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3. UPPER EGYPT.-AN ADMIRABLE MISSION. “ You have heard of the work of the Board of American Missions of the United Presbyterian Church of America in EGYPT. We have to-day visited the station of the mission at Osioon, the centre of the work in Upper Egypt, and been greatly interested in the account given us by Dr. Hogg, who is in charge of it. The aim is to evangelise the Copts, and through them to work upon the native (Moslem) population. The agencies are, first, elementary schools, of which there are in all eleven in Upper Egypt; then, upper schools and a college for training teachers and pastors here, to which the most able scholars are transferred, and also the formation of churches with native pastors over them, and the encouragement of preaching and visiting from house to house by the members of the churches. Eight students were licensed by the Presbytery as pastors last year, and nine are in preparation for the present year. There are eleven churches (in Upper Egypt) with 451 members, and many of them have called and either wholly or in part support their own ministers. For instance, that in Osioot has just called a young student (one of the eight mentioned above) and offered him twelve napoleons a month as income. They have 105 meinbers, and, to their honour be it said, declined the offer of the Mission Board to aid them in raising this sum. As I said, this is the head. quarters of the mission and the principal church. When first churches are formed at other places the adherents are classed as members of the parent church, and supplied with teachers from the college until they are strong enough to be independent and in some measure to support a minister; then they take an independent position.

“In the school here there are ninety boys and twenty-five girls who are boarders. All are taught the usual elementary subjects, with English as a “elassical language ;' and in the advanced division (the college), algebra and advanced mathematics, mental philosophy, some elementary science, and theology. Dr. Hogg is also taking them through a course of ecclesiastical history with Mosheim, which is translated into Arabic as a text-book. He showed me the proof sheets of an Arabic edition of Tonic Sol-fa tunes which will shortly be issued, and even now he teaches from the modulator, and has succeeded in getting the children to sing our English tunes- a difficult thing, because the scales they have been used to are quite different, and the tunes very monotonous. The result of eleven years' work is certainly very great.

“There are good schools established by Government in all the chief towns and large villages: the teaching is at present inefficient, but improving. Many of the teachers are blind, it having been considered (as was the case with us) that if people could do nothing else they might teach."

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Under date December 20th, 1876, the Rev. J. P. SUNDERLAND writes as follows:-“ You will be glad to learn that the ship John Williams has reached Sydney in safety. We had rumours of her being wrecked, but we did not put any trust in these reports, and we were glad to see her back after a very successful voyage. The vessel is in first-rate order, and when she gets a new mizen-topmast she could go out to-morrow for another six months' cruise."

7. INCIDENTS OF AFRICAN TRAVEL. The Rev. A. J. WOOKEY, of Motito, Bechuana Country, South Africa, in a letter recently addressed to the Directors, writes:—“Perhaps one or two of our adventures on our return from Graham's Town, though scarcely worth writing about, may not be uninteresting. The first was at the Fish River, which Mr. Price will remember well. The bridge had been washed away, and we had to cross by the drift. We came to the drift just before sun-down, and hoped to get over while still daylight. We came through the water to this side, the bank of which was very muddy and slippery. The fore wheels came out, but the bind ones stuck fast at the edge of the water. After painly trying to move them, I hooked the oxec on again behind the wagon, and pulled it back to give it a fresh start. By this time it was dark and very cold. The wagon was in the middle of the river, and we were working in water nearly up to our waists. I could not get the wagon to move. I had to carry Mrs. Wookey and the children from the wagon to the bank, and finally take them to a small hotel not far off. I returned, and we unloaded the wagon; and, after several hours' work, succeeded in getting it a yard or two out of the water. We tied the oxen up and went to sleep, though not comfortably, as the colonial rivers are liable to come down in floods at almost any time when rains have been falling. How. ever, some transport riders came down in the morning, and helped us out, and I loaded up, and came on, thankful that matters had been no worse.

