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sionary society, for the use of the so- wick, on occasion of the bishop's adciety.
ministering confirmation. The liberal support of this truly The Rev. Clarkson Dunn reported, Christian institution, is a duty which that, since the last convention, he has we owe to ourselves as members of the officiated twice at Christ Church, JohnProtestant Episcopal Church; the re. sonburgh; twice at Trinity Church, putation of which, in this period of un- Woodbridge; twice at Belvidere; twice usual exertion in the extension of the at Hope; once in the township of gospel, is deeply involved in its suc. Frankford; twice in the neighbourhood cess; also as members of the Christian of Sparta; and, one Sunday, at Newchurch at large, which necessarily im- Brunswick, in the absence of the bishop. ply, that we use the means and powers The Rev. Mr. Carter reported, that with which God has endowed us, in en- he officiated, on one Sunday, in Christ deavouring to extend the blessed king Church, New-Brunswick, in the abdom of his Son, and to promote the spi- sence of the bishop; and, on one Sunritual interests of our felļow creatures. day, at Belleville and Paterson. I now offer the parochial reports
The Rev. Mr. Morehouse reported, which have been presented to me, in that, in consequence of absence from conformity with the provisions of the home, and other circumstances, he has 45th canon of the church, by the rec- been unable to fulfil his missionary ape tors, ministers, and wardens of the se- pointments. veral congregations in the diocess, that The Rev. Mr. Ward reported, that, they may be read for the information of in addition to his appointments as mis: the convention, and inserted in the sionary, he has preached three times on journal.
Sundays, and once on a week day, at
JOHN CROES. St. Peter's Church, Berkeley; on a Shrewsbury, August 21st, 1822. week day at St. Peter's, Freehold;
three times, on week days, at Spots The parochial reports mentioned by wood; on two week days at Mullicathe bishop present the following aggre. Hill; on a week day at Glassborough; gate:-Baptisms (adults 16, infants 50, twice, at Mr. David Stout's, in the viDot specified 82) 148-marriages 41 - cinity of Spotswood; three times, on
— funerals 195-communicants 679. Sundays, at Woodbridge; on two Sun
On motion, the clergy were called on days at New-Bruns'wick, in the absence for their reports of services rendered as of the bishop; and, on a Sunday aftermissionaries to vacant churches im
noon, at the long vacant church (St. The Rev. Mr. Rudd reported, that John's) at Chew's Landing. he officiated twice, on a Sunday, in The Rev. Mr. Douglass reported, Christ Church, New-Brunswick, while that he had preached once at St. John's the bishop was absent in the discharge Chureh, Chew's Landing, to an atten, of episcopal duties; and twice, on the tive congregation; and several times at eleventh Sunday after Trinity, in St. St. Stephen's Church, Mullica-Hill. Peter's Church, Spotswood.' On the The Rev. Mr. Cadle reported, that latter occasion he baptized one child. he had, by appointment, preached, on
The Rev. Mr. Chapman transmitted two Sundays, at Christ Church, New. a report, that he officiated, on two Sun- Brunswick, in the absence of the bishop; day afternoons, in Trinity Church, he had, also, in addition, preached, on Woodbridge; and, on one Sunday, in one Sunday, at St. John's Church, Christ Church, New-Brunswick, in the Chew's Landing; once at Mullica-Hill, absence of the bishop.
and twice at Glassborough. The Rev. John Croes, jun. reported, The Rev. Mr. Powers reported, that that he officiated, one Sunday, last au- he had, by appointment of the bishop,
, tumn, in St. Peter's Church, Freehold; officiated, on one Sunday, at Christ and, that he has since attended one fu- Chapel, Belleville, and on one at Paneral, and performed two baptisms in terson. said church. He also preached, one Sunday, in Christ Church, New-Bruns- The following sums were reported as
having been collected during the past The following addition to the conyear:
stitution of the church in this diocess For the Missionary Fund, $180 10 was proposed for consideration at the For the Episcopal Fund,
next convention:85 69
All canons, and other acts of the conThe committee appointed to take vention, shall be signed by the bishop into consideration so much of the bi- for the time being; and, in case of his shop's address as relates to the increase declining to sign any canon or act, he of the missionary fund, reported the fol shall give to the convention his reasons lowing resolutions, which were adopted: for it: such canon or act shall, never
Resolved, first, That it be recom- theless, be considered valid, if subsemended to every congregation in the quently passed by three fourths of the diocess to form a missionary associam members present. tion; the contributions of which to be The following appointments were transmitted every year to the treasurer made; of the convention, in aid of the collec- Standing Committee.The Rev, tions which are annually made in the Charles H. Wharton, D. D. the Rev. several churches for missionary pur- John C. Rudd, the Rev. James Chapposes.
