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1836. Excerpt: ... HISTORIE OF THE REIGNE OF KING JAMES THE SIXTH.
The Confederat Lords having obtained this Renunciation, which was
the thing they most desyred, conveen at Sterlin, and upon the
twenty-first clay of July they croune the yong Prince King, by the
name of James The Sixth; verie few noblmen being present. Mr John
Knox made the sermon, and the Earle of Mortoune and the Lord Home
sware, in the King's name, to mantain the Relligion then preacht in
Scotland. The King was but a chyld of one year old, one month, and
odd dayes. The Earle of Murray came first to London, and saluted
the Queen of England; where he was lookt upon with a great deall
more honor than at the court of France. From thence he came to
Scotland, and was receaved by the Confederat Lords (whom now we
call the King's partie), with much joy, and was in a manner adored.
They offred him the sole government of the kingdome, which
(although it was the thing he long expected) he wold not undertake,
for some dayes; craving respyte to advyse. In which tyme, he
directed letters to severall noblmen of the Queen's faction, but in
particular to the Earle of Argyle, his kinsman, and old friend,
shewing the desyre of the people was to burthen him with the charge
of the sole government, in the King's minoritie; that it was a
place he was not worthie of; but because of the miseries of the
tyme, and trubles of the cuntrie, it was fitt that the absolut
power were conferred upon some one. He desyred they might conveen
and make choose of any, whom they mould think fittest, by a
generall consent. In the mean tyme, a parliament was proclamed in
the yong King's name, and the Earle of Murray was admitted
Governor, upon the twenty-second day of Agust, which was thrie
dayes before the parliament, by these few whoe were presen...
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