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MINUTES 



THE METHODIST CONPEEENCES, 

PROIC 

TpE FIRST, HELD IN LONDON, 

THE UTE REV. JOHN WESLEY, A.M., 

IN THE YEAR 1744. 



VOLUME XVIII. 



LONDON: 

WESLEYAN CONFERENCE OFFICE, 

2, CASTLE-STREET, CITY-ROAD; 

80U> AT to, PATKKNOBTKll-BOW. 
1874. 



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MINUTES 



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THE METHODIST CONFERENCES. 



No. CXXVII. 
BURSLEM, July 26, I87O. 

John Farkar, President 
John H. James, D.D., Secretary. 
Question I. Who are now admitted as Ministers into full 

CONNEXION WITH THE CONFERENCE ? 

Answer K In Great Britain^ 

(1.) Henry Lewis, who has travelled five years; 

(2.) Ulric Herbert Allen, Thomas Austin, Joseph Bacon, 
Edward Stocks Banham, George Boggis, Henry Bone, John 
Boulter, John Holland Brown, John Burdon, Charles H. Burton, 
Wesley Butters, William Calvert, John Clementi<, James Surman 
Cooke, William Cumberland, Charles Dawe, George Denton, 
Sidney John Palmer Dunman, Amos Dyson, John Pratt Elton, 
Edward Salisbury Evans, Ishmael Evans, James Fletcher, 
Walter Fuller, George Richard Graham, William Henry Groves, 
B.A., George Hack, Joshua Haigh, William Kimber Hardy, 
Thomas B. Harrowell, James Samuel Hill, Samuel Turner 
House, Hugh Hughes, Ralph WiUiam George Hunter, Thomas 
William Johnstone, John Judge, Thomas John Kent, John 
Kirk (c), Daniel Marriott, John Martin (b), Robert Hawkey 
Moreton, Edwin Mosscrop, George Oyston, B.A., Andrew 
Palmer, George Parker, Matthew Chisam Pennington, Patrick 
Pizey, James Ritchie, Thomas Rowson, William Jiussell, Wil- 
liam Darlow Sarjeant, John Henry ShoU, John Smith (b), David 
Solomon, Jacob Stephenson, B. A., William Risk Stewart, George 
Sarjent Stoker, John Cuthbert Stuart, Charles Louis Sutcli&, 
John Taylor, Robert Jones Thomas, Josiah Tollady, Alfred 
Tucker, Joseph Watkinson, Henry Watts, Sampson Weaver, 
Hugh Williams;— 

2. In our Foreign Misaiojia^ 

William Burgess, Charles Buzza, Thomas J. Choate, Thomas 
Lawson, William James Lewis, John Healey Scott ; 
AUoy Ferdinando Bosio, Alberigo Bossi, Luigi Girone, Bar- 

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tolommeo Gualtieri, Giuseppe Moreno, Donato Patucelli, Giacomo 
Roland, Francesco Sciarelli, Giuseppe SpasiantCi Italian 
Ministers ; 

Also^ James N. Podd, Assistant-Missionary ; 

Withf William Shaw Kama, James Lewana, John Lewana, 
Samuel S. Niles, Charles Pamla, James Alfred Sp^Ar, Natioe 
Missionaries ; — 

3. In Ireland^ Henry Ball, Samuel Bates, Richard Stewart 
Dobbs Campbell, Robert Crawford Johnson, Andrew M^Ilwaine, 
Hugh Moore (b), James Morrow, John Nichol, William Charles 
North, George Ryles Wedgwood ; — 

Q. IL What Preachers remain on trial ? 

A. 1. In Great Britain^ 

(1.) Henry Pritchard, Samuel Simpson (b), and Bartholomew 
Varley, who have travelled four years ; 

(2.) James Hothersall, transferred from the Foreign Missions, 
who has travelled four years, and is continued on trial solely on 
account of the state of his health ; 

(3.) John Aldred, Joseph Bailey Alger, John Bell (b), Wil- 
Ham Bell, John William Blackett, Edward Bowman, William 
Brookes, Edward Burton, James George Cocks, Charles A. 
Collingwood, John Crump, Robert Culley, William Henry Dale» 
Thomas J. Despr^s, Benjamin Dodd, James Drummond, John 
Evans (c), Alexander F. Fogwell, William Griffiths, Thomas 
Hargreaves, Thomas H. Horrell, Joseph Howard (b), Hugh 
Price Hughes, Edward Humphreys, William Jenner, John 
Jones (f), Henry F. Eelvey, James Kilvington, Thomas 
Thornton Lambert, Alfred Llewellyn, John Henry Loxley, 
George Makin, Alfred Martyn, William H. Maude, William 
Morgan (b), James Morrison, William H. Moseley, Thomas Nic- 
holson, Stephen Parkes, James H. Pawlyn, George Quiggin, George 
R. Rogers,George Sanderson, William Beamish Saul, M. A., George 
England Sheers, B. A., Joseph Shrimpton,Georffe Smith (D),Rich- 
ard Stevens, William Stevinson, B. A., Frederick B. Swifl, Charles 
Symes, Alfred H. Vine, Henry Hayes Vowles, Cornelius Wood; — 

2. In our Foreign Missions^ 

(1.) William C. Webb, who has travelled six years, and 

(2.) William F. Edwards, who has travelled five years, are 
continued on trial on account of the state of their health ; 

(3.) Alexander F. Barley, Richard Brown (b), James Calvert 
Fowler, Ben Shaw H. Impey, Arthur John Olde Lyle, Enoch 
Norris Maidment, Thomas G. Selby ; 

Also^ Albert H. Aguilar, Don Peter G. Ferdinando, Johann 
Christian Eoenig, Johann G. Ziegler, Assistant-Missionaries; ^ 

With, Boyce Mama, Native Missionary ; — 

3. In Ireland^ Hugh Thompson Roulston, James M^Master 



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Sayers, Stewart Smith, John Beattie Wallace, M.A., Edward 
Clarke West;— 

These have travelled three years: 

A. 1. In Great Briiainj William Barnes, Olinthus R. Bar- 
nicott, Andrew Baxter, James Semmens Bellman, Daniel Ber- 
nard, Robert Anthony Bilkey, Theodore Bishop, Samuel Thomas 
Bosward, Alfred Brice, George Henry Brown, George Hawtrey 
Cambum, George Charter, Henry Horace Clapham, George M. 
College, Toft Walker Cook, John Huntingdon Corson, Robert Cor- 
lett Cowell, Richard Crozier, William Rhode Davies, W. Theophi- 
lus Davison, B. A., Frederick Clapham Dugdale, William Dunstan, 
John Dymond, Alfred Elvidge, Josiah Evans, Thomas Feather- 
Btonehaugh, Samuel Fogg, William Edward Gardner, John Gibson 
(b), Thomas Griffith, Joseph Challoner Harrop, Marshall Hartley, 
Thomas Galland Hartley, George Hepplewhite, Nelson C. Hesk, 
John Hughes (c), Arthur Richard Humphreys, Thomas Jenkin, 
Silas Jones, William Henry Kirkham, John Leal, John Leathley, 
William Boswell Lowther, Thomas J. Macartney, John Martin 
Mangles, William Martin, Josiah Mee, William Mellor, Joh& 
Nancarrow, Robert Beatson Nightingale, Joseph Baker Norton, 
Robert Odery, William Oldfield, Rice Owen, James Parker, 
Robert Passmore, John Percy ,^ John Perrett, William Alien 
Philips, Henry Pigott, Isaac PoUitt, Robert Renton, William 
Robinson (b), J. Gilbert Rogers, Alfred Sargent, George Henry 
Shafto, Thomas Shepherd, Henry Smallwood (b), Joseph Symes, 
Edward Thompson, Charles Edwin Wansbrough, William 
Waters, Alfred Wells, James Whitehead, Benjamin Gregory 
Wilkinson, William S. Winter, ^ohn Peters Yates, David 
Young; — 

[N.B. Joseph Smoult Smalley is transferred to the Australasian 
Conference;] 

2. In our Foreign Afissions^ James C. Brewer, Philip Callier, 
Ebenezer Cole, John Curtis, Thomas R. Picot, Joseph S. Prior, 
Joseph Rhodes (b), John Rodwell, John Shipstone, Joseph F. 
Soutnorn, Elijah H. Sumner, Robert Tebb ; 

~At80, John A. Campbell, Georg Heinrich Funck, John C. 
Johnson, Joseph S. Eelshall, Samuel L. Lindoe, William Oates, 
John A. £. Smith, Assistant-Missionaries ; 

Withf John Henry Abeyasekara, Clement Johns, M. Kalyana 
Raman, Johannes Mahongo, Native MissUmaries ; — 

3. In Ireland^ James Coote, Edward de Courcy, Alexander 
English, John Hill Martin, John Oliver Park, John OlifTe 
Price, Thomas Wiley ; — 

These have travelled two years : 

A. L In Great Britain^ Samuel Adcock, Robert E. Barn- 
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brough, Thomas Barr, James Bolton, John Reeves Brown, 
Joseph Cade, Joseph Henry Cadman, William R. Carlyon, 
Henry W. Catton, James D. . Clark, James Clegg, Thomas 
Cross, John Francis Davies, Thomas Dodd, William Greenwood, 
William James Heaton, William JefTeries, John Jones (g), 
John Powell Lowe, Thomas Hardwick Mawson, John Mead, 
William Middleton, James Monaban, Richard Waddy Moss, 
Thomas Orton, John T. Patey, Moses Roberts, Joseph Robinson, 
William J. Rogers, Edward S. Shelton, Henry Smith, William 
W. Spencer, William A. Templar, Henry Epworth Thompson, 
Michael Thompson, Joha Turner, John W. WoodliiTe;— 

2. In our Foreign Missions^ John Crawshaw (b), Edward D. 
Dannatt, John R. Dickson, John C. W. Gostick, Edwin James 
Guest, B.A«, Frederick Halligay, William Parker, Henry James 
Quilter, James B. Sharp, Alfred J. Silcox, Thomas P. Spencer, 
William Wynne ; 

Also, John Henry Bridgwater, Giuseppe Carile, John William 
Stranack, Henry Blackey Warner, Jonathan Webb, Aariatant- 
Missionaries ; 

With, Hendrich Fernando, Samuel Thomas King, Henry 
Marthenez, William Murugasu, Native Missionaries ; — 

3. In Ireland, William Crawford, M.A., Richard Duke, John 
Hadden, Samuel Hutchinson, Robert Samuel Lee, Lindsay 
Parker; — 

These have travelled on£ year : 

Q. III. What Preachers are now bec£IV£d cm trial ? 

1. In Great Britain, George G. Findlay, B.A., John 
Einnings, Robert Lewis (b), Frederick M. Lowry, Thomas 
Roberts (b) ; — 

2. In our Foreign Missions, Charles Angwyn, Joseph Bishop, 
Henry Maxwell Cameron, Thomas Rae ; 

With, Giovanni Annigoni, Karl Christoph Beutenmiiller, 
Samuel Thomas Brown, George Arthur Rose, Christian Reiz, John 
Richard Finley Tull, Gaetano Zocco, Assistant-Missionaries ; 

Also, David Fonseka, James Marrimuttoo, Daniel Poor Niles, 
Philip Raymond Willenberg, Native Missionaries ; — 

3. In Ireland, Richard Cole, Samuel HoUingsworth, Albert 
Edward Einmouth, John Magill, James Megarry, B.A., Walter 
Henry Price, Benjamin Ralph, B.A., Samuel Alexander 
Robertson, Nicholas John Warren. 

Q. IV. What Ministers have died since the last Conference ? 

A. 1. In Great Britain, the thirty-one following : — 

(1.) Isaac Eeelikg ; who was bom at Newcastle-under- 
February 12th, 1789, and died at Ripon, August 11th, 



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18699 after a career of eighty years, marked by a unity, con- 
sistency, and completeness rarely exhibited. He was from child- 
hood grounded in the doctrines of Christianity, and blessed with 
the influences of the Holy Spirit. As he approached manhood, he 
was for a season led astray by a sceptical bias; but from that 
danger he was graciously saved, and in his eighteenth year he 
entered into the peace of acceptance with God through Christ. 
From that time his religious and his intellectual advancement 
kept pace : delivered from all doubt, whether of mind or heart, he 
read much and studied deeply ; cultivated sedulously good natural 
endowments, and intermeddled with a great variety of knowledge. 
A Divine vocation directed him very soon to theology ; and he 
made the best use of the means at his disposal to acquaint himself 
with the Scriptures, and with the Methodist system of doctrine. 
Hence, when at the Conference of 1811 he was received as a pro- 
bationer for the ministry, his Biblical and Theological prepara- 
tions were more than ordinarily full, and he gave rich promise of 
early ripeness and excellence. He rose rapidly to the maturity of 
his powers as a minister of the Gospel, and few of his contem- 
poraries were privileged to continue so long, and with such 
unabated strength, in the exercise of the sacred function. As a 
preacher, Mr. Keeling had a sharply-defincd individuality. In 
essentials one with his brethren, in many of his characteristics he 
stood apart and alone. A keen observer and critic of the preaching 
pf his day, he formed and adhered to his own ideal: he imitated 
no man, and in his own sphere could by none be imitated. He 
held firmly through life to the fundamental truths of the Gospel ; 
but these he made the centre of a widely-expanded circumference, 
embracing more or less all the ample material furnished by human 
life and the human heart, and the Book of God that interprets 
both. It was his aim to make the Bible, as a whole and in every 

Eart, the subject of pulpit-instruction. He delighted to lead his 
earers through the less A'equented paths of Scripture, and to 
expound to them its narratives, biographies, and personal examples 
of evil and of good. As the minister of God to the conscience, he 
took great pains in the unfolding of character, in the detection 
and appreciation of motive, and in the application of the Divine 
standard of morals to men^s private, social, and public life. In 
his anxiety to guard against a one-sided exhibition of the grace of 
the Gospel, he might have seemed in some discourses to preach at 
too great a distance from the Cross ; and to take for granted some- 
times fundamental principles that need constant enforcement. But 
those who waited on his habitual teaching knew him to be a faith- 
ful minister of the Reconciliation ; and that, though the sun was 
not always visible in the sphere of his ministrations, there was 
nothing in them hid from the heat thereof His style of discourse 
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the construction of his sermons symmetrical and clear. His deli- 
very was passionless, and there was nothing in it that could be 
called gesture : during the greater part of his ministry he owed 
absolutely nothing of his effectiveness to physical effort ; yet the 
effect he produced, through God's blessing, was great: many 
might be repelled by the monotonous and unsensational character 
of his elocution, but many more were riveted by the serene gravity 
and grace of his utterance. As a public man, Mr. Keeling early 
won, and always held, the confidence of hb brethren. His clear 

I'udgment, practical sagacity, large views of men and things, and 
oyal heart, served the Connexion in many offices of trust ; and 
in none more eminently than in the Presidential chair. After 
more than half a century of active service, he spent the last six 

J ears of his life in retirement.' The religion that had sustained 
im through a long and honourable ministry did not fail him in 
his decline : it was most lovely and most effectual at the close. 
God blessed him with the use of his unclouded faculties to the 
end. In his own house he gave instruction and diffused peace 
from day to day, — full of thankfbl memories of God's dealing 
with himself and with His people, cherishing a warm interest m 
the affairs of the present life, but keeping his eye always fixed on 
the life to come. He did not abound in outward demonstrations 
of his faith and hope; but it was evident to those around him 
that his heart burned within him as he drew near to the grave. 
Among the last cares of his life, was the preparation of a volume 
of sermons, which he leaves as some memento of his ministry. 
He died as he lived, in the ^^ quietness and confidence ^' of faith 
in Jesus. 

(2.) Charles Locking ; who was bom at Hull, August 8th, 
1840. His parents, who feared God above many, instilled into 
his mind truths which were made the power of God to his 
salvation. In passing through his scholastic training the fervour 
of his youthful piety was somewhat endangered, but he was 
preserved from sin. From a conviction of duty he became a can- 
didate for our ministry, and in 1860 was sent to Didsbury. His 
piety, kindness, and manliness endeared him to his fellow-students, 
and he was highly esteemed by his Tutors. He laboured in the 
various Circuits to which he was appointed, diligently, faithfully, 
and successfully. He read carefully, and was painstaking in his 
preparation for the pulpit. His sermons were ^^ not in word only, 
but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance.^* 
Whilst pleased with the prospect of labour in the Circuit to 
which by the last Conference ne was appointed, and cherishing 
desires of increasing usefulness, he was attacked by a disease 
which removed him in a few days from a world of trial to one of 
everlasting enjoyment. He died August 2l8t, 1869) in the 
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(3.) Bekjamin Field; who was born at Sevenoaks, in the 
vear 1823. By the influence of Divine grace, and through the 
instruction, example, and prayers of pious parents, he was 
restrained in early life from open sin ; and when twelve years 
of age, under the ministry of the late Rev. Thomas Collins, 
he was converted to God, and from that time maintained and 
adorned a Christian profession. In his seventeenth year he began 
to preach, and did so with an intelligence, power, and success 
which convinced those who heard him that he was called to the 
full work of the Christian ministry. He was accepted by the 
Conference, and after spending the usual term at the Theological 
Institution, he received, in 1846, an appointment to India ; 
where, as well as subsequently in various important Circuits at 
home, he laboured with great acceptance and success. In 1866, 
his health, which had long been delicate, so far failed as to compel 
him to become a Supernumerary. His piety was deep, earnest, 
and progressive. By the careful cultivation of mental faculties 
originally good, and by a diligent and devout study of the Holy 
Scriptures, he became an able and effective minister of Christ. 
To efficiency in the pulpit he added the assiduous and wise dis- 
charge of pastoral duty. He evinced a special sympathy with 
the young, and attracted to himself the esteem and afiection of all 
the people of his charge. In the hope of prolonging his life, he 
went to Australia, where, notwithstanding sore affliction and pain- 
ful bereavement, he continued to labour^ often beyond his strength, 
in preaching that Gospel which he loved, and in whose precious 
truths he himself found his chief solace and support. Many of 
his later days were spent in the compilation of a *^ Handbook of 
Christian Theology,^ a work which evinces both literary taste and 
ability, and a considerable extent of theological knowledge. One 
of his last letters contains these words : ** All my sympathies, 
affections, and desires are with things spiritual and Divine ; and 
I trust that through Him who * liveth, and was dead,^ and is 
* alive for evermore,^ I shall find an entrance through the gates 
into the city.^ He died at Melbourne, Australia, September 1st, 
1869, in the forty-seventh year of his age, and the twenty-fifth of 
his ministry. 

(4.) John Lloyd ; who was bom at Llanidloes, in the year 
1802. Through the instructions and prayers of a pious mother 
he was led early to seek the Lord. When about seventeen years 
of age, he spent a whole night in prayer, and at the dawn of day 
obtained the forgiveness of sins, a clear sense of which he retained 
to the end of his life. Two years after his conversion he began 
to preach the Gospel, and in the year 1826 was called to the work 
of the ministry. He continued to discharge the duties of his 
office, as a Welsh Minister, for thirty-six years. He possessed a 
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to be useful. His evangelical and practical preaching was owned 
of God both in the conversion of sinners and the edification of 
believers ; and his holy living adorned the Gospel of God our 
Saviour. As a pastor he was affectionate and faithful, and much 
esteemed in all the Circuits in which he travelled. In his later 
years, being compelled, in consequence of his growing infirmities, 
to retire from the regular work, he resided as a Supernumerary in 
Liverpool, continuing, however, to afford, as strength permitted, 
valuable service to the Redeemer's cause. During the evening of 
life he enjoyed constant communion with God, and in his last 
illness his mind was kept in perfect peace. A little before his 
departure he said, — 

** Happy the souls to Jesus join *d, 
And saved by ^race alone : 
Walking in all His ways, tliey find 
Their heaven on earlh begun." 

His last audible words were, ** Happy, happy Sabbath ; '" evidently 
referring to the following Sabbath-day, of which he had been 
speaking, and which he hoped to *' spend in heaven.^ He died 
September 2nd, 18699 i° the sixty-eighth year of his age, and the 
forty-fourth of his ministry. 

(5.) Joseph Raynar ; who was bom at Dewsbury, November 
2nd, 1792. His parents were members of the Methodist Society, 
and a class met in their house. He was frequently and powerfully 
wrought upon by the Holy Spirit, and sometimes strongly drawn 
towards religious decision, but it was not until he was nearly 
twenty years of age that be became the subject of a Scriptural 
conversion. He entered the ministry at the age of twenty-two, 
and continued in the full work forty-five years. As a preacher he 
was instructive, earnest, awakening, and edifying ; seldom leaving 
much in his text either unexplained or unapplied. In his atten- 
tions to the sick and the dying he was assiduous ; and his visits 
were often singularly serviceable. He was scarcely less solicitous 
about those who, through neglect of the means of grace, were 
becoming careless. As a Superintendent he looked well after 
everything, small as well as great ; and, being an observer of rule 
and a thoughtful administrator, the Societies he had in charge 
were generally peaceful and prosperous. His disapproval of all 
wrong-doing, especially when attempted under a specious cover, 
was such as to make him sometimes a stern reprover, but, even at 
such times, the tenderness of his nature would appear. Generous 
in his sympathies, he often looked upon the ^^ things of others ^^ 
to the disregard of his own. In respect of uprightness, he may 
be said to have been a ^^ perfect man.''^ Of unsullied reputation, 
catholic sentiments, and most courteous demeanour, he did honour 
to the ministry in the eyes of others as well as those of his own 
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was shown by his having been chosen, several times, to be Chair- 
man of a District. During the last ten years of his life he was a 
Supernumerary ; but, until within a few months of his death, he 
did not cease preaching, visiting the sick, meeting classes, and, in 
any way he could, helping his brethren. His last illness was not 
long ; so that it may be said of him that he ** ceased at once to 
work and live.^ He spoke of the preciousness of his Saviour so 
long as he was able to speak at all, and died in peace, September 
3rd, 1869, in the seventy-seventh year of his age. 

(6.) William Bird; who was born at Stourport, April 11th, 
I78I. Though not favoured with pious parents, he was in early 
life a subject of deep religious impressions, and at the age of 
eighteen was brought to a saving knowledge of the truth under 
the ministry of the late Rev. Jonathan Edmondson. To the 
end of his life he referred to his conversion in terms of profound 
gratitude to God, and of loving veneration for the saintly man by 
whose instrumentality it had been effected. At the Conference 
of 1806, he was appointed to the Hinckley Circuit, and for fort^- 
five years he exercised a diligent, acceptable, and successful 
ministry. Possessing an acute and vigorous intellect, he was able 
to master with comparative ease subjects of no ordinary difficulty, 
and to explain with clearness and force what he himself appre- 
hended. A careful and devout student of the Word of God, and 
of standard books on theology, his mind was richly furnished with 
sacred knowledge ; and he was " a workman who needed not to 
be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.^ His manner in 
the pulpit was calm, dignified, and impressive. His sermons were 
masterly and forcible expositions of evangelical truth : prepared 
with the utmost care, they were replete with original and pungent 
passages which produced a deep impression upon those who 
listened to them. Endowed with remarkable conversational 
powers, he was an instructive and agreeable companion. He 
possessed a comprehensive knowledge of the doctrines and dis- 
cipline of Methodism, as well as an unfaltering attachment to 
them. As a Superintendent, he blended watchfulness over the 
interests of his Circuits with tenderness and solicitude for the 
sorrowful and afflicted, and with the utmost frankness and cheer- 
fulness in his intercourse with the people of his charge. As the 
Chairman of a District, he administered the rules of the Con- 
nexion in a time of great agitation and difficulty with striking 
ability and faithfulness. In 1851 he became a Supernumerary, 
but continued to preach with great acceptance until partial blind- 
ness and other infirmities confined him to his home. A sentence 
from the last entry in his diary indicates his growing preparation 
for the change which awaited him, ^^ I see Jesus as the * altogether 
lovely.^ He is all charms. His love is the key to all excellency, 
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' To me, with Tby dear Name are given 
Pardon, and boliueui, and keaveii.* '* 

During the illness which terminated his life, he possessed a calm 
and joyous confidence in the Atonement. A short time before his 
departure he said, *^ Jesus, Jesus, gracious Saviour ; my Saviour, 
my Jesus.'^'* As If impatient for his glorious change, his last words 
were, ** Come, Lord Jesus ; ^ and having faithfully " served his 
generation by the will of God,^^ without a sigh he *^ fell on sleep,*" 
September 7th, 1869, in the eighty-ninth year of his age, and the 
sixty -fourth of his ministry. 

(7*) Adam Fletcher; who was born at Slaidburn, in the 
Clitheroe Circuit, July 20th, 1801. Early in life he displayed 
signs of a serious and devout spirit, and from his youth was 
eminently orderly and moral. As a man, he was intelligent, 
upright, firm, and faithful. In the year 1822 he became a member 
of the Wesleyan-Methodist Society, gave his heart to God, and 
found peace through faith in Christ. He was accepted as a can- 
didate for the ministry in 1825, and from that time devoted 
himself fully to the '* work of an evangelist,^ and, by diligent study 
of the Scriptures, became ^' a scribe instructed unto Hhe kingdom 
of heaven. His preaching was methodical, clear, earnest, and 
practical. As a pastor he was tender and judicious : his visits 
among the people of his charge were frequent and highly valued, 
lie greatly admired, and was strongly attached to, the discipline 
of our Connexion, and maintained it with firmness an4 fidelity. 
For many years be had the oversight of important Circuits, and 
was several times chosen Chairman of a District, the duties of 
which office he discharged so as to secure general esteem and con- 
fidence. Having laboured for forty years usefully and acceptably, 
he^retired from regular and active service. In his more limited 
sphere as a Supernumerary, he rendered valuable help to the cause 
of Christ, by preaching, visiting the sick, and leading a class. For 
some months previous to his death he endured great bodily weak- 
ness and languor, but no immediate danger was apprehended, and 
years of honourable old age seemed to be before him ; but He 
'^in whose hands our breath is'*' had otherwise determined. 
During his last illness, which was brief, he felt deeply his utter 
unworthiness before God; but resting firmly on the Atonement, 
testified that Christ was *^ present and precious as his Saviour."*^ 
His " heart and flesh failed,*" but he '* rejoiced in hope of the 
glory of God,^ and on September 7th, 1869, departed this life, to 
be " for ever with the Lord.** 

(8.) JoKN Relph; who was born at Whitehaven, October 
17th, 1816. At twelve years of age he was convinced of sin, and 
some weeks after found peace with God at a cottage prayer- 
meeting. He entered upon the work of the ministry in 1838. To 
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solidity of character. His preaching was expository, painstaking, 
and practical. As a Superintendent, he was methodical and 
discreet. For many years he was called to suffer severe domestic 
affliction, and at length his own health sank under a painful 
malady. At the first intimation of his dangerous condition he 
clung to life, and found it hard to say, ** Thy will be done ! "^ He 
had very lowly views of himself and his labours, and passed in 
consequence through much severe temptation ; but the issue was 
a surer trust in Christ. As he drew near his end, when not 
racked with pain, he asked those who were with him to help him 
to praise the Lord. On his last Sabbath he said, *^ Now I have 
nothing to do but to wait ; I am ready for my Master."" He died 
on September 14th, 1869, in the fifty-third year of his age, and 
the thirty-second of his ministry. 

(9.) William Smith ; who was bom at Sheffield, in the year 
1793. Having been carefully trained by a pious mother, and led 
to seek the Lord bv the ministry of the Word, he was enabled, 
after some weeks of distress, when about fourteen years of age, to 
rejoice in the assurance of God'^s pardoning love. The distin- 
guished ministers stationed at that time in the Sheffield Circuit, 
Eerceiving him to be possessed of more than ordinary gifts, took 
im by the hand and encouraged him to exercise and improve 
them. He entered the ministry at the Conference of 1812, and 
continued to discharge its duties successfully and without inter- 
ruption till the year 1856, when he retired from the full work, 
having occupied many of our most important Stations with marked 
fidelity and acceptance. As a preacher, he was richly evangelical, 
and was distinsuished by the powerful and authoritative declara- 
tion of tlie *^ wnole counsel of God ; "^ whilst the unction attending 
the devotional services which he conducted was often very great. 
His ministry was largely owned of God in the awakening and 
conversion of sinners. As a pastor he administered our discipline 
with wisdom, love, and firmness ; and was diligent in domiciliary 
visitation, paying special attention to the sick and the poor. 
Eminently catholic and liberal in his spirit, he retained an 
unabated attachment to the Church of his early choice, and, in 
times of trial, fearlessly confronted opposition. When no longer 
equal to the full discharge of the duties of the ministry, he con- 
tinued, so far as his strength would permit, diligently to preach 
and regularly to visit, seeking to save sinners, as well as to build 
up the Church of God. During the last few months of his life, 
he suffered great prostration and a general failure of his powers ; 
yet he maintained his calm trust in God, spoke much of the pre- 
ciousness of Christ, and contemplated his great change in '^ the 
full assurance of hope.^ He entered into rest, September 14th, 
1869. 

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Montgomeryshire, in l?^?* He was one of the earliest fruits of 
our Welsh Mission in the Principality. When about eighteen 
years of age he was convinced of sin, converted to God, and led 
to union with His people. In 1809 he entered upon the work of the 
ministry, and for a period of forty-five years pursued a course of 
earnest and uninterrupted service. He applied himself reverently 
to the study of the Holy Scriptures, and carefully read the writ- 
ings of the best divines. His preaching, both in Welsh and 
English, was plain and practical. It was ever his aim to bring 
sinners to the Cross, and his sound views of evangelical truth 
rendered his ministry acceptable and edifying to believers. His 
success in several Circuits was marked. In pastoral duties he 
was diligent, and in the administration of discipline at once firm 
and kind. The last fifteen years of his life were spent in the 
neighbourhood of Brecon, where his blameless and godly example 
will be long remembered. Though in comparative retirement, he 
delighted to preach, and perform other pastoral duties, to the close 
of life. On the Sabbath previous to his death, his labours were 
attended with great power and unction. The final summons was 
sudden, but it found him ready. As a shock of com fully ripe, 
he was gathered into the heavenly gamer, October 15th, 1869, 
in the eighty-third year of his age, and the sixty-first of his 
ministry. 

(11.) EvRRARD ViGis; who was bom in the year 1805, at 
Ware, in the county of Hertford. His parents were pious, and 
by the Divine blessing on their instructions he was converted to 
God when twelve years old. He began to preach in his youth, 
and having offered himself as a Missionary, he was sent to the 
West Indies, where he laboured ten years with zeal and success. 
Returning to England, for thirty years his pulpit services, in 
various Circuits, were unusually acceptable. Mr. Vigis had a 
mind of considerable native vigour. He was unassuming, good- 
natured, and studious, and was diligent in composing sermons. 
His style was racy, and his preaching energetic, interesting, and 
instructive. The closing years of his life were clouded by heavy 
affliction. On October 18th, 1869, he entered into the joy of his 
Lord, in the sixty-fourth year of his age, and the forty-third of 
his ministry. 

(12«) William Shearman ; who was bom at Market-Rasen, 
July 26th, 1814. He was blessed with pious parents, who 
endeavoured to bring him up ^^ in the nurture and admonition of 
the Lord.*" In the sixteenth year of his age, under the ministry 
of the late Rev. Robert Bryant, he was truly converted to God. 
From that time he became a member of the Wesleyan-Methodist 
Society, and took an active part in the labours of the Sunday- 
school, and in conducting prayer-meetings. His supreme desire 
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evident that he was designed by the Head of the Church for a 
wider sphere of usefulness, and he was accepted as a candidate for 
the ministry. After enjoying the benefits of a residence at the 
Theological Institution, he was appointed to the Ramsay Circuit 
in 1839 ; and to the close of his life he laboured with great 
fidelity and earnestness in the yarious Circuits in which he was 
stationed. His ministry was marked by unction and power. His 
pastoral diligence was most exemplary, and as a Superintendent 
ne was distinguished by wisdom and prudence. But, above all, 
he was a man of God, his whole life being pervaded by a spirit of 
deep and fervent piety. In 1869 he was appointed to the Superin- 
tendency of the North-Shields Circuit, where his work was cut 
short by a sudden and unexpected death. On Sunday, October 
31st, he preached twice, with his usual energy; on Monday 
evening he attended a Missionary meeting ; and on Wednesday 
morning ^^ he was not, for God took him.'*' He died at North- 
Shields, November 3rd, 1869, in the fifty-sixth yearof his age, and 
the thirty-second of his ministry. 

(13.) Henry Daniels; who was bom at Ecclesfield, near 
SheflSeld, in the year 1802. Early in life, through the instru- 
mentality of the late Rev. Theophilus Lessey, he became a subject 
of the converting grace of God. After having been engaged for 
a time in difierent departments of Christian work in the town in 
which he resided, he was recommended as a candidate for the 
ministry, and in the year 1828 received his first appointment to a 
Circuit. With unwavering confidence in God he persevered in 
the great work to which he was called. As a minister, he 
preached the Word plainly and forcefully ; and it was his happi- 
ness to take part in several extensive revivals of religion in Circuits 
in which he travelled. As a Superintendent, his administration 
was judicious, his judgment sound, and his integrity unswerving. 
Though naturally retiring and diflfidcnt, he knew how to administer 
reproof when necessary, ** speaking the truth in love.^ An entire 
freedom from selfishness, and a deep humility of spirit, were pro- 
minent features of his character. A true friend, a faithAil pastor, 
an afiectionate husband and father, a cheerful Christian, he was 
^^ an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, 
in spirit, in faith, in purity.^ After thirty-seven years of toil, 
spent almost entirely in the counties of Devon and Cornwall, his 
health, which had been failing for some time, completely broke 
down, and he was compelled to retire from active service. In 
'* feebleness extreme,^ his mind was kept in peace. Trusting in 
the Lord Jesus, he waited for His coming ; and, on November 
Bthy 1869, in the sixty-eighth year of his age, and the forty- 
second of his ministry, he entered into rest. 

(14.) Charles Burkell Ritchie; who was born in Mussel- 
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preaching of the late Rev. John P. Haswell, and soon experienced 
the forgiveness of sins. He began at once the work to which he 
was afterwards set apart, endeayouring by his example, prayers, 
and exhortations to win souls to Christ. He commenced his 
ministry in the Zetland Isles, and many were added to the Church 
during his residence there. For nearly thirty years he continued 
his labour of love, preaching the Word with great fidelity and 
affection, and performing diligently the duties of a pastor. To 
the sick and the young he was particularly attentive. He was a 
man of frank and genial disposition, and of cheerful piety. In 
his successive Circuits he made many friends, who deeply lament 
his loss. His death was somewhat sudden, and unexpected by 
any except himself. His illness lasted a week, but he was not 
thought to be in danger. Yet he seemed to have a premonition of 
his end, and said, *^ I am a dying man.**^ He called his friends 
together the day before his departure, entreating them to live for 
God, and then commended them in prayer to the Divine protec- 
tion. As to himself he observed, " I am happy ; " " All is well.*" 
The next day he fell into slumber from which he never fully 
awoke ; sleep deepened into death. He passed peacefully away 
on January 15th, I87O, in the fifty-sixth year of his age, and the 
thirtieth of his ministry. 

(15) Henry Davics; who was bom at Barnstaple, October 
23rd, 1799. He found peace with God in a class-meeting at 
Chester, when he was about sixteen years of age ; and, in after 
years, referring to this event, he said, '* I well remember coming 
out of the class-room, the night being beautifully clear, and 
calling on the moon and stars, and all the host of heaven, to join 
me in praising God for His great mercy toward me."*^ Possessed 
of a stronff and vigorous mind, he gave himself to reading, and 
eagerly seized every opportunity of adding to hii stores of useftil 
knowledge. He soon began to call sinners to repentance ; and, 
at the Conference of 1821, was appointed to the West Indies, 
where he laboured with success till his health broke down, and he 
was compelled to return to England. In 1825, he was appointed 
to a home Circuit, and for many years occupied some of our most 
important Stations with great ability .and success. He was an 
honoured instrument in promoting some extensive revivals of 
religion in the neighbourhoods in which he laboured. His sermons 
were clear and rich expositions of Divine truth : he was a *^ scribe 
instructed unto the kingdom of heaven,^ and brought out of his 
treasure ^Uhings new and old."*^ His thoughts were never 
commonplace, and his sermons were delivered with energy. He 
was a wise counsellor and a judicious Superintendent, ever mani- 
festing a deep solicitude for God*s glory, and for the welfare and 
UBQin'ess of the Circuits committed to his charge. In 1855, his 
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J ears after was partially laid aside. With somewhat recoYered 
ealth in 1859 he afresti took charge of a Circuit, and faithfully 
spent his remaining strength in his Master^s cause ; but age and 
feebleness compelled him in 1865 again to become a Supernu- 
merary, and his public work was done. In the closing years of 
his life he was compassed about with bodily infirmities, but to the 
last manifested a deep interest in the prosperity of the work of 
God. During his last affliction he was for the most part uncon- 
scious, but in the brief intervals of reason he gave expression to 
his unshaken trust in God his Saviour. ** God/^ he said, *' is 
doing all things well ; blessed be His name ! ^ He died at Cam- 
bridge, on January 19th, 1870, in the seventy-first year of his 
age, and the forty-ninth of his ministry. 

(16.) John Hannah; who was bom at Whitehaven, Sep- 
tember 6th, 1806. In early life he gave his heart to God, joined 
the Methodist Society, and was placed upon the Circuit-plan as a 
Local -preacher. He was admitted into the Itinerant work in the 
year 1829* and for upwards of forty years laboured with general 
acceptance and usefulness. He was a clear and sound expositor of 
the Word of God. His preaching was characterized by clearness, 
logical forces and earnestness, and bore marks of considerable 
thoughtfulness and deep acquaintance with Scripture. His mind 
was of more than average strength, and his habits were studious. 
He made himself familiar with the best theological authors, and ' 
showed a keen appreciation of their excellencies. In conversation 
he was intelligent and highly suggestive, and to his young col- 
leagues was a valuable guide in the selection of books and the 
choice of subjects for pulpit-ministration. His correct taste led 
him to reject whatever was meretricious and superficial. His 
ministry was always appreciated by the more thoughtful of his 
hearers. After his return from the Conference of 1869 he was 
taken with a severe illness, which, after causing him months of 
great bodily pain, borne with Christian resignation, terminated 
fatally on February Sth, 1870. He peacefully " fell asleep,'' in 
the sixty-fourth year of his age. 

(17-) John C. Harrison ; who was bom at Eirby-Malzeard, 
in the Ripon Circuit, May 7th^ 1841. In the fourteenth year of 
his age, being brought to a full conviction of his guilt and danger 
as a sinner, he sought the Lord in earnest prater, and found 
redemption through the blood of Jesus, " the forgiveness of sins."' 
In little more than a year afterwards, constrained by the love of 
Christ, and yearning pity for precious souls, he began to call 
sinners to repentance. In 1860 he was sent to the Institution at 
Didsbury, where he remained for two years. His brief ministerial 
career was closed in the Middlesborough Circuit, to which he was 
appointed in 1867- He laboured with acceptance and success 
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remoYal there was a marked improvement both in his piety and 
preaching. At the last weekly meeting of the ministers of the 
Circuit which he attended, his conversation and prayer were 
characterized by great spirituality and power. His last sermon 
was preached from the words, *^ I will never leave thee nor forsake 
thee.^^ On the following Thursday he ^^ ceased at once to work 
and live.**^ The last words he was heard to utter were, ^* I see 
Jesus.'^ He died February 10th, I87O, in the twenty-ninth year 
of his age, and the eighth of his ministry. 

(18.) Thomas Moffat Fitzgerald ; who was born at Mussel- 
burg, in Scotland, in the year 1811. He early became a subject 
of religious impressions ; but it was not till his eighteenth year 
that he experienced that change of heart which gave a new direc- 
tion to his whole subsequent life. The reality of his conversion 
was evinced by holy activity and usefulness in the cause of God. 
When urged to offer himself for the ministry, so overwhelming 
were his convictions of the importance of the office that he shrank 
from it ; but his preservation from death by drowning, some time 
afterwards, was regarded by him as a fresh summons to devote 
himself to it In the year 1834 he was accepted as a ciindidate, 
and for thirty-five years laboured in various Circuits with great 
acceptance and usefulness. His sermons were carefully prepared ; 
their subjects were varied : they were ever instructive, and some- 
times signally arousing. He delivered them with great earnest- 
ness, and in evident dependence on the Spirit of God. His 
whole manner in the pulpit was that of one who felt the deep 
importance of the work in which he was engaged ; and in several 
of nis earlier Circuits he was specially owned of God in the con- 
version of the young. He was faithful in administering the dis- 
cipline of the Body. He was a true friend, and those who knew 
him intimately highly esteemed him. In February, 1869, his 
health began perceptibly to fail. In October he became much 
worse ; and at Christmas he felt himself obliged to decline his 
wonted labour. But his heart was still in it Nearly five weeks 
of extreme suffering and weakness brought his life to a close. 
Throughout his affliction his mind was kept in peace. On the 
evening before his death he assured those who attended on him 
that he was on '< the Rock Christ Jesus;'' that '^he felt the 
Saviour precious ; ^ and that **the Gospel which he had so many 
years preached to others then sustained him/' He then fell into a 
peaceful slumber, to awake no more upon earth, February 13th, I87O. 

(19.) William S. F. Moss ; who was born in London, 
January 12th, 1817. He had not the advantage of godly 
parentage, but was early a subject of the strivings of the Holy 
Spirit. At fifteen years of age he resolved to seek the Lord in 
""^^-'■^ and joined the Methodist Society, a step which brought 
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turned him from his roof penniless and without a change of cloth- 
ing. About this time, in a prayer-meeting, held after a sermon 
by the late Rey. Thomas Galland, he obtained ** the pearl of 
great price." In his journal he says : ** The witness of the Spirit 
was immediate and direct, and in the language of humble 
confidence I could say, * My beloved is mine, and I am His.^^ 
Removing to West Brorawich, he began to preach, and was not 
long afterwards recommended to the Conference as a candidate 
for the ministry. He was sent to Western Africa, and subse- 
quently to Jamaica, where for several years he laboured success- 
fully. Returning home, he was appointed in succession to several 
important Circuits, to their great spiritual advantage; and for 
some years honourably sustained the office of Chairman of a 
District. As a Christian, he was earnest and sincere ; as a col- 
league and ft'iend, faithful and kind ; as a preacher, remarkable 
for the simplicity and directness of his appeals to the conscience, 
and for the expository character of his discourses^ His desire to 
benefit the souls of his hearers was always evident. At length, 
the strong man, who had survived the dangers of tropical climes, 
sank under the insidious attacks of disease, and, in the latter part 
of last year, was totally laid aside from active work. But he was 
prepared to meet the 'Mast enemy.^'' During months of weariness 
and suffering, he maintained his character as a faithful and 
obedient servant of God, possessing his soul in patience, and 
continually testifying to the power of Divine grace. Some of his 
last words were^ '* Salvation, happiness, eternal joy.*" Just before 
his departure he said, though indistinctly, ** Port gained.**^ Thus 
ministering to the comfort of his loved ones with his latest breath, 
he passed away to the eternal rest, on February 16th, I87O, in 
the fifty-fourth year of his age, and the thirty-second of his 
ministry. 

(20.) John Collier ; who was bom at Little Houghton, in 
the Northampton Circuit, in the year 1803. Through the tender 
care of a pious mother he became in early life a regular attendant 
at the Wesleyan-Methodist chapel, where the Word of God 
came with power to his heart. He joined the Society in 1821, 
and soon found ^* peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.^^ 
From this time he felt an intense desire for the salvation of souls^ 
He was received by the Conference, in the year .1829, as a candi- 
date for the ministry, and appointed to the firixham Circuit. For 
thirty-five years he toiled in some of our most laborious Circuits 
with unwearied seal, and was instrumental in saving many souls. 
As a preacher, he was evangelical^ earnest, and impressive. He 
loved the doctrines and discipline of Methodism^ and was ever 
faithful in the discharge of the duties of his office. He had an 
amiable disposition and a loving heart. In his last affliction he 
suffered great prostration ; but sustaining and comforting grace 

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was afibrded to him, and his last expressions were, ^* I am going 
to heaven ;'' " All is well ; " ** My trust is in Christ." In this 
peaceful state he fell asleep in Jesus on February 27th, I87O, in 
the sixty-seventh year of his age, and the forty-first of his 
ministry. 

(21.) Petek M*Owan; who was born at Crieff, in the year 
1795, and died at Bristol, February, I87O. In early life he was 
a subject of Divine influence, but resisted the drawings of the 
Holy Spirit until the eighteenth year of his age. By the instru- 
mentality of his brother he was brought to a knowledge of the 
truth *^as it is in Jesus."*" After a severe mental conflict he 
realized a sense of God's pardoning love, and his heart was filled 
with peace through believing. He subsequently became entangled 
in the mazes of Calvinistic doctrine, from which he was delivered 
by a careful perusal of the Rev. John Fletcher's works. Heartily 
embracing the distinctive tenets of Methodism, and entering into 
communion with his fellow-believers, he was soon called upon to 
preach the Gospel. At first the elevated views he had formed of 
the ministerial ctfiice, and his profound modesty, prevented him 
from complying with this call. But the remembrance of his 
solemn covenant-engagements with God, and a consuming com- 
passion for souls, led him, on the repetition of the call, to accept 
it, though with " fear and trembling." His labours were attended 
with the Divine blessing, and in 181 7 he entered the Christian 
ministry. In his youth, the zeal and ardour of his soul led him 
to task his powers of body and mind until his health was imperilled. 
In after days he somewhat abated the vehemence of his ministra- 
tions, but his heart never lost its pristine glow, and his zeal for 
the promotion of the Redeemer's kingdom was never allowed to 
grow less. His importunity in prayer for the manifestation of 
God's glory in the salvation of souls has rarely been excelled ; 
and God graciously gave him the desire of his heart. His dis- 
courses were most carefully prepared, and the delivery of them 
was vigorous. He was of a reverent and Godfearing spirit, and of 
pre-eminently holy life ; diligent in the discharge of his pastoral 
duties, and faithful to all the trusts committed to him as a 
Methodist preacher. His attachment to Methodism was intense, 
and many of his last hours on earth were spent in intercession on 
its behalf. His love for his brethren in tne ministry was note- 
worthy. Our Foreign Missions were regarded by him with an 
interest commensurate with his whole-hearted devotion to the 
kingdom of Christ. He also employed his pen in the defence of 
the truth, and delighted to enshrine the memory of '* the just " in 
appropriate records. A man of cautious temperament, he deferred 
to the judgment of his brethren in dubious affairs ; but where his 
convictions were concerned, he was inflexible in the maintenance of 
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character in the Minutes of the Conference, on the occasion of 
his retirement from the actiye work of the ministry in 1868, was 
confirmed by the conclusion of hi« life. As he had been fervent 
in spirit, diligent in the business of the Church, and successful in 
his evangelistic labours while the Master called him to toil, so he 
was patient in suffering, ^^ joyful in tribulation,^^ and steadfast in 
the hope of everlasting life. In the most distressing stages of his 
last illness he was kept in perfect peace. When his physical 
exhaustion was very great, he said, '* Though I don't talk much, 
I am on the Rock. Christ is worth all the world to me.^ Dur- 
ing the last night of his life he exclaimed, ** Come, Lord Jesus, 
come quickly ! He will.*" After a little while he said, *^ He has 
Gome.^ His last words, spoken with great difficulty, were, ** pre- 
cious Saviour, my rest."" Thus ceasing from his labours, he 
entered into the presence of that adorable Lord whose will he had 
done with great joy for many years, and whose **easy yoke^ he 
had persuaded multitudes to take upon themselves. 

(22.) William John Uandcock ; who was born in the island 
of Jersey, in 1813. Being favoured with godly parental training, 
he was early impressed by religious truth. His conversion, how. 
ever, only took place when he was in his nineteenth year. He 
had, previously to that time, occasionally experienced some 
measure of spiritual comfort ; but from that date his faith in 
Christ was simple and appropriating, and his joy in the Holy 
Ghost grew gradually stronger and more steadfast After having 
preached for about four years, he was, in 1838, accepted by the 
Conference as a probationer for the ministry, and appointed to the 
South of France, in various parts of which he laboured during 
the space of ten years, winning the respect and confidence of his 
colleagues, as well as of all who were in any way connected with 
him. With thp exception of a temporary withdrawal from 
ministerial duties in 1849, on account of a failure of health, 
occasioned by excessive &tigue and much privation in the Upper 
Alps, and his last appointment, (which was in England,) the 
latter period of Mr. Handcock^s ministry, embracing eighteen 
years, was spent in the French-speaking Circuits of the Channel 
Islands. Here, too, his labours were varied and useful. He was 
the chief instrument in establishing the two Wesleyan day-schools 
existing in the Channel Islands. He also acted for a time as 
Editor of the French Magazine, and took a prominent part in the 
labours connected with the publication of the new French Hymn- 
Book. In 1868, he was appointed to the Uxbridge and Kick- 
mansworth Circuit, where tne disease which had been for years 
weakening his constitution finally proved fatal. During the last 
few months of his life he suffered constant and severe nain ; but 
he was enabled to endure it with exemplary patience, nis words 
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is well/' he said ; *< my feet are upon the Rock ! . . . I 
have preached Christ to be the all of inan ; and such do I find 
Him for«me now. Everything else is vanity ."^ Thus he departed 
to be with Christ, on March 25th, ISJO, in the fifty^eventh year 
of his age, and the thirty -second of his ministry. Mr. Handcock 
was a man of retiring and studious habits ; but he was at the same 
time conscientiously attentive to all the more active duties of his 
calling. His intellectual acquirements were varied and extensive, 
but the Word of God was his all-absorbing study. Hence his 
ministrations were eminently Scriptural and of no mean order. 
He unfolded the ^* hidden things ^ of God, and successfully led 
believers towards the higher stages of spiritual life. He was 
characteriaed by habitual seriousness, constant self-denial, and 
much heavenly-mindedness. He was affectionate towards his 
brethren, and judicious in counsel. As a Superintendent, he was 
precise and firm in his attention to discipline. He mourned over 
deviations from the *' old paths,^ and lamented the introduction 
of practices which, he feared, might in time obliterate the due 
distinction between the Church and the world. ^* He was a 
good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith.**" 

(23.) John Newton; who was bom in the neighbourhood of 
Birstal, in 1803. He was converted at the early age of twelve 
years, became a Local-preacher in 1825, and entered the ministry 
in 1830. His greatest delight was in preaching the Gospel, the 
power of which he felt. Though ever careful to warn sinners to 
" flee from the wrath to come,"' and direct them to '' the Lamb of 
God, which taketh away the sin of the world,"" he dwelt largely 
in his discourses on the doctrines of Christianity and the expe- 
rience of believers. He manifested considerable originality and 
mental power, and his acquaintance with literature was extensive. 
His last illness commenced about four months before his death, 
but did not at first prevent him from the discharge of his duties ; 
and, indeed, not until absolutely compelled, would he relax his 
labours. Till within a short time of his death he strongly hoped 
that he would recover, and be spared to *^ preach again the 
glorious Gospel more faithfully."" But though hopeful of his 
restoration to health, he was quite submissive. To a friend who 
called two or three days before his departure he said, '^ I am in 
God's hands ; "" «* He doeth all things well."" To another he 
wrote, ^< I am as happy as the glorious Gospel and the power of 
God can make me."" His last hours were very tranquil, and hitf 
end was peace. He died at Alston, April 14th, I87O, in the 
sixty-seventh year of his age, and the fortieth of his ministry. 

(24>.) Aqutla Babber ; who was bom in the city of Bristol, 
January 14th, 1797* Though the son of pious and highly 

^cted parents, as a youth he manifested the greatest aversion 
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at the age of eighteen he was awakened to the knowledge of his 
sinful state, and in a meeting for prayer, held in the house of a 
Christian friend, he was converted to God. From that time he 
was a new man, '^ adorning the doctrine of God his Saviour in all 
things.^ At the Conference of 1821, he was accepted as a can- 
didate for the ministry. In the course of forty-one years of 
active service, he distinguished himself by his firm attachment to 
Methodism, by his Christian cheerfulness and uprightness, and 
by his faithfulness and ability as a preacher of the truth. He had 
the rare joy of seeing four of his sons called to the ministry. At 
the Conference of 1863 he retired from Circuit work and settled 
at Guisborough, but continued to preach as his strength allowed. 
When, some months before his death, failing health obliged him 
to desist, he was often heard to express his regret that he could no 
longer engage in the work he loved so well. In his last affliction 
he was sustained by the grace of God. To a ministerial brother 
who visited him he said, ** I find comfort in three words, peace^ 
trtMi^ and submission,^ During the last two or three days of his 
life he was mostly unconscious, but just before his Lord^s summons 
a sweet smile lighted up his countenance, as if he saw heaven 
opened unto him, and Jesus waiting to receive his spirit. He 
departed, to be for ever with the Lord, April 2 1st, 1870, in the 
seventy-fourth year of his age, and the forty-ninth of his ministry. 
(25.) William Exley ; who was born at Huddersfield, 
January Ist, 1814, and was converted to God in early life, chiefly 
through the instruction received in the Queen-street Sunday- 
school in that town. His education was greatly neglected, but 
after his conversion he made rapid advances in knowledge, became 
an acceptable Local-preacher, and was ultimately proposed for 
the ministry in the year 1837- His pulpit ministrations were 
characterized by great simplicity and earnestness. His memoiy 
is cherished by many who were brought to God under his 
ministry, but he excelled chiefly in the edification of Christian 
believers. As a pastor, he was diligent and kind, and especially 
attentive to the sick and poor. He was deeply interested in the 

Erosperity of our Day and Sabbath Schools. As a Superintendent, 
e was enterprising and judicious ; and in several Circuits he was 
the means of raisins Chapels and Schools. His genial temper and 
social qualities both gave him the afiections of those who knew 
him, and increased his usefulness. His last affliction was long 
and painful ; but, whenever his suflerings allowed, he expressed 
unfailing confidence in that Saviour whom he had long earnestly 
served. He died at Dewsbury, May 6th, I87O. 

(26.) John Partis Haswell ; who was born at Tantobie, in 
the county of Durham, May 19th, 1790. He was converted to 
God in early life, and began to meet in class in 1808. His con- 
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in Christ, penitential grief soon gave place to a full assurance of 
the Divine favour, and the Spirit ** bore witness with his spirit *• 
that he was a child of God. Having found redemption in his 
Saviour^s blood, he was anxious to lead others into the enjoyment 
of the same blessing ; and, feeling a deep sympathy for souls, he 
began to call sinners to repentance. He entered the ministry in 
1812, devoting all his powers to a work in which his soul delighted, 
and in which he was greatly owned of God. He was a diligent 
student of the Holy Scriptures ; and, having a very retentive 
memory, could bring out of the Divine treasury " things new and 
old.'* By a conscientious and habitual improvement of time, he 
acquired considerable stores of useful knowledge, and pressed a 
large amount of work into " life's short day." His preaching was 
earnest, evangelical, and useful. His piety was deep, fervent, and 
cheerful. For many years he " walked with God," and knowing 
that his death would probably be sudden, he lived like those 
servants who " wait for their Lord." As a pastor, he will long 
be held in grateful remembrance. In visiting the sick, the poor, 
and the careless, he was exemplary. His kind disposition, wise 
counsels, tender sympathy, and fervent prayers, made him ever 
welcome in the homes of all, and especially in the abodes of 
sorrow. For nearly sixty years he sustained an unblemished 
reputation while going in and out among the people, seeking in 
order to save the lost. That he enjoyed the confidence and 
afiection of his fathers and brethren in the ministry, is made 
manifest by his having been placed in some of the most honourable 
and responsible positions that a minister can fill. In the year 
1864 he became a Supernumerary, and took up his abode in 
Newcastle-on-Tyne, to which Circuit he rendered important 
service, being always ready for every good word and work, and 
that to the very day in which he was called hence. He showed to 
the last that he had an intense desire to promote his Master^s 
glory, and felt an increasing delight in His beloved service. He 
was accustomed to say that there was one prayer which he could 
never use, namely: **From sudden death, good Lord deliver 
us ! " he would rather '* cease at once to work and live." In this 
his desire was granted. On the last Sabbath of his life he 
preached twice : he also preached on the following Monday night, 
met two classes on Tuesday, preached again on Wednesday 
night, rose as well as usual the next morning, and entered fully 
into conversation with persons who called to see him ; he then 
began to write a letter to a friend, which he did not live to finish. 
About one o'clock he dined, and was summoned to his heavenly 
home almost immediately after. Thus, without a sigh or groan, 
he departed, May 12th, I87O, in the eightieth year of his age, 
~ * *he fifty-eighth of his ministry. 

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Manchester, in 1811. His parents were pious Wesleyan Metho- 
dists ; and, notwithstanding he lost his mother by death when he 
was five years of age, and was thus deprived of her maternal love 
and influence, his spiritual interests were not neglected. He was 
trained ** in the way he should go,** and he never departed from 
it. He has often been heard to say, that he could not remember 
the time when the Holy Spirit did not strive with him. 'Con- 
verted to God when he was seventeen years of age, he at once 
united himself to that Church of which he afterwards became an 
esteemed minister. Having experienced the blessedness of those 
*^ whose transgressions are forgiven, and whose sin is covered,*^ 
he felt anxious that others should do the same. Through his 
influence and example, three of the sons of the gentleman to whom 
he was apprenticed were brought to a knowledge of the truth, and 
eventually gave themselves to the work of the ministry. He was 
appointed to the Bui;y St. Edmund^s Circuit by the Conference of 
1834. His sermons, which were prepared with great care, were 
full of thought, and rich in evangelical truth, and his appeals 
to the heart and conscience of those whom he addressed were 
pointed. In the various Circuits in which he was stationed, he 
always secured the esteem of his colleagues as well as the affec- 
tions of the people, by the propriety of his demeanour, the gentle- 
ness of his spirit, the urbanity of his manners, and his unaffected 
and consistent piety. He was an acceptable and useful minister 
of Jesus Christ. In 1860 he was compelled to retire from active 
labour by a severe illness. After resting for twelve months, he 
began to preach again occasionally, doing so more frequently as 
his health improved. This interruption to the work in which he 
delighted was, however, of nearly nine years^ duration. By the 
Conference of 1869 he was appointed to Kettering. His death 
was sudden. On Sunday, May 22nd» while preparing to go to a 
country appointment, he was seized with an attack of apoplexy, 
and died the same evening, aged fifty-eight years, in the thirty- 
sixth of his ministry. Mr. Crawshaw was the author of several 
publications, one of which, ** Lectures to Children,^ had an 
extensive circulation. 

(28.) Charles Cook Rorke ; who was born at Ballinasloe, 
February 20th, 1832, and died at Chertsey, in the Windsor 
Circuit, June 2nd,v 1870. Having been taught by his pious 
mother to " remember his Creator in the days of his youth,** and 
led to hear the Methodists, he was brought to seek and find mercy 
and to join the Society ; but neglecting to meet in class on his 
removal to England, in 1857» he suffered spiritual loss for some 
years. At length, however, under a sermon by the Rev. John S. 
Workman, he again sought mercy, and was restored to the joy of 
God*s salvation. As he could speak a little Irish, he was per- 
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found together in the streets of Manchester, and succeeded in 
gathering many of them around him to hear the Gospel. After 
spending three years at the Institution at Richmond, he was 
employed in that town and neighbourhood, and subsequently in 
other parts of England, as a Home Missionary, a work for which 
he possessed very remarkable qualifications. His earnest spirit 
did not wait to have work laid out for him, but he made opportu- 
nities for himself. His voice was often heard in the highways 
beseeching men to be reconciled to God. He had a powerful and 
abiding conviction of the value of souls, and would toil unweariedly 
in search of even one *^ lost sheep,^ frequently bringing it to the 
fold rejoicing. No second thought seemed to possess his mind : 
the salvation of men was the topic of conversation wherever he 
was, and his very face would shine while he told of his having 
** seen hundreds of sinners seeking the Saviour.^ His preaching 
was attractive and powerful, and his appeals to the conscience were 
eminently successful. In visiting from house to house he was 
indefatigable, and by this means he brought many within the 
range of his influence for good. Traces of usefulness are visible 
in every place where he has laboured, and many will be " the 
crown of his rejoicing^' in the day of the Lord. His prudence 
and discretion, so remarkably combined with zeal, considerably 
augmented his usefulness. He died very suddenly, soon after 
preaching, and people mourned for him ^* with a great and very 
sore lamentation.^ 

(29.) Henri De Jersey; who was born at Mon-Plaisir, in 
the Island of Guernsey, in 1799, and died June 28th, I87O, in 
the seventy-second year of his age, and the fifty-first of his 
ministry. He was trained by pious parents, who were the firsts 
fruits of Methodism in the Channel Islands; his father and 
grandfather, together with others of the family, being members of 
the class-meeting formed by Dr. Coke on his first visit to Guernsey. 
He was converted to God in early youth, and entered the 
Methodist ministry in his twentieth year. During forty-one 
years of ministerial toil in various parts of France, in Switzerland, 
and in the Channel Islands, he commended himself to his 
brethren and to the churches as ^^ a workman that needeth not to 
be ashamed.^^ His labours as a preacher, a pastor, and an author, 
entitle him to be regarded as one of the founders of French 
Methodism. He also exercised an influence for good far beyond 
the bounds of his own religious denomination. The last ten years 
of his life were spent in the comparative retirement of a Supernu- 
merary ; but even then he laboured diligently, preaching and 
visiting as his strength permitted. He died suddenly, from the 
effects of a paralytic stroke, while on a visit to his native isle ; 
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girded, and his lamp burning. Of him it may be truly said, 
** The memory of the just is Uessed.'" 

(30.) Samuel Rowe ; who was bom of Christian parents in 
the city of Salisbury, in the year 1803. When fourteen years of 
age, in the old school-room, Clerkenwell, London, he gave his 
heart to God, and was blessed with a ^* sense of sins forgiven.'" 
He became a member of the Society at City- road, and for several 
years happily employed his leisure time in various departments of 
Christian usefulness. In 1826 he entered upon his probation as 
a Methodist Preacher; and during more than forty years con- 
tinued to labour in the ministry with entire forgetfulness of self, 
seeking to glorify God and to benefit his fellow-men. He was a 
man of a meek and quiet spirit, ever manifesting that charity 
which ** thinketh no evil,^ and winning for himself the blessing 
which belongs to '* the peacemakers.^ He habitually sought to 
know and to do the Divine will, his practice of secret prayer, of 
hourly communion with *^ the Father of lights,*^ giving him 
strength and joy. His ministry was blessed of God to the con- 
version of sinners,' and to the edification of the Church of Christ. 
Those who heard his expositions and applications of Divine truth, 
felt that he was not seeking to manifest <^ excellency of speech or 
of wisdom,^ but that he was ** declaring the counsel of God.*" He 
ruled well his own house: his children rise up and call him 
blessed. The peculiar nature of his last affliction, which was 
long and painful, prevented him from openly testifying of the 
grace' of God : a consistent life, devoted to the service of God 
and the interests of the Christian Church, was his testimony. He 
died at Lytham, on July 23rd, 1870, in the sixty-eighth year of 
his age, and the forty-fourth of his ministry. 

(31.) James Tidyman; who was bom at Whitehaven, in the 
year 1833, and died at Manningtree, August 3rd, I87O. He 
was converted to God in the twelfth year of his age, through the 
ministry of the Rev. William M. Punshon, M.A., and entered 
the Methodist ministry in the year 1858. In Demerara for a short 
time, and afterwards in several Circuits in England, he laboured 
with much diligence and success. It was not given him, however, 
to labour long. In 1867 he was obliged, by failure of health, to 
become a Supernumerary. During the year he diligently engaged, 
so far as he was able, in pastoral work in the Hoxton Circuit, 
London, and in visiting the people ; and his preaching was made 
a blessing to many. In 1868 he afresh entered on the duties of 
a Circuit, but again his failure of health compelled him to entirely 
discontinue his ministerial labours. His ministry was characterized 
by ffreat earnestness and power, and was eminently practical and 
faithful. It is to be feared, however, that, too prodigal of his 
strength, he suffered his zeal to shorten his days. His affliction 
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He clung tenaciously to the desire for life and future service, and 
did not entirely relinquish hope till a few weeks before his death. 
But as his end drew near his prayer was *^ to depart, and to be with 
Christ.^ Resting on the Atonement, and found of his Lord in 
peace, he died in the thirty-seventh year of his age, and the 
twelfth of his ministry. 

2. In Ireland^ two ; viz., — 

(1.) Edward Harpub. He was converted to God in early 
life, and entered the ministry in the year 1828. After having 
laboured in the Word and doctrine more than forty years, he 
died in peace on Sunday, December 5th, 1869. 

(2.) James Calcutt Pratt; who was bom near Rath- 
downey, in the Queens's County. He became a subject of regene- 
rating grace in early life, and in the year 1808 was accepted as a 
candidate for our ministry, and appointed to the Ballinamallard 
Circuit. For thirty four years he prosecuted the work assigned to 
him with great faithfulness, — ^*an example of the believers, in 
word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity ;^ 
and at the close of that period, broken down in strength and in 
spirit by his long and earnest service, and by the sorrow con- 
sequent on the loss of his beloved wife, he was compelled to 
become a Supernumerary. In 1848, having obtained permission 
of the Conference, he emigrated with his children to the United 
States. The following notice of his character as a Christian 
minister has been transmitted to the Conference by the Rev. M. 
E. Ellison, Secretary of the Newark Conference of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church of America: — ** His sermons were clear, simple, 
and practical, after the style of our fathers, fitted to convince, to 
offer Christ, to invite, to build up. He always remembered he 
was an ambassador of Christ, and a member of your Body. His 
Christian and ministerial character was a beautiful combination 
of goodness, gentleness, meekness, and faith. As years increased, 
there was a rounding up, a fulness, a maturity, a ripening for 
heaven, rarely met with."" He ended his blameless life in the city 
of New Jersey, on March 11th, I87O, in the ninetieth year of bis 
age, and sixty-second of his ministry. 

Q. V. Are there any objections to any of our Ministers, or 
Preachers oft Trial ? 

A. They were examined, one by one. 

Q. VI. What persons, who were in full Connexion with the 
Conference, have now ceased to be recognised as Ministers 
among us ? 

A. Thomas Isaac Guest ar.d John S. Yates, who have 
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Q. VII. How Are our Ministers and Preachers on Trial 
STATIONED for the ensuing year? 
A. As follows ; via., — 

[N.B. Etch of the places mentioned in these Stations, and nnmhered conseea- 
tiTely from 1 to 676, is the head of a Circuit ; and the Minister first named is the 
Superintendent 

The Superintendent and other Minister or Ministers, stationed in or appointed to 
the several Circuits undermentioned, is «nd are appointed by the Conference to 
preach, and to perform all acts of religious worship and Methodist discipline, in 
each and e?ery one of the Wesleyan-Melhodist Chapels already erected, or to be 
erected, in each Circuit respectively, within the space of twelve calendar months, 
at soch time or times, and in such manner, as to him or them shall seem proper; 
subject, nevertheless, to the Superintendent Minister.] 

GREAT BRITAIN. 

I.— THE FIRST LONDON DISTRICT. 

1 London, {City-Road, <^.,) Thomas Nightingale, William D, Tyack, 
Marmaduke C. Osboni, George H. Camburn. 

German Mission, William H. Johnston, who shall act under the 
direction of the Chairman of the District. 

London, Welsh, William Jones. 

Conference-Office^ Frederick J. Jobson, D.D., Book-Steward ; 
Benjamin Frankland, B.A., Benjamin Gregory, 
Editors. 

Missionary Society , Elijah Hoole, D.D., WMlliam B Boyce, George 
T. Perks, M.A.^ Luke H. Wiseman, M.A., 
General Secretaries ; William Arthur, M.A., 
Honorary Secretary. 

Home-Missions, ^c, Charles Prest, General Secretary. 

Metropolitan Chapel Building Committee, Gervase Smith, M.A., 
Secretary. 

The Camp, Aldershot, Richard Hardy, Henry E. Thompson. 

Sandhurst, Berks, Joseph B. Alger, who shall act under the direc- 
tion of the senior Minister at Aldershot. 
N.B^ The Ministers stationed at Aldershot shall 
act under the direction of the General Secretary 
of the Home-Missions. 
Garrison and Naval Port of Malta, William S. Caldecott, John 
P. Lowe. 

2 London, {Hoxton, S^c,,) James D. Brocklehurst, George T. Mor- 

rison, William D. Saijeant. 

3 London, {Islington, S^c.,) John Walton, John W. Greeves, Armi-. 

nius Burgess, William O. Simpson ; James 
Allen (a), Supernumerary. 

4 London, {Highbury, ^c,,) Samuel Coley, William J. Tweddle, 

Robert N. Young ; John P. Johnson (Wood- 
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5 London, (Stoke' Newington, 4*^.,) John Hall, George Dickenson, 

Edward Hawkin ; James Satch (Enfield), 
Supernumerary. 

6 London, {Hackney, ^c.,) John V. B. Shrewsbury, Walford Green, 

William G. Dickin, Edward Burton; Henry 
Cheverton, Richard Tahraham, Alfred Barrett, 
Walter Coates, Supernumeraries* 

7 London, (Kentish- Town, S^c,,) Theophilus Woolmer, Henry E. 

Gregg. 

8 London, (Spitalfields, ^c.,) William Wilson (d), John Jones (e). 

9 London, {Bethnal-Oreen, 4'C.,) George Scott (b), who shall change 

on every alternate Sunday with the Ministers 
of the Hoxton and the Spitalfields Circuits, 
successively. 

10 London, {St», George* s, ^c.,) George Maunder, Richard Woodfin, 

James Bransom. 
Thames Mission, Thomas Hulme, Frederick Ewer. 

11 London, (Bow, ^c.,) Frederick W. Briggs, James S. Cooke. 

12 London, (Canning- Town,) Stephen Cox, who shall change once 

in every six weeks with the Ministers of the 
Bow Circuit. 

13 Stratford, Alexander M*Aulay, who shall change on every 

third Sunday with the Ministers of the Bow and 
Canning-Town Circuits, alternately ; Henry 
Dodds, Supernumerary. 

14 Barking and Romford, Jabez Palmer, who shall change on one 

Sunday in every six weeks with the Ministers 
of the Spitalfields, St. George's, and Bow 
Circuits, successively. 

15 Hertford and Bishop-Stortford, Charles E. Woolmer (Hertford), 

John R. Gregory (Bishop«Stortford). 

16 Cambridge, Thomas Adams, Edwin H. Tindall (Cottenham), 

Samuel R. Williams, J. Holland Brown (SafTron- 
Walden). 

17 Chelmsford and Maldon, William Harley, William Pritchard 

(Brain tree), John Mead (Great Totham). 

18 Southend and Leigh, James H. Taylor. 

19 Colchester, Robert S. Ellis, William Gooderidge (Bright'^ 

lingsea), Jabez Ingram (Great-Bentley) ; William 
G. Stedman, Supernumerary. 

20 Manningtree, Matthew Giles, Ebenezer Moulton (b) (Harwich), 

William Ains worth* 

21 Ipswich^ William B. Dennis, Henry H. Richmond (Wood* 

bridge, Suffolk), Arthur R. Humphreys. 

22 St. Alban's^ John Bowman, William Ludlow (Watford), Charles 

L. Sutcliffe (Hemel'-Hempstead). 

23 Uxbridge and Rickmansworth, Andrew Kessen, LL.D. (Rick- 

mansworth), John Gibson (b). 

Frederick J. Jobson, D.D., Chairman of the District, 
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II.— THE SECOND LONDON DISTRICT. 

24 London, {Great Queen-Street, ^c.,) Charles Hay don, Nicholas 

Bishop, M.A., Henry Burton, B.A. ; Thomas 
Jackson, Supernumerary. 

25 London, {Souihwark, ^c.,) Levi Waterhouse, Frederic Greeves, 

James Yeames. 
London, South East, Joseph Dixon, who shall act under the direc- 
tion of the Chairman of the District 

26 London, (Lambeth, ^c.,) Thomas M'CulIagh, Simpson Crump, 

T. Bowman Stephenson, B.A. 

27 London, {Brixton-Hill, ^c.,) George O. Bate, Joseph Bush 

(Sydenham), John Wesley Silcox (Mostyn- 
road), Charles Crawshaw (Walworth), John 
Kinnings, (Lower Norwood); Thomas Key, 
William Shaw (a). William O. Booth (Penge), 
Daniel Macafee, Richard Rymer, William 
Butters, William Exton, Luke Tyerman, Super- 
numeraries. 
Theological Institution, Richmond Branch, George Osborn, D.D., 
Theological Tutor ; Daniel Sanderson, Governor 
of the Institution- House ; William F. Moul- 
ton, M.A., Classical Tutor ; Marshall Hartley, 
Assistant-Tutor. 

28 Richmond, Alfred Mewton ; George R. Osborn, Supernume- 

rary. 

29 London, {Hinde-Street, ^c.,) Thomas Jamea, Walter S. Nichol. 

30 London, {St, John's- Wood, ^c,,) Francis W. Greeves, James J. 

Wray, George Burgess; John Pearce (West 
Findiley), Samuel Beard (Willesden Junction), 
Supernumeraries. 

31 London, {Bayswater, ^c.,) Thomas M. Albrighton, George T. 

Taylor, Nehemiah Curnock (b) (Starch-Green). 

32 London, {Chelsea, ^c,) James Sugden, Robert Balshaw, William 

Hudson ; John Bicknell, Supernumerary. 
Normal Training Institution, fVestminster, James H. Rigg, D.D., 
Principal ; George W. Olver, B.A,, Secretary of 
the Educati(m Committee ; John Clulow, Visitor 
of Sunday-Schools. 

33 Deptford, John Poulton, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every four weeks with the Ministers of 
the Blackheath and Southwark Circuits, 
alternately; John Dawson (New-Cross Dept- 
ford). Supernumerary. 

34 Blackheath, George Bowden, Lancelot Railton (Greenwich) ; 

Peter Cooper, Joseph Chapman, Supernumeraries. 

35 Bromley, Robert Maxwell, E. Ashton Jones (Lewisham) ; 

John W. Cotton (Lewisham), James Calvert 
(Bromley, Kent), Supernumeraries. 

36 Woolwich, John Vine, John Jackson (Chisel hurst), Edward 

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37 Hammersmith^ James Mayer, John Baker, M.A. (Brentford). 

38 Ealing and Acton, Richard Roberta, John J. Sargent (Acton). 

39 Wandsworth, Charles H. Kelly, Sidney J. P. Dunman ; Joseph 

Whitehead, Supernumerary. 

40 Croydon, Edward Lightwood, Samuel Lees, Jacob Stephen- 

son, B.A. ; William H. Rule, D.D., Supernu- 
merary. 

41 Kingston and Cohham, Joseph Hollis, Alfred Llewellyn (Walton- 

on-Thames). 

42 Windsor, Joseph Portrey, Samuel T. House (Maidenhead), 

Alfred Sargent (Chertsey). 

43 Hastings, James Doherty, George R. Graham. 

44 Sevenoaks, Thomas Jefiferies, John Bonham. 

45 Tunbridge-Wells, Frederick F. Woolley, Samuel S. Taylor (Tun- 

bridge) ; James Gedden, Supernumerary. 

46 Lewes and Eastbourne, Richard Chapman, James S. Hill (East- 

bourne) ; Matthew Cranswick (Eastbourne), 
William Davenport, Supernamefaries. 

47 Brighton, John M 'Kenny, E. Salisbury Evans. 

48 Worthing, John Codd, Thomas Barr. 

49 Guildford, Henry J. Sykes, Joseph C. Harrop. 

50 Alton, (Hants,) James Aldis, who shall change on one Sunday in 

every two months with Uie Ministers of the 
Guildford Circuit. 
Petersfield, Andrew Baxter, who shall act under the direction of 
the Chairman of the District. 

51 Redhill, William Burchell (Redhill), Alfred Martyn (Hor- 

sham). 

George Gsborn, D.D., Chairman of the District. 
Fbede&ic Greeves, Financial Secretary, 

IIL— THE BEDFORD AND NORTHAMPTON DISTRICT. 

52 Bedford and Ampthill, John Bonser, B.A., W. Fisher Clark 

(Ampthill), John Burgess, Mark Guy Pearse ; 
Peter Samuel, Supernumerary. 

53 Leighton- Buzzard, John Cooper, J. Smith Spencer; James LeeSi 

Supernumerary. 

54 Luton, Peter Budd, John E. Cooke, Nicholas Kelynack. 

55 Hitchin, William Malpas, Joshua Fielden. 

56 Dunstable, Robert Dyson, James Greenland, Thomas Close 

(Toddington). 

57 Aylesbury, Thomas Vinson, William O. Aldom (Whitchurch). 

58 St, Neots, Thomas Baine, William H. Thompson, Robert 

E. Bambrough (Potton). 

59 Biggleswade, Jonathan Dent, James Hall Cummings (Baldock), 

John Leal. 

60 St. Ives and Huntingdon, Thomas R. Jones, John S. Vickers 

(Huntingdon), Alfred Tucker (Ramsey). 

61 Northampton, Robert Bond, Thomas Ratcliffe, James F. Belfield 

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62 Towcesier^ James Fisher, Robert B. Nightingale (Silverstone). 

63 Daventry^ William Sanders, George Rogers. 

64 Rugby^ Francis Teal, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every four weeks with the Ministers of the 
Daventry Circuit. 

65 Netoport-Fagnell, Joseph Little (b), John €. Woodliffe (Wol- 

verton). 

66 Higham'Ferrers, William Fox, William Cumberland (Raunds). 

67 Wellingborough, James Peet, Joseph Watkinson. 

68 Kettering^ Thomas Rodgers, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every six weeks with the Ministers of the 
Market-'Harborough Circuit ; Henry Fish, M.A., 
Supernumerary. 

69 Market'IIarboroughf Thomas Gane, Henry J. Brookfield. 

70 Chatteris, James H. Broadbent, B.A., Stephen Parkes 

(March). 

71 Oundle, George Hobill, Nelson C. Hesk (Elton). 

Robert Bond, Chairman of the District, 
John £. Cooke, Financud Secretary* 



72 Canterbury, 
WhiistabU, 

73 Favershantf 

74 Rochester, 

75 Oravesend, 

76 Sheemess, 

77 Margate, 

78 Dover, 

79 Folkestone, 

80 Deal, 

81 Rye, 

82 Tenterden, 

83 Ashford, 



84 Staplecross, 

85 Ttcehurst, 



86 Maidstone, 

87 Sittingboume, 



IV.— THE KENT DISTRICT. 

William R. Williams, William J. Heaton ; Wil- 
liam H. Clarkson, Walter P. Garry, Super- 
numeraries. 

Alfred Beresford, who shall change on one Sunday 
in every month with the Ministers of the Can- 
terbury Circuit. 

Walter P. Johns, James F. Reynolds (Boughton). 

Richard Sergeant, Thomas Clark (Brompton, Kent), 
Thomas B. Harrowell. 

Joseph Little (a), William Seed (Dartford). 

Alfred F. Abbott. 

Henry Smallwood (a), John R. Hargreaves 
(Ramsgate) ; John Vercoe, Supernumerary. 

John Knowles, Ph.D., Hugh P. Hughes, B.A. ; 
James Jarrett, Supernumerary. 

William Meams, M.A., Benjamin Smith (b) 
(Elham, near Canterbury). 

John Vanes, Edward Bowman (Sandwich). 

George Clement. 

Henry J. Thomas, Arthur Roberts. 

William Hawken, who shall change on one Sunday 
in every six weeks with the Minister of tHe Rye 
Circuit. 

John Lewis (b) (Sandhurst). 

Samuel W. Lawton, who shall change on one 
Sunday in every six weeks with the Minister 
of the Staplecross Circuit. 

William Davison, George G. Huztable. 

Charles Bingant, who shall change on one Sunday 
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in every six weeks with the Minister of the 
Sheemess Circuit ; John W. Dawson, Super- 
nuroerary« 

Chatham Garrison^ Richard W. Allen (Brompton, Kent). 

The Campf Shomcliffe, Benjamin Broadley (Sandgate» Kent). 

John Vanes, Chairman of the Dtstrict. 
William Datison, Financial Secretary, 

v.— THE NORWICH AND LYNN DISTRICT. 

88 Norwich, Pascho Hoskins, Ralph W. G. Hunter, James S. 

Bellman. 

89 Bungay, George Gihson, James Hothersall (Loddon). 

90 North'Walsham, Alfred Taylor, Charles O. Eldridge (Aylsham). 



James Findlay, John D. Thomas. 

Samuel H« Wardley, John Leathley ; George 

Ranyell (Southwold), Supernumerary. 
Dixon Nay lor, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every twelve weeks with the Ministers of the 

Lowestoft Circuit. 
William P. Peck, Thomas Turner (Botesdale), 

William K. Hardy. 

95 Attlehorough and Neto-Buckenham, Thomas G. Keeling (New- 

Buckenham), Henry Pigott (Attlehorough). 

96 Bury St. Edmund's, Samuel Bowman, Samuel Simpson (b) 
(Elmswell). 

Joshua Johnson, who shall change on one Sunday 
in every twelve weeks with the Ministers of 
the Walsinghara Circuit. 

John Ryan, Charles Burhridge, Amos Cleaver. 

Francis Barker, W. Rhode Davies (East-Dereham). 

Henry Brown, Frederick H. Smith. 

101 WaUingham, Thomas Burrows, Stephen G. Scott (Docking, near 
Lynn). 

102 Wisbeach, Francis Hewitt, Robert A. Bilkey. 

103 Thetford, Thomas Green, Samuel Brown (a) (Methwold), 

Toft W. Cook. 

104 Mildenhall, Uriah Butters, George Sanderson. 

105 Ely, John Bate, Robert B. Kent (Haddenham), Thomas 

Orion (Littleport), John Turner (Sutton). 

Pascho Hoskinb, Chairman of the Diitrict, 
Samubl H. Wardley, Financial Secretary. 

VI.— THE OXFORD DISTRICT. 

106 Oxford, Richard Bell, J. Norton Vine (Woodstock). 

107 High^Wycombe, William H. Lewis, Robert W. Broomfield. 
lOR^JKfney, William Brailey, Caleb Foster. 

ry, James Parkes, Philip B. Wamsley, John Bell (b) ; 



91 Yarmouth, 

92 Lowestoft, 

93 Yoxford, 



94 Diss, 



97 Holt, 



98 Lynn, 

99 Swaffham, 
100 Downham, 

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John Blown (b) (GrimBburyy Banbary), John T. 

Yeates, Supernumeraries. 
George Oyston, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every quarter with the Ministers of the 

Banbury Circuit. 
Joshua Duffill, William Calladine, Thomas Jenkin. 
Charles Hillard, Samuel M. Brough. 

113 Hungerford, John Locke, Joshua Leadbeater (Lamboume). 

114 Marlborough^ Edward Barber, George Denton (Pewsey). 

115 Watlington, Samuel Lucas (b), James Clegg (Wallingford.) 
William R. Dalby, who shall change on one 

Sunday in every six weeks with the Ministers 
of the Watlington Circuit ; Paul Clarke, Super- 
numerary. 
John Lamplough, J. Reeves Brown (Bicester). 

118 Buekinghanif James Shearman, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every six weeks with the Ministers of the 
Brackley Circuit. 

119 Chipping'Norton, Thomas Rigby, John P. Yates; John T. 

Morley, Supernumerary. 

120 StoW'On'the'Wold, Joseph Milligan, who shall change on one 

Sunday in every six weeks with the Ministers 

of the Chipping- Norton Circuit. 
Samuel Wesley, Buckley Yates (Farringdon), 

Edward P. Lowry. 
Daniel G. Maillard, Joseph Cade (Harwell, near 

Steventon). 
George E, Startup, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every six weeks with the Ministers of the 

Oxford Circuit. 



110 Kineton, 



111 Newbury^ 

112 Reading, 



116 Thame, 



117 Brackley, 



121 Swindon, 

122 Wantage, 

123 Abingdon, 



Richard Bell, Chairman of the District. 
Jambs Parkbs, Financial Secretary. 



VII.— THE PORTSMOUTH DISTRICT. 

124 Portsmouth, John C. Pengelly, John Mack, Josiah Jutsum. 
Portsmouth Garrison, Joseph Webster. 

125 Gosport, Charles Churchill, M.A. ; Robert Colman, Super- 

numerary. 

126 Fareham, Edmund Maden, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every four weeks with the Minister of the 
Gosport Circuit. 

127 Salisbury, Samuel Haigh, Henry Soper ; William Tranter, 

Supernumerary. 

128 Poole, George F. White, Frederick Barber (Swanage), 

George C. Mayes (Bournemouth), George 
Parker (Wareham). ^ -*^ 

129 Wimborne, Joseph Payne, Samuel Adcock(Cranboum«^ 

Wood, John Wesley Button, Supernuno 
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131 Newport^ hie 

132 Ryde, 

133 Southampton^ 

134 Winchester, 

135 Andover, 

136 Chichester, 



and Lymington, William Piggott, Joseph Robinson 
(Lymington). 

of Wight, Samuel Atkinson (b), Thomas Dickin 
(Ventnor), Henry Scholefield (Freshwater). 

Benjamin Browne, John Edwards (b) (Cowes), 
Joseph Howard (b) (Sandown). 

James J. Prescott, James Osbom, Jonathan Foster ; 
Thomas Payne, Thomas Bate, Supernumeraries. 

James Taylor (a), James D. Clarke (Romsey). 

John Mann, Theodore Bishop (Whitchurch). 

Samuel H. Tindall, James KiWington (Little- 
hampton) ; Samuel Young (Bognor), Super- 
numerary. 

John C. Pbkoblly, Chairman of the District. 
Samuel H. Tindall, Financial Secretary. 



VIIL— THE CHANNEL-ISLANDS DISTRICT. v 

137 Ouernsey, {English,) J. Lancaster Ball, Joseph C. Wright, 

Robert Lickes ; William Simpson, Joseph 
Spencer, Supernumeraries. 

138 Guernsey and Sarh, {French,) Peter Lucas, William Nicolle, 

Daniel Bernard. 

139 Aldemey, {English,) Owen Watkins. 

140 Aldemey, {French,) George Leale. 

141 Jersey^ {English,) Edward J. Robinson, William Kirkman. 

142 Jersey, {French,) Matthew Gallienne, Philip Le Gresley, Alfred J. 

Dupuy, Helier Le Rougetel, Thomas J. Desprds ; 
Philip Tourgis, Philip Guiton, Supernumeraries. 

Matthew Gallienne, Chairman of the District. 



IX.— THE DEVONPORT DISTRICT. 



143 Devonport, 

144 Plymouth, 



145 Launceston, 

146 North Hill, 

147 Holsworthy, 

148 Kilkhampton, 

149 Liskeard, 

150 Callingion, 

151 Tavistock, 



Benjamin Firth, Samuel Brown (b), Edward 
Dodds. 

William H. Comforth, James R. Webb (Stone- 
house), Nicholas Boyns, Samuel F. Balch, Wil- 
liam H. Clogg (Ivy-Bridge) ; William Burt, 
James Mitchell, Supernumeraries. 

Thomas B. Butcher, John Crump. 

Joseph B. Blanch (Coad's Green, near Launceston), 
John T. Patey (Lewannick). 

George Meadows, William H. Maud. 

Thomas Stephenson, Henry W. Catton (Stratton); 
William Harvie, Supernumerary. 

Francis S. Keeling, Joseph H. Slack, Henry Watts ; 
William Beal, Supernumerary. 

Joseph Mole, William Barnes (Saltash). 

John B, Charles, W, Dingley Williams (Gunnis- 
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152 Camelfordf Richard P. Davey, James S. Cocks (Wadebridge) ; 

George Beard (Wadebridge), Silas £. Symons, 
Supernumeraries. 

153 Kingshridge^ James Pratt, Joseph Higham (Salcombe). 

154 Brixham and Dartmouth, James Nicholson (a) (Dartmouth), 

William Mellor (Brixham). 

155 Ashhurton, Joseph R. Warburton, William Reading (Buckfast* 

leigh) ; James Scholes (llsington, near Newton- 
Abbot), Supernumerary. 

William H. Cornforth, Chairman of the District, 
Jambs R. Webb, Financial Secretary. 

X.— THE CORNWALL DISTRICT. 

J56 Redruth, Samuel Hutton, James R. Berry, James Crabtree. 

157 Camborne, George Turner (b), Richard Allen (b), Robert 

J. Andrew. 

158 Falmouth, John A. B. Harry, Humphrey Jutsum (Penryn), 

George £. Polkinghorne ; Anthony Taylor 
(Penryn), Supernumerary. 

159 Truro, Edward Shelton, George C. Taylor. 

160 Gwennap, Joseph B. West (Carharrack), Richard E. Bray 

(Ponsanooth). 

161 St. Agnes, Peter Prescott, Joseph H. Skewes. 

162 St. Austell, Robert C. Barratt, Almond T. Hocking, Charles 

J. Preston (Mevagissey), James H. Pawlyn 
(Tywardreath). 

163 St, Mawes, John Stephenson (a). 

164 Bodmin, Edward Parry, William Hill. 

165 St. CoUimh^ Ebenezer Tovey, Robert H. Moreton (Padstow). 

166 Penzance^ Robert M. Willcox, Samuel £. Rowe, Walter G. 

Hall (Newlyn West). 

167 St. Just, George Smith (a), Arthur Wilkinson. 

168 St. Ives, Mark Symons, Josiah Goodacre. 

169 Scilly Islands, Thomas Roberts (a). 

170 HeUtone, John T. Duncan, Matthew Salt (St. Kevem), 

Joseph Bentley, £. Stanley Shelton. 

171 Hayle, William J. Dawson, Jabez Overton (Hayle 

Foundry), George S. Daniels (Wall, near Hayle). 

172 Marazion, Andrew Rennard, Charles Symes (Goldsithney). 

Robert M. Wxllcox, Chairman of the District, 
Edward Shelton, Financial Secretary, 

XI.— THE EXETER DISTRICT. 

173 Exeter, Henry W. Williams, Henry P. Wilson, W. Cowell 

Brown. 

174 Tiverton, John Parsons, Charles H. Burton. 

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(Wellington), Albert Bishop ; John Geden, 
Joseph Fletcher, Supernumeraries. 
WesUyan Collegiate Institution^ William P. Slater, Governor 
and Chaplain. 

176 Bridgewater^ Edwin Blake, Robert J. Thomas ; John B.Alexan- 

der, Supernumerary. 

177 South'Petherton, James F. Masters, Charles W. Rawlin^s (Crew- 

kerne) ; Thomas W. Smith (Ilminster), Super- 
numerary. 

178 Budleigh'SaUerto% John Harris (Sidmouth), Geoi^ Smith (d). 

179 Axminster, John P. White, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every quarter with the Ministers of the South- 
Petherton Circuit. 

180 Bridport^ John Thomas (b), Robert C. Co well ; John 

Stevens, Charles Janion (Lyme), John Saunders, 
Supernumeraries. 

181 Barnstaple^ Frederick Balls, Thomas Bennitt ; Henry Dean 

(Lynton), Supernumerary. 

182 Bfracombet Thomas Trethewey, who shall change on one 

Sunday in every- month with the Ministers of 
the Barnstaple Circuit 

183 South-Mohon, Nathaniel Alston, Charles £. Wansbrough. 

184 Bideford, William Allen (b), Joseph S. Silcox (Torrington), 

William Dunstan ; John F. England (Instow), 
Supernumerary. 

185 Dunster, William Hunt, William S. Winter (Poriock). 

186 Williton, Alfred Barber, Henry Small wood (b) (Watchet). 

187 Okehampton, John Danks, Bartholomew Varley. 

188 Torquay, Joseph Lawton, John Nelson (Newton-Abbot), 

James Parker ; John Morgan, William Henley, 
Robert G. Badcock (Newton-Abbot), Supernu- 
meraries. 

189 Teignmouth, John Bramley, Olinthus R. Barnicott (Dawlish). 

Henrt W. Williams, Chairman of the District. 
Hemrt p. Wilson, Financial Secretary, 

XII.— THE BRISTOL DISTRICT. 

190 Bristol, {King-Street, ^c,,) James Clapham, Frederick E. Toyne, 

Frederick Woofenden, John Judge ; Adam 
Nightingale, .William W. Rouch, Charles Tucker, 
Robert Dugdale, Supernumeraries. 

191 Bristol, {Langton- Street, S^c.,) Thomas Withington, John Pearson, 

John Osbom (Keynsham) ; James Stott, Super- 
numerary. 

192 Bristol, {Clifton, S^c.,) Richard Smetham, William J. Hutton, 

Thomas Allen (Redland) ; Henry V. Olver, 
Richard Ray, Samuel D. Waddy, D.D., John 
Philp, James Spensley, Supernumeraries. 

193 Kingswood, Edward Crump (Redfield, near Bristol), Thomas 

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200 Oloueesier^ 



202 Cheltenham, 



194 Banwellt William Baddeley, James Cooper (Azbridge). 

196 Weston'Buper''Mare, John S. Ridsdale, Samuel W. Beard (Burn- 
bam, Somerset). 

196 Stroud, Thomas West, Robert Daw (Stratton, near Ciren- 

cester), Thomas Peers. 

197 Dursley, William Way, Alfred Brice ; William. Seccombe, 

Supernumerary. 

198 Stonehouse and EastingUm, George L. Allen, Alfred H. Vine. 

199 Thornbury, {near Bristol,) Elisha M. Sbearn, who shall change 

on one Sunday in every six weeks with the 
Ministers of the Kingswood Circuit 
Henry Castle, Herbert Burson, Samuel Green ; 
William Baker (a), Supernumerary. 
201 Tewkesbury, Edward Bramford, who shall change on one 
Sunday in every six weeks with the Ministers 
of the Gloucester and Cheltenham Circuits, 
alternately. 
Thomas Osbom, John E. Coulson, Joseph A. Beet 
(Winchcombe) ; George Robinson (a), Super- 
numerary. 

203 Newport, {Monmouthshire,) Samuel Atkinson (a), George Pen- 

man (Pillgwenlly), Henry S. Elvins. 
Risca, Alexander Hoskings, who shall change on one 

Sunday in every six weeks with the Ministers 
of the Newport Circuit. 

204 Cardiff, (Wesley, 8^c.,) George Blanchflower, David C. Ingram. 

205 Cardiff, {Loudoun^ Square, i^c,,) Thomas Brumwell, William 

Millican ; Charles Williams (Penarth), Super- 
numerary. 
Josiah Mycock, Wifliara A. Templar. 
John Allin, Robert Dillon (Tondii), John Nan- 

carrow (CowbridgeV 
Joseph A. Hemswortn, who shall change on one 

Sunday in every four weeks with the Ministers 

of the Ross Circuit. 
John T. Marquand, Frederick C. DngdaIe(Lydney.) 
John Killick, who shall change on one Sunday in 

every three months with the Ministers of the 

Newport Circuit. 
211 Abergavenny, George Swidenbank, William Jenner (Crick- 

howell) ; Jesse Pilcher, Supernumerary. 
John Harding, John Kirtlan (Blaenavon), John 

Boulter (Abersychan). 
George Smith (a), Vetranio Tyas (Newent). 
Thomas S. Raby, Henry H. Clapham. 

Iambs Claphav, Chairman of the District, 

Frbdbrick E. Totnb, Financial Secretary, 



206 Pontypridd^ 

207 Bridgend, 

208 Monmouth, 



209 Ross, 

210 Chepstow, 



212 Pontypool, 

213 Ledbury, 

214 Hereford, 



215 Bath, 



XIIL— THE BATH -DISTRICT. 

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Cheeswrighti Thomas Lofthouse, Richard Horna** 
brook, John Keightley, Martin Young, Super- 
numeraries. 

' Neiff^Kingswood School^ William H. * Sargent, Governor and 

I Chaplain, 

' 216 Bradford-^on^Avon, Charles Willis (Trowbridge), Abraham S. 

White ; Joseph Roberts, Supernumerary. 

217 Midsamer'Norton^ George Hughes, Joseph Taylor (Paulton, 

near Bristol), Samuel Vincent, Richard W. 
Moss (Clutton, near Bristol). 

218 Frame, George Parsonson, William Hamar ; James Mowat, 

Aaron Langley (Road, near Bath), Supemu« 
meraries. 
JVarminsterf Thomas H. Penrith, who shall change on one 
Sunday in every six weeks with the Ministers 
of the Frome Circuit. 

219 Melkshamt Peter Parsons, Fletcher ^enhinnick (Chippen- 

ham), William A. Philips (Calne) ; Benjamin 
Elyins (Chippenham), John Kirby (Calne), 
Supernumeraries. 

220 Devizes, Julius Brigg, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every six weeks with the Ministers of the 
Melksham Circuit. 

221 ShepUm-Mallet, John Gregory, William Nicholson (Wells), 

William Bell (Coleford, near Bath). 

222 Castle»Carey, Charles Bradley, who shall change on two Sundays 

in every quarter with the Ministers of the Yeovil 
Circuit. 

223 Sherborne, Richard Harding, William D. Walters (Milbome- 

Port). 

224 Yeovil, William Talbot, John F. Davies. 

225 Weymouth, John Randerson, Samuel Naish. 

226 Portland, George Kevem, William J. Cooke, 

227 Dorchester, John Hugill, John Perrett ; James Meadmore 

(Sydling), Supernumerary. 

228 Shaftesbury, James Cooke (a), Henry Beeson. 

229 Blandford and Sturminster, Frederick Gwynne, William J. 

Rogers. 
290 Glastonbury, Thomas Thompson, who shall change on two Sun- 
days in every quarter with the Ministers of 
the Shepton*Mallet Circuit, 

William H« Sargent, Chairman of the District. 
WiLLiAic Talbot, Financial Secretary. 

XIV.— THE SWANSEA DISTRICT. 

' 231 Swansea, Thornley Smith, William Spilsbury (Mumbles). 

232 Gower, Robert H. Mole (Horton), who shall change on 

one Sunday in every quarter with the Minis- 
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233 Neai\ Benjamin John, Mark P. Gilbert (Briton-Ferry). 

234 Merthyr^Tydvil^ William Crookes, John S. Robinson (Aberdare). 

235 Tredegar f George Kennedy, Cornelius Wood (Rhymney). 

236 BrynmatDr^ Samuel Hooley, Edward Knibbs (Ebbw-Vale). 

237 Brecon^ William S. Bestall, George 8. Stoker (Hay); 

Thomas J. Walker (Hay), Supernumerary. 
Builthf Joseph Shrimp ton. 

238 Carmarthen^ Seth Dixon (b), who shall change on one Sunday 

in every four weeks with the Ministers of the 
Llanelly Circuit. 

239 Llanelly 9 William S. Snow, Jabez Chambers (Kidwelly). 

240 tiaverford-West, Edwin Thorley, John Broadbent (Milford), 

James Walter. 

241 Pembroke^ Herbert W. Haime, Alfred D. Cope (Pembroke- 

Dock). 

242 Tenby f James Pearce, who shall change on one Sunday in 

every six weeks with the Ministers of the Pem- 
broke Circuit ; Edward Crofts, Supernumerary. 

Ooginan and Lishume^Minei, (near Aberystwyth^) John Smith 
(b), who shall act under the direction of the 
Chairman of the District. 

Aberystwyth^ David Thomas, who shall act under the direction 
of the Chairman of the District. 

Edwin Thorley, Chairman of the District. 
Tbobnley Smith, Financial Secretary. 

XV.— THE SOUTH WALES DISTRICT. 
(welsh preachimo.) 

243 Merthyr-Tydvil, Isaac Jenkins (a). Rice Owen (Dowlais). 

244 Tredegar, Thomas Morgan, Daniel Marriott (Rhymney). 

245 Aberdare^ Henry Parry, John Jones (o) (Mountainash). 
Treherbert and Femdale, Hugh Williams, who shall change on 

one Sunday in every six weeks with the Ministers 
of the Aberdare Circuit, and act under the direc- 
tion of the Chairman of the District. 

246 EbbW'Vale and Crickhowell, John Herbert (Ebbw-Vale), Thomas 

Phillips (Brynmawr). 

247 Cardiff, David Lewis» John Hughes (c). 

248 Cowbridge, David Evans, who shall change on one Sunday in 

every two months with the Ministers of the 
Car<]Qff Circuit. 

249 Brecon, John Roberts (b), who shall change on one Sunday 

in every quarter with the Ministers of the Ebbw- 
Vale and Crickhowell Circuit. 

250 LlandilOf John Rees, who shall change on one Sunday in 

every quarter with the Ministers of the Swansea 
Circuit. 

251 Carmarthen, John Hughes (b), John Evans (c) (Kidwelly). 



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253 Swansea^ 
253 Lampeter, 



254 Aherayron, 

255 St. David's, 



256 Aberystwyth, 

257 FjftimluMy 



258 Machynlleth, 

259 Llanidloes, 



Lewis Williams, Henry Pritchard (Ystalyfera) ; 
Timothy Jones, Supernumerary. 

Daniel Roderick, who shall change on two Sundays 
in every quarter with the Minister of the Aberay- 
ron Circuit. 

James Jones ; Robert Owen, Supernumerary. - 

Joseph Jones, who shall change on one Sunday 
in every quarter with the Ministers of the Car- 
marthen Circuit ; Thomas Jones, D.D., Super- 
numerary. 

Evan Richards, David Young (Tre'rddol). 

Robert Jones (c), who shall change on two Sundays 
in every quarter with the Ministers of the Abei^ 
ystwyth Circuit. 

Henry Wilcox, Peter Jones (b) (Corris). 

Owen Owen, Thomas Thomas (a) (Trefeglwys). 

Isaac Jenkins (a), Chairman of the District. 
£vAN Richards. Financial Secretary. 



XVI.— THE NORTH WALES DISTRICT. 

(WBLSH PREACHING.) 

260 Denbigh, Evan Pugh. 

261 Rhyl, Richard Prichard, who shall change on one 

Sunday in every six weeks with the Minister of 
the Denbigh Circuit. 

262 Ruthin, John Pierce ; John Bartley, Supernumerary. 

263 Corweh, Robert Jones (d), who shall change on one Sunday 

in every six weeks with the Minister of the 
Ruthin Circuit. 

264 Llangollen, William Hugh Evans, Robert Lewis (b) (Cefn, 

Ruabon). 

265 Coedpoeth, (near Wrexham,) Owen Williams, Thomas Roberts 

(b) (Brymbo). 

266 Llanrwst, Thumas O. Pugh, Thomas Griffith (Penmachno). 

267 Blaenau Ffestiniog, Thomas Jones Humphreys, who shall 

change on one Sunday in every six weeks with 
the Minister of the Pwllheli Circuit 

268 Abergele, Isaac Jones, Moses Roberts. 

269 Conway, Thomas Morris, Henry Hughes (Colwyn). 

270 Liverpool, Lewis Jones, Robert Jones (b) (Birkenhead), Hugh 

Jones (b), James Evans ; John Hughes (a). 
Supernumerary. 

271 Holywell, Robert Jones (a), Robert Hughes (Newmarket, 

Rhyl). 

272 Bagim, Evan Davies, Methuselah Thomas (Chester) ; Lot 

Hughes (Chester), Supernumerary. 
278 Mold, Richard Williams, Richard Morgan (Leeswood). 

274 Beaumaris, John Evans (a), who shall change on one Sunday 



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, in every six weeks with the Ministers of the 
Bangor Circuit. 

275 Amltoehf Philip Williams, Edward Humphreys. 

276 Holyhead, William Morgan (a), John Jones (f) (Aberffraw). 

277 Carnarvon, Saqiuel Davies, Robert Thomas Owen (Port- 

. Dinorwic). 

278 Bangor, John Richards (a), Evan* Evans (a); William 

Davies, D.D., Editor and Book-Steward. 

279 Tregarth, {near Bangor^ John Jones (c), John Evans (b) 

(Bethesda). 

280 Pwllheli, Daniel Anwyl Williams. 

281 Barmouth, William Evans, David Jones (b) (Port-Madoc). 

282 Dolgelly, William Thomas, Charles Nuttall (Towyn). 

283 Llanfyllin, Owen Lloyd Davies, Thomas Thomas (b) ; Wil- 

liam Powell (a), Supernumerary. 

284 Llanrhaiadr, {near Oswestry,) John Hugh Evanst Hugh Hughes 

(Llansilin). 

285 Llanfair, {near Welshpool,) Griffith Jones, who shall change 

on one Sunday in every quarter with the Minis- 
ters of the Llanfyllin Circuit. 
HanUy^ Ishmael Evans, who shall act under the direction 

of the Chairman of the District. 

Samuel Davies, Chairman of the District. 
William Davies, D.D., Financial Secretary* 



XVIJ.— THE BIRMINGHAM AND SHREWSBURY 
DISTRICT. 

286 Birmingham, ( Cherry^ Street, 8^c,, ) Thomas Llewellyn, John 

Bond, Ishmael Jones ; William Box, Super- 
numerary. 

287 Birmingham, {Belmont-'Row, ^c,,) Henry Toung^ William T. 

Nelson. 

288 Birmingham, {New^Town^Row, 8^c,,) John Roberts (a), William 

Gibson (b) (Erdington), Thomas Cross. 

289 Birmingham, {Wesley, ^c.,) Paul Orchard, George Mather, 

Henry W. Holland ; Samuel Fiddian, Super- 
numerary. 

290 West'Bromwich, John Hearnshaw, William Potts (Smethwick, 

near Birmingham), James F. Pyle. 

291 Wedneshury, {Springhead, ^c,,) Joseph Moorhouse, Thomas 

Crosby (King's-Hill, near Wedneshury), John 
Pollitt (Bradley, Bilston) ; Thomas Kilner, 
Supernumerary. 

292 Wedneshury, {Wesley, S^c,,) Thomas Leach (Great-Bridge, near 

Tipton), Thomas Wilkes, William L. Watkinson . 
(HilUTop, West-Bromwich), William Periiins 
(Hocker-Hill, Tipton). 

293 WaUaU, {Wesley, <J-c.,) James Ford, Henry J. Staley (Pelsall), 



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Francis B. Sandbach (Great-Barr, near Bir- 
mingham) ; Thomas Stokoe, Supernumerary. 

294 Walsall, {Centenary, ^<s,) John S. Jones, John Reacher 

(Willenhall), Bamford Burrows (Bloxwich). 

295 Wolverhampton, William Hirst, John Brewster, Watson Baxter 

(Wednesfield-Heath, Wolverhampton). 

296 Bilston, John Weatherill, William R. Stewart (Ettingshall, 

Wolverhampton). 

297 Dudley, John Nowell, William S. Dewstoe, Thomas Dodd ; 

John Bissell, Supernumerary. 

298 Tipton, T. Alexander Rayner, Charles Swannell. 

299 Oldhury, Benjamin Rfdsdale, J. Gilbert Rogers. 

300 Stourbridge, Richard Eland (b), William Humphries (Brierley- 

Hill), Andrew Palmer (Cradley, near Brierley- 
Hill) ; John Thomas (a), Supernumerary. 
SOI Stourport, Edward Stokes, Wesley Hurt (Kidderminster). 

302 Worcester, James S. Thomas, Charles H. Gough (Droit- 

wich). 

303 Malvern, David Griffiths, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every six weeks with the Ministers of the 
Worcester Circuit. 

304 Bromsgrove, James M*Turk, who shall change on one Sun- 

day in every six weeks with the Ministers of 
the Birmingham Circuits, successively. 

305 Evesham, Samuel Blakeley, James Wliitehead (Bidford, near 

Alcester). 

306 Redditch, Robert Key worth, George H. Bellamy. 

307 Coventry, John Gay Wilson, George Makin ; Hender Geach, 

Supernumerary. 

308 Leamington, Edward Workman, Joshua Hawkins (Warwick). 

309 Stratford-upon-Avon, Alfred Beer, who shall change on one 

Sunday in every five weeks with the Ministers 
of the Leamington Circuit. 

310 Hinckley, Henry Laugher, Joseph Bailey, Thomas J. Kent 

(Atherstone). 

311 Shrewsbury, John W. Roberts, Samuel T. Bos ward ; Benjamin 

Wood, Supernumerary. 

312 MadeUy, Salop, John Connon, John S. Parkes (Tronbridge) ; 

Edward Sumner, Thomas Brothwood (Broseley), 
Supernumeraries. 
813 Dawley, Jabez Bought, Josiah Tollady. One of the 

Ministers of Dawley shall give two Sundays in 
each quarter to Madeley. 

314 Wellington, {Salop ,) Joseph Binns, Charles Winters. 

315 Ketley-Bank and 8h\ffhal, George F. Driver (Ketley Bank, near 

Wellington, Salop), Thomas Shepherd (ShiflP- 
nal); William Da vies (b) (Shiffnal), Supernu- 
merary. 

316 Ludlow, Robert T. Rundle, Patrick Pizey. 

317 Kington, John Pinkney, William Hare (Leominster), William 

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818 Knighton, {Radnorshire^) Fbilip Wood, Henry Smith (Clun). 

Thomas Llbwblltn, Chairman of the District, 
John Bond, Financial Secretary. 

XVIIL— THE MACCLESFIELD DISTRICT. 

319 Macclesfield^ John Eglinton, Benjamin Smith (a) (Bollington), 

James Nicholson (b). 

320 Alderley-Edge and Knutsford, John Lambert (Alderley-Edge, 

near Manchester), John Stevinson (Knutsfoi'd). 
3-21 Buxton, Thomas Shaw. 

322 Whaley-Bridge, John Archer, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every six weeks with the Minister of the 
Buxton Circuit 

323 Congleton, Aaron Edman, Samuel Merrill. 

324 Sandbach, James Cooke (c), who shall change on one Sunday 

in every six weeks with the Ministers of the 
Congleton Circuit. 

325 Nantwich, John B. Dyson, Oeor^e Scott (c). 

326 Crewe, Austin Davey, Isaac Harding. 

327 Northwich, John M. Budden, Edward Fison (Middlewich) ; 

Henry Powis, Supernumerary. 

328 BursUm, Henry Hastling, Samuel H. Morton (Hanley), 

Robert Buck. 

329 Tunstall, William Shaw (a), William Jackson (c) (Kidsgrove). 

330 Neweastle-under-Lgme, Gregory A. Page, James Harris (Audley), 

James Kent (Wolstanton). 

331 Longton, Jabez Ingham, William H. Wall (Stoke)k 

832 Stafford, Robert Brown, John Skerratt (Rugeley), Josiah 

Evans (Cannock). 

333 Leeh, Thomas T. Dilks, George E. Allen, Mark Shaw 

(Hartington, near Ashbourne), William D. L. 
Slack. 

334 Uttoxeter, Edward D. Webb, John Percy. 

335 Cheadle, James Johnson, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every six weeks with the Ministers of the 
Uttoxeter Circuit. 
836 Market'Drayton, William Baker (b), who shall change on one 
Sunday in every six weeks with the Ministers of 
the Nantwich Circuit. 

Henry Hastlino, Chairman of the District. 
John Eolinton, Financial Secretary. 

XIX.— THE LIVERPOOL DISTRICT. 

337 Liverpool, {Brunswick, ^c.,) William W. SUmp, John Lyth, D.D., 
James A. Macdonald, T. Moorhouse Thorp, 
William Robinson (a) ; John Wevill, Supernu' 
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341 Waterloo, 

342 Birkenhead, 



843 Seacombe, 

344 Chester, 

345 Tarporley, 

346 Mold, 



338 Liverpool, {Cranmer, ^e.,) John Knowles, J. Alexander Arm- 

strong (Bootle), William H. Groves, B.A. 

339 Liverpool, {Pitt-Street, ^c.,) Thomas B. Goodwin, James Finch, 

William H. Dallinger (Old Swan), Thomas 

. Featherstonehaugh ; Samuel Allen (Wavertree), 
William Ricketts, Supernumeraries. 
840 Liverpool, {Wesley, ^c,,) John Hay, Thomas Chope, John Holmes 
(Woolton), Thomas H« Lomas. 

David Hay, Frederick W. Macdonald (Great- 
Crosby). 

William Cattle, Samuel W. Christophers, Joseph 
H. Hargreaves (Rock-Ferry), John H. ShoU 
(Heswall, near Neston) ; Peter C. Horton 
(Tranmere), Supernumerary. 

Edward Day (Egremont), William Brookes (New- 
Brighton). 

Richard Martin, John Pogson. 

Joseph Rippon, William Martin. 

James Hind, who shall change on one Sunday 
in every six weeks with the Ministers of the 
Chester Circuit ; Frederick Payne (Mold, Flint- 
shire), Supernumerary. 
347' Carnarvon and Bangor, Frederick B. Swift, who shall change on 
one Sunday in every six weeks with the Minister 
of the Holyhead Circuit, 

Joseph Willis. 

Benjamin B. Waddy, who shall change on one 
Sunday in every four weeks with the Minister 
of the Llandudno Circuit. 

John M. Morrill. 

Joshua Priestley, John S. Simon. 

Richard Harper, who shall change on one Sunday 
in every six weeks with the Ministers of the 
Wrexham Circuit. 
353 IFhitchurch, (Salop,) John Anderson, George Hack (Ellesmere), 
John W. Blackett. 

James Smith, Isaac Gould. 

Lionel D. Reay, Jabez Marrat (Frodsham), Samuel 
H. Pink ; Frederick F. Edmunds (Frodsham), 
Supernumerary. 

356 Widnes, {Warrington,) Joseph Nield, James Monahan. 

357 St, Helen* s and Prescot, Thomas Derry, Robert Bentley, 

May son Penn (Earlestown) ; Henry B. Britten 

(Rainhill), Supernumerary. 
Ebenezer £. Jenkins, M.A., Thomas Akroyd ; 

Thomas Stead, Supernumerary. 
Ezekiel Burton, John W. Crake (Mawdesley), 

Thomas H. Mawson. 
Henry Oldfield, Joseph Hammond. 
I, {Lune-Street, ^c„) Frederick C. Haime, John I. BrittcDi 

Henry F. Kelvey. 



348 Llandudno, 

349 nhyl. 



350 Holyhead, 

351 Wrexham, 

352 Oswestry, 



354 Warrington, 

355 Runcorn, 



358 Southport, 

359 Ormskirk, 



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362 Preston, {Wesley^ ^e.,) Charles Carter, William L. Wingell. 

363 Charley, Joseph Simpson, Joseph Workman. 

364 Blackpool, Elijah Jackson, William Lees (Lytham), George 

Lester (Fleetwood) ; William Sharpe, Benjamin 
Gartside (Poulton-le-Fylde), Thomas Jones (a) 
(Lytham), Supernumeraries. 

365 Garstang, Samuel Cooke (Scorton), Benjamin Dodd (Gar- 

stang). 

366 Lancaster, William H. Bambridge, Evan P. Evans ; Thomas 

Sheldon, Supernumerary. 

367 Newtown, (Montgomeryshire,) John Jones (n), William R. Carlyon ; 

John Nicklin (Llanfair, near Welshpool), Super- 
numerary. 

368 Welshpool, Joseph T. Sanger, William Jeffries. 

William W. Stamp, Chairman of the District. 
Jambs A. Macdokald, Financial Secretary, 

XX.— THE MANCHESTER DISTRICT. 

369 Manchester, (Oldham- Street, ^e.,) James Smeeth, Featherstone 

Kellett (Newton«Heath), William L. Appleby, 
Francis Standfast ; Alexander Hume, Supernu- 
merary. 

Theological Institution, Didsbury Branch, William Jackson (a). 
Governor of tbe Institution-House ; William B. 
Pope, Theological Tutor ; John Dury Geden, 
Classical Tutor; George Oyston, B. A., Assistant- 
Tutor. 

Wesleyan Chapel Committee, John Bedford, William Edwards (a), 
General Secretaries (Manchester). 

370 Manchester, (Irwell-Street, ^c,,) George B. Mellor, Robert 

Eardley, B.A. (Pendleton), James Chalmers, 
M.A. (S win ton), J. Denholm Brash. 

371 Manchester, (Grosvenor^Street, ^c.,) Samuel Romilly Hall, 

George Follows, David J. Waller, George S. 
Tyler (Fairfield). 

372 Manchester, (Great Bridgewater- Street, ^c.,) Samuel Wilkinson, 

Joseph Exell (Eccles), George Fleteher (Stret- 
ford), John D. Stevens. 

373 Manchester, (Oxford-Road, ^c.,) William Hurt, Richard Green, 

George Charter ; Thomas H. Walker, Thomas 
Hickey, Henry Holmes, Supernumeraries. 

374 Manchester, (Radnor- Street, ^c.,) William H. Taylor, John 

Jeffreys, Richard Stevens ; Moses Rayner, 
Joseph Sykes, Supernumeraries. 

375 Manchester, (Gravel-Lane, ^*c.,) Henry Pollinger, Francis J. 

Sharr( Higher- Broughton), Thomas T. Lambert. 

376 Manchester, (Cheet ham- Hill, ^c.,) William T. Radcliffe, Charles 

Garrett, Henry Bone (Black ley) ; James Brooke, 
Joseph Lowthian, Edward Walker, Supernu- 
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877 Manchester^ (Welsh,) Bbenezer Morgan, who shall act ander the 
direction of the Chairman of the District. 

378 Altrinehamt John Martin (a), John Moore (Sale, Hear Man- 
chester), John C. Reddaway (Bowdon); John 
M'Owan (Bowdon), Supernumerary. 

879 Stockport^ {Tivtot-Dalet ^e.,) William Jessop, John W. Close, 

John Rhodes (b), Benjamin G. Wilkinson; 
William Bythway (Barlow-Moor, near Dids- 
hury), Supernumerary. 

880 Stockportf {Hill-Gate, ^c.,) Philip Fowler, Thomas Ayrton ; 

Richard Allen (a), Supernumerary « 

881 New^MiUs, William H. Robson, George T. Dixon. 

882 Glossop, Alfred Lockyer, Andrew I. Wharton (Hadfield). 

883 Ashton-undcT'Lyne, Henry Kirkland, William H. Kendall 

(Staleybridge), Alfred Wells (Mossley). 

884 Hyde, ' Henry Douthwaite, Henry Lewis. 

885 Oldham, {Manchester- Street,) Thomas Hardy, John Colwell 

(Middleton, near Manchester), Charles A. Col- 
lingwood ; Thomas P. Clark (Middleton), 
Supernumerary. 

886 Oldham, (Wesley,) John Morris, Robert Davidson, M.A. (Shaw); 

William lllingworth. Supernumerary. 
387 Saddleworth, Thomas Pearson (c) (Upper- Mill, near Manchester), 
Samuel Fogg. 

Samuel Romxllt Hall, Chairman of the District. 
Georob Fletcher, Financial Secretary. 

XXT.— THE BOLTON DISTRICT. 

888 Bolton, (Bridge- Street, S^c.,) William Williams (a), Henry W. 
Jackson, B.A., William N. Milnes. 

389 Bolton, (Wesley, ^c.,) Thomas Kent, Joseph Heaton, Albert 

Clayton (Edgeworth). 

390 Bolton, (Famworth, ^c.,) Joseph Posnett, John Taylor (Stone- 

clough, near Manchester). 
891 Bolton, (Park-Street, ^c.,) Henry M. Harvard, James Daniel. 
. Z92 Rochdale, (Union-Street, S^c.,) William Elton, Robert P. 
Downes. 

893 Rochdale, (Wesley, ^c.,) John Parkes, Walter Briseombe ; 

Richard Heape, Supernumerary. 

894 Heywood, Robert J. T. Hawksley, who shall change on one 

Sunday in every six weeks with the Ministers of 
the Rochdale Union-Street Circuit. 

395 Burnley, John G. Cox, John M. Bamford (Brierfield), 

Charles W. Prest; James Wilson, Supernu- 
merary. 

396 Padiham, William Winterburn, John Mackintosh. 

397 Bury, George Scott, D.D., John Wood, B.A. (Summer- 

seat, near Manchester), Thomas Wilde ; James 
P. Fairboum (RadcIifFe, near Manchester), 
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398 Blackburn^ John Ward, Joseph Officer (Over-Darwen), Edward 

J. Smith (Oakenshaw^near Accrington), Sampson 
Weaver. 

399 Haslingden^ Walter Vercoe, John M. Wamsley, Edwin Mosscrop 

(Ramshottom). 

400 Jccringion^ John P. Sumner, John T. Waddy, Edward R. 

Edwards. 

401 Bacupt James Carr, James D. Tetley, John Martin (b). 

402 RawtenskUli {near Manchester,) Thomas Wood (a), William 

Cullum. 

403 Colne, William Watson (a), John Clements (Bamoldswick). 

404 Barrowford and Nelson, William Allen (c) (Nelson, near Bum- 

ley), John Aldred (Barrowford). 

405 Cliiheroe, William Sinclair, David Solomon. 

406 Leigh^ Rohert Uaworth, John Emherton, William E. 

Codling (Cadishead, near Warrington) ; John 
Saul (Tyldesley), Supernumerary. 

William Williams (a), Chairman of the District. 
Henry W. Jackson, B.A., Financial, Secretary^ 

XXII.— THE HALIFAX AND BRADFORD DISTRICT. 

407 Halifax, (South Parade, S^c.,) William Ford, Thomas Overton ; 

James Loutit, Supernumerary. 

408 Halifax, ( Wesley, S^c,,) Jacob Morton, Marshall Randies, John 

A. Barrowclough, B.A. 

409 Huddersjield, {Queeur Street, S^c.,) James Nance, John S. Pawlyn, 

Josiah Mee (Almondbury). 

410 Huddersfield, (JBuxton^Road, 8^c,,) George Cumock, William D. 

Barton, George Kenyon (Linthwaite, near Hud- 
dersfield). 

411 Holmfirth, Joseph Bate, Frederick Friend. 

412 Sowerby-Bridge, John P. Lock wood, John Hooton (Eling-cross, 

near Halifax). 

413 Stainland, Sampson Reynolds, William Kendrew (Greetland). 

414 Todmorden, Jacob Turvey, Daniel Pearson. 

415 Hebden-Bridye, near Manchester, John Dowty, M.A., Stephen 

Forrest (Mytholmroyd, near Manchester), John 
P. Elton. 

416 Denby-Dale, John Imisson, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every six weeks with the Ministers of the 
two Huddersfield Circuits, alternately. 

417 Bradford, {Kirhyate, %c.,) Thomas Thompson, M.A.y William 

Willan, Thomas Nattrass. 

418 Bradford, (Manningham, ^c.,) Samuel Walker, Ebenezer Evans, 

Joseph C. Woodcock ; James Dixon, D.D., 
William Lord, Supernumeraries. 

419 Bradford, {Eastbrook, S^c,,) George C. Harvard, John Gostick, 

Henry Balls, Robert Morton. 

420 Bradford, {Great-Horton, S^c.,) David Barley, Enoch *" 

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421 Keighley^ Willson Brarhford, Edward Watson, Sampson 

Cocks (Haworth), William J. Brown (Oakworth), 
W. Woodward Spencer; Jonathan J. Bates, 
William Sugden (Oakworth), Supernumeraries. 

422 Bingley, John Walter, Thomas Hackett. 

423 Cullingworth, William H. W. Evans, who shall change on one 

Sunday in every four weeks with the Ministers 
of the Bingley Circuit 

424 Shipley, Rohert Cooke, Agur B. Gardiner, George W. 

Russell (Saltaire) ; Thomas Dunn, Supernu- 
merary, 

425 Charlestown, James E. Hargreaves (Baildon, near Leeds), who 

shall change on one Sunday in every four weeks 
with the Ministers of the Shipley Circuit. 

426 Skiptan, John W. Thomas, Edward F. Hardwick ; The- 

ophilus Pugh (Gargrave), Supernumerary. 

427 Addingham and Ilkley, Giffard Dorey, who shall change on one 

Sunday in every four weeks with the Ministers 
of the Bradford Circuits, successively. 

428 CrosS'Hills, William M. Stapleton, Robert Passmore (Icom- 

shaw). 

429 Grassington, William H, Major, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every quarter with the Ministers of the 
Skipton Circuit ^ 

430 Settle, William W. Grigg, who shall change on one 

Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers of 
the Skipton Circuit. 

Willson Brailsford, Chairman of the District. 
Sampson Cocks, Financial Secretary. 

XXIII.— THE LEEDS DISTRICT. 

431 Leeds, {Brunswick, 8^c,,) John H. Lord, Stephen P. Harvard, 

George E. Young, William Willey ; John Road- 
house, Supernumerary. 

Wesley an Theological Institution, Headingley Branch : John 
Farrar, President of the Conference ; John 
Lomas, Theological Tutor; Benjamin Hellier, 
Classical Tutor ; George G. Findlay, B.A., 
Assistant-Tutor. 

IVoodhousC'Crove Schhoi, {Apperley- Bridge, near Leeds,) Henry 
H. Chettle, Governor and Chaplain. 

432 Leeds, {Oxford-Place, S^c.,) William Tyson, Thomas Chapmness, 

William Bunting (Holbeck). 

433 Leeds, {Headingley, <^c.,) John Burton, Charles H. Floyd 

(Kirkstall) ; Joseph Floyd (Kirkstall), Supernu- 
merary. 

434 Leeds, {St. Peter's, ^-c.,) John Tindall, George Walker, William 

Unsworth. 

435 Leeds, {Wesley, cj-c.,) Richard Brown (a), Herbert Hoare, Hum- 

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436 Bramley, (near Leeds,) George Rowe, T. Tapley Short (Airoley), 

Edwin O. Coleman (Horsforth), H. Oweji Ratten- 
bury (Stanningley), Robert CuUey (Farnley). 

437 Wakefield^ Thomas Pearson (b), Peter N. Andrews, Robert 

W. Starr. 

438 Birstal, Martin Jubb (Birstal, near Leeds), John Brash 

(Batley), John H. Grubb (Gomersal, near Leeds), 
Charles Dawe (Westgate-Hill). 

439 Morley, John Hornby, Edward J. Brailsford. 

440 Dewsbury, Edmund Oldfield, John S. Banks, John H. 

Morgan (Mirfield). 

441 Ossett and Horbury, James Gillings, John Dymond (Horbury). 

442 Knaresboroughf John Walters, Isaac Pollitt. 

443 Harrogate, Josiah Pearson, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every four weeks with the Ministers of the 
Leeds Circuits, successively ; Richard Felvus, 
Supernumerary. 

444 Otley, James Kendall, William Wilson (c), John F. Raw 

(Burley-in-Wharfedale) ; George Roebuck, 
Supernumerary. 

445 Paieley 'Bridge, John B. James, Frederick Hunter. 

446 Pante/ract, Samuel Simpson (a), Samuel Wray (Knottingley), 

Alfred Freeman (b). 

447 Castleford, (near Normanton,) Henry Needle, Matthew C. 

Pennington. 

448 Cleckheaton, Charles G. Turton (Heckmondwike, vid Nor- 

manton), William G. Beardmore ; William 
Drewett (Heckmondwike), Supernumerary. 

449 Yeadon, (near Leeds,) William Slack, who shall change on one 

Sunday in every four weeks with the Ministers 
of the Woodhouse-Grove Circuit. 

450 Woodhouse-Grove, (A^erley'Bridge,)'Bi\Qh9x^?eBxi, John Jenkin 

(Idle, near Leeds). 

JoHjji Farrar, President of the Conference, 

Chaiijnan of the District, 
Richard Brown (a), Financial Secretary. 

XXIV.— THE SHEFFIELD DISTRICT. 

451 Sheffield^ (Carver- Street^ ^c.,) Henry L. Church, Joseph 

Smithies, William H. Tindall ; John Kirk (b), 
Supernumerary. 
Wesley College, John Harvard, Governor and Chaplain. 

452 Sheffield^ (Norfolk- Street, S^c.,) Joseph Hargreaves, John S. 

Workman, Jonathan Henshall, Samuel Sheard, 
William Brewins (Attercliffe), George Boggis 
(Heeley) ; Henry Padgham (Woodhouse), 
Supernumerary. 

453 Sheffield, (Ebenezer, ^c.,) Anthony Ward, Robert Posnett, 

Charles F. Nightingale ; Thomas Denharo, 
Supernumerary. 
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454 Sheffield, (Thomcliffe, S^c.,) Charles Povah, John H. Lbxley. 

455 Chesterfield, Thomas Harding, Henry Marchbank. 

456 Bakewell, Joseph Caley, who shall change on one Sunday in 
• every six weeks with the Ministers of the Mat- 
lock-Bath add Brad well Circuits, alternately. 

457 Bradwellf Jonathan Barrowclough. 

458 Rotkerham, John H. Norton, William T. Armstrong, Joseph 

Olphert, John Kirk (c) ; John D. Julian, 
Supernumerary. 
^59 Watk-'upon-Dearne, Thomas H. Hill, Edward A. Wain, Henry 
M. Ratcliffe (Hoyland, near Barnsley). 

460 Doncaster, John Watson (a), Thomas Wenn, James F. 

Broughton, Robert F. Cape (Thome), William 
H. Walker. 

461 Barnsley 9 William F, Slater, Thomas H. Leale, Henry 

H. Vowles (Worsbro* Dale). 

462 Retford, Joseph Midgley, George Holbrey, Edwin Dixon ; 

John Wilson (a), Supernumerary. 

463 Worksop^ Joseph Howard (a), Nehemiah Smith ; John 

Bolam, Supernumerary. 

Joseph Harorbaves, Chairman of the District* 
Anthony Ward, Financial Secretary, 

XXV.— THE NOTTINGHAM AND DERBY DISTRICT. 

464 Nottingham, {Halifax- Place, ^c,,) John Rattenbury, Robert 

S. Coe, John J. Twells ; Daniel S. Tatham, 
Supernumerary. 

465 Nottingham, (Wesley, ^c.,) John Hartley, Joshua Mason, Owen 

Davies (Beeston); John H. FauU (Beeston), 
Supernumerary. 

466 Ilkestone, George Butcher, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every six weeks with the Ministers of the two 
Nottingham Circuits, alternately. 

467 Mansfield, Henry Hine, Isaac E. Page (Soudiwell), Nathaniel 

Stevens. 

468 Newark, Robert H. Hare, Robert Leake, John Qunnell; 

Robert Beauchamp, Supernumerary. 

469 Bingham, Isaac Rodgers, Frederick Haines. 

470 Leicester, Edward Nye, Peter Featherstone, Matthew Ingle ; 

Jacob Stanley, Supernumerary. 

471 Melton-Mmohray, James Eacott, James Bunting. 

472 Oakham, James Hartle, Samuel Lock (Uppingham). 

473 Stamford, Alfred Levell, Samuel Dodge. 

474 Grantham, William Swallow, William G, Pascoe; Andrew 

Mackintosh, Supernumerary. 

475 Peterborough, Albert H. M*Tier, John Newell (Crowland), 

Walter Fuller. 

476 Loughborough, Edmund Lockyer, Henry G. FauU. 

*7 Castk'Donington, John Dixon (a), W. Theophilus Davison, B.A. 
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478 Derby, John Rhodes (a), John S. Fordham, John M. 

Filter, John H. Rogers. 

479 Ashbourne^ Joseph I. Page, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every four weeks with the Ministers of the 
Derby Circuit 

480 Belper, Robert W. Pordige, William Calvert. 

481 Ripley, {near Derby,) Henry Cattle, T. Galland Hartley; James 

J. Topham, Supernumerary. 

482 Ashby-de^la^Zauch, Joseph Sutton, James W. Winspear (Wpod- 

ville, near Burton-on-Trent), John Gibson (a) 
(Swannington), Robert Renton ; Benjamin 
Frankland (Swadlincote), Supernumerary. 

483 Burton-on-Trent, Charles Nightingale, Winterley Crouch. 

484 Matlock-Bath, William R. C. Cockill, Ulric H. Allen (Wirks- 

worth) ; Frederick Slight, Supernumerary. 

John Rattenbury, Chairman of the District. 
* Robert S. Cos, Financial Secretary. 

XXVI.— THE LINCOLN DISTRICT. 

485 Lincoln^ Michael Johnson, Samuel M'Aulay, Henry R. 

Burton, John Clegg. 

486 Sleaford, Ebenezer Moulton, (a), Richard W. Butterworth, 

' Thomas Harvey. 

487 Market'Rasen, Samuel Timms, Benjamin N. Haworth, John 

Palmer. 

488 Louth, William Lindley, Henry Hayman, James Wright, 

Edmund Holroyd. 

489 Horncastle, Thomas Heeley, Thomas Brighouse ; Samuel Joll, 

Supernumerary. 

490 Bardney, Seth Dixon (a), George H. Brown. 

491 Alford, Thomas Wilkinson, James Cooke (b), Henry 

Valentine ; Thomas Cocking, Supernumerary. 

492 Coningsby, George Buckley, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every quarter with the Ministers of the 
Horncastle Circuit. 

493 Spilsby, Felix H. Pickworth, Edward Brioe; John Nic- 

holson^ Supernumerary. 

494 Boston, Alexander Puddicombe, William Barrowclougb, 

Charles D. Newman. 

495 Wairifleet, George Cartwright, Richard Groves (Wrangle). 

496 Spalding, William Robinson (a), Christopher B. Sykes (Hoi- 

beach), William H. Dale. 

497 Bourne, William Jackson (b), who shall change on one 

Sunday in every four weeks with the Ministers 
of the Stamford Circuit. 

l Michael Johnson, Chairman of the District. 
William Lindlet, Financial Secretary, 

XXVII.— THE HULL DISTRICT. 

498 Hull, {Waltham-Street, ^c.,) John H. James, D.D., Secretary 



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of the Conference, Samuel Lord, John Henahall, 

George S. Weston. 
499 Hull, (George-Yard, ^c.,) John H. Beech, Thomas Bracken - 

bjiry, George H. Smith ; Robert Jackson (Sutton), 

Supernumerary. 
600 Beverley, John Tucker, Ebenezer A. Gardiner. 

501 Dr^ld, Robert Lewis (a), William J. Frankland, Ralph 

M. Spoor. 

502 Howde»t Hugh Johnson, . Theophilus S. Gregory, William 

C. Williams. 

503 Patringtatif Edward Russell, William Russell (Hedon, near 

Hull). 

504 Hornsea, Henry Keet, Joseph H. Cadman. 

505 Grimsby, {George- Street,) James Little, Wesley Brunyate, 

Amos White. 

506 Grimsby, (Caisior and Laceby^) Timothy R. Moxon (Caistor), 

William M. Kidman (Waltham). 

507 Gainsborough, Henry Banks, David Jones (a). 

508 Epworth, {near Batvtry), Edward B. Pinder, William D. Johnson 

(Owston-Ferry, near Bawtry). 

509 Snaith, John Eaton, Josiah Felvus ; Thomas Pearson (a) 

(Drax, near Selby), Supernumerary. 

510 Goole, John Gilbert, Charles W. L. Christien. 

511 Brigg, William Satchell, John Brown (c) ; Thomas Short, 

Thomas Brown, Supernumeraries. 

512 Barton-on-Humber, Henry Richardson, Edmund B. Warters 

(Ulceby), William Parsonson (Winterton, vid 
Brigg), Major F. Peet. 

513 Bridlington, John Shipham (Bridlington-duay), Thomas Horton 

(Bridlington), William Morgan (b) (Bridlington) ; 
Matthew Banks (Bridlington), Supernumerary. 

John H. James, D.D., Secretary of the Conference, 

Chairman of the District, 
John H. Beech, Financial Secretary, 

XXVIIL— THE YORK DISTRICT. 

514 York, {New-Street, ^'C,) James Grose, James Allen (b), John 

C. Greaves, James E. Clapham ; William Jewett, 
Joseph Mortimer, Supernumeraries. 

515 York, {Wesley, 8^c,,) James P. Dunn, Joseph Whiteside. 

516 Tadcaster, Henry Graham, George Wood, James Taylor (b) 

(Boston-Spa). 

517 Pocklington, George Patterson, Abel Burgess, Luke Scott 

(Market-Weighton). 

518 Malton, Joseph Dyson, Edwin Hay ward, Joseph Finne- 

more ; John I. Muff, Supernumerary. 

519 Easingwold, Miles B. Pickering, George G. S. Thomas. 

520 Helmsley, Thomas Craven, who shall change on one Sunday 

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521 Scarborough, Thomas Brookes, William D, Williams, Josiah 

Banham. 

