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tention will be paid to this subject, notject was fully discussed; and measures only in this state, but throughout the were adopted to provide means to enwhole Union.
able the Society to go into operation. The following gentlemen were no- Subscriptions were opened, from which minated and chosen the standing com a considerable sum has already been mittee for the ensuing year :--Clergy– obtained; and niore it is expected will the Rev. John S. J. Gardiner, D.D. be received. The sum of $565 -has the Rev. Samuel F. Jarvis, D. D. the been subscribed in this town, to be paid Rev. Isaac Boyle. Laity--G. Brinley, annually, and more than $300 have S. Codman, and T. Clark, Esqs. been given in donations to the Society.
Delegates to the Diocesan Conven 6 At the same meeting, a committee tion:-Clergy-the Rev. Dr. Gardiner, was appointed to correspond with all the Rev. Mr. Morss, the Rev. Dr. Jar the Episcopal Churches in the comvis, the Rev. Mr. Boyle. Laity--D. A. monwealth, for the purpose of procurTyng, Stephen Codman, Joseph Head, ing the establishment of an auxiliary and William Woart, Esys.
society in each church. A circular has Delegates to the General Conven- accordingly been addressed to each tion :--Clergy--the Rev. Dr. Gardi- church, stating the objects of the sociener, the Rev. Dr. Jarvis, the Rev. Mr. ty, with a request for assistance. It is Eaton, the Rev. Mr. Morss. Laity-- not yet time to expect a full return Gardiner Greene, Joseph Head, Wil- from all the churches; but very encouliam Appleton, and George Sullivan, raging accounts have been received Esqs.
from several, of the exertions which are The standing committee were em- making in behalf of this Society. powered to fill vacancies in the above “ The objects of the Society are to asmentioned delegation to the General sist the destitute churches in our own Convention. The following representation re
.“ A statement of the situation of the Masspecting the Massachusetts Protestant
suchusetts Episcopal Missionary Society, and Episcopal Missionary Society, and Trustees of the Massachusetts Episcopal Trustees of the Bible, Prayer Book, and Prayer Book and Tract Society, Boston, June Tract Society, was read:--
Since the commencement of the presenti « To the Convention of the Protestant
year, about 70 sú bscribers have been
obtained, who have agreed to pay anEpiscopal Church in Massachusetts.
Donations have been received from indi6 The Directors of the Massachu Received from the scholars belonging to
vidu:ls, &c. setts Episcopal Missionary Society ask the Salem-street Sunday school, being leave respectfully to represent to the the fruits of a missionary box, kept in Convention, the objects, condition, and
said school prospects of this Society, and to solicit Received, through the exertions of a fe
male member of St. Paul's Church, their countenance and co-operation. profits arising from the sale of Bishop “ This Society was incorporated by Donations, which are pronised by two in,
Wilson's Treatise on the Sacrament an act of the Legislature, in 1815, by dividuals of this city, of one hundrrd the name of the Massachusetts Epis dollars cach copal Missionary Society, and Trus
Making the sam total $902 71 tees of the Massachusetts Episcopal Prayer Book and Tract Society. It “ A large proportion of this sum has been ala was soon after organized, and has since ready received by the treasurer, say between $ been continued in existence by an an
and 600 dollars, of which about 50 dollars has
been invested in Prayer Books. nual election of officers on Easter-Tues “It will be observed that all the above subday. But little else has been done until scriptions :00 donations have been obtained this the present year On the 4th of Februyeur, excepting about 25 lollav's included in the
donations from individuals,' &c. which was the ary last, a meeting of the friends of the vils of a coilection taken at Christ Church Church, called at the request of the So some years since. There is little doubt that ciety, was held in this town, at which, the Society will realize the sum of 1060 dollars
er more, before the close of ihe ear. ind at an adjourned meeting, the sub
B, HOWARD, Treasurer." Yol. VI
state, in providing themselves with the that the subscription which has been means of religion, and, as we shall be begun in this town will prove but the able, to extend the same assistance to commencement of a system of Chrisother destitute portions of our country, tian liberality, which shall extend and hereafter, if sufficient funds should through all our churches. be provided, to other countries. It is
For the Directors, also a prominent object, to provide
JOHNT. WINTHROP, Secretary. Prayer Books for the poor, either to be sold to them at a very low rate, or in Boston, June 17, 1822." some instances to be distributed gratuitously. The funds now in hand will en Whereupon, on motion of the Rev. able us to begin the prosecution of these Titus Strong, seconded by the Rev. Dr. objects, although on a very limited Jarvis, it was scale.
