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Committee,and by any of the managers: Subscriptions will be received by the
Officers for the present year. bert Hyslop, George Sinclair, Charles Directresses.-Mrs. Underhill, Mrs. W. Sandford.
Beers, Mrs. Wheaton.
Managers.--Mrs. Berrian, Mrs. Constitution of the Female Missionary Mrs. Pray, Mrs. Armitage, Mrs. Sea
Kirkpatrick, Mrs. Kerly, Mrs. Handy, Association of St. Paul's Chapel. man, Mrs. Sullivan, Mrs. Suydam, Mrs. Formed December, 1821.
Skinner, Mrs. Wright, Miss Beekman. ARTICLE I.-This Association shall
Mrs. Gautier, Treasurer; Miss Anbe known by the name of THE FEMALE thon, Secretary. MISSIONARY ASSOCIATION
Sr. PAUL's CHAPEL, and shall be auxiliary to the New-York Protestant Episcopal Constitution of the Society of St. Missionary Society,
George's Church, in the City of Art. II.- The object of this Asso- New-York, for assisting Young Men ciation will be to collect funds for the preparing for Orders in the Protestsupport of missions; which funds, as ant Episcopal Church. soon as collected, shall be paid over to ARTICLE I.The design of this sothe Treasurer of the Society before ciety is to assist pious young men in ob mentioned.
taining a classical education, and atArt. III.--Any person paying the tending on the instructions of the Theosum of fifty cents, annually, may be- logical Seminary of the Protestant come a member of this Association; Episcopal Church of the United States, and, by paying five dollars at a time, with a view to Holy Orders in the said may become a member for life, which Church, or either of the said objects. life subscriptions shall be placed in the ART. II.-Its officers shall be a Prepermanent fund of the New-York Pro- sident, two Vice-Presidents, a Treatestant Episcopal Missionary Society. surer, Secretary, and ten Directors, to
ART. IV.-The affairs of this Asso- be chosen, annually, on the second ciation shall be conducted by a first, Monday in January; the above named second, and third Directress, Secre- officers, with the Directors, to constiatary, Treasurer, and twelve Managers, tute a Board for managing all the afor who shall be chosen, by ballot, at the fairs of the Society. anniversary meeting.
ART. III.-The annual payment of Art. V.-The Board of Managers any amount not less than two dollars shall meet at least once in three months, shall entitle to membership during the at which time five shall constitute a continuance of such payment, and the quorum for the transaction of business; payment of twenty-five dollars at one they shall have power to fill their own time shall entitle to membership for life. vacancies, and to call special meetings ART. IV.-All life subscriptions, doof this Association.
nations, and legacies, shall be invested Art. VI.-The anniversary meeting in some safe securities, and the interest shall be held at St. Paul's Chapel, on only applied to the objects above spethe third Tuesday in November, when cified; and all other moneys, not rethe annual report of the Board of quired for immediate expenditure, shall Managers shall be presented, a copy . be in like manner invested. of which shall be transmitted by the ART. V.-As soon as the sum of one Secretary to the Corresponding Secre- hundred and fifty dollars is subscribed, tary of the parent Society.
and paid into the hands of the TreaArt. VII.-No alteration shall be surer of this Society, the Board of Dimade to this Constitution, except by the rectors may appropriate the same, or concurrence of two-thirds of the mem- such part thereof as they think proper, bers present at any meeting of the Ase to the support or assistance of a pious sociation.