522 Skerburn, John T. Harwood, William B. Saul, M.A. 

523 Filey, Anthony G. Ward, Richard Butterworth (Hun- 

manhy). 

524 Pickering, Samuel Brocksop, Frederick Hart. 

525 Kirby-Moorside, Joseph R. Clerainson, William E, Gardner. 

526 Thirsk, John Harrop, Charles Brighouse; John Parry, 

Alexander T. Weir, Supernumeraries. 

527 Northallerton, George Gregor, Joseph Charlesworth (Brompton). 

528 Ripen, George Russell, Joseph Morris (Boroughbridge, 

near York), Alfred Elvidge. 

529 Selby, Thomas Sheers, William Foster, Joseph Rhodes (a). 

[James Grose, Chairman of the District, 
James P. Dunn, Financial Secretary. 

XXIX,— THE WHITBY AND DARLINGTON DISTRICT. 

530 Whitby, George Abbott, William King, William Middleton. 

531 Danby, David Williams (Danby, Yarm, Yorkshire), who 

shall change on one Sunday in every six weeks 
with the Ministers of the Whitby Circuit. 

Thomas M. Rodham, John E. Doubleday (Eston). 

Samuel Taylor, John Westlake (Redcar). 

James Hughes, Joseph B. Dawson, Arthur B. 
Holford. 

William Bond, Joseph Adams, John W. Marrls. 

536 Middlesborough, George Bamley, James L. Posnett ; Harry 

Pedley, Supernumerary. 

537 Hartlepool, John Rossell, George Barlow (West-Hartlepool). 
638 Barnard' Castle, William Fern, William J. Hedley ; James 

Rosser (Barningham), Supernumerary. 

539 Bishop-Auckland, John Talbot, Abel Wood (Spennymoor), Wil- 

liam M. Armistead (Crook), Thomas Hepton. 

540 Middleham, John Malvern, John Watson (b). 

541 Halves and Sedbergh, Joseph M. Browne, who shall change on 

one Sunday in every six weeks with the Ministers 
of the Middleham Circuit ; William Moister 
(Sedbergh), Supernumerary. 

Thomas Waterhouse, Arthur A. Southerns. 

George Smith (c), Thomas Rowson (Gunnerside). 

James Faulkner, John Priestley (Masham). 

John Talbot, Chairman of the District. 
James Hughes, Financial Secretary, 

XXX.— THE NEWCASTLE DISTRICT. 

545 NewcastU-upon-Tyne, {Brunswick, 8^c,,) William Andrews, 

Frederick Griffiths, Amos Dyson. 

546 Newcastle-upon-Tyne, {Blenheim- Street, ^c.,) John Fletcher, 

George Latham, Joshua Haigh. 



532 Stokesley, 

533 Guisborough, 

534 Darlington, 

535 Stockton, 



542 Richmond, 

543 Reeth, 

544 Bedale, 



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547 Gatesheadf Thomas Haslam, Alfred Freeman (a), John £, 
Pater, William Oldfield, 

648 North^Shields, William W. Duke, Mark Davenport, William 
C. Lawry (Tynemouth); George Turner (a), 
Elijah Toyne, Supernumeraries. 

549 South' Shields, John Kirk (a), Robert Stephenson, B.A., Alfred 

J. French, B.A. (East-Jarrow), Forster Crozier 
( Jarrow-on-Tyne ) ; Humphrey Stevenson, 
Supernumerary. 

550 Blyth, Samuel J. Smith, James Cuthbertson. 

551 Morpeth, Edward Horton, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every six weeks with the Ministers of the 
Blyth Circuit. 

552 Sunderland, (Sans-Street, ^c,,) Thomas Vasey, Peter Mackenzie, 

Joseph Dawson. 

553 Sunderland, {Fawcett- Street, S^c,,) Edward Jones (a), John 

H. Anderson. 

554 Sunderland, (Whitburn-Street, S^c,,) George Savery, Thomas 

W. Johnstone. 

555 Houghton-'le' Spring, Richard Petch, William Watson (b). 

556 Durham, John Booth, James W. Eacott, John S. Vint 

(Coxhoe), Edward Thompson (Chester-le- 
Street 

557 Wolsingham, Charles H. Bishop, Henry Gibson (St. John's, 

Weardale), John Stembridge (Stanhope). 

558 Hexham, John W. Henderson, George Reid (Corbridge), 

Richard Crozier. 

559 Shotley-Bridge, Richard Stepney, Thomas W.Blanshard, Thomas 

Hind (Black-Hill). 

560 Alston^ Thomas Cannell, John R. Bennett (Haltwistle), 

George Hepplewhite. 

561 AllendaU'Town, William Stevinson, Joseph Hall (Limestone- 

Brae, Haydon-Bridge). 

562 Alnwick, Henry Badger, Joseph Symes (Amble). 

563 Berwick, William Limmex, who shall change on one Sun- 

day in every six weeks with the Ministers of the 
Alnwick Circuit. 

Thomas Vasey, Chairman of the District. 
Alfred Freeman (a), Financial Secretary. 

XXXI.— THE CARLISLE DISTRICT. 

564 Carlisle, Hugh Jones (a), Wesley Butters, James Morrison. 
665 Brampton, (near Carlisle,) Jonathan Cadman, who shall change 

on one Sunday in every quarter with the 
Ministers of the Carlisle Circuit. 

566 Whitehaven, George Hagen, William H. Moseley. 

567 Workington, Robert N. Barritt, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every month with the Ministers of the White- 
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568 Cockermouth and Keswick, George H. Chambers, Thomas Har- 

greaves (Keswick). 

569 Appleby and Kirkhy- Stephen, Thomas Hen wood, George H. 

Shafto (Kirkby-Stephen). 

570 PenrUh, William Chambers, George F. Maugham, George 

Quiggin (Kirk-Oswald), John H. Corson* 

571 Wigton and Maryport, Charles J. Barton, Silas Jones (Mary port). 

572 Kendal, Tilney Rising, John Burdon (Ambleside), Thomas 

Nicholson. 

573 Ulverstane, Edward Abraham, Theophilus D. Anderson, B.A* 

(Barrow-in-Furness), Alexander F. Fogwell 
(Dalton-in-Furness) • 

574 Dumfries^ William Sellers, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every quaf ter with the Ministers of the Carlisle 
Circuit. 

Hugh Jones (a). Chairman of the District, 
Edward Abraham, Financial Secretary. 

XXXIL— THE ISLE OF MAN DISTRICT. 

575 Douglas, William Faulkner, W. Rodwell Jones, Harrison 

Fenwick. 

576 Castletown, Robert Cass, James Bolton. 

577 Ramsay, Joseph Garrett, George Robinson (b), Thomas 

Austin. 

578 Peel, Joseph Hirst, Robert Odery. 

William Faulkner, Chairman of the District, 

XXXIII.— THE EDINBURGH AND ABERDEEN DISTRICT. 

579 Edinburgh, G. Stringer Rowe, W. Wheatley Smith (Bathgate), 

William Griffiths. 

580 Leiih, Samuel Abell, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every six weeks with the Ministers of the 
Edinburgh and Dunbar Circuits, alternately, k. 

581 Dunhar, Thomas J. Macartney, who shall change on one 

Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers of 
the Edinburgh and Leith Circuits, alternately. 

582 Greenock, Joseph Cranswick, who shall change on one Sun- 

day in every six weeks with the Ministers of the 

Glasgow ^Cathcart-Road) Circuit. 
588 Glasgow, (John-Street, S^c.^ Edward A. Telfer, James P. Keeley. 
584 Glasgow, [St, Thomas's, ^c.,) William H. Cave, who shall change 

on one Sunday in every six weeks with the 

Ministers of the Glasgow (John-Street) Circuit ; 

David Stewart, Supernumerary. 
£85 Glasgow, (jCathcart-Road, S^c.,) William Maltby, W. Boswell 

Lowther. 
586 Glasgow, (jClaremont'Street, ^c.,) John F. Moody ; Roger Moore, 

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587 Dumbarton^ Joseph R. Hewitson who shall change on one 

Sunday in every six weeks with the Ministers 
of the Glasgow (Claremont-Street) Circuit 

588 Airdrie^ John Tesse3'inan, who shall change on one Sun- 

day in every six weeks with the Ministers of the 
Wallacestone Circuit. 

589 Wallacestone^ Edward Baylis (Redding-by-Falkirk), William 

Waters (Kilsyth). 
690 Stirling and Dome, T. Inglis Walsh, who shall preach at Wallace- 
stone on one Sunday in every six weeks. 

591 AyTf Newton R. Penny, George M. CoUedge (Ste- 

warton), William Greenwood (Girvan), 

592 Aberdeen, John Bell (a), James Fletcher (Peterhead), 

William Stevinson, B.A. (Inverurie). 

593 Dundee, {fVard-Road,) Henry J. Pope. 

594 Dundee, (Wellington^ Street,) Thomas L. Parker, who shall change 

on one Sunday in every month with the Minis- 
ter of the Dundee (Ward-Road) Circuit 

595 Perth, Joseph Butters, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every six weeks with the Ministers of the 
Dundee Circuits. 

596 Arbroath and Montrose, John W. Moody, George E. Shears, 

B.A. (Montrose). 

597 Banff, Richard Webb, John M. Mangles (Portessie). 

598 Inverness, John Drake. 

John Drake, Chairman of the District. 
Henry J. Pope, Financial Secretary, 

XXXIV.— THE ZETLAND-ISLES DISTRICT. 

599 Lerwick, George Hobson, James Drummond. 

600 Dunrossness, John C. Stuart. 

601 Walls, Thomas H. Horrell. 

602 Northmavin and Delting, Joseph Bacon. 

603 North Isles, James A. Rimmer (Unst). 

N.B. 1. The Ministers in the Zetland Isles shall 
change regularly with each other, under the 
direction of the Chairman of the District. 

2. The Zetland-Isles District is placed under the 
supervision of the Home-Missionary Committee. 

3. Subscriptions especially in aid of the work of God 
in the Zetland Isles may be paid to the Trea- 
surers of the Home-Mission and Contingent Fund. 

George Hobsok, Chairman of the District, 



APPOINTMENTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF WESLEYANS 
IN THE ARMY AND ROYAL NAVY. 

The Camp, Alder shot, Richard Hardy, Henry E. Thompson. 
Chatham Garrison, Richard W. Allen. 
The Camp, Shorncliffe, Benjamin Broadley. 



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Portsmouth Garrison^ Joseph Webster. 

Dublin Garrison, James Tobias. 

The Camp, Curragh, John Duncan. 

Garrison and Naval Port of Malta, William S. Caldecott, John P.Lowe. 

Gibraltar Garrison, Richard B. Lyth. 

Bermuda^ Stephen Humphry. 



APPOINTMENTS OF HOME-MISSIONARY MINISTERS. 

No. of 
Circuit. 

1 London, {City^Road,) George H. Camburn. 
London, {German Mission,) William H. Johnston. 
Sandhurst, {Berks,) Joseph B. Alger. 

2 London, {Hoxton,) William D. Sarjeant 
6 London, {Hackney,) Edward Burton. 

8 London, (Spitalfields,) John Jones (b). 

9 London, {BethnaUGreen,) George Scott (b). 

11 London, {Bom^ James S. Cooke. 

12 London^ (Canning" Town,) Stephen Cox. 

13 Stratford, Alexander M*Aulay. 
16 Saffron-Walden, J. Holland Brown. 
18 Southend and Leigh, James H. Taylor. 

22 Watford, William Ludlow. 

23 Uxbridge, John Gibson (b). 

25 London, {South-East,) Joseph Dixon. 

31 London, (Bayswater,) Nebemiah Cumock (b). 

32 London^, {Batter sea,) William Hudson. 

40 Croydon, Jacob Stephenson, B.A. 

41 Kingston and Cobham, Joseph HolliSi Alfred Llewellyn. 

42 Chertsey, Alfred Sargent. 
46 Eastbourne, James S. Hill. 

49 Guildford, Henry J. Sykes, Joseph C, Harrop. 

50 Petersjield, Andrew Baxter. 
88 Norwich, James S. Bellman. 

]28 Bournemouth, George C. Mayes. 

133 Southampton, Jonathan Foster. 

142 Jersey, {French,) Philip Le Gresley. 

186 Williion, Henry Small wood (d). 

218 Warminster, Thomas H. Penrith. 

237 Builth, Joseph Shrimpton. 

242 Aberystwyth, David Thomas. 

245 Treherbert, i^c, Hugh WilliamB. 

285 Hanley, Ishmael Evans. ^ 

288 Birmingham, {New^Town Row, ^c.,) Thomas Cross. 

303 Malvern, David Griffiths. 

317 Leominster, William Hare. 

326 Crewe, Isaac Harding. 

339 Liverpool, {Pitt-Street,) Thomas Featherstonehaugfa. 

342 Birkenhead, John H. ShoU. 



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No. of 
Circuit. 

848 Llandudno, Joseph Willis. 
349 Rhyl, Benjamin B. Waddy. 

353 Whitchurch, (Salop,) George Hack. 
361 Preston, (Lune- Street,) Henry F. Kelvey. 
384 Hyde, ^ Henry Lewis. 
387 Saddleworth, Samuel Fogg. 
422 Bingley, Thomas Hackett. 

424 Saltaire, George W. Russell. 

436 Famley, Robert Culley. 

452 Sheffield, {Norfolk- Street,) George Boggis. 

453 Sheffield, (Ebenezer,) Charles F. Nightingale. ' 

454 Shield, (Thornclife,) John H. Loxley. 
458 Rotherham, John Kirk (c). 

460 Doncaster, WiUiam H. Walker. 

461 Bamsley, Henry H. Vowles. 

523 Filey, Anthony G. Ward, Richard Butterworth. 

539 Bishop- Auckland, Abel Wood. 

548 Tynemouth, William C. Lawry. 

564 Carlisle, James Morrison. 

572 Ambleside, John Burdon. 

579 Bathgate, W. Wheatley Smith. 

583 Glasgow, {John- Street^ James P. Keeley. 

585 Glasgow, {Cat heart- Road,) W. Boswell Lowther. 

586 Glasgow, {Claremont- Street,) John F. Moody. 

587 Dumbarton, Joseph Hewitson. 

591 Stewarton, George M. Colledge. ^ 

Girvan, William Greenwood. 

597 Portessie, John M. Mangles. 

599 Lerwick, George Hobson, James Drummond. 

600 Dunrossness, John C. Stuart. 

601 Walls, Thomas H. Horrell. 

602 Northmavin and Belting, Joseph Bacon. 

603 North Isles, {Unst,) James A. Rimmer. 



IRELAND. 

I.— THE DUBLIN DISTRICT. 

604 Dublin, (Stephen' s-Green, Centenary Chapel, 8^c.,) Joseph W. 
M*Kay, Wallace M'Mullen (Sandymount), 
Richard S. D. Campbell; Thomas Meredith 
(Sandymount), Robert Boyd, Supernumeraries. 
N.B. Robert G. Cather, LL.D., is, by permission 
of the Conference, employed in England in the 
service of a religious Society. 
^xional School, Thomas A. M^Kee, Governor and Chaplain. 
Garrison, James Tobias. 
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605 Dublin, {Abbey- Street, S^c,,) William G. Price, Robert Crawford 

Johnson, James Morrow. 

606 Dublin, (Rathmines,) Thomas Moran ; Robert Masaroon, D.D., 

Supernumerary. 

607 Dublin, {Cork-Street,) Robert Huston, who shall change once 

in every six weeks with the Minister of the 
Rathmines Circuit. 

608 Dublin^ {BlackhalUPlace,) Edward Best, who shall change once 

in every three weeks with the Ministers of the 
Abbey-Street Circuit. 

609 Kingstown, Charles L. Grant, John Moore (Blackrock), James 

Thompson. 

610 Drogheda, Benjamin Bayly, William Quaile (Dundalk) ; John 

Carey, Supernumerary. 

61 1 WickloWf Irvine Johnston. 

612 Rathdrum, William Lough (Arklow), James M. Sayers. 

613 Tullamore, Frederick Elliott, Samuel Bates ; John Hughes 

(Ballybrittas), Supernumerary. 

614 Maryborough, Samuel Weir. 

615 Abbeyleiz, Samuel Duniop, who shall change once in every 

four weeks with the Minister at Maryborough. 

616 Longford, William Christie, James Nixon ; John Nelson 

(Aughry-House, Dromod), Supernumerary. 

617 Aihlone, George G. Ballard. 

General Mission in Leinster and Ulster, William G. Campbell 
(Blackrock, Dublin). 

MISSIONARY STATIONS. 

1 Lucan and Trim, Samuel Patterson (Celbridge), John Foster (Trim). 

2 Bray, Gibson M^Millen {Missions and Schools), Samuel 

Hollingsworth ; Thomas T. N. Hull (Dalkey), 
Supernumerary. 

Joseph W. M*Kat, Chairman of the District. 
Wallace M'Mullen, Secretary, 

II.— THE WATERFORD DISTRICT. 

618 Waterford, William Crook, D.D. 

619 Clonmel, John C. Storey. 

620 Carlow, Thomas Pearson, John H. Martin (Athy); John S. 

Bassett, Supernumerary. 

621 Newtownbarry, Charles Wood, Martin Hynes ; Henry J. Giles 

(Monamolin, Gorey), Supernumerary. 

622 Wexford, John Hazelton, Stewart Smith. 

MISSIONARY station. 

3 Kilkenny, Edward Harte, Hugh Moore (b). 

William Crook, D.D., Chairman of the District, 
John Hazelton, Secretary. 

III.— THE CORK DISTRICT. 

623 C(yrk, William Gorman, Wesley Guard. 



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624 Queenstown and Passage-West^ Robert Hazleton, James Coote 

(Passage- West). 

625 Bandon^ Henry Evans, Walter H. Price (Dunraanway) ; 

Thomas Waugh, Supernumerary. 

626 Clonakiliy^ John Walker, Alexander English. 

627 SkibbereeUf John Donald, Edward De Courcy. 

MISSIONARY STATIONS. 

4 YoiLghalf John Liddy, Supernumerary. 

5 Fermoy, Robert Black. 

6 Kinsale, One to be sent. 

7 Berekaveri'Mines, Robert Knowles. 

8 Tralee, William fi. Monahan, Richard Duke ; John Nasb 

(Kenmare), Supernumerary. 

John Donald, Chairman of the District, 
William Gorman, Secretary, 

IV.— THE LIMERJCK DISTRICT. 

628 Limerick f Oliver M*Cutcheon; James B. Gillman, Super- 

numerary. 

629 Adare and Rathkeale, James Murdock (Ratbkeale). 

630 Roscrea and Parsonstown, Thomas W. Baker, Edward C. West. 

631 Cloughjordan, John Good (Borrisokane). 

General Mission in Munster and Connaught, John Carson (Thurles). 

MISSIONARY stations. / 

9 Ballinasloet Thomas Foster. 

10 Nenagh, Jeremiah Wilson. 

1 1 Kilrushf Edward M. Banks. 

12 EnniSf Richard T, Tracy, Supernumerary. Letters to 

be addressed to Limerick. 

13 Galway, Mortlock Long. 

14 Oughterard and Clifden, Henry Geddes (Clifden). 

Oliver M'Cutcheon, Chairman of the District, 
James Murdock, Secretary. 

v.— THE SLIGO DISTRICT. 

632 Sligo, James C. Bass, John O. Park. 

633 Casllebary Robert A. Devers. 

634 Ballina and Killala, Edward Guard, William R. Starkey. 

635 Drumshambo and Boyle^ James Collier, A. E. Kinmouth. 

636 Manorhamilton^ Hugh C. Walshe (Blacklion), Andrew Rutledge, 

William Crawford, M.A. 

missionary station. 

15 Westport, Colin M*Kay, who shall change on one Sunday in 

every four weeks with the Minister of the 
Castlebar Circuit. 

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VI.— THE ENNISKILLEN DISTRICT. 

637 Enniskillen, Charles H. Crookshank, M.A., George R. Wedg- 

wood., 

638 Brookborough, George Barnes, John Nichol. 

639 IrvinestowTiy John S. M*Dade, William C. North; John R. 

Porter, Supernumerary, 

640 Bally shannon, Hugh M'Gahie, Samuel A, Robertson. 

641 Clonesj James Edwards, Thomas Wiley. 

642 Cootehill, Robert Hewitt, John Magill. 

643 Cavan, James Black. 

644 Killeshandra, Joseph Johnston, who shall change once in every 

four weeks with the Minister of the Cavan 

Circuit. 
General Mission in Ulster, George Kirkpatrick (Killeshandra). 
Robert Hewitt, Chairman of the District, 
John S. M'Dade, Secretary. 

VII.— THE LONDONDERRY DISTRICT. 

645 Londonderry f James Robertson, Robert S. Lee. 

646 Coleraine, James Donnelly ; John Hill (Portrush), Super- 

numerary. 

647 Newtownlimavaddy, William R. Carson. 

648 Ballycastle, John Gilbert. 

649 Castlederg^ Alexander Fullerton, John Hadden. 

650 Omagh, James Hughes, Gabriel Clarke; William Mulloy 

(Fintona), Supernumerary. 

MISSIONARY STATIONS. 

16 Strabane and Rathmelton, Robert Hamilton, Thomas M'Lorinan. 

17 Donegal, Robert J, Meyer. 

18 Dunkineely, Robert Johnson, George Donaldson (Ardara). 

19 Innishowen, Francis Douglas (Moville). 

James Hughes, Chairman of the District. 
James Donnelly, Secretary. 

VIII.— THE BELFAST DISTRICT. 

651 Belfast, {Donegall- Square,) George Vance. 

052 Belfast, (Frederick- Street,) John D. Powell, John W. Jones. 
(Jennymouni,) James Megarry, B.A. 

653 Belfast, {Falls-Road,) Robert G. Jones. 

654 Belfast, (Agnes- Street,) William P. Appelbe, LL.D., who shall 

change on one Sunday in every month with the 
Minister of the Falls-Road Circuit. 

655 Belfast, (University-Road,) John J. Landers. 

(Wesley-Place,) John B. Wallace, M.A. 

Methodist College, William Arthur, M.A., Principal and Theo- 
logical Tutor ; Robert Crook, LL.D., Head 
Master ; Benjamin Ralph, B.A., Assistant- 
Tutor ; Robinson Scott, L) D., Treasurer. 

N.B.— Dr. Scott will continue his services on behalf of the 
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656 Belfast^ (Ligoniel^) Robert ColHer, who sball change once in 

every month with the Minister of Jennymount. 

657 Belfast^ {Eliza- Street,) William H. Quarry, who shall change 

once in every month with the Minister of the 
Donegall-Square Circuit. 

658 Holywood^ William Gather. 

659 Ballyclare, Henry E. Henry, John M'William. 

660 Donaghadee, John Greer. 

661 Newtownards, John Wilson. 

Olastry and Portaferry, Samuel Hutchinson. 

662 Carrickfergus, John W. Ballard, Charles Robertson (Larne); 

Thomas Ballard, Supernumerary. ^ 

663 Magherafelty James Donald, William C. Doonan (Cookstown). \ 

664 Lishum, Richard Maxwell, William Hoey (b). 

665 Dromore^ John Oliver. 

MISSIONARY STATIONS. 

20 Downpatrick, Samuel Cowdy (b), Nicholas J. Warner. 

21 Ballymena, James Carey (Antrim), Charles Baskin. 

22 Belfast {Bally macarrett,) George Alley, Andrew M'llwaine. 

23 Combevy William Hoey (a). Supernumerary. 

William P. Appblbe, LL.D., Chairman of the District, 
Robert G. Jones, Secretary. 

IX.— THE PORTADOWN DISTRICT. 

666 Portadown^ John Dwyer, William Nicholas, Lindsay Parker. 

667 Netory, Wilson J. Storey, Richard Cole. 

668 DungannoUy Thomas Cooke, John O. Price. 

669 Stetoartstown, Thomas Greer. 

670 Armagh, Andrew Armstrong, Hugh T. Roulston. 

671 Lurgan, John Gilcriest, John £. Green ; John Armstrong, 

Supernumerary. 

672 Moira, Robert M. Morrison. 

673 Tandragee, Edward Johnston, Henry Ball (Gilford) ; Samuel 

Cowdy (a). Supernumerary. 

674 Banhridge, James Oliver. 

675 Monaghan, ^c, William B. Lebert, Thomas Knox (Castle- 

blayney) ; William Bumside, Supernumerary. 

676 Aughnacloy, Robert Geale. 

John Dwyer, Chairman of the District. 
John Gilcriest, Secretary. 

N.B. John Higgins and James B. Atkins, Super- 
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MISSIONS. 

I.— EUROPE. 

IRELAND. 

1 Luean and TVtm, Samuel Patterson (Celbridge), John Foster 

(Trim). 

2 Bray, Gibson M'Millen {Missions and Schools)^ Samuel 

Hollingsworth; Thomas T. N. Hull (Dalkey), 
Supernumerary. 
8 Kilkenntf, Edward Harte» Hugh Moore (b). 

4 Youghaif John Liddy, Supernumerary. 

5 Fermoy^ Robert Black. 

6 KinsaUj One to be sent 

7 Berehaven^Mines, Robert Knowles. 

8 IValee, 



9 BalUnashet 

10 Nenaghf 

11 Kilrush, 

12 EnniSf 

13 Galway, 



William B. Monahan, Richard Duke ; John Nash 

(Kenmare), Supernumerary. 
Thomas Foster. 
Jeremiah Wilson. 
Edward M. Banks. 
Richard T. Tracy, Supernumerary. Letters to be 

addressed to Limerick. 
Mortlock Long. 

14 Oughterard and Clifden, Henry Geddes (Clifden). 

15 Westpartf Colin M'Kay, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every four weeks with the Minister of the 
Castlebar Circuit. 

1 6 Sirabane and Rathmelton, Robert Hamilton, Thomas M'Lorinan. 

1 7 Donegal, Robert J. Meyer. 

18 Dunkineely, Robert Johnson, Oeorge Donaldson (Ardara). 

19 Innishowen, Francis Douglas (Moville). 

20 Downpatrick, Samuel Cowdy (b), Nicholas J. Warner. 

21 Ballymena, James Carey (Antrim), Charles Baskin* 

22 Belfast, {BallymaearreU,) George Alley, Andrew M'llwaine. 
28 Comber, William Hoey (a). Supernumerary. 

OBNBRAL MI88IONARIB8. 

24 Leinster and Ulster, William G. Campbell (Blackrock, Dublin), 

George Kirkpatrick (Killeshandra). 

25 Munster and Connaught, John Carson (Thurles). 

FRANCE. 

26 Paris, (English Work,) William Gibson, B.A. 

27 Rheims, (English Work,) John Mearns, Supernumerary. 

28 Boulogne, (English Work,) Joseph Gaskin. 

GERMANY. 

WURTEMBERO, BADEN, BAVARIA, AND AUSTRIA. 

29 Waiblingen, John C. Barratt ; Matthias Class (Winnenden), 

German Minister ; Johann Georg Ziegler (Stutt- 
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30 Stuttgart, {English,) To be supplied by the. Minister at Waiblingen. 

31 Cannstatt, (English,) To be supplied by the Minister at Waib- 

lingen. 

32 Prevorst, Jacob Klenk (Murrhardt), German Minister ; 

Johann Christian Koenig, Karl Christoph 
Beutenmiiller (Backnang), Assistant German 
Ministers. 

33 Hall, Michael Wiedmann, German Minister. 

34 Kirchberg, Crailsheim, Georg Henrich Funck, Assistant German » 

Minister. 

35 Oberurhacht Johann Gottlieb Steinlen, German Minister. 

36 Steinenberg^ To be supplied. 

87 Alfdarf, Christian Gottlieb Hiller, German Minister. 

88 Ulm, Blaubeiiren, ^c, {Bavaria,) Wilhelm Bantel, Assistant 

German Minister. 

39 Adelsheim, (Grand Duchy of Baden,) Christian Reiz, Assistant 

German Minister. 

40 Vienna^ {Austria,) Christian Dieterle, German Minister. 

John C. Barratt, Chairman of the District, and General 
Superintendent. 

ITALY. 

(northern division.) 

41 Padua, Henry J. Piggott, B.A. ; Giacomo Roland, 

Italian Minister. 

42 Vicenza, Alberigo Bossi, Italian Minister. 

43 Parma, Bartolommeo Gaultieri, Italian Minister. 

44 Mesizano and FicO'bellignano, Giuseppe Moreno, Italian Minister. 

45 Spezia, Ferdinando Bosio, Italian Minister. 

46 Intra, Benedetto Lissolo, Italian Minister. 

47 Cremona, Donato Patucelli, Italian Minister. 

48 Pavia, Giovanni Annigoni, Assistant Italian Minister. 

49 Florence, To be supplied. 

50 Asola and Aquanegra, Gaetano Zocco, Assistant Italian Minister. 

(southern division.) 

51 Naples, Thomas W. S. Jones ; Francesco Sdarelli, Italian 

Minister. 

52 CasertOf To be supplied. 

53 Capri, To be supplied. 

54 Salerno, Giuseppe Carile, Italian Minister. 

55 Cosema, Luigi Girone, Italian Minister. 

56 Messina, {Sicily,) Giuseppe Spaziante, Italian Minister. 

Henrt J. PiGGOTT, B.A., Chairman of the District, and 
General Superintendent, 

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL. 

Richard B 

An agent. 

59 Oporto, An agent. 



57 Gibraltar, Richard B. Lyth. 

58 Barcelona, An agent. 



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II.— ASIA. 

CEYLON. 

I.— THE SINGHALESE DISTRICT. 
. (south.) 

60 Colombo, South, {Colpetty^) John Scott (b) ; John Henry AbeyasS- 

kara, Native Minister. 

61 Colombo, North, (The Pettah,) Robert Tebb ; Daniel Henry 

Pereira, Henry Marthenez, Native Ministers ; 
Peter Gerhard de Zylva, Supernumerary. 

62 Kandy, George Bangh ; David FonsSka, Native Minister. 

63 Negombo, Peter Bartholomew Pereira, Native Minister. 
{Katana^ A Catechist, under the care of the Minister of the 

Negombo Circuit 

64 Seedua, Henry Pereira, Native Minister. 

65 Minuangoda, Peter Salgado, Native Minister. 

N.B. The Superintendent of the Colombo North 
Circuit is directed to visit Negombo, Seedua, 
or Minuangoda, once in every six weeks. The 
Ministers of the Seedua and Minuangoda Cir- 
cuits are to change on one Sunday in every six 
weeks. 

66 Wellewatta, David de Silva, Native Minister. 

67 QalkUae, A Catechist, under the care of the Minister of the 

Wellewatta Circuit. 

68 Angulany, Paul Rodrigo« Native Minister. 

69 Morotto, (Rawattawatta,) Oberis Jansz Goonesekara, Native Minis- 

ter. 

70 Morotto, {Mulla,) Joseph Fernando, Native Minister. 

N.B. The Ministers of the two Morotto Cir- 
cuits are to change on one Sunday in every 
month. 

71 Watlalpola, Hendrick Fernando, Native Minister. 

72 Pantura, Don David Pereira, Native Minister. 

N.B. The Ministers of the Wattalpola and Pantura 
Circuits are to change on one Sunday in every 
month. 

73 Caltura, John Adrian Poulier, Native Minister. 

74 Amblamgoda, Don Peter Gerhard Ferdinando, Native Minister. 

75 Galle, John Shipstone; George Edward Goonewar- 

dane, Philip Raymond Wilienberg, Native 
Ministers. 

76 Belligam, A Catechist, under the care of the Superintendent 

of the Galle Circuit. 

77 Matura, James Alfred Spaar, Native Minister. 

78 Sapugoda, Zaccheus Nathanielz, Native Minister. 

79 Goddapitiya, Solomon Pieris, Native Minister. 

N.B. — The Superintendent of the Galle Circuit is 
directed to visit Amblamgoda, Matura, or God- 
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dapitiyia, onoe in every six weeks. Solomon 
Fieris is appointed to visit the Morowa Corle. 

John Scott (b), Chairman of the Dittrict^ and General 
Superintendent. 

II.— THE TAMIL DISTRICT. 
(north.) 

80 Jaffna, (Pettah,) John Rilner, One wanted. Educational Depart- 

ment; Joseph Benjamin, Native Minister. 
Daniel Poor Niles, Native Minister (Central 
School> 

81 Jaffna, (ff^annarponne,) Henry de Silva, Native Minister. 

82 Puttoor, A Catecbist. 

83 Point-Pedro, John O. Rhodes ; Samuel S. Nlles, Native 

Minister. 

84 Cattavelly, A Catechist. 

85 Trineomalee, Edmund Rigg ; William Murugasu, Native 

Minister. A Catechist. 

86 BaUicaloa, {PulearUeevo,) John Brown (d) ; John Wesley Philips, 

Native Minister. 

87 Eravr, A Catechist. 

88 Batticaha, {Karavaku,) James Marrimuttoo, Native Minister. 

N.B. 1. Jaffna (Wannarponne), Puttoor, Point- 
Pedro, and Cattavelly Stations, are placed under 
the superintendence of the Superintendent of the 
Jaffna Circuit. 

2. Batticaloa (Karavaku) is under the superintend- 
ence of the Superintendent of Batticaloa 
(Puleanteevo). 

3. The Native Ministers of Jaffna (Pettah), and 
Jaffiia (Wannarponne), shall interchange once a 
month. 

John Kilner, Chairman of the Diitrict, and General 
Superintendent, 

CONTINENTAL INDIA- 

I.— THE MADRAS DISTRICT. 

89 Madras, South, {Tamil,) Edwin James Guest, B.A., Educational 

Department ; Peter J. Evers, East Indian 
Minister; M. Kaly&na Riman, Native Assistant 
Minister. 

90 Madras, North, (Tamil,) Joel Samuel, Native Minister; H. O. 

Sullivan, East Indian Minister, Supernumerary. 

91 Madras, (English,) Henry G. Highfield, B.A. 

92 St, Thomas's Mount, One wanted ; Elias J. Gloria, Native 

Minister. 

93 Negapatam, Henry Little, Alexander F. Barley ; S. Somosoon- 

drum, Native Minister. 

94 Manaar^oody, George Fryar, William Burgess, James C. Fowler. 



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95 Melnattam, One to be sent. 

96 Trichinopoly and fVarriore^ Francis Truman, George Hobday, 

East Indian Minister. 

97 Trivalore^ John Dixon (b), Richard Brown (b). 

98 CarooTt James Hobday, East Indian Minister. 

Thomas Hodson, Chairman of the District^ and General 
Superintendent, 

II.— THE MYSORE DISTRICT. 

99 Bangaloref (Fettah,) Thomas Hodson, Samuel Dalzell ; Josiah 

Hudson, B.A., Educational Department ; 
Abijah Samuel, Native Minister. 

100 Bangalore f {Cantonment,) Albert Fentiman, English Minister; 

Nathaniel, Native Minister. 

101 Mysore and Seringapatam, John Hutcheon, A.M., John Green- 

wood, James B. Sharp. 

102 Toomkoor, John Stephenson (b). 

103 Goobbee, William Walker, East Indian Minister. 

104 Coonghul and Magadi, One wanted. 

105 Shemoga, Arthur J. O. Lyle, John C. W. Gostick. 

106 Hassan, ) q^^ wanted 

107 Chickmugaloor, j 

108 Ootacamund, One wanted. 

Thomas Hodson, Chairman of the District^ and General 
Superintendent, 

III.— THE CALCUTTA DISTRICT. 

109 Calcutta, John Richards (b). 

110 Bengali Mission^ Thomas Rae. Letters for Bancoorah to be 

sent to Calcutta. 

1 1 1 Lucknow, {Oude,) Joseph Broadbent, who is appointed to labour 

for the spiritual benefit of Methodist soldiers. 

John Richards (b), Chairman of the District^ 
and General Superintendent. 

CHINA. 
I.— THE CANTON DISTRICT. 

112 Canton, East, George Piercy, Joseph Gibson. 

113 Canton^ West, John Preston, Henry Parkes. 

114 Fatshdn^ Silvester Whitehead, Thomas G. Selby. 

George Piercy, Chairman of the District, and General 
Superintendent, 

II.— THE WUCHANG DISTRICT. 

115 Wuchang, David Hill, Frederick P. Napier, B.A. 

116 Hankow, Josiah Cox, William Scarborough. 



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N. B. All letters for the District to be addressedi — 
Hankow, China. 
JosiAu Cox, Chairman of the District^ and General 
Superintendent, 

III.— AFRICA. 

SOUTHERN AFRICA. 

I.— THB CAPE OF GOOD HOPE DISTRICT. 

WESTERN PROVINCE. 

117 Cape'Townf (Burg- Street, EnglUh,) Samuel Hardey, William 

Charles Webb (Mowbray.) 

118 Cape^Tonm, {Sydney-Street, Dvtch,) William F. Edwards, under 

the superintendence of the Minister at Wynberg. 

119 Wynherg and Diep-River, 'Rif^Bidi Ridgill. 

120 Klip Pontein, A Catechist under the direction of the Minister at 

Wynberg. 

121 <S'fmon'<- Townf Peter Batchelor, Supernumerary. 

122 Stellenbosch and Raithby, William Barber. 

123 Somerset, West, John A. Bailie. 

124 Robertson and Lady Grey, Henry Tindall. 

125 Khamiesherg and Bethel, Matthew Godman. 

N.B. The Preachers of the Wynberg and Simon's- 
Town Circuits shall change regularly under the 
direction of the Chairman of the District. 
Samuel Hardet, Chairman of the District, and General 
Superintendent, 

. II.— THE GRAHAM'S-TOWN DISTRICT. 

126 Graham* S' Town, {English,) Commemoration Chapel, Geoi^e H. 

Green, Charles Pickering; John W. Stranack, 
Assistant- Missionary. 

127 Graham's- Town, (fVesley Chapel, Native,) William J. Davis. 

128 Salem and Farmerfield, William Sargeant. 

1 29 Bathurst and Pert Alfred, Ebenezer D. Hepburn. 

130 Fort-Beaufort, Seymour, and Alice, John G. Morrow. 

131 Heald-Town, William Impey, President of the Training Institu- 

tion ; Robert Lamplough, Vice-President of 
the Training Institution. 

132 Port-Elizabeth, Thomas Guard. 

133 Uitenhage, William C. Holden. 

134 Cradock, James Fish, TheophUus Chubb» B.A. 

135 Somerset, East, George Chapman. 

136 Graaff Reinett, John Edwards (a). 

137 Peddie and Newtondale, William Holford, Joseph Start. 
Erura Section, Charles Pamla, Native Assistant-Missionary. 

138 King }Villiam*S' Town, John Wilson (b), Ben Shaw H. Impey. 
Native Section, John Lewana, Native Assistant-Missionary. 

^ Mount-Coke, John W. Appleyard, Editor and Superintendent of 
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Tafnakha Section^ Boyee Mama, Native Assistant-Missionary. 

140 Annshaw^ James R. Sawtell. 

Kdskama Hoek Section^ James Lewana, Native Assistant- 
Missionary. 
Pauieni iS^c/toii, William Shaw Kama, Native Assistant-Missionary. 
Amaiola Section^ Native Assistant Missionary, to be supplied. 

N.B. — Pardon Smales, Timothy Cress well, and 
George Arthur Rose are at the disposal of the 
Chairman of the District 
WiLLUM Imp£Y, Chairman of the District^ and General 
Superintendent, 

III.— THE QUEEN'S-TOWN DISTRICT. . * 

141 Queen's'Town^ Henry H. Dugmore ; William Gates, Assistant- 

Missionary. 

142 Dordrecht and Stromberg^ Zadok Robinson. 

143 Kamastonet William Shepstone. 

144 Lesset/ton, Johannes P. Bertram. 

145 Mount Arthur^ William Hnnter. 

146 JVodehouse Forest, {Isikoha^) Edward James Barrett. 

147 Fingoe Mission, (Tsomo,) William B. Rayner. 

148 Butteruforthf (Igcuwa,) John Longden. 

149 Clarkebury and Morley, Peter Hargreaves ; Johannes Mahongo, 

Native Assistant- Missionary. 

150 Buntingvillet (Icumce,) Henry B. Warner, Assistant- Missionary. 

151 Shawhury, (Eluncuta,) Edwin Gedye. 

152 Osbom, {Tshungwana,) Charles White. 

William Shbpstoms, Chairman of the District^ and General 
Superintendent. 

IV.— THE BECHUANA DISTRICT. 

153 Colesbergf Gne earnestly requested ; Richard Giddy, Supernu- 

merary. 

154 Burgher's Dorp and Aliwaly North, John Smith. 

155 WUtebergen, {Native Reserve,) Arthur Brigg. 

156 Bensonvale, John T. Daniel. 

157 Thaba-Nchu, James Scott; Jonathan Webb, Assistant-Missionary. 

158 Moshaneng, (Tauane's Tribe,) To be visited from Thaba-'Nchu. 

159 Bloem-Fontein, John Thome. 

160 Fauresmith, George Scott (d). 

161 Smithfield, and Aliwal, To be visited from Bensonvale and 

Wittebergen. 

Jambs Scott, Chairman of the District, and General 
^ Superintendent. 

v.— THE NATAL DISTRICT. 

162 D' Urban, (English,) James Cameron, Richard Hayes, Wi|Ji««. 

Wynne. 
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163 Coolie Mission, Ralph Stott. 

164 Pieiermantzbergt {English,) Frederick Mason, James Langley ; 

Joseph Jackson (a), Supernumerary. 
York, Charles Harmon. 

165 Pietertnaritzbergt (Native,) John R. Cameron. 

166 Lady 'Smith, George Blencowe. 

167 Edendale, Henry S. Barton. 

168 Indaleni, William H. Mil ward. 

169 Emfundisweni, Daniel Eva. 

170 Paknerton, Thomas Kirkhy ; Clement Johns, Native Assistant- 

Missionary. 

171 Verulam and Umhlali, Joseph Jackson (b). 
n9/Vervlam, {Native and Coolie,) Simon H. Stott. 

173 Inanda, Charles Roherts. 

N.B. Henry Maxwell Cameron will receive his 
appointment from the Chairman. 

Jambs Cameron, Chairman of the District^ and General 
Superintendent. 

WESTERN AFRICA. 

I.— THE SIERRA-LEONE DISTRICT. 

174 Free^Town^ Oloueester, Regent, ^c, Benjamin Tregaskis; 

Charles Knight, Native Minister ; Frederick 
Halligey; Samuel Thomas King, Native As- 
sistant-Missionary. 
Educational Department, John Waite. 
176 Wellington, Kissy, Calaba-Town, Allen- Town, Charles Marke, 
Native Minister. 

176 Hastings, Waterloo, Benguema, CampbelPs^Town, Middle-Town, 

Prince Alfred^ s- Town, ^c, Daniel W. Thorpe, 
Native Minister. 

177 York, Joseph May, Native Minister. 

178 Wilberforee, Congo-Town, Murray-Town, Aberdeen, Newtown, 

Lumley, and Gooderich, Edward D. Darinatt. 
N.B. Wilherforce is under the superintendence of 
the Chairman of the District. 

II.— THE GAMBIA DISTRICT. 

179 SU Mary's, Henry J. Quilter; York F. Clement, Native 

Minister. 

180 Barra, Vacant. 

181 McCarthy's Island, To he Visited. 

Benjamin Tregaskis, Chairman and General Superintendent 
of the Sierra-Leone and the Gambia Districts, 

III.— THE GOLD COAST DISTRICT, AND OTHER PARTS 
OF GUINEA. 

'ape-Coast, Elmina, Providence, Seulah, Dix Cove, ^c., William 

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West, Matthew Grimmer ; Timothy Laing, 
James A. Solomon, Native Ministers. 

183 Anamabu, Assafa, Salt-Pond^ KuniUt Akrahf ^c.f Thomas R. 

Picot. 

184 Domonasif Abuadn, Ayeruda^ 8^c.^ Edward Jonah Fynn, Natire 

Minister. 

185 JameS'Toum^ {Akrah^) Winniban, Pram^Pram^ Poni^ Beraku^ ^c, 

Henry Wharton ; John Flange, Frederick 
France, Native Minbters.' 

186 Kumasi and Jttabint Vacant. 

187 Lagos and Porto-Novo^ Joseph Rhodes {b), Thomas P. Spencer. 

188 Whydah, Little PopOf Orand Pope, Vacant. 

189 AhheohUa^ Thomas J. Marshall, Native Minister. 

William West, Chairman of the District, and General 
Superintendent. 

IV.— AMERICA. 

I.— THE ANTIGUA DISTRICT. 

190 Antigua, First, (St. John's,) Abraham Pearce, E. N. Maidment 

(High School), Charles Angwyn. 

191 Antigua, Second, (Parham,) James T. Hartwell ; J. H. Bridge- 

water, Assistant-Missionary. 

192 Dominica, Joel Peters, Joseph F. Southom. 

193 Montserrat, James H. Darrell. 

194 Nevis, John Badcock, Manasseh Barker ; Joseph S. Kel- 

shall, Assistant-Missionary. 

195 SLKitt*s, Thomas M. Chambers^ M.A., Samuel Millett, 

James N. Podd, James C. Brewer. 

196 St. Eustatius, Thomas B. Nibbs. 

197 St. Bartholomew's, Robert Hawkins, Supernumerary. 

198 St. Martin's and Anguilla, William J. Wilkinson, William J. 

Waymouth, Daniel A. de Mouilpied (and an 
Agent who shall reside at Anguilla). 

199 Tortola, Alfred Kent, Josephus Bishop. 

Jamss T. Hartwell, Chairman of the District, 
and General Superintendent. 

II.— THE ST. VINCENT'S DISTRICT. 

200 St. Vincent's, (Kingstown,) Jonathan C. Richardson, Ebenezer 

Cole ; John C. Johnson, Assistant- Missionary. 

201 St. Vincent's, (George- Town,) David Wright, John Rod well. 

202 St. Vincent's, (ChateaubeUair,) James £. Chase ; John Richard 

F. Tull, Assistant-Missionary. 
203' Grenada, Jeremiah S. Shrewsbury, John Crawshaw (b). 

204 Trinidad, William Cleaver, Robert Burdon. 

205 Barbadoes, (James' -Sireet,) Henry Hurd, John R. Gleave, 

Thomas J. Choate, William Parker. 

206 Barbadoes, (Speight's- Town,) Charles Buzza. 



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207 Barbadoetj (Ebenezer,) Richard Wrench, Thomas H. Relhan. 

208 Tobago^ Slater Sunderland ; Samuel L. Lindo, Assistant- 

Missionary. 

Henry Hurd, Chairman of the Dutrict, and General 
Superintendent, 

III.— THE DEMERARA DISTRICT. 

209 Demerara, {George-Toum^) First, (Trinity, ^c,,) John Greathead, 

John R. Dickson, Alfred John Silcox. 

210 Demerara, (George- Toum,) Second, (King* s~ Town, S^c,,) Gilbert 

Inrine, Philip Callier. 

211 Demerara, (Mahaica,) John Allen Campbell, Assistant-Mis- 

sionary. 

212 Demerara, (Golden- Grove,) James Baniield. 

213 Demerara, (Goed-Fortuin) Thomas H. Trotman. 

214 Essemiibo, George F. Swinnerton. 

215 Berbtce, Thomas Broadbent 

216 Coolie Mission, Henry Valentine P. Bronkhurst, who shall 

act under the direction of the Superintendent of 
the George-Town (First) Circuit. 

Jambs Banfield, Chairman of the District, and 
General Superintendent. 

IV.— THE JAMAICA DISTRICT. 

217 Kingston, George Sargeant, William Holdsworth, John L. 

Bleby, Henry Bunting. One wanted. 

218 Montego'Bay and Lucea, Samuel Smyth, Joseph A. E. Smith, 

Assistant- Missionary. 

219 Spanish'Town and Linstead, Thomas Raspass, John Atkins. 

220 Morant'Bag, William Clarke Murray. 

221 WatsonviUe and Guy's-Hill, Robert M. Parnther. 

222 GratefuUHill, Edward Fraser. 

223 Falmouth, Henry B. Foster. 

224 St. Anne's Bay, Thomas P. Russell. 

225 Ocho-Rios, Stephen Sutton. 

226 BeechamvilU, Richard Harding (a). 

227 Bath, Daniel Pinnock. 

228 Port-Antonio, John Duff. 

229 Clarendon, Francis Chapman. 

230 Manchester, William Reeve ; Isaac Whitehouse, Super- 

numerary. 

231 Mount- Ward and Black-River, Thomas M. Geddes ; Albert H. 

Aguilar, Assistant-Missionary. 

232 Savannah-la- Mar, Robert Raw. 

233 Brown* s-Tonm, John Corlett. 

234 Duncan's, George Lockett. 
285 Yallahs, William Hodgson. 

236 Mount-Fletcher, William J* Lewis. 

237 Manchioneal, Alexander M'Neil Smith. 



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N.B. Samuel Thomas Brown, Assistant-Mis- 
sionary, will receive his appointment from the 
Chairman. 

Oborob Sarobant, Chairman of the District, and 
General Superintendent. 

v.— THE HONDURAS DISTRICT. 

238 Belize, Edward Spratt, John Curtis. 

239 Ruatan, Geoige Sykes. 

240 Corosalf (Indian and Spanish Mission,) Richard Fletcher. 

Richard Flbtchbr, Chairman of the District, and 
General Superintendent. 

VI.— THE BAHAMA DISTRICT. 

241 NeW'Providenee, Henry Bleby, Richard H. Bleby, George Terry, 

B.A., Educational Institution. One to be sent. 

242 Eleuthera, First, Joseph H. Prior. 

243 Eleuthera, Second, Elijah H. Sumner. 

244 Harbour^Island, Francis Moon. 

245 Ahaco, Joshua Jordan. 

246 Turk's-Island, Thomas Lawson. 

247 Fuerta Plata and Samana, To be visited from Turk's Island. 

Henrt Blbbt, Chairman of the District, and 
General Superintendent* 

VII.— THE HAYTI DISTRICT. 

248 Port-au-Prince, Mark B. Bird. 

N.B. William Heath and Hilton Cheesbrough, 
Supernumeraries, are residing in Canada. 



APPOINTMENTS OF THE SIXTEENTH AUSTRALASIAN 
WESLEY AN-METHODIST CONFERENCE ; 

BBOUN IN ADELAIDE, JANUARY| 20tH, 1870. 

Georos Hurst, President of the Conference. 
Benjamin Chapman, Secretary, 

NEW SOUTH WALES. 
I.— THE SYDNEY DISTRICT. 

1 Sydney, {Yorh- Street,) Henry H. Gaud, Richard Sellors; Robert 
W. Vanderkiste, Supernumerary. 
Foreign Missions. — Stephen Rabone, General Secretary for Mis- 
sions, and Book-Steward for New South Wales ; 
Joseph H. Fletcher and William Kelynack, 
Editors of the '' Christian Advocate and Wes- 
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2 S$fdney, {Chippendale,) William J. Killick Piddington, Richatd 

Caldwell ; Charles Creed, Supernumerary. 

3 Sydney, (Bourhe-Sireet, Surrey-HiUt,) William Kelynack, WiU 

liam Clarke. 

4 Sydney, (Newtown,) Benjamin Chapman, Secretary of the Con- 

ference. 

5 Sydney, (Waverley,) George Woolnough ; William Schofield, 

Supernumerary. 

6 Balmain, Frank Firth; James Watkin, Supernumerary. 

Brother Firth shall change once each month with 
the Minister of the St. Leonard's Circuit. 

7 SU Leonardos, Frederick W. Ward, who shall change once each 

month with the Ministers of the Sydney (York- 
Street) Circuit. 

8 Ashfield, Thomas R. M'Michael. 

9 Parramatta, Samuel Wilkinson, James Phillips ; Richard Amos, 

Supernumerary. 
CollegtaU InsiUuiion, (Newingtan,) Joseph H. Fletcher, President. 

10 Windsor^ Frederick T. Brentnall ; Peter Turner, Supernu- 

merary. 

1 1 Lower Hawkesbury, William C. Hughes. 

1 2 Castlereagh and Penrith, James Somerville. 

13 Camden, William M. Bennett 

14 fVollongong, William Fidler. 

15 Kiama, William Hill. 

16 Shoalhaven, Walter J. Davis. 

17 UlladuUa, Adin Parsons. 

18 Moruya, James W. Dowson. 

19 Beya, Matthew Maddern. 

Henrt H. Qaud, Chairman of the District. 

II.— THE BATHURST DISTRICT. 

20 Bathurst, Charles Olden, Joseph Monahan» 
Rockley, George H. Holmes. 

21 Orange, Jabez B. Waterhouse, John A. Waddell ; Francis 

Fawcett, Supernumerary. 

22 Mudgee, Joseph Oram, Walkden J. Brown. 

23 Fish-Biver, West, William M. Fell. 

24 Forbes, To be supplied under the direction of the Chairman 

of the District. 

25 Dubbo and fVelUnglon, John W. Moore. 

26 Fort Bourke, Robert Johnston. 

Jabez B. Waterbousb, Chairman of the District. 

111.— THE MAITLAND DISTRICT. 

27 Maitland, George Hurst, President of the Conference, Alfred 

Swift. 
Morpeth, George Martin. 

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do Singleton, George Lane. 

81 Murrurundi, James £. Carrnthers. 

82 Dungog and Stroud, George Pickering. 
S3 Manning-River, William Wilson. 

84 Madeay^River, Arthur Rutledge. 

86 Port'Macquarie, John F. Horsley. 
36 Armidale, William Moore. 

87 Grqfion, William £• Bourne, who shall visit the Lower 

Clarence at least once in six months. 

88 Tenterfield and Glen-Innes, Kirton A. Comer. 

89 Ndrrabri and Moree, Robert Allen. 

40 Tamworth, Joseph Hopkins. 

41 Richmond-River and Lower Clarence, Maurice Gray. 
Inverell, Bingera, and Warialda, One requested. 

\^ Bellinger and Nambucra Riven, One from England. 

Gboros HursTi President of the Conference, 
Chairman of the District. 

IV.— THE GOULBURN DISTRICT. 

42 Goulburn, William Cumow. 

48 Crookwell and Taralga, Richard V. Danne. 

44 Yassy Henry W. T. Pincombe. 

45 Gunning, John Clifton. 

46 Braidwood, William H. George; One wanted (Araluen). 

47 Adelong, Charles Stead ; One wanted (Tumut). 

48 Queanheyan, Edward D. Madgwick. 

49 Wagga-Wagga, Henry Wiles. 

50 Young, William Robson. 

51 Berrima, John Bowes. 

52 Deniliquin, Charles Jones. 

William Curnow, Chairman of the District. 
QUEENSLAND. 

v.— THE QUEENSLAND DISTRICT. 

53 Brisbane, (Albert-Street,) Isaac Harding, Thomas Rootes. 

54 Brisbane, {Fortitude-Valley,) Matthew H. Parkinson, who shall 

change once in each quarter with the Ministers of 
the Albert-Street Circuit. 

55 Ipswich, John Gardiner, Fletcher H. Long. 

56 Tooufoomba, James H. Rogers. 

57 Warwick, Richard W. Orton, who shall change once in each 

quarter with the Minister of the Toowoomba 
Circuit. 

58 Maryborough, Henry J. Lavers. 

59 Rockhampton, Charles Wiles. 
Bowen, One requested. 

60 Peak-Downs, One requested. 
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61 Gympiet Henry Woodhouse. 

Isaac Harding, Chairman of the District. 

VICTORU. 
VI.— THE MELBOURNE DISTRICT. 

62 Melbourne f (Wesley Churchy) James Bickford (Lonsdale- Street), 

Robert C. Flockart (North- Mel bourne), Edwin 
I. Watkin (Emerald-Hill), George T. Heyward 
(Sandridge), Ebenezer Taylor, Home-Mission- 
ary Minister. 
John C. Symons, Book-Steward and Editor of 
the ** Wesley an Chronicle." 

63 Melbourne^ {Brunswick- Street^) John Eggleston, Francis Neale 

(Brunswick), James J. Watsford (Brunswick- 
Street) ; William Butters, Supernumerary. 

64 Melbourne, (St. Kilda,) Joseph Dare, William H. Fitchett (South 

Yarra). 
Wesley College^ James S. Waugh, President. 

65 MeUxmrne, (Richmond,) George Daniel, James D. Q. Robin. 

66 Brighton^ John B. Smith ; William Woodall, Supernumerary. 

67 Berwick, Thomas Kane, who shall change with the Brighton 

Minister once in each quarter. 

68 Williamstown, Edward King, who shall change once in each 

quarter with the Ministers of the Wesley Church 
Circuit. 

69 Preston and Heidelberg, Edward Davies, who shall change once 

in each quarter with the Ministers of the Bruns- 
wick-Street Circuit. 

70 Kilmore, Thomas Angwin. 

71 Seymour, George Schofield. 

72 Beechworth, Joseph Waterhouse, Alexander Brown (El Dorado). 

73 Yackandandah, James A. Marsland, who shall change once in each 

quarter with the Ministers of the Beechworth 
Circuit. 

74 Morse* S'Creek, David Annear. 

75 Albury, (New South Wales,) Henry Baker, William M. Lindsay 

(Wodonga). 

76 Sale, Charles Dubourg. 

77 Walhalla, David S. Lindsay. 

78 Port-Albert, Henry Moore. 
Phillip Island, One requested. 

James S. Waugh, Chairman of the District, 

VII.— THE GEELONG AND BALLAARAT DISTRICT. 

79 Geelong^ John Cope, Charles Lane (Pakington-Street), 

Francis E. Stephenson (Latrobe-Terrace). 

80 Drysdale, Thomas Grove. 

81 Colac, George B. Richards. 

82 Warrnambool, James W. Crisp. 

83 Belfast, Josiah G. Turner. 

84 Portland, John Pemell ; William Lightbody, Supernumerary. 



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85 Ararat and Pkatani^Creek^ John Mewton, James W. Tuckfield, 

who shall give one Sunday in each quarter to 
the Mortlake Circuit. 

86 Ballaaratf {Lydiard- Street,) John Watsford, Spencer WillianiB 

(Sehastopol), Robert M. Hunter. 

87 BaUaarat, {Barkly-8treet,)ThomBs Williams, Thomas £. Ick,M.A. 

88 Creawick, John Catterall. One to be sent. 

89 Clunes, William D. Lelean, John Seccombe. 

90 Scarsdale and Linton^ Richard Hart. 

91 Hamilton, William Brown, Thomas Adamson. 

92 Mortlake f Edmund S. Bickford, who shall change once in each 

quarter with the Minister of the Terang and 
Camperdown Circuit. 

93 Steiglits, William Weston. One requested. 

94 Terang and Camperdown^ Henry Catford. 

95 Merino, Robert Brown. 
Lake Bolac, One wanted. 

JoBN Watsfobd, Chairman of the District, 

VIII.— THE CASTLEMAINE AND SANDHURST DISTRICT. 

96 Castlemaine^ Henry Bath, Ralph Brown. 
Chinese Mission, A Catechist 

97 Sandhurst, William P. Wells, William L. Blamires, David 

O'Donnell. One requested. 

98 Maldon, Joseph Albiston, whp shall change once in each 

quarter with the Ministers of the Castlemaine 
Circuit 

99 Kyneton, Peter R. C. Ussher. 

100 Maryborough and Amherst, Martin Dyson, Richard O. Cook. 

101 DayUsford, James D. Dodgson, Richard Pitcher. 

102 Tarnagulla^ James S. H. Royce. 

103 Inglewood, Robert W. Campbell, who shall change once in each 

quarter with the Minister of the TamaguUa Circuit. 

104 Avoca, Joseph Nicholson. 

105 St. Arnaud, William Williams. 

106 Heathcote and Spring-Creek Diggings, George £. Swann. 

107 Echuca, Charles Lancaster. 

William P. Wblls, Chairman of the District, 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA. 
IX.— THE SOUTH-AUSTRALIA DISTRICT. 

108 Adelaide^ (Pirie^Street,) Thomas James, Samuel Knight (Gilbert- 

Street), Samuel T. Withington. William L. 
Binks, Book-Steward for South Australia. 

109 Adelaide^ (Archer-Street,) John G. Millard, George W. Patchell 

(Brompton). 
George W. Patchell, Editor of the " South 
Australian Wesley an Magazine." 

1 10 Adelaide, (Norwood,) Thomas Lloyd, Robert S. Casely (Kent- 

Town) ; Matthew Wilson, Supernumerary. 
Prince Alfred College, William L. Binks, President. 



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112 Gawler, 
118 Oumeracha^ 

114 Kapundaf 

115 Angasianf 



116 Kooringaf 

117 Clare, 

118 Auburn, 



124 Strathalhyn, 

125 yafiilra/f72a, 



111 Part'Adelaide, James Read, who shaD change once in each 

quarter with the Ministers of the Archer-Street 

Circuit. 
Henry T. Burgess, William Richards. 
John H. Trevorrow. 
Edward B. Bums. 
Cadwaladr P. Thomas, who shall change once in 

each quarter with the Minister of the Kapunda 

Circuit. 
George Lee. 
Charles H. Goldsmith. 
Albert Stubbs. 

119 Port'WdkeJield, William H. Rofe, who shall change once in each 

quarter with the Minister of the Auburn Circuit. 

120 WiUunga, John S. Greer, James Allen. 

121 Clarendon, Joseph Spence* 

122 Mount'Barker, Thomas Edmeades. 

128 CatUngton, James Haslam, who shall change once in each 
quarter with the Minister of the Mount Barker 
Circuit. 

Alfred Rigg. 

Charles T. Newman. 

126 Mount'Gambier, Jabez B. Stephenson. 

127 Ooolwa, William S. Worth. 

128 Wallaroo, Thomas Raston, James Y. Simpson. 

129 Port-Lincoln, Paul C. Thomas. 

1 30 Mount Remarkable, Benjamin G. Edwards. 

131 BUnmant John F. Orr. 

William L. Bimks, Chairman of the District. 

X.— THE TASMANIA DISTRICT. 

132 Hobart^Tovon, (Mehille- Street,) Hans Mack, James Graham. 
183 Newtown, Jaroes Hutchison, who shall change once in six 

weeks with the Ministers of the Hobart-Town 
Circuit. 
134 New Norfolk and Bothwell, Thomas F. Bird ; Samuel Water- 
house, Supernumerary. 

185 Campbell-Town, William A. Quick. 

Norton College, (Ross,) William A. Quick, President. 

186 Launceston, John Harcourt, Nathaniel Bennett. 

137 Longford, Samuel Ironside. 

138 Weetbury, Andrew Inglis; John Smithies, Supernumerary. 

139 Deloraine, Joseph White. 

140 Mersey, Edward W. Nye (La Trobe), Charles A. Ogilvie 
(The Forth). 

William B. Mather. 

Vacant. 

One to be sent. 



141 Stanley, 

142 Franklin, 
Waterhouse, 



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WESTERN AUSTRALIA. 
XL— THE WESTERN-AUSTRALIA DISTRICT. 

143 Perth, Thomas C. Laurance. 

144 York, William Lowe. 

145 Champion-Bay, William Traylen. 
Albany, One from England. 

William Lowe, Chairman of the District 

NEW-ZEALAND. 
XII.— THE NORTHERN DISTRICT. 

146 Auckland, Charles W. Rigg» Joseph Berry, One from Eng- 

land; John Hobbs, Henry H. Lawry, Super- 
numeraries. 

147 Shortland, James Buller, One firom England. Brother BuUer 

shall change once in each quarter with the 
Ministers of the Auckland Circuit. 

148 Taranaki, Hamiori Ngaropi, Native Missionary. 

149 NeW'Plymouth, John Crump. 

150 Raylan, Aotea, and Kawhia, Cort H. Schnackenberg ; Wiremu 

Patene, Native Missionary. 

151 Otahuhu, John Smith; James Wallis, John Warren, George 

Buttle, Supernumeraries. 

152 Waiuku, John Law. 

153 Kaipara and Wairoa, William Gittos; Hoani Waiti, Native 

Missionary. 

154 Whangarei, One requested. 

155 Hokianga, William Rowse. 

156 Mahuranga, A Catechist. 

157 Waikato, Joseph H. Simmonds. 

James Buller, Chairman of the District. 

Xiri.— THE MIDDLE DISTRICT. 

158 Wellington, Thomas Buddie, George S. Harpur (Hutt). 

159 Grey town, James A. Cawdell. 

160 Whanganui, William Morley ; George Stannard, Supernumerary. 

161 Rangitikei, Under the supervision of the Superintendent of the 

Whanganui Circuit 

162 Nelson, William J. Watkin, James A. Taylor (Richmond). 

163 Motueka, William G. Thomas. 

164 Blenheim, John B. Richardson. 
Weit^Port, One wanted. 
Napier, One wanted. 

Thomas Buddlb, Chairman of the District. 

XIV.— THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT. 

165 Christchurch, William Kirk, Alfred R. Fitchett, One to be sent; 

Te Kote, Native Missionary. 
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166 Springston, William Oliver. 

167 Kaiapoi, Robert S. Bunn, William H. Beck. 

168 Dunedin^ Alexander Reid. 

169 Port Chalmers, Henry Bull. 

170 WaikowaUi. David M*Nicoll. 

171 Lawrence f William Keall, who shall change once in each 

quarter with the Minister of the Dunedin Circuit. 

172 Hogbum, To be supplied. 

173 Timaru^ , Rainsford Bavin, One to be sent (Oeraldine). 

174 Invercargill, John S. Rishworth. 

175 Oamaru, William Lee. 

176 Hokitikaf Joseph T. Shaw, One to be sent (Ross). 

177 Greymouth, William Cannell. 

178 Chatham- Islands, Heteraki Warahi, Native Missionary. 

Alexander Reid, Chairman of the District. 

SOUTH-SEA MISSIONS. 
XV.— THE FRIENDLY-ISLANDS DISTRICT. 

179 ToNOATABu, (Nukualofa,) William G. R. Stephinson. 
Tubou College, James £. Moulton. 

Houma, Philip Taufa^ Native Assistant-Missionary. 

Maufaga, John FaubuUi Native Missionary. 

Mua Branch, George Minns. 

Kologa, Elias Lagi, Native Missionary. 

Hihifo Branch, William T. Rabone. 

Eua, John Latu, Native Missionary. 

180 Haabai, (Lifuka,) Shirley W. Baker, David S. Wylie. 
Tongaleleka, Peter Vi, Native Missionary. 

Haano, Mark Baoga, Native Missionary. 

Foa, A Catechist. 

Uiha, A Catechist. 

Haafeva, James Fonua, Native Missionary. 

Nomuka, A Catechist. 

181 Vavau, (JSeiafu,) Jabez B. Watkin, Henry Greenwood. 
Leimatua, Wickliffe Fuji, Native Assistant- Missionary. 
Haalaufuli, David Kata, Native Missionary. 
Niuqfoou, Jotham Havea, Native Assistant-Missionary. 
NiuatobtUabu, Melchisedek Taufa, Native Assistant-Missionary. 
JVallis Island, Vacant for the present 

Shirley W. Baker, Chairman of the District. 

XVI.— THE SAMOA DISTRICT. 

182 Upolu and Manono, (Lufilufi,) James W. Wallis, District Train- 

ing Institution. 
Aleipata Section, John Taufa, Native Assistant-Missionary. 
Falealili Section, A Catechist to be sent. 
Manono Branch, Barnabas Ahongalu. 
Safata Section, Vacant. 
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183 Savaii, (Satupaitea,) George Brown, A Catechist 
Safotu Section^ A Catechist 

Saleaula Section^ A Catechist to be sent 
Salelologa Section, A Catechist 
Ga^aemalae Branch, John S. Austin. 
Sagone Section, A Catechist 
Neiafu Section, A Catechist. 
Asau Section, A Catechist 

George Brown, Chairman of the District. 

XVII.— THE FIJI DISTRICT. 

184 Lakehba, Isaac Rooney, John Leggoe. One of the Brethren 

shall live at Lomaloma. 
Training Institution, Caleb Tuvuniwai, Native Missionary. 
Ono Section, Thomas Navunisinu, Native Missionary. 
Kabara Section, Joel Koroikata, Native Assistant-Missionary. 
Vanua Balavu Section, Matthias Vave, Native Missionary ; Levi 

. Bola, Native Assistant-Missionary. 
Cicia Section, Moses Mamafainoa, Native Missionary. 
Muala Section, Joel Keteca, Native Missionary. 
Matuku Section, One wanted. 

185 ViwAy Frederick Langham ; Philemon Ralawa, Native 

Missionary. 
fVaimarou Section, Melchisedek Fiji, Native Missionary. 
Namena Section, Mark Tagicakibau, Native Assistant- Missionary. 
Nakorotubu Section, Isaiah Nasili, Native Assistant- Missionary. 
Nalawa Section, One wanted. 
Rakiraki Section, Wesley Ciri, Native Missionary. 
Ba Section, Silas Naucukidi, Native Assistant-Missionary. 
Tahua Section, One wanted. 

186 Bua, John Robson. One to be sent 
Tiliva Section, Eliezer Takelo, Native Missionary. 
Nasavu Section, Julias Ravai, Native Assistant-Missionary. 
Lekutu Section, ZaccheusTamanidrove, Native Assistant-Missionary. 
Yasawa Section, Joseph Ratabua, Native Missionary. 

Maro Section, One wnnted. 

187 Bau, Francis Tait ; Joel Bulu, Isaac Kalou, Native Mis- 

sionaries. 
Moturiki Section, One wanted. 
Gau Section, James Havea, Native Missionary. 
Koro Section, Joseph Nokilevu, Native Missionary. 
Nairai Section, Abel Kaibure, Native Assistant-Missionary. 
Dravo Section^ Jonathan Dabea, Native Assistant-Missionary. 

188 OvALAu and Cakaundrovi, Joseph Nettleton, Samuel D. Brooks 

(Cakaundrovi). 
Ovalau Section, Benjamin Waqalekaleka, Native Missionary. 
Waika Section, One to be sent 
Wairiki Section, Aaron Fotofili, Native Missionary ; Isaiah 

Vunilogjlogo (Biauguua), Thomas'' Se (Nateva), 

Native Assistant-Missionaries. 
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Wailevu Section, Joseph Ravuaka, Native Missionary. 
Macuaia Section, Junia Digova, Native Missionary ; Jeremiah 
Vurui (Naduri), Native Assistant-Missionary. 

189 Rewa, Lorimer Fison, One to be sent. 
Nasali Section, t)aniel Afu, Native Missionary. 
Davuilevu Section, Eliezer Bula, Native Assistant- Missionary. 
Nakelo Section, Mark Nataraku, Native Missionary. 
TokatoJca Section, William Vutikalulu, Native Missionary. 
Noco Section, David Nauoamea, Native Missionary. 

Bega Section, Caleb Bai, Native Missionary. 

Serua Section, Samuel Nowesita, Native Assistant-Missionary. 

Vatulek Section, One to be sent 

Nadroga Section, Nathan Dauvere, Native Missionary. 

Fuda Section, Benjamin Tora, Native Missionary. 

Soloira Section, One wanted. 

Wailevu Section, One vranted. 

Nadiera Section, One wanted. 

190 Kandavu, Arthur J. Webb. 

Tavuki Section, Hosea Tuni, Native Missionary. 
Ono Section, Isaac Rawaidranu, Native Missionary. 
Sukileva Section, Malachi Vula, Native Assistant- Missionary. 
Naceva Section, Cornelius Nadavo, Native Missionary. 
Nakasaleka Section, Cornelius Musuka, Native Missionary. 

191 RoTUHAH, John Osborne ; Wesley Rakusa, Native Missionary. 
District Theological Institution, Jesse Carey ; Joel Nuu, Native 

Missionary ; Thomas Mawi, Native Assistant- 
Missionary. 

Frederick Langham, Chairman of the District, 

N.B. 1. William Fletcher, B.A., is under the direction of 
the Missionary Committee. 

2. John Whewell has permission to rest for one year. 

3. William G. R. Stephinson has permission to 
return to the Colonies. 

4. Jesse Carey has permission to visit the Colonies. 

5. The Preachers on Trial appointed to separate 
Stations are under the direction of the Chairmen 
of their respective Districts. 

6. The Ministers and Preachers on Trial are ex- 
pected to arrive in their New Circuits between 
the first and second Sabbaths in April. 



APPOINTMENTS OF THE FORTY-SEVENTH WESLEYAN 
CONFERENCE IN CANADA, IN CONNEXION WITH 
THE BRITISH CONFERENCE; 

BBOUM IN ADELAIDE, JUNE IST, 1870. 

William Morley Punshon, M. A., President of the Conference, 

Efhraim Evans, D.D., Co-Delegate, 

Alexander Sutherland, Secretary of the Conference, 



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I.— THE TORONTO DISTRICT. 

1 Toronto, East, George Cochran; Egerton Ryerson, D.D., LL.D.» 

Chief Saperintendent of Education, by permis- 
sion of the Conference ; Anson Green, D.D., 
Co-Treasurer of Endowment Fund, Victoria 
College ; John Gemley, Permanent Secretary of 
the Upper Canada Bible Society, by permission 
of Conference ; Thomas Jeffers, Superannuated ; 
John H. Boyd, Supernumerary. 

Mission Department, Enoch Wood, D.D., Lachlin Taylor, D.D., 
Xjeneral Secretaries. 
N.B. Dr. Taylor, Clerical Treasurer. 

Book'Room, Samuel Rose, Book-Steward ; Edward H. Dewart, 
Editor. 

2 Berkeley' Street, William W. Ross, who shall exchange once on 

the Sabbath with the Superintendent of Toronto, 
East 

3 Toronto, West, Alexander Sutherland, Hugh Johnston, M.A.; 

John Doel, Supernumerary. 

4 Toronto, North, William S. Griffin, who shall exchange once on 

the Sabbath with the Superintendent of York- 
ville. 

5 Yorkville, Epbraim Evans, D.D. ; John Carroll, Superan- 

nuated ; Thomas M'Mullen, Supernumerary. 

6 Davenport and Seaton, Charles Turner. 

7 Leslieville, . Davidson McDonald. 

8 Yonge^Street, South, John Bredin (Newton brook), James Mont- 

gomery (Eglington). 

9 Yonge-Street, North, Charles Fish (Richmond-Hill), Andrew 

Cunningham (Thomhill). 

10 Weston, John Shaw; George Beynon, David Jennings, 

Superannuated. 

11 Brampton, William MTadden, Alfred L. Russell, B.A. ; 

Jonathan Scott, Superannuated; Ashton Fletcher, 
Supernumerary. 

12 Streetsville, Edwin Clement, Wellington W. Carson. 

13 Cooksville, Samuel C. Philp, jun. One to be sent 

14 Orangeville, Thomas S. Howard, Robert Phillips. 

15 Albion, Edward Barrass, Peter W. Jones. 

16 Klineburg, Joseph H. Locke. One to be sent. 

Epuraih Evans, D.D., Chairman of the District 
George Cochran, Financial Secretary, 

II.— THE HAMILTON DISTRICT. 

17 Hamilton, Centre, {John^ Street,) William H. Poole; John Hutch- 

inson, Superannuated. 

18 Hamilton, West, {Centenary Church,) William J. Hunter, James 

Hannon ; Henry Lanton, Superannuated. 

19 Hamilton, East, (King-Street,) William Galbraith. 



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Female College^ Samuel D. Rice, D.D., Governor; Wesley P. 
Wright, M. A., Professor of Natural Sciences. 

20 Dundas, William H. Laird, Robert Davy ; Moses M. 

Johnston, Superannuated (Jerseyville) ; J. B. 
Keagy, B.A., Supernumerary. 

21 JVaterdown, William Willoughby, Charles E. M^Intyre, Wil- 

liam Philp; Aaron D. Miller, Superannuated 
(Hamilton). 

22 fFelUngton^Squaret James Gray. 

23 Glanfordf John W. Savage. One to be sent. 

24 MilUm, Thomas W. Jeffrey, Edward H. Taylor ; Nelson 

Bums, M.A., Supernumerary. 

25 Oakville, Michael Fawcett, Thomas Colling, B.A. ; Charles 

A. Hanson, Superannuated ; George Washing- 
ton, Supernumerary. 

26 HuUsville, Thomas D. Pearson, Isaac B. Tallman. 

27 Cairuville, John C. Wilmott, M.A. One to be sent 

28 Grand-RiveVf Thomas Lawson (Onondaga) ; William Uyerson, 

Superannuated. 

29 NeW'Credit, Thomas Woolsey (Hagersville) ; William Herki- 

mer, Superannuated. 
SO Hamilton (German Mission^) Stephen Kappele. 

Jambs Gray, Chairman of the District. 
Thomas W. Jeffrey, Financial Secretary. 

III.— THE NIAGARA DISTRICT. 

31 St» Catharine* 8, James Brock, George H. Bridgman, M.A.; John 

N. Lake, Superannuated. 
S2 Thoroldf Lewis Warner, Thomas Cardus ; James Armstrong, 

Superannuated. 
83 Niagara, William H. Withrow, M.A. 

34 Drummondville, John Mills, William J. Ford ; Peter Ker, Super- 

annuated. 

35 Wetland, Richard Clark, Richard J. James ; Michael Bax- 

ter, Superannuated (Fenwick). 

36 Dunville, Thomas M. Campbell. 

37 Grimsby, John S. Clarke, Walter Rigsby (Stoney- Creek). 

38 Beamsville, James Broley. 

39 Smithville, Alexander R. Campbell, John A. Jewell, B.A.; 

George H. Field, Superannuated. 

40 Cayuga, William Savage (York). 

41 Point' Abino, Thomas Hurlburt ; John Baxter, Superannuated. 

42 Caistorville, John Sanderson (b). 

Lewis Warner, Chairman of the District. 
John S. Clarke, Financial Secretary, 

IV.— THE BRANTFORD DISTRICT. 

43 Brantford, William R. Parker, M.A., Benjamin B. Keefer; 

Hamilton Biggar, John Ryerson, Superannuated. 



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44 Mount'Pleaaant, Alfred Andrews (Mohawk). 

45 Fairfield, David Ryan (Burford). One wanted. R. Hey- 

land, Superannuated; Claudius Byrne, Super- 
numerary. 

46 Paris, John Douse ; Henry Bawtenhimer, Superannuated. 

47 Bichwoodf Benjamin Clement. 

48 Princeton^ Edward Morrow, M.A. 

49 Woodstock, James Preston. 

50 Oxford, Centre, William C. WaUon, M.A. (Beachville). 

51 East'Zorra, Shem Blanshard (Strathallan). 

52 jS'^ George, William R. Dyer, Thomas Jackson. 

53 Norwich, William Bryers. 

54 Otterville, Richard Kerr, who shall exchange once in three 

weeks with the Minister in Norwich. 

55 Simcoe, George M'Ritchie ; Joseph Messmore, Super- 

annuated. 

56 Waterford, Daniel V. Lucas; Joseph Reynolds, Superan- 

nuated. 

57 Port'Dover, John W. German. 

58 SU Williams, John F. German, M.A. 

59 Port'Rowan, George Ferguson. 

60 Lynedoch, Peter Bawtenhimer ; C. W. M. Gilbert, Superan- 

nuated ; Matthias Holtby, Supernumerary. 

61 TiUonhurg, Jonathan £. Betts, Edwin A. Chown, B.A. 

62 Vienna, Daniel E. Brownell. 

James Pr£ston, Chairman of the District, 
WilliAm R. Parker, M.A., Financial Secretary. 

v.— THE LONDON DISTRICT. 

63 London, City, {North- Street,) James Elliott, Henry Tuckley. 

64 London, City, {Dundas- Street,) William Briggs. 

65 London, South, Richard J. Foreman (Arva). 

66 London, North, James Harris (Birr). 

67 St. Thomas, J. Herbert Starr. One wanted. 

68 Ingersoll, John Learoyd. 

69 Salford, Hugh M'Lean. 

70 St. Mary's, Richard Whiting. 

71 Kirkton, Charles Stringfellow. One wanted. 

72 Aylmer, {Onl.,) William Ames, George W, Calvert. 

73 Fingal, Andrew Edwards. 

74 Tyrconnell, Benjamin Sherlock. 

75 Westminster, James E. Dyer (Lambeth). 

76 Port'Stanley, William Lund, George A. Schram ; James F. 

Latimer, Superannuated. 

77 Mount' Bry dyes, James Kennedy. 

78 Exeter, David C. Clappison, James Allen. 

79 Lucan and Ailsacraiy, George Sexsmith, John Smiley, M.A. 

80 Nissouri, Christopher Cookman (Thamesford). One to be 

sent. 

81 Belmont, Thomas Crews, James Charlton. 



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82 Dorcheater-Station, Thomas Hadwin. 

83 Muncey and Oneida^ Peter German, Abraham Sickles, who shall 

visit the Indian Mission at the Lake of Two 
Mountains, under the direction of the Chairman 
of the District, and the Secretaries of the Mis- 
sionary Society. 

84 Mount'Elgin Industrial School^ Reuben £. Tupper. 

Jambs Elliott, Chairman of the District, 
J. Herbert Stare, Financial Secretary. 



VI.— THE CHATHAM DISTRICT. 

85 Chatham, Alexander Langford, Richard W. Woods worth. 

86 Windsor, John Philp, B.A. 

87 Sandwich, One wanted. 

88 Blenheim, George T. Richardson (Rondeau), Joseph Gal- 
loway (Charing Cross). 

Ezra A. StaflPbrd. 

James Laird. 

Edmund S. Shorey. One wanted. 

David Hunt, Edmund S. Jones. 

Alexander G. Harris. 

William Chapman ; Richard Phelps, Superannuated. 

Manly Benson. 

Joseph Shepley. 

David A. Johnston. 

To be supplied by the Florence Minister. 

John L. Kerr. 

Thomas Culbert. 

and Lamhton, William Cross (Wallaceburgh). 



89 KingsmUe, 

90 Woodslee, 

91 Amhersthurg, 

92 Romtiey, 

93 Leamington, 

94 Ridgetoton, 

95 Newbury, 

96 Wardsville, 

97 Florence, 

98 Moraviantown, 

99 Dawn-Mills, 
Wallacehurg, 
Walpole-Island 



100 
101 



102 Sarnia, 

103 Strathroy, 

104 Adelaide, 

105 Arkona, 

106 Park-Hill, 

107 Warwick, 

108 Mooretown, 

109 Oil-Springs 

110 Wyoming, 

111 Napier, 

112 St. Clair, 



Alexander Lanoford, Chairman of the District, 
Ezra A. Stafford, Financial Secretary, 

VII.— -THE SARNIA DISTRICT. 

Joseph W. M'Callum, Robert M'Cullough ; Solo- 
mon Waldron, Superannuated. 

George Goodson ; John K. Williston, Ozias Bar- 
ber, Superannuated. 

John Neelands. One wanted. 

James Whiting, John Grenfell. 

John Scanlon. 

William Hicks (Watford). • 

George Clark. One to be sent 
and Petrolia, George A. Mitchell, B.A., Edwin 
M'Collum. 

William Taylor, John Mahan. 

Ebenezer Teskey. 

Allan Salt. 

George Goodson, Chairman of the District, 
William Hicks, Financial Secretary, 



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VIII.— THE GUELPH DISTRICT. 

113 Guelph, Ephraim B. Harper, M.A. ; David Wright, 

Superannuated. 

114 Georgetown^ Joel Briggs, Isaac Tovell. 

115 Erin^ David Kennedy, M.A. 

116 Garafraxa and Luther ^ One to be sent, who shall act under the 
direction of the Minister at Fergus. 

George H. Cornish. 

Noble F. English, John Scott, B.A. 

John G. Laird. 

Isaac Crane (HoUin), William H. Bury (Hollin). 

Matthew Swann, William Johnson ; Ezra Adams, 

Superannuated. 
Hall Christopherson. 

William W. Shepherd (Plattsville). One to be sent. 
Thomas A. Ferguson. One to be sent. 
Henry W. P. Allen, Daniel W. Thompson ; John 

Armstrong, Nelson Brown, Superannuated. 
John Hodgson. 
John Hough. 
George M*Namara. 

129 Mount'Forestf Stephen Bond. 

130 Wellesley^ Thomas Feather. 

1 3 1 Freston^ Parii^ and St, Jacob* s^ {German Mission,) William Andre. 

132 Greif, {German Mission,) John Schesser (Grey). 

Ephraim B. Harper, M.A., Cfiairman of the District 
Thomas A. Ferguson, Financial Secretary, 



117 Rockwoodf 

118 Flora, 

119 Fergus, 

120 Peel, 

121 Drat/ton, 

122 Gait, 

123 Washington, 

124 Berlin, 

125 Listowell, 

126 Teviotdale, 

127 Millbank, 

128 Arthur, 



IX.— THE GODERICH DISTRICT. 

133 Goderich, William S. Blackstock. 

134 Clinton, James Graham. 

135 Londesboro* and Holmesville, Thomas Cleworth, Coverdale Watson. 

136 Seaforth, William Price. 

137 Mitchell, William Hawke, Ezekiel Richardson (FuUerton) ; 

Asahel Hurlburt, Superannuated. 

138 Stratford, Charles Lavell, M.A. 

139 Harmony, John S. Fisher. 

140 Bayfield, Edward Cragg. 

141 Dungannon, Luther O. Rice (Nile). 

142 Kincardine, William Hayhurst, William J. Turner. 

143 Teeswater, James M'Cartney. 

144 Ainleyville, Coleman Bristol, M.A. One to be sent. 

145 Trowbridge, Nathaniel Smith. 

146 Howick, Andrew Milliken (Gorrie), John Cathcart. 

147 Wingham, George H. Kenny. One to be sent. 

148 Lucknow, Henry Kellam. 

149 Huron, {French Mii&son,) One wanted. 

Charles Lavell, M.A., Chairman of the r 
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X.— THE OWEN-SOUND DISTRICT. 

150 Owen^Saundt Kennedy Creighton ; Isaac B. Ayleswortb, M.D., 

Superannuated. 

151 Meafordf Phineas D. Will; Richard Locheadi Superan- 

nuated. 

152 Walier'S'Falls, Isaac Baker, Nathan Austin. 

153 Thomhury^ James Anderson, Edward Charlton, B.A. 

154 Durham^ Nathaniel S. Burwash, John Isaac. 

155 Invermay, George M. Brown. 

156 Port fllgin, Joseph Hill. 

157 Paisley, Thomas Hanna. 

158 Hanover, Henry S. Matthews, Thomas R. Reid. 

159 Artemeaia, Charles E. Perry. One to be sent George 

Jacques, Superannuated (Artemesia). 

160 Markdale, John H. Robinson. 

161 Chatsworth, Josias Green. 

162 Keppel, Thomas Williams. One to be sent. 

163 Amabel, David Williams. 

164 Saugeen, Elisha Tennant. 

165 Cape-Crocker, One to be sent. 

Kbnnbdt Creiohton, Chairman of the District, 
Phineas D. Will, Financial Secretary, 

Xr.— THE BARRIE DISTRICT. 

166 Barrie, William Hansford. 

167 Vespra, Isaac Gold. 

168 Collingwood, Francis Berry ; Edward Sallows, Superannuated. 

169 Orillia, Robert Fowler, M.D., Joseph Deacon. 

170 Rama, Joseph L. Sanders. 

171 Craighurst, John W. Wicher. 

172 Penetanguishene, One to be sent. 

173 Stayner, James Woodsworth. One to be sent. 

174 Angus, John Agar, who shall act under the direction of the 

Superintendent of Barrie. 

175 Osprey, William Tucker (Maxwell). 

176 Muskoka, John Webster. Two to be sent. 

177 Christian-Islands, and Beausoliel Island, Erastus Hurlburt. 

178 Cold' Water, John W. Clipsham. 

179 Bruce-Mines, John H. Keppel. 

1 80 Sault'St.'Marie, Erastus S. Curry, who shall visit Michipicoton 

and Bachiwana Bay. 

181 Pic and Nipegon, To be supplied, 

1 82 Parry-Sound and French River, Samuel Tucker. 

183 Maniloulin Island, One wanted. 

Francis Berry, Chairman of the District. 
Samcel Tccker, Financial Secretary, 

XII.— THE BRADFORD DISTRICT. 

184 Bradford, Jay S. Youmans. 



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185 Newmarketf Andrew A. Smith. 

186 Aurora, John Hunt, William Mills. 

187 Bond-Head, James Goodwin, William J. Fyfe. 

188 Lloydtovm, George Brown. One wanted. 

189 CookstowHf William Hay, David Cattenach ; Jacob Poole 

Supernumerary. 

190 Innisfil, Joseph W. Holmes (Craigvale), Henry M. 

Manning. 

191 Alision, James Matheson. 

192 Sharon and Mount-Albert, William Irwin. One to b^ sent 

193 Roaetnount, Joseph Colling. 

194 Mono, - Christopher Hamilton. 

195 Horning* S'Mills, Peter Addison. 

William Hat, Chairman of the District, 
J AT S. You MANS, Financial Secretary, 

XIII.— THE WHITBY DISTRICT. 

196 Whitby, Thomas Cosford, Edwin S. Washington, B.A. ; 

Robert Darlington, Supernumerary. 

197 Oshawa, Wellington Jeffers, D.D. 

198 Pickering^ Thomas Stobbs (Greenwood), William Walsh. 

199 Markham, William M'Cullough, A. C. Chambers. 

200 Scarboro\ One to be sent. 

201 BowmanviUe, George N. A. F. T. Dickson. 

202 Darlington, Alfred M'Cann (EnniskiUen), Richard W. Williams. 

203 Newcastle, William M'Donagh, William J. Jolliffe. 

204 Prince-Att>ert, Henry Reid. One to be sent. 

205 Uxbridge, Thomas Campbell. 

206 Schugog, Supplied by Ministers from Prince Albert Circuit. 

207 Brock, William Coleman (Yroomanton), Newton- Hill. 

208 Beaverton, Albert C. Wilson. 

209 StouffviUe, Daniel E. F. Gee. One to be sent. 

210 Cartwright, John C. Wilson. 

211 Manvers, James A. M' Clung. 

Wellington Jeffers, D.D., Chairman of the District 
George N. A. F. T. Dickson, Financial Secretary, 

XIV.— THE COBOURG DISTRICT. 

212 Cobourg, William Pollard; Richard Jones, Co- Treasurer, 

Victoria College ; Thomas 8. Keough, General 
Agent; George Leach, Jacob Freshman, Agents ; 
Robert Corson, Vincent B. Howard, Superan- 
nuated. 
Victoria College, Samuel S. Nelles, D.D., President, Professbr of 
Logic, Ethicst and Metaphysics ; Alfred H. 
Reynar, M. A., Professor of Modem LanguanMuuul 
English Literature; Nathaniel Burwas* 
Professor of Natural Sciences'; James '" 
Classical Master, V.C.G.S. 



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Undergraduates — J. A. Chapman, Charles S. Eby, 
Joseph W, Sparling, E. A, Healy, J. Saunders, 
J. J. Hare, J. Pearen. 

Conference-Students — William Ryan, J. S. Ross, 
W, W, Edwards, Joseph Hall, Benjamin Long- 
ley, F. C. Reynolds. 

Isaac B. Howard ; Alexander T. Green, S. Might, 
Superannuated. 

William J. Hewitt. 

Charles Silvester; William Steer, Superannuated. 

Samuel Sing. 

William Short. 

George Case ; James Hughes, Superannuated. 

Ebenezer Robson ; David B. Madden, Superan- 
nuated. 

Robert Mark, M.D. One to be sent. 

John C. Ash. 

Robert Godfrey. 

Arthur Browning. 

James A. Ivlson, John Sunday. 

William Pollard, Chairman of the District, 
Charles Silvester, Financial Secretary, 

XV.— THE PETERBOROUGH DISTRICT. 

225 Peterborough, George H. Davis; John Sanderson (a). Super- 

annuated. 

226 Millbrook, Francis Coleman, James Awde. 

227 Hiawatha, {Rice- Lake,) Robert Brooking. 



213 Port-Hope, 

214 Canton, 

215 Baltimore, 

216 Plainville, 

217 Fenella, 

218 Colborne, 

219 Castleton, 

220 Brighton, 

221 Campbellford, 

222 Hastings, 

223 Percy, 

224 Alnwick, 



Edmison ; James 



Charles Freshman, D.D. 

William Bums, David Winter. 

William Andrews, Thomas J. 
Norris, Superannuated. 

James Kines. 

William M. Pattyson. 

Henry M*Dowell (North Douro). 

James W, Sloan. 

William Richardson, Robert F. Oliver. 

Joseph H. Stinson. 
Feneton-Falls, William R. Barker. 
Coboconk and Balsover, William Sutton, Brabazon B. Dundas. 



228 Lindsay, 

229 Oakwood, 

230 Omemee, 

231 Keene, 

232 Norwood, 

233 Lakefield, 

234 Warsaw, 

235 Bobcaygeon, 

236 Minden, 
237 
238 

239 Havelock, One wanted. 

240 HalVs'Bridge and Mud-Lake, David Hardie. 

241 Chandos, One wanted. 

Georoe H. Davis, Chairman of the District. 
William Burns, Financial Secretary, 

XVI.— THE BELLEVILLE DISTRICT. 

242 Belleville, George R. Sanderson, David L. Brethour. 

243 Consecon, Andrew B. Chambers. 

244 Wellington, Silas Huntingdon. 



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245 Ameliasburg, Georgie Carr, John Wilson, B.A. ; James Thomp- 

son, Superannuated. 

246 Picton, Nicholas R. Willoughby, M.A. ; Daniel M'Mullen, 

Gilbert Miller, Supernumeraries. 

247 Bloomfield and Cherry- Falley, William S, M*Cullough, M.A. 

248 Milford, Isaac Weldon, John W. Bell. 

249 Sydney^ JohnWalton; JohnLever(Belleville),Superannuated. 

250 Thurlow, Jacob E. Qowell, M.A. (Cannifton). 

251 Marmora, John C. Osborne. One to be sent. 

252 SlirliTiy, Charles Taggart, William Rilance ; Thomas 

Demorest, Superannuated. 

253 Frankford, Samuel C. Philp ; George Robson, Superannuated. 

254 Trenton, Thomas Cobb ; William Young, Superannuated. 

255 Demorestville, Thomas Cullen, John Ferguson. 

256 ShannonviUe, Archelaus Doxsee, Adolphus G. Knight, B.A. 

257 Moira, Richard Potter. 

258 Tweed, Joseph Kilgour. 

259 Bridgewater, Garrett J. Dingman. 

260 Flinton, {Addinyton-Road,) One to be sent. 

261 Madoc, Robert Robinson. 

262 Bannockhurn, William Norton. 

263 Denbigh and Mattawachin, One wanted. 

264 Maynooth and Carlotv, One wanted. 

265 Brudenell and Bark -Lake, John H. Ruttan (Rockingham). 

266 New Waldec, (German Mission,) Anselm Schuster (Ardoch). 

Georoe R. Sanderson, Chairman of the District, 
Thomas Cobb, Financial Secretary. 

XVII.— THE KINGSTON DISTRICT. 

267 Kingston, Henry F. Bland, Donald G. Sutherland, M.A. ; 

H. Byers, Supernumerary. 

268 Napanee, William Scott, John Ridley, who shall reside at 

Gosport 

269 Selby, William Halstead. 

270 Newburgh, James Greener, Robert Bell ; Stephen Miles, 

Superannuated. 

271 Wilton, Edmund S. Rupert, M.A. One to be sent. 

272 Odessa, Marmaduke L. Pearson. 

273 Bath and Amherst Island, Richard L. Tucker, John C. Garrett. 

274 Cataraquif Richard Wilson, William J. Young. 

275 Battersea, Samuel Fear. 

276 Gananoque, Wesley Casson. 

277 Pittsburg, (Kingston,) William Briden, George C. Madden. 
27H Centreville, Ephraim L. Koyl. 

279 Harrowsmith and Frontenac, William W. Miller. 

280 Tamworth, Webster W. Leach. 

281 Kennebec, Christopher L. Thompson, under the direction of 

the Minister at Tamworth. 

William Scott, Chairman of the District. 
Henry F. Bland, Financial Secretary. 



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282 Brockville, 



283 Prescott, 

284 Lyn, 



Luther Houghton, Super- 
Sylvester Hurlburt, Super- 



John A. Williams ; 
numerary. 

William Hall, M.A. ; 
annuated. 

James Masson, James B. Saunders (Mallory- 
Town) ; Samuel B. Phillips (Caintown), Super- 
annuated. 

285 Farmersville, Samuel Wilson, John P. Wass, B.A. 

286 Maitland, Edward A. Ward. 

287 North-Augusta, William C. Washington, M.A. 

288 SpencervilUf William Sheridan. 

289 Kemptville, Robert H. Waddell. 

290 South-Mountain, Andrew Armstrong. 

291 Edwardshurg, John W. Totten. 



292 Matilda, 

293 Morrisburg, 

294 Winchester, 

295 Aultsville, 

296 Cornwall, 

297 Avonmore, 



William Morton ; William H. Williams (Dixon's 

Comers), Superannuated. 
John S. Evans. 
John Holmes. 
Thomas W. Constable. 
William C. Henderson, M.A. 
Andrew L. Peterson ; S. Brownell (Moulinette), 

Superannuated. 

John A. Williams, Chairman of the District. 
John S. Evans, Financial Secretary. 



XIX.— THE PERTH DISTRICT. 

298 Perth, Joseph E. Sanderson, M.A. 

299 Smith's'FalU, David C. M'Dowell, James MTarlane. 

800 Carleton-Place, Thomas Atkinson (Almonte), William Pierce. 

301 Pakenham and Arnprior, William Tomblin, Thomas Brock. 

302 Merrickville, William M'Gill, Robert B. Hare. 

303 Elgin, John A. Dowler. One wanted. 

304 Newhorough, Edwin Fessant. 

305 Glentay, Brock Rose. 

306 Maherly, William Shannon. 

307 Playfair, John Corbett. 

308 Fiteroy-Harbour, William Creighton. 

David C. M*Dowell, Chairman of the District. 
Joseph E. Sanderson, M.A., Financial Secretary. 

XX.— THE PEMBROKE DISTRICT. 

309 Pembroke, James C. Slater. 

310 Rankin, {German Mission,) Charles Allum. 

311 Westmeath, Alexander Lester. 

312 Portage-du-Fort, Thomas H. Walker. 

313 Renfrew, William Raney. 

314 Calabogie, One wanted, to act under the superintendence of 

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315 Alice, William Sanderson. 

316 Clarendon, John Howes. 

317 Onslow, John H. Stewart. 

318 Collfieldf James Simpson^ under the direction of the Superin- 

tendent of Portage-du-Fort. 

319 Upper Ottawa, (^German Mission,) One wanted. 

James C. Slater, Chairman of the District. 
Alexander Lester, Financial Secretary. 

XXI.~THE OTTAWA DISTRICT. 

320 Ottawa, William Stephenson. One to be sent. 

321 Aylmer, P.Q., Conrltd Vandusen. 

322 BeWs Comers, David Chalmers. 
. 323 March, Robert Lee (Carp), under the superintendence of 

the Minister at Bell*s Corners. 

324 Richmond, Daniel Connolly, John Tozeland. 

325 North'Gower, Jabez B. Keough. 

326 Long-Island Locks, Richard N. Adams. | 

327 Osgoode, Joseph H. Chant. 
828 Bearbrook, William H. Peake. 

329 L' Original, George Kennedy, Thomas Johnson. 

330 Grenville, One wanted. i 

331 Thurso, Samuel Down. 

332 North* Wakefield and Templeton, Samuel Teeson. One to be 

sent. 

333 Aylwin, John Wilson, Thomas Hadden. I 

William Stephenson, Chairman of the District, 
Daniel Connolly, Financial Secretary, 

XXII.— THE MONTREAL DISTRICT. | 

334 Montreal, Centre, John Potts ; John B. Selley, M.D., John B. | 

Clarkson, B.A., Superannuated. 

335 Montreal, South, Samuel J. Hunter, Alexander Hardie, M.A. 

336 Montreal, East, and St. Lambert, James A. Gordon, Alexander j 

Campbell. \ 

337 Montreal, West, Qeorge M. Meacham, M.A. ; John Scott, 

Superannuated. 

338 Montreal, St. Joseph, and Lachine, George Douglas, LL.D. 
839 Chambly, John B. Armstrong. 

340 St, John^s, John Borland, who shall have charge of the French 

and Indian Missions in the Province of Quebec. 

341 OdelUTown, William D. Brown. 

342 Hemminyford, William J. Shaw, M.A., LL.B. 

343 Franklin, Centre, George Rogers, John Walton (b). 

344 Huntingdon, Thomas G. Williams. One to be sent 

345 Ormstown, Edward Harris. 

846 Hudson, Henry Shaler, Superannuated. 

347 La Chute, John V. Wilson ; Francis C. Ireland, Supernu- 
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848 North-Gore, John Russell. 
349 New-Glasgow, George H. Squire, B.A. 

850 Skawbridge, Samuel £. Maudsley; William Shaw, Superan- 
nuated. 

351 Rawdon, John English. 

FRENCH MISSIONS. 

352 Lake of Two Mountains, Armand Parent* 

353 Granhy, Thomas Charbonnell. 

354 Roxion, James A. Dorion. 

355 Knowlton, Xavier Rivet. 

356 Farnham, One to be sent. 

Gborob Douglas, LL.D., Chairman of the District. 
John Potts, Financial Secretary, 

XXIIL— THE QUEBEC DISTRICT. 

357 Quebec, Joshua H. Johnson, M.A. 

358 Point'Levis, Joshua P. Lewis, who shall reside at Point-Levis. 

359 Three-Rivers, William L. Scott 

360 Melbourne, George Washington, B.A. One to be sent. 

361 Sherbrooke, John Wakefield. 

362 Eaton^ Edmund E. Sweet (Sawyerville), Hiram Fowler 

(Cookshire). One wanted (Cookshire). 

363 Dudswell, John Stewart (Marbleton). 

364 Burg, William Adams (Robinson). 

365 Leeds^ Robert H. Smith. 

366 Danville, William Jackson. 

367 NeW'Ireland, Cornelius A. Jones. One wanted. 

368 Durham, P.Q., Henry W. Maxwell (Ulverton). 

369 Port'Neuf, One wanted. 
870 Metis, Henry Irvine. 

371 GaspS, Alexander Drennan. 

John Wakefield, Chairman of the District, 
Georob Washington, B.A., Financial Secretary. 

XXIV.— THE STANSTEAD DISTRICT. 

372 Stanstead, Edward B. Ryckman, M.A. ; John Tomkins, 

Malcolm McDonald, Superannuated. 

373 Beebe'Plain, One wanted. 

374 Compton, James E. Richardson. 

375 Hatley and Cassville, William H. Rowsom, B.A., I. Wilkinson. 

376 Coaticoke, Joseph M. Hagar, M.A. 

377 Georgeville and Magog, Osborn Lambly, M.A. 

378 Bolton, Thomas Bell. 
879 Knowlton, George Stenning. 

38t) Shefford, Le Roy Hooker (Waterloo, P.Q.). 

381 Lawrenceville, Hugh Cairns. 

382 Granbg, William English ; Benjamin Cole, Superannuated ; 

Edmund S. Ingalls, Supernumerary. 

383 Dunham, Samuel G. Phillips. 



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384 Frelighshurg, William Scales. 
885 Faniham, Richard Robinson. 

386 Sutton, John Davies. 

387 St. Armand, Thomas Kelly; Francis Hunt, Supernumerary. 

388 Clareneevilley John Armstrong. 

Edward B, Ryckmak, M.A., Chairman of the District, 
William English, Financial Secretary, 

FOREIGN MISSIONARY DISTRICTS. 

XXV.— THE RED.RIVER DISTRICT. 

389 Red'River^ George Young. 
890 High Bluffs, Matthew Robison. 

391 Norway-House, Egerton R. Young. 

392 Oxford'House, John Sinclair, Native Missionary. 

George Young, Chairman of the District. 

XXVI.— THE SASKATCHEWAN DISTRICT. 

393 Eifmonton-House and Woodville, Peter Campbell, 

394 Victoria, George M*Dougall. 

395 JVhite Fish-Lake, Henry Steinhaur. 

896 Elk-River, {Blackfeet Indians,) John M*Dougall. 

George M'Dougall, Chairman of the District. 

XXVIL— THE BRITISH-CGLUMBIA DISTRICT. 

897 Victoria, {V, /.,) Amos E. Russ. 
398 Nanaimo, Edward White. 

899 NeW'fVesiminster and Lower Frazer-River, One wanted. 

400 Cowitchen, {V. /.,) To be supplied. 

401 Cariboo, Thomas Derrick. 

402 Indian Trihes» Thomas Crosby. 

Edward White, Chairman of the District. 



APPOINTMENTS OF THE SIXTEENTH WESLEYAN- 
METHODIST CONFIDENCE OF EASTERN-BRITISH 
AMERICA, IN CONNEXION WITH THE BRITISH 
CONFERENCE ; 

BEGUN IN YARMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA, JUNE 22nD, 1870. 

Humphrey Pickard, D.D., President of the Conference, 
James G. Hennigar, Co-Delegate, 
Duncan D. Currjle, Secretary. 

I.— THE HALIFAX DISTRICT. 
1 Halifax, North, {Brunswick- Street,) Jabez A. Rogers 



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Street), William Sargent ; Edmund Botterell, 
Supernumerary. 

2 Halifax, South, {Gmfton-Street,) John A. Clark, A.M. ; Henry 

Pope (a), Supernumerary. 
Conference- Office, Humphrey Pickard, D.D., President of the Con- 
ference, Editor and Book -Steward. 

3 Dartmouth, Charles H. Paisley, A.M. ; Thomas Angwin, 

Supernumerary. 

4 Windsor, Alexander W. Nicholson ; Matthew Richey, D.D,, 

Frederick Smallwood, Supernumeraries. 

5 Falmouth, George M. Barratt. 

6 Ilorton, Stephen F. Huestis ; George Johnson, Supernu- 

merary. 

7 Kentvil/e, Arthur D. Morton, A.M., who shall exchange 

with the Horton Minister once a month. 

8 Newport, John M 'Murray. 

9 Avondale, James G. Hennigar. 

10 Kempt, John Johnson. 

1 1 Maitland, John A. Mosher. 

12 Musquodoboit' Harbour, Charles W. Dockrill. 

13 Middle-Musquodoboit, Albert S. Desbrisay. 

14 Shubenacadie, Robert E. Crane. 

15 Sambro and Margarefs'Bay, Jonathan R. Borden. 

Bermuda. 

16 Hamilton, Stephen Humphrey, A.M. 

17 St. George's, George W. Tuttle. 

18 Somerset, Fletcher A. Weldon. 

19 Bailey* S'Bay, To be supplied. 

Humphrey Pickard, D.D., President of the Conference, 

Chairman of the District, 
Alexander W. Nicholson, Financial Secretary, 

II.— THE ST. JOHN DISTRICT. 

20 St. John, {Germain-Street,) Henry Pope (b) ; William T. Cardy, 

Supernumerary. 

21 St, John, {Centenary,) John Lathern; William Temple, Henry 

Daniel, James R. Narraway, A.M., Supernu- 
meraries. 

22 St, John, (Exmouth'Street,) Thomas J. Dienstedt. 

23 St, John, {City Mission,) William Woods, under the superintend- 

ence of Brother Pope. 

24 St John, {Portland,) Howard Sprague, A.M. 

25 St. John, (Carleton^) Robert Duncan. 

26 Fairville, Humphrey P. Cowperthwaite, A.M. 

27 St, Andrew's, Charles B. Pitblado. 

28 St, George's, One wanted. To be supplied from St. Andrew's. 

29 St. David's, Charles W. Dutcher. One wanted. 

30 St. Stephen's, Hezekiah M*Keown. 



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31 Si. James's, Richard W. Weddall, A.B., under the superin- 

tendence of Brother M*Keown. 

32 Mill-Town^ Richard Smith. 

33 Sussex' Vale, Christopher Loekhart. 
84 Grand-Lake, Joseph B. Hemmeon. 

35 Greenwich, Isaac N. Parker. 

36 Kingston, Elias Slackford. 

37 Upham, George Harrison. 

Henrt Popb (b), Chairman of the District, 
John Latiiern, Financial Secretary, 

III.— THE TRURO DISTRICT. 

38 Truro, John Read. One wanted. Thomas Smith, Super- 

numerary. 

39 River-Philip, WiUiam Tweedy. 

40 Wallace, Thomas Watson Smith. 

41 Pugwash, John J. Colter. 

42 Albion-Mines, Roland Morton. 

43 River-John, James Tweedy. 

44 Pictou, Leonard Gaetz. 

45 Guyshorough and Canso, John Cassidy, William Dobson ; James 

Buckley, Thomas D. Hart, Supernumeraries. 

46 Goldenville, One wanted. To be supplied from Guyshorough. 

47 Manchester, Isaac E. Thurlow. 

48 Sydney^ South, Jeremiah V. Jost. 

49 Sydney, North, One wanted. 

50 Cabarus, John W. Howie. 

51 Blockhouse' Mines, 

52 Part Hawkesbury, ) ^jf^^ ^ j^e Page. 

53 Margaree, ) ^^ 

Roland Morton, Chairman of the District. 
Jeremiah V. Jost, Financial Secretary. 

IV.— PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND DISTRICT. 

54 C/tarZof/e-Tbtrn, George S. Milligan, A.M. One to be sent. Frede- 

rick W. Moore, Supernumerary. 

55 Cornwall and Little- York, Edwin Evans. One to be sent. 

56 Pownal, John Winterbotham. The brethren on the Corn- 

wall and Pownal Circuits to change with Char- 
lotte-Town each once in every six weeks. 

57 Bedeque and Try on, Paul Prestwood, Robert A. Daniel. 

58 Margate, Robert Tweedie. 

59 Summerside, Jotham M. Fulton; A.M. 

60 Murr^y-Harl^r, J^,,,,^ Colpitts. ^C^^^Q 

62 Alberton, John G. Bigney. 

George S. Millioan, A.M., Chairman of the District. 
John Winterbotham, Financial Secretary. 
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v.— THE FREDERICTON DISTRICT. 

63 Frederic-ton, Duncan D. Currie, Secretary of the Conference, 

Silas C. Fulton. 

64 MarysvUle, Joseph Seller, A.B., under the superintendence of 

Brother Currie, with whom he will exchange once 
in every three weeks. 

65 King^S'Clear, Robert O. Johnson. 

66 Sheffield, Robert Wilson. One wanted. 

67 Woodstock, John S. Addy. 

68 Canterbury, Frederick W. Harrison. One wanted. 

69 Knowlesville, Edwin Mills. 

70 Jacksonville^ Ezra B. Moore. 

71 Florenceville, William W, Percival. 

72 Andover, John S. Allen. 

73 Nashwaak, David W. Le Lacheur. One to be sent. 

74 Gagetown, George B. Pay son. 

75 Miramichi, Ingham Sutcliffe, Augustus B. Morris, A.B. 

76 Batiiurst, Richard Weddall. 

77 Dalhousie, One wanted. 

Inohah SuTCLiFFE, Chairman of the District. 
Duncan D. Currie, Secretary of the Conference, 
Financial Secretary. 

VI.— THE SACKVILLE DISTRICT. 
7B Sackville, Ellas Brettle ; John Snowball, Supernumerary. 

Educational Institutions. 
Charles Stewart, D.D., Theological Professor and Chaplain. 
Stttdents in Theology, Ralph Brecken, John Betts, John Ellis, 
William H. Ibbitson, Silas James, William 
*Fred. Penny. 

79 Point'de-Bute, Joseph G. Angwin. 

80 Baie-de-Verte, David B. Scott. 

81 Moncton and Coverdale, John Prince. 

82 Dorchester, Robert A. Temple. 

83 Hopewell, John M. Pike. 

84 Hillsborough, Douglas Chapman. 

sJ "alishury and Elgin, ] '^°°^''» ^"•'"- ^^ ^ ^"PP"^*^" 

87 Richibucto, Cranswick Jost, A.M. 

88 /4mherst, James Burns. 

89 Nappan, Alexander S. Tuttle. 

90 Parrsborough, William Alcorn, W. J. Fraser. 

91 Advocate- Harbour, George F. Day, under the superintendence 

of Brother Alcorn. 

Elias Brettle, Chairman of the District. 
, Joseph G. Amowin, Financial Secretary. 

VII.— THE ANNAPOLIS DISTRICT. 

92 Annapolis, James England, Levi S. Johnson; Michael 

Pickles, Supernumerary. 



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93 Bridgetown, 

94 mimot, 

95 Aylesfordf 

96 Canning, 

97 Berwick, 

98 HilUburgh, 

99 /)i^6y, 

100 Weymouth, 

101 Digby-Neck, 



William H. Heartz 

numerary. 
John L. Sponagle ; 

merary. 
James Taylor. 
George O. Huestis. 
Fletcher H. W. Pickles. 
William McCarthy. 
William C. Brown. 
Frederick M. Pickles, under 

of Brother Brown. 
To be supplied. 



Thomas H. Davies, Super- 
Joseph F. Bent, Supernu- 



the superintendence 



James England, Chairman of the District, 
James Taylor, Financial Secretary. 

VIII.— THE LIVERPOOL DISTRICT. 

102 Liverpool, John J. Teasdale. 

103 Caledonia, Wilson W. Lodge. 

104 Yarmouth, South, Job Shenton. 

105 Yarmouth, North, Joseph Hart. 

106 Yarmouth, East, Thomas Rogers, A.M. 

107 Barrington, Robert Wasson. 

108 Port La Tour, Robert B. Mack. 

109 Shelbume, Joseph Shaw Coffin; Charles De Wolfe, D.D., 

Supernumerary. 

110 North- East Harbour, Robert H. Taylor. 

1 1 1 Port'Mouton, Samuel B. Martin. 

112 MilUVillage, James R. Hart. 

113 Petite- Riviere, Samuel Wt Sprague. 

1 15 NZ^lalrmany, } '""P** ^''"'^' "^^ ^^ ''"»^''''"'- 

Samuel W. Sprague, Chairman of the District, 
Joseph Hart, Financial Secretary, 

V 

IX.— THE NEWFOUNDLAND DISTRICT. 

116 St. John's, James Dove, Stephen T. Teed ; Alfred W. Turner, 
Supernumerary. 



117 Harbour^Grace, Thomas Harris, 

118 Carbonear, Charles Comben. 

119 Brigus, John Waterhouse 

numerary. 

120 Port'de-Grave, Isaac Howie. 

121 Blackhead, George Forsey. 

122 Island-Cove, John S. Peach. 

123 Perlican, Charles Ladner. 

124 HanVs-Uarbour, Thomas Fox. 
12') Trinity- Bay, One wanted. 
120 Bonavisfa, John S, Phinney. 
127 Catalina, Samuel Ackman. 



One to be sent. 
William E. Shenstone, Super- 



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I'JH Twillingate, Henrj' L. Cranford. 
121) Burin, James A. Duke. 

130 Grand' Bank, John Goodison. 

131 Labrador, Isaac Howie. 

132 Port au Basque^ John Reay, George W. Willey. 

133 Exploits, ^c. One wanted. 

134 Fogo, Joseph Pascoe. 

135 Greenes Pond, One wanted. 



N.B. Ebenezer G. Pelley is under the direction of 
the Chairman. 

John S. Peach, Chairman of the District, 
James Dove, Financial Secretary, 



CONFERENCE METHODISTE FRANCAISE. 

5 

Lausanne, 1870. 



STATIONS DES MINISTRES ET PROPOSANTS, POUR 

L'ANNEE 1870—1871. 

President de la Conference, James Hocart. 

I.— DISTRICT DU NORD. 

President du District, Emile F. Cook. 

1 Paris, 

Les Ternes, Emile F. Cook. 
Chap. Malesherhes, Simeon Dugand. 
Lev allois' Ferret, Georges Scheffer. 

2 Pas-de- Calais, 

St,'Pi€rre'lh'Calais, William Cornforth, Alcide Lagier. 

3 Normandie, 

Lisieux et le Bocage, Frederic Prunier, 

4 Mcurthe, 

Nancg, Numa Andrieii. 

5 hauie-Marne, 

Johiville, Aime Boisson. 

St, Dizier, Gedeon Gouiielle. 

6 Put/'de'Dome, 

Thiers, James Hocart, fils. 



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II.— DISTRICT DE SUISSE ET DAUPHlNfe. 
PrSsident du District^ Gkdbon Jaulmes. 

7 Lausanne^ James Hocart, Gedeon Jaulmes. 

8 /4igle, Henri de Jersey. 

9 Fallee de la Drdme, 

Livrvn, J. Wesley Lelievre. 

Die, Auguste Martin. 

10 Bourdeaux et DieulefiU 

Bourdeaux, Matthieu Gallienne, fils. 
Dieulejit, James L. Ozanne. 

1 1 NyonSy Samuel Bertin. 

III.— DISTRICT DU MIDI. 
President du District^ Luc Pulsford. 

12 Nimes, Matthieu Lelievre, Jean P. Cook, directeur des 

etablissements d'education. 

13 Vauvert, 

Codognan, James Wood. 
Vauvert, Emile Farjat. 

14 La Vaunage et Fie, 

Congenies, L. Frederic Galland. 
Sommieres, L. Benezet, evangeliste. 

15 Alais et la Gardonnenque, 

UzeSf Philippe Neel. 

Alais, Paul Marseille, evangeliste. 

16 Cevennes, {Est,) 

Andme, Luc Pulsford. 

La Salle, Daniel Bernard. 
Sauve, Edouard Gallienne. 

17 Ckvennes, {Quest,) 

Le Vigan, Matthieu Audibert. 
Ganges, Jean Luce. 

Valleraugue, Joseph Cornud. 

N.B. 1. Lea frdres Matthieu Gallienne, pdre, 
Pierre Lucas, Philippe Hocquard, Philippe Le 
Gresley, et Alfred Jean Dupuy sont cedes au 
District des lies de la Manche. 
2. Le frdre Philippe Guiton, pasteur en retraite, 
reside k Jersey. 



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Q. VIII. What is the Numbee of Members in our Societies ? 
A. As follows ; viz., — 

IN GREAT BRITAIN. 



Mar. 
1869. 
1254 

99 

76 

20 

119 

800 

1105 

738 
714 

700 
372 

410 

200 

1104 



448 

83 
166 
155 
656 
342 
111 
756 
728 
740 
522 
176 



^. ., Mar. 

Ctrcutts. 187,, 

London (City-Road, 

&c.) 1292 

(Welsh). . . . 115 
(Aldershot) . . 122 
(Malta). ... 20 
(German Mission) 133 
London (Hoxton, &c.) 832 
London (Islington, 

&c.) .... 1088 
London(Highbury,&c.) 806 
London (Stoke-New- 

ington, &c.) . . . 697 
London (Hackney, &c.) 750 
London (Kentish-Town, 

&c.) 885 

London (Spitalfields, 

&c.) 451 

London (Bethnal-Green, 

&c.) 261 

London (St. George's, 

&c.) 1090 

C London (Bow, &c.) 376 
< London (Canning- 
t Town). ... 217 
Stratford .... 103 
Barking, &c. . . . 199 
Hertford, &c. . . . 165 
Cambridge .... 661 
Chelmsford, &c. . . 306 

Leigh 101 

Colchester .... 741 
Manningtree . . . 700 



Ipswich 702 

St. Alban*s ... 527 

Uxbrfdge .... 203 

Total, 13,043. 

London (Gt, Queen- 
Street, &c.) . . . 1029 

London (Southwark, 

jgi^ 1361 

South-East) 24 



Mar. 
1869. 
1130 

1063 

399 
(.27 

598 

682 

1093 

324 
220 
462 

655 

246 
444 
254 
472 
627 
261 
454 
195 
584 
145 
146 
222 



1483 

1020 

1419 

278 

1148 

457 

420 

592 

544 

734 



Mar. 

Circutti. igyy^ 

London (Lambeth, 

&c.) 1203 

London (Brixton- Hill, 

&c.) 1124 

Richmond .... 440 

London(Hinde-Street, » 

&c.) 632 

London (St. John's- 

Wood, &c.) ... 677 
London (Bayswater, 

&c.) 713 

London (Chelsea, &c.) 1162 

Deptford . . . . 214 

Blackheath .... 362 

Bromley .... 230 

Woolwich .... 393 

{Hammersmith • . 453 

Ealing and Acton . 220 

Wandsworth . . . 278 

Croydon . . . • 455 

Kingston, &c. . . . 242 

Windsor .... 481 

Hastings .... 562 

Sevenoaks .... 256 
Tunbridge-Wells . .486 

Lewes, &c 223 

Brighton .... 569 

Guildford .... 160 

Alton 190 

Redhill 236 

Total, 14,375. 

Bedford, &c. . . .1514 
Leighton-Buzzard . 1029 

Luton 1380 

Hitchin .... 274 
Dunstable . . . .1121 
Aylesbury . . . . 478 
St. Neots .... 45G 
Biggleswade . . . 780 
St. Ives, &c. . . . 475 
Northampton . . . 7ol 



Digitized by 



Google 



1870. 



105 



Mar. 

1869. 
431 
295 
264 
487 
480 
409 
265 
137 
351 

.249 



604 
469 
597 
463 
245 
613 
339 
422 
255 
350 
303 
289 
337 
188 
433 
377 

382 
813 
366 
419 
428 
230 
490 
403 
261 
110 
660 
253 
388 
308 
248 
514 
308 
460 

449 



CiraUts. 

Towcester . . . 
Daventry . . . 
Rugby .... 
Newport-Pagnell . 
Higham-Ferrers . 
Wellingborough . 
Kettering . . . 
Market- H arborough 
Chatteris 
Oundle . . 



Total, 1 



Canterbury 
Faversham 
Rochester 
Gravesend 
Sheerness 
Margate . 
Dover • 
Folkestone 
Deal . . 
Rye . . 
Tenterden 
Ashford . 
Staplecross . 
Ticehurst 
Maidstone 
Sittingbourne 

Total, 6,426. 

Norwich 
Bungay . 
North-Walsham 
Yarmouth . 
Lowestoft . 
Yoxford, &c. 
Diss . . . 
Attleborough, &c. 
Bury St. Edmund's 
Holt . . . 
Lynn . . 
SwafTham . 
Downham . 
Walsingham 
Wisbeach . 
Thetford . 
Mildenhall . 
Ely . . . 

Total, 6,538. 
Oxford 



,522. 



Mar. 


Mar. 


1870. 


1869. 


436 


584 


250 


603 


243 


712 


481 


272 


472 


438 


421 


280 


240 


345 


139 


365 


354 


219 


245 


197 




353 


608 


188 


600 


270 


601 


71 


458 


591 


211 


197 


663 


125 


350 




429 


965 


240 


157 


367 


121 


297 


719 


259 
345 


798 
376 


172 


178 


435 


440 


391 


550 




559 


397 


224 


307 


265 


371 


155 


394 




395 




238 


598 


505 


1016 


414 


48 


239 


57 


98 


435 


668 


1833 


263 




393 
342 
235 
487 
327 
465 


1064 
1530 
475 
628 
450 
434 




1103 
472 


477 



Circuits, 




Mar. 
1870. 


High-Wycombe 


. . 520 


Witney . . . 


. . 539 


Banbury 




. 715 


Kineton • . . 




. . 273 


Newbury . , 




. . 640 


Reading . . 




. . 276 


Hungerford 




. . 394 


Marlborough . 




. 378 


Watlington 




. . 213 


Thame . . 




. . 209 


Brackley . 




. . 327 


Buckingham , 




. 194 


Chipping-Norton . 


. 264 


Stow-on-the-Wold 


. 70 


Swindon . . . 


. 683 


Wantage . . 


. . 200 


Abingdon • . 


. . 120 


Total, 6,392. 


Portsmouth . 


. . 953 


Gosport. . . . 


. 143 


Fareham . . , 


. 112 


Salisbury . . , 


. 744 


Poole . . . , 


. 815 


Wimbome . . . 


. 378 


Christchurch, &c. 


. 158 


Newport (Isle of Wight) 449 


Ryde. . . , 


. 556 


Southampton • « 


. 564 


Winchester . . 


. . 224 


Andover . , . 


. 296 


Chichester • , 


. 170 


Total, 5,562. 


Guernsey (English). 543 


Guernsey (French) . 994 


Alderney (English) . 49 


Alderney (French) . 58 


Jersey (English) . 


. 596 


Jersey (French) . 


. 1839 


Total, 4,079. 


Devonport . 


. . 1055 


Plymouth . 




. 1508 


Launceston 




. . 478 


North Hill . 




. . 630 


Holsworthy 




• • 4^7 


Kilkhampton 




. • 


Liskeard 






Callington . 






Digitized 


by V 


jOoqIc 



106 



1870. 



Mar. 

1869. 
874 
288 
245 
275 
354 



1865 

2426 

1077 

1364 

1650 

1500 

1124 

252 

738 

435 

1227 

1523 

920 

130 

2190 

1470 

834 



720 
180 
521 
306 
483 
122 
43 
276 
557 

251 
746 

308 

330 

588 



Circuits, 

Tavistock . 
Camelford . 
Kingsbridge 
Brixham, &c. 
Ashburton . 



Total, 8,077. 



Redruth . 
Camborne . 
Falmouth . 
Truro . . 
Gwennap . 
St. Agnes . 
St. Austell . 
St. Mawes . 
Bodmin . . 
St. Columb 
Penzance . 
St. Just . . 
St. Ives. . 
Scilly Islands 
Helston 
Hayle . . 
Marazion . 

Total, 19,922. 

Exeter . . 
Tiverton . . 
Taunton 
Bridgewater 
South-Petherton 
Budleigh-Salterton 
Ax minster . 
Bridport 
Barnstaple, &c. 
Ilfracombe . 
South-Molton 
Bideford 

/ Dunster . 

\ Williton . 
Okehampton 

( Torquay . 

( Teignmoulh. 

Total, 5,458. 

1124 BRisTOL(King-Street, 
&c.) 

619 Bristol (Langton-St., 
&c.) 

olT) I Bristol (Clifton, &:c.). 



Mar. 


Mar. 


1870. 


1869. 


838 


626 


304 


443 


246 


261 


325 


449 


364 


196 




229 




266 


1720 


408 


2337 


220 


1080 


62 


1311 


651 


1756 


465 


1457 


312 


1105 


530 


255 


388 


678 




401 


230 


1139 


300 


1366 


185 


924 


232 


128 


184 


2050 


195 


1391 


825 


824 


261 




245 


735 




192 


597 


483 


468 


310 


1036 


453 


449 


120 


77 


44 


582 


257 


168 


425 


634 


102 


145 


264 


629 


795 


253 


165 


397 


207 


456 


322 


477 


454 


567 


130 


806 




227 


1054 


391 




123 


632 


250 


501 ' 


313 



CireuiU. 


Mar. 
1870. 


Kingswood . 


. 648 


Banwell . . • 


. 428 


Weston-super-Mare . 265 


Stroud .... 


. 462 


Dursley .... 


. 194 


Stonehouse, &c. 


. 229 


Winterbourne, &c. 


. 260 


Gloucester . . . 


. 450 


Tewkesbury . . 


. 190 


Malvern . . . 


. 70 


Cheltenham . . 


• 608 


Newport . . 


. 503 


RisQ^ . . 


. . 330 


Cardiff (Wesley, &c.). 537 


Cardiff, (Loudoun-Square, 


&c.) . . , 


. 379 


Pontypridd 


. 232 


Bridgend . . . 


. 305 


Monmouth . . . 


. 152 


Ross, &c. . . . 


. 234 


Chepstow . . 


. . 185 


Abergavenny . 


. . 192 


Pontypool . , 


. . 832 


Ledbury . . 


. . 262 


Hereford . . 


. . 210 


Total, 10,3 


44. 


Bath . . . 


. . 601 


Bradford-on-Avon 


. . 464 


Midsomer- Norton 


. 1026 


Frome . . . 


. 457 


Warminster . 


. . 114 


Melksham . . 


. 607 


Devizes. . . . 


. 191 


Shepton-Mallet 


. 634 


Castle- Carey . 


. 139 


Sherborne . . 


. . 653 


Yeovil . . . 


. 275 


Weymouth . . 


. 398 


Portland . . , 


. 447 


Dorchester . . . 


. 444 


Shaftesbury . , 


. 644 


Blandford . . 


. . 322 


Glastonbury, &c. , 


. 267 


Total, 7,68 


3. 


Swansea . . 


. 377 


Gower . . . 


. 135 


Neath . . . 


. 233 


Merthyr-Tydvil 


. 322 


Digitized by VJ 


lOOQle 



1870. 



107 



Mar. 

1869. 

270 

436 

146 

75 

240 

635 

617 

63 

62 



203 



Circuitt. 

Tredegar . . 

Brynraawr . . 

Brecon . . . 

Builth . . 

{Carmarthen . 
Llanelly . . 
Haverford-West 
Pembroke . . 
Goginan, &c. 
Aberystwyth 

Total, 3,622. 

Merthyr-Tydvil 

(Welsh) , . . . 

186 Tredegar . . . . 

188 Aberdare . . . . 

47 TreherbertandFern- 

dale 

267 Ebbw-Vale, &c. . . 

150 Cardiff 

101 Cowbridge . . . . 

86 Brecon 

200 Llandilo . . . . 
240 Carmarthen . . . 
237 Swansea . . . . 
163 Lampeter . . . . 
165 Aberayron . . . . 
68 St. David's ... 
481 Aberystwyth . . 
344 Ystumtuen . ' . . 
552 Machynlleth , . 
417 Llanidloes . 

Total, 4,116. 

Denbigh . 
Rhyl. . . 
lluthin . . 
Corwen , . 
Llangollen . 
Coedpoeth . 
Llanrwst 

Blaenau- Ffestiniog 
Abergele 
Conway 

Liverpool (Welsh) 
Holywell . 
Bagillt . . 
Mold. . . 
Beaumaris . 
Amlwch 



242 
356 
250 
229 
337 
458 
362 
194 
381 
309 
911 
618 
500 
433 
228 
163 



Mar. 

1870. 

286 

403 

146 

80 

104 

168 

610 

619 

68 

71 



203 
188 
195 

49 
239 
160 
100 

80 
205 
244 
254 
166 
146 

67 
482 
353 
545 
440 



247 
321 
266 
228 
337 
428 
349 
194 
374 
296 
870 
647 
500 
437 
230 
164 



Mar. 

1869. 
328 
547 
461 
426 
383 
460 
577 
394 
459 
297 
106 



Ctrctts7f. 
Holyhead 
Carnarvon 
Bangor . 
Tregarth 
Pwllheli 
Barmouth 
Dolgelly 
Llanfyllin 
Llanrhaiadr 
Llaufair 
Hanley 

Total, 10,373. 



Mar. 

1870. 
330 
561 
469 
466 
390 
444 
573 
407 
423 
306 
116 



1058 Birmingham (Cherry- 
Street, &c.) . . 1087 
595 Birmingham (Belmont- 

Row, &c.) ... 608 
591 Birmingham(Newtown- 

Row, &c.) ... 690 
1147 Birmingham (Wesley, 
&c.) 

902 West-Bromwich . . 

945 Wednesbury (Spring- 
head, &c.) . . . 
1331 Wednesbury (Wesley, 
&c.) 

667 Walsall (Wesley, &c.) 

687 Walsall (Centenary, 

&c.) . . . 
1083 Wolverhampton 

532 Bilston . . 

763 Dudley . . 

590 Tipton . . 

285 Oldbury . 

620 Stourbridge 

312 Stourport . 

340 Worcester . 

187 Bromsgrove 

294 Evesham . 

412 Redditch . 

456 Coventry . 

407 Leamington 

178 Stratford-upon 

658 Hinckley . 

253 Shrewsbury 

824 Madeley 

( Wellington 

750 { Ketley-Bank 
[ Shifnal 

4071 Ludlow. . 



Av 



on. 



1130 
924 

902 

1263 
634 

678 
1146 
573 
755 
572 
273 
6:W 
317 
360 
194 
294 
429 
442 
412 
167 
670 
245 
761 
331 



and 



385 



Digitized by 



Google 



108 



1870. 



Mar. 

1869. 
232 
200 



1231 
199 
133 
313 
555 
218 

978 

760 

1013 

908 

1005 

453 

400 

1123 

354 

193 

170 



1315 

455 

929 

950 

120 

762 

172 

485 

308 

141 

45 

40 

26 

81 

284 

145 

425 

554 

1029 

820 
474 



^. , Mar. 

Ctreuiti. ig^Q 

Kington 222 

Knighton .... 200 

Total, 17,659. 

Macclesfield . . 12*43 

Alderley-Edge, &c. . 199 

Buxton 145 



302 
590 
220 
533 
477 
772 
1042 
953 



Whaley-Bridge 
Congleton • . 
Sandbach . . 

{Nantwich 
Crewe . , 
Northwich . . 
Burslem • . 
Tunstall . , 
Newcastle-undcr- Lyme 1007 
Longton .... 452 

Stafford 516 

Leek 1123 

Uttoxeter .... 355 

Cheadle 202 

Market-Dray ton . . 166 
Total, 10,297. 

Liverpool (Brunswick, 

&c.) 

Liverpool (Cranmer, 

&c.) . 
Liverpool (Pitt 

&c.) . 
Liverpool (Wesley, 

&c.) . . 
Waterloo . 
Birkenhead . 
Seacombe . 
Chester , . 
Tarporley . 
Mold, &c. • 
Carnarvon, &c 
Llandudno . 
Rhyl . . 
Holyhead . 
Wrexham . 
Oswestry . 
Whitchurch 
Warrington 

{Runcorn . 
Widnes . 
St. Helen's , 
Southport 



Street, 



1348 

501 

905 

911 

136 

828 

169 

515 

313 

164 

44 

47 

41 

90 

295 

155 

453 

554 

829 

257 

884 

518 



Mar. 
1869. 
434 
600 
919 
782 
434 
306 
190 
637 
333 
290 



1076 

1554 

1434 

912 

637 

860 

872 

544 

240 
577 
877 

800 

533 
512 
708 
385 

1214 

245 

1397 

1057 
567 
451 
902 



\cireuUi. J 37^^ 

Ormskirk .... 436 

Wigan 547 

Preston (Lune-St.,&c.) 927 

Preston (Wesley, &c.) 842 

Chorley 445 

Blackpool : . . . 336 

Garstang- . . . . 190 

Lancaster .... 635 

Newtown .... 320 

Welshpool .... 291 
Total, 14,926. 

Manchester (Old- 
ham-Street, &c.) 

Manchester (Irwell- 
Street, &c.) . . 

Manchester (Grosve- 
nor-Street, &c.) 

Manchester (Great 

Bridgewater-St.,&c.) 983 

Manchester (Oxford- 
Road, &c.) . . . 

Manchester( Radnor- 
Street, &c.) . . . 

Manchester (Gravel- 
Lane, &c.) . . . 

Manchester (Cheet- 
ham Hill, &c.) . • 

Manchester (Welsh) . 

Altrincham .... 

Stockport (Tiviot- 
Dale, &c.) . . . 

Stockport (Hill-Gate, 

. &c.) 819 

New-Mills .... 533 

Glossop 530 

Ashton-under-Lyne 

Hyde .... 

/Oldham . . . 

\ Oldham (Wesley) 

Saddleworth . . 



1078 



1559 



1489 



614 

962 

927 

561 
242 
630 

919 



750 
346 
799 
461 
240 



Total, 14,442. 



Bolton (Bridge-Street, 

&c.) 1343 

Bolton (Wesley, &c.). 1050 
Bolton (Famwprth,&c.) 633 
Bolton (Park-St.,&c.) 517 
Rochdale (Union-St., 
&c.) 919 



Digitized 



d by Google 



1870. 



109 



Mar. 

1869. 
701 
201 

1278 
657 
946 

1090 
773 
921 
970 
738 
583 
405 
469 
470 



578 

961 
807 

1099 

730 
791 
376 
586 

1077 
280 

1175 

817 

1658 

1066 

2439 
1060 

868 
71 

447 

549 

215 
380 



^. .. Mar, 

CireutU. 187Q 

Rochdale(We9lcy,&c.) 728 
Hey wood . . . . 210 

Burnley 1204 

Padiham .... 637 

Bury 963 

Blackburn . . . .1118 
Haslingden. . . . 772 
Accrington .... 870 

Bacup 1026 

Rawtenatall . . . 774 

Colne 623 

Barrowford, &c. . . 395 
Clitheroe .... 467 
Leigh 484 

Total, 14,733. 

