On the Questions in the Office for the Ordaining of Deacons
On the Questions in the Office for the Ordaining of Priests
On the Duties of the Publick Ministry
THE Right Rev. Bishop White having, on application made to him, given his assent to the wish of some of his brethren, expressed to him, that a new edition should be made of his "Commentary on the Questions and Answers in the Offices for the Ordination of Deacons and Priests," we do earnestly recommend such an edition of that work to the patronage of all the Clergy and Members generally of the Church.
ALEX. V. GRISWOLD,
WM. M. STONE,
BENJ. T. ONDERDONK,
To the Bishops of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States.
RIGHT REV. BRETHREN,
THE following publication being issued on your recommendation, I cannot but hope, that there will be th eresulting influence of your names.
In my preparation, and in my delivery of these Commentaries, I have never anticipated their being of use, beyond the limites of the Diocese for which they were composed. No other idea occurred, until it was suggestion by the Right Rev. Bishop Bowen, whose judgment and whose desire could not but have great weight with me; especially when repeated, at the late meeting of the House of Bishops in General Convention. It was at his instance, that you gave to the present edition your unanimous sanction; which is duly appreciated, Right Rev. Brethren, by
Your friend and brother,
Philadelphia, May, 1833.