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CHARLES G. ADDISON, ESQ. The history of the Knights Templars, Temple Church, and the Temple


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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The history of the Knights Templars, Temple Church, and the Temple
page 79

ne, rnii BMIOBTI TKMPLAni. any ecclesiastic or secular person be permiiteil to recente or retain them, " Ami since those who arc defenders of the cliitrcli ought to lie supported and maintained out of the good things of the church, we prohibit all manner of men from exacting tithes from you in respect of your moveables or immoveables, or any of the goods and possessions appertaining unto your venerable house. "And that nothing may be wanting to the plenitude of your salvation, and the care of your souls; and that yc may more commodiously hear divine service, and receive the sacraments in your sacred college ; we in like manner ordain, that it shall be lawful for you to admit within your fraternity, honest, and godly clergymen and priests, as ninny as ye may conscientiously require ; and to receive them from whatever parts they may come, as well in your chief house at Jerusalem, as in nil the other houses and places depending upon it, so that they do not belong to any other religious profession or order, and so that ye ask them of the bishop, if they come from the neighbourhood ; but if peradventure the bishop should refuse, yet nevertheless ye have permission to receive and retain them by the authority of the holy apostolic see. " If any of these, after they have been professed, should turn out to be useless, or should become disturbers of your house and religion, it shall be lawful for you, with the consent of the major part of the chapter, to remove them, and give them leave to enter any other order where they may wish to live in the service of (toil, «ini to substitute others in their places who shall undergo a probation of one year in your society ; which term heiiig completed, if their morale render them worthy of your fellowship, and they shall be found lit and proper for your service, then let. then make the regular profession of life according to your rule,

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