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of Dr. Chalmers, we were obliged to select an old one, and had scarce time to write the charge and address to the hearers.

The fourth sermon was written on the 5th September, 1811, the day of the election at Cadder, to keep the mind easy, and delivered the Sabbath after I was inducted by Dr. Chalmers, 5th March, 1818. The previous ministers that I have seen recorded, were the Rev. Alexander Rowat, from Dalziel to Ruglen, 25th April, 1592. He was the first minister of Barony, in 1595; went from Barony to Cadder, 1611. Rev. Thomas Ramsay, ordained 14th September, 1688. Rev. David Ewing, ordained 3d September, 1695. Rev. James Warden, ordained 7th June, 1731. Rev. Alexander Dun, ordained 18th September, 1746. Rev. Archibald Provan, ordained 28th February, 1793. Messrs. Warden, Dun, Provan, and Lockerby, were all bona fide elected, and settled upon the minutes of election; but the three last were all disputed ; not by the interference of the presbytery, except in the last. Mr. Dun did not come into the civil court,-Mr. Dunlop of Garnkirk, being the chief opponent; but he had other concerns to engage his attention,—the loss of a ship, under suspicion; and the loss of the estate. The unfortunate Thomas Muir of Huntershill, greatly assisted Mr. Provan, both in and out of the court, else he might have been bamboozled. Mr. Lockerby's case was, is, and likely ever will be, unequalled for vindictiveness ; yet Dr. Cunningham holds, it was all done according to the mind of Christ. He and Dr. Candlish sent to the guillotine coolly enough; but it was all for good pretendedly ; not so Mr. Lapslie, Dr. M'Lean, and others. Mr. Park's progress has been all irregular. Carss and Scales carried his election without concert, else Mr. Lewis of Perth was Mr. Stirling's choice. His ordination was not bona fide. It was to exclude Mr. Young, or rather Mr. Lockerby. Mr. Park said, Every time the door opened, till the act of ordination was finished, it went to his heart like a dart, thinking it was an interdict. Mr. Grabam had not the vestige of a presentation, because, without taking Mr. Park's plan,-and the world was neither so wise nor so wicked,,it would have shewed they were the minority. Lord Justice Clerk Boyle would bave allowed no ekeings and mendings. Mr. Graham had merely a committee to carry out his election. Messrs. John Clerk, James Moncrieff, George Cranstoun, and John Jardine, thought no presentation requisite when there was an election; although both presbytery and heritors bas put in duly elected, it was all disallowed. It was discerned by Lord Cockburn, that the act 1711, was passed before the disposition, instead of renunciation, was got;

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although the money was paid in 1690, and acknowledged to be paid, yet they could repeat, or demand it back from different professors. There is no doubt, the world is not only getting more knowledge, but seems enlightened at once. Mr. Park said, A lady offered to write to Lord Cockburn; but he would not allow it. When the first division agreed to the presentation scheme, Mr. Penney rather indignantly said, It was by election before, and it would be by election again. After Sir William Follet's noble pleading in London, which not only completely pleased Mr. Young, as well it might, when, oftener than thrice, he sat down, and told Mr. Young to be cool and recollect, and if he had anything more, he would plead it; and, not until Mr. Young said he had no more, did he tell their lordships he had nothing more to state. pity it is that every advocate is not obliged to do the same! Mr. Park said, his counsel did nothing like to him; and if their lordships had given judgment before they left the wool. sack, he would, to a certainty, have been turned out; but he believed they had a feeling for him, having so long done the duty for nought. He did not do it for nothing ultimately, for he got the full stipend; and Lord Cockburn strove to shew, that, after all, he was duly elected,-he was not settled upon the election,-he was settled while the civil question was only beginning,--he was settled while his heart trembled when the door opened,- he was settled when, after Sir William Follet's pleading, the Chancellor would have ejected him. He had two Whig chancellors, Cottenham and Campbell; and fidgety Brougham occasionally. When he candidly and ultroneously admitted, that he believed there was a feeling for him in ihe highest court, I added, Perhaps there was the same for him in the court below. Well, said he, I believe you are right. He said he was not the cause of the multiplepoinding, which cost me £300, besides his expenses. The heritors and Presbytery, by every means they could use, got their drift driven; but we are not certain it bas given 'satisfaction, even in this world ; while the final decision is not given. They cannot say that every hearer could repeat my prayers, nor that they were formal and unimpressive, unfelt by the minister or the people, --they cannot say I ever preached, or read, even once, still more, many times, the sermon of another,--they cannot say I read an action-sermon twice, still more three times, and years successive,--they cannot say I read to them about six ser. mons for six successive years,—they cannot say I ever preached the same sermon a second time,—they cannot say I ever omitted a duty, private or public, civil or sacred, that

