Baxter - BX5202 B291 1679

[ 261 would quickly be too late to complain; II. In 1641,2. the lamentable Civil Warr brake out : At which time as far as ever we could learn by acquaintance with fome of them and report of others, exceptingan inconfiderable number, the Houfes of Lords and Commons confifted of thofe that had Rill lived in confor- mity to the Church ofEngland and theEpifcopal Government and were fuck Conformifts as Dr. .ieylin defcribeth Archbifhop Abbot and the Clergy andParliaments ofhis times to havebeen, Crying out of the danger of' a new partie, that laid they would Make our Religion,Liberties and Property. And fuch were they when the War began, Presbytery being then little known among them. z z. Their fear of being overpowred by the party of whom they Teemed to think them- ièlves in fudden danger, caufed force of them to countenance fuch Petitioning and clamours of theLondoners, Apprentices, and others, as we think diforders and provocation ofthe King. Y 3. The firft open beginning was about the Militia : And whether the Lord Lieutenants whom the Parliament chofe, were not almof all Epifcopal Confornvjts, we intreat the Reader but to perufe the Catalogue in the ordinance for that Militia, and to ask any that well knew them (as Tome of us did many of them) and he may certainly be fatisfied. II.. The fame we fay r.Of thefar ÿreatef part ofthe General Officers, Collonels, Lieutenant- Collonels, and Majors of the Earl of Ejfx's Ar- my. 2 And of the Sea- Captains. 3. And of the Major Generals or Briy.ides, and Counties through the Land. I) . When