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United States of America.
A. D. 1854.
PRESBYTERIAN BOARD OF PUBLICATION.
In the General View of Synods, p. 51, and in the Presbyterial Statistical Tables, p. 170, " Synod
CLERKS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. Rev. John LEYBURN, D.D., Stated Clerk. Office 144 Chestnut street, Philadelphia. Rev. A. T. McGILL, D. D., Permanent Clerk, Princeton, New Jersey.
TRUSTEES OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. Geo. H. VAN GELDER, Esq., Treasurer. Office North Pennsylvania Railroad Building, Walnut street, Philadelphia.
JAMES BAYARD, Esq., Secretary. Office No. 159 Walnut street, Philadelphia.
BOARD OF DOMESTIC MISSIONS. Rev. G. W. MUSGRAVE, D. D., Corresponding Secretary and General Agent. Office No. 265 Chestnut street, Philadelphia.
Rev. R. HAPPERSETT, Assistant Secretary. Office 265 Chestnut street, Philadelphia. S. D. Powel, Esq., Treasurer. Office No. 265 Chestnut street, Philadelphia.
BOARD OF EDUCATION.
Rev. WILLIAM CHESTER, D.D., Associate Secretary.
BOARD OF FOREIGN MISSIONS. WALTER LOWRIE, Esq., Corresponding Secretary. Mission House, corner of Centre and Reade streets, New York.
Rev. John C. LOWRIE, D.D., Co-ordinate Secretary.
William RANKIN, Jr. Esq., Treasurer. Mission House, corner of Centre and Reade streets, New York.
BOARD OF PUBLICATION. Rev. B. M. SMITH, D. D., Corresponding Secretary and General Agent. Office No. 265 Chestnut street, Philadelphia.
JOSEPH P. ENGLES, Esq., Publishing Agent. Office and Store 265 Chestnut street, Philadelphia.
A. 'W. MITCHELL, M. D., Treasurer. Office No. 265 Chestnut street, Philadelphia. WINTHROP SARGENT, Esq., Superintendent of Colportage.
MINISTERS' AND WIDOWS' FUND. Corporation for the Relief of poor and distressed Presbyterian Ministers, and poor and distressed Widows and Children of Presbyterian Ministers. R. M. PATTERSON, Treasurer.
CHURCH EXTENSION COMMITTEE. Rev. Joseph H. Jones, D. D., Chairman. Rev. W. W. Phillips, D.D., Rev. W. S. Plumer, D. D., Rev. Henry Steele Clarke, Rev. Daniel Stewart, D. D., Rev. G. W. Musgrave, D. D., ex off., Rev. R. Happersett, ex off., A. W. Mitchell, M. D., Matthew Newkirk, James Field, Charles Macalester, Paul T. Jones, Robert L. Stuart.
Address, Office of the Board of Missions, No 265 Chestnut street, Philadelphia.
FUND FOR DISABLED MINISTERS AND THE FAMILIES OF
DECEASED MINISTERS. Applications for aid from this fund must be made on the recommendation of a Presbytery, and addressed to Rev. Joseph H. JONES, D. D., Chairman of the Committee on that fund, 198 Spruce street, Philadelphia.
BUFFALO, N. Y., May 18, 1854. THE General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, met, agreeably to appointment, in the Central Presbyterian Church, Buffalo, New York, on Thursday the 18th day of May, in the year of our Lord 1854, at 11 o'clock, A. M., and was opened with a sermon by the Rev. John C. Young, D. D., Moderator of the last Assembly, from Luke xxii. 26: “But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve."
After the sermon, the Moderator proceeded to constitute the sessions with prayer.
The Assembly then adjourned, to meet at half-past three P. M. Closed with prayer.
THURSDAY AFTERNOON. The Assembly met, and was opened with prayer.
The Committee on Commissions reported, that the Rev. A. H. Seeley, Foreign Missionary, from the Presbytery of Furrukhabad, John G. Fackler, Minister, from the Presbytery of Missouri, J. H. Nevius, Minister, from the Presbytery of Fort Wayne, Daniel D. Atcheson, Ruling Elder, from the Presbytery of Brazos, and Matthew Henning, Ruling Elder, from the Presbytery of Madison, were present with informal commissions: and that the Rev. A. Smith, from the Presbytery of Maury, and Nathan McDowell, Ruling Elder, from the Presbytery of Carlisle, were present without commissions.
On motion, a Committee on Elections was appointed, consisting of Messrs. Stuart Robinson, D. V. McLean, and John Fine, to whom these and similar cases were referred.
The Permanent Clerk, from the Standing Committee on Commissions, then reported, that the following persons present had been duly appointed, and were hereby enrolled as Commissioners to this General Assembly, and their Commissions were laid on the table, accordingly, viz.
I. OF THE SYNOD OF ALBANY.
John C. House,(5)*
R. W. Distin.
R. G. Vermilye, D.D. * The figure annexed to any member's name, denotes the day of his appearance and enrolment.