their holy fellowshipp, or out of covetousnesse, or for greater en=

largements(a) wth just griefe to the church, or out of

Schisme(b), or want of love, & out of a spirit of con=

tencion in respect of some unkindnesse, or some evill

onely conceived, or indeed in the church, wch might &

should be tolerated(c), & sealed wth a spirit of meek=

nesse, & of wch the church is not yet convinced, though

phaps himselfe be, nor admonished, For these & like

reasons to withdraw from publike communion in word, or

scales, or Censures, is unlawfull & sinfull (a) 2 Tim.4.

10. (b) Rom.16.17. Jude 19. (c) Eph.4.2,3.  Col.3.13.


  Such members as have orderly remooved their habitacions

ought to joyne themselves unto that church in order where

they do inhabite, otherwise they can neither pfourme the dutyes

nor receive the priviledges of members. Such an example

tolerated in some is apt to corrupt others, wch if many

should follow would threaten the dissolucion & confusion

of churches; contrary to 1 Cor.14.33.


  Order requires that a member thus remooving have

Letters Testimoniall & of dismission from the church

whereof he yet is, unto the church whereunto he desired

to be joined; left the church should be deluded, that the

church may receive him in faith, & not be corrupted by

receiving deceivers & false brethren. Untill the pson

dismissed be recd into another church, he ceaseth not by his

Lers of dismission to be a member of ye church whereof

he was. The church can not make a member no member

but by excommunication.


  If a member be called to remoove only for a tyme

where a church is, Lers of Recommendacion are requisite &

sufficient for communion wth that church in the ordinances, and

in their watch. as Phebe a servant of the church at Cenchrea

hath Lers written for her to the church of Rome, that she

might be recd by them as becometh saints Rom.16.1,2