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Rev. Dr. CADY, of New York. We do not offer sent to them to-morrow, they will fall to the ground any resolution.
entirely. I think, therefore, for this reasou, it is The PRESIDENT. The motion is that the next better for the House, if it can, to remain in session General Convention moet in the city of Bosion. until Saturday afternoon. The motion was agreed to.
Rev. Dr. FULTON, of Alabama. There is a great Mr. WELSH, of Pennsylvania. I move that the deal of work yet to be done by this Convention, vote just taken be cominun.cated to the House of work that has been referred to the committees, Bishops at once.
which have been laboriously engaged in their duties, The motion was agreed to.
and it is work, moreover, of no mean importance. In the
of TIME OF FINAL ADJOURNMENT.
the Ritual discussion, it
was brought out that there was a strong feel. Rev. Dr. CADY, of New York. I now ask for ing in favor, among other things, of a Rubriaction on the other matter reported by the Commit- cal Commission to revise the Rubrics of the tee.
Book of Common Prayer in a large-minded, comThe Secretary read the following resolution: prehensive, catholic spirit. To that end, if the Con
“Resolved, that the Convention adjouru at five vention adopts that report of the Committee on o'clock on Saturday afternoon,
and that the House Canons, it will be necessary that a commission of Deputies meet the House of Bishops at 7:30 P. M., should be raised with extreme care. Not only must to unite in the closing devotional services, and to y we have men of learning, but we must have inen of listen to the Pastoral letter."
candor and breadth of view on that commission. I Mr. COPPEE, of Central Pennsylvania. I move consider that the selection of that commission will as an amendment Friday afternoon.
be one of the greatest acts of this Convention. Mr. LIVINGSTON, of New York. The clergy Again, there are other matters to be brought behave expected to have this Church as usual on fore the Convention. Our Committee on Canons Saturday afternoon at three o'clock.
has now many things ready or on the point of being Mr. WELSH, of Pennsylvania. It is not pro- ready. I do not think that unless we have a night posed to hold the evening session here.
session we can rightfully adjourn before Saturday Mr. LIVINGSTON, of New York. I move to afternoon. I therefore trust that this Convention amend the resolution by striking out “five" o'clock will either determine to sit at night, or sit till Saturand inserting “three." Before the question is put, day afternoon, or both, in order that the work may I ask the consent of the House to make one or two be done, and well and maturely done, with the full remarks, very brief and yet important.
voice of a full House. The Deputies from New York, upon whom de- | Rev. Dr. ANDREWS, of Virginia. I would ask volved the duty of allotting seats for the represen- the Secretary to state the matters that are now betatives of the Dioceses, found this difficulty, that fore us that have to be acted on before we adby the constitution every Diocese was
journ. titled to eight seats, and we were obliged to allot The SECRETARY. There are twenty-six items eight seats to every Diocese, although we were con- on the Calendar. There are twenty-two reports scious that some of the Dioceses from distant parts from the Committee on Canons yet to be acted would not send their full delegation. Now if the on; there are ten reports, it I am right in a hasty Deputies from Massachusetts have permission to ap- reckoning-six came in this very day-from the propriate such number of seats as in their judgment Committee on Constitutional Amendments. We shall be sufficient, we shall be brought closer to- have to take a vote by Dioceses and Orders on ratigether than we have been here under the resolu- fying the change in Article 4 of the Constitution; tion which was passed in 1871, whereby the and we have now five special orders of the day yet Deputies from New York were compelled to allot undecided. eight seats to each Diocese. I therefore at the pro- Mr. WELSH, of Pennsylvania. I should like to per time-it probably will come in after this reso- ask the Chairman of the Committee on Canons how lution-will move a resolution that the Deputies many matters they have before the House not acted from the Diocese wherein the next General Conven
upon ? tion holds its meetings shall have power to appro- Rev. Dr. MEAD, of Connecticut. I cannot anpriate sufficient seats for the Deputies as to them swer that question, but I am perfectly confident shall seem meet. You observe this gives them a that the Committee on Canons can get through (discretion wbich perhaps the House would not be their docket, without any difficulty, by Friday willing to give.
