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Dated April

182

Signed A - B Pastor, or W. X. Clerk of Session, or Y, Z, one of the Elders.

FORM OF A PRESBYTERIAL REPORT.

that they consist of 8 members, and have under their care 11 Congre.

The Presbytery of

report to the Synod of gations, 1 Licentiate & 2 Candidates, viz.

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United, able ş
Unable,
A— B

Licentiate.
2 Candidates.
The Presbytery moreover report, that on

day of
182 they ordained the Rev.

and installed him pastor of
; that on
they licensed J. K. to preach the gospel ; that on

they dismissed R. M. from his pastoral charge of
the church at
; that on they suspended ; that on

they received the Rev. P. S. from the Presbytery of and that on they organized a church at

; and that on the Rev. E. D E.

departed this life. By order of the Presbytery, dated April 15th, 182 · T. J. B. Stated Clerk.

NOTE. It is intended that the Sessional, Report should exhibit, at one view, the state and exertions in the general cause of the Redeemer, of a particular church. If the Pastor, or one of the Elders of each church, will carefully prepare, in April of every year, or at some convenient time before the Spring session of the Presbytery under whose care the congregation may be, a full Report after the preceding form, we shall no longer have to lament that the actual numbers and condition of the Presby. terian church cannot be known; nor will the publication of our statistical tables hereafter delay the circulation of the Minutes of the Assembly for months after they are completed. It is desired that each church may set down, under the head of Vis sions, all inonies collected by them, during the year, for domestic and foreign missions, whether by subscription or other contribution, and not merely the amount forwarded for the Board of Missions ; that thus the whole pecuniary aid, brought by the Presbyterian church to the cause of missions, may appear.

In like manner, it is expected that the churches will report all funds collected by them for any one of the Thcological Seminaries under the care of the General Assembly, or under the care of any other inferior judicatures.

The Treasurer of the Trustees of the Assembly will, of course, be answerable for none of these monies, excepting those for which he shall give his receipt. Indeed, the greater part of the funds, heretofore reported in the Minutes, were never designed to reach his hands.

The transcript of the Sessional Reports, with the addition of a column for the names of ministers, and another for congregations; will make the Presbyterial Report to a Synod, or the General Assembly.

ERRATA.
Page 260, line S from top, for Price read Rice.
273, 34

for expedient read inexpedient.
274,
4

for Samuel read David. *
304, 20

for Alvelyn read Avelyn.
304,
39

for Sgnier read Squier.
313, 11

for Vermyled read Vermylea.
320,
7

for Ligonur read Ligonier.
331, 48

for Brust read Buist. 333, 28

for Newtown read Newton. In addition to the above errata, the Stated Clerk would remark, that the names of several ministers of our church do not appear in the Presbyterial Register, because they were in a state of transition from one Presbytery to another. The same is ine of some Licentiates. Particularly he refers to the Reverend John M. Mason, D. D., W. C. New York.

Philip Lindsley, D. D., President of Cumberland College, Nashville, Teno.

Isaac Van Doren, P. Hopewell, Ward's Bridge, Orange co. N. Y. Ministers. And to Mr. John M‘Kinnie, and Mr. William F. Curry, Licentiates.

* The Assembly elected Samuel Hudson, intending to elect David Hudson, Esq. and the mistake was not disclosed to the Clerk until the Minutes had been printed

SEP 17 1919

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