Excerpt from The Seabury Centennial: Sermon, Preached in Trinity Church, New York, on Friday, November 14th, A. D., 1884, Being the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Consecration of Samuel Seabury, First Bishop of the Church in America Unexpectedly called on to fill the preach er's place this morning, I comply with a re quest which I sought to evade. And yet, dear brethren, it seems not out of order, that one of those whose privilege it was to receive the delightful Christian hospitality of our own people in Scotland, and to give them greeting in your name, should bring back words of love from them to you. It was my good fortune, on invitation of the Bishops of Aberdeen, Edin burgh, and Glasgow, to be permitted, on more than one occasion, to address congregations of the Scottish Church; to speak to them of our gratitude for the past and our hopes for the future. Now, at home again, I ought, perhaps, to be glad of the opportunity to tell you, though at very short notice, some thing about the sister communion to which we owe the first gift of the Apostolic Succession. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.