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JOURNAL 



or THE 



FORTY-FOURTH ANNUAL CONVENTION 



OF THE 



PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH 



IK THE 



STATE OF NORTM CiROLISA, 



HELD IN 



ST. PETER'S CHURCH, CHARLOTTE, 

On Wednesday May 9, Thursday May 10, Friday May 11, 
and Saturday May 12, 

i860. 



FAYETTEVILLE : 
PRINTED BY EDWARD J, HALE & SON, 

1860. 



LIST OF CLEHGY, 

IN THE DIOCESE OF NORTH CAROLINA, ENTITLED TO SEATS IN 
THE CONVENTION, MAY 1860. 

Right' Rev. Thomas Atkinson, D. D., Bishop, and President ex 
officio of the Convention. 

Rev. R. W. Barbee, Missionary in Wilkes and Ashe counties, 
and parts adjacent. 

Hev. Saj^iuel S. Barber, Assistant to the Rev. G. B. Wetmore. 

Rev. George Benton, Rector of Christ Church, Rockfish, Cum- 
berland county. 

Rev. Ch's T. Bland, Rector of St. Luke's Church, Lincolnton. 

Rev. B. S. Bronson, Rector of St. Thomas's, Windsor. 

Rev. Jarvis Buxton, Rector of Trinity Church, Asheville. 

Rev. Joseph Blount Cheshire, Rector of.Caivary Church, Taw- 
borough, and Trinity Church, Scotland Keck. 

Rev. M. Ashley Curtis, D. D., Rector of St. Matthew's Church, 
Hillsborough, and Missionary in parts adjacent. 

Rev. S. D. Davei.port, Rector of Calvary Church, Wadesboro'. 

Rev. R. B. Drane, D. D., Rector of St. James's Church, Wil- 
mington. 

Rev. Frederick FitzGerald, Assistant in St. Mary's School, 
and Editor of the "Church Intelligencer." 

Rev. E. M. Forbes, Rector of Christ Church, Elizabeth City. 

Rev. Edwin Geer, Rector of St. Peter's Church, Washington. 

Rev. Edward W. Gilliam, Deacon, Oxford, Granville county. 

Rev. Israel Harding, Deacon, Zion Cljurcb, Beaufort county, 
and Missionary in parts adjacent. 

Rev. Thos. G. IIaughton, Rector of St. Luke's Church, Salisbury. 

Rev. Francis W. Hilliard, Rector of Grace Church, Plymouth, 
and St. Luke's, Washington. 

Rev. WnxiAM Hodges, Rector of Immanuel Church, Warrenton. 

Rev. LuciAN Holmes, Deacon, Wilmington, and Missionary at 
Clinton, Sampson cjuiity. 

Rev. F. M. Hubbard, Professor in the University of I^. C. 

Rev. N. Collin Hughes, Pitt county. 

Rev. W". C. Hunter, Deacon, Missionary, Christ Church, New- 
bern. 

Rev. Jos. C. HusKK, Rector of St, John's Church, Fayetteville. 



Eev. Samuel I. Johnston, D. D., Rector of St. Paul's Church, 
Edenton. 

Eev. David Keer, Rector of St. Paul's Church, Louisburg. 

Rev. Fked'k J. LiGHTBouENE, Deacou, Church of the Saviour, 
Jackson, IS'orthampton county. 

Rev. R. S. Mason, D. D., Rector of Christ Church, Raleigh. 

Rev. R. H. Mason, residing in Morganton, as a Teacher. 

Rev. Daniel Morrelle, Deacon, Teacher, Wilmington. 

Rev. T. S. W. Mott, Editor of the '^Church Intelligencer," Ra- 
leigh. 

Rev. Joseph W. Murphy, Rector of St. David's Parish, Scu})- 
pernong, Washington county. 

Rev, George Patterson, Lake Chapel, and Missionary in Wash- 
ington county. 

Rev. H. H. Prout, Rector of St. John's Church, Williams bo- 
rough, and Holy Innocents, Henderson. 

Rev. S. C. Roberts, Rector of Grace Church, Morganton. 

Rev. W. W. Skiles, Deacon, Watauga county. 

Rev. Henry A. Skinner, Rector of St. Mary's Church, Gates- 
ville. 

Rev. A. Smedes, D. D., Rector of St. Mary's Scliool, Raleigh. 

Rev. W. E. Snowden, Rector of Holy Trinity, Hertford. . 

Rev. Lewis Taylor, residing in Granville county. 

Rev. D. D. Yan Antwerp, Rector of St. Paul's Church, Beaufort. 

Rev. Maurice H. Yaughan, Deacon, Christ Church, Elizabeth 
City. 

Rev. Jonathan A. Wainwrigiit, M. D., Rector of St. John's 
Church, Wilmington. 

Rev. A. A. Watson, Rector of Christ Church, ]S'ewbern. 

Rev. Geo. B. Wetmore, Rector of St. Philip's Church, Mocks- 
ville, and Missionary in parts adjacent. 

The Rev. Messrs. Benton, Buxton, Hubbard, Hughes, John- 
ston, Lightbourne, Mott. and Taylor, were n^t present at this 
Convention. 



LAY DELEGATES, 

*S. L. Fremont, ") 

*W L DeRosset, I g^ j^^^,g Church, Wilmington. 

J. A. WiLLARD, j 

S. J. Person, J 

R. H. Cowan, "i 

H NuTT, ^Alternates. 

J, J. LiPPITT, I 

H. W. BURGWYN, J 

RcssEL Chapman, ^ 

*M ATTHEW Weddell, ( ^^ ^hurch, Tawborough . 

^Joseph H. Bowditch, ( ^ 

H. B. Bryan, J 

R. T. HosKiNS, ) 

E. D. McNair, y Alternates. 

GtEO. W. Whitfield, ) 

Dr. James Calloway, ^ 

*James B. Gordon, ! g^ p^^^^ Church, Wilkesborough. 

*Ransom Hickerson, 

*James Gwyn, J 

"^By. L. G. Jones, ^ 

*?'; J-,^^-^^^^^^^^^^ 1st. Peter's Church, Charlotte. 

*Col. W. WILLIA3IS, f 

=^Jo'hn Wilkes, J 

James C. Davis, 



W^iLLiAM J. Potter, ( g^^ p^^^^^ Church, Beaufort. 

James H. Taylor, | 

Dr. M. F. Arendell, J 

R. S. Hall, ^ 

Isaac Ramsay, 1 vhernates. 

Henry Rager, | 

Dr. W. Cramer, J 

*Thomas H. Wright,^ 

*A. J. DeRosset, ' g^ j^^^^^,^ Church, Wilmington. 

A. H. YanBokkelin, 

James Anderson, J 

A. A. Brown, ^ 

*James G^BURR, I. Alternates. 

Thos W. Brown, { 

E. A. Keith, J 

W. E. Troy, 1 

*Dr. W. G. Jones, I ^^^ Church, Wadesborough. 

R. i. Hall, I 

Wm. M. Hammond, J 

S. S. Arnold, ^ 

R.H. Battle, I Alternates. 

Augustus Shepherd, j 

Dr. T. C. Hall, J 



W. T. Johnson, M. J)., 

Thomas White, t o^ i> p ni, v t • v 

John B. Yarborough, l^^*- ^^^^ ' ^^''''^> Louisburg. 

James H. Yarborough, 

Robert J. Shaw, ^ 

John Neal, . ,^ 

W. K. Barham, [Alternates. 

James J. Minitree, j 

*Thomas G. Walton, ) 

*W. M. Walton, ! ^ ni, t. ivr 

* James Avery, \ ^'^"^ ^^^'^^^ Morganton. 

E. E. Greenlee, J 

John Collet, ^ 

Cis: Brown, [Alternates. 

Dr. W. A. Collet, J 
*Hon. John H. Bryan, ^ 

*GeORGE W. MoRDECAI, nv-i.ni. i, t) i • v 

*Hon, D. M. Barbinger, l^^"'* ^^''"'^' ^'■^''S^- 

"^Kemp p. Battle, j 

*Josiah Collins, Sr. ^ 

Josiah Collins, Jr., q. -r» • jj -n • \. a 

David G. Coward, p'' ^^^"^ ^ ^^"'^' Scuppernong. 

E. C. Brabble, J 

Charles L. Pettigrew, "| 

Williams. Pettigrew, I Au.rj,.tes 

William A. Spruill, ^ Alternates. 

Hardy Harbison, J 

Joseph Bonner, ^ 

John J. PvOWLAnd, ! ^.^ m. > tni, v -d ^i. 

John H. Archbell, ^t- Thomas's.Chureh, Bath. 

Horace G. Hilton, J 
Benj. F. Styron, ^ 
Bazil W. Hodges, { .li. 
W-M.Gaylard, '[Alternates. 

John Pilly, Sr., J 
W. J. Ellison, "j 

Wm. E. DeIhll, ^^^- P^^<^^''^ Church, Washington. 
John R. Rufpin, J 
Jas. H. McClure, 



Immanuel Church, Warrenton. 



Edmund S. HoYT, I Alternates 
Fred'k Hardin, [ Alternates. 

Alfred Stanly, J 

Wm. Eaton, Jr., 

Jos. B. Batchelor, 

S. P. Arrington, 

Thos. a. Montgomery, 

John T. Williams 

Pr. T. E. Wilson, 



V AlternateB. 



Chas. T. Haigh, ^ 

*Edw'd Lee WiNSLOW, o^ t t, > nu x, t7 XX -n 

*W. N. TiLLiNGHAST, \ ^^^ Jo^n s Ohurch, Fayettevlle. 
*Lieut. F. WiNSLOw, J 
John A. AYilliams, ^ 

*K s/^IWh, \ ^^'''^ ^^''''^^ Rockfish. 

E. Morgan, J 
*Pr. Thos. D. Warren, ^ 

John Thompson, o. -n r ni, i v^ * 

John Skinner, ^^*- ^^''^ ' ^^""''^'^ ^^^"^*^"- 

*T. L. Skinner, 

Dr. L. P. Warren, ^ 

Wm. Badham, Jr., 1 . 1^ 

Wm. C.Wood, ^ Alternates. 

Thos. Thompson, J 
Dr. F. J. Hill, ^ 

*Thos Httt ' ' ' ^^' ^^i'tliolo™6w's Church, Pittsboroiigh. 

*Thos. R. Emery, J 

John Manning, 

John H. Haughton, . a Upmates 
N. M. Hill, ^Alternates. 

Dr. Ihrie, 

John Wimbish, 

John T. Thomas, j- St. John's Church, Williamshorough 

^Leonard Henderson, 
John Rice, ^ 

*r O Tarrh ' ^^^" Andrew's Church, Rowan. 
Wm. Barber, J 
William Correll, 1 

*WlLLTAM HeATHMAN, » ^ . 

n. n.^ T> > Alternates. 

Carter Kice, | 

Joseph MacKnight, J 

John McC. Boyle, 

W. A. Littlejohn, 

F. F. Fagan, 
Wm. a. Hardison, 
B. J. Spruill, 

Dr. W. W. Ward, . ,, ,, , . 

S. H. MacRae, r Alterna. 

Dr. B. F. Fessenden, 
*Jas. W. Patton, 

Nicholas W. Woodfin, , m • ., -n-. t. a v mi 
Leicester Chapman, 1^ Trinity ^Church, Asheville. 

Chas. Richard, 

*Oliver T. Taylor, ) o^ t ^ nL -l t^-xx ir o • 
Oeorge W. Kittrell, J ^^- '^^^"^ ' ^^'"''^' ^^*'"" ' ^'^''''-'- 



Grace Church, Plymouth. 



Trinity Church, Scotland Neck. 



Christ Church, Newbern. 



St. Luke's, Lincolnton 



Alternates 



St. Luke's, Salisbury, 



Alternates. 



R. H. Smith, 

*P. E. Smith, 

*Dr. B. F. Halsby, 

J- N. Smith, 

Jacob Gooding, 

Edw'd Mallett, 

Peter Rn.'Es, M. D 

* Henry Bryan, 

*L. E. Thompron, 

♦H. W. Guion, 

V. A. MacBee, 

Br. J. M. Richardson 

J. F. HoKS, ] 

W. J. HoKE, I 

*MosEs W Jarvis, \ 

William Murphy, [ 

*Chas. F. Fisher, 

^William Locke, J 

Samuel R. Harrison, ') 

John M. Coffin, [ ^^ 

Rich'd Harrison, f 

Luke Blackmer, J 

I)r. Thos. S. Duffy, 

Champ T.N.Davis, 

Dr. Colin W. Leventhorpe, 

James O'Hanlon, 

Fred'k Grist, 

Jos. H. Laughinghouse, 

Henry Harding, 

Bryan Grimes, 

Alderson Ellison, 

James Roach, 

V/m. H. Ellison, 

*Calvin Cox, 

S. F. Patterson, 

Edw'd W. Jones, 

Dr. M. T. Locke, 

E. P. Miller, 

Dr. W. W. Scott, 

Jos. C. Norwood, 

*Dr. W. R. Holt, 

Jesse Hargrave, [ Church of the Redemption, Lexinoton 

Dr. W. D. Lindsay,) 

*Hou. W. H. Battle,^ 

*A. Mickle, 

Dr. W. P. Mallett, 

*Prof. H. H. Smith, 

G. B. Johnston, ) 

G. P. Bryan, j 



St. John's Parish, Rutherfordton. 



Trinity Parish, Beaufort County. 



St. Paul's Church, Swift Creek, Craven Co. 



St. James's Church, Lenoir, Caldwell County. 



Alternates. 



I 



Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Kill. 



Alternates. 



Alternates. 



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O. H. FoSTIiR, ") 

S. L. Brodie, y Holy Innocents, Henderson. 

Pro. E. a. Jon.^.s, ) 
Jos. H. Pool, ^ 

Dr^S if G^R^CB h^^^^is^ CKurcli, Elizabeth City. 

K. B. Creecy, ' J 

John M. Matthews, 

W. F. Martin, 

J. G. Ehringhaus, 

Frank Vaughn, 

D^fIn^b'ge;, } C'^"-'' «f the Redeemer, Shelby. 

Henry A. Taylor, ^ 

f^tT.Gr^^^;, M. D. f St. Stephen's Church, Oxford. 

Lewis Taylor, J 

Dr. H. Butt, ^ 

Tf«^«t^f p^'- Crawford, ^g^ j j^ , ^^ ^^ p^^.^^^^,^ (.^^.j, 

Jesse J. Robinson, ( ^ 

Dr. J. J. De La Hay, J 

Charles W. Bonner, ") 

Bryan T. Bonner, I ,, ,, a Alternates. 

C. C. Archbell, f 

C. D. Crawford, J 

Geo. Mills, ^ 

*fBw'JGAKB^EH, ^t. James's Church, Iredell County. 

*Franklin Mills, J 

George Rose, 

John Gardner, [ ,, ,, a Alternates. 

Andrew Mills, 

George F. Mills, 

^Robert J. M. Barber, ^ 

IX B. Wood, M. D., ( ^^^-^^ ^^^^^^ ^^^^^ 

"*- Thomas Barber, | ' 

*JuLius A. Neely, J 

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Matthew Barber, J 
B. S. Skinner, ^ 

John SkTnbk, JH"'? T-''^' Hertford. 
John L. Newby, J 



Jacob F. Barber, 

John W. Turner, i Alternates 
James Barber, ^Alternates 



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William T. Sutton, ) 

Dr. Turner Wilson, I q, ^, , ,,, , ^,. , 

P. H. Winston I 1 nomas s Church, \V incisor. 



W. a. Parker, 

Thomas Euffin, "| 

Cadwallader Jones 

P. C. Cameron ' ' ^^ Matthew's Church, Hillsborough 

^Thos. B. Hill, j 

Alanson Alligood, ^ 

Henry L. Harvey 

O. H. P. Tankard r^^on Parish, Beaufort County. 

A. N. Cutlar, ' j 

J. W.L.Harvey,! 

G-iles Cutlar, I . , 

N. 0. Eborn, ^ Alternates. 

C. A. Cutlar, j 

John C. Lamb ) 

A. S. "Williams 1 ^'^^^^^'^^ ^^ ^^^^ Advent, Williamston. 

Jesse Noble, ^ 

William A. Pugh ' 

Guilford W. Cox,' <^^' ^^^^^'^ Church, Pitt. 

Levi A. Mewborn, J 

Richard L. Noble, \ 

Lemuel H. Mewborn, f Alternates. 

Simon B. Kilpatrick, j 

Thomas H. Howey, } ^^- -^^^^'® Church, Wilmington. 

Frederick J. Moore, ] , ,, 

*Will. a. Williams, j ^^^ternates. 

L. Bingham, 

Di 

M 

Hon. George Howard, 

*J. B. pJdcliffe, \^^- Timothy's Church, Wilson 

E. Prentiss Tuck, 

Rich'd Washington, 

li. A. TV^hitfield I 

G. W. Collier ' ' ^^" Stephen's Church, Golclsborough. 

Br. E. H. Goelet, J 

*James M. Palmer, ") 

J. A. Washington, [ Alternates. 

G. V. Strong, j ' 

Br. W. G. Micks, ) 

Gabriel Holmes, ■[ St. Paul's Church, Clinton. 

*Wm. W. Sellers, ) 

Those raarked [*] were present and took seats as Members of the Conventior. 



5INGHAM, ^ 

J. W. Jones, I St. Philip's Church, Mocksville. 
A. BovE, j ^ 



JOURNAL 



ST. PETER'S CHURCH, CHARLOTTE, 

May 9th, 1860. 

This being the day and place for the meeting of the Forty- 
Fourth Annual Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church 
in the Diocese of JSTorth Carolina, the Bishop of the Diocese, 
with the attending Clergy and Laity, assembled in St. Peters 
Church, Charlotte, for the purpose of organizing the Convention. 

The Secretary of the last year called the list of Clergy enti- 
tled to seats in the Convention, and the list of Delegates from 
Churches that had appointed Delegates to this Convention. The 
following Clergymen appeared present: 

The Rt. Rev. Thomas Atkinson, D. D., Bishop of the Diocese. 
Rev. R. W. Barber. Rev. Charles T. Bland. 

" Jos. Blount Cheshire. " S. D. Davenport. 



E. M. Forbes. " Edwin Geer. 

Tho's G. Haughton. " Francis W. Hilliard. 

William Hodges. " Joseph C. Huske. 

David Kerr. " R. H. Mason. 

George Patterson. " H. H. Prout. 

" S. C. Roberts. " W. W. Skiles. 

" H. A. Skinner. " D. D. Yan Antwerp. 

" Maurice H. Yaughan. " Jona. A. Wainwright. 
" W. C. Hunter. 



And of the Laitv the followino- Delegates answered to their 
names as entitled to seats: 

Thomas H. Wright, A. J. DeRosset, James G. Burr, Josiah 
Collins, Sen., Edward Lee Winslow, Lieut. F. Winslow, R. S. 
French, Thomas D. Warren, James W. Patton, Peter E. Smith, 
Leonard Henderson, James Avery, James B. Gordon, S. L. Fre- 
mont, W. L. DeRosset, John Wilkes, Dr. L. G. Jones, Dr. J. 
M. Davidson, W. A. Williams. 

The Convention was declared, by the President, duly organ- 
ized. 



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The President appointed the following to compose the Com- 
mittee ou the Admission of New Congregations: Rev. Messrs. 
Joseph C. iluske rnd E. M. Forbes, of the Clergy, and Dr. A. 
J. DeRosset of the Laity. 

On motion, the Convention took a recess for Morning Service. 

Morning Prayer was said by the Rev. Mr. Clieshire, assisted 
by the Rev. Rob't B. Croes, of the Diocese of New York. The 
Ante-Communion Service was said by the Bishop; the Epistle 
was said by the Rev. Mr. Geer; the Gospel was said by the 
Bishop; and a Convention Sermon was preached by the Rev. 
Mr. Geer, from the 87th Psalm, 1st and 2d verses. 

The Holy Communion was administered by the Bishop, as- 
sisted by the Rev. R. B. Croes, Rev. E. Geer, and the Rev. J. 
B. Cheshire. 

The collection was made (amounting to §42) in behalf of the 
Education Society. 

After Service, the Convention was called to order. 

On motion, the Rev. R. S. Mason, D. D., was declared elected 
President of the Convention. 

On motion, E. L. Winslow was unanimously elected the Sec- 
retary for the ensuing year. 

The Committee on the Admission of New Congregations 
made the following Report, which was accepted, and the reso- 
lutions appended thereto were unanimously adopted: 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE ADMISSION OF NEW CON- 
GREGATIONS. 

Applications for admission into union with this Convention iiave been made 
by the following Congregations, viz: St. .John's Parish. Wilmington; Calvary 
Church, Henderson County, and the Church of the Redeemer, Shelby, Cleveland 
County. The papers submitted by these Parishes respectively, having been ex- 
amined and found Canonical, the Committee recommend their admission. 

.]. C. HUSKE, Ch'n. 

Resolved, That St. John's Parish, Wilmington, be admitted into union with 
this Convention. 

Resolved, That Calvary Church, Henderson County, be admitted into union 
with this Convention. 

Resolved, That the Church of the Redeemer, Shelby, Cleveland County, be 
admitted into union witli this Convention. 

On motion, the Convention adjourned to Thursday morning, 
9 o'clock. 



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EveniDg Prayer was said by the Rev. F. W. Hilliard, assist- 
ed by the Eev. R. H. Mason. A Sermon preached by the Rev. 
E. M. Forbes. 



Thursday, Mat 10. 

The Bishop being absent, the Chair was taken by the Rev. 
R. S. Mason, D. D., the President of the Convention, who called 
the House to order. 

Prayer was said by the President. 

The Minutes of yesterday were read and found correct. 

Rev. Messrs. S. S. Barber, R. B. Drane, D. D., M. Ashley 
Curtis, D. D., E. W. Gilliam, Israel Harding, Lucian Holmes, R. 
S. Mason, D. D., Joseph W. Murphy, and A. A. Watson, Cleri- 
cal members of the Convention, appeared and took their seats. 

On motion, 

Kesolved, That ajl Clergymen of this Church not entitled to seats as members 
of the Convention, all Candidates for Orders in this Diocese, and all members of 
the General Convention of this Church and all members of Diocesan Conven- 
tions, be admitted to honorary seats in this Convention. 

Under this resolution, Rev. Robert B. Croes, of the Diocese 
of ]N"ew York, took a seat. 
On motion. 

Resolved, That Mr. Fremont, a Delegate from St. John's Church, Wilming- 
ton, be excused from further attendance on the sessions of this Convention. 

Resolved, That the daily sessions of the Conveniion be from 9 o'clock A. M. 
until 12} o'clock, and from 4 in ihe afternoon. 

On motion, the Convention adjourned to 4 o'clock P. M. 

Morning Prayer was said by the Rev. R. W. Barber. Ser- 
mon preached by the Rev. W. Hodges, from the 28th chapter 
of Deuteronomy, 1st verse. 

4 o'clock p. m. 

The Convention met pursuant to adjournment, and was called 
to order by the Bishop, who took the Chair. 

The f)llowing Standing Committees were appointed by the 
Bishop: 

Committee on the Stale of the Church — Rev. Messrs. R. S. 
Mason, D. D., J. Bloui.t diieshire, M. Ashley Curtis, D. D., 
Edwin Geer, and Wiiliani Hodires. 



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Comriiittee on Finance — Eev. Messrs. R. B. Drane, D. D., 
and D. D. Yan Antwerp, of the Clergy; Dr. Thomas H. Wright, 
Dr. Thomas D. Warren, and George W. Mordecai, of the Laity. 

Committee on Canons — Rev. Messrs. A. A. Watson, H. H. 
Prout, and F. W. Hilliard, of the Clergy; Hon. John H. Bryan 
and Hon. W. H. Battle, of tiie Laity. 

Committee on Elections — Rev. Messrs. R. W. Barber and J. 
W. Murphy, of the Clergy; Peter E. Smith, of the Laity. 

Committee on Un finished Business — Rev. Messrs. C. T. Bland 
and Geo. Patterson, of the Clergy; A. W. Burton, of the Laity. 

The Bishop then read his Annual Address, which, on motion, 
was referred to the committee on the State of the Church: 

Brethren of the Clergy and Laity: 

Meeting again in Annual Convention as we do, 
to consult together on the best means of spreading the Gospel 
of Christ, and building up His Church in this Diocese, we are 
bound to acknowledge the goodness of God in His dealings with 
us during the past year, and the many causes of encourage- 
ment in our labors which His providence, as well as His word, 
presents to us. Our work is progressing, and it is difficult to 
say how rapid would be its progress, were we as true to Him as 
He is gracious to us. 

