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with Bro. Benson, the latter of whom Nearly lost his life six months ago by had met with a severe accident. The the bursting of a blood-vessel. Lives Committee were glad to be informed in lodgings, paying 2s. 6d. per week for that he was recovering as speedily as lodging and washing. Still preaches ; could be expected.

wife dead; seven children, all married The minutes of the last meeting with families, one a widow with five were read and confirmed.

children requiring help. Resolved, The monthly abstract was read, That he have 68. per week in future. showing receipts £178 10s. 6d. ; pay- J. P., of K., aged 73; an annuitant ments, including bills, £235 2s. Yd. from January 1872 at 28.; advanced

The total receipts from branches in May, 1875, to 48.; now asks the since the audit in May were £1,932 Committee to allow him. 28. addi198. 4d., and the payments through tional. He is ill and can do nothing. them were £1,642 3s. 7d., besides Local preacher 46 years. Local Secreworking expenses.

tary says,

6. The 4s. is all he has to There had been added during the depend upon, and in addition, his month 22 ; died, 3 members and 2 daughter who lives with him is an wives ; sick, 114; superannuated, 160. invalid and unable to earn anything,

On the motion of Bro. Harding, the He hopes the Committee will do all volumes of our Magazine for 1878, they can.” Resolved, That he have 1879, and 1880, if in stock, were voted 6s. per week. for the Penge Library.

The next meeting to be held at The President read letters he had

Bro. Wright's, Frimley Villa, Plumreceived from friends, one of whom (a stead, on Wednesday Evening, Feb. Churchman) had generously sent £5 9th, at half-past five o'clock, to our funds.

The meeting closed with prayer by Bills amounting to £12 1s. 6d. were Bro. Amphlett. presented, and ordered to be paid.

CASES FROM BRANCHES.
J. P., of L., aged 65, applied for

DEATHS. superannuation; local preacher 46

Dec. 13, 1880. James Cunliff, Lin. years. A tailor by trade, but unable

coln Branch, aged forty years. He to work except earning a few shillings died resting on the atonement of the occasionally; suffers from bronchitis ; Saviour. Claim £8. wife dead; has five children, none of Dec. 18, 1880. Martha Gray, Framwhom can help him. Recommended lingham Branch. Her end was peaceby Local Secretary and Circuit Min- ful and happy. Claim £3. ister. Resolved, That he have 5s. per

Dec. 21, 1880. George Roberts, week.

Brigg Branch, aged seventy-four years.

The circuit minister says, J. C., of W., aged 84 years ; local

one of the best men he ever knew. A preacher 60 years, applied for super

local preacher, leader of two classes, annuation. Has 2s. 6d. per week from

and teacher in the Sabbath school. He the parish, out of which he has to pay

spent much time in visiting the sick. 1s. for rent; has no relations to help

It may be said, he was always in the him and can earn nothing. The

front ready to do his part in every Local Secretary says, “The branch good work, yet free from ostentation. strongly recommend the case and An humble, earnest, warm-hearted hope the Committee will allow him Christian. No one was more highly all they can.” Resolved, that the respected by all classes, and all denomibrother have 6s. per week.

nations. When his end came he was At this point the President was

found ready, and rejoiced in the proscompelled to leave, and at his request

pect of going home.' Claim £8.

Jan. 2, 1881. Mrs. Bott, Wellington the Ex-president took the chair.

Branch, aged sixty-one years. No T. R., of W., aged 83, an annuitant

particulars. Claim £4. since October, 1869, at 4s. per week,

Jan. 3,1881. J. Pitts, Witney Branch, now asks for more. Has been a mole

aged forty-six years. No particulars. catcher, and had for many years more As this brother had not been a member than 30,000 acres to look over an- twelve months, what he had paid was nually, but now can do nothing. refunded.

" He was

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CASH 'RECEIVED BY THE GENERAL TREASURER TO Jan. 15TH, 1881.

Free Sub- Benefit scriptions. Members.

£ 8. d. £ 8. d. Bromsgrore-Tea and Public Meeting ...

4 15 0 Southport-Mrs.

McCay (in memory of her husband), 128 0 12 0 0 3 0 Stockport-Mr. H. Bell, hm. £1 ls

1 1 0
Folkestone-Mr. T. Rigden, for the Old Brethren at Christ

5 0 0
Nottingham-Mrs. Gailey, hc. 108; Mr. G. J. Scales, hm.
£2 28 ; Mrs. G. J. Scales, hm. £2 2s ...

