The Blue Laws of New Haven Colony
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1838. Excerpt: ... arise a permanent establishment among ourselves, a good and regular issue in cases, subject to Ecclesiastical discipline, glory to Christ our head, and edification to his members, hath seen fit to ordain and require, and it is by the authority of the same, ordained and required, that ministers of the several Counties in this government, shall meet together, at their respective County towns, with sush messengers, as the churches to which they belong shall see cause to send with them, on the last monday in June next; there to consider upon those methods and rules for the management of Ecclesiastical discipline, which by them shall be judged agreeable and conformable to the word of God, and shall, at the same meeting, appoint two or more of their number to be their delegates, who shall all meet together at Saybrook, at the next commencement, to be held there, where they shall compare the results of the ministers of the several counties, and out of, and from them, to draw a form of Ecclesiastical discipline, which, by two or more persons, delegated by them, shall be offered to this Court, at their session at New Haven, in October next; to be considered of, and confirmed by them: And the expense of the above mentioned meetings shall be defrayed out of the public treasury of this Colony. According to the act of the Assembly, the ministers and Churches of the several Counties, convened at the time appointed, and made their respective drafts for discipline, and chose their delegates for the general meeting at Saybrook in September. SAYBROOK PLATFORM. At a meeting of delegates from the councils of the several Counties of Connecticut Colony in New England, in America, at Saybrook, Sept. 9th, 1708. Yale College was first located at Saybrook, and continued thereunti...
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