To our mutual congratulations at this Annual re-union of 
friends and brethren so widely separated during the rest of the 
year, there is, on this occasion, one painful drawback; we have 
lost one of the very best and most beloved of our number. 
The Rev. Henry F. Greene, who for six years was so favorably 
known to the Church in North Carolina by his gentle manners, 
his affectionate nature, his deep devotion, and his abundant 
and self-sacrificing labors, has been, in the mysterious provi- 
dence of God, while still a young man, removed from the 
Ministry of the Church on earth, into the more immediate 
presence, as we may joyfully and confidently believe, of the 
gracious Master, whom he so lovingly served in his station here 
below. He had been my friend and fellow-laborer in Balti- 
more, and came to this Diocese soon after I was made its 
Bishop. His first Parish was Newbern, where he gave him- 
self to the work of building up the Church, and especially of 
ministering to the poor and ignorant, with such disregard, not 
only of ease and comfort, but even of health and strength, that 



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in less than four years Le was compelled to resign it, because 
of physical inability to perlbrm the duties of his charge. Such 
prodigality- of his powers was a generous error, but deeply to 
be deplored for the Church's sake, as well as that of his 
family. He was afterwards, for a short time, Minister of the 
Church at Morganton, where his health again tailed him. He 
sought recovery by spending some months in Florida, but was 
never again able to take a Parish. Last Summer he opened a 
school in Morganton, but this v/as evidently too laborious for 
him, and for his own sake, as weil ;!s because of my high esti- 
mate of his intelligence, culture, judgment and piety, I ob- 
tained his consent to become Editor of the "Church Intelli- 
gencer," a paper wliich, as you know, has recently been com- 
menced in Raleigh, under the encouragement of the Bishops of 
the ten most Southern Dioceses. Before the issue of the first 
number of this paper, "he was not, for God had taken him." 

During the j^ear, we have lost by removal from the Diocese 
the Rev. John L. Gay, the Rev. Reginald H. Murpliy, and the 
Rev. John T. Wheat, D. D., the first having been transferred 
to the Diocese of Delaware, the second to that of Maryland, 
and tlie third, so long an eminent Presbyter among us, to the 
jurisdiction- of the Missionary Bishop of the South-weat. 

I have received into the Diocese, the Rev. Frederick J. 
Lightbourne, Deacon, by letters diraissory from the Provisional 
Bishop of JS^ew York. The Rev. Sherrod M. Kennerley, of 
the Diocese of Georgia, has been elected to the Rectorship of 
Trinity Church, and has labored in it for eight months, but 
from some cause v»'hich I am unable to explain, I have not yet 
received his letters of transier. 

There have been added to the list of Clergy by Ordination, 
three Deacons, the Rev. Maurice H. Yaiighan, the Rev. Ed- 
ward Winslov/ Giliiam, and the Rev. William C. Hunter. 

During the last Convention, I confirmed seven persons, con- 
secrated the new and beautiful Church at Goldsborough, and 
admitted to the order of Deacons, Mr. Maurice H. Yaughan. 
The Sermon on that occasion was preached by the Rev. A. A. 
Watson, and the Candidate presented by the Rev. Jarvis Buxton. 

May 9th, being the day of th3 adjournment of the Conven- 
tion, I went to Raleigh, and in the evening, in St. Mary's Cha- 
pel, preached and confirnied thirteen of the pupils of that In- 
titution. 



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May 22d, I baptised, in St. Paul's Church, Wilmington, seven 
children, of whom two were white, and five colored. 

May 24th, confirmed in private, a colored woman. 

25th, I officiated at a funeral. 

29th, I confirmed six persons in St. Paul's Church, Wilming.- 
ton, all colored. 

June 5th, I baptised in the same Church a colored child. 

8th, I married in the same, a couple of colored persons. 

12th, I baptised in private, a colored child. 

June 30th, at Summerville, in Brunswick county, I preached, 
baptised two white infants, and administered the Holy Com- 
munion. 

July 3d, at St. Paul's, Wilmington, I baptised five colored 
children. 

July 7th, I preaclied and administered the Communion at 
Gaston, in a building recently purchased, and appropriated, 
according to the usages, to the worship of God, and in which a 
congregation has been organized, and is ministered to by the 
Kev. Mr. Lightbourne. We owe this advance mainly to the 
Christian zeal and liberality of a gentleman in the neighbor- 
hood, whose benefactions had been previously very useful in 
encouraging the bniiding of Churches in other places, and who 
now thought it his duty to provide one for himself and his 
neighbors. 

On the 9th, I had the pleasure of meeting at Warrenton with 
the Rev. Messrs. Cheshire and Hubbard, besides the Eector of 
the Church. On that evening Mr. Cheshire preached. 

10th, in the morning Mr. Hubbard preached, and 1 confirm- 
ed nine persons, and afterwards a tenth in private. In the af- 
ternoon Mr. Cheshire again preached. 

11th, in the morning, I preached, and admitted to the Holy 
Order of Deacons Mr. Edward Winslow Gilliam. The candi- 
date was presented by the Rev. Mr. Hodges. 

13th, I preached at Henderson. 

14th, at Williamsborough, and in the afternoon of that day, 
the new Deacon, Mr. Gilh'am. On the same day, I baptized 
an infant child of the Rector of the Church, tlie Rev. Mr. Prout. 

16th, at Oxford, in the morning, Mr. Gilliam, and in the 
evening, Mr. Prout. 

17th, I preached twice at Oxford, baptised an intant, and ad- 
ministered tihe Communion. 



19th, at Louisbiirg, I preached twice, and administered the 
Communiou. 

21st and 22d, in Charlotte, I preached each day. 

24th, at Lincohiton, I preached twice, and confirmed three 
persons. 

26th, at Shelby, I preached twice and confirmed one person. 

28th, at Rutherfordton, I preached morning and night. This 
Church has still no Minister of its own, but is served one Sunday 
in each month by the Rev. Mr. Buxton. The congregation is 
small, but it numbers among its members some persons of ex- 
traordinary zeal, and when there shall be a resident Minister, 
or even more frequent services than Mr. Buxton can consistently 
with his other duties give them, it can hardly fail to grow. 

30th, I consecrated Calvary Church, in Henderson County, 
preaching on that occasion. There were present of the Clergy, 
the Rev. Dr. Hanckel, Messrs. Reed, KeithandDavis, of South 
Carolina, and Mr. Buxton of our own Diocese, who all took 
part in the services, in the course of which the Holy Commu- 
nion was administered. 

The Church, which is a handsome one, of brick, was built by 
some gentlemen from South Carolina, who have summer resi- 
dences near it, and who design it not for their ow^n convenience 
merely, but for the benefit of a populous and improving neigh- 
borhood in which regular Church services are likely, with 
God's blessing, to accomplish immense good. 

31st, I preached again in Calvary Church. On both oc- 
casions the congregations were very encouraging, both in num- 
ber and propriety of deportment. 

It is a gratifying fact, and full of hope for the future, that in 
Henderson County, the very frontier of our Diocesan eflbrts, 
there are now^ three Churches completed, one in the process of 
erection, and a fifth about to be built. 

August 2d, I preached at St. John's in the Wilderness. 

4th, I preached at St. PauFs in the Yalley, confirmed four 
persons, and baptized two infants, one of them in private. 

5th, P. M., at Asheville, Mr. Prout preached. 

6th, P. M., I preached and confirmed three persons. 

7th, I again preached, and administered the Holy Commu- 
nion. Sermons were on the same day delivered in the same 
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Church by the Rev. Mr. Front to the colored congregation, and 
by Eev. Mr. T. F. Davis, Jr., of S. C, to the whites. 

On the 8th, I went on to Beersheba, attended the meeting of 
the Trustees of the University of the South. 

It gives me pleasure to say that the most sanguine hopes 
which I at least, have ever entertained of that noble enterprise, 
seem now likely to be far transcended. The locality when ex- 
amined, justifies the judgment of those who urged its adoption. 
The applications for means for its establishment have thus far, 
been met with a liberality which does honor to the South, and 
the system of study and discipline already sketched out, al- 
though susceptible perhaps of still greater improvement, is yet 
such as to indicate a very just, because a very exalted view of 
what education is, and the purpose to secure for our own youth, 
such a training in mind and heart as no institution on our 
Continent, if any where else, now alFords. I believe that it 
will be to any man, when he comes to review his life, and to 
prepare for his account, a source of deep joy and gratitude tl^at 
he was enabled to take part in furthering such a work as this, 
a^id I trust that the Churchmen of North Carolina and its other 
public-spirited and patriotic citizens will be found willing to 
contribute when applied to, according to their means, nay be- 
yond their means, towards its accomplishment. 

On my return, in company with the Eev. Mr. Glenn ie, of S. 
C, we spent Sunday in Xnoxville, Tennessee, where in the 
morning I preached in the place of my excellent brother, Mr. 
Humes, and in the afternoon Mr. Glennie performed the same 
service for him. 

On the 18th, T preached again at Asheville. 

20th, at Morgarton, Mr. Buxton preached. 

21st, i Ordained in the Church at that place, the Eev. Stephen 
Chester Eoberts, Priest, th.e candidate being presented by Mr. 
Greeue, who with Messrs. Buxton and R. 11. Mason united in 
the lay^'og on of hands. I preached the sermon. At afternoon 
service, Mr. Mason preached, and in tlie evening 1 again 
preached and confirmed three persons. In the morning I also 
baptized an infant. 

23d, at Lenoir, I preached, and administered tlie Holy Com- 
munion. 

25ib, at Yalle Crucis, I performed both these offices, and 
also confirmed five persons. 



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26th, I preached at the Grove, in Caldwell Co. 

29tb, at Wilkesborongh, I preached twice, confirmed nine 
persons, and administered the Communion. 

30th, I preached and administered the Communion at 
Gwjn's Cbapel. 

Sept. 3d, I preached at Galloway's Chapel, in Rockingham 
county. 

4th, at Leaksville, I preached twice, confirmed four persons, 
and administered the Holy Communion. 

7th, I preached at Milton. 

During the month of October, I attended the Meeting of the 
General Convention in Richmond. The proceedings of that 
body and of the Board of Missions, which was in session at the 
same time, were of great interest, and of most favorable 
augury to the extension and prosperity of the Church. The 
discussions were animated, but harmonious and fraternal. The 
conclusions reached by a majority, were heartily acquiesced 
in by all. There was but little legislation, yet a good deal 
was practically accomplished in the way of giving increased 
efficiency to the Church in her glorious mission. 

Five Bishops were consecrated, of whom it is the least that 
can be said, that they enjoy universal confidence and respect, 
and a sixth of like character has since been added. Closely 
connected as we are with Texas and Arkansas, so many of our 
own flesh and blood residing in those States, so constant a 
stream of emigration pouring into them from our own, and the 
other older States of the South, it is not invidious to particu- 
larize the Bishops set over the Churches in those two great and 
growing commonwealths, and to express the gratification 
which all who know the men must feel, that the interests of 
Christ's kingdom in those important regions have been en- 
trusted to Chief Ministers, of such purity of purpose, of such 
zeal in their Master's cause, of such soundness of judgment, and 
of such ability to enforce and recommend God's Truth, as they 
possess. They have both given up many of the cherished 
blessings of life, to take charge of posts which they did not 
seek, but dared not decline, and I strongly feel that they are 
entitled to all the aid we can give, consistently with other 
duties, that their sacrifices may not be in vain. 

I desire, therefore, especially to recommend these Dioceses 
to your prayers and contributions. 



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Kov. 25th 5 1 coDsecrated St. Maiy's Chapel in Orange Coun- 
ty. The Rev. Dr. Curtis read the sentence of consecration. I 
preached the sermon. The building is a simple, but neat and 
durable structure of brick, very much needed in the place of 
the old and decayed Church, but which might not have been 
erected for years, if at all, had it not been for the zeal and lib- 
erality of a venerable lady in the congregation. 

In the evening of the same day, I preached at Hillsborough, 
and confirmed three persons. 

26th, I again preached in the same place. 

27th, in the morning, at Chapel Hill, in the Chapel of the 
Cross, I admitted Mr. William C. Hunter to the Order of Dea- 
cons, and the Rev. Silas D. Davenport to that of Priests, — the 
former being presented by the Rev. E. M. Forbes, the latter by 
the Rev. ]>Ir. Hubbard. The sermon was preached by the Rev. 
Dr. Gurt's. 

In the evening, I preached in the same Church, and con- 
firmed five persons. 

28th, the newly ordained Deacon, who had accompanied me 
to Pittsborough, preached there in the evening. 

29th, I preached there twice, and confirmed one person. 

30th, at St. Mark's, Deep River, 1 preached, and adminis- 
tered the Holy Communion. 

Dec. 2d and 4th, I preached three times at Fayetteville, ad- 
ministered the Communion, and confirmed five persons. 

On the 3d, I preached at Rockfish. 

1S60, JanV 29th, I preached twice at Salisbury, administered 
the Communion, and confirmed eleven persons. 

30th, at Christ Church, Rowan County, I preached, and con- 
firmed two persons. 

31st, at Statesville, I preached in the Court House, and con- 
firmed one person. 

Feb'y 2d, at Lexington, I preached in the Methodist Church, 
which was very kindly placed at my service, our own not being 
yet finished. On this occasion I confirmed two persons. 

3d, I preached at tlie Company's Shops, on the Central Road. 

4th and 5th, I preached three times in Christ Church, Ra- 
leigh, administered the Communion, and confirmed six persons. 
I also attended service at St. Mary's Chapel in that City, and 
addressed the Pupils of the School, — a School which I am glad 
to say continues to flourish, as it so well deserves to do. 



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21st, I celebrated a marriage between two colored persons in 
St. Paul's Church, Wilmington. 

29tb, I met, at Kinston, the E,ev. Messrs. Watson and Hun- 
ter. Mr. Watson preached in the evening. 

March 1st, I consecrated St. Mary's Church in that village. 
The building has been erected a number of years, but the con- 
secration was postponed on account of some claims to its use 
adverse to our own absolute control of it; but these claims be- 
ing now removed, the building has been enlarged and very 
handsomely repaired and adorned, and is now solemnly set 
apart for the worship of Almighty God according to the disci- 
pline and Kitual of our Church. Mr. Hunter, who is laboring 
here by my appointment, has much to encourage him. In the 
service of the day, he read the sentence of consecration, I 
preached the sermon, and, with the assistance of Mr. Watson, 
administered the Holy Communion, and also baptized a child. 

2d, at Beaufort, Mr. Hunter preached in the morning and I 
at night, when I also confirmed two persons. 

3d and Irth, I preached three times in ]N"ewbern, adminis- 
tered the Communion, and confirmed five persons. 

5th, at Swift Creek Bridge, I preached, administered the 
Communion, and confirmed five persons. Here it is proposed 
to build a Church, tlie congregation, under the assiduous and 
acceptable labors of the Rev. Mr. Harding, having very much 
strengthened. 

6th, at Pugh's Chapel, I performed the same services, con- 
firming two persons. 

7th, at Trinity, Beaufort County, I again preached, celebra- 
ted the Communion, and confirmed eight persons. 

8th, at St. John's, Durham's Creek, I preached, and admin- 
istered the Communion. 

9th, at Bath, I performed these ofiices, and also confirmed 
six persons. 

10th, at Pantego, I preached, and administered the Com- 
munion. 

11th and 13th, at Washington, I preached three times, ad- 
dressed separately the colored congregation, administered the 
Communion, and confirmed eleven persons. 

During the intermediate day, I visited the Church at Zion 
and performed the same services, preaching once, and confirm- 
ing one person. 



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14:th, at Greenville, Mr. Kennerly baptized an adult in the 
morning, Mr. Geer preached, and I administered the Commu- 
nion. In the evening, I preached, and confirmed two persons. 

15th and 16th, I preached three times at Tawborougli, and 
confirmed two persons. 

18th, preached twice at Scotland Keck, and confirmed five 
persons. 

20th, preached in the morning at Halifax, and in the evening 
in Mr. H. K. Burgwyn's Chapel, confirming there six servants. 

21st, preached twice at Jackson, and administered the Com- 
munion. 

22d, P. M., preached at Murfreesborough, and confirmed one 
person. 

24th, preached at Woodvilie, in Bertie County. 

25th, preached twice in Windsor, and confirmed three persons. 

26th and 27th, preached twice at Williamston, and adminis- 
tered the Communion. 

28th and 29th, I preached four times at Pl^^mouth, catechised 
the children of the Parish, administered the Communion, and 
confirmed ten persons. 

30th, at St. Luke's, Washington County, I preached, con- 
firmed one person, and administered the Communion. 

31st, in the evening, at the Lake Chapel, Mr. Hilliard 
preached, and I administeied the Communion to a very large 
number of members of the Church, almost all being slaves. 

A]jril 1st, in the morning, I preached at St. David's, con- 
firmed eight persons, and administered the Communion. In 
the evening, at the Lake Chapel, I again preached, and con- 
firmed five persons. 

3d, I preached twice at Gatesville, and administered the Holy 
Communion in the Methodist Church, which had been cour- 
teously '"Ifoi-ed us, our own being unfinished. 

4tb, I preached at Lassiter's Chapel, and confirmed one per- 
son. This Church has been in efiect built since my last visit. 
It had been a very sniall school-house. It is now, by addition 
and alteration, mainly, and perliaps entirely, at the expense of 
two individuals, converted into a plain but comfortable house 
of worship for tlie neighborhood. 

5th. R M., at Edenton, Mr. Hilliard baptized an adult, and 
preached. 



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6th, Good Friday, I preached, morning and evening, at Eden- 
ton, and Mr. Hilliard in tlie afternoon. At the third service I 
confirmed nineteen person?. 

7th, P. M., at Hertford, Mr. Snowden baptized an adult, and 
Mr. Hilliard preaclied. 

8tli, Easter Sunday, at the same place, I preached twice, con- 
firmed one person, and administered the Communion. 
9th, I preached at Woodville, in Perquimons County. 
lOti-i, at Elizabeth City, in the morning I preached, and ad- 
ministered the Communion. In the evening, Mr. Snowden 
baptized an adult, Mr. Hilliard preached, and I coiifirmed four 
persons. 

12th, P. M., at St. Mary's Chapel in Paleigh, I preached, 
and confirmed three persons, making sixteen confirmations du- 
ring the year in that School. 

13th, P. M., I preached in the Methodist Church at Wilson, 
and again, on the 14th, I preached in the same place, and bap- 
tized a child in private. 

15th, at Goldsborough, I preached twice, administered the 
Conimunion, and confirmed three persons. 

22d,I consecrated the Church in Smithville, which had been 
for many years used for public worship, l)ut from som.e ques- 
tion as to title, now happily settled, had not been before this 
time expressly and solemnly set apart for the service of God. 
The Kev. Dr. Wainwright read the sentence of consecration, I 
preached, and administered the Communion. In the afternoon, 
I again preached, and confirmed one person. 

29th, I preached in each one of the three Churches in Wil- 
mington, in which, by His blessing on much self-denying la- 
bor, and much large-hearted liberality, God is now woi'shipped 
according to the pure and primitive rites and usages of our 
branch of His Church, and His Gospel proclaimed, and His 
Sacraments administered as He hath commanded, and this 
Church hath received.' In the morning, I preached, and ad- 
ministered the Holy Communion at St. Paul's; in the afternoon 
I preached at St. John's, and at night preached at St. James's, 
and confirmed six persons, and on the next day one of the same 
congregation in private. It was with peculiar pleasure that I 
preached at St. John's, it having been opened for Divine Ser- 
vice a few weeks before. It was built by the congregation of 



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St. James, and is one of the frnits of the laborious and suc- 
cessful ministry of Dr. Drane, and one of the evidences of the 
patient zeal and distinguished liberality of his congregation. 
The building itself will seat about 600 persons, and although of 
course not so spacious as many in our country, is surpassed in 
beauty by very few. It was built from the designs, and in 
some degree under the direction, of Mr. Mills, and is itself a 
monument of the genius and taste which were lost to the Church 
by the recent death of that accomplished Architect. A con- 
gregation has been organized to worship in it, a vestry elected, 
and a Minister chosen. The Kev. Dr. Wainwright, late of St. 
Philip's, Smithville, has accepted the charge of this new and 
interesting field of labor, and the best wishes and prayers of all 
who love the Church must accompany him in these labors. 

On the evening of May 1st, I baptized an adult in St. Paul's, 
Wilmington, preached, and confirmed five persons. In this 
congregation I have confirmed, during the year, twelve persons. 

May 3d, P. M., at Mocksville, I preached, and confirmed 
three persons. 

4th, at Huntsville, I preached twice in a school-house, 
"where prayer is wont to be made," confirmed two persons, 
and administered the Holy Communion. This is, it is hoped, 
the beginning of a good work in this place. It is in the midst 
of a very fertile and beautiful country, with a dense population, 
and yet very scantily supplied with any of the ordinances of 
religion. In the village there is no place of worship, except 
the school-house to which I have referred. These deficiencies 
are beginning to be properly felt by the people of the place and 
of its neighborhood, and they have welcomed gladly the efforts 
of Messrs. Wetmore and Barber to administer to them statedly 
the aids and consolations of religion, and some of them at least 
are willing to do their part in providing for their own use, and 
that of their families, a house of God, in which He may be w^or- 
shipped with more solemnity and reverence, than is now pos- 
sible. So far as any of us can aid them in this, it would be a 
good work, thus to do. 

May 5th, I preached again at Mocksville, and administered 
the Holy Communion. 

6th, I pi'eached twice at St. Andrew's, Row^an County, to 
congregations too large to find a place in the Church. Here I 
confirmed two persons and administered the Communion. 



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7th, at St. James's, in Iredell County, the Rector, the Rev. 
Mr. Wetniore, baptized three adults and two children, and I 
preached, confirmed eight persons, and administered the Com- 
munion. 

I have thus during the last twelve months been enabled, not- 
withstanding some sickness, to preach on one hundred and 
twenty-two occasions which I have recorded, besides some 
sixty or seventy other occaiuons when at home in Wilmington, 
or out of the Diocese, which I have not recorded. 

I have administered the Communion in like manner, forty- 
five times, besides my ordinar}^ services at home. I have 
baptized one white adult, eleven white children, and twelve 
colored children, being twenty-four in all. 

I have ofiiciated at one funeral and two marriages, all of 
colored persons. 

I have ordained three Deacons, and two Priests at four 
services. 

I have consecrated five Churches, and confirmed two hun- 
dred and forty-seven persons, of whom forty-nine were colored. 
The number confirmed is considerably less than that of last 
year. It furnishes a subject of serious reflection to the Bishop, 
the Clergy, the fathers and mothers, and the members of the 
Church generally in the Diocese. As the Apostles at the last 
Supper, each should say ''Lord, is it I," who have even con- 
tributed to this declension. If we could hope that it resulted 
from a deepened sense of the solemn'ty of the Rite, and of the 
sacredness and comprehensiveness of the vows therein made, 
it would be a o:reat consolation. If on the other hand, it be 
owing to an unedifying example, a wordly spirit on the part of 
those already confirmed, the cause as well as the consequence 
would be most lamentable. If again, as is probable, it be a re- 
sult in some measure of the increased prosperity of the country, 
if as riches increase, men's hearts are set more and more upon 
them, if God's gifts more abundantly bestowed on us than here- 
tofore are used not to honor the Giver, nor to benefit others 
who are more needy, but to gratify covetousness and vanity, and 
the spirit of self-indulgence, then a state of things is beginning 
to develope itself among us, which the very mercy of God will 
induce Him to check by some visitation of His providence, a 
state of things which christian people must prove tTieir Faith 



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in God and Christ and Eternity, by setting themselves to op- 
pose, siiowing themselves more watchful, and self-denying, and 
zealous, for their Master, as the world around them becomes 
more careless, self-indulgent, and forgetful of God. 

The following changes have taken place in the fields of labor 
occupied by the Clergy in the Diocese: 

The Kev. Mr. Forbes, without resigning the charge of Christ 
Church, Eh'zabeth City, has been officiating in the Chapel of 
the Cross, Chapel Hill. In the mean time, the Kev. Maurice 
H. Yaughan has labored diligently and acceptably in Elizabeth 
City, under the supervision of the Rev. Mr. Snowden. The 
Rev. John L. Gay has resigned the charge of the Church of 
the Epiphany at Leaklville, and left the Diocese. The Eev. 
Stephen C. Roberts has resigned the charge of St. Paul's 
Church, Greenville, and Trinity Church, Beaufurt County, and 
accepted the Rectorship of Grace Church, Morganton, and St. 
James's, Lenoir. The Rev. Frederick FitzGerald has resigned 
the charge of St. Stephen's Church, Goldsborough, and St. 
Mark's, Halifax, and has become assistant to Dr. Sraedes, in 
St. Mary's School, Raleigh, and is also temporarily acting as 
Editor of the Church Intelligencer, the paper lately established 
at Raleigh. Goldsborough and Halifax are now vacant. The 
Rev. ]Sr. Collin Hughes, from what, I trust, is temporary feeble- 
ness of health, has resigned the care of St. Bartholomew's 
Church, Pittsborough, and is, until he shall be restored, w^ith- 
ont a charge. The place left vacant by him is not yet sup- 
plied. The Rev. Lucian Holmes has also left Pittsborough, 
and resides in Wilmington, prosecuting his studies, and per- 
forming Missionary duty at Clinton. The Rev. Daniel Morrelle 
also resides in Wilmington, and officiates under my direction 
in St. Paul's Church in that town. The Rev. Mr. Mott has re- 
signed St. Peter's Church, Charlotte, and is now one of the 
Editors of the Church Intelligencer. The Rev. Mr. Loring of 
the Diocese of Yerniont has been tem})orarily serving the 
Church in Charlotte. The Rev, Jonatlian A. Wainwright has 
resigned the charge of St. Philip's Church, Smithville, and ac- 
cepted that of St. John's, Wilmington. The Rev. E. W. Gil- 
liam has charge of the Church at Oxford. The Rev. W. C. 
Hunter, under the direction of Mr. Watson, of that in Kinston, 
and is also performing Missionary duty in Onslow County. The 



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many changes I have recorded are very undesirable, yet while 
it is impossible to prevent them, it would be in almost all in- 
stances, unjust to censure them. The Clergy very seldom 
leave their Parishes except from failure of health, or the want 
of that moderate maintenance which is all that they generally 
demand or expect, and more than they frequently receive. 
The former cause of removal no one can prevent; the latter is 
very much under the control of the Laitj^. 

