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the college cap and gown. Such matricu- / manent benefit on the Church and on the lated students are required, unless especially College itself, use your influence with the exempted, to attend the Divinity Class on College Committee to leave the hall and Wednesday evenings. Now, it may be ex- class-rooms wide open to all in the evening, pected that we should take some precaution which will be the more readily effected as the as to the class of persons we admit to the hearty co-operation of the professors will, College, with our large library all open to I am assured, be given to the good work. them. For this purpose, we require that as frequently as possible let the College each student should bring with him a letter Committee and professors meet together and of introduction from the clergyman of the dine together. Our experience is, that the district, from the student's employer, or the arrangements for intellectual food are best head of his office, or from some other made after a rich repast, when we can enter known person. This, as you may fancy, is into all these details with something like easily obtained, so that in practice our Even- joviality and good humour. ing Classes are open to every body. At the close of each Winter Session we have an ex

I remain, dear Sir, amination in each subject, and we give

Yours very faithfully, prizes and certificates of honour and merit. We give a prize to each of the first five

LEONE LEVI. students who gains the highest aggregate number of marks in all the subjects which they respectively bring up for examination at the end of the Session, though no prize THREE DAYS WITH DR. is given for a less aggregate than 300

CHALMERS IN 1833. marks. In each class for which not less than ten students have entered, there is to the Editor of the English Presbyterian Messenger. offered a prize or certificate of honour, at his option, to the student who shall be Dear Sir, -Will you allow me to corhighest in the examination and certificates rect an error into which I have fallen as to of merit

, and one certificate to each of the Dr. Chalmers' English degree,lwhich I find students next in succession who shall gain not was conferred by Oxford in 1835, and not less than three-fifths of the marks allotted by Cambridge in 1833, as stated in my to the subject. No prize or certificate can paper in your January number? be awarded unless earned by regular and I was led into this mistake from the cir. punctual attendance, good conduct, and ab- cumstance that iminediately before we went solute merit in the examination. Certificates into Kent the doctor had returned from of having obtained college prizes, made out Cambridge from attending a meeting of the under the signature of the principal and British Association. secretary, may be obtained by application, As I have pen in hand, I may mention at the College Office. Other rules and that we then talked of other excursions, and regulations are also established for the our grand undertaking was to be a visit to the scholarships and prizes, and for the associ- United States of America, which the doctor

ateships of King's College, to which I need seemed to think he should be able to accom• not call your attention.

plish after he had attained his sixtieth year, The result of this movement has been if he lived so long. He expressed a strong all that could be desired, the number who desire to form an opinion, from personal entered having been 165 for 1857 — 58, observation, of “the great experiment, 378 for 1858–59, and 549 for 1859—60. social, political, and religious,” that was This year we have had entered nigh 600 going on there. men. On their behaviour I will not say a The “ ten years' conflict,” on which we word. They are above praise. Their at- were just about to enter, and the consetendance is exemplary. They seem to thirst quences of the disruption, would, probably, for knowledge, and really it is a pleasure for have prevented the doctor from making us to impart it. Never could the labour out this trip, even had his valuable life been of the teacher be made plainer than by more prolonged; but had he been spared having men before him who know the until now, he would have discovered, withivalue of learning, and the worth of time and out crossing the Atlantic, that the “greut money. Our students are our friends. We experiment” was proving, in many respects, are like little groups and families, growing a great failure, and been more than ever wonderfully animated and loving as we thankful that we live under our own happy proceed in our mutual acquaintance and institutions. mutual esteern.

I am, &c. I have written, I fear, too long a letter, but

A. G. I like the subject, and my pen runs very quickly about it. If you will confer a per

CONTRIBUTIONS OF BOOKS TO them for learned purposes. We su bjoin a

THE COLLEGE LIBRARY. list of Mr. Frazer's contributions: To the Editor of the English Presbyterian Messenger. 1. Events connected with the Introduction Dear Sir,- The Professors beg, through

of Presbytery in Manchester and other the columns of the Messenger, to acknow

parts of Lancashire, in 1645. ledge, with sincere, thanks, the receipt of 2. History of the Life and Death of Archthe following books, amounting to sixteen

bishop Laud, by Heylin, 1671. volumes, which have been kindly presented

3. History of the Presbyterians, by Heyli to them by Alexander Frazer, Esq., of Man

1672. chester. The value of this gist is enhanced

4. Volume of Pamphlets by Nonconformists

1680. by the appropriate character of the books; and they would embrace this opportunity of

