Assembly Documents

A brief declaration of the assembly regarding an abominable and blasphemous opinion, 7/17/1645 (5:224-227)
A paper on the right of elderships to suspend persons from the Lord’s supper, 8/18/1645 (5:236)
A petition to both houses of parliament for settling a preaching ministry and for keeping the sacraments pure, 3/5/1645 (5:176-177)
A psalter submitted to both houses of parliament, 11/12/1645 (5:259)
A second directory for ordination pro tempore, submitted to the House of Commons, 8/26/1644 (5:78-84)
Additional votes on church government submitted to both houses of parliament, 7/3/1645 (5:22-223)
Advice and petition to the House of Lords concerning Samuel Hall, 5/19/1647 (5:329-330)
Advice concerning a Larger Catechism, submitted to both houses of parliament, 10/22/1647 (5:332-333)
Advice concerning a shorter catechism, submitted to both houses of parliament, 11/25/1647 (5:336)
Advice concerning excommunication submitted to both houses of parliament, 2/3/1645 (5:167)
Advice for a committee of the House of Commons about the boundaries of presbyteries and selection of elders, 5/30/1645 (5:193-194)
Advice to a subcommittee of the House of Commons regarding discipline and the sacrament, 8/13/1645 (5:235)
Advice to the committee for plundered ministers regarding antinomians and anabaptists, 9/5/1644 (5:87-88)
Advice to the committee for plundered ministers regarding Clement Ray and Wattisfield and Aldeburgh, Suffolk, 8/14/1645 (5:236)
Advice to the House of Lords concerning an appointment of Anthony Burgess, 9/19/1644 (5:89)
An answer to the reasons of the dissenting brethren against the proposition concerning ordination, 4/19/1648 (5:340)
An appendix for the directory for public worship, submitted to both houses of parliament, 12/30/1644 (5:159)
An exhortation to the taking of the solemne league and covenant, 2/9/1644 (5:44-48)
Answer of the assembly to the dissent of the congregationalists about excommunication, 2/6/1645 (5:174-175)
Answer to Burges’s and Price’s petition against the solemn league and covenant, 9/2/1643 (5:25)
Answer to the dissenting brethren’s Remonstrance, submitted to both houses of parliament, 12/19/1645 (5:264-296)
Answer to the reasons of the dissenting brethren against the instance of the church of Ephesus, 10/13/1645 (5:250-251)
Answer to the reasons of the dissenting brethren against the third proposition concerning presbyterian government, submitted to both houses of parliament, 12/20/1644 (5:152-153)
Apology to the Church of Bremen, 6/21/1644 (5:73)
Complaint to the House of Commons against Thomas Coleman’s sermon, 8/1/1645 (5:231)
Confession of Faith without proof-texts, submitted to both houses of parliament, 12/4/1646 (5:314)
Declaration about the Solemn League and Covenant, 10/13/1643 (5:26)
Directory concerning admonition, excommunication, and absolution, submitted to both houses of parliament, 2/3/1645 (5:168-172)
Disclaimer to both houses of parliament against the Apologetical Narration, 3/6/1644 (5:49-50)
Dissent of the congregationalists about excommunication, 2/3/1645 (5:173)
Doctrinal part of ordination and draft directory for ordination submitted to both houses of parliament, 4/19/1644 (5:63-69)
Draft directory for church government submitted to both houses of parliament, 12/11/1644 (5:127-138)
Draft letter to the Church of Scotland, 11/9/1647 (5:334-335)
Draft of the first nineteen chapters of the Confession of Faith, submitted to both houses of parliament, 9/25/1646 (5:308-309)
Explanation for both houses of parliament of the second proposition of church government, 11/14/1644 (5:113)
First draft of a directory for church government, 3/25/1644 (5:52-61)
First message to the House of Lords about itinerant ministers for Wales, 8/13/1646 (5:306)
Letter about Andrew Rivet, 12/5/1645 (5:262)
Letter appointing a time for Samuel Muston’s ordination, 8/24/1649 (5:346)
Letter of recommendation for Edward Bowles, 9/16/1644 (5:88)
Letter of thanks to Edward Montagu, second earl of Manchester, 3/20/1644 (5:51)
Letter of thanks to officials in London, 1/15/1644 (5:29)
Letter of thanks to the Churches of Holland, 3/13/1645 (5:179-182)
Letter to a committee of the House of Commons with a further enumeration of scandalous sins, 5/22/1646 (5:304)
Letter to assembly members, 5/1/1646 (5:304)
Letter to Dr Drake, 8/7/1648 (5:345)
Letter to Edward Bowles and the ministers of York, 5/9/1650 (5:346)
Letter to Edward Montagu, second earl of Manchester, 7/9/1644 (5:74)
Letter to Exeter about Mr Birch, 7/20/1649 (5:345)
