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The interesting congregation at Cole- sylvania, and taken charge of the ville, in the Ochquaga #ills, who have church at Flushing; the Rev. Mr. Hanever enjoyed but the occasional servi- milton has removed from his missionary ces of a clergyman, but who have kept station in Washington county, and themselves together by statedly meet- taken charge of the church at Duanesing and reading the service of the burgh; the Rev. Henry Anthon left church and sermons, are now gratified this diocess last fall for South-Carolina, with the services of the Rev. Marcus but returned in the spring, and has ofA. Perry, who has removed from the ficiated at Redhook; the Rev. Dr.Jareastern diocess. The church at Bing- vis has removed to the town of Boston, hampton has been supplied by the mis- to the charge of a new church erected sionary services of the Rev. Mr. Cum- there; and the Rev. Dr. Turner, the ing, who has assiduously laboured in professor in the Theological School, to that village and the adjacent country. New-Haven. It was, indeed, highly gratifying to me The Rev. Jonathan M. Wainwright, to find all the clergy zealous and labo- from the diocess of Connecticut, has rious in the work of their Divine Mas- been elected an assistant minister of ter--in building up his kingdom—“ in Trinity Church, in the city of Newseeking for his sheep that are dispersed York, in the place of the Right Rev. abroad, and for his children who are Dr. Brownell; and the Rev. William in the midst of this wicked world, that Richmond has removed from the diothey may be saved through him for

cess of Pennsylvania, and taken charge

of the churches at Bloomingdale and My visit to Fairfield afforded me an Hamilton-Square. The Rev. John opportunity of becoming acquainted Grigg, jun. officiates at St. John's with the valuable services of the Rev. Church, Yonkers; and the Rev. George Mr. M ́Donald, the principal of the Otis, who, for some time officiated in academy in that village; particularly the county of St. Lawrence, has rein his attention to the young men de- moved to the Eastern Diocess. signed for holy orders, who are there I have to record the death of our vereceiving their education. I should do nerable brother, the Rev. Theodosius injustice to him, if I did not thus bear Bartou, of New-Rochelle; and also of testimony to his important qualifica- the Rev. Barzillai Bulkley, of Flushtions for the station which he fills of ing, who united, in an eminent degree, classical and theological instructor. primitive church principles with primi

On my return from this tour, I visit- tive humility and piety. ed, on Sunday, the 17th of the same The following are candidates for month, the church at Rye, and con- orders:

-James P. F. Clarke, William firmed eleven persons; and, the Sun- B. Thomas, George W. Doane, George day following, the church at Bedford, M. Robison, Eleazer Williams, Ezra and confirmed thirteen persons. The B. Kellogg, William Jarvis, William church at Westchester has also been Thompson, Richard Bury, Lawson visited

Carter, Peter Williams, jun. William The whole number of persons con- L. Jahnson, Alonzo Potter, Pheneas firmed in the above visitations is six L. Whipple, Roosevelt Johnson, and hundred and forty.

Manton Eastburn. In addition to the institution already There are several others pursuing noticed, the Rev. Cyrus Stebbins has their studies with a view to become been instituted Rector of Christ Church, candidates for orders. Hudson.

The Bible and Common Prayer The following changes, in addition Book societies continue to be instruto those already noticed, are to be men- mental of much good, by the distributioned: The Rev. Mr. Cadle has re- tion of the Word of God, and of that moved to the diocess of New Jersey; invaluable digest of its sacred truths, the Rev. Mr. Huntington, from Water- and best comment upon them, the ville to Charlton; the Rev. Mr. Thorn Book of Common Prayer. A new sohas returned from the diocess of Penn- ciety for these purposes has been re

old ones,

cently organized in the Western Dis- sideration. The right to institute other trict, in which distinguished laymen theological institutions than the one unite with the Clergy in zealous atten- under the patronage of the General tion to its concerns.