The number of Clergy now in the Diocese is forty-five. 
The number of Candidates for Deacon's Orders is eight, viz: 
Luther Eborn, Angelo A. Benton, Robert Walker Anderson, 
John Jones Bishop, Edward Wooten, Bennet Smedes, Gerard 
Phelps, Thomas B. Hanghton. 

There are also eight Candidates for Priest's Orders, viz: Hen- 
ry A. Skinner, Maurice H. Yaughan, Edward Winslow Gilliam, 
William C. Hunter, Lucian Holmes, Robert Walker Anderson, 
Bennet Smedes, Angelo A. Benton. 

I have received notice, from their several Diocesans, of the 
deposition from the sacred Ministry, during the last twelve 
months, of the following persons, viz: Abel Nichols, late Pres- 
byter of the Diocese of Louisiana; J. T. Eaton, Presbyter, of 
Ohio; F. W. Clapp, Deacon, of Ohio; Louis Jansen, Presbyter, 
of Kentucky; Samuel L. Southard, Presbyter, of Western New 
York; A. D. Spalter, Deacon, of Massachusetts; Thomas Dunn 
Sleeper, of Western New York. 

I have several times in this Address referred to the "Church 
Intelligencer," the paper recently established in Raleigh. ^ It 
will be remembered that. at our last Convention a resolution 
was adopted to inquire into the expediency of establishing a 
Church Paper in this Diocese. On consultation with some of 
the other Southern Bishops at Sewannee last Summer, we 
thought that such a paper might be advantageously made use 
of in the ten most Southern Dioceses, both as a means of sus- 
taining the general interests of the Church in these Dioceses, 
and also as an organ for communicating information, and in- 
voking effort in behalf of the University of the South. Although 
the "Southern Episcopalian" is published in Charleston, and is 
conducted in the interest of the Church, with ability and with 
admirable christian courtesy and kindness, yet being issued 
only monthly, it was not thought to occupy the ground which 



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the proposed paper was designed to cover, which was therefore 
regarded as being vacant so tar as those Dioceses Avere con- 
cerned. The Bishops of those Dioceses having all met in Kich- 
mond at the late General Convention, authorized our beloved 
brother whom we have lately lost, the Kev. Henry F. Greene, 
who had been selected as the Editor of the paper, to announce 
their approbation of the plan, and their intention to use his 
sheets as vehicles of communication with their respective Dio- 
ceses. 

The lamented death of Mr. Greene occurred before the issue 
of the first Number. The Rev. Mr. Mott had become associat- 
ed with Mr. Greene in the Editorship, and on the death of the 
latter, the Eev. Mr. FitzGerald, at my instance and that of 
other friends of the enterprise, has taken charge temporarily of 
its management, and has, I am glad to find, given general sa- 
tisfaction to its patrons, so far as his department is concerned. 
Its mechanical execution, so far, cannot be praised, and must 
certainly be amended. In the mean time the number of its 
subscribers is rapidly increasing, and its success seems no longer 
questionable. 

THOMAS ATKINSON. 

Papers in relation to the formation of a nevv' Congregation, 
to be called St. James's Parish, Kittrell's Springs, were handed 
in, and, on motion, they were referred to the Committee on the 
Admission of New Congregations. 

On motion. 

Resolved, That a Committee be appointed, to consist of five members, to pre- 
pare a memorial to the Trustees of the University of North Carolina on the sub- 
ject of allowing the Students of the College to attend such places of worship as 
their parents may designate in writing to the Faculty of the College. 

The Committee consists of Rev. E. M. Forbes, Rev. R. S. 
Mason, D. D., of the Clergy; Messrs. Josiah Collins, Sen., A. 
J. DeRosset and Thos. G. Walton, of the Laity. 

On motion, 

Resolved, That the next Annual Convention of the Church in this Diocese be 
held in Christ Church, Newbern, on the 3d Wednesday in May 1861. 

The Committee on the Admission of New Concave oration 8 made 
the following Report, which was accepted, and the appended 
resolution adopted: 

The Committee on the Admission of New Congregations report: That the pa- 
pers referred to them, relating to the Parish of St. James's, Kittrell's Springs, 



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Granville County, have been examined and found according to the Canon, and re- 
commend the adoption of the appended resolution. 

J. C. HUSKE. 
Resolved, That St. James's Parish, Kittrell's Springs, be admitted into union 
with this Convention. 

On motion, the Convention adjourned to Friday morning, 9 
o'clock. 

Evening Prayer was said by the Rev. II. A. Skinner, assist- 
ed by the Rev. W. C. Hunter; a Sermon preached by the Rev. 
J. Blount Cheshire, from the 4th chapter of the Epistle of St. 
Peter, 2d and 3d verses. 



Friday, May 11. 

The Convention met pursuant to adjournment. 

Prayer was said by the Bishop. 

The Minutes of yesterday were read and approved. 

The Rev. Messrs. A. Smedes, D. D., .F. FitzGerald, W. E. 
Snowden and G. B. Wetmore, appeared and took their seats. 

On motion. 

Resolved, That the subject of the increase of the Relief Fund be referred to 
the Committee of Finance. 

Parocliial Reports were handed in, and referred to the Com- 
mittee on the State of the Church: 

EFFORT of tJie Rev. R. W. Bcrrher, Musionary in Wilkes, Iredell 
and Yadkin Counties. 

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, AYILKESBOROUGH. 

Baptism — White Infant, 1 
Confirmations — White 6, colored 3, 9 
Communicants — Number last year, white 8, colored 2; 
added by first Communion, white 2, colored 3; pre- 
sent number, white 10, colored 5, 15 
Marriage — Colored, 1 
Funerals — Colored, 2 
Contributions — Diocesan Missions, $8 00 
Bishop's salary, 6 00 
Rehef Fund, ' 1 75 
Church Building Society, 4 85 
Parochial objects, 4 75 

$25 35 



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aWYN'S CHAPEL, WILKES COUNTY. 

Baptism — White Infant, I 
Catechumens — White, !()• 
Communicants — Number last year, white 9, colored 2; 
added by first Communion, white 3; present num- 
ber, white 12, colored 2, 14 
Contributions — Diocesan Missions, S17 00 
Bishop's salary, 14 00 
Relief Fund, 3 25 
Foreign Missions, 5 00 
Church Building Society, 6 85 
Parochial objects, 11 80 
Education Fund, 4 00 
Other objects, 5 20 

$67 10 

UNION GROVE, IREDELL COUNTY. 

Baptisms — Infant, white 3, colored 3, 6 

Communicants — Number last year 2; added by first Com- 
munion 1, lost by removal 1: present number 2 

BUCK SIIOaLS, YADKIN COUNTY. 

Communicants — White, (same as last year,) 3 

RICHMOND HILL, YADKIN COUNTY. 

Communicants — White, number last year 9; lost by re- 
moval 1, added by removal 1; present number 9 
On account of the distance of this place from mo, and other consid- 
eration?, with the consent of the Bishop, I have not officiated here since 
the latter part of last Fall. A strong desire has bsen expressed by 
some of the members of the Church to have services again. 

R. W. BARBER. 

CHRIST CHURCH, ROCKFISH. 

Rev. George Benton, Rector. 

Baptisms^-White, Infant 13, Adult 1, 14 

Communicants — White, lost by removal 10; added by 

first Communion 1; present number. 
Catechumens — White, 
Contributions — Diocesan Missions, 

Relief Fund, 

Bishop'i Salary, 

Other objects, 



> 




34 






42 






SI 5 00 






3 60 






5 90 






21 00 




848 50 


GEOIIGE 


bi:nton, 



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CHUPwCH OF THE REDEEMER, SHELBY. 

Rev. C. T. Bland, Rector 

Baptisms — Infant, white 3, colored 1, -i 

Catechumens — White 6, colored 4, 10 

Confirmations — White, 1 

Communicants — White, (same as last year,) 4 

Contributions — Parochial objects, $52 00 

I have continued, during the past year, to give this Parish regular 
services once a month. On the 18th of Feb'y I laid the corner-stone 
of the edifice now being erected, which we hope will be ready for con- 
secration sometime during the Summer. In addition to the regular ser- 
vices, Mr. A. W. Burton, (Lay-Reader,) has held occasional services. 
We are not discouraged, althouo-h the Parish is, at present, as "a grain 
of mustard-seed.^^ ^ C T. BLAND. 

ST. LUKE'S CHURCH, LINCOLNTON. 

Rev. C. T. Bland, Rector. 

Baptisms — Infant, white 8, colored 7, white Adult 2; 

total, white 10, colored 7, 17 

Catechumens — White 19, colored 20, 39 

Confirmations — White, 3 

Communicants — Number last year, white 30, colored 7; 
added by first Communion, white 3; lost by removal, 

white 1, colored 2; debarred, colored I3 total now, 

white 32, colored 4, 36 

Marriages — Colored, 1 

Funerals — White, 5 

Contributions — Diocesan Missions, $15 00 

Bishop's Salary, 15 00 

Relief Fund, 3 60 

Domestic Missions, 3 00 

Parochial objects, 43 17 



879 77 
To the above, I would add, that our Church is now undergoing re- 
pairs, which will cost over $600; towards the paying of which the 
Parish has subscribed S325. For the same object I have collected in 
the Diocese of N. C. the sum of $45, and in Charleston, S. C, $44, 
making in all $414. The Parish has also subscribed about $700 to- 
wards 'the building of a Rectory. C. T. BLAND. 

ST. THOMAS'S CHURCH, WINDSOR. 

Rev. Benj'n S. Bronson, Rector. 

Baptisms — Infant, white 1, colored 2, 3 

Confirmations — White 2, colored 1, 3 

Communicants — White, number last year 30; added by 



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first Communion 2, ditto bj removal 1, lost by 



death 1; total nov/, 




32 


Marriages — White S, colored 1, 




4 


Funerals — White, 




2 


Contributions — Diocesan Missions, 




$30 00 


Bishop's salary, 




27 00 


Relief Fund, 




6 00 


Parochial objects. 




60 00 


Church Building Society, 


22 00 



$145 00 

CHURCH OF THE ADVENT, WILLIAMSTON. 

Rev. Benj'n S. Bronson, Rector. 

Communicants — Number last year, white 7, colored 1; 

added by removal, white 1; lost by removal, white 

1; total now, 8 

Marriage — White, 1 

Contributions — Diocesan Missions, $9 00 

Bishop's salary, 7 50 

Relief Fund, 2 40 



$18 90 

GRACE CHURCH, BERTIE COUNTY. 

Rev. Benj'n S. Bronson, Rector. 

Baptism — White Infant, 1 
Communicants — White, number last year 7; lost by death 

1; total noW; 6 

Marriage — White, ^ 1 

Funeral— White, ^1 

Contributions — Diocesan Missions, $7 50 

Bishop's salary, 7 50 

Relief Fund, 2 50 

Church Building Society, 8 00 

S25 50 
BENJ'N S. BRONSON. 

TRINITY CHURCH, ASHEVILLE, AND ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, 
RUTHERFORDTON. 

Rev. Jarvis Buxton, Rector. 

Baptisms — Colored Infant 5, white Adult 1, 6 

Catechumens— White 20, colored 10, 30 

Confirmations — White, 3 

Communicants — Number last year, white 24, colored 1; 



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added by first Communion, white 3; 


lost 


by 


removal, 


white 1; total now, 








27 


Marriages, 








4 


Funerals, 








3 


Contributions — Diocesan Missions, 








$13 00 


Bishop!s Salary, 








12 00 


Relief Fund, 








5 00 


Domestic 3Iissions, 








2 50 


Foreign Missions, 








2 50 


Parochial and other obji 


ects, 






35 35 


Church Building Society by 


collectioi 


Q, 25 78 



$96 03 
The assessment for the past year not yet made up, but will be for- 
warded to Treasurer shortly. I still visit Rutherfordton once a month. 
Rutherfordton contributes this year 815 for its assessment, yet to be 
forwarded to Treasurer. The Church has been surrounded with a neat 
fence, and I think more than usual interest manifested in the welfare of 
the Church. Communicants 15. JARVIS BUXTON. 

CALVARY CHURCH, TARBOROUGH. 

Rev. Jos. Blount Cheshire, Rector. 



Baptisms — White Infant 7, white Adults 


9 




9 


Catechumens, 






30 


Confirmations, 






2 


Communicants — Number last year, white 


27, 


colored 4; 


added by first Communion, white 2; 


lost 


by 


death. 


white 2; total now, white 27, colored 4. 




31 


Funerals, 






4 


Oontributions — Diocesan Missions, 






$50 00 


Bishop's Salary, 






50 00 


Relief Fund, 






10 00 


Domestic Missions, 






35 00 


Foreign Missions, 






30 00 


Education Fund, 






20 00 


Church Building Society, 






43 00 



S238 00 



TRINITY CHURCH, SCOTLAND NECK. 

Rev. Jos. Blount Cheshiue, Rector, 



Baptisms — Infant, white 8, colored 1; Adults, white 2, 

colored 1, 12 

Oatechumens, 20 

Confirmations — White o. colored o, 6 

■Communicants — Number last year, white 56, colored 9; 
added by first Communion, white 3, colored 2; lost 
by death, white 2; total now, white 57, colored 11, 68 
3 



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Marriages — White 2, colored 2, 


4 


Funerals — White 2, colored 2, 


4 


Contributions — Diocesan Missions, 


S65 00 


Bishop's Salary, 


48 00 


Relief Fund, 


12 00 


Domestic Missions, 


50 00 


Foreign Missions, 


35 00 


Education Fund, 


20 00 


Church Building Society, 


45 00 



$275 00 
JOS. BLOUNT CHESHIRE. 

ST. MATTHEW'S CHURCH, HILLSBOROUGH. 

Rev. M. Ashley Curtis, D. D., Rector. 



Baptisms — Infant, white 3, colored 1, 


4 


Catechumens, 


17 


Ccnfirm.ations, 


3 


Communicants — Added by first Communion 3, 


by remo- 


val 1; lost by removal 4; total now. 


48 


Marriages, 


3 


Funerals — White 2, colored 1, 


3 


Contributions — Diocesan Missions, 


S29 00 


Bishop's Salary, 


. 47 00 


Relief Fund, ' 


12 00 


Domestic Missions, 


38 88 


Foreign Missions, 


26 41 


Ravenscroft Society, 


26 00 


Parochial Objects, 


78 96 


Church Building Society, 


20 00 



S278 25 

ST. MARY'S CHAPEL, ORANGE. 

Communicants — 1 removed; present number, white, 5 

Conventional /Assessment, S12 00 

Divine Services, monthly. 

Monthly lellgious Services are continued at Graham, Alamance coun- 
ty, where wc have a successful Sunday School. 1 have preached twice 
at the ^'Company's Shops," on the evenings of the same day.s. 

M. A. CURTIS. 

ST, JAMES'S CHURCH, WILMINGTON. 

Rev. Robert B. Drane, D. D., Rector. 

Baptisras — Infant, white 20, colored 13; Adult, white 1, 

colored 1, '^^ 



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Oatecliumens, (average) 50 
Confirmations, 7 
Communicants — Number last year (white 257, colored 11) 
268; added by first Communion, 6 white; lost by 
death, 2 white, by removal, 40 white, 3 colored; to- 
tal now, 221 white, 8 colored, 229 
Marriages — White 6, colored 2, . 8 
Funerals — White 16, colored 1, 17 
Contributions — Diocesan Missions, $350 00 
Bishop's Salary, 300 00 
Relief Fund, 60 00 
Domestic Missions, 267 45 
Foreign Missions, 120 00 
Education Fund, 68 29 
Parochial Charity, 425 98 
Other objects, 6,762 00 

^8,363 72 
The removals reported above were chiefly to the new congregation of 
St. John's Church,^ recently organized within the limits of the Parish of 
St. James. 

ROBEKT B. DRANE. 

CALVARY CHURCH, WADESBOROUCH. 

Rev. S. D. Davenport, Rector, 

Baptisms — White Infant, 4 

Catechumens — White, 20 

Communicants — Number last year (white) 28; added by 

first Communion, white 1, colored 1; lost by death, 

white 1; ditto by removal, white 2; total now, white 

26, colored 1, 27 

Funerals — White 1, colored 1, 2 

Contributions — Diocesan Missions, 118 00 

Bishop's salary, 20 00 

Relief Fund, 6 00 

Permanent Episcopal Fund, 2 00 

Domestic Missions, 8 00 

Education Fund, 5 00 

Parochial objects, 53 33 

Other objects, 21 13 

$131 46 
S. D. DAVENPORT. 

ST. STEPHEN'S CHURCH, GOLDSBOROUGH. 

Rev. Frederick FitzGerald, late RectoT. 

Baptisms — White Infant, 5 

Confirmations — White, 3 



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Commuuicaiits — White, added by first Communion 2; 

lost by death 1, ditto by removal 3; total now, 29 

Marriages — White, " 3 

Funeral — White, 1 

Contributions — Diocesan Missions, $22 95 

Bishop's salary, 10 00 

Relief Fund, " 5 00 

Parochial objects, 316 58 



$354 53 
On Sunday the 22d of April I resigned the charge of this Parish, 
which for nearly five years has been to me a sphere of labor of such a 
character that its resignation would not have taken place, unless my 
present state of health, and other pressing duties, absolutely demanded 
it. It now possesses a village Church, of such a character for beauty 
and solidity, that with care it must last for ages. I also hope that much 
of the ignorance and prejudice in regard to our beloved Church has 
died away, and I am certain that with an earnest resident Ptector the 
Church will greatly flourish. God grant that it may be sol for years of 
labor, trials, and many kindnesses received, have bound the interests 
and prosperity of this Parish very near to me, in all the many relations 
of the Pastoral life. 

ST. MARK'S CHURCH, HALIFAX. 

Baptisms — White, Infant 1, Adult 1, 2 

Communicants — Added by first Communion, white 1; 

lost by death, white 2; total now, 5 

Funerals, 2 

In November 1858 I was again called to take charge of this Parish, 
the scene to me of much labor in former years. None of our small 
Parishes have suffered more than this from frequent deaths and by re- 
movals. I have officiated here one Sunday in each month until the 
last of February, when, from failing health and great distance of resi- 
dence, I was compelled to resign its charge. Frequent services will be 
absolutely necessary to again build up the Church in this Parish, which, 
from many causes, was very prosperous when I last resigned its cure in 
1855. Its beautiful little Church is in good repair, and it has a few 
souls who are as true as ever in their devotion and labors for the Church. 
Not without great regret have I given up its charge. 

FREDERICK FITZ GERALD. 

CHAPEL OF THE CROSS, CHAPEL HILL. 

Rev. E. M. F0RBE8, Rector. 

V 

Baptisms — Infant, white 8, colored 3, 6 

Catechumens, 25 

•Confirmations— White, 5 

Communicants — Added by first Communion, white 4, 
ditto by removal, white 3; lost by Excommunication, 

white 5; total now, white 55, colored 1, 56 

Marriages — Colored, 1 



37 



Funerals- 


-Colored, 








1 


Contributions- 


—Diocesan Missions, 








Uo 00 






Bishop's Salary, 








15 00 






Relief Fund, 








3 60 






Domestic and Foreign 


Mi 


Issions, 




24 00 






Parochial objects, 








491 44 






Other objects. 








20 00 




S569 04 










E. 


31. 


FORBES 



ST. PETER'S CHURCH, WASHINGTON. 

Rev. Edwin Geer, Rector. 



Baptisms — Adult 3, Infant 37, 


40 


Confirmed, 


11 


Communicants — Added 8; died 4; removed 2, 


147 


Marriages, 


8 


Funerals— Adult 10, Infant 3, 


13 


Contributions — Diocesan Missions, 


$160 00 


Bishop's salary. 


150 00 


ReliefFund, 


35 00 


Domestic Missions, 


30 00 


Foreign Missions, 


21 37 


Collection at Bishop's visitation. 


33 30 


Ravenscroft Church Book Society, 


14 00 


Parochial charity and other Parochial 


purposes, 


232 49 




$676 16 


EDWIN GEER, 



ST. STEPHEN'S CHURCH, OXFORD. 

Rev. Ed. W. Gilliam, Deacon. 



I began the duties of this charge on 


the 23d of 


July 


1859, and to 


at date this report reaches. 










Baptisms, 








5 


Burials, 








2 


Communicants, 








40 


Sunday School Scholars, 








25 


Diocesan Missions, 








$30 50 


Bishop's salary and contingent expenses, 


&c., 




30 00 


Relief Fund, 








8 00 


Domestic Missions, 








3 00 


Foreign Missions, 








3 00 


Contributions for Parish purposes, 








35 06 



$109 56 
I give half of my time to this Parish — officiating in the same on the 



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secona and fourth Sundays in each month. The rest of my time is 
given to Missionary stations above and below Oxford. On every first 
Sunday I officiate near Groshen in a school-house, which I hope, before 
many days are past, to see replaced by a Church edifice. On every 
third Sunday I hold services in a school-house at Bethel, a Methodist 
meeting-ground, seven miles below Oxford. There was a substantial 
Church building three miles from Bethel, and, shortly after the com- 
mencement of my ministration here, I resolved upon having this Church 
(St. James's,) removed to KittrelFs Springs, where the prospects for 
the Church were evidently more encouraging. This design, I am 
happy to say, has been almost brought to a successful issue. A Church 
lot at the Springs has been procured — St. James' has been taken down 
and removed, — and its reconstruction is now rapidly approaching com- 
pletion. I will add that a Parish has been recently organized here (at 
the Springs,) and that the papers necessary to admission into union 
with the Convention are now ready to be presented to that body. 

ED. W. GILLIAM. 

REPORT of Rev. Israel Harding, Mtssionari/, Zion Parish, Beau- 
fort County, and parts adjacent. 

ZION PARISH, BEAUFOET COUNTY. 



Baptisms— White Infant, 


2 


Confirmation, 


1 


Funerals, 


3 


Contributions — Bishop's salary, 


§10 00 


Missionary assessment. 


12 00 


Collection at Bishop's visitation, 


11 10 


Relief Fund, 


3 00 



§36 10 
In addition to the above contributions, a handsome Communion set 
and a Font have been bought; and a Parsonage is about being erected. 
The Parish has only monthly services, but its prospects are encouraging. 
The assessment was cheerfully paid. 

ST. THOMAS'S CHURCH, BATH. 
Baptisms — White, Adult 3, Infant 6; colored, Adult 1, 



Infant 2, 




12 


Confirmations- 


-White, 


6 


Commuuicant.s- 


—White 30, colored 3, 


33 


Contributions- 


-Bishop's salary, 


10 00 




Missionary Fund, 


5 00 




Collection at Bishop's visitation, 


5 03 



S20 03 
The services are only monthly in this Parish, but are well attended. 

ST. JOHN'S, DURHAM'S CREEK. 
Baptisms — Infant, White 5, colored 4, 9 



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< Communicants— White 9, colored 1, 1^ 

Funerals, - 

Marriages, ^ 

Contributions— Bishop's salary, *ij^ ^^ 

Missionary collection by the Bishop, ^ 4^ 

$12 40 
ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, PITT .COUNTY. 

Baptisms— White, adult 2, Infant 1; colored. Adult 1, 4 

Confirmations, ^„ 

Communicants— White 25, colored 4, ^^ 

Funeral, -^ 

Contributions— Bishop's salary, ^' ^^ 

Missionary Fund assessment, io ^^ 

Collection at Bishop's visitation, 6 45 

Belief Fund, ^ ^^ 

$31 40 
ST. PAUL'S PARISH, SWIFT CREEK, CRAVEN. 

Baptisms— White, Adult 6, Infant 5, 11 

J Confirmations, ^ 

^' Communicants, , • • 

Missionary contribution collected at the Bishop s visita- 

This Parish was organized in 1836, but soon afterward became al- 
most extinct. It is now being revived, and there is a fair prospect ot 
building a Church. 

MISSIONARY STATION AT PANTECO, BEAUFORT CO. 

I officiate at this point on the fifth Sundays. Our services (held in 
the Methodist Chapel, kindly ofi-ered for that purpose,) are well at- 
tended. ^ 

Baptism — White, Infant, ;i 

Communicants, , . • 

Missionarv contribution collected at the Bishop's visi- 

I have much cause for encouragement in all parts of the^lissionary 
field in which I am engaged. ISRAEL HARDINa. 

ST. LUKE'S CHURCH, SALISBURY. 

Rev. Thos. O. Haughton, Rector. 

Baptisms— White, Infant 7, Adult 3, 10 

Catechumens— White, ^0 

Confirmations— White 10, colored 1, , . ^ 

^Communicants— Number last year, white 71, colored a; 



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added by first Communion, white 6, colored 1; ditto 

by removal, white 4; lost by death^ white 1; ditto by 

removal, white 6; total now, white 75, colored 5, 80 

Marriages — White 5, colored 2, 7 

Funerals — White 7, colored 1, . 8 

Contributions — Diocesan Missions, $40 00 

Bishop's salary, 40 00 

Relief Fund, 10 00 

Domestic Missions, 32 00 

Foreign Missions, 13 00 

Education Fund, 15 00 

Parochial objects, 20 00 

Other objects, • 48 90 

Bishop's collection, 24 60 

S243 50 
T. G. HAUaHTOK 

IMMANUEL CHURCH, WARRENTOX. 

Rev. William Hodges, Rector. 

