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is properly considered, the state of this stant services of a zealous and faithful church will produce a feeling of anxious pastor, it has become one of the most solicitude in the bosom of every parent flourishing parishes in the state. By in our communion, who wishes to have his ministrations, the two congregations his children enjoy the advantages which at Ashfield and Montague have been that distinguished and richly endowed recently organized. The former is esuniversity offers. The church at Cam- pecially flourishing, and is the most probridge is therefore to be considered as a mising field for missionary labours in chapel for episcopal students, and as the whole state. such, a subject of general interest. The church at Springfield, on Con
Such is the state of the churches form- necticut river, was organized, and for ed previously to the revolution. Since a short time enjoyed the ministrations that event, eight new congregations of the Rev.Mr. Rutledge, of South-Cahave been organized, and seven of these rolina. Since he left it there has been, within the last ten years. These are it is believed, no service there, exceptSt. Paul's and St. Matthew's churches, ing when they have been visited by the in Boston ; St. James's church, Green- bishop, or Mr. Strong, the rector of the field; Trinity Church, Montague; Șt. church at Greenfield, who is the only John's, Ashfield; St. Mary's, Newton; one near them. The want of clergySt. Paul's, Lenox; and church, men to act as missionaries, is sensibly Springfield.
felt by this little flock. It is remarkable that the churches It is not so with the church at Newformed since the revolution are, gene- ton. This zealous congregation have, rally speaking, more vigorous than with the aid of occasional missionary lathose which existed previously to that bours for the few years since their church
The fact is doubtless to be ac- was built, and by the constant - use of counted for from the absence of those the liturgy, built themselves up so, that, political prejudices which were then ex. during the past year, they have elected cited, from the supposed inseparable their first rector, and now support him connexion of episcopacy with monar- without depending on any other than chy. Shortly after the session of the last their own exertions. General Convention, St. Paul's church, The church at Lenox, which, though Boston, which had been built in the mentioned last, was the first formed afpreceding year, was consecrated to the ter the revolution, is in a very flourishservice of Almighty God; it is now ing state, and is quite equal, if not sunearly, if not quite, equal in numbers perior in numbers to the old parish of to Trinity church.
Lanesborough, with which it is conWhat renders this increase a subject nected, under the pastoral care of the of greater thankfulness, is the fact, that Rev. Aaron Humphries. it has taken place without weakening These twenty three churches are all in any respect the previously existing which are at present organized. It is churches. On the contrary, both Tri- impossible to state the aggregate nity and Christ church are as full, if amount of their parochial reports, as not fuller, than they were before the these have not been given with suffierection of St. Paul's. St. Matthew's cient accuracy to warrant any thing was unhappily built at South-Boston, a more than a conjectural estimate. new part of the city, connected with it A missionary society for foreign and by a toll-bridge, and in which there are domestic purposes, was incorporateil few inhabitants, most of whom are la- in the year 1815, with a provision enbourers, and a great many of them Irish abling them to distribute Bibles, Prayer Roman Catholicks. It is underthe care Books, tracts, and volumes of a reliof a lay reader, and is slowly increas- gious and moral character. This soing, but is not likely to have a full and ciety, which had remained inactive, permanent congregation for many years. and without funds, was revived in 1822,
St. James's, Greenfield, on Connec- and has commenced its operations with ticut river, is of very few years stand- a prospect of considerable success. The ing, but having been blest by the con- want of missionaries, however, has been
the chief obstacle with which it has had Benjamin C. C. Parker, James Everett, to contend. Employment might be gi- and Theodore Edson. One of these is ven at once to five or six, and the so- a student of the General Theologieal ciety have but two. The increase of Seminary, two at Andover, and three, manufactures in Massachusetts has, from the want of means of support at within the last few years, been uncom- New-York, are obliged to pursue
their monly great, and this has attracted to studies in private. that part of our country a large number Rhode Island.--No material change of English families, most of whom were has taken place in the church of Rhodeeducated in the principles of our com- Island during the last three years. The mon faith, and are attached from habit several congregations are in a state of at least, if not from higher motives, to continued prosperity. The Rev. George the externals of our worship. These Taft has recently been settled in Northare scattered over the whole state, and Providence, under very auspicious cirif exertions are not speedily made to cumstances. The Rev. Mr. Alden is supply their wants, they must inevita- employed as a missionary in the state, bly, be lost from our communion. In and measures were adopted, at the last addition to this, it may be remarked, meeting of the convention, to increase that there is every where visible a grow- the contributions for missionary purpoing respect for our liturgy, and for the ses, which promise to be successful. episcopal office and ministry. It may, Sunday schools are established in all the therefore, be said, without exaggeration, congregations; and a proper regard is that no part of our country presents tó paid to the canons and rules of the the faithful and diligent minister, who church. There are two candidates for would gladly spend and be spent in his the ministry, and three preparing to Master's service, a greater field of use- become candidates.-Number of bapfulness.
