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Twenty-nine churches have been built, and one-third of that number have been well nigh rebuilt. Nine parsonage houses have been added. The revival and increase thus noted, I ascribe, under God, to the influence, direct and indirect, of the undertaking for Christian Education, in which I have, for eleven years, been engaged. And, under God, I rely for the continuance of this revival, and the extension of this increase, on the two institutions now in successful operation at Burlington.

Western New York. The Convention of this Diocese met at Geneva, August 16th. With the exception of the elections of standing committee and deputies to the General Convention, the affairs of Geneva College constituted the main business of the convention. The action of the convention, under God, has decided the hitherto apparently doubtful fortunes of the College. Various suggestions of the committee respecting the interest of the Diocese in this Institution were adopted by the convention in the form of resolutions, and a subscription towards tilling up the endowment of the Hobart Professorship was made, which amounted to near $1350. When a similar sum shall be obtained, the subscription of $15,000 requisite to secure the grant of $15,000 more from the Society for the Promotion of Religion and Reading, in New York, will be completed, and the College will at once receive an addition to its funds of $30,000. We can not doubt the few hundred of dollars now required will be speedily obtained.

Standing Committee. Rev. Messrs. J. C. Rudd, D. D., Benjamin Hale, D. D., William Shelton, D. D., John Henry Hobart. Messrs. James Rees, W. C. Pierrepont, T. D. Burrall, David Hudson.

Deputies to the General Convention. Rev. Messrs. P. A. Proal, D. D., H. Gregory, D. D., Edward Ingersoll, J. V. Van Ingen, D. D. Messrs. W. C. Pierrepont, Horatio Seymour, George B. Webster, C. H. Carroll.

EDUCATIONAL. Kenyon College. Ohio. The Commencement Exercises were held in Rosse Chapel

, on Wednesday, the 2d day of August. The degree of A. B. was conferred on the following young gentlemen, who have completed the College course:-J. D. Ebersole, A. B. Gray, J. Lindly, W. J. Scott, Martin Andrews, J. W. F. Foster Wm. G. LeDuc, s. J. Patrick, W. K. Rogers, C.S. Doolittle, and D. Turpie.

The degree of A. M. was conferred in course on H. N. Bishop, Jacob A. Camp, C. H. Cooley, T. S. Goodwin, John A. Little, L. W. Pettibone, Joseph Muenscher, and the honorary degree of A. M. on E. H. Davis, M. D.

Trinity College, (Ct.) Commencement. The Commencement of this University was held on Thursday, Aug. 4th. President Totten having resigned the Presidency of the College, a vote was passed by the Corporation, requesting him to sit for his portrait, to be placed in the Library with those of the former Presidents and benefactors of the College. When the resignation became known in Convocation, votes were passed expressive of respect; and a communication of similar import was addressed to him by those members who had been graduated during his incumbency. The Rev. John Williams, D.D., of Schenectady, was then unanimously chosen President. The commencement exercises were of a high character. The Degree of A. B. was conferred upon all the members of the graduating class-fourteen in all.

The degree of A. M. was conferred in course upon the following members of Trinity College, being Bachelors of Arts of at least three years standing:

Lewis Fenn Wadsworth, Samuel J. Clark, John A. Paddock, Alexander Capron, Noble Palmer, Pearl S. Cossitt, Sam'l Flower, William F. Taylor, and Mr. James Rankine of Union College. Rev. Wm. White Bronson, A. M., of University of Pennsylvania ; Rev. Peter S. Chauncey, A. M., of Columbia College; Rev. Samuel Fuller, A. M., of Union College ; Rev. Thomas C. Pitkin, A. M., of Yale College ; Rev. Henry W. Adams, A. M., of Wesleyan University, were admitted ad eundem gradum. The honorary degree of A. M. was conferred on the Rev. Samuel Chase, and on John A. Merrick, Esq.

The Honorary Degree of D. D. was conferred on the Rt. Rev. David Low, Bishop of Ross and Moray, (Scotland ;) on the Rt. Rev. Alexander Ewing, Bishop of Argyle and the Isles, (Scotland ;) and on the Rev. Thomas Atkinson, Rector of St. Peter's, Baltimore.

