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DEATH OF KING CHARLES II.
TO THE ACT OF TOLERATION IN THE REIGN OF KING
CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF
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 EXLARGED,
BY JOSHUA TOULMIN, D. D.
TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED,
SOME MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF THE AUTHOR.
This know also, that in the last Days perilous Times shall come.
2 Tim. iii. 1.
John xvi. 2.
E. W. Allen, Printer, 1817.
THIS edition of Mr. Neal's “ History of the Puritans,” after many interruptions, being at length completed, and the last volume being now presented to the Public, the Editor embraces this occasion to make his acknowledg. ments to the Gentlemen who have assisted and encouraged his design. He feels his obligations to those who by their names and subscriptions have patronized it; and he is much indebted to some who, by the comunication of books and manuscripts, have aided the execution of itSituated, as be is, at a great distance from the metropolis,' and the libraries there open to the studious, he sees not how he could have enjoyed the means of examining Mr. Neal's authorities, in any extensive degree, and of ascertaining the accuracy of the statements by an inspection of the writers of the last century, had not his Grace the Duke of Grafton most handsomely offered, and most readily supplied, a great number of books necessary to that purpose, from his large and valuable libraries.
Some books of great authority were obligingly handed to bim by Henry Waymouth, Esq. of Exeter. His thanks are also due to the Rev. Josiah Thomson, of Clapham, and to Edmund Calamy, Esq. To the former, for the free use of his manuscript collections, relative to the His. tory of the Dissenting Churches ; and to the latter, for the opportunity of perusing a manuscript of his worthy and learned ancestor, Dr. Edmund Calamy, intitled, “ An Historical Account of my own Life, with some reflections on the times I have lived in." He has been likewise much indebted to a respectable member of the society of Quakers, Mr. Morris Birkbeck, of Wanborough, Surry, for his judicious remarks on Mr. Neal, and for furnishing him with Gough's valuahle History of that people.