The History of the Sufferings of the Church of Scotland, from the Restoration to the Revolution Volume 3

The History of the Sufferings of the Church of Scotland, from the Restoration to the Revolution Volume 3

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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. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ...petitory clause added to it, which satisfied John, and he signed it. It was directed to the council, and ran, " Whereas I am sadly misrepresented to your lordships, as if I were a man of king-killing principles, I declare I would kill no man whatsomever but upon self-defence, which the law of God and nature allows; I own the free preaching of the gospel, whether in the fields or houses, seeing it is written, ' without faith it is impossible to please God, and faith cometh by hearing.' I also own Jesus Christ as the only head of his own church, and King of saints, and disown all others pretending thereunto. May it therefore please your lordships, to recall the sentence against me, as if 1 were of dangerous and king-killing principles, lest you bring innocent blood upon your own heads, this city, and inhabitants thereof; for I declare I am no papist, and hate and abhor all those Jesuitical, bloody, and murdering prin I'iples." When this petition was read in council, John Murray was asked, who drew it: with much difficulty he was brought to tell; and straightway Mr Spreul was called before them, and interrogate, if be knew any thing about a petition presented by John Murray. He asked a sight of it, and owned it his writ, desired it might be read before him, and that he might know what was objected against it; and acknowledged he bad drawn it at the clerk's earnest desire, and again entreated it might be read, that he might know what tbey quarrelled in it. This was not done, bnt the duke of York rose up, and said withafrowu," Sir, would you kill the king?" after a pause Mr Spreul directing himself to the chancellor, said, "My lord, I bless God I am no papist, I lothe and abhor all those jesuitical, bloody, and more

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  • Paperback | 402 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 717g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236630521
  • 9781236630520