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In the church in Manlius village I have offici Together with the above report, were exhiated on three fourths of the Sundays during the bited the account current of the treasurer of past year, on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, the board, and a list of the bonds on which the and Good-Friday, and on funeral occasions; and, money or the fund is loaned. during the summer past, have often called up The report and the accompanying documents the children and youth for instruction in the ca were accepted and approved by the Conventechisms.

tion. The Church in this place has had many diffi A vacancy having occurred in the Trustees culties to encounter; but a number of additions of the Episcopal Fund, by the decease of Mr. have been made to the Church, and the latter Joshua Jones, it was supplied by the appointpart of the present year has, in a religious point ment of Mr. Henry M'Farlan. of view, exhibited better prospects than have The following gentlemen were elected Dele. been since I have been in this place. A steady gates to the General Convention:perseverance only can prove successful. The The Rev. David Butler, the Rev. Thomas number of communicants has increased to 74. Lyell, the Rev. Benjamin 'T. Onderdonk, the The baptisms have been four adults, and the Rev. Orin Clark, the Honourable Philip S. Van whole number 18. The burials have been seven. Rensselaer, Richard Harison, Esq. the Honour

At Lenox parish, in addition to the three able Morris S. Miller, John Wells, Esq. Sundays already mentioned, on one Sunday af The following gentlemen were elected the ter two services in Manlius, I there held athird, Standing Committee of the Dincess :-preached, and administered the Lord's Supper, The Rey. William Harris, D. D. the Rev. and a number of times have preached there on Thomas Lyell, the Rev. William Berrian, the week days.

Rev. Henry U. Onderdonk, M D. Richard The Church meet on every Lord's Day, read Harison, Esq. William Ogden, Esq. Colonel prayers and approved sermons; and a pious Nicholas Fish, Henry Rogers, Esq. young layman, who has been there until lately, The following gentlemen were elected memhas taught the children the Church Catechism, bers of the Committee of the Protestant Episthe Explanation and Enlargement, and has copal Church for Propagating the Gospel in taught the youth the Catechism on Cunfirma the State of New York, of which the Bishop tion, which has been attended with good ef is, ex officio, chairman:fects, and some additions have been made to the The Rev. Thomas Lyell, the Rev. Henry J. communion.

Fellus, the Rev. John M'Vickar, Dr. John Having arranged their pecuniary concerns, Onderdonk, Thomas L. Ogden, Esq. Hubert and always having had the disposition, they now

Van Wagenen: find themselves able to afford some support, as On motion, it was resolved, that it be, and it formerly, to a minister.

hereby is recommended, that the address of

the Bishop of this diocess, delivered at the anThe report of the Committee for Propagat- nual Convention, be read by every clergyman ing the Gospel in the State of New-York was

to his congregation, and, in congregations where recepted by the Convention.

there is no clergyman, by their lay readers, if There was submitted to the Convention the following

The amendment of the first article of the Report of the Trustees of the Episcopal Fund. constitution, by substituting the words, second

The Trustees of the Fund for the support of Puesday in May, for the words, “third Tuesthe Episcopate in the diocess of New York, re

day in October, approved by the last Convenspectfully report to the Annual Convention of tion, was confirmed by this, and the article als: the Protestant Episcopal Church, that the Fund

tered accordingly.* now amounts to the sum of twenty-three thou. sand seven hundred and fifty-six dollars and

Canons passed in this Convention, 1821, twenty cents; viz. in sundry bonds and mort.

CANON I. gages, being the same held at the last meet

Concerning the Missionary Fund. ing of the Convention

$ 17,548 4 Six per cent. Stock United States,

Any congregation of this diocess shall be conLoan of 1813

1,500 0 sidered as duly complying with the first Canon Six cent. Stock State of New.

of 1796, although there shall not take place in per York, Loan of 1817

950 0

the said congregation the sermon and collecBond of the Rector, Wardens,

tion prescribed by the said Canon, provided and Vestry men of Trinity

there be raised, annually, in the said congregaChurch, dated Nov. 17th, 1820 2,000 0

tion, a contribution to the Missionary Fund Interest outstanding on bonds and

of this diocess, by means of an association mortgages

642 1 formed for that purpose by the members thereCash deposited in the Phenix Bank 1,140 91 of, or of subscriptions or donations otherwise Cash in hand

175 24 raised among then. But it shall, nevertheless,

be the duty of every minister, to preach a ser

$ 23,756 20 mon, and have a collection made, according to The Trustees subjoin a list of the bonds and

the said Canon, if the amount of contribution mortgages belonging to the Fund; they also

raised in the other modes above specified herewith submit their account current, and are

should, in his judgment, render it proper. prepared to exhibit the bonds and mortgages,

