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Journal of the Proceedings of the Seventy-Second Annual Convention
of the Protestant Episcopal Church in South Carolina,
Held in Trinity Church, Abbeville, on the 19th and 20th of June, 1861.
With Lists of the Clergy and Parishes, the Parochial Reports, the Constitution,
Canons and Rules of Order, and the Standing Resolutions:

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JOURNAL
OF THE PROCEEDINGS
OF THE
SEVENTY-SECOND ANNUAL CONVENTION
OF
The Protestant Episcopal Church in South-Carolina,
HELD IN TRINITY CHURCH, ABBEVILLE,
On the 19th and 20th of June,
1861. WITH
LISTS OF THE CLERGY AND PARISHES,
THE PAROCHIAL REPORTS, THE CONSTITUTION, CANONS AND
RULES OF ORDER, AND THE STANDING RESOLUTIONS.

CHARLESTON, S. C.:
PRINTED BY A. E. MILLER, NO. 3, STATE-STREET.
1861.


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LIST OF THE CLERGY OF THE DIOCESE OF SOUTH-CAROLINA,

AS FURNISHED BY THE BISHOP, JUNE 19TH, 1861.

ALSO,

CLERGY CANONICALLY CONNECTED WITH THE DIOCESE.


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LIST OF PARISHES AND CHURCHES

IN THE DIOCESE OF SOUTH-CAROLINA, WITH THE DATES OF THEIR FOUNDATION ANNEXED.

        
1 St. Philip's (original Church built 1681) Parish, 1704
2 St. James' Parish, Santee, 1706April 9
3 St. Andrew's " 1706Nov 30
4 St. Bartholomew's " 1706
5 Christ Church " 1706
6 St. James's " Goose Creek, 1706
7 St. John's " Berkley, 1706
8 St. Thomas & St. Dennis's " 1706
9 St. Paul's " Stono, 1706
10 St. Helena's " Beaufort, 1712
11 Prince George's " Winyaw, 1712
12 St. John's " John's Island, 1734
13 Prince Frederick's " 1734, Chapel Peedee, 1738
14 Prince William's " 1745
15 St. Michael's " 1751, Church Built, 1761
16 St. Mark's " Clarendon, 1757
17 All-Saint's " Waccamaw, 1767
18 St. Luke's " 1767
19 St. Matthew's " 1768
20 St. David's " 1768, Church, Cheraw, 1820
21 Church on Edisto Island   1774
22 Claremont Church, Stateburg, 1788
23 St. Helena's Church, St. Helena Island,  
24 Pineville & Upper St. John's,   1807
25 St. Paul's Ch. Radcliffeboro', Charleston, 1810
26 Trinity Church, Columbia, 1812
27 Grace Church, Sullivan's Island, 1817
28 St. Paul's Church, Pendleton, about 1821
29 Christ Church, Greenville, 1825
30 Grace Church, Camden, 1830
31 St. James' Church, James' Island, 1831
32 St. Peter's Church, Charleston, 1832
33 Trinity Church, Society Hill, 1833


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34 Christ Church, Wilton, 1834
35 Holy Trinith Church, Grahamville, 1834
36 Trinity Church, Edgefield, 1835
37 St. John's Church, Fairfield, 1839
38 St. Philip's Church, Bradford Springs, 1841
39 Trinity Church, Abbeville, 1842
40 Church of Messiah, North Santee, 1842
41 Church of St. Thaddæus, Aiken, 1842
42 Emmanuel Church, Chester, 1843
43 Zion Church, Richland, 1844
44 Church of Epiphany, Laurens, 1846
45 Grace Church, Charleston, 1846
46 St. Luke's Church, Newberry, 1846
47 Ascension Church, Gillisonville, 1847
48 Church of the Advent, Spartanburg, 1847
49 Ch. of the Holy Communion, Cans'boro', Charleston, 1848
50 Church of the Holy Apostles, Barnwell, 1850
51 Calvary Church, Glenn Springs, 1850
52 Grace Church, Anderson C. H., 1851
53 Church of the Redeemer, Orangeburg C.H., 1851
54 Christ Church, Charleston, 1855
55 Church of the Mediator, Columbia, 1855
56 St. Jude's Church, Walterborough, 1856
57 Christ Church, Mar's Bluff, 1856
58 Trinity Church, Black Oak, 1856
59 Church of the Good Shepherd, Yorkville, 1859
60 St. Mark's Church, Chesterville, 1857
61 Church of the Ascension,   1857
62 St. Luke's Church, Charleston, 1858
63 Church of the Holy Comforter, Sumter. 1858
64 St. John's Church, Richland, 1858
65 Christ Church, Columbia, 1858
66 Church of the Nativity, Unionville, 1859
67 St. Peters Church, Beaufort District, 1859

CONGREGATIONS

NOT ENTITLED TO A REPRESENTATION IN THE CONVENTION.

        
St. Stephen's Chapel, Charleston, 1822,Mission Congregation.
St. John's Chapel, Hampstead, 1839,Mission Congregation.
Calvary Church, Charleston, 1849,Mission Congregation.


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MINUTES OF THE CONVENTION.

Abbeville, S. C., Wednesday, June 19th, 1861.

        This being the day appointed by the last Convention, for the meeting of the Seventy-Second Annual Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of South Carolina, a number of the Clergy and Laity assembled in Trinity Church, at ten o'clock, A. M,

        Morning Prayer was read by the Rev. Alexander Glennie. The Ante-Communion Service was read by the Rev. P. J. Shand. The Sermon was delivered by the Rev. Wm. Dehon, from 2d Corinthians. iv. chap., 7 v. The Communion was then administered, the Rev. P. J. Shand consecrating the elements, being assisted in the administration by the Rev. Alexander Glennie.

        The congregation was then dismissed with the Apostolic Benediction by the Bishop.

        After a recess, the Convention was called to order by the Bishop.

        The names of the Clergy were called from the list furnished by the Bishop, and the following Clergymen answered to their names, viz:

  • Rt. Rev. THOMAS F. DAVIS, D.D.,
  • The Rev. Edmund E. Bellinger,
  • " Andrew H. Cornish,
  • " John H. Cornish,
  • " Wm. Dehon,
  • " J. Grimke Drayton,
  • " James H. Elliott,
  • " Christopher P. Gadsden,
  • " Alexander Glennie,
  • " J. Stuart Hanckel,
  • " W. B. W. Howe,
  • " James T. Hutcheson,
  • " Ezra Jones,
  • " Benjamin Johnson,
  • The Rev. R. P. Johnson,
  • " J. S. Kidney,
  • " A. W. Marshall, D.D.,
  • " J. D. McCollough,
  • " C. C. Pinckney, jr.,
  • " W. O. Prentiss,
  • " Edward Reed,
  • " B. B. Sams,
  • " P. J. Shand,
  • " James Stoney,
  • " Paul Trapier,
  • " E. T. Walker,
  • " C. Bruce Walker,

        The List of Churches was called, and Delegates from the following Churches answered, viz:

        St. Philip's, Charleston; Prince Frederick's; Pineville and Upper St John's; Grace Church, Charleston; St. Paul's Church, Pendleton; Grace Church, Sullivan's Island; St. Peter's, Charleston; Trinity Church, Abbeville; Church of St. Thaddeus, Aiken; Grace Church, Camden; Church of the Holy Communion, Cannonsboro', Charleston; Grace Church, Anderson C. H.; Church of the Redeemer, Orangeburg


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C. H.; Christ Church, Charleston, and Church of the Nativity at Union.

        A quorum was found present of both Orders.

        The President appointed as the Committee on the List of the Clergy the Rev. Messrs. Trapier, Stoney and J. H. Cornish.

        As the Committee on the Certificates of Lay Delegates, Messrs. R. F. W. Allston, H. D. Lesesne and A. H. Belin.

        The Committee on the List of the Clergy made the following Report:

        1. That the following Clergymen are entitled to all the privileges of members of this Convention, viz:

  • The Rev. Thos. S. Arthur,
  • " E. E. Bellinger,
  • " A. H. Cornish,
  • " J. H. Cornish,
  • " Thos. F. Davis. Jr.,
  • " Wm. Dehon,
  • " J. Grimke Drayton,
  • " James H. Elliott,
  • " John R. Fell,
  • " C. P. Gadsden,
  • " T. J. Girardeau,
  • " Alexander Glennie,
  • " J. M. Green,
  • " B. E. Habersham,
  • " Christian Hanckel, D.D.,
  • " J. Stuart Hanckel,
  • " Wm. H. Hanckel,
  • " R. T. Howard,
  • " W. B. W. Howe,
  • " Jas. T. Hutcheson,
  • " Jos. Hunter,
  • " Nathaniel Hyatt,
  • " C. F. Jones,
  • " Ezra Jones,
  • The Rev. Roberts P. Johnson,
  • " Benjamin Johnson,
  • " J. S. Kidney,
  • " P. Trapier Keith,
  • " E. C. Logan,
  • " John D. McCollough,
  • " Stiles Mellichamp,
  • " Augustus Moore,
  • " A. F. Olmstead,
  • " C. C. Pinckney, Jr.,
  • " A. T. Porter,
  • " Wm. O. Prentiss,
  • " J. M. Pringle,
  • " Edward Reed,
  • " J. J. Roberts,
  • " J. J. Sams,
  • " Peter J. Shand,
  • " James Stoney,
  • " R. S. Trapier,
  • " E. T. Walker,
  • " C. Bruce Walker,
  • " Jos. R. Walker, D.D.,
  • " Arthur Wigfall.

        2. That the following are entitled to all the privileges of members of this Convention, except the right to vote in matters involving the temporal concerns of the Churches, viz:

  • The Rev. Robert W. Barnwell,
  • " J. Gervais Jenkins,
  • " Lucien C. Lance,
  • " A. W. Marshall, D.D.,
  • " Henry L. Phillips,
  • " B. B. Sams,
  • The Rev. J. B. Seabrook,
  • " J. W. Taylor,
  • " Paul Trapier,
  • " J. V. Welch,
  • " J. J. Webb.

        3. That the following are entitled to seats but not to votes, viz:

  • The Rev. M. H. Lance,
  • " John H Elliott,
  • " LeGrand F. Guerry,
  • The Rev. J. H. Quinby,
  • " J. B. Campbell.

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        4. That the following are not entitled to either seats or votes, viz:

  • The Rev. C. E. Leverett,
  • " T. N. Lucas,
  • " J. W. Miles,
  • The Rev. W. T. Potter,
  • " Jos. Obeir,
  • " D. McElheran.

        The Report was adopted.

        Mr. Allston from the Committee on the Credentials of the Laity, submitted the following report, shewing the names of the Delegates and Parishes. On the list being called, those with astericks answered to their names.

  • Church of the Nativity, Union, *Thos. N. Dawkins, David Johnson.
  • Zion Church, Richland, Jas. Trumble, Dr. H. N. Clarkson, Thos. B. Clarkson, Jno. Neal.
  • Grace Church, Anderson, *J. L. Orr, Samuel H. Owen, *Elbert Rucker, Jno. H. Marshall.
  • Grace Church, Charleston, Wm. Whaley, F. P. Elford, E. W. Marshall, *C. E. B. Flagg.
  • Church of the Redeemer, Orangeburg, Jno. C. Rowe, Henry Ellis, Wm. Treadwell, *Jno. Lucas.
  • Grace Church, Sullivan's Island, *W. E. Martin, Richard Roper, W. B. Williams, W. Jervey.
  • Christ Church, Columbia, Wm. Wallace, Thos. B. Clarkson, Hugh S. Thompson, Jas. Brown.
  • Church of the Holy Communion, Cannonsboro', H. L. Toomer, *H. T. Peake, *Theo. D. Wagner, *John Hanckel.
  • St. Peter's Church, Charleston, *A. H. Belin, T. Y. Simons, C. A. DeSaussure, J. F. Green.
  • St. Thaddeus', Aiken, *Alex. Mazyck, Wm. Gregg.
  • Pineville and Upper St. John's, W. M. Porcher, J. E. DuBose, Julius T. Porcher, *John G. Gaillard.
  • St. Paul's, Pendleton, *W. A. Hayne, *W. H. D. Gaillard, R. S. Porcher, Dr. H. C. Miller,
  • St. Philip's, Charleston, Ed. McCrady, *H. D. Lesesne, J. J. P. Smith, W. A. Pringle.
  • Prince Frederick's Chapel, Pee Dee, *R. F. W. Allston, A. H. Belin, J. R. Sparkman, Benj. Allston.
  • Trinity Church, Abbeville, *A. Bush, *J. A. Calhoun, *W. H. Parker, *J. Foster Marshall.
  • St. Jude's Church, Walterboro, M. E. Carn, Charles E. Miller, Geo. M. Rivers, Robt. Fraser,
  • Christ Church, Charleston, Jno. Phillips, *Edwin Heriot, R. H. Clarkson, Thos. A. Broughton.
  • Grace Church, Camden, *Wm. P. DuBose, *L. McCandless, *Jas. A. Young.
  • Church of the Good Shepherd, Yorkville, B. F. Wheeler.

        On motion of Rev. Mr. Shand, the reading of the Rules of Order was dispensed with.


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        The Convention proceeded to the election of Secretary, which on motion of Rev. Mr. Shand was made viva voce, and Wm. E. Martin was re-elected.

        The Bishop appointed Rev. T. J. Girardeau, Preacher for the first day of the next Annual Convention, and Rev. J. S. Kidney his alternate.

        The report of the Standing Committee was submitted by Rev. C. P. Gadsden.

        The Standing Committee of the Diocese of South Carolina, respectfully Report,

        That they were organized on May 30th, 1860, and since that date have recommended to the Bishop as a candidate for Deacon's Orders, Mr. D. D. Rosa; as candidates for both Deacon's and Priest's Orders, Dr. R. Wilson, and Messrs. J. W. Motte and P. D. Hay; as candidates for Priest's Orders, Rev. Messrs. J. W. Taylor and L. F. Guerry, and Messrs. J. Johnson, W. DuBose, T. F. Gadsden, W. W. Patrick, A. R. Walker and W. Guerry; to be ordained Deacon's, Messrs. L. F. Guerry and John H. Elliott; to be ordained Priest, Rev. B. B. Sams.

        At their last meeting a letter was received from the Hon. C. G. Memminger, resigning his place on the Committee, because of his necessary absence from the Diocese, in the exercise of his duties as Secretary of the Treasury of the Confederate States, which was made the Special Order for the last meeting.

CH. HANCKEL, President Standing Committee.

        Rev. Mr. Glennie and Messrs. Calhoun and Flagg were appointed a Committee on Unfinished Business.

        Messrs. Blacklock, Bee and Weston were appointed the Committee on Finance.

        Mr. J. Hanckel, pursuant to the action taken at the last General Convention, proposed that the Convention should now proceed to the election of a Treasurer for the Convention. Upon the vote being taken by Orders, it appeared that two-thirds of both Orders present voted in the affirmative, there being no vote in the negative, the motion was therefore adopted, and the Convention proceeded to the election viva voce, when C. E. B. Flagg was elected.

        The late Treasurer, W. E. Martin, submitted his account as Treasurer, which on his motion, was referred to a Special Committee for examination. Messrs. John Hanckel and Heriot were appointed the Committee.

        On motion of Mr. Calhoun, it was ordered that the daily sittings of this Convention during the present session shall be from 9 A. M. to 3 P. M.

        Rev. J. S. Hanckel moved that the next Annual Meeting of the Convention be Grace Church, Charleston, on the second


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Wednesday in February, 1862. This motion was ordered to lie on the table.

        On motion of Rev. B. B. Sams, it was ordered, that after the number two of the 3d section of the Rules of Order, another number should be inserted, providing for the election of a Treasurer, immediately after the election of Secretary, and the same was agreed to.

        The Bishop's Address was then read by Rev. C. P. Gadsden, as follows:

Brethren of the Convention:

        I now lay before you my annual address. After the last Convention, absence from home and the effects of a painful operation, prevented me from entering upon the discharge of my duties, until the month of September. Since then, my official acts have been as follows:

        1860, September 27th, Thursday, Forenoon--At St. Stephen's Church, Ridgeway, Fairfield District, I preached and confirmed four white persons.

        September 28th Friday, Forenoon--Confirmed in private one white person.

        September 29th, Saturday--Preached in St. John's Church, Winnsboro.

        September 30th, Sunday, Forenoon--Preached and confirmed nine white persons. Afternoon--Divine service, Rev. Mr. Hutcheson preached. At night, at the plantation of Mr. Theodore DuBose, preached and confirmed six colored persons. It was very gratifying throughout the visitation of this parish, to see the large congregations, and observe the growing interest in religion. It is the fair promise of a still increasing religious life.

        October 6th, Saturday, at night--Chester--Divine service, Rev. C. Bruce Walker preached.

        October 7th, Sunday, Forenoon--Consecrated to the service of Almighty God, St. Mark's Church. Rev. Mr. McCollough preached the sermon. Present, Rev. Messrs. Olmsted, McCollough, C. B. Walker, and Obeir. The Holy Communion was administered. At Night--Divine service, Rev. Mr. Obeir preached. I addressed the congregation on confirmation, and confirmed six white persons.

        October 9th, Tuesday. Visited the neighborhood of Ebenezer. There are here some families, very solicitous to have among them the regular services of our Church. Up to this time, they have not been able to obtain them. I hope, however, that soon there will be formed among them, a regular Episcopal congregation with stated services.

        October 13th, Saturday--Yorkville--Church of the Good Shepherd --At night--Rev. Mr. Olmsted read the service, and I preached.

        October 14th, Sunday, Forenoon--Prevented from attending


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Divine service by the heavy rain. At night, preached and confirmed one white person.

        October 21st, Sunday, Forenoon--in Grace Church, Camden, ordained to the Order of Deacons, Mr. LeGrand F. Guerry. Rev. Mr. Trapier preached the sermon.

        October 31st, Wednesday--Edgefield District. At Mrs. Brook's Chapel, I lectured to the negroes, and confirmed four of them.

        November 2nd, Friday, Forenoon--Abbeville. Divine service-- I preached to the congregation. At night, Rev. Mr. Howe preached.

        November 3rd, Saturday. Divine service--Rev. Mr. Howe preached. At night, Rev. Mr. Cornish preached.

        November 4th, Sunday, Forenoon. Consecrated the new Church to the service of Almighty God. Rev. R. W. Barnwell preached the sermon. Present and assisting, Rev. Messrs. B. Johnson, Howe, Habersham, A. H. Cornish, and R. W. Barnwell. Afternoon-- Rev. Mr. Habersham preached At night--Rev. Mr. Howe preached. I lectured on confirmation and confirmed two white persons.

        November 7th, Wednesday, Forenoon--Anderson. Consecrated the new Church to the service of Almighty God, by the name of Grace Church. I preached the sermon, Rev. Messrs. B. Johnson, Howe, and A. H. Cornish assisting. Afternoon, Rev. Mr. Johnson preached. At night, Rev. Mr. Howe preached. The little congregation at this place, has long been laboring and praying for a Church to be established among them. Their prayer is now granted. They have a neat and even a beautitiful Church edifice, a regular congregation, and stated services. These are not so frequent as could be desired, but are very acceptable to themselves. May God prosper and bless them.

        November 9th, Friday. Visited the Church in Newberry, but from the state of the weather and other things, did not preach.

        November 10th, Saturday--Laurens. At night, Rev. C. B. Walker preached, and I confirmed five white persons. Present, Rev. Messrs. C. B. Walker, Howe, and McCollough.

        November 11th, Sunday--Forenoon--Divine service and Holy Communion. Rev. Mr. Howe preached. Afternoon, Rev. Mr. McCollough preached. At night, I preached. The congregations here are very full, and showed a lively interest still existing in the Church, but I am sorry to have to say, that both here and at Newberry, they have been for some time past, and are still, destitute of ministerial services. This we hoped to have remedied before this time, but have been disappointed. May God raise up true and faithful laborers in His vineyard.

