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admitting, at least to some extent, the truth, Mr. 'Henderson's letters, and such influence of one or more of these. Instead articles as that entitled "On the Wing,” in of doing so, Mr, Henderson has preferred a the Messenger of November last, would distinct charge against the membership of certainly supply it. the English Presbyterian Church of a highly But my object at present is not so much offensive character, and which I believe to be to establish my own opinions, as to ask for entirely unfounded.

proof of Mr. Henderson's charge. The My own opinion is that an inveterate charge has been made and published, and attachment to everything Scottish in Pres- should either be substantiated or withdrawn. byterianism, and our aversion to any innova. Being Englishmen and Presbyterians, it is tion that savours of assimilation to English not meet that we should be “beaten openly customs and ideas, is mainly to blame for uncondemned." We are entitled to trial. the evil complained of. I have laboured for If we have done ought worthy of censure, we some years to impress this fact on the mind refuse not to be censured; but if the charge of the Church. I have stated and proved cannot be substantiated, let it be withdrawn, that we do not retain one-tenth of that and, instead of censure, let the mead of praise element in the English community which is be awarded to us, which is the reward of legitimately our own; to say nothing of those who stand firm at their post in the day getting hold of the English mind. I have of discouragement and of small things. shown that while our Church is zealouis to I do not imagine there would be any conserve everything that is venerable in difficulty in ascertaining the average libePresbyterian polityoandsdoctrine, she fails rality of our members, and I firmly believe utterly in her attempt to conserve her own that when ascertained it would stand com. children, who, though nourished and brought parison with that of any other Dissenting up within her pale, leave her in thousands to Church in England. swell the ranks of other churches in England. One great advantage, perhaps the greatest, For making such statements I have been that would accrue from such an investigation regarded as unfriendly to our Church, as "a would be the discovery of the true source of setter forth of strange doctrines," while my our leanness." descriptions of her poverty have been indignantly denied. If proof were wanting that

AN ENGLISH PRESBYTERIAN. my un popular opinions were founded in

Presbyterian Church in Eugland.


The following Report was presented to the Synod at its late Meeting

in Sunderland. It is with much satisfaction that the Com- phical advantages enjoyed by most of those mittee on this occasion come before the who have entered for the first time are of a Synod to report the state of the College high order. Thus, two have attended the during the year which has just elapsed. University of Glasgow during four sessions ;

one, Owen's College, Manchester, three STUDENTS.

sessions ; one, Queen's College, Belfast, The number of students at present is three sessions ; one, University College, fourteen, of whom nine are Englishmen by London, two sessions, of eight months each ; birth, three are from Scotland, and two from one, the University of Edinburgh and GlasIreland.

gow, four sessions, besides that of Bonn one Eight of the whole number are new to year and a half; one, Edinburgh University, the College since last meeting of Synod. five sessions ; and the eighth, who has been The average attendance has been consider- admitted only as a preliminary student, is ably more than maintained ; and it is grati- now attending University College. fying to state that the literary and philoso- While remembering that the highest


qualifications for a faithful Christian ministry having come to London with the view of are those communicated by the Spirit studying for the work of the ministry among himself, we cannot but feel it to be a mat- his own countrymen, was kindly adopted by ter of sincere thankfulness that, under the them, and has been materially aided in his present circumstances of Presbyterianism object, both by the instructions they have in England, so many young men of good bestowed and by the contributions they have literary attainments should have been di- procured for him. It is pleasing to remark rected, during the past year, to our College, that the students of the Free Church of and that so good a prospect should be thus Scotland, and of the Presbyterian Church in held out of securing for our Church and her Ireland, have taken a lively interest in this congregations the services of a ministry labour of love, and have made remittances thoroughly furnished with those accomplish in aid of this object. ments, and well-trained in those habits of In addition to the regular students during study which, when added to an ardent love the last session, the lectures have been for the Saviour and for the souls of men, attended by Behari Lal Singh, well known are so important to an enlightened and suc- by name at least to the members of the ! cessful discharge of ministerial duty. Synod as a native Indian convert, educated

It is extremely pleasing to add that the in the Free Church Institution at Calcutta, Presbyterial examiners, before whom those who, though already licensed to preach the students appeared as candidates for admis- Gospel, has been welcome to avail himself sion, have in every case expressed themselves of the opportunities afforded by the prelechighly satisfied with their attainments. tions of our Professors for enlarging his

theological attainments.