"My other adventure was near home, about thirty-five miles from Kuruman. I had left the wagon-road and the wagon coming on behind, and was walking in the grass and bushes about half a mile from the road, when, much to my surprise, a large tiger jumped up in the grass at a distance of forty or fifty paces. He lay down again, watching me, with his long tail lashing his sides, and as if waiting to make a spring. I considered a momont what to do. To think of running away were worse than useless, and having only a fowlingpiece, I was afraid to fire unless at a shorter distance, so as to be sure of killing him. I advanced slowly towards him, and he sprang up, and commenced to growl and tear up the ground with his fore-paws. He made one spring towards me, and stood, and I 'stood too, we looking at each other, for nearly a minute, when, much to my relief, he turned round, and, with a growl, disappeared in the grass. I felt I had been providentially delivered from a great danger."

8. ANNUAL REPORT FOR 1875. The larger edition of the EIGHTY-FIRST REPORT (with light green wrapper) being exhausted, the Directors will feel greatly obliged to their friends if they will kindly return any copies, not appropriated, to the Mission House, Blomfield Street, London, as early as practicable.

VII.—Icknowledgments. The thanks of the Directors are respectfully presented to the following viz, :

For Rev. S. McFarlane, New Guinea.-To the

Juvenile Missionary Working Party at
Arundel Square Chapel, per Mr. Norman,
for a Case of clothing, &c.--To the Princes
Street Chapel, Norwich, per Mrs. Barrett, for

a Box of Useful Articles. For Rev. W. G. Lawes, New Guinea.- To the

Ladies' Working Party, Norwood Chapel,
Liverpool, for a Box of Clothing, value £25.
-To Messrs. Blacket & Son, Newbury, for a
Printing Roller. To the Ladies of Frances
Road Congregational Church, Edgbaston, for

a box of Drapery and Wearing Apparel. For Mrs. McFarlane and Mrs. Lawes.-To Mrs.

W. Moody Blake and the Ladies at Eldad
Chapel, Guernsey, for a Box of Clothing and

Useful Articles, value £ 5s.
For Rev.S. Ella, Uvea.-To the Missionary Work-

ing Class, Castle Gate, Sabbath School, Shrewsbury, per Miss M. E. Haskard, for à Box of

Clothing. For Rev. J. Chalmers, Rarotonga.-To W. Peck

over, Esq., Wisbech, for Stationery, value £2. -To the Hare Court Juvenile Missionary Working Association, for a Parcel of Cloth

ing, value £5. For Rev. Dr. G. Turner, Samoa.-To the Juvenile

Society, Blackheath, per Miss Williains, for a

Box of Work, value £5. For Rev. A. Pearse, Borabora.--To Mrs. Good

win, Upton Cheyney, for a Parcel of Books,

&c., value £1. For Rev. J. Jones, Mare.-To the Missionary

Working Society, Hamilton Square Church,
Birkenhead, per Mrs. Mann, for case of Cloth.

ing, value £30. For Rev. W. Joss, Coimbatoor.–To the Juvenile

Missionary Society, Ramsgate, per Miss Sad-
ler, for a Bale of Work.-To the Ladies'
Missionary Working Society, North Street,
Brighton, for a Case of Work and Useful

Articles, value £29 78.
For Rev. J. Hewlett, B.A., Benares.-To the Mis-

sionary Working Party, Kentish Town, for

a Case of Work, value £26. For Mrs. Rice, Bangalore.-To the Clapham

Ladies' Working Missionary Society, per Mrs.
Southgate, for a Case of Clothing and Fancy

Articles.
For Rev. S. Mateer, Trevandrum.- To Mrs. Sar.

gent, Bristol, for a Box of Books. For Mrs. Jones, Nagercoil.-To Swinton Congre

gational Church, Manchester, per Mr. Gibb,

for a Box of Clothing and Useful Articles. For Rev. W. G. Mawbey, Cuddapah.-To the

Young Ladies' Sewing Meeting, East Parade
Church, Leeds, per Mr. T. Bell, for a Box of

Cotton Prints, &c., value £3 4s. 6d.
For Rev. G. 0. Newport, Nagercoil. - To the

Highbury Ladies Missionary Working
Society, Bristol, per Miss Jack, for a Box of

Children's Clothes and Toys, value £20.
For Rev. W. Lee, Neyoor.–To John Davis, Esq.,

of Pendlebury, near Manchester, for a Bale

of Goods. For Rev. J. Pearse, Madagascar.-To Miss A.

