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Author: Quick, John, 1636-1706.
Title: Synodicon in Gallia reformata, or, The acts, decisions, decrees, and canons of those famous national councils of the reformed churches in France being I. a most faithful and impartial history of the rise, growth, perfection and decay of the reformation in that kingdom, with its fatal catastrophe upon the revocation of the Edict of Nants in the year 1685 : II. the confession of faith and discipline of those churches : III. a collection of speeches, letters, sacred politicks, cases of conscience, and controversies in divinity, determined and resolved by those grave assemblies : IV. many excellent expedients for preventing and healing schisms in the churches and for re-uniting the dismembred body of divided Protestants : V. the laws, government, and maintenance of their colleges, universities and ministers, together with their exercise of discipline upon delinquent ministers and church-members : VI. a record of very many illustrious events of divine providence relating to those churches : the whole collected and composed out of original manuscript acts of those renowned synods : a work never be extant in any language.
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Print source: Synodicon in Gallia reformata, or, The acts, decisions, decrees, and canons of those famous national councils of the reformed churches in France being I. a most faithful and impartial history of the rise, growth, perfection and decay of the reformation in that kingdom, with its fatal catastrophe upon the revocation of the Edict of Nants in the year 1685 : II. the confession of faith and discipline of those churches : III. a collection of speeches, letters, sacred politicks, cases of conscience, and controversies in divinity, determined and resolved by those grave assemblies : IV. many excellent expedients for preventing and healing schisms in the churches and for re-uniting the dismembred body of divided Protestants : V. the laws, government, and maintenance of their colleges, universities and ministers, together with their exercise of discipline upon delinquent ministers and church-members : VI. a record of very many illustrious events of divine providence relating to those churches : the whole collected and composed out of original manuscript acts of those renowned synods : a work never be extant in any language.
Quick, John, 1636-1706.

London: Printed for T. Parkhurst and J. Robinson ..., 1692.
Notes:
Eglises réformées de France.
Added title page engraved.
Vol. 2 has special t.p. with subtitle: The acts, decisions, decrees and canons of the seven last national councils of the reformed churches in France. -- London : Printed by J. Richardson for Thomas Parkhurst and for Jonathan Robinson, 1692.
Second part of the 2nd vol. has special t.p.: Synodicon in Gallia reformata, or, The acts, canons, decisions, and decrees of the four last national synods of the reformed churches of France. -- London : Printed by J. D. for Thomas Parkhurst and Jonathan Robinson, 1691.
Volume 2, page 573 has faded print in filmed copy. Pages 560-85 photographed from Cambridge University Library copy and inserted at end.
Reproduction of original in Union Theological Seminary Library.
Subject terms:
Eglises réformées de France.
Protestants -- France.
Huguenots -- France.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A56905.0001.001

Contents
frontispiece
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TO THE Right Honourable WILLIAM EARL of BEDFORD, BARON of THORNHAƲGH, Lord Lieutenant of the Counties of Middlesex, Cam∣bridge, and Bedford, Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, and one of the Lords of Their Majesties most Honourable Privy-Council.
TO THE READER.
ERRATA.
AN INTRODUCTION UNTO THESE COUNCILS.
THE CONTENTS OF THE INTRODUCTION.
THE INTRODUCTION.
SECTION I. The State of Religion in France before the Reformation.
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section 3
section 4
section 5
section 6
section 7
section 8
Sect. 9. The Confession of Faith, held and professed by the Reformed Churches of France, received and enacted by their first National Synod, Celebrated in the City of Paris, and Year of our Lord, 1559.
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SECT. XII. The Discipline of the Reformed Churches of France.
CHAP. I. Of Ministers.
CHAP. II. Of Schools.
CHAP. III. Of Elders and Deacons.
CHAP. IV. Of the Deaconship, or Office of dispensing the Churches Charities unto the Poor.
CHAP. V. Of the Consistory.
CHAP. VI Of the Union of Churches.
CHAP. VII. Of Colloquies.
CHAP. VIII. Of Provincial Synods.
CHAP. IX. Of National Synods.
CHAP. X. Of Religious Exercises performed in the Assemblies of the Faithful
CHAP. XI. Of Baptism.
CHAP. XII. Of the Lord's Supper.
CHAP. XIII. Of Marriages.
CHAP. XIV. Of particular Orders and Advertisements.
SECT. XIII.
SECT. XIV.
SECT. XV. The King's Edict for pacifying the Troubles of the Kingdom, made at Nantes in the Month of April, 1598. and published in Parliament, February 15. 1599. As also those particular Articles about it which were afterward verified in Parliament.
SECT. XVI.
SECT. XVII.
SECT. XVIII. The King's Edict of Grace and Pardon, granted by his Majesty unto the Duke of Rohan and the Lord of Soubize, and to all other his Rebellious Sub∣jects, of the Towns, Champain Countrey, Castles, and places in the Provin∣ces of Higher and Lower Languedoc, Sevennes, Gevaudan, Gui∣enne, Foix, and elsewhere, together with the Articles.
SECT. XIX.
SECT. XX.
SECT. XXI.
SECT. XXII.
SECT. XXIII.
SECT. XXIV.
SECT. XXV.
SECT. XXVI.
SECT. XXVII.
SECT. XXVIII.
SECT. XXIX.
SECT. XXX.
SECT. XXXI.
SECT. XXXII.
SECT. XXXIII.
SECT. XXXIV.
SECT. XXXV.
SECT. XXXVI.
SECT. XXXVII.
SECT. XXXVIII.
SECT. XXXIX.
SECT. XL.
SECT. XLI.
SECT. XLII.
SECT. XLIII.
SECT. XLIV.
SECT. XLV. The Martyrdom of Monsieur Homel, Pastor of the Church of Viva∣retz, in the Province of Sevennes, in the Kingdom of France; who was, with most Hellish Cruelty, broken upon the Wheel at Tournon, a City in the same Province, October, 1683.
