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Aid for Southern Pasters.

Louisville, December 8.
--At 7 o'clock last evening, notwithstanding the adverse weather, the several Presbyterian congregations of this city assembled in the Second Presbyterian Church to take action in behalf of the Kentucky Board of Aid for Southern Pastors. The Chair introduced the services by singing "Glory to God in the Highest on Earth, Peace and Good Will to Men. " Rev John Young then offered prayer, and stated the object of the meeting, and upon calling for an organizations appropriate to the occasion, the following officers were elected, viz: Hamilton Pope, President; General J. T. Boyle, Hon. P. B. Muir and Hon. W. F. Barrett, Vice. Presidents, and Rev. R. Morrow, Secretary. After the congregation had united in singing, stirring addresses were delivered by Rev. J. D. McKee, Rev. John C. Young, city pastors; Hamilton Pope, General Boyle, Hon. W. F. Barrett and others.

Letters were read from Rev. E. P. Humphrey, D. D., and Rev. R. G. Brank, heartily endorsing the Board and expressing an earnest desire to promote its success by active co-operation. An appeal was now made to the audience to demonstrate their earnestness in this cause, which was responded to in a spirited manner, resulting in a few minutes' contributions to the amount of $4,000. This was highly gratifying, as the work has but fairly commenced, and testifies that the hearts of this people are truly in the work of relieving the destitution of their brethren from all quarters of the State. Reports come to the Board that the Presbyterians are fully awakened to the importance of immediate action, and a liberal support is confidently hoped for. The Board have perfected all the arrangements necessary to effect a prompt distribution of the funds to its hands.

After singing the doxology.

"Praise God from whom all blessings flow," the congregation dispersed, while the choir sang "Haydn's Hallelujahs to the God of Israel."

Thus closed one of the most harmonious and interesting occasions in the history of the Presbyterians in this city.

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