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#A collection of svndry petitions presented to the Kings Most Excellent Majestie as also to the two most honourable houses, now assembled in Parliament, and others, already signed, by most of the gentry, ministers, and free-holders of severall counties, in behalfe of episcopacie, liturgie, and supportation of church-revenues, and suppression of schismaticks / collected by a faithful lover of the church, for the comfort of the dejected clergy, and all moderately affected Protestants.#

##Aston, Thomas, Sir, 1600-1645.## A collection of svndry petitions presented to the Kings Most Excellent Majestie as also to the two most honourable houses, now assembled in Parliament, and others, already signed, by most of the gentry, ministers, and free-holders of severall counties, in behalfe of episcopacie, liturgie, and supportation of church-revenues, and suppression of schismaticks / collected by a faithful lover of the church, for the comfort of the dejected clergy, and all moderately affected Protestants. Aston, Thomas, Sir, 1600-1645.

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##Content Summary##

#####Front#####

  1. The Collector to the Reader.

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  1. A PETITION DELIVERED In to the Lords SPIRITUALL and TEMPORALL. By Sir THOMAS ASTON Baronet, from the County Palatine of Cheſter, concerning EPISCOPACY. Wee have preſumed to annex a Coppy of a Petition (or Libell) diſperſed, and certaine poſitions preacWee have preſumed to annex a Coppy of a Petition (or Libell) diſperſed, and certaine poſitions preac _ To the High and Honourable Court of PARLIAMENT: The humble Petition of the Vniverſity of OXFORD.

  2. Honoratiſſimis viris Equitibus, Civibus, & Burgenſibus Supremae Curiae Parliamentariae SENATORIBUS Conſultiſſimis. Summa cum demiſſione.

  3. To the Honourable the Knights, Citizens, and Burgeſſes of the Houſe of Commons aſſembled in Parliament. The humble Petition of the Vniverſity of CAMBRIDGE.

  4. To the Honourable Houſe of Commons now aſſembled in the high Court of Parliament. The moſt humble Petition of the Nobility, Gentry, Clergy, and Commons within the County of Nottingham.

  5. The Remonſtrance and Petition of the County of Huntington, the Knights, Gentlemen, Clergy, Free-holders, and Inhabitants. To the Right Honourable the Lords, and Commons aſſembled in Parliament, for the continuance of the Church-Government, and Divine Service, or Booke of Common-prayer.

  6. To the High and Honourable Court of Parliament now ſitting. The humble Petition and Remonſtrance, of the Knights, Gentry, Clergy, Freeholders, and Inhabitants of the County of Somerſet.

  7. To the high and honourable Court of PARLIAMENT. The humble Petition of the Knights, Eſquires, Gentlemen and Houſholders in the County of RVTLAND; in behalfe of our ſelves, and our Families.

    _ Wee alſo doe with all Humility begge leave to repreſent theſe our Conſiderations, ſubjoyned, which wee hope you will favourably expound to be a well-meant zeale, and at leaſt, a confidence of duty, and charity to thoſe our Fathers, from whom wee have received, and daily hope to receive, many iſſues of ſpirituall Beniſon.

  8. The Cheſhire Petition for eſtabliſhing of the Common-Prayer-Booke, and Suppreſſion of Schiſmatiques, preſented to the Kings Majeſty, and from him recommended to the Houſe of Peeres, by the Lord KEEPER. To the Kings moſt Excellent Majeſty, and to the Right Honourable the Lords, and the Honourable the Houſe of Commons Aſſembled in Parliament.

  9. To the Kings Moſt Excellent Majeſty, And to the High Court of Parliament. The humble Petition of Colledges and Halls, and others, well-willers to Piety and Learning, throughout the Kingdome of England.

  10. Devonſhire Petition. To the Right Honourable the Lords Spirituall and Temporall, now aſſembled in the Houſe of PARLIAMENT. The humble Information and Petition, of the Knights, Eſquires, Gentlemen, and others of ability, within the Dioceſſe of Exeter.

  11. The Staffordſhire Petition. To the Right Honourable the LORDS, and COMMONS aſſembled in the High Court of PARLIAMENT. The humble Petition of the Knights, Gentlemen, Miniſters, Freeholders, and other Inhabitants, within the County of STAFFORD, hereunto ſubſcribed.

  12. To the Kings Moſt Excellent Majeſty, And to the Right Honourable the LORDS, and the Honourable the Houſe of COMMONS aſſembled in PARLIAMENT. The moſt humble Petition of divers Baronets, Knights, Iuſtices, Gentry, Miniſters, and Freeholders, Inhabitants of the County of KENT, within the Dioceſſe of CANTERBURY.

  13. To the Honourable the Knights, Citizens, and Burgeſſes of the Houſe of Commons aſſembled in Parliament. The humble Petition of the Gentry, Clergy, and other Inhabitants, ſubſcribed, of the Counties of Flint, Denbigh, Mountgomery, Carnarvan, Angleſey, Merioneth, being the ſixe Shires of Northwales.

  14. To the ſacred MAIESTIE, of our moſt Gracious Soveraigne Lord, King CHARLES; by the grace of God, of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, KING: Defender of the Faith. The humble Gratulation and Petition of divers, His Majeſties faithfull Subjects (of the true Proteſtant Religion) within the County Palatine of Lancaſter.

  15. To the Kings moſt Excellent MAIESTIE. The humble Petition of the County of Cornewall.

  16. To the Honourable Houſe of Commons, aſſembled in Parliament. The Humble Petition of the Gentry, Miniſters, and Commonalty of the County of Kent, agreed upon, at the generall Aſsizes of the County.

  17. To the Honourable the Knights, Citizens and Burgeſſes of the Houſe of Commons aſſembled in Parliament. The humble Petition of the Baronets, Knights, Eſquires, Gentlemen, Clergy-men, Free-holders, Subſidy-men, and others of good Rank and Quality in the County of OXFORD.

  18. To the Moſt Honourable and High Court of PARLIAMENT: The humble Petition of the Gentlemen, and other of the Inhabitants of the County of Cornwall.

  19. To the Right Honourable the LORDS, and COMMONS aſſembled in the high Court of PARLIAMENT. The humble Petition of the Knights, Eſquires, Gentlemen, Miniſters, Freeholders, and other Inhabitants, within the County of HEREFORD.

  20. To the Knights, Citizens, and Burgeſſes of the Honourable Houſe of Commons aſſembled in PARLIAMENT. The humble Petition of the Knights, Eſquires, Gentlemen, Miniſters, Freeholders, and other Inhabitants, of the County of Cornwall.

#####Back#####

  1. The Index of the Petitions.

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