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sued the following course of studies :- Greek, have been the subject of study The criticism of the Greek and Hebrew - Greisbach's edition having been used texts, comprehending, accounts of the as the text, and Schleusner principally most important versions and editions of as the lexicographer. Besides the comthe Bible, together with discussions on mentators recommended in the prethe vowel points, targums, talmuds, &c. scribed course, other critics have been -all those parts of Jewish antiquities used, among whom Middleton, whose which tend to illustrate the Pentateuch work on the article corrects so ably -the Pentateuch itself, which has been many of the errors of Wakefield, holds carefully read in the Septuagint version, a conspicuous rank. The first three and compared with the Hebrew text; Evangelists were reviewed, and St. the variations having been, in general, John's Gospel readin Archbishop Newpointed out, and, where it was found come's Greek Harmony. The author practicable, accounted for. Besides rity of each gospel has been examined, various commentators and crities, the and particular attention has been paid works of Marsh, Prideaux, Gray, and to certain parts, the authenticity of Jennings, have been used as text-books. which has by some been doubted on inIn addition to these studies, some of the sufficient grounds. The work of Dr. pupils have read Pearson on the Creed. Campbell has been used by the pupils, Their wish to pursue systematic theo- and his first six dissertations have been logy, at this time, was acceeded to, made the subject of study and recitafrom the consideration that they had tion." been pursuing studies in divinity be The Professor continues--and the tween one and two years before they observation applies equally to the preentered the Seminary."
eeding, and to the present sessionAt the close of the second session, “ It has been my endeavour to accom- the Professor reports as follows: pany
the exercises with such remarks " The historical books of the Old Tesa as appeared beneficial, and once a tament, from Joshua to Estherinclusive, week a written lecture, on some subhave been examined, and the more im- ject connected with the course of stuportant difficulties carefully considered. dies, has been delivered.” The canonical authority of the different It
be proper to add, that all the works has been investigated, Gray's students have attended the instructions Key having been used as a text-book; of the Right Rev. Bishop Brownell, the imperfections of which I have at- one day in each week, in the departtempted to supply by a reference to ment of pulpit eloquence, and the comother authorities, and principally to the position of sermons, and that he has very valuable work of Carpzov. When given these instructions gratuitously. the students had advanced to the period At the close of each session, public where Prideaux commences his useful examinations have been held, in the Connection, this work was used, and presence of the Trustees and the Clerthe first part of it has been studied by gy. On these occasions the students them with attention. Thus the history have acquitted themselves in such a has been brought down to the time of manner as to meet the approbation of Simon the Just, when, according to the the Board of Trustees, who have also Jews, the canon of the Old Testament expressed their sense of the ability, was completely settled. The chief fidelity, and zeal of the Rev. Professor. points of difference between Prideaux At the annual meeting of the Trusin his account of the Assyrian empire, tees, held at New-Haven, the 24th of and others who prefer the authority of July last, the necessity of an additional Herodotus to that of Ctesias, and parti- professor became so apparent, that the cularly between him and Dr. Hales, Board were induced to take measures have been made known to the students. to effect so desirable an object. They Some notice, although not very con- accordingly resolved to open a subsiderable, has also been taken of the scription, by which cach subscriber book of Job, and of the Psalms. In the should become responsible for $ 50 per New Testament, the four gospels, in annum, for the term of three years, for
the purpose of supporting a Professor efforts till the intention of the General of systematic theology. The salary Convention in relation to it shall be was to be fixed at $1000 a year; and expressed. What has already been if more than that sum should be sube done in the several dioceses may be scribed, the surplus was to be devoted estimated from the following view:towards the support of the present Pro
South-Carolina. This diocess took fessor. Thirteen subscriptions were an early interest in the cause of a Geimmediately obtained from the persons neral Theological Seminary, and gave present; and the Trustees were so fully a proof of that interest in the liberat confident that the requisite sum would subscriptions obtained there in the be made up, that they appointed the year 1818. The sum of $1675, of Rev. Bird Wilson to the Professorship. this subscription, remained due when As this gentleman has not yet accepted the institution was removed from New-the appointment, the matter rests till York to New-Haven. This sum, (with his determination shall be communi the exception of $25) the agent there cated to the Board of Trustees. informs the Trustees, will be collected
From the approbation with which without difficulty. Two hundred and this plan of support has been received, ten dollars has been added by new there is but little doubt that a sum can subscribers, and of the whole sum, be obtained in this way, equal to the $710 has already been collected and temporary support of two professors; forwarded to the Treasurer. The while the money obtained in other ladies of South-Carolina have also ways may be expected to accumulate raised a further sum of $ 2000 for the to such a fund, before the temporary purpose of founding a scholarship, to support shall fail, as to render it no take the name of the late Bishop of that longer necessary
diocess. Immediately on the organization of The friends of the institution have the Seminary, it became a primary ob- thought it best to defer any further or ject of the Board of Trustees to make general effort to obtain subscriptions arrangements for obtaining the requi- till the ensuing winter. site funds for its support and endow
North-Carolina.-North-Carolina, ment. This must, of necessity, be a which has but within a few years asgradual and progressive work. The sumed the rank of a diocess, has maniresolutions passed by the Board on this fested a distinguished zeal and liberality subject may be seen in the appendix to in the cause of the Seminary. Nearly the “ Plan of the Seminary,” page 20. $ 10,000 has already been subscribed Some progress has already been made in this diocess towards the endowment towards carrying this object into effect; of a Professorship. The subscriptions enough, indeed, to show that the Semi are payable in five annual instalments, nary meets the general approbation of commencing the first of May last, with the Church, and will receive a liberal the condition that till the whole sum is patronage; and to warrant the Trus- subscribed, the interest of the monies in tees in saying, that if the objects of the the hands of the Trustees of the fund General Convention, in the establish- shall be devoted to the support of the ment of it, should by any means be de- necessitous students in the Seminary. feated, it will not be from any imprac- The principal agent in procuring these ticability of obtaining the necessary subscriptions assures the Board of funds for its support.
