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giarfse of Jllinais. 



CrOTJTtliTJ^lL, 



Thirtieth Annual Convention. 



2^r)COCIjX"7"II. 



JOURNAL 



Iroaebtn^s of tl^t §pedal ^onbcntion, 



HELD IN LIEU OF THE 



Thirtieth Annual Convention 



DIOCESE OF ILLINOIS, 



HELD IN THE 



Cathedral Church of SS. Peter^and Paul, 



CHICAG-O, 



August 21st, 22d and 23d, A. D. 1867. 



PRINTED FOR THE CONVENTION, 

1867. 



HOUNDS & JAMES, 

frinlrrs an!) finacrs, 
46 State St., Chicago. 



giotfSe of lUiivdis, 1867. 



Tlie Rt, RCT, HENRY JOHN WHITEHOUSE, D.D., LL.D„ D, D, OXON, 



BISHOP, CHICAGO. 



Staiibiitg Coinmittee. 

The Rev. CLINTON LOCKE, Chicago, President. 
The Rev. HIRAM W. BEERS, Chicago. 
The Rev. J. H. RYLANCE, D.D., Chicago. 

Mr. C. R. LARRABEE, Chicago, Secretary. 

Mr. a. C. calkins, Chicago. 

Mr. GEORGE R. CHITTENDEN, Chicago. 



SurtteiT of Conbrnti0it. 

The Rev. JOHN HARRIS KNOWLES, Chicago. 



^sssistant .Sccretaru. 

The Rev. EDWIN COAN, Ottawa. 



Crtasuitr of Conbcutioir, 

AND OF MISSIONARY AND ENDOWMENT FUNDS. 
Mr. GEORGE P. LEE, Chicago. 



Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 



faste of {\t giottsL 

The Rev. SAMUEL CHASE, D.D., Robin's Nest. 
The Rev. J. H. RYLANCE, D.D., Chicago. 

Mr. GEORGE R. CHITTENDEN, Chicago. 

Mr. J. H. KEDZIE, Evanston. 

Mr. GEORGE P. LEE, Chicago: 



mx)i 0f Missions. 



The Rt Rev. H. J. WHITEHOUSE, D.D., LL.D., D. D. Oxon., Chicago, President. 

The Rev. J. S. CHAMBERLAIN, Robin's Nest. 
The Rev. T. N. MORRISON, D.D., Jacksonville. 
The Rev. J. H. RYLANCE, D.D., Chicago. 

Mr. LOWBER BURROWES, Decatur. 

Mr. GEORGE P. LEE, Chicago. 

Mr. a. G. TYNG, Peoria. 



^itbofemcnt Jfwnb Committee. 

Mr. W. J. BARNEY, Chicago. 

Mr. GEORGE R. CHITTENDEN, 

Mr. SAMUEL GEHR, 

Mr. GEORGE M. HIGGINSON, 

Mr. GEORGE P. LEE, 

Mr. a. E. NEELY, " 



Sunkg ^t^ool Committee. 

The Rev. H. W. BEERS, Chicago. 

The Rev. SIDNEY CORBETT, B.D., Quinct. 

The Rev. W. H. ROBERTS, Peoria. 

Mr. GEORGE GARDNER, Chicago. 

Mr. H. C. RANNEY, 



1867.] of the Diocese of Illinois. 



S^rusttcs of |ubHtt College. 

The Eev. WM. M. REYNOLDS, D.D., AVarsaw. 
The Rev. W. H. ROBERTS, Peoria. 

Mr. SAMUEL WILKINSON, Peoria. 



feminatioii (f ommittce of |ubi[ee College 

The Rev. SIDNEY CORBETT, B.D., Quinct, 
The Rev. T. N. MORRISON, D.D., Jacksonville. 
The Rev. W. H. ROBERTS, Peoria. 
The Rev. WM. M. REYNOLDS, D.D., Warsaw. 

Mr. GEORGE GARDNER, Chicago. 

Mr. J. H. KEDZIE, Evaxston. 

Mr. E. H. SHELDON, Chicago. 

Mr. S. H. treat, Springfield. 



^oarb of Cbiicatioit. 

The Rev. HIRAM N. BISHOP, D.D., Chicago. 
The Rev. SAMUEL CHASE, D. D., Rorin's Nest. 
The Rev. C. A. GILBERT, Joliet. 

Mr. H. W. HINSDALE, Chicago. 

Mr. WM. H. WOOD, 



Snistees of General Kljeological Seminarj. 

The Rev. THOMAS N. BENEDICT, Rorin's Nest. 
The Rev. HIRAM N. BISHOP, D.D., Chicago. 
The Rev. W. F. B. JACKSON, Springfield. 
The Rev. S. RUSSELL JONES, Chicago. 
The Rev. EDMUND B. TUTTLE, " 

Mr. ANTRIM CAMPBELL, Springfield. 

Mr. C. R. LARRABEE, Chicago. 

Mr. L. B. OTIS, 



Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 



gtpti^s to ^tittral Coiiijtntioii 

The Rev. SAMUEL CHASE, D. D., Robin's Nest. 
The Rev. CLINTON LOCKE, Chicago. 
The Rev. T. N. MORRISON, D.D., Jacksonville. 
The Rev. W. H. ROBERTS, Peoria. 

Mr. GEORGE P. LEE, Chicago. 

Mr. L. B. OTIS, 

Mr. D. W. page, 

Mr. S. H. treat, Springfield. 



Committers. 



ON EPISCOPAL RESIDENCE. 

Mr. a. C. calkins, Chicago. 

Mr. GEORGE R. CHITTENDEN, 
Mr. H. W. HINSDALE, 
Mr. GEORGE P. LEE, 
Mr. E. H. SHELDON, 



ON BONDED DEBT. 

Mr. W. J. BARNEY, Chicago. 

Mr. GEO. R. CHITTENDEN, 
Mr. E. K. HUBBARD, 



ON LEGISLATION. 

The Rev. H. W. BEERS, Chicago. 

The Rev. SAMUEL CHASE, D. D., Robin's Nest. 

The Rev. EDWIN COAN, Ottawa. 

Mr. EMORY COBB, Kankakee. 

Mb. L. B. OTIS, Chicago. 

Mr. S. H. TREAT, Springfield. 



1867.] of the Diocese of Illinois. 



M of i\u iSkvgj! af tlt^ ^mm of ^Wmm 

FOR THE SPECIAL CONVENTION OF AUGUST. A. D. 1867. 



The Right Reverend HENRY J. WHITEHOUSE, D. D., LL. D., D. D. Oxon., 

Bishop of the Diocese and President of Jubilee College, Chicago. 
The Rev. Cornelius S. Abbott, Priest, Rector of St. Paul's Church, Alton. 
The Rev. Peter Abvedson, Deacon, officiating in St. John's Church, Algon- 
quin, and Dundee. P. 0., Algonquin. 
The Rev. Hiram W. Beers, Priest, Rector of the Church of the Ascension, 

Chicago. 
The Rev. Thomas N. Benedict, Priest, Instructor in Jubilee College. P. 0., 

Robin's Nest. 
The Rev. John Benson, Priest, Assistant Minister of St. Paul's Church, 

Peoria. 
The Rev. Hiram N. Bishop, D. D., Priest, Rector of St. John's Church, 

Chicago. 
The Rev. Jacob Bredberg, Priest, Rector of St. Ansgarius' Church, Chicago. 
The Rev. Caleb A. Bruce, Priest, officiating in Grace Church, Galesburg, 

and Calvary Church, Farmington. P. 0., Lewistown. 
The Rev. John Cauch, Deacon, officiating in the Church of the Advent, 

Marengo. 
The Rev. J. S. Chamberlain, Priest, Missionary. P. 0., Robin's Nest. 
The Rev. Philander Chase, Priest, Missionary. P. 0., Robin's Nest. 
The Rev. Samuel Chase, D. D., Priest, Vice President of Jubilee College, 

and Rector of Christ Church, Robin's Nest. 
The Rev. Charles E. Cheney, Priest, Rector of Christ Church, Chicago. 
The Rev. John W. Clark, Priest, Rector of Zion Church, Freeport. 
The Rev. Chas. P. Clarke, Priest, residing at Ottawa. 
The Rev. Edwin Coan, Priest, Rector of Christ Church, Ottawa. 
The Rev. James W. Coe, Priest, Rector of the Church of the Redeemer, 

Wilmington. 



8 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 

The Rev. Hiram H. Cole, Priest, Rector of St. Luke's Church, Chicago. 
The Rev. William H. Cooper, Priest, Rector of Trinity Church, Belvidere. 

The Rev. Sidney Cokbett, B. D., Priest, Rector of St. John's Church, 

Quincy. 

« 

The Rev. Asher P. Crouch,* Priest, residing in Chicago. 
The Rev. Samuel Cowell, Priest, Rector of St. Paul's Church, Manhattan. 
P. 0., Lockport. 

The Rev. George F. Cushman, D. D., Priest, Rector of St. Peter's Church, 

Sycamore. 
The Rev. Erastus De Wolf,* Priest, residing in Wilmington. 

The Rev. Charles P. Dorset, Priest, Canon of the Cathedral Church, 

Chicago. 
The Rev. David AV. Dresser, Priest, Rector of St. Luke's Church, Dixon. 
The Rev. S. Brainard Duffield,* Priest, residing in Chicago. 
The Rev. Samuel Edson, Priest, Rector of Grace Church, Galena. 

The Rev. B. Frank Fleetwood, Deacon, Assistant Minister in the Church of 

the Ascension, Chicago. 
The Rev. John A. Fitch, Priest, Missionary residing in Belvidere. 
The Rev. John Gierlow, Priest, Rector of Grace Church, Sterling. 
The Rev. Benjamin R. Gifford,* Priest, residing in Wood's Hole, Mass. 
The Rev. Charles A. Gilbert, Priest, Rector of Christ Church, Joliet. 
The Rev. Jonas Greene, Priest, residing in Chicago, (Temporary Assistant 

at St. John's Church, Quincy.) 
The Rev. William Greene, Priest, Rector of Trinity Church, Aurora. 
The Rev. Asa Griswold,* Priest, residing in New York. 
The Rev. C. B. Guillemont, Priest, Missionary to the French, St. Anne, 

Kankakee County. 
The Rev. Elijah W. Hagar,* Priest, residing in Western New York. 
The Rev. Henry T. Hiester, Priest, Rector of St. Andrew's Church, Farm 

Ridge. 
The Rev. Benjamin Hutchins, Priest, officiating in St. John's Church, 

Albion. 
The Rev. William F. B. Jackson, Priest, Rector of St. Paul's Church, 

Springfield. 
The Rev. Philip A. Johnson,* Priest, residing at Decatur. 
The Rev. S. Russell Jones, Priest, Rector of the Church of the Atone- 
ment, Chicago. 

* Not entitled to seat in Convention. 



1867.] of the Diocese of Illinois. 9 

The Eev. Robert J. Keeling, D. D., Priest, Kector of Trinity Church, 

Chicago. 
The Eev. Charles V. Kelly, D. D., Priest, Assistant Minister of Trinity 

Church, Chicago. 
The Rev. John Harris Knowles, Priest, Canon of the Cathedral Church, 

Chicago. 
The Rev. Charles W. Leffingwell, Deacon, Assistant Minister of St. James' 

Church, Chicago. 
Tho Rev. Clinton Locke, Priest, Rector of Grace Church, Chicago. 
The Rev. Thomas Lyle, Priest, Rector of St. Mark's Church, Evanston. 
The Rev. Matthew Magill,* Priest, residing at Peru. 

The Rev. John W. McCullough, D. D.,* Priest, residing in Ionia, Michigan. 
The Rev. J. Austin Merrick, D. D.,* Priest, residing at Shelbyville. 
The Rev. James S. McGowan, Priest, Rector of St. John's Church, Lacon. 
The Rev. William Mitchell, M. D., Priest, Rector of St. Mark's Church, 

Chester. 
The Rev. Thomas W. Mitchell, Priest, officiating in Paris. 
The Rev. Theodore N. Morrison, D. D., Priest, Rector of Trinity Church, 

Jacksonville. 
The Rev. Francis B. Nash, Priest, Rector of St. Jude's Church, Tiskilwa, 

and Zion Church, Providence. 
The Rev. John Niglas,* Priest, residing in Peoria. 
The Rev. John Wesley Osborne, Priest, Missionary at Bement, and on 

Illinois Central Railroad. P. 0., Chicago. 
The Rev. Roswell Park, D. D.,* Priest, Principal of Immanuel Hall, Lake 

View. P. 0., Chicago. 
The Rev. Duane S. Phillips, Priest, Rector of St. Paul's Church, Kankakee. 
The Rev. W. J. Pigott, Priest, Assistant Minister of Christ Church, Ottawa. 
The Rev. John Portmess, Priest, Rector of Christ Church, Collinsville. 
The Rev. Samuel D. Pulford, Priest, Rector of St. John's Church, Decatur. 

The Rev. E. James Purdy, Priest, Rector of the Church of the Holy Trinity, 

Danville. 
The Rev. William W. Rafter, Priest, Rector of the Church of the Redeemer, 

Cairo. 
The Rev. Wm. M. Reynolds, D. D., Priest, Rector of St. Paul's Church, 

Warsaw. 
The Rev. Warren H. Roberts, Priest, Rector of St. Paul's Church, Peoria. 
The Rev. A. B. Russell, Priest, Rector of St. Paul's Church, Pekin. 



10 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 

The Rev. J. A. Russell,* Priest, Principal of High School, Galva. 

The Rev. Robert Ryall,* Priest, residing in Missouri. 

The Rev. Joseph H. Rylance, D. D., Priest, Rector of St. James' Church, 

Chicago. 
The Rev. George Sayres, Priest, Rector of Grace Church, Rock Island Co. 
The Rev. A. W. Snyder, Priest, Rector of St. Stephen's Church, Chicago. 
The Rev. Thomas Smith, B. D.,* Priest, residing in Rockford. 
The Rev. William M. Steel, Priest, officiating at El Paso and Limestone. 
The Rev. Charles Stewart, Priest, Rector of St. Matthew's Church, Bloom- 

ington. 
The Rev. George C. Street, Priest, Canon of the Cathedral Church, 

Chicago. 
The Rev. Richard F. Sweet, B. D., Priest, Rector of Christ Church, Wau- 

kegan. 
The Rev. William Thompson, Priest, Rector of St. John's Church, Kewanee. 
The Rev. Robert Trewartha, Deacon, Minister of St. Paul's Church, Lee 

Centre. 
The Rev. Edmund B. Tuttle, Priest, Rector of St. Mark's Church, Chicago. 
The Rev. Gustav Unonius,* Priest, residing in Sweden. 

The Rev. J. E. Walton,* Deacon, officiating in Emmanuel Church, Rockford. 
The Rev. Salmon R. Weldon,* Priest, residing in Winnebago. 
The Rev. Albert E. Wells, Priest, Rector of St. Paul's Church, Peru. 
The Rev. John R. West,* Priest, absent in Europe. 
The Rev. John T. Worthington, D. D.,* Priest, officiating in Pike County. 

P. 0., Pittsfield. 
The Rev. James A. Woodward,* Priest, residing in Farm Ridge. 



WHOLE number OF CLERGY CANONICALLY RESIDENT IN THE DIOCESE. 

1 Bishop, 83 Priests, 6 Deacons, 90 

Number entitled to seats in this Convention 68 

Number present entitled to seats 48 

Number present not entitled to seats 6 

Number absent entitled to seats 20 

Number absent not entitled to seats 16 



1867.] 



of the Diocese of Illinois. 



11 



AiA of lan^ltfjsi 



ENTITLED TO REPRESENTATION IN CONVENTION, WITH THE 
NAMES OF LAY DELEGATES. 



St. .John's, Albion, 



St. John's, Algonquin,. 

St. Paul's, Alton, 



f *James Kee, 

\ *Wm. Estergreen. 
S. R. Dolbee, 
J. W. Schweppe, 
M. M. Dutro. 



m • -, T. 1 • ] f C. Cm-tiss, Sen., 

T""i*y' Belvidere, | j_ ^ p.^^|^_ 



Redeemer, Cairo,. 



Ascension, Chicago, 



Christ, Chicago, 



Grace, Chicago, 



Horace Warduer, M. D. 

Samuel B. Ilallidaj', 

Henry H. Candee. 

T. P. Lawrence, 
*F. B. Peabody, 
*B. F. Pixley. 

Reuben Taylor, 
Atonement, Chicago, \ John A. J. Kendig, 

*J. Stiles. 
A. C. Calkins, 
Geo. W. Thompson, 

*R. A. B. Mills. 
Henry C. Ranney, 
Chas. H. Brower, 
W. J. Barney. 
John M. Shonbeck, 
St. Ansgarius', Chicago, -j Hans .Jensen, 

-A. M. Lind. 

*E. H. Sheldon, 

St. James', Chicago, \ J. H. Stokes, 

E. K. Hubbard. 

D. W. Page, 
Geo. Gardner, 
C. H. Jordan. 
Frederick C. Smith, 

St. Mark's, Chicago, \ T.J. Mendenhall, M. D. 

Henry C. Riordan. 



St. John's, Chicago, 



The names thus * marked were absent. 



12 



Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 



St. Stephen's, Chicago, . 

Trinity, Chicago, . 

Holy Trinity, Danville, . 

St. John's, Decatur, . 

St. Luke's, Dixon,.... 



Redeemer, Elgin, < 

St. Mark's, Evanston, \ 



Calvary, Farmington,. 



St. Andrew's, Farm Ridge,. 



Grace, Galena, 

Grace, Galesburg, 

St. .John's, Gillespie, 

Trinity, Geneseo, < 

St. Mark's, Geneva, 

Trinity, .Jacksonville, 

St. Paul's, Kankakee, 

St. John's, Kewanee, 



St. James', Lewistown, 



Christ, Limestone | 

St. Thomas', Morris, 

St. John's, Naperville, | 



Edward Dansen, Sen. 
J. K. Gooding, 
E. P. Wood. 

Geo. R. Chittenden, 
^J. H. Roberts, 
L. B. Otis. 



D. C. Lockwood, 
Lowber Burrowes, 
Wm. J. Quinlan. 

*Jas. K. Edsall, 
.Jas. A. Hawley, 
Franklin Weeks. 

John F. Beaty, 
Francis .Jackson. 

Chas. Comstock, 
John H. Kedzie. 

*Lyman AVarner, 

Wm. Wilkinson, 

->:-Wm. Thos. Bell. 

A. W. Griffith, 
*Egbert Coles, 
*Jasper Bennett. 

Daniel Le Better, 
*E. A. Small, 
*Sam'l B. Heron. 



R. E. Dorsey, 
*Charles Francis. 

*W. Hindman, 
*R. Flint. 

J. W. Hutchinson, 
A. W. Glass, 
*J. F. Warren. 



*William Sibley, 
Emory Cobb, 
William Stoddard. 

-Ethel V. Bronson, 
*S. M. Etter, 
J. Hopkins. 

*S. Coi-ning Judd, 
D. W. C. Bryant, 
*E. M. M. Clark. 

James Clark, 
*George Norwood. 



Jas. G. Wright, 
*S. P. Stevens. 



1867.] of the Diocese of Illinois. 13 



f J. W. Dow, 

Christ, Ottawa, \ *Wm. Osman, 

(.*J. 0. Harris, M. D. 

r Alex. G. Tyng, 

St. Paul's, Peoria, \ *Ricliard F. Seabury, 

(_ Sam'l AVilkinson. 

{Naason Young, 
James Barton, 
*Peter Browers. 

Redeemer, Princeton, -j Wm. Bacon, M. D. 

{Francis C. Moore, 
H. A. Williamson, 
*A. Niles. 

r*Wm. L. Moss, 

Christ, Robin's Nest, \ Joseph Mayo, 

(^*Jesse Moss. 

r*R. P. Lane, M. D., 

Emmanuel, Rockford, \ S. W. Stone, 

(.*H. P. Stockton. 

Trinity, Rock Island, 

*Robert H. AVhittaker, 
)hn W. Merritt. 

f S. H. Treat, 

St. Paul's, Springfield, \ Antrim Campbell, 

L N. W. Edwards. 

^ „, ,. r L. Hapgood, 

C^race, Sterling, i*Chas. Smith. 

f F. W. Partridge, 

St. Peter's, Sycamore, \ *Eldridge G. Wheaton, 

(^ George Cobb. 

r *A. E. May, 

St. Jude's, Tiskilwa, \ *C. N. Stevens, 

(^*N. W. Barlow. 

(Pierre A. Bai-ker, 
*John W. Marsh, 
*N. W. Bliss. 

( Wm. Besley, 

Christ, Waukegan, \ *Chas. K. Steele, 

I. Wm. Freeman. 

„ , „,., . , f *C. W. Putnam, M.D., 

Redeemer, Wilmington, i *M S Hnll 

. f*J. G. Greene, 

S^- ^^^k^^' Wyoming, | Henry .J. Hoist. 



r *Roi 

St. Thomas', Salem, < ^j^^ 



14 TJiirtieth Annual Convention [Auausi 



%\\\n isi #vtUt\ 



I.— OPENING DEVOTIONS. 

Prayers shall be offered on each day, introductory to the business of 
Convention. 

II.— DUTIES OF THE PRESIDENT. 

1. He shall take the chair every day, precisely at the hour to which the 
Convention shall have adjourned ; shall call the members to order ; and, on 
the appearance of a quorum, shall cause the journal of the preceding day 
to be read. 

2. He shall preserve decorum and order ; and shall decide questions of 
order, subject to an appeal to the Convention by any two members ; on which 
appeal no member shall speak more than once, unless by leave of the 
Convention. 

3. Questions shall be decided but in this form, viz.: "As many as are 
of the opinion that, (as the case may be), say Aye," and after the affirmative 
voice is expressed, "As many as are of the contrary opinion, say No." If 
the President doubt as to the result of the vote, taken as above, or a division 
be called for, the Convention shall divide ; those in the affirmative shall first 
rise from their seats, and afterwards those in the negative. No Congregation 
shall be entitled to be counted as more than one vote amongst the Laity. 
And an equal division of the Lay Delegates from a Congregation shall 
jieutralize the vote of such Congregation. 

4. All committees shall be appointed by the President, unless otherwise 
specially directed by the Convention ; in which case they shall be appointed 
by ballot ; and if upon such ballot the number required shall not be elected 
by a majority of the votes given, the Convention shall proceed to a second 
ballot; and in case a greater number than is required to compose a complete 
committee shall have an equal number of votes, the Convention shall proceed 
to a further ballot or ballots. 



1867.] of the Diocese of Illinois. 15 



III.— OF DECORUM AND DEBATE. 

5. When the President takes the chair, no member shall stand up except 
to address the Chair. 

6. No member shall absent himself from the service of the House unless 
he have leave, or be unable to attend. 

7. AVhen any member is about to speak in debate, or deliver any matter 
to the House, he shall, with due respect, address the President, confining 
himself strictly to the point in debate. 

8. No member shall speak more than twice in the same debate without 
leave of the House. 

9. A question being once determined shall stand as the judgment of the 
House, and shall not be again drawn into debate during the same session, 
unless by consent of two-thirds of the House. 

10. While the President is putting any question the members shall con- 
tinue in their seats, and shall not hold any private discourse. 

11. Every member who shall be in the House when any question is put, 
shall, on a division, be counted, unless he is personally interested in the 
discussion. 

12. No motion shall be considered as before the House unless it be 
seconded, and, when required, reduced to writing. 

13. When a question is under consideration no motion shall be received 
unless to lay it upon the table, to postpone it to a certain time, to postpone it 
indefinitely, to commit it, to amend it, or to divide it ; and motions for any of 
these purposes shall have precedence io the order herein named. The motions 
to lay upon the table, and to adjourn, shall be decided without debate. The 
motion to adjourn shall always be in order. 

14. When the House is about to rise, every member shall keep his seat 
until the President leaves his chair. 

15. The names of the movers of resolutions shall not appear upou the 
minutes of this House. 

16. The reports of all committees shall be in writing, and shall be 
received of course, and without motion for acceptance, unless recommitted by 
a vote of the House. All reports recommending or requiring any action or 
expression of opinion by the House, shall be accompanied by a resolution for 
the action of the House therein. 

17. If the question under debate contains several distinct propositions, 
the same shall be divided at the request of any member, and a vote taken 
separately ; except that a motion to strike out and insert shall be indivisible. 



16 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 

18. All questions of order shall be decided by the Chair, without debate; 
but any member may appeal from such decision, which appeal shall be 
decided by the House ; and on such appeal no member shall speak more than 
once without express leave of the House. 

19. All amendments shall be considered in the order in which they are 
moved. When a proposed amendment is under consideration, a motion to 
amend the same may be made; no after amendment to such second amendment 
shall be in order. But when an amendment to an amendment is under con- 
sideration, a substitute to the whole matter may be received. No proposition, 
on a subject different from the one under consideration, shall be received 
under color of a substitute. 

IV._ORDER or BUSINESS. 

20. The business of the House shall be called up and disposed of in the 
following order, to wit : 

1. Communications from the President. 

2. Reports from standing Committees. 

3. Special Committees, in the order of appointment. 

4. Petitions and Memoi'ials. 

5. Motions and Resolutions. 



1867.] of the Diocese of Illinois. 17 



JOURNAL. 



The Cathedral, Chicago, 
August 21st, A. D. 1867. 
The Special Convention, in Keu of the Thirtieth 
Annual Convention of the Diocese of Illinois, assembled 
for Divine Worship in the Cathedral, Chicago, on 
Wednesday, the 21st day of August, A. D. 1867, at 
10 o'clock, A. M. 

Morning Prayer was begun and continued to the 
Creed by the Rev. Thomas Lyle, Rector of St. Mark's 
Church, Evanston. The First Lesson read by the 
Rev. John Gierlow, Rector of Grace Church, Sterling, 
and the Second Lesson, by the Rev. J. W. Clarke, 
Rector of Zion Church, Freeport. The Rev. D. W. 
Dresser, Rector of St. Luke's Church, Dixon, said the 
Creed and the opening Collects, and the Rev. T. N. 
Morrison, D. D., Rector of Trinity Church, Jacksonville, 
the Litany. 

The Ante-Communion Service was read by the 
Right Reverend the Bishop, assisted in the Epistle and 
Gospel by the Rev. Samuel Chase, D. D., and the 
Rev. Clinton Locke. 

2 



18 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 

The Convention Sermon was preached by the Ilev. 
Robert J. Keeling, D. D., Rector of Trinity Church, 
Chicago, from I Timothy, ii: 15. 

The Ahns at the Offertory, amounting to $53.30, 
were devoted toward the liquidation of the remaining 
indebtedness upon the Anglo-American Chapel at Paris. 

The Right Reverend the Bishop proceeded with the 
Celebration of the Holy Communion, being assisted in 
the distribution of the elements to the Clergy, Lay 
Delegates and Congregation present, by the Reverend 
Samuel Chase, D. D. 

Divine Service having been concluded, the Con- 
vention met for organization and business at 2 J o'clock, 
p. M. 

The Secretary called the names of the Clergy 
entitled to seats, when the following were found present : 

The Right Rev. Henry J. Whitehouse, D. D., LL. D., D.D. Oxon., 

The Rev. C. S. Abbott, The Rev. B. F. Fleetwood, 

" Peter Arvedson, " John A. Fitch, 

" H. W. Beers, " John Gierlovv, 

" T. N. Benedict, " Charles A. Gilbert, 

" John Benson, " William Greene, 

" Jacob Bredberg, " C. B. Guillemont, 

" J. S. Chamberlain, " William F. B. Jackson, 

" Philander Chase, " S. Russell Jones, 

Samuel Chase, D.D., ♦' Robert J. Keeling, D.D. , 

John W. Clark, " Charles V. Kelly, D.D., 

" Edwin Coan, " John Harris Knowles, 

" James W. Coe, " C. W. Leffingwell, 

" William H. Cooper, " Clinton Locke, 

" George F. Cushman, D.D. , " Thomas Lyle, 

" David W. Dresser, " James S. McGowan, 

" Samuel Edson, " T. N. Morrison, D.D. , 



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The Rev. 
>< 


John Wesley Osborne, 
D. S. Phillips, 
W. J. Pigott, 
Samuel D. Pulford, 
Wm. M. Reynolds, D.D., 
A. B. Russell, 


The Rev 


J. H. Rylance, 

Charles Stewart, 
R. F. Sweet, B. D. 
William Thompson, 
E. B. Tuttle, 
Albert E. Wells. 




Whole number entitled to seats, 


. 




68 


Whole number present, 


- 


- 


- 45 



There were also present, but not entitled to seats : 

The Rev. Erastus De Wolf, The Rev. J. A. Russell, 

" Jonas Greene, " Thomas Smith, B. D., 

" Philip A. Johnson, " J. E. Walton. 

Roswell Park, D. D., 

Those entitled to seats, but not present, were : 

The Rev. H. N. Bishop, D. D., The Rev. William Mitchell, M. D., 

" Caleb A. Bruce, " Thomas W. Mitchell, 

" John Cauch, " Francis B. Nash, 

" Charles E. Cheney, " John Portmess, 

" Charles P. Clarke, " E. James Purdy, 

" Hiram H. Cole, " William W. Ratter, 

" Sidney Corbett, B. D., " Warren H. Roberts, 

" Samuel Cowell, " George Say res, 

" Henry T. Hiester, " A. W. Snyder, 

»' Benjamin Hutchins, " William M. Steel. 

There being a quorum of the Clergy, the list of 
Parishes entitled to representation was read. The Cer- 
tificates of the Lay Delegates, were, on call, presented, 
and referred to a committee, consisting of the Hev. 
Clinton Locke and N. W. Edwards. 

The Committee reported as correct the following : 

St. John's, Algonquin, | Wm.'^Estergreen. 

S. R. Dolbee, 

St. Paul's, Alton, \ J- W. Schweppe, 

M. M. Dutro. 



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Horace Wardner, M. D. 

Redeemer, Cairo, ^ Samuel B. Halliday, 

Henry H. Candee. 

T. P. Lawrence, 
Ascension, Chicago, -J F. B. Peabody, 

B. F. Pixley. 

Reuben Taylor, 

Atonement, Chicago, i John A. J. Kendig, 

J. Stiles. 

A. C. Calkins, 

Christ, Chicago, \ Geo. W. Thompson, 

R. A. B. Mills. 

Henry C. Ranney, 

Grace, Chicago, \ Chas. H. Brower, 

W. J. Barney. 

E. H. Sheldon, 

St. James', Chicago, \ J. H. Stokes, 

E. K. Hubbard. 

D. W. Page, 
St. John's, Chicago, \ Geo. Gardner, 

C. H. Jordan. 

Edward Dansen, Sen., 
St. Stephen's, Chicago, -| J. K. Gooding, 

E. P. AVood. 

Geo. R. Chittenden, 

Trinity, Chicago \ J. H. Roberts, 

L. B. Otis. 

D. C. Lockwood, 
St. John's, Decatur, \ Lowber Burrowes, 

Wm. J. Quinlan. 

Jas. K. Edsall, 

St. Luke's, Dixon, ^ Jas. A. Hawley, 

Franklin Weeks. 



John F. Beaty, 
Francis Jackson. 



Redeemer, Elgin, „.. -| 

St. Mark's, Evanston, / Chas. Comstock, 

|_ John H. Ivedzie. 

(Lyman Warner, 
Wm. AVilkinson, 
Wm. Thos. Bell. 

f A. W. Griffith, 

St. Andrew's, Farm Ridge, \ Egbert Coles, 

(^ Jasper Bennett. 

(Daniel Le Better, 
E. A. Small, 
Sam'l B. Heron. 

St. Paul's, Kankakee, / William Sibley, 

( Emory Cobb. 

Ethel V. Bronson, 

St. John's, Kewanee, \ S. M. Etter, 

J. Hopkins. 



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{S. Corning Judd, 
D. W. C. Bryant, 
E. M. M. Clark. 

r J. W. Dow, 

Christ, .......Ottawa, -I Wm. Osman, 

{ J. 0. Harris, M. D. 

r Alex. G. Tyng, 

St. Paul's, Peoria, -| Richard F. Seabury, 

[_ Sam'l "Wilkinson. 

{Naason Young, 
James Barton, 
Peter Browers. 

(Francis C. Moore, 
H. A. AVilliamson, 
A. Niles. 

{Wm. L. Moss, 
Joseph Mayo, 
Jesse Moss. 

r R. P. Lane, M. D., 
Emmanuel, Rockford, } S. W. Stone, 

■ i H. P. Stockton. 

f S. H. Treat, 

St. Paul's, Springfield, J Antrim Campbell, 

i N. W. Edwards. 

«^^*^^' ^ievWng, { cha^;;fJt^'_ 

F. W. Partridge, 

St. Peter's Sycamore, \ Eldridge G. Wheaton, 

George Cobb. 

Pierre A. Barker, 

St. Paul's, "Warsaw, \ John W. Marsh, 

N. W. Bliss. 

"Wm. Besley, 
Christ, "Waukegan, J Chas. K. Steele, 



1 



Wm. Freeman. 

Redeemer, Wilmington, / ?; "l' Jutnam, M.D., 

^ ' \ M. S. Hall. 

The Secretary then called the names of the Lay 
Delegates, and the following were found present : 

S. R. Dolbee, J. W. Schweppe, M. M. Dxxiro— St. Paul's, Alton. 

Henry H. Candee — Redeemer, Cairo. 

J. P. Lawrence — Ascension, Chicago. 

A. C. Calkins — Christ, Chicago. 

Chas. H. Brower, AVm. J. Barney — Grace, Chicago. 

J. H. Stokes, E. K. Hubbard — St. James', Chicago. 

D. W. Page, Geo. Gardner, C. H. Jordan — aS'^. John's, Chicago. 

Edward Dansen, Sen., J. K. Gooding, E. P. Wood— ;S'<. Stephen's, Chicago. 



22 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 

Geo. R. Chittenden, L. B. Otis — Trinity, Chicago. 

D. C. Lockwood, Lowber Burrowes, Wm. J. Quinlan — St. Johi's, Decatur. 

Franklin Weeks — ^S";:. Luke's, Dixon. 

John F. Beaty — Redeemer, Elf/in. 

Chas. Comstock — St. Mark's, Evanston. 

Wm. Wilkinson — Calvary, Farmington. 

A. W. Griffith — St. Andrew's, Farm Ridge. 

Dan'l Le Better — Grace, Oalena. 

Emory Cobb — St. Paul's, Kankakee. 

D. W. C. Bryant — St. James', Lewistown. 

J. W. Dow — Christ, Ottawa. 

Alex. G. Tyng, Samuel Wilkinson — St. Paul's, Peoria. 

Naason Young — St. Paul's, Peru. 

Francis C. Moore, H. A. Williamson — St. John's, Quincy. 

Joseph Mayo — Christ, Robin's Nest. 

S. W. Stone — Emmanuel, Rockford. 

S. H. Treat, Antrim Campbell — St. Paul's, Springfield. 

L. Hapgood — Grace, Sterling. 

George Cobb — St. Peter's, Sycamore. 

Pierre A. Barker — St. Paul's, Warsaw. 

Wm. Besley, Wm. Freeman — Christ, Waukegan. 

Henry A. Hoist — St. Luke's, Wyoming. 

Whole number of Parishes entitled to representation, - - - - 38 

Whole number of Certificates approTed, ------ 33 

Whole number of Parishes represented, ------ 30 

There being present a Canonical number of Lay 
Delegates, thus constituting a quorum of both Orders, 
the Convention was declared to be duly organized and 
ready for business. 

The following Preamble and Resolution were then 
presented and unanimously adopted : 

Whereas, It being desirable that the Bishop should attend the Confer- 
ence invited of all the Bishops of the Anglican Communion, at Lambeth, on 
the 24th of September next, the Bishop, on the recommendation of the 
Standing Committee, and in virtue of the power given him by Article IV of 
the Constitution, has convened this Special Convention of the Diocese of 
Illinois, for the purpose of transacting all the business of the Annual Con- 
vention, the regular session of which would be on the eleventh day of Sep- 
tember next ; therefore. 



1867.] of the Diocese of Illinois. 23 

Resolved, That the aforesaid action of the Bishop and Standing Com- 
mittee is hereby approved ; and this Convention is declared to be the Annual 
Convention of this Diocese for A. D. 1867, and competent as such to transact 
all the business of an Annual Convention under the Constitution and Canons 
of the Church. 

On motion, it was 

Resolved, That the Canons of the Cathedral Church of SS. Peter and 
Paul be, and hereby are, admitted to seats in this Convention. 

On motion, the following resolution was adopted : 

Whereas, There was collected, in St. Paul's Church, Springfield, during 
the past Conventional year, chiefly through the machinery of the Endowment 
Fund, the sum of $129.30, which has been paid to the Treasurer of the 
Diocese ; and. 

Whereas, Said sum was collected and paid with the distinct under- 
standing, on the part of the Rector and Yestry of the Parish and the con- 
tributors, that it should be exclusively applied to the Diocesan Fund ; there- 
fore, be it 

Resolved, That the Treasurer be directed to credit the Parish with said 
sum in its account with the Diocesan Fund. 

The " Rules of Order " were then read. 

The election of Secretary being next in order, on 
motion, the ballot was unanimously dispensed with, and 
the Rev. John Harris Knowles was re-elected. 

On motion, the ballot was dispensed with, and Mr. 
George P. Lee was unanimously re-elected Treasurer. 

The Secretary asked for an Assistant, and nominated 
the Rev. Edwin Coan. The nomination was, on motion, 
confirmed. 

On motion, it was 

Resolved, That the privilege be granted to St. Luke's Church, Dixon, 
Christ Church, Limestone, and Trinity Church, Belvidere, of drawing from 
their contributions to the Endowment Fund, the sum needed to meet their 
assessment for the Diocesan Fund for the current year. 



2i Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 

The following resolution was adopted : 

Resolved, That Clergymen present not entitled to seats in the Convention, 
Clergymen from other Dioceses, and Candidates for Holy Orders, be admitted 
to honorary seats in this Convention, and that they be requested to hand 
their names to the Secretary. 

