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be left to slumber in the arms of the Committee the change, it will be altogether agreeable to reporting it. When Connecticut is ready to part them. with a cherished vestige of her ancient history, or
Rev. Dr. WILLIAMS, of Georgia. I do not prowhen she can be made to see that her example, or
pose to discuss this question; I only wish to say that the example of Maryland and Easton, is the least
this is an important question involving the most imobstruction to the progress of the Church, then pass
portant rights of Dioceses. There is a very small your Canon, and we will graciously submit to its
portion of the Convention here, and I understand direction; not before.
even a less proportion present in the House of BiMr. WELSH, of Pennsylvania. Mr. President, shops. I therefore move to postpone this question having introduced this proposition, I feel bound to to the next General Convention, answer some of the arguments of the Deputy from Rev. Dr. BEARDSLEY, of Connecticut. I obConnecticut. He says that it is a mere theory. ject to that. The question is on indefinite postponeWhy, sir, if there is a fixed principle in our Church, ment. this is a principle. I would state that before introduc- Rev. Dr. WILLIAMS, of Georgia. I had not ing it, it was my privilege to confer with the Bishop heard that motion. of Maryland and the Bishop of Connecticut. The Mr. MONTGOMERY, of Georgia. I desire to say Bishop of Connecticut, while he would have been glad a single word, and it is upon the constitutional to have this change deferred until after his death, ad- question. There are very serious doubts in my mind mitted that it was right, and that if made, he would whether we can do this, notwithstanding the opinion accede to it. The Bishop of Maryland thought that which seems to have been given by Chief-Justice there were constitutional impediments, but he, too, Waite. I differ toto coelo from him on that point, I understood, would be glad to have the change but perhaps it may be owing to the different legal made. I asked him if there were any persons in schools in which we have been brought up. Let me this House with whom I could confer about the illustrate this matter. Suppose the Congress of the question. He instanced Chief Justice Waite, and United States propose an amendment to the Contwo others. I got them together, and they exam- stitution of the United States. They refer ined it, and saw no difficulty whatever, believing them to the States; and, as everybody knows, that the power rests with us. I believe we under- the Legislatures of three-fourths of the States may stand that in the early history of the Church, when agree to it, and amend the Constitution. But will the approval of Bishops-elect was entirely with the it be pretended that Congress can say to those Convention, and it was not expected that the States, “ You must elect your Legislatures thus and Standing Committees would act, the General Conven- so ; you must amend your Constitution as to the tion was chary about touching this matter; but the mode in which you elect your State Legislatures"? moment the Standing Committees become our Not at all. It must accept the Legislatures agents and our representatives, they cannot repre- of the States the means by which it sent us except they be organized on the very princi- proposes
amendment to the Constiple of our Constitution. The Dioceses may have tution. There is another mode pointed out, by Standing Committees for their own purposes and which the Constitution of the United States may be make them all of the laity or all of the clergy ; but amended ; and that is by calling a convention, if they be our Standing Committees, to do our which Congress also has the power to do. If they work, to examine the fitness of a Bishop-elect for are dissatisfied with the Legislatures of the States, the office, and if they are to perform the new duty as the States present them, then they must resort to we have just assigned to them in the Canon of the other method, but they cannot go down to the Ritual, we cannot, according to my view, give them States and say: "You must elect your Legislatures a power which we have not ourselves. We have no thus and so.” That is an infringement upon the power to say to the clerical members of this con- constitutional rights of the States, and Congress vention, You may examine a person upon any cannot do it. So, I apprehend, here we particular thing," and yet we tell the Diocesan not do
any such thing; we cannot sav Standing Committees that they may be made of all to the different Dioceses of the general Church, clergy or all laity without any restriction.
