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_NOTES FROM NEW ENGLAND._
By District Secretary C.J. Ryder, Boston, Mass.
TWO WAYS OF DOING IT.
"So you have come! Well! I don't know but it is just as favorable a time as any. Still, we are in a very pinched condition. We have a debt that we have carried for ten years and have scarcely been able to pay the interest. The parsonage is in a desperate condition, and we are very far from comfortable in it. Secretary Hood was here two months ago, and he stirred the people up and took all that ought to be given to any of our Benevolent Societies. Then, a month ago, Puddefoot was here, and you know he sweeps in everything that can possibly be reached. I sometimes think that he awakens too much interest, and that the churches give too large collections. Our women are all interested in the American Board, and will not feel like doing much for the American Missionary Association Still, it is the time for our annual