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convert. Neither he nor his wife is a member of the church ; but when God has begun a good work in any heart he does not abandon it. So it is confidently expected that in due time they will come into it and that they will be one of the families which are to be in that region as a city set on a hill.

MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL MEETING.

The American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions commenced its Eightythird Annual Meeting in the First Congregational Church of Chicago, Illinois, October 4, 1892, at three o'clock in the afternoon.

CORPORATE MEMBERS PRESENT.

Maine.

Rhode Island. hon. Amos C. Barstow, Providence. Rowland Hazard, Esq., Peacedale.

Connecticut. John N. Stickney, Esq., Rockville. Charles R. Palmer, D.D., Bridgeport. Robbins Battell, Esq., Norfolk. Lewis A. Hyde, Esq., Norwich. Azel W. Hazen, D.D., Middletown. James W. Cooper, D.D., New Britain, Hon. Chester Holcombe, Hartford. Llewellyn Pratt, D.D., Norwich. S. H. Howe, D.D., Norwich.

Rev. William P. Fisher, Brunswick,
Galen C. Moses, Esq., Bath,

New Hampshire.
Alonzo H. Quint, D.D., Dover.
Hon. John J. Bell, Exeter.

Vermont. Rev. H. Fairbanks, PH.D., St Johnsbury. Hon. Franklin Fairbanks, St. Johnsbury. Charles W. Osgood, Esq., Bellows Falls.

Massachusetts. Augustus C. Thompson, D.D., Boston. Nathaniel George Clark, D.D., Boston. Langdon S. Ward, Esq., Boston. Joshua W. Wellman, D.D., Malden. Edmund K. Alden, D.D., Boston. Hon. Joseph S. Ropes, Boston. Edwin B. Webb, D.D., Wellesley. Daniel L. Furber, D.D., Newton Centre. Richard H. Stearns, Esq., Boston. Egbert C. Smyth, D.D., Andover. A. Lyman Williston, Esq., Northampton. M. McG. Dana, D.D., Lowell, Elbridge Torrey, Esq., Boston. Sewall G. Mack, Esq., Lowell. Thomas J. Borden, Esq., Fall River. Cyrus Hamlin, D.D., LL.D., Lexington. Elnathan E. Strong, D.D., Auburndale, Judson Smith, D.D., Boston. Rev. Charles A. Dickinson, Boston. G. Henry Whitcomb, Esq., Worcester. George F. Pentecost, D.D., Northfield. Edward A. Studley, Esq., Boston. Arthur Little, D.D., Dorchester, Rev. George A. Tewksbury, Concord. Rev. Payson W. Lyman, Fall River. Charles C. Creegan, D.D., Boston. Albert E. Dunning, D.D., Jamaica Plain. Daniel March, D.D., Woburn. Lyman S. Rowland, D.D., Lee. Rev. David N. Beach, Cambridgeport. Henry D. Hyde, Esq., Boston. Rev. John R. Thurston, Whitinsville, John D. Kingsbury, D.D., Bradford. Edwin H. Baker, Esq., Ware. David O. Mears, D.D., Worcester.

New York. Hon. Calvin T. Hulburd, Brasher Falls. Richard S. Storrs, D.D., LL.D., Brooklyn. Zebulon S. Ely, Esq., New York City. L. Henry Cobb, D.D., New York City. E. N. Packard, D.D., Syracuse. Frank Russell, D.D., New York City. Thomas B. McLeod, D.D., Brooklyn. William E. Park, D.D., Gloversville. W. A. Robinson, D.D., Middletown. S. H. Virgin, D.D., New York City. Joseph E. Brown, Esq., Brooklyn, Charles H. Daniels, D.D., New York City,

New Jersey. A. H. Bradford, D.D., Montclair.

Pennsylvania. George L. Weed, Esq., Philadelphia.

District of Columbia.
J. E. Rankin, D.D., Washington.

Alabama.
Henry S. DeForest, D.D., Talladega.

Louisiana.
Henry L. Hubbell, D.D., Lake Charles.

Ohio.
William J. Breed, Esq., Cincinnati.
Hiram C. Haydn, D.D., LL.D., Cleveland.
Calvin B. Hulbert, D.D., Adams Mills.
James Brand, D.D., Oberlin.
Charles F. Thwing, D.D., Cleveland.
George R. Leavitt, D.D., Cleveland.
Washington Gladden, D.D., Columbus.

