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.123 8 0 David T. Morgan, Esq. 1 1 0 Miss Masterman

1 0 Mrs. Mace

1 0 0 Mrs. Edmund Pelly 1 0 Mrs. H. W. Carter

2 2 0 Miss Carter

1 1 0 Miss M. C. Carter

1 1 0 Wm. Fowler, Esq., M.P. 10 0 0 Mrs. Tewson

0 10 6 Miss Barclay

2 0 0 Mrs. Morris

0 10 0 WANSTEAD. - Mrs. Fitzgerald 10 0 0 V.--MAZE POND, S.E

Mrs. Holmes White 25 00 KENT-STREET.-By Miss SmithMiss E. Browne..

1 0 0 N. S.

5 0 0 UNION-STREET.-C. M. S.

5 0 0 FALSTAFF-YARD, S.E. - By

Mrs.
Clarke, Cheltenham-
Mrs. Swinburn ..

0 10 6 Miss Forshaw

0 5 0 Miss Davies

1 1 0 Mrs. Bailey

5 0 0 Rev. S.

0 5 0 WATERLOO-ROAD. Mrs. Sheppard 5 0 0 B.

10 0 0 VI.—WESTMINSTER, S.W.-By Miss

Baxter-
Mrs. Evans

1 0 0 PIMLICO.-By Miss Webb

Emma Viscountess Mid-
dleton

5 0 0 H. H. Seymour, Esq. 5 5 0 WANDSWORTH.-Mrs. Geo. White .. 10 0 0 VII.-KENSAL, No. 1, W.

By Mrs. Shield-
Mrs. Badcock

1 0 0 Mrs. Hartley

1 1 0 Mrs. Stephens

2 0 0 FOXLEY-ROAD, KENSINGTON.By Mrs. Locke

8 0 0 VIII.-LISSON-GROVE, W.W.

H. H. Seymour, Esq. 5 5 0 PORTLAND TOWN.-By Mrs. BentleyMrs. Storr

1 1 0 G. Calder, Esq. .

5 0 0 RANELAGH.-Mrs. Rawdon..

2 0 0 By Miss YoungMiss Debenhamı

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I. MOOR-LANE, E.C.–T.Hughes, Esq. 5 0 0 OLD-STREET.-Mrs. Padgett..

1 0 0 VERULAM-STREET.

G. W. Alexander, Esq. 52 10 0 II.-ST. GILES'S, No. 2.-A Thank

offering from Mrs. H. L. 2 0 0 ST. GILES'S, No. 3, W.C.Mrs. Thorold

2 0 0 By Miss Smart

1 0 0 UNION.-Irene ..

15 0 0 GORDON-SQUARE. --Sherborne Friends 2 15 0 LEICESTER-SQUARE.-By Mrs. JohnstonMrs. Dalton

5 5 0 Hudson, Esq.. 5 5 0 III.-ISLINGTON, No. 2, N.-By Miss

Thorowgood-
Miss Holdsworth

2 0 0 Mr. Corbett

0 10 0 Miss Chamberlain

0 10 0 Mr. G. Thorowgood 0 10 0 Per Rev. U. Davies 2 0 0 Mrs. Rowe

0 10-0 Mr. Friend

0 10 0 Mrs. Pegg

0 10 0 Mrs. Lidliam

0 10 6 Miss Pott..

0 10 0 Small soms

1 19 6 ISLINGTON, No. 3.-By Mrs. Bidlake 5 0 IV.-BETHNAL-GREEN, No. 3, E.

By Mrs. Strugnell-
Mrs. Lockett

0 5 0 Mrs. Dear

0 10 6 Mrs. Strugnell

0 10 6 SPITALFIELDS,E.-The MissesShittler 0 7 0 HACKNEY-WICK.-By Miss AlderseyJ. Carter, Esq.

3 3 0 MILE-END NEW Town.-By Mrs. Tyler J. M. Pipe, Esq..

5 0 0 BARNSLEY-STREET.

By Mrs. McGachen-
A Friend ..

1 1 0 HOUNDSDITCH.-Miss Chambers 0 5 0 WALTHAMSTOW.-By Mrs. H. W. Carter

Mrs. J. G. Barclay 3 0 0
Mrs. H. F. Barclay 1 1 0
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0 10 0 Mrs. Young

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BIBLE-WOMEN NURSES FUND. —

Psalm lxxxix. 9..
Mrs. Jackson
Miss Otter
Miss Gripper
Miss M. S. Gripper
Miss M. Gripper
Mrs. C. Barritt
Mrs. James
Miss Shaw
Mrs. T. Morgan, by G.