night. Mr. COPPEE, of Central Pennsylvania. I only Rev. Dr. CADY, of New York. I move an want to say to the Deputy from New York, that I amendment to the resolution offered by the gentlewish at th proper time to push the amendment I man from Central Pennsylvania. I believe his moproposed, that Friday shall be substituted for Satur- tion was that we should adjourn on Friday evening day. The reason is obvious, I think, to all the gen- at ten o'clock. tlemen present. Even during the Saturdays when Mr. COPPEE, of Central Pennsylvania. Friday we have been in session here, the House has been afternoon at five. I should be very glad to add to thinner than on other days, and I fancy that by that, that we have one night session in the meanSaturday evening there will hardly be a corporal's time as well. guard left. Gentlemen must go home, clergymen Rev. Dr. CADY, of New York. I was going to especially, to attend their parishes for Sunday. move that we have two evening sessions, one on
Mr. CÓMSTOCK, of Central New York. I think Thursday and one on Friday. it is inexpedient that the House should not resolve to Mr. OTIS, of Illinois. Why not take the question adjourn on Friday. We want a day for the tran- on agreeing to adjourn at five o'clock on Saturday! section of the real business of this House. Having i Rev. Dr. FARRINGTON, of New Jersey. I wish tinished these measures which have led to long the Convention could adjourn on Friday night, but debate, in the course of to-morrow I do not doubt if there be anything in the point which has been many messages of considerable importance submitted to us by the gentleman from Cencan be sent to the House of Bishops, and if tral New York, it is impossible that this House adjourns on Friday, the Consti- adjourn even Saturday. The Contutional time for the concurrence or non-concur- stitution requires that the House of Bishops shall rence of the House of Bishops will not have elapsed, have three days to act upon anything we send them, and if that House shall not act upon our messages and therefore whatever we do to-morrow may not
necessarily be completed by the House of Bishops if done, which will require cirefulness as well as we adjourn on Saturday. They require three full promptness, and promptness no less than carefuldays. It seems to me that if the questions before ness, I move that, with the exception of Chairmo us are to be settled by this Convention, it is impos- of Committees representing proposals coming from sible for us to adjourn this week. I wish we could. Committees, this House, hereafter limit all speeches
Mr. TAYLOR, of Virginia. I wish the Conven- to ten minutes. tion would stop this discussion and go to work on Rev. Dr. AYRAULT, of Central New York. I the Calendar, If we finish our work before Satur- would make one exception, and that is the discussion day and the House of Bishops advise us that they of the Baptismal question. are ready to adjourn, we can then adjourn; but if Rev. Dr. SPALDING, of Pittsburgh. That is too we go on spending our time in this discussion now, important a question to be limited to ten minutes. we shall certainly not adjourn on Saturday.
Rev. Dr. FULTON, of Alabama. I am appealed Mr. BURGWIN, of Pittsburgh. We certainly to to except the question of the Baptismal office. I have a very large amount of work upon our docket, do so. My motion, therefore, will be that in all and it depends on the Convention whether that business to be transacted hereafter, with the excepwork shall be done at all, whether it shall be done tion of the Baptismal Office, speeches shall be limitcarelessly or negligently, which would of course be ed to ten minutes, except only chairmen representa great deal worse than doing it not at all; or whether ing committees. we shall stay here and spend our time as we ought The PRESIDENT. Is there to be no limit of time to do. I do not think the Convention is now pre- on the baptismal question ? pared to fix a time when we shall adjourn. I believe Rev. Dr. FULTON, of Alabama. It appears to that during to-day and to-morrow, after having be acceptable that twenty minutes should be the worked upon our docket and seen what we have rule during the discussion on the Baptismal Service, cleared off and what will still remain, we shall then and I will incorporate that. be able to decide whether we can, in justice Rev. Dr. SPALDING, of Pittsburgh. I know to the Church that we represent, adjourn this many that will be limited by that at the time the week. So far as adjourning on Friday is concerned, debate is going on. we might as well adjourn now. The greater part of The PRESIDENT. The question is on the mothe work which the different committees have pre- tion of the Deputy from Alabama that debate on sented to you still remains to be considered, and a all questions that come before this House during great portion of it ought to be well and deliberately the session, except the Baptismal question, shall be considered, or else be thrown over to the next Gen- limited to ten minutes to each speech, and that on eral Convention,
| the Baptismal question they shall be limited to Mr. COPPEE, of Central Pennsylvania. I am twenty minutes, with the exception of chairmen of quite convinced by what has been said since I moved committees. the amendment, and I now withdraw it.