Trustees, that he has the fullest confiAt the period, however, when the dence that the remainder of the sum measures in progress for obtaining sub- necessary to constitute the Professorscriptions were, by the arrangements ship, will be subscribed within a reamade, to have become general through- sonable period. out the Union, the legacy of the late Virginia.--In the year 1818, there Mr. Sherred, for the advancement of were subscriptions obtained in this diotheological learning, became known to cess, for the general Seminary, to the the public. This circumstance has amount of more than $ 1400; about had the effect of suspending all further $ 1200 of which remained unpaid
when the institution was transferred to New Jersey.
No efforts have yet New Haven. During the last winter been made to obtain subscriptions in an agent was appointed to visit this this diocess. Oue gentleman has man state, for the purpose of collecting these nifested his good will towards the Semisubscriptions, and soliciting further nary by a donation of $20, and anopatronage, but the depression of the ther has contributed $ 10. times deterred him from prosecuting New-York.--A board of agents has his object. He collected little more been constituted in this diocess, but than $100 of the former subscriptions, owing to peculiar circumstances, they and obtained other subscriptions to the have not yet thought it expedient to amount of about $ 300, chiefly in the make any considerable effort to obtain District of Columbia.
subscriptions. For themselves, they Maryland.--A public meeting of have subscribed with great liberality, the Episcopalians was called at Balti- and they have also collected a few more, in this diocess, in January last, subscriptions from their friends by the Trustees residing there. The chiefly among those who had sub Bishop presided, and warmly recom scribed while the institution was at mended the Seminary to the patronage New-York. : In this way, upwards of of his diocess. The subject was $3,200 have been obtained, exclusive taken up with much zeal, and a board of $ 1,175 subscribed out of the city, of agents was appointed from among the greater part of which has been paid the most respectable citizens. But be directly to the Treasurer. Several fore the time appointed for commenc- gentlemen in this diocess have contriing the subscriptions, the bequest of the buted liberally towards the establishlate Mr. Sherred became known, and ment of a Theological Library; and it was determined to postpone the col- the value of the books transmitted from lections to the present autumn. The the city of New-York, cannot be estiliberal spirit with which the subject has mated at less than $3,000. been met in this diocess, affords a Connecticut.-Arrangements have pledge that whenever the subscription been commenced in this diocess to enbooks shall be opened there, no reason dow a Professorship, to take the name able expectations of the Church will be of the first Bishop of the diocess. disappointed.
Agents were appointed to collect subPennsylvania.-A meeting of the scriptions for this object, during the friends of the Seminary had also taken last winter, but owing to the indisposiplace at Philadelphia, previous to the tion of one of them, and sickness in meeting at Baltimore, on the call of the the family of another, the business was Bishop and other Trustees residing in delayed till spring. When this period Pennsylvania. A board of agents was arrived, the fact of Mr. Sherred's beappointed, which was subsequently quest became public, and it was thought divided into four committees, for the proper, under such circumstances, to purpose of soliciting subscriptions. defer collections till the intention of the Only one of these committees has yet General Convention should be dee. acted to any extent: the others thought clared. One gentleman had subscribed it expedient to defer acting till the pre- $1,000 towards the Professorship, and sent autumn. The sum actually ob- had aided in obtaining about $ 700 tained by this board is understood to be more in his immediate vicinity. Four about $1260. The ladies of Philadel- other gentlemen had tendered $500 phia took an early interest in the pros- ' each. From the knowledge which the perity of the Seminary, and originated a committee possess, they feel confident subscription for the purpose of founding in assuring the Convention, that if the a scholarship, to take the name of the institution should remain where it now present venerable Bishop of the diocess. is, the sum necessary to constitute the More than $1800 were raised and in- Professorship will be made up in this vested for this object some months ago, diocess, within a reasonable period. and it is understood that nearly the Massachusetts:--An agent was apwhole amount is now raised.
pointed to visit Boston during the last VOL. VI.
spring, who obtained subscriptions subscriptions, interest, and dividends
No application has yet been made in treasury, $93 41-in all $3,345
41; Seabury Professorship $10-in
all, $ 93 41. RECAPITULATION.
