Mary widow of John Oakes, attestes that her husband about seven years since printed part of a book enntitled Francis Salis' Introduction to a Devout Life licensed by Dr. Heywood, chaplain to Archbishop Laud, for the press. Finding some Popish passages not fit for the press as he conceived, Oakes carried the same to Heywood, who told him to gon and print the same, and he would bear him out therein. When the book was published exceptions were taken to these passages, and the book ordered to be burnt in Smithfield, which was done. Oakes was thereupon sent for and imprisoned about three weeks, and the fault put upon him and the publisher, as if they had put the passages into the licensed copy when Dr Heywood had purged them out, whereas in truth he had summoned the passages to be put in and stand as they were in the copy brought to the press, which was proved before Sir Edward Deering at a Committee this Parliament.
(Testimony of widow of printer John Oakes, at trial of Archbishop Laud 1644).