Foreign News: Battle of Prayers

The scandal of two Church of England factions praying against each other, in Westminster Abbey, deeply shocked, last week, many a Scotch Presbyterian, Irish Catholic, Welsh Nonconformist. From 9 in the morning until 10 at night, on two successive days, the embattled prayer groups (each numbering over 1,000) contrarily beseeched The Holy Trinity, with a view to influencing the action of Right

Honorable Members of Parliament. The issue, which was being simultaneously debated in the House of Commons—directly across the street from Westminster Abbey —was whether to authorize or reject a revised form...

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