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A Copy of a Letter, with its Anſwer, concerning a conteſt at VVorceſter between a Miniſter and a Quaker.

Dear Friend,

I AM informed of a great and late conteſt at Wor­ceſter, in publike, between a Doctor of Phyſick, and a Miniſter, wherein the Miniſter non-pluſt his oppoſite, and ſubſtantially proved his Calling and Miniſtry true and Divine; but asking the Re­porters how, or by what Scriptures or Arguments he did ſo prove it, they cannot inform me; where­fore let me intreat, to hear from you the full truth, both of manner and matter, how he proved the ſame, &c. for indeed, both with us, and in many o­ther places in this Nation, our beſt and ableſt Mi­niſters, are at ſo great a loſs, and ſo hard put to it, in this, & ſome other reſpects (wanting that pow­er and authority to back, and make good their Ar­guments, which formerly they had) that I cannot but much pitty them, and fear what may become of them at laſt: Thus deſiring your ſpeedy return, with my love to you, and your Bed-fellow, preſen­ted, I reſt.

The Anſwer followeth.


ALthough leſs able to anſwer your deſire (in yours of the 25. Inſtant) then others who2 were preſent at the conteſt; yet what I know there­of upon exacteſt inquiry, I ſhall declare unto you, which in effect is as followeth.

Noble Sir,
Your Servant much Obliged for mani­fold Favours.

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TextA Copy of a letter, with its answer, concerning a contest at VVorcester between a minister and a Quaker.
Extent Approx. 12 KB of XML-encoded text transcribed from 4 1-bit group-IV TIFF page images.
SeriesEarly English books online text creation partnership.
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(EEBO-TCP ; phase 2, no. A80499)

Transcribed from: (Early English Books Online ; image set 168375)

Images scanned from microfilm: (Thomason Tracts ; 132:E875[5])

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Bibliographic informationA Copy of a letter, with its answer, concerning a contest at VVorcester between a minister and a Quaker. 7, [1] p. s.n.,[London? :1656]. (Minister = Joseph Baker. Quaker = Edward Bourne.) (Publication date from Wing.) (Dated at end: Febr. 20, 1655.) (Annotation on Thomason copy: "Aprill 15 1656".) (Reproduction of the original in the British Library.)
  • Baker, Joseph, 1623 or 4-1668 -- Early works to 1800.
  • Bourne, Edward, d. 1708 -- Early works to 1800.
  • Quakers -- Early works to 1800.

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ImprintAnn Arbor, MI ; Oxford (UK) : 2014-11 (EEBO-TCP Phase 2).
  • DLPS A80499
  • STC Wing C6167
  • STC Thomason E875_5
  • STC ESTC R206567
  • EEBO-CITATION 99865692
  • PROQUEST 99865692
  • VID 168375

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