« PreviousContinue »
Mr. Ralph Venning.
house. The Executor of Hugh Peters, lately:
Executed. Mr. George Newton, late of Taunton. Mr. Dan Dyke, late of Hertfordshire. Mr. William Jenkins. Mr. Fisher, late of Kent. Dr. Thomas Goodwin. M. Hammond, late of Newcastle. Mr. Peter Sterrp. Mr. Bridges, late of Yarmouth. Mr. Joseph Caryl. Mr. Tombes, late of Lemster. Mr. Leigh, late of Lombard-ftreeta Mr. Mayo, late of Kingston., Mr. Joshua Sprigg. Mr. Henry Jelley. Mr. Newcomen of Dedham in Elex. Dr. Tuckney of Cambridge. Dr Cornelizas Burges. Mr. Zachary Crofton. Mr. Holmes. Mr. John Cann. Mr. Thomas Brooks,
That the Persons aforesaid may be constituted Grand Commissioners, and Farmers of Liberty of Confcience, within the Kingdom of England, Dominion of Wales, and Town of Berwick, and may be impowred to set up one publick Office within the City of London, and to nominate and elect a convenient number of Registers, Clerks, and other Officers: And for the more certainty of all Certificates to be granted as is hereafter appointed, the said Grand Commissioners and Farmers may form a Common Seal to be known, and called by the common Name of The Publick Seal of the Grand Commissioners and Farmers of Liberty of Confcience ; engraven, An Alle without Ears, Braging, with this Motto. encircled, Stat pro ratione Libertas : And the said Grand Commiflioners and Fariners, or any twenty four of them in the said Office assembled, may, from time to time, compound and agree: for Liberty of Conscience, with any Person or Persons, under such Rates and Qualifications, as are hereafter specified.
That the said Grand Commisioners and Farmers, or any twenty four of
them, may constitute and appoint, under the Publick Seal of the Office, Sub-Commiflioners, and other Officers, for every County within the said Kingdon, not exceeding the number of twelve, for each County, whereof seven to be la Quorum, who may compound and agree for Liberty of Conscience, with any Perfon or Persons, Select Con. gregations, Cities, Towns Corporate, Parishes, Hamlets, and Villages, by the Great, or otherwise, within their refpective Countries, not exceeding the Rates hereafter mentioned.
Rates to be observed in all Compofiti
ons for Liberty of Conscience.
Per Annum. A Prefbyterian Minister. 5 00
4 Oo A Deacon.
3 A Hearer, Male or Female, in
Fellowship to all Ordinances. 2 O
A Hearer, Male or Female, in
Fellowship to all Ordinances. 200 A common Hearer only. A Baptift, admitted to the Admi
nistration of all Ordinances. 5 A Preaching Assistant.
4 An Elder in Office.
3 A Deacon. A Hearer, in Fellowship, Male or
Female, to all Ordinances. 2 O A common Hearer only.
I O A Fifth Monarcher, admitted to. hold forth.
500 An Elder, under the fame Adinis nistration.
300 A Deacon, under the fame Ad.
male, in Fellowship, according
ftate, 12 d. per l. per annum.
or Female. 2 0 0 A Confeffor,
A Seminary of Mass-Priests at large.
50 A Private Mass-Priest. A Rom.Cath, in any other Order. 300 A Roman Catholick, not in Order, Male or Female.
І оо An Officer under any Administra
tion not inention'd in the Rates
500 A common Perfon under any Ad
ministration not mentioned in
to the Church of England. 2 OQ An Officer, under any Admini
ftration whatsoever, not a Native of England, except conformable to the Church of England.
10 OO A private Person, under any Ad. ,
ministration whatsoever, not a Native of England, except conformable to the Church of England.