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The Detroit Presbytery convened in Saine last week. The opening sermón was reached by the retiring moderator, the lev. J. M. Gelston.of Pontiac. The Rev. H. W. Gelston, of Northville was chosen moderator. The pastoral relation bet.veen the Rev. P. C. Thyboldt and the church of Piymouth, and also betweeu the Rev. J. W. McGregorand the church at Dearbeni, was dissolved. The Rev. Clarence Eddy, pastor elect of the church at Mt. Clemeus, was received by letter frora the presbytery of Newark. N. J. The recently oriianized memorial church of Detroit was received into membership. Eider Daniel H. Roberts of the church at Wyandotte, at present principal of the scnooi at Milford, was licensed to preach. The overtures sent down by the last general assembly relative to the rcorgauization and also making the syuod a court of last appeal in certain cases, were both auswered in the afiirmative. The Revs E. 13. Mason of Detroit and W. K. lngersoll of Milford were chosen ministerial delegates to the general assembly, and Elders Geo. S. Frost of Detroit uní A. II. Hotchkin of Saline lay delegates. The reports from the churches were uniformly of an encouraging character, showing a considerable increase in membership and a steady growth in the amouut of benevolent contributions. The Rev. Dr. F. T Brown of Anu Arbor was dismissed to a presbytery in New Jersey, and the Ruv Joseph Swindt of Holly to tjie Lansimr presbytery. In connection with the meeting of the presbvtery, the woman's foreign missionary society held a separate session throughout Wednesday. Among othcr thimn they were addressed by the Rev. Mr. Suiler; a returned missionary from Kolapoo, India. The reports showed that during the year the woman's society of this presbytery had raised the remarkable sum of $4,343, an amount greater, it is believed, than that raised by all the churches for


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