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burgh; once at a private house in the sionary Fund, beg leave to make the same neighbourhood; once in the con- following report to the Convention :gregation of St. Andrew's, Amwell; That, as was stated in their last and two Sundays in Christ Church, communication to this house, they, New-Brunswick, in the absence of the through their President, engaged the Bishop.
Rev. Clarkson Dunn to perform the The Rev. Mr. Carter reported, that duties of a Missionary, for one year, to he had, by appointment, officiated one the vacant churches in Sussex county, Sunday in Christ Church, New-Bruns- and in other parts of the diocess; and, wick, in the absence of the Bishop. as a means of his support, they agreed
The Rev. Mr. Morehouse reported, to allow him from the fund such a sum that he had, according to appointment, as, in connexion with what he might officiated one Sunday in St. Mary's, receive from the churches in Sussex, Colestown; that he nad also preached and elsewhere, would amount to $ 400. one Sunday in Christ Chapel, Belle Mr. Dunn has faithfully, and, as they ville, and, on a week day, it St. Peter's cannot doubt, usefully fulfilled his enChurch, Berkeley.
gagements and has drawn from the fund, The Rev. Mr. Douglass reported, in full discharge of the contract, $ 175. that, according to the directions of the In his report to the Bishop, ex officio Bishop, he had preached twice on Sun- President of the Board, it appears that days in St. Mary's Church, Colestown, he has, in the execution of the trust and baptized four children. That he committed to him, performed divine had also preached twice at Haddon- service, and preached in the congrega. field; twice, on Sundays, at Glassbo- tion of Christ Church, Newton, on rough; and very frequently at St. Ste- every second Sunday during the year phen's Church, Mullica-Hill.
-in the summer two services, and in The Rev. Mr. Cadle reported, that the winter one--that, in St. James's he had, agreeably to appointment, offi- Church, Knowlton, he has, in like manciated on a Sunday in Christ Church, ner, officiated every fourth Sunday durNew-Brunswick, in the absence of the ing the same time, and that for the Bishop; that he had also set out to ful- latter six months, he officiated every fil his appointment to preach at St. fourth Sunday in St. Thomas's Church, Mary's Church, Colestown; but was Alexandria, by special contract. That Sept for to attend a funeral in his con- he has also performed divine service, gregation at Salem; that, in addition and preached on one Sunday at St. to his appointments, he preached twice James's, Piscataway, and at Trinity, on a week day at Mullica-Hill.
Woodbridge; two Sundays in St. Pe
ter's Church, Spotswood, and St. PeThe Bishop gave information to the ter's, Freehold; one Sunday in the Convention, that the Right Rev. Dr. congregation at Paterson, and at Christ Kemp, Bishop of the Protestant Epis- Chapel, Belleville; one Sunday at St. copal Church in Maryland, had com- Thomas's Church, Glassborough, St. municated to him, that in consequence Stephen's, Mullica-Hill, and St. Peter's, of a formal renunciation of the autho- Berkeley; and one Sunday at St. rity of the Church of Maryland, by the Thomas's Church, Alexandria, and in Rev. Alfred H. Dashiel, a Deacon in the congregation of St. Andrew's, Amthat Church ; and for his submitting to well. He reports also, that the collecordination, by his father, George Da- tions for the Missionary Fund, during shiel, a degraded Presbyter, formerly of his mission, amount to $ 24 85 cents. that Church, he had pronounced the It is with great satisfaction the Board said Alfred H. Dashiel displaced from reflect on the happy issue of this mis his grade in the ministry of the Church. sion, which has terminated in the con
tinuance of Mr. Dunn in the churches The following is an Appendix to the at Newton and Knowlton, and also, for Journal of the above Convention :- the present, at Alexandria, as their re
The Board of Directors, to whom is gular minister-churches, which for confided the appropriation of the Mis years had scarcely an existence.
Much credit is due to that gentleman dren. The school consisting chiefly of for the prudence, zeal, and fidelity with these, its exercises were suspended at which he has conducted the mission, the beginning of Lent, in order to the and recommended himself to the people catechising, as usual at this season, by of those churches, by whom he is spoken the ministers of the church. The reof with great affection and respect. commencement of the Sunday school
The Board have the satisfaction to exercises has been unavoidably delaystate, that another Missionary, the gen- ed; but will soon take place, it is tleman who is this day to be ordained, * hoped, vith at least as much zeal as has will shortly commence his labours. hitherto marked the conduct of the Signed by order of the Board, teachers.
