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REPUBLISHED,
UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF THE BISHOP OF THE DIOCESA,
AND THE SECRETARY OF THE CONVENTION,

FROM THE SEVERAL JOURNALS

AS ORIGINALLY PRINTED.

New-York:

HENRY M. ONDER DONK,

PUBLISHER, 23 JOHN STREET

1844

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PREFACE.

in the following reprint, care has been taken to copy the originally printed Journals •with entire accuracy, correcting, of course, errors evidently typographical. To save room, however, lists of names, &c., originally printed in columns, are frequently thrown into running lines. Where the same document is printed in two or more Journals, it is not repeated after the first. A proper reference, however, is inserted in its place in subsequent Journals.

Notice is taken in the first Journal of a “recommendation of the General Convention held in this City on the 6th and 7th of October, 1784.” In explanation, the following extract is given from Bishop White's Preface to Bioren's edition of the Journals of the General Convention :

“ In pursuance of preceding correspondence, there assembled some of the Clergy of New York, of New Jersey, and of Pennsylvania, in the city of New Brunswick, New Jersey, in May, 1784. And there being a few respectable Lay Members of the Church attending on public business in the same city, their presence was desired. The immediate object of the meeting, was the revival of a charitable corporation, which had existed before the Revolution; clothed with corporate powers, under the government of each of the said three Provinces. The opportunity was improved by the Clergy from Pennsylvania, of communicating certain measures recently adopted in that State, tending to the organization of the Church throughout the Union. The result was, the inviting of a more general meeting in the ensuing October, at the City of New York: that being the time and place, wherein, according to the charter of the above mentioned corporation, their next meeting should be held. It was accordingly held, for the revival of the corporation : and there appeared Deputies, not only from the

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