SECT. XLVI.
SECT. XLVII.
SECT. XLVIII.
SECT. XLIX.
SECT. L.
SECT. LI. The King's Edict, forbidding all Publick Exercise of the Pretended Re∣formed Religion in this Kingdom.
SECT. LII.
SECT. LIII.
SECT. LIV.
SECT. LV.
SECT. LVI.
SECT. LVII.
SECT. LVIII.
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The Contents of the Acts in this Synod.
THE First National Synod.
CHAP. I.
CHAP. II. The First CANON.
CHAP. III. Particular Matters Propounded and Decided in the aforesaid Natio∣nal Synod held in PARIS.
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Contents of the Synod of Poictiers.
THE Synod of Poictiers.
CHAP. I.
CHAP. II. A Memorial to be presented unto the States of FRANCE.
CHAP. III. Observations, Corrections, and Additions to the Church-Discipline, couched and comprised in the Acts of the first National Synod of the Reformed Churches of France, held at Paris, May 25th, 1659.
CHAP. IV. New Articles added unto the Church-Discipline, framed in the First Synod of PARIS, May 1559.
CHAP. V. General MATTERS.
CHAP. VI. Particular MATTERS.
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The Contents of this Synod.
THE Synod of Orleance.
CHAP. I.
CHAP. II. General MATTERS.
CHAP. III. Discipline exercised upon Delinquents.
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THE CONTENTS of this SYNOD.
THE Synod of Lions.
CHAP. I.
CHAP. II. Observations, Additions, and Annotations upon the Church-Discipline.
CHAP. III. Of CONSISTORIES.
CHAP. IV. Concerning CENSƲRES.
CHAP. V. Of MINISTERS.
CHAP. VI. Of BAPTISM.
CHAP. VII. Of MARRIAGES.
CHAP. VIII. About Interests of Money.
CHAP. IX. About Vagrants, Hereticks, and Schismaticks.
CHAP. X. Of the LORD's SƲPPER.
CHAP. XI. General MATTERS.
CHAP. XII. A Case of CONSCIENCE.
CHAP. XIII. A BOOK Censured.
CHAP. XIV. Particular MATTERS.
CHAP. XV.
CHAP. XVI. Cases of CONSCIENCE.
CHAP. XVII. Memorials drawn up in the present Synod, for the Service of the CHƲRCH.
CHAP. XVIII. The Provinces, if they themselves approve of it shall be thus divided.
CHAP. XIX. BOOKS Censured.
CHAP. XX. The Vagrants and Deposed Ministers.
CHAP. XXI. Three ANSWERS of the Pastors and Professors of Geneva, and of some of the Ministers who were deputed unto the National Synod of Lions, 1563, and impowered by it▪ to make these fol∣lowing Returns unto the Questions propounded to them.
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The Brethren of Geneva's ANSWER.
ANSWER II.
The Brethren of Geneva's ANSWER.
ANSWER III.
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THE CONTENTS of this SYNOD.
The Second Synod of PARIS.
CHAP. I.
CHAP. II. An Explication of the Canons of the CHƲRCH-Discipline, and an Addition of several others. General MATTERS.
CHAP. III.
CHAP. IV.
CHAP. V.
CHAP. VI.
CHAP. VII.
CHAP. VIII.
CHAP. IX.
CHAP. X
CHAP. XI. General Advertisements unto the Churches.
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THE CONTENTS of this SYNOD.
THE Synod of Vertueil.
Chap. I. Alterations, Additions, and Annotations upon the Church-Discipline. General MATTERS.
CHAP. II.
CHAP. III.
CHAP. IV.
CHAP. V. Of Particular MATTERS.
CHAP. VI.
CHAP. VIII. The Roll of Vagrants.
CHAP. VIII. General Advertisements given unto the Churches of France.
CHAP. IX. A Resolution of several Cases of Conscience, and of other Weighty, Points of the Christian Reformed Religion, by the R. Mr. John Calvin, Pastor and Professor at Geneva.
CHAP. X. Orders and Decrees concerning Marriages.
DECREE the First.
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ANSWER.
The Second DECREE.
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ANSWER.
The Third DECREE.
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ANSWER.
The Fourth DECREE.
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ANSWER.
The Fifth DECREE.
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ANSWER.
The Sixth DECREE.
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ANSWER.
The Seventh DECREE.
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ARTICLE.
The Eighth DECREE.
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ANSWER.
The Ninth DECREE.
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ANSWER.
The Tenth DECREE.
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ANSWER.
The Eleventh DECREE.
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ANSWER.
The Twelfth DECREE.
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ANSWER.
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THE CONTENTS of this SYNOD.
THE First Synod of Rochel.
CHAP. I.
CHAP. II. General MATTERS. Observations upon the Confession of Faith.
CHAP. III. Observations upon the Church-discipline; Tuesday the Third of the same Month.
CHAP. IV. Acts passed on Wednesday, the Fourth day of the said Month.
CHAP. V.
CHAP. VI. A particular Matter about Elders and Deacons.
CHAP. VII. General Matters, Thursday the Fifth of the same Month.
stipulations of articles
Of the CONSISTORY.
Of Delinquents, and Censur'd Persons, and what are these Offences which render them obnoxious unto Censures.
Of Provincial SYNODS.
Of BAPTISM.
CHAP. VIII. Acts passed upon Friday the Sixth of the said Month.
Of the LORD's SƲPPER.
Of MARRIAGES.
CHAP. IX. Acts passed on Saturday the seventh Day of the same Month.
Concerning Particular ORDERS.
CHAP. X. Particular Orders about publishing of Books.
CHAP. XI. Particular MATTERS.
CHAP. XII. Acts passed on Tuesday the Tenth day of the Month.
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THE CONTENTS of this SYNOD.
