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'The

L

1

FE

of

the

Part

IIL

fuch a

plain

Senfe

in

it,

as

every one

that

bath

common Reafon uaderttands

it

fo,

and

therefore

Quad

neceffario

fubilifelligitur

non deefl.

And

l do

not believe,that

any,

who propound

the

Qeeffions

to

he

refolved, do

themf

Ives

imagine,

that the

Par-

liament had

any

thought of

what

is

mentioned in the Eighth Queftion,

for

noun

iniquum in Legepriefumendum.

Upon

confederation

of

the

Aft,

I

apprehend the

Makers

thereof

had

an appre-

henfion,

that there

were

three

forts

of

People which

might

have

a

dangerous influ-

enceupon

the King's

Subjeets,

if

not rightly

principled,

vex.

Minifters

nr

Preachers,

School

-

Matters, and

filch as

did Table

and Board Children, and therefore

did pro-

vide

to

refrain

them fróm doing

hurt to the

Kingdom, in keeping the Miniifers

out

of the

populous

Places

of

the Kingdom,

or

wherethey were belt known, and molt

likely

to

prevail,

and -thatno Children

might

be

poifoned

with Principlesdeltrufive

to

Government.

The

Principles

which they

feared

were thefe.

t. That

in fome

Cafes

it might

be Iawful

to

take up Arms against

the Supreme

Magiftrate, at

kart

by a

diftinktion unwarrantable,

in

taking up Arms againfthis

Authority,

against

his

Perfon,

or

filch as

be

did

CommilHonate.

z.

That

private

Perfons

might

endeavour

to alter

the Government in

the

Church

or

State where they lived.

For

the

difcovery

of

fuck as

were

of

there dangerous Principles,

I

conceive

the

Oath

is

framed,

which is Effablifhed by

this AR,

and any who holdeth

tbef

Feind-

pies

may

not

fafel'y

take

it

;

but

if

he hold

not

thefe Principles

he may.

End

as

to

the Oueftions.

1.

That

the Words

[

upon

any pretence whatfoever

]

in

the Oathrefer

only

to

thh.

King

himfélf.

2.

That

[

Lawful]

comprehends any

Law

obligatory.

3.

That

it

is

only according

to

the Opinionand judgment of

him

that

takes

it.

g.

He

that

bath

the

Lawful

CommiJfion

is

the

only Perfon

that

hack

Authority

by

the

King's

Con-million.

6.

I

conceive

the

Sheriff.

7.

That

Commis

&on

which

is

according

to

Law.

9.

I

conceive

they

may.

io.

I

conceive

a

Commi

ffion

muff be Ihewn,

if

required

;

and

that

a

furreptitions

and

voici

Gommiffion,

contrary to

Law,

is no Commiffion

at

all.

1

r.

I

underarm(' not the Latitude

of this

Queltion;

but

1

conceive

the

Sena

of

the Oath

is

not to

endeavour

the Alteration of

Monarchical

Government in

the

State.

12.

Though

I conceive

it utterly

unlawful

to

endeavour

to

change

the

Perfon

of

the

Governor,

yet,

that

being fuficiently

provided

against by

the former

Laws,

I

do

not

conceive

that it

was

intended

by

the

Makers

ofthe

Law in this

part

of

the

Oath, to

intend more than

the

Alteration

of

the Government.

r

3.

Anfwered before; And yet

if

the Perfon

of

the

Supreme were included

lathe

State

-

Government,

I

do

not

conceive

that it

would extend

to the

Governoursunder

him in

the

Church,

for they

may be juftly

removed

in Cafe

of

Crime, b'c.

04.

I

conceive

both.

r

g. I

conceive

its the

Englifh corm

of

Church

Government;

and yet

that

is

no

breach

ofthe Oath

to

endeavour,in

a lawful way,

to

make

more

Bishops,

and leffer

Bilhopricks.

16. I

do

not think the Oath hindeth notto

endeavour

to alter the

ACJors

or

Go-

rernnrs

in

the

Church,

fo

it

lie

done

by

lawful

means

;

and

thatit

is

lawfl,

not-

withstanding the Oath,

to

endeavour

to alter

Lay-Chancellors in

a

lawful way.

17.

I

conceive

it

is

not.

18.

I

conceive

it

doth not.

There

are

fo many

thingsput

in

the

loft

Qreftion, of the

Senfe

ofthe

Oath, aswilt

require more

difeuflion,

than

the prefent Opportunity admits.

john

Fountain,

Feb.

13. 1668.

sir