and 
thanks to the Synod, for printing 1,000 (one thousand) copies of its 
last annual report. 

Such, dear brethren, is the report we have to lay before you. As 
was said in the beginning, we feel encouraged and strengthened. The 
year's work has been a success, and we are sure that the Synod and 
the whole church will join with us in rendering praise and thanks- 
giving to Him, from whom alone all success and blessings come. — 
But we have not reached our ideal. Our institution is not yet all that 
we desire it to be ; not what it should be ; not what it could be ; nay 
not what it will be, if we all pray and work for it as we should. May 
God help every member of this Synod and of our church, more to know 
and love and honor our institution, and more to pray and labor for it. 

GEO. H. COX, 
President Board of Trustees North Carolina College. 

The President of North Carolina College, Rev. Prof. 
J. D. Shirey, made a report on the College, which was re- 
ceived and referred to Committee on Institutions. 

Report of the Board of Trustees of the Mt. Pleasant 
Female Seminary, by Rev. W. R. Brown, was read, re- 
ceived, and referred to Committee on Institutions. 

REPORT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MT. 
PLEASANT FEMALE SEMINARY. 

The good, though quiet work which has characterized Mt. Pleas- 
ant Female Seminary in the past, has been kept up during the session 
which is now drawing to a close. This present session has, notwith- 
standing the financial stringency of the times, been an average one. 
The enrollment for the year is 42. of which number 19 are boarding 
pupils. There are no young ladies completing the course this session. 

In January last, Rev. Prof. J. A. Linn presented his resignation as 
principal of the Seminary to the Board, his resignation to take effect 
at the close of this scholastic year. His reasons for this were good 
and satisfactory to the Board, and, at a called meeting of the Board in 
February, his resignation was reluctantly accepted. 



22 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROUNA. 

Immediate steps were taken to elect his successor, and the Board 
was fortunate enough to secure the services of Rev. Prof. C. L. T. 
Fisher, who was unanimously elected Principal of Mt. Pleasant Female 
Seminary. The Board has perfect confidence in Prof. Fisher's ability, 
and his energy and perseverance are well known in this Synod. Prof. 
Fisher will have associated with him as teachers Misses Julia and Ella 
Belle Shirey, Mrs. Kliffmuller, and Mrs. C. L. T. Fisher. The three 
first named have taught in the Seminary before, and to the entire sat- 
isfaction of all concerned. Parents cannot place their daughters under 
any teachers who will exert a more wholesome influence, or who will 
set before the young ladies a better example, or a more Christian, 
social, and refining influence, than the teachers of Mt. Pleasant Female 
Seminary. 

The dormitories are to be refitted in good, neat, and attractive 
style, and every convenience will be given that is to be had in sim- 
ilar schools. 

The Principal will meet all pupils coming by rail at Concord, and 
give them a closed carriage conveyance to Mt. Pleasant, free of charge 
to them, thereby meeting in a great measure the common objection, 
that the school is off the railroad. With the advantages this Seminary 
offers, it should receive a liberal patronage from other synods of the 
South, as well as the full patronage and hearty co-operation of our 
own Synod. 

We would also call the attention of the Synod to the fact, that 
there is a small debt resting on the Seminary. Prof. Linn holds a 
note of the Board for the same. The first principal of this note was 
$ 387-35t bearing 8 per cent, interest, payable annually. Synod, by a 
special resolution in 1887, agreed to pay this debt in annual install- 
ments of $100.00 each. This resolution was complied with in the years 
of 1888, 1889, and 1890. In 1891 the payment was not made, and the 
amount due now is $185.85. Prof. Linn earnestly desires the payment 
of this note in full, and the Board hopes Synod will be able to cancel 
this debt at this meeting. 

There is one vacancy in the Board to be filled at this meeting of 
Synod. Respectfully submitted, 

W. R. BROWN, 
President Board Trustees Mt. Pleasant Female Seminary. 

Rev. Prof. J. A. L,inn, ex-principal of Mt. Pleasant 
Female Seminary, made report on said institution, which 
was received and referred to Committee on Institutions. 

The following hours for conducting the business of 
Synod were agreed upon : from 9 o'clock A. M. to 12 ; and 
from 1.30 to 4.30 P. M. 



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REPORTS ON THE STATE OF THE CHURCH 

were read and referred to proper committee. 

The following was offered by Rev. F. W. E. Peschau ; 

Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed to express in 
some suitable way, with a motto or Scriptural quotation, our appre- 
ciation of, honor for, and compliments to Rev. J. A. Seiss, D. D., LL. 
D., pastor of the Church of the Holy Communion, Philadelphia, Pa., 
on the 50th anniversary of his having entered the holy ministry in 
our great Evangelical Lutheran Church, which event is to be celebra- 
ted in his church in Philadelphia, May 3d, 1892. 

Revs. S. Rothrock, F. W. E. Peschau, J. A. Linn, and 
W. A. L,utz were appointed a committee on the above. 

Synod adjourned, pending the reading of Reports on 
State of the Church, with Lord's Prayer and benediction. 



SECOND SESSION. 



April 30, 9 A. M. 
Synod being called to order, devotional service was 
conducted by Rev. W. A. L,utz. Minutes of former session 
were read and approved. Report of the Executive Com- 
mittee, by Rev. Geo. H. Cox, was read and received, to 
be referred to the proper committee. 

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 
OF THE SYNOD. 

Brethren : — The Executive Committee of Synod herewith re- 
spectfully submits its annual report. We have held four meetings 
during the year, and have transacted the following business : 

I. THE FORSYTH MISSION. 

In order that the Forsyth Mission might be supplied with regular 
services until more permanent arrangements could be made, our com- 
mittee instructed its Corresponding Secretary, Rev. C. A. Rose, to lay 
the matter before the Northern Conference and ask the brethren to 
supply the mission. When the time for the meeting of the Conference 
came, there was not a quorum present ; and, therefore, the business 
could not be attended to. Rev. Rose then visited the field in person, 
and, upon consultation with the mission, found that they felt them- 
selves financially unable to comply with the conditions named by 



24 MINUTES E. E- SYNOD' OE NORTH CAROLINA. 

Synod, (see Minutes, page 35); and, therefore, the Executive Commit- 
tee could not provide a missionary. As the next best thing that could 
be done under all the circumstances, arrangements were made for Rev. 
E. P. Parker to supply Shiloh and Bethany, and different brethren to 
supply Nazareth until the meeting of Synod. 

The question, therefore, of providing a missionary for that field is 
still before Synod, demanding a settlement. The field is somewhat 
hopeful, and may with proper care and culture eventually be made 
self-sustaining. 

We, therefore, recommend that Synod appropriate two hundred 
dollars ($200.00) per annum to the Forsyth Mission, and that the 
Executive Committee be authorized to employ a missionary as soon as- 
possible. 

II. THE MISSION AT WINSTON. 

Considerable correspondence was had with Rev. L,. K. Probst, 
Secretary of the Board of Missions of the United Synod, relative to the 
work that had been done at Winston, by Rev. W. A. I,utz, before the 
Board had taken charge of the mission ; and inasmuch as there was a 
complication of matters, and a consequent misunderstanding, it was. 
deemed best for our Executive Committee to meet with the Secretary 
of the Board of Missions for the purpose of consultation and explana- 
tion. Said meeting was held in Salisbury, N. C, October 31, 1891, 
Rev. Iy. K. Probst being present. After full and satisfactory explana- 
tions by Rev. Probst, and in view of the fact that the Synod had 
already pledged itself to "earnest and active co-operation with any 
missionary" that the Board might place at Winston, the following 
preamble and resolutions were adopted : 

WHEREAS, Information concerning the work at Winston, N. C, 
has been placed before our Executive Committee by the Secretary of 
the Board of Missions of the United Synod, and request made that we 
designate the amount that the Synod will contribute to the work ; and, 

Whereas, There is no fund now in the hands of the Treasurer, 
at the disposal of our committee, that can be appropriated to said 
work ; and, 

Whereas, This committee has no authority to pledge any amount 
in advance of the action of Synod ; therefore, 

Resolved 1. That we are glad to hear of the work and prospects 
at Winston, N. C, and wish it God-speed. 

Resolved 2. That as the North Carolina Synod has been co-ope- 
rating with the United Synod since its first formation (contributing 
from $800 to $1000 per year to its work), that it is the opinion of the 
committee that the same fidelity will be observed in the future ; and, 
therefore, we deem it only necessary to refer the Board of Missions to 
the action of our Synod at its last meeting (see Minutes, 1891, p. 35, 
res. 3). 



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Resolved 3. That we, the Executive Committee ,of Synod, urge 
our pastors and congregations to act in conformity with the above 
resolution. 

III. THE BLACKWELDER WILL CASE. 

After long and wearisome correspondence, consultation, &c, &c, 
your committee is pleased to be able to report a final settlement of the 
Blackwelder will case, as follows : 

We have sold to Mr. A. D. Misenheimer the Synod's interest in 
the estate of Mr. M. A. Blackwelder, deceased, for the sum of five 
hundred dollars ($500.00) cash, and have executed a deed for the same. 
The money has been at interest at six per cent, up to this time, but is 
now at the disposal of the Synod. As it was the evident intention of 
the legator that the principal was to remain intact, the interest only 
to be used, your committee now respectfully recommends the following 
for adoption : 

Resolved, That the money obtained from the estate of M. A. 
Blackwelder, deceased, be invested by the Treasurer of the Executive 
Committee, Mr. I. F. Patterson, for the North Carolina Synod ; and 
that the interest be paid annually to the Board of Church Extension 
of the Synod. 

IV. THE ALAMANCE PASTORATE. 

The following petition from Macedonia and St. Paul congrega- 
tions, of the Alamance pastorate, has been received, and explains itself: 

Burlington, N. C, February, 1892. 
To the Executive Committee of the North Carolina Synod, 
Dear Brethren : 

Whereas, Frieden's congregation, formerly associated with us 
in the Alamance pastorate, has declared itself self-sustaining, and 
has called our pastor for his whole time, thus leaving us without 
pastoral care ; and 

Whereas, We are unable of ourselves to sustain a pastor, there- 
fore, we, the joint council of Macedonia and St. Paul's churches, do 
petition you as follows : 

1. We offer our two congregations, together with a salary of two 
hundred dollars ($200.00), which we ask you to accept as a part of a 
missionary pastorate, for the employment of a State missionary. 

2. We pray you to locate said missionary in the town of Burling- 
ton ; and while we cannot, at once, furnish a residence, we promise, 
in the near future, to build a parsonage in the town of Burlington, 
which will then be open as a free residence for said missionary. 

3. We would earnestly desire the services of our former pastor, 
Rev. C. B. Miller, could his services be had, but he, feeling it his duty 
to accept charge of Frieden's church, we now look to your wisdom for 
the selection of the man. 



26 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

4. In conclusion, we pray you to give this matter prompt atten- 
tion, as the importance of this field is such as to make a protracted 
vacancy very injurious to our interests. 

{Signed by both Councils) 
Macedonia Council. St. Paul Council. 

H. M. Fowler, H. A. Cheek, 

p. F. Sutton, h. w. Steele, 

Elders. Elders. 

W. R. Ross, Wm. B. Sharp, 

H. G. Fowler, J. J. Sharp, 

Adolphus Cheek, M. J. Anthony, 

Deacons. Deacons. 

After a very careful consideration of all the circumstances and 
surroundings, the Executive Committee unanimously adopted the fol- 
lowing, viz. : 

Resolved, That we recommend that Synod appropriate $300 to 
the Alamance pastorate. 

v. our beneficiaries. 

Our two Beneficiaries have made commendable progress during 
this year. 

Mr. H. E. H. Sloop is at the Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. 
In a letter, dated Feb. 15, 1892, he says that unless he can get remu- 
nerative work during vacation, or that Synod can give him a larger 
appropriation, he does not know how he can meet expenses during 
the next year. We have recommended him to vacant pastorates, but, 
so far as we know he has not, as yet, secured any work for the vaca- 
tion months. O, that some of our wealthy laymen could be induced 
to contribute annually to a fund to assist in the preparation of such 
young men at College and Seminary. 

We recommend that Synod appropriate the sum of one hundred 
and fifty dollars ($150.00) to Mr. Sloop for the next year. 

Mr. J. A. Graham, this year, completes his literary course at 
North Carolina College, and will take First Distinction in scholar- 
ship, conduct, and attendance. He contemplates entering the Gettys- 
burg Seminary at the beginning of the next Seminary year. Having 
had assurances of assistance from the Maryland Synod, he will not be 
under the necessity of asking for an appropriation from this Synod. 

VI. THE STATE MISSIONARY. 

It will be remembered that, at the last convention of Synod, upon 
the recommendation of the president, in his annual report, the Exec- 
utive Committee of Synod was authorized to employ a State Mission- 
ary, and pledges were made to the amount of $356 (three hundred and 
fifty-six dollars) toward his support. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 27 

It should also be remembered that no other funds of the Synod 
were available for this work. 

The amount of the pledges, as we all know, is not sufficient to se- 
cure the labors of such a man as we ought and must have. It will 
not do for us to make a mistake in the selection of the man. It is the 
judgment of your Executive Committee that he should be one who 
has had experience in mission work ; a genial man of mature years ; 
a fluent speaker, a sound Lutheran, and a consecrated Christian. But 
we cannot secure the labors of such a man upon uncertainties. 

It is also the judgment of your Executive Committee that, when- 
ever a State Missionary is employed, the policy of the Synod should 
be settled : the work should not be undertaken for one year, only, but 
should be a continuous work : and the means for the carrying on of 
the work should come from a permanently established fund. 

Realizing these facts, and believing that, if we could have the co- 
operation of the W. H. and F. Missionary Societies of our Synod, we 
could permanently support a State Missionary, your Executive Com- 
mittee sent the following petition to the annual convention of the 
Women's Society which met at Charlotte, Aug. 12-13, 1891. 

TO THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE W. H. AND F. M. SOCIETIES 
OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

Greetings in the name of our dear Lord Jesus : 

At a late meeting of the Executive Committee of Synod, the fol- 
lowing was unanimously adopted, and placed in my hands to be trans- 
mitted to you, with the request that your society take action upon the 
same at your annual convention, to be held in Charlotte, viz., that 

Whereas, The Executive Committee of Synod has been author- 
ized, by Synod, to employ a State Missionary, to labor within our 
bounds ; and, 

Whereas, Pledges have been made in Synod, sufficient to par- 
tially support said State Missionary ; and, 

Whereas, Without the assistance of the W. H. and F. M. So- 
ciety, the Executive Committee of Synod is financially unable to em- 
ploy a State Missionary ; and, in consequence, the home-work within 
our bounds is languishing ; and, 

Whereas, We understand that the W. H. and F. M. Society of 
our Synod has fulfilled its pledge to Knoxville ; 

Therefore, we, the Executive Committee of Synod, respectfully 
and earnestly ask that the W. H. and F. M. Society of our Synod co- 
operate with us in the support of said State Missionary to the amount 
of $350 annually, so soon as the Executive Committee of Synod shall 
inform you that said missionary is at work in the field. 

Although the president of the Society, Mrs. W. R. Brown, called 
attention to this document, in her report (see Min., p. 5), and al- 



28 • MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

though it was placed in the hands of the Committee on Letters and 
Petitions, (see Min., p. 14) that committee did not offer any report 
concerning it (see Min., p. 16), no action was taken upon it and no 
reply was sent to the Executive Committee of Synod. 

For these reasons we have not employed a State Missionary, and 
now refer the matter to Synod for further consideration. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEO. H. COX, 
Chmn. Exec. Com. 
REPORTERS APPOINTED. 
The following were appointed to report for the follow- 
ing papers : Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, D. D., and W. H. 
Strauss, Esq., Wilmington Messenger and Charlotte papers; 
Mr. John M. Cook, Concord Standard; Rev. J. Q. Wertz, 
Salisbury Daily Herald ; Rev. W. A. Lutz, Winston papers ; 
Rev. W. R. Brown, Mission News; Rev. Prof. C. L, T. 
Fisher, Our Church Paper ; Mr. E. H. Aull, of the L,utheran 
Visitor Co., being present, was asked to report for Visitor. 
Reports on the State of the Churches resumed. 
The Report of the Special Committee on Applications 
of New Churches for Admission into Synod, was read and 
received, to be considered item by item. 

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON CHURCH 
PETITIONS. 

The papers referred to us are : 

1. A petition from St. Matthew's English Evangelical Lutheran 
church in Wilmington, N. C-, together with a copy of its Constitution, 
asking to be received into connection with this body. 

Having complied with the constitutional requirements, we recom- 
mend that St. Matthew's English Evangelical Lutheran church, Wil- 
mington, N. C, be received as an integral part of this Synod, and that 
the delegate's name be entered upon the roll. 

2. A petition from Augsburg Evangelical Lutheran congregation, 
Winston, N. C, asking to be received into connection with Synod. 

The petition is not accompanied with a copy of the Constitution 
of the congregation, as required by the Constitution of Synod ; but 
the petitioners state that they endorse the Constitution of Synod ; and 
we are assured by the pastor that the Constitution of the congregation 
is in harmony with Synod's Constitution. He states further that the 
cause of the congregational Constitution not being submitted is, that 
it was recently submitted to the Board of Missions, and has not yet 
been returned to the petitioners. In view of these facts, whilst the 



"MINUTES E. L- SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 29 

terms of admission have not heen literally complied with, we believe 
they have been virtually, and therefore we recommend that Augsburg 
Evangelical Lutheran congregation be received into connection with 
this Synod. Respectfully submitted, 

J. D. SHIREY, 
J. A. LINN, 
L. H. ROTHROCK. 
Item 1. Adopted. 

On motion, Synod suspended further consideration on 
above report, to hear the appointed address on Education. 
On motion, Rev. B. W. Cronk was excused from delivering 
the annual address on Education, on account of sickness. 
Report of Committee on Institutions and Education 
was read by Rev. B. S. Brown, and received, to be acted 
upon item by item. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHURCH INSTITUTIONS 
AND EDUCATION. 

The Committee on Church Institutions and Education has exam- 
ined the papers placed in its hands, and makes the following report : 

I. NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE. 

North Carolina College is in as good and promising a condition as 
for years. We recommend : 

1. That the reports of the Presidents of the Board and Faculty be 
printed with the Minutes of Synod. 

2. That Synod affirm its high appreciation of the fidelity of those 
who have had the institution under their care. 

3. That Sj'nod approve "the expressed wish of the Board that, in 
the future, the president, Rev. Prof. J. D. Shirey, will act as financial 
agent," in place of Rev. Prof. C. L. T. Fisher, who will not be able to 
fill this place in consequence of his future additional labors as princi- 
pal of Mt. Pleasant Female Seminary, under the same conditions as 
those under which Rev. Prof. Fisher acted. 

4. That for the coming year, as per resolution of Synod, found on 
p. 27 of Minutes for 1890, collections for the college be taken. 

5. That Synod reimburse Capt. Jonas Cook for the $30 paid by 
him on insurance on North Carolina College. 

6. That Synod pass the following resolutions, as per request of the 
Board : 

"Resolved 1. That any person being elected as a member of the 
Board of Trustees of North Carolina College, and failing to qualify 
during the synodical year, shall thereby forfeit his election, and the 
place shall be filled by the Synod at its next annual meeting." 



JO MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

' ' Resolved 2. That if any member of the Board is absent from the 
annual and semi-annual meetings of the Board, during any synodical 
year without having rendered to the Board satisfactory reasons for his 
absence, he shall be reported to Synod, with the request that his place 
be declared vacant/' 

II. MT. PLEASANT FEMALE SEMINARY. 

Mt. Pleasant Female Seminary is in a fairly prosperous condition. 
Pertaining to it we recommend : 

1. That Synod assure the worthy and efficient retiring President,. 
Rev. Prof. J. A. Linn, that it recognizes the vast usefulness of the 
Seminary during the time that it has been under his supervision, and 
that it appreciates greatly his faithful and successful management 
thereof. 

2. That Synod is especially glad to learn that the Board of Trus- 
tees has secured for the future a principal, in the person of Rev. Prof. 
C. L. T. Fisher, who, we are confident, will continue developing the 
school towards the highest standard. 

3. That gratification be expressed at the securing by the Principal- 
elect of a most excellent corps of instructors. 

4. That the amount on indebtedness $ 185.85, due from Synod, be 
promptly paid. 

5. That as soon as this report is disposed of as a whole, Principal 
Fisher be invited to address Synod with reference to the Female Semi- 
nary interests. 

