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Dr. Horsey was dismist. And as touching the said Dr. Stundijbe, the Bishops at the said last Assembly before the King at Bajnard Castle, had, partly upon the King's Command, and partly to please him, promised the King that Dr. Standifbe fliould be disnaist their Court of Convocation, & itx faftumfrit. Et me- ■ tnorandum, that at every time the Bishops came before the King upon the said Matter, the said Dr. Standtjbe was set apart from them, except towards the Close of the last Day, &c.
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IN Mr. Geddesh Miscellaneous. Tracts, Vol. I. there is a View of the Court of Inquisition in Portugal, with a List qf the Prisoners, and of their Condemnations and Sentences, who were in the Publick Act of the Faith celebrated by the Inquisition, in the City of Lisbon, on Sunday the 6th of November 1707. consisting
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Ming of above Threesome Men and Women By which List we fee what a terrible Havock is made by jthe Inquisition in Portugal^ arid especially among the trading People* to the great Diminution both of its Stock in Trade, and of the Number of its current and expert Merchants. For tho' there were jbut-few Persons burnt that Year in Lisbon by the Inquisition, there were above Threescore undone by it, which is a great Number, considering, that but the Year before there was such another Inquisition Goal-Delivery in that City, and that' but two Years before that there were two in it, and one in Conimbra, as appears from the Views and Lists thereof in the Tract abovementioned. And besides the frequent Acts of theFaith, Or Inquisition Goal-Deliveries, in Ltsbo* and Conimbra, there are the fame, and as frequent and numerous, in the City of Evora, and in G04, in the East Indies; by all which great Numbers of Families are undone every Year in Portugal, and in its Plantations. Any one of a Family being taken up by the Inquisition, goes a great way towards ruining it, filling them with such Horrors, as drive them into Countries, that are out of the reach of the Inquisitors and their Familiars, ...
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. Great Numbers upon their having any pf their Relations taken up by the Inquisition, do flee from Portugalf pot withstanding it w so difficult for them to make their Escape, by reason of their not daring to go into Spain, which k the only Way they have to escape, by Land, 'she Way by which they commonly make their Escape, is by getting aboard an Englifo or Dutch Man of War. And tho' when they are aboard these Ships, they are as safe from the Inquisition, as they are in £»gland and Ho/land, no Officers, Civil or Ecclesiastical, being ever siirFcr'd to come aboard those Ships to make any Search, yet those poor Wretches, tho' they do know this, and upon the Knowledge pf it did put themselves on board, yet, if they happen to hear Portuguese spoke upon the Deck, or in acy of the Cabins, they tremble hand and foot, as if the Familiars of the Inquisition were come to carry them awa'y. Neither do they ever think them*, selves life, until they are landed in a Country where they know the Inquisition cannot reach them; being after they are got put pf the River still in Fear, that the Ship may by Stress of Weather be cast a way ot| file Coaffcof Portugal: or Sj>ai», And hy
Opinion and Matter of Fafi. 55 the Terrors these poor Fugitives are under, we may judge of the Terrors they are under in the Prisons of the In* quifition.