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That, however, does not seem to be the case. His very death they have turned into an argument in their favour. They say he foresaw the event, appointed a successor, and prepared a vault in which he should be buried. Our national vanity might have led us to suppose that such delusion could meet with no countenance in Scotland. The fact, however, is otherwise. A correspondent of the Glasgow Examiner stated some time ago that he had gone to their place of meeting in that city on a Sabbath shortly after the death of Smith, when delegates appeared from all their churches in the neighbourhood, and from reports there made, he learned that their membership was as follows:-Glasgow, 431; Paisley, 84; Johnstone, 38; a place, (name not ascertained), 39; Pollokshaws, 69; Greenock, 72; Bonhill, 29; Kilbirnie, 64; Kilmarnock, 61; Ayr, 6; Airdrie, 103; Campsie, 26; Lanark, 11; Tollcross, 57; Renfrew, 18; Irvine, 20; Dalry, 6. The delegate from Campsie said, "I must confess that, with us, there were those who hardly expected the prophet would die. We did not believe it at first; for we expected he would live and lead on the people of God, and perhaps be President of America. But, as I said to them, May be the prophet had done wrong.' However, after a little, they became reconciled, and thought it was all right. Still many of them think that perhaps God will bring him to life again. Which may God grant. Amen." Whereupon the meeting cried out, "Amen." It is by no means to the West of Scotland that the Mormons are confined. We know various places in the East where knots of them are to be found; and, what is not least astonishing, their apostles contrive to keep up the delusion in the minds of their followers, notwithstanding that they profess to have the power of working miracles, and sometimes are so fool-hardy as to attempt exercising it with what success we need not say.

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Canada. We shall lay before our readers some miscellaneous information respecting this part of the empire, most of which we have obtained from recent colonial newspapers.-The second deputation from the Free Church arrived in the province in the latter end of September. The Rev. W. C. Burns, who attracted so much attention here in connexion with revivals, also arrived about the same time, and, it was understood, intends to act as a visiting missionary. His relative, the Rev. Dr Burns of Paisley, has finally resolved, we believe, to accept the invitation he received some time ago to Toronto. The situation, if we may rely on the statements of the Toronto Globe, seems peculiarly eligible, so far as the circumstances of the town are concerned:-" It has now a population of nearly. 20,000, though ten years ago it had not one-half of that number. The appearance of our streets is not excelled by many cities much older and larger, and in every direction elegant and substantial brick buildings are being erected. Inquire into the circumstances of the inhabitants individually, and you will probably find as much real comfort as can be found, in proportion, in any other city; but you will not find many rich men. You will find the greater part of the population earning respectable incomes, and a good many laying past a little annually, but you will find very few accumulating wealth."-The Missionary Synod of Canada, in connexion with our own church, have issued an address, from which it appears that they have resolved to open a seminary for the training of native preachers. They assign the following reasons :-" 1st, That they cannot obtain a sufficient supply from this country; 2d, That a native ministry, if equally qualified, would be more useful." After supporting this by a variety of arguments, they say-" Moreover, to get our supplies wholly from Scotland, must go far to make our church a church for Scotchmen only; and not only so, but for a minority of those who have come from Scotland. Acting on a principle so exclusive cannot fail to awaken prejudices against us on the part of other races. It is a fact that all our

churches are in Scotch or Irish settlements. Our services have never been asked but by such. To all others we are scarcely known. The sooner, therefore, we strip our church of its exclusive character, the better will it be for our success, and one of the most direct ways of doing this is the employment of a native ministry." Their 3d reason is, that not a few pious young men in their own churches feel a desire to devote themselves to the ministry, but cannot, under the present system, have their wishes gratified. The whole course, for the present, is to be gone through in four years, and those who have already made some progress in education may start at an advanced point. It seems the students are to board together, after the English fashion, and the sum charged will be barely sufficient to cover expense of living, the education being given gratis. The institution was to be opened in London, under the charge of the Rev. W. Proudfoot. He is admirably qualified for the office, and we heartily wish success to the whole scheme. We learn further from the Toronto Globe, quoted into the Banner of 20th September, that the Presbytery in Montreal in connexion with the Residuary Establishment, and also that which has seceded, have each presented an address to Sir C. Metcalfe, assuring his Excellency of their loyalty, and of their approbation of his policy; and he has replied, that he never entertained any doubts respecting either of them. Hence, it is inferred, that both will continue to enjoy their clergy reserves. They may reasonably hope," says the Globe," that the Government favours will be bestowed alike upon both."

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Congregational Lecture. It is well known that for a number of years past, a short course of lectures on some theological or ecclesiastical topic has been delivered every winter in the congregational library, Bloomfield Street, London, by an eminent individual selected from the Independent body, and afterwards published under the general title of the "Congregational Lecture." The Rev. Dr George Payne of Exeter, formerly of Edinburgh, has just been giving the course this year on the very interesting and important subject of Original Sin; and we were astonished to learn from a letter in the Patriot, subscribed by one who was present at a lecture, that the whole audience, consisting of males and females, amounted only to thirty-four, of whom the greater part were students. Five or six, it is said, were Baptists, and it is declared that not one minister was present. So much for Babylon the Great!

