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service is performed in this church three his parishioners. And as far as the times a week.
same is practicable, the books purThe salary of the rector, about $800 chased shall be from among the list reper annum, is derived principally from commended by the House of Bishops. subscription.
And he shall be authorized to receive The vestry have about $600 vested such donation in books as may from in bank stock; $535 loaned to an in- time to time be made, and place the dividual, and a ground rent of $18 90 same in the said library. And each cents; an annual revenue from these clergyman shall report annually to this sources of $86 constitutes a part of the Convention the amount collected, and a rector's salary.
complete catalogue of the books and The vestry also hold a dwelling the state of the library. house, garden, and separate lot, in An- The committee, in common with the napolis, which are occupied by the rec- Convention, were reminded by our vetor.
nerable Bishop, that the canons of the Zion Church, Frederick, has one General Convention had rendered it church of stone-the minister's salary his duty to publish for their benefit a depends upon voluntary contribution pastoral letter. Anxious to avail themthe congregation is small, but is increas- selves of it here, and to expedite a proing in numbers, and it is hoped in piety vision for their good, the committee re-at present there is no clergyman. commend that each parish be hereafter
St. Paul's Parish, Kent county, is required to furnish $1 to defray the without a minister at this time. There necessary expenses incurred in printis but one house of worship in the pa ing the same. rish, of brick, and in tolerable repair.
It was resolved, that it be made The vestry, for the support of a minis
known to the vestries of the different ter, must depend upon voluntary sub- parishes and congregations in this state, scriptions. When a minister has been engaged, the salary allowed to him was
that it is proposed to amend the fifth
article of the constitution, by striking from 250 to 300 dollars.
out the words 6 resident in Maryland, St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore county, and inserting in the place thereof the has two churches and two ministers, words 66 of the Protestant Episcopal who are supported from the rents of Church in the United States.” pews, the parish having no other fund. The vestry have two dwelling-houses, The following resolutions were also which are for the use of, and are occu- passed : pied by the rectors.
Resolved, That it be recommended The number of families is upwards to each parish in this diocess, to inof four hundred.
crease their contribution to the Depu
ties’ Fund one dollar; and that the During the last session of this Con- said additional contribution, together vention, its attention was drawn to the with any surplus of the Deputies' consideration of the expediency of Fund which may at any time exist, be establishing Parochial Libraries. Pre- applied to defray the travelling expenses suming that the minds of the convention incurred by the members of the Standhave been directed to the subject, the ing Committee. committee now offer a canon for their And be it further resolved, That consideration:
each member of the Standing CommitIt shall be required of the vestry of tee present to the Convention the every parish and separate congregation amount of his expenses in that office in this diocess, where there is a resident during the preceding year. clergyman, to make annual collections, Resolved, That a committee be apthe proceeds of which shall be employ- pointed for the purpose of inquiring ed in the purchase of theological books, concerning glebe lands and funds given to be considered as the property of the for the purpose of supporting the mi.parish, but for the use of their minister, nistry of the Gospel, in any of the paand under his direction to be loaned to rishes of this diocess, which may have been diverted from their original pur- plication was detected, and his name pose, and to point out the best means erased from the list of his Majesty's of restoring them to the same.
chaplains. Under this disgrace he reResolved, That Samuel I. Donald- tired to Geneva, where Lord Chesterson, Alexander C. Magruder, and Da field, who had been his pupil, received niel Jenifer, Esqrs. be a committee to him kindly, and even presented him report to the next Convention on the with the living of Winge, to hold in subject embraced in the above resolu- connexion with Hockliffe. At length, tion,
to relieve his embarrassments, he forgJonas Clapham, Esq. was unani- ed his noble friend's signature, was mously. re-elected Treasurer of this tried and condemned, and, though an Convention.
unprecedented number of persons pe Resolved, That the next Convention titioned for mercy, it was withheld by of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the inflexible justice of the Sovereign. Maryland should meet at Baltimore. In contemplation of his fate he was hum
The thanks of the Convention were bled and penitent, but his repentance presented to the Right Rev. the Presi- did not seem so genuine as that of Bident, and to the Rev. Secretaries of shop Atherton in like circumstances.* this body, for their services.