THE Synod of NISMES.
CHAP. I. Canons Ordained in the National Synod held at Nismes the Sixth of May, One thousand five hundred seventy two, in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Charles IX.
CHAP. II. Observations upon the Discipline, the Confession of Faith, and the last National Synod of Rochel.
CHAP. III.
CHAP. IV.
CHAP. V.
CHAP. VI. General MATTERS.
CHAP. VII. Particular MATTERS.
CHAP. VIII. The Vagrants, styling themselves Ministers, but deposed.
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THE CONTENTS of this SYNOD.
THE Synod of St. Foy.
CHAP. I.
CHAP. II. General MATTERS.
CHAP. III. An Act for a National FAST.
CHAP. IV. Cases of CONSCIENCE.
CHAP. V.
CHAP. VI.
CHAP. VII. Appeals and Particular Matters.
CHAP.VIII.
CHAP. IX. The Roll of MINISTERS provided for, and disposed by this present SYNOD.
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THE CONTENTS of this SYNOD.
THE Synod of FIGEAC.
CHAP. I. The Names of the Deputies unto this Synod.
CHAP. II. General MATTERS.
CHAP. III.
CHAP. IV. Remarks upon the DEPƲTIES.
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The CONTENTS of this SYNOD.
THE II. Synod of Rochel.
CHAP. I. The Catalogue and Names of the Deputies.
CHAP. II. General MATTERS.
CHAP. III.
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THE CONTENTS of this SYNOD.
THE First Synod of Vitre.
CHAP. I. The DEPƲTIES.
CHAP. II. Canons made and decreed in the National Synod held at Vitré in Brit∣tany, at the Castle of the Lord De la Vall, on Monday the 16th Day of May, in the Year of our Lord One thousand five hundred eighty and three; Monsieur Merlin being President, and Monsieur Pi∣neau Scribe.
CHAP. III. Containing the Canons which were removed, Observations changed in, and added to those in the Body of our Church-Discipline.
CHAP. IV. Particular MATTERS.
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THE CONTENTS of this SYNOD.
THE Synod of Montauban.
CHAP. I Of the DEPƲTIES.
CHAR II. OBSERVATIONS made upon reading the Confession of Faith of our Churches.
CHAP. III. Observartions made in reading of our Church-Discipline.
CHAP. IV. Of General MATTERS.
CHAP. V. Of APPEALS.
CHAP. VI. Particular MATTERS.
CHAP. VII. The Roll of the Vagrants, Deserters, and Deposed Ministers.
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THE CONTENTS of this SYNOD.
THE Synod of Saumur.
CHAP. I. Of the DEPƲTIES.
CHAP. II. Observations upon the Confession of Faith.
CHAP. III. Observations upon the Church-Discipline.
CHAP. IV. Of General MATTERS.
CHAP. V. Of APPEALS.
CHAP. VI. Particular MATTERS.
CHAP. VII. The Catalogue of the Deposed.
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THE CONTENTS of this SYNOD.
THE Synod of Montpellier.
CHAP. I. Deputies and Officers of the Synod.
CHAP. II. Observations upon the Confession of Faith.
CHAP. III. Observations upon the Church-Discipline.
CHAP. IV. Of APPEALS.
CHAP. V. Of General MATTERS.
CHAP. VI. Particular MATTERS.
CHAP. VII. Of Private ACTS.
CHAP. VIII. An Extract of the Acts of the General Mixt Assembly of the Churches of France, held at Chastel-heraut, and approved by their Natio∣nal Synod held at Montpellier the 26th Day of May, 1598, and the Days following.
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THE CONTENTS of this SYNOD.
THE Synod of Gergeau.
CHAP. I. Of the DEPƲTIES.
CHAP. II. Observations on Reading the Confession of our Faith.
CHAP. III. Observations made on Reading of our Discipline.
CHAP. IV. Of APPEALS.
CHAP. V. Of General MATTERS.
CHAP VI. Particular MATTERS.
CHAP. VII. The ROLL of Vagrants.
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The CONTENTS of the Synod of GAP.
The Synod of GAP.
CHAP. I.
CHAP. II. Observations upon the Confession of Faith.
CHAP. III. Observations upon reading of the Discipline.
CHAP. IV. Observations made on reading the Acts of the Synod of Gergeau.
CHAP. V. Of Appeals.
CHAP. VI. Of General Matters.
CHAP. VII. Of Particular Matters.
CHAP. VIII. A Dividend of the Sum of 45000 Crowns both for our Ʋniver∣sities and Churches.
CHAP. IX. Here follows the Account of what was granted to Monsieur Palot and to Monsieur du Candal.
CHAP. X. An Account of the Dividend of One hundred and five and thirty thousand Crowns, given by His Majesty every year unto the Re∣formed Churches of France, according to which the Lord Isaac du Candall, and Monsieur de Visouze shall make payment of each particular sum at the time hereafter appointed for the year next coming, 1604, and this in pursuance of that Agreement made with the said Lord of Candall, and the Deputies Assem∣bled in this present National Synod held at Gap in Dolphiny, before Monsieur Rostrain His Majesty's Publick Notary.
CHAP. XI. A Roll and Catalogue of all the Reformed Churches of France, as well those which are actually supplied with Pastors, as of those which shall be before the Meeting of the next National Synod to be held at Rochell in the Year 1607. otherwise the Provinces will be enforced to make Restitution of those Moneys ordained for them out of the Stock given us by His Ma∣jesties Royal Bounty. There was tackt unto this Roll the Names of those Pastors and Proposans who are to be maintained by the Provinces.
The First Roll of Pastors and Proposans in the Isle of France, Picardy, Beausse, and Champagne.
The Second Roll of the Pastors and Proposans in the Province of Brittany.
The Third Roll of the Churches, Pastors, and Proposans in the Province of Orleans, Berry, Blaisois and Nivernois.
