The History of the English Baptists

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Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009 - 192 pages
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: f religion and intereft over the whole ' world, may be fupported and encoura- ged, to the glory of God, the happinefs c of the eftablifhed government in thefe ' kingdoms, and the advantage of all prin- c ces and ftates in chriftendom, that may ' be herein concerned. In the mean time, we will endeavour to prcferve, as much as in us lies, the ' peace and fecurity of thefe great and po- 1 pulous cities of London and Wejiminfter, ' and the parts adjacent, by taking care to ' difarrn all Papifts, and fecure all Je/uits ' and Romijh priefts, who are in and about 1 the fame. ' And if there be any more to be per- c formed by us, for promoting his high- ' nefs's generous intentions for the publick ' good, we mall be ready to do it as occa- ' fion (hall require.' On the fame day was prefented to his highnefs the humble addrefs of the lieutenancy of the city of London, as follows: May it pleafk, your Highnefs, . ' We can never fufficiently exprefs the Lieutenant 1 deep fenfe we have conceived, and mail 7 'f Lon I . i i t- i QMS ad- ever retain in our hearts, that your high- jrejs ' nefs has expofed your perfon to fo many ' dangers both by fea and land, for the ' prefervation of the proteftant religion, c and the laws and liberties of this king- Fourth called, p. 30. Vol. III. 'Ct dom; without which un parallel'4,1/! dei taking, we muft probably have fered all the miferies that popery very could have brought upon us. ' We have been greatly concerned, that1' before this time we have not had any feafonable opportunity to give your high-?; nefs, and the world, a real teftirnony, that it has been our firm refolutioh to venture all that is dear to us, to attain thofe glorious ends which your highrie's has propofed, for reftoring and ftftlifig thefe diffr...

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