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Thanks to the liberality of many friends We have been called to account in several the Christmas Festival at the Stockwell papers for calling the Church of England Orphanage was a memorable time for the "an apostate church.We marvel that her orphan boys. There was enough and to best friends do not sorrowfully confess that spare. It was

a very joyful day from there is all too much ground for the charge. morning to night, and we unite in thanking What hope is there of a people who are so God, and all the kind people who helped to blinded as not to see their faults ? To say make so many little hearts happy.

that there are some Dissenting churches Some little time ago our friend Mr. Bath, which are apostate is not to better the case, who often aids the Orphanage, gave us six but to mention another cause for sorrow. dozen bunches of turniis, and merrily added, We hope to hold a series of special " I hope somebody else will send you the services, at the Tabernacle, during the mutton." About an hour after Mr. Priest, end of February and beginning of March. of Morden, sent a whole sheep, and so the May a great awakening among us be the mutton and turnips were both on the spot. result. God bless and prosper both these donors, The annual meeting for the College was and many others who help our orphans. well attended, and the enthusiastic feeling Our heavenly Father raises us up many of the congregation was most cheering to generous helpers. One esteemed lady friend, us. May many scores of valiant met go and the young ladies of her school, have forth from our college to bless the world now made us, we think, in all 700 shirts with the old-fashioned gospel, which we so for the boys. May their labour of love be highly prize. richly rewarded.

W. G. asks us to say that he has received “Aunt Patty" is hereby informed that two halves of a five pound note safely. He aunts and mothers usually visit the Orphan is a poor minister, of the age of threeage on the first Wednesday of the month, score-and-twelve. but not during February, as we are afraid We have received a letter from the Bapof epidemics being brought into the house. tist Brethren in Paris. The Lord sustains If she would like to know “Bob’s” name, them. The money which we sent before we shall be happy to write to her.

the gates were closed has been of the utThose many friends who have sent sums most service. We are anxious to have a of money for motherless Bob are informed good sum in hand to give them as soon as that there are several boys in the same con- the city capitulates, for they will be in dition equally deserving; and we should great need. like the sums sent to be divided among Recognition services in connection with them. Our co-trustee, who was with us the settlement of Mr. G. Hill, from the when Bob made his appeal, remembered Tabernacle College, as pastor of the Baptist the boy's face well and picked him out at church, Commercial Road, Oxford, were once. Although we called him Bob, his held on December 29th, 1870. The occasion right name is William. He will be well was considered a fitting opportunity to supplied with pocket-money for some time present the minister, who had been reto come at least. May he turn out to be cently married, with a substantial token of an honour to the Institution, and grate their appreciation of his labours as fully repay the generous sympathy of preacher of the gospel. friends.

RECOGNITION SERVICES AT MILTON.-Dec. With much gratitude we record the free-1st, 1870, recognition services were held at dom of the Orphanage from those epidemics Milton, near Northampton, in connection which are raging all around at this time. with the settlement of Mr. W. Willis as May the Lord preserve us in answer to pastor of the Baptist church at that place. many prayers. The Infirmary is nearly Mr. Willis succeeds Mr. W. Marriott, who finished, but we could not hope to use it for has for nearly fifty years past fulfilled the a month or two; so that the health of our pastorate of this church. large family is peculiarly important just Our friend Mr Whale has removed from now.

Sudbury to Ipswich. The Annual Meeting of the London Mr. Harrold has become the pastor of Baptist A szociation at the Tabernacle was the church at Shorehamn. a very happy one. It is, however, a matter of Mr. Knight has accepted the invitation deep regret that the increase of our of the church at Lowestoft, where the churches during the past year has been pulpit has become vacant through the comparatively small. May the Lord again avowal of annihilationist views by the late build up Jerusalem.

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Statement of Receipts from December 20th, 1870, to January 19th, 1871.
£ 8. d.

£ s. d.
Mr. Dransfield
2 2 0 E. McP.

0 5 0
First Fruits
0 2 6 Norwich

0 10 0
An Orphan
0 2 6 A Follower of Jesus

0 2 0
A Sinner
0 3 0 A. B.