4 14 0 2 0 0 Bakewell 2nd

13 3 0
Luton-Mr. J. Cox, 10s for the Old Men; Mr. G. Tearle,
ditto, 10s ...

1 0 0
Gateshead - Mr. Charlton, 10s; Mr. S. Southern, hm. £1;
Mr. Councillor Wood, 5s

1 15 0 1 16 0 BradfordMr. S. Hawking, hm, £1 Is ; Mr. H. Kershaw,

hm. £1 1s; Mr. Watson Lister, hm. £1 ls; Rev. G. S.
Rowe, hm. £1 ls; Mr, J. Thompson, hm, £1 18

5 5 0 7 1 6
Birmingham 2nd-Mr. G. Lewis, hm. £1 ls; Mr. D.
Southall, hc. 128

1 13 0 4 6 0 Houghton-le-Spring

1 4 o Holywell

0 6 0 Cleckheaton

0 15 0 Burnley

09 0 Audley

2 1 Scarborough-Mr. S. Chester, hc. 108 60 ; Mr. E. Meggitt, hm. £1'1s; Mr. W. Whitehead, hc. 108 60

2 2 0 2 2 0 Midsomer Norton-Collected by Mr. Francis, 4s; Mr. Harding, hc. 108

0 14 0 2 14 0 Burton-on-Trent

1 4 0 Towcester 1st-Mr. J. Savage, hm. £1 ls

1 1 0 1 10 0 Northampton 2nd

0 18 Hexham 1st

0 12 Newport (Mon.)-Mr. J. Cole, hc. 10s 6d; Mr. H. Collier, hm.qly. 5s 3d; Mr. W. Edwards, hm. qly. 5s 3d

1 1 0 09 0 Bensham Road ( Gateshead)

1 1 0 Devizes—Mr. Moor, hm. £1

1 0 0 1 11 0 Holt-Mr. E. Taylor, hc. qly. 2s 6d

0 2 6 1 13 0 Stockton-on-Tees

1 1 0 Guernsey

0 90 Congleton

1 7 Hexham 2nd

0 12 0 Bangor

10 10 0 Wednesbury...

0 6 0 Thame

2 7 6 Wantage Collected by Mrs. Goulding, £1 10s

1 100 1 13 0 Kendal

1 4 0 Stourport

1 1 0 Bridport

0 12 0 Barnstaple

0 15 Colne–Mr. W. Holmes, hm. £2 28 (per Mr. Milsom)

2 2 0 .Brighton-Mr. W. J. Smith, hm. £5

5 0 0 Toncester 2nd

090 Chatteris 2nd

0 18 0 1 7 0

4 11 0

1 1 0 1 13 9 St. Ives

0 18 0 Thornley

2 14 0 Kettering

1 4 0 Doncaster—Mr. J. Clarkson, 28; Mrs. Dobson, 58 ; Mr.

Isaac Marsden, hm. £1; Mr. J. Naylor, 28 6&; Dr. Sykes,
hc, 10s; Mr, J. Waller, 28 6d; Profit on Magazines, 4s 6d 2 6 6 5 8 6

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8. d. Liskeard 2nd Lincoln-Mr. Duckering, hm. qly. 58 3d ; Councillor War

riper, hm. £1 ls ; Mr. White, 58 ; Mr. B. Argyle, hm.
£1 ls; Mr. Cater, 5s ; Councillor Bainbridge, hc. 10s ;
Mr. Pickering, 2s 6d

3 9 9
Morpeth
Southampton
Ipswich-C.S.S., hm. £1

1 0 0 St. Columb-Mr. W, M. Cardell, hc. 10s 60 ; Mr.J. P. Dun

stan, hc. 108 6d ; Mr. W. Geake, hc, 108 6d ; Mr. W. J.
Hawke, hc. 10g 6d; Mr. J. Hendy, hc. 108 6d ; Mr. C. E.
Northy, hc. 10s 6d; Mr. F. E. Rouse, ho, 10s 6d

3 13 6
Swindon
Settle
Widnes
Tamworth
Hereford-Mr. J. Lea, hm. £1

1 0 0
Dawley
Framlingham
Taunton
Brackley-Bro. Barrett, Penny Preaching, £1 18 9d; Mr.
McKay, hm. qly. 58 3d

1 7 0 Penzance_Mr. G. Barclay, hc. 108; Mr. J. C. Clarke, hm.