The Bishop gave notice that the front seats of the 
East Transept were reserved for this purpose, where- 
upon the following Clergymen took seats accordingly : 

The Rev. S. Y. McMasters, D. D., Rural Dean of the Central Convocation 

of the Diocese of Minnesota. 
The Rev. Brockholst Morgan, of the Diocese of New Jersey. 
The Rev. Henry Safford, of the Diocese of Michigan. 

The President appointed the following standing 
Committees : 

I. 0)1 the Incorporation of Churches. — The Rev. T. N. Benedict, S. R. 
Dolbee, J. W. Dow. 

II. On Fhicmce.— The R&v. T. N. Morrison, D. D., D. C. Lockwood, 
A. C. Calkins. 

III. On Privilege.— 1\\e Rev. Clinton Locke, The Rev. William M. 
Reynolds, D. D., N. W. Edwards. 

IV. On Legislation.— The Rev. Samuel Chase, D. D., The Rev. H. W. 
Beers, The Rev, Edwin Coan, S. H. Treat, L. B. Otis, Emory Cobb. 

V. On the Extension of the Church. — The Rev. Geo. F. Cushman, D. D., 
The Rev. D. W. Dresser, A. G. Tyng, Geo. R. Chittenden. 

VI. On Unfinished Business. — The Rev. J. W. Coe, John F. Beaty. 

The President also appointed the Inspectors of Elec- 
tions, as follows : 

For Standing Committee : 

Clerical Votes. Lay Votes. 

The Rev. John Gierlow, The Rev. S. Edson, 

Mr. J. W. Schweppe. Mr. Edward Dansen. 

For Deputies to General Convention : 

Clerical Votes. Lay Votes. 

The Rev. C. S. Abbott, The Rev. C. P. Dorset, 

Mr. S. W. Stone. Mr. John W. Shonbeck. 



1867.] of the Diocese of Illinois. 25 

For Trustees of the Protestant Episcopal Church in 
the Diocese of Illinois : 

Clerical Votes. Lay Votes. 

The Rev. Wm. Greene, The Rev. Peter Arvedson, 

Mr. Samuel Wilkinson, Mr. L. Hapgood. 



Miscellaneous Business being in order, a motion to 
amend Section 1, Canon XIII, as foUows, was referred 
to the Committe on Legislation : 

Resolved, That Section 1, Canon XIII, be amended so as to read: 
"Every parish in the Diocese is hereby annually assessed for Diocesan pur- 
poses, a sum equal to per cent, upon the salary of its minister. The 

funds raised under this assessment shall constitute and be called the Diocesan 
Fund of Illinois." 

On motion, a proposed Canon, regarding the mode 
of electing Bishops, was also referred to the Committee 
on Legislation. 

On motion, it was 

Resolved, That Trinity Church, Geneseo, be admitted to representation 
with this Convention, upon payment of assessment due this year. 

On motion, the following resolution was adopted : 

Whereas, St. John's Church, Gillespie, is assessed in the sum of twenty- 
three dollars, for the Conventional year 1865-66, which assessment really 
embraces both the parishes of Gillespie and Bunkerhill ; and. 

Whereas, There are not, and never have been, twenty-three Communi- 
cants in St. John's Church, Gillespie ; therefore, 

Resolved, That on the payment of the assessment for the current year, 
and ten dollars for the years 1865-66, St. John's, Gillespie, be and is hereby 
declared to have discharged its obligations to the Convention, in this regard, 
and to be entitled to representation. 



26 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 

On motion, the proposed addition to the third Sec- 
tion of the fifth Article of the Constitution, found on 
p. 34, Journal of Twenty-ninth Annual Convention, was 
adopted by an unanimous vote of both Orders. 

The adopted addition is as follows : 

And the Treasurer, ex-officio, shall be entitled to all the rights and privi- 
leges of the Convention when not a delegate, except that of voting. 

On motion, the proposed amendment to Article III, 
Section 1, of the Constitution, as recorded on pp. 34 
and 35 Journal of Twenty-ninth Annual Convention, 
was unanimously adopted by a vote of both Orders. 

The amendment is as follows : 

There shall be a Convention of the Church in this Diocese, to be holden 
on the first Tuesday after the second Monday of September, annually. 

On motion, it was 

Resolved, That on the payment of twenty-eight dollars, on the assess- 
ment for the current year, the parish of Trinity Church, Aurora, be declared 
to have discharged its obligations to the Convention, and be admitted to 
representation. 

On motion, it was 

Resolved, That Trinity Church, Belvidere, having paid its assessment for 
the current year, be relieved of that of the year preceding — being thirty-one 
dollars. 

On motion, the Convention adjourned, to meet again 
Thursday, at nine o'clock. 



1867.] of the Diocese of Illinois. 27 



SECOND DAY. 

The Cathedral, Chicago, ') 
Thursday, Aug. 22d, A. D. 1867. j 

The Convention met pursuant to adjournment, at 
nine o'clock, a. m. 

Morning Prayer was begun and continued to the 
Creed by the Rev. C. S. Abbott. The Rev. J. Gierlow 
said the Creed and the concluding Prayers. 

The Convention was then called to order by the 
President, and the roll called by the Secretary. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

A petition was read from the Church of the 
Redeemer, Princeton, as follows : 

The Redeemer's Church, Princeton, represents that it has paid its 
Diocesan assessment for 1867, but is in arrears for 1866. That in its efforts 
to erect a Church edifice, its pecuniary resources are, at present, exhausted. 
It prays the Convention to remit its dues for 1866, and admit its Delegate to 
a seat. 

On motion, it was 

Resolved, That the amount due the Diocesan Fund for the year 1866, 
from "The Redeemer's Church, Princeton," be remitted, and its Delegate be 
admitted to a seat in the Convention. 



28 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 



The certificates of Lay Delegates, not presented the 
day before, were then called for, whereupon the follow- 
ing were laid upon the Secretary's table, and approved 
by the Committee : 

oix T 1 , TVT -n f Jas. G. Wrielit, 

St- Jolin's, Naperville, | g_ p_ g^^^^S^_ 

Redeemer, Princeton, \ Wm. Bacon, M. D. 

The names of Lay Delegates, not present before, 
were then called, when the following answered to their 
names : 

James G.Wright, ....St. Johi's, Naperville. 

W. Bacon, M. D., Redeemer, Princeton. 

J. W. Hutchinson, St. Mark's, Geneva. 

A. W. Glass, " 

James Bai-ton, St. Paul's, Peru. 

James A. Hawley, St. Luke's, Dixon. 

John H. Kedzie, St. Mark's, Evanston. 

J. Hopkins, St. John's, Kewanee. 

William Stoddard, St. Paul's, Kankakee. 

Geo. W. Thompson, Christ, Chicago. 

The Right Reverend the Bishop of the Diocese then 
read his Sixteenth Annual Address. 

At its conclusion, it was, on motion. 

Resolved, That so much of the Bishop's Address as relates to the Organi- 
zation of Vestries, be referred to the Committee on Legislation. 

On motion, that part of the Bishop's Address 
relating to the Cathedral system, was referred to a com- 
mittee of three. 

Said Committee consisted of 

The Rev. J. H. Rylance, D. D., Mr. L. B. Otis. 

H. W. Beers, 



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On motion, that part of the Bishop's Address 
touching Marriage and Divorce, was referred to a com- 
mittee of three. 

Said Committee was as follows : 

The Rev. Clinton Locke, Mr. Geo. W. Thompson. 

'< Geo. F. Cushraan, D. D., 

On motion, that part of the Bishop's Address, in 
which the subject of Rural Deanries was treated, was 
referred to the Committee on Legislation. 

On motion, that part of the Bishop's Address 
relating to England, was referred to a committee of five, 
as follows : 

The Rev. T. N. Morrison, D. D., Mr. D. W. Page, 

" J. H. Rylance, " H. A. Williamson. 

" Edwin Coan, 

The Report of the Standing Committee was presented 
and read, as follows : 

REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE OF THE DIOCESE FOR THE 
CONTENTIONAL YEAR 1866-7. 

The Standing Committee of the Diocese respectfully report, as follows: 

At the Annual Convention of the Diocese, held in the Cathedral Church 
of SS. Peter and Paul, September 12th, 1866, The Revs. Clinton Locke, 
H. W. Beers, and H. N. Bishop, D. D., and Messrs. A. C. Calkins, G. R. 
Chittenden, and C. R. Larrabee, were elected the Standing Committee. 

Sept. 13th, 1866. — The Committee met in the Cathedral and organized 
by the election of Rev. Clinton Locke, President, and Mr. C. R. Larrabee, 
Secretary. 

Sept. 18th. — The Committee met at the office of Mr. Chittenden. 

Accepted the transfer of Rev. John W. Clark from the Diocese of New 
Hampshire. 

Granted Letters Dimissory to Rev. Anson Clark, transferring him to the 
Diocese of Ohio. 



30 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 



Signed testimonials recommending Rev. Edward C. Porter and Dewitt C. 
Howard, Deacons, for Priests' Orders. 

Recommended to the Diocesan Missionary Board the following Stations, 
Missionaries, and Stii^ends : 

Morris, Rev. W. J. Pigott, Stipend, $200.00 

Algonquin " Peter Arvedson, '* 250.00 

CoUinsville, " John Portmess, " 150.00 

Geneseo, " P. B. Morrison, " 200.00 

Geneva, " 200.00 

Lee Centre, " R. Trewartha, " 150.00 

Pekin and Fremont, " W. M. Steel, " 150.00 

Rushville, " 150.00 

Paris and Shelbyville, " T.W.Mitchell, " 200.00 

Warsaw, " W. M. Reynolds, D, D.,... '< 200.00 

Peoria County, " J. S. Chamberlain, (Itinerant) " 200.00 

Chicago, St. Ansgarius, " J. Bredberg, " 250.00 

St. Anne, (near Kankakee),... " Chas. Guillemont, " 150.00 

Mound City, " 300.00 

Normal, " 500.00 

Catlin, " 200.00 

Belvidere " W. II. Cooper, " 250.00 

Licensed as Lay Reader, Mr. Shepherd Johnson, in the Parish of 
St. John's Church, Chicago. 

Oct. 22d. — Granted Letters Dimissory, transferring Rev. Silas Totten, 
D. D., to Diocese of Kentucky, and Rev. Gustavus C. Bird, to Diocese of 
Pennsylvania. 

Nov. 6th. — Granted Letters Dimissory, transferring Rev. D. C. Howard 
to the Diocese of Michigan, and Rev. John Trimble to the Diocese of 
Maryland. 

Accepted Letters Dimissory, transferring Rev. Wm. Thompson from the 
Diocese of Ohio, and Rev. Chas. V. Kelley, D. D., from the Diocese of 
Wisconsin. 

Recommended to the Diocesan Missionary Board, Rev. Caleb A. Bruce, 
as Missionary at Galesburg, with a stipend of $200, and Rev. Jas. McGowan, 
as Missionary at Lacon, stipend $150. 

Recommended to the Domestic Committee of the General Board of Mis- 
sions, Rev. Wm. Thompson, as Missionary at Kewanee. 

Approved the general features of the plan of work proposed by the 
Diocesan Missionary Board, and recommended that the salaries of their pro- 
posed Itinerancies be $1,000. 

Dec. 29th. — Granted Letters Dimissory, transferring Rev. Henry H. 
De Garmo to the Diocese of Indiana. 



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Accepted Letter Dimissory, transferring Rev. Jno. T. Worthington from 
the Diocese of Missouri. 

Signed Testimonials of Consent to the Consecration of Rev. Henry A. 
Neeley, Bishop Elect, of Maine. 

Recommended to the Diocesan Missionary Board, Rev. John W. Clark, as 
Missionary at Lewiston, with stipend of $200. Also, that the stipend of Rev. 
Chas. Guillemont, Missionary at St. Anne, be increased to $200 per annum. 

Licensed, as Lay Readers, the following gentlemen : Mr. Henry C. 
Ranney, in Parish of Grace Church, Chicago ; Mr. John S. Quick, in Mission 
of St. John's Church, at Harlem ; Messrs. J. H. Vermilye and Samuel Gehr, 
of Church of the Ascension, Chicago. 

Jan. 3d, 1867. — Authorized the insertion, in the '^ A7nerican Churchman," 
of an advertisement, inviting correspondence from Clergymen willing to be 
Itinerants in this Diocese, with a stipend of $1,000, afterwards raised to 
$1,200. 

Recommended to the Diocesan Missionary Board, the employment of 
Rev. Mr. Cauch in the vicinity of Belvidere, with a stipend of $50. 

Jan. 29th. — Ordered, that the Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy be 
divided between Revs. Chas. P. Clarke, Asa Griswold and Benj. Hutchins. 

Recommended to the Domestic Committee of the Board of Missions, 
Rev. R. Trewartha, for Chesterfield, at a stipend of $100; and Rev. Jno. 
Worthington, as Missionary in Pike County, with a stipend of $300. 

Recommended to the Diocesan Missionary Board, Rev. John Fitch, as 
Missionary in Spring Township, with a stipend of $75. 

Feb. 2d. — Signed Testimonials of Consent to the Consecration of Rev. 
D. S. Tuttle, Missionary Bishop Elect of Montana. 

Nominated to the Diocesan Missionary Board, Rev. J. Austin Merrick, 
D. D., to fill an Itinerancy, with Carlinville as the centre of his field, at a 
stipend of $1,000 per annum, and $200 for outfit. 

Rev. E. B. Tuttle, of St. Mark's Church, Cottage Grove, was recom- 
mended to the Diocesan Missionary Board for a stipend of $100, in consider- 
ation of Missionary work already performed in that vicinity. 

Set forth, and signed, a Memorial to the Legislature of this State, touch- 
ing certain acts of incorporation, as instructed by resolution of the Conven- 
tion of 1866, on pp. 56-57 of Convention Journal. 

Feb. 26th. — Granted Letters Dimissory to the following Clergymen : 
Rev. C. H. Albert, transferring him to the Diocese of Arkansas ; Rev. John 
Foster, transferring him to the Diocese of Missouri ; Rev. P. B. Morrison, 
transferring him to the jurisdiction of the Missionary Bishop of Nebraska. 

Accepted Letter Dimissory, transferring Rev. Ed. Coan from the Diocese 
of Western New York. 



32 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 

March 23d. — Signed Testimonials of Rev. A. W. Snyder, Deacon, 
recommending him for Priest's Orders, and of Messrs. B. Frank Fleetwood 
and Chas. W. Leffingwell, recommending them to the Bishop for Deacon's 
Orders. 

March 28th. — Signed Testimonials of Rev. Wm. J. Pigott, Deacon, 
recommending him to the Bishop for Priest's Orders. 

June 25th. — Signed Testimonials of Consent to the Consecration of Rev. 
J. Freeman Young, S. T. D., Bishop Elect of Florida. 

Declined to sign Testimonials of Rev. F. M. Whittle, Assistant Bishop 
Elect of Virginia, for Canonical reasons. 

July 16th. — Signed an Address to the Bishop of the Diocese, advising 
the call of a Special Convention, to meet on the 21st of August, to take the 
place of the Thirtieth Annual Convention of the Diocese. 

CLINTON LOCKE, President. 
C. R. Larrabee, Secretary. 

The Report of the Board of Missions was next pre- 
sented and read, as follows : 

KEPORT OF THE BOARD OP MISSIONS. 

The Board of Missions of the Diocese of Illinois respectfully 
report, that immediately at the adjournment of last Convention, it 
was organized b) the election of Rev. C. E. Cheney as Secretary; 
and, after consultation, the members agreed upon $5,000 as the 
minimum sum of money to be raised during the year to meet the 
Missionary needs of the Diocese. 

The first business meeting was held in St. Paul's Parish, Peoria? 
and, as its first work, placed upon record the following Preamble 
and Resolutions : 

Whereas, The Missionary Board hold their first stated meeting, 
by appointment, at Peoria; and, 

Whereas, The Board think it indispensable that no delay 
should be had in acting upon the nominations made by the Stand- 
ing Committee, and doing such other work as the great Missionary 
demands of the Diocese require; 

Resolved., That we regret the absence of the Bishop (the head 
of the Board) at this, its first meeting; 



1867.] of the Diocese of Illinois. 33 

Resolved, That we shall hail with pleasure his return, and his 
presence at our future Meetings; and that as this Board is appointed 
as a more active auxiliary in the work of Diocesan Missions, we 
pledge ourselves as members, to a cordial co-operation with him, who 
is, by his office, the head of that branch of Church work in the 
Diocese. 

Having thus declared what was deemed the true position of the 
Board, its members proceeded, with prayerful consideration, to the 
task before them. Owing to the absence of the Bishop, and the want 
of individual acquaintance with the recent Missionary work, character 
of Stations, their capacity for future development and strength, and 
the immense territory to be covered, much embarrassment was felt in 
this portion of th^eir work. 

The then existing Missionary Stations and work could not be 
rudely and suddenly left unsupported, and a new system be inaugu- 
rated, even had such a plan been presented and found superior, and 
so the Board confirmed the nominations of the Standing Committee, 
(acting as the Ecclesiastical authority of the Diocese,) so far as they 
related to Stations occupied by a Missionary. By this action, all the 
old work of the Diocese was sustained and carried forward. 

Sensible of the great injustice before that time sustained by the 
Missionaries in the irregular and un-certain payments of the stipends, 
oftentimes amounting to a non-payment of a respectable portion of 
the same, the Boaixl considered itself bound to the persistent and 
personai eflPort of its members to lay before the members of the 
Church in this Diocese the claims of herself and her Master and 
Head, in this respect, so that their offering of means might be more 
ample, and that the laborers should be promptly and fully paid. 

In the plan adopted to secure this result, the aid secured by the 
resolution so unanimously adopted by the Clergy in Convention 
assembled, to give " one Sunday in each quarter for Missionary work 
at such point as the Bishop might request," was largely counted upon 
as a new element of strength and activity, and there was founded 
upon this, a series of meetings, (or Convocations, so-called, for want 
of a better term,) itinerating throughout the Diocese ; having for 
their object — the greater unity of the Clergy in consultation, and co- 
operation with each other ; the direct appeal to the people for greater 
interest and self-sacrifice, and with this, laying before them a brief 
statement of the preceding work, the present situation, and the 

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34 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 

future wants; and also to induce the actual, outspoken, and practical 
indorsement of the Laity, both in the general and also in such local 
work as might present itself in their neighborhoods. 

These meetings were to be attended by two of the Clergy, to be 
invited by the Bishop, one member of the Board, and such other 
attendance, clerical and lay, as the surroundings would warrant; to 
commence with Friday evening service, continuing through Saturday 
with such service as the resident minister should indicate, and on Sun- 
day morning ; the sermons, or lectures, all to bear upon the great 
subject of Missions; and closing with an informal meeting on Sunday 
evening, consisting mainly of appeals and short addresses from 
Clergy and Laity, both resident and foreign ; and receiving the 
pledges of the Parish for an oifering, to be made good during the year, 
for the aid of Diocesan Missions. 

The Board, also, were strongly impressed with the idea, that 
much greater success might be attained, if the whole character of Mis- 
sionary work could be elevated to its proper dignity. Practically, 
Parochial work and cares had taken the first place, and the Mis- 
sionary work had been consigned to a secondary position ; hence the 
Missionary Clergyman was found in a small, weak Parish, doing such 
duty as he might with small means at his command, working single- 
handed within his own Parish, oppressed with care and anxiety, and 
enabled only to present the Church in her poverty and barrenness. 
To remedy this, one and the principal means devised was to introduce 
a plan of itinerating missions — meaning, briefly, to select a section of 
country, easy of access, by railroad, or other public means of com- 
munication, and make it the Missionary field of some one man, the 
Missionary Treasury placing in his hands a comfortable subsistence 
for himself and family, and he to go forth in Grod's name, to do His 
work according to the ability given him ; relieved from temporal 
care, and so far entirely independent of the people among whom he 
should minister. 

This latter action was duly communicated to the Standing Com- 
mittee, in form, recommending the services of four such Itinerants, at 
a salary of $1,000 each. 

At its next meeting the Board further acted upon subjects con- 
nected with the Itinerant work, declaring that no salary as such 
should be received by the Itinerant, from the people, but that all funds 
given him should belong to the Missionary Treasury ; recommending, 



1867.] of the Diocese of Illinois. 35 

however, that he should always stimulate the people to give 
of their means as a part of their duty to God, and suggesting that 
these gifts should be turned into a local channel, viz. : To provide a 
comfortable room for holding services, books and the necessary 
accessories, so that the services mightbefairly andunderstandingly set 
before the people ; to provide a Church as soon as able — the support 
of all which objects should be considered as helps to the Missionary 
Treasury of the Diocese. 

The Board also offered to receive offerings from the Mission 
Stations, and hold them in trust for a time, to be subject to the order 
of the Station, countersigned by the Bishop, for the purpose of aiding 
them in the erection of a Church, the deposit to draw interest. Such 
a policy adopted and acted upon might, in time, become a valuable 
auxiliary to Church extension in the Diocese. 

The first business of the Board was to devise means for a 
largely increased work. For this purpose, at the earlier of the 
Itinerant meetings, the appeal for means was plainly and prominently 
set before the different congregations. The first meeting, in Peoria, 
produced a response altogether exceeding the fondest anticipations, 
and amounted to over one-half of all the Missionary offerings of all 
the Parishes in the Diocese during the preceding year. Without 
ever experiencing an equal degree of success in any other Parish, the 
Board, with gratelul thanksgiving to God, gladly say, that no appeal 
has been made during the year, that has not returned its thirty, sixty, 
or an hundred fold. Everywhere, Parishes, great and small, have 
responded to the call, and almost visibly has the blessing of God 
followed such action, and proved, " that it was better to give than to 
receive." 

These meetings were continued uninterruptedly from Advent to 
Lent, when they were discontinued to be resumed after Easter. 
Meantime, the Bishop's return, and the incidents connected there- 
with, and the pressure upon his time, led to the passage of some two 
months before the meetings of the Board were resumed, since which 
time, until about August 1st, the same sjstem of meetings has been 
sustained. 

It soon became evident that time and care must be expended in 
the selection of Itinerant Missionaries. Peculiar characteristics were 
required, and the Church could not afford a mistake in this respect. 
There are local Missionaries in the Diocese, who, in such place, might 



36 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 

do great work for God and His Church; hut such change might 
sacrifice all, or very much of, the fruits of past labor in their own 
charges. The intimate and sacred ties which bind Priest and People 
should not be lightly sundered. The Board have seen sad proofs of 
this during the past year, and have felt a sympathy for the disappoint- 
ments which a Bishop must often and continually experience from 
this unfortunately too prevalent habit; mainly for this reason, and by 
advising with the Ecclesiastical authority, the look for Itinerants was 
chiefly outward, and hitherto has been unsuccessful. 

With but one Itinerant in the field, the receipts were found 
abundant for the Missionary Stafi" — now considerably augmented from 
its original number — and latterly the appeals to the Church men and 
women have been less for money and more for personal response in 
work and prayers, in the fulfillment of their Baptismal obligations. 

It can truly be affirmed, that the response in this direction has 
not been less marked than in the other, and many instances of per- 
sonal and Parish devotion to a greatly increased activeness in work 
for others, and in self-consecration to God, has, by His blessing, been 
incited by such familiar and frequent intercourse in matters pertaining 
to this work of Christ. 

Some twenty of these meetings have been held in difi'erent parts 
of the Diocese. The Clergy have nobly responded to the calls made 
upon them, and the Board are glad of this public opportunity to 
attribute a very large proportion of the benefits and gains to their 
action. Without this, the results must have been feeble and imper- 
ceptible ; with it, it can hardly be gainsayed, that a great change has 
been accomplished in the Diocese. 

The call upon them has not only been of time and talent, but 
also of that which, perhaps, entailed more self-denial than either — of 
their means ; and although the attempt was always made to require 
short travel, yet still, at times, the expense was quite considerable. 
It would be right, could the Missionary Treasury bear the burden, 
for it to pay the necessary expenses of the attendant Clergy — and 
lacking that, the Parish of the visiting Priest should thus much 
share in his labors and love for Christ's work, and themselves be at 
the cost. 

In this connection, brief reference is made to the general objec- 
tion, often met, coming from the Clergy, viz. : Disinclination to be 



1867.] of the Diocese of Illinois. 37 

absent from their Parishes on Sunday, and the consequent closing of 
the Parish Church, and the temporary absence of the public services. 
The reply may be two-fold : 

First, That the Clergyman is still in the line of duty ; that 
their whole duty is not confined to Parochial bounds — nor in the 
line of duty can it be. The Clergy are all members of the Church 
Catholic, and their sympathies and duties must correspond in this 
extent. Besides which, so diverse are the gifts and personal influence 
of the Clergy, that the single day's service of the visiting Clergyman 
might Carry convictions of neglected duty and rejected love to a soul, 
which hitherto the resident minister could not touch or influence, and, 

Second, The consequence is not a necessary one, that the Parish 
Church should be closed. The congregation of every Parish Church 
should always furnish one or more Christian men, who are able and 
willing to stand forth and lead the people in their public worship. 

In this way, again, the Laity are actively co-operating with the 
Clergy, in the Missionary labors of the Church. 

With such views pressing upon them, and after full consultation, 
the Board passed a resolution requesting the Bishop (if consistent 
with his judgment,) to license a Lay Reader in every Parish in the 
Diocese. 

To what extent (if any) this has been done, we are ignorant. It 
is fervently hoped, however, that the Clergy will not press this objec- 
tion to Missionary work, but will again renew their determination to 
give one Sunday in each quarter to such point as the Bishop may 
designate. 

The amounts of pledged subscriptions have been as follows, in the 
order here given, viz. : 

PLEDGED. PAID.* 

St. Paul's, Peoria, $1,060.00 $835.00 

Grace, Chicago, 500.00 288.36 

Christ Church, Chicago, 500.00 293.57 

Grace, Galena, 84.26 57.76 

St. Luke's, Dixon, 125.00 60.54 

St. Paul's, Warsaw, 50.00 30.00 

Trinity, Jacksonville, 400.00 267.00 

Emmanuel, Rockford, 140.00 60.30 

Zion, Freeport, 100.00 

* These payments are only up to time of making report. The full result will appear 
next year. 



38 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 



PLEDGED. PAID. 

St. James', Chicago, ..$1,000.00 $1,022.57 

St. John's, Chicago, 250.00 250.00 

Christ Church, Joliet, 100.00 56.35 

St. John's, Quincy, 500.00 291.71 

Christ Cliurch, Waukegan, 168.00 207.98 

St. Paul's, Alton, 110.00 110.00 

St. James', Lewistown, 100.00 59.60 

St. Paul's, Springfield, 250.00 168.88 

St. Paul's, Pekin, 125.00 

St. John's, .Kewanee, 110.00 60.30 

Personal pledges not included above, 400.00 



$6,072.26 $4,119.92 

The results of last two Convocations have not been obtained, and 
no estimate of their financial help is here given. 

The most of these pledges were absolute, some few rather under- 
stood, but coming with such directness as to commend belief 

The pledges, in many of the later cases, are supposed to be under- 
stood by the Parishes as extending through a year from the time of 
making. They should however have been understood as extending 
only to Convention, and amounts been made to correspond therewith, 
and then to be renewed immediately at the beginning of a new year. 
Only one Parish pledge was conditionally made ; and that has not 
been fulfilled. And in the same connection, it may be said that only 
two of the Clergy declined the visitations to which they were invited, 
for other than local and imperative reasons. 

During the winter, the Secretary, for reasons assigned, felt 
compelled to withdraw from active eo-operation with the Board, and 
to resign his position as a member thereof. The resignation was not 
accepted, as there was at least question of the power to accept it, and 
that was left for the Convention at large. The resignation as Secre- 
tary was also left unaccepted, but the duties assumed by another 
member. The Board publicly regret the severance of these official 
ties — which action was pressed against the official and personal 
arguments and protests of the Board and its members. Not sympa- 
thizing in the views, the Board felt compelled to accede to the choice, 
and to respect the integrity of the motives actuating, and thus the 
severance was effected in sorrow, but in Christian love and charity, 
and thus was lost the assistance of an active and most valuable 
member, and a greater amount of duty devolved upon the remaining 
members. 



1867.] of the Diocese of Illinois. 39 

Quite a large number of outlying Missionary posts liave been 
established during the year, both by Parish Priests and by Local 
Missionaries — and in this way, quite a large amount of new territory 
has been occupied more or less resolutely and eifectively by the 
Church. Here, too, is immediate work for the Laity, in actively 
supporting their minister in this work, and where the good results 
are immediately visible under Grod. The Missionaries have rendered 
to the Board quarterly reports of the condition and prospects of the 
outlying country, whereby much valuable information has been gath- 
ered. An invitation was extended to the Parochial Clergy, in like 
manner, to give such information regarding the country surrounding 
their Parishes, but to a large extent has met with no response. Such 
information might easily be gathered, with little trouble to the whole 
body of Clergy, and would prove, at short interval of time, most 
valuable to the Bishop and whoever should be associated with him iu 
this department of work. 

Late in the year, the Board, after much consultation, determined 
to procure the services of a Colporteur, or book-hawker, to aid in 
Missionary work, by the sale of Church books and the distribution of 
tracts, etc. In this way, a large fund of information respecting the 
Church and her essentials might quietly be spread through the 
community, and be a valuable auxiliary in breaking down prejudices 
having their origin in ignorance and misrepresentation. Quite favor- 
able arrangements were made with the Church Book Societies for the 
necessary supply of books, but as yet no suitable person has been 
found to assume the position. The Board would, however, strongly 
recommend to their successors the employment of this agency, as 
being a direct Missionary work, and so fairly within the scope of 
their duties. 

The members composing the Board of Missions cannot close this 
First Annual Report without grateful thanks to Almighty God for 
all the rich mercies He has bestowed upon them in the performance 
of this their duty; that He has protected them in their going out and 
coming in; that He has answered unto them, as they have knelt 
together before Him, asking guidance and knowledge; that He has 
opened unto them the hearts of Christian brethren, and that He has 
so manifestly shed abroad the influences of His Holy Spirit in so 
many of the assemblies which have been gathered under the system 
which they have inaugurated. 



40 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 

Counting themselves as but humble instruments in His hands, 
confused with the magnitude of the work placed before them, 
confessing that by them very little has been done, yet they surrender 
the trust with a consciousness of a hearty desire to do their duty; and 
with fervent prayer that to their successors God may yield a greater 
reward, and to His Church a richer blessing, and to all the people a 
clearer knowledge and a more fervent desire to do their duty in that 
station in which He has placed them, as Missionaries of the Cross. 

Rev. T. N. Morrison. 
Rev. J. S. Chamberlain. 

Alex. Gr. Tyng. 

GrEO. P. Lee. 

The Board submit the following Resolutions to the Convention, 
as indicative of their views, and requesting their action thereupon : 

Resolved, That, in the opinion of this Convention, every baptized person 
is thereby pledged as a 3Iissionary to Christ and to His Church, according to 
the ability and opportunity given him. 

Resolved, That the vast portions of this Diocese where the Church has 
never entered, all yet to be occupied, demand of all Christians within its 
borders the full performance of their duty; associated together as Parishes, and 
personally as children of God and members of Christ. 

Resolved, That, beyond the local work already partially supported from 
the Missionary Treasury, this Convention recommends Itinerant Missions, 
as a more direct and feasible plan for reaching the hearts and influencing 
the lives of strangers to the Church. 

Resolved, That the Clergy of the Diocese are requested to furnish to the 
Missionary Board, quarterly or semi-annual reports, embracing the general 
characteristics of the population in the neighborhoods surrounding their 
Parishes ; the dominant religious belief; if sufficiently supplied with religious 
instruction, and if, in any locality, an attempt to plant the Church might be 
fairly adjudged hopeful of success; and that the Secretary of the Board be 
requested so to arrange such information that it may be permanently and 
easily accessible. 

Resolved, That the distribution and sale of Church Books is commended 
by this body as an important agent in Missionary work. 

On motion, the Resolutions appended to the fore- 
going Report were made the order of the day, after 

recess. 



1867.] of the Diocese of Illinois. 41 

On motion, the Convention took a recess until 2i 
o'clock, p. M. 



The hour having arrived for the resumption of 
business, the Convention was called to order by the 
President. 

The Resolutions appended to the Report of the 
Board of Missions were then severally discussed and 
adopted. 

On motion, it was 

Resolved, That this Convention has heard, with great gladness of heart, 
the Report of the Board of Missions for the year just past, and we, the 
Clergy and Laity constituting this Convention, pledge ourselves and our 
Parishes to a renewed and more zealous co-operation with the Committee in 
the prosecution of the work of Missions in the Diocese of Illinois. 

On motion, the Resolution at foot of p. 57, Journal 
of Twenty-ninth Annual Convention, was re-affirmed, as 
follows : 

Resolved, That every Clergyman in this Diocese give one Sunday in 
every quarter to Diocesan Missions, at the request of the Bishop, to visit 
such points as he may direct. 

On motion, it was 

Resolved, That two thousand copies of the Missionary Report be pub- 
lished for the benefit of the Parishes in the Diocese. 

On motion, it was 

Resolved, That the Secretary cause to be printed nine hundred copies of 
the Journal and Bishop's Address, and send two copies to each of the mem- 
bers of the Convention, and one copy to every ten Communicants in each 
Parish and the usual copies to the Bishops, Secretaries of the Convention, 
and periodicals of the Church ; and that he cause to be printed five hundred 
extra copies of the Bishop's Address, in separate pamphlet form ; and that 
every Clergyman in the Diocese be requested to read the same in his pulpit ; 
and also, that the Secretary seek proposals from various printing offices for 
the printing of the Journal and Bishop's Address, and select from the same 
at his discretion. 



42 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 

The Report of the Sunday School Committee was 
then presented and read. 

REPORT OF THE SUNDAY SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 

The Committee on Sunday Schools, appointed at the last Con- 
vention, respectfully report: 

The Sunday School is one of the chief agencies which is now 
used in presenting the truths of God's Word to the minds and hearts 
of children and youth. It is an agency of unquestioned power, when 
faithfully and legitimately used. Instead, however, of making it a 
happy and effective auxiliary of the Church, unfortunately, the two 
are actually, if not apparently, too widely separated. 

The teaching in our Sunday Schools is often inefficient, shallow 
and defective; and this loose and pointless instruction is deemed 
sufficient for the child, and the great fact that Baptism makes him a 
member of God's Kingdom on earth, with the most beautiful and 
sacred responsibilities growing out of the same, if not entirely passed 
over, is very lightly impressed. But there is no dividing line between 
parents and children ; the two classes together constitute the church. 
When this great truth of God's own appointment is loosely held, or 
entirely passed over, how can we expect that our children, as they 
grow older, will to any great extent openly and faithfully assume 
their Baptismal vows? While "all other things which a Christian 
ought to know and believe to his soul's health" are to be carefully 
taught, the covenanted obligations of Baptism are the very foundation 
through the grace of God for the witnessing a good confession. 

The human mind and heart are the same in all ages. To train the 
soul in the ways of God needs line upon line, precept upon precept. 
God gave the most specific directions to the members of the 
Jewish Church as to impressing His covenanted blessing upon the 
hearts of their children : " Ye shall teach them your children, 
speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou 
walkest by the way; when thou liest down and when thou risest up." 
And can it be possible that less care is needed in the Christian 
Church, and at the present time when principles are taught, and 
books are scattered in every community most disastrous to a faithful 
Christian life ? 



1867.] of the Diocese of Illinois. 43 

Unless eliildren are faithfully, tenderly and aflPectionately taught 
their obligations to God, their position in the Church, and her faith 
and worship, it must be expected that, in a multitude of cases, they 
will abandon their allegiance to the Covenant of God, and the Com- 
munion of the Church. How much more noble and blessed a thing 
it is, therefore, to train the children of our Sunday Schools in the 
distinctive features of the Church, and of the Gospel of Christ, as 
taught by His Church, than to fill their minds with vague and 
indefinite notions of religion, and leave them at last to float through 
the world without positive convictions, with no fixed principles, and 
no special love for any particular Communion. 

Your Committee would, therefore, recommend to the Clergy of 
the Diocese, the most careful supervision of their Sunday Schools, in 
order that the lambs of the flock may have secured to them spiritual 
adoption, and be made living members of Christ. And in this con- 
nection the co-operation of the Laity of every Parish is emphatically 
urged. There is a fearful apathy resting upon the people generally, 
and especially upon parents, touching this subject. 

The object of the Sunday School is one, and only one — the 
making the child, by God's grace, a holy and practical exemplification 
of the religion of Christ — not in the world — not in any of the sur- 
rounding religious bodies, but in the Protestant Episcopal Church. 
And this end cannot be efiectively reached without the special aid 
of parents and teachers. The plea which is sometimes ofiered. that 
the child should be taught the general doctrines of religion, and left 
to make his own choice of a Church in the future, is faithless and 
unchristian. Such a system of instruction is not likely to fasten the 
person to the Church in adult years, even in an outward and formal 
way. If the efi"orts of pastor and people, in every Parish, were thor- 
oughly and actively united in the great work of training the young 
in the worship and doctrines of the Church, we believe that large 
numbers of children who are now lost to the Church, and perhaps to 
God, would be kept under the restraining and guiding influences of our 
own forms of worship, and thus brought to a saving knowledge of 
the Saviour. 

It is earnestly hoped that our present Sunday School system may 
speedily undergo such modifications as shall render it what it ought 
to be, and what it was designed to be, a faithful auxiliary of the 



44 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 

Church — when what is valuable in it shall be retained, and what is 
spurious cast away; when, through its agency, the children shall be 
taught that there is a recognized place for them in, and only in the 
Church, and parent and child shall worship together in one House 
of God. 

