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Charles P. M'Ilvain, (member of Episco Certificates that they have fully finished pal Church,)
the whole course, prescribed in the plan, John R. Coe,
Union, (N. Y. have been given by the Professors to Adams W. Platt,
Charles Webster and Jeremiah ChamberJob P. Vinal,
ditto. lain. The Board regret, that notwithstandHenry Safford, Dartmouth, (N. H.) ing the recommendation of the last AssemAzariah G. Orton, Williams, (Mass.) bly, " that the course of study prescribed Joseph Smith, Jefferson, (Penn.) by the plan be in every case complete," Thomas M. Strong, Columbia, N. Y.) there should be, in a whole class, only two
Lebbeus Booth, who retired from the students who continued until the full comSeminary, in the year 1814, on account of pletion of the course. ill health, returned at the commencement The whole number of students connected of the winter session, and resumed his stu- with the Seminary, during the winter sèsdies; but, on account of ill health, was sion, was fifty-five. The number now con. obliged, before the close of the session, nected with the institution is fifty-one. again to withdraw.
The studies which have been attended to Samuel S. Davis, who withdrew from the through the year, by each class, are the Seminary, in 1815, in consequence of same as in the preceding year, stated paraccepting an office in Union College, also ticularly in the last annual report. returned at the commencement of the win. At the close of each of the sessions ter session, and resumed his studies. Wil- through the year, the Board attended to a liam C. Woodbridge, and Benjamin Gild-careful examination of the students, in ersleeve, did not return after the fall va- which they received entire satisfaction. cation.
The Board are happy to state that the of the first class none returned, except missionary spirit which has existed among James S. Woods, who was regularly dis- the students of the Seminary, still continues, missed about the middle of the session. and appears to increase. Numbers of those
Symmes C. Henry and James C. Barnes who studied in this institution, have, through were dismissed at the close of the winter the year, been actively engaged on missionsession.
ary ground, in almost every state and terriSince the last annual report, the following tory in our country. The great good which students have been licensed to preach the has resulted from their labours, in advancing Gospel, viz.
the cause of the Redeemer, the Assembly David Monfort, by the Presbytery of will be able, in part, to appreciate, from
the missionary journals which have been Gideon N. Judd, do. Columbia.
read before them. James S. Woods, do. New-Brunswick.
On the subject of Societies for the supSamuel L. Graham, do. do. port of necessitous students, the Board are Benjamin I. Lowe, do. do.
happy to report, that they have been informSynimes C. Henry, do do.
ed by the Professors, the following sums Reuben Post, do. do.
bave been forwarded for this object, viz.
Female Cent Society of New-
burgh, N. Y.
$ 42 19 Thomas I. Biggs, do. do.
Female Cent Society of Bridge-
town, Cumberland co. N. J. 29 56 Ravaud K. Rodgers, do. do.
Female Cent Society of Harris-
79 00 William Chester, by an association in Female Cent Society of West Connecticut.
Town, Orange co. N. Y. 40 00 Vol. II....No, 3.
Contribution from a Lady, un.
known, Contribution from a person in
the Presbytery of Erie Female Dollar Society of Leba
non and Bethlehem, N. J. Female Society of Holmes.
burgh, Penn. l'emale Cent Society of Baskin.
ridge, N. J. Phebean Society of Philadel.
phia, Certain Ladies of Philadelphia, Presbyterian Congregation of
Ballston, N. Y. Female Mite Society of Augus.
ta, Georgia Cong. and Pres. Female Society
of Charleston, S. C. Female Cent Society of Ja.
maica, Long-Island, Female Cent Society of Montge
mery, Orange co. N. Y. Female Cent Society of Go
shen, N. Y. . Female Cent Society of Tren
Female Cent Society of Lexing50 00 ton, Kentucky,
50 00 Second Cent Society of the 1st 5 00 Pres. Church, N. Y.
117 00 Female Charitable Society of 60 00
Vernon, Hartford Pres. . 6 75
Female Society of Rutgers25 00 street Church, N. Y. appro
priated to an individual by 27 55 themselves
275 00 Female Charitable Society of 125 50 Cranbury, N. J.
20 00 10 00 Female Mite Society oi Allen Township, Penn.
55 38 11 80 Monthly Prayer Meeting of Troy, N. Y.
8 04 404 50 Female Cent Society of Pleasant Valley, N. Y.
40 00 175 00 Female Cent Society of MorrisTown, N. J.
24 75 210 91
Total, $3,053 95 49 00
The number of students who have been 28 00 maintained through the year, in whole or
in part, on the charitable funds put at the 50 50 disposal of the Professors, has been twenty
five. 131 91
Through the year past several valuable
books have been presented. The number 50 00 of volumes which have in this way been
received into the library is 121; a number 25 21
more donations, in books, have been heard
of as on the way, but have not yet been 20 40 received. Among these, the Board beg
leave particularly to notice a box of books 130 001 which has arrived in New-York, consisting
chiefly of the works of the fathers, presented 150 00
by the Rev. Dr. Benjamin M.Dowel, of the
city of Dublin, in Ireland. 30 00
With respect to the Thcological edifice,
the board informed the last Assembly, in 106 00 their report, that it was then enclosed.