        November 13th, Tuesday--Unionville. Divine service--Rev. Mr. Howe preached, and I confirmed one white person. At night, I preached. Present, Rev. Messrs. McCollough and Howe.


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        November 14th, Wednesday--Glenn Springs. Rev. Mr. McCollough preached, and I confirmed eight white persons. Present, Rev. Messrs. C. Jones, D. D., McCollough, and Howe.

        November 15th, Thursday. Visited Spartanburg. I observed here with great pleasure, that the Church walls which had so long remained almost completed, were now about to be finished entirely; and that the Vestry had determined upon the completion of the entire Church at once. This is a great step forward, and must result in much good.

        November, 25th, Sunday--Aiken. Forenoon--Divine service was held in St. Thaddeus' Church. Rev. J. H. Cornish read the service, and I preached. Afternoon--Rev. Mr. Cornish read again, and I lectured on confirmation and confirmed seven white persons.

        December 16th, Sunday--St. Mark's, Clarendon. Divine service-- Rev. Mr. Johnson, of Canada, preached.

        1861. January 6th, Sunday--Church Flats, St. Paul's.-- Preached and confirmed three white and thirteen colored persons. There are here some of the remains of one of the oldest Churches in the Diocese, but the congregation had entirely passed away, and the neighborhood been destitute of religious services. Chiefly through the activity and zeal of the Rev. Joseph Seabrook, a new Church has been built in sight of where the old one stood, in which a congregation assembles from the neighborhood, to which Mr. Seabrook ministers. This congregation is regular, increasing, and exhibiting a growing religious interest. May God make this new enterprise a blessing to both the Rector and the people.

        January 9th, Wednesday--Forenoon. Preached at Wiltown, Rev. Mr. Seabrook reading the service.

        January 13th, Sunday--Forenoon. Preached at Combahee.-- Afternoon--Preached at the Chapel of Rev. Stephen Elliott, to a large colored congregation, and confirmed thirty-four of them.

        January 20th, Sunday. Preached at Sheldon Church, and confirmed two white persons.

        January 27th, Sunday--Forenoon. In Grace Church, Camden, admitted to the Holy Order of Deacons, Mr. John H. Elliott, Rev. Mr. Reed preaching the sermon. Present, Rev. Messrs. Reed, Davis, and J. S. Hanckel.

        February 10th, Sunday--Afternoon. In St. John's Chapel, Hampstead, preached and confirmed eight white and nine colored persons.

        February 17th, Sunday--In St. Andrew's Parish. Forenoon-- In Magwood Chapel, preached and confirmed five colored persons. Afternoon--In Magnolia Chapel, Rev. Mr. Campbell preached, and I lectured to the candidates and confirmed one colored person.

        March 3rd, Sunday--Claremont. Forenoon--At the Church of


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the Holy Cross, preached and confirmed six white and twenty-three colored persons.

        March 4th, Monday. Confirmed in private one sick white person.

        March 10th, Sunday--Forenoon. In Grace Church, Camden, preached and ordained to the Order of Priests, Rev B. B. Sams; Rev. Messrs. Paul Trapier, and J. S. Hanckel assisting.

        March 17th, Sunday--South Santee. Preached in the Parish Church, and confirmed eighty-four colored persons.

        March 24th, Sunday--North Santee. Forenoon--Preached in the Parish Church, and confirmed two white persons.

        March 28th, Thursday--Georgetown. Preached in the Parish Church.

        March 29th, Good Friday. Preached again and confirmed five white persons and one colored.

        March 31st, Easter--Prince Federick's. Forenoon--Preached in the Parish Church. Afternoon--Preached at a plantation of Gov. Allston and confirmed one colored person.

        April 3rd, Wednesday--All Saint's, Waccamaw. Preached in the Parish Church, and confirmed three white persons.

        April 4th Thursday. On the plantation of Mr. Plowden Weston, attended at the catechising of the children. All things here, bear the evidence of great attention to the religious culture of the colored people. The answers of the children when catechized, the number of hymns which they repeated and sang, and their whole appearance, indicated that they had been very carefully instructed. The proprietor of these servants has showed his sense of responsibility, by securing for them the exclusive services of a gentleman, who is now a candidate for Orders, as Catechist and general instructor. Their progress so far, fully proves the benefits of such a system. May there be increased efforts every where for the salvation of these persons committed to our trust.

        April 5th, Friday. At the plantation of Col. Belin on Sandy Island, preached and confirmed eighteen colored persons.

        April 6th, Saturday. At night--On the plantation of Mr. John H. Tucker, confirmed nine colored persons.

        April 7th, Sunday--Forenoon. In the lower Church preached and confirmed eight colored persons. Afternoon--At the plantation of Chancellor Dunkin, Divine service was held, and Rev. Mr. Glennie and myself addressed the negroes.

        April 14th, Sunday--Forenoon. In St. Philip's Church, Charleston, preached on the occasion of the surrender of Fort Sumter.

        April 21st, Sunday--Sumterville. Forenoon--Preached in the Church of the Holy Comforter, and confirmed five white persons.

        April 28th, Sunday--Forenoon. In St. Philip's, Charleston, preached and confirmed seventeen white persons and one colored. Afternoon--At Christ Church, Shepherdboro, preached and confirmed


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five white persons. At night, at St. Stephen's Chapel, Rev. Mr. Dehon preached, and I confirmed six white persons.

        May 4th, Sunday--Grace Church, Charleston. Forenoon-- Preached and confirmed eight white persons, one of them belonging to St. Michael's congregation. At night, in Church of the Holy Communion, Rev. James H. Elliott preached, and I confirmed fifteen white persons.

        May 26th, Sunday--Forenoon--Society Hill. Preached and confirmed four colored persons. Present, Rev. Mr. Kidney, the Rector, and Rev. Dr. Curtis of North Carolina. Afternoon-- Divine service, Rev. Dr. Curtis preached.

        May 29th, Wednesday--Forenoon. In St. David's Church, Cheraw, Rev. Mr. Kidney read the service, and I preached.-- Afternoon--Rev. Mr. Kidney preached, and I confirmed three white persons.

        June 2nd, Sunday--Mar's Bluff. The Rector, Rev. Mr. Moore, read the service and I preached.

        June 9th, Sunday--Forenoon. In Grace Church, Camden, I preached and confirmed four white persons. Rev. Paul Trapier read the service. The whole number of persons confirmed since the last Convention, is, white, 127; colored, 221; in all 358.

        I have ordained to Deacon's Orders, Mr. LeGrand F. Guerry, and Mr. John H. Elliott; and to Priests' Orders, Rev. B. B. Sams.

        Of the twelve Candidates for Holy Orders reported to the Convention last year, two have been ordained, and one, Mr. C. E. Leverett, has been compelled from continued ill health, to withdraw his name from the list. There are now thirteen, of whom ten are members of our Theological Seminary. Thos. C. Evans, P. F. Stevens, W. C. Guerry, John Johnson, W. P. DuBose, A. R. Walker, W. W. Patrick, T. F. Gadsden, X. Y. Anderson, John W. Motte, D. P. Hay, Robert W. Wilson, and D. D. Rosa.

        I have received notice of the deposition from the ministry of Thos. N. Ralston, of the Diocese of Kentucky, under Canon 5th of Digest of 1859, Title 2nd; and of John G. Downing, of the Diocese of Georgia, under the same. Also, of the suspension for six months of the Rev. G. W. Mayer, of the Diocese of Virginia, under Canon of Virginia.

        I have received into the Diocese the Rev. J. H. Quinby, from the Diocese of Texas.

        I have consecrated the following Churches : St. Mark's Church, Chester; Trinity Church, Abbeville; and Grace Church, Anderson.

        Account of Diocesan and Missionary funds in my hands:--Remaining over from last Convention, $801.12; Received since that time, from the Advancement Society, $300; Collection of the first day of the Convention, $40.50; Trinity Church, Society Hill, $72.15;


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All Saint's, Waccamaw, $80; St. Helena Church, Beaufort, $131.01; Ladies' Society, Beaufort, $45.50; Edisto, $20; John's Island, $100; St. Paul's, Charleston, $40; Walterboro', $20; Grace Church, Camden, $216.61; Laurens, $5.50; Grace Church, Charleston, $127.25; St. John's, Richland, $9; St. Philip's, Charleston, $45; Mr. Charles Sinkler, $100; Sumterville, $2; Georgetown, $5; Prince Federick's, Peedee, $20.50; Prince George, Winyaw, $12; Christ Church, Wilton, $60; St. Thomas and St. Dennis, $10; St. Helena Island, $20; in all, $2283.14.

        Expended of these funds since the last Convention: Orangeburg, $200; Rev. Mr. McCollough, $25; Church in Anderson, $200; Rev. B. Johnson, $60; Rev. A. Moore, $100; Church in Unionville, $150; Rev. Mr. Olmsted, $100; Rev. Mr. Green, $50; in all, $885; leaving in my hands, $1398.14.

        Account of Theological Seminary funds in my hands; Remaining over from last Convention, $340.30; received from Rev. B. B. Sams, $50; from Mr. Plowden Weston, $333; in all, $723.30. Expended of these funds since that time: For house rent, $60; Mr. LeGrand Guerry, $50; For buildings, $107.20; Mr. Patrick, $75; Mr. W. Guerry, $105; For stove, $4.50; in all, $401.07: leaving in my hands, $321.60.

        Having now, beloved brethren, brought before you my official acts for the past year, I must call your attention to more anxious and thrilling thoughts. We are in the midst of war and its consequences. We are looking out every day for exciting events.-- Our hearth-stones are up-turned. Our brothers and our children are in the field. Our youths with whom hitherto we have only sported have sprung up into armed men. This is not confined to a few; it is spread throughout the land. There is not a hamlet where it is not heard; there is not a heart which it does not reach. We are filled with deep emotions and trying expectations. But this is no time for weakness or for fear. A country was never so saved. We are called upon for manly resolution and for Christian trust and hope. Our cause is right and our God is true. Let us show the world that we can trust both. Let us show them too that we are Southern men, and claim independent opinions and a sustaining individuality. We are not dependent upon circumstances or combinations or numbers for our inward strength, but can stand erect in personal character, in the sense of integrity and the fear of God. Before Him indeed let us humble ourselves, confess our sins, implore his pardon, and supplicate his grace and spiritual benediction. We have done so. We thank God, that by the appointment of the chief magistrate of our Confederacy, our whole country and people have come before him in supplication and prayer. Let us continue thus always to seek his face and depend upon his power and his grace. In all our trials and the convulsions


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of the world, let us lift up our hearts to Him and hear Him saying unto us, be still, and know that I am God. In that absorbing truth let our souls rest. Towards our fellow-men also, let us cultivate a feeling humanity based upon Christian love, stirring up ever in our hearts that charity which thinketh no evil but rejoiceth. in the truth.

        It is my duty to call your attention particularly to the condition in which we are now placed as a Church. The principles of association and union, than which none are more influential, impelled us into the General Convention of the United States. With these brethren we lived long in Christian harmony and advancing Christian life. We thank God for the blessings bestowed by Him upon the united Church. We part with pain; but are compelled to consider and act upon our present relations. The question now is, have we parted or are we not still in constitutional union with that body? This is what I must now consider. At first it was thought by some that the secession of the State necessarily carried with it the secession of the Church, but this can hardly be allowed, unless there be some compact to that end, entered into by the Church herself. She is intrinsically a spiritual polity. She was so constituted by her Divine Lord, and for many years maintained that position alone. But she is capable of union with other ecclesiastical bodies, and with the State itself. Necessarily, however, it must be only by her own consent, and she must preserve her independent spirituality as a Church. The effect, therefore, of the action of the State upon the Church, or of confederated dioceses upon a single diocese, must be by compact or constitutional law. In England there was a union between the Church and State. One of the laws of this united kingdom was that no subject of a foreign government should exercise spiritual jurisdiction in Great Britian. Thus when the United States were acknowledged as an independent government, the clergy who were the subjects of that government became necessarily separated from the English Church, and excluded from spiritual jurisdiction therein or subjection thereunto. The same principle lying, I think, deep in the bosoms of those who originated the constitution of the General Convention was wrought into that document, and the principle is there set forth, and is, I think, more thoroughly incorporated in it even than expressed, that none but a citizen of the United States shall be a member of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States. We are, of course, so no longer, not entitled to spiritual jurisdiction therein, nor subject to the government thereof. This may indeed, be said to be only formal or constitutional reasoning. It is so. But this is the precise and only aspect of the subject presented to us. There is no principle of spiritual life involved, there is no article of the


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faith at issue. It is simply a question of constitutional confederation, and our conclusion is that the condition of confederation being broken the confederation exists no longer. (I am speaking of constitutions and constitutional relations, and this is the subject before us.) It has been broken also by actions without ourselves as a Church. The course of Divine Providence in the entire change of the government of which we are subjects has determined this for us. We are, therefore, a free and independent diocese. We are so too without sin or schism, and our way is open before us to do what we deem best for ourselves and promoting the glory of God. Being myself convinced that our best interests, I think I may fairly say, our actual necessities require of us an independent Southern organization as a Church, I recommend the election of three clerical and three lay delegates, as has been already done by our sister Dioceses to meet in Convention in Montgomery on the third day of next month.

        Rev. Ed. Reed moved two Committees on the Bishop's Address:

        1. On so much as relates to the condition of the country, to consist of one Clergyman and two Laymen.

        2. On so much of the Address as concerns the relations of this Diocese to the Protestant Episcopal Church, United States, and to the other Dioceses of the Confederate States, to consist of three Clergymen and three Laymen.

        These motions having been separately voted upon, were agreed to.

        On the first Committee, Rev. Ed. Reed and Messrs. Lesesne and Martin.

        And on the second, Rev. Messrs. Trapier, Shand and J. S. Hanckel, and Messrs. Mazyck, Calhoun and DeSaussure were appointed.

        On motion of Rev. Mr. Shand, the Convention adjourned at half-past 3 P. M.

WM. E. MARTIN, Secretary.


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Thursday, June 20th, 1861.

        The Convention met pursuant to adjournment. Morning Prayer was read by Rev. J. H. Quinby.

        After a recess, the Convention was called to order by the President.

        The Minutes of yesterday's proceedings were read and corrected.

        The roll of members absent on the preceding day was called.

ADDITIONAL MEMBERS.

        The Rev. Messrs. J. S. Kidney, A. W. Marshall, D. D., W. O. Prentiss, Edward Walker and J. H. Quinby appeared and took their seats.

        Messrs. Wm. Treadwell, a Delegate from the Church of the Redeemer, Orangeburg C. H., and J. J. P. Smith, Delegate from St. Philip's, Charleston, answered to their names and took their seats.

        Mr. Allston, from the Committee on Certificates of Lay Delegates, reported the following as entitled to seats:

        Trinity Church, Columbia, Messrs. H. P. Green and Thos. Taylor.

        St. John's and St. Stephen's, Fairfield, Messrs. E. G. Palmer, Theo. S. DuBose, W. A. Moore and C. McClenaghan.

        St. Paul's, Stono, J. M. Dwight.

        Messrs. H. P. Green, E. G. Palmer and J. M. Dwight answered to their names and took their seats.

        The Convention proceeded to ballot for members of the Standing Committee.

        The following Tellers were appointed:

        For the Clergy--Rev. Messrs. J. H. Cornish and J. D. McCollough.

        For the Laity--Messrs. J. Hanckel and H. P. Green.

        The Convention then proceeded to ballot for Trustees of the Diocesan Theological Seminary.

        Rev. Messrs. C. C. Pinckney and Robt. Johnson were appointed Tellers for the Clergy.

        Messrs. W. A. Hayne and Dr. Young for the Laity.

        Rev. C. P. Gadsden offered the following resolution:

        Resolved, That it be referred to a Committee to report what amendments are made necessary in the Standing Resolutions, by the discontinuance of the Bishop's Common Fund, which was agreed to.

        Rev. C. P. Gadsden and Messrs. John Hanckel and Alexander Mazyck were appointed the Committee.


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        Rev. Mr. McCullough from the Committee to count the ballots for members of the Standing Committee, reported that the following gentlemen had received a majority of the ballots cast, viz:

  • The Rev. C. Hanckel, D.D.,
  • " C. P. Gadsden,
  • " P. T. Keith,
  • " J. B. Campbell,
  • " William Dehon,
  • Dr. I. M. Campbell,
  • H. D. Lesesne,
  • Edward McCrady,
  • J. H. Ladson,
  • W. E. Martin.

        Mr. John Hanckel from the Committee on the vote of the Laity, reported that the gentlemen above named had also received a majority of the votes of that Order. Whereupon the Bishop announced that the gentlemen having received the votes of a majority of both Orders, they were declared duly elected.

        Rev. Mr. Pinckney from the Committee appointed to count the ballots for Trustees of the General Seminary, reported that the following gentlemen had received a majority of the ballots, namely:

  • The Rev. P. J. Shand,
  • " C. P. Gadsden,
  • " J. J. Roberts,
  • Messrs. J. B. Kershaw,
  • " H. D. Lesesne,
  • " W. E. Martin.

        Mr. Hayne from the Committee on the vote of the Laity, for Trustees of the Diocesan Seminary, reported that the same gentlemen, had received a majority of the ballots of that Order. Whereupon the Bishop announced that having received the majority of the ballots of both Orders they were duly elected.

        Rev. Alex. Glennie submitted the report of the Trustees of the University of the South as follows:

        The Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees, was held at the site of the University, on the Sewanee Mountain, in October last, when the corner stone of the principal building was laid with appropriate ceremonies. It was determined by the Board, that a sufficient sum had been raised to secure the charter of the University, but it was deemed inexpedient to carry on the work, until a larger amount had been obtained.

        The Constitution of the University, which had been under the consideration of the Board, at the previous meeting in New Orleans, after being reconsidered and amended, was adopted.

        Mr. John Hanckel, Treasurer of the Bishop's Fund, presented the following report, which was referred to the Committee on Finance:


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Bishop's Permanent Fund, in account with JOHN HANCKEL, Treasurer.

CR   DR.
1860.   1060.  
To Investments. . . . . $8,982 00 By Balance from last year. . . . . $2,076 32
" Incidental Expenses. . . . . 240 02 By Bond Account. . . . . 7,365 39
" Amount transferred to Bishop's Common Fund. . . . . 3,933 50 By Interest and Dividends. . . . . 4,345 21
" Balance in the Treasurer's hands. . . . . 631 40    
  $13,786 92   $13,786 92

        

Bishop's Common Fund, in account with JOHN HANCKEL, Treasurer.

CR.  DR.
1860.   1860.  
To paid the Bishop of the Diocese four quarter's salary. . . . . $4,000 00 By Cash received for subscription to the Bishop's salary $70 00
" Incidental expenses. . . . . 3 50 By transfer from the Bishop's Permanent Fund. . . . . 3,933 50
  $4,003 50   $4,003 50

JOHN HANCKEL, Treasurer.

        Rev. P. Trapier offered a resolution, which having been amended on motion of Rev. Mr. Quinby, which is as follows:

        "Resolved, That the Committee appointed by the last Convention (p. 27) on a Canon of the General Convention have leave to sit again and report to the next Convention."

        Also the following, which was agreed to:

        Resolved, That the Committee of the last Convention, (p. 40) in reference to a Bill of Incorporation have leave to sit again, and that the vacancy occasioned by the absence of Mr. Memminger be filled and two others be appointed.

        The resolution was agreed to, and Rev. T. S. Arthur and Messrs. J. J. P. Smith and W. A. Pringle, were appointed the additional members of the Committee.