The question of Parish Schools was ably and faithfully presented 
to the Convention one year ago. The present Committee ask the 
privilege of calling again the attention of the Convention to this 
important subject. They do not expect to add force or argument 
to what was said in the Report at the last Convention, but rather 
to keep the sjbject prominently before the Clergy and Laity of the 
Diocese. The great object is, in all of our eiforts, to bring children to a 
saving knowledge of Christ; and one important step towards this end 
is accomplished when they are made to feel that they belong to, and 
are actually part of, the Parish. 

In the Parish School the various common branches of secular 
knowledge are pursued, but moral and spiritual training is given a 
prominent place. Here that dark feature, which is often apparent 
in our public schools, disappears. The children are frequently under 
the loving eye of the Pastor of the Parish, and prayer, chant, 
catechism and hymn, form a part of the order of each day. We 
cannot too carefully watch over our children in their early educa- 
tional acquirements, in order that they may escape the desolating 
errors of the day. We can train our children in all respects in the 
Church, if we desire, and thus save them from the unconscious, 
but evil influence, which is sure to gather around them in those 
systems of education, which are so common in our towns and cities, 
and from which all knowledge of Grod and His Word are banished. 

In the Parish School, all is permeated, and made fragrant and 
beautiful with God's Holy Religion. When the moral and the 
intellectual principles are nourished together, then neither fall into 
a dwarfed or disabled state. The rounds of speculation, cavil, and 
unbelief, are avoided, and the mind and heart are likely to stand fast 
in the faith of God, and do it honor. 

This is the work, in its wider and larger aspect, that lies before 
the Church. What sight can fill us with a loftier inspiration, or 
nerve us to a sublimer effort ? How long will the Churchmen of this 
Diocese be satisfied with any cheaper or less noble way of training 



1867.] of ihe Diocese of Illinois. 45 

their cliildren ? May God open our minds to the greatness of His 
Church. Some may look with indifference, and others with distrust 
upon a radical system of training in the Church, hut we believe Glod 
will endorse it with success. He is rebuking us for our tardiness, by 
the successful example of other Dioceses in this great work. 

Let us begin, feeling that our efforts also will be visibly and con- 
sciously gilded by the smile of Heaven. 



W. H. Roberts, ] .^ 

Geo. p. Lee, } Committee. 



On motion, it was laid upon the table for further 
discussion, and the Convention took a further recess 
until half past 7 o'clock, p. m. 



The hour having arrived for the resumption of 
business, the President called the Convention to order. 

The Committee on Legislation presented the follow- 
ing Reports : 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION. 

The Committee on Legislation report adversely to any change in 
Canon XIII, entitled "Diocesan Fund." 

SAMUEL CHASE, Chairman of Committee. 

The majority of the Committee on Legislation report favorably on the 
proposed Canon, respecting the method of electing a Bishop in this Diocese. 

SAMUEL CHASE, Chairman of Committee. 

Said Canon is as follows : 

ARTICLE XV, 

ELECTION OF BISHOP. 

Section 2. The Election shall be made in the following manner: The 
order of the Clergy and the order of the Laity in open Convention, and in 
the presence of each other, shall each separately, nominate and appoint by 
ballot, some fit and qualified Clergyman for the office of Bishop of this Diocese. 



46 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 

If two-thirds of all the Clergy entitled to vote, be present, and two- 
thirds of all the Parishes entitled to vote, be represented, then a majority of 
each order concurring, shall determine a choice. Should there not be two- 
thirds of the Clergy and congregations present, then two-thirds of the votes 
of each order concurring, shall be necessary to determine a choice. 

And upon the election being made as aforesaid, the members of the 
Convention, before final adjournment, shall sign a certificate of election, in 
the form prescribed by Section II, of Canon XIII, of the Digest of Canons, 
which shall be delivered by the Secretary of the Convention to the Bishop 
elect. 

On motion, all further action on the above was 
postponed until the next annual Convention. 

The Treasurer of the Convention presented and read 
his Report, which, on motion, was referred to the 
Committee on Finance. 

The Report of the Sunday School Committee was 
taken up for consideration, and, on motion, the Resolu- 
tions found on p. 52, Journal of Twenty-ninth Annual 
Convention were re-affirmed. 

Said Resolutions are as follows : 



Resolved, That this Convention re-aifirms its opinions as expressed at the 
last Diocesan Convention, in relation to the Sunday Schools of the Church; 
and again requests the Clergy, each and all, to make Reports annually to the 
Sunday School Committee, upon the statistics required in the new class book. 
Said reports to be made as early as September in each year. 

Resolved, That the subject of Christian education is one of vital importance 
to the prosperity not only of the Church, but also of the Nation ; that in this 
Diocese the need and opportunity for Church Schools are great, and demands 
our warmest interest and hearty endeavors ; that in the successful establish- 
ment of such schools, lies the shortest path for rapid and enduring Church 
growth and strength — and such interests and endeavors are hereby warmly 
commended to the favorable consideration of every member of the Church. 



1867.] of the Diocese of Illinois. 47 

An inefFectual motion was made to dispense with 
the ballot for the purpose of electing as members of the 
Standing Committee, the following: 

The Rev. Clinton Locke, Mr. G. R. Chittenden, 

" H. W. Beers, " C. R. Larrabee, 

" J. H. Rylance, D. D. " A. C. Calkins. 

The Convention then went into an election for 
members of Standing Committee. 

Pending the result of the ballot, the Committee on 
Finance presented the following report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. 

The Committee to whom was referred the Treasurer's Report, have 
examined the same, and found it to be correct. 

T. N. MORRISON, 
A. C. CALKINS. 

On motion, it was 

Resolved, That the Treasurer of the Convention be authorized to employ 
an assistant, and pay him a reasonable compensation out of the Diocesan Fund. 

On motion, the Report of the Endowment Fund 
Committee was made the order of the day for Friday. 

The Committee on the Episcopal Residence made 
a verbal report. 

On motion, said Committee was continued, with 
power to act. 

The Inspectors of Election for members of the 
Standing Committee being ready to declare the result 



48 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 

of tlie ballot, just had, reported the following as having 
received a majority of the votes of both Orders, and 
they were therefore declared elected : 

The Rev. H. W. Beers, D. D., Mr. A. C. Calkins, 

" Clinton Locke, " G. R. Chittenden, 

« J. H. Rylance, D. D. " C. R. Larrabee. 

On motion, the Convention adjourned, to meet again 
on Friday morning at nine o'clock. 



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THIRD DAY. 

The Cathedral, Chicago, 
Friday, Aug. 23d, A. D. 1867. 

The Convention met pursuant to adjournment, at 
nine o'clock, a. m. 

Morning Prayer was begun and continued to the 
end of the Collects by the Rev. Charles A. Gilbert, 
Rector of Christ Church, Joliet. The Lessons were 
read by the Rev. Wm. M. Reynolds, D. D., Rector of 
St. Paul's, Warsaw. The Rev. C. P. Dorset, Canon of 
the Cathedral, said the Litany and concluding Prayers. 

The Convention was called to order by the Bishop. 

The minutes of the previous day were read and 
approved. 

On motion, it was 

Resolved, That so much of the Treasurer's Report as relates to the 
Bonded Debt of this Diocese, be referred to a Special Committee of three, to 
report to this Convention a plan for the liquidation of said Debt, at the 
earliest practicable time. 

The Chair appointed as said Committee : 

The Rev. J. S. Chamberlain, Mr. E. K. Hubbard, 

Mr. A. G. Tyng. 



50 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 

The Endowment Fund Committee presented and 
read the following : 

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE ENDOWMENT FUND COMMITTEE. 
To the Diocese of Illinois, in Convention, Atiyxist, 1867: 

The Endowment Committee beg leave to report : There have been 
several meetings of the Committee, during the past Conventional year. Letters 
have been written, and personally addressed to the Clergy and Wardens of 
the several Parishes throughout the Diocese, for the purpose of creating an 
interest in, and giving direction to the operation of this plan in each Parish. 

There have been ordered, and forwarded, 303 Endowment Fund Boxes, 
to be placed in families throughout the Diocese. There are remaining in the 
hands of the Committee sixty Boxes not yet distributed. 

The whole number of Boxes distributed since the organization of this 
plan in the Diocese, is over 1,000. 

The expenses of the Endowment Committee for the past year are $90.65. 

It is impossible to give an accurate statement of the full income from 
this source, during the past year, owing to an earlier meeting of the Conven- 
tion than usual. The Reports have been incomplete. An approximation to 
the amount wliich will be received, may be learned from the Treasurer's 
Report ; also the Parishes Avhich have contributed. 

By the action of the last Convention, it is well understood that 50 per 
cent, of the proceeds of the Endowment Fund are given to tlie Missionary 
Worlk of the Diocese, 25 per cent, to the payment of its Bonded Debt and 25 
per cent, to the Endowment of the Episcopate. During the past year, owing to 
the noble efforts which have been put forth in that direction, many Parishes 
have given liberally to the Missionary Work of the Diocese. Several Parishes, 
in such case, have considered themselves excused from giving to the Endow- 
ment Fund. Therefore, the giving to the Endowment Fund has not been so 
general in all the Parishes this, as last year. 

The Committee believe this to be the true and permanent plan for raising 
money ; that when all plans for raising money in large amounts by a few, 
may have been tried, and perhaps may fail, yet this plan of giving in small 
amounts by the many, will be sustained and approved. 

The Committee recommend to the Clergy and Laity in this Convention 
assembled, and through them to the good jjeople of our beloved Church 
throughout the Diocese, to place an Endowment Fund Box in each and every one 
of your families. Establish the rigid and uncJianging custom of calling your 
family around you upon each Sunday, that the children, and each member of 
your household, may deposit their five cents per week. At the expiration of 



1867.] of the Diocese of Illinois. 51 

three or six months, give the monej so contributed, into the hands of the 
Parish Treasurer, that he may forward the same to the Treasurer of the 
Endowment Fund. 

This is all the machinery necessary for the working of this plan. The 
earnest purpose and systematic weekly contribution, is all that is requisite to 
carry it into practical effect. 

No one can plead lack of ability to give five cents per week, the amount 
is so small in each individual case. Some may ofiFer as an excuse, it is too 
much trouble to give these little amounts ; yet it is not so unimportant a 
matter, as, were it the general custom so to contribute, this Diocese would 
have an income of several thousands of dollars per annum, from this source 
alone. 

The Committee would notice, that change of Clergymen in Parishes 
somewhat disturbs the operation of this plan ; that the people of a Parish 
require to have this plan presented to them, at least twice a year, and look 
to their Clergyman for instructions in its working. The Clergyman there- 
fore, should understand its objects and workings. Nor is it unreasonable 
that a Clergyman from another Diocese, locating in this, (to peform his 
ministerial duties,) should at first not comprehend the Endowment Fund plan, 
and be able to aid its workings in his Parish, and perceive its importance to 
the Diocese. Hence, the Committee would more strongly urge that families 
do themselves establish the working of this plan in their homes, permanently. 

The Wardens and Vestrymen of a Parish are its permanent local ofiicers, 
not liable to change. That is, a Parish may be without a Rector temporarily, 
but is not without its Wardens and Vestry. That there should be in every 
Parish permanent subscribers to the Endowment Fund. That there should 
be in every Parish families that may be always examples to other families 
and persons in carrying out this plan : 

This Committee would therefore recommend to the serious consideration 
of the Convention, the desirability of constituting Wardens and Vestrymen, 
and the members of their families, each subscribers to the Endowment Fund 
of five cents per week, by virtue of their ofi&ce, and during the term they 
may act in such capacity as ofi&cers of the Parish, the same to take efi'ect 
upon next Easter Day, and to continue thereafter. This could not be con- 
strued as a tax upon Wardens and Vestrymen, and their families, in the 
Diocese. For, should they, by such action of this Convention, become sub- 
scribers on and after the election, next Easter Day, they would always have 
the reserved right to decline election to the oflSce, prior to the Easter day, 
should the subscription for themselves and the members of their families 
be considered onerous. 

The Committee believes that most of such influential families in a Parish 
would become j^ermanent subscribers to the Endowment Fund, whether the 
heads of the families were Wardens and Vestrymen or not ; and that many 
who are not now, would become permanent subscribers, did they but realize 
the good they could so easily accomplish. The main object to be attained 



52 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 



would be a permanent example, to extend in time to all the families in the 
Parish. Further, during the term of office of the Wardens and Vestrymen, 
there would always be insured so many contributors to the Endowment Fund 
in each Parish. Nor need this be too lightly estimated. There are in this 
Diocese five hundred Wardens and Vestrymen, more or less, mostly married, 
and have children. Allowing a wife and two children to compose the family 
of each AYarden and Vestryman, there would be about two thousand subscribers 
to the Endowment Fund, or an income of $5,200 per annum to the Diocese. 

The Committee reiterate the belief, that such an example would influence 
others, and constitute a more permanent and efl'ectual working of this plan 
in each Parish. This plan cannot be too well understood, and when once 
adopted in a home, as suggested, will not be easily abandoned. It affords 
the members of a family much pleasure — particularly the children, the 
"little ones," who thus early acquire the habit of systematic giving, and 
early learn to do good, opening their little hearts to generous impulses, and 
causing them to think of others. To us all it should be a source of gratifica- 
tion, that we may accomplish great good in this very simple yet effective 
manner. Among the young of this generation, throughout this Diocese, what 
a noble army of generous givers would be reared around us, to advance the 
interests of our Beloved Church, by thus early acquiring the habit at home 
of systematic contributions. 

GEO. R. CHITTENDEN, Chairman Endotcment Committee. 



REPORT OF TREASURER OF ENDOWMENT FUND. 

George P. Lee, Treasurer, in account ivith Endowment Fund. 

To amount in hand at last Convention, as per page 38, Convention 

Journal, 1866, $862.96 

Less amount transferred by order of the Parishes to 
Diocesan Fund, after making up the report up to 
and including first day of Convention, from 

Grace, Chicago, $200.00 

Grace, Galena, 48.20 

St. Paul's, Carlinville, 18.00 — 266.20 

Leaving 596.76 

Now add following amounts received before Convention, 
but too late to report, from 

Grace, Chicago, 45.60 

St. Mark's, Chester, 18.20 

St. Luke's, Dixon, 10.95 

St. Luke's, Wyoming, 10.40 

Christ Church, Waukegan, 21.15 — 106.30 

Making total amount transferred, at last Convention, to 

the General Fund, $703.06 



1867.] of the Diocese of Illinois. 53 



Receipts and Expenditures for the current year, have been as follows : 
Received from 

Christ Church, Robin's Nest, $31.40 

St. Luke's, Dixon, on previous year, 6.05 

St. Luke's, Dixon, 88.50 

St. John's, Algonquin, last year, $10.40 

" " this " 3.60 14.00 

Immanuel Hall, (Personal,) old year, 5.20 

" " " current " 5.20 

St. Mark's, Chicago,.. 2.60 

St. James', Dundee, 8.45 

Cathedral, Chicago, 100.00 

Trinity, Belvidere, 37.80 

Grace, Galesburgh, (personal,) 2.40 

St. Paul's, Springfield, 129.30 

St. John's, Naperville, 16.90 

St. John's, Albion, 10.20 

Christ Church, Waukegan, 26.00 

Christ Church, Ottawa, 35.86 

Christ Church, Limestone, 13.40 

Trinity, Aurora, 12.40 

Zion, Mendon, 50.00 

St. Ansgarius, Chicago 20.20 

St. Paul's, Peoria, (personal,) 5.20 

St. Mark's, Chester, 14.00 

St. James', Chicago, 87.45 

St. Thomas', Amboy, 8.85 

Trinity, Chicago, 110.00 

St. Peter's, Chesterfield, (personal,) 5.20 



$846.66 



Cr. By paid following bills : 

1866. November 24th, Tribune Co $4.00 

1867. January 28th, Street, Pearson & Co., on ac 14.45 

" 38.35 

February 9th, " " '* total 33.85—90.65 



Balance cash in hand, $756.01 

In connection witli the foregoing Report, the follow- 
ing Resolutions were adopted : 

Whereas, It is the duty and privilege of each member of the Church to 
pay a proportion of the Missionary and Diocesan expenses of the Diocese ; 
and, 



54 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 

Whekbas, In suggesting a proportionate rate of voluntary subscription, 
such a one should be determined as, although sufficient for such a purpose in 
the aggregate, should not unduly press upon the less opulent; therefore, 

Resolved, That, in the opinion of this Convention, the provisions of the 
Endowment Fund present such equitable rate, that each Rector in this Diocese 
be requested to use all suitable exertion to induce every member of his 
congregation to become a regular subscriber to said Fund. 

Resolved, That each Rector send to the Secretary of said Fund a list of 
such subscribers, from time to time, -with the date of the subscription. 

The Committee on Unfinislied Business reported two 
Resolutions on pp. 43 and 44, Journal of Twenty-ninth 
Annual Convention. 

On motion, said Resolutions were adopted, and are 
as follows: 

Resolved, That the Diocesan Convention of Illinois declare itself to be in 
favor of an early adoption in this country of a Provincial System adapted to 
the condition and wants of the Church in the United States; and the General 
Convention is requested, at its next session, to provide the necessary legislation 
to accomplish this end. 

Resolved, That this Convention is in favor of changing the names of our 
General and Diocesan Conventions to those of General and Diocesan Councils. 

The Committee on Unfinished Business also brought 
before the Convention the Resolution found on page 55, 
Journal of Twenty-ninth Annual Convention, relating 
to the needs which may exist for establishing a Church 
and Services for the colored people of Chicago. 

The Committee of Seven, appointed the previous 
year for that purpose, reported verbally, that they 
found no need expressed by the colored people for such 
Church or Services. 



1867.] of the Diocese of Illinois. 55 

The Examination Committee of Jubilee College 
presented and read the following : 

REPORT OF THE EXAMINATION COMMITTEE OF JUBILEE COLLEGE. 

To the Honorable Diocesan Convention of the State of Illinois: 

Your Committee was represented <at the Summer Examinations of Jubilee 
College, by the Rev. W H. Roberts, of the Clergy, and J. H. Kedzie, of the 
Laity; and were very kindly and hospitably entertained at the houses of the 
Instructors, Rev. S. Chase, D. D., and Rev. T. N. Benedict. 

The acting members of your Committee gave close attention to the 
examinations with reference to the deportment and proficiency of the pupils 
in their studies, and the faithfulness and ability of the Instructors, as shown 
by the results of their labors. Of these matters, only, your Committee 
consider it their province to speak. 

It is well known that, under existing circumstances, the organization of 
college classes, or a complete routine of college studies, is impracticable. 
The Boys' School, with which alone we had anything to do, was last term 
composed of thirteen boarders and seventeen day scholars. The studies 
pursued were those common in all high schools, including the languages and 
mathematics, in addition to a thorough English training. The examinations 
were all very satisfactory, and quite a number of the pupils exhibited a 
gratifying proficiency in English composition and declamation. Without 
flattery, it may safely be said, that the Examinations, as a whole, demonstrated 
the existence of the highest degree of faithfulness and ability on the part of 
the Instructors. 

Committee on Examination of Jubilee College, 
Auff. 22(7, 1867. By J. H. KEDZIE. 

The Committee on that portion of the Bishop's 
Address relating to Marriage and Divorce, presented 
their Report, which was read, and, on motion, the 
Resolution thereunto appended, adopted. 

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE. 

Your Committee, to whom was referred that portion of the Bishop's 
Address relating to Marriage and Divorce, beg leave to report: 

The importance of the subject presented requires a more extended report 
than the Committee, from want of time, are able to present. We heartily 
coincide with the able and just views of the Bishop on this subject. 



56 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 

The facility with which divorces are now obtained in the civil courts, 
particulai'ly in the Western States, is alarming. Trifling domestic troubles, 
temporary absence of either party, and often, mere incompatibility of 
disposition, are magnified by the parties, and recognized by the courts, 
whereupon man dares to put asunder those whom God has joined together. 

Occasionally marriage is consummated by parties having directly in view 
the facility of obtaining a divorce ; thus making it a mere experiment. Often 
divorce suits are projected for the purpose of enabling one or both of the 
divorced parties to effect a subsequent marriage with some third party, who 
assists in procuring the divorce. 

In the opinion of your Committee, the time has come when the solemn 
marriage service of the Church should be withheld in cases where either party 
seeking it has been divorced by the civil courts, except upon Scripture grounds. 
In all such cases, as the officers of the laiv have separated the parties, if they 
desire a second marriage, let the officers of the lair, or whosoever else can be 
obtained, perform the ceremony ; but let the Church refuse to take upon 
herself, or her Clergy, the responsibility. 

Your Committee would recommend that this Convention take some action 
which will ultimately secure a general Canon Law of the Church on this 
subject, and with this view, recoinmend the passage of the following reso- 
lution: 

Resolved, That the Deputies representing this Diocese in the next General 
Convention be instructed to use their best endeavors to procure by General 
Canon Law, with suitable qualifications, a prohibition of the use of the 
marriage service of the Church in cases where either party contemplating 
marriage shall have been previously divorced by the civil law, on grounds 
other than that of adultery ; and also procure a rule of duty to be followed 
by Clergyman whose services are thus applied for, in ascertaining the facts 
bearing upon such pi-ohibition. 

CLINTON LOCKE. 

GEO. F. CUSHMAN. 

GEO. W. THOMPSON. 

The Special Committee on that portion of the 
Bishop's Address relating to the Cathedral, presented 
and read the following Report : 

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON THE CATHEDRAL. 

Whereas, The Cathedral, with its due complement of laborers and 
auxiliary institutions, is an essential part of the equipment of a Bishop, for 
the due discharge of his manifold duties to the Church and to the world ; 
and. 



1867.] of the Diocese of Illinois. 57 

Whereas, The Cathedral should be, in some sort, a representative insti- 
tution of the Diocese — a grand and living witness of the truth and Order, 
and the charities of the Church ; a light held aloft, to which all the crowds 
of a great city may look as a witness of the work the Church is everywhere 
beginning to do ; and, 

Whereas, The Bishop of this Diocese has reported to this Convention 
the success that has followed his eflForts to found and expand the Cathedral 
system in his Diocese, modified to meet the special conditions and wants of 
the Church in this country, a success beyond his expectations, attended by 
the fact that already the dimensions of the Cathedral edifice are too narrow ; 
therefore, 

Resolved, That, in the judgment of this Convention, the work so auspi- 
ciously begun should be carried on to a nearer attainment of what is reqiiired 
for worship. Christian instruction and the offices of divine charity. 

Resolved, That, at least, the contemplated Chapel and Library should be 
speedily completed, by the offerings of individuals and of Parishes in the 
Diocese of Illinois. 

Signed, J. H. RYLANCE, 

H. W. BEERS, 
L. B. OTIS. 

On motion, the foregoing Resolutions were unani- 
mously adopted. 

The Special Committee on that portion of the 
Bishop's Address relating to his attendance at the meet- 
ing of the Anglican Bishops, to convene at Lambeth 
on the 24th of September, presented and read the 
following : 

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON THAT PORTION OF THE BISHOP'S ADDRESS 
RELATING TO HIS VISIT TO ENGLAND. 

The Committee on the Proposed Attendance of the Bishop at the Council 
to be held in Lambeth, say : 

That the Churchmen of the Diocese, followed with profound gratification 
the Bishop in his tour in Europe during his recent absence, and felt the 
warmest sympathy with his wise and noble efforts for the restoration of 
Catholic Unity in the Chui-ch ; that they rejoiced at the marked distinction 
with which he was everywhere so meritoriously received ; and more espe- 
cially that he enjoyed a seat in the meeting of the Bishops of the Anglican 



58 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 

Church — Co-Provincial and Colonial — assembled in January last, at Lambeth, 
" and was thus present at the auspicious deliberations which sanctioned the 
holy experiment (the Pan-Anglican Council,) and been permitted to vindicate 
its designs and its hopes." 

Having heard his Address, and of his intimate relation to this great 
movement in behalf of the interests of our Reformed Church, the Convention 
takes this opportunity of expressing its earnest desire, and hence the desire 
of the Diocese, that, if agreeable to himself, he be present on the assembling 
of that Council. AVe assure him that we shall watch with lively interest and 
laudable pride his participation in all its action. Confiding in the loving 
kindness of our Heavenly Father, who guards His dutiful children in their 
going out and coming in, on land and at sea, we commend him during his 
absence, as at all times, to the prayers of the Church. 

Resolved, That this Convention cordially recommend that the Bishop of 
the Diocese attend the Council called by the Archbishop of Canterbury, to 
be held at Lambeth on the 24th proximo. 

Resolved, That the Treasurer of the Convention be authorized to pay the 
Bishop $1,000 toward the defraying of his expenses. 

T. N. MORRISON, 

J. H. RYLANCE, 

EDWIN COAN, 

D. W. PAGE, 

W. A. WILLIAMSON. 

On motion, the Resolutions appended to the fore- 
going Report were unanimously adopted. 

The Bishop thanked the Convention for the special 
mark of their favor contained in the last Resolution 
appended to the Report, but begged to decline availing 
himself of the pecuniary provision. 

The Committee on Legislation presented and read 
their Report upon that portion of the Bishop's Address 
relating to Vestries ; whereupon the following Resolu- 
tion was, on motion, adopted : 

Resolved, That so much of the Bishop's Address as relates to Vestries, 
together with the Report of the Committee on Legislation thereon, be 
referred back to them as a Special Committee, with instructions to prepare 
and present a suitable Canon to the next Annual Convention, if, in their 
judgment the same be required, or as amendment of the existing Canon, 



1867.] of the Diocese of Illinois. 59 

On motion, it was 

Resolved, That the Bishop be requested, if agreeable with his views, to 
prepare and publish, for use in this Diocese, a prayer for God's Blessing on 
the deliberations of the Council to be assembled in Lambeth. 

On motion, the following Resolution was adopted : 

Resolved, That the next Annual Convention of tliis Diocese be held in the 
Cathedral, Chicago. 

The Committee on Legislation presented and read 
the following: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION UPON RURAL DEANS. 

Resolved, That this Convention has heard, with high gratification, the 
explication of the Bishop touching the office of Dean, and its efficiency in 
Diocesan work, so far as it is adapted to the Church in this country. 

Resolved, That this Convention hereby recognizes and adopts the system 
of Rural Deanries as set forth by the Bishop in his Address, and recommends 
the Bishop to carry the same into practical operation in this Diocese so far 
as may be consistently done in our present legislation, and bring the whole 
for confirmation before the next annual Convention. 

On motion, the preceding Resolutions were unani- 
mously adopted. 

On motion, the ballot was dispensed with, and the 
following were elected as the Endowment Fund Com- 
mittee : 

Mr. Geo. R. Chittenden, Mr. W. J. Barney, 

" Samuel Gehr, " Geo. M. Higginson, 

" George P. Lee, " A. E. Neely. 

An ineffectual motion having been made to dispense 
with the ballot for the purpose of electing Deputies to 
the General Convention, the Convention went into said 
election. 



60 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 

Pending the result of the ballot, in was, on motion, 

Resolved, That two thousand copies of the Report of the Committee on 
Sunday Schools be printed, in connection with that of the Board of Missions, 
and that they be distributed in accordance with the rule adopted in regard to 
the distribution of the Journal. 

The Committee on Privilege presented the following 
Resolution, which was, on motion, adopted : 

Resolved, That a balance of seventeen dollars, standing upon the books 
of the Treasurer against St. Mark's Church, (at the time of its organization, 
when a Missionary Parish,) be remitted, in view of its changed relation to 
another part of the city, and not justly chargeable to the present location. 

On motion, it was 

Resolved, That twenty dollars be appropriated to the Sexton of the 
Cathedral, for his faithful services to the Convention. 

On motion, it was 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Convention be tendered to the Bishop 
for the use of the Cathedral for the sittings of this body. 

It was, also. 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Convention be tendered to the Church 
families of this city for their kind hospitalities. 

The Inspectors of Election for Deputies to General 
Convention then reported the following as having received 
a majority of the votes of both Orders, and they were 
therefore declared elected : 

The Rev. Samuel Chase, D. D., Mr. George P. Lee, 

T. N. Morrison, D. D., " L. B. Otis, 

" Warren H. Roberts, " D. W. Page, 

" S. H. Treat. 

One Clerical Deputy remaining to be elected, on 
motion, the ballot was suspended, and the Rev. Clinton 
Locke was unanimously elected by acclamation. 



1867.] of the Diocese of Illinois. 61 



On motion, the ballot was dispensed with, and the 
following Sunday School Committee was elected by 
acclamation : 

The Rev. W. H. Roberts, Mr. George Gardner, 

H. W. Beers, " H. C. Ranney. 

Sidney Corbett, B. D., 

On motion, the ballot was dispensed with, and the 
following were elected Trustees of the Diocese : . 

The Rev. Samuel Chase, D. D., Mr. George P. Lee, 

.J. H. Rylance, D. D., " J. H. Kedzie, 

" Geo. R. Chittenden. 

A similar motion prevailed with reference to the 
election of a Trustee for Jubilee College, when the Rev. 
Wm. M. Reynolds, D. D., was elected by acclamation. 

In accordance with the Resolutions appended to the 
Report of the Church Extension Committee, regard- 
ing Jubilee College, p. 53, Journal of 29th Annual Con- 
vention, the following were appointed a Committee to 
attend the College Examination and Commencement : 

The Rev. W. H. Roberts, Mr. J. H. Kedzie, 
T. N. Morrison, D, D., " E. H. Sheldon, 

" Wm. M. Reynolds, D. D., " George Gardner, 

" Sidney Corbett, B. D., <' S. H. Treat. 

In the same connection, the following were appointed 
a Board of Education : 

The Rev. S. Chase, D. D., Mr. E. H. Sheldon, 

H. N. Bishop, D. D., " Wm. H. Wood, 

C. A. Gilbert, 

The Convention next proceeded to ballot for members 
of the Board of Missions. 



62 Thirlieth Annual Convention [August, 

Pending the result of the ballot, it was 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Convention be tendered to the C, B. & 
Q. R. R., the C, A. & St. L. R. R., the C. & N.-W. R. R., and the C, R. I. 
& P. R. R., in consideration of the commutation of fare, made to the 
Clerical and Lay Delegates. 

The Inspectors of Election for Members of the Board 
of Missions then re^Dorted the following, as having 
received a majority of the votes of both Orders. They 
were therefore declared elected: 

The Rev. T. N. Morrison, D. D., Mr. A. G. Tyng, 

" J. S. Chamberlain, " Lowber Burrowes, 

J. H. Rylance, D. D., " G. P. Lee. 

The Sjoecial Committee on the Bonded Debt reported 
the following Resolutions, which were unanimously 
adopted : 

Resolved, That we hereby pledge our respective Parishes to the payment 
of their several shares of the Bonded Debt. 

Resolved, That a Committee of three Laymen be appointed by the Chair, to 
examine the accounts, and collect the arrears to the Episcopate Fund, (the 
salary of the Bishop,) as reported by the Trustees of the Diocese, and 
published in tabular statement, in the Journal of 1863, and such arrears as 
may have accrued since that time, and with power to liquidate therewith the 
arrears of salary or other due to the Bishop; and further, that when a Parish 
shall have paid satisfactorily, the full amount of arrears due from that Parish, 
with interest thereon from the said year 1862-3, said Parish shall thereby be 
released from any further obligation on the Bond, or the other arrears due 
in that connection. 

In accordance with the foregoing Resolutions, the 
Chair appointed the following Committee : 

Mr. E. K. Hubbard, Mr. Geo. R. Chittenden, Mr. W. J. Barney. 

On motion, it was then 

Resolved, That after the usual religious exercises, the Convention adjourn 
sine die. 



1867.] of the Diocese of Illinois. 63 



The Bishop then made a closing address, (See j^p. 
57-63, Annual Address, appended to the Journal,) the 
Gloria in Excelsis was sung by the Convention, and, 
after prayers and the Episcopal Benediction, the Con- 
vention adjourned sine die. 

HENRY JOHN WHITEHOUSE, 

Bishop of the Diocese of Illinois. 

John Harris Knowles, 

Secretary of Convention. 



G4 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 



REPORT OF TREASURER. 



The Treasurer of Convention of the Diocese of 
Illinois presents the following Report for the Conven- 
tional year 1866-7, as appears by his books and 
accounts on the 10th day of August instant : 

Expenses of the Diocese have been — 

Episcopal Salary $2,000.00 

Missionary Stipends appropi-iated by the Board of 
Missions — 

One at $275.00 

Three at $250.00 each 750.00 

Five at 200.00 " 1,000.00 

Three at 150.00 " 450.00 

One at (Itinerant) 1,000.00 

One at 100.00 

For parts of a year — 

Four at $200.00 each 800.00 

Two at 150.00 " 300.00 

The full amount of Stipends, had all the appointments 

been filled for the year, would have been 

$4,675.00. Practically the amount has been 4,135.03 

CONTINGENT EXPENSES. 

Interest due on Bonded Debt (balance) to Oct. 1, 1867 337.58 

Printing .Journal for 1866-7 556.04 

Secretary's Salary 150.00 

Carried forward $1,043.62 $6,135.03 



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65 



Brought forward $1,043.62 

Sundry Personal Accounts allowed by Convention 20.00 

Missionary Board Expenses for Printing, Outline 

Map, etc 94.80 

Various Printing Bills for Bishop, Standing Com- 
mittee, Secretary and Treasurer 55.97 

Sundries, as Postage on Journals by Secretary, Addi- 
tional Assessment to Treasurer of General Con- 
vention, etc 87.07 

Making Contingencies amount to 

And making Total Annual Expenses 

Then add Amounts Owing by last Convention, p. 69, 
Con. Journal, 1865-6: 

Stipends, 1864-^ $249.95 

1865-6 252.52 

Assessors in Hager Trial 28.23 

Rounds, Balance Printing 92.39 

Bishop AVhitehouse, Balance Salary, 1865-6 438.02 

Annual Interest on Debt 861.47 

And the whole Floating Debt would be 

Then add Bonded Debt Balance 

And the whole indebtedness is 

Income has been as follows : 

DIOCESAN FUND. 

General Assessment, 1865-6 $1,197.67 

1866-7 1,311.07 

MISSIONARY FUND. 

Balance from last year $41.41 

Voluntary contributions 4,854.04 

ENDOWMENT FUND. 

Balance from 1865 $147.10 

Receipts as per Endowment Fund Committee's Re- 
port, September, 1866, less corrections made in 
same by transfers to Diocesan Fund 703.06 

5 



$6,135.03 



1,301.46 



$7,436.49 



1,422.58 

$8,859.07 

5,626.40 

$14,485.47 



$2,490.74 



$4,895.45 



$850.16 



66 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 



CONTINGENT FUND. 
Balance from last year $30.41 

Total $8,266.76 



Now add for full statement, Endowment Fund receipts 
for current year, as per that Committee's Re- 
port 



756.01 



And the total receipts are $9,022.07 

Aside from Bonded Debt, the following statement 
shows the current financial condition for 1866-7: 

Receipts as above stated $9,022.07 

Less Endowment Fund of 1865-6 850.16 

$8,172.61 

Expenses as stated above in detail 7,436.49 

• Thus showing excess of receipts, (over expenditures — 

of the current year,) of $736.12 

It is certainly cause for gratulation, that for once in the history of the 
Diocese such an exhibit can be made ; and were it not for old debts that 
have been liquidated by order of Convention from the current receipts, and 
also for the fact that each fund is liable only for its own particular indebted- 
ness, the Convention might start out upon the new year with all floating 
indebtedness canceled, and a balance in hand. Such, however, cannot now 
be shown, as the following Exhibit will explain : 

The money has been applied as follows : 

DIOCESAN FUND. 

Toward payment Floating Debt, $950.60 

bal. Episcopal Salary, of 1865-6,.. 438.02 
■ Teji per cent, of receipts of 1866-7 transferred to 

Contingent Fund account, , 154.01 

Paid on account of Episcopal salary 1866-7, and 

thus exhausting the Fund, 948.11 



2,490.74 



MISSIONARY FUND. 



Paid on account Stipends Missionaries for current 

year, amounting to about 75 per cent $3,259.18 

Missionary Expenses, 43.30 

$3,302.48 



1867.] of the Diocese of Illinois. 67 



CONTINGENT FUND. 

This Fund was increased by transfer of Endowment Fund, $703.06, 
and of amounts received on Diocesan Fund, between 1st and 15th September, 
1866, of $950.60, and has been expended as follows: 

Stipends 1864-5 and 1865-6, $562.47 

Various personal accounts allowed by Convention,... 140.62 

Secretary's Salary, 150.00 

Interest on Bonded Debt to October 1st, 1866, 361.47 

Printing Journal, Convention of 1866, 556.04 

^lissionary Board expenses for Printing, etc., 94.80 

Various Printing bills for different Committees and 

Officers, 55.97 

Sundries, as Postage on Journals, Expressage, addifl 

Assessment to Gen'l Convention, Treasurer, etc., 87.07 
On account Interest on Bonded Debt, to October 

1st, 1867, 80.04 

Thus extinguishing the Fund, $2,088.48 $2,088.48 

And leaving balance of Missionary Fund in hand of... $1,592.97 

The Debts now existing against the Convention, are about 25 per cent, 
of the 'Missionary Stipends, amounting to $875.85, and for which funds are 
in hand; and the balance due on Episcopal Salary, $1,051.89 ; and balance 
due on Annual Interest on Debt, $257.54. 

It is matter of regret that the Parishes are so very dilatory in forward- 
ing the amounts due upon the Diocesan Fund. 

The Treasurer was unable to pay any portion of the Episcopal Salary for 
the year now ending, until 10th August, and this was probably remitted under 
the pressure of notice that that was the last day on which remittances would 
be received and entered before making up Reports. This negligence is rank 
injustice to the Bishop, and embarrasses all the incidental work of the 
Diocese, by withholding funds from the Treasurer, for the payment of even 
the most necessary bills — and thus the credit, not only of the Convention, 
but also of the Church, suflfers in the eyes of the business world. 

Nothing has been paid during the current year, upon Assessments prior 
to 1865-6. The amount outstanding is quite respectable, but much of it is 
probably uncollectable. 

