Different periods of his career both in his speeches in the Irish House of Lords and in his correspondence with ministers in London.
The ministers were mostly Puritans; by their ordination, &c., Episcopalian; and for the most part strongly impressed with the desirability of nearer agreement with the Church of Scotland, and other branches of the Reformed Church on the Continent.
This question was solemnly submitted to a grand council of prelates, senators, ministers and other dignitaries on the 13th of June 1718.
In the large towns there were consistories composed of all the ministers and of delegates from the various parishes.
Over all was the central provincial council consisting of the two senior ministers and fifteen members nominated by the state in the first instance.