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♦——— ANNUAL ASSOCIATION OF THE INDEPENDENTS OF MONTGOMERYSHIRE. The above body held their annual association this year at Llansilin, near Oswestry, on Thursday and Friday, June 29 and 30. The following brethren were present :—Ministers, James, LlansantfFraid Morgans, Llanfyllin; Davies, Llanfair Evans, Llanidloes J.Roberts, Llanbrynmair Jones, Penllys j Thomas, Oswestry; Roberts, Sarneu; Roberts, Voel; Roberts, Penybont; Thomas, Penarth; Thomas, Liverpool; Griffiths, Llanegryn; Ellis, Llangwm; Williams, Dinas. Preaclierg, Davies, Llansilin Ilowels, Pentrobert; Davies, Bala; Jervis, Brecon. At the conference held at two o'clock the first day the fol- lowing resolutions were carried unanimously: 1. That Mr. Morgans, Llanfyllin, be appointed chairman; and Mr. Thomas, Penartii, secretary of this meeting. 2. That Mr. James, Llarisantffraid, and Mr. Jones, Penllys, be requested to write the memoirs of the late Revs. M. Hughes, Sar- dis. and H. Hughes, Voel and to publish the same in the Dysgedydd. 3. That Mr. Williams of Aberhosen, and Mr. Evans, LIan- idloes, be requested to make a short report of their journey through the county respecting our chapel debts, and publish it in the Dysgedydd. 4. That our next four-monthly meeting be held at Llanbryn- tnair, in September next; and that Mr. Morgans, Samah, and Mr. Parry, Machynllaeth, do visit the churches in the lower divi- sion and Mr. James, Liansantffraid. and Mr. Jones, Penllys, in the upper division in the beginning of September next to en- courage them to continue their efforts to discharge their chapel debts. 5. That the cause at Llangynog deserves our notice and as. distance. 6. That our next assembly be held at Welshpool, 7. That the Welsh cause at Newtown is prospering gradually, and highly deserves our continued assistance. 8. That the church and congregation at B wlchyffridd are worthy -of public honour and thanks, for the great and voluntary effort! which they have lately made among themselves to pay the sum of £ 320, being the whole amount incurred in the erection of their new and commodious chapel, on the day of its opening; and that they have thereby given an example worthy to be imitated bv all the churches in building and repairing chapels. The following ministers preached: -The Revs. Messrs. Wil- liams, Dinas Evans, Llanidloes; Roberts, Yoel; Griffiths Llanegryil Davies, Llanfair; Thomas, Liverpool; Ellis, Llan- gwm; and J. Roberts, Llanbrynmair. The services were in- troduced by the Revs. Davies, Bala; Thomas, Oswestry and Jones, Penllys. We are happy to inform our friends throughout the county generally, who had not the pleasure of attending our meeting, that the Christian society at Llansilin had done, all necessary preparations, cheerfully, for holding the assembly, and enter- taining ministers and others. All the respectable farmers and tradesmen of the neighbourhood, Churchmen as well as Dis- senters, were anxious to assist our friends to the utmost. They did so. Evangelical alliance," of a truth, was to be seen there. We cannot soon forget the hospitality and kindness of the inhabitants. They had sufficient accommodation for up- wards of fifty ministers and the Church greatly regretted that so few of the county ministers attended. We hope that the association has done an immense good in the place; and that the respected minister, Mr. James, and his people, will be en- couraged to continue their labours and usefulness for the con- version of souls and the glory of God. MAXAVOX, MONTGOMERYSHIRE.—This parish has been long destitute of the means of general and useful education. The Dissenters of the place and the surrounding neighbourhood have now voluntarily established a liberal British school at Beulah chapel, in the very centre of the county. We wish it prosperity. The time will soon come when every poor child in Wales may have the means of grace and education without being obliged to sell his conscience and soul to the clergy. ABERGELE, DENBIGHSHIRE.