An Account of the Proceedings Against the Rebels, and Other Prisoners, Tried Before the Lord Chief Justice Jefferies, and Other Judges, in the West of England, in 1685: For Taking Arms Under the Duke of Monmouth. With a Compleat List of All the Persons that Suffered ... and the Punishments Inflicted on Them. Also an Account of what was Done Against Those in Scotland, who Took Arms There Under the Earl of Argyle, &c. and Against the Protestants in Ireland, by the Late King James ...

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J. Baker, and T. Warner, 1716 - 40 pages
 

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Page xvi - Be of good courage, and let us play the men for our people, and for the cities of our God : and the LORD do that which seemeth him good.
Page 6 - ... committed against Us, or Our Royal Father of Blessed Memory, by any of Our Subjects of what Degree or Quality soever, who shall at or after Our Landing, and before they engage in any Action against Us, or Our Forces, from that time lay hold on Mercy, and return to that duty and Allegiance which they owe to Us, their only Rightful and Lawful Sovereign. By the joint endeavours of Us and Our...
Page xxi - Usurper to let in an Inundation of Foreigners from Abroad and to reduce these Nations to the State of a Province, to one of the most inconsiderable Provinces of the Empire.
Page xxii - God seems to point out to them. We are come to take Our Part in all the Dangers and Difficulties to which any of Our Subjects, from the Greatest down...
Page x - Rulers may remain able to do all the good that can be either desired or expected from them ; and it may not be in their power to invade the rights and infringe the Liberties of the People.
Page vii - Conspiracy against our Rights, and that there is no Means left for our Relief but by Force of Arms ; for advancing those to the Bench that were the Scandal of the Bar, and...
Page xxi - A parliament has been procured by the most unwarrantable influences, and by the grossest corruptions, to serve the vilest ends ; and they who ought to be the guardians of the liberties of the people, are become the instruments of tyranny. Whilst the principal powers engaged in the late...
Page xv - ... all the methods aforesaid, that it may never more be in the power of any single person on the throne to deprive the subjects of their rights, or subvert the fundamental laws of the government designed for their preservation. " And whereas the nobility, gentry, and commons of Scotland are now in arms upon the like motives and inducements that we are, and in prosecution of ends agreeable with ours. We do therefore approve the justice of their cause, commend their zeal and courage, expecting their,...
Page xi - Laws against Protestant Dissenters be repealed, and Legal Provision made against their being disturbed by Reason of their Consciences, and for their enjoying an equal Liberty with other Protestants. And that the Meekness and Purity of our Principles, and the Moderation and Righteousness of our End, may appear unto all Men : We do declare, That we will not make War upon, or destroy any for their Religion, how false and erroneous soever : So that the very Papists, provided they withdraw from the Tents...
Page 6 - ... same to future generations. And we hereby require all sheriffs of shires, Stewarts of stewartries, or their deputies, and magistrates of burghs, to publish this our declaration, immediately after it shall come to their hands, in the usual places and manner, under the pain of being proceeded against for failure thereof, and forfeiting the benefit of our general pardon. Given under our sign manual, and privy signet, at our court of Commercy, the 25th day of October, in the fifteenth year of our...

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