The motion was agreed to. Mr. BURGWIN, of Pittsburgh. I move to postpone the consideration of the question of the time
VOTE ON THE RITUAL CANON, of adjournment until to-morrow at four o'clock. Mr. OTIS, of Illinois. Is the Calendar now in
Mr. KING, of Long Island. It is evident to all order ? If so, I call for it. members that it is necessary to give the House of The PRESIDENT. The Secretary will state the Bishops three days' notice, that they may act with first matter in order on the Calendar. knowledge. I think, therefore, it is better to stick Mr. FORSYTH, of Albany. I rise to a question to five o'clock on Saturday.
of privilege. In the report of the vote taken upon Mr. BURGWIN, of Pittsburgh. It is suggested to the Canon on the Ritual, as appears in the official or me that the motion proper to be made is to lay this semi-official paper of this House, THE CHURCHMAN, question on the table. If that be done, it can be the Lay Deputies from the Diocese of Albany are taken up at any time we think proper. I make that reported as voting in the affirmative for that Canon. motion.
The fact is that they all voted the other way. We The motion was agreed to.
desire to have the record corrected in that respect.
The SECRETARY. The record of the Secretary THE BAPTISMAL SERVICE.
is correct. I am informed by the proprietors of Rev. Dr. ANDREWS, of Virginia. According to THE CHURCHMAN that they have discovered the the order of the day, beretofore fixed, the report of error alluded to and other errors in the statement the Committee on Canons on Baptismal Service was of that vote, and intend to make a correction. to be taken up immediately after the disposition of Mr. MEADS, of Albany. There was a sufficiently the Hymnal, but the time is so near for taking up small minority, and we wish to have the benefit the confirmation of the Missionary Bishops, that it of it. has been suggested that that be postponed until tomorrow at twelve o'clock, and made the order of the
COMMITTEE ON INDIAN AFFAIRS. day then, I make that motion.
A message (No. 57) from the House of Bishops Rev. Dr. WATSON, of North Carolina. I ask if announced the adoption by that House of the folthere is not an order already made for that hour !
lowing preamble and resolution : Rev. Dr. ANDREWS, of Virginia. This has the “Whereas, The Chief Magistrate of the United preference. But if you choose to make it the order
States has asked the co-operation of this Church, and of the day for eleven o'clock, it will satisfy me. of other religious bodies, in promoting the civilization
Mr. STEPHENS, of Tennessee. I think we had of the Indians by procuring for them moral and inbetter stop making special orders, and go on and
telligent agents, by supervising their work, and by clear the Calendar.
assisting those agents to industrial pursuits; and The PRESIDENT. The motion, as I understand
“Whereas, The Indian Commission of the Board it, isto make the report of the Committee on Canons, of Missions has acceded to the request of the Presiin regard to the Baptismal Office, the special order dent of the United States so far as to nominate for to-morrow at eleven o'clock.
agents for certain tribes of Indians; and The motion was agreed to.
* Whereas, It is expedient that the hands of these LIMITATION OF DEBATE.
should be upheld by the Churches, and that the In
dians thould be protected in their rights; therefore, Rev. Dr. FULTON, of Alabama. In view of the “ Resolved, That this House, with the concurrence fact that there is so beavy an amount of work to be of the House of Clerical and Lay Deputies, will ap
point a Standing Committee on Indian Affe irs. com- like to move the substitution of some other word, posed of six laymen, to co-operate with tłe Bourd / or at least that this report be recommitted, in order of Missions by supervising the secular work of the . to be amended in this particular. agencies under their care, by procuring such civili- Mr. MEADS, of Albany. Is the word “orthozing agencies as the Government does not provide, dox" to be found in the resolution or in the reand by invoking the aid of the Government, and, if port! need be, the assistance of the courts, in protecting Rev. Dr. BEARDSLEY, of Connecticut. It is the rights of the Indians.