concerned the people,—they cannot say that I ever, by day or night, neglected to see the sick when called. He must be a bold man, indeed, who will venture to say he never omitted a duty, or committed a sin. But had the Presbytery even let me alone, and, still more, if they had given me counsel and aid,-had they given me the honours, as well as the ultimate labours,-had the Presbytery treated me, first and last, as they ought to have done, some one who knew my will and my work, might have ventured something like the merited praise I engrossed in my service at Mr. Dick's funeral, that it would be long before the parish of Rutherglen got a minister like Mr. Dick. It has not been done yet. What has been done in Cadder, the heritors, Messrs. Sprot, Campbell, and others, and the people, may tell. Others have spoken of themselves, both in sacred and profane story; and it is not yet an obsolete practice ; but those who believe in a judgment-day, would need, as much as possible, to take both God and man into account; and who is sufficient for this ? We could produce many who suffered, and many who have complained, from 1833 to 1843. Many will recollect the strong and well-merited castigation Mr. Smith of the Tolbooth gave his enemies the day after he was inducted. It well deserves to be published ; and the Free Church clergy who are alive, can say if they have been silent, though they had none to blame but themselves; and Macconochie, Thomson, and others, will tell if they are immaculate. The Site Bill will be a standing memento; though we did not know of Dr. Gordon's embarrassinent till told by Mr. Alexander Brown, a clever Free Church student, on the evening of Friday, 15th December, 1848,-an evening when the wind destroyed much

Having produced those who voted as proprietors in 1811, we add those who voted; and those who signed Mr. Park's presentation some weeks after, in 1836 :- Archibald Stirling, Keir and Cadder; Mark Sprot, Garnkirk; Archibald James Lamont, Robroyston ; Alexander Campbell, Bedlay; Robert Carrick Buchanan, Gartinqueen ; James Gray, Auchingeich ; Robert Kaye, Milbrae ; Janet Gibson, Margaret Gibson, Jane Gibson, Angus Macalpin, Johnston ; James Tennant, Croftfoot; James Watson, Holms; Jaines Johnston, Wester Muckcroft; Dr. James Jeffray, Baads; John Muir, Gartferry ; James Millar, Millersneuck;

David Scales, Barbara Scales Cleland, Springfield; John Carss, Mary Hamilton Carss, Glen head; James Scott, Margaret Lang Scott, Glaudhall; Francis Orr, Cleddans; Henry Glen, Cleddans; Alexander Galloway, Huntershill; William

