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From the success that has attended diligent research, the documentary matters for the completion of these Memorials have accumulated beyond expectation.
The increased historic value and interest thus
acquired, relates more especially to the period in which the practical application of the principles of Congregationalists was being tested in the territory of New England ; and while the principles themselves were undergoing those sifting discussions for which the debates of the great Assembly of Divines at Westminster are peculiarly distinguished.
In order, therefore, to the furnishing an adequate amount of the indispensable records of those affairs, it has been decided, with the entire concurrence of the Committee of the Congregational Union, not to diminish the permanent value of the rest by the exclusion of these portions of the documents.
Such are the circumstances constituting the ground of this Appeal. It is made with confidence to the Subscribers at large, for their approval of the extension of the Memorials beyond what was originally stipulated; under which further encouragement, all the despatch that the nature of the undertaking allows, will be used to expedite the appearance of a third and concluding
CONTENTS OF VOL. II.
NINE POSITIONS SENT TO NEW ENGLAND.—ANSWER.--REPI.Y.
Page 39.- Concerning Lecturers ; how regulated.—Their restrictions indured
People and Ministers to depart the Kingdom: among whom were those Five
THE scoTS' DEPUTATION.—CANNE.--PAGET.- DAVENPORT.-DEADMAN'S PLACE.
the Plotting Scots—Foresight of the Separatists~ Position of all the Religious
Page 97.— The Puritans entered actively upon the struggle for Ecclesiastical
Supremacy—Their Letter for Succour— Answer of the General Assembly-