“ Resolved, as the sense of this Con“At the last annual meeting, in Eas vention, That the organization of a ter week, the by-laws of the Society missionary society, with a view to the were revised, and provision was made necessities of destitute parishes in our that each of the several objects of the own commonwealth, and in distant Society should receive their due share places, is an event of the greatest im of attention. The directors appointed portance to the welfare of the Church, a standing committee on the subject of and one which deserves, in the accom missions, and another for the purchase plishment of the object intended, the and distribution of Prayer Books and co-operation of all her members. tracts. The committee for Prayer “Therefore, voted, That it be recomBooks have procured a supply for im- mended to the Episcopal parishes in mediate use, and will probably be al. Massachusetts, to establish auxiliary ways prepared to furnish them as they societies, and to adopt all such means may be needed.
as their respective circumstances may • The committee for missions have warrant, for the purpose of giving connot as yet been able to do more in the stant and vigorous effeét to the exerprosecution of the design intrusted to tions which have been so happily comthem, than to collect some information menced by an association, whose la. as to the portions of our Church, which bours are to extend to the needy and stand in the most urgent need of aid forsaken, the bread of everlasting life. from the Society. They have been It was then moved by the Rev. Mr. prevented from doing more by the want Eaton, seconded by the Rev. Dr. Jarof clergymen to act as missionaries. vis, that the thanks of this Convention They do not find that there is a clergy- be, and they hereby are, returned to man of our Church in this diocess, who the Rev. Calvin Wolcott, for bis seris so disengaged as to permit his being mon preached this day before the Conemployed in the service of the Seciety. vention, and that
be a We trust, however, that this obstacle committee to request a copy to be inwill soon be removed, by an applica- serted in the Gospel Advocate. tion to the Bishops of some of the other On motion, to fill up the blank, the diocesses.
names of the Rev. Dr. Jarvis, and the “ Under these circumstances, the di- Rev. Mr. Eaton, were inserted. The rectors look with confidence to the Con- committee withdrew for a short time, vention for their support and assistance, and returned with their report, inforin. To build up the waste places of our ing the Convention, that the Rev. Mr. Church, and to extend the blessings of Wolcott would comply with their reour holy religion to those who are desti- quest. tute of its privileges, are objects so im The Rev. Isaac Boyle was appointed portant, that they cannot be regarded to preach, before the next annual Conwith indifference. We trust that what vention; after which it was adjourned we have done will meet with the ap- for one month, to meet at St. Peter's probation of the Convention, and that Church, Salem, the third Wednesday in they will concut with us in the hope, July,
Protestant Episcopal Theological York; William Jarvis, Connecticut; Seminary.
Samuel R. Johnson, New-York; Wil The Trustees of the Theological liam L. Johnson, New-York; Samuel School of the Protestant Episcopal Marks, Pennsylvania ; Henry M. MaChurch in the United States beld their son, Pennsylvania ; Matthew Matthews, annual meeting in the city of New-York, Pennsylvania; Sylvester Nash, Virgion the 23d day of July, 1822, The nia ; Thomas y Peck, New-York ; meeting consisted of Clerical and Lay William Potter, Massachusetts ; George Trustees from Massachusetts, Connec- M. Robinson, New-York; William ticut, New-York, and Pennsylvania. Shelton, Connecticut; Edward Tho
The venerable presiding Bishop of the mas, South Carolina; Henry J.WhiteChurch, Bishop White, of Pennsyl- house, New-York; and Joseph L. vania, favoured the meeting with his Yvonnet, New-York. On the 22d of presence and his counsels—Bishop March, Samuel G. Raymond, NewHobart, of New-York, and Bishop York, was admitted on the 22d of Croes, of New Jersey, also attended April, Joseph P. Verdries, PennsylBishop Brownell, of connecticut, had vania; Philip Gadsden, South-Caromade arrangements for attending, but lina; and William P. Coffin, Southwas prevented by indisposition. At the Carolina; and, on the 17th of June, meeting, an interesting communication Paul T. Keith, South-Carolina. was read from the Standing Committee
The students attended the Professor of the Church in South Carolina, af- of Pastoral Theology and Pulpit Elofording strong evidence of the lively quence* one day every week, from the and zealous interest of the Bishop, and
commencement of the session until the Clergy, and Laity, of that state in the month of June. The service of the success of the Seminary, to which they
Church was on these occasions perhave liberally contributed. The Trus- formed as a devotional exercise by the tees adopted Statutes for the
students in rotation, and two sermons,
governo inent of the institution, and attended and frequently more, were delivered by an examination of the students, who them, which, as well as the performance afforded evidence of very satisfactory of the service, were the subjects of the proficiency in the different branches of criticisms of the Professor. They also study, which they had pursued. An in
went through a short course of instrucferesting address was delivered in the tion on the qualifications and duties of presence of the Trustees, the Profess, the clerical office. ors, and the Students, by the presiding of the Interpretation of Scripture, re