used in the report. Mr. WELSH, of Pennsylvania. Is not that just Mr. MEADS, of Albany. This House is not bound what we did!
by the language of the report ; it is only bound by The SECRETARY. We have passe:1 by the action the language of the resolution. of this House a similar resolution. This now makes Rev. Dr. KIDNEY, of Minnesota. The report it the work of the General Convention, instead of will go on the Journal, and therefore it would this House,
seem to have been in the mind of this Convention Mr. WELSH, of Pennsylvania. Then I move that that the word “orthodox" in this particular does the message of the House of Bishops be concurred mean what is not in accordance with the literal inin ; and that will settle the matter.
terpretation of this word. The motion to concur was agreed to.
Ńr. STEPHENS, of Tennessee. That is a matter
the House has nothing to do with, but only the ComDELEGATES FROM MISSIONARY DISTRICTS.
mittee who drafted the report. What we have to do The House proceeded to the consideration of the ' with is the resolution. I move that it be adopted. Calendar, on which the first business was the follow- The PRESIDENT. The question is on the adoping resolution reported by the Committee on tion of the resolution. Canons :
The resolution was agreed to. “Resolved, That the Committee on Canons be dis- Mr. MCCRADY, of South Carolina. I have been charged from the consideration of the proposed trying to get the eye of the Chair. I only want to amendment to the standing order of ‘Delegates say that the word can be used in two senses; and if from Missionary Jurisdictions.'”
the whole Convention should say that our creed was The resolution was agreed to.
correct in that respect, that would be no authority. PRESIDING BISHOP.
I want to express my opinion, I know I cannot The next business on the Calendar was the follow
change the determination of this body. No one who ing resolution reported by the Committee on Canons
has ever examined the question tells us that it is on a Canon proposed by Rev. Mr. Knickerhacker of!
historic; and who can say that that word "pro
ceeded” has not the two literal senses and cannot be Minnesota: “Resolved, That the Committee on Canons be
accommodated to any sense at all ? discharged from the consideration of the proposed
ARTICLE 4 OF CONSTITUTION.
The SECRETARY. The next business on the The next Business on the Calendar was the fol
Calendar is a resolution respecting Article 4 of the lowing re3o lution reported from the Committee on
Constitution, reported on the 14th day, by the ComCanons:
mittee on Amendments to the Constitution, to wit : “Resolved, That this House concurs in the amend
“Resolved (the House of Bishops concurring, ment of  Section 7 of Canon 13 of Title I., rela
That the alteration of Article 4 of the Constitution ting to Standing Com initieus in Missionary jurisdic
proposed in the last General Convention, and made tioa, propose i to this House in Message No. 9, from
known to the several Diocesan Conventions, and the House of Bishops."
printed on page 160 of the Journal of the last GeneThe resolution was agreei to.
ral Convention, he and the same is hereby finally
agreed to and ratified, as provided by Article 9 of NICENE CREED.
the Constitution." The SECRETARY. The next busine3 on the This requires a vote by Diocesez and orders. Calendar is the report of the Committee on the Rev. Dr. CADY, of New York. I move that we Prayer-Book relating to the Nicene Creed, to which proceed to vote. is appended the following resolution :
Mr. BLAIR, of Maryland. Will the Secretary “Resolved, That this Church ought not to enter read the amendment ? upon any consideration of the proposition to revise The Secretary read as follows : the Nicene Creed until it can be done in united “Rezolved (the House of Bishops concurring, Council of all those autonomous churches using the That Article 4 of the Constitution be amended by English rite and in communion with this Church 'omitting the last seven words, by any Church and the Church of England.”
