The only legal answer which constables and church-wardens may give to articles inquiring into any of His majesties ecclesiastical or civil courts, or to any justices upon the Statutes 1 Eliz. 2 and 3 Jac. 4 concerning the absence of persons from their parish-church in a letter to a private friend, inquiring on the behalf of his friend, the sense and import of those statutes in this case, and whether officers can be required by a particular oath, to give in answers to such articles, and how often.
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