        Rev. Edward Reed submitted the report of the Committee on so much of the Bishop's Address as refers to the State of the Country, as follows:

        The Committee appointed to take into consideration so much of the Bishop's Address as relates to the state of the country, present the following report:

        It is commonly the duty of the Church to confine its legislation and the expression of opinion to subjects immediately affecting its purity or prosperity as a religious society. There are times, however, when the duties of the citizen and of the Christian have a much nearer and higher relation than at others, when certain obligations to the State are among the most imperative expressions of religion. Believing


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the present to be one of those occasions--believing the prosecution of the defensive war, in which the country is now engaged, until God, in his mercy, shall be pleased to give us peace in the established independence of this Confederation, to be a duty bound upon us, by the interest and religion of humanity, this Convention adopts the following resolutions:

        Resolved, That we sympathize deeply with the feeling with regard to the condition of our country expressed by our beloved Bishop in his Annual Address.

        Resolved, That the dangers which surround our State and country demand our most earnest prayer to God for His aid, and our most active co-operation with the authorities of the Commonwealth in their endeavor to defend our rights, our homes and our lives.

        Resolved, That while we acknowledge our sinfulness as a people and as individuals, on account of which we worthily deserve to be punished, we regard the present controversy as forced upon us by the action of others, and while we earnestly desire and pray for peace, yet we feel bound, not less by our obligations as Christians than as citizens, to continue the struggle until the aggression and invasion of our enemies shall cease.

        Resolved, That while we mean to cultivate a spirit of charity towards all men, and especially towards all Christians yet we cannot but express our great surprise and bitter mortification, that none of those who have been united with us in the household of faith, have, so far as we have known, either individually or through an ecclesiastical body, raised their voice against the measures now in progress for our subjugation--all having with one consent united in the endeavor to throw the sanctions of religion around a government which has violated the most fundamental principles of its own constitution and of civil liberty, and around a war which can be successful only by the extermination of one of the races inhabitating these States and the total ruin of the other, or the final demoralization and degradation of both.

All which is respectfully submitted.

EDWARD REED, Chairman. HENRY D. LESESNE, WM. E. MARTIN.

        The report was considered and agreed.

        Rev. Paul Trapier submitted the following report:

        The Committee appointed to consider so much of the Bishop's Address, as concerns the relations of the Church in this Diocese to that in the United and the Confederate States, respectfully report, that when on the Declaration of American Independence, our Church in South Carolina, then a part of the Established Church of England, ceased so to be, it yet continued, as it had been, in the unity of the one, holy Catholic and Apostolic Church of Christ, but became an


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independent branch thereof, and as such retaining all rights not delegated, it entered freely, for certain specified purposes, into union with the Churches in the other States of the then Union.

        The State of South Carolina, our sovereign, to which alone we owe civil allegiance, having separated from those United States, and our Church in this Diocese being by the terms of the Constitution of the Church in those States excluded from its General Convention and from all voice in its legislation, and being consequently under no obligation of obedience thereto, resumes now its delegated rights and its separate existence, and is competent to enter into new ecclesiastical connections.

        Proposals for confederation having come from several of the Southern Dioceses, and being brought before us by our Bishop, your committee recommend unanimously the adoption of the following resolutions:

        1. Resolved, That this Convention concur entirely and earnestly with the Bishop in the views expressed in his address to this Convention.

        2. Resolved, That the Church in this Diocese, adhering to the faith which it has held hitherto, and yet being at liberty through its constituted authorities to adapt its worship to changes of civil relation, this convention do approve of the alterations set forth by the Bishop in the Prayers for the President and for Congress--but hereby declares its intention to adhere to the Prayer Book and other formularies of the Church, and to the Constitution and Canons of the Church in the United States, so far as circumstances may allow, and until departures are authorized by proper authorities.

        3. Resolved, That this Convention, responding heartily to the brotherly greetings of other Southern Conventions, do elect by ballot forthwith three (3) clerical and three (3) lay deputies to attend the proposed Convention in Montgomery, and to report to the next Convention of this Diocese for consideration, confirmation or rejection.

        4. Resolved, That no action be had under Article XIII., Section I, of our Constitution, but that the provisions of Section II. of the said article apply to the Deputies to be now elected.

        5. Resolved, That a Committee of three be appointed to prepare after the adjournment of this Convention such alterations in our Constitutions and Canons, as are, or may be, required by our changes of civil and ecclesiastical relations, and to report to our next Convention.

        6. Resolved, That forthwith and meanwhile all such parts of our present Constitution and Canons, as are inconsistent with the present position of our Church, are hereby declared to be null and void.

PAUL TRAPIER, Chairman. PETER J. SHAND, A. MAZYCK, J. STUART HANCKEL, JOHN A. CALHOUN, JNO. M. DESAUSSURE.


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        This report was ordered for immediate consideration, and the Preamble was under discussion when the hour of adjournment (3 P. M.) arrived.

        On motion of Rev. J. S. Hanckel it was ordered that the Convention do now suspend business until 6 P. M., and the same was carried.

RECESS.

        At 6 P. M. the Bishop took the Chair, and the Convention resumed the consideration of the report, which was before the Convention at the hour when business was suspended.

        The vote having been taken, the report and resolutions were unanimously adopted.

        While the resolutions had been under consideration, Mr. J. J. P. Smith offered the following as an amendment to the 3d resolution:

        In 3d resolution, after the word "do," insert the following, "appoint a Committee of four, two Clergymen and two Laymen, to attend the proposed Convention in Montgomery, and signify the willingness of this Diocese to enter into Confederation with other Southern Dioceses, but on account of the unfavorable circumstances of the times to propose a Convention of Southern Dioceses in the course of the ensuing winter.

        On motion of Rev. J. Stuart Hanckel, the substitute was ordered to to lie on the table.

        Leave of absence was granted Rev. J. H. Cornish for the remainder of this day.

        The Convention then proceeded to ballot for Delegates to the Convention in Montgomery.

        Rev. Messrs. McCullough and Kidney were appointed tellers for the Clergy, and Messrs. John Hanckel and Hayne for the Laity.

        Mr. W. E. Martin re-moved a consideration of the vote whereby the Convention this day agreed to the report of the Committee, (submitted by Rev. Edward Reed) on the State of the Country. This motion was carried and the report was unanimously agreed to, and it was ordered to be so entered on the Journal.

        Rev. Mr. C. P. Gadsden submitted the following report, which was considered and agreed to.

        The Committee to whom was referred the consideration of what changes are made necssary in the Standing Resolutions, by the discontinuance of the Bishop's Common Fund, respectfully report, that they find that in 1859 the following Resolutions were adopted:

        "1. Resolved, That the following sums, whenever called for, by special Resolution of the Convention shall be contributed by each Parish or Church to the Bishop's Permanent Fund, to wit:

        "2. Resolved, That the Trustees of the Bishop's Common Fund shall punctually pay over to the Bishop of the Diocese, the sum of $4,000


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annually, in quarterly payments, from said Fund, to enable him to discharge his Episcopal duties.

        "3. Resolved, That whatever balance may remain, after paying the sum of four thousand dollars to the Bishop, shall be paid over to the Bishop's Permanent Fund."

        These Resolutions were correctly printed with the proceedings of the Convention of that year, but in the Journal of the Convention of 1860, the former Resolutions were re-inserted by mistake.

        They recommend that in the 2d Resolution the word Permanent in the first line be substituted for Common.

C. P. GADSDEN, Chairman.

        Mr. H. D. Lesesne submitted the Annual Report of the Trustees of the Theological Seminary of this Diocese, which was ordered to be printed and published with the proceedings of the Convention.

Report of the Trustees of the Theological Seminary of the Diocese of South-Carolina.

        Trustees of the Protestant Episcopal Theological Seminary of South Carolina, present to the Convention this their third Annual Report.

        Notwithitanding the various embarassment incident to the present condition of the country, the exercises of the Seminary have by God's blessings, been regularly conducted, without interruption, during the past year, and all current expenses fully discharged.

        The present number of Students is ten, of whom five have entered the Institution during the past year; and during the same time two have been ordained to the order of Deacons, six of the present students were members of the Middle Class, and the other four members of the Junior Class. There was no Senior Class during the past year.

        The Trustees regret to state that the Professor of "Hebrew" has been hindered by ill health during the greater part of the year from attending to the duties of his chair. But the other Trustees have divided those duties between them, and discharged the same in such a manner that the Students suffered no detriment.

        The Treasurer's Report shows that the Professor's Salaries and other expenses have all been paid, and that a fund for the permanent endowment of the Institution has been slowly but steadily growing, and now amounts to the sum of $1,141.76, which is invested and bearing interest.

        From the present state of the country we may not only expect that hereafter all Candidates for Orders in this Diocese will be instructed at our Seminary, but that it will be resorted to by those from other Southern Dioceses, and we commend it to the continued liberality of our Church.

        Accompanying the above were the Annual Reports of the Professors and the Treasurer.


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To the Trustees of the Protestant Episcopal Theological Seminary of South-Carolina.

Gentlemen.--The undersigned has, since his last report, continued to instruct the Students in the department originally assigned to him, viz: Ecclesiastical History; but, in consideration of his having entire charge also of Greek Exegesis, he has since January, given, by your direction only half as much time as previously to the former study.

        He has, however, carried the students of the Middle Class through the Medioeval Era, and in the Reformation on the Continent to the peace of Augsburg, A. D., 1555.

        The members of the Junior Class, having, from insufficiency of academical preperation, been unable to enter upon their full course until January, have made less than the usual progress; but have, nevertheless, been over the history of the first three centuries, though by no means as thorougly as might otherwise have been.

        In Exegesis the Middle Class have studied of the Epistles, Romans Galatians, Ephesians, Colossians, Hebrews, James, I. and II. Peter and Jude.

        The Junior Class have gone over eighty sections of Robinson's harmony of the Gospels, and have noted the prominent events of the Old Testament History, and the chief features of the Mosaic Dispensation.

        The Student, who has been preparing for only the Diaconate, has accompanied the Junior Class through the last of these studies, and the Middle Class through theirs in History, besides examining with the aid of English Commentaries, the Prophetical Books of the Old Testament and the Epistles to Philippians, Colossians, I. and II. Thessalonians, I. and II. Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, I. and II. Peter and I. John.

        It is highly to the credit of the students that in the midst of these stirring times, they have kept to their studies with, for the most part, exemplary diligence. They seem to be on the best terms of mutual affection, and under the influence of geunine piety, preparing earnestly for the great work before them.

Respectfully,

PAUL TRAPIER,

Camden, June 15th, 1861.

Report of the Professor of Systematic Divinity in the Diocesan Theological Seminary of South-Carolina.

        To relieve the Professor of Ecclesiastical History, the Department of Christian Evidences, was assumed by the Professor of Systematic Divinity and Pulpit Eloquence. In it there have been studied by the Middle Class, Keith on Prophecy, completed; Campbell on Miracles, Rawlinson's Historical Evidences and Pearson on Infidelity, upon the Modern Phases of Unbelief.

        By the Junior Class, Paley's Evidences of Christianity on Prophecy, Jenyn's View, Lyttleton on Conversion of St. Paul, Paley's Horæ Paulinæ, and in connection, Graves' Lectures on Pentatuch, (2 Lect.,) Horsley on Principles of Prophetical Interpretation, Keith on Prophecy,


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(grater part.) In the Department of Systematic Divinity by the Middle Class, Pearson on the Creed, (the whole,) and on these subjects as they came up; J. Scott on the Mediatorial Offices of Christ; (see "Christian Life",) Horsley's Tracts on Unitarianism, (in part,) Hobart and Horsley on the State of the Departed; Horsley, Seeker and portions of West on the Ressurrection, and Dwight on the Duration of Future Punishment. In connection, remarks were made by the Professor at each recitation, and copious references given to Standard authors to aid the Class in their future studies.

        Four Dissertations are also required from this Class; I. On the Existence or some Attribute of God. II. On the Divinity of Christ. III. On the Resurrection, and IV. On the Divinity and Personality of the Holy Ghost. A portion of these have been handed in and criticised by the Professor. The rest are promised during the vacation.

        The Junior Class do not attend your Professor in this Department.

        In the Department of Pulpit Eloquence, the Junior Class have recited the whole of Vinet's Homiletics.

        Both Classes have delivered Sermons in the presence, and subject to the criticism of the Professor. Two written and one unwritten, in all three Sermons from each student. Four written sermons are required from each member of the Seminary. Most of these have been submitted to the Professor, and the remainder are promised during the summer. The Junior Class did not enter upon their Theological studies until January. The first three months of the Session were consumed in preparatory studies. Had they been required to attend a Professor or Tutor of Hebrew, they could not have completed the studies of the Course for the first year.

        The imperative necessity is therefore suggested of either requiring that this preparatory course be completed before entering the Seminary or that instruction be provided and time allowed for its prosecution.

To the Trustees of the Theological Seminary of the Diocese of South Carolina.

        The Treasurer herewith submits his Accounts, viz. 1. An account of moneys received and disbursed for the current expenses of the Seminary. 2. An account of moneys received and invested for its permanent endowment.

        The first shows a balance in hand of $234.42; of that, $100 was received from St. Paul's Church, Charleston, through the Rector, Rev. Dr. Hanckel, for the salary of a Hebrew Professor, but Dr. Hanckel has now authorised its application to the payment of the salaries in general. There is also contained in said balance, a sum of $50, presented by Mrs. Clarkson, for the special objects of purchasing Text Books, and supplying a Religious Reading Room. At the last annual meeting of the Trustees, it was resolved, that the same should be expended under the direction of the Bishop, but it has not been called for yet.

        The second account shows an amount of $1,127, received for permanent endowment, and invested partly in State 7 per cent. Bonds, and partly in deposits in the Saving Institution. The interest accrued to


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date on the money in the Saving Institution, amount to $14,76, which increases the fund to $1,141.76.

Respectfully submitted,

HENRY D. LESESNE, Treasurer.

        Mr. Lesesne offered the following resolution:

        Resolved, That the third section of the third Article of the Constitution be amended by inserting after the word "Diocese," on the second line, the words "a Professor in a Theological Seminary."

        Mr. W. E. Martin moved that the thanks of the Convention be returned to the citizens of Abbeville, for the generous and Christian hospitality, which they have extended to the delegates of this Convention, during the present sitting.

        Rev. B. B. Sams offered a resolution providing for the payment of the usual sums to the Organist and Sexton of this Church, for their services during the sitting of the Convention.

        On motion of Rev. C. P. Gadsden, the thanks of this Convention were tendered to the Choir of Trinity Church.

        Rev. J. D. McCollough, from the Tellers to count the votes for Delegates to the Convention in Montgomery, reported the following gentlemen had received a majority of the ballots cast:

  • The Rev. P. J. Shand,
  • " Paul Trapier,
  • " C. C. Pinckney, jr.,
  • Messrs. J. J. P. Smith,
  • " Edward McCrady.

        For the third Laymen no one had received a majority of the ballots cast.

        Mr. John Hanckel, from the Tellers on the Lay votes, reported that the five gentlemen whose names are recorded above, and also Hon. R. F. W. Allston had received a majority of the ballots cast.

        Mr. J. J. P. Smith having declined to accept the appointment, because he feared he would be unable to attend, the two Orders then proceeded to a second ballot for two Lay delegates.

        On motion of Rev. J. S. Hanckel, the resolution offered by him yesterday for the next Annual Meeting of the Convention, at Grace Church in Charleston, on the second Wednesday in February next was called up from the table, and was considered and agreed to.

        Report of the Committee on Unfinished Business.

        On page 26, we find the following:

        Rev. W. H. Hanckel moved to amend the 4th Article of the Constitution, by substituting twenty for ten in the first line of the number necessary to constitute a quorum.

        This was agreed to; but by Art. 14 of our Constitution this must be concurred in by two-thirds of the Churches present.

        On page 27--Rev. Mr. Trapier offered a resolution in relation to Parish Boundaries, &c., and a Committee consisting of the Rev. Mr.


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Trapier, and Messrs. W. F. Colcock and R. F. W. Allston was appointed to report to this Convention.

        On page 27--Mr. J. Hanckel proposed an amendment of the 6th Article of the Constitution. This amendment was adopted by the two-thirds vote yesterday.

        On page 27--Mr. Wm. Wigfall offered a resolution in relation to the safe keeping of the Records of the Convention, &c., and Messrs. W. E. Martin, J. Hanckel and H. D. Lesesne were appointed a Committee to consider the necessity of the measure.

        On page 28--Rev. C. C. Pinckney offered a resolution that a Committee of three be appointed to examine the nature of the bequests from this Diocese to the General Theological Seminary, and to report whether this Diocese has any claim upon the same, in case of the severance of the Seminary from the General Convention.

        The Journal does not show that any Committee was appointed.

        On page 40--Rev. P. Trapier, and Messrs. C. G. Memminger and W. E. Martin were appointed a Committee to report to this Convention on the subject of the Bill on the Incorporation of Churches.

        Rev. Mr. McCollough, from the Tellers on the votes of the Clergy, reported that R. F. W. Allston and W. E. Martin having received a majority of the votes cast, were elected.

        Mr. John Hanckel, from the Tellers on the Lay votes, reported that Hon. R. F. W Allston and W. E. Martin having received a majority of the votes cast, were duly elected.

        On motion of Rev. C. B. Walker, it was

        Resolved, That the thanks of the Convention be returned to the Secretary and Assistant Secretary, for the efficient discharge of their duties.

WM. E. MARTIN, Secretary.


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PAROCHIAL, MISSIONARY AND OTHER REPORTS,

Arranged According to the dates of the Foundation of the Churches,

FOR THE YEARS 1860-'61.

Grace Church, Camden.

The Rt. Rev. Thomas F. Davis, D.D., Rector.

The Rev. Thomas F. Davis, Jr., Assistant Rector.

        Baptisms--Adults, 1 white; children, 6 white, 16 colored; total, 23. Marriages, 2 white. Burials, 6 white. Communicants, last reported, 63 white, 3 colored. Admitted, 18 white, 5 colored. Removed, 2. Present number, 79 white, 8 colored; total, 87. Congregation, Children under 14, 86 white, 20 colored; total, 106. Families, 44 white, 4 colored; total, 48. Confirmed by the Bishop, 6 white, 1 colored; total, 7. Sunday Schools, Teachers, 13 white; Scholars, 79 white, 45 colored. Public Worship. Grace Church, 52 Sundays, 21 other days; whole number of times, 124. Contributions, Communion Alms, $216.12; Diocesan Missions, $235.40; Domestic Missions, $45; Foreign Missions. $23 75; Children of Sunday School for Indian Missions, $49 82; Theological Seminary, $160; Mr. Wallace's Library, $176. Total, $826.09.

        REMARKS.--The Assistant Rector feels that he cannot express in adequate terms, the affectionate gratitude which he owes to his Rev. Brethren, P. Trapier, and J. S. Hanckel, and to the Students of the Theological Seminary, for their assiduous and most acceptable aid in keeping the congregation supplied with regular services during the protracted absences from home forced upon himself by sickness. The Students moreover, by their constant missionary services and their kindly and pious visitings among the poor in and near Camden, not only pursuing a course admirably adapted to qualify themselves for future efficiency and usefulness, but are also even now planting holy seed. The first whereof will be manifested, we doubt not, in the great day of the Lord Jesus.

        The Sunday Schools are in an admirable state, both as to spirit, numbers and efficiency.

        Missionary visits from the Assistant Rector, to the towns of Marion and Darlington, have resulted in the decided improvements of our Church prospects in the former place; and as to the latter, in the formation of a congregation, under the title of "Emmanuel Church," which will, it is expected, be represented by its proper Delegates in our next Diocesan Convention.


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St. Philip's Church, Charleston.

The Rev. William Dehon, Rector.

The Rev. W. B. W. Howe, Assistant Minister.

        Baptisms--Adults, 2 colored; children, 22 white, 14 colored; total, 38. Marriages, 5 white, 1 colored; total, 6. Burials, 16 white, 12 colored; total, 28. Communicants admitted, 16 white, 1 colored; total, 17. Died, 7 white, 3 colored; total, 10. Children catechised on 11 days. Confirmed by the Bishop, 16 white, 1 colored. Sunday School Teachers, 12 white. Scholars, 75 white, 40 colored. Subjects of Instruction, the Collects, Scripture Lesson and the Catechism.-- Public Worship, St. Philip's, 56 Sundays, 132 other days; whole number of times, 250. Contributions, Communion Alms, $1064; Diocesan Missions, $345; Domestic Missions, $374; Foreign Missions, $103; Parochial Schools, $30; other Church purposes, $457. Total, $2,373.