dəstitute of a Bishop,' and substituting the words Rev. Dr. KIDNEY, of Minnesota. I presim 3 'in another Diocese by the ecclesiastical authority from the tenor of this report it is intended to be en- thereof,' so that th: Article shall read: tirely disinterested, dispassionate, and it is there- "Article 4. The Bishop or Bishops in every Diofore not an ex parte one. I call attention, however, case shall be chosen agreeably to such rules as shall to the ambiguity of a certain word in this report, be fixed by the Convention of that Diocese, and that is to say, the word “orthodox." It is therein every Bishop of this Church shall confine the exerstatei that the
139 of the Filioque in cise of his Episcopal Office to his proper Diocese, the creed is capable of an orthodox interpretation, unless requested to ordain or confirm, or perform thereby giving rise to the inference that the ordi- any other art of the Episcopal Office, in another Dioniry, literal interpretation of the term is not ortho- ceze by the Ecclesiastical authority thereof." dox. It would strike many readers reading this The PRESIDENT. The question has to be taken raport that the word “orthodox" here is used in a by Dioceses and Orders. tecnical sense, as used by those who speak of the Mr. COMSTOCK, of Central New York. If we Holy Orthodox Eastern Church. I think the get a un unimous vote, that will include all the Dioreport should not be ambiguous, and should
I move that the resolution be adopted unannot seem to give any meaning to one side
imously. or the other of this controverted question, Mr. OTIS, of Illinois. Cannot the Secretary which, under the prezent phraseology, it just call the Dioceses by name, Alabama, etc., withstrikes me it does seem to do. I therefore would out taking the vote of each individual ?
Mr. STEPHENS, of Tennesser. We cau cast one the Committee, be authorized for use on the same solid vo'e for each Order in each deputation.
condition as the Table of Lessons for Lent." The PRESIDENT. The Dioceses will be called, Mr. OTIS, of Illinois. Is the report signed ? and will vote as they are called. It is supposed Rev. Dr. BEACH, of New York. It is signed by that the action of the House will be unanimous, so as all the members of the Joint Committce. I ask the to save calling so many names.
Secretary to read the names. Mr. WHITTLE, of Georgia. I hope I may be al
The Secretary read as follows:
“ALEX, GREGG, J. FREEMAN YOUNG, lowed to explain this vote. This amendment most certainly ought to pass. As the law now stands, no Bishop
M. A. DE W. HOWE, T. W. COIT,
ALFRED B. BEACH, E. E. BEARDSLEY. has a right to exercise Episcopal functions beyond the limits of his Diocese, except in the case of a va
ISAAC G. HUBBARD, CHARLES R. HALE."
Rev. Dr. BEACH, of New York. Under the accancy. This law provides that he may so act on the invitation of the Diocese. That is simply the pro
tion of the Convention the other day upon the resovision. It was referred to the Committee on Canons
lution offered by the Committee on Amendments to last Convention, and I believe unanimously reported
the Constitution, as I understand, it will be impossiin favor of.
ble for us to get the use of this Lectionary under
three years. Am I right in that ? The PRESIDENT. The Secretary will call the
The PRESIDENT. I do not recollect the deciroll of Dioceses.
sion of the House. The Dioceses were called with the following re
Rev. Dr. MEAD, of Connecticut. Is this Lecsult :
tionary part of the Prayer-Book ? If it is, nothing CLERICAL VOTE.-Aye.-Alabama, Albany, Cali- but a constitutional amendment would reach it. fornia, Central New York, Central Pennsylvania,
Rev. Dr. BEACH, of New York. Now I have Connecticut, Delaware, Easton, Florida, Georgia,
the answer for that question. Under the action of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Long Is
the Committee on Amendments to the Constitution, land, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts,
it is impossible for us to pass this first resolution, inMichigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Neb
asmuch as they have decided that this cannot be alraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York,
tered under three years. North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvaina, Pittsburgh, Rev. Dr. CADÝ, of New York. That has not Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas,
passed this House. Their report simply goes on the Vermont, Virginia, Western New York, Wisconsin
Calendar, to come up in its order. -40.
Rev. Dr. BEACH, of New York. It will do no LAY VOTE.-Aye -- Alabama, Albany, Central
harm, at any rate, for me to move the passage of New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Easton, Florida,
the following resolution : Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky,
“ Resolved, That the Joint Committee be continu-. Long Island, Louisiana Maine. Maryland, Massa
ed in charge of this matter for its more thorough chusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri,
consideration, and to afford opportunity for such New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, 'Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Rhode
improvements as may be suggested by its actual Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont,
Mr. BURGWIN, of Pittsburgh. I make this Virginia, Western New York, Wisconsin—38.
suggestion: The report from the Committee on The PRESIDENT. The proposed amendment of Canons, which will be made the order of the day on the Constitution is finally ratified, so far as depends Friday, provides for a commission to revise the on this House,
Rubrics of the Prayer-Book, and many other
things to prepare a new Lectionary especially for LECTIONARY FOR LENT.
