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1590. The University to Lord Burghley, on behalf of the Uni-

versity press, against the claims of the London booksellers. 1

Dr. Whitaker to Lord Burghley, against a visitation of the

University, as being more likely to root out those who speak

against disorders than to remove the disorders themselves. 3

The vice-chancellor to Lord Burghley, stating various disorders

which had arisen in the University ; giving a full account
of the disputes in the case of Mr. Johnson, and of the com-
bination which had been formed to resist all graces in the
schools, meu tioning the extraordinary license of certain ser-

mons; and referring the cause of all these difficulties to

Mr. Johnson . . . . . . . . .

The University to Lord Burghley, complaining of the towns-

people, and forwarding to him a brief respecting the licensing

and ordering of victuallers in the town and precincts of Cam-

bridge, to prove that the bond for the due observance of the

orders about meat in Lent was to be entered into before the

vice-chancellor of the University, and not before the mayor. 8

The Privy-Council to the vice-chancellor, requiring him to see

that the orders for the killing and eating of flesh in Lent

be duly observed . . . . . . . . . 11

Dr. Whitaker to Lord Burghley, denying that he had for-

bidden, as had been reported of him, that an oration should

be delivered in St. John's College in praise of her Majesty's

government . . . . . . . . . . 12

The University to Lord Burghley, exonerating Dr. Whitaker

and the fellows of St. John's

Testimonial from the fellows of St. John's, declaring that there

is no presbytery in their college . . . . . . 14

Dr. Whitaker to Lord Burghley, requesting his lordship to

examine the charges which had been made against him · 15

R. Clerk and J. Powell to Lord Burghley, stating certain

disputes which had arisen in Christ's College, and com-



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plaining that they had been passed over in college-offices,

for not favouring Puritanism . . . . . . 16

John Palmer, of St. John's College, to Lord Burghley, thanking

him for past favours, and informing him how the report had

arisen that he had instituted a presbytery in St. John's 17

Reconciliation of the fellows of Christ's College, whereby they

agree to forgive and forget all past injuries, and to live in

a Christian manner and kindly hereafter one with another. 19

Decree of the heads, empowering the vice-chancellor, when the

regents and non-regents cannot agree in proper time in the

choice of examiners, to nominate and appoint, of his own

authority, some competent person for the execution of the

office (1591) . . . . . . . . . 20

The heads to Lord Burghley, requesting him to tell them how

they are to deal with certain Papists, who, by the late com-

mission, bad been discovered in the University , . . 21

The vice-chancellor to Lord Burghley, containing a statement

of his examination of Mr. Hickman's case, with the pre-

tended grounds of Mr. Hickman's expulsion, and Mr. Hick-

man's answers . . . . . . . . . 22

The vice-chancellor to Lord Burghley, informing him that

Mr. Hickman had been restored to his fellowship . . 24

The heads to Lord Burghley, on behalf of the University printer,

who was accused by the London printers of having unlaw.

fully printed certain copies of the Bible and New Testament 25

From the same to the same, on the same subject . . . 27

From the same to the same, begging him to check the spread

of papistical doctrines, and praying that he will always up-

hold the true religion of the Gospel . . . . . 30

The heads to the Privy Council, requesting them to enforce

their order against stage-plays and games within the juris-

diction of the University (1592) . . . . . 33

The Privy Council to the vice-chancellor, enjoining the vice-

chancellor, the mayor of Cambridge, and the justices of the

peace, to forbid and put down all stage-plays, interludes,

and gatherings of the people, except the necessary fairs and

markets, as being injurious to the interest and health of the

students . . . . . . . . . . 35

A warrant issued by the vice-chancellor and two justices of the

- peace to the constables of Chesterton, ordering them to pro-

hibit all assemblies collected for the purpose of seeing plays,

interludes, or tragedies; to forbid all persons to allow their

rooms, houses, or yards, to be used for such purposes ; and

to arrest all who should endeavour to exhibit these shows

contrary to the prohibition . . . . . . . 37

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