        REMARKS.--The Holy Communion has been administered regularly on the first Sunday in each month, and also on the great Festivals, in all nineteen times; in private, on eight occasions.

St. James' Parish, Santee.

The Rev. N. Hyatt, Rector.

        Baptisms--Adults, 11 colored; children, 4 white, 21 colored; total, 36. Marriages, 1 white, 3 colored. Burials, 5 colored. Communicants last reported, 31 white, 435 colored. Admitted, 47 colored. Died, 6 colored. Present number, 31 white, 476 colored; total, 507. Congregation, Non-Communicants, 70 white. Children under 14, 83 white. Families, 38 white. Families belonging also to other congregations of the P. E. Church, 11 white. Confirmed by the Bishop, 84 colored. Sunday School Teachers, 3 white. Scholars, 47 white. Public Worship, Wambaw Church, 36 Sundays, 2 other days; total, 38; Sea Shore Chapel, 25 Sundays, 12 other days; total, 37; Hampton's Chapel, 13 Sundays; on Plantations, 74 times; whole number of times, 162. Contributions, Communion Alms, $19; other Church purposes, $210. Total, $229.

St. Andrew's Parish.

The Rev. J. G. Drayton, Rector.

        Baptisms--7 colored adults. Burials, 1 white adult. Communicants last reported, 26 white, 67 colored; total, 93. Admitted, 7 colored. Died, 1 colored. Present number, 26 white, 73 colored; total, 99. Non-Communicants, 22 white, colored uncertain. Children under 14, about 30 white, colored, uncertain. Families, 12 white, colored, uncertain. Families belonging to other congregations of the P. E. Church, all. Confirmed by the Bishop, 6 colored. Sunday School Teachers, 7 to 8 white. Scholars, about 60 colored. Public Worship, St. Andrew's, 18 Sundays, 1 other day; Magnolia Chapel, 21 Sundays;


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Magwood's Chapel, 12 Sundays; also services on Thursday evenings for the negroes. Rain prevented the congregation at St. Andrew's from assembling 3 Sundays. Contributions, Alms, $26.70; Missions within the Diocese, $52.02.

        REMARKS.--I have also to report that from the 16th of May to the 1st of November, I continued in charge of St. Peter's Church, Charleston, when in addition to the ordinary services of Sunday and the week, I baptised six white infants and one white adult, and buried one white adult and one colored. I have also preached elsewhere 24 sermons, and assisted my brethren in other services.

Ashepoo and Pon Pon Mission, St. Bartholomew's Parish.

The Rev. E. J. Webb, (Deacon,) Missionary.

        Baptisms--Adults, 7, infants, 7; total, 14. Marriages, 7. Deaths, 9 adults. Admissions, 3; previously baptised, 2 in infancy, and 1 from another denomination. Under discipline, 3, and lost by removal from the Mission, 5 adults, and 8 children under Catechetical instruction.

        REMARKS.--Since our last report, services have been regularly fulfilled at our stations, without interruption, and the attendance of the people not discouraging. By deaths and removals our numbers have been diminished since our last report, which make our Church membership nearly as heretofore reported. At one of our Stations there has been a new Church building erected, since our last year's report, much to the convenience of our labors. Routine of ministerial duties as heretofore.

St. John's Parish, Berkley.

Messrs. K. S. Ball and J. S. White, Wardens.

        Baptisms--1 white child. Marriages, 2 white. Burials, 3 white. Public Worship was held at Biggin Church, on Sunday, 13th January, and at Strawberry Chapel, on Sunday, 28th April.

        REMARKS.--This Parish has been without a Rector, from 1st June, 1860, to the present time. The Rev J. J. Sams, Rector of St. Thomas and St. Dennis, is now officiating for us for the summer months. For the number of Communicants, &c., we would respectfully refer you to the last report of our former Rector, the Rev. W. B. W. Howe.

Trinity Church, Black Oak, Middle St. John's Parish, Berkley.

The Rev. Julius J. Sams, Rector.

        Baptisms--Children, 4 white, 15 colored; total, 19. Marriages, 1 white, 1 colored; total, 2. Funerals, 1 white, 1 colored; total, 2. Communicants last reported, 38 white, 175 colored; total, 213. Admitted, 3 white, 16 colored; total, 19. Died, 1 white. Suspended, 1


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colored. Present number, 40 white, 190 colored; total, 230. Non-Communicants, 12 white. Children under 14, 30 white. Families, 22 white. Sunday School Teachers, 6 white. Scholars, 15 white, 50 colored; total, 75. Church Services, Trinity Church, 2 Sundays, 3 other days; total, 5; Pinopolis Chapel, 17 Sundays, 7 other days; total, 24; other places, 6 Sundays, 7 other days; total, 13; whole number of times, 52.

        REMARKS.--I ministered in this Parish for five years, my attachment increasing with every additional year. It was with the deepest regret I dissolved my connection with it in November last.

Parish of St. Thomas and St. Dennis.

The Rev. Julius J. Sams, Rector.

The Rev. Edward C. Logan, Assistant Minister.

        Baptisms--Adults, 2 colored; children, 1 white, 36 colored; total, 37. Marriages, 1 white, 1 colored; total, 2. Funerals, 2 white, 5 colored; total, 7. Communicants received on taking this charge, 30 white, 100 colored; total, 130. Admitted, 2 white, 3 colored; total, 135, Non-Communicants, 26 white. Children under 14, 33 white.-- Families, 24 white Church Services, Parish Church, 14 Sundays; Pompion Hill Chapel, 11 Sundays; to the colored, 11 Sundays; at the Plantations, 43 Sundays, 24 other days; total, 67; whole number of times, 163. Communion Alms and Diocesan Missions, $20; for Theological Seminary, $25.

        REMARKS.--I took charge of this Parish November last. The Beresford Bounty School is still under the excellent management of the Teacher, the Rev. Ed. C. Logan, who also officiated 45 Sundays and 2 other days; whole number of times, 85.

St. Paul's Church, Stono, and St. Paul's Church, Summerville.

The Rev. Philip Gadsden, Rector.

        Baptisms--Children, 6 white, 6 colored; total, 12. Marriages, 2 white, 1 colored; total, 3. Burials, 5 white, 1 colored; total, 6.-- Communicants, present number. 34 white, 2 colored; total, 36. Congregation, Non-Communicants, 24 white. Children under 14, 40 white. Families, 30 white. Children catechised on several Sundays, 20 to 25. Sunday School Teachers, 4 white. Scholars, 30 white, 60 colored. Public Worship, St. Paul's, 44 Sundays, 12 other days; Whole number of times, 56. Contributions. Communion Alms, $111.62; Diocesan Missions, $16; Domestic Missions, $16; Foreign Missions, $14. Total, $157.62.

St. Helena Parish, Beaufort.

The Rev. Jos. R. Walker, D.D., Rector.

        Baptisms--Adults, 1 white, 1 colored; Children, 13 white, 4 colored;


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total, 19. Marriages, 2 white, 6 colored. Burials, 9 white, 5 colored. Communicants last reported, 137 white. Admitted, 2. Removed, 2. Died, 3. Present number, 134 white, 85 colored. Non-Communicants, about 88. Children under 14, 144. Families, 87, colored uncertain. Families belonging to other congregations of the Church, 16. Children catechised six Sundays during the summer, about 65. Sunday School Teachers, 10. Scholars, 81. Colored School Teachers, 10; Scholars, 90. Parish Church service, Sundays, 57, other days, 41; total, 205. Grace Chapel (in the town) on Sunday nights during the summer and autumn. St. Stephen's Chapel in the country, Clerical and Lay serve generally once a fortnight. Communion Alms, $245.50; Missions in the Diocese, $450; Domestic, $20; Foreign, $640; other purposes, Church and Charitable, as far as known, $755. Total, $2,110.50.

        REMARKS.--The Rev. Charles E. Leverett kindly supplied St. Stephen's Chapel, from November to June, and it is hoped and expected that an arrangement will be made by which his labor will be secured to the Chapel during the remainder of this year.

Prince George's Parish, Winyaw.

The Rev. R. T. Howard, Rector.

        Baptisms--Children, 1 white. Marriages, 1 white. Burials, 3 white. Communicants, died, 3 white. Present number, 48 white, 18 colored; total, 67. Families, 39 white. Confirmed by the Bishop, 5 white, 1 colored; total, 6. Contributions, Communion Alms, $60; Diocesan Missions, $39.25.

St. John's Parish, Colleton.

The Rev. R. S. Trapier, Rector.

The Rev. P. Gervais Jenkins, Missionary to Negroes.

        Baptisms--Adults, 7 colored; children, 9 white, 41 colored; total, 57. Marriages, 1 white. Burials, 4 white. Communicants, last reported, 63 white, colored, uncertain. Admitted, 1 white, 54 colored; total, 55. Removed, 3 colored. Died, 1 white, 2 colored; total, 3. Present number, 63 white, colored, about 250; total, 313. Congregation, Non-Communicants, 35 white. Children under 14, 76 white. Families, 40 white. Sunday Schools--Subjects of Instruction, Catechism. Public Worship, St. John's, 29 Sundays, 2 other days; total, 31; Rockville Chapel, 10 Sundays, 26 other days; total, 36; Legareville Chapel, 11 Sundays; whole number of times, 78. Contributions, Communion Alms, $131; other Church purposes, $250. Total, $381.

Report of the Rev. P. G. Jenkins, Missionary.

        Baptisms--Adults, 3 colored; children, 108 colored; total, 111. Communicants, admitted, 3 colored. Present number, 1 white, 55 colored; total, 56. Congregation, Non-Communicants, not known.-- Families belonging also to other Congregations of P. E. Church, several.


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Children catechised on week days and Sundays. S. S. Subjects of Instruction, parts of Church Catechism and Church Hymns. Public Worship, Zion Chapel, 50 Sundays. Contribution, Communion Alms, $12.

        REMARKS.--The congregations have been large and attentive, and I am satisfied would be much larger, and even more attentive, were the best seats of the Chapel not occupied by a large number of white persons. A goodly number of candidates are waiting to be confirmed by the Bishop.

Prince Frederick's Parish, Peedee.

The Rev. Joseph Hunter, Rector.

        Baptisms--Children, 2 white, 39 colored; total, 41. Marriages, 2 colored. Burials, 3 white, 1 colored; total, 4. Communicants, last reported, 39 white, 32 colored. Admitted, 1 white. Present number, 40 white, 32 colored; total, 72. Congregation, Non-Communicants, 30 white. Children under 14, 46 white. Families, 20 white. Families belonging also to other congregations of P. E. Church, 10 white. Children catechised on 10 days, 8 white, 140 colored, in five classes, 37 times. Confirmed by the Bishop, 1 colored. Public Worship, Prince Frederick, 28 Sundays, 9 other days; total, 37; Plantersville, 23 Sundays, 15 other days; total, 38; on Plantations to colored people, 47 Sundays, 7 other days; total, 54; whole number of times, 129. Contributions, Communion Alms. $63.01; Missions, Diocesan, $20; Domestic, $71; Foreign, $40; Education, $55; other Church purposes, $146. Total, $395.01.

Sheldon Church, Prince William's Parish.

The Rev. Edward Reed, Rector.

        Baptisms--Children, 3 white. Marriages, 1 white. Burials, 1 white. Communicants, present number, 45 white. Congregation, Non-Communicants, 49 white. Children under 14, 49 white. Families, 25 white. Families belonging also to other congregations of P. E. Church, 16 white. Confirmed by the Bishop, 2 white. Public Worship, Sheldon Church, 24 Sundays, 2 other days; total, 26; other places, 4 times; whole number of times, 30.

St. Michael's Church, Charleston.

The Rev. P. Trapier Keith, Rector.

The Rev. James H. Elliott, Assistant Minister.

        Baptisms--Children, 9 white, 3 colored; total, 12. Marriages, 8 white, 2 colored; total, 10. Burials, 22 white, 3 colored; total, 25. Communicants, last reported, about 339 white, about 34 colored. Admitted, 4 white. Died, 2 white. Present number, about 340 white, about 34 colored. Congregation, Non-Communicants, about 200 white. Children under 14, about 180 white. Families, about 175 white.--


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Children catechised on ten days, about 75 white. Confirmed by the Bishop, 1 white, Sunday School Teachers, 7 white; Scholars, 51 white. Public Worship, St. Michael's, 52 Sundays, 145 other days; whole number of times, 265. Contributions, Communion Alms, $939; Missions, Diocesan, $328.70; Domestic, $210.30; Foreign, $116.90; Sunday School, $45; other Church purposes, $561. Other Charities, Sisters of Charity, $250 50; Special, $60; Families of Volunteers, $180. Total, $2,691.40.

St. Mark's Parish, Clarendon.

The Rev. B. E. Habersham, Rector.

        Families, 16. Communicants, 30 white. Baptized, 1 infant.-- Buried, 1 adult, not of the congregation. Non-Communicants, adults, 27. Communion Alms, $13.75.

        REMARKS.--The present Rector took charge of this Parish in March last. In the present disturbed times, and the scattered position of the plantations, he has been unable as yet to organize services for the blacks, or ascertain reliably the number of such communicants attached to this Church. To this portion of his field, he proposes, with God's help, to devote a large part of his labors.

All-Saint's Parish, Waccamaw.

The Rev. Alexander Glennie, Rector.

The Rev. J. H. Quinby, Assistant Minister.

Mr. D. D. Rosa, Catechist.

        Baptisms--Adults, 2 white, 5 colored; total, 7. Children, 11 white, 171 colored; total, 182. Marriages, 2 white, 21 colored; total, 23. Burials, 4 white, 8 colored; total, 12. Communicants, last reported, 36 white, 254 colored; total, 290. Admitted, 3 white, 8 colored; total, 11. Removed, 4 white. Withdrew, 1 white. Died, 1 white, 6 colored; total, 7. Present number, 33 white, 256 colored; total, 289. Congregation, Non-Communicants, 23 white, Children under 14, 45 white. Families, 26 white. Families belonging also to other congregations of P. E. Church, 1 white. Children catechised on 19 days, 13 white; on 440 days, 596 colored; total, 609. Confirmed by the Bishop, 3 white, 35 colored; total, 38. Public Worship, Parish Ch., 33 Sundays, 14 other days; total, 47; Southern Church, 15 Sundays, 1 other day; total, 16; St. John's Church, 19 Sundays, 1 other day; total, 20; service for the negroes on 17 plantations and at Summer residences, 321 times; whole number of times, 404. Contributions, Communion Alms, $185.35; Missions, Domestic, $206.10; Foreign, $198; Schools for the poor, $425; other Church purposes, $243.-- Total, $1,257.45.

        REMARKS.--The largest class of colored children, is 75--the smallest, 5.

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        Mr. W. W. Patrick, of the Theological Seminary, acted as a Catechist during the vacation last summer.

        The Rev. LeGrand F. Guerry was the Assistant Minister of the Parish from the time of his ordination in October until Easter[.]

        The Rev. J. H. Quinby is at present temporarily the Assistant Minister.

St. Matthew's Parish[.]

The Rev. J. S. Hanckel, Rector.

        Baptisms--Adults, 1 white. Marriages, 2 white. Communicants, Present number, 11 white, colored not ascertained. Congregation, Non-Communicants, 15 White, colored not ascertained. Children under 14, 18 white. Families, 10 white. Public Worship, 2 times.-- Contributions, Communion Alms, $20.

        REMARKS.--This Parish has suffered severely from removals and deaths. A long vacancy in the Rectorship has caused an almost entire dispersion of the colored communicants. They have joined (with a few exceptions) other Churches in the neighborhood. The attendance of this class at the Parish Church and private Chapel is proving quite encouraging. With a resident Pastor the Parish might regain much that it has lost in point of numbers and efficiency. The present arrangement by which they are supplied with services only every other Sunday for the nine months of the Seminary term, and only once a month for the remaining three, their minister cannot but regard as deplorably inadequate and temporary. The Communion alms (amounting to $20) have been devoted to Diocesan Missions.

Claremont Parish.

The Rev. John J. Roberts, Rector.

        Baptisms--Adults, 7 colored; infants, 8 white, 61 colored; total, 76. Confirmation, 7 white, 24 colored; total, 31. Communicants, Admitted, 5 white; Deceased, 2. Removed, 2. Present number, 54 white, about 100 colored; total, say 154. Families, 33 white, colored unknown. Marriages, 2 white. Burials, 5 white, 1 colored. Children catechised on the 2d, 3d and 4th Sundays, about 40. Public Worship is held at the Church of the Holy Cross, Stateburg, and on several plantations. Contributions from November to June: To Theological Seminary, $70; Bishop Lay's Mission, $34.50; Bishop's Gregg's, $29.58; Indian, $60; Domestic Missions, (general,) $32; Fast Day offering, $28; other objects, about $40. Total, $294.08.

Parish of St. Helena, St. Helena Island.

The Rev. E. T. Walker, Rector.

        Baptisms--Children, 3 white. Burials, 5 white. Communicants, Removed, 1 white. Died, 3 white. Present number, 22 white, 8 colored. Congregation, Non-Communicants, 11 white. Children under


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14, 21 white. Families, 13 white. Families belonging also to other congregations of P. E. Church, 2 white. Public Worship, Centre Church, 50 Sundays, 4 other days; total, 54; Chapel, 18 Sundays; plantation services for the negroes every Sunday night. The Missionary contributions have been $213; other charities and Church purposes, $63. Total, $273.

        REMARKS.--I took charge of this Church in May last, (1860.) The Church has no accommodation for negroes, except a few seats in the organ loft. I find the congregation anxious for their religious instruction.

Parish of St. Stephen's and Upper St. John's.

The Rev. R. P. Johnson, Rector.

The Rev. LeGrand F. Guerry, (Deacon,) Missionary.

        Baptisms--Adults, 7 colored; children, 11 white, 72 colored; total, 90. Marriages, 1 white, 2 colored; total, 3. Burials, 3 white, 3 colored; total, 6. Communicants, last reported, 55 white, 337 colored; total, 392. Admitted, 4 white, 8 colored; total, 12. Removed, 4 white. Died, 2 white, 1 colored; total, 3. Suspended, 8 colored.-- Present number, 53 white, 335 colored; total, 388. Congregation, Non-Communicants, 43 white. Children under 14, 57 white. Families, 36 white. Families belonging also to other congregations of P. E. Church, 2 white. Children catechised on 18 days. Sunday School Teachers, 3 white; Scholars, 13 white. Public Worship, St. Stephen's Church, 24 Sundays, 20 other days; total, 49; Epiphany, 13 Sundays, 2 other days; total, 15; Eutawville Chapel, 6 Sundays, 12 times. Contributions, Communion Alms, $74.91; Missions, Diocesan, $401.75; Domestic, $122; Foreign, $110. Total, $708.66.

        REMARKS.--In addition to the above, services have been held on plantations on Sundays and week days, in all 87 times.

        The Rev. L. F. Guerry entered upon his duties as Missionary to the Blacks about the 1st May.

        An interesting Bible class has been organized, which is in successful operation.

St. Paul's Church, Radcliffeboro', Charleston.

The Rev. C. Hanckel, D.D., Rector.

        Baptisms--Adults, 1 white, 1 colored; children, 26 white, 2 colored; total, 30. Marriages, 7 white, 2 colored; total, 9. Burials, 16 white, 2 colored; total, 18. Communicants, last reported, 258 white, 47 colored; total, 305. Admitted, 21 white. Removed, 3 white, 3 colored; total, 6. Died, 6 white. Present number, 270 white, 44 colored; total, 314. Congregation, Non-Communicants, 263 white, 82 colored; total, 345. Children under 14, 214 white, 113 colored; total, 327. Families, 165 white, 32 colored; total, 197. Families belonging also to other congregations of P. E. Church, not ascertained.-- Children catechised on ten days, about 40 white, about 20 colored.


