The few last weeks, says the Chris- another of about forty ladies, in aid of tian Observer for October last, have the same object. been singularly destructive to ancient In Middletown, similar associations ecclesiastical edifices. On the 11th of exist; but we are not informed of the September a fire broke out in the high number of the members. May every church of the cathedral at Ghent, which parish in the state “ go and do likedid considerable damage to that magni- wise,” in proportion to their means.“ ficent edifice. Four days after the ca- Churckman's Magazine. thedral of Rouen, founded in the year 990, and known throughout Europe for its riches and splendour, caught fire by

Ecclesiastical Appointments. Tightning: the flames raged so violently

There have been recently some imthat the great dome feil entirely in, and portant appointments in the episcopacy even the solid tower arches, and galle of the Church of Ireland, which indiries, have sustained much injury.-On cate the disposition in the government Wednesday the 16th of October, the to advance those of the clergy who are principal part of that fine monument distinguished for the support of the disof ancient architecture, St. Ethelbert's tinguishing doctrines and principles of tower, Canterbury, the most conspicu

the church. Dr. Mant has been made ous ornament of the subliine ruins of bishop of Killaloe; and, very recently, St. Augustine's monastery, fell with a

Dr. Beresford, the archbishop of Dubtremendous crash; and the remainder

lin, whose withdrawing from the Hiberof the edifice is so much shaken, that it nia Bible Society excited considerable must be removed. The tower was built

attention, has been advanced to the about the year 1047, in honour of the archbishopric of Armagh, the primacy king whose name it bears, and who of Ireland, Dr. Magee, the author of embraced the Christian faith in conse

the celebrated worķ on the Atonement, quence of the preaching of Augustine and Dr. Laurence, the late regius pro

has been made archbishop of Dublin; whom he patronized when that cele brated saint came over as a missionary fessor at Oxford, and author of the to this island.

Bampton Lectures, proving that the articles of the Church of England are

not Calvinistic, is appointed archbishop Domestic Missions.

of Cashell, It must be gratifying to the friends of the church, to hear that the contri

Episcopul Acts. butions from the various parishes in this On Tuesday, December 31st, 1822, diocess, for the support of domestic St. Philip's Church, New-York, was missionaries, have been such as to en- consecrated to the service of Almighty able the board of direction of the Con- God, by the Right Rev. Bishop Hobart. necticut Protestant Episcopal Society

Our readers will recollect that a former, for the Promotion of Christian Know- edifice of this name was consecrated by ledge, to request the Right Rev. Bishop the same bishop, in the summer of Brownell to employ two missionaries 1819, and was destroyed by fire in Deduring the remainder of the year, to cember, 1821. This church is built supply the vacant and destitule parishes upon the same foundation, and is very in the diocess.

similar in size, and in the general plan In aid of the above mentioned ob- and appearance of the interior; which jects, auxiliary societies are now form- are characterized by simplicity, good ing in many of our parishes. In New- taste, and economy. The present Haven, the young Churchman's Mis- building, however, is of brick; the forstonary Society, and the young Ladies' mer having been of wood. This circumChurch Missionary Society, which have stance has involved the parish (which been recently formed, already consist is composed of coloured people) in an of more than sixty members each. expenditure of about $ 2000 beyond

In Hartford, there is an association the amount of insurance received on the of more than sixty gentlemen ; and old church. For the defraying of this

they must look to the liberality of their port, by Messrs Bateman & Sherratt, fellow Christians; and, we hope, will upon the estate of F. D. Astley, esq. not look in vain.

and finding it practicable to win coal On the 20th of November, 1822, St. from below the deep level, little or no Paul's Church, in Windsor, Vermont, water interfering to prevent it, they was consecrated to the service of Al- have erected an engine at the bottom of mighty God, by the Right Rev. Bishop the pit, of the following descriptionGriswold, assisted by many of his cler- Power, 28 horses ; length of stroke, 5 gy. It is an elegant edifice of brick, 70 feet; length of beam, 16 feet; diameter feet by 50, chaste in its architecture, of the fly-wheel, 16 feet; boiler, 25 commodious for the administration of feet long, by 6 feet wide; boiler-house, holy functions, and highly creditable to 33 feet long, 13} high, 17 feet 2 inches the episcopalians in the town, and to wide. Inside measuremengine-house, the church generally. May it prove to 10 feet wide, 30 feet long, and 30 feet many, no other than the house of high to the top of the arch; the brick God, and the gate of heaven!”

