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THE

GREAT CASE

OF

TITHES

Truly Stated, Clearly Open'd, And fully Refolv'd,

By ANTHONY PEARSON, formerly a Justice of Peace in WESTMORLAND.

With an APPENDIX thereto. To which is added,

A DEFENCE of fome other Principles held by the People call'd QUAKERS, in which they differ from other Religious Denomi

nations.

The Arguments for thefe are fupported by Scripture, and the concurring Sentiments of Ancient and Modern AUTHORS.

By J. M.

LONDON:

Printed and Sold by the Affigns of J. SowLE, at the Bible in George-Yard, Lombard-street, 1730.

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THE

PREFACE

T

HE Great Cafe of Tithes, by Anthony Pearfon, having been long out of Print, and now Reprinted, we thought it might not be improper to give the Reader fome Account of the Author, and the Circumftances which occafion'd the writing of it.

Anthony Pearson was a Juftice of Peace in Weftmorland. He publifh'd bis Treatife of Tithes in the Year 1657, which was fo well receiv'd by the Publick, that in about Two Years it pass'd Three Editions.

The Cry of Oppreffion being great from divers Parts of the Nation, because of the fevere Profecutions for Tithes, the Author was excited to write on that Head, in Compaffion to the Sufferers; and to remove, if poffible by Reafon and found Argument, the Yoke and Burtben of Tithes from off the Laborious_ Huf bandman, and, otherwife, a Free People.

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