Since last Synod two students have Last year, in accordance with a Supple- obtained license to preach the gospel-both mentary Report of the College Committee, from the Presbytery of London. One of the Synod directed this Committee to them, Mr. David Fotheringham, has since endeavour to raise £100 annually for three received a cordial call to the ministry from years, in order to provide two scholarships the congregation at Glanton, vacant by the of £50 per annum, to be competed for by lamented death of the Rev. D. Lennie, and students in an examination prescribed by is now, for the first time, a member of this this Committee.

Court. The other, Mr. Duncan Frazer, This direction of the Supreme Court the after supplying for a time in several Committee have endeavoured to carry out; vacancies, has accepted a six months' enand, though they have not fulfilled it to the gagement at Maidstone. letter, they have been enabled to do more, One student, Mr. John McGowan, has by securing three scholarships of £40 and followed the example given last year by Mr. one of £20. They do not doubt that the J. C. Cowie, and has left the College, with Synod will favourably accept this report of one year of his curriculum incomplete, that their success.

he might enter the missionary field in China Previous to the opening of the autumn under the London Missionary Society. session these scholarships were duly com- Both of them have sailed, and are probably peted for in terms of the Synod's directions. already engaged in the duties of their The three of £40 were awarded respectively mission. to Messrs. David Gordon, Bernard M. Six students will complete their course Baker, and Thomas McLaren, and that of this session, and are expected early to apply £20 to Mr. George Edwards, who, though to their Presbyteries for licenses, namely equal to the others in logic and mathe- --Messrs. Robert Thom, James Brown, matics, proved less proficient in classics. James Anderson, Richard Glover, John

Three other students enjoy bursaries of Kelly, and James Laing; of whom four £40 each from the Hewley Fund.

are by birth Englishmen—a proportion During the last two sessions the students nearly maintained in the whole College. have found an object of common interest in One of these advanced students has offered the person of a young Nestorian Christian, himself as our missionary to India, and has from Koordistan (David Johanan), who, been accepted ; and one of them, during the


past year, has taken partial charge of the the ministrations of highly educated teachstation at Milwall, where he has laboured, ers, they ought not to be so; and yet it

as time and his College duties allowed, with must be to the more intelligent and wealthy ( acceptance and success.

that we make our chief appeal for a conThere are several licentiates trained in tinuation and increase of those supplies on our College, who are still without fixed which the support of the Institution depends. charge : Lamely-Messrs. Dunn, Layburn, It cannot constantly rely on fitful or spasBoddie, and Frazer, who have been usefully modic efforts, often put forth, to deliver it engaged during the past year in various from the pressure of frequently-recurring fields of labour, chiefly in England; and embarrassments ; and while our excellent the Committee respectfully suggest that the Professors are faithfully giving themselves time has come when the Synod should make to the work committed to them by the a permanent arrangement for the employ. Church, it is not too much to expect that ment of these licentiates. The Committee the Church will in time take care not only feel that there is much in the report they to have the pecuniary affairs of this Instituhave thus rendered to encourage the Church tion put on such a footing as to deliver it in her collegiate enterprise. We have now from periodical difficulties, but to have realised in a fair measure the success which them provided on so liberal a scale as to its earliest friends anticipated. Through its permit regular and adequate remuneration means we see rising around us a band of to those whose lives are devoted to its ministers-English in their training, and service. increasingly English by birth, accent, and The Committee believe that, at length, early association—to transmit the blessings the Synod is in circumstances to raise the of our Presbyterial polity, along with a pure salary of Dr. Lorimer to a level with that of and well-taught gospel, to another genera- his colleague, and take leave to recommend tion; and, by the blessing of God and the that well-deserved expression should thus be liberality of our members, we can anticipate given to the sense entertained by the Church with confidence an extension of the blessings of the valuable services rendered by him to it confers.

her cause during a period of twenty-three The financial affairs of the Institution

years. will be given in a separate report. They The supply of new students has this year present a more healthy aspect than on many been considerably above the average, and former occasions—a result due chiefly to the licenses likely to be immediately applied the indefatigable exertions of our Treasurer, for are comparatively numerous. who, undeterred by the difficulties of his we see the necessity of a still larger supply undertaking, has continued to keep the of those from whose personal devotion to the claims of the College before the Church, ministry our congregations hope to draw and has so stimulated the zeal of its friends their future teachers. This is a topic on as to bring to its aid those material supplies which, year after year, the College Comwhich it needed. The Committee beg to mittee has dwelt in its reports ; nor can we remind the Synod and the Church that the yet cease to urge on the youth of our College needs a constant and regular flow Church the necessity of giving their attenof liberality to maintain it in carrying on tion to the claims which the service of the the work for which it was erected. There ministry makes upon them. On parents is little in this enterprise to address the we would still press the duty of encouraging imagination, or to awaken popular enthu- some of their sons to give themselves, with siasm. It must mainly depend on the high a true heart, to the glorious work of preachand enlightened principles of those of its ing the gospel of the grace of God to sinmembership who have intelligence to appre-ners. And to the Church at large we would ciate an advanced standard of pulpit minis- say, in conclusion, -Let this Institution be tration. In an unendowed church, efforts to you an object of deep interest and of adequately to educate the clergy have often faithful support ; and let it have a more been arduous, and by the bulk of the Chris- constant place in your prayers at a throne tian people feebly supported.