2
Husband and Wife

1
A Lover of Sermons

07 6
S. E.
0 5 A Constant Reader

0 7 0
A Thankoffering for Spiritual Mercies 10 17 2 11 Com. Bank of Scotland

1 0 0
Quebec, M. M. Q.

3 0
Mr. Vickery
1 0 0 Maryport

1 0 0
Mr. Brock

J. S.

0
0 5 0

0
Mr. W. Thomas

Mr. Bowker's Class

30 0
0 4 5
Mrs. Johnstone

Profit of Tea, Mr. Bowker'. Class 1 10 0

1 0 0
Mrs. S. Glennan

2 0 0
Friend, per Mr. Passmore

3 0
Mr. McDougall's Singing Class

Mary Ann Candler

2
1 0 0
Mr. C. W. Roberts...

Mr. Rawlings

0 5
2 0

0
H. A.

Mr. W. Pedley
0 5 0

2 2 0
Mr. Alfred Searle

Mr. J. Neve
1 0 0

1 0 0
Mr. W. Wright

Rev. W. Whale
2 0 0

0 5 0
C. S. F.

Mrs. Wood
0 5

0 5 0

0
Mrs. T.

Miss Maxwell

0 10 0
50 0 0
G. M. R.

A Friend
0 5 0

2 0 0
Mr. A. Ladbrook

Miss Oaks
1 0 0

0 5
Mr. W. Tucknott

Mr. William Mayo...

0 10 0
1 5 0
A Sincere Friend, Roxton

Mr. W. Casson
0 5 0

1 0 0
A Friend

Mr. H. Thompson

10 0 0
0 1 0
Mr. W. Ewing

1 0 0
"Of his own do we give him

0 0
A Friend, per Mrs. Raines

A Friend
0 0

20)
20
Mrs. A. Ruthertord, Geelong

Mr. J. P. Stenhouse
1 1 0

1
Mrs. Howard

Mrs. R. Scott
0 0
50

0 0
Mrs. Haggett

Mrs. Willows
1 5

0 10 0

0
Mr. S. Fairey

Mr. Churchill
1 0 0

5 5 0
Miss Smith

Mr. J. Brockie

1
5 0 0

0 0
A Sister, late of Greenford

0
0

H. E. P.
5 0

30
J. L.

E. S.

0
1 0 0

6
Miss Wade

Mr. M. Tutton

3
0 10 0

0 0
Mr. H. Tubby

Johr: Plongli man

0
5 0 0

6
Mr. J. Brewer

Mr. W. Taylor

0
5 0

7 6
Mr. J. Feltham

Mary Saunders
1 0 0

0 2 0
A Friend

1 0 0

Collection at Carlton Chapel, South-
B. C.

0 6 0
ampton

2 15 0
J. C.

0 5 0

Collection at Cornwall Road, Brixton,
Micah VII., 4 to 10

0 4 0
Sunday School

1 7 1
Mrs. Camps

Weekly Oflerings at Tab., Dec. 18
5 0 0

40 05
Friends, per Mr. T. Middleton... 1 17 6

25

2 11
Mr. J. Campbell
1 0 0

40 05
R. L.
1 0 0

30 2 11
Two Friends, Craig

15
0 2 6

20 11 1
Miss Walker...

0 4 10
The Misses Dransfield
2 2 0

£463 149
Charlotte Ware

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Statement of Receipts from December 20th, 1870, to January 19th, 1871.
£ s. d.

£d.
Friends, First Fruits

0 5 0

After an Address in the Baptist School
Mrs. Summers
0 2 6 Room, by Mr. Mayo

0 5 6
Husband and Wife
1 0 0 A Friend, per Mrs. Raines

20 0 0
Marah...
0 5 0 Mrs. A. Rutherford, Geelong

1 1 0
E. E.
0 10 0 A Constant Reader

0 10 0
S. E.
0 5 0 Mrs. Howard

25 00
A Friend of the Orphans, Llandovery 1 0 0 Mrs. Haggett

1 50
Nr. B. Cotton
5 0 0 Every Little Helps

0 3 0
Miss Peckham
0 5 0 HA

0 5 0
G. M. R.
05 0 An Orphan

1 0 0
A Sincere Friend, Roxton
0 5 0 Mr. Alfred Searle

1 0 0
Mrs. Holmes
0 5 0 Mr. C. W. Miller

2 0 0
Mr. W. Mathewson
10 0 0 Mr. J. Feltham

1 0 0
J. M. G.
0 10 0 Mrs. Sommerville

0 10 0
Mr. W. Ewing
1 0 0 Friends, per Mr. T. Middleton.

