EDITORIAL POSTSCRIPT. WILL our readers permit us, at the end of the year, to offer to them our thanks for the help they have rendered us, and to ask their aid during the year which will soon begin ? To those who have aided us by thei literary contributions, our thanks are especially due; and to all wh have helped to maintain our circulation, our thanks are due also. I is only by the aid both of writers and of readers, that such a periodica as ours can be maintained. We have no such resources at our com mand as some periodicals can use. We work for a denomination. Only as the denomination sustains us, can we work efficiently and well.

After twenty-two years of Editorial labour, no new professions cal be necessary. Nor have we any new professions to make. We cai only say that what THE CHURCH has been, that it will be,-except s far as increased experience increases our fitness for our work. Ou labour is a labour of love. No effort is ever withheld, by which ou Magazine can be made serviceable to the Baptist body. To make that body more efficient, and to aid its members in their aspirations after a higher life, is the highest object of our ambition. If we can do that, our purpose is secured.

Still, we desire a wider circulation. Our circulation is indeed large, but it is small in comparison with what it might be. We should like it to be FIFTY THOUSAND, at the least. If our friends would but aid us, it might be Fifty Thousand in the coming year.

Praying for our endeavours in THE CHURCH, and also in THE APPEAL, the favour of our brethren, and the blessing of God, we close our volume for 1868, and wish for our readers a HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND A TRULY BLESSED NEW YEAR.

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