Was held November 1884
Front Street Church, now Grace United Methodist Church, Wilmington, NC.
— the fourth window of the church was designated the bar of the Conference
—only 16 lay delegates attended
—Conference was held for 6 days
—Standing committees were nominated
—a collection was taken for the Orphanage in Oxford
—endowment fund for financial relief for Trinity College (now Duke University) was proposed and accepted
—Our Districts were: Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro, Salisbury, New Berne, Statesville, Shelby, Charlotte, Fayetteville, Warrenton, Washington, Trinity College
—Sung at the closing: “Bless’d be the dear uniting love, That will not let us part.”
William Walter Rose, photo taken 1887 .