Controversy Between Dr. Ryerson, Chief Superintendent of Education.

Bruyere, J M.

Publication Date: 1857
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Toronto, 1857. 1857 Controversy Concerning the Use of Public Funds for Catholic Schools in Canada Bruyere, J.M. Controversy Between Dr. Ryerson, Chief Superintendent of Education in Upper Canada, and Rev. J.M. Bruyere, Rector of St. Michael's Cathedral, Toronto, On the Appropriation of the Clergy Reserve Funds; Free Schools vs. State Schools; Public Libraries and Common Schools Attacked and Defended. Rev. J.M. Bruyere for the prosecution, Dr. Ryerson for the Defence. To Which is Appended a Letter from the Right Rev. Dr. Pinsoneault, Bishop of London, C.W., to Rev. J.M. Bruyere, on the Subject of the Late Controversy with Dr. Ryerson. Toronto: Leader and Patriot Steam-Press Print, 1857. 108 pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-3/4"). Recent quarter morocco over marbled boards, lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning to title page, light toning to text, printing flaw to p. 16 (with no loss to legibility), internally clean. $250. * First edition. A church-state controversy involving the use of public funds to finance the common school system to the detriment of Catholic sectarian schools. The Clergy Reserve funds were intended for Catholics and Protestants alike. To avoid dissension the legislature decided instead to devote the funds to educational resources for the common school system and public libraries. Rev. Bruyere, representing Catholic interests, protests the use of Catholic and Protestant money to bolster common schools where religion is "banished . where the child of Christian parents must be taught practically that all religious systems are equally pleasing . be he a believer in the immutable decrees of eternal reprobation or a follower of the imposter Joe Smith." OCLC locates 14 copies worldwide, none in North American law libraries. We located 1 copy, however, at Osgoode Hall, York University. See Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 3:59 for related publications, missing this. Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 74551. Bookseller Inventory # 60822

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Title: Controversy Between Dr. Ryerson, Chief ...

Publication Date: 1857

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Illustrator: Toronto, 1857.

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