Geneva College. The Commencement of this Institution was held August 2d. The degree of A. B. was conferred upon the following members of the graduating clsss :

Oliver Whitney Belden, Rochester ; Edwy Noble Cruttenden, Oxford; James Hiram Fisher, Buffalo; John Clark Gear, Galena, Ill. ; Benjamin Hale, Jr., Geneva; William Henry Hyde, Oxford ; Augustus Mortimer Leach, Lyons; Carlton Peters Maples, Pike; Robert Parke, Geneva; Clarance Armstrong Seward, Auburn; Theodore Sterling, Geneva ; Lawrence Sterne Stevens, Camden ; Francis Granger Young, Geneva ; Albert Wond, Camden.

The degree of M. A. in course, was conferred upon Calvin Huson, Jr., William Talmage McDonald, and William Edwards Woodruff.

The honorary degree of M. A. upon the Rev. Orlando Fales Starkey, Rev. Timothy F. Wardwell, Rev. Wm. H. Goodwin, and Wm. H. Bogart, Esq.

The degree of D. D. was conferred upon the Rt. Rev. David Low, Bishop of Ross and Moray, (Scotland,) the Rev. Smyth Pyne, Washington, D. C., the Rev. Sherlock

A. Bronson, President of Kenyon College, and the Rev. James A. Bolles, Batavia.

During the past year, the Vestry of Trinity Church in New York, has endowed this College with an annuity of $6000, from May 1, 1866: the Hobart Professorship fund has made considerable progress towards completion, with the prospect of its being speedily filled up; and the State has relieved its present necessities by a grant of $3000 for two years.

General Theological Seminary. The examination of the students in this Institution commenced on Monday, June 26th, and was continued Tuesday and Wednesday-conducted by Professors Turner, Wilson, Moore, Ogilby, and Haight, in their respective departments, in the presence of a Committee of the Board of Trustees, consisting of the Rev. Dr. Mead, of Connecticut, the Rev. Messrs, Atkinson, of Maryland, Watson, of Connecticut, Williams of New Jersey, and Odenheimer, of Pennsylvania. The examination was thorough, and the students generally acquitted themselves creditably. The Commencement was celebrated on Friday. After Morning Prayer and an earnest and impressive Charge from Bishop DeLancey, the following gentlemen received the Diploma of the Seminary :

R. Ralston Cox, A. M., Pennsylvania ; T. Stafford Drowne, A. B., New York; Theodore A. Eaton, New York; James F. LeBaron, New York; Andrew Mackie, Jr., A. B., New Jersey; Josiah Phelps, Indiana ; Sylvanus Reed, Western New York; Horace Hall Reid, A. M., New York; Robert C. Rogers, A. B., Connecticut; Rufus D. Stearns, A. B., Western New York.


Died on Sunday, July 9th, at 10 o'clock, P. M., the Rev. SAMUEL SEYMORE LEWIS, D. D., for eleven years Rector of Christ Church in Mobile. Endowed by nature with a good mind, he had spared no pains to cultivate and develop its powers. Improving diligently his opportunities at Trinity College-at which he was graduated—and at the General Seminary of the Charch, he entered the ministry with a warm heart-and well stored mind, unreservedly consecrated to its holy duties.

His first charge was Christ Church, Tuscaloosa. After a useful ministry of nearly three years, he removed to Mobile, and became assistant minister of Christ Church. Soon after, the Rector resigning, he was chosen to succeed him, and entered upon the duties of his office. The prospects of the Church in Mobile were then, for peculiar reasons, very discouraging. Dr. L. felt the difficulty of his position, and set himself to accomplish all that man might as God's instrument. He gave himself wholly to the work, and very soon his profiting began to appear unto all.

He found a congregation not numbering over one hundred persons, worshiping in a small frame building; he left one of the largest in the southern country, worshiping in a commodious Church, which is an ornament to the city. He found a little band of ten or fifteen faithful communicants ; in five years the number reached two hundred, and very soon his people acquired a reputation for good • works and general benevolence, which extends through the length and breadth of the land.

For many years previous to his death, Dr. L. had becn a sufferer from a dis. ease, whose consuming power is rarely staid. Long did he continue to do full duty, when a less devoted spirit than he would have thought it impossible to ascend the pulpit. But about two years ago, with a sad heart, he relinquished his Parish, and journeyed north, to seek relaxation and medical advice. Finding all efforts to restore his health unavailing, he rejurned to Mobile last winter, as he said, to die among his people, and lay his mortal remains beneath the chancel of his beloved Church.

