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Church of England.
The book of Common Prayer,
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The BOOK of i£sfrq&L

Common draper,

And Adminiftration of the

SACRAMENTS,

AND OTHER

Rites and Ceremonies

OF THE

CHURCH

According to the Ufe of

The Church of England:

Together with the

PSALTER or PSALMS

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D A VI D,

Pointed as they are to be fung or faid in Churches.



OXFORD,

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And fold by R. Baldwin, and S. Crowder, in Patcrnofter Row,
London; and by IV.Jackfon, in Oxford. 1770. Ci*« n M. u,inm.

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THE CONTENTS OF THIS BOOK.



J CTSfir the Uniformity of Com-

'** mon Prayer.

The Preface.

'Concerning the Service of the Church.

Concerning Ceremonies.

The Order how the P falter is appoint-
ed to be read.

The Order how the rejl of the Holy
Scripture is appointed to he read.

A 'Table of Proper Leffons and Pf alms.

The Calendar , vjiik the Table of Lcf-
jons.

Tables and Rules for the Feafis and
Fajls through th& whole Tear.

The Order for Morning Prayer.

The Order for Evening Prayer.

Tlje Creed of St. Athanafius.

The Litany.

Prayers and Thankfgivings on fever al
Occafam.

The CdkBs, Epifles, and Gofpels,
to be ufed at the Aiinijlration of
the Holy Communion, throughout
the Tear. j



The Miniflration of the Holy Commu-



nion-



Baptifm, both Publick and Private.

Baptijm fir ihcfe of riper Tears.

The Catechifm : with the Order for
Confirmation of Children.

Matr'vnony.

Vifitation and Communion of the Sick,

Burial of the Dead.

Thank [giving for IVoimn after Child-
bearing.

A ' Commination, or denouncing God's
anger and judgments againJISinners.

T}je P falter.

Forms of Prayer to be ufed at Sea.

A Form of Prayer for tbt Fifth of
November.

A Form of Prayer for the Thirtieth
of January.

A Form of Prayer fir the Twenty-
ninth Day of May.

A Form of Prayer fir the Twenty-
fifth Day of Oaober.

Articles of Religion.



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An Ac! far the Uniformity of Common Vrayer t and Service in the Churchy and Admlrijlratkntf

i.-je sacraments.



PRIMO ELI

WHERE at the death of ouMate Sovereign I
Lord King F.dioard the sixth, there re-
mained one uniform Order of Common
Service and Prayer, and of the Adminiftration of Sa
craments, Rites, and Ceremonies of the Church o*
England, which was let forth in one Book, intituled
Tbe Book of Ljmm^n Prayer, and Adminijh anon of Sa-
craments, '-and other Rites and Ceremonies in tbe Church
of England, Authorized by Aft of Parliament, hoiden
in the fifth and fixth years cf our laid late Sovereign
Lord King Edward the Sixth, intituled, An Act for
the Uniformity of Comtnin Prayer, and Adminiftration
of the Sacraments ; The which was repealed, and ta-
ken away by Aft of Parliament, in the firft Year of the
Reign of our late Sovereign Lady Queen Maty, to the
great decay of the due honour of God, and difcemfort
to the Profeffors of the truth of Chrifi's religion :

Be it therefore Enafted by the Authority of this
prefent Parliament, That the faid statute of Repeal,
and every thing therein contained, only concerning
the faid Book, and the Service, Adminiftration of Sa-
craments, Rites and Ceremonies contained or api Din-
ted in or by the laid Book, flail be void and of none
effeft, from and after the Feaft of the Nativity of St.
Join Baptifi next coming : and that the faid Book
with the Order of Service, and of the Adminiftration
of Sacraments, Kites and Ceremonies, with the alter-
ations and additions therein added and appointed by
the Statute, (hall ftar.d, and be, from and after the
faid Feaft of the Nativity of St. John BaM-.fi, in full
force and effeft, according to the tenor and effeft of
this Statute: Anything in the forefaid Statute of
Repeal to the contrary notwithstanding.

