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THE PRINTERS Advertiſement.

WHEREAS there is Prefixed unto a late Pamphlet, Entituled, Goſpel Order Revived, Printed at New-York, An Advertiſement, which runs in theſe words, viz The Reader is deſired to take Notice, that the Preſs in Boſton is ſo much under the aw of the Reverend Au­thor, whom we anſwer, and his Friends, that we could not obtain of the Prin­ter there to Print the following Sheets, which is the only true Reaſon why we have ſent the Copy ſo far for its Impreſſion, and where it is printed with ſome Difficulty. I count my ſelf bound in Juſtice unto all Perſons aſpers'd by that Advertiſement, to Declare and Publiſh to the World the Truth of the matter, which briefly is this: Certain Perſons bringing to the Preſs, the Pamphlet above mentioned; after ſome Diſcourſe concerning the number of Copies and Price, I Conſented to its being Pub­liſhed: But when they inſiſted upon doing it with Secreſy. I conſider­ed that for ought I knew, Good men in the Country might be Offend­ed at it: Therefore I only propoſed this Reaſonable thing, That before I proceeded, I might mention to His Honour the Lieutenant Governour, what was offered to the Preſs; This they denied me: But when they an­grily went away, ſome of my laſt words to them were, That I did not re­fuſe to Print it. And neither the Reverend Praeſident of the Colledge, nor any of his Friends, ever ſpoke one word unto me to Diſcourage my Printing of it.

Bartholomew Green.

THE PRINTER having by this Advertiſement Vindicated thoſe that were unworthily reflected on in the Advertiſement Prefixed to the above men ioned Libellous Pampblet, (which no man is as yet ſo Hardy as to own himſelf to be the Author of) the world may Judge of other things contained therein by this. It will in due Time appear, that beſides the Profane Scoffs and Scurrilities, (not only on particular perſons, who never deſerved ſuch Treatments; but alſo on the Holy Churches of the Lord, and on the moſt Sacred Actions performed in them, which is the Spirit of their whole Pamphlet; as if they had de­ſigned to have that Scripture fulfilled upon them, 2 Tim. 3. 9 They ſhall proceed no further, for their folly ſhall be manifeſt to all men. Beſides all this, (it will appear) that there are other more Impudent Falſhoods than that in their Advertiſement, which the Printer in Boſton, has (as become an Honeſt and Juſt man) made a diſcovery of.



THESE Deponents ſay, That on Saturday, the 13th. of July laſt, they went to Bartholomew Green's to Treat with him about Printing an Anſwer to Old Mr. Mathers Book, called, The Order of the Goſpel: Who, after he had taken ſaid Anſwer into his hands, and ſeen both what it was, and how much there was of it, told them he reckoned Three Sheets of Paper might contain it, and ſeven Ream of Paper Print about a Thouſand of them; for which they agreed with him for Twen­ty Shillings the Sheet. He made not any Objection to them a­gainſt Printing ſaid Anſwer; only ſaid, he could not go about it, till he had Printed off the Laws, which would not be till the Tueſday following. They further ſay, There was never any other perſon that brought ſaid Anſwer to the Preſs, but the Deponents; and they never brought it, but at this time. But neither did the ſaid Green propoſe to them the mentioning to his Honour the Lieutenant Gover­nour, what was offered to the Preſs, nor did they deny it him; nor did they go away in any Anger from him, nor did they hear him ſay any ſuch words: (That he did not refuſe to Print it,) all which the ſaid4 Green in his late Advertiſement of the 21th Inſtant moſt unfairly Declares, That certain perſons bringing to the Preſs the Anſwer above mentioned, did.

Tho. Brattle.
Zech. Tuthill.

The Subſcribers offering to make Oath to what is above written, the ſame being ſeveral times diſtinct­by read over in the hearing of Bartholomew Green, he owned the ſame to be what paſſed between him and them.

Coram Iſaac Addington, Nathaniel Byfield. Juſtices of the Peace.

THE Depoſitions OF John Mico, & Zechariah Tuthill, Merchants.

THESE Deponents ſay, That on or about the 16th of July laſt, they went to Bartholomew Green's to ſee if he were ready to Print the Anſwer to Old Mr Mather's Goſpel Order, but he was then unwilling to Print it, becauſe (as he ſaid) it would diſpleaſe ſome of his Friends; and to the beſt of their remembrance, he mentioned particularly the Mathers. They told him it was ſtrange he would Print any thing for the ſaid Mathers, and particularly the ſaid Goſpel Order, and nothing in Anſwer to it or them, by which means the World might think thoſe Principles to be approved by all, which were abhorted by ſundry Worthy Miniſters in the Land. The unfairneſs of which pra­ctice they laboured to convince him of, yet he ſtill declined to Print it; but at length ſaid, if they would admit the Lieutenant Governour to be askt, to give his Approbation to it, he would Print it; which they were unwilling to for this reaſon: Becauſe they conceived it a new Me­thod,5 not practiſed heretofore, and which the ſaid Green would not have required of them now; but to put off the Printing of this Book which anſwered the Mathers, whom he ſeemed loth to diſpleaſe. Theſe De­ponents hereupon asked ſaid Printer, whether he had his Honours leave to Print the Goſpel Order? he ſaid, he had not. They then asked him if he would Print this, if Young Mr. Mather would be Imprimatur to it? he readily ſaid he would. Then they told him, it was a ſhame ſo Worthy a Miniſter as Mr. Stoddard muſt ſend ſo far as England to have his Book printed, when young Mr. Mather had the Preſs at his pleaſure? To which he replied, he hoped Mr. Mather was another gueſs man than Mr. Stoddard. At length they told him, if he would not Print it, they would have it Printed elſewhere; but did not hear him ſay thoſe words in his Advertiſement of the 21ſt Inſtant, namely, That he did not refuſe to print it.

