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AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY,
A CONVENTION OF DELEGATES,
HELD IN THE CITY OF NEW-YORK, MAY, 1816.
TOGETHER WITH THEIR
ADDRESS TO THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES ;
A NOTICE OF THEIR PROCEEDINGS ;
A List of their Officers.
AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY.
At a meeting of Delegates from different Bible Societies, convened in the Consistory Room of the Reformed Dutch Church on the 8th day of May, 1816; Joshua M. Wallace, Esq. of NewJersey, was chosen President of the Convention, and the Rev. Dr. J. B. ROMEyn, and Rev. L. BEECHER, Secretaries.
The meeting was then opened with prayer by the Rev. Dr. Nott.
The following persons appeared as Delegates :
} Fairfield Bible Society.
New York Bible Society.
Albany Bible Society.
Oneida Bible Society
Otsego Bible Society.
New-York Auxiliary Bible Society.
ROBERT SEDGWICK, Rev. Dr. E. Nort,
Union College Bible Society.
Rensselaer Bible Society. Rev. Dr. S. BLATCHFORD,
Saratoga Bible Society.
The members marked thus (*) came in after the convention was formed, and before the adoption of the constitution and address.
Rev. Dr. J. BASSETT,
Mr. D. S. BOGART, Mr. A. VAN SINDERIN,
Mr. G. S. WOODHULL,
Mr. J. M'DOWELL,
J. W. PLATT,
John E. CALDWELL,
New-Jersey Bible Society.
Nassau Hall Bible Society.
Rev. Mr. J. H. RICE,
Newark Bible Society.
Do. do.' do. Kingston.
Mr. W. BURD,
Dr. J. BLYTNE,
The following gentlemen, though not formally commissioned as delegates; yet appearing, from satisfactory evidence, to be substantial representatives of their respective Societies, or a number of members thereof, for all the purposes contemplated by this convention, were admitted to seats, viz.
Rev. Mr. LYMAN BEECHER,
mouth University Bible Society.
Bible and Common Prayer Book Mr. Joshua SANDS, *General Swift,
Society of Long Island.