Normally, Universalist quotes of the day are offered here without commentary. However, today’s involves a bit of math, and therefore it might be useful to explain it slightly.
According to our quote, in 1866 $1,040,000 was raised by the Universalists, and $625,000 was spent. To put that into contemporary terms, $1,040,000 is approximately $14.5 million 2008 dollars, and $625,000 is approximately $8.75 million 2008 dollars. Remember too that this was just after the Civil War, when budgets were tight and people had less to give than usual.