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LIST OF CLERGY OFFICIATING IN THE DIOCESE, BUT NOT
CONNECTED THEREWITH ; JUNE, 1840.
Rev. Charles W. Bradley, of the Diocese of New York, Minister of St. Stephen's Church, East Haddam.
Rev. Edward C. Bull, of the Diocese of New York, Minister of St. Paul's Church, Brookfield.
LIST OF CLERGY BELONGING TO THE DIOCESE OF CONNECTICUT, RESIDING
WITHIN THE DIOCESE, BUT NOT ENTITLED TO SEATS IN CONVENTION; JUNE, 1840.
Rev. Benjamin Benham.
LIST OF CLERGY BELONGING TO THE DIOCESE OF CONNECTICUT NOT RE
SIDING WITHIN THE SAME ; JUNE, 1840.
Rev. Josiah M. Bartlett.
LIST OF CLERGY RESIDING WITHIN THE DIOCESE OF CONNECTICUT, NOT
CANONICALLY CONNECTED THEREWITH ; JUNE, 1840.
Rev. Samuel Nichols.
Total of the Clergy, 90.
CANDIDATES FOR HOLY ORDERS.
John G. Hull,
George H. Nichols,
Dr. Convention Fund in Account with E. E. Beardsley, Treasurer. CR.
Parishes as per Journal,
$191.07 To Sundry Postages, . 78. By Cash received of Wm. H. To Cash paid Rev. Mr. Bur
Scovill, Esq., being a balgess for blank Book for
ance in the hands of the late Standing Committee, 3.00 Secretary, Rev. A. C. MorTo Cash paid for advertising
2.68 in the Chronicle of the Church, Notices of Conven
Total, $193.75 tion for 1839-40, 1.00
115.661 To Cash paid for eleven Notices of Meetings of Standing
78.091 Committee, for 1838–39-40 5.50 June 8. Postage,
The following Parishes paid their assessment for 1840, as required by Canon II.
Christ Church, Norwich, $6.75 (St. Michael's Church, Litch-
3.75 St. Stephen's Church, Ridge
St. Andrew's Church, Meriden, 3.75 field,
3.50 St. Paul's Church, Windham, 3.00 St. Paul's Church, Norwalk, 4.00 Union Church, HumphreysChrist Church, Middletown, 5.00 ville, St. Luke's Church, Glastenbu St. Matthew's Church, East ry, 4.50 Plymouth,
3.75 Christ Church, Trumbull, 2.81 St. Peter's Church, Oxford, 1.87 St. John's Church, Bridgeport, 7.50 St. Mark's Church, New CaSt. John's Church, Essex, 3.00 naan,
3.00 Trinity Church, Chatham, 4.50 St. John's Church, North HaSt. Peter's Church, Monroe, 2.44
1.50 Trinity Church, Bristol, 2.00 St. Michael's Church, NaugaChrist Church, East Haven,
281 St. Andrew's Church, New Christ Church, Watertown, 4.50 Preston,
1.871 Grace Church, Hamden, 3.75 Christ Church, Westport,
4.50°Christ Church, Bethlem, 3.371 St. John's Church, North Guil Christ Church, Bethany, 3.37) ford,
1.12: St. Paul's Church, Brookfield, 3.75 Union Church Killingworth, .37] Christ Church, Greenwich, 3.00 Christ Church, Hartford, 9.00 Trinity Church, Branford, 3.00 St. John's Church, Waterbury, 5.624 St. Peter's Church, Plymouth, 4.87} St. James' Church, Westville, 1.121 Christ Church, Sharon, St. James' Church, Derby, 3,75 St. Peter's Church, Hebron,
1.871 St. James' Church, New Lon St. John's Church, New Mildon, 5.624 ford,
St. Mark's Church, Bridgewa Trinity Parish, New Haven, 16.50 ter,
1.50 St. Peter's Church, Cheshire, 1.50 St. Paul's Church, Woodbury, 2.81 St. James' Church, and St.
Total, $174.74 Thomas Chapel, Danbury, 3.75 Fairfield,
4.50 Trinity Church, Newtown, 3.75
The Following Parisbes did not pay into the Convention fund for the current year. Brooklyn, Guilford, Bradleyville, Hitchcocksville, Northford, Wolcott,
East Windsor, Kent,
New Britian, Northfield, Saybrook,
tonuck,) Simsbury, Southington, Woodbridge. Salisbury, Salem,
Weston, Wasbington, Reading,
APPENDIX, NO. II.
Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge. Proceedings, &c.
TREASURER OF THE SOCIETY FOR THE PROMOTION OF CHRIS.
The Treasurer, in presenting his Account of receipts and expenditures for the past year, begs leave once more to ask the attention of the Church to some of the facts stated in the Report which he had the honor to submit to the Convention of 1837.
