A full and authentic history of the rebellion MDCCXLV. and MDCCXLVI. To which is added, a copy of what dr. A. Cameron intended to have delivered at the place of execution. With proper remarks thereon. By an impartial hand

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Page 113 - I, with my own Money, hired a small Vessel, ill provided with Money, Arms or Friends; I arrived in Scotland, attended by seven Persons; I publish the King my Father's Declaration, and proclaim his Title, with Pardon in one Hand, and in the other Liberty of Conscience, and the most solemn Promises to grant whatever a free Parliament shall propose for the Happiness of a People.
Page 110 - ... attempt is not undertaken in order to enslave a free people, but to redress and remove the encroachments made upon them ; not to impose upon any a religion which they dislike, but to secure them all...
Page 115 - ... and Swiss, the Elector of Hanover's allies, being called over to protect his government against the King's subjects, is it not high time for the King my father to accept also of...
Page 114 - Why has the nation been so long crying out in vain for redress against the abuse of parliaments, upon account of their long duration, the multitude of placemen, which occasions their venality, the introduction of penal laws, and, in general, against the miserable situation of the kingdom at home and abroad ? All...
Page 111 - ... promises to protect, cherish, and defend, he is resolved to take the advice of his parliament concerning it; in which -he thinks he acts the part of a just prince, who makes the good of his people the sole rule of his actions.
Page 112 - Do not the pulpits and congregations of the clergy, as well as your weekly papers, ring with the dreadful threats of popery, slavery, tyranny, and arbitrary power, which are now ready to be imposed upon you, by the formidable powers of France and Spain ? Is not my royal father represented as a blood-thirsty tyrant, breathing out nothing but destruction to all those who will not immediately embrace an odious religion? Or, have I myself been better used ? But listen only to the naked truth.
Page 115 - Hessians, and Swiss, the Elector of Hanover's Allies, being called over to protect his Government against the King's Subjects, is it not high Time for the King my Father, to accept also of the Assistance of those who are able, and who have engaged to support him?
Page 54 - To prevent the just resentment which could not but arise from such usage, our faithful Highlanders, a people always trained up and inured to arms, have been deprived of them ; forts and citadels have been built •and garrisoned where no foreign invasion could be apprehended, and a military government has been effectually introduced, as into a conquered country. It is easy to foresee what must be the consequences of such violent and unprecedented proceedings, if a timely remedy be not put to them...
Page 60 - ... ready to consent to any Act or Acts of Parliament to the purposes aforesaid, and for the full satisfaction of all arrears due to the officers and soldiers of the army under the command of General Monk; and that they shall be received into our service upon as good pay and conditions as they now enjoy. Given under our Sign Manual and Privy Signet, at our Court at Breda, this 4/14 day of April, 1660, in the twelfth year of our reign.
Page 113 - I have, I confess, the greatest reason to adore the goodness of Almighty God, who has in so remarkable a manner protected me and my small army through the many dangers to which we were at first exposed, and who has led me in the way to victory, and to the capital of this ancient kingdom, amidst the acclamations of the King my father's subjects. Why then is so much pains taken to spirit up the minds of the people against this my undertaking ?

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