JOHN CROES, President. The following are the Reports of the Mount-Holly, August 23d, 1821. Superintendants of the schools con
nected with the congregations of St. From the account current of the Philip's and St. Paul's :Treasurer of the Convention, it ap- To the President and other Officers of pears that his receipts during the past the Protestant Episcopal Sunday year were $ 359 98 cents, there being School Society a balance in his hands, from the former year, of $ 300 53 cents; and the ex
The Report of the Superintendant of penses $ 370 50 cents, leaving a pre
the School in St. Philip's Church, sent balance of $289 93 cents. It RESPECTFULLY SHEWETH, farther appears from his report,
that That the school, wlich was comthe Missionary Fund amounts to menced somewhat more than a year $ 3,074 24 cents, and the Episcopal since, has, under the blessing of divine Fund to $ 1,348 59 cents.
Providence, continued to prosper, and The List of Clergy of the Diocess we trust for its permanence to the same contains the names of the Bishop, ten favour which smiled on its origin and Presbyters, and three Deacons.
progress thus far.
That the school does not consist of First Annual Report of the Board of ascribed in a great measure to the want
a greater number of children, is to be Managers of the Charleston Pro- of teachers. Could we have obtained testant Episcopal Sunday School Society.
as many as we desired, it would not
have been difficult to have extended our The Board of Managers of the list to two hundred-but the want of Charleston Protestant Episcopal Sun- instructors has prevented our making day School Society, are happy to many or great exertions to swell our avail themselves of the opportunity numbers. For this reason, also, wc afforded, by the return of their anni
have been compelled to witness the deversary, to report to the Society the parture of many of our scholars, froni state of the schools under its patronage. time to time, without an effort to reThis opportunity would have been at- claim them; because their places have tended with greater satisfaction if they been so readily supplied by others, as had been able to state the equally hap- to furnish ample employment to our py success of this charity at each of the teachers. churches in the city. But they regret It has been our misfortune, within that (owing chiefly to the want of ac- two or three months past, to be de. commodations for them during divine prived, from various causes, of four service) the exertions used to bring the principal and two assistant teachers, poor into the Sunday school, instituted and until we can procure others, we at St. Michael's Church, have not been shall be satisfied if the school can be successful. The congregation have, preserved in its present state. We have however, appeared sensible of the be- now nine instructors for the sections of nefits derived from it to their own chile the first class--and three for those of
The Rev. John M. Ward. See p. 320 the fourth. The number of scholars of our last volume, Edir. C.).
belonging to the first class is seventyVOL. VI.
three, to the second thirty-three, to the To the President and other Officers of fourth thirty-in all, one hundred and the Protestant Episcopal Sunday thirty-six.
, the children were distributed into four The Report of the Superintendant of
the School in St. Paul's Church, classes; but experience has satisfied us that the third may be judiciously dis
Radcliffeborough. pensed with—as we have very rarely The Superintendant of the Sunday had occasion for it. Finding that some school attached to the congregation of of the children had gone twice through St. Paul's Church, would respectfully the Explanation of the Catechism, report, that during the greater part of printed by the Protestant Episcopal the year past, the school experienced Society, and also through the Cate considerable depression from the unchism, published some time since by fortunate circumstances in which, for a the Rev. Frederick Dalcho, it has been time, the church was placed. Since deemed expedient to form a superior the entrance of their present rector on class, in wbich other studies, suited to the duties of his office it has assumed a their proficiency, might be performed. flourishing aspect. Many members of It is accordingly our intention to begin the congregation have evinced an anxiwith Porteus's Evidences, and Stan- ous solicitude for its welfare and seley's Faith and Practice of a Church veral new teachers of acknowledged
piety and zeal have engaged in this inWe have availed ourselves, from teresting charity. From the present time to time, of the bounty of the So- state of the school, the character of the ciety, by drawing on the fund set apart teachers, and their persevering labours, for clothing poor children Much good the pleasing hope is indulged that it has certainly been done in this way, will, through the blessing of him, and, as long as the means are placed “without whom nothing is strong within our reach, we shall not suffer nothing is holy;" continue to flourishi them to be idle. It is, indeed, a pecu- and be instrumental in rescuing many liar satisfaction, that a considerable from the base bondage of sin, to the number of our scholars has always be- glorious liberty of the sons of God. To longed to the humbler walks of life. obtain a consummation so desirable, Very few, comparatively, are the chil- the frequent and fervent prayers of the dren of the rich.
