The New Zealand Evangelist
Local Intelligence.—Wellington — British and Foreign Bible Society.
British and Foreign Bible Society.
It will probably be remembered that in our second number we aunounced the formation of an Auxiliary to this time-honored and truly catholic society, in connection with the Wellington Branch of the Evangelical Alliance. It was also intimated that a small sum of money had been sent to England, accompanying an order—or perhaps more properly, a request for a supply of the Society's publications. We have now the pleasure to announce that the request has been anticipated, and the required supply already forwarded. The great and general want of copies of the Scriptures in the settlement, was brought under the notice of the committee of the Parent Society in April last, by Mr. George Hart, who was formerly resident here, and still manifests a lively interest in the prosperity of the colony. The Committee immediately responded to his appeal, and have sent, per Bernicia, 3 cases, containing 400 Bibles, and 600 Testaments, comprising almost every variety of size and type, and are at such prices as to put them within the reach of the humblest member of the community.
We have much pleasure in being able to add that Mr. Lyon has consented to act as Depositary for the publications of the Bible and Tract Societies, and of the Sunday School Union, so that the public will be able to procure them at his well known establishment