Item #8822 Five Clergy Reserves Parliamentary papers & related documents. Great Britain. Colonial Office..
Five Clergy Reserves Parliamentary papers & related documents
Five Clergy Reserves Parliamentary papers & related documents
Five Clergy Reserves Parliamentary papers & related documents
Five Clergy Reserves Parliamentary papers & related documents
Five Clergy Reserves Parliamentary papers & related documents
Five Clergy Reserves Parliamentary papers & related documents
Five Clergy Reserves Parliamentary papers & related documents
Five Clergy Reserves Parliamentary papers & related documents
Five Clergy Reserves Parliamentary papers & related documents
Five Clergy Reserves Parliamentary papers & related documents

Five Clergy Reserves Parliamentary papers & related documents

Place Published: London
Publisher: Colonial Office & House of Commons
Date Published: 1839 to 1853
Binding: Disbound

#1) Return to an address of The House of 6th May 1839, for a copy of the address to Her Majesty from the Bishop of Montreal and the clergy of the Church of England in Upper Canada, praying for a judicial decision respecting the clergy reserves, either before the Judges of England or before the Judicial Committee of Her Majesty's Privy Council; together with a copy of any despatch, or part of any despatch, to His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor of that Province, relative to the said Address, especially of Despatch bearing date the 15th of January last.

Arthur, George, Sir, (1784-1854). Glenelg, Charles Grant, Baron, 1778-1866. ; Mountain, George J. (George Jehoshaphat), 1789-1863. ; Strachan, John, 1778-1867. ; Stuart, George Okill, 1776-1862.[London] : Colonial Office, Downing Street, 16th May 1839. 13-1/2 x 8-1/2. 4 pages.

Copy of a despatch from Sir G. Arthur K.C.H. to Lord Glenelg, dated Toronto, 28th Nov. 1838 -- To the Right Honourable Lord Glenelg, Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies... / signed by G. Montreal, George O'Kill Stuart L.L.D., Archdeacon of Kingston, John Strachan D.D., L.L.D., Archdeacon of York, dated Toronto, Upper Canada, 11th October 1838 -- To the Reverend the clergy of the established Church of England in visitation assembled under the authority of the Lord Bishop of the Diocese of Montreal / signed George Arthur -- Copy of a despatch from Lord Glenelg to Sir G. Arthur K.C.H. / signed Glenelg, dated Downing Street, 15th Nov. 1838.

#2) Canada (Clergy Reserves). Return address of the Honourable The House of Commons dated 28 May 1840 for Copy of a letter from Captain Pringle to the secretary of state for the colonies, dated 9th May 1840, relative to the extent and value of the clergy reserves in Upper Canada.

1840. Great Britain. Colonial Office. 13-1/2 x 8-1/2. 2 pages.

Copy of a letter from Captain Pringle to the Secretary of State for the Colonies, dated 9th May 1840, relative to the extent and value of the clergy reserves in Upper Canada. Colonial Office, Downing-street, 29 May 1840. R. Vernon Smith. ''Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be printed, 1 June 1840.'' Numbered at lower left corner: 337. ''(Mr. Vernon Smith.)''.

#3) Canada. Copy of Bill to Incorporate the Church of Societies of the United Church of England and Ireland, in the dioceses of Québec and Toronto - (Passed 1 December 1843)

Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. 13-1/2 x 8-1/2. 4 pages.

Running title: Bill to incorporate church societies in the dioceses of Quebec and Toronto.

"(Presented pursuant to Act 3 & 4 Vict. c. 35.)"

"Ordered by the House of Commons, to be Printed, 1 April 1844."

Original issued in series: [Parliamentary papers / Great Britain. Parliament (1841-1847). House of Commons] ; 165, 1844. (signed - printed) James FitzGibbon

This is a copy of a bill that was passed in the two houses of the Province of Canada.

#4) Copy of an Act to repeal so much of the Act of the Parliament of Great Britain passed, in the Thirty-first year of the Reign of King George the Third, and Chaptered Thirty-one, as relates to Rectories, and the presentation of Incumbents to the same, and for other purposes connected with such Rectories.

Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. 13-1/2 x 8-1/2. 4 pages.

J.F. Taylor, Clerk Leg. Council & Wm. B. Lindsay, Clk. Assy.

This act recognizes the principles of religious equality, banning all religious endowments from the public purse.

#5) Clergy Reserves (Canada). Return to an Address of the Honourable the House of Commons, Dated 23 November 1852: - Return of the Extent of the Clergy Reserves in Canada, the number of acres sold and their probable value. Colonial Office 28 February 1853 Frederick Peel

Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. 13-1/2 x 8-1/2. 2 pages.

(signed) John Rolph, Commissioner of Crown Lands

Ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 1 March 1853.

174 printed left corner.

Some age toning, spots and chipping on edges otherwise, all in good condition.

Clergy Reserves, one-seventh of the public lands of Upper and Lower Canada, reserved by the 1791 Constitutional Act for the maintenance of a "Protestant clergy," a phrase intended to apply to the Church of England alone. The reserves excited controversy, especially in UC, although for many years they brought no income since settlers could obtain other lands free. When free land grants ceased in the 1820s, Bishop John Strachan decided the Church of England should sell rather than lease its lands, as it had since 1819. In 1827, having blocked a transfer to the Canada Company, he persuaded Britain to authorize sales of one-quarter of the reserves, but not to exceed 100 000 acres (40 468 ha) per year.

An increasingly powerful reform movement, including many denominational rivals, opposed Strachan's plans. In 1824 the legislature upheld the claim of the Church of Scotland to a share of the reserves. Later the debate over "co-establishment" of the Church of Scotland became an assault on the idea of establishment itself (see Anglicanism). In 1828 a Select Committee of the Assembly and the Canada Committee of the British Commons criticized church establishment and recommended dividing profits from reserves among the Protestant denominations. In 1840 the Assembly accepted a bill dividing half the proceeds between the C of E and the C of S, leaving the remainder to other denominations. Still, by the early 1850s secularization of the reserves was being widely demanded. In late 1854 the MacNab-Morin coalition of UC conservatives and LC reformers passed a bill to transfer reserve-sale proceeds to the Municipalities Funds of UC and LC; to pay present clerical incumbents their stipends for life; and to allow them to cede their life claims to their respective churches, which could commute the total into 6% annuities.

Quoted from The Canadian Encyclopedia
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