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Bishop Hedding preached in the Wesleyan Chapel from Matt. 28, 18. His remarks on the duty of a Christian minister, were very impressive to the ministry present, and showed the high responsibility that every minister of the Gospel holds in the Church of Christ. After the sermon the Bishop proceeded to the ordination of Deacons. There were twenty-one ordained, myself among the number. I cannot describe my feelings and the exercises of my mind on this occasion. I felt to humble myself as in the dust, and altogether unworthy of this holy office. After the Bishop had laid his hands on me, he stopped and made some remarks in respect to my special call of God to labour among the natives of the forest, and with a solemn prayer, prayed that the Lord might still be with me and bless my labours among the Indians. I gave vent to my feelings by a flow of tears.

Monday 23. — At 8 o'clock in the morning the Conference met for the dispatch of business. The principal discussion was about the necessity of having a Seminary in the Province, under the control of the Canada Conference. At 4 o'clock the stations of the Preachers were read by our President from the chair. My appointment was the same as last year, that is, “A Missionary to the Indian Tribes.” At 5 o'clock, p. m., most all the preachers left Kingston in the steamer Sir James Kemp, for Belleville. In the evening, according to my appointment, I attempted to preach to a large congregation in Brother Turner's Chapel, from Psalms 66, 16. The people paid great attention, and the Lord blessed our souls. I had considerable liberty to speak. I stopped with Brother Turner for the night, whom I found to be a kind and pious family. I was also made acquainted with a local Preacher lately from England, by the name of Thos. Milner.

Tuesday 24th. — In the morning wrote a letter to the Rev. N. Levings of Brooklyn. At 8 o'clock in the morning, I bade