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OF THE:

PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH

IN THE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

CONTAINING,

1. A NARRATIVE OF THE ORGANIZATION AND OF THE EARLY

MEASURES OF THE CHURCH.

II. ADDITIONAL STATEMENTS AND REMARKS.

III. AN APPENDIX OF ORIGINAL PAPERS.

BY WM. WHITE, D.D.

BISHOP OF THE PROTESTANT CHURCH IN THE COMMONWEALTH

OF PENNSYLVANIA.

PHILADELPHIA:

PUBLISHED BY S. POTTER & co. No. 55, CHESNUT ST.

J. MAXWELL, PRINTER,

1820.

BX 5880
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EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA, to wit:

BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the 28th day of April, in the fortyfourth year of the Independence of the United States of America, A. D. 1820, S. Potter, & Co., of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit: “ Memoirs of the Protestant Episcopal church in the United States of Ame

rica. Containing, 1st. A Narrative of the Organization and of the early measures of the Church. 2dly. Additional statements and remarks. 3dly. An Appendix of Original Papers By Wm. White, D. D. Bishop of the Protestant church in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania."

In conformity to the Act of Congress of the United States, entitled, “AD act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned,” and also to the act entitled “ An act supplementary to an act entitled, an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned,” and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.

DAVID CALDWELL,
Clerk of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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MY MUCH ESTEEMED BRETHREN,

The motive to the prefixing of a dedication to these memoirs, is the opportunity thus afforded of testifying to the church at large, the harmony which has subsisted among us in our joint counsels for the conducting of our ecclesiastical concerns. If, at any time there has been a shade of difference of opinion, it has been overbalanced by the pleasure of mutual concession, and by the profit of amicable discussion. All of you have been ordained to the Episcopacy

hands. Submission of opinion on this account, is what I have never had the arrogancy to claim: but if any degree of personal respect should be supposed a natural consequence, I can thankfully acknowledge, that it has been bestowed.

Having lived in days in which there existed prejudices in our land against the name, and much

by my

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