Baxter’s subscription following the Declaration of Breda

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  • Reference
      GB 123 DWL/RB/1/302
  • Former Reference
      GB 123 Treatises vii.52 Treatises vii.250
  • Dates of Creation
      1 June 1660
  • Name of Creator
  • Physical Description
      f 210 (f 210v is blank); 298 x 195 mm.

Scope and Content

Baxter’s subscription for the benefit of the King’s Declaration at Breda.

Includes 'In pursuance of the gracious Declaration of his most Excellent Majesty & our Soveraigne Lord Charles the Second by the grace of God King of England Scotland ffrance & Ireland Defender of the faith &c Given under his Majesties Signe Manuall & privie signet at his Court at Breda the 4th/14 of Aprill last,’ Signed: ‘Richard Baxter (…) Sil Taylor Justice of the Peace of the Cittie of Westminster’


Argent notes: 'King Charles II issued the Declaration of Breda in April 1660, immediately before his Restoration. It offered a general amnesty and a “liberty to tender consciences”, which promise was never fulfilled because the ecclesiastical settlement of 1662 proved harsh.'

Other Finding Aids

Argent / Black vii.250 (also listed as vii.52); Thomas p.10


  • For Sylvanus Taylor, a London Presbyterian, see Corr 17, 50, 107, 168, Rel i, 45, iii, 179.
  • Baxter dedicated part III of his Rich. Baxters apology against the modest exceptions of Mr T. Blake (1654) to Taylor.
  • See also Rel i, 45.

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