The Treasurer asks instruction as to the Special Assessment of 1864-5, 
as to whether non-payment is a bar to representation in this body. 

The indebtedness to be provided for is as follows : 

Balance due on Episcopal Salary for 1866-7, $1,051.89 

Balance due on Annual Interest, to Oct. 1st, 1867, on Bonded Debt, 257.54 

Balance due on Stipends, 875.85 



68 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 

Estimate printing Journal, $500.00 

Sundry Contingent Expenses, say 300.00 

$2,985.28 

Balance Bonded Debt, 5,626.40 

$8,611.68 

Besides the usual Salaries and Stipends, and to pay which, are balances 
in hand, but applied to special purposes : 

Missionary Fund, balance, $1,592.97 

Endowment " " 756.01 

A Table is subjoined, showing detail of Receipts and Expenditures by the 
Treasurer, and also of payments by Parishes during the year 1866-7, upon 
what accounts, and the amounts yet remaining unpaid by each Parish. 

GEO. P. LEE, Treasurer. 



Geo. p. Lee, Treasurer, in Account u'ith Convention : 

Dr. 

For Cash balance as per last Eeport, viz: 

Misssionary Fund, $ 41.41 

Contingent " 30.41 

Endowment " 147.10 



For Cash received from Parishes, as per Schedule 

attached, on General Assessment, 1865-6 $1,197.67 

'« 1866-7 1,311.07 



$218.92 



$2,490.74 



For Cash for Missionary Fund from various Parishes, 

as per Schedule attached, $4,854.04 

For Cash Net amount Endowment Fund of 1865-6,... 703.06 



Making total Receipts, $8,266.76 

Ce. 

By sundry payments, as per Receipts and Vouchers 
herewith, viz : 

Paid Rt. Rev. H. J. Whitehouse bal. of Salary 1865-6, $488.02 

" " " " on account of 1866-7, 948.11 



1867.] of the Diocese of Illinois. 69 

Paid Missionary balances of 1864-5 and 1865-6, as 
per vote of last Convention, viz : 

1864-5 1865-6 Total. 



Rev. Robt. Trewartha, $13.12 $22.50 $35.62 

" Jas. W. Coe, 13.12 

" Jno. Benson, 13.12 

" J. B. Pedelupe, 13.12 

" Geo. C. Street, 13.12 

" Mat. Magill, 13.12 

" C.A.Bruce, 26.25 

" J. S. McGowan, 13.12 

" P. Arvedson, 17.50 

" W. M. Steel, 13.12 

" W. M. Reynolds, D. D 13.12 

" Jno. Portmess, 13.12 

" Jacob Bredberg, 

" Alpheus Spor and T. X. Benedict, 

" J. S. Cliamberlain, 

" Wm. H. Cooper, 37.50 

" Jno. B. Saye, 37.50 





13.12 




13.12 


10.01 


23.13 




13.12 




13.12 


22.50 


48.75 


10.01 


23.13 


30.00 


47.50 


22.50 


35.62 


22.50 


35.62 


22.50 


35.62 


30.00 


30.00 


17.49-1 
12.51/ 


30.00 


30.00 


30.00 




37.50 




37.50 



Paid Missionaries on account of Stipends of 186G-7, 
being 75 per cent, of same, viz : 



Rev. P. Arvedson, $200.00 

" Jacob Bredberg, 187.50 

" Wm. H. Cooper, 187.50 

" Chas. Guillemont, 150.00 

" Jno. Portmess, 112.50 

" Wm. J. Pigott, 150.00 

" W. M. Reynolds, D. D 150.00 

" A. B. Russell, 112.50 

" Robt. Trewartha, (part year,) 28.09 

" T.W.Mitchell, " " 150.00 

" J. S. Chamberlain, 870.00 

" J. S. McGowan, 112.50 

" C. A.Bruce, 150.00 

" Jno. A. Fitch, 75.00 

" Jno. W. Clark, in full part year, 127.76 

" W. M. Green, " " " 50.00 

" Jno. Benson, 150.00 



$502.4; 



70 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 

Rev. Philander Chase, $187.50 

" W. M. Steel, part year, 108.33 



5,259.18- 



Missionary Contingent Expenses : 

Paid Street, Moore & Co., for Miss'y Station 

Prayer Books, $10,80 

" ... 18.00 



$28.80 



Printing, 4.50 

Expenses of foreign Clergymen to attend 

Missionary meetings, 10.00 



43.30 



Paid Rt. Rev. H. J. Whitehouse simple 6 per cent. int. 

to Oct. 1, '60, on balance Bonded Debt, 361.47 

" on account interest to Oct. 1, 18G7, 80.04 



$3,302.48 



$441.51 



Paid Rev. J. H. Knowles, Sec'y, Salary as per appro- 
priation 1866-7, 150.00 

CONTINGENCIES. 

Paid S. P. Rounds bal. old (printing Journals,) bill,... $ 92.39 
full printing Journal '66, ... $450.00 

" ... 106.04 — 556.04 

" Rev. W. M. Steel, bal. account assessor, 14.89 

" Rev. L. P. Clover, " " 13.34 

" Letter Press and Record Book for Miss'y Board 12.85 

" Printing for Missionai'y Board, 10.00 

" " " Pledges and Circular, ... 8.50 

" " for Treasurer, 8.50 

" for Missionary Outline Map, 10.00 

" for Mounting and Finishing same, 1.50 

" Wm. Cundel, Cathedral Sexton, per Conven- 
tion vote, 20.00 

" Express charges connected with Convention, 2.00 

" Extra Postage on Convention .Journal, 2.66 

" for Printing Circular of Standing Committee, ... 5.00 
" Herman Cope, Treasurer General Convention 

additional Assessment, 64.50 

" for Printing Missionary Pledges, 5.00 

" for Treasurer's Receipt Book, 6.00 

" R. R. fare of one Clergyman to iNIiss'y meeting, 3.65 



1867.] 



of the Diocese of Illinois. 



71 



Paid Secretary's bill, Receiving and Posting General 

Convention Journals, $17.91 

" Printing Treasurer's Circular, 3.50 

" Secretary's bill Printing, 29.97 

" " " Certificates, 3.00 

$891.20 

Total Payments, 

Balance Cash in hand 



$891.20 
56,678.79 

1,592.97 
^8,266.76 



Geo. p. Lee, Treasurer, in Account with Trustees of the Diocese . 



1866. 



Dr. 



Sept. 11. — To balance cash on hand as per last 

Report, $ 10.35 

" 19. — To cash rec'd from John Hansel, Esq., 
former Treasurer, receipts by him from 
various Parishes, (unknown,) 137.60 



Dec. 



4. — To cash Thanksgiving Day Olferings, 
from the following named Parishes : 

Christ Church, Waukegan, $ 6.25 

Christ Church, Ottawa, 6.00 

7.70 
3.75 
14.00 
20.00 
3.00 
1.80 



1867. 
Jan. 



Grace, Galena, 

St. Luke's, Dixon, 

Ascension, Chicago, 

Grace, Chicago, 

St. Mark's, Evanston, .... 

5.— St. Peter's, Chesterfield, 

6. — St. James', Chicago, 86.18 

8.— St. Paul's, Springfield, 2-5.40 

St. John's, Decatur, 3.55 

St. John's, Albion, 3.00 

St. John's, Naperville, 1.60 

15.— St. John's, Albion, 1.50 

16.— Cathedral, Chicago, 27.58 

5. — St. John's, Algonquin, 1.00 



$212.31 



72 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 

1867. Cr. 

Feb. 24. — By cash paid following named Cler- 
gy, per order Standing Commit- 
tee, acting as the Ecclesiastical 
authority of the Diocese : 

Key. Benj. Hutchins, $120.08 

Rev. C. P. Clark, 120 08 

Rev. Asa Griswold, 120.08 $360.24 

By cash in hand to balance ac- 
count, , .02 



$360.26 $360.26 

Aug. 20. — To balance brought down, .02 



72 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 



1867. Cr. 

Peb. 24. — By cash paid following named Cler- 
gy, per order Standing Commit- 
tee, acting as the Ecclesiastical 
authority of the Diocese : 

Eev. Benj. Hutchins, $120.08 

Rev. C. P. Clark, 120 08 

Rev. Asa Griswold, 120.08 $360.24 

By cash in hand to balance ac- 
count, .02 



$360.26 $360.26 

Aug. 20. — To balance brought down, .02 









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" 


REMITTED 
ASSESSMENTS. 





1867.] of the Diocese of Illinois. 73 



PAROCHIAL AND CLERICAL REPORTS 

FOR THE YEAR ENDING SEPTEMBER, 1867. 

The various statistics contained in the Reports, 
will be found at one view in the Tabular Statement at 
the end. 



SUMMARY OF THE REPORTS. 

Reports from Parishes 69 

From Clergymen without cure 12 

)Vhole number of Reports 81 

The comparative inspection of the Table of this year 
and of the last, will give the following results : 

1866. 1867. 

Baptisms — Infants 746 796 

Adults 169 160 

Total 915 956 

Confirmations 484 510 

Marriages 278 267 

Burials 345 335 

Communicants — Admitted 415 363 

Received 301 317 

Removed 343 404 

Died 46 49 

Whole number 3,452 3,960 

Sunday Schools— Teachers 586 670 

Scholars 4,150 4,898 

Contributions— Whole amount $81,199.21 $111,175.85 



74 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 



REPORTS. 
Albion, St. Johns. - - The Rev. Benj. Hutchins. 

Church Wardens — Bryan Walker, W. B. Tribe. 

Baptisms — Infants, 6 ; Total, 6. Marriages, 5. Burials, 8. 

Communicants — Admitted, 1 ; Died, 1 ; Present Number, 30. 

Sunday School — Teachers : Female, 4 ; Total, 4. 

Scholars : Male, 46 ; Female, 50 ; Total, 96. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times : Sundays, 78 ; Other 
Days, 4. 

Holy Communion — Number Times : Public, 15. 

Alms— Whole Amount, $14.21. 

Contributions — Missions: Diocesan, $4.00; Domestic, $26 00. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund : Amount Assessed, $30.00 ; Amount 
Paid, $5.00; Aged and Infirm Clergymen, $2.45; Parish Purposes, $45.00; 
Other Church Offerings, $11.20. 



Algonquin, St. Johns. - - The Rev. Peter Arvedson. 

Church Wardens — James Kee, Wm. Estergren. 

Families, 11 ; Individuals not thus included, 1 ; Total of Souls, 46. 

Baptisms — Infants, 1 ; Total, 1. Confirmed, 3. Marriages, 5. Burials, 3. 

Communicants — Admitted, 2 ; Present Number, 12. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times : Sundays, 104 ; Other 
Days, 10. 

Holy Communion — Number Times: Public, 2. 

Alms— Whole Amount, $11.00. 

Contributions — Missions: Diocesan, $5.50; Domestic, $1.16. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund: Amount Assessed, $10.00; Amount 
Paid, $10.(;0. Aged and Infirm Clergymen, $1.00 ; Parish Purposes, $97.53; 
Other Church Offerings : Endowment Fund, $14.00. 

This Parish looks forward hopefully respecting the prospect of getting 
the indebtedness on the Church canceled, ere long. Efforts in that direction 
have been made, both at home and by soliciting aid abroad. The attendance, 
on occasions of public worship, is quite fair, and indicating some interest. 
The Sunday School is, at present, in a very low state, proceeding from a 
concurrence of adverse circumstances, seemingly, for the present, beyond 
our control. There are no regular teachers, nor regular number of scholars. 
I spend about three-fourths of an hour every Sunday morning with such 
children as come, in reading, singing, and addressing them from the portion 
of Scripture read, or from the Catechism. Besides officiating at this point 



\ 



1867.] of the Diocese of Illinois. 



and Dundee, on Sundays, I have lield regular Missionary services at Wood- 
stock and Richmond, as by Report to the Missionary Board of the Diocese. 
"Faint, yet pursuing," is our practice, as respects our work. "The Lord 
will provide," is our assurance, as respects our necessities, whether spiritual 
or temporal. 



Alton, St. Paul's, - The Rev. Cornelius S. Abbott. 

Church Wardens — S. R. Dolbee, J. W. Schweppe. 

Families, 62; Individuals not thus included, 11; Total of Souls, 257. 

Baptisms — Infants, 1; Total, 1. Burials, 1. 

Communicants — Present Number, G5. 

Sunday School— Teachers: Male, 4; Female, 15; Total, 19. 
Scholars: Total, 125. 

Public Catechetical Instruction — Number Times, 1. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times: Sundays, 17; Other 
Days, 5. 

Holy Communion — Number Times: Public, 2. 

Alms— AYhole Amount, $20.48. 

Contributions — Missions: Diocesan, $110.00. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund: Amount Assessed, $104.35 (two years); 
Amount Paid, $104.35; Parish Purposes, $1,160.00; Other Church Offerings, 
(Church in Mississippi, $54.00; Endowment Fund, $20.96;) $74.96. 

The Parish was vacant from December until July, at which time the 
present Rector took charge. This Report, therefore, is incomplete, and in 
no particular, perhaps, do the figures come up to the actual fact. The Church 
building has been put in complete repair, and painted, and, during a part of 
the time the Parish was without a Rector, was opened with a Lay Service. 
The Parish is rapidly getting free from its indebtedness, which has been as a 
mill-stone about its neck, and it will not be long, ere we hope it can be said, 
that we " owe no man anything" but love. If the past few months are any 
index, there is a determination on the part of all to work together heartily 
for Christ and His Church, and at no time, in the history of the Parish, have 
its affairs, perhaps, been in so good a condition, and its prospects been so 
bright, as they are now. May God, of His good pleasure, grant that our 
fondest hopes may be more than realized. 



Areola, Christ, - . The Rev. John Wesley Osborne. 

Church Wardens — John Yellam, Chas. Bradbury. 

Families, 12 ; Individuals not thus included, 30 ; Total of Souls, 94. 
Baptisms — Infants, 5 ; Total, 5. Burials, 1. 



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Communicants — Received, 2 ; Removed, 19 ; Died, 1 ; Present Num- 
ber, 21. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times : Sundays, 12. 
Holy Communion — Number Times : Public, 2. 
Alms— Whole Amount, $5.10. 
Contributions — Missions: Domestic, $5.10. 

We are very much in want of a Church building, and hope to have one. 
Lord, help us. 

At different places, other than my regular congregations, I have Preached 
twenty-seven times. Baptized nine Infants, and administered the Holy Com- 
munion fourteen times. 



Aurora, Trinity. _ _ - The Rev. Wm. Greene. 

Church Wardens — S. B. Hawley, M. D., James C. James. 

Families, 39 ; Individuals not thus included, 15; Total of Souls, 176. 
Baptisms — Infants, 16 ; Adults, 1 ; Total, 17. Marriages, 1. Burials, 3> 
Communicants — Died, 1 ; Present Number, 28. 
Sunday School — Teachers: Male, 6 ; Female, 7 ; Total, 13. 

Scholars : Total, 78. 
Holy Communion — Number Times : Public, 4 ; Private, 1. 
Contributions — Mission : Diocesan, $26.90. 
Assessments — Parish Purposes, 



This Report embraces a period, dating from February 1st, 1867, at 
which time the present Rector took charge of the Parish. He is cheered in 
his endeavor to raise the interest of the Church from its deep depression, 
by the co-operation of a few earnest Communicants, and has hope of event- 
ual success. From December to April, a weekly Service was given to the 
Congregation at Geneva, which has subsequently been changed to a monthly 
Service, for the Administration of the Sacrament. 



JBelvidere, Trinity. . . . The Rev. W. H. Cooper. 

Church Wardens— W. AV. Wood, N. H. Merchant. 

Families, 38 ; Individuals not thus included, 22 ; Total of Souls, 190. 

Baptisms— Infants, 13 ; Adults, 1 ; Total, 14. Confirmed, 5. Mar- 
riages, 3. Burials, 5. 

Communicants — Admitted, 5; Received, 8 ; Removed, 4; Present Num- 
ber, 45. 



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Sunday School — Teachers: Male, 2; Female, 6; Total, 8. 

Scholars: Male, 12; Female, 33 ; Total, 45. 

Public Catechetical Instruction — Number Times : Every Month. Cate- 
chumens — The Sunday School. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times : Sundays, 108 ; Other 
Days, 14. 

Holy Communion — Number Times : Public, 12. 

Alms— Whole Amount, $4.10. 

Contributions — Missions : Domestic, $3.00 ; Endo-Nvment Fund, $37.20. 

Assessments — Parish Purposes, $259.20. 

A serious and increasing difficulty in the way of the growth of the Par- 
ish, is the location of our Church. The South Side of the River is the 
growing side ; and the Church is on the North. Could the Parish be united 
in the removal of the Church to a more central location, it could be filled. 
Our Sunday School lacks Teachers of zeal and ability. Had we these, we 
should have had a large increase of Scholars. I officiate every alternate 
Sunday afternoon at Shattuck's Grove. We are working the Endowment 
Fund plan very successfully, and also the Weekly Offertoi-y. The Parish, 
though not increasing much, is holding its own, as is evident from the fact 
that when I took charge I found only twenty-five Communicants, and we 
now number, notwithstanding several removals, forty-five. 



Bement, Atonement. - The Rev. John Wesley Osborne. 

Families, 4 ; Individuals not thus included, 40 ; Total of Souls, 67. 
Communicants — Received, 2; Removed, 10; Present Number, 9. 
Holy Communion — Number Times : Public, 2. 
Alms— Whole Amount, $12.00. 

There is considerable ability and disposition to support the Service. 



Bloomington, St. 3Iatthetv's. - The Rev. Charles Stewart. 

Church Wardens — Goodman Ferre, William Ollis. 

Families, 70. Total of Souls, 280. 

Baptisms— Infants, 16 ; Adults, 7 ; Total, 23. Confirmed, 14 ; Mar- 
riages, 21 ; Burials, 4. 

Communicants — Admitted, 14 ; Removed, 4 ; Died, 1 ; Present Num- 
ber, 83. 

Sunday School — Teachers: Male, 4; Female, 15 ; Total, 19. 
Scholars: Total, 184. 



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Public Catechetical Instruction — Number Times, 10 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times : Sundays, 118: Other 
Days, 51. 

Holy Communion — Number Times : Public, 10; Private, 11. 

Alms— Whole Amount, $54.15. 

Contributions — Missions: Diocesan, $19.00 ; Domestic, $24.00; For- 
eign, $7.00. Sums Pledged for Diocesan Missions, payable in Sept., $132.00. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund : Amount assessed, $85.00; Amount paid, 
$85.00. Parish Purposes, for Church and Rectory improvements, $837.00. 
Other Church Offerings, $285. GO. 

During the past year, this Parish has steadily increased in strength and 
prosperity. 



Cairo, Church of the Redeemer. - The Rev. Wm. W. Rafter. 

Church Wardens — Horace Wardner, S. B. Halliday. 

Families, 40; Individuals not thus included, 15 ; Total of Souls, 215. 

Baptisms — Infants, 14; Total, 14. Marriages, 1. Burials, 1. 

Communicants — Present Number, 30. 

Sunday School — Teachers: Male, 7; Female, 5; Total, 12. 

Scholars: Male, 50 ; Female, 68 ; Total, 118. 

Public Catechetical Instruction — Number Times, 15 ; Catechumens, 16. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times : Sundays, 30 ; Other 
Days, 22. 

Holy Communion — Number Times : Public, 6. 

Alms— Whole Amount, $30.00. 

Contributions — Missions: Diocesan, $25.00. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund : Amount assessed, $66.00 ; Amount 
paid, $06.00. Parish Purposes, $1,500.00. Other Church Offerings, $50.00. 

This Report dates from April 22d, 1867, at which time the present 
Rector took charge of the Parish. During the past two months, I have held 
regular Services at Mound City every Sunday afternoon. The people there 
are taking an active interest in the Church, and we have reason to hope that 
they will have, before long, a Resident Minister and self-supporting Parish. 



Centralia, St. Johns. - The Rev. John Wesley Osborne. 

Church Wardens — J. A. Wakeman, R. H. Perry. 

Families, 8; Individuals not thus included, 20; Total of Souls, 54. 
Burials, 1 



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Communicants — Received, 5 ; Removed, 5 ; Died, 1 ; Present Num- 
ber, 12. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times : Sundays, 4. 
Holy Communion — Number Times : Public, 1. 

We have appointed a Committee to buy a lot, on which to erect the 
Church. The Sunday Scliool is closed for the want of a suitable place in 
which to meet. 



Chester, St. Mark's. - The Rev. Wm. 3Iitchell, M. D. 

Church Wardens — John L. Edwards, Wm. R. Marlin. 

Families, 20 ; Individuals not thus included, 25 ; Total of Souls, 65. 

Baptisms — Infants, 12 ; Total, 12. Marriages, 1. Burials, 5. 

Communicants : Admitted, 4 ; Received, 2 ; Removed, 8 ; Died, 2 ; 
Present Number, 28. 

Sunday School — Teachers : Male, 1 ; Female, 5 ; Total, 6. 
Scholars : Total, 37. 

Public Catechetical Instruction — Number Times, 6. Catecliumens, 12. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times : Sundays, 37 ; Other 
Days, 6. 

Holy Communion — Number Times : Public, 8 ; Private, 2. 

Contributions — Missions: Diocesan, $20.00 ; Domestic, $5.00. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund : Amount assessed, $30.00 ; Amount 
paid, $30.00. Endowment Fund, $14.00. Other Church Offerings, for all 
purposes, $76.30. 

Tlie protracted illness of Rebecca, the wife of the Rector, who departed 
this life on the 12th of March, may be assigned a sufficient reason for the 
small amount of services rendered since my last Annual Report. 



Chicago, Christ. - - - The Rev. Edward Cheney. 

, Church Wardens — Allen C. Calkins, George A. Sacket. 

Families, 220 ; Individuals not thus included, 50 ; Total of Souls, about 
1,000. 

Baptisms — Infants, 50; Adults, 4; Total, 54. Confirmed, 19. Mar- 
riages, 19. Burials, 12. 

Communicants — Admitted, 19; Received, 35; Removed, 10; Present 
Number, 170. 



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Sunday School— Teachers : Male, 12 ; Female, 20 ; Total, 32. 

Scholars : Male, 140 ; Female, 160 ; Total, 300. 

Public Catechetical Instruction — Number Times, 12. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times : Sundays, 98 ; Other 
Days, 44. 

Holy Communion — Number Times : Public, 12 ; Private, 3. 

Alms— Whole Amount, $208.56. 

Contributions — Missions: Diocesan, $294.04 ; Domestic, $73.00 ; For- 
eign, $43.00. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund : Amount assessed, $130.00 ; Amount 
paid, $130.00. 

Parish Purposes : Other Church Offerings : 

Current Expenses, $ 473.31 St. Mark's, $ 23.95 

Completion of Lecture Room, 1,197.12 Chicago Bible Society, 40.00 

Sinking Fund, 2,500.00 St. Luke's Hospital, 115.00 

Parish Sunday School, 433.00 

Sunday School Library, 300.00 $178.95 

Mission Sunday School, 200.00 

$5,850.03 



Total Contributions for the Year, $6,030.98 

During the current year, the Parish has been enabled to not only 
meet its expenses, but to pay something upon its debt. A Sinking Fund 
has been created, that gives promise of excellent results. We have also 
completed, in the basement of the Church, a commodious room for the use of 
the Sunday School and for week-day Services. With the assistance of Rev. 
Mr. Griffith, of the Diocese of Kansas, temporarily acting as Assistant Min- 
ister, a Mission has been organized in the neighborhood of Bridgeport, 
where the need for such work is especially great. 

In spiritual things, God's blessing has been manifest — the Lenten Ser- 
vices being very largely attended, and developing deep and permanent 
religious interest. 



CJiioago^ Grace. - - - The Rev. Clinton Locke. 

Church AVardens— H. W. Hinsdale, W. G. Hibbard. 

Families, 150; Individuals not thus included, 150 ; Total of Souls, 750. 

Baptisms— Infants, 49; Adults, 7; Total, 56. Confirmed, 22. Mar- 
riages, 38. Burials, 30. 

Communicants — Admitted, 24 ; Received, 36 ; Removed, 40 ; Died, 7 ; 
Present Number, 220. 

Sunday School— Teachers : Male, 11; Female, 16 ; Total, 27. 
Scholars : Male, 75 ; Female, 175 ; Total, 250. 



1867.] of the Diocese of Illinois. 81 



Public Catechetical Instruction — Number Times, 52 ; Catechumens, 250. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times : Sundays, 100 ; Other 
Days, 50. 

Holy Communion — Number Times : Public, 14 ; Private, 3. 

Alms— Whole Amount, $630.84. 

Contributions — Missions : Diocesan, $487.00. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund : Amount Assessed, $200.00 ; Amount 
Paid, $200.00; Aged and Infirm Clergymen, $20.00; Parish Purposes, 
S4,285 : Other Church Offerings, $2,545.35. 

Other Church Offerings include: $150.00, St. Stephens; $230.00, En- 
dowment Fund; $52.00, St. Mark's Church; $25.00, Church at Harlem; 
$45.00, Prayer Book and Bible Society ; $180.00, Churches and Clergy in 
the South ; $1,863.35, St. Luke's Hospital. 

The Parish has enjoyed the most prosperous year since its foundation. 
The Vestry have purchased a fine lot on Wabash Avenue, near 14th Street, 
and as soon as the present property is disposed of, a beautiful stone Church 
will be erected. 



Chicago, St. Ansgarius . - - The Rev. Jacob Bredherg. 
Church Wardens — J. M. Shonbeck, H. Jensen. 

Families, 80 ; Individuals not thus included, 96 ; Total of Souls, 400. 

Baptisms — Infants, 37; Total, 37. Confirmed, 11. Marriages, 32. 
Burials, 15. 

Communicants — Admitted, 11; Received, 65; Removed, 27; Died, 7; 
Present Number, 226. 

Sunday School — Teachers : Male, 5 ; Female, 7 ; Total, 12. 

Scholars: Male, 40 ; Female, 40; Total, 80. 

Public Catechetical Instruction — Number Times, 30. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times: Sundays, 67; Other 
Days, 4. 

Holy Communion — Number Times : Public, 4 ; Private, 3. 

Contributions — Missions: Diocesan, $13.53. 

Assessments — Amount Paid, $36.10. 



Chicago, St. James . - The Rev. J. H. Rylance, D. I). 

Church Wardens— Tolman Wheeler, E. H. Sheldon. 

Families, 180; Individuals not thus included, 60. Total of Souls, 1,200. 
Baptisms — Infants, 29; Total, 29. Confirmed, 3. Marriages, 8. Burials, 14. 

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Communicants — Admitted, 3; Removed, 2; Died, 5; Present Number, 
335. 

Sunday School— Teachers: Male, 10; Female, IG ; Total, 26. 
Scholars: Total, 200. 

Public Catechetical Instruction — Number Times, 6. 

Celebration of Divine Services — Number Times: Sundays, 98; Other 
Days, 45. 

Holy Communion — Number Times: Public, 14; Private, 1. 

Alms— Whole Amount, $552.34. 

Contributions — Missions: Diocesan, .$1,172.57; Domestic, $661.38; 
Foreign, $106.50. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund: Amount Assessed, $336.00; Amount Paid, 
$336.00; Aged and Infirm Clergymen, $152.18; Parish Purposes, $6,825.00; 
Other Church Oiferings, $1,870.62; Total Contributions, $13,437.59. 

The present incumbent of St. James' Parish accepted the Piectorship at 
Easter, 1867. He cannot, therefore, presume to speak of its j^resent state as 
compared with other years. The fullness of the accompanying Report is due 
mainly to the completeness of the Records left by the Rev. E. C Porter, who 
was Minister in Charge for about a year immediately preceding the present 
Rector. 



Chicago, St. Johns. - The Rev. H. N. Bishop, D. D. 

Church Wardens — Job Carpenter, John Stearns. ^P 

Families, about 180; Individuals not thus included, 25; Total of Souls, 
about 700. 

Baptisms— Infants, 51; Adults, 9; Total, 60. Confirmed, 33. Mar- 
riages, 19. Burials, 30. 

Communicants — Admitted, 33; Received, 31; Removed, 71; Died, 2; 
Present Number, 187. 

Sunday School— Teachers and Officers: Male, 21 ; Female, 25 ; Total, 46. 
Scholars: Male, 175; Female, 225 ; Total,, 400. 

Public Catechetical Instruction — Number Times, 12. Catechumens — 
Whole School. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times : Sundays, 100 ; Other 
Days, about 40. 

Holy Communion — Number Times: Public 12. 

Alms— Whole Amount, $75.48. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund: Amount Assessed, $196.00 ; Amount Paid, 
$196.00; Aged and Infirm Clergymen, $20.00; Parish Purposes, $9,200.00, 
which includes $7,000.00 paid for Lot for permanent Church ; Other Church 
Offerings, $2,148.99. 



1867.] of the Diocese of Illinois. 83 

Under head of "Other Church Offerings" is included $50.00 for Church 
at Danville, 111. ; $601.90 for Theological Education, $500.00 of which is an 
individual contribution; $64.00 for Church at Harlem, 111. ; $42.50 for 
Freedmen's Aid Commission ; Domestic and Foreign Missions, $100.00; St. 
Luke's Hospital, $160.00; Chicago Bible Society, $42.00; Diocesan Missions, 
$250.00 ; Evangelical Knowledge Society, $30.00; Church in Iowa, $21.59 ; 
Church in Wisconsin, $37.00 ; Christmas Festival for Sunday School, $250.00 ; 
Improvement of Sunday School Library, and other Expenses of Sunday 
School, $500.00 ; Making total of all money raised, exclusive of Rector's 
Salary, $11,640.47. 

The past year has been one of great mercies to the Parish. The Rector 
feels grateful that he has been constantly sustained by a congregation of 
kindred views and affections with his own. The continued prosperity of 
the Parish, notwithstanding the many removals, is owing, under God, to their 
zealous co-operation, unchanging kindness, and tender consideration. The 
faithful band of Sunday School Teachers have been untiring in their labors 
during the past year, and we cannot but feel that God has been with them in 
their work, from the large representation of the Sunday School in the 
Confirmation Class of last Spring. 

My Missionary Sei'vices during the year have been chiefly at Harlem, 
where I officiated on alternate Sundays, until about July 1st, at which 
time an independent Parish was duly organized. A beautiful Church edifice 
capable of seating about 250 persons, has been erected at this point. 

The Lake Street Mission Sunday School has occupied my attention in 
the intervening Sunday afternoons. It has been carried on with untiring 
zeal by its efficient Superintendent, Mr. David B. Lyman, and his faithful 
co-laborers. The attendance varies from 80 to 140 Scholars. 



Chicago, St. 3Iar¥s. - The Rev. Edward B. Tuttle. 

Church Wardens — Chauncy T. Bowen, Frederick C. Smith. 

Families, 35 ; Individuals not thus included, 3. 

Baptisms — Infants, 8; Adults, 1 ; Total 9. Confirmed, 8. Marriages, 14. 
Burials, 11. 

Communicants — Admitted, 4; Received, 17; Removed, 10; Died, 1; 
Present Number, 37. 

Sunday School — Teachers; Male, 4; Female, 8; Total, 12. 

Public Catechetical Instruction — Number Times, 12. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times : Sundays, 51 ; Other 
Days : Wednesdays and Fridays in Lent ; Daily in Passion Week. 

Holy Communion — Number Times: Public, 12. 



84 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund : Amount Assessed, $25.00 ; Amount Paid, 
$25.00 ; Parish Purposes, $800.00 ; Other Church Offerings— ^Mobile Church 
School, $12.00; Endowment Fund, $2.80. 



Chicago, St. Stephen s. - The Rev. A. W. Snyder, B. D. 

Church AVardens — AVilliam Peters, E. P. Wood. 

Families, 70; Individuals not thus included, 30; Total of Souls, 400. 

Baptisms — Infants, 46; Adults, 4 ; Total, 50. Confirmed, 43. Marriages, 7. 
Burials, 18. 

Communicants — Admitted, 43; Received, 6; Removed, 14; Present 
Number, 75. 

Sunday School— Teachers : Total, 20. 
Scholars : Total, 200. 

Public Catechetical Instruction — Number Times, 11. Catechumens, 200. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times : Sundays, 96 ; Other 
Days, 40. 

Holy Communion — Number Times: Public, 14; Private, 2. 

Alms — Whole Amount, $50.35. 

Contributions — Missions: Domestic, $38.00. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund: Amount Assessed, $18.00; Amount Paid, 
$18.00; Parish Purposes, $3,200.00; Other Church Offerings, $16.17. 

The above Report commences October 1st, 1866, and ends September 
1st, 1867. The state of the Parish is good. 



Chicago, Trinity. - The Rev. R. J. Keeling, D. I). 

Church AVardens — L. P. Hilliard, John AVright. 

Families, 150; Individuals not thus included, 150; Total of Souls, 800. 

Baptisms — Infants, 24; Adults,!; Total, 25. Confirmed, 3. Marriages, 4. 
Burials, 3. 

Communicants — Admitted, 2 ; Received, 1 ; Removed, 3 ; Died, 2 ; 
Present Number, 150, 

Sunday School — Teachers: Male, 5; Female, 5; Total, 10. 
Scholars: Male, 20; Female, 40; Total, 60. 

Public Catechetical Instruction — Number Times, 10. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times: Sundays, 96; Other 
Days, 28. 

Holy Communion — Number Times: Public, 12; Private, 1. 

Alms— AVhole Amount, $450.00. 



1867.] of the Diocese of Illinois. 85 



Contributions — Missions: Diocesan, $407.00; Domestic, $525.00. 
Assessments — Diocesan Fund: Amount Assessed, $170.00; Amount 
Paid, $170.00; Parish Purposes, $6,700.00. 

Since last Keport, we have to regret the loss of several influential and 
zealous members, by removal to the East; also the drift of our population 
towards the South and West Sides, by the growth of the City in those 
directions, which must, ere long, be seriously felt by Trinity Church at its 
present location. I am happy, however, to recognize active and devoted 
interest in our Church afl"airs, on the part of my Vestry and people, and am 
hopeful of the continued growth and strength of the Parish. The Report 
of Rev. Dr. Kelly, Assistant and Missionary in Charge of our Chapel, is 
enclosed herewith. 



Chicago^ Trinity Mission. - The Rev. C. V. Kelly, I). D. 

Baptisms — Infants, 26; Adults, 3; Total 29. Confirmed,!. Marriages, 18. 
Burials, 15. 

Communicants — Admitted, 1; Received, 4; Removed, 1; Died, 1. 

Sunday School— Teachers: Male, 9; Female, 18; Total, 27. 

Scholars: Male, 100; Female, 132; Total, 232. 

Public Catechetical Instruction — }s umber Times, 12. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times: Sundays, Twice Every 
Sunday ; Other Days, Every Day in Lent. 

Holy Communion — Number Times : Private, 9. 



CoUinsville, Christ. - - The Rev. John Portmess. 

Church Wardens— Geo. Churchill, .James W. Grifiath. 

Families, 12 ; Individuals not thus included, 16 ; Total of Souls, 76. 

Baptisms — Infants 5; Total, 5. Marriages, 2. Burials, 4. 

Communicants — Removed, 1 ; Present Number, 12. 

Sunday School — -Teachers: Male, 1; Female, 4; Total, 5. 
Scholars: Male, 4. Female, 18; Total, 22. 

Public Catechetical Instruction — Number Times, 8. Catechumens, 11. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times: Sundays, 62; Other 
Days, 8. 

Holy Communion — Number Times : Public, 4. 

Alms— Whole Amount, $11.75. 

Contributions — Missions: Diocesan, $2.50; Domestic, $1.25. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund: Amount Assessed, $13.00; Amount Paid, 
$13.00; Parish Purposes, $138.25; Other Church Offerings, $5.25. 



86 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 



The Parish of Christ, Church, CoUinsville, though feeble, is in a healthy 
condition. Its Communicants being almost exclusively women, makes a 
Parish organization almost impracticable. But these feeble folk are distin- 
guished now, as in the days of our Savior's Incarnation, by a deep and 
earnest piety, and a devotion to the cause of Christ, which is truly com- 
mendable. In this respect there is a marked improvement. There is a class 
of eleven Catechumen awaiting the administration of the Rite of Confirm- 
ation; several of these were, a few years ago, strangers to the Church and 
her Services. In consequence of the delay of the Bishop's visit, this class 
is now much scattered, but the Master's Eye is upon them, wherever they 
may be. To the favorable consideration of the Missionary Board I commend 
this little flock. 



Danville, Holy Trinity. - The Rev. Edtvard J. Purdy. 

Church Wardens— A. S. Williams, R. W. Hanford. 

Families, 25; Individuals not thus included, 19; Total of Souls, 105. 

Baptisms — Infants, 15; Adults, 5; Total, 20. Confirmed, 7. Marriages, 1. 
Burials, 1. 

Communicants — xldmitted, 9 ; Received 8 ; Removed, 1 ; Present 
Number, 24. 

Sunday School — Teachers : Male, 2 ; Females, 4 ; Total, 6. 
Scholars : Total, 50. 

Public Catechetical Instruction — Number Times, 10. 

Alms — Whole Amount, $51.65. 

Contributions — Missions : Domestic, $15.00. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund: Amount Assessed, $13.00; Amount 
Paid, $13.00; Parish Purposes, $220.00; Other Church Offerings, $72.50. 

This Parish, although organized but eighteen months since, is now 
established, by the blessing of God, upon a sound, and, as we hope, a perma- 
nent basis, by the erection of a neat Church, entirely free from debt. A 
handsome bi'ick Parsonage is nearly completed, costing about $2,800.00, but 
— owing to the favorable terms upon which the labor and materials were ob- 
tained, and the rise in lots — worth not less than $3,500.00. About $2,000.00 
is due upon the Parsonage, the interest of which will be paid by the Rector, 
while the principal will be paid off as fast as the means of the Parish will 
allow. 