The Fourth Roll of the Churches, Pastors and Proposans in the Province of Anjou, Tourain and Maine.
The Fifth Roll of the Churches, Pastors and Pro∣posans in the Province of the Upper and Nether Poictou.
The Sixth Roll of the Churches, Pastors, and Pro∣pasans in the Province of Xaintonge, Aulnix, and Augoulmois.
The Seventh Roll of the Churches, Pastors, and Proposans in the Province of Lower Guienne.
The Eighth Roll, of the Churches, Pastors and Pro∣posans in the Province of Higher and Lower Vivaretz and Vellay.
The Ninth Roll of the Churches, Pastors, and Proposans in the Province of Lower Languedoc.
The Tenth Roll of the Churches, Pastors and Pro∣posans in the Province of Higher Languedoc, and Higher Guienne.
The Eleventh Roll, of the Churches, Pastors and Proposans in the Province of Burgundy, Lyon∣nois, Forest, La Bresse, and Beaujolois.
The Twelfth Roll, of the Churches, Pastors and Proposans in the Province of Provence.
The Thirteenth Roll, of the Churches and Pastors, and Proposans in the Province of Dolphiny.
CHAP. XII. Remarks upon the Deputies of this Synod.
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The CONTENTS Of the third Synod of ROCHEL.
The Third Synod of ROCHELL.
CHAP. I Names of the Deputies and Synodical Officers.
CHAP. II. Observations on reading the Confession of Faith.
CHAP. III. Observations on the reading our Church-Discipline.
CHAP. IV. Observations on the National Synod of Gap.
CHAP. V. Of Particular Matters.
CHAP. VI.
CHAP. VII. An Account of those summs which the National Synod hath Decreed to be paid out by the Lord of Candal Receiver General of the Moneys given by his Majesty unto the Reformed Churches of this Kingdom.
CHAP. VIII. Memorials and Instructions given to the Lords of Villarnoul and de Mirande, the General Deputies of the Reformed Churches of this Kingdom, attending upon His Majesty, how to bring Monsieur Palot to Account for the Moneys dispensed by by him, which His Gracious Majesty was pleased so bestow upon our Reformed Churches.
CHAP. IX. Of Appeals.
CHAP. X. Of Particular Matters.
CHAP. XI. Particular Matters relating to the Provinces of the Isle of France, Picardy, and Champagne.
CHAP. XII. The Roll of Deposed Ministers.
CHAP. XIII. Orders about Testamentary Legacies.
CHAP. XIV. Political Acts of matters treated in the National Synod held at Rochell in the month of March 1607. by His Majesties Writ.
CHAP. XV. The Account of the Lord du Candall for the Moneys given us by His Majesty.
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The Contents of the Synod of St. Maixant.
THE Synod of St. Maixant.
CHAP. I. The Acts of the National Synod of the Reformed Churches in the Kingdom of France, held at St. Maixant, the 25th of May, and divers days following, in the Year of our Lord One thousand six hundred and nine, wherein presented themselves as Deputies from all the Provinces, the Pastors and Elders, who are hereafter named; to wit;
CHAP. II. Observations upon Reading our Confession of Faith.
CHAP. III. Observations upon Reading of our Discipline.
CHAP. IV. Observations upon the National Synod of Rochel.
CHAP. V. Appeals.
CHAP. VI. Of General Matters.
CHAP. VII. Concerning Ʋniversities and Colledges.
CHAP. VIII. Of Particular Matters.
CHAP. IX. An Order for Calling the next National Synod.
CHAP. X. The Roll of Deposed Ministers.
CHAP. XI. Moneys divided among the Churches.
CHAP. XII. A Catalogue of the Churches from whom there it Allowance given out of the King's Moneys till the next National Synod.
CHAP. XIII. An Account of the Dividend in the three first Quarters.
CHAP. XIV. An Account of those Sums of Money which were given upon parti∣cular occasions by the Synod of St. Maixant.
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The Contents of this National Synod.
THE Synod of PRIVAS.
CHAP. I. Of the Deputies to the Synod.
CHAP. II. Orders about the Election of Moderator and Deputies. A Deputy censured for bringing his Election.
CHAP. III. The Oath of Ʋnion sworn by all the Deputies of the Reformed Churches of France assembled in the National Synod at Privas in Vivaretz, and subscribed by them all, the day, month and year above-mitten.
CHAP. IV. Observation on Reading the Confession of Faith.
CHAP. V. Observations upon Reading of our Church-Discipline.
CHAP. VI. Observations made on Reading the Acts of the next National Sy∣nod of St. Maixant.
CHAP. VII. Of Appeals.
CHAP.VIII. His Majesties Proclamation of Pardon.
CHAP. IX. The Synods Declaration against this Proclamation.
CHAP. X. General Matters.
CHAP. XI. The Act of Re union.
CHAP. XII. A Warrant signed for 45000 l. for the Churches.
CHAP. XIII. Of Particular Matters.
CHAP. XIV. Of Colledges and Ʋniversities.
CHAP. XV. The Roll of Apostates.
CHAP. XVI. The Accounts and Disbursments of our Moneys by the Lord du Candal.
CHAP. XVII. Here follows the Dividend of four thousand seven hundred sixty and six Livers arising from the Arrears of the years 1604, 1605, and 1606. according to the Accompt of St. Maixant. In which the Provinces of Higher Languedoc and Lower Guyenne are not contained, they having received the portions befallen them in ready Money, or by Warrants under the hand of the said Lord du Candal.
CHAP. XVIII. A Dividend for the Ʋniversities.
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THE CONTENTS OF THE Synodical Acts.
THE Synod of Tonneins.
CHAP. I. Deputies Names. Officers chosen.
CHAP. II. An Order about Letters of Deputation.
CHAP. III. Ʋrgent Matters.
