An Ecclesiastical History of Scotland; From the First Appearance of Christianity in That Kingdom to the Present Time, with Remarks on the Most Important Occurrences in a Series of Letters to a Friend Volume 2

An Ecclesiastical History of Scotland; From the First Appearance of Christianity in That Kingdom to the Present Time, with Remarks on the Most Important Occurrences in a Series of Letters to a Friend Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1788 edition. Excerpt: ... the ailiftance of his wonted clemency. ' Signed, your Majefty's moft humble, moft obe' dient, and moft affectionate fervants, Rothes, Montroie, Leffie, Mar, Montgomery, Loudon, " Forrefter." To reconcile fuch an application to a Popifh Prince, with their repeated profeffions and folemn appeals to heaven, againft every the leaft appearance of Popery, muft be left to the cafuiftry of thefe Covenanted Proteftants. But it was the treafonable part of the application that was laid hold of, and on this juft ground the Lord Loudon, as writer of it, was on the nth of April fent to the Tower of London; yet, after two or three months confinement, was, at the Marquis of Hamilton's folicitation, difinitfed without further cenfure, and allowed to return home triumph. Thus a new breach was begun between the King and the Covenanters, and both fides prepared for war. The Scots feem to have been moft bufy, and were firft ready: For on the i oth of March, in a convention at Edinburgh, they refolved to raife a new army, and on the 16th A-D of April old Leflie was again named Commander in chief, with proper officers, among whom Mon trofe Letter trofe was one, to ferve under him. And fo forXLVII. ward were the people to rife, at the daily inftigation of their thundering preachers, that before.the middle of July the whole levies were completed, and all the regiments on the 27th brought together at the appointed rendezvous, where it was unanimoufly reiblved to march into England, having firft fent before them a declaration, wherein " they obteft the all-feeing God, that they in" tend not the leaft diminution of the King's " honour and greatnefs, nor any prejudice or hurt " to England, but only to feek their own peace." On the other fide, the King, after dillblving his...show more

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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 345g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236677722
  • 9781236677723