The Parish has been blessed spiritually, as well as temporally, the num- 
ber of Communicants having nearly, and the attendance more than doubled, 
within the past year. 



1867.] of the Diocese of Illinois. 87 

Decatur, St. Johns. - - The Rev. Samuel D. Pulford. 

Church Wardens — Cyril Fuller, D. C. Lockwood. 

Families, 50 ; Individuals not thus included, 6 ; Total of Souls, 211. 

Baptisms — Infants, 5 ; Adults, 1 ; Total, 6. Burials, 2. 

Communicants — Received, 4 ; Removed, 10 ; Died, 2 ; Present Num- 
ber, 40. 

Sunday School— Teachers : Male, 3; Female, 10; Total, 13. 

Scholars : Male, 46 ; Female, 54 ; Total, 100. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times : Sundays, 67 ; Other 
days, 2. 

Holy Communion — Number Times: Public, 5; Private, 1. 

Alms — Whole Amount, $16.47. 

Contributions — Missions: Diocesan, $114.75; Domestic, $24.75. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund: Amount Assessed, $48.00; Amount 
Paid, $48.00; Aged and Infirm Clergymen, $3.55; Parish Purposes, $25.97. 

The present Rector entered upon his duties in this Parish on last Easter- 
Sunday. From September, 1866, to that time, the Parish had been without 
a Rector. Lay Services, however, and the Sunday School had been, through 
the eflBcient services of a faithful Layman, acting as Lay Reader and Super- 
intendent, supported by zealous parishioners, regularly kept up. There is 
much ground for encouragement in the present condition of the Parish, and 
we have reason to hope, that by the blessing of God, the Parish will advance 
in material and spiritual prosperity. A mission Sunday School has been 
lately established, with encouraging prospects, about a mile north of the city. 



Dixon, St. Lukes. - The Rev. D. W. Dresser. 

Church AVardens— James K. Edsall, AV. W. DeAVolf. 

Families, 30; Individuals not thus included, 21; Total of Souls, 110. 

Baptisms — Infants, 2; Adults, 2; Total, 4. Confirmed, 4. Marriages, 4. 
Burials, 2. 

Communicants — Admitted, 5; Received, 2; Removed, 4; Present Num- 
ber, 47. 

Sunday School — Teachers: Male, 3; Female, 4; Total, 7, 

Scholars: Male, 12; Female, 18; Total, 30. 

Public Catechetical Instruction — Number Times, 12. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times: Sundays, 72; Other 
Days, 42. 

Holy Communion — Number Times: Public 10. 

Alms— AVhole Amount, $15.10. 

Contributions — Missions: Diocesan, $95.52; Domestic, $5.46. 



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Assessments — Diocesan Fund: Amount Assessed, $61.00; Amount Paid, 
$61.00; Aged and Infirm Clergymen, $3.75; Parish Purposes, $175.07; 
Other Church Offerings, $193.30. 

This Report covers, for the most part, only a period of about nine 
months since ihe present Rector came in charge. 

There are in the Parish upwards of sixty subscribers to the Endowment 
Fund. I have wi-itten the Diocesan Fund Assessment as paid, because we 
fully expected it to be paid, and intended it to be paid, out of the Endowment 
Fund, and did not discover, until too late, that the matter could not be 
so arranged; yet we still hope to have it adjusted in that way. With the 
amount credited to the Diocesan Fund, the actual contributions, thus far to 
the Endowment Fund, reach the sum of $88.50; without it, $27.50. 

In the "Other Church Offerings" are included contributions to Jubilee 
College, the N. Y. Bible and Prayer Book Society, the Christian Freedmen's 
Commission, the Endowment Fund, and other small sums by our Parish 
Society, for Home Missions. I have also visited for services, as often as I 
could, the Parishes at Polo and Grand De Tour — every Thursday evening at 
the former, and the alternate Sunday afternoon at the latter. 



Dundee, St. James . - - The Rev. Peter Arvedson. 

Church AVardens — Samuel Wardlaw, George Barnet. 

Families, 10 ; Individuals not thus included, 3 ; Total of Souls, 34. 
Baptisms — Adults, 6 ; Total, 6. Confirmed, 7. Marriages, 2. 
Communicants — Admitted, 4 ; Removed, 1 ; Present Number, 15. 
Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times : Sundays, 52 ; Other 
Days, 2. 

Holy Communion — Number Times : Public, 1. 

Alms— Whole Amount, $2.40. 

Contributions — Missions: Diocesan, $3.17; Foreign, $2.30. 

Assessments — Parish Purposes, $16.66; Endowment Fund, $8.45. 

In the course of the past year there has been a small increase of actual 
membership, and also an improvement in the financial condition of the Parish. 
By the kindness of Charles B. Clement, of Rutland, Vermont, the indebted- 
ness of the Parish for the Church building has been removed. The building 
and lot has been secured to the Church by a Trust, Deed to the Bishop of the 
Diocese and his successors in that office. An expenditure of about three 
hundred dollars is almost a necessity, in order to make the interior suitable 
for our service. This feeble flock, few in numbers and poor in worldly 
goods, have done what they could in repairing the outside. The attendance 
on occasions of Divine Worship is not large but regular, and indicates 



1867.] of the Diocese of Illinois. 89 

interest and steady growth. A small Sunday School has been started, but 
has not been long enough in operation to warrant a statistical Report as a 
permanent arrangement. Will not some one, having the work of Missions at 
heart, aid us in making our Church more convenient in its interior arrange- 
ment, and more worthy the object of worship, enabling us to have things 
done decently and in order ? 



Elgin, Church of the Redeemer. . . _ Vacant. 

Church Wardens — Jno. F. Beaty, Robert Vasey. 

Families, 14 ; Individuals not thus included, 20 ; Total of Souls, 86. 

Baptisms — Infants, 6; Total, 6. Confirmed, 5. 

Communicants — Admitted, 5 ; Received, 2 ; Removed, 2 ; Present Num- 
ber, 27. 

Sunday School— Teachers : Male, 1 ; Female, 2 ; Total, 3. 
Scholars: Male, 4 ; Female, 6 ; Total, 10. 

Public Catechetical Instruction — Number Times, 4 ; Catechumens, 4. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times , Sundays, 86 ; Other 
Days, 7. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund : Amount Assessed, $17.00; Amount Paid, 
$17.00 ; Parish Purposes, $42.52. 

This Parish, although without a Church, and, since October last without 
a Pastor, is steadily growing in numbers and increasing in strength, looking 
forward with gratitude to the early prospect of having a House of their 
own, to be consecrated to the worship of Almighty God. AVe have nearly 
three thousand dollars subscribed towards building a Church, and are now 
negotiating for a lot ; that secured, we propose to commence building at 
once. 

The inconvenience we now labor under, interferes materially with our 
eiforts to increase the Sunday School, but the duty involved in this branch 
of Christ's service is felt by' the people, and makes them the more anxious 
to have their Church, that this duty may be the better fulfilled. 

JNO. F. BEATY, Lay Reader. 



Evanston, St. 3Iark's. - - The Rev. Thomas Lyle. 

Church Wardens — Charles Comstock, Alden G. Wilder. 

Families, 23 ; Individuals not thus included, 10; Total of Souls, 127. 
Baptisms — Infants, 5 ; Total, 5. Marriages, 3. Burials, 1. 



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Communicants — Received, 3 ; Removed, 8 ; Present Number, 29. 

Sunday School— Teachers : Male, 2 ; Female, 5 ; Total, 7. 

Scholars : Male, 23 ; Female, 36 ; Total, 59. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times : Sundays, 9G ; Other 
Days, 32. 

Holy Comunion — Number Times: Public, 14; Private, 1. 

Alms— Whole Amount, $25.88. 

Contributions — Missions: Diocesan, $10.35. 

.Assessments — Diocesan Fund: Amount Assessed, $34.00; Amount Paid, 
$34.00; Aged and Infirm Clerrynien, $3.00 ; Parish Purposes, $1,256.65; 
Other Church Offerings, $18.33; Total, $1,348.21, 

The Rev. Mr. Buckmaster resigned the Rectorship of this Parish in 
March last. The foregoing Report includes his ministrations to that time. 
The present Rector took charge May 26th. The prospects of the Parish are 
quite encouraging. 



Farmington, Calvary. - - The Bev. C. A. Bruce. 

Church Wardens — Wm. Wilkinson, Sen., L. Warner. 

Families, 15 ; Individuals not thus included, 2 ; Total of Souls, 50. 

Bajjtisms — Infants, 2 ; Total, 2. Burials, 2. 

Communicants — Removed, 2 ; Present Number, 22. 

Sunday School — Teachers: Male, 2 ; Female, 4 ; Total, 6. 

Scholars : Male, 10 ; Female, 20 ; Total, 30. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times: Sundays, 17; Other 
Days, 1. 

Holy Communion — Number Times : Public, 8 ; Private, 2. 

Alms— Whole Amount, $55.45. 

Contributions — Missions: Diocesan, $21.00. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund : Amount Assessed, $27.00; Amount Paid, 
$27.00; Parish Purposes, $21.00; also, about $1,400 has been raised for a 
Parsonage ; Other Church Offerings — Jubilee College, $17.00. 

I took charge of this Parish on the Feast of the Nativity, and have been 
discharging the duties of the Rectorship, devoting one-half of my time alter- 
nately, every other Sunday, with Galesburg. Prospects of the Parish are 
good. A good Parsonage has been purchased and nearly paid for, and the 
faithful few who compose the Parish, are endeavoring to strengthen the 
things that remain. 



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Farm Ridge, St. Aiidrew's. - The Rev. H. T. Hiester. 

Church AVardens — Bebee Clark, John Yocum. 

Families, 23 ; Individuals not thus included, 10 ; Total of Souls, 120. 

Baptisms — Infants, 1 ; Adults, 3; Total, 4. Marriages, 5. Burials, 4 

Communicants — Present Number, 40. 

Sunday School — Teachers : Male, 3 ; Female, 5 ; Total, 8. 

Scholars: Male, 22 ; Female, 23 ; Total, 45. 

Public Catechetical Instruction — Number Times : Monthly, during Sum- 
mer Season. Catechumens — Whole School. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times: Sundays, 62; Other 
Days, 4. 

Holy Communion — Number Times : Public, 10. 

Alms— Whole Amount, $50.83. 

Contributions — Missions : Foreign, $7.00. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund : Amount Assessed, $40.00 ; Amount Paid, 
$40.00; Parish Purposes, $166.30. 

Not included in the above Pieport are numerous services by the Rector 
in remote parts of the Parish, on the afternoons of Sundays during the sum- 
mer season. The object of these Services has been to make the Church 
more widely known in the neighborhood, and prepare the way for Church 
organizations when the time comes. 



Freeport, Zion. - - - The Rev. John W. Clarli. 

Baptisms— Infants, 3; Adults, 12; Total, 15. Confirmed, 15. Mar- 
riages, 6. Burials, 9. 

Communicants — Present Number, 70. 

Sunday Scliool^ — -Teachers: Male, 5; Female, 7; Total, 12. 
Scholars: Total, 100. 

The present incumbent has had charge of the Parish only since the first 
Sunday of July, which fact will account for the defective character of the 
foregoing Report. From the first Sunday of October until May 12th, he 
served the Parish of St. James' Church, Lewistown. The Report of said 
Parish, will, probably, be made by the Warden. In the interim, after leav- 
ing Lewistown, he had temporary charge of the Parish at Quincy. 



92 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 

Galena, G-race. . - - The Rev. Samuel Edson. 

Church Wardens — Frederick Stahl, Richard Seal. 

Families, 50 ; Individuals not thus included, 25 ; Total of Souls, 250. 

Baptisms— Infants, 14 ; Adults, 2 ; Total, 16. Confirmed, 13. Mar- 
riages, 3. Burials, 8. 

Communicants — Admitted, 6 ; Removed, 4 ; Died, 1 ; Present Number, 79. 

Sunday School — Teachers: Male, 2; Female, 11; Total, 13. 
Scholars : Total, 70. 
Public Catechetical Instruction — Number Times : Every Sunday, pub- 
licly in Sunday School. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times : Sundays, 48 ; Other 
Days, 37. 

Holy Communion — Number Times : Public, 13 ; Private, 2. 

Alms— Whole Amount, $50.29. 

Contributions — Missions: Diocesan, 71.76 ; Domestic, $26.00. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund : Amount Assessed, $78.00 ; Amount Paid, 
$78.00; Aged and Infirm Clergymen, $7.70; Parish Purposes, $255.00; 
Other Church Offerings — For Sunday School, $14.45 ; Collections by Sunday 
School, $85.00; For Society for Increase of the Ministry, $15.35; For 
.Jubilee College, $46.80. 



Galesburg, Grace. - - - The Rev. 0. A. Bruce. 

Church Wardens — T. P. Martin, Sen., David Greenleaf. 

Families, 10 ; Individuals not thus included, 15 ; Total of Souls, 40. 

Baptisms — Infants, 4; Total, 4. Marriages, 1. Burials, 1. 

Communicants — Received, 1 ; Removed, 4 ; Present Number, 20. 

Sunday School — Teachers : Male, 1 ; Female, 4 ; Total, 5. 
Scholars : Male, 8 ; Female, 20 ; Total, 28. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times : Sundays, 35 ; Other 
Days, 6. 

Holy Communion — Number Times : Public, 10. 

Alms— Whole Amount, $32.46. 

Contributions — Missions: Diocesan, $5.00. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund : Amount Assessed, $20.00 ; Amount Paid, 
$20.00; Parish Purposes, $80.00 ; Other Church Offerings, $17.00. 

This Parish needs the fostering care of the Church, and will largely 
repay any help afforded it. Considering the peculiar circumstances in which 
it has been placed, it is doing as well as could be expected. 



1867.] of the Diocese of Illinois. 93 

G-eneseo, Trinity. ------ Vacant. 

Church Wardens — Willis Hinman, Robert Flint. 

Families, 20 ; Individuals not thus included, 10 ; Total of Souls, 110. 

Baptisms — Infants, 3 ; Total, 3. 

Communicants — Present Js umber, 16. 

Sunday School— Teachers: Male, 1; Female, 2; Total, 3. 

Scholars: Male, 5 ; Female, 10; Total, 15. 
Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times : Sundays, 14 ; Other 
Days, 3. 

Holy Communion — Number Times : Public, 2. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund : Amount Assessed, $13.00; Amount Paid, 
$13.00; Parish Purposes, $140.00. 

This Parish has beea without a Rector since September 1st, 18G6. This 
will account for the meagerness of the Report. It is most earnestly hoped 
this state of things will not continue. 

The Clergymen who have rendered services to the Parish are the Revs. 
W. T. Curry, Willis H. Barris, of Davenport, Albert E. Wells, of Peru, and 
the Rev. Mr. Johnson, of Iowa. 

WILLIS HINMAN, Senior Warden. 



Geneva, St. Mark's. - - Lai/ Reader, A. W. Glass. 

Church Wardens— A. W. Glass, B. F. Towner. 

Families, 22 ; Individuals not thus included, 10; Total of Souls, 110. 
Baptisms — Infants, 3; Total, 3. Marriages, 1. Burials, 2. 
Communicants — Present Number, 22. 
Sunday School — Teachers : Male, 2 ; Female, 5 ; Total, 7. 

Scholars: Male, 13; Female, 17; Total, 30. 
Alms — Whole Amount, $2.75. 

From December to April, the Rev. Wm. Greene held regular Sunday ser- 
vices for this Congregation, and now visits it once a month for the adminis- 
tering of the Holy Communion. 

Mr. A. W. Glass acts as Lay Reader and Superintendent of the Sunday 
School. His labors have been the means of keeping the people together, 
and entitle him to much credit. 



94 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 

Jacksonville, Trinity. - - The Rev. T. N. Morrison. 

Cliuvch Wardens — Henry Stryker, Sen., J. L. Morrison. 

Families, 55 ; Individuals not thus included, 20 ; Total of Soulg, 300. 

Baptisms — Infants, 11 ; Total, 11. Marriages, 6. Burials, 4. 

Communicants — Present Number, 80. 

Sunday School— Teachers : Male, 3 ; Female, 8 ; Total, 11. 

Scholars : Male, 25 ; Female, 55 ; Total, 80. 

Holy Communion — Number Times: Public, 10; Private, 1. 

Alms^Whole Amount, $58.80. 

Contributions — Missions: Diocesan, $380.00; Domestic, $25.00; For- 
eign, $25.00. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund : Amount Assessed, $79.00 ; Aged and 
Infirm' Clergymen, $25.00; Other Church Offerings, $106.43. 

The Church is being enlarged and improved. When completed it will 
seat nearly twice the congregation which it formerly did. The amount raised 
for this improvement will be stated in the next Parochial Report. As we 
have had no regular place for holding services dui-ing the summer, the visita- 
tion of the Bishop was postponed at the request of the Rector. 



Joliet., Christ. . . . The Rev. Charles A. Gfilbert. 
Church Wardens — William Smith, L. A. Fuller. 

Families, 70; Individuals not thus included, 10; Total of Souls, 800. 

Baptisms — Infants, 9; Adults, 6; Total, 15. Confirmed, 18. Mar- 
riages, 5. Burials, 8. 

Communicants — Admitted, 19; Received, 7; Removed, 18; Present 
Number, 105. 

Sunday School — Teachers : Male, 4 ; Female, 8 ; Total, 12. 

Scholars : Male, 37 ; Female, 58 ; Total, 95. 

Public Catechetical Instruction — Number Times: Weekly. Catechumens 
— Sunday School. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times : Sundays, 86 ; Other 
Days, 86. 

Holy Communion — Number Times : Public, 13. 

Alms— Whole Amount, $52.10. 

Contributions — Missions: Diocesan, $86.60. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund : Amount Assessed, $97.00 ; Parish Pur- 
poses, $871.41; Other Church Offerings, $165.00; Total, $675.11. 

The Diocesan Assessment will be paid in full early in the next Conven- 
tional year. With this exception, the general condition of the Parish is 
much better than that of any preceding year. 



1S67.] of the Diocese of Illinois. 9b 

KanhaTcee, St. PauVs. - The Hev. Ducme Seneca Phillips. 

Church Wardens — William Sibley, Emory Cobb. 

Families, 46 ; Individuals not thus included, 21 ; Total of Souls, 204. 

Baptisms— Infants, 11: Adults, 9; Total, 20. Confirmed, 18. Mar- 
riages, 1. Burials, 3. 

Communicants — Admitted, 10; Received, 6; Removed, 3; Present 
Number, 41. 

Sunday School— Teachers : Male, 4; Female, 10: Total, 14. 

Scholars: Male, 48; Female, 61 ; Total, 104. 

Public Catechetical Instruction — Number Times, 11. Catechumens, 104. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times: Sundays, 112; Other 
Days, 49. 

Holy Communion — Number Times : Public, 10. 

Alms— Whole Amount, $58.49. 

Contributions — Missions: Diocesan, $18.00; Domestic, $6.00 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund : Amount Assessed, $29.82; Amount Paid, 
.$30.82; Parish Purposes, $693.00 ; Other Church Offerings— Nashota Mis- 
sions, $51.60: Sunday School and Parish Library, $57.00. 

I assumed the Rectorship of this Parish the 20th of .lune last. My 
Report herewith transmitted covers, however, the w'hole year past, but that 
part relating to time previous to the beginning of my labors here must 
necessarily be imperfect. 

I find the Church young, but vigorous. We have a few zealous and 
determined men and women, who, both by their hearty labors and Christian 
lives, are doing much for the prosperity of the Church. There is much 
interest in the Sunday School ; the attendance on the services is increasing; 
and with God's blessing a good work may be accomplished here for the 
Church of Christ. 



St. Anne, Kanhahee Co. - The Bev. Cliarles B. GruiUemont. 

Church AVardens — Laurent Chaille, Antoine Masse. 

Families, 31 : Individuals not thus included, 8; Total of Souls, 141. 
Baptisms — Infants, 15; Total, 15. Marriages, 8. Burials, 2. 
Communicants— Admitted, 8 ; Removed, 6 ; Died, 1 ; Present Number, 49. 
Sunday School — Teachers : Male, 1 ; Female, 1 ; Total, 2. 

Scholars : Male, 21 ; Female, 12 ; Total, 38. 
Public Catechetical Instruction — Number Times, 45. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times ; Sundays, 60 ; Other 
Days, 15. 



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Holy Communion — Number Times ; Public, 12 ; Private, 1, 
Contributions — Missions : Domestic, $2.25. 

Much good may be done, by patience and self-denial, among this very 
poor, but interesting people. 



Ketvanee, St. John's. - - The Rev. W. T. Thompson. 

Church Wardens — R. P. Parrish, J. Hopkins. 

Families, 50; Individuals not thus included, 15; Total of Souls, 210. 

Baptisms— Infants, 18; Adults, 3; Total, 21. Confirmed, 4. Mar- 
riages, 3. Burials, 8. 

Communicants — Admitted, 4; Received, 1; Removed, 6; Present Num- 
ber, 53. 

Sunday School — Teachers: Male, 6; Female, 7; Total, 18. 

Scholars : Male, 40 ; Female, 60 ; Total, 100. 

Public Catechetical Instruction — Number Times, 8. Catechumens, 50. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times : Sundays, 93 ; Other 
Days, 58. 

Holy Communion — Number Times : Public, 9 ; Private, 2. 

Contributions— Missions : Diocesan— Pledged, $110.00; Paid, $92.50 ; 
Domestic, SI 0.00. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund : Amount Assessed, $54.00 ; Amount Paid, 
$54.00 ; Parish Purposes, $300.97 ; Other Church Offerings— Gris wold 
College, Iowa, $22.00. 

The present incumbent took, charge of this Parish Nov. 1st, 186G. It 
was then considered in a healthy condition, both financially and otherwise. 
We trust that God will bless us more abundantly, through our humble en- 
deavors in the exercise of that faith which icorks by love. 



Lacon, St. John's. - - The Rev. Jas. S. llaGou'an. 
Church Wardens— F. H. Stire, L. C. Rose. 

Families, 11 ; Individuals not thus included, 8 ; Total of Souls, 51. 

Baptisms— Infants, 16; Adults, '2; Total, 18. Confirmed, 13. Mar- 
riages, 1. Burials, 3. 

Communicants — Received, 3; Removed, 2; Died, 1; Present Num- 
ber, 13. 

Sunday School — Teachers: Male, 1 ; Female, 3 ; Total, 4. 
Scholars: Male, 11; Female, 7; Total, 18. 



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Public Catechetical Instruction — Number Times, 5. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times : Sundays, 95 ; Other 
Days, 10. 

Holy Communion — Number Times : Public, 8. 

Alms— Whole Amount, $15.98. 

Contributions — Missions : Diocesan, $1.70. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund: Amount Assessed, $13.00; Amount 
Paid, $13.00 ; Parish Purposes, $20.00. 



The Parish of St. John's Church, Lacon, is by no means strong ; yet it 
is slowly growing in number and strength. It is with great effort on the 
part of the Parish, and wdth some sacrifice on the part of the Clergyman, 
that Services are sustained. The town of Henry, some seven miles from 
Lacon, has been occui^ied as a Missionary Station during the past year, 
together with Lacon. The Church life and spirit in Henry is quite encour- 
aging. With the Missionary aid for a short period, no doubt Lacon and 
Honry, united, will soon be self-supporting. 



Lee Centre, St. PauVs. - Tlie Rev. Robert Trewavtlia. 

Church Wardens — Charles Gardner, R. C. Blake. 

Families, 12 ; Individuals not thus included, 10; Total of Souls, 51. 
Baptisms — Infants, 3 ; Total, 3. Marriages, 1. Burials, 1. 
Communicants — Removed, 2 ; Present Number, 14. 
Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times : Sundays, 16. 
Contributions — Missions: Diocesan, $1.20. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund: Amount Assessed, $16.00; Amount 
Paid, $10.00. 

The meagerness of this Report is occasioned by my having left this 
Parish in November last, to officiate in St. Peter's, Chesterfield, Macoupin 
County, where I read Prayers and preached on Sundays and other days, 
forty-one times ; also, baptized six children. I returned to this Parish in 
June of this current year, and by the unanimous call of the Vestry, assumed 
my former position as Minister in charge. 

The Sunday School has been discontinued solely for the want of teach- 
ers. None coming forward to assist in this great and good work, causes me 
much trial and tribulation, but pray in faith, believing that a brighter day 
to gather in souls for Christ in this part of His vineyard, is not far distant. 

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98 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 

Leivistoivn, St. James . - - The Rev. John W. Clark. 

Church Wardens — S. Corning Jucld, D. W. C. Bryant. 

Families, 20; Individuals not thus included, 11 ; Total of Souls, 97. 
Baptisms — Infants, 5 ; Total, 5. 

Communicants — Received, 2; Removed, 2; Present Number, 16. 
Sunday School — Teachers : Male, 1 ; Female, 7 ; Total, 8. 

Scholars : Male, 16 ; Female, 40 ; Total, 56. 
Public Catechetical Instruction — Number Times, 15 ; Catechumens, 50. 
Holy Communion — Number Times: Public, 13. 
Alms— Whole Amount, $115.20. 
Contributions — Missions: Diocesan, $84.60. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund : Amount Assessed, $16.00 ; Amount 
Paid, $16.00; Parish Purposes, $548.20. 

The Parish is at present without a Rector. Vigorous efforts are being 
made to fill the vacancy. Lay Reading Services are kept up. 

S. CORNING JUDD, Sr. Warden. 



Limestone, Christ. - - The Rev. W. M. Steel. 

Church Wardens — James Clark, George Norwood. 

Families, 12; Individuals not thus included, 8; Total of Souls, 80- 
Baptisms — Infants, 9; Adults, 2; Total, 11. Burials, 4. 
Communicants — Removed, 5 ; Present Number, 29. 
Sunday School — Teachers : Male, 1 ; Female, 3 ; Total, 4. 

Scholars : Total, 35. 
Holy Communion — Number Times, 8. 



Manhattan, St. Raul's. - - The Rev. Samuel Cowell. 

Church Wardens — John Young, Edward Crafts. 

Families, 23; Total of Souls, 91. 

Baptisms — Adults, 2 ; Total, 2. Marriages, 1. Burials, 1. 
Communicants — Admitted, 2 ; Removed, 2 ; Present Number, 20 
Sunday School — Teachers : Total, 5. 
Scholars : Total, 30. 
Public Catechetical Instruction — Number Times, 3. 



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Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times : Sundays, 27 ; Other 
Days, 1. 

Holy Communion — Number Times : Public, 3. 

Contributions — Missions : Diocesan, $12.00 ; Domestic, $10.00. 

iissessments — Diocesan Fund : Amount Paid, $10.00 ; Parish Pur- 
poses, $10.13. Other Church Offerings, $0.80. 

The prospects of the Parish are encouraging. The contributions of the 
Church, both to the Minister and to general purposes, are enlarged. 



Marengo, Advent. _ - - The Rev. John Cauch. 

Church Wardens — Thomas Diamond, L. C. Casely. 

Marriages, 1. Burials, 1. 

I exceedingly regret not being able to report an improvement in this 
Parish. Not having a place in which to hold our Public Services, we have 
held none during the past Conventional year. All my ministerial services in 
the Parish are included in one Marriage and one Funeral. I have supplied 
three Sundays at Trinity Church, Belvidere, for the Rector, the Rev. W. H. 
Cooper. For several months past, and at the present time, I am unable to 
perform public duty, owing to a severe attack of rheumatism. 



Morris, St. Thomas . - - - The Rev. W. J. Pigott. 

Church Wardens — J. S. R. Scovill, Chas. Power. 

Families, 31 ; Individuals not thus included, 9 ; Total of Souls, 1-40. 

Baptisms — Infants, 18 ; Total, 18. Marriages, 3. Burials, 4. 

Communicants — Admitted, 4; Received, 8; Removed, 9; Died, 1; Present 
Number, 34. 

Sunday School — Teachers : Male, 1 ; Female, 5 ; Total, 6. 

Scholars: Male, 14 ; Female, 30 ; Total, 44. 

Public Catechetical Instruction — Number Times, 3. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times : Sundays, 83 ; Other 
Days, 17. 

Holy Communion — Number Times : Public, 9. 

Alms— Whole Amount, $81.29. 

Contributions — Missions : Diocesan, $2.85. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund : Amount Assessed, $24.00 ; Parish Pur- 
poses, $231.17 ; Other Church Offerings — $72.20, Sunday School Purposes; 
$772.05 were raised for Church Building Purposes. 

From Thursday, February 21st, 1867, St. George's Parish, Utica, has 
been under my charge, during which time the Church Services have been 
regularly conducted one day in the week, and one Sunday in the month. 



100 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 



Naperville, St. Johns. ----- Vacant. 

Church Wardens — S. P. Stevens, James G. Wright. 

Families, 20 ; Individuals not thus included, 8 ; Total of Souls, 90. 

Baptisms — Infants, 11* ; Adults, 7 ; Total, 18. Confirmed, 12. Mar- 
riage, 1. Burials, 2. 

Communicants — Admitted, 10; Removed, 4; Died, 2; Present Num- 
ber, 39. 

Sunday School— Teachers: Male, 2; Female, 6; Total, 8. 

Scholars: Male, 16; Female, 28 ; Total, 44. 

Public Catechetical Instruction — Number Times : Every Sunday. Cate- 
chumens — The Sunday School. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times : Sundays, 90 ; Other 
Days, 52. 

Holy Communion — Number Times : Public, 16 ; Private, 2. 

Contributions — Missions: Diocesan, $9.11. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund; Amount Assessed, $34.00; Amount Paid, 
$34.00; Aged and Infirm Clergymen, $1.60; Parish Purposes, $970.00; 
Other Church Offerings, $24.90. 

This interesting and earnest Parish is now vacant, the late Rector, 
the Rev. John Harris Knowles, having accepted a Canonry in the Cathedral, 
Chicago. The past year has been one of work and pi-ogress. To this, the 
amount raised for Parish and other purposes, witness. In this sum is inclu- 
ded a handsome lot for a Parsonage, adjoining the Church, the gift of a 
devoted and zealous member of the Parish. 



Onarga, Trinity. - - The Rev. Philander Chase. 

Church Warden — Horace Pinney. 

Families, 11 ; Individuals not thus included, 15 ; Total of Souls, 65. 

Baptisms — Infants, 6 ; Total, 6. 

Communicants — Admitted, 2 ; Received, 2 ; Removed, 3 ; Present Num- 
ber, 15. 

Sunday School — Teachers : Male, 1 ; Female, 6 ; Total, 7. 
Scholars : Total, 25. 

Public Catechetical Instruction — Number Times, 5. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times : Sundays, 36 ; Other 
Days, 1. 

Holy Communion — Number Times : Public, 4. 

Contributions — Missions : Diocesan, $5.00. 

Assessments — Parish Purposes, about $400.00. 

* Of these, six were Baptized during a Mission in Mendota. 



1867.] of the Diocese of Illinois. 101 

This Parish, so far, has shown a great deal of zeal and determination to 
keep up Services and build a Church. They have been obliged to hire a hall 
at a high rate. To support the Services for half of the time, they have also 
raised the money, and purchased an organ, and at the same time they have 
been collecting money and making arrangements to build, which they expect 
to accomiDlish this fall. When thej' succeed in completing their Church 
building, I have no fear but that Onarga will carry her work forward pros- 
perously, by God's blessing. 

Besides work in this Parish, I have to report a monthly Service given to 
Wyoming for six months after last Convention, with the administration of the 
Communion three times ; also, monthly Service held at Chenoah part of the 
time, and also at Fairbury. I have also to report the Baptism of two 
children, besides those reported in the Parish of Onarga. 



^ ,~ii • . j The Rev. Edivin Coan, 

Ottawa, Christ. - - - ^ ^^^^ ^^^^ ^ j ^.^^^^^ 

Church Wardens — J. W\ Dow, Wm. Osman. 

Families, 75 ; Individuals not thus included, 40 ; Total of Souls, 350. 

Baptisms — Infants, 9 ; Adults, 5 ; Total, 14. Confirmed, 20. Mar- 
riages, 1. Burials, 6. 

Communicants — Admitted, 19; Piemoved, 10; Present Number, 92. 

Sunday School — Teachers : Male, 4 ; Female, 12 ; Total, 16. 
Scholars : Male, 75 ; Female, 81 ; Total, 156. 

Public Catechetical Instruction — Xumber Times, 12. Catechumens, 70. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times : Sundays, 91 ; Other 
Days, 70. 

Holy Communion — Number Times: Public, 12 ; Private,!. 

Alms— Whole Amount, Since Dec. 23, $35.60. 

Contributions — Missions: Diocesan, $63.70 ; Domestic, $14.25. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund : Amount Assessed, $191.20 ; Amount 
Paid, $191.20; Parish Purposes, $1,046.47; Other Church Offerings. 
$110.82. 

The present Rector accei^ted the charge of this Parish on the fourth 
Sunday in Advent, Dec. 23, 1866, after a vacancy of about eight months 
succeeding the resignation of the Rev. T. N. Benedict, and consequently is 
unable to give exact statistics in every particular for the year. The Parish 
is exhibiting a gratifying zeal in Missionary enterprises. Through its agency 
Church Services have been established at Marseilles and South Ottawa, and 
arrangements are perfected for the opening of Services at Seneca. The 
report of the offerings of this Parish for Diocesan Missions comprises only 
the amount which has been transmitted to the Treasurer of the Missionary 
Board. The actual contributions of the Parish far exceed the amount thus 



102 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 

stated, and are disbursed directly for the sustenance of the Missionary enter- 
prises named above. The Rev. W. J. Pigott has recently accepted the position 
of Assistant Minister, and will in future have charge of these Missionary 
stations, continuing also the charge of St. George's Utica. The Rector has 
also officiated once at Mendota, in pursuance of a voluntary arrangement 
among the surrounding clergy to maintain stated Services at that place. 

A Parochial School is about to be opened in the Parish, to be known as 
" Christ Church Grammar School," which will be placed under the entire 
charge of the Assistant Minister as Dean and Head Master. 

The Church lot is paid for, and efforts will be made towards the erection 
of a new and beautiful Church on the commanding site which has been secured 
for that purpose. 



3IarseiUes, St. Andreivs llission. - The Rev. Edivin Coan. 

Families, 10 ; Individuals, about 40. 

Baptisms — Infants, 2. 

Communicants, 4. 

Sunday School — Teachers : Male, 4 ; Female, 3 ; Total, 7. 

Scholars : Total, 40. 
Public Catechetical Instruction — Number Times, 4. 
Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times: Sundays, 8. 
Holy Communion — Number Times: Public, 1. 

The Mission has been established by the agency and support of the 
parishioners of Christ Church, Ottawa. Services are held every other Sun- 
day, and the Sunday School is regularly maintained every Sunday. A surplice 
and a supply of Prayer Books have been provided for the Mission. The 
Services have thus far been conducted by the Rector of Christ Church, Ottawa. 
The Rev. W. J. Pigott, having recently accepted the position of Assistant 
Minister of that Parish, will in future have charge of these Services. 



Pekin, St. Paul's. - - The Rev. A. B. Russell. 

Church Wardens — \Vm. Stanbury, Wm. Blenkison. 

Families, 51 ; Individuals not thus included, 3 ; Total of Souls, 127. 
Baptisms — Infants, 13 ; Adults, 7 ; Total, 20. 

Communicants — Admitted, 7 ; Removed, 3 ; Present Number, 30. 
Sunday School — Teachers: Male, 5 ; Female, 11; Total, 16. 
Scholars : Male, 33 ; Female, 63 ; Total, 96. 



1867.] of the Diocese of Illinois. 103 



Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times : Sundays, 103 ; Other 
Days, 18. 

Holy Communion — Number Times : Public, 10. 

Alms — Whole Amount, $30.70. 

Contributions — Missions: Diocesan, $5.10 ; Domestic, $14.75. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund : Amount Paid, $11.90. Parish Purposes: 
$35.00. Other Church Offerings— Freedmen's Commission, $9.00. 

. The Congregation has steadily increased since I took charge of the 
Parish in October last, until they have determined on building a new Church, 
having purchased a very desirable lot for this purpose. There is great reason 
for encouragement in regard to the growth and general prospects of the 
Parish. 

In connection with this Parish I have officiated since April — on alternate 
Sundays — in the Parish at Tremont. They report 12 Communicants ; Sunday 
School Scholars, 21 ; Teachers— Male, 1 ; Female, 2 ; Alms, $4.00. Pay 
$5.00 to Missionary each service. Have not been represented in Diocese 
for some years. 



Peoria, St. PauVs. - - The Rev. W. H. Roberts. 

Church Wardens — A. G. Tyng, M. Griswold. 

Families, 150 ; Individuals not thus included, 100; Total of Souls, 1,000. 

Baptisms— Infants, 17 ; Adults, 1 ; Total, 18. Confirmed, 23. Mar- 
riages, 4. Burials, 10. 

Communicants — Admitted, 20 ; Received, 8 ; Removed, 20 ; Present 
Number, 180. 

Sunday School— Teachers : Male, 10; Female, 13; Total, 23. 
Scholars: Male, 75; Female, 100; Total, 175. 

Public Catechetical Instruction — Number Times, 20. Catechumens — 
The School. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times : Sundays, 92 ; Other 
Days, 80. 

Holy Communion — Number Times: Public, 11 ; Private, 1. 

Alms— Whole Amount, $553.91. 

Contributions — Missions: Diocesan, $1,000.00; Domestic, $15 00; For- 
eign, $10.00. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund : Amount Assessed, $175.00 ; Amount 
Paid, $175.00; Aged and Infirm Clergymen, $52.00; Parish Purposes, 
$3,708.00 ; Other Church Offerings, $500.00. 

The Parish is regarded as in a highly prosperous condition. 
Our Parochial work, during the past year, has involved quite a large 
expenditure in money, and has embraced the entire city and suburbs. 