Halifax (South- Parade, 

&c.) . . . . • 615 
Halifax (Wesley, &c.) 973 
Huddersfield (Queen- 
Street, &c.) ... 843 
Huddersfield ( Buxton- 

Road, &c.) . . .1129 
Holmfirth .... 750 
Sowerby-Bridge . . 833 
Stainland .... 374 
Todmorden . . . 604 
Hebden-Bridge . .1108 
Denby-Dale ... 261 
Bradford (Kirkgate, 

&c.) 1179 

Bradford(Manninghain, 

&c.) 769 

Bradford (Eastbrook, 

&c.) 1668 

Bradford(Great-Horton, 

&c.) 1041 

Keighley .... 2344 

Bingley 1034 

Shipley 882 

Charlestown ... 66 

Skipton 454 

f Addingham ... 202 

(Cross Hills ... 401 

Grassington . . . 233 

Settle 450 

Total, 18,213. 



1697 LEEDs(Brunswick,&c.)n93 



Mar. 
1869. 
1360 

354 

1149 
1245 
1102 
1247 
1279 
526 

1453 

618 
264 
818 
790 
848 
416 
404 
385 
631 



960 

1660 

1064 
371 

626 
94 
430 
721 
753 

1498 
755 

1075 
540 



1203 

1167 

396 
918 
1110 
446 
938 



CireuUi. 



Mar. 
1870. 
Leeds (Oxford-Place, 

&c.) 1370 

Leeds (Headingley, 

&c.) 359 

Leeds (St. Peter's, &c.) 1 1 66 
Leeds (Wesley, &c.) . 1247 
Bramley . • . .1150 
Wakefield . . . .1227 
Birstal . ' . . . .1350 

Morley 512 

( Dewsbury ... 996 
( Ossett and Horbury 436 
Knaresborough . . 
Harrogate .... 
Otley . . . *. . 
Pateley-Bridge . . 
Pontefract .... 
Castleford .... 
Cleckheaton . . . 

Yeadon 

Woodhouse-Grove . 



607 
287 
880 
8^2 
866 
449 
416 
385 
652 



Total, 16,970. 



Sheffield (Carver- 
Street, &c.) . . . 992 
Sheffield (Norfolk-St., 

&c.) 1777 

Sheffield (Ebenezer, &c.)975 
Sheffield (ThomclifFe, 

&c.) . ... 347 
Chesterfield . . . 657 
Bakewell .... 96 
Bradwell .... 423 
Rotherham • . . 753 
Wath-upon-Dearne . 740 
Doncaster .... 1503 
Barnsley .... 764 

Retford 1125 

Worksop .... 505 

Total, 10,657. 

NoTTINGHAM(HalifaX- 

Place, &c.) . . 1237 
Nottingham (Wesley, 

&c.) 1243 

Ilkestone .... 393 
Mansfield .... 925 

Newark 1' 

Bingham 
Leicester 



Digitized by 



Google 



110 



1870. 



Mar. 

1869. 
765 
193 
320 
755 
580 
590 
452 

1259 
175 
340 
297 
820 
399 
463 



1890 

1056 

919 

1586 

1073 

647 

1426 

510 

813 

1329 

681 

531 

270 



2454 

1698 

737 
883 
970 
454 
346 
1075 
781 

839 
622 
477 
371 
769 
1519 



Circuitt. 

Melton-Mowbray 
Oakham 
Stamford . 
Grantham . 
Peterborough 
Loughborough 
Castle-Donington 
Derby . . 
Ashbourne . 
Belper , . 
Ripley . . 
Ashby-de-la-Zouch 
Burton-on-Trent 
Matlock-Bath . 

Total, 13,742. 



Lincoln 

Sleaford . , 
Market-Rasen 

Louth . . 

Homcastle . 

Bardney . . 

Alford . . 

Coningsby . 

Spilsby . • 

Boston . . 

Wainfleet . 
Spalding 

Bourne • . 



Total, 12,857. 

Hull (Waltham-St., 
&c.) .... 

Hull (George-Yard, 
&c.) . . 

Beverley 

Driffield . 

Howden 

Patrington . 

Hornsea 

Grimsby (George- St.) 

Grimsby (Caistor and 
Laceby) . 

Gainsborough 

Epworth 

Snaith . . 

Goole . . 

Brigg . . 

Barton-on-Humber 



Mar. 


Mar. 


1870. 


1869. 


722 




197 




306 
716 
583 
592 
444 
1284 
176 
408 


1887 
908 
830 
919 
996 
816 
360 


315 


1735 


973 




407 




391 


1232 




624 


1891 


504 


1100 


964 


912 


1167 


1579 




1051 


791 


644 


357 


1401 


481 


539 


780 


812 


990 


1290 


677 


700 


665 


621 


552 


317 


951 




1625 




703 




340 


2508 


348 




813 


1666 


863 


738 




901 




907 


1086 


450 




363 


827 


1025 






1455 


757 


656 


903 


621 


610 


465 


480 


145 


350 


794 


777 


651 


1524) 





^. ., Mar. 

Ctrttttis, 1870. 

Bridlington . . . 937 

Total, 14,896 

York (New-St., &c.) 1781 

York (Wesley, &c.) . 943 

Tadcast^r .... 801 

Pocklington . . . 904 

Malton 980 

Easingwold. . . . 826 

Helmsley .... 340 

{Scarborough. . > 1159 

Sherburn . . . 534 

Filey 374 

{Pickering . . . 580 

Kirby-Moorside . 678 

Thirsk 616 

Northallerton , . . 496 

Ripon 985 

Selby 1176 

Total, 13,123 



Whitby 
Danby . . 
Stokesley . 
Guisborough 
Darlington . 
Stockton 
Middlesborough 
Hartlepool . . 
Barnard -Castle 
Bishop-Auckland 
Middleham 
Hawes, &c 
Richmond 
Reeth . 
Bedale . 



. 815 

. 382 

. 500 

. 830 

. 1086 

. 705 

. 704 

. 602 

. 944 

, 1703 

. 719 

. 344 

. 298 

. 800 

. 938 



Total, 11,430 

Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
(Brunswick, &c.) . 1001 

Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
(Blenheim-St., &c.) 

Gateshead . . 

North-Shields . 

South-Shields . 

Blyth . . . 

Morpeth 160 

Sunderland(Sans-St,&c.)864 

Sunderland (Fawcett- 
Strcet, &c.) ... 637 



795 
1525 
739 
600 
425 



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Ill 



Mar. 
1869. 
402 

1038 

1389 

1167 

727 

1152 

745 

677 

244 

37 



366 
292 
386 
181 
353 
591 
857 
309 
464 
570 
36 



895 
585 
799 
635 



Circuits, 

Sunderland (Whit- 
burn-Street, &c.) 
Houghton-le-Spring 
Durham , . 
Wolsingham . 
Hexham . . 
Shotley-Bridge 
Alston . . . 
Allendale«Town 
Alnwick. . . 
Berwick . . 

Total, 13,957. 

Carixslb . 
Brampton • 
Whitehaven. 
Workington 
Cockermouth, &c. 
Appleby, &c. 
Penrith , 
Wigton, &c, 
Kendal . 
Ulverstone 
Dumfries 

Total, 4,475. 

Douglas . . 
Castletown . . 
Ramsay . . . 
Peel. . . . 
Total, 2,840, 



Mar. 


Mar. 


1870. 1 


1869. 


1 


479 


380 


85 


867 


36 


1201, 


126 


1212 


598 


829; 


260 


1203 




721 


280 


563 




200 


210 


35 






94 




437 


374 




2951 


52 


421 


158 


183 


805 


372 




548 




857 




301 


64 


442 


78 


650 


214 


32 


52 




473 


879 


397 


600 


584 


800 


203 


561 


235 



_. Mar. 
Cireutis. . 1370 

Edinburgh . . . 501 

Leith 80 

Dunbar 36 

Greenock .... 88 
Glasgow (John-St., &c.)624 
Glasgow (St. Thomas's, 

&c.) 257 

Glasgow (Cathcart-Road, 

&c.) 309 

Glasgow (Claremont- 

Street, &c.). . . 210 

Dumbarton. ... 96 

TAirdrie .... 118 

I Wallacestone . .351 

Stirling, &c. . . . 46 

Ayr 161 

Aberdeen .... 301 
Dundee (Ward-Road) 252 
Dundee (Wellington- 
Road) .... 84 

Perth 64 

Arbroath, &c. . . . 74 

Banff 188 

Inverness .... 50 
Total, 3,890. 

Lerwick 459 

Dunrossness . . . 368 

Walls 579 

Northmavin & Del ting 201 

North Isles .... 225 
Total, 1,832. 



Total Number of Members in Grbat Britain this Year . 348,471 

Ditto last Year (including Malta) 345,546 

Increase 2,925 

On Trial in Great Beitian 20,433 

Number of Deaths, so far as reported 5,861 



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IN IRELAND. 



Mar. 
1869. 
417 

41 
812 

85 

65 
163 
102 
135 

52 
221 
176 
149 
154 

85 

95 

58 

190 

187 

116 

338 
43 

228 
170 
317 

96 
163 
132 

120 



375 
62 
130 
286 
864 



CircuUs, ^^l' 

Dublin (Stephen's 

Green) .... 390 

Curragh Camp . 35 

Dublin (Abbey-Street) 336 

Dublin (Ralhmines) . 123 

Dublin (Cork-Street) 75 

Dublin (Blackhall-Pl.) l70 

Kingstown .... 109 

Drogbeda .... 135 

Wicklow .... 48 

Rathdrum .... 192 

Tullamore . . . . 177 

Maryborough . . . 157 

Longford .... 156 

Atblone .... 80 
Total, 2,183. 

Waterpord ... 90 

Clonmel 59 

Carlow 190 

Newtownbarry. . . 193 

Wexford .... 109 
Total, 641. 

Cork 344 

Queenstown and Pas- 
sage-West ... 45 

Bandon 232 

Clonakilty .... 180 

Skibbereen .... 321 
Total, 1,122. 

Limerick .... 97 
Adare and Rathkeale. 1 73 
Roscrea and Parsons- 
town 134 

Cloughjordan .* . . 142 
Total, 546. 

Slxoo 377 

Castlebar .... 58 

Ballina and Killala . 132 

Drumshambo & Boyle 259 

Manorhamilton . • 866 
Total, 1,692. 



Enniskillen . 
Brookborough . 
Irvinestown 



670 
603 
839 



Mar. 

1869. 
421 
231 
304 
466 



142 
175 
69 
107 
361 
412 

324 
550 
274 
213 
310 



45 
190 
350 
230 
271 
343 
148 

970 
261 
380 
351 
516 
227 
286 
61 
166 
158 



137 
26 
10 



CireuUt, 

Bally shannon 
Clones . 
Cootehill 
Cavan . . 



Total, 3,544 

Londonderry 
Coleraine . . 
Newtownlimavaddy 
Ballycastle . , 
Castlederg . . 
Omagh . • . 



Mar. 
1870. 
422 
236 
308 
460 



145 
190 
67 
107 
349 
400 



Total, 1,264. 

BELPAST(DonegalI-Sq.) 325 

Belfast (Frederick-St.) 539 

Belfast (Falls-Road) . 294 

Belfast (Agnes-Street) 253 
Belfast(University-Rd.) 350 
Belfast (Ligoniel and 

Springfield) ... 61 

Belfast (Eliza-Street). 71 

Holywood .... 45 

Bally Glare .... 195 

Donaghadee . . . 363 

Carrickfergus . . . 236 

Magherafelt . . . 268 

Lisburn 348 

Dromore . . . . 148 

Total, 3,496. 

PORTADOWN ..." 930 

Newry 230 

Dungannon . . . 344 

Armagh 342 

Lurgan 566 

Moira 226 

Tandragee .... 302 

Banbridge .... 66 

Monaghan . . . . 158 

Aughnacloy ... 162 

Total, 3,826. 

MISSION STATIONS. 

Lucan and Trim . . 140 

Bray 27 

Dalkev 10 



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Mar. 

1869. 
163 
15 
70 
15 
42 
124 
68 
56 
83 
11 
68 



^. ., Mar. 

CtreuUt. 1870 

Kilkenny .... 166 

Youghal .... 20 

Fermoy 79 

Kinsale 18 

Berehaven-Mines . . 44 

Tralee 126 

Ballinasloe .... 70 

Nenagh 52 

Kilrush 32 

Ennis 10 

Galway 68 



Mar. 
1869. 

27 

129 

400 
102 
168 
160 
106 
16 



Cireuitt, 

Oughterard & Clifden 
Westport • . . , 
Strabane & Ratbmelton 
Donegal . • • 
Dun^ineely 
Innisbowen 
Downpatrick . 
Ballymena . • 
Ballymacarrett 
Comber • • • 

Total, 2,149. 



Mar. 

1870. 

46 

25 

141 

132 

880 

104 

165 

158 

116 

20 



Total Number of Members in Ireland tbis Year . • • 19,963 
Ditto, last Year 19,659 



Increase 



304 



The Numbers in Society at the Stations occupied by the Weslbtan 
Missionaries are as follows : — exclusive of those Missions which 
are related to the several Conferences in connexion with the 
British Conference ; the Numbers on which Missions are reported 
in the Minutes of those Conferences respectively. 







EUROPE. 






ilar. 




Mar. 


Mar. 




Mar. 


869. 




1870. 


1869. 




1870. 




France— 




23 


Pavia. . . . 


. 29 


46 


Paris .... 


48 


50 


Intra .... 


60 


20 


Rheims . . . . 


20' 


38 


Spezia . • • 


30 


47 


Boulogne . . . 


40 




Vicenza . • . 


. 32 




Total, 108. 






Vicobellignano . , 


23 


683 
519 
159 


Germany— 

Waiblingen . . . 
Prevorst. . . . 
Hall 


671 
496 
194 


90 
31 
11 


Naples . . , 
Salerno . • . 
Cosenza . . . 
Messina (Sicily) 


94 

86 

32 

3 


269 


Oberurbach . . 


265 




Total, 636. 




186 


Alfdorf . . . 
Blaubeiiren . • 
Adelsbeim (Baden] 


180 

4 

12 


20 
17 


Spain and Portuoj 
Gibraltar. . • 
Oporto . . . 


,1.— 
. 18 
. 27 




Total, 1,822. 


* 




Total, 45. 






Italy — 










80 


Padua. . . . 


82 




Total in Europe 


.2,6il 


129 


Parma. . . . 


77 




Last Year • • 




20 


Azzola . . . 


23 


1 






77 


Mezzano . • « 


78 




Decrease . . 




40 


Cremona . . . 


37 

1 




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ASIA. 



Mar. 
1869. 



88 
H)6 
68 
112 
58 
74 
36 
24 
80 

897 

47 
43 
24 
29 
98 
8 
83 
25 



179 

24 

44 

107 



51 
7 
45 
37 
24 
131 



Mar. 
1870, 
The Singhalese, or South 
Ceylon District 

Colombo, South 
Colombo, North 
Kandy 



Negombo 

Seedua . 

Minuangoda 

Wellewatta 

Galkisse. 

Angulany 

{Morotto 
Morotto MuUa 
Wattalpola 
Pantura . 
Caltura . 
Amblamgoda 
Galle. . 
Balligam. 
Matura . 
Goddapitiya 

Total, 1,856. 

The Tamil or North Ceylon 
District, 

r Jaffna (Petta) . . 151 

( Jaffna (Wannarponne) 1 5 

Point-Pedro. ... 28 

Trincomalee ... 31 

Batticaloa, First and 

Second . . . . 137 

Total, 865. 

CONTINENTAL INDIA. 

The Madras District. 



21 

111 

89 

124 

72 

80 

43 

45 

45 

164 

243 

66 

61 

26 

32 

83 

8 

31 

27 



Madras, South. . 
Madras, North. . 
Madras (English) . 
St. -Thomas's Mount 
Negapatam • . . 
Manaargoody . . 



51 
10 
48 
32 
27 
17 



Mar. 

1869. 

2 

17 

3 

2 



80 
124 
53 
21 
11 

14 

20 



64 
45 



34 

14 

2 



2 
33 



Mar. 
1870. 
Melnattam .... 2 
Trichinopoly ... 16 
Trivalore .... 2 
Caroor . . • . • 8 
Tptal, 218. 

The Mysore District. 

Bangalore (Petta). . 35 
Bangalore (Cantonment) 1 34 
46 
32 
7 



Mysore 
Toomkoor • 
Goobbee. • 
Coonghul . 

Shemoga 16 

Ootacamund ... 22 
Total, 292. 

The Calcutta District. 

Calcutta 75 

liUcknow, &c. ... 61 
Total, 136. 



CHINA. 

The Canton District, 
Canton, East 



Canton, West . , 

Fatsh£n. . . . 

Total, 58. 



87 

13 

8 



The Wuchang District. 

Wuchang .... 4 

Hankow .... 49 

Total, 53. 

Total in India, Cey- 
lon, and China • 2,468 
Last Year . • . 2,269 



Increase . 



199 



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Mar. 

1869. 



184 
211 
67 
75 
192 
222 
138 
214 



842 
249 

292 

249 

301 

509 
168 
87 
338 
275 
513 
421 
144 
961 



158 
^9 
355 
474 
154 
300 
357 
669 



SOUTHERN 

Mar. 

1870. 
The Cape of Good Hope 

District. 
Cape-Town (English) 182 
Cape-Town (Dutch) . 174 
Wynberg .... 66 
Simon's-Town ... 75 
Stellenbosch . . . 174 
Somerset, West . . 222 
Robertson . . . . 142 
Khamiesberg . . . 206 
Total, 1,241. 

The Graham" B'Town 
District. 
Graham's-Town (Eng- 
lish) 320 

Graham's-Town (Na- 
tive) 262 

Salem and Farmerfield 286 
Bathurst and Lower 

Albany .... 230 
Fort- Beaufort, Sey- 
mour, and Alice . 329 
Heald-Town ... 607 
Port-Elizabeth • . 177 
Uitenhage .... Ill 
Cradock .... 334 
Somerset, East . . 268 
Peddie and Newtondale 519 
King William's Town. 362 
Mount-Coke . . . 140 
AnnshaW .... 1,025 
Total, 4,970. 

The Queen'S'Town District 
Queen's-Town . . 187 
Stormberg and Dordrecht 43 
Karoastone • . . . 336 
Lessey ton and M' Arthur 636 
Isikobeni .... 201 
Isomo ..... 384 
Butterworth . . . 388 
Clarkebury and Morley 544 



AFRICA. 

Mar. 
1869. 
49 

120 

195 



120 

61 

248 

219 

256 

72 

36 

11 



838 

5 

202 

115 



10 
304 
118 

88 
106 
282 



113 



Mar. 

1870. 

BuntingVille ... 88 

Shawbury. ... 122 

Osbom .... 205 

Total, 3,134. 

The Bechuana District. 



Colesberg • . . 
Burgher*8-Dorp . 
Wittebergen . . 
Bensonvale • • 
Thaba-'Nchu . . 
Moshaneng • • 
Bloem-Fontein • 
Fauresmith . . . 
Smithfield. . . . 
Total, 1,144. 
The Natal District. 

D'Urban .... 

Coolie Mission • . 

Pietermaritzberg (Eng- 
lish) 

Pietermaritzberg (Na- 
tive). .... 

York 

Ladisroith . • • 

Edendale .... 

Indaleni .... 

Emfundisweni • • 

Palmerton • • . 

Verulam .... 

Verulam(Coolie Mis- 
sion) .... 

Inanda. .... 

Total, 1,582. 



134 

85 

283 

272 

256 

72 

31 

7 

4 



323 
6 

154 

110 
52 
34 
280 
143 
100 
106 
180 

82 
12 



Total in Southern 

Africa. . . 12,071 
Last Year . . 11,524 



Increase . 



547 



WESTERN AFRICA. 



2,522 
691 
770 



The Sierro'Leone District, 

Free-Town . . .2,456 
Wellington ... 653 
Hastings .... 672 



368 
601 



York . . 
Wilberforce 

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1870. 




The Gambia District. 


600 


Lagos 600 


509 


St. Mary's. ... 609 


100 


Abbeokuta ... 108 


149 


McCarthy's Island . 106 




Total, 2,286, 




Total, 715. 








The Gold-Coast District. 




Total in Western 


720 


Cape-Coast ... 772 




Africa.. . . 7,676 


381 


Anamabu .... 394 




.La^tYear . . 7,734 


241 


Domonasi . . . 213 






181 


Akrah .198 




.Decrease. . . 58 


1 i Kumasi .... . 1 { 






AMERICA. 


WEST INDIES. 


• 


The Antigua District, 


Total in the St. Vin- 


• 






cent's District.. 8,394 


938 


Antigua, First . . 1,075 




Last Year . . . 8,082 


1,012 


Antigua, Second . .1,061 






583 


Dominica .... 605 




Increase. . . . 312 


455r 


Montserrat . . . 561 






1,421 


Ntvis 2,084 




The British Guiana 


2,893 


St. Kilt's . . . .3,195 




District. 
Demerara (George- 


255 
. 95 


St. Eustatius . . . 325 
St. Bartholomew's . 97 


2,512 


729 


St. Martin's and 




Town) .... 2,624 


1,660 


Anguilla . . . 729 
Tortola . . . .1,568 


462 
543 

495 


Demerara (Mahaica) 488 
Demerara (Golden- 
Grove) . . . . 556 




Total in the An- 


Essequibo. . . . 498 




tigua District 11,300 
Last Year . . 10,041 


213 
42 


Berbice .... 216 
Coolie Mission . . 30 




Increase . . 1,259 


Total in the British 
Guiana District 4,412 




The St. Vincent's District. 




Last Year . . . 4,267 


1,246 


Kingstown . . .1,341 




Increase . • . 145 


1,226 


George-Town. . . 1,202 






649 


Chateaubellair . . 701 




The Jamaica District. 


668 


Grenada .... 796 


2,681 Kingston . . . .2,624 


668 


Trinidad .... 686 


786 Montego - Bay and 


1,766 


Barbadoes (City). . 1,419 


1 Lucea .... 828 


928 


Barbadoes (Ebenezer) 937 


638 Spanish - Town and 




Barbadoes (Speight 's- 




Linstead . . . 637 




Town) .... 369 


887 


Morant-Bay . . . 890 


931 


Tobago .... 944 


693 Watson ville and Guy's- 






i Hill .... 709 


'^**^ 




849 


Grateful-Hill . . 870 



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Mar. 

1869. 
454 
399 
510 
839 
710 
325 
689 
833 

380 
294 
543 
616 
500 
578 



585 

317 

22 



Falmouth . . 
St. Ann's-Bay 
Ocho-Rios . 
Beechamville . 
Bath . . . 
Port-Antonio , 
Clarendon. . 
Mount - Ward 

Black-River . 
Savannah -la-Mar 
Brown's-Town . 
Duncan*8 . . . 
Yallahs . . • 
Mount-Fletcher . 
Manchioneal . • 



and 



Mar. 

1870. 
509 
390 
560 
809 
711 
334 
651 

866 
38r5 
346 
606 
644 
504 
588 



Total in the Jamaica 

District . . 14,462 
Last Year . . 14,204 



Increase 



258 



The Honduras District, 

Belize 684 

Ruatan • • . . 353 
Corosal • • . . 23 

Totel in the Hon- 
duras District . 1,060 
Last Year . . . 924 



Increase . 



136 



Mar. 
1869. 

940 
710 
477 
680 
257 
19 
454 
335 



210 





Mar. 




1870. 


The Bahama District. 


New-Providence 


. 942 


Eleuthera, First . 


. 641 


Eleuthera, Second 


. 480 


Harbour-Island . 


. 685 


Abaco . . / . 


. 297 


Andros-Island . 


. 19 


Turk's-Island . 


. 468 


Puerto-Plata 


. 317 


Biminies . . . 


. 18 


Total in the Ba- 


hama District 


. 3.867 


Last Year • . 


. 3,872 



Decrease ... 5 

The Hayti District. 

Port - au - Prince, 
etc 210 

Total in the Hayti 

District . . . 210 
Last Year . . . 210 

Total in the West 

Indies . . 43,705 
Last Year . . 41,600 



Increase 



,2,105 



RECAPITULATION OF MEMBERS IN THE 
FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

In France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Portugal 2,611 

In Continental India, Ceylon, and China 2,468 

In Africa (Southern, 12,071 ; Western, 7,676) 19,747 

In the West Indies 43,705 

Total number of Members under the care of the Missionaries 

this Year 5^.^31 

Last Year ^^fi^^ 

Increase 

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GENERAL VIEW. 



I. BritiBh Gonf erenoe : 

Great Britain 

Ireland, and Irish MissionB . 

Foreign Missions 

II. French Conference 

III. Australasian Conference ... 

IV. Canada Conference 

y. Conference of Eastern-British 

America 

Totals 



B 



848,471 
19,963 
68,531 
2,049 
55,656 
61,199 

15,021 



570,790 



8 



20,433 

830 

6,005 

167 

10,091 

3,489 

1,266 



42,281 



1,282 
165 
232» 

81 
215 
406 

117 



2,398 



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178 

26 

73* 

4 

95 
98 

23 



497 



Si 



£b 



201 

29 

7* 

1 

18 
94 

22 



372 



OFFICIAL APPOINTMENTS. 

Q. IX. Who is appointed the President of the next 
Conference in Ireland, to commeDce in Belfast, on Wednes- 
day, June 21st, I87I ? 

A. Our President, the Rev. John Farrar, whom we ap- 
point as our Delegate ; and, in case of his unavoidable absence, 
one of the following Ministers : — The Rev. Dr. Jobson, Ex- 
President ; the Rev. Joseph W. M'Eay, nominated by the 
Irish Conference; the Rev. Samuel Romilly Hall ; the Rev. 
John Bedford. 

N.B. 1. The President shall preside at all Meetings of 
Connexional Committees appointed to be held preparatory to the 
Irish Conference ; or, in case of his unavoidable absence, one of 
the Ministers appointed by the preceding Resolution, who shall 
be present, taken in the order of priority of names, shall preside 
at all such Meetings. 

2. The Rev. Dr. Jobson, Ex-President, the Rev. Dr. 
James, the Secretary, and the Rev. George T. Perks, 
M.A., are appointed to accompany the President to the Irish 
Conference. 

The following appointments are also made ; viz.,— 

1. The President is appointed to visit Scotland in the month 
of October, for the purpose of promoting the Missionary cause, 
and also of attending the Financial District Meeting. The 
Rev. Charles Prest and the Rev. Joseph Hargreaves are 
*— "*'nted to accompany the President to Scotland. 

"^he President is appointed to attend the Annual Meeting 

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of the North Wales District Committee, to be held at Liverpool, 
in the spring of I87I. The Rev. William W. Stamp is 
appointed to accompany the President. 

3. The Ex-President and the Rev. Charles Prest are 
appointed to attend the Annual Meeting of the South Wales 
District Committee, to be held at Aberystwyth, in the spring odH'Jl. 

4. The Ex-President is appointed to attend the next Annual 
Meeting of the Isle of Man District Committee. 

5. The Rev. James Hocart is appointed the President of 
the next French Conference, to be held at Paris in May, 1872. 

6. The Rev. John Watsford is appointed the President of 
the next Australasian Conference, to be neld at Hobart Town, on 
Thursday, January 19th, I87I. 

7. The Rev. Henry Pope (b) is appointed the President of 
the next Conference of Eastern-British America, to be held at 
St. John, New-Brunswick, on Thursday, June 22nd, I87I ; and 
the Rev. Samuel W. Sprague, Co-Delegate. 

8. The Conference leaves the election of the President of the 
Canada Conference for this year to that body. The President 
will appoint his own Co-Delegate. 

COMMITTEE OF PRIVILEGES. 

Q. X. Who are the Committee for Guarding our Privi- 
leges during the ensuing year ? 

A. The President and the Secretary of the Conference; 
the Superintendent Ministers appointed to the London Circuits ; 
the Superintendents of the Deptford, Blackheath, Woolwich, 
and Hammersmith Circuits; all the Ministers now living who 
have filled the office of President of the Conference; the 
Book-Steward; the Editors; the Missionary Secretaries; the 
Governor, and Theological and Classical Tutors, of the Rich- 
mond Branch of the Theological Institution ; the Principal and 
Secretary of the Education Committee; the Rev. Messrs. 
Joseph W. M^Eay, Robert G. Jones, and James C. Bass, 
Representatives of the Irish Conference; — together with the 
following Gentlemen : — 

Mr. James Heald, Stockport^ 
Mr. Samuel R. Healey, Liverpool, 
Mr. Francis Heeley, Birmin^fhamf 
Mr. J. Robinson Kay, Bury, 
Mr. WHIiam Mewbum, Banbury, 
Dr. Humphry Sand with, Beaconsfield, 

Berks, 
Mr. W. Bickford Smith, Camborne, 
Mr. George Smith, Leedi, 
Mr. Samuel H. Smith, Sh^ ^ 
Mr. Thomas Walker, Che' 
Dr. Peter Wood, Southp 



Mr. T. Percival Bunting, London, 

Mr. John Chubb, diito, 

Mr. Walter Griffith, dUto, 

Mr. Peter B. Hall, ditto, 

Sir Francis Lycett, ditto, 

Mr. William M*Arthur, M.P., ditto, 

Mr. William W. Pocock, ditto, 

Mr. Richard Marsden Reece, tUtlo, 

Mr. Greaves Walker, ditto, 

Mr. Henry J. Atkinson, HhU, 

Mr. William Dyson, York, 

Mr. John Fern ley, Southport, 

Mr. John Hartley, Wolverhampton j 



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The thanks of the Conference are presented to the Rev. 
Geobge T. Peeks, 'M. a., as Secretary of the Committee of 
Privileges, for his able and valuable services 

COMMITTEE OF EXIGENCY. 

Q. XI. Who are the Members of the Committee whose duty 
it is to consider all cases of exigency arising in any department 
of our affairs or otherwise, requiring prompt communication with 
the Government or with Parliament on subjects affecting our 
public interests ? 

A. The Pbesident and the Secbetary of the Cokfeeekce, 
the Ex-President, the General Secretaries of our Missions, the 
Principal of the Westminster Training Institution, the Secretary 
of the Education Committee, the Secretaries of the Chapel 
Committee, and the 



Rev. Benjamin Frankland, 

Thomas Jaokton, 

«*— - John Lomas, 
■ Dr. Osborn, 

Charles Prest, 

William Shaw (i), 

William W. Stomp, 

- — Dr. Waddy, 

— ^ Theophilus Woolmer ; 



Mr. J. S. Budgett, 
Mr. T. P. Bunting, 
Mr. John Chubb, 
Mr. Henry H. Fowler, 
Mr. James Heald, 
Mr. J. Robinson Kay, 
Mr. W. M'Arthur, M.P., 
Mr. W. W. Pocock, 
Mr. S. D. Waddy, 
Mr. Greaves Walker. 



The Revs. Geobge T. Peeks, M.A., and Samuel Coley are 
appointed the Secretaries of this and the preceding Committee. 
Ail Communications to be addressed to them at the Wesleyan 
Centenary Hall^ Bishopsgate-Street Within^ London^ E,C. 

MISSIONS. 

Q. XII. What are the Resolutions of the Conference on the 
subject of Missions ? 

A. 1. The Conference cordially adopts the Resolutions of the 
Missionary Committee of Review, held at Burslem, July 25th, 
I87O; and directs that they be printed in the Minutes. (See 
Appendix, No. 1, at the end of the Minutes of I87O.) 

2. James Heald, Esq. and the Rev. Db. Jobson are 
requested to continue in office as General Treasurers of the 
Wesleyan-Methodist Missionary Society. The Rev. Db. Hoolb 
is re-apnointed Deputy-Treasurer. 

3. Tne following persons are appointed the General Committee 
of Management for the ensuing year : — viz., the Pbesident and 
the Secbetaby of the Confebence ; the Ex-Pbesident ; the 
General Tbeasubebs; theGENEBALSECBETABiEs; the Hok- 

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Auxiliary Society ; Sixteen of the Ministers stationed in London, 
namely, — 

Rev. Samuel Coley, 

— Benjamin Fraukland, 

. John Hall, 

Charles Haydon, 

— » Thomas Jackson, 
*— - Thomas James, 

W. F. Moulton, 

^-^ Thomas Nightingale, 



Rey. Dr. Osborn, 

Charles Prest, 

Dr. Rigj?, 

Daniel Sanderson, 

William Shaw (a), 

Gervase Smith, 

John Walton, 

T. Woolmer ;— 



The twenty following Gentlemen of London, namely, — 



Dr, Brown, 
Mr. John Chabb, 
Mr. W. T. Eastman, 
Mr. C. T. Gabriel, 
Mr. R. Harwin, 
Mr. S. B. Hodge, 
Mr. G. M. Kiell, 
Mr. Thomas Knight, 
Mr. W. Lamplough, 
Mr. George Lidgett, 



Sir Francis Lycett, 
Mr. A. M'Arthur, 
Mr. W. M^Arthur, M.P., 
Mr. W. Pearce, 
Mr. W. W. Pocock, 
Mr. Thomas Sercombe, 
Mr. T. B. Smithies, 
Mr. John Vanner, 
Mr. S. D. Waddy, 
Mr. Greaves Walker; — 



And, for the Country y- 



Rev. £. £. Jenkins, SoiUhport, 

John Lomas, Headhngky^ 

M. T. Male, Bath, 

W. B. Pope, Didthury, 

^-^^ John Rattetibury, Nottingham^ 

Dr. Scott, Buryy 

Dr. Waddy, Cl^Um, 

W. Williams (a), BdUm; 



Mr. H. J. Atkinson, HuU, 
Mr. W. H. Budgett, Brittol, 
Mr. John Femley, Southport^ 
Mr. Isaac Holden, Keighley, 
Mr. J. Robinson Kay, jBttry, 
Mr. George Knowles, BoUon^ 
Mr. George Marsden, MancheMter, 
Mr. Joshua Moss, Sheffield. 



Messrs. Walter Griffith, Frederick Ingoldby, and 
Dr. Brown are requested to act as a Medical Sub-Committee. 

4. The following Ministers and other Friends are particularly 
invited to attend a Special Meeting of the General Missionary 
Committee, which will be held in Manchester, at Nine o'clock in 
the forenoon of Tuesday, July 25th, I87I, viz., the Ministers of 
the Manchester and Bolton Districts, the District Treasurers, 
and — 



Rev. John H. Beech, 

— Joseph Hargreaves, 

John Hartley, 

John Kirk (a), 

— Thomas Llewellyn, 

William O. Simpson, 

Luke Tyerman, 

Thomas Vasey, 

Robert M. Willcox ; 

Mr. Eli Atkin, Manehester, 
Mr. Brierley, Manchuter, 



Mr. T. P: Bunting, Dorking, 

Mr. John Cooper, Manchester, 

Mr. Thomas Davies, Sal/ord, 

Mr. Adam Dugdale, Burnley, 

Dr. Adam Fletcher, Bury, 

Mr. H. H. Fowler, Wolverhampton, 

Mr. R. B. Harrison, Soffit 

Mr. R. Haworth, Man^ 

Mr. T. Wood Heator 

Mr. D. Hill, York, 

Mr. Isaac Hoyle, Si 



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Mr. Isaac Jenks, WoherhampUm, 
Mr. Joseph Musgrave, Bolton, 
Mr. J. Napier, Manchester^ 
Mr. C. Simpson, Bowdon, 
Mr. W. B. Smith, Camborne, 



Mr. J. S. Sutcliffe, Baeup, 
Mr. J. F. Taylor, YorU, 
Mr. Thomas Taylor, Bolton, 
Dr. Turner, Stockport;-^ 



with those Gentlemen who may be chosen by the Lay-members of 
the District Committees at the May District Meetings in Great 
Britain, to .attend the Annual Meeting of the Home-Mission and 
Contingent Fund, preparatory to the next Conference. 

N.B. The Missionary Committee is empowered to invite to 
this Meeting such persons, being Treasurers and Secretaries of 
the different Auxiliary and Branch Societies, and also such other 
leading friends of the Wesleyan-Methodist Missions, as are dis- 
posed to take an active part in the support and extension of the 
Missionary Society. 

5. The Conference directs that, in addition to the inquiries 
already required to be made, year by year, in the Financial Dis- 
trict Meeting, in reference to the expense of holding Missionary 
Meetings, there shall be laid before the Annual District Meeting 
a report of the total amount collected for the Missionary Society, 
and inquiry shall be made into the efficient working and produc- 
tiveness of every Circuit organization, at the time when the 
amount raised for the other Connexional Funds shall be inquired 
into. 

MISSIONARY DEPUTATIONS, I870.71. 

DISTRICTS. 

^ ^N^thaTptn,] ^^''"*' ^^*'"'' •'^^'^"^ ***'^"- 

Edward Nye, Charles-Churchill, M.A. 

>• George Walker, James H. Cummings. 

C William J. Tweddle, Joseph C. Wood- 
^ cock. 
Robert N. Young, John R. Hargreaves. 

> Thornley Smith, Marmaduke C. Osborn. 

James Calvert, Frederick E. Toyne. 

\ Henry W. Holland, William O. Simpson. 

? John Rattenbury, Charles H. Kelly. 

>■ James P. Dunn, George Dickenson. 
Luke H. Wiseman, M.A., John Lyth,D.D. 



4 Kent, 
6 Norwich and 
Lynn, 

6 Oceford^ 

7 Portsmouth, 

8 Channel 

Islands, 

9 Devonport, 

10 Cornwall, 

(West,) 
Cornwall, 

{Central,) 
Cornwall, 

(East,) 

11 Eweter, 

12 fimto/, 



f Thomas James, John Dwyer, Featherstone 
1 .^ • 



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DTSTBICTS. 

13 Bathj Richard Green, James A. Macdonald. 

14 Swansea^ James Calvert, Samuel Atkinson (b). 

\T Birmingham ^YUMheif T. Male, Luke H. Wiseman, 
Shrewsbury, ) M.A., W. Wilson (d). 

Richard Roberts, W. Fletcher Slater, 

John Walton, George Bowden. 
r Dr. Waddy, Luke H. Wiseman, M.A„ 
Joseph W. M'Kay. 
George T. Perks, M.A., Frederick W. 
Macdonald. 



18 Macclesfield^ 

19 Liverpool^ 

20 Manchester^ 

21 Bolton^ 

22 HaUfass and 

Bradford^ 

23 Leeds^ 

24i Sheffield, 

25 Nottingham 

and Derby, 

26 Lincoln, 

27 Hull, 

28 York, 

29 Whitby and 

Darlington, 

30 Newcastle, 

31 Carlisle, 

32 Isle of Man, 

33 Scotland, 



Frederic Greeves, Robert Stephenson, B. A. 

The President, Robert G. Jones, Arminius 
Burgess, David J. Waller. 

Samuel W. Christophers, John Bond. 
( James Sugden, Richard Bell, Francis J. 
\ Sharr, Silas E. Symons. 
r Samuel Coley, Joseph Bush, Thomas M. 
\ Albrighton. 

J. Alexander Armstrong, John S. Banks. 
I Ebenezer E. Jenkins, M.A., John S. 
Workman. 

James Calvert, John Henshall. 



' George T. Morrison, James Nicholson (b), 
James Gillings, John Baker, M.A. 
Gifford Dorey, John Rhodes («). 
Joseph Willis. 
( The President, Charles Prest, Joseph 
I Hargreaves. 
Ireland, {North,)Thomfi8 Llewellyn, George Mather. 

Ireland, f William T. Radcliffe, John M'Kenny. 

(South,) j 

^^iw^'t \ JohnEglinton,T. Bowman Stephenson,B. A. 

Ireland^ {Central,) Frederick W. Briggs. 

SCHOOLS. 

Q. XIII. What are the Resolutions of the Conference respect- 
ine the affairs of our Schools ? j . ^u 

A. 1. The Conference adopts the Resolutions passed at the 
Meeting of the General Committee, held July 23rd, I87O, and 
directs that they be printed in the Minutes. (See Appandix. 
No. II, I87O.) ^ ., 

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are re-appointed the General Treasurers ; and the Rev* 
Frederick Payne and the Rev. John Harvard are re^ 
appointed the General Secretaries. 

3. The following persons are appointed as the General 
Committee for the ensuing year: — The President and the 
Secretary of the Conference, the Ex-President, the General 
Treasurers and Secretaries of the Schools^ Fund ;— - 

Mr. James Budgett, London^ 

Mr. T. P. Bunting, London, 

Mr. John Chubb, London, 

Mr. John Cooper, Manchester, 

Mr. Thomas Davis, Wesi Bromunch, 

Mr. John Femley, Soulhport, 

Mr. H. H. Fowler, Woherhmnpton, 

Mr. James Heald, Stockport, 

Mr. S. R. Healey, Liverpool, 

Mr. J. Robinson Kay, Bwjf, 

Mr. William Mewburn, Banbury, 

Mr. Joshua Moss, Shejfield, 

Mr. William Pearce, London, 

Mr. William W. Pocock, Guildford, 

Mr. S. H. Smith, Sheffield, 

Mr. J. F. Stead, Southport, 

Mr. Luke Thompson, York, 

Mr. John Vanner, London, 

Mr. S. D. Waddy, London ;— 



Rev. William Arthur, 
John Bedford, 

— Willson Brailsford, 
Samuel R. Hall, 

— Charles Haydon, 

John Lomas, 

Dr. Osborn, 

George T. Perks, 

Charles Prest, 

John Rattenbury, 

George S. Rowe, 

Dr. George Scott, 

William Shaw (a), 

William W. Stamp, 

— Thomas Vasey, 

Dr. Waddy, 

Henry W. Williams, 

Luke H. Wiseman ; 

Mr. Thomas Barker, Stockport, 
Mr. Brierley, Manehuter, 



and all the members of the Local Committees who may be able to 
attend the next Conference ;. with those gentlemen who may be 
chosen by the lay members of the District Committees, at the 
May District Meetings in Great Britain, to attend the Annual 
Meeting of the Home-Mission and Contingent Fund Committee, 
preparatory to the Conference. 

N.B. The Schools^ Committee is empowered to invite to the 
Committee of Review any friends who may be specially interested 
in the affairs of our Schools. 

4. The following are the Local Committees for the ensuing 
year : — 

New Eikgswood School,— 

Rev. James Clapbam, Chairman, 
Rev. W. H. Sargent, 1 Local 
Mr. James Wilson, / TVeoMurers, 
Rev. Frederick £. Toyne, Local 

Secretary, 
— James Cheeswright, 

Edward Crump, 

George Hughes, 

Richard Jenkin, 

John Keighley, 

Matthew T. Male, 

Thomu Osborn, 



Rev. George Parsonson, 

Richard Ray, 

Richard Smetham, 

Charles Tucker, 

Dr. Waddy, 

Charles M^illis, 

Thomas Witbington ; 

Mr. Batchelor, Bath, 
Mr. W. H. Budgett, Brht<a, 
Mr. Carpenter, Trowbridge, 
Mr. Collins, Trowbridge, 
Mr. T. Cox, Bath, 



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Mr. £. Dyer, Trowbridge, 

Mr. S. ETans, Bath, 

Mr. Gibson, Brittol, 

Mr. John W. Gould, Radttoek, 

Mr. Alfred Hall, Briitd, 

Mr. John W. Hall, jun., Bristol, 



Mr. W. Hunt, Brittol, 
Mr. N. Lomas, Bristol, 
Mr. Maggfl, Mtlksham, 
Mr. J. H. Mason, Newbury, 
Mr. Thomas F. C. Mav, Bristol, 
Mr. Thomas Pethick, bristoL 



Rev. John Farrar, Chairman, 


Rev 


Rev. H. H. Chettle, ) Local 
Mr. H. W. Blackburn, ) Treaswrers, 


Mr. 


Mr. 


Rev. John H. Lord, Local Secretary, 


Mr. 


Willson BraiUford, 


Mr. 


Richard Brown (a). 


Mr. 


Robert Cooke, 


Mr. 


George Curnock, 


Mr. 




Mr. 


George C. Harvard, 


' Mr. 




Mr. 


Benjamin Hellicr, 


Mr. 


— John Lomas, 


Mr. 


James Loutit, 


Mr. 


Jacob Morton, 


Mr. 


Richard Peart, 


Mr. 




Mr. 


Thomas Thompson, 


Mr. 




Mr. 


William Tyson, 

George Walker, 


Mr. 


Mr. 


Samuel Walker, 


Mr. 


William Willan, 


Mr. 



WooDHousE Geovk School, — 

. George E. Young ; 

, John Blackburn, Horsforth, 

, George Brooke, Huddersfield, 

. John E. Burrows, Leeds, 

, Thomas Dewhirst, Bradford, 

, H. Edmunds, Halifax, 

, Tliomas Haieh, Bradford, 

Edward Holden, Charlestown, 
. Isaac Holden, Oakworth, 
, William Mewburn, Banbury, 
, H. Mitchell, Bradford, 

R. Moxon, Pontifract, 
. John Nussey, Birstal, 
, J. Oddy, Btrkenshaw, 
. George Patchett, Halifax, 

W. Peel, Ackworth-Park, 

Ramsden, Great-Horton, 
, Rawsthom, Dewsbury, 

Israel Roberta, Stanningley, 

W. Farrar Smith, Leeds, 
, Joseph Thackray, Leeds, 
, Miles Tillotson, Brwfford, 
. B. R. Vickers, Leeds. 

5. The following persons are appointed a Committee to carry 
out the proposal of the General Committee, in relation to the 
Schools for Ministers^ daughters : — The President and the 
Secretary of the Conference, the Ex- President,, the Treasurers 
and Secretaries of the Schools^ Fund, the Treasurers and 
Secretaries of the Children'^s Fund, the Revs. S. R. Hall, Dr. 
Osbom, Charles Prest, G. T. Perks, Luke H. Wiseman, J. W. 
Greeves, and T. Vasey, with Sir Francis Lycett, and Messrs. J. 
S. Budgett, John Chubb, WUliam M^Arthur, M.P., T. P. 
Bunting, William Mewburn, W. Pearce, W. W. Pocock, James 
E. Vanner, S. D. Waddy, Thomas Pethick, Francis Heeley, 
and H. H. Fowler. 

6. The Conference adopts the following rules in relation to the 
Schools : — 

(1.) Considering that the age at which the boys have been 
accustomed to leave school is the most important and valuable for 
the purposes of education, it is agreed that none shall henceforth 
be admitted into the schools under nine years of age, and that 
they may remain the usual term of six years. Should parents 
prefer it, their sons may be admitted at ten years, and remain 
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(2.) In any case where the Educational Allowance has been 
received by the parent, the claim upon the Schools' Fund shall 
be understood to have been met and satisfied for that year. 

(3.) In all cases of an additional year being granted, on pay- 
ment, to boys who have not been at school six years, the sum of 
£25 shall be paid, which sum shall be inclusive of the £6. 6s. 
from the Children's Fund ; but in all cases of request for a year 
additional to the six years, the Committee shall be satisfied that 
the character and diligence of the applicants are such as to render 
their return to the school advantageous to the other boys, and in 
such cases the payment shall be £30 inclusive of the £6. Gs, 

(4.) In future, the Competition for Scholarships shall be 
restricted to those boys who have been not more than six years at 
one of the schools. 

(6.) For the convenience of the officers of the Fund, the pay- 
ment for education to both boys and girls shall commence at nine 
years instead of eight years, and be continued until fifteen 
years ; the ninth year to be reckoned from the Christmas before 
payment. 

. BOOK AFFAIRS. 

Q. XIV. What are the Resolutions of the Conference in 
reference to the afiairs of the Book-Room ? 

A. 1. The London Book-ComHiittee shall consist of The 
President and the Seceetary of the Conference, the Ex- 
Presidents, the Editors, the Secretary of the Book-Committee, 
the Missionary Secretaries, the Principal of the Normal Training 
Institution, tne Governor and the Theological Tutor of the 
Richmond Branch of the Theological Institution, the Secretary 
for Home Missions, the Secretary of the Metropolitan Chapel 
Building Committee, the Superintendents of the London Circuits, 
and six additional members chosen from Ministers in London ; 
namelv, the Rev. Messrs. Alexander M^Aulay, Luke Tyerman, 
Josepn Bush, Marmaduke C. Osborn, Frederic Greeves, and 
Robert N. Young. 

The Rev. Theophilus Woolbier is re-appointed the Secretary 
of this Committee for the ensuing year. Letters should be 
addressed to him at Lady Margaret-Roady Kentish^Town^ 
London^ N. W, 

2. The Methodist Tract-Committee shall consist of Ministers 
to be appointed by the London Book-Committee. — The Rev. 
Frederic Greeves is re-appointed the Secretary. Communi- 
cations for this department should be addressed to him, 
66, QtieerCS'Road^ Peckhaniy London^ S,E. 

3. The General Book-Committee, which is appointed to meet 
at the next Conference, shall consist of the President, the 
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fiook-Committee who shall be duly authorized to attend the 
Conference^ with 



Rev. John H. Beech, 

William Cattle, 

Henry H. Chettle, 

James Clapham, 

— '— William Davison, 

John D. Geden, 

Thomas B. Goodwin, 

John W. G reeves, 

Joseph Hargreaves, 

Henry Hayman, 

Benjamin Hellidr, 

Henry W. Holland, 

Peter C. Horton, 

William Jackson (a), 

Ebenezer E. Jenkins, M.A., 

William Jessop, 



Rev. James A. Macdonald, 

' Joshua Mason, 

Jacob Morton, 

James Nance, 

Edward Nye, 

William B. Pope, 

William T. Radcliffe, 

George S. Rowe, 

Dr. Scott, 

T. Bowman Stephenson, 

William H. Taylor, 

John W. Thomas, 

Frederick E. Toyne, 

Thomas Vasev, 

Henry W. Williams, 

Joseph Willis. 



4. The thanks of the Conference are presented to the Rev. 
Dr. Jobsok, for his faithful, diligent, and efficient management 
of the affairs of the Book-Room during the past year. 

5. The thanks of the Conference are presented to the Rev. 
Benjamin FRANKLAKD,B.A.,andtheR£v. BenjaminGregorv, 
for the faithful and able manner in which they have performed 
their editorial duties during the past year. 

6. The thanks of the Conference are presented to the Rev. 
Theophilus Woolmer, the Secretary of the London Book- 
Committee, and to the Rev. Frederic Greeves, the Secretary 
of the Methodist Tract-Committee, for their valuable services in 
their respective offices. 

CHAPEL AFFAIRS. 

Q. XV. What are the Resolutions of the Conference with 
regard to Chapel Affairs ? 

A. 1. The Conference cordially adopts the Resolutions of the 
Committee of Review, held at Burslem, on Wednesday, July 
20th, I87O; and directs that those Resolutions, and an Abstract 
of the Report then read, be printed in the Minutes. (See 
Appendix, No. Ill, I87O.) 

2. The Conference authorises the President, during the year, 
to affix his signature to any consent to the sale of Trust Property 
which may be certified to him as approved by the Chapel 
Committee. 

3. John Feenley, Esq., of Southport, and Samuel R. 
Healey, Esq., of Liverpool, are re-appointed the Treasurers of 
the General Chapel-Fund. 

4. The Rev. John Bedford and the Rev. William 
are re-appointed the General Secretaries of the Chapel 

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President and the Secretary of the Conference ; the Ex- President ; 
the Treasurers of the Chapel-Fund ; the Secretaries of the 
Chapel Committee, and the undermentioned Ministers and 
Gentlemen :— ^ 



Rey. Samuel Romilly Hall, 

Joseph Harfi^reaves, 

— ^ Henry Haatling, 
' Joseph HeatoDi 

William Hurt, 

Henry W. Jackson, B.A., 

William Jackson (a), 

— William Jessop, 

Featherstone Kellett, 

■ John Martin (a), 
*— George B. Mellor, 
— ^ Dr. Osbom, 

-^— Henry Pollingeri 

William B. Pope, 

Charles Povah, 

William T. Radcliffe, 

John Rattenbury, 

— Dr. George Scott, 
->— James Smeeth, 

William W. Stomp, 

William H. Taylor, 

James J. Topham, 

Edward Walker, 

— Samuel Wilkinson, 

William Williams (a); 

Mr. John Berrie, Mancheiter^ 
Mr. Henry Bowman, dUto^ 



Mr. Thomas Briggs, Manehetier, 
Mr. T. Percival Bunting, London, 
Mr. Walter W. Cannon, Bolton, 
Mr. Henry Cartwright, Rochdale, 
Mr. John Chubb, Brixton^ 
Mr. John Cooper, Manchester, 
Mr. Henry H. Fowler, Wolverhampton, 
Mr. Richard Haworth, Manchester, 
Mr. James Heald, Stockport, 
Mr. Isaac Hoyle, Sale, 
Mr. James Clarkson Kay, Bury, 
Mr. W. M'Arthur, M.P., London, 
Mr. George Marsden, Manchester, 
Mr. Joseph Meek, Wigan^ 
Mr. John Napier, Manchester, 
Mr. William C. L. Oliver, BoUington, 
Mr. Francis Pamell, Blackpool, 
Mr. John £. Sandbach, Manchester, 
Mr. Charles Simpson, Bowdon, 
Mr. Samuel H. Smith, Sheffield, 
Mr. James S. Sutcliffe, Bacup, 
Mr. John Leigh Taylor, BoUon, 
Mr. Samuel Turnbull, Blackpool, 
Mr, Benjamin R. Vickers, Leeds, 
Mr. Greaves Walker, London, 
Mr. William Walker, Lytham. 



6. The Committee of Review on Chapel Affairs shall meet 
in Manchester, on the Monday preceding the next Conference ; 
and, in addition to the Committee above-named, shall consist of 
the following persons ; viz.,-— 



Rey, Robert Bond, 

Willson Brailsford, 

Henry H. Chettle, 

— -— James Clapham. 
W. H. Cornforth, 

— John Drake, 

John W, Greeves, 

■ ■ " James Grose, 
Charles Haydon, 

— John Lomas, 
John H. Lord, 

— Edward Nye, 

— John C. Pengelly, 

Charles Pres^ 

Dr. Rig^, 

William H. Sargent, 

William Shaw (a), 

Gervase Smith, 

John Talbot, 



Rev. Thomas Vasey, 

Dr. Waddy, 

Samuel H. Wardley, 

Henry W. Williams, 

Luke H. Wiseman, 

Theonhilus Woolmer ; 

Mr. Eli Atkin, Manchester, 
Mr. H. J. Atkinson, Hull, 
Mr. Thomas Barker, Stockport, 
Mr. R. B. Brierley, Manchester, 
Mr. Thomas Davis, 2%«^oflie«, West- 

Bronmich, 
Mr. Joseph Edge, Burslem, 
Mr. John Hartley, Wolverhampton, 
Mr. Thomas Hazlehurst, Runcorn, 
Mr. Thomas W. Heaton, Bolton, 
Mr. Isaac Holden, Oakworth, 
Mr. John Horsfall, Manchester, 
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Mr, J. Robinson Kay, Bury^ 
Sir Francis Lycelt, London, 
Mr. W. Mewburn, Banbury, 
Mr. Henry Mitchell, Bradford, 
Mr. Joshua Moss, Sheffield, 
Mr. Thomas Oliver, BoUington, 
Mr. Henry Pooley, Seacombe, 

with those Gentlemen who may 



Mr. James Radford, Liverpool, 
Mr. C. W. Rippon, Manchester, 
Mr. J. FishwicK Stead, Souihport, 
Mr. S. D. Waddy, London, 
Dr. Peter Wood, Southpori, 
Mr. G. Woodhouse, BoUon; 

be chosen by the lay members of 



each District Committee, at the May District Meetings in Great 
Britain, to attend the Annual Meeting of the Home-Mission and 
Contingent Fund Committee, held preparatory to the Conference, 
and such of the District Chapel Secretaries as may have per- 
mission to attend the next Conference. 

The Chapel Committee are empowered to invite to this Meet- 
ing any other friends who take an interest in our Chapel Affairs. 

N.B. (1.) The Chapel Committee usually meet on the first 
Wednesday of each month. 

@r (2.) All communications intended for the Committee 
must reach the Secretaries not later than the Saturday preceding 
the day of the usual Monthly Meeting. 

(3.) Letters, Schedules, and all other documents on Chapel 
Affairs, must be sent to The Genebal Secretaries, Wesleyan 
Chapel Committee^ Oldham-Street Chapel^ Manchester. The 
private addresses of the Secretaries are, Rev. John Bedford, 18, 
Acomb-Street, Manchester, and Rev. William Edwards, 342, 
Richmond-Villas, Stockport-Road, Manchester. 

(4.) Applications relating to Loans, Grants, Erections, En- 
largements, Alterations, Organs, Purchases, or Sales, must be 
made on the authorized Schedules, as undermentioned, which may 
be obtained from the Conference-Office, London : — 

Schedule I. New Chapels. — II. School-Rooms. — III. Enlarge- 
ments and Alterations. — IV. Organs. — V. Sales. — VI. Grants. 
— VII. Loans. — For Ministers' Houses, Schedule I. may be 
adapted. 

i®* For Compendium of Regulations of the Conference res- 
pecting Wesley an-Methodist Trust-Property^ see Minutse of 
the Conference^ 1866, VoL XVL^pp, 562 — 571 ; and for an addi^ 
tional Regulation respecting the enrolment and registration of 
Trust-Deeds, see Minutes of the Conference, 1868, Vol, XVII.y 
p. 366. 

GIFTS OF CHAPELS AND OTHER PROPERTV. 

The thanks of the Conference are most respectfully presented^ 

To Mr. Francis Parnell, for the gifl of a Chapel at South- 
Shore, Blackpool, which has cost if 1,500. 

To Mr. John Wignall, for the gift of a School-room which 
has cost «ie200, at Fleetwood, in the Blackpool Circuit. 

To Mrs. Vipond, for a House which has cost <f 400, at Blae- 
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To Mb. James Barlow, for a House which has cost jP1,200, 
at Edgeworth, near Bolton. 

To Mr. James Hayes, for two Houses, of the value of 
«f 1,650, at Leigh, Lancashire. 



NORTH WALES DISTRICT CHAPEL FUND. 

{See Minutes, 1867, Vol. XV I L, pp, 136, 137.) 

The North Wales Chapel Fund Committee for the ensuing 
year shall consist of the following persons ; viz., — 



Rev. Samuel Davies, 

William Davies (c), 

— John Jones (c), 

Lewis Jones, 

Robert Jones (a), 

Robert Jones (b), 

Richard Prichard, 

Methuselah Thomas ; 



Mr. John Edwards, Abergele, 
Mr. John H. Jones, Denbigh^ 
Mr. John Jones, Corwen^ 
Mr. Richard Jones, Llanrkaiadr, 
Mr. Samuel Jones, Liverpool, 
Mr. Thomas Lewis, Bangor, 
Mr. Edward Lloyd, Liverpool, 
Mr. William Williams, Rhyl. 



RELIEF AND EXTENSION FUND 
METHODISM IN SCOTLAND. 



FOR 



In accordance with the recommendation of the Edinburgh and 
Aberdeen District Committee, the Conference appoints the fol- 
lowing persons the Committee of this Fund for the ensuing year ; 
viz., — 

The Superintendent Minister of each Circuit in the Edinburgh 
and Aberdeen District ; 



Mr. W. Taylor, Edinburgh, 

Mr. John Donald, ditto, 

Mr. W. Ormiston, ditto, 

Mr. J. Birrell, ditto, 

Mr. James Carnaghan, Greenock, 

Mr. R. Ellison, Glasgow, 

Mr. Duncan Millar, ditto, 

Mr. W. McCartney, ditto, 

Mr. T. A. Broadbent, ditto, 

Mr. T. M'Millan, ditto, 

Mr. J. Pickering, ditto, 

Mr. /. Colqnhoun, Dumbarton, 

Provost Hamilton, Airdrie, 

Mr. William Paton, WaUacettoum, 



Mr. John Allan, Stirling, 
Mr. A. Scott, Leith, 
Mr. R. Angus, Dunbar, 
Mr. Thomas Brown, Ayr, 
Mr. James Ogilvie, Aberdeen, 
Mr. C. B. Davidson, diUo, 
Provost Davidson, Inverurie, 
Mr. William Doig, Dundee, 
Mr. Thomas Leifli, ditto, 
Mr. Thomas Whimster, Perth, 
Mr. William Whimster, Montrose, 
Mr. John Simpson, Banff, 
Mr. William M'Intosh, Porfessie, 
Mr. George Galloway, Inverness. 



NEW CHAPELS IN WATERING-PLACES. 

The Fund which has been raised for making Grants to assist 

in the erection of Chapels in Watering-Places has been entirely 

appropriated, and the Committee has issued its Report ; but inas- 

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promised, are not yet in a position to comply with the conditions 
on which the t^und has been administered, it is resolved that the 
Committee shall be re-appointed, until ^11 such cases shall be 
finally settled. The Committee for the ensuing year shall consist 
of the following : — 

The President, 
The Ex-President, 
Rev. William Arthur, 



• John Bedford, 

Dr. Osborn, 

- — George T. Perks, 

Charles Prest, 

John Rattenbury, 

William Shaw (a), 

Gervase Smith, 

Treasurer, — W. M'Arthub, Esq., M.P, 
Secretary. — Rev. Gkorge M aukdeb. 



Rev. Dr. Waddy ; 

Mr. James S. Budgett, London, 

Mr. Robert Davis, tUito, 

Mr. Thomas Davis, The HoUies, West 

Bromunch, 
Mr. John Fernley, Southport, 
Mr. S. R. Healey, Liverpool, 
Mr. Isaac H olden, Oakworth, 
Mr, W. Mewburn, Banbury, 
Mr. John Radmall, London. 



METROPOLITAN CHAPEL BUILDING FUND. 

1. The Conference accedes to the request of the Committee of 
this Fund, that a Minister be set apart to the office of Secrcftary. 

2. It gratefully records its sense of the service which Sir 
Francis LrcETT has, in many ways, rendered ; and, in par- 
ticular, of the proposal which he has made, to give £50,000 
during the next seven years if an equal amount be contributed by 
friends throughout the Connexion. And while it offers to him 
its hearty thanks for this munificent intention, it expresses a hope 
that this proposal will meet with a liberal response, so that the 
purpose contemplated may be ftiUy realized. 

3. Communications are to be addressed to the Rev. Gervase 
Smith, M.A., 13, Leigh-Road^ Highbury Parky London^ N. 

CHILDREN'S FUND. 

Q. XVI. What are the Resolutions of the Conference respect- 
ing the Children's Fund ? 

A. 1. For this year the Circuits are to continue to raise 
£6. 10«. per 100 members. 

2. The following rule is substituted for that of 1822, viz., — 
In case of the death of any regular claimant on this Fund, the 
parents or guardians of such deceased claimant shall be entitled 
to receive a sum equal to a whole year's allowance, in lieu of the 
quarterly payment due at the quarter-day next after such decease, 
to be a final grant from the Fund towards the expenses of afflic- 
tion and burial. 

3. The thanks of the Conference are hereby presep' 
District-Treasurers of the Children's Fund, for tb 
services during the year; and also to the Rev. DH" 

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William Mewburn, Esq., the General Treasurers, and to the 
Rev. George Stringer Rowe, the General Secretary, of the 
Fund. 

4. The Rev. Dr. Waddy, and William Mewburn, Esq., 
are re-appointed the General Treasurers, and the Rev. George 
Stringer Rowe is re-appointed the General Secretary for the 
ensuing year. 

5. The following statement shows the amount to be raised in 
each District for the general purposes of the Children's Fund, at 
the rate of £6. 10«. per 100 members, according to the foregoing 
arrangement : — 

DUtricU. No. of Members. £, a. d. 

1 First London 13,043 845 

2 Second London 14,375 .... 936 

3 Bedford and Northampton . . 11,522 .... 747 10 

4 Kent , 6,426 .... 416 

5 Norwich and Lynn 6,538 .... 422 10 

6 Oxford 6,392 .... 416 

7 Portsmouth 5,562 364 

8 Channel Islands 4,079 .... 266 10 

9 Devonport 8,077 •••• 526 10 

10 Cornwall 19,922 .... 1,293 10 

11 Exeter 5,458 .... 357 10 

12 Bristol 10,344 .... 669 10 

13Bath 7,683 .... 500 10 

14 Swansea 3,622 .... 234 

15 South Wales 4,116 .... 266 10 

16 North Wales 10,373 .... 676 

17 Birmingham and Shrewsbury. 17»659 .... 1,150 10 

18 Macclesfield 10,297 .... 669 10 

19 Liverpool 14,926 .... 968 10 

20 Manchester 14,442 936 

21 Bolton 14,733 .... 955 10 

22 Halifax and Bradford 18,213 .... 1,183 

23 Leeds 16,970 .... 1,105 

24 Sheffield 10,657 ••.. 695 10 

25 Nottingham and Derby 13,742 .... 890 10 

26 Lincoln 12,857 .... 838 10 

27 Hull 14,896 .... 968 10 

28 York 13,123 .... 85110 

29 Whitby and Darlington .... 11,430 .... 741 

30 Newcastle 13,957 910 

31 Carlisle 4,475 .... 292 10 

32 Isle of Man 2,840 182 

33 Edinburgh and Aberdeen . . 3,890 .... 253 10 



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HOME-MISSION AND CONTINGENT FUND. 

Q. XVII. What are the Resolutions of the Conference in 
reference to the Home-Mission and Contingent Fund ? 

A. 1. The Conference adopts the Report of the Committee of 
Management, and of the Army and Navy Committee ; and 
directs that the Resolutions passed by the General Committee, 
and the Army Returns be pnnted in the Minutes. (See Appen- 
dixes, Nos. IV. and IX., I87O.) 

2. The Conference continues to recognise the great importance 
of our work in the Army and Navy, and rejoices in the many 
tokens of the Divine approval which have been vouchsafed to the 
Ministers employed therein. 

3. That regarding the lamentably neglected state of a great 
proportion of the populations of the towns and cities of the land, 
the need of an earnest, faithful, and loving proclamation of evan- 
gelical truth in rural districts, and also the evil tendencies of the 
day with reference to religion, in consequence of which many sub- 
stitute the form for the power of godliness, while man^ others 
deny all that is miraculous in Scripture fact and spiritual m Chris- 
tian experience, the Conference again expresses its approbation of 
the Home-Missionary organization, and its hope that through the 
increased liberality of our people, the Committee may soon be 
justified in recommending increased activity and multiplied agencies* 

4. FoBLic Meetings and Juvenile Home and Foreign 
Missionary Associations. — The Conference rejoices to know 
that the Public Meetings held in behalf of our Home Missions 
have ministered to the edification and zeal of our people ; that in 
some of our leading Circuits a Meeting has been held, during the 
year, in every Chapel, with great advantage to the Fund ; and 
that, in some other Circuits, where only one Annual Meeting 
formerly took place, two or three Meetings have been recently 
convened. The Conference is convinced that the multiplication 
of these Meetings would be an effective auxiliary means of 
quickening the prayerful concern of our Societies and congrega- 
tions for the conversion of their neighbours, as well as of their 
countrymen at large; and it strongly recommends that such 
Meetings should 1^ held in all our principal Chapels. The 
Conference is glad to know also that there has been a gratifying 
increase in the number of^" Juvenile Home and Foreign Mis- 
sionary Associations during the year, and it entertains the hope 
that these usciul Associations — aiding at once our Home and 
Foreign Missions — will be established in all our Circuits. 

The Conference is decidedly of opinion, that wherever sums, 
large or small, are collected avowedly for the Foreign or Home 
Missions, the whole amount should be remitted to the Treasurers 
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tion of their Committees ; and that sums so remitted to the Home- 
Mission Fund should entitle a Circuit to favourable consideration, 
if it request a grant for any effort within its boundaries which may 
be a legitimate object for the application of moneys collected for 
Home-Missions. (Minutes, 1863.) 

On this subject the following modification has been made : — 

In the case of Circuits which are not in a position to ask for 
the appointment of a Home-Missionary Minister, and to give the 
pledge required, but which feel the necessity of adopting some 
plan of Juome-Missionary operations^ the subjoined allocation 
shall be allowed: — 

One-third of the sums received by Juvenile Home and Foreign 
Missionary Associations, to be paid to the Funds of the Foreign 
Missionary Society, ** it being expressly understood that in every 
case the contribution to the Foreign Missions shall be at least 
equal to what has been presented from Christmas Offerings, on 
the average of several preceding years : ^^ 

One-third to the Home-Mission and Contingent Fund : 

One-third to the Circuit, to be expended in support of local 
movements of a directly Home-Missionary character^ under the 
direction of the Superintendent, and of a Committee to be 
appointed at the December Quarterly Meeting. 

In all other cases the former Minute of the Conference remains 
in force. 

6. The Conference deems it expedient to reprint the following 
Rule from the Minutes of 1797' — 

** That all bills for the support of travelling preachers and 
their families, in respect to deficiencies, house-rent, fire, candles, 
sickness, travelling expenses, and all other matters of a temporal 
kind for their support, for which the Circuits cannot provide, 
shall first meet with the approbation of the Quarterly Meeting, 
and be signed by the General Steward of the Circuit,* before 
they can be brought to the District Committee."" 

o. Home-Mission Regulations, — Each Home-Missionary 
Minister is directed, with the concurrence of the Superintendent 
Minister, to forward with his journal, signed as now by the 
Superintendent, to the General Secretary for the information of 
the Committee, a copy of the Circuit-Plan ; and a quarterly 
statement of the number of full and accredited Church-Members, 
and of persons on trial, in connection with the place or places 
specially assigned to him as his Mission District. 

7- John Vanner, Esq., and the Rev. John W. Geeeves 

are re-appointed the Treasurers; the Rev. Charles Prest the 

General Secretary; and the Rev. Alexander M*Aulay and 

the Rev. John Bond the Secretaries. The Committee, which 

hall meet before the next Conference, shall consist of the 

• ThU muxt now he understood of the Circuit Stewards. 

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President and the Secretary of the Conference ; the Ex-President ; 
William Mewbum, Esq., one of the Treasurers, and the Rev. 
George S. Rowe, the Secretary, of the Children's Fund; the 
Committee of Management ; also, the 



Rey. William Andrews, 

John H. Beech, 

Richard Bell, 

Robert Bond, 

Willson Brailsford, 

Frederick W. Briggs, 

James Clapham, 

William H. Cornforth, 

Samuel Davies, 

John Drake, 

William Faulkner, 

Matthew Gallienne, 

James Grose, 

— Henry Hastlin^, 

Benjamin Hellier, 

George Hobson, 

Pascho Hoskins, 



Rev. Isaac Jenkins, 

Michael Johnson, 

Hu>(h Jones (a), 

Thomas Llewellyn, 

James A. Macdonald, 

— — Edward Nye, 
— John C. Pengelly, 

William H. Sargent, 

John Talbot, 

Edwin Thorley, 

John Vanes, 

Anthony Ward, 

Levi Waterhouse, 

Robert M. Willcox, 

Henry W. Williams, 

William Williams (a); 



with one Gentleman, being a member of the Wesleyan-Methodist 
Society, to be chosen by the lay-members of each District Com- 
mittee at the next May District Meetings in Great Britain. 

8. The Committee of Management, which shall meet regularly 
or occasionally during the year, and report its proceedings to the 
Committee of the Home-Mission and Contingent Fund, and to 
the Conference, shall consist of the President and the Secretary 
of the Conference, the Ex-President, the Treasurers, the General 
Secretary, and the Secretaries of the Home-Mission and Con- 
tingent Fund ; with the 



Rev. Benjamin Frankland, 

Charles Hay don, 

Charles H. Kelly, 

Thomas Nightingale, 

Dr. Osborn, 

George T. Perks, 

Dr. Rigg, 

William Shaw (a), 

— Gcrvase Smith, 
■ Luke H. Wiseman, 
— — Theophilus Woolmer ; 



Mr. James Duncan, 
Mr. Thomas Knight, 
Mr. W. Lamnlough, 
Mr. Georee Lidget^ 
Sir Francis Lyeett, 
Mr. W. M'Arthur,M.P., 
Mr. William Pearce, 
Mr. T. B. Smithies, 
Mr. S. D. Waddy, 
Mr. William Wood ;— 



Rev. John Bedford, 

S. Romilly Hall, 

Joseph Hargreaves, 

John Rattenbury, 

William W. Stamp, 

Thomas Vascy, 

Dr. Waddy ; 

Mr. H. J. Atkinson, Hull, 



And, /or the Country, — 

Mr. E. M. Bainbridge, NewcoiUe' 

upon-Tme^ 
Mr. W. Budgett, Brutol, 
Mr. S. R. Healev, Liverpool, 
Mr. I. Hoyle, Afanchesler, — 
Mr. J. Clarkaon Kay, ^«"' 
Mr. John Meek, Maccler 
Mr. W. Mewburn, Banl 
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All communications on the subject of Home-M issions are to be 
addressed to the Rev. Charles Prest, Burnt-Ash-Lane^ Lee, 
Londouy S.E. 

Hemittances are to be sent to the Treasurers, Messrs. Vanner 
and Greeves, 10, St George's Terrace^ Islington^ London^ N. 

The Conference adopts the Report of the Committee of 
Distribution. (See Appendix, No. V., 1870.) 

ARMY AND NAVY COMMITTEE. 

The Committee for counsel and direction relative to Wesleyans 
in the Army and Royal Navy consists of those members of the 
Home-Missionary Committee of Management who reside in 
London, with the addition of the Rev. Richard Hardy. 

The Rev. Charles Prest is the Secretary of this Committee. 

All communications on subjects relating to the Army or Royal 
Navy are to he addressed to the Rev. Charles Prest. 

HOME-MISSIONARY deputations, 1870-71. 

Districts. 

First London^ Local arrangements. 

Second London^ Local arrangements. 

Bedford and > Frederick W. Briggs, T. Bowman 

Northampton^ ) Stephenson, B.A. 

Kenty Joseph Dixon. 
Norwich and Lynn, Richard W. Allen, James J. Wray. 

Oxford, Thomas Nightingale. 

Portsmouth, Benjamin Gregory. 

Channel Islands, Richard Hardy. 

Devonport, The General Secretary, Joseph Webster. 

Cornwall, Alexander M'Aulay, Samuel Lees. 

Exeter, John S. Workman. 

Bristol, John Rattenbury, Frederick Ewer. 

Bath, Samuel D. Waddy, D.D., James Yeames. 

Swansea, Abraham S. White. 

South Wales, Local arrangement's. 

North Wales, Local arrangements. 

^ThJ'eisbur^!^ } -^^^^ W- Greeves, George Scott (b). 

Macclesfield, Stephen Cox, John Rhodes (b). 

Liverpool, Charles H. Kelly. 

Manchester, John Bond, Ebenezer E. Jenkins, M.A. 

Bolton, Joseph Hargreaves. 
Halifax and Bradford,Wi\\\SLm Wilson (d), David J. Waller. 

Leeds, Frederic Greeves, Nehemiah Curnock. 

<., ^ ,j ( The General Secretary, Henry W. 

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Nottingham and 

Derby, 
Lincoln^ 
Hull, 
York, 
Whitby and 

Darlington, 
Newcastle, 
Carlisle, 
Isle of Man, 
Edinburgh and 

Aberdeen, 



\ Samuel Coley, Benjamin Broadley. 

The General Secretary, John H. Anderson. 
John J. Sargent, Robert W. Starr. 
Joseph Bush, George S. Weston. 

r Benjamin Frankland^ B. A. 

The General Secretary, George Bowden. 
William Andrews. 
Charles H. Kelly. 

Edward A. Telfer, Henry J, Pope. 



THAMES MISSION. 

The Conference directs that the Committee of the Thames, or 
Wesleyan Seamen's, Mission shall consist of the President of the 
Conference, the Ex-President, the Missionary Secretaries, the 
General Secretary of the Home-Missions, the Superintendents of 
the London Circuits, the Ministers of the Mission, Dr. Rigg, 
the Rev. Gervase Smith, and the following Gentlemen : — 



Mr. James Archer, 

Mr. J. S. Budgett, 

Mo W. Day, 

Mr. W. T. Eastman, 

Mr. R. Harwin, 

Mr. Jackson, 

Mr. G. M. Kiell, 

Mr. C. Lam plough, 

Sir Francis Lycett, 

Mr. Alexander M* Arthur, 



Mr. W. M'Arthur, M.P., 

Mr. G. T. Matthews, 

Mr. Paddon, 

Mr. E. Prest, 

Mr. W. W. Pocock, 

Mr. J. Radmall. 

Mr. J. Riley, 

Captain Trivett, 

Captain Williams, 

Mr. W. Wood. 



All Communications are to be addressed to the Rev. Thomas 
HuLME, Wesleyan Seamen^s ChapeUHouse, Portland-Street, 
Commercial-Road, London, (E.) ; or to G. Lidgett, Esq., 
Treasurer, 9, Billiter-Street, London, E.C, 

WORN-OUT MINISTERS' AND MINISTERS' 
WIDOWS' AUXILIARY FUND. 

Q. XVIII. What are the Resolutions of the Conference on 
the affairs of the Auxiliary Fund ? 

A. 1. The Conference adopts the Report and Resolutions of 
the Committee, with the exception of the third Resolution, the 
consideration of which is deferred for the present ; and directs that 
they be printed in the Minutes. (See Appendix, No. VI., I87O.) 

2. John Napier, Esq., and the Rev. John Rattenbuby aje 
requested to continue in the office of Treasurers ; and thp 
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3. The following persons are appointed the Committee for the 
ensuing year ; who shall superintend the general working of this 
Fund, and also consider and decide upon such peculiar cases of 
affliction or distress, among the Supernumerary Ministers or 
Ministers'* Widows, as may be recommended by the District 
Committees for special and occasional relief: — 

The President and the Secretary of the Conference, the Ex- 
President, the Treasurers and the Secretary of the Fund ; and 
the 



Rev. William Arthur, 

John Bedford, 

John Hall, 

S. Romilly Hall, 

— Charles Ilaydon, 

John Lomas, 

Dr. Osbom, 

Charles Prest, 

Dr. Scott, 

William W. Stamp, 

Dr. Waddy; 



Mr. H. J. Atkinson, HuU, 

Mr. E. M. Baiiibridge, NewctutlCf 

Mr. William Brock, Exeter^ 

Mr. James S. Budgett, Ltrndon, 

Mr. Isaac Holden, Oakurorth, 

Mr. James Heald, Stockport^ 

Mr. John Robinson Kay, Bury, 

Mr. William M ' Arthur, M. P., London, 

Mr. John Napier, Manchester, 

Mr. John Radmall, London. 



The Irish Representatives are authorized to be present. 

N.B. (1.) Should any member of this Committee be unable to 
attend the Meeting on Thursday, July 20th, prior to the assem- 
bling of the next Conference, early notice should be sent to the 
President, who has authority to appoint a substitute. 

(2.) The Superintendents are requested to obtain the private 
Subscriptions in the month of May or June ; and to send the 
lists to the Rev. Henry H. Chettle, Woodhouse-Grove^ 
Apperley-Bridge^ near Leeds^ and pay the Subscriptions to their 
respective Financial Secretaries. 

(3.) The Circuit Treasurers are requested to close their 
accounts with the Class-Leaders not later than Christmas, and to 
present their statement to the Christmas Quarterly Meeting. The 
District Treasurers are requested to remit the contributions from 
the classes, a^ soo7i as possible^ to the Rev. John Rattenbury, 
Nottingham^ and to close their accounts not later than the May 
District Meeting. 

WESLEYAN THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTION. 

Q. XIX. What are the Resolutions of the Conference with 
regard to the Wesleyan Theological Institution? 

A. 1. The Conference receives and adopts the Resolutions 
passed at the Committee of Review, held on Friday, July 22nd, 
I87O; and directs that they be printed in the Minutes. (See 
Appendix, No. VIL, 1870.) 

2. James S. Budgett, Esq., and the Rkv John Farrar 
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C. OsBOBM is appointed the General Secretary ; Thomas Knight 
and Thomas Fabmer Hall, Esqs., are appointed the Treasurers 
of the Richmond Branch; George Marsden and John Napier, 
EsQs., are re-appointed the Treasurers of the Didsbury Branch ; 
and Henry W. Blackburn and Henry Mitchell, Esqs., are 
re-appointed the Treasurers of the Headingley Branch. The 
Rev. Joseph Bush is appointed the Secretary of the Richmond 
Branch ; the Rev. Richard Green is appointed the Secretary 
of the Didsbury Branch; and the Rev. John H. Lord is 
appointed the Secretary of the Headingley Branch. 

3. The General Committee of Uie Theological Institution 
for the ensuing year shall consist of the President and the 
Secretary of the Conference ; the Ex-President ; the General 
and the Local Treasurers ; the General Secretary ; the Local 
Secretaries ; 



Rev. William Arthur, 

Alfred Barrett, 

John Bedford, 

William B. Boyce, 

John D. Geden, 

S. Romilly Hall, 

Benjamin Hellier, 

Thomas Jackson, 

William Jackson (a), 

John Lomas, 

-«— William F. Moulton, 

Dr. Osborn, 

George T. Perks, 

William B. Pope, 

• John Rattenbury, 

Dr. Rigg, 

Daniel Sanderson, 

William Shaw (a), 



Rev. Gervase Smith, 

William W. Stamp, 

Thomas Vasey, 

Dr. Waddy, 

Luke H. Wiseman ; 

Mr. T. P. Bunting, Manchester, 
Mr. John Fernley, SotUhport, 
Mr. James Heald, Didtbury, 
Mr. Samuel R. Healey, Liverpool, 
Mr. Isaac Holden, Oakworth, 
Mr. J. Robinson Kay, Bury, 
Sir Francis Lycett, London, 
Mr. William M'Arthur,M.F.,Z^07i<f<OT, 
Mr. William Mewburn, Batibury, 
Mr. Charles Simpson, Bonvdon, 
Mr. W. Bickford Smith, Camborne, 
Dr. Peter Wood, Southport. 



The Rev. Dr. Hoole, the Rev. Charles Prest, and Mr. 
John Chubb, are requested to act as Auditors ; and shall, as 
such, be Members of the General Committee. 

4. The Local Committee of Management for the Rich- 
mond Branch of the Institution shall consist of the Committee 
of the Wesleyan-Methodist Missionary Society ; the General 
Secretary, the Local Secretary, and Messrs. Robert Davies, and 
Thomas Pocock. 

5. The Local Committee of Management for the Dida- 
bury Branch of the Institution shall consist of the President and 
the Secretary of the Conference ; the Ex-President ; the General 
Treasurers ; the Local Treasurers ; the Local Secretary ; the 
Didsbury House-Governor and Tutors ; with the following 
Ministers and Gentlemen : — 



Mr. Eli Atkin, 

Mr. Thomas Barker, 

Mr. James Barlow, 



Rev. John Bedford, 

Mr. Bowman, 

Mr. Ralph B. Brierley, 



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Rev. William Edwards (a), 
Mr. John Fernley, 
Rev. George Fletcher, 
Rev. Thomas B. Goodwin, 
Rev. S. Romilly Hall, 
Rev. Henry M. Harvard, 
Rev. Henry Hastling, 
Mr. John Hatfield, 
Mr. Richard Haworth, 
Mr. James Heald, 
Mr. Samuel R. Healey, 
Mr. T. Wood Heaton, 
Rev, Joseph Heaton, 
Mr. John Horsfall, 
Mr. Isaac Hoyle, 
Rev. William Hurt, 
Rev. Ebenezer E. Jenkins, 
Rev. William Jessop, 
Mr. J. Robinson Kay, 
Mr. George Rnowles, 
Mr. George Lomas, 



Rev. John Martin (a), 
Mr. John Meek, 
Rev. George B. Mellor, 
Mr. Thomas Oliver, 
Mr. H. H. Parkes, 
Rev. Henry Pollinger, 
Rev. William T. Radcliffe, 
Rev. Dr. Scott, 
Mr. Charles Simpson, 
Rev. James Smeeth, 
Rev. William W. Stamp, 
Mr. J. Fishwick Stead, 
Mr. John L. Taylor, 
Rev. William H. Taylor, 
Rev. James J. Topham, 
Mr. Samuel TurnbuU, 
Mr. William Walker, 
Rev. Samuel Wilkinson, 
Rev. William Williams (a). 
Professor Williamson, 
Dr. Peter Wood. 



6, The Local Committee of Management for the Head- 
ingley Branch of the Institution shall consist of the President 
and the Secretary of the Conference; the Ex-President; the 
General Treasurers ; the Local Treasurers ; tlie Local Secretary ; 
the Theological and Classical Tutors ; with the following Minis- 
ters and Gentlemen : — 



Mr. John Blackburn, 

Rev. Willson Brailsford, 

Mr Thomas Brearley, 

Mr. George Brooke, 

Rev. Richard Brown (a), 

Mr. Burrows, 

Rev. John Burton, 

Rev. Henry H. Chettlc, 

Mr. Skelton Cole, 

Mr. Thomas Dewhirst, jun., 

Mr. H. Edmunds, 

Rev. William Ford, 

Mr. Haigh, 

Rev. Josepli Ilargreaves, 

Rev. George C. llarvcird, 

Mr. Angus Holden, 

Mr. E. Holden, 

Mr. Isaac Holden, 

Mr. T. B. Holmes, 

Mr. Samuel Ingham, 

Mr. W. Glover Joy, 

Mr. Lomas Joy, 

Mr. James Lund, 



Mr. Matthew Mirfield, 
Kev. Jacob Morton, 
Rev. James Nance, 
Rev. Edmund OldBcId, 
Rev. Josiah Pearson, 
Rev. Thomas Pearson Tb), 
Mr. W. Peel, 
Mr. W. Ramsden, 
Mr. Rawsthorne, 
Rev. George Rowe, 
Mr. A. Sharp, 
Mr. Thomas Simpson, 
Mr. George Smith, 
Mr. W. Farrar Smith, 
Mr. J. Thackray, 
Rev. Thomas Thompson, 
Rev. John Tindall, 
Rev. W. Tyson, 
Mr. B. R. Vickers, 
Rev. George Walker, 
Mr. James Walker, 
Rev. Samuel Walker, 
Rev. William Willan. 



7. The Committee for the Special Examination of Candidates 

for our Ministry shall consist of the President and the Secretary 

of the Conference, the Ex-President, the Tutors and Governors 

' the three Branches of the Institution, the Missionary Secre- 



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taries, the General Secretary, and such other Ministers as may 
be selected from their own number by the Committees of the two 
London Districts. The Rev. James D. Brocklehurst, the 
Rev. John Clulow, and the Rev. George W. Olver, B.A., 
are the Secretaries of this Committee. 

8. The Cotamittee of Review for the Wesleyan Theological 
Institution shall meet in Manchester, on the Friday preceding 
the next Conference ; and, in addition to the Committees above- 
named, shall consist of the following persons ; viz., — 



Rev. John H. Beech, 

Richard Bell, 

Henry L. Church, 

James Clapham, 

Edward Nye, 

Henry W. Williama ; 



Mr. Bowden, Altrmcham, 

Mr. George Cooper, Maachetler, 

Mr. M. H. Fowler, ditto, 

Dr. Rayner, ditto, 

Mr. James Smith, Stockport, 

Mr. G. Wain Wright, Oldham ; 



with those Gentlemen who may be chosen by the lay members of 
the District Committees, at the May District Meetings in Great 
Britain, to attend the Annual Meeting of the Home-Mission and 
Contingent Fund Committee, preparatory to the Conference. 

9. The Conference directs that, in order to meet the necessary 
expenditure of the Wesleyan Theological Institution, one Annual 
Collection shall be made in all our Chapels, except in cases where 
the Societies may prefer to make two. 

EDUCATION. 

Q. XX. What are the Resolutions of the Conference on the 
subject of Wesleyan Education ? 

A. 1. The Conference adopts the Report of the Special 
Meeting of the General Education Committee, held in Burslem, 
on Tuesday, July 19th ; with the exception of the Resolution 
on the Lay-inspectorship, and directs that the report shall be 
printed in the Minutes. (See Appendix VIII., I87O.) 

2. The Conference learns with much thankfulness that during 
the past year there has been an increase of 48 Day Schools, and 
9,739 Day-scholars; and of 115 Sunday Schools, and 20,788 
Sunday-scholars. 

3. The Conference directs that the Rev, J. Clulow, in 
addition to his labours as Visitor of Sunday Schools, shall, as far 
as possible, inspect the Day Schools in tne localities which he 
may visit; and empowers the Education Committee to make 
arrangements for such special visitation of Day Schools as during 
the year may be found necessary. 

4. That having regard to the new position of the Educational 
question as resulting from the passing of the recent Act, the 
Conference directs that at the September District Meetings 
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Day-school education in the several Circuits, and as to the 
desirableness of supplying existing wants by promoting the estab- 
lishment of Wesleyan Schools on the one hand, or of School- 
Board Schools on the other. 

5. That, in the present position of the Educational question, 
and considering especially the enlarged number of students in 
the Normal Institution, and the growing responsibilities of 
the Connexion in regard to primary Christian education, the 
Conference again commends the case of the Westminster New 
Chapel very earnestly to the sympathy and liberal support of the 
Connexion, and confidently hopes that this most important and 
necessary undertaking may be completed without delay. 

6. The Conference adopts the proposals of the General Com- 
mittee for the future conduct of the Annual Examination of 
Pupil Teachers in Religious Knowledge. The Conference 
directs that the Examination shall be held on the first Saturday 
in March, I87I : that the Questions shall be prepared by the 
General Committee ; that the Examination shall be held, either 
in the several Circuits by the Superintendent Ministers or their 
Colleagues, or at suitable places for Central District Examinations, 
as may be determined by the September District Meetings, and 
agreed to by the respective School Committees ; and that the 
written answers shall be forwarded to the General Secretary, and 
shall be valued by a Central Board of Examiners to be elected by 
the General Committee. The Conference further recommends that 
in connection with Central Examinations, Meetings of Teachers 
and Pupil-Teachers be held under the direction of the Chairman 
of the District, and the District Educational Secretary. 

7. John Robinson Kay, Eso., and ibe Rev. John Vine are 
re-appointed the Treasurers, and the Re^T Geoege W. Olver, 
B. A., is re-appointed the Secretary. 

N.B. All communications on Education Affairs are to be 
addressed to the Rev. Geoboe W. Olver, B.A., Wesleyan 
Normal Institution^ Horseferry-Road^ Westminster {S.W.). 
The Secretary'^s private address is 5, Lansdowne-Circus, South 
Lambeth, S.W. 

The Committee shall consist of the following persons ; viz., — 
tlie President and the Secretary of the Conference ; the Ex- 
President ; the Treasurers and Secretary of the Committee ; the 
Principal of the Normal Institution, and the Visitor of Sunday- 
Schools ; 



Rev. George O. Bate, 

Frederick W. Briggs, 

James D. Brocklenurst, 

•^M* Samael Coley, 

-jamin Frankland, 
eric Greeves, 
min Gregory, 



Rev. John Hall, 

Charles Haydon, 

Alexander M'Aulay, 

Thomas M'Cullagh, 

George Maunder, 

James Mayer, 

Thomas Nightingale, 



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Rey. Dr. Osborn, 

George T. Perks, 

Charles Prest, 

William Shaw (a), 

John V. B, Shrewsbury, 

Gervase Smith, 

«^— T. Bowman Stephenson, 

James Sugden, 

Levi Waterhouse, 

Luke H. Wiseman, 

Theophilus Woolmer ; 

Mr. S. Buckland, 
Mr. James S. Budge tt, 
Mr. John Chubb, 
Mr. W. T. Eastman, 
Mr. J. Gabriel, 
Mr. T. F. Hall, 



Mr. S. B. Hodge, 

Mr. C. Jepps, 

Mr. G. M. Kiell, 

Mr. Thomas Knight, 

Mr. George Lidgett, B.A., 

Mr. F. Longataff, 

Sir Francis Lycett, 

Mr. Alexander M'Arthur, 

Mr. William M*Arthur, M.P., 

Mr. John Masham, 

Mr. William Pearce, 

Mr. W. W. Pocock, 

Mr. Anthony Smith, 

Mr. Walter Taylor, 

Mr. James £. Vanner, 

Mr. Samuel D. Waddy, B.A., 

Mr. Greaves Walker; — 



And, /or the Country, — 



Rev. 



Mr. 
Mr. 
Mr. 



. William Arthur, 
■ John Bedford, 
. Richard Bell, 

- Willson Brails ford, 

- Henry H. Chettle, 
• James Grose, 

- S. Romilly Hall, 

- Joseph Hargreaves, 

- Henry W. Holland, 

- Pascho Hoskins, 

- Ebenezer £. Jenkins, 

- Thomas Llewellyn, 

- John Lomas, 

- John M'Kenny, 

. William T. Radcliffe, 

- John Rattenbury, 

- Dr. Scott, 

- William W. SUmp, 

- Thomas Vasey, 

- Dr. Waddy, 

- Henry W. Williams ; 

R. Bell, NetDcastle-upon-Tynef 
T. P. Bunting, Manchester, 
Thomas Davis, West Bromwich, 



Mr. N. B. Downing, Penzance, 
Mr. Falcon ar, Newcastle-upofi-Tyne, 
Mr. John Fernley, Southport, 
Mr. J. Hartley, WolverhampKm, 
Mr. John Hay, Tetney, 
Mr. T. Hazlehurst, Runcorn, 
Mr. James Heald, Didtbury, 
Mr. Isaac H olden, Oakworth, 
Mr. W. R. Johnson, Nantwich, 
Mr. George Rnowles, Bolton, 
Mr. Joseph Leather, Liverpool, 
Mr. Mason, Newbury, 
Mr. W. D. Mathews, Penzance, 
Mr. S. Mease, NorthrShields, 
Mr. W. Monkhouse, York, 
Mr. T. Pethick, Brutal, 
Dr. Sandwith, Beaconsfield, 
Mr. George Smith, Leeds, 
Mr. S. H. Smith, Sheffield, 
Mr. W. Farrar Smith, Leeds, 
Mr. T. Walker, Cheltenham, 
Mr. Warlow, Birmingham, 
Dr. Peter Wood, Southport, 



The following Ministers and Friends are invited to attend a 
Special Meeting of the Education Committee, appointed to be 
held in Manchester, at four o'clock, p.m., on Friday, July 21st, 
1871; viz.,— 



Rev. Robert Bond, 

Joseph Bush, 

James Clapham, 

— John Drake, 

Matthew Gallienne, 

Henry Hastling, 

William Jackson (a), 



Rev. Michael Johnson, 

Hugh Jones (a), 

■ John Lambert, 

Edward Nye, 

John C. Pengelly, 

William H. Sargent, 

-^ — George Scott (b). 



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Mr. John Cooper, Manchester, 
Mr. Thomas Davis, diUo, 
Mr. Edge, Burslem, 
Mr. E. Hasleham, Manchester, 
Mr. Richard Haworth, ditto, 
Mr. Isaac Hoyle, Altrincham, 
Mr. George Lomas, Manchester, 
Mr. George Marsden, ditf^), 
Mr. Thomas Mosscrop, Bolton, 
Mr. Thomas Oliver, Bol&ngUm, 
Mr. Henry Pooley, Seacombe, 
Mr. J. F. Taylor, York, 
Mr. J. Leigh Taylor, Manchester, 
Mr. James Wilson, Famworth, 
Mr, Thomas Window, Exeter; 



Rev. William P. Slater, 

Thornley Smith, 

John Talbot, 

Edwin Thorley, 

Frederick E. Toyne, 

— ^ John Vanes, 

Samuel H. Wardley, 

Robert M. Willcox, 

William Williams (a), 

Robert N. Young ; 

Mr. Eli Atkin, Manchester, 
Mr. J. Thompson Bell, Bolton, 
Mr. Henry Bowers, Chester, 
Mr. Henry Bowman, Manchester, 
Mr. R. B. Brierley, ditto, 
Mr. Thomas Briggs, ditto, 

with those Gentlemen who may be chosen by the lay -members of 
the District Committees, at the May District Meetings in Great 
Britain, to attend the Annual Meeting of the Home-Mission and 
Contingent Fund Committee, preparatory to the Conference. 

N.B. The Education Committee is empowered to invite to this 
Meeting any other Friends who take part in the support and 
extension of our Day-School system. 

The Conference directs all who are contemplating the erection 
or alteration of premises, for the establishment of new Schools, to 
communicate with the Education Committee, for the purpose of 
receiving counsel as to the general eligibility of their projected 
undertakings, and the adaptation of the premises to the system of 
instruction designed to be adopted. 

OBJECTS AND RULES OF WESLEYAN-METHO- 
DIST SUNDAY-SCHOOL CIRCUIT UNIONS. 

The Conference approves the following Scheme for the forma- 
tion of Wesleyan-Methodist Sunday- School Circuit Unions ; 
and affectionately commends it to the adoption of the Committees 
of our Sunday Schools throughout the Connexion. 

OBJECTS. 

The objects of this Union shall be : — 

1. To establish mutual intercourse amongst the Officers and 
Teachers of the Schools in town and country. 

2. To promote the opening of new, and the extension and 
improvement of existing, Schools. 

3. To circulate information relative to the organisation and 
discipline of Schools, as well as the best methods of instruction. 

4. To collect statistics, and report interesting particulars and 
instances of usefulness. 

5. To stimulate and encourage those who are engaged in the 
religious education of the young hi the Circuit to seek greater 
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RULES. 

1. All Officers, Teachers, and Members of Committees in 
connection with the Wesleyan-Methodist Sunday Schools in the 

Circuit, shall be considered Members of this Union. 

2. The business of the Union shall be conducted and its funds 
administered by a Committee, to be constituted as follows: — 

The Ministers of the Circuit (one of whom shall preside in all 
meetings), the Circuit Stewards, a Treasurer, two Secre- 
taries, the School Superintendents and Secretaries of 
Committees, with one School Secretary and two Teachers 
from each of the town Schools, and one School Secretary 
and one Teacher from each of the country Schools ; such 
Secretaries and Teachers to be annually chosen by the 
respective Teachers'* Meetings. All must be members 
of the Wesleyan-Methodist Society. 

The Secretaries of each School shall be responsible for forward- 
ing the names and addresses of the members of the 
Committee elected to act on behalf of the School to the 
Secretaries of the Union Committee. 

3. The Treasurer and Secretaries of the Union Committee, and 
a deputation to visit the Schools, shall be elected by the members 
of that Committee, at the first meeting in each year. 

4. The Committee shall meet at least twice a year, to receive 
the reports of the deputation. 

5. All the Schools in the Union shall be visited at least twice 
in the year by the deputation, who shall ascertain from the 
Secretary of each School the number of Teachers and of 
Scholars, with the average attendance of both ; the number of 
Teachers and of Scholars who are members of Society, and the 
number of Scholars in Select Classes ; whether the School regu- 
larly attends Divine worship on the Sabbath ; to what extent the 
Conference Catechisms and Scripture Lessons are used ; and the 
state of the Library. 

It shall also be the duty of the deputation to present a Report 
as to the books used in the Schools, the modes of instruction 
employed, and the general order and efficiency of the Schools. 

6. An Aggregate Meeting of the members and friends of the 
Union shall be held at least once a year for mutual encouragement 
and improvement, at which a general report of the state of the 
Schools shall be presented, instances of usefulness shall be 
detailed, and addresses delivered suited to the occasion. When 
thought desirable, the preparation of papers or addresses, on given 
subjects, shall be requested previously. 

7. The Officers of each School shall furnish the Secretaries of 
the Union with such statistical and other information as they may 
require to complete the Annual Report of the Union, not later 
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8. Any expenses that may be incurred by the Union shall be 
defrayed by each School contributing its quota, or by private 
subscription. 

RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCE OF THE LORD'S DAY. 

Q. XXI. What are the Resolutions of the Conference on 
receiving the Report of the Lord's-Day Committee ? 

A. 1. The Conference receives with pleasure the Report which 
has been submitted by the Lord'*s Day Committee, and rejoices 
that, if no great improvement in general opinion and practice can 
be recognised, no additional National and Legislative encroach- 
ment has been made during the year on the sanctity of the 
Christian Sabbath. 

2. The Conference, in view of prospective legislation in 
reference to the Lord'^s Day, hopes that the Methodist people will 
continue vigorously to support any well-considered measure that 
may be prepared for the discouragement of Sabbath desecration of 
any kind ; and more particularly for the suppression of that traffic 
which, of all others, is the most^inexcusable and demoralizing on the 
holy day of rest, the traffic in intoxicating drinks ; and earnestly 
trusts that, in other less public ways, and especially by the main- 
tenance of a consistent example of Sabbath keeping in their 
families, they will endeavour to uphold the sacredness of that day, 
the due observance of which is linked so closely ^ith the prosperity 
of the Church and the Nation. 

3. The thanks of the Conference are presented to the Rev. 
Georoe Maunder and the Rev John Baker for their valuable 
services during the past year, and they are re-appointed the 
Secretaries of the Lord^s Day Committee for the ensuing year. 

The following Ministers and Gentlemen shall be the Committee 
for the next year : — The President and the Secretary of the 
Conference ; tne Ex-President ; the Secretaries ; 



Rev. George Bowden, 

Frederick W. Briggs, 

Benjamin Gregory, 

John Hall, 

— Charles Haydon, 
*— - ThomaB Hulme, 

Alexander M'Aulay, 

— — Dr. Osbom, 

Marmaduke C. Osboni, 

George T. Perks, 

Dr. Rigg, 

John Wal 



alton ; 

And, for the Country^ 



Mr. J. S. Budgett, 

Mr. W. R. James, 

Mr, Learoyd, 

Mr. George Lidgett, 

Sir Francis Lycett, 

Mr. William M^Arthur, M.P., 

Mr. C. H. Oliver, 

Mr. William Pearce, 

Mr. W. W. Pocock, 

Mr. C. Poulton, 

Mr. T. B. Smithies, 

Mr. John Vanner ; 



1iam O. Booth, 
£B Clapharo, 
ph Hargreaves, 



Rev. John Harvard, 

Peter C. Horton, 

^ Featherstone Kellett, 



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Rev. John LomaA, 

John H. Norton, 

Dr. Scott, 

William Shaw (a), 

John Vine, 

Edward Walker, 

Henry W. Williams, 

John S. Workman ; 

Mr. £. M. Bainbridge, Newcatllet 
Nf r. Joseph Edge, Bunlem^ 
Mr. James Heald, Parrt fFood, 



Mr. S. R. Healey, Liverpool, 
Mr. John Meek, Macclesfield, 
Mr. William Mewburn, oanbury, 
Mr. J. Napier, Manchester, 
Mr. Thomas Oliver, BolUngton, 
Mr. W. C. Oliver, ditto, 
Mr. John Potts, Leek, 
Mr. A. Shaw, Burslem^ 
Mr. George Sizer, Colchester, 
Mr. S. H. Smith, Sheffield, 
Mr. W. Farrar Smith, Leeds. 



4. The following are a Sub-Committee, to act on emergencies : 
— The President and the Secretary of the Conference ; the Ex- 
President ; the Secretaries of this Committee ; 



Rev. Benjamin Gregory, 

John Hall, 

Charles Haydon, 

Alexander M*Aulay, 

Dr. Osborn, 

George T. Perks, 



Rev. Dr. 

Mr. J. S. Budgett, 

Mr. William M'ArthUr, M.P., 

Mr. C. H. Oliver, 

Mr. T. B. Smithies, 

Mr. John Vanner. 



EXAMINATION OF PREACHERS ON TRIAL. 

Q. XXII. What directions does the Conference give con- 
• cerning the Annual Examinations of Preachers on Trial ? 

A, 1. The Conference directs that all Preachers on Trial 
shall undergo a written Examination, year by year, at the Annual 
District Meeting : the Examiners to be appointed at the Financial 
District Meeting. The tabulated results of the Examination are 
to be recorded in the District Minutes. 

2. The following are the subjects of Examination for the year 
I87O— 71 ; viz.,— 



(1.) For Preachers in the first year of trial : — 

Pearson on the Creed. Article II. 
Garbett's " God's Word Written.'' 
The Acts of the Apostles. 
In Greek, St. John's Gospel i.— iv. 



1. 
ii. 
iir. 
iv. 



(2.) For those in the second year : — 

i. Wesley's Notes on Romans and Galatians. 
ii. Pearson on the Creed. Article VIII. 
iii. Oosterzee's Lectures on St. John's Gospel, 
iv. St. Luke's Gospel. 
V. In Greek, Acts i. — vi. 
vi. In Hebrew, Mala«hi. 

(3.) For those in the third year: — 

i. Watson's Institutes. Part II., ch. x. — xvi. 
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ii. Rev. Daniel Moore's " Thoughts on Preaching/'' 

iii. Butler's Analogy. Part I. 

iv. Exodus. 

V. In Greek, 2 Timothy, 

vi. In Hebrew, Jonah. 

(4,) For those in the fourth year : — 

i. Wesley's Sermons, i. — xxx. 

ii. Rev. T. Jackson's " Institutions of Christianity." 
iii. Butler's Analogy. Part II. 
iv. Daniel. 

V. In Greek, Philippians. 
vi. In Hebrew, Daniel viii. — x. 

3. The subjects for 1871 — 7^ ^^^^ ^ ^^® ^™® ^^ ^h^ above, 
with the exception of the following alterations : — 

First year, 
iv. St, John xviii. — xxi. 

Second year, 
V. Acts vii. — xii. 

Third year, 
V. St. James. 

Fourth year. 
V. Ephesians. 
vi. Isaiah xl. — xlii. 

4. All who read Greek and Hebrew are required to take the 
subjects given in these languages, but are exempted from the 
examination on the Books of Scripture in the English Version. 

5. The Rev. Benjamin Hellier is re-appointed the Secretary 
of the Committee to prepare Examination-Papers, Schedules, 
etc., and communications are to be addressed to him at the 
Theological Institutioriy Headingley^ Leeds, The names of the 
Examiners for the several Districts are to be forwarded to Mr. 
Hellier immediately upon their appointment. 

ITINERANT METHODIST PREACHERS' 
ANNUITANT SOCIETY. 

Rev. John Fahrar, Rev. Samuel D. Waddy, 

tEDEHlCK J. JOBSON, D.D., ReV. WiLLIAM 

;v. Charles Haydon, Guildford ^ Street^ 

London. 

Rev. Peter C. Horton, 16, Elm Grove, 



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Auditors, — Rev. WiLtiAM W. Stamp, Rev. Charles 
Pbbst, Rev. George T. Perks, M.A. 

Donations and Legacies should be sent to the Rev. Dr. 
JoBsoN, 21, Highhury-Place^ London^ N. 

Marriage Premiums are to be paid to the Steward, the Rev. 
Charles Haydon, GuUdford-StreeU RusaeU-Square. 

Subscriptions are to be paid, through the Financial Secretaries 
of Districts, during the first week of the Conference. Arrears 
are to be remitted to the Secretary, the Rev. Peter C. Hortok, 
Birkenhead, 

The Annuities are paid by the Rev. Charles Haydon. 

The Thanks of the Conference are respectfully presented to the 
Wesleyan Newspaper Company for a Donation of £50, by the 
Rev. George T. Perks, M.A. ; to James Willak, Esq., of 
Durham, for a Donation of £5 ; to a Lady, for a Donation, on 
Annuity for life, of £200, by the Rev. Charles Haydon ; and to 
Mrs. Eliza Wilson, Widow of the Rev. W. Wilson (a), for a 
Donation, on Annuity for life, of £100. 

RETIREMENT OF THE REV. DR. WADDY. 

The Conference, in agreeing to the request that the Rev. 
Samuel D. Waddy, D.D., should now be allowed to retire from 
the more active duties of the Christian ministry, records, with 
thankfulness to Almighty God, its high sense of the services 
which for so many years he has rendered to the Church of 
Christ, to Protestantism, and to Methodism in particular, with so 
much of ability, faithfulness, and success. The Conference 
specially calls to mind Dr. Waddy'*s services in promoting the 
higher education of our youth, in connection with Wesley College, 
Sheffield, and those which he has rendered as Treasurer of the 
Children'^s Fund, as Chairman of some of our most important 
Districts, and pre-eminently as President of the Conference of 
1B59. The Conference assures Dr. Waddy that it entertains for 
him the most affectionate regard, and cherishes the earnest hope 
that his valuable life may be prolonged, so that he may yet render 
important service to the Church, and be enabled to afford his 
counsel and assistance to his brethren at their annual assemblies, 
and on other occasions, as his health and convenience may allow. 

DEPUTATION FROM THE METHODIST EPIS- 
COPAL CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES 
OF AMERICA. 

Resolved unanimously, — 

1. That the Conference respectfully and affectionately wel- 
comes Bishop Simpson, and the Rev. R. S. Fostek, D.D., the 
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Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States ; that it has 
listened, with deep interest and much edification, both to the 
pulpit discourses of these honoured servants of Christ, and to 
their addresses to the Conference; and that it will appoint a 
Committee to prepare an Address to the next General Conference, 
in reply to that which they have brought. 

2. That the Conference has heani with exceeding joy the 
statements of the Deputation relative to the rapid progress of the 
work of God in connection with the Methodist Episcopal Church ; 
and anticipates still further advancement in time to come. The 
Conference particularly rejoices in the removal of those obstacles 
to the spread of Christianity which were created or augmented by 
the existence of slavery as a domestic institution in the United 
States. It desires further to express its sympathy with the 
Methodist Episcopal Church in those bereavements of which the 
Deputation has spoken ; and prays that the great *' Lord of the 
harvest '^ would be pleased to repair her losses, and, while raising 
up for her an ample supply of well-furnished ministerial labourers, 
would vouchsafe to all ner Ministers and people larger supplies of 
the Spirit of grace, and make her more extensively useful over 
the whole continent of America, and in all her other fields of 
labour. 

RESOLUTION IN REPLY TO A MEMORIAL FROM 
THE " UNITED KINGDOM ALLIANCE.^' 

Impressed by the terrible social and moral evils resulting from 
intemperance^ and believing that more earnest and effective 
measures are necessary in order to check and repress these evils, 
the Conference is convinced that the reformation desired must be 
secured chieflv by means of moral suasion and the influence of 
Christian trutn. It is nevertheless of opinion that the facilities 
afibrded for the opening of Public Houses and Beer-Houses, and 
the temptations presented by^ them especially to the young and the 
intemperate, render the effects of the present law grossly demo- 
ralizing, and constitute a legalised hindrance to the efforts of 
Christian Churches. The Conference therefore declares its 
iudgment that a reform of the present licensing system is abso- 
lutely necessary, and that in any measures which may hereafter 
be adopted, provision should be made, in harmony with a recog- 
nised principle of local self-government, that the ratepayers, who 
bear the charges resulting from the prevalence of intemperance 
and its consequent pauperism and crime, shall also have power to 
control the issue of licenses for the sale of intoxicating drinks 
wit^ their respective districts/ The Conference further expresses 

that any well-considered measure tending to secure this 

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ANONYMOUS PAMPHLET. 

An anonymous Pamphlet, entitled '^ A Visit to the Queen of the 
South ,^ ivhich contains slanderous and unchristian reflections upon 
Ministers and members of various Churches in Dumfries, having 
been extensively circulated in that town and neighbourhood, and 
suspicion as to its authorship having fallen on the Rev. Joseph 
H. Skewes, the Wesleyan Minister then stationed in Dumfries, 
the case was carefully investigated. The evidence failed to bring 
home the authorship to Mr. Skewes ; but the Conference of 1869 
passed the following Resolution, which is now published by order 
of the Conference of I87O, namely : — 

^* In the solemn judgment of this Conference the Pamphlet in 
question is a publication odious in itself, and utterly unworthy, 
not only of any Minister of the Gospel, but of any member of the 
Church of Christ; and if its authorship could be satisfactorily 
brought home to any Minister or member of this Connexion, the 
Conference would deem it a duty to remove any such person from 
association with the Body."" 

PROVISION FOR MINISTERS BECOMING SUPER- 
NUMERARIES FOR ONE YEAR. 

The Conference adopts the recommendations of the Committee 
specially apnointed in 1868 to consider this subject, which recom- 
mendations have been approved by the Committees of the Auxi- 
liary Fund, and the Home-Mission and Contingent Fund, viz. : — 

1. That such provision is exceedingly desirable, and in most 
cases urgently necessary, for the sake of those Ministers who 
prematurely lose their health, and is likely to be eventually 
economical in regard to their claims on Connexional Funds. 

2. That this provision should be limited to Ministers in the 
Home Work who have travelled not more than twenty-nine years. 

3. That it should be regulated in amount by a careful con- 
sideration of individual circumstances, and should not exceed in 
any case the sum of £80, in addition to the allowances payable 
irom the Annuitant Society and Connexional Funds. 

4. That it should be limited to one year, except in some very 
rare cases in which the Conference might deem a second yearns 
allowance indispensable. 

5. That it should be administered by a mixed Committee of 
seven members, to be annually appointed by the Conference, 
namely, the Ex-President for the time being, and three Ministers 
and three laymen, one to be named as convener. 

6. That the total amount which mav be deemed by that 
Committee needful for any one year should be provided in eqr 
proportions from the Auxiliary Fund and the Home Mission 
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SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON QUESTIONS RELATING 
TO METHODISM IN THE METROPOLIS. 

The following Ministers and Gentlemen are appointed a Special 
Committee, to consider, during the year, the relation of the 
Metropolitan Chapel Building Fund to the Connexion, and its 
working, and the proposals of the two London District Com- 
mittees on the Auxiliary Home-Mission work in London ; viz., — 
The President, and the Secretaey of the Conference, the Ex- 
Prrsident, the Secretary of the Fund, and the — 



Rev. John Bedford, 

Frederick W. Briggs, 

Samuel Coley, 

Stephen Cox, 

Francis W. G reeves, 

S. Romilly Hall, 

Charles Haydon^ 

Thomas James, 

Alexander M'AuIay, 

Dr. Osborn, 

George T. Perks, 

Charles Prest, 

Dr. Rigg, 

Dr. Scott, 

George Scott (b), 

William Shaw (a), 



Rev. Luke H. Wiseman, 

Theophilua Woolmer ; 

Mr. W. M'Arthur, M.P., 
Mr. Alexander M* Arthur, 
Mr. James S. Budgett, 
Mr. John Chubb, 
Mr. Christopher Gabriel, 
Mr. Walter Griffith, 
Mr. George Lidgett, 
Sir Francis Lycett, 
Mr. W. W. Pocock, 
Mr. T. B. Smithies, 
Mr. John Vanner, 
Mr. James E. Vanner, 
Mr. S. D. Waddy, 
Mr. Greaves Walker. 



RESOLUTIONS ON THE WORK OF ARMY AND 
NAVY MINISTERS. 

After very careful deliberation it was unanimously resolved, — 

1. That when a Minister is appointed^ for the benefit of 
Wesleyans in the Army or in the Royal Navy, or both, and is 
supported by the Army and Navy Committee, — 

If the men attending Parade Services have such services 
specifically held for them, all such services shall be conducted by 
the Minister specially appointed for their benefit. 

If the men are marched to our ordinary forenoon services, in 
any of our Chapels, the appointments of the Army and Navy 
Minister, and his work on Sundays, shall be arranged between 
the Army Committee, through their Secretary, and the Superin- 
tendent Minister of the Circuit in each case. 

2. That the whole of the week days shall be employed by the 
Army and Navy Minister in his specific worjc, who is not to have 
other work laid upon him without his consent. 

3. That, in all things connected with his military engagements, 
the Army and Navy Minister shall correspond with, and act 
under the direction of the Army Committee ; and in all other 
ecclesiastical matters, he shall act in concert with the Superinten- 
dent and the other Ministers of the Circuit in our usual way, 
attending the weekly meeting of the ministers of the Circuit in 
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MINIMUM ALLOWANCES TO MINISTERS IN 
DEPENDENT CIRCUITS. 

The Home-Missionary Committee of Management is directed 
to consider the subject of Allowances to Ministers stationed in 
Circuits receiving aid from the Contingent Fund, in order to 
devising a plan, if practicable, by which these allowances may be 
augmented, and a minimum sum be fixed, in accordance with the 
views expressed by the District Committees to which the subject 
has been referred. 

MINISTERS' HOUSES. 

The Conference adopts the following regulations of the Home- 
Missionary Committee of Management : — 

1 . That the Quarterly Meeting of any Circuit making appli- 
cation for an additional Minister shall furnish a House at the end 
of four years ; and shall not only give a pledge to this effect, but 
shall also satisfy the District Committees that there is a reasonable 
probability that such pledge will be duly redeemed. 

2. That any Circuit providing a House at the end of four 
years may receive, as heretofore, a grant of £40 towards furniture; 
but that, until some other regulations shall be made, if a House 
be provided at the end of three years, it may receive £60 ; if at 
the end of two years, £60 ; if at the end of one year, £70 ; or, 
if a House be provided when the additional Minister is appointed, 
£80. 

INSURANCE OF CONNEXIONAL PROPERTY 
FROM FIRE. 

It was resolved unanimously. That the cordial thanks of the 
Conference be presented to the Chapel Committee for the careful 
and protracted attention which they have given to this subject ; 
and that the subject be now referred to a Select Committee, who 
shall review the several plans which have been proposed, and 
report to the next Conference. The Committee shall consist of 
the Revs. Dr. Osborn, James Loutit, William Edwards (a), 
Alexander M'Aulay, and Henry W. Holland; with Messrs. 
Isaac Holden, of Oakworth, Robert Haworth, of Manchester, 
James Barlow, of Bolton, Henry Taylor, of Birmingham, 
William Brown, of Gateshead, and William Utley, of Halifax. 

RESOLUTIONS AFFECTING DISTRICT 
COMMITTEES. 

1. The District Treasurers of our foreign Missionary Society, 
and the Lay members uf the District Chapel Sub-Committee, 
being Members of the Wesley an -Methodist Society, shall be 
members of the District Committee during the transaction of the 
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2. The Minister who shall be the representative of each 
District to the Stationing Committee shall in future be chosen 
by the united votes of the Ministers and Laymen who arc 
members of the District Committee. 

CONSTITUTION OF MINOR DISTRICT MEETINGS. 

The Conference substitutes for the Mipute of 1793, to which 
reference is made in the Minutes of 1835, (Vol. VII., pp. 681, 
68S,^ as embodying the principle of the Minor District Meetings 
the following regulation, viz., — 

^* In all cases in which the holding of a Minor District Meeting 
is rendered necessary, such meeting, except under the Regulation 
passed by the Conference in 1840, {Minutes^ Vol. IX., p. 94,) 
shall be held in the District in which the accused party resides, 
the accused and the accuser selecting respectively two Ministers 
from the said District, who, with the Chairman thereof, shall 
constitute the Minor District Meeting.^ 

Should either party refuse or decline to choose two Ministers, 
to act as Members of the Meeting, the Chairman is empowered 
and directed to nominate them, so that the number required by 
rule may be made up. 

DIVISION OF CIRCUITS. 

The Conference resolves, that before District Committees 
consent to the division of any Circuit, inquiry must be made 
whether due attention has been paid to satisfactory arrange- 
ments for the Trust Estates affected by the proposed division, 
especially in reference to any debts existing thereon. 

CONTAGIOUS DISEASES ACTS. 

The Conference sent a Petition to be presented to both Houses 
of Parliament for the repeal of these Acts, and referred the 
consideration of further action on the subject to the Committee 
of Exigency. 

MISCELLANEOUS RESOLUTIONS. 

1. Thanks to the retiring Prmrfew^.— Resolved unanimously, 
That the affectionate and cordial thanks of the Conference be 
presented to its late President, the Rev. De. Jobson, for the 
earnest, courteous, and efficient discharge of his official duties, 
both during the Session of the last Conference and throughout 
the year. 

2. Thanks to the Secretary. — Resolved unanimously. That 
the cordial thanks of the Conference be presented to the Rev. 
John Fabrar, for his able and acceptable services as the 
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3. The Ex'PresidenCs Official Sermon. — Resolved unani- 
mously. That the cordial thanxs of the Conference be presented 
to the Ex-President, the Rev. Dr, Jobson, for the appropriate 
and powerful Discourse which he delivered in the Conference 
Chapely Burslem, on Sunday morning, July 31st. 

4. The EW'Preaidenfa Charge. — Resolved unanimously, That 
the cordial thanks of the Conference be presented to the Ex- 
President, the Rev. Dr. Jobson, for the able and impressive 
Charge delivered by him to one division of the newly-ordained 
Ministers ; and that he be requested to publish it. 

5. The Rev. S, Romilly HaWs Charge. — Resolved unani- 
mously. That the cordial thanks of the Conference be presented 
to the Rev. Samuel Romilly Hall for the very valuable 
Charge addressed by him to the second division of the newly- 
ordained Ministers ; and that he be requested to publish it. 

6. The Rev, Dr. OshorrCs Fernley Lecture. — Resolved 
unanimously. That the affectionate and respectful thanks of the 
Conference be presented to the Rev. George Osbork, D.D , for 
the very able and powerful Lecture delivered by him on Monday 
Evening, July 25th, on the Mission and Work of the Holy 
Spirit, being the first of the Lectures generously founded by John 
Fernley, Esq., of Southport. 

7. Bishop Simpson's Sermon. — Resolved unanimously. That 
the respectful and hearty thanks of the Conference be presented 
to Bishop Simpson, for the comprehensive and powerful Sermon 
which he preached before the Conference, on Monday, August 1st ; 
and that he be earnestly requested to publish it. 

8. The Rev. R. S. Foster'*s Sermon. — Resolved unanimously. 
That the cordial thanks of tlie Conference be presented to the 
Rev. R. S. Foster, D.D., for the masterly and impressive 
Discourse which he delivered in the Conference Chapel, Burslem, 
on Sunday Evening, July 31st ; and that he be earnestly 
requested to publish it. 

9. The Rev. Alewander M^Aulaifs Visit to Zetland, — Resolved 
unanimously, That the hearty thanks of the Conference be 
presented to the Rev. Alexander M*Aulay, for tlie zeal and 
ability with which he has fulfilled the mission to Zetland, 
entrusted to him by the last Conference. 

10. Invitations of Ministers to Circuits, — The Conference 
rescinds the rule of 1865 on this subject, with the exception of the 
clause, that *' the Conference unanimously and earnestly recom- 
mends that the Quarterly Meetings, throughout the Connexion, 
should defer such invitations till the March Quarterly Meetings."" 

11. It is resolved, That the Annual Meetings of the several 
District Committees shall be held between the 14th and the2lst 
of May, I87I, with the exception of the Lincoln, North Wales, 
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STANDING ORDERS. 

1. Home-Missionary Ministers.-^Q ,) At each Financial 
District Meeting a return shall be made, from each Circuit in 
which a Home-Missionary Minister is stationed, of the sum 
contributed by the Circuit to the Home-Mission Fund, and of the 
cost of such appointment to the Home-Mission Committee ; 
according to the *' Regulations for the employment of Home- 
Missionary Ministers^' adopted by the Conference of 1869. 

(2.) The Conference directs that a special inquiry shall be 
made at the May District Meeting, whether the Regulations for 
the employment of Home-Missionary Ministers, adopted by the 
Conference, have been faithfully observed in the Circuits to which 
Home-Missionary Ministers are appointed ; and that a Report in 
each case shall be made to the Conference. 

2. Candidates for Ordination. — The Conference directs that 
Candidates for Ordination shall, at or before the May District 
Meeting, preach before three Ministers of the District, who shall 
report to the Meeting. 

3. Preachers on Trinl. — (1.) The Conference, having been 
informed that in several Circuits the Preachers on Trial have very 
rarely an opportunity of receiving the Lord's Supper, resolves 
that, in compliance with a former injunction on this subject, the 
Superintendents be required to make the necessary arrangements, 
in their Circuit- Plans, for securing to their junior Colleagues 
proper facilities for partaking of this holy Sacrament. (2.) When- 
ever it shall be found to be practicable, Preachers on Trial shall 
preach during the District Meetings. 

4. Candidates for Admission on THal. — Those Preachers 
who are recommended for admission on Trial shall preach in the 
presence of at least three of the Ministers of the District Com- 
mittee, (at or about the time of its Annual Meeting in May,) to 
be selected by the Chairman, exclusively of the Superintendents 
by whom the Candidates respectively are proposed ; and a special 
report of the Sermons shall be made in the District Meeting, and 
immediately forwarded in writing to the London Committee of 
Examination. 

5. Attendance of Ministers at Official Meetings. — Mistakes 
having arisen on this subject, the Conference deems it proper and 
necessary to declare, that all the Ministers and Preachers on Trial 
appointed to a Circuit have a constitutional right to take part as 
members in our Leaders' Meetings, and in all other official 
meetings of the Circuits to which they are appointed. 

6. Supply of Vacancies. — Instances having occurred in which 
.fiiinf^rintendents and other Ministers, needing Circuit-supplies on 

m of sickness and various casualties, have applied to the 
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Chairman of the District; the Conference directs the brethren, to 
return to the old plan of first communicating with the Chairman 
in every such case. 

7. Liverpool Minutes, — The Resolutions adopted by the 
Conference in the year 1820, and usually called the *' Liverpool 
Minutes,"^ besides being read and considered in the Annual 
Meeting of each District Committee, (as our standing Regulations 
require,) shall also be read at the Weekly Meeting of Ministers 
in each Circuit, next following the September Quarterly Meeting; 
and the Chairmen of Districts are directed to make inquiry 
concerning the due observance of this regulation. 

8. District Minutes, — The Chairmen of Districts are required 
to procure three complete copies of the Minutes of the several 
Annual and other Meetings of the District Committees, transcribed 
according to the order of time in which such Meetings shall have 
been held, and duly signed by the Chairman and Secretary. One 
of these copies shall be inserted in the District Records ; a second 
shall be reserved for the use of the Chairman and Financial 
Secretary at the Conference ; and a third shall be delivered to the 
Assistant-Secretaries, on the Wednesday preceding the Conference, 
and by them to the President during the first week of each 
Conference, to be preserved, under his direction^ as a document 
appertaining to the Connexion. The several copies of the last 
class shall be written on foolscap paper, that they may be annually 
bound together in one volume. 

9. Anniml Return of Members in Society, — The number of 
Members in Society, and of {)erson8 admitted on trial, as taken at 
the March Quarterly Visitation in each year, and reported in the 
Circuit Schedules presented at the District Meetings, shall be the 
number returned on the Minutes of the following Conference. 

10. Circuit Schedules, — In order to bring the state and pro- 
gress of the work of God in every Circuit distinctly under ^Jie 
examination of the District Meetings, copies -of the Printed 
Circuit Schedules^ duly filled up, shall be annually produced, 
examined, and considered. The Chairmen of Districts are made 
responsible for the execution of this order. (See also Minutes 
for 1831, Q. XXV.; Vol. VII., p. 67.) 

The Circuit Schedules containing the Returns of the Members 
in Society are to be forwarded, immediately after the May District 
Meetings, to the Rev. Alexander M'Aulay, 5, The Grove, 
Stratford. 

11. Schedules and Circulars on Connexional Business, — As 
it is obviously desirable that the Committees appointed by the 
Conference to manage the several departments of the business of 
the Connexion, in the intervals of its Session, should be furnished 
with as much statistical information as possible on the matters o^ 
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rises them, through their appointed Officers, to send, when they 
deem it expedient^ suitable Circulars and Schedules to the Super- 
intendents, or to the Chairmen of Districts, as the case may 
require ; and directs the Superintendents and Chairmen duly to 
return such Schedules properly filled up. 

12. Lay-AIembers of Connexional Committees, — (1.) At 
the Annual Meeting of each District Committee in Great 
Britain, one Gentleman, being a member of the Society, shall 
be chosen by the lay-members of the District Committee, to be 
a member of the Committee of the Home-Mission and Contingent 
Fund, held preparatory to the Conference ; and the Gentleman 
so chosen shall have the right to attend, and take part in the pro- 
ceedings of, the Annual Meetings of the Missionary Committee, 
the Schools' Committee, the Chapel Committee, the Theological 
Institution Committee, and the Education Committee, held pre- 
paratory to the Conference. 

(2.) In respect to the several Committees of the Connexional 
Funds, it is resolved, that a certain number of lay gentlemen 
shall retire annually by rotation, the same persons being eligible 
for immediate re-appointment. 

13. Quarterly Fast-Days. — The days upon which the Quarterly 
Fast, appointed by Rule, is to be observed throughout the Con- 
nexion, for the following year, are, Fridays, September 30th, 
December 30tb, March 31st, and June 30th. 

14. Rule of I'JQT concerning Admission of Members. — Mistakes 
having occasionally arisen respecting the meaning of the Rule of 
1797) on the subject of the admission of persons who are on 
trial as members of our Society, the Conference deems it necessary 
to repeat the statement, That it never was intended that the 
names of all those who are on trial should be laid before a Leaders' 
Meeting for distinct and formal discussion ; but solely, that if 
there be, in the opinion of a Leader, any reasonable objection to 
the character and conduct of any person who is on trial, such 
objection may be stated by him ; and that, if the validity of the 
objection be established to the satisfaction of the Meeting, a 
Member's Ticket shall not be given to the person, so objected to, 
at the Quarterly Visitation. 

1 5. Trial of Members. — When a charge is brought against any 
Member resident in a place where no Leaders' Meeting is statedly 
held, the case shall be referred for investigation to the Leaders' 
Meeting of the principal Society in the Circuit-town. The 
Leader or Leaders, and the Society Stewards, of the Society of 
which the accused is a member, shall be associated with the 
Leaders' Meeting for the purposes of the investigation. 

16. Reading of the Pastoral Address in Society Meetings. — 
The Superintendents are directed to appoint Special Society 
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the purpose of having the Pastoral Address read, and made the 
subject of suitable remarks and exhortations. 

17. Contingent Fund, — In future, all payments on account of 
Ordinary Deficiencies shall be made through the medium of the 
Financial Secretaries of Districts. The payments on account of 
Home Missionaries are to be made directly to and by the 
Treasurers of the Fund. 

18. The Army, — The Chairmen of Districts are directed to 
inquire of the Superintendents of Circuits in which troops are 
fkiarched to Divine service in our chapels, the average number of 
non-commissioned officers and men in attendance ; distinguishing 
the number of members in Society. The returns given are to be 
recorded in the District Minutes. If there be no military attend- 
ance in the District, a note to that effect shall be inserted. 

19. Conference Plan. — The Superintendents of those Circuits 
in which the Conference may from year to year assemble, shall, 
with the previous approbation of the President, (as already 
required by rule,) complete and print, not later than the 15th 
day of June in each year, a Plan of the order of preaching in the 
principal chapels during the Session of the Conference ; and shall 
also, on or before the above date, inform every person whom they 
have appointed to preach in those chapels, of the time and place 
of such appointment. And in order that the Plan thus prepared 
may not be violated, to the disappointment of our friends, and to 
the great inconvenience of other parties concerned, no Minister 
-who attends the Conference shall be at liberty to make an engage- 
ment to preach in any other Circuit, either on the Sabbath, or on 
any other day, during the period appointed for the meeting of the 
Conference, or of its various Preparatory Committees, at the time 
for which his name shall be inserted on the Conference Plan. 

20. The Chairmen of Districts are enjoined to make particular 
inquiries at their Annual Meetings in reference to all the points 
of Discipline specified in the first Article of the Answer to Q. 
XXVIII. in the Minutes of 1825. 

CONFERENCE OF I87I. 

Q. XXIII» When and where shall our next Conference 
beheld? 

A. In Manchester, commencing on Wednesday, July 26th, 
I87I, at Nine o'clock a.m. 

Signed in behalf and by order of the Conference, 

JOHN FARRAR, President. 
JOHN H. JAMES, Secretary. 

Burslemy August lOM, I87O. 

The President's address is, Headingley; Leeds; and 
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ORDER OF COMMITTEIES FOR I87I. 

The Committees preparatory t«) the next Conference are 
appointed to meet in Manchester, as follows : (subject, however, 
to any change of the particular order, days, or hours, here speci- 
fied, which the Pbksident, giving due notice to the parties 
concerned, may find it expedient to make :) namely, 

1. Stationing Committee^ Monday, July 17th, at five p.m. 

2. Auiviliary Fund Committee^ (p. 138,) Thursday, 

July 20th, at half-past six p.m. 

3. Kingswood and IVoodhouse-Grove Schools' Committee, 

(pp. 124, 125,) Friday, July 21st, at nine a.m. 

4. Annu4il Meeting of Trustees of New-Kingswood and 

Woodhouse-Grove Schools, Friday, July 21st, at 
noon. 

5. General Education Committee, (pp. 143, 144,) Friday, 

July 21st, at four p.m. 

6. Theological Institutio7i Committee of Review^ (pp. 139- 

141,) Saturday, July 22nd, at nine a.m. 

7. Annual Meetings of the Trustees of the Institution- 

Houses, Saturday, July 22nd, at noon. 

8. The Lord:'s Day Committee,\ff. 146, 147,) Saturday, 

July 22nd, at three p.m. 

9. Chapel-Committee of Review, (pp. 128, 129,) Monday, 

July 24th, at nine a.m. 

10. Home-Mission and Contingent Fund and Children's 

Fund Committee, (p. 135,) Monday, July 24th, 
at 4 p.m. 

11. Missionary Committee of Review, (pp. 121, 122,) 

Tuesday, July 25th, at nine a.m. 

12. Board of Trustees for Chapels, Tuesday, July 25th, 

at half-past four p.m. 
It is proposed that the Fernley Lecture shall be delivered 
on Tuesday Evening, July 25th, at ^ p.m. 

N.B. 1. The Secretaries of the several Funds are directed to 
meet in Manchester, on Wednesday, July 19th, for the purpose 
of preparing for their respective Committees the accounts of their 
several departments. 

2. The Assistant- Secretaries of the Conference, the Revs. 
Henry W. Williams, Marmaduke C. Osborn, and Robert N. 
Young, are directed to attend at the same time, for the purpose 
of compiling from the District Minutes various Lists, etc., which 
will facilitate the business of the Committees, and of the subse- 
quent Conference. 

3. The Chairmen of Districts are required to bring, or send, 
in time for the meeting of the Secretaries of the several Funds, 
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including an account of the Numbers in Society in the several Cir- 
cuits of their Districts, as taken at the March Visitation in I87I. 

LIST OF GENERAL COLLECTIONS AND 
SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR I87O-7I. 

The following are the usual and regular Collections which are 
to be made in all our Circuits during the ensuing year ; viz., — 

1. The private Donations in Uie Classes, on behalf of the 
Worn-out Ministers^ and Ministers' Widows' Auxiliary Fund, 
shall be entered in the Class-Books at the next September 
Visitation, and collected in the month of October, and forwarded at 
once to the District Treasurer. (See Minutes of 1851, Q. xxvii., 
A. 2, Vol. XI., p. 664.) 

2. The Private Subscriptions and Public Collections for the 
New-Kingswood and Woodhouse-Grove Schools, etc., are to be 
made in the early part of the month of November, I87O ; and the 
amount, without any deduction on account of Educational 
Allowances to Children^ is to be immediately remitted to the 
Rev. Frederick Payne, Mold, Flintshire^ one of the General 
Secretaries for the School-Fund. Each Superintendent must 
also send to Mr. Payne a particular account of the sums contri- 
buted to the Fund, and of all claims for Educational Allowances 
in his Circuit, specifying distinctly the names of the children for 
whose education the claims are made, the date, year^ and place 
of their birth, and the exact number of years during which the 
allowance has been received. 

3. The Annual Subscriptions, due January 1st, and occasional 
Donations, for the Wesleyan Theological Institution, are to be 
solicited in every Circuit in the first or second week of January, 
I87I; and forthwith remitted to the Rev. John Farrar, 
Headingleyj Leeds. Post-Office Orders to be made payable in 
Leeds. The Collection referred to in these Minutes, p. 141, s. 9, 
is also to be remitted to the Rev. John Farrar. 

4. The Annual Public Collections for the General Chapel 
Fund are to be made, and Subscriptions solicited, in the month of 
February, I87I ; and the whole amount should be immediately 
remitted to the Rev. Messrs. Bedford and Edwards, General 
Secretaries, Oldham-Street Chapel, Manchester. 

5. The Yearly Collection in all the Classes is to be made, as 
usual, at the March Visitation ; and the money is to be paid at 
the District Meetings in May. 

