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them, rather than weakly surrender to occupy thenceforth the ignoble position of men who have in cowardice deserted the cause they had vowed to uphold and defend till death. May it be given to each of us thus to act. And for our encouragement, let us ever realize that in so acting we shall bụt follow in the footsteps of a great cloud of witnesses who have gone before, and whose noble example of selfdenying fidelity and steadfastness admonish us not to faint or grow weary, but to endure hardness as good soldiers of Jesus Christ, while we have respect unto the recompense of the reward. For it is written, Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.”

Your Committee cannot conclude without giving brief expression to their profound and sorrowful sense of the great loss which they, as a Committee have sustained, in common with the whole Church, through the removal by death of two of their number, since their last report was submitted to the Synod. The revered Father and beloved Brother,* who have been called away, were men of no ordinary sagacity of mind, depth of penetration, soundness of judgment, ripeness of experience, tried attachment to, and enlightened zeal for, the whole cause of God in our land, who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do in such sifting troublous days as these. In our councils and deliberations we miss them much, and shall miss them long. But the Master whom they served has seen meet to summon them and others to their rest, where vexed questions are unknown, the din of strife hushed for ever, and all is light and unity and peace, and to lay the burden they so long and so nobly bore upon other shoulders. May we have some measure of the same grace granted us as they possessed, so that in their footsteps we may earnestly follow, zealously affected as they were for the interests of the Redeemer's cause and kingdom in the world. And when our brief warfare is also accomplished, may it be given us to share with them in their reward, “where death-divided friends at last shall meet to part no more.” Until the day dawn—the day of heavenly glory—and the shadows flee away—the dark and deepening shadows of earth’s ignorance, and error, and sin—be it ours through grace to fight valiantly the good fight of faith, and to endure as seeing Him who is invisible, reckoning that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that shall be revealed in us.-Submitted by order of Committee,

JOHN STURROCK, Convener.

* The Rev. Professor Murray, D.D., Glasgow, and the Rev. James Smellie,

Edinburgh.

ORIGINAL SECESSION SYNOD TREASURER'S ACCOUNTS.

1876-77.

SYNOD FUND.

April 29, 1876.

Brot. forward, £30 0 0 £133 16 03 To Balance of Account, £43 10 7 “Friends,"Car

luke, per Rev. April 30, 1877.

T. Hobart, 10 0 C

Mrs Rettie, Aber. To Collections from Con

deen, for book gregationsAberdeen,

case for Hall £1 0 0

5 14 0 Arbroath,

Library, 2 10 0

• Α Aacbinleck,

Hearer,'' 1 0 0

U.O.S. Hall, 2 0 0 Ayr,

3 14 Birsay,

Anonymous, Post2 0

mark “EdinCarluke, 9 10 0

burgb,”

1 0 0 Carnoustie, 0 15 0

J. D. M., per Mr Colmonell, 0 11 4

Alex. Smellie, Coupar-Angus, 1 10 0

1 0 0 Dromore,

Edinburgh, 1 0 4

"A Friend, Dandee,

2 12 0 Edinburgh, 14 19 2

Coupar-Angus, Glasgow

per Rev. P.

M'Vicar, 1 0 0 Mains Street, 8 15 4

Per Rev. J. RitcbieHutchesontown, 1 0 0

Mr John Waters, Bridgeton, 1 4 8

Tourso,

0 10 0 Kilmarnock, 0 10

Mr Alex. Waters, Kilwinning, 1 18

Thurso,

0 10 0 Kirkcaldy, 1 10

A Friend,

0 2 6 Kirkintilloch,... 0

51 16 6 Kirriemuir, 0 11

To Collections at Synod
Midlem,
2 0 0
Sermons,

1 11 75 Olrig, 2 0 0

To proceeds 56 copies Perth, 2 0 0

3 4 0 Pollokshaws,

T'estimony,
6 6 3

To proceeds 12 copies Rules
Shottsburn, 3 7 6
Stranraer,
7 10

of Ecclesiastical Procedure, 0 4 0

To Interest on Bank Account, 0 15 0 Thurso,...

