CROMWELL, Oliver (1599–1658). An Ordinance for the ejecting of Scandalous, Ignorant and Insufficient Ministers and School-Masters. London

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CROMWELL, Oliver (1599–1658). An Ordinance for the ejecting of Scandalous, Ignorant and Insufficient Ministers and School-Masters. London: Printed by William duGard and Henry Hills, Printers to His Highness the Lord Protector, 1654.

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Folio (10 x 6 4/8 inches). 46-pages, numbered 595-633. Woodcut arms of the Commonwealth of England on the cover/title, and first page of text, 10-line initial also incorporating the arms of the Commonwealth (disbound).

Whereas by the continuance of divers scandalous and insufficient Ministers and Schoolmasters in many Churches, Chappels and Publique Schools within this Nation, the more effectual Propagation of the Gospel, and setlement of a godly and painful Ministery is much obstructed, and no Authority now in force for removing such Ministers and Schoolmasters; For remedy thereof, Be it Ordained by His Highness the Lord Protector, by and with the consent of His Council, That the persons hereafter named, shall be, and are hereby appointed and constituted Commissioners for and within the respective Counties within England and Wales, for the ends and purposes hereafter in and by this Ordinance expressed and directed",... and subsequently listing the commissioners by county. ESTC R210341.