Jewish Disabilities.-Mr D. Salomon, a gentleman of the stock of Abraham, possessed of great wealth, and of the highest respectability, was lately elected alderman by one of the wards of the city of London, and has been found disqualified on account of his refusing to take the oaths, though he had previously filled the office of sheriff, and also been in the commission as a county magistrate. His exclusion may be according to law, and no court can be blamed for acting on the law as it stands; such law, however, we must say, is a disgrace to the statute-book. Nothing can more strikingly demonstrate the odious and absurd nature of all such tests than the simple consideration that had Mr Salomon been an athiest, and everyway destitute of principle, he would have taken the oath as a matter of course. Had he even chosen to equivocate a little, and allowed himself to be classed with "separatists," which he might have done without a falsehood in so many words, he would even then have found his way clear to his seat; but because he had too much conscientiousness and honour to act such a part, his fellow-citizens are deprived of the benefit of his services as an alderman, and he is branded as unworthy of such distinction! We understand he intends legally to prosecute his claim.

INDEX.

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231

Congregational Lecture in Lon-
don,

652

318

Balmer (Rev. Dr.), Memoir of 445
Brown's (Rev. Dr.) Communion
Address,

22

Brown's Memoir of Dr Balmer, 445
Bruce (Rev. Arch.), Memoir of 113

CALLS-R. D. Duncan, 525-
J. B. Johnston, 441, 525-J.
Kerr, 647-T. M. Lawrie, 42—
A. M'Farlane, 42-J. Millar,
sen. 107-J. Riddell, 647-D.
Sim, 647-A. W. Smith, 441
-W. B. Young, 525
CANADA:-Letters from Rev. W.
Barrie, 382; J. Jennings,
551; A. Kennedy, 548; A.
Lowden, 221; J. M'Fadyen,
218; W. Proudfoot, 217, 549 ;
J. Roy, 382; and Township
of Hardwic, 552-Minutes of
Missionary Presbytery, 222-
Recent Intelligence from, 651
Centenary at Falkirk, 203; at
Kinclaven, 527

Chapter for the Young :-A
Mother's Prayer, 292-The
Last Opportunity, 295-Times
of the Covenant, James Nim-
mo, 406, 504, 615

Church Government:-Introduc-
tion, 11-The Papacy, 121-
Prelacy, 326-Congregation-
alism, 570, 611

Church of England,

Church of Scotland,

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Church Property, on Vesting
Collection week in the Secession,

VOL. I.

272

48

Congregational Union of Scot-
land,.
CONGREGATIONS, NOTICES OF:-
Alloa, 312-Alnwick, 312-
Ayr, 269-Blyth, 153-Bog-
hole, 153--Cambusnethan, 34-
Chirnside, 525--Cupar-Angus,
313-Dalkeith, 526-Denny-
loan-head, 154-Edinburgh,
Bristo St., 153; Broughton
Pl., 153; Cowgate, 154; Lo-
thian Rd., 526; Nicolson St.,
41; Portsburgh, 528; Rose St.,
527-Ellon, 599- Falkirk,
Glasgow, Welling-

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203
ton St., 37-Greenlaw, 154
Greenock, 204-Kinclaven,
527-Kirkwall, 154-Lauder,
527-Lerwick, 313-London,
Pell Street, 647-Mauchline,
42-Newcastle, 155-North
Shields, 205-Partick, 155,
599-Perth, 155-Portobello,
313-Savoch-of-Deer, 155-
Stirling, 599-Stow, 526-
Stranraer, 313, 314-West
Calder, 155-Whithorn, 314
-Wigtown, 269

