40. Order of the House of Lords on the Services of the Church.

[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.[1]

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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