For three months he was entirely confined to his bed or chair, and exhibited, without the slightest intermission, the meekness and humble submission of the most perfect Christian. He often said his only desire was, that God would keep him here till he was prepared for heaven. As his end approached, his faith grew stronger, and his views of religious truth clearer. A cloud seemed never to interpose between him and the Sun of righteousness, but he appeared always assured that He in whom he had trusted in life, would be his rod and staff through the dark valley, and his portion in the eternal world. Indeed, death was to him completely disarmed of its terrors. He regarded it as the messenger by whom he was to be called home.

At New Milford, on the 2d of August, Rev. Cyrus MONSON, Rector of St. John's Church in that place. We have received no particulars of his life and death, which we hope to do for the next number.

At Westville (New Haven) on the 5th inst., Mr John H. JACOCKS, aged 70. His remains were brought to New Haven for interment, and the funeral solemnities performed in Trinity Church, and at the place of burial, attended by a large circle of descendants, relatives and friends.

Mr Jacocks was a native of North Carolina, having descended from one of the oldest and most respectable families of that State. But having received his educa tion in Yale College, he formed an early attachment, and settled in New Haven, and soon became identified with the religious and political concerns of Connecticut, still however, retaining an unabated love for his native State. He was for many years, actively engaged in mercantile pursuits; and although he shared in the pecuniary misfortunes of trade at that period, his character for strict integrity was always maintained and acknowledged. He took a zealous and active part in the political movements of his day, and his contributions, under the signature of Toleration, led to the organization of the “ Toleration party,” which gained a tri. umphant ascendency, and produced a good and permanent change in the civil and religious aspects and relations of the State.

He died as for many years he had lived, in communion with the Church : and the participation of the sacrament of the body and blood of Christ, was among the last acts of his life. His end was peaceful and tranquil, and full of consolation to his numerous friends.



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CONSECRATION. The Rev. James Wilson, D. D., was recently consecrated Bishop of the united Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, vacated by the death of the late incumbent, Bishop Kyle. The services were held in the Cathedral Church of St. Patrick, Dublin ; and the officiating Prelates were the Archbishop of Dublin, the Bishop of Heath, and the Bishop of Ossory, Leighlin, and Ferns. The Sermon was by Rev. C. R. Elrington, D. D., Professor of Divinity in the University of Dublin.

ENGLISH CHURCH. ORDINATIONS. The following is a summary of the Trinity Sunday Or. dinations : Canterbury, Deacons 11, Priests 6; York, Deacons 13, Priests 13; London, Deacons 19, Priests 9; Bath and Wells, Deacons 6, Priests 6; Chichester, Deacons 5, Priests 8; Ely, Deacons 5, Priests 12; Exeter, Deacons 13, Priests 17; Gloucester and Bristol, Deacons 4, Priests 9 ; Hereford, Deacons 6, Priests 8; Lichfield, Deacons 26, Priests 21 ; Lincoln, Deacons 3, Priests 3 ; Manchester, Deacons 11, Priests 11; Oxford, Deacons 19, Priests 18; Peterborough, Deacons 6, Priests 11 ; Ripon, Deacons 13, Priests 6; Rochester, Deacons 8, Priests 11 ; St. David's, Deacons 6, Priests 2; Worcester, Deacons 25, Priests 15. total, Deacons 199, Priests 185. Of these were of Cambridge, Deacons 86, Priests 76; of Oxford, Deacons 60, Priests 84; of Durham, Deacons 7, Priests 2; of London, Deacons 5 ; of St. Bees, Deacons 17, Priests 8; of Lampter, Deacons 3; of Dublin, Deacons 10, Priests 10; of the Church Missionary College, Islington, Deacons 2 ; literate persons, Deacons 9, Priests 5.

ST. AUGUSTIN's COLLEGE, CANTERBURY. This Missionary College grew out of the fact, that all attempts to engraft a Missionary scheme upon the ecclesiastical polity have failed, that the Schools and Colleges in England are inadequate to supply the existing want of Clergy at home; besides the Universities at Oxford and Cambridge are too expensive, and are adapted too exclusively to other objects, to answer the purpose of training up Missionaries for the extensive Colonies of England and the heathen world. Private munificence has at last effected what has been so long and hopelessly demanded.

