For a solemn and publick Thanksgiving.

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, We have thought fit, to appoint a solemn and publick Day of Thanksgiving, to be kept, for giving Thanks to Almighty GOD, for the great Success of our Arms in our Expedition into our Kingdom of Ireland, against the Enemies of the Protestant Religion, and Our Government, and for Our Safe Return. There, We with Advice and Consent of the Lords of Our Privy Council, do hereby Indict, and Appoint a Day of solemn and publick Thanksgiving, to be Religiously Observed and Kept in all the Churches & Meeting-houses within the City of Edinburgh, & in the Shires of Edinburgh, Haddingtoun & Linlithgow upon Sunday next, the twentie one day of September current; and in all the Churches and Meeting houses of the other Shires and Burghs of this Kingdom, upon Sunday, the fifth Day of October next: And Ordains the Ministers in the saids other Shires, to cause Read, and make Intimation hereof upon the Sunday preceeding, and that all Persons give punctual Obedience hereunto, as they will be answerable at their highest Perril. And We require Our Solicitor, in the most convenient Way and Method to dispatch, and send printed Coppies of this Our Proclamation, to the Sheriffs, of the several Shires, and the Stewarts of the Stwartries, and their Deputs, and Clerks, whom We ordain to cause Publish. and immediately transmit the famine to the Ministers in all the Churches and Meeting-houses within their respective Jurisdictions. And ordains thir presents to be Printed, & Published at the Mercat-Cross of Edinburgh, and at the Mercat-crosses of the Head-burghs of the several Shires, and Stewartries within this Kingdom, that none may pretend Ignorance. Given under Our Signet, at holy-rood-house, the seventeeth day of September, one thousand six hundred and ninety, and of Our Reign the second Year.

Per Actum Dominorum Sti. Concilii.
Glib. Eliot. Cls. Sti. Concilii.
God save King William and Queen Mary.

Edinburgh, Printed by the Heir of Andrew Anderson, Printer to Their most Excellent Majestys, 1690.

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Title: A PROCLAMATION For a solemn and publick Thanksgiving.

Author: Privy Council. Scotland.

Publisher: Heir of Andrew Anderson

Publication date: 1690

Edition: 2nd Edition

Place of publication: Edinburgh

Provenance/location: This text was transcribed from images available at Early English Books Online: http://eebo.chadwyck.com/home Bibliographic name / number: Wing (2nd ed.) / S1787 Physical description: 1 sheet ([1] p.) Copy from: National Library of Scotland Reel position: Wing / 2776:30

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Original author(s): Privy Council. Scotland

Language: English

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