In our of grace. It is one of the mainstays of our Church, accustomed as our people are to l system in England, and we can as little

And yet

afford to support it feebly as to dispense with it altogether.

Presbyteries”. Proceedings.

(Signed) John Weir, D.D., Convener.


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This Presbytery met in the College Hall, on COLLECTIONS AND DONATIONS. members were present–Drs. M'Crie (mo

Tuesday, the 12th June. The following

derator), Hamilton, and Weir; Messrs. HOME MISSION FUND,

Thompson, Chalmers, Wright, Burns, Collections :

M‘Laren, and Ballantyne, ministers; Messrs. Hampstead

Bell, Ritchie, Wilson, Keiller, and Blest,

. £4 0 0 Bavington and Ryall

3 0 o elders. Orewe

2 10 0 The Rev. Dr. Macleod, of Nova Scotia, Long Framlington

0 18 6 Chester.

and the Rev. Mr. Arnistrong, of Ballina,

4 10 0 Douglas, Isle of Man

3 0 0 were associated. Crookham

Mr. Ritchie reported that the new church Association, Crookham

at Milwall was opened for public worship on Do.

Canning Street, Liverpool 28 70
Sabbath School, St. Peter's, do. 5 Ö Sabbath, the 3rd.
Juvenile Missionary Association, St. An-

Dr. Hamilton laid on the table the call drew's Free Church, Manchester 13

17 from the congregation at Dalston, addressed Donation, Mr. Edward Walker, Torquay 1 1 0

to the Rev. M. Davidson, of Birdhopecraig,

which was sustained, and Dr. M'Crie apFOREIGN MISSIONS.

pointed to prosecute it before the Presbytery

of Northumberland. Balance of Legacy from late Miss Palmer,

Mr. M'Laren brought before the Presbyper G. Rooper, Esq., less Legacy duty

tery resolutions unanimously adopted at a

£637 4 0 Collections:

recent meeting of the congregation assemBerwick

3 0 0 bling in Old Chapel, Cliffe, Lewes, craving Etal

6. from the Presbytery a supply of divine ordi. Lowick

8 0 Norham

0 onances,

Mr. MʻLaren cordially supported Brampton

0 10 0 the application, and, along with a deputy Alnwick.

2 0 Birdhopecraig

: from the congregation, furnished the Pres

4 3 3 Harbottle

2 18 bytery with information on various points Wooler

£3 Do. Association

relating to it. Whereupon the Presbytery 5 0

agreed to recognise the congregation at

4 10 0 Blyth

3 2 0
Lewes as

a preaching-station within the Falstone

2 3 0 bounds, and appointed the Session at BrighHexham Newcastle, Trinity

ton, with Mr. Wright, of Southampton, a

9 10 0 Beaton-Delaval

15 0

temporary session for their oversight. South Shields, Laygate

• 14 0 0 On the motion of Mr. Wright, the Pres. Do. St. John's

1,76 bytery resolved to endeavour to raise a con. Dudley

3 11 6 Liverpool, St. George's

. 17 7 0

gregation at Exeter, to request the Home Birkenhead, St. Andrew's

20 Ö Mission Committee to aid them in this work Manchester, St. Andrew's £23 0 0

for a year, and to appoint a committee, conAssociation 13 1

sisting of Drs. Hamilton and M'Crie, and

41 1' 7 Do. Grosvenor Square

Messrs. Chalmers and Wright, with Messrs. Salford

4 10 7 Watson and Bruce, elders, to carry it on. Parkgate Rockferry

64 10 0 Through the zeal of Mr. Wright, and the

£6 0 10 Do. A servant's Mite

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liberality of Robert Barbour, Esq., Man

6 3 4 chester, a handsome church (Christ Church), Bournemouth Southampton

6 10 1 capable of accommodating 1,200 persons, Brighton


has been secured for three years, with the Do. Association

3 7 9

liberty of purchase ou favourable terms, and London, Regent's Square

27 15 9 Sabbath of July.

