Diary of Thomas Burton Esq: Volume 1, July 1653 - April 1657. Originally published by H Colburn, London, 1828.
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Friday, March 20, 1656–7. Post Meridiem.
The House resumed the debate upon, the Remonstrance.
Resolved, that those ministers or public preachers, who shall agree with the public profession in matters of faith, although in their judgment and practice they differ in matters of worship and discipline, shall not only have protection in the way of the churches and worship respectively, but be esteemed fit and capable, notwithstanding such difference, being otherwise duly qualified, and duly approved, of any trust, promotion, or employment whatsoever, in these nations, that any ministers who agree in doctrine, worship, and discipline, with the public profession are capable of.
Resolved, that all others, who agree with the public profession in matters of faith, although they differ in matters of worship and discipline, as aforesaid, shall not only have protection, as aforesaid, but be esteemed fit and capable, notwithstanding such difference, being otherwise duly qualified of any civil trust, employment, or promotion, whatsoever, in these nations.
Resolved, that such persons, who agree not in matters of faith with the public profession, shall not be capable of receiving the public maintenance appointed for the ministry.
Resolved, that such ministers, or public preachers, or pastors of congregations, be disenabled to hold any civil employment, which those in orders are disenabled to hold, by an Act intituled, "An Act for disenabling all persons in holy orders to exercise any temporal jurisdiction or authority."