“ You must elect such and such members to your I think gentlemen can easily see that there is a Standing Committees." We must accept the principle which lies at the very foundation struc- Standing Committees as the Dioceses present them ture of our Church, and when we rise up or ask the
If the objection be raised that the laity dioceses to raise up Standing Committees to perform ought to be represented in the choice of Bishops, certain important duties, they should be made to then we must resort to the other alternative which correspond precisely with the principles of our is in our power ; we must require all the Bishops, Church. If it be a mere theory, then Connecticut whether elected within six months before the sitand Maryland and Easton may continue as they ting of this General Convention, or not, to be preare, and if they so continue there is nothing sented to us. That is the only way in which we to hinder from having every Standing
can act. Committee in the whole Church composed Mr. STEVENSON, of Kentucky. I concur with entirely of clergy entirely of laymen, the Deputy last up, except that I am more strong in
I recollect once visiting an insane hospital, and my convictions that this proposition is clearly unone of the men inside said to me: “ We are not in- constitutional. It certainly ought not to be passed sane; we are sane; but we are in the minority now without a thorough examination of the question of and we are inside. By-and-by when we get in the power. Sir, these Dioceses are confederated Diomajority, you will all be in here and we shall be ceses, within one General Convention, and I say to
the Deputy from Pennsylvania, for whom I enterIt may be that in some Dioceses the laity may tain great respect, that he will fail in his object for have the upper hand; in others the clergy may have the reason that this Convention cannot force any the upper hand; and so we may have our Standing Diocese to choose a Bishop except as that Diocese Committees, composed sometimes altogether of laity shall please. and sometimes altogether of clergy. The three The Fourth Article of this Constitution says: Dioceses named, so far as we know, are the only “The Bishop or Bishops in every Diocese shall be Dioceses that have Standing Committees composed chosen agreeably to such rules as shall be fixed by entirely of clergymen; and from what I have heard the Convention of the Diocese." The Diocesan from their Bishops, I am inclined to believe that if Convention, under its Constitution, may exclude the change be made, if we have the power to make its laity, and why not? Who shall dare to say that
they shall not? Have we any power to force a been sent up to this House, requesting this change, Diocese to send representatives to this Convention from the laity of the Diocese of Connecticut ? Clearly not. They will be bound by your arts, but Rev. Dr. WATSON, of North Carolina. No; the you cannot, unless that Diocese chooses to
measure came without any memorial. send representatives here, have it repre- Rev. Mr. HOPKINS, of Albany. Have any mesented. I utterly deny the power of this
morials been sent in from the Diocese of Maryland General Convention, much as I desire conformity from the laity? and uniformity, to undertake to impose on a Dio- Rev. Dr. WATSON, of North Carolina. No, sir. cese in the exercise of its individual, constitutional Rev. Mr. HOPKINS, of Albany: Diocesan rights, the giving up of any privilege been sent in from the laity of the Diocese of which they have had once, which has not been taken
Easton ? from them by the Constitution. So far from that
Rev. Dr. STEARNS, of Easton. No, sir. being the case, the Constitution recognizes the con- Rev. Mr. HOPKINS, of Albany. We are told stitutional right of each Diocese, respectively, to the attempt was made in the Diocese of Connectielect a Bishop in its own way; and there
cut, and was voted down by the laity. I have also is no lawyer and no judge, and no member of
been informed that the attempt has been made in this Convention, I think, who will say, looking at the Diocese of Maryland, and has been voted down that provision, that a Diocesan Convention, if it
by the laity. And so far as it seems to me now, pleases, by a unanimous vote of its Diocese may not
after the answers to my questions, it would appear frame a Constitution which shall exclude the laity
that the change memorialized for in from representation in their Diocesan Standing these three Dioceses by no
person but the Committee. That being the case, I think we stand
Lay Deputy from Pennsylvania. Under these ciron tender ground, and we ought not to pass this cumstances, and considering that the two Dioceses Canon until the question has been examined. I
of Connecticut and Maryland (Easton being formed hope it will be postponed.