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Confirmed by the Bishop, none. Sunday School Teachers, 10 white, 3 colored; total, 13; Scholars, 80 white, 30 colored; total, 110.-- Public Worship, St. Paul's, each Sunday of the year, Wednesdays, Fast and Festivals Contributions, Communion Alms, $566.11; Missions, Diocesan, $300.25; Domestic, $177.45; Foreign, 147.57; other Church purposes, not to be ascertained.

Trinity Church, Columbia.

The Rev. Peter J. Shand, Rector.

        Baptisms--Adults, 1 white; children, 14 white, 2 colored; total, 17. Marriages, 2 white, 2 colored; total, 4. Burials, 9 white, 1 colored; total, 10. Communicants, last reported, 131 white, 6 colored. Admitted, 3 white. Removed, 3 white. Died, 1 white. Present number, 130 white, 6 colored; total, 136. Non-Communicants, 120 white, colored, unknown. Children under 14, 160 white. Families, 86 white, colored, unknown. Children catechised usually every month, from 40 to 50 white. Sunday School, number of Teachers, 9 white; number of Scholars, from 50 to 70 white. Subjects of instruction, Beaven's Catechism, Questions on the Gospels and Collects, Trapier's, Glennie's and Calvary Catechism, Easy Questions, Watt's Hymns. Contributions for Domestic and Foreign Missions, and other Church purposes, from $1,500 to $2,000. In the amount contributed for Domestic Missions, are included various sums given to Texas, Nashotah, Minnesota and Missions within this Diocese.

        REMARKS.--The Church building has been for some time past in the course of enlargement, and is not yet in a condition to be used for public worship. During the progress of the work we have been worshipping in the new College Chapel which has been kindly loaned to us for the purpose.

Grace Church, Sullivan's Island.

The Rev. Samuel J. Pinkerton, (of the Diocese of Georgia.)

        Having been called to take the temporary charge of Grace Church, Sullivan's Island, I entered upon my duties in connection with said Church, on the first Sunday of June last, and closed them on Sunday, the 7th of October, 1860.

        There have been two services held on each Lord's day, with a sermon in the morning and lecture in the afternoon. A sermon for the colored people of the Island, on Wednesday evening of each week, when circumstances permitted. I have administered the communion five times in public and twice in private. I have baptised six children, three white and three colored; have married one couple, white; have buried two children and one adult, all white.

        The communicants have numbered ordinarily about 60, all of whom, with the exception of three or four, are connected with the several congregations of Charleston. The contributions have been, in alms, $78.46; to Diocesan Missions, $45. In taking leave of Grace Church


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and of your Diocese, which I here do, allow me to say, that I carry with me best wishes for yourself personally, and for the Church over which your christian care extends.

St. Paul's Church, Pendleton.

The Rev. A. H. Cornish, Rector.

        Baptisms--Adults, 4 white, 16 colored; total, 20. Marriages, 2 white. Burials, 4 white, 2 colored; total, 6. Communicants, last reported, 42 white, 17 colored. Admitted, 5 white, 2 colored. Removed, 2 white. Withdrew, 1 white. Died, 2 white. Present number, 61. Congregation, Non-Communicants, 44 white, colored, uncertain. Children under 14, 55 white, colored, uncertain. Families, 31 white, colored, uncertain. Familes belonging also to other congregations of P. E. Church, 3 white. Children catechised on 25 days.-- Sunday School Teachers, 6 white. Scholars, 25 white, 12 colored. Public Worship, St. Paul's, 50 Sundays, 43 other days; Windberg Chapel, 12 Sundays; Keowee Chapel, 8 Sundays; other places, 7 Sundays; whole number of times, 120. Contributions, Communion Alms, $65; Missions, Diocesan, $10; Domestic, $12; Foreign, $8.05; other Church purposes, about $500.

St. James' Parish, James' Island.

The Rev. Stiles Mellichamp, Rector.

        Baptisms--Adults, 3 Colored; children, 2 white, 2 colored; total, 7. Marriages, 2 white. Burials, 5 white, 9 colored; total, 14. Communicants, present number, 17 white, 62 colored; total, 79. Congregation, Non-Communicants, 30 or 40 white, 60 or 70 colored; total, 110. Children under, 14, 25 white. Families, 12 white. Families belonging also to other congregations of P. E. Church, 1 white. Children catechised close of summer. Sunday Schools, Teachers, 5 white; Scholars, 13 white, 30 colored; total, 43. Public Worship, St. James, 48 Sundays, 2 other days, St. James, at the Forts; whole number of times, 124. Contributions, Communion Alms, $33.05; Missions, Diocesan, $45.48; Domestic, $25; Minister's salary, $300. Total, $393.53.

        REMARKS.--Our parochial condition differs not materially from that last reported. I would merely add, that we have met with a heavy loss in the death of the Hon. Winborn Lawton, who, although not a communicant, was one of the chief supporters of the Church.

St. Peter's Church, Charleston.

The Rev. W. O. Prentiss, Rector.

        Baptisms--Children, 4 white. Marriages, 1 colored. Burials, 6 white, 2 colored; total, 8. Communicants, admitted, 7 white. Withdrew,


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4 white. Died, 1 white. Present number, 156 white, 21 colored; total, 177. Congregation, Non-Communicants, unknown. Children under 14, unknown. Families, 76 white, colored, unknown.-- Sunday School Teachers, 15 white. Scholars, 67 white, 72 colored; total, 139. Public Worship, St. Peter's, 33 Sundays, 30 other days; whole number of times, 96. Contributions, Communion Alms, $381,40; Missions, Diocesan, $625.60; Domestic, $40; Foreign, $40. Total, $1,087.

        REMARKS,--On the 1st of November. 1860, I become Rector of this Parish. The above is the record of the services performed since that time.

Trinity Church, Society Hill.

The Rev. John Steinfort Kidney, Rector.

        Baptisms--Adults, 1 white; children, 1 white, 2 colored; total, 4. Burials, 2 white. Communicants, last reported, 20 white, 7 colored; total, 27. Died, 1 white. Present number, 19 white, 7 colored; total, 26. Congregation, Non-Communicants, 14 white, 2 colored; total, 16. Children under 14, 28 white. Families, 14 white, 6 colored; total, 20. Children catechised on Sundays, 14 white. Confirmed by the Bishop, 1 white, 4 colored; total, 5. Public Worship, Trinity Church, Society Hill, 48 Sundays, 34 other days; whole number of times, 125. Contributions, Communion Alms, $35.51; Missions, Diocesan, $17.75; Domestic, $17.25; Foreign, $32.25; other Church purposes, $134.55. Total, $237.31.

        REMARKS.--In addition to the above, some two thousand dollars have been expended in the erection of a Chancel to the Church, and in general repairs, painting and furnishing.

        I have also officiated several times and administered the communion at St. David's Church, Cheraw; also, once at Darlington C. H., and once at a point between Society Hill and Cheraw, where a Chapel is in process of erection; and propose to hold bi-monthly services at each of the two latter places.

Christ Church, Wilton.

The Rev. John H. Elliott, (Deacon,) Minister.

        Baptisms--1 white child. Communicants reported by last Rector, 37 white; reduced by removals to 25 white; colored communicants, 5; total, 30. Children catechised, 50 colored. Services held on 13 Sundays, 1 other day. Services for the colored congregation immediately after Morning Prayer. Contributions, Missions, Diocesan, $60; Foreign, $156; Diocesan Seminary, $75; Communion Alms, $7.50.

Holy Trinity, Grahamville.

The Rev. Arthur Wigfall, Rector.

The Rev. Jacob V. Welch, Missionary;

        Baptisms--Children, 2 white. Burials, 1 white. Communicants,


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Died, 1 white. Present number, 35 white. Congregation, Non-Communicants, 30 white. Children under 14, 45 white. Families, 20 white. Sunday School Teachers, 6 white. Scholars, 30 white, 25 colored; total, 55. Public Worship, 48 Sundays, 2 other days; whole number of times, 74. Contributions, Communion Alms, $72; Missions, Domestic, $75; Foreign, $350. Total, $497.

St. Luke's Parish, Grahamville.

The Rev. J. V. Welch, (Deacon,) Missionary.

        Baptisms--Adults, 4 colored; children, 7 colored; total, 11. Marriages, 1 white, 1 colored; total, 2. Burials, 2 white, 10 colored; total, 12. Communicants, last reported, 57 colored. Admitted, 4 colored. Died, 1 colored. Present number, 60 colored. Children catechised on Sundays and other days. Public Worship, Bethel, 33 Sundays, 1 other day; total, 34; St. John's, 21 Sundays; whole number of times, 138 Sundays, 111 other days; total, 249.

        REMARKS.--On Sundays at plantations of Messrs. Dupont and Hon. W. F. Colcock, 38 times; on other days, at the plantations, 110 times; at Mr. W. C. Howard, 21 Sundays; at Col. Joseph Glover's, 25 Sundays; on Sundays and other days, at the Chapels and plantations; whole number of times, 249.

        Col. Joseph Glover speaks of building a Chapel for the accommodation of his people on the plantation.

Trinity Church, Edgefield.

        The condition of this Parish remains the same as last reported.-- Four blacks were confirmed in 1860, and six infants, white, baptised. The Rev. B. E. Habersham resigned the charge of the Parish in March, 1861.

St. John's and St. Stephen's Churches, Fairfield District.

The Rev. J. Theodore Hutcheson, Rector.

        Baptisms--Adults, 1 white, 4 colored; children, 2 white, 6 colored; total, 13. Marriages, 2 white. Burials, 5 white. Communicants, last reported, 33 white, 10 colored; total, 43. Admitted, 10 white, 5 colored; total, 15. Removed, 2 white. Died, 1 white. Present number, 40 white, 15 colored; total, 55. Congregation, Non Communicants, number uncertain. Children under 14, 38 white, colored, unknown. Families, 21 white, colored, unknown. Confirmations, 14 white, 5 colored; total, 20. Sunday School Teachers, 5 white-- Scholars, 21 white. Contributions, Communion Alms, $69.85; Advancement Society, $60; other Church purposes, $175. Total, $304.85.

        REMARKS.--The Bishop made a visitation to the Parishes of St. John's and St. Stephen's last September, when he confirmed twenty persons, and preached on other occasions.


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St. Philip's Church, Bradford Springs.

The Rev. E. Jones, Rector.

        Baptisms--Adults, 1 white, 15 colored; children, 5 white, 10 colored; total, 31. Communicants, last reported, 14 white. Admitted, 3 white. Removed, 3 white. Present number, 14 white. Families, 10 white. Children catechised in Church, 6 times; colored children upon plantations, 30 times. Public Worship, St. Philip's, 25 Sundays; whole number of times, 25. Contributions, Communion Alms, $46; Missions, Domestic, $17.75; Diocesan, $25; Foreign, $20.-- Total, $108.75.

        REMARKS.--In addition to my services in the Parish Church, I have preached twice each month upon a plantation in the neighborhood.

Trinity Church, Abbeville.

The Rev. B. Johnson, Rector.

        Baptisms--Adults, 3 white; children, 10 white, 9 colored; total, 22. Funerals, 4 white Communion, 13 times Confirmed by Bishop, 15 white, 2 colored; total, 17. Present number of communicants, 56 white, 17 colored; total, 73. Families, 30 white. Children under 14, 56. Sunday Schools, Scholars, about 25 white, about 75 colored; total, 100. Teachers, 7. Books of instruction, Church Catechism, Bishop Burgess' Catechism on the same, Catechism on the Creed, Catechism by a Southern Presbyter, Calvary Catechism for little ones, &c. Divine service, always with preaching--in Abbeville, 137 times; Anderson, 22; elsewhere, 5; total, 164. Collections for past year, Alms, $108.50; Advancement Society appeal, $25; contributed for Minister's salary, $550; Organ, $100; Bell, $250; Furniture, $150; Font, $75; Lamps, $55; installments on Church Building, $4,000. Total, $5.323.50.

        REMARKS.--Since our last report, Bishop Davis has consecrated our new Church to the service of God. Since that time the congregation has fully doubled. Many valuable accessions have been made to our membership. A blessed and happy change for the better has passed over us as a Christian people, and this congregation is now in full working order, to become, we humbly trust, under God, the Spirit's blessing, an instrument of grace and righteousness to this community. With hearts full of gratitude, we encourage ourselves in the truth and mercy of God, and gird ourselves anew for his work and service.-- May the blessing of the presence of that Saviour be ours--"without whom we can do nothing."

        Services have been held regularly for the colored people, and large and attentive congregations have always greeted us. For want of accommodations, little or nothing has hitherto been done for this class, but now that we have a spacious gallery for their accommodation, it is generally filled, and we hope for good results in the future.

        St. Stephen's Church, Willington, has been erected during the year, and at the date of the writing of this report, has been consecrated to God. This is an important step, and reflects credit upon the zeal and energy of that indefatigable layman, Octavius Porcher, Esq.


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        Anderson has also been visited during the year, as my health and work here, would permit. Grace Church was consecrated on 6th of November, and this zealous little flock have at last realized their long deferred hope of having a Church of their own. But a preacher is sadly wanted. My work in Abbeville does not admit of suspension or interruption, and they should have at least two Sundays in the month, to ensure their prosperity. For a young Missionary, there is no field in the State that promises larger results than this. An ample support is ready for such an one. May God soon raise up an earnest laborer and send him to this interesting field.

Church of the Messiah, North Santee.

The Rev. Thos. J. Girardeau, Rector.

        Baptisms--Adults, 1 colored; children, 1 white, 32 colored; total, 34. Burials, 4 colored. Communicants, last reported, 23 white, about 200 colored. Admitted, 3 white. Present number, 37 white, 200 colored. Congregation, Non-Communicants, about 30 white, colored, unknown. Children under 14, 58 white, colored, unknown. Families, 23 white. Confirmed by the Bishop, 2 white. Public Worship, Church of the Messiah, 27 Sundays, 2 other days; total, 29; South Island Chapel, 4 Sundays, 1 other day; total, 5; Missionary Chapel, 57 times; whole number of times, 91. Contributions, Advancement Society, $15; Missions, Domestic, $25; Foreign, $25; Bible Society, $10. Total, $75.

        REMARKS.--From June until the middle of October, I officiated at St. Paul's Church, Charleston, during the absence of the Rector. No ministerial act, I there performed, is embraced in the above report.

St. Thaddæus Church, Aiken.

The Rev, John H. Cornish, Rector.

        Baptisms--Adults, 5 white, 1 colored; infants, 6 white, 22 colored; total, 34. Confirmed by the Bishop, 7 white. Marriages, 1 white, 1 colored; total, 2. Burials, 12 white, 8 colored; total, 20. Public Worship, St. Thaddæus' Church, 53 Sundays, 68 other days; total, 121; whole number of times, 173. Holy Communion administered, public, 18; private, 3; total, 21 times. Communicants, Admitted, 16 white. Died, 3 white. Removed, 7 white, 3 colored; total, 13. Present number, 61 white, 1 colored; total, 62. Last reported, 55 white, 4 colored; total, 59. Catechisings public before the congregation, 8 times; also at the close of the Sunday School generally. Contributions, Advancement Society, $47.58; Missions, Domestic, general, $41; Foreign, general, $11; Nashotah, $5; other Church purposes, $84.55; Communion Alms, $121.38. Total, $310.31. Families, 34 white, 1 colored; total, 35.


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Report of the Rev. C. Bruce Walker.

        Baptisms--Children, 3 white, 8 colored; total, 11. Marriages, 1 white, 2 colored; total, 3. Burials, 2 white. 1 colored; total, 3.-- Public Worship, 18 Sundays, 2 other days; whole number of times, 29.

        REMARKS.--Having only on the 16th of June, entered upon my duties as Rector of Zion Church, Richland District, I have as yet been unable to collect any statistics of that parish. The Lay Delegates were expected to furnish them. But they have not appeared at Convention.

        The above is a report of services performed in different parishes, chiefly in those of Trinity and Christ Church, Columbia.

Church of the Advent, Spartanburg.

The Rev. J. D. McCollough, Rector.

        Marriages, 1 colored. Communicants, last reported, 25 white, 1 colored; total, 26. Removed, 2 white. Died, 1 white. Present number, 22 white, 1 colored; total, 23. Non-Communicants, 2 white, 2 colored; total, 4. Children under 14, 22 white, 4 colored; total, 26. Families, 10 white. Children catechised on 6 days. Sunday School Teachers, 6 white. Scholars, 23 white. Subjects of instruction, Bible, Catechism, Hymns, &c. Public Worship, Church of Advent, 26 Sundays, 2 other days; whole number of times, 54. Holy Communion administered in public, 12 times, and once in private to a sick member. I have also, during the Conventional year, officiated 8 times, in neighboring Parishes, and 10 times in the Western States, during a journey to Texas. Contributions, Communion Alms, $118.03; Missions, $6.10; other purposes, $119.68. Total, including support of Rector, $244.71. Besides liberal subscriptions are being met for the completion of the Church building. Sunday School offerings for Missions, $11.16.

Church of the Holy Communion, Cannonsboro'.

The Rev. A. Toomer Porter, Rector.

        Baptisms--Children, 36 white, 8 colored; total, 44. Marriages, 8 white, 3 colored; total, 11. Burials, 15 white, 2 colored; total, 17. Communicants, last reported, 129 white, 31 colored; total, 150. Admitted, 17 white. Removed, 15 white. Died, 7 white, 2 colored; total, 9. Suspended, 3 white. Present number, 124 white, 29 colored; total, 153. Congregation, Non-Communicants, 65 white. Children under 14, 90 white. Families, 68 white. Children catechised on Sundays. Confirmed by the Bishop, 15 white. Sunday School Teachers, 14 white. Scholars, 250 white. Subjects of instruction, Catechism and Scriptures. Public Worship, 91 times; read service, 46 times; whole number of times, 137. Contributions. Communion Alms, $472.90; Missions, Diocesan, $200; Domestic, $80; Church debt and interest, $1,787.50; Parochial Schools and Poor, $1.096,58; other Church purposes, $1,920; other sources, $251. Total, $5.807.98.

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Bryan, by death, who was not only a loss to us, but to the whole Church. We have a flourishing Industrial School, which amply supports many of the poor, by their work.

        A great many poor occupy much of my time and attention not included in this report, as I cannot say they strictly belong to this Parish.

Calvary Church, Glenn Springs.

The Rev. Clement F. Jones, D.D., Rector.

        Baptisms--Children, 2 white. Burials, 1 white. Communicants, Admitted, 7 white. Removed, 2 white. Withdrew 1 white. Present number, 15 white. Families, 9 white. Children catechised, 12 white. Confirmed by the Bishop, 8 white. Sunday School Teachers, 3 white. Scholars, 16 white. Subjects of instruction, Packard's Questions on the four Gospels, Catechism for Beginners, Church Catechism. Public Worship, 55 times. Contributions, Communion Alms, $29.11.

Church of the Redeemer, Orangeburg C. H.

The Rev. Paul Trapier, Missionary.

        Baptisms--Children, 7 white, 1 colored; total, 8. Marriages, 1 white. Burials, 1 white. Communicants, last reported, 25 white.-- Admitted, 2 white. Removed, 2 white. Withdrew, 1 white. Suspended, 2 white. Present number, 23 white. Congregation, Non-Communicants, 18 white. Children under 14, 23 white. Families, 14 white. Children catechised on 13 days, about 30 white. Sunday School Teachers, 5 white. Scholars, 33 white. Subjects of instruction, Church Catechism and other Catechisms, Collects and Gospels, Hymns and Sundry, parts of the Prayer Book. Public Worship, Church of the Redeemer, 56 Sundays, 3 other days; whole number of times, 94. The Holy Communion has been administered 13 times in the Church, and 4 times in private to a sick person. Contributions, Communion Alms, $90.52; Missions, Diocesan, $40; other Church purposes, $390. Total, $520.52.

