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PART

II.

Reverend

Mr.

Richard

Baxter.

393

The Oath

and

Declaration

impofed upon the Lay- Conformiffs

in the

Corporation

46i,

the

Vefiry

451, &c. are

as follonoeth

The

Oath to

be taken.

I

A. B.

do

declare

and

believe,

That

it

is

not

lawful

upon

any pretence

whatfoever,

to

take

up

Arms

againfl

the

King;

and

that

I

do

abhor

that

Traitero,,,

Pofttion

of

taking

Arma

by

bic

Authority

againfl

his Perfàn,

or

againfl

thofe

that

are

Commijóned

byliebe So

help

one

God.

The Declaration

to

be Subfcribed.

IA.

B.

do

declare,

That

I

hold there

lyes no

Obligation

upon

me,

or

any

ether

Pèrjir,

from

the

Oath

commonly

called

The

Solemn League and

Covenant;

and that

the

fame was in

it

Pelf an

unlawful Oath, and

impofed

upon

the Subjefts

of

thin

Realm d$àlìoI

the known

Laws and

Liberties

of

this Kingdom.

All

Ve(iry Men to make and Sublcribe the Declaration

following.

A.

B.

do

declare,

That

it

is

not

lawful

upon any

pretence

whatfoever,

to

take Arms

ar.ainff

the

King ;

and that

I

do

abhor

that

Traiterons

Poftion

of

taking Arms

by

'b

Authority

againtl

his

Perfore,

or

againfl

thole

that. are

Cemm0oned

by

him

:

And that

I

will Confirm

to

the

Liturgy

of

the

Church,

of

England, a, it

is now

by

Law

eflablifhed

i

And

1

do

declare,

That

I do

bold there

lyes no

Obligation

upon me, or

any

other Perfon,

fyom

the

a.t

h

commonly called,

The

Solemn League and

Covenant,

to

indeavour

any

Change

or

Alteration of

Government either

in Church or

State

;

and that

the

fame

mar

in

itfel

at,

unlawfal Oath, and

,mpofed upon

the Subjefl,

of

this Realm

againfl

the

known

Laws and

Liberties

of

this Kingdom.

.

The Declaration:

thus

Prefaced in the A&

of Uniformity;

[

Every Minifler

^-^

after

frech

reading thereof

(hall

openly

and

publickly

before

the Congregation there

of:

fensbled, declare his unfeigned

Agent

and Confnt

to the

ufe

of

all things in

the

fail

Book con-

tained and

prefcribeel,

to

thefe

words

and

no

other.

IA.

B

de here declare my

unfeigned Affent

and

Cenfent to

all

and

every

thing

contained

sna

prefcribed

inand

by

the Book, Intituled, The

Book

of

Common

Prayer

and Admini-

ftrat;on

of

the Sacraments,

and

other

Rite, and

Ceremonies

of

the Church, according to the

vie

of

the Church

ofEngland ;

together

with

the

['falter

or Pfalms

ofDavid ;

pointed

as

they

sre

to be

fang

or

laid

in Churches;

and

the

Form or Manner

of Making,

Ordaining,

and

Confecrating

of

Bifhops,

Pri

ft,

and

Deacons.

The Declaration to

be Subfcribed.

IA.

B.

do

declare,

That

it

is

not

lawful

upon

any pretence

whatfoever,

to

take Arms a-

gainfl

the

King; and that

I

do

abhor

that

Traiterons Poftion of

taking Arms

by bio

Authority

againft

his Perfon, or

againfl

thole

that

are

Commoonated

by

him

; and that

I

will

Conform to the

Liturgy

of

the Church

of

England

as

it

is

now

by

Law

eflablifleed

fAnd

I

do

declare

that

I

do

hold there

yes

no

Obligation

upon

me, or any other Perfon,

rom

the

Oath

commonly called,

The

Solemn

League and Covenant,

to endeavour

any Change or

Alteration

of

Government, either in Church or

State;

and that

the Jame

was

in

it

felf

an

unlawful Oath, and

impofedupon the

Subje/l,of

this Realm, againfl the known

Law,

and

Libertìeo.of this Kingdom.

Lee

The