5. Ditto by Conformists, 1683. stating how much they would feel obliged 6. The Countermine, 1677. by similar contributions. The works which

7. A Peace Offering, 1662. they are chiefly desirous to procure are the

8. Animadversions on Dr. Heylin's Work, theological writings of the olden period and of

1673. the Puritan school; historical works con

9. Historical Collections on Changes in nected with British or foreign churches ;

Religion, in the Reigns of Henry VIII. rare old pamphlets, which throw light on

Edward VI., and Elizabeth and Mary, the controversies of former times, and parti

1686. cularly on the history of Presbyterianism in 10. Volume of Miscellaneous Pamphlets, England; such works, in short, as are not

1713. likely to be met with in our public metro- 11. Vindication of Church and State, by politan libraries. Critical and exegetical

Gilbert Burnet, D.D., Glasgow, 1673. works, English or foreign, will, of course, 12. John Knox's History of the Reforma. be always acceptable. Were our friends

tion: with First and Second Books of throughout the country to favour us with

Discipline. such books as we have indicated, the library 13-16. Four Volumes of Pamphlets, might soon become a valuable permanent

Speeches, Deliverances, and other depository of works which, as now scattered

Documents connected with Lady Hex. abroad on book-stalls or in private collec

ley's Charity, tions can be of little value and small service to 17. The Works of Isaac Ambrose. any; but when gathered together, might prove of incalculable advantage, not only to the

29, Queen Square, London, W.C. students, but to all who required to consult

20th Feb., 1861.

Presbyterian Church in England.

£13 1 0

ciation

99

26 17 2

THE CENSUS.

COLLECTIONS AND DONATIONS.

FOREIGN MISSIONS.
When the last Census was taken our collections :-
Church suffered great injustice at the hands

Liverpool, Canning Street Associs.

tion of her friends. On that occasion a variety

Islington Sabbath schools. 3 3 0

Manchester, Trinity Assoof designations were given in by ministers

£25 00

Missionary Prayer of the denomination to which their congrega

Meeting.

1 17 2 tions belonged, and not a few of them were Chester, Legacy from the

late Mrs. Crystal

£50 0 0 actually classed, in consequence, with Unita

5 0 0 rians. If, at the approaching Census, they Birmingham, Broad 3treet, “The Pas

45 00 will be careful to give in the same, and only

tor's Offering"

London, Regent Square Association proper, designation to their Churches, viz.,

Carlton Hill

De Beauvoir Town “PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN ENGLAND,”

Marylebone Subscriptions all such unseemly errors will be prevented. Chelsen, Subscription of Dr. Stewart

Less duty

600 45 8 3 19 6 3 13 14 6

6 13 0 6 00

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In our last, under the head of Foreign Mis- | 1861. sious, we inserted

Feb. 19. Association (Trinity), De Beau-
De Beauvoir Town, London, 1859–60 97 16 2

voir Town, by Mr.W.Tulloch-
Association

£6 7 0
1860 -61 . 18 00

Mrs. Chambers 1 1 0 It should have been [Trinity Church,

Mrs. McIntosh

1 1 0 De Beauvoir Town]

Nr. A. M. Gillespie 2 2 Collection at Rev. H. MoKenzie's ordina

Mr. Glover

1 1 0
tion

7 16 2
Mr. Gray

2 2 0 Annual Collection

: :
. 18 00
Mr. Tulloch

0 10 0
Mr. Laing

1 1 0 Mr. Marr

0 10 0 HOME MISSION FUND.

Mr. Henderson 0 10 0

Mr. Rutherford 1 1 0 Association, Wooler £1 15 0

17 6 0 Ladies' Society, Carlton Hlin, London

30 00 Association, Regent Square, London, for

SCHOLARSHIP FUND.
quarter ending 31 Dec. 1860 66 17 6
Canning Street, Liverpool 15 16 6

Feb. 14. Mr. W. Walker, Birkenhead 1 0 0
Trinity, Manchester.