work three feet thick; the quantity of On Sunday, the 29th of November, bricks consumed upwards of 300,000, 1822, Ransom Warner was admitted to This engine winds the coal up an inthe holy order of deacons, in Christ clined plane of 233 yards, driven in the Church, Middletown, Connecticut, by mine by an endless chain about five tons the Right Rev. Bishop Brownell. in weight; the average angle of inclina

tion is 37 degrees, equal to 75 yards at Liberal Donations.

100 yards.-English paper. Mr. David SEARS, of Boston, has given to that city the estate called the

Obituary Notices. * City Market,” which cost $60,000, the 11th of January, 1823, in the 76th

DIED, on Saturday night following on the following conditions, viz. that the income shall be funded annually, year of his age, the honourable JONAand that half the interest arising from

THAN INGERSOLL, lieutenant-governor the fund shall be paid for the use of him

and president of the senate of this state: and bis heirs, to the wardens of St. College, where he received his first den

Mr. Ingersoll was educated at Yale Paul's Church; the other half to be expended, from time to time, in orna

gree, in the year 1706. He, soon after menting the common, improving the finishing his college studies, entered the mall, and building a wall round the profession of the law, and, for many pond; and for such public improve years, was a distinguished advocate. ments in the city of Boston, as the Candour, integrity, and logical precimayor and aldermen for the time being sion, characterized him as a lawyer, and

conferred upon shall think fit to be made.

him a character of emiA liberal donation of one thousand

nence among his brethren. During the dollars, says the Keene Sentinel, to

last thirty years of his life, by the unsothe episcopal church, at Bellow's

Falls, licited sulirages of his fellow citizens. ,

been New-Hampshire, by the late Mrs. Startin, of New-York, is acknowledged by In the house of representatives, as a

in stations of dignity and importance. the wardens and vestry of that church.

member of the senate, as a judge of the

superior court, and supreme court of Steam Engine at the bottom of a errors, as lieutenant-governor, and preCoal Pit.

sident of the senate, places by him sucThe following very extraordinary ap- cessively holden, he was ever regarded plication of the most wonderful of mo- with affection and respect, and his dern inventions, the steam engine, oc- course, while thus elevated, was alike curs in our neighbourhood, and is, we honourable to himself, and beneficial to believe, unparalleled in the United the community. He was also elected a Kingdom. “An engine pit, of 147 member of the congress of the United yards deep, has been sunk upon the States, but declined to accept the place. Black Mine, in Newton, near Stock. Perhaps no citizen of Connecticut ever


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possessed more entirely the confidence To-day, before the breeze, of his fellow citizens, and no one ever

Our prospects proudly swell:

While every object seems to please, more deserved it. As a man he was

And all our plans go well. without guile or dissimulation--as a

To-mortow-troubles lower; judge he was alike uncorrupted and in- Our former comforts filed, corruptible, and, as a statesman, he

We pine beneath misfortune's power,

And mourn our pleasures dead.-ever pursued the good of the public. He has been from early life, a mem

Life's end, life's use, is this,

To fit us for the sky, ber of the episcopal church, and, by his

By teaching us lire love of bliss, exemplary conduct and deportment, has And joys

that never die. furnished satisfactory proof of piety to- Then they but waste its space; wards God, and good will to men. Few Whate'er their hearts pursue, men have lived and died more free from

Who running life's uncertain race,

Keep not this point in view. reproach, and, it is believed, he has not left an enemy among his extensive acquaintances.

