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Margaret Bywater wrote A Heritage Biography of the life of Joseph Parker in 1961 published by Independent Press Ltd, London. In it she included a statement issued by Parker intended to protect himself from the excessive demands placed upon him from all directions.

"As an arrangement for self-protection, I am driven to announce the following as  my charges for general public service; in all cases traveling expenses must, of course, be paid:

  • Preaching on behalf of the salaries of poor ministers, nothing;
  • Preaching for ministers whose salaries are less than 100 pounds per year, nothing;
  • Preaching for the opening of chapels -- 6 volumes of standard literature;
  • Attending tea meetings-- 50 pounds;
  • Going to bazaars-- 100 guineas;
  • Serving on committees --2,000 pounds."