Baxter's proposals for uniting the Protestant Ministers of England

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  • Reference
      GB 123 DWL/RB/1/411
  • Alternative Id.
      GB 58 Egerton ff 50-51
  • Former Reference
      GB 123 Treatises viii.291 Treatises xxii.363(3)
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      Facsimiles, vol. I, ff 99-101

Scope and Content

Printed Rel. iii. 110-113; see also ‘Treatises, vol. 7, art. 84 [= 283]’, for the original manuscript of this and the next article. The documents inserted by Sylvester in the third part, between the printed numbers ‘§256, §257’ include Treatises xxii, 363 (2-4). These papers follow a passage in the printed Autobiography, there numbered ‘§256’ but it stands as ‘270’ (altered to ‘259’) in the original manuscript, Treatises xxii, 363 (1). Though there is no mark referring to these papers, yet they are mentioned as follows – ‘270. During this session, the Earle of Orery desired me to draw him up in briefe the termes and meanes… And because I have inserted before so much of such transactions, I will have annexed my Proposalls, with his Strictures and my Reply.’ (Treatises xxii, 363 (1), f 96) Treatises xxii, 363 (2-3) were copied by W. Baxter and corrected by the Author: the rest consists of the rough drafts.

‘1. About Engagements. Let no other Covenant, promise, oath, declaration or subscription, be necessary to ministers for Ordination, Institution, Induction, ministration or possession of their maintenance.’


See also DWL/RB/1/337

Other Finding Aids

Argent / Black xxii.363(3); Thomas p.13; British Library, Egerton ff 50-51 (being the original)


Rel. iii. 110-113.