        REMARKS.--A communion set of silver, costing $140, has been bought, towards which $20 were from sources outside of the Parish.

        We have added to our Church building a room for Sunday School uses, and enlarged our chancel windows, without aid from beyond the Parish.

        We have nearly finished a belfry, and have now on hands $300, to pay for it and for a bell which is now casting in Columbia, to cost $250. Of the $300 in hand, $30 are from friends elsewhere. Some of the lumber for the belfry is also a gift.

        Since Advent Sunday last, the Rev. Dr. Taylor has been too ill to officiate more than four times with assistance, and has now resigned from his office of assistant.

        We grieviously need a resident Presbyter as Pastor of the Church.


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Christ Church, Charleston.

The Rev. J. Merceir Green, Rector.

        Baptisms--Children, 6 white, 3 colored; total, 9. Burials, 11 white, 2 colored; total, 13. Communicants, last reported, 18 white. Admitted, 7 white. Removed, 3 white. Present number, 22 white.-- Congregation, fluctuating. Confirmed by the Bishop, 5 white. Sunday School Teachers, 5 white. Scholars. 37. white. Subjects of instruction, same as last reported. Public Worship, Christ Church, 57 Sundays, 4 other days; whole number of times, about 118. Contributions, Communion Alms, $52.68; Parochial Schools, $116; other Church purposes, $62.62; other sources, $61.19. Total, $292.49.

        REMARKS.--In addition to the $303 last reported as collected in behalf of our Industrial School building, we have this year received $116 which with $52.50 advanced by two members of the Vestry, and a bill for lumber of $67.32, which makes the expenses already incurred $538.82; Of the amount advanced, $26.25 has been returned, leaving a balance of $92.75 to be paid[.] With this amount we expected to have completed the building, but both the contractor and the security having failed to fulfil their obligations, and being unwilling to press the matter we will be subjected to a temporary disarrangement until a sufficient amount can be collected to enable us to recover the loss thus occasioned.

St. Jude's Church, Walterboro'.

The Rev. E. E. Bellinger, Rector.

        Baptisms--Adults, 3 colored; children, 13 white, 3 colored; total, 19. Marriages, 2 white, 4 colored; total, 8. Burials, 12 white, 12 colored; total, 24. Communicants, last reported, 58 white, 25 colored; total, 83. Admitted, 5 white. Removed, 6 white. Withdrew, 1 white. Died, 3 white. Present number, 53 white, 25 colored; total, 78. Congregation, Non-Communicants, 56 white, colored, unknown. Children under 14, 73 white, colored, unknown. Families, 40 white, colored, unknown. Families belonging also to other congregations of the P. E. Church, 5 white. Children catechised on 12 days. Sunday School Teachers, 13 white. Scholars, 79 white. Subjects of instruction, Church Catechism, Help to Gospels, Help to Acts, Watt's 1st and 2d Catechism, New Testament, Union Hymns, Hymns in Prayer Book, and Catechism for beginners, (E. K. S.) Public Worship, St. Jude's Church, for whites, 54 Sundays, 61 other days; total, 166; for colored, 1 Sunday, 20 other days; total, 21; whole number of times, 187. Contribution, Communion Alms, $135; Missions, Diocesan, $76; Domestic, $20; Foreign, $20; other Church purposes, $142. Total, $393.

        REMARKS.--Of the five families reported as "belonging also to other congregations of Prot. Epis. Church," 2 belong to St. Edmondsberry Chapel, Ashepoo, 2 to Church of Ascension, Combahee, and 1 to Grace Church, Charleston. The number of Teachers and Scholars in the Sunday School includes all who attend during the time embraced in the report. The greatest number present at any one time was, 7


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Teachers and 59 Scholars. The average number was about 6 Teachers and 50 Scholars in summer, and 3 Teachers and 14 Scholars in winter. In addition to the services already reported I have preached in Christ Church, Charleston, once, St. Peter's Charleston, once, St. Luke's Charleston, twice, College Hall, Columbia, once, Christ Church, Columbia, once, Church of Ascension, Combahee, once, all at the request of the respective Rectors. At the request of Mrs. Tracy of Ashepoo, I had service and preached to the negroes on her plantation once. I also preached in the Baptist Church, Walterboro', once, at Lonely Dan (Meth.) Church, once, and at Salem Church, (Meth.) once. I assisted at 42 Union Prayer Meetings. Since the meeting of the last Convention, I have officiated on 57 Sundays and 121 other days, 241 times; preaching 218 times. Of these services 22 were for colored people exclusively.

Christ Church, Mar's Bluff.

The Rev. Augustus Moore, Rector,

        Baptisms--Children, 2 white. Marriages, 2 white. Burials, 1 white. Communicants, last reported, 10 white, 11 colored. Present number, 10 white, 11 colored; total, 21. Public Worship, Christ Church, for white congregation, 52 Sundays, 3 other days; for colored, 37 Sundays; whole number of times, 92. Contributions, Communion Alms, $17.85.

Church of the Good Shepherd, Yorkville.

The Rev. James Stoney, Rector.

        Baptisms--Children, 1 white. Communicants, present number, 17 white. Congregation, Families, 8 white. Contributions, Communion Alms, $8; Missions, Diocesan, $25; other Church purposes, $100. Total, $133.

        REMARKS.--Report is from 1st April, 1861, to June 16th, 1861.

St. Mark's Church, Chester.

The Rev. A. F. Olmsted, Rector.

        Baptisms--Adults, 1 white; Children, 6 white; total, 7. Communicants, last reported, 5 white. Admitted, 6 white. Present number, 11 white. Congregation, Families, 7 white. Confirmed by the Bishop, 6 white. Public Worship, St. Mark's, 38 Sundays, 3 other days; whole number of times, 41. Contributions, Communion Alms, $36.25.

        REMARKS.--Besides the above, I officiated on 12 Sundays at Yorkville, where my ministrations ceased at the close of 1860, the Rev. Mr. Stoney then taking charge.

St. Luke's Church, Charleston.

The Rev. Christopher P. Gadsden, Rector.

        Baptisms--Children, 8 white, 12 colored; total, 20. Marriages, 2


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white, 4 colored; total, 6. Burials, 5 white, 3 colored; total, 8.-- Communicants, last reported, 108 White, 36 colored; total, 144. Admitted, 2 white, 1 colored. Removed, 17 white, 3 colored. Present number, 109 white, 37 colored; total, 146. Congregation, Non-Communicants, 50 white. Families, 65 white, 18 colored; total, 83.-- Children catechised on 30 days, 90 white, 35 colored; total, 125. Sunday School Teachers, 13 white. Scholars, 90 white, 35 colored; total, 125. Subjects of instruction, Church Catechism, Collects, Union Bible Questions, Hymns, Watt's Catechism and Watt's Hymns. Public Worship, St. Luke's Temporary Building, 55 Sundays, 60 other days; whole number of times, 153. Contributions, Communion Alms, $427.26; Missions, Diocesan, $15; Foreign, $103.25; other Church purposes, $10. Total, $555.51.

        REMARKS.--I have not reported, among the contributions, any subscriptions to the Church edifice now erecting. Some of these have passed through my hands, but I have not supposed it proper to report them as a part of regular parochial offerings.

        Our new Church is not yet ready for occupation. The work has been delayed by the unfavorable condition of public affairs, and the difficulty of raising money at such a crisis. We hope, however, in a few months to have it ready for consecration, if God shall prosper us. In addition to the services reported, I have a special prayer meeting for the colored members every Monday evening, and have conducted, during a portion of the year, a Bible class for young ladies.

Church of the Holy Comforter, Sumter.

The Rev. Ezra Jones, Rector.

        Baptisms--Children, 4 white, 1 colored; total, 5. Communicants, last reported, 23 white. Admitted, 5 white. Present number, 28 white. Congregation, children under 14, 15 white. Families, 18 white. Confirmed by the Bishop, 5 white. Sunday School Teachers, 2 white. Scholars, 10 white, 12 colored; total, 22. Public Worship, 25 Sundays, 10 other days; whole number of times, 60. Contributions, Communion Alms, $51.27; Missions, Diocesan, $20; Domestic, $11; other Church purposes, $1,250. Total, $1,332.27.

        REMARKS.--By the generosity of one member of the Church a comfortable parsonage has been procured.

        The Church is making steady, though not rapid progress.

St. John's Church, Richland District.

The Rev. Wm. H. Hanckel, Rector.

        Baptisms--Adults, 1 colored; children, 5 white, 33 colored; total, 39. Marriages, 1 white, 1 colored; total, 2. Communicants, last reported, 13 white, 1 colored; total, 14. Removed, 2 white. Present number, 19 white, 1 colored; total, 20. Congregation, Non-Communicants, 20 white. Children under 14, 33 white. Families, 15 white. Families belonging also to other congregations of P. E. Church, 2 white. Sunday School Teachers, 5 white. Scholars, 19 white. Subjects


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of instruction, Church Catechism, Catechisms No. 1 and 2 of E. S., Bible Lessons, &c. Public Worship, St. John's, 51 Sundays, 5 other days; whole number of times, 75. Zion Church, 20 Sundays; whole number of times, 25; total, 100. Contributions, Communion Alms, $78.23; Missions, Diocesan, $29.50; other Church purposes, $150. Total, $257.73.

        REMARKS.--In the above report, I have included 33 baptisms and 25 services at Zion Church. These services were rendered after my official connection ceased in July, 1860.

Christ Church, Columbia.

The Rev. J. Maxwell Pringle, Rector.

        Baptisms--Adults, 1 colored; children, 13 white, 1 colored. Marriages, 1 white, 2 colored. Burials, 3 white. Communicants, last reported, 47 white, 10 colored. Admitted, 9 white, 2 colored. Removed, 2 white. Died, 1 white. Present number, 54 white, 12 colored.-- Families, 35. Sunday School Teachers, 10. Scholars, 41. Collections, Communion Alms, $121.83; for Rev. Mr. Wallace's Library, $47.13; African Mission, $70; Sunday School offerings for China, $51.40; collection for Bishop Gregg, $25; subscription for Theological Seminary, $100; Fast Day collection, June 13th, $75. Total, $489.96.

        REMARKS.--The Rector has suffered during the past year in his health, and from the middle of November until January, (1860-'61,) was obliged to seek rest. His duties were often performed for him during that time, and subsequently by the kindness of his brethren, and particularly by the Rev. C. B. Walker, to whom he thus desires to make public acknowledgment.

        It will be seen that our Church has been favored with many evidences of outward prosperity, and we trust that our frequent and (making allowance for our debts still unpaid) our liberal endeavors to contribute to the general work of the Church, afford a gratifying proof of spiritual life and energy, for which we would give humble and hearty thanks to our Heavenly Father.

Church of the Nativity, Unionville.

The Rev. J. D. McCollough, Rector.

        Baptisms--Children, 1 white. Marriages, 1 white. Burials, 4 white. Communicants, last reported, 9 white. Admitted, 1 white. Removed, 1 white. Present number, 9 white. Congregations, Non-Communicants, 4 white. Children under 14, 21 white, 3 colored; total, 24. Families, 6 white. Confirmed by the Bishop, 1 white. Sunday School Teachers, 3 white. Scholars, 14 white. Subjects of instruction, Church Catechism, Collects, Hymns &c. Public Worship, Church of Nativity, 23 Sundays, 41 other days; whole number of times, 87. Holy Communion administered 11 times. Contributions, Communion Alms, $48.42; Missions, Diocesan, $12.60; Domestic, $8.45; other Church purposes, including support of Rector, $295.-- Total, $364.47.


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St. Peter's Parish, Robertsville.

The Rev. Richard Johnson, Rector and Missionary.

        White families, 8. Communicants, 7. White adults, 27; colored adults, 2. Children under 14, 23. Baptism, white infant, 1. Burial, white adult, 1. Alms, $32.

        REMARKS.--This lately revived parish is doing quite as well as can be expected under existing circumstances. The congregation, with some assistance from abroad, has succeeded in finishing a neat and comfortable little Church, in which from 25 to 50 persons worship twice every Sunday. Mr. Edward Evans of Darlington, has presented them with a beautiful lectern of walnut wood, and Mr. W. T. Robert of this parish, with two equally beautiful chancel chairs of the same material.

        This parish sustained a very great loss in July last, by the death of Mrs. Maria Martin, widow of the late Hon. Wm. D. Martin. This superior lady was truly a "a mother in Israel." Long will she be remembered by her many friends in and out of the Church, as a Christian woman of rare excellence and deep piety.

Report of Rev. J. Barnwell Campbell.

        I have baptised one colored and one white child; read "Morning Prayer." 26 times, the Ante-Communion 14 times, and part of the Morning Prayer twice. I have read and performed the Communion service once, and moreover assisted in the same five times. I have preached 46 times, performed the funeral service over one white child, and married one white and one colored couple. To the above must be added religious worship, held seven times on plantations for the negroes, the preaching to whom is included in the above report.

        At the request of the Rev. Dr. Hanckel I have undertaken to keep St. Paul's open from the second Sunday in June, and during his absence until November next.

Report of Rev. Charles E. Leverett.

        During the previous summer, having no parochial engagement, I visited my winter residence, in Prince William's Parish, about every other Sunday, to hold service for the servants there. Throughout the winter, and up to May 24, (1861,) I have regularly ministered to the same class, and at the same place. In this connection, I have to report three burials. Since November, I have, at the request of Mr. A. H. Seabrook, once a fortnight, held service at St. Stephen's Chapel, Beaufort Island, for the negroes of this place, and some from the neighboring plantations. Four white families have also attended, with, very generally, some members of my own household. The congregations have numbered on an average, probably about eighty, and have, on the whole, exhibited a gratifying attention. I have, to the extent practicable, used the service, as the wisdom of the framers of it appointed; and not abbreviated it, simply for a change, or because I thought such was required, or would be an improvement. One


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woman has received baptism, and there are several candidates for the rite. My time, as the temporary Missionary, expired the last Sunday, the duty having been undertaken simply as stated, at Mr. Seabrook's request, and to continue only till his removal for the summer,

        I have no other official services to name, except one Sunday's duty at Ashepoo, for Rev. S. Elliott.

Christ Church Parish.

The Rev. J. R. Fell, late Rector.

        Baptisms--Adults, 1 colored; children, 4 white, 8 colored; total, 13. Marriages, 3 white, 2 colored; total, 5. Burials, 6 white, 1 colored; total, 7. Public Worship, Parish Church, 9 Sundays, 1 other day; total, 10; St. Andrew's Chapel, 43 Sundays, 3 other days; total, 46; Plantation services, week-days, 3. Contributions, Advancement Society, $35.42; Domestic Missions, $28.76, of which $8.51 was from the Sunday School; Foreign Missions, $26.93; other Church purposes, $13.94. Total, $105.05.

        REMARKS.--In consequence of continued feeble health, I resigned the charge of this Parish in July, from which time I remained inactive until January last, when by request, I began to officiate at the Parish Church, (the Chapel at Mount Pleasant being in the enjoyment of ministerial services.) The following official acts and services have been performed by me:

        Baptisms--Adults, 2 white, 2 colored; children, 4 colored; total, 8. Marriages, 3 white, 1 colored; total, 4. Burials, 4 white, 4 colored; total, 8. Public Worship, Parish Church, 20 Sundays; Plantation services, 1 Sunday, 2 other days; total, 3. Contributions, for Seminary at Camden, $10.

        Although at the present season there is no white Congregation at the Church, I continue my attendance every other Sunday, for the benefit of the negroes, besides visiting in the intervals certain plantations. The services seem to be much appreciated, and I trust will enlighten and improve these useful toilers in our fields,

Report of Rev. J. Hamilton Quinby.

        I returned in February, and have preached for several of the brethren in Charleston, and other Parishes of the Diocese, two or three times, on every Lord's day. On several occasions I have had the full services of the day; in addition, and assisted in the administration of the Communion, and many week-day services; lecturing sometimes. I also married one white couple in Charleston, not connected with any congregation there.

        In April I visited this (All-Saint's) Parish, but my official acts here, must be incorporated in the Rector's report. The Rev. Mr. Glennie being compelled to be absent for the summer, I have cheerfully consented to supply his place until his return.


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Mission of St. Stephen's Chapel, Charleston.

The Rev. Henry L. Phillips, Minister.

        Baptisms--Adults, 2 white; children, 21 white, 3 colored; total, 26. Marriages, 3 white, 2 colored; total, 5. Burials, adults, 2 white; children, 5 white; total, 7. Communicants, present number, about 85. Admitted, 5 white. Removed, 12 white, 3 colored; total, 15. Died, 2 white, Suspended, 1 white. Families attached to this congregation, 54; separate individual members not reckoned in families; 32. Children catechised twice every month. Confirmed by the Bishop, 5 white. Sunday School Teachers, 7. Scholars, 50. Subjects of instruction, Bible Prayer Book, Beaven's Catechism, &c.-- Public Worship in St. Stephen's, twice every Sunday; on every Wednesday afternoon throughout the year; every Friday morning, also during Lent; on all the Festivals and Fasts of the Church; twice on Good Friday, and every morning of Passion Week. Contributions, Communion Alms, $122.96; for other benevolent purposes, for poor, $228,50; for Sunday School, shoes for children, $60.50, for term of 1861; for back debt, $41; two separate receipts of two separate amounts from anniversary collection for Sunday School books for children, $8.79 and $9.42; total, $18.21.

        REMARKS.--Those statistics regarding numbers in the communion of and of those attending this Church, must not be considered as perfectly exact. They can never be made so on account of the fluctuating character of the congregation.

St. John's Chapel, Hampstead.

The Rev. Alex. W. Marshall, D.D., Minister.

        Baptisms--Adults, 3 white, 3 colored; children, 30 white, 37 colored; total, 73. Marriages, 6 white, 9 colored; total, 15. Burials, 37 white, 33 colored; total, 70. Communicants, last reported, 134. Admitted, 13 white, 6 colored; total, 19. Removed, 10 white, 1 colored; total, 11. Died, 2 white, 1 colored; total, 3. Suspended, 1 white, 1 colored; total, 2. Present number, 83 white, 54 colored; total, 137. Congregation, Non-Communicants, uncertain. Families belonging also to other congregations of P. E. Church, 1 white. Children catechised on 12 days. Confirmed by the Bishop, 8 white, 9 colored; total, 17. Sunday School Teachers, 9 white. Scholars, 150 white, 25 colored; total, 130. Subjects of instruction, Books of our General Sunday School Union have been used in our School. Public Worship, St. John's Chapel, Hampstead, 55 Sundays, 74 other days; total, 193; Alms House, 52 other days; whole number of times, 245. Contributions, Communion Alms, $168.43; other Church purposes $100, for Organist.

        REMARKS.--Divine service has been held twice on every Sunday, Christmas, Good Friday, and Ash Wednesday. Once on every Monday, the Circumcision, Epiphany, Wednesdays and Fridays in Lent, each day in Passion Week, Monday and Tuesday in Easter Week, and on the Thanksgiving Day. The Lord's Supper has


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been administered on the third Sunday of every month, and the other Festivals. The children of the congregation have been catechised on the second Sunday of every month. Catechetical instruction has been given at the Chapel to colored adults and children one evening in every week. Divine service has been held, and a sermon preached once every week at the City Alms House.

Calvary Church, Charleston, (colored.)

The Rev. Lucien C. Lance, Missionary.

        There have been 104 services on 57 Sundays. During the greater part of the year services have been held on Wednesday evenings, and on Friday evenings instruction has been given to a class of adults. Number of Communicants, 7 white, 56 colored. Baptisms--Children, 2 white, 7 colored. Burials, 3 white, 6 colored. Sunday School Teachers, 13. Sunday School Scholars, 6 white, 69 colored. Number of new scholars admitted, 147. Communion administered 22 times. Missions, $55.62; Communion Alms, $62.15; general purposes, $3.81.


