A PROCLAMATION Prohibiting the keeping of the Mart at BOSTON, in the County of LINCOLN.


THe Kings most Excellent Majesty, out of His Princely and Christian care of his loving Subjects, That no good means of Providence may be neglected, to stay the further spreading of the great Infection of the Plague, doth finde it necessary to prevent all occasions of Publick Concourse of His People for the present, till it shall please Almighty God, of His Goodness, to cease the violence of the Contagi­on, which is very far dispersed into many parts of this Kingdom already; and there­fore, remembring that there is at hand a Mart or Fair of Note, unto which there is usually extraordinary Resort out of several Parts of the Kingdom kept at Boston in the County of Lincoln; The holding whereof at the usual time, would, in all likelyhood, be the oc­casion of further Danger and Infection to other Parts of the Land, which yet, by Gods Mercy, stands clear and free, Hath (with the Advice of his Privy Councel) thought good, by this open Declaration of his Pleasure and necessary Commandment, not onely to admonish and require all his loving Subjects to forbear to Resort, for this time, to the said Mart or Fair kept at Boston aforesaid, or to any other Fair or Fairs in the said County of Lincoln; But also to enjoyn the Lord or Lords of the said Fair, or others interested therein, that they all forbear to hold the said Fair, or any thing appertaining thereunto, at the time accustomed, or at any other time, till by Gods goodness and mercy the Infection of the Plague shall cease, or be so much diminished, that His Majesty shall give Order for holding them, up­on pain of such Punishment, as for a Contempt, so much concerning the general Safety of His People, they shall be adjudged to deserve, which they must expect to be Inflicted with all severity. And to that purpose, doth hereby further charge and enjoyn (under the like Penalty) all Citizens and Inhabitants of the Cities of London and Westminster, That none of them shall repair unto any Fairs, held within any part of this Kingdom, until it shall please God to cease the Infection still continuing amongst them. His Majesties Intention being, and so hereby Declaring Himself, That no Lord of any Fair, or others interested in the Profits thereof, shall, by this necessary and temporary Restraint, receive any prejudice in the right of his or their Fairs, or Liberties thereunto belonging; any thing before-mentioned notwithstanding.


OXFORD, Printed by Leonard Lichfield, Printer to the University, For John Bill, and Christopher Barker, Printers to the KING'S most Excellent Majesty. Anno Dom. 1665.

This keyboarded and encoded edition of the work described above is co-owned by the institutions providing financial support to the Text Creation Partnership. This Phase I text is available for reuse, according to the terms of Creative Commons 0 1.0 Universal. The text can be copied, modified, distributed and performed, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.