Of the four classes of Parishes which require aid from the whole Diocese, in order to make up the sum of $500 per annum, as thereiu specified, eight only out of twenty-one of the first class, requiring from $50 to $100, seven out of twenty-two of the second class, requiring from $150 to $200, six out of thirteen of the third class, which can pay only $200 or $250, and one only of the fourth class, which are too small to pay even that sum, have received assistance. Some of these Parishes in the course of three years, have doubtless, become stronger, and possibly may need no further aid ; but the greater part of them it is believed, still require our fostering care.
Unless, therefore, something can be done to increase the income of the Society,
those Parisnes must continue in their present weak condition, enjoying a vory scanty portion of the means of grace, and destitute of the benefit of a resident ministry. Nothing but perseverance and system in making collections, extended to every Parish in the Diocese, great or small, will accomplish the object which all who truly love the Church, must have at heart.
By reference to the report made at the last Convention, (p. 45, Journal 1839,) it will be seen that the balance of $583,28, then in the Treasurer's hands, included the legacy of Miss Vashti Shermạn, $366,46, intended by the benevolent donor, to be added to the permanent fund. It remained with the Board of Directors to instruct the Treasurer how to dispose of this sum; but no direction having been given, and the present state of the money market being uncertain and precarious, he was unwilling to make any permanent investment on his own responsibility. It is desirable that such investment should be made; but in order that the Society should sustain no loss, he has charged himself with interest from the 12th of June, 1839. On the 12th of Juue, 1840, there will, therefore, be in his hands the amount $389,02, being the principal and one year's interest on Miss Sherman's legacy to be paid over to his successor in office, and subject to the direction of the future board. Deducting Miss Sherman's legacy there remained last year a balance of $216,28, to be applied to the arrearages then due on the appropriations of the preceeding year. It will be seen by the account which he has now the honor of submitting to the Convention, that on these arrearages he paid the sum of $213,85, leaving only $2,43, to be applied to the appropriations of the year ending at Easter, 1840. The sum received at the last Convention, was $617,71, and the whole amount subsequently received has been only $203, making a total of $823,14, to meet the appropriations of the year ending at Easter 1840. At a meeting of the Board which took place on the 12th of June, 1839, during the necessary absence of the Treasurer, the appropriations for the then ensuing year were made as follows:
To seven Parishes of the first class, viz. Bristol, Hebron, East Haddam, Warehouse Point, Danbury, New Canaan, and Greenwich, each $50, and to Woodbury, $100; to two Parishes of the second class, Hamden and Hitchcocksville, $75 each; to four Parishes of the same class, viz : New Britian, Essexborough, Branford, and Salisbury, $50 each, and to Poquetonnuck, $25; to four Parishes of the third class viz. Middlebury, Weston, Bradleyville and Washington, $50 each ; to Westville, $100, and to Salem, $25; of the fourth class, only West Haven received an appropriation amounting to $50. The total amount of these appropriations was $1,200 ; and the Board was sanguine enough to believe that the subsequent contributions of the several Parishes of the Diocese, would enable the Treasurer to meet the whole. In this they have been disappointed.
One half of each appropriation has been paid, and Poquetonnuck, Salem and Hebron, have received both payments. There remains to be paid the sum of $550, and to meet this, the Treasurer has now ouly $170,64, leaving a deficit of $379,36.
It will be seen at once, that unless more vigorous measures are taken to increase the annual amount of the Society's receipts, the Board will not be justified in making such an appropriation again, inadequate as it confessedly is to the wants of the weaker Parishes. To draw upon the coming year to pay the deficiencies of the past is a fallacious mode of proceeding. It holds out a promise to the weaker Parishes which it fails to keep. It operates unfavourably upon the Clergy; and it embarrasses and increases the trouble of the Board. It is to be hoped therefore, that some measures will be taken to remedy the present disorder. The Treasurer can not think of any better plan than that which he proposed in 1837. But to effect that plan, energy
and union, resulting from a hearty conviction of its practicability and import-
S. FARMAR JARVIS, Treasurer.
The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, in account with Samuel
$367,00 29, To cash paid on arrearages of appropriations made July
6, 1838, and June 10th, 1839, and considered as due
at Easter, 1839, as follows:
213,85 To cash paid at sundry times on the appropria
tions for the present year, being the payments
due at Michaelmas, as follows: Sept. 26, To Rev. J. W. Woodward, for the Parish of Salem,
$12,50 Oct. 4, To Rev. Charles W. Bradley, for the Parish of East Haddam,
25,00 " 9, To Rev. Joseph S. Covell, for the Parish of Bristol,
25,00 “ 10, To Rev. D. H. Short, for the Parish of Danbury, 25,00 “ 18, To Rev. 0. Hopson, for the Parish of Middlebury,
25,00 " 25, To Rev. Hilliard Bryant, for the Parish of Bradleyville,
25,00 To Řev. Alpheus Geer, for the Parish of Hebron, 25,00 “ 30, To Rev. A. B. Chapin, for the Parishes of Westville and West Haven,
25,00 “ 19, To Rev. J. M. Guion, for the Parish of New Britain,
25,00 “ 25, To Rev. L. H. Corson, for the Parish of Branford,