Baptisms — White Infant, 9 
Confirmations — White, 10 
Communicants — Added by first Communion 8, by remov- 
al 2; lost by death 3, by removal 4; total now, 58 
Marriages — White 2, colored 1, 3 
Funerals— White, 7 
Contributions — Diocesan Missions, $75 00 
Domestic Missions, 23 00 
Foreign Missions, 20 00 
Church Building Society, 23 30 
Bishop's salary, 67 00 
Relief Fund, 18 00 
Alms, 67 70 
Parochial objects, 375 00 



$669 OO 
Sunday School and general interests of the Parish apparently in ac 
improving state. W. HODGES. 

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, CLINTON. 

Rev. LuciAN Holmes, Deacon. 

Baptisms — White 2, colored 1, 3 

Marriage, . 1 

Communicants, 12 

This Parish is erecting a Church building, which it is hoped will be 

finished before the next Convention. I have preached here once a 

month during the present year, to good congregations, and consider the 

prospects of the Church very promising. L. HOLMES. 



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REPORT of Rev. N. CoUin Hughes. 

I continued in charge of St. Bartholomew's Church, Pittsborough, 
and St. Mark's, Deep River, until the 15th of December last. The re- 
signation of these Parishes was rendered necessary by the aggravated 
condition of a malady from which I have been suffering for many years. 
An account of my official acts may be found in the Report of the War- 
den of St. Bartholomew's Church. For the present I abstain as much 
as possible from all Ministerial duties requiring an exertion of the voice, 
trusting, that through the good providence of God, the gradual im- 
provement which I have already experienced may be still carried on, 
so that at no distant day I shall a^-ain be permitted to enter upon my 
work. • N. COLLIN HUGHES. 

ST. MARY'S CHURCH, KINSTON. 

Rev. W. C. Hunter, Deacon. 

Baptisms — White, Infant 2, Adult 1, 3 

Communicants — Number last year, white 8, colored 1; 

added by removal, white 2; lost by death, white 1; 

total now, 1^ 

Funerals — White, ^ 

Contributions — Diocesan Missions, $10 00 

Bishop's salary and Contingent, 10 00 

Relief Fund, 3 60 

Parochial objects, about 2000 00 

S2023 60 
I commenced my ministrations in this Parish on the second Sunday 
in January last, and have continued to hold Morning and Evening Ser- 
vice on two Sundays in each month. The Church here has suffered 
much from a long lack of Ministerial labor. The spirit, however, which 
seems now to be manifested, not only by the few Communicants, but 
others, is certainly very encouraging. The small old building which 
was formerly used as a place of worship, — open to the services, not only 
of the Church, but of religious sects,— has been rebuilt, enlarged and 
beautified, and was consecrated by the Bishop on the first of March 
last. A handsome Communion Service has been purchased, and one 
zealous daughter of the Church and an esteemed male friend have tes- 
tified their attachment to God's house by offering a beautiful Font. 
Arrangements have been made for enclosing the Church, and the pur- 
chase of an Organ is in contemplation. This state of things is, in a 
great measure, due, under God, to the liberality, devotion and influence 
of a lady now deceased, whose untimely loss by death will not, I fear, 
soon be repaired, either in the community generally, or in the Church 
whose prosperity was ever next her heart. A mural tablet has been 
erected in the Church by the members of the Parish, as a testimonial 
of their appreciation of the christian devotion of this estimable lady. 

ONSLOW COUNTY. 
I began, in February last, regular monthly services in this County. 



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I found three white Communicants, but a lamentable ignorance among 
the people generally of the doctrines of the Church. I officiate month- 
ly at two points in the County, where I have small but attentive con- 
gregations. This field is almost entirely unoccupied, and I trust that, 
by God's blessing, something may be done here for the Church. 

On Communion Sundays (the first in each month,) I have assisted 
the Rector in the services of Christ Church, Newbern. In that Par- 
ish, during an absence of its Rector, I baptized an Infant. 

W. C. HUNTER. 

GRACE CHURCH, PLYMOUTH. 

Rev. Francis W. Hilliard, Rector. 

Baptisms— Infant, white 16, colored o; Adult, white 5, 

colored 2, 28 
Catechumens— White 50, colored 50, 100 

Confirmations — White 9, colored 2, 11 
Communicants — Added by first Communion, white 8, 
colored 1- ditto by removal, white 5; lost by death, 
white 1, colored 1; ditto by removal, white 2; total 

now, white 55, colored 5, 60 

Marriages — White, 2 

Funerals— White 4, colored 1, 5 
Contributions — Diocesan Missions, assessment, and at 

Bishop's visit, $49 00 

Bishop's salary, 18 00 

Relief Fund, 3 60 

Domestic Missions, 35 00 

Foreign Missions, 25 00 

Church Building Society, 10 00 

Parochial objects, 876 32 

Ravenscroft Church Book Society, 13 00 

$1029 92 
It js due to the members of this Parish to state, that, besides the 
sums above mentioned, they have contributed liberally, and beyond the 
stipulated amount, to the support of their Rector. 

ST. LUKE'S CHURCH, LOCUST GROVE. 

Communicants, 26 

I have officiated in this Parish occasionally, since October. At the 
Bishop's visit there was one person confirmed there. 

FRANCIS W. HILLIARD. 

REPORT of Rev. F. M. IIuhLard, Professor m the Umversity of N. C. 

I have officiated occasionally in the Parishes near me, and in our vil- 
lage Church, and statedly in the Chapel of the University, during the 
past year; and have no other services to report. 

F. M. HUBBARD. 



8320 00 


280 00 


60 00 


58 80 


98 04 


92 50 


y, 54 40 


234 06 


20 00 



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ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, FAYETTEVILLE. 

Rev. Joseph C. Huske, Rector. 

Baptisms — Infant, white 15, colored 15; white Adult 2, 32 
Catechumens, 150 

Confirmations — White 4, colored 1, 5 

Communicants — Number last year, white 156, colored 
16; added by first Communion, white 3, colored 1; 
ditto by removal, white 1; lost by death, white 4, 
colored 1; ditto by removal, white 8, colored 1; total 
now, white 148; colored 15, 163 

Marriages — White 5, colored 3, 8 

Funerals — White 15, colored 5, 20 

Contributions — Diocesan Missions, 
Bishop's salary. 
Relief Fund, 
Sunday School, 
Domestic Missions, 
Foreign Missions, 

Collection for Church Bd'ng Society, 
Parochial objects. 
To Church in Henderson, 

U217 80 

Our Communion has sufiered much this year by death and removal. 
Of those who have died, three were persons verging towards fourscore 
years. And as their lives had been long, so had they been also useful, 
honorable and godly, and their deaths peaceful and full of the hope of 
immortality. 

Another, though called midway in the natural course of human life, 
had yet "finished her course" in the Spirit, having been "made perfect 
through suffering;" and left behind a glowing example of faith and pa- 
tience, as did the others of faith and active benevolence. 

I had hoped to be able to report that others had come up to fill the 
places vacated by death and removal. But fewer than usual have been 
added by first Communion — a number so small, indeed, that my heart 
would be discouraged did I not know that the spiritual fisherman may 
"toil all the night and take nothing,^' unless Christ be with him in the 
casting of his net, and that He icithholds the 'prey to try the faith and 
patience of the Ministry, and to deepen its sense of dependence upon 
Him. 

But I am encouraged in the belief that the congregation is improving 
in spirit. There seems to be an increasing desire to work for Christ; 
more carefulness to maintain good works, which is the duty of those 
who "believe;" which encourages me to hope that the ingathering will 
be greater hereafter. 

The Ladies of the Congregation have united together in a Benevolent 
Society, which recognizes the authority of the Church of God as its 
principle, and is under the supervision of the Rector. Its main pur- 
pose is to assist the Rector in his ministrations among the poor. 

A school is maintained for the instruction of poor children in reading 



44 

and sewing, and a regular system of visiting and aiding the poor is es- 
tablished. 

I look confidently for the happiest results from this work and labor 
of love. J. C. HUSKE. 

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, EDENTON. 

Rev. S. I. Johnston, D. J)., Rector. 



Baptisms — Infant, white 11, colored 24; Adult, white 2, 

colored 11, 48 

Confirmations — White 12, colored 9, 21 

Communicants — Added by first Communion 15, by re- 
moval 2; removed 6, died 1; present number 61 
Marriages — White 1, colored 7, 8 
Funerals — White 1, colored 5, 6 
Collections, $604 00 
In this report I have not given the contributions to Foreign and Do- 
mestic Missions, nor our Parochial charities and the incidental expenses 
of the Parish. 

The Yestry have appointed a Committee to inquire into the expedi- 
ency of enlarging' the old building or of building a new Church. 

S. I. JOHNSTON. 

ST. PAUI7S CHURCH, LOUISBURG. 

Rev. David Kerr, Rector. 

Baptisms — Infant, white 1, colored 1, 2 
Communicants — White, number last year 24; added 2; 

lost by death 1, by removal 1; total now, 24 

Marriages — White, ' 3 

Funerals — White 2, colored 2, 4 

Contributions — Diocesan Missions, $22 00 

Bishop's salary, 20 00 

Relief Fund, 4 50 

Church Building Society, 9 23 

Domestic Missions, 11 25 

Foreign Missions, 3 75 

Parochial objects, 438 92 



^508 65 
The above named amount contributed to Parochial objects has been 
expended in rendering the Church more comfortable and convenient for 
Divine Service. The floor, chancel, vestry and gallery have been hand- 
somely carpeted; the Organ put in fine order; the Chandelier adapted 
to the use of Kerosene oil, affording a brilliant light; and such other 
things furnished as requisite to the completion of Church arrangements. 
Large (juantities of Tracts, doctrinal and practical, have been distribu- 
ted, and valuable Church books freely circulated and promptly and pro- 
fitably read. The sincere interest felt in the ^'Church Intelligencer," 
by our long list of subscribers, is a fact of cheering import. And I am 



45 

happy to state, that the peculiar circumstances from wliicli this Parish 
formerly suffered have now been overcome, and there is a manliest and 
increasing fondness for the Church among the people, to whom it ^s due 
to say, that they have increased the salary of the Rector from $<00 to 

$1000. , . ^ . I. A 

Since last Convention, besides our regular services, i have preached 
six times and administered the Holy Communion three tmies for Rev. 
E W. Gilliam, at Oxford; preached three times for Rev. W Hodges, 
at Warrenton; and twice at Williamsborough and once at Henderson, 
forRev.H.H.Prout. DAVID KERR. 

TRINITY PARISH, BEAUFORT COUNTY. 

Rev. S. W. Kennerly, Rector. 

Baptisms— Infant, white 2, colored 7, -9 

Confirmed, 

Communicants— Died 1; added 5; present number, white 

45, colored 13, ^^ 

Sunday School Scholars, ^^ 

Funerals— White, Adult 1, Infant 2, -^ 

Contributions- Bishop's salary, ^^;f ^^ 

Missionary Fund, 2 i UU 

Relief Fund, 5 00 

Collection at Bishop's visitation, 8 27 

Parochial charity, ^^ 65 

S98 92 
ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, aREENYILLE, PITT COUNTY. 

Rev. S. Vv^ Kennerly, Missionary. 

Baptisms— White, Infant 1, Adult 1, 2 

Confirmed, ;! 

Communicants— Added 2; removed 2; present number, ^7 

Contribution— Collection at Bishop's visitation, ?21 38 

I took charge of Trinity Parish and the Missionary Station at Green- 
ville in October last, and I have, since that time, regularly officiated 
twice a month at each of these places. I have recently made arrange- 
ments for regular services at Marlboro', which will prevent me from 
going to Greenville, hereafter, more than one ^,^^^?^ ^^y^x'^^^L^^ 

EFFORT of Rev. R. H. Mason, residing in Morgaiiton. 

JOHN S RIVER, BURKE COUNTY. 

Durin- the past eight months I have been engaged in teaching. But 
though without a charge, I preached nearly every Sunday, either in the 



46 

country near John's River, Burke County, or have assisted tte Rev. 

Mr. Roberts; and have also preached on two Sundays in Rutherfordton. 
Baptisms — White 1, colored 1, 2 

Funerals — Colored, 2 

R. H. MASON. 

CHRIST CHURCH, RALEIGH. 

Rev. R. S. Mason, D. D., Rector. 

Baptisms— White, Infant 8, Adult 3, .11 

Catechumens, about 55 

Confirmations — White, 6 

Communicants — Added by first Communion, white 5; 
by removal, white o; lost by death, white 2; by re- 
moval, white 1; total now, white 115, colored 9, 124 

Marriages — White, 3 

Funerals — White, 5 

Contributions — Diocesan Missions, $408 92 

Bishop's salary, 280 00 

Relief Fund, 60 00 

Domestic Missions, 64 13 

Foreign Missions, 82 88 

Parochial objects, 153 68 

Church Buildinir Fund, 32 25 



UOSl 86 
The report does not mention the number of v'omTiiunicants last year,. 
as the report of last year was found to be erroneous, from several per- 
sons who passed the Summer in Raleigh being reported as attached to 
this congregation, when propsrly they were so to other congrcfzations. 

Of the sum reported as collected for .[issions, $47 92 were received 
by the Bishop at his annual visitation, and S41 were contributed by the 
Female Missionary Society of Raleigh. R. S. MASON. 

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, WILMINGTON. 

Rev. Daniel Morkelle, Deacon. 

Baptism — White, Adult, 1 
Confirmations — White 3, colored 2, 5 
Communicants — Number reported last 29; present num- 
ber r^bout 40 
Marriages — Colored, 2 
Burial — White, infant, 1 
Contributions — Diocesan Missions, $27 24 
Domestic Missions, 40 00 
Foreign Missions, 50 00 
Raised in divers ways and expended on 

Church building, 1M5I 50 

$140-8 74 



4:7 

In addition to Morning and Evening Prayer on Sundays, there has 
been an afternoon service expressly for colored people. There is also a 
colored Sunday School averaging eighty-five children and fifteen teachers. 

DANIEL MORRELLE. 

ST. DAVID'S CHURCH, SCUPPERNONG, WASHINGTON CO. 

Rev. Joseph W. Murphy, Rector. 

Baptisms — Infant, white 5, colored 12; Adult, colored 3, 20 

Catechumens — About 40 

Confirmations — White 3, colored 5, 8 

Communicants — Number last year, white 57, colored 20; 

added by first Communion, white 3, col'd 5; added 

by removal, white 2; lost by removal, white 2; total 

now, white 60, colored 25, 85 

Marriages — White 1, colored 1, 2 

Burial— White, 1 

Contributions — Bishop's salary, (assessment,) S34 00 

Diocesan Missions, " 38 00 

Relief Fund, " 9 60 

Diocesan Missions by special collection 
and donation, 

Domestic Missions, 

Foreign Missions, 

Ravenscroft Church Book Society, 

Education Fund, 

S. S. U. and Ch! Bk. Society, 

Columbia Church, 

Permanent Episcopal Fund, 

Church Building Society, 

$541 38 
In the account of contributions given above, there is nothing said of 
Parochial efforts. Were I to mention all which various individuals in 
my congregation have found it in their hearts to do, the account would 
figure up much larger. 

For some months back, my health has been such that I could not at- 
tend to my duties as usual. For assistance most freely and generously 
given me during that time, by my friend and brother Rev. George 
Patterson, I feel it my duty to record my most grateful thanks. 

JOSEPH W. MURPHY. 

REPORT of the Rev. George Patterson, in charge of the Mission at 
Cypress Grove, Washington Coimti/. 

Communicants — Number last year, white 6, colored 2; 
added by removal, white 1; total now, white 7, co- 
lored 2, 9 

REPORT of the Rev. George Patterson, m charge of the Chapel at 

Lake Scuppernong, Washington Gounty. 

Baptisms — Colored, Infant 25, Adult 2, 27 



43 


26 


90 


16 


83 


85 


37 


55 


2 


45 


5 


86 


45 65 


100 00 


51 


00 



48 

Catechumens— White 2, colored 240, 242 

Oonnrmations — Colored, 5 

Communicants — Number last year, white 2, colored 179; 

added by first Communion, colored 5; omitted last 

year, colored 1; lost by death, colored 5; total now, 

white 2, colored 180, 182 

Marriages — Colored, 5 

Funerals — Colored, 10 

Contributions — Permanent Episcopal Fund, S137 28 

GEO. PATTERSON. 

CHURCH OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS, HENDERSON. 

Rev. H. H. Prout, Rector. 

Communicants, 

Baptisms — Colored Adult 1, white Infant 2, 

Marriages, 

Contributions — Church Missions, 

Diocesan Assessments, 

ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, WILLTAMSBOROUGH. 

Communicants, 

Baptisms — White, Adult 1, Infant 2, 
Burials, 

Contributions — To assist in building Chapel in remote 
part of the Diocese, 
Domestic and Foreign Missions, 
Diocesan Assessmsnts, 
The drain upon the numbers and resources of this Parish, by remov- 
als to the South and Southwest, continues to be a severe trial. But I 
hope those who remain are earnestly determined that the Church shall 
be sustained in their midst. Take into account serious loss by frequent 
removals, and the feeling of unsettleduess which naturally propagates 
itself, and the remote distance from the Churches at which many of the 
members live, and there will be afforded a general view of the difficul- 
ties which exist in the way of the prosperity of these two congregations. 
But the worship of the Church is very well attended on Sundays, and 
I cannot doubt that its true position and principles are getting to be 
more and more correctly understood and properly appreciated. 

H. H. PROUT. 

GRACE CHURCH, MORGANTON. 

Rev. S. C. Roberts, Minister. 

Baptisms — Infant, white 4, colored 2; Adult, white 1, 7 

Confirmations — White, S 

Communicauts — Number last year, white 85, colored o; 
added by first Communion, white l); ditto by remo- 
val, white 5; lost by removal, white o; total now, 
white 40, colored 3, 43 





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Marriages — White 3, colored 1, 

Funeral — Colored, 

Contributions — Diocesan Missions, 
Bishop's salary, 
Relief Fund, 
Domestic Missions, 
Foreign Missions, 
Education Fund, 
Parochial objects. 
Other objects, 



ST. JAMES'S CHUHCH, LENOIR 



4 


1 


$15 00 


15 00 


3 60 


13 00 


14 40 


5 00 


32 20 


80 60 



$178 80 



Baptisms — White, Infant 5; Adult 1, 


6 


Communicants — Total now, white. 


22 


Funeral— White, 


1 


Contributions — Diocesan Missions, 


$12 00 


Bishop's salary, 


8 00 


Relief Fund, 


5 00 


Foreign Missions, 


7 35 


Education Fund, 


5 00 


Parochial objects. 


18 00 




$55 35 




S. C. ROBERTS. 



REPORT of Rev. W. W. SMIes, Missionarij in }Yatauga and Ashe 

Couni.ies. 

Baptisms— White, Infant 9, Adult 2, 11 

Confirmations — White, 5 

Communicants — White, number last year 23; added by 

first Communion 3, ditto by removal 1; lost by death 

1, ditto by removal 2; total now, 24 

Funerals — White, 2 

Contributions — Education Fund, $5 00 

Church Building Society, 12 80 

Oiferings at Communion, 6 00 



$23 80 
I have performed Divine Service at the following places since last 
Convention, viz: At Lower Watauga; at Yalle Crucis on Lynnville; at 
Easter Chapel; at Elk Cross Roads in Watauga County; at Jefferson, 
and on New River in Ashe County; once at Pisgah in Yancey County; 
once near Elizabethtown in Tennessee; one Sunday in Statesville; one 
Sunday in Wilkesborough; two Sundays at Cwynn's Chapel; attended 
Convocation in Morganton. I commenced building a Church on Lower 
Watauga last Fall, and hope, by the blessing of God, to complete it du- 
ri.r.g the present year. ' W. W. SKILES, Deacon. 

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ST. BARNABAS' CHURCH, MURFREESBOROUGH. 

Rev. H. A. Skinner, Deacon 

Baptisms — "White Infant, 

Catechumens — White, 

Confirmation — White, 

Communicants — White, number last year 9; added by 

first Communion 2; total now. 
Contributions — Diocesan Missions, 

Bishop's salary. 

Relief Fund, 

Parochial objects, 

S29 50 
Although this congregation has not largely increased, yet it ha? 
strengthened during the past year. The debt of the Church has been 
almost entirely cleared, the remainder being but a trifling sum, and 
there is now a prospect of the final completion of the building. The 
congregation, though small and feeble, is very zealous, and the interest 
of many persons in the community is favorably awakened. No doubt 
the continuation of regular services at this point will shortly result in 
a more rapid growth of the Church there. 

ST. MARY'S CHURCH, GATESVILLE. 

Rev. H. A. Skinner, Deacon- 

Baptisms — Infant, white 11, colored 22, 33 

Catechumens — White 15, colored 30, 45 

Confirmation — White, 1 

Communicants, (same as last year,) white 17, colored 1, 18 

Funerals — Colored, 7 

Contributions — Diocesan Missions, $15 00 

Bishop's salary, 18 00 

Relief Fund, 4 50 * 

Parochial objects^ 12 00 



$49 50 
The prospects of this Parish are decidedly more encouraging at this 
time than they were a year ago. The new Church at Gatesville, though 
the walls were injured by exposure during the Winter, is now roofed 
and floored, and will probably be ready for Consecration within the year 
ensuing. The Chapel in the country is finished, except the painting 
and one or two articles of Chancel furniture. 

There are several particulars in which the Parish at large, and the 
Vestry especially, might show more zeal and a higher sense of duty, as,, 
co-operation with their Minister and with one another; the payment of 
salary, and a stronger interest generally. This censure, of course, does 
not apply to those individuals who have recognized their duty in these 
matters. 

But the undersigned strongly believes that a Priest, in regular charge 



51 

of the Parish, and able to take authority, therefore, where a Deacon 
cannot, would soon bring it up to a state of much greater efficiency; and 
that the Church would more than recover all her lost ground in Gates 
County under a capable administration. 

^ ^ H. A. SKINNER. 

ST. MARY^S SCHOOL, RALEIGH, N. C. 

Rev. Albert Smedes, D. J)., Rector. 
Rev. Frederic FitzGerald, Assistant. 

Confirmed, ^ 

Communicants, permanently connected with the School, 

and not reported elsewhere, ^ 15 

Contribution.s — Diocesan Missions, S150 00 

Relief Fund, 12 00 

China Mission, 50 00 

Education of African Girl, 50 00 

Education of Indian Boy, 70 00 

Church Building Society, 25 00 
Contributions to^individual Churches, 25 00 



^382 00 
ALDERT SMEDES. 
FREDERIC FITZGERALD, 

CHURCH OF HOLY TRINITY, HERTFORD. 

Rev. W. E. Snowden, Rector. 

Baptisms— Infant, white 5, colored 1; Adult, white 1, 

colored 3, 10 

Confirmation — White, ^ I 

Communicant — Added by first Communion, white 1; ■ 

total now, white 36, colored 7, 4S 

• Marriages — White 1, colored 1, 2 

Funerals— White 2, colored 8, , 1(> 

Contributions — Diocesan Missions, $30 00 

Bishop's salary, 27 00 

Relief Fund, 2 40 

Domestic Missions, 7 50 

$66 90 

ST. BARNABAS, WOODVILLE, PERQUIMONS CO. 

Baptisms — Infant, white 1, colored 1, 2 

Mr. Skinner will report the official acts in Gates County. I haye 
regularly visited that charge and administered the Holy Communion, 
during the past Conventional year. I fully agree with Mr. Skinner in 
regarding the prospects of the Church there as now most hopeful. 



52 

In Murfreesboro', Hertford Co., I have administered the Holy Com- 
munion only once during the year. 

In Christ Church, Elizabeth Cit}-, I have administered the Holy 
Communion and exercised a general oversight in the absence of the 
Rector, pretty regularly during the year. 

W. E. SXOWDEN. 

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, BEAUFORT. 

» Rev. D. D. A'an Antwerp, Rector. 

Baptisms— White Infant, 5 

Catechumens — About 40 

Confirmations — White, 2 

Communicants— Number last year, white 19; added by 

first Communion, white 2; ditto by removal, white 

1; lost by removal, white 2; total now 20 

Funerals — White, ' 2 

Contributions — Diocesan Missions, $2 50 

Bishop's salary, 5 00 

Relief Fund, 2 50 

Parochial objects, 392 89 



S402 89 
In this report it is gratifying to state that a generous friend residing 
at Newbern, has presented us with a beautiful Communion service. 
Through the bounty of the same friend, we have purchased a lot for a 
Cemetery near the Church and have obtained a charter for it from the 
Legislature. The same friend, with the other members of Christ 
Church, Xewbern, has given bountifully toward aiding the effort to 
establish the Church in Beaufort. Without this assistance, as far as 
man can see, this enterprise must have ftuled. It is right and just to 
state in this connection, that we are largely indebted to other generous 
friends in different parts of the State for essential aid in our work. 

We hope to have the Church and Cemetery ready for Consecration 
when the Bishop paj's his next annual visit to the Parish. ' 

I am also pleased to report that St. Paul's School is now in a more 
flourishing condition than ever before. 

D. I). VAN ANTWERP. 

CHRIST CHURCH, ELIZABETH CITY. 

Rev. M. H. Vaughan, Deacon. 