6. The Private Subscriptions and Public Collections for the 
Wesleyan Education Fund are to be made in the month of April, 
I87I ; and the money is to be paid, at or before the May District 
Meeting, to the Financial Secretaries, and by them remitted, with 
the Circuit Lists^ to the Rev. John Vine, Woolwich, 

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received in all our Circuits, either weekly, monthly, quarterly, or 
annually, as is most convenient to the Subscribers. The annual 
Public Collections for that Fund are to be made in all our 
chapels, and other preaching-places, at the time of the Anniver- 
saries of the several Auxiliary or Branch Societies ; or, where no 
Public Meetings of that kind are held, in the month of May. The 
money so raised must be remitted, through the District Treasurers^ 
to the General Treasurers, whose address is, IVesleyan Cen- 
tenary Hall, Bishopsgate-Street'Within, London, E.C. 

8. The Private Subscriptions for the Auxiliary Worn-out 
Ministers' and Widows' Fund are to be solicited in the month of 
May, I87I ; and a list of Subscriptions is to be sent to the 
Secretary, the Rev. Henry H. Chettle, JVoodhouse-Grove, 
Apper/ey- Bridge^ near Leeds, not later than the 30th of June. 
(See Minutes of 1851, Q. xxvui., Vol. XI., p. 666.) The 
money is to be paid on or before the first day of the Conference 
to the Financial Secretary of the District, and by him to Messrs. 
Napier and Rattenbury, the Treasurers. 

9. The Collections in aid of the Home-Mission and Contingent 
Fund, for the support and spread of the Gospel in Great Britain 
and Ireland, are to be made in all our chapels and preaching- 
places, not later than the second Sunday in July, I87I ; but, 
wherever practicable, before the May District Meeting, and in 
connection with a Public Meeting, as recommended by the 
Conference. Subscriptions and Donations are to be paid to the 
Treasurers as early as possible. 



THE ANNUAL ADDRESS OF THE CONFERENCE 
TO THE METHODIST SOCIETIES. 

Dearly Beloved Brethren, 

Assembled in Conference for your sakes, to promote the well- 
being of that portion of the Catnolic Church which the common 
Lord, who made us a people, has entrusted to Methodism, we 
have the sustaining comfort of your sympathy, and the help of 
your prayers. And you also, whom for a season we have been 
compelled to leave, have our daily intercessions that in the needful 
absence of His servants the Master'^s presence may be abundantly 
manifest among you. 

We came together with a painful impression of responsibility, 
and of the insufficiency of human judgment. We lifted up our 
hearts to Him who giveth His wisdom to them that distrust their 
own ; and, to His praise be it spoken, we have never had clearer 
signs of His favour. We believe that He has sent the Spirit of 
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public services. By the marked demonstration which has attended 
the ministry of the Word in these services, He has re-commis- 
sioned us to go forth and preach it with more fidelity to *' every 
creatur6 under heaven.*" 

We are not met in council for the definition and settlement of 
Gospel truths. We have no doubt that what our first preachers 
bequeathed as the doctrinal legacy of Methodism is '^ the faith 
which was once delivered unto the saints.*" We believe the Word 
of God, and preach it, in the sense in which they accepted and 
declared it. We do not for a moment think that the interpreta- 
tion of Scripture must vary with the shifting aspects of human 
progress. We do not restrict the mercy of God, which is infinite ; 
but we dare not touch the limitations of doctrine : they are the old 
landmarks of God'^s heritage. Where He placed them we leave 
them. A sinner can no more be saved now, except by believing 
in Jesus, than he could in the days when it was said, ^* There is 
none other Name under heaven given among men, whereby we 
must be saved."" There is ** one faith,'' and ** one baptism,'' as 
there is **one Lord." Brethren, pray for your preachers, that 
the Word of Christ, as it passes from us to you, may never, 
through a deceitful or uncertain handling, be wrested from the 
dogmatic simplicity of its declarations, to make it seem more pro- 
bable to human reason, or to obtain for it the sanction of '^ science." 
There will be, in a large assembly of ministers, different schools of 
thought and varieties of taste ; but we have not, and cannot have, 
different schools of theological interpretation. Herein, in these 
days of lax theology, lies our strength among the Churches of 
Christendom. 

We accept this unity of doctrine, which from the beginning 
has been the marked feature of Methodist preaching, as God's 
special gifl to enable us to speak throughout the world with one 
voice ; that, in addition to tne witness of distinct congregations, 
the world may have from us the testimony of a concerted declara- 
tion, that " repentance and remission of sins " must be preached, 
in Christ's name,> " among all nations." Brethren, if God has 
raised us up to proclaim the " faithful saying," " from the river to 
the ends of the earth," it is only by your co-operation that this 
Divine purpose can be carried out. The ministry is reinforced 
by you : our zeal was first kindled at your altars, — ^your Societies 
are the nurseries of all our agencies ; and as these rise up among 
us they reflect the standard, whatever it be, of your intelligence, 
piety, and zeal. Therefore we are strong or weak through you, 
and with you. 

Suffer then a word of exhortation on some of the more important 
of the duties that just now press upon you and us with unusual 
urgency. You say that as ministers we ought to contend earnestly 
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suaded, with you, that this duty is second to none of the obliga- 
tions of the ministry ; but we are convinced also that you must 
divide the task with us, and appropriate the larger share of its 
labour and responsibility. What we attempt in the pulpit, you 
must follow up in the house. The occasional exhortations of a 
service, however ably and faithfully addressed, cannot contend 
against neutrality in the family. We solemnly counsel parents to 
add to the teachings and influences of the sanctuary the strength 
of a positive encouragement at home. The indulgence of levity 
in sacred things, if unrebuked by the gravity of a parent, may 
undo the effect of a hundred lessons from the pulpit. The light 
{ind jesting humour of young people, when allowed to play upon 
the truths of the Bible, or the ordinances of the Church, frequently 
hardens into serious scepticism. Infidelity, than which, in itself, 
nothing can be more grim and repelling, derives half its strength 
and all its popularity from the flippancy of its spirit. Help us to 
save your children. The sons and daughters of the present age 
will comprise the next generation of the Church. By all that that 
Church nas done for you and your families, by all that you hope 
it will yet do, when in the failing energies of lifers close you shall 
most need the ministries of its help and consolation, we implore 
you to place every possible defence, and especially the guardian- 
ship of your own consistency) , around the spiritual growth of each 
of your children. You will best train ^ them for the world when 
you nurture them for the Lord. And yet, while we write these 
things unto you, we remember that if you should leave nothing 
undone for them in the family, and we should be equally faithful 
in the pulpit and in visitation, the enemies of youthful piety are so 
strong from their number, their perilous arts, and their incessant 
opposition, that there is no hope for you or us but in that fervent 
supplication which makes us labourers together with God, who, 
according to His ancient family-covenant, shows ^^ mercy unto 
thousands of them that love Him and keep His commandments.**^ 

But we are persuaded, dear brethren, that your sympathies 
with Christ^s work are not restricted to the action of that work 
upon yourselves and your children. You desire to see in vigorous 
and hopeful operation all the institutions of Methodism ; both 
those which we have in common with other Churches, and those 
that distinguish our own Body. Do you wish to see crowds of 
unconverted people flocking to hear the invitations of the Gospel, 
and your ministers^ surrounded by their bands of local preachers 
and leaders doin^ the old Methodist work, which is, indeed, the 
old apostolic work, of saving souls from death, and adding them 
daily to the Church ? We are sure that many of you would 
pre^r such a manifestation of God's presence in the midst of Zion 
above your chief ioy. But remember, that you, no less than our- 
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each one of you unite with us in putting these questions to him- 
self? Am I, according to the ability which God has given me, 
endeavouring to increase the number of the hearers of the Gospel ; 
diminishing that vast proportion of men and women in England 
who never visit the house of prayer, even on the Sabbath ? And 
when I and my family are found in the sanctuary, have we con- 
tributed to the decorum and strength of its services, by the punc- 
tuality of our attendance? Do I watch for souls outside the 
limits of my own pew ; remembering that the Master has sent me 
there not merely to worship, but to work for Him, and that, 
according to the measure of whatever I am able to contribute to it, 
I am answerable to God for the spiritual success of a public service ? 
Beloved, these inquiries are strictly applicable to every member of 
our Societies ; and did each one of us live in the spirit of such an 
examination, Methodism would soon feel throughout all her 
Circuits the happy embarrassment of over-crowded chapels, and 
would share the surprise no less than the perplexity of the old 
Church, " Who hatn begotten me these ?"" " The place is too 
strait for me : give place to me that I may dwell.^ 

But our strength is not in the multitude of congregations, but 
in the cohesion of our members. The condition of an aggressive 
and converting Church is the communion of saints. The caution, 
not to forget ** the assembling of ourselves together,^ refers not 
only to the congregating of religious assemblies, but also to the 
communion of the members of the Church. Unless these ^* speak 
often one to another,'^ there can be no review of each other''8 
spiritual life, no confession of sin one to another, no mutual 
exhortation, no praying with and for each other, all of which are 
expressly enjoined by the Holy Ghost It is an error, and a 
serious misreading of the Spirits teaching, to suppose that the 
Sacrament of the Lord^s Supper comprehends and satisfies these 
requirements of social help. The *' communion of the body and 
blood of Christ,'*' of which we beseech you constantly to partake, 
is the attestation of a fellowship already established. The act 
manifests, but does not make, tne members of a Church. The 
primitive Christians and early Churches lived upon fellowship : 
it was their safety in peril ; tne secret of their growth in seasons 
of peace ; and their neglect of it was* always the beginning of 
spiritual languor, the mother of heresy and schism. Whatever 
may be alleged against that mode of Christian fellowship which is 
in use among ourselves, it was the origin of Methodism : the 
peculiar features of our system have grown out of the Class- 
meeting. It gave you your preachers ; for in the Class-meeting 
were first discerned the gifts which the Spirit dispenses for the per- 
fecting of the saints, and the work of the ministry. If we have an 
advantage over other Churches, in the minute knowledge of what 
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which we can lay our hand upon every kind of ability and influence, 
we owe this superiority to the weekly assembling of ourselves 
together. We exhort you on every ground to value the pearl of 
Methodist privileges. To surrender the Class-meeting is to take 
the heart out of Methodism ; to esteem it lightly is to enfeeble 
the pulsations of that heart. We were never more (irmly con- 
vinced, beloved, than we now are, that unless we feed the strength 
of our weekly fellowship, the other parts of the Connexional 
system can never work together except by the application of such 
stimulants as exhaust, instead of repairing, its natural energies. 
We have had occasion, during this Conference, to re-assert the 
cardinal position of the Class-meeting in the economy of Metho- 
dism, and our determination, by GodTs help, to maintain it. 

We need hardly remind you, dear brethren, that we shall have 
new duties thrust upon us in the cause of Elementary Education. 
Whatever may be the nature of those duties, we ought not to 
allow any difference of judgment, as to the mode in which a great 
and pressing work should be done, to prevent the hearty co-opera- 
tion of all Methodists in the effort to drive ignorance from the 
land, which, indeed, is one means of " spreading holiness^^ over it. 
We call upon you, as citizens, diligently to use whatever power may 
be entrusted to you for the education of the poor ; to remember 
the claims of the Bible ; and while you are giving influence and 
money to feed the destitute with knowledge, not to permit the 
exclusion of " the Bread of Life."" 

We exhort you, whether personally engaged in such. institu- 
tions or not, to give the encouragement of your sympathy and 
support to the Sabbath-schools of your several Societies ; to help 
the officers and teachers to make them more effective, and to bring 
them more closely into union with the preaching and fellowship 
agencies of Methodism. Sunday-schools are elementary semi- 
naries affiliated to the Church. There is a field now opening for 
Sabbath-school culture, which, if occupied and thoroughly worked, 
will make it the means of incalculable increase. It will bring 
into sympathetic union with us large numbers of poor families, 
from which Methodism has always derived her riches ; and it is 
not improbable that, as the necessity of the Sabbath-school 
becomes more and more pressing and appreciated, our chief 
numerical gain will come from this source. 

Permit us to point out one or two perils against which we must 
have a concerted action, and maintain an unbroken defence. A 
worldly spirit has got into Christ's Church ; help us to drive it 
out. Its dissimulation was never so dangerous because never so 
subtle as it is now. It invades the quiet of the Sabbath^ and 
would deprive the poor working man of this immemorial heritage 
of rest. Under tlie guise of philanthropy and beneficence it 
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bulwark of our England'^s order and moral strength. We beseech 
you, on behalf of the Lord of the Sabbath, to discountenance, by 
the strongest expression of your disapproval, every attempt, by 
ivhomsoever sanctioned, to tamper with the universal sanctification 
of the Lord'^s Day. We heed hardly add, that your ability to 
promote the maintenance of Sabbath rights, and the religious 
observance of them, will be in proportion to the consistency of your 
own practice, and the example of your own home. We beseech 
you, moreover, to unite with us in lifting up the voice of 
Methodism against the crying intemperance of the land. In many 
of our Circuits it is the mightiest enemy of the evangelist ; in all 
of them it is so prolific of evil, that in nearly every path of our 
work we encounter its results. We call upon you to testify against 
it, as citizens acting upon the Legislature, and as Methodists 
acting upon your own immediate circles. We have more to fear 
from the worldliness and ungodliness of a nominal Christian land 
than from the errors that infest the Chiirch. God's truth changes 
not ; it is its own defence ; but God's Church will grow strong 
in position and in numbers as His people show themselves every- 
where the uncompromising enemies of sin. We are united in 
force, marshalled together, and led on by Christ, to fight this 
adversary, and every foe falls when we overcome sin. Let us 
wield the irresistible power of an unblamable life ; let it be our 
argument in the pulpit, and your illustration in the home, in busi- 
ness, and in the recreations of literature and of health. 

You will be happy to learn that in all these resolves, and in 
the cares and exhortations which in this Address we have so freely 
expressed to you, we have been cheered and supported by the visit 
of honoured brethren from the Methodist Episcopal Church of the 
United States of America. In your name we have greeted them 
as fellow-soldiers entrusted with the same banner; and have 
recognised in their catholic spirit, and most able ministrations, the 
true successors of the eminent men who established Methodism 
on that great continent. Their eloquent speeches and sermons 
raised us, for the time, above the limits of our own Body ; and 
we felt that we were but one member ofra great Methodist house- 
hold whose home is commensurate with the world. Their account 
of a confluent immigration into the United States from all quarters 
of the world, and of the formation of Methodist Churches that 
re-act upon the nations from which the streams of emigration have 
flowed, aflbrded a new and memorable proof that the Head of the 
Church has, by special intimations of Providence, largely entrusted 
to us the defence, the experimental vindication, and the diflusion 
of Protestant Christianity. Let us help our Transatlantic 
brethren, and the Societies of Canada, to concentrate the zeal of 
Methodism at this time upon the proclamation of the Gospel, 
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is eminently a preaching Church ; and while the ark of God among 
us has never wanted defenders in times of danger, it seems to be 
our province, the highest that can be allotted to a Church, to 
testify to a condemned world ^* repentance toward God, and faith 
toward our Lord Jesus Christ.*" 

We have also received visitors irom nearly every part of the 
earth, — representatives from Affiliated Conferences, and mis- 
sionaries labouring under our own direction, who, like Barnabas 
and Paul, the deputation from the Church in Antioch, have 
declared what wonders God is working among the Gentiles through 
them. The fruits of Gospel labour among pagan populations are 
not to be set down by the pen of man, and the increase in our 
foreign stations of nearly diree thousand is hardly an index of the 
successful approaches which have been made during the year 
towards the inevitable overthrow of the depraving and tyrannical 
institutions of idolatry. The returned missionaries who have 
been presented to us at this Conference for recogpiition, most of 
whom will leave again their native shores to resume the labours 
they love, have gladdened our hearts by the hopeful spirit of their 
testimony. They have told us that the Lord is working with 
them ; honouring in remote countries the same truth which we 
preach at home. Let us strengthen Foreign Missions by more 
vigorous Home Missions. Never was lifted up in England a 
more general and earnest cry for Methodist work. We are not 
merely invited to push our efforts beyond the boundaries of Cir- 
cuits already defined and occupied, but the appeal for help from 
far outlying populations, hiving together in our large towns, comes 
to us in tones of touching reproach and rebuke, ** No man careth 
for our aouU*'" Circumscribed by straitened means, our efforts in 
this direction have fallen far short of our desires. Seventy-five of 
the brethren are engaged in breaking up new ground ; and each 
of them is aided by a staff of voluntary workers, who penetrate 
here and there a little way into the almost unbroken ignorance 
and wickedness of the masses. We acknowledge, to the praise of 
God, that some of the most encouraging results we have reaped 
during the year have come from the Home-Mission field. Dear 
brethren, let every one of you be a Home-missionary in your own 
neighbourhoods, and next year we shall report a larger increase 
than two thousand nine hundred and twenty-five^ with twenty 
thousand four hundred and thirty-three on trial. That this 
increase is not greater should awaken a heart-searching examina- 
tion in you and in us. The Lord is as willing to add unto His 
Church daily as in the times of Pentecostal success. For our- 
selves, we have felt the need of renewed dedication to God ; ere 
we resume the work of proclaiming the truth, we are praying for 
a new demonstration of it to our hearts, that we may return to you 
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beginning an eventful year; even as we write these words the 
Ruler of all is altering the positions of nations, and inscrutably 
advancing Hib purposes by the strange ministry of conflict and 
blood. The kingdoms of this world must pass under the chasten* 
ing hand of the righteous Father before they can become *^ the 
kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ.^ God's chief instru- 
ments, in the advancement of His kingdom, are the ministers of 
His Gospel ; but if human ambition or ecclesiastical assumption 
and tyranny obstruct the progress of His truth, He sometimes 
selects other means ; and if He is now pleased to march against 
His enemies with political convulsion and revolution, we will stand 
by in silence, and pray that when *Uhe wrath of man^ has 
•• praised ^ Him, the " remainder '' of that wrath He may 
" restrain.^ 

We join with you in earnest prayer for the unity, fidelity, and 
increase of all the people of God, for the restoration of tranquillity 
to Europe, and for the unbroken peace of our own country. 

Signed on behalf and by order of the Conference, 

JOHN FARRAR, President, 
JOHN H. JAMES, Secretary. 

Burslem, August 10th, I87O. 



THE ANNUAL ADDRESS OF THE IRISH CONFERENCE, 
1870, TO THE BRITISH CONFERENCE OF 1870. 

Beloved Fathers and Brethren, 

We esteem it no small privilege to be favoured with an Address 
from your Conference, not only because it indicates our continued 
Connexional oneness, but also tends to strengthen those bonds by 
which British and Irish Methodism are united. At no former 
period has the reception of such a communication afforded us 
greater satisfaction than at present The kindly interest which 
you take in our affairs excites our gratitude, while we most affec- 
tionately reciprocate your fraternal regards. 

With devout thankfulness to God we learn the growing influence 
which you exert upon the general population of your country, 
the aggressive character of your admirably conducted Home- 
Mission enterprise, and the special attention which you have given 
to. the spiritual nurture of the voung. Greatly do we rejoice in 
the results of your plans and labours, and earnestly do we pray for 
your increased prosperity. 

With most thoughtful concern we have watched the course of 
important public movements in England, especially that of 
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this latter question has excited amongst all classes and creeds. 
We feel deep anxiety in relation to the ultimate issue of the 
struggle, both because of the powerful influence for good or evil 
which the results must exercise upon the moral and social condi- 
tion of the country, and the necessary hearing of the subject upon 
the future prospects of Ireland ; tending, as it does, to promote 
evangelical truth and righteousness, or to strengthen the hands of 
a crafty Ultramontanism that is putting forth constant and 
unscrupulous efforts to fetter human intellect, extinguish all 
aspirations after religious freedom, and uproot Protestantism out 
of the land. We have reason to believe that at the present time 
some influential parties in our own country are employing all 
available means to destroy ^' united education,^' and to substitute 
for it what would be exclusively ** denominational.^^ We cannot 
doubt that such a change would be most calamitous, and we trust 
that both by the course which you take in reference to Primary 
Education in England, and your influence with the Legislature, 
you will aid us in defeating the schemes of those who would 
employ the money of the State to ^^ destroy our national inde- 
pendence, to bar the sinner from the Saviour, and to shut out man 
from God.'' Fervently do our prayers ascend to Him who hath 
the hearts of all men in His hands, that He may guide to right 
conclusions, and overrule all for the welfare of the entire nation 
and for His own glory. 

Looking back upon the year just closed, we feel a deep sense of 
gratitude to the great Head of the Church for the measure of 
success graciously vouchsafed in connection with our labours. 
Through many difficulties He has aided us ; and, though emigra- 
tion and death have deprived us of at least an average number of 
our people, we are enabled to report an increase in the number of 
members in Society greater than for several years past. Gladly 
do we convey this cheering intelligence, especially as we are 
assured you will rejoice with us over these gathered fruits of our 
hallowed toil. In addition to the encouragement inspired by 
accessions to our numbers, the Lord of the harvest, " answering 
His needy servants' cry," is raising up among us, and sending 
forth labourers, so that ten young men have been ordained at this 
Conference to the work of the ministry, and the same number of 
candidates have been admitted on trial. 

It is also due to you, who have so kindly granted us the highly- 
valued services of the Rev. William Arthur, M.A., that you 
should be informed of the marked success of the Methodist 
College at Belfast, under his presidency. We have no doubt 
that the wide-spread benefits derived throughout our country from 
this Institution will prove to you a cause of satisfaction, particu- . 
larly as you have evinced a deep interest in its welfare ; not only 
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sion to make an appeal to your people on behalf of the Endowment 
Fund, to which they have so generously responded. 

You are aware that since our last Conference remarkable 
ecclesiastical changes have occurred in this country, as the result 
of Imperial legislation. While these have called forth in the 
Churches immediately concerned a spirit of liberality which 
affords encouraging prospects of success in meeting the difficulties 
incident to so great a change, there is nevertheless in these altered 
- circumstances occasion for renewed eiFort on our part, not only to 
sustain but to increase our agency, that the spiritual requirements 
of our country may be met. At this crisis it would be of unspeak- 
able advantage to our cause were we in a position largely to 
augment our ministry ; but though numerous most promising 
openings 'claim prompt attention, our limited means forbid the 
attempt to occupy them, and we have been compelled to refuse 
urgent requests for additional ministers, except in a few instances, 
in granting which we have gone to the utmost limits our funds 
will allow. 

Notwithstanding the many disadvantages with which we are 
obliged to contend, our hope of future prosperity is brightening. 
With peculiar adaptation in doctrines and usages for meeting the 
wants of this country, with quickened spirituality amongst our 
Societies, and increased readiness to aid our schemes of Christian 
enterprise, we go forth, implicity confiding in Him who can " help 
with many, or with them that have no power,^^ and resolving to 
^^ attempt great things for God, and to expect great things from 
God.'' 

We are happy to inform you that our Conference has been 
distinguished by close attention to business, brotherly^ harmony, 
and Divine comfort. Greatly are we indebted to the wisdom, 
.kindness, Christian spirit, and impartiality of our President, the 
Rev. Frederick J. Jobson, D.D., whose powerful ministrations of 
Gospel truth have deeply impressed and much profited the 
ministers and people who were privileged to hear them. Most 
cordially have we renewed our welcome to the Ex-President, the 
Rev. Samuel Romilly Hall, who has rendered us much valuable 
aid in various forms, and whom we have learned to admire and 
love for his thoughtful insight into our affairs, and his hearty 
sympathy with our work. We sincerely regretted the absence of 
the Rev. John H. James, D.D., especially because of the pro- 
vidential visitation which deprived us of his presence. We felt 
thankful, however, that his place was so ably filled by the Rev. 
William Shaw, whose matured judgment and timely suggestions 
were highly appreciated. During the brief stay of the Rev. 
Luke H. Wiseman, M.A., he, too, won our brotherly regard. 

The brethren who are appointed this year to represent us in 
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nominated for the Delegation, the Rev. Robert G. Jones, and 
the Rev. James C. Bass. In them we have the fullest confidence. 
And now, fully conscious of our infinite obligations to God, 
impressed by a sense of our augmented responsibilities, and with 
hopeful anticipations of spiritual prosperity, we return to our 
several fields of ministerial toil, depending for success on the 
promise of Him who has declared, ^< He that goeth forth and 
weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with 
rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him."*" 

Signed on behalf and by order of the Conference, 

JOSEPH W. M*KAY, Secretary, 

Dublin, June 30th, 1870. 



THE ANSWER OF THE BRITISH CONFERENCE, 1870. 
TO THE ADDRESS OF THE IRISH CONFERENCE OF 1870. 

Reverend and dear Brethren, 

Your fraternal Address has given us much pleasure, and we 
have affectionately welcomed your Representatives, as we always 
receive the brethren whom you depute to join us in our Annual 
Assemblies. We still remember manly forms no longer to be seen 
among us, and voices now still in death. The dead, however, 
yet speak in that unbroken succession of *' faithful men "" to whom 
they committed this ministry before their departure ; and in the 
honoured brethren whom you have now sent to us we thankfully 
recognise the Representatives of a ministerial brotherhood not 
unworthy to be the inheritors of their sainted Fathers. 

The work of God committed to your care has been publicly 
reported upon to our people by the Delegate and his colleagues 
with much spirit and ability, fully sustaining the impression of 
former years, and exciting a deeper and more intelligent interest 
in your affairs. 

Mr. Wesley'^s love for Ireland and Irish Methodism has been 
inherited by his British sons, and our interest in your country has 
not been lessened by recent public events. Amidst exciting 
political and ecclesiastical changes, it is a great satisfaction to 
remember that the mission of Methodism remains unchanged. 
Existing and long-tried agencies will meet any new conditions 
that may be created by Imperial legislation : the weapons of our 
warfare are still mighty to conquer old antagonists ; and never, 
perhaps, did Ireland more need Methodism, or offer for its 
vigorous and aggressive action a more promising field, than at the 
present time. 

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to darken your future or to damp your courage. It is yours to 
watch a wily foe. Popery publicly advances haughtier claims. 
With indignation and sorrow, but without surprise, we witness 
the latest development of the great ** mystery of iniquity ^ in the 
declaration of the dogma of Papal infallibility — a defiance of God, 
of history, and of revealed truth. The "beast" must open "his 
mouth in blasphemy against God.'^ The " man of sin ^ must be 
fully revealed, — assume Divine prerogatives, and fill up the pro* 
portions of the antichrist clearly outlined in prophecy, — and then 
foe finally destroyed. That " wicked one^' the " Lord shall con- 
sume with the spirit of His mouth, and shall destroy with the 
brightness of His coming.^ 

The success which God has given you in the course of the year 
fully warrants the cheerful tone of your Address. Not at any 
time has your labour been " in vain in the Lord ; 7^ but we heartily 
congratulate you that, during the past year, God has enabled you 
to gather so much fruit on your own fields which you have cul- 
tivated with so much toil. Your chapel and school extension, 
and the gradual liquidation of your chapel debts, are works to be 
measured, not by the achievements of wealthy churches, but by 
the small means at your command ; whilst your numerical increase 
of several hundred members, notwithstanding the continued drain 
of emigration, is a direct encouragement for the past, and a precious 
earnest for the future. When we mark the life and growth of 

Jour Societies ; when we see that the seed of the Church is in 
erself, and that the Spirit who dwells in her still calls and 
qualifies men " for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of 
the body of Christ,"' we glorify God in you. 

We are satisfied that you do not exaggerate the importance to 
Ireland of the provision made for higher education in the founda- 
tion of the Methodist College at Belfast. Your encouraging 
report of the growth of the College, and your repeated acknow- 
ledgment of the eminent service rendered in connection with it by 
our beloved brother, the Rev. William Arthur, M.A., are most 
gratifying to us; and we trust that, though we are unable to 
accede to the request for the re-appointment of Mr. Arthur on the 
expiration of his present term of service, the bright promise of its 
initial stages may be abundantly realised in the growing prosperity 
of future years. 

We also offer you our congratulations upon the success of your 
appeal for financial help in connection with the College, and 
especially upon the liberal contributions of some of your own 
countrymen unto whom you have " sown spiritual things.'" Irish 
Methodists are the most patriotic of Irishmen, and the substantial 
expressions of love for " fatherland "" which have reached you from 
prosperous emigrants who have settled on other shores, are " an 
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to you. " It hath pleased them, verily ; and your debtors they 
are."" 

It is our privilege also to speak of enlargement in every depart- 
ment of our work. Additions of cases of clear conversion, and the 
edification and growth of believers in faith and holiness, are con- 
vincing evidence that God is with us. In our compact organization, 
in our manifold agency, and in a large share of public confidence. 
He has set before us ** an open door.'' We desire to enter it. 
yhe cry of our Connexion is for aggression. Ministers, office- 
bearers, and the great body of our people, " stand fast in one 
spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the Gospel." 
The public services held in connection with the Conference have 
been marked by more than an ordinary degree of unction and 
blessing, exciting high anticipations for the coming year. 

We fully appreciate the sympathising interest you take in those 
public movements which seriously affect the social and religious 
condition of the people of this country, and which may possibly 
influence the course of future legislation in Ireland. The subject 
of Primary Education has been earnestly discussed, not only in 
I'arliament, but among '^ all classes and creeds,'' and it has 
claimed the serious consideration of the most thoughtful and 
experienced friends of education in our own Body. That religious 
instruction is an essential part of education is a first principle 
unanimously reaffirmed by ourselves, and accepted by the nation 
at large. The British people have refused to put a ban on God's 
Book, excluding it from schools supported out of the public funds, 
and they have equally refused to allow State-aided schools to be 
converted into proselytizing institutions. For ourselves, the zeal, 
energy, and liberality of our Connexion in the cause of general 
education have yielded very gratifying results, and we should be 
sorry to surrender an agency that has done honour to our denomi- 
nation and wrought much good to the country ; but we fully 
admit the existence of a vast area of ignorance outside the circle 
of all denominational effort, that can only be cultivated by wise 
and Christian legislation, and at the public cost. 

"And now, brethren," we "commend you to God, and to the 
word of His grace." We have always admired your patient 
endurance of labour under very discouraging conditions, and we 
have oflen been refreshed by your "joy of faith." Reversing the 
order of words which Sacred History writes, *' Ye labour, and 
other men enter into your labours," the fruit of your toil has been 
largely gathered on other shores ; the handful of corn, dispersed 
by emigration, has sown itself on every soil. Your sons and 
daughters have carried into the far-reaching boughs of Methodism 
much of the fatness of the parent stem. You will not " lose " 
what you have '' wrought ; " for though you may not be able to 
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yet ** the Lord shall count, when He writeth up the people, that 
this man was born there.*" 

''Therefore, beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, 
always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know 
that your labour is not in vain in the Lord." 

Signed on behalf and by order of the Conference, 

JOHN H. JAMES, Secretary, 
Burslem, August 9th^ I87O. 



ADDRESS OF THE CONFERENCE OF THE WESLEYAN- 
METHODIST CHURCH IN CANADA. 1870, IN CON- 
NEXION WITH THE BRITISH CONFERENCE, TO THE 
CONFERENCE IN ENGLAND, 1870. 

Reverend Fathers and Brethren, 

YooR parental and suggestive Address has afforded us peculiar 
satisfaction. We rejoice to learn your undisturbed peace and 
unity throughout your entire Connexion, and your advancement 
and prosperity in every department of your great home and foreign 
work ; and we hope to turn to practical purposes your edifying 
and affectionate counsels. 

In the exercise of the privilege which you granted us last year, 
we elected the Rev. William Morley Punshon, A.M., our 
President ; and in the exercise of the same privilege we have at 
this season re-elected him to the same office. His continued 
residence amongst us has secured our increased esteem and 
affection; while his great pulpit, platform, and administrative 
talents, his extensive travels and labours, his powerful discourses 
and appeals, together with his affectionate counsels and generous 
contributions, have been largely instrumental in advancing the 
various branches of our work, and have delighted and ^ified 
vast congregations throughout our country. We need hardly 
add how earnestly we and our friends, and many others throughout 
Canada, desire the continuance amongst us of Mr. Punshon''s 
ministrations and counsels. In accordance with the wish of the 
Conference, Mr. Punshon has appointed as Co-Delegate, our 
esteemed brother, well known to you, the Rev. Dr. Evans. We 
respectfully request of you the privilege of electing our President 
for the next year. 

The proceedings of our present session have been characterized 
by harmony and brotherly love, not exceeded, if equalled, during 
our whole history as a Body. We have exchanged fraterni* 
greetings with several kindred Protestant denominations, whohr" 
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in this city at the same time with ours. We have also .been 
favoured with the presence of an honoured member of your own 
Body, the Rev. Gervase Smith, A.M., who, though he appeared 
in no representative capacity, and has not felt himself authorized 
to make any communication on your part, being simply on a tour 
of health and friendship, has given us, and many hundreds of our 
people, much pleasure and edification by his discourses and 
addresses. We have taken the liberty to appoint him as our 
Representative at your next Conference, to inform you in detail 
what we have stated in general terms, — that not the slightest 
discord interrupts the peace and harmony of our Societies ; and 
that the Divine blessing of success and prosperity has crowned 
our labours in every branch of our Connexional work. 

With you, reverend Fathers and brethren, we renew our 
pledge and our prayers for faithfiil, fervent, and unreserved 
devotion to the great end of our existence as a people, — the spread 
of Scriptural holiness over the world. 

Signed by order and on behalf of the Conference of the 
Wesleyan-Methodist Church in Canada, assembled at 

Toronto^ on the \Oth day of June^ I87O. 

A. SUTHERLAND, iSccrctery. 



THE ANSWER OF THE BRITISH CONFERENCE OF 1870 
TO THE ADDRESS OF THE WESLEYAN-METHODIST 
CONFERENCE IN CANADA, 1870. 

Revebend and deab Bbetheen, 

Receive our fraternal greetings in the name of the Father, 
and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Your Address was most 
welcome. Amid thunder of battle between two powerful nations 
on the neighbouring Continent of Europe, your kindly message 
comes like ** good news from a far country," to assure us of the 
spiritual presence of our Master upon the earth, and of His 
approaching empire of peace among men. ^^ Hallelujah ! for the 
Lord God omnipotent reigneth.^ 

We rejoice in your prosperity. The sympathies of our kindred 
are strengthened by the influences of our common religion. 
Whilst cherishing a catholic brotherliness for all " who love the 
Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity," we yet feel closest aflinity with 
those who, with ourselves, inherit the traditions, and are bouriQ 
in the ecclesiastical associations, of Methodism. 

Hostile invasion has threatened the frontiers of your consoli- 

^-*-*d Dominion ; the pretensions of an impotent infallibility have 

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ences, in many forms, hang around you as around ourselves ; but 
none of these things, we rejoice to know, move you from the great 
object of your ministry. "Your heart ^ is still "as our heart,'** 
and we again join you in united, solemn purpose and unabated 
zeal to accomplish the work for God with which we are entrusted. 

Our esteemed Brother^ the Rev. Gervase Smith, A.M., whom 
your late Conference appointed as its Representative to this Con- 
ference, has gladdened us with tidings of your growing numbers 
and influence, the increasing intelligence of your people, and your 
bold efforts to leaven the whole region from the Atlantic to the 
Pacific with Christianity. We trust that from its infancy your 
vast Dominion may, through the Providence of God, and by the 
instrumentality of Methodism, among other agencies, receive so 
true a training as to make you, in the magnificent future which 
awaits you, a land which shall be as " the glory of all lands,^ and 
a "joy of the whole earth.'*' 

For your Co-Delegate, the Rev. Dr. Evans, with whose mis- 
sionary zeal and labours we are familiar, we entertain the greatest 
respect. 

The proposed alterations in your manual of doctrine and 
discipline have been submitted for our consideration. We find 
that they are chiefly verbal, and relate to details of administration. 
They have our cordial concurrence. 

Our present session has been characterized by similar features 
to those which distinguished your late Conference* With some 
diversity of opinion on many points, we cherish with undiminished 
fervour mutual brotherly affection, and a common zeal for the 
work of God. Our material prosperity increases on every side. 
Chapels and school-houses in larger numbers than ever bear 
evidence to the liberality of our people. Our Foreign Missions 
annually become more extensive, and our Home Missions awaken 
wider sympathy. Out Theological Institutions secure enlarged 
support; and our entire ecclesiastical machinery becomes in- 
creasingly complete. God accords also to the diligent labour of 
His servants the rich reward of converted souls. Our returns 
show a net increase of 2,925 members in Society, with 20,433 on 
trial for membership. Our Sunday-schools contain more than 
600,000 scholars, with 105,000 teachers* Never have we held 
so influential a position in our land: our responsibility, therefore, 
never was so great as it is to-day. We tremble as we remember 
the issues dependent on our fidelity: our personal talents, our 
wealth, our ecclesiastical organization, and all the other gifts of 
God's bounty which we possess, we desire afresh to lay upon His 
altar, and humbly to dedicate them with solemn vows to His 
glory. Never have we felt more the need of His Spirit. The 
bones are gathered and assorted in the valley, the skeletons are 
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thank God, some of its power is with us ; but as the fight thickens, 
and the foes of Christ and His cause multiply, we are conscious 
that nothing but an intenser Divine energy can give us the victory. 
Therefore, in faith taking firmer hold of the Mediator, we cry 
aloud for power from on high. 

With all confidence we leave to your next Conference the elec- 
tion of its President, who, according to custom, will appoint his 
Co-Delegate ; and with the renewed assurance of our fraternal 
affection, we commend you to God and the word of His grace. 

Signed on behalf and by order of the Conference, 

JOHN H. JAMES, Secretary. 

Burslemy Jugust 9th, I87O. 



ADDRESS OF THE CONFERENCE OF THE METHODIST 
CHURCH IN FRANCE, 1870, IN CONNEXION WITH 
THE BRITISH CONFERENCE, TO THE CONFERENCE 
IN ENGLAND, 1870. 

(translation.) 

Dear and honoured Fathers and Brethren, 

On the occasion of our Annual Address, it vould have afforded 
us the greatest joy, had it been in our power to communicate to 
you news of an extraordinary and cheering nature, and no longer 
to utter words of complaint, but at last to raise our voice in thanks- 
giving and triumph. How delightful it were to speak of pastors 
largely baptized with the Holy Ghost and with fire, of Churches 
quickened and sanctified, of multitudes of souls converted to 
Christ ! 

But, alas ! such is not our privilege. We have not witnessed 
any general movement in our Churches. Only two of our Circuits 
have been favoured with revivals ; in the other parts of our Con- 
nexion we have to complain of a state of stagnation. We aimed 
at rapid extension, and we have remained almost stationary. Still 
we can report some small progress. We have now reached the 
number of two thousand and forty-nine members, being an increase 
of sixty-one, with one hundred and sixty-seven on trial. There 
have been also larger additions to our congregations, than to the 
number of our members. Three new Chapels have been opened, 
and two others are in course of erection. These five Chapels will 
be placed in fair pecuniary circumstances. They have not been 
built free of debt, but the respective churches have undertaken to 
meet the interest without aid from our general funds. 

Our pastoral body has been reinforced this year by the full 
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was ordained at Lausanne, before a large and deeply-interested 
congregation; the second will soon be set apart to the sacred 
ofBce in his own church at St. Pierre-l^s-Calais. We have also 
received as probationers two brethren who were already employed 
in the work. 

There is no improvement in our financial position. At the 
close of the current year we shall have a debt of £1,720. You 
will readily understand that this unnatural and critical position 
has caused us deep anxiety. We have resolved, at whatever 
sacrifice, not to exceed our income for the next year. In order 
to accomplish this important purpose, we have not been willing to 
retreat from any of our fields of labour, or dismiss any of our 
workmen. We have preferred to retrench from the already 
limited allowances of the ministers, and to reduce the grants to 
different departments of our work. We are also anxious to 
liquidate our debt as soon as possible, lest such a heavy burden 
should eventually prove a serious impediment to our prosperity. 
We have therefore resolved that a new appeal shall be made to 
our churches in France, and to our friends abroad. It has also 
been suggested to us, that to free ourselves from our financial 
embarrassments it would be wise to form a plan to pay off our 
chapel-debts. If successful, this would allow us to apply to the 
support of the ministry the sums now paid for the interest on those 
debts. We hope that our English brethren will help us to carry 
out this excellent project. Our churches have already commenced 
this work, having this year subscribed or collected £1,320 towards 
our Chapel-funds. Great as are our pecuniary liabilities, we have 
not lost the hope of seeing them removed. We trust in Him who 
hath said, ^^ The gold and the silver are Mine.'^ 

We are thankful that we have this year no death to record. 
However, we cannot but refer with emotion to the departure of a 
brother who, although connected with your Conference at the 
time of his death, had been our fellow-labourer for more than 
twenty years. The Rev. William J. Handcock had won the love 
and respect, we had almost said the veneration, of his colleagues 
and of our churches. 

Although not satisfied, but rather humbled, at the results of 
past labour, we still entertain hope for the future. After a long 
and toilsome seedtime, the abundant and joyful harvest will come ; 
after darkness the light will arise. We trust that we are at the 
commencement of a new and better era which our present Con- 
ference will inaugurate. For the first time since the formation of 
our Church, our Annual Assembly has been general. It was 
composed of all the ministers engaged in our work. After long 
and mature reflection, we have judged that the time has come to 
introduce some modifications in our system. In the first place, 
the greater number of the brethren were convinced that for r^ 

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small a bod^, the number of our annual meetings involred too 
great a saenfice, both of time and money. We have therefore 
resolved, by a majority of two-thirds, that we should in future 
meet only once in two years ; and we have provided for replacing 
the omitted Conference. In the second place, we have endeavoured 
more extensively to associate our lay-brethren with us in the ad- 
ministration of church affairs, especially by increasing their power 
in the District Meetings. Further, we nave resolved that the 
next District Meetings shall thoroughly examine the subject of 
lay-delegation to the Conference. Our lay-brethren claim this 
privily, and, in order to meet their views, we think it possible 
to devise a plan, favourable, on the whole, to the extension of our 
work. The details of this plan will be duly submitted to you. 

It is not, however, upon any proposed improvements in our 
organization that we rely to attain the great end of our ministry, 
but rather on the increase of faith, of zeal, and of love amongst 
us ; we have prayed, and we still earnestly ask, for the powemil 
influences of tne Holy Spirit. May the gracious answer be speedily 
granted ! 

Honoured Fathers and Brethren, we continue to claim your 
help and your prayers. Our esteemed President, whom we sent 
to your last Conference, has spoken to us in the strongest terms 
of the kind reception you gave him, and of the warm sympathy 
you felt with our work. We are thankful that, although our 
slow progress might have wearied your patience, you are still 
disposed to bear with us ; we feel certain that you will not cast 
us off. We are entering upon an eventful period ; and soon, we 
hope, you will reap the fruits of your generosity towards France. 
Our country seems to be awakening to a new life. For eighteen 
years, worldly objects, luxury, and riches, have been almost the 
sole aim of our fellow-countrymen ; but now they yearn for a 
nobler and better portion, they seek for a higher satisfaction. Is 
not this a favourable time to repeat to these misguided souls our 
Saviour's merciful invitation : ** If any man thirst, let him come 
unto Me, and drink ?^ 

On the other hand, the Church of Rome, blind to her own 
interests, seeks to promulgate dogmas against which many honest 
Roman-Catholics protest. Emulating the worst days of the 
Roman empire, that fallen Church attempts the deification of 
man. We think the result of this gigantic folly will be to detach 
from the Roman-Catholic faith a great number of sincere souls, 
and bring them to the pure light of the Gospel. Over many 
towns floats already the flag of revolt against the Priesthood; but 
too often this enmity against Rome unfortunately takes the shape 
of hostile feelings toward Christianity itself. This lamentable 
confusion, however, will cease when the teaching of the truth has 
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Then the Gospel in all its beauty and grace will dawn on those 
who have too long been instructed to despise it. 

Amidst circumstances of so solemn a significance you will 
understand how much we need support, in order to enable us to 
enter the many doors of usefulness now opening to us. No, 
.despite all our past failings and weaknesses, you will not forsake 
us, God will not forsake us, and we will not oespair of ourselves ! 

Sustained by this firm confidence, we return to our work resolved 
to devote ourselves anew to God and to His cause, determined to 
struggle as if our very life were at stake. We will put God to 
the proof, and we do not doubt that, according to His promise. 
He will ** open the windows of heaven, and pour us out a blessing 
that there snail not be room enough to receive it.^ 

We respectfully request you to sanction the nlans we propose 
to adopt for the more efficient working of old Metnodism in France 
and Switzerland, and also to confirm the nomination of the Rev. 
James Hocart, sen., as President of our next Conference. We 
have appointed this respected brother as our Delegate to your 
Conference at Burslem. 

May God be with you in all your deliberations during the 
Conference ! 

Signed on behalf and by order of the Conference, 

JOHN PAUL COOK, Secretary. 



THE ANSWER OF THE BRITISH CONFERENCE OF 1870 
TO THE ADDRESS OF THE FRENCH CONFERENCE, 

1870. 

Reverend and dear Brethren, 

We have received, with unabated affection, your Address by 
the hands of your Representative, our beloved brother Hocart, 
and have listened with deep interest to the report of your labours, 
in which, during the whole year, you have had our warm sym- 
pathy. We have closely watched those labours while they were 
m progress ; and, so far as we could enter into your troubles and 
successes, have shared both your sorrow and your joy. 

We cannot help feeling that you address us in a certain tone 
of sadness, lamenting the want of a greater and more marked 
progress in your work. We do, indeed, most fervently desire to 
near of your enlargement and advance, and to know that, at last, 
a plenteous harvest has followed your many years of tearful 
sowing. 

But suffer us, dear brethren, to speak words of comfort and 
encouragement. We can never forget — and, doubtless, the reco' 
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sake, you spend your self-denying toil, has witnessed aforetime 
the grandest triumphs of the Gospel, has been made illustrious 
by the pure Christianity of multitudes, and rendered sacred by 
their blood. Yours is not only the heritage of their sufferings, 
but also of their heroic labours and their prayers. And not to 
you alone, who still bear the burden of the work, are these memo- 
ries precious ; they are had in everlasting remembrance before 
God ; and He, in His own good time, will command that the 
soil, made so rich with the abundant seed of the kingdom, shall 
yield its glorious increase, and become ^^ as the garden of the 
Lord." 

And if, at first, we find ourselves sharing your almost despondent 
feelings, we are greatly strengthened in our faith and hope on 
your behalf, by your manifest humiliation before God, and your 
avowed purpose to seek for your own selves a richer ^' fulness of 
the blessing of the Gospel of Christ.^^ From such an abasement 
of yourselves God will, according to His word, lift you up into a 
more cheerful courage, and make you to stand in the vigour of 
His own strength ; while, conscious of the mighty working of the 
Holy Ghost in your own sanctified hearts, you will go forth in 
His service, *' strong in the Lord, and in the power of His 
might."" 

We know something of the difficulties which oppose the pro- 
gress of earnest, spiritual religion in France, where you are not 
only withstood by the open hostility of superstition, but more 
seriously hindered by the deadly apathy caused by an infidel 
materialism. Together with you, we cannot but regard recent 
events at Rome as full of portent, seeming to betoken that the 
great western apostasy is, by an act of defiant presumption, hur- 
rying itself to a supreme crisis. We need have no misgivings as 
to the final issue ; and, in the mean time, we rejoice to hear from 
you of such clear evidences of the weakening of the Papal power 
m your own land. Over that land there now hangs the dreadful 
darkness of war ; and although the scenes of your Gospel mis- 
sion may not become the actual theatre of battle, yet no portion 
of the people, however secluded their dwelling, can escape taking 
some part in the great strife. During such a season, we know 
that your work will often be carried on at a disadvantage. And, 
whilst we constantly and earnestly pray that this terrible quarrel 
of nations may be healed without further bloodshed, we do not 
forget to ask on your behalf, dear brethren, that your hands may 
be strengthened to do well and faithfully that work of the Lord 
which, in the end, shall still all strife, and *^ make wars to cease 
unto the end of the earth.'' 

We await, with solicitous interest, the result of your counsels 

for the more efficient working of our system in the peculiar 

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confidently reckon upon our ready concurrence in all projects of 
wise economy and administration, which shall, in financial affairs, 
provide for the relief of present embarrassments without endanger- 
ing the resources of the future, and, in ecclesiastical arrangements, 
shall secure the most effective use of all your available agency, in 
harmony with our fundamental principles. 

May the God of all wisdom and grace be with you in all 
things, and His blessing so largely abide upon you as to fill you 
with glad confidence and hope in seeing *' the pleasure of the 
Lord prosper in your hands.**^ 

Signed on behalf and by order of the Conference, 

JOHN H. JAMES, Secretary. 

Burslem^ Ai4gwt9ihy I87O. 



ADDRESS OF THE CONFERENCE OF THE AUSTRALASIAN 
WESLEYAN - METHODIST CHURCH, 1870, TO THE 
BRITISH CONFERENCE OF 1870. 

Reverend akd dear Fathers and Brethren, 

Assembled, in the city of Adelaide, in our sixteenth Annual 
Conference, it is a pleasing part of our duty to convey to you our 
affectionate greetings, and to inform you of our work and success. 
We have you in loving remembrance. Many of us have listened 
to the Word of Life from the lips of honoured ministers who are 
with you now ; and some of us rejoice to acknowledge ourselves 
your children in the Lord. The ties by which we are bound to 
you are endearing and indissoluble, and we desire to emulate your 
excellencies, and to walk in your steps. 

On reviewing our history, we find much to occasion thanks- 
giving and joy. Thirteen years have elapsed since our Confer- 
ence first met in this city. Then we had one tiundred and twenty 
ministers and preachers on trial ; now, we have two hundred 
and thirty-seven. Then, our members were twenty-one thousand 
two hundred and forty-seven ; now, we have fifty-five thousand 
five hundred and fifty-six. Then, our local preachers numbered 
one thousand two hundred and twenty ; now, there are two thou- 
sand eight hundred. Then, there were nineteen thousand nine 
hundred and sixty-six Sabbath-scholars ; now, there are one 
hundred and eighteen thousand two hundred and thirty-three. 
Then, we had one hundred and twenty-three thousand nine 
hundred and sixteen hearers ; now, there are two hundred and 
seventy thousand. Our increase in members this year makes a 
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thousand and ninety-one on trial. <* Thanks be unto God, which 
always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the 
savour of His knowledge by us in every place.^ 

We acknowledge with gratitude your kindness in sending us 
this year two young men wno have oeen trained in your Theo- 
logical Institution. We have every reason to hope that thev will 
prove themselves able and faithful ministers of our Australasian 
Church. We are doing our utmost to raise up amone ourselves a 
succession of faithful labourers for the harvest of the Lord, in 
this distant field. We have this year received sixteen young men 
as probationers for our ministry. But the sunply from the 
colonies does not overtake the necessities of our work. There are 
spheres, in all our colonies, which could be occupied at once, 
had we a large supply of efficient voung men. We are deeply 
impressed with the importance of giving our candidates a thorough 
training for the work of the ministry among us, and hope that 
we shall soon be able to establish an Institution for the accom- 
plishment of this object. Meanwhile, we are placing as many of 
them as possible under the instruction and supervision of the 
Presidents of our several Colleges. 

We are increasingly impressed with the adaptation of Weslevan- 
Methodism, in its doctrines and discipline, to the wants of these 
Australian lands ; and we determine in all things to be faithful to 
the trust we have received from you. As a body of ministers, we 
have no manner of sympathy with the Rationalistic and Ritualistic 
tendencies of what is called ** modem thought.'" In our hearts 
we still " hold fast the form of sound words.^ In our ministry 
we give a prominent place to the cardinal doctrines of our Metho- 
dist theology ; and in all our Church courts we still maintain the 
practices and principles held by the fathers of the Wesleyan- 
Methodist Church. 

You will rejoice to hear that we still keep ^< the unity of the 
Spirit in the bond of peace.*^ Strifes and division are not known 
among us. Our ministers and people dwell together in unity. 

While, however, there is much m both the past and present to 
inspire our joy, the review of the year which has just closed 
awakens recollections of unusual sorrow. Two of our number fell 
last vear by the hand of violence. The death of John Whiteley 
by tne hand of the assassin, afler thirty-rcight years of devoted 
and successful labour, brought mourning into every home in New 
Zealand : terrible was his death, but his memory is blessed. Our 
Brother Hill, who was murdered by a prisoner, while pursuing 
his duties as chaplain at the Pentridge Stockade, also held a pro- 
minent position in our Connexion. He was a man of uncommon 
gifts and extensive usefulness. He had travelled in several of 
our b^st Circuits, and had held important offices among us. The 
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we mourn not as those who '* have no hope.^ Our brethren are 
not dead, they live. Succeeding to their toil, we would catch 
their mantles ; not being ^' slothful, but followers of them who, 
through faith and patience, inherit the promises/' 

Our Missions in Polynesia have been to us an occasion of 
considerable anxiety. The successes of these Missions are still 
marvellous. Not a heathen remains in the Friendly Islands. Seven 
thousand nine hundred and twenty of the islanders of that group 
are members of our Society. The sum of £5,600 has been 
subscribed this year to our Missionary Society by the Friendly 
Islanders alone. Thus are they ^^ enriched to all bountifulness, 
which causeth through us thanksgiving to God."*^ In the Fiji 
Islands, twenty thousand three hundred and forty-eight persons 
are reported as members of our Church, with one thousana seven 
hundred and ninety-eight on trial. But the progress of coloniza- 
tion has threatened new dangers to our infant Churches in Poly- 
nesia. Gladly would we take upon ourselves the entire responsi- 
bility of supporting our island Missions, but the work is great, 
and our strength is small. Many of our Circuits in the colonies 
possess a missionary character, and demand ceaseless appeals to 
the liberality of our people. Besides which, the Lord is opening 
up to us new fields at home, and into these we must enter, if true 
to our ancient vocation of *^ spreading scriptural holiness through- 
out the land.^ While not unmindful of the claims of the Mis- 
sionary Committee in England on the Australasian Churches, and 
while pledging ourselves to do our utmost, year by year, to 
augment our missionary contributions, we feel tnat we cannot for 
some time to come undertake the sole responsibility of our Mis- 
sions in the South Seas. During the jmst year, the Rev. S. 
Rabone, General Secretary of our Missions, and the Rev. James 
Watkin, have visited the Islands as a Deputation. A highly 
satisfactory report of the Deputation has been laid before this 
Conference, and will be duly forwarded to the Missionary Com- 
mittee in England. The brethren of the Deputation have 
received our warmest thanks for their labours, and we anticipate 
much benefit to the mission cause from their visit. 

We desire to express our thanks for your appointment, at our 
request, of the Reverend George Hurst, as our President for this 
year. Under his able direction the business of the Conference 
has been conducted very harmoniously, and with great dispatch. 
We now ask you to appoint the Rev. John Watrford to preside 
over our next Conference, to be held in Hobart Town, in January, 
1871. 

And now, honoured fathers and brethren, we beg to assure you 
of the interest we feel in the toils and triumplvof your work in 
our fatherland. You have our warmest affections and our earnest 
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upon you, and upon us, a larger supply of the Spirit of Life in 
Christ Jesus. 

Signed on behalf and by order of the Conference, 

BENJAMIN CHAPMAN, Secretary. 
Adelaide, February^ I87O. 



THE ANSWER OF THE BRITISH CONFERENCE OF 1870 
TO THE ADDRESS OF THE AUSTRALASIAN CONFER- 
ENCE, 1870. 

Revebend and dear Brethben, 

Your fraternal Address has been received with the greatest 
pleasure, and we lovingly reciprocate your sentiments of regard 
and affection, assuring you, in your own words of the previous 
year, that '^ oceans and mountains cannot obstruct the transmis- 
sion and return of sympathy and love between us and you.^ 

We gratefully rejoice in your spiritual and financial successes 
as evidenced by the statistics presented in your Address ; as we 
also do in the declaration of your unabated attachment to Metho- 
dism, and your firm resolve to abide by what you know, from 
actual experience, to be so singularly adapted to your vast and 
increasing colony. 

It is with high satisfaction that we receive the assurance of 
your intelligent repugnance to certain ^^ tendencies of what is 
called * modern thought/ ^ These " tendencies '** are seen in 
Rationalistic beliefs and Ritualistic practices. We hold that no 
incense can be acceptable to God but that of prayer and praise, 
and that there are no adornments so beautiful as those of purity, 
meekness, and love. 

We thank God that you still adhere to "the form of sound 
words ;'^ to the vital doctrines, principles, and practices of our 
early Methodist fathers. Your allusion to our fathers recalls 
their instructive history ; for, through the grace of the Holy 
Spirit, they were so filled with the love of Christ, that they were 
inflamed with a quenchless zeal, upborne by a lofty faith, and in 
times of persecution and suffering they breathed a spirit of the 
tenderest charity. O may He who is the Source of all goodness 
so baptize you and us with the Holy Ghost, that the love of 
Jesus may fill our hearts, and prompt us to entire consecration to 
Himself 4 May this sacred fire bum night and day upon the 
altar of our hearts, until night and day with us shall cease. 

We hail with gratitude to Almighty God the announcement 
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ministry, for whom you are providing suitable instruction ; and 
we trust that ere long you will have the means of establishing a 
Theological Institution. 

The success of the Polynesian Mission is a source of unspeak- 
able thankfulness ; and the statement that *^ not one heathen 
remains in the Friendly Islands,"*^ records a precious fact in the 
annals of missionary enterprise, and forms a glorious testimony 
to the power of the blessed Gospel. 

The extending character of your work, while a source of joy, 
must necessarily involve much solicitude, as it will tax the libe- 
rality^ of its most generous friends. In committing to you the 
Polynesian Missions at the commencement of your course as a 
Conference, we felt that the charge of so prosperous and glorious 
a work was an honour and a responsibility, and we are grateful 
that you resolved to do your utmost to supply men and means for 
carrying it on with efficiency ; and now, from accounts received 
since your Address was written, we are relieved and gladdened by 
the intelligence, that, besides the marvellous liberality of the 
Tongans, the various Circuits in Australasia as well as in Fiji 
have so increased their contributions as to raise your income to 
nearly £400 beyond the ordinary expenditure of last year. 

With yourselves, we have long desired that your means should 
rise to a point equal to the support of your whole agency. From 
the beginning your efforts to reach it have been marked by per- 
severing energy. Now that it is likely to be attained, we give 
God thanks on your behalf If you now formally assume the 
responsibility of your Missions, you will have the strength and 
comfort of counting the whole field within your bounds as exclu- 
sively your own. We also shall be enableid to direct the funds 
hitherto voted to you to newer or more needy portions of the 
great harvest-field ; but your pecuniary independence will not, we 
trust, in any respect interfere with our union and relationship.- 
In all your successes we shall still rejoice^ and you may be always 
assured of our sympathy in any hour of trial. 

In cordial agreement with your request, wc appoint the Rev. 
John Watsford to the Presidency of your next annual Conference; 
and we deem this nomination by you of one who was a most 
devoted and successful missionary, as very opportune during the 
year that you are first enabled to meet all the requirements of 
the Missions under your care. We trust you will have a pros- 
perous year under his Presidency, and we hope that while you 
maintain the existing Missions with full efficiency, you will also 
ere long be able to extend your operations to neglected regions 
which surround you. Methodism has always been prosperous as 
she has maintained the missionary spirit. 

And now, dear brethren, " we commend you to God, and to 
the word of His grace.^' May '< our Lord Jesus Christ Himself^ 



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and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given 
us everlasting consolation, and good hope through grace, comfort 
your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work !*" 

Signed on behalf and by order of the Conference, 

JOHN FARRAR, President. 
JOHN H. JAMES, Secretary. 

Buralemj Jugusi 9M, 1870. 



ADDRESS OF THE CONFERENCE OF THE WESLEYAN- 
METHODIST CHURCH OF EASTERN-BRITISH AMERICA, 
1870, TO THE BRITISH CONFERENCE OF 1870. 

Very deae Fathers and Brethren, 

After having exchanged brotherly greetings, we have com- 
menced the business of our sixteenth Annual Conference in the 
town of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. 

Your Answer to our Address of 1869» read as soon as possible 
after the opening of the Conference, was listened to with deep 
interest. Your kmdly recognition of us, year by year, reminds us 
that though we have assumed a partially independent position, in 
accordance with your wish, we retain the unabated regard of the 
Parent Conference; and your counsels encourage us in those 
moments of depression from which few engaged in the work of the 
ministry are wholly free. 

We learn with satisfaction that your labours have been attended 
with a good degree of success. 

• In many of the Circuits of our Conference special outpourings 
of the Spirit have been enjoyed, and numbers, converted to God, 
have offered themselves for membership in our Church ; but the 
ceaseless work of death and the tide of emigration, still setting 
strongly westward, bearing away many whose absence we regret, 
to swell the ranks of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the 
neighbouring Republic, prevent us from reporting a large increase 
of members. 

With searchings of heart, and prayer for Divine guidance, we 
prepare to go forth to our appoint^ sphered of labour, determined 
to DC men of one work, preaching with earnestness the simple, 
saving truths of ** repentance toward God, and faith toward our 
Lord Jesus Christ ;^ and, if need be, defending with our might 
^* the truth as it is in Jesus ^^ against those varying forms of error 
which are constantly being brought up from the burial-places of 
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would rob our holy religion of its life and energy, and leave it, 
like the chiselled marble, beautiful, but cold and breathless. 

Admonitions to do this earnestly have not been wanting. Since 
our last Conference, two of our aged Supernumerary brethren, 
George Miller, wont to give his hearers the beaten oil of the 
sanctuary, and John Bass Strong, the first missionary sent out 
by your Committee to the large territory now occupied by the 
Canadian Conference, and a beautiful illustration of Christian old 
age, have gone "unto the Father.^ And William Wilson, 
another of your early missionaries, in the fiftieth year of his 
itinerancy, while engaged in the labour of the earthly, has been 
suddenly called to the rest of the heavenly, Sabbath. 

Matthew Richey, D.D., known to you and to the members of 
the Canadian Conference, as well as to ourselves, as one who has 
consecrated more than ordinary powers of mind to the service of 
God and of Methodism, has felt himself compelled^ after severe 
affliction, to ask a Supernumerary relation for the present. We 
need not say with what deep regret we witness the retirement, 
even for a season, from the front ranks of our Conference, of one^ 
who has, in days calculated to try men'^s hearts, proved himself so 
true to the Church of his early choice. Henry Daniel and George 
Johnson, the one an Ex-President, the other Chairman of a 
District, have also felt it to be necessary, after a severe mental 
struggle, to ask a similar relation, and with the esteem and 
sympathy of their brethren, have retired from the active work. 
We pray that for many years God may spare to us the lives of 
these brethren, who have borne without fainting the " burden and 
heat of the day ."" 

While the deaths of some of our brethren, and the retirement 
of others, admonish us to do what we do with our ** might,"' we 
are encouraged by the fact that nine young men, who have passed 
honourably through the years of their probation, have been set 
apart to the full work of the ministry ; and that fourteen others, 
of ability and promise, have presented themselves before our 
Examining Committee, and have been cordially received on trial 
for our ministry. Several of the latter have been placed at the 
disposal of the Stationing Committee ; the others will be sent to 
our Theological Institutions at Sackville. 

You will, we know, be glad to hear that Wesley College, and 
the academies at Mount Allison, under the management of a staff 
of Professors and Teachers, themselves trained in the Institution, 
and second to none in their educational ability and Christian fit- 
ness for the position, are doing a good work, and are taking a pro- 
minent place among the educational institutions of the Dominion. 

The Conference; deeply impressed with the value of a carefully 
trained ministry, has requested Charles Stewart, D.D., to enter 
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vacated by the retirement of our esteemed brother, Charles De 
Wolfe, D.D. 

The affairs of our Book-Room and Conference-Office, for years 
a source of great anxiety, present a more encouraging aspect ; and 
it is hoped that under the prudent business tact of our Book- 
Steward, Humphrey Pickard, D.D., this important department 
of our work will rise above embarrassment, and answer its intended 
purpose of difiusing among the families of our people a healthy 
religious literature. 

We are happy to inform you that our people are showing an 
increased interest in Home Missions, without in the mean time 
losing sight of the importance of the Foreign Mission work. 
For Foreign Missions we have raised fourteen hundred dollars 
more than were raised last year. 

An important step, which we expect will meet with the hearty 
sympathy of our people, has been taken in the formation of a 
Conference Educational Fund. We have long felt the necessity 
of some regular source of income from which to supplement the 
limited resources of young men believing themselves called to the 
work of the ministry^ and giving satisfactory evidence of the 
possession of gifts and grace required for our work. In this new 
fund we have merged that hitherto known as the ^* Educational 
Fund for Ministers' Children;^ in the belief that the promised 
popularity of the new, will not only enable us to carry out 
the object contemplated by the old scheme, but place us in a 
position effectively to aid young men seeking preparation for the 
great work of the Christian ministry. 

We have requested the Rev. George Scott, D.D., to act as our 
Representative in your Conference during the year. The names 
of Henry Pope, son of one of your honoured missionaries, who 
has been nominated for President of our next Conference, and 
Samuel W. Sprague also nominated for Co-Delegate, are referred 
to you for confirmation. 

Under the able Presidency of the Rev. H. Pickard, D.D., we 
are proceeding as rapidly with our business as a due regard to 
the importance of the work entrusted to us will permit. Our 
discussions have been marked bv true brotherly regard. The 
conclusions reached have been characterized by more than usual 
unanimity. The public services, attended by lar^e and attentive 
congregations, have, by the presence of God the Spirit, been 
rendered more than usuallv interesting and profitable. 

In conclusion, dear fathers and brethren, permit us to assure 
you that we are one with you in loyalty to our earthly Sovereign, 
and, by a nobler and more lasting bond of union, are one with you 
in ^*the kingdom and patience of our Lord Jesus Christ.^' We 
bespeak your continued sympathy, Christian counsel, and prayer 
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ever there may rest upon you all those blessings which God in 
Christ imparts. 

Signed by order and in behalf of the Conference of Eastern- 
British America, 

DUNCAN D. CURRIE, Secretary. 
Yarmouth^ Nova'Scotia^ June 29th^ I87O. 



THE ANSWER OF THE BRITISH CONFERENCE OF 1870 
TO THE ADDRESS OF THE CONFERENCE OF THE 
WESLEYAN-METHODIST CHURCH IN EASTERN- 
BRITISH AMERICA, 1870. 

Reverend and very dear Brethren, 

Your affectionate greetings, in common with many similar 
messages of love from various lands, fill us with exceeding joy. 
*^ As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far 
country.*" We have been thus re^eshed by the glad tidings that 
in many of your Circuits there have been special outpourings 
of the Spirit, and that numbers have been converted to God. 
We would encourage you, emulating the earnest zeal of our 
Fathers, ever to aim at, and to expect, such results. To save a 
realm from ruin, might be the object of a worth v ambition, but 
every conceivable deed of secular beneficence sinks into nothing 
in comparison with the rescue of souls. If, each moment of all 
the ages, from the beginning until now, new-made worlds had 
dropped in fresh beauty from the forming hand of God, one 
single soul were worth tnem all. We look with affection towards 
the young ministers who are entering your ranks, and cherish the 
hope that they will be winners of souls. We also regard with 
undiminished esteem and deep sympathy, the excellent brethren 
now compelled by age or infirmity to abate the fulness with which 
for so long time they have laboured. We further tenderly 
remember those whose course your obituaries record as now 
fulfilled, — George Miller, John Bass Strong, and William 
Wilson, venerable men, whose great honour it was to assist in 
laying the foundations of your numerous and flourishing churches. 
The mention of them has awakened among us many grateful 
recollections of their eminent worth and wide success. We too— 
as in other years — ^have lost from our number warm-hearted 
evangelists, painstaking Pastors, and sage advisers. Among the 
fathers thus called unto God, we mention Isaac Keeling, an Ex- 
President, a very diligent, observant, and unusually accurate 
man, whose sententious wisdom will long be missed from our 
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preacher, a careful shepherd of the flock, a trusted counsellor, and 
a very successful minister. The memorial of these worthies, yours 
and ours, will never perish. Men who win empires write their 
names in dust ; but men who win souls carve theirs upon the, 
pillars of eternity. 

The tide of emigration, bearing continually westward so much 
of the fruit of your labour, must not dismay you. Your spiritual 
children, though, like the ^< strangers ^ to whom Peter wrote, 
^* scattered ^ and sundered, are, as they were, ^* elect according to 
the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctiiication of the 
Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus 
Christ.^' The precious results of your toil, though removed, will 
not be lost ; gone from you, but not from Christ, they are the seed 
of which harvests shall plentifullv come in further fields. 

Unto us, as unto you, God nath given increase ; but we, as 
you, have to deplore the smallness of its amount. Limiting 
causes may be truly alleged ; but, afler allowing fair weight to 
them all, we refuse to be satisfied. Little success stands in dis- 
appointing contrast with the promises of God and the glory of 
our theme. What a theme ! Salvation, full as the ocean, free as 
the air, lastins as eternity. Surely, there is fault in us ! That 
theme, worthuy proclaimed, would move men more ! Had we 
PauPs fastings, prayers, tears, toil, and faith, the world would 
fall before us. Your avowal, in the face of the many and subtle 
errors which abound, of renewedT determination to preach saving 
truth more earnestly, is very pleasant to us. Experience proves 
that evangelists, by prepossessing the heart, do far more than 
polemics to keep the popular mind from harm. Simple ^^ wit- 
nessing ^ baffles disseminators of false doctrine more than contro- 
versy can do. Discussion often gives heresy the advantage of an 
advertisement. There are occasions in which controversy becomes 
a necessity, but, like war, it should only be entered upon when 
nothing else will serve. Fires of contention are more likely to 
consume meekness than to amend mistakes. He who holdeth a 
fortress, upon all sides impregnable,— if but watchful of his own 
walls, — ^needs little trouble himself which way the foe will come. 
Profounder meditation of God^s glorious truth, and less distraction 
of the mind about the deviPs lies, will be best for the heart, and 
best for the times. Truth is immutable ; error is ever changing 
and temporary. Steadiness and strength come of rest on the 
immutable. Error may overhang for awhile, as a cloud does a 
rock ; but the rock will be there when the cloud is gone. '* The 
word of the Lord abideth for ever.'^ 

** Be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the Lord.^' •* If any 
man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine.^^ Conformity 
to the Divine character helps insight into the Divine word. The 
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rays of the sun ; shadow is gone ; all above and around is light. 
The beams that fall in that noontime of the heart smite not but 
heal. 

The success of your educational efforts has been remarkable. 
Knowing that cultured youth and well furnished ministers are the 
hope of a nation, and the strength of a Church, we thankfully 
observe your academies and colleges to be taking a front rank 
among those of your country. There is vitality where institu- 
tions have force enough to perpetuate themselves; this yours 
already do. The sign is visible in your goodly band of tutors and 
professors. Their fitness proves the assiduity and excellence of 
your earlier teaching labours ; their learning and training having 
been obtained in the classes of your own colleges. 

We are glad to hear of the encouraging aspect of your Book 
Affairs. The Book-Room is an essential part of the early 
Methodist plan. Our Founder made extensive use of the press. 
We owe to John Wesley's pen scarcely less than to his preaching. 
He carefully set himself to organize means for the diffusion of 
godly literature through the land. In this matter supply creates 
demand. Books make readers. People assimilate the mental 
food they live upon : the Church therefore cannot afford to be 
indifferent as to what that food shall be. We, as our fathers did, 
must write books, print books, distribute books, and push the sale 
of books; and that, not for profit, but for the Church's sake and 
for the Lord's. 

We exceedingly rejoice to see the prudent maturing of your 
organizations, and the wise development of your financial arrange- 
ments. We mark with happiness your increasing vigour. Vitality 
is more than forms. Laws— even ours — without life, were vain 
things; but laws guiding life are important. Methodism, con- 
servative, yet not rigid, will easily adapt itself to every speciality 
of your country. The history of our affiliated Conferences and 
allied Churches has shown that our system, like the bark of a 
tree, can expand without rending, and even shelter the broadening 
life that dwells within. 

The warmth of your loyalty to the British throne, and the 
brotherhood you cherish for the British people, delight us ; but, 
above all, we are gladdened by your enlarged missionary spirit 
and growing zeal for the glory, and successful service in the 
cause, of our common Lord. 

We have much pleasure, in accordance with your request, 
in appointing the Rev. Henry Pope as your President, and 
the Rev. Samuel W. Sprague as Co-Delegate for the next 
year. 

And now '^ the Lord make you to increase and abound in lov^ 
one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do to*' 
you : to the end He may stablish your hearts unblaina^ 

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holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord 
Jesus Christ with all His saints ! ^ 

Signed on behalf and by order of the Conference, 

JOHN FARRAR, President. 
JOHN H. JAMES, Secretary. 

Burslemy August 10/A, I87O. 



ADDRESS OF THE GENERAL CONFERENCE OF THE 
METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE UNITED 
STATES, 1868, TO THE BRITISH CONFERENCE, 1870. 

Reverend and dear Fathers and Brethren, 

Your fraternal Address, dated Birmingham, August llth, 
1865, has been received by us with great pleasure. We are 
gratified to learn from your letter, and through your honoured 
Representative, the Rev. William Morley Punshon, A.M., that, 
under -the blessing of Almighty God, peace and prosperity still 
abound to you in all your departments of Christian labour at home 
and abroad ; that in your missionary, church>building, and educa- 
tional enterprises you are steadily advancing. And, above all, we 
glorify God in you because you have, as a Church, held fast '* the 
faith once delivered to the saints,"^ and that you are praying for, 
and by faith expecting, a ^* deeper and Diviner baptism of the 
Holy Ghost,^ that you may the more efficiently aid in spreading 
Scriptural holiness over all lands. 

Your cordial and Christian welcome of one of our beloved 
Superintendents, the Rev. Bishop Janes, D.D., ** for his sake and 
our own,*" commands our grateful acknowledgments, and it will 
excite us to more earnest prayer, and to renewed exertions to 
cultivate and increase the strength of those bonds which unite us 
as co-ordinate branches of the Church of God, until, one in the 
unity of the faith and ^* the truth as it is in Jesus,^^ we shall join 
with the redeemed of every land in songs of praise and thanks- 
giving at the universal triumph of Christianity. 

With regard to our own Church, we are enabled, through the 
blessing of God, to report a continued increase in territory, 
conferences, members, contributions, and spiritual power. The 
success of the general government in overthrowing a rebellion in- 
augurated to perpetuate American slavery, and, in that success, 
for ever abolishing slavery wherever the authority of the United 
States prevails, opened the long-closed South to our Church. 
There are now included within that territory nine annual Con- 
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and ninety thousand and seventy-one members. If we add the 
enlargement of our work in Kentucky, Missouri, and Arkansas, 
our increase, on what was slave territory prior to the rebellion, is 
five hundred and fifty travelling preachers, and one hundred and 
seventeen thousand two hundred and ninety-six members. Two 
Conferences of coloured ministers have been organized since our 
last session, that now report one hundred and one ministers, and 
twenty-six thousand four hundred and eighty-seven members. 
Delegates from these two Conferences have been received into our 
General Conference, with all the rights and privileges of Delegates 
of other annual Conferences. In fact, so far has the spirit of 
caste been driven from our beloved Zion^ that colour is no em- 
barrassment to admission into any of our Conferences. For this we 
most humbly and devoutly thank God. The overthrow of slavery 
placed the ireedmen of the South within the reach of education. 
Our Church has organized a Freedmen^s Aid Society, and through 
it we are endeavouring to fulfil our part of the duty of educating 
them. At present we have in the field seventy-two teachers, 
giving instruction to about seven thousand pupils. We trust that 
we shall not be unfaithful in the opportunity thus offered of 
paying at least the interest due these freedmen for the unpaid 
labour of themselves and their ancestors, — doubly due them, for 
they are our brethren, for whom Christ died. We are pleased 
to tell you, that God is giving success to our efibrts. The fruit 
of our toil appears ere the blossom dies. Some, who were slaves 
when the rebellion commenced, are now honoured ministers; 
others are in our Biblical Institute, preparing for the ministry ; 
and thousands more are in our Church, happy in God, industrious 
and frugal in their habits, rapidly being fuUy qualified to perform 
the duties of American citizenship, which has been so suddenly 
and strangely conferred upon them. 

During the quadrennium just closed, our numbers have increased 
from 923,394 to 1,146,081, an increase of 222,687. During the 
same period, the number of our churches has risen from 9,430 to 
11,121, and their value has swelled from 20,830,554 dollars to 
35,885,439 dollars. Our publishing interests were never in a 
more flourishing condition. 

The results of the Centenary year were most gratifying. It 
had been anticipated that 2,000,000 dollars would be given as a 
thankofibring to God for the success of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church in the United States during its first century; but the 
spirit of liberality which our Saviour put into the hearts of our 
people proved that our anticipations were bom of our fears rather 
than our faith ; for the thankofierings amount to the sum of 
8,397,662 dollars. 

The endowments of our Educational Institutions have be$D 
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our facilities for diffusing a sanctifiecl education among the people 
have been greatly enhanced. Much, also, has been done for our 
Theological Schools. To those already existing at the time of 
our last letter, the Drew Theological Seminary, munificently 
endowed by Daniel Drew, Esq., has been added, and placed 
under the control of the General Conference. 

The contributions of the Centenary year to the Centenary 
Educational Fund, and to the Sunday-school Children's Fund, 
have rendered it necessary to create the " Board of Education of 
the Methodist Episcopal Church,'^ whose duty it is to " receive 
and securely invest the principal of the Centenary Fund, and 
under specific limitations" to "appropriate the interest only'' to 
aid young men preparing for the foreign missionary work or for 
the ministry at home ; to aid our Theological Schools, Colleges, 
and Academies ; and also to appropriate, under proper restrictions, 
the interest of the Sunday-school Children's Fund, to assist meri- 
torious Sunday-school scholars in obtaining a more advanced 
education. This is a new feature in our system of education, and 
one which we think will ultimately vastly augment the power of 
the Church for good. 

Our Missionary work at home and abroad is prospering, and our 
hearts are stimulated to renewed zeal, enlarged contributions, and 
mightier faith for the evangelization of the world. 

Many questions of much importance — not concerning doctrines, 
however ; for these no one among us desires to have altered — have 
agitated, and some are still agitating, the ministry and laity of our 
Church. Thus far, all changes have been accomplished, not only 
without detriment, but to the temporal and spiritual advantage of 
the Church. And as both those who seek and those who oppose 
other changes and modifications of our discipline and economv are 
equally loyal to the Church and devoted to God, we feel conndent 
that the same "glorious Lord," who has hitherto guided and 
protected us, will in His infinite wisdom and mercy, still guide us 
in all the changes we may make, and plant our " Jerusalem, a 
quiet habitation, a tabernacle that shall not be taken down," in 
** a place of broad rivers and streams ;" for ** the Lord is our Judge, 
the Lord is our Lawgiver, the Lord is our King: He will 
save us." 

Since the visit of your former Representative, the Rev. William 
Lockwood Thornton, M.A., whose name is as precious ointment * 
poured forth, the Rev. L. L. Hamline, D.D., one of our Bishops, 
who, on account of declining health, resigned the office, has passed 
to his reward on high, leaving as a legacy to the Church the 
memory of a polished and successful minister of the Lord Jesus 
Christ and the savour of a holy life and triumphant death. 

Your honoured Representative, the Rev. William Morley 
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proved himself every way worthy the high position and extended 
and increasing fame and influence he enjoys. His manly Christian 
conduct^ his earnest, eloquent, spiritual addresses and sermons, 
and his fine social qualities and devotional spirit, won for him a 
place in^ur afiections not inferior to that secured by any of his 
honoured and sainted predecessors. The influence of his sermons 
and addresses cannot be limited to those before whom they were 
delivered ; but it will be felt throughout our whole Connexion 
wherever they may be read, or spoken of by us who heard them. 
We therefore glorify God in him on our behalf and yours; for we 
feel that all of His Ministers, ^^ whether Paul, or Apollos, or 
Cephas,** are ours and yours, and we all are " Christ s ; and Christ 
is God^s." 

And now, beloved brethren, trusting that the fraternal and 
sympathetic relations existing between us may continue, and And 
expression in letter and through Representatives, we wish you 
abounding success in every good word and work ; and may God 
** supply all your need, according to His riches in glory, by Christ 
Jesus,^ unto whom, with the Son and the Holy Ghost, be equal 
and undivided honour for ever and ever ! Amen. 

Signed on behalf and by order of the General Conference, 

EDMUND S. JANES, President, 
WILLIAM L. HARRIS, Secretary. 



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L— Page 120. 

MEETINa OF THE MISSIONARY COMMITTEE OF 

REVIEW, 

HELD IN BtlBSLEH, JULY 25tH, 1870. 

Thb Rev. Frederick J. Jobson, D.D., President of the 
Conference, in the Chair. 

1. Moved by James S. Budgett, Esq. ; seconded by the Rev. 
William Arthur, M.A. ; supported by Isaac James, Esq. : 

That the progress of the Wesleyan-Methodist Missions during 
the past year has been such as to call for the most fervent 
gratitude toward the Great Head of the Church, who has 
poured out His Spirit, and prospered the labours of His servants 
in different countries to the conversion of souls and the increase 
of the Churches. 

2. Moved by Sir Francis Lycett; seconded by the Rev. 
Josiah Cox ; supported by William Cooper, Esq. : 

That, while the Society has experienced reverses during the 
year, as in Hayti, its successes in Italy, and in South Africa, 
the gradual and hopeful improvement in the West Indies, the 
increasing supply of native teachers and evangelists, and the 
rapid extension of the work of several of the affiliated Con- 
ferences, afford special encouragement to renewed and increased 
efforts on its behalf. 

3. Moved by Thomas Oliver, Esq. ; seconded by the Rev. 
Arminius Burgess ; supported by Stephen Edge, Esq. : 

That the increase in the regular Home Receipts of the 
Society, though gratifying, is less than might be anticipated 
from the extension of our home Churches of late years ; and 
that increased attention to the re-organizatibn and to the more 
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strongly recommended as the most likely means of securing that 
increase in the Society's funds which is so urgently needed. 

4. Moved by the Bev. Charles Prest ; seconded by the Rev. 
William Shaw (a) ; supported by Joseph CoUingham, Esq. : 

That the Committee recommends that the thanks of the Con- 
ference be presented to James Heald, Esq., and the Rev. Dr. 
Jobson, the General Treasurers, and to the General Secretaries 
of the Society, for their services during the past year. 



XL— Page 123. 

ANNUAL MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE 
NEW KINGSWOOD AND WOODHOUSE GROVE 
SCHOOLS AND EDUCATION FUND, 

HELD IN BURSLBM, JULY 23rD, 1870. 

Prksbnt, the Rev. Dr. Jobson, President of the Conference, 
in the Chair ; the Rev. John Farrar, the Secretary of the Con- 
ference ; the Rev. Benjamin B. Waddy, the Treasurer of the 
Fund ; the Rev. John Harvard, the Secretary of the Fund, and 
other members of the Committee. 

The Reports of the Local Committees and Examiners were 
read. It was reported that the health of the boys had been 
unusually good, and the moral and religious tone of both Schools 
highly encouraging. The scholastic efficiency of the Schools 
had been tested in the usual manner, and by the Middle Class 
Examinations, at which fourteen pupils passed with credit from 
New Kingswood, and eight from Woodhouse Grove. Five of 
the pupils have since passed the June Matriculation of the 
London University, — two from New Kingswood, and three 
from Woodhouse Grove, — and all in honours. From the 
Treasurer's cash account it appeared that there was a small 
increase of income. The claims upon the Fund are less than 
last year, and the deficiency to be provided for by the Children's 
Fund is also less by more than £700. 

It was unanimously resolved to recommend that the thanks 
of the Conference bo presented : — 

1. To the Rev. Benjamin B. Waddy and John Meek, Esq., 
the General Treasurers ; the Rev. Frederick Payne and tr^ 
Rev. John Harvard, the General Secretaries ; and to the L-^ 
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and efficient discharge of the duties of their respective offices 
during the year. 

2. To the Rev. William H. Sargent and the Rev. Henry H. 
Chettle, the Governors of the Schools, and to Mrs. Sargent and 
Mrs. Chettle, for their kind attention to the comfort of the 
children under their care during the year. 

3. To the Rev. William F. Moulton, M.A., for the able 
manner in which he has discharged the duties of Classical and 
Mathematical Examiner at both New Kingswood and Wood- 
house Grove Schools ; and to the gentlemen who have kindly 
served the Institutions by examining the Schools in other 
branches of learning. 

The following Report of a Committee appointed by the Con- 
ference of 1869, (See Minutes, Vol. XVII., p. 693,) " to inquire 
and report to the General Committee, at its meeting prior to the 
Conference of 1870, whether any, and what, steps can be taken 
to make better provision for the education of the daughters of 
our ministers," was adopted by the General Committee : — 

" It has long been felt by many persons to be desirable that 
educational advantages, more nearly equal to those now afforded 
to the sons, should be provided for the daughters, of our 
ministers. A step has already been taken in equalizing the 
allowances paid for education at home in both cases. 

" To provide school accommodation for girls, as full as that 
which now exists for boys, would involve an amount of difficulty 
and cost, which we cannot recommend the Conference at present 
to undertake. It would, however, in the judgment of the Com- 
mittee, be well that an advance should be made in this direction 
by the establishment of a School for about thirty girls ; for 
each of whom there should, as in the case of the Kingswood 
and Woodhouse Grove Schools, be annually paid to the 
Treasurers, towards the current expense, the allowances of such 
children from the Schools' and Children's Fund ; the balance 
of deficiency, after such contribution, to be borne by the 
Schools' Fund, the principle being fixed, that the working 
expenditure per head for the year shall not exceed the average 
of the aforesaid Schools already in existence for the three pre- 
ceding years ; and it being moreover determined that the whole 
deficiency of the establishment proposed in this report, for the 
first year, shall not exceed the sum of £500. 

" An opportunity unexpectedly presents itself of making a 
beginning, such as is now recommended, under very favourable 
circumstances. The arrangement made last year to defer the 
time at which the first Educational Allowance shall be paid 
from eiffht to nine years of age, leaves the amount of one year's 
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this sum a bouse might be rented and furnished without any 
new subscription being instituted, and the experiment be made 
in a manner as little burdensome as can be imas^ined. 

" Judging by the results which have already been reached in 
the establishment of an institution of this nature by private 
zeal and liberality, the Committee, with the greater confidence, 
recommends the Conference to sanction the commencement of 
such a school for girls* as already described, under the care of a 
special Sub-Committee of the Schools' Committee ; who shall 
be charged, also, to consider whether, and, if so, in what way, 
this provision may be carried further." 

It was thereupon ftu-ther resolved, 

1. That the Committee- having been informed by Messrs. 
AVilliam M^Arthur and John Chubb that the promoters of an 
institution for the education of preachers' daughters, lately 
established, and for some time carried on at Clapton, will 
gladly transfer it to the Connexion, furnished, and in working 
order ; and a Resolution oflFering it to the acceptance of the 
Conference having been proposed and seconded by those gentle- 
men respectively, the Committee, in accepting the proposal, 
desires to express in the strongest terms its sense of the gene- 
rosity which has prompted this proposition; and returns its 
sincere and hearty thanks to all the parties by whose effort and 
liberality this result has been brought about ; and particularly 
to Mrs. Thornton and Miss Gibson, who have borne so large a 
share in the establishment of this valuable institution. 

2. That it be recommended to the Conference that the 
Clapton School, now under the charge of Mrs. Thornton and 
Miss Gibson, be, at their request, transferred to the Connexion, 
to be settled and managed as the Conference may direct. 



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MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE OF REVIEW ON 
CHAPEL AFFAIRS, 

HELD IN BURSLEM, JULY 20tH, 1870. 

Present, the Rev. Dr. Jobson, President of the Conference, 
in the Chair ; the Rev. John Farrar, Secretary of the Con- 
ference; the Rev. Samuel Romilly Hall, Ex-President; the 
Revs. John Bedford and William Edwards, Secretaries of the 
Committee ; the Revs. C. Prest, W. Arthur, M.A., J. Ratten- 
bury, Dr. James, W. Shaw (a), Dr. Osborn; W. W. Stamp, 



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Dr. Waddy, H. Hastling, Thomas Vasey, Charles Povah, John 
C. Pengelly, H. W. Williams, Dr. Scott, Edward Nye, and other 
Ministers. 

Also, Messrs. W. F. Newton, J. Berrie, J. Napier, Isaac 
Holden, W. W. Cannon, G. Knowles, R B. Brierley, J. Edge, 
S. Edge, W. Cooper, A. Shaw, J. Barlow, J. Chubb, T. 
Percival Bunting, J. R Kay, E. Bainbridge, Thomas W- 
Heaton, and others. 

Of the Report of the Chapel Committee for the year 1869-70, 
which was read by the Rev. John Bedford, the following is an 
abstract : — 

The Income from all Sources is £7,544. 6«. id, being a 
decrease of £32. ISs. 7c/., which is accounted for by the extreme 
severity of the weather when many of the Public Collections 
were made. The Income of the " North Wales Chapel Fund," 
during the year amounts to £563. 9«., being an increase of 
£18. 5s. «rf. 

I. BUILDINO DEPARTMENT. 

Erections Sanctioned. 

Since the Conference of 1869, the following cases have been 
sanctioned : 138 Chapels, at an estimated cost of £142,564 ; 
16 Ministers' houses, £13,626 ; 28 Schools, £8,409 ; 68 En- 
largements and Alterations, £30,037 ; 83 Modifications of cases 
previously sanctioned, at an estimated additional outlay of 
£20,543; 27 Organs, £5,545; total cases, 360, outlay, 
£220,724. Upon all the classes of the cases sanctioned, there 
is an increase of 54 cases, and of £27,753 in proposed outlay. 
73 of the chapels, to accommodate 18,472 hearers, are to be 
erected where hitherto there has been no Wesleyan chapel. The 
temporary debt sanctioned upon all the cases is £42,681, being 
19i per cent, on the entire outlay. 

Aid Promised. 

The Committee have promised during the year £3,025 in 
Grants, and £4,990 in Loans, to 127 chapels, on condition that 
the Trustees ftilfil the terms agreed upon. Unless the means 
at the disposal of the Committee for this purpose be consider- 
ably increased, it will become absolutely necessary to reduce the 
scale on which help has hitherto been promised. 

Sales. 

In the past year the Committee have sanctioned 46 sales, 
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house, 2 other house-properties. 2 school-rooms, 10 plots of 
land, 1 site of old chapel, 1 excnange of laud, 1 transfer from 
chapel to school trostees. 

Erections Completed. 

The following; is a summary of the cases returned through 
the May District Meetings as completed : — 89 Chapels, at a 
cost of £121,677 ; 7 Ministers' houses, £3,620 ; 22 Schools, 
£9,913 ; 54 enlargements and alterations, £18,920 ; 18 Organs, 
£3,908; total, 190 cases, completed according to the terms 
agreed upon with the Committee, at a cost of £158,038 ; 
being £13,738 more than the sum reported last year. The 
debt remaining is £21,878. In 65 other cases the conditions 
agreed upon have not been fulfilled. The outlay upon these 
cases has been £60,893. Debts sanctioned were £12,113, but 
the actual debts reported are £22,666, being an excess of 
£10,553. On the total outlay the debt is £37^ per cent 22 
additional cases have been undertaken without Connexional 
sanction, at a cost of £9,868, upon which the debt is, £2,620, 
being 26^ per cent of the outlay. 

y 

Aid Afforded. 

During the year £2,248 in Grants, and £3,550 in Loans, 
have been paid from the Erections' Fund towards the cost of 
57 chapels. 

Entire Cost. 

The entire cost of all erections and enlargements, rcCTilar and 
irregular, reported this year as completed^ has been £228,799. 
This sum is the largest, with one exception, ever reported in 
one year. 

U. RELIEF DEPABTHENT. 

(1.) Grants. 

To aid in the removal of debt on 108 chapels, the Committee 
have paid in grants, during^ the past year, the sum of £2,825. 
On 34 of these chapels no aebt remains. 

(2.) Loans. 

The Loan instalments received during the year, have amounted 
to £6,098. 8*. on the Relief-Fund account, and £644 on the 
Erections' Fund account The totalj, number of Loans now in 
operation is 356. Loans amounting to £10,186, to meet 
£10,956, have been advanced to the Trustees of 95 chapels. 



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Of these chai)els, 54 are now free from debt, except the Loans. 
The North and South Wales Committees have advanced in 
Grants, £60, and in Loans, £545, to meet £649 raised by 
Trustees. 

III. LOCAL EFFORTS AND SURPLUS INCOME. 

During the year the sum of £25,367. 6s. lOrf. has been paid 
off by local efforts and surplus income. 

ContHbutions to Circuit Funds. 

Two thousand one hundred and five Chapel Trusts have con- 
tributed £21,704. 45. 4rf., being an increase of 155 trusts, and 
of £1,830. 195. Id. in amount 

Summary of Debts Discharged. 

The following is the total amount of debts which have been 
either entirely discharged, or for the progressive extinction of 
which definite arrangements have been made : — 

Exclusively 
By aid of By aid of by Local EfforU Totals. 

Grants. Loans. and Surplus Income. 

In 1869-70 £\^^n £21,792 ;£25,367 £61,670 

From 1854-69 191,286 324,077 192,200 707,563 

Total £205,697 £345,869 £217,567 £769,133 

Total of Ascertained Outlay. 

If to the sum of £61,570, applied to the reduction or extinction 
of debts, there be added £228,799 expended in new erections 
and enlargements, it will appear that the aggregate amount 
expended during the year on Wesleyan Trust property, is 
£290,369. The amount actually contributed, including Grants 
irom Connexional Funds, is £228,256. This total exceeds that 
of any former year. 

IV. REGISTRATION OF TRUST DEEDS. 

During the year, 50 Trust Deeds have been received for 
registration by the Committee, making a total of 78 so 
registered. 

V. GENERAL MANAGEMENT OF TRUST ESTATES. 

The Returns presented to the Committee show that the 
number of Trusts whose expenditure exceeds the income is 
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returned, there is a net surplus of more than £6,000, to be used 
for the reduction of debt, the improvement of the Trust Proper- 
ties, or to aid in the erection of Chapels. The Committee arc 
^lad to report an increase of 126 in the number of Trust Estates 
msured against loss by fire. The District Committees urge the 
timely renewal of Trusts ; the proper custody of Trust Deeds ; 
Anniversary Services, even where there is no debt ; the due use 
of all balances for the reduction of debts ; the inexpediency of 
contributing out of Trust Funds towards the cost of musical 
instruments ; and the importance of holding an Annual Meeting 
of the Trustees of every Trust. 

Particulars in reference to each of the foregoing departments 
will be found in the Report of the Committee, which will be 
issued in the course of the year. 



The following Resolutions were adopted : — 

Moved by the Rev. C. Prest ; seconded by Mr. John Radmall, 
of London ; and supported by Mr. G. Smith, of Leeds : 

1. This Meeting rejoices to learn from the Report now read 
that the year has been characterized by remarkable progress in 
every branch of the work confided to the Chapel Committee, 
and that the liberality of the Methodist people has been signally 
manifested, both in reducing old debts, and in securing new 
and suitable Chapels and other Trust property. 

Moved by Mr. G. Knowles, of Bolton ; seconded by the Rev. 
Dr. Rigg ; and supported by Mr. J. R. Kay, of Summerseat : 

2. That this Meeting would have been yet more gratified had 
there not been so large a number of cases in which Trustees, by 
failing to ftilfil the conditions of erection agreed upon, have 
incurred responsibilities of a very serious character, and other 
cases in which parties have built without Connexional sanction, 
and have thus set an example prejudicial to the well-being of 
the Connexion. 

Moved by the Rev. Dr. Osborn ; seconded by Mr. I. Holden, 
of OakwortJi ; and supported by Mr. J. Barlow, of Bolton : 

3. That, looking at the continually enlarging scale of the 
operations of the Committee, and their urgent want of increased 
resources to enable them to meet to a larger extent the appeals 
made to them for help, this Meeting strongly urges, both upon 
private individuals, and upon bodies of Trustees, throurfiout 
the Connexion, the importance of increasing the Chapel Fund 
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Moved by Mr. R. Haworth, of Manchester ; seconded by the 
Rev. C. Haydon ; and supported by Mr. Pethybridge, of 
Launceston, and Mr. A. Shaw, of Burslem : 

4. That, having regard to 'the growth and consolidation of the 
work of God by means of Methodism, this Meeting affectionately 
recommends all Trustees to give the greatest possible attention 
to the successful working of their respective Trusts, with a view 
to obtain therefrom, as speedily as possible, surplus income, 
and to apply it for the extension of that work, in th^ir respective 
Circuits, and in the Connexion at large. 

Moved by the Rev. Dr. Waddy ; seconded by Mr. Ingram, of 
the Isle of Wight ; and supported by Mr. Chubb, of London, 
and Mr. Bridge, jof Conway : 

5. That the thanks of this Meeting be presented to the Dis- 
trict Chapel Secretaries and Committees, the Circuit Chapel 
Secretaries, and to the Ministers and Trustees who have acted 
with them, for their valuable services to this department of 
Methodism. 

Moved by the Rev. G. T. Perks, M.A. ; seconded by Mr. R. 
B. Brierley, of Manchester ; and supported by Mr. Joseph Edge, 
of Burslem : 

6. That the thanks of the Meeting are due, and are hereby 
presented, to Messrs. Fernley and Healey, the Treasurers ; to 
the Rev. Messrs. Bedford and Edwards, the General Secretaries ; 
and to the Committee, for their diligent and faithful services. 

N.B. The lay members of the Chapel Committee were nomi- 
nated according to rule. 



IV.— Page 133. 

MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE HOME- 
MISSION AND CONTINGENT FUND, 

HELD AT BURSLEM, ON THURSDAY, JULY 2l8T, 1870. 

Present, the Rev. Frederick J. Jobson, D.D., the President 
of the Conference, in the Chair; the Rev. John Farrar, the 
Secretary of the Conference ; the Rev. Samuel R Hail, the Ex- 
President ; the Rev. Charles Prest, the Rev. John W. Greeves, 
the Rev. John Bond, John Vanner, Esq., with other members 
of the Committee of Management, etc. 

The following gentlemen were chosen at the District Meetings 
in 1870 to be members of this Committee, and most of them 
were present ; namely, — Messrs. John Radmall, First London ; 
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ford; George Flashman, Kent; Layton Slack, Norwich; 
Samuel Lea, Oxford ; — Ingram, Portsmouth ; Charles Gtellfe, 
Channel Islands; Edward Pethy bridge, Devonport; W. B. 
Smith, Cornwall; Pascal Widlake, Exeter; Charles Bassett, 
Bristol ; Joseph Carpenter, Bath ; Thomas Trew, Swansea ; 
John Williams, South Wales ; William Bridge, North Wales ; 
Samuel Lees, Birmingham ; James Dean, Macclesfield ; J. F. 
Stead, Liverpool ; K. B. Brierley, Manchester ; George 
Knowles, Bolton; Thomas Dewhirst, Halifax; Thomas Brearley, 
Leeds ; Joseph CoUingham, Sheffield ; T. Maude, Nottingham ; 
J. H. Small, Lincoln; William Sissons, Hull; Alderman 
Parritt, York ; Greorge Carter, Whitby ; William Brown, New- 
castle ; Isaac James, Carlisle ; John Mylrea, Isle of Man ; 
Charles B. Davidson, Edinburgh ; James Hunter, Zetland. 

The Report of the Committee of Management, and that of 
the Army and Navy Committee, having been read ; and the 
recommendations of the Committee respecting Grants for 
Extraordinary Claims having been revised and approved ; the 
following Resolutions were unanimously adopted : — 

Moved by the Rev. Charles Prest ; seconded by Sir Francis 
Lycett; and supported by Mr. Cuthbert Bainbridge, New- 
castle-on-Tyne : 

1. That, in recommending the adoption of these Reports to 
the Conference, the Committee is thankful for the continued 
encouragement afforded to the Home Mission and Army and 
Navy Work, especially in the spiritual results of the conversion 
of sinners and the increase and edification of our Churches. 
The Committee is gratified by the sustained and growing 
interest manifested in the evangelical work of Methodism, by 
the increase of the income of the Fund, and by the valuable 
co-operation with our Home-Missionary Ministers of numerous 
zealous labourers. 

Moved by the Rev. Joseph Hargreaves ; seconded by Mr. W. 
Foster Newton, Richmond, Surrey ; and supported by William 
M< Arthur, Esq., M.P. : 

2. That this Committee sympathizing with the purpose of 
the Committee of Management, that a plan for securing a 
minimum allowance to ministers stationed in Circuits, aided by 
the Home-Mission and Contingent Fund may be arranged at 
an early period, and that our Mission work among our large 
town and rural populations may be so increased as to meet the 
numerous and urgent claims for our evangelistic efforts, which 
press on us on every hand, and the practical recognition of which 
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that every method be adopted by the Conference, by the Com- 
mittee of Management, and in detail in all our Circuits, to 
augment the annual income of the Home-Mission afid Con- 
tingent Fund. 

Moved by the Rev. E, E. Jenkins ; seconded by W. Brown, 
Esq., Mayor of Gateshead : 

3. That this Committee presents its thanks to those ministers 
and friends who have ably and zealously advocated the claims 
of Home Missions during the year ; to those who have aided 
our Home-Mission work by their valuable personal co-opera- 
tion; to the subscribers and collectors; and to those young 

Sersons and children who have been successfully engaged in 
uvenile Associations. 

Moved by the Bev. Dr. Waddy ; seconded by Mr. T. Pocock, 
Windsor : 

4. That the thanks of the Committee be presented to the 
Rev. J. W. Greeves, and to John Vanner, Esq., the Treasurers ; 
to the Rev. Charles Prest, the General Secretary ; to the Rev. 
A. M^Aulay and the Rev. John Bond, the Secretaries ; and to 
the Committee of Management, for their valuable services 
during the year. 



v.— Page 136. 
MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE OF DISTRIBUTION, 

HELD IN BURSLEM, AUGUST IOtH, 1870. 

The President of the Conference in the Chair. 

Present, the Secretary of the Conference ; the Rev. John 
W. Greeves, one of the Treasurers of the Home-Missiou and 
Contingent Fund ; the Revs. Charles Prest, Alexander M'Anluy, 
and John Bond, Secrettiries ; the Chairmen and Financfal 
Secretaries of Districts, and others. 

The Committee recommended the following grants : — 

District Grants. £. s. d. 

1 First London 220 

2 Second London 278 

3 Bedford and Northampton 341 



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District Grants, £. s. d. 

4 Kent '. 160 

5 Norwich and Lynn 550 

6 Oxford 436 

7 Portsmouth 386 

8 Channel Islands 76 

9 Devonport 257 

10 Cornwall 150 

11 Exeter 340 

12 Bristol 550 

13 Bath „ 246 

14 Swansea 246 

15 South Wales 464 

16 North Wales 283 

17 Birmingham and Shrewsbury 370 

18 Macclesfield 265 

19 Liverpool 350 

20 Manchester 131 

21 Bolton ^ 50 

22 Halifax and Bradford 147 

23 Leeds 70 

24 Sheffield 202 

25 Nottingham and Derby 316 

26 Lincoln 130 

27 Hull 90 

28 York 55 

29 Whitby and Darlington 129 

30 Newcastle 165 

31 Carlisle 135 

32IsleofMan 81 

33 Edinburgh and Aberdeen 405 

Ireland , 650 



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MEETINQ OP THE COMMITTEE OF THE WORN-OUT 
MINISTERS' AND MINISTERS' WIDOWS' AUXILLIRY 
FUND, 

HELD IN BUBSLEM, JULY 18tH, 1870. 

The Pbbsident of the Confebenoe in the Chair. 

The following Resolutions were unanimously adopted : — - 

Moved by Mr. John Napier ; seconded by Mr. George Smith : 
1. That this Committee, having heard the financial statement 



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of the Treasurers, is gratified by the prospects of the Fund, and 
recommends to the Uonference that an addition of £1 be made 
to the present allowances for every year beyond thirty-nine 
years that each Minister, beiag a Supernumerary, has travelled ; 
and that £1 for every Widow, without distinction of years, 
be laade Jar thia year : but that it appears to this Committee 
desirable that the entire scale of payments from the Fund 
should be re-considered and re-adjusted, and that the relations 
of the Irish Supernumeraries and Widows to the Fund should 
also be re-examined. 

Moved by the Rev. W. W. Stamp ; seconded by the Rev. S. 
RHall: 

2. That in the judgment of this Committee, grants from the 
Wom-Out Ministers' Auxiliary Fund may equitably be appro- 
priated for one year and not for more than two years, towards 
the support of comparatively junior ministers, who, by affliction, 
are compelled to retire from the actual duties of the ministry ; 
such grants, in the opinion of this meeting, to be met by 
similar sums from the Home-Mission and Contingent Fund. 

Moved by Mr. Bunting ; seconded by Mr. Chubb : 

3. That the Conference be requested to consider whether any 
plan can be adopted, which, without at all interfering with thepre- 
sent mode of managing the business connected with the Fund, 
will give to the gentlemen attending the various Conference Com- 
mittees an opportunity of promoting the interests of the Fund. 

Moved by Mr. Radmall ; seconded by the Rev. John Farrar : 

4. That the thanks of this Committee be presented to Mr. 
John Napier and the Rev. John Rattenbury, the General 
Treasurers ; to the Rev. Henry H. Chettle, the Secretary ; also 
to the District Treasurers, and the Circuit Treasurers, for their 
services during the past year. 

Moved by Mr. Joseph Edge ; seconded by the Rev. Charles 
Haydon : 

5. That the thanks of this Committee be presented to those 
frieuds who, during the past year, have generously aided this 
Fund by special donations : to those Executors who have paid 
sundry legacies on behalf of this Fund ; and to those Trustees 
who have contributed to it from their chapel income. 

Moved by Mr. Chubb ; seconded by the Rev. John Bedford : 

6. That the thanks of this Committee be presented to Mr. 
Walter Griffith and Mr. Greaves Walker, for their services as 
Auditors for the last year ; and that they be appointed for the 
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VIL— Page 138. 

MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE OF REVIEW OF 
THE WESLEYAN THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTION, 

HELD IN BURSLBM, JULY 22nD, 1870. 

The President of the Conference in the Chair. 

Present, the Secretary of the Conference ; the Ex-President ; 
the General Secretary; Revs. William Arthur, M.A., John 
Bedford, John H. Beech, Samuel Romilly Hall, Joseph Har- 
greaves, B. Hellier, W. Jackson (a), R" G. Jones, Dr. Osbom, 
E. Nye, George T. Perks, M.A., W. B. Pope, Charles Prest, 
John Rattenbury, Dr. Rigg, Daniel Sanderson, Dr. G. Scott, 
W. Shaw (a), W. W. Stamp, Thomas Vasey, Dr. Waddy, and 
others. 

Also, Sir Francis Lycett, Messrs. T. P. Bunting, John 
Chubb, Joseph Edge, 0. Gabriel, J. Napier, W. W. Pocock, 
P. Pocock, Robert Sherwin, W. Bickford Smith, B. R Vickers, 
and others. 

The following Resolutions were unanimously adopted : — 

Moved by the Rev. Charles Prest ; seconded by the Rev. 
Edward Nye ; and supported by Mr. Bunting : 

1. That this Meeting has heard with much satisfaction the 
Reports of the Governors and Examiners now read .; and desires 
to express its thankfulness to the God of all grace for the 
manifest tokens of His presence and blessing in all the Branches 
of the Institution, and for the marked success which has 
crowned the labours of the past year in this important depart- 
ment of the work of Methodism. 

Moved by the Rev. William Arthur, M.A. ; seconded by C. 
Gabriel, Esq. ; and supported by B. Vickers, Esq., and the 
Rev. R G. Jones, one of the Irish Representatives z 

2. That this Committee recommends that the cordial thanks 
of the Conference be given to the Governors and Tutors of the 
various Branches of the Institution, to the General and Local 
Treasurers, and to the Secretaries, for their valuable services 
during the year. 

Moved by the Rev. Dr. Waddy ; seconded by Thomas Pocock, 
Esq. ; and supported by Joseph Edge, Esq., and Robert 
Sherwin, Esq., of Hanley : 

3. That this Meeting recommends that the special thanks of 
the Conference be given to those ministers and gentlemen who 
have discharged the duties of Examiners at the various Branches 
of the Institution during the past year, 

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VIIL— Page 141. 

SPECIAL MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE OF 
EDUCATION, 

TOGBTHKB WITH MINISTERS AND FRIENDS INVITBD ACCORDING TO 
THE DIRECTION OF THE LAST CONFERENCE. 

BURSLEM, JULY 19tH, 1870. 

Present, the Rev. Frederick J. Jobson, D.D., President of 
the Conference, in the Chair ; the Rev. John Farrar, Secretary 
of the Conference ; the Rev. Samuel Romilly Hall, Ex-Presi- 
dent of the Conference ; the Rev. John Vine and John Robinson 
Kay, Esq., the Treasurers ; the Rev. G. W. Olver, B.A., 
Secretary ; the Rev. Dr. Rigg, Principal of the Normal Insti- 
tution ; the Rev. John Clulow, Visitor of Sunday-Schools ; and 
a large number of ministers and laymen. 

The Minutes of the Education Committee and its various 
Sub-Committees were presented, and a digest of them was 
read. 

The number of Day-schools is 746, an increase of 48 ; 
Scholars 128,809, an increase of 9,739; average attendance 
83,662, an increase of 7,760. The Government Reports, as 
furnished from 302 Departments, show that for every 100 
children in average attendance above six years of age, there are 
30 under six. For every 100 above six years, there are 107*86 
qualified for presentation. Of the average attendance above six 
years, 91-79 per cent, are actually presented ; 60-1 pass in 
Standards I-III, and 20-07 in Standards I V-VII ; 83-86 pass in 
Reading, 83*96 in Writing, and 72*69 in Arithmetic. Less 
than 2 per cent of the whole are returned as ineligible for 
Grant under Art 4, i. e.y as children of parents who could afford 
to pay fully the cost of education. The average Grant per child 
in average attendance obtained in the 302 Departments is 
105. 7irf. 

The per centages of passes calculated upon the number of 
children presented for examination are, in Standards I-III, 
65-47; in Standards IV-VII, 21-86; in Reading 91-35, in 
Writing 91*46, and in Arithmetic 79-19. For Inspected 
Schools in England and Wales the general averages are — 
Reading 89-97, Writing 88-24, Arithmetic 77-^4. 

The amount of Government Annual Grants (o Wesleyan 
schools in 1869 was £36,194. 3s. 6rf., being an increase on the 
' previous year of £3,582. I65. lid. The amount of Building 
Grants was £50. 



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Six new inspected Schools weFe opened during the year in 
new buildings, twenty-one were commenced in existing build- 
ings, and one was transferred to a new building. Twenty- 
four Outfit Grants were paid, amounting to £985. 

The number of Certificated Teachers employed in Wesleyan 
Schools on the 31st of December, 1869, was 617 ; of Assistant- 
Teachers, 57 ; and of Pupil-Teachers, 1,085, being an increase 
for the year Of 186. 

The usual examination of Pupil-Teachers in Religious Know- 
ledge was held in March last. Proposals for changes in the 
mode of conducting this Examination have been reported on by 
the District Meetings, and will be submitted to the Conference 
for approval. 

Fifty Students of the second year, and four of the first year, 
were appointed to Schools at Christmas last. Seventy-five 
candidates were admitted, making the number in residence 144, 
or ten more than the Government number. 

Mr. Clulow's Report on Day-schools visited.by him' was com- 
municated to the Meeting. The General Committee recom- 
mended the immediate appointment of a lay Inspector to act 
under the Committee's direction, and also that Mr. Clulow 
should be empowered to inspect Day-schools as opportunity 
may serve. 

The number of Sunday-schools is 5,443, increase 115; 
Teachers and Officers 105,592, increase 2,151 ; Ditto in Society 
or on trial 78,574, increase 1,524 ; Scholars 622,689, increase 
20,788 ; Ditto in Society or on trial 38,144, increase 1,772 ; in 
Select classes 20,976, increase 2,095 ; Young persons in Bible- 
classes conducted by ministers or others 13,434, increase 319. 

Mr. Clulow's Report on Sunday-schools was communicated 
to the Meeting. 

The revised draft of Rules for Circuit Sunday-School Unions 
would be presented to the Conference for adoption. 

The following Resolutions were unanimously adopted : — 

On the motion of Mr. George Lidgett, B.A., of London; 
seconded by Uie Rev. E. E. Jenkins, M.A. : 

1. The Meeting is thankful to learn that durinff a year of so 
much uncertainty the Educational progress of the Connexion 
has been equal to that of former years, so that the Day-school 
returns show an increase of 48 Schools, and 9,739 Scholars ; 
and deems it highly desirable that provision should at once be 
made for the efficient inspection of Wesleyan Day-schools by 
Connexional Inspectors. 

On the motion of the Rev. Dr. G. Scott ; seconded by Mr. 
Napier, of Manchester : 



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2. The Meeting also learns with thankfulness that there has 
been an increase during the year of 116 Sunday-schools, and 
20,788 Scholars ; and, with the conviction that Sabbath-schools 
will require to be more than ever widely extended and efficiently 
worked, it expresses the hope that so soon as the Rules for Cir- 
cuit Unions, about to be presented to the Conference, shall have 
been duly sanctioned, steps will be taken to form such Unions 
throughout Great Britain. 

On the motion of the Rev. W. Arthur, M.A. ; seconded by 
Mr. Edge, of Burslem : 

3. The Meeting, having been informed that, notwithstanding 
the hindrances which have delayed the erection of the New 
Chapel at Westminster, and the state of public uncertainty 
which has interfered with the contribution of the necessary 
funds, the Education Committee has obtained plans, and is 
preparing to secure tenders for the work, resolves. That the 
contemplated erection, which has long been necessary, will be 
more than ever required for the efficient discharge of the 
educational obligations of the Connexion. 

On the motion of the Rev. W. Williams (a) ; seconded by 
Mr, T. P. Bunting : 

4. That the thanks of this Meetiug be presented to the Rev. 
Dr. Rigg for his valuable services as Principal of the Normal 
Institution during the year. 

And also, 

5. That the thanks of this Meeting be presented to John 
Robinson Kay, Esq., and the Rev. John Vine, the Treasurers ; 
the Rev. G. W. Olver, B.A., the Secretary; the Rev. John 
Clulow, the Visitor of Sunday-schools ; and to the Members of 
the Actiug Committee, for their faithful services during the 
past year. 



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ARMY AND NAVY RETURNS, 1870.. 

Attendances. Members. 

1 London District 950 87 

2 London 267 19 

3 Bedford, etc 8 

4 Kent .... 770 42 



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AttendanceB. 
5 Norwich 6 

7 Portsmouth 847 

8 Channel Islands 66 

9 Devonport 345 

11 Exeter 10 

12 Bristol 18 

13 Bath 47 

14 Swansea 27 

17 Birmingham 33 

19 Liverpool 138 

20 Manchester 47 

23 Leeds 28 

24 Sheffield 45 

27 Hull 30 

28 York 13 

29 Whitby 40 

30 Newcastle-upon-l^ne 21 

31 Carlisle 5 

32 IsleofMan 5 

33 Edinburgh 87 

Malta 255 



Members. 

1 

48 

12 

38 



5 
8 
3 



4 
1 

3 
16 



4,108 



297 



IN IRELAND. 

Attendances. Members. 

Dublin Garrison 270 

Curragh€amp 310 35 

Drogheda and Dundalk 4 

Longford 35 3 

Trim 4 

Dalkey 10 

Waterford 25 3 

Clonmel 10 

Wexford 6 

Kilkenny 20 1 

Cork and Ballincollig 38 

Skibbereen and Bantry 15 

Fermoy and Buttevant 50 6 

Kinsale 12 1 

Tralee 8 1 

Limerick 50 5 

Roscrea, Parsonstown, and Tem- \ g^ 
plemore j 



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Attendances. Members. 

Athlone 50 

Galway 6 

Oughterard 3 

SUgo 8 

Castlebar 7 

BaUina 3 

Dromshambo 12 

Westport 6 

EnniskUlen 6 

Londonderry 4 1 

Innishowen- 2 

Belfast 12 

Donaghadee 6 

Dungannon 2 2 

Armagh 2 2 

Monaghan 2 

1,032 62 



ATTSNDANOEB OF MILITIAMSN DUBING THE TIHK OF TRAINING. 

Attendances. Members. 

London 120 

Bedford 180 4 

Northampton 172 

Kent 68 4 

Norwich 185 

Oxford 27 

Portsmouth 180 

Devonport 130 

Cornwall 613- 6 

Monmouth 160 

Bath 70 

Swansea 108 6 

South Wales 110 10 

North Wales 128 

Birmingham 10 

Sheffield •. 158 3 

Macclesfield 75 

Liverpool 76 6 

Halifax 4 

Leeds 35 4 

Newark 200 

Lincoln 100 

York 120 



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Attendances. Members. 

Beverley 130 

Alnwick, etc 8 

Burnley .* 12 

Pontefract 29 

Bamard^Castle 60 

Richmond, Yorkshire 87 

Leamington 70 

3,425 43 

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1870. 



SCHEDULES OF ACCOUNTS. 
SCHEDULE A. 

THE HOME-MISSION AND CONTINGENT FUND, 1870. 
ORDINARIES AND EXTRA0RDINARIE8. 



L— ORDINARIES. 



CIRCUITS. 

I. Firti London District, 
London, City-Road, &c. . 

„ German Miss. 

„ WeUh 

„ Aldershot . 

„ Malta 

„ Hoxton, 8bc.. . 

„ Islington, &c. . 

„ Highbury, &c. 

„ Stoke Newing- 
ton, &c. . . 

„ Hackney, &c. 

„ KentishTown,&c 

„ Spitalfields, &c. 

„ Bethnal- Green 

„ St. George's, &c. 

Bow, &0. 

Canning-Town 



Stratford. 
Barking, &c. . . . 
Hertford, &c. . . . 

Cambridge 

Chelmsford, &c. 

Leigh 

Colchester 

Manningtree • • . 

Ipswich 

St.Alban's 

Uzbridge 



Less by Expenses 
Totals 



II. SecondLondon District, 
London, GtQaeen-St&c, 

„ Southwark, &c. 

„ South East .... 

„ Lambeth, &c. .. 

„ Brixton- Hill, &c 



Nos. 

1292 
188 
115 
122 
20 
832 

1088 
806 

697 
750 
385 
451 
-261 
1090 
876 
217 
108 
199 
165 
661 
806 
101 
741 
700 
702 
527 
203 



13043 



1029 
1361 
24 
1203 
1124 



Yearly 
Collection. 
£. «. d. 
42 



8 10 

28 

52 8 1 

42 10 



27 10 
42 
15 
42 5 
51 15 



82 
41 18 
12 8 
10 10 6 

7 12 6 
88 7 6 
10 5 

8 14 9 
8 5 
5 10 6 
4 8 

14 16 

7 
1 18 

16 16 
16 7 
18 

8 5 
7 4 



417 14 5 



Congreg. 
Collection. 
£. s. d, 
22 11 8 


Meetings 
and Subs. 
£. s. d. 
25 7 8 


4 2 


81 9 6 


14 16 9 
49 8 10 
52 6 6 


24 11 2 

57 9 7 

100 10 4 


ZZ 10 
m 10 
12 5 


9 15 7 

66 11 9 

4 6 6 



5 12 
7 

25 13 2 

18 

6 17 

5 6 6 
4 8 
4 4 7 

17 8 

6 10 
2 8 6 

14 8 2 

16 19 4 

9 

7 10 1 
6 8 6 



375 4 2 



22 16 
26 9 

28 4 

61 10 



11 14 6 
29 1 2 
18 14 4 
28 8 11 
5 7 

2 17 
5 5 

8 18 11 
20 14 2 
17 10 

3 7 

9 6 11 
2 

11 6 5 
11 8 6 



500 11 11 
35 19 6 



464 12 5 



25 13 9 

79 9 1 

2 18 10 

101 1 8 



Grants. 
£. s. d. 



32 
54 



41 10 



81 

27 
15 



200 10 



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CIRCUITS. 

Richmond 

LoDdoD,Hinde-Street,&c. 

„ St.John'8-Wood, 
&c 

„ Bay swat er, &c. 

„ Chelsea, &c.... 

Deptford 

Blackheath 

Bromley 

Woolwich 

Hammersmith 

Ealing and Acton 

Waindsworih 

Croydon 

Kingston and Cobham . . 

Windsor 

Hastings 

Sevenoaks 

Tunbridge- Wells 

Lewes and Eastbourne . . 

Brighton 

Guildford 

Alton (Hants) 

Eedhill 



Less by Expenses • . . , 

ToUls 

III. Be4ford and North 
ampton District, 

Bedford, &c 

Leighton-Buzzard • . . . 

Luton 

Hitchin , 

Dunstable • . . 

Aylesbury 

St.NeoU , 

Biggleswade , 

St Ives, &c 

Northampton '. . 

Towcester < 

Daventry 

Rugby '.. 

Newport- Pagnelj 

Higham- Ferrers 

Wellingborough < 

Ketterinff , 

Market- Harborough . . . . 

Chatteris , 

Oundle 



Less by Expenses . . . . 
ToUls 



IV. Kent Ditlriet. 
Canterbury 





Yearly 




Congreg 


^ 


Meetings 






Nos. 


Collecdon. 


Collection. 


and Subs. 


GranU. 




£. t. 


d. 


£. i. 


d. 


£. $. d. 


£. 


1. d. 


440 


12 7 


11 


12 


I 


16 17 8 






682 


22 





18 6 


1 


25 12 1 






677 


28 5 





28 17 


7 


7 19 10 






718 


22 4 





26 10 


7 


82 4 6 






1162 


85 





27 16 


9 


46 19 9 






214 


4 15 





4 


4 


6 2 1 


40 





362 


26 2 





27 8 


7 


68 15 11 






280 


7 8 


6 


10 14 


2 


8 10 2 






393 


13 6 


8 


17 2 


10 


14 8 8 






45Z 


18 15 





19 8 


6 


5 






220 


18 15 





19 12 


9 


29 9 4 






278 


12 2 


6 


21 5 


8 


81 15 6 






466 


16 10 





24 14 





6 15 7 






242 


5 6 





8 11 


8 


29 6 






481 


10 5 





14 14 


6 


17 8 






562 


14 8 





17 5 


3 


8 16 2 






256 


9 7 


6 


8 8 


9 


8 16 7 


18 





486 


14 11 





14 10 


8 


8 12 6 






223 


6 4 





10 8 


8 


I 11 


60 





569 


18 5 





19 17 


9 


8 18 8 


60 





160 


4 8 





5 





7 8 8 


40 





190 


5 





4 





2 15 8 


67 





236 


9 





7 7 


1 


41 2 5 






619 1 1 














85 5 






14375 


478 


8 


501 7 


8 


583 16 1 


285 





1514 


81 6 





25 11 





Se 10 2 






1029 


17 10 





18 19 


2 


4 






1880 


25 10 





21 8 


8 


7 2 11 






274 


6 





5 9 





4 7 2 


20 





1121 


22 





14 19 


9 


12 18 2 






478 


6 2 





7 


8 


2 18 9 


40 





456 


8 4 





10 12 


6 


1 18 


42 





780 


12 





12 10 





16 8 6 






475 


7 





5 





2 2 6 


88 





784 


18 10 





16 5 





12 15 3 


25 





436 


4 





2 11 







8 





250 


8 10 





4 10 





2 1 6 


26 


19 6 


243 


4 12 





4 


5 


1 15 6 


28 





481 


5 7 





8 5 





10 


16 





472 


6 14 





7 





5 10 8 






421 


7 





5 15 





2 12 8 


19 





240 


8 7 





8 18 


6 


2 18 6 


16 





189 


8 7 


6 


2 5 





1 16 7 


40 





854 


6 8 





8 18 


7 


12 9 5 






245 


4 4 





4 10 


6 


2 6 6 


84 





133 1 4 














16 11 






11522 


197 11 


6 


179 4 


4 


117 5 


847 


19 6 


608 


14 





12 8 


7 


13 4 4 







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CIRCUITS. 

FaTersham 

Rochester 

Gravesend 

SheernesB 

Margate 

Dover 

Folkestone 

Deal 

Rye 

Tenterden 

Ashford 

Staplecross 

Ticehnrst 

Maidstone 

Sittingbourne • • . . 



Less by Expense 

Totals 

V. Norwich and Lynn 
DUtriet. 

Norwich 

Bungay 

North- Walsham 

Yarmouth 

Lowestoft 

Yoxford 

Diss 

Attleborough. • 

Bary St. Edmund's . • . . 

Holt 

Lynn 

SwaflThara 

Downham 

Walsingham 

Wisbeaeh 

Thetford 

Mildenhall 

Ely 



Less by Expenses. . • . 

Totals 

VI. Orford District, 

Oxford 

High-Wycombe 

Witnej 

Banbury 

Kineton 

Newbury ...., 

Reading 

Hungerford 

Marlborough 

Watlington 

Thame 

" -^ckley 





Yearly 


Congreg. 


Meetings 




Nos. 


Collection. 


Collection. 


and Subs. 


Grants. 




£. 1. d. 


£. i. 




£. t. d. 


£. i. d. 


600 


13 5 


11 




9 1 




601 


16 10 


13 16 




26 8 


45 


458 


14 17 


12 18 




26 11 




211 


5 


4 7 




10 


18 10 


663 


17 5 


26 13 




61 6 3 




350 


9 17 6 


10 1 





9 5 6 




429 


11 3 6 


12 12 


1 


13 17 4 




240 


7 U 6 


7 8 10 


2 3 1 




367 


5 16 3 


2 4 


2 


6 




297 


5 10 6 


4 3 


6 


1 5 


18 


259 


3 


3 





12 


19 8 4 


345 


4 12 6 


4 11 


6 


3 6 


18 


172 


4 10 6 


3 18 


5 


15 7 


31 10 


435 


10 2 


8 18 


9 


5 4 




391 


7 5 


8 5 


6 


6 19 4 




186 7 5 












13 12 6 




6426 


150 9 3 


146 2 


3 


172 14 11 


150 8 4 


397 


10 8 6 


11 10 





3 12 10 


36 


307 


6 


5 12 





6 14 9 


16 


371 


3 15 


5 1 


6 


3 1 


25 


394 


11 5 6 


9 15 


5 


12 3 


22 


395 


9 2 


7 5 





9 17 




238 


8 2 5 


2 13 


10 


1 7 


28 


505 


7 2 6 


6 14 





10 11 11 


44 


414 


6 15 


4 





2 


20 


239 


5 15 


4 9 


5 


7 1 8 


48 


98 


1 16 10 


1 2 


6 


2 1 9 


60 


668 


14 


10 





7 6 




263 


2 10 


1 15 





1 18 


50 


393 


4 8 7 


3 2 





2 9 4 


10 


342 


2 5 


3 





1 10 


25 


235 


4 14 


4 15 


4 


12 7 


48 


487 


7 12 


7 6 





9 6 8 


38 


327 


4 7 8 


4 4 


10 


1 10 6 


32 


465 


8 


8 6 


9 


1 


48 


84 4 10 












16 14 1 




6538 


113 


100 13 


7 


67 10 9 


550 


477 


10 


8 13 


9 


4 7 


18 


520 


6 17 3 


6 10 





12 1 


33 


539 


11 12 


15 15 


4 


22 11 8 




715 


15 11 


20 10 


6 


39 19 4 




273 


5 10 


4 12 


9 


2 6 


10 


540 


14 1 3 


17 1 


4 


41 12 10 




276 


5 13 


8 





16 12 


39 


394 


5 15 


7 14 


9 


4 2 6 




378 


5 


4 5 





2 4 


42 10 


213 


2 10 


2 16 


9 


1 13 


20 


209 


2 10 


2 





10 


32 


327 


2 12 


2 1 





8 


28 10 



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• CIRCUITS. 

BuckiDgham , 

Chipping- Norton .. 
Stow-on-the-Wold 

Swindon b .• ., 

Wantage 

Abingdon , 



Leu by Expenses. • . . 

ToUls 

VII. Portsmouth District, 

Portsmouth 

Gosport 

Fareham 

Salisbury 

Poole 

Wimborne 

Christcharch 

Newport, Isle of Wight. . 

Ryde 

Southampton 

Winchester 

Andover 

Chichester 

Additional Subscriptions 

Less by Expenses.... 
Totals 



VIII. Channel Islands 
District, 

Guernsey, English . . . . 

„ French 

Aldemey, English . . . , 

„ French 

Jersey, English 

„ French 

Less by Expenses and 
Exchange 

Totals 

IX. Devonport Mistrial. 

Deronport 

Plymouth 

Launceston 

North-HiU 

Holsworthy 

Kilkhampton 

Liskeard 

Callington 

Tavistock 

Camelford «. . . 

Kingsbridge 





Yearly 


Congreg 




Meetings 




Nos. 


Collection. 


Collection. 


and Subs. 


Grants. 




£. s. d. 


£. *. 


d. 


£. s, d. 


£. «. d. 


194 


2 16 6 


2 18 





1 1 


27 


264 


8 


8 5 





15 6 


23 


70 


1 5 


1 16 


6 


7 6 


45 


683 


10 5 


14 19 


7 


10 9 5 


28 


200 


4 12 6 


6 7 





18 


62 


120 


2 12 6 


2 18 


1 


8 


28 


168 5 8 












13 18 11 




6392 


112 8 


181 5 


4 


154 11 4 


436 


963 


24 


21 5 


9 


25 5 10 




148 


8 12 6 


4 19 


1 


8 16 




112 


8 15 


2 4 


8 


1 19 


40 


744 


11 


9 10 





4 2 


30 


815 


18 10 


9 16 


8 


7 1 10 


25 


378 


5 12 6 


4 15 





1 16 4 


9 


158 


3 10 6 


8 1 





1 8 


66 


449 


10 10 


11 





18 11 1 


52 


556 


12 10 


18 10 





28 6 4 


20 


564 


14 10 


18 4 





8 16 8 




224 


4 6 


8 5 





8 16 


59 


296 


4 10 6 


8 8 





1 8 


50 


170 


5 5 


7 18 


2 


6 1 


85 




10 


» 






107 4 












12 4 9 




5562 


117 2 


107 17 


4 


94 15 7 


386 


543 


18 


16 18 


6 


84 16 8 




994 


15 2 


12 15 


8 


19 15 2 




49 


1 14 


1 2 







42 10 


58 


I 11 


12 







33 10 


596 


18 2 


14 1 


10 


28 9 7 




1839 


28 15 


81 4 10 


94 10 11 




177 11 11 












11 10 




4079 


73 2 2 


76 14 


10 


166 1 11 


76 


1055 


20 


17 18 


5 


17 6 




1508 


Z% 10 


37 5 





54 6 8 




478 


18 11 


8 9 


10 


10 6 6 




630 


7 10 


4 8 





4 12 2 




457 


7 10 


8 6 


2 


1 11 8 


25 


362 


5 


3 19 


11 


2 


22 


1010 


16 


12 





8 13 




500 


7 4 4 


6 3 


9 


7 6 




838 


10 5 


6 5 





2 12 9 




304 


5 10 


5 





3 17 1 


42 


246 


3 16 6 


4 2 


6 


3 5 


58 



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CIRCUITS. 



Brixham, &c. . 
AshbartoD . . • 



Less by Expenses . • , 

Totals 

X. Cornwall Dittriet, 

Redruth 

Camborne 

Falmouth 

Truro 

Gwennap 

Su Agnes 

St. Austell 

St Mawea 

Bodmin « 

St Columb 

Penzance 

St Just 

St Ives 

Scilly Islands 

Helston 

Hajle 

Maraxion 



Less by Expenses. . 

Totals 

XI. Exeter District. 

Exeter 

Tiverton , 

Taunton, &c , 

Bridgewater 

South- Petherton .... 
Budleigh-Salterton . 

Axmlnster 

Bridport 

Barnstaple 

Ilfracombe 

South- Molton , 

Bideford 

Dunster 

Williton 

Okehampton 

Torquay 

Teignmouth 

Less by Expenses. 
Totals 



XII. Britlol District. 
Bristol, King- Street, &c. 
„ Langt on- Street, &c. 
„ Clifton, &c 





Yearly 


1 


Congreg. 


Meetings 






Nos. 


Collection. | 


Collection. 


and Subs. 


Grants. 




£. s. 


d. 


£. s. d. 


£. s. d. 


£. 


t. d. 


325 


8 10 





4 10 


8 


54 





864 


8 6 





5 10 11 


5 14 1 


56 





124 5 












12 19 1 






8077 


144 11 10 


118 19 6 


111 5 11 


257 





1720 


19 18 





15 6 6 


18 4 7 






2SS7 


18 





15 6 10 


18 






1080 


16 10 





9 11 1 


6 11 






ISll 


20 





13 15 


2 






1756 


8 10 





5 12 11 


6 11 






1457 


9 





3 6 4 


6 4 8 






1105 


16 10 





12 10 


6 7 


84 





255 


4 10 





4 1 6 


18 6 


22 





678 


18 10 





7 18 8 


4 


30 





401 


6 6 





5 8 


2 10 9 


34 





1139 


27 


10 


16 13 6 


5 18 6 






1366 


16 





10 10 


4 5 2 






924 


8 





6 


6 17 






)28 


2 17 


6 


2 12 








2050 


22 10 





12 19 1 


3 12 7 


30 





1391 


12 





6 10 


2 10 






824 


6 2 





5 5 


2 8 






90 11 10 












28 5 1 






19922 


226 18 


4 


153 1 


67 6 9 


150 





735 


19 5 


6 


20 13 2 


66 11 7 






192 


4 1 


9 


8 5 11 


14 9 


40 





488 


14 6 





15 5 


23 4 






310 


7 7 





5 


10 






453 


6 6 





5 


2 






120 


1 15 





2 


1 14 6 


66 





44 


1 5 


6 


11 


9 6 


65 





257 


6 17 


3 


6 13 8 


5 1 






425 


5 18 


6 


4 16 7 


2 1 


15 





102 


2 10 





5 


10 


15 





264 


4 9 


4 


5 5 




33 





795 


9 10 





7 10 


17 7 






165 


2 14 





2 2 


14 7 






207 


4 6 


6 


2 10 


3 9 7 






322 


5 14 





4 15 


2 


87 





454 


10 





8 4 6 


7 6 9 






130 


5 5 





5 15 3 


3 2 


80 





137 12 7 












9 10 6 






5458 


111 11 


4 


103 16 3 


128 2 1 


331 





1054 


45 1 


3 


82 7 2 


48 3 






632 


16 13 





14 4 8 


3 17 8 


35 


10 


501 


27 8 





22 19 10 


53 15 2 







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223 



CIRCUITS. 

Kingswood 

Banwell 

Weston -super- Mare • 

Stroud 

Dursley 

Stonehoose 

Thombury 

GloQcester 

Tewkesbary 

Malvera 

Cheltenham 

Newport 

Risca 

Cardiff, Wesley, &c. . 

„ Loadoan-Sqnare, 

&c. , 

Pontypridd 

Bridgend ••« 

Monmouth 

Ross 

Chepstow 

AbergaTenny • • • • . 

Pontypool < 

' Ledbury 

Hereford • • 



Less by Expenses. . • , 
Totals 

XIII. Bath DittrieU 

Bath 

Bradford-on- ATon 

Midsomer- Norton 

Frome • 

Warminster 

Melksham 

Derixes 

Shepton- Mallet 

Castle-Carey 

Sherborne 

YeoTil 

Weymouth 

Portland 

Dorchester • . 

Shaftesbury 

Blandford 

Glastonbury 

Additional Subscriptions 



Less by Expenses.., 

Totals 

XIY. Swamea District, 

Swansea , 

Gower 

Neath , 





Yearly 


1 


Congreg 




Meetings 




Nos. 


Collection. 1 


Collection. 


and Subs. 


GranU. 




•£. i. 


d. 


£. i. 


d. 


£. f. d. 


£. s. d. 


