Content: Comprises: "Scriptures and reasons written long since by awitnesse of Iesus Christ, close prisoner in Newgate, against persecution in cause of conscience; and sent some while since to Mr. Cotton, by a friend," p. 1-6; "The answer of Mr. Iohn Cottom ... to the aforesaid arguments against persecution for cause of conscience. Professedly mainteining persecution for cause of conscience," p. 7-14;"A reply to the aforesaid answer of Mr. Cotton. In a conference betweene Trvth and Peace," chap. 1-81, p. 15-117; "A model of church and civil power. Composed by Mr. Cotton and the ministers of New-England, and sent to the church at Salem, as a further confirmation of the bloody doctrine of persecution for cause of conscience. Examined and answered," chap. 82-138, p. 1118-247.
Content: For a discussion of the two editions published in 1644, cf. Stevens, Henry, Son and Stiles, firm, booksellers, London. Rare Americana. London, 1907. no. 816.