1 17 6
A Clapham Buss Driver

0 10 0 Collected by Master Willia Riddell 07 0
L. J. R.
0 2 0 "Of his own do we give him ".

2 10 0
Per Mr. William Mayo-

W. M....

06 0
Mr. Mayo...

0 5 0
Mr. E. Longhurst

1 10 0
Mr. Pluck

0 2 6
Mrs. Cruickshank's Bible Class

1 0 0
Mr. Adkins
0 1 0 0 8 6 Mr. J. T'ergusson

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£ S. d.

£ 8. d.
Mrs Chapman, per Rev. C. L. Gordon 6 0 E s.

0 2 6
W.J.B.

1 0 0 "'Cause, Mr. Spurgeon, that's me" 0 3 0
Miss Wade
0 10 0 C, B., Norwich

0 2 6
Rer. S. F. Bridge
0 10 0 W. P.

0 2 0
Mrs. Haddock
0 10 6 Bloxham

0 1 6
Mrs. Ritchie...
05 0 Friends, per Mr. G. Wight

1 0 0
Mr. Bradley

0 10 0
M.C.H.

0 3 9
Mr. Burbidge's Infant Class
0 10 0 Miss Clifton, Tarporley

0 13 0
Mr. Ford
0 5 0 Mr. R. Bate's Family

1 0 0
Mrs. B. H. Herbert
0 120 Mr. W. K. Bloom

0 10 0
Children's New Year's Gift, per Mr. J.

Collected by the Boys of the Orphanage :-
C. Wells...
0 7 3 Abbey

011 7
Mr.T. Paterson
1 0 0 Alexander

0 5 0
Mrs. Armitage
0 10 0 Allen

0 5 0
Miss Maxwell
0 10 0 Almeroth

02 9
A Friend, Padstow
0 5 0 Apted

0 5 0
Sunday School, Lochee
1 10 0 Bailey, C.

0 2 0
Hughie and Cecil ...
3 0 0 Bailey, R.

0 4 6
Rev. T. R. Stevenson
0 10 6 Baker

5 0
Mrs. H. Wright
0 10 6 Ball

0 1 0
A Reader of Sermons." and "Sword

Bligh

0 8 2
and Trowel," at Washington Station,

Bourne

0 2 7
Durham
1 00 Bray

0 2 10
Mr. T. Bradwell
1 0 0 Bramble

0 3 6
Mr. Ranford...
1 0 0 Brazendale

0 4 0
Mr A. Miray, per F. R.T.
0 5 Brick

0 3 0
Collected by Mrs Johnstone
2 o Broadbridge

17
Mr. Coe
0 5 0 Brown...

0 5 0
Mr. G. Lloyd
0 14 0 Brownlie

0 3 0
Mrs. Robertshaw...
1 10 0 Brucklacher

0 3 0
Miss Fitzgerald
0 5 0 Buckley

0 2 6
Mrs. Carruthers
5 0 0 Cockerton

0

50
Boxes at Tabernacle Gates
2 14 3 Cook, H.

0 3 1
Annual Subscriptions :-

Cork

0 5 0
Mrs. Lillycrop, per Mrs. M. W. Dunn 1 1 0 Coulson

0 2 2
Mr Fidge
1 1 0 Court

0 1 6
Per F. R.T-

Daniel

0 5 0
Mr Pewtress

0 5 0
Dann

0 6 0
Mr. Keen...

5 0
Davis

0 5 0
Mr. Lavender

0 5 0
Dawson

02 0
Rev. E. Tucker..

0 5 0
Digby

0 3 6
Rev. J. Keed

0 5 0
Dixon

0 3 10
Mr. Probin

0 5 0
Durling

0 2 1
Mrs. Probin

0
5 0
Dunn, J.

0 2 2
D, B.

0 5 0
Dunn, J. W.