The amount of all contributions by any conand certificates of stock in which the investments gregation, in aid of the missions of this Church, are made. THOMAS S. TOWNSEND,

On the subject of this alteration, and for the GERRIT H. VAN WAGENEN, reason of its not being carried into effect, see an EDWARD R. JONES.

article headed “Convention of New-York," Vezu-York, October 17th, 1821.

page 158 of our last number. Ech C. J.

there be any

shall be reported to the next suoceeding stated nevertheless, that no dergyman shall be entitled Convention, and entered on its Journal to any provision for travelling expenses, whose

The Canon of 1813, entitled, “ For the lo- parish shall not comply with the provisions of crease of the Missionary Fund,” is hereby this Canon. Tepealed

Done in Convention of the Diocess of New. CANON II.

York, in Trinity Church, in the City of

New-York, in the month of October, A.D. Concerning the Episcopal Fund

1821. There shall be, annually, in every church JOHN HENRY HOBART, Bishop of the and chapel in this diocess, a sermon preached

Protestant Episcopal Church in the on the rights and duties which are peculiarly

State of New-York, President, Episcopal, in which the minister shall lay be Attested, fore his congregation the dignity and usefulness Benjamin T. Onderdonk, Secretary. of the office of a Bishop, and the necessity of supporting it by their voluntary contributions; The Standing Committee have attached to which sermon shall be followed by a collection, the Journal of the above Convention the followin aid of the Episcopal Pund raised in this dio- ing notice : cess, agreeably to the seoond Canon of 1796; The Standing Committee, finding that the the annount of which collection shall be reported several Canons respecting admission to Holy to the next sucoeeding stated Convention of the Orders are not sufficiently understood, deem it diocess, and entered on the Journal of the same. proper to publish the following summary of

The management and care of the Episcopal thein :Fund shall be intrusted to the five trustees an. I. Concerning the admission of Candidates. pointed agreeably to a resolution of the Convention of this diocess of 1818. All money be 1. “Every person who wishes to become a longing to the said Fund shall be loaned upan candidate for orders, shall give notice of his insecurity of real estate, or invested in stock of

tention to the Bishop.” And, r Canon VII.) the United States, or of the State of New 2. Before he can be admitted as such by the York, or of the City of New-York, at their Bishop, he must“ produce to lum a certificale discretion; and all securities and investments

from the Standing Committee;" in order to shall be taken or made in the names of the said obtain which he must, if not personally known trustees, or the survivors of them, expressly to the Committee, lay before them the followin trust as part of the said Fund. A statement ing testimonial :of the said Fund, and of the securities of the same, shall be exhibited at every stated meeting « To the Standing Committee of the Dioces; of the Convention, signed by the said trustees,

of New-York. or a majority of them. These truslees shall

« We believe that A. B. hath lived piously, hold their office during the pleasure of the Con- soberly, anıl honestly; that he is attached to vention, which shall, from time to time, supply the doctrines, discipline, and worship of the all vacancies. The Fund thus raised and managed shall be in our opinion, he possesses such qualifications

Protestant Episcopal Church; and, further, permitted to accumulate, without diminution,

as will render him apt and meet to exercise until its annual profits become adequate to the

the ministry to the glory of God, and the support of a Bishop; and then, by mutual con

edifying of the Church." Canon VII.) sent of the Bishop of this diocess for the time Date.] being, and the Convention, the Bishop shall hold uo parochial cure, but shall devote him

The Canon does not state by whom this testiself entirely to the duties which perlain to the monial to the Committee shall be signed; but Episcopal office. The second Canon of 1796, entitled “ Di- and vestry of the parish where the applicant re

they will prefer the signatures of the minister recting a Sermon to be preached, and a Collection made for the Episcopal Fund,” is

sides; and they will expect the signatures of at

least one minister, and three respectable layhereby repealed.

men of the Protestant Episcopal Church. CANON JII.

