Excerpt from Letter to Earl Fitzwilliam, Upon the Power of Compelling the Assessment of a Church Rate: By Proceedings in Courts of Law In the next century, among the constitutions of Ethelred II., we find the follow ing law (wilk. L. A. And concerning tithes, the king and his wise men have chosen and said, as it is right, that the third part of those tithes that to church belong go to church repairs (b), a second part to God's servants, a third to God's necessitous (e) and to poor slaves (d) yet the same constitutions contain provisions for the payment of the tithes of the increase of cattle at Whitsuntide, and of the fruits of the earth at the Equix, or at Allhallown-tide, of Peter's pence on St. Peter's day, and of church-soot (e) at Martinmas; shewing that the church scot was paid at a period when the repairs of the church continued to be a charge upon the tithes. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.