Manawatu Times, Volume X, Issue 1181, 21 February 1884, Page 2
Per Press Association. Wellington, Feb 20. The Presbyterian Assembly met at II o'clock this morning, the first hour being given to davotional exercises. A discussion m reference to Mr Sidey's right to take part m the proceedings was continued, and the matter was settled this evening by the Rev. Mr Killen withdrawing his motion, and the petition from the Hawke's Bay Presbytery was therefore sustained. The Rev Mr Sidey was then unanimously elected Clerk. The Rev. James Paterson moved the adoption of the ministers' widows and orphans fund report, and that the opinion of a competent actuary be obtained as to the fiuan-i cial position of the fund. The report of the infirm and aged ministers' fund was read and agreed to. Wellington, This day. In the Assembly this morning the thanks of the Assembly were given to the ex-monderation for his sermon. A reply from the Governor was received to the address from last As* sembly, presented to him, and was ordered to be endorsed on the minutes. A petition from Greorge Grant, to be restored to the position of student evangalist, was, referred to the committee for consideration and reports. A petition from the Wel" lington Presbytery, asking that it be divided into two, was conceded, and the Presbytery of Wanganui ap« pointed. A deputation was appoint ted to convey to the Congregational Union now sitting the fraternal greetings of the Assembly.