And further be it Enafted by the Queen's Highnefs,
with the AiTent of the Lords and Commons In this
prefent Parliament affembled, and by the Authority
of the fame. That all and fingular Mimftera in any
Cathedral, or Parifh Church, or other Place, within
this Realm of England, Wales, and the Marches of
thefame, or other the Queen's Dominions, lhall from
and after the Feaft of the Nativity of St. John Baptijt
next coming, be bounden to fay and ufe the Mattins,
Evenfong, Celebration of the Lord's Supper, and Ad •
miniftration of each of the Sacraments, and all their
Common and Open Prayer, in fuch Order and Form
as is mentioned in the laid Book, fo Authorized by
Parliament in the faid fifth and fixth Years of the
Reign of King Edward the Sixth ; with one altera-
tion, or addition of certainLeffons to be ufed on every
Sunday in the Year, and the Form of the Litany al-
tered and corrected, and two Sentences only added in
the delivery of the Sacrament to the Communicants,
and none other, or otherwife. And that if any manner
of Parfon, Vicar, or other whatfoever Minuter, that
ought or mould fing or fav Common Prayer mention-
ed in the faid Book, or minifter the Sacraments, from
and after the Feaft of the Nativity of St. John Bapiijt
•ext coming, refute to ufe the faid Common Prayer,
or to minifter the Sacraments in fuch Cathedral or
Parifh-Church, or other places, as he should ufe to
minifter the fame, in fuch order and form, as thev be
mentioned, and fet forth in the faid Book; or lhall
wilfully, or obftinately ftanding in thefame, ufe any
other Rite, Ceremony, Oruer, Form, or Manner of
celebrating of the Lord's Supoer openly or privily,
Or Mattins, Evenfong, Adminiftration of the Sacra-
ments, or other open Prayers, than is mentioned
and fet forth in the faid Eook, [open Prayer in and
throughout this Aci, ts meant that Prayer ivbicb is
for others to come unto or bear, ether in Common
Churches, or Private Chapels, or Ora'ones. commonly
called the Service of the Cbureb] or fhall preach, de
clare or fpeak any thing in the derogation, or de-
praving of the faid Book, or any thing therein con-
tamed, or of any part thereof, and fhall be thereof
lawfully convicted, according to the laws of this
Reaim, by verdift of twelve men, or by his own
confeffion,' or by the notorious evidence of the Fact,
fhall lofe and forfeit to the Queen's HigK-.efs, her
Heirs and Succeffors, for his firft Offence, the profit
of all his Spiritual Eenerices, or Promotions, coming
or arifing in one whole Year npxt after his Con
viftion: And alfo that the Perfon fo convicted, (hall
for the fame Offence fuffer Imprisonment by the
(pace of fix Months, without Bailor Mainprife. And
if any fuch Perfon, once convict of anv Offence con-
cerning rhe Premiff»s, (hall after his nrrt conviction
e.'ffoo.'.t wffe.id, and re thereof in form a -



J.ABETH£,

l« iully convift ; That then the fame Perfon fhal! for
'ond offence fuffer lmprjfonment by the (pace
whole Year, and alio lhall therefore be de.
ipfo faEto, of all his Spiritual Promotions,
tat it fhall be lawful to all Patrons, or Donors
.... .md lingular the fame Spiritual Promotions, or
of any of them, to prefent or collate to the fame, as
though the Perlon or perfons fo offending were
dead. And that if any (uch Perfon or Perfon*, after
he (hail be twice convicted in form aforefaid, (hall
offend ngainft any of the Premiiies the third time,
and fhall be thereof in form aforefaid lawfully con-
victed; That then the Perfon fo offending, and con-
victed the third time, fhall be deprived, ipfo failo,
of all his Spiritual Promotions, and aifo fkalf (uffer
imprifonment during his life. And if the Perlnti
that (hall offend, and be convicted in form aforelaiu,
concerning any of the Premiffes, fhall not be Bene-
fited nor have any Spiritual Promotion, that then
the fame Perlon fo offending and convift, fhall for
the firft Offence (uffer imprifonment during one
whole Year next after his laid Conviftion, without
Bail or Mainprife. And if "any fuch Pcfcii, not hav-
ing any Spiritual Promotion! after his firft Convic-
tion fhall eftfoons offend in any thing concerning the
Premiffes, and lhall inform aforefaid be thereoFIaw-
fullv convicted, that then the fame Perlon fliall for
his fecondcffen.ee fuffer imprifonment during his Life.
And it is Ordained and Enafted by the Authority
aforefaid, That if any Perfon or Perfons whatfoever,
after the faid Feaft of the Nativity of St. John Bap-
tifi next coming, fhall in any Enterluues, Plays,
Songs, R.himes, or by other open Words, declare
or fpeak anything in the derogation, depraving, or
defpifing of thefame Book, or of anything therein
contained, or any part thereof: or fhall by open fact,
deed, or by open threatnings, compel or caufe, or
otherwife procure or maintain any Parfon, Vicar,
or other Minifter, in any Cathedral or Parifh Church,
or in Chapel, or in any other place, to fing or fay
any common or open Prayer, or to minifter any
Sacrament otherwife, or in any other manner and
form than is mentioned in the faid Boo!: ; or that by
any of the faid means fhall unlawfully interrupt, or
let any Parfon, Vicar, or other Minifter, in ariv Ca-
thedral, or Parifh-Church, Chapel, or any other
place, to fing or fay common and open Prayer, or to
minifter the Sacraments, or any of them, in fuch
manner and form, as is mentioned in the faid Book;
that then every inch Perlon, being thereof lawfully
convicted, in form abovefaid, lhall forfeit to the
Oueen our Sovereign Lady, her Heirs and Succeffors,
for the firft Offence an hundred Marks. And if any
Perion or Perfons, being once convift of any fuch
Offence, eftfoons offend againft any of the !aft reci-
ted Offences, and fh3ll in form aforefaid be thereof
lawfully convift ; that the lame Perfon fo offending,
and convift, fhall for the lecond Offence forfeit to the
Oueen our Sovereign Lady,her Heirs and Succeffort,
four hundred Marks. And if any Perfon, after he
in form aforefaid lhall have been twice convift of
any offence concerning any of the lalt recited offences,
fhall offend the third time, and he thereof in 'orm
abovefaid lawfully convift, that then every Perion to
offending and convift, fhall for his third Offence, for-
feit to our Sovereign Lady the Queen, all his. Goods
and Chattels, and fhall luffer imprilonment thini:^
his Life. And if any Perlon or Perfons. that for hi
firft offence concerning the premiffes, fhall be convict
in form aforefaid. do not pay the Sum to be paid by
virtue of his Conviction, in fuch manner and form,
as the fame ought to be paid j v> ithin fix Weeks next
after his Conviftion; That thenevery Perm:
vift, and fo not paving the fame, fhall for tr.e l .« -
firft Offence, inftead of the faid Sum, fuffer ImprHbfl-
ment by the lpace of l\x Months, Without Bailor
Mainprife. And if anv Perfon or Perfon?, that for his
fecond Offence concerning the PremlfiYs, mail be con-
vift in form aforefaid, oo not pay the raid Sum to he
paid by virtue of his Conviftion and this EAatute*
T„ fucn m . rr . cr B nd form as the fame ought to be
paid, within fix Weeks next aftei
Conviction; That then every Perlon fo convifteJ,
and not paying r he fame, (hall for

tm, fuffer I mpri
dirin^ twelve Month!?,vmthouc Bail or M
And that from and nfter the faid Feaft of the Nat suf
. . g, a'l ar.i every Perfon

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THE CONTENTS OF THIS BOOK,



A CTS for the Uniformity of Com-
***■ mot i Pra\.
The Preface.

Concerning the Service of the Church.
Concerning Ceremonies.
The Order how the P falter is appoint-
ed to be read.
The Order how the refl of the Holy
Scripture is appointed to be read.
n L tjfom a nd Pfalms.
The Calendar , with the Table of Lcf-
jons.

« for the Ftafts and
Fajt 'j . - ■ . u hole Tear.

I Order for Morning Prayer.
:g Prayer.
. :f St. Athanafius.
The L.

rings on fever a I

• r, and Gofpels,

to be ujed at the ATniijl ration of

■ :sn, throughout
the 3



The Mir/if ration of the Holy Commu-
nion

Baptifm, both Publick and Private.

B apt if in far ihcfe of riper Tears.

The Catechifin : with the Order for
Confirmation of Children.

Matrimony.

J / ifitation and Communion of the Sick,

Burial of the Dead.

Thankfgiving for IVomen after Child-
bearing.