III. CONCLUSION. 

1. We recommend that Synod solicit the prayers of our people on 
behalf of both College and Seminary. 

2. That pastors be requested to present, publicly and privately to 
their people, the importance of these schools for higher education, and 
make known their financial and other needs. 

3. That parochial or other local schools are regarded by Synod 
as of essential importance to the proper progress of the church at large, 
of each congregation, and of the individual members of the church. 

Respectfully submitted, 

B. S. BROWN, 

C. C. LYERLY, 
V. T. MELCHOR, 

Committee. 

First part of report on North Carolina College : 

Items 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Adopted. 

Synod adjourned, pending the reading of Report on 
Institutions, with benediction by President, to meet at 1.30 
P. M. 



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THIRD SESSION. 



April 30 — 1.30 P. M. 

Synod was opened with devotional services by Rev. 
H. A. Trexler. The Report of Committee on Church In- 
stitutions was resumed. 

Second part of report, in regard to Mount Pleasant 
Female Seminary, was taken up. 

Items 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Adopted. 

Recommendations 1 and 2 of this committee were 
adopted. Report adopted as a whole. 

The Reports of Delegates to Sister Synods were re- 
ceived. 

Report of Archivarius, Rev. J. D, Shirey, was read 
and received. 

Report of Committee on President's Report was read 
by Rev. J. Q. Wertz, and received, to be considered item 
by item. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PRESIDENT'S REPORT. 

We, your Committee 011 President's Report, have considered the 
same, and beg leave to submit the following : 

1. We find several recommendations concerning the work at Win- 
ston. Your committee would recommend that Synod take prompt 
action thereon. 

2. We also find reference to certain papers relating to the Seaman's 
Mission, which are in the hands of Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, D. D. 
Your committee would recommend that they be read for the informa- 
tion of Synod, and that such action be taken in regard to this mission 
as may seem best. 

3. Your committee is gratified to learn that the work of the W. 
H. and F. M. Society is accomplishing so much, and would recom- 
mend that Synod give this work its moral support and encouragement. 

4. We recommend that the action of the President in granting the 
petition of Frieden's congregation, for the formation of a new pastor- 
ate, be approved. 

5. The President makes ten recommendations, which are worthy 
the consideration of Synod. Your committee recommend that these 
be taken up seriatim, and action upon them be taken by the Synod. 

6. Your committee would express its appreciation of the very full 
and comprehensive report of our worthy President, and also its grati- 
fication with the good showing made in the annual review of the ma- 



$2 MINUTES E. I/. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

terial and substantial progress within the bounds of our Synod during; 

the past year. Respectfully submitted, 

C. A. MARKS, 
J. Q. WERTZ, 
SILAS P. WRIGHT. 

Item i. Deferred until the consideration of Report of 
Committee on Executive Committee's Report. 

Items i, 2, 3, 4. Adopted. 

The (10) ten recommendations in the President's Re- 
port were taken up singly with a view to adoption. 

Item 1. Not adopted. 

On consideration of item 2 the following was adopted : 

Resolved, That the following resolution take the place of the 4th 
resolution in the Standing Resolutions, printed in Minutes and Con- 
stitution. 

Resolved, That when a retiring pastor shall notify the President 
of Synod, that the charge which he is vacating has not made satisfac- 
tory settlement with him, the President shall at once notify said charge 
that they cannot call a pastor until they have complied with third 
resolution of Standing Resolutions, and that if the retiring pastor fails 
to notify the President of the charge's indebtedness to him, he waives 
all protection under this resolution. 

Synod adjourned, pending the reading of Report of 
Committee on President's Report, with Lord's Prayer and 
benediction, to meet Monday morning at 9 o'clock. 



FOURTH SESSION. 



May 2 — 9 A. M. 

Devotional service conducted by Rev. H. M. Petrea. 
The Committee on President's Report not being present, 
other business was taken up. 

Report of Committee on Letters and Petitions was read 
by Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, and received, to be considered 
item by item. 
REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON LETTERS AND PETITIONS. 

Your committee would respectfully report that letters, asking to 
be excused from attendance on Synod, have been placed in our hands 
from the following brethren : Rev. W. H. Cone, New Market, Va. ; 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 33 

Rev. A. D. L. Moser, Charlotte, N. C. ; Rev. M. Wolff, Ridgeway, N. 
C. ; Rev. G. F. Schaeffer, Monroe, Ga. ; Rev. P. Miller, Concord, N. C. 
We recommend : i. That these letters be read before Synod ; 2. 
That these brethren be excused ; 3. That the letters be turned over to 
the archivarius. 

RESIGNATION OF A TRUSTEE. 

Dr. A. R. Shimpoch, one of our honored laymen, has submitted 
his resignation, which is herewith presented, as a member of the Board 
of Trustees of North Carolina College. 

4. We recommend that it be accepted with regret, and that the va- 
cancy thus created be filled. 

PETITIONS FOR MONEY. 

Two petitions for money are in our hands. One from Bethany 
church, Stokes Co., N. C. ; the other from Concord, to pay for Rev. D. 
J. Koontz's coffin. 

5. We recommend : 1. That the same be read before Synod. 2. 
That Synod grant the requests if it can see its way clear to do so. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. W. E. PESCHAU, 
V. R. STICKLEY, 
Iv. D. PEELER, 

Committee. 

Item 1. Adopted and letters read. 

Items 2, 3, 4. Adopted. That part of item 5, refer- 
ring to Bethany Church, already answered by a loan of 
$100.00 from the Board of Church Extension. 

A motion, to refer the second part of item 5 to Commit- 
tee on Appropriations, was amended to take u^) collection 
for the burial expenses of Rev. D. J. Koontz, (col.) Re- 
port adopted as amended. Collections amounted to $12.57 '■> 
afterwards Rev. B. S. Brown made a special donation of 
$5.00 to make up the necessary and asked for sum of $17.57. 

The report of Special Committee on church petitions 
resumed. On motion, the latter part referring to and rec- 
ommending the admission of Augsburg Mission, at Win- 
ston, N. C, was adopted. Report adopted as a whole. 

Report of Finance Committee was read by Rev. W. 
A. L/Utz, and adopted. 



34 



MINUTES E. I,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. 

We, your Committee on Finance, beg leave to report : 
i. We have carefully examined Treasurer's Report, and find it 
with vouchers correct. 

2. We have received from churches the amounts as follows : 





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$ 15 oo 


1 15 00 


| 15 OO 


$ 20 00 


$ 15 00 


$ 80 00 


Rev. P. Miller : 














St. John's .... 


15 5o 


9 43 


9 43 


9 43 




43 79 


Rev. W. R. Brown : 














Organ 


10 00 


25 00 


10 00 


5 00 


5 00 


55 00 


Ebenezer 


4 00 


10 00 


4 00 


5 00 


4 00 


27 00 


Rev. C. B. Miller : 














Frieden's 


10 00 


20 00 


10 00 


5 00 


5 00 


50 00 


St. Paul's 


5 00 


6 90 




6 42 


2 68 


21 00 


Macedonia .... 


5 00 


3 00 


2 00 






10 00 


Rev. C. A. Marks : 








Luther's Chapel. . 


15 00 


20 00 


15 00 


7 00 


8 00 


65 00 


Center Grove. . . 


7 00 


8 00 


5 00 


2 00 


3 00 


25 00 


Rev. J. Q. Wertz : 














Union 


15 00 


10 00 


10 00 


10 00 




45 00 


Christiana .... 


5 00 


7 00 


7 00 


7 34 


3 00 


29 34 


Rev. H. A. Trexler : 














St. Peter's .... 


26 00 






5 61 




31 61 

26 00 


St. Matthew's . . 


26 00 








Rev. V. R. Stickley : 












St. Enoch .... 


15 00 


9 25 


3i 19 




5 00 


60 44 


Trinity 


10 00 




12 80 




5 00 


27 80 


Rev. G. H. Cox : 














St. Stephen's . . . 


5 00 


7 00 


5 00 


3 °° 


3 °° 


23 00 


Mt. Olive 


5 00 


7 00 


5 uo 


3 °° 


3 00 


23 00 


Rev. R. L. Brown : 














St. Matthew's. . . 


4 00 


5 00 


1 00 


1 00 


2 00 


13 00 


Reformation . . . 


1 00 


1 00 


30 


1 00 


1 oc 


4 3° 


Providence. . . . 


2 00 


3 00 


1 00 


2 00 


2 00 


10 00 


Harmony Hill . . 




























Rev. B. W. Cronk : 














Salem 


3 00 


5 00 


5 00 


2 00 


5 00 


20 00 


St. Luke 


5 00 


6 15 


7 00 


3 25 


5 00 


26 40 


Rev. F.W.E.Peschau 














St. James (Station) 
Seaman's Mission 


























St. Paul's .... 


20 00 


35 00 


10 00 


10 00 




75 00 



MINUTES E. t,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



35 



PASTORS 

AND 

PASTORATES. 


Synodical 

Treasury. 


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Foreign Missions. 


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Beneficiary 

Education. 


Total. 


Rev. W. S. Bowman: 

St. Mark's .... 
Rev. B. S. Brown : 

Holy Trinity . . . 

Mt. Carmel .... 

Albemarle .... 
Rev. C. C. Lyerly : 

Bethel 

Luther's 

Rev. C. A. Rose : 

St. Paul's 

Christ's 

Bethel 

Rev. W. G. Campbell 

St. James . ... . 


10 oo 

10 oo 
25 

3 00 

5 00 

4 00 

5 00 
2 00 
5 00 


10 00 
10 00 

25 

2 OO 

7 00 

3 00 

15 00 
2 00 
5 00 


5 00 

5 00 

25 

2 00 

5 00 

2 00 

27 63 

3 58 
20 00 


5 00 

9 5o 

1 00 

1 00 
1 15 

5 00 
3 43 
5 00 


7 00 

25 

1 00 

4 uo 
3 00 

5 00 


30 00 

4i 5o 
1 00 
9 00 

18 00 
10 15 

56 63 
14 01 
40 00 


St. Andrew's . . . 














Vacant : 

St. Luke's .... 
Pilgrim's (%). . . 


2 00 


50 


50 




4 00 


7 00 


Bethany {%) . . . 














Piny 














Rev. W. Kimball : 

Grace 

ConcorJia .... 

Rev. J. M. Hedrick : 
Cold Water .... 


2 00 

3 75 


7 23 


3 5o 
1 75 


2 00 


2 00 


16 73 
5 50 


Mt. Hermon . . . 














Prosperity .... 














Vacant : 

Nazareth 

Shiloh 

Hopewell 

Bethany 

Rev. D. W. Michael: 

St. Michael. . . . 

St. Paul's 

Amity 

Rev. H. M. Brown : 

Trinity 

Richland .... 

Zion {%) 

Rev. G. D. Bernheim 

St. Matthew's. . . 


1 00 
1 15 

1 00 

2 00 
25 
50 

3 00 
2 03 
1 35 


2 00 
1 00 

1 00 

2 00 

25 
50 

7 00 
4 00 
2 00 


1 00 


1 12 
1 00 




5 12 

3 15 


2 GO 
25 
50 

3 00 
3 °o 
1 00 


55 

2 00 

25 
50 

2 00 
2 00 
1 00 


1 22 
1 00 


2 55 

8 00 

1 00 

2 00 

16 22 

12 03 

5 35 


Rev. W. A. Lutz : 
Augsburg Mission. 






















5 00 




5 00 



36 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OE NORTH CAROLINA. 

Sunday collection, to be counted in Synodical Treasury, $8.38. 

3. We find no contributions to Synod from the following churches: 
Harmony Hill, Mocksville ; St. James, Sumter, S. C. ; Seaman's 
Mission ; St. James, Concord ; St. Andrew's, Concord ; Pilgrim, 
Bethany, Piny, Cold Water, Mt. Hermon, Prosperity. 

4. We have placed in hands of the Treasurer of Synod the follow- 
ing amounts for purposes named : 

Synodical Treasury $ 301 16 

Home Mission . 294 46 

Foreign Mission 252 68 

Church Extension 160 55 

Beneficiary Education . 96 15 

Total $1105 00 

5. We recommend that another column be added, to be known as 
children's column for missions. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. A. LUTZ, 

W. H. STRAUSS, 

GEO. E. RITCHIE. 

Report of Committee on the Executive Committee's 
Report was read by Rev. C. B. Miller, and received, to be 
considered item by item. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON REPORT OF EXECUTIVE 
COMMITTEE. 

Item 1. We recommend that this item be referred to Committee 
on Missions. 

Item 2. We recommend that resolutions 1, 2, and 3, in regard to 
Winston Mission, be adopted. 

Item 3. We recommend the adoption of the Executive Commit- 
tee's action in regard to settlement of Blackwelder will case, and that 
the money be invested for North Carolina Synod, and the interest an- 
nually be placed at the disposal of Synod. 

Item 4. We recommend the adoption of 'Executive Committee's 
action in regard to petition from Alamance pastorate, and also the ap- 
propriation of three hundred dollars to said pastorate. 

Item 5. We recommend the appropriation of one hundred dollars 
to Mr. H. E. H. Sloop instead of one hundred and fifty dollars. 
Respectfully submitted, 

CHAS. B. MILLER, 
W. KIMBALL, 
H. B. KIMBALL- 



MINtTTES B. 1,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 37 

Items i and 2. Adopted. Synod adjourned, pending 
-consideration of item 3, for a recess often minutes, to hear 
the address on Missions. Revs. L. K. Probst, G. D. Bern- 
heim, W. Kimball, W. A. L,utz, and W. S. Bowman made 
addresses. Synod adjourned for dinner with benediction, 
to meet in afternoon session. 



FIFTH SESSION. 



May 2, 1.30 o'clock. 

Rev. Prof. J. A. Linn conducted the devotional service. 
Minutes of the second and third sessions were read and ap- 
proved. 

The Report of the Committee on Executive Committee's 
Report resumed. 

Items 3, 4, 5. Adopted. 

Under the consideration of item 4, the following sub- 
scriptions were pledged : Ministers, $97.00 ; laymen, $49. 50 ; 
charges, $50.00 ; total, $196.50. 

List of names and amount placed in the hands of the 
Executive Committee. 

Report of Committee on President's Report resumed, 
and Synod proceeded to define the meaning of ' 'fully iden- 
tify the Synod in the work at Winston," as contained in 
the item already adopted, which was done by adopting the 
following resolution, viz.: that we appropriate to the Win- 
ston Mission $1,500.00, to be paid in three annual install- 
ments, as follows : Jan. 1, 1893, J an - r > ^9^ Jan. 1, 1895. 

Revs. W. S. Bowman and C. B. Miller were excused 
from further attendance upon Synod. 

Synod adjourned, pending consideration of Report of 
Committee on President's Report. 



MTNUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



SIXTH SESSION. 



Ma¥ 3 — 9 A. M. 

Synod opened with devotional services by Rev. W- 
R. Brown. Minutes of former session read and approved. 

Report of Committee on President's Report resumed ; 
Items 3, 4, adopted. Item 5, adopted as amended by the 
following resolution : 

Resolved, That this item be referred to the Executive Committee 
in connection with the college authorities. 

Items 6 and 7 adopted. Report adopted as a whole. 
Report of Committee on the State of the Church was read 
by Rev. C. T. L,. Fisher, received, and adopted as a whole. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON STATE OF THE CHURCH. 

The state of the church is the great question of our Synod. It is- 
the same question which confronts us when, in a broader sense, we ask 
ourselves what is the condition of Christianity in the world ? Con- 
fessedly this is a great question. Is Christianity successfully coping 
with the powers of darkness that portentously hang upon the hemis- 
phere of our time ? Is she moving forward, attacking and overcoming 
the evils of the nineteenth century ? Is she pressing on, conquering 
and to conquer ? 

We occupy a world of our own, a world in which God has placed 
us to dare, to fight, and conquer in His name. Are we valiant soldiers, 
and are we bringing our world into subjection to Christ ? 

We might ask, what is the state of church life in our Synod? 

Do we adhere to our confessions firmly ? Is our numerical strength 
increasing ? Are our benevolent contributions growing larger ? These 
are all important questions, but important, namely, because related to 
a greater question. 

The great question is, Is Christ in His conquering, sanctif} T ing 
power, dwelling in our churches and in the hearts of our people ? Not 
that we find no sin or discouragements confronting us, but whether 
the triumph of the Gospel is being sealed by the presence and power 
of the Spirit of Christ. 

Your committee has followed the Reports on the State of the 
Church with intense interest. After a careful and dispassionate ex- 
amination of the same, we feel fully warranted in sa3'ing, that through- 
out the Synod the evidences of piety and progress are of .a decidedly 
encouraging nature. 



"MINUTES E. X,. SYNOD OE NORTH CAROLINA. 39 

1. The response given among our people to the spiritual standards 
■which we know our ministry to possess, and to the faithful preaching 
•of the infallible Word, is evidence to us of the presence of Christ in 
our churches. 

2. There is a distinct and growing Lutheran consciousness among 
us which, on the whole, is neither narrow or pharisaic, nor latitudina- 
rian — a Lutheranisru conscious of its dignity and power, but with guile 
or malice to none. 

3. The church enterprise in many of our congregations, evidenced 
•by a firm, forward step in church and parsonage improvements, is a 
most gratifying and hopeful sign of -an intelligent devotion to the 
Master's work. 

4. We record with unbounded pleasure the missionary life in our 
Synod, and regard the same as an unmistakable sign of a growing 
consciousness of our duty and the mission of our dear old church. 

5. On the whole, the reports are full of encouragements, and 
prophesy a bright and brightening future. 

C. L. T. FISHER, 

H. M. BROWN, 

H. S. LIVENGOOD. 

Report of Committee on Pastoral Districts was read by- 
Rev. D. W. Michael, and received to be considered item 
by item. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PASTORAL DISTRICTS. 

Your Committee on Pastoral Districts submit the following for 
endorsement : 

1. That Rev. C. L. T. Fisher be requested to serve the Albemarle 
congregation during the coming year, provided that a separation of 
the latter church from the present pastorate be deemed advisable by 
the church at Mt. Pleasant. 

2. That the President of the North Carolina Synod administer the 
holy communion to the Hopewell congregation at least twice during 
the coming year. Respectfully submitted, . 

D. W> MICHAEL, 
J. D. SHIREY, 
N. W. MEINUS. 

Items 1, 2. Adopted. Paper adopted as a whole. 

Order of business was suspended to hear the follow- 
ing resolutions, offered by Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, which 
were adopted : 

Resolved, That Rev. S. Rothrock, D. D., the "Senior Miuisterii," 
in our Synod, who has faithfully attended the sessions of this eighty. 



40 MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA-. 

ninth convention of Synod, and has served in. the holy ministry for 59* 
years, be requested to address us at a suitable time. 

Inasmuch as Synod may adjourn today, and inasmuch as the ven- 
erable Mrs. Sallie Aigle, who was confirmed by Pastor C. A. G. Storchj. 
and who being blind enters her ninetieth year tomorrow ; therefore, 

Resolved, That we visit her in a body, offer our Christian greet- 
ings, hold a service with her,, and commend her to God. 

Synod performed the above duty immediately after ad- 
journment for dinner. 

Committee on sending telegram to Rev. Joseph A. 
Seiss made their report, which was adopted yesterday, as- 
follows r 

Rev. Joseph a. Seiss, d. d., LL. d., 

1603 Spring Garden Station, Phieadeefhia, Penna. 
Beeoved Brother, Greetings : 
The Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina in eighty- 
ninth convention assembled, congratulates you. 

We are proud of you and your loyalty to our great church. We 
admire you for your pure life. We rejoice over your abundant labors, 
God bless you and your people. Hebrews 13, verses 20 and 21. 

S. ROTHROCK, 
F. W. E. PESCHAU, 
W. A. LUTZ, 
J. A. LINN, 

Committee. 

Synod adjourned for Ordination Service. After ordi- 
nation sermon by Rev. W. A. L,utz, from text Acts 20-, 28, 
Mr. H. M. Petrea was ordained to the holy office of the 
Gospel ministry, by the officers of Synod and the Kxatn- 
ing Committee, in St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 
Rowan Co., N. C. 

Meeting adjourned with benediction. 



SEVENTH SESSION. 