2 14 2 Toberdoney, 1 10 0

£191 7 2 88 0 52 Carluke-Sabbath School,

0 10 0 Edinburgh-Vic

April 30, 1877. toria Terrace

By Supply to Pulpit—Stran. Young Meus'

raer Congregation, £10 14 0 Sabbath Morn

By Supply to Professors' ing Fellowship

Pulpit,

13 0 1 Association. 0 15 0

By Professor's Salary, 30 0 0 Shotteburn-Rev.

By Rent of Hall Room, 7 10 0 J. Ritchie's

By Travelling Expenses-Bible Class,... 1 0 0

Attending Ordination of 2 5 0 Mr. Walker,

1 9 0 To Donations

Deputation to Secession Miss Ann Dirk,

Synod in Ireland,

4 4 6 Edinburgh, 30 0 0

Attending Synod Committees, 3 0 Carry forward, £3000 £133 16 03 Carry forward,

£70 5 7

SYNOD FUN D--Continued.

Brought forward, £70 5 7 Professor Aitken, opening

of Church, Cheltenham, 4 100 By Synod Meeting Expenses

--erection of platform, &c., 3 10 2 By Synod Clork's Salary, 1876-1877,

10 0 0 By Synod Officer's Fee, 1 10 0 By Synod Treasurer's Incidental Expenses,

1 0 0 By Synod Clerk's Incidental Expenses,...

0 19 6 By Convener of Committee of Supplies—Postages & Telegrams,

2 13 5 By Printing AccouutsMagazine, Synod Proceedings,

11 90 Carry forward, £105 17 8

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HOME MISSION FUND.

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April 29, 1876.

Brot. forward, £2 4 10 £403 12 3j To Balance of Account, £272 15 31

Arbroa'h,

3 2 3 April 30. 1877.

Auchinleck, 3 192 To Collections from Congre.

Carnoustie, 2 15 0 gations

Coupar-Angus, 1 14 4 Aberdeen, £0 15 0

Dromore,

0 5 0 Arbroath, 2 0 0

Glasgow Auchinleck, 1 2 6

Mains Street, 0 18 0 Birsay, 4 0 0

Kilmarnock, 0 5 0 Carluke, 18 17 0

Kilwidning, 2 10 11 Carnoustie, 2 0 0

Kirkcaldy, 1 18 4 Colmonell, 0 13 0

Kirkintilloch, 8 3 0 Coupar-Angus, 1 0

Kirriemuir, 1 12 7 Dromore, 1 1 8

Midlem,

4 7 5 Dundee, 2 0 0

Perth

1 6 4 Edinburgh, 15 14 69

Pollokshaws, 8 0 0 Glasgow

Shottsburn, 5 8 5 Mains Street. 14 7 0

Thurso, ..

1 18 11 Hutchesontown, 2 0 0

50 96 Kilmarnock, 1 13 9

Arbroath-Sabbath Kilwinning, 2 6 11

School,

£1 2 6 Kirkcaldy, 3 13 0

Carluke-Do. do., 010 0 Kirkintilloch, 8 10 6

Edinburgh - Vic Kirriemuir, 8 6

toria Terrace Midlem, 4 8 4

Young Men's Olrig, 10 0 0

Sahbath MornPerth, 2 0 0

ing Fellowship Pollokshaws, 2 18 10

Association, ... 0 15 0 Shottsburn, 14 5 7

Pollokshaws-Rev. Stranraer, 12 0 0

W. B. Gardiner's Thurso, 1 14 0

...

Bible Classes, 2 5 0 Toberdoney, 1 6 10

Shottsburn- Rev.