“Of the aforesaid ten shares in EaSums promised or subscribed since the gle Bank, eight belong to the Massaremoval.
chusetts Professorship $ 800; one to
ble foundation has already been laid Only a small proportion of the above for one, which it is hoped may soon be funds has yet come into the hands of commensurate with the wants of the the Treasurer. A part has been irr- institution. This has been chiefly efVested by agents abroad--some re fected by the liberality of a few india mains in the hands of agents; and viduals. A few books, for which there there must be a trifling deduction for was a pressing necessity, have been the expenses of agents. It results, purchased from the donation of a gene. therefore, that the Convention must tleman, who directed that it might be seek for a just estimate of the funds of subject to such an expenditure. The the institution in the foregoing state- library of the institution consists, at ment at large, and not in the account present, of more than 900 volumes-of the Treasurer. The following re- upwards of 300 of which are folios, port of his receipts and expenditures and many of the books extremely rare was presented to the Board of Trus and valuable. This is exclusive of a tees, at their annual meeting in July valuable collection of theological books last.
deposited for the use of the students by “A summary statement of the re- / a gentleman of Connecticut. ceipts and expenditures of the Trea The Legislature of Connecticut has surer of the Episcopal Theological passed an act, upon the petition of the Seminary, from September 8, 1820, to Trustees of the Seminary, by which July 26, 1821.
the institution is incorporated within 66 Amount received applicable to that state, upon the same principles on current expenses; consisting of sundry which it was established by the Corr
vention, and with leave to hold funds composed of young men principally, to the amount of $200,000.
should have been able to make great In concluding this report, the com- exertions in that holy cause, for the admittee beg leave to express their hopes vancement of which they are pledged that the course which has been pursued to co-operate. We have not the silver by the Board of Trustees may meet the and the gold which we would joyfully approbation of the Convention, and pour into the treasury of our Lord. We that the progress and present state of have not yet been able to awaken the the Seminary may not be thought to liberality of our opulent friends and liave come short of the expectations fellow Christians. We have no large which were entertained at the time of permanent fund așcumulated by the inits establishment at New Haven. dustry, and husbanded by the prudence By the Committee.
and foresight of our predecessors, with Thomas C. BROWNELL, Chairman. which we might now begin to build up HARRY CROSWELL, Secretary. the city of our God.
But we trust we may be permitted to The above communication, from the say, (and we do so not without a conPresiding Bishop, and the report of the sciousness, that the great purpose for Trustees of the Seminary, were refer- which we are associated, might justly red to a Committee of both Houses, claim of us far greater zeal and activity consisting of the Right Rev. John H. than we have hitherto bestowed upon Hobart, D. D. and the Right Rev, it,) that with our very limited resources James Kemp, D. D. on the part of the we have done what we could. To the House of Bishops, and Duncan Camer- increase of these resources, the attenon, Esq. Richard Harison, Esq. Col. tion of the Board has been chiefly diAlexander Jones, the Rev. Daniel Byr. rected during the past year. With the bans, the Rev. David Butler, the Rev. view of expediting the collection of the Charles H. Wharton, D.D. and the arrearages, and at the same time of Rev. Christopher E. Gadsden, D.D. saving to the Society the expense of on the part of the House of Clerical collection, the members of the Comand Lay Depuțies, who reported to mittee resolved to act as collectors for their respective constituents the Con- a limited time, and two other collecstitution of the Theological Seminary, tors have since been appointed, by printed in page 382 of our last volume, which measures the friends of the Såwhich was adopted by the Convention. ciety are impressively reminded of (To be continued.)
their duty, to be punctual in the discharge of their obligations to it; and of
the propriety of exempting the Society Third Annual Report of the Standing from the expense of collection, and
Committee of the Protestant Episco- their Treasurer, whose services are pal Missionary Society in Charles- purely gratuitous, from this additional ton, South-Carolina, composed of trouble. In conformity with a request young men and others.
of the Society made at their last anni, In presenting this their annual re, versary, the Board have respectfully port, the Standing Committee feel it a requested the Bishop to “provide that Juty and pleasure to acknowledge, with a sermon be preached, and a collecdevout thankfulness, the goodness of tion made at such time and place as he divine Providence in conducting their may think proper," in aid of the funds Society to its third anniversary, and of the Society. For the farther inthey do this not without the recollec crease of the same, as a third measure, tion, that the existence of the Society the Board requested the Correspondimplies a continued, and they would ing Secretary, in March last, to transhope, an increasing attachment to mit to the clergy of our Church within those benevolent and religious princi- this diocess copies of the annual reples, under the influence of which it port, and to solicit them to make exwas instituted. It is not to be sup- ertions to advance the interests of the posed, that a Society in its infancy, and Society." Previous to the adoption of