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by the Evangelical Union Church. After the ordination some fifteen E. U. Ministers came forward, and warmly shook the young missionary by the hand.

7. VALEDICTORY SERVICE. The missionaries and friends whose departure by the steamships Quetta and Garonne, for India and the South Seas respectively, is announced above, together with others about to leave this country, were publicly taken leave of at a special meeting held in UNION CHAPEL, ISLINGTON, kindly lent for the occasion, on the evening of Monday, December 10th. Their names and destinations are as follow :

Rev. S. MATEER, F.L.S., and Mrs. Mateer, returning to Travancore, South India.

Rev. D. HUTTON, returning to Mirzapore, North India.
Rev. E. LE MARE, returning to South India.
Rev. A. L. ALLAN, proceeding to Travancore, South India.
Miss Sansom, proceeding to Mirzapore, North India.

Rev. J. D. HEPBURN and Mrs. Hepburn, returning to Shoshong, South Africa.

Rev. W. N. LAWRENCE and Mrs. Lawrence, proceeding to Mangaia, South Seas.

Rev. W. H. WILSON and Mrs. Wilson, proceeding to Samoa, South Seas.

The chair was taken by the Rev. HENRY ALLON, D.D. After singing, the Rev. W. SPENSLEY (Deputy Chairman of the Board) read the Scriptures and offered prayer, and the Rev. Dr. ALLON opened the business of the meeting. The Rev. J. O. WHITEHOUSE (acting Foreign Secretary) having introduced the missionaries by name, another hymn was sung. The Rev. A. ROWLAND, LL.B., of Crouch End, then delivered a fraternal address to the out-going brethren and their wives. This was followed by another hymn and by a dedicatory prayer offered by the Rev. GEORGE WILKINSON, of Chelmsford. The Revs. S. MATEER and J. D. HEPBURN briefly referred to the varied labours in the foreign field, which the members of the Missionary party were about to resume or commence. All present united in singing a valedictory hymn, and the meeting was closed with the benediction. 8.-LETTERS FROM MISSIONARIES, 1514 NOVEMBER TO 12TH

DECEMBER. CAINA.-A. Foster, Hankow, October 5th ; W. Muirhead, Shanghai, October 10th ; J. Macgowan, Amoy, October 3rd ; J. Sadler, Amoy, October 19th ; G. H. Bondfield, Amoy, November 1st.

India.—W. Johnson, Calcutta, November 6th ; J. P. Ashton, Calcutta, November 10th ; W. J. Wilkins, Calcutta, October 23rd, 30th, Nov. 6th, 13th ; J. Hewlett, Benares, October 31st, November 5th, 14th ; J. H. Budden, Almora, November 10th ; H. Coley, Almora, November 3rd ; F. Wilkinson, Madras, October 24th, November 14th ; G. 0. Newport, Sydney, October 23rd, November 1st; W. E. Richards, Madras, October 24th ; W. Robinson, Tripatoor, November 6th ; B. Rice, Bangalore,

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