Baptisms— White, Infant 9; Adult 2, 11 

Catechumens — White, 70 

Confirmations — White, 3 

Communicants — Number last year, white 71, colored 6; 
added by first Communion, white o; ditto by remo- 
val, white 1; lost by death, white 1; ditto by removal, 
white 1, colored 4; total now, white 73, colored 2, 75 
Marriages — White 1, colored 1, 2 



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Funerals — "White, 


3 


Contributions — Diocesan Missions, 


S25 84 


Bishop's Salary, 


40 00 


Relief Fund, 


13 00 


Domestic Missions, 


25 00 


Foreign Missions, 


20 00 


Parochial objects, 


149 21 




S2T3 05 




M. H. VAUCtHAN, 



ST. PHILIP'S CHURCH, SMITHVILLE. 

Rev. Jonathan A. Wainwright, late Rector. 

Baptisms— White, Infant 3, Adult 1, 4 

Catechumens — White, 24 

Confirmation — White, * 1 

Communicants — Number last year, white 16, colored 1; 
added by first Communion, white 1; ditto by remov- 
al, white 2; lost by removal, white 3^ total now, white 

16, colored 1, 17 

Marriage — White, 1 

Funerals — White, 3 

Contributions — Diocesan Missions, $12 98 

Bishop's salary, 8 00 

Relief Fund, 2 40 

Parochial objects, 106 50 



S129 88 

ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, WILMINGTON. 

Rev. Jonathan A. Wainwright, Rector. 

♦ Catechumens — White, 12 

Communicants — White, added by removal 32; total now, 32 
Contributions — Parochial objects, 8573 53 

Divine Services were first celebrated in St. John's Church Sunday 
next before Easter. My connection with this Parish began Easter Sun- 
day. These two circumstances account for the limited report. 

JONATHAN A. WAINWRIGHT. 

CHRIST CHURCH, NEWBERN. 

Rev. Alfred A. Watson, Rector. 

Baptisms — Infant, white 22, colored 7; white Adult 4, 33 

Confirmations — White, 6 

Communicants — White 117, colored 7, 124 

Marriage — Colored, 1 ^ 

Funerals — White 8, colored 2, 10 



225 


00 


60 


00 


67 


41 


71 


50 


8 


38 


537 


63 


86 00 



54 

Contributions— Diocesan Missions, $415 47 

Bishop's salary, 
Relief Fund, 
Domestic Missions, 
Foreign Missions, 
Education Fund, 
Parochial objects, 
Other objects, 

$1471 39 
ALFRED A. WATSON. 

REPORT of Rev. Geo. B. Wetmore, Rector ^ and Rev. S. S. Barber j 
Assistant Minister, of Christ Church, Rowan Counti/, and other 
Parishes. 

CHRIST CHURCH, ROWAN. 

Baptisms — Infant, white 5, colored 1, 6 

Confirmations — White 2, (1 at St. Andrew's,) 3 
Communicants — Number last year, white 66, colored 13; 
added by first Communion, white 3; lost by death, 
white 2; by removal, white 1; by withdrawal, white 

2; present number, white 64, colored 13, 77 

Marriage, 1 

Funerals, 4 

Contributions— Diocesan Missions, $6 00 

Bishop's salary, 7 00 

Relief Fund, 2 33 

Domestic and Foreign Missions, 6 75 

$22 08 

ST. ANDREW'S, ROWAN. 

Baptisms — White Adult, 2 

Confirmations — White 2, (1 belonging to Christ Church,) 1 
Communicants — Number last year, white 23, colored 3; 
added by Confirmation, white 1; by removal, white 
1; lost by removal, white 1, colored 1; present num- 
ber, white 24, colored 2, 26 
Contributions — Diocesan Missions ^5 00, (at Bishop's 

visitation U 65,) $9 65 

Bishop's salary, 
Relief Fund, 
Church Extension, 
Domestic and Foreign Missions, 

$24 45 

ST. JAMES'S CHURCH, IREDELL COUNTY. 

Baptisms — Infant, white 6, colored 3; Adult, white 3, 

colored 1, 13 



5 00 


2 05 


3 00 


4 75 



65 

Confirmations — White 7, colored 1, 8 

Communicants — Number last year, white 39, colored 12; 
added by Confirmation, white 7, colored 1; lost by 
withdrawal, white 2; present number, white 45, co- 
lored 12, 57 
Funeral, 1 
Contributions — Diocesan Missions $3 00, (at Bish- 
op's visitation $3 15,) $6 15 
Bishop's salary, 4 00 
Belief Fund, 96 
Church Extension, 2 00 



$13 11 



STATESYILLE, IREDELL. 



Baptism — White Adult, 1 

Confirmation — White, 1 
Communicants — White, number last year 1; added by 

Confirmation 1, by removal 1; present number 3 

ST. PHILIP'S CHURCH, MOCKSVILLE. 

Catechumens, 20 

Baptisms — White, Infant 1, Adult 1, 2 

Confirmations — White 2, colored 1, 3 

Communicants — Number last year, white 8, colored 1; 

added this year by Confirmation, white 2, colored 1; 

present number, white 10, colored 2, 12 

Marriage — White, 1 

Funerals — White, 2 

Contributions — Bishop's salary, $8 00 

Diocesan Missions, 10 40 

Relief Fund, 3 00 

Parochial objects, 10 00 

$31 40 

CHURCH OF THE REDEMPTION, LEXINCTON. 

Catechumens, 6 

Baptisms — White, Infant 1, Adult 1, 2 

Confirmations — White, 2 
Communicants — Lost by death 1, added by Confirmation 

2; present number 6 

Funeral — White, 1 

Contributions^Bishop's salary, $7 50 

Diocesan Missions^ 10 00 

Relief Fund, 3 60 

$21 10 



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COOLEMY HILL CHAPEL. 

This is the name of a place of worship on the plantation of P. W. 
Haipston, Esq., at which regular monthly services are held for the ben- 
efit of his slaves. These labors of your Missionary have as yet resnlted 
in no increase to the Church. 

HUNTSVILLE. 

Catechumens, 8 

Baptisms— White, Infant 4, Adult 1, 5 

Confirmations — White, 2 

Communicants— Last year 3; added this year by Con- 
firmation 2; present number 5 
Contributions— Diocesan Missions, at Bishop's visit'n, $5 40 
At this village we have no Church, though the increased and increas- 
ing interest in the services of the Church "is such as to inspire us witt 
the hope of having one soon. 

^ Nothing like regular services were ever held here until last year, 
since which time the interest in them has been manifestly increasing. 
May God grant that the holy leaven may soon leaven that whole com- 
munity. 

a. B. WETMORE, Wood Leaf. 
S. S. BARBER, Mocksville. 

ST. PETER'S CHURCH, CHARLOTTE. 

Baptisms— Infant, white 9, colored 1, Adult, white 2, 12 

Catechumens — White 16, colored 11, 27 

Communicants — Number last year, white 31; added by 

first Communion, white 2; lost by death, white 1; 

total now, white 28, colored 9, 37 

Funerals — White, 2 

Contributions — Diocesan Missions, $15 00 

Bishop's salary, 7 50 

Relief Fund, 2 40 

Parochial Objects, 343 75 

8368 65 
The absence of the former Rector prevents a detailed statement of 
contributions, but we must acknowledge the contributions he obtained 
during his visit to the Dioceses of Maryland and Eastern New York, 
amounting to 8563 50, in aid of our building fund; by its help and that 
of the Parish the debt remaining unpaid has been much reduced, and 
we trust soon to be able to extinguish it and finish the outside walls. 

JNO. WILKES, Sec'y of Vestry. 

ST. BARTHOLOMEW'S CHURCH, PITTSBOROUGH. 

Baptisms — White 3, colored 2, 5 

Catechumens — AVhite, 23 

Communicants — White 33, colored 4, 37 



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Confirmation — Whitej 1 

Marriage — White, 1 

Contributions — Bishop's salary, $40 00 

Missionary Fund, 45 00 

Relief Fund, 12 00 



$97 00 
The above report extends to December 1859, when the Rev. N. C. 
Hughes resigned. R- R- IHRIE. 

On motioD, the Convention proceeded to the election of a 
Standing Committee. The Rev. M. A. Curtis, D. D., and the 
Hon. W. H. Battle were appointed to superintend the balloting. 

The Committee reported that the Rev. R. S. Mason, D. D., 
Rev. F. M. Hubbard, Rev. Aldert Smedes, D. D., of the Cler- 
gy, and John H. Bryan and George W. Mordecai, of the Laity, 
were elected. 

On motion, the election of the Executive Missionary Com- 
mittee was called for. Rev. C. T. Bland, of the Clergy, and 
A. W. Burton, of the Laity, were appointed to superintend the 
election. 

The Committee reported that the Rev. George Benton and 
Rev. Joseph C. Huske, of the Clergy, and Edw'd L. Winslow, 
Charles T. Haigh and E. J. Hale, of the Laity, were elected. 

The Convention took a recess for Service. 

Morning Prayer was said by the Rev. Joseph C. Huske, as- 
sisted by the Rev. B. E. Bronson. Sermon preached by the 
Rev. R. B. Drane, D. D., from the 24:th chapter of Exodus, 
10th verse. 

The Convention was called to order. 

An invitation from the President of the "North Carolina 
Military Institute," inviting the body to visit the grounds and 
Barracks, and witness the drill and parade of the Cadets, was 
received. 

The Secretary was directed to reply to the communication of 
Major Hill, expressing the thanks of the Convention for the invi- 
tation, and say that they would accept the invitation, if possible. 

On motion, the Convention adjourned to 4 o'clock P. M. 

4 o'clock p. m. 

Convention met pursuant to adjournment. 

The election of the Education Committee was called for, and 



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Eev. W. Hodges, of the Clergy, and John Wilkes, of the Lai- 
ty, were appointed to superintend the balloting. 

The Committee reported that the Rev. R. B. Drane, D. D., 
of the Clergy, and Dr. Thos. H. "Wright and P. K. Dickinson, 
of the Laity, were elected. 

On motion, the Convention adjourned to Saturday, 9 o'clock 
A. M. 



Saturday, May 12. 

The Convention met pursuant to adjournment. 
Prayers were said by the Bishop. 
The Minutes of yesterday were read and approved. 
On m.otion. 

Resolved, That the proviso of Article 9th, Section 3d, of the Constitution of 
the Church, be amended so as to read: Provided, "infringe upon existing provi- 
sions established in any Parish by acts of the Legislature or the Colonial gov- 
ernment." 

On motion. 

Resolved, That this amendment be referred to the Committee on Canons. 

The Committee on Unfinished Business of the last Conven- 
tion reported, as follows: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Committee on unfinished business respectfully report as follows: After 
carefully examining the Journal of the last Convention, it is found that what was 
then brought to the notice of that body was duly disposed of; and as we find no 
matter laid over for the action of the present, your Committee finds no such 
business to bring to your notice. C. T. BLAND. 

The Committee of Finance reported. 
After some discussion, 

Resolved, That the Report be referred back to the Committee, with instruc- 
tions to report a Scale of Assessments on all the Parishes in the Diocese. 

The Committee on Canons, to whom was referred the proposition to alter Ar- 
ticle 9th, Section 3d, of the Constitution, respectfully report, that in their opin- 
ion present action upon the subject is inexpedient. 

A. A. WATSON, Chairman. 

On motion, 
Resolved, That the mover of the resolution have leave to withdraw the same. 

On motion, 



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Resolved, That in consequence of the business of the Convention, the Morning 
Prayer be omitted this day. 

R. S. French, a Delegate, asked and obtained leave of ab- 
sence from the sessions of the Convention from this day. 

The Executive Missionary Committee made the following 
Eeport, which was accepted: 

REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE MISSIONARY COMMITTEE. 

The statement given below will show the Financial condition of the Mission- 
ary department of the Church's work: 
Balance on hand May 1859, 
Amount received on assessment at Convention, 
Collection at Goldsboro', 
Div. on 12 shares Cape Fear Bank Stock, 
Interest on money loaned, 
Special contributions, 
Collections by the Bishop, 
Sale of Bishop Ravenscroft's Works, 
By money refunded, 
Assessment for past year, 



Paid Missionary services. 

Interest transferred to permanent fund, 





$1,436 99 




1,562 32 




100 25 




120 00 




118 65 




126 00 




371 02 




29 25 




25 00 




1,479 24 




$5,368 72 


$3,491 


66 


16 


77 


2 45 




3.510 88 



Balance now on hand, $1,857 84 

The several sums, making up the amount received through the Bishop, will be 
found credited to the several Parishes from which they were derived, in the 
Treasurer's Report. 

Your Committee take pleasure in announcing to the Convention the result of 
a comparison of the present with the last report. Not so much because the 
balance is larger, for that of itself is not a conclusive proof of progress. But 
we are pleased because of the signs which we see, of increasing stability in this 
work. We have always expressed the opinion that the Missionary work, so far 
as it depends upon money, can be successfully prosecuted only on condition of 
regular payment of the assessments, because this is the main and only stable 
source of revenue to this Fund. 

It is with pleasure, therefore, that we note the gradual improvement in this 
respect. This year nearly all the Parishes have paid their assessment, in whole 
or in good part. And it is a striking fact, that the Parishes which have been 
most faithful in paying their assessments, are those which have most readily re- 
sponded to the call of the Bishop, showing that in this matter of christian 
liberality is that saying of our Lord true, "to him that hath shall be given." 
The man that gives, will have his soul enlarged to give. The rigor of selfishness 
as stiff in religious matters as in any thing, will be relaxed by the Spirit of our 
God, and the soul will be set free from bonds stronger than links of iron and re- 



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joice, not in its own possessions, not in perishable money, but in the glory of 
God, in good will to man, in the honor of Christ, and in the progress of his 
kingdom. 

Another hopeful sign is the fact that the Parishes of Grace Church, Morgan- 
ton, and St. James', Lenoir, united under Mr. Roberts, and the Church of the 
Epiphany, Leaksville, have resolved to support their own Minister. This, we 
think, is very encouraging. It gives us reason to believe that this fund is ac- 
complishing its original and only useful purpose, that of aiding the weak; and not 
being perverted into encouragement to sloth and inglorious dependence. We do 
not hesitate to say that it ought to be the first eifort, and a continued effort in 
every Parish, to support its own Minister. We cannot understand that spirit 
which is willing to be dependent upon charity for the "bread of life" — the 
precious Gospel of the Son of God, when it can help itself, even though it may 
be at the cost of some self-sacrifice. The question arises here whether other 
Parishes ought not to follow the example of these now mentioned. Other places 
than those which have been helped for ten, fifteen and twenty years and more, 
are opening upon us and asking help. Must we not respond to these? Must 
we stand forever at the same point, giving aid to a stereotype list of Parishes? 
It is impossible. Either the assessment must be raised, — already heavy enough 
upon the larger Parishes, — or Parishes must become self-supporting or the work 
cannot go on. Lumberton, Clinton, Wilson, Graham, the Shops, Lexington, 
Rutherfordton, Shelby, Hendersonville, Calvary Church, Henderson County, 
Franklin, Murphy, Cherokee County, and other places, — must nothing be done 
for these? We believe that the condition of things in N. C. is such at present, 
as to impose upon every member of the Church a very solemn responsibility. As 
material progress is made the way is opened to the Church of God. Ought we 
not to enter upon that way? . Ought we not to improve every opportunity now, 
so that hereafter, perhaps, when we all are sleeping beneath the dust of the 
earth, the Church of our ardent love, the City of God of which such glorious 
things are spoken, may be spread throughout the length and breadth of the 
land, the conservator of all that is good upon earth, the way to Heaven. 

J. C. HUSKE. 

The StandiDg Committee made the following Report, which 
was accepted: 

REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE. 

The Standing Committee of the Diocese of North Carolina, respectfully submit 
the following report of their proceedings during the past Conventional year: 

On June 23, 1859, testimonials were signed on behalf of Edward W. Gilliam, 
recommending him for Deacon's Orders; also, on behalf of Angelo A. Benton, as 
a Candidate for Priest's Orders. 

On August 15, 1859, testimonials were signed on behalf of the Rev. Stephen 
C. Roberts, recommending him for Priest's Orders, and also of the Rev. W. C. 
Hunter as a Candidate for Priest's Orders, and of William G. Phelps, as a Can- 
didate for Deacon's Orders. 

On August 27, 1859, testimonials recommending him as a Candidate for Dea- 
con's Orders, were signed on behalf of Thos. B. Haughton. 

On Nov. 24, 1859, testimonials recommending him for Priest's Orders, were 



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signed on behalf of the Rev, Silas J). Davenport, and for Deacon's Orders, on be- 
half of Win. C. Hunter. 

On Feb'y 25, 1860, testimonials recommending him as a Candidate for Priest's 
Orders. 

On April 4, 1860, testimonials were signed on behalf of the Eev. Henry A. 
Skinner, Deacon, recommending him for Priest's Orders. 

The Committee would again call the attention of all who may hereafter be 
concerned, to the times they have chosen for holding their regular meetings, as 
being not only the most convenient but the most certain periods for the trans- 
action of their business. They would, therefore, request that all papers re- 
quiring the action of the Committee may be laid before them in reference to the 
said regular occasions of their meeting. These are the fourth Saturday of the 
months of February, August and November. 

R. S. MASON, Chm'n. 

The Committee on "Kavenscroft's Works" made the follow- 
ing Report, which was accepted: 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON BISHOP RAVENSCROFT'S WORKS. 

During the year sales of this Work have been made to the amount 

of $41 25 

Paid on Insurance for 2 years, 12 00 



Balance paid to the Treasurer, $29 25 

Amount of sales reported heretofore, 532 80 

Whole amount thus far sold, $562 05 

No returns have been received from those Avho have taken the work on de- 
posit or upon a credit, except of the price of one copy from Mr. Partridge, 
through the Rev. Mr. Cheshire, included in above statement. 
Below will be found a statement as to the unsettled accounts: 

At Elizabeth City, 18 copies, $81 00 

G. S. Partridge, 5 " 21 50 

H. Hooker, 22 " 70 50 

Left at Edenton, 8 " 1858, 33 50 

Rev. J. B. Cheshire, 2 " 1859, 9 00 

Rev. R. Hines, 5 " Memphis, 22 50 

W. L. Pomeroy, 2 " Net, 6 75 

The remaining copies, bound and unbound, are in possession of E. J. Hale & 
Son, Fayetteville, N. C. 

J. C. HUSKE, Chm'n. 

On motion. 

Resolved, That a Committee of eight, consisting of four Clergymen and four 
Laymen, be appointed, to whom shall be referred the subject of Church building 
in the Diocese, and that they report to the next Convention. 

The Committee of Finance made the following Report, which 
was accepted: 



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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance report that they have carefully audited the several 
accounts of the Treasurer, and have found them correctly stated, and the various 
disbursements sustained by satisfactory vouchers. As in former years the per- 
manent funds of the Diocese appear to have been judiciously invested, and the 
balances now in the hands of the Treasurer are as follows; viz: 

Permanent Relief Fund, $296 37 

Fund for the current support of the Episcopate and expenses 

of the Convention, 926 33 

Fund for Current Missionary purposes, 1,857 84 

Fund for Current Relief of Widows and Orphans of Clergymen, 131 83 
For full details of the Financial condition of the Diocese, the Committee refer 
to the Treasurer's accounts which will appear in the Appendix to the Journal. 

After due consideration the Committee recommend the following changes and, 
additions in the scale of Assessments, viz: 

Christ Church, Newbern, 

St, David's, Scuppernong, 

St. John's Church, Durham's Creek, 

St. John's Church, Wilmington, 

Calvary Church, Henderson, 

St Mary's, Gatesville, 

St. Stephen's, Oxford, 

St. Paul's, Louisburg, 

St. Paul's, Wilmington, 

St. Timothy's, Wilson, 

St. Paul's, Swift Creek, 

St. James's, Kittrell's Springs, 

Church of Redeemer, Shelby, 

In view of the increased demand on the Relief Fund the Committee, after 
mature consideration, are convinced that an increase of at least fifty per cent, 
on the former grade of assessment will be required to meet the urgent wants in 
that department. They therefore recommend that the scale of assessment for 
this Fund for the ensuing year be increased by that amount. They also recom- 
mend that a collection be made at this Convention to meet the present calls upon 
this Fund, and th:a this Convention shall adopt some measure for enlarging the- 
Permanent Relief Fund already commenced. 

In conclusion the Committee beg leave to call the attention of the Clergy to 
the 22d Canon, which requires an annual collection in each Parish for the 
Education Fund of the Diocese. They regret to notice that heretofore this Fund 
has received far less attention than its imporiance demands. 
For the Committee. 

R. B. DRANE, Ch'n. 

The following resolutions were adopted: 

Resolved, That the Scale of Assessments reported by the Committee of Fi- 
nance be adopted for the present year. 

Resolved, That the Bishop be requested to have a collection mndc for the "Re- 
lief Fund" for the assistance of the widows and orplians of deceased Clergymen, 



Bp's Sal. 


Miss. 


Relief. 


S250 00 


$320 00 


$90 00 


34 00 


50 00 


20 00 


7 50 


7 60 


5 00 


70 00 


70 00 


10 00 


50 00 


50 00 


20 00 


15 00 


15 00 


10 00 


30 00 


30 00 


7 50 


25 00 


25 00 


4 50 


20 00 


20 00 


10 00 


4 00 


4 00 


2 00 


4 00 


4 00 


2 00 


4 00 


4 00 


2 00 


4 00 


4 00 


2 00 



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Resolved, That the Convention adopt such measures as it may think proper, 
for the increase of the Permanent Fund for the relief of widows and orphans of 
deceased Clergymen. 

On inotioK, 

Resolved, That the resolution as to the appointment of a Committee of eight, 
t.0 report to the next Convention on the subject of Church building, &c., be re- 
considered. 

Which was adopted. 

A motion was made to amend the resolution by adding the 
following: 

Resolved, That the Committee be instructed to confer with the Officers of the 
Church Building Society. 

The motion to reconsider and the amendment were discussed. 
During the discussion, a motion was made to indefinitely post- 
pone the whole subject, which was also discussed; and the reso- 
lution and tlie amendment were finally adopted. 

The resolution as amended is as follows: 

Resolved, That a Committee, consisting of four Clergymen and four Laymen, 
be appointed, to whom shall be referred the subject of Church building, and 
they make report to the next Annual Convention of the Diocese; and that the 
Committee be instructed to confer with the Officers of the Church Building So- 
ciety. 

The following compose the said Committee: Kev. F. W. Hil- 
liard. Rev. A. A. Watson, Rev. B. S. Bronson, Rev. R. H. Ma- 
son, of the Clergy; Messrs. Josiah Collins, W. H. Battle, A. J. 
DeRosset and H. W. Guion, of tbe Laity. 

A letter from Major Hill, of the N. C. Military Institute, in- 
viting the Convention to visit the Institute this afternoon, was 
received and read to the Convention. 

On motion, 
• Resolved, That the thanks of the Convention be returned, and that he be in- 
formed that the business of the Convention will not admit of the acceptance of 
his invitation by the members. 

On motion, the Convention adjourned to 4 o'clock. 

4 o'clock p. m. 

The Convention was called to order by the Bishop. 

The Committee on the Memorial to the Trustees of the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina reported the following copy of a Me- 
morial, which being read, the Secretary was directed to have a 
certified copy prepared and forwarded to the Chairman of the 
Committee: 



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To THE President and Board of Trustees 

OF the University of North Carolina: 

The undersigned, being a Committee appointed to address your honorable body- 
by the Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church, recently assembled in the 
town of Charlotte, beg leave respectfully to represent: 

It has been made known to the body whose delegates they are, that by a law 
of the University, the students are compelled to attend the religious services of 
the Chapel of the University on Sunday, and are not permitted, even on the writ- 
ten request of parents or guardians, to attend at such time the religious services 
of the Communion to which themselves or their parents belong. 

Cases, it is alleged, have occurred, in which requests for students to attend 
other religious services than those of the Chapel have been refused by the Fa- 
culty of the University, on the ground of the existence of said law. 

Your memorialists would, therefore, with great respect but with great plain- 
ness, inquire of your honorable body, whether such a law is not now injurious 
and wrong, for these if no other reasons: 

First. That it interferes with the conscience, by depriving the student of the 
benefit of that religious worship and instruction to which the parent, and proba- 
bly the student himself, may be conscientiously attached, and by cocnpelling htm 
to attend services which receive neither his parents' nor his own approbation; or 
deprives him of the instruction to which he is entitled in the University of his 
own State, or drives him to seek it in some institution abroad, in which reli- 
gious liberty is more enjoyed. 

Secondly. That the present law appears to yotir memorialists to be incompat- 
ible with a right secured by the Constitution and laws of their own State, as well 
as of the United States, the right for every one to worship God according to the 
dictates of his conscience; and they think it indubitable, that in this case what 
any one has a right, to claim for himself he has a right to claim for the members 
of his family. 

Your memorialists would beg, however, that it may be clearly understood, that 
in presenting this memorial, they do not in the least degree intend to pass any 
censure on the distinguished Faculty of the University for enforcing this, as 
well as the other regulations of the University. As faithful ofi&cers they are 
bound to enforce the laws of the Institution. They also entirely disclaim any in- 
tention of censuring your honorable body for having made the said law. At the 
time of its passage there may have been a necessity for it, from the alternative 
which then existed of either the services of the University Chapel, or of no 
religious services; but it is well known that such necessity exists no longer, and 
they contend that the necessity having ceased the restriction should also cease; 
and they would^ therefore, most respectfully, but fully, plainly and earnestly 
press upon your honorable body, what they believe a duty and obligation, either 
to repeal the said law, and sitb°titute another in its place, or else so to modify 
it, that every student may be permitted, say on the written request of his parent 
or guardian, or in case of his being of age, on his own written request, to attend 
that religious instruction and worship in which he has been educated, and which 
has the approbation of the understanding, and the aflFections of the heart of those 
most interested in his spiritual welfare, and most probably the approbation of 
the student's own head and heart. 