CHAP. IV. Observations made on Reading the Confession of Faith.
CHAP. V. Observations on Reading of our Church-Discipline.
CHAP. VI. Observations on reading the Acts of the National Synod of Privas.
CHAP. XVII. Appeals.
CHAP. VIII. General Matters.
CHAP. IX. Particular Matters.
CHAP. X. Of Colledges and Ʋniversities.
CHAP. XI. The Accompts of our Ʋniversities and Colledges; as also a Dividend of Moneys given by their Majesties unto our Churches, Ʋniver∣sities and Colledges since the National Synod of Privas, 1612.
CHAP. XII. A Collection of the Accompts of the Lord du Candal Commissionated to receive and distribute the Moneys granted by the King unto the Reformed Churches of France, for the maintenance of their Ministers, and a Dividend of the said Moneys.
CHAP. XIII.
CHAP. XIV. The Roll of the Deposed and Apostate Ministers.
CHAP. XV. An Act of the Oath of Ʋnion Taken, Sworn, and Subscribed by all the Deputies of the Reformed Churches of France Assembled in their National Synod at Tonneins in the Province of Lower Guyenne in May 1614.
CHAP. XVI. An Act for the Meeting of the General Mixt Assembly.
CHAP. XVII. A Memorial of our Grievances, and Petitions exhibited and debated in the National Synod of Tonneins, and judged meet to be presented unto the Mixt Provincial As∣semblies, and from them to be brought unto the National Political Assembly, and recommended to their consideration by all the Provinces, and particularly to the special care of our General Deputies, till that Meeting.
CHAP. XVIII. Expedients for reuniting the Christian Churches, which have shook off the Papa Yoak, and for composing the differences, which are already risen, or may hereaf∣ter rise up amongst them offered and propounded to them.
CHAP. XIX. A Letter from His Majesty of Great Britain.
CHAP. XX. The Excommunication of Monsieur Jeremy Ferrier, sometimes Pastor and Professor in the Church and Ʋniversity of Nismes, denounced in the Church of Nismes, upon the 14th of July, 1613 being the Lords Day [Extracted out of a lit∣tle Book Intituled, The Troubles happened in the City of Nismes in Languedoc] July 15. 1613. and Printed the same year.
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The CONTENTS of the Second Synod of Vitré.
THE Second SYNOD of VITRE.
CHAP. I. Names of Deputies. Election of Synodical Officers.
CHAP. II. Rules and Orders about By-standers, and Spectators in the Synod.
CHAP. III. The Confession of Faith.
CHAP. IV. Observations on reading of the Church-Discipline; Containing matter of advice given unto certain Provinces.
CHAP. V. Reflections on reading the Acts of the last National Synod, Celebrated at Tonneins.
CHAP. VI. Appeals.
CHAP. VII. A Speech made unto the King by the Deputies of the National Synod of the Reformed Churches in France, together with his Majesty's Answer to it, the 27th of May, 1617.
CHAP. VIII. General Matters.
CHAP. IX. The King's Letter to the Synod.
CHAP. X. Of particular Matters.
CHAP. XI. The Dividend made according to the Catalogue of Pastors brought in by the Deputies of every Province.
CHAP. XII. Of Universities and Colleges.
CHAP. XIII. The Catalogue of Apostates and Deposed Ministers.
CHAP. XIV. The Accounts of the Lord du Candal Treasurer of the Moneys given unto the Reformed Churches of France by his Majesty for the Maintenance of their Ministers: As also the Dividend made of those Moneys, and de∣creed by the National Synod of Vitré in the Months of May and June, 1617.
CHAP. XV. A Dividend of Moneys among the Provinces.
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THE CONTENTS OF THE National Synod OF ALEZ.
The Synod of Alez.
CHAP. I. Deputies and Officers of the SYNOD.
CHAP. II. Remarks and Passages of the First Session.
CHAP. III. An Act of the Oath of Union subscribed by all the Deputyes, both Pa∣stors and Elders.
CHAP. IV. Observations upon the Confession of Faith.
CHAP. V. Observations on the Church-Discipline.
CHAP. VI. Observations made on Reading the Acts of the last National Synod held at Vitre.
CHAP. VII. Monsieur Chauves's Report.
CHAP. VIII. APPEALES.
CHAP. IX. GENERAL MATTERS.
CHAP. X. FORM of EXCOMMUNICATION.
CHAP. XI. The Canons of the Synod of Dort incorporated with those of the Refor∣med Churches of France.
CHAP. XII. The Forme of the Oath taken in the National Synod, and which is to be administred unto all the Members of Provincial Synods.
CHAP. XIII. PARTICULAR MATTERS.
CHAP. XIV. CANONS for the PROVINCE of PROVENCE.
CHAP. XV. Of COLLEDGES and UNIVERSITIES.
CHAP. XVI. Of ACCOMPTS.
CHAP. XVII. General Laws for the Universities of the Reformed Churches of FRANCE.
CHAP. XVIII. A Dividend made among all the Provinces of Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Livres given by His Majesty to the Reformed Churches of France, and to be received this Ensuing Year, 1621. And the Years following, until the sitting of the next National Synod, according unto which the Lord of Candal shall make Payment of the said Summs, as was covenanted with him at the National Synod of GAP.
CHAP. XIX. The Accompt of the Lord Candal Receiver General of the Moneys given by the King unto the Reformed Churches of France, and the Dividend of the said Moneys as it was Ordered and Decreed in the National Synod of ALEZ, in the Moneths of October and November, of the Year 1620.
CHAP. XX. The Account of Moneys ordered by the National Synod of ALEZ to be payd by the Lord of Candal out of the Summ of Three Thou∣sand Two Hundred Forty and Five Livres, Nineteen Sous, Nine De∣niers, for which he is indebted on his last Accompt brought in to that Synod.
CHAP. XXI. The Catalogue of Apostates and Deposed MINISTERS.
