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(without typos) from the publisher. 1748. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... . . C 39 ) . was the Exclusion of the Royal Family from their
m> doubted Right to the Crown, for which Purpose rh- grossest
Corruptions were openly used to bring it about. But whatever may be
hereafter devised for the joint Bene* fit of both Nations, the King
will most readily comply with the Request of His Parliaments to
establish. And now that We have, in his Majesty's Name, given you
the most ample Security for your Religion, Properties and Laws that
the Power of a Britijh Sovereign can grant; We hereby for
Ourselves, as Heir apparent to the Crown, ratify and confirm the
fame in Our own Name, before Almighty GOD, upon the Faith of a
Christian, and the Honour of a Prince. Let me now expostulate this
weighty Matter with you, my Father's Subjects, and let me not omit
this first publick Opportunity of awakning your Understandings, and
of dispelling that Cloud, which the assiduous-Pens of illdefigning
Men have all along, but chiefly now, been endeavouring to cast on
the Truth. Do not the Pulpits and Congregations of the Clergy, as
well as your weekly Par pers, ring with the dreadful Threats of
Popery, Slavery, Tyranny and arbitrary Power, which are now ready
to be imposed upon you, by the formidable Powers of France and
Spain? Is not my royal Father represented as a Bloodthirsty Tyrant,
breathing out nothing but Destruction to all those who will not
immediately embrace an odious Religion? Or, have I myself been
better used? But listen only to the naked Truth. I, with my own
Money, hired a small Vessel, ill provided with Money, Arms or
Friends; I arrived in Scotland, attended by seven Persons; I
publish the King my Father's Declaration, and proclaim his Title,
with Pardon in one Hand, and in the other Liberty of Conscience,
and the most solemn Promises to g...
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