104 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 

Early in the year, the Rev. John Benson was elected Assistant Minister 
of St. Paul's Parish, and placed in charge of a Chapel, which had been suit- 
ably fitted up for the Services of the Church. Here ten persons were Con- 
firmed by the Bishop at his last visitation. 

Besides the Chapel work, which includes a Sunday School, there are four 
Mission Schools and an Industrial School for girls, embracing in all not less 
than seven hundred children. 



Peoria, Free Chapel. - - The Rev. John Benson. 

Baptisms — Infants, 2 ; Adults, 1 ; Total, 3. Confirmed, 10. Burials, 3. 
Communicants — Present Number, 34. 

Sunday School — Teachers: Male, 3 ; Female, 5 ; Total, 8. 
Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times: Sundays, 67; Other 
Days, 19. 

Holy Communion — Number Times : Public, 8. 
Alms— Whole Amount, $35.80. 
Assessments — Parish Purposes, $77. 21. 



Peru, St. Paul's. - - The Rev. Albert K Wells. 

Church Wardens — Naason Young, William Morrison. 

Families, 32 ; Individuals not thus included, 25 ; Total of Souls, 132. 

Baptisms— Infants, 20 ; Adults, 2; Total, 22. Confirmed, 2. Marriages, 5. 
Burials, 6. 

Communicants — Admitted, 1 ; Received, 1 ; Present Number, 21. 

Sunday School — Teachers: Male, 2; Female, 5; Total, 7. 

Scholars: ]Male, 12 ; Female, 28 : Total 40. 

Catechumens — The Bible Class. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times : Sundays, 81 ; Other 
Days, 48. 

Holy Communion — Number Times : Public, 13. 

Alms— Whole Amount, $31.31. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund : Amount Assessed, $28.00 ; Amount 
Paid, $28.00. Parish Purposes, $207.25. 

The Report for this Parish is from the 11th of November, when the pres- 
ent Rector entered upon his duties. Owing to many causes, the entire amount 
of oiferings raised have unavoidably been applied to Parish purposes. With 
a Communicant list of only twenty-one we have raised an average of over 
twelve dollars per Communicant, in addition to the Rector's salary. It is 
hoped that these necessities will not occur the ensuing year. 



1867.] of the Diocese of Illinois. 105 

In addition to my regular Services every Lord's day, in the Parish, I have 
officiated three times at Geneseo, and three times at Mendota, which place, 
with the assistance of the neighlDoring Clergy, I have undertaken to 
supply with a weekly Service. There are seventeen Communicants there, and 
it is a place of growing importance, and as a centre for Missionary opera- 
tions ought to be occupied by the Church immediately. Since the 14th of 
July I have been in charge of St. Mark's Church, La Salle, and have officia- 
ted there once each Lord's day. 



Polo., Trinity. _ . _ The Rev. D. W. Dresser. 

Church Warden— J. R. Phelps. 

Families, 23 ; Individuals not thus included, 20; Total of Souls, 100. 

Marriages, 1. Burials, 2. 

Communicants — Received, 2 ; Removed, 2 ; Present Number, 23. 

Sunday School— Teachers : Male, 2 ; Female, 7 ; Total, 9. 

Scholars: Male, 24; Female, la; Total, 42. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times : Sundays, (Lay Service) 
38 ; Other Days, 12. 

Holy Communion — Number Times : Public, 1. 

Alms— Whole Amount, $2.00. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund : Amount Assessed, $23.00. Parish Pur- 
poses, $2-50.00. 

Since last Convention this Parish remained without any clerical super- 
vision whatever, until April last. Since that time it has been under the charge 
of the Rev. D. W. Dresser, of Dixon, who holds Service and preaches Thurs- 
day evenings. 

On Advent Sunday we opened our Church for Lay Service, which has 
been continued without interruption. At the same time re-opened our Sun- 
day School. 

Of the $250 raised for Parish purposes, $150 was appropriated to pay the 
balance on our organ, $50 to the Sunday School, and the remaining $50 is 
on hand. 

In January last we organized a "Parish Aid Society," each member 
paying five cents per week. Thus far it has worked well, amounting to eleven 
dollars per month. A meeting is held on the first AVednesdaj' evening of each 
month, when its business is transacted, and its money appropriated to such 
objects as the Society may direct. 

J. R. PHELPS, Warden. 



106 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 

Princeton, Redeemer. . . . The Rev. F. B. Nash. 

Church Wardens — Wm. Bacon, Thomas M. Woodruff. 

Families, 23 ; Individuals not thus included, 3 ; Total of Souls, 50. 
Marriages, 3. Burials, 1. 
Communicants — Present Number, 23. 

Sunday School — Teachers : Male, 1 ; Female, 4 ; Total, 5. 
Scholars : Male, 6 ; Female, 14 ; Total, 20. 
Public Catechetical Instruction — Number Times, 1. 
Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times : Sundays, 47. 
Holy Communion — Number Times : Public, 5. 
Alms— Whole Amount, $17.58. 
Contributions — Missions : Domestic, $8.00. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund: Amount Assessed, $23.00; Amount Paid, 
$23.00 ; Parish Purposes, $950.00. 

The Parish has the services of the Rev. F. B. Nash, (whose residence is 
at Tiskilwa,) once on each Sunday ; is using all its energies to finish a 
Church edifice, which was commenced last year. 

WILLIAM BACON, Senior Warden. 



Providence, Zion. _ . . The Rev. F. B. Nash. 

This Parish has practically given up its distinct organization. There 
are about twenty Communicants still in the neighborhood. They are so 
much scattered, that it seems in a measure impossible to get them to work 
together in an efficient Cliurch organization. Some of them are frequent 
attendants at the Church in Tiskilwa. 



Quinci/, St. Johns. - - The Rev. Sidney Corhett. 

Church Wardens — Francis C. Moore, H. A. Williamson. 

Baptisms — Infants, 14; Adults, 1 ; Total, 15. Marriages, 2. Burials, 5. 

Communicants — Present Number, 1G3. 

Sunday School— Teachers: Male, 12; Female, 19; Total, 31. 

Scholars: Total, 140. 
Public Catechetical Instruction — Number Times, 35. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times : Sundays, 44 ; Other 
Days, 24. 



1867.] of the Diocese of Illinois. 107 



Holy Communion — Number Times: Public, 12. 

Contributions — Missions: Diocesan, $291.71. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund: Amount Assessed, $163.00; Amount 
Paid, $163.00 ; Parish Purposes, $815.00. Otber Church Offerings— Buil- 
ding Purposes, $9,900.00, (less Amount reported last year.) 

Rev. Sidney Corbett, Rector of the Parish, has been absent in Europe 
since February last, seeking to regain his health. He expects to sail on the 
return trip on the 29th August. Since his departure we have been, for a 
portion of the time, dependent upon Lay Reading, and for the remainder 
have had the services of Rev. J. W. Clarke and Rev. Jonas Greene, the latter 
being still in charge of the Parish. The absence of the Rector, and the lack 
of any record of the particulars, concerning which information is desired, 
(Baptisms, Marriages and Burials excepted.) will account for the meagerness 
of the Report. FRANCIS C. MOORE, Senior Warden. 



Robins Nest, Christ. - - The Rev. Samuel Chase. 

Church Wardens — John Moss, Joseph Mayo. 

Families, 20 ; Individuals not thus included, 65 ; Total of Souls, 165. 

Baptisms — Infants, 3 ; Total, 8. Confirmed, 13. Burials, 2. 

Communicants — Admitted, 13 ; Received, 5 : Removed, 5 ; Died, 3 ; 
Present Number, 79. 

Sunday School — Teachers : Male, 2 ; Female, 5 : Total, 7. 
Scholars : Total, 48. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times : Sundays, 204 ; Other 
Days, 12. 

Holy Communion — Number Times : Public, 12. 

Alms— Whole Amount, $19.68. 

Contributions — Missions: Diocesan, $26.00. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund : Amount Paid, $39.05; Parish Purposes, 
$300.00 ; Other Church Offerings, $37.00. 



RocJcford, Emmanuel. - - The Rev. J. E. Walton. 

Having had charge of this Parish only since the first Sunday in August, 
and finding no intelligible record for the past year, I find it impossible to 
give a Statistical Report of the Parish during that time, further than that the 
number of Communicants is sixty-seven. I am happy, however, to state 
that I find the Church in a very flourishing condition. Attendance on Divine 
Worship is large ; the Church is full, and from present indications we shall 
soon be obliged either to enlarge our edifice or re-build. Our prospects are 
very hopeful, and the future is full of promise. 



108 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 

Salem, St. Thomas'. - The Rev. John Wesley Osborne. 

Church Wardens— Robert H. Whittaker, J. W. Merritt. 

Families, 3; Individuals not thus included, 40; Total of Souls, 68. 

Burials, 1. 

Communicants— Received, 2 ; Removed, 3 ; Died, 1 ; Present Num- 
ber, 5. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times : Sundays, 8 ; Other 
Days, 1. 

Holy Communion — Number Times; Public, 4; Private, 1. 

Alms— Whole Amount, $4.25. 

Contributions — Missions: Diocesan, $5.00 ; Domestic, $4.25. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund: Amount Assessed, $8.00; Amount 
Paid, $8.00. 

Our greatest difSculty is in getting a place to worship in. If we had a 
Church building of our own, the Congregation would be large, and the 
Service well supported. 



Springfield, St. Paul's. - The Rev. Wm. F. B. Jackson. 

Church Wardens — S. H. Treat, Antrim Campbell. 

Families, 75 ; Individuals not thus included, 400; Total of Souls, 600. 

Baptisms— Infants, 23; Adults, 1; Total, 24. Contirmed, 9. Mar- 
riages, 9. Burials, 7. 

Communicants — Admitted, 9 ; Received, 12 ; Removed, 5 ; Died, 2 ; 
Present Number, 169. 

Public Catechetical Instruction — Number Times, 14. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times : Sundays, 104 ; Other 
Days, 31. 

Holy Communion — Number Times : Public, 16; Private, 2. 

Alms— Whole Amount, $170.27. 

Contributions — Missions: Diocesan, $226.80. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund : Amount Assessed, $155.00 ; Amount 
Paid, ,$155.00; Parish Purposes, $11,425.87; Other Church Oiferings, 
$226.59. 

The Rector is glad to report the Parish in a flourishing condition, 
though laboring under a debt incurred by the recent enlargement of the 
Church edifice. Had it not been for this debt, the contributions for Diocesan 
purposes would have been much larger. The influence of the Church is 
being felt throughout the community, and many who have hitherto been 
strangers to her ways, are asking for the "old paths." 



1867.] of the Diocese of Illinois. 109 

Under the head of "Other Church Oiferings," may be placed, $125.00 
for Jubilee College ; $330.44 for Sunday School purposes ; $267.25 for 
Sufferers in the South ; $313.80 contributed at the meetings of the "Parish 
Aid Society," and which has been devoted to the purposes of laying out 
and keeping in order the grounds about the Church and Rectory; $184.10 
to the Endowment Fund, $155.00 of which was taken to pay the Parish 
Assessment. 



Sterling, Grrace. _ _ - The Rev. John Gierlow. 

Church Wardens — Gabriel Davis, Lorenzo Hapgood. 

Families, 46; Individuals not thus included, 8 ; Total of Souls, 170. 

Baptisms — Infants, 4; Adults, 9 ; Total, 13. Confirmed, 11. Marriages, 2. 
Burials, 5. 

Communicants — Admitted, 7 ; Received, 4 ; Removed, 6 ; Present Num- 
ber, 45. 

Sunday School — Teachers: Male, 2; Female, 6; Total, 8. 

Scholars : Male, 30 ; Female, 40 ; Total, 70. 

Public Catechetical Instruction — Number Times, 12. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times : Sundays, 57 ; Other 
Days, 22. 

Holy Communion — Number Times : Public, 12. 

Alms— Whole Amount, $53.00. 

Contributions — Missions: Diocesan, $16.00. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund : Amount Assessed, $40.00 ; Amount Paid, 
$40.00; Parish Purposes, $187.00; Other Church Offerings, $86.00. 

With gratitude to the Great Head of the Church, I cannot but express 
my sincere thankfulness for the spiritual improvement which has been evi- 
denced in this portion of the Lord's vineyard. We have, what may properly 
be regarded as tokens of the Holy Spirit's presence, good and attentive Con- 
gregations. We have a beautiful and substantial Church edifice, with a debt 
hanging over it, it is true, but with fair prospects of being speedily relieved. 
I believe that during the last year the Services of the Church have made their 
impress upon the community generally with wholesome effect. 



Sycamore, St. Peter s. - The Rev. Geo. F. Cushmmi, T>. D. 

Church Warden — Isaac Johnson. 

Families, 36 ; Individuals not thus included, 23 ; Total of Souls, 140 
Baptisms — Infants, 16; Adults, 2; Total, 18. Confirmed, 15. Mar- 
riages, 2. Burials, 3. 



110 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 

Communicants — Admitted, 9; Received, 7; Removed, 10; Died, 1- 
Present Number, 35. 

Sunday School— Teachers : Male, 2 ; Female, 8 ; Total, 10. 
Scholars : Male, 26 ; Female, 23 ; Total, 49. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times: Sundays, 101; Other 
Days, 26. 

Holy Communion — Number Times: Public, 13. 

Alms— Whole Amount, $81.45. 

Contributions — Missions: Diocesan, $6.00. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund: Amount Assessed, $30.00; Amount 
Paid, $30.00 ; Parish Purposes, $13.67. 

The repairs and improvements alluded to in the last Report of this Parish 
have been completed at an expense of about $1,700.00, of which $350.00 
remains as a debt. The Church has been greatly improved ; the ceiling 
plastered ; a number of pews, a new gallei'y and vestry room added. The 
Church has been painted within and without, a handsome organ procured, 
and the Church is now chaste and beautiful, and a credit to the congregation. 
At present its principal defect is want of room. 

The Church Social, to which the Parish is so lai'gely indebted, is still in 
vigorous operation. During the year it has quietly raised the sum of $481.00. 

The children are regularly catechized in the Sunday School in addition 
to other instructions, and thus far the Rector has never failed to be present 
during all the exercises of the school. 

In connection with St. Peter's, Service is held every Sunday afternoon at 
DeKalb, and if they can be continued^ there is good prospect of establishing 
a Parish in that growing town. 

The sums reported for Parish purposes are exclusive of the Rector's 
salary, and of the liberal Christmas gift which he desires gratefully to 
acknowledge. 



Tishilwa, St. Judes. - - The Rev. F. B. Nash. 

Church Wardens — Henry A. Smith, Oliver Milling. 

Families, 30 ; Individuals not thus included, 10 ; Total of Souls, 175. 

Baptisms — Infants, 5 ; Adults, 1 ; Total, 6. Marriages, 2. Burials, 2. 

Communicants — Received, 3 ; Removed, 2 ; Died, 1 ; Present Num- 
ber, 60. 

Sunday School— Teachers : Male, 4 ; Female, 6 ; Total, 10. 

Scholars: Male, 20 ; Female, 40; Total, 60. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times: Sundays, 68; Other 
Days, 3. 

Holy Communion — Number Times : Public, 6 ; Private, 1. 

Alms— Whole Amount, $18.00. 



1867.] of the Diocese of Illinois. Ill 

Contributions — Missions : Domestic, $10.00. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund : Amount Assessed, $50.00 ; Amount Paid, 
$50.00. Parish Purposes, $900.00. 

The Church in Tiskilwa is seemingly in a prosperous condiHon. "We are 
steadily progressing in paying off our Church debt. When that is done, this 
Parish will probably be nearly if not quite able to sustain itself. 



Utica, St. George. - - Tlie Rev. Wm. J. Pigott. 

Church Warden — Charles S. Ringold. 

Families, 14 ; Individuals not thus included, 6 ; Total of Souls, 56. 

Burials, 2. 

Communicants — Admitted, 6; Present Number, 6. 

Sunday School — Teachers : Male, 2 ; Female, 5 ; Total, 7. 

Scholars : Male, 22 ; Female, 24 ; Total, 46. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times : Sundays, 13 ; Other 
Days, 17. 

Holy Communion — Number Times : Public, 2. 

Alms— Whole Amount, $9.88. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund: Amount Assessed, $14.00; Amount 
Paid, $3.00; Parish Purposes, $99.60; Other Church Offerings, $64.80. 

On my taking charge of this Parish, it was ascertained that since the 
ministrations of Rev. C. P. Clark, of Ottawa, no Services have been held. 
This fully accounts for its feeble character. Since I have taken charge, the 
Services have been well maintained. The Sunday School, recently organ- 
ized, is strong and flourishing. I purpose now to give regular Services 
every other Sunday, and devoting the intervening Lord's day to Seneca and 
Marseilles. 



Warsaiv, St. PauVs. - - The Rev. Wm. M. Reynolds. 

Church Wardens — Abraham Chittenden, Pierre A. Barker. 

Families, 30; Individuals not thus included, 25; Total of Souls, 155. 
Baptisms — Infants, 8; Adults, 3; Total, 11. Marriages, 3. Burials, 1. 
Communicants — Admitted, 2 ; Received, 4 ; Present Number, 24. 
Sunday School — Teachers: Male, 4 ; Female, 6 ; Total, 10. 

Scholars : Male, 25 ; Female, 80 ; Total, 55. 
Public Catechetical Instruction — Number Times, 9. Catechumens, 25. 



112 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times : Sundays, 92 ; Other 
Days, 45. 

Holy Communion — Number Times: Public 13. 

Alms — Whole Amount, $47.01. 

Contributions — Missions: Diocesan, $47.00. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund : Amount Assessed, $2-3.00 ; Amount Paid, 
$25.00; Aged and Infirm Clergymen, $1.50; Parish Purposes, $675.00; 
Other Church Offerings, $28.00. 

The ladies of the Church have been very active and energetic during the 
past year, in raising funds for various purposes, especially for a Rectory. 
That they will, with God's blessing, ultimately succeed in this enterprise, so 
important to the welfare of the Parish, admits of no doubt. Several inter- 
esting persons are awaiting an opportunity for Confirmation, and some have 
been added to the Communion of the Church. The Rector conducts the 
Sunday School and catechizes the scholars once a month. 



WauJceyan, Christ. - - The Rev. Richard F. Sweet. 

Church Wardens — William Besley, Chas. R. Steele. 

Families, 84 ; Individuals not thus included, 19 ; Total of Souls, 364. 

Baptisms — Infants, 16; Adults, 1 ; Total 17. Confirmed, 10. Marriages, 4. 
Burials, 5. 

Communicants — Admitted, 10; Received, 12; Removed, 9; Died, 1; 
Present Number, 102. 

Sunday School — -Teachers: Male, 5; Female, 11; Total, 16. 

Scholars : Male, 55 ; Female, 74 ; Total, 129. 

Public Catechetical Instructioji — ^Number Times, 4. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times : Sundays, 93 ; Other 
Days, 67. 

Holy Communion — Number Times : Public, 16. 

Alms — Whole Amount, $175.25. 

Contributions — Missions: Diocesan, $209.98; Domestic, $32.37; For- 
eign, $25.00. 

Assessments— Diocesan Fund : Amount Assessed, $89.00 ; Amount 
Paid, $89.00 ; Aged and Infirm Clergymen, $6.25 ; *Parish Purposes, 
$2,372.85 : fOther Church Offerings, $154.75. 

* Including ami)unt paid toward purchase of Rectorj', and repairs on same ; repairs on 
Church building, Suudiiy Schuol and Parish Library, etc. 

t Including: Poor, $11.50; Nebraska. S30.00 ; Na^^hota, 138.00; Protestant Episcopal 
Freedmeu's Aid Society, $17.00 ; Endowment Fund, $26.00; Minnesota Mission School, f 2d.tJ0, etc. 



1867.] of the Diocese of Illinois. 113 

The growth of the Parish is retarded by the pressing want of increased 
Church accommodation. Many more families could have been reported could 
we have afforded them seats. This is a matter which claims the serious and 
prompt consideration of the Vestry and Congregation. Very much to his 
regret, the Rector has been unable to induce any action in the matter. The 
Rector has held two Mission Services on the Lord's day, in a Methodist Chapel 
in the town of Lake Forest, kindly loaned us for the occasion ; also, one 
Service in the village of Libertyville. After Convention I intend to hold 
regular Services at each of these places on one Sunday in the month, and 
also one Service a month in the town of Avon. These Services are entirely 
gratuitous, and are held with a view not only of present good, but with the 
hope of preparing the way for the Services of a settled Missionary in the 
county. 



Wilmington, Redeemer. - - The Rev. 'James W. Coe. 

Church Wardens— C. W. Putnam, M. D., M. S. Hall. 

Families, 37 ; Individuals not thus included, 20; Total of Souls, 180. 

Baptisms — Infants, 6; Adults, 1; Total, 7. Marriages, 1. Burials, 8, 

Communicants — Received, 4 ; Removed, 2 ; Present Number, 36. 

Sunday School— Teachers : Male, 2 ; Female, 6 ; Total, 8. 

Scholars: Male, 31 ; Female, 43 ; Total, 74. 

Public Catechetical Instruction — Number Times, 6. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times: Sundays, 98; Other 
Days, 14. 

Holy Communion— Number Times: Public, 13; Private,!. 

Alms — AVhole Amount, (Included below.) 

Contributions — Missions: Diocesan, $lo.7o. 

Assessments — Diocesan Fund: Amount Assessed, $34.00 ; Amount Paid, 
$34.00; Parish Purposes, $3,27-5.00; Other Church Offerings, $154.60. 

This Parish has for several months past been held in check through 
lack of Church accommodations. This hindrance, I am happy to say, is 
about to be obviated by the erection of a new, tasty and churchly edifice, of 
sufficient dimensions to seat at least three hundred persons. The basement 
walls are already up, and the superstructure, it is expected, will be com- 
pleted before winter. 

The Sunday School, also, is in a very flourishing state. The amount of 
money raised for Parish purposes is for Church building and payments on 
Parsonage. 

Permit me here to acknowledge my obligations to Rev. E. DeWolf, for his 
kind assistance in Church Services and Sunday School. 

I have held Church Service this Summer, once a month on Sunday after- 
noons, at the Braidwood Coal Mines, about five miles from Wilmington. 



114 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 

El Paso, St. PauVs. - - The Rev. W. M. Steel. 

Families, 15; Individuals not thus included, 2; Total of Souls, 62. 
Baptisms— Infants, 12; Adults, 3; Total, 15. Confirmed, 5. 
Communicants — Admitted, 5; Present Number, 18. 

Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times : Sundays, 28 ; Other 
Days, 1. 

Holy Communion — Number Times : Public, 3. 



Spring dlission. . - . The Rev. John A. Fitch. 

Families, 26; Total of Souls, 130. 
Baptisms — Infants, 14 ; Total, 14. 
Celebration of Divine Service — Number Times : Sundays, 29. 

I have assisted the Rev. Mr. Cooper a few times. 

The attendance is irregular. Individuals from Shattuck's Grove fre- 
quently attend. There are about fifteen families that I call upon and leave 
Tracts and the Carrier Dove with, who have not as yet attended our Services, 
but I hope that most of them will. We have no Sunday School. I had pur- 
chased various Catechisms to accommodate the diflFerent classes, and obtained 
some Sunday School books, but circumstances beyond my control prevented 
the accomplishment of my wishes. To remedy or suj)ply this great need, in 
part, I distribute Catechisms, Sunday School Books, and the Carrier Dove. 
For the benefit of adults I distribute Books, the Spirit of Missions and Tracts. 
I have, during the year, made about four hundred calls and visits. 



To the Rt. Rev. H. J. Whitehouse, D. D. : 

I have been engaged during the present Conventional year in academic 
duties at .Jubilee College. My clerical services have consisted in aiding Dr. 
Chase in maintaining daily Service in the Chapel and preaching on Sundays. 

THOS. N. BENEDICT. 



Peoria, Aug. 14, 1867. 
To BisJiojj VThitelioiise. 

Right Rev. Father in God : — Last year, some time previous to the 
meeting of the Diocesan Convention, I wrote to you from England a report 
of what few Services I had been privileged to perform during an absence, by 
your kind permission and advice, from my field of labor. 



1867.] of the Diocese of Illinois. 115 

I returned about the middle of last October and officiated in each 
of the Parishes of Christ, Limestone Prairie, and Calvary, Farming-ton, 
two Sundays. Finding, however, that my strength was not equal to the 
requisite labor, and having received an invitation from the Pastor and Vestry 
of St. Paul's Church, Peoria, to take charge of a movement in that city for 
the extension of the Services of the Church, I accepted, and commenced work 
the latter end of November. 

I herewith present a statement of the Services held and their results : 

Since the end of November I have officiated twice each Lord's day, with 
the exception of once when I was ill, and three or four other days when I 
was absent and officiated in other places ; then Prayer and a Sermon were 
read by our lay reader, Mr. Samuel Wilkinson. 

During Lent we had a Service and sermon or address on each Wednesday 
and Friday, and every day during Passion Week. 

The Holy Communion has been administered monthly. The first time 
there were twenty-one recipients, the last time thirty-one. Ten candidates 
for Confirmation have received the laying on of hands. One adult and two 
infants have been Baptised. I have attended three Funerals. 

Through the kind gifts and exertions of members of the Congregation, 
we are in possession of a very neat Communion Service, alms basins and 
linen for the Altar Service, which give a character of permanency to our 
effort, and home-likeness to our hired house. But we look forward to the 
time when, by God's kind blessing, we shall be able to build a house to His 
glory. 

Asking your prayers and fostering regard. Right Rev. Father, 

I subscribe myself, faithfully and affectionately, 

Your servant in Christ, 

JOHN BENSON. 



To the Rt. Rev. Henry J. Whitehouse, LL. D., D. D. Oxon. 

My Dear Bishop: — During the past year, ending July 15th, I have 
officiated as the Rector of Emmanuel Church, Rockford. The present Rector 
will furnish the Report of the Parish, as I left the statistics fully explained 
in the Parish Register. Your faithful Presbyter, 

S. B. DUFFIELD. 



Wood's Hole, Mass., Aug. 14, 1867. 

To the Rt. Rev. Henry J. Whitehouse, D. D., LL. D. : 

During most of the time since the last Diocesan Convention, I have been 
traveling in foreign countries, and have officiated, either by reading the 



116 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 

Service or preacliing, or both, in Englisli and American Cliurches or Chapels 
in the following places, viz: Paris, Chantilly and Marseilles, in France; 
Cairo, in Egypt ; Jerusalem and Beyrout, in Syria ; Constantinople, in 
Turkey ; Athens, in Greece ; Rome and Florence, in Italy ; Vienna, in 
Austria, and Hague, in Holland. I also officiated on a French steamship on 
the Mediterranean Sea, and on an English steamship on the Atlantic, in 
returning from England to America. 

In the month of June I assisted Rev. Dr. Lyman at the Anglo-American 
Chapel, Paris, near the Exposition Building, on the first time that he officia- 
ted there as one of the appointed Chaplains. 

Before leaving America I resigned St. John's Parish, Kewanee, and as 
thirty-five persons had, not long before, been presented for Confirmation, I 
had the gratification of resigning it in a prosperous and greatly enlarged 
membership, and an increased attendance upon its Services. 

Very resi^ectfully, 

BENJ. R. GIFFORD. 



Chicago, 111, Aug. 21, 1867. 
To the Rt. Rev. Ilenry J. Whilchoiisc, D. D., BisJwj) of the Diocese of Illinois. 

Rt. Rev. and Dear Sir : — Not having been regularly connected with 
any Parish in this Diocese during the last year, I hereby submit a report of 
occasional Services performed by me during that period : 

Number of Services, 71 ; Baptisms, 3 ; Marriages, 2 ; Burials, 2. Holy 
Communion — Number of times administered, 8. 

Respectfully yours, 

JONAS GREENE. 



No. 355J Bowery, New York, 
August, 15, 1867. 

To the Rt. Rev. Ilenry J. Whitehouse, D. D., Bishop of the Diocese of Illinois. 

Rt. Rev. and Dear Sir: — During the Conventional year of 1866-7 1 
have resided in the city of New York, where I have administered the Holy 
Communion in the Church of the Reconciliation, once ; preached in the Church 
of All-Angels four times, and attended one Funeral. When I have preached, 
the Prayers of the Church have been read by another person, for I do not 
feel able to perform the whole of the Sunday Service at any one time. 

Respectfully, your obedient servant, 

ASA GRISWOLD. 



1867.] of the Diocese of Illinois. 117 

loxiA, Mich., Aug. 8, 1867. 

Rt. Rev. H. J. Whitehouse, D. D., LL. D., Bishop of Illinois: 

The undersigned, since his resignation of the Rectorship of St. Paul's, 
Alton, has spent nearly the whole of his time within the Diocese of Michigan, 
and, under the sanction of the Right Reverend the Bishop, has been in active 
service most of the time. 

Very Respectfully, 

J. W. McCULLOUGH. 



To the Rt. Rev. Henry J. Whitehouse, D. D., Bishop of the Diocese of Illinois : 

The undersigned respectfully reports that during the past Conventional 
year he has been closely engaged in his duties as Rector of Immanuel Hall, 
but has ofiBciated repeatedly on Sundays in St. Mark's Church, Evanston, 
and the Church of the Holy Communion, Chicago. At Immanuel Hall he 
has Baptised five students, and a class is ready for Confirmation. He would 
report twenty-five Sunday Scholars and five Communicants, as belonging to 
the Hall ; and here records his wish that this institution may become the 
property of the Diocese or the Church at large, as soon as practicable, by 
purchase, on the most reasonable terms. 

ROSWELL PARK. 

August 2\, 18G7. 



Galva, Henry Co., HI., Aug. 21, 1867. 

To the Rt. Rev. H. J. Whitehouse, D. D., LL. D., cJT. 

Rt. Rev. and Dear Sir : — I arrived in Galva with my family on the 2d 
inst., and have held Service in a hall, rented by the Episcopalians, every 
Sunday since. I also held Service and preached in Union Hall on Friday 
evening, the 9th inst. 

Respectfully yours, &c., 

J. A. RUSSELL. 



RocKFORD, July 31, 1867. 

To the Rt. Rev. H. J. Whitehouse, D. D., Bishop of the Diocese of Illinois. 

For the present Conventional year I would report as follows : 

Up to November 16th last, I was, as for years past, proprietor, &c., of 

the American Churchman. At that time, owing to ill health, I sold the paper 

and came to Rockford, where I have been residing since. 



118 Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 

I have, while here, generally assisted the late Rector in the Services. A 
full report of my official acts in this Parish will, I presume, appear in the 
proper Report from the same. 

Faithfully and affectionately yours, 

THOS. SMITH. 



Winnebago, Aug. 21, 1867, 
To the Rt. Rev. Henry J. Whitehouse, D. D. : 

I would report for the past year as follows : 
Held Service on Sundays, 80 times. 

" " Week Days, 60 times. 

Celebrated the Communion, 9 times. 
Baptized — Infants, 3. 
Adults, 12. 
OfiBciated at Marriages, 7 times. 
" Funerals, 9 " 



Presented for Confirmation, 15. 



Truly yours, 

S. R. WELDON. 



PiTTSFIELD, 111., Aug. 1, 1867. 



Rt. Rev. H. J. Whitehouse. 



Dear Sir : — It is my misfortune, I hope not my fault, that I have so little 
to report. I visit Detroit every fourth Sunday. It is in this county and 
about seven miles from Pittsfield. A few Church families, mostly English, 
are thereabout. They hold some irregular association with the Methodists, 
but have not lost all attachment to the Mother Church. My Service there 
has been the first in the place. It is received with pleasure, and there is 
some hope that good will result from introducing our Liturgy there, even 
beyond the Church people. 

I am, very respectfully, yours, &c., 

J. T. WORTHINGTON. 



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I have, while here, generally assisted the late Eector in the Services. A 
full report of my official acts in this Parish will, I presume, appear in the 
proper Report from the sam«. 

Faithfully and affectionately yours, 

THOS. SMITH. 



Winnebago, Aug. 21, 1867. 
To the Rt. Rev. Henry J. Whitehouse, D. D. : 

I would report for the past year as follows : 
Held Service on Sundays, 80 times. 

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Truly yours, 

S. R. WELDON. 



PiTTSFIELD, 111., Aug. 1, 1867. 



Rt. Rev. H. J. Whitehouse. 



Dear Sir : — It is my misfortune, I hope not my fault, that I have so little 
to report. I visit Detroit every fourth Sunday. It is in this county and 
about seven miles from Pittsfield. A few Church families, mostly English, 
are thereabout. They hold some irregular association with the Methodists, 
but have not lost all attachment to the Mother Church. My Service there 
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I am, very respectfully, yours, &c., 

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REPORT 



TRUSTEES OF ST. LUKE'S HOSPITAL, 

From Sept. 1st, 1866, to Sept. 1st, 1867. 



Right Reverend and Dear Sir : — In accordance with our Constitu- 
tion, it becomes our duty once more to report to you tlie state of tlie Institu- 
tion under our charge. The year has been, with us, one of steady prosperity 
and regular, faithful work. We have not enlarged the sphere of our opera- 
tions, for circumstances have not seemed to warrant it, but we have done all 
the good that our limited accommodations permitted. We still occupy the 
same building, under a higher rent, however, and with many very great in- 
conveniences, and we daily feel the need of a building of our own, where we 
could feel that our tenure was not so precarious, and our plan more likely 
to endure. We have hopes that the Churchmen of Chicago will rally around 
us for the erection of such a building, absolutely necessary for the perma- 
nency of the Hospital. We have not yet made any effort in that direction, but 
we hope to do so before long, and in that we doubt not of your hearty co- 
operation, for our work is the only work of charity in which all the Churches 
of your chief city are united ; and, we will venture to say, no work has done 
more to bring forward the Church as the minister to the suffering, a title 
that has been her glory and her pride from the most ancient times. We 
have sixteen beds, (on an emergency, seventeen,) all free, and all constantly 
filled, generally by the more respectable of the poor, who shrink from the 
indisci'iminate mixture of the City Hospital, and yet are unable to furnish 
the means for private tr.eatment. The Chaplain daily visits the Institution, 
and he reports sis Baptisms, three Funerals and two private Communions. 
Service is held on Sundays, and every effort is made to induce the patients 
to improve their sickness for the good of their souls. Ladies, connected with 
the different Churches, constantly visit the Hospital, and watch over the 
welfare of its inmates, and the faithful Matron, Miss Miles, merits our 
warm thanks. Dr. John Owens still gratuitously performs all the medical 



120 



Thirtieth Annual Convention [August, 



and surgical duties of the house, and his skill and attention call for our 
admiration and our gratitude. We subjoin a statement of our financial 
condition, and of the number of patients, etc., during the year: 

Receipts from Sept. 1, 186G, to Sept. 1, 1867, $5,913 58 

Expenses " " " " " 5,277.64 

Balance on hand Sept. 1, 1867, $635.94 

This money has been contributed by the different Churches, for the most 
part, $1,600 of it being the fruits of an entertainment given by some friends. 
Many persons, however, not of the Church, have given liberally, and to these 
cash donations must be added a large quantity of fuel, provisions, house- 
keeping articles, a detailed account of which will be found in our annual 
printed Report. The following is the Report of the patients : 

Number of Admissions from Aug. 15, 1866, to Aug. 15, 1867, 153 

Discharged, 130 

Cured, 99 

Improved, 22 

Incurable, 9 

Deaths, 8 

Inmates during the year, including Infants, 160 

Largest number treated in a month, 29 

Smallest " " " 22 



Of these there were Males, 

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Born in British Possessions, 19 

" England, 17 

" Ireland, 52 

" France, 2 

" Germany 7 

Their religious beliefs were : 

Baptist, 6 

Congregational, 2 

Dutch Reformed, 1 

Churchmen, 26 

Lutheran, 7 

None, 



Born in Norway, 1 

" Sweden, 2 

Scotland, 4 

United States, 48 

On the Ocean, 1 



Methodist, 15 

Presbyterian, 15 

Romanist, 57 

Si^iritualist, 1 

Unitarian, 2 

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CLINTON LOCKE, President. 
A. W. Snyder, Secretary Board of Trustees. 



1867.] of the Diocese of Illinois. 121 



INDEX. 



Bishop's Address — Read 28 

" " Committees Appointed thereon 28, 29 

" " Report of Committee on Marriage and Divorce 55 

" " " " " " Tlie Cathedral 56 

" " " " " " The Lambeth Conference 57 

" « '< " « " Vestries 58 

" " " " " " Rural Deans 59 

Board of Missions — Report of. 32 

" " " Resolutions thereon 40, 41 

" " " Election of 61 

Bonded Debt — Special Committee on 49 

" " Report of Special Committee on.. 62 

Canons — Proposed Amendments 25, 45 

Closing of Convention 63 

Constitution — Amendments Adopted 26 

Deputies to General Convention — Election of. 59, 60 

Endowment Fund — Annual Report 50 

" " Treasurer's Report 52 

" " Resolutions on foregoing 53 

" " Election of Committee 59 

Jubilee College — Report of Examination Committee 55 

" " Election of Trustee 61 

" " Examination Committee, Appointment of. 61 

" " Board of Education 61 

List — Of Clergy 7 

" " Parishes and Lay Delegates 11 

Officers of Diocese and Convention 3 

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122 



Thirtieth Annual Convention. [August. 