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The CONTENTS of the Synod of CHARENTON.
THE FIRST Synod of Charenton.
CHAP. I. The Kings First Commissioner, Deputies, and Synodical Officers.
CHAP. II. The Kings Commissson to the Lord GALLAND.
CHAP. III. A great Debate about this Commission.
CHAP. IV. Approbation of the Confession of Faith.
CHAP. V. Observation on reading of the Discipline.
CHAP. VI. Observations on reading the Acts of the National Synod of ALEZ.
CHAP. VII. Reflections on their Observations passed upon the Acts of the Notional Synod of VITRE.
CHAP. VIII. On the Chapter of APPEALS.
CHAP. IX. On the Chapter of GENERAL MATTERS.
CHAP. X. On the Chapter of PARTICULAR MATTERS.
CHAP. XI. On the Chapter of Colledges and Universities.
CHAP. XII. Observations on the Chapter of General Laws for our Universities.
CHAP. XIII. Appeals unto this National Synod of CHARENTON.
CHAP. XIV. Of GENERAL MATTERS.
CHAP. XV.
CHAP. XVI.
CHAP. XVII.
CHAP. XVIII. PARTICULAR MATTERS.
CHAP. XIX. An Expedient to preserve the CHURCH-PEACE.
CHAP. XX.
CHAP. XXI.
CHAP. XXII. Of UNIVERSITIES and COLLEDGES.
CHAP. XXIII. The Accompts of the Lord of CANDAL.
CHAP. XXIV. A Dividend made among all the Provinces of the Summ of Two hundred twenty and five thousand Livres granted by His Ma∣jesty unto the Reformed Churches of France for the next Year 1624, and in the Years following until the sitting of the next National Synod, according whereunto the said Lord of Candal is to make these following Payments as it was formerly agreed with him in the National Synod of GAP.
CHAP. XXV. The Roll of Apostate and Deposed Ministers.
CHAP. XXVI. CANONS and DECREES Made and Establish'd in the National Synod of the Re∣formed Churches of France held at Charenton near Paris, September, l623. inviolably to be ob∣served by all the Churches and Ʋniversities in that Kingdom.
CHAP. I. Of Predestination, Election, and Reprobation.
Errors Rejected. The Orthodox Doctrine of Election and Reprobation having been Expounded, the Synod Rejected their Errors.
CHAP. II. Of the Death of Jesus Christ, and Mans Redemption by it.
Errors Rejected. The Orthodox Doctrine having been Explained, the Synod Rejecteth their Errors.
CHAP. III. Of the Corruption of Man, his Conversion unto God, and the man∣ner how.
Errors Rejected. The Orthodox Doctrine having been Explained, the Synod Re∣jecteth their Errors.
CHAP. IV. Concerning the Perseverance of SAINTS.
Errors Rejected. The Orthodox Doctrine having been Explained, the Synod Rejects their Errors.
CHAP. XXVII. Remarks upon some of the Deputies Commissionated unto this Synod.
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The CONTENTS of the Synod of CASTRES.
THE Synod of Castres.
CHAP. I.
CHAP. II. The Kings Writt for the Calling of the Synod, and ordering of Matters in it.
CHAP. III. The Lord Commissioners Speech to the COUNCIL.
CHAP. IV. The Councils Answer to it.
CHAP. V. The Kings Warrant for Choice of a New General Deputy.
CHAP. VI.
CHAP. VII. A Copy of the Councils Letter sent unto the King.
CHAP. VIII.
CHAP. IX. A Copy of the Lord Herbaut's Letter unto this Council.
CHAP. X.
CHAP. XI.
CHAP. XII. A Remonstrance of the Lord of Angoulins on behalf of the Mayor, Sheriffs, and City of Rochell.
CHAP. XIII.
CHAP. XIV. Observations on reading the Church-Discipline.
CHAP. XV. An Act against Debauchery.
CHAP. XVI. Observations on reading the Acts of the National Synod of Charenton.
CHAP. XVII.
CHAP. XVIII. No Minister to Depart the Kingdom without the Kings Leave.
CHAP. XIX. A Deposed Minister Restored.
CHAP. XX. APPEALES.
CHAP. XXI. Discipline Exercised on a Scandalous Minister.
CHAP. XXII. Discipline Exercised upon a Delinquent Minister.
CHAP. XXIII. A Scandalous Minister Deposed.
CHAP. XXIV. Discipline Exercised upon a Vitious Minister.
CHAP. XXV. GENERAL MATTERS.
CHAP. XXVI. An Act to preserve the Churches Writings, Deeds, &c.
CHAP. XXVI. An Act for a publick National Fast.
CHAP. XXVII. Differences between the Cities of Rochel, Montauban and Castres, composed.
CHAP. XXVIII. Particular Matters.
CHAP. XXIX. Care taken for a poor persecuted Church.
CHAP. XXX. A Donative to Monsieur Chamier.
CHAP. XXXI. Of Universities and Colledges.
CHAP. XXXII. The Accompts of the Lord of Candall.
CHAP. XXXIII.The Copy of that written Letter by the Synod unto the King, concern∣ing the Nomination of our General Deputies.
CHAP. XXXIV. A Dividend made between the Provinces, of the Sum of two hundred five and twenty thousand Livers, granted by his Majesty to the Re∣formed Churches of France, for the Year 1627, and the following Years until the next National Synod. According to which Dividend, the Lord of Candall shall make paiment of the said Sum of 225000.l. in pursuance of that Agreement tranasacted betwixt him and the National Synod of Gap.
CHAP. XXXV. The Roll of deposed Ministers, cast out of their Office and Churches by this present Council, for Apostacy, Vagrancy and other Crimes and Misdemeanours.
CHAP. XXXVI. An Act for calling of the next National Synod in Normandy.
