Concerns by the General Assembly in Edinburgh addressed to the English Parliament that the "security of Religion" can not be obtained as long as the "present engagement in warre" is carried on." London, 1648 CHURCH OF SCOTLAND. A Declaration and Exhortation of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland To their Brethren of England Bearing the date August, the first 1648. Also A Declaration of the General Assembly concerning the present dangers of Religion, and especially the unlawfull ingagement in this Warre, to be read in the several Kirks of Scotland, bearing date Iuly 31. 1648. Together with severall Papers of the Honourable Committee of Estates, and the Answers and Representations of the General Assembly, to those Papers. London, Printed for Ralph Smith, at the sign of the Bible in Corn-hill near the Royall Exchange. 1648. Quarto. $225.00 Bound in green/brown/tan marbled paper over boards, new endpapers with bookplate of M.S. Carothers on front paste-down endpaper, light foxing, small piece torn from bottom corner or title. The number "9" written at the top of the title in old pen. Collation: A-E4. Many mistakes in pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, 3-16, then page 15, page 18-19, then 18-19, 22-23, 22-25, 24-25, 28-37, (1) blank (i.e. 40pp). Wing C4206. Online ESTC citation no. R205076 locating 17 libraries in the U.S., including Folger Shakespeare and 15 libraries in the U.K. Only edition. This pamphlet expresses the concern of the General Assembly in Edinburgh to the English Parliament that the "security of Religion" can not be obtained as long as the "present engagement in warre" is carried on. The General Assembly argues that the Solemne League and Covenant is a unifying force between England and Scotland in both religion and politics but that the war is destroying this: "The engagement is carried on by such meanes and wayes, as tend to the destroying of Religion, by ensnareing and forcing the consciences of the people of God with unlawful bands and oathes, and oppressing the Persons and Estates of such as have been most active and zealous for Religion and the Covenant, all which is strengthened and authorized by Acts of Parliament, appointing that all that do not obey, or perswade others not to obey the Resolutions of Parliament and Committee anent this engagement, or who shall not subscribe the Act and Declaration of the 10. Iunii, 1648, imposed upon all the subjects, shall be holden as enemies to the cause and to Religion, and have their persons secured, and their Estates intrometted with."--pp.4,5. And finally "The engagement is carried on, not without great encroachments upon the Liberties of the Kirk, as we are ready to cleare in many particulars."--p.5. (16451). Bookseller Inventory #
Title: A Declaration and Exhortation of the General...
Publication Date: 1648
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