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BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE SOCIETY. ANNUAL MEETING OF THE NEWPORT AUXILIARY. On Tuesday evening last, the annual meeting of the above- lianied association was held at the Town-hall, Newport, the room having been kindly lent, for the occasion, by our respected chief magistrate, William Evans, Esq. The interest felt in the objects of the society was observable from the large and respectable company assembled within a few minutes after the time appointed for the meeting. Soon after seven o'clock, the chair was taken by J. J. Cordes, Esq., this vice-president of the Newport auxiliary, and a warm friend of the institution; on the platform were the Rev. C. W. Bingham, the deputation from the parent society; Rev. Messrs. Wybrow, Dickson, and Isaac, of the Established Church the Rev. A. Barber, W esleyan Rev. Thos. Gilhnan and Barfield, Independent; and Rev. W. Allen, Baptist. After a few appropriate observations from the Chairman, the report of the Newport committee was presented. This document was interesting, as being principally an abstract from that of the Pare"t;j,1'-t3'I giving a brief statement of its proceedings the last year, both at home, and 111 France, Germunj and J russi^ b(lt especiaJly in Italy> lis financial Statement proved fc? had>en m-°S(fc itsnnaiio j> uvea that the entire receipts of the *• !d; 1 1' 9.1 j £ ent ral purposes of the society, was .C52,.r,74 14s. ;C763(; 10s. 3d., special rtribu- the Continent; and iVl S K'0'1];!11? °f .^nPture" on onvilinrv q,„t: •,uW-'o los..>d., free contributions from vear of -TfiQ-i 'U1R an increase in this item over last nreLdimrvl. ld"> -or.of £ W 3s. 6d. over that of the interests ftt1 a ?ratifying proof that an attachment to the The e society is increasing in the public mind. .V:c,0ii'ts for bibles and testaments amounted to the sum 'j'] lls- lod- 1 io--irSSUes. ^ie society during the year, amounted to > copies of the scriptures, viz.—802,133 from the depository ai liotiie, and 305,385 from the depots abroad. In Tahiti, 700 copies of the bible had been purchased by the People, and the sum of £230, as the result, had been transmit- ted to the Bible Society in London, from that unfortunate country. The total issues of the society had now amounted to the amazing number of twenty-one million nine hundred and seventy-three thousand three hundred and fifty-five copies, in whole or in part, of the Holy Scriptures. The issues of the Newport auxiliary, for the last year, had been small, compared with those of former years, not exceed- ing .^00 bibles and testaments. The financial statement showed a balance in hand, at tho beginning of the year, of £ 50 3s. 3d. Its receipts, from sales at the depository, proceeds of the Ladies' Association, and annual subscriptions, had amounted to £ 53 3s. Id., making a total of £ 103 6s. 4d. The committee had expended £ 25 in books, and remitted £ 25 as a con- tribution to the parent society, leaving a balance in hand of £ 53 6s. 4d., to which has also to be added £ 4 17s. 6d., the amount of the collection at the public meeting. The first resolution, proposing the adoption of the report just road, was then introduced to the meeting; beintr moved by the Rev. D. Dickson, and seconded by the Rev. A Barber; the speakers dwelling especially upon the value of the scriptures, in their enlightening and hallowing influences upon the mind and conscience of the reader. Mr Dickson earnestly inculcated the necessity for the devotional perusal and study of the sacred volume and Mr. Barber related several appropriate anecdotes illustrative of the spiritual which gcuci&lly uocompHni^s thg siucero pcrtisftJl of tlw