Being perfectly aware what a “glass house” of corruption we ourselves are living in, I do not quote the foregoing by way of “throwing a stone,” but insert it merely as a warning of the direction in which we should not seek for an advance in purification.
[Footnote CB: Why is it that, in our yearly debate in Parliament, and in all the journals of the day, from the Times down even to the Morning Advertiser, the United States are always quoted as a republic where the ballot succeeds, when there is no excuse for the most commonly educated man being ignorant of the fact, that the ballot, as understood in this country, does not exist among them? To their honour be it said, they hold secret voting in sovereign contempt.]
[Footnote CC: The Ballot, by the Rev. SYDNEY SMITH. 1839.]
[Footnote CD: This expression, both in America and England, is tantamount to—for life.]
[Footnote CE: Vide ante, opinion of New York Press upon the trial of Matthew F. Ward.]
G. Washington 1789 J. Adams 1797 T. Jefferson 1801 J. Madison 1809 J. Munroe 1817 J.Q. Adams 1825 A. Jackson 1829 M. Van Buren 1837 W.H. Harrison 1841 J. Tyler 1841 J.K. Polk 1845 Z. Taylor 1849 M. Fillmore 1850 F. Pierce 1853]
The Church, the School, and the Law.
Although the Church has no connexion with the State, it must ever be a most important element in any Christian community. I therefore furnish a table of the various denominations, so as to enable the reader, at a glance, to get the particular information he may desire. Some of the denominations given in this table are, of course, again divided into other sects, such as “Reformed Methodists,” “Episcopal Methodists,” “Wesleyan Methodists,” “Six Principle Baptists,” “Seventh-Day Baptists,” “Anti-mission Baptists,” &c.
Denominations. Number of
Aggregate Total Value
Churches. Accommodation. of
Baptists 8791 3,130,878 2,295,590
Christian 812 296,050 177,621
Congregational 1674 795,177 1,674,532