Your memorialists hope that it will also be seen by yotir honorable body, that 
in laying this subject before you, they do not pretend to ask any peculiar 



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privilege or favor for those they represent, but that they ask the allovrance of a 
right which belongs to them as citizens of this free commonwealth, as conscien- 
tious christians. They ask no more for themselves than they would gladly see 
enjoyed by other religious bodies equally interested with themselves in the wel- 
fare of the University, equally entitled with themselves for their sons to the bene- 
fit of its instruction. Hoping that your honorable body will grant a favorable 
hearing to this our memorial, 

We subscribe ourselves, with the greatest respect, 

very faithfully yours, in the Gospel, 
E. M. FORBES, 
R. S. MASON, 
JOSIAH COLLINS, 
T. GEO. WALTON, 
A. J. DeROSSET. 

Charles T. Haigh was elected Treasurer of the Convention 
for the ensuing year. 

On motion, Henry R. Savage was nominated as Treasurer of 
the University of the South for this Diocese, and was elected. 

On motion, Rev. M. Ashley Curtis, D. D., Thomas Ruffin 
and Thomas D. "Warren were elected Trustees of the University 
of the Sonth from this Diocese. 

On motion, the Delegates to the General Convention were 
dected, as follows: Rev. R. S. Mason, D. D., Rev. R. B. Drane, 
D. D., Rev. A. A. Watson, Rev. J. B. Cheshire, of the Clergy; 
Hon. Thomas Ruffin, Josiah Collins, Hon. Wm. H. Battle, E. 
L. Winslow, of the Laity. 

On motion, the Alternate Delegates to the General Conven- 
tion were elected, as follows: Rev. Aldert Smedes, D. D., Rev. 
K. H. Prout, Rev. Edwin Geer, Rev. Joseph C. Huske, of the 
Clergy; Dr. Thos. H. Wright, George "W. Mordecai, Samuel F. 
Patterson, Mosos W. Jarvis, of the Laity. 

Ou motion, 

Resolved, That the Secretary cause 1500 copies of the Journals of this Con- 
tention to be printed and circulated. 

The Report of the Committee on the State of the Church was 
made, and after !)eiug read, was adopted, as follows: 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE STATE OF THE CHURCH. 

The Comraittea ou the State of the Church respectfully report: That from the 
Bishop's Address and the Paroi;hial Reports, they find the present condition of 
the Diocese to be as. follows: During the past year there have been 66 white and 
28 colored adults, and 342 white and 180 colored infants baptized— making in 
all 616 Baptisms. The number Confirmed has been, in all, 247. The number of 
Catechumens 1123, The number of Communicants 2792. The number of Mar- 



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riages 101. Of Burials 169. The contributions have been $25,896 74. These 
numbers however are not to be considered as constituting the full statistics of the 
Church, as several Parishes have not reported. The number of Clergy is 45 — 
consisting of the Bishop, of 35 Presbyters and 9 Deacons. Three Clergymen 
have removed from the Diocese, and one has been received. There have toen 

two Ordinations of Priests and three of Deacons. young men are receiving 

aid in the prosecution of their studies with a view to the Ministry of the Church . 
The Candidates for Orders are eight for Priests and eight for Deacon's Orders. 

Among the changes which have taken place in the Diocese, the Committee 
have to record the death of the Rev. Henry F. Green, a Presbyter, most t^uly 
valued by all who knew him, for the natural excellencies of the man as well a? 
for the graces of the christian; one who so fully devoted the powers which God bad 
bestowed on him to the fulfilment of that Ministry with which he was entrusted. 

The Committee would beg leave to state that in the efforts which as a Chiirch 
of the living God we are called on to mak-e, for the extension of his Gospel, the 
appointment of a Missionary at large to search out such members of the Church, 
as live apart from and deprived of her ministrations, as well as to make k/iown 
abroad the excellencies of her doctrine and worship, together with the dissero.i- 
nation of the Prayer Book, appears to them a means of very great efficacy for the 
furtherance of true religion and virtue. 

The Committee would also beg leave lo call the attention of the Convention to 
the Church Intelligencer, the religious newspaper recently established among uk, 
and mentioned with such approbation in the Bishop's Address. In their opinion 
it is published under such auspices as must render it an effective instrument for 
promoting the cause of God's Church; they would therefore cordially recommend 
it to the patronage of the members of this Diocese. 

R. 8. MASON, Chairman. 

On motion, 

Resolved, That the thanks of the Convention be tendered to the citizens of th* 
town of Charlotte, for their hospitality to the members of this body. 

Tlie following preamble and resolutions were nnaniinonslj 
adopted: 

Whereas: In the wise providence of God, the late Rev, Henry F. Green, a Pree- 
byter of this Diocese, has been removed from the sphere of his earthly labors, 
we believe to the rewards of a faithful and righteous servant of God. 

Resolved, That while we bow in perfect submission to this act of our Heavenly 
Father, we deeply sorrow that one so eminently qualified for great usefulness in 
the Church of Christ, should have been so early taken from us. His rare excel- 
lencies, his purity, and guilelessness, his earnestness and diiig( ncc, excited the 
admiration, and esteem, and affection of his brethren. 

Resolved, That we offer our sincere sympathies to the family and friende of 
the deceased, and condole with them in the loss which they have sustained. 

Resolve<3, That the Secretary of the Convention be requested to forward a 
copy of the above Preamble and Resolutions to the relict of the deceased. 

On motion, the Convention adjourned, to meet after Service 
on Sunday evenitig. 



Sunday Morning. 

Morning Prayer was said by the Rev. A. A. Watson, assist- 
ed by the Eev. R. B. Drane, D. D. An Ordination Sermon 
was preached by the Rev. W. E. Snowden, from St. Jude, 3d 
verse. 

The Rev. H. A. Skinner was admitted to the Order of Priests, 
by the Bishop, — the Rev. F. W. Hilliard and the Rev. George 
Patterson presenting the Candidate. 

After the Ordination, the Holy Communion was administered 
by the Bishop, assisted by tbe Rev. A. A. Watson, the Rev. 
R. B. Drane, D. D., and the Rev. W. E. Snowden. 

The collection at the Communion, on behalf of the Fund for 
the relief of the widows and orphans of deceased Clergymen, 
was made, and amounted to $161 90. 

Sunday Afternoon. 

Evening Prayer was said by the Rev. H. A. Skinner, assist- 
ed by the Rev. E. W. Gilliam. A Sermon preached by the 
Rev. H. H. Prout, from the 3d chapter of St. Paul's Epistle to 
the Philippians, 5th verse. 

, Sunday Night. 

Prayer was said by the Rev. F. W. Hilliard, assisted by the 
Rev. G. Patterson. A Missionary Sermon was preached by the 
Rev. B. S. Bronson, from the 16th chapter and 18th verse of 
St. Matthew's Gospel. A collection, amounting to $142 16, 
was made. 

After Service, the Convention assembled and was called to 
order. No further business appearing, the Convention ad- 
journed sine die. 

EDW'D LEE WmSLOW, Sec'y. 



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APPENDIX. 



SCALE OF ASSESSMENTS, 



St James's church, Wilmington 

St John's church, Fayetteville 

Christ church, Raleigh 

Christ church, Newbern 

St Paul's church, Edenton 

St Peter's, Washington 

St Mary's School 

Immanuel church, Warrenton 

St Luke's, Salisbury 

St Stephen's, Oxford 

Trinity church, Scotland Neck 

St John's in the Wilderness 

St Matthew's, Hillsborough 

Christ church, Elizabeth City 

St Bartholomew's, Pittsborough 

St John's, Williamsborough 

Calvary church, Tarborough 

Missionary Station in Scuppernong 

Church of the Holy Innocents, Henderson. 

Trinity chapel, Beaufort 

Calvary church, Wadesborough 

St Thomas's, Bath 

Holy Trinity, Hertford, Perquimons 

St Thomas's, Windsor 

Christ church. Rowan 

St Thomas's, Craven 

St James's, Granville 

St Paul's, Louisburg 

Zion chapel, Beaufort 

Grace church, Plymouth 

St Mary's, Orange 

St Mary's, Kinston 

Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Hill 

St Mark's church, Chatham county 

Church of the Redemption, Lexington 

St Paul's, Greenville 

Grace church, Morganton 

Christ church, Rockfish ■ 

St Luke's, Lincolnton ■ 

St Philip's church, Mocksville 

St Peter's, Ch!\rlotte ■ 

St. John's, Pitt co\mty 

St Luke's church, Washington county.... 

St John's, Rutherfordton 

Church of the Advent 



Bishop's 
Salary and 
Contingent 

$300 00 
280 00 
280 00 
250 00 
266 00 
150 00 



Missionary 
Fund. 



67 00 
40 00 
30 OOJ 
48 00 
48 00! 
47 00! 
40 OOl 
40 00 
15 00 
50 00 
34 00 
15 00 

24 00 
20 00 
10 00 
27 00 
27 00 
20 00 
20 00' 
19 00 

25 00 
10 00 
18 00 
13 00 
10 00 
15 00 

15 00 
7 50 

16 00 



15 00 


15 00 


15 00 


7 50 


7 50 


7 50 


7 50 


7 50 


7 50 



Relief 
Fund. 



$350 00 
320 00 
320 00 
320 00 
300 00 
160 00 
150 00 
75 00 
40 00 
30 00 
65 00 
55 00 
25 00 
50 00 
45 00 
15 00 
50 00 
50 00 
15 00 
27 00 
20 00 

12 00 
30 00 
30 00 
22 00 
22 00 

13 00 
25 00 
12 00 
18 00 
15 00 
10 00 
15 00 

15 00 
10 00 

16 00 
15 00 

15 00 

16 00 

8 00 
15 00 
15 00 

7 00 
10 00 

9 00 



$90 00 

90 00 

90 00 

90 00 

72 00 

53 00 

18 00 

27 00 

15 00 

7 50 

18 00 

18 00 

18 00 

18 00 

18 00 

7 50 

14 00 

20 00 

7 50 

7 50 

9 00 

4 50 

3 60 
ft 00 
6 50 
6 60 

4 50 
4 50 
4 50 

00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



5 
5 
5 
5 
6 
5 
5 
5 
5 00 



5 00 
3 00 
3 00 
3 00 
3 00 
3 00 
3 00 



TO 



St Philip's, Smithville , 

Church of the Saviour, Jackson 

Trinity church, Asheville 

Church of the Epiphany, Leaksville. 

St Mark's, Halifax 

St Paul's, Clinton 

St Stephen's, Golsborough 

St Andrew's, Rowan 

St Mary's, Gatesville 

Grace church, Bertie 

St Barnabas, Murfreesborough , 

St James's, Iredell county 

St Paul's, Beaufort 

St James's, Lenoir , 

St Paul's, Wilkesborough , 

St John's church, Durham's creek..., 

St John's church, Wilmington 

Calvary church. Henderson , 

St Paul's, Wilmington 

St Timothy's, Wilson 

St Paul's, Swift Creek 

St James's, Kittrell's Springs 

Church of Redeemer, Shelby 



Bishop's 




Salary and 


Missionary 


Contingent 


Fund. 


?8 00 


$9 00 


8 00 


9 00 


12 00 


13 *00 


10 00 


12 00 


10 00 


12 00 


15 00 


5 00 


15 00 


5 00 


15 00 


10 00 


15 00 


15 00 


7 50 


7 50 


7 50 


7 50 


7 50 


5 00 


5 00 


2 50 


8 00 


12 00 


20 00 


25 00 


7 50 


7 50 


70 00 


70 00 


50 00 


50 00 


20 00 


20 00 


4 00 


4 00 


4 00 


4 00 


4 00 


4 00 


4 00 


4 00 


$2712 50 


$8168 00 



Relief 
Fund. 

$3 00 
3 00 



50 

50 

50 

50 

50 

50 

10 00 

3 75 

3 75 

3 75 

3 75 

7 50 

7 50 

5 00 

10 00 

20 00 

10 00 

2 00 

2 00 

2 QO 

2 00 

$963 60 



71 



REPORT OF THE TREASURER. 

The Treasurer of the Convention reports the following balances on 
hand: 

Permanent Fund for Relief of disabled Clergymen 

and Widows and Orphans of deceased Clergy, $296 37 
Fund for support of Episcopate, and expenses of 

Convention, 926 33 

Fund for Missionary purposes, 1857 84 

Fund for Relief of disabled, and Widows and Or- 
phans of deceased Clergymen, 131 83 

$3,212 37 
During the past year by taking $397 38 from the General Fund, he 
has added one State Bond ($1,000) to the Permanent Fund for the 
support of the Episcopate. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. T. HAIGH, 
Treasurer of Convention. 
Fayetteville, May 6, 1860. 



n 



Dr. 



Diocese of North Carolina, {Fund for support Episcopate and 



1859, 
May 7. 



Sept. 3. 
1860, 
March 2. 
1859, 

Dec. 6. 
1860, 

Jan. 6. 



To cashpd Clergy, &c., expenses attending Convention, viz: 

Rev Geo Patterson, $14 75 

Rev I. Harding, 5 00 

Rev R. H. Mason, ' 7 25 

Rev E. Geer, 10 20 

Rev Jarvis Buxton, 38 00 

Rev G. B. Wetmore, 6 30 

Rev D. D. Van Antwerp, 4 25 

Rev R. H. Murphy, 11 25 

Rev H. A. Skinner, 18 50 

Rev R. S. Mason, 1 75 

Rev M. A. Curtis, 3 25 

Rev David Kerr, 6 10 

Rev T. S. W. Mott, 9 00 

Rev C. T. Bland, 16 00 

Rev W E Snowden, 16 75 

Rev E, M. Forbes, 10 00 

Rev S. D. Davenport, 12 50 

Rev W. W. Skiles, , 20 00 

Rev Jos. C. Huske, 10 20 

Rev Jos. W, Murphy, 28 00 

Mr E. L. Winslow, 14 50 

Ditto, postages, 8 00 

Ditto, binding Journals, 2 25 

To cash paid Bishop Atkinson, from July 15, 1859, to July 

15, 1860, ^ » > J 

Ditto E. J. Hale & Son, printing Journals, &c. 
Ditto H. Cope, Treas'r General Convention, 
Ditto Rev Dr Mason, expenses attending ditto, 
Ditto Rev A. A. Watson, " *< " 

Ditto Rev Dr Curtis, exp's at'ng University of the South, 

Ditto '« " 4. a 

Ditto Fulton & Price, advertising. 

Ditto taxes on Bishop's residence, 1857, 1868, 1859, 
Ditto insurance from Dec. 1856 to May 1860, 
Ditto transferred to Permanent Fund, 



To amount carried forward, 



$4076 85 



73 



Contingent Expenses of Convention, in acH with Treasurer, &c. Cr. 



1869, 








May 2. 


By balance on hand as reported, 




$1410 71 


6. 


By cash received at Convention, viz: 








Calvary church, Tarborough, 


$50 00 






Trinity, Scotland Neck, 


48 00 






St. Paul's, Edenton, balance due, 


64 20 






Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Hill, 


15 00 






St. John's, Williamsborough, 


20 00 






St. Mary's, Kinston, 


10 00 






St. John's, Pitt county, 


7 50 






Immanuel, Warrenton, 


67 00 






Trinity, Asheville, 


8 00 






St. John's, Rutherfordton, 


5 00 






Trinity, Beaufort, 


24 00 






Christ church, Elizabeth City, 


40 00 






Christ church, Newbern, 


225 00 






St. Peter's, Charlotte, 


7 50 






St. Luke's, Lincolnton, 


15 00 






St. David's, Scuppernong, 


34 00 






St. John's, Durham's Creek, 


12 00 






Christ church, Raleigh, 


280 00 






St. Paul's, AVilkesborough, 


20 00 






Richmond Hill, 


8 37 






St. Luke's, Washington county, 


7 50 






Grace church, Plymouth, 


18 00 






St. Stephea's, Goldsborough, 


15 00 






St. Mark's, Halifax, 


4 00 






St. Thomas's, Windsor, 


27 00 






Grace church, Bertie, 


7 60 






Church of the Advent, Williamston, 


7 50 






St. Peter's, Washington, 


150 00 






St. Luke's, Salisbury, 


40 00 






Holy Trinity, Hertford, 


27 00 




, 


Church of Epiphany, Leaksville, 


10 00 






Old St. Philip's, Smithville, 


8 00 






Church of the Saviour, Jackson, 


8 00 






St. Matthew's, Hillsborough, 


47 00 






Christ church. Rowan, 


6 00 






St. Andrew's, Rowan, 


4 00 






St. Philip's, Mocksville, 


7 50 






Church of Redemption, Lexington, 


7 60 






Calvary church, Wadesborough, 


25 00 






St. Paul's, Greenville, 


15 00 






St. Paul's, Beaufort, 


5 00 






Zion chapel, Beaufort, 


10 00 






St. Thomas's, Bath, 


10 00 






St. Barnabas, Murfreesborough, 


7 50 










1434 57 


25. 


Holy Innocents, Henderson, 


24 00 




June 9. 


St. Bartholomew's, Pittsborough, 


30 00 




July 8. 


Interest on State Bonds, by G. W. Mordecai, 


225 00 




Ditto ditto. 


30 00 




15. 


St. Mary's, Orange county. 


6 00 




Aug. 24. 
Nov. 2. 


W. Eaton, Esq., Granville, 


10 00 




St. John's in the Wilderness, by Hon. C. G. 








Memminger, 


48 00 






By amount carried forward. 




373 00 




$3218 28 



74: 



Dr. 



Diocese of North Carolina, {Fund for support of 



1860, 



May 5. 



To amount brought forward, 



To balance on hand, 



$4076 85 



926 33 



^5003 18 



Dr. Diocese of North Carolina, {for Fund for relief of disabled 

count with the Treasurer 



1859, 
May 21, 

1860, 
Feb. 18. 



To cash paid Mrs. Thurston, 
Ditto Mrs. Wiley, 

Ditto Mrs. Wiley, 



To amount carried forward, 



$175 00 
175 00 

100 00 



$450 00 



$450 Q% 



75 



the Episcopate^ (fee.) in account loith Treasurer ^ &c. 




Gr. 


1859, 










By amount brought forward, 




^3218 28 


Nov. 1. 


Coupon on Bond, 


30 00 






Dividend on 48 shares C. F. Bank stock, 


240 00 




1860, 








Jan. 6. 


St. James's Wilmington, 


300 00 




i. 


Interest on Raleigh & Gaston R. R. Bonds, 


225 00 






Ditto on 1 State Bond, 


30 00 






St. Paul's, Edenton, Jan'y 31, $191 58; April 








18, $74 42, 


266 00 




Feb. 14. 


St. Bartholomew's, Pittsborough, 


39 00 






St. Mark's, Deep River, 


2 00 




April. 


Interest 10 mos. on $900 loaned. 


45 00 




1. 


Coupon on Bond, 


30 00 




17. 


St, Matthew's, Hillsborough, 


47 00 






St. Mary's, Orange, 


5 00 




May 2. 


Dividend on 48 shares C. F. Bank stock, 


240 00 




4. 


St. John's, Fayetteville, 


280 00 






Christ church, Rockfish, 


5 90 






By balance on hand. 




1784 90 




5003 18 


5. 


$926 33 



Clergymen and Widows and Orphans of deceased Clergymen^ in ac- 
of the Convention. Cr. 



859, 
May 2. 


By balance on hand as reported, 




$50 06 


5. 


By cash received at Convention, viz: 








St Luke's, Washington county, 


2 50 






St Stephen's, Goldsborough, 


5 00 






Calvary, Tarborough, 


10 00 






Trinity, Scotland Neck, 


12 00 






Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Hill, 


3 60 






St. John's, Williamsborough, 


5 00 






St Mary's, Kinston, 


3 60 






St John's, Pitt county, 


2 40 






Immanuel, Warrenton, 


18 00 






Trinity, Asheville, 


2 40 






St John's, Rutherfordton, 


2 00 






Ti'inity, Beaufort, 


5 00 






Christ church, Elizabeth City, 


. 13 00 






Christ church, Newbern, 


60 00 






St Peter's, Charlotte, 


2 40 






Ditto, (arrears,) 


2 40 






St David's, Scuppernong, 


9 60 






St Paul's, Wilkesborough, 


5 00 






Grace church, Plymouth, 


3 60 






St Peter's, Washington, 


35 00 






St Luke's, Salisbury, 


10 00 






Holy Trinity, Hertford, 


2 40 


214 90 




By amount carried forward, 






$264 96 



76 



Dr. 



Diocese of North Carolina^ (^Relief Fund, (&c.,) in 



1850, 



May 5. 



To amount brought forward, 



To balance to new account, 



$450 00 



131 83 

$581 83 



77 



account with Treasurer of Convention— continued. 



Or. 



1859, 



May 23. 
June 9. 
July 15. 
Aug. 24. 
1860, 
Jau. 26. 



Feb. U. 

April 17, 

May 5 



By amount brought forward, 
St Luke's, Lincolnton, 
Church of Epiphany, Leaksville, 
Old St Philip's, Smithville, 

Ditto, (arrears) 

Church of the Saviour, Jackson, 
St Matthew's, Hillsborough, 
Christ Church, Rowan, 
St Andrew's, do 
St Philip's, Mocksville, 
Church of the Redemption, Lexington, 
Calvary, Wadesborough, 
St Paul's, Greenville, 
St Paul's, Beaufort, 
Zion chapel, Beaufort county, 
St Thomas's, Bath, 
St Barnabas, Murfreesborough, 
St Thomas's, Windsor, 
Grace church, Bevtie, 
Church of the Advent, Williamstou, 

Holy Innocentg, Henderson, 

St Bartholomew's, Pittsborough, 

St Mary's, Orange, 

W. Eaton, Esq., Granville, 

St James's, Wilmington, 

St John's, Favetteville, 

Christ cburch, Raleigh, 

St Bartholomew's, Pitceborough, 

St Mark's, Beep River, 

St Matthew 8, Hillsborough, 

St Mary's, Orange, 

St Mary's School, 

Christ church, Rockfiuh, 



By balance on hand, 



3 60 
5 00 
2 40 
5 60 
2 40 
12 00 



2 40 



5 00 
7 00 
2 00 
5 00 



$264 96 



60 00 


60 00 


60 00 


12 50 


1 50 


12 00 


2 00 


12 00 


3 60 


$131 83 



74 27 



242 60 
$581 83 



78 



Br. Diocese of North Carolina, (for Missionary Fund for current 



1859, 
June 4 



Sept. i; 



Dec. 5 

7 
1860, 
Feb. 14 



Ap. 10, 



To cash for half-year's services commencing from Conven- 
tion, viz: 

Rev Israel Harding, $100 00 

Rev George Benton, 100 00 

Rev E. M. Forbes, on account, 50 00 

Rev J. L. Gay, 75 00 

Rev David Kerr, 100 00 

Rev M. A. Curtis, 100 00 

Rev N. C. Hughes, 100 00 

Rev Jarvis Buxton, 100 00 

Rev J. A. Wain Wright, 100 00 

Rev H. A. Skinner, 50 00 

Rev W. E. Snowden, 100 00 

Rev B. S. Bronson, 50(00 

Rev D. D. Van Antwerp, 100 00 

Rev F. W. Hilliard, 100 00 

Rev S. S. Barber, 76 00 

Rev C. T. Bland, 100 00 

Rev W. W. Skiles, 75 CO 

Rev R. W. Barber, 100 00 

Rev G. B. Wetmore, 100 00 

Rev S. D. Davenport, 50 CO 

Rev T. S. W. Mott, 100 00 

Rev Mr Hunter, by Bishop Atkinson, 
Rev Israel Harding, 

To cash for services to Convention: 
Rev S. S. Barber, 
Rev George Benton, 
Rev E. M. Forbes, 
Curtis, 
Davenport, 
Wetmore, 
Barber, 
Skiles, 
Bland, 
Wainwriorht, 



100 00 
50 00 



Rev M. A. 

Rev S. D. 

Rev G. B. 

Rev R. W. 

Rev W. W. 

Rev C. T. 

Rev J. A. 

Rev Jarvis Buxton, 

Rev H. A. Skinner, 

Rev W. E. Snowden, 

Rev B. S. Bronson, 

Rev D. D. Van Antwerp, 

Rev F. W. Hilliard, 

Rev David Kerr, 

Postage Stamps, 

This amount of interest transferred to Per- 
manent Relief Fund, 



76 00 
100 00 
116 66 
100 00 

50 00 
100 00 
100 00 

75 00 
100 00 
100 00 
100 00 

50 00 
100 00 

60 00 
100 00 
100 00 
100 00 

2 45 

16 7?! 



To amount carried forward. 



$1826 00 



Ui66 66 



19 22 



13610 8« 



79 



purposes,') in account with the Treasurer of the Convention. Cr. 



1859, 
May 2. 


By balance on hand as reported to Convention, 




$1436 99 




By cash, Christ church, Raleigh, 




320 00 


6. 


By cash received at Convention: 








St Luke's, Washington county, 


f 7 50 






St Paul's, Edenton, 


100 80 






Calvary, Tarborough, 


50 00 






Trinity, Scotland Neck, 


65 00 






Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Hill, 


15 00 






St Stephen's, Goldsborough, 


5 00 






St John's, Williamsborough, 


20 00 






St Mary's, Kinston, 


10 00 






St John's, Pitt county. 


