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A26154 The rights, powers, and priviledges, of an English convocation, stated and vindicated in answer to a late book of D. Wake's, entituled, The authority of Christian princes over their ecclesiastical synods asserted, &c. and to several other pieces. Atterbury, Francis, 1662-1732. 1700 (1700) Wing A4151; ESTC R16535 349,122 574

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