Image from page 157 of "The Episcopal church and early ecclesiastical laws of Connecticut : preceded by a chapter on the church in America" (1908)
Authors: Shepard, James, 1838-1926
Publisher: New Britain, Conn. : [s.n.]
Contributing Library: Princeton Theological Seminary Library
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ile acertificate and the Standing Order were not, and further, itmade no difference with the taxes of one belonging to theStanding Order whether he regularly attended public worshipor not, while this fact did make a difference with the taxes ofDissenters, provided they helped to support a dissenting society. 1818. After the adoption of the new constitution in 1818,a new revision was necessary and was printed in 1821. The new constitution declared that, The exercise and enjoy-ment of religious profession and worship, without discrimina-tion, shall forever be free to all persons in this state. That No preference shall be given by law to any christian sect ormode of worship, and that no person shall, by law, becompelled to join or support, nor be classed with, or associatedto any congregation, church or religious association. Ourforefathers came here to enjoy religious freedom, which nodoubt they did, but it was two centuries after their coming whenthat freedom was fully extended to all.
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