Lent. If that be adopted, it will undoubtedly cover The SECRETARY. The next business on the the resolution which the gentleman now offers, and Calendar is the report of the Joint Committee to I presume it will be adopted ; but inasmuch as it prepare the new Lectionary for week-days in Lent,' may miscarry by press of time or for other reasons, copies of which will be distributed.
and inasmuch as we all admit that we do reRev. Dr. BEACH, of New York. That report has
quire a new Lectionary, and it is conceded that it never been read. I call for its reading.
will require three years to give us that Lectionary,
I am prepared now to move that this Lectionary be The SECRETARY read as follows :
proposed by this General Convention for adoption ** The Joint Committee, to whom was assigned by at the next. It does not require a change of the Conthe last General Convention the preparation of a stitution. That is misconception. The Table of Lessons for tbe week-days of Lent, beg leave Constitution itself, in Article 8, provides that to report the accompanying table and resolution : alterations and changes in the Prayer-Book
* Resolved (the House of Bishops concurring), may be made_(and of course a Lectionary is That the Table of Lessons reported by the Committee portion of the Prayer Book) at one General Convenhe authorized for use till the next General Conven- tion, and adopted at the other. We therefore by tion, provided the same shall be approved by the such action do not touch the Constitution; we Bishop of each Diocese or Missionary Jurisdiction, simply act under the Constitution. It is Article 9 respectively
which provides how changes in the Constitution Resolved, That the Joint Committee be con- may be made. tinued in charge of this matter for its more Of the Lectionary which has now been presented thorough consideration, and to afford opportunity I know nothing, but am willing to take it from the for such improvements as may be suggested by its Committee as they have presented it; and if it be actual use.
the sense of the House that this Lectionary should *The Committee would add that whilst engaged in be at all events proposed for adoption, if they have the duty assigned to them they have also prepared such confidence in the Committee as to be willing to a table of lessons for the Ember and Rogation days, propose it for adoption and thereby save three regarding this, though not specified, as embraced in years, the only way in which it can be done is now the spirit and aim of the resolution under which by action of this House to propose it for adoption at they were appointed, and recommend the follow- the next General Convention, and if then it be resolution :
adopted it will become final. Resolved, That the Table of Lessons for the Mr. RACE, of Louisiana. I wish to say on behalf Ember and Rogation Days, herewith presented by of the Committee
Rev. Dr. BEACH, of New York. I sball be tion? If you do that, you can act upon this portion through in one moment. I wish simply to say that of their report at all events. We need not discharge a Lectionary for the whole Christian year has been the Committee. They remain to perfect their prepared by this Committee. It was a Joint Corn. work, and, so far as they have gone, we can act mittee, appointed in 1868. If the Committee on the on it in 1877. Now, it is not well to trust to what is revision of the Rubrics
to be done by this House as to amendments to the Mr. BURGWIN, of Pittsburgh. The Committee Constitution or the Prayer-Book, because there is a on Canons have presented a report, asking this
difference of opinion about that even in our own House to raise a Commission to revise the Rubrics, Committee, and I shall certainly be very loth to see and to take into consideration the adoption of a
this House adopt such a resolution as is said to new Lectionary as a portion of the measure, which have been reported by the Committee on Amendthey are now prepared to advocate.
This Committee can now we may prepare a Lectionary without touch- hearing on that subject. ing the Rubrics, except in that particular, act directly and act securely if they will only send but the object of the Committee was to have a gen
down this Lectionary as a proposal that the Lectioneral revision of the Rubrics, and especially that that
ary shall be so amended in the particulars which Commission have in charge the preparation of a
they have named, and hereafter, when they have new Lectionary, especially for Lent; but the mem
completed their labors, send the rest. You act upon bers will perceive that that will postpone action for
the Prayer-Book, you do not act upon the Constitusix years, because that Commission cannot report
tion. until the next General Convention.
