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{To the Editor qf the Daily Timjs3.) Fib— Youp correspondent at Tnapaka, in reporting a meeting ■ held in th« Presbyterian Ctiurcti, Lawrence, to receive a deputation sent by tbe Presbytery of Otaz", who were to explain ma tiers relative to to the non-Keen jlrip of Mr Korsattb, has radly omitted what appears lo have been tbe point dwelt on by the. Bcv. gentleman, via, the motion and amendments, rnado upon it in the Presbytery. The fiev. MrXodd etated In bis aildresa that the motica made by him and seconded by the Rev. Mr Stuart was—" That Mr Foreaitb, on the report of »he Examination Committee, be licensed ia ilie u«ual «;ay." Mr, Melkl whn movid aa amendment—" That Mr Fonaitn be licensed &r tfao Qold Fields, not to receive any other caU for the space of two years." Mr Stobo moved—"That Mr For»aitii continne his studies in connectica with, the Presbytery for two years." The Ee^ gentleman went on to say the amendment by Uv Meiklfplm was withdrawn, he believed at thaieqacst of Mr Forsaitb, waoh. to hit (the speaker's) disappointment and sorrow. That amendment be said would have been carried by a large majority of the Presbytery,- and there was not the'slighteit doubt bat we shooed hard, had Mr Foreaith for oar minister. I make no comment* on this. I feel it my duty to say that the request mad* by Mr Forsaith that the amendment should bo withdrawn.was at the particular Instance of tbe principal members of the congregation. I feel assured that tbV omission oa the part of your correspondent was not intentional, knowing as I do the high opinion which be entertain* of Mr Forsaith as * Christian and a gentleman. Apologising? for treapauing on your valuable space, i I am, fee, YZBITM* BY M'LANDRESS,

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MR FORSAITH AND THE PRESBYTERY., Otago Daily Times, Issue 984, 13 February 1865

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MR FORSAITH AND THE PRESBYTERY. Otago Daily Times, Issue 984, 13 February 1865