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NOTES BY THE WAY.

WELSHPOOL.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. --

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. MACHYNLLETH PARISH VESTRY. o;I-NT)- -,Illd I"OST. v Ih, .iy tat! e: i! ion has been drawii toyour report OI UIE :<LK,VO vo.-try and your comments thereon. Allow T>;O to correct some misapprehensions there: 1. In the first place the adjourned vestry NN-AR coii- vened by me in pursuance of a requisition of ra*e- pavers. inlliw tialiv signed, and on the identic:: I words of their petition, viz. "to ekct n church- warden for r e ensuing year. and to consider other matters relating to the parish." The latter words were not then-fore added bv me. as stated. 2. In 'he next, place it is ?.<>r the Hector's busines's or duty to present the parochial accounts to the esrry. H, is no): an officer of the ratepayers. It t u' ,of the outsr(,Ii, present them, and the in-coming wardens, though of course they are not liable for the obligations of their predecessors in office, are entitled to have from them a statement- of such accounts up to date. 3. By custom hpre, the Rector nominates one churchwarden and the ratepayers the other. The Rector having declared his liorylill",iop. ought, I think, to leave the ratepayers to choose their own wis hour any interference ou his part. Holding these Views, and my presence not l-eing necrssarv, I have abstained from a'i interference in the matter. But in delauit of appointment h," the vestry it will devolve upon the -for to appoint both wardens, just in the same way as when the Rector neglects to exercise his right of nomination, the Vestry wiii nominate and appoint both officers. There is one other observa- tion I would make. A. Parish Vestry" and a Church meetinjr" are two x-ei-, different things. There appears to be tn idea in the minds of some of the ratepayers that they can turn a Parish Vestry" into a "Church meeting," to discuss subjects which do not concern the ratepayers, and exclude Nonconformi-ts from the disi-Ussion. This impression is not only incorrect in theory, but is most pernicious in its effect upon the orderly administration of parochial busine-s.â1 have the honour to be. Sir, Your obedient servant, THOMAS WARRFN TREVOR. 28th May, 1896. Rector of Machynlleth. â .-+--

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