The Professor of Biblical Learning and Bishop, which we shall publish in our next. A dissertation was read by one
ports, that he has attended two classes, of the students, and sermons publicly One of them, having studied with him, delivered by two of their number. The during the last term of the Seminary, following is the report of the Professors: while in New-Haven, the Epistles from
Romans to Colossians, inclusive, has, New York, July 22, 1822. during the present session, gone through The Professors of the General Theo- the remainder. As this class attended logical Seminary beg leave respectfully him but once a week, it has been found to report to the Trustees as follows: impracticableto review any but the Epis
At the commencement of the session, tle to the Hebrews. The other class aton the 13th of February, 1822, the tended twice a week, and, after carefully following students were admitted as reading the Gospel of St. Matthew, exmembers of the institution : Seth W. amined the Evangelists as an harmony, Beardsley, New-York; Augustus Con- the Greek of Archbishop Newcome bevers, New-York; Robert B. Croes, ing used as a text book, and the geneNew-Jersey; John Dick, New-York; ral principles of other harmonists being Edward K. Fowler, New-York; Tho- occasionally pointed out. Since the be. mas T. Groshon, New-York; Lemuel ginning of May, they have pursued the B. Hull, Connecticut; William L. Iry
* Right Rev. John ilenry Hobart, D.D. ing, New-York; Levi S. Ives, New t Rev. Samuel H. Turoci, D. D.
study of the historical books of the Old with Mosheim for the text book. It was Testament from Joshua to Esther, in- then thought adviseable to direct their clusive; but, as the variety of duties notice to the writings of the earlier fawhich engaged their attention made it thers, with the view of passing from impracticable for them to devote more them to the study of the Nature and than one day in the week to this pur Ministry of the Church, under the adsuit, it was impossible to attend to it vantage of the important light thrown with any minuteness. Lectures on sub-, on these subjects by that sound and jects connected with these studies were best rule for the interpretation of Scripoccasionally read by the Professor, and ture, the generally prevailing principles he believes that the most important and practice of the first Christians. questions of a critical nature arising out The various other claims upon the of them were topics of discussion. time of the students rendered impossi
The class attending the Professor of ble a critical study of the fathers in the Systematic Theology* began, shortly af- original languages. All, therefore, that ter the opening of the Seminary, to study could be done on this head, was, to reBishop Pearson's Exposition of the commend that exercise to them when Creed, and have proceeded as far as that opportunity shall be afforded. The gepart of the cvork, inclusively, which nerally accurate translations of Archtreats of the personality and divinity of bishop Wake, and of the Rev. William the Holy Ghost: comprising nearly five- Reeves, were inade subjects of particusixths of the whole. The class was at- lar examination, and those parts of tended three times a week generally, but them which had the most important considerable interruptions in their exer- bearing on the principles and practice cises has been occasioned by the state of the primitive Church, having been of the Professor's health. The course compared with the originals, such inacpursued by him has been to connect curacies as occasionally appeared were with the study of the Exposition of the pointed out. The notes and other obCreed, that of other works on some sub- servations of these translators, particujects which appeared to re uire a more larly applying the study of the fathers full examination than the Bishop's Ex- to the important topics connected with position contains. The class, accord- the first department of this professoringly, have studied nearly the whole of ship, were made the subject of particu. the following works :-Jones's Catho- lar notice and examination. lic Doctrine of the Trinity-Bishop The second class have been engaged Horsley's Tracts on Unitarianism in the History of the Church before the Dr. Magee on the Atonement-Bishop coming of Christ, and have recited that Hobart's Tract on the Descent into portion of the third part of Stackhouse's Hell, with Bishop Horsley's Sermon on Body of Divinity which relates to this the same subject; and West on the Re- şubject, and the first six books of Prisurrection, with several of Bishop deaux's Connexions. Horsley's Sermons on that subject. Each of the above classes has atOccasional references have likewise tended the Professor once in every been made to passages in other authors. week, and, for a short time, the second
With the Professor of the Nature, class has attended twice, Ministry, and Polity of the Christian
The Professor has devoted as much Church, and Ecclesiastical History,t of his time as his other avocations the students attended during the present would admit, to the recitations of the session in two classes. The first class, students from the above text books.having prosecuted in the Seminary, Where additional facts or illustrations while at New-Haven, the study of the have presented themselves to his mind, History of the Church before the com in the course of this exercise, he has ing of Christ, and for the three following 'endeavoured to improve the circumcenturies, have attended to the Ecclesi- stance, by a familiar and informal noastical History of the fourth century, tice of them. * Rev. Bird Wilson, D. D.