Getty, Waterloo, Liverpool, for a Box and

Parcel containing Dresses, Maps, &c.
For Rev. J. Sibree, Madagascar.-To the Clapham

Ladies' Missionary Working Society, per Mrs.
Southgate, for Two Boxes of Wearirg Ap-
parel, Stationery, &c., value £18 188. 111. -
To Miss Davis, of Sidford. Sidbury, for a
Parcel of Clothing, value £18.-To Miss A.
Getty, Waterloo, Liverpool, or a Case of
Useful Articles.

For Mr. W. Pool, Madagascar.-To Miss Abbott,

of Pensarn, Abergele, for a Parcel of Maga

zines, Flannel Shirts, &c., value £4.
For Mrs. Briggs, Madagascar.-To the Children

and Friends at Poyle and Colnbrook, for a
Box of Wearing Apparel, Fancy Articles, &c.,

value £6.
For Rev. T. Brockway, Madagascar. -- To the

Ladies' Society at Stepney Meeting, for a Box

of Work.
For Rev. T. Rogers, Madagascar.–To the Young

Ladies' Working Association, Crossbrook Con-
gregational Church, Cheshunt, for a Parcel of

Clothing, value £5.
For Mr. G. A. Shaw, Madagascar. – To the

Teachers and Scholars of Stratford Sunday
School, per Mr. Allen, for a Parcel of Sta-

tionery, Calico, &c., value £3 10s. For Rev. J. Peill, Madagascar.-To Mrs. F. Thorp,

Ashton-on-Ribble, for a Bale of Clothing,

value £7. For Rev. T. T. Matthews, Madagascar.-To Mrs.

F. Thorp, Ashton-on-Ribble, for a Bale of Clothing, value £7.-To the Stalybridge Con. gregational Sunday School, for a Box of School

Materials, value £5 10$. For Rev. T. G. Beveridge, Madagascar,—To Mrs.

Herington, Fareham, for a Box and Parcel of

Wearing Apparel, value £30.
For Rev. C. Jukes, Madagascar.–To Little Girls'

Sewing Meeting, Queen Street Church, Leeds
for a Parcel of clothing, value £5. To the
Missionary Dorcas Society, Newmarket, per
Mrs. Fenn, for a Box of Clothing, &c., Falue

£8 5s. 6d. For Madagascar. - To the Foundry Boys' Mis

sionary Society, per W. Martin, Esq., Glasgow, for Three Boxes. - To Miss A. Getty, Waterloo, Liverpool, for a Box of Useful

Articles.
For Rev. R. B. Taylor, Cradock, South Africa.-

To Hanover Chapel Ladies' Working Society,
Peckham, per Mrs. S. Wells, for a Case of
Fancy Articles, value £27.- To the Beccles
Mis-ionary Working Society, per Mrs. H.

Reed, for å Box of Work, value £17 18s. 6d. For Rev. J. Brown, Taung.-To the Wanstead

Juvenile Working Party, per Miss Trigg, for a Box containing Magic Lantern and slides,

Books, Pictures, Toys, &c., value $12. For Rev.J.S. Moffat, Kuruman.-To Mrs. Rooker,

Bideford, for a Parcel of Clothing, &c., value £1.-To the Working Society, Brighton, for & Case of Work, value £10.--To the Ladies of the Stockwell Working Society, for a Valu

able Box of Work. For Rev. W. Thompson, Cape Town.--To Mrs.

