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A68833 A briefe declaration of the universalitie of the Church of Christ, and the unitie of the Catholike faith professed therein delivered in a sermon before His Maiestie the 20th. of Iune 1624. at Wansted. By Iames Ussher, Bishop of Meath. Ussher, James, 1581-1656. 1629 (1629) STC 24547; ESTC S118942 28,513 46

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