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Part

III.

Reverend

Mr: Richard

Baxter.

'`9

even

Commanding

Pretórian,

Legiflative, and Judi

ial

to

all

the

Church on

E

i

and

that

obedience

to this

Foreign Jurifdi&to,i,

is

t.r

ne_effáry

way

to

efcape:

Schifin

and Damnation.

And

if it

be no

alteration of Governitienetb, bring King

and Kingom

to

bt

iühjeít

to

a

Foreign

Jarifdiaion,

thi

Ostu aild

tlye

Oath ofSu-

premacy, and

the

39

Articles

and Canons, and fcveral

s

it,

are

all

unintelligible

torus.

We

renounce

all

f'bje63ion

to

any

Foreign

China

Or

Power, but not

Communion.

We

have

Comnßsnion

with the Church

of

Rome;'

än'd

all Others

in

Chriftianity,

bet not in.thcir

fin;

and we

are not yet

fo dug

as.

to

know no difference

between

Foreigners

Gôvernment

of

us, and

their

Communion

nor to think

that

Separation from

a

Ufinped Government

is

Separation

front Chri-

Pian Communion

:

'

Nor

can

we

poffibly

believe

the

Capacity

of

Pope,

or.

Council,

or

Colledge

of

Bilhops,

as

a Monarchy,

or Arifocracy, to Govern

all

the

World

in

one Soveraignty Ecclehaftical,

till

we

fee

One

Civil Monarchy,

or

Ariffocracy, rule

all

the Earth. And

we

dread the Doctrine

and Example

of

filch

Men

as

would

introduce

any

Foreign

Jurifdi/ion,

while they are

for

Swearing all

the

Land

a-

gainft any

alteration

of

Church- Government; And

we muff

deliberate before

we

thus Conform, while

fo

Great

Men do

render the Oath

fo

doubtful

to

us.

I

appeal

to

the fore

-cited

Profellionof

my

Loyalty,

publillied many years ago, as

being

far,

More

full

and

fatisfatfory to

any

that quefioneth it; than the taking of

this doubt-

ful controverted Oath

world

be.

A

true

Copy

of

the

judgment

of Mr.

Saunders

now

Lord

Chief

jethlice

of

the

King's

-

Bench, given

me

March

the

sd,

i675.

TF

he

bath the

Bilhop's Licenfe, and

be

not

a

Curate, Lefturer,

or

other

A Promoted

Eccleliialtical

Perfon, mentioned in the

Aft,

I

conceive he may

Preach Occafional Sermons

without Conforming,

and

not

incur

any

Penalty

with-

in this Aft.

The

due

Order of

Law requires,

that

the.

Delinquent,

if

he be

forth

-

coming,

ought

to

be fummon'd

to

appear

to

Anfsver

for

himfelf,

if

he

pleafes, before

he

be

Convicted:

But, in

cafe

of

his

withdrawing

himfelf, or

not

appearing, he

may be

regulatiy

Convi&ed.

Conviftions may be accumulated before

the Appeal

be

determined: but not

un-

duély

c

nor

is

itto

be fuppofed

that

any

undue Conviftions will

be made,

As

3

Conceive,

Edm.

Saunders.

M.

day

:z.

r67,.

Afr.

Polixfen's

judgment for

M

Preaching

Occa

'01721íy.

A.

B.

before the

Thirteenth of

this

King

being Epifcopally Ordained

,

and

at the time

of

the Aft of Uniformity

made Car. z.

not

being Incumbent in any

Living,

or

having any

Ecclefiaftical

Preferment, before the

Aft of

Uniformity,

viz.

zS

Feb. t

3

Car.

2.

obtains a Licenfe

of

the then

Bithop

of

London

under

his

Seal,

to

Preach in

any

part of

his Diocefs, and

at the

fame

time

fubfcribes

the

39

Articles

of

the Church of

England.

Quefr.

Whether

Liceafes Preceding

the

Aft

be within

the

meaning

of the

Act

?

B

b

b

b

b

á

I

conceive