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Esq., Chester, his Lordship's Secretary, one month Order of PROCEEDINGS intended to be observed at least previous to the day of Ordination.

The Bishop of Lincoln purposes to hold his next Ordination on Sunday, Dec. 19th. He requires three months' notice from all Candidates for Deacons' Orders, and a personal interview. Graduates of Oxford must have attended a Course of Lectures of one of the Theological Professors, in addition to the public Lectures of the Regius Professor, and Graduates of Cambridge must have passed the Voluntary Theological Examination. Papers to be sent to his Lordship's Secretary, W. Moss, Esq., Palace, Lincoln, one month before the day of Ordination.

The Bishop of Salisbury will hold an Ordination on Sunday, the 19th day of December next. The several Candidates should forward the usual papers to his Lordship's Secretary, Fitzherbert Macdonald. Esq., the Close, Salisbury, at least one month before the day of Ordination.

The Bishop of Bath and Wells purposes to hold an Ordination in the Cathedral Church of Wells on Sunday, the 19th of December. Candidates for Deacons' Orders are requested to give three months' notice of their intention to offer themselves to his Lordship's Secretary, Edmund Davies, Esq., Wells, Somerset, stating their names at full length, age, college, academical degree, usual place of residence, and the names of two or more persons of respectability to whom reference may be made. It is not necessary that Candidates should be provided with a Title at the time of giving notice. The Bishop requires a Certificate of having passed the Voluntary Theological Examination from Candidates for Deacons' Orders who have graduated at the University of Cambridge, and the Divinity Testimonium from Gradustes of Trinity College, Dublin. All Candidates are requested to transmit the requisite papers to his Lordship's Secretary one month previous to the day of Ordination.

The Bishop of Carlisle purposes to hold his next Ordination on Sunday, Dec. 19th next. Candidates for Deacons' Orders are required to give three months' notice of their intention to offer themselves. They should state their names at full length, their age, college, academical degree, usual place of residence, and the names of two or more persons of respectability to whom reference may be! made. A personal interview is also required. It is not necessary that Candidates should be provided with a Title at the time of giving notice. Candidates are requested to communicate with the Bishop direct, but they are to transmit their formal testimonials and papers to his Lordship's Secretary, G. G. Mounsey, Esq., Carlisle, one month at least before the day of Ordination.

The Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol intends to hold his next Ordination on Sunday, December 19th. Candidates are requested to send the requisite papers one month before the day of Ordination to his Lordship's Secretary, T. Holt, Esq., Gloucester. Candidates for Deacons' Orders must communicate to the Bishop their intention to present themselves three months before the Ordination.

The Bishop of Norwich purposes to hold an Or. dination on the Sunday after each Ember Week.

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at the PRIMARY VISITATION of the Right Hon. and Right Rev. ARCHIBALD CAMPBELL, LORD BISHOP OF LONDON, in St. Paul's Cathedral. FIRST DAY. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11. Nine A.M.-The Churchwardens who are cited will appear in the Consistory Court before his Lordship's Vicar-General, to make their Presentments. Quarter before Twelve.-Morning Service, with Administration of the Holy Communion. Service ended, the Clergy who are cited will exhibit their papers in the Consistory Court. Three P.M.-Evening Service. SECOND DAY. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12. Nine A.M.-The Churchwardens who are cited will appear in the Consistory Court before his Lordship's Vicar-General, to make their Presentments. Quarter before Twelve.-Morning Service and Litany.

Service ended, the Clergy who are cited will
hibit their papers in the Consistory Court.
Three P.M.-Evening Service.

were Rev. Dr. Vivian, Rev. Dr. Spencer, Rev. Dr.
Croly, Rev. Dr. J. A. Hessey, Rev. A. M. Campbell,
Rev. W. Short, Rev. S. Smith, Rev. W. G. Hum-
phry, Rev. Ernest Hawkins, Rev. J. H. Clayton,
Rev. G. Currey, Rev. J. H. Randolph, Rev. J. W.
Buckley, Rev. J. H. Gurney, Rev. T. Jones, Rev.
F. Mac Carthy, Rev. E. Rudge, Rev. C. Lane, Rev.
E. Lilley, Rev. T. Darling, Rev. W. S. Simpson,
Rev. T. Hill, William Cotton, Esq., J. Boodle, Esq.,
E. Wigram, Esq., C. Heberden, Esq., E. Mackintosh,
Esq., J. C. Meymott, Esq., T. Edye, Esq.

A letter was read from the Rev. W. Short to the Secretaries, dated Llandrinio, near Oswestry, Oct. 2, 1858, saying that, having finally left London, he should be obliged to resign his office of Treasurer to the Society, and expressing his sense of the courtesy and kindness which he had experienced from his colleagues and the Society in the discharge of his duties.

A letter was read from his Grace the President, ex-dated Addington, October 28, 1858. The following are extracts :

will appear in the Consistory Court before his LordNine A.M.-The Churchwardens who are cited ship's Vicar-General, to make their Presentments. Quarter to Twelve.-Morning Service. The Visitation Sermon.

exhibit their papers in the Consistory Court.
After the Sermon, the Clergy who are cited will
Three P.M.-Evening Service.

Nine A.M.-The Churchwardens who are cited will
appear in the Consistory Court before his Lordship's
Vicar-General, to make their Presentments.

Quarter to Twelve.-Morning Service.
After Service, the Clergy who are cited will ex-
hibit their papers in the Consistory Court.
Three P.M.-Evening Service.

Quarter to Twelve.-Morning Service. After Service, the Bishop's Charge will be delivered under the dome to the assembled Clergy of the Diocese, and such of the Churchwardens as can


With reference to the above Order, the Bishop has addressed the following Letter to his Clergy:—

LONDON HOUSE, September, 1858.

Reverend and dear Sir,-I beg to forward to you a statement of the order of proceedings intended to be observed at the coming Visitation. You will perceive, that to avoid the formality of repeating the same address for five days in the same place, I have postponed the Charge to the fifth day, on which I hope to see the whole Clergy of the Diocese assembled in our Metropolitan Cathedral. I trust that you will not by this arrangement be exposed to any inconvenience which is not compensated by the better division of the time. Indeed I have reason to hope, that, for most of the Clergy in London, it will be more convenient to attend on two days for a short time each day, than to be kept for several hours on one day.-I remain, reverend and dear sir, your faith. ful servant and brother, A. C. LONDON.