From the Christian Guardian. A wife and seven children deplore the loss of a truly excellent husband and The Young Cottager anil Dairyman's father, and will cherish his memory

Daughter. with the best affections of the heart. A A tribute of affection has recently been paid f& grateful public will duly estimate the the united memory of the Young Cottager worth and virtues of this good man,

aud Dairy man's Daughter, by raising a sub

scription and putting up grave-stones, on and, it is to be hoped, that a life so wor- which the following verses are inscribed. The thy of imitation in all important re

narrative of the Dairyman's Daughter, which

originally appeared in this Magazine, has spects, will not be without a happy ef

been translated and published in eighteen diftect on survivors.

ferent languages, and above three millions of The members of the bar, at New- copies are known to have been circulated. Ilaven, have resolved, as a mark of af- Ye, who the power of God celight to trace, fection and respect for his integrity, ta- And mark with joy each monument of grace, lents, exalted virtues, and worth, to Tread lightly o’er this grave, as ye explore

“ The short and simple annals of the poor." wear crape on the left arm for thirty days.--New-Haven Journal, Jan. 14. A child reposes underneath this sod

A child to memory dear, and dear to God: Died, also, at New Haven, Elias Rejoigel, yet shed the sympathetie tear;

JANE, "ikeYoung Cottager," lies buried here SHIPMAN, esq. an eminent merchant, and long a respectable member of the episcopal church in that city, aged 75 Stranger ! if e'er, by chance or feeling led, years.

Upon this hallow'd turf thy footsteps tread,
Turn from the contemplation of the sod,

And think on her whose spirit rests with God. Human Life. By William Marshall.

Lowly her lot on earthmbat He, who bore Life is a changing seene,

Tidings of grace and blessings to the poor, An ever-varying sky;

Gave her, his truth and fisithfulness to prove, Sometimes 'tis cloudy, then serene, The choicest treasures of his boundless love

And thus it passes by: No joys it gives are sure,

(Faith, that dispell’d affliction's darkest gloom; Nor can we make them stay;

Hope, that could cheer the passage to the tomb; They but for one short hour endure,

Peace, that not Heil's dark legions could destroy ; And then they glide away.

And love, that tillid the soul with heavenly joy.; Ils sorrow-transient too,

Death of its sting disarm’d, she knew no fear, Like pleasure, passes on;

But tasted Heaven, e’en while she linger'd here: A little time its powers undo,

O happy saint! may we like thee be blest;
And we behold it flown

In life be faithful, and in death find rest!

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Correction. In our last number, page 367, an error inadvertently occurred in placing at the head of the statutes of the Bishop's College at Calcutta, Church Missionary Society; thereby assigning to the college the patronage of that institution : whereas it ought to have been ascribed to the Society for the propa. gation of the Gospel, by whom this excellent and important seminary has been founded

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For the Christian Journal.

But to show them that in speaking of A Sermon on the dignity and useful had no sordid views, and that he was

the rights and claims of the ministry he ness of the Episcopal Office, preached March 31st, 1822, on occasion of impelled to it alone by a sense of his the Collection for the Episcopal and brethren the divine nature of this

duty to make known to his disciples Fund, prescribed by the Canons of doctrine, he tells them, that it was not the Church in the State of New York. By the Rev. David Brown, Rector of the just and reasonable claims of the

on his own actount that he thus urged St. James's Church, Hyde-Park.

ministers of Christ to a maintenance, 1 Cor. ix. 13, 14, 15.-~--Do ye not know and the duty of the people to provide it, that they who minister about holy

and to supply their temporal wants, as things, live of the things of the tem God and reason prescribe. “ I have ple , and they who wait at the altar, not written these things that it should

be . are partakers with the altar? Even so hath the Lord ordained, that they

In the present discourse, there may who preach the gospel

, should live of be incidental allusions to the rights and the gospel

. Bui I have used none of claims of the clergy to live of the gosthese things; neither have I written pel,” here urged by St. Paul, and the these things that it should be so done consequent duty of the people to allow

and fulfil these claitis: not, however, unto me.

