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p;

The

.Epi,/lle.

&clef

atical

Affairs.

which,we hoped,would

have

ended

all

our

difcords.

The

Reafons

of

the.

Great

<

hange,

and

New

Impofitions,

it

is

God,

and

not we,

that

mull

have-

an

ac-

count

of

from the Convocation,&c.

and

of

the

confequents.

Since

then,

as

we forefaw,

con-

trary

interests

have

increafed

contrariety

:

The

Lg

vs

againft

our Preaching to

more

than

four,the

Penalties of

forty

pound

a

Ser-

mon, and

long

imprifonment

in

common

Gaols, and

driving

us

five

miles

from

Cor-

porations,

and places

where we

lately

preachf,

and

the

reafons given are

not

un-

known to

you

:

Many

Books are

written,

and

Sermons preached

,

earnefily preffing

Ma-

giftrates

to

execute

thefe Laws

againft

us

And

though, when

demanded,

we

gave in

a

Catalogue

of

divers

things

in

the

old

Impo-

litions,

which

we

undertook

to

prove

to

be

great

fns;

and

in

our

Petition

for

:Peace,

otef

led

that

nothing but

avoidingf

n

should

hinder

our

Conformity,

and

we

had

never

call

or

leave

to

give

our

reafons againft

the

New

Conformity

;

I

my

Pelf

have

been, re-

ported

to

my

Superiours,

to

ber

one

that

con

-

ef

eth

the

Lawfulncfs

of

all,

five

ti

;e

renoun-

cing

of

a

rebellious

Covenant

:

And while

the

Law

and

Canons

imprifon,

and

excommúni-

'cate us

ipfb

fado,ifwe

do

but

give

thereá

/òns

of

our

Nonconformity

;

and

I

have.

offered

to

Reverend

$if

-ops

an

=1

others,

to

beg

reeve

to

do