67, Lincoln's Inn Fields.


Candidates either for Deacons' or for Priests' Orders are requested to inform the Bishop, as soon as possible, of their intention to offer themselves for Ordination, whether they have a Title or not. They are expected to call personally, at least three months before the time of Ordination, on the Bishop, or on the Rev. J. J. S. Perowne, at King's College. London; and to send their papers to J. Kitson. In consequence of the large increase of Esq., his Lordship's Secretary, at least one month business annually occurring in the Depository at before the time of Ordination. Candidates will and about CHRISTMAS, the Secretaries express attend at the Palace for examination on the Wed- a hope, that all applications for Books, Tracts, nesday and following days of Ember Week, at a Almanacks, &c., intended for circulation at that quarter before ten o'clock in the morning. season, and at the beginning of 1859, may be forwarded by Members and District Committees as much beforehand as possible.

The Bishop of Winchester intends to hold Confirmations throughout the county of Hants, previously to Easter, 1859. Due notice of times and places will be given.

Tuesday, November 2nd, 1858. The LORD BISHOP of LONDON in the Chair. AMONG the members who attended the Meeting

"I was fortunate enough to secure a visit from Mr. W. Short before he left London, so that I had an opportunity of wishing him farewell, and of to many Societies, by which his loss will be greatly thanking him for the services which he has rendered felt. I am very glad to hear that your Board is paying him the same well-deserved acknowledgment."

These letters having been read, it was agreed unanimously, on the motion of the Rev. A. M. Campbell, seconded by J. L. Adolphus, Esq. :

"That the Members of the Standing Committee and Board desire to express their deep regret, on learning that in consequence of the retirement of the Rev. W. Short, M.A., from London to North Wales, this Society will be deprived of the benefit of his valuable services as one of its Treasurera.

"The Members cannot but advert to the kind and efficient manner in which Mr. Short has on all occasions since his acceptance of the office of Treasurer, in the year 1852, conducted the important business which devolved upon him in that capacity; nor can they omit to notice his previous and subsequent labours in committees. They trust that his long and intimate connexion with the Society will for many years be a source of comfort and satisfaction to his mind; and, whilst tendering him thanks for the past, they feel sure that he will, in his new scene of duty, avail himself of all opportunities of consulting the welfare of the Society, and advancing the great and pious objects which it has in view."

The Rev. W. Short thanked the Meeting for the resolution which bad been adopted, and took an affectionate farewell of the Board, promising to render the Society at all times all the service in his power.

The Secretaries then stated, that it had devolved on the Standing Committee, after receiving Mr. Short's announcement of his resignation, to consider the subject of a suitable successor in the treasurership, and that they had unanimously agreed to make the following recommendation to the Board:

"That the Rev. W. G. Humphry, B.D., Vicar of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, be requested to undertake the office of Treasurer, in the room of the Rev. W. Short."

This proposition was moved by the Rev. J. H. Gurney, seconded by William Cotton, Esq., and carried unanimously.

Thereupon Mr. Humphry accepted the office of Treasurer.

His Grace the President said in his letter, that he quite approved of the appointment of Mr. Humphry as the Clerical Treasurer.

Letters from Calcutta, Madras, and Bombay were laid before the Meeting.

the Calcutta Diocesan Committee, in a letter dated The Rev. Dr. Kay, Bishop's College, Secretary of Calcutta, September 9, 1858, said :

as you know, in North India, and are in great want "The greater part of the European soldiers are, of books, both of a strictly religious and of a healthy and moral tendency. Two or three small books arenow nearly ready for the press in the vernacular."

The Secretaries stated that a gratuitous grant of books to the value of 501, in addition to a large

selection applied for, on account of the Calcutta Committee, had been lately sent out, and that aid would be rendered towards the expenses of publications in the languages of India.

An important letter from the Rev. D. Simpson, Secretary of the Madras Diocesan Committee, dated Madras, September 8, 1858, was laid before the Meeting. It appeared that the cause of native female education is the main object in behalf of which the Diocesan Committee have requested a portion of the Society's grant for India.

"The Madras Diocesan Committee," Mr. Simpson said, "have said nothing about boarding schools for boys, confessedly important as these institutions are. They preferred taking up one point and working that thoroughly, knowing that the subject of boys' boarding schools will come especially under the consideration of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts."

A letter from Richard Clarke, Esq., who had examined the correspondence, was read. The following are extracts:

"I have read with great interest the letters from Madras discussing the question of the most promising application of any grants which the Society should make for the extension of Christianity in the provinces under that presidency. The report of the Madras Committee shows in what portions of the work provision has already been made to as great an extent as present exigencies require. It also shows that there is one branch of operations, the most important and the most promising, which, for want of means, the Committee has not been able to extend beyond the narrowest limits. Yet they demonstrate its value by the effects it has already produced 'in ameliorating and elevating the moral, social, and religious condition of the people;' and by the sad results which have been experienced in Moodaloor, where the girls' school has been discontinued for want of funds. They say that from the time when it ceased is dated 'the deterioration of the female part of the congregation there, and of the male too.'

The following Donations were announced :

£ s. d.

body of adherents on its roll numerically than we Forty-three grants of Books and Tracts were made
can for a long time hope to gather in. For education for Schools, for Lending Libraries, and for Distribu-
they do very little. It is in this branch of our work, tion.
to which ail the resources and means at our command
must be devoted, and in God's good time we may
hope that the seed will bear its fruit.
"I hope to get round to Trincomalie and Batti-Ellison, Mrs. Noel, Huntspill Rectory, Bridg-
caloa, on the eastern coast of the island, before I re-
turn to Colombo, towards the end of next month, in
time to proceed southward to welcome the Metro-
politan at Galle, where he will probably be detained
for a day on his way to Calcutta. But my failing
strength bids me look with uncertainty (though not
untrustfully, thank God) to the accomplishment of
all such distant plans."

The books requested were granted.

The Rev. Walter Baugh, Ekukanyeni Mission Station, Maritzburg, Natal, having the charge of the native boys' school, informed the Society that on the 15th July last, owing to the burning of the long grass too near the mission premises, the farm-buildings where he resided had been burned down. He said,

"I lost every thing save a few old garments, snatched out of my room by a friend amidst the greatest danger. A few sovereigns I reclaimed from the ashes of my effects. I would, therefore, appeal to your Society for a grant of books, published at your depository, as a contribution towards the restoration of what I have lost."

