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ANNOUNCEMENT.

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

volume.

SEPTEMBER, 1841.

CONTENTS OF VOL. II.

CHAPTER XXXIV.---Temp. CHARLES I. Continued.

HEYLYN'S ANSWER TO BURTON.-MILTON'S PROPHECY.

Page 1.-Heylyn characterized by some Churchmen— Increase and effect of

Pamphlets—« Dictator" Burton, gives Laud a Counterbuff-Terror Burton

began to excite- Is answered, by Authority-Heylyn's supercilious com-

mencement-Proceeds with an insult, and commits a blunder-Brings his

Dialectics into play-Why he places the High Commission foremost-

Wherein unconstitutional ; and whose the imperishable glory of opposing it

-Heylyn's next grievance_Defames anti-tyrannical doctrines- Admits that

Prelates gave unlimited power to kings-Ilustrates it-Rings hold no other-

wise than Dei gratia !---Priests use Kings as their tools-- Instanced, in King

James--- Again, in King Charles-Sycophancy-Heylyn now charges those

who refused to read the Book of Sports, with making Conscience only a

pretence; and imputes broader designs against them — The Case of those

Suspended, in the Diocese of Norwich, adduced by him-He asserts that Six

only, not Sixty, were absolutely Suspended there-- And Eight only, where

rumour made eighty--Confuted, by Laud's and Wren's own showing – Again,

by Wren's Defence on his Impeachment-State of his Diocese generally---

Burton's statements mainly established-Remark upon that result-Heylyn

proceeds to Innovations-His case- - Refuted-Cavilling--Evasions resorted

to-His Conclusion, by way of Condescension !---Milton describes the secular

Clergy, and announces a Catastrophe-Developed.

CHAP. XXXV.

NINE POSITIONS SENT TO NEW ENGLAND.—ANSWER.--REPI.Y.

Page 18.— Jealousy of the Puritans towards their emancipated Brethren-Their

Letter opens with general Imputations-- The New England Tenets spread at

Home-- Uneasiness of the Puritans thereat - Invite particulars-- Premonition

- Benediction-Remark, introductory to the Answer of the Elders in New

England— They commence with acknowledging that they had reviewed their

Principles—Their Practice altered with their Position : and why- Plan and

Grounds of their Answer explained; with a gentle Reproof for Censorious.

ness-Rigid Separation not justified; but Progress in Reformation insisted

upon-Their Benediction - Remarks upon their Letter, and explanation of

their Treatise and the Reply to it-The Nine Positions, seriatim.

CHAP. XXXVI.

LAUD'S EXILES.-LILBURNE.--ABBOT. -BALL.-J.AUD'S CANONS.— RETURN

OF HIS VICTIMS, BURTON, ETC.

Page 39.- Concerning Lecturers ; how regulated.—Their restrictions indured

People and Ministers to depart the Kingdom: among whom were those Five
who afterwards attained to peculiar notoriety - Lilburne characterized--- Title
of one of his holdest Treatises - His grounds of Separation- His Challenge
---How to be conducted - Posterity his debtors, immensely – Abbot,
against Church-Forsakers Gives to the word Separation, an attractive
power-Fulsome Invocation-His reason why the name Brownists rejected
Undesigned Concession-Ball's Friendly Trial— A Clerical dictum counter-
vailed--of his Thesis denying the seat of Power to be in all the Faithful--
Paragraph affirmative-Stricture upon it-Specimens of weakness, or incon-

clusive reasoning—The Convocation, sit illegally-R. Hooker's Presage of the

Church's decline evidenced — Laud, unrelenting — Parliament — They act

against the Ecclesiastics summarily-Triumphant return of two of Laud's

victims-A Committee of Investigation of Sixty Members, appointed without

delay--Prynne's Petition-Burton's and Bastwick's— Particulars, instanced

in Burton's Cause-Retribution against the Prelates, advocated — Laud's

downfall depicted — Manifestation of God's Justice — Clarendon's party-

coloured representation; and Hall's testimony of the increasing disaffection

from the State-Church.

CHAP. XXXVII.

THE scoTS' DEPUTATION.—CANNE.--PAGET.- DAVENPORT.-DEADMAN'S PLACE.
Page 55.-- Announcement-Scottish Self-Sufficiency, Design, first and last, of

the Plotting Scots—Foresight of the Separatists~ Position of all the Religious
Parties--" Sion's Prerogative "-John Paget's “ Defence "--Cheshire Re-

monstrance-Canne's assiduity against Classes--Paget stirred up by Ains-

worth—His first instance upset by a non sequitur, He uses argumentum ad

hominem against Canne-An assumption, and a declaration, invalidated-

Davenport's Rejoinder to Paget, Reasons of its late appearance : and, The

two pillar-principles of the Congregational Way- The Charter of a Scrip-

tural Church—The material Cause--The formal Cause-Congregational -

Stability—The“ Keys"-Entireness of Jurisdiction-A mistake adduced,

in Matt. xviji.— The greater of two evils, Classical Jurisdiction- A public

occurrence announced- Official Particulars-Explanation—This Congrega-

tion of Independents had subsisted above twenty-four years - A Date

ascertained— The Site named, geographically laid down.

CHAP. XXXVIII.

THE COMMONS' PROTESTATION.- BURTON.-GEREE.

Page 68. – What occasioned the Protestation-Burton's “Protestation Pro-

tested :” Effect on Richard Baxter- View of Burton's Argument-Replied to

by a Presbyterian—The excitement Burton's piece had occasioned, proved-

Its title objected against-An alleged Fallacy, strangely treated of— Remark

upon it- Another strange specimen-Geree's Presbyterian predilections dis-

composed—His idea of a National Church-Oversight respecting the parable

of the Tares— Miscellany-An acceptable Prayer.

CHAP. XXXIX.

SURVEY OF BURTON'S PROTESTATION PROTESTED.—HIS SERMON ON LUKE ix. 23.

Page 83.—The Presbyterian, succeeded by a furious Episcopalian-- Prefatory

announcement - The Onset– Notice—The Instrument, "the Whip"— Taunt,

for having cited Antiquity, Vinegar, administered— Conscience, contemned

-- Personal insult, continued—Main battle began—" Imposition;" that it

renders Prayers burdensome-Parliament, descanted upon-Liturgy caressed

-Ceremonies Discipline-Bishops—Consistories --- Separation, contume-

liously treated of-Of the godly communicating with a profane“ brother,”

1 Cor. v. 11–Churches, how reduced to Families—A Paragon of a Reviler

-- Loyalty, impeached - State supremacy—Perfection, jeered at-Confusion,

arraigned-Reformation; what, and when to be finished ?- Independent and

not Independent—Hint, in the Conclusion, that the Politicians add fuel to

the dissensions among the Reformers - Title of Burton's Sermon in a time

of the Plague-His doctrine, Self-denial--Its application.

CHAP. XL.

LETTER TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ANSWER.-T. EDWARDS. -CHIDLEY.

Page 97.— The Puritans entered actively upon the struggle for Ecclesiastical

Supremacy—Their Letter for Succour— Answer of the General Assembly-
Edwards enters into the Strife, with his “ Reasons"-of his strong Resolu.
tions—He and his Presbyterian brethren mistrust their temporary Enjoyment
His dread of Independency-Endeavours to Obstruct Petitions for Toleration
-His first eight • Reasons," seriatim-He brags-Of his other“ Reasons”-
His preventive, Intolerance- What he affirms, to prejudice Independents;

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