May 3D, 1.30 P. M. 
Syndd was called to order by the President. 
Report of Committee on Appropriations was read by 
Rev. J. A. L,inn, and received, to be considered item by item. 



MINUTES E. t,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 41 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS. 

Your committee find that there are now in the hands of Synod 
the following funds, to-wit : 

For S3'nodical Treasury $ 292. 78 

For Home Missions . . 319.46 

For Foreign Missions 252.68 

For Church Extension 160.55 

For Beneficiary Education 96.15 

Total $1121.62 

We recommend the following appropriations : 

1. That one hundred and eighty-five dollars and eighty-five cents 
be paid out of the Synodical Treasury as per resolution of Synod, as a 
final settlement of the Seminary debt. 

2. That the balance remaining in Synodical Treasury, one hun- 
dred and six dollars and eighty-three cents, or as much thereof as may 
be necessary, be appropriated to printing and distributing Minutes of 
Synod. 

3. That one hundred dollars be paid out of Home Mission funds 
to Rev. R. Iv. Brown, for services in the Davie Mission during the 
past year. 

4. That the balance of Home Mission fund, two hundred and 
nineteen dollars and forty-six cents, be placed at the disposal of Synod. 

5. That two hundred and fifty-two dollars and sixty-eight cents, 
amount now in treasury for Foreign Missions, be forwarded to the 
Board of Missions of the United Synod for Foreign Missions. 

6. That the Church Extension fund of one hundred and sixty 
dollars and fifty-five cents, be turned over to the Board of Church Ex- 
tension, to be disposed of as they may deem proper. 

7. That the Treasurer be instructed to pay to Home Mission fund 
amount in Beneficiary fund, $96.15, as part payment of $122.18, bor- 
rowed from that fund. J. A. LINN, 

R. L. BROWN, 
D. M. BARRIER. 

Items i, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. Adopted. Report adopted as 
a whole. 

The following young men were received as benefi- 
ciaries of Synod : Messrs. J. L. Graham, T. C. Parker, C. 
T. Wagner, Robt. Kyles, and H. E. H. Sloop. 

On motion, it was resolved that all applicants for bene- 
ficiary aid be referred to the Executive Committee with 
the following instructions : That they make arrangements 



42 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OE NORTH CAROLINA. 



with the various congregations of Synod to take these 
beneficiaries into their care to provide for their education. 

The following Nominating Committees were appointed 
by the Chair : Committee to Nominate Trustees for Col- 
lege and Seminary, Revs. W. R. Brown, J. D. Shirey, and 
Mr. Jno. Cook ; Committee to Nominate Speakers for Next 
Convention, Revs. J. A. Linn, J. Q. Wertz, and E. P. 
Parker; Committee to Nominate Delegates to Sister Syn- 
ods, Revs. H. A. Trexler, D. W. Michael, and Mr. H. R. 
Plaster. 

Report of Committee on Apportionment was read by 
Rev. H. A. Trexler and adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON APPORTIONMENT. 

Your committee recommend the following apportionment : 



PASTORS. 



Rev. 
Rev. 

Rev. 
Rev. 
Rev. 

Rev. 

Rev. 

Rev. 

Rev. 
Rev. 



C. B. King. . 
P. Miller. . . 

W. R. Brown. 
J. Q. Wertz . 
C. A. Marks . 

B. S. Brown . 
V. R. Stickley 

C. A. Rose. . 

B. W. Cronk. 

C. B. Miller . 



Rev. D. W. Michael 



CHURCHES. 



to 



Rev. 
Rev. 



H. A. Trexler 
W. Kimball . 



pel 



St. John's(Salisb'y) 
St. John's(Cab'rus) 
J Organ . . 
\ Ebenezer . 

f Union . . 
\ Christiana 

I Lutheran Cha 
\ Center Grove 

f Holy Trinity 
-j Mt. Carmel . 

(Albemarle . 

f St. Enoch's . 
\ Trinity. . . . 

f St. Paul's. . 
\ Bethel . . . 

(Christ's . . 
J Salem . . . 
\ St. Luke's . 
Frieden's . . . 

(St. Michael's 
1 St. Paul's. . 

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4 


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4 


15 


5 


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7 


7 


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5 


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3 


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15 


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15 


5 


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12 


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7 


5 


5 


4 


7 


5 


5 


4 


5 


10 


5 


5 


5 


5 


2 


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1 85 

90 

55 
25 
45 
25 
65 
25 
40 

5 

9 

65 
45 
50 
40 

14 
40 
40 
50 
45 
13 
8 
26 
26 

3° 
20 



MINUTES E. I,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



43 



Rev. R. L. Brown . . 

Rev. J. M. Hedriek . 
Rev. G. H. Cox . . . 

Vacant. 

Rev. F.W. E.Peschau 
Rev. H. M. Brown. . 

Rev. W. G. Campbell 
Rev. W. S. Bowman. 

Vacant 



CHURCHES. 



Rev. C. C. Lyerly . . 
Vacant 



Rev. G. D. Bernheim 
Rev. W. A. Lutz . . 



(Reformation . 
St. Matthew's 
Providence . 
Mt. Hermon 
Cold Water . 
Prosperity . 
f St. Stephen's 
IMt. Olive. . 
f St. Luke's . 
J Pilgrim's (#) 
1 Bethany {%) 
[ Piny .... 
St. Paul's . . . 
(Trinity. . . . 

< Zion 

(Richland . 

f St. James' 

t St. Andrew 

St. Mark's . 

f Nazareth . 

J Shiloh . . . 

1 Hopewell . 

[ Bethany . . 

f Bethel . . 

\ Luther's . 

f St. Paul's. 

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2 


3 


2 


5 


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5 


3 


3 


5 


5 


5 


5 


2 


2 


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135 

30 

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Total for Synodical Treasury $ 328 

Total for Home Missions 531 

Total for Foreign Missions 338 

Total for Church Extension 214 

Total for Beneficiary Education 202 

Grand Total $1613 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. A. TREXLER, 
E. P. PARKER, 
L. H. ROTHROCK. 



Report of Committee on Missions was read by Rev. C. 
A. Rose, and received, to be considered item by item. 



44 MINUTES E. I,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MISSIONS. 

Your committee would report, that in the bounds of Synod are the 
following missions, claiming our attention, viz., the Davie, the Forsyth, 
the Seamen's, the Burlington, the Augsburg, and the St. Matthew's 
mission, concerning which we would recommend the following : 

i. That $100 be appropriated to supplement the salary in the Da- 
vie Mission. 

2. That $200 be given to the Forsyth Mission, to supplement sala- 
ry ; one-half of the same to be paid at the end of three months' service 
and the balance at the next annual meeting of Synod. And that Rev. 
H. A. Trexler be called as missionary for said mission. 

3. That $50 be appropriated to the Seamen's Mission at Wilmington. 

4. That $40 be paid Rev. E. Parker for services in the Forsyth 
Mission. 

5. That the amount left in the hands of the treasury for Home 
Missions, after the above recommendations have been complied with, 
be paid to the said St. Matthew's Mission at Wilmington, N. C. 

6. The Augsburg Mission and the Burlington Mission have been 
brought to the attention of Synod by another committee ; therefore, 
we offer no suggestion concerning the same. 

The St. Matthew's Mission of Wilmington, N. C. , petitions Synod 
to aid in the* support of the pastor to the amount of $200 per year for 
3 years ; and also to appropriate a sum from Synod to be paid annually 
toward liquidating the debt resting upon the congregation, and also to 
allow the pastor to visit the various churches of the Synod to collect 
funds for their work. 

In response to this, the committee, in view of the depleted condi- 
tion of our treasury, and in view of the obligations already resting upon 
Svnod, is at a loss to know what to recommend, and would therefore 
refer the matter to Synod, and ask that a careful consideration be 
given to the first two requests. 

And concerning the request, that the pastor, Rev. G. D. Bernheim, 
D. D., be permitted to visit the churches of Synod in behalf of the 
mission, we recommend 

7. That this request be cheerfully granted. 

Respectfully, C. A. ROSE, 

J. Q. WERTZ, 
GEO. E. RICHIE, 
H. R. PLASTER, 
Committee. 
Items 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. Adopted. Report adopted 
as a whole. 

Report of the Board of Church Extension was read 
by Rev. W. A. L,utz, and adopted as a whole. 



MINUTES E. <L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 45 

REPORT OF BOARD OF CHURCH EXTENSION. 

The Board met May 18, 1891, and elected Rev. C. B. King, Sec.; 
and I. Frank Patterson, Treas. There being so little money in the 
treasury it was decided that we will not at present loan any money to 
any church, but instructed the treasurer to put what was on hand 
$264.12) out on interest until further orders. Desiring to awaken moie 
interest in the cause of Church Extension, on Oct. 25, 1891, we sent a 
circular letter to every minister in the Synod, and to all vacant con- 
gregations, asking that a resolution passed by Synod in 18S8, making 
it the duty of every pastor to take up a collection on the Sunday nearest 
Reformation day for this cause, be observed. At the suggestion of our 
zealous Secretary, we drew up, had printed, and sent out, Nov. 12th, 
to every member of Synod, through the different pastors, a folding cir- 
cular, setting forth a brief history, the workings, and the requests of 
the Board of Church Extension, together with an equal number of en- t 
velopes, asking co-operation and a liberal collection. We ask Synod 
to endorse this action of ours. 

We recommend the following for adoption : 

THE FUNCTIONS AND POWERS OF THE BOARD OF CHURCH EXTEN- 
SION, WHICH SHALL CONTROL, THE OPERATIONS OF THE BOARD, 

1. The Board of Church Extension shall consist of two ministers 
and three laymen, elected by the Synod. 

2. The Officers of the Board shall be a President, Secretary, and 
Treasurer, elected by the Board. 

3. The meetings of the Board shall be called by the President, or 
at the suggestion of a majority of the Board. It shall be the duty of 
the President to notify the members of all meetings ; and in every in- 
stance a statement, setting forth the purpose of the meeting, shall ac- 
company the call. 

4. The aim and object of the Board shall be to create and encour- 
age all lawful plans to make and increase a fund, to be used in carry- 
ing out the Church Extension idea, which is to assist needy and worthy 
missions and struggling congregations to a house of worship. 

TERMS REGULATING THE APPROPRIATION OF FUNDS. 

i. The Board requires an applicant for aid to fill up a " Form of 
Application," with distinct and definite answers to questions asked. — 
(Refer to Board for "Form of Application.") 

2. Only organized and chartered congregations, and connected 
with the North Carolina Synod, or points operated by the United 
Synod in connection with the North Carolina Synod of the Lutheran 
church, shall obtain loans from this fund, and in all cases the Board 
shall hold conditional bonds and mortgages so that the congregation 
must ever remain loyal to the North Carolina Synod. 

3. The amount of a loan to a congregation shall not exceed the 



46 MINUTES E. X,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

amount raised by the congregation itself, unless in extreme cases of 
which the Board shall be the judge. 

4. No loan shall be granted to any congregation whose ability and 
willingness to refund said loan at maturity may be questioned by the 
Board. 

5. No loan shall be made for less than one year, or more than 
three years. 

6. Not less than $50.00, nor more than $500.00 shall be loaned to 
any one congregation. 

7. In ease any note when due cannot be paid promptly, the Board 
has the power to grant the party, or parties, twelve months' time to 
settle the same, provided 8 per cent, interest per annum is paid on 
said note from date of maturity. 

8. Every loan shall be secured either by approved security or a 
mortgage on the property on which the loan is made. 

9. The principal of the Loan Fund shall in no case be reduced by 
making donations therefrom. 

10. The Board may require congregations who have loans, to 
keep up insurance on their church buildings and transfer the policies 
to the Board as collateral security. 

11. Contributions to the general cause, payment on Synodical 
Apportionment, or donations to special churches shall not be acknowl- 
edged as payment on loans. 

As a conclusion to our annual report, and on behalf of this im- 
portant agency of the church, we offer the following recommenda- 
tions for Synod's adoption : 

1. That Synod recommend anew this important agency of our 
church, to the attention, consideration, and liberality of all of our 
people. 

2. That it be the duty of all the clergy, and all the congregations 
of Synod, to co-operate as far as possible with the Board's plan for 
collecting these special offerings. 

3. That it be the duty of all pastors in this Synod to preach one 
sermon a year on the important subject of Church Extension. 

In regard to the loan made St. James, Concord, we have the ver- 
bal assurance of the entire council, that they will pay entire amount 
as soon as they can. Since that congregation raised a large portion 
of this loan and put it in our treasury, we recommend that they be 
allowed until May 1, 1894, to make final payment. 

W. A. LUTZ, Pres., 
C. B. KING, Sec, 
I. F. PATTERSON, Treas., 
JONAS COOK, 
W. H. STRAUSS, 
Board of Church Extension. 



MINUTES E. L- SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 47 

TREASURER'S REPORT OF CHURCH EXTENSION BOARD. 

I. FRANK PATTERSON, Treasurer, 

in account with 

Church Extension Board. 

April 27, 1892. 

Cr. Dr. 

To check from T. L. Seigle & Co $126 66 

To amt. rec'd from Treas. N. C. Synod . . 137 46 

To int. allowed on above ($264.12) to May 
I, 1892 12 76 

To cash from Rev. W. A. Lutz, Trinity ch. 5 00 

To cash from Rev. W. Kimball, Grace ch. 
To cash from Rev. W. Kimball, Concordia 
To cash from Rev. W. A. Lutz, Trinity ch. 
To cash from Rev. C. L. T. Fisher .... 
To cash from Mr. C. G. Heilig, Holy Trin. 
To cash from Mr. C. G. Heilig, Albemarle 
To cash from Mr. C. G. Heilig, Mt. Carmel 
To cash from Mr. F. B. Brown, St. Enoch's 
To cash from Rev. P. Miller, St. John's . . 
To cash from Rev. C. A. Rose, St. Paul's . 
To cash from Rev. C. A. Rose, Bethel . . . 
To cash from Rev. W. H. Cone, New Mar- 
ket, Va 

By order paid Henkel & Co 34 12 

By amt. due Church Extension Board . . . 321 09 



1891. 
July 


9 


July 


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1892. 

April 


27. 


1 891. 

Nov. 


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1892. 




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Jan. 


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13- 


Jan. 


13- 


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15- 


Jan. 


15- 


Jan. 


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Feb. 


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Mar. 


22. 


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To amt. due Church Extension Board . . . $321 09 
To cash from Trustees St. James' church, 

Concord, in part payment of loan .... 100 00 



Amount in Treasury $421 09 

Report of Committee on Unfinished Business was read 
by Rev. W. R. Brown, and received, to be considered item 
by item. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MINUTES AND UN- 
FINISHED BUSINESS. 
Your committee would submit the following : 

1. On page 30. What has President of the Board of Church Ex- 
tension done toward securing a charter for said Board ? 



48 MINCTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAKOUNA. 

2. On same page. Has the Board of Church Extension secured a 
note in proper form from the council of St. James Evangelical Lutheran 
Church, Concord, N. C, for money loaned to the Canonville Mission ? 

3. Has the President of Synod performed the duty imposed upon 
him by resolution 3, on page 38 ? 

4. On page 45. Was as much as $150.00 due Rev. H. M. Brown 
for work in Forsyth Mission ? 

5. On page 48. Did the Secretary have :,ooo copies of the Presi- 
dent's Report of North Carolina College printed, according to instruc- 
tions ? 

6. Have the speakers who were appointed to make addresses at 
this meeting of Synod, on Beneficiary Education and Missions, per- 
formed their duty ? 

7. It is stated in Minutes — vide pages 15 and 30 — that certain min . 
isters of other denominations were received as advisory members of 
this Synod. Is this correct ? 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. R. BROWN, 
W. S. BOWMAN. 

Item 1. Answered, attended to. The Board did not 
secure a charter because the Synod is already chartered, 
and the Board of Church Extension is a creature of Synod 
by adoption. [For authority of such a Board, see Constitu- 
tion, chapter 1, art. 3, page 4 — Of the Duties and Powers. .] 

Item 2. Answered, satisfactorily arranged. 

Item 3. Answered, yes. On motion, the correspond- 
ence was read, whereupon Synod adopted the following 
resolution : 

Resolved, That we regret the non-attendance of Revs. W. G. 
Campbell and J. M. Hedrick, and the delegates from the charges they 
serve ; that we very kindly excuse them, and that our Secretary re- 
quest them to be kind enough to send their Parochial Reports for in- 
sertion in our Minutes. 

Item 4. Answered, yes. But Rev. H. M. Brown after- 
wards returned $25.00 to the Treasurer of Synod. 

Item 5. Answered, yes. Cost for printing same was 
$13.75, which was paid out of the Synodical Treasury, and 
included in bill for Minutes of 1891. 

Item 6. Answered, no. But under the circumstances, 
they were excused by Synod. 



MINUTES E. L,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 49 

Item 7. Answered, no. Report adopted as a whole. 

On motion of Rev. G. D. Bernheim, it was 
J?esolved, That the Treasurer of Synod be authorized to borrow 
$96.50 to pay the debt this Synod owes to Rev. C. L. T. Fisher, which 
the Synodical fund shall liquidate as soon as it shall be in position to 
do so. 

Report of Committee on Vacancies was read by Rev. 
B. W. Cronk, and adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON VACANCIES. 

Your committee find the following vacancies : Concordia and 
Grace pastorate, Davidson pastorate, Forsyth pastorate, and Burling- 
ton and St. Paul's pastorate. 

As the Executive Committee have Forsyth, Burlington, and St. 
Paul's under their care, we have no recommendations to make in re- 
gard to them. 

We recommend that Grace and Concordia be urged to settle with 
their former pastor at once and call a pastor as soon as possible, and 
that the President *of Synod visit Concordia at an early day, preach 
for them and encourage them to settle with their former pastors. 

In regard to Davidson, we recommend that the President of Synod 
visit, if necessary, the charge, and aid them in securing a pastor. 

B. W. CRONK, 
W. R. KETCHIE. 

The following were elected as delegates to other syn- 
ods, viz.: 

To the Virginia Synod : Rev. V. R. Stickley, princi- 
pal ; and Rev. C. B. King, alternate. 

To the Tennessee Synod : Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, 
principal ; and Rev. J. Q. Wertz, alternate. 

To the South Carolina Synod : Rev Prof. C. h. T. 
Fisher, principal ; and Rev. C. A. Marks, alternate. 

To the Southwestern Virginia Synod : Rev. W. R. 
Brown, principal ; and Rev. B. W. Cronk, alternate. 

Rev. J. D. Shirey was elected to fill vacancy on the 
Board of Trustees of North Carolina College ; and Rev. B. 
S. Brown on the Board of Trustees of Mt. Pleasant Female 
Seminary. 

SPEAKERS FOR NEXT ANNUAL CONVENTION. 

The election of speakers for next year resulted as fol- 
lows : Beneficiary Equation — Rev. B. S. Brown, principal ; 



50 MINUTES E. h- SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA." 

and Rev. H. M. Brown, alternate. Missions — Rev. V. R. 
Stickley, principal; and Rev. C. C. L,yerly, alternate. Or- 
dination Sermon — Rev. W. S. Bowman, D. D., principal ; 
and Rev. G. D. Bernheim, D. D., alternate. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

By election, the following persons constitute the Ex- 
ecutive Committee : Revs. J. Q. Wertz, C. A. Marks, W. 
Kimball, and Mr. I. Frank Patterson, and Capt. J. A. 
Fisher 

Rev. B. S. Brown donated $5.00 and Dr. S. P. Wright 
$4.00 to Synod to liquidate indebtedness resting upon 
Synod. The $5.00 gift to supplement the collection for 
the burial expenses of Rev. Koontz ; and the other gift to 
fulfill pledges to the Winston Mission for Books of Wor- 
ship. The donors received a vote of thanks from Synod 
for their liberal and timely donations. 

EXAMINING COMMITTEE. 
The Chair appointed Rev. W. S. Bowman, D. D., Rev. 

B. S. Brown, and Rev. G. D. Bernheim, D. D., a Commit- 
tee on Examination of Candidates for the Gospel Ministry. 

The following resolutions, offered by Rev. Peschau, 
were adopted as standing resolutions : 

Resolved 1. That the Lutheran name for our ministers is Pastor, 
and that we recommend that this word be used in public or private, 
when speaking to or about them. 

Resolved 2. That Council is the Scriptural and Lutheran name for 
the board of officers of our various churches, and that such words as 
vestry, etc., are not Lutheran, and should not be used by our people. 

