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THE CHURCH, COURT, AND PARLIAMENT
DURING THE REIGNS OF
EDWARD VI. AND QUEEN ELIZABETH.
" The Liberties of our House it behooveth us to leave to our Posterities in the same
Committee of the Puritan Commons to the Lords, 1575-6.
NEW YORK: SHELDON AND COMPANY.
CINCINNATI : GEORGE S. BLANCHARD.
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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1861, by
SAMUEL HOPKINS, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.
University Press, Cambridge :
In the course of the following pages I have cited several authorities not mentioned in the catalogue prefixed to my first volume. When I have first had occasion to notice any one of these, I have — without exception, I think — identified the edition in a note.
I have occasionally referred to “Waddington's Papers” and to “Waddington's MS.” By the former I designate certain papers with which I was furnished by the politeness of Rev. Dr. Waddington, Pastor of the Pilgrim Church in Southwark, England, while on his late mission to this country. One of these papers — a letter written in April,
. 1593 - I consider of great value; and I think I have shown it to be such.
By " Waddington's MS.” I designate a work, yet unpublished, written by the same gentleman, and entitled “The Hidden Church.” This manuscript is in the hands of
. “ The Congregational Board of Publication,” and has been generously lent to me by their Publishing Committee, who have allowed me to use it at discretion. I have rarely quoted from it, but have often referred to it. In either case, I could not, of course, specify the pages which I cite, as I certainly should have done, were it already published. Some of “Waddington's Papers ” are contained in his man