young man, to be selected by them, who
is desirous of obtaining Holy Orders in Clergy of the Episcopal Church. said Church, either in acquiring a com
The List of Clergy in Swords's petency of classical learning for that Pocket Almanack, Christian's Calenpurpose, or in prosecuting his studies dar, and Ecclesiastical Register, for the at the Theological Seminary established by the General Convention of said year 1822, contains the following num
bers :Church; and the said Board, so long as the income from annual subscrip- chusetts 16, Vermont 7,
Maine 2, New-Hampshire 4, Massa
Rhode Island tions and the produce of the permanent 6,.Connecticut 45, New-York 83, Newfund shall amount to the sum of one
Jersey 14, Pennsylvania 28, Delaware hundred and fifty dollars yearly, may 3, Maryland 54, Virginia 28, Northapply the said sum, or so much thereof Carolina 9, South-Carolina 26, Ohio 8, as may be required, to a like purpose; Georgia 3, Kentucky 4, Louisiana 1, and whenever the yearly income from Missouri 1; in all 342. Of which, annual subscriptions and the produce of nine are Bishops, respectively, of the the permanent fund shall amount to the Eastern Diocess, composed of Maine, sum of three hundred dollars, two or
New-Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermore students, at the discretion of the
mont, and Rhode Island; of Connecsaid Board, may be supported or as- ticut; of New-York; of New-Jersey; sisted, in manner aforesaid, in their en
of Pennsylvania; of Maryland; of Virdeavours to obtain such classical and ginia, and North-Carolina; of Souththeological learning as may be neces- Carolina; and of Ohio. sary for their admission to Holy Orders in said Church; and whenever the permanent fund of this Society shall amount to such a sum as, by the re
Ordination. gulations of the General Theological On Wednesday, the 5th of DecemSeminary of the Protestant Episcopal ber, 1821, in St. Paul's Church, BaltiChurch of the United States, shall be more, the Rev. Ethan Allen, of St. required to found a scholarship therein, John's parish, Prince George's counthe said Board may, at their discretion, ty, Maryland, was admitted to the holy apply the same to that purpose, or con- order of Priests, by the Right Rev. Bitinue their duties in the manner and on shop Kemp. the principles heretofore prescribed.
ART. VI.-Anannual meeting of the members of this Society shall be held,
For Saturday Evening. on due notice, in the Lecture Room of “I am the Way, and the Truth, and the St. George's Church, on the second
Life."-St. John xiv. 6. Monday in January in each year. Thou art the Way; and he who sighs,
Amid this starless waste of wo, ART. VII.-This Constitution shall
To find a pathway to the skies, not be altered or amended, except on A light from heaven's eternal glow; the proposition of the Directors, and a By thee must come, thou gate of love, vote of two thirds of the members, at
Through which the Saints undoubting trod;
Till faith discovers, like the dove, an annual or other meeting convened
An ark, a resting-place in GOD. for that purpose.
Thou art the Truth; whose steady day.
Shines on through earthly blight and bloom, Officers for the present year. The pure, the everlasting ray, The Rev. James Milnor, D. D. Pre- The Light that out of darkness springs,
The lamp that shines e'en in the tomb;
Its lustre upon all below.
Thou art the Life; the blessed well,
With living waters gushing o'er,
Which those that drink shall ever dwell Thomas Lawrence, Moses Judah, B. Where sin and thirst are known no more; L. Woolley, J. H. Taylor, William Thou art the mystic pillar given, Shatzell, John W. Mulligan, Horatio Our lamp by night, our light by day;
Thou art the sacred Bread from heaven; Gillet, John Anthon, Richard M.White.
Thou art the Life, the Truth, the Way.
From Edmeston's Sacred Lyrics. And oh! sometimes in visions blest, * I was in the Spirit on the Lord's Day."-
Sweet spirit, visit our repose,
And bear from thie own world of rest
Some balm for human woes. Is there a time when moments flow
What form more lovely could be given More lovelily than all beside;
Than thine to messenger of heaven? It is, of all the times below,
A Lord's Day eve in summer tide.
Mrs. SARAH STARTIN.
Thursday, the 24th of January, 1822, With Nature's placid woods and streams,
Is peace without and peace witbin. in the 75th year of her age, Mrs. SaDelightful seenema world at reşt
l'ah Startin. A God all love-no grief nor fear
The language of truth would proA heavenly hopea peaceful breastA smile unsullied by a tear!
nounce concerning this lady that she
has left a bright example of every If heaven be ever felt below, A scene so heavenly sure as this,
social and Christian virtue. Her May cause a heart on earth, to know heart, singularly kind and tender, Some foretaste of celestial bliss.
was animated by the principles and Delightful hour-how soon will night
hopes of religion, which controlled all Spread her dark mantle o'er thy reign; And morrow's quick returning light,
her views, and regulated all her conMust call us to the world again.
duct. She lived to make others happy; Yet will there dawn, at last, a day
and her soul was habitually elevated A sun that never sets shall rise;
with gratitude to the Giver of all good Night will not veil his ceaseless ray! The heavenly Sabbath wever dies!
for the blessings which she enjoyed; among which she principally ranked the
disposition and the means of dispensing The Dirge of a Child; by Mrs. Hemans.
