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MAINDEE NEW CHURCH.

MAINDEE NEW CHURCH.

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MAINDEE NEW CHURCH. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERLIN AND SILURIAN.] SIR, — In your paper of last week I read a letter of Mr. R. G. Thomas, and I must say that the expressions it contains in reference to Mr. Rennie and myself, and especially to my own private character, are wholly un- justifiable. It is pretty well known that Mr. Rennie and myself have contributed vcry largely towards this object, and being practical builders, we considered that our opinion npnn the designs was entitled to due weight by the committee, and I may add that Mr. Rennie and myself took a very decided view in favour of Messrs. Prichard and Seddon's plans. My visit to the Continent prevented my attending the October meeting of the com- mittee, and on my return home, I received from the Secretary a minute, expressing the general feeling of that meeting in favour of Mr. Thomas, and intimating an ad- journment thereof, to secure my attendance on the further discussion and selection of the plans. Mr. Llewellin whom I saw afterwards, informed me of his intention of submitting the plans to Mr Scott. To this I readily assented, knowing his charactei and abilities and I :Ilei-i told Mr. Llewellin that if Mr. Scott considered Mr. Ihomas's designs the most suitable, I would at once bow .0 his decision; but that neither Mr. Rennie nor myself ( ,yould yield to the views of gentlemen whom we did not :onsider more capable than ourselves of judging on such matters. Mr. Scott, however, supported our views, and [ therefore strenuously determined to carry out Messrs. Prichard and Seddon's plans, as those which were un- doubtedly, and on the highest authority, the best. What 1 loes Mr. Thomas mean by imputing to Mr. Scott improper | motives ? He admits his well-known character, but he would not have selected him in this competition. Suiely ( some apology is due to Mr. Scott for thus unceremoniously ( .reating so honoured a name among his own profession. With all the facts before them, the meeting of December j ( could not do otherwise than make the choice they did j and why, when I simply acted up to my conscientious :onvictionSj and adopted the only right coulee, I should 1 be subjected to the charge of exercising an overbearing influence in the matter, is to me most unaccountable and most unjustifiable, and I shall fully expect an apology at the hands of Mr. Thomas, for the gratuitous libel which he has thought fit to cast upon me. I have lived in this neighbourhood for something like twenty years, and have always endeavoured to promote the good of the district, and to stand well with my neighbours, and I therefore beg to assure Mr. Thomas that it is not my intention to submit tamely to what I consider a most unjustifiable attack on my private character. I am, Sir, your obedient servant, Maindee, Jan. 6tli, 1859. JOHN LOGAN.

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