The article is a letter concerning the treatment of Dissenters in England. The writer objects to the nationalized Episcopacy for various injustices upon Dissenters. He asks for separation of church and state.
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The article is a letter concerning the place of Dissenters in relation to the nationalized Episcopacy in England. The writer argues that the church has a special position because it is a national church which falsely claims all citizens as members. Subsequently, it chooses to refuse dissenting ministries. The author attacks the use of the record of baptism being used as a record of births. He insists the record should be civil and independent. Secondly, he objects to marriage laws that conform only to the English Church. Thirdly, he objects to similar positions on burial. Dissenters are also excluded from Universities. They must contribute to churches from which they do not profit. Lastly, the author objects to State preference to one denomination over others. This particularly justifies the discrimination against Dissenters. He demands tolerance from the national establishment. He also says that these attacks on Dissenters harm the church and the state. Likewise, national establishment causes religious infidelity generally. He asks the Lord to separate church and state. Dissenters will not seek revenge and the English Church would not collapse financially.