15 00 






Immanuel, Warrenton, 


75 00 






Trinity, Asheville, 


9 60 






St John's, Rutherfordton, 


5 00 






Trinity, Beaufort, 


27 00 






Christ church, Elizabeth City, 


50 00 






Christ church, Newbern, 


235 72 






St Peter's, Charlotte, 


15 00 






Ditto ditto, arrears, 


15 00 






St Luke's, Lincolnton, 


15 00 






St David's, Scuppei'nong, 


38 00 






St Paul's, Wilkesborough, 


25 00 






Grace church, Plymouth, 


18 00 






St Peter's, Washington, 


160 00 






St Luke's, Salisbury, 


40 00 






Holy Trinity, Hertford, 


30 00 






A member, St Mark's, Deep River, 


5 00 






Sunday School, ditto, ditto. 


2 00 






Church of Epiphany, Leaksville, 


12 00 






Old St Philip's, Smithville, 


9 00 






St Matthew's, Hillsborough, 


25 00 






Christ church, Rowan, 


5 00 






St. Andrew's, Rowan, 


4 00 






St Philip's, Mocksville, 


8 00 






Church of Redemption, Lexington, 


10 00 






St James's, Iredell, 


3 70 






Calvary, Wadesborough, 


21 60 






St Paul's, Greenville, 


15 00 






St Paul's, Beaufort, 


2 50 






Zion chapel, Beaufort, 


10 00 






St Barnabas, Murfreesborough, 


7 50 






St Thomas's, Windsor, 


30 00 






Grace church, Bertie, 


7 50 






Church of the Advent, Williamaton, 


9 00 






Collection at St Stephen's, Goldsborough, 


100 25 






By Bishop Atkinson, 


25 






Church of the Saviour, Jackson, 


9 00 






Miss Helen Slade, Williamsborough, 


25 00 










1367 82 


25. 


By cash, Holy Innocents, Henderson, * 


11 00 




June 9. 


St Bartholomew's, Pittsborough, 


45 00 




July 15. 


St Mary's, Orange, 


4 00 




Sept. 3. 


W. Eaton, Esq., Granville, by Bp. Atkinson, 


10 00 


70 00 




By amount carried forward. 






$8194 81 



80 



Dr. 



Diocese of North Carolina, (for Missionary purposes,) 



1860. 



To amount brought forward, 



May 5. To balance on hand, 



$3510 88 



$1857 84 
$5368 72 



81 



in account ivifh Treasurer of Convention — continued. 



Cr. 



1859, 




By amount brought forward, 






$3194 81 


Sept 


. 3. 


Interest 4 mos. 3 days on $1709 42, 




35 32 








Dividend on 12 shares C. F. Bank stock, 


60 00 








Alex'r Robertson, Esq., Charleston, bj 


r Bish- 










op Atkinson, 




50 00 




1860, 












Jan. 


Cash returned by Rev. J. L. Gay, 




25 00 








St James's, Wilmington, April 6, $165 


April 










27, $185, in full, 




350 00 






30. 


St Mary's School, 

St Paul's, Edenton, Jan'y 31, $17 48 
18, $38 01; April 27, $118 50, 


April 


112 00 
173 99 




Feb. 


14. 


St Bartholomew's, Pittsborough, 
St Mark's, Deep River, 




45 00 
3 00 




Mar. 


15. 


St Stephen's, Oxford, 




8 00 




Ap. 


10. 


Interest for 10 mos. on $1600, 




83 33 
41 00 






16. 


Female Miss'y Society of Christ ch.. Raleigh, 






17. 


St Matthew's, Hillsborough, 
St Mary's, Orange, 
Rev M. A. Curtis, 




25 00 
5 00 
4 00 


1020 64 




18. 


By cash contributions at the visitations of the Bp. 








Jan. 29. St Luke's, Salisbury, 


$24 60 










Feb'y 5. Christ church, Raleigh, 


47 92 










Mar. 1. St Mary's, Kinston, 


6 75 










4. Christ church, Newbern, 


40 47 










5. Swift Creek Bridge, 


2 87 










6. Pugh's Chapel, 


6 45 










7. Trinity, Beaufort county. 


8 27 










8. Durham's Creek, 


2 40 










9. Bath, 


5 03 










10. Pantego, 


4 98 










11. Washington, 


33 30 










12. Zion chapel, 


11 1# 










14. Greenville, 


21 38 










21. Jackson, 


14 25 










26. Williamston, 


1 80 










29. Plymouth, 


31 00 










30. St' Luke's, Washington county, 


2 51 










April 1. St David's, Scuppernong, 


32 57 






, 




3. Gatesville, 


6 65 










8. Hertford, 


22 88 










10. Elizabeth City, 


25 84 










15. Goldsborough, 


18 00 


371 02 




May 1. 


By cash from E. J. Hale & Sou, sales Bishop Ra- 








veascroft's Sermons, 




29 25 








Dividend on 12 shares C. F. Bank .stock, 


60 00 






3. 


Christ church, Raleigh, 




320 00 






4. 


St John's, Fayetteville, 
St. Mary's school, 
Christ church, Rockii.sh, 




320 00 
38 00 
15 00 






5. 


By balance on hand, 






1153 27 










$5368 72 




$1857 84 



82 



Dr. Diocese oj North, Carolina, {Permanent Fund for support 



1859, 
June G. 

1860, 
Jan. 10. 



To cash paid for State Bond No. 151, dated April 

1, 1859, $980 00 



To cash paid for $7500 State Bonds, 



7237 50 



$8217 60 



Br. Diocese of North Carolina, {Permanent Fund for relief of 

men,) in account with the 



Permanent Mit- 



12 shares Cape Fear Bank stock. 



Br. 



Report of Thos. H. Wright, Trca- 



1869, 








April 27. 


To balance per acc't rendered to Convention, Ma> 
Convention, 


1H59. 


$397 13 


May 9. 




57 57 




Member St Mark's, Deep River, 




5 00 




Trinity cliurcb, Beaufort,, 




2 25 




St David's, Scuppernong, 




3 40 


16. 


St Bartholoinev/'s, Pittsljorough, 




14 CK) 


June 27. 


St James'.?, Lenoir, Caldwell county, 




5 00 




St James's, Wilmin^on, (Tnuity Sunday,) 




68 29 


July 6. 


Christ church, Raleigh 




22 14 


9. 


Calvary church, Tarborougi^ 




33 50 




Triuity, Scotlaud Neck, 




22 00 




St Luke's, Salisbury, 




15 00 




Si Bartholomew's, ritlsborougu, 




12 50 


22. 


Grace church, MorganLon, 




6 00 


1860, 








April 16. 


Christ church, Raleigh. 




29 00 
$691 78 




To balance brought do-wn. 


$265 78 





83 



T^^T^^^^P^ii^O^^ ^^^^' 



1859, I ~ 

May 2.iBy cash on hand as reported, 
Ditto St DavitVs, Scuppernong, 
Premium on draft, 



1860, 



Jan, 



f219 37l 

100 25 

50 



Raleigh & Gaston R. R. Bonds 7500 00 

From Gen. Fund for support of Episcopate, J^^'jf 



$8217 50 



Fund now consists of $9500 Bonds of the State, and 48 shaves of Stock iu 

Bank of Cape Fear. ,.__—- rz ^^^=^ 

T^I^Ta^j^r.^r^'^^^ and Orphans of deceased Clergy- 
Treasurer of the Convention. 

^^Miv 2.Ibv cash on hand as reported to Convention $138 90 

4.r Donation from Lake Chapel, Somerset Place, 140 00 

I Premium on draft, 16 77 

12 mos. interest on $279 00, „29g jy 



sionary Fund. 



Cost 



$1300 00 



C. T. HAIGH, Treasurer, 



stiver of Education Committee. 



1860, 



By amount disbursed by the Committee since ^7 th April 
1859, and for which vouchers have been submatted to 
and approved by the Comanttee, . ,. „ , ^ 

April 30JBy balance to the credit of the Treasurer, m the Bank of 
Cape Fear, Wilmington, 



$426 00 
265 7 a 



$691 7» 



=^^^^i;^^:^^,;^;^^{^^7^^^m^^t^ for five shares of Fajetteyille and Wester* 
P.nk Road stoe., upon wh.h no ^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^ ^^^,,^ 



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cojsrsTiTUTiojsr 

OF THE 

Protestant Episcopal Church iu North Carolina. 

ADOPTED MAY 6. 1859. 



AETICLE I. 

The Church in this Diocese accedes to, and adopts the Con- 
stitution of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United 
States of America, as set forth in General Convention thereof, 
and acknowledges its authority accordingly. 
ARTICLE 11. 

Section 1 — There shall be an Annual Convention of the 
Church in this Diocese, at such time and place as may be de- 
termined by the next preceding Convention, or, in the event of 
no such determination, on the last Wednesday in May, at such 
place as may be agreed upon by the Bishop and Standing Com- 
mittee. 

Sec. 2 — But the time or place of such meeting may be chang- 
ed or special Conventions called by the Ecclesiastical Authority 
of the Diocese, subject nevertheless to such canonical provisions 
as may hereafter be made. 

Sec. 3 — Provided that no special Convention shall be called 
without at least sixty days notice, v/hich notice shall be pub- 
lished for at least one month in three different newspapers of 
the State, and shall specify the business and purpose for which 
said special Convention is to be called, and upon that alone it 
shall act. 

ARTICLE IlL 

Sec. 1 — The Convention shall be composed of the two orders, 
Clerical and Lay. 

Sec. 2 — The Bishop of the Diocese, or, in his absence, the 
Assistant Bishop, if there be one, or the Bishop in charge, as 
representing the Episcopal authority, shall, if present, preside 
at all meetings of the Convention. 

Sec. 3 — Every Clergyman of the Church, having been for 
twelve calendar months before any meeting of the Convention 
canonically connected wiih the Diocese, either as a Clergyman 
or as a Candidate for Orders, shall be entitled to a seat and 
vote in the same. 

Sec. 4 — Each regularly organized Parish in union with the 
Convention shall be entitled to be represented at its sessions 



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bj one or more delegates, not exceeding four, to be chosen by 
the Vestry from among the baptized persons of good moral 
standing in said Parish. And each Vestry shall be entitled to 
elect in addition four alternate delegates, subject to the same 
qualifications, who shall be authorized, in the order of their 
election, to fill any vacancy that may occur in the delegation 
originally chosen. Provided, that no person, clerical or lay, 
under ecclesiastical censure, publicly declared by a competent 
tribunal, shall be admissible to a seat in the Convention. 

Sec. 5 — If any Parish shall neglect or decline to appoint 
delegates, or if any of those appointed shall neglect or be pre- 
vented from attending, such Parish shall nevertheless be bound 
by the acts of the Convention. 

ARTICLE IV. 

Seo. 1 — The Convention shall be the sole judge of the 
election of its own members. It shall have power to adopt 
rules of order for its own government, elect officers and raise 
funds, and shall also have such other legislative powers as may 
be necessary and proper for the well being of the Diocese. 

Sec. 2 — The Convention shall have no power to pass any 
Canon infringing the Episcopal authority, or afl'ecting the 
gpiritual condition of the Diocese against the express dissent of 
the Bishop: Provided., that said dissent shall be expressed at 
that or the ensuing Annual Convewtion. 

Se<j. 3 — But this shall not prevent the Convention from ofi'er- 
ing, independently of the Bishop, resolutions of advice or in- 
quiry, or from any proceedings necessary for the purposes of 
impeachment. 

ARTICLE V. 

To constitute a quorum for the purpose of ordinary business, 
the presence of one-third of all the Parochial Clergy, and of 
delegates from one-third of all the Parishes entitled to repre- 
sentation as appearing on the Journal of the preceding year, 
fihall be necessary. Any less number, however, shall be com- 
petent t(« receive reports and to adjourn. 

ARTICLE VI. 

Sec. 1 — Upon any question before the Convention, when it 
may be required by any one clerical member, or by the dele- 
gation present of any one Parish, the two orders shall vote 
Bcparately. And in all cases of a vote by orders, each clerical 
member shall be entitled to one vote, and each delegation shall 
also be entitled to one vote, and a concurrence of majorities of 
both orders shall be necessary to a decision. When no such 
division is called for, each member of the Convention shall be 
entitled to one vote. 

Sec. 2 — All elections shall be by ballot, unless otherwise 
UDanimously ordered. 



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ARTICLE YII. 

Sec. 1 — The Convention shall annually elect a President, 
(who shall be a Presbyter of the Diocese,) a Secretary and a 
Treasurer. 

Sec. 2 — Should there at any time be no such election, then 
the officers last before elected shall hold over till such election 
shall be had. 

Sec. 3— Should the office of Secretary or that of Treasurer 
become vacant, by death or otherwise, at any time preceding 
the annual election, the Ecclesiastical Authority shall be em- 
powered to appoint some person to fill the vacancy till such 
time as an election shall be had, who shall be competent to all 
the powers and duties of the office as if regularly elected thereto. 
ARTICLE Yin. 

Sec. 1 — A Standing Committee or Council of Advice to the 
Bishop, of not less than five persons, shall be annually elected 
by the Convention. A majority of said Committee shall at all 
times be Clergymen of the Diocese, and no Layman not a Com- 
municant shall be a member thereof. 

Sec. 2 — The Committee shall have power to fill any vacancies 
that may occur in their own body between the Annual Meet- 
ings of the Convention. 

Sec. 3— When there is no Bishop, the Standing Committee 
shall be the Ecclesiastical Authority of the Diocese, and, as such, 
may invite the temporary services of other Bishops, and, for 
due cause, may change the time or place of the Annual Meet- 
ings of the Convention. They may also summon special Con- 
ventions when there is no Bishop, and shall do so upon the 
call of one-third of the Clergy of the Diocese, or of one-third 
of the Parishes in union witli the Convention, as appearing 
upon the lists of the Journal last before published. And although 
there be a Bishop, the Standing Committee shall have power 
to call special Conventions for the purpose of proceedings rela- 
tive to his impeachment, and shall do so upon a similar requi- 
sition by the Clergy or Laity. 

ARTICLE IX, 

Sec. 1 — Any ten or more Adults may organize themselves 
into a Parish and be received into union with the Convention, 
by taking such steps as may be provided for by Canon. 

Sec. 2 — Provided that it shall always be competent to the 
Ecclesiastical Authority of the Diocese, with the consent of the 
Kector of any Parish, to establish within the limits of said 
Parish, independent Missionary congregations, whose pastors 
shall be independent of the Rector and responsible only to the 
Ecclesiastical Authority aforesaid. 

Sec. 3 — In all Parochial elections none shall be entitled to 
vote but males of the age of twenty-one years, members of the 
Parish, who shall have subscribed a declaration in the follow- 
ing words, viz: 



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We, the undersigned, do hereby consent to be governed by 
the Constitution and Canons of the Church, as set forth in 
General Convention, and by the Constitution and Canons of 
the Church in this Diocese. [See Canon xiv.] Provided, tliat 
this section shall not be taken to infringe upon the existing 
customs of any already organized Parish. 

Sec. 4 — Any Parish ceasing to elect Delegates to the Con- 
vention for two successive years, or any Parish resisting the 
authority of the Convention, may be suspended from the right 
of representation, or its connection with the Convention dis- 
solved by a vote of not less than two-thirds of each order en- 
titled to seats. But such suspension or dissolution shall never 
take place without previous inquiry by a Committee appointed 
for the purpose, and a report upon the facts of the case. 
AKTICLE X. 

Sec. 1 — Any Presbyter regularly called to the charge of a 
Parish and entering thereupon, shall, during the time of such 
charge, be held to be the Kector of said Parish. 

Sec. 2 — The Rector is recognized as having, by virtue of his 
oflBce, the exclusive regulation, under his canonical superiors, 
of all the spiritual concerns of the Parish; as being entitled at 
all times to have access to the Church building, and to open 
the same for the service or instruction of this Church, as he 
may deem proper; to call meetings of the Yestry or congrega- 
tion; when present, to preside in the same, and, in case of a tie, 
to give the casting vote. 

ARTICLE XI. 

The Convention shall pass Canons for the trial of Clergymen. 
ARTICLE XII. 

Sec. 1 — When a Bishop is to be elected, the Convention shall 
always vote in distinct orders, and on this wise: The Clergy, by 
a majority of all in the Diocese entitled to seats in the Conven- 
tion, shall nominate, by ballot, a Presbyter for the office; and 
the concurrence, by ballot, of a majority of all the Parishes in 
union with the Convention, shall complete the election. 

Sec. 2 — In the election of a Bishop, or upon any question 
touching the same, no Clergyman who shall have become ca- 
nonically connected with the Diocese during the vacancy in 
the Episcopate, and no Parish which shall have been received 
into union with the Convention during such vacancy, shall be 
permitted to vote. 

ARTICLE XIII. 

No new Canon shall be passed, nor shall any existing Canon 
be amended, upon the day upon which said new Canon or 
amendment may be proposed, without unanimous consent. Nor, 
without a similar consent, shall the question upon such Canon 
or amendment be finally put without previous reference to a 
Committee. 



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ARTICLE XIV. 

Sec. 1— This Constitution shall not be altered or amended 
without, 

First: A concurrent vote of a ma-jority of both orders pre- 
sent at one Annual Convention proposing said alteration. 

Second: The adoption of the proposed alteration or amend- 
ment, at the next ensuing Annual Convention, by a majority ot 
all the Clergy and of all the Parishes entitled to seats m said 
Convention. 

Sec. 2— Provided, that the consideration of the proposea 
amendment may always be postponed to the next Annual Con- 
vention, by a vote of two-thirds of both orders present. 
ARTICLE XY. 

This Constitution shall go into effect from and after the ad- 
journment of this Convention. 



OF THE 

Protestant Episcopal Church in ?^orth Carolina, 

ADOPTED MAY 6, 1859. 



CANOX 1.— Change of time or place of meeting of Convention. 

Whenever the prevalence of an epidemic, or contagious dis- 
ease, or other sufficient cause, sliall render it necessary, the 
Ecclesiastical Authority of the Diocese may change the place 
and time of meeting of the Diocesan Convention. 

CAXOX 11.— List of Members of Convention. 

Section. 1.— Clergy.— li shall be the duty of the Secretary, 
before the opening of the Annual Convention, to apply to the 
Ecclesiastical Authority for a correct list of t]ie Clergy entitled 
to seats. Such list shall be prima facie evidence of said title, 
and from it the Secretary shall prepare the Roll for^the purpose 
of organization. 

§Ec. 2.— Z«%.— The Secretaries of the several Parish Yes- 
tries, electing Lay Delegates to the Convention, shall furnish 
three certificates of said election, whereof one shall be handed 
to the Delegates elect, one shall be forwarded to the Secretary 
of the Con^^ntion, and one to the Minister of the Parish where 
the Convention is to be held— the latter two to be mailed at 



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least two weeks before the time appointed for the opening of 
the session. From these certificates the Secretary shall pre- 
pare a list of Lay Delegates, to be called at the opening of the 
Convention; nor shall he insert any name upon tlie roll with- 
out the evidence of one of said certificates, unless specially 
directed to do so by the Convention. Defective or doubtful 
certificates shall be laid aside to be acted upon after the Con- 
vention shall have organized. 

CANON llL^Services. 
At the opening of the Convention, Divine Service shall be 
celebrated and the Holy Communion administered; and a Ser- 
mon shall be preached by some Clergyman appointed for the 
purpose by the Ecclesiastical Authority. 

CANON lY.—Bules of Order. 
The Convention shall adopt Kules of Order, which shall con- 
tinue in force till altered. 

CANON v.— President. 

The President shall preside at all meetings of the Conven- 
tion, in the absence of a Bishop competent to do so, according 
to the provisions of the Constitution. 

CANON YL— Secretary. 

The Secretary shall issue the prescribed notices of the annual 
meetings of the Convention, and in case of special meetings of 
the same, or of a change in the time or place of the regular 
meeting, shall, under the direction of the Ecclesiastical Au- 
thority, issue notices thereof. He shall prepare the canonical 
lists of the Clergy and Lay Delegates entitled to seats therein. 
In the absence of both Bishop and President, he shall call the 
Convention to order for the purpose of organization. He shall 
keep a record of its proceedings under its direction; shall pre- 
pare and issue its journals; and shall preserve, and have ready 
for reference, all papers belonging to the same, not specially 
given into other hands. 

CANON YIL— Treasurer. 

The Treasurer shall have custody of all funds or moneys be- 
longing to the Diocese; shall, under the direction of the Con- 
vention, receive, invest and disburse the same, and shall keep 
and return an account thereof to each annual meeting. 
CANON Ylll.—Oommittees. 

Sec. 1. — In addition to the Standing Committee of the 
Diocese, as provided for by the Constitution, the following per- 
manent Committees shall be annually elected, who shall re- 
main in office till the appointment of their successors, viz: An 
Executive Missionary Committee, to consist of five; and an 
Education Committee, to consist of three, exclusive of the 
Bishop, who, if there be one, shall be ex officio Chairman of the 
said Committees. 



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Sec. ^.—Standing Committee.— ^h^ Standing Corannittee 
shall elect a President and Secretary from their own body. 
They shall assemble upon the call of their President, when- 
ever he may deem it necessarj^ He shall also summon them 
whenever required to do so by the Bishop, or by any three 
members of the Committee. In the event of a vacancy in the 
Episcopate, the President shall call a meeting within thirty 
days after knowledge of the fact. The Standing Committee 
shall hold meetings for the transaction of business at each 
Convention; and shall report to the annual meetings of the 
Convention the transactions of the preceding year. A record 
of all their official acts shall be kept by their Secretary, which 
shall always be open to the inspection of the Bishop, and of the 
Convention. 

Sec. 3. — Executive Missionary Committee. — ^The Executive 
Missionary Committee shall have in charge the Missionary 
funds of the Diocese, for which they shall be empowered to 
draw upon its Treasurer, the order of their Chairman being the 
Treasurer's warrant. They shall receive applications for aid; 
they shall report annually to the Convention their transactions 
during the previous year, and the condition of the Missionary 
field, and shall make such recommendations for the future as 
may seem to them good. Under the direction of the Bishop, if 
there be one, they shall select the Missionaries or Missionary 
Stations to be aided, and in the absence of specific directions 
by the Convention, shall make such appropriations to the same 
as may seem to them suitable. 

Sec. ^.—Education Committee. — The Education Committee 
shall have charge of the Education fund of the Diocese, with 
power, in the absence of express provisions to the contrary, to 
invest or appropriate the same as may seem to them best. They 
shall be empowered to draw upon the Treasurer of the Diocese 
for all such funds in his hands, and the order of their Chairman 
shall be his warrant. They shall receive, consider, and act 
upon all applications for aid in behalf of young men desirous 
to enter the Ministry of the Church. They are hereby directed 
to seek out such cases, and if need be, bring them to the notice 
of the Church, in any way that may seem best. They shall re- 
port annually to the Convention their transactions of the pre- 
ceding year, and the condition of the fund under their control; 
and shall make such recommendations for the future as may 
seem to them good. 

CAN0:N^ l^.— Relief Eund. 

The contributions to the Belief Fund shall be distributed 
under the direction of the Bishop. 

CANON X..— Committee on the State of the Church. 

It shall be the duty of the Committee on the State of the 
Church, from such materials as may be placed before them, to 



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report to the ConventioD, at some time during its session, the 
condition of the Diocese, with such particular statements, or 
such recommendations, as may seem to them desirable. 
CAKOI^ XI. — Committee on Finance. 
The Committee on Finance shall audit the Treasurer's ac- 
counts. They shall have power to report a scale of assessments, 
for the purpose of raising funds required for Diocesan purposes; 
they may receive applications for the alteration of the said 
scale, and shall report thereon to Convention. They shall re- 
port to each Convention the general condition of the several 
funds of the Diocese, with such deficits in the assessments as 
may be discoverable. They may make such recommendations 
as may seem to them desirable, and shall act upon all other 
matters relative to Diocesan property committed to them by 
the Convention. 

CAJSTOJN' XII. — Dejfuties to the General Convention. 

At each Annual Convention there may, and at each Annual 
Convention immediately preceding the triennial session of the 
General Convention there shall, be elected four Clerical and 
four Lay Deputies to said General Convention, who shall be, 
in accordance with Article II of the Constitution of the Gen- 
eral Convention, "Communicants in this Church and residents 
in the Diocese." There may also be appointed four Alternate 
Clerical and four Alternate Lay Deputies, subject to the same 
provisions as the original Deputies above-mentioned. The 
said Alternate Deputies shall succeed to vacancies in the origi- 
nal deputation— the Clergy in the order of official and the Lay- 
men in that of personal seniority. And in this order the Sec- 
retary shall insert their names upon the journal. Deputies 
elect to the General Convention, finding tliemselves unable to 
attend, shall, four weeks at least before the time of meeting, 
give notice to the first Alternate of the same order. Should 
said Alternate be unaljle to attend, he shall give immediate 
notice to the next upon the list of the same order with himself. 
Should either of said Alternates receive two or more such 
notices, he shall, according to the circumstances, transmit said 
notices to one or more of the Alternates who follow him, and 
in the order in which they stand. 

CANOJST Xni,~Tru8tees of the Diocese, 

The Bishop, or when there is no Bishop, the President of the 
Standing Committee, shall, ex officio^ with two Laymen to be 
elected by the Convention, constitute a Board of Trustees for 
the Church in this Diocese, and shall be authorized to hold the 
property of the Diocese not otherwise provided for. 

