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Auxiliary Bible Society.

THE DEPOSITARY'S MONTHLY REPORT OF BIBLES AND TESTAMENTS, RECEIVED AND ISSUED FROM THE 9th of June, TO THE 8th of July, 1820.

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Monthly Report of District Committee.

NO. VIII.-DISTRICT COMMITTEE'S REPORT.

1. This Report is presented monthly, by every District Committee, pursuant to the XVIIIth By-Law. It is generally contained on a half sheet of post paper; but if any information of peculiar interest require the addition, another half sheet may be appended.

2. The design of these Reports is, to give to the General Committee a full and correct view of the society throughout its various parts. The importance of this information, to those who are responsible in the eyes of the public for the regular discharge of the duties assigned to them, is sufficiently obvious; nor is it less evident that it can only be acquired by the division of labour. On this principle the whole system of the Bible Society proceeds :-the several minor districts of a Bible Association are confided to the care of their respective Sub-Committees, who report monthly to the Committee of their Association: the District Committee of the Auxiliary Society then present this condensed epitome to their General Committee: and, lastly, an abstract of the whole is furnished periodically to the Parent Institution. The neglect of a duty so important, and so easily fulfilled, as that of presenting a monthly report, should never be passed over without animadversion; since it is impossible for the Committee of an Auxiliary Society to present a faithful Report of their proceedings, unless they possess, collectively, an intimate knowledge of the state of their several districts.

3. It will be perceived that the heads No. 5 and 6, in the annexed form, are exclusively applicable to those districts in which associations are established, and may be omitted where Branch Societies only are formed. The last member of the 6th head is only applicable where the Loan-fund is adopted.-See Chap. VIII. Section II.

The interesting fact recorded in the Specimen, is extracted from the Fourth Annual Report of the Bible Association of Caversham, a village in Oxfordshire.

N°. 12.

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AUXILIARY BIBLE SOCIETY.

Monthly Report of the 7th District Committee,

Presented 8th of October, 1820.

Messrs. W. Jones, Thomas Smith, H. Thomson, and W. Clarke attended the last Committee of the Bible Association in this district; relative to which we have to report:

1. Number of members present was 28.-Total number of Committee, 36. 2. Reports were presented from all the districts.-Total number of districts, 20. 3. The amount paid in by the District Committees was 4. Amount voted to Auxiliary Society, on Purchase Account

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5. Total number of free subscribers, 612.-For Bibles and Testaments, 186. 6. Total number of Bibles and Testaments distributed, 2136.-Number of Bibles and Testaments out on loan, 38.

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Specimen of Report of District Committee.-Committee Notice.

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The Association is in a very flourishing state; nearly every family found destitute has been supplied with the holy scriptures; and many evidences of the good effects attending their circulation were reported. From these, we select the following:-"In the 13th district, a poor woman, the wife of an unsteady and immoral character, had subscribed for and obtained a Bible. In their recent visits to her humble abode, the collectors have been delighted to find, that the perusal of the sacred volume has, under the Divine blessing, produced a complete alteration in the habits, temper, and disposition of this man. I never knew him take to any book as he has to that,' said his grateful wife; 'he reads it every morning and night, and is become like a new man. All the neighbours can tell you that he is like another person; besides, he is now so kind to me and the children; indeed we are much happier.' This man is now strictly observant of his religious duties; attends his parish church punctually; and never goes to the public house. regularly takes his Bible every Sunday evening a considerable distance, to read to his aged mother."

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We have received this month the following Donations and Subscriptions for the Auxiliary Society; viz.—

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It is particularly requested, that the ACTUAL STATE of the Branch Society, or Association, may be fully described every month.

NO. IX.-COMMITTEE NOTICE.

1. As the regular time and place of meeting are specified in the Ist By-Law, they may be included with the Secretary's name in the printed form, so as to render it necessary to insert the date only. Whatever tends to save the valuable time of the secretaries is worthy of attention.

2. When it is necessary to call an extraordinary meeting of the Committee, which should never be done if it can be avoided without injury to the cause, the pen may be drawn through the words

Specimen of Committee Notice:-Collector's Receipt.

"the next," and "A Special" be substituted in their stead. The object of such meeting should be specified, pursuant to the XVth By-Law, under the Secretary's name.

It may not be altogether unnecessary to observe, that, at all Special Meetings, the Chairman should confine the attention of the Committee exclusively to the object for which it has been assembled.

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AUXILIARY BIBLE SOCIETY.

The next Meeting of the Committee will be held, at the Council Chamber in the Guildhall, on Monday next, the 16th instant, at Six o'clock PRECISELY.

9th Nov. 1820.

WM. BROWN, Minute Secretary,

NO. X.-COLLECTOR'S RECEIPT.

1. The Cash Secretary furnishes the Collector annually with a book of Receipts, successively numbered both in the Receipt and corresponding Check. The Collector fills up the particulars in the checks, which he returns, with any receipts not used, to the Cash Secretary; by whom those receipts are handed to the Committees of the Districts within which the respective subscribers reside, pursuant to the XXIId By-Law.

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2. It would save considerable trouble, if every Auxiliary Society endeavoured to specify one particular day on which all subscriptions should be considered as due, and gave notice to that effect in the Annual Report.

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Thounits Smith,

Wallowa Clarke,

Members of the District Committee.

Is particularly requested, that the ACTUAL STATE of the Fuch Socity, or Assocation, may be fully described every month.

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