dismisse ye people, for to blesse (e) them in ye name of

ye Lord.  (a) Revel.2.2.  (b) 1 Tim.5.19.  (c) Act.21.18, 22,23.

(d) 1 Cor.5.4,5.  (d) Numb.6.23 &c:


  This power of Govrmnt in the Elders doth not in

any wise prejudice the power of priviledge in the

Brotherhood, as neither the power of priviledge in ye

brethren doth prejudice the power of Govrnmt in

the Elders, but they may sweetely agree togeather: as

we see in the example of the Apostles furnished wth

the greatest church power, who who tooke in the

concurrence & consent(a) of the brethren in church=Ad=

ministracions.  Also that Scripture 2 Cor.2.9. & 2 Cor.10.6

do declare that what the churches were to act & do

in those matters, they were to do in a way of Obedi=

ence, and that not onely to ye direction of the

Apostles, but also of their ordinary Elders. (a) Act.1.15,

16 to 23. & 6.1,2.  1 Cor.5.4  & 16.3.  2 Cor.2.6,7.


  From the Pramises, namely that ye ordinary power

of Govnmt belongeth onely to the Elders, ^& power of

priviledgeth remayneth wth the Brotherhood, as power of

judgemt in matters of Censure, & power of liberty

in matters of liberty, It followeth that in an Organick

church, & right Administracion, all church acts pceede

after the maner of a mixt Administracion, so as

no church act can be consummated or psented wthout

ye consent of both.

¶      Chap. 11. of the maintenance of

               church officers.


  The Apostle concludes that necessary & sufficient

maintenance is due unto the ministers of ye word,

from the Law of nature & nations, from ye Law of Moses