Opening Services of Convention — First Day 17 

" " " " Second Day 27 

" " '< " Third Day 49 

Organization 18-22 

Parochial Reports 73 

" " Summary of facing page 118 

Provincial System — Resolutions on 54 



Resolutions — Approving Call of Convention 22 

Admitting Canons of Cathedral to Seats in Convention 23 

Complimentary 24 

Of Privilege to Various Churches 23, 25, 26, 27, 60 

Of Board of Missions 40, 41 

On Printing 41, 60 

On Sunday Schools 46 

Authorizing Employment of Assistant Treasurer 47 

On Bonded Debt 49, 62 

On Endowment Fund 53 

On Provincial System 54 

On Marriage and Divorce 56 

On Cathedral 56 

On Lambeth Conference 58, 59 

On Vestries 28,58 

On Rural Deans 59 

Appropriation to Sexton 60 

Of Thanks to Bishop 60 

" " " Church Families of Chicago 60 

" " " Railroads 62 

Rules of Order 14 



St. Luke's Hospital — Report of 119 

Secretary of Convention — Election of. 23 

" " " Assistant, Appointment of. 23 

Special Committees — Appointment of 24 

Standing Committee — Report of 29 

" " Election of 47,48 

Sunday School Committee — Report of 42 

" " " Resolutions thereon 46 



Treasurer of Convention — Election of. 23 

" " " Report read 46 

" " Report 64 

" " " Table — Receipts, Expenditures. ..facing page 72 

Trustees of Diocese — Election of 61 



SIXTEENTH 



ANNUAL ADDRESS 



HENRY JOHN WHITEHOUSE, D. D., LL. D., 
D. D. OXON. 



BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE OF ILLINOIS, 



1867. 



PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE CONVENTION 



EPISCOPAL ADDRESS. 



Brethren of the Clergy and Laity of this Convention 
AND of the Diocese : 

The difference is very marked between the active 
succession of " the outward business of the House of 
God," [N'eh. xi : 16,) as the Bishop fulfills it, and the 
dull record of the same in the annual address. It has 
been prosecuted with vigor and hope. In each parish, 
and along the journey leading to it, incidents were 
constantly springing up, exciting to mind and heart. 
The busy hours teem with matters of external regula- 
tion, intercourse of religious friendship, and the quick 
recurring ministration of the sanctuary. Llere and 
there, at least, impulses are imparted and returned, 
which are warm with the consciousness of good in- 
fluence, useful guidance and awakening appeal. 

But when the hour comes to sum up this living 
business, so manifold and wide — to chronicle the suc- 
cession of these journeys and acts which have been 
coruscant with the ideal — the beauty and the energy 
seem alike departed, and the naked record lies with 
only the individual memory or chidings of its departed 



life. The dry notation of them is like exhuming the 
dead for examination under a kind of suspicion of 
wrong or negligent doing. The work may have been 
done with prodigal exertion ; but, as consecutive or 
developing for the workman's observation or thrift, it is 
squandered. It is all cast into the parochial life and 
sympathy of others, and absorbed in the natural current 
of their familiar associations. In the Pastor's life there 
is the succession of care, watchfulness and progress. 
One day succeeds another in the reiterated culture, and 
in a return of some kind to uphold and quicken the 
continuity of activity and feeling, as in the orange 
groves of the Southern clime, where blossoms and fruit 
are at the same time, among the leaves of unfading 
green, — the fragrance of promise, and the refreshment of 
success together. But for the Bishop there is no watch 
for development, no waiting for the ripening fruit, no 
cheering consciousness of individual influence lodged 
and trained and matured iu'the individual soul. As I 
have seen the mail bag flung from the unchecked train, 
with the mingled import for business, loves and sorrows 
in its leathern bosom, to circulate and go down into that 
village life without a thought of the watchful hand that 
delivered it ; so does the chief pastor, in the " foolish- 
ness " of his office, " scatter his gifts," as j)i'ecious, at 
least, as he had to give, and find, at the year's end, the 
detail summed in a few lines of his diary, and he who 



has had the oversight of the " outward business of 
the House of God," not without profound relation, in- 
deed, to the moral and spiritual, cannot stop to measure 
the reciprocating influences of familiar life, or leave his 
personal mark among the sanctuary and household 
affections, conflict and growths. 

Hence, too, it appears that there is a peculiar claim 
for purity and holiness in the Bishop, because of his 
relative seclusion from other modes of influence. 
Hence, too, comes the malign strength of the least 
aspersion of his character or sinister abatement of his 
ofi&cial reliability and strength. Hence become of far 
deeper import to him, tokens of public respect, rever- 
ence and confidence, from the notoriety of which as an 
individual he might unaffectedly shrink, but which, like 
winds on the great deep, keep his notoriety from moral 
stagnation and speed his acts on their onward course. 
He has little else to rely upon, under God, but the 
moral influence of his public character, and he must 
suffer or " fly in the tribulation " of an appointment 
which carries in all such characteristics as internal evi- 
dence of its divine original, while it bears along its 
uniform course the attest to the heart cry of the greatest 
and most experienced of our College, " We are made a 
spectacle unto the world, and to angels and to men." 

As almoner of the gifts of the Church, as one who 
must build, and nourish, and move aggressively, leader 



against the darkness of this world, and who must have 
somewhat adequate resources of men and money at his 
command, how can he get such resources, unless, in 
spontaneous confidence, the men and women of the 
Church will offer them ; unless they will bring their 
minds and hearts to appreciate the great needs of 
Diocesan headship, and their heads and hands to shape 
and conduct its Cathedral, educational and benevolent 
institutions ? How can he — a poor lone Bishop — achieve 
aught of real success in these grand confederate enter- 
prises ? You would not have the Bishop come with his 
subscription book to your stores and dwellings, a men- 
dicant for alms given without heart, and doles too slight 
to carry with them your anxiety of prayer. He must 
stand by his place of honor and trust, to plan, to admin- 
ister, and to unfold the object and the appeal ; but the 
Church must gather round him, as an acknowledged 
centre of moral power; and the means must be en- 
trusted to him as God's minister waiting upon this very 
thing. 

Thoughts, of which these are hints, are too familiar 
to my experience and anxieties to be very specially sug- 
gested by any peculiar incident. But, perhaps, I may 
have been more aware of the beggary of a record this 
year because its working area has been compressed by 
absence from the country into less than half its span, and 
that little abruptly curtailed of another month by the 



7 

antedating of its regular Convention. For this official 
act, possibly with a shade of technical irregularity, the 
reason has been given in the letter of its call. 

You have been all aware, that for the first time, in 
demonstrative unity, the Bishoias of the Anglican Com- 
munion are to collect at Lambeth Palace, memorable for 
the history of its walls and archiepis copal inmates ; but 
dear to us in its venerable Chapel, as the place where 
White and Provoost knelt on the 4th of February, 1787, 
on their consecration as American Bishops, founders of 
the line which numbers four score and five in its suc- 
cession, and half that number as its living fathers. 
Back to that hallowed spot, in faithful brotherhood, are 
we asked to come for counsel, and strength, and exhibi- 
tive fellowship. Proudly, as well as lovingly, may our 
Episcopal representatives go. For we have kept our 
ancestral Faith ; we have been loyal to Doctrine, Disci- 
pline and Worship ; we have sustained and spread them; 
in our national unity we have been true to our Catho- 
licity ; and are sure of a welcome and honor in our old 
homestead, even with its own grand expansion of heri- 
tage and sons. 

I have been there — how kindly greeted and signally 
honored ! I have been there at the auspicious delibera- 
tion which sanctioned this holy experiment, and have 
been permitted to vindicate its design and its hopes ! 
This was a larger share, far, than my just allotment, but 



from various sources, which it were vanity to catalogue, 
personal attendance has been urged upon me, as a 
bounden duty. As far as I could judge, my Diocese 
earnestly concurred in the conviction ; and the Standing 
Committee embodied the expression of the sentiment 
and the advice for the call of this body, in language 
perhaps only too welcome to my heart. But strictly 
have I restrained myself from inward desire, and even 
the rough hewing of a purpose. Full of confidence that 
the Blessed One has results from this Council, of pre- 
cious influence, on this hastening age of the Church, 
and in one sense, that failure is impossible, if the fact 
alone of the solemn brotherhood is engrossed on her 
record, — still have I trembled before the responsibility 
of a seat in the august circle, and the multiform hazards, 
in what may be tried, or done, or left undone. I have 
left myself, therefore, to drift passively on, so that I 
might be, as far as possible, sustained by the special 
disposal of God's Providence, and the resolution, by 
others more competent, of a seeming conflict of duties. 
Through the kindness of the venerable Presiding Bishop, 
I have been selected to preach the opening sermon; but, 
after accepting it, and with preparation for its fulfill- 
ment, I have felt assured that the honor far more appro- 
priately belongs to himself ; and that, in this conviction, 
my brethren, when we meet in London, will concur. I 
can only, therefore, beg the Convention to hold the 



9 

matter entirely at their disposal ; and assure them, that 
any hesitation on their part, would be conclusiA e with 
me, for receding from the so far anticipated absence. 

Taking the long time of my late tour as a standard, 
I might safely dismiss the apprehension of injury to my 
Diocese, and rather glory in a compensating state of 
peculiar harmony, vigor and progress. The scenes and 
incidents abroad, which surprised me in their occur- 
rence, and filled my soul with gratitude and love, have 
been quickening to you in your Churchly brotherhood 
and struggle. Consciously the heart of the Diocese has 
spread itself to the measure of a larger unity and more 
joyous fellowship. Its mind grasps with comprehension 
plans and hopes and realities of ideal grandeur, but still 
practical enough to invigorate the home work, and 
brighten our domestic duties. We feel, God be praised, 
that vii-tue is gone out from a higher source among us. 
The Journal of the last Convention beams in its resolu- 
tions, and far more than record can reflect, in the spirit 
that animated, and the works which have followed it, 
with the same harmony, largeness and diffusion. The 
dreary time of isolated and selfish congregationahsm 
seems past, and Diocesan work and sympathy are more 
honored in these claims, and are felt in parochial cheer- 
ing. My praise and yours will ascend as most bounden 
to the only Giver of all good things, but at the same 
time I have hearty thanks to render to you, for the co- 



10 

operative vigor which supplied my lack of service ; for 
your faithful support of discipline and considerate resto- 
ration of the disfranchised Church, on its expressed con- 
trition ; for the thorough report of the Special Commit- 
tee upon the inter-Diocesan relations between Ohio and 
Illinois, in the case of the Rev. J. W. Cracraft; for the 
unanimous resolution on Catholic Unity, and the affection- 
ate tributes to myself, (pp. 42-59,) which have been so 
signally demonstrated in Chicago and many parishes, 
since my return ; for the resolution to provide for the 
Bishop a suitable residence ; for the forethought which 
provided for the assembling of the Convention again, as 
an adjourned meeting, at my discretion ; and especially 
for the public appreciation of the services of the Bishop 
of. Iowa, and the Assistant Bishop of Indiana, performed 
at my request, during my absence ; and for which, as I 
have privately done, I here also publicly express my 
gratitude. In addition to these resolutions, so grateful 
in their sentiments, there are two, one of which was 
specially to encourage and mature my inchoate Cathe- 
dral plans, (p. 61,) and the other, to ehcit through the 
subject of rural Deanries, advisory system for district 
supervision of Missionary work, and the subordinate 
local co-operation of the Clergy and Laity, in the 
spiritual and temporal advance of the Church, (p. 23.) 
On each of these, in order, I will offer such response as 
a few paragraphs of a crowded address may allow, beg- 



11 

ging to reserve an attempt at adequate exposition for 
some special paper or occasion, as need ma}" rec|nire. 

CATHEDRAL SYSTEM. 

In the Providence of God I have been called in an 
honorable service to such exposition of the Cathedral 
system as could be compressed in a sermon even of 
intrusive length. By in^dtation froin the Most Reve- 
rend the Metropolitan of Canada, on the 18th of June, 
I preached at the consecration of the imposing and 
effective Cathedral, which has been finished in the city 
of Montreal. By the courtesy of the officers, that 
sermon has been published, and I shaU have the honor 
of putting a copy of it into the hands of each of my 
clergy. 

In this resolution, (p. 61,) the Bishop is requested, 
when b}" him deemed expedient, to enlarge and develop 
into actual practice those ideas which he may deem 
inherent to the well working of the system, and adapted 
to the exigencies of the Church in this country, and 
submit the same for action by this Body. 

The Cathedral sj^stem is itself inherent to the office 
of Bishop. The constitution, as well as the architec- 
tural form of the building, although, under definite prin- 
ciples, ecclesiastical and aesthetic, are capable of great 
discretionary variety. This is the same with the parish 
Church and its administration. In its simplest form, 
the Cathedral is the Bishop's Church, and as such, the 



12 

Church of the Diocese. It is the place for his minis- 
trations and influence as Chief Pastor, where he is the 
fixed centre, and aggregates such help for co-operative 
work as may be attainable. It should be free in its 
sittings, and adaptive in its Services to the local and 
general demand, providing in their frequency and char- 
acteristics, for higher and perhaps exceptional desires 
and needs. Its spirit must be diffusive. In some de- 
gree, it will recognize and embody all Diocesan necessi- 
ties and sympathies, so far as the same are involved in 
the headship, duties, influence, and moral power of the 
Bishop. As a central institution in a due organization, 
it will furnish him with instruments for his official work, 
in Church, clergy, lay-helpers, schools, ministerial train- 
ing, and eleemosynary institutions. Its influence should 
be felt permeating the whole Diocese, and itself and its 
work be a centre of interest, and a home of common 
sympathy, dignity, and affection. There are many 
reasons why the Cathedral system might at first be 
looked upon with doubt and suspicion ; some, peculiar 
to its mediaeval and hereditary workings ; and others, 
which it shares with the offices of the Priesthood and 
Bishop, the Liturgical Services, and the whole Church 
system, in its rightful claims. The consciousness of 
this, and the validity of some of the prejudice and 
caution, should induce patience, prudence, and humility, 
in all who seek practically to plant and develop it, as 



13 

the exponent and help of our Diocesan Episcopate. I 
am thoroughly convinced in my own mind. I believe 
the Cathedral system to be as real, practical, and endur- 
ing, as the office of Bishop itself. I deeply feel that 
the right conception and administration of that office 
cannot be divorced from its actuality without confusion, 
weakness, and cumulative loss. I am assured that the 
normal state of the headship will regulate functionally 
the whole body, infuse healthy vigor, and develop the 
freedom and scope of every member. But, for these 
issues, the mind of the Church must be instructed, and 
the heart of the Church be moved. Slowly and 
patiently must we all feel our way to its confidence, 
benefaction, and fellowship. 

Of what you see around you, humble, inadequate 
and undeveloped, the best to be said is, " I have done 
what I could," and have done it in quiet deference to the 
doubts, scruples, or prejudice of those interested with 
myself in the growth and order of our Diocesan Church. 
I have sustained it with firmness, because a place to 
preach and minister was essential to the conscientious 
discharge of my official responsibihty, which I could not 
forego, while God gave me strength, whatever might be 
the fate of it, after my decease. Beyond my expecta- 
tions, the whole plan has been successful. As a place 
of worship, it has been precious to hundreds; and many 
have crossed its threshold, to pray and hear from by- 



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places of strangerhood or poverty, who felt themselves 
excluded from the parochial Churches. Its dimensions 
are already too narrow, and this, when we have hardly 
begun to seek out and win the outlying hundreds, who 
stand apart from holy things, until visited and drawn 
by Christ's Missionary helpers. I think I may be bold 
to say, that the Cathedral Services have secured, in 
their uniform course, a large meed of approval from 
Christian taste and devotion. Although it w^ould be a 
sad personal disappointment, to suppose the work 
arrested and the foundation abandoned in the beginning, 
at once so auspicious and so limited ; still, for the rem- 
nant of my day, shall we hold on to our work of love, 
even if it drop silently into my grave. I thus speak, 
however, more to attest the consciousness of a present 
usefulness, won with the smallest means, and in the 
face of surrounding indifference, than in the apprehen- 
sion of such disastrous abandonment. Since my return 
a portion of the advance of organic arrangement has 
been effected, and the Dean and Chapter constituted 
with special " adaptation to the exigencies of the 
Church in this country." Retaining the clerical titles 
and offices common to the Anglican Cathedral, I have 
connected with them a body of lay Curators, with equal 
voice and fellowship in the management of the Institu- 
tion. Of the five ministers on the staff, three are in 
actual duty — as much as our poverty can yet supply ; 



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while the lay Curators and managing officers, who ren- 
der their services gratuitously, have been all designated, 
and have kindly accepted their trust. Under the three 
Reverend Canons we have advanced to Daily Morning 
and Evening Prayer, and an early Communion in the 
middle of the month, making the celebration now fort- 
nightly ; and with full assurance that, on my return, we 
shall not outstrip the devout fidehty of many by the 
provision of a weekly Communion. The Saints' days, 
of course, are duly honored. The music has risen to a 
chaste Church standard, and the well trained choir of 
boys meets our expectation. These choristers will be 
put into surplices as soon as stall seats can be prepared 
and a larger robing-room built. Beyond these simplest 
characteristics of Cathedral worship, nothing is added 
to vestment, form or usage. No Services that I attend 
are so solemn, hearty and congregatioii.al as those on the 
Lord's day within these walls ; and the people have 
gone gladly and reverently with every step of our 
ritual advance. Cheering to us all in our Cathedral 
enterprise would be the recorded approval and sympa- 
thy of this honored body. But I know not that I have 
anything now specially " to submit for their action." 
Our earnest appeal, broadcast in faith, is for individual 
sympathy, gifts for the present, and endowment for the 
future. On the property, now valued at forty thousand 
dollars, there is an incumbrance of nine thousand, inclu- 



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sive of tlie price of the additional land purchased for 
the extension. For this, as for all else, I am now per- 
sonally responsible. The plans for a transept chapel 
have been long prepared, which would add sittings for 
two hundred and fifty more in public worship, and be of 
priceless use to us in all our weekly Services and an- 
cillary efforts. It would include a Chapter House, 
where the library w^ould be placed (which is now at 
Jubilee College,) for the use of the clergy, and become 
the centre of the Divinity Training, in which some 
among our able city ministry would render their assist- 
ance. The demand is pressing for Schools under Church 
training and discipline for each sex, and rising to the 
higher forms of classical and scientific instruction. 
With suitable buildings, such w^ould mainly sustain their 
own expenses. For all this, of incumbrance and prog- 
ress, about thirty thousand dollars would be now re- 
quired, of which I know not how to reach more than a 
fourth part. God help us ! 

Perhaps nowhere so properly as here, might the 
annual statistics be put on record, these in reality, how- 
ever, cannot even nominally represent our work and 
influence. Much of this may be done and gained in by- 
j)laces and chance incidents, and in acting as the " ser- 
vant of servants," to gather up fragments which are 
always falling in a large city, which tempts by its enter- 
prise an influx of promiscuous adventure, and unsettled 



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family life. In the secondary relation of Missionary 
work alone, the experience of the last few months has 
taught me that I need a dozen helpers in the different 
grades of the ministry, to honor the calls which are 
made upon me for temporary parochial ministration, or 
the nursing of weak places within the range of Cathe- 
dral supply. Not one of the Canons would be at home 
if we responded favorably to the weekly requests of 
different kinds for Sunday Services, and which we meet 
in part by extraordinary effort. With a proportionate 
Diaconate, which would result at moderate expense 
from the Divinity School, and an increased income 
filling up the appointed staff, the radiating force would 
vindicate amply the inherent Missionary life of the 
Cathedral. 

RURAL DEANS. 

This subject was committed to me by the following 
preamble and resolution, on page 23 of the Journal of 
the Twenty-ninth Annual Convention : 

Whereas, It is apparent that there is a growing desire to intro- 
duce into the Church in the United States the ancient ecclesiastical 
office of Dean; therefore, 

Resolved^ That the Bishop be respectfully requested to bring the 
subject before the next Convention of this Diocese, giving such infor- 
mation and making such recommendation upon the subject as he may 
think proper. 

The title of Decanus, or Dean, whether applied to 
secular or ecclesiastical ofi&ce, has its origin in a presi- 
dency over ten, either persons or places. It is usually 

2 



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considered identical with that of Archpriest in the 
Western Church, and comprises the two distinct kinds 
of Cathedral Dean or Rural Dean, also respectively 
called Urban and Vican. The duties of the former were 
localized in an Episcopal city, and were confined to per- 
sons ; while the Rural Dean — later in origin, but fully 
estabhshed in the Sixth Century — embraced a limited 
rule, under the Bishop, OA^er parishes and their clergy. 
The resolution has reference only to the office of Rural 
Dean, and the important subject of defined territorial 
subdivisions for Church extension and discipline. Under 
the name of " Convocation," in voluntary association, 
this last has been existent with practical success in 
several Dioceses, and recently the officer at its head has 
taken the title of Dean. While fully prepared to recom- 
mend systematic arrangement of the kind for my own 
large Diocese, I am convinced that much will be gained 
by retaining the established nomenclature of the Angli- 
can Church, and shaping the official relations into prac- 
tical conformity with our requirements and polity. The 
presiding officer — primus inter pares — Rural Dean ; his 
assigned district, a Deanry ; and the college of Presby- 
ters and parishes under his administration, the Rural 
Chapter. 

The election and institution of Deans Rural, while it 
comprehended the Bishops as the authors of the ap- 
pointment, varied in different Dioceses in the usage, the 



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ratification, and the co-ordinate j^rivilege. Dejure, tlie 
Bishop had " the soleship of election"; while de facto, 
an elective or confirmatory right was by sufferance or 
permission not unfrequently allowed. If, in certain 
cases, the Clergy enjoyed, by custom or constitution, a 
delegated power of choice, the Bishop had the reserva- 
tion of a full veto on the election. A passage which I 
find quoted from an anonymous writer, puts the whole 
into language preferable to any I could employ : 
" Although there are instances, in times past and 
present, of the clergy electing Deans among themselves, 
yet, considering they are to correspond with the Bishop, 
to act many things in his name and b}'" his authority, 
and to be accountable to him, it is but meet that he 
should have the choice of them, as for the most part he 
formerly had. The wise selection of the Dean Rural is 
a matter of the greatest importance, for he must be one 
that sincerely loves God and the Church, and hath a 
tender regard to the souls of men. It is especially 
necessary to provide men of clear rejDutation for un- 
blameable behaviour, and of discreet zeal for the honor 
of God and the advancement of religion." — {A Humble 
Proposal. Horce Decan. Rur., I. 131.) 

The oldest formal commission extant of a Rural 
Dean in scriptis, is said to be of the Sixteenth Century. 
Prior to that time, they were instituted by the oral 
declaration of the Bishop, and the tradition of the 



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decanal seal. They were ordinarily amotive at his will, 
and were frequently entitled the " Dean of the Bishop," 
as well as Dean Rural. The present custom in the 
Dioceses of Great Britain and Ireland, where Eiural 
Deans exist, and in the Colonial Churches of the West 
Indies, Newfoundland, and later ones, is to pass an 
instrument with full powders to execute the trust for a 
definite or indefinite period, as the case may be. The 
intended regulation of the office in the Reformatio 
Lcgum Ecclesiasticarum, made the terms annual ; while 
the Bishop of Down, Connor and Dromore appoints his 
Rural Deans by commission ''for the term of three 
years, or during pleasure." (1843.) The office of Rural 
Dean now-a-days, in England, is generally held durante 
Episcopi bene placitor — {Horoe Decan. Rur., I. 56.) 

If we look historically at the personal functions of 
Rural Deans, or the trusts of their office as now exer- 
cised where Church and State are united, we shall find 
an extent of these functions, a latitude of supervisory 
and contentious power, and a detail of directions, quite 
inapplicable to any purposes of ours. Gibson says the 
prO-per office of a Rural Dean was " the inspection of the 
lives and manners of the clergy and people within their 
district in order to be reported to the Bishop ; but the 
said Dean not to determine anything in those matters." — 
{Codex, Tit. xiii. Vol 2.) 

Dansey, in the exhaustive work before quoted, from 



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which these memoranda have been cnlled, sums np the 
duties thus : " An officer to whose j)ersonal vigilance 
the Bishop consigned the vicarious visitation of the rural 
cantonments of his Diocese ; the supervision of the 
clergy therein as to manners and functions ; the detec- 
tion of vice ; the support of Churches and ecclesiastical 
mansions, and the care of all things which concerned 
the pubhc worship of Almighty God." — (/. 166.) 

From various causes the office of Rural Dean and 
the Rural Chapter fell into decay and dissolution about 
the Sixteenth Century, and the present condition and 
extent of the decanal system is to be looked upon as a 
revival and practical adaptation of it to the changed 
circumstances of the Anglican Church, and the local dis- 
tinctions incident on the Missionary and other extension 
of that Communion. The eiforts have been vigorous 
and successful within late years to revive the Deanry 
and its Rural Chapter, " so well fitted to keep up order 
and uniformity, and to cultivate a good correspondence 
among the neighboring clergy ; to arm them against 
common dangers and difficulties; and enable them every 
way to promote the interests of religion and virtue, and 
the good of souls committed to their charge." 

Diocesan experience in this countr}^, has shown 
long ago, the disposition toward district and sectional 
union for certain purposes, affecting alike the pastoral 
life of the clergy resident, and the co-operative influence 



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for the extension of the Church by various direct and 
subordinate agencies. Nor has this effort been without 
substantial witness to* its efficacy, and the advance of 
the " Convocation " to a recognized status of usefulness 
and honor. The judicious localizing of our common 
Church work may naturally be expected to augment the 
popular sympathy with it; define the objects which 
stimulate that interest and enlarge the charity; effect 
minuter supervision and more searching inspection; 
multiply the active helpers ; expand the parochial life, 
and correct its isolation ; invent and test means of doing 
good ; create a generous rivalry ; concentrate, as occa- 
sion requires, at specific points, aggregate force ; and 
through it all, promote the life of God for inward expe- 
rience, higher aims, purer agencies, braver endurance, 
sacrifice and charity among the faithful. In the main, 
however, these sectional efforts have been voluntary, 
and apart from systematic Diocesan administration. I 
heartily commend that in our own there should be 
inaugurated and fostered, under the Bishop and co-ordi- 
nate authorities, this subdivision for the extension of 
the Church ; and that the Diocese be divided, as far as 
practicable, into districts, with a recognized headship, 
appointed by the Bishop and confirmed by the Conven- 
tion, for the advance of Church work and life, within 
the assigned area, as far and fast as our immature state 
and infirm resources will permit. 



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I love the association of historic names, especially 
when they are instinct also with the capacity and 
reality of modern progi'ess. Besides the avoidance of 
the obvious confusion of such a term as "Convocation," 
there is secondary import for Catholic unity in all such 
ecclesiastical heirship. In answer, then, to the suggest- 
ive resolve of the last Convention, which carries with it 
the earnest of your own convictions and desu'e, I recom- 
mend the division of the Diocese, as far as it can be 
practically applied, into Rural Deamies, the recognition 
of the office of Rural Dean for a presiding office in 
each, and the title of Rural Chapter for the aggregate 
clergy embraced within the subordinate jurisdiction. I 
respectfully suggest, for the present, four such Deanries, 
under the title of Chicago, Ottawa, Peoria, and Spring- 
field ; the Deans to take then- titles respectively from 
these larger places, but not of necessity, or ex-officio, to 
be the Rectors of the Churches. I have laid out, in a 
preliminary manner, the territorial divisions which will 
embrace the portions where the Church is reasonably 
condensed and strong, and where means of local inter- 
communication exist by the lines of railroad. But the 
detail would require careful thought and advisory direc- 
tion. If it shall please the Convention to adopt these 
views, and sanction the introduction of Rural Deans, 
Deanries and Chapters, I will, God permitting, with 
suitable advice, on my return from England, appoint the 



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officers and define the bounds, issue pertinent commis- 
sion and instructions, and bring the whole for confirma- 
tion before the next annual Convention. It would 
appear proper that the Rural Deans should be ex-officio 
members of the Board of Missions ; but that, for con- 
venience, the addition of their number should not affect 
the existent quorum of that body. 

VESTRYMEN. 

There is another subject of administrative order in 
the Diocese, to which my attention has been frequently 
called through personal observation, the suffering of the 
clergy, and the direct complaint of those to whom the 
honor of the Church is precious, and the trustworthiness 
of her officers implicated with her spiritual influence. 
I allude to the moral and religious qualification of the 
persons chosen to be Vestrymen. 

In the power of a Vestry as trustees of property, in 
the call of a Rector, in their administrative co-relation 
with him, in the influence they have over the work and 
happiness of a minister, in the popular esteem of the 
Church from the public character of its officers — from 
these and other obvious regards, the religious standing 
of those elected to be Vestrymen is of material import. 
The alleged necessity of the case in some parochial 
organizations induces, to say the least, undue careless- 
ness on this qualification. The duties are esteemed 
mainly "temporal," and, therefore, incumbents are 



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selected for mere adventitious reasons, sometimes, 
meaner than would be openly confessed. In conse- 
quence, in our Vestries are found cases of men unbap- 
tized ; without the knowledge of, or interest in. Church 
life or discipline ; neglectors of personal religion ; 
avowing loose sentiments, even to infidelity; immoral 
in language and life, impeached in social character, in- 
competent to direct the affairs of the Church as they 
are unworthy of her religious membership. The reasons 
given for injudicious or wrong appointments are usually 
referable to the negative one, of the difficulty of finding 
sufficiently qualified men, or the prudential plea of se- 
curing some current personal interest. I am not pre- 
pared to advise legislation that the Vestry be consti- 
tuted of Communicants alone ; however palpable such 
discrimination should regulate the choice of the electors. 
In the low discipline of the Church, at present, an ad- 
vance so great would, I fear, be practically subversive 
of the object, and entail evils of management and 
obstruction of parochial interests. But some strictly 
defined minimum quahfication does appear to be indis- 
pensable for the consistency of the Church ; and I am 
inclined to submit, whether it may not be proper to 
repeal the limiting qualification in the sixth line of 
Canon XI. — " if such suitable for the office can be had " 
— and introduce a clause to the eff'ect that each member- 
elect shall qualify for office by subscribing on the parish 



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book a prescribed declaration of attachment to the 
Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States, and 
conformity to its doctrine, discipline and worship. 

COMMUNION ON MAUNDAY THURSDAY, AND NIGHT CELEBRATION. 

A practice has been introduced into this Diocese, as 
well as a few other places, of commemorating the Insti- 
tution of the Lord's Supper by a celebration on the 
night before Good Friday. It is a practice not sanc- 
tioned by Anglican usage ; and however attractive on 
first sight, it is objectionable both in the time and use 
of the Eucharistic Offering. As far as my influence 
goes, I wish to discourage such an innovation. But 
beyond this special case, the objection extends to night 
celebrations at all, as at variance with the prescribed 
order of the Church, and open to serious practical 
objection. As weightier than my words, I put on record 
the deliberate judgment of the Bishop of Oxford in his 
late Charge, to which I had the pleasure of listening in 
the Cathedral of Christ Church : " Against one sugges- 
tion of most recent times for increasing these Services 
— I mean evening Communion — I must again solemnly 
warn you. As in my Charge of 1860, I have stated at 
length the grounds on which, I believe, First, that such 
a celebration is contrary to the law of our Church ; and, 
/Secondly, why I feel bound myself to enforce obedience 
to that law, and to resist, by all means in my power, 



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the introduction of tliis greatest of innovations, I will 
not repeat what is in your hands already. I will only 
say, that my reading and observation since that time 
have, if possible, deepened my own convictions, and 
that I deprecate, even more earnestly than I did then, 
the introduction of such a practice into any of your 
parishes, as contrary to the rule of the Church for 
eighteen hundred years, and certain, in the long run, to 
lower men's reverence for that great Sacrament. One 
fact only I will add to what I said before, namely, that 
the judgment of the greatest of the foreign Reformers 
on this point is as clear as is that of our own Church. 
' At this day,' are the words of Peter Martyr to Bishop 
Hooper, ' we so administer the Eucharist in the morning 
time, that after dinner we will not have the Communion 
in the sacred assembly.' And to the same effect Bucer 
writes : ' Hence we celebrate the Sacred Supper neither 
in the evening, nor in a private house, nor recumbent, 
nor among men only.' " 

MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE. 

It is not to be doubted that, in harmony with much 
of the deeper reflection, moral sense, and religious prin- 
ciple of our country, you have been shocked and startled 
by the spreading depreciation of the marriage tie, the 
facility with which divorce from it is obtained, the 
demoralizing statements and facts on the subject which 
are strewed in formal discussion, current literature, the 



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daily press, and licentious cohabitation. I should be 
thankful if reasonable doubt could be sustained on this 
awful fact of our vehement age. It is more than an 
accident. It is linked with deep unprincipled purpose. 
It is a movement of infidel socialism ; of a multitude 
that have grown up creedless, and hence Godless ; of an 
education which has instructed the mind, and neglected 
the affections ; of a philosophy which glorifies the 
instincts and passions of our corrupt nature, and deifies 
animal impulse as the voice of God. As the marriage 
contract is only of civil obligation, and State law is, in 
many respects, loose in the guards and checks upon it 
even in this debased estimate, facilities are afforded for 
separation and divorce which tempt a resort to this 
formal dissolution in cases of mere domestic disagree- 
ment and hardship. The moral effect of restraint and 
discipline, from the conviction of the all but irrevocable 
force of the vow, has thus become pervadingly damaged. 
Husband and wife alike admit the practicability of sepa- 
ration as a remedy, and the causes which ultimately 
force the final plunge, are allowed to gather and roll 
on in heedless defiance. The facility of separation 
destroys all mutual confidence, and inflames every 
trifling dispute. 

There are solemn warnings on this fearful social de- 
cadence, on the page of history. Greece and Rome, 
for ages, shame our Christian licentiousness. Roman 



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philosopliers, poets and satirists, hold up to public scorn 
and indignation, the wanton and extreme abuse of a 
liberty of divorce which probably did not exceed ours. 
The Institutions of Romulus made the marriage union 
indissoluble ; and though the Twelve Tables gave to the 
husband the freedom of divorce, yet the repubhc had 
existed five hundred years, when the first instance of 
divorce occurred, and the distinguished experimenter 
was loaded for it with pubhc opprobrium. Augustus 
endeavored by law to put some restraint upon the 
faciUty of divorce, but the check was overpowered by 
the prevailing corruption of manners. It was the be- 
ginning of the end, when that great nation perished, 
utterly corrupted in its own corruption. 

When the French Revolution swept away the usages 
of ages and the sanctity of religion, its special war 
seemed against the marriage contract ; and six thousand 
divorces are said to have taken place, in the city of 
Paris alone, in the space of two years and three months. 
—(2 Kent Com. 75-76.) 

The Roman Church sustains the absolute indissolu- 
bility of the marriage tie, and in the State of South 
Carolina, where the same scrupulous policy existed, it 
is stated that not an instance occurred of a divorce of 
any kind, either by the sentence of a court of justice 
or by the act of the legislature, from the revolution 
down to the opening of the recent struggle. 



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If there be a truth beyond all question, where God's 
law, social experience, the uniform record of our species, 
the inevitable and horrid results of its violation, every 
source of testimony, warning and appeal, concur, it is, 
the sacredness of the marriage bond, and the national 
decline which attends a tolerated disregard or facile 
rupture of its divine constitution. 

The Canon law, though less peremptory in the East- 
ern and Anglican Churches than in the Council of Trent, 
has fully sustained the obligation of "Holy Matrimony," 
and will not allow any cause except incontinence as 
valid for the contracting of another marriage. 

I know not what can stay our moral decline in 
this relation, the source and conservator of all the 
substantial interests of time and eternity, or rouse an 
influential popular control through our legislative, 
judicial and ecclesiastical authority. But I must at 
least entreat you, brethren of the clergy, to exercise 
vigilance of inquiry and devout jealousy for its divine 
significance, in every case of marriage coming before 
you. If the world degrades the contract into a 
mere civil sponsion, you must never forget that in 
your hands it is the office of Holy Matrimony, deep- 
toned in its sacramental character, where every charge 
and prayer is from the profound of a Christian's 
faith ; its solemn vows are God-ward ; and the 
Church pronounces over those clasped hands, " those 



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whom GOD hath joined together, let no man put 
asunder." 

Exercise a discretion becoming your holy calHng-, 
and in every way within your power insist on its per- 
formance, with all accessories, as a solemn act of reli- 
gion, or else decline to do it. Do not lower your parlor 
or study to a justice's office on a sudden call from stran- 
gers, and without competent witnesses or recognized 
congregation ; or prostitute the service to the mere legal 
union of those who esteem not enough the solemnity, to 
come to it "reverently, soberly, advisedly, and in the 
fear of God." We refuse our Burial Service to the un- 
baptized and the conscious suicide ; and I know not 
why our Church has not nerve and discipline enough 
to require the same religious qualifications of Baptism 
and Confirmation as peremptory for the office of Holy 
Matrimony. Our rubric prescribes distinctly, that 
" persons to be married shall come into the body of the 
Church, or shall be ready in some proper house with 
their friends and neighbors ; " and the Mother Church 
adds : "It is convenient that the new married persons 
should receive the Holy Communion at the time of 
their marriage, or at the first opportunity after their 
marriage." The 1 and 2 Edward YI. made it abso- 
lute, " at the time of the marriage must receive 
the Holy Communion." The Catholic Church, in all 
its branches, from the most ancient times, has 



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required marriage to be celebrated in the Church, and 
as the Greek Euchology says, "before the sacred 
doors;" that is, on the outside of the cancelli, or 
rails, which divide the chancel from the rest of the 
Church. Now, I commend this to you, beloved, in 
your own godly discretion ; and where you can, 
each in his place, with honest firmness of teaching 
and practice, sustain, as far as in you heth, in the face 
of a careless age, the reverent sanctity of the marriage 
contract. " Let the dead bury their dead," — let the 
civil authority fulfill the requirements of a legal cohab- 
itation; but let the Church, " the Catholic keeper and 
witness," sustain in our hands its religious integrity, 
and the devout place and order of a sacred rite. 

In all cases of divorce, from a separation a mensa et 
thoro, to the formal release a vinculo matrimonii, it is 
your duty to refuse to marry either party, unless clearly 
and formally it was for the proven cause of adultery. 
This cause is the only one allow^ed by the Church : and 
I think the conscious violation of the restriction would 
be a deep moral offence, and a proper subject for eccle- 
siastical discipline. And no minister ought to escape the 
rebukes of his own conscience, and the just offence of his 
congregation, wdio neglects to institute proper inquiry 
into the lawfulness, in the estimate of the Church, 
of every marriage wdiich comes before him, unless his 
personal knowledge has supplied a reasonable assurance. 



