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The publishers of this volume beg to announce that they have in preparation an Historical Introduction to the following Documents, by an accomplished writer, which is expected to be ready by the first week in August. Meantime, in order to satisfy an immediate demand for the Documents themselves, they are issued in the present form. The purchasers of this volume obtain the Historical Introduction, on its publication, at the price of One
RELATING TO THE
SETTLEMENT OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND
ACT OF UNIFORMITY
10, BROAD STREET BUILDINGS.
This volume has been published in illustration of the Act of Uniformity. The series of Documents, now for the first time issued in a connected form, exhibits the relations of the King, the Parliament, the Bishops, and the Presbyterian divines to each other in the discussions which preceded and resulted in that measure: and the various Acts, reprinted in this volume, which were intended to harass and destroy the Nonconformists, will enable every reader to judge of the relentless animosity with which those peaceable and conscientious citizens were persecuted.
Had it not been for increasing the bulk of the volume, some other Acts and papers would have been included in it; but it is hoped that the collection now made is complete for all practical purposes.
The example of such accomplished editors as Wilkins and Cardwell—in whose costly collections of documents relating to the Church of England many of the following papers have been formerly reprinted—has been followed in the preparation of this volume. The orthography has been modernized, and the punctuation has been corrected. In every other respect the Documents appear in their original form.