Millenary Petition

Millenary Petition is the name of the paper which was presented to king James VI of Scotland (James I of England), as he passed through England on his way to London, by the Puritans. It contained a petition signed by nearly a thousand ministers, and hence the name Millenarian. It prayed for such changes or alterations in ceremonial as the Puritans had generally contended for. An answer to it was published by the University of Oxford, and the divines of Cambridge thanked their Oxonian brethren. The conference at Hampton Court, however, was the result of the famous petition. See Fisher, Hist. of

the Reformation, page 434; Neale, Hist. of the Puritans (Harper's edition), 1:228; Fuller, Church History, book 10, page 21. SEE PURITANS.

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