It appeared that Mr. Baugh, in addition to his
school duties, has to officiate every Sunday at Ma-
ritzburg to native and European congregations.

It was agreed to grant books to the value of 61.
It was agreed, on the request of the Rev. H.
T. Waters, recommended by the Lord Bishop of
Graham's Town, to grant books to the amount of 81.
towards a library for the clergy, catechists, and others
in King William's Town, British Caffraria.

The Rev. Alfred Glennie, Incumbent of Gosford, Brisbane Water, in a letter dated August 5, 1858, Istated that he had on the 3rd December, 1857, laid "It is impossible to overrate the blessings that, we the foundation of a new church, Christ Church, may hope, will flow from the effective training of the Brisbane Water, and that the consecration by the females of India, and it is to our Society that it pecu Bishop of Newcastle had been fixed for the first liarly belongs to raise up the Loises and Eunices of week in September. There is another smaller the Christian Church in our Indian possessions. It church at Kincumber, which, he said, was in an seems, therefore, most desirable that we should en- unfinished state, but which the Bishop, on his visitcourage and support the Madras Committee, to the ing the district, would probably consecrate. extent of our power, in carrying out the plans they Books for the performance of Divine Service in have proposed, not only for the increase of the female each of these churches were requested. Two sets, one in folio, the other in quarto, were schools generally, but also for availing themselves of the rare talent and zeal of Mrs. Caldwell in train- voted. ing the fature schoolmistresses for the Southern Interesting letters were received from the Lord Missions." Bishop of Graham's Town respecting the progress The Secretaries informed the Board that the Stand-of the Christian cause among the natives. Extracts ing Committee had assigned One Thousand Pounds will be given in a future Report. from the Special Indian Fund to the objects above specified; namely, 5001. for the first year, dating from Christmas, 1858; 3001. for the following year, and 2001. for the third year.

It will be enjoined on the Diocesan Committee to use the utmost endeavours to obtain means, as far as possible, both from the British residents and from the parents of the children, towards the expenses of the schools.

Aid having been requested by the Rev. C. F.
Street, on the recommendation of the Lord Bishop
of Fredericton, towards the erection of a church at
Dalhousie, in the county of Restigouche, New
Brunswick, the sum of 201. was granted.

Several grants of Books, &c., were made.
Several letters of acknowledgment, including let-
ters from the Lord Bishop of Quebec, and the Rev.
A. W. Thorold, were laid before the Meeting.

The Board approved of the step taken. The Secretaries informed the Society, by desire of In a letter from the Rev. F. J. Spring, Secretary the Standing Committee, that the sums placed at of the Bombay Diocesan Committee, dated Bombay, the Committee's disposal by the Board for the Sept. 23, 1858, it was stated that the communication benefit of emigrants had been exhausted; and that from the Society, with respect to efforts for that pre- at the next General Meeting, on December 7, the sidency, and the special "Appeal for India," would Committee would propose an additional grant of receive full consideration. The Diocesan Committee One Thousand Pounds towards this object. had ordered an impression of the "Appeal" to be printed and distributed, and had called the attention of the Bishop of Bombay to the subject.

The Lord Bishop of Colombo, in a letter dated, "On Visitation, Manaar, Ceylon, August 30, 1858," requested books for the performance of Divine Service in a small church within the decayed Dutch Fort at that place. The Bishop added:

"The gift would, I am sure, be very acceptable to the people for the use of their church. They have their school, in which I saw and examined above twenty children on Saturday; and having no form of dissent among them, they appear to be attached to us in principle, as opposed to the influence of Rome, which is strong on every side, and ranks a greater

The Secretaries reported the following account of publications issued by the Society between the Audit of April, 1857, and the Audit of April, 1858:

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Dorchester Committee, by Rev. M. J. Green ......

Salisbury Committee, by R. H. Rigden, Esq.,

100 0 0 31 2 4

20 0 0
15 0 0
10 18
10 0 0


Moiety of Collections at the Diocesan Anniver-
sary Meeting of the Society for Promoting
Christian Knowledge and the Society for the
Propagation of the Gospel.......
Malling Committee, by Colonel Fletcher
Whittlesey Association, by Rev. E. Reynolds....
Fordingbridge Committee, by Rev. C. Maturin...
Honiton Committee, by Rev. J. G. Copleston...... 10 0
Collection at Crosthwaite Church, after a Sermon
by Rev. Dr. Burton, remitted by Rev. T. D.
Lincoln Committee, by Rev. Geo. Perry, Moiety
of a Collection at Scotherne, after a Sermon by
Rev. T. S. Nelson

Horsham Committee, by Rev. H. Bridges
Ludlow Committee, by Rev. Chas. Adams
Devizes Committee, by Rev. B. Dowding
Blackwater Committee, by Rev. J. J. P. Wyatt...
Stratton Committee, by Rev. J. 8. Avery........

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The Rev. Henry Wood, late of Stratton, Cornwall 50
James C. Fyler, Esq., late of Woodlands, Surrey,
Mrs. Mary Leader, late of the city of Oxford, one
Moiety of the Residue of her personal estate;
the other Moiety being bequeathed to the So-
ciety for the Propagation of the Gospel; the
same, on its receipt by the two Societies, to be
invested in the Three per Cent. Consols.

The following gentlemen were elected Members :-
Allom, Albert, Esq.
Appleby, Rev. T.
Berkley, Cras. A., Esq.
Blandy, F., Esq.
Briscoe, Rev. Thos.
Byass, Robert Nicholl, Esq.
Candy, Rev. Herbert.

Caudwell, Rev. Francis.
Chambers, Rev. W. F.
Clarke, Rev. C. P.
Cooper, Rev. Astley.
Crosby, Rev. Samuel.
De Vitre, Rev. G. E. D.
Dunn, Rev. Geo. G.
Elliot, John L., Esq.
Elphinstone, H. W., Esq.

Fowler, Rev. R. R.
Furse, Rev. C. W.

Gorringe, Rev. C. H.
Hambleton, Rev. George.
Hoskins, Rev. C. T.
Hedley, Capt. George.
Hughes, Rev. Thos.
Keens, Fred. C., Esq.
Kershaw, Rev. J.


