The Jubilee Singers; And Their Campaign for Twenty Thousand Dollars

The Jubilee Singers; And Their Campaign for Twenty Thousand Dollars

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...to work his way on to New York. As he needed sadly an advance agent, Mr. G. Stanley Pope, a member of the Oberlin Theological Seminary, and a former missionary of the American Missionary Association, was employed to serve for a few months. "On November 17th Mr. White left, and gave a concert at Case Hall, in Cleveland. "Although the Sabbath before the churches of this city were crowded to hear the Singers, and the people delighted and generous in their gifts, yet the attendance upon the concert was small, and the receipts insufficient to pay expenses. Mr. White urged the people to use their influence to fill the house the next night, but when the evening came he found but a small audience present. Before the close of the entertainment, he explained to the people the benevolent designs of his mission, saying, he believed he was called of God to bring these students North to" awaken an interest in behalf of their race; affirming that he had done all he could, that he expected God would open the way before him, and provide the means necessary to carry the enterprise forward. He then informed the people that he was not meeting expenses. The fact that it was Saturday night, and that he had barely money enough to pay for the hall, and not a dime for the boarding of the students till Monday, to say nothing of taking them to Columbus where they had an appointment, without doubt gave a quality to his remarks. Though God tries his children when leading them on his own missions, he never allows them to fail in accomplishing that whereunto he has sent them. On this evening Mr. E. Chadwick wrote his check for a hundred dollars on the back of a programme, and sent it to Mr. White. Another gentleman gave him twenty-five dollars, and 'two others...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236631803
  • 9781236631800