CRITICAL NOTICES:--Alexander's
Saul, 96-Baptismal Regis-
ter, 592-Barnes' Notes, 477—
Biblical Repertory, 260, 478
-Bull on Baptism, 97-Ca-
naan, 34-Catechisms, 195-
Christian's Walk, 145-Craw-
ford's Young Disciple, 479-
Colligny's Life, 194-D' Au-
bigne's Reformation, 478-
Deaf and Dumb Messenger,
516-Doddridge's Thoughts,
591-Edin. Almanac, 96-
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CRITICAL NOTICES continued :-
Edin. Cabinet Library, 97,
193, 591, 592-Ellis' Mothers
of England, 145-Erskine's
Sonnets, 517-Fleming's No-
tices, 34-Fleming's Sermon
on Mrs Lowrie, 261-Foot-
prints of Popery, 591-Gaus-
sen's Geneva, 261-Goold's
Funeral Sermon, 635-Guin-
ness' Sketches, 634-Halley's
Mother in Israel, 262-Innes'
Life, 633-Jay's Sermons, 590
Juvenile Missionary Magazine,
479-Kitto's Cyclopædia, 636
-Law's Godliness, 479-Lo-
gan's Exposure, 636-M'Far-
fane's Life of Campbell, 95-
M'Indoe's Great Inquiry, 350
M'Kay's Sabbath Musings, 195
-M'Kenzie's Rustic Bower,
350-M-Leod on Prophecy,261
-Magazine of Rising Genera-
tion, 517---Mannering's Con-
solation, 348--Nicol's Sciences,
261--North British Review,589,
637-Old Humphrey's Strolls,
591-Paterson's Shorter Cate-
chism, 590-Phillip's Glimpse,
195-Pulpit Cyclopædia, 260,
590-Reid's Dictionary, 592
-Robinson's Lexicon, 347—
Sabbath School Teacher's Ma-
gazine, 262-Sedgewick's Ser-
mon, 193-Small's Poems, 33
-Smith's Sacred Biography,
192-Smith's Two Discourses,
97-Stoddart on Education,
633-Teacher's Offering, 591
Thomson's Address, 262-
Tracts, 196-Waddington's
Hebrew Martyrs, 635-Wil-
lison's Catechism, 196-Wil-
son's Almanac, 34-Zion's
Plea, 261

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Heugh (Rev. Dr) on Perma-
nent Benevolent Operation,
Hint in Season,

Idolatry, Origin of
Induction Address,
INTELLIGENCE, FOREIGN :--Abys-
sinia, 305-Africa, 36, 147,
197-Australia, 388, 593-
Burmah, 353-Canada, 217,
382, 548, 651-Ceylon, 518
-China, 351-Corfu, 263-
Deaths of Missionaries, 99,
305, 520-Demerara, 36-—
Egypt, 304-Greece, 263-
Greenland, 200-India, 437,
594-Indian Archipelago, 519
-Jamaica, 49, 209, 306, 373,
541-Jerusalem, 36-Jews,
101, 484-Labrador, 199 Ma-
dagascar, 199-Malacca, 353
-Malta, 263-Mauritius, 199
-Nestorians, 520-New Zea-
land, 593-North America,
484-Nova Scotia, 639-Pa-
lestine, 303-Penang, 353-
Persia, 303-Polynesia, 637
Roman Catholic Missions, 148
Sandwich Islands, 305—Siam,
352-Singapore, 353-South
Seas,100-Syria, 303-Tahiti,
265-Turkey, 264-United
States, 146.

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Duncan, (Rev. Dr), Obituary

Notice of

647

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Ireland,.

205, 490

Education in Scotland,

158

Ireland, Presbyterian Marriages

Egypt, Monumental Sculptures

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271

of

16, 70, 171, 402

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JAMAICA:-Letters from Con-
gregation of Bellevue, 213;
Rev. J. Aird, 210, 215, P. An-
derson, 306, W. Jameson, 373,
544, J. Niven, 215, W. Niven,
209; Messrs J. Dawson, 211,
374, 541, H. Goldie, 377, J.
Hannah, 63, G. M Lachlan,
376-Loans to Churches in,
215-Speech by Dr Robson
on, 49, Voluntaryism, 604
Jamieson (Rev. Dr), Memoir of 389
Jewish (A) Convert,

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Jewish Disabilities,

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ORDINATIONS:-Rev. R. Fer-
rier, 440-J. Ireland, 42-
A. D. Kininmont, 42-W. B.
Robertson, 107.

Pairman (Mr J.), Obituary
Notice of

Parable for the Young,
Paterson (Rev. D.), Obituary
Notice of

Poor Laws,

Popery,

Popish Endowment and Re-
gium Donum,

PRESBYTERIAL NOTICES :-Aber-
deen, 106, 151, 599—Annan,
149-Arbroath, 104, 267,487,
523-Coldstream, 105, 201,
269, 645-Cupar, 105, 149,
522-Dumfries, 106-Dun-
dee, 40, 201, 356, 430, 489—
Dunfermline, 105, 202, 355,
597, 646-Edinburgh, 41,
106, 152, 202, 268, 355, 488,
524-Elgin, 103, 266, 488,
525-Glasgow, 268, 356, 489,
598-Kilmarnock 40, 267,
487, 598, 645—Kirkcaldy,
102, 523, 598-Lanark, 106,
152, 268, 487, 489, 646-
Lancashire, 151-Newcastle,
39, 152, 202, 307, 485, 525,
598, 646-Paisley, 152, 266,
485-Perth, 40, 597-Sel-
kirk, 104, 151, 201, 307, 355,
489, 644-Stewartfield, 524
-Stirling, 101, 200, 354, 490,
524, 644-Wigtown, 103,
306, 488, 643

Probationers, Address to, on
Missions,

Probationers, Distribution of

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45

648

43

237

554

175, 557

112, 369

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Missions (Early) of the Seces-
sion,
Mitchell (Rev. Dr), Address to
Mitchell (Rev. Dr), Memoir of
Mormonism,

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