05 4
Mrs Tyson

0 5 0
Edmunds

0 4 7
Mr. Brown, senr.

0 5 0
Ellis

02 6
Mr. Henry Brown

5 0
Emmett

0 4 0
Mr. Bremner

0 5 0
Evans, T.

0 3 6
"In remembrance"

0 5 0
Fanner

0 5 0
Mrs. Taylor

0 50
Farley

04 0
Miss Taylor

0 5 0
Fourness

0 5 0
Mr. Vorley

0 5 0
Furby

0 4 0
Mrs. Adrian

0 5 0
Gatten

0 4 0
Mr. W. Olney
0 5 0 4 10 0 Glassborow

06 6
Mr. Dickens
0 7 6 Goddard ...

5 0
J. Johnston and Friend
0 3 0 Hanks

0 5 0
Sunday School at Gorebridge
1 0 0 Harold

0 4 0
R. L.
1 0 0 Harper

0 5 0
Collected by Mrs. Vynne...
0 11 0 Harrowing

0 1 1
A Friend
0 2 6 Hart

0 6 0
H. J. T.
0 6 0 Heath

0 2 9
A Friend as a Thankoffering for Mer-

Hedges

0 12 0
cies received
2 10 0 Hitchcox

0 1 0
Two Friends, Craig
02 6 Hodge

0 5 0
E. McP.
0 50 Horley

0 6 2
0 3 0 Jacobs
A coutry Minister

0 5 0
Miss Eliza Mundy
1 0 0 James

0 10 0
Mr. T. Smith

0 1 0
5 0 0 Jones, A.
Mr. H. Hill
0 10 0 Jones, C.

0 1 0
One of the Harvey Lane Friends 2. 0 0 Kentfield

0 5 6
Mr. F. Holgate
0 1 6 Laker

0 2 0
Mary Ann Candler
0 50 Latimer

0 10 0
Eythore and Ashley Sunday Schools,

Lesser

0 5 0
per Mr. Marshall
0 10 0 Loney

0 2 1
Musselburgh...
0 5 0 May

0 2 6
E. L ...

5 0 May, J.

0 3 0
l'enshurst
0 6 0 Martin

6 7
Rev J. T. Wigner ...
5 0 0 Nicoll

5 0
A. B.
2 0 0 Oakill

0 5 0
Mrs. Willows
0 10 0 Osman

0 5 0
Mr. Churchill
5 5 0 Parker

0 5 0
Mr. C. Me. Kinnon...
1 00 Phipps

05 0
A Friend, St. Alban's
05 0 Plant

0 2 1

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Colportage Association.

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Subscriptions-
£ 8. d.

£ 8. d. Mrs Haddock 0 10 6 A Friend, per Mr. Raines

20 0 0 G. Bard, Esq. 0 10 0 Mrs. Howard

10 0 0 J. Cropley, Esq. 0 10 0 R. L.

0 10 0 Mrs. Amy Camps 0 5 0 E. McP.

05 0 Mrs. Read Camps 0 3 0 H. B.

0

5 0 Mr. E. Brayne 1 1 0 Mary Ann Chandler

02 6 Miss Evans 30 0 0 Mr. M. Tutton

2 0 0 North Wilts District, per W. B.

Newcastle-on-Tyne

0 3 0 Wearing, Esq.

8 0 0 Mr. J G Best 0 10 6

£75 5 6 Mr. Vickery ...

0 10 0

Golden Lane Mission. Mr. W. J. Orsman, 153, Downham Road, London, N., thankfully acknowledges the following Donations for General Expenses Fund :£ 8. d.

£ 8. d. R. R. May 0 5 0 General M. and Mrs. Williams

6 0 0 Theodore Barnes 1 1 0 Rev. G. R. Thornton

1 1 0 Mrs. Van Hagen 10 0 0 Miss Gairdner

3 0 0 Mr. Heath 0 10 6 Miss. F. Wbitridge

1 5 0 Mr. Speight ... 0 10 0 Mr. Keeble

0 5 0 Mrs. Étherington 0 3 0 J. C. H.

0 5 0 Misses Northcott 0 5 0 E. Harrison

1 0 0 “Harry.” 0 17 6 Jas. Gibbs

0 10 0 “ Eliza 2 0 0 E. Matthews...