Kirk, Hon. Jas.
Lee Mottie, Rev. Wm.
Lyth, Robert, Esq.
Mackenzie, John Henry, Esq.
Monson, Rev. J. J. T.
Nicholson, Rev. John Y., B.D.
Parry, Rev. F.

Percival, Rev. James Stanley.
Prescott, John Eustace, Esq.
Prescott, Rev. J. F.
Raymond, Rev. J. M.
Reay, John, Esq.
Rogers, Rev. G.
Roy, Rev. Richard.
Sanderson, The Hon. E.
Smith, William, Esq.
Spurrell, Charles, Esq.
Stuart, Rev. H. C.
Thorne, Rev. E S.
Thornhill, Rev. W.
Todd, R. J. S., Esq.
Vincent, Rev. James Crawley.
Westall, Robert, Esq.
Wilkinson, Rev. G. P.
Woodward, Rev. F. B.


79, Pall Mall, November 5, 1858. THE Society has already announced its intention of availing itself, as soon as it is enabled to do so, of the openings for mission-work, which have been recently presented among heathen in the East, as well as among a British population in British Columbia. On both these grounds it seeks additional sympathy from the public at the present


A Public Meeting will be held on December 1st, under the presidency of the Bishop of London, at Willis's Rooms, St. James's, to promote additional missions in China, and the establishment of a mission in Japan.

The Society, as is well known, has, without waiting for the erection of a bishopric, entered upon the work in Columbia, and as soon as the appointment of a bishop takes place, it will be prepared to come forward with a more definite plan, on as extensive a scale as the funds at its disposal will allow.

The following report, dated June 30, which has just been received from the Rev. R. G. Hutt, at a comparatively new mission, on the Bolotta Kiver, near Queen's Town, in the diocese of Graham's Town, will show how the work is being carried on among the Kafirs in South Africa:—

"When we arrived here, on July 29th, 1857, we found the catechist, who had charge of the station,

motion of diocesan inspection, the employment of organizing masters, autumnal meetings of teachers for instruction and mutual improvement, grants of books and school materials, exhibitions to train teachers for village schools, and to raise the standard "I am thankful to be able to say, that at the end of instruction in poor districts, together with staof the first year I can so far speak Kafir as to cate-tistical inquiries, such as that which has recently chise in a simple way, but it is only the beginning been completed, showing the state and progress of at the present. During this last quarter we have Church Schools throughout England and Wales. had upon the mission two narrow escapes from fire; In carrying on some of the most important of its the first did some little damage, but the latter, I am operations, the Society for many years enjoyed the thankful to say, was subdued before any damage benefit of Church collections triennially made in its was done. behalf under the authority of Royal Letters. Such Letters, however, are no longer issued; the sum thus withdrawn from the income of the Society exceeds 8000l. a year; and no other means of obtaining collections to nearly the same amount have yet been devised.

"There is a great deal I could say about this mission, but I fear to write more for the time, for the post has arrived, and we are not here as in England-two posts a day: we have, therefore, to take advantage of any one going to the nearest town both to take and bring our letters."

(Extract from Monthly Paper.)

at one of the outposts; we were consequently band our strength instead of wasting it; and this unable to enter his mission-hut, and had to sit on might easily be accomplished by a larger room being the outside, and wait patiently for his return. At built, in which both children and adults could meet this time there were no Kafirs living on the station for morning and evening prayers, and the time thus itself, although the country for miles round was gained would be of great value. thickly populated. The next day after, we went over to the principal mission in this colony, and saw somewhat of the work, under the able management of the Rev. H. T. Waters; returning to the Bolotta on the following day, to take up with much fear and trembling the station which had been committed to my charge. Immediately after my arrival I set to work in the first instance to build a new but, as the one Mr. Mullins had been residing in was not water-tight, and the wet weather being expected every day, it was thought by all of us to be the first thing to be done. Long before this hut was finished the rain commenced; and frequently not only were my own clothes wet through, but also the blankets in which I rolled myself at night. I have already told you that on my first arrival there was no one living on the place but Mr. Mullins and his servant, and it was difficult to get any one to Divine Service; and for the first fortnight I used frequently to have only THE meetings of the Committee of the National the Kafir servant at morning and evening prayers; Society are now about to be resumed, after the but after having been here a short time, two Kafir usual autumnal vacation. The preliminary steps families asked permission to come and settle on the that have been taken to obtain co-operation in the station, which number has gradually from that time effort to raise contributions for the Society, in lieu increased until the present. We now number of those hitherto collected under authority of Royal thirty-four men, fifty-five women, and ninety-eight Letters, will be submitted to the Committee. It children (Katirs), and about forty-five Hottentots, will be gratifying to the friends of the Society to all of whom are now under Christian instruction. learn that this effort has met with the express sancIn addition to these I have had given up to me tion of Her Majesty, who has promised a subscripfifteen Kafir children, who are fed, clothed, and tion of 1001. a year towards the object in view. The instructed on the mission funds. These fifteen undertaking is also encouraged by the Earl of Derby, children have made great progress during the year. the Marquis of Lansdowne, the Earl Granville, and Three of them can read and write well, as well as other members both of the present and late Governrepeat several psalms and parables from the New ment. His Grace the President of the Society, and Testament. The following is the plan which I have their Lordships the Bishops generally, have also laid down for each day's work :-Morning prayers for given a most cordial and generous support to the adults, at sunrise; ditto, children, at half-past movement. Meanwhile, in furtherance of the ob-gious institutions, and adapted to promote their seven; breakfast (both self and children), at eight; at half past eight each child has his or her portion of work assigned; at nine we have Hottentot school; at eleven the boarders have school until one, when we dine; at two we have Kafir school for the children belonging to the people; at four I go two days in the week to the kraal, lying at a distance, being able to give but a few minutes at each place; at six we have evening prayers for the children, after for the adults; and on Mondays and Thursdays night school for men; on Tuesdays and Fridays for the women; on Wednesdays all together, men and women, for singing. On the days that there are no outstations to visit, I have a class of catechumens, who are candidates for baptism.