out of Maryland and partaking of its usage) are Mr. STARK, of Connecticut. I concur, Mr. Presi- two of our oldest Dioceses, our old historic Dident, most heartily in the opinion expressed by the oceses, and a great majority of those represented learned Deputies from Kentucky and Georgia in re- now on this floor are comparatively mere upstarts lation to the constitutional questions involved in in comparison with them. I think it is exceedingly the proposition before the House, and I rise, particu- out of character for us to try to force upon those larly on behalf of the laity of the Diocese of Con- Dioceses a change which they do not desire, and necticut, to enter a respectful protest against the ac- have refused to accept of their own free motion. tion that is proposed here upon this question. I be- One other word. In each of these Dioceses, if I lieve I speak the sentiments of the laity of that Dio- am rightly informed, the members of the Standing cese when I say that we are heartily in concurrence Committee, although consisting of clergy only, are with the opinion expressed to the House by my elected by the votes of both orders. It needs a con clerical colleague from that Diocese, and that this current vote by both orders before any man can be House ought not, under these circumstances, to elected on the Standing Committee; and if the laity press this question to a vote, but ought to indefinite- are satisfied with that mode of representation, ly postpone it as has been proposed.
there is no call upon the part of any one Rev. Dr. KIDNEY, of Minnesota. Mr. Presi- else that I
to interfere, and dent, this is not a question of how a Bishop shall be I would especially desire to put down the spirit elected by a Diocese, so that the argument of the of meddling where it is none of our business, where Lay Deputy from Kentucky is not relevant. It is a there is no call to meddle, and where we had better question as to the confirmation of a Bishop who has consider the old question of Lord Melbourne. been elected. When a Bishop has been elected by a When people wanted to bring in changes for which Diocese, as we know, that election must come before there was no use, he would always say, the Standing Committees of the several Dioceses let it alone ?” I'move to lay the whole subject on and must be passed upon. Shall those Standing the table. Committees be some of
them composed of The PRESIDENT. The hour for recess has arrived, clergymen alone, or shall they be composed of but if the House is ready, the Chair will put the quesclergymen and laymen for the sake of tion on the motion to lay on the table. uniformity ? That is the question. I am clearly Rev. Mr. HOPKINS, of Albany. Rev. Dr. Watof opinion that this is constitutional son desires me to withdraw the motion, and I do so. question, and that we have not the constitutional Rev. Dr. WATSON, of North Carolina. I will right to make this change. Nevertheless, the object renew it in a moment. I desire to express my own desired is, I think, a worthy one ; not that we dissent, as a member of the Committee on Canons, should interfere with the position of the Standing from the measure reported. It does seem to be an Committees, leaving so their several Dioceses to unnecessary interference with Dioceses. If the laity determine what they shall be, but that we should of any Diocese choose to express their will through ensure, by some provision of canonical consent, that the clergy of the Diocese, I maintain that they bave the election of a Bishop should be made a perfect right to do so. It is no repression of the not only by the clergy, but by the voice of the laity whatever, but simply their way laity
land. of being represented. Now, as bound, I renew the Therefore, I contend that we are not prepared to motion to lay on the table. accede to this proposition, on the ground that it Mr. SMITH, of South Carolina. Let me ask the does touch the constitutional rights of Dioceses. I gentleman who made the motion to withdraw it for am also prepared to state that we should refer the a moment that I may renew the motion for indefimatter back to the Committee on Canons, in order nite postponement, for this reason : a question laid that they may mature some resolution, some Canon, on the table may be called up, and I do not think or some legislation whereby the question may be this House should hold that power in their hands in reached; that is to say, whereby uniformity shall regard to the matter. prevail throughout the Church in this land, that in The PRESIDENT. This will certainly not be the confirmation of a Bishop-elect, the laity of called up again at this session. The question is on every Diocese, as well as the clergy, shall be repre- the motion to lay the subject on the table. sented, and shall give their consent.
The motion was agreed to. Rev. Mr. HOPKINS, of Albany. I would en- The PRESIDENT. The House will now take a quire, first of all, whether any memorials have recess until two o'clock.
“ Can't you
At two o'clock the House resumed its session. On the written request of twelve members to the ORGANIZATION OF THE HOUSE.
same,' after the word .shall,' in the sixth line, so as
to read as follows: Mr. OTIS, of Illinois. I move that the House
"Sec. 17. [1.) If during the recess of the Genagree to the report of the Joint Committee of Con
eral Convention, and more than six months previous ference in regard to the disagreement between the
to its session, any vacancy arise, either by death, two Houses in reference to an amendment of Sec
resignation, or other cause, in the office of any Mistion 1, of Canon 1, of Title III.
