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CANON L. Of the mode of transmitting Notice of all matters
submitted by the General Convention to the consideration of the Diocesan Conventions.
[The former Canon on this subject was the forty-fuurth of 1808.] It shall be the duty of the secretary of the house of clerical and lay deputies, whenever any alteration of the constitution is proposed, or any other subject submitted to the consideration of the several diocesan conventions, to give a particular notice there. of to the ecclesiastical authority of this church in every diocese.
CANON LI. Of the mode of securing an Accurate View of
the State of the Church from time to time.
[Repealed by the seventh Canon of 1835.) CANON LII. Of the Alms and Contributions at the Holy
Communion. [The former Canon on this subject was the first of 1914.] The alms and contributions at the administration of the holy communion shall be deposited with the minister of the parish, or with such church officer as shall be appointed by him, to be applied by the minister, or under his superintendence, to such pious and charitable uses as shall by him be thought fit.
CANON LIII. Of the Requisites of a Quorum. In all cases in which a canon directs a duty to be performed, or a power to be exercised, by a standing committee, or by the clerical members thereof, or by any other body consisting of several members, a majority of the said members, the whole hav. ing been duly cited to meet, shall be a quorum; and a majority of the quorum so convened, shall be competent to act, unless the contrary is expressly required by the canon. Canon LIV. Of Defraying the Expenses of the General
(Repealed by the eighth Canon of 1835.) CANON LV. Of the Trustees of the General Theological
Seminary. It shall be the duty of the secretary of the convention of every diocese, to forward to the house of clerical and lay deputies, at every General Convention, a certificate, stating the exact number
of clergymen in the diocese, and the amount of funds paid, or secured therein, to the General Theological Seminary, and also the nomination by the diocese of a trustee or trustees for said Seminary, and without such certificates the nomination shall not be confirmed.
Canon LVI. Repealing former Canons. All former canons of this Convention not included in these canons, are hereby repealed.
Done in General Convention, in the city of New York, October, 1832.
By order of the House of Bishops.
WILLIAM WHITE, D.D., Presiding Bishop. Attested, BIRD Wilson, D.D., Secretary. By order of the House of Clerical and Lay Deputies,
WILLIAM E. WYATT, D.D., President. Attested, HENRY ANTHON, D.D., Secretary.
For the Government of the Protestant Episcopal Church
in the United States of America. Passed in General Convention, in Philadelphia, August, 1835.
Canon I. Of the Election of Bishops.
[Repealed by the second Canon of 1838.) Canon II. Of Missionary Bishops.
[Repealed by the first Canon of 1838.]
CANON III. Of those who have Officiated, without Episco
pal Ordination, as Ministers among other Denominations of Christians, and apply for orders in this Church.
[Repealed by the seventh Canon of 1838.1
Canon IV. Of Ministers removing from one Diocese to
another. [Repealed by the seventh Canon of 1841.) Canon V. Of Amenability and Citations. (Former Canons on this subject were the third of 1804, the thirty-first of 1808,
the fourth of 1829, and the thirty-fifth of 1838.] Sect. 1. Every minister shall be amenable, for offences committed by him, to the bishop, and if there be no bishop, the cleri. cal members of the standing committee of the diocese of which he is canonically resident at the time of the charge.
SECT. 2. Unless a state convention shall otherwise provide, a citation to any minister to appear at a certain time and place for the trial of an offence shall be deemed to be duly served upon him, if a copy thereof is left at his last place of abode within the United States, sixty days before the day of appearance named therein ; and in case such minister has departed from the United States, by also publishing a copy of such citation in some newspaper, printed at the seat of government of the state in which the minister is cited to appear, six months before the said day of ap. pearance.
CANON VI. Of the Mode of Publishing Authorized Editions of the Book of Common Prayer, fc.
(Repealed by the ninth Canon of 1838.) CANON VII. Of the Mode of securing an Accurate View of the State of the Church from time to time.
[Repealed by the eighth Canon of 1841.1 CANON VIII. Of Defraying the Expenses of the Gene
[Repealed by the tenth Canon of 1838.) Done in General Convention in the City of Philadelphia, August, 1835.