130 17 0 J Ritchie's To Collections from Congre

Bible Class 1 12 0 gations-per Family Boxes,

Thurso-Sabbath per Rev. W. B. Gardiner

School,

2 5 3 Aberdeen, £2 4 10

8 99

Carry forward, £24 10 £403 12 31

Carry forward,

£462 11 65

£50 00

10 00

25 00

5 00

40 00

April 30, 1877. By Rev. W. Hamilton,

Kirkcaldy, By Kirkcaldy Congregation

-Allowance for Manse, By Mr William Spiers, Kilmarnock, 28th June

and 29th December 1876, By Kilmarnock Congrega

tion for Mission Hall By Glasgow Hutchesontown

Congregation, By Rev. John M'Kay

Bridgeton District Mission, half-yearly Salary

from 1st June, By Glasgow Bridgeton Dis

trict Mission-Rent of Hall and Expenses, 2d

April and 31 Dec. 1876, By Glasgow Bridgeton Con.

gregation,... By Expenses of Convener

of Committee, 1875, 1876, By Expenses in Connection

with Family Collecting

Boxes for year, By Balance to next year's

Account,

50 00

26 8 9

40 00

1 8 11

2 3 0

...

...

£724 19 7

HOME MISSION FUND-Continued.

Brought forward, £462 11 6.
To Donations-
Miss And Dick,

Edinburgh. £30 00
Friends, Carluke,
per Rev, T.

Hobart, 10 00 "A

Friend, Coupar-Angus, per Rev. P. M'Vicar,

1 0 0 Miss Anderson,

Edinburgh, per
A. Sturrock,
Esq.,

1 0 0 Anonymous, Post

mark “Edinburgh,"

0 10 0 Mr Wm. Petrie, Perth,

0 10 0 J. D. M., per Mr

Alex. Smellie, Edinburgh, 0 10 0 & Friend, Dun. ning, per Mr Thos. Garvie, 0 2 0

43 12 0 To Interest on £185, 58 78

for year, as per Investment Account, £7 6 6 To Interest on Bank Account, 1 18 2

9 4 8 To Glasgow Bridgeton Dis.

trict Mission-Moiety of Collections, 2d April till 31 December 1876,

24 5 10 To Investment Account

Amount transferred to Aged and Infirm Minis. ters' Fuod,

186 5 7

474 18 113

£724 1975

MUTUAL ASSISTANCE FUND.

£330 15 33

£1 5 2

:

6 3 7

Brought forward,
To Interest on £156 18 11d, for year, as per Investment

Account,
To Interest on £14 14s 5d, for year, as per Investment

Account,
To Interest on Bank Account, ::

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April 29, 1876.
To Balance of Account,

April 30, 1877.
To Collections from Congregations-

Aberdeen,
Arbroath,
Auchinleck,
Ayr,
Birsay,..
Carluke,
Carnoustie,
Colmonell,
Coupar-Angus,
Dromore,
Dundee,
Edinburgh,
Glasgow, Mains Street,

Hutchesontown,..
Kilmarnock,
Kilwinning,
Kirkcaldy,
Kirkintilloch,
Kirriemuir,
Midlem,
Olrig,
Perth,
Pollokshaws,
Shottsburn,
Stranraer,
Thurso,
Toberdoney,

Do.,

£3 13 6
2 0 0
5 00
23 9 109
20 0 0
22 10 0
1 10 6
4 10 0
9 5 5
6 0 0
4 0 0
14 12 1
34 13 1
0 12 0
0 13 0
2 8 1
0 0 0
8 0 0
0 10 0
6 15 0
4 0 0
12 11 0
94 1
2 0 0
21 0 0
3 2 6
6 0 0

228 0 14
0 100

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Carluke-Sabbath School,
Edinburgh-Victoria Terrace Young Mens'

Sabbath Morning Fellowship Association,

1 0 0

1 100 £230 15 35

To Donations

"Friends," Carluke, per Rev. T. Hobart,
Miss Ann Dick, Edinburgh,
"An Elder,” Edinburgh,
“A Friend," per Rev. J. M.Kay,..
"A Friend," per Rev. P. M'Vicar,
A Widow's Mite,' Castletown, per Rev.

C. S. Findlay
Anonymous-Postmark, Edinburgh, ..

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