Letter to ministers who subscribed the testimonial for Mr Hunchset, 9/23/1647 (5:332)
Letter to Mr Herring’s parish, 10/9/1645 (5:250)
Letter to Robert Devereux, third earl of Essex, 7/5/1644 (5:74)
Letter to the Church of Scotland, 8/4/1643 (5:17-21)
Letter to the Church of Scotland, 5/17/1644 (5:70-72)
Letter to the Church of Scotland, 1/6/1645 (5:160-164)
Letter to the Church of Scotland, 5/5/1645 (5:192)
Letter to the Church of Scotland, 6/23/1645 (5:202)
Letter to the Church of Scotland, 7/17/1645 (5:223)
Letter to the Church of Scotland, 1/15/1646 (5:297)
Letter to the Church of Scotland, 6/7/1648 (5:342-343)
Letter to the churches of London and Westminster, 2/26/1644 (5:48)
Letter to the Classis of Utrecht, 5/6/1647 (5:329)
Letter to the committee for plundered ministers, 7/5/1644 (5:73)
Letter to the House of Commons regarding proof texts of scripture, 10/13/1646 (5:310-311)
Letter to the House of Lords in commendation of William Launce, 6/9/1648 (5:344)
Letter to the parishioners of Sowerby, 5/30/1645 (5:192)
Letter to the people, clergy, or representatives of St Peter Port, Guernsey, 12/24/1645 (5:297)
Letter to the Reformed Churches in Switzerland, 6/21/1644 (5:73)
Letter to the Reformed churches of Europe, 1/19/1644 (5:30-43)
Letter to the United Provinces of the Netherlands, 7/29/1643 (5:12-16)
Letters to members of the assembly, 2/2/1648 (5:337)
Letters to members of the assembly, 5/1/1648 (5:341)
List of ministers to perform ordinations in London, submitted to the House of Commons, 9/18/1644 (5:89)
Memorandum about church government, 9/18/1645 (5:249)
Message to both houses of parliament regarding the congregationalists, 11/19/1644 (5:116-117)
Message to the House of Lords about Luther’s table talk, 4/22/1647 (5:321)
Message to the House of Lords about the psalter, 4/22/1646 (5:303)
Message to the House of Lords concerning William Launce, 2/5/1647 (5:315)
Note to a committee of the House of Lords about William Launce, 3/17/1647 (5:318-320)
Offer to both houses of parliament, the city, and the army to mediate between conflicting parties, 8/2/1647 (5:331)
Paper by the dissenting brethren on the reform of local congregationalists, 3/27/1645 (5:186-187)
Paper for a committee of the House of Commons on congregational elderships and the membership of classical, provincial and national ecclesiastical assemblies, 6/4/1645 (5:195-197)
Paper for both houses of parliament concerning a part of church government, 11/8/1644 (5:90-92)
Paper for both houses of parliament concerning Ralph Robinson of St Mary Woolnoth, 11/18/1644 (5:114-115)
Paper for the House of Commons about ignorant and scandalous persons, 3/25/1645 (5:183-185)
Paper for the House of Commons containing proposed amendments to the directory for ordination, 8/26/1644 (5:75-77)
Paper for the House of Commons listing scandalous sins and petitioning for the rights of ministers and elders to engage in church discipline, 11/10/1645 (5:257-258)
Paper for the House of Commons listing scandalous sins deserving suspension from the Lord’s supper, 6/16/1645 (5:200-202)
Paper for the House of Commons regarding ordination as an ‘ordinance of Christ’ and ministers ruling, 9/4/1644 (5:84-86)
Paper for the House of Commons regarding the psalter, 11/14/1645 (5:260)
Paper for the House of Lords regarding the psalter, 11/14/1645 (5:261-262)
Paper of dissent submitted by the dissenting brethren, 3/27/1645 (5:185)
Paper with examples of discipline in other churches, 8/18/1645 (5:237-248)
Partial draft of a sub-directory for the directory for public worship submitted to both houses of parliament: visiting the sick, 12/11/1644 (5:139-140)
Particulars of the knowledge requisite for a communicant, submitted to the House of Commons: the doctrine of the Trinity, 3/29/1645 (5:188-189)
Petition of Thomas Goodwin, Philip Nye and others to the House of Commons, 11/12/1644 (5:110)
Petition to both houses of parliament about godly magistrates and an additional scribe, 11/30/1643 (5:27-28)
Petition to both houses of parliament for a fast, 7/19/1643 (5:9-11)
Petition to both houses of parliament for arrears in pay, 6/13/1644 (5:72)
Petition to both houses of parliament for minister and elders to be permitted to carry out the discipline of the church, 8/7/1645 (5:232-235)
Petition to both houses of parliament for ministers and elders to be permitted to carry out the discipline of the church, 7/31/1645 (5:228-231)
Petition to both houses of parliament for the establishment of presbyteries, 2/13/1646 (5:298-299)