Braithwaite, Kendal, for a Parcel of Clothing,

value £2 10s, 2d. For Mrs. Kayser, South Africa.-To the City

Temple Working Party, for a Parcel of Clothing. - To the Ladies of Hare Court Chapel Working Society, per Mrs. Budden, for a Box

of Clothing, value £24. For Rev. W. Alloway, Jamaica.-To Mr. P. Cook,

Swansea, for a Parcel of Calicoes, &c., Falue £10.- To Miss Scrutton, Poplar, for a Parcel of Publications; to Mrs. Challis, Highgate, and to Miss Wedd, Bayswater, for Volumes of the Evangelical Magazine and other Publica

tions. The Rev. John Foreman, Demerara, thankfully

acknowledges the receipt of a Box of Prizes for the Sunday Schools, from the Misses Stransom and other Friends at Uxbridge.

VIII.—New Year's Sacramental Offering to Widows'

' Fund.

To 17th February, 1876.

Sion ....

Byfield..

0 5 0 Cardiff -Hannah Street

1 0 0 Carlisle - Lowther Street

1 60 Chelmsford - Buddow Lane

2 10 0 Chertsey

1 10 0 Chester AuxiliaryGreat Boughton

1 10 0 Northgate Church

3 0 0 Queen Street Chapel

16 6 6 Chesterfield

11 30 Clitheroe......

1 10 Cockermouth..

2 0 0 Creaton

1 0 1 Dawlish

1 15 0 Dorking ...

5 5 0 Dover-Russell Street

5 00 Dritfield

3 14 0 Dudley..

3 3 0 Elswick

1 10 0 Epsom-Church Street

3 0 0 Fareham

2 14 C Farnworth--Market Street

5 12 9 Gainsborough

1 4 9 Glastonbury

10 0 Great Bridge

0 14 6 Hadleigh

2 10 0 Halesworth

2 3 0 Halifax AuxiliaryBooth

2 1 4 Brighouse

13 17 6 Elland...

0 19 6 Lightcliffe

3 16 9 Mixenden

0 15 0 Park..

6 5 1

6 0 0 Sowerby Bridge

1 0 0 Square Church

18 14 8 Harleston

1 0 0 Harrogate

5 1 0 Harting

0 3 9 Harwich

2 0 0 Haverhill

1 10 0 Hereford-Eign Brook Church

2 0 0 Hoddesdon....

2 0 0 Horsham

2 0 0 Huddersfield-Hill House Church. 5 5 0

George Street Chapel...... 1 7 6
Highfield Chapel............ 10 O

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5 25 Catford Bridge-Trinity Cong. Church.. 3 5 6 City Temple

13 13 5 Croydon-George Street

9 7 11 Broad Green

11 12 9 Trinity Church..

7 15 2 Deptford-High Street

2 0 0 Enfield

10 00 Finchley Chapel

5 5 6 Do. Common

5 12 0 Greenwich Road

3 3 0 Hate Court Chapel

19 12 7 Haterstock Chapel

14 16 Highgate Congregational Church .........

11 9 2 Holloway-Junction Road

5 71 Seven Sisters' Road

3 4 9 Hornsey--Park Chapel

9 12 0 Kensington

20 0 0 Kentish Town

15 10 9 Lewisham-High Road

20 0 0 Leyton Congregational Church

1 1 0 Marlborough Chapel

9 13 0 Milton Road

6 18 2 Offord Road

6 0 0 New Thornton Heath-Moffat Road.. 7 0 0 Stepney Meeting

5 0 0 Streatham Hill

10 10 0 Surbiton Park

5 11 9 Sutton

2 10 0 Sydenham

1 1 0 Thornton Heath

5 0 0 Trevor Chapel

6 6 0 Upper Clapton

16 16 0 Weigh House

12 3 West Dulwich

3 6 1 Wood Green Congregational Church 2 14 11 Woolwich-Rectory Place

5 18 0 York Street

7 0 0

0 Paddock

3 0 0 Hull-Fish Street

6 17 7 Ipswich--St. Clement's Church

1 1 0 Isle of Wight East Cowes.

