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204   CANADIAN HISTORY FOR BOYS AND GIRLS.

The Clergy In 1819 the Presbyterian Church was Reserves. allowed to share with the Church of England in the benefit of the clergy reserves, but still the other churches received no share, and the Reformers began to press for a fairer division of the proceeds of these lands.

Dr.   On the other hand, Dr. Strachan, an ener-

Strachan. getic clergyman of the Church of England, and a leading member of the Family Compact, did his best to prevent any division at all. He held that the

reserves had been set apart for his own church and no other. He was a Scotchman, born and educated at Aberdeen. Ile had come to Canada when a very young man, and before becoming a clergyman had kept a school at Kingston. He afterwards became the first Anglican bishop of Toronto.

Egerton   Dr. Strachan some.

Ryerson.   times gave grievous

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

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