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22 LIVES OF THE PURITANS. the word and the administration of the sacraments. My desire is, that her majesty may be truly informed of, every thing I hold, that I. may obtain her gracious favour; without which, I do not wish to live."* This declaration of his faith, Mr. Udal sent to Si r Walter Rawleigh, requesting him to present it to her majesty. In the letter enclosing this declaration, dated February 22, 1591, he earnestly solicits this honourable person to be a means with the queen in procuring his pardon, or changing his sentence into banishment, that the land might not be charged with his blood. In this letter he says, 44 I beseech you to be a means of appeasing her majesty's indignation, conceited .against me from false accusation. For God my witness, that no earthly thing was ever sodear to me, as to honour her majesty, and to draw her subjects to do the same : and of the truth of this, I trust; any very adversaries witnesses when I am dead."+ King James of Scotland wrote, also, to the queen, in behalf of Mr. Udal, most earnestly requesting, that, for the sake of his intercession, the good man might be, spared, promising the same favour to her majesty in any matter she might recommendto his attention. This letter, dated June 12, 1591, is still preserved.t The Turkey merchants, about the same time, offered to send him as chaplain to one of their factories abroad, if he might have his life and liberty ; to which Mr. Udal consented, as appears from his letter to the lord treasurer. He says, 44 My case is lamentable, having now been above three years in durance, which makes me humblydesire your lordship's favour, that I may be released from my imprisonment, the Turkey merchants having my consent to go into Syria or Guinea, there to remain two years with their factories, if my liberty can be obtained." The archbishop, it is said, yielded to this petition; the keeper promised to further it; and the Earl of Essex had a draught of his pardon ready prepared, with this condition, that he should never return without the queen's license. Hut her majesty never signed it ; and the Turkeyshipsdeparting withouthim,poor unhappy Udal died a few months after, in the Marshalsea, quite heart-broken With sorrow and grief, towards the close of the year 1592.s Fuller denominates Mr. Udal a learned man, blameless in Strype's Whitgift, p. 375, 376.--.-Baker's MS. Collec. vol. XT. p. 54. Strype's Whitgift, p. 376. t Fuller's Church Hist. b. ix. p. 203, 204. § Strype's Whitgift, p. 377.