Resolved j. That in the meetings held during the annual sessions 
of Synod, in the interests of Education, Beneficiary Education, Home 
Missions, etc., a collection be taken for the object in whose interests 
the meeting is held. 

Resolved, That the above resolution be printed among the 
standing resolutions. 

Rev. W. A. L,utz offered the following, which was 
adopted : 

Resolved 1. That we do hereby express our sincere thaaks to Rev. 

C. A. Rose, pastor loci, and to the people of St. Paul's congregation, 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 51 

and friends, for their very kind hospitality shown us in entertaining 
the 89th convention of the North Carolina Synod. 

2. That our thanks are hereby expressed to the church choir of 
St. Paul's and to the R. & D. R. R. for service and favors received. 

On motion, the Secretary was instructed to omit the 
reprint of Boards of Trustees and Certificate of Dismissal ; 
and to have 2,000 copies of the Minutes printed and dis- 
tributed. 

On motion, the Secretary was granted ten dollars for 
services as Secretary. 

By resolution, the interests of the Davie Mission were 
referred to the Executive Committee. 

Approval of the Minutes of the Ministerium was left 
to the President and Secretary. 

TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING. 
By resolution and invitation, the next annual conven- 
tion of Synod will meet on Tuesday morning at 10.30, be- 
fore the first Sunday in May, at Lutheran Chapel, China 
Grove, N. C. 

After the reading and approval of the Minutes of the 
last two sessions, Synod adjourned according to prescribed 
form to meet at time and place above mentioned. 

CHAS. B. KING, 
Secretary. 



52 



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PASTORS. 



C. B. King 

P. Miller 

W. R. Brown 

C. B. Miller 

*C. A. Marks ... . 

*J. Q. Wertz 

H. A. Trexler 

*V. R. Stickley . . . . 
Geo. H. Cox 

R. L. Brown 

B. W. Cronk 

F. W. E. Peschau. . . . 
Care of Rev. Peschau . 
W. S. Bowman . . . . 

B. S. Brown 

C. C. Lyerly 

C. A. Rose 

*W. G. Campbell . . . 

Vacant 

W. Kimball 

*J. M. Hedrick . . . . 

E. P. Parker (Supply) 

D. W. Michael . . . . 



H. M. Brown. . 

W. A. Lutz. . . 
G. D. Bernheim 



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58 MINUTES E. I,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



DIVINE SERVICES. 



Friday, 10.30 A. M. — Synodical Sermon by Rev. Geo. 
H, Cox. Text, Eph. 6, 19. Followed by the Holy Com- 
munion. 

Sunday, 11 A. M.—Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, D. D., 
in the church. Text, Eph. 4, 8. Rev. W. A. L,utz, in 
the grove. Text, Job 12, 15. 

Sunday, 2 P. M. — Rev. G. D. Bernheim, D. D., in the 
church. Text, Gal. 4, 24. Rev. C. C. L,yerly, in the 
grove. Text, Prov. 23, 26. 

{Sunday in Salisbury), at 11 A. M., Rev. W. S. Bow- 
man, D. D.; at 8 P. M., Rev. V. R. Stickley. 

Tuesday, 11 A. M. — Ordination Sermon by Rev. W. 
A. Lutz. Text, Acts 20, 28 ; followed by the ordination 
of Mr. H. M. Petrea. 

ADDRESSES. 

Saturday, 11 A. M. — Addresses on Education by Rev. 
Prof. C. L. T. Fisher and Rev. Prof. J. D. Shirey. 

Monday, 11 A. M. — Addresses on Missions by Rev. L,. 
K: Probst, Rev. G. D. Bernheim, D. D., Rev. W. A. Lutz, 
Rev. W. Kimball, and Rev. W. S. Bowman, D. D. 



MINUTES OF THE MINISTERIUM. 



FIRST SESSION. 



April 29 — 4.30 P. M. 
Ministerium was called to order by the President. 
Prayer by Rev. H. A. Trexler. The President brought to 
the attention of the Ministerium the fact (attested by a 
written communication), that Rev. T. H. Strohecker had 
withdrawn from the Lutheran church, and connected him- 
self with the Presbyterian church. Pending the discussion 
of the same, Ministerium adjourned. 



SECOND SESSION. 



April 30 — 4.30 P. M. 
Prayer by Rev. V. R. Stickley. The Chair appointed 
the following Committee to Consider the Claims for Appli- 
cants for Beneficiary Aid, with request to report at the 
next meeting : Revs. G. D. Bernheim, W. R. Brown, and 
C. C. Eyerly. Ministerium adjourned. 



THIRD SESSION. 



May 2—5 P. M. 

Ministerium opened with prayer. The Examination 
Committee reported favorably on the ordination of Mr. H. 
M. Petrea, who had applied for ordination at the hands of 
this Synod. 

The Committee Appointed to Consider Applications for 
Beneficiary Aid, reported favorably on the following appli- 
cants : Messrs. Kylers, Pajrker, J. L,. Graham, Wagner. 

Ministerium adjourned. 



6o MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



FOURTH SESSION. 



May 3 — 8 o'clock. 
Ministerium opened with prayer by Rev. B. S. Brown. 
The following resolution was adopted in reference to Rev. 
T. H. Strohecker: 

Resolved, That in view of Rev. T. H. Strohecker, according to 
his own statement, having left the Lutheran church to connect him- 
self with another denomination, his name be stricken from the roll of 
our ministry. 

On motion, the President of Synod was requested to 
inform the Lutheran Central Illinois Synod of the action 
of the Ministerium ; and also inform Rev. T. H. Strohecker 
of the same. 

The following was adopted : 

Resolved, That Rev. Wm. Stoudemire's name be dropped from 
the clerical roll for contempt of Synod. 

Ministerium adjourned with benediction. 

C. B. KING, Secretary. 



MINUTES E. Iv. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 6l 



STANDING RESOLUTIONS OF SYNOD. 



i. Resolved, That this Synod recommends to the Church Councils 
the propriety of adopting the plan of collecting Pastor's Salary by 
assessment. 

2. Resolved, That in accordance with the Church Discipline, 
Chapter VI., Section 3, the Church Councils be instructed to require 
every member of the Church, to contribute to the support of the Gos- 
pel, except such as in their judgment are too poor to do so. 

3. Resolved, That no charge in connection with this Synod shall 
call a pastor until it has made a satisfactorj' settlement with the for- 
mer pastor as to salary. 

4. Resolved, That when a retiring pastor shall notify the President 
of Synod, that the charge which he is vacating has not made satisfac- 
tory settlement with him, the President shall at once notify said charge 
that they cannot call a pastor until they have complied with third 
resolution of Standing Resolutions, and that if the retiring pastor fails 
to notify the President of the charge's indebtedness to him, he waives 
all protection under this resolution. 

5. Resolved, That the courteous recognition of the presence of 
Ministers, not of the Lutheran Church, be taken by recording their 
names in the Minutes as having been in attendance upon the sessions 
of this Body. 

6. Resolved, That we recommend a Certificate be given in each 
case when a Pastor administers the Sacrament of Baptism or the rite 
of Confirmation. 

7. Resolved, That any young man receiving aid from this Synod 
shall execute a bond to the Treasurer to pay back in full to Synod, 
with interest, the amounts as severally received by him during the 
prosecution of his studies ; in the event he voluntarily abandons the 
active work of the ministry, is deposed or unites with another denom- 
ination, before the expiration of seven years' faithful service — such 
seven years' faithful service as a Lutheran minister to be considered a 
canceling of his bonds. 

8. Resolved, That as there is a lack of system in the reports, and 
that as no report whatever concerning the state or growth of piety, in 
any of our institutions, has been submitted to the committee, and as 
it is the duty of no one specially to do so, and as system in all things 



62 MINUTES E. h. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

lightens the burdens of work and economizes time, your committee 
would recommend that hereafter the following order should be observ- 
ed in reporting : i. Attendance upon the various means of grace, such 
as public worship, the attention paid thereto, and observance of the 
Sacrament of Baptism and the Lord's Supper. 2. Giving the number 
in the increase of membership by confirmation, from other churches, 
and by restoration, as well as loss in membership, the condition of the 
Sunday-school and catechetical class. 3. The increase or decrease in 
financial contributions for benevolent objects and to church purposes. 
4. Items of special signification or miscellaneous matter, as special 
services held, questions on church troubles, etc. 5. Growth or decline 
of spiritual life and indications of piety. 6. That the President of each 
of our institutions be required to report to Synod on the religious con- 
dition of the students in our schools of learning. 

9. Resolved, That the Recording Secretary be authorized to award 
the contract for printing the Minutes of each Synod before the assem- 
bling of Synod. 

10. Resolved, That we hereby endorse the plans and constitutions 
used in the organization of Children's Societies and Woman's Societies. 

ii. Resolved, That we recommend the plans and constitution 
thus used, to our pastors and people where organizations have not yet 
been effected. 

12. Resolved, That the money from the Children's Missionary So- 
cieties be sent to the Treasurer of Synod, marked, "Children's Fund 
for Foreign Missions," and that the amounts thus collected be accred- 
ited upon the assessments of the various congregations for Foreign 
Missions. 

13. Resolved, That any person wishing to become a beneficiary of 
this Synod be required to present his request to Synod in person, if 
possible, or through his pastor, and that he become a beneficiary of 
Synod only after he has been decided worthy of aid, by a majority 
vote of Synod. 

14. Resolved, That the granting of letters of dismissal from the 
Lutheran Church is contrary to the right usage of our church. 

15. Resolved, That the President at the conclusion of each annual 
meeting of Synod appoint two brethren, one the principal the other 
the alternate, to prepare and to preach the Ordination Sermon at the 
next convention. 

16. Resolved, That hereafter the pastors in reporting on State of 
the Church, shall follow the prescribed order, and shall commit to 
writing, and read all that they wish to report to Synod ; but that it be 
left optional with the lay-delegates to report verbally or in writing. 

17. Resolved, That each congregation be required to report to 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 63 

Synod all communing members whose connection has not been dis- 
solved by letter or excommunication. 

18. Resolved, That the Lutheran name for our ministers is Pastor, 
and that we recommend that this word be used in public or private, 
when speaking to or about them. 

19. Resolved, That Council is the Scriptural and Lutheran name for 
the board of officers of our various churches, and that such words as 
vestry, etc., are not Lutheran, and should not be used by our people. 

20. Resolved, That in the meetings held during the annual sessions 
of Synod, in the interests of Education, Beneficiary Education, Home 
Missions, etc., a collection be taken for the object in whose interests 
the meeting is held- 

In calling a Pastor, notice the form printed for use as seen on 4th 
page of Minutes. 



PAGE. 

Appropriation to Winston Mission 37 

Address to Synod, by Rev. Rothrock, by request 39-40 

Appropriations, Report of Committee on 41 

Apportionment, Report of Committee on 42-43 

Beneficiaries 41 

Church Petitions, Report of Special Committee on 28-29 

Church Institutions and Education, Report of Committee on . . 29-30 

Church Extension, Report of Board of 45-46 

Church Extension Board, Treasurer's Report of 47 

Delegates to other Synods 3 

Delegates to Sister Synods, Election of 49 

Donations, Special . 50 

Divine Services 58 

Election of Officers .... 16 

Executive Committee of Synod, Annual Report of 23-28 

Excused from Synod, Revs. Bowman and Miller 37 

Executive Committee, Election of 50 

Examining Committee, Appointment of 50 

Finance, Report of Committee on 34-36 

Hours for Conducting Business 22 

Letters and Petitions, Report of Committee on 32-33 

Liquidation of Amount due Rev. Fisher, Resolution on .... . 49 
Mt. Pleasant Female Seminary, Report of Board of Trustees . . 21-22 

Missions, Report of Committee on 44 

Minutes and Unfinished Business, Report of Committee on . . . 47-48 

Minutes, Number to be printed 51 

Ministerium, Minutes of 59-60 

North Carolina College, Report of Board of Trustees 19-21 

Nominating Committees 42 

Opening Services 5 

Ordination of Rev. H. M. Petrea 40 

Pastoral Call Blank 4 



INDEX. 

PAGE. 

President's Report 7-15 

President's Report, Report of Committee on 3 I_ 3 2 

Pastoral Districts, Report of Committee on 39 

Parochial Reports of Revs. Campbell and Hedrick, Resolution on 48 

Parochial Reports 52-55 

Parochial Table, Supplementary 56-57 

Roll of Synod , 6-7 

Reporters to Newspapers appointed 28 

Syuodical Calendar 2 

Standing Committees . . 16-17 

Speakers for next Convention, Election of 49-50 

Standing Resolutions, Additional 50 

Seiss, Rev. Dr., 50th Anniversary, Resolution and Committee on 23 

State of the Church, Report of Committee on 38-39 

Standing Resolutions . . 61-63 

Thanks, Resolution of 50-51 

Time and Place of Next Meeting 51 

Treasurer's Report 17-19 

Telegram of Congratulation to Rev. Dr. Seiss 40 

Visiting Members 16 

Vacating Charges, Change in Standing Resolutions in regard to . 32 

Visit to Mrs. Sallie Aigle by Synod . 40 

Vacancies, Report of Committee on 49 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

NINETIETH ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE 

EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 

SYNOD AND MINISTERIUM 

OF 

FORTH GJLJELOTjTI&Jl, 

HELD IN 

Lutheran Chapel Church, China Grove, Rowan Co., N. C. 
REV. C. A. MARKS, PASTOR, 

BEGINNING TUESDAY, MAY 2, 1893. 



Henkel & Co. 's Steam Printing House, 

OFFICE OF OUR CHURCH PAPER, SHENANDOAH VALLEY, &C 

New Market, Shenandoah County, Virginia. 



North Carolina College, 



MT. PLEASANT, N. C. 



COURSES LEADING TO A. B., B. S., AND B. PH. 



.ajo^idieimho :d:e:p^:r,t:m::e]:n~t 7 

With Courses Preparatory for College. 



♦SPECIAL COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT.* 



instruction Thorough. Good brick buildings. 

beautiful and Healthful location. 

Expenses moderate. 



SESSION OPENS SEPTEMBER 7th, 1893. 

For Catalogue and further information, address 

J. D. SHIREY, President. 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

NINETIETH ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE 

E VA NGELICA L L UTHERA N 

SYNOD AND MINISTERIUM 



zlstozr/tih: a^zROHiiztsrA., 



HELD IN 



Lutheran Chapel Church, China Grove, Rowan Co., N. C. 



REV. C. A. MARKS, PASTOR, 



BEGINNING TUESDAY, MAY 2, 1893. 



Henkel & Co.'S Steam Printing House, 

OFFICE OF OUR CHURCH PAPER, SHENANDOAH VALLEY, &C. 

New Market, Shenandoah County, Virginia. 



SYNODICAL CALENDAR i8g3-'94. 

OFFICERS OF SYNOD. 

President— Rev. GEO. H. COX Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

Vice-President— Rev. C. A. ROSE Zeb, N. C. 

SECRETARY— Rev. CHAS. B. KING Salisbury,' N. C. 

Treasurer— Mr. I. FRANK PATTERSON . . China Grove, N. C. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

President— Rev. C. A. MARKS China Grove, N. C. 

Secretary— Rev. J. O. WERTZ, Salisbury, N. C. 

Treasurer— Rev. V. R. STICKLEY . . Enochville, N. C. 

Capt. J. A. FISHER, 

Mr. P. D. LINN. 

ARCHIVARIUS. 

REV. J. D. SHIREY Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

SENIORES MINISTERII. 

Sixty Years in the Ministry. 
Rev. S. ROTHROCK, D. D., REV. J. B. DAVIS? D. D. 



SPECIAL COMMITTEES 



COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS. 

The SECRETARY, .with Revs. W. R. BROWN and 
C. L. T. FISHER. 



COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATION OF CANDIDATES. 

REV. W. S. BOWMAN, D D., Rev. B. S. BROWN, 

Rev. G. D. BERNHEIM, D. D. 



COMMITTEE ON FILE OF MINUTES AND ARCHIVE 
BUILDING. 

Rev. Prof. J. H. C. FISHER and Mr. C. D. BARRINGER. 



COMMITTEE ON THE CENTENNIAL OF ORGAN CHURCH. 

The OFFICERS of SYNOD and the PASTOR LOCI. 



SPEAKERS FOR NEXT CONVENTION. 



ADDRESS ON BENEFICIARY EDUCATION. 
REV. B. W. CRONK, Prin. Rev. D. W. MICHAEL, Alt. 

ADDRESS ON MISSIONS. 

Rev. Prof. C. L- T. FISHER, Prin. Rev. W. P. HUDDLE, Alt. 

ORDINATION SERMON. 

REV. PETER MILLER, Prin. Rev. J. D. SHIREY, Alt. 

SERMON ON BENEFICENCE OR DIVINE STEWARDSHIP. 

Rev. C. A. MARKS, Prin. Rev. E. P. PARKER, Alt. 



DELEGATES TO OTHER SYNODS. 



TO THE TENNESSEE SYNOD. 

Rev. W. S. BOWMAN, D. D:, Prin. Rev. J. D. SHIREY, Alt. 

TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

Rev. J. O. WERTZ, Prin. Rev. C. A. MARKS, Alt. 

% 

TO THE SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA SYNOD. 

REV. C. B. KING, Prin. Rev. W. R. BROWN, Alt. 

TO THE VIRGINIA SYNOD. 

Rev. PETER MILLER, Prin. Rev. C. B. MILLER, Alt. 



TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT ANNUAL MEETING. 

The 91st Annual Convention of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of 
North Carolina will be held in Organ Church, Rowan County, N. C, 
beginning Thursday before the first Sunday in May, 1894. 



PASTOR'S CALL 



TO REV 

Grace, Mercy and Peace from God our Father and Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

The Evangelical Lutheran pastorate of 

being destitute of a pastor, and the stated means of Grace which God 
appointed for the salvation of souls, and being satisfied of your piety, 
literary attainments and ministerial qualifications, the undersigned are 
authorized by and on behalf of the same to inform you that the said 
pastorate has according to the Formula of Government of the Evangel- 
ical Lutheran Church of the Synod, elected you 

and doth through solemnly and in the fear of God call you to 

become its pastor and spiritual teacher, to teach the Word of God, ad- 
minister the Sacraments, attend to the catechisation of the young, 
maintain Christian discipline, and perform all the other duties of the 
gospel ministry according to the Word of God and the rules and usages 
of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, your services to commence on or 

about 18 

(i) 



To encourage you in the performance of the duties of the pastoral office 
...... authorized to promise you on behalf of the said pastorate 

proper attention, obedience and love in the Lord ; and to free you from 
worldly care while you are laboring for our spiritual good, as well as 
to make you a suitable compensation for your ministerial services . . 
further have authority to state that your salary shall be at the rate of 

.... dollars annually in 

installments, so long as you continue its pastor, together with the free 
use of the parsonage. (2) 

May the Lord incline you to come and labor among us in the full- 
ness of the blessings of the gospel of peace. 

Given under hand this day of 18 

(3) 

(Signed) 

Presiding Officer of the Congregational meeting of Evangelical Luther- 
an pastorate of (4) 



Signatures of other officers. 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILLING BLANKS. 

(1) — The blank space may be filled up with any details, concerning the charge, 
that may be deemed necessary for the further information of the pastor elect. 

(2) — If there should be no parsonage, the clause regarding it should be stricken 
out. 

(3) — This call is to be signed by the Presiding officer of the Congregational Meet- 
ing at which the pastor has been elected. 

(4) — If the Charter of the Church should require any other officer or officers to sign 
the pastoral call, such officers ought also to sign the call in addition to the Presi- 
dent of the Congregational Meeting. 



[Form to be used by the congregations of the North Carolina Synod.] 



MINUTES 

OF THE ■ 
NINETIETH ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE 

Evang. Luth. Synod and Ministerium 

OF 

hsto:r,t:h: c^iro-LiUN^a., 

HEED AT 

MJTflEHAN CHAPEL CHURCH, CHINA GROVE, N- C, 

Rev. C. A. MARKS, Pastor, 

BEGINNING TUESDAY, MAY 2d, 1893. 



The ninetieth annual convention of the Evangelical Luther- 
an Synod of North Carolina met in Lutheran Chapel Evan- 
gelical Lutheran Church, China Grove, N. C, Rev. C. A. 
Marks, pastor, Tuesday morning, at 1 1 o'clock, May 2, 1893. 

The opening service was conducted by the pastor loci. — 
The synodical sermon was preached by Rev. Geo. H. Cox, 
from text Psa. 46, 7. Then followed the administration of 
the Lord's Supper, and adjournment with benediction, to 
meet in afternoon session. 



FIRST SESSION. 



May 2D, 2 o'clock, P. M. 

The Synod was formally opened according to the Book of 
Common Service. 

The roll of ministers was called, and the names of lay- 
delegates presenting proper credentials were enrolled. 



MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



ROLL OF SYNOD. 
CLERICAL. 



Ministers. 

Rev. Samuel Rothrock, D. D . 

" J. B. Davis, D. D., (a. e.) 

" G. D. Bemheim, D. D. . 

" W. S. Bowman, D. D. . . 

" J. F. Schaeffer (a. e.) . . 

" W. H. Cone (a. e.) . . . . 

" Peter Miller 

" W. Kimball 

" J. D. Shirey 

" M. Wolf (a. e.) . . 

" A. D. E. Moser (a. e.) . . 

" J. H. Fespermau (a. e.) . 

" W. R. Ketchie 

" R. L. Brown 

" E. P. Parker 

" Geo. H. Cox 

" H. M. Brown 

" V. R. Stickley 

" C. A. Marks 

" W. A. Eutz 

" W. G. Campbell (a.) . . . 

" J. M. Hedrick (a. e.) . . 

" C. C. Eyerly (a.) .... 

" J. Q Wertz 

" C. A. Rose 

" C. E. T. Fisher 

" B. W. Cronk 

" H. A. Trexler 

" W. R. Brown 

" Chas. B. King 

" C. B. Miller ,....*.. 

" D. W. Michael 

" H. M. Petrea 

" J. H. C. Fisher 

" C. A. Brown 

" W. P. Huddle 

" R. E. Bame 

" W. H. Stutts 



Time of 
Min 



Enterii 

ISTRY. 

1833. 
1833 
IS49 
18- 



POSTOFFICE. 



i860 
1859 
i860 
i860 
I863 
IS65 



1871 
1872 
1873 
1875 
I876 
1877 
1877 
1877 
l88l 
1 88l 
1882 



1886 
1886 



1893 
1893 



Gold Hill, N. C. 

Salem, Va. 
. Wilmington, N. C. 

Charlotte, N. C. 
. Monroe, Ga. 

New Market, Va. 
. Concord, N. C. 
. Tyro Shops, N. C. 
. Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 
. Ridgeway, N. C. 
. Charlotte, N. C. 

Barium Springs, N; C. 
. Kappa, N. C. 
, Salisbury, N. C. 
. Greensboro, N. C. 
, Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 
. Brick Church, N. C. 
. Enochville, N. C. 
. China Grove, N. C. 

Winston, N. C. 

. Concord, N. C. 
. Bryson, Texas. 

Salisbury, N. C. 

Zeb, N. C. 
. Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

Bear Poplar, N. C. 

Rural Hall, N. C. 

Organ Church, N. C. 

Salisbury, N. C. 
, Burlington, N. C. 

Troutman, N. C. 
, Richmond, Va. 
. Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 
. China Grove, N. C. 

Craven, N. C. 

Salisbury, N. C. 
. Cherokee, N. C. 



Total number of ministers. 



(a. e.) Absent and excused, (a.) Absent. 



LAY. 

DELEGATES. POSTOFFICE. PASTORATES. 

J. D. Heilig Salisbury, N. C • St. John's. 

C. D. Barringer Concord, N. C St. John's (Cabarrus). 

W. H. Graeber Organ Church, N. C. . . . {^ b | U e zer . 

Henry Cobb, Jr Gibsonville, N. C Frieden's. 

S. W. Winecoff China Grove, N. C { gSgggg*- 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



LAY— Continued. 

Delegates. Postoffice. Pastorates. 

John C. Lingle Salisbury, N. C {cSiana. 



Dr. C. M. Pool Craven, N. C. 



f St. Peter's. 
• ' • • \St. Matthew. 

D. M. Isenhour Enochville, N. C { TrinUy. Ch ' 

Geo. W. Dry Copal Grove, N. C {Mtfoirve 11 ' 8 ' 

t Reformation. 

James D. Walker Mocksville, N. C ^ St. Matthew's. 

( Providence. 

Edmond Sifford Salisbury, N. C j |aie^ ke ' S- 

Dr. S. P. Wright Wilmington, N. C St. Paul's (Wilmington). 

W. H. Crowel and T. B. Seigle . Charlotte, N. C St. Mark's. 

C G. Heilig ML Pleasant, N. C { ggJS** 

W. S. Blackwelder Copal Grove, N. C . . j £fi?jiffiS?- 

(Bethel. 

S. C. Ketchie Salisbury, N. C < St. Paul's (Rowan). 

(Christ's. 

( St. James'. 

' I St. Andrew's. 

f St. Duke's. 

H.J. Sink Tyro Shops, N. C ] Betharfy. 

I Piny. 
S. G. Patterson China Grove, N. C j g^Sidia. 

(Cold Water. 
< Mt. Hermou. 

(Prosperity. 

fShiloh. 
V. I. Beck Rural Hall, N. C < Bethany. 

(Nazareth. 

( St. Michael. 
C. C. Haithcox Troutman, N. C ] St. Paul's. 

( Amity. 

( Lau's. 
J. M.Kimes Brick Church, N. C. . . . {Richland. 

( Zion's (%). 

F. B. Efird Winston, N. C Augsburg. 

C. F. W. Heimes Wilmington, N. C St. Matthew's. 

H.N. Fowler Burlington, N. C {sfpSSf' 



VACANT PASTORATES. 

Churches. Delegates. Address of Delegates. 

i. St. Paul's (Wilmington) . . . Dr. S. P. Wright Wilmington, N. C. 

2. Frieden's Henry Cobb, Jr Gibsonville, N. C. 

HSS5BSS? W.S. Blackwelder. . . . Copal Grove, N. C. 

Mt. Carmel Vacant church Referred to Exec. Com. 

( Reformation 1 
4. < St. Matthew's > Davie Mission Referred to Exec. Com. 

( Providence ) 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



VACANT MISSION POINTS UNDER CARE OF SYNOD. 

Greensboro, N. C. 19 communicant members. 

Lexington, N. C 

Asheville, N. C 38 communicant members organized. 

St. James (Stanley) Sumpter, S. C 36 communicant members organized. 

Seaman Mission 588 Scandinavians and Germans attended service. 

Mooresville 

Elkin 

Mocksville 

The Owen's lot and church . . . 
Goldsboro 

The President read his annual report which was received 
and held for reference to the proper committee. 



PRESIDENT'S REPORT. 

My Dear Brethren : 

Greetings in the Name of our Dear Lord Jesus : Time's nev- 
er ceasing, ever moving chariot-wheels have once again brought us 
together in our synodical capacity- The ninetieth year of our dear 
old synod has rapidly passed, and will soon be numbered among the 
things that once were, but are not. Its months and weeks are all 
gone, buried in the past, never to be recalled. Only a few short days 
and hours yet remain. 

We have toiled and labored ; preached and prayed ; ministered and 
been ministered unto, during the year ; but now, our work for the 
year is ended. Many have been the cares, burdens, and troubles ; 
fears, hopes, and griefs ; yearnings, aspirations, and wrestlings of the 
year ; but God's messengers have come and taken all these, together 
with our sheaves, many or few, and have borne them away to his eter- 
nal granary, there to await the day of final reckoning. The planting 
is over, the growing is completed, the harvest is gathered, the re- 
sults we cannot change. 

And now, after the work of the year, in the providence of our God 
we are here, once more gathered together in synodical capacity, to 
devise ways and means for the continuation of the work that is in- 
trusted to our hands. 

Before us, to-day,- there lies much to be done. From the foreign 
field, from the home field, from every department of our work, there 
comes the constant cry, "Come over and help us." And the very 
serious question forces itself upon us as a synod and as individuals, 
Are we doing our best ? Does not God demand our best ? Dare we of- 
fer him, and will he be satisfied with less than our best ? 

May God help us, during this convention, to devise, plan, and exe- 
cute great things for the Master's Kingdom. 



MINUTES E. L- SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 9 

RESIGNATIONS. 

The following resignations have been handed in and accepted during 
the year : 

i. Rev. H. A. Trexler, St. Peter's pastorate, June i, 1892. 

2. Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, D. D., St. Paul's, Wilmington, N. C, 
Oct. 30, 1892. 

3. Rev. C. C. Lyerly, Bethel (Stanley) pastorate, Nov. 21, 1892. 

4. Rev. C. B. Miller, Frieden's congregation, March 26, 1893. 

CALLS ACCEPTED. 
The following calls have been given and accepted : 

1. Rev. H. A. Trexler to the Forsyth Mission, June 1, 1892. 

2. Rev. W. Kimball to the Davidson pastorate, June 1, 1892. 

3. Rev. C. A. Brown to the Concordia pastorate, Aug. 9, 1892. 

4. Rev. W. P. Huddle to the St Peter's pastorate, Feb. 1, 1893. 

5. Rev. C. B. Miller to the Alamance Mission, March 17, 1893. 

LETTERS OF TRANSFER. 
The following letters of transfer have been received ; 

1. Rev. C. A. Brown from the Southwestern Virginia Synod. 

2. Rev. W. P. Huddle from the Southwestern Virginia Synod. 

LETTERS OF HONORABLE DISMISSION. 
The following letters of honorable dismission have been granted : 

1. Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, D. D., to the Evangelical Dutheran 
Pittsburgh Synod (G. C), April 18, 1893. 

2. Rev. Prof. J. A. Linn to the English District Synod of Ohio, 
May 1, 1893. 

SUPPLIES. 

1. Theological student, H. N. Miller, supplied the St. Peter's pas- 
torate for a term of three months, during the summer vacation ; and 
Macedonia church at Burlington during the Christmas vacation. 

2. Theological student, R. L. Patterson, supplied the Alamance 
Mission for a term of three months during the summer vacation. 

3. Theological student, J. A. Graham, supplied Grace congregation 
for a term of three months. 

4. Rev. V. R. Stickley supplied Concordia congregation until the 
arrival of their new pastor. 

5. Rev. Prof. J. H. C. Fisher supplied Bethel (Stanley) congrega- 
tion from January 15, 1893, up to the present time. 

6. Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, D. D., supplied the Sumpter Mission up 
to the time of his leaving the bounds of our Synod. 

7. Rev. G. D. Bernheim, D. D., supplied St. Paul's congregation, 
at Wilmington, from the first Sunday in March until the present time. 

8. Rev. W. R. Ketchie supplied Providence congregation of the 
Davie Mission during the entire year. 




MINUTES E. L- SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

INSTALLATIONS. 
The following named pastors have been installed : 

1. Rev. B. S. Brown over the Mf. Pleasant pastorate, May 29, 1892. 
The sermon was preached by Rev. W. S. Bowman, D. D., and the in- 
stallation service was conducted by the President of Synod. 

2. Rev. G. D. Bernheim, D. D., over St. Matthew's, Wilmington, 
N. C, July 3, 1892. The charge to the pastor was delivered by Rev. 
W. S. Bowman, D. D., and that to the people by Rev. F. W. E. Pes- 
chau, D. D. 

3. Rev. W. Kimball over the Davidson pastorate, October 23, 1892. 
The sermon and installation service both by Rev. Prof. J. D. Shirey, 
President of North Carolina College. 

4. Rev. C. A. Brown over the Concordia pastorate, Nov. 3, 1892. 
The sermon was preached by Rev. C. A. Marks, President of the 
Southern Conference, and the installation service was conducted by 
the President of Synod. 

5. Rev. V. R. Stickley over the Enochville pastorate, April 30, 
1893. The charge to the people was delivered by Rev. W. A. Lutz, 
and that to the pastor by Rev. Prof. J. D. Shirey, President of North 
Carolina College. 

VACANCIES. 

The following named pastorates and missions are now vacant : 

1. Bethel (Stanley) pastorate, consisting of Bethel and Luther con- 
gregations. 

2. St. Paul congregation, Wilmington, N. C. 

3. Frieden's congregation, Guilford county, N. C. 

DEDICATIONS. 

The following named churches have been dedicated : 

1. St. Michael's, Troutman, N. C, Rev. D. W. Michael, pastor, 
August 14, 1892. The sermon was delivered by the President of North 
Carolina College, Rev. Prof. J. D. Shirey, and the dedication service 
was conducted by the pastor. 

2. Low's, Rev. H. M. Brown, pastor, Oct. 30, 1892. The sermon 
was preached by Rev. W. A. Lutz, and the dedication service was 
conducted by the pastor, assisted by Rev. E. P. Parker. 

3. Amity, Rev. D. W. Michael, pastor, April 30, 1893. The sermon 
was preached by Rev. W. S. Bowman, D. D., and the dedication serv- 
ice was conducted by the pastor. 

OUR INSTITUTIONS. 

In accordance with the announcement made in my last annual re- 
port, Rev. Prof. C. L. T. Fisher, A. M., has been at the head of Mont 
Amcena Female Seminary during the scholastic year now drawing to 




MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAR: 

a close, and has been assisted by a corps of able teacr 
cialist in her department. 

Many and great improvements have been made upon' 
within the buildings, all of which will, no doubt, be rej 
by the proper officers. Large numbers of students have be! 
tendance during the year, so that other buildings, and eve 
rooms, have been utilized for the accommodation of the boarc 
There is every prospect for a continuance of this state of affairs, wl 
at once suggests the necessity of enlarging the institution. Recom- 
mendations, looking to these things, will, in all probability, be pre- 
sented for the consideration of Synod, to and for which I bespeak 
your careful attention and wise action. 

North Carolina College is accomplishing a far greater work for our 
church, synod, and people, than many, perhaps, are aware of. The 
very thorough and substantial work done, is of such a character, as 
places her graduates breast to breast and shoulder to shoulder with 
those of similar institutions. Not " how much," but " how well," is 
the aim of her self-denying faculty; and their success is such as fur- 
nishes no reason for discouragement, but much for encouragement, 
and much to make us proud of our institution. I feel sure that the 
reports of the presidents of the board and faculty will be such, this 
year, as to make glad every heart. But the full tide of success has not 
yet been reached. More students and larger endowment are the ur- 
gent needs of the institution. At this day and time, no institution 
can live and prosper without an adequate endowment fund. Through 
the noble efforts of the ministers and laymen of our Synod, we have 
an endowment fund of $15,000, but that is not sufficient ; we need 
more. The L,ord has intrusted the means to many of our church. 
May he direct them to set apart a portion of those means for their in- 
stitution, that it may, indeed, be an honor to God and a blessing to 
themselves. 

If every minister belonging to Synod would give both of our insti- 
tutions their hearty approval and support, they could be made much 
more efficient, and could and would accomplish more in proportion. 

THE W. H. AND F. MISSION SOCIETY. 

Each year adds new lustre to the glory of our consecrated and self- 
denying women, and demonstrates more and more the power of con- 
centrated effort. 

There are now twenty-four societies in active co-operation, with an 
aggregate enrollment of 537 active, 135 honorary, and 55 life members. 
Their last annual report shows the following sums contributed : To 
Home Missions, $263.77; Foreign Missions, $216.55; Conventional 
Expenses, $26.55, or a total of $506.87. They unanimously deter- 
mined that this year they would contribute for Winston Augsburg 




ES E. h. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

P&id for Foreign Missions, $300, or a total of $700. Or 

'other way, last year they contributed over $1.03 per 

year they determined to do still better. With them 

le is to succeed. 

ynod would do as well, what could she not accomplish with 

Plven thousand members ! 

officers of the Synodical Convention are : President, Miss Ella 
^elle Shirey ; First Vice-President, Mrs. C. A. Marks ; Second Vice- 
President, Mrs. W. R. Brown; Recording Secretary, Mrs. L. W. Wal- 
ton ; Corresponding Secretary, Miss Cora L. Patterson ; Treasurer, 
Mrs. P. N. Heilig. 

The officers of the Southern Conferential Convention are : President, 
Mrs. J. A. Linn ; Vice-President, Miss Jennie A. Blackwelder ; Secre- 
tary, Miss Leah J. Blackwelder ; Treasurer, Mrs. M. L. Eddleman. 

As yet, no Conferential Convention has been organized within the 
bovmds of the Northern Conference. 

NEW CONGREGATIONS. 

The following congregations have been reported as organized, and 
will, probably, apply for admission to Synod : 

1. A congregation at Greensboro, N. C, organized in Aug., 1892, 
by Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, D. D., and Rev. E. P. Parker. 

2. A congregation at Asheville, N. C, organized in Sept., 1892, by 
Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, D. D. 

PROGRESS. 
The progress among the churches is very gratifying. The follow- 
ing have been reported : 

1. The Davidson pastorate, Rev. W. Kimball, pastor, has put im- 
provements upon the parsonage to the amount of $55, and has placed 
some useful and valuable furniture therein for the use of the pastor. 

2. St. John's, Salisbury, Rev. C. B. King, pastor, has repaired the 
church to the amount of $60. 

3. The Mt. Pleasant pastorate, Rev. B. S. Brown, pastor, has increas- 
ed the pastor's salary $50. 

4. St. Mark's, Charlotte, Rev. W. S. Bowman, D. D. , pastor, has 
placed a furnace and heating apparatus in the church at a cost of $200. 

5. St. Matthew's, Wilmington, Rev. G. D. Bernheim, D. D., pas- 
tor, has erected a parochial school building in connection with the 
church at a cost of $750. 

6. St. Paul's, Wilmington, has made improvements in Luther Me- 
morial Hall, for the accommodation of its parochial school, at a cost 

. of $100. 

7. The Iredell pastorate, Rev. D. W. Michael, pastor, has improved 
its churches at a cost of $50. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 13 

8. The Bethel (Rowan) pastorate, Rev. C. A. Rose, pastor, has put 
repairs upon the parsonage to the amount of $100. 

9. The Concordia pastorate, Rev. C. A. Brown, pastor, has received 
the donation of a most beautiful and eligible lot for a parsonage, and 
has purchased furniture to the amount of $30 for the use of the pastor. 

10. The Union pastorate, Rev. J. O. Wertz, pastor, has improved 
the parsonage at a cost of $25, and will soon place a new organ in Un- 
ion church. 

11. St. John's, Cabarrus Co., Rev. P. Miller, pastor, has put im- 
provements and furniture to the parsonage to the amount of $76. 

12. Forsyth Mission, Rev. H. A. Trexler, pastor, has erected a 
new parsonage at a cost of $380; added a belfry and bell $85, and 
placed an organ in the church $65. 

13. Low's church, Rev; H. M. Brown, pastor, has placed a new or- 
gan in the church $50, and painted to the amount of $25. 

14. Richland church, Rev. H. M. Brown, pastor, has $75 in hand 
for improvements on the church during this summer. 

DEATHS. 

Death has been in our midst, since last we met, calling away to the 
eternal home two who have often met with us and participated in 
the labors and blessings of our synodical meetings. 

Rev. P. E. Zink departed this life, in the triumphsof a living faith, 
Dec. 23, 1892. He was ordained to the Gospel ministry in the Evan- 
gelical Lutheran church, by this Synod, at its seventieth convention, 
held in St. Paul's church, Rowan Co., N. C, May 4, 1873, and has, 
therefore, been in the ministry for twenty years. 

Although never having engaged in the active work of the ministry, 
never having accepted a pastoral call, he has been a useful Christian 
man and a faithful member of Synod. He now rests under the shade 
of the Sheltering Rock, reaping the reward of the faithful servant. 
May we each so live as to join him there, when our summons comes. 

Col. P. N. Heilig departed this life, and was carried by angels from 
the church militant up to the church triumphant, Aug. 23, 1S92. He 
was a faithful and active layman of our church, and one whom the 
whole church delighted to honor. 

Since 1874, he has been a constant attendant upon the meetings of 
our Synod, often and repeatedly being the representative of the con- 
gregation to which he belonged, at Salisbury : and was, for ten con- 
secutive years, from 1880 to 1890, the honored Treasxirer of the Synod. 

He was often our representative in the meetings of the old General 
Synod (South) ; was a delegate to the Diet that met at Salisbury in 
1884, to determine upon a basis of union for our Southern churches ; 
was a delegate to the last convention of the General Synod, and the 



14 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

first convention of the United Synod at Roanoke, Va., in 1886 ; and 
has been a delegate to every convention of the United Synod since ; 
and, at its last convention, in Knoxville, Tenn., just a short time be- 
fore his death, that body unanimously elected him to the important 
position of treasurer. 

