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The 1877 meeting of the Kings Mountain Baptist Association took place at Pleasant Hill Church (present day: Pleasant Hill Baptist Church) in Grover, NC. The introductory sermon was delivered by J. H. Yarboro. The Committee on Education addresses associational support for the development of a female college and the continued support for the Shelby Academy, principal J. A. White, the Boiling Springs Academy, and Wake Forest College. A motion was made and resolved to endorse the "efforts of the Board of Trustees of the Kings Mountain Female College, to establish such a college" in Cleveland County.The association considered a motion to build the college in Shelby, NC and to raise $10,000 for building purposes. The Committee on Periodicals recommends the reading of the Foreign Mission Journal. The Report on Missions provides a brief history of Baptists in North Carolina. A copy of the Abstract of Principles, Rules of Decorum, and Constitution of the Kings Mountain Baptist Association are included in the minute book.
1877, September 21
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Kings Mountain Baptist Association Collection, Minutes of the Kings Mountain Baptist Association, 1877. Series 1, Box 1, University Archives, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC.