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UPPER CANADA AFTER THE WAR.   205

 

support of schools instead of churches; but the question remained unsettled for years, and again and again gave trouble. In 1831 a law was passed allowing the ministers of all Christian sects to perform marriages; and,

a little later, the right was given to all the churches to hold lands for burying-grounds and other purposes.

Robert   About this time a

Baldwin, young lawyer, Robert Baldwin, once a pupil of Dr. Strachan's, was coming to the front as a leader of the moderate Reformers. He entered the assembly in 1830, and, though not a particularly brilliant speaker, s o o n made his mark by his earnestness and sincerity. He was so anxious

that the government of his province should be made

responsible to the people, that he was sometimes accused

of being " a man of one idea.'.'

ROBERT BALDWIN.
(From a portrait by J. W. L.
Forster.)

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