Contextualizing Today’s Universalist Quote

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.

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