A. Calder, Esq.
E. R. G.
Mrs. Birkbeck
Mrs. Smith

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0 10 0 Miss Moorhouse

0 10 6 Mrs. Wheeler and

friends (quarterly) 0 6 0 A. G. Cullum, Esq. 1 1 0 Thankoffering from 0. 0 5 0 Mrs. Higinbotham 1 0 0 Mrs. Jones

1 0 Mrs. Carter

1 0 0 J. E. M., Leamington .. 0 10 0 Miss Gratton

1 0 Miss Neale

0 5 0 Miss Chubb

1 0 0 Miss Lucy Chubb

1 0 Mrs. Gaussen

5 0 0
Miss A. Cooper.. 1 0
Winchester-
Thankoffering

1 0 0 Discount on Bills

0 4 6 Readers of “Missing

Link Magazine' 0 6 6 C. S.

1 0 0 C. A.S...

0 5 0 Thanksgiving Offering, Feb. 27, 1872 ..

( 10 0 M. W.

2 0 0 Mr. Bailey

0 2 6 Mr. Firth

0 5 0 Mr. Elliott

0 2 6 Mr. S. Elliott

0 10 0 M. C., Clifton

5 0 0 Surrey Chapel Benevolent Society

6 0 0 Mrs. M'Lachlan

5 5 0 A Thankoffering, Mrs. H. L.

1 0 0 Miss Harrison ::

1 0 0 Mrs. Cundy

0 10 0 Lord Portman

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81 18 10 “Irene”

12 10 Sir Thomas Beauchamp 100 Mrs. Angas

2 0 0 Miss C. Jex Blake

0 2 Miss Vernon

0 10 0 Catherine, Lewes

1 10 Mrs. Mitchell

0 15 0 Mrs. Doyce

0 10 0 Miss Hildyard

2 0 O L. R.

5 0 0 SICK AND RELIEF FUND.Anonymous

0 10 0 A Thankoffering, H. W. i 0 Miss Browne

1 0 0 M. W.

1 A. S.

1 0 0 Rev. W. F. Kerr

0 0 FOREIGN FUND.

Collected by our Hun-
manby Friends

2 10 0 Miss Hallett

0 5 0 The Misses Neale

0 10 Miss Bruce

0 0 Mrs. M'Lachlan

3 3 O Miss Vernon

0 10 0 WORKING GIRLS' DORMITORIES. Mrs. Chessiuell..

1 0 0 Mrs. May

0 10 M. W.

2 0 0 Miss Brown

1 0 0 Mrs. Broadley

1 0 “Irene"

2 10 0 Capt. and Mrs. Bingham 10 0 DISABLED BIBLEWOMEN.-Miss A. Cooper..

1 0 0 RESERVE FUND.Mr. Paske Jones

1 0 0 MOON'S MISSION TO THE BLIND,M. W.

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Examined and certified by me, as duly entered in the books of the Mission,

JAMES WADDELL (of J. WADDELL & CO.),
Fellow of the Institute of Accountants in London,

New Poultry Chambers, 7, Poultry, E.C.

Received for the Missions and Bible-women Nurses with thanks :-Parcels of clothing, old linen, paper pillows, &c., from Miss Donkin; Anonymous ; Mrs. E. Cox; Gee Jah; Mrs. Hankey ; E. J. L. ; Miss Binns ; C. B., A. C. Hastiugs; Mrs. Pinchard; Mrs. Hickley; Mrs. Y. Lloyd ; Miss Cox ; Miss Phillips's Working Party; Miss Bruce ; Mrs. Thorpe; Miss Kirkpatrick ; Mrs. Andrews; Miss Clarke; Mrs. T., and E. A.; Mrs. Price; Mrs. Plumptree ; Hospital Letters from Miss Leatham; Mrs. Mortimer; Miss Bell; books from Miss Roberts, and old boots from Mrs. Moore, Miss Wrigley, and a Friend at Newcastle, for St. Giles's, No. 1.

ERRATUM.-In last month's list of subscriptions for Kensal No. 1 District, by Mrs. Shield, £6 108., should have been W. F. Burnley, Esq., £5 58.; Miss Ponsonby, £1; Mrs. Speck, 58.-all by Mrs. Shield.

Contributions to the LONDON BIBLE AND DOMESTIC FEMALE MISSIONS can be received by the Honorary Secretary, Mrs. Ranyard, 13, Hunter-street, Brunswick-square, London, W.C.; by the Hon. A. Kinnaird, M.P., addressed to the Bank of Messrs. Ransom and Co., No. 1, Pall-mall East; also by Messrs. Barclay, Bevan, and Co., 54, Lombard-street; and by Messrs. Nisbet and Co Berners-street.

Orders should be made payable at the Post-office in Burton-crescent, W.C.

QUALIFICATIONS OF A TRUE BIBLE-WOMAN.