man, the Rev. John Croes, jun. Robert Resolved, secondly, That the board Boggs, esq. William P. Deare, esq. Pe. of directors of the missionary fund be ter Kean, esq. Jacob Van Wickle, esq. authorized to transmit annually so much Delegates to the General Convention. of the avails of the fund as they may –The Rev. Charles H.Wharton, D.D. think expedient, to the treasurer of the the Rev. John C. Rudd, the Rev. John Domestic and Foreign Missionary So- Croes, jun. the Rev. George Y. Moreciety, for the use of the society. house, Peter Kean, esq. Joseph V.
The committee appointed to take into Clark, esq. Dr. P. F. Glentworth, Wilconsideration so much of the bishop's liam T. Anderson, esq. address as relates to the general theolo
The list of the clergy of this diocess apgical seminary, offered the following re- pended to the journal of the above consolutions, which were adopted:
vention, contains the names of the biResolved, first, That early measures shop, nine presbyters, and three deacons. be taken for raising the sum of $ 2000, for the purpose of establishing a scho- The following is an appendix to the larship in the seminary, to be called the above journal : New-Jersey Scholarship.
The board of directors, to whom is Resolved, secondly, That all sums confided the appropriation of the missubscribed, be paid into the hands of sionary fund, beg leave to make the folthe treasurer of this convention; and lowing report to the convention :that, in case a sufficient sum shall not at, as was mentioned in their last be immediately raised, the sums so paid communication, the Rev. Mr.Ward had shall be placed by him at interest, with been engaged to perform the duties of guod security, until they shall amount a missionary to the vacant churches. to the sum necessary for founding such This engagement was for the half of his scholarship.
time, for one year, commencing on the Resolved, thirdly, That eight persons 1st of October last, on the condition of be appointed to solicit subscriptions to his receiving $ 150 in aid of his supthis object in the several congregations port. The other half, he had consented of the church in the diocess.
to devote to St. Mary's Church, Coles. Op motion, the convention went into town, on a stipulation made between the election of two trustees, the number him and the vestry of that church. Mr. to which this diocess is entitled in the Ward has been enabled, thus far, faithboard of trustees of the General Theo- fully, and, as they trust, usefully to fullogical Seminary of the Protestant Epis- fil his engagement. copal Church in the United States. On In his report to the bishop, ex officio counting the votes, it was found that the president of the board, it appears that Rev. John Croes, jun. and Peter Kean, he has, since his appointment, peresq. were elected.
farmed divine service, and preached, By the treasurer's account it appears on five Sundays, in the congregation at that his receipts during the past year, Paterson, and baptized one infant; on with a balance in the treasury from the three Sundays at Christ Chapel, Belle- old account, were $ 896 15, and the ville, and baptized two infants; on expenditures, $ 648 32, leaving a bathree Sundays at St. Thomas's Church, lance of $ 247 83; and that the misAlexandria; on one Şunday, and two sionary fund amounts to $3171 64. week days, at Mr. Robert Sharp's, Am- From the account of the treasurer of well; on seven Sundays, and one week the episcopal fund, it appears that the day, at St. Peter's, Freehold; an seven receipts into the said fund were $ 213 Sundays, and one week day, at St. Pie- 41, that $'150 had been paid to the biter's, Spotswood, and baptized two shop, and that the whole fund amounts children; on four Sundays, and one now to $ 1482. week day, at St. James's, Piscataway; and, on four Sundays, and one week
For the Christian Journal day, at Trinity Church, Woodbridge.
