A Selection from the Papers of the Earls of Marchmont Volume 3

A Selection from the Papers of the Earls of Marchmont Volume 3

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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. 1831 edition. Excerpt: ...a paper to read, which he read, which imported a dissent from anything that should be acted; whereupon he took instruments. Some others adhered to the dissent, and took instruments; particularly the Earl of-Selkirk. Then they withdrew, and several others, who had not taken instruments. They were in all, of the nobility, eighteen;-of the commissioners for shires, twentyfour; of the commissioners for burghs, fifteen. When they were gone, the parliament proceeded in the ordinary manner, and we are now one hundred and twenty, who adhere to do business. Yesterday five acts were passed, and touched with the sceptre; one recognizing her Majesty's sovereign authority; one declaring the present meeting of parliament to be a lawful and free meeting of parliament; one adjourning the session to the 1st of July; one for securing the true protestant religion, and presbyterian government; and one for a national fast, which were this day proclaimed, whereof no doubt the commissioner has sent copies. Yesterday Broomhal was expelled the house by a vote nemine contradicente for saying, that some of the laws establishing presbyterian government contained things inconsistent with the essence of monarchy, which gave very great offence. ' All the acts, we passed, were nemine contradicente. The house appointed the Committee of Security to call before them the whole Faculty of Advocates, upon an information, that the Dean of Faculty, by their order, had signed an address to the Queen, presented in their meeting by Sir John Areskine of Alva, and which contained things unwarrantable. This day they were called. We could not come by a copy of the paper; but we found, that of one hundred and forty-five in that Faculty, there were not above twenty. and these only...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236889606
  • 9781236889607