648 


10 10 





6 17 


6 


1 3 6 




428 


7 7 





5 6 





1 5 


26 10 4 


265 


7 15 





7 14 


10 


5 19 4 


81 


462 


11 16 


11 


11 10 


3 


15 2 11 


58 6 8 


194 


4 10 





6 





8 


81 3 


229 


4 10 





8 15 





2 1 6 




260 


5 5 


6 


8 10 





18 


31 3 


450 


12 5 





15 





8 17 6 




190 


5 2 


6 


5 2 


6 


4 8 6 




70 


4 2 


6 


4 





12 




608 


19 8 


8 


15 8 


11 


22 17 1 




508 


12 10 





8 18 


6 


11 18 5 




880 


8 15 





8 


2 


6 14 




687 


14 16 


8 


20 7 


9 


8 9 




879 


8 10 





7 15 


5 


2 11 10 




232 


4 





2 3 





8 17 


40 


805 


5 11 


6 


6 5 


6 


19 14 


17 12 


152 


2 6 


6 


2 4 


6 


1 


40 


284 


8 15 





4 





1 2 


53 


185 


4 2 





2 15 





S 8 6 


35 7 


192 


2 14 


6 


2 16 


1 


18 9 


75 8 


832 


10 11 





7 10 





12 




262 


8 12 


7 


8 15 





12 9 


53 6 8 


210 


4 7 


9 


4 8 





15 5 


26 13 4 


245 5 1 






' 








82 17 4 




10844 


262 2 


5 


229 15 


7 


212 7 9 


550 


601 


20 12 





10 1 





29 8 




464 


10 10 





10 





5 19 7 




1026 


14 10 





14 15 





47 19 2 




457 


8 





9 





4 6 7 




114 


2 10 





2 4 





12 




607 


12 





8 6 





5 18 6 


27 10 


191 


2 18 


6 


2 10 





2 5 6 


42 


684 


9 5 





9 12 


6 


2 13 6 


36 


139 


8 2 


6 


2 10 





18 


81 10 


653 


14 14 





6 15 





4 4 4 




275 


5 6 


6 


6 10 


3 6 10 


81 10 


898 


10 





8 6 





2 4 6 




447 


9 9 


6 


8 1 


1 


1 6 3 


18 


444 


7 





5 6 


6 


4 11 6 


25 


644 


9 11 





5 5 


6 


6 18 5 




822 


4 10 





4 





8 


23 


267 


4 14 
6 


7 
8 


4 





8 7 


11 10 


1^5 16 3 
11 4 10 




7683 


149 


8 


116 18 


5 


114 11 5 


246 


877 


11 1 





14 12 


8 


5 10 




185 


8 7 


6 


2 


8 


2 5 


22 10 


283 


7 1 





6 8 


6 


2 12 10 





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CIRCUITS. 

Merthyr-TydTil.... 

Tredegar 

Brynmawr 

Brecon 

Bailth 

Carmarthen 

Llanelly 

Haverfordwest •••• 
Pembroke 

Goginan, &c 

Aberystwyth .... 



Less by Expenses. . . • 

Totals 

XV. South WakiDiMtricU 
(Welsh Preaching,) 

Mertbyr-Tydvil 

Tredegar 

Aberdare 

Treherbert, &c 

Ebbw-Vale, &c 

Cardiff 

Cowbridge • • • • • 

Brecon • 

Llandilo • • 

Carmarthen 

Swansea 

Lampeter 

Aberayron 

St David's 

Aberystwyth 

Tstumtuen 

Machynlleth 

Llanidloes 

Additional Subscriptions 



Less by Expenses. • • . 

ToUls 

XYhN^rth WalesD'uirict. 
{Welsh Preaching.) 

Denbigh 

Rhyl 

Ruthin 

Corwen 

Llangollen 

Coedpoeth 

Llanrwst 

Blaenau- Ffestiniog • • . . 

Abergele 

Conway 

Liverpool 

Holywell 

Bagillt 

Mold 





Yearly 




Congreg. 


Meetings 




tfos. 


Collection. 


Collection. 


and Subs. 


Grants. 




£. *. 


d. 


£. s, d. 


£. *. 


d. 


£. s, d. 


322 


7 16 





5 18 4 


16 11 




286 


5 8 





2 8 






29 14 


403 


5 5 





4 1 3 


J 7 


6 


32 8 


146 
80 


6 
2 18 





6 6 


2 3 





30 12 


104 


6 


2 10 6 


2 16 


6 


20 8 


168 


4 15 


6 


4 


11 1 


8 


80 


610 


14 9 





8 8 5 


9 11 


4 




619 


11 11 





7 3 6 


5 16 


7 


30 


68 


18 





7 






9 8 


71 


1 15 


6 


1 8 6 


1 10 







60 5 


9 












10 13 


4 




3622 


82 1 





65 12 11 


49 12 


5 


205 


203 


8 10 





15 6 


9 6 


6 


25 6 


188 


8 2 





18 


5 1 





18 


195 


3 2 


6 


15 


5 





6 


49 


15 





10 6 


1 





56 4 


239 


6 4 





19 


5 12 





30 


160 


5 





18 6 


13 2 


6 


32 10 


100 


2 12 





11 6 


3 10 





21 


80 


2 8 





15 6 


4 





39 10 


205 


5 





19 


6 15 


6 


25 15 


244 


5 6 





16 


1 5 





30 


254 


8 12 


6 


17 6 


4 4 


4 


8 


166 


8 1 


6 


11 6 


5 12 


6 


29 10 


146 


3 


6 


12 6 


8 13 


6 


34 10 


67 


2 1 





10 6 


1 5 





36 15 


482 


8 4 


6 


I 9 6 


8 5 


3 


18 


853 


4 6 


6 


10 1 


4 





4 15 


545 


6 10 


6 


1 14 


9 





15 10 


440 


6 2 
1 9 






1 2 


7 17 


6 


44 15 


98 10 


7 












15 







4116 


75 6 


6 


15 16 1 


97 15 


7 


470 


247 


5 6 





19 






12 


321 


6 10 





1 10 6 








266 


4 16 





1 2 6 






20 


228 


4 5 





18 6 






20 


337 


5 10 





1 5 






10 


428 


5 15 


6 


1 10 6 








319 


4 10 





1 5 








194 


1 10 





15 6 








374 


5 





1 6 








296 


4 S 





1 4 






10 


870 


18 4 





5 12 








647 


8 2 





2 5 








500 


6 16 





1 15 






20 


437 


9 10 


2 6 






12 



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225 



CIRCUITS. 

Beaumaris 

Amlwch 

Holyhead 

Carnaryon 

Bangor , . 

Tregarth 

Pwllheli 

Barmouth 

Dolgelly 

Llanfyllin 

Llanrhaiadr 

Llanfair 

Hanley 

Loudon, Welsh • • . • 
In the District .... 

ToUls 

XVII. Birmingham and 
Shrewtbury Distriot. 
Birmingham (Cherry- 

Street,&c.) 
„ (Belmont- 

Row, &c.) 
„ (Newtown- 

Row, &c.) 
(We8ley,&c) 

West- Brora wich 

Wednesbury (Spring- 

head,&c.) 

„ (Wesley, 

&c.) . . 

Walsall (Wesley, &c.) .. 

„ (Centenary, &c.) 

Wolverhampton 

Bilston 

Dudley 

Tipton 

Oldbury 

Stourbridge 

Stourport 

Worcester 

Bromsgrove 

Evesham ». . . 

Redditch 

Coventry 

Leamington 

Stratford-upon-Avon . . 

Hinckley 

Shrewsbury 

Madeley • . 

Wellington 

Ketley-Bank 

Ludlow • 

Kington • 

Knighton^ 



Less by Expenses . 
ToUls.. 





Yeariy 




Congreg. 


Meetings 






Nos. 


Collection. 


Collection. 


and Subs. 


Grants. 




£. <. 


d. 


£. s. 


d. 


£. i. 


d. 


£. 


ff. d. 


230 


4 10 





1 









25 





164 


8 7 





19 









25 





380 


8 2 





1 10 













BQl 


7 9 





1 17 









88 





469 


7 8 





1 10 













466 


6 17 





1 6 


6 










390 


4 12 


6 


1 8 









15 





444 


6 5 





1 6 









32 





673 


8 8 





1 9 


6 






28 





407 


7 8 





1 13 













423 


7 10 





1 14 









20 





S06 


6 4 





1 17 









10 





116 


2 
1 6 






1 





109 9 


6 


25 





10373 


170 1 





42 9 


6 


109 9 


6 


822 





1087 


32 9 





29 14 


2 


21 17 


8 






608 


14 12 


4 


10 15 





9 16 11 






590 


11 8 





11 5 





18 









1130 


33 5 


6 


22 


1 


19 7 


6 






924 


22 \5 





24 15 


6 


82 7 


9 






992 


21 





20 1 


4 


8 17 


8 






1263 


30 


1 


80 3 


8 


4 14 


9 






634 


16 10 


6 


33 4 


9 


13 8 


1 






678 


14 16 


10 


21 8 


8 


25 14 


1 






1146 


82 10 





27 19 


2 


12 18 


6 






673 


12 2 





12 3 





1 15 









755 


12 2 





15 11 


2 


3 5 


2 






572 


12 10 





14 11 


10 


4 12 


6 






273 


6 14 





7 11 





2 2 


6 


25 





630 


12 17 


6 


17 





2 8 









317 


8 





12 18 


11 


14 14 


9 






360 


7 17 


6 


7 7 


6 


8 9 


8 


20 





194 


2 12 


6 


3 1 


6 


5 5 


1 


85 





294 


4 





8 10 





10 





80 





429 


8 14 





12 9 





3 14 









442 


5 15 





6 10 





1 





22 





412 


13 10 





14 7 


4 


16 17 


1 






167 


2 6 





1 10 









35 





670 


8 2 





6 









27 





245 


5 10 





7 9 


4 


17 


5 


27 





761 


15 10 





15 5 





7 6 









881 


8 15 





10 5 





6 17 


3 






385 


4 10 





5 





1 









375 


4 2 





8 14 





12 





31 





222 


4 2 





4 12 





1 8 





40 





200 


5 7 





4 17 


1 


1 8 





SO 





235 10 


4 














24 19 


2 






17669 


394 5 


9 


417 9 


2 


210 11 


2 


322 


G 



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CIRCUITS. 

XVIII. MaeeU^ld Dit- 
trici. 

Macclesfield 

Aldrrley-Edge, &c 

Buxton 

Whaley-Bridge 

Congleton 

Sandbach 

Nantwich, &c. . • 

Crewe 

Northwich 

Barslem 

TunsUll 

N ewcasUe-under- Lyme 

Longton 

Stafford 

Leek 

Uttozeter 

Cbeadlc 

Market-Drayton 

Less by Expenses. . . . 
Totals 



XIX. Liverpool District, 

LiTerpool (Brunswick, 
&c.) .... 
•, (Cranmer, &c.) , 
„ (Pitt-Street, &c.) 
., (Wesley, &c.) 

Waterloo ........... 

Birkenhead •.••••.,. 

Seacombe 

Chester 

Tarporley 

Mold 

Carnarvon, &c 

Llandudno 

Rhyl 

Holyhead , 

Wrexham 

Oswestry 

Whitchurch 

Warrington 

Runcorn 

Widnes 

Si. Helen's 

Southport 

Ormskirk 

Wigan , 

Preston (Lune-Street,&c) 

Preston (Wesley, &c) . 

Chorley 

Blackpool 

Garstang 

Lancaster 

Newtown 





Yearly 




Congreg. 


Meetings 






Nos. 


Collection. 


Collection. 


and Subs. 


Grants. 




£. M. 


d. 


£. s. 


d. 


£. s. 


d. 


£. 


«. d. 


1243 


34 JO 





22 18 





43 17 


2 






1»9 


5 15 





6 5 


6 


2 10 





55 





145 


5 11 


3 


11 12 





3 9 


9 


30 


10 


302 


6 10 


3 


4 6 


8 


2 13 









590 


18 1 





U 12 





1 13 


6 






220 


4 17 


4 


4 9 


1 


1 10 









533 


13 12 





14 6 





7 14 









477 


9 6 





8 10 


1 


4 2 


6 






772 


17 





16 4 


7 


3 19 


2 






1042 


28 17 


6 


19 3 





4 4 









953 


17 15 





15 9 


9 


2 10 









1007 


18 





12 10 


4 


3 18 


2 






452 


10 





9 10 





2 2 


6 


44 





516 


9 





11 9 


4 


4 3 


1 


60 





1123 


26 10 





17 





6 16 


4 






355 


5 18 





8 





4 6 


8 


9 





202 


4 8 


6 


2 8 


8 


3 12 


7 


30 


10 


166 


8 9 





3 8 


9 






36 





103 2 


6 














10 7 


6 






10297 


233 10 


199 3 


9 


92 14 


11 


265 





1348 


60 





42 16 


4 


67 14 11 






501 


17 10 





14 2 





5 10 


9 






905 


47 1 


6 


44 7 


2 


55 10 


3 






911 


34 





22 


6 


16 10 


6 






136 


14 12 





20 15 


2 


36 2 


4 






828 


29 7 


7 


34 12 


11 


85 11 


7 






169 


5 16 





9 11 


6 


3 18 





58 





515 


19 5 


10 


18 18 


2 


5 19 


4 






313 


7 8 


2 


6 18 


2 


1 14 


3 


10 





164 


4 2 





3 6 


8 


2 1 


6 


38 





44 


1 6 


6 


1 12 


3 






22 





47 


1 10 





2 12 


e 


1 19 


6 






41 


1 1 





1 5 





4 









90 


2 1 





1 10 


6 






1') 





295 


7 7 





7 18 


6 


2 16 


7 






155 


1 10 





2 5 





2 5 





45 





453 


9 7 





8 19 


3 


2 9 


10 






55t 


16 





14 





5 1 


3 






829 


20 





13 





11 


() 






2o7 


7 7 





8 1 


5 


2 5 


9 






8h4 


19 14 





28 14 


5 


38 


9 






518 


30 





41 11 


7 


198 15 


2 






43ri 


10 17 





8 6 


2 


2 17 





35 





547 


10 10 





12 13 





2 19 





32 





927 


20 





26 1 


6 


11 15 


6 






842 


15 





16 19 


10 


28 9 









445 


11 





8 2 


9 


12 11 









336 


14 1 





13 10 


6 


11 7 


1 






190 


4 2 





6 4 





1 19 





73 





635 


10 





12 16 


7 


2 11 


9 






320 


4 





5 8 


7l 











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227 



CIRCUITS. 
Welshpool 



Less by Expenses. 
Totals 



XX. Manchester District, 
Manchester (Oldham- 

Street^c.) 
„ (Irwell-Su, 
&<♦.) .. 
,, (Grosvenor 

Streei,&c.) 
,, (Great 

Bridgewater- 
Street,&c.) 
. „ (Oxford- 
Road, &c.) 
„ (Radnor- 
Street, &c.) 
„ (Gravel- 
Lane, &c) 
„ (Cheetham- 
HiU, &c.) 
. „ , (Welsh, &c.) 

Altrincham . . •. 

Stockport (Tiviot-Dale, 

&c.) 

„ (Hill-Gate,&c.) 

New-MUls 

Glossop 

Ashton-under-Lyne .... 

Hyde 

Oldham (Manchester- 
Street, &c.) 
(Wesley, &c.) 
Saddleworth 



Less by Expenses. 
ToUls 



XXI. Bolton District, 
Bolton, (BridKe-St., &c.) 

„ (Wesley, &c.) .. 

„ (Fam worth, &c.). 

„ (Park-Street, &c.) 

Rochdale (Union- Street, 

&c.) ...... 

„ (Wesley, &c.). 

Hey wood 

Burnley 

Padiham 

Bury 

Blackburn 

Haslingden 

Accrington 

Bacup 



Nos. 
291 



14926 



1078 
\559 
U89 

983 
6H 



14442 



1343 

1050 

633 

517 

919 
728 
210 

1204 
637 
963 

1118 
772 
870 

1026 



Yearly 
Collection. 
£. «. d. 
4 12 



460 7 7 



36 10 

36 11 6 

44 9 9 

38 

34 11 



962 


33 


4 





927 


32 


9 


6 


561 


35 








242 


3 


8 





630 


38 


17 


3 


919 


29 


5 





819 


16 


10 





«33 


9 


14 





530 


6 


6 





760 


12 


17 





846 


6 


1 


7 


799 


23 








461 


10 


10 





240 


6 









451 4 6 



87 12 

^5 

15 12 

18 1 '0 

20 

17 13 10 
8 5 6 

31 6 6 

10 

23 
20 10 6 

18 12 10 
18 6 5 

24 

p2 



Congreg. 
Collection. 
£. #. d. 
7 5 



466 6 5 



33 15 6 

17 19 5 

82 15 7 

49 5 5 

30 19 7 

36 4 10 

82 6 4 

38 6 7 



17 
35 



25 4 10 
15 10 1 

7 10 

5 6 
11 12 

7 12 



20 

14 8 6 

4 14 2 



419 8 8 



28 3 6 

22 10 6 

11 8 4 

17 19 



12 11 

13 9 
3 5 

24 11 

9 5 

21 15 

21 12 

22 15 
22 13 



54 13 10 



Meetings 
and Subs. 
£. s. d. 
6 7 



629 4 1 

43 16 



585 8 1 



21 1 11 
17 5 
28 17 10 

57 9 2 

19 14 1 

13 7 4 
19 4 2 

73 19 

17 
42 6 8 

35 6 5 
3 3 

10 

1 16 
3 10 6 

8 2 3 
3 6 6 

2 



351 9 7 
27 11 2 



323 18 5 



44 12 11 

21 4 2 

6 18 

19 10 2 

8 14 



15 
43 2 

2 5 
42 6 

5 19 
16 12 6 
25 7 3 
46 18 4 



Grants. 
£. s. d. 
82 



360 



26 10 



40 
30 



34 10 



131 



30 



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1870. 



CIRCUITS. 

Rawtenstall 

Coloe 

Barrowford, &c 

Clitheroe •• 

Leigh 



Less by Expenses .... 
Totals 



Nos. 

774 
623 
395 
467 
484 



XXIL Halifax 1^ Brad- 

ford Dittrict. 
Halifax (South-parade, 
&c.).... 
„ (Wesley, &c.) 
Huddersfield (Queen- 
Street, kc) 
„ (Buxton- 

Road, &c.) 

Holmfirth 

Sowerby- Bridge • • . • 

Stainland • . • 

Todmorden 

Hebden- Bridge 

Denby-Dale 

Bradford (Kirkgate, &c.) 
„ (Manningham, 

&c.) 

,, (Eastbrook, 

&c.) 

„ (Great Horton, 
&c.) 



Keighley 
Bingley .... 
Shipley .... 
Charlestown . 
Skipton .... 
Addingham, , 
Cross Hills.. 
Grassington 
Settle 



Less by Expenses. 
Totals 



XXIII. Leeds Dittrict, 

Leeds (Brunswick, &c.). 

Headingley Theological 
Institution 

Leeds (Oxford-pl., &c.) 
ff (Headingley, &c.) 
„ (St. Peter's, &c.). 
„ (Wesley, &c.) .. 

Bramley 

Wakefield 

BirsUl 

Morley 



14783 



615 
973 

843 

1129 
750 
833 
874 
604 

1108 
261 

1179 

769 

1668 

1041 

2344 

1034 

882 

66 

454 

202 

401 

233 

450 



18218 



1793 



1370 
359 
1166 
1247 
1150 
1227 
1350 
512 



Yearly I Congreg. 
Collection. | Collection 
£. #. d. 
10 14 7 



9 14 8 

7 5 

6 18 

9 5 



336 17 10 



15 
21 2 6 

16 16 



22 

11 

12 

5 15 9 
7 10 

16 3 

3 16 6 

31 

21 4 6 

34 10 

15 18 9 

38 4 

10 15 2 

11 15 6 
19 9 
9 

2 5 

6 18 2 

3 

7 8 7 



324 13 2 



67 

1 

42 8 

15 10 

82 3 8 

24 16 
28 18 6 

25 9 
30 2 
11 5 



£. *. d. 

14 4 3 

12 10 

7 7 6 

6 8 

11 10 



338 7 



18 2 5 
23 8 10 

15 2 6 



19 7 

9 12 
18 

4 10 6 

7 
13 5 

8 10 
22 4 



23 16 9 
26 13 10 



16 15 

41 12 
9 7 

15 1 
4 4 
8 18 9 
4 
4 17 
2 5 
8 11 5 



315 7 10 



42 3 10 



28 2 3 

8 13 6 

26 7 6 
10 16 
28 2 10 

27 
24 10 

8 2 



Meetings 
and Subs. 
£^ s, d, 
6 3 

1 18 

2 II 5 
1 10 
8 6 



298 11 
29 18 



268 12 10 



28 9 
24 10 

11 19 7 



15 11 

2 10 
15 1 

6 

2 10 

8 14 

1 12 6 
50 19 10 



10 6 8 

7 5 4 

24 12 

80 17 7 

11 14 6 
14 8 8 

7 7 
1 4 

1 

2 15 



52 4 2 



14 12 10 
8 16 8 

17 2 6 

34 8 2 

64 2 8 

21 3 6 

20 13 6 

15 19 6 



GranU. 



27 7 4 



57 7 4 



25 



45 10 
45 10 



2 5 
11 17 11 


43 
13 18 11 


348 13 4 
33 17 6 




309 15 10 


172 18 11 



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1870. 



229 



CIRCUITS. 

Dewsbury 

Ossett, &c 

Knaresborough . . . . 

Harrogate 

Otley 

Pateley- Bridge .... 

Pontefract 

Caatleford 

Cleckheaton 

YeadoD 

Woodhouse QroTe. . 



Less by Expenses. . • . 
Totals 

XXIV. Sheffield District, 

Sheffield (Carver-Street, 

&c.) 

„ (Norfolk-Street, 

&c.) 

„ (Ebenezer, &c.) 
„ (Tborncliffe,&c.) 

Chesterfield 

Bakewell 

Bradwell 

Rotherham 

Wath-upoD-Deame .... 

Doncaster •••.. 

Barnsley 

Retford 

Worksop 

Less by Expenses .... 
ToUls 



XXV. Nottingham and 
Derby District, . 

Nottingham (Halifax- 
place, itc.) 
„ (Wesley.&c.) 

Ilkestone 

Mansfield 

Newark 

Bingham 

Leicester • 

Melton- Mow bray 

Oakham 

Stamford 

Grantham • • 

Peterborough 

Loughborough 

Castle-Donington 

Derby 

Ashbourne 

Belper •••.....*• «.. 
Ripley 





Yearly 


Coogreg. 


Meetings 




Nos. 


Collection. 


Collection. 


and Subs. 


Grants. 




£. M. d. 


£. s. 


d. 


£. s, d. 


£. s. d. 


996 


21 11 3 


22 8 


7 


27 2 7 




486 


6 9 3 


8 8 


10 


4 16 




607 


12 


9 15 





14 1 




287 


11 10 


13 6 


8 


13 10 




880 


18 10 


15 





14 11 6 




822 


8 13 


8 14 


5 


4 


30 


S6f} 


25 17 


26 6 


9 


24 18 5 




449 


7 16 


6 17 





6 9 




416 


8 7 


7 5 





17 12 5 


40 C 


385 


7 6 9 


5 17 





9 5 9 




652 


10 1 2 


11 10 


3 


11 15 4 




397 5 6 












42 15 2 




16970 


416 6 8 


339 2 


5 


354 10 4 


70 


992 


47 1 1 


86 1 


2 


123 15 8 




1777 


60 10 


52 17 


3 


111 7 10 




975 


24 15 8 


25 


3 


74 10 8 




347 


10 12 


6 1 


6 


17 18 9 




657 


10 15 


11 5 


4 


3 14 1 


45 


96 


2 10 


3 


3 


2 9 


58 11 8 


423 


4 


3 10 





12 6 




753 


22 10 


21 





40 18 




740 


13 14 9 


12 3 


6 


2 6 7 




1503 


26 


30 2 


6 


8 14 8 




764 


17 15 


18 3 





20 5 2 




1125 


22 5 


17 16 





15 3 9 




505 


9 10 


9 





3 5 7 


58 10 


425 1 10 












26 6 10 




10657 


271 18 6 


246 


9 


898 15 


162 1 8 


1237 


24 10 


25 8 





2 14 




1243 


24 17 U 


26 11 


9 


2 8 11 




893 


5 10 


6 5 


10 






925 


15 12 6 


12 16 


9 


3 17 8 




1065 


28 


17 a 





20 15 9 




400 


6 


5 





1 


37 


965 


22 5 


23 16 


6 


7 8 6 




722 


9 10 


8 10 


6 


1 2 6 




197 


4 


2 12 





12 6 


85 


806 


5 


4 15 





9 7 10 


25 


716 


12 14 


12 8 


10 


2 19 




583 


10 10 


8 10 





18 16 


80 


592 


8 10 


8 1 


6 


1 2 


18 


444 


7 7 


6 15 


9 


1 18 11 


12 12 


1284 


26 10 


26 





2 




176 


4 4 


4 7 11 


18 3 


45 


408 


9 


4 10 





14 4 


28 


315 


7 10 


6 5 


9 




27 



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1870. 



CIRCUITS. 

Ashby-de-la-Zouch 
BartoQ-on-Trent .. 
Mfttlock-Bath .... 



Less by Expenses. . . . 

Totals 

XXVI. Lincoln District. 

Lincoln 

Sleaford 

Market-Rasen 

Loutli 

Horncastle. 

Bardoey 

Alford 

Coningsby 

Spilsby 

BoHton 

Wainflect 

Spalding 

Bourne 

Additional Subscriptions. 

Less by Expenses .... 
Totals 



XXVII. Hull District. 
Hull(Waltham.St., &c.) 
„ ( George- Yard, &c.) 

Beverley 

Driffield 

Howden 

Patrington 

Hornsea 

Orimsby (George- Street, 

&c.) 

„ (Caistor, &c.).. 

Gainsborough 

Epworth 

Snaith 

Goole ■. . . 

Brigg 

Barton-on-Humber .... 
Bridlington 



Less by Expenses. 



Yearly Congreg. 

Nos. I Collection.. Collection. 
£. s. «f.i £. M. d. 



973 I 15 
407 7 17 6 
391 4 



^1 



13742 I 258 7 



J891 

1100 

912 

1579 

1051 

6H 

1401 

539 

812 

1290 

700 

621 

317 



12857 



2508 
1666 
738 
901 
907 
450 
363 

1026 
757 
903 
610 
480 
350 
777 

1524 
937 



Totals 14896 



L 



XXVIIL York Districts 
York (New.Street, &o.). I 1781 



7. &c.). 



943 
801 
904 
980 



47 

17 6 
19 5 
31 

18 
9 9 

29 



7 

12 

27 

12 

. 8 

3 
18 



258 13 11 



77 12 1 

47 10 

16 16 8 

18 9 

20 2 

9 10 

7 17 6 



22 
16 16 
19 

12 5 
10 10 

9 5 

13 
35 5 



20 17 9 



356 9 2 



50 10 

27 10 

22 2 

20 O 



12 15 
9 
5 5 



236 11 1 



41 15 8 
14 6 1 
12 16 1 



18 





13 1 


6 


5 18 


5 


22 2 


2 


5 5 


6 


7 18 


1 


21 8 


5 


6 





7 10 





2 14 





178 15 


11 


41 5 


9 


29 5 


7 


11 5 





20 





IS 


6 


5 


5 


6 6 


lu. 


20 2 


5' 


11 4 


r 


15 0* 





9 





9 10 





7 


3 


7 6 


2 


22 





16 





243 7 





38 6 

1^ io 


11 



Meetings 






and Sub». 


GranU 




£. s. 


d. 


£. s. 


d. 


4 4 


9 






8 18 


10 


40 8 





♦ 




18 





89 12 


6 




8 16 


9 






80 15 


9 


316 





43 14 


1 






2 9 


6 


27 





13 4 


7 


20 





6 


1 






9 14 


2 






3 9 


7 






26 11 









1 10 









7 15 


6 






9 18 


8 






4 19 





38 10 





6 14 


5 


44 10 





1 5 





21 7 


3 


137 5 


6 




17 17 


9 






119 7 


9 


M51 7 


3 


172 3 


3 






52 5 


8 






26 2 


3, 






5 17 lO! 







10 





12 14 


4 


5 1 


6 


2 15 





8 11 


1 


15 5 


4 


4 16 





24 19 


3 


6 4 


2 



82 







30 



362 1 2 
14 17 6 



347 3 8 



90 



14 12 2 
14 10 
13 12 



70 11 11 

35 15 8i 

21 1 4. 

7 1 o! 



18 11 64 10 7 4 6 1 



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231 



CIRCUITS. 

Easingwold 

Helmsley 

Scarborough 

Sherbura 

Filey 

Pickering • 

Kirby-Moorside . . 

Think 

Northallerton . . . , 

Ripon 

Selby 



Less by Expenses. . . . 

Totals 

XXIX. Whitby and 
Darlington District* 

Whitby 

Danby 

Stokesley 

Ouisborough 

Darlington 

Stockton 

Middlesborough , 

Hartlepool 

Barnard-Castle 

fiishop-Anckland ...... 

Middleham 

Hawes, &c 

Richmond 

Recth 

Bedale 



Less by Expenses. 
Totals 



XXX. Newcastle District. 
Newcastle-upon-Tyne 

(Brun8wick,&c.) 

„ (Blen- 

heim-Street,&c.) 

Gateshead 

North-Shields .... 
South-Shields .... 

Blyth 

Morpeth 

Sunderland (Sans- Street, 
&c.) .... 
„ (Fawcett- 

Street, &c) 

„ (Whitburn- 

Street, &c.) 

Houghton-le-Spring. 

Durham .... .^. 

Wolsingham 

Hexham 





Yearly 




Congreg. 


Meetings 






Nos. 


Collection. 


Collection. 


and Subs. 


OranU. 






£. «. 


d. 


£. e. 


d. 


£. 1. 


d. 


£. «. 


d. 


826 


17 8 





8 7 


6 


7 7 


11 






340 


6 10 





2 3 





1 





15 





1159 


SO 





20 17 


4 


14 3 


8 






534 


11 5 





5 





4 5 


10 






374 


9 14 


5 


6 18 


9 


16 14 


9 






630 


10 13 


7 


4 19 


11 


2 9 


3 


40 





678 


11 2 





4 14 





1 









616 


13 





7 5 





8 5 









496 


9 


3 


6 10 





12 16 


3 






985 


16 15 





IS 7 





7 7 


3 






1176 


32 8 


2 


20 9 


4 


52 15 


4 






263 16 


2 














23 13 


8 






13123 


306 9 


11 


191 15 


9 


240 2 


6 


55 





815 


19 9 


7 


12 15 


4 


19 8 


2 






382 


6 4 


1 


3 11 


1 


2 10 









500 


10 10 





7 6 





3 









830 


11 





10 





3 2 









1086 


28 





22 9 


10 


27 13 









765 


18 10 





17 7 





23 15 


10 






704 


14 14 





15 2 


6 


24 14 


2 






602 


13 10 





11 12 





4 11 


1 






944 


11 10 





11 2 


2 


13 6 


3 






1703 


24 10 





17 14 





33 4 


4 






719 


9 11 





6 10 


7 


1 18 


2 


30 





344 


3 10 





2 7 


6 


1 15 


3 


19 





298 


7 





5 6 


5 


25 14 


10 


40 





800 


8 18 


u 


4 4 





2 6 









938 


9 5 





6 7 


8 


8 19 


6 






190 18 


7 














17 


3 






11430 


196 2 


5 


153 Iff 


1 


173 18 


4 


89 





1001 


S6 





24 19 





93 1 


9 






795 


18 18 





18 8 


7 


30 10 


6 






1525 


22 14 


3 


25 12 


1 


49 14 


8 






739 


11 15 


6 


10 16 


9 


7 3 


4 






600 


14 





18 6 


11 


11 


8 






425 


3 10 





3 18 


9 


6 I 









160 


3 





1 17 





1 11 


6 


50 





864 


24 





16 11 


3 


20 7 


2 






637 


15 10 





11 10 


6 


17 3 


6 






380 


5 





6 10 


6 


2 2 


6 






867 


11 8 





11 13 


10 


16 10 


5 


/■ 




1201 


13 





13 6 





35 14 


3 






1212 


13 


4 


10 2 


2 


11 18 


10 






829 


8 





6 1 


2 


4 2 





•2 





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1870. 



CIRCUITS. 

Shotley. Bridge 

Alston •■•••• ..•••••• 


Nos. 

1203 

721 

563 

200 

35 


Yeariy 

Collection. 

£. #. d. 

12 

4 8 6 

4 16 6 

2 4 

18 


Congreg. 

Collection. 

£. s. d, 

11 

3 10 

2 I 

1 16 8 

17 9 


Meetings 

and Subs. 

£. #. d. 

1 12 

6 17 7 

6 17 8 

5 


Ora 
£. 

25 

20 
48 


nts. 
«. d. 




AUendale-Town 

Alnwick 





Berwick 


4 11 






Less hy Expenses. . . . 


328 14 
SO 15 


4 
6 




Totals 


13957 


223 18 


1 


198 19 


11 


297 18 


10 


163 


4 11 






XXXI. Carlule Disirici. 
Carlisle 


374 
295 
421 
183 
372 
548 
857 
301 
442 
650 
32 


9 

3 10 

4 15 

8 8 
7 18 
6 7 

17 10 

5 5 

6 5 

9 7 
1 8 




4 

4 
9 

6 

6 



4 16 
2 

4 
2 

5 
5 10 

11 16 

2 8 

10 

14 9 

10 


6 
6 
5 

1 



6 

11 



8 4 

1 9 
4 10 

2 15 

7 2 

8 1 
10 

1 
4 2 
4 19 


4 
5 
8 

9 
.5 


7 
5 


27 
30 

33 
28 

55 
22 
20 
61 





Brampton ••.•• 





Whitehaven • . 




Workington • • . . • 





Csckermouth, &c 

ADpleby 





Penrith • • 




Wigton 





Kendal 





Ulverstone ■••••... •••• 





Dumfries 


14 10 






Less by Expenses. . • . 


47 5 
10 17 

36 7 


7 
9 

10 




ToUls 


4475 


74 15 


5 


62 11 


11 


276 


14 10 






XXXII. UUofMan 

DittricU 

Douirlas .............. 


879 
600 
800 
561 


20 
5 14 

14 11 
8 








18 16 

4 5 

5 10 
5 10 


6 


9 


7 

1 10 

2 
2 8 


3 


6 


27 
36 
18 




Castletown ' 





Ramsay •• •. 





Peel 









Less by Expenses. . . . 


12 18 
7 8 


9 
6 




Totals 


2840 


48 5 





34 2 


3 


5 10 


3 


81 









XXXIII. Edinburgh and 

Aberdeen DietricU 
Edinburgh *.•.«•««••*■ 


501 
80 
36 
88 

624 

257 

309 

210 
9^ 
118 
351 
46 
161 
301 


16 10 
2 4 

10 

1 10 
16 1 

6 10 

7 5 

5 
1 

1 10 

2 15 
1 

4 2 

5 15 



6 
6 


0! 

1 
9 

Oi 
Oi 
6 
6 

01 



10 13 
1 1 

10 

1 
6 7 

2 
4 6 

3 4 
10 

10 

1 1 
1 11 
17 

4 12 


3 



7 



2 

7 



6 

8 


IG 16 
2 1 

10 
12 17 

4 8 

22 6 

6 

1 18 

15 
14 

7 


1 
2 


3 

10 

7 

3 
3 


9 




51 
19 
18 

20 
18 

L^ 

27 




Leiih 


6 


Dunbar ..•• 


11 6 


Oreenock •••• 





Glasgow (John-St., &o.) 
„ (St. Thomas'B, 

&c.) 

„ (Cathcart-Road, 
&c.) ...... 

„ (Claremont- 
Street, &c.) 
Dumbarton 




Airdrie 





Wallacestone 


8 


Stirling 


10 


A«r- 





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233 



CIRCUITS. 

Dundee (Ward-Road, 
&c.) .... 
„ (Wellington- 

Street, &c.) 

Penh 

Arbroath, &c.. 

Banff 

Invemeas 



Less by Expenses. . . . 

Totals 

XXKIY,— Zetland-Islet 
District, 

Lerwick 

Dunrossness 

Walls 

North-MaTin, &o 

Northlsles 

Totals 





Yearly 


Congreg 




Meetings 




Nos. 


Collection. 


Collection. 


and Subs. 


Grants. 




£. *. rf. 


£. s. 


d. 


£. s, d. 


£. M, d. 


252 


5 11 6 


2 2 


6 


3 9 




84 


1 16 6 


10 


6 




20 


64 


1 15 


12 


8 


19 4 


40 


74 


1 19 


13 







36 


188 


2 11 4 


2 12 


2 


2 4 3 


39 12 


50 


1 7 


1 1 







39 12 




81 12 6 












7 14 11 




8890 


86 15 4 


45 16 


7 


73 17 7 


396 19 6 


459 


1 17 10 


2 





12 6 




368 


17 6 


1 2 





4 6 




579 


1 15 


1 8 





9 




201 


14 


9 





8 




225 


10 


4 


6 


11 1 




1832 


5 14 4 


5 3 


6 


2 5 1 








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GENERAL SUMMARY OF THE ORDINARIES. 1870 



DISTRICTS. 

First London .... 

Second London . . 

Bedford and North- 
ampton 

Kent 

Norwich and Lynn 

Oxford 

Portsmouth.. .... 

Channel Islands.. 

Devonport 

Cornwall 

Exeter 

Bristol 

Bath , 

Swansea 

South Wales .... 

North Wales .... 

Birmingham and 
Shrewsbury .... 

Macclesfield .... 

Liverpool 

Manchester 

Bolton 

Halifax and Brad- 
ford 

Leeds 

Sheffield 

Nottingham and 
Derby 

Lincoln 

Hull 

York 

Whitby and Dar- 
lington 

Newcastle 

Carlisle 

Isle of Man 

Edinburgh and 
Aberdeen 

Zetland Isles .... 

Ireland 

Totals 





Yearly 




Nos. 


Collection. 




£. i. 


d. 


13043 


417 14 


6 


14375 


478 


8 


11522 


197 11 


6 


6426 


150 9 


8 


6538 


113 





6392 


112 3 





5562 


117 2 





4079 


73 2 


2 


8077 


144 11 


10 


19922 


226 18 


4 


5458 


HI 11 


4 


10844 


262 2 


5 


7683 


149 


3 


S622 


82 1 





4116 


75 6 


6 


10373 


170 1 





17659 


394 5 


9 


•10297 


238 


10 


14926 


460 7 


7 


14442 


451 4 


6 


14733 


336 17 


10 


18213 


324 13 


2 


16970 


416 6 


3 


10657 


271 18 


6 


13742 


268 7 





12857 


258 13 


11 


14896 


356 9 


2 


13128 


306 9 


11 


11430 


196 2 


5 


13957 


223 18 


1 


4475 


74 15 


5 


2840 


48 5 





3890 


86 15 


4 


1832 


5 14 


4 


848471 


7585 


8 



Congreg. 
Collection. 
£. #. d. 
875 4 2 
501 7 3 



179 4 
146 2 
100 13 
181 5 

107 17 
76 14 10 

118 19 6 
153 1 

108 16 8 
229 16 '7 
116 18 5 

65 12 11 
15 16 1 
42 9 6 

417 9 2 

199 8 9 

466 6 6 

419 S 8 

338 7 

315 7 10 
839 2 5 
246 9 

236 11 1 
178 15 11 
243 7 
191 15 9 

158 16 1 

198 19 11 

62 11 11 

34 2 3 



45 16 
5 8 



6556 12 U 



Meetings 
and Subs. 


GranU 




£. *. 


d. 


£. 


t. 


d. 


464 12 


5 


200 


10 





583 16 


1 


285 








117 


5 


847 


19 


6 


172 14 


11 


150 


8 


4 


67 10 


9 


550 








154 11 


4 


436 








94 15 


7 


386 








166 1 


11 


76 








111 6 


11 


257 








67 6 


9 


150 








128 2 


1 


831 








212 7 


9 


550 








114 11 


5 


246 








49 12 


5 


205 








97 15 


7 


470 








109 9 


6 


322 








210 11 


2 


822 








92 14 


11 


265 








585 8 


1 


360 








823 18 


5 


181 








268 12 


10 


57 


7 


4 


309 15 10 


172 18 11 


354 10 


4 


70 








898 15 





162 


1 


8 


80 15 


9 


816 








119 7 


9 


151 


7 


3 


847 8 


8 


90 








240 2 


6 


55 








173 18 


4 


89 








297 18 


10 


163 


4 


11 


S6 7 


10 


276 


14 10 


5 10 


3 


81 








78 17 


7 


396 


19 


6 


2 5 


1 












650 








6633 9 





8772 12 


8 



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2.— EXTRAORDINARIES. 



(1.)— REMOVALS. 

£. 8. d. 

Rev. James Whitehead, from Dunster to Manningtree 2 

T. J. Macartney, from Walsall to Glasgow, and thence to Rick- 

mansworth 3 10 

J. Bonham, from Marazion t« Sevenoaks 2 

Joseph H. Skewes, from Dumfries to Aylesbury 4 

J. S. Vickers, from Manningtree to Huntingdon 3 10 

Thomas Burrows, from Middleham to Walsingham 4 5 

Samuel Brown, from Newcastle-dnder-Lyme to Methwold 3 

R. W. Broomfield, from Reeth to High-Wycombe ..'. 10 

T. Rigby, from Alnwick to Cbipping-Norton 3 10 

T. Stephenson, from Daventry to Kilkhampton 3 

W. J, Dawson, from Warminster to St. Columb 4 

Joseph Bentley, from South-Molton to Helston 2 

J.A.Hemsworth,fromAudover to St. Ives, and thence to Monmouth 4 

Peter Jones (b), from Portraadoc to Ebb w Vale 6 

Thomas Phillips, from Aberystwyth to Brynmawr 10 

D. Roderick, from Brynmawr to Aberayron 3 

W. Jones, from Llanrhaiadr to London 6 

B. Burrows, from Zetland to Bloxwich : 5 

J. Pinkney, from Gwennap to Kington 3 

J. Turvey, from Huntingdon to Todmorden 3 15 

E. A. Wain, from Inverness to Wath 4 10 

W. Jackson (b), from Chipping-Norton to Bourne 3 

Major F. Peet, from Stirling to Barton 5 

J. Malvern, from Morpeth to Middleham 3 

S. J. Smith, from Guildford to Blyth 118 

C. J. Barton, from Haddenham to Wigton 2 

T. Rising, from St. Mawes to Kendal 4 10 

G. H. Chambers, from Cheadle to Stirling 7 

J. W. Moody, from Lymington to Arbroath 3 

J. Symes, from Kilmarnock to Montrose 1 

R. Webb, from North Isles to Banff 9 

£129 18 

(2.)— AFFLICTIONS. 

£. 8. d. 
Late Rev. J. Tidyman, (Manningtree,) for severe and protracted 

affliction "i 30 

Ditto, Funeral Expenses 12 

Rev, W. B, Dennis, (Ipswich,) for heavy family affliction 25 

Late Rev. W. J. Handcock, (Ricksmans worth,) for long and fatal 

affliction 25 

Ditto, Funeral Expenses 12 

Rev. J. Aldis, (Alton,) for severe domestic affliction 15 

S. Lucas (b), (St. Neots,) for severe affliction 15 

H. Keet, (Towcester) 10 

R. Bond, (Northampton,) for distressing family affliction 15 

F. Barker, (Market-Harborough) 6 

A. Taylor, (Oundle) 10 

Late Rev. J. Crawshaw, (Kettering,) Funeral Expenses 12 

Rev. H. J. Thomas, (Tentefden,) for very severe family affliction... 30 

E. Blake, (Sheerness) 10 '" 



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AFFLICTIONS,— Coittwiitfrf. 

Rev. W. G. Pascoe, (Maidstone) 5 O 

C. Bingant, (Sittingbourne) 5 

J. VV. Dawson, (Sittingbourne,) for continued domestic affliction... 15 

U. Butters, (SwafTham,) for fatal family affliction 15 

S.Brown (a), (Thetford) 5 

W. Fox, (Mildenhall,) for personal and family affliction 15 

D. Naylor, (Ely) 10 

R. W. Broomfield, (High-Wycombe) 8 

A. D. Cope, (Southampton,) for severe and fatal family affliction. 20 

Jabez Iredale, (Kingsbridge,) for severe personal affliction 18 

S. Brown (b), (Redruth,) for expensive personal and family 

affliction .-. 20 

J. A. B. Harry, (Falmouth) 10 

F. Hunter, (St. Agnes,) for fatal family affliction 12 

J. Lamplough, (Axminster,) for severe personal affliction 15 

£. Stokes, (Bridport,) for personal and domestic affliction 12 

J. Harris, (South-Molton,) for severe and fatal family affliction... 30 

B. Ridsdale, (Stroud,) for fatal family affliction 15 

M. P. Gilbert, (Dursley) 5 

J. Bramley, (Pontypool) 10 

J. E. Doubleday, (Ledbury) 5 

J. Danks, (Hereford) 7 

Late Rev. W. S. F. Moss, (Midsomer-Norton,) for long and fatal 

affliction 25 

Ditto, Funeral Expenses 12 

Rev. G. Hagen, (Shaftesbury,) for protracted family affliction 18 

J. Pearce, (Pembroke) 5 

J. Herbert, (Tredegar) 8 

James Jones, (St. David's,) for severe family affliction 12 

Robert Jones (c), (Ysturatuen,) for continued family affliction ... 12 

Thomas Morris, (Conway,) for severe family affliction 12 

Richard Williams, (Holywell,) for protracted affliction 15 

John Evans (a), (Beaumaris) 8 

John Pierce, (Pwllheli) 8 

R. Sergeant, (Worcester,) for protracted family affliction 15 

H. Geach, (Coventry,) for severe and protracted family affliction. 30 

II. Laugher, (Hinckley,) for severe personal and family affliction. 30 

Late Rev. J. Hannah, (Shrewsbury,) for fatal affliction 15 

Ditto, Funeral Expenses 12 0-0 

Rev. R. T. Rundle, (Ludlow,) for fatal domestic affliction 20 

Thomas Shaw, (Coiigleton) 10 

J. Inghnm, (Longton,) for severe and protracted family affliction. 25 

John Jones (d), (Oswestry) 10 

C. Pickering, (Manchester, Oxford-Road,) for expensive affliction 25 

Thomas Richards, (Doncaster) 10 

J. L. Ball, (Derby,) for protracted affliction 20 

J. I. Page, (Ashbourne,) for severe affliction 15 

W. R. C. Cockhill, (Matlock-Bath,) for protracted family affliction 20 

G. Buokley, (Coningsby,) for severe family affliction 15 

W. Satchell, (Brigg,) for protracted and severe family affliction... 20 

J. I. Muff, (Malton,) for protracted personal affliction 15 

J. T. Harwood, (Sherburn) 10 

W. M. Armistead, (Bishop- Auckland,) for severe and protracted 

family affliction 25 

James Faulkner, (Bedale) 10 



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AFFLICTIONS,— C(m/inii*(/. 

£. «. d. 

Late Rev. J. C. Harrison, (Middlesborough,) Funeral Expenses ... 12 

Late Rev. W. Shearman, (North-Shields,) Ditto 12 

Rev. R. Fetch, (Shotley-Bridge,) for severe and protracted family 

afBiction : 25 

Late Rev. J. Newton, (Alston,) for fatal afBiction 25 

Ditto, Funeral Expenses 12 

Late Rev. C. B. Ritchie, (A 11 en dale-Town,) Ditto 12 

Rev. R. N. Barritt, (Workington) 10 

Late Rev. T. M. Fitzgerald, (Ramsay,) for protracted and fatal 

affliction 30 

Ditto, Funeral Expenses 12 

Rev. G. H. Chambers, (Stirling,) for fatel family affliction 15 

John Bell (a), (Aberdeen,) for fatal family affliction 15 

T. Inglis Walsh, (Perth,) for dangerous and protracted affliction. 20 

£1,171* 

(3.)— FURNITURE. 

£, s. d. 

London, (Hackney) 40 

London, (Brixton-Hill) 40 

London, (St John's-Wood) 40 

Bedford, etc 40 

Aylesbury 40 

Falmouth 40 

Barnstaple 40 

Dunster 40 

Haverfordwest 40 

Pembroke 40 

Mold, (Welsh) 40 

Carnarvon, (Welsh) 40 

Barmouth, (Welsh) 40 

Birmingham, (New-town- Row) 40 

Birmingham, (Wesley) 40 

Wednesbury, (Wesley) 40 

St. Helen's 40 

Sheffield, (Norfolk-street) 40 

Lincoln 40 

Blyth 40 

Hexham 40 

Shotley-Bridge 40 

Alston 40 

Ulverstone 40 

Dundee, (Wellington-street) 40 

£1,000 

(4.)_-M ISCELL A N EOUS. 

£, t. d. 

Supply for the Rev. J. D. Julian, Chelmsford 15 15 

Supply for the late Rev. J. Tidyman, Manningtree 31 10 

Supply, etc., for the Rev. Joh« Bowman, St. Alban's 8 14 3 

Supply for the late Rev. W. J. Handcock, Uxbridge 15 15 

Supply for the late Rev. J. Crawshaw, Kettering 7 17 6 

Rev. T. R. Jones, St. Ives and Huntingdon, for Circuit travelling... 10 



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MISCELLANEOUS,— Co»<j«tterf. 

£, i, d 

Rev. F. Barker, Market-Harborough, for Circuit travelling 10 

Rev. H. J. Thomas, Tenterden, for Circuit travelling 10 

Rev. J. Lewis, Staplecross, for Circuit travelling 10 

Rev. J. Barrowclough, North-Walsham, for Circuit travelling 10 

Rev. U. Butters, Swaffham, for Circuit travelling 10 

Re V. T. J^urrows, Walsingham, for Circuit travelling 10 

Rev. W. Fox, Mildenball, for Circuit travelling 10 

Supply for the Rev. D. Naylor, Ely 7 17 6 

Rev. J. Mann, Andover, for Circuit travelling 10 

Supply for the Rev. J. Iredale, Kingsbridge .*.. 7 17 6 

Rev. W. Piggott, Tavistock, for Circuit travelling 10 

Rev. N. Alston, Okehampton, for Circuit travelling 10 

Rev. W. Baddeley, Banwell, for Circuit travelling 10 

Supply for the Rev. M. P. Gilbert, Dursley 7 17 6 

Supply for the late Rev. W. S. F. Moss, Midsomer-Norton 23 12 6 

Supply for the Rev. Richard Harper, Midsomer-Norton.* 7 17 6 

Rev. P. Parsons, Melksham, for Circuit travelling 10 

Rev. J. Gregory, Shepton-Mallet, for Circuit travelling 10 

Rev. J. Hugill, Dorchester, for Circuit travelling 10 

Supply for the Rev. M. Davenport, Haverford-West 7 17 6 

Rev. I. Jenkins, Merthyr-Tydvil, for Circuit travelling 10 

Rev. J. Rees, Aberdare, for Circuit travelling 10 

Rev. H. Wilcox, Llanidloes, for Circuit travelling 10 

Rev. R. Pritchard, Rhyl, for Circuit travelling 10 

Rev. J. Bartley, Coedpoeth, for Circuit travelling 10 

Rev. M. Thomas, Bagillt, for Circuit travelling 10 

Rev. John Hughes (a), Amlwch, for Circuit travelling 10 

Rev. J. Rought, Evesham, for Circuit travelling 10 

Supply for the Rev. H. Geach, Coventry.. 23 12 6 

Rev. G. Hobill, Stratford-on-Avon, for Circuit travelling 10 

Supply for the late Rev. J. Hannah, Shrewsbury 15 15 

Late Rev. J. Hannah, Shrewsbury, for Qircuit travelling 5 

Rev. R. T. Rundle, Ludlow, for Circuit travelling 10 

Supply for the Rev. H. Holmes, Tarporley 15 15 

Supply for the Rev. F. Payne, Wrexham 23 12 6 

Rev. J. W. Thomas, Newtown, for Circuit travelling 10 

Supply for the Rev. C. Pickering, Manchester, (Oxford-Road) 15 15 

Rev. J. Imisson, Clitheroe, for Circuit travelling 10 

Supply in Halifax, (South Parade) 15 15 

Supply for the Rev. W. D. Barton, Huddersfield, (Buxton-Road)... 15 15 

Rev. H. Badger, Skipton, for Circuit travelling 10 

Rev. J. Cadman, Grassington,' for Circuit travelling 10 

Supply for the Rev. J. W. Close, Leeds, (Wesley, etc.) 7 17 6 

Supply for the Rev. H. M. Rutcliffe, Bradwell 15 15 

Rev. J. W. Roberts, Wath-upon-Dearne, for Circuit travelling 10 

Rev. A. Mackintosh, Oakham, for Circuit travelling 10 

Supply for the Rev. J. L. Ball, Derby 23 12 6 

Supply for the Rev. J. L Page, Ashbourne 15 15 

Supply for the Rev. J. Spenslev, Brigg 7 17 6 

Supply for Rev. J. L Muff, Malton 23 12 6 

Supply for the late Rev. J. C. Harrison, Middlesborough 15 15 

Rev. J. Malvern, Middleham, for Circuit travelling 10 

Rev. G. Smith (c), Reeth, for Circuit travelling 10 

Supply for the late Rev. W. Shearman, North-Shields 23 12 6 

Rev. E. Horton, Morpeth, for Circuit travelling 10 

~)ly for the late Rev. J. Newton, Albion 7 17 



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MISCELLANEOUS,— Cofi/iituif(^. 

Late Rev. J. Newton, Alston, for Circuit travelling 5 

Rev. W. Stevinson (a), AIlendale-Town, for Circuit travelling 10 

Supply, etc., for the late Rev. C. B. Ritchie, Allendale-Town 26 12 6 

Special Grant to Dumfries 15 

Supply for the late Rev. T. M. Fitzgerald, Ramsay *..... 15 15 

Supply for the Rev. T. I. Walsh, Perth 7 17 6 

Official expenses of the Chairmen and Secretaries of Districts 1513 11 

^£986 15 8 



CONTINGENT EXPENSES NOT CHARGEABLE TO CIRCUITS. 

£. *. rf. 
Removal of the Luggage of twenty Supernumeraries and 

deceased niinisters 89 7 6 

Minor District Meeting, Bedford and Northampton District 4 10 

Expenses of Appeal to Conference, Ditto 3 10 

Minor District Meeting, Devon port District 3 

Ditto, North Wales 2 4 

Ditto, Liverpool 116 

Ditto, Sheffield 18 

Ditto, Nottingham and Derby (two) 8 16 6 

Ditto, Newcastle 110 

Ditto, Edinburgh and Aberdeen 6 5 6 

Expenses of mmister summoned to the Hull Conference 3 

Expenses of minister summoned to the Burslem Conference 4 

Expenses in case of discipline, Birmingham and Shrewsbury 

District 29 8 9 

Support of suspended minister, Liverpool District 45 

President's Assistant 84 10 

President's official visits to Scotland, South Wales, and Ireland ; 

postages and other expenses 35 

Expenses of the Secretary of Conference *.... 1 10 

Expenses connected with the Conference Journal 4 

Rev. S. R. Hall's expenses to Ireland 6 

Rev. W. Shaw's expenses to Ireland 5 15 

Rev. John Bedford's expenses to North Wales 1 10 

Rev. W. W. Stamp's expenses to North Wales and the Isle of Man. 2 15 

Deputations interchanging to Welsh District Committees 10 7 6 

Special Meetings of various Committees 48 19 6 

Legal expenses, Parliamentary Papers, etc 5 3 9 

Expenses of July Committee for the Examination of Candidates, 

in part 99 18 7 

Various expenses of stationery, travelling, postages, etc 27 2 

Paid on account of expenses of United Committees of Privileges 

and Education 120 18 11 

Expenses of Lord's-Day Observance Committee 2 

Expenses of Committee on Order and Form of District Business ... 1 14 6 

Examination-Papers for Probationers 11 6 

Cost of Pastoral Address, printing, paper, etc 60 10 

Papers concerning the Yearly Collection 16 5 

District Committee, Minute-books, etc 12 7 4 

Carriage, advertisements, periodicals, etc 27 11 8 

Orphan Child of the late Rev. E. Jennings 9 9 

£798 13 8 



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SCHEDULE B. 

ABSTRACT OF THE INCOME AND EXPENDITURE OF 
THE CHILDREN'S FUND, FOR THE YEAR 1869-1870. 



Treasurers. — The Rev. S. 



D. Waddy, D.D., and 
Mewburn. 



Mr. William 



Dr. 


£. «. 


d. 


To Balance in hand 






from last year 11.006 6 


5 


To interest on the above 


495 5 


8 


To Cash for current de- 






mands on Treasurers 






of Schools' Fund 






for last year, repaid... J 


J,000 





To Balance of Receipts 






over payments in the 






following Districts : — 






London (Second).. 


124 17 


2 


Bedford andNorth- 






amnton 


229 6 
63 8 


6 


Norwich and Lynn 





Oxford 


7 17 


6 


Portsmouth 


74 





Channel Islands... 


149 8 





Devonport 


235 6 


6 


Cornwall 


738 1 
40 14 


9 


Exeter 


6 


Bristol 


85 7 
105 4 


6 


North Wales 


3 


Birmingham 


267 7 


6 


Macclesfield 


158 5 


6 


Manchester 


191 16 
382 





Bolton 





Halifax and Bradford 


621 18 





Leeds 


612 18 


2 


Sheffield 


115 10 





Nottingham and 






Derby 


256 7 


6 


Lincoln 


324 6 


9 


Hull 


333 12 





York 


310 4 


6 


Whitby and Dar- 






lington 


283 5 





Newcastle 


302 9 





Carlisle 


145 16 


6 


Isle of Man 


94 10 


5 


Edinburgh and 






Aberdeen 


.17 16 






^£20,672 5 7 



126 





14 14 


6 


8 12 


6 


38 5 


6 


157 1 


6 


56 1 






Cr. £, *. rf. 

By ' Balance of Pay- 
ments over Receipts in 
the following Districts : — 
Loudon (First) 

Kent 

Bath 

Swansea 

South Wales .. 

Liverpool 56 

By Cash paid the Trea- 
surers of Schools' Fund 
for Boys at the Schools 1,373 
By Cash for Education 
of Children of Super- 
numerary and de- 
ceased ministers 

By Cash for Schools' 
Fund Deficiency on 
the year ending June 

30th, 1870 2,668 

By Cash advanced to 
the Treasurers of 
Schools' Fund, with- 
out interest, to meet 
current expenditure 
for the ensuing year.. 
By Travelling Expenses, 
Carriage, Printing, 
Stationery,Stamp8,etc. 
By amounts due, but 
not paid, in the fol- 
lowing Circuits : — 

Gwennap 

St. Agnes 

Marazion 

Peterborough 

Castletown and Peel 



By Balance in the hands 
of the Treasurers ... 12,355 9 



8 



732 



12 2 



3,000 



31 14 6 



42 19 


6 


30 18 





20 


6 


7 15 


6 


8 13 


5 



^20,672 6 7 



Audited and found correct, 



Burslem, August 9th, 1870. 



ANTHONY SHAW, 
JAMES MALKIN. 



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MANCHESTER, July 26, ISJl. 

John H. James, D.D., President. 
Luke H. Wiseman, M.A., Secretary. . 

Question I. Who are now admitted as Ministers into full 

CONNEXION WITH THE CONFERENCE? 

Answer 1. In Great Britain^ 

(1.) Henry Pritchard, and Samuel Simpson (b), who have 
travelled five years ; 

^2.) John Aldred, Joseph Bailey Alger, John Bell (b), 
William Bell, John William Blackett, Edward Bowman, William 
Brookes, Edward Burton, James George Cocks, Charles A. 
CoUingwood, John Crump, Robert CuUey, William Henry Dale, 
Thomas J. Despr^s, Benjamin Dodd, James Drummond, John 
Evans (c), Alexander F. Fogwell, William Griffiths, Thomas 
Hargreaves, Thomas H, Horrell, Joseph Howard (b), Hugh 
Price Hughes, B.A., Edward Humphreys, John Jones (f), 
Henry F. Kelvey, James Kilvington, Thomas Thornton Lambert, 
Alfred Llewellyn, John Henry Loxley, George Makin, Alfred 
Martyn, William H. Maude, James Morrison, William H. 
Moseley, Thomas Nicholson, Stephen Parkes, James H. Pawlyn, 
George Quiggin, George Sanderson, William Beamish Saul, M.A., 
George England Sheers, B.A., Joseph Shrimpton, George 
Smith (d), Richard Stevens, William Stevinsdn, B.A., Frederick 
B. Swift, Charles Symes, Alfred H. Vine, Henry Hayes Vowles, 
Cornelius Wood ; — 

2. In our Foreign Miesiona^ 

(1.) William C. Webb, who has travelled seven years; 

(2.) William F. Edwards, who has travelled six years ; 

(3.) James Hothersall, who has travelled five years ; 

(4.) Alexander F. Barley, Richard Brown (b), Ben Shaw H. 
Impey, Arthur John Olde Lyle, Enoch Norris Maidment, 
Thomas G. Selby ; 

Also^ Johann Christian Koenig, Giuseppe Carile, Peter G. 
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3. In Ireland^ Hugh Thompson Roulston, James M^Master 
Sayers, Stewart Smith, John Beattie Wallace, M.A., Edward 
Clarke West;— 

Q. II. What Preachers eemain on trial ? 

A. 1. In Great Britain^ 

William Barnes, Olinthus R. Barnicott, Andrew Baxter, 
James Semmens Bellman, Robert Anthony Bilkey, Theodore 
Bishop, Samuel Thomas Bosward, Alfred Brice, George Henry 
Brown, George Hawtrey Cambum, George Charter, Henry 
Horace Clapham, George M. Colledge, Toft Walker Cook, John 
Huntingdon Corson, Robert Corlett Cowell, Richard Crozier, 
William Rhode Davies, W. Theophilus Davison, B.A., Frederick 
Clapham Dugdale, William Dunstan, John Dymond, Alfred 
Elvidge, Josiah Evans, Thomas Featherstonehaugh, Samuel 
Fogg, William Edward Gardner, John Gibson (b), Thomas 
Griffith, Joseph Challoner Harrop, Marshall Hartley, Thomas 
Galland Hartley, George Hepplewhite, Nelson C. Hesk, John 
Hughes (c), Arthur Richard Humphreys, Thomas Jenkin, Silas 
Jones, William Henry Kirkham, John Leal, John Leathley, 
William Boswell Lowther, Thomas J. Macartney, John Martin 
Mangles, William Martin, Josiah Mee, John Nancarrow, Robert 
Beatson Nightingale, Joseph Baker Norton, Robert Odery, 
William Oldfield, Rice Owen, James Parker, Robert Passmore, 
John Percy, John Perrett, William Allen Philips, Henry Pigott, 
Isaac Pollitt, Robert Renton, William Robinson (b), J. Gilbert 
Rogers, Alfred Sargent, George Henry Shafto, Henry Small- 
wood (b), Joseph Symes, Edward Thompson, Charles Edwin 
Wansbrough, William Waters, Alfred Wells, James Whitehead, 
Benjamin Gregory Wilkinson, William S. Winter, John Peters 
Yates, David Young ; — 

[N.B. Daniel Bernard has returned to the French Confer- 
ence ; — ] 

2. In our Foreign Missions^ 

(1.) James C. Fowler, who has travelled four years; 

(2.) James C, Brewer, Philip Callier, Ebenezer Cole, John 
Curtis, Thomas R. Picot, Joseph S. Prior, Joseph Rhodes (b), 
John Rodwell, John Shipstone, Joseph F. Southern, Elijah H. 
Sumner, Robert Tebb ; 

Alsoy John Henry Abeyasekara, Giovanni Annignoni, John 
Allen Campbell, Georg Heinrich Funck, John C. Johnson, 
Joseph S. Eelshall, Samuel L. Lindo, William Gates, IVI. 
Kalyana Raman, John A. E. Smith, Gactano Zocco, Assistant- 
Missionaries ; 

Withy Clement Johns, Johannes Mahongo, Boyce Mama, 
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[William Kama retires, owing to the claims of his tribe upon 
his services, — ] 

3. In Ireland, James Coote, Edward de Courcy, Alexander 
English, John Hill Martin, John Oliver Park, John Oliffe 
Price, Thomas Wiley ; — 

These have travelled three years : 

A. 1. In Great Britain, Samuel Adcock, Robert E. Bam- 
brough, Thomas Barr, James Bolton, John Reeves Brown, 
Joseph Cade, Joseph Henry Cadman, William R. Carlyon, 
Henry W. Catton, John D. Clark, James Clegg, Thomas Cross, 
John Francis Davies, Thomas Dodd, William Greenwood, 
William James Heaton, William Jefferies, John Jones (o), 
John Powell Lowe, Thomas Hardwick Mawson, John Mead, 
William Middleton, James Mohahan, Richard Waddy Moss, 
Thomas Orton, John T. Patey, Moses Roberts, William J. 
Rogers, Edward S. Shelton, Henry Smith, Thomas P. Spencer, 
William W. Spencer, William A. Templar, Henry Epworth 
Thompson, Micnael Thompson, John Turner, John W. Wood- 
lifFe ;— 

2. In our Foreign Missions, John Crawshaw (b), Edward D. 
Dannatt, John R. Dickson, John C. W. Gostick, J. T. Frederick 
Halligey, William Parker, Henry James Quilter, James B. Sharp, 
Alfred J. Silcoz ; 

Also, John Henry Bridgewater, Henry Blackey Warner, 
Jonathan Webb, Assistant-Missionaries ; 

With, Hendrich Fernando, Samuel Thomas King, Henry 
Marthensz, William Murugasu, Native Missionaries ;— 

[N.B. Edwin James Guest, B.A., and William Wynne retire 
for want of health ; — 1 

3. In Ireland^ William Crawford, M.A., Richard Duke, 
John Hadden, Samuel Hutchinson, Robert Samuel Lee, Lindsay 
Parker ; — 

These have travelled two years : 

A. 1. In Great Britain, Charles E. Beecroft, Richard Wallace 
Boyns, John Burnett, George Chapman Coad, James Critchison, 
Joseph Crowther, George Edward Cutting, Robert Dyson (b), 
William P. Ellis, Thomas Evans, John B. Every, William 
Francis Faulding, George G. Findlay, B.A., John Henry 
Goodman, Samuel Gregory, Adam Hann, John Hughes (d), 
George Ingman, James Bourne Jones, Edward Blanchard 
Keeling, William Cassell Kewish, John Kinnings, Charles 
Lester, Robert Lewis (b), Frederick M. Lowry, James Henry 
Marquand, William Mellor, Humphrey Morrison, John Thomas 
Pallister, Isaiah Parker, John Raine, Thomas Rippon, Peter 
Roberts, Thomas Roberts (b), Joseph Robinson, Samuel Owen 

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Scott, Elijah ShoU, Samuel Shrimpton, George Southall, Rut- 
land Spooner, Starkie Starkie, John G. Stuart, John Thackray, 
John Thompson, James Warburton, Charles H. H. Ward, 
George Watson, Joseph Watson, George Woodcock ; — 

2. In our Foreign Missions^ Mortimer Allen, Charles Angwyn, 
Josephus Bishop, Henry Maxwell Cameron, Edward R. Gibbens, 
Thomas Hosking, William Jackson (d), Ezekiel Lones, John 
Milum, Thomas Rae, Jeremiah Sansom, Gardener Scates, 
Archibald* Taylor, John P. Wright; 

Mso^ Carl Christoph Beutenmiiller, Samuel Thomas Brown, 
David Fonseka, James Marrimuttoo Osborn, Daniel Poor Niles, 
Christian Reiz, George Arthur Rose, John Richard Finley TuU, 
Philip Raymond Willenberg, Assistant-Missionaries; — 

3. In Ireland^ Richard Cole, Samuel HoUingsworth, B.A., 
Albert Edward Kinmonth, John Magill, Walter Henry Price, 
Benjamin Ralph, B.A., Samuel Alexander Robertson, Nicholas 
John Warner; — 

These have travelled one yeak : 

Q. III. What Preachers are now received on trial? 

A. 1. In Great Britain^ Philip G. Adair, William Beadon, 
Egbert T. Carrier, John Robinson Cleminson, James Cooling, 
John Davies, James Etchells, Joseph Samuel Exell, Henry J. 
Foster, Griffith Griffiths, John Griffiths, John Hogg, Thomas 
Bealey Jefferies, Edward Lloyd Jones, Richard Jones, William 
Thomas Jones, John Wesley Keyworth, Thomas Law, Charles 
E. Lefeaux, Sidney Mees, Robert Nicholson, Ezra Nuttall, 
Charles Onions, George Parker (b), Jabez Bunting Portrey, 
Allen Rees, Gregory Renton, Thomas Alexander Seed, Edward 
Smith, Theophilus Lupton Taylor ; — 

2. In our Foreign Missions, Alfred L Barley, Enoch 
Biscombe ; 

Also, Albert H. Aguilar, William Shaw Davis, William C. 
Goch, John Andrew de Mell, Gabrielle Martinelli, PhiUp H. 
Nieffer, Christian Parinparayagam, David Jefferson Reynolds, 
Giuseppe Rosa, Gottlieb S. P. Schweikher, Giovanni Battista de 
Sanctis, Simon Peter de Zylva, Assistant- Missionaries ; 

With, James Sakuba, John Sikwebu, James Umjila, Samuel 
Umtimkulu, Native Missionaries ; — 

3. In Ireland, Robert John Ballard, Robert Jamison, George 
Dickson Lindsay, Hugh Davis Murphy, Robert George Roberts. 

Q. IV. What Ministers have died since the last Conference? 

A. 1. In Great Britain, the thirty following: — 

(1.) William Drewett ; who was born in London, February 
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lished Church, but at the age of eighteen or nineteen, when 
resident in Peterborough, he was persuaded to attend the 
Methodist ministry, and was led to a saving knowledge of the 
truth. After some mental conflict, and a severance from almost 
all his early associations, he gave himself wholly to the service of 
Chrisfs Church, entering the Wesleyan- Methodist ministry in 
1833. He laboured in his Circuits with great diligence and 
activity, and with considerable acceptance and success. He was 
a man of discriminating judgment, of solid attainments, and 
intelligent piety ; a sound theologian, well versed in Scripture, 
and an able minister of the New Testament. Having become a 
Wesleyan-Methodist by conviction and choice, after carefully 
investigating our system of doctrine and discipline, he gave to that 
system his firm adhesion, and clung to it with unwavering 
fidelity. During the last few months of his life, his Christian 
character was rapidly matured. The tone of his conversation and 
his whole deportment exhibited '^ the beauty of holiness,^^ and 
showed a growing meetness for ^* the inheritance of the saints in 
light.**^ His last illness was short and severe. Its effects were 
such as to prevent the utterance of anything which might be 
regarded as a dying testimony to the sustaining power of Divine 
grace, but, in intervals of partial consciousness, his mind seemed 
to be occupied with the work that he loved, and j)U one occasion 
he was heard to ejaculate, *^ Lord, save sinners ! "^ He died at 
Heckmondwike, August 12th, I87O, in the sixty-second year of 
his age, and the thirty -eighth of his ministry. 

(2.) Geouge Roebuck ; who was born at Holmfirth, of pious 
parents, in the year 1804, and converted to God at the age of 
nineteen. Manifestly possessed of more than ordinary gifts, he 
was called into the ministry in 1827, and continued in its active 
labours until the year 1865, when, through failing health, he was 
compelled to become a Supernumerary. He was a man of 
unswerving uprightness and integrity, scorning everything that 
was mean, and seeking to walk before God with a *' perfect heart/' 
He vfas endowed with considerable natural abilities, which were 
carefully improved by study ; and as he had the art of making all 
his stores of knowledge tributary to his great work, his ministry 
was eminently instructive, edifying, and powerful. Christ and 
His atoning work were the theme of his ministry, striking a chord 
of delight in his own heart, and in the hearts of his hearers. He 
was wont also, occasionally, to expatiate on the poetical parts of 
the Bible. He retained to the last a deep interest in the cause of 
God : he rejoiced when sinners were converted ; and his sorrow 
was proportionately great when coldness and negligence charac- 
terized professed members of the Christian Church. As a 
colleague, he lived in the confidence and affection of his brethren ; 
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His presence was always welcome in the social circle, where he 
would sometimes greatly delight his friends by singing, in a truly 
devotional spirit, one of the songs of Zion. His last affliction, 
which was painful and protracted, was borne with Christian 
meekness and submission. He found much comfort in our 
incomparable hymns. During the last night of his life, he was 
frequently heard to say, " Abba, Father ; "" " Abba, Father.*" On 
one occasion, he very emphatically said, " All is well, all is well." 
His spirit sweetly passed away to be with Christ, September 6th, 
I87O, in the sixty -sixth year of his age, and the forty-fourth of 
his ministry. 

(3.) William Burt; who was bom at Torpoint, in Cornwall, 
April 17th, 1792. In his nineteenth year he was converted to 
God, and soon afterwards began to preach the Gospel in the 
villages around. In 1816 he was ordained to the work of the 
minintry, and sent to British North America. He laboured there 
and iu Canada twelve years, and then returned to England. He 
laboured, also, in New Brunswick^ and his name is still most 
precious in Fredericton, and in other places in Eastern British 
America. After more than thirty years of efficient service at 
home, he retired to Plymouth, where he died, September 15th, 
I87O. Mr. Burt was endowed with good abilities, which, after 
his conversion, he cultivated very diligently : few men have owed 
less to early instruction, and few have done more to repair the 
deficiency. In history and English theology his reading was 
extensive ; and in most branches of knowledge which it concerns 
a Christian minister to study he made fair proficiency. As a 
preacher, ht was plain, evangelical, and earnest. His sermons 
were always carefully studied, delivered with warmth of feeling, 
and attended generally with much of the unction of the Holy 
Spirit. Thus his ministry was acceptable and useful; it was 
instrumental, abroad and at home, in the conversion of very many. 
He was a diligent Superintendent ; his conscientious attention to 
the details of duty co-operated with a sound judgment to make 
him a valuable administrator wherever he was appointed. The 
work of God, and the care of the Societies, had his whole strength. 
From the beginning of his ministry he was remarkable for 
pastoral visitation ; he had a friendly, social nature, and this made 
pleasant to him what he always felt to be an important duty. His 
incessant and systematic attention to the people in their dwellings 
much aided his public ministry, and gave him everywhere a strong 
hold on the affection of his congregations. IMemorials of that 
daily diligence are to he met with in all the Circuits in which he 
travelled. It was his privilege to labour still in the work he loved 
during the eight years of his retirement at Plymouth. As a 
leader, visitor of the sick, and occasional preacher, he served his 
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afBiction, which tried him all the more because through his long 
career his health had known no real or long interruption. His 
patience was made perfect through suffering ; and he left at the 
close a clear, full, and joyful testimony of his faith in the doctrines 
•which he had preached for more than fifty .years. He departed 
in the seventy-ninth year of his age, and in the fifty-fifth of his 
ministry. 

(4.) Thomas Cocking ; who was early converted to God, 
entered our ministry in 1819, and for more than half a century 
laboured as a faithful and useful servant of Jesus Christ. His 
preaching was plain, practical, and earnest He was gentle in 
disposition, and yet firm in the administration of discipline. For 
the Lord's day he had a high regard, and by the press, the pulpit, 
and his example, sought to promote its better observance. He 
was diligent in visiting the sick, and was greatly beloved. He 
died at Alford, October 6th, I87O, in the eighty-first year of his 
age. 

(5.) William G. Stedman; who was Jborn at Colchester, 
February 17th, 1816. In early life he was the subject of Divine 
impressions, and, while a youth, sought, and joyfully realized, the 
assurance that God had pardoned his sins. In 1839 he was 
accepted as a candidate for the Wesleyan-Methodist ministry; 
and, after travelling five years at home, was appointed a 
missionary to Jamaica, where he laboured for twelve years. 
When failing health compelled him to return to his native land 
and to become a Supernumerary, he chose for his residence the 
place of his birth, where he was affectionately welcomed, and 
where he rendered valuable service as an earnest preacher and 
judicious class-leader. Throughout the whole of his lingering 
illness he never murmured, but was piously and cheerfully 
resigned. He experienced the abounding comfort of the Holy 
Ghost, and, cultivating to the end a penitential consciousness of 
his past sins and of his present unworthiness, he firmly trusted in 
the merits of his Redeemer, exclaiming, with Mr. Wesley, — 

" I, the chief of sinners am, 
But Jesus died for me." 

His weeping family having sung at his request the hymn com- 
mencing, 

" For ever here my rest shall be, 
Close to Thy bleeding side;" 

he exclaimed, " Come, Jesus, come,''' and quickly passed away to 
behold in unclouded vision the glories of his adorable Saviour. 
He died at Colchester, October 13th, I87O, in the fifty-fifth year 
of his age, and the thirty-second of his ministry. 

(6.) James Hosser; who was born at Ilcaton-Norris, near 
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visited with the influences of the Holy Spirit, and realized a 
sense of God^s pardoning mercy. Joining the Methodist Society, 
he found the weekly class-meeting most encouraging and helpful 
to him. At the Conference of 1813, he was accepted as a can- 
didate for the ministry. After forty -one years of uninterrupted 
and faithful labour he became a Supernumerary, but did not cease 
to employ his talents for God and for the well-being of mankind. 
His preaching was intelligent, evangelical, and earnest He was 
naturally agreeable and courteous, diligent and orderly in his 
habits, a model of punctuality, and a strict disciplinarian. But 
his greatest distinction was that he was eminently a ^^ good man."*^ 
" Christ ^' was " his all and in all,'' " his theme, his inspiration, 
and his crown.'' When introduced to strangers, seldom did he 
separate from them without speaking a word for his Saviour, or 
offering prayer on their behalf. He often expressed a desire to 
** cease at once to work and live," and his desire was granted. On 
December 19th, ISJO, though in the eightieth year of his age, 
and in enfeebled health, he attended a cotuige prayer-meeting at 
Barningham, where he had resided for nine years. Having 
returned home, and partaken of some refreshment, he conducted 
family-worship, and almost immediately afterwards joined the 
ransomed company around the throne of God. His last words 
were, " This must be death. You are very kind ; let me go." 

(7.) Render Geach; who was born at St. Columb, in 1815. 
In his sixteenth year he was deeply convinced of sin, and soon 
found peace with God. Saved himself, he became at once con- 
cerned for the salvation of others, and soon began to call sinners 
to repentance. At the Conference of 1836, he was accepted as a 
candidate for our ministry. He was a diligent and careful student, 
an earnest and faithful preacher, and his ministry was useful. At 
the Conference of I87O, he retired from Circuit work, having been 
heavily afflicted during the greater part of the previous year. In 
his severe sufferings he was patient and resigned, saying, " The 
Almighty knows best." He was sometimes tempted by the enemy 
of souls on account of past unfaithfulness, but looking unto Jesus, 
he was blessed with deliverance and peace. During the last two 
or three weeks of his life, his spirit confidently rested on God's 
faithful promises in Christ Jesus our Lord, and he 'expressed 
himself as being " happy." A few days before his departure, he 
desired that a beloved friend should be informed, ^' that he was 
dying in the Lord, and felt himself to be the purchase of the 
Saviour's blood." The night previous to the final one, he exclaimed 
with great vehemence, " Come, I^ord Jesus, and come quickly ! " 
Just as he was dying, he said, ^^ I am going home ! " He 
departed this life, December 24th, I87O, in the fifty -fifth year of 
* '^ age, and the thirty-fifth of his ministry. 

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shire, February 10th, 1814. His conversion took place in his 
seventeenth year, and soon afterwards he began to preach. Having 
been accepted as a candidate for the work of the ministry, he was 
sent to the Hoxton Institution, of which he was one of the earliest 
students, and in which he remained three years. In 1837 he 
went out to Jamaica, and laboured there successfully for six years. 
Being threatened with loss of sight, he returned to England, 
where he travelled in various Circuits with great acceptance. 
Distinguished by great simplicity and earnestness of character, 
firm in his adherence to Methodist law, but exceedingly kind and 
genial in its administration, he won the hearts of the people 
amongst whom he laboured. His preaching was a plain and 
distinct enunciation of central doctrines, and often impressed most 
beneficially those who might have been unaffected by originality 
or brilliance. On his removal to Rochester, at the last Con- 
ference, he appeared to have some years of active service before 
him ; but a disease which probably originated in his missionary 
toils, showed itself in an attack which baffled medical skill, and 
terminated his life on Christmas-day, IB70. The great suffering 
which attended his illness produced much depression and gloom, 
brightly relieved, however, by expressions indicative of his con- 
scious peace with God, and profound resignation to His will. The 
day before his death, he said, alluding to Christ, ^' He is standing 
by, His face beaming with smiles of reconciliation and love. My 
sufferings are great ; all is well.'' He died in the fifty-seventh 
year of his age, and the thirty-fourth of his ministry. 

(9.) William Morgan (b) ; who was born in the neighbour- 
hood of Darlington, in the year 1840. Under the preaching of 
the Rev. Peter Mackenzie he was led to give his heart to God. 
He became a Local-preacher, and at the Conference of 1865 was 
accepted as a candidate for the ministry, and was received into 
the Theological Institution. He was an amiable man, a blameless 
Christian, a devoted student, a diligent pastor, a faithful colleague, 
and an instructive and acceptable preacher. He died unexpectedly 
at Langtoft, in the Bridlington Circuit, December 26th, I87O. 

(10.) George Patterson; who was born at Willington, in 
the North-Shields Circuit, November 5th, 1813. The son of 
Methodist parents, he was trained in the fear of the Lord. He 
was convinced of sin under a sermon by the late Rev. Hodgson 
Casson, and having found peace with God, at once began to work 
for the extension of the Kingdom of Christ. He entered the 
ministry in the year 1839, and laboured zealously and effectively 
in the Circuits to which he was successively appointed, winning 
the affection both of his colleagues and the Societies. He was a 
diligent and careful student of the Holy Scriptures, and became 
very skilful in handling the '^ sword of the Spirit."" Both in 
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of kindness with sincerity and faithfulness. He was of an 
eminently peaceful disposition, yet was firm in administering the 
discipline of Methodism. At the Conference of I87O, he was 
appointed to the Pocklington Circuit. With his usual zeal, he 
laboured as long as his strength permitted, often going to his 
work in a state of physical weakness and suffering. On November 
13th he preached his last sermon : the text was a favourite one, 
and fitted for the close of his ministry : ^' God forbid that I 
should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.'' On 
the 27th of the same month it became apparent that the time of 
his departure was nigh ; but he was ready. While lingering on 
the border-land, "precious promises'' and verses of hymns were 
oflen on his lips, especially the following :— 

" Jesus, my only hope Thou art, 

Strength of my failing flesh and heart ; 
O let me catch a smile from Thee, 
And drop into eternity !" 

Among his last words distinctly uttered were, *' They are waiting 
— they are waiting ;" and then, with a wave of his hand, he added, 
" Peace and joy for ever." On December 30th, IB70, he passed 
away, in the fifty-eighth year of his age, and the thirty-second of 
his ministry. 

(11.) James Jakrett; who was born at Sheerness, in the 
year 1783. He was called into our ministry, and appointed to a 
Circuit in 1814. Early in his itinerancy, when returning from 
an appointment, he was overtaken by a severe storm, which 
resulted in an affliction that disqualified him for the full work of a 
Circuit. In 1828 he was compelled to become a Supernumerary, 
in which capacity he resided and laboured in the Dover Circuit. 
He died at Dover, January 9th, 1871j in the eighty-eighth year 
of his age, and the fifty-seventh of his ministry. 

(12.) John Newell ; who was born at White-Roding, in 
Essex, January 12th, 1841. He was the son of pious parents, 
and at the age of fourteen '^ subscribed with his hand unto the 
Lord," by drawing up, and signing, a solemn declaration of his 
purpose to serve his parents' God. A few years later, under a 
sermon by the Rev. E. O. Coleman, then a Local-preacher, these 
early impressions were deepened, and he obtained the evidence of 
forgiveness of sins. He was accepted as a candidate for our 
ministry at the Conference of 1862, and having for two years 
enjoyed the advantages of the Theological Institution, subsequently 
laboured with much acceptance in the Higham-Ferrers, St Neots, 
and Peterborough Circuits. His character was distinguished by 
its transparency and purity ; he was of an amiable disposition, 
warm in his attachments, and faithful as a friend and colleague. 
His piety was cheerful and intelligent, but unobtrusive. He 
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gave evidence of much mental energy. His range of subjects was 
varied, the method of treatment judicious and striking, and the line 
of thought marked out was closely followed. His language was 
choice^ and though he was not physically strong, his manner was 
not wanting in force and earnestness. In the summer of 1870 he 
was visited with severe affliction, but after a few months resumed 
his work, if with enfeebled bodily powers, yet with invigorated 
spiritual life. His last illness was brief. When first attacked, 
he said, " I am very happy C and he never for a moment lost his 
confidence in God. He died at Crowland, January 14th, I87I, 
in the thirty-first year of his age, and the nintli of his ministry. 

(13.) Henry Young Chevertom ; who was born at 
Winchester, in the year I786. At the age of ten he considered 
that the relation to the Church into which he was brought by 
baptism, rendered it binding on him to yield himself to God, and 
openly assume a Christian profession. During a visit of the 
Rev. Alexander and Mrs. Mather to his father's house, he was 
urged by Mrs. Mather to seek an assurance of the Divine favour, 
and her gentle words led him to fervent prayer, and to the 
securing of the blessing of forgiveness. While he was yet 
young, having engaged with some other Methodists to hold 
religious services in the village of Nursling, his Superintendent, 
the Rev. R. Smith, put him and the place which he had sought 
to benefit upon the Southampton plan ; and shortly after, a chapel 
and Society were planted among the villagers. When he began 
to preach, he withstood earnest solicitations to enter the Colleges 
and ministry of other Churches, preferring to " dwell among his 
own people C* but anxious to equip himself for his solemn vocation, 
he studied for a season with an able theologian in London. While 
there. Dr. Clarke placed him on the London plan, in 1806, and 
pressed him into the ministry. During a long course, occasionally 
marked with signal success in the winning of souls to Christ, he 
maintained a spotless reputation. For the pulpit he prepared 
with scrupulous care, and to nearly the close of his life was a 
diligent student. His godliness was deep and quiet. As a 
Supernumerary, he was an attentive and successful class-leader, 
and was ready to preach as occasion required. He died in 
great peace, in London, January 16th, I87I, in the eighty-fifth 
year of his age, and the sixty-fourth of his ministry. 

(14.) Thomas Key; who was born at Uttoxeter. He was 
converted to God in early life, introduced Methodism into his 
native town, formed the first Society-class there, and met it in his 
father^s house. He entered the ministry in 1809, and for thirty- 
five years continued to serve the Lord in its full work with 
" singleness of heart." The fidelity, self-denial, and purity of 
his conduct, together with the earnest simplicity of his evangelical 
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sanctification were frequent themes, produced the best results in 
the Circuits to which he was appointed. His zeal was ^* calmly 
fervent/' his deportment loving and unobtrusive, his piety child- 
like and devout. During the twenty-six years of his life as a 
Supernumerary, he remitted no duty of a minister for which he 
liad strength ; and was remarkably useful in some branches of 
pastoral work. As the leader of four classes weekly, in the 
Lambeth and Brixton-Hill Qrcuits, he rendered important 
service for many years ; in that capacity, some prominent members 
of our Societies came under his care, who have acknowledged 
themselves indebted to him for a profitable example of Christian 
attainment and practice, and for spiritual teaching and influence 
which yielded them much profit and delight. He was always 
ready with kind words for his brethren in the ministry, and ceased 
not to pray for them when he could no longer labour with them. 
Eventually, his mind became unable to take a lively interest in 
" things present,^' but it awakened in ready and loving response 
to the name of Jesus, and at recollections of happy work for Him 
in days of vigour. Throughout nearly sixty-two years of minis- 
terial life, he '* kept the faith,'' and on January 25th, I87I, in 
the eighty -ninth year of his age, peacefully entered into the rest 
of them that are " with the Lord." 

(16.) Daniel Strickland Tatham ; who was born in Not- 
tingham, in the year 1793. His parents were active members of 
the Wesleyan-Methodist Society, and are still remembered for 
their valuable services to Methodism in their native town. By 
them he was dedicated to God from his birth. His conversion 
took place very early in life. Fully persuaded that he was called 
of God to preach the Gospel, he entered the Wesleyan-Methodist 
ministry in the year 1821, and continued in its full work until 
the year 1841. From this time to the end of his life he was 
compelled by failing health to remain a Supernumerary. He 
always availed himself, however, of every opportunity of doing 
good, and preached, visited the sick, and met his class as his 
strength permitted. He was a man of studious habits, — habits in 
which he persevered, notwithstanding weakness and pain, to the 
last. He was a diligent student of the Word of God, more 
especially of its prophetic parts. There was considerable originality 
in many of his views of truth, and as he formed his opinions with 
care and deliberation, he held them with tenacity. As a preacher, 
his style was expository ; and his pulpit labours were acceptable 
and useful. He was a man of gentle spirit, and of blameless 
reputation ; preserving to the end a childlike simplicity of character 
that made him beloved of all who knew him. He bore his long 
affliction with patience, frequently giving expression to his faith in 
the atonement of Jesus Christ, and to his *' hope of the glory of 
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" My Jesus to know, and feel His blood flow, 
'Tis life everlasting, 'tis heaven below." 

He died January 27th, I87I, in the seventy-eighth year of his age. 

(16.) John Lambert ; who was born at Cradley, in Worcester- 
shire, in the year 1810, and died at Alderley-Edge, February Ist, 
I87I' His youth was passed in a Christian home and under godly 
discipline. At the age of fourteen he was converted to God, and 
became a member of the Wesleyan-Methodist Society. He was 
early called to preach the Gospel, and in the year 1832 entered 
the ministry. In the outset of his career he gave abundant 
promise of those high qualities by which he was afterwards 
distinguished. His estimate of ministerial responsibility, and of 
the solemn issues involved in preaching the Gospel, led him to 
make the most careful preparation before entering the pulpit : he 
worked hard to be an emcient ambassador of Christ. Nor did he 
aim at high excellence in vain. Those who knew him in his 
prime pronounce him to have been a most powerful preacher. His 
views of Christian doctrine, and of Church-polity, were broad, 
well-defined, and in accordance with the teaching of Inspiration. 
While loyal to Methodism, he was no bigot. He took great 
interest in Foreign Missions, and frequently advocated their 
claims. His brethren showed their confidence in his judgment 
and integrity by appointing him Superintendent of large Circuits, 
and ultimately Chairman of a District. Urbane, yet dignified, 
there was that in his demeanour which won affection whilst it 
commanded respect. In enfeebled health, he was appointed by the 
Conference of I87O to the Alderley-Edge Circuit. Here the 
insidious disease which had been for some time undermining his 
constitution, revealed its fatal character ; but his attitude in the 
presence of death was calm and assured. The few words he spoke 
betokened the serenity of his spirit. He said to his friends, '^ The 
Lord has laid His finger upon me, but His love is a balm to my 
heart.^^ And in a later stage of his complaint, he was heard to 
say, as if in a soliloqu)r, " Bom into a world of spirits."" At last 
his Redeemer called him away, and in willing response he arose to 
join " the Church of the first-born.*" A faithful servant of God, 
he rests from his labours, and his works follow him. 

(I7.) Henry Oldfield ; who was blessed with godly parents, 
members of the Wesleyan-Methodist Society, whose example had 
great influence over him when but a child. He oflen referred 
with pleasure to their prayers and advice. On a Sabbath evening 
in 1844, under the ministration of the Rev. John Rattenbury, in 
Ancoats chapel, Manchester, he gave himself to God, and received 
the knowledge of salvation by the remission of sins. In 1851 
he entered the Institution at Didsbury, whence he was sent as a 
supply to Wigan. After sixteen years' useful labour in other 
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terminated his ministerial career. As a preacher, he was practical, 
fervent, and useful. He had many seals to his ministry. His 
last text was, '^ Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt 
be saved."*^ In pastoral visitation, and attention to the sick and 
dying, be was indefatigable. It is believed that in visiting the 
wards of the Union Workhouse he caught the fever, which proved 
fatal to him. He was a true and consistent friend, cherishing to the 
last his earthly associatioq^ particularly those formed with his 
College companions. He had a true manliness, which was com- 
bined with an admirable gentleness. He was ever affectionate 
and unselfish, and his Christian cheerfulness threw a joy around 
his family circle. The salvation of his children lay near to his 
heart. A few days before his death, he said to Mrs. Oldfield, 
"Where shall we meet?*" "In heaven," she replied. He 
added, " But the children ! I shall want the children.**^ His 
short but severe affliction terminated on February 15th, I87I, in 
the forty-fifth year of his age. 

(18.) Richard Chapman; who was born at Patrington, in 
the year 1815. He was brought to God at the age of tliirteen, 
and ten years afterwards was accepted by the Conference as a 
candidate for our ministry. Afler three years spent in the 
Theological Institution at Hoxton, where his cheerful and 
kindly disposition endeared him to his fellow-students, and to 
the officers, he was sent to a Circuit. He was ordained at the 
Conference of 1843 ; and two years later was appointed the first 
Methodist missionary to the seamen on the Thames. In this 
work, in which he was active and zealous, he spent three useful 
years. He was a plain, earnest, and acceptable preacher, and a 
kind and sympathizing pastor. He paid special attention to the 
young, and was generally beloved by the people of his charge in 
the various Circuits in which he laboured. His last illness was 
sudden and brief; not until two or three days before his death 
was he apprehensive that it Would have a fatal termination. His 
whole mind then became fixed on " things above.^' He died in 
the faith, February 26th, I87I, in the fifty-sixth year of his age, 
and the thirty-second of his ministry. 

(19.) Ebenezer Morgak ; who was born at Pentwyd, near 
Aberystwyth, South Wales, in 1818. He was favoured with godly 
parents, and early religious advantages. At an early age the 
Spirit wrought in his mind a conviction of sin, and led him to 
the enjoyment of peace through believing. He began to preach 
while yet young; and, devoting himself entirely to his Master's 
will, was the means of turning many souls to Christ. He entered 
upon the Itinerancy in 184^3, from which time he laboured both 
in South and North Wales with ability and acceptance. His 
life was " an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, 
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manner were genial and kindly, and he was much beloved by the 
people to whom he ministered. By diligent study he endeavoured^ 
to become a ^^ workman that needeth not to be ashamed."^ His 
range of theological reading was extensive; his sermons were 
clear, sound, and efTective, presenting truth to the mind, and 
pressing it on the conscience, with aptitude and force. His 
attachment to the institutions of Methodism was strong and 
sincere. The Conference of 1869 appointed him to the Manchester 
(Welsh) Circuit, where he laboured with zeal and success until 
the time of his decease. Never had his services been more highly 
prized than when the Head of the Church saw fit to remove him 
to his eternal rest. During his illness no murmur escaped his 
lips. To a relative he declared with calmness, *' I feel happi- 
ness in the idea that in all my plans I have ' begun, continued, 
and ended,^ not with a view to myself, but the good of souls and 
the glory of God.'' He died on Sunday morning, March 26th, 
I87I, in the fifty-third year of his age, and the twenty-eighth of 
his ministry. 

(20.) John Hobkirk; who was born at Stockton-on-Tees, 
On the removal of his parents to Newcastle-on-Tyne, he was 
admitted into the Royal Jubilee School, whence he was selected 
by a firm of solicitors as clerk. He remained with them until his 
religious convictions induced him to give up his situation rather 
than discharge the work which his employers required him to do 
on the Lord's day. He attended the Wesleyan chapel with his 
parents, who had identified themselves with Methodism for many 
years, and under the preaching of the Rev. John Knowles he 
was led to seek the forgiveness of his sins, and to devote himself 
to the service of God. At the age of eighteen he felt himself 
called to preach the Gospel, and encouraged by some influential 
friends, accepted an engagement on a Mission-station in North- 
umberland. He afterwards offered himself to the Conference as 
a candidate for our ministry, and was accepted. He was through 
life a diligent and careful reader. His preaching talents were 
most respectable, and his sermons, though simple and unpre- 
tending, gave evidence of thoughtful preparation. His heart 
was in his work, and often at the close of a day of impassioned 
toil he would say, ** that he had given all the strength he had to 
the Lord,'' In administering the affairs of a Circuit he was 
judicious and successful. Unflinching in his fidelity to principle, 
he was nevertheless of a kind and genial spirit, which even in 
troublous times preserved the peace of the Church. He was a 
faithful, unselfish colleague, and a firm and affectionate friend. 
He modestly shrunk from observation, but those who knew him in 
the home circle could not fail to admire his devotion as a husband, 
a father, and a Christian. In the prime of life, Mr. Hobk' ' 
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though he felt keenly his necessitated seclusion, he never 
murmured, enduring with exemplary patience the will of God. 
To ministers and friends who visited him he spoke often of the 
nearness of his Master, and humbly professed his faith in the 
merits of Christ alone. Through ten years of suffering he 
patiently waited the I^ord^s coming, and at length his happy 
spirit passed away to the rest that *^ remaineth to the people of 
God." He died at Northampton, March 30th, I87I, in the 
fifly-eighth year of his age, and the thirty-seventh of his ministry. 
(21.) Joseph Spencer ; who was born at Selby, in the year 
181 9. He was converted to God, and became a member of the 
Wesleyan-Methodi^t Society, in very early life. He began to 
preach the Gospel when about eighteen years of age, but when it 
was suggested to him that he should offer himself for the full work 
of the ministry, he was deterred by the humble estimate which he 
entertained of his abilities. It was not until the year 1847, when 
he had become a widower, and successive bereavements had leflt him 
with only one surviving child, that he was accepted by the Con- 
ference as a probationer. His first appointment was to the 
Merthyr-Tydvil Circuit, upon which he entered with the intense 
earnestness and zeal which distinguished him to the last. Here 
he was made in a very marked degree instrumental in the con- 
version of souls ; and the same honour from God accompanied his 
ministry in the Circuits to which he was subsequently appointed. 
But in the course of years the ** labours more abundant "" to 
which he devoted himself, seriously affected his health and im- 
paired his constitution. At the Conference of I87O he was 
compelled to seek rest as a Supernumerary, though it was hoped 
his retirement would be only for one year. He continued, how- 
ever, rapidly to decline, and died, in the island of Guernsey, on 
March 30th, I87I, in the fifty-second year of his age, and the 
twenty-fourth of his ministry. He was a man of amiable but 
manly spirit, of fervent and intelligent piety, and his whole walk 
and conversation were such as became the Gospel of God. As a 
preacher, he was clear and pointed in the statement and exposition 
of Divine truth. "Christ crucified ^^ was his great theme, and 
the unction from above was his great power. Often, as in the 
case of Peter, while he yet spake, " the Holy Ghost fell on all 
them which heard the word.**' He lived for one object, the winning 
of souls to Christ; and from the various Circuits in which he 
travelled many will be *' the crown of his rejoicing in the day of 
the Lord." When very near his death, he said, " If I could 
preach once more, I would declare the power and preciousness of 
Christ^s blood as I have never done before.'' Many times he 
repeated, while his voice became more and more enfeebled, " I 
want to sing the praises of God. I want to shout * Hallelujah to 
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(22.) Edward Salisbury Evans ; whb was born at Holywell, 
Flintshire, January 17th, 1841. When about seventeen years of 
age, he was convinced of sin, and found peace with God. Under 
the influence of love to Christ, he applied himself to the improve- 
ment of his mind, and became an earnest preacher of the Gospel. 
He was a diligent student of the Sacred Scriptures, and thought 
deeply upon the things of God. His sermons were original, 
pointed, and practical. At the last Conference he was appointed 
to the Brighton Circuit. In consequence, however, of severe 
affliction, he was not permitted to enter upon this new sphere of 
labour. He endured excruciating pain with great fortitude and 
resignation, and when informed that his illness would shortly 
terminate in death, remarked, '^ God knows what is best ; I have 
no fear of dying, and wish only to praise the Lord.^' He died at 
Lowestoft, April 11th, I87I5 deservedly beloved and greatly 
lamented. 

(23.) Elijah Toyne ; who was born April 7th, 1805, in the 
neighbourhood of Sheffield, and was converted to God in 1819. 
He entered our ministry in 1830, his first appointment being to 
Negombo, in the island of Ceylon. In Ceylon Mr. Toyne spent 
ten years, and during the whole of this period was a most diligent 
worker in every department of the Mission. He was an effective 
preacher in the Singhalese and Portuguese languages, as well as 
in English, and, in conjunction with his excellent wife, did much 
to promote the improvement and elevation of the native females. 
His pulpit ministrations were of a superior order, his sermons 
being rich in evangelical truth, marked with careful thought, 
delivered with energy, and attended with Divine unction. His 
pastoral duties were discharged with affection and fidelity ; and, 
in the different spheres in which he laboured, he was in an 
eminent degree '* an example of the believers in word, in conver- 
sation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.'^ At the last 
Conference, having completed his fortieth year of active service, 
Mr. Toyne became a Supernumerary, and selected North Shields 
as his place of residence. H^re he continued to occupy himself in 
the work of the Lord until within a few days of his death ; and 
here, by his pure and simple manners, and his godly conversation, 
he secured a high degree of affection and respect. He departed 
this life in great peace, on Monday, May 16th, I87I, in the 
sixty-seventh year of his age, and the forty-first of his ministry. 

(24.) John Plant Sumner ; who was born at Cowick, in 
Yorkshire, February 7th, 1810. His parents were persons of 
devoted piety, and identified themselves actively with Methodism 
in the village in which they lived. At a very early age he was 
apprenticed to a wholesale firm in Manchester, where he imme- 
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it. When he first became a Sunday-school teacher he had not 
experienced a change of heart ; it was, however, the custom for 
each teacher to employ a short time every Sunday afternoon in 
conversing closely with his scholars upon the duty and privilege 
of personal dedication to God. His sense of utter inability to 
perform this part of his duty led him earnestly to seek for himself 
the pardon of his sins. Having obtained peace with God, he 
drew up a form of covenant between himself and God, from the 
terms and spirit of which he never afterwards swerved. Although 
prospects of worldly prosperity were presented to him if he would 
embark in business, yet he ^* conferred not with flesh and blood,^ 
but, cheerfully and humbly obeying the Divine call, offered him- 
self as a candidate for our ministry. His sermons were sound, 
solid, and forceful, his words being exceedingly well chosen. 
During his early ministry, especially, his efforts in the pulpit were 
characterized by striking earnestness and fervour. He was very 
early appointed to the office of Superintendent, and justified^ the 
confidence reposed in him by a careful, conscientious, wise,* and 
successful administration of the affairs of the Circuits committed to 
his trust. In December of last year, Mr. Sumn^ was bereaved 
of her who had been for many years his true " helpmate.**^ From 
this heavy stroke he appeared unable to rally ; and very shortly 
after this bereavement a painful disease set in, which rapidly 
assumed a serious form, and compelled him, though very reluc- 
tantly, to relinquish his usual loved employ. He retained, 
however, his cheerfulness and serenity to the very last ; and only 
a short time before the closing scene, said to the Rev. Ebenezcr 
E. Jenkins, in a firm, sonorous voice, almost as though he were 
preaching, *' I know Whom I have believed, and am persuaded 
that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him 
against that day.**' A little later he tried to sing, " I the chief of 
sinners am,^^ to an old tune, which was a memory of earlier years, 
and unknown to any person present. He repeated again and 
again, " But Jesus died for me ;" and in a few hours more, on 
Sunday morning, June 11th, 1871, he literally ** fell asleep in 
Jesus.**' 

(25.) Charles Janion ; who was bom at Bradley-Orchard, 
Cheshire, July 5th, 1796. His parents were pious, and endea- 
voured to train him to serve God ; but it was not until he was 
eighteen years of age that he fully yielded himself to the Lord 
Jesus. In the year 1819, under the constraining influence of 
love to Christ and to the souls of men, he offered himself for 
Foreign Missionary service. He was accepted by the Conference, 
and appointed to the West Indies, where he laboured for nine 
years with great acceptance and success. His health failing, he 
returned to this country in 1828 ; and for many years laboured 
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much good, and cheerfully ministered to the comfort of the sick 
and dying. In 1857 he was compelled by failing health to retire 
from the active work of the ministry. In the more retired sphere 
which he now occupied he delighted, so far as his strength per- 
mitted, to preach the Word, and to engage in pastoral visitation. 
His last illness was short; but through the mercy of God he 
suffered little or no pain, and his end was very peaceful. Some 
of his last expressions were, "Jesus is precious."" " Come, Lord 
Jesus."^ "Victory! victory!" He entered into his Masters 
joy on June 13th, I87I, in the seven ty-fifth year of his age, and 
the fifty-second of his ministry. 

(26.) Joseph Irwin Page ; who was born, of pious parents, 
in Norwich, January 9th, 1835. He was deeply convinced of 
sin under a sermon preached by the Rev. John Rattenbury, and 
soon afterwards entered into " the glorious liberty of the children 
of God."" In 1858 he was admitted into the Wesleyan- Methodist 
ministry, and throughout his career he sought to approve himself 
unto God ^* a workman that needeth not to be ashamed."" His 
preaching was earnest, practical, affectionate, and successful. As 
a pastor, he was greatly beloved and esteemed. He was a man 
of sterling integrity. Single in his aim, he ever sought the glory 
of his Master by entire consecration to His service. His decease 
was sudden, but peaceful, and, indeed, triumphant. He spoke of 
"angels waiting to bear his spirit to the realms of Kght,'' and 
often said, " I am going home; I shall soon be in heaven.**' 
Almost his last words were, " The end is come. Glory be to 
God ! Glory be to God ! '' He died of malignant fever, — caught 
in the discharge of his pastoral duties, — June 16th, I87I, in the 
thirty-seventh year of his age, and the thirteenth of his ministry. 

(27.) Thomas Shepherd; who was born in Sunderland, 
July 10th, 1845. From a child he sought the company of /he 
pious, but it was not until the year 1860 that he was converted to 
God. He joined the Wesleyan- Methodist Society, and soon 
became a devout prayer-leader, an earnest Sunday-school teacher, 
and a zealous and useful Local-preacher. Yielding to the urgent 
request of the ministers and officers of the Circuit in which he 
lived, as well as to his deep conviction of duty, he offered himself 
as a candidate for the ministry, and was accepted by the Conference 
of 1868. He was a diligent student, and carefully prepared his 
sermons. His public ministry was characterized by great earnest- 
ness and power. Afler his return from the last May District 
Meeting, he felt unwell, but continued his usual ministerial work 
until within a fortnight of his death. He died at Shiffnal, Salop, 
on Thursday morning, June 29th, I87I, in the twenty-sixth year 
of his age, and the third of his ministry. 

(28.) Henry Stocker Elvinr ; who was born in the ye^- 
1813. From a child he knew the Holy Scriptures, sav 

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beauty of his Saviour^s character, and was deeply impressed with 
the scheme of human redemption. When about fourteen years of 
age, he believed ^^ with his heart unto righteousness ; and with 
his mouth made confession unto salvation.^ In 1863 he was sent 
to the Richmond Institution, where he spent three happy and 
profitable years. He entered on Circuit work in the spirit of 
entire consecration to the Divine Head of the Church, and 
retained that spirit during his short ministerial course. Though 
he often suffered from physical weakness and pain, he diligently 
attended to the various branches of his duty, and especially to 
pastoral visitation. His visits were highly valued by the sick, and 
he had great influence with the young. His spirit was eminently 
meek and devout. He loved Christ with '^ a pure heart, fer- 
vently : '^ his peaceful trust in God was never lost. He preached 
within a week of his death ; and his end was most triumphant. 
Some of his last expressions were, *^ I am going home ;^ ^^ It is 
delightful to die with Jesus ; '^ " Death is like a beautiful river.'' 
He died, July 25th, ISyi, at Newport, Monmouthshire. 

(29.) MosEs Rayner ; who was born in Manchester, October 
29th, 17^8, and died, during the session of Conference in the 
same city, in the eighty-third year of his age. His early sense 
of Divine things was deep and serious, and his conduct obedient 
and orderly. Removal, necessary for the convenience of his trade, 
threw him into perilous associations. The strong temptations 
that beset him being no longer counteracted by pure home 
influences, issued not only in spiritual decline, but in positive vice. 
Happily his first intemperance was his last. His sorrowing 
mother came to look upon him : not a word did she speak, but the 
grief and love that were blended in her glance smote him with 
such a sense of guilt and shame, that, as in a moment, his heart 
was broken for sin and broken from it. Thenceforth he humbly 
sought the mercy of God. Affliction laid him low ; through long 
hours of waiting he watered his couch with his tears ; at length 
he was strengthened to believe, and so powerfully were the words, 
" Thy sins be forgiven tliee," borne in upon his soul, that he 
could not but burst aloud into singing, — 

" My God, I am Thine, what a comfort Divine, 
What a blessing to know that my Jesus is mine!" 

As health returned, a new desire stirred him, best uttered in the 

words, — 

•* O for a trumpet voice. 
On all the world to call ! " 

One night, as he walked, deeply meditating on his duty in this 
matter, the words, " Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the 
glory of the I^ord is risen upon thee,"'* came as a sure message to 
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the sense of unpreparedness and unworthiness could no longer hold 
him back from the work. Mr. Rayner's itinerant ministry commenced 
with his appointment to Bermuda, in 1814, and was continued by 
faithful labours in various parts of the West-Indian field until 
1833. Throughout the fierce persecution which befell our 
missionaries in Barbadoes, he bore obloquy with meekness, 
returned love for hatred, and was driven from no duty by fear ; 
but pursued a course of conduct that was at once faithful and 
prudent. After the state of his health had compelled his return 
to England, he diligently served the cause of God in various 
Circuits until 1851, when increasing infirmities caused him to 
become a Supernumerary. He was a man of devout spirit and 
deep humility. His sermons were carefully prepared ; sound in 
doctrine, lucid in statement, and accompanied with an unction 
that made them a blessing to many. As a Superintendent, he 
was kind, judicious, and painstaking. During the years of 
retirement, so far as his ability reached, he was a willing helper of 
his brethren. He cared for the Lord's flock, was a frequent 
visitor in the chambers of the sick and the homes of the poor. He 
was a valuable leader of several classes, and an edifying example 
to the whole Society. His enjoyment of the means of grace was 
great, and his attendance most regular upon those public ordi- 
nances which he could no longer conduct. Through his final 
illness, his dependence upon God was childlike and cheerful. To 
one who spoke to him of the fourscore years of his life well spent, 
he replied; "Of what I have been, I may not boast; for what 
God has done for me I ought to be thankful ; but my present 
happiness is a sure trust in the mercy of God through Christ." 
When reminded of the approach of Conference, and asked if he 
would not like to be there, he replied, *^ Likes and dislikes are 
not for me now ; but submission." To be saved from all sin, 
conformed to the whole will of God, and fully prepared for 
heaven, was his constant prayer. It was answered. He was 
enabled to bear witness that in weakness, restlessness, and pain, 
the one cry of his heart was, '' Good is the will of the Lord." 
His common petition had been, " May it be our meat and drink 
to do Thy will !" It was observed that in the last vocal prayer 
he uttered on earth, the form was beautifully altered into a 
testimony of fulfilment : — " It is our meat and drink to do Thy 
win." He fell asleep in Jesus, July 29th, I87I. 

(30.) William Sharpe; who was born at Gillingham, in the 
Rochester Circuit, on May 16th, I788. When a young man, he 
was induced to go to a Methodist chapel, and was deeply con- 
vinced of sin ; he attended all the means of grace, and soon 
obtained the pardon and peace of which he felt the need. After 
his conversion and call to the ministry, he commenced his labours 
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all the duties of his office with fidelity and zeal. His ministry 
was impressive and acceptable ; his sermons were clear, terse, and 
thoroughly evangelical. His disposition was cheerful, and his 
manners pleasant; and possessing a well-stored mind, and a 
happy art of imparting knowledge, he was always an agreeable and 
edifying companion. The culture and. refinement of his mind, 
however, were only known and appreciated by his most intimate 
friends. The estimation in which he was held by his brethren 
led to his appointment to the Chairmanship of the Norfolk 
District, at a period of unusual difficulty and trial. The effisct 
upon his mind, however, was such that he was under the necessity 
of retiring from the full work of the ministry, and for some time 
his health was in a very precarious state. After a few years' 
complete rest and retirement, he was again enabled, by the blessing 
of God, as a Supernumerary minister, to engage in the work of 
preaching Christ, and this he did with great comfort to himself 
and much profit to the people. The last few years of his earthly 
life were spent at Lytham, in the midst of kind and appreciating 
friends. On the 1 6th of last March he was seized with paralysis 
whilst about to address a public * meeting. He lingered till the 
morning of August 53rd, I87I, when he peacefully fell asleep in 
Jesus, in the eighty-fourth year of his age, and the fifty-ninth of 
his ministry. 

2. In Ireland^ hix ; viz., — 

(1.) Charles Lynn Grant ; who was born near Terryhugan, 
in the Tandragee Circuit. Under the watchful care of pious 
parents, his youth was spent in the fqar of the Lord. As he 
approached manhood, prevented by severe suffering from taking 
his accustomed share in the labours of his father's farm, he sought 
in books occupation for his earnest spirit. But his afflictions 
served a still better end. Being much alone, serious thought and 
self-examination led to his submitting his soul to the regenerating 
grace of God, and soon after he began to take part in the prayer- 
meetings held in the neighbourhood, and manifested a growing 
desire to bring sinners to Christ. In 1846 the Conference 
accepted him as a candidate for our ministry. Quick of appre- 
hension, a diligent reader, a vigorous thinker, and of retentive 
memory, Mr. Grant speedily became well furnished for ** every 
good word and work." Intensely alive to the interests of souls, 
and fervid in temperament, his pulpit discourses, for their clear- 
ness and force of argument, and passionate earnestness of appeal 
to the conscience, were often all but overwhelming. Thoughtful 
and far-seeing in all things bearing on the interests of the Church, 
^«^dy and skilful in debate, he rapidly gained a prominent 
our Church-councils. Gifled with a keen insight into 
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and ecclesiastical his lectures on popular topics having relation to 
the interests of religion were highly attractive and edifying; and 
in the social circle, his varied stores of information, lively manner, 
and generous spirit, endeared him to all who knew him intimately. 
During the last year of his ministry it became painfully apparent 
that his health was rapidly giving way ; and after months of 
severe suffering, rising occasionally well nigh to agony, he passed 
away, revealing the deep sense which he felt of security in his 
Saviour's love, by whispering with his failing breath, *' Under- 
neath are the everlasting arms.'" He died, July 9th, 1870, in the 
forty-seventh year of his age, and the twenty-fifth of his ministry. 

(2.) John Samuel Bassett, of the Carlow Circuit ; who was 
born at Coolfaney, in the County Wicklow. He was blessed with 
pious parents, who were careful to train him up in reverence for 
God and Divine things. From his earliest years he was deeply 
serious, and had a strong impression that he should one dayl 
preach the Gospel. His conversion to God took place at the 
close of his sixteenth year, chiefly through the ministry of the 
Rev. Thomas Guard. On his obtaining a sense of the Divine 
favour, he hastened to the class-room, and there told what God 
had done for him. After some years of active service, in different 
departments of Christian work, he entered the ministry in 1865. 
As a preacher, he was studious, zealous, and full of promise. His 
sermons, marked by deep thought and careful preparation, and 
delivered with much earnestness and unction, were profitable to 
all, and a special blessing to many. Asa pastor, he was faithful, 
sympathizing, and greatly beloved. In March, I87O, while 
returning home at night from a country appointment, he was 
suddenly seized with severe haemorrhage of the lungs, which 
completely prostrated his strength, and though hopes were enter- 
tained of his recovery, he gradually sank. But in the ^^full 
assurance of faith ^' he gave himself up wholly to the disposal of 
his Lord, and in calm tranquillity awaited His will ; till, on the 
morning of September 26th, I87O, while with faltering voice he 
tried to say, ** All is bright yonder,^ his ransomed spirit passed 
away to mingle with that brightness, in the thirty-third year of his 
age, and the sixth of his ministry. 

(3.) Henry Geddes; was bom near Florencecourt, in the 
Manorhamilton Circuit, in the year 1805. He was converted to 
God when about twenty years of age, and soon afterwards began 
to exercise his gifts by calling sinners to repentance. He was 
received as a probationer for our Itinerant ministry in 1832. On 
the various Circuits and Mission-stations to which he was subse- 
quently appointed, his godly spirit and genial manner endeared 
him to a wide circle of acquaintances ; while his faithful and 
affectionate preaching of " Jesus Christ and Him crucified,"" won 
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day of the Lord Jesus. During his last illness his sufferings were 
occasionally very severe^ but no murmur escaped his lips. In 
him ''the work of righteousness was peace, and the efi^ect of 
righteousness, quietness and assurance.'^ He died at Clifden, in 
the full triumph of faith, October 7th, I87O, in the sixty-fifth year 
of his age, and the thirty-ninth of his ministry. 

(4.) Robert Masaroon, D.D. ; who died on March 3rd, 
ISyij in his eighty-second year, being the fifty-ninth of his 
ministry. Bom and brought up in Londonderry, he was admitted 
on trial into our Society in his eighteenth year. In 1811 he was 
accepted as a candidate for the work of the Christian ministry, 
and the next year was sent to the Drogheda Circuit. From that 
period till 1859, when he obtained leave of the Conference to 
become a Supernumerary, he prosecuted with untiring diligence, 
in some twenty different Circuits, the toils incident to our ministry 
t in Ireland. The leading traits of his character were a gentleness, 
which sometimes verged on timidity, but which was counteracted 
by great conscientiousness in the discharge of the duties devolving 
on him ; a prudence and caution that protected him from giving 
just occasion of offence, even to those with whom he came in 
contact in the administration of our discipline, of which he was at 
once a faithful and safe administrator. With these were combined 
an earnest love for study, especially of the Holy Scriptures, 
urging him on to such acquisitions as greatly enriched his care- 
fully-made preparations for the pulpit, and rendered him a useful 
guide to young men^n their endeavours to become acquainted 
with the originals of the Sacred Text. He was also a willing and 
efficient advocate in the pulpit and on the platform of the interests 
of that noble institution, the British and Foreign Bible Society, 
and others having similar objects. The style of his public 
addresses was always clear, correct, and chaste, and in private 
conversation he was a most agreeable and instructive companion. 
In the various official positions assigned to him by his brethren. 
Dr. Masaroon rendered good service to the Church, and many 
will have occasion to remember the punctuality and kindness 
which he manifested in the discharge of the duties of an office 
which he held for several of the last years of his life, and up to its 
close, that of Treasurer in Ireland of the Annuitant Society and 
Auxiliary Fund. The death of his beloved wife, which preceded 
his own decease by about a year, broke down his remaining 
strength ; and, after having suffered two or three slight attacks of 
paralysis, he closed his useful life in Dublin, amongst sympathiz- 
ing friends, his latest breath being spent in the utterance of the 
cry, *' Come Lord Jesus ! come quickly ! "' By his removal from 
our branch of the Church we have lost a scholar and a gentleman, 
as well as a Christian minister. 

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in 1839. He was blessed with a pious parentage, as his father 
and maternal grandfather were Wesleyan ministers. He was, 
both by precept and example, brought up '* in the nurture and 
admonition of the Lord."*' Accordingly, at an early period of life, 
he was the subject of strong religious conviction, and when about 
fourteen years of age, he experienced the joys of pardoning and 
sanctifying grace. The gracious witness of his adoption he lost, 
but soon regained. Deeply convinced that God had called him 
to preach the Gospel, at the age of twenty, he resigned his 
secular employment, that he might devote himself wholly to 
preparation for the work of the ministry. As a preacher, his 
style was chaste, his manner solemn and earnest, and his discourses 
were invested with a freshness' which rendered them attractive. 
By faithful preaching, and by attention to pastoral duties, he 
secured the esteem, and gained the affection of the people of his 
charge. During his last illness, especially, his *^ conversation 
was in heaven."" In the very trying circumstances in which he 
was placed — about to leave a wife and infant children in a strange 
land — he felt and expressed unshaken confidence in the wisdom 
and love of his Heavenly Father. Some of his last words were : — 

" Me for Thine own Thou lov'st to take, 
In time and in eternity : • 

Thou never, never, wilt forsake 

A helpless worm that trusts in Thee." 

After a lingering illness, he fell asleep in Jesus, on April 24th, 
I87I, in the thirty-third year of his age, and the ninth of his 
ministry, at Macminsville, Tennessee, United States, whither he 
had gone by medical advice, hoping to recover his health. His 
mortal remains lie in the same grave with those of his sainted 
father-in-law, Robert Wallace. 

(6.) John Greer ; who was born near Rathmelton, in the 
County Donegal. When a mere child he was taken to class- 
meeting by a faithful leader, and while yet a lad he gave himself 
to God, and was employed in holding prayer-meetings and 
preaching services. He entered upon the Methodist Itinerancy 
in the year 1B26. In spirit he was social and genial. He was 
thoroughly honest, and highly honourable in all the relations and 
circumstances of life. As a preacher, he clearly apprehended 
his subject, lucidly expounded it, arranged it in natural order, 
and applied it with affectionate earnestness. He did not appeal 
chiefly to the feelings and passions, but rather aimed, by clear 
and forcible statement of the truth, to commend himself •* to every 
man^s conscience in the sight of God."" He did not write much 
in the preparation of his discourses, but relied upon a facility to 
command appropriate language at the time of their delivery. 
His style was distinguished by plainness and perspicuity. Accept- 
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came at his command, and ranged themselves in their proper 
place in well compacted sentences. He was truly an *'able 
minister of the New Testament.''' He occupied some of our most 
important spheres of labour, and some of the most respon- 
sible positions. He was remarkably conscientious in fulfil- 
ling his appointments, for he never allowed any consideration of 
personal ease, of social gratification or of distance, and very 
seldom the inclement state of the weather, to interfere with 
faithfully attending to them, so that the humblest and smallest 
congregation in the Circuit might as confidently calculate upon 
his presence as the largest and most intelligent. In his pastoral 
intercourse he was kind and affectionate. The afflicted found in 
him a friend who could sympathize with them in their trials, and 
who could comfort them in their sorrows. Having for the length- 
ened period of forty-five years laboured " in the word and doc- 
trine,'^ the time was drawing nigh when the Master whom he loved 
and served was about to receive His servant from the lower sanctuary 
to worship in the upper temple. Our departed brother was 
eminently ripening for that world of light and purity, though not 
much in the habit of referring either to his trials or enjoyments. 
At the last Lovefeast which he attended, he testified that he 
never before experienced so much of the love of God, or enjoyed 
nearer communion with his Heavenly Father. It was his desire 
to be permitted to pass away from the field of active labour into 
the blissful presence of his Lord. In this his gracious Master 
indulged him. He preached for the last time on Sunday, May 
21st, when the text selected was singularly appropriate, 1 Peter 
i. 13 : " Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and 
hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at 
the revelation of Jesus Christ.'" All present felt that the matter 
of the discourse, and the spirit of the preacher, were in harmony 
with the solemn circumstances of a dying man preaching to dying 
men. On the following Friday he was seized with a severe and 
mortal illness, and all hope of recovery had to be abandoned. 
After intense suffering, on the following Sabbath, the day of sacred 
rest, his Divine Saviour said to him, " Come unto Me, and I 
will give thee rest."" His released and rejoicing spirit entered into 
that nobler rest above^ to spend an eternal Sabbath with the 
glorified before the Throne. 

3. In our Foreign Missions, three ; viz., — 

(1.) Bartolommeo GuALTiERi ; who was born in 1821, in the 
village of St. Martino a Corella, near Florence. His parents 
destined him from early childhood for the Roman-Catholic priest- 
hood ; and though, as he grew up, he manifested a decided 
repugnance for the sacerdotal career, his objections were overruled, 
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logical study. Ordained priest as early as the rules of the 
Romish Church permit, he was appointed to the parish of St. 
Donato al Cistio, in the neighbourhood of his native place. Here 
for some years he strove with the ardour of a sincere, though 
unenlightened, soul, to fulfil the duties prescribed by the apostate 
Church into whose ministry he had been thrust. But towards 
the close of the year 1858, his conscience was smitten by the 
Spirit of God, and feeling himself a lost sinner, he began to seek 
with tears and trembling the salvation of his soul. At first he 
thought to find peace in the rites and i^usterities of Romanism ; 
but in vain : in spite of mass and penance, the anguish of his 
spirit only deepened. Of the blessed moment when at length he 
found the faith that justifies, he himself thus writes : *' One day 
a light flashed through my soul, and a voice seemed to say to me, 
' Dost thou not see, O unhappy man, that God has given thee 
this inexorable law, in order that thou mayest feel the necessity 
of a Saviour, and conscious in thyself of thy inability to obey it, 
shouldst flee to Him Who has satisfied for thee its conditions and 
its pains ?^ I opened my Bible, and there I read, ^ As Moses 
lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of 
Man be lifted up : that whosoever belie veth in Him should not 
perish, but have eternal life.** In that day my heart rejoiced with 
^ joy unspeakable." I also, stung by the serpent sin, looked unto 
Christ, and found healing and life in Him.**" At that epoch, 
abandonment of the Romish priesthood involved exile from the 
Tuscan States, and Gualtieri was for some time' a wanderer in 
the freer cities of Piedmont. But on the overthrow of the Grand- 
Ducal Government in Tuscany, he returned to Florence, and 
dedicated himself forthwith to the ministry of the Gospel of 
Christ. Signor Gualtieri was a constant and prayerful student of 
the Word of God ; his ministrations were for the most part 
expository ; but whatever portion of the Divine Book furnished 
the text of his discourse, Christ was ever " all and in all."*' 
"Without blame'" in his private life, severely conscientious in all 
his public relations, a diligent pastor, a kind-hearted friend, a faith- 
ful disciplinarian, and an edifying and eloquent preacher, he has 
left a name whose holy fragrance will long linger in the churches to 
which he ministered. The last years of his life were years of 
broken health and almost constant suffering. Yet he never 
murmured. " The will of the Lord be done," was the expression 
constantly on his lips; though, both as father and as patriot, 
he felt it no small trial to be " cut off* in the midst of his 
days,"" with wife and little ones unprovided for, and Italy's white 
harvest-fields crying out for labourers. To the last his one con- 
solation was in the blessed Book — constant companion of his 
weary days and sleepless nights — whose saving truths it had been 
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great suffering, but in the triumph of faith, April 8th, 1871« in 
the fiftieth year of his age, and the eleventh of his ministry. 

(2.) Charles Pickering ; who was a native of Salford. 
From early life he was surrounded with the influences of Method- 
ism, and was brought to the enjoyment of the Divine favour 
while yet a youth. His educational; advantages were not of a 
superior description, but his possession of religion exerted a 
quickening influence upon his intellectual powers, and he was 
stimulated to the pursuit of knowledge. He became a devoted 
teacher in the Sunday-school, was subsequently employed, with 
approval, as a Local-preacher, and at length was introduced to 
the work of the Christian ministry, in which he laboured with 
acceptance and usefulness. His course was brief. Enfeebled 
health rendered his fulfilment of ministerial duties difficult and 
irregular. It was recommended that he should be sent to a more 
genial climate, and ultimately, under the direction of the Mis- 
sionary Committee, he went to South Africa. Shortly after 
his arrival, in connection with the first religious service he 
attempted to conduct, he was seized with hsemorrhage, which 
greatly prostrated him. His situation awakened the deepest 
sympathy, and though among strangers, he received the most 
assiduous and tender attentions. Expectations were entertained 
favourable to his recovery, but a second attack of the same kind 
extinguished the hopes which had been formed, and brought to a 
sudden close a life which, had it pleased God to prolong it, would 
have been of great value to the Church of Christ. Mr. Picker- 
ing possessed a superior, cultivated, and elegant mind. His 
thoughts were clear and correct, and expressed in language 
singularly appropriate, transparent, and beautiful, awakening 
the admiration and delight of those who listened to him. On 
I lis pulpit preparations he bestowed the utmost care, and his 
sermons were delivered with energy and animation. In personal 
character, he was pure and blameless. A .tinge of melancholy 
pervaded his spirit and demeanour, the result, no doubt, of weak- 
ness and disease. He departed this life near Cape-Town, South 
Africa, in the early part of the present year, being in the thirty-first 
year of his age, and the ninth of his ministry. 

(3.) Richard Haddy. Having been truly converted to God, 
and approved as a consistent member of the Wesleyan-Methodist 
Society, and a useful Local-preacher, he was constrained by the 
love of Christ to offfer himself as a missionary to the heathen. 
At the Conference of 1824, he was appointed to Southern Africa, 
and laboured for many years with great diligence and success on 
various stations in that widely-extended field. He acquired a 
correct knowledge of the Dutch and Eafiir languages, in both of 
which he preached the Word of Life with fluency and effect. 
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through many trying and difficult circumstances as a pioneer mis- 
sionary. On his return to England, after twenty-seven years of 
foreign service, he was appointed to several home Circuits, until 
domestic affliction compelled him to become a Supernumerary. 
He was a devout and godly man, and a faithful and diligent 
minister, and in Southern Africa especially was much honoured 
in the great work of winning souls for Christ. In his last 
affliction he was sustained by the comforting influences of the 
Holy Spirit. He died in great peace, in London, in the seventy- 
fifth year of his age, and the forty-seventh of his ministry. 

Q. V. Are there any objections to any of our Ministers, or 
Preachers on Trial ? 

A. They were examined^ one by one. 

Q. VI. What persons, who were in full Connexion with the 
Conference, have now ceased to be recognised as Ministers 
among us ? 

A. 1. Robert B. Kent, Samuel M. Brough, Philip 
HocQUARD, Daniel Roderick, Watson Baxter, Edward 
Brice, William Bantel, and William Shaw Kama, who 
have voluntarily retired from our work. 

2. Hugh Williams and John M.Morrill, who have also retired. 

Q. VII. How are our Ministers and Preachers on trial 
STATIONED for the ensuing year ? 
A As follows ; viz., — 

[N.B. Each of the places mentioned in these Stations, and numbered consecu- 
tively from 1 to 714, is the head of a Circuit ; and the Minister first named, except 
in the case of No. 3, is the SuperintendenL 

The Superintendent and other Minister or Ministers, stationed in or appointed to 
the several Circuits undermentioned, is and are appointed by the Conference to preach 
and to perform all acU of religious worship and Methodist discipline, in each and 
every one of the Wesley an -Methodist Chapels already erected, or to be erected, 
in each Circuit respectively, within the space of twelve calendar months, at such 
time or times, and in such manner, as to him or them bhali seem proper; 
subject, nevertheless, to the Superintendent Minister.] 

GREAT BRITAIN. 

I.— THE FIRST LONDON DISTRICT. 
1 London, {City-Road, <^c.,) George Bowden, William D. Tyack, 

Frederick Woofenden, George H. Camburn. 
German Mission, William H. Johnston, who shall act under the 

direction of the Chairman of the District. 
London, Welsh, William Jones. 
Conference-Office, Frederick J. Jobson, D.D., Book-Steward ; 

Benjamin Frankland, B.A., Benjamin Gregory, 

Editors. 
Missionary Society, Elijah Hoole, D.D.. WMllinm B. Boyce, George 

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(Secretary of the Conference), General Secreta- 
ries; William Arthur, M.A., Honorary Secretary. 

Home-Missions, 4*^., Charles Prest, General Secretary. 

Metropolitan Chapel Building Committee, Gervase Smith, M.A., 
Secretary. 

The Camp, Aldershot, Richard Hardy, Henry Epworth Thompson. 

Sandhurst f Berks, Joseph 6. Alger, who shall act under the direc- 
tion of the senior Minister at Aldershot. 

Garrison and Naval Port of Malta^ William S. Caldecott, John 
P. Lowe. 

2 London, (Hoxton, ^c.,) James D. Brocklehurst, George T. Mor- 

rison, William D. Sarjeant 

3 London, {Islington, 8^c.,) John H. James, D.D., President of the 

Conference : John W. Greeves, Arminius 
Burgess, William O. Simpson, Stephen Parkes ; 
James Allen (a), Supernumerary. 
N.B. At the request of the President, John W. 
Greeves is appointed the Superintendent of the 
London, Islington, Circuit. 

4 London, {Highbury, 8^c,,) John Walton, William J. Tweddle, 

Robert N. Young. 
Wood-Green and Seven Sisters* Road, Samuel F. Balch, Thomas 
Feathers ton ehaugh ; John P. Johnson (Wood- 
Green), Supernumerary. 

5 London, {Stoke- Newington, S^c,,) John Hall, Samuel W. Chris- 

tophers ; Walter Coates, Supernumerary. 

6 London, {Hackneg, 8^c,,) John V. B. Shrewsbury, Walford Green, 

William G. Dickin, Edward Burton ; Richard 
Tabraham, Alfred Barrett, James Sutch, 
Supernumeraries. 

7 London, {Kentish- Town, S^c,,) Theophilus Woolmer, Thomas H. 

Lomas ; Joseph HoUis, Supernumerary. 

8 London, {Spitalfields, ^c.,) William Wilson (d), Robert CuUey. 

9 London, {Bethnal-Green, ^c*,) T. Bowman Stephenson, B.A., who 

shall change on one Sunday in every three weeks 
with the Ministers of the Bow Circuit. 

10 London, {St, George* s, ^c.,) George Maunder, James Doherty, 

Joseph Howard (b). 
Thames Mission, Thomas Hulme, Frederick Ewer. 

11 London, {Bow, ^c,,) Samuel Lord, Allen Rees. 
Mile-End-Road, James S. Cooke. 

12 London, {Canning- Town,) Stephen Cox, who shall change on one 

Sunday in every three weeks with the Minister 
of the Stratford Circuit. 
N.B. Alexander M'Aulay (Stratford) is appointed to 
Home-Mission work in the East End of London. 

13 Stratford, James H. Pawlyn, who shall act under the direction 

of Alexander M'Aulay. 

14 Barking and Romford, Jabez Palmer, who shall change on one 

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15 Hertford and Bishop-Storiford, Charles £. Woolmer (Hertford), 

John Mead (Bishop-Stortford). 

16 Cambridge, Thomas Adams, Jonathan Henshall, Samuel R. 

Williams (Saffron- Walden), John Stevinson 
(Cottenham). 

17 Chelmsford and Maldon, William Harley, William Pritchard 

(Braintree), Arthur R. Humphreys (Great 
Totham). 

18 Southend and Leigh, J. Holland Brown. 

19 Colchester, Samuel H. Wardley, William Gooderidge (Bright- 

lingsea), Jahez Ingram ( Great-Ben tley). 

20 Manningtree, Matthew Giles, Ebenezer Moulton (b) (Harwich), 

William Ainsworth. 

21 Ipswich^ John Watson (a), Henry H. Richmond (Wood- 

bridge, Suffolk), W. Woodward Spencer. 

22 St. Alton's, Thomas R. Jones, William Ludlow (Watford), 

John Gibson (b) (Hemel- Hempstead). 

23 Uxhridge and Rickmansworth, James H. Taylor (Rickmans worth), 

Henry W. Catton. 
N.B. The Home-Missionary Minister appointed to 
Mile-End-Road shall act under the direction of 
the Chairman of the District. 

John H. James, D.D., President of the Conference, 

Chairman of the District, 
Theophilus Woolmer, Financial Secretary, 

II.— THE SECOND LONDON DISTRICT. 

24 London, {Great Queen-Street, ^c.,) Charles Hay don, Nicholas 

Bishop, M.A., Henry Burton, B.A. ; Thomas 
Jackson, Supernumerary. 

25 London, {Southwark, ^c.,) Paul Orchard, Frederic Greeves, James 

Yeames. 
London, South- East, James Bransom. 
London, {New- Cross,) Joseph Dixon. 

26 London, {Lambeth, ^c,) Thomas M'CulIagh, John Rhodes (b), 

John R. Gleave. 

27 London, {Brixton-Hill, ^c.,) William H. Taylor, Joseph Bush 

(Sydenham), John Kinnings (Lower Norwood) ; 
William Shaw (a), William O. Booth (Penge), 
Daniel Macafee, Richard Rymer, William 
Butters, John Vine, William Exton, Luke 
Tyerman, Supernumeraries. 

