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Master-builder in the Temple of Christ; he tolical Church of England; an undertaking, built for strength, not for show; for others, not which, under his prudent and energetic mafor himself.
nagement, was in the most promising state of His remains were interred on the evening of advancement; but the conipletion of which, the 11th of June, within the walls of his own under the Divine Blessing, must be looked for cathedral, with all the solemnity due to his cha- from a similar combination of talent and piety racter and station. In ordaining that his ashes in those who may hereafter be called to the exshould rest in the land of his high and holy ex ercise of episcopal functions in India. ertions, Providence would almost appear to “That this board, recollecting the solemn have placed his heavenly mark upon their and affecting address, in which the bishop, upon worth.
the eve of his departure for India, took leave of He has left no children behind him to lament the society, and adverting to the pledge which his loss; but in the person of his widow, he has he then gave of promoting to the utmost of his left a sacred legacy to his country-a legacy power the objects of the society, within the that, we trust, will be accepted and cherished. sphere of his spiritual influence, are desirous of of this amiable and excellent woman the bíc expressing their grateful sense of the zealous shop, in a private letter, spake in the following and effectual manner in which that pledge has affecting wordsama Mrs. Middleton is nearly all been redeemed. that I have to rest upon in India, partịceps on. “ That with a view to a more durable ex. nium conciliorum meorum, et pro viribus ad- pression of the esteem and regret of this board, jutrix.”
measures be taken for the erection of a Monu. Dear is the name of this great and good man, ment to the memory of the late Lord Bishop to those that knew him best and loved him of Calcutta, in the cathedral church of St. most; and precious will his memory be in the Paul; the expense to be defrayed by the indisight of those whose hearts are engaged in the vidual subscriptions of members of the Society advancement of the Redeemer's Kingdom upon for Promoting Christian Knowledge; and that earth.-" His body is buriell in peace, but his books be forthwith opened at the society's name liveth for evermore." Millions and mil- office, and with the secretaries of the diocesan Jions of those who shall hereafter be added to and district committees, for receiving the names the Church of Christ in the regions of the of subscribers. East, shall bless in pious gratitude the memory “ That this board feel a melancholy satisfacof him, who was the first and great instrument tion in adopting a suggestion made by the late of the Almighty in their conversion; and Lord Bishop of Calcutta, in his last letter to the among them shall his name be bad in honour, society, relative to the foundation of five schotill time itself shall be no more.
larships in the Mission College at Calcutta ; and If there be in heaven, as we believe in hum. accordingly agree to place the sum of 60001. at ble confidence that there is, an exalted lot for the disposal of the Society for the Propagation those apostolic men, who have sacrificed every of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, for the purpose tie of kindred and of country to the call of hea of endowing five scholarships, besides affording ven, and have gone forth to plant the Church a salary for a Tamul teacher, in the said colof Christ in distant lands; among these holy lege, with such reference to the sons of the sospirits shall the great founder of the Indian ciety's missionaries as the statutes of the college Church be numbered for ever, and, in the pre- may allow; and that this board, anxious that sence of the Redeemer, enjoy with them the the piety and zeal of the late Lord Bishop of consummation of his everlasting reward. Calcutta should be honoured with an appropri
åte memorial in the country where they were BARTLETT'S BUILDINGS,
most conspicuously and benencially displayed, 16th Dec. 1822.
do recommend, that the said scholarships be
founded, and henceforth called by the name of At a numerous and highly respectable meet. Bishop Middleton's Scholarships. ing of members of the Society for Promoting "That this board, having a well grounded Christian Kuowledge, convened for the purpose confidence, that the Venerable Archdeacon of considering what meastires it might be pro. Loring will, during the vacancy iņ the See of per for the society to adopt, on occasion of the Calcutta, use his best endeavours to promote famented death of the Lord Bishop of Calcutta: the several important designs for the advanceThe Right Rev, the LORD BISHOP OF
ment of Christian knowledge in the East, which LONDON in the chair, (in the unavoidable occupied so large a portion of the late Lord Biabsence of his grace the president.)