CANOI^ XIY. —Organization of Parishes, 

In order to the organization of a new Parish, and its union 
with the Convention, it shall be necessary, 



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First To obtain the written consent of the Ecclesiastical 
Authority. 

Second. If within the limits of some ah'eady existing Parish, 
to obtain and present to the Convention the written consent of 
the Kector of the Parish. Provided, that if the consent of the 
Minister aforesaid is denied or withheld, application may be 
made to the Ecclesiastical Authority of the Diocese for the es- 
tablishment of such new Parish, of which application one 
month's previous notice shall be given to the Minister wdiose 
consent is so denied or witiiheld. The decision of tlie Ecclesias- 
tical Authority, if in favor of the application, shall be final; but 
if otherwise, the case shall be reported to the Convention of the 
Diocese, (with the reasons for withholding an assent,) for the 
final action of that ho^j,—{From Sec. 15, Canon /X, 1853, of 
General Convention.) 

Third. To assume a name and elect a Yestry. 
Fourth. To subscribe and present to the Convention a certi- 
cate in the following words, viz: "We, the undersigned, being 
adults desirous to form ourselves into a Parish of the Protestant 
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of North Carolina, do certify 
that we consent to be governed by the Constitution and Canons 
of the Church, as sot forth in the General Convention, and by 
the Constitution and Canons of the Church in this Diocese: that 

we have assumed the name of , and have elected the 

following persons Yestrymen: ■ . In witness 

whereof, w'e have hereunto subscribed our names, this day 

of , in the year of our Lord ." For the purpose of re- 
cording said subscription, as also for the purpose of receiving 
the subscriptions of subsequent voters, provided for by Art. X, 
Sec. 4, of the Constitution, a book shall be kept in the Yestry 
of each Church, and shall be present at the Parochial Elections. 
CANOj^ XY.— Parochial Flections. 
Sec. i._ Vestry.— \JY>on Easter Monday, unless some other 
day has been specified by the Yestry, each Parish shall annu- 
ally elect a Yestry of not less than three, nor more than twelve 
persons. But in the event, at any time, of an omission to elect, 
the Yestry last chosen shall hold over till another election shall 
be held. 

Sec. 2. — Wardens. — Each Yestry shall annually elect a Se- 
nior and a Junior Warden, from among their own number; the 
former upon nomination by the Kector. If there be no Rector, 
the election shall proceed without said nomination. 

Sec. S.— Duties of Wardens.— In the absence of the Kector, 
the Wardens shall preside in all meetings of the Yestry or con- 
gregation, in the order of their official seniority. As represent- 
atives of the Yestry, they sliall (subject to its directions and in 
consistency with the rights of the Pastor,) have charge of the 
Church-building, and shall see that it be kept from all secular 



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uses, and from all uses inconsistent with the doctrines or dis- 
cipline of the Protestant Episcopal Chnrcli; and, so far as pos- 
sible, in good repair, as becometh the House of God. They 
shall see that it be prepared for public worship, and that order 
be preserved during tlie same; that suitaMe books be provided 
for the service, robes for the A^estry, and, when necessary, the 
elements for the Holy Communion. 

Sec. 4. — Treasurer. — In the absence of any other appoint- 
ment, the Junior Warden shall act as Treasurer of the parish. 

Sec. 5. — Vestry Meetings in certain cases. — Should the Rec- 
tor refuse to call a meeting of the Yestry, when in the opinion 
of the Wardens or of a majority of the Yestry such a meeting 
would be of importance, it shall be competent to the Wardens, 
or to any three of the Yestry, to call one. Provided that the 
Rector shall have due notice of the same. 

CANOK XVL—Oall of a Pastor. 

When there is no Rector, the Wardens and Yestr}^ shall have 
power to call a minister and to enter into all needful stipula- 
tions for his support. But if he prefer to rely upon the volun- 
tary contributions of the people, he shall be entitled to do so; 
and in such case the Yestry shall not have power to tax the 
eittingb for that purpose without his consent. The Rector shall 
not have power to appoint a permanent assistant without the 
consent of the Yestry. 

CANON XYIL — Legal Powers of the Vestry. 

The Yestry shall be the Trustees of tlje Parish; shall have 
charge of all the secular concerns thereof; shall hold the pro- 
perty belonging thereto, and shall be auth-jrized to collect, in- 
vest or disburse its funds. 

CANON XYlll.— Dissolution of Parishes. 

In case of the dissolution of a Parish, the property belonging 
to the same shall vest in the Trustees of the Diocese, in trust 
for the interests of tiie church in the said laty parish, and shall, 
upon the honafide reorganization of said Parish, be re-conveyed 
to the same. 

CANON XlX.—Rf^gistration, Reports, (&c. 

Sec. 1. — Private and Parish Registers. — In order to give ef- 
fect to canons XXIX of 1832, and XII of 1853, of the General 
Convention, it is hereby ordered, that each clergyman of this 
church shall keep a register of all the baptisms, marriages and 
funerals solemnized l»y him, as well as of all the baptisms, mar- 
riages, confirmations and funerals within his parish or cure, 
epecitying the names of the person- in eaci) instance; the ages 
and parentage of those baptized, with tlie names of their spon- 
pors or witnesses, and tlie time when each rite is performed, 
which register shall be transcril)ed at lea«t once in each month 
into a book to be kept for the purpose by the Yestry of the 
Parish. 



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Sec. 2. — Lists of Communicants^ (&c. — It shall also be the 
duty of each clergyman to keep a list of the communicants 
within bis cure, and, so far as practicable, of ^ all the families 
and adult persons within the same, to remain for the use of his 
successor. 

Sj^o. Z.— Parochial BejX'rts.—U shall be the duty of each 
clergyman to report to the Bishop of the Diocese, on or before 
the lirst day of each annual convention, the number of the bap- 
tisms, confirmations, marriages and deaths among the people of 
his charge since the preceding convention. Also, all such offi- 
cial acts as he may have performed during the same period, 
whether within or without his cure, specifying in the latter case 
the place where performed. He shall also report, so far as 
practicable, the number of communicants within his cure, with 
the numbers of children receiving religious instruction in Sun- 
day Schools, or Parochial Schools; also the amounts of contri- 
butions for church purposes, as well as such otlier matters as 
may throw light upon the state of the parish. 

Sec. 4:.— Reading of said Reports.— ThQ said reports, or such 
parts of the same, as the Bishop may deem fit, may be read in 
the Diocesan Convention, and shall be entered upon the jour- 
nals thereof. 

Sec. ^.—If there he no Pastor.— h\ the case of a Parish with- 
out a Pastor, it shall be the duty of the Yestry to make the 
parochial report required in this Canon. 

Sec. e.—Cornrn/unicants to he Reported.— In making the 
above Eeports, all Communicants not suspended by action of 
a regular tribunal, or with their own consent, shall be included. 
CAIS'ON XX. — Salaries, Compensations, <&c. 

Sec. \.— Officers of the Convention, cfe<?.— The Secretary, the 
Treasurer, the clerical members of the Diocesan Convention, 
and the members of the Standing Committee of the Diocese, in 
actual attendance upon the duly called meetings of tlie bodies 
to which they severally belong* shall be entitled to have their 
necessary expenses, incurred by such attendance, paid out of 
the funds of the Diucese; and the Treasurer of the Diocese is 
hereby directed to pay the same upon the personal application 
(by letter or otherwise) of said parties, accompanied by a cer- 
tificate of tiie amount actually and necessarily expended in 
each instance. 

Sec. 2. — Clerical Deputies. — Each clerical deputy to the 
General Convention actually attending the same, shall be en- 
titled to receive $50 to cover his expenses; and the Treasurer 
is hereby directed to pay the same upon his application. 
CAXOX XXI. — Diocesan Assessments. 

Sec. 1. — Scale of Assessments. — In order to meet the regular 
expenses of the Diocet^e, and its Missionary and other wants, 
there shall be, from time tu time, a scale of assessments adopt- 



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ed, by the authority of tlie Convention, to be printed with the 
Journals, whereby the amounts needed shall be assessed upon 
the several Parishes, as nearly as may be in proportion to their 
pecuniary ability. 

Sec 2. — Change of Scale. — Should any Parish or Congrega- 
tion deeu^ its assessment out of proportion to its means, said 
Parish or congregation may, by its Pastor or Lay delegates, 
appear before the Committee of Finance and urge its objec- 
tions to said assessment; and it shall be the duty of the Com- 
mittee of Finance to hear all such applications, and report them, 
with their judgment upon the same, to the Convention. 

Seo. 3. — Objects of Assessment.— The above-mentioned as- 
sessments shall be for the expenses of the Diocese, the salary 
of the Bishop, the Diocesan Missionary fund, and the fund for 
the relief of widows and orphans of deceased Clergymen. 

CAIS^OJS XXIL— Education Fund. 
There shall also be made, in every Parish of the Diocese, at 
least once in each year, a collection in behalf of the Diocesan 
Education fund. 

CANON XXilL— Permanent Episcopal Fund. 

Seo. 1. — There shall be established, to aid in the support of 
the Bishop, a fund to be called the Permanent Episcopal Fund, 
to include all sums hitherto contributed specifically to that ob- 
ject, or wiiich may hereafter be contributed, whereof the prin- 
cipal shall remain untoiiched, and only the interest be applied 
to the support of tlie Episcopate. 

And the Treasurer is hereby directed to add to the same, 
from time to time, all the surplus remaining from the amounts 
received by assessment or otherwise, for the support of the 
Episcopate and the contingent expenses of the Diocese, after 
payment of said Bishop's salary and contingent expenses. 

Sec. 2. — Tnvestmeiit of the same. — -The Treasurer is further- 
more directed to invest all said contributions to the Permanent 
Episcopal Fund, as well as all the additions last above men- 
tioned, in North Carolina Stale Stock, or upon some other 
good security witiiin the State, as may seem to him most ad- 
vantageous. 

CANON XXI Y. — Permanent Missionary Fund. 

Sko. 1. — All sums derived for Missionary purposes, from any 
source other than that of the regular Missionary assessment, 
shall, if consistent with the will of the donors, be invested as a 
Permanent Missionary Fund, whereof the j^rincipal shall re- 
main untouciied, and only the interest be applied to current 
Missionary expenses. 

Any surplus which may renuiin from thu amounts received 
for current Missionary expenses, whether by interest upon tlie 
permanent fund aforesaid, by assessment or otherwise, after 



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payment of such current Missionary expenses, shall be added 
to the permanent fund aforesaid. 

Sec. ^.—Investment of the same.—TL\Q Treasurer of the Dio- 
cese is directed to invest such permanent fund, together with 
such additions as it may, from time to time, receive as afore- 
said, in :N'orth Carolina State Stock, or upon some other good 
security within the State, as may seem to him most advantageous. 
CAKON" XXY.— Unappropriated Funds. 
Should there remain in the Treasury any other funds not 
specificallv appropriated, the Treasurer is hereby directed to 
invest tlie same in North Carolina State Stock, or upon some 
other good security within the State, as may seem to him most 
advantageous. 

CANOK XXYL— Clergy UaUe to Missionary Duty. 
All Clergymen receiving aid from the Missionary funds of 
the Diocese, shall be liable to perform regular Missionary duty, 
the sphere of which shall be lixed by the Bishop and the amount 
by the Bishop and Missionary Committee. 

CANOJSr XXYU.— Trial of Clergymen. 
Sec. 1. — Tlie Presentment. — Any Clergyman shall be liable 
to presentment and trial, for false doctrine, immorality, disor- 
derly conduct, violation of the rubrics, of the Constitution or 
Canons of the Church in the United States, or of the Constitu- 
tion or Canons of the Church in this Diocese. 

Such presentment to be made by the Yestry of the Parish in 
which said Clergyman has charge, or in which he resides, or by 
at least three male Cummunicauts of the Diocese of full age, or 
by two or more Presbyters, who shall have been canonically 
resident therein for one year. 

But no presentment shall be made in any case of any offence 
alleged to have been committed more than three years before 
the date of the presentment. Provided, that if the accused be 
convicted of the alleged offence in a civil Court, presentment 
may still be made within one year after said conviction. 

Said presentment shall be made to the Bishop, in writing., 
with the names of the presenters subscribed, and shall distinct- 
ly declare, with all reasonable specification of time and cir- 
cumstances, the nature of the offence or offences with which the 
said clergyman may be charged. 

Sec. 2. — Pullio Pumor.— But although no such present- 
ment be made, \i public rumor charge any Clergyman with 
the commission of any of the offences above enumerated, the 
Bishop shall appoint two or more Presbyters to investigate the 
truth of such rumor, and if such investigation prove adverse to 
the Clergyman so charged, the said Presbyters shall make the 
presentment as above, according to the form and regulations 
there provided. 
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The presenters shall, in all cases, assume the responsibility 
of conducting tbe prosecution. 

Sec. 3. — Service of Presentment — Constitution of Court. — 
Should the Bishop be of opinion from the nature of the charge 
or charges made, that the presentment contains sufficient grounds 
for proceeding to trial, he shall cause a copy thereof to be forth- 
with sent to the accused. He shall then give notice to the 
Standing Committee, who thereupon shall select seven Presby- 
ters, actually and canonically resident in the Diocese, from 
whom the President of the Standing Committee shall, in writ- 
ing, call upon the accused to elect three. But in case the ac- 
cused refuse or neglect to make such election within ten days 
after due notice as aforesaid, the Standing Committee shall 
make the said election. 

The three Presbyters so elected shall constitute a Court for 
the trial of the accused; and shall have all powers necessary for 
the due conducting of the said trial. 

Sec. 4. — Lay Assessor. — The Bishop shall appoint a member 
of the legal profession, who shall also be a Communicant of the 
Church, as Assessor to the Court, to advise the Court, if re- 
quested,, upon all questions of law which may arise during the 
trial. 

Seo. 5. — Time and Place of trials and Notice thereof. — The 
Bishop shall appoint a time and place of trial, and shall give 
at least thirty days notice of the same to the members of the 
Court., the Assessor., the Presenters., and the Accused; at which 
time and place, the Witnesses also shall be notified to attend. 

Sec. 6. — Assembling of Court and Record of Proceedings. — ■ 
The Court shall assemble at the time and place appointed, and 
shall proceed to examine fully the charges, and shall keep an 
accurate record of all tlieir proceedings and of the evidence. 

Sec. 7. — Nature of Evidence and how Given. — JSTo charge 
shall be considered as established, unless proved by two wit- 
nesses., or by one witness and corroborating circumstances. 

Testimony may be given orally, before the Court, or in writing, 
upon interrogatories and cross-interrogatories, to be previously 
filed with the Secretary or Kegistrar of the Court. Any one 
or more of the witnesses may be examined on oath or affirma- 
tion, on the requisition of either party. 

Sec. 8. — Decision of the Court arid the Sentence. — A unani- 
mous vote of the Court on one or more of the charges, shall be 
necessary to the conviction of the accused; and if their decision 
be adverse to the accused, they shall proceed to determine the 
kind and degree of punishment commensurate in their opinion 
with the ofl'ence or offences committed. They shall transmit to 
the Bishop, under their hand, the record of their proceedings. 
The judgment of the Bishop on such decision shall be final, 
except that he shall have no power to increase the punishment 
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Sec. 9. — Suspension or any heavier sentence shall, ipsofacto^ 
sever tlie connection of the Clertryman with his Parish. 

Sec. 10.— The Record to he ^ Filed. — The Kecord provided 
for in the Sixth Section of this Canon, together with the Bish- 
op's sentence endorsed, shall be preserved among the papers of 
the Diocese. 

Sec. 11. — Notices. — For the purpose of any notice provided 
for by this Canon, it shall be sufficient to serve it either per- 
sonally or by leaving a copy thereof at the last place of resi- 
dence of the accused. 

Sec. 12. — Confession of an Offence. — "When a Clergyman 
Siiall make confession to the Bishop of the commission of any 
of the offences enumerated in the first section of this Canon, 
the Bishop shall proceed to inflict such ecclesiastical censure or 
punishment upon the Clergyman so confessing, as he (the Bish- 
op) shall think right. 

Sec. 13. — Renunciation of False Doctrine. — In the case of 
any accusation of false doctrine, a renunciation of the same, to 
the satisfaction of the Bishop, shall stay all farther proceedings. 
CANOK XX.YIII,— Journals of Convention. 

The Secretary shall each year preserve thirty copies of the 
Journal for the use of the members of the next ensuing Conven- 
tion. 



EESOLUTIOISr CONTmUIKG IIST FOKCE. 

Eesolved, That the salary of the Bishop of this Diocese be 
increased, and fixed at Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars. — 
Adoj)ted May 1853. 



RULES OF ORDER. 

I. Upon the day appointed, the Convention shall assemble at 
10 A. M., for the purpose of organization. The Presiding 
Officer shall call the Convention to-order and cause the Roll to 
be called; whereupon, should a quorum be present, the Conven- 
tion shall be declared organized. 

II. After Morning Prayer, the Convention shall proceed to 
the election of a President and a Secretary. 

III. The Convention shall elect a Treasurer, after the Report 
of the Committee of Finance. 

lY. All Committees shall be appointed by the President, 
unless otherwise ordered. 



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Y. The regular Committees shall be — 

(a) The Committee on the State of the Church, 

(h) The Committee on Canons, 

(c) The Committee on Finance, 

to consist each of five persons. 

(d) The Committee on Elections, 

{e) The Committee on ]New Parishes, 

(/) The Committee on Unfinished Business, 
to consist each of three. 
The said Committees shall be appointed at as early a period io 
the Session as may be practicable. 

YI. The order of business shall be as follows: 

{a) The Bishop's Address. 

(h) Communications from the President. 

(c) Eeports from The Committee on Elections. 

(d) The Committee on E"ew Parishes. 
{e) Parochial Eeports. 

(/) Standing Committee's Keport. 

{9) Committees appointed at the last Con- 

vention. 

(A) Treasurer's Eeport. 

(i) Finance Committee. 

(^) Committee on Canons. 

(l) Committee on Unfinished Business. 

(^) Committee on the State of the Church. 

{n) Other Special Committees. 

(0) Petitions and Memorials. 

(p) Motions and Eesolutions. 

Yll. After the President has taken the Chair, no member 
shall continue standing, except to address the Chair. 

YIII. Speakers shall address the Chair, and shall confine 
themselves to the point in debate. 

IX. JSTo motion shall be considered unless seconded, and, if 
required, reduced to writing. 

X. When the President is putting any question the mem- 
bers shall continue in their seats, and shall not hold any private 
discourse. 

XL When a question is under consideration, no motion shall 
be received, unless to lay upon the table, to postpone to a cer- 
tain time, to postpone indefinitely, to commit, to amend, or to 
divide; and motions for any of these purposes shall have prece- 
dence in the order herein named. The motions to lay on the 
table and to adjourn shall always be in order, and shail be de- 
cided without debate; and of these, the motion to adjourn shall 
take precedence. 

XII. 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. 



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XIII.' 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 amend- 
ment to an amendment is under consideration, a substitute to 
the whole matter may be received. No proposition on a sub- 
ject different from the one under consideration shall be received 
under color of a substitute. 

XIV. A question once decided shall stand as the judgment 
of the Convention, and shall not be drawn again into debate. 
A motion to reconsider any vote shall not be in order, except 
on the same or succeeding day to that on which the vote is 
taken: Provided always, that a vote or question may be recon- 
sidered at any time by the consent of two-thirds"of-4liaCon- 
vention: Provided further, that no motion to reconsider sKall 
be made on the last day of the Convention, except on a vote or 
question originally taken on that day. 

XY. The Keports of aUXJommittees shall be in writing, and 
shall be received of course and without motion for acceptance, 
unless re-committed. All Keports recommending or requiring 
any action or expression of opinion by the Convention, shall be 
accompanied by a corresponding resolution. 

XYI. All questions of order shall be decided by the Chair 
without debate, but any member may appeal from such de- 
cision. And on such appeal no member shall speak more than 
once without leave. 

XYII. No member shall be absent from the Sessions of the 
Convention without leave, or unless he be unable to attend. 

XYIII. When the Convention is about to rise, every member 
shall keep his seat until the President leaves the Chair. 



POEMS OF DEEDS. 

No. 1. 

This Indenture, made and entered into this day of , 

in tlie year of our Lord one tliousand eight hundred and , 

between of the County of and State of , of the 

one part, and , the Wardens and Yestry and Trustees of 

■ Church, , and members of the said Congregation, 

(the said Churcii being a Cliurch of the Protestant Episcopal 
Church in tlie State of North Carolina:) Witnesseth, That the 

gaid , for and in consideration of dollars to him in 

hand paid by the said — — , at and before the ensealing and 
delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby ac- 



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knowledged hath given, granted, bargained and sold, conveyed 
and confirmed, and doth by these j^resents give, grant, bargain 

and sell, convey and confirm unto the said , Wardens and 

Yestry and Trustees of said Church, tlieir heirs and suc- 
cessors in ofiice, the following lot or parcel of land, situate in 

, and bounded as follows, to-wit: . To have and to 

hold the same, together with all and singular its appurtenances, 

to the said , Wardens and Yestry and Trustees aforesaid, 

their heirs and successors forever, to and for the use and bene- 
fit of the Congregation of said Church, . And the 

said doth, for himself and his heirs, covenant and agree 

with the said , Wardens and Yestry and Trustees afore- 
said, their heirs and successors, to warrant and defend the same 

to the said , Wardens and Yestry and Trustees aforesaid, 

their heirs and successors forever. 

In witness whereof, the said hath hereunto set his hand 

and seal, the day and year above written. 



Signed, sealed and delivered, in presence of 

'No. 2. 



-, [seal.] 



Tins Indenture, made and entered into this day of , 

in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and , 

between ■ , of the County of and State of , of the 

one part, and , Trustees appointed by the Convention of 

the Protestant Episcopal Church for the State of JSTorth Caro- 
lina, by virtue of the provisions of the Act of the General As- 
sembly of ]S[orth Carolina, passed in the year 1844-45, entitled 
**An act to amend tlie Revised Statutes entitled Eeligious So- 
cieties:" Witnesseth, That the said , for and in considera- 
tion of dollars to him in hand paid by the said Trustees 

as aforesaid, at and before the ensealing and delivery of these 
presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath 
given, granted, bargained and sold, conveyed and confirmed, 
and doth by these presents give, grant, bargain and sell, con- 
vey and confirm, unto the said ■ Trustees as aforesaid, their 

heirs and successors in office, the following lot or parcel of land 

situate in , and bounded as follows, to-wit: . . To 

have and to hold the same, with all and singular its appurten- 
ances, to the said , Trustees as aforesaid, their heirs and 

successors in office forever, to and for the nse and benefit of 
the Protestant Episcopal Church in the State of North Caroli- 
na.^ And the said doth, for himself and his heirs, [&c., 

as in the foregoing Deed.] 



STANDING COMMITTEE FOR 1860-61. 



Rev. R. S. MASON, D. D. 

Rev. F. M. HUBBARD. 

Rev. ALDERT SMEDES, D. D. 



Hon. JOHN H. BRYAN. 
GEORGE W. MORDECAI. 



EXECUTIVE MISSIONARY COMMITTEE. 



Rev. GEORGE BENTON. 
Rev. JOSEPH C. HUSKE. 



EDW^D LEE WINSLOW. 
CHARLES T. HAIGH. 
EDWARD J. HALE. 



EDUCATION COMMITTEE. 



Rev. R. B. DRANE, D. D. 



Dr. THOMAS H. WRIGHT. 
P. K. DICKINSON. 



DELEGATES TO THE GENERAL CONVENTION. 



Rev. R. S. MASON, D. D. 
Rev. R. B. DRANE, D. D. 
Rev. A. A. WATSON. 
Rev. J. B. CHESHIRE. 



Hon. THOMAS RUFFIN. 
JOSIAH COLLINS. 
Hon. WM. H. BATTLE. 
EDW'D LEE WINSLOW. 



ALTERNATES. 



Rev. ALDERT SMEDES, D. D. 
Rev. H. H. PROUT. 
Rev. EDWIN GEER. 
Rev. JOSEPH C. HUSKE. 



Dr. THOMAS H. WRIGHT. 
GEORGE W. MORDECAI. 
SAMUEL F. PATTERSON. 
MOSES W. JARVIS. 



TRUSTEES TO HOLD PROPERTY FOR THE DIOCESE. 
. Rt. Rev. THOMAS ATKINSON. 
GEORGE W. MORDECAI. 
Hon. WILLIAM H. BATTLE. 

TRUSTEES OF THE GENERAL THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY. 



Rev. R. S. MASON, D. D. 
Rev. R. B. DRANE, D. D. 
Rev. ALDERT SMEDES, D. D. 
Rev. E. M. FORBES. 



Hon. THOMAS RUFFIN. 
GEORGE W. MORDECAI 
JOSIAH COLLINS. 
Dr. A. J. DeROS^ET. 



TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH. 



Rev. M. A. CURTIS, D. D. 



Hon. THOMAS RUFFIN. 
Dr. THOMAS D. WARREN. 



Treasurer of the Convention, CHARLES T. HAIGH, Fayetteville. 
Secretary of the Convention, EDWARD LEE WINSLOW, ditto. 



The Forty-fifth Annual Convention of the Protestant 
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of North Carolina, will 
be held in Christ Church, Newbern, on the Third 
Wednesday in May 1861.