William H. Warren, D.D., Cincinnati. Walter A. Mahony, Esq., Columbus. William G. Ballantine, D.D., Oberlin.

Illinois, George N. Boardman, D.D., Chicago. Edward P. Goodwin, D.D., Chicago. E. W. Blatchford, Esq., Chicago. Ralph Emerson, Esq., Rockford. Simon J. Humphrey, D.D., Chicago. Frederick A. Noble, D.D., Chicago. Rev. Moses Smith, Glencoe. Charles H. Case, Esq., Chicago. M. K. Whittlesey, D.D., Ottawa. James G. Johnson, D.D., Chicago. Franklin W. Fisk, D.D., Chicago. John L. Withrow, D.D., Chicago. William H. Rice, Esq., Chicago. William E. Hale, Esq., Chicago. G. S. F. Savage, D.D., Chicago. Edwin C. Bissell, D.D., Chicago. Rev. William A. Waterman, Geneseo. T. D. Robertson, Esq., Rockford. J. M. Sturtevant, D.D., Galesburg. E. H. Pitkin, Esq., Ridgeland.

Michigan. James B. Angell, LL.D., Ann Arbor,

Wisconsin,
Edward H. Merrill, D.D., Ripon.
Elijah Swift, Esq., Eau Claire.
George H. Ide, D.D., Milwaukee.

Minnesota,
David C. Bell, Esq., Minneapolis.
George H. Rust, Esq., Minneapolis.
Albert H. Heath, D.D., St. Paul.
Hon. Aaron Kimball, Austin.
Smith Baker, D.D., Minneapolis.

Iowa,
Alden B. Robbins, D.D., Muscatine,
George F. Magoun, D.D., Grinnell.
Rev. George H. White, Grinnell.

Missouri,
Henry A. Stimson, D.D., St. Louis.

Rev. George F. Bard, Walpole,
Rev. C. Fremont Roper, West Concord,

Vermont,
Rev. Samuel H. Barnum, Cornwall.
C. M. Lamson, D.D., St. Johnsbury.
Rev. V. M. Hardy, West Randolph.

Massachusetts.
Rev. W. S. Smith, Auburndale.
Rev. R. M. Sargent, Adams.
Joseph Cook, LL.D., Boston.
E. H. Morrill, Boston.
A. P. Foster, D.D., Boston.
Rev. Lewis V. Price, Brockton.
Rev. W. J. Batt, Concord.
Rev. A. B. Peffers, Douglas.
Rev. Henry Hyde, Greenfield.
Rev. Daniel Phillips, Huntington.
Rev. Webster Woodbury, Milford.
Rev. J. W. Lane, North Hadley.
Arthur H. Sheldon, Northampton.
Rev. George A. Hall, Peabody.
Rev. John A. Woodhull, Plainfield.
Rev. J. C. Labaree, Randolph.
Rev. DeWitt C. Clark, Salem.
Rev. E. S. Tead, Somerville.
Charles E. Swett, Winchester.

Rhode Island.
Rev. F. F. Emerson, Newport.
Thomas P. Barnefield, Pawtucket.
Rev. L. W. Woodworth, Providence.

Connecticut.
Thomas P. Merwin, New Haven.
Rev. C. H. Bullard, Hartford.

New Jersey. Rev. S. L. Loomis, Newark,

District of Columbia, Oliver S. Dean, D.D., Washington.

Indiana. Rev. H. O. Spelman, Angola. Rev. Frank E. Knopf, Elkhart. Rev. F. N. Dexter, Indianapolis. Rev. C. A. Gleason, Ridgeville. Rev. J. Monroe Lyon, Whiting.

MALE HONORARY MEMBERS REPORTED

AS PRESENT.

Maine. Rev. J. E. Adams, Bangor. Rev. Charles D. Crane, Newcastle, Rev. E. R. Smith, Temple.