23,?is to be opened by Mr. Wright on the third Do. River Terrace £23 2 4 Do. Do. Subscrip

Mr. Thompson, Dr. Weir, and Mr. Bal. tions 3 12 3

lantyne were appointed a committee to exaDo. Marylebone, Subscription, R.

26 14 7 mine the Schools at Woolwich, on the 20th. How, Esq. .

The consideration of the report on the Harrow Road Congregation was resumed, and the Presbytery agreed to moderate in a call there on the 26th.

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An application to moderate in a call at very few exceptions it is composed almost Maidstone was also granted.

entirely of miners and agricultural labourers. The thanks of the Presbytery were re- It is, however, gratifying to be able to state corded to R. A. Macfie, Esq., of Liverpool, that out of their limited resources, and with for his kindness in presenting the members the assistance of friends in the locality, up. of Presbytery with a copy of the proceedings wards of £72 have been subscribed towards of the Conference on Missions, held at the erection. There is no suitable place of Liverpool in March last.

residence for the minister to be had on lease

in the locality. For eight years their former PRESBYTERY OF LANCASHIRE.

minister was obliged to live nearly four

miles distant from the Church, which led in This Presbytery met at Manchester, by ap- a great measure to the dispersion of the pointment, on the 24th of May, to dispose of congregation, and finally to the resignation a call from St. John's Presbyterian Church, of his charge. To aid them in this enterWarrington, to the Rev. Andrew Inglis, of prise they now make their appeal to ChrisChalmer's Church, Ancoats. Presentatian friends in other parts of the country, as Rev. William M Caw, moderator, pro tem. ; well in Scotland as in England, in the Dr. M'Lean; Messrs. Robinson, John Clel. earnest hope that it will not be made in land, J. C. Paterson, and Inglis, ministers; vain. Subscriptions and donations in aid and Messrs. M'Gill and Hindshaw, elders. of the Manse Fund will be received by the There appeared for the Congregation at Rev. James K. M'Lean, Ancroft Moor, Warrington, Messrs. James Cassidy, and Berwick-on-Tweed. Donald Mackay; for the Session of Chal. Horncliffe Manse. — The following mer's Church, Mr. Andrew Brown; for the communication, dated June 16, 1860, has Congregation, Mr. John Scott ; for the been sent to us by Mr. Vallance, the minister Board of Managers, Mr. Alexander Carson; of Horncliffe, to which we bespeak favourand Mr. Inglis for himself. Parties were able attention :-“ Be so kind as to allow heard, and the call was put in the hands of me, in the Messenger to make a stateWr. Inglis, who stated that, on the whole, he ment of our circumstances in regard to the felt it his duty to accept it; but that if the manse which we have been building, and Presbytery desired him to continue in his which is now finished and inhabited, and an present charge, he was willing to do so. Mr. expression of our thanks to those kind Paterson moved, Dr. M'Lean seconded, and friends who have so generously assisted us the Presbytery resolved, to grant the trans- in our undertaking. lation. Mr. J. C. Paterson was appointed to moderate in the Session of Chalmer's Sunis contributed by the Congre

8. d. Church after the induction of Mr. Inglis into Warrington.


55 6 0 Robert Barbour, Esq.

. 500 0 7TH JUNE.

Per John Thomson, Esq., This day, the Presbytery met, by appoint

London ment, within St. John's Church, Warring- Mr. John Thomson 10 0 ton. Present-Rev. Dr. White, moderator, Mr. Matheson 10 0 pro tem.; Messrs. M'Caw, J. C. Paterson, Mr. Gillespie 5 0 John Clelland, James Paterson, Cromar, Mr. Duncan

5 0 0 Henderson, Blyth, Blelloch, and Inglis, Mr. Petrie

5 0 0 ministers; and Mr. William Henderson, Mr. Geo. Thomson

0 elder. The Presbytery inducted Mr. Inglis Mr. P. Thomson

0 0 into the pastoral charge of the Congrega. Mr. Anderson

0 0 tion. Dr. White preached from Eph. vi. 18, Mr. Johnstone

0 0 and thereafter suitably addressed the minis- Mr. Ferguson 1 0 0 ter and people.

47 0 0 Subscriptions in parish of West

ruther, per Mr. John Camp


Mrs. Wanchope

1 0 0 Rev. James Iggett,

Free Church 1 0 0 ANCROFT Moor. — This congregation John Clay, Esq.

1 0 0 have resolved on building a house for their David Lyall, Esq.

0 minister, and they now apply for help. Smaller Sums 7 0 0 Never in the history of any congregation

11 0 0 was such an effort more needed. The membership of the congregation is 140, but with Carried forward .

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