tisms 151.-communicants 619. The number of clergy in Massachu
(To be continued.) setts is 20, of whom three are only in deacon's orders. One is connected with Harvard University, two have private Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society. schools, two are at present chaplains in The executive committee of the board the navy, and three are without cures. of trustees of the Domestic and Foreign Since the last convention, the bishop copal Church in the United States of Ame
Missionary Society of the Protestant Epishas admitted, on the recommendation rica, anxious to fulfil the high trust comof the standing committee of this state, mitted to them, solicit, with the utmost Messrs. Alfred Baury, Silas Blaisdell, earnestness, such information as any memStephen H. Tyng, Benjamin Clark Cut-bers of our communion may possess relaler, and Lot Jones, to the order of dea- tive to the successful establishment of cons; and the Rev. Isaac Boyle, and wish of the committee to direct their im
domestic or foreign missions. It is the the Rev. Alfred Baury, to that of priests. mediate attention to those states and terMr. Tyng removed soon after his ordi- ritories of our country in which the church nation to the diocese of Maryland. The has not yet been organized, and where they institutions, since the last convention, have every reason to believe there are have been the Rev. Samuel F. Jarvis, many, episcopalians to be found. Where.
ever there is a prospect of establishing a D. D. to the rectorship of St. Paul's congregation, they promise, upon informachurch, Boston; and the Rev. Isaac tion being sent, their most strenuous exerBoyle, to the rectorship of St. Paul's tions to obtain a clergyman. church, Dedham. The Rev. John L. Communications upon the subject of Blake has lately removed from Concord, the earliest attention, and be most grate.
foreign missions will likewise meet with in New-llampshire, to Boston, where fully received. The committee bave power he has opened a boarding school for the to establish them; and they believe that education of young ladies.
judicious and decisive measures would be There are at present, reconimended hailed with exultation by many friends of
the church. The irresistible arguments by the same standing committee, six candidates for orders : William T. Potter, well known to those who are now address
of Scripture upon this subject must be Joseph Muencher, Thomas S. W. Mott, ed. In compliance with its sacred injunctions, the committee, after due delibera. try the effect of a sea voyage and of a visit tion, will be happy to commence a mission to Europe. We trust that he will be re. either on the coast of Africa, or more es- ceived in England, and elsewhere, with pecially among the aborigines of our own that marked respect and high considera. country.
tion, to which he is so justly entitled by The harvest truly is great, but the la. bis elevated station in the American bourers are few. Are there not some church, and by his exalted talents and pri. among those who are preparing for the vate worth. We understand his passage ministry of the Gospel ready to devote is already taken in the line ship Meteor, themselves, under the direction of the so. Captain Cobb, which is to sail on the 24th. ciety, to foreign or domestic missions ? His departure will be followed by the deep The committee solicit a correspondence and lasting regrets of all who have the with all those, whether candidates or cler: happiness of knowing him personally." gymen, wliose attention has been directed Evening Post, Sept. 20. to these important subjects, and beg leave
“ We lament to learn that ill health is to assure them, that every information re
about to deprive this diocese for some lative to the views of the society—the na.