Convention, I deemed it necessary, in In every address which I have made that letter, to endeavour to establish; to the Convention, the subject of the inasmuch as it had been supposed by labours of missionaries has presented some that the existence of this right was itself as one of the most interesting to incompatible with the paramount auwhich your attention can be called. thority of the General Convention. It is impossible to estimate too highly The exercise of this right, by this diothe importance of their labours. Te cess, must have been contemplated by their instrumentality, under God, it is that body at its recent session, as well very principally owing that so many new in consequence of the declaration of the congregations have been organized, and Bishops, recorded in their journals, as many

that were languishing, of the sentiments expressed by indivipreserved from entire decay. It is only dual members publicly and privately. to be lamented, that the missionary in the exercise then of an indubitable fund does not admit of an adequate re- right, and without being liable to the muneration of their services, or of the charge of violating the unity, or contraemployment of a number in any de- vening the anthority of the Church, we gree adequate to the wants of the ra- may make provision for the education of pidly increasing population of this ex- candidates for orders. That it is our tensive diocess. Let me beseech you, duty to adopt measures for this purpose, according to your respective opportu- rests, I humbly conceive, on the extent nities, to urge on Episcopalians the of the resources, and on the pre-emiimportance and duty of their liberal nence of the advantages, which this contributions, to an object which has diocess enjoys for the prosecution of an in view the extension of the saving object so vitally connected with the truths of the Gospel, as set forth in the prosperity and honour of the church. institutions of our church, to those who It is a circumstance calculated to prehave not means of supporting a stated vent a division of our counsels on this ministry. I camot speak in terms of too subject, that the support of an instituhigh commendation of the exertions of tion in this diocess does not necessarily the New-York Protestant Episcopal imply hostility to the General InstituMissionary Society, But for the funds tion; and that even those who, from a which they have been successful in decided preference to the latter, may procuring, amounting this last year to withhold their support from the former, $850, it would have been impossible 'may still not deem it their duty to opto continue the services even on their pose it. In the remarks which I shall present contracted scale.

offer, I beg to be understood as expressThe most important subject that can ing no sentiment unfavourable to the engage your attention at your present General Institution, any further than session is provision for the education of may be necessary to illustrate and encandidates for orders. "The measures, force the advantages which we possess in reference to this object,that have been for the purposes of theological education. hitherto pursued, and the course which

The extent of our resources, arising it would seem proper for the diocess of from the numbers, the respectability, New-York to adopt, under existing cir- and the wealth of the individual memcumstances, were the subject of some bers of the church, points out this dioremarks in a pastoral letter, which I cess as a place favourable to the estadeemed it my duty recently to address blishment of an institution, the prospeto my brethren, the clergy and laity of rity and the utility of which so essenthe diocess. It is not my intention, at tially depend on the extent and efficacy present, to reiterate the facts, or the of the means which may be employed to positions which were there contained, carry it into effect. It can be hardly any farther than may be necessary to necessary to state, that the church in bring the subject to your present con- this diocess, in regard to the numbers


and aggregate wealth of its individual And accordingly the state of Newmembers, as well as its general charac- York, in which there are about seventy ter, is eminently respectable, and ought, clergy, and one hundred and twenty therefore, not to be deficient in zeal to congregations, has only the same vote advance that object of theological edu- with a state in which there are but two cation which so justly engages the at- ministers, and two Episcopal congrer tention of the friends of the church. I gations. The influence of the various speak not now of the resources of the parts of our church, in the direction of corporation of Trinity Church, which, a general institution, ought, obviously, in times when her means were abun- in some degree, to be proportioned to dant, were so liberally applied to the the amount of their benefactions to it. wants of congregations in every part of The extent then of the resources of the state, as well as to the objects of ge this diocess for the establishment of neral utility. The same liberal disposi- theological institutions, would seem to tion and wishes are still cherished in their render it her duty to provide for this full extent. But the state of the pro- object, unless, indeed, it can be shown perty of that corporation renders it ne- that in all other respects she is disadcessary that those who have the charge vantageously situated. So far from of it should refrain from any further this, however, I think it must be adgrants, until the income of the church mitted that, for this purpose, her adcan be made to equal its expenditures, vantages are great, as well as her reThe individual resources of the Episco- sources. In this diocess there are pepalians of this diocess, however, were culiar facilities for a retired and for a they applied in the same proportion public education for the ministry, By with benefactions of other denomina- a retired education for the ministry is tions of Christians, are competent to

meant that in which candidates for or the most respectable provision for all ders, pursuing their studies in an inthe purposes of theological education. stitution in the country, may be sup:

In estimating these resources, I ought posed to be most favourably situated not to omit the very liberal and valua- for the purposes of diligent application, ble grant, by a generous individual of and for the cultivation of those pious this city, of sixty-two lots of ground, in dispositions and serious habits which its immediate vicinity, for the benefit are essential characteristics of the miof a theological school.

nistry. On the other hand, it is not to It would seem natural and proper, be denied that there are eminent adtherefore, and the duty of the church in vantages in a theological education in a this diocess, to apply her resources in city. The powers of the mind are exa way in which she would have the panded, strengthened, and polished by reasonable control of them. And it is that extensive social intercourse which here necessary to mention, that, ac- a city alone affords; the student too is cording to the organization of the Gene- advanced in his theological attainments, ral Institution, the diocess of New-York, and obtains useful information as to which, if her resources were liberally every part of ministerial duty, and parapplied to this purpose, would certainly ticularly as to the performance of the have the largest interest in the funds offices of the desk and the pulpit, by collected, has but three members in the constant association with a greater board of trustees, in which several other number of clergy than could be acces-diocesses have the same number, and one sible to him in a retired situation, diocess eight members. And it is also Daily mixing with society in the hours necessary to potice, in order to show of relaxation from study, he will poshow little control, in proportion to their sess superior advantages for gaining numbers, the church in the

respective that knowledge of inankind, without states would have over the General In, which, whatever may be his talents or stitution, to mention that these trustees attainments, his ministerial usefulness are elected by the House of Clerical and will be seriously obstructed. Perhaps, Lay Deputies in every General Con, therefore, the most perfect system with vention, in which the vote is by states. regard to theological students, would

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be that which admits of their enjoy- Baptists have fixed a theological instiment of the advantages both of a re- tution at Washington. In this city is tired and a public education. And, the theological institution of the Assotherefore, it may be wise to make theo- ciate Reformed Church. The Dutch logical endowments both in the country Reformed Church contemplate removand in the city, and to afford to all who ing theirs to this island, near to the city. may choose, and particularly to those And I am informed it is lamented by students, the inadequacy of whose re- many of the friends of the Presbyterian sources may compel them to go through institution at Princeton, that it is not a theological course at the least expense placed in or near a large city. Allow in the country, the means, during the me to repeat, that my own opinion last twelve months of their term of would be in favour of the plan already study, of a residence in this city, and intimated, which would unite the adof availing themselyes of the advant- vantages of a retired and a public eduages of a theological establishment.

cation for the ministry. In reference There exists respectable provision to the latter, I think we may say no in this diocess for a classical and theo- city unites more favourable circumstanlogical institution in the country. The ces than New-York. corporation of Trinity Church have ral advantages a city possesses, Newgranted an annuity to the principal and York enjoys. And an Episcopal in, assistant of the academy at Fairfield, stitution here, while it would be hoin the northern part of the state, the nourable to the metropolis of the state, former of whom is an Episcopal cler- would derive no little celebrity from gyman, of very respectable talents and the high rank which she sustains among attainments, and the latter will soon her sister cities of the union. take orders. This grant is made on But there are some circumstances the condition that eight students, de- which render New-York peculiarly calsigned for the ministry, shall always re- culated for

culated for an Episcopal theological inceive the whole course of their classical stitution. I allude to the college which and literary education, and afterwards is there situated, and to the number of of their theological instruction, free of Episcopal congregations and clergyany charges for tuition. The Society men. for the Promoting of Religion and There are great and obvious advantLearning, which, several years since, ages in an Episcopal theological school was liberally endowed by Trinity being placed, if not in intimate union Church, annually grants to about the with an Episcopal college, in such a resame number of young men, eighty dol- lation to it as to admit of the students lars, or one hundred dollars, to aid them enjoying the literary facilities which in preparing forthe ministry. This then the college would present, and of being is a respectable foundation for a theo strengthened in their principles, and logical establishment in the countryanimated in their studies, by the counThe grant to the academy at Fairfield tenance and exhortations of its presimay be transferred to an institution in dent and professors.