£1 ls; Mr. J. Langdon, 2s 60 ; Mr. A. H. Mitchell, hc. 108; Mr. R. R. Victor, 5s

2 8 6 SpitalfieldsMr. J. Akers, hc. 10s 6d; Mr. C. Gapp, 2s 6d;

Mr. M. Liell, 28 ; Mr. R. Logan, hc. 10s ; Mr. E. S.
Snell, hm, £1'ls

2 6 0 Birmingham 1st-Mr. W. F. Green, hm. £1 1s; Mr. W. E. Whitehouse, hc. 108

1 11 0 Sheffield-Mr. P. Birks, hm. £1 1s; Mrs. P. P. Birks, hm.

£1 1s; Mr. G. Cowlishaw, 2s 6d; Mr. G. H. Foster, hm. £1 18; Mr. Charles Goodinson, hm. £1 18; Mr. J. Gregory, 128; Mr. J. Lamb, 128; Mr. J. Lockwood, 128 ; Mr. W. Loxley. hc. 10s 6d ; Mr. G. Moulson, 38; Chapel Collection at Philadelphia, £1 178 6d; Mr. A. Priestley, 2 qrs. 6s; Mr. T. Stocks, hm, £1

10 0 0 Shipley Launceston-Mr. J. Dingley, hm. qly. 786d; Mr. E. Pethy. bridge, hm. qly. 78 6d

0 15 0 Frome-Mr. R. Mitchell, 28 6d ; Mrs. M. Padfield, hm. £1 18 ; Mrs. Payne, hm. £1 ls

2 4 6 Dunstable-Rev. T. G. Lockhart, hm, £1 18

1 1 0 St. Agnes

Shepton Mallett-Mr. Hawkins, 58 ; Mr. B. Padfield, 58 ... 0 10 0
Shéerness-Friends at Queenborough, £1 Os 4d ; Collected
by Mrs, Smith, 58 60

1 5 10 LeedsMrs. C. Carr, hm. £1 ls; Mr. C, Atkinson, hm.

£1 ls; Mr. W. Edwards, hm. £l 18; Mr. T. Fentiman,
58 ; Miss Greaves, 5s...

3 13 0
Uttometer
Leigh (Lanc.)
Camelford ...
Alston
Hayle
Preston (Lanc.)
Mansfield
BlythMr. James Lamb, hm. £1

1 0 0 Pateley BridgeMr. P. Eskholme, qly. 28 6d

0 2 6 Blandford Manchester-Mr. E. Atkin, hm. £1 18 ; Mr. R. B. Brierley,

hm. £1 18; Mr. T. Briggs, hm. £1 ls ; Mrs. Dawes, hc.

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Free Sub- Benefit scriptions.

£ 8. d. £ 8. d. 10s ; Mrs. Gamble, 5s ; Mr. W. Gibson, hc. 10s; Bro. T. Hallam, hm. qly. 58_3d; Mr. R. Johnson, hm. (Chislehurst), £1 ls ; Mr. J. Napier, hm. £1 18; Mr. Pugh, 2s 6d; Messrs. Robinson and Sons, 5s ; Mr. A. Ross, hm, £1 ls ; Mr. C. Slater, hm. £1 Is...

3 0 0 Office: President's ListLess expenses at Great Marlow, 4s. See President's Letter

22 ( 10 Dover

0 90 Cross Hills-Mr. G. Curtis, hm. £1 ls; Mr. Marchbank, hm. £1 18; Mr. Myers, hm. £1 ls

3 3 0 2 8 Hull-Mr. H. Briggs, interest of £1000, £50

50 0 0

6 0 Coventry

1 10 0 Rochester

1 4 0 Tavistock

1 15 0 Kuncorn

0 15 0 Thetford— Collected by Bro. Fleet, 58

0 5 0 0 3 0 Stourbridge

1 10 0 High Wycombe

2 5 0 Newport Pagnell

2 1 6 Melksham-Mr. Thos. Dyke, 58

0 5 0 1 0 Faversham-Mr. T. S. Berry, 3s; Mr. J. Carter, qly. 5s 3d;

Mr. E T. Clay, 2s 6d ; Mr. J. Croucher, 2s 6d ; Mr.J. Day, 5s; Mr. R. S. Dunn, gly. 5s 3d; Mr. A. Humphreys, qly. 5s 3d ; Mr. G. Johnson, qly. 5s 3d ; Mr. R. Lancefield, 58 ; Mr. G. Millgate, hc. 10s ; Mr. D. Newing, hc. 10s; Mr. G. Moore, 2s 6d; Mr. R. Skinner, 2s 6d; Mrs. Swan, 5s; Mr. J. Videan, hm. £1 1s; Mr. J. Wildish, qly. 5s 3d...

