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Ordaining all Persons in Publick Trust to sign the Certificate and Assurance.

PUBLISHED BY Heir of Andrew Anderson




WILLIAM and MARY by the Grace of GOD, King and Queen of Great-Britain, France, and Ireland, Defenders of the Faith; To Our Lovits,

Macers of Our Privy Council, Messengers at Arms, Our Sheriffs in that part, conjunctly and severally, specially Constitute, Greeting; Whereas by an Act of the second Session of Our Current Parliament of this Our Antient Kingdom of Scotland, We with Advice and Consent of Our Estates of Parliament, Have Enacted, Statuted and Ordained, That all Persons, who in Law are obliged to Swear and Take the Oath of Allegiance to Us, shall also Subscribe the Certificat and Assurance mentioned in, and Subjoyned to the said, Act of Parliament, under the Certification therein-contained; And We Judging it Just and Reasonable, That the said Act of Parliament should be put to Execution, and receive due Obedience, To the effect it may appear, what Persons are of Integrity, and Dutifully Affected to Us, and Our Government, and that such as are otherwayes inclined, may be discovered; We therefore, with Advice of Our Privy Council, Ordain and Appoint, all the Sheriffs, Commissioners, Stewarts, Baillies of Royalties, Bailliaries and Regalities, to Sign and Subscribe the said Certificat and Assurance hereunto Subjoyned, in presence of one of the Lords, or others of Our Privy Council, being within, or near to their Jurisdiction for the time, and failzying thereof, in presence of one of the Commissioners of Our Current Parliament, who have Taken, or shall first take the same themselves, or in presence of a meeting of the Commissioners of Supply; and all Magistrates of Burghs within their own Fenced Courts, and the Deputs, Clerks, and Clerk-Deputs, and Fiscals of the whole Courts above-named, and Justices of Peace, and all others in Trust and Office, who by Law are obliged to take the Oath of Allegiance within this Kingdom, in presence of any of the persons above-named, or the Sheriffs, or their Deputs, and that betwixt and the days following, viz. These on this side of the Water of Tay, and Shire of Forfar, betwixt and the twenty day of August current; and all be-north the famine, betwixt and the first day of September; and these in Orknay and Zetland, betwixt and the twenty ninth day of September next to come; and to Record the same in their respective Books, and to Transmit to the Clerks of Our Council Extracts thereof under their Clerks hands, betwixt and the days following, viz. These in this side of the Water of Tay, and Shire of Forfar, betwixt and the first of September next; and these be-north the same, except Orknay and Zetland, betwixt and the tenth day of September, and these in Okrnay and Zetland, betwixt the fifth day of November next to come, under the Certification contained in the foresaid Act of Parliament. And to the effect Our Pleasure in the Premisses may be known, Our Will is herefore, and We Charge you straightly and Command, that incontinent these Our Letters see, ye pass, and in Our Name and Authority, by open Proclamamtion, make publication of the Premisses, at the Mercat-Cross of Edinburgh, and at the whole Mercat-Crosses of the Head-burgs of the Shires and Stewartries, and also at the Mercat-Crosses of the Burghs-Royal, of the Bailliaries and Regalities within this Kingdom, that none may pretend ignorance. And appoints the Sheriffs of the several Shires, to cause Publish the Premisses, at all the Mercat-Crosses of the Burghs Royal, Bailliaries and Rgalities. And Ordains these Presents to be Printed.

Given under Our Signes, at Edinburgh, the fourth day of August, 1690. And of Our Reign, the second Year. Per actum Dominorum Sti. Concilii.
DA MONCRIEFF, Cls. Sti. Concilii.

1.2. Follows the Certificat and Assurance.

I Do in the Sincerity of my Heart, Assert, Acknowledge and Declare, That Their Majesties, King Willaimand Queen Mary, are the only Lawful Undoubted Soveraign, King and Queen od Scotland, as well de Jureas defacto, and in the Exercise of the Government; And therefore I do Sincerely and Faithfully Promise and Engage, That I will with Heart and Hand, Life and Goods, Maintain and Defend Their Majesties Title and Government, against the late King James, his Adherents, and all others Enemies, who either by open, or secret Attempts, shall Disturb, or Disquiet Their Majesties in the Exercise thereof.

God Save King William and Queen Mary.

Edinburgh, Printed by the Heir of Andrew Anderson, Printers to Their Majesties, Anno Dom. 1690.

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Title: A PROCLAMATION, Ordaining all Persons in Publick Trust to sign the Certificate and Assurance.

Author: Privy Council. Scotland.

Publisher: Heir of Andrew Anderson

Publication date: 1690

Edition: 2nd Edition

Place of publication: Edinburgh

Provenance/location: Date: 1690 Bib Name / Number: Wing (2nd ed.) / S1787 Copy from: National Library of Scotland

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Original author(s): Privy Council. Scotland.

Language: English

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