Title What David Did: A Reply to the Queen's Letter. Containing Reasons fo
Location Published 19TH-ENG-LOND-GILPIN
Book Number 13737
SPENCER, THOMAS. What David Did: A Reply to the Queen's Letter. Containing Reasons for Declining to Urge upon the Parishioners of Hinton-Charterhouse a Collection in Behalf of the Society for Promoting the Building of Churches; and Pointing out to her Majesty's Ministers a More Excellent Way. By the Rev. Thomas Spencer, M.A., [4 lines] Twenty-Seventh Thousand. First Edition printed June, 1843. London: Charles Gilpin...John Chapman...and Samuel Gibbs...Bath. Price Twopence. 1845. [at bottom of title:] No. 19. Small octavo.$35.00 Pamphlet in sometime 20th century plain gray wrapper, foxing, a few dog-ears, very small library stamp at top of title. 16pp. Thomas Spencer (1796-1853) "writer on social subjects; fellow of St. John's college, Cambridge, 1823; became a zealous social reformer in his curacy of Hinton Charterhouse, 1826-47; a keen opponent of slavery, the corn laws, intemperance, and pauperism; published pamphlets."--Concise DNB p1227. In this pamphlet the author objects to taking the collection requested by the Queen for several reasons, among them being that raising money for the teaching of the church catechism in school was not appropriate for a national school which would have dissenters in them, etc.