He was an earnest, devoted, faithful Christian ; and when the sum- 
mons came, he died as he had lived, — with his armor on — in God's 
house, the place he loved so well — with prayer, praise, and thanks- 
giving upon heart and lip. May God bless our churches and our 
Synod with many more such Christian laymen as was Col. P. N. 
Heilig. 

THE UNITED SYNOD. 

The chairman of the delegation to the United Synod will present 
you a full report of the doings of that body, and hence they need not 
be. included in this report. It is, however, both right and proper that 
I should inform you that the United Synod, at its convention at 
Knoxville, Tenn., in June last, acceded, almost unanimously, to the 
request of this Synod ; that is, the elimination of the objectionable 
item under "Regulations in regard to Work " from the By-Laws, &c> 
of that body ; and that, therefore, in accordance with our own action,, 
we stand pledged to " full co-operation in all the work of the United 
Synod." 

It should be the aim of this Synod to make good its pledge, and 
thus show the sincerity of its action. * 

STANDING RESOLUTIONS. 

As already reported, Rev. C. C. Lyerly tendered his resignation of 
the Bethel (Stanley) pastorate, Nov. 12, 1892. Under date of Dec. 12,. 
1892, I received a communication from him, informing me that one 
of the congregations of the pastorate, viz., Luther's, had failed to 
make satisfactory settlement, and claiming protection under standing 
resolution of Synod, No. 3. On the 15th of the same month, I offi- 
cially notified the pastorate in accordance with standing resolution 
No. 4. On the 20th, I received the following petition : 

Copal Grove, N. C, Dec. 12, 1892. 

WHEREAS, The pastorate, known as Bethel (Stanley) pastorate, 
consists of two congregations, viz., Bethel, Stanley Co., and Luther's, 
Rowan Co., and, 

Whereas, Bethel has settled in full with the outgoing pastor, but 
Luther's has not, therefore, 

The officers of Bethel congregation pray you, Rev. Geo. H. Cox, 



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president of the North Carolina Synod, to allow us to secure a supply 
until the meeting of Synod. 

{Signed by the Council of Bethel.) 

D. A. UEFFEER, M. J. M. MlSENHEIMER, 

W. A. Ritchie, ■ P- 'R- Misenheimer, 

C. C. Misenheimer, W. S. Blackwelder. 

{Certified to by the Secretary of the Congregation.) 

C. A. Ridenhour. 
Under the existing circumstances, I, on the 21st of Dec, 1892, 
granted the above petition, and trust that the Synod will approve of 
my course, and that something may be done, during this convention 
so as to enable those good people to secure the services of a permanent 
pastor. 

THE FINANCES OF .THE SYNOD. 

I desire to call particular attention to the financial affairs of the 
Synod. *As is well known, the different funds are often inadequate. 
Often we are driven to the necessity of borrowing from one fund in 
order to meet the demands made upon another ; and it not unfre- 
quently occurs that we cannot respond to urgent, legitimate, and 
worthy calls for help, because of a lack of sufficient means in the 
treasury. 

Bvery year brings to the Synod new and greater responsibilities. 
New pastorates and missions are opening before us ; many young 
men desiring to prepare for the Gospel ministry are calling upon us 
for aid ; and the widening work of the United Synod calls upon us 
for larger and more frequent appropriations. To meet these increas- 
ing demands, we greatly need a more plethoric treasury. But the 
fact stares us in the face, that our funds are not increasing in propor- 
tion to the demands made upon us. 

Ikying aside, for the present, all questions as to whether or not the 
present plan of apportionment is the best, or the most scriptural, we must 
all acknowledge the immediate necessity of, in some way, increasing 
considerably, the income of the Synod. I am convinced that our people, 
as a rule, are willing to give, and will give much more liberally than 
they are now doing, if the objects for which contributions are asked, 
and their personal, individual responsibilities thereto are properly 
presented to them, and the Synod prudently and wisely expends the 
funds. It seems to me what we need is regular, systematic, and pro- 
portionate giving upon the part of the whole Synod. If this can be 
attained, we shall not be under the necessity of either begging, or 
resorting to doubtful methods for raising money, or shall we longer 
have room to complain of a scarcity of funds. This is a subject of 
great importance to the Synod, and deserves and I trust will receive 
careful and prayerful consideration. 



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THE ARCHIVES OE THE SYNOD. 

In my last annual report I called attention to the very unsatisfac- 
tory, and, in fact, unsafe condition of the archives of Synod, now in 
the library of North Carolina College. The matter was " referred to 
the Executive Committee of Synod in connection with the college 
authorities.'' Nothing has been done, and the archives are still ins 
the condition reported. 

Since the last meeting of Synod, I have learned from 'Rev. G. D. 
Bernheim, D. D., that he has in his possession a full file of the Minutes 
of Synod. I believe this to' be the only full file in existence. The 
Historical Society at Gettysburg has nearly a full file, and our Synod,, 
so far as I know, lacks a good many of having a full file. Dr. Bern- 
heim expressed himself as being willing to transfer his file to the Syn- 
od, if the Synod will provide afire and water proof apartment in which 
to preserve it. 

Certain!} 7 the Synod should be very thankful for this opportunity,, 
and should immediately accept the only opportunity perhaps that it 
will ever have of securing a full file of its own Minutes. Would it not 
be an excellent plan to erect a new building, so badly needed by the 
college, and in that building arrange for a suitable and safe place for 
all the archives of Synod ? 

OUR CONFERENCES. 

The Southern Conference has held two meetings during the year. 
The first in Bethel church, Stanley Co., Rev. C. C. Lyerly, pastor, 
July 29-31, 1892, and the second in Ebenezer church, Rev. W. R. 
Brown, pastor, Oct. 28-30, 1892. 

The ofiicers are : President, Rev. C. A. Marks ; Secretary, Rev. 
Prof. J. H. C. Fisher ; Treasurer, Mr. J. L. Sifferd. 

At the second meeting, the following was unanimously adopted : 

Resolved, That this conference looks with disapprobation upon.the 
giving of invitations by councils, churches, or pastors to any students 
to preach in our churches who have not had theological training equiv- 
alent to one year in a L,utherau theological seminary ; and we equally 
disapprove the compliance of any student with such invitations, who 
has not the aforesaid qualifications ; and furthermore, 

Resolved, That we approve the preaching of theological students of 
one year's standing, only when under the direction and approval of 
their respective pastors, or the President of Synod. 

Resolved, That the above resolutions be recommended to Synod for 
standing resolutions. 

The next meeting of the conference is to be held in Mt. Olive 
church, Rev. George H. Cox, pastor, at a time to be fixed by the offi- 
cers of conference. 

The Northern Conference has held two meetings during the year. 



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The first in Trinity church of the Enochville pastorate, Rev. V. R. 
Stickley, pastor, July 29, 1892, and the second in Low's church, of 
the Guilford pastorate, Rev. H. M. Brown, pastor, Oct. 27, 1S92. 

The officers are : President, Rev. W. R. Ketchie ; Secretary, Rev. 
W. A. I/utz ; Treasurer, Rev. V. R. Stickley. 

At the first meeting there were present only four, and at the second 
only five ministers out of the fifteen that belong to the conference. 

At the first meeting the following was adopted : 

Resolved i. That Synod be asked to enforce the Constitution, re- 
specting the clergy attending Conference, the same as Synod. 

Resolved 2. That Synod be requested to rule that in cases where the 
pastor lives in a different conference from his pastorate he shall, by 
virtue of his pastoral relation, belong to and attend the conference in 
whose bounds his work lies. 

SUMPTER MISSION. 

Up to the time of his removal from the bounds of our Synod, Rev. 
F. W. E. Peschau, D. D., has ministered to the wants of the Sumpter 
Mission. He reports the mission in a prosperous and promising con- 
dition. There are now thirty-four confirmed and thirty-four baptized 
members, making a total of sixty-eight souls. Six have been con- 
firmed, and one has been called away by death during the year. A 
good Sunday-school, numbering between thirty and forty, is main- 
tained, and a Ladies' Aid Society has been organized with twelve 
members. The congregation has purchased a building lot for a church , 
in the very heart of the city, at a cost of $1,400, most of which has 
been collected in Sumpter, and more than one-third of it was paid 
down in cash at the time of the purchase. The mission deserves and 
should receive the nourishing care and support of the Synod, and 
some arrangement should be made that they be supplied with the ad- 
ministration of the Word and Sacraments until such time as a perma- 
nent pastor is secured. 

THE WINSTON MISSION. 

The Augsburg Mission at Winston is entirely under the control and 
management of the Board of Missions of the United Synod ; but inas- 
much as the mission congregation is an integral part of our Synod, 
and the Synod is so directly interested in the work there, I deem it 
but right and proper that I should report some things concerning the 
same. 

It will be remembered that, at the last convention of Synod, the 
Augsburg Mission congregation applied for admission to Synod, and 
was finally received, after considerable discussion, growing out of the 
fact that the congregation had not complied with the requirement of 
the Constitution of Synod, in presenting a copy of its own constitu- 
tion for examination. Under date of May 10, 1892, one week after 



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the adjournment of Synod, I received a communication from the pas- 
tor of the congregation, stating that they were willing to adopt, as a 
substitute to the one already adopted, the constitution of the Wilming- 
ton Mission, if such would be satisfactory to Synod. 

Realizing that the Synod had already ratified said constitution for 
the Wilmington Mission, and that thus all difficulties and objections 
would be removed, I advised the step ; and, accordingly, said consti- 
tution was adopted as the constitution of the congregation, June 2, 
1892. 

On September 26, 1892, the congregation celebrated its first anni- 
versary with an appropriate sermon by Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, D. D., 
and other interesting exercises. 

Under date of February 9, 1893, I received a communication from 
the pastor, stating that the Board of Missions of the United Synod had 
submitted the following proposition with regard to the work in Win- 
ston, viz.: The Board had already appropriated $2,000 for a lot and 
$700 per year on the salary, and now proposed to appropriate $2,000 
for the building, and the congregation $4,000, with the understanding 
that the $1,500 pledged by our Synod to Winston, should be included 
in the $2,000, appropriated by the Board for the building. Said prop- 
osition to become binding when ratified by the congregation. 

The pastor and church council asked to be advised whether or not 
they should ratify the proposition. 

At once comprehending the importance of the question, I called a 
meeting of the ministers living in Mt. Pleasant, and wrote to others. 
So far as heard from, every minister agreed that our understanding of 
the Synod's pledge of $1,500, was, that it was to Winston and not to 
the Board, and was over and above our regular apportionment for 
Home Missions. 

Accordingly, I advised the congregation to hold the matter open 
until the meeting of Synod, in order that a satisfactory settlement 
might be reached. Since then I have had considerable correspondence 
with Rev. L- K. Probst, Secretary of the Board, concerning the ques- 
tion, resulting in no change in the situation. In consequence of this 
misunderstanding, the work of building has been suspended for the 
present, Rev. Probst declaring, "that if our position is sustained, it 
will be impossible, not from unwillingness, but from inability, for the 
Board to carry out its pledges to Winston ;" but that "the Board is 
ready and willing to go on just as soon as we understand what appro- 
priation we are to receive from the North Carolina Synod. ' ' 

Spiritually, the work is advancing grandly. There have been 26 
children and 8 adults baptized, 8 received by certificate, and 19 by 
confirmation. There are now 94 members enrolled and 102 in the 
Sunday-school, with an average attendance of 73. The congregation 
has contributed for all purposes $589.12. 



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INDEPENDENT MISSIONARY WORK. 

For the past two years, Rev. B. W. Cronk, pastor of the Salem and 
St. L,uke's pastorate, has been holding services in a school -house, three 
miles east from the town of Cleveland and north of the Western R. R., 
in a community where there are a few scattered Lutherans and no 
church of any denomination. 

The result is that members of Salem and St. Luke's congregations 
have begun the erection of a church building at that point. The nec- 
essary material and funds have been nearly all provided for, and Pastor 
Cronk says, in reporting the same, " By the next meeting of Synod, 
we hope to be worshiping in the new church. ' ' 

As is well known, there are many just such vacant fields lying 
around many of our pastorates ; and the question amongst us has been 
as to how we could occupy and hold such territory. Pastor Cronk's 
course seems to me to be a solution of the question. 

If every pastor, so situated, would occupy one or more of such 
outlying fields, giving such services as he could spare from the work 
of his regular pastorate, we should soon see and realize the blessed 
fruits thereof. 

THE SEAMEN'S MISSION. 

The work among the seamen at the port of Wilmington by our mis- 
sionary, Rev. F. W. Peschau, D. D., has been prosecuted, up to the 
time of his removal from Wilmington, with his characteristic zeal, 
energy, and enthusiasm. 

Services have been held on week days, except upon three Sunday af- 
ternoons. 588 foreign Lutheran Seamen have attended the services 
and 23 have received the holy communion. 

The report of the missionary shows that the receipts for the year, 
from all sources, have been $54.64. The expenses have been $15.29. 
The balance t $39.35, has been returned to the treasurer of Synod. - 

The books, communion set, and other properties pertaining to the 
work, are in Wilmington, N. C, subject to the order of Synod. 

The work commends itself to the heart and judgment of all who are 
at all subject to the needs and circumstances ; and should not be aban- 
doned, if the services of a suitable and competent missionary can be 
secured. 

RECOMMENDATIONS. 

And now, in view of these facts that are laid before you, I herewith 
make the following recommendations : 

1. That the Secretary be instructed to procure suitable blank Let- 
ters of Honorable Dismission for the use of the president. 

2. That the Synod devise some plan by which the new congrega- 
tions at Asheville and Greensboro, and the mission at Sumpter, S. C, 
shall be supplied during the coming year. 



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3. That a committee be appointed to prepare suitable resolutions 
concerning the death of Rev. P. E. Zink and Col. P. N. Heilig. 

4. That a committee be appointed to confer with Rev. G. D. Bern- 
heim, D. D., concerning his file of Minutes, and to consider the feasi- 
bility of erecting a suitable building for the preservation of the 
archives of Synod. 

5. That the regular Committee on Apportionment be charged with 
the duty of formulating and presenting to Synod some plan by which 
the income of the Synod may be so increased as to meet the enlarged 
demands upon us. 

6. That the resolutions recommended by the Southern Conference 
be adopted as Standing Resolution No. 21. 

7. That the request contained in the first resolution, recommended 
by the Northern Conference, be granted, and that Synod require each 
conference to report to the president of Synod the names of all unex- 
cused absentees, the same to be embodied in his annual report to 
Synod. (See Constitution, chap. 8, item //.) 

8. That the request, contained in the second resolution, recommend- 
ed by the Northern Conference, receive the careful consideration of 
Synod. The president desires to call attention to the fact that the 
granting of said request will necessitate an amendment to the consti- 
tution. (See Constitution, chap. 2, art. 3, item 2, and chap, ij, item 5.) 

9. That the Synod interpret, in full and explicit language, its mean- 
ing of the resolution, adopted at the last convention of Synod, appro- 
priating $1500 "to the Winston Mission." (See Minutes i8g2, p. 37.) 

And if its interpretation be the same as that of the president and 
other members of Synod, i. e., that the $1500 was a gift to Winston 
and not to the Board, and is over and above our regular apportion- 
ment for Home Missions ; that it then pledge " Its full proportion on 
Home Missions as asked for by the United Synod ; the same to be 
paid to the Board, and to be used by the Board at Winston. 

10. That the thanks of this Synod be tendered Rev. F. W. E. Pes- 
chau, D. D., for his faithful, self-denying, and successful work among 
the seamen at the port of Wilmington. 

That his report of the work be read before Synod ; and that the 
property belonging to the mission be placed in the hands of the Arch- 
ivarius of Synod until such time as it may be needed. 

And now, brethren, thanking you heartily for the great honor you 
have conferred upon me, by thrice electing me as your presiding 
officer, I hereby resign the trust into your hands : praying that God 
may be with us in this convention of our Synod ; and that his Hoty 
Spirit may so lead and direct us in all of our deliberations and actions 
as that great things shall be undertaken and accomplished for His 
glorious name's sake. 

Respectfully submitted, GEO. H. COX. 



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The election of officers resulted as follows : 

President — Rev. Geo. H. Cox. 

Vice-President — Rev. C. A. Rose. 

Secretary — Rev. Chas. B. King. 

Treasurer — Mr. I. Frank Patterson. 
The officers were duly installed by Revs. Drs. G. D. Bern- 
heim and W. S. Bowman. 

VISITING MEMBERS. 
It was moved that all theological students and ordained 
ministers who may attend the sessions of Synod be invited 
to a seat within the bar of Synod. 

The following brethren and visitors were admitted: Rev. 
h. K. Probst, Rev. Sykes, E. H. Aull, R. L,. Bame, Prof 
W. H. Stutts, and Rev. Settlemyre. 

Mr. I. Frank Patterson, treasurer, read his annual report, 
which was received and held, to be referred to the proper 
committee. 

TREASURER'S REPORT. 
I. FRANK PATTERSON, Treasurer, 

in account with the 

Evangelical Lutheran Synod of 

North Carolina, for i892-'93. 

home MISSIONS. 
1892. Cr. Dr. 

April 30. To cash refunded by Rev. H. M. Brown, 

amount overpaid him for services '9o-'9i $ 25 00 

May 3. To cash received from Finance Committee 

at St. Paul's church, Rowan Co., N. C. . 294 46 

May 3. To cash, amt. of Beneficiary Fund (see 

Minutes, p. 41, item 7) 96 15 

Nov. 26. To cash refunded by Rev. F. W. E. Pes- 

chau, D. D., Seaman's Mission 25 00 

To cash refunded by Rev. F. W. E. Pes- 

chau, D. D., Seaman's Mission • 14 35 

To cash received from Rev. W. H. Cone . 4 00 

To cash received from Rev. M. Wolf ... 2 00 

By order paid Rev. R. L. Brown for serv- 
ices in Davie Mission $100 00 



1893. 




Mar. 


3- 


Mar. 


29. 


April 


29. 


1892. 




May 


3- 



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May 3. By order paid Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, D. 

D., for services in Seaman's Mission . . 50 00 

May 3. By order paid Rev. E. P. Parker for serv- 
ices in Forsyth Mission 40 00 

May 3. By order paid Mr. W. H. Strauss, St. Mat- 
thew's, Wilmington 125 15 

Oct. 6. By resolution paid Rev. W. H. Trexler for 

services in Forsyth Mission ....... 100 00 

1893. 

Ma}' 2. By amount in Treasury Home Missions . 45 81 

$460 96 $460 96 

1893. 

May 2. To amount in Treasury Home Missions . ' $ 45 81 

1892. FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

May 3. To cash received from Finance Committee 

at St. Paul's church, Rowan Co., N. C. . $252 67 

1893- 

Mar. 29. To cash received from Rev. W. H. Cone . 1 00 

1892. 

May 20. By check sent J. D. Cappelman, Treasurer 

Board Missions United Synod $252 67 

1893. 

May 2. By amount in Treasury Foreign Missions 1 do 



$253 67 $253 67 
May 2. To amount in Treasury Foreign Missions $ 1 00 

1892. CHURCH EXTENSION FUND. 

May 3. To cash received from Finance Committee 

at St. Paul's church, Rowan Co., N. C. . $160 55 

May 5. By cash paid Treas. Board Church Ext. . $160.55 



$160 55 $160 55 

1892. SYNODICAL FUND. 

April 28. To amount in Treasury . . $ 4 00 

May 3. To cash received from Finance Committee 

at St. Paul's church, Rowan Co., N. C. . 300 96 

June 1 . To cash borrowed from Mr. George Corri- 

her (see Minutes, p. 49) 96 55 

1893. 

Mar. 21. To cash am't advanced to pay for Minutes 81 02 



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1892. 

May 3. By order paid Rev. J. A. Linn $185 85 

May 3. By order paid Rev. Geo. H. Cox for the 

North Carolina College . 30 00 

May 3. By order paid Rev. Geo. H Cox for the 

North Carolina College 2' 42 

May 3. By order paid Rev. C. B. King 10 00 

May 3. By order paid Rev. C. B. King 7 76 

June 1. By order paid Rev. C. L,. T. Fisher .... 96 55 

Aug. 24. By order paid stamps and stationery .... 55 

1893. 