28 London, {Mostyn-Road, ^c,,) John W. Silcox, Charles Crawshaw 

(Walworth). 
N.B. One of the Ministers in each of the two pre- 
ceding Circuits shall, for this year, change on 
one Sunday in every four weeks. 
Theological Institution, Richmond Branch, George Osbom, D.D., 
Theological Tutor ; Daniel Sanderson, Governor 
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ton, M.A., Classical Tutor ; Marshall Hartley, 
James Cooling, Assistant-Tutors. 

29 Richmond, Alfred Mew ton ; George R. Osborn, Supernume- 

rary. 

30 London, (HindeStreet, ^c.,) Thomas James, Walter S. Nichol. 

31 London, {St. John's-Wood, ^c.,) Francis W, Greeves, James J. 

Wray, George Burgess j John Pearce (West 
Finchley), Samuel Beard (Willesden Junction), 
Supernumeraries. 

Paddington, Alfred Marty n. 

Nampstead, W. Wheatley Smith. 

32 London, (Bayswater, <^c.,) Thomas M. Albrighton, John S. Banks, 

Nehemiah Curnock (b) (Starch-Green). 

33 London, {Chelsea, <^c.,) Thomas Nightingale, Robert Balshaw, 

William Hudson ; John Bicknell, Supernumerary. 
Education Department : — 

George O. Bate (Westminster Training College), 
Secretary of the Committee ; John Clulow, 
Visitor of Day and Sunday Schools. Normal 
Institution : frestminster Brtmch, James H . Rigg, 
D.D., Principal. Battersea Branch, George W. 
Olver, B.A., Principal. 

34 Deptford, John Poulton, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every four weeks with the Ministers of 
the Blackheath and Southwark Circuits, alter- 
nately ; John Dawson (New-Cross, Deptford), 
Supernumerary. 

35 Blackheath, Samuel Coley, Lancelot Railton (Greenwich) ; 

Peter Cooper, Joseph Chapman, Supernumeraries. 

36 Bromley, George Latham, George H. Bellamy (Lewisham) ; 

John W, Cotton (Lewisham), James Calvert 
(Bromley, Kent), Supernumeraries. 

37 H^oolwich, John C. Pengelly, John Jackson (Chiselhurst), 

John Bell (b) (Plumstead-Common). 

38 Hammersmith, James Mayer, James P. Dunn (Brentford). 

39 Ealing and Acton, Richard Roberts, John J. Sargent (Acton) ; 

William Simpson (Harrow), Supernumerary. 

40 Wandsworth, Charles H. Kelly, W. Theophilus Davison, M.A. 

(Upper Tooting); Jacob Stanley, Joseph White- 
head, Supernumeraries. 

41 Croydon, Edward Lightwood, Samuel Lees, Jacob Stephen- 

son, B.A. ; William H. Rule, D.D., Supernu- 
merary. 

42 Kingston and Cobham, Joseph Portrey, Alfred Llewellyn (Walton- 

on-Thames). 

43 Windsor, Charles Churchill, M.A., Alfred Sargent (Chertsey), 

Thomas B. Jefferies (Maidenhead). 

44 Hastings, W. Rodwell Jones, George R. Graham. 
4.5 Sevenoaks, Thomas Jefferies, Theophilus L. Taylor. 

46 Tunhridge-Wells, Frederick F. Woolley, Samuel S. Taylor (Tun- 
bridge) ; John Knowles, Ph. D., Supernumerary. 



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48 Brighton, 

49 Worthing, 

50 Guildfifrd, 

51 Alton, (Hants, 



Petersfield, 
52 Redhill, 



47 Lewes, James Taylor (a). 

Eastbourne, James S. Hill, who shall change on one Sunday in 
every six weeks with the Minister at Lewes ; 
Matthew Cranswick, Supernumerary. 
John M'Kenny, William H. Moseley ; William 

Davenport, Supernumerary. 
John Codd, Joseph H. Cadman (Shoreham). 
Henry J. Sykes, Samuel Fogg. 
) James Aldis, who shall change on one Sunday in 
every two months with the Ministers of the 
Guildford Circuit ; John Wood (Farnham, 
Surrey), Supernumerary. 
Andrew Baxter, who shall act under the direction of 

the Chairman of the District. 
William Burchell (Redhill), Charles Lester (Hor- 
sham). 

N.B. The Home-Missionary Ministers appointed 
to London South-East, New-Cross, Paddington, 
and Hampstead, shall act under the direction of 
the Chairman of the District. 

Gborob Osborn, D.D., Chairman of the District, 
Frederic Greevfs, Financial Secretary, 

III.— THE BEDFORD AND NORTHAMPTON DISTRICT. 

53 Bedford and Ampthill, John Bonser, B:A., W. Fisher Clark 

(Ampthill), John Burgess, Mark Guy Pearse ; 
Peter Samuel, Rohert Maxwell, Supernumeraries. 

54 Leighton-Buzzard, John Cooper, J. Smith Spencer, Joseph C. 
Harrop ; James Lees, Supernumerary. 

Peter Budd, Richard Eland (b), John J. Twells. 

William Malpas, John W. Woodliffe. 

Robert Dyson (a), James Greenland, William 

Cumberland (Toddington). 
John Bate, Henry J. Brookfield. 
Thomas Baine, William S. Snow, Robert £. 

Bambrough (Potton). 
Joseph Simpson, James Hall Cummings (Baldock), 

Michael Thompson. 
61 St, Ives and Huntingdon, James Shearman, William O. Aldora 

(Huntingdon), George Sanderson (Ramsey). 
Robert Bond, William B. Dennis^ Joseph 

Watkinson (Brixworth). ^ 

James Fisher, Robert B. Nightingale (Silverstone). 
William Sanders, William Beadon. 
William Hawken, who shall change on oire Sunday 

in every six weeks with the Ministers of the 

Daventry Circuit. 

66 Newport'Pagnell^ Joseph Little (b), Thomas P. Spencer (Wol- 

verton). 

67 Higham-Ferrers, William Fox, James Cle|^g (Raunds). 



55 Luton, 
66 Hitchin, 

57 Dunstable^ 

58 Aylesbury, 

59 St, Neots, 

60 Biggleswade, 



62 Northampton^ 

63 Towcester, 

64 Daventry, 

65 Rugby, 



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68 Wellingborough, George Oyston, James Monahan. 

69 Kettering, Thomas Rodgers, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every six weeks with the Ministers of the 
Market-Harborough Circuit ; Henry Fish, M. A., 
Supernumerary. 

70 Market-Harborough, Thomas Gane, J. Reeves Brown. 

71 Chatteris, James. H. Broadbent, B.A., William Griffith 

(March). 

72 Oundle, George Hobill, Nelson C. Hesk (Elton). 

Robert Bond, Chairman of the District, 
John Bonser, B.A., Financial Secretary. 



IV.— THE KENT DISTRICT. 



79* Canterbury, 



Whitstable, 



74 Faversham^ 



76 
76 
77 



Rochester, 

Gravesend, 

Sheerness, 



Henry Hay man, William J. Heaton ; William 
H. Clarkson, Walter P. Garry, Supernumeraries. 

Arthur Roberts, who shall change on one Sunday 
in every month with the Ministers of the Can- 
terbury Circuit. 

Jonathan Dent, James F. Reynolds (Bougbton) ; 
Walter P. Johns, Supernumerary. 

Charles Hillard, Richard Woodfin(Brompton, Kent). 

Joseph Little (a), William Seed (Dartford). 

Alfred F. Abbott. 

Henry Smallwood (a), John R. Hai^i^reaves 
(Ramsgate) ; John Vercoe, Supernumerary. 

Andrew Kessen, LL.D., Hugh P. Hughes, B.A. 

William Meams, M.A., Benjamin Smith (b) 
(Elham, near Canterbury). 

John Vanes, Edward Bowman (Sandwich). 

George Clement. 

Thomas Stephenson, James George Cocks. 

Jabez Iredale, who shall change on one Sunday in 
every six weeks with the Minister of the Rye 
Circuit. 

Alfred Beresford. 

Samuel W. Lawton, who shall change on one 
Sunday in every six weeks with the Minister of the 
Staplecross Circuit ; James Godden, Super- 
numerary. 

William Davison, George G. Huxtable. 

Charles Bingant, who shall change on one Sunday in 
^ every six weeks with the Minister of the Sheerness 

Circuit ; John Wesley Dawson, Supernumerary. 
Chatham Garrison, Ricbard W. Allen (Brompton, Kent). 
The Camp, Shorncliffe, Benjamin Broadley (Sandgate, Kent). 
John Vanes, Chairman of the District. 
William Davison, Financial Secretary. 

v.— THE NORWICH AND LYNN DISTRICT. 
89 Norwich, Pascho Hoskins, Ralph W. G. Hunter, James S. 

Bellman. 



78 Margate, 

79 Dover^ 

80 Folkestone, 

81 Deal, 

82 Rye, 

83 Tenterden, 

84 Ashford, 



85 Staplecross, 

86 Ticehurst, 



87 Maidstone, 

88 Sittingbourne, 



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90 Bungay, John Locke, Thomas Orton (Lo(idon). 

91 North' fValsham, Alfred Taylor, Charles O. Eldridge (Aylsham). 



92 Yarmouth, 

93 Lowestoft, 

94 Yoxford, 



95 Diss, 



James Findlay, Alfred D. Cope. 

Thomas Withington, John Leathley ; George 
Ranyell (Southwold), Supernumerary. 

George Gihson, who shall change on one Sunday 
in every twelve weeks with the Ministers of the 
Lowestoft Circuit. 

William P. Peck, Samuel Brown (a) (Botesdale), 
William K. Hardy ; Thomas Turner, Super- 
numerary. 

96 Attlehorough and New-Buchenham, Thomas G. Keeling (New- 

Buckenham), George Edward Cutting (Attic- 
borough). 

97 Bunj St, Edmund* s^ Samuel Bowman, Samuel Simpson (b) 
(Elmswell). 

'JoBhua Johnson, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every twelve weeks with the Ministers of 

the Walsingham Circuit. 
James Parkes, Thomas Ratcliffe, Thomas Clark. 
Francis Barker, John Bouhaiii (East-Dereham). 
Henry Brown, Frederick H. Smith TStoke-Ferry). 
John Tesseyman, George Woodcock (Docking, near 

Lynn). 
Francis Hewitt, Humphrey Morrison. 
George H. Chambers, James F. Belfield (Meth- 

wold), Toft W. Cook. 
Samuel Brocksop, Frederick M. Lowry. 
Thomas Green, Jonathan Foster (Haddenham), 

John Turner (Sutton), Elijah Sholl (Littleport). 

Pascho Hoskins, Chairman of the District, 
Jambs Findlay, Financial Secretary, 



98 Holt, 



99 Lynn, 

100 Swaffham, 

101 Downham, 

102 Walsingham^ 

103 Wisheach, 

104 Thetford, 

105 Mildenhall, 

106 Ely, 



VI.— THE OXFORD DISTRICT. 

107 Oxford, Richard Bell, J. Norton Vine (Woodstock). 

108 High' Wycombe, William H. Lewis, John Skerratt. 



William Brailey, Caleb Foster. 

Philip B. Wamsley, Joseph Workman, Thomas W. 
Johnstone (Grimsbury, Banbury) ; John Brown 
(b) (Grimsbury, Banbury), John T. Yeates, 
Supernumeraries. ^ 

John Mann, who shall change on one Sunday in 
every quarter with the Ministers of the Banbury 
Circuit 

Joshua Duffill, John Kirtlau, Thomas Jenldn. 

George Penman, Adam Hann. 
... ^^^.,y^,j^.^, James Peet, Francis Truman (Lambournc). 

115 Marlborough, Edward Barber, Henry Smith (Pewsey). 

116 WatUngton, Samuel Lucas (b). John D. Clark (Wallingford). 



109 Witney, 

110 Banbury, 



HI Kineton, 



112 Newbury, 

113 Reading, 

114 Hungerford, 



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117 Thame, William R. Dalby, who shall change on one 

Sunday in every six weeks with the Ministers 
of the Watlington Circuit ; Paul Clarke, Super- 
numerary. 

118 Brackley, John Lamplough, James H. Marquand (Bicester). 

119 Buckingham, Thomas Vinson, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every six weeks with the Ministers of the 
Brackley Circuit 

120 Chipping' NorUm, William Holds worth, John Burnett. 

121 Stow-on-the-Wold, Joseph Milligan, who shall change on one 

Sunday in every six weeks with the Ministers 
of the Chipping- Norton Circuit. 

122 Swindon, Samuel Wesley, Edwin H. Tindall (Farringdon), 

John P. Yates (New Swindon). 
128 Wantage, Daniel G. Maillard, Joseph Cade (Harwell, near 

Steventon). 

124 Abingdon, Samuel Atkinson (a), who shall change on one 

Sunday in every six weeks with the Ministers 
of the Oxford Circuit. 

Richard Bell, Chairman of the District, , 
Philip B. Wamblbt, Financial Secretary. 

VII.— THE PORTSMOUTH DISTRICT. 

125 Portsmouth, Joseph Lawton, Josiah Jutsum, Edward S. 

Banham, Henry Watts. 
Portsmouth Garrison, Joseph Wehster. 

126 Gosport, John D. Thomas ; Robert Colman, Supernumerary. 

127 Fareham, Edmund Maden, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every four weeks with the Minister of the 
Gosport Circuit. 

128 Salisbury, Samuel Haigh, Henry Soper, William F. Faulding ; 

Willijttn Tranter, Supernumerary. 

129 Poole, George F. White, George C. Mayes (Bournemouth), 

Theodore Bishop (Wareham). 

130 Swanage, Frederick Barber, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every month with the Ministers of the Poole 
Circuit. 
ISl Wimborne, Joseph Payne, Joshua Leadbeater (Cranboume); 

John Wesley Button, Supernumerary. 
1 82 Christehurch and Lymington, William Piggott, Joseph Robinson 

(Lymington). 
1S8 Newport, Isle of Wight, Samuel Atkinson (b), Thomas Dickin 

(Ventnor), Henry Scholefield (Freshwater). 
1«4 Ryde, Levi Waterhouse, Thomas Wenn (Cowes),01inthus 

R. Bamicott (Sandown). 
185 Southampton, James J. Prescott, James Osbom ; Thomas Payne, 
-"" John T. Morley, Thomas Bate, Supernumeraries. 

Chester, John Hornby, Samuel Adcock (Romsey). 
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138 Chiehetier, Samuel H. Tindoll, James Kilvington (Little- 

hampton) ; Samuel Young (Bognor), Super- 
numerary. 

Joseph Lawton, Chairman of the DUtrieL 
Samuel H. Tindall, Fituineial Secretary. 

VIII.— THE CHANNEL-ISLANDS DISTRICT. 

139 Ouernsetf, {Englishj) J. Lancaster Ball, Joseph C. HVright, 

William D. L. Slack. 

140 Guernsey and Sark^ {French,) William Nicolle, Philip G. Adair ; 

George Leale, Supernumerary. 

141 Aldemey, (English,) Owen VH Atkins. 

142 Aldemey, (French,) Peter Lucas. 

143 Jersey, (English,) John Tindall, John Perrett. 

144 Jersey, (French,) Alfred J. Dupuy, Heller Le Rougetel, James L. 

Ozanne, Thomas J. Desprds, One to be sent; 
Philip Tpurgis, Philip Guiton, Philip Lo 
Gresley, Supernumeraries. 

John Tindall, Chairman of the District. 

IX.— THE DEVONPORT DISTRICT. 

145 Devonport, Samuel Brown (b), Edward Dodds, Robert J. 

Andrew. 

146 Plymouth, (Ebenezer,) William H. Comforth, Joseph B. Blanch, 

John Crump (Ivy-Bridge) ; James Mitchell, 
Supernumerary. 

147 Plymouth, (Ktng-Street,) Nicholas Boyns, Richard Jenkin (Stone- 

house, Devon). 

148 Launceston, Thomas B. Butcher, Thomas B. Harrowell ; John 

Walter (North- Petherwin), Supernumerary. 

149 North Hill, Alexander Hoskings (Coad's Green, near Laun- 

ceston), John T. Patey (Lewannick). 

150 Holsworthy, George Meadows, William H. Maud. 

151 Kilkhampton; Uriah Bntters, Isaiah Parker (Stratton); William 

Harvie, Supernumerary. 

152 Liskeard, George Savery, William Hunt, Alfred Tucker ; 

William Beal, Supernumerary. 

153 Callington, Joseph Mole, William Barnes (Saltash). 

154 Tavistock, John B. Charles, Robert C. Cowell. 

155 Crunnislahe, W. Dingley Williams, J* Bunting Portrey. 

1 56 Camelford, Richard P. Davey, Robert Dyson (b) (Wadebridge); 

George Beard (Wadebridge), Supernumerary. 

157 Kingshridge, William Hill, Joseph Higham (Salcombe). 

158 Brixham and Dartmouth, James Nicholson (a) (Dartmouth), 

William Mellor (Brixham). 

159 Ashhurton, Joseph R. Warburton, William Reading (Buckfast- 

leigh) ; James Scholes (Ilsington), Supernu- 
merary. 

William H. Cornforth, Chairman of the District, 
Nicholas Botms, Financial Secretary. 



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J 60 Redruth, 

161 Camborne, 

162 Falmouth, 



163 Truro, 

164 Gwennap, 

165 St. Agnes, 

166 St. Austell, 

167 St. Mawes, 



168 Bodmin, 

169 iS*!. Columb, 

170 Penzance, 

171 i^*. /iw^ 

172 iJ^ /re*, 

173 SciUy Islands, 

174 Helstone, 

175 ffa^f^e, 

176 Marazion, 



Samuel HuttoD, James R. Berry, James Crabtree. 
George Turner (b), Richard Allen (b), William 

H. Clogg ; Anthony Taylor, Supernumerary. 
John E. Coulson, Edward Crump (P«nryn), George 

E. Polkinghorne ; Almond T. Hocking, Super- 
numerary. 
S. Evans Rowe, Frederick Mason. 
Joseph B. West (Carharrack), Richard E. Bray 

(Ponsanooth). 
Peter Prescott, Joseph H. Skewes, M.A. 
John Gregory, Wesley Hurt, Charles J. Preston 

(Mevagissey), John B. Every (Tywardreath). 
Peter Parsons, ^ho shall change twice in every 

quarter with the Ministers of the Falmouth 

Circuit. 
Edward Parry, George F. Swinnerton (Lostwithiel). 
Ebenezer Tovey, William P. Ellis (Padstow). 
Samuel Romilly JElall, Robert N. Barritt, Thomas 

T. Lambert (Newlyn West). 
Thomas West, Thomas Ayrton. 
Mark Symons, Josiah Goodacre. 
Thomas Roberts (a). 
George Cartwright, Matthew Salt, Joseph Bentley, 

Gregory Ren ton. 
Charles Burbridge, George S. Daniels (Hayle 

Foundry), John Osborn (Wall, near Hayle). 
Jabez Overton, Charles Symes (Goldsithney). 



Samuel Romilly Hall, Chairman of the District. 
S. Evans Rowe, Financial Secretary. 



XI.— THE EXETER DISTRICT. 

177 Exeter, Jacob Morton, Thomas Trethewey, W. Co well 

Brown ; Benjamin Firth, Supernumerary. 

178 Tiverton, John Edwards (b), Robert Passmore. 

179 Taunton and Wellington, Thomas Richards, Robert C. Barratt 

(Wellington), Albert Bishop ; John Geden, 
Joseph Fletcher, Supernumeraries. 
Wesley an Collegiate Institution, William P. Slater, Governor 
and Chaplain. 

180 Bridgewaier, Edwin Blake, George M akin ; John B.Alexander, 

Fletcher Menhinick, Supernumeraries. 

181 South^Petherton, James F. Masters, Charles W. Rawlings (Crew- 

kerne) ; Thomas W. Smith (llininster), Super- 
numerary. 

182 Budleigh-Salterton, Robert G. Badcock (Sidmouth), Rutland 

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183 Axminster, William Kirkman, who shall change on one 

Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers of 
the South-Petherton Circuit. 

184 Bridportf John Thomas (b), John Thompson ; John Stevens, 

John Saunders, Supernumeraries. 

185 Barnstaple f Benjamin Browne, Thomas Bennitt ; Henry Dean 

(Lynton), Supernumerary. 

186 Ilfracombe, Robert W. Pordige, who shall change on one 

Sunday in every month with the Ministers of 
the Barnstaple Circuit 

187 South'Molion, Nathaniel Alston, Charles £. Wansbrough. 

188 Bideford, William Allen (b), Andrew Rennard (Torrington), 

William Dunstan ; John F. England (Instow), 
Supernumerary. 

189 DvnsteTf John Harris, James B. Jones (Porlock). 

190 fVilliton, Alfred Barber, Henry Smallwood (b) (Watchet). 

191 OkeJiamptoUf John Danks, William T. Jones. 

192 Torquay, John B. Dyson, John Nelson (Newton- Abbot), 

James Parker ; John Morgan, William Henley, 
Supernumeraries. 

193 Teigntnouthf John Bramley, George Smith (d) (Dawlish). 

Jacob Morton, Chairman of the DistrteU 
Bbmjamin Bbownb, Financial Secretary, 

XII.— THE BRISTOL DISTRICT. 

194 Bristol, {King- Street, ^c.,) James Clapham, John Baker, M.A., 

Henry £. Gregg, John Martin (b); William 
W. Rouch, Charles Tucker, Robert Dugdale, 
Supernumeraries. 

195 Bristol, {Langton- Street, 8fc.,) Francis Teal, John Pearson, 

Joseph B. Norton (Keynsham); James Stott, 
Supernumerary. 

196 Bristol, {Clifton, <^c.,) Richard Smetham, Frederick E. Toyne 

(Redland), William J. Hutton ; Henry V. 
Olver, Adam Nightingale, Richard Ray, Samuel 
D. Waddy, D.D., Supernumeraries. 

197 Kinyswood, John Allin (RedReld, near Bristol), Thomas 

Wood (b). 

198 Banwell, Elisha M. Sheam, Joseph A. Hemsworth 

(Axbridge). 

199 Weston-super-Mare, John S. Ridsdale, Samuel W. Beard (Burn- 

ham, Somerset). 

200 Stroud, John Killick, John S. Parkes (Stratton, near Ciren- 

cester), John P. White. 

201 Dursley, Robert Dillon, Alfred Brice ; William Seccombe, 

Supernumerary. 

202 Stonehouse and Eastinyton, George L. Allen (Eastington, near 

Stonehouse), Samuel Gregory. 

203 Thornhury, {near Bristol,) George Swidenbank, who shall change 



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204 Gloucester, 



206 Cheltenham, 



on one Sunday in every six weeks with the 

Ministers of the Kingswood Circuit. 
Henry Castle, Herbert Burson, E. Stanley Shelton; 

William Baker (a), Supernumerary. 
205 Tewkesbury, Edward Bramford, who shall change on one 

Sunday in every six weeks with the' Ministers 

of the Gloucester and Cheltenham Circuits, 

alternately. 
Thomas Osbom, William Spilsbury, Sydney J. P. 

Dunman (Winchcombe) ; George Robinson (a), 

Supernumerary. 

207 Newport, {Monmouthshire,) William R. Williams, James Spensley 

(Pillgwenlly), John Nancarrow. 
Risea, Robert Daw, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every six weeks with the Ministers of the 
Newport Circuit. 

208 Cardiff, {Wesley, S^c.,) George Blanchflower, David C. Ingram, 

T. Galland Hartley. 

209 Cardiff, {Loudoun- Square, ^c,,) Thomas Brumwell, Samuel 

Green ; Charles Williams (Penarth), Super- 
numerary. 

George Smith (b), George Hepplewhite. 

Samuel Hooley, Jo'seph M. Browne (Tondii), 
Frederick C. Dugdale. 

Robert Lickes, who shall change on one Sunday 
in every four weeks with the Ministers of the 
Ross Circuit. 

John T. Marquand, Thomas Evans (Lydney). 

George Smith (a), who shall change on one Sunday 
in every three months with the Ministers of the 
Newport Circuit. 
215 Abergavenny, John Parsons, Henry Lewis (Gilweme, near Aber- 
gavenny) ; Jesse Pilcher, Supernumerary. 

John Harding, William Calladine (Blacnavon), 
John Boulter (Abersychan) ; John Jones (e), 
Supernumerary. 

Robert W, Broom field, Vetranio Tyas (Newent). 

Thomas S. Raby, John H. Goodman. 

James Clapham, Chairman of the District. 
Frederick E. Toyne, Financial Secretary, 



210 Pontypridd, 

211 Bridgend, 

212 Monmouth, 



213 Ross, 

214 Chepstow, 



216 Pontypool, 



217 Ledbury, 

218 Hereford, 



XIII.— THE BATH DISTRICT. 

219 Bath, Matthew Trevan Male, Matthew Gallienne; James 

Cheeswright, Thomas Lofthouse, Richard Homa- 
brook, John Keightley, Martin Young, Super- 
numeraries. 
New Kingswood School, William H. Sargent, Governor and 
Chaplain. 

220 Bradford-on^Avon, Charles Willis (Trowbridge), Abraham S. 

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221 Mtdsomer-NcrUm^ .William S. Bestall, Joseph Taylor (Paulton, 

near Bristol), Samuel Vincent, William A. 
Phillips (Glutton, near Bristol). 

222 Prome^ George Parsonson, William Hamar ; James Mowat. 

Aaron Langley (Road, near Bath), Supernu* 
meraries. 
Warminster^ Thomas H. Penrith, who shall change on one 
Sunday in every six weeks with the Ministers 
of the Frome Circuit. 

223 Melksham, Thomas Righy, John Lewis (b) (Chippenham), 

John O. Stuart (Calne) ; Benjamin Elvins 
(Chippenham), John Kirby (Calne), Supernu- 
meraries. 

224 Devizes, Joseph Hall, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every six weeks with the Ministers of the 
Melksham Circuit. 

225 Shepton-Mallei, John Malvern, James Cooper (Wells), William 

Bell (Coleford, near Bath). 

226 Casth' Carey f Charles Bradley, who shall change on two Sundays 

in every quarter with the Ministers of the Yeovil 
Circuit. 

227 Sherborne, Richard Harding (b), William D. Walters (Mil- 

borne- Port). 

228 Yeovily William Talbot, Thomas Rowson. 

229 Weymouth^ John Randerson, Samuel Naish. 

230 Portland, George Kevern, William J. Dawson. 

231 Dorchester, John Hugill, George Parker (b) ; James Meadmore 

(Sydling), Supernumerary. 

232 Shaftesbury, James Cooke (a), William J. Cooke. 

233 Blandford and Sturminster, Frederick Gwynne, William J. 

Rogers. 

234 Glastonbury, Henry J. Thomas, who shall change on two Sun- 

days in every quarter with the Ministers of 
the Shepton-Mallet Circuit. 

William H. Sargent, Chairman of the District. 
William Talbot, Pinancial Secretary. 

XIV.— THE SWANSEA DISTRICT. 

235 Swansea, Thornley Smith, William Nicholson (Mumbles). 

236 Gower, Robert H. Mole (Horton), who shall change on 

one Sunday in every quarter with the Minis- 
ters of the Swansea Circuit 

237 Neath, Benjamin John, Mark P. Gilbert (Briton-Ferry) ; 

John Philp, Supernumerary. 

238 Merthyr-Tydvil, James Pearce, George S. Stoker (Aberdare) ; 

William Crookes, Supernumerary. 

239 Tredegar, George Kennedy, Cornelius Wood (Rhymney). 

240 Brynmawr, William Barber, Edward Knibbs (Ebbw-Vale). 

241 Brecon, Frederick Balls, Ezra Nuttall (Hay); Thomas J. 

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242 Carmarthen, Seth Dixon (b), who shall change on one Sunday 
in every four weeks with the Ministers of the 
Llanelly Circuit. 
^ 243 Llanelly, Edwin Thorley, Jabez Chambers (Kidwelly). 

244 Haverford'West, John Ryan, John Broadbent (Milford), James 

Walter. 

245 Pembroke, Herbert W. Haime, Nicholas Kelynack (Pembroke- 

Dock). 

246 Tenby, Edward Hawkin, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every six weeks with the Ministers of the Pem- 
broke Circuit; Edward Crofts, Supernumerary. 
Goginan and Lisbume- Mines, (near Aberystwyth,) W. Rhode 
Davies, who shall change with the Minister of 
the Aberystwyth Circuit, and act under the 
direction of the Chairman of the District. 

247 Aberystwyth, Edward Ash ton Jones. 

Edwin Thorley, Chairman of the District. 
Thornlet Smith, Financial Secretary. 

XV.— THE SOUTH WALES DISTRICT. 

(welsh preaching.) 

248 Merthyr-Tydvil, Evan Richards, Richard Jones (Dowlais). 

249 Tredegar, Thomas Morgan, John Griffiths (Rhymney). 

250 Aberdare, Henry Parry, Griffith Griffiths (Mountain ash). 
Treherbert and Femdale, Peter Roberts, who shall change on 

one Sunday in every six weeks with the Ministers 
of the Aberdare Circuit, and act under the direc- 
tion of the Chairman of the District. 

251 Ebbw-Vale and Crickhowell, Thomas Phillips (Brynmawr), Rice 

Owen (Ebbw-Vale). 

252 Cardiff, Isaac Jenkins (a), John Hughes (c). 

253 Cowbridge, David Evans, who shall change on one Sunday in 

every two months with the Ministers of the 
Cardiff Circuit. 

254 Brecon, Daniel Marriott, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every quarter with the Ministers of the Ebbw- 
Vale and Crickhowell Circuit. 

255 Llandilo, John Rees, who shall change on one Sunday in 

every quarter with the Ministers of the Swansea 
Circuit. 

256 Carmarthen, John Herbert, John Evans (c) (Kidwelly) ; John 

Roberts (b) (Llanelly), Supernumerary. 

257 Swansea, David Lewis, John Jones (o) (Ystalyfera). 

258 Lampeter, John Hughes (b), who shall change on two Sundays 

in every quarter with the Minister of the Aberay- 
ron Circuit. 

259 Aberayron, James Jones ; Robert Owen, Supernumerary. 



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260 St. David's, 



261 Aberystwyth^ 

262 Ystumiuen, 

263 Machynlleth, 

264 Llanidloes, 



Joseph Jones, who shall change on one Sunday 
in every quarter with the Ministers of the Car- 
marthen Circuit ; Thomas Jones, D.D., Super- 
numerary. 

Lewis Williams, David Young (Tre'rddol). 

Thomas G. Pugh, Henry Pritchard (Mynyddbach). 

Henry Wilcox, Peter Jones (b) (Corris). 

Owen Owen, Thomas Thomas (a) (Trefeglwys). 
Isaac Jbnkins (a), Chairman of the District, 
Evan Richards, Financial Secretary. 



XVI.— THE NORTH WALES DISTRICT. 



265 Denbigh, 

266 Rhyl, 



267 Ruthin, 

268 Cortoen, 



269 LlangoUen, 



271 
272 



LlanrtDst, 
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Evan Pugh. 

Richard Prichard, who shall change on one 

Sunday in every six weeks with the Minister of 

the Denbigh Circuit. 
John Pierce ; John Bartley, Supernumerary. 
Robert Jones (d), who shall change on one Sunday 

in every six weeks with the Minister of the 

Ruthin Circuit. 
John Evans (a), Robert Lewis (b) (Cefn, Ruabon). 
270 Coedpoeth, (near Wrexham,) Owen Williams, Thomas Thomas 

(b) (Brymbo). 
Robert Jones (c), Thomas Griffith (Penmachno). 
Ffestiniog, Thomas Jones Humphreys, who shall 

change on one Sunday in every six weeks with 

the Minister of the Pwllheli Circuit. 
Isaac Jones, Thomas Roberts (b). 
Thomas Morris, John Davies (Colwyn). 

275 Liverpool, (Shaw-Street,) Lewis Jones, William Thomas. 

276 Liverpool, {Chester Street^) Robert Jones (b) (Birkenhead), Hugh 
Jones (b) ; John Hughes (a), Supernumerary. 

Robert Jones (a), Robert Hughes (Newmarket, 

Rhyl). 
Evan Davies, Methuselah Thomas (Chester) ; Lot 

Hughes (Chester), Supernumerary. 
Richard Williams, James Evans (Leeswood). 
Richard Morgan, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every six weeks with the Ministers of the 

Bangor Circuit. 
Philip Williams, Henry Hughes. 
Griffith Jones, Moses Roberts (Aberffraw). 
Samuel Davies, Robert Thomas Owen (Port- 

Dinorwic). 
John Richards (a), Evan Evans (a) ; William 

Davies, D.D., Editor and Book-Steward. 
Tregarth, {near Bangor,) John Jones (c), John Evans (b) 

(Bethesda). 



273 Abergele, 

274 Conway, 



277 Holywell, 

278 Bagillt, 



279 
280 



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281 Amlwch, 

282 Holyhead, 

283 Carnarvon, 

284 Bangor, 



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286 Pwllheli, Daniel Anwyl Williams. 

287 Barmouth, William Evans, David Jones (b) (Port-Madoc). 

288 Dolgelly, William H. Evans, Charles Nuttall (Towyn). 

289 Llanfyllin, Owen Lloyd Davies, John Jones (f) ; William 

Powell (a), Supernumerary, 

290 Llanrhaiadr, {near Oswestry,) John Hugh Evans, Hugh Hughes 

(Llansilin). 

291 Llanfair, {near Welshpool,) Ishmael Evans, who shall change 

on one Sunday in every quarter with the Minis- 
ters of the Llanfyllin Circuit. 
Hanley, Edward Humphreys, who shidl act under the 

direction of the Chairman of the District. 
Samuel Davibs, Chairman of the District, 
William Davies, D.D., Financial Secretary. 

XVII.— THE BIRMINGHAM AND SHREWSBURY 
DISTRICT. 

292 Birmingham, { Cherry- Street, S^c, ) Thomas Llewell3m, John 

Bond, Ishmael Jones, E. Blanshard Keeling 
(Harborne) ; William Box, Supernumerary. 

293 Birmingham, {Belmont -Row, ^c.,) Henry Young, William T. 

Nelson. 

294 Birmingham, {New- Town- Row, ^c.,) John Roberts (a), David 

Thomas (Erdington), Thomas Cross ; Henry 
B, Britten, Supernumerary. 

295 Birmingham, {Wesley, 4'C.,) PVederick W. Briggs, George 

Mather, James Finch ; 'Samuel Fiddian, Super- 
numerary. 

296 West'Bromwich, John Hearnshaw, William Potts (Smethwick, 

near Birmingham), James F. Pyle ; John 
Bissell, Supernumerary. 

297 Wedneshury, {Springhead, ^c.,) Joseph Moorhouse, Thomas 

Crosby (King's-Hill, near Wedneshury), John 
Pollitt (Bradley, Bilston) ; Thomas Peers 
(Pleck), Supernumerary. 

298 Wedneshury, {Wesley, ^•c.,) Thomas Leach (Great-Bridge, near 

Tipton), Thomas Wilkes, William N. Milnes 
(Hill-Top, West-Bromwich), David Solomon 
(Hocker-Hill, Tipton). 

299 Walsall, {Wesley, <J-c.,) James Ford, Henry J. Staley (Pelsall), 

Francis B. Sandbach (Great-Barr, near Bir- 
mingham) ; Thomas Stokoe, David Griffiths, 
Supernumeraries. 

300 Walsall, {Centenary, ^c.,) John S. Jones, John Reacher 

(Willenhall), Bamford Burrows (Bloxwich). 

301 Wolverhampton, William Hirst, John Brewster, John Emberton 

(Wednesiield-Heath, Wolverhampton). 

302 Bilston, John Weatherill, George E. Sheers, B.A. (Etting- 

shall, Wolverhampton). 

303 Dudley, John Nowell, William S. Dewstoe, Thomas Dodd. 



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804 Tipton, Robert Leake, William Perkins. 

305 Oldhury, Benjamin Ridsdale, J. Gilbert Rogers. 

306 Stourbridge, Robert Keywortb, William Humphries (Brierley- 

Hill), Andrew Palmer (Cradley, near Brierley- 
Hill) ; John Thomas (a), Supernumerary. 

307 Stourport, Edward Stokes, Joseph Bailey (Kidderminster). 
«S08 fVorcester, James S. Thomas, Charles A. Collingwood (Droits 

wich). 

809 Malvern, John £. Cooke, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every six weeks with the Ministers of the 
Worcester Circuit. 

810 Bromsgrave, Joseph S. Silcox, who shall change on one Sun- 

day in every six weeks with the Ministers of 
the Birmingham Circuits, successively. 

811 Evesham, John Pinkney, John Wesley Keyworth (Bidford, 

near Alcester). 

812 Redditch, John A. B. Harry, Patrick Pizey. 

813 Coventry, John Gay Wilson, William H. Kirkham. 

814 Leamington, Edward Workman, Joshua Hawkins (Warwick). 

815 Stratford-upon-Avon, Alfred Beer, who shall change on one 

Sunday in every five weeks with the Ministers 
of the Leamington Circuit. 

316 Hinckley, Jonathan Cadman, Thomas J. Kent, Thomas Law 
(Atherstone) ; Thomas Kilner (Nuneaton), 
Supernumerary. 

817 Shrewsbury, John West Roberts, Samuel T. Bosward; Ben- 
jamin Wood, Supernumerary. 

318 Madeley, {Salop,) John Connon, Joseph Caley (Tronbridge) ; 
Edward Sumner, Thomas Brothwood (Broseley), 
Supernumeraries. 

819 Dawley, Jabez Rought, Josiah Tollady, One of the 

Ministers of the Dawley Circuit shall give two 
Sundays in each quarter to Madeley. 

320 Wellington, (Salop,) Joseph T. Sanger, Charles Winters. 

321 Ketley-Bank and Shiffnal, George F. Driver (Ketley-Bank, near 

Wellington, Salop), William Waters (Shiffnal) ; 
William Davies (b) (Shiffnal), Supernumerary. 

322 Ludlow, George Smith (c), Robert Nicholson. 

828 Kington, Thomas Burrows, George Denton (Leominster), 

George C. Coad (Presteign). 

824 Knighton, (Radnorshire,) Philip Wood, William S. Winter (Clun). 

Thomas Llewellyn, Chairman of the District, 
John Bond, Financial Secretary, 

XVIIL— THE MACCLESFIELD DISTRICT. 

825 Macclesfield, John Eglinton, Benjamin Smith (a) (Bollington), 

James Nicholson (b). 

826 Alderky-Edge and Knutsford, William H. Wall (Alderley- 

Edge, near Manchester), James Whitehead 
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327 Buxton, Thomas Shaw. 

328 Whaley- Bridge, John Archer, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every six weeks with the Minister of the 
Buxton Circuit. 

329 Congleton, Aaron Edman, George Oyston, B.A. 

330 Sandbach, James Cooke (c), who shall change on one Sunday 

in every six weeks with the Ministers of the 
Congleton Circuit. 
831 Nantwich, Joseph Midgley, George Scott (c). 

332 Crewe, William Barrowclough, Isaac Harding. 

333 Northwich, William Way, Edward Fison (Middlewich) ; Henry 

Powis, Supernumerary. 

334 Burslem, John H. Beech, Isaac Rodgers (Hanley), William 

R. Stewart. 

335 Tunstall, John Hooton, William Jackson (c) (Kidsgrove). 
33rt Newcastle -under- Lyme, Gregory A. Page, Joseph Rhodes (a) 

(Audley), James Kent (Wolstanton). 
337 Longton, Jabez Ingham, George C. Taylor (Stoke). 

838 Stafford, Robert Brown, Ezekiel Barton (Rugeley), William 

H. Dale (Cannock). 

339 Leeh, Thomas T. Dilks, George E. Allen, Mark Shaw 

(Hartington, near Ashbourne), John C. Stuart. 

340 Uttoxeter, Edward D. Webb, Robert Odery. 

341 Cheadle, Samuel Blakeley, Edward Smith. 

342 Market-Dray ton, William Baker (b), who shall change on one 

Sunday in every six weeks with the Ministers of 
the Nantwich Circuit. 

John H. Beech, Chairman of the Districts 
John Eolinton, Financial Secretary, 



XIX.— THE LIVERPOOL DISTRICT. 

343 Liverpool, {^Brunswick, ^c.,) William W. Stamp, George Dic- 

kenson, James A. Macdonald, T. Moorhouse 
Thorp, William Robinson (b) ; John Wevill, 
Supernumerary. 

344 Liverpool, {Cranmer, S^n,,) John Knowles, J. Alexander Arm- 

strong (Bootle), William H. Groves, B.A. ; 
Henry Dodds, Supernumerary. 

345 Liverpool, {Pitt-Street, ^c,,) Marmaduke C. Osbom, John S. 

' Vint, George S. Tyler (Old Swan), Evan 

P. Evans ; Samuel Allen (Wavertree), William 
Ricketts, Supernumeraries. 

346 Liverpool, {Wesley, 4'C.,) John Hay, Thomas Chope, John Holmes 

(Woolton), John D. Stevens ; John Bowman, 
Supernumerary. 

347 Waterloo, Richard Green, Richard Peart (Great-Crosby). 

348 Birkenhead, Robert M. Willcox, Robert S. Coe, William Hi 

Dallin-jer (Rock-Ferry) ; Peter C. Horton 
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349 Seacombe, Edward Day (E^mont), William Brookes ((^ew- 

Brighton). 

350 Cheater^ Thomas Kent, John Pogson. 

351 Tarporley, Joseph Rippon, William Martin. 

352 Moldf James Hind, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every six weeks with the Ministers of the 
Chester Circuit; Frederick Payne (Bryn-yr- 
Haul, Mold), Supernumerary. 

353 Carnarvon and Bangor, Frederick B. Swift (Bangor), who shall 

change on one Sunday in every six weeks with 

the Minister of the Holyhead Circuit. 
Joseph Willis. 
Benjamin B. Waddy, who shall change on one 

Sunday in every four weeks with the Minister 

of the Llandudno Circuit. 
William Russell. 

Joshua Priestley, Thomas H. Mawson. 
Richard Harper, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every six weeks with the Ministers of the 

Wrexham Circuit. 
359 Whitchurch, {Salop,) John Anderson, George Hack (EUesmere), 

John W. Blackett. 
James Smith, Isaac Gould. 
Lionel D. Reay, Henry P. Wilson (Frodsham), 

Samuel H. Pink ; Frederick F. Edmunds 

(Frodsham), Supernumerary. 

362 Widnes, {Warrington,) Joseph Nield, Benjamin Dodd. 

363 St, HeUn's and Prescot, Thomas Derry, Robert Bentley, 
Mayson Penn (Earlstown). 

Ebeiiezer E. Jenkins, M.A., Thomas Akroyd ; 

Thomas Stead, Supernumerary. 
James Harris, Thomas Close (Croston). 
Joseph Binns, Joseph Hammond. 

367 Preston, {Lune-Street, ^c.,) Frederick C. Haime, John I. Britten, 

Henry F. Kelvey. 

368 Preston, {Wesley, ^c.,) Charles Carter, William L. Wingell. 

369 Chorley, William Shaw (b), Richard Groves. 

370 Blackpool, Edmund Oldfield, David Hay (Lytham), George 

Lester (Fleetwood) ; Benjamin Gartside (Poul- 
ton-le-Fylde), Thomas Jones (a) (Lytham), 
Supernumeraries. 

371 Garstang, Samuel Cooke (Scorton), Charles E. Lefeaux 

(Garstang). 
872 Lancaster, William H. Bambridge, James Critchison ; Thomas 
Sheldon, Supernumerary, 

373 Newtown, {Montgomeryshire,) John Jones (d), William R. Carlyon ; 

John Nicklin (Llanfair, near Welshpool), Super- 
numerary. 

374 Welshpool, John S. Simon, William Jeffries. 

William W. Stamp, Chairman of the District. 
James A. Macdonald, Financial Secretaru 



354 Llandudno, 

355 Rhyl, 



356 Holyhead, 

357 Wrexham, 

358 Oswestry, 



360 Warrington, 

361 Runcorn, 



364 Southport, 

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XX.— THE MANCHESTER DISTRICT. 

375 Manchester f {Oldham-Streeif ^c.,) Joseph Hargreaves, Feather- 
stone Kellett (Newton-Heath), William L. 
Appleby, Francis Standfast; Alexander Hume, 
Supernumerary. 
Theological Institution, Didshury Branchy William Jackson (a), 
Governor of the Institution-House; William 
Burt Pope, Theological Tutor ; John Dury 
Geden, Alfred J. French, B.A., Classical and 
Mathematical Tutors; Richard Waddy Moss, 
Assistant- Tutor. 
Wesleyan Chapel Committee^ John Bedford, William Edwards (a), 
General Secretaries (Manchester). 

370 Manchester f (Irwell-Street, 4*c.,) George B. Mellor, James 
Chalmers, M.A. (Swinton), Robert Eardley, 
B.A. (Pendleton), William E. Codling. 

377 Manchester, {Grosvenor- Street, ^c,,) George Follows, David 

J. Waller (Longsight), John Colwell (Fairfield), 
John H. Sholl. 

378 Manchester, (Great Bridgewater- Street, ^c.,) Samuel Wilkinson, 

Joseph Exell (Eccles), George Fletcher (Stret- 
ford), Humphrey Jutsum. 

379 Manchester, (Oxford-Road, ^c,i) William Hurt, Frederick W. 

Macdonald (Withington), George Charter 
(Rusholme) ; Thomas H. Walker, Thomas 
Hickey, Henry Holmes, Supernumeraries. 
880 Manchester, (Radnor- Street, ^c.,) William Williams (a), John 
Jeflfreys, Samuel Owen Scott ; Joseph Sykes, 
Supernumerary. 

381 Manchester, (Gravel-Lane, 4'C,,) Henry Pollinger, Francis J. 

Sharr (Higher-Broughton), Simpson Crump. 

382 Manchester, (Cheetham-Hill, 8^c,,) William T. Radcliffe, Charles 

Garrett, John Judge (Blackley) ; James Brooke, 
Joseph Lbwthian, Edward Walker, Supernu- 
meraries. 

383 Manchester, (Welsh,) William Morgan (a), who shall act under the 

direction of the Chairman of the District. 

384 Altrincham, John Martin (a), John Moore (Sale, near Man- 

chester), Josiah Banham (Bowdon) ; John 
M*Owan (Bowdon), Supernumerary. 

385 Stockport, (Tiviot-Dale, ^c.,) John W. Close, Owen Davies, 

H. Owen Rattenbury (Portwood), Benjamin 
G. Wilkinson (Leven«hulme) ; William Bythway 
(Barlow-Moor, near Didshury), Thomas Hughes, 
Supernumeraries. 

386 Stockport, (Hill-Gate, ^c.,) Philip Fowler, Austin Davey. 

387 New-Mills, John M. Budden, Frederick Haines ; Henry 

Beeson, Supernumerary. 

388 Glossop, Alfred Lockyer, Andrew I. Wharton (Hadfield). 



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389 Ashton-under-Lyne, William Elton, George T. Dixon (Staley- 

bridge), Robert A. Bilkey (Mossley). 
890 Hyde, Charles Povab, Richard Stevens (Denton). 

391 Oldham, (Manchester- Street,) James Smeeth, John C. Reddaway 

(Middleton, near Manchester), William E. 
Gardner ; Thomas P. Clark (Middleton), 
Supernumerary. 

392 Oldham, ( Wesley,) William Lees, Robert Davidson, M.A. (Shaw) ; 

William Ulingworth, Supernumerary. 

393 Saddleworth, Thomas Pearson (c) (Upper- Mill, near Manchester), 

James Etchells. 

Joseph Haroreavzs, Chairman of the District, 
Gboroe Fletcher, Financial Secretary, 

XXL— THE BOLTON DISTRICT. 

394 Bolton, {Bridge- Street, ^*c.,) Henry Hastling, Joseph Smithies, 

• Sampson Weaver. 

395 Bolton, (Wesley, ^c,,) Joseph Heaton, Thomas Allen, Albert 

Clayton (Edgeworth). 

396 Bolton, (Famwotth, %c.,) Joseph Posnett, John Taylor (Stone- 

clough, near Manchester). 

397 Bolton, (Park-Street, ^c,,) Henry M. Harvard, James Daniel. 

398 Rochdale, (Union-Street, i^c.,) James Hughes, Robert P. Downes. 

399 Rochdale, (Wesley, S^c.,) John Parkes, Walter Briscombe ; 

Richard Heape, Supernumerary. 

400 Heywood, Robert J. T. Hawksley, who shall change on one 

Sunday in every four weeks with the Ministers 
of the two Rochdale Circuits, alternately. 

401 Burnley, John G. Cox, John M. Bamford (Brierfield), 

Charles W. Prest; James Wilson, Richard 
Allen (a). Supernumeraries. 

402 Padiham, William Winterburn, John Mackintosh. 

403 Bury, George Scott, D.D., John Wood, B.A. (Summer- 

seat, near Manchester), Thomas Wilde, William 
C. Kewish ; James P. Fairboum (Radcliffe, 
near Manchester), Supernumerary. 

404 Blackburn, Thomas Hardy, Joseph Officer (Over-Darwen), 

Edward J. Smith (Oakenshaw, near Accrington), 
Joseph A. Beet 

405 Haslingden, Walter Vercoe, John M. Wamsley, Edwin Mosscrop 

(Ramsbottom). 

406 Jccrington, William Faulkner, John T. Waddy, Edward R. 

Edwards. 

407 Bacup, James Carr, James D. Tetley, William L. Watkinson . 

408 Rawtenstall, (near Manchester,) Thomas Wood (a), William 

Cullum. 

409 Colne, William Watson (a), John Clements (Bamoldswick). 

410 Barrowford and Nelson, W^illiam Allen (c) (Nelson, near Burn* 

ley), John Aldred (Barrowford). 

411 Clitheroe, William Sinclair, Charles H. Burton. 



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412 Leigh, Robert Haworth, John E. Pater, Buckley 

Yatei (Cadisbead, near Warrington) ; John Saul 
(Tyldesley), Supernumerary. 

Georob Scott, D.D., Chairman of the District. 
Hbnrt Hastlino, Financial Secretary, 

XXII.— THE HALIFAX AND BRADFORD DISTRICT. 

413 Halifax, (South Parade, ^c.,) William Ford, Thomas Overton ; 

James Loutit, Supernumerary. 

414 Halifax^ {Wesley, ^c.,) Marshall Randies, Edward J. Robinson, 

John A. Barrowclough, B.A. ; Thomas Brown, 
Supernumerary. 

415 HuddersfieUL, {Queen- Street, S^c,,) James Nance, Peter Feather- 

stone, Josiah Mee (Almondbury). 

416 HuddersfieUL, {Buxton-Road, S^.,) George Cumock, Richard 

Martin, George Kenyon (Linthwaite, near Hud- 
dersfield). 

417 Holtnfirth, Joseph Bate, Alfred Levell. 

418 Sowerby'Bridge, John Gilbert, John P. Elton (King-cross, near 

Halifax). 

419 Stainland, Sampson Reynolds, William Kendrew. 

420 Todmorden, Jacob Turvey, Daniel Pearson. 

421 Hebden-Bridge, {near Manchester,) John Dowty, M. A., Stephen 

Forrest (Mytholmroyd, near Manchester), Josiah 
Evans. 

422 Denhy-Dakt William H. Major, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every six w^eks with the Ministers of the 
two Huddersfield Circuits, alternately. 

423 Bradford, {Kirhgate, %c.,) Thomas Thompson, M.A., Frederick 

Griffiths, Thomas Nattrass. 

424 Bradford, {Low-Moor,) William Gibson, who shall change on one 

Sundiay in every month with the Ministers of the 
Bradford (Kirkgate) Circuit. 

425 Bradford, {Manningham, S^c,,) Samuel Walker, Ebenezer Evans, 

Joseph C. Woodcock ; James Dixon, D.D., 
William Lord, Supernumeraries. 

426 Bradford, {Eastbrook, ^c.,) George C. Harvard, John Gostick, 

Henry Balls, Robert Morton. 

427 Bradford, {Great-Horton, S^c,,) John P. Lockwood, Joseph H. 

Hargreaves, Enoch Salt (Thornton). 

428 Keighley, Willson Brailsford, Edward Watson, John Dymond; 

Jonathan J. Bates, Supernumerary. 

429 Haworth and Oaktcorth, Samuel H. Morton, William J. Brown 

(Oakworth), Charles E. Beecroft (Lower-Town); 
Samuel Merrill, William Sugden, Super- 
numeraries. 

430 Bingley, John Morris, Thomas Hackett. 

431 Cullingworth, William Fern, who shall change once in every 

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432 Shipley, 

433 Charlesioum, 

434 Skipton, 

435 Addingham 

436 CrosB-HilU, 

437 Groisington, 



Elijah Jackson, Humphrey Hughes, George W. 
Russell (Saltaire); Thomas Dunn, Supernu- 
merary. 

John Stephenson (a) (Baildon, near Leeds), who 
shall change on one Sunday in every four weeks 
with the Ministers of the Shipley Circuit. 

John Walters, Edward F. Hardwick; Theophilus 
Pugh (Gargrave), Supernumerary. 
and llkley, (near Leeds,) Giffard Dorey (Ilkley), 

Starkie Starkie. 
. William M. Stapleton, John M. Mangles (Icom- 
shaw). 

John Booth, who shall change on one Sunday in 
every quarter with the Ministers of the Skipton 
Circuit 

438 Settle, William W. Grigg, Thomas Rippon (Bentham). 

WiLLsoN Brailsford, Chairman of the District. 
Edward Watson, Financial Secretary. 

XXllL— THE LEEDS DISTRICT. 

439 LeedSf {Brunswick, '^c.,) John H. Lord, Stephen P. Harvard, 

Henry W. Holland, William Willey; John 

Roadhouse, Supernumerary. 
fVesleyan Theological institution, HeadingUy Branch : John 

Lomas, Theological Tutor ; John Farrar, 

Governor of the Institution- House ; Benjamin 

Hellier, Classical Tutor; George G. Findlay, 

B.A., Assistant-Tutor. 
Woodhouse Grove School, {Apperley- Bridge, near Leeds,) Henry 

H. Chettle, Governor and Chaplain. 

440 Leeds, (fixford''Place,''i^c.,) James R. Webb, Thomas Champness, 

William Bunting (Holbeck). 

441 Leeds, {Headingley^ ^c.,) Thomas B. Goodwin, Charles H. 

Floyd (Kirkstall); Joseph Floyd (Kirkstall), 
John Burton, Supernumeraries. 

442 Leeds, (St. Peter's, ^c.,) George E. Young, George Walker, 

William Unsworth. 

443 Leeds, (Wesley, ^c.^) Robert Cooke, Herbert Hoare, Walter G. 

Hall (Beeston-Hill); Edward Jones (a) 
(Beeston-Hill), Supernumerary. 

444 Brandey, (near Leeds,) George Rowe, James Ritchie (Stanningley). 

445 Armley, Henry Richardson, John M. Filter (Horsforth), 

Frederick Friend (Farnley), 

446 Wakefield, John Rhodes (a), Peter N, Andrews, Robert W. 

Starr. 

447 Birstal, Martin Jubb (Birstal, near Leeds), John Brash 

(Batley), John H. Grubb (Gomersal, near Leeds), 
Charles Dawe (Westgate-Hill), Henry Bone. 

448 Morley, William Tyson, Edward J. Brailsford (Churwell, 

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449 Dewshury^ George Scott (b), Alfred Freeman (a), John H, 

Morgan (Mirfield). 

450 Ossett and Horbury, William H. Cave, John Percy (Horbury). 

451 Knaresborottghf George G. S. Thomas, Isaac Pollitt. 

452 Harrogate, Josiah Pearson, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every four weeks with the Ministers of the 
Leeds Circuits, successively ; Richard Felvus, 
Thomas Vasey, Supernumeraries. 

453 Otley, James Kendall, William Wilson (c), John F. Raw 

(Burley-in-Wharfedale). 

454 Pateley-Bridge, John B. James, Frederick Hunter, 

455 Pontefract, Samuel Simpson (a), Samuel Wray (Knottingley), 

John Gunnell. 

456 Castleford, (near Normanton,) Henry Needle, Matthew C. 

Pennington. 

457 CleckheaUm, Charles G. Turton (Heckmondwike, vid Nor- 

manton), William G. Beardmore. 

458 Yeadon, (near Leeds,) William Slack, who shall change on one 

Sunday in every four weeks with the Ministers 
of the Woodhouse Grove Circuit. 

459 Woodhouse Grove, (Apperleif- Bridge,) Sampson Cocks, John H. 

Loxley (Idle, ne^ir Leeds). 

John Farrar, Chairman of the District, 
Thomas B. Goodwin, Financial Secretary, 

XXIV.— THE SHEFFIELD DISTRICT. 

460 Sheffield, (Carver- Street, ^c.,) Henry L. Church, Henry W. 

Jackson, B.A., William H. Tindall ; John Kirk 
(b). Supernumerary. 
Wesley College, John Harvard, Governor and Chaplain. 

461 Sheffield, (Norfolk- Street, 8^c.,) William Jessop, Samuel Sheard, 

William Brewins (Atterclifie), John S. Pawlyn ; 
Henry Padgham (Woodhouse), Supernumerary. 

462 Sheffield, (Ehenezer, S^c,,) Anthony Ward, Robert Posnett, 

Charles F. Nightingale. 

463 Sheffield^ (Brunswick,) John Lyth, D.D., George Boggis(Heeley). 

464 Shield, (Thorncliffe, 8^c.,) William Cattle, Charles H. H.Ward. 

465 Chesterfield, Thomas Harding, Henry Marchbank. 

466 Bakewell, Samuel Dodge, who shall change on one Sunday in 

every six weeks with the Ministers of the Mat- 
lock-Bath and Brad well Circuits, alternately. 

467 Bradwell, Jonathan Barrowclough. 

468 Rotherham, John H. Norton, William T. Armstrong, Alfred 

Freeman (b), John Kirk (c) ; John D. Julian, 
Supernumerary. 

469 Wath-upon-Dearne, Thomas H. Hill, Edward A. Wain, Henry 

M. Ratcliffe (Hoy land, near Bamsley). 

470 Doncaster, Thomas Alexander Rayner, James F. Broughton, 

Robert F, Cape (Thome), Charles W. L. 
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471 Barnsley, William F. Slater, Thomas H. Leale,- Henry 

H. Vowles (Worabro' Dale). 

472 Retford^ Thomas Sheers, George Holbrey, Edwin Dixon ; 

John Wilson (a), Supernumerary. 

473 Worksop^ • Joseph Howard (a), Nehemiah Smith ; John 

Bolam, Thomas Denham, Supernumeraries. 

William Jessop, Chairman of the DistricU 
Anthony Ward, Financial Secretary, 

XXV.— THE NOTTINGHAM AND DERBY DISTRICT. 

474 Nottingham, {Halifax-Place^ 4*^.,) John Rattenbury, James 

Pratt, J. Denholm Brash, Henry J. Foster. 

475 Nottingham^ {Wesley ^ ^c.,) John Hartley, Joshua Mason, William 

J. Marris (Beeston) ; John H. Faull (Beeston), 
Supernumerary. 

476 Ilkestone, George Butcher, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every six weeks with the Ministers of the two 
Nottingham Circuits, alternately. 

477 Mansfield, Henry Hine, Isaac E. Page (Southwell), John 

Smith (b). 

478 Newark, Robert H. Hare, Samuel J. Smith, William 

H. Thompson; Robert Beauchamp, Super- 
numerary. 

479 Bingham, William Stevinson, Thomas Broadbent. 

480 Leicester, William Willan, Matthew Ingle, Charles H. Gough. 

481 Melton-Mowhray, John Ward, James Bunting. 

482 Oakham, James Hartle, Samuel Lock (Uppingham). 

483 Stamford, James Eacott, Alfred H. Vine. 

484 Grantham, William Swallow, William G. Pascoe ; Andrew 

Mackintosh, Supernumerary. 

485 Peterborough, Albert H. M'Tier, Walter Fuller (Crowland), 

Egbert T. Carrier. 

486 Loughborough, Edmund Lockyer, Henry G. Faull. 

487 Castle- Donington, John Dixon (a), William Calvert (Melbourne, 

near Derby). 

488 Derby, {King-Street, <^c.,) Richard Brown (a), Charies 

L. Sutcliffe ; George T. Taylor, Supernumerary. 

489 Derby, (Green-Hill, <^c.,)John S. Fordham, James E. Hargreaves ; 

Francis S. Keeling, Supernumerary. 

490 Ashbourne, James M'Turk, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every four weeks with the Ministers of the 
two Derby Circuits, alternately. 

491 Helper, Nathaniel Stevens, William A. Templar. 

492 Ripley, {near Derby,) Henry Cattle, John F. Davies (Biddings, 

near Alfreton) ; James J, Topham, Super- 
numerary. 

493 Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Joseph Sutton, James W. Winspear(Woodville, 

near Burton-on-Trent), John Gibson (A)(Swan- 
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494 Burton-on' Trent t Charles Nightingale, Winterley Crouch, 

Thomas Barr (Tamworth). 

495 Matlock-Bath, William R. C. Cockill. Ulric H. Allen (Wirks- 

worth) ; Frederick Slight, Supernumerary. 

John Rattbnbury, Chairman of the District. 
Richard Brown (a), Financial Secretary. 

XXVI.— THE LINCOLN DISTRICT. 

496 Lincoln^ Michael Johnson, Samuel M'Aulay, Henry R. 

Burton, John Clegg. 

497 Sleaford, Ebenezer Moulton (a), Richard W. Butterworth, 

Thomas Harvey. 

498 Market-Rosen, Benjamin N. Haworth, John Palmer, William 

Millican. 

499 Louth, William Lindley, John Mack (North Somercotes), 

James Wright, George H. Brown (North 
Somercotes). 

500 Homcastle, Thomas Heeley, Thomas Brighouse ; Samuel Joll, 

Supernumerary. 

501 Bardney, Seth Dixon (a), William J. Hedley. 

502 Alford, Thomas Wilkinson, James Cooke (b), Henry 

Valentine. 

503 Coningsby, George Buckley, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every quarter with the Ministers of the 
Horncastle Circuit. 

504 Spilsby, Samuel Timms, Thomas Craven ; John Nicholson, 

Supernumerary. 

505 Boston, Alexander Puddicombe, Henry Douthwaite, Charles 

D. Newman. 

506 Waif^eet, Joseph Hirst, Robert J. Thomas (Wrangle). 

507 Spalding, William Robinson (a), Christopher B. Sykes (Hol- 

beach), Edmund Holroyd. 

508 Bourne, William Jackson (b), who shall change on one 

Sunday in every four weeks with the Ministers 
of the Stamford Circuit. 

MicHABL Johnson, Chairman of the District* 
William Lindlet, Financial Secretary, 

XXVU.— THE HULL DISTRICT. 

509 Hull, (Waltham-Street, ^c.,) Henry W. Williams, John 

S. Workman, John Henshall, George S. Weston, 
George Southall. 

510 Hull, (George-Yard, ^c.,) David Barley, Thomas Brackenbury, 

George H. Smith; Robert Jackson (Sutton), 
Supernumerary. 

511 Beverley, John Tucker, Ebenezer A. Gardiner. 

512 Driffield, Robert Lewis (a). William J. Frankland, Ralph 

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513 Howden, Hugh Johnson, William C. Williams, J. Rohinson 

Gregory. 

514 Patrington, Edward Russell, John Hogg (Hedon, near Hull). 

515 Hornsea, Henry Keet, John T. Pallister. 

516 Grimsby, (George^Street, ^c.,) George Hughes, Wesley Brunyate, 

Amos White; James Little (Cleethorpes), 
Supernumerary. 

517 Grimsby, {Caisior and Laceby, ^c.,) Henry Banks (Caistor), 

William M. Kidman (Waltham). 

518 Gainsborough, Theophilus S. Gregory, David Jones (a), Henry 

Pigott. 

519 Epworth, {near Bawiry), Edward B. Finder, Rohert T. Rundle 

(Owston-Ferry, near Bawtry). 

520 Snaiih, John Eaton, Josiah Felvus ; Thomas Pearson (a) 

(Drax, near Selhy), Supernumerary. 

521 Goole, Samuel Taylor, John W. Crake. 

522 Brigg, Felix H. Pickworth, John Brown (c) ; Thomas 

Short, Supernumerary. 

523 Barton-on" Number, Timothy R. Moxon, William Parsonson 

(Winterton, vid Brigg), Major F. Pect, Edwin 
Hayward (Ulcehy). 

524 Bridlington, John Shi pham (Bridlington-Quay), Thomas Horton 

(Bridlington), John Thackray ; Matthew Banks 
(Bridlington), Supernumerary. 

Henry W. Williams, Chairman of the District, 
Georob S. Weston, Financial Secretary. 

XXVIII.— THE YORK DISTRICT. 

525 Yorli, {New-Street, 4'c,,) James Grose, James Allen (b), John 

C. Greaves, James E. Clapham ; William Jewett, 
Joseph Mortimer, Supernumeraries. 

526 York, {Wesley, ^c.,) Thomas Pearson (b), Joseph Whiteside. 

527 Tadcaster, Henry Graham, George Wood, James Taylor (b) 

(Boston-Spa). 

528 Pocklington, Ahel Burgess, John Harrop, Luke Scott (Market- 

Weigh ton). 

529 MaUon, Joseph Dyson, Edwin* O. Coleman, Joseph Finne- 

more; John I. Muff (Slingsby), Supernumerary. 

530 Easingwold, Miles B. Pickering, Samuel T. House (Sheriff- 

Hutton), John H. Corson (Tollerton). 

531 Helmsley, Thomas Thompson, who shall change on one 

Sunday in every four weeks with the Ministers 
of the Kirby-Moorside Circuit. 

532 Scarborough, James Sugden, William D. Williams, T. Tapley 

Short. 

533 Sherburn, John T. Harwood, William B. Saul, M.A. 

534 Filey, Anthony G. Ward, Richard Butterworth (Hun- 

. manby). 

535 Pickering, Frederick Hart, William Watson (b). 

536 Kirby-Moorside, Joseph R. Cleminson, Henry H. Clapham. 



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537 Thirsk, J. Bywell Dawson, M.D., Charles Brighouse ; 

John Parry, Alexander T. Weir, Supernu- 
meraries. 

538 Northallerton, George Gregor, Joseph Charlesworth (Brompton). 

539 Ripojiy George Russell, John Jenkin (Boroughhridge, 

near York), Alfred Elvidge ; Joseph Morris 
(Boroughhridge), Supernumerary. 

540 Selby, William Foster, William H. W. Evans, Joseph 

Olphert. 

James Grose, Chairman of the District. 
James Allen (b), Financial Secretary, 

XXIX.— THE WHITBY AND DARLINGTON DISTRICT. 

541 fVhitby, George Ahbott, William King, William Middleton. 

542 Danby, David Williams (Danby, Yarm, Yorkshire), John 

Hughes (d) (Glasedale-Ends, Yarm, Yorkshire). 

543 Stokesley, Thomas M. Rodham, John E. Doubleday (Eston). 

544 Guisborough and Redcar, Henry Laugher, Thomas Hepton 

(Redcar). 

545 Lofthouse and Staithes, Edward P. Lowry, who shall change on 

one Sunday in every six weeks with the 
Ministers of the Guisborough and Redcar 
Circuit. 

546 Darlington, Robert S. Ellis, Abel Wood, Arthur B. Holford. 

547 Stockton, . William Bond, Joseph Adams, Edward Lloyd Jones. 

548 Middlesborough, George Barnley, James L. Posnett ; Harry 

Pedley, Supernumerary. 

549 Hartlepool, John RosseJJ, George Barlow (West-Hartlepool). 
650 Barnard-Castle, Edmund B. Warters, William H. Kendall; 

Edward Nye (Barningham), Supernumerary. 

551 Bishop- Auckland, John Talbot, William M. Armistead (Spenny- 

moor), Joseph H. Slack, George Quiggin (New- 
Shildon). 

552 Crook, Johh W. Henderson, Richard Crozier (Witton- 

Park). 

553 Middleham, John Imisson, John T. Duncan (West Witton). 

554 Hawes, Julius Brigg, who shall change on one Sunday in 

every quarter with the Ministers of the Middleham 
Circuit. 

555 Richmond, Thomas Waterhouse, Arthur A. Southerns. 

556 Reeth, William Baddeley, John R. Cleminson (Gun- 

nerside). 

557 Bedale, James Faulkner, George Hagen (Masham). 

John Talbot, Chairman of the District, 
Geo ROE. Barn LEY, Financial Secretary, 

XXX.— THE NEWCASTLE DISTRICT. 

558 Newcastle-upon-Tyne, {Brunswick, <^c.,) William Andrews, 

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559 Newcasile-upon-T^ne, ( Blenheim- Street ^ ^<?m) John Fletcher, 

Peter Mackenzie, Joshua Haigh. 

560 Gateshead^ Thomas Haslam, John Westlake, Agur B. Gar- 

diner, William Oldfield. 

561 North-Shields, William W. Duke, Mark Davenport, George 

Parker (a) (Tynemouth), 

562 South' Shields, John Kirk (a), Robert Stephenson, B.A., Anios 

Cleaver (Jarrow-on-Tyne), William C. Lawry 
(East-Jarrow) ; Humphrey Stevenson, Super- 
numerary. 

563 Blythf James Cuthbertson, Robert Buck. 

564 Morpeth, Edward Horton, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every six weeks with the Ministers of the 
Blyth Circuit. 

565 Sunderland^ (Sans-Street, ^c.,) Thomas Brookes, Joseph Dawson, 

Alfred Wells; George Turner (a). Supernu- 
merary. 

566 Sunderland, (Fawcett- Street, S^c.,) Edward Shelton, John 

H. Anderson. 

567 Sunderland, (Whitburn-Street, S^c,,) William Maltby, William 

Stevinson, B.A. 

568 Houghton'te- Spring, Richard Petch, John H. Rogers. 

569 Durham, Josiah My cock, John R. Bennett, James Johnson 

(Coxhoe), John S. Robinson (Chester-le-Street). 

570 Wolsingham, Charles H. Bishop, Henry Gibson (St. John's, 

Weardale), John Stembridge (Stanhope). 

571 Hexham, William H. Robson, George Reid (Corbridge), 

Edward Thompson. 

572 ShotUy- Bridge, Richard Stepney, Thomas W. Blanshard, Thomas 

Hind (Black-Hill). 

573 Alston, Thomas Cannell, George F. Maugham (Haltwhistle), 

Joseph Watson (b). 

574 Allendale- Town, William Limmex, William D. Johnson, (Lime- 

stone-Brae, Hay don -Bridge). 

575 Alnwick, Henry Badger, Joseph Symes (Amble). 

576 Berwick, John Watson (b), who shall change on one Sun- 

day in every six weeks with the Ministers of the 
Alnwick Circuit. 

William Andrews, Chairman of the District, 
John Fletcher, Financial Secretary, 

XXXI.— THE CARLISLE DISTRICT. 

577 Carlisle, Hugh Jones (a), Wesley Butters, James Morrison. 

578 Brampton, (near Carlisle,) William Hare, who shall change on 

one Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers 
of the Carlisle Circuit. 

579 Whitehaven, William Sellers, John Leal. 

580 Workington, William H. Walker, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every mouth with the Ministers of the White- 
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581 Cockermouth and KesuneTc^ William Satchell, John Raine (Kes- 

wick). 

582 Appleby and KirTcby-Stephen^ Thomas Henwood, George H. 

Shafto (Kirkby-Stephen). 

583 Penrith^ William Chambers, James W. Eacott. 

584 Kirkoswaldt Theophilus D. Anderson, B.A., Joseph S. Exell'. 

585 WigUm and Maryport, Charles J. Barton, Thomas A. Seed 

(Mary port). 

586 Kendal, Tilney Rising, John Burdon (Ambleside), Thomas 

Nicholson. 

587 Sedberghf William Moister, Thomas Hargreaves. 

588 Ulverstone^ Edward Abraham, Alexander F. Fogwell (Dalton- 

in-Furness), Richard W. Boyns (Millom). 

589 Barrow'tn-Furness^ John Bell (a), who shall change on one 

Sunday in every month with the Ministers of 
the Ulverstone Circuit. 

590 Dumfries^ John W. Thomas, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every quarter with the Ministers of the Carlisle 
Circuit. 

Hugh Jones (a), Chairman of the Disiriei, 
Edward Abraham, Financial Secretary, 

XXXII.— THE ISLE OF MAN DISTRICT. 

591 Douglas, Henry Kirkland, Charles Swannell, Harrison 

Fen wick. 

592 Castletown^ Robert Cass, Silas Jones. 

593 Ramsay, Joseph Oarrett, George Robinson (b), Thomas 

Austin. 

594 Peel, John S. Vickers, Geoi^ Watson. 

Henrt Kirkland, Chairman of the District, 

XXXIIL— THE EDINBURGH AND ABERDEEN DISTRICT. 

595 Edinburgh, G. Stringer Rowe, James Fletcher (Bathgate), 

Samuel Shrimpton. 

596 Leith, Samuel Abell, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every six weeks with the Ministers of the 
Edinburgh and Dunbar Circuits, alternately. 

597 Dunbar, Thomas J. Macartney,' who shall change on one 

Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers of 
the Edinburgh and Leith Circuits, alternately. 

598 Greenock, Joseph Cranswick, who shall change on one Sun- 

day in every six weeks with the Ministers of the 
Glasgow (Cathcart-Road) Circuit. 

599 Glasgow, {John-Street, S^c,,) Edward A. Telfer, James P. Keeley. 
Airdrie, Joshua Fielden, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every six weeks with the Ministers of the 
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600 Glasgow^ {St, Thomas's^ 4^c.,) Arthur WilkiDson ; David Stewart, 

Supernumerary. 

601 Glasgow, (Cathcart-Road, ^•c.,) William D. Barton, Forster 

Crozier. 

602 Glasgow, (Claremoni- Street, ^c,,) John F. Moody ; Roger Moore, 

Supernumerary. 

603 Dumbarton, Joseph R. Hewitson, who shall change on one 

Sunday in every six weeks with the Minister 
of the Glasgow (Claremont-Street) Circuit. 

604 Wallacestone, John Atkins (Redding-by-Falkirk). 

605 Kilsyth, Samuel Millett, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every six weeks with the Minister of the 
Wallacestone Circuit. 

606 Stirling and Doune, T. Inglis Walsh, who shall preach at Wallace- 

stone on one Sunday in every six weeks. 

607 Ayr, Edward Bay lis, George M. Colledge (Stewarton), 

William Greenwood (Girvan). 

608 Aberdeen, Newton R. Penny, James Bolton (Peterhead), 

George Ingman (Inverurie). 

609 Dundee, {fVard-Road,) Jahez Marrat. 

610 Dundee, (fVeUington-Street,) Thomas L.Parker, who shall change 

on one Sunday in every month with the Minister 
of the Dundee (Ward-Road) Circuit 

611 Perth, Joseph Butters, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every six w^eks with the Ministers of the 
Dundee Circuits, alternately. 

612 Arbroath and Montrose, John W. Moody, Sidney Mees (Montrose). 

613 Banff, Richard Webh, W. Boswell Lowther (Portessie). 

614 Inverness, John Drake. 

John Drake, Chairman of the District, 
Thomas L. Parkbr, Financial Secretary. 

XXXIV.— THE ZETLAND DISTRICT. 

615 Lerwick, George Hohson, James Drummond. 

616 Dunrossness, Stephen G. Scott. 

617 Walls, Thomas H. Horrell. 

618 Northmavin and Delting, Joseph Bacon. 

619 North Isles, James A. Riramer (Unst). 

N.B, I. The Ministers in the Zetland Isles shall 
change regularly with each other, under the 
direction of the Chairman of the District. 

2. The Zetland District is placed under the super- 
vision of the Home-Missionary Committee. 

3. Subscriptions especially in aid of the work of God 
in the Zetland Isles may be paid to the Trea- 
surers of the Home-Mission and Contingent Fund. 

George Hobsom, Chairman of the District. 



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APPOINTMENTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF WESLEYANS 
IN THE ARMY AND ROYAL NAVY. 

The Camp, Aldershot, Richard Hardy, Henry E. Thompson. 

Chatham Garrison, Richard W. Allen. 

The Camp, Shorncliffe, Benjamin Broadley. 

Portsmouth Garrison, Joseph Webster. 

Dublin Garrison, James Tobias. 

The Camp, Curragh^ John Duncan. 

Garrison and Naval Port of Malta, William S. Caldeeott, John P. Lowe. 

Gibraltar Garrison, Richard B. Lyth. 

Bermuda, Stephen Humphry, William Henry Evans. 



APPOINTMENTS OF HOME-MISSIONARY MINISTERS. 

No. of 
Circuit. 

1 London, {City-Road,) George H. Camburn. 
London, {German Mission,) William H. Johnston. 
Sandhurst, {Berks,) Joseph B. Alger. , 

2 London, {Hoxton,) William D. Sarjeant. 

4 Wood-Green and Seven Sisters' Road, Samuel F. Balch, Thomas 

Featherstonehaugh. 
6 London, {Hackney,) Edward Burton. 

8 London, {Spitalfields,) Robert Culley. 

9 London, (Bethnal- Green,) T. Bowman Stephenson, B.A. 

1 1 London, {Bow,) Allen Rees. 

London, {Mile- End-Road,) James S. Cooke. 

12 London, (Canning -Town,) Stephen Cox. 
East End of London, Alexander M'Aulay. 

13 Stratford, James H. Pawlyn. 

16 Saffron-Walden, Samuel R. Williams. 

18 Southend and Leigh, J. Holland Brown. * 

22 Watford, William Ludlow. 

23 Uxbridge, Henry W. Catton. 

25 London, {South- East ^ James B ransom. 

New-Cross, Joseph Dixon. 
31 Paddington, Alfred Marty n. 

Hampstead, W. Wheatley Smith. 
32 ' London, (Bayswater,) Nehemiah Cumock (b). 
33 London, {Chelsea,) William Hudson. 

41 Croydon, Jacob Stephenson, B.A. 

42 Kingston and Cobham, Joseph Portrey, Alfred Llewellyn. 

43 Chertsey, Alfred Sargent. 
47 Eastbourne, James S. Hill. 

50 Guildford, Henry J. Sykes, Samuel Fogg. 



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Na. of 
Circuit. 

51 Petersfieldf Andrew Baxter. 

89 Norwich, James S. Bellman. 

125 Portsmouth, Henry Watts. 
129 Bournemouth, George C. Mayes. 
144 Jersey, (French,) James L. Ozanne. 
190 WillUon, Henry Small wood (b). 

222 Warminster, Thomas H. Penrith. 
241 Builth, . Joseph Shrimpton. 

247 Aherystywth, £. Ashton Jones. 
250 Treherhert, S^c, {Welsh,) Peter Roberts. 
291 Hanley, {Welsh,) Edward Humphreys. 
309 Malvern, John £. Cooke. 

323 Leominster, George Denton* 
332 Crewe, Isaac Harding. 

345 Liverpool, {Pitt-Street,) Evan P. Evans. 
354 Llandudno, Joseph Willis. 
356 Rhyl^ Benjamin B. Waddy. 

359 Ellesmere, George Hack. 
367 Preston, {tune- Street,) Henry F. Kelvey. 
390 Denton, Richard Stevens. 

393 Saddkworth, James Etchells. 
403 Bury, William C. Kewish. 

430 Bingley, Thomas Hackett. 

432 Saltaire, George W. Russell. 

444 Stanningley, James Ritchie. 

462 Sheffield, {Ebenezer,) Charles F. Nightingale. 

463 Shield, {Heeley,) George Boggis. 

464 Sheffield, {Thorncliffe,) Charles H. H. Ward. 
468 Bother ham, John Kirk (c). 

471 Worshro* Dale, Henry H. Vowles. 
534 Filey, Anthony G. Ward, Richard Buttcrworth. 

561 Tynemouth, George Parker (a). 
577 Carlisle, Wesley Butters. 

586 Ambleside, John Burdon. 
595 Bathgate, James Fletcher. 

• 599 Glasgow, {John- Street,) James P. Keeley. 
601 Glasgow, {Cathcart-Road,) Forster Crozier. 
603 Dumbarton, Joseph R. Hewitson. 
607 Stewarton, George M. Colledge. 
Girvan, William Greenwood. 

613 Portessie, W. Boswell Lowther. 

615 Lerwick, George Hobson, James Drummond. 

616 Dunrossness, Stephen G. Scott. 

617 Walls, Thomas H. Horrell. 

618 Northmavin and Delting, Joseph Bacon. 

619 North Isles, James A. Rimmer. 



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IRELAND. 

I.— THE DUBLIN DISTRICT. 

620 Dublin, (Stephen* s^Green, Centenary Chapel, S^c,) James 

Donnelly, James Robertson (Sandymount) ; 

Thomas Meredith, Robert Boyd, Supernume** 

raries. 
N.B. Robert G. Gather, LL.D., is, by permission 

of the Conference, employed in the service of a 

religious Society in England. 
Connexional School^ Thomas A. M'Kee, Governor and Chaplain. 
Dublin Garrison, James Tobias. 
Curragh Camp, John Duncan. 

621 Dublin, (Abbey-Street, ^c.,) William G. Price, Henry Ball, John 

O. Price ; Robert Huston (Lombard-Street), 
Supernumerary. 

622 Dublin, (Rathmines,) Thomas Moran. 

623 Dublin, (Cork-Street,) John B. Wallace, M.A., who shall change 

once in every six weeks with the Minister of the 
Rathmines Circuit. 

624 Dublin, (Blackhall-Place,) Edward Best, who shall change once 

in every four weeks with the Ministers of the 
Abbey-Street Circuit. 

625 Kingstown, George Vance, John Moore (Blackrock). 

626 Bray, Gibson M*Millen (Inspector of Schools), Samuel 

Hollingswortb, B.A.; Thomas T. N. Hull 
(Dalkew), Supernumerary. 

627 Drogheda, Benjamin Bayly, James Thompson (Dandalk) ; 

John Carey, Supernumerary. 

628 Wicklow, Irvine Johnston. 

629 Rathdrum, William Lough (Arklow), James M. Sayers. 

630 Tullamore, Frederick Elliott, Thomas M'Lorinan ; John 

Hughes (Bally brittas). Supernumerary. 

631 Maryborough, James Murdock. 

632 Abbeyleix, Samuel Dunlop, who shall change once in every 

four weeks with the Minister of the Maryborough 
Circuit. 

633 Longford, William Christie, Robert J. Ballard ; John Nelson 

(Aughry-House, Dromod), Supernumerary. 

634 AthUme, George G. Ballard. 

635 Lucan and Trim, Samuel Patterson (Celbridge), John Foster 

(Trim). 
General Mission for the South, William G. Campbell (Blackrock, 
Dublin). 

James Tobias, Chairman of the District, 
James Donnelly, Secretary. 

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637 Clonmel, John C. Storey. 

638 CarloWf Thomas Pearson, Martin Hynes (Athy). 

639 Newtownbarry, John Carson, John H. Martin ; Henry J. Giles 

(Monamolin, Gorey), Supernumerary. 

640 Wexford^ John Hazelton, Samuel Bates. 

641 Kilkenny f Mortlock Long, Hugh Moore. 

John Donald, Chairman of the District, 
John Hazelton, Secretary. 

Ill THE CORK DISTRICT. 

642 Carkf William Gorman, Wesley Guard. 

643 Queenstoum and Passage^fVest, Robert Hazleton, Richard S. D. 

Campbell (Passage- West). 

644 Bandont Henry Evans, James Coote (Dunmanway) ; 

Thomas Waugh, Supernumerary. 

645 Clonakilty, John Walker, Walter H. Price. 

646 Skibbereen^ William R. Starkey, Albert E. Kinmonth. 

647 Yaughal^ John Liddy, Supernumerary. 

648 Fermoy, Robert Black. 

649 KinsaUf Robert Knowles. 

650 Berehaven-MineSf George Barnes. 

651 Tralee^ William B. Monahan, Andrew M'llwaine; John 

Nash (Kenmare), Supernumerary. 

William Gorman, Chairman of the District, 
Wesley Guard, Secretary, 

IV.— THE LIMERICK DISTRICT. 

652 Limerick^ James C. Bass ; James B. Gillman, Supernumerary. 

653 Adare and Rathkeale, Hugh C. Walshe (Rathkeale). 

654 Roscrea and Parsonstotion^ Thomas W, Baker, Edward C. West 

(Parsonstown). 

655 Claughjordan, John Good (Borrisokane). 

656 Ballinasloe, Thomas Foster. 

657 Nenagh, Jeremiah Wilson. 

658 Kilrushy Edward M. Banks. 

659 Ennis^ Richard T, Tracy, Supernumerary. Letters to 

be addressed to Limerick. 

660 Galway and Oughterard, Oliver M'Cutcheon, Andrew Rutledge ; 

Samuel Cowdy (a) (Clifden), Supernumerary. 

Gliybr M'Cutcheon, Chairman of the District, 
James C. Bass, Secretary, 

v.— THE SLIGO DISTRICT. 

661 Sligo, Charles H. Crookshank, M.A., John O. Park. 

662 Castlebar, Robert A. Devers. 

663 Ballina and KiUala, Edward Guard, Stewart Smith. 

664 Drumshambo and Boyle, Samuel Weir, Gabriel Clarke. 



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665 Manorhamilton^ James Edwards (Blacklion), John Nichol, Richard 

Duke. 

666 Westporif Colin M'Kay, who shall change on one Sunday in 

every four weeks with the Minister of the 
Casdebar Circuit. 

RoBBRT A. Devers, Chairman of the District, 
Colin M*Kay, Secretary, 

VI.— THE ENNISKILLEN DISTRICT. 

667 Enniskillent Wallace M*Mullen, George R. Wedgwood. 

668 Broohhorough, Robert Geale, Robert Jamison. 

669 Irvinestown, John S. M*Dade, Robert G. Roberts ; John R. 

Porter, Supernumerary. 

670 Bally shannon, Hugh M'Gahie, Hugh D. Murphy. 

671 Clones, Robert Hamilton, Thomas Wiley. 

672 Cootehill, Robert Hewitt, John Magill. 

673 Cavan, James Black. 

674 Killeshandra, Joseph Johnston, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every four weeks with the Minister of the 
Cavan Circuit. 
General Mission for the West and Midland, William R. Carson 
(Enniskillen). 

Wallace M*Mullen, Chairman of the District. 
John S. M*Dade, Secretary, 

VII.— THE LONDONDERRY DISTRICT. 

675 Londonderry, John J. Landers, James Morrow. 

676 Coleraine, Robert G. Jones ; John Hill (Portrush), Super- 

numerary. 

677 Newtownlimavaddy, James Nixon. 

678 Bally castle, James Collier. 

679 Castlederg, Alexander Fullerton, John Hadden. 

680 Omagh, James Hughes, Robert S. Lee ; William Mulloy 

(Fintona), Supernumerary. 

681 Strahane and Rathmelton, John Gilbert, George D. Lindsay. 

682 Donegal, Robert J. Meyer. 

683 Dunkineely, Robert Johnson, George Donaldson (Ardara). 

684 Innishowen, Francis Douglas (Moville). 

Robert G. Jones, Chairman of the District, 
John J. Landers, Secretary, 

Vlll.— THE BELFAST DISTRICT. 

685 Belfast, {DonegalU Square,) Joseph W. M*Kay. 

686 Belfast, {Frederick- Street,) John D. Powell, John W. Jones. 

{Jennymount,) William C. North. 

687 Belfast, (Falls-Road,) William P. Appclbe, LL.D., who shall 

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688 Belfast, (Agnes- Street,) Edward Harte, who sball change on one 

Sunday in every month with the Minister of the 
Belfast (Ligoniel) Circuit. 

689 Belfast, {University-Road,) Wimtim Crook, D.D. 

(Wesley-Place,) William Crawford, M.A. 
Methodist College, Robert Crook, LL.D., Principal ; Robinson 
Scott, D.D., Theological Tutor and Treasurer ; 
Benjamin Ralph, B.A., Assistant-Tutor. 

690 Belfast, (Ligoniel,) Robert Collier. 

691 Belfast, (Eliza- Street,) William H. Quarry, who shall changp 

on one Sunday in every month with the Minister 
at Wesley-Place. 

692 Belfast, (Ballymacarrett,) George Alley, Lindsay Parker (Knock). 

693 Holytvood, William Cather, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every month with the Ministers of the Belfast 
(Ballymacarrett) Circuit. 

694 Bally clare, Robert M. Morrison, Alexander English. 

695 Donaghadee, Richard Maxwell. 

696 Newtownards, John Wilson. 

Glastry and Portaferry, Samuel Hutchinson. 

697 Carrickfergus, John W, Ballard, Charles Robertson (Lame); 

Thomas Ballard, Supernumerary. 

698 Magherafelt and CooksUwn, James Donald, William C» Doonan 

(Cookstown). 

699 Lishum, William Hoey (b), John Oliver. 

700 Dromore, R. Crawford Johnson. 

701 Downpatrick, Samuel Cowdy (b), John M* William (Bally- 

nahinch) ; William Hoey (a) (Comber) Super- 
numerary. 

702 Ballymena, James Oliver (Antrim), Charles Baakin. 
General Mission for the North, James Carey (Belfast). 

Robinson Scott, D.D., Chairman of the District. 
William P. Appelbe, LL.D., Secretary., 



IX.— THE PORTADOWN DISTRICT. 

703 Portadown, John Dwyer, William Nicholas. 

704 Eglish, Hugh T. Roulston (Loughgall), who shall change 

on one Sunday in every month with the Ministers 
of the Portadown Circuit. 

705 Netory, Wilson J. Storey, Richard Cole. 

706 Dungannon, Thomas Cooke, Nicholas J. Warner. 

707 Stewartstown, Thomas Greer. 

708 Armagh, Andrew Armstrong, Edward De Courcy (Richbill). 

709 Lurgan, John Oilcriest, John E. Green ; John Armstrong, 

Supernumerary. 

710 Moira, Charles Wood. 

71 1 Tandragee, Edward Johnston, Samuel A. Robertson (Gilford). 

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713 Mmayhan, S^Cy William B. Le Bert, Thomas Knox (Castle- 

blayney) ; William Burnside, Supernumerary. 

714 Aughnacloy, George Kirkpatrick. 

John Dwyer, Chairman of the District, 
John Gilcriest, Secretary, 

N.B.— TheRev. William Arthur, M. A., returns to 
England. 



MISSIONARY APPOINTMENTS. 
No. of 
Circuit. 

621 Dublin, {Abbey- Street,) John O. Price. 
623 Dublin, {Cork- Street,) John B. Wallace, M.A. 
626 Bray, Gibson M'Millen, Samuel Hollingsworthj B.A. 

635 Lucan and Trim, Samuel Patterson (Celbridge), John Foster 

(Trim). 
641 Kilkenny, Mortlock Long, Hugh Moore. 

647 Youghal, John Liddy, Supernumerary. 

648 Fermoy, Robert Black. 

649 Kinsale, Robert Knowles. 

650 Berehaven-Mines, George Barnes. 

651 Tralee, William B. Monahan, Andrew M'llwaine. 

656 Ballinasloe, Thomas Foster. 

657 Nenagh, Jeremiah Wilson. 

658 Kilrush, Edward M. Banks. 

659 Ennis, Richard T. Tracy, Supernumerary. 

660 Galway and Oughterard, Oliver M'Cutcheon, Andrew Rutledge ; 

Samuel Cowdy (a) (Clifden), Supernumerary. 
663 Killala and the Barony of Liney, Stewart Smith. 
665 Manorhamilton, Richard Duke. 
eQQ fVestport, Colin M*Kay. 

681 Strabane and Rathmelion, John Gilbert, George D. Lindsay. 

682 Donegal, Robert J. Meyer. 

683 Dunkineely, Robert Johnson, George Donaldson (Ardara). 

684 Innishowen, Francis Douglas (Moville). 

686 Belfast, Frederick-Street, (Jennymount,) William C. North. 

689 Belfast, University -Road, {Wesley-Place,) William Crawford, 

M.A. 

690 Belfast, (Ligoniel,) Robert Collier. 

692 Belfast, {Ballymacarrett,) George Alley, Lindsay Parker (Knock). 
696 Newtownards, {Glastry and Portaferry,) Samuel Hutchinson. 

701 Downpatrick, Samuel Cowdy (b), John M*William (Bally- 

nahinch) ; William Hoey (a) (Comber), Super- 
numerary. 

702 Ballymena, James Oliver (Antrim), Charles Baskin. 
707 Stewartstown, Thomas Greer. 

712 Banbridge, William Quaile. 



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MISSIONS. 

I.— EUROPE. 

FRANCE. 

1 Paris, (English Work,) William Gibson, B.A. 

2 Rheims, (English Work,) John Mearns, Supernumerary. 

3 Boulogne, (English Work,) Joseph Gaskin. 

GERMANY. 

WURTEMBERO, BADEN, BAVARIA, AND AUSTRIA. 

4 Waiblingen, John C. Barratt ; Michael Wiedmann (Stuttgart), 

Matthias Class (Winnenden), Gottlieb S. P. 
Schweikher, German Ministers. 

5 Stuttgart^ (English,) To be supplied by the Minister at Waiblingen. 

6 Cannstatt, (English,) To be supplied by the Minister at Waib- 

lingen. 

7 Prevorst, Johann C. Koenig, German Minister. 

8 Bachnang, Karl C. Beutenmiiller, German Minister. 

9 Murrhardt, Jacob Klenk, German Minister. 

10 Hall, Philip H. Nieflfer, German Minister. 

11 Kirchberg, Crailsheim, George H. Funck, German Minister. 

12 Oberurbach, Johann G. Steinlen, German Minister. 

13 Steinenberg, An Agent. 

1 4 Ulm, Blaubeuren, 4*^., To be supplied. 

15 Adelsheim, (Baden,) Christian Reiz, German Minister. 

16 Vienna, (Austria,) Chri'stian Dieterle, German Minister. 

John C. Barratt, Chairman of the District, and General 
Superintendent, 

N.B. — Christian G. Hiller will receive his appoint- 
ment from the Chairman. 

ITALY. 

(northern division.) 

17 Padua, Henry J. Piggott, B.A. ; Donato Patucelli, 

Italian Minister. 

18 Vicenxa, Alberigo Bossi, Italian Minister. 

19 Parma, Luigi Girone, Italian Minister. 

20 Mezzano, One to be sent. 

21 Ffco-6ff//i^ano, A Catechist. 

22 Spezia, Gaetano Zocco, Assistant Italian Minister. 

23 Intra, Benedetto Lissolo, Italian Minister. 

24 Cremona, Giuseppe Rosa, Italian Minister, 

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25 Asola and RemedeUo, A Catechist. 



26 Pavia^ 

27 Bologna, 

28 Milan, 



29 Rome, 
SO Florence, 



31 Naples, 



Giovanni Annigoni, Italian. Minister. 
Oiacomo Roland, Italian Minister. 
Ferdinando Bosio, Italian Minister. 

(middlb division.) 

Francesco Sciarelli, Italian Minister. 
To be supplied. 

(southern division.) 



Thomas W. S. Jones ; Giuseppe Moreno^ Italian 
Minister. 

82 Caserta^ A Catechist. 

83 Capri, To be supplied. 

84 Salerno, Giovanni B. De Sanctis, Italian Minister. 
35 CosensM, Giuseppe Carile, Italian Minister. 

86 Messina, {Sicily,) Giuseppe Spaziante, Italian Minister. 

Hbnrt J. PioooTT, B.A., Chairman of the District, and 
General Superintendent. 



SPAIN AND PORTUGAL. 

87 Gibraltar, Richard B. Lyth ; George Alton, Supernumerary. 

88 Barcelona, An agent. 

89 Oporto, Robert H. Moreton. 



II.— ASIA. 

CEYLON. 

I.— THE SINGHALESE DISTRICT. 

(south.) 

40 Colombo, South, {CoVpetty,) John Scott (b) ; John Henry AbeyasC- 

kara, Native Minister. 

41 Colombo, North, {The Pettah,) Robert Tebb ; Daniel Henry 

Pereira, Henry Marthensz, Native Ministers ; 
Peter Gerhard de Zylva, Supernumerary. 

42 Kandy, George Baugh ; David FonsCka, Native Minister. 
48 Negomho, Peter Bartholomew Pereira, Native Minister. 

44 Katana, John Andrew de Mell, Native Minister. 

N.B. — The Ministers of the Negombo and Katana 
Circuits are to change on one Sunday in every 
six weeks. *^ 

45 Seedua, Henry Pereira, Native Minister. 

46 Minuangoda, Peter Salgado, Native Minister. 

N.B. — The Ministers of the Seedua and Min- 
uangoda Circuits are to change on one Sunday 
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Seedua, and Minuangoda Circuits are under the 
care of the Superintendent of the Colombo 
(North) Circuit. 

47 Wellewatta^ David de Silva, Native Minister. 

48 Galkisse^ A Catechist, under the care of the Minister of the 

Wellewatta Circuit. 

49 Angulany^ Paul Rodrigo> Native Minister. 

50 MoroiiOf (Rawattawatta,) Oberis Jansz Goonesekara, Native Minis- 

ter. 

5 1 MoroUo, {Afuiloj) Joseph Fernando, Native Minister. 

N.B. The Ministers of the two. Morotto Cir- 
cuits are to change on one Sunday in every 
month. 



52 Wattalpola, 

53 Pantura, 



54 Caltura^ 

55 Amblamgodat 

56 Galle, 



57 BeUigam, 

58 Matura, 

59 Pololypitiya, 

60 Goddapitiyat 



Hendrick Fernando, Native Minister. 
Don David Pereira, Native Minister. 
N.B. The Ministers of the Wattalpola and Pantura 

Circuits are to change on one Sunday in every 

month. 
John Adrian Poulier, Native Minister. 
Zaccheus Nathanielz, Native Minister. 
John Shipstone; George Edward Goonewar- 

dane, Philip Raymond Willenberg, Native 

Ministers. 
Solomon Pieris, Native Minister. 
James Alfred Spaar, Native Minister. 
A Catechist. 

Simon Peter de Sylva, Native Minister. 
61 Morowa^ (Korie,) Don Peter Gerhard Fernando, Native Minister. 
N.B. — Beiligam, Matura,Pololypitiya, Goddapitiya, 

Moro wa (Korle), and Amblamgoda, are under the 

care of the Superintendent of the Galle Circuit. 

John Scott (b), Chairman of the District^ and General 
Superintendent 



II.— THE TAMIL DISTRICT. 

(north.) 

62 Jajffha, (PeHah,) John Kilner, Edmund Rigg; John Wesley 

Philips, Native Minister; Daniel Poor Niles, 
Native Principal of Central School. 

63 Jaffna, (fVannarponne,) William Murugasu Walton, Native 

Minister. 

64 Puttoor, Christian Parinparayagam, Native Minister. 

65 Point-Pedro, John O. Rhodes ; Henry de Silva, Native 

Minister ; A Catechist (Ploly). 

66 Cattavelly, A Catechist. 

67 Trincomalse, Joseph Benjamin, Native Minister ; A Catechist. 

68 Batticaioa, (Puleanieevo,) John Brown (d) ; Samuel S. Nil 

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69 Eraur, A Catechist. 

70 Batiicaloaf {Karavaku,) James Marrimuttoo Osborn, Native 

Minister ; A Catechist (Naipatur), A Catechist 
(KuUaar). 

N.B. — 1. Jaffna (Wannarponne), Puttoor, and 
Cattavelly Stations, are placed under the superin- 
tendence of the Superintendent of the Jaffna 
Circuit. 

2. Batticaloa (Karavaku) is under the superuitend- 
ence of the Superintendent of Batticaloa 
(Fuleanteevo). 

S. The Native Ministers of Jaffna (Pettah), and 
Jaffna (Wannarponne), shall interchange once a 
month. 

John Bilker, Chairman of the District, and General 
Superintendent, 

CONTINENTAL INDIA. 

I.— THE MADRAS DISTRICT. 

71 Madras, South, {l^amil,) James Gillings, William Burgess, 

Educational Department ; Peter J. Evers, East 
Indian Minister ; S. Somosoondrum, Native 
Minister. 

72 Madras, North, {Tamil,) Joel Samuel, Native Minister; H. O. 

Sullivan, East Indian Minister, Supernumerary. 

73 Madras, (English,) Henry G Highfield, B.A. 

74 St. Thomas's Mount, John Dixon (b) ; Elias J. Gloria, Native 

Minister. 

75 Negapatam, Henry Little, Alexander F. Barley; M. Kaly&na 

Raman, Native Assistant-Minister. 

76 Manaargoody, George Fryar, James C. Fowler. 

77 Melnatiam, One to be sent. 

78 Trichinopoly and Warriore, George Hobday, East Indian 

Minister. 

79 Trivalore, Richard Brown (b). 

80 Caroor, James Hobday, East Indian Minister. 

James Gillinos, Chairman of the District, and General 
Superintendent . 

IL— THE MYSORE DISTRICT, 

81 Bangalore, (Pettah,) Thomas Hodson, Samuel Dalzell; Josiah 

Hudson, B.A., Educational Department ; 
Abijah Samuel, Native Minister. 

82 Bangalore, (Cantonment,) Silas E. Symons, Albert Fentiman ; 

' Nathaniel, Native Minister. 

83 Mysore and Seringapatam, John Hutcheon, A.M., John C. W. 

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84 Toomkoor, John Stephenson (b). 

85 Goobbee, William Walker, East Indian Minister. 

86 Coonghul and Magadi^ One wanted. 

87 Shemoga, Arthur J. O. Lyle, James Sharp. 

88 Hassan. \ ^ ^ , 

89 Chickmigaloor, | One wanted. 

90 Ooiacamund^ John Greenwood. 

Thomas Hodson, Chairman of the District, and General 
Superintendent, 

III.— THE CALCUTTA DISTRICT. 

91 Calcutta, John Richards (b). 

92 Bancoorah, Thomas Rae. Letters for Bancoorah to be sent 

to Calcutta. 

93 Lucknow, (Oude,) Joseph Broadbent, who is appointed to labour 

for the spiritual benefit of Methodist soldiers. 

John Richards (b), Chairman of the District, 
and Generai Superintendent, 

CHINA. 

T.— THE CANTON DISTRICT. 

94 Canton, East, Henry Parkes, Joseph Gibson. 

95 Canton, West, George Piercy, Silvester Whitehead. 

96 Fats/idn, John Preston, Thomas G. Selby. 

George Piercy, Chairman of the District, and General 
Superintendent. 

II.— THE WUCHANG DISTRICT. 

97 Wuchang, David Hill. 

98 Hankow, William Scarborough, Josiah Cox. 

N.B. All letters for the District to be addressed, — 
Hankow, China. 

Josiah Cox, Chairman of the District, and General 
Superintendent, 

N.B, — F. P. Napier has leave of absence in England. 

III.— AFRICA. 

SOUTHERN AFRICA. 

I.— THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE DISTRICT. 
WESTERN PROVINCE, 

99 Cape- Town, {Burg-Street, English,) Samuel Hardey, Willi**- 

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100 Cape- Town, (Sydney- Street, Dutch,) William C. Goch, Assistant- 

Missionary, under the superintendence of the 
Minister at Wynherg. 

101 Wynherg and Diep-River, Richard Ridgill. 

102 Klip Fontein, A Catechist under the direction of the Minister at 

Wynherg. 

103 Simon^s-Tovm, Peter Batchelor, Supernumerary. 

104 Stellenbosch and Raithhy, William F. Edwards. 

1 05 Somerset, West, John A. Bailie. 

106 Robertson and Lady Grey, Henry Tindall. 

107 Khamiesberg and Bethel, Matthew Godman, John Thome. 

N.B. — The Preachers of the Wynherg and Simon's- 
Town Circuits shall change regularly under the 
direction of the Chairman of the District. 

Samuel Hardet, Chairman of the District, and General 
Superintendent, 

XL— THE GRAHAM'S-TOWN DISTRICT. 

108 Graham's'Toum, (English,) Commemoration Chapel, Rohert 

Lamplough, James Rio Sawtell, Ezekiel Lones. 

109 Graham's- Town, Wesley Chapel, (iVistsv^,) James Lewana, Native 

Missionary. 

110 Salem and Farmerjield, Timothy Cresswell. 

111 Bathurst and Port Alfred, George Chapman. 

112 Fort-Beaufort, Seymour, and Alice, John G. Morrow, Ben Shaw 

H. Impey. 

113 Heald-Toum, William Impey, President of the Training Institu- 

tion; Theophilus Chuhh, B.A., Vice-President 
of the Training Institution ; James Sakuha, 
Native Assistant-Missionary. 

114 Port-Elizabeth, James Fish; Samuel -Umtimkulu, Native Assis- 

tant-Missionary. 

115 Uitenhage, Ebenezer D. Hepburn. 

116 Cradock, William Sargeant. 

117 Somerset, East, George H. Green. 

118 Graaff Reinett, John Edwards (a). 

119 Peddie and Newiondale, John Longden, Joseph Start. 
Erura Section, Charles Pamla, Native Missionary. 

120 ITffi^ William's' Town, John Wilson (b). 

Native Section, John Lewana, Native Missionary. 

121 Mount-Coke, John W. Appleyard, Editor and Superintendent of 

the Mission- Press ; Edwin Gedye. 
Tamakha Section, Boyce Mama, Native Assistant-Missionary. 

122 Annshaw, William C. Holden. 

Keiskama Hoek Section, George Arthur Rose, Assistant-Mis- 
sionary ; James Umjila, Native Assistant- 
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Amatola Section, John Sikwebu, Native Assistant-Missionary. 

N.B.*-William J. Davis has leave of absence in 
England. 
William Impet, Chairman of the District, and General 
Superintendent. 

III.— THE QUEEN'S-TOWN DISTRICT. 

123 Q»«efiV7Wn, Henry H. Dugmore ; WiUiam Oates, Assistant- 

Missionary. 

124 Dordrecht and Stromberg, Zadok Robinson. 

125 Kamastone, WilHam Shepstone. 

126 Lesteyton, Johannes P. Bertram. 

127 Mount Arthur, William Hunter; Johannes Mahongo, Native 

Assistant-Missionary. 

128 Wodehouee Forests, (Isikoba,) Edward James Barrett. 

129 Fingoe Mission, (Tsomo,) William B. Rayner. 
180 Butterworth, (Igouwa,) William Holford. 

131 Clarkehury and Morley, Peter Hargreaves. 

132 BuntingviUe, (Icunue,) John H. Scott. 

133 Shawhury, (Eluncuta,) Henry B. Warner, Assistant-Missionary. 

134 Osbom, (Tshungwana,) Charles White. 

135 Upper Tina, William Shaw Davis, Assistant-Missionary. 

136 Gatberg, A Catechist. 

William Shbpstonb, Chairman of ike District, and General 
Superintendent. 

IV.— THE BECHUANA DISTRICT. 

137 Colesberg, One to be sent. 

138 Burgher* s Dorp andAUwal, North, John Smith (a). 

139 TFittebergen, (Native Reserve,) Richard Giddy, Supernumerary. 

140 Bensonvale, (Native Reserve,) Arthur Brigg. 

141 Thaba^'Nchu, John T. Daniel ; Jonathan Webb, Assistant- 

Missionary. 

142 Moshaneng, (Tauane's Tribe,) To be visited from Thaba-'Nchu. 

143 Bloem-Fontein, James Scott. 

144 Fauresmith, Purdon Smales. 

145 Diamond-Field, John Priestley. 

N.B. — George Scott (d) has leave to visit England. 

Jambs Scott, Chairman of the District, and General 
SuperhUendent. 

v.— THE NATAL DISTRICT. 

146 D' Urban, (English,) George Blencowe, Henry S. Barton; 

Clement Johns, Native Assistant-Missionary. 

147 Coolie Mission, Ralph Stott. 

148 Pietermaritzberg, (English,) James Cameron, Daniel Eva, Henry 

M. Cameron ; Joseph Jackson (a). Supernu- 
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149 Yorkf Jam^s Langley. 

150 LadismHh^ Richard Hayes. 

151 Edendale, John Allsopp. 

152 Kufangubenif (Zwartkops,) John R. Cameron. 

153 Indaleni, Joseph Jackson (b). 

154 Emfundisweni, Charles Harmon. 

155 Palmer ton f Thomas Kirkby . 

156 Ferul<im, William H. Milward. 

157 Inanda and Verulam, {Native,) Simon H, Stott. 

158 Umhlali, Charles Roberts. 

Jambs Cameron, Chairman of the District^ and General 
Superintendent. 

WESTERN AFRICA. 
I.— THE SIERRA-LEONE DISTRICT- 
ISO Fr^e-rotrn, Gloucester, Regent, ^c, . Benjamin Tregaskis; 
Joseph May, Native Minister ; Edward D. 
Dannatt; Samuel Thomas King, Native Min- 
ister. 
Educational Department, One to be sent. 

160 Wellington, Kisay, Calaha-Town, A lien- Town, Charles Knight, 

Native Minister. 

161 Hastings, Waterloo, Benguema„ CamphelV s-Town, Middle-Town, 

Prince Alfred's- town, ^c, Daniel W. Thorpe, 
Native Minister. 

162 York, Charles Marke, Native Minister. 

163 Wilberforce, Congo-Town, Murray-Town, Aberdeen, Newtown, 

Lumley, and Gooderich, Frederick Halligey. 

IL— THE GAMBIA DISTRICT. 

164 SL Mary's, Henry J. Quilter; York F. Clement, Native 

Minister. 
Barra, Vacant. 

165 McCarthy's Island, To be Visited. 

Benjamin Tregaskis, Chairman and General Superintendent 
of the Sierra- Leone and the Gambia Districts, 

III.— THE GOLD COAST DISTRICT, AND OTHER PARTS 
OF GUINEA. 

166 Cape-Coast, Elmina, Providence, Beulah, Dix Cove, ^c, Matthew 

Grimmer, John Waite; Timothy Laing, James 
A. Solomon, Native Ministers. • 

167 Anamabu, Assafa, Salt-Pond, Kuntu, Akrah, ^c, Henry Wharton ; 

John Plange, Native Minister. 

168 Domonasi, Abuadzl, Ayeruda, ^c, Edward Jonah Fynn, Native 

Minister. 

169 James-Town, {Akrah,) Winnibah, Pram-Pram, Poni, Beraku, ^c. 



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Thomas R. Picot; Frederick France, Native 
Minister. 

1 70 Kumasi and Juabin, One to be sent 

171 Lagos and Porto-Novo, Joseph Rhodes (b), John Milum. 

172 Whydah, Little Popo, Grand Pope, Vacant. 

173 Abbeokuta, Thomas J. Marshall, Native Minister. 

Matthew Grimmer, Chairman of the District, and 
General Superintendent, 

IV.— AMERICA. 

I.— THE ANTIGUA DISTRICT. 

174 Antigua, First, (St. /oftn'a,) Abraham Pearce, Enoch N. Maidment 

(High School), Charles Angwyn. 

175 Antigua, Second, (Parham,) John Badcock, James C. Brewer. 

176 Dominica, Joel Peters; John H. Bridge water, Assistant- 

Missionary. 

177 Montserrat, James H. Darrell. 

178 Nevis, James T. Hartwell, Manasseh Barker, Josephus 

Bishop. 

179 St.Kitfs, Thomas M. Chambers, M.A., James N. Podd, 

Joseph F. Southern, Alfred L. Barley. 

180 St. Eustatius, Thomas B. Nibbs. 

181 St. Bartholomew's, Robert Hawkins, Supernumerary. 

182 St. Martinis and Anguilla, William J. Wilkinson, Daniel A. 

de Mouilpied (and an Agent who shall reside 
at Anguilla). 

183 Tortola, Alfred Kent ; Joseph S. Kelshall, Assistant-Mis- 

sionary. 

James T. Hartwell, Chairman of the District, 
and General Superintendent. 

N.B. — William J. Waymouth has leave of absence. 

II.— THE ST. VINCENTS DISTRICT. 

184 St. Vincent's, {Kingstown,) Jonathan C. Richardson, James 

Hothersall, Ebenezer Cole, John R. Dickson. 

185 St. Vincent's, {George-Town,) David Wright; John C. Johnson, 

Assistant-Missionary. 

186 St. Vincent's, {Chateaubellair,) Gilbert Irvine; John Richard 

Finley Tull, Assistant-Missionary. 

187 Grenada, James E. Chase, John Crawshaw (b). 

188 Trinidad, William Cleaver, Robert Burdon. 

189 Barbadoes, {James' -Street,) Henry Hurd, John Rod well. 

190 Barbadoes, {Bethel,) Thomas J. Choate, William Parker. 

191 Barbadoes, {Speight's- Town,) Charles Buzza. 

102 Barbadoes, {Ebenezer,) Jeremiah S. Shrewsbury; Albert H. 
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193 Tobago^ Slater Sunderland ; Samuel L. Lindo, Assistant- 

Missionary, Jeremiah Sansom. 
Hehrt Hurd, Chairman of the District, and General 
Superintendent, 

III.— THE DEMERARA DISTRICT. 

194 Demerara^ (George-Town,) First, (Trinity, ^c,,) John Oreathead, 

E. Biscombe, Edward R. Gibbens. 

195 Demerara, {George- Toum,) Second, {King*8'Toum, ^s,,) Thomas 

H. Trotman, Mortimer Allen. 

196 Demerara, (Mahaica,) John Allen CampbeU* Assistant-Mis- 

sionary. 

197 Demerara, {Gelden-Grove,) James Banfield, 

198 Demerara, (Goed-Fortuin,) Thomas H. Relhan. 

199 Essequiho, Alfred John Silcox. 

200 Berbice, Philip Callier. 

201 Coolie Mission, Henry Valentine P. Bronkhurst, who shall 

act under the direction of the Superintendent of 
the George-Town (First) Circuit. 
Jambs Banfield, Chairman of the District, and 
General Superintendent, 

IV.— THE JAMAICA DISTRICT. 

202 Kingston, George Sargeant, Samuel Smyth, Henry Bunt- 

ing, Thomas Hoddng. 

203 MontegO'Bay and Lucea, John L. Bleby; Samuel T. Brown, 

Assistant- Missionary. 

204 Spanish-Town and Linstead, Henry B. Foster, John P. Wright. 

205 Morant'Bay, William Clarke Murray. 

206 Watsanville and Guy's-Hill, Robert M.,Parnther, 

207 Grateful-Hill, Edward Eraser. 

208 Falmouth, William J. Lewis, 

209 St. Anne's Bay, Thomas P. Russell. 

210 Ocho-Rios, Stephen Sutton. 

211 Beechamville, Thomas Raspass. 

212 Bath, Alexander M*Neil Smith. 
21S Port'Antonio, John Duff. 

214 Clarendon, John Corlett. 

215 Manchester, William Reeve ; Isaac Whitehouse, Super- 

numerary. 

216 Mount' Ward and Black-River, Thomas M. Geddes ; Joseph A. 

E. Smith, Assistant-Missionary. 

217 Savannah-la- Mar, Robert Raw. 

218 Brown* s-Town, Francis Chapman. 

219 Duncan's, George Lockett. 

220 Yallahs, William Hodgson. 

221 3fottn/-F^fcAer, Richard Harding (a). 

222 Manchioneal, Daniel Pinnock. 

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V-— THB HONDURAS DISTRICT, 

223 BeUxe^ Sdwud Spntt, Archibald Tajlor. 

224 Rmatam^ Gcoige Sjkes ; Darid Je£«noii Reynolds, Assis* 

tant-Missioiuury^ 

225 Caromi, {imdimm mmd Spanish Misswm^) Riehaid Fletcher, John 

Curtis. 

RicHAmn F&iTCHsm, Ckturwum of the Dutriett and 
Gtmend Smpermiemdemi. 

VI.— THE BAHAMA DISTRICT. 

226 New'Prondenee^ Henry Bleby, Richard H. Bleby, George Terry, 

B.A., Educational Institution ; William Jackson 

227 Eleuikera, Firsts Elijah H. Snmner. 

228 Elemtkera^ Second^ Joseph S. Prior. 

229 Harbamr^Islandj Joshua Jordan. 
. 230 Ahaeo^ Francis Moon. 

231 Twr¥9 Island, Thomas Lawaon. 

232 Puerta Plata, a Catechist. 1 To be visited from Turk's 

233 Samatta, a Catechist. j Island. 

HsNRT Blbbt, Chairman of the District, and 
General Smperintendent, 

VII.— THE HAYTI DISTRICT. 

234 Port-an-Prinee, Mark B. Bird. 

N.B.— 1. Hilton Cheesbrough, Supernumerary, is 
residing in Canada. 
2. William West is under the direction of 
the Missionary Society. 



APPOINTMENTS OF THE SEVENTEENTH AUSTRALASIAN 
WESLEYAN-METHODIST CONFERENCE ; 

BEGUN IN HOBABT-TOWN, JANUARY, 19TH, 1871. 

John Watsford, President of the Conference. 
Benjamin Chapman, Secretary, 

NEW SOUTH WALES. 

I.— THE SYDNEY DISTRICT. 

1 Sydney, (York-'Street,) William Cumow, Richard Sellors; Robert 
W. Vanderkiste, Supernumerary. 
Foreign Missions, — Stephen Rabone, General Secretary for Mis* 
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Joseph H. Fletcher and William Curnow, 
Editors of the " Christian Advocate and Wes- 
leyan Record." 
Sustentation and Extension Society for New South Wales, George 
Hurst, Clerical General Secretary, 

2 Sydney ^ (Chippendale^) Benjamin Chapman, Secretary of the 

Conference, Richard Caldwell ; Charles Creed, 
Supernumerary. 

3 Sydney, (Bourke- Street, Surrey - Hills,) William Clarke, George 

Martin. 
Sydney, (Newtown,) Henry H. Gaud. 

Sydney, (Waverley,) Jahez B. Waterhouse ; William Schofield, 
Supernumerary. 
Frank Firth; James Watkin, Supernumerary. 
Brother Firth shall change once in each month 
with the Minister of the St. Leonard's Circuit. 
Frederick W. Ward. 
Henry Wiles. 

William Hill, James Phillips. 
Collegiate Institution, (Newington,) Joseph H. Fletcher, President. 
Windsor, Frederick T, Brentnall ; Peter Turner, Supernu- 

merary. 

1 1 Lower Hawkesbury, William C. Hughes. 

12 Castlereagh and Penrith, James Somerville. 

13 Camden, Henry W. T. Pincombe. 

14 Wollongong, William Fidler. 

15 Kiama, Samuel Wilkinson. 

16 Shoalhaven, Walter J. Davis. 

17 Ulladulla, Adin Parsons. 

18 Moruya, James W. Dowson. 

19 Bega, Matthew Maddem. 

20 Bombala, William H. Beale. 

Henry H. Gaud, Chairman of the District. 

II.— THE BATHURST DISTRICT. * 

21 Bathurst, George Woolnough, B.A., Joseph Monahan. 
Rockley, John W. Moore. 

22 Orange, Charles Olden, George H. Holmes (Guyong) ; 

Francis Fawcett, Supernumerary. 

23 Mudgee, Joseph Oram, John W. Brown. 
Hill End, One wanted. 

24 Oberon, Henry Youngman (Mutton's-Falls). 

25 Dubbo and Wellington, James Woolnough (Wellington). 

26 Fort Bourke, Robert Johnston. 
Wilcannia, One wanted. 

Joseph Oram, Chairman of the District, 

III.— THE MAITLAND DISTRICT. . 

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28 Morpeth, George Lane. 

29 Newcastle^ William J. K. Piddington, James O. Middleton. 

30 Singleton, Edward D. Madgwick. 

31 Murrurundit John A. Waddell. 

32 Dungog and Stroud, George Pickering. 

33 Manning^River, William Wilson. 

34 Macleay 'River, Arthur Rutledge. 

35 Bellinger and Nambuera Rivers, Thomas Moore. 

36 Port'Macquarie, Alfred Swift. v 

37 Armidale, William Moore. 

38 Grafton, William £. Bourne, who shall visit the Lower 

Clarence at least once in six months. 

39 Tenterjield and Glen-Innes, Joseph Hopkins. 

40 Narrabri and Gunnedah, Robert M'Keown. 

41 Moree and Gwydxr, Fletcher H. Long. 

42 Tamworth, James £. Carruthers. 

43 Richmond-River and Lower Clarence, Maurice Gray. 

William J. K. Piddinoton, Chairman of the District. 

IV.— THE GOULBURN DISTRICT. 

44 Goulburn, William Kelynack. 

45 Crooktvell and Taralga, Thomas R. M*Michael. 

46 Yass, John Clifton. 

47 Gunning, Charles Stead. 

48 Braidwood, William H. George, Edward J. Rodd (Araluen). 

49 Adelong^ Richard V. Danne. 

50 Queanbeyan, William M. Bennett. 

51 Wagga-Wagga, Kirtqn A. Corner. 

52 Yovng, William Robson. 

53 Berrima, John Bowes. 

54 Deniliquin, Charles Jones. 

William Kelynack, Chairman of the District. 

QUEENSLAND, 
v.— THE QUEENSLAND DISTRICT. 

55 Brisbane, (Albert- Street,) William Fletcher, B.A., William G. 

Taylor. 

56 Brisbane, (Fortitude- Valley,) Matthew H. Parkinson, who shall 

change once in each quarter with the Ministers of 
the Alhert-Street Circuit. 

57 Logan, Isaac Harding. 

58 Ipswich, W. G. R. Stephinson, Alfred Midgley. 

59 Toowoomba, John Gardiner. 

60 Warwick, Richard W. Orton, who shall change once in each 

quarter with the Minister of the Toowoomba 
Circuit. 

61 Maryborough, Henry J. Lavers. 

62 Rockhampton, Charles Wiles. 



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68 Peak-DownSf James H. Rogers. 

64 Gympie, • Henry Woodhouse. 
Townspille, Mackay, Ravenswoodf One to be sent. 

Isaac Harding, Chairman of the District, 

VICTORIA, 

VI.— THE MELBOURNE DISTRICT. 

65 Melbourne^ (Wesley Churchy) James Bickford (Lonsdale-Street), 

Robert C. Flockart (North-Melbourne), Edwin 
I. Watkin (Emerald-Hill), George T. Heyward 
(Sandridge), Ebenezer Taylor, Home-Mission- 
ary Minister (West^Melbourne). 

Carlton^ One to be supplied. 

Chinese Mission^ A Catechist. 

John C. Symons, Book-Steward and Editor of 
the "Wesleyan Chronicle." 
Q6 Melbourne^ {Brunswich* Street y) John Watsford, President of the 
Conference, John Eggleston, Joseph Nicholson ; 
William Butters, Supernumerary, who resides in 
England. 

67 Melbourne^ (St. Kilda,) Joseph Dare, William H. Fitchett (South 

Yarra). 
Wesley CoUege^ James S. Waugb, President. 

68 Melbourne f (Richmond^) George Daniel, James de Q. Robin, B.A. 

69 Brighton^ John B. Smith ; William Woodall, Supernumerary. 

70 Berwick^ Thomas Kane, who shall change with the Brighton 

Minister once in each quarter. 

71 Williamstownf Richard Hart, who shall change once in each 

quarter with the Ministers of the Wesley Church 
Circuit. 

72 Preston and Heidelberg^ Charles Dubourg, who shall change once 

in each quarter with the Ministers of the Bruns- 
wick-Street Circuit. 

73 Kilmore, Thomas Angwin. 

74 Seymour, George Schofield. 

75 Beechworth, Joseph Waterhouse. 

76 El Dorado, William Burridge. 

77 Yackandandah, John Seccombe, who shall change once in each 

quarter with the Ministers of the Beechworth 
Circuit. 

78 Morse* s-Creek, William Williams. 

79 Albury, (New South Wales,) James J. Watsford, James A. Marsland 

(Wodonga). 

80 Sale, Edward Davies. 

81 Baimsdale, John H. Tuckfield. 

82 Walhalla, David S. Lindsay. 

83 Port-Albert, Henry Moore. 

John Watsford, President of the Conference, 
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VIL— THE GEELONG AND BALLAARAT DISTRICT. 

84 Geelong East, John Cope, Peter R. C. Usher. 

85 Geelong West, Edward King, Thomas £. Ick, M.A. 

86 Drysdale, Thomas Grove. 

87 Colac, George 6. Richards. 

88 Warmambool, Francis E. Stephenson. 

89 Belfast, Josiah G. Turner. 

90 Portland, Rohert M. Hunter; William Lighthody, John 

Pemell, Supernumeraries. 

91 StaweU and Ararat, John Mewton, James W. Tuckfield, who 

shall give one Sunday in each quarter to the 
Mortlake Circuit. 

92 BaUaarat, {Lydiard- Street,) Spencer Williams, James W. Crisp, 

Francis Neale. 

93 BaUaarat, (Bar kly -Street,) Thomas Williams, Charles H. 

Ingamelis. 

94 Crestoiok, John Catterall, 

95 Clunes, William D, Lelean, Henry Catford. 

96 Scarsdale and Linton, Edmund S. Bickford. 

97 Hamilton, William Brown. 

98 Penshiirtt, Thomas Adamson. 

99 Mortlake, Henry £. Merriman, who shall change once in each 

quarter with the Minister of the Terang and 
Camperdown Circuit. 

100 Steiglita^ William Weston. 

101 Terang and Camperdown^ James W. H« A. Ingham. 

102 Merino, Rohert Brown. 

Thomas Williams, Chairnfan of the District, 

VIII.— THE CASTLEMAINE AND SANDHURST DISTRICT. 

103 Castlemaine, Henry Bath, Charles Lane. 
Chinese Mission, A Catechist 

104 Sandhurst, William P. Wells, William L. Blamires, Cadwaladr 

P. Thomas, David O'Donnell. 

105 Maldon^ Joseph Alhiston, who shall change once in each 

quarter with the Ministers of the Castlemaine 
Circuit 

106 Kyneton^ James D. Dodgson. 

107 Maryborough and Amherst, Martin Dyson, Richard Oshorne Cook. 

108 Daylesford, James S. H. Royce, Richard Fitcher. 

109 Tamagulla and Dunollyt Henry Baker. 

110 Inglewood^ Rohert W. Campbell, who shall change once in each 

quarter with the Minister of the Tamagulla Circui t. 

111 Avoca, Ralph Brown. 

112 St, Arnaud, Alexander Brown. 

113 Heathcote and Gray town, Charles Lancaster. 

114 Echuca, John F. Horsley, 
Raywood, One wanted. 

William P. Wells, Chairman of the District, 



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SOUTH AUSTRALIA. 

IX.— THE SOUTH-AUSTRALIA DISTRICT. 

115 Adelaide^ (Pirie' Street,) Thomas James, Thomas Raston (Gilbert- 

Street), James Allen, Archibald J. Bogle. 
William L. Binks, Book-Steward for South 
Australia. 

116 Adelaide, {Archer-Street,) John G. Millard, Alfred Rigg 

(Brompton). 

117 Adelaide, (Norwood,) Thomas Lloyd, Robert S. Casely (Kent- 

Town). 
Prince Alfred College, William L. Binks, President. 

118 Port'Adelaide, George W. Patchell, who shall change once in each 

quarter with the Ministers of the Adelaide 

(Archer-Street) Circuit. 
George W. Patchell, Editor of the " South 

Australian Wesleyan Magazine." 
Henry T. Burgess, Samuel T. Withington. 
William H. Pollard, who shall change once in each 

quarter with the Ministers of the Adelaide 

(Archer-Street) Circuit. 
Edward B. Bums. 
John F. Orr, who shall change once in each 

quarter with the Minister of the Kapunda 

Circuit. 
George Lee. 

Charles H. Goldsmith. One to be sent. 
James Haslam. 

126 Port' Wakefield, William H. Rofe, who shall change once in eacl\ 

quarter with the Minister of the Auburn Circuit. 

127 WiUunga, John S. Greer. 

128 Clarendon, Joseph Spence. 

129 Mount-Barker, Thomas Edmeades; Matthew Wilson, Super- 

numerary. 
\Z(i Strathalhyn, James Y. Simpson. 

131 Yankalilla, Charles T. Newman. 

132 Mount'Gambier, Jabez B. Stephenson. 

133 Narracoorte, John W. Annells, who shall change otice in each 

quarter with the Minister of the Mount-Gambier 

Circuit. 
William S. Worth. 
Samuel Knight, Albert Stubbs. 
Paul C. Thomas. 

137 Mount'Remarkable, James Read. 

138 Blinman, Thomas M. Rowe. 

139 North-East, Benjamin G. Edwards. 

140 Wentworth, John H. Trevorrow, 

William L. Binks, Chairman of the District, 



119 Gawler, 

120 Gumeracha, 



121 Kapunda, 

122 AngasUm, 



123 Kooringa, 

124 Clare, 

125 Auburn, 



134 Ooolwa, 

135 Wallaroo, 

136 Port-Lincoln, 



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X.— THE TASMANIA DISTRICT. 

141 HobarUTown, {Mehille- Street,) Hans Mack, Charles A. Ogilvie. 

142 Newtown, James Hutchison. 

143 New^Norfolk and Bothwell, Thomas F. Bird; Samuel Waters 

house, Supernumerary. 

144 Campbett'Town, William A. Quick. 

Norton College, (Ross,) William A. Quick, President. 

145 Fingah James Grahiyn. 

146 Launcestan, John Harcourt, Nathaniel Bennett. 

147 Longford, Samuel Ironside. 

148 Westbury, Andrew Inglis. 

149 Deloraine, Joseph White. 

150 Mersey, Edward W. Nye (La Trobe), William B. Mather 

(The Forth) ; John Smithies, Supernumerary. 

151 Stanley, Charles Sanders. 
Franklin, One wanted. 
Waterhouse, One wanted. 

William A. Quick, Chairman of the District, 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA. 
XL— THE WESTERN-AUSTRALIA DISTRICT. 

152 Perth, Thomas C. Laurance. 
158 York, William Lowe. 

154 GeraldUm, William Traylen. 

155 Albany, One from England. 

William Lowe, Chairman of the District. 

NEW-ZEALAND. 
XIL— THE NORTHERN DISTRICT. 

156 Auckland, Charles W*. Rigg, Joseph Berry, John J. Lewis; 

JohnHohhs, Henry H. Lawry, Supernumeraries. 

157 The Thames, James Buller, William J. Williams. 

158 New-Plymouth, John Crump; Hamiori Ngaropi, Native Mis- 

sionary (Taranaki). 

159 Raglanj Aotea, and Kawhia, Cort H. Schnackenherg ; Wiremu 

Patene, Native Missionary (Waipa). 

160 Otahuhu, John Smith ; James WalHs, John Warren, George 

Buttle, Supernumeraries. 

161 Waivlku, One wanted. 

162 Katpara and Wairoa, William Gittos; Hoani Waiti, Native 

Missionary. 
168 Whangarei, To he visited by the Chairman once each quarter. 

164 Hokianga, William Rowse. 

165 Watkato, John Law. 

James Bullbk, Chairman of the District. 
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XIII.— THE MIDDLE DISTRICT. 



166 Wellington, 

167 Grey Town, 

168 Whanganui, 

169 Rangitikei, 



170 Nelson, 

171 Motueka, 

172 Blenheim, 
IVest-Port, 



Thomas Buddie, George S. Harper (Hutt) ; 

Heteraka Warihi, Native Missionary. 
David M*Nicoll. 

William Oliver ; George Stannard, Supernumerary. 
Wharton S. Harper, who shall change once in each 

quarter with the Minister of the Whanganui 

Circuit 
William J. Watkin, William Cannell (Richmond). 
William G. Thomas. 
John B. Richardson. 
One wanted. 

Thomas Buddlb, Chairman of the District, 



XIV.— THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT. 



173 Christehurch, 

174 St. Albania, 

175 Lyttleton, 

176 Springtton, 

177 Kaiapoi, 

178 Dunedin, 

179 Balclulha, 



Alfred R. Fitchett. 

William Kirk ; John Aldred, Supernumerary. 

William Morley ; Te Kote, Native Missionary. 

William Keall. 

Rohert S. Bunn, Hannibal J. C. Gilbert. 

Alexander Reid. 

Francis W. Isett. 



180 Port Chalmers, Joseph Smalley. 

181 fVaikowaiti, Thomas F. Reeve. 



182 Lawrence, 



183 Roxburgh, 

184 Timaru, 

185 Invercargill, 

186 Oamaru, 

187 Hokitika, 

188 Greymouth, 



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the Roxburgh 



Henry Bull, who shall change 

quarter with the Minister of 

Circuit. 
William H. Beck. 

Rainsford Bavin, William B. Marten (Geraldine). 
John S. Rishworth. 
William Lee. 

Joseph T. Shaw, Henry Dewsbury (Ross). 
James A. Taylor. 

Alexander Reid, Chnirman of the District. 



SOUTH-SEA MISSIONS. . 
XV.— THE FRIENDLY-ISLANDS DISTRICT. 

189 ToNOATABU, (Nukualofa,) Shirley W. Baker. 
Tubou College, James £. Moulton. 

Houma, Philip Taufa, Native Assistant-Missionary. 

Maufaga, John Faubula, Native Missionary. 

Mua Branch, William T. Rabone; Wickliffe Fuji, Native 

Assistant-Missionary. 
Kologa, Elias Lagi, Native Missionary. 

Hihtfo Branch, James Thomas. 
Eua, John Latu, Native Missionary. 



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190 Haabai, (Lifuka,) Jabez B. Watkin. 
Tangaleleka^ Bita Vi^ Native Missionary. 
Haano, A Catechist. 

Foa, A Catechist. 

UiJui^ A Catechist. 

Haafeva^ A Catechist 

Nomuka, A Catechist 

191 Vavau, (Neiafut) Henry Ghreeuwood, George Minns. 
Leimatua^ Mark Baoga, Native Assistant-Missionary. 
HaalaufuU, David Kata, Native Missionary. 
Ntuafoou^ Jotham Havea, Native Assistant-Missionary. 
NiuatobutabUf Melchisedek Tau&, Native A9sistant- Missionary. 
Wallis Island, Vacant for the present 

Shirley W. Bakbr, Chairman of the DisiricL 

XVI.— THE SAMOA DISTRICT. 

192 Upolu and Manono, (Lufilufi,) John S. Austin, District Train- 

ing Institution. 
Aleipata Section, Vacant 
Falealili Section, A Catechist 

Manono Branch, Barnabas Ahogalu^ Native Missionary. 
Safata Section, Vacant. 
Aana Section, A Catechist 

193 Savaii, (Saleaula,) George Brown.. 
Safotu Section, A Catechist 
j^sau Section, A Catechist 
Neiafu Section, A Catechist. 

Satupaitea Branch, James W. Wallis, A Catechist 
Saleiologa Section, A Catechist 
Gagaemalae Branch, One wanted, A Catechist 
Sagone Section, A Catechist 

Gboboe Brown, Chairman of the District, 
XVII.— THE FIJI DISTRICT. 

194 Lakemba, Isaac Rooney, John Leggoe. One of the Brethren 

shall reside at Lomaloma. 
. Training Institution, Caleb Tuvuniwai, Native Missionary. 

Vanua Balavu Section, Matthias Vave, Native Missionary ; Levi 

Bola, Native Assistant-Missionary. 
Cicia Section, Moses Mamafainoa, Native Missionary. 
Muala Section, Joel Keteca, Native Missionary. 
Kahara Section, Joel Koroikata, Native Missionary. 
Ono Section, Thomas Navunisinu, Native Missionary. 
Matuhu, One wanted. 

195 ViwA, Arthur J. Webb ; Philemon Ralawa, Native 

Missionary. 
Waimarou Section, Melchisedek Fifi, Native Missionary. 
Namena Section, Mark Tagicakibau, Native Missionary. 
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Nalawa Section, One wanted. 

Rakiraki Section^ Wesley Ciri, Native Missionary. 

Tavua Section , One wanted. 

Ba Section, Silas Naucukidi, Native Assistant-Missionary. 

196 BuA, John Robson. One to be sent. 
Tiliva Section, Eliezer Takelo, Native Missionary. 
Nasavu Section, Julius Ravai, Native Assistant-Missionary. 
Lekutu Section, Zaccheus Tamanidrovi, Native Missionary. 
Ytisavfa Section, Joseph Ratabua, Native Missionary. 
Maro Section, One wanted. 

