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ACT Of His Majesties Privy Council of Scotland, for a solemn and publick Thanksgiving, upon the Birth of the most Serene, and High-Born-Prince, the Prince and Stewart of Scotland, Prince of VVales. &c. Born at St. James's the 10of June 1688.

Present in Council.

• The Earl of Perth, &c. Lord High Chancellor. , • The Lord Arch-Bishop of St. Andrews. , • The Lord Duke of Hamilton. , • The Lord Marquess of Douglass. , • The Earl of Linlithgow. , • The Earl of Lauderdale. , • The Earl of Airlie. , • The Earl of Belcarras. , • The Lord Viscount Tarbat. , • The Master of Balmerino. , • The Lord President of Session. , • The Lord Advocat. , • The Lord Justice Clerk. , • The Lord Castlehill. , • Major General Grahame of Claverhouse. , and • The Laird of Nidry. 

IT having pleased the Almighty GOD, by whom Kings Reign, to bless His Sacred Majesty, our August and Glorious Monarch, and in Him us his dutiful and happy Subjects, with the Birth of the most Serene and High-Born-Prince, the Prince and Stewart of Scotland, &c. by His Royal Consort, Our G [...]ous Queen Mary. And these glad News being [...] [...]at [...]d to by a most welcome Letter under His Royal Hand, VVe in acknowledgement of this great Blessing, do in the first place thank the great King of Hea­ven for so extraordinary a mercy, fitted to unite all our Hearts, and prevent all our Jealousies: Not doubting but that all His Majesties Loyal Subjects will express their solemn and sincere Joy, upon so signal an Occasion, and that they will put up their ardent Prayers to the Almighty, to whom they owe this hopeful Prince, for prolong­ing His Life, in which they ought to be concerned, as in their chief Earthly Blessing, next to that of His Royal Parents, whom GOD preserve. And for this end, VVe the Lords of His Majesties Privy Council do by His Majesties special VVarrant, Appoint and Ordain, that a Solemn and Publick Thanksgiving be kept and observed in all the Churches of this His Ma­jesties Antient Kingdom, on the respective Days after-specified, viz. Those in the Diocess of Edinburgh, and the three Lothians, on Thursday the 21. day of June instant; and in all the other Paroch-Churches of the Kingdom on the Thursday thereafter, being the 28. of the same Mo­neth. And VVe, by warrant foresaid, do accordingly Require and Command the most Re­verend, and the right Reverend, the Arch-bishops and Bishops, to take care that Intimation be made hereof, by the Ministers Reading the same from their Pulpits, the Lords-day imme­diatly preceeding the said days of Thanksgiving and Solemnity respectivè, and that in all the Paroch-Churches within their Diocesses, the said Thanksgiving be accordingly Celebrated; and VVe Require and Command the Magistrats of all Burghs-Royal, that they cause the said Thanksgiving and Solemnity be observed with all suitable marks of Joy and Congratula­tion within their respective Burghs. And Ordain the Lyon King at Arms, and his Brethren Heraulds, Macers of Council, and Pursevants, forthwith to pass to the Mercat-Cross of Edin­burgh, and make Publication of these Presents. Extracted forth of the Records of Privy Council, by me

WILL PATERSON, Cls. Sti. Concilii.

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