Baxter’s addition to the 5th section of his Sacrilegious Desertion

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 123 DWL/RB/1/253
  • Former Reference
      GB 123 Treatises vi.207 Treatises vi.14
  • Dates of Creation
      c 1678
  • Name of Creator
  • Physical Description
      ff 304-307 (f 304v is blank); 310 x 200 mm.

Scope and Content

Baxter's additions to the 5th section of his book Sacrilegious Desertion occasioned by his reading The present Separation self condemned 'much what of the principles of Mr Lambes; which occasiond this my writing.’

f 304r: ‘Against Mr Lamb & fullwood’

Other Finding Aids

Argent / Black vi.207 (also listed as vi.14); Thomas p.17


  • Rel. iii. 102 (§ 220).
  • Baxter's Sacrilegious desertion was answered by Francis Fullwood's Doctrine of Schism, 1672, which in turn was answered by the anonymous Plea for the Nonconformists (1674).
  • Fullwood’s The doctrine of schism fully opened and applied to gathered churches. … By the author of Toleration not to be abused (1672) presented the Declaration of Indulgence as encouraging separation from the Church of England. For Francis Ful(l)wood (d 1693) see Corr 468, 534, 538, 619, 903, 927, 937, 1028 and ODNB.
  • John Humfrey was the author of A plea for the non-conformists; tending to justifie them against the clamorous charge of schisme. By a Dr. of Divinity. With two sheets on the same subject by another Hand and Judgement (1674).
  • Contrary to Thomas' ascription of the title to Samuel Rolls, William Jane is cited by Wing as the author of The present separation self-condemned, and proved to be schism: as it is exemplified in a sermon preached upon that subject, by Mr. W. Jenkyn: and is further attested by divers others of his own persuasion. All produced in answer to a letter from a friend (1678). For William Jane (bap 1645- d 1707) see ODNB.
  • For Samuel Rolls (or Rolle) (c1628-79/80) see CR, ODNB, Corr 737 and Rel iii, 41.