A CONTRIBUTION TO THE HISTORY OF THE READMISSION OF THE JEWS

Me. Lucien Wolf, in the Introduction to his splendid volume on ” Menasseh ben Israel’s Mission to Cromwell” (published by the Jewish Historical Society of England), remarks (p. xl.) as follows :-

” Until the publication of the ‘ Humble Addresses, there are but scanty clues in the printed literature of the time to the frame of mind in which Menasseh’s mission found the English public.”

This is undoubtedly true in the main; but there is, at all events, one little volume of some 300 pages, which I had the good fortune to purchase some months ago, which is most interesting, not only on its own account, but also from its connection with the important events of the December of 1655. I have searched diligently throughout Mr. Wolf’s historic volume, full as it is of references and footnotes, but have failed to discover the slightest mention of this work. I

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