John Mico
Zech. Tuthill.

Sworn by the two perſons Subſcribing, Bartho­lomew Green being preſent, and excepting a­gainſt thoſe words in the Evidence; particularly the Mathers, and that he would Print it, if Young Mr. Mather would be Imprimatur to it: Alſo affirming he ſaid theſe word, He did not refuſe to Print it, and nothing ſurther.

Coram Iſaac Addington Nathaniel Byfield. Juſtices of the Peace.

MR. Green the Printer, being by theſe Depoſitions Convicted of ſundry Miſtakes in his late Advertiſement, ſo that his Folly and theirs who ſet him on work is manifeſt unto all men; there is juſt reaſon to ſuſpect the truth of what he ſaith in the Fag-end of his Advertiſement, that neither the Reverend Praeſident, nor any of his Friends ever ſpoke a word to him to diſcourage his Printing the Anſwer to the Order of the Goſpel. But whether that be true or falſe, concerns not the Advertiſement pre­fix'd to ſaid Anſwer, which ſaith nothing of any ones, ſpeaking to the Printer, to diſcourage him; but only that his Preſs was ſo much under the aw of the Reverend Author and his Friends, that we could not obtain of him to6 Print it; Than which nothing can be more evident from theſe Depo­ſitions, which ſay, The ſaid Printer after he had poſitively agreed for the Printing ſaid Anſwer, fell off from his Bargain, and declin'd to Print it, be­cauſe it would diſpleaſe ſome of his Friends, and particularly the Mathers, who are known by all to have been his particular Friends and Imployers. So that the Reverend Author of that Libellous Scribble, at the taiof ſaid Green's Advertiſement (to which the Reverend Author was not yet ſo Hardy as to ſet his Name) had no reaſon to Reflect as he did on the Advertiſe­ment prefix'd to ſaid Anſwer, or to Boaſt of the Printer's Vindication, but might be aſham'd of both. As for the prophane Scoffs and Scur­rilities not only on particular perſons, but on the Holy Churches of the Lord, and the moſt Sacred Actions therein performed (by which are meant O HORRIBLE: his two dear and precious Creatures, RELATIONS and the CHURCH COVENANT;) which that infamous Scribble ſaith, is the Spirit of the whole Anſwer, and thoſe other Falſhoods it is threatned ſhall appear therein; they are but Bruta Fulmin•…to fright and ſcare the poor deluded, bigotted people withal, which is the very Spirit and Quinteſſence of the Reverend Scribler. But all theſe little Artifices and Cavils were plainly foreſeen, and ſo fully provided againſt by the Ingenious Authors of ſaid Anſwer, that there's no need of taking any further notice of them here.

I ſhall therefore at preſent ſay no more, but that the World may Judg what baſe and injurious treatment that Anſwer muſt expect from its Enraged Adverſaries, by what is contained in that one little, Canting, Scan­dalous Libel, wherein there are far more profane Scoffs, Scurrilities, and Impudent Falſhoods, than are in all that GREAT and NOBLE and EXCELLENT ANSWER.

Tho. Brattle.

Boſton, Printed by John Allen. 1700.

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TextThe printer's advertisement Whereas there is prefixed unto a late pamphlet, entituled, Gospel order revived, printed at New York, an advertisement, ...
AuthorGreen, Bartholomew, 1667-1732..
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Bibliographic informationThe printer's advertisement Whereas there is prefixed unto a late pamphlet, entituled, Gospel order revived, printed at New York, an advertisement, ... Green, Bartholomew, 1667-1732., Allen, John, 1660?-1727? aut, Mico, John. aut, Tuthill, Zechariah. aut, Brattle, Thomas, 1658-1713. aut. 6 p. printed by John Allen,[Boston :1700]. (Caption title.) (Signed at foot of p. 1: Boston, December 21st. 1700 Bartholomew Green.) (The endorsement, p. 2, is dated: Boston, December 24th. 1700. Ascribed to Cotton Mather by Holmes.) (Imprint from colophon.) (Reproduction of original in the John Carter Brown Library.)
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