A ' Commination, or denouncing God's
anger and judgments againji Sinners.

The P falter.

Forms of Prayer to be ufed at Sea.

A Form of Prayer for tin Fifth of
November.

A Form of Prayer for the Thirtieth
of January.

A Form of Prayer fer the Twenty-
ninth Day of May.

A Form of Prayer for the Twenty-
fifth Day of Oaober.
[ Articles of Religion.



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An Aft fir the Uniformity of Common Prayer, and Service } n the Cbvrcb, and Adtninijtrallon tf



ibe sacraments.



PRIMO



E L I Z

WHERE at the death of our late Sovereign J u
Lord King F.d<ward the sixth, there re- I
mained one uniform Order of Common
Service and Prayer, and of the Adminiftration of Sa
craments, Rites, and Ceremonies of the Church o'
England, which was itt forth in one Book, intituled
The Book of Common Prayer, and Adminijh anon of Sa-
craments, -and other Rites and Ceremonies in the CburCb
of England, Authorized by Aft of Parliament, holden
in the fifth and Axth years of our (aid late Sovereign
Lord Kmg Edivard the Sixth, intituled, An Ait jor
the Uniformity of Common Prayer, and Admmijtr ation
of the Sacraments ; The which was repealed, and ta-
ken away by Act of Parliament, in the firft Year of the
Reign of our late Sovereign Lady Queen Mary, to the
great decay of the due honourofGod, anddifcemfort
to the Profeifors of the truth of ChrifVs religion :

Be it therefore Enacted by the Authority of this
prefent Parliament, That the faid statute of Repeal,
and every tiling therein contained, only concerning
the faid Book, and the Service, Adminiftration of Sa-
craments, Rites and Ceremonies contained or appoin-
ted in or by the laid Book, fhall be void and of none
effect, from and alter the Feaft of the Nativity of St.
j'J;n BapUjl next coming; and that the faid Book
with the Order of Service, ?,nn of the Adminiftration
of Sacraments. Rites and Ceremonies, with the alter-
ations and additions therein added and appointed by
the Statute, fhall (land, and be, from and after the
laid Feaft of the Nativity of St. John Babdji, in full
force and effect, according to the tenor "and effect of
this Statute: Anything in the forefaid Statute of
Repeal to the contrary notwithftanding.

And further be it Enacted by the Queen's Highnefs,
with the AiTent of the Lords and Commons in this
prefent Parliament affembled, and by the Authority
of the fame. That all and fingular Minifter* in any
Cathedral, or Parifh-Church, or other Place, within
this Realm of England, Wales, and the Marches of
the fame, or other the Queen's Dominions, (hall from
and after the Fea'ft of the Nativity of St. John Bapnjt
next coming, be bounden to fay and ufe the Mattins,
Evenfong, Celebration of the Lord's Supper, and Ad-
miniftration of ejeh of the Sacraments, and all their
Common and Open Prayer, in fuch Order and Form
as is mentioned in the laid Book, fo Authorized by
Parliament in the faid fifth and fixth Years of the
Reign of King Edward the Sixth ; with one altera-
tion, or addition of certain Leffons to be ufed on every
Sunday in the Year, and the Form of the Litany af-
tered and corrected, and two Sentences only added in
the delivery of the Sacrament to the Communicants,
and none other, or otherwife. And that if any manner
of Parfon, Vicar, or other whatfoever Minuter, that
ought or fhould ling or lay Common Prayer mention-
ed in the faid Book, or minifter the Sacraments, from
and after the Feaft of the Nativity of St. John Bapiijt
•ext coming, refute to ufe the faid Common Prayer,
or to minifter the Sacraments in fuch Cathedral or
Parifh-Church, or other places, as he should ufe to
minifter the fame, in fuch order and form, as they be
mentioned, and fet forth in the laid Book; or ihall
wilfully, orobftinately ftanding in the fame, ufe any
other Rite, Ceremony, Oraer, Form, or Manner of
celebrating of the Lord's Supoer openly or privily,
Or Mattins, Evenfong, Adminiftration of the Sacra-
ments, or other open Prayers, than is mentioned
and fet forth in the faid Book, [open Prayer in and
throughout this Acl, is meant that Prayer ivbicb is
for others to come uvto or hear, either in Common
Churches, or Private Chapels, or Oratories, CBPtmonly
called the Service of the Church'] or fhall preach, de
c!are or fpeak any thing in the derogation, or de-
praving of the faid Book, or any thing therein con-
tained, or of any part thereof, and fna'l be thereof
lawfully convicted, according to the laws of this
Realm, by verdict of twelve men, or bv his own
confeiTion, or bv the notorious evidence of the Fact,
fhall lofe and forfeit to the Queen's Highnefs, her
Heirs and Succeflbrs, for his firft Offence, the profit
Of all his Spiritual Eenerices, or Promotions, coming
or Hrifing in one whole Year next after his Con-
viction: And alio that the Perfon fo convicted, fhall
for the fame Offence fuffer Imprifonment by the
{pace of fix Months, without Bail or Mainprife. And
if any fuch Perfon, once convict of anv Offence con-
cerning the Premiif»s, fhall after his firft conviction
eftfoons effead, aw He thereof in farm aiorefisid