sionary Bishop of this Church (whether domestic or The report was read as follows :
foreign), the House of Bishops shall, on the written “The Joint Committee of Conference, appointed to request of twelve members of the same, be convened consider the disagreement between the two Houses
by the Presiding Bishop, or, in case of his death, by in regard to an amendment to Section 1, of Canon
the Bishop who, according to the rules of the House 1, Title III., proposed by the House of Deputies, of Bishops, is to preside at the next General Conrespectfully report that they recommend the adop
vention ; and thereupon may proceed to fill any and tion of the proposed amendment, with the altera
every such vacancy that may then exist, by electing tion of the words .each House of the General Con
a suitable person or persons to be a Bishop or Bishvention,' to the House of Deputies,' as expressed
ops of this Church, to exercise Episcopal functions in the following resolution:
within the district, place, country, territory, station, “Resolved, That the following clause be added to
or jurisdiction, where such vacancy or vacancies Section 1, of Canon 1, of Title III., of the Digest: may exist ; and in case of such election, they shall,
"  The Rules and Orders of the House of Dep- by the Presiding Bishop, or by some person or per: uties shall be in force in the ensuing General Con
sons specially appointed, communicate the fact of vention until the organization thereof, and until
such election to the Standing Committees of the they be amended or repealed by the said House."
Churches in the different Dioceses ; and each StandThe resolution was agreed to.
ing Committee that shall consent to the proposed ABSENCE OF CLERGYMEN.
consecration shall forward the evidence of such
consent to the Presiding Bishop, or Bishop aforesaid. The PRESIDENT. The Secretary will report the And if the major number of the Standing Commitnext business on the Calendar.
tees shall consent to the proposed consecration, the The SECRETARY. The next business on the Presiding or other Bishop as aforesaid shall forward Calendar is the following resolution, reported from copies of the evidence of such consent to each Bishop the Committee on Canons :
of this Church then within the limits of the United “Resolved, That the Committee on Canons be dis- States ; and if a majority of such Bishops consent charged from the consideration of the proposed to the consecration, the Presiding Bishop or Bishop amendment to Canon 7 of Title II.: ‘Of a Clergy- aforesaid, with any two Bishops, or any three Bishman absenting himself from his Diocese.'”
ops to whom he may communicate the testimonials, The resolution was agreed to.
may proceed to perform the same.
Mr. OTIS, of Illinois. That is an important TESTIMONIALS OF BISHOPS-ELECT.
amendment to the Canon in respect to a Special The next business on the Calendar was the follow
Session of the House of Bishops during the ing resolution, reported by the Committee on
recess of the General Convention. As it now Canons :
stands, it rests with the option of the Senior Bishop “Resolved, That the subject of procedure of this
to call a Special Session. This Canon provides that House, in its action upon the testimonials of Bishops
if any twelve members of the House request the elect, be referred to a Special Committee of five, to
Senior Bishop to call a session, it shall be called consider and report to the next General Conven
Important property rights are liable to be involved tion."
and other important matters; and it should not be Rev. Dr. WILLIAMS, of Georgia. I move that
left to the discretion of one Bishop whether the vathat be laid on the table. It is too important a sub
cancy be filled or put off to the next General Conject to be acted on now.
vention. Therefore, it is wisely provided that any The motion was agreed to.
twelve Bishops may require the meeting of the STUDENTS IN SEMINARIES.
House of Bishops to fill a vacancy in the office of
Missionary Bishop. The next business on the Calendar was the follow
Rev. Mr. HOPKINS, of Albany. Does it not now ing resolution from the Committee on Canons:
read “shall ” ? * Resolved, That the Committee on Canons be dis
Rev. Dr. WATSON, of North Carolina. It is charged from consideration of the subject of pas
amended to read “may.” toral charge of students in Theological Semi
Rev. Mr. HOPKINS, of Albany. Then it is not naries,” etc. The resolution was agreed to.
to be convened unless twelve members request it ?