on my own account, have I written St. Paul, in this chapter of his epis- these things: I trust your justice and tle, refers to the former dispensation of piety will render such a measure unneGod, in the Jewish church, as an in- cessary: but the object is to bring to violable rule for Christians, with respect your minds, what certainly needs not to to the divine institutions; and, particu- be urged upon your performance, what, larly, with respect to the ministry. He it may be hoped, can require no appeals says, " Have we not power to forbear to your justice or piety—the claims of working ? Who goeth a warfare at God's upper servants in his church, any time at his own charges? Who without whose services you could not planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the enjoy the privileges and blessings of fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock, your apostolical church. For you could and eateth not of the milk of the flock not have an apostolic ministry. Say I these things as a man? or saith The canon, which makes it the duty not the law the same also ? For it is of the clergy to preach on the occasion written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt of the collection for the episcopal fund, not muzzle the mouth of the ox that prescribes, that the sermon shall be on treadeth out the corn? Doth God take the rights and duties which are peculicare for oxen? Or saith he it altogether arly episcopal, and that in it there shall for our sakes ? for our sakes, no doubt, be laid before the congregation the digthis is written; that he that plougheth, nity and usefulness of the office of a should plough in hope; and that he bishop. that thresheth in hope, should be par- We shall follow the directions of the taker of his hope. If we have sown canon, taking the liberty, however, anto you spiritual things, is it a great somewhat to change the order. thing if we shall reap your carnalthings? The dignity of the office of a bishop Do ye not know," &c.

is, properly, the first branch of the suka VOL. VIL





ject in consideration : for it is from superiority and ruling power over other the station which he fills that depend ministers of the word and sacraments." his peculiar rights, duties, and useful- What was often said of the great dig

nity and rights of the episcopal office, in If we should say but a small portion the early and pure days of the church, of what the subject might seem justly to we forbear to repeat: for the time predemand, on the dignity of the bishop's dicted by an apostle, when the soundest office, we should be unable, on this oc- doctrine should be least popular, has casion, to say any thing concerning the long since arrived; and, when an order other prescribed branches of our dis- of men, whom, in all ages, God hath decourse: it may, therefore, suffice to re- lighted to honour, are scarcely honoured mind you of the dignity of a bishop's in the least degree, and very rarely obeyoffice, that it is essentially the same ed, even by those who profess to be which Aaron and his successors, the subject to their spiritual authority. high priests, filled in the Jewish church, But the duties which the divine Head until the coming of our Lord; who, for of the church hath allotted to this first the purpose of extending the boundaries order of his ministers, reflects the of the church of God, conferred similar strongest, brightest light on the high dignities on several of his disciples, who dignity with which he endowed them. were styled apostles, in reference to In addition to the general duties of their being sent out to establish churches preaching the gospel, and administerunder the divine authority of their ing the sacraments, our Lord allotted to Master, Christ; who promised to be his apostles the further and higher duwith them to the end of the world – ties of perpetuating their own order, that is, to be with thein and their suc- and of ordaining other ministers of the cessors to all generations; their im- word and sacraments not having this mediate successors, the apostles them- ordaining power, and of governing, or selves, ordained with the same divinely at least presiding over the government appointed official dignities and powers of the church. To these successors of the apostles, as And these peculiarly apostolical they were not to be sent, but stationed, powers and duties were perpetuated in was given the more appropriate name the same order of the ministry, the biof bishops, or overseers. They had, in shops of the church of Christ; by the days of the apostles, the same au- whom the power of ordaining was cada thority in the church of Christ, as may clusively exercised in the primitive be seen by a comparison of their pecu- church, and so continued for 1500 years, liar duties, and still are their successors, Unless, indeed, the bare assertions of the bishops of the present day, invested the enemies of the church are better auwith the official dignity and powers thorities than its evangelists, apostles, with which the divine Head of the fathers, confessors, and martyrs. church clothed his immediate servants It is often said by the enemies of the the apostles. And if any consideration church, but it can never be proved from can add to the dignity of the office, it is Scripture, that others than the apostles that of its divine appointment and pre- ordained in their time. It is also said, servation.

that the New Testament gives no ac6 I am persuaded,” says the great count of the succession of a peculiar and excellent Hooker, " that the order apostolic authority. This is an asserof bishops was ordained of God, whose tion, like many others of the kind, conglory it is to maintain that whereof trary to the fact. That our Lord gave himself is the author.”. Speaking of to the eleven apostles the exclusive the dignity of the order, he says also, as right and power to ordain others, and the conclusion of an unanswerable ar- other orders of the ministry, there is gument, “This we boldly set down as sufficient proof in the sacred history of a most infallible truth, that the church their transactions, if we had not their of Christ is at this day lawfully, and so divine commission. For although we has been since the first beginning, go- know that Christ left in his church, of verned by bishops, having permanent his own appointment, seventy other

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