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THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:
A. D. 1826.
PRINTED BY JESPER HARDING.
Rev. EZRA STILES ELÝ, D. D. Stated Clerk of the General Assembly, and Corresponding Secretary of the Board of Education, resides in Philadelphia, No. 144, South Second Street; and to him all Reports of Presbyteries on Education and other subjects should be addressed. The Stated Clerks of the several Presbyteries are particularly requested to forward to him by mail, if some other opportunity does not present, their statistical reports for 1827, before the middle of May next. He will also receive directions concerning the transmission of the Minutes; and proposals for the location of the Western Theological Seminary. He is authorized to furnish any minister or elder of the Presbyterian Church with as complete a set of the Minutes of the General Assembly, since its formation, as can now be obtained, in connexion with one copy of the Digest, for $1, which is to be paid to the Missionary fund.
MR. Isaac SNOWDEN, of Philadelphia, is Treasurer of the Trustees of the General Assembly, and receives all funds collected for missions; for the payment of Commissioners to the Assembly; for the establishment of scholarships and professorships in either of our Seminaries; and for all the general interests of the Presbyterian Church, not hereafter particularly excepted. He invests the permanent funds, holds the evidence of the same, and pays all orders of the General Assembly, in favour of missionaries, commissioners, and others, under a warrant from the Trustees.
John Stillé, Esq. of Philadelphia, is Treasurer of the Board of Education, and receives all monies for the education of poor and pious youth for the Gospel ministry, subject to the orders of the Board.
JAMES S. GREEN, Esq. of Princeton, N. J. is Treasurer of the Trustees of the Theological Seminary located in Princeton ;-and receives the income of scholarships and professorships from Mr. Snowden, or from the founders of the same, provided they still hold the principal. He also receives contributions to the Students' fund, and to the General Expense Fund; and all bequests made to the Seminary in the State of New Jersey, not otherwise specifically devised.
The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America met, agreeably to appointment, in the First Presbyterian Church in the City of Philadelphia, May 18th, 1826, at 11 o'clock, A. M. and was opened by the Rev. Stephen N. Rowan, D. D. the Moderator of the last Assembly, with a Sermon from Colossians, iv. 17, “ Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it.”
After prayer, the Commissions were read, and it appeared that the following Ministers and Elders were duly appointed, and attended as Commissioners to the Assembly, viz:
OF THE PRESBYTERY OF
Joseph Penney. Jacob Gould.
William F. Curry.
Henry Axtell, D. D. Theodore Parsons.
James H. Hotchkin. None.
James Richards, D. D. James M.Chain.
William M. Adams.
Eleazar S. Barrows. None.
Moses Parmelee. John Fine.
William Miltimore. None.
John Chester, D.D. Joseph Green.
Henry B. Stimson. Levi Calender.