CHAP. XXXVII.A Catalogue of all the Churches Reformed in France, and Principality of Bearn; together with the Names and Sir-names of their Pastors, re∣gularly disposed according to the Order of the sixteen Provinces, making up so many distinct Provincial Synods, and brought by the Deputies of their respective Provinces unto this present National Council held at Castres.
CHAP. XXXVIII. A Letter of the Church of Geneva to the National Synod of Castres.
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The General CONTENTS of these Synodi∣cal Acts, in several Chapters.
The Second Synod of CHARENTON.
CHAP. I. The Lord Galland the King's Commissioner. The King's Writ for calling the Synod. Deputies Names. Election of Synodical Officers.
CHAP. II. The King's Letters Patents.
CHAP. III. The Lord Galland's Speech to the Synod.
CHAP. IV. The Moderator's Reply to this Speech.
CHAP. V. Deputies and a Letter sent from the Synod unto the King.
CHAP. VI. A Copy of the Cahier of our Complaints, and of the Infractions of his Majesty's Edicts, presented to his Majesty from the Synod, by the Sieurs Amyraud and de Villars.
CHAP. VII. The Deputies return from Court, with the King's Answer and Letter to the Synod.
CHAP. VIII. Election of General Deputies.
CHAP. IX. Monsieur Beraud admitted as Deputy to sit and act in the Synod.
CHAP. X. A Copy of the second Letter written by the Synod unto his Majesty.
CHAP. XI. The General Deputies make Report of their Audience; and the King's Answer to that Letter.
CHAP. XII. The Sieurs Bouteroue and Basnage admitted as Deputies to sit and act in the Synod.
CHAP. XIII. A Copy of the King's Letter unto the Lord Galland, for restoring the Lord of Bouteroue unto his Place in the National Synod.
CHAP. XIV. Approbation of the Confession of Faith.
CHAP. XV. Observations on Reading the Church-Discipline.
CHAP. XVI.
CHAP. XVII. A great Debate about incorporating the Churches of Bearn with those of France, opposed by the Lord Commissioner.
CHAP. XVIII. The Reply made by the Deputies of Bearn, unto this Opposition of the Lord Commissioner.
CHAP. XIX. The Protestation of the National Synod upon the Conjunction of the Churches of Bearn with those of France in Church-Discipline, and their Submission to the Authority of our National Synods.
CHAP. XX. APPEALS.
CHAP. XX. General Matters.
CHAP. XXI. An Act for a Publick National Fast.
CHAP. XXII. An Act in favour of the Lutheran Brethren.
CHAP. XXIII. Particular Matters.
CHAP. XXIV. Of Universities and Colledges.
CHAP. XXV. An Act for an Assessment for the Universities.
CHAP. XXVI. A Dividend of Monies borrowed on the fifth Denier of all the Alms of our Churches, for the maintenance of our four Universities at Mon∣tauban, Saumur, Nismes and Die.
CHAP. XXIX. Accompts brought in by the Provinces about the Maintenance and Sub∣sistence of their Colledges and Universities.
CHAP. XXX. The Accompts of the Lord of Candall, Receiver General of the Mo∣nies given by his Majesty's Liberality unto the Reformed Churches of France.
CHAP. XXXII. A Blank Dividend. A Dividend made among the Churches, of the Sum of — granted by the King unto the Reformed Churches of France, for the support of them, of their Universities and Colledges; and this for the Year now current l631, and for the ensuing Years, until the sitting of the next National Synod: Ac∣cording to which Dividend the Lord of Candall shall make paiment of the said Sum, as it was agreed betwixt him and the National Sy∣nod of Gap, in the Year 1603.
CHAP. XXXIII. The Roll of Deposed and Apostate Ministers.
CHAP. XXXIV. An Act for calling the next National Synod.
CHAP. XXXV. Remarks upon the Deputies.
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The CONTENTS of the Synodical Acts, in several Chapters.
The Synod of Alanson.
CHAP. I. The King's Writ presented by the Marquess of Clermont for calling the Synod. Mr. de St. Mars Commissioner. Deputies. Officers chosen.
CHAP. II. The King's Commission to the Lord of St. Mars.
CHAP. III. The Commissioner's Speech.
CHAP. IV. How follow the Synod's Replies and Answers unto the King's Proposi∣tions.
CHAP. V. Deputies sent with a Letter unto the King.
CHAP. VI. A Copy of the second Letter written by the Synod unto th King, con∣cerning the General Deputies.
CHAP. VII. Observations upon, and Confirmation of the Confession of Faith received in the Churches of this Kingdom.
CHAP. VIII. Observations on reading of our Church-Discipline.
CHAP. IX. Observations on reading the Acts of the former Synod, held for the se∣cond time at Charenton, in the Months of September and Octo∣ber, 1631.
CHAP. X. A penitent Minister, after ten Years Penance, restored.
CHAP. XI. The Snappishness of the Commissioner, and the Prudence and Patience of the National Synod.
CHAP. XII. The Restoration of a penitent Minister deferred.
A penitent Minister seeking and petitioning to be restored, is denied, but with Advice to betake himself to some other Calling.
CHAP. XIII. Bearn incorporated with the Churches of France.
CHAP. XIV. Appeals and Complaints.
CHAP. XV. General Matters.
The Continuation of other General and Ecclesiastical Matters.
CHAP. XVI. Particular Matters.
CHAP. XVII. Of ƲNIVERSITIES. The Order taken for upholding and Maintenance of our Universities.
CHAP. XVIII. An Account of Arrearages due unto the University, which shall be paid by the Provinces within the space of one year.
CHAP. XIX. The Accompts of our Universities.
CHAP. XX The Accompts of the Lord du Candall.
CHAP. XXI. A Dividend of Sixteen Thousand Livres, given by the King for Defraying the Charges of the Synod.
CHAP. XXII. The Roll of Deposed and Revolted Ministers.
