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WAS IT A MIRACLE? -A PRAYER…

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MONTGOMERYSHIRE (LOWER END) MONTHLY MEETING. The Welsh Calvinistic Methodists in the lower end of Montgomeryshire held their monthly meeting at Zion Chapel, Oswestry, on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 16 and 17. Rev. Wm. Roberts, Birmingham, was the chairman, and Rev. Wm. Williams, Llansilin, was the secretary. The next monthly meeting is to be held at Tregynon in March. The subject of the Church meeting, on Friday morning, March 28, will be the Divinity of the Person of Christ. The delegates to the church at Zion, Oswestry, with re- gard to Mr. Robert Williams, a candidate for the ministry, reported that the church was unanimous in giving him permission to preach. Revs. John Pritchard, Birmingham, and Edward Griffiths, Meifod, were ap- pointed to examine him at the next Monthly Meeting. A letter of transfer was read from the Lleyn and Eifionydd Monthly Meeting commending Mr. John Williams, Llwyndyrus, Pwllheli, now staying with Mr. John Evans, M.A., Salop School, to the Montgomeryshire Monthly Meeting. A brief report was given of the last Quarterly Association at Bala, but the consideration of certain matters referred by the Association to the monthly meet- ings was deferred. In accordance with the resolution of the North Wales Home Mission Committee, the Rev. Robert Davies, Shrewsbury, and Mr. Evan Thomas, Bir- mingham, were appointed to visit the churches receiving aid from the Home Mission, viz., Bilston, Wolverhampton, and Albert-road, Oswestry. Rev. Samuel Owen, Tany- grisiau, Merionethshire, wa3 present on behalf of the move- ment for the closing of public houses on Sunday, and delivered a telling address. A resolution according him a cordial recep- tion and promising to endeavour to carry out the suggestions he gave was unanimously passed. The canvass papers, Ac., for the Llanfyllin Union were entrusted to Rev. Edward Griffiths, Meifod, and for the Forden Union to Revs. J. Hughes Parry, Welshpool, and R. Jones, Llan- ymynech. The voting papers for the ordination of any preachers who might be eligible were collected. A large majority of the churches voted for Mr. John Grey Jones, of Llanfair Caereinion. The statistical schedules were collected, and Mr. John Jehu, of Llanfair Caereinion, was appointed to make some remarks upon the statistics at the next Monthly Meetings. The report of the Com- mittee having charge of Weak Causes was received, and various sums of money were voted in aid of such causes. It was also decided that in future an annual report of such causes should be printed. With regard to the Mission Collection, it was resolved that B20 should be given to the North Wales Home Missionary Society, and that the remainder of the collection be divided between the Foreign Missionary Society and the Weak Causes belonging to this Monthly Meeting. The churches were exhorted to bring in the whole of their collections (and not merely a portion) to the Monthly Meeting. The fol- lowing are the delegates to the Quarterly Association" Revs. Owen Hughes, Tregynon, and John Pritchard, Bir- mingham, and Messrs. William Thomas, Birmingham, and Thomas James, Oswestry. Rev. John Pritchard was appointed a member of the Committee of the Ministers' Fund which is to meet at next Association. Messrs. JohaJehu, Llanfair Caereinion, and John Evans, M.A., Salop School, Oswestry, were appointed auditors of the Ministers' Fund, and also of the Weak Causes' Fund. An account was given of the state of the cause at Zion aad at Albert-road, Oswestry, and also at Carneddau, Creiglwyn and Cyrnybwch. Mr. Brookes of the latter place, was received as a deacon. It was decided that certain manuscript books, containing memoranda as to this Monthly Meeting for many years, which belonged to the late Mr. E.Griffiths, Cynhinfa, formerly secretary, &c., of the Monthly Meeting should, with the permission of Mrs. Griffiths, be kept in the safe at Llanfyllin, where the chapel deeds are kept.—The Rev. Edward Griffiths, Meifod, informed the Monthly Meeting that a large chest had come into his possession, containing books and manuscripts belonging to the late Rev. J no. Hughes, of P ont- robert.—The Rev. E. Griffiths was requested to retain possession of the chest, and he and the Rev. Robert Davies, Shrewsbury, were appointed to look over the manuscripts, and give a report at next Monthly Meeting, The subject spoken upon by several ministers and others at the Church Meeting on Friday morning at 9 a.m., was Hebrews x., 24, 25. The following brethren were ap- pointed to preach, viz.: The Revs. John Hughes Parry, Welshpool, Samuel Owen, Tanygrisiau, Robert Davies, Shrewsbury, William Roberts, Birmingham, Edward Griffiths, Meifod, and John Hughes, D.D. Liverpool.

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MR. COTES, M.P., AND MR. ROBERTSON,…

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A REPORTER REFUSED ADMISSION…

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