shop's time and solicitude, do invite the arch
deacon to enter into correspondence with the The following resolutions were unanimously society; and do assure him, that any suggesgreed to:
tions which he may think proper to offer, in “That this board baving received, with feels furtherance of those designs, will obtain the soings of the deepest regret, intelligence of the ciety's most favourable consideration. death of the Right Rev. Thomas Fanshawe That, as a mark of the high esteem enterMiddleton, D. D. Lord Bishop of Calcutta, do tained by this board for the character and vir. sincerely deplore the sudden termination of tues of the widow of the late Lord Bishop of that long and intimate connexion which sub- Calcutta, a copy of the resolutions adópteil at sisted between his lordship and the society. this special general meeting of the society,
“That this board feel it their duty thus pub- handsomely written on vellum, be presented to licly to express their lively sense of that rare Mrs. Middleton immediately after her arrival union of wisdom, activity, and firmness, which in England.' marked the character of the late Lord Bishop “That a committee, consisting of nine memof Calcutta, and qualified him, in an eminent bers of the society, viz.—His Grace the Lari degree, to accomplish the arduous'undertaking Archbishop of Canterbury, (president,) the of establishing in the East a branch of the apos- Right Rev, the Lord Bishop of Lomlon, the
Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Llandaff, (Dean “Agreed unanimously, That the cordial and of St. Paul's,) the Right Hon. Lard Kenyon, respectful thanks of the meeting be offered to the Venerable the Archdeacon of London, the his Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury, for Venerable the Archdeacon of Middlesex, the presiding on this occasion. Venerable the Archdeacon of Colchester, the
“GEO. GASKIN, D. D. Rev. Dr. D’Oyly, Joshua Watson, Esq. be ap
“ Secretary. pointed to superintend the erection of the monument, and to take all such steps as may be necessary for carrying the resolutions of this
Another account from the Missionary meeting into effect.
Register. “That the contributions, towards the erec We record, with sincere sorrow, the unextion of the monument, be limited to the amount pected and sudden demise of the Bishop of of each member's annual subscription to the Calcutta. This afflicting event is thus announced society.
in a Calcutta paper: “ That the resolutions adopted by the board “July 11th, 1822.-At the Presidency, on at this special meeting of the society, be pub- the night of Monday, the 8th instant, about lished under the direction of the committee. eleven o'clock, died the Right Rev. Thomas
Agreed unanimously, That the thanks of Fanshawe Middleton, D. D. Lord Bishop of this meeting be given to the Right Rev. the Lord Calcutta, after a short but severe illness, wlich Bishop of London, for having taken the chair; baffled all medical skill. His Lordship was in and for the very obliging and able manner in full possession of health on the preceding Tues. which he has conducted the business of the day. day, when he visited the college. On the day
“ GEO. GASKIN, D. D. of his death, he was conceived to have passed “ Secretary.” the crisis of the fever, under which he had suf
fered during this short interval; and to be out..
Dec. 27, 1822. of danger: at half past seven o'clock, he was At a second special general meeting, con thought much better; but, at eight, he was yened for the purpose of receiving and taking seized with a violent paroxysm of fever, and at into consideration, an application from the In eleven o'clock expired. The tolling of the cacorporated Society for the Propagation of the thedral bell, at intervals of a minute, announced Gospel in Foreign Parts, " for permission to this melancholy event to the community, at sunco-operate with the members of the Society for rise on the following morning.” Promoting Christian Knowledge, in the erec We have learned some further particulars, cion of a monument to the memory of the late which will be interesting to all who have markLord Bishop of Calcutta, in the cathedral ed, with pleasure, the course which this able church of St. Paul, and thus to perpetuate prelate was pursuing in India. their feelings of gratitude for his services and The objects before his Lordship, in proceed. admiration of his talents :"
ing to India, were confessedly great and difficult. His Grace the LORD ARCHBISHOP OF fully against his very ofice; while he had to
He had to conciliate prejudice, acting powerCANTERBURY in the chair:
maintain both the dignity and the courtesy of a. The following resolutions were unanimously Christian bishop: and, above all, while extendagreed to:
ing his first care to his own countrymen in In“ That this board gladly acknowledge the dia, and watching over their spiritual interests, 'cordial union that has so long and so happily a mind like his could not but be deeply affected subsisted between the Society for Promoting by the ignorance of multitudes of native ChrisChristian Knowledge and the Incorporated So. tians, and the awful condition of the myriads of ciety for the Propagation of the Gospel in Fo heathens and Mahomedans around him. Yet reign Parts, inasmuch as the two societies arose this great object his Lordship had to approach from the same stock, were founded on the same with peculiar caution. Prejudices and fears principles, and act under the same president. on this point, altogether unworthy of professed
“That this board, therefore, however anxi. Christians, and countenanced neither by faets ous they may have been to reserve to the mem nor by juet reasoning, were, however, numera bers of the Society for Promoting Christian ous and strong. In what manner the bishop's Knowledge the honour of offering a suitable mind seems to have opened to the right course, tribute to the memory of the late Lord Bishop and how nobly he was countenancer and supof Calcutta, cannot resist the earnest request ported by the whole body of the church and its that has now been made by the sister society, chief societies at home, our readers well know. to be admitted to co-operate with them in the To this difficult post, the bishop brought an erection of the monument proposed to be placed enlarged and comprehensive miod; which was, in the cathedral church of St. Paul.