During the summer season they proceeded 33 00 in the work of the interior of the house, and
by the commencement of the winter session 20 00 had nearly completed the rooms in the two
lower stories. The debt reported to the 337 00 last Assembly, and directed to be paid, has
ton, N. J.
Female Association of 1st Pres.
Church, Newark, N. J. Benevolent Society of Flem
ingsburgh and Smyrna, Ken. Female Society of Scotch Town,
Orange co. N. Y. Female Benevolent Society of
Springfield, N. J. Female Mite Society of George
town, D. C.. Baltimore Society for aiding
Theological Seminary Female Society of Charleton,
Saratoga co. N. Y. Female Society of the Second
Presbyterian Cong. Albany, Female Society of Blooming
Grove, N. Y. Female Cent Society of Hope
well, N. Y. Female Cent Society of Cedar.
street Congregation, N. Y.
been discharged. In addition to this, there Miss Olive Sproat, of Philadelphia, colhas been expended on the building, through lected, and forwarded, eight lanterns for the year past, $8,401 50; leaving a ba- the entries, 10 Psalm and Hymn books for lance of the appropriation of the last year the oratory, and mattrasses, bedding, and for building, unexpended, of $1,598 49. furniture, sufficient for several rooms,
For the general purposes of the institu- Several articles of furniture were also retion, there have been expended the follow-ceived from Mrs. Woodhull, wife of the Rev. ing sums, viz.
Dr. Woodhull, Mrs. Caleb Smith Green, of
Lawrenceville, Mrs. Scudder of Monmouth, For Professors' salaries and
Mr. Zechariah Lewis, of New York, Mr. house rent, including a
James C. Barnes, a Theological Student, quarter's salary of the pre
and from Flemington, N. J. A number of ceding year
$4,652 75 articles were collected from different indi. For printing last annual re
viduals by Mr. Woodward, a Theological historical
Student. The Rev. John Joyce presented sketch
77 50 $30, with which was purchased furniture For wood for recitation room,
for two rooms ; Rev. Dr. Janeway presentfor two preceding years,
66 11 ed $5 50, and from Miss Susan D. Nye, Secretary's account
25 78 and the Young Ladies of Raleigh Academy, Travelling expenses of one
have been received thrce elegant bedDirector
21 00 quilts.
The Board have to inform the Assembly, $4,843 14 that at their late meeting in Princeton, the
Rev. Dr. Green, their President, generously This expenditure, owing to accounts or presented to the institution two acres of former years, which had not been presented, land, which he had purchased for the purhas exceeded the appropriation $343 14. pose, in the rear of the lot on which the
edifice now stands. This sum has been paid out of the appropria. tion for building, leaving a balance of the
The same gentleman, at the same time, united appropriations of the last Assembly, presented a plan to provide the means of unexpended, of $1,255 355.
building a house for the Professor of Didac. Since the commencement of the winter tic and Polemic Theology, which is very session, the edifice has been occupied by
much needed; which plan has received the students. And about 40 of them were
the approbation of the Board, and which accommodated in the building, in the they beg leave to lay before the Assembly. rooms which had been finished. These “It is proposed, if authorized by the Genehave been boarded and lodged in the edi-ral Assembly, that exertions be made to fice; the remainder have been obliged, for procure the names of ten or twelve indiviwant of room, to board and lodge out of duals, who shall each be responsible in the the building.
sum of $500, either to be paid by them.
selves or to be raised by their agency, Many of the students in the Seminary were supported by charity, and therefore, which sum shall be devoted to the erection
of a house for the use of a Professor; which were unable to furnish their rooms in the Seminary. This difficulty has been remo
house shall be located by the Board, and ved, by the generosity, chiefly, of benevo- shall belong to the Theological Seminary, lent females. Several necessary articles
without condition or reservation."* of furniture were forwarded, of which the Board beg leave here to make a report to ing a Professor's house, on the plan proposed
* The Assembly have autborized the buildthe Assembly.
by the Directors.
The following sis gentlemen have alrea- | 5th section of the 8th article, viz." And if dy generously bound themselves each to any Congregation,Presbytery, Synod, or Asprovide the sum of $500 for the above ob- sociation, shall found a Professorship or Project, on condition that ten names are pro- fessorships, a Scholarship or Scholarships, cured, viz.
or a Fund or Funds, such Professorships, Rev. Dr. Ashbel Green, Mr. Zechariah Scholarships, or Funds, shall for ever afterLewis, Rev. Ebenezer Grant, Rev. Dr. ward be called and known by such name Jacob J. Janeway, Rev. John Chester, as the body founding them shall give.”+ Rev. George Duffield.
Signed by order of the Board, The Board have further to report to the
ASHBEL GREEN, President. Assembly, that at their meeting in Septem JOHN M.DOWELL, Secretary. her last, they were informed that John Philadelphia, May 28, 1818. Whitehead, Esq. of Burke County, Georgia, had presented to the Seminary one hundred shares of Marine and Fire Ensurance stock, in the city of Savannah, the par value of
THE SECOND ANNUAL REPORT which was $25 per share. Through the course of the winter this stock was sold, of the New-York Sunday School Union and the proceeds, amounting to $3,275,
Society. were transmitted to the Treasurer of the General Assembly. By the direction of
Nearly fifteen months have elapsed since the Board, the President wrote to Mr. the Committee of the Sunday School Union Whitehead, requesting to know whether he Society made their first Annual Report. intended that his donation should be applied That Report exhibited the results of an ex. to any particular object? Mr. Whitehead periment for enlightening the populous replied that he had left it optional with the poor in this city and its environs, which, Board; the same information was received though made with confidence by those who from a Director, who had a personal inter understood and appreciated the system, view with Mr. Whitehead. In consequence was objected to by some as unnecessary, of these communications, the Board, de- land by still more as impracticable. The sirous of expressing the high sense they Report, however, furnished such decisive have of the unsolicited generosity of Mr. answers to these objections, as we believe Whitehead, and of perpetuating in the in- for ever to have settled the question. stitution the name of so distinguished a pa
During the lapse referred to, your Comtron, passed the following resolution, viz. mittee have been diligently employed in u Resolved, That if the General Assembly the discharge of those duties imposed upon approve, $2,500 of Mr. Whitehead's dona- them by the Society. They have watched tion be applied to establish a Scholarship, with no less anxiety than pleasure, the proto be called the “ Whitehead Scholar. gress of those efforts to benefit their fellow, skip."
citizens, which have called forth the talent,
and enlisted the benevolence of so many "Resolved, That it be recommended to individuals. Under the blessing of Divine the Assembly to add the following clause to Providence, they have seen the system the plan of the Seminary, at the close of the taking deep root in public opinion, and iden
tifying itself with the best feelings of the On this article the Assembly unanimously human heart. They have seen this plant passed the following resolution, viz.“ Re- of the Lord's right hand planting spreading solved, That 2,500 dollars, of the liberal donation of Mr Whitehead, be appropriated to establish a Scholarship, to be called the White
This paragraph, by a unanimous vote of head Scholarship.''
the Assembly, bas been added to the plan.
its branches, extending its genial influence| heart, and rivetted in the affections of the through different parts of the Union, and pupil. Your Committee cannot therefore bearing heavenly fruit in all those who but call the particular attention of the Socihave reposed beneath its protection. ety to the Visiting Committee, as deserving
Your Committee have the pleasure of re- of their warmest thanks: nor can they disporting an increase of six schools since our miss this part of the Report without remarklast annual meeting. The whole number ing, that they consider it no small proof of is now 34 schools, conducted by 50 Super. the deep interest which the Sunday School intendents and 359 Teachers. The number system is calculated to inspire, that so many of scholars on the rolls is about 3500, of gentlemen can be found, enjoying all the which 2200 attend with great regularity, comforts and even luxuries of life, men ene and the remainder but irregularly, owing gaged also in the activities and the fatigues to a variety of causes. The measures which of business, during six days in the week, have recently been adopted for looking voluntarily devoting a great part of the after the delinquents, will, your Committee seventh to the investigation of the moral trust, be successful in persuading them to a improvement in the Sunday Schools. Your more constant attendance.
Committee may challenge the whole reYour Committee are happy to report, cords of benevolent exertions to produce that the Visiting Comiuittee, which could more disinterested and unostentatious debe but slightly noticed in their last Annual votion to the welfare of human beings, than Report, have increased in strength and effi- has been produced by the system of Sunday ciency. The number of gentlemen engaged Schools. Your Committee, in order to give in this most interesting employment is 32. more force to the general plan, by the ad. For mutual encouragement they meet every vice and with the concurrence of the Super: Saturday evening at each others' houses, intendents and Teachers, resolved upon when they communicate whatever is im- dividing the city into 12 districts. To each portant, and give the combined result of district has been assigned two or more their various observations on the preceding schools, according to the population of the Sunday. At these ineetings suggestions for district. The object in doing this was twoimprovements in the schools generally are fold;—to prevent the scholars from either originated, and from thence communicated going to an inconvenient distance, or to your Committee, who never fail to adopt changing their schools at their own pleasuch of their plans as they deem essential sure; but above all, to make the plan of to the welfare of the schools. For the last visitation from the Teachers more efficient six months, their duty has been more ardu- by narrowing its boundaries, and enabling ous than ordinary, as they have attended them to devote more time to the collection to examine the scholars in their Scripture of new scholars. So far as this new regulessons, and in the distribution of certifi-lation has been tried, and the duties of the cates for good behaviour; in hearing the gentlemen engaged in this more irksome, number of chapters or verses committed to but very important employment, have been memory, and bestowing the rewards. This, faithfully discharged, the good effects have though laborious, has been to the Visiting been evident. Committee a most pleasing duty. It has
Sensible that the moral effect of instrucgiven them a view of the Sunday School tion must be much impeded by inattentive system in its best form--its most glorious and irreligious parents, your Committee fruit. They have seen that precious word have been led to adopt a plan for visiting of the living God, which at first was but them at their own houses. This, however, committed to memory from obedience to has been retarded by the multiplied duties the Teachers, at length fastened on the both of your Committee and the Teachers ;