ItemLetter from N.P. Barlow to Committee on Ministerial Education(1863-06-16) Barlow, N.P.Nathan Pratt Barlow reports an eighth time to the Committee on Ministerial Education of the Michigan Baptist State Convention on his financial situation after a term at the College during his Senior year. His work as a sexton has continued to be profitable, and the Convention sent him a small amount of money as well. This income has allowed him to pay off many old debts, but not all of them. Just as he visited his father’s family when they were sick during an earlier term, Barlow does the same for multiple friends, spending six weeks at the College and four with friends. In addition, he seems to have studied Hebrew and “New Testament Exegesis” so much that he believes it counts as “one study continually,” possibly the equivalent of a single modern academic credit. ItemLetter from N.P. Barlow to Committee on Ministerial Education(1862-03-11) Barlow, N.P.Nathan Pratt Barlow reports a seventh time to the Committee on Ministerial Education of the Michigan Baptist State Convention on his financial situation after a term at the College during his Junior year. He has continued his work as a sexton, earning a substantial sum after only three weeks of work. He spent the other seven weeks of the term visiting his father’s family who were all sick, and he seems to have caught whatever they had. During those seven weeks, he made a sum similar to what he earned as a sexton in three weeks. ItemLetter from N.P. Barlow to Committee on Ministerial Education(1861-12-18) Barlow, N.P.Nathan Pratt Barlow reports a sixth time to the Committee on Ministerial Education of the Michigan Baptist State Convention on his financial situation at the end of his Sophomore year at the College. He details the sources of all the money he has received during the year, and seems to include some of his expenditures as well. Notably, he has made $54.65 from working as a sexton at a church, considerably more than he received from the convention or even from the “clothes & provisions” generously provided by a church in Jackson, MI. However, he only spent eight weeks at the college instead of ten due to sickness. ItemLetter from Titus Rabevelt to the Baptist Convention of the State of Michigan,(1861-10-11) Rabevelt, TitusTitus Rabevelt, the clerk of the Baptist Church of Christ in Monroe, MI, writes to the Michigan Baptist Convention about a recent meeting at the same church. The parish invited the current pastor, Rev. William R. Northrop, to continue in his duties for another year starting October of next year, and Rabevelt asks the Convention to keep supporting him on behalf of the Monroe church. ItemLetter from C.R. Pattison to the Executive Committee of the Michigan Christian Herald(1861-09-25) Pattison, C.R.C.R. Pattison writes to the Executive Committee of the Michigan Baptist Convention through the Executive Committee of the Michigan Christian Herald detailing his proposal to purchase the Christian Herald. Pattison can pay $500 in one transaction or five annual payments with 10% interest on each year’s unpaid balance. Then Pattison offers the Convention two choices. The first would be that he would allow the Convention to appoint an editor “for a limited term of years” as long as the publication remains Baptist, in which case the paper would revert back to the Convention. The second would involve him acquiring the Herald’s publishing department instead, either for five years, ten years, or indefinitely, for the same price.