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WITH NOTICES OF THE PRESENT STATE OF THE CHURCH IN EACH PARISH :

AND SOME ACCOUNT OF THE

EARLY CIVIL HISTORY OF CAROLINA,

NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED.

TO WHICH ARE ADDED;
THE LAWS RELATING TO RELIGIOUS WORSHIP; THE JOURHALS AND RULES
OF THE CONVENTION OF SOUTI-CAROLINS; THE CONSTIINTION AND
CANONS OF THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL OHURCH, AND
THE COURSE OF ECCLESIAOTICAL STU2I25.

- WITH

An Index, and List of Sql;scribers.

BY FREDERICK DALCHO, M. D.
Assistant Minister of St. Michael's Church, Charleston.

CHARLESTON:

PUBLISHED BY E. THAYER, AT HIS THEOLOGICAL BOOK-STORE, BROAD-STREET.

Arch’d. E. Miller, Printer, 120, Broad-street.

District of South-Carolina, o wil ::: ::: *XXX* BE IT REMEMIERED; that on the fifteenth day of March, Anno Domini,

one thousand mitohutched and twenty, and in the forty-fourth year of the Inde verdenee of the United States of America, the Rev. Frederick Dalcho, M. D.

of the said district, brath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right * whero he cams as agthon in the words following, to wit:

« An Historical Account of the Protestant Episcopal Church in South-Carolina, from the

first settlement of the Province, to the War of the Revolution, with notices of the present state of the Church in each Parish: and some account of the early Civil History of Carolina, never before published. To which are added; the Laws relating to Religious Worship; the Journals and Rules of the Convention of So. Carolina; the Constitution and Cannons of the Protestant Episcopal Church, and the Course of Ecclesiastical Studies: with an Index, and List of Subscribers. By Frederick Dalcho, M. D. Assistant Minister of St. Michael's Church, Charleston."

In conformity with the act of Congress of the United States, entitled "An act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the Copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned,” and also to the act entitled - An act supplementary to an act entitled " An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned," and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and etching historical and other prints."

JAMES JERVEY,
Clerk of the District of South-Carolina.

TO THE

Right Rev. NATHANIEL BOWEN, D. D.

BISHOP OF THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH,

IN THE DIOCESS OF SOUTH-CAROLINA.

Right Rev. & DEAR SIR,

TO whom could I dedicate the following Pages, with so much propriety, as to one, who has been called, by the unanimous suffrage of Clergy and Laity, to preside over the Church whose history they record ?

In offering to your acceptance the first Historical Acci unt of a part of the Church in Anserica, permit me to express the satisfactin I dorive from the opportunity, thus afforded me, of making this profession of my respect and esteem.

The early History of the Church in Carolina, is full of instruction to the Clergy of the present day. It must excite in our bosoms, the most ardent gratitude to God, and the sincerest reverence for those holy men, who braved the storms of the Ocean, and the terrors of the Wilderness, to preach the Gospel of a crucified Redeemer. It must excite our admiration and praise, that the banner of the cross was displayed by those hum

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ble servants of God, in a savage land, surrounded by perils to which we are strangers, and destitute of those comforts which we enjoy.

Surely then, we, to whom a better lot has fallen, have abundant reason, from their example and success, to exert all the faculties of our bodies and our minds, to render unto God " true and laudable service,in the salvation of the souls of men.

| Influenced by your example, and encouraged by your godly coinsel, the Clergy of your Diocess, I confidently trust, will walk worthy of the vocation wherewith we are called,and feed,with anxious solicitude and affection, the sheepand the lambscommitted to our care, by the great Shepherd and Bishop of our Souls."

May the Piety, Wisdom and Zeal, which, under God, have extended the borders of our Zion, in this portion of the Redeemas Kiegdom, be favourably accepted at the Throne of Grace: And that you may long be preserved to thaistrate the precepts of our Holy Religion, and to didora the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things,are the sincere and fervent Prayers of

Your faithful Son
and Servant, in Christ,

FREDERICK DALCHO.

Charleston, March 15th, 1820.

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