CHAP. XXIII. An Account and Catalogue of the Reformed Churches of France, and Bearn, together with the Names of their Pastors hung up in the National Synod held at Alanson, in the Months of May, June, and July, 1637. Extracted and Copied out of the Original.
CHAP. XXIV. The Speech made by Monsieur Ferrand, Pastor of the Church of Bourdeaux, Deputed by the National Synod of the Reformed Churches of France, Assembled at Alanson, the 27th. of May, 1637. unto His Majesty.
CHAP. XXV. 2. Instructions given unto Monsieur Ferrand, Gigord, and Cerisy, Deputed unto the King by the National Synod Assembled by His Majesty's Permission at Alanson, 1637.
CHAP. XXVI. 3. Monsieur Ferrand's Speech made unto my Lord the Cardinal, Duke of Richelieu.
CHAP. XXVII. A Copy of the Bill of Grievances presented unto His Majesty, by the Sieurs, Ferr and, Pastor of the Church of Bourdeaux, Gigord, Pastor of the Church of Montpellier, and De Cerisy, an El∣der Deputed by the National Synod of Alanson, May the 7th. 1637. unto the King.
CHAP. XXVIII. The Copy of a Letter from the Pastors and Professors of Geneva, sent unto the National Synod of Alanson, touching the Doctrine and Books of the Sieurs Amyraud and Testard.
CHAP. XXIX. The Testimonials of divers Doctors and Universities, unto the Treatise of Monsieur Rivett, against the Books of the Sieurs Amyraud and Testard.
CHAP. XXX. A Letter of Monsieur du Moulin, Pastor and Professor of Sedan, sent unto the National Synod of Alanson, in the year 1637. concerning the Books of the Sieurs Amyraud and Testard.
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The CONTENTS of the Third Synod of CHARENTON.
THE Synod of Charenton.
CHAP. I. 1. Monsieur Drelincourt Pastor of the Church of Paris, opened the Sessions with Prayer, and then the Lord Marquis of Clermont, General Deputy, Presented the Writ given forth by His Majesty's Command for calling the Synod. The Tenour of which is as followeth.
CHAP. II. As soon as these Officers, of the Synod were chosen, the Lord of Cumont, Councellor for the King in His Council of State, and Parliament of Paris, Deputed by His Majesty, presented Letters Patents, which did Com∣missionate him to Represent His Majesty in this Synod. These being read, were inserted into the Register of the Acts of this Synod; The Tenor and Form of which, is as followeth.
CHAP. III. The Moderators Answer.
CHAP. IV. A Deputation from the Synod unto their Majesties, and the Lords of the Privy Council.
CHAP. V. The Return of the Deputies with the Kings Answer.
CHAP. VI. A Copy of the Second Letter writ unto the King.
CHAP. VI.
CHAP. IX. The Form and Manner of Baptizing Pagans, Jews, Mahometans and Anabaptists Converted to the Christian Faith; Composed by the National Synod of the Reformed Churches of France, Assembled at Charenton, in the Year 1645.
CHAP. X. Observations made on Reading the National Synod of Alenson, held in the Year 1637.
CHAP. XI. APPEALS.
CHAP. XII. General Matters.
CHAP. XIII. Heads of Agreement Assented to by the United Ministers in and about London, formerly called Presbyterian and Congrega∣tional.
Preface to the Reader.
HEADS of AGREEMENT.
1. Of Churches and Church-Members.
2. Of the Ministry.
3. Of Censures.
4. Of Communion of Churches.
5. Of Deacons and Ruling Elders.
6. Of Occasional Meetings of Ministers.
7. Of our Demeaner towards the Civil Magistrate.
8. Of a Confession of Faith.
9. Of our Duty and Deportment towards them that are not in Com∣munion with us.
CHAP. XIV. 10. Article of General Matters.
CHAP. XV. Particular Matters.
CHAP. XVI. Of Universities.
CHAP. XVII. The Accompts of our Universities; and, The Debt of every Pro∣vince unto each of them respectively.
CHAP. XVIII. An Act for calling of the next National Synod.
CHAP. XIX. A Decree about the Validity of the Synodical Acts.
The Black Roll of Deposed and Apostate Pastors.
CHAP. XX. Remarks upon some of the Deputies.
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The CONTENTS of the Synod of Loudun.
The Synod of Loudun.
CHAP. I.
CHAP. II.
CHAP. III.
CHAP. IV. The Answer of Monsieur Daille the Moderator of the Synod, unto the Speech of the Lord Commissioner.
CHAP. V. The Marquess of Ruvigny Sworn General Deputy.
CHAP. VI. Notes on the Confession.
CHAP. VII. Observations on Reading of the Discipline.
CHAP. VIII. Observations upon reading the last National Synod of Charenton, in the Year 1644.
CHAP. IX. Of Appeals.
CHAP. X. General Matters.
CHAP. XI. Particular Matters.
CHAP. XII. Of Universities.
CHAP. XIII. The Accompts of the Lord du Candal.
CHAP. XIV. An ACT for the Publick National Fast, which is to be Ce∣lebrated the 25th Day of March, in the Year 160.
CHAP. XV. A Dividend of the Sum of Sixteen Thousand Livres granted by the King to the Deputies of the National Synod, of which every one shall receive Two Hundred Sixty and Two Livres.
CHAP. XVI. Tho Roll of Deposed and Apostat Pastors who have changed their Religion.
CHAP. XVII. An Act for Taxing the Expences of the Deputies, and for their Payment.
CHAP. XVIII. An Act for calling the next National Synod.
CHAP. XIX. An Act for the validity of all Acts which shall be Delivered and Signed.
CHAP. XX. Commissions Executed.
CHAP. XXI. A Letter written by an Unknown Person, to Mr. Martin, upon his Apostacy from the Reformed Religion.
CHAP. XXII. Remarks upon the Deputies.