Illinois, K. A. Burnell, Aurora. Rev. J. E. Bissell, Batavia, Rev. Edwin Ewell, Byron. Rev. E. J. Alden, Chicago. J. R. J. Anthony, Chicago. William E. Blackstone, Chicago. Rev, David Beaton, Chicago. Rev. George H. Bird, Chicago. Rev. William E. Brooks, Chicago, Eli Corwin, D.D., Chicago. Simeon Gilbert, D.D., Chicago.

New Hampshire. Rev. George E. Hall, Dover, Prof. M. D. Bisbee, Hanover. Rev. F. G. Clark, Plymouth. Rev. G. H. Tilton, Lancaster.

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Rev. William L. Bray, Rhinelander. Rev. A. A. Andridge, Sturgeon Bay. Rev. S. E. Lathrop, Washburn.

Minnesota. Rev. E. S. Williams, Minneapolis, Rev. Ilerman P. Fisher, Ortonville, Edward P. Ingersoll, D.D., St. Paul.

Missouri, Rev. John Vetter, Eldon.

Kansas, Rev. Pearse Pinch, Newton.

Rev. E. R. Davis, Chicago. Rev. W. J. Cady, Chicago. Rev. R. S. Evans, Chicago. F.W. Gunsaulus, D.D., Chicago. J. E. Herman, Chicago. Rev. A. N. Hitchcock, Ph.D., Chicago. Rev. R. A. Jemberg, Chicago. Rev J. A. Mack, Chicago. Rev. T. J. Prudden, Chicago. Rev. J. P. Richards, Chicago. Rev. H. D. Sheldon, Chicago. Rev. Albert L. Smalley, Chicago. Rev. John Willard, Chicago. George B. Willcox, D.D., Chicago. Rev. C. T. Wyckoff, Chicago. Rev. W. E. DeRiemer, Chinoa. Rev. W. C. Miller, Decatur. Rev. M. L. Williston, Elmhurst, Frank H. Trethill, Englewood. Charles C. Cragin, Evanston. Henry W. Chester, Esq., Evanston. Harlow B. Hill, Evanston. M. A. Dean, Evanston, E. D. Redington, Evanston. Rev. H. K. Painter, Galva. Rev. John W. Fox, Granville, Rev. E. L. Davies, Lake Forest. Rev. George H. Wilson, Hinsdale. Rev. E. F. Wright, Huntley. Rev. A. M. Thorne, Jefferson. Rev. J. H. Winsor, LaGrange. Rev. Dana Sherrill, Marshall, Rev. D. E. Evans, Mont Clare. Rev. C. C. Warner, Morris. Rev. J. R. Knodell, Oak Park. Rev. J. Herbert, Ontario. Rev. George W. Colman, Park Ridge. Rev. Warren F. Day, Ottawa. Rev. L. R. Royce, Payson, Rev. W. B. Bond, Rogers Park. Rev. A. W. Ackerman, Sheffield. Rev. C. B. Riggs, Streator. Edward G. Howe, Tracy. Rev. F. F. Pearse, Turner. Rev. J. B. Fairbank, Waverly. Rev. P. W. Perry, Western Springs. Rev. Q. L. Dowd, Winetka.

Iowa, Rev. A. W. Archibald, Davenport, Rev. H. K. Edson, Grinnell. Rev. H. H. Robbins, Grinnell, Rev. N. L. Packard, Ionia. Rev. F. T. Lee, Muscatine. Henry D. Smith, Monticello. Francis Sawyer, Sawyer.

Nebraska. G. W. Wainwright, D.D., Blair, Rev. F. C. Cochran, Rising City.

South Dakota. Rev. Philo Hitchcock.

New York.
T. D. Demond, Buffalo.
Rev. F. S. Fitch, Buffalo.
Rev. George F. Bailey, Franklin.

Ohio.
Rev. R. O. Root, Conneaut.
Rev, C. E. Dickinson, Marietta.
H. M. Tenney, D.D., Oberlin.

Michigan.
M. M. Martin, D.D., Allegan.
Rev. J. W. Bradshaw, Ann Arbor.
Rev. D. R. Atkins, Calumet.
Rev. Andrew J. Hetrick, Cassapolis.
William H. Davis, D.D., Detroit.
Rev. G, A. Pollard, Grand Rapids.
Rev. A. J. Covell, Flint.
Rev, I. W. McKeever, Ludington.
Rev. A. S. Kedzie, Grand Haven.