No. VIII. That he has, in addition to his performances of the regular services of Extracts from my common-pluce book. the sanctuary, distributed catechisms
LET inclination yield to duty, and among the children, and examined their duty will soon become inclination. progress in the study of them in several churches in which the measure was
The Christian's strength is in a great practicable.
measure derived from a just sense of He further states, that he has found his weakness. Let him that thinketh the people of the congregations in he standeth take heed lest he fall. which he officiated attend divine ser- The opinions of most men are in a vice generally very well; and, in many very great degree influenced by their cases, unite in that holy exercise with natural or acquired dispositions and great propriety and solemnity. . feelings. The Christian who possesses He reports, that the collections for
a temper habitually cheerful and lively, the missionary fund, during the time he thinks the sentiments and the deporthas officiated, amount to $74 37 cents. mient of the sober and austere injurious
The board also report, that they, to the cause he' professes to support: through their president, continued to white he who is of the latter disposition the Rev. Mr. Dunn, the missionary to will censure the conduct of the former the churches in Sussex, the sum of $ 50 as inconsistent with the genuine spirit for the year lately passed, in considera- of religion. You will likewise hear the tion of his not, as yet, receiving the pro- man who is by nature generous and ceeds of all the church property at New- open-hearted, condemning the man who ton; a part of it being under a lease, is cautious and wary in bestowing his the rent of which having been antici- alms; while the latter will accuse the pated in the erection of buildings. former of weakness in giving to all per
They also report, that the sum of sons indiscriminately. In this mariner $ 18 has been allowed to the Rev. Mr. is our reason warped by our feelings. Douglass, rector of. Trinity Church, We do not sufficiently divest ourselves Swedesborough, for performing missi- of their influence. They too often gain onary duties at the vacant church at the ascendancy over us, and obscure Glassborough; that church being out the light and impede the force of the of the course of Mr. Ward's mission, it judgment. was thought the best mode thus to sup
Men who are sensible on every other ply it. Mr. Douglass reports, that he has oficiated on six Sundays, and two subject, when they marry, very often
Let the week days, at that church; and admi- take leave 'of their senses. nistered the Lord's supper once.
young clergy think well of this. Signed by order of the board. 6 Trifles light as air are to the nere
JOHN CROES, President. vous confirmation strong as proofs from Shreusbury, August 22d, 1822. holy writ:
In the composition of a discourse, own fears, my own internal perceptions particular care should be taken with of moral fitnesses and discongruities.” the introduction and the conclusion, Ibid. to conciliate the favour of the audience in the first place, and to leave a strong springeth
up of itself in one night, when
<< Virtue is not a mushroom that impression on their minds at the close.
we are asleep or regard it not, but a Bishop Horne somewhere advises delicate plant that groweth slowly and composuists always to read a portion of tenderly, needing much pains to cultisome eloquent author before they begin vate it, much care to guard it, much to write, in order that their
minds may time to mature it in our untoward soil, catch some of his spirit. This is cer- in this world's unkindly weather: haptainly a good direction ; for the com- piness is a thing too precious to be purplexion of our thoughts is dependant, chased at an easy rate, heaven is tou
, in a greater or less degree, upon every high to be come at without climbing, the thing we see, touch, hear, or with which
crown of bliss is a prize too noble to be we have any connexion.
won without a long and tough conflict. The papists and the dissenters both Neither is vice a spirit that will be conobject to the testimony of the fathers, fined down by a charm, or with a presto and endeavour to lessen their authority: driven away; it is not an adversary the first, because the fathers will not that can be knocked down at a blow, or bear them out in their additions to the despatched with a stab.” Barrow. church; the latter, because the writings
How few of us are sufficiently careful of the fathers convey a strong censure
as to the manner in which we spend our upon them for taking away some of the component parts of the church. The time; that is, how few of us are suffichurch of England, on the other hand, tions where the means of knowledge are
ciently industrious ? Placed in situarelies very much upon the fathers, be
easy of access, it is a solemn duty which cause their testimony goes to establish
we owe to our Creator, to our fellowthe ministry, doctrines, and worship of
men and ourselves, not to waste in idles said church.
ness that precious time which is given Médio tutissimus ibis
The best and noblest objects of Optimum est majoram sequi restigia.
man's pursuit through life, are the at. * The Calvinistic doctrine of predes. tainment of knowledge and improvetination hath little form or comeliness;
ment in piety. When then we consider little beauty that we should desire it." how richly fraught each day of our lives Horsley.
