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march more than half-way towards Rome. When changes of this sort were proposed, there must be some reason for them. Mr. Pearce, of Alabama, said that the term Protestant Episcopal originated in Maryland, to distinguish it from the Romish Church there. It was attached to the Church by the merest accident. Bishops Otey and Davis entered into some explanations of their previous remarks. Bishop Elliott moved an adjournment. The question was called for. Pending the call, Dr. Wilmer, of Virginia, expressed his desire to cut short the whole discussion. He was for adapting the old Constitution and Canons to the altered circumstances of the Church. He would move at the proper time to substitute it for the one now proposed. Bishop Meads, from the chair, expressed the deep regret he felt in putting the question. He implored his brethren to pause and consider well the results of the contemplated action. They might give aid and comfort to their enemies, and inflict
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
The Daily Dispatch: November 27, 1861., [Electronic resource], Public meeting in Memphis for the defence of the City. (search)
icemond. --The Richmond correspondent of the Nashville Union and American has the following reference in a late letter to the celebration of the National frist in Richmond: The churches were well attended, and the sermons in some instances powerful. The services at Paut's, the church attended by the President, were peculiarity solemn and impressive. The choir was enriched by one or the clearest and sweetes soprano voices to which I have ever listened, and the discourse of the Rev. Mr. Wilmer contained enough original and striging thought to make up a some of common-place sermons. The them was the duration of the war, and it was treated as became a man and a Christian--a true Southern man, full of love for his country and his country's cause, and full; too, of just resentment and righteous indignation against the base, besotted, and God forsaken winknes who seek to crush us under the earliest of despotisms. Yet it was no political sermon, but abounded an gennine Christia
Immanuel Church. --Rev. Dr. Walker, the former able and respected Rector of Christ Church, Alexandria, has received and accepted a unanimous call to the Rectorship of Immanuel Church, Henrico county, made vacant by the election of Dr. Wilmer to the Episcopate of Alabama.
Late Northern News. reported Federal victories — the case of Rev. Dr. Wilmer--arrest of Englishmen as Spies — a regiment of negroes reported in the Peninsuvoices together in a choral song in honor of King Cotton. The case of Rev. Dr. Wilmer. We find the following vindication of Rev. Dr. Wilmer in the BaltimoreRev. Dr. Wilmer in the Baltimore American, of the 10th inst. A list of the articles belonging to Rev. Dr. Wilmer, detained at Old Point as contraband, was published in this paper on Tuesday last: Rev. Dr. Wilmer, detained at Old Point as contraband, was published in this paper on Tuesday last: Messrs Editors Baltimore American: Though I greatly differ with the Rev. Dr. Wilmer with respect to public affairs, I feel bound to ask a suspension of opinion athe Rev. Dr. Wilmer with respect to public affairs, I feel bound to ask a suspension of opinion as to his effects, pronounced contraband, in this morning's American. Whatever he carried with him, in a manner so public, and with the purpose of submitting it to innue, on his own farm, and in his own family. At all events, I have known Dr. Wilmer for many years as a man of stainless integrity, and I cannot see him spoken o
Religious. --Bishop Wilmer, of Alabama one of the most eloquent divines of the Episcopal Church, preached in St. John's Church yesterday morning.
Consecration of a Bishop. --Rev Dr. Wilmer, Bishop elect of Alabama, will be consecrated to-day at half past 10 o'clock, A. M., at St. Panl's Church.
s will at once recur to those who are acquainted with his private life. In the omited sphere of a Christian Bishop he was unblameable, and in the character of a Christian, above suspicion. All religious denominations of the South held him in profound reverence and honor. Of the fifty years of his ministry it may be said with truth, "He has fought a good fight — he has kept the faith." His last ecclesiastical sermon was on Thursday of last week, when he assisted in the consecration of Rev. Dr. Wilmer to the Episcopate of Alabama. He was then in such feeble health that he could with difficulty get through that portion of the services which fell to his lot. It was evident that while the consecrating hands of the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in this country were laid on the head of a new leader of the Christian host, the consecrating hands of the Angel of Death were descending upon his own white locks, and preparing them to receive that crown of glory which is the reward o
a successful attack by the enemy. It med entirely unnecessary, as from their "mobility," they are perhaps as safe in place as another. whole city is in a state of excitement a fews of the exploits of the Merrimac, has just been received. It is consid quite a nice thing, and fortunately hap just at the right time. weather is exceedingly unpleasant, and it is not so cold as in Virginia, it is, if a thing be possible, very much more and is always damper. Upon rivers there is an almost constant fog. shop Wilmer is shortly expected, and Mr. of Christ Church, gave notice that soon confirmation would be administered the Bishop. martial law is enforced, and without full or permits one advances slowly. upon every approach to the city, with trouble or tered, with greater is left — as at Nashville, where the were beginning to fortify, when it was so I fear this wisely stringent sure has been too long neglected, and the commated all they desure. C *****
g Republican has intelligence from reliable source that five thousand Federal troops had crossed the Cumberland mountains at Wheeler's Gap, and were, at the latest dates, advancing on Knoxville. General Smith had succeeded in getting in the rear of the enemy with four thousand men, and we also had five or six thousand at Cumberland Gap. It was confidently believed by our informant that the whole Federal force would be killed or captured. Opinion of a leading Liverpool paper. [From Wilmer & Smith's Times, March, 1.] The anniversary of Washington's birthday draw together a large assemblage of the leading Americans in London at a public breakfast, and the opportunity was not lost of making most of the occasion. It has been the good fortune of the great Western. The public to have been long represented at the British, by man of distinguished annuity, but we question whether the United States over had an abler diplomatic or a more skillful speaker than Mr. Adams, and his
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