3. He must also “ lay before the Standing

Committee a satisfactory diploma, or certifiProviding for a Diocesan Fund.

cate, from the instructors of some approved Whereas it is indispensable to provide a literary institution, or a certificate from two Fund for defraying the necessary expenses of presbyters, appointed by the Bishop to examine the Convention, and particularly the expenses him, of his possessing such academical learning of those of the clergy who may have to travel a as will enable him to enter advantageously on a considerable distance to the place of the meet course of theology.” ( Canon VIII. of 1820.) ing of Convention, it is hereby earnestly recommended to every congregation in this dio

II. Concerning admission to Holy Orders. cess, to pay to the sucretary of the Convention 1. A candidate, before he can be ordained thereof, on or before the day of the annual Deacon, must “exhibit to the Bishop a testianetting of Convention, a contribution of 'not less monial of the Standing Committee;" in order than one and a half per cent. on the amount of to which he must lay before the Committee the the respective salaries of their clergymen. One following testimonial:half of the amount thus contributed, if necesSary, shall be appropriated, under the direction To the Standing Committee of the Diocese of the Convention, exclusively towards detraying

of New-York. the necessary expenses of clergyinen attending “ We do hereby testify to the piety, good The Convention from a distance; and the remain-, morals, and orderly conduct, for three years der shall be appropriated to defraying the con lust past, of 1. B. and that he hath not, as lingent expenses of de Convention. Provided, fur us we know and believe, writtens, taughi, VOL. VI.

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or held any thing contrary to the doctrine or Address on behalf of the Protestant Episdiscipline the Protestant Episcopal copal Theological Seminary, to the Meme Church." *Canon XII.)

bers of the Protestant Episcopal Church [Date.]

in South Carolina. 2. A Deacon, before he can be ordained

BRETHRÉN, Priest, must "exbibit to the Bishop a testimonial of the Standing Committee;" and in A RESOLUTION of the late Convention of Order to obtain this, he must lay before the our Church, in this state, embraced, as Committee, the evidence of the fact, and the

you will have found in the report of a time, of his ordination as Deacon, and with it, Committee of that body, specially apa testimonial

' in the form above recited; except that the words "for three years last past"

pointed to consider and report on the sub. must be altered to "since his ordination as ject, has made it my daty to address you Deacon." The above testimonial, whiether of

in behalf of the seminary instituted by y candidate to be ordained Deacon, or of a Dea- the General Convention for the education con to be ordained Priest, must be signed by of young men to the ministry. This in. « the minister; (if there be one,) and by [a stitution, as you have already learned, has, majority of ] the vestry of the parish where by a late happy arrangement, made with the applicant resides;" they having such evi- great unanimity by a special meeting of dence as they deem satisfactory, personal the General Convention, been removed knowledge not being essential. r Canon XII.) from New Haven to the city of New-York, But, 3. The applicant, whether for Deacons' or

where a liberal bequest of the late Jacob för Priests orders, " shall also lay before the

Sherred, Esq. of that city, together with Standing Committee testimonials to the same funds which had been created by the effect with the above, signed by at least one re Convention of the diocess of New York spectable clergyman of the Protestant Episco- for a seminary of its own, will be appropal Church in the United States, from his per. priated to its support, and where, cousesonal knowledge of the candidate for at least quently, we trust, it has now obtained a one year." (Canon XII.)

permanent local habitation. N, B. The above regulations apply to pro The generous benefaction which the af. dinary cases. When peculiar circumstances fectionate zeal of Mr. Sherred for the exist, a farther reference to the Canons will Church has occasioned, opens a new source show the course to be pursued.

of encouragement to the hopes and efforts Communications to the Standing Committee of the friends of the important interest in may be addressed to the Secretary, the "Rev. behalf of which it has been made, and Henry U. Onderdonk, to be left at No. 50 authorizes the strong presumption, that Vesey-street, New-York."

it will now flourish and prosper with the The list of clergy of the diocess contains the glory of the Lord conspicuously inscribed names of the Bishop, 65 Presbyters, and 15 upon it. Hitherto, no small discourage. Deacons, besides that of a Presbyter of Ver ment has been inseparable from the diffimont, who officiates one third of lois time in culty of inducing such a concert of operathis diocess. It is also stated that Mr. Eleazar tions, and such unity of opinion and feelWilliams, a young man of Indian extraction, a ing, with respect to various matters concandidate for holy orders, is licensed by the Bi nected with the erection of a general semishop as a lay-reader and catechist, to officiate in the Mohawk language, in St. Peter's Church, nary of theological education, as would Oneida Castle, Oneida county, the congrega

ensure a useful efficacy to any individual tion of which is composed of Indians; and em

contribution to its funds. This is now ployed by the Committee for Propagating the happily removed. The provision of Mr. Gospel in the State of New-York in those ca Sherred is a sure foundation, on which it paeities, and likewise as a schoolmaster among remains for the members of the Church the Indians.

at large to erect their own superstructure, The number of congregations in the diocess and on which, whatever is placed, will is 124.

