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Draft letter, George H. Bowers to James Prince Lee, Bishop of Manchester, 30 Jan. 1850

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8862/5/4/28

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Observations on recent proposals of Manchester Church Reform Association, said to be with Bishop's approval; statement of his views on reform, since his appointment in 1847; he does not object to principle of division of parish in Bill; provision has been made to pay Chapter surplus to Ecclesiastical Commissioners: this should be secured for new endowments; they should wait for Commission inquiring into Dean and Chapter revenues; Dean and Chapter ready to establish an endowment fund, if "rich merchants and manufacturers" will support it; it is said that "this new Church Reform league, if they succeed in what they now aim at, mean to exercise themselves in promoting agitation amongst Cathedral institutions generally"; clauses would give Bishop right to dismiss Canons


  • 30 Jan. 1850

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