Petition to both houses of parliament regarding the printing of Bibles, 2/17/1646 (5:299)
Petition to both houses of parliament requesting permission to print a response to the dissenting brethren’s Remonstrance, 12/11/1645 (5:263)
Petition to the committee for plundered ministers, 10/20/1643 (5:26)
Petition to the House of Commons about clandestine marriages, 10/25/1643 (5:27)
Petition to the House of Commons against antinomian teachers, 8/10/1643 (5:22-23)
Petition to the House of Commons against antinomian teachers, 10/10/1643 (5:26)
Petition to the House of Commons for arrears in pay, 1/8/1645 (5:165-166)
Petition to the House of Commons regarding the divine right of church discipline, 6/16/1645 (5:198-199)
Petition to the House of Lords for a registry of all presentations, 2/19/1647 (5:316-317)
Petition to the House of Lords for an order that the papers of the assembly be printed only by specified persons, 1/24/1648 (5:337)
Preface for the directory for public worship submitted to both houses of parliament, 11/20/1644 (5:118-120)
Protest to both houses of parliament against its ordinance for suspension from the Lord’s supper, 3/20/1646 (5:300-302)
Public announcement of a day of prayer for parliament’s forces in the West Country, 6/30/1645 (5:203)
Reasons of the dissenting brethren against the proofs from the instance of the church of Ephesus, submitted to both houses of parliament, 12/12/1644 (5:141-142)
Remonstrance of the dissenting brethren concerning reasons why they did not think fit to bring in their model of government, 10/13/1645 (5:252-256)
Report for the House of Commons on the solemn league and covenant, 8/31/1643 (5:24-25)
Report to the committee for plundered ministers on Thomas Reynolds, 6/4/1646 (4:304)
Report to the committee for plundered ministers on Thomas Watts, 6/5/1646 (5:305)
Revisions of Thirty-nine Articles, submitted to both houses of parliament, 4/26/1647 (5:323-328)
Scriptural proofs for the Confession of Faith, submitted to both houses of parliament, 4/26/1647 (5:322)
Scripture proofs for the larger catechism, submitted to both houses of parliament, 4/12/1648 (5:339)
Scripture proofs for the shorter catechism, submitted to both houses of parliament, 4/12/1648 (5:338)
Second message to the House of Lords about itinerant ministers for, Wales, 10/19/1646 (5:312)
Second paper of advice for a subcommittee of the House of Commons regarding discipline and the sacrament, 8/13/1645 (5:235)
Sub-directories for the directory for public worship submitted to both houses of parliament: assembling the congregation, public reading of scripture, public prayer before the sermon, preaching, prayer after the sermon, baptism, and the Lord’s supper, 11/12/1644 (5:93-110)
Sub-directories for the directory for public worship submitted to both houses of parliament: fasting, thanksgiving, and singing psalms, 12/27/1644 (5:154-158)
Sub-directory for the directory for public worship submitted to both houses of parliament: burying the dead, 12/13/1644 (5:145-146)
Sub-directory for the directory for public worship submitted to both houses of parliament: marriage, 12/3/1644 (5:123-126)
Sub-directory for the directory for public worship submitted to both houses of parliament: the Lord’s day, 11/20/1644 (5:121-122)
Sub-directory for the directory for public worship submitted to both houses of parliament: visiting the sick, 12/16/1644 (5:147-151)
Summary of antinomian errors for the House of Commons, 9/23/1643 (5:25)
The answer of the assembly of divines to the reasons of the dissenting brethren against the proposition concerning the subordination of congregational, classical, provincial, and national assemblies, 8/19/1646 (5:307)
The arguments of the dissenting brethren against the subordination of synods, submitted to both houses of parliament, 12/12/1644 (5:143)
The directory for church government submitted to both houses of parliament, 7/3/1645 (5:204-221)
The reasons of the dissenting brethren against the third proposition concerning presbyterial government, submitted to both houses of parliament, 11/14/1644 (5:111-112)
The reasons of the dissenting brethren concerning the power that is in congregations, 12/12/1644 (5:144)
The remaining articles of knowledge for the Lord’s supper, submitted to the House of Commons, 4/10/1645 (5:190-192)
Third message to the House of Lords about itinerant ministers for Wales, 11/16/1646 (5:313)
Title for the Directory for public worship submitted to both houses of parliament, 3/6/1645 (5:178)