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PRESENTATION TO PRINCIPAL T. REES. » BRECON FREE CHURCHES' TRIBUTE. A presentation was made on Friday night by the Free Church Council of Brecon' at a meeting held at the Plough Congregational Church to Principal T. Rees, M.A. (son-in- law of Mr. Michael Davies, Bridgend), of Bala-Bangor Congregational College, on the occasion of his departure from Brecon to take up his new duties. For a period of 10 years, Mr. Rees has been. a professor on the staff of the Memorial College at Brecon, and latterly vice-principal, and throughout that period he has rendered distinguished service, not only to the college, but to the Free Churches of the county and the Progressive cause. There was a large assembly in his honour, and an illuminated address was presented to him, the terms of which were as follows:- "Free Church Council of Brecon to Rev. Principal T. Rees, M.A. Rev. and Dear Sir,—We, the members of the Brecon Free Church Council, on the oc- casion of your departure from Brecon to Ban- gor, desire to present you with this address as a token, of our high regard for your ster- ling character, and our appreciation of the valuable services rendered by you to the cause of the Churches in the town. From the time of your residence among us, covering a period of ten years, you have been actively identified with the work of the council in all its various phases, serving its interests with a fidelity that is only equalled by your distin- guished ability, and we recognise in you a staunch and progressive Free Churchman, a fearless and forcible exponent of religious equality, 'and an ardent and' intrepid advo- cate. of social righteousness. We desire moreover to bear testimony to the initiation and tact which have characterised your efforts to further the aims of Free Church- men in our midst as well as to the disinter- estedness and devotion which yon have dis- played in all your especial activity. While we lay special emphasis on your vigorous ad- vocacy of Free Church principles, at the same time we recognise that your work wals not confined to the Council, for yon have laid the Nonconformity of the county under a d!eep debt of obligation by your service and in- fluence in other spheres—particularly in that of the County Education Committee. The Council's appreciation- of your many services found expression in your election to the pre- sidency during the year 1907-8, and a deep sense of your strenuous Avork in that capacity led to your re-election to the office during the present year. Whilie on the one hand we view your departure with keen regret, on the other hand we cordially congratulate, you on your appointment to the principalship of Bala-Bangor College. We extend to you our best wishes in your new and exalted sphere, and we pray that Almighty God may grant you health and long life to accomplish the important work to which you have been called. "July, 1909." The address, which is framed in oak, is signed by Mr. E. Morgan, C.C., and Mr. T. E. TrNr, J.P. (vice-chairmen of the Brecon Free Church Council), Mr. James Thomas, treasurer; and Rev. D. Owen Griffiths (pas- tor of Watergate Baptist Church), honorary secretary.