—On the 19th and 20th ult. the religious anniversary of the Wesleyan body in this town was held. On the evening of the 19th the Rev. R. Powell, of Liverpool, preached a very instructive sermon. At ten the following morning, in the absence of a Wesleyan English 11 preacher, the Rev. D. W. Jones, Independent minister, Holy- Well, Flint, preached a very chaste sermon, and the Rev. R. Jones, of Denbigh, followed in Welsh in a very edifying ser- mon. At two in the afternoon the Rev. Wm. 'Jones and the Rev. R. Powell delivered very lively discourses. At six in the evening the Rev. R, Powell, and the Rev. D. Williams, New- market, concluded the services of the day in very suitable and instructive sermons. MANCHESTER.—The Welsh Independents, Great Jackson- street, Hulme, held their annual assembly on the 13th, 14th, 15th, 16.h, and 17th ult. On Thursday evening the service Was introduced by the Rev. T. Hughes, of Anglesea (Baptist), and the Rev. John Williams, Llangadock, preached. On Friday evening the ministers present, with the congregation, attended the important and interesting meeting then held in the Calvin- istic Methodist chapel, on the subject of "Education in Wales." On Saturday evening a temperance meeting was held, at which the Rev. O. Jones, Calvinistic Methodist minister, of this city, presided, who, together with the Revs. R. Bonner, Wesleyan minister, and D. Rees, Llanelly, delivered appro- priate and convincing addresses on the subject of total absti- nence. On Sabbath morning at seven o'clock, a congregational prayer-meeting was held. At ten the Rev. T. HughesVead a portion of scripture and engaged in prayer; and sermons were delivered by the Revs. R. Parry, Conway, and D. Rees, Llanelly. At two p. m. the Rev. Wm. Roberts, Penybontfawr, introduced the service, and the Revs. R. Parry and D. Rees pin preached, the latter in English. At six the Rev. R. Parry commenced, and the Revs. W. Roberts and D. Rees preached. On Monday evening at seven, the service was com- menced by the Rev. D. Rees, and sermons were delivered by the Revs. John Williams, Llangadock, and Thomas Rees, Siloa, Llanelly. ST. BitrDES, -TPATT BitiDGF,D.-The neighbouring ministers of the Baptist association of this county held important and interest- ing meetings in this village, on Wednesday and Thursday, the 26th and 27th instant, when impressive sermons were delivered by Messrs. Hopkin Jenkins; B. Price (C'ymro Back) Davies, Penyvai; Jones, Cardiff; Lawrence, Lantwit; Evans, Cowbridge; Jones, Bridgend and Hughes, Maesteg. The attendance at all the meetings ipas Grqivded, atfd vpe Ijelieve th^ services were qse? ful. 4-11 the ministers wfgrjs much pleased with th§ kindness, hos- pitality, and arrangements of the friends at Saint Brides, espe- cially that of the Methodists in allowing them their chapel to preach in. Arrangements are being made to build a Baptist chapel in this populous district. LLANWRTYP WELI.S, BRECONSHIRE.—On Wednesday evening, the 2Cth ult., a public meeting was held at the Calvinistic Me- thodist chapel, for the purpose of advocating the claims of teeto- talism. G. Williams, Esq., Llandilo, occupied the chair, and opened the meeting in a short but. eloquent speech. W. Watkins, EN., Merthyr Tydfil, next addressed the meeting at considerable length, and with much effect. The Rev, W, Williams, of Crick- howell, followed, and confined himself to the religious bearing of the question. The meeting was also addressed by R. Woodnjan, Esq., Llanidloes, Mr. J. Jones, Llandovery, Mr. J. Edwards, Dowlais, and S. Gwilliam, Esq., Llandilo. Votes of thanks hav- ing been given to the speakers and the chairman, Sfr.. Watkins closed the meeting by prayer. MERTHYR TYDFIL ADULAM INDEPENDENT CiijtprL.-Oll the 5th and 6th ult. services were held in the above chapel on the ,occasion of the recgnition of the Rev. L. Lawrence, late of Llantriesant, as pastor dyer fhe above church. The Rev, W. Griffiths, Ljhmliarran, delivered a charge to the, minister, the Rev. M. Rees. Grocsweri, addressed the' church, and the Rev. W. Morgans, Llwyni, to the congregation. Several other ml-, listers prekC £ ed and took part m the services,. Collections were made at the close of each service for liquidating the debt remaining on the chapel. The attendance was numerous. Mr. L;twrc!],c'e commences his ministerial labours with very hopeful 1'rospe.cts',— From a Correspondent:

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