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A PROCLAMATION For the more effectual and speedy Discovery and Prosecution of the Popish Plot.


WHereas the late horrid Plot and Conspiracy of divers Priests and Jesuits, and other Papists, against His Majesties Sacred Person, and for the Subversion of the Prote­stant Religion and Government Established in this Kingdom, hath beén so far Disco­vered that the sad Effects thereof have by His Majesties Care, and the Blessing of Almigh­ty God, beén hitherto prevented, and the most notorious Offenders therein, brought to Condign Punishment, or are Secured, or fled from Justice; and His Majesty consi­dering that nothing would more conduce to the lasting Safety of His Majesty, His Kingdoms, and the Protestant Religion therein Established, then that there might be a full and per­fect Discovery of the said Conspiracy; And whereas it is to be suspected that many persons contrary to the Duty of their Allegiance, do still conceal their knowledge of the said Plot, and the conspira­tors therein, presuming that at any time hereafter (though never so late) when they shall offer a Discovery, they may obtain His Majesties Pardon for all their Offences: Now for the more speédy and full Discovery of the said Conspiracy, and to Deter all persons whatsoever from Concealing any longer their knowledge thereof, His Majesty doth by this His Royal Proclamation (with the Advice of His Privy Council) strictly Require and Command all and every person and persons whatsoever who know, or can make Discovery of any person or persons ingaged in the said Conspiracy, or of any mat­ter or circumstance relating thereunto, to Discover and make known the same to the Lords of His Majesties Privy Council, or one of His Principal Secretaries of State, or to the Lord Chief Justice, or one of the Justices of the Court of Kings Bench, before the last day of February next, His Majesty Declaring, That after that time His Pardon is not to be expected for any such Treasons, or Misprisi­ons of Treason.

God save the King.

London, Printed by John Bill, Thomas Newcomb, and Henry Hills, Printers to the Kings most Excellent Majesty. 1679.

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