The History of the Puritans Volume 4

The History of the Puritans Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1796 edition. Excerpt: ...was the learned and prudent Mr. John Howe, and when they came to their trials, the court was guarded with soldiers, and their friends not suffered to attend them. Many were sequestered from their livings, and cited into the ecclesiastical courts, for not using the surplice and other ceremonies, while the discipline of the church was under a kind of suspension. So eiger were the spiritual courts to renew the exercise-of the sword; and so fiercely was it brandished against the falling presbyterians!,."' " The convention parliament passed sundry acts with relation to the late times, of which these following deserve to be remembered; An. act for the confirming and re/lori'ng of ministers, which enacts, among.other things, . " that '/ every sequestered minister, who has not justified the, late " king's murder, or declared against infant baptism, shall be " restored to his Jiving before the 25th of December next '? ensuing, and the present incumbent shall peaceably quit u-it, and be accountable for dilapidations, and all arrears " of fifths not paid." By this act some hundred of nonconformist ministers were dispossessed of their livings, before the. act of uniformity was penned. Here was no distinction between good or bad but if the parson had been cpiscopally ordained, ajid. in possession, he must be restored, though he had been; ejected upon, the strongest, evidence of immorality or scandal."-1 V;;, .i ' --The act for confirmation of marriages was very expedient for the.pelce of the kingdom, and the order and harmony Q families.. It enacts, " that all marriage's, since May " i642, '7folemnized' hefore aiustice. of.peace, or, reputed " justice;-.and-alt marriages fine the fold rime, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 472g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236594290
  • 9781236594297