First Universalist Church – Meeting Minutes, Sep 10, 1906 (New Order of Business)

Atlanta, Ga., Sep 10, 1906

The Board of Trustees met at the residence of Rev. Mr. Ellenwood in regular session at 8:00pm, Sept. 10, 1906.

Present: Bradford, West, Garrett, Marsh, Coleman and the Pastor Ellenwood.

Minutes of the previous meeting read and approved.

Garrett, committee of one on Winter’s Fuel Supply, reported that he had secured price of $4.75 per ton for coal. He was instructed to close deal for seven tons, which he did.

The question of a janitor was discussed at some length. No definite action was taken on account of a desire to hear further from Mr. Blake.

The following Financial Committee was appointed:

  • Marsh, Chairman
  • West
  • Coleman

The following House Committee was appointed:

  • Bradford, Chairman
  • West
  • Blake

The following Music Committee was appointed:

  • Hitchcock, Chairman
  • Bradford
  • Blake
  • Mrs. Sickles
  • Mrs. Hubner

The following letter from Mr. A.I. Bicknell was read and ordered spread on the minutes:

Boston, Mass.
July 24th, 1906
Mr. A.E. Holdt,
Atlanta, Ga.

Mr. Dear Mr. Holdt,

It gives me great pleasure to inform you, as chairman of the Trustees of the Atlanta Parish, that the Executive Board at its recent meeting in Detroit, voted unanimously to ratify the call of your parish to Rev. E. Dean Ellenwood to be its pastor for a term of three years form July 1st, 1906.

The Board also wished to me to express to you and through you to the Atlanta Parish our great pleasure at hearing such excellent reports from Atlanta. We are glad that you are so well pleased with Mr. Ellenwood, and we feel sure that under his guidance your parish is to see the most prosperous days it has ever had.

Yours Sincerely

A. Ingham Bicknell

Mr. Holdt reply

Tampa Fla.,
August 20th, 1906
Mr. A. Ingham Bicknell
No 30 West Street
Boston, Mass.

My Dear Sir,

I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of July 24th, advising me of the ratification by the Executive Board of the action of our church in calling the Rev. E. Dean Ellenwood to be our pastor for three years.

I beg also to thank you and the Board for their kind expressions of approval and their good wishes which are heartily appreciated and will be by me communicated to our new board of trustees and to the church.

Very Sincerely,

A.E. Holdt

The Treasurer reported as follows:

In hand from previous meeting: $43.35
Collections: $69.63
Total: $112.88
Disbursements: $76.79
Balance on hand: $36.09

Motion by Marsh that a warrant be drawn in favor of the Treasurer for $4.29 covering sundry accounts paid by him and attached to voucher; seconded by Garrett. Motion carried.

Motion by West that warrant be drawn in favor of Mr. Ellenwood for $62.50 one month salary; seconded by Garrett. Motion carried.

Motion by West that warrant for $10.00 in favor of Woodbury and Kellum be drawn to cover payment on piano; seconded by Marsh. Carried.

No other business on hand, the Board adjourned until next meeting.


C.T. Garrett, Secretary

Physical Archive: UUCA Box: 60 Folder: 01 Pages: 127 – 129
Citation: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta Records, RG 026, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University, Atlanta GA

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