197 Bau» Frederick Langham, Joseph H. Simmonds ; Joel 

Bulu, Native Missionary ; Isaac Kalou, Native 

A ssistan t-^Missionary • 
Moturiki Section, One wanted. 
Gau Section, James Havea, Native Missionary. 
Nairai Section, Joseph Ravuaka, Native Missionary. 
Dravo Section, Jonathan Dabea, Native Missionary. 
Mataihhau, One wanted. 
Koro Section, Nathan Dauvere. 

198 OvALAU AND Cakaudrovi, Joseph Nettleton, Samuel W. Brooks 

(Waikava), William M. Lindsay. 
Ovalau Section, Abel Kaibure, Native Missionary. 
Wairiki Section, Cornelius Musuka, Native Missionary ; Isaiah 

Yunilogologo, Native Assistant-Missionary. 
Waikava Section, One to be sent 
Wailevu Section, Aaron Fotofili, Native Missionary. 
Natewa Section, Thomas Se, Native Assistant- Missionary. 
Biaugunu Section, Micah Vakamelei, Native Assistant-Missionary. 
Macuata Section, Junia Digova, Native Missionary. 
Naduri Section, Jeremiah Yurui, Native Assistant-Missionary. 

199 Rewa, Lorimer Fison, David S. Wylie. 
Nasali Section, Daniel Afu, Native Missionary.. 
Naitasiri Section, Isaac Rawaidranu, Native Missionary. 

Viria Section, Jeremiah Ratudina, Native Assistant-Missionary. 

Nakelo Section, Mark Nataraku, Native Missionary. 

Tokatoka Section, William Vutikalulu, Native Missionary. 

Noco Section, David Nauhamea, Native Missionary. 

Beqa Section, Caleb Bai, Native Missionary. 

Serua Section, Samuel Nowesita, Native Missionary. 

Vatulele Section, One wanted. 

Nadroga Section, Eliezer Bula, Native Missionary. 

Vuda Section, Benjamin Tora, Native Missionary. 

Sohira Section, One wanted. 

Wailevu Section, One wanted. 

Nadiera Section, One wanted. 

SOa Kandavu, Thomas B. Rootes. 

iki Section, Hosea Tuni, Native Missionary. 
'Section, Felix Kalou, Native Assistant- Missionary. 
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Naceva Section^ Cornelius Nadavo, Native Missionary. 
Nakasafeka Section, Joseph Nokilevu, Native Missionary. 
201 RoTUMAH, John Osborne ; Wesley Rakusa, Native Missionary. 
District Training Institution, Jesse Carey ; Joel Nau, Native 
Missionary. 

Frederick Lanoham, Chairman of the District, 

N.B. — 1. Francis Tait is under the direction of the Mis- 
sionary Committee for the year. 

2. David Annear has permission to rest for one year. 

3. Jesse Carey has permission to return to the 
Colonies. 

4. John Whewell has permission to rest for another 
year. 

5. The Revs. John Higgins and James B. Atkins 
(Supernumeraries of the Irish Conference) are 
residing in Australia. 

6. The Preachers on Trial appointed to separate 
Stations are under the direction of the Chairman^ 
of their respective Districts. 

7. The Ministers and Preachers on Trial are ex- 
pected to arrive in their New Circuits between 
the first and second Sabbaths in April. 



APPOINTMENTS OF THE FORTY-EIGHTH WESLETAN 
CONFERENCE IN CANADA, IN CONNEXION WITH 
THE BRITISH CONFERENCE; 

BEOUM IN BELLEVILLE, ONT., JUNE 7tH, 187I. 

William MoRLET Punshon, M,A,, President of the Conference* 

Geohoe R. Sanderson, Co-Delegate. 

Alexander Sutherland, Secretary of the Conference. 

I.— THE TORONTO DISTRICT. 

1 Toronto, First, (Metropolitan,) George Cochran ; Egerton Ryerson, 

D.D., LL.D., Chief Superintendent of Educa- 
tion, by permission of Conference ; Anson 
Green, D.D., Co- Treasurer of Endowment Fund, 
Victoria College ; John Gemley, Permanent 
Secretary of the Upper Canada Bible Society, 
by permission of Conference; Thomas Jeffers, 
Superannuated ; John H. Boyd, Supernumerary. 

Mission Department, Enoch Wood, D.D., Lachlin Taylor, D.D., 
General Secretaries. 

Book-Room, Samuel Rose, Book-Steward; Edward Hartley 
Dewart, Editor. 

2 Toronto, Second, (Richmond- Street,) Alexander Sutherland. 

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exchange once on the Sabbath with the Superin- 
tendent of Yorkville. One to be sent ; John N. 
Lake, Superannuated. 

4 Toronto, Fourth^ {Berkeley -Street,) William W. Ross, who shall 

exchange once on the Sabbath with the Super- 
intendent of Toronto, First. 

5 Toronto Fifth, {Queen- Street,) Hugh Johnston, M.A., who shall 

exchange once on the Sabbath with the Super- 
intendent of Toronto, Second. 

6 YorhvilU, Ephraim Evans, D.D. ; John Carroll, Superan- 

nuated; Thomas M'Mullen, Supernumerary. 

7 Davenport and Seaton, Davidson McDonald ; Charles Turver, 

Superannuated. 

8 Leslieville, To be supplied. 

9 Yonge- Street, Souths John Bredin (Newtonbrook), Andrew Cun- 

ningham (Eglington). 

10 Yonge- Street, North, Charles Fish (Richmond-Hill), James 

F. Metcalfe (Thomhill). 

1 1 Weston, William M*Fadden ; George Beynon, David Jen- 

nings, Superannuated. 

12 Brampton, John Shaw, Wellington W. Carson; Jonathan 

Scott, Superannuated. 

13 Sireetsville, Edwin Clement, Alfred L. Russell, B.A. 

14 Cooksville, Manly Benson. One to be sent (Credit) 

15 Orangeville and Caledon, Thomas S. Howard, Robert Phillips. 

16 Albion, Edward Barrass, John W. Clipsham. 

1 7 Klinehurg, Joseph H. Locke, John G. Scott. 

Ephraih Evans, D.D., Chairman of the DistrieU 
GfiOROB Cochran, Financial Secretary, 

XL— THE .HAMILTON DISTRICT. 

18 Hamilton, Centre, (John^ Street,) William H. Poole ; John Hutch- 

inson, Superannuated. 

19 Hamilton, West, {Centenary Church,) William J. Hunter, James 

Hannon ; Henry Lanton, Superannuated. 

20 Hamilton, East, {King-Street,) William Galbraith. 

Female College, Samuel D. Rice, D.D., Governor; Wesley P. 
Wright, M. A., Professor of Natural Sciences. 

21 Dundas, James Preston,. William J. Ford; Moses M. 

Johnston, Superannuated (Jerse>ville) ; John 
B. Keagy, B.A., Supernumerary. 

22 Waterdown, William Morton, George C. Madden ; William 

Philp, Superannuated. 

23 Wellington-Square, Charles A. Hanson. 

24 Gktnford, John W. Savage, Robert Davy. 

25 Seneca, John B. Armstrong. 

26 Milton, Thomas W. Jeffrey ; Nelson Bums, M.A., Super- 

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27 Lowville, Robert Bell. 



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28 Oakville, Michael Fawcett, Joseph Odery ; George Washing- 

ton, Supernumerary. 

29 Hullsville, Thomas D. Pearson, Joseph Colling. 

30 Cainsville, James Broley , Edward H. Taylor ; William Ry erson, 

Superannuated. 

31 Grand'River, John C. Wilmot, M.A. (Onondaga). 

32 New-Credit, Thomas Woolsey (Hagersville). 

33 Hamilton, (German Mission^) Stephen Kappele. 

Samuel D. Rick, D.D., Chairman of the District. 
Thomas W. Jbffret, Financial Secretary. 

III.— THE NIAGARA DISTRICT. 

34 St. Catharine's^ James Brock, Joshua P. Lewis. 

35 ThoroU, John S. Clark, Walter Rigsby ; James Armstrong, 

Superannuated. 

36 Merriton, John Ridley. 

37 Niagara, William H. Withrow, M.A. 

38 DrummondviUe, John Mills, James Awde. 

39 Welland, Richard Clark. One wanted. Michael Baxter, 

Superannuated (Fenwick). 

40 DunvillCf Thomas M. Campbell. 

41 Grimshy, Charles Silvester, Charles E. M^ntyre. 

42 Beamsville, Robert H. Waddell. 

43 SmithvUle, Alexander R. Campbell, Richard J. James ; George 

H. Field, Superannuated. 

44 Cayuga, William Savage (York). One wanted. 

45 Point'Abino, Richard L. Tucker ; John Baxter, Superannuated. 

46 Caistarvillet John Sanderson (b). 

James Brock, Chairman of the District. 
John S. Clark, Financial Secretary, 

t 
IV.— THE BRANTFORD DISTRICT. 

47 Brantford, William R. Parker, M.A., Geoige H. Bridgman, 

M.A. ; Hamilton Biggar, John Ry erson, 
Superannuated. 

48 Mount-Pleasant, William Willoughby (Mohawk). 

49 Fairfield, David Ryan (Burford). . One wanted. Rowley 

Heyland, Superannuated ; Claudius Byrne, 
Supernumerary. 

50 Paris, John Douse ; Henry Bawtenhimer, Superannuated* 

51 Richwood, Benjamin Clement (Ayr). 

52 Princeton^ Edward Morrow, M.A. 

53 Woodstock, William H. Laird. 

54 Oxford, Centre, Shem Blanshard (Beachville). 

55 East-Zorra, Peter Bawtenhimer (Strathallan). 

56 St. George, Alfred Andrews. One to be sent. 

57 Norwich, William Bryers. 



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58 OUervilh, 

59 Simcoet 

60 Waterford, 

61 Port'Dover, 

62 St. Williams, 

63 Port'Rowanf 

64 Lynedock, 



65 Tilsonburgt 

66 Vienna, 



Thomas Jackson, who shall exchange once in three 
weeks with the Minister in Norwich. 

George M 'Ritchie ; Joseph Messmore, Super- 
annuated. 

Daniel V. Lucas; Joseph Reynolds, Superan- 
nuated. 

John W. German. 

John F. German, M.A. 

William C. JoUey. 

Thomas H. Walker; Charles W. M. Gilbert, 
Superannuated ; Matthias Holtby, Supernume- 
rary. 

Daniel £. Brownell, Reuben Millyard. 

William C. Watson, M.A. One wanted. 

Gkorob M'Ritcbib, Chairman of the District, 
William R. Parker, M.A., Financial Secretary. 



v.— THE LONDON DISTRICT. 

67 London, City, {North' Streetf) Wellington Jeffers, D.D., Benjamin 

B. Keefer. 

68 London, City, (Dundas- Street,) Alexander Langford ; Reuben E. 

Tupper, Superannuated. 

69 London, South, Richani J. Foreman (Arva). 

70 London, North, James Harris (Birr). 

71 St. Thomas, J. Herbert Starr. 

72 Yarmouth, Thomas Had win. 

73 Ingersoll, John Learoyd ; George Kennedy, Superan- 

nuated. 

74 Salford, Thomas Crews. 

75 St. Mary's, Richard Whiting. 

76 Kirkton, Charles Stringfellow, James Turner. 

77 Aylmer, {Ont.,) William Ames. One to be sent. 



Andrew Edwards. 
Edward Cragg. 
James E. Dyer (Lambeth). 
William Lund, Thomas W. Campbell ; James F. 
Latimer, Superannuated. 
82 Mount'Brydges, Henry Reid. 



78 Fingal, 

79 Tyrconnell, 

80 Westminster, 

81 Fort-Stanley, 



83 Exeter, 

84 Kippin, 

85 Lucan, 

86 Ailsa-Craig, 

87 Nissouri, 

88 Belmont, 



David C. Clappison. One to be sent, who shall 
' reside at Fairfield. 
One to be sent, who shall act under the direction of 

the Superintendent of Exeter. 
George Sexsmith. 
John Smiley, M.A. 
Christopher Cookman (Kintore). * One to be 

sent. 
Hugh M'Lean, Robert H. Hall. 



89 Dorchester Station, James Kennedy. 



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90 Muncey, James Gray, who shall have special charge of (he 

Mount Elgin Industrial School ; Peter German. 
Oneida^ William Cross. 

Wellington Jeffkrs, D.D., Chairman of the District 
Alexander La no ford, Financial Secretary, 

VI.— THE CHATHAM DISTRICT. 

91 Chatham, Edward B. Ryckman, M.A., John Semmens. 

92 fVindsor, John Philp,B.A., EdwinM'Collum (Walkerville). 

93 Sandwich, One wanted. 

94 Blenheim, Joseph Shepley (Rondeau). One to he sent 
(Charing Cross). 

Ezra A. Stafford. 

Edmund S. Jones. 

^ames Laird. 

Dayid Hunt, Joseph Galloway. 

Alexander G. Harris. 

John L. Kerr ; Richard Phelps, Superannuated. 

Edmund S. Shorey. 

Richard W. Woodsworth. 

One to he sent, who shall act under the direction 

of the Superintendent of Dawn-Mills. 
To he supplied hy the Florence Minister. 
William Chapman. One wanted. 
Richard Kerr. 



95 KingsviUe, 

96 Woodslee, 

97 Amhersthurg, 

98 Romney, 

99 Leamington, 

100 Ridgetown, 

101 Newbury^ 

102 Wardsville, 

103 Florence, 

104 Moraviantown, 

105 Dawn-Mills, 

106 Wallacehurg, 



Edward B. Rtckman, M.A., Chairman of tike District. 
Ezra A. Stafford, Financial Secretary. 



VII.— THE SARNIA district. 

107 Sarnia, Joseph W. M'Callum, Alfred M. Phillips ; Solo- 

mon Waldron, Superannuated. 

108 Strathroy, Thomas Cosford; John K. Williston, Superan- 
nuated. 

John Mahan, George Daniel. 
James Whiting. 



109 Adelaide, 

110 Arkona, 

111 Forest, 

112 Park-Hill, 

113 Watford, 

114 Mooretown, 



John Neelands. 

John Scanlon. 

William Hicks. One to he sent. 

George Clark. One to be sent 

115 Oil-Springs and Petrolia, George A. Mitchell, B.A. One wanted. 

116 Wyoming, Ebenezer Teskey, Charles Smitli. 

117 Napier, James H. Stonehouse. 

118 St. Clair, Allan Salt. 

119 Sombra, John Russell, William Austin. 
Walpole-Island, To be supplied by the Sombra Ministers. 

Joseph W. M'Callum, Chairman of the District. 
William Hicks, Financial Secretary. 



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VIII.— THE GUELPH DISTRICT. 

120 Guelpk, Ephraim B. Harper, M.A. ; David Wrifht, 

Superannuated. 

121 Georgetown, Joel Briggs, Francis C. Reynolds (Acton). 

122 Erin, Benjamin Sherlock. 

123 Garafraxa and Luther^ Peter W. Jones. One wanted. 



124 Rockwood, 

125 Elora, 

126 Elmira^ 

127 Fergus, 

128 Peel, 

129 Draff ton, 

130 Gait, 

131 Washington, 

132 Berlin, 

133 Listowell, 

134 Teviotdale, 



135 Millhanh, 

136 Arthur, 



Charles E. Stafford. 

Noble F. English, William Johnston. 

Oeorge Ferguson. 

John O. Laird. 

Isaac Crane (Hollen), Jabez Edmonds. 

Matthew Swann, William H. Fyfe ; Ezra Adams, 
Superannuated. 

John B. Clarkson, M.A. 

William W. Shepherd (Plattsville), David W. 
Thompson (Washington). 

Thomas Stobbs, William Mills. 

John Scott, B.A., Henry Berry ; John Armstrong, 
Nelson Brown, Superannuated. 

One to be sent, to act under the direction of the 
Minister of Drayton ; John Hodgson, Superan- 
nuated. 

John Hough. 

George M*Namara. 

137 Mount-Forest, Thomas Cobb. One wanted. 

138 Wellesley, James Woodsworth (Cross-Hill). 

139 Preston and Paris, Charles S. Eby, B.A., William Andree. 

Ephraim B. Harper, M.A., Chairman of the District 
JosL Briggs, Financial Secretary. 



IX.— THE GODERICH DISTRICT. 

140 Goderich, William S. Blackstock. 

141 Clinton, James Graham. 

142 Londeshoro* and Holmesville, Thomas Cleworth (Clinton), Samuel 

Sellery (Londesboro*). 

143 Seaforth, David Kennedy, M. A., B.D. 

144 Mitchell, William Hawke, Coverdale Watson (Fullerton) ; 
Asahel Hurlburt, Superannuated. 

Charles Lavell, M.A. 

John S. Fisher. 

Isaac B. Tallman. 

Coleman Bristol, M.A. One wanted. Luther O. 

Rice, Superannuated. 
William Hayhurst, William T. Turner. 
James M'Cartney. 
David A. Johnston. One wanted. 
Nathaniel Smith. 
Andrew Milliken (Gorrie). One to be sent. 



145 Stratford, 

146 Harmony, 

147 Bayfield, 

148 Dungannon, 

149 Kincardine, 

150 Teeswater, 

151 Ainleyville, 

152 Trowbridge, 

153 Howick, 



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154 Wingham^ George H. Kenny, George A. Scbram. 

155 Lwknow, Henry Kellam. One wanted. 

Chablss Lavbll, M. a., Chairman of the District. 
William Hawse, Financial Secretary. 

X.— THE OWEN-SGUND DISTRICT. 

156 Owen-Saund^ Kennedy Creighton ; William Price, Superan- 

nuated. 

157 Meaford^ Phineas D. Will; Richard Lochead, Superan- 

nuated. 

158 Walter' 8'FaUs, Isaac Baker, William M. Bielby. 

159 Thamhury^ James Anderson, Alexander Thibadeau. 

160 Durham^ Thomas Hanna, Nathan Austin. 

161 Invermay^ George M. Brown. 

162 Port Elgin, Joseph Hill. 

163 Paisley, Nathaniel S. Burwash. 

164 Hanover, Henry Steele Matthews, Thomas R. Reid. 

165 Artemesia, Charles E. Perry (Flesberton), Edward Charlton, 
B.A. ; George Jacques, Superannuated. 

One to be sent. 

Josias Green. 

Thomas Williams. One to be sent (Owen-Sound). 

David Williams. One to be sent. 

Elisha Tennant. 



166 Markdak, 

167 Chatsworth, 

168 Keppel, 

169 Amabel, 

170 Saugeen, 

171 Cape- Crocker, William Herkimer, Superannuated. 



Kbnnedt Creiohton, Chairman of the District, 
Phineas D. Will, Financial Secretary. 



XL— THE BARRIE DISTRICT. 



Nicholas R. Willoughby, M.A. 

Isaac Gold. 

Francis Berry ; Edward Sallows, Isaac B. Ayles- 

worth, M.D., Superannuated. 
Rt)bert Fowler, M.D., John Grenfell. 
William H. Peake. 
and Penetanguishene, On? to be sent. Peter Ker, 

Superannuated; Austin Potter. 
James Matheson, Robert Reynolds. 
John W. Totten. 
William Tucker (Maxwell). 
John Webster, Thomas J. Reid. One to be sent. 
One to be sent, to act under the Superintendent 

of Musk oka. 

183 Christian-Islands, and Beausoliel Island, Erastus Hurlburt. 

184 Cold' Water, One to be sent, to act under the direction of the 

Superintendent of Orillia. 

185 Bruce-Mines, John H. Keppel. 



172 Barrie, 

173 Vespra, 

174 Collingwood, 



175 Orillia, 

176 Rama, 

177 Hillsdale 

178 Stayner, 

179 Angus, 

180 Osprey, 

181 Muskoka, 

182 Morrison, 



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1 86 SauU'SL'Marieand Garden-Rivety Erastus S. Curry, who shall visit 

Michipicoton and fiachiwana-Bay. One to be sent. 
Pic arid Nipegon, To be supplied. 

187 Parry 'Sound and French River, Samuel Tucker. 

188 Rosseau, Joseph R. Gibson, who shall net under the direction 

of the Superintendent of Parry-Sound ( Ashdown). 

189 Maniloulin Island, Thomas Hurlburt. 

Francis Berry, Chairman of the District. 
Samuel Tucker, Financial Secretary. 

XXL— THE BRADFORD DISTRICT. 



190 Bradford, 

191 Newmarket, 

192 Aurora, 

193 Bond-Head, 

194 Lloydtovm, 

195 Cookstown, 



George Good son. 
Andrew A. Smith. 
John Hunt, John E. Lancely. 
James Goodwin, John Smith. 
Peter Addison. 

William Hay, John C. Stevenson ; Jacob Poole, 
Supernumerary. 

196 Innisfil, Joseph W. Holmes (Ctaigvale). One to be sent. 

197 Aliston, Daniel E. F. Gee. 

198 Sharon and Movnt- Albert, William Irwin, Joseph Deacon. 
Snake and Georgina Islands, To be supplied by Ministers from 

Sharon and Mount-Albert. 

199 Rosemount, Thomas Campbell. One to be sent 

200 Mono, Christopher Hamilton. 

201 Homing' S'M'tlls, Thomas Culbert 

George Goodson, Chairman of the District. 
John Hvnt, Financial Secretary. 



XIII.— THE WHITBY DISTRICT. 



202 Whilhy, 

203 Oshawa, 

204 Pickering, 

205 Markham, 

206 Scarborough, 

207 BowmanviUe, 

208 Darlington, 

209 Newcastle, 



Joseph E. Sanderson, M.A., Richard W. Williams. 

William Scott 

George H. Cornish (Greenwood). One to be sent. 

William M^CuUough, Edwin S. Washington, B.A. 

John H. Robinson. 

George N. A. F. T. Dickson. 

Thomas A. Ferguson (Enniskillen), Thomas H. 

Patchell. 
William M'Donagh, William J. Jolliffe. 



210 Prince- Albert, Alfred M'Cann. One to be sent 
Schugog, Supplied by ministers from Prince-Albert Circuit. 

211 Uxbridge, George Brown. 

212 Brock, George F. Richardson (Vroomanton), George 

Leach (Cannington). 

213 Beaverton, Albert C. Wilson. 

' Stouffville, William S. M'Cullough, M.A. One wanted. 
Cartwright, John C. Wilson. 
Manvers, James A. M'Clung. One wanted. 
William Scott, Chairman of the District. 
George N. A. F. T. Dickson, Financial Secretary. 



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XIV.— THE COBOURG DISTRICT. 

217 Cohourg^ William Briggs ; Richard Jones, Co-Treasurer, 

Victoria College ; Thomas S. Keough, Generid 
Agent; Hall Christopherson, Jacob Freshman, 
Agents; Robert Corson, Vincent B. Howard, - 
Superannuated. 
Victoria College^ President — Samuel S. Nelles, D.D., Professor of 
Logic, Ethics, and Metaphysics ; Alfred H. 
Reynar, M. A., Professor of Modem Languages and 
English Literature ; Nathaniel Burwash, M.A., 
Professor of Natural Sciences; James Roy, M.A., 
Classical Master of Grammar School. 

Undergraduates — E. A. Healy, J. J. Hare, 
J. Pearen, Benjamin Longley, J. Montgomery. 

Conference-Students — William Ryan, J. S. Ross, 
W. W. Edwards, J. Charlton, R. M*Cullough, 
J. R. Isaac, D. Cattenach, Newton Hill, 
T. J. Edmison, Isaac Tovell, W. Walsh. 

N.B. — The President of the Conference, W. Morley 
Punshon, M.A., will visit Cobourg from time to 
time, during the year, and render such personal 
assistance in - the Theological training of Can- 
didates for the Ministry as his other duties will 
permit. 

218 Port'Hope^ Isaac B. Howard ; Alexander T. Green, Samuel 

Might, Superannuated. 

219 Canton, William J. Hewitt. 

220 Baltimore t Joseph L. Sanders ; William Steer, Superannuated . 

221 Plainville, Samuel Sing (Gore's Landing). 

222 FeneUa, William Short. 

223 Colbome, George Case ; James Hughes, Superannuated. 

224 Castleton, Ebenezer Robson ; David B. Madden, Superan- 

nuated. 

225 Brighton, Robert Mark, M.D. ; Lewis Warner, Superan- 

nuated. 

226 Smithfield, William L. Scott. 

227 Campbellford, John C. Ash. 

228 Hastings, Robert Godfrey ; Ashton Fletcher, Supernumerary. 

229 Percy, Arthur Browning. 

230 Alnwick, James A. Ivison, John Sunday. 

Isaac B. Howard, Chairman of the District. 
William Brioos, Financial Secretary, 

XV.— THE PETERBOROUGH DISTRICT. 

231 Peterborough, George H. Davis; John Sanderson (a). Super- 

annuated. 

232 Millbrook, Francis Coleman, Joseph L. Forster. 

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234 Lindsay f Charles Freshman, D.D. ; James Qreener, Super- 

annuated. 

235 Oakwoodf William Bums, David Winter, John A. Jewel, B.A. 

236 Omemeef William Andrews, William L. Rutledge ; James 

Norris, Superannuated. 

237 Keenef James Kines. 

238 Norwood^ William M. Pattyson. 

239 LakefieU Henry M'Dowell (North-Douro). 

240 Warsaw^ John W. Wicher. 

241 Bobcaygeon, William R. Barker. One to he sent. 

242 MindeUf John Hiscox. One to he sent. 

243 Fenelon-Falh, William C. Washington, M.A. 

244 Coboconk and BaUover, William Sutton. One to he sent 

245 Havelockf Thomas W. Glover. 

246 Hairs-Bridge and MudrLake^ David Hardie. 

247 ChandoSf William Craig. 

Oeoroe H. Davis, Chairman of the District, 
William Burns, Financial Secretary, 

XVI.— THE BELLEVILLE DISTRICT. 

248 Belleville, Henry F. Bland, David L. Brethour. 

249 Consecon^ . Andrew B. Chamhers. 

250 Wellington, Stephen Bond. 

25 1 Ameliashurg^ George Carr, John W. Bell. 

252 Pictont Jonathan E. Betts ; Daniel M*Mullon, Gilbert 

Miller, Supernumeraries. 

253 Bloomfield and Cherry- Valley, Jacob E. Howell, M.A. 

254 Milfordy William Coleman, William M*Gladery. 

255 Sydney, John Walton ; John Lever, Superannuated. 

256 Thurlow, Silas Huntingdon. 

257 Marmora, John C. Osborne, Orrin German. 

258 Stirling, Charles Taggart, John H. Ruttan ; Thomas 

Demorest, Superannuated. 

259 Frankford, Joseph H. Stinson ; Samuel C. Philp, Super- 

annuated. 

260 Trenton, Isaac Weldon, Adolphus G. Knight ; William 

Young, Superannuated. 

261 DemorestvUle, Thomas Cullen, William H. Caimduff. 

262 ShannonviUe, Archelaus Doxsee. One to be sent. 

263 Moira, Richard Potter (Thomashurg). 

264 Tweed, Joseph Kilgour. 

265 Bridgewater, Garrett J. Dingman. 

266 Flinton and Addington-Road, William Norton. 

267 Madoc, Robert Robinson. 

268 VAmahle, Arthur B. Hames. 

269 Denbigh and Mattatvachin, William Cook. 

270 Maynooth, One to be sent. 

271 Brudenell and Carlow, John Doel, Supernumerary. 

Hbkry F. Bland, CJiairman of the District. 
Jonathan E, Betts, Financial Secretary. 



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XVII.-^THE KINGSTON DISTRICT. 

272 Kingston, George R. Sanderson, Donald G. Sutherland, M.A. ; 

Henry Byers, Supernumerary. 

273 Napanee, George M. Meacham, M.A., Thomas Cardus ; 

James Thompson, Superannuated. 

274 Selby, William Halstead. 

275 Newhurgh, Samuel C. Philp, jun., Christopher L. Thompson. 

276 Wilton, Edmund S. Rupert, M.A., John J. Leach. 

277 Odessa, Joshua H. Johnson, M.A. 

278 Bath and Amherst Island, David Chalmers, William Rilance. 

279 Cataraquif Richard Wilson, John Ferguson. 

280 Battersea, Samuel Fear. 

281 Gananoque, Wesley Casson. 

282 Pittsburg, (Kingston,) William Briden, William J. Young. 

283 Centreville, Ephraim L. Koyl. 

284 Harrowsmith and Frontenac, William Shannon. 

285 Tamworth, William W. Miller. 

286 Kennebec, William Y. Sexsmith, who shall act under the 

direction of the Minister at Tamworth. 
George R. Sanderson, Chairman of the District, 
Richard Wilson, Financial Secretary, 



XVIIL— THE BROCKVILLE DISTRICT. 



287 Brockville, 

288 Prescott, 



John A. Williams ; 
numerary. 



William Hall, M.A, 
annuated. 

289 Lgn, Marmaduke L. Pearson, 

(Mallory-Town). 

290 Farmersville, Samuel Wilson, Robert B. Hare. 

291 Maitland, Edward A. Ward. 

292 North' Augusta, Andrew L. Peterson. 

293 Spencerville, William Sheridan. 

294 Kemptville, Osborn Lambly, M.A 

annuated. 

295 South' Mountain, Andrew Armstrong. 

296 Edwardsburg, William Taylor, 

297 Matilda, 



Luther Houghton, Super- 
Sylvester Hurlburt, Super- 



Jabez B. Saunders 



Henry Shaler, Super- 



Williams, Super* 



298 Morrisburg, 

299 Winchester, 

300 Aultsville, 

301 Cornwall f 

302 MoulineUe, 

303 Avonmore, 



William R. Dyre ; William H. 

annuated. 
John S. Evans. 

John Holmes, John C. Garrett. 
Thomas W. Constable. 
William C. Henderson, M.A. 
James Simpson, who shall act under the direction 

of the Superintendent of Cornwall. 
To be supplied. 

John A. Williams, Chairman of the District, 
John S. Evans, Financial Secretary, 

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XIX.— THE PERTH DISTRICT. 

304 Perth, Thomas Brock. 

305 Smith' S'Falla, David C. M'Dowell, Edwin A. Chown, B.A. 

306 Carleton-Place, Thomas Atkinson (Almonte), James M^Farlane. 
307. Pakenham and Arnprior, William Tomblin, John Wilson, B.A. 

308 Merrickville, William M'Gill, John P. Wass, B.A. 

309 Elgin, John A. Dowler. 

310 Newborough, William Richardson. 

311 Glentay, Brock Rose. 

312 Maherly, Ezekiel Richardson. 

313 Plagfair, John Corbett. 

314 Filzrog-Harbour, William Creighton. 

David C* McDowell, Chairman of the District. 
William Tomblin, Financial Secretary, 

XX.— THE PEMBROKE DISTRICT. 

315 Pembroke, James C. Slater. 

316 Rankin, {German Mission,) Charles Allum. One to be sent. 

317 Westmeath, John Howes, Robert F. Oliver. 

318 Clarendon and Portage du Fort, Edwin Fessant, JSrabazon 

B. Dundas. 

319 Renfrew, William Raney. 

320 Calabogie, One wanted, to act under the superintendence of 

the Minister at Renfrew. 

321 Alice, William Sanderson (Locksley). 

322 Onslow, John H. Stewart. 

323 Collfield, George Stenning. 

324 Upper Ottawa, {German Mission,) One wanted. 

Jambs C. Slater, Chairman of the District, 
William Sanderson, Financial Secretary. 

XXL— THE OTTAWA DISTRICT. 

325 Ottawa, William Stephenson. One to be sent. 

326 Aylmer, P,Q,, Conrad Vandusen. 

327 BelVs Comers, Webster W. Leach, Thomas Hadden. 

328 Richmond, Daniel Connolly. One to be sent. 

329 North-Gower, Jahez B. Keough. 

330 Long'Island Locks, Samuel Down. 

331 Osgoode, Joseph H. Chant. 

332 Bearbrook, To be supplied. 

333 VOrignal, John Wilson, John Tozeland. 

334 Grenville, One to be sent, to act under the direction of the 

Superintendent of L'Orignal. 

335 Thurso, Richard N. Adams. 

336 North- Wakefield and Templeton, Samuel Teeson, William 

Buchanan. 

337 Aylwin, Charles Lake, Richard Shier. 

' William Stephenson, Chairman of the District, 
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XXIL— THE MONTREAL DISTRICT. 

338 Montreal, First, (St James- Street,) John Potts ; John B. Selley, 

M.D., Superannnated. 

339 Montreal, Second, (Ottawa- Street,) Samuel J. Hunter, Alexander 

Hardie, M.A. 

340 Montreal, Third, (Palace- Street,) James A. Gordon, Alexander 

Camphell. 

341 Montreal, Fourth, (Dorchester- Street,) George Douglas, LL.D. ; 

John Scott, Supernumerary. 

342 Montreal, Fifth, (St. Joseph-Street,) Joseph W. Sparling, B.A. 

343 Lachine, Thomas Colling, B.A. 

344 Chambly, James Masson. 

345 St John's, John Borland, who shall have charge of the French 

and Indian Missions in the Province of Quebec. 

346 Odell'Town, William D. Brown. 

347 Hemmingford, William J. Shaw, M.A., LL.B. 

348 Franklin, Centre, Thomas G. Williams. One to be sent. 

349 Huntingdon, George Rogers. One to be sent 

350 Ormstown, Edward Harris. 

351 Hudson, Aaron D. Miller. 

352 La Chute, John V. Wilson ; Francis C. Ireland, Supernu- 

merary. 

353 North-Gore, One wanted. 

354 New-Glasgow, George H. Squire, B.A. 

355 Shawbridge, William Knox, who shall act under the direction 

of the Superintendent of New-Glasgow ; William 
Shaw, Superannuated. 
336 Rawdon, One to be sent 

357 Lake of Two Mountains, Abraham Sickles (Oka). 

358 Shefford, Thomas Charbonnell (Frost Village). One to be 

sent 

359 Roxton, Joseph A. Dorion. 

360 Knowlton, John Syvret. 

361 St, Sebastian, ^c, One to be sent. 

362 Napierville, Amand Parent, 

Gboroe Douolas, LL.D., Chairman of the District, 
John Potts, Financial Secretary, 

XXIII.— THE QUEBEC DISTRICT. 

863 Quebec, James Elliott 

364 Point-Levis, James Allen. 

365 Three-Rivers, Edmund E. Sweet 

366 Melbourne, William Jackson. One to be sent, who shaU 

reside at Windsor-Mills. 

367 Sherbrooke, John Wakefield. One to be sent. 

368 Sawyerville, Robert H. Smith. 

369 Cookshire, Hiram Fowler. 

370 Dudswell, John Saunders, B.A. (Marbleton). 

371 Bury, William Adams (Robinson). 

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872 Leeds^ John Stewart. 

373 Danville t George Washington, M.A. 

374 Netff'Ireland, Cornelius A. Jones. 

375 Durham, P. Q., Henry W. Maxwell (Ulverton). 

376 Port'Neuf, One wanted. 

377 Val'Cartier, One wanted. 

378 Metis, Henry Irvine. 

379 GatpS, Alexander Drennan. 

Jaubs Elliott, Chairman of the District, 
Georob Washington, M.A., Financial Secretary. 

XXIV.— THE STANSTEAD DISTRICT. 

380 Stanstead, William Hansford ; John Tomkins, Malcolm 

M 'Donald, Superannuated. 

381 Cassville^ Isaac Wilkinson, who shall act under the Super- 

intendent of Stanstead. 

382 Compton, James E. Richardson. 

383 Hatley, William H. Rowsom, B.A. 

384 Coaticoke, Joseph M. Hagar, B.A., Henry W. Knowles. 

385 Georgeville and Magog, Samuel E. Maudsley. 

386 Bolton, William Scales, 

387 Knotvlton, Hugh Cairns. 

388 Shefford, Le Roy Hooker (Waterloo, P.Q.)* One to be sent, 

389 LawrenceviUe, Richard Robinson. 

390 Granhy, William English. One to be sent; Edmund S. 

Ingalls, Supernumerary. 

391 Dunham, Samuel G. Phillips. 

392 Frelighshurg, Thomas Bell ; Samuel Jackson, Supernumerary. 

393 Farnham, John English. 

394 Sutton, John Davies. 

395 St, Armand, Thomas Kelly. One to be sent; Francis Hunt,* 

Supernumerary. 

396 Clarenceville, John Armstrong. 

William Hansford, Chairman of the District, 
William English, Financial Secretary, 

N.B. — 1. John Burwash, M.A., has permission to retain 
his Professorship in the Wesleyan College, 
Sackville, N.B. 

2. Samuel B. Phillips, Superannuated, has per- 
mission to reside in the United States. 

3. Thomas Feather has leave of absence to visit 
England. 

4. John Agar is permitted to retire for the year on 
account of ill health. 

FOREIGN MISSIONARY DISTRICTS. 
XXV.— THE RED-RIVER DISTRICT. 

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398 High Bluff, Matthew Robison. One to be sent. 

399 Norway-House, Egerton Ryerson Young. 

400 Nelson-River, One wanted. 

401 Oxford-House, John Sinclair, Native Missionary. 

Gkorob Youno, Chairman of the District. 

XXVr.— THE SASKATCHEWAN DISTRICT. 

402 Edmonton-House, George M'Dougall, 

403 Woodville, John M'Dougall. 

404 Victoria, Peter Campbell. 

405 White Fish-Lake, Henry Steinhaur. 

406 Elk-River, {Blackfeet Indians,) To be visited by the Missionaries 

^om Edmonton-House and Woodville. 

George M'Douoall, Chairman of the District, 

XXVII.— THE BRITISH-COLUMBIA DISTRICT. 

407 Victoria, {V. I.,) William Pollard. 

408 Nanaimo and Maple-Bay, Thomas Derrick, Cornelius Bryant. 

409 Sumas and Chilliwhack, George C. Clarkson. 

410 New -Westminster and Lower Frazer-River^ Amos E. Russ. 
4 1 L Cariboo, Joseph Hall. 

412 Indian Tribes, Thomas Crosby. 

William Pollard, Chairman of the District. 
N.B. — Edward White is returning home. 



APPOINTMENTS OF THE SEVENTEENTH WESLEYAN- 
METHODIST CONFERENCE OF EASTERN-BRITISH 
AMERICA, IN CONNEXION WITH THE BRITISH 
CONFERENCE ; 

BEGUN IN ST. JOHN, NEW BRUNSWICK, JUNE 22nD, 1871. 

Henry Pope (b). President of the Conference, 
Samuel W. Spraoue, Co-Delegate, 
Duncan D. Currie, Secretary, 

I.— THE HALIFAX DISTRICT. 

1 Halifax, North^ (Brunswick-Street,) Jabez A. Rogers (Kaye- 

Street), William Sargent ; Edmund Botterell, 
Supernumerary. 

2 Halifax, South, {Graf ton-Street,) John A. Clark, A.M. ; Henry 

Pope (a). Supernumerary. 
Conference-Office, Humphrey Pickard, D.D., Editor and Book- 
Steward. 

3 Dartmouth, Charles H. ^Paisley, A.M. ; Thomas Angwin, 

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5 Falmouth, 

6 Norton, 

7 Kentvilie, 



8 Newport, 

9 Avondale, 



4 Windsor, Alexander W, Nicholson ; Matthew Richey, D.D., 

Frederick Small wood, Roland Morton, Super- 
numeraries. 

George M. Barratt. 

Stephen F. Huestis ; George Johnson, Supernu- 
merary. 

Richard W, Weddall, A.B., under the superintend- 
ence of the Horton Minister, with whom he shall 
exchange once a month. 

John M 'Murray. 

James G. Hennigar. 

10 Burlington and Kempt, John Johnson. 

11 Maitland, John A. Mosher. 

12 Musquodoboit' Harbour, Charles W. Dockrill. 

13 Middle-Mwtquodoboit, Albert S. Desbrisay. 

14 Shuhenacadie, John W. Howie. 

15 Sambro and Margaret^ S'Bay, Jonathan R. Borden. 

Bermuda. 

16 Hamilton and Somerset, Stephen Humphrey, A.M., William H« 

Evans. 

17 St. George* s and Bailey* s-Bag, Thomas W. Smith. One to be 

sent. 

John M'Murray, Chairman of the District. 
Alexander W. Nichoi^on, Financial Secretary. 



XL— THE ST. JOHN DISTRICT. 

18 St. John, {Germain-Street,) Henry Pope (b), President of the Con- 

ference ; William T. Cardy, George S. Milligan, 
A.M., Supernumeraries. 

19 St. John, {Centenary,) Duncan D. Currie, Secretary of the 

Conference ; William Temple, Henry Daniel, 
James R. Narraway, A.M., Supernumeraries. 

20 St. John, (Exmouth- Street,) Thomas J. Deinstadt. 

21 St, John, (City Mission,) William Maggs, under the superintend- 

ence of the President. 

22 St. John, {Portland,) Howard Sprague, A.M. 

23 St. John, {Zion*s Church,) Ralph Brecken, A.B., under the super- 

intendence of Brother Currie. 

24 St, John, {Carleton,) Robert Duncan. 

25 Fairville, Humphrey P. Cowperthwaite, A.M. 

26 St. Andrew*s, Charles B. Pitblado. 
One wanted. ' 

Charles W. Dutcher. One wanted. 
Hezekiah M'Keown. 
William Woods, under the superintendence of 

Brother M*Keown. 
Richard Smith. 
Christopher Lockhart, Alfred H. Webb. 



27 St. George's, 

28 St. David^s, 
29. St. Stephen's, 

30 St. James's, 

31 Mill' Town, 

32 Sussex- Vale, 



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33 Grand-Lake^ Robert O. Johnson. 



34 Jerusalem, 

35 Kingston, 

36 Uphanif 



Isaac N. Parker. 
Fletcher A. Weldon. 
Joseph B. Hemmeon. 

Henry Pope (b), President jof the Coirference, 

Chairman of tlie District, 
Duncan D. Currie, Secretary of the Confer- 

ence, Financial Secretary, 

III.— THE TRURO DISTRICT. 



37 Truro, 



38 River-Philip, 

39 Wallace, 

40 Pugwash, 

41 Albion" Mines, 

42 River-John, 

43 Fictou, 

44 Guyshorough 



45 Goldenville, 

46 Manchester, 



John Read, William H. Emsley ; Thomas Smith, 

R. E. Crane, Supernumeraries* 
George Harrison. 
Robert Wasson. One to be sent. 
David W. Le Lacheur. 
Arthur D. Morton, A.M. 
James Tweedy. 
William C. Brown. 
and Canso, John Cassidy, William Dobson, James 

Buckley ; Thomas D. Hart, James R. Hart, 

Supernumeraries. 
Augustus B. Morris, A.B. 
Edwin Mills, under the superintendence of Brother 

Cassidy. 

47 Sydney, South, Jeremiah V. Jost. 

48 Sydney, North, One to be. sent. 

49 Gabarus, Henry J. Clarke. 

50 Blockhouse-Mines, One wanted. 

51 Port Hawkesbury, \ ^^^^^ ^ Le Page. 

52 Margaree, / ^ 

Jeremiah V. Jost, Chairman of the District, 
John Read, Financial Secretary, 

IV.— PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND DISTRICT. 

53 Charlotte-Town, James Taylor (City Mission), Robert M* Arthur. 

54 Cornwall and Little-York, Edwin Evans, Waldron W. Brewer. 

55 Pownal, W. W. Colpitts. The brethren on the Cornwall 

and Pownal Circuits to change with Charlotte- 
Town each once in every six weeks. 

56 Bedeque and Tryon, Paul Prestwood, Robert A. Daniel. 

57 Margate, Robert Tweedie. 

58 Summerside, One to be sent ; in the meanwhile to be supplied 

from Bedeque and Tryon. 

59 Murray-Harbour, George B. Payson. 

60 Souris, One to be sent. 

61 Alberton, John G. Bigney. 

James Taylor, Chairman of the District, 
Edwin Evans, Financial Secretary. 



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v.— THE FREDERICTON DISTRICT. 

62 Fredericton, Leonard Gaetz. 

63 Maryaville, Silas C. Fulton, under the superintendence of 

Brother Gaetz, with whom he wiU exchange once 
in every three weeks. 

64 BlissviUet Jeremiah Embree, under the superintendence of 

Brother Gaetz. 

65 King*S'Clear, Robert H. Taylor. 

66 Sheffield, Robert Wilson. 

67 Newcastle, One to be sent. 

68 Woodstock, John S. Addy. 

69 Canterbury, Frederick W. Harrison. One to be sent. 

70 Knowlesville, Charles W. Hamilton. 

71 Jacksonville, Ezra B. Moore. 

72 Florenceville, William W. Percival. 

73 Andover, John S. Allen. One wanted. 

74 Nashwaak, Joseph Seller, A.B. 

75 Boiestown, One to be sent. 

76 Gagetown, Elias Slackford. 

77 Miramichi, Ingham Sutcliffe, James Strothard. One wanted. 

78 Bathurst, Richard Weddall. 

79 Dalhousie, One to be sent. 

Ingham Sutcliffe, Chairman of the District. 
Leonard Gaetz, Financial Secretary, 

VI.— THE SACKVILLE DISTRICT. 

80 Sackville, Elias Brettle ; John Snowball, Su peril umerary. 

Educational Institutions. 
Charles Stewart, n.D., Theological Professor and Chaplain. 
Students in Theology, John Ellis, William H. Ibbitson, Silas 

James, William F. Penny, Frederick M. Pickles, 

George J. Bond, Michael Campbell, John W. 

Doull, Elias B. England, James M. Fisher. 

81 Point'de-Bute, Joseph G. Angwin. 

82 Baie-de^Verte, David B. Scott. One to be sent. 
> 83 Moncton and Coverdale, Isaac C. Thurlow. 

84 Dorchester, Robert A. Temple. 

85 Hopewell, Samuel Ackman. 

86 Hillsborough, Douglas Chapman. 

88 "alishury and Elgin, ] '^'''^ ^"«°- 0°* ^ ''^ ""'• 

89 Richibucto, Cranswick Jost, A.M. 

90 Amherst, John Waterhouse. 

91 Nappan, John W. Pike. 

92 Parrsborough, William Alcorn, John Betts. 

93 Advocate-Harbour, George F. Day, under the superintendence 

of Brother Alcorn. 

Elias Brettle, Chairman of the District, 
Joseph G. Angwin, Financial Secretary, 



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VII.— THE ANNAPOLIS DISTRICT. 

94 Annapolis, George W. Tuttle; Michael Pickles, Fletcher H. 

W. Pickles, Supernumeraries. 

95 Granville Ferry, Joseph Hart. 

96 Bridgetown, William H. Heartz. One to be sent. Thomas 

H. Davies, Joseph F. Bent, Supernumeraries. 

97 fVilmotf John L. Sponagle, One to be sent. 

98 Aylesford, William Tweedy. 

99 Canning , George O. Huestis. 

100 Berwick ^ John Prince. 

101 Hilhburgh, William M*Carthy. 

102 Digby, James England. 

103 Weymouth^ Levi S. Johnson, under the superintendence of the 

Chairman. 

104 Digby 'Neck, Jesse Giles, under the superintendence of the 

Chairman. 

105 Brier Island, One wanted. 

James England, Chairman of the District. 
Joseph Hart, Financial Secretary, 

VIII.— THE LIVERPOOL DISTRICT. 

106 Liverpool, John J. Teasdale. 

107 Caledonia, One to be sent. 

108 Yarmouth, South, Job Shenton. 

109 Yarmuulh, North, John Lathern. 

110 Yarmouth, East, Thomas Rogers, A.M. 

111 Barrington, Jotham M. Fulton, A.M. 

112 J^ort La Tour, Robert B. Mack. 

113 Shelburne, Joseph Shaw Coffin; Charles De Wolfe, D.D., 

Supernumerary. 

114 North-East Harbour, Wilson W. Lodge. 

115 Port'Mouton, Samuel B. Martin. 
WQ MilUVillage, John J. Colter, 

117 Petite- Riviere, Samuel W. Sprague, Co- Delegate. 

118 Lunenburg, Joseph Gaetz. One to be sent. 

119 New-Germany, Caleb Parker. 

Samuel W. Sfbaoub, Chairman of the District, 
John Lathern, Financial Secretary, 

IX.— THE N1EWF0UNDLAND DISTRICT. 

120 St, John's, James Dove, Stephen T. Teed. 

121 Harbour-Grace, Thomas Harris. 

122 Carbonear, Charles Comben, Joseph Hale. 

123 Brigus, John S. Peach; William E. Shenstone, Super- 

numerary. 

124 Port'de-Grave, Thomas Fox. 

125 Blackhead, George Forsey. 

126 Island-Cove, Joseph Pascoe. 



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127 Perlicarif Charles Ladner. 

128 HanVs'Harbour, One to be sent. 

129 Bonavista, John S. Phinney. 
ISO Catalina^ John Reay. 

131 Trinity-Bay^ One wanted. 

132 Twillingate, Henry L. Cranford. 

133 Burin, James A. Duke. 

134 Grand'Banky John Goodison. 

135 Labrador, Joseph Hale, during the summer months. 

136 Port-aU'Basque, F. W. Willey. One to be sent. 

137 Exploits, Charles Pickels. 

138 Fogo, Isaac Howie. 

1j39 Green's Pond, Solomon Matthews. 
140 Shoal-Harbour, One to be sent. 

Thomas Harris, Chairman of the District, 
James Dove, Financial Secretary, 



CONFERENCE METHODISTE FRANCAISE. 



STATIONS DES MINISTRES ET PROPOSANTS, POUR 

L'ANNEE 1871—1872. 

[{Aeceptees par les trois assemblies de District,) 

I.— DISTRICT DU NORD. 

President du District, Emile F. Cook. 

1 Paris, 

Les Ternes, Emile F. Cook. 
Chapelle Malesherbes, Simeon Dugand. 
Levallois'Perret, A pourvoir. 

2 Pas-de-Calais, 

St.'Pierre-Us'Calais, William Cornforth, Georges Scheffer. 

3 Normandie, 

Lisieux et le Bocage, Frederic Prunier. 

4 Meurthe, 

Nancy, Numa Andrieu. 

5 Haute-Marne, 

Joinville, Aime Boi^son. 

St. Dizier, Gedeon Gounelle. 
. 6 Puy^dc'D&me, 

Thiers, James Hocart, fils. 



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II.— DISTRICT DE SUISSE ET DAUPHINfe. 

Prisident du District, Gedeon Jaulmes. 

7 Lausanne^ James Hocart, Gedeon Jaulmes. 

8 Aigle, Henri de Jersey. 

9 Fallee de la Dr&me, 

Livron, J, Wesley Leli^vre. 

Die, Auguste Martin. 

10 Bourdeaux et Dieulefit, 

Bourdeaux, Matthieu Gallienne, fils. 
Dieulefit, James L. Ozanne. 

1 1 Nyons, Samuel Berlin ; Alcide Lagier, pasteur en retraite. 

III.— DISTRICT DU MIDI. 

President du District, Luc Pulsford. 

12 Nimes, Matthieu Leli^yre, Jean P. Cook, directeur des 

etablissements d'education. 

13 Vauvert, 

Codognan, James Wood. 
Vauvert, Emile Farjat * 

I A La Vaunage et Vic, 

Conginies, L. Frederic Galland. 
Sommieres, L. Benezet, 6vangeliste. 

15 Alois et la Gardonnenque, 

Uzes, Philippe Neel. 

Alais, Paul Marseille, evangeliste. 

16 Civennes, {Est,) 

Anduze, Luc Pulsford. 

Lasalle, Daniel Bernard. 

Sauvct Edouard Gallienne. 

17 Civennes, (Quest,) 

Le Vigan, Matthieu Audibert. 
Ganges, Jean Luce. 

Valleraugue, Joseph Cornud. 

N.B.^1. Les frdres Matthieu Gallienne, pdre, Pierre 
Lucas, et Alfred Jeafi Dupuy sont cedes au 
District des lies de la Manche. 
2. Les frdres Philippe Guiton et Philippe Le 
Gresley, pasteurs en retraite, resident il Jersey. 



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Q. VIII. What is the Number of Members in our Societies ? 
A. As follows ; viz., — 

IN GREAT BRITAIN. 



Mar. 
1870. 
1292 

115 

122 

20 

133 

832 
1088 

806 
697 

750 
385 

451 

261 

1090 

376 
217 

103 
199 
165 
661 
306 
101 
741 
700 
702 
527 
203 



1029 
•361 



^. . Mar. 

Ctreutts, 1871. 

London (Citv-Road, 
&c.) . . \ . .1224 
(Welsh) ... 116 
(Aldershot) . . 155 
(Malta). ... 30 
(German Mission) 143 
London (Hoxton, &c.) 848 
London (Islington, 

&c.) 1132 

London(Highbury,&c.) 796 
London (Stoke-New- 

ington, &c.). . . .66!^ 
London( Hackney, &c.) 754 
London (Kentish-Town, 

&c.) 381 

London (Spitalfields, 

&c.) ..... 421 
London (Bethnal-Green, 

&c.) 284 

London (St. George's, 

&c.) 1078 

London (Bow, &c.) . 399 
London (Canning- 
Town) .... 243 
Stratford .... 134 
Barking, &c. . . . 207 
Hertford, &c. . . . 152 
Cambridge . . . . 653 
Chelmsford, &c. . . 316 

Leigh 138 

Colchester .... 803 
Manningtree . . . 741 

Ipswich 669 

St. Alban's. ... 539 
Uxbridge .... 172 
1870—13,043). ,.^ 
1871-13,193 r"^-^^^ 

London (Gt. Queen- 
Street, &c.) . . .1002 

London (Southwark, 
&c.) 1281 



Mar. 

1870. 

24 

1203 

1124 

440 
632 

677 

713 

1162 
214 
362 
230 
393 
453 
220 
278 
455 
242 
481 
562 
256 
486 
223 

569 

160 

190 

236 



1514 
1029 
1380 

274 
112! 

478 



London (South-East) 50 
London (Lambeth, 

&c.) 1233 

London (Brixton-Hill, 

&c.) 1179 

Richmond .... 430 
London(Hinde-Street, 

&c.) 628 

London (St. John*s- 

Wood, &c.) ... 692 
London (Bays water, 

&c.) 726 

London (Chelsea, &c.) 1152 

Deptford • ... 200 

Blackheath .... 393 

Bromley .... 253 

Woolwich .... 423 

Hammersmith . . . 467 

Ealing and Acton . 238 

Wandsworth . . . 332 

Croydon .... 447 

Kingston, &c. . • • 241 

Windsor .... 468 

Hastings .... 607 

Sevenoaks .... 246 

Tunbridge-Welis . . 497 

Lewes, &c 224 

r Brighton . . . 400 

( Worthing . . ' . • 165 

Guildford .... 190 

r Alton .... 158 

( Petersfield ... 70 

Redhill 269 

1870—14,375 ) . ^ „^^ 
1871-14,661 r'^^- 286 

Bedford, &c. . . . 1538 
Leighton-Buzzard • 1049 

Luton 1363 

Hitchin .... 332 
Dunstable . . . .1098 
Aylesbury .... 454 



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Mar. 

1870. 
456 
780 
475 
734 
436 
250 
243 
481 
472 
421 
240 
139 
354 
245 



608 

600 
601 
458 
211 
663 
350 
429 
240 
367 
297 
259 
345 
172 
435 
391 



397 
307 
371 
394 
395 
238 
505 
414 
.239 
98 
668 
263 
393 



Cireuitt, 
St. Neots . 
Biggleswade 
St. Ives, &c. 
Northampton 
Towcester . 
Daventry . 
Rugby . . 
Newport-Pagnell . 
Higham-Ferrers . 
Wellingborough . 
Kettering . . . 
Market-H arborough 
Chatteris . . . 
Oundle .... 

1870— 11,522) J 
1871— 11.788 r"^- 

{Canterbury 
Whitstable 
Faversham • 
Rochester . 
Gravesend . 
Sheerness . 
Margate . . 
Dover • . 
Folkestone 
Deal . . . 
Rye • . . 
Tenterden . 
Ashford . . 
Staplecross . 
Ticehurst . 
Maidstone . 
Sittingboume 



1870— 6,426) •^ 
1871—6,372/^^*^- 

Norwich . . 
Bungay . . . 
North-Walsham 
Yarmouth . , 
Lowestoft . . 
Yoxford, &c. . 
Diss .... 
Attleborough, &c. 
Bury St. Edmund's 

Holt 

Lynn ; . . . 
SwafTham . . . 
Downham . 



54 



Mar. 


Mar. 


1871. 


1870. 


473 


342 


870 


235 


570 


487 


723 


327 


406 


465 


236 




243 




463 




481 


477 


401 


520 


267 


539 


164 


715 


402 


273 


255 


540 




276 


56 


394 




378 


460 


213 


141 


209 


606 


327 


559 


194 


464 


264 


214 
664 


70 
683 


400 


200 


395 


120 


234 




376 




278 




243 




351 


953 


173 


143 


413 


112 


401 


744 




815 




378 




158 


401 


449 


322 


556 


354 


564 


394 


224 


400 


296 


253 


170 


437 




424 




243 




100 


543 


702 


994 


245 


49 


415 


58 



Circuits. 


Mar. 
1871. 


Walsingham 


. . 359 


Wisbeach . 


. . . 222 


Thetford . 


. . . 486 


Mildenhall . 


. . 318 


Ely . . . 


. . . 465 


1870—6,538 ) 
1871—6,540/ 


Inc. 2 


Oxford 


. 498 


High-Wycomb( 


3 . . 539 


Witney . . 


. . 511 


Banbury 


. . 731 


Kineton . . 


. . 273 


Newbury . 


. . 543 


Reading . . 


. . 282 


Hungerford 


. . . 403 


Marlborough 


. . 322 


Watlington 


. . 177 


Thame . . 


. . 171 


Brackley 


. . . 330 


Buckingham 


. .. 200 


Chipping'-Nortc 


m . . 261 


Stow-on-the-W 


old . 66 


Swindon . . 


. . 700 


Wantage 


. . 203 


Abingdon . 


. . . 133 



1870—6 
1871 



►—6,392)^ 
-6.343/^ 



t'C. 49 



Portsmouth . . . 1005 

Gosport. .... 127 

Farehara . . . . 116 

Salisbury .... 748 

Poole 746 

Wimbome . . . . 372 

Christchurch, &c. . 175 
Newport (Isle of Wight) 438 

Ryde 547 

. 547 

. 245 

. 282 

. 179 



Southampton 
Winchester . 
Andover 
Chichester . 

1870—5,562 
1871- 



0-5,562)^ 
1-5,527/^ 



ec. 35 



Guernsey (English). 
Guernsey (French) . 
Alderney (English) . 
Alderney (French) . 



545 

988 

47 

56 



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Mar. 

1870. 

596 

1839 



1055 
1508 
478 
630 
457 
362 
1010 
500 

304 
246 
325 
364 



1720 

2337 

1080 

1311 

1756 

1457 

1105 

255 

678 

401 

1139 

1366 

924 

128 

2050 

1391 

824 



735 
192 
483 
310 
453 
120 
44 
257 
425 



Circuiis. 

Jersey (English) 

Jersey (French) 

1870-4.079 J o^„, 



Mar. 

1871, 

584 

1742 



1871—3,962 

Devonport 
Plymouth . 
Launceston 
North Hill . 
Hols worthy 
Kilkhampton 
Liskeard 
Callington . 
Tavistock . 
Camelford . 
Kingsbridge 
Brixham, &c. 
Ashburton . 



1015 
1502 
465 
606 
473 
377 
1025 
478 
729 
307 
208 
283 
371 



lS?t?S }""■»»• 


Redruth . . 


. . 1687 


Camborne . . 


. . 2228 


Falmouth . . 


. . 1060 


Truro . . . 


. . 1315 


Gwennap . . 
St. Agnes . . 
St. Austell . . 


. . 1599 
. . 1360 
. . 1135 


St. Mawes . . 


. 265 


Bodmin . . . 


. . 681 


St. Columb . 


. 1 395 


Penzance . 


. . 1072 


St. Just . . . 


. 1389 


St. Ives. . . 


. . 774 


Scilly Islands . . 
Helston . . , 


. 110 
. 2058 


Hayle .... 
Marazion . . . 


. 1285 
. 716 


1870— 19,922) ^ 
1871—19,129/^ 


ec. 793 



Exeter . . 
Tiverton . . 
Taunton . . 
Bridgewater 
South-Petherton 
Budleigh-Salterton 
Axminster . . 
Bridport . . 
Barnstaple, 



798 
202 
488 
283 
457 
135 
46 
257 
376 



Mar. 

1870. 
102 
264 
795 
165 
207 
322 
454 
130 



1054 

632 

501 
648 
428 
265 
462 
194 
229 
260 
450 
190 
70 
608 
503 
330 
537 
379 

232 
305 
152 
234 
185 
192 
832 
262 
210 



601 

464 

1026 



Circuit*. 

Ilfracombe . 

South-Molton 

Bideford 

Dunster 

Williton . 

Okehampton 

Torquay 

Teignmouth 

1870—5,458 
1871- 



M:Ar. 

1871. 
108 
241 
775 
164 
207 
286 
433 
138 



D- 5,458 ) 
1—5,394 / 



Dec. 64 



B RisTOL (King-Street, 

&c.) 1112 

Bristol (Langton-St., 

&c.) 635 

Bristol (Clifton, &c.) . 483 

Kingswood .... 606 

Banwell 372 

Weston-super-Mare . 289 

Stroud 437 



Dursley . . . 
Stonehouse, &:c 




. 194 
. 199 


Winterbourne, &c. 


. 242 


Gloucester • . 


. 460 


Tewkesbury . . 
Malvern . • 


. 191 


Cheltenham . , 


. 597 


Newport . . 
Risca • . 


. 471 
. . 347 


Cardiff (Wesley, &c.). 538 
Cardiff (Loudoun-Square, 
&c.) . . e - . 3fi7 


Pontypridd 
Bridgend . . 
Monmouth . . 




. . 240 
. 310 
. 141 


Ross, &c. . 




. . 255 


Chepstow . 
Abergavenny 
Pontypool . 
Ledbury 
Hereford . . 




. . 177 
. . 186 
. . 836 
. . 256 
. . 229 


♦1870—10,344 ) , 
1871—10,170/^ 


Dec. 174 


• Malvern Circuil 
Members, has been tr 
Birmingham District. 


t, with 70 
ansferred to 


Bath . • • 


. . 601 


Bradford-on-Avon 


. 444 


Midsomer-Norl 


■on 


. 934 



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351 



Mar. 

1870. 
457 
114 
607 
191 
634 
139 
653 
275 
398 
447 
444 
644 
822 
267 



377 
135 
233 
322 
286 
403 
146 
80 
104 
168 
610 

619 

68 
71 



203 

188 

195 

49 

239 
160 
100 
80 
205 
244 
254 
166 
146 



CireuUi. 
Frome . . 

Warminster 
Melksham . 
Devizes . . 
Shepton-Mallet 
CasUe-Carey 
Sherborne 
Yeovil . 
Weymouth 
Portland 
Dorchester 
Shaftesbury 
Blandford . 
Glastonbury, &c. 

1870—7,683 
1871—7,483 

Swansea . 

Gower • . 

Neath • . 

Merthyr-Tydvil 

Tredegar 

Brynmawr 

Brecon 

Builth 
Carmarthen 
Llanelly . 
Haverford-West 

{Pembroke 
Tenby . 
Goginan, &c 
Aberystwyth 



Mar. 

1871. 
440 
128 
538 
176 
614 
131 
700 
301 
413 
411 
450 
592 
343 
267 



Dec. 200 



479 
135 
233 
336 
294 
405 
142 
84 
122 
182 
569 
466 
150 
49 
77 



0—3,622 ) 
1—3,723 / 



Inc. 101 



1870—3 
1871 

Merthyr-Tydvil 

(Welsh) .... 203 

Tredegar .... 203 

Aberdare .... 200 
TreherbertandFern- 

dale 52 

Ebbw-Vale, &c. . . 239 

Cardiff 149 



Cowbridge . 
Brecon • . 
Llandilo 
Carmarthen 
Swansea 
Lampeter . 
Aberayron . 



82 
79 
206 
249 
248 
173 
156 



Mar. 

1870. 
67 
482 
353 
545 
440 



247 
321 
266 
228 
337 
428 
349 
194 
374 
296 
870 
647 
500 
437 
230 
164 
330 
561 
469 
466 
390 
444 
573 
407 
423 
306 
116 



1087 
608 
590 

1130 

924 
992 



Circuits. 


Mar. 

1871. 


St. David's . . 


. . 65 


Aberystwyth . 


. . 496 


Ystumtuen . . 


. . 369 


Machynlleth . 


. . 529 


Llanidloes . . 


. . 441 


1870-^4,116) T^^ 
1871 4,139 r°^- 23 


Denbigh . . 


. . 243 


Rhyl. . . • 


. . 316 


Ruthin . . • 


. . 267 


Corwen .... 


. 229 


Llangollen . . 


. . 327 


Coedpoeth . . 


. . 401 


Llanrwst . . * 


. . 348 


Blaenau-Ffestinio^ 


r . 195 


Abergele . . 


. . 370 


Conway . . 


. . 308 


Liverpool (Welsh) 


. 853 


Holywell .. . 


. . 667 


Bagillt . . . 


. . 490 


Mold. . . . 


. 464 


Beaumaris . • , 


, 230 


Amlwch . . . 


. 164 


Holyhead . . . 


. 338 


Carnarvon . . 


. 569 


Bangor .... 


. 471 


Tregarth . . . 


. 493 


PiYllheli . . . 


. 391 


Barmouth . • . 


. 445 


Dolgelly . . . 


. 565 


Llanfyllin . . . 


. 383 


Llanrhaiadr • . 


. 430 


Llanfair . . . 


. 300 


Hanley ... 


. 143 


1870— 10,373) , 
1871—10,400/" 


ic. 27 


Birmingham (Chei 


rry- 


Street, &c.) . 


. 1088 


Birxoingham (Belm 


ont- 


Row, &c.) . . 


. 541 


Birmingham(Newt 


own- 


Row, &c.) . . 


. 548 


Birmingham (Wes 


ley. 


&c.) .... 


. 1076 


West-Bromwich . 


. 855 


Wednesbury (Spri 


ng- 


heacfj &c.) . 


. 915 


Digitized by V 


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352 



1871. 



Mar. 
1870. 
1263 

634 

678 

1146 
673 
756 
572 
273 
630 
317 
360 

194 
294 
429 
442 
412 
167 
670 
245 

761 

331 
385 
375 
222 
200 



1243 
199 
145 
302 
590 
220 
533 
477 
772 

1042 
953 

1007 
452 
616 



Circuits, 

Wednesbury (Wesley, 

&c.) 

Walsall (Wesley, &c.) 
Walsall (Centenary, 

&c.) 

Wolverhampton . . 
Bilston . 
Dudley . 



Tipton 

Oldbury 

Stourbridge 

Stourport 

Worcester 

•Malvern 

Bromsgrove 

Evesham 

Redditch 

Coventry 

Leamington 

Stratford-upon 

Hinckley . 

Shrewsbury 

{Madeley . 
Dawley . 
Wellington 
Ketley-BankandShiffnal362 



Ludlow 
Kington . 
Knighton 



Avon . 



Mar. 
1871. 

1203 
680 



706 
1169 
604 
737 
577 
284 
633 
303 
334 
72 
186 
298 
440 
405 
458 
172 
672 
226 
357 
425 
353 



365 
214 
192 



1870-17,659 J j,^^,,. 



1871—17,450 

Macclesfield 
Alderley-Edge, &c. 
Buxton . . . 
Whaley-Bridge 
Congleton . , 
Sandbach . . 
Nantwich . . 
Crewe . . , 
Northwich . . 
Burslem . . 
Tunstall . . 



Newcastle-under-Lyme 964 
Longton .... 500 
Stafford 513 



1195 
207 
170 
317 
625 
224 
641 
481 
820 

1079 
957 



• Malvern Circuit, widi 70 
Members, has been received 
from Bristol District. 



Mar. 

1870. 

1123 
355 
202 
166 



1348 

601 

905 

911 

136 
828 
169 
515 
313 
164 
44 
47 
41 
90 
295 
155 
453 
554 
829 
257 
884 
518 
436 
547 
927 
842 
445 
336 
190 
635 
320 
291 



^. . Mar. 

Circuits. 1871. 

Leek 1001 

Uttoxeter .... 358 

Cheadle 182 

Market-Dray ton . . 167, 

1870—10,297 
1871—10,301 



Inc. 4 



Liverpool (Brunswick, 



(Cranmer, 



(Wesley, 



1325 



&c.) 
Liverpool 

&c.) 

Liverpool (Pitt- Street, 

&c.) . 
Liverpool 

&c.) . 
Waterloo 
Birkenhead 
Seacombe 

Chester 527 

Tarporley .... 300 

Mold, &c 183 

Carnarvon, &c. 
Llandudno . . 
Rhyl . . . 
Holyhead . , 
Wrexham . . 
Oswestry . 
Whitchurch 
Warrington . . 
Runcorn . . 
Widnes . . 
St. Helen's . . 
Southport . . 
Ormskirk . 
Wigan . . , 
Preston (Lune-St.,&c.) 892 
Preston (Wesley, &<«.) 797 
412 



520 

860 

943 
137 
861 
167 



44 

31 

50 

92 

276 

161 

510 

560 

851 

290 

852 

515 

377 

495 



*Chorley . 
Blackpool ; 
Garstang 
Lancaster . 
Newtown . 
Welshpool . 

1870—14,926 
1871—14,735 



346 
189 
588 
293 
291 



Dec. 191 



• Withnell-Green Society, 
with 24 Members, has been 
transferred to Blackburn, 
Bolton District. 



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1871. 



353 



Mar. 
1870. 
1078 

1559 

1489 

983 

614 

962 

927 

561 

242 
630 
919 

819 

533 
530 
750 
346 
799 

461 
240 



1343 

1050 
633 
517 
919 

728 
210 

1204 
687 
963 

1118 



n- • Mar. 

Manchester (Old- 

ham-Street, &c.) . 1091 
Manchester (Frwell- 

Street, &c.). . .1611 
Manchester (Grosve- 

nor-Street, &o.) . 1471 
Manchester (Great 

Bridgewater-St.,&c.) 911 
Manchester (Oxford- 
Road, &c.) . . . 587 
Manchester (Radnor- 
Street, &c.) . . . 1010 
Manchester (Gravel- 
Lane, &c.) . . . 986 
Manchester (Cheet- 

ham Hill, &c.) . . 618 
Manchester (Welsh) . 251 
Altrincham . . • . 625 
Stockport (Tiviot- 

Dale, &c.) ... 933 
Stockport (Hill-Gate, 

&c.) . . , . , 782 
New-Mills .... 480 

Glossop 603 

Ashton-under-Lyne • 703 

Hyde 352 

Oldham (Manchester- 
Street) .... 828 
Oldham (Wesley) . . 454 
Saddleworth . • . 235 

1870-14,442). ^Q 
1871— 14,531/^"^-^^ 

Bolton (Bridge-Street, 

&c.) 1311 

Bolton (Wesley, &c.). 1080 
Bolton(Famworth,&c.) 684 
Bolton (Park-St.,&c.) 52 1 
Rochdale (Union-St., 

&c.) 957 

Rochdale(Wesley,&c.) 706 
Hey wood . . . . 212 

Burnley 1185 

Padiham . , . , 611 
Bury ..... 965 
•Blackburn. . . .1138 

• Withnell- Green Society, 
with 24 Members, has been 
received from Chorley Cir- 
cuit, Liverpool District. 



Mar. 

1870. 
772 
870 

1026 
774 
623 
395 
467 
484 



615 

973 
843 

1129 

750 
833 
374 
604 

1108 
261 

1179 

769 

1668 

1041 

2344 

1034 

882 

454 
202 
401 
233 
450 



1793 
1370 

359 



Circuits' 

Haslingden . 
Accringtun . 
Bacup . . 
Rawtenstall 
Colne . . 
Barrowford, &c. 
Clitheroe . 
Leigh . . 



Mar. 
1871. 
816 
835 
1012 
774 
623 
400 
406 
510 



1870—14,733 ) ,. ^^ 
1871— 14,696/ "®^-^' 

Halifax (South -Parade, 

&c.) . . . . • 648 
Halifax (Wesley, &c.) 1022 
Huddersfield (Queen- 
Street, &c.) . . . 865 
Huddersfield ( Buxton- 

Road, &c.) . . .1241 
Holmfi:rth .... 739 
Sowerby- Bridge . . 825 
Stainland .... 377 
Todmorden . . . 605 
Hebden-Bridge . . 1126 
Denby-Dale . . . 262 
Bradford (Kirkgate, 

&c.) 1186 

Bradford(Manningham, 

&c.) 764 

Bradford (Eastbrook, 

&c.) 1654 

Bradford(Great-Horton, 

&c.) ..... 1048 
Keighley .... 2295 

f Bingley 557 

( Cullingworth . . 480 

Shipley 892 

Charlestown ... 59 

Skipton 448 

Addingham . . . 204 
Cross Hills . , . 418 
Grassington . . . 210 
Settle 445 



18 
187 



70—18,213) 
71—18,370/ 



Inc. 157 



LEEDs(BrunswicTc,&c.) 1744 
Leeds (Oxford-Place, 

&c.) 1442 

Leeds (Headingley, 

&c.) 345 



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354 



1871. 



Mar. 

1870. 

1166 

1247 

1160 

1227 

1350 

512 

996 

436 

607 

287 

880 

822 

866 

449 

416 

3S5 

652 



992 

1777 

975 
347 

657 
96 
423 
753 
740 

1503 
764 

1125 
505 



1237 

1243 

393 
925 
1065 
400 
965 
722 



Circuits, 

Leeds (St. Peter's, &c 
Leeds (Wesley, &c.) 
Bramley . . . 
Wakefield . . . 
Birstal .... 
Morley .... 
Dewsbury . 
Ossett and Horbury 
Knares borough 
Harrogate . . . 
Otley .... 
Pateley-Bridge 
Pontefract . . . 
Castleford . . . 
Cleckheaton . . 
Yeadon .... 
Woodhouse Grove 



Mar. 

1871. 
,) 1104 
. 1244 
. 1173 
. 1243 
. 1541 
. 510 
. 1002 
. 462 
. 609 
. 315 
. 890 
. 765 
. 856 
. 457 
. 437 
. 388 
. 646 



1870-16.970 ) J 
1871— 17,173 r"*'-^^^ 

Sheffield (Carver- 
Street, &c.) ... 971 
Sheffield (Norfolk-St., 

&c.) 1811 

Sheffield (Ebenezer, &c.)975 
Sheffield (Thomcliffe, 

&c.) . ... 321 

Chesterfield . . . 712 

Bakewell .... 109 

Bradwell .... 405 

Rotherham . . . 772 

Wath-upon-Dearne . 697 

Doncaster .... 1487 

Bamsley .... 723 

Retford 1105 

Worksop . '. . . 460 

1870—10,657 ) 
1871—10,548 J 



Dec. 109 



N0TTlNGHAM(HalifaX- 

Place, &c.) . . 1244 
Nottingham (Wesley, 

&c.) 1224 

rikestone . . . . 417 

Mansfield .... 951 

Newark 1001 

Bingham . . . .456 

Leicester .... 990 

Mel ton- Mowbray . . 726 



Mar. 

1870. 
197 
306 
716 
583 
592 
444 

1284 
176 
408 
315 
973 
407 
391 



1891 

1100 

912 

1579 

1051 

644 

1401 

539 

812 

1290 

700 

621 

317 



2508 

1666 

738 
901 
907 
450 
363 
1025 
757 

903 
610 
480 
350 

777 



Cirtuits. 


Mar. 

1871. 


Oakham . 


. . . 196 


Stamford , 


. . . 321 


Grantham . 


. . . 737 


Peter!)orough 


. ... 565 


Loughborough 


. . . 501 


Castle-Doniugton . . 405 


Derby . . 


. . . 1303 


Ashbourne . 


. . . 176 


Belper . . 


. . . 418 


Ripley . . 


. . . 292 


Ashby-de-la-Zouch . 1000 


Burton -on -Trent . . 407 


Matlock- Bath 


. . . 384 


1870—13,742 


[ Inc. 32 


1871 — 13,774 


Lincoln 


. . . 2068 


Sleaford . . 


. . . 1078 


Markct-Rasen 


. . . 923 


Louth . 


. . . 1528 


Horncastle . 


. . . 972 


Bardney . 


. . . 592 


Alford . . 


. . 1455 


Coningsby . 


. . . 540 


Spilsby . . 


. . . 811 


Boston . . , 


. . 1261 


Wainfleet . . 


. . 720 


Spalding . 


. . . 610 


Bourne . . 


. . 276 


1870—12,857 
1871—12,834 


I Dec. 23 


Hull (Walthai 


m-St., 


&c.) . . 


. . 2649 


Hull (George- 


Yard, 


&c.) . . . 


. . 1644 


Beverley . 


. . 755 


Driffield . 


. . . 862 


Howden 


. . 855 


Patrington . 


. . . 456 


Hornsea 


. . 364 


Grimsby (Geor 


ge-St.) 1037 


Grimsby (Caist 


or and 


Laceby) . 


. . 760 


Gainsborough 


. . . 920 


Epworth . . 


. . 608 


Snaith . . . 


. . 473 


Goole . . . 


. . 339 


Brigg . . . 


. . 779 



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1871. 



355 



Mar. 

1870. 

1524 

937 



1781 
943 
801 
904 
980 
826 
340 

1159 
534 
374 
580 
678 
616 
496 
985 

1176 



815 
382 
500 
830 

1086 
705 
704 
002 
944 

1703 
719 
344 
298 
800 
938 



1001 

795 

1525 
739 



Circuits. 

Barton-on-H umber 
Bridlington . . 



Mar. 

1871. 

1527 

927 



1870—14,896 I , ^^ 
1871— 14.955 r"^-^^ 

York (New-St., &c.) 1857 

York (Wesley, &c.) . 960 

Tadcaster .... 785 

Pocklington . . . 868 

Malton 912 

Easingwold. . . . 812 

Helmsley .... 343 
Scarborough . . .1160 

Sherburn .... 545 

Filey 394 

Pickering .... 536 

Kirby-Moorside . . 686 

Thirsk 624 

Northallerton . . . 502 

Ripoii 975 

Selby 1197 



1870—13,123 ) 
1871—13,156] 

Whitby 
Dan by . . 
Stokesley . 
Guisborough 
Darlington . 
Stockton 
Middlesborough 
Hartlepool . . 
Barnard- Castle 
Bishop-Auckland 
Middleham . 
Hawes, &c . 
Richmond . 
Reeth . . 
Bedale . 



Inc. 33 



. 800 

. 405 

. 477 

. 992 

. 1108 

. 826 

. 694 

. 608 i 

. 938 

. 1677 

. 734 

. 358 

. 289 

. 778, 

. 896 

90 



Mar. 

1870. 
600 
425 
160 
864 

637 

380 

867 

1201 

1212 

829 

1203 

721 

563 

200 

35 



374 
295 
421 
183 
372 
548 
857 
301 
442 
650 
32 



879 

"600 

KOO 

561 



1870— 11,430) , 
1871— 11,620 j^"^* 

Newcastle-upon-Tyne I 
(Brunswick, &c.) . 1022 ! 

Newcastle-upon-Tyne | 

(Blenheim-St., &c.) 815 

Gateshead .... 1530 i 

North-Shields . . 567 1 

z2 



501 

80 

36 

88 

624 

257 



Circuits, 1871 

South-Shields ... 623 
Blyth ..... 430 

Morpeth 121 

Sunderland (Sans-Street, 

&c.) 843 

Sunderland (Fawcett- 

Street, &c.). . . 581 
Sunderland (Whitburn- 

Street, &c.) . . . 858 
Houghton-le-Spring . 799 
Durham . . . .1210 
Wolsingham . . .1217 
Hexham .... 900 
Shotley-Bridge . .1196 

Alston 67 J 

Allendale-Town . . 587 

Alnwick 181 

Berwick 34 



1870—13,957 
1871—13,690 



Dec. 267 



Carlisle . 
Brampton . 
Whitehaven. 
Workington 
Cockermouth, &c, 
Appleby, &c. 
Penrith . . 
Wigton, &c. 
Kendal . . 
Ulverstone . 
Dumfries . 



386 
270 
425 
183 
337 
550 
865 
300 
443 
660 
35 



0—4,475 ) 
1—4,454 / 



1870—4, 
187 



Dec. 21 



Douglas .... 825 

Castletown .... 700 

Ramsay 720 

Peel 539 



ro— 2,840 ) 
ri— 2,784/ 



1870—2,840 
1871 



Dec. 56 



Edinburgh . . . 472 

Leith 69 

Dunbar 35 

Greenock . . . • 88 
Glasgow (John-St., &c.)590 
Glasgow (St. Thomas's, 
&c.) 259 



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356 



1871. 



Mar. 
1870. 
309 

210 

96 
118 
351 

46 
161 
301 
252 

84 

64 



Mat. 
Circuits, 187J 

Glasgow (Cathcart-Road, 



&c.) 

Glasgow (Claremont 
Street, &c.) 

Dumbarton. 

Airdrie 

Wallacestone 

Stirling, &c. 

Ayr . . . 

Aberdeen . 

Dundee (Ward-Road) 

Dundee (Wellington- 
Road) . . . . 

Perth 



310 

220 

67 

83 

331 

37 

158 

279 

252 

84 
67 



Mar. 
1870. 

74 
188 

50 



459 
368 
579 
201 
225 



Circuits. 

Arbroath, &c. 
Banff . . 
Inverness . 



Mar. 
1871. 

74 
196 

46 



1870— 3,890 ) p. -o^ 
1871-3:707 I ^"^-^^^ 

Lerwick 446 

Dunrobsness . . . 346 

Walls 547 

Northmavin & Delting 184 

North Isles .... 226 



0—1.832 ) 
1—1,749/ 



1870—1 
187 



Dec 83 



Total Number of Members in Gr£At Britain this Year . 347,090 
Ditto last Year 348,471 



Decrease 1,381 

On Trial in Great Britain 18,126 



Number of Deaths, so far as reported 5,800 



IN IRELAND. 



Mar. 

1870. 

390 

35 
336 
123 

75 
170 
109 
135 

48 
192 
177 

157 

156 
80 



Circuits. 

Dublin (Stephen's- 
.Green) . . . 
Curragh Camp . 
Dublin (Abbey-Street) 
Dublin (Rathmines) 
Dublin (Cork-Street) 
Dublin (Blackhall-Pl.) 
Kingstown . . . 
Drogheda . . . 
Wicklow . . . 
Rathdrum • . 
Tullamore • . . 

{Maryborough . 
Abbeyleix . . 
Longford . 
Athlone . . . 



.870—2,183.) 
1871—2.186/ 

ATKRFORD 

>nmel . . 
"low . . 



Inc. 3 



Mar. 
1871. 


Mar. 

1870. 

193 


380 


109 


29 




326: 




125 1 




90 
1701 
109 


344 
45 


139 

50| 

192 1 

183' 


232 
180 
321 


96 1 




63, 




154 
80 1 

! 


97 
173 
134 


90 


142 


55 




190 





Circuits. 

Newtownbarry. 
Wexford . . 



1870—641 
1871—643 



Inc. 2 



Mar. 

1871. 
199 
109 



342 



Cork .... 
Queenstown and Pas- 
sage-West ... 46 

Bandon 220 

Clonakilty .... 180 

Skibbereen .... 321 



1870—1,122 
1871- 



0—1,122 ) 
1—1,109 J 



Dec. 13 



Limerick .... 92 
Adare and Rathkeale. 173 
Roscreaand Parsons- 
town 136 

Cloughjordan . . . 153 



1870—546 \ 
1871— 554 j 



Inc. 8 



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1871. 



357 



Mar. 

1870. 
377 
58 
132 
259 
866 



670 
603 
839 
422 
236 
308 

466 



145 
196 
67 
107 
349 
400 



325 
539 
294 
253 
350 
61 

71 

45 

195 

363 

236 
268 
348 
148 



[)— 3,544 ) 
1—3,590 J 



Inc. 46 



Mar. 
Cireuitt. ,871 

Slioo 385 

Castlebar .... 54 

Ballina and Killala . 125 

Drumshambo 8c Boyle 270 

Manorhamilton . . 817 

1870— 1,692 Ip, ., 

1871-i;65l}^«^-^^ 

Enniskillen 

Brookborough 

irvinestown 

Ballyshannon 

Clones . . 

Cootehill 

{Cavan. . 
Killeshandra, 
1870—3 
1871 

Londonderry 
Coleraine . . . 
Newtownlimavaddy 
Ballycastle . . . 
Castlederg . . . 
Omagh .... 

1870— 1.264) . 
1871—1,283/*"^ 

BELFAST(DonegalI-Sq.) 333 
Belfast (Frederick-St.) 540 
Belfast (Falls-Road) . 293 
Belfast (Agnes-Street) 253 
Belfast(University-Rd.) 356 
Belfast (Ligoniel and 
Springfield) . . . 
Belfast (Eliza-Street). 
Holywood .... 
Ballyclare .... 

( Donaghadee 

( Newtownards . . 
Carrickfergus . . . 
Magh era felt . . . 

Lisburn 348 

Dromore .... 150 



670 
583 
889 
432 
240 
316 
146 
314 



146 
174 
65 
108 
360 
430 



19 



151 
102 

43 
190 

97 
294 
261 
266 



1870—3,496 
1871—3,677 



Inc. 181 



Mar. 

1870. 
930 
230 

344 

342 
566 
226 
302 
66 
158 
162 



140 

87 

166 

20 

79 

18 

44 

126 

70 

52 

32 

10 

68 

46 

25 

141 

132 

380 

104 

165 

158 

116 

20 



Circuits. 
PORTAOOWN 

Newry . . 
( Dungannon 
( Stewartstown 

Armagh . 

Lurgan . , 

Moira • 

Tandragee 

Ban bridge 

Monaghan . 

Aughnacloy 



Mar. 

1871. 
881 
207 
256 

70 
342 
566 
229 
284 

70 
158 
173 



1870-3,826) J) 
1871—3,236/^®^- -^^ 



MISSION STATIONS. 

Lucan and Trim . • 146 

Bray »2 

Kilkenny . . . . 164 

Youghal .... 25 

Fermoy 61 

Kinsale 18 

Berehaven-Mines . • 47 

Tralee 118 

Ballinasloe .... 62 

Nenagh 54 

Kilrush 32 

Ennis 12 

Galway 68 

Oughterard & Clifden 45 

VVestport .... 26 

Strabane & Rathmelton 134 

Donegal 136 

Dunkineely . . . 346 

Innishowen . • . 107 

Downpatrick . . . 150 

Ballymena .... 15G 

Bally macanrett . . 116 

Coii.ber '2\ 

1870-2.149)^^^ ^« 
1871-2,076/^"®-^^ 



Total Number of Members in Ireland this Year 
Ditto last Year 



Increa 



20,005 
19,963 

42 



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358 



1871. 



The Numbers in Societj' at the Stations occupied by the Wesleyak 
Missionaries are as follows : — exclusive of those Missions which 
are related to the several Conferences in connexion with the 
British Conference ; the Numbers on which Missions are reported 
in the Minutes of those Conferences respectively. 



EUROPE. 



Mar. 
1870. 

48 
20 
40 



671 
496 
194 
265 
180 
4 
12 



82 
77 
23 
78 
37 



France — 
Paris ... 
Rheims . . , 
Boulogne . . 

Total, 50. 

Germany — 

Waiblingen . . 
Prevorst . 
Hall ... . 
Oberurbach . . 
Alfdorf . . . 
Blaubeiiren . . 
Adelsheim (Baden) 
Vienna .... 
Total, 1,850. 

Italy — 

Padua 

Parma 

Asola and Remedello 
Mezzano Inferiore. 
Cremona .... 



Mar. I 
1871. 

10 
20 
20 

I 

i 

666 ' 

517 

184i 

257 

204 

9 
11 

2 



I 

70 
85; 
22 1 
86! 
45 



Mar. 

IftTA 




10/ V. 

29 


Pavia and Scopana 


60 


Intra .... 


30 


Spezia . . . 


32 


Vicenza . . . 


23 


Vico-bellignano 


94 


Naples . . . 


36 


Salerno . . . 


32 


Cosenza . 


3 


Messina (Sicily) 




Total, 683. 



Mar. 

1871. 
45 
40 
40 
31 
46 

105 
25 
23 
20 



18' 

I 

271 



Spain and Pobtuoal- 
f Gibraltar . . . 

Barcelona , . . 

Oporto .... 

Total, 47. 

Total in Europe 
Last Year . . 

Increase 



18 

1 
28 



2,630 
2,611 



19 



ASIA. 



21 
111 

89 
124 

72 



The Singhalese, or South- 
Ceylon District. 

Colombo, South , . 37 

Colombo, North . . 161 

Kandy 9o 

Negombo 169 

Seedua 88 



80 
43 
45 
45 
164 
243 
56 



Minuangoda . . 


87 


Wellewatta . . . 


47 


Galkisse, . , . 


43 


Angulany . . . 


55 


Morotto . . , 


172 


Morotto-Mulla 


246 


Wattalpola . . . , 


61 


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61 
26 
32 
83 
3 
31 

27 



151 
15 

28 

34 

137 



359 



51 
10 
48 
32 
27 
17 
2 

16 
2 
8 



Mar. 
1871. 
72 
40 
37 
105 
3 
30 
3 
28 



Pantura. . . . 
Caltura ... 
Amblamgoda . . 

Galle 

Belligam. . . . 
Matura .... 
Pololypitiya . . 
Goddapitiya . 

Total, 1,574. 

The Tamil, or North Ceylon 
District. 

Jaffna (Petta) ... 149 

Jaffna (Wannarponne) 14 

Puttoor .... 9 

Point-Pedro. . . 27 

Cattavelly ... 9 

Trincomalee. . . 27 

{Batticaloa, (Pulean- 

teevo) .... 161 

Eraur 2 
Batticaloa (Karavaku) 4 
Total, 402. 

CONTINENTAL INDIA. 

The Madras District. 

Madras, South. . . 52 

Madras, North. . . 15 

Madras (English) . . 32 

St. Thomas's Mount . 28 

Negapatam .... 30 

Manaargoody ... 16 

Melnattam .... 2 

Trichinopoly ... 18 

Trivalore .... 2 

Caroor 7 

Total, 202. 



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1870. I 



35 

134 

46 

32 

7 

16 
22 



75 
61 



37 

13 

3 



4 

49 



Mar. 

1871. 

The Mysore District, 

Bangalore (Petta). • 40 
Bangalore (Cantonment) 150 
Mysore and Seringapatam 48 
Toomkoor .... 21 

Goobbee 12 

Coonghul .... 

Shemoga 29 

Ootacamund ... 20 
Total, 320. 

The Calcutta District. 

Calcutta 70 

Lucknow, .... 65 
Total, 135. 

CHINA. 

The Canton District. 

Canton, East ... 43 

Canton, West ... 13 

Fatshan 3 

Total, 59. 

T?ie Wuchang District. 

Wuchang .... 8 
Hankow .... 55 

Total, 63. 

Total in India, Cey- 
lon, and China . 2,755 
Last Year . . . 2,468 



Increase 



287 



AFRICA. 



SOUTHERN AFRICA. 



The Cape of Good Hope 
District. 
182* Cape-Town (English) 246 
174 1 Cape-Town (Dutch) . 157 



66 

76 

174 



Wynberg 
Klip-Fontein , 
Simon's-Town 
Stellenbosch 



. 60 
. 44 
. 64 
. 187 



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Mar. 

1870. 
222 
142 
206 



320 

262 

286 
230 

329 

607 
177 
111 
334 
268 

519 

362 

140 

1,025 



187 

43 

336 

636 

201 
384 
388 
544 
88 
122 
205 



Mar. 

1871. 

Somerset, West • . 216 

Robertson . . . . 137 

Rhamiesberg . . . 190 

Total, 1,301. 



The 



Graham' 8' Town 
District. 



Graham's-Town (Eng- 

lisb) 800 

Graham's-Town (Na- 
tive) 266 

Salem and Farmerfield 253 
Bathurst and Lower 

Albany . . . . 241 
Fort - Beaufort, Sey- 
mour, and Alice . 312 
Heald-Town ... 608 
Port-Elizabeth • . 228 
Uitenhage .... 139 
Cradock .... 301 
Somerset, East . . 207 
Graaff-Reinett . . . 60 
Peddie and Newtondale 602 
King William's Town. 370 
Mount-Coke . . . 200 
Annshaw .... 1078 
Total, 5,165. 

The Queen* S'Town District. 

Queen's-Town . . 190 
Dordrecht and Stromberg 37 

Kamastone .... 386 

{Lesseyton . . . 170 

Mount Arthur . . 511 

Wodehouse-Forests . 251 

Tsomo 356 

Butterworth . . . 415 

Clarkebury and Morley 511 

Buntingville ... 51 

Shawbury 124 

Osborn .... 240 

Total, 3,242. 



Mar. 
1870. 

134 

85 

283 

272 

256 

72 

31 

7 

4 



323 

6 

154 

110 

52 
34 
280 
143 
100 
106 
180 
82 

12 



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1871. 
The Bechuana District. 

Colesberg . . . . 117 

Burgher*8-Dorp . . 90 

Wittebergen . . . 296 

Aliwal 38 

Bensonvale . . . 246 

Thaba-'Nchu . : . 341 

Moshaneng ... 90 

Bloem-Fontein . . 24 

Fauresmith ... 21 
Smithfield. . . . 
Total, 1,263. 

The Natal District. 

D'Urban .... 323 
Coolie Mission • . 6 
Pietermaritzberg (Eng- 
lish) 190 

Pietermaritzberg (Na- 
tive) 115 

York 72 

Ijadismith ... 35 
Edendale .... 286 
Indaleni .... 185 
Emfundisweni . . 106 
Palmerton . . . 100 
Verulam and Umhlali 184 
Verulam (Coolie Mis- 
sion) .... 88 
Inanda 15 

Total, 1,705. 



Total in Southern 
-^Africa . . . 12,676 
Last Year . . 12,071 



Increase 



605 



WESTERN AFRICA. 



2,456 
653 
672 



The Sierra-Leone District. 

Free-Town . . .2,317 
Wellington ... 659 
Hastings .... 732 



337 
557 



York 351 

Wilberforce . , . 563 

Total, 4,622. 



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I The Gambia District, 

609 St. Mary's. ... 601 
106' McCarthy's Island . 104 
Total, 705. 

The^ Gold-Coast District. 



772 
394 
213 



Cape-Coast 
ADamabu . 
Donionasi 



198|Akrah . 
1 1 Kumasi 



816 
574 
225 
203 

1 



Mar. 

1870. 
600 
108 



Lagos . • 
Abbeokuta 



Mar. 

1871. 
671 
144 



Total, 2,634. 



Total in Western 

Africa . . . 7,961 
Last Year . . 7,676 



Increase 



285 



AMERICA. 



WEST INDIES. 



1,075 

1,061 

605 

561 
2,084 
3,195 

325 
97 

729 

1,568 



1,341 

1,202 

701 

795 

686 

1,419 



The Antigua District, 

Antigua, First . . 1,110 
Antigua, Second . . 989 
Dominica .... 633 
Montserrat . . . 567 

Nevis 2,073 

St. Kitt's . . . .3,307 1 
St. Eustatius . . . 307' 
St. Bartholomew . 90 
St. Martin's and 

Anguilla . . . 703 
Tortola .... 1.479 



Total in the An- 
tigua District 11,258 
Last Year . . 11,300 



Decrease 



42 



The St, Vincent's District. 



Kingstown . . 
George-Town. 
Chateaubellair . 
Grenada . . . 
Trinidad . . . 
Barbadoes (City). 



.1,453 
. 1,332 
. 734 
. 780 
. 675 
1,435 



369 
944 



Barbadoes (Speight's- 

Town) .... 314 
Tobago .... 953 



2,624 



488 
556 



498 

216 

30 



937 Barbadoes(61benezer) 1 , 1 32 1| 



Total in the St. Vin- 
cent's District . 8,808 
Last Year . . . 8,394 



Increase. 



414 



The British Guiana 
District. 

{Demerara (George- 
Town, First) .1,570 
Demerara (George- 
Town, Second). 759 
Demerara (Mahaica) 540 
Demerara (Golden- 
Grove) .... 288 
Goed-Fortuin . . 377 
Essequibo. . . . 447 
Berbice .... 209 
Coolie Mission . . 37 



Total in the British 

Guiana District 4,227 
Last Year , . . 4,412 



Decrease 



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2,624 

828 

637 

890 
709 

870 
509 
;i90 
560 
809 
711 
334 

651 

866 

386 
346 
606 
644 
504 
588 



684 

353 

23 



Mar. 
1871. 

The Jamaica District, 

Kingston . . . .2,820 
Montego - Bay and 

Lucea .... 827 
Spanish - Town aijd 

Linstcad . . . 780 

M Grant- Bay ... 894 
Watson ville and Guy's- 

Hill 801 

Grateful-Hill . . 5.*?5 

Falmouth .... 538 

St. Ann's-Bay . . 405 

Ocho-Rios' . . . 570 

Beechamville . . . 830 

Bath 703 

Port-Antonio. . . 337 

( Clarendon.. . . 351 

( Manchester . . 334 
Mount - Ward and 

Black-River . . 935 

Savannah-la-Mar . 400 

Brown's-Town . . 359 

Duncan's .... 750 

Yallahs .... 642 

Mount-Fletcher . . 514 

Manchioneal . . . 605 



Total in the Jamaica 



District 

Last Year . 

Increase 



14,930 
14,462 

. 4(;8 



The Honduras District. 

Belize 737 

Ruatan .... 354 
Corosal .... 24 



Mar. 
1870. 



942 
641 
480 
685 
297 
19 
468 
317 

18 



210 



Total in the Hon- 

duras District . 

Last Year . . . 

Increase . 



1871. 

Mar. 

1871. 

1,115 
1,060 

55 



The Bahama District. 

New-Providence . 954 

Eleuthera, First . . 688 

Eleuthera, Second . 467 
Harbour-Island . .691 

Abaco 295 

Andros-Island . . 19 

Turk's-Island . . 425 
Puerto-Plata and 

Samana . . . 324 

Biminies .... 35 

Total in the Ba- 
hama District . 3,898 
Last Year . . . 3,867 



Increase 



31 



The Hayti District. 
Port - au - Prince, 



etc. 



210 



Total in the Hayti 

District . . . 210 
Last Year . . . 210 

Total in the West 

Indies . . 44.446 
Last Year . . 43,705 



Increase 



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RECAPITULATION OF MEMBERS IN THE 
FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

Not. 

In France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Portugal 2,630 

In Continental India, Ceylon, and China 2,755 

In Africa (Southern, 12,676; Western, 7,961) 20,637 

In the West Indies 44,446 

Total number of Members under the care of the Missionaries 

this Year 70,468 

Last Year 68,531 

Increase 1,937 

On Trial for Membership 6,599 



GENERAL VIEW. 



I. BritiBh Conference : 

Great Britain 

Ireland, and Irish Missions 

Foreign MissionB 

II. French Conference 

II I . Auatralaaian Conference 

IV. Canada Conference 

v. Conference of Eastem-BritiBb 

America 

Totals 



S 



347,090 
20,005 
70,468 
2,049t 
59,384 
68,523 

15,021: 



582,540 



<§ 



18,126 

649 

6,599 

167 

8,990 

3,276 

1,266 



39,073 



1,251 
133 
258* 

31 
274 
418 

117 



2,482 



<§ 



191 

26 

70* 

4 

94 

106 

23 



514 



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CO i 



207 
23 

9» 

1 

19 
91 

22 



872 



OFFICIAL APPOINTMENTS. 

Q. IX. Who is appointed the President of the next 
Conference in Ireland, to commence in Dublin, on Wednes- 
day, June 19th, 1872.? 

A. Our President, the Rev. John H. James, D.D., whom 
we appoint as our Delegate ; and, in case of his unavoidable 
absence, one of the following Ministers: — The Rev. John 
Farrar, Ex-President ; the Rev. Robinson Scott, D.D., 

* Exclusive of Missionaries in Ireland. 

f These numbers are those of 1870; no Conference having been held in 1871. 

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nominated by the Irish Conference ; the Rev. Dr. Jobsok ; the 
Rev. S. Romilly Hall. 

N.B. 1. The Phesident shall preside at all Meetings of 
Connexional Committees appointed to be held preparatory to the 
Irish Conference; or, in case of his unavoidable absence, one of 
the Ministers appointed by the preceding Resolution, who shall 
be present, taken in the order of priority of names, shall preside 
at all such Meetings. 

2. The Rev. John Farrar, Ex-President, the Rev. E. 
E. Jenkins, M. A., and the Rev. Gervase Smith, M.A., are 
appointed to accompany the President to the Irish Conference. 

The following appointments are also made ; viz., — 

1. The President is appointed to visit Scotland in the month 
of October, for the purpose of promoting the Missionary cause, 
and also of attending the Financial District Meeting. The 
Rev. G. T. Perks, M.A., and the Rev. George C. Harvard 
are appointed to accompany the President to Scotland. 

2. The President is appointed to attend the Annual Meeting 
of the South Wales District Committee, to be held at Cardiff, in 
the spring of 1872. The Rev. John W. Greeves is appointed 
to accompany the President. 

3. The Rev. Dr. Osborn and the Rev. Charles Prest are 
appointed to attend the Annual Meeting of the North Wales 
District Committee, to be held at Uanfyllin, in the spring of 
1872. 

4. The Ex-President is appointed to attend the next Annual 
Meeting of the Isle of Man District Committee, with power to 
appoint a substitute in the event of his inability to attend. 

5. The Rev. William Arthur, M.A., and the Rev. George 
T. Perks, M.A., are appointed our Representatives to the 
General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the 
United States, to be held in Brooklyn, in May, 1872. 

N.B. Should the state of Mr. Arthur's health at the time 
prevent his undertaking the duties of the deputation, the Presi- 
dent is authorised, after due consultation, to appoint a Minister 
in his place. 

6. The Rev. William M. Punshon, M.A., is appointed the 
President of the next Canada Conference, to be held at Montreal, 
on the first Wednesday in June, 1872 ; and the Rev. John 
Borland, Co-Delegate. 

7. The Rev. James Hocart is appointed the President of 
the next French Conference, to be held at N!mes, in May, 
1872. 

8. The Rev. Benjamin Chapman is appointed the President 
of the next Australasian Conference, to be held at Melbourne, 
January 18th, I872. 

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of the next Conference of Eastern-Britisb America, to be held at 
Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Thursday, June 27th, 1872 ; and the 
Rev. C. Stewart, D.D., Co-Delegate. 

COMMITTEE OF PRIVILEGES. 

Q. X. Who are the Committee for Guarding our Privi- 
leges during the ensuing year ? 

A. The President and the Secretary of the Conference; 
the Superintendent Ministers appointed to the London Circuits; 
all the Ministers now living who have filled the office of 
President of the Conference ; the Book-Steward ; the 
Editors; the Missionary Secretaries; the Governor, and Theo- 
logical and Classical Tutors, of the Richmond Branch of the 
Theological Institution ; the Principals of the two branches of 
the Normal Training Institution ; the Secretary of the Edu- 
cation Committee; the Secretary of the Metropolitan Chapel 
Building Fund; the Rev. Messrs. Robinson Scott, D.D., 
Wallace M'Mullen, and William Gorman, Representatives 
of the Irish Conference ; — together with the following Gentle- 
men: — 



Mr. T. Percival Bunting, Dorking^ 

Mr. John Chubb, London, 

Mr. Henry H. Fowler, Wolverhamp- 

ion, 
Mr. Walter Griffith, London, 
Sir Francis Lycett, dkio, 
Mr. William M'Arthur. M.P., diUo, 
Mr. William W. Pocock, dUto^ 
Mr. Richard Marsden Reece, dUlo, 
Mr. Greaves Walker, ditto, 
Mr. Henry J. Atkinson, HuU, 
Mr. William Dyson, York, 
Mr. John Fern ley, Southport, 



Mr. John Hartley, Wolverhampton, 
Mr. James Heald, Stockport, 
Mr. Samuel R. Healey, Liverpool, 
Mr. Francis Heeley, Birmingham, 
Mr. J. Robinson Kay, Bury^ 
Mr. William Mewburn, Banbury, 
Dr. Humphry Sand with, Beaconsfield, 

Berks, 
Mr. W. Bickford Smith, Camborne, 
Mr. George Smith, Leeds, 
Mr. Samuel H. Smith, Sheffield, 
Mr. Thomas Walker, Cheltenham, 
Dr. Peter Wood, Southport. 



The thanks of the Conference are presented to the Hev. 
George T. Perks, M.A., and the Rev. Samuel Coley, the 
Secretaries of this Committee, for their able and valuable services, 
and they are re-appointed. 

COMMITTEE OF EXIGENCY. 

Q. XI. Who are the Members of the Committee whose duty 
it is to consider all cases of exigency arising in any department 
of our affairs or otherwise, requiring prompt communication with 
the Government or with Parliament on subjects affecting our 
public interests ? 

A. The President and the Secretary of the Conference, 
the Ex-President, the General Secretaries of our Missions, the 
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of the Education Committee, the Secretaries of the Chapel 
Committee, and the 



Rev. Benjamin Frankland, 

Thomas Jackson, 

Dr. Jobson, 

—' John Lomas, 
— • Dr. Osborii, 
— - — Charles Prest, 

William Shaw (a), 

William W. Stamp, 

Dr. Waddy, 

■ Theophilus Woolmer ; 



Mr. J. S. Budgett, 
Mr. T. P. Bunting, 
Mr. John Chubb, 
Mr. Henry H. Fowler, 
Mr. James Heald, 
Mr. J. Robinson Kay, 
Mr. W. M'Arthur, M.P., 
Mr. W. W. Pocock, 
Mr. S. D. Waddy, 
Mr. Greaves Walker. 



The Rev. George T. Perks, M.A., and the Rev, Samuel 
CoLEY are re-appointed the Secretaries of this Committee, with 
the thanks of the Conference for their past services. 

MISSIONS. 

Q. XII. What are the Resolutions of the Conference on the 
subject of Missions ? 

A. I. The Conference cordially adopts the Resolutions of the 
Missionary Committee of Review, held at Manchester, July 
25th, I87I ; and directs that they be printed in the Minutes. 
(See Appendix, No, I, at the end of the Minutes of I87I.) 

2. James Heald, Esq., and the Rev. Dr. Jobson are 
requested to continue in office as General Treasurers of the 
Wesleyan- Methodist Missionary Society. The Rev. Dr. Hoole 
is re-appointed Deputy-Treasurer. 

3. The following persons are appointed the General Committee 
of Management for the ensuing year : — viz., the President and 
the Secretary of the Conference; the Ex-President; the 
General Treasurers ; the General Secretaries ; the 
Honorary Secretary ; the Treasurer of the London District 
Auxiliary Society ; Sixteen of the Ministers stationed in London, 
namely, — 



Rev. Benjamin Frankland, 

John Hall, 

Charles Haydon, 

-^— Thomas Jackson, 

Thomas James, 

W. F. Moulton, 

Thomas Nightingale, 

Dr. Osborn, 



Rev. Charles Prest, 

Dr. Rigg, 

Daniel Sanderson, 

William Shaw (a), 

Gervase Smith, 

William H. Taylor, 

John Walton, 

T. Woolmer ; — 



The twenty following Gentlemen of London^ namely, — 



Dr. Brown, 
Mr. W. T. Eastman, 
Mr. T. F. Hall, 
Mr. R. Harwin, 
Mr. S. B. Hodge, 



Mr. F. Ingoldby, 
Mr. G. M. Kiell, 
Mr. Thomas Knight, 
Mr. George Lidgett, 
Sir Francis Lycett, 



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Mr. A. M<Arthur, 
Mr. W. Pearce. 
Mr. Mark G. Pearse, 
Mr. VV, W. Pocock, 
Mr. Thomas Sercombe, 



Mr. T. B. Smithies, 
Mr. John Vanner, 
Mr. S. D. Waddy, 
Mr. Greaves Walker, 
Mr. W. T. Whelpton ;- 



And, for the Country^- 



Rev. Will son Brail sford, Keighley^ 

E. E. Jenkins, Southport, 

John Lomas, Headinffley, 

M. r. Male, Bath, 

W. B. Pope, Didabury, 

Dr. George Scott, Bury, 

W. W. Stamp, Liverpool^ 

W. Williams (a), Manchester ; 



Mr. W. S. Allen, M.P., Cheadle, 
Mr. H. J. Atkinson, Hull, 
Mr. W. H. Budgelt, Bristol, 
Mr. T. P. Bunting, Dorking, 
Mr. Johtj Fernley, SoMport, 
Mr. Isaac Ilolden, Keighley, 
Mr. George Knowles, Bolton, 
Mr. Gforgc Marsden, Manchester. 



Messrs. Walter Griffith, Frederick Ingoldby, Dr. 
Brown, and W. R. James are requested to act as a Medical 
Sub-Committee. 

4. The following Ministers and other Friends are particularly 
invited to attend a Special Meeting of the General Missionary 
Committee, which will be held in London, at Nine oVlock in 
the forenoon of Tuesday, July 30th, 1872, viz., the Ministers 
of the Two London Districts, the District Treasurers, and — 

Rev. Richard Bell, 

Robert Bond, 

Peter Budd, 

James Clapham, 

W. H. Cornforth, 

William Davison, 

J^mes Grose, 

S. Uomilly Hall, 

Pascho Hoskins, 

WiilJHin Jessop, 

Joseph Lawton, 

Thomas Llewellyn, 

Jacob Morton, 

John Rattenbury, 

John Tindall, 

John Vanes ; — 

Mr. Eli A tk in, Manchester, 
Mr. John Cooper, ditto, 
Mr. Adam Dugdale, Burnley, 
Mr. James Duncan, RedhUl, 



Mr. Henry H. Fowler, Wolver- 
hampton, 
Mr. Richard Haworth, Manchester^ 
Mr. David Hill, York, 
Mr. Isaac Hoi den, Br dd ford, 
Mr. John Horsfall, Manchester, 
Mr. Isaac Hoyle, Sale, 
Mr. Isaac Jenks, Wolverhampton, 
Mr. Thomas F. C. May, Bristol, 
Mr. Henry Mitchell, Bradford, 
Mr. J. Napier, Manchester, 
Mr. Oliver, Bollington, 
Mr. Alfred Rush ton, Chatteris, 
Mr. VV. Bickford Smith, Camborne, 
Mr. George Smith, Leeds, 
Mr. J. F. Stead, South port, 
Mr. J. S. Sutcliffe, Baatp, 
Mr. J. F. Taylor, York, 
Mr. Whitehead, Guernsey, 
Mr. James Wood, Stockport ; — 



with those Gentlemen who may be chosen by the lay members of 
the District Committees at the May District Meetings in Great 
Britain, to attend the Annual Meeting of the Home-Mission and 
Contingent Fund Committee, preparatory to the next Conference. 
N.B. The Missionary Committee is empowered to invite to 
this Meeting such persons, being Treasurers and Secretaries of 
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leading friends of the Wesleyan-M ethodist Missions, as are dis- 
posed to take an active part in the support and extension of the 
Missionary Society. 

5. The Conference directs that, in addition to the inquiries 
already required to be made, year by year, in the Financial Dis- 
trict Meeting, in reference to the expense of holding Missionary 
Meetings, there shall be laid before the Annual District Meeting 
a report of the total amount trollected for the Missionary Society, 
and inquiry shall be made into the efficient working and produc- 
tiveness of every Circuit organization, at the time when the 
amount raised for the other Connexional Funds shall be inquired 
intOv 

MISSIONARY DEPUTATIONS, I87I-72. 



DISTUICTS. 

3 Bedford and 1 ^ 
Northampton^ 3 



Walker. 



4 Kent, 

5 Norwich and 

Lynn, 

6 Oxford, 

7 Portsmouth, 

8 Channel 

Islands, 

9 Devonport, 

10 Cornwall, 

(West,) 

Cornwall, 

(East,) 

11 Exeter, 

12 Bristol, 

13 Bath, 

14 Swansea, 



George Bowden. 

> George Scott (b). 

Richard Green. 

Thomas M. Albrighton. 

The Secretary of the Conference, William 

Wilson (d). 
The Secretary, Matthew T. Male. 

> Henry PoUinger, Charles Garrett. 

X Josiah Pearson, John Baker, M.A. 

John Bedford, Thomas Adams. 
John Walton, Joseph Bush. 

Arminius Burgess. 

Francis J. Sharr, William Gorman. 

17 Birmingham <Jr) James Calvert, George T. Perks, M.A., 

Shrewsbury, j Frederick W. Macdonald. 

18 Macclesfield, Thomas M*Cullagh. 
C The Secretary, Frederick E. Toyne, Robert 
^ G. Jones. 

j The President, Dr. Rigg, Wallace 
( M'Mullen. 

( Ebenezer E. Jenkins, M.A., W. Fletcher 
t Slater. 

f The President, William O. Simpson, T. 
( Bowman Stephenson, B.A. 

Samuel Coley, William J. Tweddle. 



19 Liverpool, 

20 Manchester, 

21 Bolton, 

23 Leeds, 

24 Sheffield, 



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nisTRirrs. 

26 Lincoln^ 

27 Hull, 

28 York, 

29 Whitby and 

Darlington^ 

30 Newcastle, 
S\ Carlisle, 

32 Isle of Man, 

33 Scotland, 



GeorgeT.Morrison,RobertStephenson,B.A. 
f Marmaduke C. Osborn, Francis W. 
( G reeves. 

Thomas Llewellyn, John S. Banks. 

?■ John Eglinton. 

Richard Roberts, William Crook, D.D. 
Thomas Pearson. 
William Tyson. 
r The President, George C. Harvard, George 
"I T. Perks, M.A. 
Ireland, (North,) Featherstone Kellett, David J. Waller. 

(South ^ f John Rattenbury, Gervase Smith, M.A. 

(West) j- Joseph tiargreaves, Robert S. Coe. 

Ireland, (Central,) George Mather. 



SCHOOLS. 

Q. XIIL What are the Resolutions of the Conference respect- 
ing the affairs of our Schools ? 

A. 1. The Conference adopts the Resolutions passed at the 
Meeting of the General Committee, held July 21st, ISJl, and 
directs that they be printed in the Minutes. (See Appendix, 
No. IL, I87I.) 

2. John Meek, Esq., and the Rev. Benjamin B. Waddy 
are re-appointed the General Treasurers ; and the Rev. 
Frederick Payne (Bryn-yr-Haul, Mold, Flintshire) and the 
Rev. John Harvard are re-appointed the General Secretaries. 

3. The following persons art appointed as the General 
Committee for the ensuing year: — The President and the 
Secretary of the Conference, the Ex-President, the General 
Treasurers and Secretaries of the Schools'* Fund ; — 



Rev. William Arthur, 

John Bedford, 

Willson Brailsford, 

Samuel R. Hall, 

' Charles Haydon, 

Dr. Jobson, 

John Lomas, 

Dr. Osborn, 

George T. Perk«, 

Charles Prest, 

John Rattenbury, 

George S. Rowe, 

Dr. George Scott, 



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Rev. William Shaw (a), 

William W. Stamp, 

Thomas Vasey, 

Dr. Waddy, 

Henry W. Williams; 

Mr, Thomas Barker, Stockport, 
Mr. Brierley, Manckeiter, 
Mr. James Budgett, London, 
Mr. T. P. Bunting, Dorking, 
Mr. John Chubb, London, 
Mr. John Cooper, Manchester, 
Mr. Thomas Davis, West Bromtvich, 
Mr, John Fernley, Southport, 



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Mr. H. H. Fowler, WolverhampUrti, 
Mr. James Heald, Stockport^ 
Mr. S. R. Healey, Liverpool, 
Mr. J. Robinson Kay, Bury, 
Mr. William Mewburn, Banbury, 



Mr. Joshua Mots, Sheffield, 
Mr. J. F. Stead, Southport, 
Mr. Luke Thompson, York, 
Mr. John Vanner, Banbury, 
Mr. S. D. Waddy, London ; — 



together with all the members of the Local Committees who may 
be able to attend the next Conference ; and those gentlemen who 
may be chosen by the lay members of the District Committees, 
at the May District Meetings in Great Britain, to attend the 
Annual Meeting of the Home-Mission and Contingent Fund 
Committee, preparatory to the Conference. 

N.B. The Schools'* Committee is empowered to invite to the 
Committee of Review any friends who may be specially interested 
in the affairs of our Schools. 

4. The following are the Local Committees for the ensuing 
year : — 

New Eikgswood School, — 

Rev. James Clapham, Chairman, 
Rev. William H. Sar- ^ ^^^ 

Mf.'3ame. Wilson, {treasurers, 
Rev. Frederick E. foyne, LoeeU 
Secretary, 

John Allin, 

William S. Bestall, 

James Cheeswright, 

Matthew Gallienne, 

John Keighley, 

Matthew T. Male, 

Thomas Osborn, 

George Parsonson, 

' Richard Ray, 

Richard Smetham, 

Francis Teal, 

Charles Tucker, 

Dr. Waddy, 

WooDHousE Grove School,- 

Rev. John Farrar, Chairman, 
Rev. H. H. Chettle, ) Local 
Mr. H.W.Blackburn, ^ Treasurers, 
Rev. John H. Lord, Local Secretary, 

Willson Brailsford, 

Sampson Cocks, 

Robert Cooke, 

George Curnock, 

Thomas B. Goodwin, 

John Gostick, 

Frederick Griffiths, 

George C. Harvard, 

Stephen P. Harvard, 

Benjamin Hellier, 

Elijah Jacki^on, 



Rev. Charles Willis; 

Mr. Batchelor, Bath, 

Mr. W. H. Budgett, Bristol, 

Mr. Carpenter, Trowbridge, 

Mr. Collins, ditto, 

Mr. T. Cox, Bath, 

Mr. E. Dyer, Trowbridge, 

Mr. S. Evans, Bath, 

Mr. Gibson, Bristol, 

Mr. John W. Gould, Rndstock, 

Mr. Alfred Hall, Bristol, 

Mr. John W. Hall, jun., ditto, 

Mr. W. Hunt, diUo, 

Mr. N. Lorn as, ^tto, 

Mr. Maggs, Melksham, 

Mr. J. H. Mason, Newbury, 

Mr. Thomas F. C. May, Bristol, 

Mr. Thomas Pethick, ditto. 



Rev. Martin Jubb, 

John Lomas, 

James Loutit, 

George Rowe, 

Thomas Thompson, 

George Walker, 

Samuel Walker, 

James R. Webb, 

George E. Young ; 

Mr. John Blackburn, Horsforth, 
Mr. George Brooke, Huddsrsfield, 
Mr. John £. Burrows, Leeds, 
Mr. Thomas Dewhir8t,jun., Bradford, 
Mr. H. Edmunds, /Ta/i/ax, 
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Mr. Edward Holden, Charlestawn, 
Mr. Isaac Holden, Oakworihy 
Mr. William Mewburn, Banbury, 
Mr. H. Mitchell, Bradford, 
Mr. John Nuasey, Birslal, 
Mr. J. Oddy, Birkenshaw, 
Mr. George Patcliett, HaUfax, 
Mr. W. Peel, Ackworth, 



Mr. Ramsden, Great- fforlon, 
Mr. Rawsthorn, Dewtbury, 
Mr. Israel Roberts, Stanningley, 
Mr. George Smith, Leeds, 
Mr. W. Farrar Smith, ditto, 
Mr. Joseph Thackray, Headmyley, 
Mr, John Thompson, Bradford, 
Mr. B. R. Vickers, Leeds. 



Clapton Schools foe Girls, — 



Rev. John H. James, D.D., Chairman, 
Rev. J. W. Greeves, ) Local 
Mr. C. J. Thomas, ) Treasurers, 
Rev. J. y. B. Shrewsbury, Local 
Secretary, 

George O. Bate, 

Dr. Jobson, 

George T. Perks, 

Charles Prest, 



Rev. Theophilus Woolmer ; 

Mr. John Chubb, 

Mr. John B. Ingle, 

Mr. William M'Arthur, M.P., 

Mr. W. W. Pocock, 

Mr. John Radmall, 

Mr. James Vanner, 

Mr. S. D. Waddy. 



5. The following persons are appointed a Committee for fur- 
nishing the School now in process of -erection at Southport, by the 
liberality of Mr. Fernley, and for making all necessary prelimi- 
nary arrangements : — The Rev. Messrs. John Farrar, W. W. 
Stamp, E. E. Jenkins, T. Akroyd, W. T. Radcliffe, Joseph 
Hargreaves, Joseph Heaton, George Scott, D.D., Henry 
Hastling; with Messrs. Fernley, James Barlow, John Cooper, 
Richard Howarth, E, Heeley, J. R. Kay, George Enowlcs, 
Joseph Leather, Henry Mathwin, John Napier, J. F. Stead, 
T. W. Stead, J. S. Sutcliffe, Dr. Wood, and James Wood. 
The Rev. Thomas Akroyd is to act as Secretary. 

6. The Conference adopts the following rules in relation to the 
Schools : — 

(1.) Considering that the age at which the boys have been 
accustomed to leave school is the most important and valuable for 
the purposes of education, it is agreed that none shall henceforth 
be admitted into the Schools under nine years of age, and that 
they may remain the usual term of six years. Should parents 
prefer it, their sons may be admitted at ten years, and remain 
until sixteen years of age. 

(2.) In any case where the Educational Allowance has been 
received by the parent, the claim upon the Schools' Fund shall 
be understood to have been met and satisfied for that year. 

(.3.) In all cases of an additional year being granted, on pay- 
ment, to boys who have not been at school six years, the sum of 
£25 shall be paid, which sum shall be inclusive of the £6. 6«. 
from the Children'^s Fund ; but in all cases of request for a year 
additional to the six years, the Committee shall be satisfied that 
the character and diligence of the applicants are such as to render 
their return to the school advantageous to the other boys, and in 
such cases the payment shall be £30 inclusive of the £6. ^s, 

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(4.) In iuture, the Competition for Scholarships shall be 
restricted to those boys who have been not more than six years at 
one of the schools. 

(5.) For the convenience of the officers of the Fund, the 
payment for education to both boys and girls shall commence at 
nine years instead of eight years, and be continued until fifteen 
years ; the ninth year to be reckoned from the Christmas before 
payment. 

7. Application for the admission of daughters to the Schools 
now established for them, must be made% as in the case of boys, 
through the District Meetings ; and the allowances for those 
who are admitted shall not be claimed by the parents as hereto- 
fore from the Schools' and Children's Fund, 

8. The following resolutions were adopted by the Confer- 
ence : — 

(1.) That a special effort be made to obtain new Subscriptions 
to the Schools' Fund, towards the increased expenditure caused 
by the establishment of Schools for Ministers' daughters. 

(2.) That the cost of furnishing the new School at Southport 
shall be met by Subscriptions specially obtained for that purpose, 
or by any means that shall prevent such cost from falling on the 
Schools' Fund. 

(3.) That the regulation adopted by the Conference in 1860, 
providing that " the General Committee of the Schools^ Fund, 
at their Annual Meeting in July, shall consider the prospective 
expenditure of the year, with a view to fix a sum which shall not, 
under ordinary circumstances, be exceeded ; and that each Local 
Committee shall be requested to furnish an estimate for that 
purpose," be rigidly enforced. 

9. The Conference refers to the consideration of the next 
Annual Meetings of the several District Committees the proposal, 
that the balance of expenditure over income in the accounts of 
the newly-established Schools for Ministers' daughters, should be 
paid, as in the case of the New Kingswood and Woodhouse 
Grove Schools, out of the Children's Fund. 

10. The Conference refers the question brought before it in 
one of the Resolutions of the General Committee, relative to 
improvements in the management and education of the New 
Kingswood and Woodhouse Grove Schools, to a Committee to be 
appointed by the President, during the year, to consider what 
steps can be taken by the Conference, to avail itself of the altered 
circumstances in University towns. 

BOOK AFFAIRS. 

Q. XIV. What are the Resolutions of the Conference in 
ence to the affairs of the Book-Room ? 
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President and the Secretary of the Conference^ the Ex- 
Presidents, the Editors, the Secretary of the Book-Committee, 
the Missionary Secretaries, the Principals of the two branches of 
the Normal Training Institution, the Governor and the Tutors of 
the Richmond Branch of the Theological Institution, the Secretary 
for Home Missions, the Secretary of the Metropolitan Chapel 
Building Committee, the Superintendents of the London Circuits, 
and six additional members chosen from Ministers in London ; 
namely, the Rev. Messrs. George O. Bate, Joseph Bush, Frederic 
Greeves, Alexander M'Aulay, Luke Tyerman, and Robert N. 
Young. 

The Rev. Theophilus WoolmerIs re-appointed the Secretary 
of this Committee for the ensuing year. Letters should be 
addressed to him at Lady Margaret- Road^ Kentish" Tawn^ 
London^ N, W, 

2. The Methodist Tract-Committee shall consist of Ministers 
to be appointed by the London Book-Committee. — The Rev. 
Frederic Greeves is re-appointed the Secretary. Communi- 
cations for this department should be addressed to him, 
56, Queen^s-Roady Peckhamy London^ S.E. 

3. The General Book-Committee, which is appointed to meet 
at the next Conference, shall consist of the President, the 
Secretary, the Ex-Presidents, and all the members of the London 
Book-Committee who shall be duly authorised to attend the 
Conference, with the 



Rev. John H. Beech, 

William Cattle, 

Henry H. Chettlc, 

James Clapham, 

3amuel Coley, 

William Davison, 

John D. Geden, 

Thomas B. Goodwin, 

Joseph Hargreaves, 

David Hay, 

Henry Hay man, 

Benjamin Hellier, 

Henry W. Holland, 

Peter C. Horton, 

William Jackson (a), 

Ebenezer E. Jenkins, 



Rev. William Jessop, 

Frederick W. Macdonald, 

James A. Macdonald, 

Joshua Mason, 

Jacob Morton, 

James Nance, 

William B. Pope, 

William T. Radcliffe, 

Marshall Randies, 

George S. Rowe, 

Dr. George Scott, 

John W. Thomas, 

Frederick E. Toyne, 

Thomas Vasev, 

Henry W. Williams, 

Joseph Willis. 



4. The thanks of the Conference are presented to the Rev. 
Dr. Jobson, for his faithful, diligent, and efficient management 
of the affairs of the Book-Room during the past year. 

5. The thanks of the Conference are presented to the Rev. 
Benjamin Frankland, B.A., and the Rev. BenjaminGeegorv, 
for the faithful and able manner in which they have performed 
their editorial duties during the past year. 

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Theophilus Woolmer, the Secretary of the London Book- 
Committee, and to the Rev. Frederic Greeyes, the Secretary 
of the Methodist Tract-Committee, for their valuable services in 
their respective offices. 

7. The thanks of the Conference are presented to the Rev. 
Dr. Osborn for the valuable services which he has rendered to 
the Connexion as the Editor of the Poetical Works of John and 
Charles Wesley. 

CHAPEL AFFAIRS. 

.Q. XV. What are the Resolutions of the Conference with 
regard to Chapel Affairs ? 

A. 1. The Conference cordially adopts the Resolutions of the 
Committee of Review, held in Manchester, on Monday, July 
24th, I87I ; and directs that those Resolutions, and an Abstract 
of the Report then read, be printed in the Minutes. (See 
Appendix, No. III., I87I.) 

2. The Conference authorises the President, during the year, 
to affix his signature to any consent to the sale of Trust Property 
which may be certified to him as approved by the Chapel 
Committee. 

3. The Conference adopts the " Form of Appointment of new 
Trustees under the provisions of the Model Deed for Wesleyan- 
Methodist Chapels and Conveyance of Trust Property to 
continuing and new Trustees'** prepared under the direction of 
the Chapel Committee, The Conference directs that the said 
Form be printed and circulated by the C'hapel Committee ; also, 
that when a new edition of the Chapel Model Deed, and the P'orm 
of Conveyance upon it, shall become necessary, the Chapel 
Committee shall undertake its issue. 

4. John Ferkley, Esq., of Southport, and Samuel R. 
Healey, Esq., of Liverpool, are re-appointed the Treasurers of 
the General Chapel-Fund. 

5. The Rev. John Bedford and the Rev. William Edwabds 
are re-appointed the General Secretaries of the Chapel Committee. 

6. The Committee for the next year shall consist of the 
President and the Secretary of the Conference ; the Ex-President ; 
the Treasurers of the Chapel-Fund ; the Secretaries of the 
Chapel Committee, and the undermentioned Ministers and 
Gentlemen : — 



Rev. John H. Beech, 

John W. Close, 

— '— George Follows, 

Joseph Hargreaves, 

Henry Hastling, 

Joseph Heaton, 

WiUiam Hurt, 



Rev. William Jackson (a), 

William Jessop, 

Featherstone Kellett, 

— ^ John Martin (a), 
— George B. Mellor, 

Dr. Osborn, 

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Rev. William B. Pope, 

Charles Povah, 

William T. Radcliffe, 

John Rattenbury, 

Dr. George Scott, 

James Smeeth, 

William W. Stamp, 

Edward Walker, 

David J. Waller, 

Samuel Wilkinson, 

William Williams (a); 

Mr. John Berrie, Matichester, 

Mr. Henry Bowman, ditlo, 

Mr. Thomas Brings, ditto, 

Mr. T. Percival Bunting, Dorking, 

Mr. W. W. Cannon, Bolton, 

Mr. Henry CartwH^ht, Rochdale, 

Mr. John Chubb, Brixton, 

Mr. John Cooper, Manchester, 

Mr. Henry H. Fowler, Wolverhampton, 



Mr. Richard Uawortb, Manchester, 
Mr. James Heald, Stockport, 
Mr. Isaac Hoyle, Sale, 
Mr. James Clarkson Kay, Bury, 
Mr. John E. Lightfoot, /iccrington, 
Mr. W. M*Arthur, M.P., London, 
Mr. George Marsden, Manchester, 
Mr. John Napier, <ii7/o, 
Mr. William C. L. Oliver, BoUington, 
Mr. Francis Parnell, Blackpool, 
Mr. John E. Sandbach, Manchester, 
Mr. Samuel H. Smith, Sheffield, 
Mr. James S. Sutcliffe, Bacup, 
Mr. John Leigh Taylor, Bolton, 
Mr. Samuel Turnbull, Blackpool, 
Mr. Benjamin R. Vickers, Leeds, 
Mr. Greaves Walker, London, 
Mr. William Walker, Lifiham, 
Mr. Peter H. Whitehead, Raw- 
tenstall; 



also, the Rev. Gervase Smith, M.A., and Sir Francis Lycett, 
members of the Metropolitan Chapel Building Committee. 

7. The Committee of Review on Chapel Affaibs shall meet 
in London, on the Monday preceding the next Conference ; 
and, in addition to the Committee above-named, shall consist of 
the following persons ; viz., — 



Rev. Robert Bond, 
Willson BraiUford, 

Henry H. Chettle, 

James Clapham, 

William H. Cornforth, 

John Drake, 

John W. Greeves, 

James Grose, 

Samuel Romilly Hall, 

Charles Haydon, 

Dr. Jobson, 

Thomas Llewellyn, 

John Lomas, 

John H. Lord, 

John C. Pengelly, 

George T. Peiks, 

Charles Prest, . 

Dr. Rigg, 

William H. Sargent, 

William Shaw (a), 

John Talbot, 

Dr. Waddy, 

Samuel H. Wardley, 

Henry W. Williams, 

Theophihu Woolmer ; 

Mr. H. J. Atkinson, HuU, 



Mr. James S. Budgett, London, 
Mr. Robert Davis, Wandsworth, 
Mr. T\iomSi%l^Bv\%,The HoUies, West- 

Bromwich, 
Mr. James Duncan, Red-Hill, 
Mr. James Falshaw, Edinburgh, 
Mr. John Hartley, Wolverhampton, 
Mr. Thomas Hazlehurst, Runcorn, 
Mr. Isaac Holden, Oakivorth, 
Mr. John B. Ingle, London, 
Mr. F. Ingoldby, ditto, 
Mr. J. Robinson Kay, Bury, 
Mr. W. Lamplough, Blackheath, 
Mr. George Lidgett, London, 
Mr. Alexander M* Arthur, ditto, 
Mr. John H. Mason, Newbury, 
Mr. W. D. Mathews, Penzance, 
Mr. I'homas F. C. May, Bristol, 
Mr. W. Mewburi), Banbury, 
Mr. William Pearce, London, 
Mr. William W. Pocock, Guildford, 
Mr. John Radmnll, London, 
Mr. J. Fishwick Stead, Southport, 
Mr. James E. Vanner, London, 
Mr. S. D. Waddy, B.A., dUto; 



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Britain, to attend the Annual Meeting of the Home-Mission and 
Contingent Fund Committee, held preparatory to the Conference, 
and such of the District Chapel Secretaries as may have permis- 
sion to attend the next Conference. 

The Chapel Committee are empowered to invite to this Meeting 
any other friends who take an interest in our Chapel Affairs. 

N.B. (1.) The Chapel Committee usually meet on the first 
Wednesday of each month. 

@r (2.) All Communications intended for the Committee 
must reach the Secretaries not later than the Saturday preceding 
the day of the usual Monthly Meeting. 

(3.) Letters, Schedules, and all other documents on Chapel 
Affairs, must be sent to The General Secuetakies, IVesleyan 
Chapel Committee^ Oldham-Street Chapel^ Manchester, The 
private addresses of the Secretaries are. Rev. John Bedford, 
18, Acomb-Street, Manchester, and Rev. William Edwards, 
474, Richmond- Villas, Stockport-Road, Manchester. 

(4.) Applications relating to Loans, Grants, Erections, 
Enlargements, Alterations, Organs, Purchases, or Sales, must be 
made on the authorised Schedules, as undermentioned, which may 
be obtained from the Conference- Office, London : — 

Schedule I. New Chapels. — II. School-Rooms. — III. Enlarge- 
ments and Alterations. — IV. Organs. — V. Sales. — VL Grants. — 
VII. L.oans. — For Ministers'* Houses, Schedule I. may be 
adapted. 

1^ For Compefidium of Regulaiiojis of the Conference res- 
pecting Wesley an- Methodist Trust Property^ see Minutes of 
the Conference^ 1 866, Vol, X T/., pp. 562—571 ; and for an addi- 
tional Regulation respecting the enrolment and registration of 
Trust-Deeds^ see Minutes of the Conference^ 1868, Vol. XVII, ^ 
p. 366. 

GIFTS OF CHAPELS AND OTHER PROPERTY. 

The thanks of the Conference are most respectfully presented — 

To Mr. Nathaniel Snelgrove, for the gift of a Chapel, 
which has cost £300, at Bratton, in the Warminster Circuit. 

To Mrs. Partridge, for the gift of two Cottages, of the value 
of dei45, at Wing, in the Leigh ton-Buzzard Circuit. 

To Miss Harvey, for the gift of a Chapel, in Court-Street, 
Leamington, of the value of «£^800, besides other generous gifts. 

To Miss Holy, for the gift of a House at Leamington, of the 
value of «£*350, besides other generous gifts. 

To the Rev. William Sugden, for the gift of a House, at a 
cost of dei,350, at Oakworth, in the Keighl^ Circuit. 

To the Family of the late Mr. Robert Breahley, through 
Mr. Thomas Brearley, J.P., for the gift of a Chapel, costing 
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To Messrs. Smith and Bowes, for the gift of a Chapel, at a 
cost of -P930, at Langley-Mill, in the Ilkestone Circuit. 

To Mr. Brocklesbank, for the gift of a School-room, costing 
£^1, at West Haddlesey, in the Snaith Circuit. 

To Mr. Thomas Barker, for the gift of a Chapel, costing 
,£^1,250, at North-Shields. 

To Messrs. Stephenson and Sons, for the gift of a Chapel, 
costing ri£'l,000, at Throckley, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 

To Mr. George Hunt, for the gift of a Chapel, of the value 
of ^eyOO, at North-Street, Luton. 

To the Family of the late Mr. William Holt, for the gift of 
a Chapel, of the value of dP584, at Bispham, in the Wigan Circuit. 

To His Grace the Duke of Devonshire, for the Erection of 
a Chapel for the use of his tenants, at Woodlands, in the Bradwell 
Circuit. 

To Mr. J. P. Clark, of North Ferriby, for the gift of a 
Chapel, costing upwards of f 110, at Deepdale, in the Barton-on- 
H umber Circuit. 



