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The roll was called, and the minutes of yesterday afternoon's proceedings were read and approved. The Rev. Sam'l. Buel,
Rev. Henry M. Mason, D. D.
« Richard H. Phillips,
66 Robert Prout,
6 J. M. Todd, not present yesterday, answered to their names this morning.
The following lay delegates presented their testimonials and signed the declaration. Their election was reported favorably on by the Committee, and took their seats accordingly: Wm. U. Purnell,
Wm. S. Blackistone, Wm. W. Johnston,
Wm. B. Scott, George S. Atkinson,
George Dent, Thos. W. Stone,
Allen Thomas, E. F. Chambers,
J. G. Chapman, Wm. A. Patterson,
A. Randall, W. Williams,
D. W. Middleton, John J. Dashiell,
E. J. Middleton, Lewis Medtart,
Pearson Chapman, Stevens Gambrill,
John P. Ingle, Wm. F. Smyth,
Thos. C. Risteau. Horatio Beck,
The Committee on the rights of clergymen to seats in this convention reported in favor of the following gentlemen :
Rev. James Abercrombie, " Henry Aisquith
Charles C. Austin,
Rev. James A. Buck,
Wm. H. Clark,
S. W. Crampton,
Rev. Matthias L. Forbes,
Benjamin Franklin, “ John W. French,
Stephen G. Gassaway, " Levin I. Gilliss, “ Robert Lloyd Goldsborough, " Robert W. Goldsborough, " Samuel R. Gordon, “ Richard C. Hall, “ Wm. A. Harris,
Hugh T. Harrison, " John F. Hoff,
Henry S. Keppler,
George A. Leakin,
Dwight E. Lyman,
George L. Mackenheimer,
Hepry M. Mason, D. D.,
Joseph J. Nicholson,
Rev. Carter Page,
Wiliam N. Pendleton,
Wm. Henry Rees,
Joseph Spencer, D. D.,
John M. Todd,
Richard H. Waters,
William A. White,
Thomas James Wyatt,
Leave was granted to the Secretary to make the following reports:
The Secretary, in compliance with the 5th canon, reports to the Convention the names of the following clergymen who were absent from the Conventions of 1845 and 1846 : Rev. Walter D. Addison,
Rev.John P. Robins, “ Saml. G. Callahan,
F. W. Taylor, " Alfred Holmead,
" John M. Todd,
James C. Wheat.
H. COLBURN, Secretary. May 27, 1847.
The Secretary respectfully reports, that by Resolutions of the last Convention, he was "requested to procure three copies, if possible, of all the records, journals, and other documents of the Convention up to the year 1840; and that he also procure for their safe keeping in future, an iron proof chest to cost not more than $100, which is hereby appropriated for this purpose."
“ That he also procure six copies of the last revision of the canons for the use of the Convention."
Immediately after the adjournment of the Convention, an iron proof chest was purchased for $60.50, and six copies of the last revision of the canons.
In reference to the journals, documents, &c. previous to the year 1840, in a circular which he has addressed to the clergy, he has requested them, so far as they can procure either, or any of them, to hand them to him during the present session. He has also made the same request in the Church Times.
H. COLBURN, Secretary. May 27, 1847.
On motion, it was ordered that the reports of the Secretary be entered upon the minutes.
The Chair stated that the Rev. F. W. Taylor, the Rev. Leonard H. Johns, and the Rev. J. H. Kehler, had satisfactorily accounted to him for their absence.
The delegate from All Hallows' Parish, Worcester county, stated that the Rev. Mr. Robins is prevented from attending the present Convention by sickness.
On motion, Resolved, That the election of Standing Committee and delegates to the General Convention, be made the order of the day for to-morrow morning, at 10 o'clock.
The Committee on the election of lay delegates presented their report, which was, on motion, accepted.
The Committee on the qualifications of lay delegates, respectfully report, that the following named gentlemen appear to have been duly appointed lay delegates to this Convention:
Jas. Usher, St. Mary's, Whitechapel, Caroline county.
John E. H. Marshall, Worcester Parish, Worcester county.
Hugh Daven Edson; } St. Paul's, Baltimore.
Saml. J. Donaldson, S
county. Allen Thomas, Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel