Presbyterian Record. 1877 May
TAMSUI, JAN.11TH, 1887
Rev. Dr. Wardrope,
My Dear Bro., When I will tell you that there is a heap
of letters six inches high before me （without envelopes）
to be answered, and that the steamer will leave in less
than an hour, you will see how I can only send a short
note this time.
The F.M.C. promptly and nobly responded to my appeal for
money, Oct.25th, 1886, I began to build three new
churches, and made my last round Dec.25th, 1886, and the
three were finished, painting and all.
One at Toatiu-tia （大稻埕） is of solid stone and much more
handsome than Secitiane （新店）, equally solid and strong.
Another at Chiu-Nih （洲裡）, also of solid stone, work
exceedingly lovely, and the third at Go-Ko-Khi （五股坑） of
sun dried bricks faced with burnt ones and is very
I will write at length about them soon. There are now
stone churches on the sites of every one which was
pulled down. Ten thousand thanks to my dear native
Canada, also to General Loo （劉銘傳）, Earth and hell cannot
prevail against the Church of our Lord and Redeemer.