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But furthermore, we do hereby affirm that the Christian unity...can be restored
only by the return of all Christian communions to the principles of unity exemplified by the undivided Catholic Church during the first
ages of its existence; which principles we believe to be the substantial deposit of Christian Faith and Order committed by Christ and
his Apostles to the Church unto the end of the world, and therefore incapable of compromise or surrender by those who have been ordained
to be its stewards and trustees for the common and equal benefit of all men.
Furthermore, Deeply grieved by the sad divisions which affect the Christian Church in our own land, we hereby declare our desire and readiness, so soon as there shall be any authorized response to this Declaration, to enter into brotherly conference with all or any Christian Bodies seeking the restoration of the organic unity of the Church, with a view to the earnest study of the conditions under which so priceless a blessing might happily be brought to pass.
Note: While the above form of the Quadrilateral was adopted by the House of Bishops, it was not enacted by the House of Deputies, but rather incorporated in a general plan referred for study and action to a newly created Joint Commission on Christian Reunion.
Lambeth Conference of 1888
That, in the opinion of this Conference, the following Articles supply a basis on which approach may be by God's blessing made towards Home Reunion:
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