may be with knowledge, provided we
take the proper means to acquire it, “ The proof of our moral liberty is to and how much good we may do in our every individual of the human race the
generation, we cannot but feel deeply very same, I am persuaded, with the impressed with the duty and importance
I proof of his existence. I feel that I ex, of making the most diligent use of our ist, and I feel that I am free; and I time. Let us therefore resolve, through may with reason turn a deaf ear upon. divine assistance, to cultivate the virtuo every argument that can be. alleged in of industry. hereafter, more carefully either case to disprove my feelings. I than we have heretofore done. feel that I have power to dee the danger that I dread to pursue the plea- Patience and forbearance, which are sure that I covet-to forego the most passive virtues, indicate greater firminviting pleasure, although it be actually ness and excellence of character than within my grasp, if I apprehend that any of the active. A man may be urged the present enjoyment may be the to the attainment of the active virtues means of future mischief-to expose by motives of ambition or of worldly myself to present danger, to submit to interest. And even although duty alone present evils, in order to secure the pos- should impel him, yet there is always session of a future good. In a word, I in prospect some considerable recomfeel that I act from my own hopes, my pense of honour or pleasure. If he is
kind and generous to the poor, they will don, published in 1821, and reviewed in part repay him by the praises they in the British Critic for March, 1822, bestow and the good name they give from which work we have extracted him. If he is generous to the public, the article. or if he endangers his life in the service of his country, he is certain of obtaining 66 About thiree weeks before this au a share of glory and of the public esteem. dacious villain made his attempt upon But when he undertakes the exercise of the crown, he came to the tower in the the passive virtues; when he commences habit of a parson, with a long cloak,. the work of subduing his passions, and cassock, and canonical girdle, aocoma oftentimes those very passions which panied by a woman whom he called his impel him to seek for glory and renown; wife. They desired to see the regalia, when also he knows that the combat he and just as their wishes had been gratienters upon will be concealed from the fied, the lady feigned sudden indisposiview of the world, that his fellow-men tion:' this called forth the kind offices will not perceive the struggles he un- of Mrs.Edwards, the keeper's wife, who dergoes in bringing down his wayward having courteously invited her into their feelings, and consequently that no cre- house to repose herself, she soon recodit will be given him on account there- vered; and on their departure professed of; 'tis then that all his firmness, all his themselves thankful for this civility. fortitude, and all his patience are re- "A few days after, Blood come again, quired, and in proportion to his success bringing a present to Mrs. Edwards of will be his merit. Further, in propor: four pairs of white gloves, from his pretion to the difficulty of acquiring these tended wife; and, having thus begun the virtues, is their utility. It is a truth not acquaintance, they made frequent visits perhaps so generally acknowledged as to improve it. After a short respite of it ought to be, that the virtues of par their compliments, the disguised ruffian tience, forbearance,&c. tend to promote returned again; and, in conversation the happiness of the human race, more with Mrs. Edwards, said that his wife than those which carry with them more could discourse of nothing but the kindshew and splendour. The dazzling vir- ness of those good people in the tower; tues may contribute to the public glory, that she had long studied, and at length and somewhat to the public good, which bethought herself of a handsome way also to a certain extent promotes pri- of requital. You have, quoth he, a vate happiness. But the passive virtues pretty young gentlewoman for your enter at once into the dwellings of men, daughter, and I have a young nephew, and contribute to the contentment and who has two or three hundred a year felicity, not only of those who possess land, and is at my disposal. If your them, but of all who come within the daughter be free, and you approve it, sphere of their influence.
I'll bring hi here to see her, and we The Country Clergyman. will endeavour to make it a match.
This was easily assented to by old Mr.
Edwards, who invited the parson to Blood's attempt upon the crown.
dine with him on that day: he readily
accepted the invitation; and, taking Sır Gilbert Talbot was master of the upon him to say grace, performed it jewels in 1673, when Blood made his with great seeming devotion, and, castfamous attempt upon them. They were ing up his eyes, concluded it with a intrusted to the immediate custody of prayer for the king, queen, and royal one Talbot Edwards, who died at more family. After dinner he went up to see than eighty years of age, and is buried the rooms, and, observing a handsome in St. Peter's chapel: from the relation case of pistols hang there, expressed a of this venerable old man, and other great desire to buy them, to present to sources, the following narrative of the a young lord who was his neighbour; a transaction has been compiled by Mr. pretence by which he thought of disBayley, and is inserted in his History arming the house against the period inapd Antiquities of the Tower of Lon- tended for the execution of his design.