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wards made two extensive tours in the United States for the purpose of allaying the bitter feeling to- wards Great Britain^ and of pro- moting international good-will. His object was to show that the great mass of the people were in perfect harmony with the American nation. At Washington he was invited to open Congress with prayer. He preached in the House of Kepresentatives, and the next day delivered an address on *' In- ternational Relations,'* when Gene- ral, afterwards President Grant, and the members of both Houses of Congress were present, and Chief Justice Chase presided. While in America he received ^23,500 to- wards an International Monument to Abraham Lincoln. A like amount was subscribed by British citizens, and the total sum was expended in the erection of the " Lincoln Tower ,*' adjoining the new " Christ Church," a large and handsome Gothic struc- ture in the Westminster Bridge- road, built by voluntary subscrip- tions to perpetuate the institutions of Surrey Chapel. The total cost of the church, lecture-hall, tower, £e., with freehold site, was ,£60,000. The church was consecrated July 4, 1876, on which day and the fol- lowing day sermons were delivered by clergymen of various denomina- tions. Established and Noncon- formist. The doctrinal basis is broad Evangelical, and the service is that of the Church of England, with slight modifications. Christ Church holds about 3,000 worship- pers, and the various schools and charities connected with it expend about,ifi3,000annually forthe benefit of the poor population around. Mr. Newman Hafl is in frequent de- mand as a preacher on public occa- sions, and has occupied the pulpits of almost all denominations in most towns and many villages of the United Kingdom. He still keeps up the habit of open air preaching, which he commenced in 1836, and may often be seen addressing a

crowd outside his church, afte close of the service inside. H written numerous devotional tises, one of which, entitled "( to Jesus," has reached a cir tion of nearly three million upwards of twenty languages, has also written "Antidot* Fearj" "Short Memoir of Rowland Hill," an argument treatise on sacrifice, in oppoe to the views of Mr. Maurice others ; a volume of sermons^ titled, " Homeward Bound ;" * Land of the Forum and the can, or Thoughts and Ske during an Easter Pilgrimag Rome" (1854), new edit. 18t small volume of devotional pc entitled, " Pilgrim Songs in C and Sunshine " (1871) ; a tra on "Prayer: its ReasonabL and Efficacy " (1875) ; and se small works on teetotalism, of v he has been an earnest adv< during forty years. He has compiled from Scripture a vo of devotion, entitled, " Prayei Praise in Bible Words," and edited an autobiography of father, entitled " Conflict Victory."

HALL, Samuel Cabter, F. the fourth son of Colonel R HaU, born at Topsham, Devo 1801, is a barrister-at-law, commenced his professional lal as a gallery reporter for the Times. In 1825 he e8tablishe< for many years edited the An a favourite annual, and is known by an illustrated woi Ireland, written in conjun with his wife. Mr. Hall succ( the poet Campbell, in 183( editor of the New Monthly Magi and has laboured with great for the popularization of a: England. He established th Journal in 1839, and at first ca it on under most discourj circumstances : but by dint of severance at length hit the po taste in the right way, and gi for his serial a large amouj L L 2