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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)
brief synopsis of the debate which ensued in the Protestant Episcopal Convention of the South, now in session at Columbia, S. C., upon the propriety of changing the name of the Church, notice of which was made in our paper of yesterday: Rev. Dr. Wilmer moved, that on the question now before the House, no member speak longer than ten minutes nor more than twice, and that this vote be given by one o'clock. Judge Phelan, of Alabama, took the floor. He had never been satisfied with the wining the name of Protestant Episcopal, shall be known as The Protestant Episcopal Church in the Confederate States of America, "the motion was carried. Bishops, ayes 6, noes 8, Clergy, ayes 7, noes 2, Lalty, ayes 4, noes 1; divided 1. Rev. Dr. Wilmer though the first article just adopted one rendered necessary by circumstances; but not so as to the others. He would now move to recommit the matter into the hands of the committee. He wished the issue to be between the old Constitution an