Upon the union of the General Se| Rev. Benjamin T. Ung'erdonk minary with that of New-York, those
stadents who had made some progress to liave an influence upon
the opinions in the Hebrew language, formed them- of our own country ; excepting only selves into two classes, who have at those objections and controversies of a tended the Professor of Hebrew and purely abstract and metaphysical chaGreek Literature,* since the commence racter, the consideration of which has ment of the session until the present time. been reserved for another part of the During the above period, the classes have severally read the first 17 Psalms, The Faculty beg leave further to reand the first 17 chapters of Isaiah; and, port, that, of the students above menbeside continual repetitions of distinct tioned, Messrs. Dick, Fowler, Groshon, parts of the same in the course of the Peck, Robinson, and Raymond, have recitations, they have nearly completed left the Seminary; also Messrs. Irving a general revision of the whole. The and Ives, in consequence of their expecclass that read Isaiah have attended the tations shortly to take orders, and Mr. Professor once a week from the com- Nash, in consequence of the illness of mencement of the session. The other his father. Messrs. Marks and Yvonclass, for some time, attended two re net are absent. citations in each week; but, in conse All which is respectfully submitted. quence of the numerous studies to be signed by order of the Faculty of the pursued, the faculty thought it expedi, Theological School, ent to diminish the number of recita
J. H. HOBART, President. tions one half. Several students who were not able to join either of the above classes, have separately attended Society for Promoting the Enlargethe Professor during the latter part of ment and Building of Churches and the session. In addition to the above Chapels. course of study, a part of each week The anniversary meeting of this sohas been devoted to such of the students ciety was held on the 20th day of May, as were desirous of having assistance in 1822, at the society's rooms, in Linreading the notes to Bishop Pearson's coln's Inn Fields ; present, the ArchbiExposition of the Creed.
shop of Canterbury in the chair; BiThe Professor of the Evidences of shop of London, Bishop of Chester, Revealed Religion and of the applica- Bishop of Llandaff, Lord Kenyon, tion of Moral Science to Theology,t re- Dean of Carlisle, Archdeacon of Camports, that since the last week of April, bridge, Archdeacon Watson, Archdeanearly all the students, except those of con Blomfield, the Rev. Dr. Shepherd, them who had already gone over the the Rev. Dr. Wordsworth, George same course during the last year in the Gipps, Esq. M. P.Joshua Watson, EstNew-York Seminary, have attended together with a large assembly of subhis instructions.
scribers to the institution. The text book used in this part of the course, was Paley's Evidences, in Report.-During the last year, the which the class was regularly examined. aid of the society has been applied for In going over this work, it was endea- in 68 cases, several of which are still voured to give such an enlargement of under consideration. Fifty-four grants Paley's argument by extemporary in- have been made, and, by this assistance, struction, reference to other authors, church room has been provided for and, where the subject appeared to de- 16,891 persons; and this increased acmand it, by written lectures or disserta- commodation furnishes 12,764 free and Lions, as to present a general view of the unappropriated sittings, about threehistorical and internal evidences of fourths of the whole number. The Christianity, of the popular objections grants made by the society to promote of infidelity and their refutation, and this object, have amounted to £13,551. of the history of controversies on that
Statement of Contributions.--Donasubject, especially so far as they seemed tions, £60,321 168. 10d. Annual Sub* Mr. Clement C. Moore.
scriptions, £626 10s. † Mr. Gulinu C. Verplanck
The committee have especial plea