Rev. Dr. FARRINGTON, of New Jersey. There INHIBITION OF ACCUSED MINISTERS,
must be twelve to make the request. It is a very The next business on the Calendar was the fol
good amendment. lowing resolution reported by the Committee on
The resolution was agreed to. Canons:
ACTION OF HOUSE OF BISHOPS. 'Resolved, That this House do not concur with the House of Bishops in the amendment of Canon 2,
The next business on the Calendar was the followTitle II., proposed to this House in Message No. 40, ing resolution reported by the Committee on from the House of Bishops, relating to the inhibi- Canons : tion of an accused minister."
“Resolved, That this House do not concur with The resolution was agreed to.
the House of Bishops in the amendment to Section
2, of Canon 13, Title I., proposed to this House in MISSIONARY BISHOPS.
Message No. 42, and relating to the consent of the The next business on the Calendar was the follow- House of Bishops to the consecration of Bishopsing resolution, reported by the Committee on Can- elect."
Mr. SMITH, of South Carolina. I hope that will “Resolved (the House of Bishops concurring), be explained. That Clause 1, of Section 17, of Canon 13, of Title Rev. Dr. WATSON, of North Carolina. The I., is hereby amended by the insertion of the words: object of the Committee was to avoid making it
dependent upon the vote of the Foreign Missionary
THANKS TO SECRETARY PERRY. Bishops to affect the majority.
Rev. Dr. SCHENCK, of Long Island. I offer the The resolution was agreed to.
Resolved, That this House desires to express its STATUS OF MISSIONARY BISHOPS.
sense of the valuable services of its distinguished The next business on the Calendar was the follow
Secretary, and hereby offers to him, with their saluing resolution reported by the Committee on Ca- tations, a unanimous vote of thanks." nons:
The resolution was adopted unanimously. “Resolved, That the Committee on Canons be discharged from the consideration of the subject of
THANKS TO REV. DR. MEAD. the status of Missionary Bishops,” etc.
Rev. Dr. SCHENCK, of Long Island. Inow offer Rev. Dr. SCHENCK, of Long Island. I express the following resolution : my gratitude to the Committee on Canons for
“Resolved, That regretting the absence from the bringing that matter up so promptly for considera
later deliberations and closing services of the Contion. [Laughter.]
vention of Rev. Dr. Mead, Chairman of the ComRev. Dr. WATSON, of North Carolina. We did
mittee on Canons, the venerable and revered Nestor the best we could.
of this House, we would hereby place on record our The resolution was agreed to.
testimony to the importance of the great labors he CANDIDATES FOR ORDERS.
has performed, and the invaluable services he has
rendered as a member of this Body to the Church The next business on the Calendar was the follow- at large. ing resolutions, reported by the Committee on * Resolved, That after membership in sixteen Canons:
consecutive General Conventions of this Church un“Resolved, That the Committee on Canons be til now he is verging on four-score years, we feel discharged from the consideration of the subject of it fitting that a record should be made of the gratithe testimonials of candidates for Holy Orders." tude of this Church and the love of the members of The resolution was agreed to
this House to him, who we certify is eminently The PRESIDENT. The Calendar is through worthy of the one and the other." with.
The PRESIDENT. It would be eminently proper,
much more than the vote you took a little while THANKS TO PRESIDENT CRAIK.
ago, that this resolution should be adopted by a risRev. Dr. SCHENCK, of Long Island. There is a ing vote. Those in favor of the resolution will duty devolving on me, of offering a few resolutions rise. of courtesy. I now offer the following:
The resolution was unanimously adopted. “Resolved, That the thanks of this House be presented the Rev. Dr. Craik, its presiding officer,
THE FINAL ADJOURNMENT. in testimony of its warm appreciation of his emi- Rev. Dr. SCHENCK, of Long Island. I offer the nent services during the protracted sessions of this following resolution: body, discharging, as he has done, the difficult du- “Resolved, That when this House adjourn this ties of his office with singular fidelity."
afternoon it be to half-past seven this evening, to I ask the Secretary to put the question on this reso- Calvary Church (Twenty-first Street and Fourth lution,
Avenue), and that after the religious services, includMr. BURGWIN, of Pittsburgh. I suggest that ing the reading of the Pastoral Letter, this House do the question be put by a rising vote.
stand finally adjourned.” The SECRETARY. Those in favor of the reso- The object of the resolution is to avoid the offerlution will rise.
ing of the resolution after the religious services this The resolution was unanimously agreed to.
