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The

LI

F

E

of

the

Part

Ili

trellèd

Minilters and acquaintance

to

relieve,

that

few arc able.

But

the

Chief

that

now I can

do

is

to

help

filch, and

the

Silences

Ministers here and

the

poor,

as

the Almoner of

a few

Liberal friends

who trufe me

with

their

Charity.

§.

SS.

As

to

the prefent

State

of

England, tho)

Plots, the

Execution

of

Men

High

and

Low, thé

Publick Counfels

and

Deigns , the

and Practice

of

Judges and

Whops, the

Sellions

and Jufiices,

the

quality

of the Clergy,

and

the

Unie-unties

and

Patrons, the

Church-Goverpment by the

Keys

by Lay-Civilians,'

the

ufage

of

Miniíters,

and

private

Meetings

for

Preaching

or

Prayer, the Ex-

pe &ations

of

what

is

nest to

be done,

dry.

The

Reader

muft

expo&

none

of

this

fort of

Hiftory from

me

;

No doubt but there

will be many Volumes

of

it,

by

others tranfmitted

to

pofterity

;

who may

do

it

more

fully

than I

can now do.

§,

gg.

ganuary Seventeenth, I was forced again

to

be

carried

to

the

Sei-

lions, and

after divers

dales good words which

put

me in

expectation

of

free-

dom,

when

I was

gone,

one Juftice, Sir

---

Deerham raid

that it's

like

that

thefe perfons

foliated

fo

for

my

liberty that they might

come

to

hear me

in Conventicles

:

and

on

that

they

bound me again in Four hundred pound

bond,

for

above

a

Quarter

of

a year

(

and fo

it's

like

it

will

be till

I

die,

or worfe;

Tho'

no

one ever

accnfed me

for

any Conventicle or Preaching

fine

they took

all

nay

Books and

Goods above two years ago, and

I

for the molt part

keep

my bed.

§

go.

Mr.

genkins

dyed in

Nemgate

this

week

(

fanuary

Nineteenth,

)

as Mr. Bampfield, Mr.

Raphfnn,

and

others died lately

before him.

The

Prifon where are

fo

many fuffocateth

the

Spirits

of

aged Minifters.

But bleflèd be God

that

gave them fo

long time

to

Preach before,

at

chea

-.

per

rates.

§.

6i.

One

Richard

Baxter a Sabbatarian

Anabaptist was

feat

to

Gaol for re-

fufing

the

Oath

of

Allegiance, and

it

went

for

currant

that it

was

I.

§.

gz.

Mr.

Rofereell

did

fo fully

plead his own

Cafe, and

prove

his innocency;

and

prove the

Confederacy, incompetency, and fallhood

of

the Witnelfes,

that

tho'

(

alas)

the

Jury found him guilty

of

Treafon,

even

the Chief

Juftice

and Judges

were convinced

of

his innocency, and

at lalt

procured his Pardon

and

deliverance

:

Innocency

with

humility and

great ability

were his advantages

improved,

and withall

that

he

had few Enemies

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