The blessing given to the BIBLE AND DOMESTIC FEMALE Mission depends, we are certain, from fifteen years' experience, on the BIBLE ELEMENT, which is the beginning, middle, and end of our Mission. The Bible sold, the Bible read and prayed over with the purchaser, the Bible-woman known for her consistency as the woman of the Book. This leads to all domestic improvement, and to this point the workers in connexion with us are always kept, by regular meetings for exhortation and prayer, which greatly quicken them in their work.

Private Missions have had seldom this advantage, and women untrained to these views from the first are apt to become not Bible-women but Mission-women, chiefly aiming at the secular benefit of the poor.

We believe both are needed among the London masses, and that in the country, the Bible-woman (with the aid of ladies as almoners) may possibly do the work of both, but without the definite training and keeping up to the BIBLE work, without the chief and continuous aim is humbly and lovingly to deliver the Message From God,” the agency of even the pious poor among the poor is apt to degenerate into gossip, and fall short of spiritual and in the end of temporal benefit.

We lately received the following list of requirements in a Bible-woman, from a friend in the country, and are always happy to hear of candidates who are likely to fulfil them.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED IN OUR BIBLE-WOMAN.

“1. She must be one who not only is a Believer, but knows that she is one-'I know on whom I have believed '; who walks with God; takes the place of a servant of Christ, and seeks to please Him.

“2. Loves the Word, feeds upon it in private, and is tolerably conversant with it, and is willing to be taught ; does not think that she already knows all the truth of God, but is desirous ever to learn more. This is 'a rery important point.

*VOL. VIII.-NO. 5.

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“3. Has a measure of quickness in apprehending instruction in the Word, and is able to present the Gospel of Christ in simple words to an anxious soul.

“ 4. Can govern the tongue : no tattler, or gossip, or busybody. Is prudent-not needlessly to offend ; also, sympathizing and loving—able to use the Word to comfort the sorrowful. Will make a conscience before God of fulfilling as a duty whatever she undertakes.

THE SISTER WORKERS ON BOW-COMMON.

“MY DEAR Mrs. R-,

“Miss A. wished me to write you an account of the interesting gathering of mothers, and babies born within the last twelve months, and attended by Nurse, which took place at our Mission-room, Bow-common, on Tuesday afternoon, March 12. It represented her branch of the work, as well as our Bible-woman's. But you must have been present fully to realise the extent of good, as the result of these two agencies working so beautifully and in such perfect harmony side by side.

• It is outwardly seen in the cleanly appearance of the women, and in that of their babies, considering that many of them are working from daybreak until nearly midnight making match-boxes. We have festimony also that some have received the truth, and are the humble followers of the Lord Jesus.

“ Seventy-two mothers sat down to tea; forty-two had babies; of the rest, some had left them at home, and others had died. Among them were twelve widows, with families of six or seven children—the last child in some cases born after the husband's death ; five quite young girls present, who, after living in sin, have been prevailed upon and helped to get married. In one instance you kindly contributed towards the necessary expenses.

Two or three earnest addresses were given, exhorting those who had not come already, to come to Jesus, that they might have help to fulfil the responsibilities laid upon them. A great number are regular attendants at our Mothers' Meeting, and we trust, as the result of this tea, others may be induced to come, on Monday to Nurse's room, or on Tuesday to our Mission

room.

“Mrs. C—, whose place at our weekly gathering was rarely vacant, was seized with smallpox about a month back. She was taken to the infirmary, and in less than a fortnight entered into rest, singing with her dying breath the hymn,

“My God, the spring of all my joys,

The life of my delights,
The glory of my brightest days,

And comfort of my nights !'

“A neighbour has told me since, she used to take her Bible up to her room, that they might read it together, and often remarked that the address was too short, and that what was said was better than ever. The Lord was preparing her, by a deeper understanding of His Word, to take her to Himself.

“Our Heavenly Father does smile upon our work; we have so much to be thankful for! Our Bible-woman has succeeded 80 well!

In the Father's Class a clothing club has been formed. Thirty men have joined, with an average attendance of fourteen or fifteen weekly. One man came the first night it was opened (when they had a substantial tea), the truth laid hold of him, and ere a month was gone he had passed away, to be for ever with the Lord. Another, we have every reason to believe, is walking in the narrow way; the change in the home is so great, the poor wife can hardly realize it. Indeed, the poor mothers don't know how to be grateful enough. The lives some of them lead with their husbands are truly distressing, and they know that if they are reclaimed the change in the home and all around soon becomes apparent. The money we took this week from the three meetings amounted to 21.3s. These tokens of the Divine blessing are very encouraging to the workers—not but what we have our discouragements (who has not ?), but we will not look upon them to damp our courage, but rather to stimulate us to further work. I cannot express to you how grateful I am for two such devoted labourers, and feel that, compared with them, my own share in the Mission is very small.

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