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MAY 19, 1803.

RESOLVED, That Dr. Green, Mr. Mille. doler and Mr. Irwin, be a Committee to select such parts of the minutes of the present Assembly, as they may judge proper for publication; that the permanent clerk make a copy thereof, with as full and correct a list of the Synods, Presbyteries, Churches, Licentiates and Vacancies, under the care of the General Assembly, as can be obtained; and cause 1500 copies to be published and distributed, according to the directions given, during the present sessions.

Resolved, That the said Committee be authorized and directed, to incorporate with, or add to, the extracts to be published, such parts of the reports. made to this house by the standing Committee of Missions, as to them shall seem proper, for the information of the churches, on the Missionary business: and that they add thereto, an abstract of the state of the funds, and of receipts and disbursements; to be derived from the accounts presented to this Assembly by the Treasurer of the Corporation.

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FROM THE

Minutes of the General Assembly.

MAY 19th, 1803.

THE General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America met, agreeably to appointment, in the first Presbyterian Church in the city of Philadelphia, at 11 o'clock, A. M. and was opened by the Rev. Dr. Azel Roe, the Moderator of last Affembly, with a fermon from Pfalm cii. 16.

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« When the Lord shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory.” It appeared that the following perfons were appointed and attended as Commiffioners to this Affembly, viz.

Of the Prefbytery of Oneida.

The Rev. Bethuel Dodd.

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The Rev. John Clark.

Mr. Nathan Douglafs, Elder.

Of the Prefbytery of New-York.

The Rev. Dr. Alexander McWhorter.

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Nathl. Little.

Of the Prefbytery of Long-Island.

Lyman Beecher : Mr. Nathaniel Hand, Elder.
Of the Prefbytery of New-Brunswick.

The Rev. Joshua Hart:

The Rev. Dr. John Woodhul:
The Rev. James F. Armstrong:
Robert Finley:

Mr. John Bayard:

Nathl. Burrowes:
David Bishop:

Elders.

Of the Prefbytery of Philadelphia.

The Rev. Dr. Samuel Blair: Mr. Wm. Haslett:

The Rev. Uriah Du Bois:

John B. Linn.

Joel Fithian

Of the Prefbytery of New-Cafle.

The Rev. Nathan Grier:

John E. Latta. :

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Mr. George McIlvaine, Elder.

Of the Prefbytery of Carlisle.

The Rev. Dr. Robert Cooper: Mr. James M'Clean:
The Rev. Samuel Waugh :

Robert Cathcart.

I Matthew Dill:

Of the Presbytery of Baltimore.

The Rev. John Brackenridge:

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Mr. James Irwin, Elder.

Of the Presbytery of Lewis.

The Rev. John Johnfon:

Mr. William Whitely, Elder.
Of the Presbytery of Huntingdon.

The Rev. Henry R. Wilfon.

Of the Presbytery of Winchester.

The Rev. William Hill:

William Williamfon : Mr. Lewis Stevens, Elder.
Of the Presbytery of Redstone.

The Rev. William Speer.

Of the Presbytery of Ohio.

The Rev. John McMillan:
Thomas Marques :

James Hughes.

Of the Presbytery of Hanover.

The Rev. Archibald Alexander.

Of the Presbytery of Weft-Lexington,

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Delegates from the General Association of CONNECTICUT. The Rev. Dr. Timothy Dwight:

The Rev. Afahel Hooker.

The Rev. James Hall, was chofen Moderator, and the Rev. Ra

bert Cathcart, Temporary Clerk.

The delegates from the Gen. Affembly, to the last Gen. Affociation of Connecticut, Reported; that they all attended during the

Vefhons of the affociation: were treated with great refpect and cordiality by that body, and were much pleafed with the attention to bufinefs, and fpirit of harmony which prevailed among them: that the Gen. Affociation have formed a plan of intercourse with the Gen. Convention of the clergy of the state of Vermont, fimilar to that which fubfifts between the Affociation and this Affembly: that the delegates perceived with great pleasure, the laudable attention given by the affociation to the Miffionary bufinefs; their growing fuccefs therein, and the flourishing state of their funds for that purpose: that the Affociation have taken measures for obtaining a charter of incorporation for the aid and fecurity of their miffionary funds: and that the general state of religion within their limits, appeared, on the whole, to be favourable.

The Affembly called on the Prefbyteries, which have not hereto fore reported on the 6th Section of the XI. chapter of the constitution, to exhibit their reports.

Whereupon the Presbyteries of Concord and of Union reported it as their opinion, that the alteration propofed ought to be made; and they empower, on their part and behalf, the General Affembly to change the expreffion, Standing Rules, into Conflitutional Rules.

The Presbytery of Lewis reported it, as their opinion, that the change ought not to be made.

Resolved, that the Presbyteries which have not yet reported on this fubject, be careful to fend forward their reports to the next Gen. Affembly.

The Presbyteries which have not exhibited histories of their re fpective Presbyteries, agreeably to the order of Affembly in the year 1800, were called upon to produce the fame; when a member of the Presbytery of New York, laid upon the table an historical account of that Presbytery: The other Presbyteries were not ready to report; but appeared generally, to have paid fome attention to the subject.The Affembly therefore enjoined on the Presbyteries, which have not compleated their historical collections; to take the most prompt and effectual measures to finish the fame, and forward them to the next Gen. Affembly.

Pursuant to orders given by feveral former Affemblies, the Synod of the Carolinas reported, that in their opinion, the interest of the Redeemer's kingdom will be most effectually promoted, by the faid Synod continuing to conduct the miffionary business in their vicinity, at leaft for the enfuing year.-Accordingly the Affembly refolved, that the Synod of the Carolinas be authorized and requested, to continue to conduct, with their wonted zeal and diligence, the miffionary bufinefs on their frontiers, and elsewhere at difcretion, and report to next Affembly.

The fouthern Synods, who manage the miffionary business in their feparate capacity, were called upon to report to the Affembly on this fubject. Whereupon the fynod of Pittsburgh made a verbal report, that they had fent out three miffionaries in the courfe of the

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