The History Of England From The Year 1830-1874 (volume 2) by William Nassau Molesworth

The History Of England From The Year 1830-1874 (volume 2)

byWilliam Nassau Molesworth

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873. Excerpt: ... 1870. THE FREE AND OPEN CHURCH SYSTEM. 545 periodicals, by discussions at church-congresses, and in various other ways. The system thus originated and urged forward has been carried out in twelve churches in Manchester alone, and in a great number of churches in other parts of the manufacturing districts. In many old parish churches throughout the kingdom pews illegally appropriated have been restored to the parishioners; in others the weekly offertory has been established in lieu of pew-rents. In numerous new churches, in which the pew-rent system would have been adopted, the free and open system has been preferred, in consequence of the protests made by Mr. Herford and those associated with him; and in a still larger number a sort of compromise between the two systems has been effected, in virtue of which one half of the church, and that at least as advantageously situated and as convenient as the other moiety, has been made free and open to all alike. Thus the labours of Mr. Herford have produced a great effect, and caused a largely increased attendance of the working class, not only in churches, but also in many nonconformist chapels, in which Mr. Herford's views have also been adopted. There has been no period in the history of this or any other country in which the progress of the nation has been so great or so manifest as in that whose history we have attempted to narrate. By the census of 1831 the population of England and Wales was 13,897,187. The enumeration of 1871 showed a population of 22,704,108. Consequently, in the forty years that had elapsed between the two censuses, there had been an increase in the population of no less than 8,806,921. The increase too had been tolerably steady and uniform. In the first decade of the period it was 2,01...

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Title:The History Of England From The Year 1830-1874 (volume 2)Format:PaperbackDimensions:180 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.38 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217588239

ISBN - 13:9780217588232

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