By the King.
A PROCLAMATION Prohibiting the keeping of St. James Fair at the City and County of Bristol.


THe Kings most Evcellent Majesty, out of His Princely and Christian care of His loving Subjects, that no good means may be neglected to stay the further spreading of the pre­sent Infection and Contagion, doth find it convenient to prevent all occasions of pub­lick concourse: And therefore being informed that there is at hand a Fair of special note, usually kept on the Five and twentieth day of July, called St. James's Fair, at the City and County of Bristol, unto which there is a very great resort out of many parts of His Majesties Kingdoms of England and Ireland, and Dominion of Wales, the holding whereof may be the occasion of Danger and Infection to many parts and places which (by Gods blessing) are now free, hath (with the Advice of His Privy Council) thought good by this His Royal Proclamation, not onely to admonish and require all His loving Subjects to forbear to re­sort for this time to the said Fair; but also to enjoyn and require all such as are interested therein, to for­bear holding the said Fair for this present year, upon pain of punishment, as for a Contempt so much con­cerning the safety of the People, they shall be adjudged to deserve; which they must expect to be inflicted with all severity. And His Majesty doth hereby straitly Charge and Command the Mayor and Ma­gistrates of His said City of Bristol, to see this His Will and Pleasure duly observed, and by all good means to restrain and keep out of the said City, all such Persons and Goods as shall come, or be brought from any Infected place, as they tender the safety and preservation of the said City, and will answer the contrary at their perils. And His Majesty doth hereby further declare, That all such as are interested in the Royalty or Profits of the said Fair, shall not by this Temporary restraint receive any prejudice in the Right of the said Fair, or Liberties thereunto belonging; Any thing herein before contained to the contrary notwithstanding.

God save the King.

LONDON, Printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker, Printers to the Kings most Excellent Majesty, 1665.

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