Dr. Johnson, who visited him in prison, The business of the Convention was described him as being. Without cant." concluded with prayer by the Rev. Dr. In his “ Prison Thoughts” there is cerWyatt.
tainly much evangelical sentiment. But From a list of parishes in the dio- we turn from decision on his actual cess of Maryland, attached to the Jour- state before God, to notice an occurnal, it appears that they are 61 in rence as he was led to the place of exnumber.
ecution, on the 27th of June, 1777. A list of clergy of the diocess, also 64. Certain lewd fellows of the baser appended to the Journal, contains the sort" seemed to exult at the condemnanames of the Bishop, 38 Presbyters, tion of a dignified ecclesiastic; and a and 8 Deacons.
woman reproachfully called out to him, 6 Where is now thy God?” He in
stantly referred her to the seventh chapRemarkable Fact attending the Execu- ter of Micah, 7-10,“ Therefore I will tion of Dr. Dodd.
look unto the Lord; I will wait for the
God of my salvation: my God will [From the Christian Guardian for Nov. 1820.]
hear me. Rejoice not against me, o The Rev. Dr. Dodd was son of the mine enemy: when I fall I shall arise; vicar of Bourne, in Lincolnshire, and a
when I sit in darkness, the Lord shall member of Clare Hall. He possessed be a light unto me: I will bear the classical taste, poetical talent, and theo- indignation of the Lord, because I have logical knowledge; and published a va- sinned against him, until he plead my riety of works, among which was one
cause, and execute judgment for me; entitled, “The Frequency of capital he will bring me forth to the light, and Punishments inconsistent with Justice, I shall behold his righteousness. Then sound Policy, and Religion. Becoming she that is mine enemy shall see it, a popular preacher, and his publications and shame shall cover her that said unto obtaining a wide sale, he was tempted me, Where is the Lord thy God? Mine to an indiscreet style of living, and the eyes shall behold her; now shall she pride of life’ was his ruin. He was be trodden down as the mire of the chaplain to the Bishop of St. David's, streets." The wretched woman, proand afterwards to the King; a preben- ceeding to witness the execution, was dary.of Brecon, and rector of Hockliffe, thrown down in the pressure of the Bucks. Tke rich living of St. George's, throng, and literally trodden to death! Hanover Square, falling vacant, he anonymously offered the Lord Chancellor's lady £3000 to obtain the pre- • Bishop of Waterford, executed at gentation by her mears; but the ap- Dublin in 1649.
FOR THE CHRISTIAN JOURNAL.
THE APOSTOLICAL SUCCESSION, Prom the first Bishop of Rome, who succeeded the Apostles, to the first Archbishop of Canterbury, and through that See to the present Bishop of Nevos
York. 1 Linus 52 Hormisdas
101, Theobald, do 2 Cletus, or Anacletus 53 John
102 Thomas Becket, do 3. Clemens 54 Felix
103 Richard, do 4 Evaristus
55 Boniface the 2d. 104 Baldwin, do 5 Alexander 56 John the 2d,
105 Reg. Fitzjocelin, do 6. Sixtus, or Xystus 57 Agapetus
106 Hubert Walter, do 7 Telesphorus 58. Silverus
107 Stephen Lancton, do 8 Hyginus 59 Vigilius
108 Richard Magnus, do 9 Pius 60 Pelagius
109 St. Edmund, do 10 Anicetus 61 John the 3d
110 Boniface, do 11 Soter 62 Benedict
111 Rob't. Kilwardy, do 12 Eleutherus 63 Pelagius the 2d
112 John Peckham, do 13 Victor
64 Gregory the Great 113 R. Winchelsea, do 14 Zephyrinus 65 Austin, first Archbi- 114 W. Raynold, do, 15, Çalextus
shop of Canterbury, 115. Simon Mepham, do 16. Urbanus
A. D. 597
116 I. Stratford, do 17 Pontianus
66 Laurence, do 117 John Ufford, do 18 Anterus 67 Melitus, do
118 T. Bradwardin, do 19. Fabianus 68 Justus, do
119 Simon Islip, do 20 Cornelius
69 Honorius, do 120 Simon Langham, do 21 Lucius
70 Adeodatus, do 121 Wm. Witlesey, do, 22 Stephanus
71 Theodore, do 122 Simon Sudbury, do 23 Sixtus, the 2d, 72 Brethwald, do 123 Wm. Courtney, do. 24 Dyonisius 73. Tatwin, do
124 Thos. Arundel, do 25. Felix
74 Nothelm, do 125 F. Chichley, do 26 Etychianus
75 Cuthbert, do 126 John Stafford, do 27 Caius, or Gajanus 76 Bregwin, do
127 John Kemp, do 28. Marcellinus 77 Lambert, do
128 Thos. Bourchier, do 29 Marcellus
78. Athelard, do 129 John Morton, do 30 Eusebius 79 Wulfred, do
130 Henry Dean, do 31 Miltiades
