Religion: Methodists in Jackson

Jackson, capital of Mississippi, birthplace of the Confederacy and scene of Jefferson Davis's last speech (1884), has a population of 48,282 souls. When members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, began planning their 22nd quadrennial conference, they were invited to think of Mississippi. They chose Jackson, smallest town in winch they had ever met. Last week Jackson's hotels were brimming with Southern Methodists, 708 delegates and alternates, male and female, laymen and churchmen. In best gown, business suit or frock coat they attended a reception at the Governor's mansion, motored about the...

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