Mar. 21. By order paid Henkel & Co. printing Min., 14940 

$482 53 $482 53 
1892. BENEFICIARY FUND. 

May 3. To cash received from Finance Committee 

at St. Paul's church, Rowan Co., N. C. . $ 96 15 

Sept. n. To cash received of Rev. C. A. Rose, St. 

Paul's church, Rowan Co., N. C 5 00 

Sept. 11. To cash received of Rev. C. A. Rose, 

Bethel church 2 77 

Sept. 11. To cash received of Rev. C. A. Rose, 

Christ's church 1 77 

Oct. '8. To cash received of Mr. F. B. Brown, St. 

Enoch's church . . . " 9 00 

Oct. 28. To cash received of Rev. Miller, St. John's 

church 16 30 

Nov. 2. To cash received of Rev. C. A. Marks, Lu- 
theran Chapel church 10 00 

Nov. 16. To cash received of Rev. C. A. Marks, Cen- 
ter Grove church 10 00 

Dec. 31. To cash rec'd of Rev. P. Miller (personal) 9 00 

1893- 

Jan. 3. To cash received of Mr. Nathan Brown, 

Christiana church 3 00 

Jan. 3. To cash received of Mr. W. S. Blackwelder, 

Bethel (Stanley Co.) . . 2 20 

Feb. 16. To cash received of Mr. C. T. Bernhardt, 

St. John's (Salisbury) . 20 00 

April 12. To cash received of Rev. C. A. Brown, 

Grace and Concordia churches .... 2 00 

1892. « 

May 3. By cash paid Home Missions $ 96 15 

Oct. 7. By cash paid H. E. H. Sloop, bene, student. 20 00 
Nov. 2. By cash paid H. E. H. Sloop, bene, student 25 00 



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Jan. 4. By cash paid H. E. H. Sloop, bene, student 20 00 

Feb. 16. By cash paid H. E. H. Sloop, bene, student 25 00 

April 10. By cash loaned H. E. H. Sloop, bene'., stu. 35 00 

April 10. To cash advanced by Treasurer 33 96 

I221 15 $221 15 
May 2. By amount due Treas. Beneficiary Fund . $ 33 96 

1892. BEACKWEtDER WIU. FUND. 

Feb. 15. To cash received from sale of farm .... $500 00 

May 16. To cash received for interest on above . . 10 00 

July 10. To cash received for bank dividend . . 20 oo. 

1893. 

Jan. 10. To cash received for bank dividend'. . . . 20 00 

1892. 

May 16. By cash paid for 5 shares stock Davis & 

Wiley Bank $558 00 

Sept. 5. By cash, interest on note 2 00 

May 2, To cash due Treasurer . 10 oo< 

$560 00 $560 00 

1893. 

May 2, By amount due Treasurer $ 10 00 • 

1892. WINSTON 'MISSION. 

Sept. 20. To cash received from Rev. Geo. H. Cox, 

St. Stephen's $9 14 

Sept. 20. To cash received from Rev. Geo. H. Cox, 

Mt. Olive 6 20 

Oct. 23. To cash received from Rev. C. A. Marks, 

Lutheran Chapel 11 08 

Nov. 1. To cash received from J. L. Sifferd, Treas. 

Southern Conference 19 40 

Dec. 6. To cash received from Rev. J. Q. Wertz, 

Christiana 35 00 

Dec. 26. To cash received from Rev. W. R. Brown, 

Organ 8 65 

Dec. 26. To cash received from Rev. W. R. Brown, 

Ebenezer 4 20 

Dec. 26. To cash received from Rev. C. A. Marks, 

Center Grove - 15 00 

Dec. 31. To cash received from Rev. C. A. Rose, ■ 

St. Paul's 15 00 

Dec. 31. To cash received from Rev. C. A. Rose, 

Bethel (Rowan) 12 .50 



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Jan. 3. To cash received from I. Frank Patterson, 

personal contribution 10 00 

Jan. 11. To cash received from C. G. Heilig, Treas. 

Holy Trinity 6 18 

Jan. 11. To cash received from Rev. P. Miller, St. 

John's Sunday-school . 25 00 

Jan. 11. To cash received from Rev. P. Miller, 

personal contribution 5 00 

Jan. 31. To cash received from H. R. Plaster, Treas. 

St. Enoch's . 17 23 

Feb. 14. To cash received from Prof. L. H. Roth- 
rock, St. Peter's 3 60 

Feb. 23. To cash received from Jesse W. Miller, 

St. Luke's 4 00 

Feb. 23. To cash received from Rev. J. O. Wertz, 

Union 10 00 

Mar. 1. To cash received from Rev. B. W. Cronk, 

Salem 5 20 

Mar. 10. To cash received from Miss Julia B. Shirey, 

Holy Trinity Sunday-school 8 50 

Dec. 29. By check to R. G. Chisolm, Treasurer 

Board Missions $100 00 

Jan. 3. By check to R. G. Chisolm, Treasurer 

Board Missions 10 00 

Jan. 31. By check to R. G. Chisolm, Treasurer 

Board Missions . 90 00 

Mar. 17. By check to R. G. Chisolm, Treasurer 

Board Missions 30 00 

May 2. By amount in Treasury Winston Mission 88 

$230 88 $230 88 

i«93- 

May 2. To amount in Treasury Winston Mission $ 88 

The above shows amount in my hands as Treasurer of 

Home Missions $ 45 81 

Foreign Missions 1 00 

Winston Mission 88 

INDEBTEDNESS. 

One note for money borrowed . . . . , . . . $ 96 55 
Int. on above note for 11 months at 6 per cent . . 5 31 
Amt. advanced to pay for Minutes 81 02 



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Amt. advanced Beneficiary Fund 33 96 



$216 84 
Respectfully submitted, 

I. FRANK PATTERSON, Treasurer 

Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina. 

China Grove, N. C, May 2, 1893. 

The ex -Secretary's report was read and received as infor- 
mation. 

The President appointed the following 

STANDING COMMITTEES. . 

i. President's Report. — Revs. J. Q. Wertz, W. P. Huddle, 
and Mr. C. D. Barringer. 

2. State of the Church. — Revs. Peter Miller, R. Iy. Brown, 
and Mr. H. T. Graeber. 

3. Church Institutions and Education. — Revs. H. M. 
Brown, H. A. Trexler, and Mr. Henry Cobb. 

4. Report of Executive Committee. — Revs. E. P. Parker, 
H. M. Brown, and Mr. S. G. Patterson. 

5. Minutes and Unfinished Business . — Revs. B. W. Cronk, 
C. B. Miller, and Mr. John C. Lmgle. 

6. Petitions and Absentees. — Revs. W. Kimball, D. W. 
Michael, and Mr. S. W. Winecoff. 

7. Vacancies. — Revs. G. D. Bernheim, D. D., W. S. Bow- 
man, D. D., and Mr. Geo. W. Dry. 

8. Finance. — Rev. W. R. Brown and Messrs. J. D. Heilig 
and C. G. Heilig: 

9. Appropriations. — Revs. C. L,. T. Fisher, R. L,. Brown, 
and Dr. C. M. Pool. 

10. Apportionment. — Revs. B. S. Brown,- W. A. Lutz, 
and Dr. S. P. Wright. 

11. Pastoral Districts. — Revs. C. A. Rose, J. H. C. Fisher, 
and Mr. W. S. Blackwelder. 

Rev. V. R. Stickley was excused from further attendance 
upon Tuesday afternoon session. 

On account of sickness Rev. V. R. Stickley was excused 
from delivering the appointed annual address on Missions. 

It was agreed that the appointment of speakers for the 



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time set apart for Missions be left with the pastor loci and 
the President. 

The following hours were agreed upon for conducting the 
business of Synod : From 9 A. M. to 12 M., and from 1 P. 
M. to 4.30 P. M. 

Synod adjourned with the Lord's Prayer to meet to-mor- 
row morning at 9 o'clock. 



SECOND SESSION. 



May 3, 9 o'clock, A. M. 

Synod was opened with devotional service by Rev. Prof. 
C. L> T. Fisher. Minutes of the first session were read and 
approved. 

The Report of the Board of Trustees of North Carolina 
College was read by Rev. W. R. Brown, and was received 
and referred to the Committee on Church Institutions and 
Education. 

REPORT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF NORTH 
CAROLINA COLLEGE. 

The number of students in North Carolina College this year is not 
as large as it has been for several years ; owing, we think, partly to 
the fact that very little canvassing was done during the last vacation, 
and partly to the financial stringency of the times, — but principally 
to the want of appreciation of higher education among our people. 
The small endowment which the College has, has evidently been the 
salvation of the institution ; and notwithstanding this additional in- 
come the faculty is still overworked and underpaid. 

President Shirey, who has acted as financial agent during the past 
year, has been successful in collecting interest on the Endowment 
Fund. Interest collected, $725.61 ; principal collected, $324.93. His 
expenses have been $70, which the Synod is asked and expected to 
pay at this meeting. We recommend the continuance of President 
Shirey as financial agent, under the same condition as last year, 
namely, that his necessary expenses be paid. The total amount of 
principal of the Endowment Fund collected to date is $2,723.16. Of 
this amount $2,545.10 is invested at 8 per cent, interest, and $178.06 is 
in the hands of Treasurer awaiting investment. 

The College Chapel no longer has the rickety, uncomfortable seats 



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s 

of a year ago, but it is x now seated with handsome, comfortable, and 
substantial opera chairs. 

Rev. Prof. C. L,. T. Fisher has resigned the chair of Ancient Lan- 
guages, in order to devote his entire time to the work in the Female 
Seminary, and his resignation has been accepted by the Board. At a 
meeting of the Board in March, Prof. E. B. Setzler, formerly of Po- 
maria, S. C, but now of Texas, was unanimously elected to the chair 
of Ancient Languages which position he has accepted. Prof. Setzler 
is a graduate of Newberry College, S. C. He was the successful com- 
petitor for the Greek medal while at college, which gives us some 
idea of his proficiency in that language, and beside this he has been 
very highly recommended to us. 

The College has many needs of which we shall mention only those 
that are the most pressing. The main college building is badly in 
need of a new roof, and without it this building will soon be greatly 
damaged. Another, and perhaps a greater, need is more endowment. 
It is a fact long since conceded by all college men — and they ought to 
know — that a college cannot be run successfully without a liberal en- 
dowment. And finally, the College needs more students. Without 
these, no matter what else it may have, it cannot do the work which 
it was designed and intended to do, both for the Church and State. 

Brethren of the North Carolina Synod, think of these absolute needs 
of } 7 Our College, and see if it is not in your power to supply them. 

Rev. J. A. Linn, the President of the Board, expects soon to move 
out of the bounds of this Synod, and has resigned as a member of the 
Board. Rev. H. M. Brown and Mr. R. A. Brown have been absent 
from both the annual and semi-annual meetings of the Board without 
rendering satisfactory reasons for their absence, and their places are 
hereby declared vacant. There are therefore three vacancies in the 
Board to be filled at this meeting of Synod. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. R. BROWN, 
Vice-President Board of Trustees North Carolina College. 

PRESIDENT'S REPORT OF NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE. 

When we consider all our environments, the session of 1892- '3 has 
been a fairly prosperous one. Neither the number of students, nor 
the income of the College, is quite up to last year ; but we believe two 
reasons, one of which at least we hope to overcome for the next ses- 
sion, will account for this falling off. 

The College continues to do efficient work for our patrons and for 
the Synod. No other can take its place. But we fear neither our 
people generally, nor the Synod, is interested and united in its sup- 
port as it deserves. It is an interest second to no other in this Synod ; 
and to become all that we desire it to be, it requires the undivided 



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•support of all our pastors and people. If Synod should rally to its 
support as other synods do to the support of their colleges, it would 
give our College a grand impulse. Shall we not hope for this ? Shall 
we not have it ? 

Loyalty to our own should characterize our people, but too often 
they are indifferent, and sometimes give their patronage to others. 

Our wants are many and urgent. More students, more endowment, 
more books, and improved apparatus, and an additional hall are 
among the immediate and pressing needs of your College. 

J. B. SHIREY, President. 

The Report of the Board of Trustees of Mont Amoena 
Female Seminary was read by Rev. W. R. Brown, and was 
received and referred to the Committee on Church Institu- 
tions and Education. 

REPORT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MONT 
AMCENA FEMALE SEMINARY. 

The present session of Mont Amcena Female Seminary is, perhaps, 
the most prosperous, in every respect, that this institution has ever 
enjoyed. Ninety-two pupils will be catalogued this year, represent- 
ing four States, viz., North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and 
Florida. Forty-five are boarding pupils, and the Seminary building 
has been full and overflowing. Three 'young ladies will complete the 
course of study this year and receive certificates of graduation. There 
are twelve in the Junior class, and the lower classes are still larger. 

The Seminary is fortunate in having a thoroughly competent facul- 
ty ; only efficient teachers have been employed. The buildings and 
grounds have been very much improved during the year, which has 
not only added to the appearance, but much to the comfort and con- 
venience of the pupils. The Seminary building is insured for a period 
of five years, in the sum of $1200. The Board, realizing the uecessit)' 
of additional buildings and grounds adjoining the Seminary property, 
and the desirahility of these belonging to Synod, at a meeting in April, 
unanimously adopted the following : 

WHEREAS, Mont Amoena Female Seminary is greatly in need of 
additional grounds and buildings, and 

WHEREAS, Prof. C. L. T. Fisher, the present Principal, has made a 
generous offer, looking to this end, namely, at his own expense to 
canvass the churches of the North Carolina Synod, to raise funds nec- 
essary for this purpose and for other needs of the institution ; there- 
fore, be it 

Resolved, By the Board of Trustees of said Mont Amcena Female 
Seminary in session this the 12th day of April, 1893, that the Evan- 
gelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina, at its next convention, be 



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asked to invite Rev. Prof. C. L. T. Fisher to canvass the churches for 
funds to purchase the grounds adjoining on the south and east, to- 
gether with the buildings thereon, and for other pressing needs of the 
institution. Said grounds and buildings, when purchased and paid 
for, to be deeded to "The Board of Trustees of Mont Aincena Female 
Seminary." 

We are convinced of the wisdom of this proposition, and feel as- 
sured that Prof. Fisher will be successful in raising the necessary- 
funds for this purchase. Respectfully submitted, 

W. R. BROWN, 
President of the Board. 

Reports on the State of trie Church were read and referred 
to the proper committee. 

REPORTERS APPOINTED. 

The following were appointed to report the proceedings of 
Synod to the following papers and periodicals : 

Rev. W. R. Brown, Lutheran Visitor; Rev. Prof. C. L,. T. 
Fisher, Our Church Paper; Rev. C. B. King, the Salisbury 
papers ; Mr. C. G. Heilig, the Concord papers ; Rev. Dr. 
W. S. Bowman, Charlotte Observer. 

Synod adjourned, pending the reading of Reports on the 
State of the Church, to hear the annual address on Educa- 
tion by Rev. B. S. Brown. 

A collection for Beneficiary Education, taken up immedi- 
ately after the address, amounted to $7.46. 

Synod adjourned with the doxology and benediction to 
meet at 1 o'clock, P. M. 



THIRD SESSION. 



May 3D, 1 o'clock, P. M. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by Rev. W. A. I^utz. 

Reading and hearing Reports on the State of the Church 
resumed. 

It was resolved that Synod approve of Rev. Dr. S. Roth- 
rock's action in loaning Rev. F. W. E. Peschau the protocol 
of Synod. 



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The Secretary was requested by vote of Synod to write to 
Eev. F. W. E. Peschau, D. D., asking him to please finish 
the translation of the German Minutes of the North Carolina 
Synod, and return the protocol not later than six months 
from the present date, and if he cannot translate within six 
months return to Rev. Dr. S. Rothrock by express. 

By vote of Synod the subject of Education was made the 
special order for Friday morning's session. 

The Report of the Executive Committee was read by Rev. 
W. Kimball, and received and referred to the Committee on 
Executive Committee's Report. 

REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

The Executive Committee of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of 
North'Carolina respectfully submit the following : 

We held our first meeting on the 17th day of May, 1893. We ex- 
tended formal calls to Revs. H. A. Trexler and R. L> Brown, the for- 
mer to take charge of the Forsyth and the latter of the Davie Mission. 
These brethren accepted the calls, and have been prosecuting their 
work with commendable zeal and success. At this meeting we classi- 
fied the congregations of our Synod, according to instruction, and 
kindly requested them to aid our beneficiaries. The result of this 
work will be shown by the report of our treasurer, Mr. I. Frank Pat- 
terson. . 

We also made arrangements to have our mission at Mocksville sup- 
plied, but the plan failed. 

At the same time we extended a call to Rev. Gideon M. G. Scherer, 
to take the Burlington charge, which he, after mature consideration, 
declined. We held five subsequent meetings during the synodical 
year, and made every possible effort to get a pastor for Burlington and 
St. Paul's, and only met disappointment in every call extended. 
However, we did something for those people, by getting Mr. R. L,. 
Patterson, Theological Student, to supply them during his summer 
vacation ; for which we paid him fifty dollars out of those pledges 
made for said object. This leaves two hundred and fifty dollars for 
the ensuing year. 

We finally succeeded, at our last meeting, in getting a pastor for the 
Burlington charge, in the person of Rev. C. B. Miller, who entered 
upon the work the first of April, and is now living among those people. 

Item 1. Your committee stipulated with Pastor Miller for twenty- 
five dollars per month, on the part of Synod, and by resolution, based 
on those pledges, promised to use every effort in its power to make 
the work permanent. We ask Synod to endorse this action of the 



32 MINUTES E. L- SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

committee, and to appropriate seventy-five dollars out of synodical 
funds, to be added to those pledges, which will make three hundred 
and twenty-five dollars, the amount needed for April and the ensuing 
year. 

Item 2. The Seaman Mission was left, by the Synod, under the care 
of Pastor F. W. E. Peschau, D. D. , who, upon leaving Wilmington, re- 
turned thirty-five dollars to our treasurer. Your committee loaned 
this amount to Mr. H. E. H. Sloop, theological student in the sem- 
inary. We recommend that this sum be continued as a loan to the 
Beneficiary fund, until there be sufficient funds to return it. 

Item 3. Pastor H. A. Trexler sent in a very favorable report of his 
work, in the Forsyth charge, and asks for an appropriation of at least 
two hundred dollars for another year. Your committee being en- 
couraged by the material upbuilding of that charge, recommend that 
Synod make the appropriation. 

Item 4. Our missionary pastor, R. L. Brown, during the year, re- 
ported interesting progress in the Davie charge, but has not reported 
the last quarter ; neither have we received any application for further 
aid in said field ; therefore, we have nothing to suggest. 

Item 5. Your committee have been at a loss to knoAv whether it is 
their duty to report on the work at Winston, as it is under the care and 
management of the Board of the United Synod, and they have placed 
a pastor there, who will doubtless make a faithful report of his work 
and plans for the future, as he is a member of this Synod. We feel it, 
however, our duty and privilege to rejoice with Pastor Lutz, in his 
wonderful success in building up the spiritual temple of Christ in that 
city. And, inasmuch as our Synod has, by resolution, pledged its 
hearty co-operation with the Board in that work ; therefore, we rec- 
ommend this pledge be renewed. We further recommend, that the 
principal and interest, due on the appropriation made by Synod, for 
the Winston church lot, be paid at this meeting. If the individual 
donations and congregational collections be not sufficient, we recom- 
mend that the deficiency be paid out of the contributions sent to Syn- 
od this year. 

Item 6. In Lexington, the county town of Davidson, we have a fine 
church lot in the centre of the place, and a first-class chapel organ, 
all paid for, and one thousand dollars can be raised in the place for 
the building of 'a church. We recommend this church interest to the 
consideration of Synod. 

Item 7. On the 19th of last month, the chairman of your committee 
visited a section of country, eleven miles southeast of T}~ro, and five 
miles south of Lexington, a beautiful section and neighborhood of 
good people. Here he found a Lutheran man building a church on a 
beautiful lot, which was given to the Lutheran church years ago by 



MINUTES E- L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 33 



father Owen. A large arbor had been built upon it, and a congrega- 
tion regularly organized. This good man has now torn down the old 
shelter, and has a large frame raised, with nice Gothic window frames, 
and the house partly weather-boarded. 

Your committee recommend the appointment of a committee to 
look after our interest in that property, and that it be empowered to 
dispose of our interest, if a congregation cannot be built up in that 
section. 