however, somewhat anxious in the prosecution “That two members of the Incorporated So of its purposes. The importance of his office, ciety for the Propagation of the Gospel, viz. the and his work in India, appears to have been Rev. H. H. Norris, and the Rev. J. Lonsdale, felt by him with increasing weight. The exerbe added to the special committee whichi bas tions both of mind and body requisite for the been appointed to carry this design into execu discharge of this office, as the bishop laboured tion
to discharge it, in so extensive a diocess as that “That the Archdeacon of London be re committed to his care, seem to have been more quested to furnish the board with a copy of the than his constitution, though naturally strong, admirable address delivered by him at the last could bear up against in such a climate as Inspecial general meeting, for the uses of the so dia. The slightest indisposition would latterly ciety.
depress him, and lead him to speak as if he felt
himself to be dying. Such had been the geneThe author of the Letter to Lord Liver ral habit of his mind for some time back. pool on Bible Societies. Ed. C.J.
On Wednesday, the 3d of July, the bishop
and his lady went to take an airing about an the General Theological Seminary of hour before sun-set. On turning a corner, about the Protestant Episcopal Church in the the bishop. He instantly expressed a feeling of United States :: baving received what is called " a stroke of the sun;" and said that he was sure he should suf- neral Theological Seminary of the Pro
Whereas, by the Statutes of the Gefer from it. The carriage immediately returned tiome. Severe head-ache soon came on. His testant Episcopal Church in the United Lordship took strong medicine; but would not States, (chap. vii. Ş 1.) "satisfactory allow his physician to be sent for. He became evidence of classical and scientific atvery restless; and, on going to bed, said that he never felt so before, and God only knew what tainments” is to be presented to the the result would be. Contrary to lus usual ha. Faculty by every applicant for admisbit when unwell, he spoke no more of death. sion into the seminary; therefore, Remust work night and day to accomplish the busi- solved, that, with the exception of ness which he had on hand. Next day, he sat « candidates for holy. orders, with full at his desk eight hours, answering some papers qualifications, and of those persons allowed his physician to be sent for, but would who shall present a diploma from some see uo one else-was exceedingly restless, and college, every applicant for admission seemed to labour under the impression, that a into the seminary shall be required to load of business lay upon him: and this idea did not forsake him till his death. The feverish stand an examination on the general symptoms were never violent-his pulse about principles of Natural and Moral Philo. 50, and only at one time 86; but ihe restless sophy, and Rhetoric; and, in the Laeagerness of his mind nothing could allay: itin and Greek languages, on the folwith the impression that he was decidedly bet- lowing works, or such others as shall ter; but he had not been long gone, when the be considered as an equivalent subbishop became very violent, walked about in great sgitation, and, on being compelled to lie stitute-- viz. Sallust, Virgil's Æneid, down, nature began to give way. His articula- Cicero's Orations, or De Officiis; and kioo soon failed. The archdeacon and his lord- the four Gospels, Xenophon's Cyroship's domestic chaplain were sent for. He knew the archdeacon, and made strong at pedia, and the first three Books of Hotempts to speak, but could not be understood. The final scene closed very rapidly, and about The editors of the Gospel Advocate, eleven he ceased to breathe. The physician, Churchman's Magazine, Philadelphia the archdeacon, the bishop's chaplain, the senior chaplain at the Presidency, and another Recorder, and Washington Theologifriend, were present. The dying bishop and cal Repertory, are requested to insert his afflicted widow were cominended, in hum: the above in their respective works. ble prayeļ, to the God of their salvation; and she seemed to receive strength in the attempt to resign herself to his holy will. : The fever of which the bishop died is known
Bishop White Scholarship. to medical men; but its cause and cure have hitherto escaped their research. Under the A NUMBER of ladies in Philadelphia, restless anxiety occasioned by it, the patient, with a laudable zeal, have endowed a though conscious of every thing that loses all control of his mind ; so that the bishop Scholarship in the Protestant Episcopal would admit no one to his sick room but Mrs. Theological Seminary of the United Middleton, and the doctor and servant. States. By the constitution of the se
On Sunday evening the bishop had desired to be prayed for by the congregation at the ca
minary, 2000 dollars only are requirthedral. On the evening of Thursday, his re ed; but the sum raised by the ladies mains were deposited, amidst the affectionate
amounts to 2500 dollars; the whole regrets of multitudes. His lordship has left 500l. to the college, with
amount being destined to the proposed 500 volumes from his library to be selected by object. the principal; and, as a token of regard to the place of his early education, a like sum of money to Christ's Hospital.