"I trust to be able, before another report is due, to give an account of our first converts on this station. I think, taking all things into consideration, we have a great deal to be thankful for, while at the same time a great deal to lament, for our own shortcomings are very great. It has been a year of trial and of danger, and I have experienced the truth of the Apostle's words, that the powers we have to fight against are strong if it had not been that we knew that the Master for whom we fought was the stronger, we could not have held on; but I trust many living around are seriously impressed with the truths of the Gospel. The fact of their having requested of their own selves permission to join the Church, as many of their friends have, at Mr. Waters' station, seems to tell us that there is some progress made in the work; if they pass their time of probation in the same spirit as they have already shown, I hope to be able to admit three of them (i. e. the catechumens) to the sacrament of baptism very shortly. The great thing that is wanted is more men, as also more money, for we sadly want more buildings than we have. I have out of my own income built a small sod room, which will hold about sixty souls; this, with a population on the station itself of nearly 236, is far too small. It is on this account that I am obliged to divide my people into two congregations, which consequently increases the labour; as the work (and field, which is open to us) is already very large, we ought to endeavour to bus

ject in view, the Treasurer of the Society has drawn
up the following statement :—

Let me earnestly request your special and imme-
diate attention to the appeal which the National
Society is now making to the members of the Church
for further aid in giving sound religious education
to the people of England and Wales.

Her Majesty has been graciously pleased to encourage the appeal by an annual subscription of 1007.; and other friends of the Society are coming forward with a liberality which marks their sense of the importance of the occasion.

Before printing a list of contributions I am desirous to make the chief promoters of education throughout the country acquainted with the circumstances in which this movement has originated.

The progress of the great work, which the Society was forty years ago incorporated to promote, should call forth our most grateful acknowledgments to the Giver of all good. From an accurate statistical inquiry recently completed, it appears that last year there were 1,672,445 children under instruction in Church Schools; that is, 8 611 per cent. of the whole population; and as the number under instruction in 1847 was only 1,422,599, or 8-259 per cent., it follows that the increase of scholars in Church Schools alone has more than kept pace with the increase, rapid as it has been, in the number of the people.

During the last ten years no fewer than 2363 teachers have been sent from the Training Institutions of the Society,-1208 masters, and 1155 mistresses, or at the rate of 236 in each year.

The sum expended in building Church Schools during the last ten years was 1,116,302., of which 78,610. were contributed by the Society.

The sale of school-books, materials, and apparatus at the Depository of the Society has been also rapidly increasing. In 1847 the receipts were 51927., and in 1857, 17,5641. Local depôts also have been established in the most important of the provincial towns. It may fairly be computed that by undertaking the sale of these articles the Society, while it has greatly improved their quality, has reduced their cost at least thirty per cent.

The other operations of the Society are the pro

It may be thought that the success which, under the Divine blessing, has attended the exertions of the Society, and the large grants annually placed by Parliament at the disposal of the Privy Council, render this appeal unnecessary. But it ought to be considered that some parishes are still destitute of schools; that in others the instruction given is still inefficient; that the institutions of the Society for training teachers must be supported; that our present educational system must not only be maintained, but extended and improved; that a Central Church Institution, such as the Incorporated National Society, is indispensable to give unity, energy, and steadiness to the efforts of the Church, which might otherwise be desultory and ineffective; that the Parliamentary Grants for Education necessarily presuppose a large amount of voluntary contributions; and that if such contributions are withheld, all the boasted successes of the last forty years will only aggravate the disappointment, vexation, and disgrace of ultimate failure. Perseverance on the part of the Church will give the people of this country an education in harmony with all our civil and reliwell-being, both in time and throughout eternity. We cannot surely under such circumstances allow ourselves to be "weary in well-doing ;" and after having nearly placed our educational system upon a permanent basis, permit all the sacrifices we have made for that purpose to be in vain.

No doubt there are certain theorists on education who would not regret the failure of the existing arrangements, because they hope to see them superseded by a system dependent upon local rates. But have they counted the cost? Have they estimated the burden they would impose upon the rateable property of the country? Have they considered the expense of maintaining education by rates in the common schools of the United States? The expenditure in that country is ascertained to be 27. a scholar per annum; and since the number of children to be educated in this country is at least two millions and a half, the cost of supporting common schools throughout England and Wales would, independently of training institutions, be five millions per annum.

And what would be the education given in our common schools? It could not properly be called education: it would exclude the very essence of education-religious training. For how could ratepayers holding contradictory opinions agree among themselves as to the religion to be taught? The lamentable result of a so-called education from which religion is excluded is so painfully brought home by sad experience to our Episcopalian brethren, laity as well as clergy, in the United States, that they are actually endeavouring in many places to establish, by subscription, "Parochial Schools," in which sound Christian instruction may be given, line upon line and precept upon precept; and they readily submit to this heavy burden in addition to the assessment for the common schools, because they cannot bear to see the rising generation grow up nominally Christians, and yet ignorant of Christianity-clever and intelligent, but without any definite belief.

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operated to prevent any further conflict of authority, of peace,' and in righteousness of life, as becoming that of any other witness, but contradicted in various which could only have produced scandal in the cathe- brethren in the Lord." dral church.

"I now proceed to consider the petitioner's com. plaint against the Dean and Chapter. It appears that at the general meeting of the Chapter on the 23rd of June, the petitioner tendered a formal list of his complaints in writing against the Dean, and prayed the Chapter to appoint a day for hearing kim; that on the following day, in reply to the petitioner's prayer, the Vice-Dean, on behalf of the Chapter, informed him that the Chapter had no power to revise the acts of the Dean, but that the Chapter fully concurred in the late exercise of authority on the part of the Dean in suspending the petitio ner from his office. The Vice-Dean further intimated on behalf of the Chapter its opinion that if the sentiments embodied in the document presented to the Chapter were to be interpreted as the deliberate view which the petitioner entertained of the nature of his office and of the oath of obedience which he had taken to the capitular body, it appeared to the Chapter that the petitioner had involved himself in the offence contemplated by the statutes as gravius delictum, and subjected himself to removal from his office, unless he was prepared to make an unqualified retractation.' The petitioner, in reply to this communication, disclaimed all intention of insubordination, but declined with regret to withdraw his complaints, stating that his object was to have it decided by the Dean and Chapter, and, if Reedful, by the Visitor, whether the statute De Præcentore did or did not impose upon the Precentor the duty of prescribing what music shall be sung in the cathedral. Upon the following day the Dean and Chapter proceeded formally to remove the petitioner from his offices of Precentor and Minor Canon, and the petitioner thereupon appealed to the Visitor against the sentence of deprivation, and against the decision of the Chapter in reference to kis complaints against the Very Rev. the Dean. "I am unable to concur with the Dean and Chapter in the view which they have taken of the formal complaints preferred by the petitioner before the Chapter. The Dean himself had expressly referred him to the Dean and Chapter, and prior to the meeting of the whole capitular body the petitioner had communicated through the Chapter Clerk to the Dean and Chapter, that he had made an application to the Visitor, who had declined to interfere until there had been a decision in Chapter upon the matters submitted to it by the petitioner.

