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** Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom
texching and admonishing one another in Psalms and Hymns and
Spiritual songs, singing with grace in you hearts unto the Lord."

Col. iii. 16.

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BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the rleventh day of Decern her, in the thirty-eighth year of the independence of the United States of America, Dr Wilson, on behalf of the Minister, Elders, and Deacons of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in the site of New York, or the said districi, hath deposited in this office the of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words and figures followins, lo wit: " The Psalms and Hymns, with the Caterhism, Conti-ssion of Faithe

and Liturgy of the Reforma Disich Church in Norih America. Selected at the request of the General Synou. By John H. Living

ston, D.D. S. T.P. ** Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in Psalms ai d Hymns and Spiritual Songs, singing with grace in your hearts unto the Lord."--Col. ii. 15. In conformity to the aet of the Congress of the United States, intituled, "An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies usof maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such co

furing the times therein mentioned" and also to an act, enti

An act supplementary to an act, entitrd, 'An act for the en** ment of learning, by securing the copies ot'mupe, charts, and co the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times

mentioned,' and extending the benefits thereof 10 the arts of *!15; engraving, and etching historical and other prints.”

THERON KUDD, Clerk of the New York District.


ACTS AND PROCEEDINGS of the General Synod of the Reformed Dutch Church in

North America, held at Albany, June, 1812.

A REVISION of the Psalms and Hymns now in use in the Dutch Church, having been requested and referred to the General Synod, by the Particular Synod of New York; and it being desirable that our selection of Psalms and Hymns should be improved and enlarged:

Resolved, That the Synod request the Rev. Dr. Living. ston to make a selection of Psalms and Hymns agreea. bly to the views expressed upon this subject; and they appoint the Rev. James V. C. Romeyn, James S. Cannon, Peter Steddiford and John Schureman, a committee to whom Dr. Livingston will submit the selection; br: for the greater security in a work of such importaolet, it is resolved, that after it is adopted by the committee, it shall be reported to the General Synod and obtain their ultimate approbation before it be published.

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Acts and Proceedings of the General Synod of the Reformed Dutch Church, held at an extraordinary session, at New York, October, 1813.

The committee to whom Professor Livingston wo requested to submit his selection of Psalms and Hym reported: That he had accomplished the work assig him; that they have examined the same, and judge to be a judicious and excellent selection; that they

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cordingly recommend it to the General Synod for their ultimate approbation, and suggest the propriety of having it immediately published and introduced into all our Churches.

The General Synod having received the report of the committee appointed upon the subject of the Psalms and Hymns, and having inspected the selection made by the Rev. Professor Livingston, agreeably to the request of the General Synod in their last session, do express their high satisfaction and decided approbation of the same. It is therefore resolved, That this selection be forthwith published and introduced into public worship in all our Churches. And the General Synod recommend the same to all families and individuals within their communion, to be adopted instead of the book which has hitherto been in use. It is further resolved, That the Catechism, Articles of Faith, and what has formerly been published with the book of Psalms and Hymns, be also added to the new edition ;-and he copyright of the book secured for the express and sole benefit of such students as may attend our theological lectures, and may need pecuniary assistance.

Resolved, That the Rev. Dr. Livingston be requested to superintend the publication of the first Edition of the new Psalm Book, and when published that he affix his name thereto,

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