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ABSTRACT OF PAROCHIAL REPORTS.

For the period from May 16th, 1860, to June 19th, 1861.

        
  White. Colored. Total.
Baptisms--Adults. . . . . 28 114 142
" Children. . . . . 363 828 1191
Grand Total. . . . . 391 942 1333
Marriages. . . . . 88 74 162
Burials. . . . . 261 141 402
Congregation--Communicants. . . . . 2979 2973 5952
" Non-Communicants. . . . . 1370 151 1521
" Children under 14. . . . . 1831 140 1971
" Families. . . . . 1692 60 1752
Families belonging to other Congregations      
of the P. E. Church. . . . . 82 -- 82
Children catechized. . . . . 432 918 1350
Confirmed by the Bishop. . . . . 113 153 266
Sunday Schools--Number of Teachers. . . . . 221 3 224
" " " Scholars. . . . . 1390 705 2095
Total amount collected, sundry Church      
purposes, as reported . . . . . . . . . . $35,704 51


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CONSTITUTION
OF THE
PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH,
IN THE
DIOCESE OF SOUTH-CAROLINA.

ARTICLE I.

Of acceding to the Constitution and Canons of the General Convention.

        The Protestant Episcopal Church in South-Carolina accedes to, recognizes and adopts the general Constitution and Canons of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, and acknowledges their authority accordingly.

ARTICLE II.

Of Stated Meetings.

        A stated Convention shall be held annually in Charleston, on the second Wednesday in February, or at such time, and in such place, as shall have been determined upon by the preceding Convention.

ARTICLE III.

Of Members of Convention.

        SECTION 1.--The Convention shall be composed of Clergymen and Laymen.

        SECTION 2.--The Bishop, the Assistant Bishop, when there is one, and the Minister, or ministers of every Episcopal Church in union with this Convention, shall always be, ex-officio, a member or members of this Convention, with a right to vote on all matters requiring the suffrages thereof: Provided, that no Clergyman shall be entitled to vote in Convention, unless he has been actually, as well as canonically resident within the Diocese, for the space of twelve calendar months next before the meeting of the Convention, and has, for the same period, been employed in performing the duties of his station: Provided, also, that no Clergyman, otherwise entitled to a seat and vote in Convention, shall, by reason of advanced years, or infirm health, or temporary absence, be divested of such privilege.

        SECTION 3.--Every other Clergyman of the Church being a Missionary, officiating under the sanction of the Ecclesiastical authority of the Diocese, or a Chaplain in any benevolent or other public institution, shall be entitled to all the privileges of a member of this Convention, with the exception of the right to vote on matters involving the temporal concerns of the Churches. The provisions of the second section of this Article shall also apply to the preceding part of this section. Every other Clergyman, being an instructor of youth in any seminary of learning, constituted by Civil or Ecclesiastical authority, in this Diocese, or a Chaplain in the Army or Navy of the United States, or being prevented by age and infirmity from exercising his clerical functions, shall be entitled to all the prvileges of a member of this Convention, with the exception of the right to vote.


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        SECTION 4.--Lay-Delegates not exceeding four (4) in number, shall be elected by the respective Episcopal Churches, in union with this Convention, from among the members of those Churches respectively to represent them in Convention; the Delegates to be elected in such manner and time, as each Church shall deem proper, to serve for one stated Convention. They shall, before they are permitted to take their seats in Convention, produce written testimonials of their election. For special Conventions, special elections shall be held.

        SECTION 5.--No member shall hereafter represent two distinct Churches, or shall, in any case, have more than one vote.

        SECTION 6.--A Lay-Member having taken his seat in the Convention as a Delegate from any Church, shall not (without the unanimous consent of the Convention,) be permitted to relinquish his seat, and take a seat as the Delegate of another Church.

ARTICLE IV.

Of a Quorum.

        Ten (10) Members of the Clerical Order, and Lay-Representatives of ten (10) Churches, shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business generally; but any number of either Order, that shall assemble, may adjourn from day to day, until a quorum is formed.

ARTICLE V.

Of the President.

        The Bishop of the Diocese shall be, ex-officio, President of the Convention. But in case of his absence, or a vacancy in the Episcopate, the President of the Standing Committee shall be the President of the Convention; and if he be not present, a presiding officer shall be elected from among the attending Presbyters[.]

ARTICLE VI.

Of the Secretary.

        A Secretary, who shall also be, ex officio, Treasurer, shall be annually chosen, (and continue in office until a successor be appointed,) who shall keep a true and correct Journal of the proceedings of the Convention, attest its public acts, preserve its records, and give notice to each Minister and Vestry of the time and place appointed for any stated or special meetings of the Convention; and this notice shall be given at least six weeks before the meeting of such Convention. He shall also keep regular accounts of all money transactions, to be annually laid before the Convention, and shall faithfully deliver into the hands of his successor, all books and papers, relative and belonging to the Convention, which may be in his charge.

ARTICLE VII.

Of the Standing Committee.

        SECTION 1.--A Standing Committee, consisting of five Presbyters of the Diocese, and five Laymen, taken indiscriminately from among the actual communicants of the Church in the Diocese, shall be elected by ballot at every regular meeting of the Convention, for the purposes expressed in the Constitutions and Canons of the General and Diocesan Conventions, who shall continue in office until another Committee be appointed.

        SECTION 2.--At their first meeting after their appointment, they shall choose one of the Presbyters of their body to be their President, and another of their body to be their Secretary, whose duty it shall be to keep regular minutes of all the proceedings and business of the Committee, to preserve them carefully recorded in a book provided for that purpose alone; to preserve the originals of all letters and papers addressed to the Standing Committee, to attest their public acts, to perform such other duties as they may require, and faithfully to deliver into the hands of his successor, all books and papers relative to the concerns of the Standing Committee, which may have been entrusted to him.

        SECTION 3.--They shall present to each annual Sonvention, an abstract of the minutes of their proceedings since the former Convention.


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        SECTION 4.--Vacancies in this Committee, caused by death, resignation, or otherwise shall be supplied by the suffrages of the remaining members, a majority of the whole Committee being necessary to constitute a choice.

ARTICLE VIII.

Of Special Meetings.

        SECTION 1.--The Bishop, or in case of a vacancy in the Episcopate, the Standing Committee shall have power to call a special meeting of the Convention; and such meeting shall be held where the authority calling it shall determine; and at such special meeting no other business shall be transacted, than that stated in the notice calling the Convention.

        SECTION 2.--No special meeting of the Convention shall be called for the election of a Bishop or Assistant Bishop.

ARTICLE IX.

Of Voting in Convention.

        On all questions, unless otherwise provided by the Constitution, the members shall deliberate and vote as one body; but any two Clergymen, or the Delegation from any two Churches, may call for a separate vote of each Order, when the Clergy shall vote individually, and the Lay-Delegates by Churches, (a majority of each Delegation having one vote,) and a majority in both Orders shall, in each case, be necessary to a decision.

ARTICLE X.

Of the Election of a Bishop or Assistant Bishop.

        In the election of a Bishop, or Assistant Bishop of this Diocese, a majority of each Order shall determine a choice: Provided, That two-thirds (2-3ds) of all the Clergy entitled to a vote, and two-thirds (2-3ds) of the Churches entitled to representation, be present; otherwise, two-thirds (2-3ds) of the votes of each Order present shall be necessary to determine a choice.

ARTICLE XI.

Of the Trial of a Clergyman.

        A Clergyman shall be subject to a trial for offences enumerated in the Canon of the General Convention "of offences for which Ministers shall be tried and punished," and in the Canons of this Convention. The trial shall be conducted according to the mode provided for by the Canons of this Convention.

ARTICLE XII.

Of the Admission of Churches or Parishes into the Convention.

        Whenever a Church or Parish, not now entitled to a representation, shall be desirous of uniting with the Convention of the Church in this Diocese, they shall apply by letter to the Bishop, or when there is no Bishop, or he be absent, to the Standing Committee, stating the due organization of their Church, the election of their Vestrymen and Church Wardens, their means or prospects for the support of a Minister, and their willingness to conform to the Constitution and Canons of the General Convention, and the Constitution and Canons of the Convention of this Diocese, which are now or hereafter may be enacted by the authority of the same. And at the Convention next succeeding the receipt of such application, the Bishop or Standing Committee shall communicate the same to the Convention for their decision thereon. Should the Convention make a favorable decision, the said Church shall then be considered in union with the Convention of the Church in this Diocese: Provided always, That the Delegates of the Church or Parish, newly admitted, though entitled to a seat, shall not be allowed a vote at the meeting of the Convention in which their Church or Parish is admitted. But no Lay vote shall be received from any Church or Parish, which has for three (3) successive years neglected to elect a Vestry and Wardens, or to pay its quota to the Convention, until admitted by a vote of the Convention.


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ARTICLE XIII.

Of Deputies to the General Convention.

        SECTION 1.--At every annual Convention, four Presbyters and four Laymen shall be chosen by ballot, to represent this Diocese in General Convention.

        SECTION 2.--In case any Deputy, appointed as above, shall decline such appointment, or be unable to attend, it shall be his duty to inform the Bishop, or in case of his absence, or of a vacancy in the Episcopate, the President of the Standing Committee; and the Bishop, or in case of his absence, or of a vacancy in the Episcopate, the Standing Committee may appoint a substitute for any deputy so declining, or unable to attend; Provided, That such substitute be a member of the Protestant Episcopal Church in South-Carolina.

ARTICLE XIV.

Of Altering the Constitution.

        No one of these Articles shall be altered or repealed, nor shall any Article be adopted, unless such alteration, repeal, or new Article be proposed, considered and concurred in by a majority at one Convention, and concurred in by two-thirds (2-3ds) of the Churches present at a subsequent Convention.


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CANONS.

CANON I.

Providing for an accurate view of the State of the Church.

        Every Minister having a Parochial charge in this Diocese, or, if the Parish be vacant, then the Wardens thereof, shall, at the meeting of every Annual Convention, deliver or transmit to the Bishop, or, when there is no Bishop, to the President of the Convention, an accurate statement in writing of the number of Baptisms, Confirmations, Marriages and Burials, in his Parish or Church, during the interval since the last Convention, the names of places where, and how often in each, Divine Service has been held; the number of families, specifying how many of them belong likewise to other Congregations; the number of Communicants, stating the changes by admission, removal, death, and suspension; the number of adults, and of children under fourteen years of age; the number catechized, and on how many Sundays; whether there be any Sunday School, and if any, the number of children, and of teachers, and the subjects of instruction in the same; also, the amount of Communion alms, the contributions for missions, diocesan, domestic and foreign; for Parochial schools, and for Church purposes of whatever kind; and, generally, all such other matters as may throw light on the state of the Church under his care.

        In each case, the white and colored persons shall be reported distinctively; and all reports shall be in the form of a schedule, prepared by the Secretary, in accordance with the provisions of this Canon, and shall be laid before the Convention, and entered upon the Journal, conformably to Canon XII of the General Convention of 1853.-- Passed 1854. Amended 1857.

CANON II.

Trial of a Minister.

        SECTION 1. In order to bring a Minister to trial before an Ecclesiastical Court, a charge shall be made in the first place to the Standing Committee in writing, under the proper signature of at least two persons, one of whom shall be a Presbyter of this Diocese, setting forth the facts alleged, and the names of the witnesses who will prove the same; with copies of, or proper reference to any other evidence required. If the Standing Committee shall be of opinion that the facts charged will constitute any one or more of the offences enumerated in the Constitution and Canons of this Diocese, or of the General Convention, and that it would be for the good of the Church, that further proceedings should be had, they shall ascertain whether there is proof sufficient to put the accused upon his trial; and if satisfied, they shall thereupon cause a presentment to be made to the Bishop, charging the accused with the offence or offences which they deemed to be contained in the evidence, and specifying the facts with such reasonable certainty as to time, place, and circumstances, as shall be sufficient for a judicial investigation.

        SEC. 2. The presentment having been made, the Bishop shall forthwith cause to be placed in a box the names of all the Presbyters of this Diocese, who, for the time being are actually engaged in duty therein, (excepting the accused, the presenting Presbyters, and those on the Standing Committee;) he shall then cause twelve of the said names to be drawn out by a child under ten years of age; and the said twelve names shall be inscribed on a list. The Bishop shall immediately cause a copy of the said list and of the presentment to be served on the accused, or to be left at his usual place of residence. Within thirty days thereafter, the accused shall strike off the names of


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three of the Presbyters on the said list, and give notice thereof to the Bishop; and the Bishop shall thereupon send a list of the remaining Presbyters to the President of the Standing Committee, who shall, within fifteen days thereafter, strike off the names of three more, and give notice thereof to the Bishop. If either party shall fail to notify the Bishop as aforesaid, it shall be the duty of the Bishop to strike off so many names as the party failing was required to strike off; and in each case, the six remaining Presbyters shall constitute a Council for the trial of the accused.

        SEC. 3. The Council shall hold its session at such time and place, and in public or in private, as the Bishop may appoint. It shall have power to adjourn from time to time, and from place to place, within the Diocese. If it fail to meet on the day appointed, it shall stand adjourned to the next day, and from day to day, for the space three days, if it be not sooner formed; and if the whole number do not attend, and it appears probable that a full attendance cannot be had, those of the Council who may be present, being not less than four, shall organize and appoint a President and Secretary; the first from their own body, and the latter from their own body, or otherwise; and before proceeding to trial, shall ordain and declare the rules by which the trial shall be conducted. It shall cause the oral testimony for and against the accused to be written down by the Secretary, and, along with the depositions and other evidence read upon the trial, to be carefully preserved; and shall cause a journal to be kept of its proceedings. Some officer authorized by law to administer oaths, may be called upon by the Council to administer an oath, or affirmation, to the witnesses, and upon all questions, the Common Law shall furnish the rule, and the concurrence of a majority of the members present shall be sufficient for a decision.

        SEC. 4. The Council, after it shall be organized, may appoint one or more of the Profession of the Law to be its Assessors; who may be present at all its proceedings. It shall be their duty to give to the Council an opinion upon any question which may arise, upon which the Council or any member thereof, or the prosecuting or accused party shall desire an opinion, but without any voice in the decision of any question.

        SEC. 5. A written notice of the time and place of meeting of the Council, shall be served upon the accused, or left at his usual place of abode, at least thirty days before such meeting; and the like notice shall be given to the Standing Committee, who, by their President, or some one whom they may appoint to perform that office, shall collect and present the evidence, and otherwise appear in behalf of the prosecution. The accused also shall be allowed the privilege of Counsel under such regulations as the Council may see fit to prescribe.

        SEC. 6. If the accused do not appear, the Council may proceed to trial in his absence, or, for good cause shown, may adjourn the trial to another day; and if he then fail to appear, the Council shall report him to the Bishop for contumacy, who, thereupon shall pass upon him sentence of suspension from the Ministry; but such sentence, may be revised by the Bishop, if the accused, within three calendar months, shall report to him that he is prepared to undergo his trial, and shall appear for that end before the Council; and if he does not so report and appear, the Bishop in view of the Charges in the presentment, may pass against him sentence of degradation from the Ministry.

        SEC. 7. Upon the application of the President of the Standing Committee or the accused, to the Bishop setting forth that the attendance of a material witness cannot be had, he shall appoint a Commissioner to take the deposition of such witness; and the party applying shall give to the other party five days notice of the time and place of taking the deposition, and of the principal points upon which the witness is to be examined. If the party to whom such notice is to be given, reside more than forty miles from the place appointed for taking the deposition, an additional day, exclusive of Sunday, shall be allowed for every twenty miles. The deposition shall be signed by the witness, and certified by the Commissioner under seal, to the Council.

        SEC. 8. When the trial shall be gone through, the Council shall declare, in a writing to be signed by the several members, or a majority of them, their decision on the charges contained in the presentment, distinctly stating whether they find the accused guilty, or not guilty--and if guilty, suggesting what sentence in their opinion, ought to be pronounced. They shall forward the decision, together with the evidence and the proceedings, to the Bishop; whereupon, if the accused be found guilty, the Bishop shall pronounce such sentence, as shall to him appear proper, not exceeding that suggested by the Council, and such sentence shall be final. But if, in such case, in the opinion of


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the Bishop, the accused ought to have a new trial, he shall have power to award it; in which case, a new Council shall be constituted, as herein before provided, (excluding the members of the former Council,) before which the proceedings shall be conducted, as before provided.

        SEC. 9. If the accused shall confess the truth of the charges, the Bishop, (such confession being made to him, or being certified to him by the Council.) shall proceed to pass sentence; and if, when put upon his trial before the Council, the accused shall neither admit or deny the charges, he shall be regarded as pleading not guilty.

        SEC. 10. It shall be the duty of the Bishop to report to the Convention, at its next session, after the trial of a Minister, as herein provided, the finding of the Council and his sentence thereupon.

        SEC. 11. Nothing herein contained shalt be regarded as interfering with the duty of the Bishop, or of the Clerical Members of the Standing Committee, to institute an inquiry according to the provisions of Canon 37 of 1832, of the General Convention. And whenever upon such inquiry, the Bishop, or if there be no Bishop, the Clerical Members of the Standing Committee shall be of opinion that there is just ground for the public rumors, mentioned in the said Canon, he or they shall inform the Standing Committee of the facts, and of the evidence to establish the same, and thereupon such further proceedings shall be had, as are herein directed, after a charge shall have been made to the Standing Committee.

        SEC. 12. Canon third, entitled, "Trial of a Clergyman," is hereby repealed, and this Canon substituted therefor. Passed 1855.

        SEC. 13. The expenses incident to the trial of any Minister, as herein provided, shall be certified by the President of the Standing Committee, and paid by the Treasurer of the Convention. And in case the Treasurer shall not have a sufficient amount in his hands for the purpose, the same shall be raised by assessments on the several Parishes in the Diocese, in the same ratio in which they are required to contribute to the expenses of the Convention by the Fifth Standing Resolution. Passed 1856.

CANON III.

A list to be made of the Clergymen in this Diocese.

        SECTION 1. Within one week before the meeting of every Convention of this Diocese, the Bishop, or if there be no Bishop, the Standing Committee shall prepare, or cause to be prepared, a list of all the Ministers of the Protestant Episcopal Church, canonically resident in this Diocese, annexing the names of their respective cures, or parishes, or of their stations as missionaries or chaplains, or of the colleges, academies, or other seminaries of learning, constituted by civil or ecclesiastical authority, in which they are engaged, or in regard to those who are not engaged in parishes, missions or institutions of learning as above, their places of residence only. And such list shall be laid before the Convention immediately after it shall have been called to order on the first day of meeting, and the names of the clerical members called therefrom. Such list shall then be referred to a Committee of three Clergymen, appointed by the Chair who shall forthwith consider and report who of the Clergymen, on said list, are entitled to all the privileges of members of the Convention; who are entitled to said privileges, with the exception of the right to vote on matters pertaining to the temporal affairs of the Churches; who are entitled to seats, but not to votes, and who are not entitled to either seats or votes. Such list, thus reported and approved of by the Convention, shall be appended to the Journal, and shall be transmitted to the Secretary of every General Convention.

        SECTION 2. No Clergymen, while suspended from the Ministry, shall have a place on said list.

        SECTION 3. The right of any Clergyman of this Diocese to a seat in the Convention shalt, if disputed, be determined, according to the provisions of the Constitution by the Convention itself, whether his name be inserted in the list aforesaid, or omitted.

        SECTION 4. The Bishop shall take such measures for notifying the admission of Ministers into this Diocese, as may prevent unwary and ignorant people from being imposed upon by persons pretending to be authorized Ministers of this Church. And his certificate shall be evidence of such admission.


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CANON IV.

Of persons wishing to be received as Candidates for orders.

        Any person, who desires to become a Candidate for Orders in this Diocese, shall make application in writing, to the Standing Committee, stating his age and previous occupation. He will also be expected to furnish the Committee with the testimonials required by the third (3d) Canon of the General Convention of 1856, and give evidence that he has informed the Bishop of his intention, according to the requisitions of the same Canon.