members of the Church are earnestly Attached to the white school, is also solicited. one for coloured children, in which The school consists of sixty-five there are about one hundred scholars. children and eight teachers; six ladies This has been established and kept to- and two gentlemen. The Bible, Prayer gether by the very active exertions of Book, Explanation of the Church Ca. Dr. Gadsden, and of some teachers techism, and a System of Catechetical whom he has interested in its prospe- Instruction, by the Rev. Dr. Dalcho, rity. May it still flourish, and may are the books used. During the time true wisdom induce our rulers rather allotted to recitation, due care is taken, to patronize than to discourage or pro- in humble dependence on the divine hibit such institutions.
blessing, to excite, by suitable remarks, Seeing how little has been done, and religious affections in the minds of the that so imperfectly-how much re- children. And immediately before mains to be done, and that of such their dismission, one of Waldo's or magnitude, we deeply and humbly feel Brooke's Admonitions* is read to them. that we are at best but unprofitable ser- The Superintendant would respectvants. But our trust is in him who is fully suggest to the Board the propriety the giver of every good and perfect gift. of adopting suitable measures to obtain THOMAS S. GRIMKE,
This little volume, published in EngSuperintendant of the Sunday land by the Society for the Promotion of
School in St. Philip's Church. Christian Knowledge, will be shortly reCharleston, 28th May, 1821.
published in this country.
Bibles, or Testaments, and Prayer in its bosom, it would seem, by divine Books, for the use of some of the scho- Providence, for the special purpose of lars; also of recommending, in the ge. its extension. Ignorance of our Liturneral report, to the members of the gy, it is well known, has been a great church to visit the schools frequently, obstacle to the increase of our Church. whereby their welfare would be greatly By the institution of Sunday schools promoted, and the children encouraged this obstacle has been removed, and, to persevere in the good path on which by their effects, we anticipate the pethey have entered.
riod, when the uncultivated wilds of In concluding his report, the Super ignorance, fanaticism, and error, which intendant cannot but express his thank- now deface the Kingdom of Christ, fulness to the Most High, for having will be planted with the seeds of divine graciously smiled on the institution, and truth. his obligations to the reverend Rector The Board of Managers cannot find for his advice and co-operation ; to the terms to express the high sense they enladies and gentlemen kindly associated tertain of the valuable services of the with himself in this labour of love, and teachers, and especially of the superinto those members of the church who tendants in these establishments. Their occasionally visited the school. noble and persevering exertions have,
EBENEZER THAYER, jun. however, a reward, to which our praises Superintendant of the Sunday School could add nothing. They enjoy the attached to the Congregation of St. satisfaction of contributing to the en
Paul's Church, Radcliffeborough, largement of the borders of our Church, Charleston, 28th May, 1821.
