Baxter’s reasons for declining re-ordination

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 123 DWL/RB/1/163
  • Former Reference
      GB 123 Treatises iv.124
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      f 406 (f 406v is blank), 300 x 202 mm.

Scope and Content

Baxter's defence of the validity of his ordination and offering his reasons for refusing to seek re-ordination. Baxter states that he 'must professe that having 8 yeares agoe written a Treatise purposefully to prove the validity of the late Ordination by ye Synods & Presbyteries in England (though I never practised any myselfe) & having openly called for some confutation of it, I never could procure any to this day: And therefore am the more excusable if I erre. (Though I was my selfe ordained by a Bp.)’ All printed in Rel. iii. 38

Other Finding Aids

Argent / Black iv.124; Thomas p.13


All printed in Rel. iii. 38