time of the presence and services of the ture of its contemplated missions-Will Right Rev. Bishop Hobart. This distinbe most cheerfully imparted. The committee cannot pass by this op been advised by his physicians to try the
guished and deservedly beloved divine has portunity without soliciting the friends of benefit of a sea voyage ; and he is accord. the church to renew their exertions in bezingly expected to embark in the packet half of an institution which promises, if ably supported by the contributions and ship Meteor, which sails
next for Liverpool. The affections of very prayers of the pious, to be a powerful in
many personal friends, and the ardent strument in spreading to a great extent the glad tidings of salvation.
prayers of the church which he adorns, will
accompany him on this voyage; and as far By order,
as such may avail, will render it less painGEORGE BOYD,
ful, and (may we not trust?) more propi. Corresponding Secretary. tious."-New-York American, Sept. 22.
“ Bishop Hobart.-We learn with regret
that the state of Bishop Hobart's health is Departure of Bishap Hobart.
such as to render it necessary for him to The Publishers of the Christian Journal take a sea voyage. He leaves this city in would do injustice to their own feelings, the packet for Liverpool on the 24th. The were they to omit the expression of their absence of this distinguished prelate will sincere regtet, that it has been found ne- be severely felt by the church io which he cessary for their beloved pastor and dio. belongs. Her mitre has never been worn cesan to seek in foreign countries the re- by one who has espoused her interests storation of his health. In common with with more zeal, or laboured to promote his other friends, and indeed the whole them with more indefatigable industry, church over which he has so long and so The purity of his private character, and faithfully presided, they shall mourn his the gentlemanly. affability of his manners, absence: not however without hope and unite with his official station in securing to fervent prayer, that the God of all mercies him many friends ; although the ardour of will watch over him, extend to him the his controversial writings, and his decidfavour which he seeks, and in due time re- edly Episcopal partialities, have occasion. store him to his family, and to the bosom ally raised him not a few enenies. We of those friends and of that church, who sincerely hope that his visit to Europe may will hail bis return with grateful and be productive of its desired effect, in rea pious joy - The Bishop left the city at ten establishing his health, and soon restor. o'clock in the morning of Wednesday the ing him to the active duties of his dio24th of September, and the ship cleared cese."-Commercial Advertiser, Sept. 22. Sandy-Hook about three in the afternoon.
“ Bishop Hobart.-We regret to learn, --While this excellent prelate is so justly that this distinguished gentleman has for dear to those who are ecclesiastically con
some months been in bad health, and tbat nected with him, it has been truly grate.
a remission of his ardous labours, and a ful to perceive the evidence of the general temporary absence from his diocese, are interest taken in his welfare, afforded by deemed necessary for his recovery. He the following notices of his intended de- will embark to-morrow for Liverpool, with parture.
an intention of travelling through England; “ The Right Rev. Bishop Hobart.-We France, and Italy. His reputation for taregret to state, that this distinguished lent, learning, and piety, which has pre. prelate, and much-beloved individual, is ceded him, will doubtless commend him compelled, by the declining state of his to the respect and hospitality of the counhealth, to leave his native country, and the tries whither he is going. His absence sgene of his useful and zealous labours, to will be severely felt and regretted, and he
will leave his native shores with the warm "To the Right Rev. John H. Hobart, D.D, wishes of the church, and the wide circle of his friends, for his speedy restoration « « Steamboat Nautilus, Sept. 24, 1823. to health, and for his safe return." __States
“Right Rev. and dear Sir, man, Sept. 23.