The Archbishops and Bishops of the English Church have given their sanction to the foundation of this College. The site pitched upon is remarkable, being in the metropolitical city of Canterbury, and on the site of the old Priory of St. Augustine. This site for the monastery is said to have been assigned to Augustine by Ethelbert, King of Kent, in A. D. 605, which was dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul the Apostles, and was under the Benedictine rule. The revenues of this Monastery were once great; its territory in lands in the reign of Richard II, being 11,682 acres; and at its suppression by Henry VIII, in A. D. 1539, its revenues exceeded £1,400. Henry, Edward VI, Elizabeth, and Charles I, had royal apartments within the walls, and the desecration finally was such, that it was occupied as a common tavern and appropriated to all kinds of unhallowed uses, so that the profane song and the oath of the drunkard were heard in what was once the house of prayer.

The front of the Monastic building, which also forms the front of the Missionary College, looks westward, and is about 250 feet in length; at either VOL. 1.-NO. III.


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end of which were two striking gateways, both still remaining. The northern is said to have been built in A. D. 1287, and is in the ricbest and best style of the period. The new college is built in the style of the 14th century, and harmonizes admirably with the fine old gateway which has been incorporated with it, and now forms the grand entrance. The walls all round are faced with square flint and rag stone, which, contrasted with the red tiled roofing and the quaint Gothic forms of the stone-inasonry where it intervenes, has a singular but very pleasing effect. The library has å fine pitched roof, and is lighted on each side by six windows, and at the end by a large one with stained glass. Some progress has already been made in the collection of books; the bulk of Bishop Horne's library, with other similar benefactions, has been bestowed upon the institution.

The Constitution of the College is that of a Warden and Fellows, to be under the appointment of the iwo Archbishops and some of the Bishops. Bishop Coleridge, formerly Diocesan of Barbadoes, has been appointed first Warden, Mr. Pearson has been nominated sub-Warden, and one of the vacant Fellowships has been bestowed upon Mr. Moore. The college will receive its first students in about two months, and has present accommodations for about fifty, the annual expense to each not exceeding £35, or about $160.

The consecration of the new college of St. Augustine took place on Thursday afternoon, June 29th. There were present the Archbishop of Canterbury, Earl Powis, Earl Nelson, the Earl of Marsh, Mr. Justice Coleridge, Mr. Justice Patteson, Mr. Baron Alderson, the Bishop of London, the Bishop of Lichfield, the Bishop of Oxford, the Bishop of Fredericton, the Bishop of Brechin, (Scotland,) Bishop Coleridge, and upwards of one thousand Clergy

The service in the Cathedral commenced at twelve o'clock. The sermon was preached by his Grace, the Archbishop of Canterbury, from Eph. iii, 10. · At the close of the Cathedral Service, the College was in. spected by the company, and a luncheon was provided for the guests. The company separated shortly before 6 o'clock,

The individual, whose munificence has thus given a new aspect to the hopes of the Church, is Mr. Beresford Hope, M. P., for Maidstone, who purchased the site and buildings of the old monastery and abbey, in 1844, and has erected the new structure, at a cost of from £30,000 to £40,000. The Institution has now received the authority and sanction of the whole Church, and will, we trust, fulfill a lofty mission of usefulness.

May God put it into the hearts of some of those in the American Church, to whom He has given immense wealth, to plant and endow Missionary Colleges in our own land.

ENGLISH CHURCH MISSIONS. We herewith present a tolerably complete abstract of the doings of the two great Missionary Societies of the English Church, together with the organization of said Societies. Hereafter we shall give more minute details of the condition of the Missions in the various fields, many of which are full of promise. The following Abstracts have been arranged with great care from the Annual Reports of the Societies, and may be relied upon as authentic.

SOCIETY FOR THE PROPAGATION OF THE GOSPEL IN FOREIGN PARTS. We have before us, the Report of the above Venerable Society, for the year 1847, as also the sermon preached in St. Paul's Cathedral, at the one hundred and forty-sixth Anniversary Meeting of said Society, by the Rt. Rev. Henry, Lord Bishop of Worcester. From this Report, we glean the following facts respecting said Society, and its present condition and operations.

The Society was “ Incorporated by Royal Charter in the year 1701, for

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