as pastor of Knox Church. In 1859 he removed to Cobourg, where lie remained until 1871, when lie accepted a position as agent for the endowment of Knox College. He «vent to Ottawa in 1872 and opened the Ladies' College there, remaining one year. In 1873 he accepted a call to Dundas, where lie has continued to labor with great acceptance since. Dr. Laing taught in Knox College as tutor in Classics, Mathematics, English and Hebrew. He was Local Superintendent of Public Schools in Scarboro, Inspector of Schools in Cobourg, and County Examiner in the Counties of York, North Northumberland, and NVentworth for twenty years. He was coiivener of Home Missions from i 864 till 1871, was also Examiner and Chair-mail of the Board in Knox College for many years. He was Moderator of the Synod in 1877, and of the
General Assembly in 189o-91. He has
been Clerk of the Presbytery of Haniil-
ton since 1875. Dr. Laing through his
long ministry has rendered eery efficient
service to his church, while at the sanie
time, by pen and voice, he has ad-
vocated -%ehat he has deemed right on
the great public questions of the day.
As all all-round scholar and well read
theologian, he occupies a high place in
the estimation of his brethren, and
is greatly respected by all classes.
He was married on the 26th October,
18J4, to Eliza, fourth daughter of
James A. Smith, ALA., of Knox Col-