««• The subscribers, clergymen of your The following account of the circum- diocese, in accompanying you to the ship stances which attended the Bishop's em- to bid you farewell on your departure for barkation appeared in the Evening Post Europe, are called upon by the feelings of the 26th.
excited by the occasion, to express to you “ Rarely has the departure of an indivi. affection with which they part from you.
in this way, the emotions of respect and dual from our shores, for the old world, Our warmest prayers are offered to the been attended with circumstances of a
Father of mercies, through the merits of more interesting nature than those corinected with the embarkation on board the pleased to have you in his holy keeping
our Saviour Jesus Christ, that he will be packet ship Meteor, on Wednesday, of the
to conduct you in safety to the haven Right Rev. Bishop Hobart. His acknowledged talents, exalted character, benevo- all dangers to which you may be exposed
where you would be to defend you from lence of heart, and amiable manners, have
-to restore you to health_and again to justly gained for him the respect, affec
bless your diocese with your wonted, ac. tion, and confidence of the commanity at
tive, zealous, and faithful labours. large: while these emotions were peculi.
“ We pray for the church over which arly apparent in the members of the particular religious community in which, for
you preside, and for ourselves, and all
who shall be associated with us in the mamany years, he has been so extensively and usefully engaged in the pious labours of nagement of its concerns-that we may the ministry; over which he has presided from that degree of unity, prosperity, and
have grace to preserve it from declining so honourably to himself, and so much to its advantage ; and whose interests he has purity, to which your administration has, on all occasions, and under all circum- ly instrumental in raising it: and we beg
through the divine blessing, been so largestances, so faithfully and zealously guard
to assure you, that our exertions shall not ed. As was, therefore, to be expected, a be wanting to this effect; but, as in your general solicitude upon the subject has been manifested, ever since it was known
presence, so also in your absence, we shall
deem it our happiness to be co-workers that his declining health had rendered ne.
with you in building up the kingdom of cessary a determination to visit Europe.--
the Redeemer. At the appointed hour, the wharf from which the steamboat was to take the pas
"Our prayers also, Right Rev.Sir, shall' sengers on board the packet, was thronged that they may
be preserved in health and
not be wanting in behalf of your familywith a large number of our most respecto safely, and again, and long, enjoy the blessable citizens, who had come to take leave ing of your union with them. of this distinguished prelate. The clergy
Finally, Right Rev. Father, farewell ! generally, who were among the number, The Lord of heaven and earth bless you, including all the Episcopal clergy of the
and keep you, and favourably regard the city who were not prevented from attend. ing, and several laymen, accompanied him again, long to enjoy the blessings of your
prayers we offer that we may meet you in the boat to the ship; where, having par. counsels in our labours in the church on taken of refreshments provided by the
earth; and that we may be united with polite attention of Captain Gardiner, they bid their friend and father a heartfelt fare you in the everlasting services of the
church in heaven. well, commending him to the protection of the Eternal God who alone spreadeth out
"• We are, Right Reverend Sir, with
great respect, your affectionate sons in the heavens, and ruleth the raging of the sea.
the gospel, Many blessings and prayers follow him. May they be favourably answered in his Wm. Harris, Thos. Breintnall, perfect restoration to health, his happy H. Péneveyre, Geo. W. Doane, return to his family, his church, and his Benj.T Onderdonk, Geo. Upfold, friends, and the renewal and long contin- J. M. Wainwright, Samuel H. Turner, uance of his faithful, pious labours ! Henry U.Onderdonk, Manton Eastburn,
“Seldom has an individual gone abroad Henry J. Feltus, Richard F. Cadle, under more favourable circumstances for Wm. Berrian, Cornelius R.Duffie, extensive observation, and for a generally Wm. Creighton, Lewis P. Bayard. useful and interesting tour.
