CONTENTS

Prefaces to Volumes I. and II.

Volume I.

[I.] Birth and Early Days.

[II.] College Life in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

[III.] My License, Ordination, and Experience as an Assistant at North Leith, and a Minister of Chapels at Dumfries and Edinburgh.

[IV.] Translation to Paisley — Minister of a City Charge.

[V.] Dr. Begg's Family — His Connection with Greenock.

[VI.] Scottish Parochial Schools.

[VII.] Glasgow University.

[VIII.] Glasgow Divinity Halls.

[IX.] License as a Preacher — Assistant at North Leith — Character of his Preaching.

[X.] Chapels of Ease — Call to Maxwelltown — Ministry there.

[XI.] Lady Glenorchy's Chapel, Edinburgh.

[XII.] Translation to Paisley and Ministry there.

[XIII.] Paisley Ministry continued — Church Extension.

[XIV.] First Speech in the General Assembly.

[XV.] The year 1833.

[XVI.] The year 1834.

[XVII.] Presentation to the Parish of Liberton.

[XVIII.] Ministry at Liberton.

[XIX.] Church Controversies.

[XX.] Church Extension Movement.

[XXI.] Non-Intrusion Controversy.

[XXII.] The Beginning of the End.

Volume II.

[XXIII.] The Disruption — Newington Free Church.

[XXIV.] First Free Church Assembly — Deputations to England — Extra Work.

[XXV.] Organising of the Free Church — And of the Newington Congregation.

[XXVI.] Investment of CHurch Property — Sabbath Schools — Irish Marriages — Newington Congregation — Romanism — Psalmody.

[XXVII.] The Year 1845 — Refusal of Sites — Maynooth — University Tests — Tour in the Highlands — Poor_Laws — Inverness Assembly — Death of Mrs. Begg.

[XXVIII.] Evangelical Alliance — Visit to Canads — Knox Monument — Quoad Sacra Churches — Second Marriage.

[XXIX.] Social Questions — Free Church Education Scheme — Government Education Scheme — Quoad Sacra Churches — Committee on Sites — Death of Dr. Chalmers — Call to Dumfries — Newington Church — Becomes Doctor of Divinity.

[XXX.] National Education — Home Missions — Congregational Supplements — Anti-Voluntaryism — Refusal of Sites Bill.

[XXXI.] Innovations — Home Missions — Houses for the Working Classes — An Impostor — Church Property — Waste Lands — Beauty of Edinburgh — Church Finance — Emmigration.

[XXXII.] A Charter with Eight Points — House Accommodation in Town and Crime and Pauperism — Home Rule — National Education — Aberdeen College — Province of Church Courts — Church Accommodation — Papal Aggression — Cultivation of Waste Lands.

[XXXIII.] Parochial Schools — Highland Destitution — Papal Aggression — Lapsed Masses — Edinburgh Irish Mission — The "Bulwark."

[XXXIV.] Sustentation Fund — "Rating" Principle — Protestant Apathy — University Tests — Handbook on Popery — Factious Opposition — Cordiality of Leading Opponents — Union with Original Seceders — Puritanism — Legree — Probationers.

[XXXV.] Reformation Society — Model Lodging-Houses — Claim of Rights — Early Closing — Imprisonment of Miss Cunningham — Pains and Prayer.

[XXXVI.] Ministerial Training — Romanist Chaplains — The "Rock" — Aberdeen College — Pastoral Diligence.

[XXXVII.] A Critical Period in the Free Church — Relations to the Government — Views of Popery.

[XXXVIII.] Protestant Institute — Sabbath Observance — Representation in the Assembly — National Education — Working Classes — Saturday Evening Classes.

[XXXIX.] Forty-Shillng Freeholds — Preaching Competitions — Beginning of the Union Movement — Church Extension and the Sustentation Fund — Efficiency of the Ministry — Social Science Administration — Thrift — Indian Government Education.

[XL.] Commercial Morality — Romish School-Books — Bothy System — Instrumental Music — Romanist Schools — Highlands and Highlanders — Equal Dividend — Instrumental Music — Forbes Mackenzie Act — Cardross Case — Sabbath Observance — Social Science Association — Good Houses.

[XLI.] Assembly Presentation — Thin end of the Wedge — Theological Curriculum — Glasgow College Case — Levelling Up or Levelling Down — Opium Question — Revivals — "Pegging at it."

[XLII.] Cardross Case — Fatal Accident — Tercentenery of the Reformation — Crowding in Houses — Prison Chaplains — Bothy System — Syrian Massacre — University Reform.

[XLIII.] Cardross Case — Church Extension — National Education — Causewayside Mission — Australian Union — Educational Reform — Highlands — Protestant Institute — Missionary Conference — Fall of House in High Street — Death of Dr. Cunningham.

[XLIV.] Sympthy with a Bereaved Family — Supply of Ministers — Deceased Wife's Sister — National Education — Romish Aggression — Normal School — Dr. Candlish — House Accommodation — Botanic Gardens — Reading Sermons — Farewell to Emigrant Son — Cardross Case.

[XLV.] Sabbath Observance — Romanist Prisoners — Innovations in Worship — Attack in House of Commons — Reading Sermons — Equal Dividend — Anti-Romish Aggression — Sabbath Desecration — Protestant Institute — Presbyterianism.

[XLVI.] Social Improvement — Portrait — Shorter Catechism — Dr. John Forbes — Newspaper Attack — Public-House Licenses — Consecration of Cemetaries — Criminals — Barbarism of Scotland.

[XLVII.] Moderatorship of Assembly — Serious Railway Accident — Moderatorship.

[XLVIII.] Working Men's Houses — "Form of Process" — Total Abstinence — Hymns — Conversion of the Jews — City Improvements — Supply of Ministers.

[XLIX.] Supply of Probationers — Intemperance — Offices and Oaths Bill — Sabbath Protection — Glasgow Case — Chambers Street.

[L.] Sabbath Cabs — Condition of the Poor — Maynooth Endowment — Newington School — Disestablishmant of Irish Church — Site of Edinburgh Infirmary.

[LI.] Charge of Inconsistency, and Desire to Return to the Established Church — Public Schoold Bill — Hymn Question — Postures in Worship — Archbishop of Canterbury — Presentation of portrait.

[LII.] National Education — Hymns — Sir James Simpson — Election of Ministers — Sustentation Fund — Franco-German War — Mr. Bell of Newcastle — Mr. Gladstone and the Pope.

[LIII.] National Education — Patronage Abolition — Psalmody — Friendly Societies.

[LIV.] Assembly Procedings — National Education — Edinburgh Newspapers — Knox Monument.

[LV.] Dr. Guthrie's Death — Transference of Free Church Schools — Disestablishment.

[LVI.] Union Controversy.

[LVII.] Visit to Australia, New Zealand, Ceylon, and India — Voyaging Experiences — Patronage Abolition Act — House Accommodation — Gift of Money — Presbyterian Instruction.

[LVIII.] Edinburgh School Board — Failiure of Health — Robertson Smith Case — Jubilee Celebration — Covenant Commemoration — Instrumental Music — Strome-Ferry Riots — The End.

[APPENDIX.] Reminiscences by Rev. Alexander Gregory, Anstruther.

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