1 0 J. C. Bergmann

1
0 0 T. Twining

1 0 0 M. A. ('ooke...

1
5 0 The Misses Cballiner

0 15 0 T. R. C. 0 10 0 Lady G. Lyndhurst

1 1 0 Mrs. Carpenter

1 0 0
S. M. C. Roper

1 0 0 J. Freeman 1 0 0 J. Slade, Esg.

1 0 0 Elen Wright 1 0 0 Rev. G. H. Rouse

2 0 0 Peter Lamont 1 0 0 F, Braby, Esq.

2 0 Miss E. A. Jeflery 1 0 0 Mr. Vickery

0 10 0 Mr. Vowles 1 1 0 Mr. Rainbow...

0 6 0 C. J. Hadfield

2 0 0 A Thankoffering for mercies received, 2 10 0 Mrs. Carter 1 0 0 Mr. W. Casson

1 0 0 E. Sulley

5 0 0 H. 0 5 0

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Orphanage Infirmary.

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Christmas Presents for the Orphanage.- Basket of Apples, “H. B."; Box of Raisins and 11b. of Almonds, The Misses Raines; Hamper of Fruit and a Football, “A.”; Two ('ases of Oranges, per L. N. W. Ry.; Box of ditto and a Box of Biscuits, Mr. Greenfield ; Box of Figs, Mr. Mayers; Small Parcel, Mrs. Arnold; Basket of Apples. Little Boy at Totteridge; Box of Oranges. S. E. Goslin ; Basket of Apples, Mr. Tewkesbury; Box of Sweets, Mr. Best, Box of Oranges, a small Cake, and some Nuts, Mr. Wigner ; Box of Prunes, Mr. Harrison ; Basket of Apples, Mr. Bath ; Toys for Christmas Tree, Mr. Zimmerman ; Two Boxes of Oranges, Mr. Brown; Two American Cheeses and some Toys, Mrs. Tyson; a Turkey, Mr Tubby ; a Plum Pudding, Miss Wright.

Presents for the Orphanare.- A Bag of Rice, Mr. Warmington Error last Month.—" Fifty Shirts" should have been * One Hundred,” per the Misses Dransfield.

For a Christmas Festival at the Orphanage.- A Friend, Sittingbourne, 108.; Dei Gratia, 58. ; Mr. Eastly 38. 6d.; Bromsgrove, 58.; G. J. G., 208.; Trottie, Sani, and Gussie, Goldston, 158.; An Orphan, 28. 6d. ; Mrs. Snow, per Rev. J.J. Irving, 6s.; D. E. G., 5s. ; Mrs. Jeffrey and Children, 68. 4d. ; An Orphan, 10s. ; A Friend, per Mr. Mills, 5s.

For Bob. - Miss Carter, £1; M, B., 1s.; Henry and George 4d. ; A Lover of Sermons, ls. ; A Friend, 6d.

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T is believed that since the year 1851 the number of Sunday

schools, of teachers, and of scholars, has more than doubled in this country. In America, however, the Sabbath-schools are not only more numerous and more

largely attended, but are regarded as of greater importance than in England. All who pay flying visits to that country-and it will soon be a sign of heterodoxy among Nonconformist ministers not to have made a Transatlantic tour—are struck with the large measure of attention given to this important branch of Christian effort. We believe our American brethren are right in holding the Sabbath-school in the highest repute, and regarding it as the pet scheme of their churches. Our English churches have been too neglectful of the children, and as a consequence, we lose many adults who might be worshippers at our half-deserted chapels. The unceasing devotion of ministers and Christians generally to the Sabbath-schools of the United States is manifested in a variety of ways. It falls to our lot to scan many American religious papers, and there is scarcely any that do not devote one of the pages of their large broad-sheets to lessons, illustrations, and counsels for teachers. The existence of this feature of their religious journalism is essential to an extensive family circulation. Moreover, the handsome, well-lighted and ventilated and furnished school-rooms are a marked contrast to the delightful dungeons in which so many thousands of English children are immured every Lord's-day. In this respect, it is to be hoped that we are improving, if we may judge from the published accounts of new

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