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A61475 The spirit convincing of sinne opened in a sermon before the Honorable House of Commons, assembled in Parliament upon the solemne day of their monethly fast, Novemb. 26, 1645 / by Peter Sterry ... Sterry, Peter, 1613-1672. 1645 (1645) Wing S5483; ESTC R34606 20,614 44

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