The Britannic Constitution; Or, the Fundamental Form of Government in Britain. Demonstrating, the Original Contract Entred Into by King and People, According to the Primary Institutions Thereof, in This Nation. Wherein Is Proved, That the

The Britannic Constitution; Or, the Fundamental Form of Government in Britain. Demonstrating, the Original Contract Entred Into by King and People, According to the Primary Institutions Thereof, in This Nation. Wherein Is Proved, That the

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1727 edition. Excerpt: ...and by many Leading Commoners: And because the Lord Savile bitterly hated the Earl of Straffoitd, because he (as President of the North) had borne down bavile, and his Father, He was trusted with the Ori inal Engagement, to be conveyed to Scotland: But Savile First took a Copy (most robably, in his own Hand-writin ) of the En agement, and ofP the Names of all' those that sub cribed it, asger which, Baker,47z-a Cane was hollowed, and the Original Paper put within it, and one Mr. Frosh was sent, as a poor Traveller, to deliver it. BURNLT. It was to be communicated only, to three Persons, the Earls of-Rothes, and Argyle, and to Archihald John/ton, Laird of Wa z-Ztozm, the three Chief Confidents of the Covenanters, upon t eir Oath of Secrecy, but it was to be deposited, and was so, in Wari/tounk Hands, and they were only allowed to ublish to the Scots, That they were sure of a very great and? unex pected Assistance, which, though it was to he kept very secret, would appear in due Time: And here we may Leave it, to survey the various Branches of that amazing Tree, which this Root, or Seed, Emitted and Nourished.-S E C T. XXXIV. T HE Scots Nation being thus secretly Invited and Encouraged, Embraced the Overture, and by Artifices and Amusements, gained Nine Months Time, to Marshal themselves into a Military Posture, and to provide Officers, Arms, and Ammunition, to be Employed in the Undertaking, which aimed not at any Damage to the King's Person, or Government, but to Reduce his Administration, within the Bounds of the Constitution, in each Kingdom. When an Account came to London, of the Proceedings in Scotland, the King laid them before his Cabinet Council, or 7unt0, to consider, whether the Disobedience and Dlstllrbfiltci', which the Scots...show more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 381g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236763602
  • 9781236763600