The Court then adjourned.



The commission issued by the Bishop of Oxford, under the Church Discipline Act, on the requisition of the Vicar and certain inhabitants of the parish of Stoke, to investigate the charges alleged against the Rev. Richard Temple West, M.A., of Christ Church, Oxford, and curate of the district church of Boynhill, was opened in the Town-hall at Reading, October 1. The Commissioners were Dr. Phillimore, chancellor of the diocese; the Ven. James Randall, archdeacon of Berkshire; the Rev. J. Austen Leigh, vicar of Bray, and rural dean; Mr. Charles Sawyer, of Heywood Lodge; and Mr. J. Hibbert, of Bray. wick Lodge. The Deputy-Registrar of the diocese, Mr. John Davenport, acted as secretary to the commission.

Mr. Cripps, of the Oxford Circuit, appeared for the complainant; the Rev. John Shaw, vicar of Stoke Poges, and Mr. J. D. Coleridge appeared for the Rev. R. Temple West, the defendant. Mr. J. M. Davenport, secretary to the Bishop of Oxford, and registrar of the diocese, attended as secretary to the commission, and opened the proceedings by reading the Bishop's commission, and the requisition of the parishioners on which the commission issued.

material points by witnesses whose testimony has not been impugned. The Commissioners have arrived at this conclusion without taking into consideration the evidence of Mr. West, whom, according to the best construction they could place on the 14th and 15th of Victoria, they allowed to be examined. They therefore now, in compliance with the requirements of the statute, openly and publicly declare that there is not sufficient ground for instituting further proceedings against Mr. West, and they will advise the Bishop to that effect. And I declare this Court to be now closed.

The Archdeacon of Berks, in common with the other Commissioners, has since received the following letter from the Bishop of Oxford.

"Lavington-house, Petworth, Sept. 30. "Gentlemen,-I have received the report of your Commission of Inquiry into the charges brought against Mr. West, and heartily accept as my own the decision at which, after a full examination of the matter, you have arrived.

"In thus formally adopting your decision, I wish, for the sake of my diocese at large, to add a few words on the general subject of confession.

"As I have already stated in writing to Mr. Shaw, I hold it to be a part of the wisdom and tenderness of the Church of England that she provides for any parishioner who in sickness shall feel his conscience troubled with any weighty matter' being moved to make special confession of his sins;' and that she also provides for those who before Holy Communion cannot quiet their own consciences' being invited to open their grief to the minister of God's Word.'

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The CHANCELLOR, addressing the counsel, said that the commissioners were desirous, before the proceedings commenced, to say a few words with refer ence to the limits of their authority, and also to the mode of procedure which they intended to adopt. "In making this special and limited provision for These proceedings were instituted by virtue of a troubled souls, I hold that the Church of England commission from the Bishop of the diocese, whose discountenances any attempt on the part of her authority in this matter was derived from the statute clergy to introduce a system of habitual confession, the 3rd and 4th of Victoria, cap. 86. By that statute or, in order to carry out such a system, to require it was provided that when there existed any scandal men and women to submit themselves to the quesor evil report against any clergyman of having tioning and examination of the priest. Such a system offended against the laws ecclesiastical, it should be of inquiry into the secrets of hearts must, in my lawful for the Bishop of the diocese, on application judgment, lead to innumerable evils. God forbid from any complainant, or of his own motion, to issue that our Clergy should administer or that our wives a commission of five persons, of whom his vicar- and daughters should be subjected to it. I am sure general, archdeacon, or rural dean should be mem- that any attempt to introduce it would throw grievous bers, for the purpose of making inquiry as to the difficulties in the way of that free ministerial intergrounds of such charge, to call before them and ex- course with our people which, for their sakes and for amine upon oath all witnesses necessary to such in- the efficiency of our ministry, it is all-important to quiry. The powers and authority of the commission maintain open and unsuspected. were limited to inquire whether there was any primá "I am, &c., "The question which the petitioner had raised facie ground for instituting further proceedings. The "S. OXON. was obviously a question as to the proper interpre-commissioners were of opinion that the best course "The Commissioners of the Boyn-hill Inquiry." tation of the statutes, and his reply in explanation of for them to pursue would be to allow both the achis object should have disarmed any resentment on cuser and ac used to be heard by counsel accord- Diocese of Salisbury.-The Bishop of Salisbury the part of the Chapter against his original com- ing to the ordinary course of the courts of common has just issued the following letter to the Clergy of plaint, as a supposed act of insubordination against law-both counsel having an opening speech, and in his diocese:-"My rev. and dear Brethren,- Our the Dean's authority. Mr. Livingston had conformed addition giving the counsel for the defence the right God has indeed this year provided most bountifully himself to the Dean's order of suspension from his of summing up his evidence and a final reply to the for our bodies. The harvest is now nearly past, and office, and, although his views might be exaggerated counsel for the accuser. But if no witnesses were we can say with regard to it, that our Lord has or erroneous as to the status of the Precentor rela- called for the defence, then there would be no reply. heard the prayers of His Church, and has given and tively to the Dean, he had submitted his views to Several witnesses having been examined on both preserved to our use the kindly fruits of the earth.' the judgment of the whole Chapter. His complaint sides,-Mr. West himself, upon his own request, therefore was an act of deference to them as the pro- being examined in defence,-Mr. Coleridge summed per authority to interpret the memorandum respect- up the evidence for the defence, and Mr. Cripps ing the Precentor's duties which had been read over afterwards replied on the whole case. to him by the Chapter Clerk on his provisional appointment, such memorandum being, as he conceived, an order of Chapter.'

"I feel, therefore, called upon to exercise the power, which the Visitor by law possesses, to restore Mr. Livingston to the offices of Precentor and Minor Canon within the Cathedral Church of Carlisle, from which he has been, in my opinion, with out just cause removed. In so deciding it is satisfactory to me to know that if I have erroneously taken on myself jurisdiction in this matter the Courts of Common Law are able to stay the effect of my decision. But I trust that the conclusion at which I have arrived will tend to restore peace and harmony within the Cathedral Church of Carlisle. There have been errors committed on both sides, and on both sides there is something to forgive and to forget. Let it be the common object of us all to promote a good and Christian feeling within the Church, forbearing one another in love, and endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond

The Commissioners then retired to consider their report, and in about half an hour they returned to the Court, when

He has also, I will believe, put into the hearts of His people a desire to make a thank-offering to Him before they venture to enjoy these gifts, and that so any appeal you may now make to your parishioners will be received with grateful and willing hearts. In 1856, when God restored to us the blessings of peace, I asked you to preach sermons and make The CHANCELLOR said,-The 4th section of the collections in the churches and chapels of the diocese Act 3rd and 4th Victoria, cap. 86, requires that at in support of hospitals and other kindred instithe close of this preliminary proceeding one of the tutions. The same charitable institutions again Commissioners, after a due consideration of the require aid, and I hope you will assist me in prodepositions, shall openly and publicly declare whether, curing for them the support they need. I request in the opinion of the majority of the Commissioners you, therefore, to make collections within the next present at such inquiry, there be not sufficient few weeks in behalf of those excellent charities, and prima facie ground for instituting further pro- to forward the alms of your parishioners to the treaceedings. The Commissioners, having paid the best surer of either the Salisbury or the Dorchester attention in their power to the evidence of the wit- Hospital, or of any other institution in your neighnesses and the arguments of counsel, are unanimously bourhood which provides relief for disease or sickof opinion that the charge against Mr. West, that in ness. Will you also fill up the enclosed paper, and the performance of his ministerial duty on the so let me know the amount collected before the 31st occasion of visiting a certain sick woman he put of October ?—I remain, your affectionate brother and improper questions to her with a view of leading her to make confession to him, has not been substantiated by the evidence. The charge rests upon the sole testimony of Anne Arnold, unsupported by


"W. K. SARUM. "Palace, Salisbury, September, 1858." Bath.-The Venerable Archdeacon Gunning held

Diocese of Exeter.-The Second Annual Examination, in pursuance of the "Scheme adopted by the Exeter Diocesan Board of Education to encourage children's longer stay at school," has been lately held. The number of candidates was nearly three times as large as at the first examination, and comprised children from several of the rural parishes in the district, a gratifying fact, as showing that the scheme is becoming gradually known and appreciated. The examination lasted one day, and embraced chiefly writing from dictation, arithmetic, portions of the Old and New Testament previously selected, reading and repetition; the necessary qualifications of the candidates being, that they should be at least twelve years of age, have borne a good character, and been regular attendants at school for at least 176 days in each of the two years last preceding the examination.

an inquiry recently under the 7th and 8th Victoria' Chamber, at the Guildhall, at two o'clock, when the
c. 59, sec. 5, at St. Michael's Parochial School-room' chair was taken by the Lord Bishop of the diocese,
Bath, into the conduct of James M Millin, the parish who was supported by Mr. Gard, M.P., the High
clerk, and having found him guilty of receiving pew-Sheriff of Exeter, the Ven. Archdeacon Bartho-
rents and not accounting for them, judgment of lomew, and the greater part of the clergy who were
removal from his office was posted upon the church- present at the cathedral service. Letters apologizing
for their absence were announced from Lord Churs-
ton, Lord Courtenay, the Right Hon. Sir J. Pat-
teson, Right Hon. Sir J. T. Coleridge, Sir J. T.
Duckworth, Bart., and S. T. Kekewich, Esq., M.P.
The Right Rev. Diocesan opened the proceedings
by calling on the Rev. J. Corfe to read the Report.
After reference to the objects and proceedings of the
Parent Society, the Report stated that in this district,
the issue during the past year has included 1504
Bibles, 1121 New Testaments, 3376 Common
Prayer Books, and 34,829 Books and Tracts; making
a total of 40,830. The sale to non-subscribers has
realized only 211. 3s. 7d.; but the committee think
that while the Depository is in its present situation,
and its stores are so removed from public view, it
would be unreasonable to expect any considerable
increase of its usefulness to this class of purchasers.
It having appeared, during the past year, that the
stock of books in the Depository was inadequate to
the demands made on it, and that, consequently,
members were sometimes subjected to delay and dis-
appointment, the Committee have directed their
attention to the best mode of removing this incon-
venience. With this view, it has been thought ad-
visable, first, to abstain from making grants of books;
the effect of such grants being to reduce the stock
without supplying the means of replenishing it; and
the primary object of a District Committee being,
rather to maintain an efficient local depôt, at which
the publications of the Society may be purchased on
the Society's terms, than to distribute books gra-

The Chapter-house at York Cathedral.-Within the last few years the internal parts of this portion of the sacred edifice have undergone reparation and beautifying; but a good deal of the outside is in a state of decay. In order that the latter may be properly restored, the Hon. and Rev. Augustus Duncombe, the recently appointed Dean of York, has just obtained leave of the chapter to restore it at his own expense, which is estimated at 10007.

