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Context of A declaration and ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament: : for new loans and contributions, as well from the United Provinces, as from England and Wales, for the speedy relief of the miserable and distressed estate of the Protestants in the kingdom of Ireland, whose lives are daily sacrificed, not onely to the malice of their and our bloody enemies, (the popish rebells) but likewise to starving, cold, and hunger., Die Lunæ, 30 Januarii. 1642. It is this day ordered by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, that this ordinance be forthwith published in print, and that all parsons, vicars and curats in the kingdom of England, and dominion of Wales, be required to read this ordinance in their severall churches and chappells respectively, the next Lords day after the receiving of the said ordinance: and they are likewiserequired to stir up the people to a large and free benevolence to our poor brethren in Ireland, according as it is expressed in this ordinance. Jo: Brown, cler. Parliament. H: Elsynge, cler. Parl. D. Com, (electronic resource)
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