80. Theogeld, do 131 W. Warham, do 32 Sylvester 81 Çelnoth, do
132 Thomas Cranmer, 33. Mark 82 Athelred, do
the first Prot. Abp. 34. Julius
83. Plegmond, do 133 Reg. Pole, do 35. Liberius 84 Athelm, do
134 Matt. Parker, do: 36 Felix the 2d 85 Wilfhelm, do 135 E. Grindal, do 37 Damasus 86 Odo, do
136 John Whitgift, do 38 Siricius 87 Dunstan, do
137 R. Bancroft, do. 39 Anastasius
88 Ethelgar, do 138 George Abbet, do. 40 Innocent 89 Siricius, do
139 William Laud, do Zosimus 90 Alfric, do
140. William Juxten, do 42 Boniface 91 Elphigus, do
141 Gilbert Sheldon, do 43 Celestin
92 Livingus, da 142 W. Sancroft, do 44, Sixtus the 3d 93 Agelneth, do 143 John Tillotson, do 45 Leo
94 Eadsinus, do 144. Thos. Tennison, do 46 Hilary
95 Robert Gemetic, do 145: William Wake, do 47 Simplicius 96 Stigand, do
146 J. Potter, do 48 Felix the 3d
97 Lanfrane, do 147 Thomas Herring, do 49 Gelasius 98 Auselm, do
148. Thomas Secker, do 50. Anastasius the 2d, 99, Rodolphus, do 149 Cornwallis do 51 Symachus
100 William Corbiel, do 150 John Moore, do
This last Archbishop) (Moore), with Historical Documents and Poftections the assistance of William Markham, on the Government of Holland. The Archbishop of York, and several other active benevolence of the king on this Bishops, consecrated Dr. William occasion is commendable. White, Bishop of Pennsylvania, and 66. On the 12th of January a shock Dr. Samuel Provoost, Bishop of New- like that of an earthquake was felt at York, in Lambeth Chapel, February, the Hague. A light in the horizon an1787; and Bishop White, of Pennsyl- nounced a terrible fire. It was in the vania, with the assistance of Bishop direction of Leyden. The king was Provoost, of New-York, and Bishop hastening thither, when he learned, by Jarvis, of Connecticut, consecrated the the return of one of his aides-de-camp, present Bishop of New-York, in Tri- that a barge laden with gunpowder had nity Church, in the city of New York, blown up in the midst of the city. He in May, 1811.
hastened his journey, ordered out the The above concatination has been garrisons of the neighbouring places put together with much care, and has without arms, and, on his arrival at been since compared with some of the Leyden, was greatly struck with the best authorities. It agrees perfectly sad spectacle that exhibited itself to with Dr. Cave, as far as he goes, to the his eyes. period of Constantine, A. D. 312, 314 “ The Rappersburg is the principal --and, also with Eusebius, who runs canal in the city. Its finest houses are: down to Gregory the Great; and with built on the quays that border it. Most the learned Bishop Pearson to the same of them were beaten down, and choked period.
up the canal; the rest of the houses It will be recollected that Gregory that were still standing, threatened to the Great, with the consent of King fall; and from the ruins of those that Ethelbert, sent into England, A. D. had fallen in whole or in part,, issued 597, Austin, the first Archbishop of smoke and fames. A similar spectacle Canterbury, who took, with him 40 occurred in almost every quarter of the presbyters. The laws framed on the city. Eight hundred houses were conversion of Ethelbert will be found thrown down, or damaged, Many of in Wilkins? Laws of the Anglo Saxon the inhabitants, in great consternation; Church, (library of the Diocesan Semi- knowing neither how to act, nor what nary, in St. Paul's). The chain of suc- they had still to fear, wandered about cession is preserved through the See of the streets with looks, bewildered. Canterbury down to the consecration Others remained under their tattering of the American Bishops.
walls with an air: of stupid unconcern; Since writing the above, the list has, and seemed unaffected at seeing the fall been compared with Godwin's Cata- of the neighbouring houses, which their logue of Bishops, from the records of own threatened soon to follow. One Canterbury, in the library of St. Paul's, called for his father, another for his wife and it is found exactly to agree down or child. Some stood on the ruins listo Whitgift; A. D. 1583, who is stated tening for the cries of the wretched vie to be the 72d Archbishop of that See. tims not yet stifled, crowded round the
H. J. F. spots where the voices were heard, and
too frequently their eagerness proved.