New-York Protestant Episcopal Sun
day School Society.
THE sixth anniversary of the NeroStanding Rule of the Faculty of the York Protestant Episcopal Sunday
General Theological Seminary of School Society was celebrated in St. the Protestant Episcopal Church in Paul's chapel, in this city, on the afterthe United States.
noon of Wednesday, the 9th of April, We are requested to insert the fol- 1823. The schools belonging to this lowing Standing Rule of the Faculty of society are those of Trinity church,
and St. Paul's and St. John's chapels, Consecration of Christ Church. and St. Mark's, Christ, Grace, Zion, St. On Saturday morning, the 29th of Luke's, and "St. Philip's churches. The March, 1823, Christ Church, in Anscholars' assembled on this occasion thony-street, near Broadway, Newamounted to about 1400, and, with their York, was consecrated to the service of superintendents and teachers, and the Almighty God, by the Right Rev. Bimanagers of the society,' occupied all shop Hobart, agreeably to the rites and the pews, and also benches throughout ceremonies of the Protestant Episcopal the different aisles on the ground floor Church in the United States. The day of that large chapel. Evening prayer was remarkably fine for the season, was conducted by the Rev. Dr. Lyell, which 'favoured the attendance of a and an appropriate address delivered very large and respectable congrega: by the Rev. Mr. Berrian. The scho- tion, whose serious deportment and atlars then sung a hynan, selected from tention to the solemn and impressive the 106th psalm in metre: the final service, evinced a conviction that they prayers, including an appropriate col- regarded themselves assembled in the Tect from the liturgy, and the benedic temple of the ever-living God. tion, by the bishop.
The erection of this chaste and The occasion and exercises were splendid edifice reflects great honour highly interesting, and calculated to on the spirit and enterprise of the Rev. strengthen conviction of the import- Dr. Lyell (the rector) and his people, ance and value of Sunday school instruc- The site is very favourable, on elevated tion. Besides the officiating clergy, we ground, a dry soil, of easy access from were gratified to perceive, in the chan- the west side of Broadway, and in the cel, the attendance of the Rev. Drs. midst of a very respectable population. Harris, Turner, and Wilson; and the The form is oblong, about 100 feet bij Rev. Messrs. M*Vickar, Onderdonk, 65; the sides and rear of neat gray Creighton, Wainwright, Breintnall, Up- stone; the front and tower are faced fold, Doane, Eastburn, and Sellon, of with hewn brown stone, of superior this city; the Rev. Mr. Haskell, of Rye; quality and workmanship. The doors and the Rev. Mr. Sayres, of Jamaica; and windows in front are nicked and Long Island.
ärched in the true pointed Gothic style; We refer our readers to the interest- the windows in the flanks and rear-are ing and gratifying report of the board also arched in the pointed form," and of managers of this institution, inserted cased with bewn brown stone." A quadt at page 134 of this Journal.
rangular tower, projecting about three feet froin the face of the front wall, and about 90 feet elevation, is crowned
with an open battlement, and diagonal Society Lands in Vermont.