1 1 0 Newport--Nodehill Chapel

2 17 6 Ventnor

6 13 9 Jarrow-on-Tyne

13 6 Lancashire - West AuxiliaryGreat George Street Chapel...

28 12 6 Crescent Chapel

9 6 1 Norwood

10 10 10 Edge Hill

19 o Brownlow Hill

2 2 0 Wavertree

14 0 0 Leeds-Belgrave Chapel

8 0 0 Linton......

0 0 Lutterworth

2 2 0 Macclesfield-Roe Street .....................

5 0 0 Maidstone-Week Street

2 0 0 West Borough Church

0 0 Manchester-Chorlton Road ............... 39 11 0 Mansfield

2 5 5 Market Harborough

7 18 Market Weighton

1 0 0 Marlborough..

1 0 0 Marshfield

1 0 0 Matlock Bath

0 15

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COUNTRY. Alton

3 10 0 Annan...

4 0 6 Atherstone Coleshill Street

2 3 2 Aylesbury

1 5 0 Baguley

0 13 10 Bamford

2 15 0 Barnsley-Regent Street

2 10 0 Bath-Percy Church

10 10 Battley

3 5 0 Belper

2 0 0 Beverley

2 0 0 Bideford

3 0 0 Bingley

2 10 0 Birkenhead - Rock Ferry

6 13 2 Hamilton Square

2 3 0 Oxton Road

6 0 0 Birmingham-Carr's Lane

15 0 0 Lozells Church.

10 0 0 Bishop's Walthafn

1 15 0 Bocking

2 0 0 Bolton-Lion Street Chapel

1 0 0 Bradford AuxiliarySaltaire

6 16 3 Bridport

1 18 4 brigg

0 0 Brighton-Cliftonville

3 3 0 Eroadwinsor

0 8 0 Bromsgrove

1 5 3 Bruton...........

0 11 0 Bungay

3 70 Burgess Hill

1 5 6 Burnley- Westgate..

4 0 0 Salem Chapel

2 0 0 Burton-on-Trent

1 14 0 Bury St. Edinunds-Northgate Street ... 2 0 0

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Middleton and Youlgrave

1 2 10 Montrose -Congregational Church 7 19 Moor Green

1 0 Morpeth..

5 5 0 Mossley-Abney Chapel

2 16 11 Newcastle-on-Tyne

West Clayton Street (additional) 0 40
Ryton
Chapel

3 11 0 West Clayton Street

4 0 0 Newcastle-under-Lyme

2 0 0 Newmarket Newport, Monmouthshire..

4 0 North Wraxall and Castle Combe. 1 Nottingham-St. James Street Chapel... 3 14 3 Albion Chapel

1 10 0 Friar Lane Chapel

8 3 6 Addison Street

28 8 Do., Hucknall Branch... 0 3 3 Castle Gate Chapel

11 17 Oakhill

13 4 8 Oldham-Regent Street,

0 15 0 Ossett--Green Chapel

2 8 0 Otley

4 6 0 Over Darwen - United Communion at Duckworth Street

6 4 3 Penrith

2 0 0 Peterborough-Westgate Chapel

4 0 0 Poyle

1 7 7 Ramsgate

8 15 8 Reading-Broad Street

2 15 0 Redhill

4 5 1 Ringwood

2 10 0 Romsey

3 9 11 Royston-John Street Church.

2 10 0 Sandon

1 16 0 Sawston

2 2 0 Saxmundham

1 0 10 Settle

0 16 3 Bheerness-Alma Road

1 16 9 Sheffield-Brightside

1 0 0 Broom Park

3 15 0 Queen Street....

7 10 0 Tabernacle

2 5 6 Sherborne Auxiliary

2 0 4

Sherborne, Nether Compton

1 5 Shrewsbury-Abbeyforegate Church...... 6 6 0 Sidmouth

5 00 Skipton

4 6 6 South Shields-Tyne Dock

0 11 0 Wallis Street

3 00 Southsea..

6 2 0 South Petherton

1 116 Sowerby

1 0 0 Spalding (for 1875)

2 10 6 (for 1876)

3 5 0 Stafford

2 00 Staines

3 0 0 Stalbridge

0 10 0 Staleybridge

5 7 11 Stamford

3 3 0 Stand

1 1 0 St. Helens

7 16 0 Stockport-Hanover Chapel

5 0 0 Tabernacle

3 00 Wellington Road

3 11 6 Stoke-upon-Trent

2 10 0 Stourbridge

2 2 0 Sudbury-Friar Street

2 4 6 Swindon ..

2 10 3 Teignmouth

1 10 0 Tewkesbury

1 16 3 Thame.

1 6 8 Theddingworth.

5 3 0 Throop

3 6 9 Tintwistle

2 6 0 Torquay-Belgrave Church

8 14 7 Upminster

4 11 0 Walsall-Wednesbury Road

5 00 Wareham

2 0 0 Whitby

2 5 8 Wincanton..

1 10 Windermere

2 50 Windsor (additional).

2 18 8 Wirksworth (additional)

3 00 Wisbeach

2 40 Worcester

12 12 6 Wrexham

900 Yardley, Hastings

1 195

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IX.-Contributions.
From 17th December, 1875, to 17th January, 1876.

...... 18

Warfield, near 'Doncaster.

SCOTLAND.
Helensburgh

27 S 8 Her Rev. E. Storrow 3 12 7 Campbeltown. A Friend to

Brechin

618 7 Missions

5 00 West Bromwich. Congrega

IRELAND tional Preaching Room .. 5 4 4 Forfar. Congl. Church .... 8 17 10 Dublin. Collection in Aber

corn Hall .......

S50 Weston-super-Mare. Messrs. Glasgow.' Auxiliary ......106 17 6 Mrs. E, Bourne ........

050 Jas. Phillips and Benj. Robert Blackie, Esq. .... 100 0 Mr. J. Bond.........

100 Perry, for Native Teacher at Salem, half year

0 Greenock. Auxiliary

27 14 6

Per Rev. E. A. Wareham. Antrim

3 17 6 Winslow. Mr. E. Parrett .. 1 1 0

Huntly......

41 17 3
Armagh

11 14 7 Ballymena ...

1 14 6 Woodbridge. Beaumont Cha.

Isla Park. 8 13 6

Banbridge

2 7 9 James Whit

12 00

Belfast ... son, Esq.

64 712 Buncrana (for 1874)

4 10 0 Wootton Bassett............ 12 18 2

Carrickfergus
Millseat.
13 15 0 | Dublin

24 19 7 Dundalk

3117 WALES. Moffatt. United Presby.

Dunmurry

1 46 Aberdare. Tabernacle. Eng.

terian Church, for Native

Loughgall..

1 9 3 lish Congl. Church ...... 12 3 2 Teacher under Rev. Wm.

Richhill

1 60 Ashton, South Africa .... 10 00 Stewartson

5 611 Pembrokeshire. Welsh Aux. 126 12 10 Renfrere. Mr. J. Cuthbertson 2 0 0

MISSION STATIONS.

Samoan Contributions. Per Taibach. Gibeon Church .. 0 2 6

Per Rev. E. A. Wareham.

Dr. G. A. Turner ........650 0 0 Scone..

1 60

........

...........

From 18th January to 17th February, 1876.

Miss Webb (additional)

800

LONDON.
Seventy-seven .............100 0 0

Mrs. Padgett, per

Miss
Stoughton

0 0 Ditto, for Madagascar.... 3 0 0

2

Miss E. Rutt, for Female

Missions, India & China.. 2000

R. P. C..............

5 00

Miss A. Hankey.......

1 1 0

Legacy of late Miss Law

rence, per Mr. E. J. Harry 19 19 0

A. B, C.....

6 0 J. A.

1 1 0

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