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47 > Page 47 of American churches the bulwarks of American slavery / by James G. Birney.

47 "The Right Rev. Bishop Onderdonk, of Pennsylvania, was on motion appointed chairman of the committee, to fill the vacancy thus occasioned." June 271h, 1839. "The committee on the petition of Mr. Crum-inel, submitted the following: ";The committee to whom was referred the petition of Air. Clrumm.Al, respectfully report, that having deliber atelu considered the said petition, they are of opinion that it ought not to be granted, and they accordingly recommend to the Board of Trus- tees the following resolution: Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioner be not granted. "The Rev. Dr. Hawks, moved that the resolution recom- mended in the report be adopted." Mr. Huntington moved,- "1 That the whole subject be recommitted, with instructions to the committee to report, thatthe matters embraced in the petition of Mr. Crunmmel are, accordinz to Section 1, of C(hap. VII. of the Statutes, referrible to the facultv rather than this board." [This motion was lost, through fear, we are constrained to believe, lest the faculty would not, if compelled to act, refuse to Mr. Crummel a right that was so obviously his.] Whereupon the question upon accepting the report and adopting the resolution recommended, was taken up and decided in the affirniative. "The Right Rev. Bishop Doane gave notice, that he should, on the morrow, ask leave to present to the board, and to enter upon the minutes -a pr otest against the decision. Friday, June 28th. "The Right Rev. Bishop Doane, who had yesterday given no- tice of his intention to aslk leave to enter a protest, c., changed hiS intention as to the manner of presenting the subject, and asked leave to state to the board his reasons, with a view to the entering of the same on the minutes, for dissenting from the vote of the majority on the report of the committee, to whom, was re- ferred the petition of Mr. Crummel. Leave wvas not granted." During these proceedings, attempts were made by the Bishop of New York to prevail on Mr. Crummel to with- draw his application for admission, by assuring him "the members of the faculty were willing to impart to him [private] instruction in their respective departments ; and that more evil than benefit would result both to the church and himself, by a formal application in his behalf for admission into the seminary." Dr. Hawks is the liistorian of the Episcopal church iN the Uiiited States. If it be true, as we have seen stated in an American newspaper, that this gentleman is himself of mixed blood-and his conmplexion a little favors the statement-it proves that the admixture does not deteriorate the intellectual powers; for in the oratory of the pulpit, and as a writer, DiP. Ii. stands, de- servedly, among the distinguished men of America.