happiness. Her income was liberally
devoted to objects of piety and benevoNo bitter tears for thee be shed, Blossom of being ! seen and gone!
lence, and particularly to the Orphan With flowers alone we strew thy bed, Asylum, which is largely indebted to O blest departed one!
her pecuniary aid, and to her long conWhose all of life, a rosy ray, Blush'd into dawn, and pass'd away.
tinued and faithful services. But it would Yes, thou art gone, ere guilt had power
be impossible to enumerate those many To stain thy cherub soul and form!
gifts of private beneficence, which were Closed is the soft ephemeral flower
marked not less by kindness in intenThat never felt a storm! The sunbeam's smile, the zephyr's breath,
tion, than by liberality and delicacy in All that it knew from birth to death.
the amount and in the manner. Unaf'Thou wert so like a form of light,
fected and deeply sincere in her piety, That heaven benignly call'd thce hence, she lived in constant communion with Ere yet the world could breathe one blight D'er thy sweet innocence:
her heavenly Father in her private deAnd thou that brighter home to bless.
votions, and especially in the ordiArt pass'd with all thy loveliness.
nances of the Church, the worship of O hadst thou still on earth remaiu'd,
which it was her delight to attend not Vision of beauty, fair as brief, How soon thy brightness had been stain'd
only on Sundays, but on the stated With passion, or with grief!
prayer days, and on the festivals and Now not a sullying breath can rise
fasts of the week. She was always ready To dim thy glory in the skies.
to aid in extending the principles and We rear no marble o'er thy toml), No sculptured image there shall monrn,
services of the Church to which she Ah! fitter far the vernal bloom
was warmly attached, and of the inSuch dwelling to adorn.
terests of which she has not been unFragrance, and flowers, and dews must be
mindful in her testamentary bequests. The only emblems meet for thee.
Though she could enjoy the retrospect Thy grave shall be a blessed shrine, Adorn'd with nature's brightest wreath, of a long life devoted to the service of Each glowing season shall combine
God, and the good of others, her humiIts incense there to breathe; And oft upon the midnight air
lity prevented the approving testimony Shall viewless larps be inurinuring there.
of conscience from exciting a single the just.
emotion of vain glory; and she relied terest, until he or they shall think profor acceptance only on the merits of perto expend, apply, and lay out the the Divine Advocate with the Father. whole of the said principal sum, or any During a severe illness, and in extreme part thereof, in any manner or way he suffering, she would seek to still the or they, in their discretion, may think groans of frail nature, by the considera- proper or necessary, or likely best to tion that her Saviour suffered more promote religion and learning, and to and it was her prayer to her Father in advance the interests of the Protestant heaven, that he would do with her as to Episcopal Church in the United States his infinite wisdom seemed best. Ex- of America. Provided, that in some cellent woman! long will those who college, academy, or seminary now esenjoyed thy friendship cherish the re- tablished, or that may hereafter be esmembrance of thy unaffected piety- tablished in some part of the United thy considerate, kind, and tender bene- States, for the purpose of theological volence-happy if in the imitation of instruction, or for the purpose of gene thy virtues they can indulge the hope ral learning, or for both purposes conof meeting thee at the resurrection of jointly, there be instituted a professor
ship bearing the name of my deceased
husband, and to be denominated the There having been much conversa- Charles Startin Professorship, to the tion respecting the residuary legacy of support of which a portion of the inthe excellent lady whose death is re- come of the principal of the aforesaid corded above, the Publishers, for the in- legacy shall be annually devoted; and formation of their readers, have ob- provided also, that whenever the printained a copy of the clause of the will cipal sum, to arise from the said legacy, directing the disposition of the said le- shall, notwithstanding previous approgacy, which, they are informed, will priations, so accumulate as to amount amount to from twelve to fifteen thou- to $50,000, then the same shall be persand dollars.
manently appropriated and applied to “And as to, for and concerning all one or more of the objects above specithe rest, residue and remainder of my fied, in the discretion of the said Right estate, of what nature or kind soever Rev.John Henry Hobart, his executors, and wheresvever not herein specifically or administrators." given and disposed of, I give and bequeath the same, and every part there- Rev. Joseph R. ANDRUS. of, unto the aforesaid Right Rev. John Died, in Africa, on the 28th of July, Henry Hobart, Bishop of the Protest- 1821, the Rev. Joseph R. Andrus, a ant Episcopal Church in the state of Presbyter of the Protestant Episcopal New-York, his executors or administra- Church in this country. Mr. A. retors; upon trust, nevertheless, to place ceived both Deacons and Priests' the same at interest on real security, or ders from the Right Rev. Bishop Gristo invest the same in such of the pub- wold, of the Eastern Diocess, and had blic funds or stocks as he or they shall been in the ministry about five or six think most secure and productive, ei- years. A pious and zealous regard for ther in his or their own name or names, the spiritual welfare of the American or else in the name or names of such colony on the African coast induced trustee or trustees as he or they shall him, after officiating three or four years see fit to appoint; and, in like man- in the Eastern Diocess and in Virginia, ner, from time to time, to invest or to repair thither for the exercise of his place at interest, in like stocks or secu- ministerial functions. He soon fell a rities, the interest or dividends arising victim to the well meant enterprise, therefrom, so as to produce as great an being the second clergyman of our accumulation of principal as reasonably Church who has found a grave in that may be in the nature of compound in- distant colony.
To Correspondents.--The Country Clergyman, No. 2, came to hand too late for insertion in this Number. It shall appear in our next; as will also the Obituary article of Mrs. Rayniond
Lifeof Archbishop Sancroft ; abridged the historian, than on the calumniated for the Christian Journal from a primate. We have hitherto found ne Review of his Life, by Dr. D'Oyly, action of his life recorded which inin the British Critic.
duces us to believe, that any thing could (Continued from page 36.) have gained him over to serve an illeDR. Sancroft continued at St. Paul's
gal purpose; or that he would so far for thirteen years, attending with meri- forget the duties of his station, as to be torious industry to the immediate duties
come an inactive spectator of designs of his station, and embracing every whose interests he was now become the
tending to the injury of that Church, of opportunity afforded him of promoting the interests of the Church, and of re spiritual guardian. It is indeed probaKgion in general; when, on the decease ble that the Duke of York may have of Archbishop Sheldon, towards the preferred him to others, whose situa close of the year 1677, he was raised,
tion in the Church had given them op very unexpectedly to himself and the portunities which Sancroft never en public, to the archiepiscopal thronę.
joyed, of opposing the intrigues of the “ It is the most probable supposition Roman Catholic faction at court. And that he did not owe his exaltation in
as Bishop Compton, who was personany degree, if at all, to private favour ally obnoxious to the Duke on this ac or recommendations, but principally or
count, had been named as likely to suc. entirely to his character, which pointed ceed to the vacant Archbishoprick, he him out as the person best qualified to might have been instrumental in proadorn the station, and to support its moting Sancroft's elevation, rather with dignity. It is stated, and probably a view to the exclusion of an active opwith truth, in a narrative of his life * ponent, than to the appointment of one that his zeal
, candour, and learning, his whom he could hope to make the tool exemplary behaviour in a lower state, of his purposes. Certain it is, as Dr. bis public spirit in so many scenes of D'Oyly observes, that, if the Duke of life, his constancy in suffering, his un
York, or any other person recommende biassed deportment, all concurred to
ed him to the primacy under such a recommend him as a fit governor of the
view of his character as Bishop Burnet church in that turbulent age.”
represents, they were completely de
ceived: for it was afterwards suffie Bishop Burnet injuriously insinuates that Sancroft owed his elevation to the ciently proved, that he was deficient opinion entertained by the court,“ that
neither in zeal nor in exertion; and he was a man who might be entirely intrusted to a watchful guardian of its
that the government of the Church was gained to serve all their ends, or, at least, that he would be an unactive welfare, and an intrepid defender of its speculative man, and give them little rights and privileges. opposition in any thing that they might
Widely are they mistaken who ima. attempt, when they had more promis- gine that the primacy of the Church of ing opportunities. * But such remarks, England is, at any time, a station of which call forth the just indignation of dignified ease or a mere splendid sineDr. D'Oyly, reflect more disgrace upon it entails upon its possessor duties of
Even in the most tranquil times, • “See Lives of English Bishops, by
the most arduous kind; and a responNathanael Salmon.-p. 60."
sibility from which the firmest mind 1."Burnet's Own Times, vol. 1. p. 392." might be excused from shrinking. But VOL. VL