--The anniversary meeting of the Missionary Society of the Virginia Conference was celebrated at Alexandria
on Saturday evening. Addresses were delivered by Bishop Payne
, Dr. Sehon
, missionary secretary, and James A. Duncan
, of the Virginia Conference
, and upwards of $1,500 were collected on various propositions, and fifty life-members made.
A venerable lady, Mrs. Ballon
, aged 81 years, a widow of one of the old pioneers of the Conference, wrought with her own hands a quilt, which was presented as a donation to the missionary society.
One hundred dollars were quickly raised to purchase this as a present for Bishop Payne
, and twenty dollars additional to make her a life-member.