This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 Excerpt: ...therefore be taxed to the standing order, though they never go among them or know where the meeting-house is.3 Another ground of complaint was found in the peculiar favor manifested to Yale College, which, from its foundation in 1702, had been under the exclusive direction and control of the congregationalists. The special privileges secured to the college by charter, and the repeated grants which had been made to it by the general assembly, were regarded by the dissenters as inconsistent with the concession of" equal rights and privileges to Christians of every denomination." The Baptists and Methodists had repeatedly addressed themselves to the general assembly, for relief from the operation of laws which they regarded as oppressive, and which subjected them to the compulsory payment of taxes for.the support of any ministry--even of their own denomination. They demanded that "legal religion" should be abolished, and " the adulterous union of Church and State, forever dissolved." Tbe Episcopalians were seeking aid from the State for the endowment of their Academy in Cheshire and for the establishment of a fund for the support of a bishop. In the former object they had been partially successful, obtaining from the general assembly, 2 Ibid., 146, 147. 3 "The Rights of Conscience inalienable, And therefore Religious Opinions not cognizable by Law; or, The High flying Church-man, Stript of her Legal Robe, Appears a Yaho--By John Leland." New London, 1791 (8vo, p. 30). It was reprinted, with other tracts, by Charles Holt, New London, 1802, under the title of "The Connecticut Dissenter's Strong-Box: No. I. Containing The high-flying churchman, &c." THE BISHOP'S FUND; THE PHCENIX BANK BONUS. 33 in October, 180...