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Page 298 - I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me. Now, at the end of three years' struggle, the nation's condition is not what either party, or any man, devised or expected. God alone can claim it. Whither it is tending seems plain. If God now wills the removal of a great wrong, and wills also that we of the North, as well as you of the South, shall pay fairly for our complicity in that wrong, impartial history will find therein new cause to attest and revere...
Page 301 - The voice of the LORD is powerful ; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty.
Page 335 - Narrative of the State of Religion within the bounds of the Presbytery, for the year ending April 1st. These Narratives should specify facts in regard to the particular churches, their state, trials, encouragements, and prospects; how many of them, and which, have enjoyed revivals of religion through the year; in which of them the Catechisms are taught, SabbathHchools and Bible-classes organized, with the number of scholars and teachers.
Page 284 - The fourth chapter contains the directions given to Church judicatories, by which these ends are to be secured. Manifestly, they were intended to be a complete and efficient system adequate to the purposes in view.
Page 254 - Assembly as a special trust, no part of it as now established, nor any additions which mву hereafter be made to it, shall ever be used for any other purpose than that of aiding feeble congregations in connection with the General Assembly in erecting houses of worship, except so much as may be absolutely necessary to defray the expenses incident to the administration of this plan. ARTICLE II.
Page 285 - The trial shall be fair and impartial. The witnesses shall be examined in the presence of the accused ; or, at least, after he shall have received due citation to attend; and he shall be permitted to ask any questions tending to his own exculpation.
Page 335 - Gospel ; what and how much agency has been employed : together with all such other facts and suggestions as will show, from year to year, what has been accomplished, and what may need to be undertaken, to bring all the churches to a proper degree of effort to promote the kingdom of Christ. As the Narratives are not to be publicly read, less care may be given to their style, and more to the detail of particulars, such as will aid the Committee of the Assembly in preparing their Annual General Narrative...
Page 333 - in order, as far as possible, to procure a respectable and full Delegation to all our judicatories, it is proper that the expenses of ministers and elders, in their attendance on these judicatories, be defrayed by the bodies which they respectively represent.
Page 254 - Assembly shall elect by ballot, on a nomination to be made at least one day before such election. The Trustees shall continue in office until the election and induction of their successors. The certificate of the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly shall be necessary, to entitle a Trustee to take his seat as a member of the Board, which certificate it shall be his duty to furnish as soon as practicable after the election. The Trustees first elected shall arrange themselves into three equal classes....
Page 255 - ARTICLE III. The first meeting of the Board shall be held on the second Tuesday of June next, in the city of New York, at such place and hour as the stated clerk of the General Assembly may appoint, who shall preside until the Board is organized by the choice of its president. ARTICLE IV. The Board shall make their own By-Laws. They shall annually, at their first meeting after the adjournment of the General...

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