Item 8. As there was no money placed to the account of your com- 
mittee to pay traveling expenses, the various important mission points 
have not been visited. 

We have Sumpter, Goldsboro, Raleigh, Greensboro, Ashville, El- 
kin, Mocksville, Mooresville, and other points that should be cared 
for by the pastors of our Synod 

Your committee recommend, that Sumpter, Goldsboro, and any 
other points in or near the city, be placed under the care of the Lu- 
theran pastors in Wilmington, and that they be kindly requested to 
minister to their spiritual wants. 

We recommend that Pastor Miller, at Burlington, be requested to 
visit Greensboro and Raleigh and care for our interest in those places. 

We recommend that pastors C. B. King and H. A. Trexler visit 
Ashville, Elkin, and any other points of interest, contiguous to their 
charges, and do all they can for our people in those places. 

We recommend that pastors Stickley and Michael be requested to 
visit Mooresville, and encourage our people in that place. 

Item 9. We recommend that hereafter the pastor in the Davie charge 
serve Mockville, as it is a part of the mission. 

Item 10. We also recommend that those pastors, after their first 
visit to those specified points, be requested to report to the Executive 
Committee. In this way the committee will be able to make a more 
intelligent and satisfactory report to Synod. 

Item 11. We further recommend that collections be taken up at 
those mission points when our pastors visit them, to pay their travel- 
ing expenses and remunerate them for their services. 

Item 12. Mr. C. T. Wagoner, one of our beneficiaries in the North 
Carolina College, informed the committee recently that he had re- 
ceived no aid from Synod during the year, and that he lacks $15.00 
in paying expenses this term. He kindly asks the Synod to send him 
said amount through its President, Rev. George H. Cox. 

We recommend that his request be granted. 

Respectfullv submitted, 

W. KIMBAEE, 
Chairman of Executive Committee. 



34 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Rev. Dr. S. Rothrock was excused from further attend- 
ance upon Synod. 

Synod adjourned with the Lord's Prayer, to meet Thurs- 
day morning. 



FOURTH SESSION. 



May 4, 9 o'clock, A. M. 

Synod was opened with divine service, conducted by Rev. 
Peter Miller. Minutes of the last two sessions were read, 
corrected, and approved. 

The Reports on the State of the Church were resumed. 

REPORT OF DELEGATES TO GENERAL BODIES. 

The Report of the Delegation to the United Synod, written 
by the chairman, was read by Rev. Geo. H. Cox, and was re- 
ceived and adopted. 

REPORT OF DELEGATES TO UNITED SYNOD. 

The fourth convention of the United Synod was held in St. John's 
Evangelical Lutheran Church, Knoxville, Tenn., June 23-27, 1892. 

Much business of importance was transacted, and while we would 
not weary you with a full exhibit of the same, still we desire to call 
the attention of Synod to a few items of special interest : 

1. It gives us much pleasure to report that nearly all the synods, 
connected with the United Synod, are co-operating fully in the gen- 
eral work of the church, thus enabling our Board of Missions to do in 
the "home field" a great work. 

The work at Knoxville has been completed, and the church declared 
self-sustaining. Augusta has passed the crisis, and the work at Rich- 
mond gives promise of success, and at no distant day, with God's 
help, we may expect to see churches at Winston, Atlanta, and other 
points, confessing the faith of Luther. The amount for home mis- 
sions has been increased to $6000.00. 

2. And our foreign work is also encouraging. A mission is being 
established in Japan, and two missionaries are already in the field, 
viz., Revs. Scherer and Peery, the former a North Carolinian by 
birth. The amount asked for foreign missions by the United Synod 
is $4500.00. 

3. A Theological Seminary has been established, with a full Board 
of Directors, located temporarily at Newberry, S. C. 



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4. Steps were taken to establish an Orphans' Home for our Southern 
Church which, if accomplished, will no doubt be the means of gather- 
ing many souls unto Christ. 

5. Your delegation having been instructed to ask the United Synod 
to withdraw or eliminate from the proposed "By-Laws," "Rules and 
Regulations," the item beginning with the words, "we will not foster 
nor encourage," &c, are glad to report that the same was tacitly 
granted, by the adoption of the "By-Laws," without the "Rules and 
Regulations." Therefore, we have peace on the subject of the "Four- 
Points," and our Synod stands pledged to a full and free and hearty 
co-operation in all the work of the United Synod. And let us hope 
that a prosperous future awaits our Lutheran church in this South 
land. 

6. The next convention of the United Synod of the Evangelical 
Lutheran Church in the South, will convene in Christ's Lutheran 
church, Staunton, Va., on Wednesday before the 4th Sunday in Sep- 
tember, 1895, at 10 A. M. 

Respectfully submitted, C. A. ROSE, 
J. Q. WERTZ, 
C. A. MARKS, 
W. R. BROWN, 
GEORGE H. COX, 
I. FRANK PATTERSON, 
c. g: HEILIG, 
CHAS. B. KING. 

The report of Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, D. D., the delegate 
to the Tennessee Synod, was read by Rev. George H. Cox, 
and received as information. 

Rev. V. R. Stickley made a verbal report as delegate to 
the Virginia Synod; Rev. C. L,. T. Fisher made a verbal re- 
port as delegate to the South Carolina Synod; Rev, W. R. 
Brown made a verbal report as delegate to the Southwestern 
Virginia Synod, which were received as information. 

The Archivarius, Rev. J. D. Shirey, made report, which 
was received and adopted. 

REPORT OF ARCHIVARIUS. 

No additions have been made to the archives of Synod during the 
paslfyear. For want of an appropriate case in which to keep these 
papers, books, &c, they remain in the same unclassified condition 
that has characterized them for years. 

J. D. SHIREY, Archivarius. 



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The Report of the Committee on President's Report was 
read by Rev. J. Q. Wertz, and received to be considered item 
by item with view of adoption. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PRESIDENT'S REPORT. 

Your committee, appointed to examine the President's Report, beg 
to submit the following : 

i. We find on pages 16 and 17 that a petition from the Bethel 
(Stanley) congregation was forwarded to the president of this body, 
in which he was asked to allow them the privilege of employing a 
supply, as they had settled in full with their former pastor. This re- 
quest was granted. Your committee recommend that Synod approve 
of this act. 

2. On pages 24 and 25, we find that the Augsburg Mission congre- 
gation, at Winston, in a communication to the president, expressed a 
willingness to adopt the constitution of the Wilmington Mission, if it 
would be satisfactory to Synod. The president advised them to adopt 
said constitution. We recommend that Synod approve of this act. 

3. On page 29, we find that there is a "communion set" and other 
property of the Seamen's Mission, which is the property of this body; 
and as it is not in the care of any particular one, we recommend that 
Synod look after and make some disposition of the same. 

4. On the three concluding pages of this report, we find ten recom- 
mendations which deserve a careful consideration of this body. We 
recommend that the3' be taken up seriatim and acted upon. 

5. Your committee would not conclude their report without ex- 
pressing its very high appreciation of this full and well prepared re- 
port of our worthy president, and we bespeak the thanks of this body 
to him for the same. Respectfully submitted, 

J. Q. WERTZ, 
W. P. HUDDLE, 
C. D. BARRINGER. 

Item 1. Adopted. 

Item 2. Adopted. 

Item 3. Adopted with the following resolution : 

Resolved, That the communion set formerly used by the Seamen's 
Mission be donated to Macedonia congregation, located at Burling- 
ton, N. C. 

Dr. Bernheim was requested to send same to Pastor Mil- 
ler, at Burlington, N. C, at the expense of Synod, and the 
books and other property belonging to the Seamen's Mis- 
sion to the Archivarius, at the expense of Synod. 



MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 37 

Item 4. Adopted with the following amendments to the 
President's recommendations : 

Recommendation i. Adopted. 

Recommendation 2. Consideration on this recommenda- 
tion was deferred until Report of Committee on Executive 
Committee Report be heard. 

Recommendation 3. Adopted, with the following ap- 
pointments : 

COMMITTEE ON MEMORIALS. 

Revs. W. Kimball and D. W. Michael to prepare memo- 
rial on the death of Rev. E. P. Zink. 

Rev. C. B. King and Rev. W. S. Bowman, D. D., to pre- 
pare memorial on the death of Col. P. N. Heilig. 

Recommendation 4. Adopted, with the following ap- 
pointment: Rev. Prof. J. H. C. Fisher and C. D. Barringer. 

Recommendation 5. Adopted. 

Recommendation 6. Adopted. 

Recommendation 7. Adopted. 

Recommendation 8. Not adopted. 

Consideration of Report of Committee on Presidents Re- 
port was deferred until the afternoon session. 

FORM OF NOTE CHANGED. 

The following resolutions were adopted : 

Resolved, That the form of note for use of the Board of Church Ex- 
tension, found on page 46 of Minutes for 1891, be changed to read : 
Treasurer of Church Extension, instead of Treasurer of North Caroli- 
na Synod. 

Resolved, That all receipts in the hands of congregations from 
Treasurer of Board of Missions of United Synod be received and cred- 
ited as cash by the Treasurer of this Synod, and a like amount marked 
as having been paid to the Treasurer of the United Synod. 

Synod adjourned to hear addresses on Missions, by Revs. 
Trexler, L,utz, and Probst. 

Collection taken up immediately after the addresses 
amounted to $10.69. 

Adjourned with the benediction to meet in the afternoon. 



38 MINUTES E- t,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



FIFTH SESSION. 



May 4, 2.30 P. M. 

Synod was opened with prayer by Rev. G. D. Bernheim, 
D. D. 

The consideration of the Report of the Committee on 
President's Report resumed. 

Recommendation 9. Under consideration of this recom- 
mendation, it was moved that a committee be appointed to 
bring in a report on this item to-morrow morning at 10 
o'clock. Committee: Revs. B. S. Brown, J. Q. Wertz, C. 
A. Rose, Geo. H. Cox, and W. A. Lutz. 

Recommendation 10. Adopted. 

Under this item the President of Synod read Report of the 
Seamen's Mission, written by Pastor F. W. E. Peschau, 
who served said mission last year. 

Item 5. Adopted. 

The further consideration of the report was deferred until 
other committees already appointed report. 

Synod adjourned with the benediction by Rev. W. Kim- 
ball to meet Friday morning at 9 o'clock. 



SIXTH SESSION. 



May 5, 9 o'clock, A. M. 
Synod opened with divine service led by Rev. H. M. 
Brown . 

Minutes of the last two sessions were read and adopted. 
The following was adopted : 

RECOMMENDED FOR ORDINATION. 

At a meeting of the Ministerium, held on yesterday evening, the 
Examining Committee reported favorably upon the examination of 
Mr. R. L,. Bame, and the Ministerium hereby recommends the ordi- 
nation of Mr. Bame at this convention of Synod. 

GEO. H. COX, President, 
C. A. ROSE, Vice-President, 
C. B. KING, Secretary. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 39 

The President appointed the following Committee to 
Nominate Speakers for the next Convention, and Executive 
Committee: Rev. C. A. Rose, Dr. C. M. Pool, and Mr. G. 
M. Dry. 

It was resolved that at each annual convention of Synod, 
an address be delivered on the subject of Beneficence, or 
Divine Stewardship. 

The Report of the Committee on the State of the Church 
was read by Rev. Peter Miller, and received and adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON STATE OF THE CHURCH. 

The reports of our pastors, on the state of the material and spiritual 
condition of their respective pastorates, contain much that is encour- 
aging with regard to the condition and prospects of the churches 
within the bounds of the Synod ; but at the same time make not a 
few disclosures which are sadly disheartening to all who are sincerely 
interested in the upbuilding of Zion and the welfare of souls. 

On the one hand, we have tokens of an increasing knowledge of, 
and love for, the church ; such as, more regular attendance upon the 
sanctuary and use of the means of grace ; greater and more system- 
atic efforts for the spiritual welfare of the young of the congregations, 
and a growing interest in and an increasing disposition liberally to 
sustain the various benevolent operations of the church, upon the 
contemplation of which we feel moved to earnest gratitude — to thank 
God and take courage. 

On the other hand, however, we have portrayed, in sombre colors, 
a spiritual deadness and indifference on the part of some of our peo- 
ple — manifesting themselves in gross neglect of God's house and ordi- 
nances, a short-sighted and suicidal penuriousness in meeting (or 
rather evading) the demands made upon them, both by the particular 
congregations of which they are members, and by the church at large ; 
and in a general and inexcusable carelessness as regards even the most 
vital questions connected with the work committed to them as the 
Lord's stewards. 

Several of the reports complain, with emphasis, of the growing evil 
of intemperance, and of members of the church as being accessory to 
that evil by engaging in the manufacture of spirituous liquors, and its 
support. 

It is earnestly to be hoped, and prayed for, that the evidences of 
spirituality and efficiency in the Lord's work, which have been re- 
ported, may become not only more unmistakably marked, but rapidly 
multiply themselves, that soon the grateful tidings may come up to 



40 MINUTES E. L- SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

us, from every quarter of our field — "The Lord hath done great things 
for us, whereof we are glad." 

In inquiring into the wants of our church, within the bounds of the 
Synod, that we may the more successfully prosecute our mission, we 
are met with the same answer which has been given to such inquiry 
from the beginning of our Synod's history, We want tnen and money- 
Men, true to themselves and the church, thoroughly imbued with the 
spirit of the Master, and a determination to spend and be spent in His 
service, and who will give themselves to the ministry of reconciliation 
— and we want money enough for the thorough education of those 
men for their responsible work ; money enough to send out mission- 
aries, and build up the waste places throughout our bounds, and vigor- 
ously assist the work in the Home and Foreign fields, and to sustain 
all the beneficent enterprises of the church. The question now, as 
always in the past, is, Where shall we get these men and this money ? 
We must recognize the fact, that we can depend, under God, solely 
upon ourselves. 

Your committee suggest, therefore, that it becomes the duty of our 
pastors to give increased attention to this matter, and earnestly en- 
deavor to seek out suitable young men of our churches, who, after 
representation of the church's need, may feel called upon, of God. 
to preach the unsearchable riches of Christ, and that they present the 
claims of the ministry upon our young men, upon every proper oc- 
casion, both privately and from the pulpit. 

We suggest also that pastors and church officers give prayerful at- 
tention to the imperative necessity of adopting some systematic plan 
of collecting money for the Lord's treasury, in as far as possible from 
every member of their congregations, in proportion to their several 
ability. 

We suggest further, that pastors and church councils should use all 
proper means (of which they shall be the judge), to suppress, if pos- 
sible, entirely the manufacture and use as a beverage of intoxicating 
liquors. 

We need a fresh baptism of the Spirit. When we have— pastors 
and people — so fully consecrated ourselves, with all we have and are, 
to the service of the Master, that we shall shrink from no sacrifice, 
nor count anything, within our power to perform, a hardship ; when 
we take a firm stand against the drink habit in all its phases, and en- 
deavor by word and deed to suppress it ; when we "approve ourselves 
to God, to conscience, and to our fellow-men as good stewards of the 
manifold gifts of God ;" then shall our Zion "put on beauty for ashes, 
and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. ' ' God speed 
the day. Respectfully submitted. P. MILLER, 

R. L. BROWN, 
H. T. GRABBER- 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 41 

The Report of the Committee on Pastoral Districts was 
read by Rev. C. A. Rose, and received for consideration. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PASTORAL DISTRICTS. 

Your committee would report that, in the Pastoral Districts, we 

have no changes to recommend except that Mt. Carmel, Cabarrus Co., 

be made a mission and withdrawn from Mt. Pleasant charge, and for 

the next synodical year be placed under the care of the Executive 

Committee of Synod. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. A. ROSE, 

J. H. C. FISHER, , 

W. S. BLACKWELDER. 

Synod adjourned, pending discussion of the Committee's 
Report on Pastoral Districts, to hear the order of business 
previously appointed, for the hour of 10 o'clock. 

The special committee appointed by the chair to consider 
recommendation 9 of President's Report, as reported under 
item 3 of Committee on President's Report, reported as fol- 
lows — (Resolution offered by Rev. J. Q. Wertz) : 

Resolved, That this Synod pay the $1500 for Winston into the 
hands of the Board of Missions of the United Synod of the South, and 
as much more for Home Missions as possible. 

Resolution adopted. 

The Report of Committee on President's Report was adopt- 
ed as a whole. 

Repdrt of Committee on Pastoral Districts resumed. Re- 
port was adopted as a whole. 

The annual Report of the Board of Church Extension was 
read by Rev. W. A. Lutz, was received, and adopted as a 
whole. 

REPORT OF BOARD OF CHURCH EXTENSION. 

The Board had but one meeting during the year, viz., May 3, 1892. 
The following loans were made : 

To St. Matthew's, Wilmington, N. C, $250, for which the treasurer 
holds three notes well and properly secured, maturing May, 1893 ; 
May, 1894 ; and May, 1895. 

To Bethany congregation, Stokes Co., $100, for which the treasurer 
holds a note and mortgage on the church property, maturing May, 
1893- 



42 MINUTES E. t,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



The note given by the council of St. James, Concord, for $500, has 
a credit of $100, dated Ma}' 1, 1892. The remainder to be paid by May, 
1894. 

The stringency of the times led the Board to believe that it was best 
for all objects of Synod that we make no special appeal for Church 
Extension during the year. Hoping for a liberal contribution from 
every pastorate to this very worth}' object, and pledging our greatest 
care of the funds in our hands, we are, 

Respectfully, 

W. A. LUTZ, 
C. B. KING, 
I. F. PATTERSON. 

TREASURER'S REPORT OF CHURCH EXTENSION BOARD. 

I FRANK PATTERSON, Treasurer, 

in account with 

Church Extension Board, 

North Carolina Synod. 
April 29, 1893. 
Cr. Dr. 

To amount in Treasury $421-09 

To cash from Treas. N. C. Synod . . . 160 55 

To cash from Rev. V. R. Stickley, St. 

Enoch's ... 21 59 

To int. due on $225, 7 m. at 6 per cent . . 7 87 

By cash loaned W. H. Strauss, trustee for 
St. Matthew's Mission Church, Wil- 
mington, N. C. $250 00 ' 

June 5. By cash loaned B. F Pulliam for Bethany 

church, Stokes Co., N. C. 100 00 

1S93. 

Ma}' 2. By amt. due Church Extension Board. . . 261 10 



1892. 




May 


I. 


May 


3- 


Nov. 


29. 


i8 9 3- 




May 


2 


1892. 




May 


20. 



May 2. To amount in Treasury $261 10 

The chair appointed the following Committee to Nominate 
Trustees of the College and Seminary Boards : Revs. J. D. 
Shirey, C. L. T. Fisher, and B. S. Brown. 

The Report of the Committee on Unfinished Business was 
read by Rev. B. W. Cronk, and was received to be consid- 
ered item by item. 



MINUTES E. E- SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. " 43 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MINUTES AND 
UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

1. On pages 14 and 15, there are three proposed amendments to 
constitution. Inasmuch as frequent amendments tend to constant 
confusion and wrangling and consumption of time, we recommend 
that these proposed amendments be not adopted. 

2. According to President's construction, by comparing item 9 on 
page 15 with a resolution on page 38, the recommendations of the 
President, for Synod to procure a cabinet for the archivarius of Synod, 
was referred to Executive Committee, in connection with the college 
authorities. Has the cabinet been procured ? 

3. Did Rev. C. L. T. Fisher serve Albemarle congregation, accord- 
ing to instruction of Synod on page 39 ? 

4. Did the President of Synod administer the communion to Hope- 
well congregation ? See page 39. 

5. On page 41, five young men were received as beneficiaries of 
Synod, and the Executive Committee was instructed to make arrange- 
ments with the various congregations for their support. Was this 
attended to, and with what success? 

6. Page 44. Has Rev. G. D. Bernheim, D. D., visited the churches 
in behalf of St. Matthew's Mission? If so, with what success? 

7. Page 36. Has the appropriation of three hundred dollars to the 
Alamance pastorate been met ? 

B. W. CRONK, 

C. B. MIDLER, 
JOHN C. LINGLE. 

Item 1. Adopted. 

Item 2. No. 

Item 3. No. 

Item 4. No, and excused. 

Item 5. Answered in the Executive Committee's Report. 

On motion, the Report of the Committee on Unfinished 
Business was recommitted. (See pp. 53 and 54.) 

The following resolution, offered by Rev. B. S. Brown, 
was adopted. (See Standing Resolution No.