EGERTON RYERSON. offence by fiercely attacking other
(From a portrait by J. W. L. churches; and on one occasion a
Forster.) young Methodist minister, Eger-ton Ryerson, answered his sermon by a long review, which was very widely read. He was the son of a United Empire Loyalist, and, like Dr Strachan, took much interest in all the affairs of the country. He after-wards wrote a " History of the Loyalists of America." He had great sympathy with their devotion to the king and the British Empire, but he was anxious to see a reform of the many abuses in the government of Upper Canada.
Religious The Methodists, Lutherans, and other dis-
Reforms, senters now joined in the effort to pass
laws authorizing the use of the clergy reserves for the