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PRESENTATION.

At Hawkesbury last night Mr John Duncan (es-leaaee of Cherry Farm) was pre■ented by the members of the Presbyterian segregation at Waikouaitl with the following handsomely illuminated address (beautifnllv engraved by the Caxton Company), in anpreeiation of his many services in connection with the local church and in appreciation ef his pnblio spirit and energetic action on behalf of the community generally i Dear Sir,—As yon are leaving ths bounds of •ur congregation, we, the office-bearers, members, heals of families, and Pabbath school teachers of the Presbyterian Church, desire to take this opportunity of expressing our high esteem fir you as a brother office bearer in the eldership, sup-rintendent ef the Sabbath school, and ns a neighbor, associate, and fellowChristian. Having had intercourse with yon for nearly a quarter of a century, your conduct and life have been before us; and it gives us pleasure to bear testimony to the active, intelligent, and spiritual interest you have taken In our families, ourselves, and in all our political, educational, charitable, and religious movements. You have comforted the afflicted, advised and instructed the young, and counselled the old. “We have ever found yon an excellent neighbor, a considerate and staunch friend, and general benefactor and follower of the Master. We will not cease to cherish the highest respect for your consistent character, and a loving remembrance of your Christian fellowship, uniform kindness, and sympathetic heartiness in every good work among us. It is our cordial wl hj that you may have suco-ss and comfort in your new undertaking in a neighboring district, whore we have no doubt your ability, services, and character will continue to be valued as they deserve. "VVaihouaiti, July 11,18 ;9. Rev. J. Christie, in making the presentation, spoke in complimentary terms of the varied usefulness and exemplary Christian conduct of Mr Duncan during his residence in the district.—Mr Duncan, in reply, referred to his personal history and past relationship to the district and the •hnreh.—lnteresting addresses were also delivered by Messrs Barnes, Scott, and Pollok. Mr Duncan was also the recipient of a polyglot Bible and a pair of gold spectacles.

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PRESENTATION., Issue 7957, 12 July 1889

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PRESENTATION. Issue 7957, 12 July 1889

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