4 15 3 1 13 0 Monmouth

0 6 0 Deptford and Woolwich-Mr. A. Coldwell

, 28 ; Mrs. Rosewall, 58

0 7 0 0 6 0 Northampton ist—Mr. T. Hitt, hm. £1 18; Mr. J. Wisdom, hm. £1

2 1 0 4 7 0 Bradwell-Mr. J. R. Cocker, hm. £1

1 0 0 1 16 0 Huntingdon-Thank-offering of an aged Brother on his birthday, 10s; A Christian Sister, 10s

1 0 0 Southwark and Lambeth—Mrs. Hey, hm. £1 ls; Mr. J. Jarvis, hm. (Slough) £1 ls (per Mr. Plant) ; Mr. Plant, for the Old Men, 10s; Rev. Ī. Tyerman, hm. £1 18 ; Mr. T. Lee, for the Christmas bounty, £2 28

5 15 0 Bristol-J. T., 8s for the Poor Old Hundred (per Bro. Maynard); Mrs. Sarginson, 6s

0 14 0 Great Queen Street, Mr. C. P. E. Green, hc. 10s 6d; Mr. J. Nickinson, hm, £1 ls

1 11 6 0 Hinde Street - Mr. and Mrs. Bowles, qly. 28; Mrs. Cam.

field, hc. 10s; Mr. J. H. Chance, hm. £1; Mr. James Davies, hm. £1 ls; Mr. John Davies, hm. £1 ls; Mr. W. T. Eastman, hm. £1 ls; Mr. and Mrs. Elliott, hm. £1 ls; Mr. T. Gullick, hm. £I; Mr. W. Johnson, hm. £2 28; Mr. J. Langsford, hm. £1 ls; Mrs. Maisey, 58; Mr. H. T. Northcroft. hm. £1 Is; Rev. W. M. Punshon, LLD., hm, £2 2s; Mr. E. Bichardson, hm. £1 ls; Mrs. Richardson, hc. 10s 6d : Mr. Welbourn, qly. Is

14 19 6 Chelsea-Mr. J. Panther, hm. £1 ls; Westmoreland Street Offertory, £2

3 1 0

09 Croydon-Hitherto, 10s 6d; T. C., 3s 6d

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0 14 0 Canston

10 13 Office List- The Right Hon. the Lord Mayor, £5; Mr. W. Scantlebury, hm: 2 years, £2 2s ; Mr. G. Tidmarsh, hm. £1 ls

8 3 0

£1200 2 5 1182 5

THE WESLEYAN METHODIST LOCAL PREACHERS'

MUTUAL-AID ASSOCIATION.
CHAPTER III.-THE LONDON GENERAL MEETING. 1849.

(Continued.) We now enter upon another part of the proceedings, which we may designate the guarding of the rights of members. It will be in the recollection of some of the brethren that the foundation of our Association was laid, and the walls erected, in troublous times.

By the tenth resolution, therefore, it was determined : That in case any member of this Association shall cease to be a Local Preacher of the Wesleyan Methodist Society, from any cause whatever, but shall desire to continue a member of this Association, it shall be lawful for the local brethren who are members of this Association, in the circuit in which he resides, to inquire into the circumstances of the case, and in their discretion to declare that such person, although no longer a Local Preacher, shall still continue a member of this Association, and be entitled to all the benefits of such membership, subject to the annual meeting of the Association."

The moving of this resolution led to a very spirited discussion, in which a number of the brethren took part. As originally proposed, it differed a little from the form in which it ultimately appeared. The discussion touched very frequently on the agitation in the Connexion. But the brethren, on the whole, conducted themselves in a most dignified and Christian manner, so that even if any of England's legislators had been there, they might have learnt Christian courtesy from the conduct of these plain men.

11.-That if any member of this Association shall be duly expelled from the Methodist Society for immorality, or shall, in the judgment of the Committee, be guilty of immorality, he shall also be expelled from this Association, and shall not, from thenceforth, be entitled to receive any benefit from the funds of the Association. Provided, nevertheless, that it shall be lawful for the General Committee, if they shall see fit, in case of poverty or distress, to return the amount of money which shall have been paid by such member, without interest, deducting therefrom any payments which shall have been made to such member before such exclusion or retirement.

This resolution was carried with little discussion. The next resolution on the paper was struck out as having been rendered unnecessary through a little alteration in a previous resolution.

The 12th and the five following resolutions declared that any persons not Local Preachers subscribing 21s. annually, should be hon, members. They gave the Committee power to elect a paid Secretary, regulating the money he should hold in his hands, directed the Treasurer when to invest

MARCH, 1881.

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