of iroproving the moral and religious
character of the rising generation, and From these reports it appears that of rearing up candidates for a happy there are in the schools in operation immortality, about 300 learners, which, added to From what has been witnessed in those of St. Michael's, will make an the department for the religious inaggregate of about 375. The good struction of our domestics, we cannot proposed by these institutions, we are but recommend it to your particular sorry to observe, is confined to limits attention. They are moral and acfar short of what we could wish for the countable creatures like ourselves, and; want of teachers, and that of seats for as dependent on us, have an especial the poor in St. Michael's and St. Phim claim to our aŭtention and instruction lip's during the hours of public worship. in the doctrines of the Gospel, But, when their value and importance We cannot refrain from repeating are sufficiently understood and appre- the wish, expressed by the Superinciated, we trust that the members of our tendant of St. Paul's, that the members communion will make effectual exer- of the Society, and of the respective tions to obviate these difficulties, and be Episcopal congregations in the city, animated by a zeal and liberality, in would accasionally visit the schools. their support, proportioned to the good Their friendly and judicious inspection that may be safely anticipated from would, we have no doubt, strengthen them. The grand object of our Sunday the hands, and animate the zeal of the schools is religious instruction imparted teachers. under the authority and direction of the The following is the report from the Church. In this view, the system, Committee to whom the Treasurer's when properly conducted, is fraught accounts were referred: with inestimable benefit, not only to To the President and other Officers of the Church, but to society in general. the Protestant Episcopal Sunday It iays the foundation for attainments School Society which are eminently calculated to make
The Committee to schoon the Treasurer's the young useful and happy in this life,
Accounts were referred, and blessed for ever in the life to come. And to the Church it is a most power. RESPECTFULLY REPORT, ful handmaid, originated and reared up That they have examined the same
and find them satisfactory and correct. and respectfully solicit the further paThat the balance due on the former tronage of the Society. year's account was $21 89 cents, and By order of the Board of Managers. the amount received during the present
EBENEZER THAYER, jun. year, up to the 29th ult. $ 109 817
Secretary and Treasurer. cents. That the amount expended Charleston, Whitsun-Tuesday, during the present year is $ 94 68% June 12th, 1821. cents, of which $ 41 86 cents were for clothing furnished poor children, and Extract from the Minutes of the First $ 29 12 cents for premiums; the re- Anniversary Meeting of the Society, sidue having been laid out in miscellane- held in St. Michael's Church, on ous items, and that the balance now in Whitsun-T'uesday, the 23d of May, the Treasurer's hands is $ 37 14 cents. 1820. Your Committee further report, that,
“Resolved, That the ladies of the after the dissolution of the former Pro
Protestant Episcopal Church be retestant Episcopal Sunday school in this city, it was resolved by those who had spectfully invited to become members charge of its funds, to transfer the Stock aid towards the instruction of the chil
of the Society, and to contribute their to our Society, as suitable guardians of dren in the Sunday schools." such means of usefulness. The Rev. Frederick Dalcho did, accordingly, on ihe 23d of January last, transfer to Mr. Extract
from the Minutes of the First
Meeting of the Board of Managers, E. Thayer, jun. our Treasurer, Four Shares in the Bank of South-Carolina,
held in St. Philip's Church, on Monnow valued at $ 240 ; Two Shares in
day afternoon, 18th June, 1821. the Union, valued at $ 120; and Five « The Rev. Frederick Dalcho, M.D. Shares in the Planters' and Mechanics? the Rev. Milward Pogson, and Thomas Bank, valued at $ 150. Your Com- W. Bacot, Esq. were appointed the inittee further report, that an attempt Quarterly Cominittee. has been made, during the last year, “ Resolved, that the Superintendto establish a Library for the use ants of the different Sunday schools be of the children attached to the Sun- empowered to procure suitable clothday schools, but that although suitable ing for the children of those persons advertisements were published in all whose circumstances will not permit of the papers of the city, for some time, their furnishing them with it, but who, requesting donations of books, very few at the same time, are desirous that their have been received. It is, therefore, offspring should attend at the schoolson submitted, whether it be not adviseable the Lord's day, and be trained up in to notice the subject in the annual re- the ways of godliness and religion. ” port. There are $10 worth of books on hand belonging to the Society.
Officers for 1821-22.
The Right Rev. Nathaniel Bowen, Charleston, 1st June, 1821.
D.D. (ex officio President; the Rev.
Christopher E. Gadsden, D.D. (ex We trust that the attention of the So- Christian Hanckell, (ex officio). 2d
officio) 1st Vice-President; the Rev. ciety will be directed to the establish- Vice-President ; Ebenezer Thayer, jun. ment of a Library for the use of the schools. The contribution of only one
Secretary and Treasurer. book from each member would form a
Board of Managers. respectable stock.
The Rev. Frederick Dalcho, M. D. In concluding this report, the Board and the Rev. Allston Gibbes, (ex offiof Managers congratulate the Society cio) the Rev. MilwardPogson, Thomas on what has been accomplished. They W. Bacot, Daniel Huger, Thomas S. desire also to acknowledge, with deep Grimke, Samuel Henwood, Lawrence gratitude, the Divine goodness in the E. Dawson, John W. Mitchell, and success which has attended the schools, James S. Johnson.