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Lee, Slakiewood; Alexander Stevenson, Bishopbrig; John Provan, Brownknowes; Mark Stevenson, Boghead; William Scott, Myriemailing; John Laing, Mollens; John Hunter, Crawhill; James Jarvie, Woodhill; John Martin, Janet Watt Martin, William Lang, James Gray, James Drew, John Greenhorn, John Lang, Mollensburn; John Wilson, Woodmill; William Alexander, Bridescraigs; John Pearson, Margaret Wilson, Auldyards ; Robert Paterson, Jamaica and Chryston ; Duyald Carmichael, Crawhill; Daniel Mackay, Moodiesburn; William Dick, Lumloch ; John Baxter, Muirhead; John Scott, elder, Dryfield ; John Campbell, schoolmaster, elder and session-clerk, Auchinaird ; John Campbell Colquhoun, Killermont; William Davidson, Littlehill. Signed presentation,—John Brodie, James Robb, Hugh Nisbet, John Robb, Walter Weir, James Allan, Alexander Smith, William Marshall, Thomas Small, John Marshall, James Millar, Christian Harnilton Nisbet, Auchinairn; Alexander Campbell, Bishopbrig; Matthew Cleland, John Cleland, sen., Springfield. Charles Stirling, Esq., Gargunnock, though in Kenmure, did not vote ; showing that Charles Stirling had no proper right to vote for it at the previous election, though there had been some little neuck excambed. Several who voted had no right to vote, had the right been examined ; but all these voted and signed for the Rev. John Park. John Scott, Auchinloch; James Campbell, Catharine Craig Campbell, James Scott, Auchinairn ; Charles Alexander King, Woodneuck; Robert Bogle, Auchinloch; John Colquhoun, Garnqueen; Agnes Calder, Elizabeth Calder, Daviston ; Alexander Wilson, sen.. Alexander Wilson, jun., John Provan, Robert Waddell, William Stark, John Angus, elder; James Downie, elder; John Tennant, schoolmaster; Alexander Baxter, Robert Provan, Janet Telfer Provan, Chryston ; John Cullen, elder, Hodlyhowe; David Baxter, elder, Meadowhead ; Alexander Mackenzie, Heathfield; John Stark, elder; James Gemmel, elder, Mollenburn; James Angus, James Stark, elders, Chryston; Robert Russell, elder, Gartloch; Robert Russell, elder, Burnbrae; John Crerar, elder, Auchinloch ; John Macdougal, Janet Morris Macdougal, Glenbank; Jean Morrison Colquhoun, Rashiefauld ; William Maclean, Adamswells ; John Yuille, William Crerar, Isobel Grabain Crerar, Auchinloch ; Agnes Perrat Fleming, John Millar, William Waddel, William Rankin, Matthew Stirling, Jane Rowat, David Fleming, Ann Steel Black, William Lang, Robert Lang, James Lang, Mollenburn; John Mackie, Bedlay; William Anderson, George Bathgate, Jean Mackendrick Anderson, Muirhead;

vote.

Alexander Stark, Margaret Morrison Stark, Mudiesburn; Zechariah Anderson, Manse.—These voted for the Rev. James Young. Mr. Robertson, Gartloch, Mr. Denniston, Easter Muckcroft, and William Gray, elder, Auchinairn, did not

Most of his duplicates, his triplicates, and others, must have been set aside. Perhaps one or two more would have been cut off; but taking the case of Ruglen, Mr. Johnston, and Mr. Brown with his decree in absence, and Dr. Black, Barony, with his potato drills in the Holy Land, as a precedent; and it was the only case in point. We did not hear then of Mrs. Black's particular affection forany child. Allowing Mr. Young's elders—and there never were any more fully ordained to have a vote-and keeping all his proxies; all of which were perfectly legal; for they were all alive, and would have voted the same way. There are few, if any, of the titles we did not know; but with Sir William Follett, willing to state every fact, and argue every vote, when Mr. Park candidly stated he would have been turned out had judgment been instantly given. Mr. Stewart of Erskine could have done nothing there. Mr. Park, luckily, has got the manse repaired in 1848, and, perhaps, bis road made to it, although John Thoms is a considerable time now in the grave. What we accomplish, sometimes gives us neither pleasure nor profit. The fourth sermon was, as said, composed 5th September,

and delivered 25th March, 1818. The fifth was written for, and delivered when supplying St. George's, after Dr. Muir's translation to Edinburgh. In 1823, the Presbytery allowed us to be Moderator in our turn. The following gentlemen were licensed and ordained :-Mr. Thom, ordained for Liverpool, 7th May, 1823.-Whatever might be his delinquencies, he was rashly deposed by the Presbytery of Glasgow. Mr. Marshall, now gone over to the Ch rch of England, kept up the notice to me; so that I could not go to Liverpool. Mr. Thom has been publishing a book just now, on the name and number of the Beast, which Macphail deems very clever. Mr. Hunter licensed 8th May; Messrs. Lang, Macfarlane, and Reid, licensed 11th June.-Mr. Reid is in the Free Church at Muirkirk. Messrs. Virtue and Sutherland licensed 2d July. Mr. Fisher licensed, and Mr. Ritchie ordained, 6th August.Grave Dr. Ranken was against the ordination. Mr. Macalister licensed, and Mr. Stevenson ordained, 20th August. Messrs. Smith and Wilson, Maryhill, licensed 8th September. Mr. Sutherland ordained, and Mr. Leitcla licensed, 10th October.Mr. Leitch is now in the Free Church in Stirling. Mr. Brown licensed 3d December,-now in Rutherglen. There was,

1811;

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