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any indication that he does not believe the promises of fealty and allegiance made by any of his subjects, they are thereby freed from their subjection; and, notwithstanding their pacts and oaths, may lawfully rebel against, and destroy their sovereign.—Hobbes de Cive; Leviathan.

"15. If a people, that by oath and duty are obliged to a sovereign, shall sinfully dispossess him, and, contrary to their covenants, choose and covenant with another, they may be obliged by their later covenants, notwithstanding their former.—Baxter; H. C.

"16. All oaths are unlawful and contrary to the Word of God.—Quakers.

"17. An oath obligeth not in the sense of the imposer, but the taker's.—Sheriff's Case.

"18. Dominion is founded in grace.

"19. The powers of this world are usurpations upon the prerogative of Jesus Christ; and it is the duty of God's people to destroy them, in order to the setting Christ upon His throne.—Fifth Monarchy Men.

"20. The presbyterian government is the sceptre of Christ's kingdom, to which kings, as well as others, are bound to submit; and the king's supremacy in ecclesiastical affairs, asserted by the Church of England, is injurious to Christ, the sole King and Head of His Church.—Altare Damascenum; Apolog. Relat. Hist Indulg; Cartwright; Trovers.

21. It is not lawful for superiors to impose anything in the worship of God that is not antecedently necessary.

"22. The duty of not offending a weak brother is inconsistent with all human au-