Now I do not write all this for the sake of the church-rate question.
A church-rate is also levied, to which it does not appear what response is made.
It is wrong to compel, and wrong to refuse, the payment of a church-rate.
The churchwardens were re-elected, and the church-rate was carried.
This is the principle on which it seems to me right to act in church-rate matters.
In 1833 the church-rate question was originally raised in Bungay, and many of the Dissenters refused to pay.
He said they were wrong to make the tribute, or church-rate, if it really was such, compulsory.
Now-a-days, however, it is church-rate Martyrdom; and Tag-rag has had many imitators!
This covers everything, and beyond it there is nothing but a church-rate, voluntarily given, amounting to about 25l.
This was done at an expense of 5,000l., which was met by a church-rate of sixpence in the pound, spreading over three years.