There is a question of discipline connected with a 
second marriage, after the dissolution of the first, by 
process of law, but on inadequate grounds, which has 
disturbed some congregations, and, at different periods, 
been presented to me for resolution. Are parties thus 
married, permanently disqualified, during the connection, 
for the Holy Communion ? Admitting all that can be 
said, and justly, of the offence involved in such a mar- 
riage, during the life of the other party in the divorce, 
inasmuch as it is fully valid in all social relations, has 
probably been entered into without consciousness or 
intention of wrong doing, and the state is beyond all 
legitimate remedy, and an attemj^t to enforce the renun- 
ciation of the tie would be full of collateral injury, and 
probably a subject for legal or criminal action against 
the minister abetting it, — I have been compelled to 
determine, that the hving in such a state was not a 
subject for Church censure equivalent to a permanent 
excommunication ; and that, therefore, in proper expe- 
diency, while morally it should not have been done, the 
maxim must prevail — -fieri non debet, sed factum, valet. 

Thus, if either party were a communicant before the 

contract, its moral infirmity should not vacate the 

spiritual privilege ; and if, at any time subsequent 

during that married hfe, the claims of a godly obedience 

pressed the soul of either to the Sacramental blessing, 

it should not be refused, (if the party was otherwise 

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meet,) from the imputed criminality in the domestic 
life, for which there was, really, " no place for repent- 
ance." This decision may not be admitted by a very 
logical casuistry, or in a stern age of the Church's disci- 
pline ; but it would be the judgment I should form, and 
the advice I have given, in view" of the conflicting 
obligations, the legal and social rights, the interests of 
innocent offspring, and the higher expediency involved 
in the case. A decision, however, so far qualified, will 
not constrain a clergyman, whose conscience dissents, 
and wdio prefers to face the evils, and disregard the 
expediency, in vindication of what he considers inflexi- 
ble right, and the condemnation of a state which he 
brands as adultery. 

ALL DIVINE OFFICES TO BE PERFORMED IN THE CHURCH. 

I trust that the whole Church will concur in this 
expression; and that where God gives the edifice, it 
shall be, more and more, the only place where Public 
Baptism shall be administered, marriages celebrated, and 
the dead carried for the Burial Order. On the last 
point I am earnestly anxious ; because, ow^ng to the 
remote situation of our cemeteries, w^e are involved in 
some difficulty, both rubrical and essential ; and because 
inconveniences, painful almost to disgust, accompany 
the practice (a resultant necessity) of funeral Services 
at the dwelling place, often in a small crow^ded room, 
with the face of the dead exposed, and even the whole 



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coffin lid removed. The custom is palpably wrong, 
after the body in its constructive burial, has been 
" committed to the ground," and the light portion of 
earth dropped on the lid, earnest of the pressure to be 
broken only by the resurrection life, that again the 
coffin should be opened, for the cursory gaze of 
the neighborhood, or the anguished last look of the 
bereaved. 

CONFIRMATION. 

With gratification I record the conviction, that there 
is advancing attention to the preparation of candidates, 
and a conscientious j^urpose in the majority of those 
who are presented, to advance to the Holy Commu- 
nion. There is, manifestly, a popular interest felt in 
Confirmation, as a religious ceremony, by large num- 
bers of other bodies of Christians, who attend Visita- 
tion Services, especially when they are held, as they 
often are, in the places of worship kindly permitted for 
our use. 

But still there is reason to apprehend, that, as a 
place and means for religious teaching in "doctrine, 
discipline, and worship," the preparation of the " class " 
is not worked up to the legitimate demand. In many 
places, nothing is attempted, until the precise time of 
the Bishop's visit is known; and adult Baptisms pre- 
paratory to it, are performed on the very day of the 
administration. I know and sympathize with the 



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difficulties of the Missionary, and the minister of the 
weak parish. I pity, far more than blame ; but beseech 
them to separate, in the opening of the year, the lambs 
for this offering, to train them with longer and more 
systematic instruction, and to persuade the elders to the 
use of books and guides for mind and soul ; if it be 
only to make more intelligent and reliable, the decision, 
not to present themselves at the last. The duty and 
privilege of Confirmation should be the cardinal point of 
parochial training. 

THE RETROSPECT OF THE YEAR FOREIGN THE HOLY EASTERN 

CHURCH. 

My last Address was penned in the Capital of 
Russia, in which countr}^, especially at Moscow, I had 
been sj^ending some months. My own experience fully 
concurred with that of others, from the Anglican Com- 
munion, who have enjoyed intercourse with dignitaries 
of the Russo-Greek and Eastern Churches, that, in 
addition to the simple-hearted attention and personal 
kindness, so graciously bestowed, there is intelligent 
interest on the subject of restored intercourse between 
the Eastern and Anglican Churches, and a fervent long- 
ing in many individual hearts, for unity on a full Catho- 
lic basis. In intimate and frequent communication on 
all the principal topics involved in this, I found a ready 
admission of the rights of national Churches, in all mat- 
ters of rites and ceremonies, and a large construction of 



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provincial polity. Although, in other places, I had met 
with individual expression from Ecclesiastics, that no 
fellowship could be established, except through submis- 
sion and reconciliation, — never, in Russia, from Bishop 
or layman, was such an idea advanced, directly or indi- 
rectly ; and, if presented by me, as an inquiry, the 
assumption was distinctly rejoudiated. There is, in both 
of the principal cities at least, a body of men, ecclesias- 
tic, noble and professional, who study and understand 
the whole subject, who are in sympathy with our efforts 
to gain and distribute correct information on the doctrine 
and discipline of our respective Communions. These^ 
are convinced of the validity of Anglican Orders, admit 
the Sacraments, Creeds, and Liturgy, as held by us, in 
addition to the valid Episcopate, as the substantive 
ground for mutual recognition. But this conception is 
confined to a few advanced spirits, who are consciously 
surrounded with an immense mass, to whom the whole 
subject is utterly foreign, and repugnant to their habits 
of thought, experience, prejudice and hereditary faith. 
The friends of true Catholic Unity are placed in circum- 
stances of great delicacy, and perhaps, hazard. In all 
our movements, we are bound to regard this obvious 
condition; and, in both action and restraint, be con- 
trolled by the suggestions from the elevated friendship 
and sympathy, already moved by the Holy Spirit, for 
us and the cause of Catholic Unity. 



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For the present, it seems to me the part of true 
wisdom, the dictate of self-respect and churchly dignity, 
to limit the effort to the practical issue of recognition — 
the mutual acknowledgment, on the ground that, 
Churches which are alike in possession of an unbroken 
Episcopate, hold the two ancient creeds, and validly the 
Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper ; and 
have not departed from the essential analogy of the 
Faith in Liturgy; have taken no stand — schismatic or 
heretical — to the rest of Christendom, or, having taken 
such, are willing to renounce and reform — that such 
Branches of Christ's Body are, de facto, in Catholic 
Unity ; even if, at present, on other grounds they may 
not be prepared to receive one another to full commu- 
nion in Prayers and Sacraments, as members of one 
Household of Faith. To this extent, on the substan- 
tial basis of Unity, and far beyond this, in reverence, 
confidence and love, do we regard the Holy Eastern 
Church, and especially that vigorous national Branch, 
within the dominion of the wise and religious Czar 
of the Russias. Of the Anglican Communion they 
know comparatively little ; and especially of our Branch, 
with which, on every ground they are more naturally 
affiliated. 

As yet, by no act or expression has the Busso-Greek 
Church, thus far, acknowledged us ; and for this 
acknowledgment, as the next and natural step, we are 



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bound to wait and work— wait in godly patience, and 
work by doing what our Eusso-Greek Committee are 
doing so well and effectively ; instructing judiciously 
each Communion in the doctrinal, historic and practical 
condition of the other. The move for recognition is in 
their hands; and, whenever done, may place these 
two independent Branches of the Catholic Church, in 
relation to each other, in recognized unit}-, in comity, 
and correlative interests, as our countries are, in the 
friendly relations and international law of civilized 
nations. 

The movement in this country has been in the hands 
of the "highest Council of the Church. The Committee, 
with very limited power, is responsible to the whole 
Church in her General Convention. We have reason 
to be thankful that the movement is not the impulse 
or administration of any voluntary association, nor 
subject to the mistakes of zeal, or the sinister influences 
to which small and partisan bodies are exposed. There 
is no direction in which our yearnings and efforts for 
restored unity in the Church of Christ can go out with 
so much reality and safety, as toward the venerable 
Eastern Church. There are few subjects so interesting 
and important for our younger clergy, at least, carefully 
to study, as the history of that mother of us all ; the 
fidehty of spirit with which she has kept the Faith and 
old traditions, without hardening, in lust of power, into 



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Supremacy or Infallibilit}^, or systematic corruptions, 
the reform of which would be destruction. We ought 
to estimate with sympathy her right in the conflict, and 
in the hardship of endurance in the great schism of the 
East and West ; her grand condemnation of Papal and 
Tridentine corruptions ; her cautious discrimination 
between doctrines of Faith, and the Church's accredited 
opinions ; her beautiful and reverential popular religion ; 
the sweet spirit of meekness, humility, and simplicity, 
so frequent in her highest ministry ; her profound sense 
of saintship, and the holiness of the Church, and her 
obvious mission of large work and impending suffering 
in these later days. This will afford the safest and 
Avidest relation to Christian antiquity — will arm us best 
in knowledge and feeling against Popish novelties — 
enlighten and steady us in outward expression of the 
Church's inward life, freed from the introduction of 
names and usages, Roman in character, if not systemati- 
cally Homanizing in their subtle employment. 

Glorious is the subject and the prospect, in our 
Anglican Church, and awakened sympathies, of this 
restoring Catholic Unity. But it requires to be care- 
fully watched, in the means and spirit, both. The heart 
in it may beguile the head. In the effort to fulfill its 
grand ideal, we may allow ourselves to impair the integ- 
rity of inflexible principles. We may be willing, on 
the one hand, on its objective area, to admit an 



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unchallenged "mixed multitude" of the debased and 
corrupt ; and, with subjective looseness, compromise, on 
the other, the very distinctive visible being of the his- 
toric Church. It is the season of prayer and watchful- 
ness, far more, yet, than of triumphant action. The 
trustworthy guides in it will "rejoice with trembling;" 
and, as the men on glacier slopes, tending laboriously 
upwards to the bright summit and world-wide scene, 
they will hold fast and strong on the common cord, plant 
the foot slow and stiff, lest mischief befall the whole, 
from a heedless individuality. 

THE SCANDINAVIAN CHURCH. 

Under this caption, are comprehended the national 
Church of Sweden, the validity of the Episcopate in 
which, we, I think, fully admit — and the less normal 
Church of Denmark ; both united, however, in the same 
symbolic formulary, the Augsburg Confession. With 
each of these, we have relations of deep interest, which 
affect sympathy and action within the bounds of our 
own Diocese. It pleased God, as you have been made 
aware, by an act of intercommunion between the Arch- 
bishop of Upsala and myself, during my stay in the city 
of Stockholm, to place the " friendly relations " between 
the respective Churches, on a footing, toward which, for 
years, our Branch had been advisedly tending, and 
which she is now prepared to hail joyful)}^ in the propi- 
tious facts. There has been, in addition, the significant 



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action of the Swedish Bishops and Clergy, in their 
House of the Diet, recommending in use and form, com- 
mendatory letters for each religious emigrant, from his 
or her parochial minister, to the Bishops and Clergy of 
the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States. 
This has been done by the Swedish prelates, on the 
double ground, that immigrating Swedes, ought on no 
account, to be dissevered from Episcopal authority and 
supervision ; and that their congregations in this country 
would secure, under the jurisdiction of our Church, 
their legitimate government, and find the same Confes- 
sion of Articles of Faith in the ancient Creed, and no 
serious conflict in the differently expressed Articles of 
Religion. Since my return, such commendatory letters 
have been received. We have endeavored to welcome 
those strangers in language and country, to an adopted 
home in our Household of Faith ; and have made pro- 
vision in some of our offertories, for assistance to those 
among them who may be in need. 

On two occasions, I have had an opportunity of 
addressing large bodies of resident Swedes, on the 
Church of their Fatherland, of explaining to them the 
reciprocal claims of their past and present, and of 
respectfully presenting our Avillingness to receive their 
Churches into Diocesan fellow^ship. I have pressed 
the touching claims, from home vows and memories, that 
they should not suffer themselves to drift away into 



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Congregationalism, or the sects, or into non-Episcopal 
Lutheran Communions. The first Swedish meeting 
assembled in the Cathedral, on Sunday afternoon, March 
24th, being the third Sunday in Lent, in a courteous 
response to my invitation, and filled the edifice ; Avhile 
the second, more recent, embraced those Swedes settled 
in De Kalb, and was convened at their own urgent 
request. The recovery of these valuable fellow-citizens 
to their own hereditary polity, and the sustaining their 
descendants in a true Episcopal and Liturgical Commu- 
nion, is a subject which should be dear to them and to 
us. You will each, I trust, in his sphere as minister or 
layman, co-operate with me in this important object, 
toward which the Providence of God is so signally 
drawing our efi'orts and our hearts. 

Li the event of a congregation now using their own 
Offices in their own vernacular, seeking union with the 
Church in this Diocese through myself its sj)iritual 
head, the question will at once occur — must these 
Swedish Offices be changed, or may the use of them be 
retained as before ? On the one hand, there is the 
obvious general duty of conformity to the doctrines, 
discipline, and worship) of the Protestant Episcopal 
Church, and all involved in this, of dogma and formu- 
lary. But, on the other hand, there is the fact, that 
our Liturgy has not been translated by authority, for 
Swedish use, nor has any preparation been made by 



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our Church, for incorporating the Swedes on this basis 
of absolute conformity. The more I have reflected on 
the subject, the more have I been disposed to relax, 
in such behalf, the rigid conformity ; and to allow that 
a Scandinavian congregation, orthodox in its national 
faith, and obediently placing itself under my Episcopal 
jurisdiction, should be permitted to retain, in its own 
tongue, whether Swedish or Danish, and in its own 
Church formularies, the worship and administration of 
the Sacraments, to which it has been hitherto bound. 
There is much to commend this Catholic attitude; and, 
without such solution of the question, no adequate 
means to meet the exigency, are at our disposal ; nor 
can we hope, without concession to these reverent at- 
tachments, to conciliate a popular interest among them. 
I have been the more anxiously impressed with this 
conciliatory view, owing to direct proposals which have 
been made to me from the Danish Church, owing to 
Home Missionary sympathy with that portion of the 
Scandinavian population resident among us. The pro- 
posal is equivalent to the selection and transmission to 
this Diocese, of a suitably prepared and accredited can- 
didate, to be supported as an itinerant, to investigate 
and supply the religious wants of our Danish population. 
This population I find to be numerically quite large — 
several thousands in the city of Chicago alone ; and in no 
less proportion in neighboring cities. The conditions 



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proposed in this co-operative mission, are, that the can- 
didate shall be ordained on the three Creeds — the Augs- 
burg Confession, [invariata) — and the permission to use 
the Danish Liturgy and Offices. The whole is placed 
on the avowed desire of forming, for the present, -a 
Dano-Anglican body in this country, under our full 
jurisdiction ; which may, in God's Providence, re-act, to 
promote the gradual restoration of the Danish Episcopate 
at home, to an integrity admitted by the Anglican body, 
and fulfill the desired consequences of established inter- 
communion. These facts are presented, because, as 
intelligence, they will be cheering to those who pray 
and strive for the more demonstrative unity of the king- 
dom of Christ, because they appeal to our careful thought 
and prudent action, and because, in their upspringing, 
they witness the benign presence of our Lord with His 
struggling Family. 

ENGLAND. 

My impressions of England and her Church may be 
fervent and elevated, because I enjoyed constant inci- 
dents of personal satisfaction, flattering consideration, 
occasions of pubHc and private usefulness, intercourse 
with the best of clergy and laymen, inspection of suc- 
cessful works of benevolence, -splendid Church Services, 
and priA^ate intercourse of hospitality, refined and cour- 
teous in eminent degree. But apart from these sympa- 
thies and memories, I am sure that England and her 



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Church, as compared with thirty years back, have 
immensely advanced, and that nothing in the history of 
social or religious progress elsewhere could cause her 
the least sense of inferiority in the march of Christian 
civilization. Politically, England does not appear to 
exercise the strange domination she once had in Europe. 
Fjormerly, nothing could " peep or mutter " without her 
agency and interference, in the Old World at least. 
Now, the Continental powers seem hardly to recognize 
her in their policy of change or strife. It is the result 
of the non-interference principle which has actuated, for 
some time, the British Cabinet. It is frequently blamed 
with severity in English society, and there is some 
popular sensitiveness to this change. I am inclined to 
regard it differently ; and believing, as I do, that Eng- 
land is the great, active, and conservative Protestant 
Power, am willing to see, in this reticence and change, 
a preparation for a more significant moral influence and 
Christian potency, apart from the confusion and broil 
impending among the Continental powers. God may be 
thus separating her for a truer work and deeper power. 
The differences of religious opinions and ritual prac- 
tices, which prevail and agitate, are certainly very wide 
and important. No one can wonder at the amount of 
feeling, anxiety and struggle. They affect the most 
vital truths and fundamental order. But this very 
difference of opinion and public agitation are natural 



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results of Catholic liberty in a National Church. I 
admit the evil, sympathize with the anxieties of my 
wise and godly friends, tremble for the perversion of the 
young mind, and the excuse for inditference and nihil- 
ism ; appreciate the loss of power in the friction, and of 
love in the collision ; still, after all, it seems to be a 
healthy normal conflict, which, with all its disasters and 
grief, will strengthen truth, enlarge the intellectual 
scope of the ministry, and invigorate their parochial 
work ; which will draw into more manifest fellowship 
science and religion, raise the standard of public wor- 
ship, and ultimately abate the partisanship and narrow- 
ness from the earlier conflict of the subjective and 
objective, or the changed relations of the old High and 
Low. By all such struggles our Branch of the Church 
must be reciprocally affected, but I think sometimes 
that we adopt them too readily, identify them too unre- 
servedly, with our own condition; make words and 
things of actual strife for us which really belong to 
other categories, and forfeit the quiet benefit which 
might result, if we were content to wait for guidance 
from adjudicated issues or practical results in the com- 
plex experience of the Mother Church. 

The main influence of my experience, observation 
and intercourse, in England, and I may safely add, of 
much of my European life, has been to raise my honor 
of human nature ; to enlarge my confidence in the great 



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destinies of humanity in social advance, and especially 
to make the glory with intenser heart in the power, love 
and triumphs of the Church. I am more hopeful and 
happier, stronger in faith, and I trust readier to do and 
suffer in the Kingdom of Christ. I thank God, again 
and again, for the higher tone imparted to my convic- 
tions, impulses and affections, by my larger observation 
and wider fellowship. 

From the notes of my diary I select, for record, the 
one event so full of testimony to the Missionary 
aggression of the Anglican Communion, and the ad- 
vancing identity in our world-wide work : — 

On Saturday, February 2d, 18G7, on the Festival of 
the " Purification of Saint Mary, the Virgin," in the 
Cathedral at Canterbury, by invitation of His Grace the 
Primate, I officiated as one of the Consecrators of the 
three " godly and well learned men," then and there 
ordained and consecrated to the Office and work of a 
Bishop in the Church of God, the Bishops of Calcutta, 
Armadale and Grafton, and China. 

DOMESTIC AND DIOCESAN. 

From these selected incidents originating exteriorly 
to our own home Church and Diocese, but with their 
direct bearing on our brotherhood of responsibility, I 
turn with brevity to the e^'ents and statistics imme- 
diately our own. 



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We have lost, since the meeting of the last Con- 
vention, three Bishops, from the Sees respectively of 
Georgia, Florida and Oregon. They were men most 
distinct in character, attainments and influence, and yet 
concurred in being each so meet for his post, that the 
whole Church mourns their loss, and bears her united 
testimonial to the faithfulness of their administration, 
and the honorable purity of their lives. 

It is a large record of bereavement, but the undying 
life of the Church can afford to lose the best of her 
mitred Fathers, without an enduring shock to her 
order, or derangement of her sacred polity. 

The anticipation of the Convention, by more than 
three weeks, has seriously crippled my ability to pre- 
pare as minute a record as usual, of my " coming in 
and going out," in my functions during the 23ast year. 
I have reserved, however, some few additional visita- 
tions and other statistics which will extend to the actual 
close of the Conventional year, so that before the 
Journal is published, or this Address, I may be able to 
add memoranda more complete, and expand this portion 
of my record and charge. The parochial reports will, 
of themselves, with the tabular statement, supply 
largely the detail. The Missionary work will come 
before you in the summary and recommendations of the 
Board. From the consciousness of many of you within 

your personal efforts, and from the frequent intelHgence 

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through various channels brought to you, the impression 
largely exists that this has been a fruitful year, a year 
of harmony and success, in which has been more pre- 
dominant than before, depth, comprehensiveness, and 
larger sympathies. 

CONFIRMATIONS. 

My own acts, in this respect, have been limited to 
less than four months. In this time I have administered 
it about forty-five times, and the aggregate will be 
over five hundred. The following list gives the specific 
places and number : 

In St. John's Church, Algonquin, were confirmed 7 ; 
in Trinity Church, Belvidere, 5 ; in St. Matthew's, 
Bloomington, 15 ; in St. Ansgarius', Chicago, 11 ; 
Ascension, Chicago, 13 ; Atonement, Chicago, 13 ; Cathe- 
dral, Chicago, 34 ; Christ Church, Chicago, 19 ; Grace 
Church, Chicago, 22; St. James', Chicago, 5 ; St. John's, 
Chicago, 33 ; St. Mark's, Chicago, 8 ; St. Stephen's, 
Chicago, 43 ; Holy Trinity, Danville, 7 ; St. Luke's, 
Dixon, 4 ; St. James', Dundee, 7 ; Church of the 
Redeemer, Elgin, 8 ; in El Paso, 11 ; Zion Church, Free- 
port, 15; Grace, Galena, 13; Christ Church, Harlem, 
5 ; Christ Church, Joliet, 18 ; St. Paul's, Kankakee, 17; 
St. John's, Kewanee, 5 ; in Knoxville, 9 ; St. John's, 
Lacon, 5 ; in Monmouth, 1 ; St. John's, Naperville, 12 ; 
Christ Church, Ottawa, 20 ; St. Paul's, Peoria, 23 ; Free 
Chapel, Peoria, 10 ; St. Paul's, Peru, 2 ; in Prairie 



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City, 2; Christ Church, Robin's Nest, 13; Emmanuel 
Church, Rockford, 13; St. Paul's, Springfield, 10; 
Grace Church, Sterling, 11 ; St. Peter's, Sycamore, 15 ; 
Christ Church, Waukegan, 10 ; in Young America, 5 ; 
confirmed privately, 1. Total confirmed, 510. 

ORDINATIONS PRIESTHOOD. 

In the Cathedral Church, on the 17th day of April, 
being the Wednesday before Easter, the Rev. Albert 
W. Snyder, Rector of St. Stephen's Church, Chicago, 
and the Rev. William J. Pigott, of Morris, Illinois, 
were admitted to the Order of Priests. The candidates 
were presented by the Rev. Clinton Locke, who also 
preached the Sermon. 

DIACONATE. 

On the 30th day of May, 1867, being Ascension 
Day, in the Cathedral, I admitted and ordained to the 
Order of Deacons, Charles W. Leffingwell and B. Frank- 
lin Fleetwood, who had completed their studies at 
Nashotah. Sermon by Rev. J. H. Rylance, D. D., 
Chicago. Seven clergy were 23resent and assisting. 

CONSECRATION OF CHURCHES. 

On Monday, May 20th, 1867, I dedicated to the 
service of Almighty God, the Church of the Holy 
Trinity, Danville, Vermillion County. 

On Friday, May 24, 1867, Grace Church, Galesburg, 
on which occasion the sermon was preached by the 
Rev. Dr. Rylance. 



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CLERGY DISMISSED. 

I have given letters dismissory, at their own request, 
to the following clergy : 

The Rev. William M. Buckmaster, to the Ecclesias- 
tical authority of Michigan. 

The Rev. Charles Albert, to Arkansas. 

The Rev. Edward C. Porter, to Wisconsin. 

The Rev. John Foster, to Tennessee. 

CLERGY RECEIVED. 

The Rev. Robert J. Keeling, D. D., from Ecclesias- 
tical authority of Maryland, Rector of Trinity Church, 
Chicago. 

The Rev. Albert E. Wells, from Indiana, Rector of 
St. Paul's Church, Peru. 

The Rev. J. H. Rylance, D. D., from Ohio, Rector 
of St. James' Church, Chicago. 

The Rev. A. B. Russell, from Louisiana, Rector of 
St. Paul's Church, Pekin. 

The Rev. Samuel D. Pulford, from Indiana, Rector 
of St. John's Church, Decatur. 

The Rev. Asher P. Crouch, from Michigan, residing 
in Chicago. 

The Rev. J. Austin Merrick, from Indiana, residing 
in Shelby ville. 

The Rev. Joseph A. Russell, from Pennsylvania, 
residing in Galva. 



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The Rev. Cornelius S. Abbott, from Ohio, Rector of 
St. Paul's Church, Alton. 

The Rev. Charles P. Dorset, from Wisconsin, Canon 
of the Cathedral, Chicago. 

The Rev. Duane S. PhilijDs, from Vermont, Rector 
of St. Paul's Church, Kankakee. 

In addition, there are four Clergy addressing the 
Diocese or about to do so, whose letters I have not yet 
received. The whole number is over ninety. 

There are several topics on which I had intended to 
speak to you, and through you to the Diocese, which I 
am constrained now to leave with this abrupt closing of 
my Address. I know^ not whether I can still hint them. 
But one truth I may utter for your heart and my own. 
Our place of honor, as of safety must be, as explicit, 
faithful, and diligent servants of Christ, identified with 
His cause, to share the anxiety of the watch hour, the 
hardness of the discipline, and the self-denial of the 
Cross, through which experience only can the rest that 
remaineth be sweet, the last struggle be cheered with 
the vision of the Saviour, and the New Jerusalem open 
its pearly gates for us as the "white robed" conquerors 
" through the Blood of the Lamb, and the Word of the 
Testimony." 

The Church will be glorious in that day. Let us 
realize her glory now, love her teaching, trust her as a 
guide, honor her discipline, sustain her claims, fulfill her 



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holiness, and look with humble confidence to enjoy her 
triumphs. But let us surely realize the life of that 
teaching, discipline and triumph. " The Lord one, and 
His name one." The Saviour known, loved, and vindi- 
cated ; His reign established over the souls of the 
delivered in the "beauty of holiness." Every thing 
subordinated to Him. That life, hid with Christ in 
God, and waiting His appearing, is His precious gift 
now. May His Cross and Passion so unite us to the 
suffering Christ, that when He shall be revealed in the 
glory of His Throne, we may share the honor of those 
who have waited for Him, with secret tear and life of 
prayer, in anxious watch and holy discipline, with 
tender sympathies and hearty work, in the midst of 
infirmities, shortcomings and sins, which His Infinite 
Grace pardons and transmutes into the jewels of the 
Crown and the extacy of the New Song. 



At the close of the Convention , the Bishop, 
as is customary, addressed the mejiibers hefore 
the final adjourmnent. 

The Secretary, with the permission of the 
Bishop, has appended to the Annual Address 
the remarks then made. They are collated 
from the report in the daily neivspapers. 



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Address made by the Bishop at the Close of the 
Convention : 

Dearly Beloved : It has been usual for me to 
address a few words to the Convention, at the close of 
its deliberations, before separating to our respective 
homes. The first sentiment that presents itself to my 
mind, is to thank you for the close attention you have 
given to a very laborious session ; and next, to con- 
gratulate you upon the auspicious circumstances which 
have attended upon this meeting of Convention. I 
think all of us will go away with the conviction, that 
during the whole session there has been a steady reali- 
zation of the hopes of the preceding year, in the advance 
of the Diocese ; not only in its material statistics, 
but in the growth and expansion of those energies 
of love and work which augur and secure to us so 
largely the promises of the future. I feel there is in 
all our hearts that consciousness, so hard to define, of 
hope and confidence in the work of the future, because 
the realization of this is sustained by the co-operation 
of those around us ; and our own individual actions 
and desires, which we feel are so feeble and inadequate 
to effect the real purposes of our hearts, are thus, as it 
were, combined and consohdated with the mass of con- 
joined efi'orts and kindred labor, to effect the great 



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purpose of the glory of God and the good of the Church, 
for which our hearts are so deeply enHsted. 

We shall receive a personal and direct impulse from 
this annual Council, and I refer to this, because there 
is an important secondary effect of these meetings that 
I think we do not employ as eifectively as we might ; 
and that is, to carry home with us for use the emotions 
and influences, the objects of interest that rouse duty 
and affection, to infuse them into the hearts and minds 
of our parishioners. 

To those whom you have represented here in a legis- 
lative capacity, when you go home, transfer, as far as 
possible, the sympathies and emotions and kindred 
duties and co-operative fellowship that have come so 
warmly and strongly to your own hearts and minds while 
here. To do this in some degree, provision is made in 
the reading to the several congregations of the Address 
of the Bishop. That document is certainly too long to 
be read in the ears of the congregation at one time with 
profit. In preparing it I j)urposely discriminated the 
several departments in it, and made each branch rela- 
tively complete within itself. 

May I not venture to say that, when the clergy read 
these respective portions to their congregations, they 
should connect with the reading a sermon or address 
upon that particular topic, endeavoring to expand it 
and to bring the mind of the congregation into sympathy 



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therewith. Many of the subjects are of deep import 
to you. In it there are ilhistrations and incidents 
connected with the advancement and progress of the 
Church, both here and abroad; and you could take in 
like manner the relations of the Diocese itself in its 
important interests abroad and at home, and show to 
your flock how each of these interests ought to be 
responded to by the body as a whole. Our responsi- 
bility is not only in -the way of contributions which 
may flow from its cumulative charitable efforts, but 
there is a responsibility which is more essential still 
to the growth of the Church, and that is, the interest 
of every one in the thing itself — an interest which, 
touched by the living Spirit of God, will make our 
cause — the cause of the Church — an integral part of 
our moral being, and more secure in an intellectual 
interest in these enterprises. K we learn the wants 
and real condition of our Diocese and our Church, I 
feel that we shall have far more of energy and sym- 
pathy among ourselves, and shall manifest a greater 
readiness to act with thoroughness and vigor in our 
several spheres, and a richer blessing will descend from 
Heaven upon us. Therefore, if in family worship you 
can bring your people to remember these special inter- 
ests, you will do good service. As an example, I may 
note that in the venerable Greek Church they pray for 
the Unity of the Church. They are instructed, in their 



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private as well as public devotions, to use the prayer 
for the Unity of Christ's Body. 

If you will catch this idea, and carry it still further 
and link it with missionary work, you will accomplish 
much more. Show your congregations that they do not 
live for themselves alone — that they must try to lend 
and to give for the Church of Christ — and that one of 
the precious things they must learn to lend and to give 
is their Pastor, and allow him to have time to extend 
his labors outside and beyond the bounds of his paro- 
chial charge to the outlying portions, where there are 
those to be sought and drawn in, as well as those 
who have gathered around him and received the Word 
and Sacraments of Life. And I am assured that the 
congregation that will really, spiritually appreciate this, 
and feel that they are giving up their precious things for 
the love of the Kingdom of our Lord and its brother- 
hood, will be proportionately blessed. 

And having entered on these few remarks connected 
with what you are to carry home with you on your 
return, I now close by praying upon you the blessings of 
Grod in that return. I know, beloved, to what arduous 
Avork and solemn claims — to how many apparently 
conflicting duties — to what a weight of personal and 
domestic care, and to how many vicissitudes of temper 
and of conflict — you are going in your several fields of 
duty, in which you are to stand up as ministers and 



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defenders of the Cross. I know liow firm you have to 
be in the midst of the multitudes, not to compromise 
your holy profession and your true ministry, but that 
you may be good witnesses to the doctrine, discipline 
and worship of the Church. I know how strong is the 
claim upon you in every way to give your labors in 
such forms, that, as I have remarked, it almost seems 
as if you felt you were violating your duty when you 
are anxiously trying to comply with it. There is 
always this conflict of duties apparent, in the midst of 
which you have to guide yourselves with a high Chris- 
tian expediency. ImjH'essions of shortcoming will 
arise, from which, if I may look at the experience of 
my own heart, the greatest burdens of the pastoral life 
come forth. I have always felt as a great weight upon 
my mind, the sense of the unlimited responsibility of 
the ministerial office, the almost killing sense that I 
could only, as it were, catch the skirts of the range of 
work that my heart, my intellect, my conscience, told 
me was bound upon me. 

In this connection I venture to say, that, with the 
blessing of God, should come the conviction that with 
all the responsibility there exists a limit to it, and this 
limit is that which God has himself placed in exact 
sympathy with our personal estates ; that, according 
to what you can properly do it shall be required of you, 
and not according to the illimitable measure of that 



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awful and yet glorious harvest-field into which we are 
summoned as workmen. God does not ask from us 
more than we have strength to do ; but He does ask 
from us the full employment of all our powers. And 
I say this because I want to speak to the tender con- 
sciences, to the weary frames, to the burdened hearts, 
that are among the ministry, and tell them how tender 
is the Saviour whom they serve, how kind is the Master 
whose service they are in, and that He does not ask 
from them anything more than the limits of their just 
physical strength, and the right and healthy proportion 
of the powers that God has given them ; and that they, 
therefore, must measure and learn to define the respon- 
sibility, which may be found to be one of the most 
critical and anxious allowances in the casuistry of life, 
but one as imperatively necessary as it is to look at 
responsibility at all. 

And now, praying upon you that blessing in basket 
and in store, and in spiritual things, which is to make 
you robust and firm in the service of God, I bid you 
an affectionate farewell. If I am to go over the deep 
sea, and God designs me to be a member of that 
honored Council, there must be for some time a sepa- 
ration of that close sympathy and communion which, 
far more than you perhaps appreciate, has subsisted 
between us. There are few things of importance that 
pass within your parishes that are not known to 



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the Bishop — certainly very few with which I do not 
endeavor to cultivate that cordial sympathy that be- 
longs to me in my office. Thus, then, for the time, 
I am more than usually separated from you. I feel, 
however, assured that I shall be remembered by you 
in that way for which we have the earnest appeal of 
the best of men to offer in behalf of it — " Brethren, 
pray for us." 

I am sure that God will be with me, as He has 
called me to this effort. Although I cannot say that I 
go as strong in faith as I would desire, and with as 
much confidence of heart that I really can be of any 
important use there, yet still, I have confidence that, if 
I go at all, as far as I can read duty, I go by God's will 
and permission. 

And now, brethren, God be with you and keep you 
in all your ways ; pardon you, as I pray He may par- 
don me, the sins, infirmities, weaknesses, in the strug- 
gles and difficulties which surround and oppress our 
natures ; and bring you at last, in His own good time, 
where there is sweet rest, and where we shall see God's 
light for the dimness and groping of this struggling 
world. 



O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ our 
only Saviour, the Prince of Peace ; give us grace 
seriously to lay to heart the great dangers we are in by 
our unhappy divisions. Take away all hatred and 
prejudice, and whatsoever else may hinder us from 
godly union and concord ; that as there is but one 
Body and one Spirit, and one hope of our callir^g, one 
Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of 
us all, so we may henceforth be all of one heart, and 
of one soul, united in one holy bond of truth and 
peace, of faith and charity, and may with one mind and 
one mouth glorify Thee ; through Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 



O Lord Jesus Christ, Who saidst unto Thine 
Apostles, " Peace I leave with you, My peace I give 
unto you," regard not our sins, but the Faith of Thy 
Church, and grant unto her that peace and unity which 
is agreeable to Thy Will, and hasten the perfection of 
the Elect Body, of which Thou art the Head, Who 
livest and reignest forever. Amen. 



CALENDAR 

Of Parochial Offerings, and of Yestry and Parish Meet- 
ings, ^c, in accordance with the Constitution and, 
Canons of the Diocese of Illinois. 



Advent A. D. 1867. Advent A. D. 1868. 



Dec. 


15. 


1867 


Feb. 


2... 


1868 


Feb. 


3... 


1868 


Mar. 


15, 


1868 


Apr. 


13. 


1868 


May 


3,.. 


1868 


May 


4... 


1868 


June 


21. 


1868 


Aug. 


2... 


1868 


Aua; 


o... 


1868 


Sept 


15, 


1868 


Sept 


20. 


1868 


Nov. 


1... 


1868 


Nov. 


2... 


1868 



3d Sunday in Advent. 
Purification B. \ . M... 

3d Sunday in Lent 

Monday in Easter Week 
3d Sunday after Easter. 

2d Sunday after Trinity 
Sth Sunday after Trinity 

15th Sunday aft.Trinity 
All Saints' Day 

Thanksgiving Day 



* Offering, Diocesan Missions. 
■|" Offering, Diocesan Fund. 

\ Quarterly Meeting of Vestry. 

* Offering, Diocesan Missions. 
§ Election of Vestry, &c. 

"f Offering, Diocesan Fund. 
\ Quarterly Meeting of Vestry. 

* Offering, Diocesan Missions. 
-\ Offering. Diocesan Fund. 

1; Quarterly Meeting of Vestry. 
II Diocesan Convention. Chicago. 
^' Offering, Diocesan Missions. 
■j- Offering, Diocesan Fund. 
§ Quarterly Meeting of Vestry. 
■[ Offering, Infirm Clergy. 



* See Canon XIII, Sfc (3. 

t See Canon XIII, Sec. 2. 

% See Canon Till, Om.stUntimi of a Parish, Art. VII f. Six. 1. 

2 See Canon IX, Sec. 1, and Canon Till, Constitution of a Parisli, Art. V. 

II Set! Amenrlment to Article III, Constitution, Sec. 1, Page 26, Journal of Thirtieth 

Annual Convention, 
r See Canon XIV, See. 1. 



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