40 00

15. Mr. Edwards, Manchester 3 0 0 Sabbath School, Íslington, Liverpool 3 3,0

ArchD. T. RITCHIE, Juvenile Missionary Association, Chal

26, Poultry (E.C.), London.

Treasurer. mers' Presbyterian Church, Manchester

2 4 1

FOR INDIA. Collection, Ramsbottom.

7 1 0 Donation, Mr. Robert Roxburgh, London i i 0 London, Regent Square Association 41 13 6

Carlton Hill

50 0 Manchester, February 16th, 1861.

Marylebone Subscriptions (additional) 3 2 0

JAMES E. MATHIESON, SCHOOL FUND.

77, Lombard Street, E.C., Joint Treasurer. Trinity Church:

London, 19th Feb., 1861. De Beauvoir Town, Londonper Collection . £6 0 0

CORFU MISSION. per Association 4 3 0

The Treasurer of the Ladies' Branch of the Corfu 10 3 0

Mission begs to acknowledge the receipt of the Regent Square, London, per Association,

following sums :1st quarter to Christmas last 18 9 3 Mr. James Scott, per Miss Webster £1 0 0 Branton 2 5 Mrs. Wheatly, per Mr. Patison

0 10 0 Marylebone, London 5 1 1 Mrs. Cater

0 10 0 Tweedmouth

0 13 0 Contributions for i861Trinity Cburch, Manchester

Miss Webster

1 0 0 per Association 5 0 0 Miss E. Webster

0 10 part of Collection 5 6 8 Psalm cxii. 6

0 10 10 6 8 Mr. S. Fotheringham, per Miss Webster i 0 0

Carlton Hill Missionary Association, per It is earnestly requested that all Subscriptions C. Dunlop, Esq.

6 0 0 and Collections not yet sent in, may be remitted to St. James's Presbyterian Church, Alnthe Treasurer prior to the closing of accounts. wick, per Mr. Dawson

1 1 0 JOHN JOHNSTONE, A Friend

0 1 0 67, Nero Bond Street, (W.)

Treasurer. February, 1861.

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COLLEGE FUND. 1561. Jan. 24. Robert Whyte, Esq.

£2 2 0 Miss Whyte

1 1 0 Collections, Ancroft Moor-Jan. 25. By Mr. Tait

0 12 9

PRESBYTERY OF LONDON,
29. Z., Manchester
, Z., Special

0 0
31. Warenford-

The Presbytery of London met at 29, By Mr. Harvey.

100 Queen Square on the 12th of February. The Feb. 1. Miss Webster 2. Dr. A. P. Stewart, by Mr.

3 3 0 members present were: Drs. McCrie (moMitchel, Chelsea .

4 0 0

derator), Lorimer, Hamilton, and Weir; 7. Glanton

Messrs. Chalmers, Kimmitt, Wright (SouthRev. D. Fotheringham 3 15 0ampton), Ballantyne, Thompson, Duncan, » 13. Marylebone

Burns, Roberts, Fisher, Alexander, McLaBy Mr. W. D. Anderson and others

20 9 1 ren, Davison, Keedy, Scott, Fraser, and Rev. Mr. Scott, Harrow Road Walker (ministers); Messrs. Blest, Mc Church

1 1 0

Laurin, Watson, Keiller, Ritchie, Mathie14. Birkenhead

By W. W. Walker . 14 0 0 son, and A. L. Gillespie (elders).
15. Hexham

Communion rolls from River Terrace,
By Mr. Armstrong 0 15 0 Trinity Church, Southwark, Greenwich,
18. The following from I'rinity
Church, Manchester, by

Brighton, Lewes, Woolwich, Carlton Hill,
Geo. Stewart, Esq.-

John Knox's, and Hampstead, were brought Association £25 00

up, and certified in the usual way. Part of a Collection 10 13 1

The Rev. D. Blelloch, of Crewe, being Fees for Spring half

35 13 1

7 7 o present, was associated.

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PRESBYTERY OF BIRMINGHAM.

Schedules for application to the Home Session Records and Congregational Mission Committee, for aid from Lewes, Books from Cheltenham, Broad-street, BirGuernsey, and Maidstone, were submitted, mingham, and Dudley, were laid on the cxamined, and attested,

table, examined, and attested. There was no formal report from the Com- The Presbytery adjourned to meet at mittee appointed at last meeting, in conse Stafford, on Monday, March 11th, at 6 quence of an application from the Session o'clock, and closed with the Benediction. of Caledonian Road Church, for advice ; In the evening, at 7 o'clock, a Missionary and the committee was continued.

Meeting was held, in which most of the Tuesday, the 5th of March, was fixed for members of the Presbytery took part. a Special Commission of Presbytery to receive the trials of Mr. Jeffrey, and in the PRESBYTERY OF NORTHUMBERLAND. event of sustaining the same, to proceed to ALNWICK, January 8th, 1861, which day his ordination as minister of the congrega- the quarterly meeting of Presbytery was tion at Guernsey.

| held here, and duly constituted. The roll Dr. Lorimer intimated that a preaching being called sederunt, the moderator, Mr. station had been opened at Kensington by Douglas, Rev. Dr. Anderson, Messrs. Huie, Mr. Carlisle; and after discussion, it was Edwards, Fotheringham, and the clerk, agreed to remit the effort there making to ministers. The minutes of last quarterly the care of the Committee on Church Ex. meeting and subsequent meetings were read tension in the Metropolis.

and sustained. The temporary Session of Hampstead was

The Presbytery having had the subject of discharged in consequence of Mr. Burns Revival before them at several meetings, reporting that a complete Session had been exhort the brethren within the bounds to formed out of the congregation. Mr. Burns continue the use of all scriptural means to acknowledged the deep obligations under promote the work of God in their midst, exwhich the Hampstead congregation were press their hope that the Revival which has laid to the gentlemen who had so long acted been elsewhere experienced may speedily as its interim elders.

extend to every congregation with wbich they are connected, -resolve that a certain

part of the time at every quarterly meeting This Presbytery held its ordinary meet- shall be spent in special devotional exercises, ing at Dudley, on Tuesday, February 5th.

bearing on the subject of Revival, and not Sederunt : Revds. R. Steel (moderator), to the exclusion of the Presbyterial exerDr. Mackenzie, Messrs. Macpherson, and cise. Lewis, ministers; with Messrs. Hunter, Dr. Anderson, Messrs. Huie and Douglas, Craig, and Moody, elders. The Rev. P. reported that they had taken up collections R. Crole, at present supplying at Stafford, for all the schemes of the Church; Mr. being present, was associated.

Edwards had made collections for all, except The minute of last meeting relative to the College and Synod Funds. Messrs. Stafford having been read, the clerk re. Blythe and Fotheringham had collected for quested the Presbytery to appoint a day for the College, Synod, Home, and Foreign Misthe moderation in a call there ; and after sion Funds. The report of the Newbiggin case hearing from Mr. Crole a gratifying state- was deferred till next meeting of Presbytery. ment as to the present circumstances of the Mr. Fotheringham intimated that the Home congregation, the Presbytery agreed that a Mission Committee had agreed to sustain call should be moderated in on Monday, the schedule formerly attested for one year. March 11th, at seven o'clock p.m. Rev. G. Mr. Blythe reported that he had preached Lewis to preach and preside, and the usual at Birdhope Craig on Sabbath, 2nd Decem· edict to be served in due time by the officiat- ber last, and declared the church vacant in the ing minister.

usual way; and he laid on the table the edict The Presbytery having taken up the con- duly endorsed ; also that he had moderated sideration of the overture, sent down from in the Session there, and provided supplies Synod, relative to the Formula, it was for the pulpit. Mr. Blythe further gave in moved by Dr. Mackenzie, seconded by Mr. a report of the state of religion in the conMoody, and unanimously agreed to,-"That gregation at Birdhope Craig, which was rethe overture be approved of.”

ceived and adopted. The Committee for examining Broad Street Reports of school examinations from Day-school reported that although the at. Wooler, Warenford, Branton, Morpeth, tendance had for a time greatly fallen off, Glanton, and Bavington were given in. owing to the removal of the former teacher Schedules from Glanton, Wooler, Crook. (Mr. Hossack), it was again increasing, and ham, Bavington, Morpeth, and Warenford, was now about 60 under the present teacher. were given in, read, and sustained, and They recommended the schedule to be ordered to be attested by the moderator, attested, which was done accordingly, which was done accordingly. Home Mis:

with prayer.