A B E T H JE.

u!v convict ; That then the fame Perfon fhall for
ond offence fuffer Imprifonment by the fpace
whole Year, and alio fhall therefore be de.
ipfo faito, of all his Spiritual Promotions,
>at'it fhall be lawful to all Patrons, or Donors
..., and lingular the fame Spiritual Promotions, or
of any of them, to prefent or collate to the fame, as
though the Perfon or perfons fo offending were
dead. And that if any fuch Perfon or Perfons, after
he fhall be twice convicted in form aforefaid, mail
offend againft any of the Premiffes the third time,
and fhall be thereof in form aforefaid lawfully con-
victed; That then the Perfon fo offending, and con-
victed the third time, fhall be deprived, ipfo faiio,
of all his Spiritual Promotions, and aifo fhall'luffer
imprifonment during his life. And if the Perlna
that fhall offend, and be convicted in form aforefaid,
concerning any of the Premiffes, fhall not be Bene-
fited nor have any Spiritual Promotion, that then
the fame Perfon fo offending and convict, fhall for
the firfl Offence fuffer imprifonment during one
whole Year next alter his faid Conviction, without
Bail or Mainprife. And ifarry fuch Perfon, net hav-
ing any spiritual Promotion,' after his firft Convic-
tion fhall eftfoons offend in any thing concerning the
Premiffes, and lhall inform aforefaid be thereoUaw-
fullv convicted, that then the fame Perfon fhall for
his fecond offence fuffer imprifonment during his Life.
And it is Ordained and Enacted by the Authority
aforefaid, That if anv Perfon or Perfons whatfoever,
after the faid Feaft of the Nativity of St. John Bap-
tifl next coming, fhall in any Enterluues, Plays,
Songs, Rhimes,"or by other open Words, declare
or lpeak anything in the derogation, depraving, or
defpifing of the fame Book, or of anything therein
contained, or any part thereof: or fhall by open fact,
deed, or by open threatnings, compel or caufe, or
otherwife procure or maintain any Parfon, Vkar,
or other Minifter, in any Cathedral or Parifh-Church,
or in Chapel, or in any other place, to fine or fay
any common or open Prayer, or to minifter any
Sacrament otherwife, or in any other manner and
form than is mentioned in the faid Bock ; or that by
any of the faid means fhall unlawfully interrupt, or
let anv Parfon, Vicar, or other Minifter, in any Ca-
thedral, or Parifh-Church, Chapel, or any other
place, to fing or (ay common and open Prayer, or to
minifter the Sacraments, or any of them, in fuch
manner and form, as is mentioned in the faid Book;
that then every fuch Perfon, being thereof lawfully
convicted, in form abovefaid, fhall forfeit to the
Queen our Sovereign Lady, her Heirs and Succeffors,
for the firft Offence an hundred Marks. And if any
Perfon or Perfons, being once convict of any fuch
Offence, eftfoons offend againft any of the raft reci-
ted Offences, and (hall in form aforefaid be thereof
lawfully convict ; that the fame Perfon fo offending,
and convict, fhall for the fecond Onence forfeit to the
Queen our Sovereign Lady,her Heirs and Succeffors,
tour hundred Marks. And if any Perfon, after he
in form aforefaid ihall have been fvice convict of
anv offence concerning any of the laft recited offences,
fhall offend the third time, and he thereof in torm
abovefaid lawfully convict, that then everv Perfon i©
offending and convict, fhall for his third Offence, for-
feit to our Sovereign Lady the Queen, all his. Goods
and Chattels, and fhall luffer impriionment during
his Life. And if any Perfon or Perfons. that for hi*
firft offence concerning the premiffes, fhall be convict
in form aforefaid, do not pay the Sum to be paid by
virtus of his Conviction, in fuch manner ana form,
as the fame ought to be paid 5 within fix Weeks next
after his Conviction ; That then every Perfon fo con-
vict, and fo not paving the fame, fhall for the fame
firft Offence, infteauof the faid Sum, fuffer Imprifon-
ment by the fpace of fix Month?, without Bail or
Mainprife. And if anv Perfon or Perfons, that for his
fecond Offence concerning the Premifft s, mall be con-
vict in form aforefaid, 00 nor pay the faid Sum to be
paid by virtue of his Conviction and this EAatute»
in ftffeh manner and form as the fame ought to be
paid, within fix Weeks next after his laid fecond
Convictuyi; That then every Perfon fo convicted,
and not paying the fame, fhall for the fame lecond
of the faid Sum, fuffer Imprifonr err.
during twelve Months,v«vithouc Bail or Mainprife.
And that from and after the faid Feaft of the Nativity
• .• ig, all aad every Perfon



