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PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
FROM ITS ORGANIZATION UP TO THE PRESENT DAY:
1. A NARRATIVE OF THE ORGANIZATION AND OF THE
EARLY MEASURES OF THE CHURCH;
II. ADDITIONAL STATEMENTS AND REMARKS;
III. AN APPENDIX OF ORIGINAL PAPERS.
BY WILLIAM WHITE, D. D.
BISHOP OF THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF
SWORDS, STANFORD, AND CO.
No. 152 Broadway.
loo. 6. 92. .
TO THE BISHOPS OF THE PROTESTANT
MY MUCH ESTEEMED BRETHREN,
The motive to the prefixing of a dedication to these Memoirs, is the opportunity thus afforded of testifying to the Church at large, the harmony which has subsisted among us in our joint counsels for the conducting of our ecclesiastical concerns. If, at any time there has been a shade of difference of opinion, it has been overbalanced by the pleasure of mutual concession, and by the profit of amicable discussion.
All of you have been ordained to the Episcopacy by my hands. Submission of opinion on this account, is what I have never had the arrogancy to claim : but if any degree of personal respect should be supposed a natural consequence, I can thankfully acknowledge, that it has been bestowed.
Having lived in days in which there existed prejudices in our land against the name, and much more against the office, of a bishop; and when it was doubtful, whether any