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OF THE

PURITANS,

OR

PROTESTANT NON-CONFORMISTS,

FROM THE

BATTLE OF EDGE-HILL,

TO THE DEATH OF KING CHARLES I.

CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF

THEIR PRINCIPLES; THEIR ATTEMPTS FOR A FURTHER REFORMATION
IN THE CHURCH; THEIR SUFFERINGS; AND THE LIVES

AND CHARACTERS OF THEIR PRINCIPAL DIVINES.

IN FIVE VOLUMES.

BY DANIEL NEAL, M. A.

A NEW EDITION,

REVISED, CORRECTED, AND ENLARGED,
BY JOSHUA TOULMIN, D. D.

TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED,

SOME MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF THE AUTHOR.

VOL. III.

WITH A SUPPLEMENT.

But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not con-

sumed one of another. Gal. v. 15.

PUBLISHED

BY CHARLES EWER, BOSTON ; AND WILLIAM B. ALLEN & co.

NEWBURYPORT, MS.

1817.

Wm. B. Allen & Co. Printers.

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CONTENTS OF THE THIRD VOLUME.

From the calling the Assembly of Divines at Westminster to the Oxford

Parliament.

Ordinance for calling an assembly of divines. Names of the lay-
assessors ; of the divines. Reasons of the episcopaldivines against the
assembly ; character of it: it opeos: rules agreed to by it. Regula-
tions sent them by the parliament. Assembly's petition for a fast.-
Alterations in the thirty-nine articles. Censures of antinomjanism.-
Parliament and assembly apply to the Scots. Reasons of the general
assembly of Scotland for assisting the English parliament. Committee
appointed to frame a solemn league and covenant. Mr. Marshall's and
Nye's letter to the assembly at Westminster. Debates upon it. The
solemn league and covenant. Manner of taking it. An exhortation
to taking the solemn league and covenant: answered. Instructions
for taking the covenant in the country. The influence it had on the
clergy. The king brings over forces from Ireland. III consequences
of it. The king's protestation. Assembly's letter to the foreign
churches. The king's reply. Remarks. Discipline of the church dis-

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