rest, with all the security of good that in

human enterprizes and undertakings can {The following address of Bishop Bowen,drawn be reasonably expected. The call of the

up in compliance with a request of the Con Church, therefore, on its members, the vention of the Protestant Episcopal Church general reasonableness and propriety of of South-Carolina, is appended to the Journal which could never have been questioned, of the Proceedings of that Convention held in is now enforced by every circumstance neFebruary last. We did not intend to publish cessary to the satisfaction of those to it until it could be inserted in its proper place whom it is addressed. The seminary with in the abstract of those proceedings, which will appear in our next number. 'l'he im.

the means now possessed must exist. It portance however of the address itself, the

must impart, in some degree, at least, the irresistible manner in which the claims of the benefits of a regular, systematic, ministe. seminary are urged, and the calls now about rial education. Still, its resources must to be made on Episcopalians in aid of the in be inadequate to the good which every stitution, have induced us to depart from our member of the Church must clesire, that original intention, and to give it a place in the of extending those benefits through all fresent nunber.

her borders, and from the centre to the

remotest circle of her influence, without maintained its correspondent rank, and that assistance from the Church at large, secured its proportionate increase of ho. which in every instance in which it is ren. nour? is a question which we know not dered, may now confidently be expected to that we can confidently solve in the affirbe efficacious towards the important end mative. May not the apprehension be en contemplated. It is for such assistance, tertained, that in this respect the circumtherefore, that an appeal is now made to stances which arose, on the dissolution of the love of God and man, in the mind of the national relations which constituted every member of the Protestant Episco our Church part of that of the parent pal Church in this state. It is an appeal country, have long operated a gradually which cannot, we trust, be made in vain. deteriorating effect ? Has not, therefore, It must awaken considerations in every the time fully come which calls for an ef mind to which it is brought, that will for fort of no ordinary kind, that we may re. bid it to be indifferent to its success. Aect the light of a character back to that

Brethren, behold the Church, in whose Church which may cause her, if not to glory, bosom your fathers fell asleep, and were at least not to be ashamed in the remem. gathered to their fathers, the Church in brance that we come out from her? You will which you enjoy the happy privileges of not hesitate to admit, my Brethren, that members of Christ, children of God, and in without other means and opportunities of heritors of the kingdom of heaven; behold ministerial education than we now possesis, the Church, for whose true interest and notwithstanding here and there a splen honour you cannot but cherish the most did instance of excellence, in spite of all animated concern ; behold it in danger, our disadvantages, extorting admiration in some not distant day perhaps, of dis. and honour) it is in vain for us to hope traction in its councils, diversity in its for this. And is it not equally vain that doctrines, schism in its government, for we should hope to escape without them, want of such community of sound educa the dishonour that must be reflected on tion among its ministers as will lead them our Church, from a ministry too little fur, to act, and teach, and minister in all nished for their Master's work, and tod things which become them on sound com. little qualified to get honour upon his mon principles, and with common feel. cause by their assertion of his truth against ings worthy of their office.' 'To the unity its gainsayers, or their defence of his of this household of faith, so honourable Church against such as oppugn įts faitby in its character, so beautiful in its system, and reproach its institutions! so worthy of thát Divine Head and Lord, As yet, perhaps, we feel not this evil: with the garment of whose righteousness for, as yet, i know not that we are required it is clothed, to the unity of this one body, to admit any insufficiency, other than is of which you being many are members, which common to human infirmity, in the general of you can be indifferent, without dis. body of our ministry, to the duties which honour to your calling, and the conscious. attach to it, or any defect of character ness of the displeasure of him, in whose which can subject it to contempt. On the bonour and glory you know and feel, contrary, we cannot but see great cause that all your religious sensibilities should of thankfulness to him who is Head over centre?

all things to his Church, that he has caused It is also a consideration which the the desire to take upon them this office and appeal now made must call into influ, ministry, to possess the hearts of men so ence in its favour, that a more effectual generally willing to urge their way and a more generally attainable education through all the difficulties and obstacles for the ministry of our Church is indis. which lie in the path of preparation for pensable, in order that its honour may its work, and so able to surmount them not suffer, and its influence be lost, with honour to themselves, and credit to amidst the general advancement and pros. their calling. But, is it possible for us, at perity of the various other interests of the same time, not to perceive the dan. life and of society, crowning them with ger of this evil with which existing cir. splendour and distinction. The name and cumstances so seriously threaten us? The character of our country have progressive number of our ministers, you are abun. ly gained upon the honour of the proudest dantly aware, is insuficient for the work nations of the other hemisphere; and the which Providence seems to have prepared tribute, however reluctantly, has been for them. While each, therefore, in every rendered to the successful zeal with station, has a portion of this work allotted which the arts of elegance, as well as con. to him, equal, and much more than equal venience, and all that is useful and honour to his individual time and strength, who able in science, have been prosecuted in shall be found to render the attention to this comparatively new scene of action to those, seeking to be qualified for this the buman powers. Has the character of work, which will effectually aid them to the Christian ministry in the Church (of become able and apt for it, according to which, humble as may be its condition, the increasing demands and expectations we are proud to assert our membership) of a community continually advancing

with an almost unexampled rapidity, at their sober and considerate regard to the once in religious knowledge, and in all lie things of God and heaven? Or, can it be terature, science, and refinement ?