NORTH WALES DISTRICT CHAPEL FUND. 

{See Minutes, 1867, ^ol. XVII., pp, 136, 13?.) 

The North Wales Chapel Fund Committee for the ensuing 
year shall consist of the following persons ; viz., — 



Rev. Samuel Davie?, 

William Uavies, D.D., 

John Jones (c), 

Lewis Jones, 

Robert Jones (a), 

Robert Jones (b), 

Richard Prichardf 

Methuselah Thomas; 



Mr. John Edwards, Abergele^ 
Mr. Edward Jones, Bangor^ 
Mr. John H. Jones, Denbigh, 
Mr. John Jones, Corwen, 
Mr. John V. Jones, Llanfair, 
Mr. Samuel Jones, Liverpool^ 
Mr. William Jones, Tregarth^ 
Mr. Edward Lloyd, Liverpool. 



RELIEF AND EXTENSION FUND 
METHODISjM in SCOTLAND. 



FOR 



In accordance with the recommendation of the Edinburgh and 
Aberdeen District Committee, the Conference appoints the follow- 
ingpersons the Committee of this Fund forthe ensuing year; viz., — 

The Superintendent Minister of each Circuit in the Edinburgh 
and Aberdeen District ; 



Mr. R. Angus, Dunbar, 
Mr. J. Birrell, Edinburgh^ 
Mr. C. Brown, Peterhead, 
Mr. James Carnaghan, Greefiock, 
Mr. J. Culquhoun, Dumbarton, 
Mr. James Cooper, Glasgow, 
Mr. R. Crawford, Stirling, 
Mr. A. H. Davidson, Aberdeen, 



Mr. C. B. Davidson, Aberdeen, 
Mr. James Davidson, Inverurie, 
Mr. John Donald, Edinburgh, 
Mr. James Falshaw, ditto, 
Mr. R. Forsyth, KiUytli, 
Mr. George Galloway, Inverurie, 
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Mr. Thomas Leith, Dundee, 
Mr. W. M'Cartney, Glasgow, 
Mr. William M'Intosh, Portessie, 
Mr. T. M*MilIan, Glasgow, 
Mr. Duncan Miller, ditto, 
Mr. James Ogilvie, Aberdeen, 
Mr, W. Ormiston, Edinburgh, 
Mr. £. Parker, Dundee, 



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Mr. W. Peden, WaUacestone, 

Mr. J. Pickering, Glasgow, 

Mr. A. Scott, Leitk, 

Mr. John Simpson, Banff, 

Mr. W. Taylor, Edinburgh, 

Mr. Thomas VVhimster, Perth, 

Mr. William S. Whimster, Montrose. 



NEW CHAPELS IN WATERING-PLACES. 

The Fund which has been raised for making Grants to assist 
in the erection of Chapels in Watering-Places has been entirely 
appropriated, and the Committee has issued its Report; but 
inasmuch as several of the projected Chapels, to which help has been 
promised, are not yet in a position to comply with the conditions 
on which the Fund has been administered, it is resolved that the 
Committee shall be re-appointed, until all such cases shall be 
finally settled. The Committee for the ensuing year shall consist 
of the following :— 



The President, 
The Ex- President, 
Rev. William Arthur, 

— John Bedford, 

Dr. Osborn, 

George T. Perks, 

Charles Prest, 

John Rattenbury, 

William Shaw (a), 

Gervase Smith, 

Treasurer. — W. M'Arthur, Esq., M.P 
Secretary. — Rev. Geobge Maunder. 



Rev. Dr. Waddy ; 

Mr. James S. Budgett, London, 

Mr. Robert Davis, ditto, 

Mr. Thomas Davis, TheBolUes, West 

Bromwich, 
Mr. John Fernley, Southport, 
Mr. S. R. Healey, Liverpool, 
Mr. Isaac Holden, Oakworth, 
Mr. W . Mewburn, Banbury, 
Mr. John Radmall, London. 



METROPOLITAN CHAPEL BUILDING FUND. 

The Secretary presented to the Conference the Report of the 
Committee, which stated that between the Inauguration of the 
Fund in 1862 and the last Conference, twenty-one large Chapels 
had been erected, two had been enlarged, and seTeral School- 
rooms had been built, giving increased accommodation for 25,000 
persons, at a cost of £134,000. During the past year nine 
applications for aid towards Erections, and fifteen towards Sites, 
have been made. The List of Contributions from the Provinces, 
to meet the offer of Sia Francis Lycett, has reached £26,000. 

The Conference unanimously adopted the following Reso- 
lutions ; — 

1 . The Conference has heard, with satisfaction, the Report of 
the Metropolitan Chapel Building Fund Committee, and offers 
its cordial thanks to Sir Francis Lyc*ett and the other Contri- 
butors to the Special Fund, for their generous Subscriptions. The 
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tion and sympathy of the Connexion, both as to Subscriptions in 
the Provinces, and Public Collections and Subscriptions through- 
out the Metropolitan Circuits. 

2. Sir Fbaxcis Lycett and William M*Arthur, Esq., 
M.P., are appointed the Treasurers of this Fund; the Rev. 
Gervase Smith, M.A., is re-appointed the General Secretary ; 
the Rev. Frederic Greeves and S. D. Waddy, Esq., B.A., 
are appointed Secretaries ; and Messrs. W. H.' Trounsok and 
W. T. Whelpton, Auditors. 

3. The Committee for the next year shall consist of the 
President and the Secretary of the Conference, the 



Rev. William Arthur, 

. George O. Bate, 

William B. Boyce, 

— John Clulow, 

Benjamin Frankland, 

Walford Green, 

Benjamin Gregory, 

Dr. Hoole, 

Thomas Jackson, 

Dr. Jobson, 



Rev. Alexander M'AuIay, 

George T. Morrison, 

George W. Olver, 

— Dr. Osborn, 

George T. Perks, 

Charles Prest, 

Dr. Rigg, 

Daniel Sanderson, 

• William Shaw (a), 

William J. Tweddle; 



the Superintendent Ministers of all the Circuits within«the 
Metropolitan Postal Districts ; together with the following 
Gentlemen :— 



Mr. H. Avis, 

Dr. Brown, 

Mr. J. S. Budgett, 

Mr. J. Chubb,. 

Mr. Collins, 

Mr. Robert Davis, 

Mr. William Eastman, 

Mr. G. Ell, 

Mr. C. T. Gabriel, 

Mr. W. P. Griffith, 

Mr. William Griffiths, 

Mr. S. B. Hodge, 

Mr. William Hodge, 

Mr. J. B. Ingle, 

Mr. C. James, 

Mr. Ellis Jones, 

Mr. G. M. Kiell. 

Mr. C. Lamplougb, 

also, the Rev. John Bedford and Mr. John Fernley, members of 
the General Chapel Committee. 

4. The Conference further directs that a Report of the 
Metropolitan Chapel Building Fund shall be presented at the 
Chapel Committee of Review, and to the Conference. 

5.. Communications on the subject of this Fund, together with 
all remittances, are to be sent to the Rev. Gervase Smith, M.A., 
13, Leigh-Road^ Highbury-Parkj London^ N. 



Mr. George Lidgett, B.A., 

Mr. Longstaff, 

Mr. A. M*Arthur, 

Mr. J. Masham, 

Mr. J. T. Matthews, 

Mr. W. Foster Newton, 

Mr. J. Nickinson, 

Mr. W. Pearce, 

Mr. Charles Perry, 

Mr. W. W. Pocock, 

Mr. F. D.. Poulton, 

Mr. John Radmall, 

Mr. J. Riley, 

Mr. Mark Sanderson, 

Mr. C. Smith, 

Mr. R. Smith, 

Mr. W.C.Smith; 



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CHILDREN'S FUND. 

Q. XVI. What are the Resolutions of the Conference respect- 
ing the CHtLDBEK's Fund? 

A. 1. That for this year the Circuits are to continue to raise 
£6. 10«. per 100 members. 

2. That a Committee, consisting of the General Treasurers and 
Secretaries of the Schools' Fund and Children's Fund, with the 
Rev. J. W. Greeves, meet, if possible, before the assembling of 
the next September District Meetings, to prepare a definite plan 
for adjusting the relation between the Children's and the Schools' 
Fund. 

3. That henceforth the business of the Children's Fund, in the 
Committees of Review and in the Conference, be taken in connec- 
tion with the business of the Schools' Fund. 

4. That the thanks of the Conference be presented to the Dis- 
trict-Treasurers of the Children's Fund, for their valuable services 
during the year ; and also to the Rev. Dr. Waddy, and William 
Mewburn, Ese., the General Treasurers, and to the Rev. 
George Strinoeb Rowe, the General Secretary, of the Fund. 

5. That the Rev. Dr. Waddy, andWiLLiAM Mewborn, Esq., 
are re-appointed the General Treasurers, and the Rev. G. 
Strikger Rowe the General Secretary, of the Children's Fund, 
for the ensuing year. 

6. The following statement shows the amount to be raised in 
each District for the general purposes of the Children's Fund, at 
the rate of £6. 10s. per 100 members, according to the foregoing 
arrangement : — 



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No. of Members. 



1 First London 13,193 

2 Second London 14,661 

3 Bedford and Northampton .. 11,788 

4 Kent 6,372 

nn 6,540 

6,343 

5,527 

3,962 

7,839 

19,129 

5,394 

10,170 

1,4S3 

3,723 

4,139 

10,400 

Shrewsbury. 17,450 
10,301 



£. 

858 
955 

767 

416 
422 
409 
357 
260 
507 

1,241 
351 
663 
487 
240 
266 
676 

1,131 
669 



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Districts. No, of Members. £, t, d. 

19 Liverpool 14,735 .... 955 10 

20 Manchester 14,531 .... 942 10 

21 Bolton 14,696 .... 955 10 

22 Halifax and Bradford 18,370 .... 1 ,196 

23 Leeds 17,173 .... 1,118 

24 Sheffield 10,548 .... 682 10 

25 Nottingham and Derby • 13,774 .... 897 

26 Lincoln 12,834 .... 832 

27 Hull 14,955 .... 975 

28 York 13,156 .... 858 

29 Whitby and Darlington 11,520 747 10 

30 Newcastle 13,690 890 10 

31 Carlisle 4,454 .... 292 10 

32 Isle of Man 2J84 .... 182 

33 Edinburgh and Aberdeen . . 3,707 240 10 

HOME-MISSION AND CONTINGENT FUND. 

Q. XVII. What are the Resolutions of the Conference in 
reference to the Home-Mission and Contingent Fund ? 

A. 1. The Conference adopts the Report of the Committee of 
Management, and of the Army and Navy Committee ; and directs 
that the Resolutions passed by the General Committee, and the 
Army, etc., Returns, be printed in the Minutes. (See Appendixes, 
Nos. IV. and IX., I87I.) 

2. The Conference recognises the obligation resting on the 
Ministers of the Connexion to endeavour to evangelise the people 
of our own country, who may be brought, by earnest efforts, 
under the influence of the truth which they proclaim ; and, in 
order to meet this obligation, it earnestly desires to see not only 
an increase of holy zeal and sustained labour on the part of 
existing Societies, but also the speedy formation of new Societies 
and Circuits, through the appointment of additional Home- 
Missionary Ministers to labour among all who are accessible in 
the towns and villages of our land. 

3. While the Conference shares in the general interest felt in 
the condition of the Army and Royal Navy of this country, — an 
interest which has been increased by the late war in France, and 
by recent legislation, — it is persuaded that it cannot better show 
its high regard for the efficiency and happiness of both branches of 
her Majesty's service, than by continuing to appoint devoted 
Ministers to publish the Gospel and spread Scriptural holiness 
among them, and sustaining those Ministers by funds provided by 
the Methodist people. 

4. Public Meetings and Juvenile Home and Foreign 
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that the Public Meetings held in behalf of our Home Missions 
have ministered to the edification and zeal of our people ; that in 
some of our leading Circuits a Meeting has been held, during the 
year, in every Chapel, with great advantage to the Fund ; and 
that, in some other Circuits, where only one Annual Meeting 
formerly took place, two or three Meetings have been recently 
convened. The Conference is convinced that the multiplication 
of these Meetings would be an effective auxiliary means of 
quickening the prayerful concern of our Societies and congregations 
for the conversion of their neighbours, as well as of their country- 
men at large; and it strongly recommends that such Meetings 
should be held in all our principal Chapels. The Conference is 
glad to know, also, that there has been a gratifying increase in the 
number of Juvenile Home and Foreign Missionary Associations 
during the year, and it entertains the hope that these useful 
Associations — aiding at once our Home and Foreign Missions — 
will be established in all our Circuits. 

The Conference is decidedly of opinion, that wherever sums, 
large or small, are collected avowedly for the Foreign or Home 
Missions, the whole amount should be remitted to the Treasurers 
of these Funds respectively, to be administered under the direction 
of their Committees ; and that sums so remitted to the Home- 
Mission Fund should entitle a Circuit to favourable consideration, 
if it request a grant for any effort within its boundaries which may 
be a legitimate object for the application of moneys collected for 
Home-Missions. (Minutes^ 1863.) 

On this subject the following modification has been made: — 
In the case of Circuits which are not in a position to ask for the 
appointment of a Home-Missionary Minister, and to give the 
pledge required, but which feel the necessity of adopting some 
plan of Home-Missionary operations, the subjoined allocation 
shall be allowed : — 

One-third of the sums received by Juvenile Home and Foreign 
Missionary Associations, to be paid to the Funds of the Foreign 
Missionary Society, ** it being expressly understood that in every 
case the contribution to the Foreign Missions shall be at least 
equal to what has been presented from Christmas Offerings, on the 
average of several preceding years : '* 

One-third to the Home-Mission and Contingent Fund : 

r\ — -.u:-j -.^ ^jjg Circuit, to be expended in support of local 

I directly Home-Missionary character, under the 

le Superintendent, and of a Committee to be 

e December Quarterly Meeting. 

cases the former Minute of the Conference remains 

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" That all bills for the support of travelling preachers and their 
families, in respect to deficiencies, house-rent, fire, candles, sick- 
ness, travelling expenses, and all other matters of a temporal kind 
for their support, for which the Circuits cannot provide, shall first 
meet with the approbation of the Quarterly Meeting, and be signed 
by the General Steward of the Circuit,* before they can be 
brought to the District Committee."' 

6. Home-Mission Regulations, — Each Home-Missionary 
Minister is directed, with, the concurrence of the Superintendent 
Minister, to forward with his Journal, signed as now by the 
Superintendent, to the General Secretary for the information of 
the Committee, a copy of the Circuit-Plan ; and a quarterly 
statement of the number of full and accredited Church -Members, 
and of persons on trial, in connection with the place or places 
specially assigned to him as his Mission District. 

7. John Vanner, Esq,, and the Rev. John W. Greeves are 
re-appointed the Treasurers ; the Rev. Charles Prest, the 
General Secretary; and the Rev. Alexander M'Aulay and 
the Rev. John Bond, the Secretaries. The Committee, which 
shall meet before the next Conference, shall consist of the Presi- 
dent and the Secretary of the Conference ; the Ex- President ; 
the Committee of Management; also, the 



Rev, William Jessop, 

Michael Johnson, 

Hugh Jones (a), 

Henry Kirkland, 

— Joseph Lawton, 
Thomas Llewellyn, 

— James A. Macdonald, 

Jacob Morton, 

G. Stringer Rowe, 

-# — Samuel E. Rowe, 

William H. Sargent, 

Dr. George Scott, 

John V, B. Shrewsbury, 

Edwin Thorley, 

John Tindall, 

John Vanes, 

Henry W. Williams; 

with one Gentleman, being a member of the Wesleyan-Methodist 
Society, to be chosen by the lay members of each District 
Committee at the next May District Meetings in Great Britain. 

8. The Committee of Management, which shall meet regularly 
or occasionally during the year, and report its proceedings to the 
Committee of the Home-Mission and Contingent Fund, and to 
the Conference, shall consist of the President and the Secretary of 
the Conference, the Ex-President, the Treasurers, the General 
Secretary, and the Secretaries of the Home-Mission and Contin- 
gent Fund ; with the 

• This trmst now be wulersfood o/" ///<» C i rc u i t St e w a a ds. 



Rev. William Andrews, 

John H. Beech, 

Richard Bell, 

Robert Bond, 

Will son Brailsford, 

Richard Brown, 

James Clapham, 

William H. Cornforth, 

Samuel Davies, 

John Drake, 

George Fletcher, 

Thomas B. Goodwin, 

Frederic Greeves, 

James Grose, 

George Hobson, 

Pascho Hoskins, 

^ Isaac Jenkins, 



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Rev. Stephen Cox, 

Benjamin Frankland, 

Charles Haydon, 

Dr. Jobson, 

Charles H. Kelly, 

Thomas Nightingale, 

Dr. Osborn, 

George T. Perks, 

Dr. Rigg, 

William Shaw (a), 

Gervase Smith, 

Theophilus Woolmer ; 



Mr. James Duncan, 
Mr. Thomas Knight, 
Mr. W. Lamplough, 
Mr. George Lidgett, B.A., 
Sir Francis Lycett, 
Mr. W. M'Arthur, M.P., 
Mr. William Pearce, 
Mr. William W. Pocock, 
Mr. T. B. Smithies, 
Mr. S. D. Waddy, 
Mr. Greaves Walker, 
Mr. William Wood;— 



And, /or the Country^ — 



Rev. John Bedford, 

William H. Cornforth, 

S. Romilly Hall, 

Joseph Hargreaves, 

William Jackson (a), 

Thomas Llewellyn, 

John Rattenbury, 

William W. Stamp, 

Dr. Waddy ; 

Mr. H. J. Atkinson, Hull, 



Mr. E. M. Bainbridge, Newcanlle^ 

upon- Tyne, 
Mr. W. H. Budgett, Bristol, 
Mr. S. R. Healey, Liverpool^ 
Mr. I. Hoyle, Manchester, 
Mr. J. Clarkson Kay, Bury, 
Mr. John Meek, Maccletfeld, 
Mr. W. Mewburn, Banbury, 
Mr. John Napier, Manchester. 



All communications on the subject of Home-Missions are to be 
addressed to the Rev. Charles Pbest, Burnt- Ash- Lane^ Lee^ 
London^ S.E. 

Remittances are to be sent to the Treasurers, Messrs. Vanner 
and G reeves, 47, Lonsdale-Squnre^ London^ N. 

The Conference adopts the Report of the Committee git 
Distribution. (See Appendix, No. V., ISyi.) 

ARMY AND NAVY COMMITTEE. 

The Committee for counsel and direction relative to Wesleyans 
in the Army and Royal Navy consists of those members of the 
Home-Missionary Committee of Management who reside in 
London, with the addition of the Rev. Richard Hardy and the 
Rev. R. W. Allen. 

The Rev. Charles Prest is the Secretary of this Committee. 

All communications on subjects relating to the Army or Royal 
Navy are to be addressed to the Rev. Charles Prkst. 

HOME-MISSIONARY DEPUTATIONS, 1871-72. 

Districts. 

First London^ Local arrangements. 

Second Londotiy Local arrangements. 

^^Norfham^ton } Jos^P^* Webster, Benjamin Broadley. 

Kent^ Samuel Coley. 

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Districts. 
Oxford^ 
Portsmouth^ 
Channel Islands^ 
Devonporty 
Cornwally 
Exeter^ 
Bristol^ 
Bath, 

Swansea^ 

South WaleSy 
North Walesy 
Birmingham and 

Shrewsbury^ 
Macclesjleldy 
Liverpool, 
Manchester, 
Boltonj 



Richard W. Allen. 

The General Secretary, G. H. Camburn. 

Stephen Cox. 

Williara Wilson (d). 

Jacob Morton, Charles H. Kelly. 

William Williams (a). 

David J. Waller, Williara D. Sarjeant. 

Richard Hardy, 
f The General Secretary, George Blanch - 
1^ flower. 

Local arrangements. 

Local arrangements. 

>■ Joseph Hargreaves, Joseph Willis. 

George Bowden. 

Alexander M*Aulay, John J. Sargent. 
M armaduke C. Osborn, Joseph Bush. 
Edward A. Telfer. 



Halifax and BradfordyFrederick W. Briggs, John H. Anderson. 



Leeds, 
Sheffield, 
Nottingham and 

Derby, 
Lincoln, 

Hull, 

York, 
Whitby and 

Darlington, 
Newcastle, 
Carlisle, 
Isle of Man, 
Edinburgh and 

Aberdeen, 



John Bond, Samuel Lees. 

The General Secretary, George Fletcher. 

I The General Secretary, Joseph Dixon. 

Frederick W. Macdonald. 
.( T. Bowman Stephenson, B.A., Henry 
I F. Kelvey. 

Henry W. Williams, John Rhodes (b). 

f Thomas Brackenbury. 

John S. Workman, Henry W. Holland. 
George Scott (b). 
George S. Weston. 

I John W. Greeves, John F. Moody, 



THAMES MISSION. 

The Conference directs that the Committee of the Thames, or 
Wesleyan Seamen^s, Mission shall consist of the President ahd the 
Secretary of the Conference, the Missionary Secretaries, the 
General Secretary of the Home-Missions, the Superintendents of 
the London Circuits, the Ministers of the Mission, Dr. Jobson, 
Dr. Rigg, the Rev, Gervase Smith, and the following Gen- 
tlemen : — 

Mr. JamoB Archer, 
Mr. J. S. Budgett, 
Captain Bullard, 



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Mr. W. T. Eastman, 

Mr. R. Harwrn, 



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Mr. W. W. Pocock, 
Mr. E. Prest, 
Mr. J. Radmall, 
Mr. J. Riley, 
Captain Trivett, 
Captain Williams, 
Mr. VV. Wood. 



Mr. Jackson, 
Mr. G. M. Riell, 
Mr. C. Lamplough, 
Sir Francis Lycett, 
Mr. Alexander M'Arthur, 
Mr. W. M 'Arthur, M.P., 
Mr. J. T. Matthews, 
Mr. Paddon, 

AH Communications are to be addressed to the Rev. Thomas 
HuLMEy Wealeyan SeametCs Chapel-House, Portland-Street, 
Commercial-Road, London (£.) ; or to G. Lidcktt, Esq., 
Treasurer, 9, Billiter-Street, London, E.C. 

WORN-OUT MINISTERS' AND MINISTERS' 
WIDOWS' AUXILIARY FUND. 

Q. XVIII. What are the Resolutions of the Conference on the 
affairs of the Auxiliary Fund ? 

A. 1. The Conference adopts the Report and Resolutions of 
the Committee, with the addition, at the end of the seventh 
Resolution, of the words, ** if in the opinion of the officers of the 
Fund it be thought desirable ;"" and directs that they be printed 
in the Minutes. (See Appendix, No. VI., I87I.) 

2. John Napier, Esq., and the Rev. John Rattenbury are 
requested to continue in the office of Treasurers ; and the Rev. 
Henry H. Chettle to continue in that of Secretary. 

3. The following persons are appointed the Committee for the 
ensuing year ; who shall superintend the general working of this 
Fund, and also consider and decide upon such peculiar cases of 
affliction or distress, among the Supernumerary Ministers or 
Ministers' Widows, as may be recommended by the District 
Committees for special and occasional relief: — 

The President and the Secretary of the Conference, the Ex- 
President, the Treasurers and the Secretary of the Fund ; and the 



Rev. William Arthur, 

John Bedford, 

John Hall, 

S. Romilly Hall, 

Charles Haydon, I 

Dr. Jobson, ] Mr. James Heald, Stockport^ 

John Lomas, 1 Mr. Isaac H olden, Oakworfh, 



Mr. H. J. Atkinson, ffidi, 
Mr. E. M. Bainbridge, Newcastle^ 
Mr. William Brock, Exeter, 
Mr. James S. Budgett, Lwtdoftf 
Mr. John Chubb, London^ 



' Dr. Osborn, 

• Charles Prest, 

• Dr. Scott, 

- William W. Stamp; 



Mr. John Robinson Kay, Bury, 
Mr. William M*Arthur,M.P., London, 
Mr. John Radroall, London, 
Mr. George Smith, Leeds. 



The Irish Representatives are authorised to be present. 

N.B. (1.) Should any member of this Committee be unable to 
attend the Meeting on Thursday, July 25th, prior to the assemb- 
ling of the next Conference, early notice should be sent to the 
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(2.) The Superintendents are requested to obtain the private 
Subscriptions in the month of May or June ; and to send the lists 
to the Rev. Henry H. Chettle, Woodhouse-Grove^ Jpperley- 
BridgCy near Leedsy and pay the Subscriptions to their respective 
Financial Secretaries. 

(3.) The Circuit Treasurers are requested to close their 
accounts with the Class-Leaders not later than Christmas, and to 
present their statement to the Christmas Quarterly Meeting. The 
District Treasurers are requested to remit the contributions from 
the classes, as soon as possible, to the Rev. John Rattenbury, 
Nottingham, and to close their accounts not later than the May 
District Meeting. 

WESLEYAN THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTION. 

Q. XIX. What are the Resolutions of the Conference with 
regard to the Wesleyan Theological Institution ? 

A. 1. The Conference receives and adopts the Resolutions 
passed at the Committee of Review, held on Saturday, July 22nd, 
I87I ; and directs that they be printed in the Minutes. (See 
Appendix, No. Vll., I87I.) 

2. James S. Bddgett, Esq., and the Rev. John Farrar are 
re-appointed the General Treasurers; the Rev. Marmaduke 
C. OsBORN is re^appointed the General Secretary; Thomas 
Knight and John Dobson, Esqs., are appointed the Treasurers 
of the Richmond Branch ; Geobge M arsdbn and John Napier, 
Esqs., are re-appointed the Treasurers of the Didsbury Branch ; 
and Henry W. Blackburn and Henry Mitchell, Esqs., are 
re-appointed the Treasurers of the Headingley Branch. The 
Rev. Joseph Bush is re-appointed the Secretary of the Richmond 
Branch ; the Rev. Frederick W. Macdoxald is appointed the 
Secretary of the Didsbury Branch ; and the Rev. John H. Lord 
is re-appointed the Secretary of the Headingley Branch. 

3. The General Committee of theTheological Institution for 
the ensuing year shall consist of the President and the Secretary 
of the Conference ; the Ex-President ; the General and the Local 
Treasurers ; the General Secretary ; the Local Secretaries ; 



Rev. William Arthur, 

Alfred Barrett, 

John Bedford, 

William R Boyce, 

John D. Geden, 

S. Romilly Hall, 

Benjamin Hellier, 

— Thomas Jackson, 

William Jackson (a), 

Dr. Jobson, 

John Lomas, 

William F. MoiiUon, 



Rev. Dr. Osbom, 

George T. Perks, 

William B. Pope, 

John Rattenbury, 

Dr. Rigg, 

Daniel Sanderson, 

William Shaw (a), 

Gervase Smith, 

William W. Stamp, 

Thomas Vasey, 

Dr. Waddy ; 

Mr. William H. Biidgett, Bristol, 

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Mr. T. P. Bunting, Dorking^ i Sir Francis Lycett, London^ 

Mr. John Fernlev, Southport, \ Mr. William M* Arthur, M. P., London^ 

Mr. James Heald, Stockport^ l Mr. William Mewbuni, Banbury^ 

Mr. Samuel H. Healey, Liverpool^ \ Mr. W. Bickford Smith, Camborne, 

Mr. Isaac Holden, Oakworthy Dr. Peter Wood, Southport. 

Mr. J. Robinson Kay, Bury, \ 

The Rev. Dr. Hoole, the Rev. Charles Prest, and Mr. John 
Chubb, are requested to act as Auditors ; and shall, as such, be 
Members of the General Committee. 

4. The Local Committee of Manageme>]t for the Richmond 
Branch of the Institution shall consist of the Committee of the 
Wesleyan-Methodist Missionary Society, the Local Treasurers, 
the Local Secretary, and Messrs. John Chubb, William Day, 
and Thomas Pocock. 

5. The Local Committee of Management for the Didsbury 
Branch of the Institution shall consist of the President and the 
Secretary of the Conference ; the Ex-President ; the General 
Treasurers ; the General Secretary ; the Local Treasurers ; the 
Local Secretary; the Didsbury House- Governor and Tutors; 
with the following Ministers and Gentlemen : — 



Mr. Eli Atkin, 
. Mr. John Bardsley, 
Mr. Thomas Barker, 
Mr. James Barlow, 
Rev. John Bedford, 
Mr. Bowman, 
Mr. Ralph B. Brierley, 
Rev. James Chalmers, 
Rev. John W. Close, 
Mr. Thomas Davis, 
Rev. William Edwards, 
Mr. Fern ley, 
Rev. George Fletcher, 
Rev. George Follows, 
Rev. Richard Green, 
Rev. Joseph Harg reaves, 
Rev. Henry M. Harvard, 
Rev. Henry Hastling, 
Mr. John Hatfield, 
Mr. Richard Hawortb, 
Mr. James Heald, 
Mr. Samuel R. Healey, 
Rev. Joseph Heaton, 



Mr. John Horsfall, 
Mr. Isaac Hoyle, 
Rev. William Hurt, 
Rev. Ebenezer £. Jenkins, 
Mr. J. Robinson Kay, 
Mr. Joseph Leather, 
Mr. George Lomas, 
Rev. John Martin (a), 
Mr* John Meek, 
Rev. George B. Mellor, 
Mr. Thomas Oliver, 
Mr. H. H. Parkes, 
Rev. Henry Pollinger, 
Rev. William T. Radcliffe, 
Rev. Dr. George Scott, 
Rev. William W. Stamp, 
Mr. J. Fishwick Stead, 
Mr. John L. Taylor, 
Mr. Samuel Turnbull, 
Rev. Samuel Wilkinson, 
Rev. William Williams (a). 
Professor Williamson, 
Dr. Peter Wood. 



6. The Local Committee of Management for the 
Headingley Branch of the Institution shall consist of the President 
and the Secretary of the Conference; the Ex-President; the 
Genera] Treasurers ; the Local Treasurers ; the Local Secretary ; 
the Theological and Classical Tutors ; with the following 
Ministers and Gentlemen : — 



Mr. John Blackburn, 
«-- Willson Brailsford, 
lomas Brearley, 



I Mr. George Brooke, 

I Mr. Burrows, 

i Rev. Henry H. Chettle, 



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Mr. Skelton Cole, 

Rev. Robert Cooke, 

Mr. Thomas Dewhirst, jun., 

Mr. Henry Edmunds, 

Rev. William Ford, 

Rev. Thomas B. Goodwin, 

Rev. James Grose, 

Mr. Haigh, 

Rev. George C. Harvard, 

Mr. Edward Holden, 

Mr. Isaac H olden, 

Mr. William Hudson, 

Mr. Samuel Ingham, 

Rev. Elijah Jackson, 

Rev. William Jessop, 

Mr. W. Glover Joy, 

Mr. Lomai Joy, 

Rev. James Nance, 



Rev. Josiah Pearson, 
Mr. William Peel, 
Rev. Marshall Randies, 
Mr. Rawsthorne, 
Rev. Henry Richardson, 
Rev. George Rowe, 
Mr. Alfred Sharp, 
Mr. Edward Simpson, 
Mr. George Smith, 
Mr. W. Farrar Smith, 
Mr. J. Thackray, 
Rev. Thomas Thompson, 
Mr. William H. Townend, 
Rev. William Tyson, 
Mr. Benjamin R. Vickers, 
Rev. George Walker, 
Rev. Samuel Walker, 
Rev. James R. Webb. 



7* The Committee for the Special Examination of Candidates 
for our Ministry shall consist of the President and the Secretary 
of the Conference, the Ex-President, the Tutors and Governors 
of the three Branches of the Theological Institution, the Mission- 
ary Secretaries, the General Secretary, and such other Ministers 
as may be selected from their own number by the Committees of 
the two London Districts. The Rev. James D. BaocKLEiiUKST, 
the Rev. John Clulow, and the Rev. George W. Olver, B.A , 
are the Secretaries of this Committee. 

8. The Committee of Review for the Wesleyan Theological 
Institution shall meet in London, on the Saturday preceding the 
next Conference ; and, in addition to the Committees above 
named, shall consist of the following persons ; viz., — 



Rev. John H. Beech, 

Richard Bell, 

Thomas Brookes, 

Henry L. Church, 

James Clapham, 

Henry W. Williams, 

Joseph Willis j 



Mr. William Buck, Colchester, 

Mr. Frederick Ingoldby, London, 

Mr. Charles Jeffs, ditto, 

Mr. J. Riley, ditto, 

Mr. Mark Sanderson, ditto, 

Mr. Charles V inter, Cambridge, 

Mr. William T. Whelpton, London ; 



with those Gentlemen who may be chosen by the lay members of 
the District Committees, at the May District Meetings in Great 
Britain, to attend the Annual Meeting of the Home-Mission and 
Contingent Fund Committee, preparatory to the Conference. 

EDUCATION. 

Q. XX. What arc the Resolutions of the Conference on the 
subject of Weslkyan Education ? 

A. 1. The Conference adopts the Report of the Special 
Meeting of the General Education Committee, held in Mancliester, 
on Friday, July 21st, I87I ; and directs that the Report shall be 
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2. The Conference learns with thankfulness that during the 
past year there has been an increase of 146 Day Schools, and 
21,955 Day-scholars; and of 98 Sunday Schools, and 16,017 
Sunday-scholars. 

3. The Conference approves of the proposal of the General 
Education Committee to establish a second Training College, to 
be situated at Battersea, for the Training of Female Students ; 
and also of the proposal that the existing College at Westminster 
be reserved henceforth for the training of Male Students. 

4. The Conference approves of the further proposal to charge 
Entrance-Fees for all students admitted into either of the Training 
Colleges ; but it empowers the Committee, in any very special 
case, at their discretion, to relax the terms. 

5. The Conference directs that the Annual Examination of 
Pupil-Teachers in Religious Knowledge shall be held on the first 
Saturday in March, 1872 ; that the Questions shall be prepared 
by the General Committee ; that the Examination shall be held, 
either in the several Circuits by the Superintendent Ministers or 
their Colleagues, or at suitable places for Central District 
Examinations, as may be determined by the September District 
Meetings, and agreed to by the respective School Committees ; 
and that the written answers shall be forwarded to the General 
Secretary, and shall be valued by a Central Board of Examiners 
to be elected by the General Committee. The Conference further 
recommends that in connection with Central Examinations, 
Meetings of Teachers and Pupil-Teachers be held under the 
direction of the Chairman of the District, and the District 
Educational Secretary. 

6. The Conference directs that in those Circuits in which no 
material effort has been made in aid of the New Chapel at West- 
minster, whether by way of a Public Meeting or Sunday Collec- 
tions, immediate steps be taken to bring the case before the 
congregations, either by a Public Meeting with the solicitation of 
Private Subscriptions, or by Collections on the Lord^s Day ; that 
a list of such Circuits be furnished by the Secretary to the 
Chairmen of the respective Districts, to be brought before the 
September District Meetings ; that the Secretary be also 
authorised to correspond directly with the Superintendents of such 
Circuits ; and that, as far as possible, all such efforts should be 
completed before Christmas next. 

7. Considering the great number of children who are deprived 
of suitable guardianship by the death, or vice, or extreme poverty, 
of their parents, so that they are only too likely to fall into 
criminal ways, and that many of these have a special claim upon 
the practical sympathy of Methodists ; the Conference recognises 
the establishment of*^ the Children's Home, and commends the 
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understanding that of the Committee of Management at least one 
half shall be members of the General Education Committee, and 
that a report of the proceedings of this Committee be made, from 
time to time, to the General Education Committee and the 
Conference. 

8. The Rrv. J. Clulow is appointed to act under the direction 
of the Education Committee in the Visitation and Inspection of 
Day and Sunday Schools. 

9. John Robinson Kay, Esq., is re-appointed one of the 
Treasurers; the Rev. Theophilus Woolmer is appointed one 
of the Treasurers ; the Rev. Geobge Osborn Bate is appointed 
the Secretary. 

N.B All communications on Education Affairs are to be 
addressed to the Rev. G. O. Bate, Wesleyan Normal Institu- 
tion^ Horseferry-Roady Westminster^ S. W. 

The Committee shall consist of the following persons ; viz., — 
the President and the Secretary of the Conference ; the Ex- 
President ; the Treasurers and Secretary of the Committee ; the 
Principals of the two Branches of the Normal Institution, and the 
Visitor of Day and Sunday Schools ; — 



Rev. William Arthur, 

George Bowdeo, 

Joseph Bush, 

Samuel Coley, 

Benjamin Frankland, 

Frederic Greeves, 

John W. Greeves, 

Benjamin Gregory, 

John Hall, 

Charles Haydon, 

Dr. Jobson, 

Alexander M'Aulay, 

Thomas M'Cullagh, 

George Maunder, 

James Mayer, 

Thomas Nightingale, 

Dr. Oabom, 

George T. Perks, 

Charles Prest, 

William Shaw (a), 

John V. B. Shrewsbury, 

Gervase Smith, 

T. Bowman Stephenson, 

Robert N. Young ; 



Mr. S. Buckland, 

Mr. James S. Budgett, 

Mr. John Chubb, 

Mr. W. T. Eastman, 

Mr. J. W. Gabriel, 

Mr. T. Farmer Hall, 

Mr. J. B. Ingle, 

Mr. R. B. Jackson, 

Mr. G. M. Kiell, 

Mr. George Lidgett, B.A., 

Mr. F. Longstaff, 

Sir Francis Lycett, 

Mr. Alexander M 'Arthur, 

Mr. William M*Arthur, M.P., 

Mr. William Pearce, 

Mr. W. W. Pocock, 

Mr. J. Riley, 

Mr. Anthony Smith, 

Mr. Walter Taylor, 

Mr. James E. Vanner, 

Mr. Samuel D. Waddy, B.A.. 

Mr. Greaves Walker, 

Mr. W. T. Whelpton ;— 



And, for the Country^ — 



Rev. John Bedford, 

Richard Bell, 

Willson Brailsford, 

Henry H. Chettlc, 

James Grose, 

S. Romilly Hall, 



Rev. Joseph Hargreaves, 

Henry W. Holland, 

Pascho Hoskins, 

Elijah Jackson, 

Ebenezer E. Jenkins, 

Thomas Llewellyn, 



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Rev. John Lomas, 

John M*Kenny, 

William T. Radcliffe, 

John Rattenbury, 

Dr. Scott, 

William W. Sump, 

Thomas Vasey, 

Dr. Waddy, 

Henry W.Williama; 

Mr. E. Bainbridge, NewcoMtU^upcn- 

Mr. G. Bainbridge, Lincoln, 

Mr. W. Brock, Exeier, 

Mr. W. H. Budgett, Bristol, 

Mr. T. P. Bunting, Dorking, 

Mr. Falconar, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 

Mr. John Fern ley, Southport, 

Mr. H. H. Fowler, Wolverhampton, 



Mr. J. Hartley, Wolverhampton, 
Mr. T. Hazlehurat, Runcorn, 
Mr. James Heald, Stockport, 
Mr. Isaac Holden, Oakworth, 
Mr. W. R. Johnson, Naniwich, 
Mr. George Knowles, BoUon, 
Mr. Joseph Leather, Liverpool, 
Mr. Mason, Newlmry, 
Mr. W. D. Mathews, Penzance, 
Mr. W. Monkhouse, York, 
Mr. T. Pethick, Bristol, 
Dr. Sandwith, Beaconsfield, 
Mr. George Smith, Leeds^ 
Mr. S. H. Smith, Sheffield, 
Mr. W. Bickford Smith, Camborne, 
Mr. T. Walker, Cheltenham, 
Mr. Warlow, Birmingham, 
Dr. Peter Wood, Southport, 



The following Ministers and Friends are invited to attend a 
Special Meeting of the Education Committee, appointed to be 
held in London, at four o'^clock, p.m., on Friday, July 26th, 
1872; viz.,— 



Rev. Robert Bond, 

James Claphain, 

William Davison, 

John Drake, 

Henry Hastling, 

— Thomas Kent, 

William Jackson (a) 

Michael Johnson, 

Hugh Jones (a), 

Edward Nye, 

John C. Pengelly, 

William H. Sargent, 

George Scott (b), 

William P. Slater, 

Thornley Smith, 

John Talbot, 

Edwin Thorley, 

Frederick E. Toyne, 

John Vanes, 

Samuel H. Wardley, 



Rev. Robert M. Willcox, 

William Williams (a) ; 

Mr. John Allen, Ivy- Bridge, 

Mr. W. Shepherd Allen, M.P., 

CheadU, Staffordshire, 
Mr. T. Andrew, Exeter, 
Mr. C. Colman, Brede, Sussex, 
Mr. T. Davis, West-Bromwich, 
Mr. J. Edge, Burslem, 
Mr. W. Edmunds, Banbury, 
Mr. B. Gough, Boughion, 
Mr. J. Holdin, Folkestone, 
Mr. F. Howard, Bedford, 
Mr. Lewis, Market- Drayton, 
Mr. Lewis, Wantage, 
Mr. Philip Mason, Swindon, 
Mr. W. Mewburn, Banbury, 
Mr. T. Sibly, Taunton, 
Mr. J. F. Taylor, York, 
Mr. G.'Woodhouse, Bolton ; 



with those Gentlemen who may be chosen by the lay members of 
the District Committees, at the May District Meetings in Great 
Britain, to attend the Annual Meeting of the Home- Mission and 
Contingent Fund Committee, preparatory to the Conference. 

N.B. The Education Committee is empowered to invite to 
this Meeting any other Friends who take part in the support and 
extension of our Day-School system. 

The Conference directs all who are contemplating the erection 
or alteration of premises, for the establishment of new Schools, 
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of receiving counsel as to the general eligibility of their projected 
undertakings, and the adaptation of the premises to the system of 
instruction designed to be adopted. 

RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCE OF THE LORD^S DAY. 

Q, XXI. What are the Resolutions of the Conference on 
receiving the Report of the Lobd\s-Day Committee ? 

A. 1. The Conference receives with pleasure the Report 
which has been presented by the Lord's-Day Committee, and in 
presence of the antagonistic influences which are now so actively 
at work in this country, tending to undermine the authority and 
impair the due observance of the Divinely-instituted day of rest 
and worship, urges continued vigilance and activity in its defence 
and maintenance, and increased attention and care in the practical 
upholding of its sacred character. 

2. The Conference regrets that the measure brought into 
Parliament by Her Majesty^s Government, regulating the trade 
in intoxicating liquors, and restricting the hours on week-days, 
and especially on Sundays, during which the sale may be carried 
on, has been withdrawn ; but earnestly hopes that a Bill, con> 
taining provisions which shall meet the requirements of this great 
social and religious question, may be re-introduced at the earliest 
opportunity ; and that it will receive the vigorous support of the 
Methodist people, and of all who are interested in the reform of 
a traffic which constitutes so formidable a hindrance to the eflbrts 
of Christian Churches. 

3. The thanks of the Conference are presented to the Rev. 
George Maunder and the Rev. John Baker, M.A., for their 
valuable services during the past year, and they are re-appointed 
the Secretaries of the LordVDay Committee for the ensuing 
year. 

The following Ministers and Gentlemen shall be the Com- 
mittee for the next year : — The President and the Secretary of 
the Conference ; the Ex-President ; the Secretaries, 



Rev. W. O. Booth, 

George Bowden, 

Benjamin Gregory, 

John Hall, 

Charles Haydon, 

Thomas Hulme, 

Samuel Lord, 

' Alexander M^AuIay, 

Dr. Oshoru, 

George T. Perks, 

Dr. Rigg, 

Dr. Rule, 

William Shaw (a). 

William D. Tyack, 



Rev. John Walton ; 

Mr. J. S. Budgetf, 

Mr. W. R. James, 

Mr. N. Learoyd, 

Mr. George Lidgett, B.A., 

Sir Francis Lycett, 

Mr. William M*Arthur, M.P., 

Mr. C. H. Oliver, 

Mr. William Pearce, 

Mr. W. W. Pocock, 

Mr. C. Poulton, 

Mr. T. B. Smithies, 

Mr. John Vanner ; — 



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And, for the Country^ — 



Rev. Frederick W. Briggs, 

James Clapham, 

Joseph Hargreaves, 

John Harvard, 

— — Peter C. Horton, 

Feathentone Kellett, 

•— John Lomas, 

John H. Norton, 

Marmaduke C. Oshorn, 

Dr. Scott, 

John W. Thomas, 

John Vine, 

Henry W. Williams, 

John S. Workman ; 



Mr. £. M. Bainbridge, Newcastle^ 
Mr. Joseph Edge, Bttrslem^ 
Mr. James Heald, Parr*s ffbod^ 
Mr. S. R. Healey, Liverpool^ 
Mr. John Meek, Macclesfield, 
Mr. William Mew bum, Banbury, 
Mr. J. Napier, Manchetter, 
Mr. Thomas Oliver, BoUington, 
Mr. W. C. Oliver. dUio, 
Mr. John Potts, Leek, 
Mr. A. Shaw, Burglenif 
Mr. George Sizer, Colchester, 
Mr. S. H. Smith, Sheffield, 
Mr. W. Farrar Smith, Leeds, 



4. The following are a Sub-Committee, to act on emergencies: 
— The President and the Secretary of the Conference ; the Ex- 
President ; the Secretaries of this Committee ; 



Rev. Benjamin Gregory, 

Charles Haydon, 

Alexander M*AuIay, 

Dr. Oshorn, 

George T. Perks, 

Dr.Rigg; 



Mr. J. S. Budgett, 

Mr. N. Learoyd, 

Mr. G€orge Lidgett, B.A., 

Mr. William M*Arthur, M.P., 

Mr.W.W. Pocock, 

Mr. T. B. Smithies. 



EXAMINATION OF PREACHERS ON TRIAL. 

Q. XXII. What directions does the Conference give con- 
cerning the Annual Examination of Pbeachers on Trial.? 

A. 1. The Conference directs that all Preachers on Trial 
shall undergo a written Examination, year by year, at the Annual 
District Meeting: the Examiners to be appointed at the Financial 
District Meeting. The tabulated results of the Examination 
are to be recorded in the District Minutes. 

2. The following are the subjects of Examination for the year 
1 871—72, and I872— 73 ; viz.,— 

(1.) For Preachers in the first year of trial : — 
i. Pearson on the Creed. Article II, 
ii. Garbett's " God's Word Written."" 
iii. The Acts of the Apostles, 
iv. In Greek, St. John xviii. — xxi. 

(2.) For those in the second year : — 

i. Wesley's Notes on Romans and Galatians. 
ii. Pearson on the Creed. Article VIII. 
iii. Oosterzee's Lectures on St. John's Gospel, 
iv. St. Luke's Gospel. 
V In Greek, Acts vii. — xii. 
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(3.) For those in the third year : — 

i. Watson's Institutes. Part II., ch. x. — ^xvi. 
ii. Hev. Daniel Moore's " Thoughts on Preaching.'' 
iii. Butler's Analogy. Part I. 
iv. Exodus. 

V. In Greek, St. James, 
vi. In Hebrew, Jonah. 

(4.) For those in the fourth year : — 

i. Wesley's Sermons, i. — xxx. 

ii. Rev. T. Jackson's " Institutions of Christianity." 
iii. Butler's Analogy. Part II. 
iv. Daniel. 

V. In Greek, Ephesians. 
vi. In Hebrew, Isaiah xl. — xlii. 

3. All who read Greek and Hebrew are required to take the 
subjects given in these languages, but those who take the subjects 
in both languages are exempted from the examination in the 
Books of Scripture in the English version. 

4. The Rkv. Benjamin Hellier is re-appointed the Secre- 
tary of the Committee to prepare Examination-Papers, Schedules, 
etc., and communications are to be addressed to him at the 
Theological Institution^ Headingley^ Leeds. The names of the 
Examiners for the several Districts are to be forwarded to Mr. 
Hellier immediately upon their appointment, by the Financial 
Secretaries. 

ITINERANT METHODIST PREACHERS' 
ANNUITANT SOCIETY. 

Treasurers. — Rev. John Farrar, Rev. Samuel D. Waddy, 
D.D., Rev. Frederick J. Jobson, D.D., Rev. William 
Arthur, M.A. 

Steward. — Rev. Charles Haydon, 44, Guilford-Street^ 
Russell-Square, London, 

Secretary. — Rev. Peter C. Horton, 16, Elm-Grove, 
Birkenhead. 

Auditors. — Rev. William W. Stamp, Rev. George 
OsBORN, D.D., Rev. George T. Perks, M.A. 

Donations and Legacies should be sent to the Rev. Dr. 
JofisoN, 21, Highbury- Place, London, N. 

Marriage Premiums are to be paid to the Steward, the Rev. 
Charles Haydon, 44, Guilford-Street, Russell-Square. 

Subscriptions are to be paid, through the Financial Secretaries 
of Districts, during the first week of the Conference. Arrears 
are to be remitted to the Secretary, the Rev, Peter C. Horton, 
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The Annuities are paid by the Rev, Charles Haydon. 

The Thanks of the Conference are respectfully presented to 
James Willan, Esq., of Durham, for a Donation of £5; to a 
Lady, for a Donation on Annuity for life of £300, by the Rev. 
Charles Haydon ; to the Rev. William Moister, for a Donation 
of £11 ; to Messrs Henry Lomasand George Bowness, Executors 
of the late Rev. Thomas Richardson, of Lancaster, for a 
Legacy of £19. 19*. ; and to W. Turner Shaw, Esq., and John 
Humphreys, of Derby, Executors of the late Rev. Walter 
HussEY and Mrs. Hussey, for a Legacy, free of duty, of 
£200. 

RESOLUTIONS AFFECTING AUXILIARY HOME- 
MISSION WORK IN THE METROPOLIS. 

The Conference adopts the following recommendations of the 
Special Committee which met in the course of the past year, to 
consider various questions relative to Methodism in the Metropolis; 
viz., — 

1. That a Metropolitan Auxiliary Home-Mission Fund, to be 
expended in the employment of Lay-Agents, including Bible- 
Women, is imperatively required to meet the spiritual needs. of 
the population of London. 

2. That the sources of revenue for such a Fund shall be, (1) 
Annual Subscriptions, (2) Donations and Legacies, (3) such 
Contributions from surplus funds of Chapel Trusts as Trustees 
shall be disposed to furnish. 

3. That Grants may be made from the Fund towards the Hire 
of Rooms or Halls in any Circuit, and the support of Lay- Agents, 
including Bible- Women. 

4. That all paid Agents employed in carrying on the Auxiliary 
Home-Mission work in London — whether they receive any 
portion of their support from the Special Fund or not — be 
nominated by the Superintendent (after suitable examination by 
him), and approved by the Quarterly Meeting of the Circuit in 
which such Agents shall be employed ; and that, in the case of 
those Agents towards whose support any grant is made out of the 
Fund, such Agents shall also be approved by the Committee to be 
appointed for the administration of the Fund. 

5. That, when a Site for a Chapel is obtained, and the work is 
sufficiently developed to render it advisable that a Minister be 
appointed, the Committee of the Fund shall recommend the 
Circuit to apply for a change of Agents, and to appropriate 
towards the support of the Minister any Society income raised in 
the locality occupied by the Lay-Agent. 

'^-^'*^-* the Committee of the Fund shall consist of the 
nd Financial Secretaries of the two London District 
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and Contingent Fund, resident in London, six Ministers to be 
chosen by each September District Meeting, and a number of 
Laymen equal to the entire number of Ministers, to be chosen at 
the same time. 

7. That the Committee of the Metropolitan Auxiliary Home- 
Mission Fund may suggest, through the Home-Mission Com- 
mittee, that the District Committee should declare as a special 
district, any locality which cannot be adequately provided for by 
Circuit arrangements, and should make such arrangements as will 
secure due attention to it ; and decide, until the Conference shall 
otherwise direct, under what Superintendent such special district 
shall be placed. 

"8. That the area of operations be the same as that of the 
Metropolitan Chapel Building Fund. 

9. That the following shall be the Rules and Regulations for 
carrying into effect the Plan now agreed upon : 

Principle. — Each Lay -Agent shall employ his time and 
energies in seeking to win unsaved souls, and bring them into 
fellowship with the Christian Church ; and, with this view, he 
shall endeavour to bring to the public worship of God as many 
careless people and backsliders as possible. 

Rule I. — He shall visit such persons at their own homes, warn 
and exhort them, read the Scriptures and pray with them, as 
opportunity offers. He shall exhort in the open air, and in halls 
and rooms; shall hold cottage-meetings, and attend only to 
aggressive work of this kind, under the direction of the Superin- 
tendent of the Circuit ; but he shall be at liberty to visit any 
persons in workhouses or hospitals, who may desire his attention 
and instruction. 

Rule II. — Under ordinary circumstances, each Lay-Agent shall 
spend at least five hours daily, during five days of each week, in 
domiciliary visitation, besides attending Meetings ; and shall 
employ three hours on the Lord"*s Day in conversing with men 
who are not usually accessible on week-days. 

Rule III. — Each Agent shall secure the services of earnest 
workers (members of the Wesleyan-Methodist Society) ; and 
shall, under the direction of the Superintendent of the Circuit, 
arrange for their employment as prayer-leaders, house-to-house 
visitors, exhorters, and teachers. 

Rule IV. — Each Agent shall write a Diary, and shall submit it 
at least once a month to his Superintendent ; and a Report of the 
work done by him, with any instances of success, shall be laid 
before the Committee every three months. If such a Report be 
not sent, or if it be unsatisfactory, the grant shall be suspended 
until explanations have been given. These Reports may be 
published under the direction of the Secretary. 

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and for those whom it may be desirable to keep under his personal 
notice, before admission into Church-membership, or while they 
are on trial for it ; but he shall not become a Class-Leader. And, 
when any one is received into Church-fellowship, the Lay-Agent 
shall leave him to the care of Pastors and Leaders, and pursue 
uninterruptedly his proper work. 

Rule VL — If the Superintendent deem it expedient, the Lay- 
Agent may be transferred from one Society Class to another, and 
may take with him to the Class of which he is for the time being 
a member, any persons not already members of Society, who 
desire to flee from the wrath to come, and to be saved from their 
sins, particularly those who need his special oversight. 

Rule VI I. — Every Lay-Agent shall abstain from needless 
controversies ; and shall, as far as possible, limit his teachings to 
doctrines directly connected with repentance, faith, and holiness. 

Rule VIII. — No Lay-Agent shall, on any consideration, be 
withdrawn from his proper duties. If he holds the office of a 
Local-Preacher, when first engaged, his preaching appointments 
shall be restricted to his duties as an Agent, and to the hall or 
preaching-rooms to which he is attached ; and he shall not act as 
a substitute for any Local-Preacher, or as a supply for any 
Minister. 

Rule IX. — No Lay-Agent shall collect money, whether towards 
the rents and expenses of halls, or the relief of the poor, or any 
other object ; nor shall he sign any recommendation for any one 
to obtain money. He shall not become security for any loan, or 
engage in any business. 

Rule X.— It shall be no part of his duty as a Lay- Agent to 
visit sick Church-members; nor shall he address Anniversary 
Meetings or Schools unconnected with his own Circuit ; or with 
Wesleyan Home-Missions, except with the consent of his 
Superintendent. 

Rule XI. — As it may be found desirable to remove Agents 
from one part of the Metropolis to another, they must engage to 
change their spheres of operations and their residences, whenever 
required to do so by the Committee. 

Rule XII. — The salary of each Lay- Agent, if a married man, 
shall begin at £80 per annum, and may, under special circum- 
stances, be raised to £100. An engagement as a Lay-Agent does 
not involve permanent employment, or any other obligation on the 
part of the Committee. 

—-Each Lay -Agent shall be paid monthly, and may 
ngagement by giving one month^s notice ; and any 
ms duly authorised, may terminate his engagement 
one month^s notice or one month^s pay. 
—Grants in aid of the support of a Lay •'Agent shall 
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employed ; but the entire support of a Lay- Agent may be provided, 
if he labour exclusively in poor and densely -peopled parts of the 
Metropolis. 

Rule XV. — No new Rule shall be considered by the Committee 
until a month^s notice of it has been given ; nor shall any new 
Rule be adopted unless it receive the sanction of two-thirds of the 
Members of a Meeting that has been duly convened. 

Rule XVI. — All new Rules and alterations shall be reported to 
the succeeding Conference for approval. 

Rule XVII. — Each Lay-Agent will be expected to conform to 
the Rules that may from time to time be made by the Committee. 

RELATION OF THE METROPOLITAN CHAPEL 
BUILDING COMMITTEE TO THE CONNEXION, 
AND TO THE WORKING OF OTHER DEPART- 
MENTS. 

In accordance with the recommendations of the Special Com- 
mittee, appointed by the last Conference to consider this subject, 
the Conference resolves, — 

1. That, a Report of the proceedings of the Metropolitan Chapel 
Building Committee shall be annually presented at the Chapel 
Committee of Review, and to the Conference. 

2. That, in future, the Committee of this Fund shall be 
appointed by the Conference, and printed in its Minutes; the 
nomination of Officers and Lay Members being made by the 
Committee, as in the case of other Connexional Funds, 

3. That, to maintain unity of action between the Committee of 
the General Chapel Fund and the Metropolitan Chapel Building 
Fund, one Minister and one Lay-Gentleman from each of those 
Committees be appointed yearly on the other Committee^ in 
addition to the President and the Secretary of the Conference, 
who are e*v officio members of each Committee. 

INSURANCE OF PROPERTY HELD IN TRUST 
FOR CONNEXIONAL PURPOSES FROM FIRE. 

On receiving the Report of the Committee appointed last year 
to consider this subject, the Conference adopted the following 
Resolutions : viz., — 

1. The Conference learns with satisfaction that a number of 
gentlemen are taking the necessary steps for the formation of a 
Limited Liability Company for the Insurance of Connexional 
Trust Property only, against loss by fire. 

2. The Conference permits the use of the Wesley an-Methodist 
name in the designation of the proposed Company, on condition 
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£20,000 has been secured ; and hears with much pleasure that 
the promoters have engaged with one another to provide, in the 
Articles of the Association, that all profits, after payment of 
expenses, and after setting apart a Guarantee-Fund of the above 
amount, shall be applied to Connexional objects. 

3. The Conference expresses its sense of the good feeling and 
disinterestedness of the promoters of the projected Company, and 
its earnest hope that the scheme will receive the support of the 
Methodist Connexion. 

ROMANISM IN IRELAND. 

The Conference has been led to apprehend that measures are in 
contemplation, the effect of which will be more largely to endow 
the Church of Rome in Ireland, or otherwise to provide a system 
of higher education under the influence of Roman-Catholic or 
Ultramontane ecclesiastics. The establishment of such a system 
the Conference could only regard as a serious wrong and calamity 
to the United Kingdom; and it accordingly authorises the 
President, in connection with the Committee of Exigency, to take 
such measures as circumstances may seem to render necessary to 
prevent such a calamity, if possible. 

CONTAGIOUS DISEASES ACTS. 

The Conference presented a Memorial to the First Lord of the 
Treasury, expressing its solemn conviction that the requirements 
of Christian morality imperatively demand the entire repeal of 
these Acts, and that no amount of supposed sanitary or other 
advantages derived from their working, can outweigh the evils 
involved in their original enactment, their continuance on the 
Statute-Book, and their practical administration. 

The receipt of this Memorial was courteously acknowledged ; 
and the Prime Minister engaged to bring it under the consideration 
of his colleagues. 

MISCELLANEOUS RESOLUTIONS. 

1. Thanks to the retiring President. — Resolved unanimously, 

That the respectful and most affectionate thanks of the Conference 

are due, and are hereby presented, to its late President, the Rev. 

John Farkar, for the distinguished ability, and the uniform 

urtesy, and zeal with which he has discharged his 

;s, both during the Session of the last Conference and 

the year. 

ks to the Secretary. — Resolved unanimously. That 
thanks of the Conference be presented to the Rev. Dr. 
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3. The EohPresidenCs Official Sermon, — Resolved unani- 
mously, That the cordial thanks of the Conference be presented to 
the Ex-President, the Rev. John Farraii, for the able and 
impressive Sermon which he delivered in the Oldham-Street 
Chapel, on Sunday morning, July 30th. 

4. The PresidenCa Sermon. — Resolved unanimously, That 
the respectful thanks of the Conference be presented to the 
Rev. Dr. James, the President, for the eloquent and powerful 
Sermon which he delivered in the Oldham-Street Chapel, on 
Sunday evening, July 30th. 

5. The EjS'Presidenfa Charge. — Resolved unanimously. That 
the hearty thanks of. the Conference be presented to the Ex- 
President, the Rev. John Farrar, for the wise, practical, and 
most valuable Charge delivered by him to one division of the 
newly-ordained Ministers ; and that he be earnestly requested to 
publish it. 

6. The Hev. Dr. Jobsotts Charge.^^Resolyed unanimously, 
That the very respectful thanks of the Conference be presented to 
the Rev. Dr. Jobson, for his able, eloquent, and most appropriate 
Charge delivered to the second division of the newlyr-odained 
Ministers ; and that he be earnestly requested to publish it. 

7. The Rev. W. B. Pope's Fernley Lecture. — Resolved 
unanimously. That the cordial and respectful thanks of the 
Conference be presented to the Rev. W. B. Pope, for the very 
able, learned, and evangelical Discourse delivered by him at the 
Fernley Lecture, on Tuesday evening, July 25th. 

8. Thanks to John Fernley^ Esq. — The Trust Deed of 
Trinity Hally Southport, having been presented by Mr. Fernley 
to the Conference, through the Ex- President, whereby that 
building is conveyed for the education of Ministers^ daughters, it 
was resolved unanimously. That the cordial thanks of the Con- 
ference be presented to Mr. Fernley for his munificent gift. 

9. September District Meetings of I87I. — Resolved unani- 
mously, lliat at the next September District Meetings either an 
entire day, or, at least, a special Session, shaU be devoted by the 
Ministers to prayer and conversation on the work of God. 

10. Michaelmas Fast^Day of I87I. — Resolved unanimously. 
That the next Quarterly F&st-Day shall be made a day of special 
humiliation and prayer, in reference to the revival of the work of 
God. 

11. Nomination of Ministerial Members of Connemonal 
Committees. — It is resolved, That a Committee be appointed by 
the Conference, to consist of twelve Ministers, togetheriwith an 
officer of each department, for the purpose of nominating to the 
Conference the Ministerial members of the Connexional Com- 
mittees of Management. 

12. Suggestions from District Meetings. — It is resolved, That 

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the Convener of the Conference Committee on Memoriak fit>m 
Circuits and Suggestions from District Meetings, is authorised to 
obtain, immediately after the Annual District Meetings, from the 
Secretaries of the District Committees, copies of any Suggestions 
which may have been made, and that nothing shall be deemed to 
be a Suggestion of a District Meeting but what is recorded in 
answer to the Question on the subject in the District Minutes. 

The Rev. Fuancis W. GBEEVEsis appointed the Convener of 
the Committee referred to. 

13. Lay-Members of District Committees to he summoned 
by the Chairman. — It is resolved, That, in future, the Chairmen 
of Districts shall be required to send a circular to the Lay 
Members of the District Committee, requesting their attendance 
on the Wednesday, and, if necessary, on the Thursday, in the 
week of the Annual District Meeting, and specifying the business 
that will be brought forward. 

In order to the carrying out of this Resolution, the Superin- 
tendents of Circuits are required to furnish the Chairman of the 
District with the names and addresses of the Circuit Stewards 
immediately after the December Quarterly Meeting. 

14. Methodism in France. — The Conference sanctions the 
making of a Collection in our Chapels on behalf of our cause in 
France, wherever our people, in their September Quarterly 
Meetings, shall be disposed to grant such a Collection ; and it 
directs that a letter from the Conference shall be sent to each 
Superintendent, setting forth the grounds of this special appeal to 
the kindness of our people, with a view to its being read at the 
September Quarterly Meetings. 

15. It is resolved. That the Annual Meetings of the several 
District Committees shall be held between the 12th and tho 19th 
of May, I872, with the exception of the Lincoln, Hull, North 
Wales, South Wales, Isle of Man, and Zetland-Isles Districts. 



STANDING ORDERS. 

1. Home-Missionary Ministers. — (1.) At each Financial 
District Meeting a return shall be made, from each Circuit in 
which a Home-Missionary Minister is stationed, of the sum con- 
tributed by the Circuit to the Home-Mission Fund, and of the 
cost of such appointment to the Home-Mission Committee; 
according to the " Regulations for the employment of Home- 
Missionary Ministers '' adopted by the Conference of 1859. 

(2.) The Conference directs that a special inquiry shall be 
made at the May District Meeting, whether the Regulations for 
the employment of Home- Missionary Ministers, adopted by the 
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Home-Missionary Ministers are appointed ; and that a Report in 
each case shall be made to the Conference. 

2. Candidates for Ordination. — The Conference directs that 
Candidates for Ordination shall, at or before the May District 
Meeting, preach before three Ministers of the District, who shall 
report to the Meeting. 

3. Preachers on Trial. — (1.) The Conference, having been 
informed that in several Circuits the Preachers on Trial have 
very rarely an opportunity of receiving the Lord's Supper, resolves 
that, in compliance with a former injunction on this subject, the 
Superintendents be required to make the necessary arrangements, 
in their Circuit-Plans, for securing to their junior Colleagues 
proper facilities for partaking of this holy Sacrament. (2.) When- 
ever it shall be found to be practicable. Preachers on Trial shall 
preach during the District Meetings. 

4. Candidates for Admission on Trial. — ITiose Preachers 
who are recommended for admission on Trial shall preach in tlje 
presence of at least three of the Ministers of the District Com- 
mittee, (at or about the time of its Annual Meeting in May,) to 
be selected by the Chairman, exclusively of the Superintendents 
by whom the Candidates respectively are proposed ; and a special 
report of the Sermons shall be made in the District Meeting, and 
immediately forwarded in writrng to the London Committee of 
Examination. 

5. Attendance of Ministers at Official Meetings.^^Mistakes 
having arisen on this subject, the Conference deems it proper and 
necessary to declare, that all the Ministers and Preachers on Trial 
appointed to a Circuit have a constitutional right to take part as 
members in our Leaders' Meetii^gs, and in all other ^flficial 
meetings of the Circuits to whidh they are appointed. 

6. Minor District Meetings. — In all cases m whicTi theliolding 
of a Minor District Meering is rendered necessary, such Meeting, 
except under the Regulation passed by the Conference in 1840 
{Minutesy Vol. IX., p. 94), shall be held in the District in 
which the accused party resides, the accused and the accuser 
selecting respectively two Ministers from the said District, who, 
with the Chairman thereof, shall constitute the Minor IMsfirict 
Meeting. 

Should either party refuse or decMne to choose two Ministers, 
to act as members of the Meeting, the Chairman is empowered 
and directed to nominate them, so that the number required by 
rule may be made up. 

7. Supply of Vacancies. — Instances having occurred in which 
Superintendents and other Ministers, needing Circuit- supplies on 
occasion of sickness and various casualties, have applied to the 
President of the Conference without first taking counsel wkh the 
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return to the old plan of first communicating with the Chainnan 
in every such case. 

8: Liverpool Minutes, — - The Resolutions adopted by the 
Conference in the year 1820, and usually called the ^^ Liverpool 
Minutes,^^ besides being read and considered in the Annual 
Meeting of each District Committee, (as our standing Regulations 
require,) shall also be read at the Weekly Meeting of Ministers 
in each Circuit, next following the September Quarterly Meeting ; 
and the Chairman of Districts are directed to make inquiry 
concerning the due observance of this regulation. 

9. District Minutes. — The Chairmen of Districts are required 
to procure three complete copies of the Minutes of the several 
Annual and other Meetings of the District Committees, tran- 
scribed according to the order of time in which such Meetings 
shall have been held, and duly signed by the Chairman and 
Secretary. One of these copies shall be inserted in the District 
Records ; a second shall be reserved for the use of the Chairman 
and Financial Secretary at the Conference ; and a third shall be 
delivered to the Assistant-Secretaries, on the Wednesday pre- 
ceding the Conference, and by them to the President during the 
first week of each Conference, to be preserved, under his direction, 
as a document appertaining to the Connexion. The several 
copies of the last class shall be written on foolscap paper, that 
they may be annually bound together in one volume. 

10. Annual Return of Members in Society. — The number of 
Members in Society, and of persons admitted on trial, as taken at 
the March Quarterly Visitation in each year, and reported in the 
Circuit Schedules presented at the District Meetings, shall be the 
number returned on the Minutes of the following Conference. 

1 1 . Circuit Schedules. — In order to bring the state and progress 
of the work of God in every Circuit distinctly under the examina- 
tion of the District Meetings, copies of the Printed Circuit 
Schedules^ duly filled up, shall be annually produced, examined, 
and considered. The Chairmen of Districts are made responsible 
for the execution of this order. (See also Minutes for 1831, 
Q. XXV. ; Vol. VII., p. 67.) 

The Circuit Schedules containing the Returns of the Members 
in Society are to be forwarded, immediately after the May 
District Meetings, to the Rev. Alexander M*Aulay, 5, The 
Grove, Stratford. 

12. Schedules and Circulars on Connewumal Business. — 
As it is obviously desirable that the Committees appointed by 
the Conference to manage the several depai*tments of tne business 
of the Connexion, in the intervals of its Session, should be 
furnished with as much statistical information as possible on the 
matters of business severally confided to their care, the Conference 
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they deem it expedient, suitable Circulars and Schedules to the 
Superintendents, or to the Chairmen of Districts, as the case may 
require; and directs the Superintendents and Chairmen duly to 
return such Schedules properly filled up. 

13. iMy- Members of Conneanonal Committees. — (1.) At the 
Annual Meeting of each District Committee in Great Britain, 
one Gentleman, being a member of the Society, shall be chosen 
by the lay-members of the District Committee, to be a member of 
the Committee of the Home-Mission and Contingent Fund, held 
preparatory to the Conference; and the Gentleman so chosen 
shall have the right to attend, and take part in the proceedings 
of, the Annual Meetings of the Missionary Committee, the 
Schools' Committee, the Chapel Committee, the Theological 
Institution Committee, and the Education Committee, held pre- 
paratory to the Conference. 

(2.) In respect to the several Committees of the Connexional 
Funds, it is resolved, that a certain number of lay gentlemen shall 
retire annually by rotation, the same persons being ineligible for 
immediate re-election, except in special cases. 

14. Representative to the Stationing Committee. — The 
Minister who shall be the Representative of each District to the 
Stationing Committee shall be chosen by the united votes of the 
Ministers and Laymen who are members of the District 
Committee. 

15. Division of Circuits. — Before District Committees con- 
sent to the division of any Circuit, inquiry must be made 
whether due attention has been paid to satisfactory arrangements 
for the Trust-Estates affected by the proposed division, especially 
in reference to any debts existing thereon. 

16. Quarterly Fast-Days. — The days upon which the 
Quarterly Fast, appointed by Uule, is to be observed throughout 
the Connexion, for the following year, are, Fridays, October 6th, 
December 29tli, March 29th, and June 28th. 

17. Rule of 1797 concerning Admission of Members. — Mis- 
takes having occasionally arisen respecting the meaning of the 
Rule of 1797) on the subject of the admission of persons ' who 
are on trial as members of our Society, the Conference deems it 
necessary to repeat the statement, That it never was intended that 
the names of all those who are on trial should be laid before a 
Ijcaders^ Meeting for distinct and formal discussion ; but solely, 
that if there be, in the opinion of a Leader, any reasonable 
objection to the character and conduct of any person who is on 
trial, such objection may be stated by him; and that, if the 
validity of the objection be established to the satisfaction of the 
Meeting, a Member's Ticket shall not be given to the person, so 
objected to, at the Quarterly Visitation. 

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Member resident in a place where no Leaders^ Meeting is statedly 
held, the case shall be referred for investigation to the Leaders* 
Meeting of the principal Society in the Circuit-town. The 
Leader or Leaders, and the Society Stewards, of the Society of 
which the accused is a member, shall be associated with the 
Leaders^ Meeting for the purposes of the investigation. 

19. Reading of the Pastoral Address in Society Meetings. — 
The Superintendents are directed to appoint Special Society 
Meetings to be held at the principal Chapels in their Circuits, 
for the purpose of bavins the Pastoral Address read, and made the 
subject of suitable remarKs and exhortations. 

20. Contingent Fund, — In future, all payments on account of 
Ordinary Deficiencies shall be made througn the medium of the 
Financial Secretaries of Districts. The payments on account of 
Home Missionaries are to be made directly to and by the 
Treasurers of the Fund. 

21. The Army. — The Chairmen of Districts are directed to 
inquire of the Superintendents of Circuits iji which troops are 
marched to Divine service in our chapels, the average number of 
non-commissioned officers and men in attendance ; distinguishing 
the number of members in Society. The returns given are to be 
recorded in the District Minutes. If there be no military attend- 
ance in the District, a note to that effect shall be inserted. 

22. Conference Plan, — The Superintendents of those Circuits 
in which the Conference may from year to year assemble, shall, 
with the previous approbation of the President, (as already 
required by rule,) complete and print, not later than the I5th 
day of June in each year, a Plan of the order of preaching in the 
principal chapels during the Session of the Conference ; and shall 
also, on or before the above date, inform every person whom they 
have appointed to preach in those chapels, of the time and place of 
such appointment. And in order that the Plan thus prepared may 
not be violated, to the disappointment of our friends, and to the 
great inconvenience of other parties concerned, no Minister who 
attends the Conference shall be at liberty to make an engagement 
to preach, in any other Circuit, either on the Sabbath, or on any 
other day, during the period appointed for the meeting of the 
Conference, or of its various Preparatory Committees, at the time 
for which his name shall be inserted on the Conference Plan. 

23. The Chairmen of Districts are enjoined to make particular 
inquiries at their Annual Meetings in reference to all the points of 
Discipline specified in the first Article of the Answer to Q. 
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CONFERENCE OF 1872. 

Q. XXIII. When and where shall our next Confeeence 
be held ? 

A. In London^ commencing on Wednesday, July Slst, 187^, 
at Nine o''clock, a.m. 

Signed in behalf and by order of the Conference, 

JOHN H. JAMES, Presidmt, 
LUKE H. WISEMAN, Secretary. 

Manchester^ August lUA, I87I. 

The Peesident'*s address is^ 21, Yonge Park^ Seven Sisters*^ 
Road, London^ N. ; and the Secretary'^s, 26, Highbury -Place , 
London^ N. 



ORDER OF COMMITTEES FOR I872. 

The Committees preparatory to the next Conference are 
appointed to meet in London, as follows : (subject however, to 
any change of the particular order, days, or hours, here specified, 
which the President, giving due notice to the parties concerned, 
may find it expedient to make :) namely, 

1. Stationing Committee^ Tuesday, July 23rd, at nine a.m. 

2. Auxiliary Fund Commitlee^ (p. 386,) Thursday, 

July 25th, at half-past six p.m. 

3. Kingswood and Woodhouse Grove Schools* Committee^ 

and Children's Fund Committee^ (pp. 369 — 371,) 
Friday, July 26th, at nine a.m. 

4. Annual Meeting of Trustees of New Kingswood and 

Woodhouse Grove Schools^ Friday, July 26th, at 
noon. 

5. General Education CommUtee^ (p. 392,) Friday, 

July 26th, at four p.m. 

6. Theological Institution Committee of Review^ (pp. 387 

— 389,) Saturday, July 27th, at nine a.m. 

7. Annual Meetings of the Trustees of the Institution' 

Houses^ Saturday, July 27ih, at noon. 

8. The Lord's Day Committee, (pp. 393, 394,) Saturday, 

July 27th, at three p.m. 

9. Chapel-Committee of Review, (pp. 375, 376,) Monday, 

July 29th, at nine a.m. 

10. Home-Mission and Contingent Fund, (pp. 383, 384,) 

Monday, July 29th, at four p.m. 

11. Missionary Committee of Review, (pp. 367> 368,) 

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12 Board of Trustees for Chapels, Tuesday, July 30th, 
at half-past four p.m. 
It is proposed that the FfiRNLEir Lecture shall be delivered 
on Tuesday Evening, July 30th, at 7 p-m, 

N.B. 1. The Secretaries of the several Funds are directed to 
meet in London, on Wednesday, July 24th, for the purpose of 
preparing for their respective Committees the accounts of their 
several departments. 

2. The Assistant-Secretaries of the Conference, the Revs. 
Henry W. Williams, Marmaduke C. Osbom, and Robert N. 
Young, are directed to attend at the same time, for the purpose of 
compiling from the District Minutes various lists, etc., which will 
facilitate the business of the Committees, and of the subsequent 
Conference. 

3. The Chairmen of Districts are required to bring, or send, in 
time for the meeting of the Secretaries of the several Funds, on 
Wednesday, July 24th, perfect copies of the District Minutes, 
including an account of the Numbers in Society in the several Cir- 
cuits of their Districts, as taken at the March Visitation in 1872. 

LIST OF GENERAL COLLECTIONS AND 
SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR 1871-72. 

The following are the usual and regular Collections which are 
to be made in all our Circuits during the ensuing year ; viz., — 

1. The private Donations in the Classes, on behalf of the 
Worn-out Ministers^ and Minister^ Widows'* Auxiliary Fund, 
shall be entered in the Class-Books at the next September Visita- 
tion, and collected in the month of October, and forwarded at 
once to the District Treasurer. (See Minutes of 1851, Q. xxvii., 
A. 2, Vol. XL, p. 664.) 

2. The Private Subscriptions and Public Collections for the 
New-Kingswood and Woodhouse- Grove Schools, etc., are to be 
made in the early part of the month of November, I87I ; and 
the amount, without any deduction on account of Educational 
Allowances to Children, is to be immediately remitted to the 
Rev. Frederick Payne, Bryn-yr-Haul, Mold, Flintshire, one of 
the General Secretaries for the School-Fund. Each Superin- 
tendent must also send to Mr. Payne a particular account of the 
sums contributed to the Fund, and of all claims for Educational 
Allowances in his Circuit, specifying distinctly the names of the 
children for whose education the claims are made, the date, year, 
and place of their birth, and the exact number of years during 
which the allowance has been received. 

3. The Annual Subscriptionsi due January 1st, and occasional 
Donations, for the Wesleyan Theological Institution, are to be 
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1872; and forthwith remitted to the Rev. John Farrar, 
Headingley^ Leeds. Post-Office Orders to he made payable in 
Leeds. The Public Collection for the Theological Institution is 
also to be remitted to the Rev. John Farrar. 

4. The Annual Public Collections for the General Chapel 
Fund are to be made, and Subscriptions solicited, in the month of 
February, 1872 ; and the whole amount should be immediately 
remitted to the Rev. Messrs. Bedford and Edwards, General 
Secretaries, Oldham-Street Chapel^ Manchester, 

5. The Yearly Collection in all the Classes is to be made, as 
usual, at the March Visitation; and the money is to be paid at 
the District Meetings in May. 

6. The Private Subscriptions and Public Collections for the 
Wesleyan Education Fund are to be made in the month of April, 
1872; and the money is to be paid, at or before the May 
District Meeting, to the Financial Secretaries, and by them remit- 
ted, with the Circuit ListSy to the Rev. Theophilus Woolmer, 
Lady Margaret- Roadj Kentish-Town, London, N.W, 

7- The Private Subscriptions for the Mission-Fund are to be 
received in all our Circuits, either weekly, monthly, quarterly, or 
annually, as is most convenient to the Subscribers. The annual 
Public Collections for that Fund are to be made in all our chapels, 
' and other preaching-places, at the time of the Anniversaries of the 
several Auxiliary or Branch Societies; or, where no Public 
Meetings of that kind are held, in the month of May. The money 
so raised must be remitted, through the District Treasurers, to 
the General Treasurers, whose address is, Wesleyan Centenary 
Hall, Bishopsgate-Street'Wiihin, London, E.C. 

8. The Private Subscriptions for the Auxiliary Worn-out 
Ministers^ and Widows^ Fund are to be solicited in the month of 
May, 1872; and a list of Subscriptions is to be sent to the 
Secretary, the Rev. Henry H. Chettle, VVoodhouse-Grove, 
Apperley-Bridge, near Leeds, not later than the 30th of June. 
(See Minutes of 1851, Q. xxviii.. Vol. XL, p. 666.) The 
money is to be paid on or before the first day of the Conference to 
the Financial Secretary of the District, and by him to Messrs. 
Napier and Rattenbur^, the Treasurers. 

9. The Collections in aid of the Home-Mission and Contingent 
Fund, for the support and spread of the Gospel in Great Britain 
and Ireland, are to be made in all our chapels and preaching- 
places, not later than the second Sunday in July, 1872; but^ 
wherever practicable, before the May District Meeting, and in 
connection with a Public Meeting, as recommended by the 
Conference. Subscriptions and Donations are to be paid to the 
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THE ANNUAL ADDRESS OF THE CONFERENCE 
TO THE METHODIST SOCIETIES. 

Dear Brethren, 

According to our use and wont, we again offer to you our 
annual greeting in the name of our great Head and Lord, and renew 
the oft-repeated expressions of our confidence and love towards 
you. And this, be assured, is with us no mere accustomed com- 
pliment, or matter of ecclesiastical courtesy, but the observance 
of an obligation as binding as it is congenial. For the pastors 
and the people of Methodism stand to one another in a relation- 
ship solemn and tender, — a relationship which is rooted in the 
Cross, and the responsibilities of which stretch onward into 
eternity. Yea, we are ** one body in Christ ; '"^ even in that 
" unity of the Spirit " of which He is the blessed centre and 
bond, and the final cause of which is " the glory of God the 
Father."*' Hence we are ** members one of another ; "' — " lives 
there in us all one soul ; ^ — our interests are the same ; and our 
joys and sorrows are mutual. We cannot come together, there- 
fore, for the passing under review of that great work which is so 
dear to us and to you alike, without reiterating that '* ye are in 
our hearts to die and live with you,'' and challenging afresh your 
love and esteem at least for that work's sake. And now that, 
after such review, we are returning to our respective spheres of 
hallowed toil, we would salute you as Boaz did the reapers, and 
say, " The Lord be with you." Do you give us their response, 
"The Lord bl ess you." 

Amongst the closing words of our last Address to you were 
these : ** We are beginning an eventful year ; even as we write 
these words the Ruler of all is altering the position of nations, and 
inscrutably advancing His purposes by the strange ministry of con- 
flict and blood.'* That forecast has been terribly justified. While 
through the goodness of God we have ourselves, as a people, 
continued to enjoy the blessings of national peace under a con- 
stitutional and stable government, a war of gigantic dimensions, 
between two of the greatest military Powers in Europe, has 
shaken the Continent, stormed and overthrown some of its strongest 
cities, and deluged many of its fair plains with blood. Nor, 
when peace was at length re-established between France and 
Germany, were the calamities of the former at an end ; for then 
the flumes of a civil insurrection broke out, which laid much of 
the capital of France in ashes, and which was only finally stayed 
by the sacrifice of tens of thousands of its citizens. Happily, 
we were kept as a nation from interference in this momentous 
conflict : but it thrilled these Islands from end to end ; and, no 
doubt, the engrossing occupation of our public thought and feeling 
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upon the spiritual life of our own as well as other Churches, even 
as it has unquestionably affected us in some other respects. 

Notwithstanding, we are again permitted to report favourably 
respecting all the external and material interests of our beloved 
Connexion. Our various Institutions continue to show every sign 
of health and vitality. Our missionarv operations, both Home 
and Foreign, have been carried on with unabated efficiency and 
success. Our Theological Institution, in its three Colleges, has 
approved itself by its results, as ascertained by the Examinations, 
and as witnessed by the bearing of the students throughout the 
year. The Secretaries of our Chapel Affairs report that there 
has been expended, during the year, in the erection of Chapels, 
and the acquisition of other Trust-property, the sum of £228,364, 
of which no less than £177' 483 has been freely contributed, 
while £53,120 of former debt has been extinguished. 

Our Sunday-schools were never more largely attended, or better 
conducted. And with regard to our Day-schools there has been 
shown a good measure of that quickened activity which we solicited 
at our last Conference, in view of the new circumstances created 
by the passing of the Elementary Education Act. ** One hundred 
and forty-six new Schools were opened at Christmas last, which, 
with three or four since opened, make a present total of nine 
hundred and three Wesleyan Schools, of which about eight 
hundred and fifly are receiving the benefits of Government 
inspection and annual grants.^ When to all this it is added that 
the number of our regular worshippers is increasing, that in most 
Circuits the temporal comfort of ministers is receiving greater 
consideration, and that, as a community, we are obviously advancing 
in intelligence and in social influence, surely it were a conspicuous 
and a culpable ingratitude, did we fail to mark these tokens of the 
Divine benediction, or omit to praise Him by whose favour we 
have been made to stand so strong. 

But now, alas ! over against all this material expansion and out- 
ward progress, and the cheering fact of an addition of nearly two 
thousand members in our Foreign field, and of some thousands in 
connection with the Affiliated Conferences, we have to place the 
sad fact of a decrease in the number of our members at home. 
And, in spite of all that may be said, and justly said, against the 
fallacy of judging of our condition by this test considered singly, 
we are persuaded that it is scarcely possible to exaggerate its 
significance as the main index of our spiritual vitality as a people. 
No : when we have made allowance for the exceptions which have 
to be recognised in this as in all practical questions, nothing can 
be better established than that there is a close relation between 
our class-meetings and our religious life. The barometer is not 
a surer test of changes in the atmosphere. Cause and effect are 
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over the report this year of a diminished number in our classes 
as the sign of a spiritual depression operating upon our 
Societies. Besides ; we have been wont to look upon the 
returns from our classes as indicating the measure of our evan- 
gelistic success. Viewed in this light, therefore, the return for 
the past year awakens solicitude lest our efforts for the salvation 
of souls should have been slackened. 

Where then are we to look for the causes of lessened spiritual 
vitality and feebler evangelistic action ? Is not one of them to be 
found in that excessive devotion to secular business which absorbs 
the whole week-day life of some of you, leaving you little time 
for private or family devotion, and none for the week-even- 
ing services; and which, by the time that Sunday returns, 
has dissipated all your energies, so that you are indisposed for 
any Christian work even on that day ? Is not another of them 
discernible in the increase of luxury and of self-indulgence ; of 
habits foreign to the ^^ hardness'^ which befits " the good soldier 
of Jesus Christ,^ and indisposing you to works of faith and 
labours of love ? And may not a third be detected in the growing 
desire for amusement on the part of another section of you ; such 
as, both in the degree to which you indulge it, and in the 
questionable directions which it takes, is sadly at variance as well 
with the ethics of the New Testament, as with our Methodist 
traditions ? 

Think not, brethren, while we allege these things against you, 
that we hold ourselves blameless. That feeling is far from us. 
On the contrary, we admit with shame, and, during our Con- 
ference, have confessed with tears, that '^ both in preaching and 
living ''^ we have fallen far short of our Ordination vows, and of 
what the Chief Shepherd requires of us. On one point, indeed, 
we are "confident:'' in regard to "doctrine'' we have continued 
to " show uncorruptness." We have not been seduced from the 
simplicity of the Gospel either by the Romanist or the Rationalist 
influences of the day. In the Methodist pulpit there has not yet 
appeared what is called a " developed " theology, but "that" only 
which ye have " heard from the beginning." We still " preach 
Christ," as against those ^ho preach science and philosophy : 
we preach " Christ crucified^ as against those who misplace and 
exaggerate the Incarnation. Yet, alas ! while our orthodoxy has 
thus been maintained, we have to humble ourselves because of the 
too frequent coldness with which we have preached the Gospel 
unto you, and because we have felt so little of that longing for 
souls which is the best ministerial endowment, and the surest 
note of an apostolic succession. Nor, out of the pulpit, have we 
at all seasons adequately " watched for your souls, as those that 
must give account." While we have not neglected the work of 
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We have not cared for the young of our flocks with all the 
assiduity and the tenderness which they justly claim from us. As 
we contemplate the New-Testament ideal of the Christian 
ministry we feel abashed. We stand rebuked also as we call to 
mind the fervent piety and the heroic labours of our ministerial 
fathers, the early Methodist preachers. Yes, brethren, we join 
you in that humiliation before God to which the spiritual state 
of our Connexion calls us. We unite with you in the common 
confession ; and may God, even our own God, and the God 
of our fathers, hear and forgive us as we thus together cry and 
plead, 

'' Our mou(h as in the dust we lay, 

And still for mercy, mercy, pray : 

Unworthy to behold Thy face. 

Unfaithful stewards of Thy grace, 

Our sin and wickedness we own, 

And deeply for acceptance groan." 

And now, returning to our sacred work for another year, we 
resolve, on our part, God being our Helper, to be '^ in labours 
more abundant^ We will endeavour to devote ourselves more 
singly to the grand aim of Methodism in spreading Scriptural 
holiness through the length and breadth of the land ; to ^^ give 
ourselves continually to the word of God and to prayer.*^ We 
will *' study to show ourselves approved unto God, workmen that 
need not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.'" In our 

Eublic teaching we will not '* offer unto the Lord of that which 
as cost us nothing : ^ we will bring ^< beaten oil^ into the sanctuary. 
By a more luminous ^* manifestation of the truth " we will seek 
more strongly to ** commend ourselves to every man^s conscience 
in the sight of Grod.^ We determine also, by the grace of God, 
to give a more watchful oversight to the objects of our pastoral 
care. We will strive to keep a stricter eye on those members of our 
Societies who remove from place to place; and, following the 
example of the Chief Shepherd, we will go after such as wander 
into the wilderness, if haply we may find and restore them. On the 
children of our families and congregations we resolve to bestow 
a more kindly and a more strenuous attention. And since we 
know that the pastoral office is of small power except as it is 
enforced by holiness of life, we will endeavour to cultivate a 
deeper personal piety ; striving to be ^^ examples of the believers 
in word, in conversation, in charity^ in spirit, in faith, in purity.^ 
Brethren, for the carrying out of such resolutions as the fore- 
going, we shall need your prayers. Let us have them. If the 
Apostles themselves were dependent on the supplications of the 
Church, how much more are we ? Then ** suffer the word of 
exhortation ^ with regard to your own spirit and action during 
the coming year. Seek to acquire, as being of supreme impor- 
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under *' the powers of the world to come.'*^ Secure more time 
for private devotion. ** Search the Scriptures," in the use of all 
available helps to a better understanding of them. Be more 
regular in your attendance at the class-meeting, and prepare for 
it by a more studious self-examination. Love the house of the 
Lord : and show that love by going to its week-day services ; not 
only when the word is preached, but also when the prayer-meeting 
is held. 

By such a diligent observance of the appointed conditions, seek 
to grow in grace and in the knowledge and love of Christ. Strive 
thus to leave the lower levels of the spiritual life and to rise to 
its higher planes, whereon you shall breathe a freer air and be 
braced for greater activity. It will be your wisdom so to do ; it' 
will enhance greatly your own happiness. Gladness of heart, 
assuredly, does not spring from the increase of ^* corn and wine: ^ 
it is the direct gift of God, and given in the measure of our 
fellowship with Him. 

But it is also in order to your greater religious influence and 
usefulness that we exhort you to this closer walk with God. 
Your deeper piety would exert an immediate and a conspicuous 
effect upon your families. It would purify, at the same time 
that it sweetened, the streams of your domestic life. Your 
children and the servants of your households would be blessed 
through your quickened religious earnestness. It would also 
affect beneficially all your social relations. Not driving you into 
sourness and severity, it would yet preserve you from that neutral 
bearing in the intercourse of life which is both so cowardly and 
so mischievous. It would, moreover, interpenetrate and sanctify 
all your commercial dealings ; leading you to *' provide things 
honest in the sight of all men,^' and rendering you incapable of 
the wild speculation which has of late years wrought us such harm 
and loss. Still further, and notably, this deepened piety would 
blessedly freshen and stimulate the whole of your Church-life. 
You would then ask more frequently, in relation to its work, 
** Lord, what wilt Thou have me to do ? '^ You would be more 
ready to deny yourselves, and to take up your cross, by visiting 
the poor and the sick, by teaching in the Sunday-school, by 
carrying the Gospel to neglected populations, or by some other 
form of direct Christian activity. Feeling the supreme importance 
of this work, you would not allow yourselves to be so pre-occupied, 
even by your duties as citizens and members of the commonwealth, 
as to be unable to attend to it. In view at once of the world's 
urgent need and of your own obligations to the Saviour, you would 
not — could not — " stand all the day idle."" Wherever you beheld 
ignorance ancl sin, you would hear the challenge, ^^ The Lord 
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So then, brethren, in concluding, we once more *^ commend you 
to God, and to the word of His grace."" And do Thou, O blessed 
Spirit, Lord and Giver of life, whom by our sin and lukewarmness 
we have justly displeased, return and visit our Zion with the 
more copious baptisms of Thy grace! *^Our fathers have 
declared unto us the noble works that Thou didst in their days, 
and in the old time before them.^ Come down upon us as Thou 
didst upon them. Give tongues of fire to us Thy servants, that 
we may proclaim the Gospel with " words that burn,*" Inspire 
us with that love of God and man which is kindled at the Cross. 
And be as " the dew unto'^ all our ** Israel,^ that it ** may grow 
as the lily, and cast forth its roots as Lebanon:^' that its 
*^ branches may spread, and its beauty be as the olive-tree, and 
its smell as* Lebanon.*" Wilt Thou not revive us again ? Wilt 
Thou not fulfil that ^'promise of a shower "'* which has descended 
upon us during our Conference in drops so refreshing? O let 
this be as one of " the years of the right hand of the Most High !*" 
Grant us to see thousands of souls added unto the Lord. And 
not on us only but on all the thirsty land let Thy grace be poured 
out. Let everjr one of the Churches of Christ, along with our- 
selves, have to rejoice over an unprecedented prosperity. Amen. 

Signed on behalf and by order of the Conference, 

JOHN H. JAMES, President. 
LUKE H. WISEMAN, Secretary. 

Manchester^ August 10/A, 187L 



THE ANNUAL ADDRESS OF THE IRISH CONFERENCE, 
1871, TO THE BRITISH CONFERENCE OF 1871. 

Revebend and beloved Brethben, 

As a body of Christian ministers, placed under the deepest 
obligation to the piety, wisdom, and self-sacrificing devotion of 
those whose successors we are, we cannot but feel touched by 
your kindly allusion to ** manly forms no longer to be seen among ^^ 
you, and to ** voices now still in death.^ For the memory of our 
fathers we cherish the most reverent affection ; and while we 
inherit from them a devoted loyalty to the Constitution and laws 
of Great Britain, and a cordial and, we trust, undying attachment 
to British Methodism, we hail with unaffected pleasure and thank- 
fulness your Answer to our Address of last year. For the 
character of that reply, too, we are grateful ; since it renews the 
expression of your love for Irish Methodism, encouragingly 
approves of our efforts, sympathises with us amid the difficulties 
which our peculiar field of labour presents, and congratulates us 
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has been pleased to crown our labours for the promotion of His 
glory. 

It is to us a cause of unfeigned joy that you are able to report 
progress in every department of your work, but especially that 
you have been cheered by many cases of clear conversion, and of 
godly edification, and by a goodly ingathering of precious souls 
to your ecclesiastical fold. In progress like this you have the 
surest indication of the approval and presence of the Shepherd 
and Bishop of souls, and the most unequivocal demonstration that 
the Gospel as ministered by you is not " in word only, but also 
in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance.*^ 
*^ The Lord God of your fathers make you a thousand times so 
many more as ye are, and bless you as He hath promised."*^ 

In your Educational efforts we cannot but feel the most profound 
interest. We believe that next in importance to the Church is 
the School ; and in your recognition of the principle that every 
child has a right to education, and that no education is complete 
without religion, — in your unconquerable purpose to supply 
religious instruction to all young persons who may be brought 
within the sphere of your influence, —and in the rapid multiplica- 
tion of your Sunday and Day schools, we see the dawning of a 
brighter day than has ever yet shone upon your churches and 
your nation. In this department of your work we emphatically 
wish you **God speed ;^ and we earnestly pray that, whatever 
may be the regulation of the State in regard to both primary and 
university education, the day is not far distant when every young 
person within the vast empire of Great Britain shall be not only 
secularly but scripturally instructed. 

In regard to National Education in Ireland, our views are 
unchanged. Considering the political and religious animosities 
which, unhappily, divide our population ; the persevering efforts 
of both priests and demagogues to keep those animosities alive ; 
the purpose of the emissaries of Rome to bring into Papal bondage 
the intellect and the heart of the nation ; and the ameliorating 
and elevating influences already exerted upon the masses of the 
people by the existing National Schools; we believe that the 
present system of National Education is the best that could be 
devised. Its declared object is combined secular and separate 
religious instruction ; and while it affords every reasonable facility 
for imparting religious knowledge, it does so without either 
abetting error^ or infringing liberty of conscience, or interfering 
with just parental authority. Some anomalies have indeed crept 
into the administration of the system, by which special favours 
have been granted to Romish institutions, but these are exceptional, 
and will, we trust, be removed by the firm and impartial inter- 
ference of the Imperial Parliament. We trust you will be mindful 
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shall be made to Romanize the education of our people, you will 
give us the aid of your powerful influence in endeavouring to 
maintain the present system. 

We are deeply thankful to Almighty God to be able to report 
very favourably of the Methodist College, Belfast. It continues 
to maintain its high character for educational efficiency; the 
number of its scholars and students increases, and many of its 
alumni bid fair for extensive usefulness in our Church. For 
having so kindly continued to us the services of the Rev. William 
Arthur, M.A., we are deeply grateful. These services, rendered 
so cheerfully, faithfully, and efficiently, have been of inestimable 
value to the Institution over which he has so ably presided ; and 
now that the term of these services closes, and that, in view of the 
necessities of your own work, you have need to recall him, we part 
from him with regret, and with feelings of the highest esteem and of 
the deepest fraternal affection. Earnestly do we pray that our 
Divine Master may long spare him to labour for the good of our 
common Methodism and of our common Christianity. The Com- 
mittee of the College nominated, and the Conference has appointed, 
the Rev. Robert Crook, LL.D., as Mr. Arthur's successor. In 
him we have the fullest confidence ; and we are persuaded that 
his talent, scholarship, industry, and long experience in teaching, 
afford ample guarantees for the satisfactory discharge of the duties 
imposed on him by his present appointment. For the generous 
response of your people to the appeal of our beloved brother, 
Dr. Scott, in behalf of the funds of the College, we feel deeply 
indebted ; and we earnestly pray that this fruit may abound to 
their account, and that it may be " an odour of a sweet smell, a 
sacrifice acceptable, well pleasing to God."" 

Through the mercy of God, and by the marvellous over-ruling 
of His providence, we have during the year eryoyed an unwonted 
freedom from political agitation. Though the startling events on 
the Continent of Ei\rope with which the year opened seemed 
ominous of evil for Ireland, and though many of our deluded 
countrymen, in anticipation of the success of the French arms 
and the triumph of the Papacy, appeared ripe for disloyal mani- 
festations and rebellious uprising; yet, with the exception of 
agrarian crime, happily confined within certain limited districts of 
our island, seldom have we had a year of more popular quiet. The 
victories of Prussia, the triumphal entry of Victor Emmanuel into 
Rome, the fall of the temporal power of the Pope, the earnest 
protests of intelligent and influential Roman Catholics on the 
Continent of Europe against the dogma of Infallibility, have done 
more to keep the bigoted and disloyal among us in peace, than 
could have been accomplished by any number of penal laws or 
military forces. May this be the harbinger of dispassionate 
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men, and may they soon give the Gospel of Jesus as patient a 
hearing as is accorded to it by many of their co-religionists in 
Italy and Spain. Pray for us, brethren, " that God would open 
unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ*" 
amongst the erring and bigoted masses of this benighted and 
superstitious land. 

That our greatest work, the winning of souls to Christ, has not 
been more successful, we deeply deplore. Nevertheless, we have 
not been without visible evidence that the Lord has been with us. 
Believets have been strengthened, comforted, and kept from the 
corruptions that are in the world through lust ; gracious outpour- 
ings of the Spirit and revivals of religion have taken place in 
some of our Circuits ; many sinners have been converted ; and, 
besides filling up the vacancies caused by the usual stream of 
emigration from our shores, our Churches have been enlarged by 
a small addition of members. For these results we are thankful. 
But they do not satisfy us. We want more of the demonstration 
of the Spirit. Our earnest cry is, "O Lord, revive Thy work l"^ 

For the new arrangement with regard to the Mission work in 
Ireland we are grateful to the Missionary Committee. We feel 
that this lays us under obligation to push forward with increasing 
vigour the evangelization of our country ; and we are persuaded 
that it will economize the pecuniary means at our disposal, 
facilitate the augmentation of our agency, and enable us, by the 
blessing of God, to effect more for our Church and for Christ 
than we have hitherto been enabled to do ; while it will, if possible, . 
strengthen the bonds by which Methodism in England and 
Ireland is already so firmly united. 

We have had pleasure in welcoming among us the Rev. John 
Farrar, equally your beloved President and ours. In him we 
have had a wise counsellor, and an able and courteous adminis- 
trator; and to both ourselves and our people his public ministra- 
tions have been very acceptable and useful. With him we have 
also cordially welcomed the Ex-l^resident, the Rev, Frederick 
J. Jobson, D.D., for whom we feel a deep and growing affection, 
and whose kindly and generous interest in Irish Methodism we 
can never forget. The Rev. George T. Perks, M.A., too, we 
have rejoiced to see among us ; from whose valuable suggestions 
and public services we have derived considerable profit. We 
have had again to regret the absence of Dr. James, on account of 
bodily affliction. But he has had our affectionate sympathy ; and 
we trust that his health will be speedily and fully restored, and 
that we shall at some future time have the privilege of welcoming 
his presence among us. 

We have appointed as our Representatives in your Conference 
the Rev. Robinson Scott, D D., — whom we have also nominated 
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Rev. William Gorman. These brethren know our affairs, and 
will be able to communicate our views on such matteifi as may 
arise respecting our mutual interests. 

And now, after another season of affectionate fraternal inter- 
course, and prayerful and profitable waiting upon God, and with 
renewed consecration of ourselves to our Master, we go forth once 
more to the great work of saving couls ; nor can we for a moment 
doubt of success, while relying on the aid of the life-giving Spirit, 
and while cheered by the promise of Him who has said, ** Lo, I 
am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.** 

Signed on behalf and by order of the Conference, 

JOSEPH W. M'KAY, Secretary. 

Belfasty June 28M, 1871. 



THE ANSWER OF THE BRITISH CONFERENCE. 1871. TO 
THE ADDRESS OF THE IRISH CONFERENCE OF 1871. 

Beloved Brethren, 

We have heard of you, and of the work of God carried on by 
you, from your annual Address and from your esteemed Kepre- 
sentatives, with undiminished interest. 

In replying to your communications, we forget not that our 
intercourse with you dates from an earlier period than with any 
other Conference, and that our relations towards you are peculiarly 
close and binding. Your home and sphere of ministerial action, 
moreover, like our own, are within the boundaries of our cohimon 
country, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. 

Of the great value of your labours, as a means towards the 
elevation and happiness of Ireland, we have been long, and are 
increasingly, convinced. There are evils which no legislation can 
remedy, and which, we are persuaded, can be cured only by that 
pure Gospel of our Saviour Christ which, we are glad to know, 
you constantly and faithfully preach. Nor are we unaware that 
the fruits of your blessed toil are to be found extensively in distant 
lands, and largely in British colonies, greatly to the advantage of 
their religious, social, and industrial interests. During our present 
session we have been reminded by ihe honoured Representative of 
the. Canadian Conference, that in the Body which he represents 
there are nearly as many Irish-born ministers as there are in the 
Irish Conference itself. It is very evident that the stream of 
emigration to which you so frequently refer as your discouragement 
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than yours. Irish emigration, we know, has been a mighty means 
for the propagation of Romanism in its most bigoted and truculent 
form. It is, therefore, some consolation to know that the Irish 
Roman Catholic, with his hereditary antipathies to British con- 
nection and Protestantism, is followed in his wanderings by the 
Irish Methodist, with his intelligent admiration of English 
institutions, and his love and practice of Bible truth. Let, then, 
beloved brethren, the memories of what God hath wrought 
through the dispersion of your Church-members since the days of 
Philip Embury and Barbara Heck, cheer you under the bereave- 
ments which you sustain by the removal of your spiritual children 
to other shores. 

We deeply sympathise with you in the anxieties which you 
feel on the subject of Irish national education. We have our- 
selves heard with anxious concern of the demands of the Romish 
hierarchy and priesthood in Ireland for what they are pleased to 
call " denominational education -^ and by which they mean a very 
different system from that to which the same title is applied in 
this country. So far as our own Day-schools are connected with 
the English system, we may remind you that they are under lay 
management, are unsectarian in their working, the rights of con- 
science being scrupulously respected, while they have been 
sustained mainly by free contributions and the pence of the 
children. But by the " denominational education,"" asked for by 
the Romish ecclesiastics for Ireland, is evidently meant a system 
in which, while the State should provide nearly the whole of the 
necessary funds, neither the State itself, nor even the Roman 
Catholic laity, should have any power whatever in the government 
of the schools, but that the Roman Catholic bishops should have 
absolute authority in determining the educational course, in 
selecting the books to be used, and in the employment and dismissal 
of teachers. Against so arrogant a claim, — the like of which is 
not now conceded in the most Romish of Continental States, — we 
shall willingly unite with you in determined i)pnosition. Your 
continued vigilance on this most important question, and on the 
kindred one of Irish university education, is worthy of all com- 
mendation, and we trust will be continued without intermission. 
Sleepless watchfulness is needed in the presence of a crafty and 
unscrupulous foe, and in view of the symptoms of defection in 
places from which a faithful resistance ought reasonably to be 
expected. Shall the exigencies of English parties constitute once 
more the favourite opportunity of Irish Popery ? 

In the remarkable success of the Belfast College we greatly 
rejoice. We are the more gratified at its prosperity, inasmuch as 
we deemed it expedient to recall to England its first Principal, 
our beloved brother, the Rev. William Arthur, A.M. It would 
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injuriously affect this new and important institution of Irish 
Methodism. It is plain, however, that Mr. Arthur has so 
successfully fulfilled bis mission, that he can now safely commit 
the work in which he has been so usefully engaged to other hands. 
We are pleased to hear that you have found so competent a 
successor to him in the Rev. Robert Crook, LL.D. With his 
scholarly reputation we have been long familiar ; nor do we forget 
the ability with which he represented you in our Assembly at 
Leeds five years ago. 

With regard to ourselves, the year has been a remarkable one 
in our relation to the question of primary education. The 
Elementary Education Act of I87O has had the effect of giving a 
great impetus to the establishment of Wesleyan Day-schools ; so 
that the unprecedentedly large number of one hundred and forty- 
six new Schools have been called into existence during the last 
twelve months. The supply of pupil-teacher candidates for our 
Normal Institution promises to be so large, that we have deter- 
mined to establish a new Training College, for female teachers, at 
Battersea, near Londota. We have now in Great Britain eight 
hundred and eighty-nine Day-schools, with one hundred and fifty 
thousand seven hundred and sixty-five scholars, and five thousand 
five hundred and forty-one Sunday-schools, with six hundred and 
thirty-eight thousand- six hundred and six scholars. 

Notwithstanding the gratifying progress which we are able to 
record in connection with Schools and Chapels, we are deeply 
pained and humbled to have to report an actual decrease'in the 
number of persons meeting in class. We make no attempt to 
explain away the significance of this sad fact, or to offer self- 
satisfying reasons that the retrogression is more apparent than 
real. We deem it wiser, and more Christian, to humble ourselves 
before God, to confess unfaithfulness, and to seek forgiveness for 
the past and Divine help for the future. While making this 
acknowledgment, our sorrow is alternated with thankfulness, as we 
learn that you have been enabled to report an increase of members, 
and that we have also an increase upon our Foreign Missionary 
stations. 

We have given to your Representatives the hearty and brotherly 
welcome to which, we believe, both you and they are entitled. 
Dr. Robinson Scott'^s face is now a familiar one upon our platform ; 
the Rev. Wallace M*Mullen we have had the pleasure of seeing, 
as one of your Representatives, on two or three previous occasions ; 
and the Rev. William Gorman we are glad to hail as a new friend. 
These brethren, with our own Delegation and their companions, 
will be able to tell you how blessed a Conference we have had 
under the able and courteous direction of our beloved President, 
the Rev. John H. James, D.D. They will testify how, in con- 
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mination to retain intact the institution of the class-meeting, and 
how full of hope and confidence we are with regard to the future 
of our beloved Methodism both at home and abroad. It is surely 
no time for despondency when Providence is opening for us '* great 
doors and effectual/' and even Rome itself has thrown open her 
gates for the entrance of the Gospel as preached by us. 

And now, beloved brethren, we commend you once more to 
God and the word of His grace. May the Lord God of your 
fathers be with you, and bless your Gospel labours more and more 
to the evangelization of your native land ! 

Signed on behalf and by order of the Conference, 

LUKE H. WISEMAN, Secretary. 
Manchester^ August lUA, I87I. 



ADDRESS OF THE CONFERENCE OF THE WESLEYAN- 
METHODIST CHURCH IN CANADA, 1871, IN CON- 
NEXION WITH THE BRITISH CONFERENCE, TO THE 
CONFERENCE IN ENGLAND, 1871. 

Reverend Fathers and Brethren, 

Your truly interesting and encouraging Address has afforded 
us heartfelt satisfaction. The facts you state have excited our 
gratitude and animated our faith ; and the sentiments you express 
remind us of the ever-grateful truth that Methodism is the same 
in doctrine, spirit, and power on both sides of the Atlantic. 

This unity pervades all branches of the Methodist family ; and, 
in proportion as the spirit of primitive Methodism prevails in 
each of these branches, the circumstantial divergencies which 
have separated them appear more and more insignificant, and the 
spirit of entire oneness increases in strength. So strong and 
general has this spirit become in Canada, that resolutions have 
been adopted by the Conferences of several Methodist bodies in 
favour of their consolidation into one United Methodist Church ; 
and Representatives have been appointed by them respectively to 
meet in a United Committee, which has agreed upon and 
recommended certain general principles of union. There is 
reason to hope that the time is not remote when the isolated and 
often conflicting exertions of the several sections of Methodism 
shall be combined and united into one communion, in the Divine 
work of spreading Scriptural holiness over the land. 

While, as you state, the public mind in England and through- 
out Europe has been agitated by a bloody war on the part of two 
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British sympathy and benevolence in behalf of the many 
thousands of the wounded and dying, the people of Canada have 
enjoyed perfect external and internal peace; and we devoutly 
hope that all misunderstandings between Great Britain and the 
United States will be so adjusted as to give assurance of the 
continuance of peace, not only throughout the continent of North 
America, but between the two great nations of the Anglo-Saxon race. 

The increasing population and multiplying settlements of this 
country, and the addition to our Dominion of the Provinces of 
Manitoba and British Columbia, impose new and large contribu- 
tions upon our labours and the liberality of our people ; but in 
accordance with the aggressive character of our system, and 
impelled, we trust, by the missionary spirit of our Divine 
Christianity, animated, moreover, by the example of our fore- 
fathers and the experience of the past, we are resolved to keep 
pace with the progress of the population, to follow the new settlers 
into the wilderness, to comfort them in their loneliness, and guide 
them in their pathway to the rest of a better home ; whilst, at the 
same time, we seek to strengthen and build up the work of God 
in our growing cities, towns, and older settlements. 

During the past year seven of our ministerial brethren have 
been removed from the ranks of the Church militant to those of the 
Church triumphant — testifying in death, as they had done in 
life, that the Gospel is '^ the power of God unto salvation to 
every one that believeth ; '' — but our ranks have been increased 
by the ordination of twenty-one labourers to the full work of the 
ministry, and the reception of forty-five new labourers on trial, 
making our present number of ministers six hundred and thirty- 
three, whilst the present membership of our Church, irrespective 
of congregational hearers, amounts to sixty-six thousand seven 
hundred and ninety-nine, being an increase of two thousand one 
hundred and eleven over that of the preceding year. 

All our Institutions have advanced during the year, as have 
the means of supporting and extending them by the increased 
liberality of our people, whose pious exertions to sustain the 
cause of Missions, to support the ministry, and to erect suitable 
places of worship, are beyond all precedent, as they are beyond 
all praise. 

In our various labours we have been greatly assisted and 
encouraged by the counsels and labours of our beloved President, 
the Rev. William Morley Punshon, M.A. The experience of 
another year has only deepened our sense of the greatness of our 
obligations to you for permitting him to remain among us ; anu 
any language we can employ would fail to express our estimate of 
his varied gifts, his administrative talents, his powerful ministra- 
tions, his generous sympathies, his extensive travels, and his vast 
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suasions, have deeply sympathised with him in the heavy domestic 
affliction through which he has been called to pass, whilst we have 
thankfully admired the resignation and persevering activity with 
which he has sustained it. 

In accordance with your permission, we have re-elected Mr. 
Punshon as our President for the present year ; and we have, by 
the same mode of ballot, nominated him for appointment as our 
President for the next year. According to our expressed wish at 
our last Conference, our respected brother, the Rev. George 
R. Sanderson, has been appointed Co-Delegate for the present 
year; and we have nominated our honoured brother, the Rev. 
John Borland, for appointment as Co-Delegate for the next year. 

We have also appointed Mr. Punshon as our Representative to 
convey to you our respectful salutations, and the expression of our 
unabated affection, and to communicate to you full information in 
regard to our affairs, and the state and prospects of the work of 
God in our land. We only express the strong wishes of our 
people and of our country at large, when we earnestly hope that 
Mr. Punshon may long be permitted to live and labour in Canada. 

Reverend fathers and brethren, your own Address, the love and 
harmony which have characterised all the proceedings of the 
present session of our Conference, the state and wants of our 
country, together with our own vows and obligations, impress us 
with the determination to consecrate ourselves afresh to the great 
soul-saving work in which our fathers have so faithfully led the 
way, and for which alone we desire to labour, live, and die. 
Knowing that our whole power with men for good depends upon 
our power with God, that our strength and spirit in this work 
result from our dwelling in God, and God dwelling in us, we give 
ourselves anew to Him who gave Himself for us, we seek to be 
filled with the love and commission of Christ, we implore a fresh 
baptism of the Holy Ghost, that we may be mighty through God 
in conflict with the principalities and powers of darkness, that we 
may be successful in bringing many sons to glory, and in difliis- 
ing throiighout the land the truth as it is in Jesus — the sure 
foundation of law and liberty, the essential element of true civili- 
zation and happiness. 

One with you in the great work of the world^s salvation, we 
entreat the aid of your intercessions, while we pray that the 
richest benedictions of grace and wisdom, of love and power, may 
crown your labours with abundant success. 

Signed by order and on behalf of the Conference of the 
Wesleyan-Methodist Church in Canada, assembled at 
Belleville^ Qnty on the ^5tk day o^ June, li^71» 

A. SUTHERLAND, Secretary. 



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THE ANSWER OF THE BRITISH CONFERENCE OF 1871 
TO THE ADDRESS OF THE WESLEYAN-METHODIST 
CONFERENCE IN CANADA. 1871. 

R£V£R£ND AKD D£AK BRETHREN, 

We greet you in the name of the Lord, and pray that God 
may speed your efforts to diffuse abroad the savour of Scriptural 
truth and holiness. Your Address, so expressive of ^' unabated 
affection '" for us, and of your determination to consecrate your- 
selves afresh " to the great soul-saving work in which our fathers 
led the way,^^ was received and read with devout thankfulness to 
God. It comforted us with the assurance that, amid many 
changes in the nations and the Churches around us, you are 
unchanged in spirit, in desire, and in love to us. We have our 
parentage and our purpose ; and we rejoice that your heart is as 
ours, that you are resolved by God's grace to be true to the spirit 
and the pattern of service set for us by those into whose labours 
we have entered. 

The presence among us of your highly-esteemed President and 
Representative, the Rev. William Morley Punshon, M.A., has 
called up within us stirring memories of the days when he was yet 
with us. To say that he has been welcomed by us is to say little. 
We have rejoiced over him with great joy as a brother beloved. 
We are not surprised at your high appreciation of his talents, and 
labours, and personal qualities ; and we fully share with you that 
heartfelt sympathy which you have expressed with him in '^ the 
heavy domestic affliction through which he has been called to pass.^^ 

Mr. Punshon^s eloquent address gave us an impressive view of 
the extent of your field of labour, with its imperative necessities, 
of the difBculties and dangers of your enterprise, and of your high 
resolve to brave every danger, to grapple with every difficulty ; 
and, while building up the work of God in cities and the older 
settlements, ^^ to follow the new settlers into the wilderness,^^ and 
show to them the path of salvation. To sustain and exemplify 
the aggressive spirit of Methodism is one of our primary duties. 

We trust that the relations of Canada with England will remain 
long undisturbed, and especially that the relations between British 
and Canadian Methodism will become more and more close, 
affectionate, and mutually helpful. On the subject of Methodist 
union, we echo the sentiments of your Representative, — that " it 
is a very desirable thing if it could be accomplished without any 
sacrifice of principle, and with every sacrifice of prejudice and 
* crotchet.^^ And though the consolidation of 'the several branches 
of Methodism into one United Church may not be expected to 
take place soon, and by some may not be desired ; yet we deem it 
most desirable, if we read the signs of the times aright, that they 
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preach the same soul-saving truths, and seek to inspire the same 
spiritual life and joy, should not allow minor shades of opinion to 
place them before the world in the attitude rather of opponents 
than of allies. 

Your nomination of Mr. Punshon as your President for the 
next year we cordially approve, and have appointed him accord- 
ingly. In making this appointment, however, we feel it is due to 
you to say, that we look for the return of Mr. Punshon to England 
as soon as is consistent with his own sense of the obligations under 
which he now lies. We also approve and accept your nomination 
of the Rev. John Borland to be Co-Delegate. 

We congratulate you on the increase of members which the 
labours of the past year have brought to you, as well as on the 
general prosperity with which the Lord has been pleased to 
favour you. We also have been blessed during the past year with 
tokens of the Divine approval, but have to mourn over a decrease 
of members. While, however, we humble ourselves before God 
on this account, we are not discouraged. We have, if possible, 
stronger faith than ever in the Divine truths of the glorious 
Gospel which we preach, in the Providence of God over His 
Church, and in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life, the 
promise of the Father, whom our exalted Saviour has sent down 
for the quickening and salvation of men. Moreover, we have 
been refreshed, and our faith has been stimulated, by the devo- 
tional spirit which has prevailed during the sittings and the public 
services of the present Conference ; by the earnest, importunate 
prayers which have been offered; by the general and heartfelt 
sympathy with the subject of these prayers which has been 
expressed, and by the soul-stirring sermons which have been 
preached. We have the assurance that God is in the midst of us, 
and that He will prosper us in His holy work. Our resolve is to 
preach the old truths, in that spirit of pure purpose and devoted 
zeal which animated our forefathers. We agree with you that 
^' the sure foundation of law and liberty, the essential element of 
true civilization and happiness,"^ is obedience to the truth as it is 
in Jesus, and the saving experience of the grace of the Gospel. 
This has been strongly impressed upon us by the painful events 
on the Continent of Europe during the last year. And, by the 
help of God, it is our determination amid all changes and social 
improvements to hold fast the old and pure doctrines of the 
Gospel of Christ, and to teach that ^' God commandeth all men 
everywhere to repent ^ and believe the Gospel, if they would 
obtain His favour and eternal life. 

We join with you in the confession of absolute dependence upon 
God for the fruitfulness of our labours; and, while seeking in 
prayer a richer baptism of the Holy Spirit upon our own families 
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Church to prosper you more and more in your endeavours to bring 
sinners to Christ, and to build up the Church of the true and 
living God. 

Signed on behalf and by order of the Conference, 

LUKE H. WISEMAN, Secretary. 

Manchester, August Wth, I87I. 



ADDRESS OF THE BRITISH CONFERENCE OF 1871 TO 
THE FRENCH METHODIST CONFERENCE. 

Reverend and dear Brethren, 

Your Conference being now biennial, we have not been 
favoured this year with your esteemed Address. We have heard, 
however, from your respected pastor, the Rev. Emile F, Cook, 
who is here in the place of a Representative, of your faith and 
hope in God, of your earnestness and self-denying labours in the 
Gospel, and of your continued loyalty to Methodism ; and we 
hasten to assure you of our unabated love to you, of our brotherly 
sympathy in the trials through which you have been passing, and 
of our fervent desire that your whole nation may come out of its 
sore and humiliating misfortunes, chastened, elevated, morally and 
religiously improved by them. 

We wish to assure you, also, that we have had you before us 
during the long and terrible war that has pressed so awfully upon 
your land. We have mourned that you haVe been subjected to 
so many national miseries. We have learnt, too, how you have 
stood to your posts, and pursued your ministry amid war, and 
siege, and suspected patriotism. Y ou have taken your part with 
the other Protestant Churches in the varied ministry of mercy 
called forth by the occasion ; you have turned certain of your 
churches and schools into hospitals for the sick and wounded ; 
some of you have stood attached to them as their appointed chap- 
lainSy and have nursed in them, as well as ministered the Word 
of God ; others of you have had the delicate and difficult task of 
ministering as Protestants in ^the presence of your Protestant 
invaders, and though suspected, through your Protestantism, of 
sympathy with these, have yet borne yourselves above such 
suspicion. Your congregations in the South, happily saved from 
the horrors of war, have made collections in their chapels in 
behalf of the distressed, — themselves poor, yet out of their very 
poverty doing their diligence to succour their suffering country- 
men. All this, and more, we have learnt of your Christian 
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the grace He has given you both to do and to endure thus worthily 
in His service. 

As might have been anticipated, you have suffered throughout 
your Connexion during the year. You have ordained two 
ministers in these troublesome times, but in other respects you 
have had a falling away. Your numbers have decreased, your 
congregations have decreased, your educational establishments are 
diminished, and are in difficulties, and your debts are swollen. 
These things are discouraging, and to be lamented. We call to 
our remembrance, however, how from the commencement of your 
affiliated Conference, for nineteen years consecutively, you 
prospered in all departments of your work. Even during the past 
eventful year you have had many mercies. You have been able 
to carry on your services with little interruption ; your property 
has been wondrously preserved amidst a wide-spread devastation ; 
your lives, also, have been graciously preserved. Amid your 
many discouragements we see good ground for thankfulness and 
renewed energy on your part. With patience and persevering 
piety you will, through God's grace, in no long time, redeem all 
you have lost, and go on to greater achievements in the future. 
Principalities and powers have been shaken among you, the 
political and social influence of the Romish priesthood has received 
a shock from which it will never recover ; the prejudice of the 
people against Protestant Christianity is much abated, and the 
Evangelical Churches stand higher in the nation'^s esteem than 
they have hitherto done. The way of the Lord in your land is 
evidently being prepared, and your labours, it is to be hoped, will 
henceforth be more successful in winning souls to Christ. 

Our Conference, we are happy to say, has b6en most har- 
monious. Our sittings have been pervaded by a sense of the 
Divine presence, and our services have been seasons of gracious 
influence. " The Lord of Hosts is with us ; the God of Jacob 
is our refuge." 

We, too, have to report a decrease in our numbers. After a 
year of hard toil we have to show a falling away. This we feel 
to be very discouraging. We hoped for growth, but behold 
declension. But we humble ourselves under the mighty hand of 
God, and seek renewed prosperity from Him. We lay hold of 
His strength as the condition of a successful ministry, and hope 
soon to see revival throughout our Connexion, and growth in all 
our Circuits. Do you, beloved brethren, join us in these 
exercises ; and we doubt not but we shall be permitted soon to 
rejoice together over renewed successes. 

These are days, brethren, in which it behoves us all to be wise 
and vigilant in the discharge of our ministry. The times are 
intensely secular, religious indifierence prevails among all classes, 
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in the minds of many; religious life languishes in all the Churches, 
and the love of many waxes cold. And in these respects it is 
worse with you than it is with us. Our position as ministers of 
Christ is both difficult and exacting, and requires that we know 
as soldiers to meet the enemy in the gate, and as shepherds to 
keep the flock. As soldiers of Christ let us war a good warfare, 
assailing sin in its very strongholds, and seeking to bring sinners 
subdued to Jesus. As shepherds of the sheep let us prove our- 
selves good shepherds, defending them from all attacks of the wolf, 
and leading them to " the green pastures and still waters " of the 
Gospel. "Preach the word,"" saith St. Paul to us "stewards of 
the mysteries of God,'" and we would give heed to his exhorta- 
tions as ever pertinent to our ministry — *' preach the word; be 
instant in season, out of season ; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all 
longsufTering and doctrine.**' 

As to you, beloved brethren, like the witnesses in the 
Apocalypse, you have long prophesied in sackcloth ; as those who 
go forth weeping, bearing precious seed, you have long sown in 
tears. Hitherto you have exercised your ministry in the face of 
much opposition, despised of the multitude, harassed by the 
priesthood, and barely tolerated by the State. But the day of 
privilege at length dawns upon you. The time is coming, we 
trust, when you shall enjoy equal rights with others, and when the 
field shall be as free for you to preach in France, as it is for us in 
England. Be faithful, then, to your trust ; watch for opportu- 
nities of usefulness, and be instant in every good work. Let 
your motto be, " Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, 
saith the Lord;"'* and in His confidence you will not labour in 
vain, nor spend your strength for naught. The state of your 
finances is not the least of the difficulties you have to contend with 
at present. We wish that more efficient help could be affi^rded 
you, and that we were able to put you in a position to extend your 
operations amidst the masses of your unspiritual countrymen. 
What we can do, in addition, to what we have already done, 
towards supporting and extending Methodism in France, will be 
done cheerfully. Your nation knows the readiness of the English 
people to help your countrymen in the privations brought on them 
through the war ; you know how cheerfully and generously our 
people joined in that most Christian charity; as to further help, 
rest assured, that few calls will have a readier response from us 
than that which comes from France, — the land once so famous in 
Protestant struggle, now opening so widely to evangelical effort, ' 
and soon, we trust, to become obedient to a purer faitn. 

Signed on behalf and by order of the Conference, 

LUKE H. WISEMAN, Secretary, 
Manchester^ August 11 /A, 187L 



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ADDRESS OF TH E CONFERENCE OF THE AUSTRALASIAN 
WESLEYAN-METHODIST CHURCH, 1871, TO THE 
BRITISH CONFERENCE OF 1871. 

Revebexd and deae Fathers and Brethren, 

Assembled again in our annual Conference, we feel that one 
of our foremost duties is that of giving expression to our hearty 
fellowship with you in Jesus Christ. Your reply to our Address 
of last year inspired us with gladness and thanksgiving, for your 
cordial affection towards us, and for the honour which God has 
given you as the parent of our afSliated Churches. We rejoice 
in your order, faithfulness, and zeal, as the highest expression of 
the purpose of God in raising up the Methodist Churches 
throughout the world ; and our determination is to imbibe your 
spirit and to follow your example. Hitherto we have endeavoured 
to preach the same doctrines of Holy Scripture that you preach ; 
to establish the same discipline in Australia that God has honoured 
and blessed in England ; and to guard the securities we hold in 
common with you, for conserving the purity of the glorious 
Gospel of the blessed God. We regard the class-meeting as 
essential to our integrity as Methodists, and believe that any 
disregard of this means of grace would endanger the individual 
experience and the Christian brotherhood, which, for a century 
past, have kept us so much in harmony with Churches of the 
apostolic age. 

We regret to hear that you have still a heavy debt upon the 
Missionary Society ; and it would be one of our highest joys to 
take from you all future responsibilities of maintaining our 
Missions in the South Seas. We much regret that at present this 
is impossible. During the past year our colonies have, as you are 
aware, suffered much from commercial depression. This depres- 
sion is not likely soon to pass away. In New South Wales 
many of our people have sustained heavy losses by disastrous 
floods ; while, in the colony of Victoria, the prosperity of some of 
the mining districts has passed away. If it were in our po^er, we 
should rejoice not only to sustain the Missions we have now, but 
to extend them into the large and populous island of New 
Guinea : for the present, however, we must restrict our labours, 
and implore your continued assistance, lest our Missions should be 
jeopardised in those islands where God has crowned our work with 
such wonderful success. 

The commercial stagnation which has prevailed among us has 
operated most prejudicially on our work in the young colony of 
Queensland. There the brethren are crippled by want of means, 
and are placed at a disadvantage alongside of other Christian 
pioneers, by having to carry on their work without foreign aid. 
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which has produced about two hundred pounds, but we feel that 
this sum is most inadequate to the requirements of our work in 
that interesting colony. 

Our difficulties in Australia cannot be appreciated without 
considering that the increase of settlements among us entails 
expenses upon our Societies, which are not felt in older countries. 
The liberality of our people is severely taxed to provide the means 
for the erection of chapels and parsonages in the larger number of 
our Circuits ; and when these necessities of our home-work are 
met, very little ability is sometimes left for claims beyond. 
Nevertheless, we hold ourselves ready to do the utmost in our 
power to make our Australasian Church a Missionary Church, 
and to co-operate with you in sending the Gospel to "every 
creature."" 

We have to acknowledge with gratitude to God the favour He 
shows us in raising up among us a number of promising young 
men as candidates for the work of our ministry ; but we regret to 
say that we feel the difficulty of making provision for married 
ministers as fast as the usual probation is completed. In future 
we shall have to proceed with the utmost caution in the selection 
of probationers for the ministry. 

We have also to thank God for an increase this year to our 
Societies in the colonies of twelve hundred and fourteen members, 
with three thousand on trial ; and we pray earnestly that our 
present very cordial and united Conference may by His gracious 
favour be followed by a year of much greater success in all parts 
of our Connexion. 

We deeply deplore the destructive conflict that is raging 
between France and Prussia, and we pray earnestly that it may 
please the King of kings to bring this calamity to a speedy end. 
We trust that our legislators may be led by the wisdom of 
Providence to preserve a strict neutrality, and that, as a nation, 
our only business in connection with the war may be to contribute 
towards the alleviation of suffering on either side. 

Accept our very cordial acknowledgment of your readiness in 
complying with our request to appoint our beloved brother, the 
Rev. John Watsford, as our President; and we have now to 
commend to your confidence the Rev. Benjamin Chapman, whom, 
for his excellencies and valuable services to our Church, always 
so cheerfully rendered, we hold in high esteem. We request that 
you will be pleased to appoint him to be our President for the 
year I872. 

Signed on behalf and by order of the Conference, 

BENJAMIN CHAVMAN, Secrefart/. 

Hobart'Town^ Tasmania^ January 30thy I87I. 



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THE ANSWER OF THE BRITISH CONFERENCE OF 1871 
TO THE ADDRESS OF THE AUSTRALASIAN CONFER- 
ENCE, 1871. 

Reverend and dear Brethren, 

We greet you in the namp of the Lord Jesus, both yours and 
ours ; and assure you of our unabated affection. 

Your Address has given us much joy. We read with delight 
of your unfaltering fidelity alike in preaching the pure Word of 
God, and in exercising a godly discipline over the Churches 
committed to your care. We are not unmindful of your zeal, 
your fervid devotion, your patient endurance of trial. Your 
difficulties are great; and your work must needs be one of 
sacrifice. 

Considering the recent commercial depression, and the con- 
stant emigration to your shores of multitudes who will claim your 
Home-Missionary efforts, it does not surprise us to learn that you 
are unable at present to take the entire responsibility of maintain- 
ing the Missions in the South Seas. We are pleased with the 
evident tokens of your purpose to do so at your earliest opportu- 
nity. It is with no desire to relieve ourselves of effi)rt, or to 
burden you, that we have urged it, but solely to enable us to give 
the aid pressingly demanded by other important Missions. We 
regret that our own Missionary Society is obliged to limit its 
grants, in consequence of the increasing demands upon its funds, 
and the heavy pressure of its large debt. We must both be 
content to do what we can rather than what we desire, in the 
important field of labour opening to us in Fiji. 

We rejoice to hear of the increase in the number of the 
members of your Societies; and of the large number of 
persons now on trial. These, dear bl'ethren, are the rewards 
of your toilsome and self-sacrificing labour. Grounds for 
thankfulness are also found in the number of promising 
young men presenting themselves as candidates for the 
ministry. It is scarcely needful to call your attention to the 
necessity for great care in their selection, and for equal care in 
affording them opportunities of culture in their earlier years. 
We are much pleased to observe with how much practical sagacity 
and prudence your Theological and Educational establishments 
in the Friendly and Fiji Islands are conducted. We note the 
comparatively inexpensive manner in which those establishments 
are worked, and their admirable adaptation to the peculiar cir- 
cumstances of the native populations. 

With unfeigned pleasure we accede to your request, to appoint 
th^ Rev. Benjamin Chapman to be the President of the Austra- 
lasian Conference for the year 1872. Mr. Chapman has long 
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entire confidence^; and y/e doubt not he will efficiently and 
faithfully discharge the duties required of him. 

The various institutions of our British Societies flourish. The 
godly character, zeal, and liberality of our people are unabated. 
We have signs of the life and wide-spread influence of Methodism 
in England ; though we are compelled to mourn over a slight 
diminution in the number of the members of our Society. We 
have carefully laid this matter to heart. ^ Hopeful, we are as far 
from discouragement as firom boasting. While not shrinking 
from an honest confession of our own shortcomings and failures, 
we cannot help seeing one cause of our apparent lack of denomi- 
national success to be the revived activities ef all the Churches 
of the land. In this we can only rejoice. 

The public services of our present Conference have been of a 
very high order. We are united and firm in our attachment to 
Methodist doctrine, polity, and ways of working. We do not 
feel that there is any necessity for new methods, but rather for 
renewed faithfulness in using the old ones. 

With you we deplore the disastrous war recently waged on 
the Continent of Europe. Our fervent prayer ascends to God 
that it may please Him, of His merciful Providence, to avert 
from the -nations the repetition of these terrible calamities. 

Our sympathies are with you in the midst of your toils and 
your difficulties. We think of your present work in the light 
of following ages. We exhort you to persevere in your holy 
service. Later generations will reward your present labour, 
and will justify it. You are laying the broad foundations 
of future Churches. Your growing, colonies need permeating 
with the principles of the Gospel: your rising political and 
social institutions require to be founded in a Christian spirit 
We would remind you, as we remind ourselves, of the all-suffi- 
cient grace of God. God is not against us, but for us. Let us 
seek to know His will : let us strive to glorify His Name. 

Separated from you by wide seas, we are one with you in heart, 
in interest, and aim : We '^ sit together in heavenly places in 
Christ Jesus.^ Our feet tend to the same goal ; we contend for 
the same prize ; we shall rest in the same heavenly home. *' Go 
on : we will meet you there ! "" 

The grace of our Lord -Jesus Christ be with you all. 

Signed on behalf and by order of the Conference, 

JOHN H. JAMES, President, 
LUKE H. WISEMAN, Secretary. 

Manchester, August llth, 1871* 



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ADDRESS OF THE CONFERENCE OF THE WESLEYAN- 
METHODIST CHURCH OF EASTERN-BRITISH AMERICA, 
1871, TO THE BRITISH CONFERENCE OF 1871. 

HoKouRED Fathers and Brethren beloved in Christ 
Jesus, 

W E have again been reminded by your annual A ddress, so tenderly 
admonitory and kindly persuasive, of the increasing guardianship 
exercised over our various interests by the Parent Body. It was 
read to us while the happiest associations of thought connected 
with our past prosperous year were lingering in our minds, 
occasioned by a grateful review of God's great favours toward 
His servants and His Church. Goodness and mercy have 
abounded in our Methodistic borders. The Holy Spirit has 
visited with special refreshing many portions of His vineyard ; 
and ministers and people seem animated toward new endeavours 
and perpetual conquests. That true consecration of life, as well 
as labour, has contributed to this blessed result, may reasonably be 
inferred from the absence of any, even the slightest, charge of 
immorality against the brethren. This we regard as the crowning 
mercy of the year, though but an exemplification in itself of our 
confidence that the injunction, *^ Be ye holy, even as I am holy,*^ 
has some practical meaning for our adoption. 

Again are we afflicted by the loss of good and useful ministers. 
Not the aged are we now called to mourn. Three young men of 
gifts and promise have gone hence, leaving an assurance of their 
triumph in Christ Jesus, which turns our sorrow into joy. A 
few of our ministerial members are retiring from the work, to enter 
upon a merited repose, or seek renewed vigour for fut