Canada and It's Provinces

Canada and It's Provinces

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...endeavour to do as well as he can without the cure's assistance. Moreover, one of the rules of the Institution declares that each school shall be ' under the immediate inspection of the Clergy of that Religion which is possessed by the inhabitants of the spot--or where the inhabitants are of a mixed description the clergy of each church shall have the superintendence over the children of their respective communions.' While it must be insisted that the Royal Institution was correct in its attitude towards the religious convictions of the French Canadians, it must also be admitted that there was a well-known and a general belief on the part of the English that their language should and would be eventually adopted by all. This gave offence to the French Roman Catholic element, which even then had at least a feeling that their language, their religion and their customs were inseparable. In consequence they had a threefold reason for suspicion, aloofness and hostility. Another charge echoed by Meilleur is that young Anglican missionaries were sent as teachers into the French parishes where there were hardly ten Protestant families of British origin and not all of these Anglicans. The records of the Royal Institution show that there was ground for complaint in this respect, but, when it is remembered that these teachers were sent only on petition from the parents concerned, the reproach to the Institution becomes attenuated. The records of the Institution disclose the fact that the class of masters left much to be desired. In one year, 1820, a master was dismissed from Point Levy for cause; one in Douglastown was admonished to be more diligent and circumspect; a third was dismissed for incompetence as shown by a letter 'shockingly written ';...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236980034
  • 9781236980038