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PART

II.

Reverend

Mr:

Richard

Baxter.

freely in

the

Tower

alfo,

that he

was

thipt away Prifoner to

Tangier

ih

Africa.,-

Mu

BagJhaw

being furprized by L'Egrange,and

his

Chamber

fearcheds

there was found

with him

a

Paper

called Mr.

Davh'sCafe: Whereupon

he was

brought

out tefpeak

with

the King, who examined him

of

whom he had

that Paper,

and he denied

to

confers,

and fpake

fo

boldly to the

King

as

much

offended him

;

whereupon he

was fent back

to the

Tower,

and laid in

a

deep, dark, dreadful Dungeon

:

When he

had

lain

there three or four Daysand Nights, without Candle, Fire,

Bed

or

Straws

he

fell

into

a

terrible

fit

of

the

Hiemorrhoids

which

the

Phyficians thought did

fave his

Life:

for

the pain

was fo

vehement,

that it

kept him in

a

fweat, which call

out

the

InfeLtion

of

the Damp. At

laf,

by

the lolicitationof

his

Brother

(who

was

a

Conformift, and dearly

loved

him) he

was

takenup,

and after

that

was fent

away

to

Soutbfea.Caflle,

an unwholefome place in

the

Sea

by

PortJinourb,

where

(if

he

-b

alive) he remaineth clofe Prifoner to this day, with

Vassalor

Pond

( a

Prieacher

of

North-

Wales)

and others

s

fpeeding worfe

than Mr.

Crofton,

who

was

at

lait

re-

..

leafed.

§

a6t.

While

I was in

Sbrepfhire

and

Worre/lerfhire,

it

fellout that

force one

print-

ed one

dour

Papers given

into the

Bithops

:

And thoughI

was

,above an hundred

miles off,

yet

was

it

all

imputed to me and

Roger

L'Eftrange

put

is

in the News Book;

that it

was

fuppofed

to

be

my

doing.

Indeed, when Dr.

Gunning

had asked me,

Whether

we would keep ours from

the

Prefs,

if

they would do the fame by theit

s;

I

would

not

promife

him

;

but told him, though Ifuppofed that none

of

us

intend-

ed to

be

fo

prefumptnous

as

to

publifh

them without Authority, yet

i could

pro-

mife nothing for

all

them that were abfeht; nor

could any one promife

its

when fò

many

Scriveners

were intruffed to Tranfcribe them,that the Kingand

Bishops

might

have

Copies: and whether any of

thofe Scriveners

might

keep

a Copy

for

them,

felves

I

knew not.

And

after this

molt

of

the other Papers were printed,

by

I

know not whom, to

this day

:

But.

I

conje&ured

that

a

poor Man

that

I

paid

for

writing

me

a Copy

(

Dr.

Reignolds's

Curate)

was likelieft io do

it,

to

get

Come.

what to

fupply

his

very great wants

;

but I am utterly uncertain

:

But

,1

had

in

-,

telligence

that

thefecond Pipers

were in the Prefs, and

that

Malice

might impute

it

to me no

more,

I

went to Secretary

Marrice,

and acquainted him with

it,

that,

he might fend

a

Meffenger

to

(nrprize them

:

But

he told me,

that

if

I

could affure

him that the

Bishops

had

not given

cent-cm;

I

fhould have

a

warrant to

fearch for.

them.

I

told him that

I

knew not what

the

Bifhops had

done,

but he

Might tali-,

ly conjelture

:

Nor

would I fearch

for

them;

but having told

him,

left him to

do

what

he

thought

meet.

§

z62. And here

I

mutt

give

notice,That

whereas

there are then printed,

[r.Oue

firit Propofals for

Concord in

Difcipline:

2.

Our

Papers

upon the

fight

of

the

fielt

Draught

of

the King'sDeclaration.

;.

Our Petition

and Reafons

to,

the

Bishops;

for

Peace. 4.

Our

Reformed Liturgy.

ç.

Our

Exceptions againli

the

Faults

of

the Common Prayer

Book. 6.

Our Reply to the

Bitisops

Ah£wer to

theft Excep-

tions;

with the Anfwer

it

felfverbatim inferted.

y.

Our lait

Account

and Petition

to

the

King.

8.

A Copy

of

all

their Difputation.fbr the Liturgy

,

with

our

An-

(wers

J

;

all

theft

being furreptitioufly printed

(fave the

fielt.piece

)

by fonte

poor

Men

forgain, without our Knowledge and Corre&ion; are

fo

fay

printed, that

our wrong

by

it

is

very

great:

Whole Lines are

left out ;.the

molt fignificantwords

are perverted

by

Alterations;

and this

fo

frequently, that

fume

parts

of

the Papers

.(efpecially our

large Reply,

and our

loll

Account to the

Ring) are

made,

Nonfehee,

and

not

intelligible. But

the

lait Paper

(Dr.

Pierfon's

and Dr.

Gunning's

Difputati

on)

I confefs was

not printed without

my

knowledge

:

For

Bifhop Morley's,

Andre-

ports with fo great confidence uttered had made

it

of

force nece(ìity

:

But

I

added

not

one

Syllableby way of

Commentary,

the

words

themfelves being (gfficient

for

his

Confutation.

If

I remember, I

will giveyou

inthe

end

of

this Book

the Errar

to

of

them

all

that they drat

have

the printed

Copies may know how

to

comet

them.

§

a6

;.

The

coming forth

of

there

Papers had various

effe

&s :

It

increafed

the

burning indignationwhich

before was kindled against me

on one

fide, and, it fome-

what mitigated the Cenfures

that

were

takenup

agaìnft me on'

the

other, fide.

For

you muff know

that

the

Chief

of

the Congregational

(or Independent) Party,

rook

is ill

that we

took

not them with

us

in our Treaty,

and

fo did

a

few

of

the

Presbyterian Divines

;

allwhom we fo far

puffed

by

as

not to

invite them

to our

Councils,

(

though

they were

as

freeas

we to havedone the like)

becaufe we

knew

that

it

would

be but

a

hinderance to us;

partly

becaufe their Perfons were

unaocep-

table, and partly becaufe it

might

have

delayed

the

Work: And

molt

of

the lnde-

C

c

c

z

pendenisf

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