pyramids. The vestry-room, twenty In our number for February last, p. feet by eight, is in the rear, from which 61, we inserted an article from the a flight of steps leads to the pulpit. The Churchman's Magazine respecting these interior is finished in a plain Gothic lands. In relation to the suit instituted style, corresponding with the exterior, for their recovery, the National Intelli- and contains 124 pews on the first floor, gencer says, that on" Wednesday, the and 66 in the galleries, constructed on i2th of March, Mr. Justice Washing- an improved plan, that contributes ton delivered the opinion of the majo- greatly to the ease and comfort of the rity of the court in the case of the So- occupants, as well as to their seeing ciety for Propagating the Gospel in and hearing the preacher. There is a Foreign Parts, (in England,) against gradual declivity to the chancel, which the town of New Haven, (in Vermont,) is in front of the pulpit, surrounded which was argued by Mr. Hopkinson with a neat railing excluding the readfor the plaintiffs, and by Mr. Webster, ing desk. The pulpit, canopy, and alat the last term. Certificate to the tar, are in a style bordering on the circuit court that the plaintiffs are en- florid Gothic, and probably not surtitled to judgment."
passed in classic association and exqui
site workmanship by any thing of the mitted to the holy order of deacons. kind in this country:
The service was conducted by the Rev. It is understood that the Rev. Man- Dr. Barry, and the sermon by the Revo ton Eastburn has been appointed by Dr. Wyatt.-And on Thursday, the the vestry of Christ church assistant to 20th of March, an ordination was held the rector, and that it is intended to in the same church, by the same bihave three services every Sunday, and shop, when the Rev. Charles P. MʻIlone on every Wednesday evening while vaine was admitted to the holy order the season permits.
of priests. Sermon by the Rev. Dr. We have obtained the following ex- Wyatt..-Theolog. Repert. tract from the bishop's sermon on that occasion : « For celebrating this worship with
Obituary Notice. decency, with order, and with every DIED, lately, at Richmond, Virginia, possible convenience, this temple, is ad- the Rev. JOHN BUCHANAN, D. D. Recmirably adapted. It is not necessary for tor of Henrico parish. The following nie to enlarge on the neatness, the con- obituary notice of this venerable man is venience, and the beauty of its arrange extracted from a southern print:ments. But I should do violence to my
“ There are few things more pleasfeelings, did I not express the satisfac- ing to a generous mind, than to call to tion with which I behold my reverend view the merit of a departed friend, and brother,* who commenced in this city to trace in recollection those virtues by his course of ministerial usefulness which his life was distinguished. In many years since, and with whom I the death of the late Rev. Dr. John Buhave been from that period most inti- chanan, our city has been deprived of mately and affectionately associated, an individual, whose amiable qualities called hereafter to exercise his faithful gave him a place in the affections of all and honourable functions in an edifice who knew him. He was a firm bem that presents every convenience, and liever in the Lord Jesus Christ; and every necessary ornament. Nor can I trusted to the atonement offered on the avoid congratulating the congregation, cross for the salvation of his soul. His to whom he has so long happily minis- disinterested labours form a proof of tered, on the zeal and pious enterprise his attachment to the Redeemer perwith which, by their own resources, fectly conclusive; and the good will he they have raised so costly a structure. manifested toward all men, is an eviAdmitting, in the largeness of its ac
dence that his heart was influenced by commodations, an accession to their the spirit of the doctrines he inculcated. numbers, we trust they will receive this He was a stranger to every disposition accession from the respectable popula- of unkindness, and no invective against tion which surrounds it—and that thus himself, however bitter that invective the burden of erecting it, which would might be, could extort from him an ex-, fall heavily on them alone, will be pression of resentment, or force him shared by others. They have raised from the high ground of Christian cha<a building, an ornament to our city, and rity. The author of this feeble tribute an honour to the charch of which they of attention knew bim well, and it is are members; and they deserve, and we
with truth he can declare, that of all trust they will receive, cordial and libe
men with whom he has ever been acral patronage and support.”
quainted, Buchanan was inferior to
none in humility of heart, benevolence Ordinations at Baltimore. of disposition, and sincerity of friendOn Wednesday, the first of Janu- ship. ary, 1823, an ordination was held in “During his last illness, his mind St. Paul's church, Baltimore, by the was fixed upon the change whicla Right Rev. Bishop Kemp, when the awaited him. He saw the gradual apRev. Frederick P. Schroeder was ad- proaches of death; and endeavoured to
prepare himself for the solemn sum* The Rev. Dr. Lyell.
mons of his God. He frequently united