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THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:
A. D. 1831.
PRINTED BY WILLIAM F. GEDDES.
Rev. Ezra Sriles Ely, D. D. Stated Clerk of the General Assembly, resides in Philadelphia, at No. 144, South Second Street; and to him the Stated Clerks of Presbyteries, under the care of the Assembly, are required to forward by mail, on or before the first day of May in each year, their statistical reports, in the form prescribed by the Assembly.
Mr. Isaac Snowden, resident at No. 218, Walnut Street, Philadelphia, is Treasurer of the Trustees of the General Assembly; and receives all funds collected for the Contingent and Commissioners' funds of the General Assembly; for the establishment of scholarships and professorships in the Theological Seminary at Princeton; and for all the general interests of the Presbyterian Church. He invests the permanent funds, holds the evidence of the same; and pays all orders of the General Assembly, under a warrant from the Trustees.
Rev. John McDowell, D. D. of Elizabethtown, N. J. is Permanent Clerk of the Assembly, and Secretary of the Board of Directors, and of the Board of Trustees, of the Theological Seminary at Princeton.
JAMES S. Green, Esq. of Princeton, N. J. is Treasurer of the Trustees of the Theological Seminary at Princeton.
Rev. John BRECKENRIDGE, of Philadelphia, is Corresponding Secretary and General Agent of the Board of Education, and to him each Presbytery should send, either by its Commissioners to the Assembly, or by mail, a distinct report on the subject of the education of poor and pious youth with a view to the Gospel Ministry; in which the sums collected and paid, and the number of its beneficiaries, should be stated; but if any Presbytery has done nothing in this business, the reason should be assigned.
Mr. Joseph B. MITCHELL of Philadelphia, is Treasurer of the Board of Education of the General Assembly.
SOLOMON ALLEN, Esq. is Treasurer of the Assembly's Board of Missions.
Rev.Joshua T. RUSSELL, of Philadelphia, is Corresponding Secretary and General Agent of the Board of Missions.
The Permanent and Stated Clerks are a standing Committee of Commissions, to one of whom each Commissioner should hand his commission, if possible, before 11 o'clock, A. M. of the day on which each future Assembly may meet.
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, THURSDAY, May 19th, 1831, at 11 o'clock, A. M. and was opened with a sermon, by the Rev. Ezra Fisk, D. D. the Moderator of the last Assembly, from Acts xxvi. 18. “To open their eyes, and to turn them froin darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and inheritance among them which are sanctiñed by faith that is in me.”
After public worship, the Assembly was constituted with prayer.
The Standing Committee of Commissions reported that the following persons present have been duly appointed Commissioners to this. General Assembly, viz.
OF THE PRESBITERY OF
William P. Platt.
Abraham D. Brinckerhoff
Edward N. Kirk.
Nathan S. S. Beman, D.D. Nicholas M. Masters.
John B. Shaw.
Loring Brewster. Lewis B. Parsons.
Dirck C. Lansing, D. D. Daniel Butts.
Abel Cadwell. Cayuga,
Samuel W. Brace. Ebenezer Warner.
Marcus Harrison. Tioga,
Samuel Robertson. None.