By order of the House of Bishops.
WILLIAM WHITE, D.D., Presiding Bishop. Attested, Bird Wilson, D.D., Secretary.. By order of the House of Clerical and Lay Deputies.
WILLIAM E. WYATT, D.V., President, Attested, HENRY AXTHON, D.D., Secretary.
For the Government of the Protestant Episcopal Church
in the United States of America. Passed in General Convention in Philadelphia, September, 1838.
Canon I. Of the Election of Bishops. (former Canons on this subject were the first of 1795, the second of 1808, the
first of 1817, the second of 1829, the second of 1832, and the first of 1835.' Secr. 1. Any diocese in union with this church, having at the time less than six officiating presbyters residing therein, regularly settled in a parish or church, and qualified to vote for a bishop; and any diocese at the time of its organization, with a view to ask for admission into union with this church, may, by a vote of the convention thereof, request the General Convention to elect a bishop for the same. And, thereupon, the house of bishops may nominate to the house of clerical and lay deputies, for their concurrence, a suitable person for the office of bishop, who shall, in case of their concurrence, be consecrated as bishop of such diocese. The evidence of the concurrence of the clerical and lay deputies, shall be a certificate, to be signed by a constitutional majority of them, agreeably to the form required by the 3d canon of 1832, to be signed by the members of the convention in the diocese whence a person is recommended for consecration.
SECT. 2. To entitle a diocese to the choice of a bishop by the convention thereof, there must be at the time of such choice, and have been during the year previous, at least six officiating presbyters therein, regularly settled in a parish or church, and quali. fied to vote for a bishop; and six or more parishes represented in the convention electing. But two or more adjoining dioceses, not having respectively the requisite number of presbyters, to entitle either to the choice of a bishop, may associate and proceed to the choice of a bishop, to exercise jurisdiction alike in each of the associated dioceses, if there be at the time of such choice, and have been during the year previous, nine or more such presbyters residing in any part of such associated dioceses qualified as aforesaid ; and the bishop so elected shall exercise episcopal jurisdiction over each of the associated dioceses, until such time as
some one of the said dioceses, having six or more presbyters canonically qualified to elect a bishop, shall elect him, and he shall have accepted the office as its own exclusive diocesan : whereupon, his connection with the other associated diocese, or dioceses, shall cease and determine: provided always, that the dioceses thus associating in the election of a common bishop, and the conventions thereof, shall in all other respects remain as before, unconnected and independent of each other; and, provided also, that such association shall be dissolved on the demise of the bishop, if not before.
Sect. 3. A minister is settled for all purposes here or elsewhere mentioned in these canons, who has been engaged permanently by any parish, according to the rules of said diocese, or for any term not less than one year.
Sect. 4. The 2d canon of 1832, the special canon of 1832, and the 1st canon of 1835, are hereby repealed.
Canon II. Of Missionary Bishops.
[The former Canon on this subject was the second of 1835.) SECT. 1. The house of clerical and lay deputies may, from time to time, on nomination by the house of bishops, elect a suit. able person or persons to be a bishop, or bishops, of this church, to exercise episcopal functions in States or Territories not organized into dioceses. The evidence of such election shall be a certificate, to be subscribed by a constitutional majority of said house of clerical and lay deputies, in the form required by the 3d canon of 1832, to be given by the members of diocesan conventions on the recommendation of bishops elect for consecration, which certificate shall be produced to the house of bishops; and if the house of bishops shall consent to the consecration, they may take order for that purpose.
SECT. 2. The bishop or bishops so elected and consecrated, shall exercise episcopal functions in such States and Territories, in conformity with the constitution and canons of the church, and under such regulations and instructions, not inconsistent therewith, as the house of bishops may prescribe.
SECT. 3. The jurisdiction of this church, extending in right, though not always in form, to all persons belonging to it within the United States, it is hereby enacted, that each missionary bishop shall have jurisdiction over the clergy in the district assigned him; and may, in case a presentment and trial of a clergyman become proper, request the action of any presbyters and standing committee, in any diocese sufficiently near, and the presentment and trial shall be according to the constitution and