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OF THE

PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

PRIMARY Convention

OF THE

Protestant Episcopal Church,

IN THE

Diocese OF CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA,

HELD IN

St. Stephen's Church, Harrisburg,

Wednesday, November 9th, and Thursday, November 10th, A. D. 1871.

TO WHICH IS PREFIXED AN

Account of the Proceedings Preparatory to the For-

mation of the Diocese.

Also an Account of the Consecration of the Bishop-
Elect; with the Sermon of the Rt. Rev.G. T. Bede!),

D.D., Assistant Bishop of Ohio.

PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE CONVENTION:

PHILADELPHIA:
M'CALLA & STAVELY, PRINTERS, 237-9 DOCK STREET.

1872.

THE NEW YORK
PUBLIC LIBRARY
116726

ASTOR, LENOX AND
TILDEN FOUNDATIONS.

1898.

PROCEEDINGS

PREPARATORY TO THE

ERECTION OF THE NEW DIOCESE.

AOTION OF THE CONVENTION OF THE DIOCESE OF PENN

SYLVANIA.

In 1866, at the next Convention after the formation of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, within the original limits of the Diocese of Pennsylvania, the subject of another division of the latter Diocese was brought up by a resolution and referred to a Committee of Seven to report thereon at the next Convention. The report of the Committee, when presented in 1867, showed that out of 75 parishes, in the District proposed to be set off, only 29 wished division, and out of 58 clergymen, only 26 approved the measure.

At that Convention the following resolution was adopted :

Resolved, The Bishop concurring, that the consent of this Convention is hereby given to the proposed division of the Diocese, on condition that twothirds of the Clergy and of the Parishes now entitled to representation therein, and being in that portion of the Diocese proposed to be set off, do give official information to the Standing Committee of their desire for such division, and that they have provided sufficient means for the support of their Bishop, the proposed division being all that portion of the present Diocese of Pennsylvania, which lies outside of the Counties of Philadelphia, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Bucks.

By the same Convention, all the documents touching

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