But the colleges any other situation that may present in the union, and particularly the colgreater advantages, both for classical lege at New-Haven, are, with but one and theological instruction. Funds, exception, by the provisions of their however, will be wanting to extend its charters, by the conditions of their enusefulness, and to make provision for dowment, or by the force of circumthe increased expenses of the students stances, under the influence of other rein divinity, during the last year of their ligious denominations than Episcopal. term, while they reside in the city, in The organization of Columbia College order to avail themselves of the advant- affords a pledge that no influence unages of a residence there.

friendly to the church will there be exThe benefits resulting from an edu- erted. On the contrary, Episcopal cation for the ministry in the most students in divinity, in the city of Newpublic situation, are sensibly felt by York, may confidently calculate on the other denominations of Christians. The patronage and aid of the president and professors of a college, which, as it re- students in medicine and in law detergards the extensive, thorough, and ju- red from availing themselves of the addicious, course of instruction, and the vantages which this city affords for the distinguished ability and fidelity with study of their respective professions ? which that course is carried into effect, It is to be supposed there will be some ranks inferior to none other in the students of divinity resident in the city union.

who can pursue their studies here at From the number of Episcopal cler- less expense than elsewhere; and that gymen and congregations in the city of there will be others to whom the exNew-York, candidates for orders would pense will be an inferior consideration. pursue their studies there under circum-. On the plan which I have presumed to stances most favourable to their im- propose, however, the theological estaprovement, and most animating to their blishment in the country may be made views. The company and conversa- to afford theological education at less tion of a numerous body of clergy, and expense than in any other situation, the opportunities enjoyed of attending and the additional expense of a year's on their public ministrations, afford residence in the city, in order to derive candidates for orders the most import- the advantages of preparing for the miant advantages in respect to the prose- nistry there, is not worthy of serious cution of their studies, to their zeal and consideration. devotion to the ministry, and to the Shall it be said that an institution in most efficacious mode of discharging its this diocess would be unfriendly to the functions. Surrounded by a large body authority and unity of the church? of clergy, and placed amidst numerous While this institution is subject, as it and respectable congregations, they must be, to the general regulations of would be constantly under the influence the General Convention—while its disof the most inspiring' motives to dili- cipline and instructions must be in acgence, ardour, and fidelity in the cause cordance with the prescriptions of the of a church which appears externally canons of that Convention, and with under all those advantages to which her the course of study prescribed by its high character entitles her.

Bishops, there can be no danger of its My Brethren of the Clergy

unfriendly operation on the authority and Laity,

and unity of the church. Let the in

stitution too be as general as the EpisThe great resources and the pre copalians elsewhere may be disposed eminent advantages which this diocess 'to make it. Let it invite students from enjoys for advancing the momentous all quarters. Let the principles which object of theological instruction, have characterize other religious societies be long directed public expxetation to emi- adopted in our Theological Education nent theological endowments here. Society. Let contributors to a certain These resources and advantages are a amount, wherever resident, be trustees trust reposed with us by the Great for life; and contributors to a less Head of the church-that divine Mas- amount members of the Society, and ter, to whom we must account for it. entitled to vote for trustees. Let foundShall we place these resources beyond ers of professorships or scholarships our control? Shall we cast from us these have the right of nomination under advantages? By what considerations certain restrictions. Influence in the inare the sacrifices and the abandonment stitution will be thus generally distributdemanded ? Shall it be said that theo- ed in proportion to the amount contrilogical education in New-York is too buted, and all will thus have powerful 'expensive? But shall other denomina- inducements to a zealous and liberal tions of Christians establish theological support of it. institutions in cities, and shall Episco- My Brethren-In earnestly pressing palians in New-York be deterred, by upon you measures which have occuthe apprehension of the expense, even pied my most solicitous attention, I from the attempt? What is the expense have discharged a duty from which no compared with the advantages? Are apprehension of disappointment, of

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