A History of the Episcopal Church in Narragansett, Rhode Island: Including a History of Other Episcopal Churches in the State, Volume 1, Part 1

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Page 138 - In which it will also appear, that this Church is far from intending to depart from the Church of England in any essential point of doctrine, discipline, or worship ; or further than local circumstances require.
Page 138 - ... we cannot but be extremely cautious, lest we should be the instruments of establishing an Ecclesiastical system which will be called a branch of the Church of England, but afterwards may possibly appear to have departed from it essentially, either in doctrine or in discipline.
Page 171 - The Lord's voice crieth unto the city, and the man of wisdom shall see thy name: hear ye the rod, and who hath appointed it.
Page 136 - Canterbury for consecration, to the great surprise of the Archbishop, who was apprehensive that it might give great offence to the Americans, with whom we had just then made peace; and therefore his Grace (the very worthy and learned Dr. Moore) wished to be allowed some time to consider of the request; upon which Dr. Seabury very abruptly left the room, saying, ' If your Grace will not grant me consecration, I know where to obtain it;' and immediately set off for Aberdeen.
Page 64 - Royal pleasure thereupon expressed, the said Act is hereby repealed Declared Void and of none Effect ; whereof the Governor, or Commander in Chief of his Majesty's Province of New Jersey for the time being and all others whom it may concern are to take Notice and Govern themselves accordingly.
Page 140 - ... good without severity, he was duly qualified to discharge the duties of the Christian and the Bishop. In the pulpit he enforced religion; in his conduct he exemplified it. The poor he assisted with his charity ; the ignorant he blessed with his instruction. The friend of men, he ever designed their good ; the enemy of vice, he ever opposed it. Christian, dost thou aspire to happiness ? Seabury has shown the way that leads to it.
Page 85 - had a catechetical lecture during the summer months, attended by many negroes and some Indians, as well as the whites, about sev-^ enty or eighty in all, and, as far as I can find, where the Dissenters have baptized one, we have baptized two, if not three or four, negroes or Indians, and I have four or five communicants.
Page 70 - What are the miscarriages whereof we have reason to think the judgments of heaven, upon us, call us to be more generally sensible, and what may be the most evangelical and effectual expedients to put a stop unto those or the like miscarriages?
Page 57 - June 4,1668, five of these purchasers passed an order "that a tract of 300 acres of the best land, and in a convenient place, be laid out, and forever set apart as an encouragement, the income or improvement thereof wholly for an orthodox person, that shall be obtained to preach God's word to the inhabitants.
Page xxxiv - Highth and bigness, the like hardly ever known, called by the Indians Narragansett ; And quotes an Indian of so Barberous a name for his Author, that I could not write it.

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