National Convention of Seaman's Missions holds its annual meeting in New York City
The annual National Convention of Chaplains and Other Friends of Seamen met in the Mariner's Church on Madison Avenue in New York City. Delegates from most of the ports in the United States and guest missionaries from as far away as Hong Kong elected Reverend Jonathan Greenleaf of Brooklyn as chair. They then engaged in three days of discussion on various ways to further the spiritual health of the nation's merchant seamen. (By John Osborne)
"The Seaman's Friend Society," New York Times, November 10, 1859, p.5.