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Footnotes To
Book #3, The Road To Being Canada" (1815-1867)
Chapter 9, Gentlemen Of The Clergy
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FN1 Ch09 George Macaulay Trevelyan, British History in the Nineteenth Century (London: Longmans, Green; 1924), p. 25. In Nova Scotia a couple had to obtain a marriage license; these were sold no matter the religious convictions of the purchasers. The proceeds of these sales went for the exclusive benefit of the government and of the Anglican Church.

FN2 Ch09 Murdoch, Vol. 3, p. 33.

FN3 Ch09 March 5th, 1822: Murdoch, vol. 3, p. 480-1. In referring to W. H. O. Haliburton, who in 1824 was appointed right out of the elected assembly to the Supreme Court, Beamish Murdoch wrote this, the year was 1818: "Mr. Haliburton had stated in the morning his opinion that it would be better if the marriage licenses were abolished altogether; but if used, he thought they should be issued to all clergymen. ... 'If religious restrictions did continue, it might bring about consequences of a very unpleasant nature but he hoped he should never live to see a rebellion in Nova Scotia.' Here he was loudly called to order. He went on for some time complaining bitterly of the church of England, lording it over dissenters." (Murdoch, vol. 3, p. 412-14.)

FN4 Ch09 George Spater, William Cobbett: The Poor Man's Friend, (Cambridge University Press, 2 vols, 1982), vol.2, p. 465.

FN5 Ch09 William Roberts (Memoir of Hannah More) as quoted by Paul Johnson, The Birth of the Modern (New York: HarperCollins, 1991), p. 381.

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