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A87001 Israels just jvdge; or, The maiestrats brest-plate, against the darts of pride, envy, & hipocrisie: being enemies to iustice, mercy, & humility. Presented to the jmpartial maiestrats of this nation, especialy in the western parts, from whence the author (by Gods providence) drew his first breath; wishing them health here, and all happiness hereafter. / Written by Charles Hammond. Hammond, Charles, 17th cent. 1657 (1657) Wing H494; Thomason E899_4; ESTC R206742 13,989 19

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