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The Daily Dispatch: October 26, 1861., [Electronic resource], Protestant Episcopal Convention in the Confederate States--Final action upon changing its name. (search)
to effect it. The outcry against the term Protestant commenced in a little clique in Oxford, that tried to deprotestantize the world. He did not like to follow their lead. He feared that if the name be changed, it would be the beginning of divisions, and lead to disintegration to a greater or less extent. Bishop Atkinson considered the choice to be between Protestant and Reformed. Reformed expressed a fact, Protestant a spirit, and one that he could not approve of. Emerson, Beecher, Parker, Strauss, etc., were all Protestants, yet Emerson believed the leaves of the forest were God. The term, besides denoting unrest, doubt, denial and unbelief, was indefinite, and inexpressive of anything good. He like the word Catholic, because it indicates the continuity of the Church of Christ. The state of religious feeling in Geneva, Holland, and elsewhere in Europe, among the sects called Protestant, was not such as to recommend the name, except where the influence of the English Churc
Runaway. --Ranaway from the Coal Mines, in Orange county, on the 15th of this month, my boy, Frederick. Said boy is a bright mulatto, stout built, about 21 years of age; has a downward look when spoken to; about 5 feet 6 inches high. I will give a reward of $25 for the securing of him in Lumpkin's Jail, so that I get him again. George W. Parker, Isle of Wight co., Va. se 26--1m *