fatal to the poor creatures, by pressing, Disaster at Leyden.
down the ruins upon them. Here was DURING the reign of Louis Buona- a girl wildly seizing the burning fragparte as king of Holland, a terrible ca- ments, and demanding speedy assisttastrophe happened at Leyden, caused ance to remove the immense weight: by the explosion of a very large quan- pressing upon her mother, whose voice tity of gunpowder on board a barge in she fancied she heard: beneath this one of the canals. The following in- tomb; and, without being deterred by teresting account of this disaster is ex- the fear of sinking down the terrible tracted from a work written by the king heap, and thus stifling the last breath himself, and recently published, entitled of her whom she sought, labouring alone
at the impracticable task of clearing creased the number of fire-engines, sent away the rubbish. Engines were for all that were at the Hague, and rebrought from all quarters to check the quired assistance from Amsterdam, Rotprogress of the flames. The members terdam, and Dordrecht. He ordered the of the regency, almost all of whom had troops in the first place to attend to noto mourn the loss of one or more of thing but getting the sufferers out from their family, were obliged to forget their beneath the ruins; gave a reward of ten own misfortunes, to solace those of ducats to every person who assisted in others, while the painful suppression of rescuing any one; and had the satisfactheir grief was sufficiently perceptible tion of saving the lives of many. All in their countenances. It was impossi- who were hurt, when got out, were oonble to give assistance to all at once. “I veyed to the hospital. He ordered his perceive my father through the ruins; Wooden-house between Leyden and but if you do not hasten to assist me in the Hague to be opened, and approremoving the vast weight that presses priated to those families whose dwellupon him, he will quickly perish :' and ings had been destroyed. with this the distracted child filled the 4 During this time the engines were air with his lamentations. s I hear my playing with much benefit: the royal mistress's bell,' said a servant girl; she guard and burgesses distinguished themis buried alive under the ruins of her selves by their zeal, courage, and delihouse, she calls me, she cries for aid, cacy, of which they gave eminent proofs help me to get her out, help me to make on that fearful night. The grenadiers of way into the ruins, for she is suffocat- the guards descended into the abyss ing: On a sudden a man comes up formed by the burning ruins, to fetch with the news that they have just found out the sufferers, at the risk of being one of the principal and most respecte unable to extricate themselves. They able men in the city, the father of a fa- assisted the working of the engines; mily; but that his legs only are extri- and the extinguishing of many partial cated, and as they are endeavouring to fires, and the deliverance of many indidraw out the rest of the body, it gets' viduals, were owing to their exertions. buried the deeper in the ruins. In an- “ The king, witnessing their zeal and other place nothing is heard but the efforts, bestowed on them the highest prayers and complaints of a whole praises. To every citizen who came to school of young children, to whom it is ask assistance, he gave fifty or a hunimpossibleto render any assistance: on dred
who set off under the direcpeople's attempting to clear the ruins tion of the citizen concerned for the on one side, the fire suddenly bursts recovery of his family, and they were out between their feet, and puts a stop almost always successful." to any farther search. A terrible crash is heard, mingled with fresh shrieks of
THE PSALMS. alarm: it is a building, already tottering Exctracts from the New Family Bible now from the accident, that suddenly tum- publishing by T. & J. Swords, under the bles down. Every window in the place direction of the Right Rev. Bishop Hobart. was broken, or smashed to atoms; and (The passages within brackets are added to this edition
by the American editor.) thus all the bread, wine, flour, and food
Psalm XXIV. The bringing of the ark of every kind, was rendered useless of God to mount Sion
by David, 1 Chron. and dangerous.
XV. gave occasion to this Psalm. The re“ As soon as he arrived, the king, moval of the ark was celebrated in a great accompanied by the magistrates; the assembly of the people, and with suitable director-general of the watterstadt,
splendour during every part of the cere
The Levites lead the procession, Twent; his aide-de-camp, Krayenhoff'; accompanied by a great variety of vocal the colonel of the burgesses, Cuneus; and instrumental musick: and this ode and some officers, traversed this horri- appears to have been sung to the people ble theatre of devastation. He divided when they arrived at the summit of the the men called to assist into three par- the supreme and infinite dominion of God,
mountain. The opening is expressive of ties, one for each side of the canal, the arising from the right of creation. Bp. third for the rest of the city. He in Lowth.