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We have found, it is true, other friends, whose Christian sympathy we highly value, both in England and in Scotland, but we do not forget that you are of the longest standing, and that the formation of your Society dates from the first days of the revival of religion on the Continent. Nay, more precisely, because we are not uniform in some points of church government, we are so much the more interested in appreciating that Divine unity of the faith whose eternal bonds unite us.

I know, my lord, your benevolence, and were there any indiscretion in this letter, I would transcribe those words with which R. Gualterus concluded his epistle to the mighty Queen Elizabeth : "I may be considered, I confess, as wanting in discretion, for having offered this advice unsolicited. But I willingly incur the charge of indiscretion, provided only I may perform that duty which both my public ministry in the church requires, and which I acknowledge myself to owe, by reason of personal benefits, to your England, in which 1 was formerly received with the greatest kindness." (Zurich Letters, p. 10.)

May Jesus Christ, the Head of the Church, who is always with us, even to the end of the world, be in the midst of you, and in you, my lord, and very dear brethren ; may He be the soul of your Association ; may He bless your Queen and your people, and may He render your church a glorious church,not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing, but holy and without blemish! (Eph. v. 27.)

In the name of the General Committee of the Evangelical Society of Geneva.

J. H. MERLE D'AUBIGNE, D.D.

P.S. The General Assembly of the Evangelical Society will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, the 20th and 21st of June, 1849. We invite to it the brethren who do not fear a tour on the Continent.

T.C. Johns, Wine Office Court.

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* Owad some pow'r the giftie gie us
To see oursels as others see us!
It wad frae monie a blunder free us

And foolish notion:
What airs in dress an" gait wad lea'e us,

And ev'n Devotion." —Burns.

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I have heard by many of this man how much evil

he hath done."

He has acknowledged in public " that he never lost half an hour's sleep.This may be from hardness of heart, coldness of blood, or a want of regard for the feelings of others, which enables him to take his rest, even when he has been contending with his Brethren till near midnight. The bump of self-ESTEEM IN EXCESS, fully developing itself, in egotism. pride, disdain, and ambition.

Resolved to be eminent for something, he has now thrown off the robe of disguise which he has worn for many years, and displayed that bitter resentment which was almost matured in the Dudley strife; because his Bretbren could not sanction his rigid exactions.

I have a report ready for the press in my possession, and shall publish it if there be occasion."

He came hither from the North ; after being there a year exceedingly mortified and disappointed at not being made the Superintendent of a Circuit. The Society in this place was then in a state of peace

and prosperity. It would have been so now, had we had any other Superintendent than himself.

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