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RIGHT REV MAURICE SCOLLARD BALDWIN,D.D., Bishop of Huron, London, Out., was born in Toronto on the 21st of June, 1536. He is the fourth son of the late John Spread Baldwin, and cousin of the late Hon. Robert Baldwin. He received his early education at the Upper Canada College, subsequently entered the University and graduated at Trinity College, Toronto, in 1559. In iMo lie was ordained deacon by the late Bishop Cronyn. His first appointment was curate to the late Dr. St. George Caulfield, of St. Thomas. In 1562 he entered upon his first independent change as incumbent of St. Paul's Church, Port Dover. In 1565 he was appointed to St. Lake's Church, Montreal. In 1S70 he became assistant minis-ter at Christ's Church Cathedral, Montreal, and in the same year was appoint-

ed one of its canons. On the death of the Very Rev. Dean Bethune in 1572, he was unanimously elected rector of the parish of Montreal, and subsequently made Dean of Montreal. In October, 1853, he was elected Bishop of the Diocese of Huron, and consecrated in Christ's Church Cathedral, Montreal, in November following. Thus being called to the higher work of the Episcopate, 11e returned to pre-side over the diocese which had given him Holy Orders, and where the first years of his ministerial life had been spent. Besides the many important parochial duties His Lordship has so

faithfully discharged, he has written several pamphlets, and two books e11-titled " A Break in the Ocean Cable " and " Life in a Look," -\vhich have had a wide circulation. These books are eminently clear and scriptural, and give a very correct idea of the views and style of their gifted author. Bishop Baldwin is a fluent and impressive preacher, and as a pulpit orator, a logical reasoner, and a true and faithful ambassador of Christ, 11e is widely known and highly appreciated all over the Dominion. He is remarkable for his earnestness, his strong siu:ple faith, and his singular devotion to the Master's service.


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