Excerpt from A Cloud of Witnesses, for the Royal Prerogatives of Jesus Christ, or the Last Speeches and Testimonies of Those Who Have Suffered for the Truth in Scotland, Since the Year 1680: Together With an Appendix, Containing the Queensferry Paper; Torwood Excommunication; A Relation Concerning Mr. Richard Cameron, Mr. Donald Cargil, and Henry Hall
But their finel't topick, wherein they infulted and glo ried molt, 'was the death of James Sharp archbifhop of St. Andrews, which they reckoned a cruel murder, and therefore hoped, that if the fulferers lhould approve of the fame, they would have'a colour to 'deliroy them, as men of afalfinating and bloody principles, deferving to be exterminate out of any well governed common-wealth; and therefore it was liill one of their qheltions, Was the bifhop's death murder T 0 which queliion'fome anfwer ed directly, 'that it was a juli and lawful execution of God's law upon him, for his perjurious treachery, and bloody cruelty; others were filent, or refufed to anfwer any thing directly to the point, as conceiving that it be ing no deed of theirs, they were not obliged by any law divine orx human, to give their judgment thereupon, e fpecially when they could not exactly know the circum fiances of the matter of fact, and faw that the queliion was propofed with a defign to enfnare them, or take a way their life: yet was their very filence or refufal to'
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