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RULES OF ORDER.

        I. The opening of the Convention shall always be preceded by the Morning Service of the Church, a Sermon, and the administration of the Lord's Supper by the Bishop, or if the Episcopate be vacant, or the Bishop be not present, by the President of the Standing Committee. The business of every succeeding day shall be introduced with the Morning Service, and the business of every day shall be closed with appropriate Collects, pronounced by the President.

        II. At the opening of each Annual Convention, when the President shall have taken the Chair, the Secretary shall first call over, in alphabetical order, the names of the Clergy entitled to seats. He shall then call over the Churches entitled to representation, when the Delegates shall lay their certificates on the Secretary's table. These shall be referred to a Committee of Three, who shall forthwith examine them, and report to the Convention. A constitutional quorum having been found present, the President shall declare the Convention duly organized. Should the Committee have considered any testimonials unsatisfactory, these shall now be taken up, and the question of their sufficiency settled.

        III. The further order of business for the first day of the session of the Convention, shall be as follows:

        1. The reading of the "Rules of Order."

        2. The election of a Secretary, who shall have power to appoint an Assistant Secretary.

        3. The election of a Treasurer.

        4. The consideration of the application of Churches, or Parishes, for admission into the Convention.

        5. The appointment, by the President, of Preachers for the first day of the next annual Convention.

        6. The appointment, by the President, of two Standing Committees, viz: the Committee on unfinished Business, one (1) Clergyman and two (2) Laymen; the Committee on Finance, three (3) Laymen.

        7. The annual communication of the Standing Committee of the Church.

        8. The appointment of Special Committees.

        9. Miscellaneous business.

        IV. The daily order of proceedings, after the first day, shall be, on the President's taking the Chair:

        1. The reading and approval of the Minutes.


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        2. Calling the names of the members absent on the preceding day.

        3. The appointment of the Standing Committee of the Church.

        4. The choosing of Deputies to the General Convention.

        5. Election of the Trustees of the Diocesan Theological Seminary.

        6. Election of Trustees of the University of the South.

        7. Calling upon each delegation to pay the assessment on their respective Churches or Parishes, for the Bishop's Fund, and for the expenses of the Convention.

        8. Reports to be called for in the following order:

  • Committee on Finance.
  • Treasurer of Bishop's Permanent Fund.
  • Committee on Unfinished Business.
  • Committees appointed at preceding Convention.
  • Special Committees.

        9. Miscellaneous Business.

        V. Before the rising of the Convention, the Minutes of the last day's proceedings shall be read and approved.

        VI. The Bishop's Address shall be at any time in order.

        VII. When the President shall take the Chair, no member shall continue standing, or shall afterwards stand up, unless to address the Chair.

        VIII. The delegation of each Church shall occupy one pew.

        IX. No member shall absent himself from the Convention, unless he hath leave, or be unable to attend.

        X. When any member is about to speak in debate, or deliver any matter to the Convention, he shall rise from his seat, and, without advancing, shall, with due respect, address himself to the President, confining himself to the point in debate, and avoiding personality.

        XI. When two or more members rise at the same time, the President shall name the member who is first to speak.

        XII. No member shall speak more than twice on the same question, without leave of the Convention.

        XIII. A question being once determined, shall stand as the judgment of the Convention, and shall not again be drawn into debate during the same session, except upon a motion to reconsider, which may be moved and seconded by any member who voted in the majority.

        XIV. When the President is putting the question, no one shall hold private discourse, stand up, walk into, out of, or across the Church.

        XV. No motion shall be considered before the Convention, unless seconded and reduced to writing, if the President or any member require it. A Minister or Delegate may not second a motion offered by a Minister or Delegate of the same Church with himself.

        XVI. When a question is before the House, no motion shall be received but to adjourn, to lay on the table, to postpone indefinitely, to postpone to a day certain, to commit or amend; which several motions shall have precedence in the order in which they are named. A motion to strike out the word "Resolved," shall have precedence to a


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motion to amend; and, if carried, shall be equivalent to a rejection of the resolution. Subject to these exceptions, the question first moved shall be first put.

        XVII. Motions to adjourn, to lay on the table, and to postpone indefinitely, shall be decided without debate. A motion to adjourn may interrupt a speech, or any other business of the Convention,

        XVIII. No leave of absence shall be indefinitely granted to any member, unless full and sufficient reason be given by him to the Convention.

        XIX. All Special Committees shall be appointed by the President, unless otherwise ordered by the Convention.

        XX. No member shall vote on any question, in the event of which he is immediately and personally interested, or in any case where he was not present when the question was put.

        XXI. If any member, in speaking or otherwise, transgress the rules of the Convention, the President shall, or any member may call to order; in which case, the member so called to order shall immediately sit down, unless permitted to explain. All questions of order shall be determined in the first instance, without debate, by the President; but any member may appeal from such decision to the Convention, and on such appeal, no member shall speak more than once, without leave of the Convention.

        XXII. The President shall have the right to name a member to perform the duties of the Chair; but such substitution shall not extend beyond an adjournment.

        XXIII. Clergymen belonging to the Diocese, but not entitled to seats in the Convention, Clergymen of the Protestant Episcopal Church, not belonging to the Diocese, and Candidates for Orders, shall be admitted to the sittings of this Convention.

        XXIV. None of the Rules of Order shall be suspended, without the concurrence of two-thirds (2-3ds) of the members present.

        XXV. The foregoing Rules of Order shall be read at the opening of every Convention, and shall be of force, unless repealed by a vote of the Convention.


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STANDING RESOLUTIONS.

        1. Resolved, The following sums whenever called for, by special resolution of Convention, shall be contributed by each Parish or Church to the Bishop's Fund. viz:

        
St. Michael's, Charleston, $300 St. John's, Winnsboro', 10
St. Philip's, do. 250 Trinity Church, Society Hill, 10
St. Paul's, do. 150 St. David's, Cheraw, 10
St. Peter's, do. 150 Church of the Messiah, N. Santee, 10
Grace Church, do. 100 St. Matthew's, 10
Prince George, Winyaw, 50 St Mark's, Clarendon, 10
St. John's, Berkley, 50 St. James's, Goose Creek, 10
St. John s, John's Island, 50 St. Andrews's, 10
Edisto Island. 50 Prince William's, 10
All-Saints', Waccamaw, 50 Prince Frederick's, 10
Trinity Church, Columbia, 50 St. Paul's, Stono, 15
St. Helena, Beaufort, 35 Church of the Advent, Spartanburg, 5
Grace Church, Camden, 30 Calvary Church, Glenn Springs, 5
St. Bartholomew's, 25 Christ Church, 5
Church of the Holy Cross, Claremont, 20 St. James's, James Island, 5
St. Helena, St. Helena Island, 10 St. Thaddæus, Aiken, 5
Pineville and Upper St. John's, 20 Zion Church, Richland, 5
St. Thomas and St. Dennis, 20 Trinity Church, Edgefield, 5
St. Luke's, 15 Trinity Church, Abbeville, 5
Church of the Holy Trinity, Grahamville, 15 Grace Church, Sullivan's Island, 5
Christ Church, Wilton, 15 Church of the Redeemer, Orangeburg, 5
St. James, Santee, 20 Holy Communion, Cannonsboro', 10
Christ Church, Greenville, 10 Holy Apostles, Barnwell, 5
St. Paul's, Pendleton, 10 Passed 1859.

        2. Resolved, That the Trustees of the Bishop's Permanent Fund shall punctually pay over to the Bishop of the Diocese the sum of four thousand ($4000) dollars, annually, in quarterly payments, from said fund, to enable him to discharge his Episcopal duties. Amended 1859

        3. Resolved, That whatever balance may remain, after paying the sum of four thousand ($4000) dollars to the Bishop, shall be paid over to the Bishop's Permanent Fund.

        4. Resolved, That it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Convention, in his annual summons to the different Parishes or Churches, to state the quota of such Parishes or Churches to the Bishop's Fund, when called for by special resolution of a previous Convention. Passed 1859.

        5. Resolved, That all Parishes and Churches receiving aid from the Society for the Advancement of Christianity in South Carolina, shall each contribute five ($5) dollars annually towards defraying the expenses of the Convention: that all Churches and Parishes in the cities of Charleston and Columbia, not receiving aid from the said Society, shall each pay for the same purpose twenty ($20) dollars annually, and that all other Churches and Parishes in this Diocese shall pay annually ten ($10) dollars for the same purpose: and that the Secretary, in issuing his summons to the Parishes or Churches, shall inform them of this resolution; and that at each Annual Convention the Treasurer shall apply to the Delegates of each Church for their respective contributions. Passed 1820. Amended 1856.

        6. Resolved, That it be the duty of the Secretary of the Convention, for the time being, to furnish the Ministers of the several Parishes or Churches with blank copies of the usual form for the reports; and that they be and they are hereby required to make annual returns conformably to the same. Passed 1826.


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        7. WHEREAS, according to the Consecration service of the Protestant Episcopal Church, "devout and holy men, as well under the Law as under the Gospel, moved "either by the express command of God, or by the secret inspiration of the blessed "Spirit, and acting agreeably to their own reason and sense of the natural decency "of things, have erected houses for the public worship of God, and separated them "from all unhallowed, worldly and common uses, in order to fill men's minds with "greater reverence for his glorious Majesty, and affect their hearts with more devotion "and humility in his service," and whereas the delivering of orations and holding elections on secular or political subjects and occasions, and the usual worldly accompaniments and circumstances, are thought inconsistent with both the letter and spirit of this declaration of the Consecration service, and have been found to give pain to many members of our Communion, and generally to be of injurious tendency; therefore be it

        Resolved by this Convention, That it be recommended to the Vestries of all Churches in this Diocese to discourage, and, if possible, interdict the use of the Churches under their care for all unhallowed, worldly and common purposes. Passed 1828.

        8. Resolved, That the custom of returning thanks for sermons preached before this body is inexpedient and unnecessary, and shall not in future be observed. Passed 1829.

        9. Resolved, That the Treasurer be authorized to pay at or before every meeting of the General Convention to the Secretary of the House of Clerical and Lay Deputies the quota of this Diocese, towards defraying the contingent expenses of the General Convention. Passed 1832.

        20. Resolved, That it be recommended to the Parishes of the Diocese to defray the expenses of their respective Pastors incurred by their attendance on the Diocesan Convention. Passed 1838.

        11. Resolved, That it be respectfully recommended to the members of our Church who are proprietors of slaves, individually and collectively, to take measures for the support of Clerical Missionaries and Lay Catechists, who are members of our Church, for the religious instruction of their slaves. Passed 1838.

        12. Resolved, That it be urged upon the Rectors and Vestries of the country Parishes to exert themselves to obtain the services of such Clerical Missionaries and Lay Catechists. Passed 1838.

        13. Resolved, That every Missionary and Catechist be approved of by the Bishop. Passed 1838.

        14. Resolved, That no person who is a candidate for Orders shall be admitted to a seat in this Convention as a Lay-Delegate from any Parish or Church. Passed 1838.

        15. Resolved, That it be respectfully recommended to the several Churches in this Diocese that in the appointment of Delegates to the Diocesan Convention, they should select persons who are regular communicants of the Church. Passed 1841.

        16. WHEREAS, the practice of both public and private travelling on the Lord's day is deemed to be a prevalent evil of the times; and whereas Canon 41st of 1832, "of the due celebration of Sundays," prescribes that "all persons within this Church shall celebrate and keep the Lord's day, commonly called Sunday, in hearing the Word of God read and taught, in private and public prayer, in other exercises of devotion, and in acts of charity, using all Godly and sober conversation,"

        Resolved unanimously, That the attention of the members of the Church in this Diocese, be solicited to the above Canon. Passed 1844.

        17. Resolved, That hereafter in voting by ballot, the Secretary shall call the names of the Clergy and the Churches in order, and the votes be brought forward and deposited with the Tellers as called for; and no vote shall be received after the Tellers begin to count the votes. Passed 1847. Amended 1851.

        18. Resolved, That three dollars per day be paid to the Organist officiating during the Sessions of the Convention.

        Resolved, That a like sum be paid to the Sexton acting for the same period Passed 1856.


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DIOCESAN COMMITTEES, &c.

    1. Standing Committee of the Diocese:

  • The Rev. Christian Hanckel, D.D., Chairman.
  • " C. P. Gadsden, Secretary.
  • " Paul Trapier Keith,
  • " J. B. Campbell,
  • " William Dehon,
  • Dr. I. M. Campbell,
  • James H. Ladson,
  • H. D. Lesesne,
  • Edward McCrady,
  • William E. Martin.

    2. Delegates to the General Convention:

  • The Rev. C. Hanckel, D.D.,
  • " Paul Trapier,
  • " P. J. Shand,
  • " C. C. Pinckney, Jr.
  • C. G. Memminger,
  • R. F. W. Allston,
  • E. McCrady,
  • J. J. P. Smith.

    3. Delegates to the Convention at Montgomery:

  • The Rev. P. J. Shand,
  • " P. Trapier,
  • " C. C. Pinckney,
  • Hon. R. F. W. Allston,
  • Edward McCrady,
  • Gen. William E. Martin.

    4. Treasurer of the Bishop's Fund:

  • John Hanckel, at State Wharf, East end of Pinckney-street.

    5. Committee on Calvary Church:

  • H. D. Lesesne,
  • William Jervey,
  • George M. Coffin,
  • W. E. Martin.
  • W. A. Pringle,
  • J. K. Sass.

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    6. Trustees of Mrs. Clarkson's Legacy to Zion Church, Richland:

  • T. Boston Clarkson,
  • William Clarkson, Jr.,
  • T. Boston Clarkson, Jr.

    7. Preacher before the next Convention:

  • Rev. T. J. Girardeau,
  • Alternate, Rev. J. S. Kidney.

    8. Trustees of the General Theological Seminary:

  • The Rev. Paul Trapier,
  • " C. Hanckel, D.D.,
  • " J. R. Walker, D.D.,
  • " C. C. Pinckney,
  • " P. J. Shand,
  • " E. Reed,
  • " J. B. Campbell.
  • N. R. Middleton,
  • R. W. Barnwell,
  • C. G. Memminger,
  • R. F. W. Allston,
  • B. Huger, M. D.,
  • W. E. Martin.
  • 4 Additional--v. Journal, p. 24, of 1856:
  • The Rev. W. Dehon,
  • Messrs. Chas. Sinkler,
  • " J. S. Hanckel,
  • J. J. P. Smith.

    9. Trustees of the Diocesan Theological Seminary:

  • The Rt. Rev. T. F. Davis, D.D., ex-officio President,
  • The Rev. P. J. Shand, President pro tempore,
  • " C. P. Gadsden,
  • " J. J. Roberts,
  • H. D. Lesesne, Treasurer, Charleston,
  • J. B. Kershaw,
  • W. E. Martin.

    10. Committee on the Incorporation of Churches:

  • The Rev. Paul Trapier,
  • C. G. Memminger,
  • W. E. Martin.

    11. Trustees of the proposed University of the South:

  • The Rev. A. Glennie,
  • John A. Calhoun,
  • Hon. W. A. Pringle,
  • Treasurer, J. F. Blacklock.

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    12. Secretary of the Convention:

  • Gen. W. E. Martin, Charleston.

    Assistant Secretary:

  • The Rev. L. C. Lance, Charleston.

    13. Treasurer of the Convention:

  • C. E. B. Flagg.

        The next annual meeting of the Convention will be held in Grace Church, Charleston, on the second Wednesday in February, (12th,) 1862, at 10 o'clock, A. M.

W. E. MARTIN, Secretary.


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LIST OF THE CLERGY.

  • POST OFFICE ADDRESS.
  • The Rt: Rev. THOS. FREDERICK DAVIS, D.D., Camden.
  • The Rev. T. S. Arthur,. . . . . Greenville.
  • " R. W. Barnwell, Jr., . . . . . Columbia.
  • " E. E. Bellinger, . . . . . Walterboro'.
  • " J. B. Campbell, . . . . . Charleston.
  • " A. H. Cornish, . . . . . Pendleton.
  • " J. H. Cornish, . . . . . Aiken.
  • " T. F. Davis, Jr., . . . . . Camden.
  • " Wm. Dehon, . . . . . Charleston.
  • " J. G. Drayton, . . . . . Charleston.
  • " Jas. H. Elliott, . . . . . Charleston.
  • " John H. Elliott, . . . . . Adam's Run.
  • " S. Elliott, . . . . . Pocotaligo.
  • " J. R. Fell, . . . . . Charleston.
  • " C. P. Gadsden, . . . . . Charleston.
  • " Philip Gadsden, . . . . . Summerville.
  • " T. J. Girardeau, . . . . . North Santee.
  • " A. Glennie, . . . . . Georgetown.
  • " J. M. Green, . . . . . Charleston.
  • " B. E. Habersham, . . . . . Fulton P. O.
  • " Christian Hanckel, D.D. . . . . . Charleston.
  • " J. S. Hanckel, . . . . . Camden. Dun's Rock, N. C., in Summer.
  • " W. H. Hanckel, . . . . . Gadsden.
  • " R. T. Howard, . . . . . Georgetown.
  • " W. B. W. Howe, . . . . . Charleston.
  • " Joseph Hunter, . . . . . Georgetown.
  • " James T. Hutcheson, . . . . . Winnsboro'.
  • " N. Hyatt, . . . . . South Santee, Way-Mail.
  • " P. G. Jenkins, M. D., . . . . . Wadmalaw Island.
  • " B. Johnson, . . . . . Abbeville C. H.
  • " Wm. Johnson, . . . . . Edisto Island.
  • " R. P. Johnson, . . . . . Pineville.
  • " Clement F. Jones, D.D. . . . . . Glenn Springs.
  • " Ezra Jones, . . . . . Sumter.
  • " P. Trapier Keith, . . . . . Charleston.
  • " J. S. Kidney, . . . . . Society Hill.
  • " L. C. Lance, . . . . . Charleston.
  • " M. H. Lance, . . . . . Georgetown.
  • " C. E. Leverett, . . . . . Beaufort.
  • " E. C. Logan, . . . . . Charleston.
  • " T. N. Lucas, . . . . . Providence.
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  • The Rev. A. W. Marshall, D.D., . . . . .Charleston.
  • " J. D McCollough, . . . . .Unionville.
  • " D. McElheran, . . . . .Charleston.
  • " S. Mellichamp, . . . . .James Island.
  • " J. W. Miles, . . . . .Charleston.
  • " A. Moore, . . . . .Mar's Bluff.
  • " J. Obear, . . . . .Winnsboro'.
  • " A. F. Olmsted, . . . . .Chesterville.
  • " H. L. Phillips, . . . . .Charleston.
  • " C. C. Pinckney, Jr., . . . . .Charleston.
  • " A. T. Porter, . . . . .Charleston.
  • " W. T. Potter, . . . . .Beaufort.
  • " Wm. O. Prentiss, . . . . .Charleston.
  • " J. M. Pringle, . . . . .Columbia.
  • " E. Reed, . . . . .Pocotaligo, Flat Rock in Summer.
  • " J. J. Roberts, . . . . .Stateburg.
  • " B. B. Sams, . . . . .Charleston.
  • " J. J. Sams, . . . . .Black Oak.
  • " J. B. Seabrook, . . . . .Adam's Run.
  • " P. J. Shand, . . . . .Columbia.
  • " J. Stoney, M. D., . . . . .Yorkville.
  • " J. W. Taylor, M. D., . . . . .Orangeburg.
  • " P. Trapier, . . . . .Camden.
  • " R. S. Trapier, . . . . .John's Island.
  • " J. R. Walker, D.D., . . . . .Beaufort.
  • " E. T. Walker, . . . . .Beaufort.
  • " C. B. Walker, . . . . .Columbia.
  • " J. V. Welch, . . . . .Grahamville.
  • " A. Wigfall, . . . . .Grahamville.

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