DISTRICT OF NEW-YORK, SS.
BE IT REMEMBERED,
that on the eleventh day of December, in the thirty-eighth year of the Independence of
the United States of America, PETER WILSON, on behalf of the Minister, Elders, and Deacons
of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in the city of New-York, of the said district, hath
deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words and figures following, to wit:
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Catechism, Confession of Faith, and Liturgy of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America.
Selected at the request of the General Synod. By John H. Livingston, D.D.S.T.P.
"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in Psalms and Hymns and SPiritual Songs, singing
with grace in your hearts unto the Lord." - Coloss. iii. 16.
In conformity to the act of the 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 an 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."
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. LivINGSTON to make a selection of Psalms and Hymns
agreeably 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; but for the
greater security in a work of such importance, 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.
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 was requested to submit his selection of Psalms and Hymns,
reported: That he had accomplished the work assigned him;
that they have examined the same, and judge it to be a judicious and excellent selection; that they accordingly
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.