England. Rev. John Brown, D.D., Bedford.

Turkey. Rev, G, H, Krikorian, Yozgat,

Wisconsin. Rev, Alfred B. Penniman, Berlin. Rev. Smith Norton, Beloit. Rev. C. W. Damon, Dartford. Rev. J. K. Kilbourn, Genesee. M. D. Cooke, Green Bay, J. A. Cunningham, Janesville. Rev.S. P. Wilder, Janesville, Rev. George Ford, Merrill. Rev. William Walker, Milton. Rev. A. D. Adams, Oshkosh. George C. Hill, Rosendale. Rev. Josiah Beardsley, Rosendale.

MISSIONARIES PRESENT.

Rev. C. M. Cady and wife, Japan. Rev. J. L. Atkinson and wife, Japan. Rev. George Allchin and wife, Japan, Rev. Mark Williams and wife, China,

Rev. Henry P. Perkins, China.
Rev. George H. Gutterson and wife, India.
Rev. Edward S. Hume and wife, India.
Miss Hattie A. Houston, India.
Miss Pauline Root, M.D., India.
Rev. Charles W. Holbrook, Africa.
Rev. William H. Sanders, Africa.
Rev. W. T. Currie, Africa.

Rev. C. C. Tracy, Turkey.
Miss Marion E. Sheldon, Turkey,
Rev. Thomas D. Christie, Turkey.
Rev. 'John A. Ainslie, Turkey.
Rev. William E. Locke and wife, Turkey.
Rev. J. Henry House, D.D., Turkey.
Miss Etta D. Marden, Turkey.
Miss Esther T. Maltbie, Turkey.
Rev. Albert W. Clark, Austria.

President Storrs took the chair, read the Scriptures, and offered prayer. A hymn was sung.

Rev. F. W. Gunsaulus, D.D., extended a welcome in behalf of the churches entertaining the Board. Response was made by the President.

The Minutes of the last meeting were read in outline.

Secretary E. K. Alden, D.D., read the Report of the Prudential Committee on the Home Department.

Prayer was offered by Rev. M. McG. Dana, D.D.
The President appointed the following:

Committee on Nominations. – Rev. Henry Fairbanks, Ph.D., Rev. Chas. R. Palmer, D.D., William E. Hale, Esq., A. L. Williston, Esq., Rev. G. S. F. Savage, D.D.

The President nominated the following Committees, and they were confirmed by the Board :

Business Committee. – Rev. James G. Johnson, D.D., Hon. Chester Holcombe, Rev. T. B. McLeod, D.D., D. C. Bell, Esq., Lewis A. Hyde, Esq.

Committee of Arrangements. — Chas. H. Case, Esq., Major E. D. Redington, Rev. J. C. Armstrong.

Treasurer Ward presented a report of the financial affairs of the Board, to which was appended the certificates of the Auditors and of the Special Examiner.

Communications were received from the Northern New Jersey Conference and from the General Association of Congregational Churches of New Hampshire, and referred to the Business Committee.

Secretary Smith read that part of the Annual Survey of Missions which relates to Missions in the Pacific Islands, China, Africa, and Asiatic Turkey, and Secretary Clark that part of the Annual Survey which relates to the Missions in Papal Lands, European Turkey, India, and Japan.

Prayer was offered by Rev. Cyrus Hamlin, D.D.

A communication was received from the General Association of Michigan and referred to the Business Committee.

A similar communication was received from the General Association of Massachusetts and also referred to the Business Committee.

Adjournment was taken to 7:30 P.M.

TUESDAY EVENING. Vice-President Blatchford took the chair at 7.30 o'clock. The Scriptures were read and prayer offered by Rev. John Brown, D.D., of Bedford, England. The sermon was preached by Rev. Daniel March, D.D., on the text Matt. 21:5:“ Tell ye the daughter of Zion, Behold thy King cometh unto thee."

Prayer was offered by Rev. L. H. Cobb, D.D., and adjournment was taken to nine o'clock A.M., Wednesday.

WEDNESDAY MORNING.

The President took the chair at nine o'clock. Prayer was offered by Rev. G. F. Magoun, D.D.; a hymn was sung, and the Minutes of the preceding day were read.

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