40. Order of the House of Lords on the Services of the
[September 9, 1641. Imprinted at London by Robert Barker, printer to the
King's Most Excellent Majesty, and by the Assigns of John Bill. See Hist. of
Engl. x. 16.]
Die Sabbati 16 Januarii, 1640.
It is this day ordered by the Lords spiritual and temporal in the High
Court of Parliament assembled, that the divine service be performed as it is
appointed by the Acts of Parliament of this realm; and that all such as shall
disturb that wholesome order, shall be severely punished according to the law;
and the parsons, vicars, and curates in the several parishes, shall forbear to
introduce any rites or ceremonies that may give offence, otherwise than those
which are established by the laws of the land.
Die Jovis 9 Septemb., 1641.
It is this day voted by the Lords in Parliament, that the order
abovesaid shall be printed and published.
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