Rev. Dr. BEACH, of New York. Before that SYNODS OF DIOCESES.
resolucion is acted upon, I wish the attention of the A message (No. 104) from the House of Bishops
Convention. I wish to move the reconsideration of announced that it did not concur in the Message
a vote which was taken some time since, naming No. 109, from the House of Deputies, appointing a
Calvary Church as the place where the final serJoint Commission as to needed legislation for the
vices are to be held. The rector of the Church of formation of Synods of Dioceses, for the reason
the Holy Trinity, of this city, very kindly offered that, at this late day of the session, it is impossible
us, a few days ago, the use of his church for these for the House to give the matter due consideration.
services, and the only ground on which we de
clined to accept his offer was that we preferred to TITLE OF HOUSE OF DEPUTIES.
remain in this church, where we have held A message (No. 105) from the House of Bishops
our sessions. I think it must be felt by every memannounced that that House had concurred in Mes
ber of the Convention that something is due as an sage No. 113 from the House of Deputies, concern
act of courtesy to the Rector of the Church of the ing the striking out of words clerical and lay” in Holy Trinity, if we propose to leave here and go the Journal.
somewhere else. I move, therefore, a reconsidera
tion of that vote, for the purpose of moving that we ITALIAN PRAYER-BOOK.
have our closing services in the Church of the Holy A message (No. 106) from the House of Bishops Trinity. announced the adoption by that House of the fol- Mr. WELSH, of Pennsylvania. I will merely lowing resolution:
state that that is impossible. We concurred “Resolved (the House of Deputies concurring), with the House of Bishops in fixing Calvary Church, That a joint committee be appointed to prepare and and notice was sent to the afternoon papers. It is report to the next General Convention a correct re- published, and it will be impossible to make the vision of the Prayer-Book in the Italian Language." change now. I agree with the reverend gentleman
Rev. Dr. DE ®KOVEN, of Wisconsin. I move that something should be done in the matter he menthat we concur in that message, and I would suggest tions, but the Rector of the Church of the Holy the names of the Rev. Dr. Nevin, the Rev: c. Trinity was not within reach at the moment; it Souder, and Professor F. T. Nash as that commis- was a very sudden thing; the House of Bishops sion.
thought that as it was election day they could not The motion was agreed to.
well come here to-night, and they then thought of
Is it pos
Calvary Church, and telegraphed and obtained per- of gentlemen to take the first one that comes. That mission to use it, and came to us, and we concurred. came to us, and came to us in a very handsome I do think that something should be said to the manner some days ago. Inasmuch as we are told rector of the church who made the previous offer. that it is not too late to perform this act of courtesy,
Rev. Dr. BEACH, of New York. The rector of hope that we may do it. the Church of the Holy Trinity is present in this
Rev. Dr. SCHENCK, of Long Island. building, and has said that we can have the use of
sible to make the change of notice for the papers in his church most certainly.
time? Rev. Dr. FARRINGTON, of New Jersey. I call
Rev. Dr. LEEDS, of Maryland. I am told it can attention to the fact that we have already taken ac
be corrected in the last edition. The fourth edition tion that the closing services should be here, and of the afternoon papers will come out in time. this other resolution was introduced without any Rev. Dr. SCHENCK, of Long Island. If such is motion to reconsider. It seems to me that, accord- the case, I think it is clearly our duty to reconsider ing to strict parliamentary usage, the resolution the resolution adopted this morning, and go to the agreeing to go to Calvary Church was not properly
Church of the Holy Trinity as a matter of common presented to this House, and was not really passed. decency to the rector of that church, who has There was no reconsideration of the previous
courteously proffered the use of it to us, and that vote.
can be done if it is still in time to send notice to the Rev. Dr. GEER, of New York. I wish to say papers. I would say, while I am up, that if it is that the New York delegation were quite unaware
not done, and if it is found to be impossible, I think that this action was to take place. This morning I
it should be the duty of the gentlemen who represent was consulted by one who came to me representing
that Committee here to frame a resolution thanking the very kind desire of the rector of Calvary Church the rector of the Church of the Holy Trinity, and that we should hold our closing services there. I explaining the reasons why the invitation was not objected, and said that if we left this Church accepted. we should accept the invitation of the rector
Rev. Dr. SMEDES, of North Carolina.
