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Rates to be observed, in Compound
ing for Liberty of Conscience, in
the Particulars following, viz. For Liberty to assert the Pope's
Preach against the Govern-
5 For Liberty to keep on their lats
before Magistrates, or in Courts
of Judicature. Bor Liberty to rail publickly a.
gainst the Bishops and Common Prayer.
I OO For Liberty to refuse all manner
of Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, or in Cases Civil
or Criminal. For Liberty to deny-Tythes, and (other Church-Duties. For Liberty to expound the Reves
lations, and the Book of Da
niel. For Liberty to disturb any Congregation after Sermon.
о Іо о For Liberty to assert the Solemn League and Covenant.
For Liberty to inftru&t Youth in
the short Catechifm, fet.orth
That any Person or Perfons, gi.ted for any the Particulars abovefaid, may have Liberty therein, either as an Itinerate, in Private or Publick, at the Rates abovefaid.
That no Person or Persons be adinit. ted to compound for Liberty of Con. science, until he, or they, have first | taken, and fubfcribed to the folemn Protestation following, before the said Grand Commisioners and Farriers, or their Sub-Commissioners respectively.
1 A. B. Do here folemnly biorelt, That 3 judge mp Celf till bound by the Coleinn League and Covenant, by the Engagement, by private Church Covenant, 02 by any other Darb which 3 have taken ever ance the Pear 1641. and that, so far as wirb l'afety to my Patron and Citare 7 may, 3 will endeavour the urter Erricpation of Ersicopacy; and, to the utmost of my power, will as bect and pzomore all sachisi, fac
tion and Discozd, both in Church and State, accouding to the best form and manner, preferited and laid open in the Sermons of many of the Band Comınillioners and Farmers, before the Parliament, appointed to be printed, and now called, The Homilies of the Sepa: rated Churches. And that I will neber, by wiar Conviction of authority Coever, whether Legal 02 Cpifcopal, ever coulent to the da: blith'd Doctrine and Iiscipline of the Church of England.
and I do likewise believe, That Liberty of Confcience was a niyGecious, yet profitable Talent, com: mitted to the Churches, and that it may be lawfully Farmed out for advantage and Impzvorment.
That no Person, within the Kingdom of England, Dominion of Wales, or Town of Berwick, may, from, and after the twenty fifth Day of March next, use or exercise any manner of Liberty of Conscience, except Persons standing conformable to the Church of England; until such Per
fon or Persons Thall first take the Solemn Protestation, and shall Com. pound with the said Grand Cominislioners and Farmers, for Liberty of Conscience, nor shall he be admitted or permitted to be a Speaker or Hearer, in any Meeting or Affeinblies whatfoever.
That the said Grand Commissioners and Farmers of Liberty of Conscience, may have Power to constitute, under the Publick Seal of the said Ofiice, a convenient number of Spiritual Gas gers, who may have and exercise all Tuch Powers, Privileges, and Authori. ties, as the Gapers for Excise of Beer and Ale have, or ought to have and enjoy, and may, at any tiine, in case of Sufpicion, enter into any House or Place, Publick or Private, to Gage and try the Spirits and Affections of any
Person or persons; and by Praying, Preaching, or other good Exhortation, dissuade from Episcopacy, and the Common-Prayer, the better to fit and prepare them to compound for Liberty of Conscience.
That the said Grand Commissioners and Farmers of Liberty of Conscience, may have Power to Fine any Ferfon-or
Persons, (not exceeding the Sum of Twenty Pounds for every Offence) who ihall, after Composition for Liberty of Conscience, and subscribing the solemn Protestation, be present in any Church or Chappel, within the Kingdom of England, Dominion of Wales, and Town of Berwick, in the time of any part of Livine Service, unless at the Funeral of bis Father, or some other like Occalion, be Niall either respond, be uncovered, or carry himself reverently in the Time of Divine Service aforesaid.
That the faid Grand Commisioners and Farmers of Liberty of Conscience, or any twenty four ot them, aflembled at the Office aforesaid, may bave and exercise a Jurisdition of Appeal, in all Matters relating to Liberty of Conscience, within the frid Kingdom of England, and thall have a conclufive Power in all Matters brought be fore them,by way of Appeal as atoresaid.
That for the better Management of all such Matters as shall be brought judicially before the said Grand Con misioners and Farmers of Liberty of Conscience, by way of Appeal, the faid Grand Comniisioners and Far..