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Snt,—Why does Mr. Crampton say that the daily ministration practised

by the early Christians was pure Communism? Few will recognise in that early practice the Communism of our day. Moreover, it was based on something much deeper than the command to love one's neighbour. Those who had all things in common continued daily with one accord in the temple and breaking bread from house to house, praising God. There were also appointed to manage the business seven men full of the Holy Ghost and .wisdom. Even so, it all failed, and came to nought.—Yours

truly, JOHN H. INSKII'. The Chantry, Abbot's Leigh, Nr. Bristol