possible for any miod to overlook the ob. But I feel, Brethren, that I need not in vious danger of contempt and neglect, on sist on the obvious considerations which their part, of all that is sacred and eter: justify the demand on the love of Christ nal, justified by a reference to too little and his Church, in the minds of his people instructed teachers and ministers of such within our communion, in behalf of which things ? I address you. Let me only further re Brethren, on a subject which so readily mind you, that it is not in reason to be ex- bespeaks its own interest in the hearts of pected, that half the number of labourers the friends of Christ and his cause, I have requisite for the field which Providence said more, perhaps, than was necessary. here has opened, and is continually open. Let me crave your indulgence, for seeming ing, can be procured without an institu. to importune your attention, to that from tion such as that which is contemplated. which you would not be thought willing Gratuitous education for the ministry; to withhold it

. It is manifestly, too mani and a gratuitous maintenance during the festly to need to be proved, a great in. season of such education, is among the ob- terest of Christianity, and of the Church jects for which it is desired, by its means, founded in its doctrine, that means should as far as possible to provide; that thus be provided here, such as in all other encouragement may be extended to many, churches and religious communities are willing to dedicate themselves to the work provided, for the more complete and sysof Christ, in the service of the sanctuary, tematic instruction of those who dedicate for want of which they may be compelled themselves to Christ as his ministering into other occupations, and lost irretrieve servants. Who would not rejoice in putting ably to this.

it forward to the utmost of his power? With such considerations, then, (on IPho can seriously contemplate it, and not which I have been fearful to enlarge) to perceive in it one of those occasions of enforce its claim, may I not have rightly contributing, while it is in the power of his said, as I have said, that the object con hand to do sa, to the promotion of the Di-. templated cannot address itself in vain to vine glory and human happiness, which, the people of our communion? Can they worthily improved, must leave its beatify be insensible to the benefits to be expected ing influence in our bosoms, against that from its accomplishment, so unspeakably day of our necessity, when we shall turn desirable and important? Can they, how. dissatisfied from every thing, the thought ever widely- scattered and separated, be of which cannot cheer, and animate our indifferent to the common interest and spirits in their preparation for eternal welfare of that one body which, minister. scenes ? ing to every part its supply of life and In behalf and by desire of the Convention. power, demands of every part alike, its

NATHANIEL BOWEN, faithful ministration to the necessities of the whole? Can they be insensible to the honour of the Church, of which they are The Address of the Board of Directors of members, as consisting so essentially in the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Saw the character of those in it who minister ciety of the Protestant Episcopal Church and serve the altar? Can they be unwil. in the United States of America, to the ling that here there should be burning and

Members of the said Church. shining lights, in whose light all may re Brethren, joice and confide to guide and cheer them We respectfully state to you, that we have in the path of immortality? Can they re entered on the trust committed to us by the fuse. to minister to God's glory, of the late General Convențion, and now solicit your ability which God giveth, and share with benefactions for the carrying of their design one another the honour of setting forth into effect. that glory in the character and labours of

We refer, for a developement of the views a ministry rightly instructed into the society,

to be appended to this report ; from

of the Convention, to the constitution of the Kingdom of heaven" -thoroughly furnished

which it will appear, 'that there are the two for their work, and so qualified to assert objects of Domestic and Foreign Missions. and maintain the truth as it is in Jesus, as Had no other iban the former been attempt. to teach the wisest and the greatest ed, there would have been a wide range for the among whom it is their lot to serve their display of zeal and of endeavour. liis probaMaster, to reverence his name, and seek bly known to those who will be the readers of the salvation that is in him? Can they be this address, that there was a time, within the so unmindful of the interests of the memory of many living, when, in consequence young, as to feel no anxiety; that they curring with the

vant of the means de continu

of the troubles of the Revolutionary, War; conshould have a character of Christian mi. nistry before them, calculated, as they ad. greater number of our congregations were

ing the ministry among ourselves, the far wance into maturity, to inspire them with destitute of pastors; and, indeed, in a state an the reverence necessary to win or constrain proaching to annihilation. Althougli, under

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