“On taking leave of the Bishop, the Rey. “ The subscribers, clergymen of other Dr. Harris, in the name of the clergy pre. dioceses, being present on the above mensent, handed him a letter, which contained tioned occasion, beg leave to express their the following sentiments.
hearty concurrence in the sentiments of VOL. VII.
respectful and affectionate regard con- “Commending you to the merciful care tained in the preceding address.
and guidance of the great Head of the John C. Rudd, of New Jersey.
church, throughout all the perils of your Wm. Thompson, of Pennsylvania.
journey, and most earnestly invoking his James Montgomery, of Pennsylvania. honour to be your devoted and affectionate
choicest blessings upon you, we have the
received by the Bishop previously to his "Among the gentlemen who accompa departure, the following very gratifying nied Bishop Hobart to the packet, was a one, and so creditable to the respectable delegation from the Auxiliary New.York body by whom it was paid, deserves to be Bible and Common Prayer Book Society, especially noticed. appointed by the managers of that society
« • The trustees of the congregation for the purpose of accompanying him, and
Shearith Israel have the pleasure, to enof handing to him the following address :
close to Bishop Hobart, a letter of intro«« « Tuesday evening, Sept. 23, 1823. duction to the Rev. Dr. Solomon Herschell, 46° Right Rev, and dear Sir,
grand rabbi of the Jews in London ; and
they tender to the Bishop their best wishes « « The members of the board of mana.
for the restoration of his health, and his gers of the Auxiliary New-York Bible and speedy return to his family and friends.' Common Prayer Book Society, being as. sembled for the transaction of the ordinary “ The introductory letter referred to concerns of the society, and aware of your above, states that the Right Rev. Bishop intended departure for Europe to-morrow, Hobart had, by his learning, and the libemost gladly avail themselves of the oppor. rality of sentiment towards the chosen tunity thus afforded to convey to you the people, which has distinguished his eccle. renewed assurances of their respect and siastical career, obtained a high claim to esteem, both for your private and official the respect and friendly consideration of character, and of the interest they feel in our brethren the House of Israel; and we common with their senior brethren of the have great pleasure in recommending him church, in the recovery of your health, to your kind and friendly attention : and and your restoration to your family and concludes with their best wishes and friends, and to the bosom of that portion. prayers for the prosperity and welfare of of the Christian church, whose affairs for all Israel confided to your care.' a series of years you have conducted with such distinguished ability, assiduity, and
“ The Bishop returned the following usefulness. s«On an occasion which is to separate us
«« New-York, Sept. 24, 1823. for a considerable time from our diocesan,
66° Gentlemen, whom we have been accustomed to revere
“I have scarcely time, at the very mo. and to love, and whose counsel has been
ment of my departure for Europe, to beg our guide in the affairs of those institu. tions of the church in which we have had you to accept for yourselves and the rethe honour and the gratification of being sent, my acknowledgments for your atten
spectable congregation whom you repreearly participants, we trust we may, with
tion; the more distinguished and gratifyout any violation of the high respect and
ing, because unsolicited and unexpected. deference we owe to you, be permitted to
Be assured you have not estimated too express our emotions.
highly my sentiments of respectful and *** To say that we feel an interest in the kind liberality towards the brethren of recovery of your health, would be but a
'the House of Israel ;' and with my best frigid and feeble expression of our feel. ings: be assured, Right Rev. and dear Sir, piness here and when they sball be gather
wishes and prayers for your and their hapthat we feel an interest beyond the power ed to their fathers, I remain, gentlemen, of expression, in all that concerns your your sincere and faithful friend and ser. personal comfort and happiness, as it re
J.H. HOBART. gards yourself and family, and your charac.
«Rev. Mr Peixotto, and Messrs. N. ter, dignity, and usefulness in the church.
Phillips, M.L Moses, M. M. Noah, “Did time permit, we could dwell
committee, &c. &c. &c.'» with peculiar delight on the many and prominent traits of your private and offi. cial character, which have attracted our attention and commanded our admiration
Departure of Bishop Chase. and affection ; but circumstanced as we The Right Rev. Philander Chase, D.D. are, we must forego this gratification, and Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church beg your acceptance of this unpremeditat- in the state of Obio, embarked at this port ed and spontaneous effusion of our feelings. on the first of the present month, October,