An A3 for the Uniformity of Common prayer.



and Perl'ons inhabiting within this Realm, or any
other the Queen s Majefty's Dominions, fhall dili
ge.itly and faithfully, hiving no lawful or reaion-
abfe excu/e to he anient, endeavour themfelves to
retort to their Parifh Church or Chapel accuftomed,
cr upon peafonable let thereof, to fome ufual place,
where common Prayer, and fuch Se: vice or Godfha.i
be ufed in (ueh time of let, upon every Sunday, and
other d'.ys ordained and ufed to be kept as Holy
days, and then and there to abide orderly and fober-
ly, during the time M Common Prayer, Preaching,
cr other service of God there to be ufed, and mini-
ftered ; upon pain of Punifhment by the Cenfures of
the Chur h, and ajfo upon pain that every Ptrfon
fo offeniing, fhall forfeit for every fuch Offence,
t - -. e Pence, to be levied by the Church-wardens
o. tie Parifh where fuch Offence fhall be done, to
tr.e ufe cf the Poo; of the iame Pariih, of the Goods,
Lands and Tenements of fuch Crfender, by way of
fliftrefs.

And for the due execution hereof, the Queen's molt
excellent Majeity, the Lords Temporal, and all the
Commons in this prefenr Parliament affembled, do
jr. God's name earneftly require and charge all the
Archbifhops, Bifhops,' and other Ordinaries, that
they fhaU'endeavour themfelves tc the uttermoft of
their knowleages, that the due and true execution
hereof may be had throughout their Diocefes and
charges, a? they will anfwer betore God, for fuch
evils and plagues wherewith Almighty- God may
jjiilv piinift his people for negiefting this good and
wholfome law. And for their Authority in thi. ; be-
half, be it further En3fted bv the Authority afore-
faid, That all and finfeular the faid Archbifhops, Bi-
fliops, and other their Officers exercifing Ecclefiafti-
cal Juf ifdifti in places exempt as not ex-
empt, within their Diocefes, fhail have full Power
?.nd Authority by this Act, to reform, correft and
pur.ifh by Cenfures of the Church, all and lingular
Perfons which lhall off nd withiii any of their Ju-
ens, or Diocefes, after the faid Feaft of the
Nativity of S%. Jokr. Baptijl next coming, againft
this Aft and Statute; any other Law, Statute, Pri-
vtfedge, Liberty or Prcviiion heretofore made, had
or fulfered to the contrary notwithflanding.

And it is Ordained and Enafted by the Authority
aforefaid, Tiiat all and every Juftice of Oyer and De'-
terminer, or Juftice of Aiiize, fhall have full Power
and Authority in every of their open and general
Sefiions, to enquire, hear ana determine alTand all
manner of Offences that (hall be committea or done
contrary to any Article contained in this prelent A<51,



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