sion Schedule from Bavington was given in, the evening were allowed for conversation, read, and sustained, and ordered to be and for partaking of the dessert, which had attested by the moderator, which was done been liberally provided. accordingly. Dr. Anderson moved that the overture

PRESBYTERIAN Young Men's So. relative to the Formula be taken up at next cieties' Union.—This Union embraces meeting.

members from six Young Men's Societies Dr. Anderson laid on the table a state. belonging to our congregations in London. ment of the financial affairs of the congre- They meet periodically, when lectures are gation at Long Framlington, with the delivered and discussions held on various relative vouchers, which the Presbytery sus subjects. From the Annual Report we learn tained, and ordered to be attested by the that during the past year the council had moderator for transmission to the Home issued circulars to gentlemen connected Mission Committee.

with the large warehouses in the city, inThe Presbytery resolved that the next viting them to forward the names of young quarterly meeting be held at Alnwick on the men from Scotland, employed in these e3. second Tuesday in April, in St. James's tablishments, in order that steps might Church, at twelve o'clock at noon. Closed be taken to gain access to them. Notes

were afterwards sent to those whose names were thus furnished, inviting them to a conversazione, which was held in Williams's

Hotel, Bow-lane, on the 5th December last. Intelligeure.

It was found that many of the young men could not attend the local societies on ac.

count of distance, and a proposal was made Young Men's SOCIETY, GROSVENOR of forming a society in the city itself. A SQUARE, MANCHESTER.—A conversazione committee has since been appointed for this in celebration of the 27th anniversary of this purpose, and we expect ere long to hear of society connected with Dr. Munro's con- its inauguration. gregation, was held lately in the Lecture Hall, Grosvenor-square. Nearly 200 ladies

BIRKENHEAD, ST. ANDREW's.-The An. and gentlemen were present. After tea, the nual Congregational Meeting was held on chair was taken by the president, Mr. w. the 24th of January. The schoolroom was Wilson, who delivered an eloquent opening full to overflowing. The reports of the Conspeech, detailing the numerous advantages gregational Committee, the School Comsuch societies as this confer upon their mittee, the Sabbath schools, the Dorcas members, and concluding with a cordial Society, were read and approved. They all invitation to those young men belonging to bore testimony to increasing activity and the congregation, who were not already

Mr. Walker, the treasurer, re• members, to come forward and join. The ported an increase of revenue in all departsecretary, Mr. J. K. Bythell, then read the ments, and in connection with all the enter27th Annual Report, which shewed an in- prises of the congregation. It is expected crease of nine members during the past

that the contemplated new schools will be year. This was followed by an interesting

comnienced early in spring. and able lecture from the minister, the Rev.

The meeting was addressed by the Rev. Dr. Munro, upon “Our duty to form, and R. H. Lundie, M.A.,

minister of the congrethe power we have in forming, right views gation, Rev. James Paterson, Rev. D. Henand sound beliefs ;" for which he received derson, R. A. Macfie, Esq., and others. The the thanks of the meeting. The following meeting was of a most interesting and addresses were also delivered by members of

harmonious description. the society :

DALSTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCU “ Periodical Literature,” Mr. T. Wallace ; YOUNG Men's ASSOCIATION.—The new "The Presbyterian Church in England,” Session of the Association was inaugurated Mr. James Parlane ; “Scotchmen from by a lecture in the Church, ShrublandHome,” Mr. A. E. Fitzgerald. Robert Road, Queen's Road, on Tuesday evening, Barbour, Esq., and the Rev. Mr. Ross, of 15th January, by the president, Rev. MatAncoats, also addressed the meeting, giving thew Davison. The subject of the lecture the young men present sound practical was Geology, in relation to the antiquity of advice.

the Globe, illustrated by fourteen large coMr.J. K. Bythell having, on behalf of the loured diagrams. The lecture, which had a society, thanked the ladies for their attend religious as well as a scientific bearing, was ance; the usual votes of thanks were given, received with great satisfaction by a numeand the meeting brought to a close, with the rous and attentive audience. At the close of Benediction pronounced by the Rev. Mr. the lecture, the reverend gentleman urged Spence, of Edinburgh. Intervals during the claims and advantages of the institution

success.

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