Are we of the Church of the Holy Trinity. I was in sure we can now get the Church of the Holy Trinfavor of remaining in this church, and was
ity? ["Yes.''] instrumental in causing, as
far as I could,
The SECRETARY. I am authorized by the Agent the rejection of the offer from the rector
of the Associated Press to state that if he can comof the Church of the Holy Trinity, because I
mand the services of one of the pages here, as of felt that it was due that we should hold our con- course he can, he can have the correction put in the cluding services here. I was surprised on coming
afternoon papers in time. in to-day to find that action had been taken to go Rev. Dr. BEACH, of New York. Then I insist from this Church, which I regretted very much, and
on my motion to save time. to go to Calvary Church. I fully agree with the
Rev. Dr. AYRAULT, of Central New York. I proposition of my colleague, that if we are to go from
will state that information has gone abroad this Church, we should under the circumstance go
throughout the city that our services are to be held to the Church of the Holy Trinity in Forty-second
in Calvary Church, and it would lead to infinite street.
confusion if we depart from the order which we Rev. Dr. HASKINS, of Long Island. In this have already taken. matter it seems to me we must follow the House of
Mr. MONTGOMERY, of Western New York. I Bishops. The House of Bishops have chosen their move that the deputation from New York confer place, and let us obey their voice.
informally with the House of Bishops, and express Mr. WELSH, of Pennsylvania. Had the rector
the wish that we hold the services in the Church of of the Church of the Holy Trinity been here at the the Holy Trinity, if agreeable to them ; and if they time, undoubtedly the Bishops would have selected agree to that we will make it all right. that Church; but it was a very sudden thing; it was
The PRESIDENT. The question is on the motion about the time of giving notices for the afternoon
of Mr. Montgomery. papers when the House of Bishops sent their action The motion was agreed to. here, and we concurred witb thein rather than draw
RESIDENCE OF THEOLOGICAL PROFESSORS. them here on election-day when they did not want to come. All arrangements have been made for Cal- Rev. Dr. WATSON, of South Carolina. I should vary Church, as to music and in other respects; and like to call the attention of the Convention to a matI will take this occasion to say to the members of the ter which came up on the fifteenth day of the sesConvention that the middle aisle is reserved for sion, Friday, October 23, with reference to the canthem, the front seats for Deputies, and the rear ones onical residence of Professors connected with Theofor their families and friends.
logical Seminaries. Those who have THE DAILY Rev. Dr. HUNTINGTON, of Long Island. I am CHURCHMAN and will turn to page 102 will find the told that there is abundance of time to correct the matter as it was then presented. Allow me to read notice in the papers, and that there is nothing really it. There was reported by the Committee on in the way of our meeting in Holy Trinity Church Canons this resolution: this evening ; and considering what has been said "Resolved, That this House concurs in the in regard to the unanimous wish of this Body and amendment of Subsection 4, Section 7, of Canon 12, the Deputation of the Diocese of New York, it seems Title I., proposed by the House of Bishops in Mesto me we shall be guilty of a great discourtesy if we do not accept the invitation of the Church of the The Canon is on page 55 of the Digest. Holy Trinity.
Ju lge Sheffey on the part of the Committee reRev. Dr. DE KOVEN, of Wisconsin. I wish to marked: add a word. I heard the other day this invitation ** The Canon as it stands provides that it shall be brought in from the rector of Holy Trinity Church. the duty of all ministers to obtain and present letWe tuen all agreed that it was best to have our ters of transfer as above, whenever they remove closing services here; but when we cannot have from one Diocese or Missionary Jurisdiction to anthem here, or when it is desirable to the House of other, with the exception of Professors in the GenBishops to have them elsewhere, it seems to me eral Theological Seminary, officers of the Board of eminently proper that we should accept the invita- Missions, and professors in colleges and universities tion so courteously extended to us, because I believe which are established by the concurrent action of when invitations are extended it is always the way two or more Dioceses associated for that purpose.
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