Mr. BATTLE, of North Carolina. It is four Mr. COMSTOCK, of Central New York. The o'clock, and I call for the order of the day. Committee on Constitutional Amendments have
Rev. Mr. GIRAULT, of Louisiana. That is out prepared a report extending the Constitution in
of order. There is a motion to lay this report on such a general manner that we can pass the Lec
the table. tionary at the next General Convention without proposing it at this. Adopt it first by this Con
Rev. Mr. ROGERS, of Texas. If the gentleman vention, and then ratify it by the next Convention,
making the report will allow me to offer a substitute and then any Convention will bave it in its power,
for his motion, I desire to introduce two resolutions, without its being proposed to the previous Conven
which send this Lectionary down. I wish to more tion, to adopt what you suggest.
that this Table of Lessons be sent to the Dioceses for Mr. BURGWIN, of Pittsburgh. I understand
consideration. I wish to move, second, that; but that depends on two contingencies. It
Resolved, that the said proposition be made
known to the several Diocesan Conventions." depends upon the contingency of our proposing that amendment or agreeing to it, if it should ever be
Because it has to be sent down by resolution. reached; and, in the second place, whether it will
That places it before the Dioceses, and it may be be acted upon favorably by the next General
acted upon at the next General Convention. Convention, which are two very doubtful con- Rev. Dr. BEACH, of New York. Will you intingencies; but as a Lectionary for the whole clude in that the Table of Lessons for the Rogation year which this Committee has prepared, I for one Days and Ember Days ? am willing to vote for it now, without knowing Rev. Mr. ROGERS, of Texas. I will. anything of it more than that it has come from that Rev. Dr. BEACH, of New York. And the LecCommittee, and let it rest for three years, so that tionary for the whole Christian year ! independently of all other contingencies, if we ap- Rev. Mr. ROGERS, of Texas. "Yes, as you have prove it, we may finally agree to it and ratify it and reported them. make it the Lectionary of the Church, of which we Rev. Dr. BEACH, of New York. It may be proper all know the great want.
for me here to state that this is to all intents and purRev. Dr. PĂRET, of Central Pennsylvania. Mr. poses the same with the new Lectionary of the Church President
of England. I will withdraw my motion for that of The PRESIDENT. Dr. Beach gave way to the the gentleman from Texas. gentleman from Pittsburgh.
Rev. Mr. ROGERS, of Texas. Then I move that Rev. Dr. BEACH, of New York. That explan- the Lectionary as just reported be proposed, and I ation has involved me in so much talk in connection move this resolution—"That the Secretary be direcwith the whole subject that I propose to leave it. ted to transmit said proposition to the several I take it for granted this Convention does not propose Dioceses." That conforms to the eighth article to leave two committees engaged on one and the exactly. same work.
Rev. Dr. WATSON, of North Carolina. I submit This Joint Committee which was appointed in there will be an interference with the other measures 1868 will have to be discharged from this wole proposed by the Committee on Canons, which promatter, and then the work which they have ac- poses to take up this very subject. The Commission complished can be passed over to this Committee, on the Revision of Rubrics will be acting upon this if is raised or created ; and it strikes me that very question at the same time that this precise form on the Calendar we are getting somewhat mixed. of it is presented to the Dioceses. If
knew what these propositions Rev. Mr. ROGERS, of Texas. This only allows to be,
and what action would be us to act upon both three years hence. That is all taken by this Convention upon them, it does, and if we do not do this we may be comthen we should be enabled to go over this matter with pelled, and shall be compelled, to so six years. That something like order. But as it stands now, I am
is the only difference. forestalling, it seems, by this report some work which The PRESIDENT. The time has now arrived for it is proposed to do hercafter touching the same the order of the day. subject. I move that this report be laid on the Rev. Mr. HANCKEL, of Virginia. I think we table until the report of the Committee on Canons can vote on the question before us now. touching the Rubrical revision is reached, and that The PRESIDENT. Is the House ready for the it be taken up in connection with that subject. question on the resolution : “ Yes."
Mr. MOCRADY, of South Carolina. This Com- Mr. DE ROSSET, of North Carolina. Must we mittee have prepared a portion of a Lectionary, and not take the vote on that by Dioceses and orders ? they submit it to us. Why not let that go down to Mr. BATTLE, of North Carolina. I call for the all the Dioceses and return here at the next Conven- order of the day.