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APPENDIX TO THE REPORTS
HOUSE OF COMMONS
PUBLIC PETITIONS.-APPENDIX TO THE FIRST REPORT.
Delivered 19th February.
Containing Petitions presented 4-11 February 1845.
England (for arranging
arranging Diferences). withen, Clerk, Doctor in Divinity, Rector of nearly in a state similar to that on the return Differences). Rev. Wm.
the Parish and Parish Church of Stoke Clymes of King Charles the Second to this kingdom, Carwithen. land,
alias Climsland, in the county of Cornwall when, being found defective and unsuited to and Diocese of Exeter,
the times, a royal letter was addressed to con-
vocation commanding a review of the Book of
ever pray: motion, and imprisonment for life; and the WM. CARWITHEN, D.D., Rector of Stoke archbishops and bishops are equally liable to Clymesland, alias Climsland, in the county the same indictments and penalties as their of Cornwall and diocese of Exeter. clergy.
That your Petitioner is, and always has been, App. 2. Viscount Ebrington. Sig. 161. very desirous to perform his clerical ministra 2. The humble Petition of the undersigned Southmolton. tions in such manner and form as the rubrics Members of the Church of England, in the require and custom has sanctioned, but, in the borough of Southmolton, unanimously agreed present very excited state of the diocese of to at a public meeting called by the ChurchExeter, and in consequence of three pastoral wardens, letters of the bishop of that see, as it appears Sheweth, to your Petitioner of very uncertain and dif That your Petitioners are sincerely attached ferent import, your Petitioner is at a loss how to the Protestant Church by law established in to act with safety to himself and satisfaction to these realms, and earnestly desire to maintain his parishioners in his official ministry; and the purity of its worship, and to extend as far that, moreover, it appears to your Petitioner as possible the sphere of its usefulness. that the difficulty can only be gotten rid of by That, impressed with these feelings, we view legislative enactments, as under the existing with much apprehension and regret the exertion laws neither the archbishops nor bishops indi made by high authority throughout this diocese vidually or collectively can alter or dispense to revive ceremonies and usages which, under with a single provision contained in the ru the sanction of the heads of the Church, and
with the general consent of its meinbers, had