The Inquisition Examined, by an Impartial Reviewer

The Inquisition Examined, by an Impartial Reviewer

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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. 1825 edition. Excerpt: ...Chester, or Delaware county, 'ennsy vania an owning_ one thousand acres, worth one hundred dollars'percents acre, The reader will bear in mind that all this is an inquisitorial system for the suppression of popery and heresy, all done under the pretext that it was for the " glory of God." expelled from thence because he built no houses, nor planted orchards or gardens, banished to some of the barren landls in lft: t;I: tllUml)fl8l1(l prt Lytcomking, d re'; ceiving in ieu o is paterna es a e, wo un re and fifty acres, scarcely worth two dollars pe_r acre, thus receiving five hundred dollars as an equivalent for a hundred thousand. This is a fair view of the equitable doctrine of equrcalerits, as studied and carried into practice by those upright agents of the pious lames." Catholics were disqualified by law from purchasing, or even holding by lease any of the confiscated lands. Another species of rbbbery arose from fines. It was required of every subject to attend dlVll16 worship in the established church, on every Sunday, un-der a penalty, which gave employ, in the collection ot it, to the Protestant collectors, during the other six days of the week. The agfrevate amount of the fines was enormous, and snflidieiiii; in itself to be gar g5 many of the poorer class of the community, and was oppressive and vexatious to the wealthy. A Catholic could not own a horse of a greater value than five pounds: a Protestant might seize any horse found in the possession ofa Catholic, on paying for the same the utmost value fixed by the law, five pounds. I have heard it said, but as l do not now recollect the source of my information, l will not vouch for its authenticity, that a Protestant having seized a horse oshow more

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  • United States
  • English
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