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The'

Epiftle.

but

will

not

fatisfie

my

confcience,

nor

heal

the Land.

I write

not

this

as

accufing

Con

-

formifls,

or the

Law-

makers,

but

as

aifwer-

ing

their loud

and

long

accufations

and

de-

mands.

If

telling

what

I,

fear,

Teem

a

telling

what others

are

guilty

of,

it

is a

confequent

which

I

cannot

avoid; but to

avoid

it

and

fuch

like, have feventeen years been

herein

filent.

So far

am

I

from

defiring.

the

weak-

ening

of

the Church,

that

I had

not

written

this,

but

to prevent

it.

Though

I

with

Saint

Marlin

renounce communion

with

Ithacius

and

Idacius, I

go not

fo

far

as

he

in

fepara-

ting

from

the

Synods

of

Bilhops

;

nor

will

I

feparate from

any

Chriflians,

further

than

they

feparate

from Chrift,

or

expel

me

Church

Order

I

love; Church

Tyranny

and

Schifm

I love

not

Iam

for

more &'7

;obs,and

not

for

er

:

If

.Parig-Oratories

,or

Chapels

were made

Parifh-

(hitches,,

at

"call

in

each

Corporation

antiently

called

r1:

Yea

if

the

-

tiarifh-

Miniflers

might

le

Paflors, Fpifcopi

greg

i

s,

and

Not

forced

iy

/"rangers

to

excom-

municate,

abfolve

and

receive

to

communion

againfi

their

knowledge

and

conffciences,

nor to

profe0s,

promife

or

practice

,bn

againfl

God,

nor

omit

.their

known

Mini/lerial

duty,

far be

it

from

me to

be

againfl:

Conformity.

I

doubt

not but

he

that

will preferve

Religion

here in

its due

advantages,

mull

endeavour

to

pre

-

ferve