Lancashire.-Clerical Charity.-The last Annual Meeting of the Charity for the Relief of the Ne- It being now the Society's rule to require cash cessitous Clergy, their Widows and Children, within payments for all books supplied, it is obvious that the ancient Deaneries of Amounderness, Lonsdale, the stock can be increased only so far as the local Kendal, Furness, and Copeland, was held in Preston. fund exceeds the local expenses; the increase of Col. Talbot Clifton, the President, being unavoidably the local fund, therefore, is essential to any conabsent, the chair was taken by John Bairstow, Esq., siderable enlargement of the stock; and, with this Vice-President. There were present also, R. Town- view, while the Committee are precluded, not less ley Parker, T. Greene, T. B. Addison, J. Swainson, by their regard for the Parent Society, than by R. Newsham, J. Gandy, E. C. Lowndes, jun., T. R. their duty to it, from diverting from its funds one Dunn, Richard Pedder, J. Sharp, Esqs., &c. The single subscription, they think it right to suggest to Ven. Archdeacon Evans, the Revs. Canon Parr, those members of the Society who avail themselves Mackreth, Hussey, and Turner; the Rev. T. Clark, of the Exeter Depôt, the duty-the plain duty, if B. Lambert, R. B. Robinson, J. P. Macauley, T. God has given them the means-of making some Dean, T. H. Clark, R. Moore, T. F. Lee, R. More- annual contribution also to the district fund. Their wood, &c. Col. Lowther was appointed President, subscriptions to the Parent Society being remitted in and John Wakefield, Esq., Vice-President, for the full to London, the only contribution they make to ensuing year; and the Rev. Richard Moore, vicar the district fund, if they are not subscribers to it, of Lund, was requested to preach the next Annual consists of the small per-centage charged for carriage Sermon in the parish church of Kendal, on the last on the books they purchase. That per-centage Wednesday in August, 1859. A large sum was barely defrays the cost of carriage, so that if they distributed in grants to needy applicants. Previous give only this, they bear no share of the far heavier to the meeting, there was Divine Service in the local expenses of house-rent and superintendent's parish church, and an appropriate sermon preached by the Rev. John Macauley, rector of Aldingham; after which a collection was made amounting to nearly 137.


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A Synod of Bishops of the Scottish Episcopal Church was held on Thursday, 30th ult., in Eainburgh Hall, the Bishop of Argyll and the Isles presiding. There were also present the Bishops of Brechin, Glasgow, Moray, St. Andrew's, and Aberdeen. The Bishop of Edinburgh, who, as Primus, should have presided, was absent from indisposition. The Synod proceeded to take up the appeal of the Rev. Mr. Cheyne, Aberdeen, against a sentence of suspension, pronounced by the Bishop of Aberdeen in August last, with reference to his teaching of the doctrine of the Eucharist.

Mr. Cheyne appeared for himself as appellant. The presenters who appeared in support of the sentence of suspension were the Rev. Mr. Morice, the Rev. Mr. Bremner, and the Rev. Mr. Rorison.

Before the appeal was entered on, Mr. CHEYNE objected to the Bishop of Argyll sitting as one of his judges, on the ground that he had, at a meeting of the Synod of Argyll, delivered a charge, in which he expressed his approbation of the sentence prenounced by the Bishop of Aberdeen.

The Court, after a short consideration, pronounced, through the President, the following deliverance :

"The Court are of opinion that the objection is of a nature which cannot be entertained. They have no power to suspend an individual bishop from the exercise of his functions, without presentment and trial. It is a question for the individual bishop whether in any case there are circumstances which render it proper for him to decline to judge. The Court therefore repel the objection."

The Bishop of ARGYLL then proceeded to state the course that he should pursue in the circumstances. He said-On the 11th of September Mr. Cheyne addressed to me a letter inquiring whether the London "Guardian," of the 18th of August preceding, contained a correct report of a certain part of my Charge to the clergy of the diocese of Argyll and the Isles, delivered at the Court-meeting of the Synod there, and requesting, if that report were incorrect, that I should inform him what the words used by me were further With respect to the Society for the Propagation of stating that my answer might be founded on at the the Gospel in Foreign Parts, the Report stated the present meeting of Synod. In answer to this aptotal amount contributed to the Society from this plication, I declined to give him the information diocese, in the year 1857, was 29671. 178. 8d. In which he desired respecting the substance of my Diocese of Exeter.-The Church Societies.-The the archdeaconry of Exeter, the Rev. P. L. D. Charge, because I thought that he, a member of Anniversary of the Exeter Diocesan Branch of the Acland reports an increase, as well in the number of the diocese of Aberdeen, had no right to inquire Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, and parishes contributing, as in the amount contributed; privately and incidentally into the manner in which also of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel 12501. 14s. 3d. having been sent in 1857 from 99 I had performed my duty within my own diocese. in Foreign Parts, was celebrated on Thursday, the parishes, against 10207. 28. 4d. from 87 parishes in I still adhere to that opinion. I decline to give 16th ult. In the morning, Divine Service was cele- 1856. Mr. Acland mentions with thankfulness the such information. I shall only say that in the brated in the Cathedral, on which occasion there response given in this archdeaconry to Mr. Cas- Charge in question I endeavoured conscientiously were present, the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of the tellain's offer, that he would contribute 1007. for to adapt my exhortations to the circumstances of diocese, the Rev. Chancellor Harrington, the Ven. additional India missions, provided nineteen similar the times, so as, according to the terms of the Archdeacon Bartholomew (Canon Residentiary), and donations were obtained within six months. On its Office of Consecration, to "banish and drive away a very large number of the clergy of the diocese, being proposed to the clergy to join in making up all erroneous and strange doctrine contrary to R. S. Gard, Esq., M.P., the Right Worshipful the one such donation, they subscribed 1131. 1s. 6d. God's Word;" and I cannot conceive how the perMayor of Exeter, the High Sheriff of Exeter, the Whilst of the laity, one, on his own sole account, formance of that duty on that occasion could either Town Clerk, with many members of the Town gave 1007., and others, before the six months were have incapacitated or relieved me from the perCouncil, &c. &c. The sermon was preached by the expired, made up two more such sums, with a formance of any part of the duties incumbent on Rev. F. Tate, vicar of Axminster. In the body of me on the present occasion. It is manifest that the nave were 1759 school children-namely, 976 there is no legal objection to my presiding or voting boys and 783 girls-who are in the habit of using on this occasion. I may mention, however, that the books supplied by the Society for Promoting the opinion which I expressed at the late meeting Christian Knowledge. At the close of the service a of the Synod of Argyll and the Isles was founded collection was made, amounting in the aggregate to on a misconception of the state of the case. I con617. 158. 2d. ceived, from the nature of the proceedings at Aberdeen, that Mr. Cheyne had no appeal to this Court

The Annual Meeting was held in the Council

surplus of 16. In all, the amount contributed to
the new India fund from this archdeaconry up to this
date, is about 6607.

From Cornwall, the Rev. Dr. Martin reports a
steady, though gradual, increase in the number of
parishes aiding the Society; 110 parishes or districts,
out of 255, having sent remittances in 1857.

To the same effect is the report of the Rev. R. J.

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